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Assault On Woman Slur On SF Man

IMPHAL, Dec 21: Amidst growing protest of various organizations against violence on women, a young woman has been hospitalized after being assaulted by security personnel. All Manipur Students’ Guardians’ Association has strongly condemned the assault. The incident reportedly occurred yesterday... 

Electoral Rights: A Precondition For Free And Fair Election

The logical concept of the study has attempted to find an insight to the electoral rights that suffer most on the eve of elections in the conflict-ridden area in general and remote areas of Manipur in particular. It is worth noting that it is a state where numerous extra constitutional organizations... 

Arrest Of RK Meghen, Political Parties Join ‘Clarify’ Calls, MAFYF Gears Up For Mass Protest

IMPHAL, Oct 20: A day after family members of UNLF chairman RK Meghen alias Sanayaima filed a case with the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, MPP, BJP and CPI has demanded that Government of India and the State Government come up with an explanation on the reported arrest of the rebel leader... 

MLA Goes Ballistic Against Minister

IMPHAL, Oct 20: Going ballistic against his own party colleague, Chairman of State Planning Board and MLA Bijoy Koijam has contended that Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister ought to relinquish the post as the Department has not been able to function properly. Speaking at the occasion of inaugurating... 

Only Power, Damn Decentralization

It is only about power and the accompanying perks and privileges, to put it in its crudest and most fundamental term. On a more sophisticated tone, we may say it is about authority and the corresponding responsibility and to give it a touch of respectability and dignity, top it off with a yarn about... 

Manipur Congress Retracts From 1972 Naga Integration Pledge

DIMAPUR, Oct 15: After several decades, the Congress party leadership of Manipur has virtually retracted a pact made in 1972 empathizing with ‘˜Naga integration.’ A recent statement of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Gaikhangam in September has pointed to his stance against... 

Manipur: The State Under Seize And The Way Forward ‘“ A Study Of Contemporary Setting And Policy Options

Image via Wikipedia Manipur’”which literally translates into the ‘bejeweled land’ ‘” is the most disturbed state in the North East, accounting for 47 per cent of the insurgency related violence in the region. Perched in an isolated corner of the country, the state... 

India’s North-East Policy: Continuity And Change

Introduction Northeast India is the home of numerous ethnic nationalities. B.G. Verghese (2004: 280) describes the region as ‘another India, the most diverse part of a most diverse country, very different, relatively little known and certainly not too well understood, once a coy but now turbulent... 

UNLF Confirms Arrest Of Its Chairman, RK Sanayaima Alias Meghen

IMPHAL, Oct 16: The many doubts and questions raised over the authenticity of the BBC report that UNLF Chairman RK Meghen has been arrested in Bangladesh have finally been put to rest with the Vice Chairperson of the outfit himself confirming it in a statement issued to the press today. A statement issued... 

Made In Manipur

If you fit into the class of one those mean minded, selfish and prone to be jealous of the achievements of the next door neighbor or your colleagues and is willing to walk the extra mile or even commit blue murder, to cast someone in bad light or even make sure that any perfectly or nearly perfectly... 

Devolution Of Power To ADC-Govt, HAC Fail To See Eye To Eye

IMPHAL, Oct 15: Though the Congress-led SPF Government had been succeeded in conducting the election to the six Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) of the hill districts after a lapse of around 20 years, difference of opinion between the Government and the Hill Areas Committee (HAC) has surfaced over... 

‘˜Census 2001 Virus’ Detected In Electoral Rolls

IMPHAL, Oct 12: Amid controversy over detection of ‘˜abnormal’ increase in population in some hill districts of the State in the Census exercise, manipulation in preparation of Photo Electoral Rolls in the hills has to come light wherein names of even a 60-year old married women have been... 

Influx Of Nagas From Manipur Irks K

Dimapur, Oct 5: The NSCN-K has not taken kindly to the alleged threat to the Intanki Reserve Forest because of the huge influx of Nagas from Manipur into the reserve forest in Nagaland in the last ten years. The NSCN-K, also called GPRN/NSCN said tonight that in the last ten years a large number of Nagas...