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...

Made In Manipur, Serving In Other Places

Speak of territorial integrity of Sanaleipak, every thinking soul will be ready to preserve, promote and belong to this beautiful 22,327 sq.km piece of land. The wonderful climate with varied colorful customs and culture add to the glory of Manipur which is second to none. We not only lead in drugs, arms but also in sports. In the recent years even fashion industry has picked up momentum. Perhaps ‘Beauty...

ULFA Duo, Meghen Still In Interpol List

GUWAHATI, May 7: Years have passed since they were arrested, but the Interpol Red Corner notices slapped on ULFA’s general secretary, Anup Chetia, and foreign secretary Sashadhar Choudhury, and UNLF chairman Rajkumar Meghen are yet to be with-drawn. The notices were issued against the trio when they had escaped to foreign countries. After his arrest in November 2009, Choudhury was lodged in the Guwahati...

Assam Govt For Extension Of Ban Against NDFB

SHILLONG, Apr 23: The Assam Government to-day sought extension of ban on the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) for two more years, saying the outfit has not shunned violence in the State. Evidences of NDFB sponsored violence in Kamrup and Sonitpur districts were produced by Assam Government representatives to the Unlawful Activities Prevention Tribunal, headed by Justice PK Bhasin, during...

Women Bodies Decry Detention Of Landhoni

IMPHAL, Apr 22: All Manipur Tami-Chingmi Apunba Nupi Lup, Universal Mothers’ Organization, Apunba Manipur Kanba Ima Lup and All Manipur Nupi Samaj have strongly denounced prolonged detention of Moirangthem Landhoni through application of different Acts. At a joint press conference held at BOAT, Palace Compound today, these women bodies demanded that Landhoni should be set free at once without any...

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...

Meghen Throws Plebiscite Ball/Test To CM

GUWAHATI, Mar 24: Noting that Okram Ibobi was the first Chief Minister of States under the Government of India to openly talk about plebiscite in the State Assembly, UNLF Chairman RK Meghen has stated that the credibility of the Chief Minister’s statement would be decided by subsequent actions. The rebel leader made this remark while talking to media persons on March 21 when he was produced before...

Experts Map Effects Of 1950 Quake – Study Shows Massive Loss

GUWAHATI, March 13: When an earthquake-ready Japan was swept away, defenceless, by the powerful tremor last Friday, many in Guwahati and the rest of the quake-prone zone began wondering what the damages would be like if the 1950 Assam quake that killed 1,500 people hit the state in 2011. Two scientists — Kishor Jaiswal and David Wald of the United States Geological Survey — have developed an earthquake...

Supervisor Of Private Security Abducted

IMPHAL, Feb 12: Super-visor of a private security agency which provides private security personnel to BTS towers of telecom companies has been abducted by a group of KCP-MC in connection with monetary demand. Thoubal district supervisor of Delhi-based BCL Security Private Limited Moirangthem Boboy (30) of Kumbi Bazar has not returned home since last morning. BCL Security Private Limited is a private...

Plebiscite Still The Mantra For UNLF, Pro-Talk, Anti-Talk ULFA Groups Have Not Retracted From Sovereignty Stand: RK Meghen

RK Meghen while coming out of the NIA Court says it all with his clenched fist. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. GUWAHATI, Feb 7: The proposed unconditional talks between the ULFA and the Government of India is not going to give any impact on the liberation movement in Manipur and elsewhere in North East, arrested UNLF chairman RK Meghen alias Sanayaima has categorically stated. Talking to mediapersons...

Workshop On HIV Policy Kicks Off

IMPHAL, Feb 7: A two day State level workshop on national policy framework for children affected by HIV was opened today at Hotel Classic here under the aegis of the Manipur State AIDS Control Society (MACS). The opening function was graced by HIV/AIDS specialist of UNICEF New Delhi office Dr Sonia Trikha, MACS Project Director Pradipkumar Jha and HIV/AIDS specialist of UNICEF Guwahati office Upasana...

Antipathy To Democracy From India, The So Called Biggest Democracy

It was chilly in Guwahati on 10th Jan 2011’”temperature well below 4’C, atmosphere was saturated from the fog and pollution. My husband and I reached the sessions court at 10.20 am where a special NIA court session was to be conducted for several cases, among which was the appearance of Uncle, Chairman of UNLF, Sana Yaima @ RK Meghen and his inmates, Ibohal, Joy, Rakesh, Landhoni and...

ULFA-Govt Talks On February 10

GUWAHATI, Feb 5: The banned ULFA on Saturday announced unconditional peace talks with the Centre on February 10 in New Delhi to find an amicable solution to their 31-year- long armed struggle. Terming the first round of talks as a ‘courtesy call’, senior ULFA leader Sasadhar Choudhury told reporters here that the outfit ‘would like Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to be pre-sent during...