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...

Exposing The Urgency Of Manipur NSCN-IM

Political pundits are of the opinion that the political movement of NSCN-IM (frontal organizations included) has reached its zenith at least in the case of Manipur. Difficulty to manage the outfit’s demands at the constitutional level by India have turned out to be a blessing in disguise as the Union Government has given them a free hand to create a political space of their own. Equally true is the...

Sharmila Campaign To Journey From Srinagar To Imphal In September- Activists, Writers, Institutes Close Ranks

IMPHAL, Jul 4: As part of the Save Sharmila Campaign, an unprecedented nation-wide march from Srinagar to Imphal would be undertaken in September. Human rights activist and journalist Mohammad Tanver Iqbal has stated that many people remain unaware of Sharmila’s unsurpassed grit and determination because of lack of publicity. Speaking to media persons at the Kwakeithel residence of Babloo Loitongbam,...

Ukhrul HIV Patients In Dire Straits

IMPHAL, May 27: In the absence of a Community Care Centre (CCC) and CD4 count facility, people afflicted by HIV and AIDS of Ukhrul district have been facing untold miseries. Under such circumstances, people infected by HIV/AIDS are being compelled to go to Imphal for treatment or resign to their fates. CD4 count is necessary for HIV positive people to measure their immune system. If their immune system...

EDITORIAL: Confusion. Thy Name Is Manipur, Method Behind The Madness

Confusion. This perhaps sums up the Manipur that we know today. To this we may add Anarchy and Chaos for the images that come to mind whenever we talk about Manipur invariably means a place where everything has turned topsy-turvy and everything that represents a set order or system is turned on its head to such an extent that 2 plus 2 is no longer 4 but depends on how the persons responsible for calculating...

EDITORIAL: Grassroots Politics, Decentralization Of Power

Power and authority to the grass root is undeniably one of the more favored slogans of a democracy and while no one can justifiably contest the merit behind the philosophy of disseminating power to the grass root level, this comes with certain riders, as evidenced in the institution of local self Governments, such as the Panchayats at the village level, Municipal Corporations in the metros and Municipal...

BRIEF NEWS: May 25, 2011

Girls missing IMPHAL, May 24: Two girls, one 16 years and the other 13 years old, have been reportedly missing from their respective residences at Keibi Kumuda since May 17. According to a statement issued by Officer in-charge of Lamlai Police Station, Mutum Dineshwori Devi (16) d/o Mutum Nabadeep Singh of Keibi Kumuda Leikai and Mutum Phajabi Devi (13) d/o Mutum Achouba Singh of Keibi Kumuda Makha...

BRIEF NEWS: May 24, 2011

Meeting held IMPHAL, May 23: A meeting of the High Powered Committee constituted under the Manipur Public Servant Personnel Liability Act with Chief Secretary as the chairman today has discussed issues related to appointment in Board of Secondary Education, Manipur and DRDAs without the approval of the Government. However, no definite decision has been taken over these issues. ——————————————— NCPCR...

BRIEF NEWS: May 23, 2011

IRB man held IMPHAL, May 22: A Havildar of the 2nd IRB who was working for the PREPAK was arrested from near the gate of Imphal College yesterday at about 2 pm, said the SSP of Imphal West in a statement today. The SSP said that Imphal West police commandos swung into action on receiving a tip off and managed to arrest the IRB man who on interrogation admitted that he was a Havildar of the 2nd IRB...

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...

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...