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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Imphal, Oct 24: The water level of major river in the state have receded with the opening of four gate of Ethai Barrage, however many people are still facing inconveniences residing on the sides of Kong River due to slow receding of the river water, in Imphal East.
The people residing on both sides of Kongba river are facing the problems of man-made flood due to the failure of proper drainage systems.
Residence of Nongmeibung, Wangkhei Angom Leikai and many areas in Wangkhei and Kshetrigao Assembly constituencies are still facing various inconveniences due to the flash flood cause by the recent rain.
Many houses and roads are still affected by flood water as the drainage systems which suppose to draws the water have fail.
Speaking to Imphal-Times, one of the local of Nongmeibung has express disappointment over the concern department as they are unable to take up necessary steps to avoid the inconveniences faced by the locality till date, mostly when it rains.
Though it rains, this is the tenth flood witness by the locality and its neighbouring areas including the recent one compared to last couple of years, the local said.
The locals draws the attention of the current BJP led state government and concern department to intervene in the inconveniences faced by the locality of Nongmeibung and its surrounding areas.
Meanwhile, many of the paddy fields which are ready to harvest are also affected by the recent rain submerging under water in large scale leaving the farmers helpless with their hands on their head.
In Noney, most of the ripe paddy fields are also affected due to the recent rains causing flash floods and destroying the yet to harvest paddies.
Locals of the Noney also appeal the concern department to look into the matter.

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Imphal, Oct 24: Sumi Hoho, the apex body of the Sumi community of Nagaland, has appealed to Centre’s interlocutor for Naga peace talks, R N Ravi, to take measures at his disposal to bring the NSCN (K) on board.
RN Ravi came yesterday at Nagaland and met the six Naga Political groups at Dimapur yesterday. The center interlucator for the peace talk with the NSCN-IM is walking out for a solution to the problems of the Naga Issues.
A source said that the center is working out for a solution by December this year as election for the Nagaland state Assembly is scheduled on March next year.
 In a representation addressed to interlocutor, Sumi Hoho and Western Sumi Hoho said that while the talks seemed to be heading in the right direction, leaving out any Naga National Political Group out of the ambit of the talks could become partial success,
which could be even disastrous for the Nagas. Further, pointing out that the term of current Nagaland Legislative Assembly was nearing completion, the Hoho said while the people were earnestly anticipating permanent solution, imposing election at this juncture could lead to differences of opinion and could even affect the ongoing talks.
Therefore, the Hoho opined that the forthcoming general election be deferred so that smooth transition to any alternative arrangement could take place.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 17:03

Something worrying

The idea of nation having one identity, one religion, one culture, one language promulgated by some self style son of mother India has created fear psychosis to various ethnic communities in the country. At a time when chauvinistic idealism of creating a nation of only one community is seen marching ahead, it is natural that each and every ethnic communities of the nation have reason to be feared. Because it is family first then come the society then it is the nation.
India was and is a nation of diverse people. The beauty of India is the existences of different ethnic people with diverse cultural people. It is important that if India has to prove the world as the most successful democratic country, the leaders and the so called self style son of the soil should tried to become real son of the soil by accepting that the concept of one religion, one culture and one language should not be followed in the Nation called India.
During Kargil war, two soldiers from this region, that too from a border village between Myanmar and India in the state of Manipur were martyred while fighting the Pakistani troops. Family of the two did not know the common language that their sons spoke with their fellow soldiers and moreover, the villagers of the two soldiers are fighting tough safeguarding their villages from intruders of the neighbouring villages. Yet they pray for the success of India.
The Indian administrators of the time was not the one which brought victory to the Kargil war, but it was the prayers of those thousand parents, whose sons were fighting for the country, but who never see Delhi, or who never understood the common language (Hindi) that make India success. Indeed, many critics are of the views that India is still in the process of nation building. But the reality is that India is already a nation. A nation of imagine community living under the same roof.
The peaceful co existence and communal harmony was put in dead danger with the rise of communal centric feudalism classes. They spew venom of hate feeling among the various communities for their mere selfish gain. Last few decades showed rise of many such feudalists and the rise of this class raises the feeling of enmity among the various community.
Coming back to the state of Manipur, the problem facing right now has similar roots. The force annexation is often pin point as the root of all sort of trouble here, but the reality is that the root of the entire problem facing in the state of Manipur is the chauvinistic attitude of the ruling government in the mainland India.
Instead of looking on the problem, the then ruler of the mainland India had sideline the real issue submitted by the then expert officials deputed by their government, they never tried anything to put a halt to the rise of the armed opposition group. But rather the then government incited hate feeling among various communities thinking that the same technique adopted the British ruler can suppressed any movement in the region.
Instead of taking into consideration and finding a means to end all sort of violent activism, all is eying to the solution of the problem of some UGs through appeasing policy.
Well Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, the last President of USSR had understood the important of safeguarding each community and USSR was separated into various independent nations. Problem will be there as long as human kind exists. Because they think and act and those act are sometime negative from one’s view point even if he or she thought it right from his viewpoints.
The fear factor right now is felt to everyone. Man dies and sacrifices for their children and nation. If the fear factor grows no one can guarantee any untoward incident.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 17:02

Polo tournament postponed

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Imphal, Oct 24: 33rd N. Hazari & Dr. N. Tombi State Polo Tournament, 2017 which was re-scheduled October 25, 2017 has been again postponed on October 28, 2017, said a statement of the Manipur Horse Riding & Polo Association.  

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