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Globalization And Its Impacts Deliberated

IMPHAL, Nov 18: Globalization and militarization in the name of development pose serious challenge to human security. This is the common observation of Dr Homen Thangjam and Soihiamlung Dangmei. Speaking at a panel discussion program on “Globalization and its impacts on development, ethnic relations... 

Mizoram Assembly Adopts Resolution Condemning Racist Attacks On People From North East

AIZAWL, Nov 14: The Mizoram Assembly on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning racist attacks on people from the North East and offered its condolences to victims’ families. The resolution also expressed hope that such racist attacks do not happen in future. Mizo National front MLA Lalruatkima,... 

8th IRB Jawans Lay Down Arms

IMPHAL, Apr 21: Jawans of 8th IRB (Commando Battalion) laid down their weapons and staged a strong protest against the conduct of their Commandant today. In protest against the alleged excesses committed by CO Nongmaikapam Satrajit, the jawans laid down their weapons and stayed away from duty. The anguished... 

Is it A New Chinese Ruse?

China might be indulging in a subterfuge by extending its stapled visa regime to Arunachal Pradesh. What is China up to? Is its latest action of issuing stapled visas to two persons from Arunachal Pradesh — which it lays claim to in entirety — a positive gesture, given that the Chinese embassy... 

AFSPA: Screams From The Valley

WikiLeaks disclosures on torture in Kashmir have fuelled fresh demands for repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. BABA UMAR reports on the plight of victims. A life destroyed Sheikh lived to tell the tale, with severe disability. (PHOTO: YAWAR KABLI) THE WIKILEAKS expose of the International... 

State Media Woes Aired

NEW DELHI, Dec 27: An explicit account of the problems and difficulties being encountered by media fraternity in Manipur was presented before a sitting of the South Asian Media Com-mission here by commission member and Editor of the Ireibak daily Irengbam Arun. The sitting held today at India International... 

Younger Brother Joins Elder Brother As Third Brigadier From State

IMPHAL, Dec 24: Strong will conquer all. Hard work, firm determination and punctuality never fails to pay. A perfect testimony to these adages is the three Manipuris who have been promoted to the post of Brigadier in the Indian Army in spite of all the short-comings and weaknesses associated with the... 

Human Rights In Their Place

Without proof of charges, it is not proper to blame security forces of human rights’ violation as it can deter them from performing their duties well Human rights violations by security forces are a blot on the functioning of any democracy. This is more so in India‘s case where Western naysayers... 

Why Temperance Will Not Work With AFSPA

There are only two ways to proceed with the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, says Supreme Court lawyer Rakesh Shukla: retain it or scrap it. Tempering it with pleas to refrain from ‘˜excessive use of force’ etc will simply not work with an army trained to inflict maximum... 

Can JK Go Imphal Way On AFSPA?

SRINAGAR, Oct 17: Can’t a constitutionally ‘powerful’ state like Jammu and Kashmir revoke Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from certain parts as the Manipur government did? The question arises as the state and central government are passing the buck for the past over three... 

Dams On The Brahmaputra: Concerns In North-East India

Image via Wikipedia The Chinese plans of constructing several big and small dams on the Yarlung Tsangpo in the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) has indeed captured public, media and diplomatic attention in India over the recent past. The issue of Chinese dams and fears of possible future diversion... 

Ex-MLA Lambasts Army Chief

Indian Army Chief Gen VK Singh IMPHAL, Sep 19: Former MLA and former Law Secretary L Ibomcha Singh have criticized comment of the Army Chief Gen VK Singh that AFSPA is an ‘˜enabling’ provision not ‘˜arbitrary’. In a statement, L Ibomcha, who had authored a book on human rights... 

AFSPA And Manipur

Following the three-month-long unrest in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), the issue of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)-1958 has come to the surface again. While the Act is the topic of hot debate at the centre, hitting the headlines of the major national dailies, and keeping the intelligentsia pensive,...