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Delhi Admits Meghen In Their Custody, NIA Sends Official Notification To State

IMPHAL, Nov 30: Either bowing to the growing pressure or realizing it was a misadventure, Delhi today admitted that RK Meghen, Chairman of the UNLF, is in their custody, but it came coated under the Great Dhaka Conspiracy, with the Government of India claiming that he was picked up from Chhattauni village... 
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India Trying A Repeat Of 1949: UNLF

IMPHAL, Nov 30: Asserting that the stoic silence maintained by Dhaka and Delhi on the status of RK Meghen, the proscribed UNLF today claimed that it is yet another ploy of India to re-enact the 1949 episode, wherein Maharaja Budhachandra was forced to sign the Merger Agreement under duress. Referring... 

‘˜HIV/AIDS Need High Level Intervention’

IMPHAL, Nov 30: In order to effectively check the spread of HIV/AIDS in Manipur, Ministers, MLAs and other higher officials of the Government need to be convinced first, secretary of Manipur Legislators’ Forum on HIV/AIDS (ML-FA) and MLA of Oinam A/C Dr I Ibohalbi has stated. Speaking as chief... 

Government-UNC Talks On December 3

IMPHAL, Nov 30: A tripartite talk involving the Government of Manipur, United Naga Council (UNC) and Government of India is set to be held at Senapati on December 3. Informing this, a statement issued by the publicity wing of UNC said that the Government of India has responded with a proposal for tripartite... 
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Idea Of India As A Nation

However uncomfortable it may be, it is time, Delhi, Imphal and the people of India confront the question of whether the idea of India as a Nation has succeeded or not. History tells us that the India we know today was inherited from the British Raj and there was no such entity, either politically or... 

Government Rules Out Revoking AFSPA In North-East India

NEW DELHI, Nov 30: Government today ruled out revoking the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from “some” of the North-Eastern States in the wake of the security situation there. Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullappally Ramachandran stated this in reply to a question in... 

India: Delhi Shows Its intolerance On North-East Indigenous Women

The intolerance towards Northeast India Indigenous Women by Delhites turned its ugly face again. A Chin-Kuki-Zo indigenous Woman from Manipur state of Northeast India is kidnapped and gang-raped in the wee hour of 23 November 2010. The woman was back from work with a friend when she was aggressively... 

Manipur, First In North-East To Introduce ECS

IMPHAL, Nov 29: For the first time in the entire North East region, Electronic Clearing System (ECS) with which employees can draw salaries from their bank accounts has been introduced in Manipur. Till date, the benefit of Electronic Clearing System has been made available to around 40,000 employees. In... 

Churachandpur Gears Up For World AIDS Day

LAMKA, Nov 29: With individuals registered in its ART centers across the district crossing over four-thousand, Churachandpur is set to observe the World AIDS Day, advocating universal rights for people living with HIV, in tune with the international theme. Addressing the media ahead of the December 1... 

The Challenges Of Micro-Finance In The North-East

The model adopted in India for disbursing micro-credit to the lower income groups through Self Help Groups (SHGs) will have to be suitably modified if the eight states of the north-east are to be included in financial services, says a recent study A study carried out by the Indian Institute of Bank Management... 

Manipur: A History Of Strife

KS Subramanian was part of an independent citizens’ fact-finding mission to Manipur that presents its findings in the capital on November 23. This article traces the history of violence in the strife-torn state and analyses the deteriorating situation since July 23, 2009 The political situation... 

IOC Opens Guwahati Office To State Transporters

IMPHAL, Nov 28: With a view to enhance volume of transportation of essential commodities towards Imphal on both NH-39 and NH 53 and also to reduce UG threats/interventions, FCI contractors of the State may obtain and submit transport contract documents at Guwahati. Union Cabinet Secretary KM Chandrasekhar... 

Mass Transport Mooted To Ease Traffic Chaos

IMPHAL, Nov 28: As long as there is no mass transportation system in the State, the problem of traffic congestion cannot be solved in any effective manner, said DSP (Traffic) Victoria Yengkhom. In an exclusive interaction with The Sangai Express, Victoria noted that  traffic congestion in Imphal city...