Shyamkumar disqualified after three years
The Speaker’s Tribunal of the Manipur Legislative Assembly has on Saturday disqualified Andro MLA Th Shyamkumar, who was elected to the state assembly on INC ticket in the 2017 state assembly election but shifted allegiance to the BJP.
The hearing on different disqualification cases filed against him in the Speaker’s Tribunal by 15 Congress MLAs continued for three years. The final hearing was conducted on February 4 this year and fixed March 28 for judgment hearing.
Welcomes tribunal’s judgment, ready to fight by-poll: Shyamkumar
Accepting the judgment of the Speaker's Tribunal of the Manipur Legislative Assembly disqualifying him, The Shyamkumar said that he welcomes the tribunal’s judgment and he is ready to fight the by-election for his constituency Andro as and when the ECI declares the date.
Addressing media persons in his official residence here on Saturday, Shyamkumar said that though he has been disqualified, he feels happy that he got disqualified for pulling down an authoritarian government which ruled the state for several years. He was disqualified as per the Constitution of India and he as a law abiding citizen welcomes the verdict.
MLA Alfred allays fear on shortage of essential goods in Ukhrul
Amidst reports of depleting stock position of essential commodities gripping the town, MLA Alfred Kanngam Arthur has assured that availability of all essential items of daily requirements for the common man would be ensured throughout the lockdown period in the district, urging the public not to panic.
"I assure the public, especially the residents of Ukhrul district headquarters that everything is in place and that they will not face lack of any essential commodities," the MLA said while briefing media persons in the town in the presence of SP Worngam Ningshen at the latter's office on Saturday."
Kpi medical teams visit persons under home quarantine
The medical personnel of Kangpokpi combating COVID-19 pandemic in the district on Saturday visited around 300 persons who are under home quarantining in the district.
Under the directive of Chief Medical Officer of the district, Medical Superintendent of District Hospital, Kangpokpi supervised the medical personnel visiting the home quarantine persons.
In Kangpokpi town, six teams of medical personnel led by a doctor each visited 79 home quarantine persons under Kangpokpi District Hospital, PHSC Lungphou, T Khullen and Hengbung. They monitored the health status of the quarantine persons and motivated them to abide the home quarantine guidelines
4 stores to make home delivery of essential goods
Noting hardships besetting the people owing to lockdown enforced in the state to contain spread of the pandemic Coronavirus, Imphal East district administration has announced that four stores/agencies/firms located in the district has been directed to avail home delivery of essential goods, health and sanitation related items to the denizens.
The four stores/firms which will supply the goods are Vishal Mega Mart, Chingmeirong; Rebecca’s World, Khongnang Anikarak; Aryan’s Departmental Store, Hatta and Taste of Imphal Delivery Service, Wangkhei, according to an order of the Imphal East deputy commissioner.
Allocation made for 42,556 quintal rice for public distribution
The CAF&PD department has made allocation for 42,556.70 quintal of rice for distribution to the public during the period of lockdown being enforced to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Subsequent to the allocation, FPS agents of several assembly constituencies have already lifted the rice from the FCI warehouses and started distribution. However, agents of some assembly constituencies are yet to lift the allocation due to various reasons including non-availability of labourers. As some had started distribution, there are multiple complaints from different areas over the way the rice is being distributed.
No infection on poultry birds: Director
Clarifying over a viral video in the social media regarding mass perishing of broiler chicken purportedly showing as a viral infection targeting poultry birds, veterinary and animal husbandry director H Chaoba said that there is no viral infection on poultry birds in the state.
The video of large number of dead broiler chicken at Sawombung area in Imphal East that went viral in social media showed cause of death as a viral infection. In order to confirm the claim, a departmental team led by joint director Dr Kh Shantibala visited the site on Saturday morning and assessed the situation. The team could not detect any trace or evidence of any viral infection affecting the farm, the director said and added that a preliminary assessment report was submitted subsequently.
TKDO to distribute ration on April 1
As part of the government’s initiative to minimise hardships faced to the public in view of the total lockdown in the fight against Coronavirus, Thangmeiband Kendra Development Organisation (TKDO) would be distributing ration in Thangmeiband assembly constituency on April 1.
In a statement, TKDO informed that the PDS rice and pulses for NFSA beneficiaries and rations for non-beneficiaries provided by MLA Joykisan would be distributed in association with Thangmeiband United Club (TUC) volunteers on April 1 from 7 am onwards.
Informing that each individual will be provided 5 kg of rice, the statement advised non-beneficiaries of NFSA to bring voter ID card. Further details can be had from mobile numbers 7005145937, 9774199861, 8131919299, 8787712480, 9862100990, 9383237854, 9366254260, or 7005143153, the statement added.
Many donate to CM COVID-19 Relief Fund
Donations to the newly created Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund are pouring in from different quarters. Several individuals and organisations have contributed a total sum of Rs 22,56,000 to the Relief Fund on Saturday.
On the other hand, Tamei assembly constituency MLA Awangbow Newmai; Tamenglong ADC chairman Namsinrei Panmei; Chandel ADC chairman D Ringo donated Rs 1 lakh each to the Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.
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