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New Government : Renewed Progress

By Thoudam Imomacha Singh The recent electoral verdict in Manipur was, of course, fragile, but the formation of a BJP led Government was inevitable. So the inevitable has happened. The conviction of the “Manipur Electorate” for a political vicissitude ha.....

Armed Forces Special Power Act

By Colonel I S Chanam, Retd This Act( AFSPA ) has created a lot of heart burn among the public in Manipur and Jammu & Kashmir. It has drawn criticism from many quarters. Many instances of committ Ingexcesses by the armed forces had taken place in earlie.....

The New Government in Manipur: Enthusiasm seen, but what about context?

By Amar Yumnam Two types of announcements by the new Government in Manipur are of interest in the sense of manifestation of the focus of governance. One relates to the announcements relating to the mountains of Manipur for holding Cabinet Meetings in the.....

People are the sovereigns, not the governor

By Garga Chatterjee As of now, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanisamy of the AIADMK, one of the 2 main Dravidian political forces in Tamil politics, seems to be in charge of affairs. The political turmoil in Tamil Nadu seems to have subsided, albeit .....

Road Safety: Manipur Highways Lifelines or Death-lines

By John Gaingamlung Gangmei The day when Manipur woke up to witness triple tragic road accidents of two National Highways i.e. NH 2 & NH 39 which has claimed more than 22 (twenty-two) lives and many critically injured. The Governor, Chief Minister and pe.....

Moral policing and its effect in Manipur

By Dr Reena Nongmaithem The practice of so called ‘moral policing’ in the state have been a well known system for delivering instant justice by vigilantes groups disregarding the due process of law and justice dispensation. While, in many of these cases,.....

The Buddha Advised The People to follow the Moderate Way (the Middle Way ) of Life

Part II By Thangjam Sanjoo Singh The Middle Path in Buddhism does not mean having a biased view or superficial understanding only. The "Middle Path" represents a distinct theory and way of Buddhist practice that is not common to other religions. Buddhi.....

Who was Chuck Berry?

By Jyaneswar Laishram Little or nothing did my generation know about Chuck Berry when we used to rock n’ roll during our high school days in Bishenpur, because he was not as fair and handsome as Elvis Presley. That was the time then when amateur teen roc.....

Manipur: Uncertainty Remains Despite End to the Economic Blockade

By Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen One of the major promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during the recently held assembly elections in Manipur was to end the economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) within 48 hours. After taking oat.....

New Government, Old Expectations and Unmet Development Needs: Convergence needs in Manipur administration

By Amar Yumnam One interesting fact has emerged from research in Economics of Happiness around the world and particularly relating to democracies where winning elections are the primary condition for playing the leadership role in administration. It is n.....

Cleansing of Rice Distribution System

By Colonel I S Chanam, Retd The Sangai 23 March 2017 has brought up again the issue of complaints regarding dis- satisfaction in rice distribution in Keisamthong Kendra. Whatever is the allegation and the justification by the distributing agencies, one a.....

A defeat foretold

No one doubts Irom Sharmila’s heroic resistance to AFSPA. But somewhere, she lost her bearings, confused moral strength with temporal power By Pradip Phanjoubam Watching Irom Chanu Sharmila — the woman who spent 16 years of her youth in a lonely specia.....

How a Yogi has divided peoples

By Garga Chatterjee There is a terrible rumour that is doing the rounds. That Yogi Adityanath, the newly minted Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, said earlier something to the effect that dead Muslim women should be exhumed from their graves and then be r.....

Representative Politics: The question of Jiribam MLA

By Kh Ibomcha The loud silence which Kangleipak maintains when Jiribam constituency segment elects and sends a non-local to the state Assembly representing Jiri tells us more than what it appears outwardly. This is nowhere near we as a group of people sh.....

Forgotten heroes of World War I: The Tangkhul Naga Labour Corps

By Dr. Tuisem Ngakang In recognition of his social and military service Pettigrew was awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind silver medal in 1918. Pettigrew could also manage to persuade 500 Kukis for the labour corps. Hundred years ago in the spring of 1917, 1200 y.....

The Buddha Advised The People To Follow The Moderate Way Of Life -1

By Thangjam Sanjoo Singh All religions follow a course of training in order to groom the "inner-self". The avoidance of extreme of self-indulgence and self-mortification are character of Buddhist training. The Middle way is the avoidance of both extreme.....

A Call to Transform Manipur after the Election

By Rev Mangthianlal Thangniang “Salvation will not arrive in Air Force One.” Chuck Colson In a world where sometimes hopes are misplaced or things are misunderstood, having the right understanding and that understanding is on a right foundation is vital.....

The New Chief Minister: His strengths and challenges

By Amar Yumnam Manipur is facing a most critical phase in her evolutionary trajectory as a society and most challenging time for a Head of the People to prove his mettle. The last few decades have been facing rising socially divisive articulation of inte.....

Holi and Dol Yatra are not the same

By Garga Chatterjee Holi, the largely Hindi belt festival of colours, was quite special in Uttar Pradesh where it is celebrated with a lot of pomp. It was a “saffron” Holi, as an ancient festival comes to be tainted in contemporary political colours. How.....

Testing the patience of Manipuris, the Congress-UNC way

By Dr Mohammad Imtiyaj Khan Every election time, Manipur is blockaded by hillsmen particularly Nagas (in 2011 and 2016). Back in 2006-07, the blockaders were hillsmen, Kukis and Nagas together. And, the peculiarity of the blockades/bandhs was that it alw.....

Congress Has No Moral Right To Criticise NDA

Governors Of Goa And Manipur Did No Wrong By M. Venkaiah Naidu The hue and cry being raised by the Congress over government formations by the BJP-led coalitions in Goa and Manipuris totally unjustified as the Governors inboth the States had only followe.....

Testing the patience of Manipuris, the Congress-UNC way

By Dr Mohammad Imtiyaj Khan Every election time, Manipur is blockaded by hillsmen particularly Nagas (in 2011 and 2016). Back in 2006-07, the blockaders were hillsmen, Kukis and Nagas together. And, the peculiarity of the blockades/bandhs was that it alw.....

Manipur Vision 2030

By Dr. Bishwanjit Loitongbam As per instruction of India’s PM Narendra Modi, NITI Aayog aims to triple India’s GDP by 2032. Underpinning this initiative, annual GDP growth rate is required to grow at least eight percent on average for the next 15 years. .....

Manipur Elections 2017: The Parties and the Lessons

By Amar Yumnam Manipur has just experienced the most significant Elections of this century. Since the beginning of the twenty-first century and till the 2012 Elections, these have been a rather one Party show. But this time there has emerged a more or le.....

Changing colours of Manipur

By Dennis Misao On the occasion of Holi - the festival of colors, it is ironic that the present political scenario in Manipur is reminiscent of the good old days of horse trading and party hopping where people and parties changed colors at whim and at pl.....

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Complaint lodged with ‘inquiry committee’ as Prof. Yugindro breaks into VC’s room

Professor, Vishwanath

IMPHAL | Sept 23 : Senior most professor of Manipur University, W. Vishwanath said a complaint has been lodged to the ‘two member inquiry committee’ regarding breaking the lock of vice-chancellor office by professor, K. Yugindro and security forces. The .....

24-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Committee of political parties lambastes state govt for forcibly opening VC’s office

Committee of political parties lambastes state govt for forcibly opening VC’s office

IMPHAL | Sept 23 : “Keeping the students and teachers of Manipur University behind bars and forcibly opening the vice-chancellor office during enquiry period is a conspiracy of the state government to support and put strength to A.P. Pandey who was recent.....

24-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Hostellers resolve not to co-operate with Prof. K. Yugindro

IMPHAL | Sept 23 : Today around 10:30 am, about 100 hostellers including research scholars of all the ladies’ hostels of Manipur University gathered in front of coffee corner inside the Manipur University campus to discuss the ongoing scenario at MU. A .....

24-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

MUSU asserts clauses put by Prof. Yugindro Singh is self-contradictory

IMPHAL | Sept 23 : Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) has informed all students and teachers on Manipur University (MU) and the public of the state that the clauses put against the students and teachers by Prof. Yugindro Singh of MU is self-contrad.....

24-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

MO, patients and attendants decry shabby condition of Ukhrul District Hospital

MO, patients and attendants decry shabby condition of Ukhrul District Hospital

UKHRUL | Sept 23 : The 50 bedded Ukhrul District Hospital at Hungpung was commissioned for functioning on October 28, 2016, however, shortage of staffs has continued to hamper its smooth functioning. While laying the foundation stone of Somdal CHC on Jul.....


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