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Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents.

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National Voters’ Day

Imphal, Jan. 22:  The 8th National Voters’ Day is being celebrated on 25th January, 2018 throughout the State with the theme “Assessable Elections”.  
To mark the celebration in respect of Imphal West District, a District Level 8th National Voters’ Day celebration will be held on 25th January, 2018 at Kuranganayani Hall located at Deputy Commissioner office complex at Lamphelpat at 10 am.

Felicitation of new electors with a pledge along with their EPICS will also be held on this day.

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NERAMAC to organise seminar on food processing in Imphal

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Imphal, Jan 21: North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation (NERAMAC) Limited in association with North Eastern Council (NEC) is organising ‘Awareness Program on Food Processing’ and ‘Food Processing Investors’ Meet’ on 23rd January 2018 at The Classic Hotel, Imphal.
NERAMAC has been working for the agriculture sector of North East for a long time and has made some success in taking it to other parts of the country. The whole idea behind organising these events is to create more entrepreneurs in this sector and further strengthen it.

The event will host industry experts from the Food Processing sector and will take place across North East to help update food processors, farmers, agri-preneurs and entrepreneurs with the latest trends in the business.
The region has a lot of potential in food processing sector and with proper guidance and knowledge we can witness vast growth. We are sure these events will help the participants gain further insight into the industry which will help in the growth of their business.
The program a great opportunity for the people of Manipur engaged in food processing sector. Further details on the event, contact: 70053 46379/98640 94967.  

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Assam Rifles Archery Team bags 6 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Medals in Manipur Senior State Archery Championship

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Imphal, Jan 22: Living up to the expectations of all, the Assam Rifles Archery Team (ARAT) performed splendidly and brought laurels to Assam Rifles during the Manipur Senior State Archery Championship - 2017 which was held at KhumanLampak Stadium, Imphal from January 19 to 21 bagging a total six Gold, two Silver and two Bronze medals including two Gold medals in team events. The Assam Rifles Archery Team fielded archers in individual and teams events of Recurve, Compound and Indian Round the tournament and for the first time a womens team in individual and team event of the Indian Round of the tournament was also fielded comprising of the women soldiers of Assam Rifles. The performance of the players under the coach Naib Subedar Satish Dubey in both individual and team events of all the three categories was commendable.   
In the men’s category in the Rifleman General Duty ThSanatomba Singh won Gold medal in the Olympic Round of Recurve Category also the ARAT won Gold medal in team event of the same category. In the Compound Category Rifleman General Duty G Robert Sharma won Gold medal in the individual Olympic Round and was also adjudged overall Best Archer in the Compound Category winning an additional Gold medal. The ARAT also won the Gold medal of the team event of Compound category. In the Indian Round Rifleman General Duty IshakSinate won Silver medal and Rifleman General Duty Ch Hari Chandra won Bronze medal in both individual Olympic round and in 30 mtr distance of Indian category. In the women’s category MahilaRifleman General Duty Sapna participating in the State Competition for the first time won Gold medal individual Olympic round in the Indian category and won silver medal in 50 mtr distance Indian category.

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Misunderstanding settled: India and Myanmar join hands in cleaning no man’s land

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Imphal, Jan 19: In a significant move, misunderstanding between authority of two neighbouring countries - India and Myanmar finally seems to be shorted out as authorities of both the countries today joined hands in cleaning the no man’ land situated inbetween Moreh and Tamu.
Myanmar authority under the supervision of the Tamu DC (Myanmar) had tried to conduct cleanliness drive at the no man’s land located in between Namphalong market  at Moreh Prem Nagar on December 30 last year. Indian authorities including DC Tengnoupal district along with state police and the Assam Rifles intervene as the Mayanmarese authority did not take prior permission from the Indian side. Interestingly the join venture comes a day after report about Indian Home Ministry  considering creation of a 29-battalion India-Myanmar Border Force from the corps of the Assam Rifles and the Indo-Tibetan Border Force to patrol India’s 1,643-km long mountainous border with Myanmar to curtail drugs and arms smuggling and also crimp the activities of Manipuri and Naga insurgents who take advantage of the porous border.
Earlier, on January 6, this year, a chinese hand grenade was found in this portion of no man’s land.
The Indian team was led by Dr. S. Ibomcha, SP Tengnoupal District Police and Col. RS Rawat, CO  11 Assam Rifles. The Mayanmar team was led by DC Tamu. around 200 people belonging to different communities of Moreh and Tamu took part in the cleanliness drive. The district authority of Tengnoupal also join the service. 

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