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Firewood Use Depletes Forests

Image via Wikipedia IMPHAL: The Manipur forest department’s effort to conserve the green cover has been thwarted by the state’s dependence on firewood for cooking. Statistics available at the state forest department said about 85.5 per cent of the total population of 24 lakh people of Manipur are... 

Minority Ministry Rapped For Under-Utilization Of Funds

NEW DELHI, Mar 14: The Parliamentary Committee on Minority Affairs has criticized the Union Ministry for Minority Affairs for failing in proper and full use of funds sanctioned by the Government for the welfare of minorities especially the funds for Multi-Sectoral Development Program in 90 Minority Concentration... 

Now, Non-Congress Forum For NE Growth

GUWAHATI: Major regional and non-Congress parties of the northeast have decided to come together under one umbrella to work for the development of the region and also fight elections for a stronger presence. At a meeting chaired by NCP leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma in New Delhi on February... 

India’s Growth Didn’t Reduce Malnutrition: Harvard Study, Malnutrition Less Common In Manipur And Mizoram

BOSTON, March 13: India’s impressive economic growth has not led to reduction in undernutrition among its children, according to a Harvard study that said the government should use its growing revenues for direct investments in aid like food stamps to address the problem. The Harvard School of Public... 

India Is The World’s Largest Arms Importer

India received 9% of the volume of international arms transfers during 2006-10, with Russian deliveries accounting for 82% of Indian arms imports NEW DELHI, Mar 14: The Swedish think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has said that India is the world’s largest arms importer,... 

Experts Map Effects Of 1950 Quake – Study Shows Massive Loss

GUWAHATI, March 13: When an earthquake-ready Japan was swept away, defenceless, by the powerful tremor last Friday, many in Guwahati and the rest of the quake-prone zone began wondering what the damages would be like if the 1950 Assam quake that killed 1,500 people hit the state in 2011. Two scientists... 

Delhi Says No Tribals

ON 8 March, more than 1,000 tribal students demonstrated at the Capital’s Jantar Mantar, claiming that Scheduled Tribe reservation in services/post and educational institutions that has been in practice all over India since 1955, was their “right” and should be continued undisturbed in the National... 

EDITORIAL: Confused Delhi

If Delhi is under the impression that the arrest of RK Meghen will sound the death-knell of insurgency in Manipur, then either they are fools or are being misled by some elements, who have their own agenda drawn up for the future. A movement, whether it is an armed movement or one that is firmly rooted... 

Great Sham: Electrified On paper, But No Power Supply, Pinewood The Only Source Of Light, Ukhrul Village Literally Lives In The Dark Age

Officially electrified, but children of Zingshui have to study under the light of burning pine wood. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. ZINGSHUI (Indo-Myanmar Border), Mar 13: The Government of India’s bold initiative to electrify every nook and cranny of the country by 2012 has turned out to be an unsavory... 

Plebiscite Mobilization

IMPHAL, Mar 13: With the call for plebiscite gaining momentum and reaching the nooks and corners of the State, a public meeting was held yesterday at Pukhao Laipham Imphal East which was organized by Awang Lam Pukhao UMO Unit on the theme “People’s Participation in Resolving The Indo-Manipur... 

Undeterred, Rape Victim Decides To Fight Back

IMPHAL, Mar 13: ‘‘Like me, my husband is also blind. Under the impression that we would not be able to fight back, my chastity had been violated. But I have resolved not to go back until the culprit gets his due punishment’’. These are the words of Thokchom Ranita (33), a blind woman, who has... 
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Molnom Waterfall Latest In Hot Spot List

Newly discovered waterfall. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 13: Adding one more to the many tourist spots of natural beauty and sublime charm, which the State boasts of, a captivating waterfall has been discovered near Mol-nom village under Tengnoupal Assembly Constituency of Chandel district. Molnom... 

Amend Loktak Act: BJP

IMPHAL, Mar 13: BJP vice-president and ex-MLA Salam Ibohal has demanded that the Loktak Lake Protection Act 2006 should be amended within the ongoing Assembly session. Speaking to media persons at BJP office today, Salam Ibohal who is also the spokesperson of BJP State unit said that eviction of phumdi...