Pradip Phanjoubam

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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Closure of assembly sessions by CM indicates support for CAB: Dilipkumar

Protest meet against CAB held under aegis of JCILPS THOUBAL| Jan 22 Despite the on-going agitations all over the state in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019, the words of CM, N. Biren Singh that there is no issue in Manipur.....

College students not to participate in Republic Day celebration

College students not to participate in Republic Day celebration

IMPHAL | Jan 22 As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill continues at different parts of the state, students of various colleges will not be participating in the Republic Day celebration for the year in protest against the Citizenship Amendme.....

23-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

HC directs for establishment of child friendly courts and police stations

IMPHAL| Jan 22 The High Court of Manipur has directed the state government to establish four child friendly courts and four child friendly police stations in the four valley districts of the Manipur within three months and to establish the courts and p.....

23-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

YPA’s indefinite total shutdown paralyses normal life

YPA’s indefinite total shutdown paralyses normal life

CHURACHANDPUR| Jan 22 The indefinite total shutdown imposed today by Young Paite Association (YPA)-GHQ from 6:00 am of January 22 onwards has affected normal life in Churachandpur town with markets and shops remaining closed, and no vehicles plying on .....

Search operations intensify ahead of Republic Day

Search operation in conncetion with R-day

IMPHAL | Jan 22 As precautionary measures for the up-coming republic day celebrations state police have been continuing, search operations and house to house operation were also conducted at Imphal East and West today. Imphal west police commando te.....

23-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

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