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Jeet Akoijam

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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CPI kicks starts month-long campaign to save Democracy, Secularism and Constitution

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Imphal, Feb 22

Communist Party of India [CPI] Manipur State Council today launched month-long mass campaign to save Democracy, Secularism and Constitution at Irabot Bhawan here in Imphal. The campaign is a part of the resolution adopted during a three day National Council Meeting of Communist Party of India  [CPI]  held at Kolkata in February first week.

Dr Nara National Executive Member of CPI, while speaking on the launching function lambasted that ruling BJP regime for the present chaotic situation across the country.

“Because of the so called hire and fire policy in the country within these 5 years, many private sectors employee’s had been calling  cease work strikes and others form of agitation across the country”, Dr. Nara said.

He further added that that instead of looking for the promotion of  the existing Government Hospitals ,Banks  the present Government has shifted its eyes on the  policy of privatizing of  all the  existing government  hospitals ,banks etc following the innumerable strikes of different sectors across the country. He said  that the Central Government gave much focused on privatization keeping all other areas underneath without much consideration of the poor farmers’ needs ,inconvenience in education sector, poor road condition etc .and diverted its focused on Corporate Houses.

He continued that our Constitution was not drafted easily but with the sacrifices of many people irrespective of the parties made it and now it seemed like that our constitution becoming outdated and obsolete.

He further requested to all to support its political mass campaign by conducting conferences in order to get successful the campaign.

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40th Archives Week Celebration; Minister unhappy over the present status of state archive

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Imphal, Feb 22

40TH Archives Week Celebration was observed today at G.M. Hall, Imphal. The celebration was organized by the Manipur State Archives, Directorate of Arts and Culture .

L.Jayantakumar  Singh  ,Minister  of Art and  Culture ,Manipur who attended the function as a Chief Guest assured to complete the unfinished work of the Archive infrastructures including the buildings .

The Art and Culture Minister while recalling the importance of Archive expressed dissatisfaction to the non functioning of the department.

“I will complete the work which had been left unfinished due to lack of funds after March” , the Minister said and added that despites the importance of maintaining  Archives it is disheartening to learnt that the department remain non-functional due to lack of fund.

“It is unfortunate that we could not complete the construction of the Archives building at the Airport Road due to lack of fund.”, The Minister said.

‘’Only when we do things with  sincerity, full dedication and team work ,an Archive can be developed from its doldrum,’’said Jayantakumar while giving his inaugural speech. He also expressed his desire to youths to be  knowledgeable by visiting and researching  information   from the Archives.

The inaugural function was also attended by M.Joy Singh, IAS, Commissioner of Art and Culture and Ng. Uttam Singh ,MCS Director of Art and Culture as President and Guest of Honour of the function.

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Total number of unemployed youth registered in Employment Exchange reduces to half in 4 years

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Imphal, Feb 20

As per record maintained by the Directorate of Employment, Govt. of Manipur, the total number of unemployed youth registered decreased to half in 4 years.

A written statement tabled by Labour and Employment Minister Th. Radheshyam, while replying to a question by MLA Surjakumar Okram during question hour of the ongoing state assembly session today, the number of unemployed youths registered in the Directorate of Employment is 721824 in 2014. The number of unemployed youth registered in 2018 is 346690 in 2018. As per the data, the number of unemployed youth decreases to nearly half the number in 4 years.

2016 recorded the number of unemployed youth registered as 812811 in 2016, which is the highest from 2014 to 2019. In 2017 the number reduced to 364686 and in 2018 the number again decreased to 346690.

Congress MLA Surjakumar was seeking details of the unemployed youth registered in the last five years. Replying to the MLA Radheshyam said that break up data for 2019 could not be produced as compilation is being processed.

In another reply, the Labour and Employment Minister said that the number of vacancies notified through Employment Exchange is 3643. He said in the last 3 year total number of placement made is 980 including 274 females.    

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9th Kanglei Mega Sports Festivals 2020

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Imphal, Feb 19

“The 9th Kanglei Mega Sports Festivals 2020” will commence from March 8 and concludes on March 13. This Mega Sports Festivals had been conducting since 2012 by Kangleipak Student’s Association  with an aim not to indulge in activities like using colours, waters and donation of money during Yaoshang’’, said Sanjoy Khullakpam, Secretary of Youth Affairs  and Sports while speaking to media persons  at KSA office today evening.

He  said that the Sports Festivals would be held at different parts of Manipur and he further requested all Kangleicha to co-operate, support and help in all  Sports events and other activities.

As a  part of this Sports festivals the 9th Kangleipak Football Trophy would be held at Mapal Kangjeibung in association with All Manipur Football Association with an award of Rs.35,000 and Rs.25,000 with trophy for winner and runner respectively. And the 9th Kangleipak Kang Trophy would be held at Gopaldeva Kangshang,Yaiskul and Singjamei Kangshang and a Marathon Race would be at Imphal Ring Round.

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