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KCP To Launch Drive Against PDS Agents

IMPHAL, Apr 7: Contending that BPL and APL families had been denied rice and sugar provisions by PDS agents for the last many years, the KCP (Marxist, Leninist and Maoist) group has asserted that stringent punitive action would be initiated against those found indulging in such malpractices. A KCP (Marxist,... 

Union Budget 2011 For Agricultural Sector

Union Finance Minister presented India’s budget for the financial year beginning in April 2011. The budget covers (a) Taxes, (b) Subsidies, (e) Fiscal Deficit, (d) Sector Spending, (e) Agriculture, (f) On the state of the economy, (g) Spending, (h) Revenue, (i) Growth inflation expectations, G) Disinvestment,... 

The Stumbling Blocks To Development —The Need To Introspect Within Us—

This piece comes after a flurry of views and counter views exchanged with a fellow writer in this paper (The Sangai Express) recently. For those who come in late, here is the account of what was going then: I wrote that jhum cultivation must be replaced with alternative crops like pineapple, orange,... 

“Jhum Cultivation … With Us”: Clarification

Mr. Th Mangminthang Gangte, at the outset, I express my gratitude for your rejoinder to my article “Jhum Cultivation must stay with us” published in The Sangai Express on 10/02/2011. Hadn’t you put up such rejoinder, this piece of article might not be written for public reading. I feel, you and... 

EDITORIAL: From Pan Shops To…

We have got to grant this. At least N Sarat Singh, the Chief Engineer of the Electricity Department was candid enough to admit that he has learnt about the availability of no due certificates at road side pan shops! The no due certificate norm was introduced as part of the Electricity Department’s... 

BJP Protests Food Price Rise, Corruption

BJP activists protest price rise and corruption at Raj Bhavan-gate. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 21: Denouncing failure of the present Government to control prices of essential commodities and demanding end of corrupt regimes, activists of Bharatiya Janata Party Manipur Pradesh today took... 

Government Apathy Writ Large In Tengnoupal Block

SDO Office functioning from a rented accommodation. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 11:  Whether it is apathy or irresponsibility, most of the Government offices located in Tengnoupal Block of Chandel district do not have their own buildings. While the SDO and BDO offices are being run in rented...