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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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NSF expresses strong resentment on RN Ravi’s dual role

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Imphal, Oct 24

The Naga Students Federation (NSF) has expressed strong resentment against R N Ravi alleging him of playing as the GOI interlocutor as well as the Governor of Nagaland. A memorandum in the regard had been submitted to the Prime Minister of India.

The students’ body said R N Ravi has been indulging in rhetoric words and practices which has resulted in much chaos and confusion in the Naga society.

“It has come to light through various sources and media houses that the Indian interlocutor has been adopting the practice of twisting and misinterpreting the words enshrined in the historic framework agreement against agreed terms and principles to suit his political overlords. Such a practice is inimical to the unique history and legitimate rights of the Naga people. It has also become crystal clear to the Naga people that GOI is approaching the peace process from a bureaucratic lens which is leading to the misinterpretation of competencies that has been mutually worked out so far between the entities. 

The statement further said that the Indo-Naga peace process has been ongoing since the last 22 years making much progress. However, the recent development wherein the GOI interlocutor has been resorting to imposing a deadline of 31st October’ 19 upon the Naga negotiating team is against the universally accepted principle of a peaceful and mutually agreed negotiation.

“No honorable solution can be brought about if one of the teams to the negotiation starts to throw their weight around and tries to impose the same upon the opposite party” it added.

While stating that the NSCN and GOI entered into second ceasefire on 1st August, 1997; with the initiatives for a peaceful resolution to the indo-Naga conflict, the NSF statement said that the present political dialogues between the Government of India and NSCN representing the Naga people are a) without any pre-condition b) at the highest level and c) in third countries.

On June 14, 2001 in Bangkok it was re-affirmed that the ceasefire agreement is between the Government of India and NSCN as two entities without territorial limits. The process was further strengthened on 11th July, 2002, the then Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee declared recognition of the ‘unique history and situation of the Nagas’ by the GOI and later by signing FA in 2015.

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Students exposed to scientific ideas and innovations

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Imphal, Oct 23

Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (ISBD), an autonomous Institute of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, organised an Open Day and Science Exposition today at its Takyelpat campus on the theme “Risen India-Research, Innovation and Science Empowering the Nation”. The Open Day and Science Exposition is being organised as a lead up to the India International Science Festival (IISF) 2019 being held at Kolkata 5-8 November 2019. The objective of the programme is to engage the public with science and celebrate the joy of science and show the ways how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) provide us with the solutions to improve our lives.

The programme was formally opened by the Director of the Institute, Dr.Ajay Parida and mentioned that science and technology have immense potential for improving quality of life and solving several emerging problems faced by the society. More than 500 hundred college and school teachers and students from different districts of Manipur visited the institute during the programme. The students were exposed to various advanced instruments and facilities available in the institute. The ISBD scientists briefed the students on the ongoing activities related to bioresources and livelihoods.

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Naga Students Federation prepares to fight back door appointments

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Kohima, Oct 22

The Naga Students Federation (NSF) is all set to fight against the rampant back door appointments at various government departments in Nagaland.
A statement by the media cell of NSF sad that The Naga Students Federation as the conscience keeper of the Naga Students and youth has taken it upon our shoulder to fight against this ever pervasive malaise and reign in the better days for the Naga students and youth. The NSF (hereinafter ‘the Federation’, in this noble pursuit submitted a memorandum to the  Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphui Rio on  11th June 2019 urging his government to set up a committee which will work out the modalities for setting-up of Staff Selection Board (SSB) in the state within two months time.
“Rampant practices of back-door appointments and other undesirable practices been adopted by those in the seat of power during the recruitment process to various government jobs threatens to throw the future of the educated Naga youths in the state of Nagaland into disarray. Meritocracy has been living its dark days in the state, counting very little of the efforts and sacrifices been made by the students to secure a future for themselves and the society at large.  This situation needs to be remedied without further delay lest posterity holds us accountable for having done little or nothing to right this monstrous wrong”, the statement said.
The NSF also issue and ultimatum to the government of Nagaland on August 21, 2019 with the following charter of demands which were in addition to the federation’s long pending demand for setting up of SSB:
1) Issue notification banning all recruitment to ‘group c’ posts until the implementation of SSB in the state.
2) Issue notification for scrapping down of all departmental exams for recruitment to ‘Group C’ posts.
3) Setting up of SSB and that all existing vacancies be filled through open recruitment.
The federation’s draft policy and modalities in tune with the already implemented states was also submitted to the government for ready reference and implementation thereafter.
The Federation, appealed to the government to comply to these demands within a period of 1 (one) month. The representation also clearly stated that the NSF shall be compelled to take up befitting actions in the interest of the students community had the government chose to refrain from taking up the issue in earnest.
“More than a month had elapsed since that ultimatum was placed before the authority concern for their consideration and positive action thereafter. However, the Federation regrets to inform each one of you that we’ve not been able to make much headway in our pursuit as the state government has not been forthcoming to hammer out a solution in tune with the aspirations of the Naga students and youths”, it added.
This uneasy impasse created by the failure of the state government to heed to the collective desire of the Naga youths and students has now compelled the Federation to register our resentment against the state government through a series of democratic mass based protest. The NSF says details of the protest shall be made public in days to come.
The NSF appealed to all the right thinking Naga citizens to come forward and lend your support towards the federation as we take forth our fight against the evils within the government set-up which has been responsible for obscuring the future and spoiling the lives of countless students and youths.
The federation also appealed to all youths to take ownership of righteous cause and be relentless in our collective pursuit to tell the state government that the Naga youths and students shall no longer accept practices that are responsible for the stunted growth of our Naga society.
The Federation shall not waiver until the desired result is achieved and we appeal to each one of you to walk together with us throughout this journey.

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Thousands throng to Ukhrul to witness live performance of Extreme

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Imphal, Oct 19

Meanwhile, American rock band Extreme is all set to perform at the  ShiRock festival which is being organised as a part of the Shirui Lily festival. The already crowded Ukhrul district headquarter is reportedly facing trouble with the number of visitors raising unexpectedly today evening.

 Gary Cherone and lead guitarist and founding member Nuno Bettencourt are today the talk of Ukhrul town and people are eagerly waiting to witness their performance .

Many fans from various parts of the country had already arrived to watch the band perform at decorated Bakshi ground in Ukhrul.

Over two dozen rock bands are competing for the coveted title ‘Shirock 2019’, which carries a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and the voice – the solo hunt for the individual prize competition.

On the opening day of ShiRock on Wednesday night, popular Scottish hard rock veterans Nazareth captivated thousands of rock music lovers for nearly two hours during their debut performance in Manipur.

The fifty-one-year-old rock band took the stage around 8.30 pm with a new number along with their evergreen ‘Shot me down’ etc as their opening track with Carl Sentance as lead vocalist.

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