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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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NPF MLA Awangbou Newmai inducted as Minister in N.Biren Singh led Govt.

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Imphal, May 29:

MLA of the Naga Peoples’ front (NFP) Awangbou Newmai has been inducted as Minister of the N. Biren Singh led government of Manipur today. He takes oath as Minister today evening.

With the induction of Awangbou Newmai in the state Cabinet, NPF now have 2 cabinet ministers in the BJP led Government of Manipur.  NFP MLA L. Dikho is already in the Ministry.

Awangbou Newmai has been inducted in the ministry after a ministerial berth remains vacant after the disqualification of MLA Shyamkumar who was the Minister of Forest and Environment and MAHUD in the N. Biren Singh Government.

Source said that BJP’s central leadership had given approval for induction of the new ministry late yesterday evening.

It may be mentioned that NPF has been demanding increase in the Ministers since the last 6/7 months in the aftermath of the demand by BJP MLAs for major reshuffle of the ministry. The party even field its candidate, Honreikhui Kashng,  for the lone Rajya Sabha seat. However for reason best known to the NPF and the BJP the candidate the NPF withdraw its candidate and support the BJP candidate Leishemba Sanajaoba who will be contesting with Congress candidate T. Mangibabu. Assam Finance Minister Himanta Bishwas Sharma who is also the convenor of BJP Election Management Committee also came to Manipur and made an understanding with the NPF.

With the disqualification of MLA Shyamkumar, 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly now has 58 members excluding the Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly. If in case the fate of Shyamkumar falls to the 7 other MLAs who had joined the BJP then the total seat in the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly will be 51. Total number of MLAs required by N.Biren Singh government to continue is 26 which he had even without the support of the 4 (four) National Peoples’ Party (NPP) MLAs who are Ministers in the government as Congress now have 20 MLAs. It is likely that a major reshuffled may take place after the measures being taken up to contained the COVID-19 pandemic has been settled. If in case the NPP MLAs drop from the government due to misunderstanding the congress will have 24 MLAs that means BJP still will lead the number taking into account the BJP play well with the Independent MLA Ashab Uddin.

Moreover, it is just about 1 years and  8 months left for the N.Biren Singh government and it is likely that his government may not face that much problem as the BJP too needs to prepare for the next election. 

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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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