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North-East Projected As Investment Destination

Tea plantations, one of the many avenues for investment. Projecting northeast as an attractive investment destination and setting 2017 as target year to bring all state capitals under railway and air network besides launching several social sector projects were some of initiatives taken by Centre in... 

Identity Politics And Social Exclusion in India’s North-East: The Case For Re-Distributive Justice

An Apatani lady of Arunachal Pradesh. Abstract: This paper examines how various brands of identity politics since the colonial days have served to create the basis of exclusion of groups, resulting in various forms of rifts, often envisaged in binary terms: majority-minority; ‘˜sons of the soil’-immigrants;... 

Six Years Down The line, Spirit Of Manorama Continues To Haunt AR, HC Directs AR To Reply To Petitions Filed By Bereaved Mother

NUDE PROTEST : The incident which gave a new dimension to the understanding of AFSPA IMPHAL, Jan 10: A division bench of the Gauhati High Court Imphal bench, has issued notices to the Assam Rifles authorities on a petition filed by the family of Thangjam Manorama Devi who was brutally raped and murdered... 

Manipur Congress All For Support- Independents Pose No Hurdle

Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh. Image Credit: Bombiel Media. IMPHAL, Jan. 10: With the results of the eight municipal councils and 18 Nagar Panchayats elections coming in, the Congress is looking to Independents‘ support. Of the 227 wards where elections were held, the ruling Congress... 

Family Goads Sharmila To Carry On Unhindered

Dignified and determined lone crusader, Irom Sharmila Chanu. Image Credit: The Sangai Express. IMPHAL, Jan 10: Asserting that ‘˜Iron Lady of Manipur‘ Irom Chanu Sharmila should not give up  her struggle until fulfillment of the public demand for withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers... 

Post Poll Scenario Turns Weird

IMPHAL, Jan 10: Allegations and counter allegations of practicing sorcery among different camps in the just concluded Nagar Panchayat elections have resulted in tense situations at Lamlai in Imphal East district and Wangoi in Imphal West district. In Lamlai, the row involved a Congress candidate and... 

Forum Lambasts Chandel DC

IMPHAL, Jan 10: All Tribal Chiefs and Public Grievances Forum, Chandel (ATCPGFC) has strongly decried Chandel Deputy Commissioner H Deelip for his alleged negligence and ignoring the people of the district in different development sectors. The forum warned that it would take up democratic forms of agitation... 

National Workshop

IMPHAL, Jan 10: A 15-day long National workshop on ‘˜Curative conservation on illustrated and paper manuscripts’ has began from today at Manipur State Archives, Keishampat here. Being organized under the joint aegis of Manipur State Archives, Manuscripts Conservation Centre, Imphal and National... 

Assam Issues Shoot-At-Sight Order To Quell Ethnic clashes

GUWAHATI, Jan 11: The Union government has sent 10 companies of paramilitary forces to the Assam-Meghalaya border even as the Assam government has issued a shoot-at-sight order to prevent escalation of ethnic violence between the Garos and the Rabhas of the two neighboring States. Chief Minister Tarun...