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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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Quami Ekta Week observed;  Issues can be resolved through dialogue: Chief Minister

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Imphal, Nov. 19

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that any issue can be resolved through dialogue and the government opens its door to everyone to resolve any misunderstanding and issue. This was stated by him at the observance of ‘Quami Ekta Week’ held at Banquet Hall of 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles today.
Speaking as Chief Guest of the function, Chief Minister said that the State government is constantly urging the Centre to invite CSOs and stakeholders of the State for consultation on the Indo-Naga peace talks soon. He mentioned that the government desires to meet the representatives of COCOMI to have thorough discussion before Central government’s invitation. He further appealed the representatives of COCOMI and MANPAC to come forward for talks with the government.
Regarding the Citizenship Amendment Bill, Chief Minister asserted that the Union Home Minister has already assured that the interest of the people of the Northeast India will not be affected by the Bill. Elaborating on the negative impact of bandhs and general strikes, Chief Minister said that bandhs adversely affect the normal day to day lives of people at grassroots. We must resist the diktats and whims of some particular section of the society for unacceptable reasons, he added.
The Chief Minister also stated that we must think for the collective good rather than thinking for individual and community interests. We must join hands together so as to have inclusive development in the State, he added. Stating that the present issues are sensitive, he appealed to all the panellists who are invited for discussion in electronic television channels to have healthy discussion under the purview of the given topic and should not speak anything that can hurt the sentiments of any community living in the State.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister stressed the significance and relevance of observing the ‘Quami Ekta Week’ by remembering the courage and indomitable spirit of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to uphold the integrity of the country. The importance of such function is to instil the feeling of Nationalism among the people of the country, he added.
Mentioning that Manipur is progressing in various sectors including economy in the last two and half years, he announced that Manipur bagged ‘Best State on inclusive development’ Award given by India Today group. Manipur got such award for initiating various schemes and programmes for the welfare of the people of the State, he added.
Later, the Chief Minister administered the National Integration Pledge to the gathering.
The function was presided by Minister for Agriculture V. Hangkhanlian.
Minister for CAF&PD Karam Shyam, Minister for Tribal Hills and Affairs N. Kayasii, Minister for PHED Losii Dikho, Minister for Education Th. Radheshyam, Chairman Manipur Pollution Control Board L. Radhakishore, MLAs Th. Satyabratra, O. Lukhoi, Ngamthang Haokip, DGP, Additional Chief Secretaries, Commissioners, Secretaries, HODs, top civil and police officials also attended the function.

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Alert demonstration continues; protestor Gherao MLAs residence

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Imphal, Nov 12

Alert demonstration demanding disclosure of the agreement signed between the Government of India and the NSCN-IM continues at different part of the state.

People of the state under the aegis of the Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) continue to gherao the residence of MLAs and more Congress MLAs joined the protest with the people.

Amidst appeal by the government to remain calm assuring safety of the state,   Coordinating Committee Wangoo and Development Committee Wangoo jointly organised a sit –in –demonstration at Wangoo Tera Lupa Marup MDS Community Hall in Kakching district, . In the protest, Congress MLA of Sugnu Assembly constituency K Ranjit along with large number of people from across the area joined the protest. Ranjit appealed people to remain alert as anything could happened to the final settlement of the Naga issue. 

In Thoubal district, Committee on People’s Welfare Yairipok (JCPWY) organised the alert protest under the aegis of the COCOMI at Yairipok bazaar.

All Manipur Sound Association also joined the protest by staging a sit-in-demonstration at Moirangkhom in Imphal West. Similar protest was also staged at various part of Imphal West including at HVS Brick firm at Patsoi.

In Imphal East Coordinating Body Khurai in association with Star Club and Moirangkampu Sajeb Woman Welfare Association staged the alert demonstration at Khurai area.

On the other hand large number of people from Khurai area thronged and gherao at the residence of Khurai Assembly Constituency MLA and Wangkhei Assembly Constituency’s MLA at around 11.30 am today.

Students of various schools also continue to form human chain and protest on the road. Slogans demanding disclosure of the agreement were shouted.  

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Congress MLA AK Mirabai join alert protest rally; MLA Joykishan will not take part Sangai Festival

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Imphal, Nov 10

Congress MLA AK Mirabai yesterday evening joined the alert protest rally organised under the aegis of COCOMI at Patsoi area. As per report, a large number of protestors thronged to the resident of the MLA as a part of the ongoing protest. AK Mirabai while talking to the protestors said that she is ready to even give up the post of MLA if any decision has been taken to distort the integrity of Manipur while solving the Naga issue.

On the other hand MLA Joykishan had stated that he will not take part the Sangai Festival this year. Talking to media persons MLA Joykishan said that the state government is afraid to call an emergency or special state assembly session and is playing hide and seek game. As he is also an MLA which represents the people he said that he cannot act against the will of the people. Demanding disclosure of the Frame Work Agreement signed between the NSCN-IM and the Government of India Joykishan said that he will be with the people of the state.

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