Jiten Yumnam

World Bank Financing Concerns in India’s North East

By Jiten Yumnam The Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) concludes recently at Bali, Indonesia from 8th till 14th 2018 with much polemics. The annual meet discussed measures.....

“Chico Once More: Legacy of Resistance in Cordillera Highlands”

“When you run, gold will gather in your feet” Traversing along the rugged, pothole filled, steep and slippery mountainous roads towards Camandag Barangay in Ifugao in mid July 2018 revealed mesmerizing landscapes of the Cordillera in North Philippines, f.....

ADB Financing and Challenges in Manipur

Introduction: India’s Neoliberal Policy and IFIs: The government of India adopted an aggressive neo liberal economic framework, in 1990s leading to significant changes in India’s politico-economic framework. The geographical advantage of Manipur in Indi.....

5th APFSD & Development Sustainability in Manipur

The participation in the 5th Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) at UN Centre, Bangkok from 28th till 30th March 2018, organized by UN ESCAP was a momentous event worthy of serious reflection on inherent contradictions and fallacies asso.....

Unfolding Mapithel Dam Implications & State Unaccountability

Displacement, impoverishment and marginalization of indigenous peoples is not a new phenomenon, but a continued and aggravating phenomenon in Manipur. The 105 MW Loktak Multipurpose Hydroelectric Project in Central Manipur and the Khuga dam in Churachandp.....

Impresions From A Sojourn In Maasai Territory In Kenya

The morning was filled with much excitement as we plan to visit a Maasai community, not far away from Nairobi City in Kenya. For long, I heard Maasai leaders intervening in several indigenous peoples’ forums at the United Nations, but have not visited Maa.....

66 MW Loktak Downstream Project, JICA Financing Plan & Concerns

In early February 2018, several media in Manipur reported that the Government of India sought financial assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), an external lending arm of the Government of Japan, to fund the 66 MW Loktak Downstr.....

Commissioning White Elephants In Manipur: The Case Of Mapithe Dam

The Inauguration and Commissioning of development Projects, more so of mega projects in Manipur has long been projected as a grandeur achievement of the respective Government; announcing those inaugurations has been taken as fostering development and prog.....

Challenges Of Human Rights Defenders In Manipur

Human rights defenders assume key responsibility to realize civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights and in advancing democratic principle, practices and further in securing sustainable development in Manipur as outlined in Sustainable Devel.....

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Army documents reveal hand of 3 Corps behind killing of 5 Manipuri youths, families demand justice

Babloo Loitongbam speaks during press conference

Army, Intelligence personnel barge into press conference IMPHAL | Dec 9 Sensitive documents of Army origin have surfaced in the public domain which suggests that some officers of the 3 Corps Intelligence Surveillance Unit (CISU) located at Rangapaha.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Kuki Inpi, CVOs serve ultimatum for safe release of Sekmai abductees

KANGPOKPI | Dec 9 Kuki Inpi, Kangpokpi district and various other civil voluntary organisations including Thadou Inpi Sadar Hills, Kuki Women Union Sadar Hills, Kuki Students’ Organisation Sadar Hills, Thadou Students’ Association Sadar Hills have serv.....

CORCOM calls for unity on 70th anniversary of UDHR

IMPHAL | Dec 9 On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the proscribed umbrella organisation, CORCOM has sent its greetings and extended support “to the oppressed people who are struggling to fight against colonia.....

Quality grass-root level education vital for raising standard of education: Shyamkumar

Thounaojam Shyamkumar speaks during the inaugural function of Andro Heinoubok Primary School at Andro Leitanpekpham Yaihoubi

IMPHAL | Dec 9 Forest minister, Thounaojam Shyamkumar today inaugurated Andro Heinoubok Primary School at Andro Leitanpekpham Yaihoubi, Imphal East. The school is constructed under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (2012-13) - Education for all. He also laid th.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Consultation programme on crime against women and children held

218 cases of violence against women and children occurred this year in Manipur IMPHAL | Dec 9 A one-day consultation cum sharing programme on ‘Crime against Women and Children’ was held today at Manipur Press Club, organised by Women Action for Deve.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

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