Plebiscite Call

IMPHAL, Apr 22: ‘‘People want peace. They do not want any form of atrocities and violence. So armed conflict should be resolved’’, social activist N Bimol has exhorted. Speaking as a resource person in a public discussion session ‘Manipur– India conflict and its resolution through public participation’ organized by Phoijing Awang Apunba Nupi Lup at Phoijing Community hall today, Bimol...

Prospects Of Youth & Sports Discussed

IMPHAL, Apr 22: A day-long discussion on ‘The future prospect of youth and sports movement in Manipur’ was held at Manipur Press Club today. Organized by Sports Movement Committee, Manipur in collaboration with Sports Lovers of Manipur, the discussion was moderated by RK Ranendrajit. In his observance, RK Ranendrajit said that sports is a part of education and through education, we mould the character...

BRIEF NEWS: April 23, 2011

UG held with arms IMPHAL, Apr 22: A combined force of Imphal West district police commandos and 43 Assam Rifles have reportedly arrested one cadre of the proscribed KCP-MC (Lamyanba Khuman) group along with arms. According to police report, the cadre identified as Yumnam Surjit alias Abung (27) s/o late Mani of Motbung Meitei Leikai was arrested during a search operation conducted by the combined team...

EDITORIAL: When Silenced Guns Talk!

It is a given that the full military might of India will never be able to wipe out a group of rebels, fighting for a cause (Read sovereignty) they believe in and it is also equally true that far from realizing their ultimate objective, no armed group, especially those operating in the North East region has been able to ‘liberate’ a single village. Some may differ with this view point, in the context...

Free Media In Burma Still A Mixed Bag

IMPHAL, Apr 21: Re-calling that freedom of expression or the existence of a free and independent media went up in smoke, after the military seized power and imposed Martial Law in Myanmar in 1962, the State has gagged freedom of speech and the existence of a free and fair media. Delivering a talk on the subject, “Freedom of Expression and Media in Burma” at Manipur University today, Chief Editor,...

BRIEF NEWS: April 22, 2011

Maunday Thursday Lessons for today’s rulers MPCC-(I)-chief-Gaikhangam-and-others-washing-the-feet-of-elders. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Apr 21: Centre Church of the Manipur Baptist Convention came alive to the spirit of Maunday Thursday, which is a religious rite before Good Friday and recalls the humility of Lord Jesus Christ, who washed the feet of his disciples during the Last Supper. The...

No One Is Smiling In Manipur!!!

Welcome to SMILE-LESS State—MANIPUR. No one is smiling here. If you smile in this part of India, you could be suspected as abnormal being. ‘But’, you may say: ‘I use to see Chief Minister Ibobi Singh smiling from time to time’. Don’t take me wrong. I tell you, those were not natural smiles. Those were fake smiles—smiles of deception. He only smiles when inaugurating new developmental...

BRIEF NEWS: April 21, 2011

Body expresses concern IMPHAL, Apr 20: Zeliangrong Students’ Union Manipur (ZSUM) has claimed to have unearthed various substandard Govt construction works during their visit at different Zeliangrong inhabited areas. ZSUM said that the construction of Old Cachar road/Tongjei Maril between Leimatak Bridge and Luwanglon Khullen has not been done well. It further claimed that Rs 2.70 crores has been...

BRIEF NEWS: April 20, 2011

ZSU thanks IMPHAL, Apr 19: The All Zeliangrong Students’ Union has conveyed gratitude to the general public, civil organizations and student bodies and all those who contributed in making the 48 hours bandh a success in all Zeliangrong areas of Manipur. A press release issued by the AZSU claimed that all the alleged false propaganda of 11 AR and security forces to cover up their past misdeeds and...

BRIEF NEWS: April 18, 2011

Two UG cadres held IMPHAL, Apr 17: One KCP cadre identified as Waikhom Tomba alias Naoton (20) s/o W Bokulchandra of Hiyanglam Waikhom Leikai was apprehended by Thoubal commandos from Wabagai Tera Pishak at about 3.30 pm yesterday. A press release issued by the office of Thoubal SP     further informed about the arrest of one PREPAK cadre from Khangabok Lamlong at about 5.20 pm yesterday. The PREPAK...

Ambush Death Toll Rises To 8, State Mourns

CM leads others in paying homage to victims killed in the ambush. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Apr 16: The death toll in yesterday’s am-bush by unidentified armed gunmen on MLA of Phungyar Assembly Constituency Wungnaoshang Keishing and his convoy party has risen to eight with one more injured victim succumbing. On the other hand, full State honor has been given to the six Manipur Rifles personnel...

Many Flay Ambush On MLA, Escort Party

IMPHAL, Apr 16: Cutting across community line and boundaries, many organizations have come out strongly against the ambush laid on MLA of Phungyar Assembly Constituency Wungnaoshang Keishing and his convoy that left as many as seven police personnel and one civilian killed while many others were wounded. Five Tangkhul village heads and a civil organization voiced condemnation on the assassination attempt...

BRIEF NEWS: April 16, 2011

MSAD decries racial attack IMPHAL, Apr 15: The Manipur Students’ Association Delhi (MSAD) has strongly condemned the alleged racial attack on three members of a family belonging to Hmar community of Manipur residing at Munirka, New Delhi by some local people on April 12. It was a manifestation of the racism deeply ingrained among mainland Indians towards the people of North East, the MSAD alleged...