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Economic Blockade Suspended

IMPHAL, Mar 26: Following an understanding with the Government, All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) has suspended its highway blockade with effect from midnight. Talking to The Sangai Express, ATSUM spokesperson Joseph Hmar said ATSUM leaders and the State Govt struck an agreement at the level... 

Agitating Teachers Plan Blockade

IMPHAL, Jan 21: Even as the police have taken into custody 14 members of Council of Teachers’ Association (COTA), who were on a fast-onto-death agitation in pursued of their demand for implementation of the Sixth Central Revised Pay Recommendation, the Council has threatened to intensify its movement... 

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... 

Economic Blockade Choked Manipur, Athletes Brought Smiles

IMPHAL, Dec 20: Manipur starved for essential commodities due to the two-month long economic blockade by students who relented only after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stepped in but the state cheered when its athletes brought laurels to the country in the Commonwealth and Asian Games this year. The... 

Indefinite Economic Blockade From November 24

IMPHAL, Nov 15: Protesting against the alleged political suppression, discrimination, deprivation and intimidation of the indigenous tribal people of Manipur, the Tribal Joint Action Committee on Delimitation has announced that an indefinite economic blockade along National Highways 39 and 53 will be... 

“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... 

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’... 

Invasion And The Blockade

Naga Solidarity as evidenced by the arrival of Nagas from Nagaland at Senapati is another affront to the people of Manipur and coupled with the threat of blockading the National Highways 39 and 53 by various Naga Organizations, it seems pretty ominous as to the state of affairs that might befall on Manipur’¦.. Paul...