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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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Dalai Lama arrives in Manipur on three-day visit

Imphal : Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived here on Tuesday on a three-day visit to Manipur.
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and Assembly Speaker Yumnam Khemchand received the Dalai Lama, who has been declared a state guest, at the airport.
There was tight security at the airport and the Dalai Lama came out in a bullet-proof vehicle. Soon after his arrival, he went to the Raj Bhavan to meet Governor Najma Heptullah.

This is the first time the Dalai Lama is visiting Manipur. His earlier visit to Arunachal Pradesh led to a diplomatic row between India and China.
The Dalai Lama has lived in self-imposed exile in India since fleeing his homeland in 1959. Around 100,000 Tibetans also live in India.

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PREPAL (Pro) arrested

IT News Imphal : At around 5.30 pm yesterday, Moreh Police led by SDPO Moreh Lawrence K. Munluo under the supervision of Superintendent of Police Dr S. Ibomcha Singh  arrested one  cadre of PREPAK(PRO)  namely -Thongam Anand @ Iku @ Binod (25) s/o Th. Amuba Singh of Sekmaijil Thongam Mayai Leikai from Moreh Ward No.-4, Premnagar near Gate No. 2 .  Police said the arrested person is a self style Sgt. Major with Army No. 270180 and he has been working under one Rakesh  s/s Chief of Army of PREPAK (PRO).

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Nagaland journalists denounces threats to media houses

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Kohima: Nagaland based newspapers; both English and language dailies have expressed strong resentment over harassment and threats regularly meted out by individuals or organizations against media houses with regard to publication and non-publication of news articles.
In this regard, the editors and publishers of Nagaland Post, Eastern Mirror, Morung Express, Nagaland Page, Tir Yimyim, Capi and Ao Milen have resolved to take a firm stand against all such attacks to any of the media fraternity.
In a joint statement, the editors and publishers stated that Nagaland newspapers are united and resolute in the stand against all coercions and threats in order to function freely as the fourth pillar of a democratic society.
The statement said that in the process of upholding its responsibility, the media continues to be exposed to ongoing harassment and threats by individuals and organizations that coerce the media to publish their articles and statements. Simultaneously, there are also people who take it upon themselves to determine what the media cannot publish. The Nagaland newspapers, therefore urged all sections of society to enable a free and vibrant fourth estate which is the only means to publicly confront all forms of political, economic and social suppression. Every citizen is responsible to ensure that the media is allowed to function freely, it stated.

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Young Athletes Program at Punsi Maheikol

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Thoubal: A One day training program for Special Educator, coaches and families had conducted at the school premises of Punsi Maheikol, Wangkhem in Thoubal District.
The program world help teacher. Special Educators for programs in their schools and to carry out the program at home for the parents. The program can improve skills for children with servers disability young Athletes program is a sport and play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities (ID), ages 2 to 7yrs. Old.
Young Athletes introduces basic sports skills, like running, kicking and throwing. Young Athletes offers families, teachers, caregivers and people from the community the chance to share the joy of Sports with all children.

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