Jiten Yumnam

“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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MU strike to be suspended after MoU with Union HRD

MoU signed with the HRD ministry and state government

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : Manipur University community on Thursday has agreed to temporarily suspend its shutdown strike which has paralysed the varsity for over two months after a MoU was signed with the HRD ministry and state government to constitute an indepen.....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Minister goes rogue and rampages Hotel Classic Grande properties

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : MAHUD and Forest minister, Th. Shyamkumar allegedly went on a rampage destroying several vases of house plants inside the lobby of Hotel Classic Grande on Tuesday evening after an altercation with his family members who accompanied him t.....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

72nd National Independence Day observed - Assembly is kept prorogued in public interest: CM

CM Biren inspecting the guard of honour during the 72nd Independence Day celebration at the 1st Manipur Rifles parade ground

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : The 72nd national Independence Day was celebrated in the state as part of the celebrations made across the country. The state level celebration was observed at the 1st Manipur Rifles parade ground yesterday. As a part of the celebratio.....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

State announces holiday on August 17 as mark of respect to Vajpayee

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : State government has declared holiday for government institutions and banks on August 17 as mark of respect for the death of former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari, who expired today at AIIMS hospital, New Delhi. As a mark of respe.....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Guv inaugurates facility for mass production of orchids

Governor Najma Heptulla inaugurates Facility for Mass production of Orchids and Farmers Training Hostel at National Bioresource Park at Haraorou

IMPHAL | Aug 16 : Manipur governor, Dr. Najma Heptulla today inaugurated the Facility for Mass production of Orchids and Farmers Training Hostel at National Bioresource Park at Haraorou, Imphal East. The inaugural function was organised by Institute of .....

17-Aug-2018 / A Staff Reporter


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