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Arunachal Clocks India’s Fastest Growth Rate Of 22.43% in 2010

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. Image Credit: connect.in.com NEW DELHI: The northeastern state of Arunchal Pradesh clocked the highest economic growth rate in the country of 22.43 percent in 2009-10, followed by Mizoram and Goa, according to a government report. Arunachal Pradesh‘s Gross State Domestic... 

Khuga Dam: Boon Or Bane?

THE groundwork for the Khuga multipurpose project was initiated way back in the early 1980s, Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi presided over its inauguration in a 10-minute ceremony in November 2010 and completion took all of 29 years, an unenviable record of sorts. Located near Mata village some 10... 

How To Fix India’s Troubled North-East

Tucked away between China, Burma and Bangladesh, and linked to the rest of India by a sliver of north Bengal that arches over Bangladesh, India’s north-east is a region of amazing grace – charming people, ancient cultures and bountiful nature. The eight states of the north-east comprise a... 

EDITORIAL: Checkmating Private Schools Via RTE

Simple logic and reasoning tell us that there has to be a reason, a plausible one at that, behind any legislation that the Government of the day passes. The same yardstick applies too when there is any amendment in the Constitution of a democracy or any other regime and the erstwhile Soviet Union or... 

Meghen Debunks Pillai’s ‘Talk Mode’ Utterance

RK Meghen being escorted to the NIA Court under tight security. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. GUWAHATI, Mar 7: Apart from unprecedented stringent security measures, no Manipuris were allowed to enter the Court complex and CrPC 144 was enforced when arrested UNLF chairman Sanayaima alias RK Meghen was produced... 

Cops Detain Meghen Supporters

GUWAHATI, Mar 7: Police detained over 50 supporters of R K Meghen as they staged a demonstration near the NIA court where the chairman of the banned United National Liberation Front (UNLF) was produced on Monday. The National Investigation Agency had charged Meghen and 18 other Manipur separatists for... 

Zeliangrong Bodies Cry Foul Against NSCN (IM)

IMPHAL, Mar 7: Several Zeliangrong bodies have strongly condemned the gun battle that broke out at Khoupum between ZUF and NCSN-IM on March 5 resulting in the death of one Poule and casualties to many. According to a joint press release issued by Zeliangrong Baudi, AZSU, ZSUM, Zeliangrong Women Society... 

Land Or Water Surface, CI-Ops Ready For Takeoff, Hovercrafts Inducted To Sanitize Loktak Lake

Chief Minister O Ibobi inagurating the induction of the hovercraft IMPHAL, Mar 7: With Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh handing over the three hovercrafts acquired for counter insurgency operations at Loktak Lake to the police formally today, Manipur police has become the first State police force in the... 

Kabaw Valley Was An Integral Part Of Manipur: BJP State Unit

IMPHAL, Mar 7: Rebuffing a reported statement made by Union Home Secretary GK Pillai recently about the status of Manipur territory, the BJP State president, Shanti Kumar, today said that GK Pillai is uninformed about Manipur history and that it was due to negligence on the part of the Union Govt of... 

Young Widows Bear The Brunt Of Conflict Situation

IMPHAL, Mar 7: Whereas all preparations have been made for observance of the International Women’s Day, young widows whose husbands have been eliminated by security forces have nothing to forward to. There is no light at the end of the tunnel for these young women. An international summit held at Copenhagen... 

Sports Incentives Hiked, Rs 3 Lakhs For Gold, Rs 5 Lakhs For Gold With Record Feats

The Chief Minister acknowledging the performance of players. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 7: Along with hiking the incentives given to sports persons, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi has announced that Rs 3 lakhs would be given for each gold medal won in the last National Games. Speaking at a reception... 

Sharmila’s Case To Be Highlighted To Patil

Bridging the gap: Sharmila and President Patil. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 7: The case of Irom Chanu Sharmila, who has been fasting for more than 10 years, demanding repeal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958, would be raised among other issues concerning women in Manipur to the President... 

Ukhrul Reeling Under Acute Water Shortage

UKHRUL, Mar 7: The impact of the dry season normally does not come in the early part of March, but here in Ukhrul district headquarters, people are already reeling under the acute shortage of potable water for the last 24 days. Apart from the water taps running dry, what has multiplied the woes of the...