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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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MLA Th. Shyamkumar tenders resignation from state Assembly


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Imphal, March 26

MLA Th. Shyamkumar who has been facing disqualification case at the Speaker’s Tribunal of the Manipur Legislative Assembly today submitted resignation letter to the Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly, a source said.
Whether the Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly had accepted the resignation letter or not is yet to be confirmed. Mention may be made that Supreme Court in a ruling had barred MLA Shyamkumar from entering the State Assembly premises and cease the Ministerial portfolio. Government of Manipur had so far did not issue any notification whether the Ministerial berth has been withdrawn from him or not.
The Verdict of the Supreme Court also directed the Speaker’s Tribunal to complete the proceeding within a stipulated time. Following the directives the Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly had reserved the hearing on scheduled on March 28.

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MHRC directs DGP to take action against illegal blockage of approach road during curfew

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Imphal, March 26

The Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) today directed the Director-General of Police to instruct all concern Superintendents of Police to immediately clear the blockages at approach roads by some local club members to give free passage to the transportation of essential items and ambulance acting on a petition filed by Rights activist Basantakumar Wareppa.

In his petition, the activist stated that the government of Manipur imposed curfew after a 23 years old girl tested positive for COVID -19 . Drawing the attention of the Commission, the activist said that the curfew was imposed to further check the movement of the people which will remain in force until further order by the government of Manipur. However, in this curfew certain essential services including the movement of ambulance, transportation of water, opening of Pharmacies and grocery shops have been exempted from the purview of the curfew.

In the name of supporting curfew, some local clubs in the state have blocked approach roads by fencing, dumping trees and logs to prevent the entry of outsiders to their localities. Such illegal acts have unnecessarily added further burden to the general public by severely affecting the transportation of water and movement of ambulance which measures to violation of right to health and right to self drinking water, the petitioner drew the attention of the Commission and urged to direct the Director-General of Police to immediately clear the illegal blockages from the approach roads and also urged to book those persons who are responsible for imposing such illegal acts.

The MHRC further asked the DGP to submit action taken report within three days from today. 

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Construction Workers' Federation of India urges CM to use the Cess collection for unorganised construction workers in the state

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Imphal, March 26

 

National Secretary of the Construction Workers' Federation of India, Kshetrimayum Santa has urged the Chief Minister of Manipur to order the state Labour Department and the concerned authority to immediately transfer Rs.2000/- each to the account of the registered unorganised construction workers through the DBT mode from the Cess Fund collected by the Manipur Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Board under the BOCW Cess Act, 1996.

In a letter submitted to the Chief Minister, Kshetrimayum Santa said that the Labour Ministry, Government of India has issued an ADVISORY on  March 24 afternoon to all the states and Union Territories to use the Cess Fund collected by the respective welfare boards (a copy is enclosed for your reference) in the backdrop of the outbreak of pandemic Covid-19 in the country.

 

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MSPDCL close vending station open online recharge facilities

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Imphal, March 26

With Coronavirus scare putting the whole country into total lockdown for 21 days, Manipur State Power Distribution Corporation Ltd. (MSPDCL) has close all vending stations for recharge until further notification.

In a public notification by the Managing Director of the MSPDCL , consumer are requested to place their voucher code generation request for prepaid meters throught MSPDCL website http://www.mspdcl.com or PaytM App or http://paytm.com (for secure meter only), or through http://billing .mspdcl.info (prepaid recharge facilities will be vavailable from 1700 hours of March 26) or through the MSPDCL newly developed Mobile App. MSPDCL ePay available on Google Playstore/Apple App Store (for this Prepaid recharge facilities will be available from 1200 hours of March 31.

The notification further said that the voucher code generation may take few minutes or upto 6 hours in case of  http://billing .mspdcl.info and Mobile App. MSPDCL ePay depending upon the number of pending request coming in.

Any issues or delay in voucher generation beyond 6 hours may be reported to Mobile No. 7640081232  and 7640081238 over whatsapp/call for quick resolution.

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