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Women And Sense Of Solidarity

It is both a pleasure and privilege for me to be here today. A pleasure because I am in the enviable company of such distinguished lady participants. A privilege because such invitation is not accorded to any Tom, Harry and Dick. I am therefore truly honored and for this I must thank the organizers of... 

Shivaratri And The Meetei Community

Maha Shivaratri festival is celebrated every year on the 29th day of the month of Phairen in the Meetei Calendar. Ganja (cannabis) and phola are primarily offered to Lord Shiva on this day in every household in Manipur. Phola is a mixture prepared with consecrated milk, curd, sugar, banana, crushed rice,... 

Neglected Measures Towards Power Failure

The cricket commentary was on the air. I was glued to my receiving set. Suddenly there comes an irritating pause. The Announcer calmly says “We regret—there have been some disturbances in the program due to Power failure”. Yes, a failure in the supply of power is very annoying. There may be a thousand... 

“Shiva Ratri” – The Magical Night

The Harbinger of Golden Dawn On the 75th “TRIMURTI SHIVA JAYANTI”–Anniversary of GOD’s Advent (Birth extraordinary) on to the corporeal medium of Prajapita Brahma. Shivaratri is one of the most important festivals in the world, celebrating the time when God—the incorporeal Shiva—incarnated... 

EDITORIAL: Shooting In The Dark Or…

Not everyone makes it to the Indian Administrative Service or IAS in short and one needs to be a cut above the rest to crack the three layered process of examination starting from the Preliminaries, Main and ending with the personality test or viva-voce.  This by itself is a tall order but tougher still... 

Beneath The Calm Lies An Air Of Uneasy Restlessness, Foreboding Land Dispute Sparks Tension At Leimatak Area

Security personnel at the site of the clash yesterday where houses were dismantled. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 6: An uneasy calm prevailed at Leimatak area following a dispute over land ownership between neighboring villages. It is said that after the Kuki-Naga clash in the early part of... 

March 11 Meet Adds Global Tag To Thang-Ta

IMPHAL, Mar 5: The first-ever international championship of Thang-Ta, Manipur‘s ancient martial art form, will be held here from March 11. The four-day championship is being organized jointly by the Thang-Ta Federation of India and Huyel Langlon, said federation president H Premkumar Singh. So... 

Legislators Carry On Campaign Against HIV/AIDS With MACS

IMPHAL, Mar 6: As part of its ongoing campaign against HIV/AIDS, Manipur Legislators’ Forum on HIV/AIDS in collaboration with MACS organized a one day ‘Constituency Level Convention on HIV/AIDS’ at Keishampat Keisham Leikai Lairembi Hall today with Health Minister L Jayantakumar Singh as the chief... 

Peoples’ Participation In Resolving Conflict Begins To Fire Imagination Of Many, Meet Deliberates On Indo-Manipur Conflict

Call for people's participation catches the imagination of many. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 6: A public meeting on Indo-Manipur conflict and public   participation in resolving the conflict was held today at Saiton Keithel in Bishnupur district. Addressing the meeting, Nupi Samaj general... 

Security Beefed Up Ahead Of Patil’s Visit

IMPHAL, Mar 6: Stringent security measures have been taken up at Imphal West and Imphal East as pre-emptive measures in view of the scheduled visit of President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil to Manipur on March 11. Besides conducting surprise frisking and checking at strategic areas including Paona Bazaar,... 

Guardians For Abolition Of Entrance Test

As if the burden they carry everyday is not enough. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 6: Taking strong exception to the practice of conducting entrance tests at the time of admitting their children and wards in some private schools even after the Right to Education (RTE) Act has been implemented... 

BRIEF NEWS: March 07, 2011

Rickshaw driver held for cheating student PUNE, Mar 7: An auto rickshaw driver was arrested on Saturday for cheating a student from Manipur. The driver, Chandrakant Prahlad Kharat (34) of Parvati Darshan, had allegedly charged D Kojikholi Dayko Rs 5,800 to take him from Swargate to a housing society... 

A Hole In Law & Order

There is no peace in the present day Manipur, nor prosperity and unity in all works of lives. There is no sense of patriotism, or professional work ethics. If there be any doubt, then prove yours truly wrong with good answers. And if there be sound and well-meaning answers to this problematic situation,...