Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Editorials 

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

Loneliness of the artist

Much has been written about the likeness of the movie version of Superman to Jesus Christ. Superman is an alien from the destroyed planet Krypton and the only son of a famous scientist there, sent to earth with the mission to be the saviour of the world. .....

20-Feb-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Keep Off the Campus

The Manipur Commission for Protection for Child Rights, MCPCR recently directed the state government to vacate the schools occupied by security forces. This is to ensure normal academic activities of the school children without any further delay. It has a.....

18-Feb-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

The secret weapon

No one, perhaps except for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, NSCN(IM) general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah, interlocutor RN Ravi and national security advisor Ajit Doval is privy to the actual contents of the framework agreement signed between the government.....

17-Feb-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Necessity and law

They say necessity knows no law, not even moral ones. Nonetheless, there must have to be a limit to acceptability of action even done in desperation. Some years ago it was the spate of protest self-immolation in public by scores of Tibetans to tell their .....

16-Feb-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Truth of the Matter

They say truth triumphs. But how can anybody be so sure. After all, one gets to know of only those truths that have actually triumphed and not of those that failed to make a mark, and who knows there may have been plenty of these in human history – as a t.....

15-Feb-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Nation colonizing itself

Is coexistence about sharing or is it about segregating? This is the million dollar question a multi-ethnic state like Manipur is left grappling with practically at every turn of event. As we see it, it will have to be a fine balance of a bit of both, esp.....

14-Feb-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Shifting poll equations

As the elections get closer, the question as to which party is at the top is getting more curious. One thing is certain. The two top contenders to power are the incumbent Congress and challenger, BJP. The electoral equation were shaping up on expected lin.....

13-Feb-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

UNC and a Sisyphean task, please take a break

It is known that the United Naga Council will not retract their stance and the economic blockade must go on. Many were keeping their fingers crossed that the tripartite talk on February 3rd would have some solution and the economic blockade enforced since.....

11-Feb-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Dance of democracy

Many have said that Indian elections are a festival of democracy. India describes itself as the world’s largest functional democracy. When a newly independent India made universal adult suffrage the basis of elections not all were convinced of its capabil.....

10-Feb-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

How morals of tales shift

Understandably, many postcolonial nations are uneasy, if not apprehensive of the idea of federalism. Nonetheless, it is also a fact that given the diversity of their demography and geography, when they freed themselves from the yoke of colonialism, they w.....

9-Feb-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Beating the blockade

The United Naga Council’s blockade along Manipur’s lifelines will not end. Whatever the cause of the disagreement among those negotiating a truce, this is unfortunate. There are certain things simply not done even in war, but Manipur, it seems has no qual.....

8-Feb-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Honest discourse

Fashion catches on and spreads, and in this global era, surprisingly fast too. The latest and hottest in the malls of New York, Paris or London, would almost simultaneously have become the rage everywhere in the world, including in the crammed up tiny box.....

7-Feb-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Past haunts Nagaland

The unseemly social unrest in Nagaland over 33 per cent reservation for women in urban local bodies again raises the question of to what extent customary laws can be pushed at the cost of their anachronism leading to dangerous social friction, undermining.....

6-Feb-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

The Machiavellian

In the run-up to state assembly elections, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has finally cracked the whip on the deeply entrenched state bureaucracy, although it remains to be seen whether the recent shakedown in district administrators and district .....

3-Feb-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Random Items 

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

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

Posthumous honour for Kanhailal

IMPHAL | Feb 20 Theatre legend of Manipur, Hesinam Kanhailal, who is also the founder and director of Kalakshetra Manipur, was posthumously honored with the prestigious Ammannur puraskaram instituted by Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academi, department of cult.....

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

4 withdraws nomination 

IMPHAL | Feb 20 Four candidates have withdrawn their candidatures on the last date of withdrawal for the first phase of the ensuing 11th state assembly election, to be held on March 8. The candidates are one each from Lilong, Wangjing Tentha, Jiribam a.....

21-Feb-2017 | Press Release | 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

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

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

Two days seminar at MU

IMPHAL | Feb 20 Two days seminar on North East India since 1947 under society, polity and economy with reference to the state of Manipur began today at Committee Room, Vice Chancellor’s Office, Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal. The seminar was orga.....

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

11 candidates in Chandel and Tengnoupal

IMPHAL | Feb 20 Eleven candidates are in poll fray in 41-Chandel and 42-Tengnoupal ACs with the withdrawal of candidature by an independent candidate namely KB Kothang in Tengnoupal AC on the last day of withdrawal of candidature today. Earlier, seven c.....

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

No Kangla meeting for BJP

IMPHAL | Feb 20 The proposed political convention of the BJP inside the premises of Kangla, which is to be addressed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi this month, has been relocated to a different venue following complaint by PRJA to the election commi.....

21-Feb-2017 | Press Release | 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

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