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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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River Cleaning Drive held at Chakpi River

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Chandel, June 2,

The Monsang Pantha Youth and Cultural Club organized one day River cleaning drive at Chakpi River. The event was organized with the aim to save Chakpi River from plastic pollution. Around 150 youths of Monsang Pantha village took part in the drive.

The event began with a prayer from Mr. Ng. Johnson the Village Church Leader. The stretch from United College Chandel site till the end of Monsang Pantha village settlement of around 4 kms were cleansed in today’s drive.

Awareness boards against pollution and use of fishing bombs and chemical were also posted in few strategic locations of the river. The drive was solely supported by few generous individuals and village Authority of the village. 

Speaking at the event, the Club President Mr. Ng. Salim Peter urged the youths that, it is the responsibility of everyone including the youths to spread awareness on protection of environment including the water bodies and rivers. He said “this river is our lifeline, we need to keep it clean and healthy. Our generation and the generation to come should preserve and protect this river from drying up”.

He also said that continuous awareness should be carried on against excessive cutting trees, using of fishing bombs and poisonous chemicals for fishing in the river. One of the active youth members Ts. Grace Monsang said that this is the just the beginning of the campaign to save Chakpi river and prevent pollution of various kinds especially Plastic pollution which does not degrade easily.

Recently the Chakpi River all along the village settlement areas has become plastic field due to careless use of plastic bottle, alcohol glass bottle and other plastic waste. The drive was to not only to clean the waste but also to spread awareness and necessity to continue cleaning and protecting the river.

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Huge quantity of narcotic substances seized from Guwahati bound truck

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Imphal, June 1,

A team of Narcotics & Affairs of Border Police (NAB) seized huge quantity of narcotic substances from a Guwahati bound truck, bearing registration number NL 01 AC 7455 at Koirengei area near CRPF camp yesterday evening.
“7 kg of Heroine (No. 4) were seized from the truck when a team of NAB search it after getting specific information” , Superintendent of Police , NAB , W Basu said while speaking to media persons.
The truck driver, Fishubam Md Riyaz khan (25) son of Md Chaoba from Mayang Imphal’s Phougakchao Makha Leikai in Imphal West district and his assistant Md Nawaz Khan (25) son of  Md Najir Ahamad from Lilong Chingjao were also arrested by the team yesterday evening.
SP NAB W Basu said that seized said narcotic drugs, is worth around Rs. 70 lakhs in local & Rs 7 Crore in international Market. As revealed by the driver and his assistant the narcotic drugs were lifted from a place at Lilong and they were told to transport the item to Guwahati.
 The two arrested persons were paraded before media persons and the seized drugs were also displayed to the media person.
The NAB still is investigating the root of the drug trafficking.
A case has been registered under NDPS Act.

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Lok Sabha Election: Learning lessons from setback, Strive to build an inclusive India

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Imphal, May 23,

The Central Secretariat meeting of Popular Front of India, in a statement issued in the context of the Lok Sabha election result trends,  has said that the  the victory of BJP led alliance does not reflect the ultimate defeat of secular politics in India. Rather it has only proved the success of vehement communal propaganda and the failure of secular parties in taking appropriate steps to counter RSS-BJP strategies, a statement said. It added that the meeting pointed out that in spite of these failures, the idea of India as an all inclussive secular democratic socialist republic will survive.
“The victory of BJP, despite leading a government that was a failure in all fronts, demands close scrutiny. The fact that the BJP managed to win the support of a considerable section of Indian society even after five years of anti-people rule shows the triumph of communal hate over developmental issues in India.  It must be acknowledged that the secular parties repeated the mistake they had committed in 2014 by not leading a joint fight leaving aside differences, selfishness and petty ego clashes among leaders. On the other hand, along with communalization campaign at the grassroots level, NDA has tried to take all available regional parties into their fold. In states like UP and Delhi, instead of fighting each other, if opposition parties joined hands, the result would have been different. Ironically, their step to  form a broad alliance by declaring a new ‘Secular Democratic Front’  came only after the conclusion of polling. Once again the responsibility of defeating BJP has been given to minorities only, while the secular forces, by fighting each other in many constituencies, has put even the minorities in a difficult situation.  
“The meeting reminded that the election should serve as an eye opener to all. Democracy can survive only with an accountable government and a responsible opposition.  Both groups are duty bound to protect people’s rights and guard the constitutional and democratic values.
“Those sections of the society that have always been at receiving end of the communal politics and have cherished a regime change doesn’t have to fall into despair.  The marginalized and victimized sections have to continue their efforts of empowering themselves by aligning with all positive elements in the country”, the statement added.

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ISTA lauds Mao Police and Civil bodies of Senapati for their support to the association

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Imphal, May 23,

Manipur Inter State Taxi Service Workers’ Association thanked personnel of Mao Police Station and civil society of Senapati district for extending all support in punishing hooligans who had assaulted a Winger driver at Karong area along NH 2.

A statement issued by Mohen Asem, Secy. ISTA, said that on May 20, a driver was assaulted by a group of 4 young men at Karong, Senapati, Manipur.

The group broke the windshield of the vehicle and fled the scene towards Mao side, it said. The driver with the help of his passengers lodged an FIR in Senapati Police station. Within few hours Senapati P.S. nabbed the culprits and brought to the station for interrogation and to confirm the crime they committed against the innocent driver in front of many passengers the statement said.

The ISTA extended their sincere appreciations to those passengers on board, Song Song Youth and Student’s Organisations (SSYSO), Mr. Adakho, NPO, Winger Driver’s Union, Maimom Anil Meetei, Secy.(AMRTDMWU) and specially Mao Police Station and Senapati Police Station for their helps and cooperation.

The statement also appealed not to upload the video clips of the incident in Social Media.

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