How To Save Meitei Identity

Simply speaking, it is not simply simple. Among the Nagas at large the quest for Nagalim has become a leitmotif of Naga nationalism, straddling Naga and Meitei political divides. Meiteis have to confront the reality of the threat i.e. the specter of Naga nationalism. By Nagas I am referring to Nagas of Nagaland in particular and a few Nagas of Manipur in general. Manipur has some sub-castes of Nagas...

THE Great Meitei Nation

Emperor Constantine of Rome who brought Christianity to the Empire proclaimed majestically standing atop’¦ that ‘Under God’s watch, we shall conquer and never fall!’ Well what you can see now are the ruins of a once great nation, but the inspirational sentiment still moves the soul. The Meitei nation that was once so powerful looked like it would never fall. Well what we...

UNLF Confirms Arrest Of Its Chairman, RK Sanayaima Alias Meghen

IMPHAL, Oct 16: The many doubts and questions raised over the authenticity of the BBC report that UNLF Chairman RK Meghen has been arrested in Bangladesh have finally been put to rest with the Vice Chairperson of the outfit himself confirming it in a statement issued to the press today. A statement issued by the outfit’s Vice-Chairman Kh. Pambei explained that Sana Yaima was travelling in his...

Small But Significant Gestures To Siroy Lily And Its Abode

UKHRUL Oct 15: Giving a boost to development of Shirui Peak, the abode of the world-famed Siroy Lily, the State flower of Manipur, as a tourist spot, a water reservoir has been constructed in the middle of the majestic Peak recently. Meant mainly for the visitors, the water supply scheme/water reservoir has been constructed under Border Area Development Program (BADP) of 2009- 2010 at an estimated...

Bland Joke From SPF: Fuel Black Market To Be Checked!

IMPHAL, Oct 16: Though it may be late, the State Govt has finally initiated certain measures to check sale of petroleum products in black markets in view of the continued shortage of these commodities. The Consumer  Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Commissioner  sent a written instruction to the DCs and the SPs concerned on October 14 directing them to check black marketing of petroleum products. These...

HAC For 6th Schedule Equivalent

IMPHAL, Oct 16: Whereas the State Cabinet has identified areas for which due power should be devolved to the Autonomous District Councils, the Hill Areas Committee has recommended devolution of power to the extent as applicable to areas where the 6th Schedule is in force. The HAC made its recommendation after studying the decisions adopted by the State Cabinet on August 22 this year regarding devolution...

Made In Manipur

If you fit into the class of one those mean minded, selfish and prone to be jealous of the achievements of the next door neighbor or your colleagues and is willing to walk the extra mile or even commit blue murder, to cast someone in bad light or even make sure that any perfectly or nearly perfectly charted out plans and processes to be dubbed the flop of the year, then the best thing would be to advise...

Universal Literacy-Impediments

Article 45 of the directive principles of state policy proclaims, ‘The state shall endeavor to provide, within a period of 10 years from the commencement of the Constitution, for free and compulsory education for all children until they complete the age of 14.’ After a full six decades, these Constitutional provisions remain faulted, that too, grossly. Close to 50% of the Indian population,...

NH-39 Still A Gold Mine For Cops, Highwaymen

IMPHAL, Oct 15: The Imphal-Dimapur section of NH-39 is still a fertile hunting ground for unscrupulous police personnel looking to earn extra income illegally and most blatantly. Nevertheless, drivers have been facing all kinds of odds and harassments while bringing in essential commodities to Manipur along the highway. An exclusive assessment tour conducted by The Sangai Express on this route regarding...

Construction Of Three Market Complexes, Ranjit Leads To Meet Deadline

IMPHAL, Oct 15: In view of the scheduled inauguration of the three newly constructed market complexes of Khwairamband Keithel, Works Minister K Ranjit has been stationing himself together with engineers concerned to ensure that the market complexes are fully completed ahead of the inauguration. Talking to The Sangai Express, Works Minister K Ranjit said that they have invited UPA Chairperson Sonia...

Devolution Of Power To ADC-Govt, HAC Fail To See Eye To Eye

IMPHAL, Oct 15: Though the Congress-led SPF Government had been succeeded in conducting the election to the six Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) of the hill districts after a lapse of around 20 years, difference of opinion between the Government and the Hill Areas Committee (HAC) has surfaced over the issue of power devolution. HAC had given its approval to the conduct of the ADC elections despite...