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 manhandled, kidnapped and gang-raped while her friend managed to escape the gruesome act. This incident...

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 view of the inconveniences faced by State Government employees in drawing their salaries, the Directorate...

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 observation, the organizing committee alongside NGOs working on HIV/AIDS, the district AIDS officials,...

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 (IIBM), Guwahati, Assam, and commissioned by Sa-Dhan, shows that the SHG movement has not...