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Microfinance Program In North-East India

A microfinance customer of Ujjivan Financial Services, a Bangalore-based Microfinance Institution. Image Credit: Microfinance Focus. Microfinance program, such as the SHG-BLP, has been extending credit to poor households using innovative delivery approach like group lending. In spite of being successful,... 

Land Alienation And Self-Government In The Hill Areas Of Manipur

Hmar Hills on the Manipur-Mizoram border is one of the most neglected regions in the country. Image Credit: Robert L Sungte. Following India’s Independence in 1947, the Government of India placed Manipur, then a princely state with mixed populations (tribal people constituting about 36 p.c. of the... 

International Women’s Day

“It is not good for a man to be alone.” (Genesis 2:18)International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since the early 1900s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women’s Day... 

“Jhum Cultivation … With Us”: Clarification

Mr. Th Mangminthang Gangte, at the outset, I express my gratitude for your rejoinder to my article “Jhum Cultivation must stay with us” published in The Sangai Express on 10/02/2011. Hadn’t you put up such rejoinder, this piece of article might not be written for public reading. I feel, you and... 

EDITORIAL: Aura Of Raisina Hill

It is not very often that the President of India visits Manipur and at the snap of the finger we can only recall the visit of former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in 2002 and now we have the scheduled visit of Pratibha Patil in the next couple of days. The President of India does not really wield any... 

Budget Session Kick Starts, Jagat Strikes A Positive Pose Law And Order Situation Turning Around: Governor

Governor with the CM and newly elected Speaker (inset) Hemochandra sworn in as Speaker. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 8: Governor Gurbachan Jagat has stated that the law and order situation in Manipur is showing signs of a turn-around. Presenting the customary address at the inaugural session... 

MPLF Boycotts Patil’s Visit, 40 Hrs Strike From Midnight Today

IMPHAL, Mar 8: The Manipur People’s Liberation Front (MPLF) has declared that it would boycott the President of India Pratibha Patil’s visit to Manipur, conveyed a press release issued by the MPLF Permanent Body. The MPLF is the umbrella organization of the RPF, PREPAK and UNLF. Towards this end... 

International Women’s Day Observed All Over

IMPHAL, Mar 8: Giving a clarion call to all the women for carrying the struggle forward, Manipur today joined the rest of the world in observing the 8th International Women’s Day. The event was observed by various organizations in different parts of the State. The theme was this year’s observance... 

ST Students Show Unity Under ‘Quota Umbrella’

ST students at Jantar Mantar, Delhi demanding their quotas in jobs. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. NEW DELHI, Mar 8: Scheduled tribe students from all over the country gathered at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi today to demand the restoration of the 7.5 percent reservation in different post and services in... 

New Ray Of Hope Dawns On FNR Move

Naga rebels with FNR members. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. DIMAPUR, Mar 8: After days of uncertainty and tension, a ray of hope has dawned on the Naga reconciliation process after the NSCN-K, NSCN-IM and FGN/NNC met today in Dimapur in the presence of the members of Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR)... 

Underground Cables Ready For Debut

IMPHAL, Mar 8 : With the work of laying cables underground for power supply to some specific town areas like Paona Keithel, Thangal Keithel and MG Avenue nearing completion, power supply through underground cables would launched within 2 months. The project of laying cables underground was taken up under... 

Loktak Downstream Hydro Project Fails To Take Off

IMPHAL, Mar 8: Delay in development of the approach road to the dam site is serious threat to commencement of the Loktak Downstream Project works. The State Government aims to generate 66 MW of power on completion of the Project. An official source confided that inordinate delay is being caused to the... 

Wino Inferno Victims Still Awaiting Govt Aid

UKHRUL, Mar 8: Even after two years had lapsed since the devastating inferno caused massive loss to shop owners and individual residents of Wino Bazar no substantive material or financial assistance has been provided by the State Government, as was assured to the victims. The blaze that broke out on...