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Pawns In Conflict Zones

In conflict areas such as Manipur, civil society is transformed into an extension of the conflict zone, with each conflicting party setting up its own ‘civil society’ proxies — including student wings, women’s wings and civil rights campaigns. Pradip Phanjoubam reports Imager Credit:... 

Do Those Against Corruption Know About Irom Sharmila?

It was fashionable to be patriotic during the Kargil war and now it is fashionable to be fighters against corruption, thanks to Anna Hazare. Within days of the fast of the veteran Gandhian’s understandable ire against the delay in creating a Lokpal Act, the English media channels and their partners-in-arms,... 

Press Release: Landlord Attacked A North East Brother And Sister In Delhi

North East Support Centre & Helpline RZ 61, 4th Floor, Palam Vihar, Dwarka, New Delhi 110075. Tel 25084561 For more information, please contact Madhu Chandra – Spokesperson New Delhi, April 12, 2011 (11:45 hrs) ——————————————————- Landlord... 

China Entices Myanmar As India Struggles To ‘Look East’

The Chinese National Petroleum Corporation has offered aid worth $6 million to Myanmar for building hospitals. This is no philanthropy, but an exercise aimed at pushing Myanmar to speed up laying the planned 878 km-long crude pipeline. In other words, a move to secure China’s access to Myanmar’s... 

Women Hurdle Health Challenges To Save Manipur

Conflict has marked life in India‘s northeastern state of Manipur for over six decades now. It has affected the lives of people, especially women in many direct and indirect ways. This is a region where even something as basic as clean drinking water is scarce. In many areas, people use either... 

EDITORIAL: Ethnic Boundaries

Has Phungyar Assembly Constituency MLA, Wungnaoshang Keishing bitten off more than he can chew, in the face of the strong opposition raised against his “brain child,” which is the transformation of Phungyar Assembly Constituency to a full fledged revenue district. On the surface, the MLA’s... 

Muck And Dirt Surface In YAS Department, Questionable Promotion Prompts Strike, YAS Office Building, Two Vehicles Torched

The partially burnt Bolero and office rooms of YAS after it was attacked and set on fire by unidentifed miscreants. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Apr 12: Miscreants set on fire the office building and two vehicles (Boleros) of the Youth Affairs and Sports Department located inside Khuman Lampak... 

Plebiscite Meeting

IMPHAL, Apr 12: As adopted elsewhere in similar public meetings held earlier on the topic “Indo-Manipur Conflict and People’s Participation in Resolving the Conflict, a public meeting held at Keirak Bamon Lampak on April 10 unanimously adopted three resolutions. The first resolution was people should... 
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Seminars Conclude

IMPHAL, Apr 12: A two-day long seminar on the theme of ‘Women in science and social science in North East India’, which was underway at Imphal College, concluded today. The valedictory function of the seminar was attended by Ambassador of Cuba in India Miguel Angel Ramirez Ramos as chief guest and... 

Sharmila Indifferent To Delhi’s Indifference

IMPHAL, Apr 12 : Irom Sharmila has termed the attention and acknowledgement extended to the four day fast launched by Anna Hazare while ignoring her more than her 10 years old struggle against the draconian Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, as discriminatory and unfair. “The Government of India may... 

FATYCM Demands White Paper On MOBC Projects

IMPHAL, Apr 12: Federation of All Tribal Youth Clubs Manipur (FATYCM) has submitted on Monday a representation to the minister of Rural Development, Minorities and Other Backward Classes, underscoring rampant flouting of reservation norms in the department and has sought white paper on projects undertaken... 

Security Forces Nab 12 UG Cadres

IMPHAL, Apr 12: Altogether 12 cadres belonging to different UG outfits have been apprehended by security forces in the last couple of days. A press release issued by the Imphal West SP informed that five PREPAK cadres were arrested by Imphal West commandos and 12th MLI from Hiyangthang Bazar at about... 
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Shumang Leela Day Observed

IMPHAL, Apr 12: The 10th Shumang Leela Day cum presentation of Thokchom Iboyaima Award for 2011 was held under the aegis of Manipur State Shumang Leela Council (MSSLC) at the auditorium of Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen, Palace Compound here today. Participating in the function as chief guest, Ambassador...