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Tehelka Exposé Comes True: Assam Rifles Stages ‘Surrender’

Top police officials call the Tehelka report baseless, but local journalists are convinced of its authenticity GUWAHATI, Jun 14: The Tehelka exposé on the fake surrender of militants in Manipur has come true. On Tuesday, 41 cadres of the People’s United Liberation Front (PULF), including its three... 

40 PULF Cadres Lay Down Arms

IMPHAL, Jun 14: In a landmark event, 40 cadres of a PULF faction led by its leader Umar Farooque and one cadre of KCP (Nando group) surrendered to the Government today together with Umar Farooque himself. In a ‘home-coming ceremony’ held at Hqs IG AR (South) at Mantripukhri today, the 41 cadres led... 
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Assam Rifles To Parade Poor Youth In Fake Surrendering Drama

The youth will be made to surrender in front of CM O Ibobi Singh, while arms have come from Kuki militants Umar Farooq. Image Credit: Tehelka Around 45 youth from Thoubal, the home constituency of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, will surrender before him on Tuesday, 14 June, creating a stir... 

AMUCO Notes Delhi’s Divisive Policies

IMPHAL, Jun 14: For the last 63 years since India became independent, the Government of India has been continuously pursuing the policy of ‘divide and rule’ in the North East region which they inherited from their British masters. One undeniable testimony was the Bangkok Declaration of June 14, 2001... 

Cement Factory On Revival Path?

IMPHAL, Jun 14: The total Limestone deposits found in Manipur is estimated to be around 20 million tonnes and at least five firms including local as well as outside based ones have approached the Government for taking up the responsibility of reviving the Cement factory which had been abolished on account... 
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Trees Skinned Alive Despite Social Forestry

IMPHAL, Jun 14: Forest Department may have planted numerous trees along the road side under its Social Forestry program to help in maintaining the environment. But today these trees on the road side have been stripped of their protective bark to have natural death for use as fire woods. Along the stretch... 

Peace In Sight, ULFA Victims Speak Up

As the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) prepares for peace talks with the Centre, the victims of its terror demand a say in the process. FOR 18 YEARS, Bhobendra Chandra Kalita, 48, has been lying crippled in his house at Chamatiapara of Assam’s Darrang district. Almost every night, he has nightmares... 

The Women’s Movement In Manipur As Reflected In The Text ‘Meira Paibee.’

The resistance movement in Manipur, which is aimed at protecting the democratic rights of the Manipuris, is distinguished by Manipuri women voluntarily grouping themselves into Meira Paibees. The Meira Paibee movement reveals the present state of the political structure in Manipur which perpetuates undemocratic... 

Manipur Mortgaged

Introduction Specter of economic crisis looms over Manipur. It is a crisis characterized by: (a) dependence on the import of commodity and money, (b) capital accumulation at the market dominantly controlled by Indian monopolists that the drain wealth of the people, (c) corruption, misappropriation and... 

Local Dynamics, Universal Context: Border Trading Through Moreh, Manipur

A small hill town in the state of Manipur bordering Myanmar, Moreh has come to be the focus of a great deal of attention since it was declared a Free Trade Zone by the Government of India in 1995. Though there are literally no reliable official estimates of the volume of the trade that passes through...