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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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Governor proposes longer assembly sessions

IMPHAL | Oct 18 Governor, Najma Heptulla has proposed the state government to extend the period of Manipur Assembly session as it is the only place where all the 60 MLAs have the chance to discuss the state’s issue and give their opinions. She was d.....

19-Oct-2018 / A Staff Reporter

15 political parties unanimously resolve to take part in October Mass Rally

15 political parties unanimously resolve to take part in October Mass Rally

IMPHAL | Oct 18 Altogether, 15 political parties that were present at the ‘All Political Party Meet in relation with October Mass Rally 2018’ have unanimously resolved to give all possible support and committed to take part in the mass rally on October.....

19-Oct-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Three jail staffs suspended for handcuffing MU teacher

IMPHAL | Oct 18 The jail department suspended three staffs of Sajiwa Central Jail, including the head warder allegedly involved in cuffing a Manipur University (MU) teacher while producing him for medical check-up at JNIMS hospital on September 11. .....

19-Oct-2018 / A Staff Reporter

It is alright to criticise government but we will not tolerate humiliation: CM

CM N. Biren Singh and A. Bimol during interactive session of a conclave of the observation of 7th anniversary of the PCRM

IMPHAL | Oct 18 “It is alright to criticise the government but we will not tolerate humiliation,” said chief minister, N. Biren Singh during an interactive session with central committee member of People’s Campaign for Resurgent Manipur (PCRM), A. Bimo.....

19-Oct-2018 / A Staff Reporter

IMC is planning to club street vendors at one place, says mayor

IMPHAL | Oct 18 All Manipur Manpower Upliftment Centre (AMMUC) celebrated its 12th Foundation Day at Manipur Press Club today. During the programme, mayor of Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC), L. Lokeshor appreciated the works of AMMUC workers. He .....

19-Oct-2018 / A Staff Reporter

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