1891: Putting The Record Straight ‘Manipur National Day’

There are certain incidents in the history of every society and of every nation which the present generation may not want to mention or talk about because those were unsavory incidents. This is true for every society and for every country. But admitting the past does not belittle the present. And more so, the society which has the courage to admit its past is not dishonorable in any way because admitting...

BRIEF NEWS: April 28, 2011

Kakching protests IMPHAL, Apr 27: Police swung into action today to disperse a sit-in- protest at Kakching Bazar and foil an attempt to take out a rally in protest against holding the training program of the Congress party on flagship programs for Chandel district at Khangshim village, which the protestors claim to be a part of Thoubal district. Since early morning today, all the shops in Kakching...

Plebiscite Call

IMPHAL, Apr 22: ‘‘People want peace. They do not want any form of atrocities and violence. So armed conflict should be resolved’’, social activist N Bimol has exhorted. Speaking as a resource person in a public discussion session ‘Manipur– India conflict and its resolution through public participation’ organized by Phoijing Awang Apunba Nupi Lup at Phoijing Community hall today, Bimol...

UNLF Derides Muivah’s Communal Policy

IMPHAL, Apr 21: NSCN-IM leader Th Muivah is still unable to shed his communal politics even after he had tasted defeat on several occasions because of the same exclusive policy, alleged the proscribed UNLF. On account of his parochial outlook, the Naga groups have split several times in the course of the liberation movement for Naga people who are yet to attain the status of a consolidated Nation. Many...

BRIEF NEWS: April 22, 2011

Maunday Thursday Lessons for today’s rulers MPCC-(I)-chief-Gaikhangam-and-others-washing-the-feet-of-elders. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Apr 21: Centre Church of the Manipur Baptist Convention came alive to the spirit of Maunday Thursday, which is a religious rite before Good Friday and recalls the humility of Lord Jesus Christ, who washed the feet of his disciples during the Last Supper. The...

Origin Of The Meiteis

The Land According to the literature review, Manipur was an independent kingdom before the colonization by the British Empire (Singh 2004, 4). However, the extent of the so-called Manipur border is in debate. Some scholars believe that it reached Kabou Valley in Myanmar (Burma) in the east, the Chinese territory in the north, and the Ahom kingdom of Assam in the northwest (Singh 1987, 2-3). This is...

Reply To Hills-Valley Divide Or Afraid Of Modernity

A good and extensive statements and sincere expression of views made by Dr N Somorendra Singh carry a good number of points and this merit deeper thought. We know the game of politics as dirty. Sometimes hazy and associated with plunder that befall a nation. Manipur today is polluted on all fronts. The pollution between valley and hills is fluid and trying to overrun each other. Claim and counter claim...

Ibobi’s Statement Cloaked In Obscurity: RPF

IMPHAL, Apr 16: Chief Minister Okram Ibobi’s statement presented at a function held at Hqs IG AR (S) Mantripukhri on April 13 was cloaked in obscurity and was not fully comprehensible, alleged the proscribed RPF. Uttering insincere statements would only multiply the complexity of the Indo-Manipur conflict and add to the misery of the beleaguered people, the outfit asserted in a press release issued...

AMUCO Decries Thoubal Killing, Roger’s Murder

IMPHAL, Apr 5: The All Manipur United Clubs’ Organization (AMUCO) has strongly condemned the killing of an innocent woman because of indiscriminate firing by Assam Rifles on April 2 at Thoubal. Saying that the Chief Minister and the MLA have been working hard to avert any mass movement against the killing by promising Court of Enquiry, job to the bereaved and a large amount of money, the AMUCO asked...

Colloquium On Militarism And Future Of Democracy In Manipur

Today violence has become a way of life in Manipur that it influences not only the ‘high politics’ but also the everyday life of the common men and women. It is not merely the presence of armed State forces and armed non-State groups that have to be taken into account while one discusses the issue of violence. It is the culture and the mindset of dealing with any issue in the society through militaristic...

India’s Put On Concern For NE Region… Delhi Eyes Only Land, Not The People

IMPHAL, Mar 24: The security of the Indian State is dictated more by territorial integrity than its people, said Namrata Goswami of the Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis, Delhi.  Goswami said this on the first day of the three-day colloquium held at Senate Hall, Manipur University, Canchipur today. Over 100 intellectuals, activists and representatives of civil society organizations participated...

Uniqueness Of Manipur From Other NE States

Manipur is somewhat different culturally from the rest of the Northeast region because of the Vaishnav influence and some of the dance forms are very distinct and stylish. Along with dance forms, various martial arts are practiced here and the game of Polo is said to have originated in Manipur. Folklores abound and are supported by a fair amount of recorded history. The Capital city of Imphal itself...

Plebiscite Call Picks Up Velocity

IMPHAL, Mar 17: The call for plebiscite to resolve the Indo-Manipur conflict is steadily gaining momentum with a public meeting endorsing earlier resolutions adopted during similar public meetings that people should be taken into confidence while resolving     the conflict situation. The public meeting held today at Keithelmanbi community hall under the aegis of the Keithelmanbi Bazar Board on...