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DGFT Okays Rice Import

A Rice Warehouse/Godown (File Photo) IMPHAL, Jan 31: The Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has finally given permission to the Manipur Industrial Development Corporation (MANIDCO) for import of 30,000 metric tonnes of rice on zero duty from Myanmar within September 30 this year. A reliable source... 

Neither Foolish Nor Wise

Either the people of Manipur are fools, or so rich that they are sleeping on mattresses stuffed with one thousand rupee notes instead of cotton, or they are just a laid back people, who have their priorities screwed up, or else they are a large hearted people, who don’t mind shelling out a few... 

Lessons To Be Learnt From 7 Yrs Devastation Stressed

Dignitaries on the dais at the 7 Years Devastation function. Image Credit: The Sangai Express. IMPHAL, Jan 9: A commemorative function of the Seven Years Devastation was observed on the death anniversary of King Gambhir Singh at Manipur Press Club here today under the aegis of UPF. Giving the keynote... 

AMUCO Calls For United Manipur

IMPHAL, Jan 8: All Manipur United Clubs’ Organization (AMUCO) has called upon the people of Manipur to strive collectively for a united, peaceful and prosperous Manipur by defeating those elements scheming to disintegrate Manipur. Highlighting the historical significance of January 9, 1934, a press... 

Nagas Of Myanmar For Unity

Myanmar Naga Warrior... KOHIMA, Jan. 4: The Nagas of Myanmar today said they would launch an agitation against discrimination and bifurcation of Nagas’ lands in Myanmar. The assertion comes close on the heels of the decisions of the Nagas of eastern Nagaland and Manipur to intensify their agitations... 

Indo-Myanmar Intelligence Sharing- Home Secretaries Meet, Details Discussed

NEW DELHI, Dec 30: Action against insurgent groups along the international border, tightening of intelligence sharing mechanism, arms smuggling and drugs trafficking were high on the agenda at the 16th Home Secretary level talks between India and Myanmar here today. The Indian delegation, led by Home... 

Multiple Issues Figure In Border Meet

Second border liaison meeting underway at Moreh MOREH, Dec 16: The second border liaison officers meeting of the month between India and Myanmar was held today in the conference hall of Moreh Trade Center. The meeting deliberated on sharing of information and taking coordinated action against unlawful... 

Moreh Draws Myanmar Students

IMPHAL, Dec 4: In the aftermath of the launch of formal border trade between India and Myanmar through Moreh and Tamu, a number of Myanmarese students have started coming to Moreh to learn English at private schools located at the border town on the Indian side. Myanmarese students are also studying... 

Machinery Gift Boosts Indo-Myanmar Ties

MOREH, Dec 5: To improve bilateral relation between the two neighboring countries, Government of India has provided a large quantity of equipments related to earth moving, surface transport, information and communication. On behalf of the Chief of Army, Government of India GOC 3 Corps Lt Gen NK Singh... 

India And Myanmar: Looking East Through A Strategic Bridge

How significant is Myanmar to India‘s calculations? This paper examines the feasibility of closer India-Myanmar relations, under the larger diagram of India’s Asia-centric Look East Policy (LEP). It delves into the major obstacles, the headway made so far and avenues that hold the potential... 

Suu Kyi’s Release: As The Dust Begins To Settle

The release of Nobel laureate and the symbol of Myanmar‘s pro-democracy movement, Aung San Suu Kyi on 13 November 2010 saw celebrations not only among pro-democracy groups in Myanmar, but also supporters worldwide. This sudden benevolence on the part of the military junta-backed government... 

Suu Kyi Strikes Tough Posture Against Junta

WASHINGTON, Nov 19: Myanmar‘s just-freed pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi says she will not compromise with the junta on her demand for the release of all political prisoners, even as she hopes the resource-rich nation can emulate China’s growth sans human rights violations there. Suu... 

Big Challenges Ahead For Suu Kyi

As a political scientist and someone who closely follows the Myanmar (Burma) political developments, I had little doubt about the certainty of the release of Aung San Suu Kyi on November 13 when her term of house arrest expired. Given the nature of the military junta, it was not surprising for many to...