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‘Fast Unto Death Out Of Place In Today’s India’

While Anna Hazare‘s campaign received clamorous popular support, it is unlikely to set a precedent. NEW DELHI: On Day 2 of his fast unto death at Jantar Mantar, Anna Hazare turned to face his companions fasting along with him. “For a corn cob (bhutta) to grow, a corn pod (dana) must be sacrificed... 

Terror-Free Assam Eyes A New Script

For the first time in decades, development rather than extremist violence or rhetoric takes centre stage NALBARI/NAGAON/BARPETA (Assam): Nankarbhaira village in Assam’s Nalbari district saw a lavish wedding last year after many decades. Free from the fear of insurgency, this village is now leading... 

Invasion From The North-East

Choto Babu – the special name by which I call my little grand-nephew, not so little considering he is in class two going on to three – cannot decide what was greater fun: India winning the cricket World Cup or his father taking the impromptu decision to take the family out to M G Road to celebrate... 

Private High English Schools Contributing Quality Education

In Manipur, Government recognized private English High Schools (particularly the Missionary) are producing till date quality students much more than their Government counterparts. Some major factors responsible for the academic achievements are: (a) integration of nursery and kindergarten classes to... 

Retail Management And The Career Opportunity

What is Retail Management? People generally know what business management is. However, in the North-East Region, there is a slight confusion when one comes across the word—“Retail Management”. In real term, retail is the breaking of bulk into units. For example, it is the breaking of 500 Puma T-shirts... 

Cheiraoba – The Meitei New Year Day

This year, Sajibu Cheiraoba, an important traditional festival of the Meiteis was held on April 4. This festival is celebrated on two different days – Sajibu Nongma Panba, the first day of Sajibu celebrated by traditional Sanamahi Laningthou and Charak Pujah on April 14 celebrated by the believers... 

Militarization, Its Effects On Socio-Economic & Political Life In NE

Heavy militarization in the region has great impact on the governance of the people and food security. In the name of maintaining law and order, the State used military forces to suppress the democratic rights of the people. People are threatened when they raise their voice against any injustices meted... 

Barua-Rajkhowa Gulf Not That Unbridgeable

ULFA’S elusive self-styled ULFA commander-in-chief Paresh Barua now seizes every opportunity that comes his way to stay in the public eye and also make his outfit’s presence felt. On 28 March, the day Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was to arrive in Guwahati for an election campaign, Barua loyalists... 

Looking South Makes Sense

LOOKING south from the North-east region of India does not in any way imply that we look at the states of South India, one of which is the homeland of Union home minister P Chidambaram. Indeed, going by what was Wikileaked, Chidambaram would just as well have nothing to do with North India, much less... 

Manipur’s Cinematic Journey

MORE than 40 feature and non-feature films packaged the first-of-a-kind Manipuri Film Festival entitled “Nongpokthong – The Eastern Gate” held in Delhi last month. Screened at various colleges like Jawaharlal Nehru University and Jamia Millia Islamia, the presence of Manipuri filmmakers, directors,... 

EDITORIAL: Rule Of The Mob

It doesn’t need the intelligence or specialization or expertise of rocket science technology to understand that there is something basically wrong with the Government when its citizens increasingly start to take the law into their own hands and mobocracy becomes the thumb rule, rather than the... 

Tangkhul Bodies Renounce Phungyar District Demand … Back Alternative Arrangement Call, Echo UNC’s Stand

Phungyar AC MLA Wungnaoshang Keishing. Image Credit: Sangai Photo UKHRUL, Apr 11:  Several Tangkhul frontal organizations have unanimously denounced the vocal demand raised by the Phungyar District Demand Committee terming it as an immature political gimmick. The decision of the Tangkhul civil society... 
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National Dedication Day

IMPHAL, Apr 11: Commemorating the 161st death anniversary of Maharaja Narasingh, National Dedication Day, 2011 was observed under the aegis of Maharaj Narasingh Memorial Committee, Imphal at Kangla Fort here today. Lok Sabha MP Dr Th Meinya Singh led the people in laying floral wreaths at the memorial...