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Educating The Opposition

Image Credit: Bombiel Media Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. It can only be the sheer genius of the person, the historian and moralist Lord Acton in this case, that can come up with such a catching phrase, that has withstood the ravages of time and history to remain relevant at... 

Manipur’s War Tourism: Translating Into Reality- An Inclusive Approach

Gurkhas advancing with tanks to clear the Japanese from Imphal-Kohima Road in North Eastern British India, March 8 - July 3, 1944. Image Credit: Wikipedia. Introduction: There are shrines/sites for pilgrimage. These places were once associated with conflicts and hence places of sacrifice for victory... 

Imphal Crescendo Touches 76-77 dB

Auto Rickshaw parking zone in Imphal. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Jan 28: As per the readings of the Sound Level Meter installed at the western gate of Kangla, Imphal city recorded average noise level of 76 to 77 decibels in 2009. An official source in the Manipur Pollution Control Board (MPCB)... 

ECI To Scan By-Election Expenses

IMPHAL, Jan 28: Even as the number of candidates for the forthcoming by-election to the Konthoujam assembly constituency has reached three with another joining the fray on the last day of filing nomination papers today, the Election Commission of India has taken up stringent measures to ensure financial... 

BJP Team Claims Flaw In Loktak Clean-Up Project

IMPHAL, Jan 28: Maintaining that the progress of Phumdi clearance from Loktak Lake is not in commensurate with the amount of Rs 224 crores that the Union Planning Commission had earmarked for the purpose in 2009, the visiting BJP National leaders have demanded a CBI inquiry into possible financial mismanagement. A... 

PIL Against Power Drive Mooted

IMPHAL, Jan 28: Contending that the rate of power tariff being charged by the State Electricity Department from the consumers is far more higher than those in the neighboring States of Manipur and it is against the right to life guaranteed in the Constitution of India, former AMSU president and advocate... 

Substitute Teacher In 49th Year Of Service

IMPHAL, Jan 28: A substitute teacher recruited to re- place another teacher, who went for Basic Training Course (BTC) for two years, is now serving for 49 years enjoying all the benefits en-titled to a regular teacher. A source in Education (S) Department identified the substitute teacher as one Shanti... 

LAGSA Meet Concludes

IMPHAL, Jan 28: The 44th LAGSA Meet organized by Lonpi Area Games and Sports Association (LAGSA), Chandel concluded today at TM Ground, Yanglen Thingkangphai. The largest annual gathering of sportspersons belonging to the Chin-Kuki-Mizo group had commenced from January 19 with 26 teams participating... 

Bodies Inspect Tamei Area

IMPHAL, Jan 28: All Zeliangrong Students’ Union Manipur and Zeliangrong Students’ Union, Manipur visited Tamei area from January 24 to 27 to take stock of the society, education, road, transport and communication facilities of the area. The inspection team found Imphal-Tamei road in pathetic... 

Hybrid Maize Plantations Begin On Optimistic Note

IMPHAL, Jan 28 : After successful winter harvest of maize in 2010, cultivated under Accelerated Maize Development Program of the Ministry of Agriculture, plantation of High Quality Protein Maize-I (HQPM-I) and hybrid PAC 740 varieties of maize has begun in the agricultural fields of Mayang Imphal Thana...