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Ethnic Identity, Conflict And Responses

THE North-East is a challenge to the Indian nation state. With more than 200 ethnic groups in the region, each asserting its “unique” identity and claim for political space, conflicts are inevitable. Identity formation is a complex process. The composite Naga identity, for instance, is a construct,... 

Gender Bias In Manipuri Society —A Reappraisal—

The lofty height of idealism on “Equality” as enshrined in the Preamble to the Constitution of India is a manifestation of anti-climax of inequality which has been in existence in the traditional Indian society. Equality being the cardinal value of the Constitution of India as against the background... 

EDITORIAL: Delhi To Imphal

Times, they are a changing, so goes one of the unforgettable lyrics penned by Bob Dylan, who is a poet, song writer, musician and entertainer rolled into one and with this in mind it is not hard to put one’s finger on the finer nuances and essence of the observation, ‘the only constant in life is... 

Shutdown Diktat Protested

Sit-in protest against Kangla Food Products, Nambol shutdown diktat of KCP-MTF. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 12: Employees of Kangla Food Products, Nambol today staged sit-in protest in front of its factory in denunciation of the armed outfit KCP-MTF proclaiming ban on the activities of the... 

Appointment Irregularities Demeans RD&PR

IMPHAL, May 12: Irregularities in the appointment process in Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Department of the State Government is said to be so rampant that appointments of many employees were found to have been terminated just 3/4 days after issuance of their appointment orders but allowed to... 

12 State Natives Among The Best Of The Country

IMPHAL, May 12: Contrary to initial report in this daily with regard to number of successful candidates from Manipur in the Civil Services examination 2010 conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, a total of 12 candidates have defied all odds to be among the best in the country. The success... 

Ukhrul Villagers Still Living In The ‘Dark Age’

Church bell hanging from an electric pole in. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 12: Number of villagers in three remote villages under Phungyar Sub-Division of Ukhrul district, who have died without ever seeing the light of electricity in their life, is growing. This is despite that fact in the... 

Manipur Hill Village Authority Act Flayed

IMPHAL, May 12: Chair-man of Committee on Protection of Tribal Areas, Manipur Letpu Haokip has expressed strong opposition against amendment of The Manipur (Village Authorities in Hill Areas) Act, 1956 in any form. Participating in a daylong seminar on ‘The Manipur (Village Authorities in Hill Areas)... 

Tamenglong To Host Bharat Nirman Campaign

IMPHAL, May 12: Under the objective of creating create extensive awareness on Central-sponsored welfare schemes launched or implemented in the State, with particular emphasis in the remote areas, various events would be organized in Tamenglong district headquarters as a part of Bharat Nirman campaign. Speaking... 

Animals Vaccinated At Chanam Sandrok Village

IMPHAL, May 12: In the collaboration of Department of Veterinary personnel and volunteers of Keirao Bitra Loumee Lup, social worker N Itomba Meetei today initiated a vaccination program of domestic animals at Chanam Sandrok village. The vaccination program, during which BQ and HS were administered to... 

National Florence Nightingale Awards, 3 State Nurses Among 33 Awardees

NEW DELHI, May 12: The President of India Pratibha Devisingh Patil today presented National Florence Nightingale Awards 2011 to 35 meritorious nursing personnel of the country at Rashtrapati Bhawan here on the occasion of International Nurses Day. Konsam Satrabati Devi, Vungkhoniang and Thongam Binodini... 

Dr Meinya In Indian Delegation To Vietnam

NEW DELHI May 12: Seven-member Indian Parliamentary delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will leave for Vietnam tomorrow on a bilateral visit to enhance the ties between India and Vietnam which is the centre of India’s Look East Policy. The delegation will stay in Vietnam till May 17, 2011. During... 

Naga Militants Kill Businessman In Dimapur

DIMAPUR, May 12: A prominent businessman from Dimapur has been murdered after abducting him for ransom by Naga militants. The dead body of Md Israr was found shot dead on Thursday early morning at 7th mile in Dimapur, near Essar Petrol Pump after he was abducted on Tuesday for ransom. In this connection,...