Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 25+ 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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Imphal, Dec 19,

Special Judge, POCSO, Imphal West has convicted Chongtham Ronald alias Rohit for raping a differently abled minor girl on July 1, 2015 somewhere at Imphal West district.
Sentence hearing of the convict is scheduled on December 19.  
Chongtham Ronald alias Rohit (28) s/o Ch Radhakanta, has been lodged in judicial custody at Manipur Central Jail Sajiwa since July 2015 in connection with the case.
The case began from December 2015, soon after the then IO of the case, SI Ksh Sanajaobi of Women PS, Imphal West, submitted the charge sheet before the Court against the accused under section 6 of POCSO Act 2012 .
The Court framed charges against the accused in February, 2016, and during the two year long trial, the Court recorded and examined the statement of numerous prosecution witnesses and defense witnesses.
The argument hearing between the Special PP and defense counsel was held on December 5 this year, as well as today.
It may be mentioned that the accused was caught red handed by the elder brother of the victim on July 1 (2015), at around 2.20 pm, and after the matter came to light the accused was handed over to Women PS, Imphal West, by locals on July 3 the same year.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 16:40

AR seizes smuggled gold worth Rs 1.8 crore

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Imphal, Dec 19,

Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) apprehended one gold smuggler and recovered 36 Gold bars weighing approximately 5.982 kg worth Rs 1.8 Crore at  Permanent Vehicle Check Post(PVCP), Khudengthabi.

On 18 December 2018 at around 0700hr based on specific input, a Sliver Colour Maruti Omini Van Regd No MN06LA–6478 travelling from Moreh to Imphal was stopped for checking at PVCP, Khudengthabi by troops of Tengnoupal battalion. While frisking and carrying out thorough check of the driver and the vehicle, 36 Gold Bars suspected to be of foreign origin, were found hidden inside both the rear doors of the vehicle(eighteen gold bars in each door). During interrogation the driver revealed that he was given the said bars by an unknown individual from Moreh and was promised that the same would be collected at Imphal by someone. The contraband item was being smuggled by Mr Md Abdul Rajak, age 22 years, Moreh, Dist Tengnoupal. Recovered Gold Bars alongwith the apprehendee has been handed over to Directorate of Revenue Intelligence at 1030 hours on 18 December 2018.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 16:39

GoI, NSCN (K) hold informal meeting

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Dimapur, Dec 19,

In a significant development, Government of India (GoI) and the NSCN (K) led by Khango Konyak Monday held an “informal meeting” at Delhi to chalk out the differences.
The meeting was held following Khango-led NSCN (K)’s December 6, 2018 declaration to revoke its decision of unilaterally abrogating the ceasefire agreement with the GoI.
Highly placed sources informed Nagaland Post that Deputy National Security Advisor (NSA) and GoI representative for Naga peace talks, R.N. Ravi and three members representing the NSCN (K) led by general secretary, Isak Sumi sat for an informal meeting at New Delhi.
Sources informed that both the sides had a “good meeting” and explored the possibilities to include NSCN (K) in the ongoing peace process. Sources also disclosed that the two parties were likely to meet for the second round of informal meeting during the first half of January 2019.
It may be recalled that the undivided NSCN (K) had unilaterally abrogated the ceasefire in March 2015, leading to multiple violent incidents, including attacks on security forces.
Acknowledging the efforts and appeal by NGOs and civil society organizations to restore the ceasefire agreement with Government of India (GoI), NSCN (K) led by Khango Konyak decided to revoke its decision of unilaterally abrogating the ceasefire agreement.
In a joint statement, NSCN (K) chairman and president, Khango Konyak and general secretary Isak Sumi had informed that the group, after holding wide consultations with civil society groups during the past one month and keeping in view the positive response by GoI, resolved to revoke the unilateral decision of abrogating the ceasefire.
It may also be mentioned that the Khango-led NSCN (K) had placed a four-point demand to the GoI for consideration— lift ban imposed on NSCN and removal of terrorist tag; rescind the bounties placed on NSCN leaders; repeal AFSPA/DDA on the enforced Naga areas and unconditional release of NSCN cadres arrested after the abrogation of ceasefire and undergoing trials or serving sentences in different prisons across the state/country.
The Centre in response to the demand had stated that as soon as NSCN (K) comes into peace process dialogue with the Centre, ban on NSCN (K), terrorist tag and bounties on its leaders will be automatically removed/close.
However, Centre said it was committed to solve the Naga issue with one comprehensive solution and therefore cannot have many agreements. Centre also categorically stated that it was not in a state to take up third party with fresh negotiation at this juncture. Further, GoI stated that there should not be any insecurity on the part of NSCN (K).

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 16:38

Jhoupi students meet President of India

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Imphal, Dec 19,

The National Integration Tour(NIT) from Dingpi region organised by the Joupi Batallion of Assam Rifles visited Rashtrapti Bhavan and interacted with Honorable President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind on 18th December 2018. During the interaction ceremony, two students shared their invaluable experience of the tour and expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the President of India during  the interaction. After the interaction students were also taken to various halls and apartments of the Bhavan and Mughul Garden. Thereafter NIT visited Rashtrapti Bhavan Museum wherein they witnessed glimpse of history of modern India and enriched themselves with the knowledge of Indian freedom struggle.
The Batallion part of 28 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Inspector General (South) is organizing this National Integration Tour to Delhi-Agra and back. The NIT tour consists of 20 students (09 boys and 11 girls), 03 teachers and team of Jhoupi Batallion, and will be visiting various tourist and historical places in Delhi and Agra during  the 18 days long tour. The tour is aimed at providing an exposure to the students to the rich cultural heritage of the country and an opportunity to visit various places and interact with eminent dignitaries.
The team has already visited Taj Mahal in Agra and were mesmerized by the beauty of the World Heritage Site. The team also witnessed deadly unarmed combat techniques displayed by Para Commandos during a demonstration at Agra.

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