Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 25+ 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 Oct 18:

Former Chairman of United Liberation Front, RK Meghen and also the father-in-law of MPS Th. Brinda, today said that he didn’t support the decision of his daughter-in-law for contesting the upcoming state assembly election.
Speaking to reporters at the sideline of the 15th Death Anniversary observance at Lamyanba Sanglen today, the former leader of an armed rebel group, RK Meghen said that he had never been a part of Indian politics and will never as he believes that this politics is a failed system.
“Our politics is different from their politics, we were never a part of their politics and will never as we have been saying that this system is a failed system which fails to deliver to the people”, the former rebel leader said.
In an answer to a question in connection with Brinda going to election, Meghen said that it is her decision and he didn’t support it.

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Imphal, Oct 18:

As part of welfare activities undertaken for his kendra, CAF & PD Minister Th.Satyabrata today inaugurated a community hall at Khongman Mangjil within Yaiskul AC. The community hall was constructed under the initiative of the Khongman Mangjil Development Committee.
Speaking at the occasion, Minister Satyabrata said that he appreciated the roles and responsibilities taken by the deceased elders whose efforts made the construction of the community hall possible today. There was a slight conflict regarding the location of the community hall prior to its construction. I give sole credit to the Development Committee for completion of the hall. I will try to include a kitchen part or washing basins in the hall. I will also try to fill up other requirements in the community hall like fans etc. in the future, he also stated.The Minister also assured that he understands the problems faced by the people of his Kendra when the locality is affected by frequent rains. We would try to construct drains needed to solve the problem with the support of the people, he stated.
Minister Th.Satyabrata also assured that his aim in entering politics is to carry out some remarkable and memorable developmental activities for Yaiskul Kendra. “The state and situation of Manipur today is quite different and much changed than it was earlier some 4 years ago. Solving of bandh-blockade issue takes effort, time and critical thought process. These problems have been amicably solved or minimised under the able leadership of our present Chief Minister,” he said.
“The BJP Government at the centre and the state is quite kind and considerate to us as it has appointed Sharda Adhikarimayum as the state unit President, Leishemba Sanajaoba as Rajya Sabha member and myself as a state Cabinet Minister, all from Yaiskul Kendra,” Minister Satyabrata assured. He also appealed everyone present at the gathering to support the present Government as it works for the welfare of the people.” I will also try my best and perform well for the service of the community and people of the state to build a better Manipur. We, the Government seeks the co-operation and support of the people to perform its duties effectively.”
Former corporator Ward Number 18, Yaiskul AC, Inunganbi Laimayum Devi highlighting the achievements of the present BJP Governmnent, said that blockades are stopped within 15 days, naming of Mount Herriet, Andaman to Mount Manipur and 2017 warships INS Imphall and Bir Tikendrajit Road during L.K.Advani’s time. The Narendra Modi Government has introduced various schemes like the Nari Shakti for women empowerment, Ujwala gas connection to eradicate poverty,Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao and Ayushman Bharat, she also said. The state Government has also launched the Chief Minister Hakshelgi Tengbang for looking after the health needs of Manipur by providing financial assistance. Yaiskul MLA and Labour Minister Th.Satyabrata is a kind man with good nature who is really concerned about the development and welfare of his locality. He has undertaken construction of roads and other activities like facilities for making water reach the unreached areas of Yaiskul Kendra ever since he came to power, she also lauded. The community hall at Khongman Mangjil will be very much beneficial to people belonging to Booth number 25 and 26 of Yaiskul AC, she elaborated.
The dignitaries of the function paid floral tributes to the photos of deceased elders - R.K.Irabot Sana, Huidrom Thambalngou Singh and Langoljam Shamu Singh who made special contribution to the construction of the community hall during their life time.
An office of the BJP, Ward number 18, Yaiskul Mandal was also inaugurated today.
Member IMC R.K.Manorama Devi, Secretary Khongman Mangjil Development Committee L.Priyokumar Singh, other members of the Committee and locals of Yaiskul AC were present during the function.

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Imphal, Oct 17: 

Expressing deep appreciation and gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and other Central leaders over the renaming of ‘Mount Harriet’ at Kalapani in Andaman and Nicobar Islands to ‘Mount Manipur’, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that it is indeed a proud moment for the people of Manipur that the Central government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been giving special attention to the State.
Speaking to media persons at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today, N. Biren Singh said that after the announcement of renaming of ‘Mount Harriet’ to ‘Mount Manipur’ by Union Home Minister Amit Shah yesterday at Port Blair, the people of Manipur are overwhelmed with joy and happiness. He stressed that Amit Shah also paid rich tribute to Maharaj Kulachandra and 22 other martyrs of Anglo-Manipur War 1891 who were exiled and jailed in Kalapani after the Britishers witnessed their great courage, spirit and love for their motherland. On behalf of the people of Manipur and government, the Chief Minister expressed his happiness and gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and all the Cabinet Ministers at the Centre for such a priceless gift to the people of Manipur.
N. Biren further stressed that the people of State are overwhelmed with joy by the words of Amit Shah for giving so much of respect and honour to our forefathers and freedom fighters of Manipur. He mentioned that the Union Home Minister also praised the valour and selfless sacrifice of our forefathers who fought valiantly against mighty British forces knowing that they would be defeated. Amit Shah also recognised the then political status of Manipur and mentioned that Manipur had its own written Constitution before it merged to the Indian Union, he added.
The Chief Minister announced that a candle lighting celebration will be held today across the State so as to show our deep appreciation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and all the Central leaders.
Maintaining that historical facts can never be distorted, N. Biren Singh said that some vested groups are attempting to distort the history of Manipur. He appealed to all concerned to stop such ill practice immediately as it could hurt the sentiments of other communities and affect the integrity of the State. 
It may be noted that Amit Shah made the announcement on Saturday, as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, while addressing a public rally at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in honour to the freedom fighters from Manipur. He also added that the Central government would assist the Manipur government in establishing a memorial site at Mount Manipur.
Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar Singh, Minister for Education S. Rajen Singh, Minister for Agriculture O. Lukhoi, Minister for CAF&PD Th. Satyabrata and others were present during the press conference. 

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Imphal, Oct 17:

Something fishy smells in the selection process of candidates for Ph.D. programme for session 2021 at the Department of Teacher Education in Manipur University.
Report says that the Manipur University authority still is not declaring the name of the selected candidates even after the Qualifying Entrance Test (QET) and Viva Voce was completed around 2 months back. What takes so long for the University authority in declaring the result, is a question raised from various sections keeping an eye to Manipur University.
A total of 35 candidates appeared for the Ph.D programme at which 13 appeared for the QET. The remaining numbers are candidates who have been exempted from the QET and appeared the Viva voce. Notification for the selection test was issued on August 11, 2021 and the QET was conducted on August 18, 2021. Those who cleared the QET along with candidates who applied for the Ph.D programme went for the Viva Voce on August 20 and 21. It is October 17 today and the result of the Viva Voce has not been declared till date. Generally, the declaration of results for the selection test takes only around 2 to 3 days and no one knows why the Manipur University authority is taking too long to declaration of this selection test.

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