Monday, 23 January 2017

Articles 

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.....

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Jallikattu is a tragedy of a centralised bureaucracy in a country of diverse nationalities

By Garga Chatterjee All over Tamil Nadu, tens of thousands of people, largely not under any political party banner, have assembled in protest. The most widely broadcasted protests are from Marina Beach. That massive protest at Marina beach is actually ve.....

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Politics of State Integrity and the Narrative of Shared History of Manipur

By AC Kharingpam 'Integrity’ of a particular thing connotes a sense of positive unity and willingness to be one. However the word ‘integrity’ if used with a political motive connotes and reflects an act of strengthening the state and its apparatus and th.....

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The Hand Or The Lotus ? - A Thought For The Electorate -

By Seram Neken No political party in Manipur is now seen engaging itself in election campaign, in the real sense of the term. In fact, the political parties and their heavyweights are putting their valued pre-poll time and energy, not in wooing voters bu.....

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For Buddhist, the most noble path is the path of compassion

By Sanjoo Thangjam The Buddha, motivated by boundless compassion, strove for 45 years to spread his sublime message to bring happiness to all creatures that are born. Similarly, Iron Sharmila Chanu for 16 years tried to spread her sublime message to repe.....

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Logic of new district should be put to scrutiny of objective observers

By BK Singh I apprehend that the ongoing economic blockade will not end easily. At the same time I am afraid the Manipur government will shy away from any talk or negotiation with the United Naga Council, UNC to end the blockade for government is well aw.....

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Creation Of Districts – A Big Step Towards Disintegration Of Manipur

By Jimmy Pamei Manipur is like tiny India with varied communities, colorful traditions and diverse tastes. Though there were tensions from time to time, the state had managed to hammer out solutions and so continue to exist as a harmonious colorful stat.....

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Assembly elections of 2017 : an overview

By Thoudam Imomacha Singh As the Election Commission of India (ECI) has proclaimed the commencement of Assembly Elections in Manipur and other four State of Goa, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, the stage is set for electioneering in these parts of.....

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Hills and valley: ages of living together separately

By Dr. Tuisem Ngakang Despite tall claim of the oneness of hills-valley, historical records are silent that hills and valley of Manipur are one, the idea of ‘hills valley brotherhood’ is a recent origin. The hollow chant of ‘ching-tam amadani’(oneness of.....

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The Naga question

By Yambem Laba Around 1947 when the British were leaving India and Angami Zapu Phizo was contemplating on questioning the concept of Indian nationhood and raise the banner of an independent Naga nation, he approached Major R Khathing, popularly known as .....

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Population explosion is a Hindi belt only problem

By Garga Chatterjee Last month, India’s Union Minister of State for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprisesand senior BJP leader Giriraj Singh chose to pontificate on the need for reproductive sterilization in the Indian Union using the Hindi term “nasbandi”, .....

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To Sign or Not to Sign: What does Nagas think about Naga?

By Pamreihor Khashimwo 2017 will be an important but difficult year for Naga. While the world is entering into the brand new year, Naga is expecting from the crucial and protracted peace negotiation which kick-started in 1997, expected to be a fierce int.....

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Economic Blockade in Manipur: Why it Matters?

By Dr. Kamei Aphun The present economic blockade launched by the United Naga Council (UNC) in Manipur since the first of November 2016 has received wide attention in the media. However, many writings were concentrated only on the ill effects of the block.....

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Chakaan Gaan-Ngai, the Living Ritual Festival of Zeliangrong

By Chaoba Kamson The Zeliangrong people are found scattered in the present Imphal West, Imphal East, Thoubal, Bishnupur, Tamenglong, Noney, Jiribam, Churachandpur, Kangpokpi and Senapati districts of Manipur. They are also found settling in Nagaland in i.....

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Ripped consciousness: The poverty of fraternity

By Kh. Ibomcha Hitting on the genuine causation that lies at the core of unpleasant episodes unfolded in Manipur in the last few weeks after the state government created seven revenue districts in Manipur allegedly not consulting with stake holders rathe.....

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Random Items 

Kachai overcomes odds, increases lemon yield

IMPHAL | Jan 22 Despite insufficient rainfall and increase in insect occurrence, the annual yield of the Kachai lemon recorded over 5 metric tonnes this year. This figure was recorded as products sold in the annual lemon festival held every year on Janu.....

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Confusion in VDF

CCPUR | Jan 22 The Village Defence Force (VDF) personnel in Churachandpur are in a dilemma as to whether they will be drafted into election duty or not. Secretary of Manipur VDF Welfare Association S Laltingen Vaiphei said that they are confused with th.....

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ADC Chandel denounces district creation

Newmai News Network IMPHAL | Jan 22 The members of Autonomous District Council (ADC), Chandel hailing from NPF have strongly denounced the ‘unconstitutional’ creation of seven new districts by the O Ibobi Singh led Congress government. The ADC members a.....

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Art contest held to educate voters

IMPHAL | Jan 22 Chief electoral officer’s office, in association with two other organisations held a painting competition in Imphal today to increase voter awareness as a part of the Systematic Voter Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) campaign.....

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Search operation

IMPHAL | Jan 22 A team of Imphal West police conducted a cordon and house to house search operation at Liwa road Oinam Leikai to flush out militants ahead of Republic Day celebration. During the operation which started at 5.20 am lasted till 6.40 am, th.....

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Prize Distribution function at Thoubal Moijing

THOUBAL | Jan 22 A Meritorious Prize Distribution function was organised today by the managing committee of Thoubal Moijing High School, Thoubal to honour and encourage meritorious student of the school. The prize distribution function organised under t.....

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BRT observes foundation day

IMPHAL | Jan 22 The Banian Repertory Theatre (BRT) observed its 33rd Foundation Day at its office complex today, said a release singned by the secretary of BRT L Tikendra Singh. It further said the observance function was attended by former BRT secretar.....

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Painting competition

IMPHAL | Jan 22 The District Library Cum Youth Centre, Athokpam Thoubal today organised a painting competition in two categories, said a release. It further said the first category is for students of Class I to V under the theme of "Environment and Life.....

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UNC leaders blame Ibobi

IMPHAL | Jan 22 Former presidents of United Naga Council (UNC) squarely blamed Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh for the ongoing economic blockade. “The economic blockade was initiated by the Chief Minister. Only his wisdom and realization can stop it,” a st.....

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Round table discusses minorities problem

IMPHAL | Jan 22 The All India Tanzeem-e-Insaaf (AITI) Manipur State Council today submitted a memorandum in the interest of minorities of the state to the parties present with the view to work upon it if they come into power during All Political Parties .....

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Regularise home guards: Mangi

IMPHAL | Jan 22 President of Manipur Home Guard Employees Association Y Mangi has called for regularization of the home guards and a hike in their pay structure so as to improve their standard of living. There are about 2158 home guards in the state. Y.....

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MNDF raises regionalism

IMPHAL| Jan 22 Manipur National Democratic Front (MNDF) today organised a one day political conference under the theme ‘regionalism is the need of hour to save Manipur’. The public discourse was held at Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai Community Hall under .....

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