IFP Letters

"A Tribute to a Dynamic Force of Indian Politics"

A bright shining light of Indian politics has departed, leaving behind a void which might never be filled. Personally it is a very emotional moment for me as he was an inspiration to many of us. An extremely astute strategist, a remarkable orator and a st.....

Who is in charge of Kangpokpi Police?

Dear Sir, I am addressing this to you as you also hold the Home Portfolio. Today evening I had reached Kangpokpi at 8.00 pm arriving from Dimapur .And as was mandatory the vehicle halted in front of the Kangpokpi Police Station to report his passage.The.....

Maria Montessori Sr. Sec. School

The school congratulates the Thirty One Delegates that represented the school in the 3rd Edition of the Polaris International Model United Nations (PIMUN) Conference held at MIIT, Shillong, organised by Polaris Solutions Enterprise, Shillong, from 1st to .....

In defence of ‘Babumayum’; Dr. J. Suresh as Chief Secretary, Manipur

Sir, Of late there has been a lot of hue and cry over the appointment of Dr.J.Suresh Babu IAS as the Chief Secretary of Manipur from sections of the student community and others to the effect that he is a non –local and that there are other officers seni.....

Open letter to Kanngam Alfred, Hon’ble MLA, Ukhrul

Dear Amei, I write this open letter to appeal to you to help change course of festivals and celebrations in our land to events that promotes and deepens our sensibility and greater responsibility; fosters solidarity and friendship; celebrates our stories.....

Appreciation with a future hope to the newly BJP led government

Sir, It is worthy in appreciation to the newly BJP led coalition government for their rapid action which carried out today in the state and the several promises to bring a change and development in the state. The public eye-witness among the action plans.....

Number of MP must be increased

Sir, In the Manipur State Assembly, there are 60 MLAs, in the Lok Sabha 2 MPs, in the Rajya Sabha 1 MP. In the Inner Manipur Parliamentary Conslituency, there are 32 Assembly Segments and in the outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituency, there are 28 Asse.....

Trust between communities need of the hour, and kudos to IFP for publishing during Yaosang holidays

Sir, Of late, people are curious at the same time some are restless seeing the political scenario in Manipur and wondering what the outcome would be. Some people do not like the idea of alliance of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with Naga Peoples Fron.....

Branding Hindi as national language

Sir, Despite being home to people of innumerable linguistic vintage, vested interests work all-out to make India and Hindi synonymous. As if branding Hindi as the "national language"(despite no such provision in the Constitution) by ignoring Gujarat High.....

Open Memorandum to the Prime Minister

Sir, Considering the words of the hon’ble Union Home Minister (quote) “The initiative to resolve the Naga (NSCN-IM) issue, for once and for all, to the greatest satisfaction of Naga people has made good progress in the last two years”, published in the .....

On Rohingya Issue

Sir, This is in response to Mr.Nehginpao Kipgen's article titled "Who can solve the Rohingya issue?"(February 6). It is really a matter of utmost shame and disgust to see how the Rohingya Muslims of Rakhine state in the "alien" nation named Myanmar are .....

Extinction of Languages

Sir, Extinction of hundreds of languages indicate the disappearance of diversity from the face of the earth. With the loss of languages, we lose entire societies, their culture and a storehouse of indigenous wisdom. The social scientists and concerned au.....

An open appeal to all stakeholders in Manipur

By Rev. Dr. P. B. M. Basaiawmoit Friends, Legislators, Parliamentarians, Religious Leaders, Tribal and Indigenous People’s Leaders, Traders, Business community, Casual Workers, Civil Society Organisations, Youth, Women, Students Organisations, Academici.....

RIMS advertisement for appointment of new director flawed

Sir, This is to bring to the notice of the general public and the authorities concerned that the recent “Re-Advertisement for the Post of Director, RIMS, Imphal, vide order no. U-12025/23/2015- NE dated the 16 th August 2016 keeping the upper age limit .....

An Open Letter to His Excellency, Shri V Shanmuganathan, Governor of Manipur and Meghalaya, on the definition of culture

His Excellency, The inauguration of the University of Culture and Manipur State Film and Television Institute on 12th August, 2016 is a realization of a dream for many who have worked in the conservation, transformation and evolution of Manipuri culture......

No Land and quota of Hill Tribes will be grabbed by Meetei ST

Indigenous or indigenous people, according to a common definition, are those who inhabited a country or a geographical region at the time when people of different cultures or ethnic origins arrived. The new arrivals later become dominant through occupatio.....

Brinda’s Run Away State

Dear Sir, Congratulations to Ms. Thounaojam Brinda on her brilliant feature article The Run Away State. So far, I have been working on the theory of the Corporate State which essentially is functioning on behalf of the propertied class – a very violent St.....

MPSC’s Latest RTI reply hints at massive irregularity in 2010 MCS exam

Respected Sir, Most of the examinations conducted by the MPSC do not happily get finished without a controversy. Be it for a right reason or wrong reason. We do find instances where many candidates who felt Set down use to take legal recourse for redress.....

AMWJU’s silence deafening

Dear Sir I have read the article written for the EPW by the Editor of the Imphal Free Press, which was also carried on the Sunday edition in full. The redoubtable Editor has hit two nails on the head in a single blow. While asserting the extremely compli.....

An Open Letter to Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India

Hon’ble Sir, Greetings from Manipur, where the Indian National Flag was hoisted for the first time in India on 14 April, 1944. I am not a political person but a Social Worker working in the field of social issues in Manipur to bring peace, prosperity , c.....

Outsiders and Insiders

Sir, Indian "nationalism" and "patriotism" is presently at its jingoistic best! While our spacecraft is roaming the Mars orbit uplifting the country among the "elite" club of nations, the "proud" Indians are also sternly asking the Pakistanis and Chinese.....

On Teachers’ Day in Manipur editorial

Sir, This is in response to Wangkheimayum Bhupendra Singh's article titled "Modi and his Teachers' day in Manipur" (September 6). Was the speech, addressed to the school students, meant only for the Hindi-speaking children of Bihar to Rajasthan? Or does .....

No Dues Certificate

Absurdity of system. Poverty of governance. Ample disregard for heightened environmental norms. There is one practising process in Manipur which would display in full form all these better-to-be-shredded qualities. I am talking of the No Dues Certificate .....

An Open Letter to the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Home Minister & DGP of Manipur

Sir, with due respect, we the successful candidates of Sl/Jemadar & ASI would like to draw few lines for your kind Consideration and necessary action please. That, as per the summoned made by the Police Headquarter through the concerned District Superint.....

The depraved outcomes of AFSPA: from killing fields to Urban necropolises

Dear Sir, For long decades have this country that is called India, also known as Bharat, tolerated a ruthlessly violent law that is profoundly discriminatory and applicable only to ethnic minorities of a specific region. A prolonged local and national pe.....

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Manipur is for all, it belongs to no particular community: Suresh Babu

IMPHAL | Oct 15 “The state of Manipur is for all and the ancestral land belongs to no particular community; the misunderstanding between the communities and state government that may affect people’s sentiments will also be solved soon.” Chief secret.....

16-Oct-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Acute shortage of ART drugs resurfaces in State

Acute shortage of ART drugs resurfaces in State

PLHIVs feel ignored by MACS, govt By Donald Sairem IMPHAL | Oct 15 Even though Manipur is among the states with highest HIV/AIDS prevalence, the state is yet again facing acute shortage of Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to be provided to People Liv.....

16-Oct-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Refrain from making provocative statements on ‘Anglo-Kuki War’, appeals UNC

IMPHAL | Oct 15 The United Naga Council (UNC) appealed to the Kuki ‘brethren’ to restrain from making provocative statement and activities in commemorating the centenary of the ‘Anglo-Kuki War 1917-19’ which is to be organised by Kuki Inpi Manipur. .....

Total shut down paralyses normal life

IMPHAL| Oct 15 The 12-hour general strike imposed today by Coordination Committee (CorCom) and Alliance for Socialist Unity - Kangleipak (ASUK) severely affected normal life in Manipur valley with all activities coming to a standstill. The total sh.....

16-Oct-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Roadside fuel businesses run low due to fewer bandhs

Roadside fuel businesses run low due to fewer bandhs

By Lelen Vaiphei IMPHAL | Oct 15 Bandhs and strikes in the state paralyse daily activities of the state. Every individual ceases their daily work in support of the bandh or either to avoid any untoward incidents, but it is a common scene to witness .....

16-Oct-2019 / A Staff Reporter

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