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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CM hands over rescued Nepalese nationals to Nepali Embassy

CM hands over rescued Nepalese nationals to Nepali Embassy

‘We were brought with promises of getting jobs abroad’ IMPHAL | Feb 17 A total of 179 rescued victims of human trafficking, who have been identified as Nepalese nationals, have left Manipur today. Chief minister, N. Biren handed them over to offici.....

18-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Jugindro expelled from MPP, Apabi appointed as new president

MPP newly apointed president, Laikhuram Apabi Singh briefing to media

IMPHAL | Feb 17 Manipur People’s Party president, Oinam Jugindro was expelled from the ordinary post of the party today and party central committee appointed Laikhuram Apabi Singh as the new president. During a press conference held today at Manipur.....

18-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Ethnic communities need unity to bring a peaceful Manipur: Adim

Adim Pamei speaks during the function

IMPHAL | Feb 17 “Ethnic communities have different forms of culture and traditions but there is a need to bring the thought of oneness among them to bring a peaceful society.” Vice chairperson of Manipur State Disaster Management Authority (MSDMA), .....

18-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

EEVFAM seeks initiation of criminal proceeding

IMPHAL | Feb 17 Extrajudicial Execution Victims’ Families Association Manipur (EEVFAM) along with Athokpam Tampha, wife of victim Athokpam Angousana Meitei, filed a case before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Thoubal yesterday seeking initiation of crim.....

STDCM set to organise mass rally on March 3

Members of STDCM during press conference

IMPHAL | Feb 17 Condemning the state government for delaying the demand of inclusion of Meetei or Meitei in Schedule Tribe list, Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee Manipur (STDCM) is all set for a mass rally on March 3. In today’s press conference hel.....

18-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

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