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UNLF Punctures Surrender Fizz And Hype

IMPHAL, Jun 16: Accusing the Assam Rifles and the State Government of staging one surrender drama after the other, the proscribed UNLF today claimed that the mass surrender of 40 PULF cadres led by its leader Omar Farooque as well as one cadre of the KCP (Nando) at the campus of the IGAR (S) on June... 

Tehelka Exposé Comes True: Assam Rifles Stages ‘Surrender’

Top police officials call the Tehelka report baseless, but local journalists are convinced of its authenticity GUWAHATI, Jun 14: The Tehelka exposé on the fake surrender of militants in Manipur has come true. On Tuesday, 41 cadres of the People’s United Liberation Front (PULF), including its three... 

Assam Rifles To Parade Poor Youth In Fake Surrendering Drama

The youth will be made to surrender in front of CM O Ibobi Singh, while arms have come from Kuki militants Umar Farooq. Image Credit: Tehelka Around 45 youth from Thoubal, the home constituency of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, will surrender before him on Tuesday, 14 June, creating a stir... 

Peace In Sight, ULFA Victims Speak Up

As the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) prepares for peace talks with the Centre, the victims of its terror demand a say in the process. FOR 18 YEARS, Bhobendra Chandra Kalita, 48, has been lying crippled in his house at Chamatiapara of Assam’s Darrang district. Almost every night, he has nightmares... 

INTERVIEW: ULFA Is Committed To Peace: Arabinda Rajkhowa

ULFA head says all energies are focused on making peace happen in Assam this time Arabinda Rajkhowa. Image Credit: Tehelka In the din of the assembly election, a significant event has got lost. The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), a banned outfit, held its 32nd Raising Day in the open in Assam.... 

EDITORIAL: Wheels Of Justice

The pictures remain as fresh as they were and while time may have done its bit of being the “best healer” the scar still remains and it will take more than the hands of a top cosmetic surgeon to remove it completely. It is now nearly two years since Th Rabina, a young pregnant housewife was shot... 

23/7 Probe: Hearing Scheduled For Tomorrow

IMPHAL, Mar 27: The Justice PG Agarwal Commission,  entrusted to investigate the infamous July 23, 2009 firing incident at Khwairamband Keithel has set March 29 as the date for commencing the argument hearing on the case. Talking to The Sangai Express, Justice (Retd) Agarwal said there would be no change... 

State Media Woes Aired

NEW DELHI, Dec 27: An explicit account of the problems and difficulties being encountered by media fraternity in Manipur was presented before a sitting of the South Asian Media Com-mission here by commission member and Editor of the Ireibak daily Irengbam Arun. The sitting held today at India International... 

Our Weakness, Our Limits

It stands true that the media, and by this we mean the print media, has made significant strides since 1996, when modern technology was introduced such as offset printing technology and this naturally sounded the death knell of the archaic and outdated  letter press and the days of the one page newspaper... 

INTERVIEW: ‘˜Manipur’s Merger With India Was A Forced Annexation’

People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak Politburo member Ibotombi Khuman tells AVALOK LANGER that protracted ethnic infighting has undermined the cause of the Manipur movement There is something wrong with Manipur. Scarcity, rampant corruption and unemployment have led to the hemorrhaging of... 

New Delhi Admits Royal Rebel Meghen’s Arrest

There is strong opinion in Manipur that way back in 1949 the then Maharaja of Manipur Bodhachandra was forced to sign the Merger Agreement with India under duress. The oldest outfit of the state The United National Liberation Front (UNLF) had claimed that Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) was trying to... 

Tehelka Hits The Bull’s Eye With 7/23 BT Road Coverage

NEW DELHI, Nov 17: Weekly magazine Tehelka has been awarded the IPI India Award for Excellence in Journalism, 2010 for outstanding journalistic work. The Award comprises a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh, a trophy and a citation to the winner. The International Press Institute is an active forum of Editors,... 

Justice Agarwal Hearing Continues

IMPHAL, Oct 6: The hearing of the Justice Agarwal Inquiry Commission, which is investigating the July 23 Khwairamband Bazar incident of 2009 in which Rabina, a pregnant woman and Sanjit, a former UG, were killed while five other people were injured in police firing,  was conducted at Hotel Imphal today. On...