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, Feb 11:

Government College teachers of the state continue sit-in-protest in their respective colleges as a part of Federation of Government College Teachers’ Associations, Manipur (FEGOCTA) demands for implementation of 7th UGC pay.
General Secretary of FEGOCTA, Dr. N. Somorendro Singh in a press statement said that the government College teachers will take 2 days mass casual leave as a part of the protest.
The FEGOCTA expresses displeasures towards the government attitude stating that the college teachers have a strong sense of discrimination and being cheated due to unhappy experiences over two years since December 2018.
“In addition to the non-fulfillment of three written assurances to FEGOCTA in 2019 by the Government, two non-implementable Cabinet decisions were taken upto February 2020 on UGC Policy. These were before the Covid-19 pandemic started in 2020. Even after six months of Cabinet approval on 6th August 2020, no Orders7 th UGC Pay and Regulations, 2018 are issued till today”, a statement by Somorendra said.
It added that the college teachers will longer accept injustice, false accusation, and denial of basic rights as government employees.
The statement also stand tough with their demand saying that the present agitations will continue until the Orders of 7th UGC Pay and Regulations, 2018 are issued.
“Now the attempts to take Covid-19 as the excuses and impression of teachers having no concerns for the students have only caused intense hurt feelings and anger to every college teacher. Other states including Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Nagaland long ago implemented 7th UGC Pay and that too with arrear for the period from 1.1.2016 to 31.3.2019. For the College teachers in Manipur, 7th UGC pay is to be given only from April, 2019 as per Cabinet approval. Other employees of Manipur government are already enjoying 7th pay. Why only the college teachers are asked to sacrifice? The Government college teachers are even deprived of complete salary for the last nine years. In such a situation blaming the college teachers have caused more frustration and anger. FEGOCTA is always opened for dialogues and for peaceful academic atmosphere in the colleges. 5th FEGOCTA agitation is compelled and adopted as the ultimate last resort due to the circumstances mentioned above”, the statement said.

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

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