Boost To Tangkhul Music, Culture

UKHRUL, May17: Giving importance to Tangkhul songs in the promotion of musical talent as well as for the documentation of the rich cultural identity of the community, Principal Secretary of Works and Trans- ports, Govt of Manipur Ram Muivah yesterday release a collection of Tangkhul songs during a jam-packed function at Rashing Hall, Awungtang here, Speaking at the occasion of releasing the song book,...

Ukhrul Villagers Still Living In The ‘Dark Age’

Church bell hanging from an electric pole in. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 12: Number of villagers in three remote villages under Phungyar Sub-Division of Ukhrul district, who have died without ever seeing the light of electricity in their life, is growing. This is despite that fact in the Government records, these villages have been listed as electrified villages. The revelation came to...

Curtains Drawn On TKS 28th Meet

THOYEE, Apr 25 : After an ecstatic weeklong event wrapped with a miscellany of different activities ranging from individual talent hunt, various games and sports, cultural appearance to the much awaited and enthralling fashion parade, a heavy-hearted emotion loomed large in the air here today as the campers of TKS’ 28th meet and the local villagers exchanged farewell tokens. SDO Tadubi Armstrong...

Many Flay Ambush On MLA, Escort Party

IMPHAL, Apr 16: Cutting across community line and boundaries, many organizations have come out strongly against the ambush laid on MLA of Phungyar Assembly Constituency Wungnaoshang Keishing and his convoy that left as many as seven police personnel and one civilian killed while many others were wounded. Five Tangkhul village heads and a civil organization voiced condemnation on the assassination attempt...

BRIEF NEWS: April 17, 2011

Rogue subedar IMPHAL, Apr 16: Allegation has been leveled against a JCO holding the rank of Subedar and posted at the Assam Rifles ‘Transit Camp’ located near Minuthong. According to two persons, who identified them- selves as representatives of a supplier related to military civic action project undertaken by the Assam Rifles, the accused JCO without furnishing any valid reason detained...

Seven Killed, Six Hurt In Ambush On Wungnaoshang’s Convoy

IMPHAL, Apr 15: At least six security escort personnel of MLA of Phungyar Assembly Constituency Wungnaoshang Keishing and his personal driver lost their lives while six others including civilian sustained injuries when armed persons suspected to be cadres of Naga rebel group NSCN (IM) laid an ambush on the MLA today. The MLA, however, escaped unhurt. The incident occurred at around 2.30 pm today while...

Invasion From The North-East

Choto Babu – the special name by which I call my little grand-nephew, not so little considering he is in class two going on to three – cannot decide what was greater fun: India winning the cricket World Cup or his father taking the impromptu decision to take the family out to M G Road to celebrate right after Dhoni hit the six. There was a traffic jam, with hundreds of cars inching forward, not...

Lahui’s Silver Jubilee Festival – 2010 —A Retrospective To Our Folk Music—

Can you believe one hour and more than 100 pages in text is not enough to describe the beauty of legendary Moirang Thoibi by a Muslim folk song? This happened in the 3rd day of the four days Silver Jubilee Festival of Lahui, a premier Centre for Research on Tradition and Indigenous Arts (16-19 December, 2010) held at Manipur Dramatic Union, Imphal. Even, Mahakavi Hijam Anganghal, author of only epic...

Luira Phanit Sows Seeds Of Hope And Prosperity At Hundung

Young girls staging a traditional dance on Luira Phanit. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 3: Luira Phanit, the annual seed sowing festival of the Tangkhuls, has been celebrated with great fanfare at Hunphun (Hundung) village in Ukhrul district today. The festival of invoking the blessings of God for a bountiful harvest, is being celebrated every year in Hunphun village since time immemorial. In...

‘Tangkhul’ In CBSE Syllabus From This Year

UKHRUL, Feb 22: In a significant development the Tangkhul language has been included in the syllabus of CBSE with effect from the current year. The joint secretary of Tangkhul Literature Society (TLS) Mark Chiphang in a release said Tangkhul language which is now placed in the CBSE status for the first time in the whole of the tribal language in North East region is indeed an astonishing achievement...

In Chamu, Govt Schools Sustain On Charity From Public

Government School at Chamu. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. CHAMU (Indo-Myanmar Border), Feb 14 : Even as the Right to Education Act aimed at ensuring free and compulsory education to children below 14 years of age was implemented all over the country from last year, the same Act  has no meaning for the people of Chamu and surrounding villages. In a strange case, contrary to the purpose of the Act, people...

The Meiteis Are Scapegoats

The Meiteis composed folk Song ‘MANIPUR SANA LEIBAK CHINGNA KOINA PAN SABA HAONA KOINA PAN NGAKPA’ was to the Thadous only having not a single sharp contradiction of what has been claimed. Thadous as defined by Paominlien Kipgen (IFP dt 4th Dec 2010) is progenitor of all Kuki clans including Koms, Kilongs, Vaipheis, Chirus etc. Now there are more than thirty clans of Thadous collectively...

MNRF Swears By Hill-Plain Kinship

Cadres of the Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front (MNRF)... Photo: tangkhul.com UKHRUL, Dec 20: The commander-in-chief (C-in-C) of Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front (MNRF) Allen alias Atai Siro has stated that MNRF was formed in March 2008 after threadbare brainstorming discussion with the like-minded persons especially for peaceful co-existence amongst all the communities living together in Manipur under...