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, Jan 20:

One day joint session of the President of MPCC Govindas Konthoujam, DCCs, and president of BCC held today at Congress Bhavan has resolved to fight anti-people policy of the BJP led Government both at the Center and the State. The session also resolved to fight all the fascist forces suppressing the voice of the people.
The one-day joint session was attended by CLP leader O. Ibobi, CWC member Gaikhangam, President of the MPCC Govindas Konthoujam , former president of the MPCC TN Haokip abd former President of the MPCC M. Okndro as dignitaries on the dais.
Speaking on the occasion, CWC member Gaikhangam hit hard to the present ruling body stating that those speaking the Congress party may have some downfall but it is regaining to its status once more.
“I feel pity for those who talk like as if Congress party has been totally dead”, he said. The former deputy chief minister further said that in politics one may go one may come however, Congress party will remain.
“Congress party is different from other; it is a party which has commitment to safeguard Democracy.
MPCC President Govindas while speaking at the occasion appealed party member not to lose hope as people today have started trusting the party as it is a secular and democratic party which have its commitment to protect the people of the country.


Former Editor of local vernacular N. Biren Singh, now the Chief Minister of Manipur had spent in prison under sedition charge along with the onetime chief advisor of the AMUCO, Th. Iboyaima, popularly known as the ‘Father of Social workers’ in April 2000. He had stood by his report and instead of regretting to what he had reported those days, he spent almost a month in Sajiwa Central Jail. There was hue and cry over the arrest from civil societies of the state demanding his unconditional release. He was released due to pressure from the people and the government unable to prove his reporting as seditious.

Interestingly, the then Editor didn’t stop writing. He reported series of wrongs that has been going on inside the Sajiwa Jail.

Chairman of the UNLF, R.K Meghen @ Sanayaima along with some top leaders were arrested by the Indian security force and the NIA convicted him over his denial to say sorry. His strong argument on why he had to wage war against the state and his commitment to his stand left him with no choice but to spend in jail until his conviction completed. The same is with other UNLF leaders who refuse to apply for bail. Now they all have been released after serving the jail term.

When the then Editor N. Biren Singh and (Late) Th. Iboyaima were released, people across the state gave both a grand reception. The same is with UNLF leader, he too was received by dozen of his fan and family member.

When I along with an editor and some other persons were detained in connection with the alleged nexus with some anti-social element, we plead to the court and urged them to release us as we at that moment tell the court that the allegation level to us was not true. WE do plead and we were released after there was no proof of having nexus with any anti-social element. That was in May 1999.

Somewhere around 2018, a team of AMWJU, beg the Chief Minister for the release of a journalist who was detained for uploading a post on Facebook which the government felt as derogatory. At the request of the AMWJU team, the Chief Minister showed sympathy and released him on the grown that he should not repeat such act in the near future. But when those teams came out after meeting the CM, they talk to the media as if the person was released without any condition, besides the fact that they have put some condition. 

Being a journalist or a social worker or an individual should have the courage, to tell the truth. The recent series of events that have been taking place is not the spirit expected by those who know what has happened.

We as a journalist should have the gut to challenge anything for our rights – the right to freedom of expression guaranteed by our constitution. But telling lies by concealing the truth to make people support him by saving his or her image is not a sign of good journalism.

Wednesday, 20 January 2021 18:14

War on covid -19 pandemic : finally hope seen

A ray of hopes now saw with the beginning of the mass vaccination programme. There are report of side effects and even death. But over all the vaccine has helped relieving all the people across India. Fortunately for Manipur , the Chief Minister had stated that , the government had not received any complaints of COVID-19 vaccine impact. So far everything goes well and good.
Desperate time needs desperate measures and we are at a desperate moment. The people irrespective of differences in ideology should work together and extend all co-operation to save the people of this erstwhile kingdom. Had not we showed our support it would be difficult for all of us to survive and without people’s existence of Manipur may be another history?
Huge loss of revenue has been reported in various newspaper today in connection with the closure of Khwairambandh Keithel. An independent scholar point out about the lost as many as 38 plus crore . Besides, he also suggested the other lost of those associated with the Khwairamband Keithel. Well there is always a collateral damage in war time. We need to tolerate . It is right we have lost income from the Ima market , but that money only is not what a society need. If desire to open the Ima market there should be a proper policy.
The government should make sure that the security personnel and those health workers and doctors established cordial relationships as both need to travel any time on the road where restrictions have been imposed.

Tuesday, 19 January 2021 17:49

Huge Jackpot Winner Sees Diwali Link

A lucky 10cric regular brought home the huge Mega Jackpot just before Diwali. Dedicated desi games increase player’s chances for a big win and offer classic themes.

Just a couple of days before Diwali, an incredibly lucky player – reported as N Venkat – seemed to attribute much of his fortune to a benevolent Lakshmi herself. Speaking to 10cric staff, he was emotional and rightly so: he had won just under 130 Lakh on Divine Fortune, one of his favourite games!

The game itself has three types of jackpots – Minor, Major and Mega. Experts have provided a rather detailed explanation on its rules and prizes in the 10cric casino review.  What’s more, there seem to be a number of casino games with exclusive jackpots dedicated to 10cric players, limiting global competition for the prizes.

Even though Diwali has passed, there is still time to practice your gamesmanship and try your luck for Dev Deepawali!

The New Wave of Entertainment

As more and more Indians are finding online substitutes due to both restrictions and being cautious more of these exciting stories are spreading. But it is not only online gaming that is increasing but also online entertainment overall.

Paid subscriptions to OTT platforms increased by 30% between March and July 2020. Enhanced networks, improved internet connectivity and more powerful mobiles are some more of the concluded factors of online entertainment consumption. This boost can also be attributed to the addition of new subscribers that are emerging from Tier I and Tier II cities.

This has not gone unnoticed by media power houses like Netflix that are attracting new customers by giving them free trials like their free weekend coming up on 5-6 of December

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