Monday, 23 January 2017

Editorials 

Resolving conflicts

The blockade along two national highways which serve as the lifelines of Manipur is now nearing the completion of three months. Yet there is no sign the problem is nearing a resolution. Of late there have been speculations of a tripartite summit between t.....

23-Jan-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Talks and venue

A few questions have come to the fore in the recent endeavour to engage United Naga Council (UNC) and the state government in a dialogue. First, what is there to talk about in the issue of lifting the economic blockade which has been in force since Novemb.....

20-Jan-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

History and Past

As to how history has come to be considered an important legitimising factor for claims of nationhood can be seen in the frantic manner in which so many different communities are racing to “reconstruct” or in the jargon of many others, to “reclaim” their.....

19-Jan-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Election punditry

Just two and a half months away from the March elections to the Manipur Legislative Assembly, pundits are busy interpreting how the sorry state of affairs prevailing in Manipur at the moment following the UNC indefinite blockade along Manipur’s two lifeli.....

18-Jan-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Stereotyping conflict

Maybe it is a problem with human cognitive ability that events have to be first fitted into known paradigms before they can be comprehended. Indeed without the props of contextual backgrounds, it would be difficult, even impossible, to understand any give.....

17-Jan-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

What corruption kills

In one and a half months, the term of the current Assembly would have ended and a new government ushered in. In all likelihood the electoral mandate could end up giving the current government another leash of life, given the shape of political polarizatio.....

16-Jan-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

How do I live my life

How do I live my life? Am I and the society I live in, not existing in tandem? These are questions which sometimes crop up from time to time and one introspects. Sometimes, these thoughts come as the situation of the State which we live in is unique in it.....

14-Jan-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Patriarchy’s Gate Keepers

In a hyperbolic way, there is so much similarity between insurgency and the feminist movement and for that matter other related notions such as patriarchy. They are all, in a profound sense, “a state of mind” first and then only a temporal presence. That .....

10-Jan-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

End blockade, talks later

It is rather strange that there are still some people who speak as if there is some rationale behind the ongoing UNC sponsored economic blockade on the national highways of Manipur. Everyone or every group has right to air its grievances or objections to .....

13-Jan-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Patronising the Arts

Their importance generally passes unnoticed. But without the various academies of performing arts, some state sponsored and most private efforts, the apex organisation of which is the Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, JNMDA, it is anybody’s guess ho.....

12-Jan-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Give versus get

India today has some of the richest men in the world. Yet, India is still starved of charitable funds from which organized social work groups can draw from. Most of them therefore have to look for funds from private charitable trusts and foundations in th.....

11-Jan-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Legacies and way of life

Legacies shape life and therefore creating legacies is a serious enterprise especially in the public sphere. This truism is no better illustrated than in an article in a London journal some time ago on how bureaucracies live on forever and that a preceden.....

9-Jan-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

A legend passes away

Throughout history, Manipur had its share of giants among men and Professor Gangumei Kamei is one them. The renowned historian has left us for his heavenly abode, but his legacy will remain forever among us through his ideas and books. His tenure at the J.....

6-Jan-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Cat on hot tin roof

The dates for the Manipur elections together with those of four other states have been announced. It does seem now there will be no President’s Rule in the state ahead of the elections as so many have been speculating or wishing, and indeed as the rumour .....

5-Jan-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Ignored by district debates

In the myriad discussions on the controversy of the Manipur Government’s recent creation of seven new districts, there is one deafening silence among those slamming the government’s move as sinister and supposedly calculated to divide the Nagas for electo.....

3-Jan-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Random Items 

No doctors at Nungba CHC

By Daniel Kamei TAMENGLONG | Jan 22 Absence of doctors in the hill districts is not a new phenomenon. It is the same in the case of the Community Health Centre (CHC) at Nungba in Noney district. Although a few doctors are posted at CHC Nungba none atte.....

23-Jan-2017 | Correspondent | 0 Comments

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.....

23-Jan-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

UTLA chairman shot

CCPUR | Jan 22 The chairman of United Tribal Liberation Army (UTLA) was shot at by armed miscreants this evening in Churachandpur district. Sources said the UTLA chairman, Lamtingsei @ Ishrel(40)s/o Letkhosei of Tollen village shot by 2 gunmen while ret.....

23-Jan-2017 | Correspondent | 0 Comments

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 .....

23-Jan-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

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.....

23-Jan-2017 | Agency | 0 Comments

Lokeshore blames Centre

IMPHAL | Jan 22 Speaker of Manipur Legislative assembly Th Lokeshore has laid the blame for the continuation of UNC economic blockade to the central government. He was speaking during a one day political conference of Heingang Block Mahila Congress Comm.....

23-Jan-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

PRJA session

IMPHAL | Jan 22 The Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) has conducted a public meeting with the elders and youths of Yumnam Leikai and Sinam Leikai today at Malem Ima Community Hall, Thangmeiband Yumnam Leikai, Imphal. PRJA convenor Erendro L.....

23-Jan-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Wanton killing decried, many warn 24 hour general strike

KANGPOKPI | Jan 22 Taking strong exception of the prevalence of wanton killings by anti social elements in the state, Kuki Inpi Kangpokpi District including Kuki Students’ Organization Kangpokpi District and Kuki Women Union Kangpokpi District decry such.....

23-Jan-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

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.....

23-Jan-2017 | Press Release | 0 Comments

BJP list likely today

IMPHAL | Jan 22 BJP is likely to release the names of its candidates for the upcoming assembly elections on Monday evening. According to a source, the names of 31 candidates will be announced officially. The remaining candidates of the party will be mo.....

23-Jan-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

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.....

23-Jan-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

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 .....

23-Jan-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

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