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Big Challenges Ahead For Suu Kyi

As a political scientist and someone who closely follows the Myanmar (Burma) political developments, I had little doubt about the certainty of the release of Aung San Suu Kyi on November 13 when her term of house arrest expired. Given the nature of the military junta, it was not surprising for many to... 

Millennium Development Goals And North-East India ‘”The Significance, Grim Reality, Challenges And Suggestions

This year, a comprehensive review of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was undertaken by world leaders during September 20 – 22, 2010, in New York. A decade has passed since the world leaders met in September 2000 at the UN; there, they pledged and committed themselves ‘˜to spare no effort... 

Extortion Scourge Re-assumes Its Nuisance Value

IMPHAL, Nov 17: Following constant harassment from armed UGs who extort from the rice laden trucks stationed inside the campus of FCI godown at Dimapur with no security to protect them, trucks requisitioned by FCI for transportation of rice to Manipur are reportedly not in a position to continue with... 

ANSAM Against UG Rehab Camps In Hill Areas

IMPHAL, Nov 17: The All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) has strongly opposed the decision of the State Government to confine the surrendered ‘valley based underground activists’ in the designated camp attached to State forces headquarters in the hills. ANSAM said hill... 

Tehelka Hits The Bull’s Eye With 7/23 BT Road Coverage

NEW DELHI, Nov 17: Weekly magazine Tehelka has been awarded the IPI India Award for Excellence in Journalism, 2010 for outstanding journalistic work. The Award comprises a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh, a trophy and a citation to the winner. The International Press Institute is an active forum of Editors,... 

Mental Health Program- Delhi Forsakes, Imphal Picks Up

IMPHAL, Nov 17: Although the Government of India has announced termination of the Mental Health Program, which was implemented in Manipur along with formation of societies in all districts, the State Govt has decided to continue with the program under its own resource pool. Talking to The Sangai Express... 

The Manipur Crisis And The Road Ahead

The recent turmoil that has engulfed the state of Manipur is, to say the least, unfortunate. In such time of crisis, the casualty is usually the voice of sanity and rational analysis. In the considered opinion of many, the present crisis is the creation of the Ibobi Singh-led Secular Progressive Front... 
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