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William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.

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Doner Approves 176.43 Crores for different schemes in the state

DIPR
Imphal, June 19,

The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has approved a total amount of Rs.176.43 crores for different schemes to be undertaken in the State. The said amount was approved by the Inter Ministerial Committee (IMC) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) in its meeting held at New Delhi on June 18, 2019.

The IMC meeting was chaired by Secretary DoNER Dr. Inder Jit Singh. Chief Secretary Dr. J. Suresh Babu, Addl. Chief Secretary Dr. Suhel Akhtar and other senior officers of the State Government participated in the meeting.
Out of the approved sanctioned amount, Rs. 59.06 crores has been approved for the three projects under North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS), a total of Rs. 90 crores for 38 projects under Hill Area Development Programme (HADP) and Rs. 27.37 crores for 16 projects under Flood Relief Works in the State.
The three projects under the North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS) are upgradation of Moirang Sendra Road upto Sendra Hillock, Moirang Sendra Road to Omba Hillock and Keina Bazaar to Thanga Keibul Road for promoting tourism, augmentation of Moreh Water Supply Scheme and provision of paid/Private ward in JNIMS.
Some of the projects under Hill Area Development Programme (HADP) include construction of Water Supply Scheme at Tamei, Nungba, Haochong etc., construction of transit quarter/hostel for doctors, teachers and government employees at Nungba, Noney, Haochung and Sub-Divisional HQ in Tameng District, development and promotion of eco-tourism centre at Zeliad lake and Tharon cave etc.

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Ukhrul Baby League Football Cup - 2019 Launched By AR

IGAR (South)
Imphal June 19,

Somsai Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) in conjunction with Ukhrul Football Club launched the District Level 7-a-side (under-12) Baby League Football Cup 2019 at Ukhrul today. The Baby League to be conducted from 18-22 June 2019 has been widely received by the locals.   
The first match kicked off in the morning amidst cheering parents and excited supporters. A total of 6 teams have registered for participation in the tournament. It is worth mentioning that the Assam Rifles has been instrumental in reinforcing the football culture of Ukhrul District. The inaugural Baby League was organised by Assam Rifles under the banner of Late Major Bob Khathing Football Tournament in February 2019. Since then there has been great anticipation from young players for next edition of the tournament.  
The Assam Rifles has also been offering sports scholarships to budding talent. This tournament will further promote the sports culture in Ukhrul district and encourage the efforts of local clubs like Ukhrul Football Club in harnessing young talent.

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AR Conducts Security Meet

IGAR (South)
Imphal June 19,
Mantripukhri Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) conducted a security meet at Yaingangpokpi Company Operating Base. The security forum was attended by the meira paibis, ward councilors along with representatives of local youth clubs.
During the meet the locals were sanitised and updated on current situation existing in the area of responsibility. There was also an interaction carried out on necessary measures required to be undertaken by locals in synergy with Assam Rifles for maintaining a strict vigil against illicit activities in the area. In addition to the security issues, future action plan in respect of civic action projects like medical camps, recruitment in Assam Rifles and Army and career counseling for youth were also discussed during the meet.
The locals expressed their gratitude and appreciated the efforts of Assam Rifles for conduct of such security meetings and ensuring peace in the area and assured their commitment and assistance in maintaining the same. The security meet concluded with tea and refreshments for all the attendees.

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Joint Team Apprehends Cadre Involved In Ambush On Assam Rifles

IT News

Imphal June 19

In a major breakthrough, Assam Rifles Battalion along with Imphal West Commandos in a joint operation led to a path breaking success wherein, SS 2nd/ Lieutenant Laishram Priyokumar @ Ibomcha Meitei @ Amuthoi of the proscribed group People’s Liberation Army (PLA)  was apprehended from Imphal on 12 Jun 2019. The individual has been evading apprehension from security forces for the last one and half years. The apprehendee had participated in the ambush against 4 AR in general area Chamol on 15 Nov 2017. The individual has revealed that he led the operation as SS Sergeant Major in which one soldier of 4 AR was martyred and two UGs were killed.

The apprehension by the joint team is credited as a major success of security forces against the UG outfit. The apprehendee has been handed over to police for detailed interrogation and further legal action. 

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