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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One CRPF jawan killed in grenade explosion, another injured

One CRPF jawan killed in grenade explosion, another injured

IMPHAL | Oct 20 A CRPF personnel was killed and another sustained seriously injuries when a grenade exploded inside a truck carrying supplies. Police said the incident occurred around 6.10 pm near Nagamapal Phougeisangbam Leikai under the jurisdicti.....

21-Oct-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Sanctioning of huge amounts of money goes in vain if there is no transparency in work: CM

National ST-ST Hub at Darbar hall, Raj Bhavan

IMPHAL | Oct 20 Manipur is lucky to be one of the hotspot of biodiversity but it is not utilised properly said the governor of Manipur, Najma A. Heptulla while delivering a speech as the chief guest of National ST-ST Hub at Darbar hall, Raj Bhavan toda.....

21-Oct-2018 / A Staff Reporter

MOU signed to promote trade, friendship and education between two business groups of India and Myanmar

MOU signed to promote trade, friendship and education between two business groups of India and Myanmar

IMPHAL | Oct 20 In order to promote friendship, trade, socio-economic development and to increase mutual understanding between India and Myanmar, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between two business groups of the two countries today at t.....

21-Oct-2018 / A Staff Reporter

‘Extra-curricular activities is key to bring changes in society’

NSUI organises interaction programme with Congress leaders

IMPHAL | Oct 20 Students should give importance to both academic and extra-curricular activities during their educational period to gain all-round perfection which would put the society on the right track, said former MLA, Ng. Bijoy in an interaction p.....

21-Oct-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Man shoots himself to death at Moreh

MOREH | Oct 20 At around past 2 pm today at Premnagar Leikai, Moreh ward no. IV, a non-Manipuri who had been residing at the area shot himself to death using his double barrel licensed gun. The man has been identified as Anand Kumar, 38, who had bee.....


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