Jeet Akoijam

Jeet Akoijam

Jeet Akoijam, Resident Editor of Imphal Times hails from Singjamei Liwa Road. Has been with Imphal Times since its start. An International 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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Thursday, 11 February 2021 17:45

Village authorities decry attack to SDO Noney

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Imphal, Feb 11:

The Pongringlong (Charoipandongba) PEIKAI (Thoubei Village court), Village Authority, Khllakpa, Women Society and Youth today jointly clarified towards the public general and any organisation apropos to the occurred incident of February 2 against Abdul Hakim, SDO Noney between Shejang and Pongringlong village NH-37 Kangpokpi District and other series of heinous crime that it were all absolutely without the knowledge and consent of the Pongringlong (Charoipandongba) village.
“Hitherto, the Pongringlong (Charoipandangba) village haven’t permitted nor allowed nor authorised any organisations to take refuge or harbourage within the jurisdiction of the Pongringlong (Charoipandongba) village. Subsequently, it sincerely and earnestly appeals to the public general and any organisations to avoid misconception against the Pongringlong village and further informed that any untoward incident for the aforesaid matter and in future shall not be held responsible by the Pongringlong (Charoipandongba) village”, a joint statement said.
The Village Authorities expressed strong condemnation of the inhuman act as unlawful and unethical nature.

Saturday, 06 February 2021 17:36

War on Drugs: Many more poppy plants destroyed

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Imphal Feb 6:

Combine team of Senapati police, Forest Department officials and NAB led by ML Kaisungbou, MPS Addl.SP NH-2 under the overall supervision of SP Senapati destroyed around 60 acres of illegal poppy cultivation at Mayangkhang and Ngatan village hill ranges under Senapati police station yesterday.

Another combined team of Chandel Police, NAB, NCB, MPTC and 9th IRB led by Addl.SP/Chandel Shankerjit Loitongbam, MPS under the supervision of SP/Chandel N.Madhunimai, MPS destroyed around 85acres of illegal poppy cultivation at Khubung Khullen hill range under Chakpikarong PS. A combined team of District Police Chandel, NAB, NCB, MPTC and 9th IRB led by Addl.SP/Chandel Shankerjit Loitongbam, MPS under the supervision of SP/Chandel N.Madhunimai, MPS, destroyed approx. 77 acres of poppy cultivation at Khongtal hill range on 2/2/2021 and 3 poppy field approx. 125 acres of illegal poppy field at Hengmol on 4/2/2021 both under Chakpikarong Police station. Cases have been registered in connection to the respective police station.

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Imphal, Jan 24:

The Naga Scholars’ Association (NSA) in collaboration with Bibliophile South Asia organized an online book release function for Shelmi sankhil’s debut-book, titled ‘FLAME ON A HILL: A COLLECTION OF STORIES’ on Saturday. The book was released by Dr. Lorho S. Pfoze, sitting Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha for Outer Constituency, Manipur.
The author of book Shelmi Sankhil stated that the book is a collection of stories which can be clubbed into three categories with overlaps: historical fiction, memoir, and short story. Sankhil further stated that although the tribe of principal focus in this collection is Lamkang tribe, these stories can be taken as representing the people of Chandel. The shared cultural heritage and overlapping territories of the tribes of Chandel allow for that extension.
The event was moderated by Senganglu Thaimei, Assistant Professor of English, Miranda House, and had speeches from Dr. Pfoze and Mr. Ashok Butani, the publisher, before the author read a few passages from the book. In his welcome note, Dr. Zuchamo Yanthan, the president of the NSA, emphasized the importance of the book for understanding one of the least understood Naga communities in Manipur, and congratulated the author for writing a book that will not only introduce the historical experiences of the Lamkang people, but also of the Chandel Naga tribes as a whole. The event concluded with a vote of thanks from the rapporteur, Dr. K.K. Loung Nathan

Sunday, 24 January 2021 17:14

Wide Angle organizes friendly Soccer match

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Imphal, Jan 24:

A friendly Soccer match of young adolescent girls was organized by Wide Angle at Yurembam playground today between Heinoupok Girls 11 and Yurembam Girls 11 with the support from Youth Development Club - Yurembam and Youth Cultural Welfare Organization- Heinoupokwith the theme “Soccer for Social Change’.
The Soccer coaching started in 3 villages namely Heinoupok, Yurembam and Changangei with a total of 60 young girls ranging from 12 years to 16 years since October 2020. The children were coached by Banti Sanglakpam and R.K. Janaki (both are National Players), the overall initiative was initiated by CRY (Child Rights & You).
The rationales behind conducting of such Coaching for young girls amid the COVID-19 pandemic is to engage them through soccer to motivate and impart positive coping skills to the children, whose mental and emotional wellbeing have been largely distressed by the COVID related traumatic environment, that literally pushed them into a disrupted lifestyle risking various devastating drawbacks.It will also protect them from inclining into other unhealthy outlets such as smartphone addiction, substance abuse, becoming the victims of cybercrime, child trafficking, issue of early marriage, drop out from school or falling into other harmful ways.
Flagging off the match Montu Ahanthem stated that he believe, engaging the children into the game of Soccer will definitely enhance and empowers adolescent girls to move towards an active and healthy living. He also stated that he will try his best to call Bala Devi the renown International player to meet the young girls as she was a CRY campaigner last year. The friendly Soccer match ended with Heinoupok Girls 11 winning 2 – 0.

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