EDITORIAL: The Other Side Of Boycott

There is a popular joke doing the round, which has assumed greater currency and legitimacy with each passing year and the icing on the top is, the joke is at the expense of the men in uniform, the police and IRB personnel. And the joke perfectly complements their attitude and behavior which in the Meitei tongue goes something like this, “Makhoine Bu Hairadi Paktum Pak Ee.” So what is the joke about...

AR Organizes Seminar On Peace And Development In Churachandpur

LAMKA, Feb 23: 27 Sector Assam Rifles today organized a seminar on the topic, ‘Peace and development in Conflict’ in association with Lions Club of Churachandpur at Synod hall here. Selected individuals from all walks of life presented a 15 minutes paper each on nine topics relating to peace and development in conflict areas. JL Swami, President of Joint Women Organization presented a paper on...

Ashok Chakra Brings Moments Of Pride And Tears In Maj Jyotin’s Family

IMPHAL, Jan 27: Even as the whole country is saluting the outstanding bravery of army doctor Major Laishram Jyotin Singh on whom the Nation has posthumously conferred the Ashok Chakra, the highest peace time gallantry award in the country, for the bereaved family members it is a time of mixed sentiments and emotions, soaking in the recognition given to the late Army officer as well as coming to terms...

28 AR Lives Up To The Spirit Of Republic Day, Reaches Out To School Kids

Lilong Post Commander 28 Assam Rifles Major Sanga IMPHAL, January 27: Republic day 2011 was celebrated by Lilong post 28 Assam Rifles under the aegis of 9 sector HQ under IGAR(S) at Junior High School, Thiyam Konjin. The School was established in 1965 and it has classes till 8th standard. Despite poor infrastructure, the dedicated team of teachers led by Head Master Amar Singh has managed to produce...

Our Men In Delhi

Gouramangi Singh, IAFF Player of the Year 2010. Another Republic Day is once again upon us and as has been the trend or rather the rule in the last many years, empty streets, tight security measures, especially on the eve of January 26, with all the citizens of the land, preferring to stay within the safe confines of their homes rather than venture out and court trouble will be the order of the day....

Delhi Under Security Blanket On Republic Day

Republic Day (File Photo) NEW DELHI, Jan 26: Delhi was under a blanket of security on the Republic Day on Wednesday as thousands of armed personnel kept a tight vigil while Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and helicopters scanned the city from above. Snipers with sophisticated arms and binoculars were on rooftops while hundreds of police personnel kept the 8km parade route from Rajpath to Red Fort under...

Churachandpur Set To Witness Grandest Republic Day

LAMKA, Jan 25: Churachandpur, the state’s largest district is all set to witness the grandest Republic Day celebration ever today as some thirty-five march past contingents alongside seven departmental Tableaus will hit the celebration venue at Lamka public ground. As is the tradition, the Deputy Commissioner Jacintha Lazarus will unfurl the national flag and take the salute from the contingents....

Governor, Others Convey Republic Day Greetings

IMPHAL, Jan 25: The Governor Gurbachan Jagat as well as GOC 3 Corps, GOC Red Shield Division and IGAR (South) have greeted the people of Manipur on the occasion of Republic Day, to be celebrated tomorrow. In his message, the Governor highlighted that on this day in 1950 ‘˜we the people of India gave ourselves a Constitution and declared India a sovereign, Secular and Democratic Republic to shape...

Ashok Chakra for (L) Major Laishram Jyotin Singh

Major Jyotin Laishram IMPHAL, Jan 25: Army doctor, late Laishram Major Jyotin Singh, a native of Manipur, will be the first to receive the highest peace time gallantry award, Ashok Chakra for his exceptional bravery. The officer laid down his life fighting terrorists during an attack on Indians in Kabul. The award will be received by his younger brother L Boeing Singh, accompanied by Captain Dinesh...

North East UG Groups Join Republic Day Boycott Call

IMPHAL, Jan 22: Joining their comrades in arms, several North East insurgent groups have decided to boycott the upcoming Republic Day celebrations in addition to calling a general strike from 1 am to 5.30 pm of January 26. This was informed through a joint press release issued by the Kamatapur Liberation Organization (KLO), Manipur People’s Liberation Front (MPLF), National Democratic Front of...

UG Groups Boycott R-Day, Call General Strike

This is the scene that will be seen on January 26. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Jan 21: Together with boycotting the forthcoming Republic Day celebrations, several underground organizations have imposed a general strike all over the State on January 26. A press release issued by the permanent body of the MPLF recalled that Manipur became a republic with the formation of a popular Government...

KCP-MC Joins Boycott Republic Day Slogan

IMPHAL, Jan 18: The armed outfit KCP-MC has declared a complete ban on the 62nd Republic Day, asserting that it has nothing to do with Manipur. A press release issued by the outfit’s military affairs secretary Lanheiba Meitei asserted that those who love India may leave Kangleipak but there would no place for agents of New Delhi in Kangleipak. Just as the Indians love India, Kangleichas are ready...

Man League Anniversary Held, Agro-Growth Stressed

Dignitaries at the 6th foundation anniversary celebration of Man League at Manipur Press Club. IMPHAL, Dec 22: With call for self-reliance on food production, the 6th foundation day of Man League Manipur was celebrated at Manipur Press Club here today. Dean of Central Agricultural University Prof N Iboton Singh and president of Man League Nongleima Haobam Ongbi were respectively chief guest and functional...