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Human Rights Day 2010- II: Protecting The Right To Defend Human Rights

Violations committed against human rights defenders and other difficulties they face: Human rights defenders are whistle blowers and are vulnerable from retaliations by vested interest individuals and groups. The severity and scale of reprisals committed against defenders were one of the primary motivations... 

How To Lose A Generation

Shootings on the street. Drugs. State failure. Extortion. Unemployment. SAMRAT CHAKRABARTI maps the bleak vision of young Manipuris. And their uncertain expressions. Photographs by TARUN SEHRAWAT Harsh tunes... Okram Johnson, manager of metal band Kanglasha IT’S PAST 8 on an early winter night... 

Sub-Standard Foodstuff Flood Imphal Markets

IMPHAL, Dec 13: Many sub-standard foodstuffs which form part of our daily consumption are being found sold in some shops of Khwairamband Keithel after adding unhealthy chemicals to pass off the fake products as original products. Many such sub-standard foodstuffs have been detected by Food Enforcement... 

Kuki Civil Organizations Press For 6th Schedule

IMPHAL, Dec 13: A joint meeting of the Kuki civil organizations held today at Munpi village, Chandel district has demanded extension of 6th Schedule of the Indian Constitution to the tribal inhabited areas of Manipur. The meeting held at the head office of Gunpi Kuki Chiefs’ Association was attended... 

COPTAM’s 60-hr Bandh On The Card

IMPHAL, Dec 13: The Committee on Protection of Tribal Areas, Manipur (COPTAM) has today communicated its decision to move ahead with its proposed 60-hour general strike in all the hill districts of Manipur starting from 5 pm of December 15 and till 5 am of December 18. Information conveyed by its information... 
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NSCN-IM Reacts To News Report, Claims It As Concocted

DIMAPUR, Dec 13: Reacting to the news report under the caption, ‘Naga outfits giving out Army positions to China‘ published in some sections of national papers, the NSCN-IM on Monday termed the reports as wild allegation and concocted story aimed at tarnishing the image of the Naga outfit. On... 

Row Over Seat Allocation At Laxmi Bazar, No Holds Barred Fisticuffs Among Women

IMPHAL, Dec 13: Women vendors of Laxmi Keithel today engaged in an ugly dogfight over vendor seat allocation forcing police to fire tear gas shells and mock bombs to control the situation. Seat allocation for shed number 1 to 6 of Laxmi Keithel was done today at about 10 am under supervision of Imphal... 

Of Rights And Its Genesis

Until HIV/AIDS came along, the focus of the international community in the last century was human rights. There is a reason why the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. The world had just emerged from the deadliest war fought not only in Europe... 

BOOK REVIEW: Insurgency and Economic Development in North East India

‘Insurgency and Economic Development in North East India‘ is a compendium of 19 well-researched papers on the focus area of insurgency and economic development in North East India and related themes. The papers were presented at a national seminar on the same topic at the Sibsagar College,... 

ASEAN-India: Trade In Goods Agreement

In 1991, India announced its ‘˜Look East’ Policy with a view to seeking greater engagement with East Asian countries building upon its historical links with these countries. India became a sectoral dialogue partner of the ASEAN in 1992. India became a Full Dialogue Partner of ASEAN at the... 

Tribal Autonomy: Politics of Exclusion & Inclusion

In the face of a tussle between majority’s democratic exclusion and marginalized community’s desire for separation from existing institutional arrangement lies the ideology of a deepening centralization of the regional polity by the Central government through constitutional arrangements of...