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Defiling Our Own Eco-System

Ferruginous Duck - they are listed at Loktak Lake as Near-threatened The species is known colloquially by birders as "Fudge Duck". Every year particularly during the winter months of November, December and January, every day flocks of Uroks (white fowl) and geese would fly over crossing our... 

Revolutionary Ideas On Elections To Parliament & Assemblies

If the existing systems of elections to the Parliament and State Legislative Assemblies are modified in the following ways a number of avoidable maladies, which are presently eating into the health of the people’s bodies, can be reduced, if not eliminated. Before I come to the actual matter, I am raising... 

Oh, No Comments On Manipur

About two months ago, a sultry July afternoon played host to some oldies of Manipur with ripe delicious mangoes and luscious pine-apples to my house. The purpose was solely for the rejuvenation of the waning friendship of ten of us with receding hairlines and grey patches who had seen seventy winters... 

Peace Talks— The Roadblocks Ahead

NORTH-EAST India is constantly on a roller coaster. Moments of exuberance are only spasmodic and, for the rest of the time, people slip back to a wretched state of despair followed by endless carping. Peace talks are the new mantra of the region, but dialogue with one group is keenly watched by others... 

Cuffs On Manipur Rebels- KCP ‘Foreign Secretary’ Arrested In Guwahati

KCP’s self-styled foreign secretary and lieutenant Khumbungam Ayuma Anandha Singh, 39, who has two aliases — Lamphel and Khumbungmayuma Anandha Singh — was arrested by police from a house on Ramakrishna Mission Road. Image Credit: Telegraph India. GUWAHATI/IMPHAL, March 3: Security forces achieved... 

Govt-Teachers Ink Agreement, Stir Called Off

Teachers under the aegis of COTA while on their agitation (File Photo). Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 3: With the State Government and teachers agitating under the Council of Teachers’ Association (COTA) and the Federation of College Teachers’ Association Manipur finally striking an agreement... 

MHA Sanction For Meghen’s Prosecution

GUWAHATI: The Union ministry of home affairs has accorded sanction for prosecution of UNLF chief Raj Kumar Meghen and 18 other members of the outfit. An MHA source said the permission for indictment was accorded in an NIA case relating to terrorist and extortion activities of UNLF militants in Assam... 

Luira Phanit Sows Seeds Of Hope And Prosperity At Hundung

Young girls staging a traditional dance on Luira Phanit. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 3: Luira Phanit, the annual seed sowing festival of the Tangkhuls, has been celebrated with great fanfare at Hunphun (Hundung) village in Ukhrul district today. The festival of invoking the blessings of God... 

BJP Rolls Up Sleeves For Civic Polls

IMPHAL, Mar 3: State unit BJP has started charting out its political strategies to fight in the elections to Imphal Municipal Council, which is due to be held sometime in April or May, and included in its strategy is to seek the help of Right to Information Act. After keeping Imphal Municipal Council... 

MGNREGS Workers Surrender Job Cards

IMPHAL, Mar 3: Complaining that they have been given job for only seven days, people of Sangaiyumpham today surrendered their MGNREGS job cards to the Thoubal DC. Around 350 MGNREGS job card holders of Sangaiyumpham Part II Gram Panchayat surrendered their job cards to the Thoubal DC through the Thoubal... 

HC On Trail Of Missing Man, Seeks Reply

IMPHAL, Mar 3: A Division Bench of the Gauhati High Court has issued a ruling today asking the Government lawyers concerned to get replies from authorities including Secretaries of Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Home Affairs on the disappearance of Longjam Suresh (32) of Top Siphai Mayai Leikai... 

Too Early To Abolish Chieftainship: COPTAM

LAMKA, Mar 3: Voicing its disapproval on the attempt to introduce the Manipur (Village Authorities Hill Areas) Second Amendment Act, 2010, Committee on Protection of Tribal Areas in Manipur (COPTAM) today said it is too early to abolish chieftainship in tribal areas of Manipur. ‘It would be too premature... 

New Outfit Floated

IMPHAL, Mar 3: A Zeliangrong based militant outfit has been floated with a slogan, “Zeliangrong Ringtelo,” meaning ‘Long live the Zeliangrong people’. The new underground outfit christened as Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) was floated on February 25 with a primary aim to protect the Zeliangrong...