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CM Gracefully Accepts People’s Verdict

Chief Minister interacting with media persons. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 17 : Gracefully accepting the verdict of the voters of Konthoujam in the by election held recently and for which the result was declared today, Chief Minister O Ibobi today admitted that it could have been due to the... 

Insurgencies In Manipur: Politics And Ideology

The people of Manipur had ‘˜histories’ and ‘˜memories’ that were longer and deeper than those of most other Indians when India attained independence. Every time one travels to Manipur, one returns humbled. This has been the case since my first visit in the late 1960s, long before... 

Chief Electoral Officer Bans RIMS Recruitment Ad

IMPHAL, Jan 29: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has banned an advertisement for recruitment of some posts in RIMS citing the model code of conduct enforced in the entire Imphal West district in connection with the by-election to the Konthoujam assembly constituency which is scheduled to be held on... 

Educating The Opposition

Image Credit: Bombiel Media Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. It can only be the sheer genius of the person, the historian and moralist Lord Acton in this case, that can come up with such a catching phrase, that has withstood the ravages of time and history to remain relevant at... 

Mutual Accountability & Ill Effects Of Extortion On Our Society

Genesis & Scope 1. By dictionary meaning extortion being a derivation from extort means to obtain by force, or other unfair means, blackmail, bully, coerce, exact and extract money or property inclusive. Under Common Law, extortion is a misdemeanor consisting of an unlawful taking of money by a Government... 

Special Economic Policy Required: Joy

IMPHAL, Jan 16: In view of the existing financial condition and the development status of Manipur, there is a need to formulate a special economic policy for the State to accelerate the pace of development, stated MPP Legislature wing leader O Joy. Joy was speaking at a one day political conference organized... 

Post Poll Scenario Turns Weird

IMPHAL, Jan 10: Allegations and counter allegations of practicing sorcery among different camps in the just concluded Nagar Panchayat elections have resulted in tense situations at Lamlai in Imphal East district and Wangoi in Imphal West district. In Lamlai, the row involved a Congress candidate and... 

No Newspaper In Manipur After Editor Arrest

Photo Courtesy: Doren Oinam via Demotix IMPHAL, Dec 30: No newspaper was published in Manipur today in protest against the arrest of an editor of a vernacular daily for alleged militant links. Editor of ”Sanaleibak” A Mobi was arrested last night for his alleged connection with militant outfit... 

Language Of Real Politiks

Real politiks as we see and understand it today would have been a dull, slow and tedious drama being enacted in front of a bored audience, if it did not come along with its share of horse trading, intrigues, plot hatching and  back stabbing, double speak and playing to the gallery to earn some brownie... 

UNC’s Boycott Call Fails To Ruffle CM’s Composure, Ibobi Cocks A Snook At Boycott Call

IMPHAL, Dec 9: Undeterred by the United Naga Council’s boycott call against his proposed visit to the Orange Festival at Tamenglong, as the chief guest, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi has finalized his trip to Tamenglong. Even a helicopter to take Ibobi to Tamenglong has been requisitioned. The Chief... 

MLA Goes Ballistic Against Minister

IMPHAL, Oct 20: Going ballistic against his own party colleague, Chairman of State Planning Board and MLA Bijoy Koijam has contended that Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister ought to relinquish the post as the Department has not been able to function properly. Speaking at the occasion of inaugurating... 

‘˜Census 2001 Virus’ Detected In Electoral Rolls

IMPHAL, Oct 12: Amid controversy over detection of ‘˜abnormal’ increase in population in some hill districts of the State in the Census exercise, manipulation in preparation of Photo Electoral Rolls in the hills has to come light wherein names of even a 60-year old married women have been... 

Zomi Council Felicitates MDCs

LAMKA, Oct 4: The Zomi Council, an apex body of the Zomis on Saturday hosted a path breaking seminar cum felicitation in honor of the district’s newly elected MDCs at Mualnuam village in Thanlon sub-division in their attempt to critically analyze the existing ADCs as a viable local body as well...