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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 regular Trekker and Nature Lover, loves spending time in lap of Mother Nature. Jeet is the father of two lovely kids.

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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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Dr. Heptulla is the first Governor of Manipur to cast vote in the state

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Imphal, April 18,

Governor of Manipur, Dr. Najma Heptulla, who is the first governor to have her name included in the voters’ list of the state, today exercised her franchise in Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency for the 17th Lok Sabha Election.

Governor Dr Heptulla was earlier enrolled in New Delhi. She enrolled in the electoral roll of the state and cast the vote at all women polling personnel manned 11/34 Old Lambulane (B) polling station which have 436 voters including 231 males and 205 females, located in the heart of Imphal town at 7:15 am.

Dr Heptulla became the first voter to cast at the well decorated western wing of old lambulane Polling station.

Speaking to reporters after casting the vote, Dr Heptulla said one should cast their vote and that no one should waste their votes. On less participation of women in electoral politics, she said she had been fighting for this since she started to vote. After Beijing declaration, she said she had made a statement in Parliament for more representation of women in Parliament.

Chief electoral officer (CEO), of Manipur P K Singh who accompanied the Governor to the polling booth said that the Governor’s move can be considered a good sign of being a responsible citizen.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has even launched a national campaign recently titled ‘It’s so easy’ to encourage people to move their vote to their present place of residence.

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Total shut down at Senapati against opening of Strong room

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Imphal, April 17,
Total shut down called by the Naga Peoples Coordination Committee (NPCC) in protest against the opening of strong room at Churachandpur district a day after polling took place has severely affected normalcy for two hour in Senapati district head quarter. The NPCC has been demanding non inclusion of the 50-Saikot Assembly Constituency, 58-Churachandpur Assembly Constituency and 60-Singhat Assembly Constituency to the counting of the votes for the Outer Manipur Parliamentary constituency.
The NPCC has been alleging violation of the code of conduct by the state government machineries by opening the strong room which has to be kept sealed till the counting dates. The CEO Manipur had however in a clarification stated that the strong room was open after a document of the security service has been left inside. The clarification also stated that video coverage was done at the time when the room was open to collect the security related document. Earlier NPF had stated that the CEO has no knowledge about the opening of strong room.
The total shut down begins from 10 am today till 12 noon. During the period almost all shops and business establishment shut down. A protest demonstration was also staged in the district head quarter.
Similar protest will also be staged tomorrow at the same timing, an NPCC spokesperson said.

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Tension erupted between people of two neighbouring villages

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Imphal, April 12,

Tension runs high between villagers of Langthabal Kunja and Langthabal Chingkha and Khoupum over the matter of ritual related function here in Imphal west. Villagers of Langthabal Kunja said that both the villagers of  Langthabal Chingkha and Khoupum are boycotted from today morning after they weren’t allowed to perform religious ceremony (Lai Ekoukhatpa) at Langthabal Chingkha allegedly by its villagers.

Speaking to media persons at Langthabal Khoupum, Secretary of Langthabal Khoupum Cultural Club Pousing Golmei clarified that their village has been made victim because of the conflict between the two in which they aren’t responsible.

He added that the social boycott towards them is a violation of human rights. He further said that this has caused a lot of trouble to the people and the students in the daily works.

He finally appealed to all the authorities and the CSOs to solve the problem at the earliest.

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