Yambem Laba

Making A Tangible Difference

Manipur has been labelled a failed state. Not only do armed militant groups hold sway in several areas, the unemployment rate is quite high with jobs allegedly being auctioned off. Likewise, government developmental schemes exist only on paper and if one .....

Blood on the Hills

On 13 September this year, almost all roads for the Kuki population of Manipur led to the Tuibong Grounds of Churachandpur. It was the penultimate day of the three day-remembrance for the 1,000-odd Kukis who had perished in the genocidal campaign launched.....

Baapji The Prime Minister That I Knew

It was in 1974 when I had landed at Delhi for my College for the first time. Armed with a letter addressed to Mr.B.N.Kaul former Warden of Ramjas College, Delhi.The address was a bit baffling cause it read 1-Ferozeshah Road.That was the house of Shri Atal.....

Blood On Their Hands?

It was this newspaper, which first broke the news in 2016, when it revealed how the Army, under the command of the Chief of the Army Staff General Bikram Singh and Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag, then General Officer Commanding-Chief (Eastern Comma.....

Up against the saffron brigade

Manipur University is today dead. Whether the central university is brain dead or comatose is a matter of opinion but the fact remains that it is on life support. The university has been paralysed for the last 60 days with the Administrative Block shut do.....

Redrawing the map?

[India’s territorial integrity seems to be under threat from Myanmar with a disputed construction in a remote Manipuri village] It warrants recall that a few decades ago, there was a major contention over an area measuring three bighas between India a.....

Out to Clear Her Name

Sanjita Chanu was the toast of the nation in April when she hoisted a total of 195 kgs in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, to clinch the yellow metal. It was the second Commonwealth Games gold medal in her kitty as four years earlier she h.....

Comprehensive Plan, Direly Needed

After monsoon hit Manipur this year, it rained without break for almost two days straight. Waters of the Imphal River overflowed in Imphal East near the Checkon area. The onrushing waters did not spare both the humble and the mighty, and for the first tim.....

Walking A Political Tightrope

Manipur, Manipur govt, Manipur CM, N Biren Singh, Northeast, Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi Manipur is today out of bounds for almost all mainland Indians who wish to visit it overland without identification papers. They are routinely halted at the Mao C.....

Repeal of AFSPA from Meghalaya, Arunachal raises hope for Manipur, Nagaland, Assam

The Arms Forces Special Powers Act against which, noted activist Irom Sharmila carried out the world’s longest hunger strike, now has been lifted from entire Meghalaya and parts of Arunachal Pradesh. In the light of it, will the same be withdrawn from Sha.....

Last of his ilk

In 1994 when Thangjam Karunamaya Singh, IPS, was posted out of Manipur to a public sector unit as its chief vigilance officer in Patna, “Th” — the abbreviation of Thangjam, his Manipuri surname — was changed to “Thakur” by the Thakurs, Rajput gentry of Bi.....

RIMS sees light at tunnel’s end?

The Supreme Court’s recent permission to the Manipur Police Commando’s Havildar Thaou-naojam Herojit to testify during the ongoing probe in the 1,528 extra-judicial killings is bound to open up a new dimension and send shivers down the spines of many seni.....

Manipur’s ‘Dirty Dozen’

On 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that state assemblies have no powers to enact legislation to appoint parliamentary secretaries. This led to the disqualification of the Delhi government’s 20 MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party for holding office of profit.....

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‘Let BJP declare CAB as passed, MANPAC will never allow it’

IMPHAL | Feb 20 “Since the BJP-Led NDA government has taken a firm stance to pass the Citizenship Amendment Bill and going further ahead with a strong campaign by taking advantage of the upcoming election, Manipur People against CAB (MANPAC) has resolved.....

21-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

4 KCP-PWG cadres arrested in connection with IED found at Catholic school

IMPHAL | Feb 20 A combined team of Imphal West police commandos and a column of 6 Assam Rifles arrested 4 cadres of Kangleipak Communist Party, People’s War Group (KCP-PWG) in connection with the incident of finding an IED planted at the southern gate of.....

21-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

‘All government office shut down’ affects normal life in Tuibong

CHURACHANDPUR | Feb 20 Normal life at Tuibong area of Churachandpur today was affected due to the ‘All government office Shutdown’ called by the Thadou Kuki Students Union (TKSU). In what is believed to be a related incident with the shutdown, the offic.....

71st ZomiNamni observed

CHURACHANDPUR | Feb 20 ZomiNamni, the Zomi National Day, was observed at Singat Sub Division in a programme attended by MLA, GS Haupu as chief guest, CO of 2 AR as guest of honour and MDC of Singat, ADCC constituency as functional president along with th.....

Tengnoupal police, commandos seize illicit liquor worth Rs 37, 200

MOREH| Feb 20 A team of Tengnoupal District Police led by OC, Tengnoupal, inspector SK. John Lamkang, along with a team of CDO, Tengnoupal-DHQ under the command of DSP/Tengnoupal N. Suraj Singh, seized a huge number of illicit liquor items today while co.....


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