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Abolish or restructure Governor’s post

The sordid drama in Karnataka is over. While there is no doubt it was an unseemly tussle between the political parties in contention for power in the wake of the hung verdict voters of the state delivered, it must still be said that while it is understand.....

Book Review: Touching as a memoir but analyses too casual

Sanjoy Hazarika’s Strangers No More: New Narrative from India’s Northeast has many flashes of brilliance, and interestingly most of these are the passages anecdotal in nature. The book therefore would have shone much brighter if edited down to these flash.....

Rising cost of medical studies

It is quite an irony that while higher education in the government sector remains practically free, the costs of education in private schools and universities are hitting the roof. When it comes to specialized professional courses, such as engineering and.....

Ahead by ten fingers

Scientists tell us that about 3.2 million years ago, human ancestors began walking on two legs. This is an old story, and the clinching evidence for this, as many of us will remember, came with the discovery and piecing together of fragments of the skelet.....

Ahead by ten fingers

Scientists tell us that about 3.2 million years ago, human ancestors began walking on two legs. This is an old story, and the clinching evidence for this, as many of us will remember, came with the discovery and piecing together of fragments of the skelet.....

Intriguing source of political legitimacy

Exactly where do politician, in particular in the Northeast states, draw their legitimacy is a puzzling question. While in power, they end up reducing politics to a mass orgy of selfish pursuits and misuse of power, yet their electorates remain so forgivi.....

Has BJP taken over the Northeast?

(First published in New Indian Express. The article argues the BJP’s impressive performance in the recent Assembly elections in the three Northeast states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland, is confined to a psychological arena, for on the statistical pla.....

NE Assembly Elections and Portents; Three shades of a BJP surge

(First published in Indian Express) Much has been written and talked about after the assembly elections in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya, the results for which were declared on March 3. In much of these analyses, the picture portrayed has been that of .....

How BJP won without winning in Nagaland

(First published in Economic and Political Weekly) Nagaland politics is probably at its nadir at this moment. The events of the few months before the Assembly election, the results for which were declared on 3 March 2018, demonstrate this. Moreover, the .....

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.....

Time to change the Naga question

The unexpected turn of events in Nagaland on the eve of the state Legislative Assembly election scheduled on February 27 is yet another indication how intractable the problem of peace in the state is. Responding to a call for “No Election Before Solution”.....

Simon Commission encounter as an important marker of how identities form in the Northeast

The representation made by a delegation of leaders of the still nascent Naga Club to the Simon Commission in 1929 was indeed a heroic assertion of the Naga identity and the increasing sense of unity, integrity and autonomy that the Naga Club was giving th.....

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Joint secretary HRD in Imphal to assess MU unrest

IMPHAL | Jun 22 : Joint secretary, ministry of HRD, G.C Hosur arrived in Imphal to take stock of the situation prevailing in the Manipur University following the protest demanding removal of the vice-chancellor of the varsity by the students. G.C Hosur, .....

23-Jun-2018 / A Staff Reporter

University staffs ask VC to resign on moral grounds

University staffs ask VC to resign on moral grounds

IMPHAL | Jun 22 : Manipur University Staffs’ Association (MUSA) has asked the vice-chancellor, Adiya Prasad Pandey to resign from his post on moral grounds following the allegations made against him by Manipur University Students’ Union. Members of the a.....

23-Jun-2018 / A Staff Reporter

CPI to support demand for replacing MU vice-chancellor

IMPHAL | Jun 22 : The Communist Party of India (CPI) state unit has declared that they fully support MUSU and MUTA on their demand for removal of the Manipur University’s vice-chancellor, Adya Prasad Pandey from his post. Speaking to media persons at the.....

23-Jun-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Police chases members of JAC but fails to apprehend

IMPHAL | Jun 22 : Today, when the core members of joint administrative council of AMTUC and AMGEO came to monitor government departments as a part of the ensuing intensified indefinite cease work strike, they were reportedly chased by the police to make t.....

23-Jun-2018 / A Staff Reporter

MRH and RC will be instrumental in development of health sector: Governor

Governor Najma Haptulla

CHURACHANDPUR | Jun 22 : Bethesda School of Nursing under Mualvaiphai Rural Health and Research Centre (MRH and RC) hosted its 20th batch GNM graduation ceremony of 37 students and inaugurated its hospital today at Mualvaiphai, Churachandpur. The ceremo.....



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