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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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Former Judge, MCSs donates to CM COVID-19 Relief Fund

IT News
Imphal, April 7

T.Nandakumar Singh,  Ex-Acting chief Justice High court of Meghalaya and present Chairperson, Manipur Lokayukta has donated a sum of Rs 1 Lakh ( Rupees One lakh) to the Chief Minister COVID -19 Relief Fund  by way of cheque bearing SBI cheque No.899720 date 7-4-2020 to tackle and respond to COVID -19 pandemic.
On the other hand members of the Manipur Civil Service Association has also donated a sum of Rs. 5000/- each from every member to the Chief Minister COVID- 19 Relief fund
A press statement by President of the Manipur Civil Service Association Ng.Uttam Singh said that in view of the Pandemic of Novel coronavirus (COVID -19 ) spreading all over the world various activates have been taken up to tackle its spreads in India and Manipur in particular where funds are required for the same.
Chief Minister secretariat has create chief Minister covid 19 Relief fund where donations are accepted from all the corner and has also made an appeal to all the Government employees Under state Government to donate fund by deducting one day salary from the pay bill of March 2020.

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NEFIS condemns the racist attacks on North-East people; urges CM to increase Financial assitance

IT News
Imphal, April 7

North-East  Forum  for  International  Solidarity  (NEFIS) NEFIS expressed strong condemnation to the incident of racist attacks on the North-east people at various part of the mainland Indian states.
“ It should be noted that many incidents have happened in the last few days in  which  people  from  North-east have been called ‘Corona’ and have been span upon”, a statement of the Forum said.
It added that  NEFIS  had  earlier  written  to  the  Union  Home  Ministry  regarding  the  racist attacks  being  faced  by  the  North-east  people  during  the  lockdown.  Despite  the caution,  such  attacks  are  continuing  across  the  country.  Such  incidents  are unfortunate  and  highlight  the  widespread  bias  against  North-east  people,  and  as such should be strictly dealt with.
On the other hand the Forum appealed  to  the  Manipur Chief Minister  to  increase  the  amount  being  given  to  stranded  workers  in  various  cities across  the  country.  The  NEFIS  had  yesterday  written  to  the Manipur  CM  regarding  the  plight  of  the  workers  stranded  in  Bangalore  and  other cities during the lockdown. These workers with their respective families do not have the  means  to  buy  subsistence  and  as  such  are  in  a  very  pathetic  condition.  The workers are not receiving any wages in the lockdown and have little savings left to last them during the lockdown.
Meanwhile, the NEFIS called on for donations from civil society to help organize relief for the stranded people of Manipur and North-East during this time of crisis. The funds so collected  would  be  used  to  distribute  food  and  other  essential  items  tomorrow  to stranded workers in Bangalore and other cities across the country.

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NEUWJ advocates for insurance to scribes in Corona fight

By a Correspondent
Guwahati, April 7

North East Union of Working Journalists (NEUWJ), while appreciating the Union government in New Delhi and province governments of all northeastern States for supporting  the frontline health workers including doctors, nurses, asha workers, paramedics, sanitation staff, etc who are fighting against Covid-19 outbreak with Rs 50 lakh insurance cover per person, request the authorities to extend the supports to media persons on duty.
“As those professionals are taking risks to attend duties for saving the Covid-19 patients and also alerting others from getting infected with novel corona virus, the scribes and other media employees are also running for duty hours in the ongoing crisis,” said a statement issued by NEUWJ president Joikanta Sarma, working president Naba Thakuria and general secretary Manoj Agasti.
Lauding Assam government for extending the said insurance benefits to the State police personnel and also doctors, nurses, paramedics, etc of private hospitals (those have signed agreements with the authority to support all patients as the government hospitals were converted
into corona specific healthcare centers), the forum now advocates for same benefits to scribes of the region.

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On World health Day

IT News
Imphal, April 7
 
State Vice President of BJP Manipur Pradesh M.Asnikumar Singh today said that BJP Manipur Pradesh is also a key leader for Combat Covid-19 team while appreciating all health workers and security forces who are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic  in connection with the World Health Day observance.
In a statement Ashinikumar said today the April 7 will be remembered in the near future as a hugely significant day as it falls as the World Health Day . The day is celebrated to honour the selfless and heroic work of nurses and midwives, reminding the world leaders of the paramount role they play in keeping the world healthy.

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