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PDS, Power Issues Dominate House Talks, Manipur Bid To Beat Blockades

IMPHAL, Dec 22: At the proposal of the State Government, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has taken up steps to set up a Rail Fed Depot at Malom that would have the capacity of stocking petroleum products for 90 days, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Y Erabot informed the House... 

Alternative Arrangement Not On The Agenda, Asserts N Biren

IMPHAL, Dec 5: After MPP’s strong worded inquisition into the motive and agenda of the tripartite talk held at Senapati on December 3 involving officials of both State and Central Governments and representatives of the UNC, SPF spokesperson N Biren has categorically clarified that the question... 

ANSAM Against UG Rehab Camps In Hill Areas

IMPHAL, Nov 17: The All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) has strongly opposed the decision of the State Government to confine the surrendered ‘valley based underground activists’ in the designated camp attached to State forces headquarters in the hills. ANSAM said hill... 

Senapati Rally Demands Expeditious Peace Process

IMPHAL, Oct 29: A large number of Nagas turned out at the Senapati rally on October 26 demanding expedition of the on- going Naga peace process. The rallyists submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister in this regard. However, it was not clear through which channel the memorandum was submitted. The... 

Bland Joke From SPF: Fuel Black Market To Be Checked!

IMPHAL, Oct 16: Though it may be late, the State Govt has finally initiated certain measures to check sale of petroleum products in black markets in view of the continued shortage of these commodities. The Consumer  Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Commissioner  sent a written instruction to the... 

Manipur Under Eye-conomics Scanner!

Writing this article in lighter vein, the base of this therefore is not on any scientific research work, nor of any extension of economic theories, nor of any economic survey; but simply on pure observation which I called EYE-CONOMICS! The Traffic Signal System [TSS] – a second debut If installation... 

UNC, State Govt, Center Take First Step To Break Ice

IMPHAL, Sep 21 : Taking, perhaps, the first step towards breaking the ice of discord between the United Naga Council and the Congress led SPF Government, a tripartite talk involving the said two parties as well as the Centre started today at North Block, New Delhi. The meeting primarily dwelt on the... 

“IT’S THE ECONOMY, STUPID” – Sixty Six Days Of Misery: Manipur Under Economic Blockade

A single day’s bandh in India causes a loss of Rs. 13,000 crores. Now imagine a bandh that goes on for 66 days! Imagine life under seize, even without a war! Imagine the challenges a community reporter faces while reporting this bandh! ON JULY 5, the opposition parties of India called for a nationwide... 

Economic Blockade: ‘Really Serving Any Purpose?’

Manipur is a geographically disadvantaged State being landlocked and located at one extreme of India. The State is serviced by two main surface arteries National Highway NH-39 and NH-53 from rest of the country. This natural disadvantage of the State is being exploited by vested interests often in clamping... 

Who Said Nagalim Is Utopia?

Bad new makes eminent good news for the Northeast! The oft-repeated whine that the region does not make it to national media headlines was compensated by the media bombardment on 24×7 news channels over the 68-day blockade of Manipur’s lifeline, National Highway 39, by the All Naga Students’...