Killing With A Human Face

“I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.” Clarence Darrow. As a seminar on Human rights violations in Counter Insurgency Operations gets underway in Prajna Bhawan organized by Tripura Police and Institute of Social Science from today (August 4, 2010) where police officials at various ranks would be discussing one of the most convoluted yet most difficult...

Myanmar Elections 2010- I: It’s All About Exclusion

The November 2010 elections in Myanmar do not promise to be fair and inclusive nor do they come with the agenda of complete restoration of democracy in the country. But, one thing these elections promise to be is a step towards a transformation which comes with opportunities for some important political changes in the future. How significant are these changes going to be when the present situation...

Development Projects, Environment And Resistance

In common parlance, development connotes change for betterment and advancement. Also the term conveys a sense of optimism and expectation of progress, and of a general improvement in the living condition of people. Manifestations of development are multi-faceted and diverse. It may include advancement in medicine, education, culture, sports and of course economic well being. Notwithstanding the emerging...

COTA Sticks To Stir Plan

IMPHAL, Nov 16: The Council of Teachers’ Association (COTA) has categorically stated that the ongoing mass cease work strike would continue until due order is issued for implementation of the 6th Central Revised Pay in toto. Despite repeated assurances and the MoU signed on May 19 this year for implementation of the 6th Central Revised Pay in toto, the necessary order has not been issued till...

Junta Brutality Still Haunts Many Myanmar Dissidents

IMPHAL, Nov 16: Inspite of their leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi recently freed from house arrest by the military junta there is still palpable fear among dissident Myanmarese who are scattered in different parts of India. Memories of the brutal crackdown against pro-democracy activists still livid and the fact that many are still languishing in jails in military-ruled Myanmar, these self-exiled Myanmarese...

MLA Extends Aid To Flood Victims

IMPHAL, Nov 16: MLA Doukhomang Khongsai has provided relief aids among the flood affected people and students of Saikul Sub-division in Senapati district. Apart from the death of a 7-year old boy, around 130 houses and over 250 acres of agricultural land have been destroyed in one of the most devastating flood that hit Saikul area on October 8 last. Students of staying in the boarding of a school called...