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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Wednesday, 19 December 2018 16:38

Maoist vows to support all regional force

IT News
Imphal, Dec 19,

Maoist Communist Party, Manipur (MCPM) in a statement says that the outfit will support all regional forces in the state.
The statement said that political forces like Manipur Peoples Party (MPP) and the Peoples Resurgent and Justice Alliance (PRJA) and religious and cultural forces who have been working for reviving of the Sanamahi Culture, those forces which has been striving hard for protection of the Kabui community and other indigenous culture and all those forces working for building of Manipur Nationalism instead of Indian Nationalism will be supported by the Maoist.  
The outfit however said that they will not directly interfere to the working the indigenous force. It said that they will not ask any person to vote for the MPP or the PRJA neither the outfit will force any person to convert into Sanamahi religion, but if any person ill treated them the Maoist will stand for them.
The statement further added that the regional force never get any funds for its activities from outside the state. For construction of Temple other religion gets fund from outside the state while there is no means for construction of Sanamahi temple other than contribution from among the people. Similarly when the Political parties from outside the state gets huge fund for contesting the election, regional political parties still have to fight from its own. The outfit also added that instead of supporting the ideology of Mahatama Gandhi,  Jawarhalal Nehru, Sardar Patel, Din Dayal Upadhya, Jhanshi Rani , the Maoist will encourage those spreading the ideology of Lamyanba Irabot or those upholding the spirit of Jadonang or the  Nupi Lal.
On the matter of North East India Development Party (NEIDP), the Maoist said that they are yet to make their stand as the party has been diving the Media community as well as the party is going hands in hand with the ruling BJP regime.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 16:37

Joint team apprehends UG

IT News
Imphal, Dec 19,

Thoubal Batallion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South), in a joint operation with Imphal East Commandos apprehended a cadre of UNLF from Andro. As per AR source the arrested individual confessed that he is an active cadre of UNLF and has been previously involved in various attacks on Security Forces.
The apprehended individual was handed over to Andro Police Station for further legal action.

Boxers from 30 states in 13 weight categories to participate

By a Correspondent
Chandigarh, Dec. 12

Over 750 boxers, including 300 in the women’s section, will participate in the BFI 2 nd Junior National Championships, beginning at the Chandigarh University, Mohali, from tomorrow.
The event organised by the Punjab Boxing Association gives an opportunity to the young pugilists, representing 30 states in 13 weight categories, to come up through the ranks and enter the mainstream of boxing to be able to get noticed at the international level. 
The seven-day championships are expected to be as riveting as it can get with boxers from Haryana, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, to name a few states, will vie with one another to win the team championships in both sections.
While intensity among the pugilists will be something to watch out for, Punjab boxer Khushi, a Silver medallist in the 2nd Nation’s Cup at Serbia, earlier this year will be packing punches in the 70 kg class while last year’s National Champion and Gold medallist in Serbia, N Baby Rojisana (52Kg) from Manipur; Arundhati Choudhary and Mitika Sanjay Gunele (66kg) from Rajasthan and Maharashtra respectively during the second edition of the Junior Girl’s Nationals.   
 On the other hand, the competition amongst the boys will be equally fierce. Vinit Kumar (75kg) medallist in Asian Junior Championship in 2017 will be representing Haryana while pugilists from other states will be up for strong challenges as SSCB boxers and gold medalists in Serbia, K Sanjit Singh (46 kg) and Biswamitra (48 kg) will aim for no less than gold at the second edition of the Junior Boy’s Nationals The nationals beginning Wednesday. Khelo India gold medallist, Ajay Kumar of Haryana will also be throwing in his punches in the 60kg category. 
The Boxing Federation of India since its inception in mid 2016, have ensured all age group nationals are staged with able participation in all weight categories. The first edition of the Junior Boy’s Nationals was held in Guwahati in 2017 and the girl’s nationals was held in Rohtak, last year. BFI has attempted to provide international standard of championship, referring and organization for all the domestic championships right from the sub junior to the elite level as all aspiring boxers learn to sustain and compete at the national level.

IT News
Imphal, Dec 16,

Volunteers of Manipuri Students’ Association Delhi (MSAD) were detained today at two different police stations of New Delhi while they were on their way to stage protest at Manipur Bhavan.
Report reaching here said that around 15 MSAD volunteers including Veewon Thonchom, President of MSAD were detent at Chanakyapuri Police Station, New Delhi, when they were on their way at Manipur Bhavan. The report added that another 20 numbers of MSAD volunteers including the General Secretary and former General Secretary of MSAD were detained at Tuglak Nagar Police station. At the time of filling this story the MSAD volunteers were still detained by the police.
Talking to Imphal Times, A MSAD volunteers said that the Delhi police detained them as per directives from the Manipur government. Those detained at Chanakyapuri Police Station were not allowed to use their cell phone, the report added.
MSAD had earlier staged a candle light demonstration at Manipur University on December 8. On the day the MSAD had announced that the organization will organised series of protest at New Delhi.

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