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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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COVID-19 case in Manipur : Positive cases reach 55, building complex in Imphal East declared as containment zone

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Imphal, May 28:

With 7 (seven) more testing Coronavirus positive late yesterday evening and 4 more today, the total number of confirmed positive Coronavirus cases reached 55 in the state of Manipur. On the other hand total number of positive patient tested negative also reached 5 with another positive case testing negative. Total active positive Coronavirus case stands at 50. Authority are expecting rise in the number of patient with the increase in the number of Manipuri residents returning from outside the state. All the persons who have been detected with Coronavirus are outsiders who had return to the state. State government authority said that the virus is not spreading at community level due to the strict measures being taken up.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner of Imphal East district had sealed a school complex at Kabo Leikai in Imphal East after two person who were under quarantine after returning from Delhi were tested positive with Coronavirus.  Location of the school building is at Revenue Village 25 A-Kabo Leikai Nongpok.

Source said that, the two persons – one from Dewlahland and other from Tellipati in Imphal East were reportedly found loitering around the area leaving the quarantine center. Both were reportedly arrested by a police team. Unfortunately the result of both came out positive with coronavirus.

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During lockdown each family in Thanlon AC gets 75 kg of rice plus dal

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Imphal, May 27:
When there are complaints about people not getting their allocated share of rice at various assembly constituency of the state, each family in Thanlon Assembly constituency gets 75 kg of rice plus Dal.
MLA Vungzagin Valte, who is also the Chairman of Manipur Tribal Development Corporation of the Government of Manipur, in a statement said that during the lockdown due to the COVID-19 Pandemic rice and other essential items have been distributed to the people of Thanlon Assembly constituency through district administration of Churachandpur in coordination with Zomi Youth Association, Hmar Youth Association, Gen. HQ and Young Vaiphei Association Gen HQ.
The statement said that Rise and other essential commodities like dal have been distributed at free of cost at Thanlon Assembly Constituency 3 (three) times to every household (one bag of rice each of 50 Kg in addition to tha minimum of 25 Kg of Rice in the first and second instances.
On the other hand Institutional  Quarantine Centre is also running at En Gedi Retreat Centre, Gelzang and as many as 160 persons ( 32 from Thanlon AC and 128 from Tipaimukh Ac) who have return from outside the state have been accommodated at the centre.
Valte said that he had provided 30 bags of rice and 150 kg of dal , utensils, sanitizers, Masks and transportation cost to the people of his area who remained stranded outside the state due to the lockdown.

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Manie’s award winning cinematic journey

By Anit Mukerjea
Chennai. May 26:

Somewhat like the ‘tide in the affairs of men’ as Shakespeare would have believed, the young and debonair actor MANIE from the south film industry has made a major progress by winning two national awards and two state awards at a relatively tender age. Aside from being a gifted actor, he is a philanthropist, ambitious, successful, strapping, fashionable and humanist too.
Manie’s rare acumen as a master of multiple regional languages is another feather to his cap as a linguist. The actor’s virtuoso talent scattered even further in showcasing his vocal potentialities in belting out a Bengali song before ace music director Bappi Lahiri in what may be deemed an exceptional assemble that did not go unnoticed by the INDIA BOOK OF RECORDS which presented him a certificate of honour, trophy and a memento in 2015.
His foray as the lead actor in the Bengali film NIRMOK- a purulia based love story directed by Mrinmay Saha saw him    receive with pride the BENGAL EXCELLENCE AWARD in 2014 for his exceptional performance in the best international award winning film.
This accomplished actor has other feathers to his achievement caps. Apart from being a National award winning actor Manie was also accorded the MAHARASHTRA GAURAV SAMMAN award in Mumbai in 2014.
Manie has the rare honour to share august space with cricketer Sachin Tendulkar when he received the exceptional honour of the NATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD in 2014. Sachin Tendulkar got the award for his lifetime contribution to Indian cricket while Manie received this National award for his significant contribution to Indian cinema.
Another turning point in superstar Manie’s career graph was winning the prestigious PARAM SHREE media excellence award for his sizeable contribution to Indian cinema in New Delhi in 2016. Manie takes great pride in being the recipient of this rare honour.
Manie’s debut vehicle as a lead actor was the Kannada film DESIE which took the audience by storm by way of accolades to the actor’s accomplished performance. Manie is inspired by the living legend Amitabh Bachchan.
With so many awards, accolades  and recognition to his acting accomplishments, Manie is all set to conquer the other Indian territories and globe. Manie will be next seen in an untitled action packed Tamil film directed by A Rajaraja and an untitled film directed by Agnibarna Mukherjee and produced by Sanjeev Tiwari.
IMPHAL TIMES wishes superstar Manie all the best for his successful future.

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Government issues fresh SOP: Flight passengers to be quarantined

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Imphal, May 25:

Home department of the Government of Manipur today issue fresh Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for flight passengers who landed here in Imphal with the resumption of air service today.

As per the fresh SOP, passengers who landed in Imphal airport have been kept at Institutional Quarantine Center (IQC) opened at HRD Academy and   Little Flower School for 14 days. Some had chosen paid quarantine center opened at private hotel. The passengers will be sent for home quarantine after testing negative of Coronavirus , however those tested positive have to undergo treatment as per the protocol.

Unlike the previous SOP issued by the government, the fresh SOP issued today stated that no passenger will be allowed to go home without testing negative or till the completion of 14 days quarantine.

A total of 95 passengers landed today at Indigo Flight and similar number is expected to arrive with Air Asia that will land in afternoon. Among these 95 passengers 92 boarded from New Delhi while 3 boarded from Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati.

The two quarantine centers at HRD Academy and Little Flower School were opened today as per the SOP of the government issued today by the Deputy Commissioner of Imphal West district.

Earlier, before the arrival of the flights at Bir Tikendrajit International Airport Imphal six students’ body of the state AMSU, DESAM, MSF, KSA, SUK and AIMS had thronged inside the Imphal airport and protest the previous government SOP which stated that passengers which landed in Imphal will be sent for home quarantine. Representatives of the six students’ bodies confronted with the state law enforcing agency however, the matter was settled after the government issued fresh SOP today.

Talking to media person,  Peter Laishram pours slashing criticism to the government over the earlier SOP saying that when the state have no report of any positive Coronavirus cases strict protocol was followed and when the state today have over 32 Coronavirus cases such protocol were exempted. Terming such attitude as unfortunate Peter said that the government’s SOP will not only create burden to the state but will also create chaotic situation in the locals where the passengers belong to.

Kuki Students’ Organisation had also strongly reacted to the previous government SOP. The students’ body had stated that they will not allow the flight passengers to return back to their home until they were tested and quarantine.

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