BRIEF NEWS: May 22, 2011

NSCN (I-M) cadres IMPHAL, May 21: The five NSCN (IM) cadres arrested by troops of 5 Assam Rifles from Senapati have been reportedly handed over to leaders of social organizations yesterday late in the evening. According to a source, troops of 5 Assam Rifles arrested the five NSCN (IM) cadres from Monday Market area of Senapati district, which is not covered by the ceasefire agreement signed between...

BRIEF NEWS: May 21, 2011

Student bodies fix June 15 deadline IMPHAL, May 20: Four prominent student bodies have warned that intense agitation will be initiated if the assurance given by Education Minister DD Thaisii of making available of text books is not materialized within June 15. In a joint press conference held at KSA office, leaders of AMSU, DESAM, KSA and MSF said, the assurance was made by the Minister in a meeting...

Social And Environmental Impact Of Tipaimukh Dam Project ‘”Need For Re-Assessment

‘Flow gently, sweet Barak, among thy green braes, we’ll be damming thee up in a couple 0’ days.’ (To reflect the persistence of the proponents of the Tipaimukh Dam Project the writer has adapted a poem by Robert Burns’”the Scottish poet of lovely lasses and unspoiled beauty.) It is a fact that the planning of the Tipaimukh Dam Project was done by the Govt of India...

Network Business In Manipur: Capitalist Fetishism

Human wants know no limits In the most recent scandal involving a China-based networking business company, under the name of Jainex International Trade (JIT), around 2000 people have invested around INR 20 to 30 crores (Sangai Express, Imphal, October 16, 2010). And the company has disappeared as if a bubble has busted. This is not the first time people in Manipur have been duped. Network business,...