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Women Empowerment And Entrepreneurship Through SHGs

During the Vedic and Mughal periods, women were exploited. However, during the medieval and post-second World War periods, women enjoyed greater freedom in the society and family. After independence, eminent women and other reformers in the society started massive campaigns for women’s emancipation... 

Seminar On Civil-Military Relationship: A Critique

Indian Army (File Photo) Jan Seven Two Zero Eleven saw a good grappling of the issue by resource persons and the discussants. It was in response to a joint effort by the Military and Manipur University authorities. The subject was interesting but failed clear cut in nailing the inherent causatives of... 

The Dragon Breathes On Neck, As We Look East

Chinese political influence or military presence astride oil routes. Image Credit: The Coloured Journal. Is India with her ‘intensified engagement’ in South East Asia through ‘Look East Policy’, capable enough of effectively facing the increased Chinese strategic options in the... 

INTERVIEW: ‘Other Naga Groups Will Wreck Things.’

India and Nagalim will exist side by side and have joint defense structure For the past six months, 76-year-old Thuingaleng Muivah, General Secretary of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland, the NSCN (IM), has been flitting in and out of India in search of a solution to the decades-old Nagaland... 

No Mafia, But Crimes Aplenty

(File Photo) Manipur is a land without the mafia or organized gangs of criminals or organized crime, yet extortions on the National Highways, abduction for ransom, extortion notes served on the business class, contractors, suppliers and Government officials, bombs being placed or lobbed at the residence... 

MANIREDA Takes Light Of Civilization To Chamu, Electric Bulbs Make Its Debut

MANIREDA team and students studying under the solar bulb. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. CHAMU (Indo-Myanmar Border), Feb 13 : “For the first time in my life, I can read under electric light”, said Ningshila Kasar, a class VIII student reading in Chamu Junior High School located along the Indo-Myanmar... 

Students Begin Locking Institutions

Student is seen here locking a school door. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 13: Students came out on Sunday in Imphal area and began locking Government schools as part of their agitation. Among the schools locked up today were Churachand Higher Secondary School at Sajenthong and Tamphasa Girls... 

Banking Facility Set To Take New Leap In Ukhrul, More Bank Branches, ATM Booths In The Offing

An SBI counter with ATM facilities. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. UKHRUL, Feb 13: With the opening of branches of different banks with ATM booths in the offing, banking facility in Ukhrul district is likely to take a new turn in the coming days. The long cherished dream of Ukhrul denizens of having an... 

Konthoujam AC To Decide Budhichandra’s Successor Today, Political Leaders Told To Stay Away From AC

Konthoujam AC readies for the by-poll IMPHAL, Feb 13: In view of the by-election scheduled for tomorrow, leaders and functionaries of political parties have been barred from entering Konthoujam Assembly constituency. According to an official source, the Chief Electoral Officer has issued an order barring... 

Poppy Plantations Ravaged In Chandel

IMPHAL, Feb 13: In order to give a severe blow to the main source of income of funding of VBIGs and save the society from harmful effects of drugs, troops of 8 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector carried out joint operation along with personnel of Narcotics bureau for destruction of illegal poppy plantation in... 

Drug Addict In life, Leaves Behind A Legacy Of Love, Unity In Death

Final resting place with the name of the dead man misspelt. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. NEW DELHI, Feb 13 :  He was a drug addict, led the life of a scavenger, had no roof over his head, the flyover in Munirka Delhi doubling up as his house, bed and resting place, an abode he shared with three other... 

Committee Ready To Protect Ahongpung Site

IMPHAL, Feb 13 : With a view to protect Khurai Ahongpung site which is a very important sacred spot for performing religious rituals and ceremonies since historical period and also protect the inter-village road leading to Khurai Mange Makhong, the Ahongpung Historical Monument Protection Committee has... 
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48 Hrs Bandh Against Boboy’s Abduction

IMPHAL, Feb 13: Along with constitution of an action committee, a 48 hours bandh has been called on Tidim Road and Moirang-Kumbi road against the abduction of private security supervisor M Boboy from tomorrow morning. The action committee was constituted after a public meeting held at Kumbi Keithel today...