Angomcha Bimol Akoijam

Difference of Opinion: What does it mean?

Differences of opinion between individuals as well as groups do happen. Authoritarian and feudal regimes suppress such differences and seek to impose their worldviews and opinions on the people. Democracy acknowledges the differences and provides ideas an.....

For the BJP led Government, Is Honeymoon Period Coming to an End in Lost Paradise : From an Intimate Distance

After the 15 years under Shri O. Ibobi led Congress government, there was an air of expectation and feel-good factor in the state when Shri N. Biren took over as the Chief Minister of Manipur heading a BJP led coalition government last year. Indeed, his g.....

Fault-lines and Fleeting Moments - From an Intimate Distance

Angomcha Bimol Akoijam

Manipur is a state with a fractured society and/or polity. And its fault lines are many. Even a day like 18 June carries that signature of those fault lines. The day people pay homage to those who have sacrificed their lives for the (territorial) integrit.....

Writing as a Personal Act which is Political : From an Intimate Distance

Angomcha Bimol Akoijam

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect”, so goes a quote attributed to well known writer Anaïs Nin. Returning to write this regular column “from an intimate distance” once again after a gap of some years is an act to sense my life .....

Khongjom Day; Commemorating Manipur’s Battle of Thermopylae

“Eikhoi pumnamasu hinglaroi, maisu onlaroi…” (We shall all die but we shall not retreat) -- Maj. Paona Brajabashi (Cheitharol Kumpaba, the Royal Chronicle) These are the words of one of the valiant Manipuri military commanders who led the offensive mov.....

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Closure of assembly sessions by CM indicates support for CAB: Dilipkumar

Protest meet against CAB held under aegis of JCILPS THOUBAL| Jan 22 Despite the on-going agitations all over the state in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019, the words of CM, N. Biren Singh that there is no issue in Manipur.....

College students not to participate in Republic Day celebration

College students not to participate in Republic Day celebration

IMPHAL | Jan 22 As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill continues at different parts of the state, students of various colleges will not be participating in the Republic Day celebration for the year in protest against the Citizenship Amendme.....

23-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

HC directs for establishment of child friendly courts and police stations

IMPHAL| Jan 22 The High Court of Manipur has directed the state government to establish four child friendly courts and four child friendly police stations in the four valley districts of the Manipur within three months and to establish the courts and p.....

23-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

YPA’s indefinite total shutdown paralyses normal life

YPA’s indefinite total shutdown paralyses normal life

CHURACHANDPUR| Jan 22 The indefinite total shutdown imposed today by Young Paite Association (YPA)-GHQ from 6:00 am of January 22 onwards has affected normal life in Churachandpur town with markets and shops remaining closed, and no vehicles plying on .....

Search operations intensify ahead of Republic Day

Search operation in conncetion with R-day

IMPHAL | Jan 22 As precautionary measures for the up-coming republic day celebrations state police have been continuing, search operations and house to house operation were also conducted at Imphal East and West today. Imphal west police commando te.....

23-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

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