Editorials

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.....

Nation colonizing itself

Is coexistence about sharing or is it about segregating? This is the million dollar question a multi-ethnic state like Manipur is left grappling with practically at every turn of event. As we see it, it will have to be a fine balance of a bit of both, esp.....

Consensual identity

Ernest Renan’s famous 1882 lecture on nationalism in which he tries to make sense of the peculiar nationalism that took birth in his native France during, and in the aftermath of, the French Revolution 1789, can hardly be far from mind in any attempt to u.....

Apocalypse imagined

In ever increasing frequencies, there are warnings of possible natural disasters of magnitudes never seen before. Besides earthquakes, the dangers of which nobody can dispute, disasters can be in shape of Manipur’s known natural bounties turning monstrous.....

Secretariat parking

We would like to suggest to the government to introduce a shuttle bus service for secretariat employees so as to ease the permanent traffic congestion along the road outside the civil secretariat complex. It would not have gone unnoticed by anybody that t.....

Price of development

It is curious that discussion on development is actually and gradually coming to be reduced to what is development? Quire relatedly, the disturbing question that come along is, can development be without price? Much as anybody may wish it, this cannot be .....

Do not blame the cow

The board examinations will be commenced in a few days to come. It is a good thing that curfew has been imposed around the examination centres to restrict movements of these runners and to help prevent cheating in the examination halls. This came in amids.....

Perpetuating deprivation

In 2010, India’s constitutional reservation policy was scheduled to end. It did not. It is anybody’s guess that this will not happen anytime soon, and as at the end of every decade since the constitution came into force making India a republic, the policy.....

Fanning out Imphal

The growing congestion in Imphal is a cause for worry. It goes without saying in the years ahead, this can only grow worse. A generation or two ago, in the later half of the last century for instance, there were an abundance of playgrounds, and each local.....

Truth and reconciliation

It is more than clear now that a timely and satisfactory resolution of the case of 1528 fake encounter killings in Manipur in counterinsurgency operations by the Army, Police and Central Paramilitary Forces, is not going to be easy. Inspite of two stiff d.....

Government’s responsibility

It is extremely distressing to learn of the predicament the Catholic mission schools in Manipur at this moment. Following a diktat of a group of underground factions recently reunited, they are facing the prospect of a shutdown. What is of even more conce.....

Manipur melting pot

As much as the ethnic mosaic in Manipur is complex, a solution to its ethnic problem will be difficult. There are too many factors to cover, too many rising ethnic aspirations and nationalisms, each, as Prof. Gangmumei Kamei once said a decade ago in his .....

Will zebra survive under the wheels?

With so many important issues to be solved and numerous areas to be developed, a very unwonted habit of the public can be witnessed in traffic signal everyday in the state capital. Every traffic signal has a space called ‘zebra crossing’ which is kept esp.....

Budget 2018 and us

Much has been written and spoken about the Union Budget 2018-2019, placed before the Parliament on February 1 by the finance minister, Arun Jaitley. What was evident is that the Indian economy is showing signs of recovery from the self-inflicted mauling o.....

Paradox of good news

There are a few professions that thrive on peculiar paradoxes. Journalism must rank as one of the foremost of these. Hence, in the parlance of this profession, good news in form means virtually bad news in content. That is to say, bad, depressing news eve.....

Injustice and silence

Different kinds of silences plague any discussion on sensitive social issues in Manipur today. Certain areas of social discourses are simply out of bounds of ordinary mortals. If at all they decide to enter these forbidden zones, they must tread with utmo.....

Political legitimacy sources

In the run-up to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly elections, it is now adequately clear as to what the last resort, or call it the escape route of state politicians from the reputation earned out of their misdeeds, is – a call for solution to the Naga pr.....

Art and violence

It is a welcome development that dead bodies, especially horribly defaced victims of violence, have slowly but surely disappeared from the front pages of local dailies. The subsiding of fake encounter killings after the expose of the famous BT Road daylig.....

The media draws the line : You can’t fool the people all the time

The question we need to ask the government is how committed is the new government and its council of ministers ? How different will the BJP –led coalition government be than the last one ? For example, let us take the forest minister Th Shyamkumar tryi.....

Media honesty issues

It is often said the greatest crime that the media can commit is to create false consensus. However, it must also be said that it is not always easy to determine where public consensus might lie. This is especially so today with the proliferation of myria.....

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Neiphiu Rio’s resignation accepted by Lok Sabha Speaker

DIMAPUR | Feb 23 (NNN) : Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Sumitra Mahajan has accepted the resignation of Neiphiu Rio as MP with effect from February 22, 2018. This was informed by the joint secretary, Lok Sabha Secretariat, in a letter addressed to the former c.....

Speaker summons House marshals

IMPHAL | Feb 23 : Speaker, Yumnam Khemchand Singh today ordered marshals of the state Assembly to remove Opposition Congress member, Kh. Joykisan Singh from the House, after an angry exchange between the two. The Speaker, however, called back the marsh.....

24-Feb-2018 / A Staff Reporter

HTC expresses condolences

IMPHAL| Feb 23 : Hill Tribal Council (HTC) expressed its condolences over the sudden demise of president of Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM), Khamliankhup Lianzaw. A release from HTC stated that Khamliankhup Lianzaw took his last breath around 2 am on February .....

24-Feb-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Kotiswar assumes as Chief Justice

IMPHAL| Feb 23 (DIPR) : Justice N. Kotiswar, senior most judge of the High Court of Manipur has assumed the charge of Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur with effect from today as per notification issued yesterday by the joint secretary to the gove.....

24-Feb-2018 / DIPR

Tharon village: A natural tourist hotspot

Tharon village: A natural tourist hotspot

TAMENGLONG| Feb 21 : Despite the complacency of the government in taking initiatives to popularise and develop tourism destinations in the state, Tharon village with its enchanting natural beauty is rapidly becoming a tourist hot-spot. Tharon village, .....

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