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Ashinikumar Mutum

Ashinikumar Mutum

Ashinikumar Mutum, a resident of Sagolband Meino Leirak has been writing for Imphal Times since 2016. He handles mostly Press release and announcement related news. Ashinikumar is also a social worker. He can be emailed at [email protected]

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Family members accused husband slam mob for throwing slippers inside the court premises

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Imphal, Feb 25

Family members and locals of Ayekpam Chinglensana, the accused who was arrested in connection with the murder of his wife, slammed the mob who came in support of the deceased and threw slippers to him while producing before the CJM Imphal West.

The deceased Merina was found hung to death in a suspicious manner inside the room of her husband located at Takyel Khongban Maning Leikai, Imphal on early morning of February 13. Maternal side of Merina complains foul play to the death, accusing her husband behind her death.

Police arrested Merina’s husband Ayekpam Chinglensana and his brother Ayekpam Chingthangkhomba for investigation in connection with the death on February 17.

Sister of Chinglensana’s father A.Chitra said that she found a suicide note above a diary on the day of Merina ‘s death  when she was taken to hospital and  she also found that Merina had cried that evening after her brother came and scolded for something which Chitra did not know, the exact conversation between Merina and her brother and Merina also informed her husband about  bad feeling on  that day.

Chitra further said that the mobile phone which had been used by Merina  before her death was still at her maternal home which was taken on the day of her death at hospital  and she continued that  some sorts of clue should had  been traced from the mobile .And  there were a case 5 years ago  of missing of Merina  for 3 days but the family of Merina brought her and hand over to Chinglensana on the 3rd day.

‘’If my nephew Chinglensana were the real murderer of his wife Merina then the authority can give due punishment according to his deed’’ said Chitra while during a press conference at Manipur press club today.

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Encroachment at Pumlen pat strongly condemned

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Imphal Feb. 24

The people living in the area of Pumlen pat expressed strong condemnation over the encroachment to the lake by Loktak Development Authority [LDA] in the name of cleaning floating biomass. The Pumlen, Khoidum, Ecop and Kharung pats have been reportedly handed over for management to the LDA  by Wetland Authority following demand by the LDA.

‘’ People of Pumlen pat have been depending  on the agricultural products  so far and since the Ithai barrage was constructed the land of the area were uncultivable and peoples livelihood were cut off and more than that the action of LDA in taking Pumlen pat under LDA is much more disheartening and the act of the Authority  without consulting the people living there is unlawful as the Supreme directed to take consultation of 5 villages before a wetland is taken’’ said Salam Joy secretary of Pumlen Pat Khoidum Lamjao Kanba Apunba Lup .

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Road compensation final meeting

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Tamenglong, Feb.23

Final meeting in regards to road compensation of NH-37 widening of Imphal-Jiribam particularly within the jurisdiction of Tamenglong and Noney district from (Phaitol village of Tamenglong district to Tupul village of Noney district) that a meeting with the Deputy Commissioner of Tamenglong will be held on 24th February, 2020, 2.00 pm at the conference hall office of the Deputy Commissioner, Tamenglong district.

As per the notice from the deputy commissioner of Tamenglong all the affected village chairman, secretary and land owners representatives are requested to attend the meeting for a smooth and fruitful discourse of the compensation issues.

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Northeast India Music Conference at Guwahati to witness participation of top stakeholders of music industry

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Guwahati, Feb. 22

Eastern Beats Music Society, a prominent socio-cultural organization working for promotion of Northeast culture and establishment of new vistas with other countries – especially Asia, is organizing a first-of-its kind “Northeast India Music Conference” on February 28-29 as part of the 4th Guwahati International Music Festival.
The Northeast India Music Conference will witness participation of some of the biggest stakeholders of the global music industry who will provide mentorship to the musicians from the region who were selected through auditions at Dimapur, Shillong, Ukhrul and Aizawl in the last two months. State-level music auditions were held across the Northeast in a unique Pan-Asia music project, Rhythms and Aromas of Northeast India, which was held in collaboration with North Eastern Council, Government of India.
The Northeast India Music Conference, which is open for all musicians and those interested in underst anding the music business, is expected to be a catalyst in developing the music ecosystem of the region. It is also expected to help musicians of the region understand the business part of music and the latest developments in the fields associated with the same.  
Boasting of an impressive line-up, the speakers for the music conference include Tarsamme Mittal  (Artist & talent management expert), Akshay Kapoor and Aditya Ghosh from Indian Music Diaries (digital music promotion channels), Anurag Tagat from RollingStone India (Music journalist), Roy Dipankar (Music Programmer and Filmmaker), Ritnika Nayan  from CD Baby (Music Aggregator), Padmanabhan NS (Head of Artist and Label Marketing at Spotify), Vijay Basrur (Founder of OK Listen), Shrinkhla Sahai (Music Journalist), Theja Meru (Adviser, Task Force for Music and Arts, Government of Nagaland), Koushik Datta (Musician and music promoter at Muzikconnect Asia), etc.
Eastern Beats Music Society will also be signing a few agreements with the participating organizations for speedy development of the region’s music industry. “We will be signing more than 6 MoUs with global giants of the music industry, like RollingStone India, Spotify, CD Baby, Indian Music Diaries, etc, which will greatly benefits the musicians and stakeholders of the music industry of Assam and Northeast India,” said Eastern Beats Music Society Founder Secretary Aiyushman Dutta.
The unique music conference will be a prelude to the 4th Guwahati International Music Festival which will be held at Silpgram in Guwahati on February 29 and March 1.
The musicians taking part in the music conference were selected through auditions held across the 8 northeast states. Bands from Nagaland and Assam took part at the auditions in Dimapur in the end of December, 2019 as part of the Pan-Asian music project ‘Rhythms and Aromas of Northeast India’, which was supported by the North Eastern Council, Shillong. Likewise, the bands from Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura took part in the Shillong auditions. Later, auditions were also held at Ukhrul – for Manipur and Sikkim and at Aizawl for Mizoram.  
Eastern Beats Music Society is a non-profit organized formed in 2009 to harness the healing power of music, sports and the arts. The Society is registered with Registrar of Societies, Assam and NitiAyog, Planning Commission, Government of India. Over the past decade, it has partnered with numerous agencies of the Government of India – NEZCC (Ministry of Culture), ICCR (Ministry of External Affairs); Government of Assam, Government of Goa, PSU’s like NTPC, NHPC, NEEPCO, NRL and musical giants like Musicians Institute (USA), Suzuki Music International (Japan), Thompson Music (USA), besides others.

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