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Pineapple Cultivation For Livelihood Security

A livelihood comprises the capabilities, assets (stores, resources, claims, and access) and activities required for a means of living; a livelihood is sustainable which can cope with and recover from stress and shocks, maintain or enhance its capabilities and assets, and provide sustainable livelihood... 

Living In The Age Of The Lanterns

It was way back in the latter part of the 80s, we wouldn’t say late 80s but definitely it was after 1985, that one of our more enterprising class mates brought a kerosene hurricane lamp to class, when asked by our lecturer to bring something which was an indispensable part in the daily lives of... 

Khwairamband Firing Incident, Addl SP Deposes Before Agarwal Panel

Khwairamband Bazar Killings IMPHAL, Jan 31:  Deposing before the Agarwal Enquiry Commission which is probing into the much publicized July 23 Khwairamband Killings, Imphal West Additional SP (Ops) Dr AK Jhaljit said that he did not personally see the acts of firing. Giving his statement before the enquiry... 

Konthoujam By-Poll Stage Clear For Triangular Fight

IMPHAL, Jan 30: Finally, the stage has been cleared for a triangular fight in the by-election to 18-Konthou-jam Assembly Constituency slated on February 14. None of the three candidates who have filed their nominations withdrew their nominations till the last moment of withdrawing the nomination papers... 

DGFT Okays Rice Import

A Rice Warehouse/Godown (File Photo) IMPHAL, Jan 31: The Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has finally given permission to the Manipur Industrial Development Corporation (MANIDCO) for import of 30,000 metric tonnes of rice on zero duty from Myanmar within September 30 this year. A reliable source... 

MPP Urges For Separate High Court

IMPHAL, Jan 31: Manipur People’s Party (MPP) has urged upon the Union Government to set up a separate High Court for the State of Manipur at the earliest. In a memorandum addressed to the President of India, the Prime Minister and Union Law Minister, the MPP reminded that the Union Minister of... 

PWDs Allege Deprivation

IMPHAL, Jan 31: Although the fund for providing unemployment allowance to persons with disabilities (PWDs) has been withdrawn, Social Welfare Department deprives the benefit, vice chairman of Handicapped Foundation P Gopen has alleged. Addressing a press conference at Manipur Press Club here this afternoon,... 

Call For Student Power Echoes At MSUM Anniversary

IMPHAL, Jan 31: Along with participation by leaders of various student and civil organizations, the first foundation day of Muslim Students’ Union of Manipur (MSUM) was observed at the hall of Lilong Haoreibi College, Lilong Ushoipokpi today. At the occasion, outstanding teachers and students were... 

Naga Integration Is Our Birthright: Swu

DIMAPUR, Jan 31: At the backdrop of Eastern Nagaland People’s Organization (ENPO)’s demand for a new State christened as ‘˜Frontier Nagaland’ by carving out of Nagaland, NSCN-IM chairman Isak Chisi Swu has said today that integration of all Naga areas is ‘˜our birthright’. In... 

Seminar Deliberates North-East People’s Woes

IMPHAL, Jan 31: Various challenges and threats being faced by the people of North East in mega cities were minutely deliberated in a seminar held at Adimjati SC/ST Boys Hostel today. The seminar jointly organized by All India Christian Council and North East Support Centre marked the closing of a series... 

Insurgencies In Manipur: Politics And Ideology

The people of Manipur had ‘˜histories’ and ‘˜memories’ that were longer and deeper than those of most other Indians when India attained independence. Every time one travels to Manipur, one returns humbled. This has been the case since my first visit in the late 1960s, long before...