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Pinky Salam

Pinky Salam, a young and enthusiastic Reporter  is working with Imphal Times since 2018. Apart from being a reporter, he is a musician and plays Guitar in his spare time. Pinky is a resident of Sagolband Salam Maning Leikai, Imphal and lives with his parents. He can be reached at [email protected]

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Arjuna Awardee Surjalata Devi files case against her husband for domestic violence

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Imphal Feb 19

Former skipper of Indian women’s hockey team and Arjuna awardee Surjalata Devi has filed a complaint against her husband for alleged domestic violence during her visit to the town in November. Investigation is on following a complaint filed by her at Heingang Police station Surjalata said while talking to media persons at Manipur Press Club today.

She said she had filed the complaint at Heingang PS  in January. The case was transferred to Sultanpur Lodhi as the incident had reportedly occurred there during their stay for a tournament at the Rail Coach Factory.

Surjalata Devi reportedly married with Ksh Shantakumar of Singjamei Kshetri Leikai on November 4 , 2004 and have two sons. The hockey player, on whom the Bollywood film ‘Chak De India’ was based, has got her husband booked under Sections 325, 343, 354 and 498A of the IPC.

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Machi High School condition in dilapidated condition despite government promises to improve it

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Imphal, Feb 17

A team of AMSU, while conducting inspection visits to government schools as a part of their campaign for Total Education today found Machi High School in Tengnoupal district Manipur in total disgrace manner with unsatisfactory school infrastructures besides having inadequate teachers.
A press statement, issued by the AMSU Thoubal district committee sent along with video footage of the school campus and classroom showed unfulfillment of promises made by the government for improvement of education sectors.
It said the school which has 146 students from class 1 to class 10 is being allotted with only five teachers. Among the five teachers, 4 are primary teachers and one Graduate teacher.
The building of the Machi High School was inaugurated on December 4, 2006, by the then Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and Education Minister L. Nandakumar. The condition of the school is that the first-floor portion could not be used due to any maintenance of quality.
On April 8, 2018, the present Education Minister Th, Radheshyam visited the school and after inspection assured to improve the school by providing the requirement, however, nothing has been done till today.
AMSU appealed to the government to act as per their assurance to improve the education sectors.  

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Fishery Skill Development (SKD) Training Programme held

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Imphal, Feb 3

Krishi Vigyan Kendra Churachandpur has successfully launched the Fishery Skill Development (SKD) Training Programme sponsored by National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad which comprises of series of training modules from 12th to 29th February 2020 at the training hall of the office.
The programme was inaugurated by Shri Khaikhopau Ngaihte, AC-DC Churachandpur as Chief Guest, Dr. N. Prakash, Joint Director, ICAR-RC for NEH Region, Manipur Centre as President, Dr. S. Roma Devi, Head in-charge KVK Churachandpur and Dr. N. Soranganba, SMS (Fishery) & Course Director of the SKD programme
Dr. N. Prakash in his presidential speech highlighted the importance of fisheries in the state and the need to cope up with the demand and supply deficient. He mentioned that the state has about one lakh hectare water bodies and produced about 32,000 MT of fish, out of the total requirement of 52,000 MT of fish. This gap could be filling up by increasing the local production and productivity. There is need for new scientific technology and intervention by the fishery experts/specialist and work more towards feed management, stocking management and latest technology in fishery to increase production and become self-sufficient.
The chief Guest of today’s function Mr. Khaikhopau Ngaihte, AC-DC, Churachandpur in his speech congratulates and warmly greets the trainees for their huge response and participation. He also cite that the local fish produce is not sufficient and there is more need for scientific method of aquaculture practice to garner more production and increase the productivity thus increasing production.

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Raja Goukhothang Guite Football Memoriam 2020: United Khawzim Brothers face fellow Manipur State League outfit Sagolband United in a blockbuster final show

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CCpur, Feb 11

After weeks of exciting and dramatic results supplemented with top-class football, the much fan-fare Raja Goukhothang Guite Football Memoriam 2020 will be drawing into conclusion today when district football giants United Khawzim Brothers goes head to head with Manipur State League giants Sagolband United for what is considered to be the greatest final showpiece taking place at the iconic Lamka Public Ground, Churachandpur in the current decade.
Considering the quality of both finalist teams as well as the results they have produced leading to today’s exciting final, no side has emerged clear favourites to grab the Rs. 3 Lakh cash prize on offer as the tie is highly in the balance. Moreover, the grand final fixture become the first ever all-Manipur State League final fixture hosted by Churachandpur district
The Final Match cum Closing Ceremony will be graced by Shri Th. Biswajit Singh, Hon’ble Minister (Power, Works, Industries, DIPR, RD & PR, Govt. of Manipur), Shri Vungzagin Valte, Hon’ble Chairman MTDC & MLA Thanlon and Ms. Amrita Sinha, IPS, SP-Churachandpur as Chief Guest, Functional President and Guest of Honour of the grand programme respectively.
Despite enduring a faltering start to the campaign which seen them collecting just one point in their first two group games, United Khawzim Brothers produced great comeback as they saw a sudden upturn of result which earned them a last-gasp entry into the quarter-finals. In the quarter-finals, they thrashed Zenhang Lamka YC 5-2 courtesy of a hat-trick by Luntinmng Haokip and in the semi-finals, they trounced Bungmual YC 4-1 to enter final. During this process, they recorded a total goal-score of 14 while conceding 7 thus averaging 2.9 goals per match with Luntinmng Haokip accrediting 5 goals falling just one goal short of leading scorer Jerry Pulamte, who has 6 goals while UKB’s Lamthianlal Vaiphei has also scored 4 goals and is still in the race for the top-scorer award._
 Meanwhile, Sagolband United have entered the tournament from the knock-out round for being an outstation Manipur State League team having introduced themselves with a penalty shoot-out victory over SYMROPIA FC after the evenly contested match ended 1-1 and in the quarter-finals, they edged past FC Zotal 2-1 before needing another penalty shoot-out victory over Konsham FC  in the semi-finals after a  disappointing goalless draw to book a place into the final.
Looking at the results of Sagolband United, it is evident that they have been struggling in terms of goal-score as they have an average record of just 1 goal per match. However, despite looking short of goals, they have produced eye-catching performances on their way to the final and earned strong public appeal thanks to their perfect rhythm of slick-passing game
With reputed coach Tongminthang Haokip, who guided FC Zalen into the final of the 10th Manipur State League 2015, United Khawzim Brothers have one of the most coveted coach of Manipur while in W. Khogen, who won the Hero I-League with Minerva Punjab FC, Sagolband United have one of the most successful coaches in the Country.
With United Khawzim Brothers having put their fate in the right path by finally breaking the jinx of their quarter-finals curse and making their first final appearance after 10 years at this iconic venue, many believes UKB are favourites to lift the prestigious trophy but the performance of Sagolband United and dynamism of their eye-catching football brand has earned the trust of many to consider them favorites to win the tournament. So, under such tag, both teams will be playing a historic final that will be remembered for long._
Final match to be kicked off after the closing ceremony which is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am

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