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Delivering Resources To People —In The Context Of Manipur—

On the April 10, 2009 issue of this newspaper, I had written an article titled ‘Hill Millionaires’. This article was written soon after my return from Ukhrul district where I had gone to plan for an Integrated Watershed Development Project (IWDP). I had described in this article how, by growing Kiwi... 

The True Picture Of Hills And Valley People Of Manipur, Issues Within And Outside: Examination Of Neo-Classical Fundamental Axiomatic Approach To Understand The Dynamic

To what shall I compare with the society of multi- ethnic groups living both in the hills and valley namely, Tribal, Meiteis and Muslim and others? I considered them as a distinct and each club of orange pieces holding together becoming one orange, which is seen after being peeled out the outer cover... 
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EDITORIAL: Wah! Wah! Mr. CM

Politics or politicians, especially of the breed we find here, never cease to amaze us. It was only back in 2006, that the SPF Government, then headed by Mr. Ibobi too had hounded all those who dared to take the public platform and push for the call of a plebiscite mooted by the UNLF. The story of how... 

A Case Of A Job Half Done Or Face Of Corruption Surfacing? Khuga Canal Breaches Again

A view of the breached portion of Khuga canal. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 17: The Khuga Dam Project, inaugurated just about three months back on November 12 last year by UPA Chair-person Sonia Gandhi has started developing more intense damages. Even as the portion of the dam’s canal breached... 

CPI MLA Points Out The Vulnerable Areas In Case Of A Japan Like Disaster, Mangi Stresses On The Need For Preparedness

IMPHAL, Mar 17: It is time to learn a lesson or two from the tragedy that quake-hit Japan is going through today and necessary pre-cautionary measures should be taken up in States like Manipur which fall within one of the five seismic zones, MLA N Mangi of CPI observed in the Assembly today. The earthquake... 

Another Case Of Disappearance? HC Not Amused

IMPHAL, Mar 17: The Gauhati High Court has expressed dissatisfaction with the investigation report prepared on the disappearance of an Imphal youth after being picked up by suspected army personnel about a month back Longjam Suresh (32) of Top Siphai Mayai Leikai village in Imphal West and another local... 

Plebiscite Call Picks Up Velocity

IMPHAL, Mar 17: The call for plebiscite to resolve the Indo-Manipur conflict is steadily gaining momentum with a public meeting endorsing earlier resolutions adopted during similar public meetings that people should be taken into confidence while resolving     the conflict situation. The public meeting... 

O Joy Reminds Duty Of Ministers

IMPHAL, Mar 17: ‘‘If you are a Minister, be a good Minister instead of just acting, and if not suitable to the post, then resign’’, the fire brand Opposition MLA O Joy has stated in the Assembly today. Putting up a token cut motion during the discussion on the demands of Council of Ministers... 

A Children Home Sans Children

IMPHAL, Mar 17: Apart from lack of basic infrastructures, no inmates were found in a Children Home being run with grant-in-aid from the State Govt in Chan-del district of Manipur. Yet, the Destitute Children Home at Liwachaning village of Chandel district has been receiving grant-in-aid from the State... 

Sharmila’s Fast Is A Crime, Says Ibobi

IMPHAL, Mar 17: The fast unto death agitation being taken up by Irom Chanu Sharmila is against the law. Therefore, in accordance to law, she is being released after completing her detention period and will be rearrested if she continues with her stir, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh, who is also in charge... 

March To Parliament Rally

IMPHAL, Mar 17: In all 356 members of different trade unions and departments of Manipur Government have taken part in the ‘March to Parliament Rally’ on February 23, said Co-ordinator of Coordination Committee of Trade unions, Manipur L Sotinkumar. Briefing mediapersons at Manipur Press Club today,... 

AMKIL Flays Landhoni’s Arrest

IMPHAL, Mar 17: Strongly condemning detention of M Landhoni by the National Investigative Agency (NIA), Apunba Manipur Kanba Ima Lup (Amkil) has demanded release of the woman without any condition. Speaking to newspersons at Manipur press Club today, Amkil president Ph Shakhi asserted that womenfolk... 

Vehicles Vandalized On Ukhrul Road

IMPHAL, Mar 17: Even as the indefinite bandh called in connection with the death of Naoba on Imphal–Ukhrul road since last morning is not very effective, suspected bandh supporters have been targeting passenger buses and other private vehicles randomly. Contending that Yendrembam Naoba of Kongpal...