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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Public will face more struggles with BJP’s return to power: CPI

IMPHAL | May 25 “With the return of Bharatiya Janata Party to the power in the Country, the State will now face bigger struggles as issues surrounding Armed Forces Special Power Act, border pillars, 7th central pay commission and others are still pendi.....

26-May-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Student found hanging inside MU Hostel

IMPHAL | May 25 A 4th semester student of Manipur University was found hanging dead inside his hostel room, in the morning today. The deceased have been identified as Lunminlal Kipgen, 22, son of Paokhomang Kipgen of L. Soungphel village under Saiku.....

26-May-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Naga Hoho decries UCM’s statement on Naga issue

IMPHAL| May 25 Naga Hoho, the apex body of Nagas, has vehemently condemned the statement issued by United Committee of Manipur (UCM) with regards to ceasefire extension “without territorial” limits in all Naga areas. On May 22, UCM warned the state .....

Nagaland govt on Naga issue

DIMAPUR | May 25 The State Government of Nagaland has “re-emphasized” its support of the “legitimate” demand of the Naga people for integration of “all Naga inhabited areas” under a single administrative umbrella as has been unanimously resolved on fiv.....

K James not disheartened by the results

IMPHAL | May 25 Indian National Congress (INC) candidate for outer Manipur parliamentary constituency, K James today expressed his gratitude to all the voters who came out and exercised their franchise on April 11 and giving him over 1,52,510 numbers o.....

26-May-2019 / A Staff Reporter

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