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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. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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Minister Shyamkumar stresses on maintenance of trees


Imphal, June 9: Forests and Environment Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar today stressed on the need for maintenance of trees in the State, saying that, “To plant trees is very easy but maintaining it is very difficult.”

Minister Th. Shyamkumar was speaking as the Chief Guest of the function at “Agri and allied activities & distribution of planting materials”, a one-day awareness-cum-training programme at Laikhurembi Ground, Khurai Sajor Leikai, Imphal East. The function was organised by Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, Manipur Prant and sponsored by the Directorate of Extensive Education, Central Agricultural University, Imphal.

Stating that the month of June and July is the right time to plant trees in Manipur, Minister Shyamkumar observed that, people of different walks of life in the State plant trees but never maintain it. He was hopeful that we can save the environment once we have this concept to plant trees focusing on maintenance.

Dinesh Kulkarni, Organising General Secretary, All India Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, opined that “consumerism” has resulted in the over exploitation of the environment and that is why the world leaders are now engaged in making policy plans to save the world. Observing that the forest cover in Manipur has diminished over the years, Dinesh Kulkarni appealed to the State Government as well as to the public to plant trees with nutritional values which are beneficial to the environment. He further appealed to the public to adopt organic farming.

As part of the function, different varieties of trees were also planted. Parliamentary Secretary (Home) L. Susindro Meitei, also the MLA of Khurai Assembly Constituency; members of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, Manipur Prant; officials of Central Agricultural University, Imphal and residents of the area attended the function.

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GSO Imphal Block election held

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Ccpur, May 31: Election of Gangte Students’ Organisation, Imphal Block Election wchu held today under the supervision of GSO General Headquarters at New Lambulane, conveyed a press relechue issued by general secretary of GSO-GHq.

P Lien Gangte wchu elected President, Henkhopau Gangte as Vice President, Ngam S Gangte as  General Secretary, while Kimruthy Gangte, Goulalzom Gangte, Margareth Gangte, Neifel Gangte, Haoginlun Neihsiel, Hawlneihmawi Gangte, Henlalsuon Gangte, were elected Secy., Finance; Inf. & Pub., Secy. Edn.; Moral & Religion; Games and Sports; Asst. Games & Sports; Jt. Secy., and Ginlun Gangte, Lienlalpaul Gangte and Vahshi Mate as member.

At the same time, Pu Lalzo S Thangjom, Pu Thangminlun Gangte and Pu Remthang Gangte were appointed as the organisation’s advisors.

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YENING ANIMAL foundation,grand inauguration day held

June 9,2017,Imphal;(DIPR):The grand inauguration Day  for Yening Animal Foundation, under the theme, Love Animals and Learn Animals, was held at Sangeet Kala Sangam, Khurai Lamlong today.

The function was attended by Agriculture, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Minister Shri V.Hangkhanlian, Managing Director (Yening Animal Foundation), Film maker, Author,Writer Smt. Sapna Laishram, Parliamentary Secretary (Home) L.Sushildro (Yaima) and Director Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Shri Haobijam Chaoba as Chief Guest, President and Guests of Honour respectively.

 During the opening function Minister V.Hangkhanlian said that cruelty to animals Act, 1960 has been already enforced in the state now, to look after the animals and love them is the utmost responsibilities for everyone for the economic development and eco friendly relation. He appeal to the people to co-operate with the department in caring of animals and seek help from them for this the Government would give every possible help to the cattle rearing people for their requirement. He also assured to extend help to make embankment for prevention of flood problem in Khurai areas.

Parliamentary Secretary (Home) L.Sushindro also appeal the department to carry out wide areas of vaccination camp for animals and make project and urge the concern Minister to include more budget in future. He also assured that embankment to prevent flood would be constructed after consultations with the higher authority.

 Functional President and Managing Director Smt. Sapna Laishram, and Joint Director Th. Ramabati, Director  Haobijam Chaoba and other dignitaries of the department also spoke about the need of caring and proper treatment to animals. Vaccination to dogs was also done at the Sangeet Kala Sangam.

The mission of the function is to touch the hearts  , minds and soul of the society/people to help the animals. To act responsibility and groom a more humane world for animals is its vision. Balancing the head and heart of the society to love animals, collaboration in team work , seminar, workshop, inspiring trust to the society through leadership, protect and care, put an end to animal cruelty and fight against it to relief suffering of animals, distributing reward to the best animals owners and animals, preserved indigenous plant and animals, preservation of endangered animals etc, are the value and aspects of inauguration day for Yening Animal Foundation

The staff of Veterinary and Animal husbandry and some local people attended the function.

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Dzuko photo-expedition


Imphal, June 9: Forests and Environment Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar today flagged off a team of Manipur Amateur Photo Club for Dzuko Valley. The team comprising 26 people were flagged off from the Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul, early in the morning.

Minister Shyamkumar wished luck and success for the photo-expedition to the team. Manipur Amateur Photo Club team members, through their lenses will explore the scenic beauty of the State, all the way through Dzuko valley.

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