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Jeet Akoijam

Jeet Akoijam, Resident Editor of Imphal Times hails from Singjamei Liwa Road. Has been with Imphal Times since its start. A National level Rugby player and  a regular Trekker and Nature Lover, loves spending time in lap of Mother Nature. Jeet is the father of two lovely kids. Jeet can be contacted at [email protected]

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One Day Awareness Programme on Schemes/Programmes Implemented by Government

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Imphal,April 27,

One day awareness programme on “Schemes/Programmes Implemented by Government for the Welfare of Minorities in Manipur” organised by Manipur State Minorities Commission was held today at Harvest of Jubilee Church, Patsoi, Imphal West.
Addressing key note to the media by Secy.Manipur State Minorities Commission, Abdul Hakim said that the minority people should take the opportunities of the various welfare schemes of the Central government. .
He said that different types of schemes are implemented by the state and central government. Educational scheme such as Pre-matric scholarship that provide scholarship from class 1 to 10, Post matric scholarship that provide upto rupees 5lakhs to the students for higher studies and should have the annual income of rupees 2 lakhs, Merit cum base scholarship which provide to the students on low interest.
He added that the Ministry of Minorities and Affairs also started a scheme on skill development namely Sikho aur kamaowo which provide to the students after class 10.
Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts for Development(USTTAD) scheme also launched by the government to enhance the traditions and arts, he added.
Various schemes such as Nayi Manjil scheme for handloom and handicraft, Women empowerment schemes for women to have power on leadership quality and Area Development scheme for minorities to monitor themselves in education and development, he added.

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TSA demands stringent actions against perpetrators of School burning case

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Imphal, April 27,

The Thadou Students’ Association, General Headquarters (TSA-GHQ) in a statement urged the government to take up stringent action to all those responsible in the burning of the St. Joseph School, Sugnu on the evening of April 25.
“Such barbaric, shocking and reprehensible incident should be condemned by all right thinking citizens and all responsible should be brought to justice at the earliest and the State government must take stringent actions against them”, the statement said.
It further said that the forced closure of the school by some vested interest persons and subsequent burning down of the school is truly diabolic and a great loss to the students and the community as a whole.
“If at all any individual or organization had any legitimate grievances or disputes with the school authority for whatever reasons, the matter should have been taken up with a competent authority or the law court, but forcibly closing or burning down the school as a show of anger or power is a total madness that would not at all bring a solution in any manner”, the TSA said.
TSA also appealed the people to stick together to rebuild the great school and make it possible for the school to resume as soon as possible in the larger interest of the students.

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Compensation to Bilkis Bano: Popular Front hails Supreme Court order

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Imphal, April 25,

Popular Front of India has hailed the Supreme Court order directing the Gujarat government to pay compensation of Rs 50 lakhs and government job to Balkis Bano.   Chairman E Abubacker stated that the court order is a slap on the ugly faces of BJP top brass who were in power in Gujarat during the dreadful days of anti-Muslim riots in 2002.
The court has also directed the Gujarat Government to provide Bilkis a government job.  Bilkis was 21 years old and pregnant when she was gang-raped and her family members including her three year old child was mob lynched. The SC also directed the Government to provide her accommodation at a place of her choice, after noting that she had been living a nomadic life since 2002.  The court has rejected the stand taken by Gujarat government that it has taken appropriate measures including action on guilty police officers and the offer of Rs. 5 lakh to the victim.
BJP leaders including Narendra Modi and Amit Shah who were at the helm of state affairs in Gujarat at that time must get ashamed and make a public apology at least now in the light of the strong signal of Supreme Court against blatant misuse of power and discrimination. E Abubacker hoped that the latest exposure of the true face of RSS-BJP politics will serve a reminder for the people in the context of the ongoing elections to Indian parliament.

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KEDO completes 12 years; observed foundation day

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Imphal, April 20,

Kanglei Economic Development Organisation (KEDO) today observed 12th Foundation Day as it completes 12 years today.
The organization is a body of educated but unemployed youth who believe in work culture as the only means to progress towards development.
Vice Chancellor of the Central Agricultural University, Dr. H. Premjit Singh while appreciating the spirit of the members of KEDO said that he will provide all assistant from the University for Improvement of the members of KEDO. He said that he is ready to provide training on poultry and agriculture farming to make the members self sustain economically.  
Manitomba, President of KEDO, while talking to media persons said that KEDO’s aim is to built a work force of the state.

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