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To Our Elected Legislators

Physical wealth & money are not the only valuable assets you have to earn. Once elected, you may strive to win the hearts of the electorate for all times to come. By Seram Neken Even though the ideal is considered as impossible to exist, we need to stud.....

Is calling for an independent Kashmir always seditious or illegal? The answer is NO.

By Garga Chatterjee The Supreme Court has long declared that no public service can be denied to anyone who for whatever reason does not produce the Aadhar card. In short, it can’t be made mandatory for any public purpose. The Union government led by Nare.....

The CSOs in Manipur and the ghost behind them

By Kh. Ibomcha More than clear that there exist sharp divisions among CSOs claiming to be representing the voice of Kanglei people communicating their yearnings for a more just society. The root of this very crisis that eventually precipitates fragmentat.....

Negotiating religious and ethnic customs: New Regime of Governance in India

By Snehashish Mitra Since Narendra Modi led BJP government assumed power of the governing India since 2014, a common theme among the debates have been changing the old settlements of power hierarchy and provoke a new one as an alternative. Financially de.....

Glaucoma week (March 12 – 18, 2017)

By Dr. Dinakumar Yambem World glaucoma week is a collaborative project between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association to eliminate glaucoma blindness by alerting people to have regular eye check - up, including examinat.....

Manipur Elections 2017: Changing character of discourse

By Amar Yumnam The First Phase of the Assembly Elections in Manipur has just been completed. The remaining constituencies in the mountain areas of Manipur would be having the last round of Elections in just three days. It is expected that the high percen.....

Why is Amartya Sen in the crosshair of the Modi govt?

By Garga Chatterjee Dilip Ghosh, the president of BJP’s West Bengal branch recent lashed out against Professor Amartya Sen, one of Bengal’s two living Nobel laureates – the other person being Dr Muhammad Yunus. Ghosh had said, “No one in Bengal understa.....

TR Zeliang should exhibit political maturity, avoid tribal card

By Oken Jeet Sandham Quite unexpectedly during his election campaign for their NPF candidates in Manipur’s Tamenglong District, former Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang, who just stepped down as Chief Minister a week back, said he was a victim of the ma.....

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 vit.....

When the leader is no more than a ladder

By Vidyarthy Chatterjee There is not a single educated Indian who does not know a thing or two about Irom Sharmila’s long pacifist struggle against violent occupation of her homeland, Manipur, by men in uniform from without. Year after year for the past .....

“Clamorous Demonitisation of Higher Currency”

By Ningthoujam Ajit Singh One of the authorities on ‘black economy’ of India Professor Arun Kumar, clamped the attack on demonitization of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 as ‘foolish’. The ‘surprise’ announcement by Prime Minister on televised address at 8.15PM on 8.....

Manipur Polls 217 : The “Trade Mark”

By Thoudam Imomacha Singh The “ Trade Mark” of Manipur Polls 2017 is the deceptive campaign being launched by the main political rivals namely the Indian Nation Congress (INC) and the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), the former ruling the state for the past .....

Is the world always racial? 

By RK Lakhi Kant The end of a political system, a dynasty supporting such a system, and very lately now the end of a Indian establishment that ruled over the country for the last century and more could only be unexplainable in any way one could think of.....

 The Manipur Elections 2017: The Flagged Issues and the BJP

Amar Yumnam Starting from the last two Mondays, my commentary has been concerned with the forthcoming Assembly Elections. In order to focus the commentary I have flagged five issues needing a priory categorical commitment from the Political Parties, par.....

In Manipur, real game to start from March 11

Chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh is confident his party will comfortably exceed the halfway mark on its own By Pradip Phanjoubam On March 11, when the counting of votes is done, it will be known for certain if the ruling Congress in Manipur is able to k.....

Last ray of hope

United naga council general secretary, S Milan, says that the core issue behind the economic blockade it has imposed in Manipur has never been understood, even by the media By Yambem Laba Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has a history of jumping.....

The emperor’s old anxiety betrayed in new obsession

By Garga Chatterjee The Supreme Court of India has declared that will not be mandatory for people to stand to the Indian Union’s national anthem if the song is part of the film itself. However, the mandatory playing of the song before film shows in cinem.....

The Germ of an Idea

By Thokchom Wangam “Neither the colourless vagueness of cosmopolitanism nor the fierce self-idolatry of nation-worship is the goal of human history.” – Tagore, Nationalism in the West As a student of history I have often had to rely on my own experience.....

Fighting odds to create history- The story of Najima Bibi - Manipur’s first Muslim Woman Candidate

By Geetika Sehmay “Everyone makes fun of me when I ride a bicycle to meetings but I don’t mind. Muslim women were not allowed to ride a bicycle just to slow them down and then I realised that I can begin fighting most of it off by riding a bicycle. I was.....

Takhellambam Chosini: Her Keeping Legacy

By: Thomas Ngangom It is true in every sense that the fruits of the present were planted in the past. Echoing these words, one can say that the sporting legacy of Manipur Women’s Football Team owes its unrivalled achievements and glories to the unsung he.....

Naga Feminist Reflections

The Measure of Gender Justice in Naga Society By Dolly Kikon What is the meaning of gender? What is the meaning of Justice? Which comes first in Naga society and how do we understand it? Like many nationalist societies around the world, the issue of gen.....

Manipur Elections 2017: The flagged issues and the Congress Party

By Amar Yumnam In my column last Monday, I had flagged some issues which needed answers, categorical ones at that, given the socio-political realities of Manipur. I also emphasised urgency in extracting responses from the political parties on these issue.....

The other election

In Manipur, Congress battles fatigue, BJP struggles to grow roots. And Irom Sharmila makes a poll debut By Pradip Phanjoubam (This article was first published in Indian Express, on February 18 issued) The battlelines for the Manipur elections, pollin.....

A tale of two voices - the inspired and the unsung

By Rajkumar Panthoiren Just the other day, I was watching this rousing and hard-hitting Denzel Washington movie called “The Great Debaters” (2007), and unsurprisingly, it managed to stir me up while also bombarding me with some questions to which I could.....

Political consciousness through self introspection: Your shadow, your reflection

By RK Rajeebsana Yes, we can understand, acknowledge and know a particular society just by a mere look on the constituent political class of people that exist in a particular society. We do know a particular kind of culture superficially, by just looking.....

Latest News

CJM Imphal sends six teachers and seven students of MU to jail : Pro VC told police that agitators made life attempt on him

IMPHAL | Sept 22 : The chief judicial magistrate, Imphal West yesterday has remanded six teachers and seven students of Manipur University to judicial custody for 15 days and two students to police custody for five days. All the six teachers and nine stu.....

23-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Public lambast Biren’s government on banning Internet

IMPHAL | Sept 22 : There have been widespread negative reactions from the public regarding the mobile internet ban imposed by Biren’s government. In a poll taken by IFP, there is absolutely no feedback saying that banning the internet over the MU issue is.....

23-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

‘Pandey does not have power to appoint pro VC during his force leave’

IMPHAL | Sept 22 : “As per the leave rule of the government of India, a person who is in force leave cannot exercise the power of his service. So appointing a pro vice-chancellor by A.P. Pandey during his leave for enquiry is null and void,” said former v.....

23-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Shiv Sena appeals for amicable solutions

IMPHAL | Sept 22 : The current turmoil and impasse of the aftermath incident of the midnight raid that took place inside the Manipur University campus was unprecedented, and it has rocked the state and brought total shut down of the student community, dis.....

23-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Stop terrorising MU campus and state: YFPHR

IMPHAL | Sept 22 : Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR) has expressed strong opposition to the move of the state and central governments that terrorised Manipur University (MU) in the name of bringing normalcy at the varsity campus after a.....

23-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

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