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North-East: Accepting The Idea Of India

WHEN the North-East of India comes up for discussion in a public forum or figures in media coverage, the stock phrases used in conversations or dialogue usually give the impression that the entire region is engulfed in strife and confrontation. I am willing to bet that a majority of stories would be... 

Allowing Foreign Capital Control Over Domestic Savings Is Bad Economics

The LIC completed another eventful year in its spectacular journey. At 58, LIC today stands proud as the finest financial institution in the country proving ail its detractors wrong. The AIIEA raised the demand for nationalization of insurance business in 1951 and achieved significant success with the... 

EDITIORIAL: The Irony Of May 21 And 22… Educating Delhi On Terror

It was terrorism that killed former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991, while he was on an election campaign at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu and it was on May 22, 1958 that India adopted the Armed Forces Special Powers Act as an Ordinance.  While May 21 continues to be observed all over the... 

Modernization Of The Armed Force

Are we catching up with neighbors in modernizing Armed Force? After about a quarter century since the Bofors controversy broke out in 1986, the Indian Army is now finally going to get some howitzer guns. The Army Chief Gen. V.K. Singh broke the news in his Army Day eve Press Conference in New Delhi.... 

BRIEF NEWS: February 24, 2011

Hovercrafts arrive The hovercrafts procured from the US to flush out UG from Loktak Lake at the Toubul VDF post. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Fed 23: To flush out UGs from Loktak Lake, Hovercrafts would be inducted in the counter-insurgency operation from next month, SP of Bishnupur district K... 

BRIEF NEWS: February 22, 2011

AITUC Stir IMPHAL, Feb 21: Around 300 delegates from Manipur will participate in the proposed March to Parliament to be launched under the aegis of All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) against rising inflation and corruption on February 23 at New Delhi. Informing this during a press conference at Irabot... 

Educating The Opposition

Image Credit: Bombiel Media Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. It can only be the sheer genius of the person, the historian and moralist Lord Acton in this case, that can come up with such a catching phrase, that has withstood the ravages of time and history to remain relevant at... 

CDSU Joins KSO

LAMKA, Jan 18: The Churachandpur Students’ Union today joined rank with the KSO in voicing dissent against the State Government’s order to appoint senior MCS officer as Executive Director of the DRDA in hill districts. The Union is displeased to learn that the Government has adopted a parallel... 

Village Chief Decries Poppy Cultivation, Gunfight

Poppy cultivation site in Thonglang Akutpa village, Senapati district, Manipur. Image Credit: The Sangai Express IMPHAL, Jan 8: In the guise of cultivating potatoes, villagers of Songjang have been found cultivating Poppies in over 3 hectares of land along a hill cliff be-longing to Thonglang Akutpa... 

Decks Cleared For North-East Youth Fest

Rewben Mashangva, one of the star attractions IMPHAL, Jan 6: Union Minister of Water Resources Vincent H. Pala will grace the North East Youth Festival at Senapati while New Delhi based ‘˜Rock and Roll’ band Parikrama will enthrall the crowd. The North East Youth Festival organized by Youth... 

Reasoning With The Terrorist

The present paper aims at raising the question; ‘Is it possible to reason with the terrorist?’ It also aims at finding an answer, even if tentative, to the question raised. Reasoning primarily means a covenant with truth. When two parties agree to reason together their primary commitment... 

KIF Celebrates 8 Years Of Journey

KIF representative Chongboi Haokip (right) after meeting Japanese World War II veterans in Japan in May 2005 The U.S.-based Kuki International Forum (the global Kuki Forum) completes eight years on December 29, 2010. The organization was formed at a meeting held from 29-30 December 2002 in the United... 

31st Archives Week Celebration Begins

IMPHAL, Dec 28: The ’31st Archives Week Celebration cum Record Exhibition’ has been inaugurated by the Art and Culture Minister Ph Parijat at the Keishampat office complex of Manipur State Archives today. Former Minister Gangmumei Kamei and Director (Art & Culture) K Sobita Devi graced...