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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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HAC convenes emergency meeting: Issues on All Political Parties decision on 3 Bills discussed

IT News
Following the intensification of the protest demanding implementation of the ILPS by JCILPS, an emergency meeting of the Hill Area Committee was held today at the residential quarter of the HAC chairman Dr. Chaltolian Amo at Lamphel. The meeting started at around 10 am today morning and continue till late in evening.
Details of the meeting could not be obtained however sources said that the committee discussed in depth about the present situation arisen in the state in the aftermath of the passing of the 3 Bills related to the implementation of the ILPS in the state.
The sources also said that the meeting was convened as the committee received unbearable pressure from the civil society organisation based at Hill district who are opposing the ILPS related Bills passed by the state Assembly.
The committee also discussed about the probable outcome of the all political party delegation which is preparing to visit Delhi to give pressure for getting assent of the three Bills pending with the President of India.
As the Hill based civil society organisations are strongly opposing the 3 Bills, the members of the Hill area committee discussed on the issue as the MLA might face various difficulties in the upcoming general Assembly election scheduled to be held on 2017.
However, when contacted by Imphal Times, one MLA said it was just a tea party and not a meeting of the HAC. He said no political issue was discussed in the meeting. 

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JCILPS blames MU VC for students missing exam, papers postponed

IT News
Expressing concerns about the students who missed today’s paper in college semester examinations, JCILPS strongly condemns Manipur University Vice Chancellor and puts the responsibility and urged to arrange another examination for the missed students.
Informing about the unfaithful matter, JCILPS student convenor Oinam Nandababu in a press meet at its office said, it is very unfortunate that even after JCILPS requested University authority yesterday to postpone the college examination for some days looking at the momentum of ILPS related agitations in the state.
On contrary to their belief, VC of Manipur University this morning announced to continue the examinations without giving a second thought, he charged. He alleged that because of such kind of irresponsible act by University Authority, a numbers of students missed their paper for which VC should take the full responsibility. It has also been learnt that the papers for the 2nd and 6th  semesters for 21st May has been rescheduled to the 16th of June according to a notification issued by Controller of Examination, Manipur University..  

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UKAL condemns sacrilegious costumes at Lai Haraoba

Laishram Ranbir
When the people of the state are coming out of streets demanding the implementation of a regulation to protect the indigenous identity of communities in the state, some Lai Haraoba Committees are trying to twist the rituals of Lai Haraoba away from the established norms and format.
In one such incident, some youths of Nambol Chingmang area participated yesterday’s Lai Lamthokpa during the ongoing Nambol Khoiriphaba Lai Haraoba by donning costumes resembling clowns and western musical instruments which are not relevant with the traditional costumes of Lai Haraoba and its rituals. Apart from it, the youths are seen dancing to the tune of western musical instruments.
Reacting to the bizarre dresses and musical instruments that were used by the youths of the area, Convenor of Umang Lai Kanba Apunba Lup (UKAL), Mutum Manitomba, said that the body had already warned the Lai Haraoba Committee of Nambol Khoiriphaba for violating the dress code and ritual activities in previous years on various counts. There has been an agreement between the Lai Committee and UKAL in this regard.
However, repeating the same mistakes of breaking the year old guidelines and norms of celebrating the most important festival of Meetei/Meitei cult again this year is highly condemnable, said the Convenor.
He also said that Nambol Khoiriphaba is one of the sacred places of Meitei/Meetei cult and breaking the year old tradition of celebrating the festival in such an important holy place is unfortunate and if such is done at Nambol Khoiriphaba Lai Haraoba what will be the situation at other places?
While appealing to all the Committees of Laiphams, the Convenor said that UKAL will convene a meeting with members of the Lai Committee and discuss the future course of actions that has to be taken up in this regard.

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Issue of Arms License to follow stricter protocol

IT News,
Ministry of Home Affairs, government of India has issued instructions for observing stricter rules while making assessment of threat perception for issuing Arms Licenses. According to a reliable source, a letter from the Home Ministry instructing for assessment of threat perception of applicants of Arms Licenses to be made by the DM/ DC in consultation with the agencies/ authorities to be made as deemed proper. The letter further clarifies that mere certification from Officer-in-Charge of Police Station concerned does not justify threat perception of the applicant and that the threat perceptions should be substantiated and report the action taken to Home Department. 

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