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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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MLA Th. Shyamkumar disqualified from the membership of Manipur Legislative Assembly

IT News
Imphal, March 28

Speaker’s Tribunal of the Manipur Legislative Assembly today disqualified MLA Thaonaojam Shyamkumar from the membership of State Legislative assembly for defecting his parent political party.
Th. SHyamkumar had defected from the Congress to the BJP after Assembly elections in Manipur in 2017, which he had contested as a Congress candidate. The Congress had won 28 seats in the elections and the BJP got 21. However, the BJP allied with National People’s Party to form a government, and Singh joined them. He was made the minister of forest and environment.
The Congress filed an application of disqualification against him but Khemchand did not take any action, after which a writ petition was filed. Singh was also suspended from the party for six years.
On March 18, the Supreme Court had barred Singh from entering the Legislative Assembly, and ruled that he would cease to be a minister immediately. The order was passed after the top court noted that despite its direction to the Manipur Speaker in January to decide on the 13 disqualification petitions pending against Singh within four weeks, no such decision had been taken.
“It is established beyond doubt that the respondent had voluntarily given up the membership of the Indian National Congress,” the order passed by the Speaker said on Saturday. “Hence, this tribunal came to the conclusion that the respondent had clearly violated the provision of the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution of India and is liable to be punished as per the provision of the Constitution to uphold the dignity of democracy and the mandate of the people”.
The Congress welcomed the disqualification. “Nobody can go against our Indian Constitution,” party MLA K Meghachandra said. “Protecting the Constitution is respecting democracy. I welcome the justice delivered by the Speaker but it is too late as it has already affected the democratic rights of the people.”
Ahead of the Speaker’s decision, Singh had tendered his resignation on Thursday.

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At Keishamthong AC Ward No. 13 only those in the voter list gets 4 Kg of rice

IT News
Imphal, March 28

Unlike in Thangmeiband AC, not all people of Ward. No. 13 of Keishamthong Assembly Constituency get not even 5 kg of rice. Only those in the voter list gets 4 Kg of rice m by deducting 1 Kg which should be provided. Those who are not in the voter list have to spend hungry without food as they have not been provided the rice assured by the government. Those people who are under 18 years of age residing at the wards are supposed to live without rice at this time of crisis.

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In Thangmeiband AC local club to start distribution of Rice and dal to all family members at free of cost

IT News
Imphal, March 28

At a time when people are facing extraordinary situation, some MLAs of course come up with to make sure that people of his or her constituencies face no difficulties in getting food. When there are criticism over partial distribution of rice at some of the places, MLA Joykishan of Thangmeiband Assembly constituency had assured to distribute 5 kg of rice and 1 kg of Dal to each persons in Thangmeiband AC. Rice and Dal of those people who have no cards will be bear from his pocket.
The distribution of the rice will begin from April 1 from 7 am by the Thangmeiband Kendra Development Organisation (TAKDO) association with the Thangmeiband United Club (TUC).
People of Thangmeiband area can contact , 7005145937; 9774199861; 8131919299; 8787712480; 9862100990; 9383237854; 9366254260 and 7005143153.

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3students’ bodies urge Chief Minister to introduce online learning for students; submits memorandum

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Imphal, March 28

Three students’ bodies of the state – the All Nga Students’ Association Manipur (ANSAM), Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Sinpanglup (AIMS) and the Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM), have urged the Chief Minister of Manipur to introduce online learning for students in colleges and Universities and also drew attention on the need for introduction of teaching learning process for children.
A memorandum signed by the representatives of the three students’ bodies has been submitted to the Chief Minister today afternoon.
In the memorandum, it is stated that the University Grant Commission also advice the teachers and students to utilize the time productivity by engaging in On-line learning while maintaining social distance and staying in the confined home/hostels as we are combating Covid 19.
The memorandum showing concern about the need for continuation of teaching learning process stated that in order to improve the teaching-learning process for kids, which is specially necessary for small kids who are not attending schools as all schools are closed due to the lock-down. The proposal is not only for the specific lock-down period but should be a continuing process. For small kids . it is not only the school which can impart knowledge and skill but many including life skills are learnt from home and locality.
The memorandum also suggested to use variety of technologies including Cable TV by developing expert team.

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