National Press Day observed Journalists are crusaders of truth : Governor

The National Press Day was observed here today at 1st Bn Manipur Rifles banquet hall under the aegis of the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) .

Among others, Governor Dr A Najma Heptulla, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi, IPR Commissioner K Radhakumar ad DIPR Director Meghachandra Kongbam attended the National Press Day observation.

Speaking at the gathering, Governor Dr A Najma Heptulla said that journalists are the crusaders of truth and are meant to report full and correct facts of an incident which reflect all sides of the problem.

She recalled that the Press Council of India (PCI) was established on November 16, 1966.Since then, PCI has been functioning as a moral watchdog to ensure that not only do the press maintain high standards expected from this powerful medium but also that it is not fettered by bribes or threats or any extraneous threats.

PCI which has now completed 50 years has been exercising certain authority over the instruments of the State safeguarding independence of the press.Underscoring the importance of responsive and responsible press, the Governor stated that mass media should not be allowed to misinterpret or control news and rule through manipulation.

Nowadays, journalists working in different fields have been filing reports on specific subjects and events like politics, sports, scientific activities etc.

One of the most challenging of such engagements has been reporting from the conflict area.

In the recent past, the world has been hounded by several violent occurrences, perpetrated sometimes by the State or militant groups or seccessionist groups.

India too witnessed problems like political unrest and civil disorders or riots at some places.

In such situation, the media has a very crucial role in finding a solution to prevent conflicts and even mitigate conflict situations.

The role of the press is multifarious and a flourishing press is to lay stress on the cardinal importance of democracy to succeed.

Media’s role in arousing people’s conscience to promote peace, harmony and brotherhood transcending barriers of caste, religion and interests is also equally important, asserted Dr Najma.

Media need to highlight the policies and programmes of the Government.

The media is the most effective medium of communication between the Government and public.

She stated that she would like to salute the bravery of those reporters who are reporting from war and conflict zones.

Chief Minister O Ibobi pointed out that India is the largest democracy in the world and the role of the press in a democratic country is known to all the people.

After setting up a press commission or press council in 1956, the commission/council issued recommendations for journalist fraternity to abide by their professional ethics.

This was followed by the establishment of PCI on November 16, 1966.Mass media is a powerful instrument in a democracy and the role of media became even more crucial in a State where different communities live together.

Balanced reporting based on facts are the cornerstones of a responsible media, Ibobi stated.

Detailed reporting on new innovations and creative ideas would be highly beneficial to the general public, Ibobi remarked.

He further exuded confidence that many journalists of the State would go on to win National awards in the years to come.

He then expressed strong reservation against filing news reports which can ring out negative messages.

People living outside the State would have a negative opinion of the State if the press only cover events which have negative images, Ibobi cautioned.

Later Dr A Najma Heptulla distributed State Journalist Awards 2016 .

The awardees included Paojel Editor Ranjit Oinamcha (Best Editorial on National Integration and Communal Harmony), Hueiyen Lanpao staff reporter Ashem Babycha (Reporting on Science & Technology), Naharolgi Thoudang Sub-Editor Kshetri Meghajit (Parliamentary Reporting), Hueiyen Lanpao Nomita Khongbantabam (Reporting on Art & Culture), Poknapham staff reporter Ibomcha Yumnam (Rural Reporting), Hueiyen Lanpao special correspondent Naorem Gyanand (Reporting with reference to Women and Children) Poknapham staff reporter B Devchandra (Reporting on Public Health & Hygiene) .

This was followed by a workshop on the topic ‘Reporting from Conflict Area: A Challenge to the Media’ .

Former AMWJU president AK Sanaton moderated the workshop where Impact TV Editor-in-Chief Yumnam Rupachandra presented a paper.

On being enquired if the State Government was contemplating to declare the United Naga Council (UNC) as an unlawful organisation, Ibobi stated that State Government has not adopted any decision to this effect.

The Government’s priority is ensuring adequate supply of essential commodities to the public. The issue is very sensitive and demands minute examination.

The State Government could not participate in the recent meeting between UNC and the Ministry of Home Affairs as the State Government was invited only at the 11th hour, he added.

Medical team arrives to conduct free medical camps in state

A 54-member medical team led by Dr.Palep landed in Dimapur on November 25.
According to DIPR report, the team comprising of 36 doctors from various departments and other paramedical technicians drawn from various parts of the country would be conducting free medical camps in seven districts of Nagaland–Dimapur, Kohima, Wokha, Peren , Mon, Mokokchung and Phek.
Chief medical officer Dimapur Dr.Vikato along with local doctors, nodal officers, representatives from district administration and DPRO and team welcomed the visiting doctors on arrival at Dimapur airport.
The team halted at Police guest house Chumukedima and after short briefing by the CMO Dimapur the team, divided into sub teams, left for their designated districts accompanied by the nodal officers.
It may be noted that the free medical camp was initiated by the Governor of Nagaland P.B. Acharya. The general public has been advised to avail advantage of the camps. Free medicines will also be distributed to the needy patients. Patients can register themselves at their respective district hospitals.
Meanwhile, a 15-member medical team will be conducting 3- day free medical camp at Dimapur district Hospital on November 26, 28, and 29 starting 9:30 a.m. DIPR report informed that cancer detection and cardiac screening will also be done with 2D echos (sonography of heart) during the camp.
Medical superintendent Dimapur Civil Hospital also informed that specialists in medicine, Gynae; ENT will also be available. The public have been informed to register at the OPD to avail the free medical services. Free medicines will also be distributed, it added.
Peren: In Peren, the medical team will be conducting free medical camp at District hospital for five days starting November 26.
Patients will be given free consultation and free medicines. The team includes Dr. Rajan Powle, Surgeon, Dr. Bharat Chetan Desai, GP, Physician Ashok B. Mishra, Gynaecologist, Dilip Soundale and Dental Surgeons Chetan Desai and Dr. Hailumbe Ipuing.

கிம் ஜாங் நம் கொலையில் இண்டர்போலின் உதவியை நாடும் மலேசியா

 வடகொரிய தலைவர் கிம் ஜாங் உன் -இன் ஒன்றுவிட்ட சகோதரரின் கொலையில் தொடர்புடையதாக சந்தேகிக்கப்படும் நான்கு வட கொரியர்களைத் கைது செய்ய அதிகாரபூர்வமாக எச்சரிக்கை நோட்டிஸ் ஒன்றை பிரசுரிக்கவேண்டும் என்று மலேசியா, சர்வதேச போலீஸ் முகமை, சர்வதேச போலிஸ் அமைப்பான, இண்டர்போலை கேட்டுக்கொண்டுள்ளது.  கடந்த வாரம் கோலாலம்பூர் விமானநிலையத்தில் நடந்த ஒரு திட்டமிடப்பட்ட தாக்குதலில் கிம் ஜாங் நம் நஞ்சு கொடுத்து கொல்லப்பட்டதாக மலேசிய அதிகாரிகள் தெரிவிக்கின்றனர். இது தொடர்பாக தென்கிழக்கு ஆசியாவை சேர்ந்த இரு பெண்களும், வடகொரியர் ஒருவரும் கைது செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளனர். ஆனால் இந்த கொலை தொடர்பாக மேலும் ஏழு பேரைப் போலிஸார் தேடிவருகின்றனர்.

இந்த ஏழு பேரில் நால்வர், கொலை நடந்த அன்றே மலேஷியாவை விட்டு வெளியேறிவிட்டதாக மலேசிய காவல்துறை கூறுகிறது.

வடகொரிய தூதர் ஒருவர் உட்பட மீதமுள்ள மூன்று சந்தேக நபர்கள் இன்னமும் மலேசியாவில் தான் இருக்கின்றனர் என்று கருதப்படுகிறது.

இஸ்லாமியத் தீவிரவாதிகளைத் தேடும் நடவடிக்கை மோசூலில் தீவிரம்

மோசூல் நகரில் ஐ எஸ் என்று தம்மை அழைத்துக்கொள்ளும் அமைப்பினரை வீடுவீடாகத் தேடும் நடவடிக்கையை இராக்கிய இராணுவம் எடுத்து வருகிறது.

அந்த அமைப்பினர் என்று சந்தேகிக்கப்படும் ஆயிரத்துக்கும் அதிகமானவர்களை அரச படையினர் கைது செய்துள்ளனர்.

இதனிடையே இராக்கியப் படையினர் மோசூல் விமான நிலையத்தை கைப்பற்றியுள்ளனர்.

Meghalaya gears up to ease Traffic congestion

The Superintendent of Police, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong has informed that Hopkinson Road, Jacob’s Ladder and Boyce Road will be opened in reverse direction, i.e. “No Entry” from Don Bosco towards St. Stephan Hall and Jacob’s Ladder Road.

All vehicles will be plying in reverse order from Lower Lachumiere near DIPR towards Hopkinson Road and exit at Don Bosco Square. Vehicles coming from St. Anthony’s College can climb up Jacob’s Ladder Road and exit at Don Bosco.

“No Entry” at Shillong Commerce College towards St. Mary’s College and all vehicles will exit from Don Bosco Square towards St. Mary’s College – Shillong College – Shillong Commerce College through Boyce Road.

Vehicle coming from Laitumkhrah and Upland Road can exit through Don Bosco Square – St. Mary’s College – Shillong Commerce College Road.

There will be “NO RIGHT TURN” for vehicles coming through Jacob’s Ladder Road and Hopkinson Road towards Dhankheti and all vehicles will have to proceed straight towards Laitumkhrah.

All vehicles coming from B. K. Bajoria side and wanting to go to Laitumkhrah will have to use the Jacob’s Ladder Road to Don Bosco.

The aim is to reduce the traffic congestion between Raj Bhavan – Lower Lachumiere – Barik – Malki – Dhankheti areas and open the link roads which have not been put to full use.

In view of the necessity and in the interest of public safety and convenience, the traffic restrictions on the above mentioned roads has been imposed with immediate effect from 8th February, 2017.