Making A Deal For Manipur

Positions have hardened to the point of great imminent violence in the state: there may not be a Manipur as we know it. A file photo of NSCN (I-M) cadres. The greatest bulwark against an NSCN (I-M) assault is the Indian Army, its adjunct force Assam Rifles and paramilitaries like the Central Reserve Police Force. Image Credit: AFP The middle-aged Naga rebel looks out of the window. Hard rain masks...

Parijat Sounds Death Knell Of Govt Without CPI

IMPHAL, Apr 25: CPI has not cohabited with the Congress party. It has only become a partner in the formation of the Government in consideration of some important issues of the State, veteran Communist leader and Minister of Agriculture & CADA in the ruling SPF Government Ph Parijat has stated. Addressing the 31st local conference of Communist Party of India (CPI) organized by Sugnu Local Council,...

Stage Set For First Phase Assam Assembly Polls, Baruah’s Threat Hangs Heavy In The Air

GUWAHATI, Apr 3: The stage is all set for the first phase of Assam assembly polls in 62 of the 126 constituencies to be held amid tight security in 13 districts tomorrow. Polling personnel assigned to far-flung areas have already left for their stations since Friday and those near to the district or sub-divisional headquarters were scheduled to leave by this evening, official sources said. A variety...

Asian Declaration For Regional Co-Operation

IMPHAL, Dec 9: The International conference of the Asian political parties held under the theme of ‘˜Asia’s quest for a better tomorrow’ at Phnom Penh, the capital of Kingdom of Cambodia from December 1 to 4 has adopted a declaration for making the 21st century as Asian century through promotion of regional co-operation. Representatives of 89 political parties from 36 Asian countries...

Manipur CPI Seeks Sana Yaima

IMPHAL, Nov. 20: The Manipur unit of the CPI has contacted the Bangladesh Communist Party to find the whereabouts of Sana Yaima, the chairman of the UNLF. CPI general secretary A.B. Bardhan yesterday contacted Manjur Hassan Khan, the chairman of the Bangladesh Communist Party, and informed him about the developments after the reported arrest of Sana Yaima from Dhaka in September by a team of RAW and...

Maoists, Manipur Ultra Outfit Forge Links

GUWAHATI, Oct 28: Amidst growing security concerns following intelligence inputs on links between the Maoist rebel groups and the militant outfits active in North East India, the security agencies have come across a joint declaration where the Maoists and the Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) of Manipur agreed to ‘honor and support the sovereignty of India and Manipur’. The joint...

The Lake On Fire: Manipur Burns, Delhi Bungles

Loktak is the largest freshwater lake in the northeast of India. The 500 sq kilometer lake has been encroached upon during last 60 years and only 236.21 kilometer remains as the core and peripheral area of the lake with 14 hills of different height protruding from it. This unique water body gave a distinct identity to the state of Manipur, the Jewel of the East. Located at the southern end of the 7000...