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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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CM announces cash awards for fish farmers

Imphal, Oct 19: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today said that the fishery department of the state government will award Rs. One lakh for the best fish farmers who produce largest quantity of fish in the upcoming Ningol Chakkouba festival. Second best producer will be awarded  a sum of rupees 70 thounsand and the third best fish producer will be awarded a sum rupees 60 thousands. Besides cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- will also be awarded to those fish farmers who produce indigenous fishes.
This is being announced by the chief minister to encourage the fish farmers of the state.
The Chief Minister further said that due to frequent flood there may be shortage of fish in the upcoming Ningol Chakkouba festival. Inorder to encourage fish traders the govt. will bear transportation charges of the fish N. Biren added.

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Manipur State Solid Waste Management plan shut down as contractors and workers protest

Impahl, Oct 19: Contractors who were allotted works for construction of infrastructures of the Manipur State Solid Waste Management, Lamdeng in Imphal West along with the workers today shut down the main gate of the compound in protest against non clearance of their pending dues.
One K Naobi, a worker said that the infrastructure of the solid waste management plan started construction from 2009 and completed in the year 2014. After the construction work had been completed the work of the solid waste management plan was handed over to a private firm. However, pending dues for the construction has not been cleared on the ground that government have no fund.
“In 2014 the  officials of PDA and MAHUD Department of Manipur Government handed over the management of the project to a private firm but till today the pending dues of the workers and the contractors have not been cleared on the ground that center has not released any fund”, Naobi said.
He further added that we have work for four years without getting any fees despite the fact that we have to run our families.
The workers threatened to close down the project until their pending dues are not cleared.
Following the agitation garbage collectors of the Imphal city have been facing lot of problem as they were not allowed to dump the collection at the site.

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Assam Rifles distributes solar lights

Imphal, Oct. 19: 17 Assam Rifles of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) distributed 12 solar lights to the people of village Bungdung, Kasong, Kamjong district.
The provision and installation of solar lights was attended by the Head Man and 10 prominent village representatives. The village has no source of electricity and has been facing problems since decades due to lack of connectivity and power supply. The program was followed by interaction with village authorities for cooperation between civil and Assam Rifles authorities. The villagers lauded the initiative of 17 Assam Rifles and their concern and efforts to provide the village with source of light which had been in dark for decades.

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ZP, Pradhans and Ward Members of Khangabok AC Joint BJP

Thoubal, Oct.19: BJP Khangabok Mandal felicitated the successful Zilla Parishad member, Pradhan and ward members, under Khangabok AC, in the 5th General Panchayatelection at the M/s Th Sorojini Filling Station, Khangabok on Wednesday.
Zilla Parishad member Kh Rajmohon Smgh, Pradhans including N.Mala Devi of Khangabok part-I, S.Opendra Singh of Khangabok part-II, M.Leishanu Devi of Khangabok part-III and Md Zakir of Sangaiyumpham part-I along with 40 ward members were welcomed at the event.
BJP Manipur Pradesh former vice-president Th Jadumani, BJP Khangabok Mandal president L Tomba Khuman, BJP Khangabok Mandal vice-president M.Rameshwor Singh, Chonjon Singh and Pratinidhi M Gouramhon Singh attended the function as Presidium members.
Speaking at the function Th Jaduman lauded the successful Zilla Parishad members, Pradhans and ward members for joining BJP while adding that they would bring the initiatives and schemes of the BJP Government at the grassroots level.

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