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Militarism And The Future Of Democracy In Manipur, Impressions From The Field

While most of the States in Northeast India are slowly but steadily edging towards the resolution of the multiple armed conflicts that have plagued them for decades, Manipur continues to remain unstable. In Assam, the dialogue process is underway with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA). In Nagaland,... 

BRIEF NEWS: April 10, 2011

Cash rewards for farmers IMPHAL, Apr 9: The District Agriculture Officer (DAO), Senapati has announced cash incentives of Rs 30,000, Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively for the best three farmers of Senapati district who can harvest maximum yield in a season. Speaking at an awareness program on crop... 

New Boost To Trans-Border Trade With SE Asia

IMPHAL, Mar 27: In a landmark event and a big boost towards opening and boosting cross-border trade among India, Myanmar and Thailand, a trilateral trade conference was held the Water World, Tamu yesterday. The Thai delegates attending the conference were led by the Thai-Myanmar Border Trade in-charge... 

BRIEF NEWS: March 28, 2011

UPPK refutes IMPHAL, Mar 27 :The United People’s Party of Kangleipak (UPPK) has categorically refuted any connection whatsoever between the party and Amom Rajesh alias Raju Singh (18) s/o A Pishak of Wangoo Tera and Laishram Thoi alias Tomba s/o L Ranjit of Wangoo Chairen Sabal. Amom Rajesh and Laishram... 

BRIEF NEWS: March 27, 2011

Mega camp ends MOREH, Mar 26: The two day mega medical camp facilitated by 31 Assam Rifles under the military civic action program concluded today with the presentation of various items including solar street lights and computers. The medical camp commenced yesterday with 31 AR CO Col Ravroop Singh inaugurating... 

BRIEF NEWS: March 26, 2011

TSE contributor IMPHAL, Mar 25: Regular contributor to The Sangai Express, Dr Budha Kamei has been awarded the post-doctoral fellowship by the Indian Council of Historical Research, Minis-try of Human Resources Development to work on the proposed thesis/research work titled ‘Traditional Village... 

ATSUM Resumes Economic Blockade

LAMKA, Mar 24: Adding more teeth in the charter of demands put before the Govt, the All Tribal Stu-dents’ Union, Manipur has gone ahead and imposed economic-blockades along the State’s two lifelines, as announced earlier. NNN reports that 70 loaded trucks are stranded at Mao Gate. ‘We resumed... 

Press Release: Reporters Assaulted At Assam University, Silchar For Covering Students’ Agitation

Barak Human Rights Protection Committee (BHRPC) has received information regarding an incident of assault on reporters at the Assam University campus at Silchar on 25 February 2011. It is reported that the assault was carried out by the security guards led by the proctor of the university Mr. Manabendra... 

India-ASEAN Business Fair To Leverage Brand India

Delegates at the India-ASEAN business conclave 2011 in New Delhi. India’s search for economic and strategic space in changing world order resulted in ‘Look East’ Policy. The bedrock of this policy is to foster economic and security cooperation with our east neighboring countries. Believing in... 

BRIEF NEWS: February 24, 2011

Hovercrafts arrive The hovercrafts procured from the US to flush out UG from Loktak Lake at the Toubul VDF post. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Fed 23: To flush out UGs from Loktak Lake, Hovercrafts would be inducted in the counter-insurgency operation from next month, SP of Bishnupur district K... 

Rs 26 Crores Road Beautification For State

NEW DELHI Feb 7:  The Ministry of Rural Development has released grant in aid worth Rs. 26, 83, 00,000 crores (Rs. Twenty six crores and eighty three lakhs only) for construction of rural roads in Manipur under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). The sum is from the special window created in NABARD... 

Rupee Drops On Weak Shares; Inflation Eyed

At 10:55am, the partially convertible rupee was at Rs 45.30/31 per dollar, 0.15% weaker than its Rs 45.24/25 close on Thursday MUMBAI, Jan 14: The rupee fell on Friday tracking losses in local shares, which raised worries of foreign investors continuing to pull out funds from Asia’s third-largest... 

North-East Projected As Investment Destination

Tea plantations, one of the many avenues for investment. Projecting northeast as an attractive investment destination and setting 2017 as target year to bring all state capitals under railway and air network besides launching several social sector projects were some of initiatives taken by Centre in...