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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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Bandh against killing of Diamond affects life at Singjamei

 Large number protestors today came out to the street of Singjamei Kshetri leikai and blocked all roads at the area. Almost all shops and business establishment at Singjamei area remains shuts during the protest today. The irate locals later storm at Khongman Zone 2 site and vandalized the house of the Hidangmayum Amujao Singh, where the dead body of RK Diamond of Singjamei Kshtri Leikai was found dead.

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MPCC celebrates 124th Birth Anniversary of Dr. BR Ambedkar

Manipur Pradesh Congess Party today celebrated the 124th Birth Anniversary of Dr. BR Ambedkar at Congress Bhavan, BT road Imphal. Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam and other leaders of the Congress party attended the anniversary function as dignitaries. Speaking on the occasion Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh stressed on the roles of Dr. BR Ambedkar in building a strong Indian Nation. Deputy Home Minister Gaikhangam recalled on the life of Dr. BR Ambedkar and appealed the people to follow the path of Dr. Ambedkar. 

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Villager smiles with govt. SMILE programme

Siamchinthang Tangpua
The SMILE programme in Manipur initially was an alternate Education Programme for the youth on social and political realities and developmental issues, but the component of increasing opportunities for youth employability has been added from the second phase.
“I worked as a daily wage labourer and strived hard to make a decent living. I have had an opportunity to enhance my skill in a training programme organised by IGSSS at Diputy Commisioner Conference Hall, Churachandpur. The timings were flexible and I could attend the classes conveniently. My hard work paid off when I was selected by the Social Welfare Department , Churachandpur as a potential worker for
Anganwadi Worker” said Mrs Muanching from Singngat Assembly Constituency.
In Churachandpur, IGSSS mobilised the youth for employment and self employment through interface with relevant stakeholders.

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Maoist Manipur supporters boycott Modi’s visit at Canada; protest staged at Toronto

A press communiqué of Maoist Communist Party, Manipur today said that its Comrade in Canada had staged protest rally boycotting the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state. The press communiqué said that the protest rally was staged at around 4 am of April 16, Indian Standard Time, at Ricoh Coliseum Entrance (45 Manitoba Drive)  Exhibition Place, Toronto. The place is just opposite to the venue where Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived. The protest rally was organised by International Campaign against War on the People of India, Toronto . The slogan displayed during today’s protest are Repeal the AFSPA and Free Manipur!, Stop Operation Green Hunt and the war on the people of India, Victory to the Communist Party of India (Maoist) and Victory to Maoist Communist Party of Manipur. The Maoist statement further said that various representatives of Sikh community, and representatives Kashmiri people attended the protest rally.
The statement further added that the Modi’s regime is carrying out a war on the people of India, Operation Green Hunt, in order to cleanse the Indian interior of those undesirables, many of whom are organized with the Communist Party of India (Maoist) and fighting back, that are in the way of resource extraction.
Instituting the Armed Forces Special Powers Act [AFSPA], a relic of the colonial period that provides Indian security forces with the power to do anything without warrant or legal sanction, the Modi regime is not only pursuing Operation Green Hunt but has been carrying out brutal activities in Manipur, slaughtering up to eight thousand nine hundred and eighty-three Indigenous peoples of Manipur, the statement added.

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