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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Imphal, Dec. 7 :

Giving a new and affordable dimension to convenience and comfort for the passengers residing in the far-flung and interior but critical areas of the district to undertake a journey, Transport Minister Vungzagin Valte flagged off Manipur State Transport (MST) passenger bus service which will be operational on three new routes at District Transport Office, Churachandpur today. The Minister also inspected District Transport Office. The inducted 31-seater buses will operate between Lamka – Bukpi, Lamka – Sangaikot and Lamka – Behiang.
Speaking as the Chief Guest at the function organized by the Manipur State Transport department, Minister Valte said the transport service was introduced with a noble intent to solve the inconveniences faced by the people residing in the far-flung and interior areas of the district. He, at the same time, observed that Chief Minister of the state N. Biren with his inspirational leadership has brought about remarkable changes not only in the developmental narratives of the state but also in creating positive temperament to the people such as this bus service.
The minister further stated that the DTO building will renovated and converted into district bus terminal in the future, the Minister said new bus depots will be built in the DTO campus and in the destination villages. The Minister urged the public not to give unnecessary harassments that may discourage the drivers and handymen but show them love and respect for the service they rendered. He also clarified that the DTO has not been functional in the past due to COVID-19 pandemic but will been looked into.

Saturday, 28 November 2020 17:07

MUC students stage protest

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Imphal, Nov. 28:

Students of Manipur University of Culture today staged a protest demonstration at Palace compound urging authority to stand with the decision of the Academic Council taken earlier.
The protest is being staged after there has been pressure from certain sector to allow admission of students who had completed diploma course at Government Music College and also JN Dance Akademi to allow them admission at MA at the MUC amidst UGC’s directives to complete the admission process.
The MUC Academic Council had earlier resolved to allow admission to students who possessed degree certificate as it is the criteria as per the guidelines of the UGC. JN Dance Akademi which have been running in Guru Kul system did not affiliates to any University so as the Government College of Music and Dance too have not been affiliated to any university to have Graduate level class.
Right at the moment the MUC has around 700 students and many eligible students have also applied for admission to MA course which is starting this year’s academic session. Among those students ensuing graduate course there are students who had already completed diploma course from the JN Dance Akademi as well as from the Manipur Government College of Dance and Music. Their argument is that if those without graduate certificate are allowed to admit in the MA then they too need not top undergo the graduate course as they could skip the graduate course to admit MA.
At present the MUC is under the Arts and Culture Department and it is in the process to become full autonomy, said a source from the MUC.

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Imphal, Nov 27:

Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh has stressed the need to identify State Specific Indicators to achieve Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. He was speaking as Chief Guest at the inaugural function of Two Days Sensitization Workshop on ‘State Indicator Framework to monitor the achievements of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’ held today at the Classic Hotel in Imphal.
Deputy Chief Minister said, we all know that amidst Covid-19 pandemic, economic activities have been badly affected not only in the State but also in all over the world. He said, despite giving a major thrust in the wake of the pandemic, economic activities have been decreased and tax collection in the country has also considerably decreased so far. Joykumar Singh further said that in this critical phase, state specific indicators have to be work out and need to be concentrated upon it. Key areas like healthcare, education and providing basic amenities are the priority sectors that specific steps needs to be taken up and implemented at the earliest. Certain economic activities have to be identified and steps to re-activate the same should be in place. Although the impact of Covid-19 pandemic has suffering all of us we should never give up the roles and responsibilities to sustain ourselves and co-operate each other to achieve Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, he added. Deputy Chief Minister also expressed confidence that such workshop will definitely help to identify State Specific Indicators in order to achieve development goals.
Deputy Director General, NSO(FOD), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation Shri MM Singh said, to achieve Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, 17 goals need to be targeted and various steps have to be taken up. He said, State Specific Indicators and peculiar type of indicators have to be identified and proper planning should be made. He further said Government is committed to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation will look upon the National Indicators Framework and National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) will implement all related activities, he added.
Professor E. Bijoykumar Singh of Manipur University also spoke on the importance of true data for proper planning and implementation of all development oriented programmes in the State.
Commissioner cum Secretary (E&S) Nidhi Kesarwani also spoke on the inaugural function. Director (E&S) Ms. Peijona Kamei, senior officers of different departments and delegates participated among others in the function.

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Imphal, Nov 21:

Traffic police has once more intensified drive against traffic defaulter at Nagamapal area today. Traffic regulations which has been relaxed unofficially for some times to vehicle users have been again enforced and all two wheeler riders without helmet and license as well as other related documents have been fined as penalty. Those in four wheeler vehicle were also checked and fine if violated traffic regulations.

Source said the drive is being resumed in an intensified manner following the death of three people in different road accident in the last 24 hours.

During today’s drive at Nagamapal area around 200-300 vehicles had been fined for not following  Traffic rules. A sum of Rs15,000/- (approx) has been collected as fine .

Speaking to media persons, additional S.P traffic Devananda said  that people are not taking seriously in following the traffic regulation for reason best known to them. These has cause many inconveniences to the people both to those riding two wheeler or four wheeler vehicles  and also to those walking. 

He appealed people to follow the traffic rules to avoid from road accident. 

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