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AMCO Meet To Combat Drug Abuse In Manipur

IMPHAL, April 02: Taking a serious note of the multi-pronged problems, including drug abuse and “massive malpractices” in elections, the All Manipur Christian Organization (Amco) will hold a consultative meeting here on Monday. An umbrella organization of all Christian groups of strife-torn... 

Militants Threat Affecting Telecom Service Of Manipur

IMPHAL, April 03: Frequent extortion demands and attacks on telecom company staff by militants is severely affecting the functioning of telecom service providers in Manipur. Recently, a tower caretaker was attacked in Imphal. It was the second incident in Manipur where telecom employees were attacked. On... 

As India Rises, Northeast State Wracked By Chaos

In his years as a police officer in the badlands of Manipur, Khaidem Muhi had his weapon seized by insurgents so many times that he was banned from the force for 12 years. Back on the job last month, the 50-year-old was guarding the home of a government official when a homemade grenade, tossed from a... 

Delhi Trader Helped Us Uncover NSCN Gun-Running: NIA

NEW DELHI, April 02: A WEST Delhi trader helped the National Investigation Agency (NIA) track the contacts of NSCN (IM) to a Thailand-based shipping agency. The Naga insurgent outfit was taking the help of shipping agent Kittichai Rimkeeratikul to transport consignment of arms and ammunition from China... 

RTE Act: Imperiling Public Education

Most private schools are not elite at all, contrary to public perception, and the Right to Education Act will let them run amok at the expense of the public education system, writes E S Ramamurthy. The economics of owning and running a Ration Shop, the familiar name for the outlets in our Public Distribution... 

Notorious “Golden Triangle”: India’s Golden Opportunity

The Golden Triangle is an area of around 350,000 sq. kms. that overlaps the mountain regions of Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan Province of China. The Golden Triangle is infamous for being one of the most extensive opium-producing areas in the world since the 1950s. Opium-based products from... 

Vultures Eye Of China On North-East Bharat – II

Our country’s greatest security threat is methodically expanding its spheres of influence into the traditionally unstable regions of troubled Northeast, latest analysis reports of the South Asian Intelligence Review published said: As per the report, CPI (Maoist) under a strategy to rope in sub-national... 

Railhead Promises And Attendant Parochialism

MOST in the North-East will probably not read much into the Union railway minister’s assurance that in seven years all state capitals in the region will be linked by rail. As of now, Assam (Guwahati) and Tripura (Agartala) are connected, and Nagaland (main railhead Dimapur) and Manipur (Jiribam) are... 

Press Release: Kuki Movement For Human Rights

KUKI MOVEMENT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Post Box-52, IMPHAL – 795001 Manipur, INDIA E-mail: kumhur96@yahoo.com For Press Release Christian response to the prevailing situation in the present so-called North East India and North West Burma (Myanmar) Introduction: The title “Christian response to the prevailing... 

Mizoram, Act Fast!

My father often narrated to me that the first Council office and the entire budget of Mizo District Council, at the outset, was run with funds borrowed from Mr. Pasung (or Pachhunga), known to be the richest man in the area in those days. Mr. Pasung was a Hmar. Lusei speaking group in Mizo District,... 

Child Marriage, Drug Abuse And Unemployment In Manipur

Spring season is the most enchanting and serene of all seasons. Plants revitalize and bloom with colorful scented flowers. This season is where every weather elements are synchronized providing the finest time of marriage. Cosmic factors and other factors also favor marriage and this is the reason for... 

Elections come And Go, But The Immigrant Issue Goes On Forever

A quarter century post the Assam Accord, political parties in the state still seek votes on the issue of illegal Bangladeshi immigration, reports KUNAL MAJUMDER THE BORDER district of Dhubri, sandwiched between the Brahmaputra and Gangadhar rivers in Assam, has traditionally been a river port. After... 

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...