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India’s Low-Hanging Economic Fruit Is In The East – The North East

It is good that the verdict of the 2014 general elections is clear and not a fractured one like in 1996 or 1998. The new BJP Prime Minister will find an economy that is on the slide, unemployment on the rise, and security threats worsening due to the emergence of a new cold war, among other things. On... 

Sonia’s Gift To Muslim Girls In Comatose

IMPHAL, May 19: The only Muslim Girls’ Hostel, which was inaugurated and dedicated to the people of the State when UPA Chairman Sonia Gandhi came to Imphal for a visit on December 12, 2010 has not yet been made operational on account of lack of required infrastructure including provisions for electricity... 

AP CM’s Body Arrives In Itanagar

ITANAGAR, May 5: The body of Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu, who died in a helicopter crash along with four others, arrived in state capital Itanagar Thursday. All the five bodies were retrieved from the crash site located near the Sela Pass, at about 13,700 feet altitude on Thursday... 

Barua-Rajkhowa Gulf Not That Unbridgeable

ULFA’S elusive self-styled ULFA commander-in-chief Paresh Barua now seizes every opportunity that comes his way to stay in the public eye and also make his outfit’s presence felt. On 28 March, the day Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was to arrive in Guwahati for an election campaign, Barua loyalists... 

KWUM Seeks Sonia Gandhi’s Intervention

IMPHAL, Feb 22: While appreciating the Government of India’s policy of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, the Kuki Women Union, Manipur (KWUM) has decried that the Act has been shelved in cold storage when it came to tribal areas of Manipur. In a memorandum submitted to the... 

Stage Set For Open Market

IMPHAL, Jan 7: Paving way for construction of an open market, demolition of around 22 sheds on the northern side of the temporary market which were constructed around 6 years back have been started since yesterday. Demolition of another 45 shops selling Ngaris is in the offing. Temporary market sheds... 

Opened On Dec 13, 2010, Keithel Garbage Keeps Pace

Keithel garbage IMPHAL, Jan 5: Yet again, piles of wastes have surfaced at almost every available space in the three newly built double-storey market complexes of Khwairamband Keithel even as women vendors with valid licenses are being allotted their plots since January 4. Only a day after officially... 

Ibobi Singh Government Deludes AICC

‘India now seems to be a beautiful radiant bride. There are so many bridegrooms always around’. This was a lovely compliment from the Russian Ambassador to the rising India which is visited by the leaders of the most powerful countries of the world ‘“ the American President, the... 

Hawkers Demand Proper Plot

IMPHAL, Dec 23: The Educated Unemployed Youth Cloth Vendors and Hawkers’ Association has demanded provision of proper trading plots at the temporary market shed located along BT Road. A meeting organized by the Association at Manipur Press Club and attended by its members in the presence of women... 

Call For Strong Action Against North-East Ultras

Congress President, Sonia Gandhi... NEW DELHI, Dec 19 ‘“ Advocating tough measures against militants in the North-East, Congress President, Sonia Gandhi has also underlined the need to keep the option of dialogue open. Addressing the 83rd Plenary Session of the Congress Party, Gandhi said in... 

Manipur’s Developmental Projects Get A Boost With Sonia Gandhi’s November Visit

Last month’s visit to Manipur by Congress president Sonia Gandhi has given a boost to the state and the northeast region’s developmental projects. Socio-economic development of the northeast region is on top of the government agenda. In line with this goal, many government-run developmental... 

Not Crossing The Laxman Rekha

One thing we must grant to Sonia Gandhi is the fact that she knows when and what she should talk about. This is the very reason why we had first raised the question of where Sonia Gandhi stands in the order of precedence or official protocol in the UPA coalition Government when she was invited by Mr.... 

Strictly A Cong Affair?

The clarion call sounded by various social organizations to boycott the visit of AICC president, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, in the backdrop of the silent conspiracy entered into between Delhi and Dhaka should not surprise anyone, given the situation here and her standing in the Congress, which is...