IFP 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.....

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.....

Timber smuggling galore

The manner in which truckloads of smuggled timber are being intercepted in the past few weeks is alarming. The first time such a consignment was caught was in Thoubal, and that too by sheer chance. An Assam Rifles patrol party on road sanitizing duty in t.....

Nagaland’s fate

Election fever is heating up in three Northeastern states of Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland where elections are scheduled next month, to elect new Legislative Assemblies to replace their currently ones, the terms of which are ending at about the time. Wh.....

Education first

The chief minister, N. Biren Singh, so rightly said recently that education is the key to development in the state. This is a truism everybody is aware of but nobody who matters has ever done anything to make amends. In fact, much of the problem is of the.....

Ethnos to demos

George Lucas’ super hit classic, “Star Wars” is captivating in much more than one way. One of these is by his stretch of imagination whereby he conjures up a situation in which fundamentally different creatures of intelligence having to share a galaxy in .....

Republic’s road ahead

Karl Marx was wrong on one count at least. The State has not withered away. In fact, it has become more domineering in the years that have gone by everywhere in the world. More than ever before, shows of arms, and indeed sabre rattling and even nuclear at.....

Interrogating history

Sometimes it is difficult to say if there can be anything as impartial, objective historiography. The familiar questions and consequently unresolved debates, over the whether there can be anything as totally objective and empirical study of humanities, is.....

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24-Feb-2018 / A Staff Reporter

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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.....

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

Guv inaugurates seminar on ‘Migration and Ethnicity in Northeast India”

KANGPOKPI| Feb 23 : Governor Najma Heptulla today inaugurated a 2-Day national seminar on “Migration and Ethnicity in North-East India” at Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Regional Campus located at Makhan, Kangpokpi. The 2-Day national seminar i.....

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, .....

Condolence

KANGPOKPI | Feb 23 : Kukis across the state and abroad today mourned the untimely demise of president of Kuki Inpi Manipur, Kamliankhup Lianzaw. Kamliankhup expired while in office today early morning at around 2 am at District hospital Churachandpur. .....

24-Feb-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Case of pregnant woman’s death settled

CHURACHANDPUR | Feb 23 : JAC against the killing of Sapam Thoibi Devi had a meeting between the officials of Churachandpur District Hospital and the accused doctor at the Churachandpur police station today and ended the case with a solution in the late af.....

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