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, Jan. 24:

The long-pending demand of the DM College of Arts Teachers’ Forum has finally come to an end after the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. N. Rajmuhon and the Registrar of the Dhanamanjuri University had recognized the sacrifices and services of the teachers of DM University since April 6, 2018 and thereafter as original teachers of the university.
A memorandum of understanding in the regard has been signed between the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. N. Rajmuhon and the President of DM College of Arts Teachers’ forum and the DM COSTA today.
“We appreciate and acknowledge the initiative of the VC and the Registrar for recognizing the sacrifices and services of the teachers of DM University since April 6, 2018 and thereafter as original teachers of the university. The teachers shall resume their respective PG teaching immediately.” A statement by BS Sharma, President, DM College of Arts Teachers’ forum said.
The MoU signed today for placing in the Syndicate on or before 5th February, 2022 are as follows:
1. Teachers of the constituent colleges in the subject departments running Post Graduate (PG) Programmes are recognised to have been in continuous engagement of taking their respective DMU PG Classes together with all other allied responsibilities since April 6, 2018 an in succession thereafter.
2. The same teachers (under para 1), unless otherwise opted, shall continue to run the new DMU PG Session 2022 or the current in session 3rd Semesters or both, as the case may be, for the eventual formation of regular DMU PG Departments.
3. The experience of such teachers for such duty shall be officially recorded and taken into account as a factor of qualification to be duty reckoned with for any relevant position whatsoever within the DMU system (or without) in the future.
4. The teachers (as mentioned in para 1) shall be given the first preference of position and post as original teachers in their respective regular PG departments, though under due process and by application of relevant regulations.
5. The power of the University as vested in the office of the Vice-Chancellor within the legitimate sphere of the DMU Act shall be exercised at the earliest/by the 5th February, 2022 to invoke the authority of the Syndicate as mentioned in Section 21(2) of the Dhanamanjuri University Act, 2017 and in specific regard to contextually effective interpretation of the ‘existing teachers’ as meaning the working teachers of the constituent colleges (including utilized teachers) by amending the statute no. 30 of the Dhanamanjuri University Act, 2017.

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Imphal, Jan 24:

Param Poojaniya Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Dr. Mohan Bhagwat has honoured the descendants of Anglo-Manipuri war heroes on Sunday during a book release function held at Rajarshi Bhagyachandra Skill Development Centre (RBSDC), Haraorou under Imphal East.
While stating that it is a proud moment for all Indians that our forefathers have fought and sacrificed their lives for the cause of freedom, the Sarsanghchalak of RSS honored the descendants of the war heroes with a memento and a shawl.
The country has completed 75 years of independence because of the sacrifices made by our forefathers. Many Manipuris have participated in the freedom struggle and some of them were sentenced to death, even Maharaja Kulchandra Singh of Manipur with 22 others were sent to Kalapani. The people of Manipur have also contributed the same as other states do in the freedom struggle of the country and it should be made known to all, Mohan Bhagwat said.
India is not based on religion but on dharma; the freedom fighters not only fought for freedom, but they also fought for dharma. The sacrificing spirit of our forefathers is in our blood and their contribution makes the whole country strong. Making India a material and spiritually prosperous nation would be our befitting tribute to them. But, to lead the world as vishwaguru we need to change our strategy, said the Sarsanghchalak of RSS while taking the dedication of Israelis from their effort to establish Israel as a nation to becoming a global power as an example.
Manipur has been a contributor to the life of India since the Mahabharata period. Today’s generation also makes the same contribution by taking inspiration from those heroes. We should get such a whole of India upliftment through our actions, Mohan Bhagwat said while urging to translate the book into Manipuri and other Indian languages so that everyone can read and understand the contribution of Manipur in the freedom struggle.
The book entitled ‘Unsung Anglo-Manipuri War Heroes at Kalapani’was released by the RSS Sarsanghchalak and Maharaj of Manipur, LeishembaSanajaoba, who is also the Member of Rajya Sabha.
Earlier in the morning at RBSDC, the Sarsanghchalak led a floral tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary on the third day of his four-day visit to Manipur.
Co-author of the book, Hanjabam Sukhdev Sharma said that even in difficult times the war heroes of Manipur protested against the food provided for them while they were imprisoned at Mount Manipur (earlier Mount Harriet) as the food was against the Vaishnavite culture. They cook their own food and continue to survive with strong Vaishnavism.
When the Manipuri war heroes were not allowed to return home, they decided to rest till their last breath at holy pilgrimages like Nabadwip, Radha Kund and Vrindavan. Maharaja Bhagyachandra died at Nabadwip, while Maharaja Kullachandra died at Radha Kund, Sukhdev Sharma said while urging the government to preserve and promote the heritage.

Monday, 24 January 2022 17:08

NPP announces 1st list of 20 candidates

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Imphal, Jan 24:

The Election Management Committee of the Nationalist People’s Party (NPP) today announces the first list of 20 candidates for contesting the upcoming State Assembly Election scheduled to hold in two-phase. Below is the list of candidates contesting in 20 Assembly constituencies –
Laitonjam Jayananda for 3-Khurai Assembly Constituency, Sheikh Noorul Hassan for 4-Kshetrigao, Alhaj Mohd. Nasiruddin Khan for 6-Keirao AC, Yumnam Joykumar for 10-Uripok AC, L. Jayantakumar for 12-Keishamthong AC, Oinam Romen for 13-Singhjamei AC, Huidrom Vikramjit for 14-Yaiskul AC, W (O) Sumati Devi for 17-Lamshang AC, K. Sarat Singh for 18-Konthoujam AC, Karam Nabakishor Singh for 20-Langthabal AC, Kh. Loken Singh for 22-Wangoi AC, U. Ramesh Singh for 23-Mayang Imphal AC, I. (O) Nalini Devi for 25-Oinam AC, Th. Shanti Singh for 27-Moirang AC, N. Diten Singh for 33-Heirok AC, Usham Manglem Singh for 34-Wangjing Tentha AC, M. Ranjit Singh for 36-Wabagai AC, Maibam Dhanabir Singh for 38-Hiyanglam AC, Lunkhopao (Apao) for 41-Chandel AC, N. Kayisii for 49-Tadubi AC.

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Kakching, Jan. 24:

Supporters of BJP MLA Mayanglambam Rameshwar, who replaced the Congress MLA Y. Suchandra after his election was declared null and void by the High Court of Manipur in November 2020, staged a protest against the entry of former Congress MLA and warns serious consequences if Y. Surchandra has been allotted BJP ticket to contest the upcoming state assembly election.
The BJP workers and supporters of MLA Mayanglambam Rameshwar staged the protest against any attempt to nominate Y. Surchandra as BJP candidate from Kakching Assembly constituency today at different wards of Kakching Assembly constituency. Placards protesting granting of BJP ticket to Y. Surchandra were used by the protest at Polling No. 37/32, Sora Ching Mamang, Kakching ward No. 6, Polling No. 37/14, 15 Moirangthem leikai.
The protestors, who are supporters of BJP MLA Mayanglambam Rameshwar alleged the former Congress MLA for his involvement in criminal cases.
A supporter told media persons that they cannot accept the entry of the Former Congress MLA Y. Surchandra who has been alleged of committing several crimes.
“We have been working with MLA Mayanglambam Rameshwar as we trust the value base politics of the BJP”, a protestor said.
The protestor said that BJP party ticket should be given to MLA Mayanglambam Rameshwar for contesting in the upcoming election.
Earlier too, supporters of MLA Mayanglambam Rameshwar had staged a similar protest at Sora 37/31, Kakching Wairi Ward no. 1 and Polling Station 4 of Pallel.
Mention may be made that Y. Surchandra joined the BJP along with lone TMC MLA Robindro on Jan 20. Both were given a rousing welcome by the Central and state leaders of the BJP.

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