No To KV 33 Power Line

IMPHAL, Jun 6 :The Government’s plan to construct a power sub-station and its accompanying power line of 33 KV, to run from Gangapat to Sangaipat is set to face strong opposition from the local people, according to four resolutions adopted during a public meeting held yesterday at the ground of Kongba Laishram Leikai Youth Club. Kshetrigaon Assembly Constituency MLA Thangjam Nandakishore (Tayai)...

CM Throws Down Poll Gauntlet Before UGs

IMPHAL, May 31: While reiterating that devolution of power to the Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) would be effected very soon, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh has asked underground outfits to test their credibility and test people’s acceptance by contesting elections. Speaking as the chief guest at a district level special training program on the flagship schemes of the UPA and SPF Government at...

I/E Records 83.53 Percent Turn out, I/W 82.99 Percent As Sky Clears Fate Of 92 Candidates Sealed

Cops arrive to control the situation at 19/9-Mahabali Rongmei LP School of IMC ward no. 19 under Yaiskul AC. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 25: Save for some incidents of violence witnessed in polling station number 19/9-Mahabali Rongmei LP School of IMC ward no. 19 under Yaiskul Assembly Constituency of Imphal East district, elections to the 27-seat Imphal Municipal Council and 53 Ward members...

EDITORIAL: Highway Politics

The comparison may appear out of proportion or even gross, but it is not and this will become clearer once we go into the minute details of the matter at hand. There is nothing more complex and more unpredictable than human nature and in as much as this unique nature of mankind has set it apart from the other living beings on planet Earth, it also stands equally true that it is this unique feature...

Chandel Bodies Reject Appointment, Warn

IMPHAL, May 9: Civil organizations based in Chandel district have warned of strong agitation if a woman candidate, who had never appeared in the interview conducted on April 25 for recruitment of DOT supervisors under the Health Department but given selection by the selection committee is posted in the district. Talking to The Sangai Express, vice secretary of All Tribal Women’s Organization, Chandel...

Negotiations Would Be Self-Defeating: Oken

IMPHAL, Apr 23: Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) General Secretary N Oken has categorically stated that negotiation or holding dialogue with the Government of India at the present situation would be self-defeating for the revolutionary movement of the land. Greeting the people on the occasion of the outfit’s 17th raising day which falls on April 25, Oken asserted that going for dialogue or working...

Garbage Drive

IMPHAL, Apr 21: In view of the choked drainage system of Imphal city and surrounding areas which often leads to inundation of roads and streets when there is a drizzle even for a few hours, Zero Garbage Campaign taken up by the Imphal Municipal Council in its 27 wards would now encompass drainage systems. For clearing drainage systems, the IMC would sanction Rs 3 lakhs for each ward. Notably, the Zero...

Militarism And The Future Of Democracy In Manipur, Impressions From The Field

While most of the States in Northeast India are slowly but steadily edging towards the resolution of the multiple armed conflicts that have plagued them for decades, Manipur continues to remain unstable. In Assam, the dialogue process is underway with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA). In Nagaland, peace talks between the Union Government and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim–Isak-Muivah...

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...

Sops To MLAs: Take Loan, Get It Waived

IMPHAL, Mar 24 : The Salaries and Allowances of Members of the Legislative Assembly (Manipur) 19th Amendment and Validation Bill 2011 which will waive the loans taken by expired, former or sitting MLAs/Ministers was passed by the State Assembly today. The Bill also encompassed the points already approved by the State Cabinet to waive off loans taken by former and sitting MLAs/Ministers in case of their...

EDITORIAL: Globalized Politics

Just as the private sector had to undergo major overhauling not only in their approach to the production line but also in other aspects as diverse as customer satisfaction, back up services, ancillary units, in the post liberalization era, politics in the largest democracy in the world too have had to undergo certain changes to suit the changing global scenario. And so it is that we see the country...

By-Poll Testifies SPF’s Unpopularity: Trinamool Congress

Kanwar Deep Singh and State TC leaders at Tulihal Airport. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 19: All India Trinamool Congress North East in-charge Kanwar Deep Singh has claimed that result of Konthoujam by-election was a testimony of the growing unpopularity of SPF Government and in-creasing discontentment among the people at the performance of the incumbent Government. Addressing people of Konthoujam...

Differences Between Terrorism And Insurgency

Terrorism in Mumbai, India If no single definition of terrorism produces a precise, unambiguous description, we can approach the question by eliminating similar activities that are not terrorism, but that appear to overlap. For the U.S. military, two such related concepts probably lead to more confusion than others. Guerilla warfare and insurgencies are often assumed to be synonymous with terrorism....