IFP Editorials

Law and its keepers

Politicians are known for making promises to win support and popularity but seldom with a belief in what are promised. They get away with this because the electorates have also come to accept it as normal for political promises to be no more than hot air .....

More traffic suggestions

In the wake of the reported government ban on diesel auto rickshaws which has subsequently been corrected as just a consideration and not an executive order by none other than the chief minister, Nongthombam Biren, and the strong reaction by auto rickshaw.....

Ecology care

A lot many water bodies have died out from the Imphal Valley. In their footsteps may follow the rest of the remaining natural water bodies in the valley, including we dare say, Loktak. Purely from common sense, the lifespan of a lake in a land-locked vall.....

Banning auto rickshaws

The government has announced a ban on entry of diesel auto rickshaws inside Imphal city. Whatever its reasons, we wish the government would make it public. After all this is not just another routine office matter or a temporary measure, but one which will.....

Back to violence

Violence it seems is back in Manipur in all its different shades. The blast yesterday at Koirengei not far from the gate of the BSF base on the tarmac of the old abandoned Koirengei WWII airport, announced this in the most terrifying way. Two BJP troopers.....

Make govt contracts transparent

Many of the roads that were new less than a year ago, are now in a state of total atrophy and all this on account of a week of heavy unseasonal rainfall. What a shame this is. The question that would not have escaped anybody at this moment is, why cannot .....

Federalism concerns

Some of the concerns that plague the idea of federalism are unlikely ever to be resolved. Indeed, many of the problems and prospects of federalism as scholars of political science and sociology have been grappling with cannot but be described as intimidat.....

Naga council proposal

Following an interview of R.N. Ravi, the interlocutor in the Government of India’s peace talks with the NSCN(IM), in a national daily last fortnight in which the interlocutor reportedly revealed a definite model of the proposed solution which was due for .....

Corruption virus

Corruption today has become a monolithic monster in Manipur, eating away at the very vitals of the society. It is not as if there is no corruption in the other states. In fact in terms of volume corruption may be much more elsewhere than here, but what fe.....

Worlds within the world

The contemporary world is too complicated that it is hard to even finalise the literal meaning of the word called ‘World’. Countries around the globe are too busy to pursue their self-interests and place their own selfhood on the face of earth. While tryi.....

Structure not gesture

The move by the present government of Manipur headed by the BJP to reach out to the hill districts and rural areas, in two separate thrusts termed “Go to Hill” and “Go to Village” are truly commendable, but as commitment pressmen and therefore eternal cri.....

Hailing press freedom

We did not plan it. In fact we were not aware for years after the Imphal Free Press was launched on May 3, 1996, that the day this newspaper took birth was also the World Press Freedom Day. For us at the IFP, nothing can exemplify the experience of serend.....

May Day musings

It will be yet another May Day when this newspaper reaches our subscribers in the morning. This is just a quick reminder. The event that the international community remembers as May Day in honour of the workers of the world falls today, May 1. The occasio.....

Celebration and lament

In Manipuri there is a word “kap-nokpa” signifying an agonising mixed feeling of joy and anguish that makes one laugh and cry at the same time. This situation cannot have been better accentuated than by the great news recently of three from Manipur cracki.....

Media Inertia

It is said that Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth; not in pursuance of an absolute, philosophical truth but in its practical day-to-day essence. As defined in ‘The Elements of Journalism,’ the first loyalty of a journalist goes to the citizens.....

Wolf and lamb

At its crux, there are only two known ways of resolving a conflict of interests. One is to crush the weaker of the two with brute force and the other to reach a democratic consensus. The civilized norm of the modern world being the latter option, the need.....

Knowledge divide deepening

Amidst the good news of the birth of genuine competition in career hunt, as witnessed each year in the scramble amongst our young and smart, just out of school, youth for seats in institutes for specialized professional courses in the medical sciences and.....

False image hurdles

One of the worst crimes that the media can commit is to create a false consensus on any given issue. These false consensuses exist, and more often than not, they are not part of any conscious campaign or propaganda, but a result of general insensitivities.....

Defeat into victory

It was a pivotal event in the history of Manipur, but one, it must be added in retrospect, destined to happen. It was a time when the British were solidly consolidating their empire, 34 years after it had conclusively dismantled and discontinued another e.....

Big offence, lame excuse

News from the government establishment in the past few days have been startling. First there was the report of the award of contract for the development of a custom-made finance management software called Finance Budget and Expenditure Regulation Software.....

Babuji and Nepotism

There are various cases of misusing public office and of recent, the state government has set up an anti-corruption cell to check such malpractice. However, it is questionable how firm the stand of the present government on curbing corruption is. Recentl.....

Drug problem

Is the drug menace we are faced with a policing problem or a social one? This question may sound cliché, but nonetheless it is one which has not been answered adequately and satisfactorily in Manipur. In recent times, there is a renewed drive against drug.....

Grand to mundane

There is a measure of inevitability about it but all the same there is a lot to lament about it too. The tendency in recent times has been for grand movements to be reduced to businesses as usual. And this is happening in practically every field, beginnin.....

Dynamic identity

Few works of art has more convincingly portrayed the irreconcilability of racial identities than in French existentialist author Albert Camus’s well known short story, “The Guest” set against the backdrop of the Algerian resistance movement against French.....

Cost of medical studies

It is quite an irony that while higher education in the government sector remains practically free, the costs of education in private universities are hitting the roof. When it comes to specialized professional courses, such as engineering and medical, th.....

Latest News

MU VC Pandey suspended by Univ Visitor till enquiry against him through

IMPHAL | Sept 18 : The HRD ministry has suspended the incumbent vice-chancellor of Manipur University Professor, Adya Prasad Pandey until the enquiry constituted against him is completed and action is taken thereof. A suspension order was issued in this .....

19-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

State-wide rally held against mob lynching

State-wide rally held against mob lynching

IMPHAL | Sept 18 : Condemning the rise in mob lynching in the state, several organisations, clubs and Meira Paibis, and security personnel carried out rallies at different districts of the state since yesterday. In Thoubal district, several torch rallies.....

19-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

KWOHR hits back at WJP statement

IMPHAL | Sept 18 : Kuki Women Organisation for Human Rights (KWOHR) has condemned the statements made by Women for Just Peace (WJP) as a poor attempt at neutral concern for justice and peace, conspicuously bent on protecting perpetrators of a well-planned.....

19-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Indo-Myanmar trade briefly halted over confusion caused by anti-drug drive

MOREH | Sept 18 : Indo-Myanmar trade came to a brief halt over confusion arising from an anti-drug drive conducted by Anti-Drugs Abuse Campaign Committee (ADACC), Moreh on September 17. Members of ADACC, Moreh were pelted with stones at No Man’s Land whi.....

Radhesyham appeals to teachers to maintain healthy relation with students

Thokchom Radheshyam during inspection tour at Y. K. College, Wangjing Thoubal

IMPHAL | Sept 18 : Education minister, Thokchom Radheshyam made a surprise visit today at Y. K. College, Wangjing Thoubal and Lilong Haoreibi College. The minister met the principal, professors and students of the colleges, where he was highlighted about.....

19-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

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