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India Building Up ‘Look East’ Ties

Manmohan Singh discusses India-Japan relations with Japanese Prime Minister Naota Kan. (Photo: AP) PRIME Minister Manmohan Singh’s three-nation visit to Malaysia, Vietnam and Japan marks a reassertion of India’s resolve to pursue its “Look East Policy” to achieve its strategic,... 

Anti-PAP Lobby Team Leaving For Delhi

IMPHAL, Dec 27: A team of Local Support Group PAP, Manipur (LOSGROM) would be leaving for New Delhi tomorrow to urge Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh lift the Protected Area Permit (PAP) system from Manipur. Speaking to media persons at Manipur Press Club here today, LOSGROM convener RK Shivachandra... 

What is India’s Look East Policy?

India’s Look East policy, which was initiated in 1991, marked a strategic shift in India’s perspective of the world. It was developed and enacted during the government of Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and rigorously pursued by the successive governments of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan... 

Dip In Mercury Sends Charcoal Prices Soaring

Charcoal selling has suddenly become the latest market bug IMPHAL, Dec 23: With the onset of winter and cold waves gripping Manipur for the last few days, the price of charcoal in the market has been soaring in direct proportion to its demand. At one time, every household in Manipur used to have Phunga... 

North-East States, Youths To Be Focus Of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas

NEW DELHI, DEC 21: Nearly 1,300 delegates will gather here for Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, the annual conclave to connect with Indian Diaspora from January 7, with focus on showcasing Northeast as an attractive investment destination and engaging young overseas Indians in development process. Prime Minister... 

Not Crossing The Laxman Rekha

One thing we must grant to Sonia Gandhi is the fact that she knows when and what she should talk about. This is the very reason why we had first raised the question of where Sonia Gandhi stands in the order of precedence or official protocol in the UPA coalition Government when she was invited by Mr.... 

Time To Seek The Conscience Of The Governor

Dr Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister, one of the most humane and sympathetic political leaders in the world, as Nobel laureate Amartya Sen distinguished him ‘”is not known for rhetoric. However, the respect Dr Manmohan Singh commands in the international forum is commendable; even the American... 

MPP Digs Up ’72 UNIC Pact, Wants Rollback

Imphal, Sep 8: Manipur People’s Party (MPP) has said today that unless the Congress party declares the 1972 merger agreement with the erstwhile United Naga Integration Council (UNIC) with the Congress party as null and void, it would be deemed that the Congress is one party trying to break up the...