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Dignity And Human Security In Manipur

In an order where human security is under constant threat and where basic human dignity is trampled on, there can be no national security. The September 11 tragedy in the US brought the world into new security angst. The governments of the world came together to join the US led ‘˜War Against... 
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Strange Bedfellows

It is an irony, no doubt about it, and the temptation to call it the Mother of all Ironies hangs heavy in the air. The Ima Keithels, now in its new, posh avatar with modern lighting system, proper toilets today stand in all their glory awaiting the arrival of Madam Gandhi to dedicate it to the people... 
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Coordination Failures Freeze Border Trade

IMPHAL, Oct 31: Even as the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Government of India has given due permission to transform Indo-Myanmar border trade into a normal trade, the Commissioner of Customs, North East Region has been staying away from approving the permit. According to a reliable source,... 

No SPA Fund For Multiplied JNIMS Cost: Planning Commission

IMPHAL, Oct 31: While suggesting the State Government to appoint a third party for monitoring large projects being taken up in Manipur, the official team of the Union Planning Commission, which is currently in State on a three-day visit, has expressed surprise and shock over the revised estimated cost... 

Khuga Dam Imbroglio JAC Imposes Bandh, Chiefs Threaten Stir

LAMKA, Oct 31: Ahead of the scheduled visit of AICC chief Sonia Gandhi to formally inaugurate the controversy ridden Khuga Dam at Mata village, the mess that has been dominating over the 38 years of construction is again building up as the JAC late yesterday imposed a total bandh on its locale even as... 
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More Seek Meghen’s Whereabouts

IMPHAL, Oct 31: Continuing to exert pressure on the Government of India, various social organizations have demanded to know the whereabouts of UNLF Chairman RK Meghen alias Sanayaima after his reported arrest in Dhaka by a combined team of India’s RAW and Bangladesh police on September 29 last. A... 
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LPG, Fuel In The Black Market Reel Under Police Crackdown

IMPHAL, Oct 29 : Barely 28 hours after  Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (CAF & PD) Minister, Yumkham Erabot submitted a damning report to Union Home Secretary GK Pillai, that personnel of the State Home Department are involved in the black market racket of fuel and LPG , the police... 

AMWJU Details Stand On Kesho Group

IMPHAL, Oct 29: Whereas KCP-MTF (Sunil Meitei) has claimed responsibility for killing Utlou Zilla Parishad Member Thokchom Sanayaima (Sanayanba) through a press release issued by its publicity secretary named Sunil Meetei, a S/S chief commander of the an outfit with the same name has contended that Sunil... 
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Meghen’s Whereabouts Still Remain Unknown But… Wife Goes To HC, Legal Option For Dhaka

IMPHAL, Oct 29: Even as the wife of RK Meghen, the Chairman of the UNLF, RK ongbi Ibemnungshi has filed a Habeas Corpus petition before the Imphal bench of the Gauhati High Court today, a reliable source informed The Sangai Express that ‘Their Government (Bangladesh) will have to go to Court for... 

Senapati Rally Demands Expeditious Peace Process

IMPHAL, Oct 29: A large number of Nagas turned out at the Senapati rally on October 26 demanding expedition of the on- going Naga peace process. The rallyists submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister in this regard. However, it was not clear through which channel the memorandum was submitted. The... 

PMGSY Roads Changing Lifestyle In Manipur

IMPHAL, Oct 29: Construction of new roads and upgradation of certain inter-village routes in Manipur under the centrally sponsored schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) has started to change the lifestyles of several villagers. ‘The recent construction of a road in between Sugnu... 

Sourced Arms From China, Says Arrested Naga Militant

NEW DELHI: Arrested NSCN (I-M) arms procurer Anthony Shimray has told the National Investigation Agency (NIA) sleuths that he paid an advance of $ 800,000 this April to a Bangkok-based company to source rocket launchers, grenades, assault rifles and ammunition for the Naga and other insurgent groups... 

Maoists, Manipur Ultra Outfit Forge Links

GUWAHATI, Oct 28: Amidst growing security concerns following intelligence inputs on links between the Maoist rebel groups and the militant outfits active in North East India, the security agencies have come across a joint declaration where the Maoists and the Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF)...