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79 Bandhs, 10 Blockades In Recent Times Take A Heavy Toll On State

IMPHAL, Sep 22: From January 2009 till the current month, Manipur witnessed as many as 79 bandhs and highway blockades ten times. These frequent bandhs and blockades have caused loss of 1/9th of the State per capita income. According to a Government report, normal life was disrupted by 19 State-wide... 

Guarding The Boundary Of Manipur, MPCC (I) Chief Bats For Hillmen

IMPHAL, Sep 22: People in the hills have been protecting the boundary of Manipur for ages. But the Government has not given the kind of support and backing that are required for these people, MPCC president and MLA of Nungba A/C Gaikhangam has stated. Addressing a reception function hosted by Wangoi... 

In The Name Of The Mother

Manipur‘s Ima Keithel, the Mothers’ Market, spells financial independence for the women of the state. The photograph that 62-year-old Khwairakpam Mangi tenderly draws out from her little brown bag is that of a painting. The visual is of a marketplace where a mustachioed Manipuri man is being... 

Yumkham Erabot Singh

What He Did: Braved road blockade, providing relief to a besieged Manipur. For more than a month, Naga student groups had blocked the national highways entering Manipur. Trucks had been stranded, food and essential commodities had vanished from stores, hospitals ran without drugs and fuel pumps went... 

Manipuri Is Not Merely A Dance

The Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital in east Imphal is jam-packed with women. Most of them mothers, aged between 70 and 75. They have been there from early dawn, perhaps skipping their breakfast. Tension was palpable in the atmosphere. Gun toting khaki clad policemen menacingly observed the scene, outside the... 

Tamu Traders Seek Peace In Manipur

TAMU (Myanmar), Sept. 21: Myanmar’s traders and officials at Tamu town are seeking an improvement in Manipur‘s law and order situation so that border trade with India could be enhanced. ‘So far the border trade between India and our country is going on smoothly. But we are hoping that...