Items filtered by date: Thursday, 09 November 2017 - Imphal Free Press

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IMPHAL | Nov 9

A one day legal awareness programme was held today at College of Nursing, medical directorate, Lamphelpat organised by the Imphal West District Legal Service Authority in collaboration with Legal Aid Clinic, RIMS.

Delivering the chief guest speech of the inaugural function district and session judge, Imphal West, Maibam Manojkumar said that law is equal to everyone and no one is above the law.

The legal service authority is providing lawyer without any cost to a person who has no money to hire a lawyer to fight for his or her rights, he added.

He asked the public to take the opportunity of “Lok Adalat” which is conducted every two months in the courts of the state to fight for their legal rights.

Child Welfare Committee, Imphal West, Th. Rajkishore spoke on POCSO and retired director of Prosecution, Ng. Tejkumar spoke on the topic “Medical and Nursing Ethic and Medical and Nursing Legal Aspect.

Principal of College of Nursing, medical directorate attended the function as guest of honour.

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IMPHAL | Nov 9

The proscribed People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangliepak (PREPAK) will observe ‘Athoubasingee Ningshing Numit’ on November 12, in honour of the martyred revolutionaries.

The party had been observing the day since November 12, 1979 in honour of the martyred revolutionaries who had sacrificed their lives in the struggle for restoring independence and egalitarian society over the years, said a release signed by secretary in charge, publicity and propaganda, Leibak Ngaakpa Luwang.  

PREPAK humbly urges all people of hills and valley to take part in the observance of this day and pay tribute and light lamps all night at the memorial sites of the martyrs, it said. PREPAK also appeals to the people not to organise any kind of entertainment on this day in respect of the departed souls of the brave revolutionaries, it added.

As part of the struggle for restoring the lost independence of Kangliepak, when a group of revolutionaries of PREPAK/RA and PLA were engaged together in cultivation of work at Leimarok at Kameng on November 12 of 1978, a combined team of CRPF and Manipur police suddenly launched an attack during which Dhiren and Kabikanta of PREPAK and Gambhir of PLA were killed, it said.

It is a well-known fact that the incident that happened at Leimarok that day had fuelled the fire of independence struggle in the hearts and minds of our people, it said adding the incident had lit the lamp of inspiration in the minds of our new generations to sacrifice for the liberation of our motherland.

Further in the course of the continuing struggle for independence, on November 12 of 1985, leader of the party, RK. Tulachandra laid down his life in the hands of security force at the suger mill complex at Kabo Wakching, the release continued. Thus considering the two unfortunate incidents and other incidents in which many brave revolutionaries had laid down their lives, PREPAK and its Red Army have been observing November 12 every year, it said.

The territorial boundaries and destiny of all independent nations in the world are the price of sacrifice made by those who laid down their lives for the sake of their motherland; it said adding there has never been any independent nation state in the world without the history of sacrifice. This amply shows that the fate of our independence struggle to win back the freedom of Kangleipak that had been snatched by the colonial master, India and to build a developed and egalitarian society would be decided by the degree of sacrifice and skills of the revolutionaries, it added.

It is a guaranteed fact that by following the international laws and norms, and with the help of the people within and without, the revolutionary movement for freedom will surely succeed one day, it said.

However, the revolutionary organisations are facing from time to time certain issues that obstruct the struggle due to the interference of colonial India, it continued. The colonial masters are trying hard to crush the freedom struggle be creating communal barriers amongst the people to destroy peace and tranquillity, prosperity, development, etc, it said. It is PREPAK’s firm belief that if the hills and valley people join hands and escape this trap that threatens to destroy our objective, we shall achieve our goal and lead a prosperous and developed life based on an independent and sovereign government, it further said.

Lastly, as the ‘Athoubasingee Ningsit Numit’ arrives, PREPAK bows its head, pays respect to the martyrs who had laid down their lives for the sake of the freedom struggle and prays that may their souls rest in peace, it added.

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Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

Uniformed man and the traffic

Of the many irritants that we encounter every day, the traffic in Imphal is one that chokes us ceaselessly. The traffic signal lights at various junctions of the town have been nothing more than decorative pieces since the day they were erected. Report of the inquiry that was instituted by the government to look into the ‘traffic scam’ has already been furnished. Nothing of the inquiry is made public. It seems the report has been put in cold storage. Biren and his team are answerable to the public about the action taken on the basis of the findings of the report. If no action has been taken up till now, it is never too late to make known to the public of what the government intends to do on the matter. As of now, the layperson is clueless as to when the signals would start to blink. On the other hand, it would not be too far on the wrong to say that Imphal is too primitive for a modern day necessity like traffic discipline. Are our citizens ready to respect the rules of traffic that must be followed for their own safety? Self-conceited so called VIPs and their cavalcades are the number one enemy of traffic rules. Next are the army and the paramilitary forces that regularly break traffic rules. They act like the kings of yore while parking their vehicles. IFP has often carried pictures of security vehicles breaking traffic rules. The busy market areas of Paona and Thangal keithels are battalion playground for them. They pay no heed to the request of the traffic control police who are on duty. Sometime back the drive against double parking in these two market areas encountered the haughtiness of the security forces. If traffic rules were the enemies, the way our security forces break their spirits would merit them the highest gallantry awards.

The word ‘discipline’ should not end with shiny boots, starched uniforms, tight belts on the waist, fitting headgear – the customary salutation that everyone admires and the weapon that they carry. We know how organised they are in their barracks, of how they follow their time, their orderliness in almost everything. The irony is that they leave behind all these attributes inside the barracks as soon as they step out. One cannot understand the need of coming in an oversized armoured vehicle for shopping in narrow lanes like Paona keithel. They come in an armoured cavalcade to buy Moreh blankets. The AFSPA mentality could be the root of these challenges to traffic civility. It is said that the morals of our armed personnel are above the rest. They have been trained to respond to any kind of crisis which threatens the security of the nation. The kind of responsibility bestowed on them is paramount. Therefore a simple act of adhering to traffic rule should not be a burden to them. What we see in Manipur is the contrary of this logic. Their conduct while they move in cavalcade on the road is distasteful. Unrestrained honking and whistle blowing to shoo away others on the road is their regular practice. Whatever the emergency may be the armed forces do not have moral right to treat the civilians on the road like flies or worms. This kind of false superiority that they display on the road of Manipur is hardly seen in other parts of the country. Is it a psychological warfare to instill a sense of fear among the people? Having said all this we cannot deny the waywardness of the local security forces as well. The confused city planners with their ad hoc policies, the unchecked number of vehicles, add more woes to the problem. We are not asking for the Kohinoor diamond or the Taj Mahal as a gift from the VIPs and the security. We are simply asking them to follow traffic rules so that the rest of us could also follow.

Leader Writer: Senate Kh.

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By A Staff Reporter

IMPHAL | Nov 9

Aircel India today celebrated its 12 years of business in the state and with all the other Northeastern states and marking it as a successful and a fruitful journey.

Circle business head of North East India, Nilaj Mahalanavis today briefed reporters at Manipur Press Club that Aircel India came to the state 12 years ago and managed to get to the top two telecom service providers in the state.

He thanked the consumers for reposing faith in Aircel and promised to continue to give consumer satisfaction with their pocket friendly propositions. The circle head said in “an age of unlimited voice and data service, Aircel also provides unlimited propositions of 28 days and 70 days in most affordable prices in 3G and 2G spectrum.”

Nilaj said that Aircel believes in giving a little extra in everything and urged his consumers to avail this offing which is also meant for extra savings.

Aircel is one of India’s innovative mobile service providers and took the first step in making 3G affordable for the masses. Its Pocketinternet is one of the biggest hit in terms of value for money products and services for its customers.

Aircel India was awarded ET Telecom Award 2014 for its innovative customer care research model, Aegis Graham Bell award 2015 for Zero Premium Assurance and Data Quest Award 2015 for ‘Excellence in implementation and use of technology for Business benefits’.

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Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

KIM applauds Mary Kom


The Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) congratulated the five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist Mary Kom on winning gold medal in the 5th Asian Women’s Boxing Championships held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on November 8.

The congratulatory note signed by information secretary of KIM, Solun Mate said that despite of all hurdles and responsibilities as a mother, the Rajya Sabha MP has once again proved that she is one of the most decorated athletes in the country.

‘Being a proud Kuki mother, ace boxer and an inspiration politician, we heartily congratulate and appreciate on the victory on behalf the entire Kuki community, God bless you and bring more laurels for the nation’, stated the congratulatory note.

Meanwhile, KIM also thanked the Prime Minister of India and other politicians, social workers, legendary sports personality, friends and fans of the country and the state as well as all individuals and different organisations or parties for acknowledging Mary Kom’s victory and contribution towards the society and nation.

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Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

NPF congratulates Mary Kom

IMPHAL | Nov 9

State unit of Naga People’s Front congratulated MC Mary Kom on winning the gold medal in Asian Boxing Championship 2017. Her great performance on the international level have made our women proud in front of all the world communities, a release said.

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Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

Life time achievement award conferred

IMPHAL | Nov 9

Vice chancellor of Central Agricultural University, Lamphelpat, Imphal, M. Premjit Singh, has been conferred with Life Time Achievement Award, a release said.

The award was conferred by the Society for Community Mobilization for Sustainable Development (MOBILIZATION), New Delhi, in recognition of M. Premjit Singh’s contribution in agricultural research, education and extension management—both at the national and international level, it added.

The said Society is a non-profit organisation aimed at sensitising and mobilising community for sustainable development, it further mentioned.

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IMPHAL | Nov 9

Sky Hosptial and Research Centre has conducted Manipur’s first angioplasty for in stent restenosis, on a 61 year old heart patient in October last.

A release said restenosis is a condition which happens to heart patients who have previously been treated with Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery by undergoing coronary angioplasty with stent.

The patient hailing from Arch Bishop House Mantripukhri, had coronary stent in 2007 elsewhere, it said. On the mentioned date, he suffered from massive heart attack and was referred to Sky Hospital as an emergency case an opted for coronary angioplasty with stents, it added.

Patients with heart attack or severe angina may be given this option of highly skilled coronary angioplasty and stenting before subjecting the patient to CABG surgery in a heart centre like Sky Hospital, it added. 

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Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

JSCC to felicitate elected student leaders

IMPHAL | Nov 9

The Joint student coordinating committee (JSCC) and the monitoring - cell will be organising a felicitation programme on November 11 to felicitate the candidates who have won in the 2017-18 college elections.

Muktangamba Mangang convenor joint student coordinating committee said that, from JSCC altogether 105 students have been elected from 29 colleges. The felicitation programme will be organised by the joint student coordinating committee (JSCC) at IMA Khunthokhanbi Shanglen at DM college compound, Thangmeiband he said.

He further mentioned that the elected student leaders will take up issues which are affecting the students in the state.

The joint student coordinating committee invites all students from different colleges in the state to join the programme. The organising committee also urged all the electronic and print media to take coverage of the programme.

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Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

Legal awareness campaign launched at Thoubal

From Our Correspondent

THOUBAL | Nov 9   

District Legal Services Authority Thoubal under the supervision of Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MASLSA) have launched the nationwide campaign ‘Connecting to Serve’ cum Observance of Legal Services Day for Thoubal district today. The campaign will continue for ten days.

The campaign was launched with a rally that was flagged off by district and sessions judge Thoubal, Salam Imocha Singh. The rally started from Thoubal Thongkhong and ended at district and session court, Thoubal court. After the rally was over, a programme was held at the conference hall of district and sessions court.

District and sessions judge Thoubal, chairman, District Legal Services Authority Thoubal, Salam Imocha Singh attended the occasion as chief guest, president, Thoubal District Bar Association, Laimajam Ghambir Singh as president and advocate, Md Zakir Hussain attended as the resource person.   

Imocha said the goal of the ten day nationwide campaign is to provide free legal service to those who cannot afford to hire judges and make true justice available to all.

To make justice available in the country, all citizens must know the law. The legal aid clinics and para legal volunteers should take up responsibility and work towards providing justice. PLVs must try at all cost to resolve any rising conflict before the matter reaches court, he said. 

It may be mentioned that the works and accomplishments of eight legal aid clinics and 64 para legal volunteers of the district were acknowledge in the programme.

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