Cabinet Okays AFSPA Period

IMPHAL, Nov 19: After nearly five hours of deliberation, the SPF Cabinet has decided to prolong imposition of AFSPA 1958 for another year in the State, with the exception of seven ACs from where the disturbed area status has already been lifted. In addition the Cabinet entrusting the CM with the task of reviewing AFSPA status on a yearly basis, it also resolved to seek consent of the Governor for a...

Pre-Paid Meter Set For Debut

IMPHAL, Nov 19: For the first time in the State, pre-paid electricity meter reader would be installed in some selected areas of the capital city. A source in Power Department informed that pre-paid meters would be fitted for consumers residing in Paona Keithel, Thangal Keithel and Babupara areas as soon as the underground power cable laying work being undertaken at these areas is completed. The new...

Suu Kyi Strikes Tough Posture Against Junta

WASHINGTON, Nov 19: Myanmar‘s just-freed pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi says she will not compromise with the junta on her demand for the release of all political prisoners, even as she hopes the resource-rich nation can emulate China’s growth sans human rights violations there. Suu Kyi, who was released on November 13 after spending 15 of the past 21 years in detention, said she was...

No More Rhetoric On Kuki Nationalism

Proposed Kukiland State. Image Credit: samaw.com As a teenager, growing up in the scenic beauty of our land called Kukiland, I remember my heart swelling up with pride when I went through the history of our great grandfathers, who courageously resisted the mighty Britishers from occupying their land. Now, looking back at my life over the last two decades, I begin to wonder as to how any sane person...

Feudalism In Pre-Colonial Manipur

The evolution of a state formation passed through several stages of which feudalism was an important stage. It is proposed to examine the feudal elements or tendencies in the polity of pre colonial Manipur, based on the historical data of nineteenth century. This paper will examine the characteristics of European feudalism and that of the feudalism in India. We will examine, whether there was feudalism...