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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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DESAM volunteers storms at CM Bungalow

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 Large number of volunteers of the Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM today stormed to the Chief Minister’s Bungalow today morning demanding action against the police personnel involved in the brutal assault of its president Moirangthem Angamba and 4 other member on October 29. The 5 volunteers including DESAM president M Angamba were detained in connection with a clashed between two students groups at Manipur University on the same day. The DESAM alleged that, 5 of its member including M. Angamba were brutally assaulted by the police personnel in custody.

Placards denouncing the police act were carried and the students marched till the gate of the Chief Minister. Police team which were present at the spot prevented the students from creating any trouble at the area. They were later driven out towards Keishampat site. 

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Womenfolk demand punishment of rapist

Imphal, Nov 4: Irate women folk today created ruckus at Chierap Court Complex demanding appropriate punishment to a person who was produced today at the court on charge of raping a minor girl. The accused rapist was produced to court at around 11 am. As soon as the prison van carrying the rapist was notice large number of women gathered and shouted slogans for punishment of the rapist. The womenfolk were stopped by a team of police from entering the court premises. The accused is alleged of raping is own daughter. For this reason Imphal Times is not mentioning the name as it would reveal the identity of the minor girl.

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Mass prayer at Hebrone

Imphal, Nov 4: Council of Nagalim Churches with its Unit Churches around Hebron in Nagaland is organizing a combine fasting and prayer on November 6 at GHQ Church, a statement by Rev. Seksim Kasar, General Secretary, CNC said. The statement calls on the national workers to attend the prayer Service. Guests from Nagaland-Mission Team will be joining us in the program, the statement added.

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HM sets to launch e-Court software to enable speedy disposal of cases 

New Delhi, Nov. 4: The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the two-day 11th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission (CIC) here on 7th November, 2016. The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh will also be present on the occasion. The Convention is expected to be attended, among other high dignitaries, by all present and former Central Information Commissioners and State Information Commissioners as well as representatives of Public Authorities and other stakeholders.
During the inauguration, the Home Minister will launch the e-Court software which is under implementation in the Commission with the help of National Informatics Centre. He will also release a book on RTI success stories. The book has been prepared for the Commission by Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration.
The inauguration function will be followed by various sessions on topics such as RTI in Railways, RTI Web portal by DoPT, RTI in Public Sector Undertakings, RTI in Banking/Insurance, Academic papers on RTI and RTI in States. The sessions will be attended by eminent panelists and experts in these areas. The session on RTI in Railways will discuss the journey of implementation of RTI in the Railways. In the session on RTI in PSUs, implementation of RTI in various PSUs such as NTPC, NHPC Ltd, REIL and CPSEs will be discussed. The implementation of RTI in RBI, SBI, PFRDA, IRDAI and LIC will also be discussed in a separate session. Academic papers on topics like Success and Failure of the Right to Information Act, Harnessing IT for RTI in an Institute of Higher Learning, RTI as an instrument of Change, Right to Petition to Right to Information etc. will also be discussed in a separate session. The e-Court system to be launched during the inaugural function is aimed at enabling speedy disposal of Appeals/Complaints by using digital technology. The system will allow online filing of appeals/complaints and case disposals using latest technology. The system will generate a unique number which can be used by the applicant for tracking the status of a case filed with the Commission. As soon as a case is filed online or offline, the system will generate SMS/email alert to the applicant. Alerts will also be generated to inform the applicant at the stage of Registration, issue of Facilitation Memo, scheduling of the case hearing and also at the stage of decision uploading. The system will offer an online search facility which allows a user to search for Dak, File, Hearing Notice and Decision etc.
The Central Information Commission was constituted in 2005 for dealing with second appeals/complaints filed under the Right to Information Act, 2005. The Commission has till now heard and disposed off about 2 lakh cases. For convenience of the information seekers, the Commission encourages hearings through Video Conference. Since 1st April, 2015, the Commission has heard almost 19,000 cases through Video Conferencing. In all 25,960 cases were registered with CIC in 2015-16 and during the same period 28,188 cases were disposed off. During April-October, 2016 about 12,780 cases were registered and 15,993 cases have been disposed off by the Commission.

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