Solutions Within Framework Of Constitution: Naga Peace Talks To Be Expedited

GUWAHATI, Oct 25: The format of talks between the Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (I-M) has been changed with both sides agreeing to expedite the talks to find an amicable solution as soon as possible. The talks have been going on for the past 17 years without making much headway and the new Government at the Centre is keen on expediting the process of negotiations...

Oil Exploration: Boon Or Bane For Manipur

Manipur has been known as a ‘golden land.’ True indeed, as oil is today’s gold and deposits have been confirmed in several parts of the region. One might presume oil and natural gas discovery in Manipur could propel strife-torn, conflict-ridden, cash-strapped, places like Manipur to new economic and political heights, liberating them from shackles of poverty, conflict, political imbroglios, and...

Outdated Ideas Of Conflict Resolution

The direction of scraping the nine Empowered Groups of Ministers and 21 Groups of Ministers by the Prime Minister’s Office to expedite the process of decision-making and “usher in greater accountability in the system” and subsequent announcement to replace the Planning Commission was considered as a new approach of governance. However, the idea seems to remain the same when it comes to Northeast...

Delhi Agrees To Defer Talk

IMPHAL, May 29 : The Union Home Ministry has agreed to indefinite postponement of the tripartite talk involving the United Naga Council (UNC), the State Government and Government of India scheduled to held tomorrow (May 30) at Senapati. An official source informed that the State Cabinet deliberated on the failure of the UNC to spell the demands/issues in advance which would be discussed at the tripartite...

BRIEF NEWS: May 20, 2011

Dad assaults son IMPHAL, May 19: A son sustained serious injuries when his father clobbered him with a hammer at Kangla Sangomshang under Lamlai Police Station in Imphal East district. The injured son identified as Longjam Manaoba alias Nabakumar (22) was reportedly taking rest on a sofa placed inside their Kangla Sangomshang house when his own father identified as Abhiram (48) attacked him with a...

EDITORIAL: Delhi To Imphal

Times, they are a changing, so goes one of the unforgettable lyrics penned by Bob Dylan, who is a poet, song writer, musician and entertainer rolled into one and with this in mind it is not hard to put one’s finger on the finer nuances and essence of the observation, ‘the only constant in life is change’. And this change is swift and fast and what happened 365 days ago or even 365×10 days...

BRIEF NEWS: May 09, 2011

State celebrates Mother’s Day Rajya Sabha MP Rishang Keishing conferring Mother of the Year title to Rawonla Muivah of Dewlahlane. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 8: Like in other parts of the world Mother’s Day was celebrated today with Manipur Baptist Convention Centre Church hosting the event where the Mother of the Year honor was conferred to 77-year old Rawonla Muivah w/o of...

NSCN-IM Humiliating GoI, Charges O Joy

IMPHAL, Apr 22: If NSCN-IM was behind the Riha ambush of April 15 on MLA Wungnaoshang Keishing which claimed the lives of eight people, the rebel outfit was openly humiliating the Government of India with which it is under a dialogue process to work out a solution, asserted MLA O Joy. Speaking at the foundation stone laying function for an open air visitors’ gallery at Chajing Kangjeibung Awang Leikai...

Plebiscite Call

IMPHAL, Apr 22: ‘‘People want peace. They do not want any form of atrocities and violence. So armed conflict should be resolved’’, social activist N Bimol has exhorted. Speaking as a resource person in a public discussion session ‘Manipur– India conflict and its resolution through public participation’ organized by Phoijing Awang Apunba Nupi Lup at Phoijing Community hall today, Bimol...

NESO Sets April 25 Date For Solidarity Movement

IMPHAL, Apr 22: North East Students’ Organization (NESO) in collaboration with other student bodies in the region is all set to launch a North East wide solidarity movement in support of Irom Chanu Sharmila’s struggle against prolonged imposition of AFSPA on April 25. A decision to this effect was adopted during a meeting of NESO at Guwahati yesterday. As part of the solidarity movement, NESO officials...

Prospects Of Youth & Sports Discussed

IMPHAL, Apr 22: A day-long discussion on ‘The future prospect of youth and sports movement in Manipur’ was held at Manipur Press Club today. Organized by Sports Movement Committee, Manipur in collaboration with Sports Lovers of Manipur, the discussion was moderated by RK Ranendrajit. In his observance, RK Ranendrajit said that sports is a part of education and through education, we mould the character...

UNLF Derides Muivah’s Communal Policy

IMPHAL, Apr 21: NSCN-IM leader Th Muivah is still unable to shed his communal politics even after he had tasted defeat on several occasions because of the same exclusive policy, alleged the proscribed UNLF. On account of his parochial outlook, the Naga groups have split several times in the course of the liberation movement for Naga people who are yet to attain the status of a consolidated Nation. Many...

NSCN Decries Home Ministry’s Allegations

IMPHAL, Apr 21: The NSCN in its joint council meeting of the steering committee members and the council of kilonsers at its council headquarters today has taken strong exception to the allegation leveled against it by the Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi of purportedly planning to assassinate SC Jamir. In a statement issued by its ministry of kilo affairs, NSCN asserted that the resultant directive...