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We Should Not Pay Price of “Development Projects”

It is reported that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Manipur and commission Mapithel dam, which has been remained incomplete for a long time since its inception in 1980. This has led to a huge public protest at Ramrei village against the.....

Addiction Or Alcoholism Is Not A Disease

I do not consider addiction or alcoholism to be diseases, mental illnesses or mental disorders, etc therefore, nothing I say anywhere on this paper should be considered by anyone to be a form of “treatment” for addiction/alcoholism. It is a presentation o.....

Ukhrul and her rapacious future

To rent a shop in the main town one has to deposit an average 2.5 lacs minimum and to buy a plot of land downtown, we are actually talking in a Hollywoodish term, “Show me the MONEY!” But here is where it gets interesting, a private school teacher is p.....

The Death of Guerrilla General Orde Charles Wingate

General Orde Wingate General Orde Charles Wingate was a British General of world war second who started the Chindits which made Long range penetration behind the Japanese lines in Burma during the 2nd world war. He was born in India in 1903 at Nainital .....

Mapping Manipur’s politics beyond the Meitei-Naga-Kuki framework

Any description of Manipur both by the native and the outside observer relies on the broad categorization of Meitei, Naga and Kuki as its main inhabitants. This understanding, in turn, extends to the political segmentation of Manipur, media reports, acade.....

Why India should no longer play the “Delay Tactics”?

The British Raj was undone by the Congress and the same pursuit of ‘Congress Mukth Bharat’ is being pursued by the Bharatija Janata Party (BJP) fervently all over India and more so in the NE India. The success of the later is a little doubtful as we inch .....

Rethinking The Governance Attitude: India’s compulsions in the North East

At the cost of repetition, we must emphasise that India is a heterogeneous country. This continual reemphasis is paramount because this is often forgotten or just ignored while framing policies for addressing country-wide or regional issues in India. The .....

Building a Durable U.S.-India Partnership

The U.S.-India partnership is as consequential as any relationship in international affairs. Our strategic partnership is designed to strengthen both countries and to have a beneficial impact on the Indo-Pacific region. Over the last 17 years, we have.....

Creativity and intellectual property rights

Creativity (subjective term, refers to ability of mind to unleash new ideas, difficult to measure), invention (creation of a product, process or service that did not exist before, for example synthetic diamonds) and innovation (a new feature or improvemen.....

Despite media’s disinterest, revolt by four judges has more than meets the eye

While it may appear that the 4 senior most judges revolt may be over or sidelined from media space, it is a simmering situation because the issues raised remain unsolved. Hence, it is still ongoing even without the media focus. The Supreme Court crisis wh.....

Home-made Hair Oil

Pollution, hectic life style, mental stress and chemical exposures is daily routine in metropolitan cities. These factors take a toll on long lustrous hair and results in hair fall, hair thinning, hair breakage. You purchase costly aromatic oils to .....

Juvenile Diversion Act

1. Juvenile Justice(Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015which is shortly known as JJ Act, 2015 to its section3(xv) states that “Principle of Diversion: Measures for dealing with children in conflict with law without resorting to judicial proceedings.....

Shrinking Wetland in Manipur: Culture Constraints

Water bodies and wetlands has an edifice in the socio-cultural fabrics of Manipur. Folklores, myths and mythology are imbibed with values coded with the wetland ecology. From community fishing down to rituals, in diverse forms, the multi-myriad communitie.....

Rule of Law Adherence and Development: Manipur’s India problems

The World Justice Project has just published the latest annual report, Rule of Law Index 2017-18. This Report has been prepared by this organisation, The World Justice Project, based in Washington DC since 2011. The Index has been evolved around nine basi.....

Human rights and wrongs

The Manipur High Court early last month, in a long and dragging Public Interest Litigation, directed the Manipur government to revive the Manipur Human Rights Commission, which has been allowed to lapse after the end of term of the last of two commissions.....

Sports and Genetics

There was a school friend in my village. We were of similar phenotype (height, weight etc) and same age except the fact that we were not twins. In studies we both were average but in sports he was very good in kabaddi and football. I assumed that some sup.....

Skin Care Benefits of Coriander

Coriander, the ancient spice also known as “hara dhaniya “ is known for lowering cholesterol ,treating digestive system , increase in the hemoglobin levels and curing eczema .The anti septic and carminative properties of green leaves you sprinkle on .....

Delhi is averse to the idea of Bengal’s cultural and religious harmony

If you are of West Bengal and were waiting eagerly for the West Bengal tableau in the Republic Day parade at New Delhi this year, you must have been sorely disappointed. Because there was no West Bengal tableau in the parade this year. Not because the Wes.....

Meitei Chanu Contest 2017: Reinventing Kanglei Aesthetic Criteria

Although observed many things needed to be corrected, improved upon and rethought, the Meitei Chanu Contest 2017, organized by LSSP, loudly communicates some premium ideas to us, the people of Kangleipak, as to what we as a group of people needs to embark.....

Solemnity of Beating Retreat as a parade must be meticulously maintained

Although nowadays Beating Retreat is purely a ceremonial parade, it originated as an operational necessity in wars of the past. By nightfall, a signal was sent break contact with the enemy/stop fighting, post night sentries and tend to those killed and in.....

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Women body provides financial assistance

IMPHAL| Feb 23 : The Turel Leima Women’s Development, a non-profit organisation of Yumnam Khonou, Bishnupur District, Manipur today organised a financial and material assistance program at Loyalakpa Laibung, Yumnam Khunou. During the presentation progr.....

24-Feb-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Swadhar Greh Centre rehabilitates different disadvantaged women

Inmates of Swadhar Greh Centre Thangkanphai making Kouna products

KANGPOKPI | Feb 23 : Swadhar Greh Centre of Thangkanphai, Saikul sub-division, Kangpokpi district have rehabilitated around 35 women who are widows, HIV positive patients, women in distress and difficult circumstances from various communities. The wome.....

Air dispensary likely to be inaugurated during PM’s visit

Governor Najma Heptullah hands over certificate

IMPHAL | Feb 23 : Governor Najma Heptullah expressed her hope that flying dispensary will be launched during the Prime Minister’s visit to inaugurate National Science Congress, next month. Demand for air dispensary is one of my first demands after taking .....

24-Feb-2018 / A Staff Reporter

‘Meitei/Meetei has right to be included in schedule tribe list’

IMPHAL | Feb 24 : President of Schedule Tribe Demand Committee of Manipur (STDCM), Moirangthem Naudalenkhomba said Meitei/ Meetei have its own culture and tradition and any community should not interfere against the demand to include Meietei/Meetei in the.....

24-Feb-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Moody Evolutions

In every aspect, Manipur’s own way of celebration is transforming with the change in time. Either the change is cultural, traditional or personal attitude but many things have evolved in the last two decades. People who were born during late 1970s and 198.....

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