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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Sunday, 09 August 2020 19:49

VDF’s Economic blockade suspended

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Imphal, Aug 9:

The proposed economic blockade called by the VDF Welfare Association from midnight tomorrow in protest against the July 6 cabinet meeting resolution in connection with the remuneration of the VDF has been suspended in view of the hardship face by the people due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a statement of the association said.

The statement added that the Chief Minister of Manipur had assured to settle the matter and invited them for talk after the assembly session.

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Imphal, Aug 9:

Even as the State Health Department still refuse to accept community transmission being started in the state of Manipur, at least 71 (seventyone) person who have no travel history have been reported tested positive with COVID-19.
According to a statement of the State Health department a total of 90 persons including the 71 persons without travel history have been detected with the virus and they are from general population. Among these 63 are male and 27 are female. In addition to this 28 personnel of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) were also confirmed as new COVID-19 positive cases. The total number of CAPF testing positive has reached 823.
That means a total of 110 persons have been tested positive during the last 24 hour. According to the State Health Department statement, among these 110 cases 18 have been tested positive at VRDL RIMS, 78 at VRDL JNIMS and 2 at Babina Diagnostic by conducting RTPCR testing. Remaining 1 has been tested at Imphal West by Rapid Antigen Test, 1 at Imphal East and 9 at Thoubal using the same. At District Hospital Jiribam also 1 has been tested psotive with COVID -19, 5 at District Hospital Ukhrul, and 1 at Raj Medicity using TruNat.
The statement also said that among those tested positive 28 are from Imphal East, 10 from Imphal West, 13 from Thoubal district 11 from Kangpokpi district, 9 from Chandel district, 5 from Senapati and 1 from Ukhrul district. 19 of the persons tested positive are returnee from outside the state, the Health Department statement said.
On the other hand total number of recovered person after being tested negative in the last 24 hour is 117. Among them 42 are CRPF personnel and 2 general persons from RIMS CCC. The report by the state health department further said that 33 have been discharged from CCCs of Meitram, 3 from Senapati, 8 from NIELIT Churachandpur, 23 from Thoubal and 4 from RD wing Lamphel have also been discharged after they were found COVID-19 free on RT PCR test.
Total number of positive cases in the state has reached 3753 including Central Security Personnel and so far 2044 have been recovered and discharged. Total active case identified as of now is 1698 as per the department statement.

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Imphal, Aug 9:

Chairman of Lamlong Khonou Village, Khullak Kodar Dangsha has stated that coconut sapling planted at Ramcherbung area of Tengnoupal district on August 4, 2020 in connection with the “One day awareness and Plantation of Coconut, Cane and Bamboo, Litchee and other trees at Nongtam Satang , Choktong and its surrounding villages has been uprooted after taking photograph of plantation.
A statement by the Lamlong Khunou Village Chairman said that , those coconut ssapling planted on the occasion were uprooted without any concern of the village authority. The statement while condemning such act of the Central Agriculture Uiniversity (CAU) Imphal, Apunba Image Machasing (AIMS), Nongkam Satang, Choktong and Machi Village authority question the motive behind the uprooting of the coconut sapling planted at the area.
The Village authority however welcome and appreciate MP RK Ranjan and Lorho S Pfoze for understanding the plight of the people living at the border for assuring to sent proposal to the Ministry of Rod Transport and High way through the stat government to construct weather roads.

Sunday, 09 August 2020 18:48

“It’s all due to me”

By- Rabin Prasad Kalita

Sowed me on your big green,
Blessed me to use it to the fullest:
I chanced to play
With the intelligent crowd of all animals:

I forgot being a part of this big green,
That fed me grow and shine
Could hone my psyche along:
Started a perverted living

Busy played with molecules,
Spread at large on the veneer.
Instead seeding on the greens,
To grow up plural all over

Except to blend them with one another,
I didn’t do much;
But upshot was imperishable trash,
‘Cause I played it adverse:

Chucked all over your face,
The ground turned
Gray from green,
Got covered with a toxic sheet:

No new sprout from now on
Can flash through the deadly turf;
No space for a newborn,
To withstand and breathe:

Why did you make me so soaring?
So I overlook for bending,
Why did you design me that way?
Not alike other living beings:

I turned this globe, gray from green
Rusted planet declined for worth living.

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