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Why Manipuri People Oppose Citizenship Amendment Bill?

Uti Posseditis Juris in the Context of India – Manipur Relations Revisited By L. Malem Mangal Agenda The Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 (CAB) passed by the Lower House of the Indian Parliament on 8 January 2019 has once again brought to the fore.....

Enormity of Manipur’s food security challenges due to climate change

By Babie Shirin It is a fact that Manipur has been affected by climate change. This changing climate will affect food security through its impacts on all components of global, national and local food systems. Food security is the outcome of foods syste.....

“The Truth Of Manipur Is Inherent In Mahousa Lairembi (Nature)”

By Waikhom Manimohan Now, with the increase in population but lack of resources, there is unemployment and poverty everywhere, and failure in every department acting as an indicator of economic development. There is chaos everywhere and problems a galo.....

“Cyber Security”-the need of the hour

By Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh. Computer security, Cyber security or information technology security (IT security) is the protection of computer system from theft or damage to their hardware, software or electronic data as well as from disruption or misd.....

Poetry and Samarendra

(Continuation of previous Monday publication) For Samarendra belongs in spirit to the new modernism, while in style he is an atypical of Chaoba-Kamal-Anganghal classicists. Breaking the normal rules and evolving for a new sapling of art form is the fir.....

CAB, CAB, CAB..: Mr. Government, the Public Are Not Talking of Taxi

By Amar Yumnam The North-Eastern part of India is now seized with one issue. It is seldom that the region rises together on a shared concern over an issue. One peculiarity of the present worry is that the source of it is not a home-made one but relates.....

Tourism: A potential that North-east cannot ignore

By John S. Shilshi Among the small states of North-east region, Sikkim emerged as one of the favourite destinations for tourists across the country. In terms of annual tourist intake, it has surpassed Meghalaya, known for attracting domestic tourist ov.....

Book Review: “Matamgi Manipur: The First Manipuri Feature Film”- Best Book on Indian Cinema 2017

By Meghachandra Kongbam A new chapter in the annals of 45 years of Manipuri cinema preludes with a book in English entitled, “Matamgi Manipur: The First Manipuri Feature Film” by Bobby Wahengbam. The book bagged the Swarna Kamal for ‘the Best Book on C.....

Jail-Path to Freedom

By Thiyam Ningol, Dr. Nalini, Africa “Help me God! I know it is wrong but it is the only way to get my freedom”-Lucy prayed. Lucy was imprisoned by her own husband, in his own house, inside his own heart. Three days ago Robert was an ordinary, po.....

Dweller’s Tea (An exhaustive review)

By Bharati Yumnam Dweller Location: Lamphel Supermarket, near Evelyn Scan C & India Post Office, Imphal. Timing: All days from 11am to 7pm. Speciality: Naturally delightful tea blends, indigenous snacks. Rating: 4 out of 5 Setting: Dwel.....

Flowers for Beauty

By Shahnaz Husain Flowers are nature’s gift to man and provide a unique level of botanical energy. They not only delight the senses with their beautiful colours and fragrances, but actually have powerful properties, which help to bring about the ideal .....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 31

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.....

Gaan Ngai: A Festival Of The Zeliangrong Nagas Of North East India

By Dr. Jenpuiru Kamei The Gaan Ngai is the greatest festival of the Zeliangrong people. It is mainly celebrated by the followers of Tingkao Ragwang Chapriak (TRC) in the three states of Assam, Manipur and Nagaland. The Zeliangrong which performs a well.....

Profile of a Playwright

By Rajmani Ayekpam In the long twenty years journey of Ranjit Ningthouja’s playwriting, his plays (Shumang leela) not only entertained Manipuri audience but also entertained non-Manipuri audience of outside Manipur. He was introduced as a young playwri.....

Unfolding Global Dynamics and Prevailing Governance Character: Future Uncertainty for Manipur and India

By Amar Yumnam The World Economic Forum Meeting for 2019 is going to happen later this month from 22 January to 25 January at its usual place at Davos in Switzerland. As a prelude to this, the Forum has brought forth quite a few documents and reports. .....

“Cyber Crimes”-Crimes through Ionosphere

By Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh Cyber Crime or Computer oriented Crime is the crime that involved a computer and a networks. The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime or it may be the target. Cybercrime can be defined as: Offences that .....

Poetry and Samarendra

By Milan Ashem I wonder myself at this very beginning of this essay who am I, (just an anonymous self proclaimed metamorphosised post-teen?) to critique a Sahitya Akademi awardee, Laishram Samarendra. Well, to be perfectly and factually honest, it was .....

Journalist’s arrest and the rot in Manipur

By Pradip Phanjoubam Manipur is descending back into its accustomed lawlessness. Curiously, this time it is not the insurgent challengers of the state, or habitual street-fighting bandh and blockade callers who are at the heart of the turmoil, but an u.....

Freedom’s fault lines

By Yambem Laba In his earlier avatar as a journalist N Biren Singh was editor of a vernacular daily. During this time, he was arrested by the State on a charge of sedition. The only saving grace was that he was arrested along with the late Thaonaojam I.....

Detox Your Hair

By Shahnaz Husain Nutritional deficiencies, environmental pollution, hormones imbalances and the stressful lifestyle leads to lacklustre, thinning hair and hair loss. The use of chemical laden hair styling products like soaps, shampoo,hair masks etc.....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 30

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.....

The Lost Village

By Sanasam Pratibimba Ramrei Naga village was completely submerged by 2013, by the waters from the rising levels of the Thoubal river, which was blocked by the Infamous Maphou Dam. Now, what we could see of the once prosperous village, founded on the w.....

Invisible Men and the Chitrangada myth

By Heigrujam Elizabeth Nandini Krishnan introduces Manipur’s nupa manbi and nupi manbi in her book Invisible Men with the myth of Arjuna and Chitrangada from Manipur. All Manipur Nupi Manbi Association (AMANA), Empowering Transgender Association (ETA),.....

Of Fear-Power-World View and Master Puppet Power Relation

By Kh. Ibomcha Episodes that we have witnessed in our state in the last two, three years, be it the midnight raid in Manipur University and picking up of students and teachers, or arresting Wangkhemcha under NSA for criticizing the government reminds m.....

In Praise of Everyman’s Library

By Ningombam Captain “Everyman, I Will Go With Thee, And Be Thy Guide, In Thy Most Need To Go By Thy Side” There are three instances on which you might come across the above quotation. The first is when you read the medieval morality pla.....

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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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