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EDITORIAL: Studying May 28, May 30, The NPF conundrum

The situation calls for statesmanship of the highest order. It also calls for a mature response from the people, particularly the Meitei community. On May 28, Nagaland Chief Minister Nephiu Rio along with some of his senior Cabinet colleagues are set to arrive at Senapati district headquarters to formally... 

EDITORIAL: Grassroots Politics, Decentralization Of Power

Power and authority to the grass root is undeniably one of the more favored slogans of a democracy and while no one can justifiably contest the merit behind the philosophy of disseminating power to the grass root level, this comes with certain riders, as evidenced in the institution of local self Governments,... 

Primary Teachers Recruitment Fiasco De-Categorization Norms Flouted

IMPHAL, May 23: The High Powered Committee constituted by the State Government to look into the controversy surrounding the DPC conducted in connection with selection of Primary Teachers for appointment under the School Education Department has found out that de-categorization norms of the reservation... 

BRIEF NEWS: May 18, 2011

Blood donors’ pass IMPHAL, May 17: In recognition of the altruistic contribution of the Voluntary Blood Donors in Manipur, the State Blood Transfusion Council, Manipur will issue free entertainment pass to enjoy the Miss Manipur Contest 2011, which be held on May 20 at BOAT, said a statement issued... 

CM Highlights SPF’s Education Agenda

IMPHAL, May 13: The process for upgradation of 600 primary schools which are under the Government into model schools has already been started with funding from Ministry of DoNER, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh has informed. Addressing a special training on the flagship programs/schemes organized by Tamenglong... 

EDITORIAL: Umbilical Cord

Down the years, a political culture has taken such firm roots in Manipur, that there is the growing belief that Manipur can prosper only when there is a friendly Government in Delhi. This is perhaps one of the primary reasons why political parties like the Congress (I), with the odd BJP and the third... 

Fishermen Rolls Up Sleeves To Defy Act

IMPHAL, Apr 26: Contending that the provisions of Manipur Loktak Lake (Protection) Act, 2006 is a direct challenge to their rights, fishermen who depend on Loktak Lake for livelihood have threatened to launch intense agitation if the said Act is not abolished. A joint meeting of the fishermen held at... 

EDITORIAL: The Text Books Riddle

It is a classic case of a system gone hay wire, where the only language understood and acceptable is money-hard cash-or else how does one give a credible explanation for the shortage of text books prescribed by the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur year after year. The system itself may be flawed... 

The Terrorist Economy In India’s North-East — Preliminary Explorations

If entrepreneurship is the imaginative pursuit of position with limited concern about the means used to achieve the purpose, then we can expect changes in the structure of rewards to modify the nature of the entrepreneur’s activities, sometimes drastically. The rules of the game can then be a critical... 

Govt-COTA Standoff Calls For Special Committee

“The end of education is character.” These are the words of the Shri Satya Saibaba which is reduced to writing in a big banner at the “Keishampat” junction that greets me every morning whenever 1 go for my official works. These words have indeed rightly said which cannot be denied or questioned.... 

Ongoing Disconnection Drive Is Unjustified

Whether the idea to file a PIL against erratic power supply was conceived at the recently held controversial Civil Military Relation Seminar at the Manipur University sometime in early January this year or before that event, the PIL is a breakthrough in the history of our civil existence against unaccountability... 

“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... 

BRIEF NEWS: March 02, 2011

JAC serves ultimatum IMPHAL, Mar 1: JAC of AMGEO and AMTUC has set March 9 as the deadline to translate into action agreements reached between employees’ bodies and the State Government on two earlier occasions, failing which employees will resume/relaunch cease work strike from the next day. In a...