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The fire in Assam: Many view the citizenship amendment bill as a betrayal of BJP’s poll promise

By Sanjib Baruah People in many parts of Northeast India, especially Assam, have spoken loudly against the citizenship amendment bill through widespread public protests. But there is strong support for the bill in certain Bengali-speaking clusters — no.....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 32

By Akendra Sana “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.....

Face Scrubs to Avoid Dirt and Dullness

By Shahnaz Husain Dull, dry, lusterless skin is result of regular exposure to dirt, dust and pollution in environment which accumulates toxins in deep pores. While washing and cleasing help get rid of superficial build up on face but misses .....

Manufacturing Citizenship : The Ongoing Movement Against Citizenship Amendment Bill in Northeast India

By Binalakshmi Nepram When you single out any particular group of people for secondary citizenship status, that's a violation of basic human rights ~ Jimmy Carter, Former US President & Nobel Peace Laureate History show us that in 1500s, an estimate.....

The World Wetlands Day

By M. Asnikunar Singh The World Wetlands Day is celebrated ever year on 2nd February. The Convention on wetlands was adopted on 2 February , 1971 in Ramsar,Iran. The Ramsar Secretariat’s main objective is to raise public awareness about the importance .....

Why Citizenship amendment Bill is a worrisome legislation

By John S. Shilshi Given the kind of political culture we have wherein the ruling dispensation and the opposition never agree on anything, all the noises against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 resonating from different states of north-east regio.....

Causing Fear As Political Weapon of Governance: From Tacit to Open

By Amar Yumnam Voltaire said long ago: “It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.” The full title of a 2011 book written by Andrew Napolitano also reads: “It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong: the case for personal f.....

“Hunting for Jobs”- in Jobless State

By Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh It was in a small village about 27kms from capital state Imphal where my village school master taught me about the value and importance of education in life and society during my childhood days at Lower Primary Class. My ma.....

Why Manipuri People Oppose Citizenship Amendment Bill?

Uti Posseditis Juris in the Context of India – Manipur Relations Revisited By L. Malem Mangal Agenda The Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 (CAB) passed by the Lower House of the Indian Parliament on 8 January 2019 has once again brought to the fore.....

Enormity of Manipur’s food security challenges due to climate change

By Babie Shirin It is a fact that Manipur has been affected by climate change. This changing climate will affect food security through its impacts on all components of global, national and local food systems. Food security is the outcome of foods syste.....

“The Truth Of Manipur Is Inherent In Mahousa Lairembi (Nature)”

By Waikhom Manimohan Now, with the increase in population but lack of resources, there is unemployment and poverty everywhere, and failure in every department acting as an indicator of economic development. There is chaos everywhere and problems a galo.....

“Cyber Security”-the need of the hour

By Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh. Computer security, Cyber security or information technology security (IT security) is the protection of computer system from theft or damage to their hardware, software or electronic data as well as from disruption or misd.....

Poetry and Samarendra

(Continuation of previous Monday publication) For Samarendra belongs in spirit to the new modernism, while in style he is an atypical of Chaoba-Kamal-Anganghal classicists. Breaking the normal rules and evolving for a new sapling of art form is the fir.....

CAB, CAB, CAB..: Mr. Government, the Public Are Not Talking of Taxi

By Amar Yumnam The North-Eastern part of India is now seized with one issue. It is seldom that the region rises together on a shared concern over an issue. One peculiarity of the present worry is that the source of it is not a home-made one but relates.....

Tourism: A potential that North-east cannot ignore

By John S. Shilshi Among the small states of North-east region, Sikkim emerged as one of the favourite destinations for tourists across the country. In terms of annual tourist intake, it has surpassed Meghalaya, known for attracting domestic tourist ov.....

Book Review: “Matamgi Manipur: The First Manipuri Feature Film”- Best Book on Indian Cinema 2017

By Meghachandra Kongbam A new chapter in the annals of 45 years of Manipuri cinema preludes with a book in English entitled, “Matamgi Manipur: The First Manipuri Feature Film” by Bobby Wahengbam. The book bagged the Swarna Kamal for ‘the Best Book on C.....

Jail-Path to Freedom

By Thiyam Ningol, Dr. Nalini, Africa “Help me God! I know it is wrong but it is the only way to get my freedom”-Lucy prayed. Lucy was imprisoned by her own husband, in his own house, inside his own heart. Three days ago Robert was an ordinary, po.....

Dweller’s Tea (An exhaustive review)

By Bharati Yumnam Dweller Location: Lamphel Supermarket, near Evelyn Scan C & India Post Office, Imphal. Timing: All days from 11am to 7pm. Speciality: Naturally delightful tea blends, indigenous snacks. Rating: 4 out of 5 Setting: Dwel.....

Flowers for Beauty

By Shahnaz Husain Flowers are nature’s gift to man and provide a unique level of botanical energy. They not only delight the senses with their beautiful colours and fragrances, but actually have powerful properties, which help to bring about the ideal .....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 31

By Akendra Sana “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.....

Gaan Ngai: A Festival Of The Zeliangrong Nagas Of North East India

By Dr. Jenpuiru Kamei The Gaan Ngai is the greatest festival of the Zeliangrong people. It is mainly celebrated by the followers of Tingkao Ragwang Chapriak (TRC) in the three states of Assam, Manipur and Nagaland. The Zeliangrong which performs a well.....

Profile of a Playwright

By Rajmani Ayekpam In the long twenty years journey of Ranjit Ningthouja’s playwriting, his plays (Shumang leela) not only entertained Manipuri audience but also entertained non-Manipuri audience of outside Manipur. He was introduced as a young playwri.....

Unfolding Global Dynamics and Prevailing Governance Character: Future Uncertainty for Manipur and India

By Amar Yumnam The World Economic Forum Meeting for 2019 is going to happen later this month from 22 January to 25 January at its usual place at Davos in Switzerland. As a prelude to this, the Forum has brought forth quite a few documents and reports. .....

“Cyber Crimes”-Crimes through Ionosphere

By Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh Cyber Crime or Computer oriented Crime is the crime that involved a computer and a networks. The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime or it may be the target. Cybercrime can be defined as: Offences that .....

Poetry and Samarendra

By Milan Ashem I wonder myself at this very beginning of this essay who am I, (just an anonymous self proclaimed metamorphosised post-teen?) to critique a Sahitya Akademi awardee, Laishram Samarendra. Well, to be perfectly and factually honest, it was .....

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CJM Imphal East sets free MSAD advisor ‘Veewon Thokchom’ on bail

Veewon Thokchom at CJM Imphal East complex

IMPHAL | Feb 19 Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Imphal East, Ningthoujam Lanleima, today granted bail to the advisor of Manipur Student’s Association Delhi (MSAD), Veewon Thokchom, saying no sufficient ground found on ‘prima facie’ to sedition charge .....

20-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Ukhrul pays tribute to a legend

Ukhrul pays tribute to a legend

UKHRUL| Feb 19 In honour of one of the legendary figures of the Ukhrul in particular and the State as a whole, the Assam Rifles have been celebrating the birth anniversary of Maj Bob Khathing Ralengnao every year since 2012. And the 107th birth anniver.....

Tml district hospital suffering from lack of specialists, shortage of water

Tamenglong district hospital

TAMENGLONG| Feb 19 Even though the district administration has attained its centenary, Tamenglong and Noney districts still do not have any specialist doctor at the district hospital Tamenglong and PHC Noney. With no options left, medical officer of.....

Police personnel should be able to make the people feel secure wherever they are: Biren

Chief Minister N Biren Singh inspects the guard of honour

IMPHAL | Feb 19 There should be no political interference of any form in the discipline forces related to security, said chief minister N. Biren Singh while assuring that no personnel or officer would be victimised in the matters of transfer and postin.....

20-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

MPCC submits list of candidates who applied for party ticket for 17th LS Election

IMPHAL | Feb 19 Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee, (MPCC) informed that the intending candidates of INC has been submitted after duly filling up the prescribed application forms for party nominee for the ensuing 17th Lok Sabha Election – 2019 till 4 p.....


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