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Will You be My Valentine

By Thiyam Ningol, Dr. Nalini, Africa “No Robert, I can not sign this. You have finished all your leave dues.” “Then, will you be my Valentine?” Maria was shocked. She thought she heard wrong. “What did you say?” “Never mind. I am sorry.” “.....

First Principle, Indian Democracy and Manipur Tragedy

By Amar Yumnam Let me start with a quotation from one of the original thinkers on democracy. He (intentionally holding the name back to arouse natural curiosity) said:”The aim of every political Constitution, is or ought to be, first to obtain for rule.....

A Sinful business called Human Trafficking

By John S. Shilshi Manipur Police and all the NGOs involved in recent rescue of 193 Nepalese from the Indo-Myanmar border needs to be compliment. It was a job very well done. Rescue of such huge number of victims indicates that there is a well-coordina.....

“Finding The Voices – What it seeks from us all”

By Marjing Mayanglambam ‘Finding The Voices’ A talk show presenting voices with the vision to spread Inspiring, Educative, Empowering and Entertaining stories in the violence torn landscape of Manipur. This is the introduction from its Facebook page an.....

"Aspiration in medical career" and its effect among our youths

Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh Among any other career after 10+2, Medical career seems to be at the top in Manipur even throughout India. This is because, Employability is the best as compare to any other course in Manipur especially. Yes, medical professio.....

Promising Collaboration with ASEAN Countries: A Way Forward

By Dr. C. Joshua Thomas The Kolkata Dialogue 2018 comes at an appropriate moment in the development of North-East India when rapid change is occurring in the region and in its neighbourhood, particularly with ASEAN countries with the participation of m.....

DECEIT

By Thiyam Ningol, Dr. Nalini, Africa “Leave me alone. I am not hungry. All of you get out from here.” The newly wed bride was screaming at the girls who came to call her for lunch. It was the second day after her marriage. Asha had not eaten anyt.....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 33

By Akendra Sana “Bamboo Flower”, serialized here, is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously and any resemblance to any actual person, living or dead, events.....

Valentine’s Day Beauty Tips

By Shahnaz Husain Love it or Leave it, Valentine Day the holiday of love is right around the corner. It doesn’t matter if you are going on special date for romantic night out ,looking for one or just a walk with friends and family , you wan.....

Need to play our politics for Modi to act

By Oken Jeet Sandham The greatest fear of Delhi is the “UNITY” of the Northeast (NE) India as they presume that such “UNITY” will become a major threat to the “UNITY OF INDIA”. But is it logical to keep Northeast people divided for the sake of country’.....

Meitei in Scheduled Tribe list, what?

By Oinam Thoujal Khumancha In the present day mist on the issue of the demand of “Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee Manipur” on the inclusion of Meitei/Meetei in Schedule Tribe list of India, the tooth and nail opposition of some so-called student organ.....

Interim Budget 2019-20: Populist to the Core

By Amar Yumnam The term of the Narendra Modi-led government in the Centre is ending soon and elections for a new Lok Sabha are round the corner. This being the case, the prevailing government can only think of an Interim Budget for the present commitme.....

Interim Budget 2019-20: Populist to the Core

By Amar Yumnam The term of the Narendra Modi-led government in the Centre is ending soon and elections for a new Lok Sabha are round the corner. This being the case, the prevailing government can only think of an Interim Budget for the present commitme.....

ASER-2018 Vis-à-vis “Go To School”-Mission in Manipur

By:Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh Amidst praise and criticism, the present Government of Manipur has taken up few gigantic Missions for the welfare of people like Go To Hills, Go To Villages, CMHT etc. After these Missions with mixed results the next Missio.....

‘Need for political understanding and solidarity among the states of northeast India’

(The following is the script of the public lecture Imphal Free Press editor Pradip Phanjoubam delivered in Guwahati on January 19, 2019) At the very outset, let me thank the Radhikamohan Bhagowati Memorial Trust for inviting me to give this important l.....

Dolaithabi Barrage: A Barrage of Concealing Facts

By Mamta Lukram & Jangminthang Haokip The development projects taken up in the state for larger good need be divulged its details to the people for enhancing better understanding of the project’s aims, objectives, and utility. Spaces for feedbacks must.....

EGO

By Thiyam Ningol, Dr. Nalini, Africa His heart wanted to apologize but his ego revolted against. He had waited long enough just to hear his wife say “Come back”. Daily he peeped in Laura’s shop. He watched her from far, unnoticed. His jealousy to.....

The fire in Assam: Many view the citizenship amendment bill as a betrayal of BJP’s poll promise

By Sanjib Baruah People in many parts of Northeast India, especially Assam, have spoken loudly against the citizenship amendment bill through widespread public protests. But there is strong support for the bill in certain Bengali-speaking clusters — no.....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 32

By Akendra Sana “Bamboo Flower”, serialized here, is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously and any resemblance to any actual person, living or dead, events.....

Face Scrubs to Avoid Dirt and Dullness

By Shahnaz Husain Dull, dry, lusterless skin is result of regular exposure to dirt, dust and pollution in environment which accumulates toxins in deep pores. While washing and cleasing help get rid of superficial build up on face but misses .....

Manufacturing Citizenship : The Ongoing Movement Against Citizenship Amendment Bill in Northeast India

By Binalakshmi Nepram When you single out any particular group of people for secondary citizenship status, that's a violation of basic human rights ~ Jimmy Carter, Former US President & Nobel Peace Laureate History show us that in 1500s, an estimate.....

The World Wetlands Day

By M. Asnikunar Singh The World Wetlands Day is celebrated ever year on 2nd February. The Convention on wetlands was adopted on 2 February , 1971 in Ramsar,Iran. The Ramsar Secretariat’s main objective is to raise public awareness about the importance .....

Why Citizenship amendment Bill is a worrisome legislation

By John S. Shilshi Given the kind of political culture we have wherein the ruling dispensation and the opposition never agree on anything, all the noises against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 resonating from different states of north-east regio.....

Causing Fear As Political Weapon of Governance: From Tacit to Open

By Amar Yumnam Voltaire said long ago: “It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.” The full title of a 2011 book written by Andrew Napolitano also reads: “It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong: the case for personal f.....

“Hunting for Jobs”- in Jobless State

By Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh It was in a small village about 27kms from capital state Imphal where my village school master taught me about the value and importance of education in life and society during my childhood days at Lower Primary Class. My ma.....

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Former president of MSAD arrested, allegedly slapped with sedition

IMPHAL | Feb 15 Manipur Student’s Association Delhi (MSAD) advisor, Thokchom Veewon, has been allegedly arrested by a joint team of Delhi and Manipur police this evening from his rented room, in Delhi. It is learnt that, Thokchom, who was also the f.....

16-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

PMC condemns arrest of ex-president MSAD

IMPHAL | Feb 14 The president of the Pan Meetei Convention, Nabashyam Heigrujam, in a press statement condemned the arrest of the ex-president of the Manipur Stuents Association Delhi, MSAD, Thokchom VeeWon, by a team of Delhi and Manipur police withou.....

Garland of victory was placed on neck of wrong person says Gaikhangam

Former CM O. Ibobi speaks during press conference

IMPHAL | Feb 15 “The present state government took a weak stand on the issue of CAB, 2019. The BJP government has been excessively obsessed with cheap popularity and befooling the people with false and fake promises which were its strategies to win the.....

16-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Meinya warns public to remain vigilant of CAB

IMPHAL | Feb 15 “Even if the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019 was not tabled in the Rajya Sabha, there might be an attempt to introduce the bill if a new party comes to power in the upcoming parliamentary elections; and so there is need for the.....

16-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

One should ride bicycles for sake of future generations: Karam Shyam

Karam Shyam speaks during the function

IMPHAL | Feb 15 Spreading the message of conserving oil such as diesel and petroleum in the future, CAF and PD minister, Karam Shyam has started riding a bicycle. He said, “one should ride bicycles not for self benefits but for the sake of future ge.....

16-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

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