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The Improper Use of the State Emblem of India in Manipur

Can the state of Manipur, which has its own state emblem, also use the State Emblem of India as its own? The statute book clearly says that any state can adopt the National emblem wholly as its own without seeking the permission of the Union government, a.....

Wanted Troubleshooters Not Troublemakers in the Manipur University

Conflict situation in the only Manipur (Central) University has unprecedentedly and unexpectedly protracted over time resulting into compounding the situation and causing unintended harms to local communities increasing day by day seemingly adding to the .....

A tribute to patriots of Manipur : MANIPUR NEEDS ANOTHER TIKENDRAJIT

During prehistoric times and even in early historical periods, infighting among the small groups inhabiting in a territory was very common in various part of the world. Various ethnicities and communities indulged in bloody warfare, burning and raiding vi.....

Life sketch of G.C. Tongbra

GC Tongbra

Compiled by Tayenjam Bijoykumar Singh “Since I’m senior to you I’ll have to leave first. One of my feet is already placed on the other side. When I go there tomorrow, I don’t know what to tell them?” said GC Tongbra when he felt his end was looming large.....

Irony of fate

“Who is it again this time”? Mzee Hatibu wept. For the third time his grand daughter was pregnant again. “Who on earth would think of doing this injustice to my grand child”-he continued weeping. Zuhura was orphaned even before she was born. Her father .....

Bamboo Flower – A Novel

“Bamboo Flower”, serialized here, is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously and any resemblance to any actual person, living or dead, events or locales is enti.....

How to Get Clear, Glowing Skin with Neem

Grown throughout India, Neem which is one of the most used herbs in Ayurveda, unani, naturopathy as well as homeopathy medicines is called “the village dispensary” in rural India. The Sanskrit name of neem, Arishtha, means “reliever of sickness. Every par.....

Controversy over Boundary Pillar No. 81 (New)

Before the rise of the Burmese as a power in the fourteenth century, most of the Upper Burma was within the territorial possession of Manipur, though it fluctuated from time to time. Grant Brown, ICS, in the book ‘Burma Gazetteer, Upper Chindwin District .....

“Chico Once More: Legacy of Resistance in Cordillera Highlands”

“When you run, gold will gather in your feet” Traversing along the rugged, pothole filled, steep and slippery mountainous roads towards Camandag Barangay in Ifugao in mid July 2018 revealed mesmerizing landscapes of the Cordillera in North Philippines, f.....

Understanding false smut of rice (kambong satpi) -an emerging threat to rice grain production in Manipur

Brown spot and blast disease of rice has been a major disease affecting rice grain yield in Manipur. However, for the past five to six years, false smut of rice, also known as kambong satpi in local language, has been emerging as an important disease affe.....

Out damned spot, I say!

In the manner the ghost of the alleged systematic custodial killings during 2009-2012 by a unit of the Dimapur based 3-Corps Intelligence and Surveillance Unit, 3-CISU, is returning repeatedly to haunt this Indian Army formation, it is difficult not to be.....

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.....

Genetic Counseling

“Thirty years ago I was a young man” “No; thirty years ago you were a bastard”. Maria had never used such vulgar words, especially to her husband. But after the incidents, her anger, shame and worries had made her utter the word which she despised most......

Natural Skin Detox

Environmental pollution, hectic life style , unhealthy dietary habits and contaminated water make the skin lifeless,tired and extra dull. Pollutants and dirt from the environment clog your pores, and toxins from your diet can cause your complexion to dark.....

Bamboo Flower, a novel (Part-7)

“Bamboo Flower”, serialized here, is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously and any resemblance to any actual person, living or dead, events or locales is enti.....

Tikendrajit – The Lion of Manipur

On the 13th of August 1891, some one hundred and thirty seven years ago, after a great victory in the Anglo-Manipur war in April, the soldiers of the British empire brought out the two heroes of Manipur, the thirty six year old Yubaraj Tikendrajit, and th.....

The Unheard Painful Voices

“I just want to sleep. A coma would be nice. Or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head, too? “Here is the quote by Laurie Halse Anderson-An American writer. The internet and newspapers are full.....

People’s Strik Greets This August

The month of August has long been filled with mixed emotions across the globe. Tears and smiles, celebrations and observances all over the world characterize the onset of this eighth month of the year in Gregorian calendar. In Manipur, the peace loving pe.....

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.....

Children right to education amendment bill deeply flawed

A further Amendment will not solve the problem, Why the aspect of continuous comprehensive evaluation as per the Provision of The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 is being ignored? Several civil society organisations, teacher.....

Look your best on This Teej

Teej is one of the most sacred Hindu festivals where married women and girls dress brightly, swing on ‘jhoolas’ which are hung from trees and decorated with flowers. This festival is celebrated in the third day of the first fortnight of the auspicious Hin.....

Roasting Manipur: The Context and Structural Violence

When the mighty Himalayas leaving his snow-white height going down for the deep green of Southeast Asia, there trapped a hilly terrain with a tiny valley in the middle stressing north-south. Over the centuries, she was having changing names Meckley, Meitr.....

I love her

All his family members and friends watched him dying, dying in agony murmuring “I love her; I love her; I lov…h….r….r”. Samuel was only six months old when he was attacked by the crippling disease of POLIO. Both his legs, from the hips downwards were aff.....

Bamboo Flower, a novel, Part-6

continued from last Sunday “Bamboo Flower”, serialized here, is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously and any resemblance to any actual person, living or d.....

Framework Agreement: Alternative and Needs

The deal is difficult, the stake is high. And fixed ideas and preoccupied propositions of the stakeholders especially the Meeteis and Nagas don’t help either. Why do they fail to find a new alternative mutually? Is New Delhi happy to make it catch-22 si.....

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Drug lord Haji Masle under preventive detention for one year

IMPHAL | Aug 14 : The state government has for the first detained Md. Haji Basleuddin alias Haji Masle of Lilong, for a period of one year for his involvement in trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances under Prevention Illicit Traffic of.....

15-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Congress mocks BJP of being scared to hold Assembly session

IMPHAL | Aug 14 : Not circulating the official order of holding an Assembly session till today even though the government announced it would hold an Assembly session on August 16 clearly shows that the BJP led government are ‘scared’ to hold the Assembly,.....

15-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Governor inaugurates Imphal and Khongjom tourism project

Governor inaugurates Imphal and Khongjom tourism project

IMPHAL | Aug 14 : Governor, Najma Heptulla dedicated ‘Development of North East Circuit: Imphal and Khongjom’, the first project under government of India’s Swadesh Darshan Scheme, to the public in the presence of chief minister, N. Biren Singh and union .....

15-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Guv, CM and ministers extend I-Day messages

IMPHAL | Aug 14 : Manipur governor Najma A Heptulla and chief minister N. Biren Singh greeted the people on the occasion of the Independence Day. In her greetings the governor said that on August 15, 1947, India attained freedom from the British and the .....

15-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Kiren Rijiju misled House regarding Indo-Myanmar boundary issue: Ibomcha

Former Secretary (Law) Laishom Ibomcha briefing to media

IMPHAL | Aug 14 : Union minister of state, Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju has misled the Rajya Sabha regarding the Indo-Myanmar boundary issue in his supplementary reply during question hour on August 1, 2018, alleged former secretary (law), Laishom Ibomcha. .....

15-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter


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