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Indian Polity: Regional Policy Absent and Border Policy Missing

By Amar Yumnam India has just experienced two events rather close to one another. Both of these events have lost of implications for governance designs and policy formulation. One event has caused a serious embarrassment to the ruling political party a.....

Decline Trends in Mathematical Aptitude Among students of Manipur

By Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh Once one of my Mathematics teacher asked me, do you know CHARI METHODS (four methods) in Mathematics? I got confused the question of my teacher. I said, no sir. To my astonished, he smiled at me and said, it is very simple,.....

Of sedition law and colonial governmentality

By Kh. Ibomcha What is sedition? Is it not seditious when those in power misuse their privilege and position, breach peace and security by inciting violence? For instance, state government’s brutal act of using tear gas shells to Kanglei mothers who w.....

Book Review: The Forest of Enchantments

By Susma Sharma Gurumayum Released early this year, ‘The Forest of Enchantments’ is Sitayan, as opposed to Ramayan. This is the story of Sita, with her as the protagonist. It is a love story, a tragedious love story. The mythological gods Ram and Si.....

Camellia Oil for Heavenly Beauty

By Shahnaz Husain Camellia oil popularly called “ Wonder Beauty Oil “ has been used by Japanese women for flawless radiant skin and lustrous shinning long hair since centuries ago . The versatile organic oil is used on face ,hair, scalp and bod.....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 34

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.....

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.....

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CM hands over rescued Nepalese nationals to Nepali Embassy

CM hands over rescued Nepalese nationals to Nepali Embassy

‘We were brought with promises of getting jobs abroad’ IMPHAL | Feb 17 A total of 179 rescued victims of human trafficking, who have been identified as Nepalese nationals, have left Manipur today. Chief minister, N. Biren handed them over to offici.....

18-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Jugindro expelled from MPP, Apabi appointed as new president

MPP newly apointed president, Laikhuram Apabi Singh briefing to media

IMPHAL | Feb 17 Manipur People’s Party president, Oinam Jugindro was expelled from the ordinary post of the party today and party central committee appointed Laikhuram Apabi Singh as the new president. During a press conference held today at Manipur.....

18-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Ethnic communities need unity to bring a peaceful Manipur: Adim

Adim Pamei speaks during the function

IMPHAL | Feb 17 “Ethnic communities have different forms of culture and traditions but there is a need to bring the thought of oneness among them to bring a peaceful society.” Vice chairperson of Manipur State Disaster Management Authority (MSDMA), .....

18-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

EEVFAM seeks initiation of criminal proceeding

IMPHAL | Feb 17 Extrajudicial Execution Victims’ Families Association Manipur (EEVFAM) along with Athokpam Tampha, wife of victim Athokpam Angousana Meitei, filed a case before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Thoubal yesterday seeking initiation of crim.....

STDCM set to organise mass rally on March 3

Members of STDCM during press conference

IMPHAL | Feb 17 Condemning the state government for delaying the demand of inclusion of Meetei or Meitei in Schedule Tribe list, Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee Manipur (STDCM) is all set for a mass rally on March 3. In today’s press conference hel.....

18-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

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