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EDITORIAL: Naga Crusaders: A Bunch Of Jokers Invoking The Four S

The Naga Crusaders. This is the name of the latest entrant to the list of jokers we have in Manipur but with a dangerous agenda. The name itself suggests that these jokers believe or want to pull wool over the eyes of the public by christening themselves ‘crusaders’, crusading for something on behalf... 

EDITORIAL: Peace- A Harder Ball Game 1997 To 2011, 14 Year Itch

It is an irony but an educative irony, no doubt, and this learning curve has come not from the vicissitudes of the years spent in the jungles, but more from the days spent in sitting across the table and negotiating with the former foe. It took the NSCN, read the Isak-Muivah faction, more than or nearly... 

Jessami Villagers Begin To Taste Fruits Of Development And Progress, Days Of Embarrassment Are History Now!

The 33 KV power sub-station which has come up at Jessami village. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Jun 15:  After living for years in neglect and deprivation as well as in shame, people in the remote Jessami village of Ukhrul district today say that they can now walk tall with their chins up in front... 
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Response To Ethnic Politics: Beyond The Knee Jerk Reactions

Knee jerk response! That is what sums up the Cabinet decision to disallow the meeting of the NPF at Senapati twice in a short span of 48 hours with full support from other political parties. The implications of that will go in history as one classic example of how governance and political culture in... 

EDITORIAL: Manipur’s Mayday! Naganised Trojan Horse

There is no point in beating around the bush for as we had noted in this column on May 27, diplomacy as a policy is dead, it is passé’.  The proposed visit of Mr. Nephiu Rio and his Cabinet colleagues to Senapati today is something much more than opening a chapter of the Naga Peoples’ Front... 

Undaunted, NPF Readies Red Carpet

IMPHAL, May 27: Manipur State unit of Naga People’s Front has taken up all relevant measures to ensure Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio’s participation in the launching ceremony of the political organization at Senapati district headquarters. Speaking to newspersons at Senapati town today, NPF... 

EDITORIAL: Studying May 28, May 30, The NPF conundrum

The situation calls for statesmanship of the highest order. It also calls for a mature response from the people, particularly the Meitei community. On May 28, Nagaland Chief Minister Nephiu Rio along with some of his senior Cabinet colleagues are set to arrive at Senapati district headquarters to formally... 

NPF Sets May 28 Date

IMPHAL, May 24: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Nagaland Minister for Planning Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu, Lok Sabha MP from Nagaland CM Chang, Nagaland senior Cabinet minister TR Zeliang and 20 other Nagaland MLAs and Ministers will be in Senapati headquarters on May 28 to “formally” launch the... 

EDITORIAL: Delhi To Imphal

Times, they are a changing, so goes one of the unforgettable lyrics penned by Bob Dylan, who is a poet, song writer, musician and entertainer rolled into one and with this in mind it is not hard to put one’s finger on the finer nuances and essence of the observation, ‘the only constant in life is... 

Naga Militants Kill Businessman In Dimapur

DIMAPUR, May 12: A prominent businessman from Dimapur has been murdered after abducting him for ransom by Naga militants. The dead body of Md Israr was found shot dead on Thursday early morning at 7th mile in Dimapur, near Essar Petrol Pump after he was abducted on Tuesday for ransom. In this connection,... 

Naga Reconciliation Prayer On May 13

DIMAPUR, May 11: Naga leaders will conglomerate in Kohima from May 13 to participate in the 3-day prayer program for the Naga reconciliation. Organized by Naga Shisha Hoho Prayer Group, leaders of the Naga Hoho, the United Naga Council (UNC), Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), Naga Mothers Association... 

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... 

NSCN Decries Home Ministry’s Allegations

IMPHAL, Apr 21: The NSCN in its joint council meeting of the steering committee members and the council of kilonsers at its council headquarters today has taken strong exception to the allegation leveled against it by the Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi of purportedly planning to assassinate SC Jamir. In...