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Differences Between Terrorism And Insurgency

Terrorism in Mumbai, India If no single definition of terrorism produces a precise, unambiguous description, we can approach the question by eliminating similar activities that are not terrorism, but that appear to overlap. For the U.S. military, two such related concepts probably lead to more confusion... 

Not A Question Of Who Blinked First

After nearly two months of the media, under the aegis of the All Manipur Working Journalists’ union, boycotting all positive news related to the SPF Government, particularly the Home Department, for arresting the Editor of Sanaleibak daily A Mobi on alleged trumped up charges on December 29, 2010,... 

Inertial Advantage

Fragile Borderlands. Image Credit: Archana Upadhyay. Despite enveloping uncertainty, unremitting misgovernance and widespread public perceptions of insecurity, the reality of India’s multiple terrorist and insurgent movements is that most of them are weakening. For the ninth year in a row, total fatalities... 

COTA’s Stir Likely To Jeopardize Class X And Class XII Exams, Students’ Fate Uncertain, Stalemate Over 6th Pay Set To Take Its Pound Of Flesh

From (L) Students appearing for Board Exams, locking a classroom and COTA on strike. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 18: With no sign of any solution in sight regarding the ongoing agitation of teachers who have been demanding implementation of the 6th Central Revised Pay in toto, the crucial... 

Now, Politics Invade Crop Seeds Distribution

IMPHAL, Feb 18: Citing recent trend of Ministers, MLAs and even aspiring politicians distributing food crop seeds at their fancy, a top Horticulture Department official has suggested that such a distribution program be entrusted to department officials/personnel. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the... 

No End To Tussle Over DRDA

IMPHAL, Feb 18: Continued concentration of administrative powers with Deputy Commissioners which otherwise should be vested with the Executive Directors of District Rural Development Agencies (DRDAs) has thrown a spanner in district level development works. Out of the nine districts of Manipur, respective... 

Matter Brought To President’s Notice, BJP Alleges Rs 63,000 Cr Scam In North-East

NEW DELHI, Feb 18: Alleging a scam to the tune of Rs 63,000 crores in developmental works carried out in the North-East, BJP today appealed to President Pratibha Patil to direct the authorities to carry out a detailed investigation into the “loot”. BJP President Nitin Gadkari today led a... 

Moreh Bandh To Demand Clear Demarcation Starts

Women folk blocking the Imp-Moreh road during the bandh. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. MOREH, Feb 18: An indefinite bandh on Imphal-Moreh section of NH-39 has begun since last midnight in protest against the Government’s failure to distinctly demarcate the boundaries between Kwatha village and Leibi... 

State Likely To Lose Hindi Teachers’ Posts

IMPHAL, Feb 18: On account of mismanagement or misuse of the fund sanctioned by the Government of India for recruitment of Hindi teachers in the State, the Government of India is unlikely to sanction any more posts for Hindi teachers. Under a special scheme, the Government of India sanctioned certain... 

Bird Flu Resurfaces In Tripura, Culling Process On In Full Swing

Ducks being towed away culling. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. AGARTALA, Feb 18: Culling of Birds and Destruction of Egg and Feed Material Ordered H5 strains of Avian Influenza have been confirmed in the poultry samples collected from Government Duck Farm, R.K. Nagar, Agartala, and Tripura. The samples... 

COTA Gives It Back To CM Word For Word

IMPHAL, Feb 18 : reacting to comments of Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh that he would prefer resignation rather than oblige demand for in toto implementation of the 6th Central Revised Pay recommendation, Council of Teachers’ Association (COTA) has stated that the CM’s stand demonstrates not only inefficiency... 

PMGSY Works Cannot Be Monitored Due To Want Of Security, Says Engineer

IMPHAL,Feb,18: On the final day of the three-day Bharat Nirman campaign held at Takyel Kolom Leikai community hall organized by Press Information Bureau Government of India Imphal together with sister organizations PMGSY was taken up for discussion in the morning session. Deliberating on the topic Th... 

Poppy Plantations Destroyed

IMPHAL, Feb 18: Under the supervision of NCB Regional Director VS Shahasane, a joint team consisting of personnel of NCB Regional Unit Imphal, Customs Division Imphal, NAB, Saikul police, AMADA and 43 AR destroyed around 100 acres of poppy cultivation at near Saijang village of Senapati district from...