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, April 10:

Even as the government of Manipur had constituted magisterial enquiry to find out the cause of death of MBBS student Sanaton Athokpam inside his hostel room, the JAC demanding Justice for Athokpam Sanaton is not satisfied with it.
Protest demanding justice for Sanaton Athokpam continue at many paces with placards demanding arrest of the hostel warden, suspension of the director and lodging of FIR.
A statement said that the Magisterial enquiry is suspicious as it is not likely to find the actual cause of death of the MBBS student, as the family side has not been provided any details including the post mortem report by the authority. It further added that no related documents has been provided to the victims family even as the enquiry is likely to concludes soon.

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Imphal, April 07:

A day after the Teachers’ Association, Train Nurses Associations, and Association of non-teaching staffs had resolved to submit mass resignation as a part of their agitation for implementation of the 7th Pay ROP and submitted a memorandum to its director, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh who is also the president of the Governing society, today invited the representatives of the striking employees.

MLA Ranjan, Agriculture Minister Lukhoi, Education Minister Rajen, and Chief Secretary were also reportedly present during the talk with the JNIMS representatives.

After thorough deliberations, the Chief Minister indicates his desires to fulfill the demand of the JNIMS employees demand but due to certain matters that have to be consulted in-depth, the Chief Minister reportedly asked MLA Ranjan who is also advisor health and the Chief Secretary to look into the feasibility. 

The talk lasted for hours and lasted till 4 pm today

The decision to submit mass resignation by all staff including the non-teaching staff was taken in the joint meeting held yesterday at the Conference Hall of JNIMS under the chairmanship of Associate professor H. Apabi Singh, Advisor of the Teachers’ Association JNIMS.

However, following the assurance and concern of the Chief Minister, The JNIMS employee's bodies have postponed the decision for tendering mass resignation.

Tuesday, 06 April 2021 17:43

Singjmei Ema market inaugurated

Yumnam Khemchan breaks down as he recalled a mother who told him that she would not be able to see the new market
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Imphal, April 06:
Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly today breaks down as he reminded a mother, who was a vendor lady of Singjamei market telling him that she would miss the Ema Market some few days back.
While inaugurating the newly constructed market shed at Singjamei, Khemchand said that he had met some 8 old aged women (vendor ladies) who had told him that they are eager to see the market constructed before they end their lives.
In connection with the construction of the market shed Khemchand said that it was the almighty that grant him the will to supervise the construction of the market. When I became MLA my wish was to place our titular king in a respectable position and construct the Singjamei Ema market shed. Both have been blessed and it was the almighty that make it possible, Khemchand said.
“There was no provision for the construction of Singjamei Ema Market, instead there was a plan and sanctioned amount for construction of traffic island. I have objected to it as I felt it unnecessary and diverted the fund for construction of Ema Market after consultation with the Chief Minister”, Khemchand said and appreciated the Chief Minister for making his dream into reality.
The inaugural function was also attended by the Mayor of Imphal Municipal Corporation L. Lokeshwor Singh, Chairperson of Bazar Committee, IMC L. Tombi Devi, Corporator of Ward No. 15 IMC Th. Bankim Singh, Corpetor of Ward No. 16 Th. Eliza Devi, Social Worker Yumnam Joybala Devi and President of Singjamei Ima Keithel N. Ibetombi Devi.

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Imphal, April 03:

Imphal West police team arrested a drug dealer along with 84 .45 kg of opium and a sum of Rs. 19,85,000/- from Shantipur area of Kanglatombi at around 8.30 pm yesterday.
The seized opium with the cash was today paraded in front of media today at the office of the SP Imphal West district. Talking to media person SP Imphal West K. Meghachandra said that the drug dealer was arrested while conducting a search operation after receiving specific information about the presence of anti-social elements in Kanglatongbi, Shantipur area yesterday evening by a team of CDO-IW led Amarjit Singh Lamabam, MPS, Dy. S.P. (Ops) IW, Y. Kishorchand Meitei, MPS, DSP CDO IW and Inspector P. Achouba Meetei, OC-CDO-IW.
While checking the passerby one suspicious person was seen ran inside a house, Meghachandra said and added that the police team immediately pulled him up. He has been identified as Sandeep Limbu (Aged abt 31) son of Manbir Limbu of Erang Part -1, Dhoreghari, Senapati District at presence staying at Kanglatongbi, Shantipur.
The police team also recovered one mobile phone from him. On further checking his house and surroundings, 2 gunny bags suspected to be containing some illegal items were found inside the EECO van without registration no. which was parked in front of his house. On questioning about the contained 2 gunny bags, he replied that it contains some eatables like rice, dal, and vegetables. Suspicious about the contains of the 2 gunny bags, our police team check them and found 22 black packets of suspected Opium (Kani) weighing around 84.45 kg. on examination he admitted that he is a Drug dealer and said the recovered suspected Opium (Kani) was given to him by one Premjit at Sekmai Bazar on 02/04/2021 afternoon and brought the same to his house by using his EECO van. Further his disclosed he had gone to the Bazar area and collected Rs. 19,85,000/- (rupees nineteen lakhs and eighty-five thousand only) on 02/04/2021 from one unknown as instructed by one Karan of Guwahati. He further stated that the said suspected Opium (Kani) and the recovered money were to be delivered to Karan at Guwahati. He further disclosed that he had earlier transported Opium (Kani) five times before. The arrested person along with the recovered items has been handed over to be Sekmai Police station for further necessary action.

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