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Economic Blockade: ‘Really Serving Any Purpose?’

Manipur is a geographically disadvantaged State being landlocked and located at one extreme of India. The State is serviced by two main surface arteries National Highway NH-39 and NH-53 from rest of the country. This natural disadvantage of the State is being exploited by vested interests often in clamping... 

On Resignation Of Seven Naga MLAs

The move of the seven Naga MLAs who have tendered their resignation is a self inflicting penance rather than a positive exercise of their democratic rights as people’s representatives if the present quandary is not elevated. It is open ended. Ever since their resignation bid, it was left to the... 

SoO Pact Spirit Marches Forward, KNF Cadres Deposit Arms In Presence Of Army Top Brass

IMPHAL, Sep 15: For the first time since the agreement on Suspension of Operation (SoO) was reached on August 27, 2008, cadres of the Kuki National Front (KNF) deposited their weapons at its ‘˜Peace Ebenezer’ designated camp today. The camp is located near Natheljang village in the Koubru... 

Rs 10 Crores Maintenance For NH-53 Peanuts: CM Ibobi Advocates Alternative, Practical Route

IMPHAL, Sep 15: Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh has stated that he desires for an alternative all-weather life-line since maintenance of the 222 km long Imphal-Jiribam road would not be possible with just Rs 10 crores (Rs. 100 million) The Chief Minister also stressed on the need for the public to come... 

Oh, Manipur! Will It Turn The Corner?

Image Credit: Outlook India It is often with a resigned ‘Oh, Manipur’ and a shrug that observers refer to what is widely perceived to be the Northeast’s most difficult problem area. The record of violence, alienation, multiple insurgencies, human rights violations, ethnic conflict,... 

The Lake On Fire: Manipur Burns, Delhi Bungles

Loktak is the largest freshwater lake in the northeast of India. The 500 sq kilometer lake has been encroached upon during last 60 years and only 236.21 kilometer remains as the core and peripheral area of the lake with 14 hills of different height protruding from it. This unique water body gave a distinct...