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New Year Bonanza For North-East: Government Lifts Curb On Foreign Tourists

NEW DELHI: In a New Year bonanza for Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram, the Centre has lifted a decades-old rule of obtaining permission by any foreigner visiting the three north-eastern states. “The government has decided to exclude Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland from the Protected Area regime notified... 

AMWJU Stands Firmly Behind Arrested Editor, To Cease Work From Today

Scribes wait for a meeting with CM in front of his official quarters December 29 evening. IMPHAL, Dec 30: Standing firmly behind the Editor of Sanaleibak daily A Mobi, who is also the vice-president of the All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union as well as its spokesman, the Union has today dubbed... 

14 Days Remand For RK Meghen, Handcuffs Off

IMPHAL, Dec 30: Along with producing chairman of the proscribed UNLF RK Meghen alias Sanayaima in a special court of National Investigation Agency (NIA) at Guwahati at around 1 pm today, the  rebel leader has been remanded to judicial custody for another 14 days. RK Meghen is to be produced again in... 

O Joy Blunts CM’s Poll Prediction

IMPHAL, Dec 30: MLA O Joy of MPP has declared that no candidates of the ruling Congress party are sure shot winners in the upcoming local bodies’ election from Lilong Nagar Panchayat of Imphal West. At the most, just by chance one lucky Congress candidate may win in the election, that also by the... 

Indo-Myanmar Intelligence Sharing- Home Secretaries Meet, Details Discussed

NEW DELHI, Dec 30: Action against insurgent groups along the international border, tightening of intelligence sharing mechanism, arms smuggling and drugs trafficking were high on the agenda at the 16th Home Secretary level talks between India and Myanmar here today. The Indian delegation, led by Home... 

In The Land Of Nupi Lans: 11 Women Murdered, 10 Raped In 2010

IMPHAL, Dec 30: In the midst of the euphoria evoked by MC Mary Kom winning the fifth consecutive world women boxing championship, this year witnessed brutal murder of four women after being raped. Incidentally, Manipuri women had already earned the distinction of being vanguards in the fight against... 

Meira Paibi Movement Completes 30th Year

IMPHAL, Dec 30: Meira Paibis have come about to stop atrocities of security forces on the innocent civilians and not at the instigation of any UG group. So, no community or group should try to tarnish the image of the Meira Paibis, Meira Paibi leader Th Ramani has stated. Speaking at the occasion of... 

No Newspaper In Manipur After Editor Arrest

Photo Courtesy: Doren Oinam via Demotix IMPHAL, Dec 30: No newspaper was published in Manipur today in protest against the arrest of an editor of a vernacular daily for alleged militant links. Editor of ”Sanaleibak” A Mobi was arrested last night for his alleged connection with militant outfit... 

AFSPA: Screams From The Valley

WikiLeaks disclosures on torture in Kashmir have fuelled fresh demands for repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. BABA UMAR reports on the plight of victims. A life destroyed Sheikh lived to tell the tale, with severe disability. (PHOTO: YAWAR KABLI) THE WIKILEAKS expose of the International... 

North-East Had Less Of Phoren And More Of Desi In 2010

Gig at school organized by Eastern Beats Music Society For a region known for its fascination with rock, 2010 was a bit of a dampener in the Northeast because of the absence of performances of international bands worth reckoning; a major reason being the lack of viable venues and the closing down of... 

India Building Up ‘Look East’ Ties

Manmohan Singh discusses India-Japan relations with Japanese Prime Minister Naota Kan. (Photo: AP) PRIME Minister Manmohan Singh’s three-nation visit to Malaysia, Vietnam and Japan marks a reassertion of India’s resolve to pursue its “Look East Policy” to achieve its strategic,... 

Reasoning With The Terrorist

The present paper aims at raising the question; ‘Is it possible to reason with the terrorist?’ It also aims at finding an answer, even if tentative, to the question raised. Reasoning primarily means a covenant with truth. When two parties agree to reason together their primary commitment... 

Satellite News Channel Launched In North-East India

A new satellite news channel NewsTime Assam, dedicated for the Assamese community living around the world has been launched in Northeast India. Recognized as the first 24×7 Assamese news channel of the region, bordering Bhutan, Tibet (China), Burma and Bangladesh, was inaugurated by the Assam chief...