Yambem Laba

Making A Tangible Difference

Manipur has been labelled a failed state. Not only do armed militant groups hold sway in several areas, the unemployment rate is quite high with jobs allegedly being auctioned off. Likewise, government developmental schemes exist only on paper and if one .....

Blood on the Hills

On 13 September this year, almost all roads for the Kuki population of Manipur led to the Tuibong Grounds of Churachandpur. It was the penultimate day of the three day-remembrance for the 1,000-odd Kukis who had perished in the genocidal campaign launched.....

Baapji The Prime Minister That I Knew

It was in 1974 when I had landed at Delhi for my College for the first time. Armed with a letter addressed to Mr.B.N.Kaul former Warden of Ramjas College, Delhi.The address was a bit baffling cause it read 1-Ferozeshah Road.That was the house of Shri Atal.....

Blood On Their Hands?

It was this newspaper, which first broke the news in 2016, when it revealed how the Army, under the command of the Chief of the Army Staff General Bikram Singh and Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag, then General Officer Commanding-Chief (Eastern Comma.....

Up against the saffron brigade

Manipur University is today dead. Whether the central university is brain dead or comatose is a matter of opinion but the fact remains that it is on life support. The university has been paralysed for the last 60 days with the Administrative Block shut do.....

Redrawing the map?

[India’s territorial integrity seems to be under threat from Myanmar with a disputed construction in a remote Manipuri village] It warrants recall that a few decades ago, there was a major contention over an area measuring three bighas between India a.....

Out to Clear Her Name

Sanjita Chanu was the toast of the nation in April when she hoisted a total of 195 kgs in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, to clinch the yellow metal. It was the second Commonwealth Games gold medal in her kitty as four years earlier she h.....

Comprehensive Plan, Direly Needed

After monsoon hit Manipur this year, it rained without break for almost two days straight. Waters of the Imphal River overflowed in Imphal East near the Checkon area. The onrushing waters did not spare both the humble and the mighty, and for the first tim.....

Walking A Political Tightrope

Manipur, Manipur govt, Manipur CM, N Biren Singh, Northeast, Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi Manipur is today out of bounds for almost all mainland Indians who wish to visit it overland without identification papers. They are routinely halted at the Mao C.....

Repeal of AFSPA from Meghalaya, Arunachal raises hope for Manipur, Nagaland, Assam

The Arms Forces Special Powers Act against which, noted activist Irom Sharmila carried out the world’s longest hunger strike, now has been lifted from entire Meghalaya and parts of Arunachal Pradesh. In the light of it, will the same be withdrawn from Sha.....

Last of his ilk

In 1994 when Thangjam Karunamaya Singh, IPS, was posted out of Manipur to a public sector unit as its chief vigilance officer in Patna, “Th” — the abbreviation of Thangjam, his Manipuri surname — was changed to “Thakur” by the Thakurs, Rajput gentry of Bi.....

RIMS sees light at tunnel’s end?

The Supreme Court’s recent permission to the Manipur Police Commando’s Havildar Thaou-naojam Herojit to testify during the ongoing probe in the 1,528 extra-judicial killings is bound to open up a new dimension and send shivers down the spines of many seni.....

Manipur’s ‘Dirty Dozen’

On 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that state assemblies have no powers to enact legislation to appoint parliamentary secretaries. This led to the disqualification of the Delhi government’s 20 MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party for holding office of profit.....

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NAB arrests a DSP for drug trafficking

IMPHAL | Dec 11 In a major achievement, Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB), police arrested a deputy superintendent of police (DSP), currently serving in SIT unit Manipur police, for his involvement in trafficking of 2 kilos of brown sugar worth 2.4.....

MHHDC allegedly allotting Manipur’s quota to outsiders

IMPHAL | Dec 11 Artisans, weavers of Manipur seem to be repeatedly ignored time and again to promote businessmen from other states. The government agencies meant to promote, encourage and extend support to state weavers seem to be supporting the busine.....

12-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Governor, CM, Speaker, others extend Nupi Lal messages

IMPHAL | Dec 11 On the arrival of Nupi Lal which falls on December 12, State government officials have sent their warm wishes and messages to the people of Manipur. Governor of Manipur, Najma Heptulla, in her message, stated that it is quite befitti.....

‘Current government of Myanmar is like a military government’

IMPHAL | Dec 11 “Though the new constitution of Myanmar has been drafted in democracy and federalism, the current governance of Myanmar is more likely a military government,” said Pyidaungsu Institute, Myanmar director, Sai Oo. He was speaking as gu.....

12-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Abducted employees of Shivalaya construction released

The abductees on their way to home after being release

KANGPOKPI | Dec 11 The three employees of Shivalaya Construction Co. Pvt. Ltd. who were abducted from Sekmai Khwairakpam Kusong on November 29 evening by suspected armed Kuki militant have been released after more than 10 days in captivity. The abdu.....


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