60 Trucks Stranded In Assam As Blockade Chokes NH-53, Jiri Demand For District Intensifies

A file picture of NH-53 and map of Jiribam sub-division. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Jun 13: At least sixty loaded freight trucks bound for Imphal have been stranded at Jirighat in Assam as the five-day economic blockade on National Highway 53 entered the third day today following the demand for a full fledged Jiribam district intensified. Jiribam is situated on the Manipur-Assam border which...

Motley Group, Crucial Issue

Face of a bandh (File Photo) Manipur has many dubious distinctions to its credit and if not for anything else, at least this land will be known to the international community as a weird place inhabited by a weirder group of people. This is the land which has become notorious for the frequent bandhs and economic blockades and yet this is also the same place where people have learnt to take everything...

Dip In Mercury Sends Charcoal Prices Soaring

Charcoal selling has suddenly become the latest market bug IMPHAL, Dec 23: With the onset of winter and cold waves gripping Manipur for the last few days, the price of charcoal in the market has been soaring in direct proportion to its demand. At one time, every household in Manipur used to have Phunga that kept the house warm. But such fireplaces in the houses have given way to electrical appliances....

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 of the TSS as of now is any indication, later than sooner the flicking of the three traffic lights...

Blockade In Manipur And Not In Nagaland! – What Does It Mean?

Here are a few things that we need to get used to before we even consider thinking what blockading NH 39 in the Manipur Sector and NH 53 mean. The supporters of the Ceasefire Extension in Manipur really believed that a Greater Nagaland was happening. Looking at the situation now, what does it mean, when Manipur-bound trucks are stranded at Zakhama. Zakhama is in Nagaland. If the Nagas of Nagaland were...