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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Former MP of Outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituency Kim Gangte today slammed the Okram Ibobi led Congress government for the present crisis in the state.
“Development and peace is a signed of good governance but the total breakdown of the law and order situation in the state showed that the government is incapable of handling the situation”, said Kim Gangte at his resistance of Langol today.
 She said that when Manipur was an independent kingdom, the then king of those times personally visited at any interior parts of the erstwhile kingdom to take stock of the condition of his people. However, at least 9 people have been died in public agitation at Churachandpur district and till today the Chief Minister or any of the cabinet ministers had never gone to the district and share the pains of the people of the area, she added.
“The way that the government runs today under the Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh shows that the government is for the Valley region only”, Kim Gangte said.
Gangte also strongly reacted and condemn the recent remark of MLA N. Biren at which he had stated that the present uprising is being instigated by rebel group presently ensuing in Suspension of operation with the government of India and Manipur.
She added that such irresponsible comment shows his lack of deep analysis.
“A leader should not speak such comment in such critical situation and she further added that such statement will not bring any solution but would be pouring of fuel to the burning fire.
She further added that during the time of formation of JCILPS the Kukis or the Naga had never been consulted . If there was a deep consultation or discussion about the needed of ILPS between the various communities of the state in the wake of the Indian Look East Policy and introduction of Railway like the present crisis would never had happen.
Regarding the cut years for sorting out of the non Manipur people as 1951 , Kim Gangte said that those in the interior part of Hill district were never covered by the census of the time. Above all those living together at Kabaw valley before it has given to Burma had to take shelter in the state. Kim Gangte question about the fate of those people from Kabaw Valley who had settled in the state.

Sunday, 13 September 2015 18:49

Lanna Thouram of Robinhood held

Family members, Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System Students’ Wing and Joint Students Union of Government Higher Secondary School Students’ Union have jointly performed the Lanna Thouram of Sapam Robinhood today at Ema Khunthokhanbi Shanglen.
The programme started at around 10 am with Pena Sheishak followed by Meetei Laishon, Hindu Laishon, Kabui Laishon, Christian Laishon and Meetei-Pangal Laishon. Meetei Eshei and Lanna Thouram will be held in the afternoon after 12.05.
Thousands of well wishers and students from different parts of the state attended the Lanna Thouram of Robinhood, who was killed by state security forces on July 8. People also paid floral tribute to the photo of Robinhood, who was proclaimed as ILPS Khongjang gi Lamjing Meira.

Sunday, 13 September 2015 18:48

Guardians begs for students

Guardians of 320 CBSE students who were approved by the state cabinet to appear in the Council of Higher Secondary School has been denied of appearing the exam by the Controller of the Council identified as Kiran on the ground that the registration date for appearing the exam has already been over. The last date of registration was September 9 this year. Speaking to the media person at the press club, Megachandra, a guardian, said that the students who were approved for appearing in the upcoming 11 class examination could not submit the registration due to the prolong agitations and bandh for ILPS. He said the state cabinet had alreading allowed them to appear in  the coming exam.
“Controller of the Council, Kiran, had objected the cabinet order and rejected these 320 students from getting register for their 11 exam as the last date of the registration was on 9th September 2015” said Meghachandra.
If the students were not allowed to appear in the examination they had to once more lost another year.

Uripok Kanchup Road Auto Rickshaw Owners and Drivers Co-operativ Society Ltd. Strongly opposed the construction of club building at Uripok Chakrikom parking area.
In a press meet held today at Manipur Press Club, local club representatives of Uripok area supported the Auto Rickshaw owner objection to the construction of club building for Imphal Sporting Club as they had not been consulted before the construction of the club. 
Uripok Chakrikom area has been provided as parking space for auto rickshaw by an order of D.C Imphal West in 1994. The parking space was suddenly occupied by Imphal Sporting Club and started constructing their club building during ILP movement without giving any information to the local people.
Speaking to the media persons, A Mokundro Singh, Chairperson, Uripok United Club, Ahongsangbam Pholem, Spokeperson, Uripok People Society and Heikham Basanta, representative of United Friends Library Club, Lamboi Khongnangkhong said that some vested interested persons had started occupying the land when the ILP agitation had freezes normal life in Imphal area by series of agitations and bandh. The people also started constructing the club building at the time to the allotted space for auto parking.

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