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INTERVIEW: Farooq Ahmed And His Passion For Rewriting History

Farooq Ahmed. Image Credit: TwoCircles.net A book, “Manipuri Muslims: Historical Perspectives 615-2000 CE,” authored by Farooque Ahmed was released in Imphal recently. The author talks to Anjuman Ara Begum of TwoCircles.net about Manipuri Muslims and about his work. Qs. What inspired you... 

Children’s Court Condemns ‘Act Of Intolerance’

THE pressing need to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, was once again emphasized last week in Imphal — this time at a children’s mock parliament organized by the Justice for Peace Foundation and various human rights activists to mark 53 years of the enactment of what has come to... 

Spirit Of Plebiscite Vs Spirit Of Manipur

1. In this conflict-ridden situation, the announcement by Shri RK Meghen @ Sanayaima, UNLF Chief to hold a plebiscite to end Indo-Manipur confrontation has been construed by various individuals and organizations in divergent ways. Mostly civil society organizations (CSOs) are taking it as a means to... 

EDITORIAL: A Fresh Look At Democracy! Focusing On The Governed

Perhaps the time has come for a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of democracy for the situation in Manipur demands that we go beyond the “Government for the people, by the people and of the people,” understanding of democracy, with due respect to Abraham Lincoln. Democracy as we understand... 
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Six Hurt In Thoubal Clan Clash

The charred remains after the clash between two clans. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Jun 2: At least six persons sustained injuries while five houses and a grocery shop were reduced to ashes following a clash between two clans with a history of past rivalries at Sangaiyumpham Cherapur in Thoubal... 

PM Convenes Meet To Discuss Incomplete Projects In Manipur On June 4, Pending Projects In PM’s Mind, Doles In CM’s Mind

IMPHAL, Jun 2: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has convened a meeting at New Delhi on June 4 to discuss issues related to completion of the various pending projects being undertaken in Manipur. During the meeting, which will also be attended by various Union Ministers, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh will... 
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Rs 6.41 Cr NEC Balm For Power Sector In State

NEW DELHI, Jun 2: The North Eastern Council released a sum of Rs 6.41 crores for renovation and modernization of 132/33KV Sub-Station at Yurembam and for construction of seven other schemes in the capacity of 10 KW in Manipur during the year 2010-11. A sum of Rs 5 crores were sanctioned for renovation... 

Lok Ayukta In Place, So No Lokpal Bill: Cabinet

IMPHAL, Jun 2: The Government of Manipur will be writing to the Centre expressing reservation against implementation of Lokpal Bill in a State where Lok Ayuka is already enforced. With the Centre asking the opinion of the State Government on Lokpal Bill, a meeting of the SPF Cabinet held today discussed... 

MLA Anand For Political Steps To Check Influx

IMPHAL, Jun 2: Taking serious note of the incessant influx of non-local people, MLA RK Anand has emphasized on the need to check the influx through political means. As part of their campaign to seek opinions of MLAs and Ministers about their demand to enforce Inner Line Permit System in Manipur, Federation... 

Manipur Rural Bank Distributes Loans

IMPHAL, Jun 2: An amount of Rs 15,000 each has been distributed to beneficiaries of four farmers’ organizations of Imphal East district. The financial assistance was provided at a Credit Awareness cum Disbursement Camp organized today at Kangla Sangomshang community hall under the sponsorship of Manipur...