Tuesday, 21 February 2017

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Manipur Elections 2017: The flagged issues and the Congress Party

By Amar Yumnam In my column last Monday, I had flagged some issues which needed answers, categorical ones at that, given the socio-political realities of Manipur. I also emphasised urgency in extracting responses from the political parties on these issue.....

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The other election

In Manipur, Congress battles fatigue, BJP struggles to grow roots. And Irom Sharmila makes a poll debut By Pradip Phanjoubam (This article was first published in Indian Express, on February 18 issued) The battlelines for the Manipur elections, pollin.....

19-Feb-2017 | IFP Articles | 0 Comments

A tale of two voices - the inspired and the unsung

By Rajkumar Panthoiren Just the other day, I was watching this rousing and hard-hitting Denzel Washington movie called “The Great Debaters” (2007), and unsurprisingly, it managed to stir me up while also bombarding me with some questions to which I could.....

19-Feb-2017 | IFP Articles | 0 Comments

Political consciousness through self introspection: Your shadow, your reflection

By RK Rajeebsana Yes, we can understand, acknowledge and know a particular society just by a mere look on the constituent political class of people that exist in a particular society. We do know a particular kind of culture superficially, by just looking.....

16-Feb-2017 | IFP Articles | 0 Comments

Shocking letter from a terminated Telegraph journalist

By Biswajit Roy (We are reproducing here a heart-rending letter from a journalist laid off by The Telegraph along with the introduction first published today by www.pgurus.com) From Tuesday evening onwards a long letter from one Biswajit Roy, a journali.....

16-Feb-2017 | IFP Articles | 0 Comments

Manipur Elections 2017: What we all should be clear before casting our vote

By Amar Yumnam The forthcoming Election for Manipur Assembly is going to be the most significant one after the one in 1972 held immediately after the attainment of Statehood. No government constituted after 1972 has been able to match the landmark steps.....

13-Feb-2017 | IFP Articles | 0 Comments

Why Nagaland erupted: Tradition vs modernity

By Pradip Phanjoubam (This article was first published in The Asian Age and its sister publication, Deccan Chronicle, on February 6) The unseemly social unrest in Nagaland over 33 per cent reservation for women in urban local bodies again raises the qu.....

12-Feb-2017 | IFP Articles | 0 Comments

GST restructuring upsets Centre-State relations again

By Garga Chatterjee The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a landmark tax structure change in the Indian Union that would amalgamate goods tax (levied by the state government) and services tax (levied by the Union government) into one combined tax the rate .....

12-Feb-2017 | IFP Articles | 0 Comments

Who Can Solve the Rohingya Issue?

By Nehginpao Kipgen It will be difficult for Aung San Suu Kyi to end the violence against the Rohingya without the approval or cooperation of the Myanmar military. Conflict between the Rohingyas, a Muslim minority in Rakhine state in western Myanmar, a.....

6-Feb-2017 | IFP Articles | 0 Comments

Democratisation of Myanmar by Nehginpao Kipgen, Routledge, New Delhi, 2016

Book review By Reshmi Banerjee The transition from an authoritarian regime to a democratic polity has never been an easy one. A constant tussle to retain positions of power and authority has often overshadowed the willingness to listen to the unheard voi.....

5-Feb-2017 | IFP Articles | 0 Comments

Federalism and the Union budget

By Garga Chatterjee The 2017 Union budget presented by Indian Union government’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has many aspects. His speech touched upon some of them. I will not discuss all of them as there is nothing transformative or game-changing ther.....

5-Feb-2017 | IFP Articles | 0 Comments

 Politics of Women Reservation in Nagaland: Between Customary Law and Constitutional Provision

By Dr. Kamei Aphun Election to the urban local bodies in Nagaland, including the Kohima Municipal Council, scheduled for February 1st, 2017 has seen many collisions with State and the peoples’ organizations, particularly with the tribal hohos. This requi.....

3-Feb-2017 | IFP Articles | 0 Comments

Ladies With Bottles

The other side of Economic Blockade By Seram Neken ‘ECONOMIC BLOCKADE’ has become a household word in Manipur. It is joked at many circles that the event may be entered in the state government-published calendar after negotiating with the so-called ci.....

2-Feb-2017 | IFP Articles | 0 Comments

How demonetization further destroyed the spirit of federal India

By Garga Chatterjee Among other things, the whole 500-1000 Indian Taka note ban or demontisation fiasco in the Indian Union has exposed the deep destruction of the Indian Union’s institutional structures that have set in during the present regime. This .....

29-Jan-2017 | IFP Articles | 0 Comments

Voting in a season of discontent

By Pradip Phanjoubam (This article was first published in The Hindu, January 18 issue) The dates for the election to the Manipur Legislative Assembly have been announced. Polling will be in two phases, on March 4 and March 8. Results will be declared o.....

22-Jan-2017 | IFP Articles | 0 Comments

Random Items 

ZUF threatening Congress

IMPHAL | Feb 20 BJP in nexus with armed group of Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) are threatening Congress workers in the Khoupum sub division of Noney district, charged Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) spokesperson Khumukcham Joykishan Singh. Jo.....

21-Feb-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

International eye care day on March 3

IMPHAL | Feb 20 Since the first International Conference on prevention and Rehabilitation of hearing impairment was held in Beijing, China on March 3rd 2007, the day is observed as ‘International Ear-care Day’ every year across the world. The day is obs.....

21-Feb-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Congress pledges to safeguard territory

IMPHAL | Feb 20 Manipur PCC released today its election manifesto for the ensuing state assembly elections promising a constitutional safeguard for the territorial integrity of Manipur. The manifesto was released by CP Joshi, general secretary, AICC and .....

21-Feb-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Free educational institutions: KNF

KANGPOKPI | Feb 20 The Education department of Kuki National Front (KNF) in its aim to boost education sector in the district today appeals all concerned to make educational institutions of Kangpokpi district a free and peaceful zone. A release stated t.....

21-Feb-2017 | Correspondent | 0 Comments

Top post for Hangkhanlian: Chaoba

CCDPUR | Feb 20 Top BJP leader Th Chaoba today campaigned hard for party candidate V Hangkhanlian of Churachandpur constituency giving a hint that he would be given a top post in the next government. Th Chaoba was speaking at the flag hoisting function o.....

21-Feb-2017 | Correspondent | 0 Comments

13 year old raped

IMPHAL | Feb 20 A 13 year old girl was allegedly raped by a 47 year old man at the under construction building site of Horticulture Department, Sanjenthong, Imphal East. The incident took place on17th of this month at around 6 pm. According to the sour.....

21-Feb-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

IT dept freezes Rs. 12 crs in poll bound Manipur

IMPHAL | Feb 20 The income tax department has claimed to have detected Rs 12 crores in various raids conducted by surveillance teams of Investigating Wing in connection with the upcoming election. Speaking to reporters at the Hotel Grande, conference ha.....

21-Feb-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

‘Jiribam peaceful under Debendra’

Jiri News Network JIRIBAM | Feb 20 Ahead of the 11th Manipur legislative assembly election, a flag hosting ceremony along with public meeting was held today at the residence of Thoudam Debendra Singh who is the candidate of Indian National Congress (IN.....

21-Feb-2017 | Agency | 0 Comments

Pensioner woes as makeshift server crash

IMPHAL | Feb 20 The Department of Treasuries has been functioning without adequate infrastructure and manpower. There is no systematic electronic interconnectivity with the Finance department and the directorate among others. As such, the Treasury head .....

21-Feb-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Framework agreement would not affect state: Biren

IMPHAL | Feb 20 Former MLA Nongthombam Biren assured that the framework agreement would not adversely affect the state. Addressing at a flag hoisting ceremony for Bharitya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Yumkham Erabot Singh of Wangkhei assembly constituen.....

21-Feb-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Left parties fighting Manipur election to regain lost ground

IMPHAL| Feb 20 Once a force to reckon with in Manipur politics, the CPI and CPI(M) are fighting the Assembly election to regain their lost ground in the state. Manipur has a long history of Left movement, under the leadership of legendary Left leader li.....

21-Feb-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Shrinking aspirations

It is alarming to note the manner in which aspirations in Manipur by and large have been systematically shrinking in size and scope. Today, it is as if young people see no other handle to success in life than securing a government job – any government job.....

21-Feb-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

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