RK Nimai

RK Nimai

The author is a former bureaucrat, Imphal, Manipur

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Analysis

Pushing Out Traditional Brewers?

Posted on 27 Sept 2022

Decision on partial lifting of prohibition in Manipur should have been taken after consultation of all stakeholders, and a draft policy should be the basis of discussion with those supporting prohibition.

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Analysis

Censorship of Academic Works

Posted on 20 Sept 2022

The tendency to bring censorship in academic works will only retard academic development as it curtails critical thinking and free exchange of ideas. Instead, the ideal would be to counter the narratives and seek correction, where it errs..

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Opinion

Lightly Wore Their Ideologies

Posted on 6 Sept 2022

The moot question is why are elected representatives so easily drawn to the party in power, irrespective of which party is in power.

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Opinion

Turmoil in AIFF

Posted on 31 Aug 2022

Proper planning with a player centric approach is the need of the hour and not merely fulfilling the annual calendar with crowded fixtures.

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Opinion

Gagging Employees towards Committed Bureaucracy?

Posted on 16 Aug 2022

Many of the social media groups provide a window on what the public feels about government action or inaction. how is one to know which group will fall under the category as mentioned in the referred Office Memorandum.

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Analysis

Sixth Amendment to District Council Act

Posted on 9 Aug 2022

The term autonomous district means independent of the revenue districts and has nothing to do with the autonomy from the state, which many attempts to interpret thereby leading to misunderstanding, resulting in the HSAC even preparing a draft Bill.

Analysis

Continuing Impact of 1966 Deluge

Posted on 2 Aug 2022

One must remember the past mistakes due to lack of understanding and awareness and for major projects, emotional blackmailing should have no role, only hard scientific facts should determine it.

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Opinion

Sports Tourism in Manipur

Posted on 19 Jul 2022

Before talking about sports tourism, there is a need to improve our capacity to manage our resources and carry along the other members, players, coaches, referees/umpires, and most importantly the spectators as without them sports just cannot survive.

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Analysis

Why Manipur needs better EIA

Posted on 13 Jul 2022

No politicians or bureaucrats will have the guts or even the desire to advise surgeons on the methods to be used in a surgery! That should be in the case of civil constructions, and a minister just because he was a former contractor does not mean he knows all the technical requirements.

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Opinion

Tragedy at Marangching

Posted on 5 Jul 2022

After the search operation is over, a proper enquiry needs to be conducted to determine the cause of the slide to ensure that such tragedies do not recur again in the future. If we fail to learn from history, then we are nothing but donkeys, but there is also a saying that the only thing that history teaches is man never learns from history.

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Analysis

Is Planting Trees the Panacea for Climate Change?

Posted on 21 Jun 2022

Planting trees is good no doubt but the way things are going, one needs to question whether the system needs improvement. Rather than planting, stopping felling of trees will have a much greater impact but is the government doing enough to stop tree felling?

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Opinion

Need for a Realistic Budget

Posted on 14 Jun 2022

Manipur is in a bad shape financially. It needs a realistic budget, and a strategy needs to be worked out on how to manage a poor state with limited revenue.

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Opinion

Disregarding Laid Down Rules and Procedures

Posted on 7 Jun 2022

Border Fencing: One needs to understand the various agreements signed regarding the boundary between Manipur, British India and Burma. The demarcation should have been carried out with the involvement of the local populace and not done in secrecy as was done many times in the past.

Opinion

War on Drugs 2.0 - an Observation

Posted on 24 May 2022

Many of those involved in planting and harvesting opium do not speak Meiteilon, many of them are from outside the state and country and thus one chilling aspect is the in-migration due to poppy cultivation, which needs to be stopped urgently.

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Opinion

Attempts to Impose Rule of Law

Posted on 31 May 2022

Rules must make way for government policy and thus need amendments from time to time. But, rules must not be violated at will as it points to breakdown in governance.

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Opinion

Community support in the control of poppy plantation

Posted on 10 May 2022

Communities should be worried about the trickle-down effect where the opium and its products will not be completely outside their jurisdiction as some will trickle down within their community, resulting in a few of their populace dependent on opiates.

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