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Nagas With Attitude

Where was I? India? Gay porn and Christian forgiveness? I don’t know whether there is any way to tie these loose ends together on a Friday afternoon before I lose my head completely, but I’m going to try. I’ll start with Gandhi: I do not believe in forced unions. If you (Nagas) do not... 

A Ray Of Hope

It is absolutely critical that the first ever Meitei-Naga formal talks be given firm support as it is the only way out of the impasse The Naga-Meitei ethnic divide has been a long drawn out conflict between the two major ethnic communities in the Northeast resulting in bloodshed. It is also responsible... 

Delhi Should Initiate Dialogues To Resolve Conflict, Says O Joy

IMPHAL, Dec 23: Along with the State Assembly recording a motion moved by Opposition MLA O Joy of the MPP in public interest, to approach the Government of India to resolve the ongoing political conflict in Manipur, the State Government has also given its approval to the motion in consideration of its... 

Hemochandra Irengbam Elected Speaker Of Manipur Assembly

IMPHAL, Dec 23: Following the withdrawal of nomination papers by MLA Nandakumar Laishram, Hemochandra Irengbam has been unanimously elected to the post of Speaker un-opposed. Deputy Speaker and Speaker in-charge, Lokeshore Th issued a formal declaration in this regard in the State Assembly this morning. Just... 

Dip In Mercury Sends Charcoal Prices Soaring

Charcoal selling has suddenly become the latest market bug IMPHAL, Dec 23: With the onset of winter and cold waves gripping Manipur for the last few days, the price of charcoal in the market has been soaring in direct proportion to its demand. At one time, every household in Manipur used to have Phunga... 

Help At Hand For HIV Child- Organizations From Manipur, Bengal, Andhra Offer Care

GUWAHATI, Dec. 23: Three organizations from Manipur, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh, working in the field of HIV/AIDS, have come forward to take care of the four-year-old HIV-positive girl who was abandoned by her family members after her parents died of AIDS in Assam‘s Nalbari district. Calcutta-based... 

Hawkers Demand Proper Plot

IMPHAL, Dec 23: The Educated Unemployed Youth Cloth Vendors and Hawkers’ Association has demanded provision of proper trading plots at the temporary market shed located along BT Road. A meeting organized by the Association at Manipur Press Club and attended by its members in the presence of women... 

ZRA Rips Masks Off 3 Rapists; 2 Houses Set Ablaze

The three alleged rapists who were rounded up by the ZRA being produced before the media... LAMKA, Dec 23: Exactly ten days after the dead body of a forty-six year old woman was unearthed, fully nude, at a paddy field near Yaiphakol village here, the Zomi Revolutionary Army has rounded up three individuals... 

Manipuri Shamanistic Music Reaching Out To Gen Next

A Manipuri 'Pena' The ‘˜pena’, a musical genre from India’s northeast associated with shamanistic folk rites from the pre-Christian era, is making its way into mainstream performances after roping in women and youth. Manipuri pena exponent and balladeer Mayanglambam Mangangsana... 

Tripura Gramin Bank Posts Profit For 10th Year In Row

AGARTALA, Dec 23: Tripura Gramin Bank (TGB) posted a net profit of Rs.35.35 crores, the highest among the regional rural banks (RRBs) in eastern and northeastern India, in the last fiscal, the bank’s chairman said Wednesday. TGB, one of India’s 82 RRBs, has been making profit for the past... 

North-East States, Youths To Be Focus Of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas

NEW DELHI, DEC 21: Nearly 1,300 delegates will gather here for Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, the annual conclave to connect with Indian Diaspora from January 7, with focus on showcasing Northeast as an attractive investment destination and engaging young overseas Indians in development process. Prime Minister... 

Manipur: The Economics Of Disruption

Afflicted with multiple insurgencies for the past 46 years, Manipur remains the most violent State in India’s troubled Northeast, with all its nine Districts marred by varying degrees of extremist activities. The civil administration has ceased to deliver even rudimentary services of governance... 

Grievances Of Part-Time Lecturers In Hill Districts Of Manipur

Most of the higher secondary school under the Manipur State Government, especially located in the hill areas were mend by the part-time lecturers. The conditions of these lecturers were very pathetic, they have been discharging their duties with a work load equal to that of a regular lecturer for the...