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Keeping Pace With The Changing Perspectives Of Science Education In India

“We are all born scientists and we stop being scientist when we grow up. As a child we are curious about plants, insects, blue sky, and red sun. As we grow old, we just take blue sky for granted,”remarked Venkatraman Raman, the Nobel laureate in chemistry 2010 on the state of science education... 

Manipur May Lose The Title- ‘Switzerland of India’

Described by Lord Irwin as the 'Switzerland of India', Manipur might very well lose the title. Manipur has been engulfed by atrocities; it seems quite odd to talk of things such as tourist and tourism industry. Yet, I am one of those people who have a passion to develop and promote tourism in Manipur... 

ULFA Drops Sovereignty Pre-Condition For Talks

Paresh Baruah with new team. Image Credit: Times of Assam. GUWAHATI, Feb 2: The ULFA leadership has finally decided to drop its primary pre-condition of discussion on sovereignty in holding peace talks with the Centre. The decision was “formally taken” for the first time ever by the ULFA’s... 

Ibobi Worried Over Myanmar Border

GUWAHATI, Feb 2: Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Tuesday said the porous Indo-Myanmarese border remained a serious concern as most arms and ammunition were smuggled by militant groups across this frontier. Addressing the conference of Chief Ministers on Internal Security at New Delhi, Okram... 

Meitei-Manipuri Conundrum

"Meitei Manipuri" celebrating Lai Haraoba in Tripura. The emergence or rather the sense of urgency accompanying the poser, who is an Asomiya, or rather the indigenous people of Assam, comes with its fair share of ethnic identity, chauvinism and of course the need to assert one’s identity... 

North-East Echoes: Expected Battle Cry

Paresh Barua dances Bihu and the Ulfa commander-in-chief with other rebels at an undisclosed location. Picture Credit: UB Photos The news that Paresh Barua, the commander-in-chief of Ulfa, is averse to any kind of settlement with New Delhi has dashed the hopes of millions that peace would return to Assam.... 

Trial Begins On Triple Murder Case

(Late) Dr Thingnam Kishan IMPHAL, Feb 1: The trial of Hopeson Ningshen, the main accused in the triple murder case of then SDO of Kasom Khullen Dr Thingnam Kishan and his two sub-ordinate staff, and who is currently lodged in Tihar Jail, commenced in the court of Special Judge OP Saini in Patiala House... 

Trinamool Leaders Expose SPF, Flays

IMPHAL, Feb 1: Election Observer of All India Trinamool Congress and Lok Sabha MP KD has stated that Trinamool Congress fielded its candidate to contest in the by-election to Konthoujam Assembly Constituency to fight rising corruption and bring about development through ensuring a new taste for good... 

Anti-AFSPA Campaigner Gifts Electric Car

IMPHAL, Feb 1: Rallying for the cause of pollution free and environmental friendly lifestyles, editor co-ordinator of the Bangalore Rainbow Pao, a group of musicians, Baljit Malik today presented a Reva, an electric car to Wunghon village of Yaingapokpi today. Since Rainbow Pao performed a show to protest... 
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Guardians’ Body Back Teachers’ Demand

IMPHAL, Feb 1: Supporting the demand of the agitating teachers, All Manipur Students Guardians’ Organization (AMSGO) has exerted pressure on the Government of Manipur to honor the teachers working in from primary to higher secondary level by extending Central 6th Pay in accordance to the basic... 

Power Drive Continues, More Booked

IMPHAL, Feb 1: In the course of the ongoing drive to disconnect power connection of unauthorized consumers and collect over-due power bills, three unauthorized consumers were booked under the Electricity Act 2003. The three unauthorized consumers belong to IED-I under Electrical Circle No 1. IED-I covers... 

Minister Thaisii Resigns

IMPHAL, Feb 1: In what could be a voice of dissent within the SPF Government, DD Thaisii, who was given the portfolio of Education recently, has resigned from the SPF Ministry though the Chief Minister is yet to accept the resignation. A source informed that dissent over the Cabinet re- shuffle affected... 

Students Protest

IMPHAL, Feb 1: Expressing resentment over the delay in construction works of the school building following conflict between a UG group and the workers of an MLA over contract work, students of Ibotonsana Higher Secondary School, Uripok today staged a Wakat Meepham in front of their school gate. Talking...