Sunday, 30 April 2017

Editorials 

The sewage project

It is not only the Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren but his ministers and parliamentary secretaries are also spewing out policy statements and giving assurances left and right. The other day, the minister in charge of the Public Health Engineering Departm.....

28-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Create livelihood avenues

The new BJP-led government do seem like men in a hurry, out to prove they are change-makers and nothing of the old staid mould that their predecessor Congress government were. They have coined new attractive catchy phrases like “go to hills” and “erase co.....

27-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

No normalising rape

There are certain crimes which are by every sense of the word mala fide in intent, and rape is one of these. You can kill someone without intending to or even by mistake, but surely you cannot rape a woman without intending to or by mistake. Rape is the r.....

26-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Exorcise misogyny

The news of the gang-rape of two schoolgirls by six of seven young ruffians on Cheiraoba day was shocking not only because of the blatant audacity of the rapists, but also because it was unprecedented. According to news reports, the girls were with their .....

25-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Remembering defeat

It was a pivotal event in the history of Manipur, but one, it must be added in retrospect, destined to happen. It was a time when the British were solidly consolidating their empire, 34 years after it had conclusively dismantled and discontinued another e.....

24-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Khongjom Battle Debate

Controversy over Khongjom battle has resurfaced with the coming of the month of April. The contestation is on the date of the battle. April 23 or April 25? Some historians as well as independent researchers, including a few social activists have contended.....

22-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

CM’s announcements

Nongthombam Biren is surely an ambitious man. No one would have thought he would become the Chief Minister of the state in the prime of his political career. As luck would have it, he turned out to be the most experienced politician among the elected BJP.....

21-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

How valour dies

Manipur today is ceasing to live. On an incremental basis, it is simply learning to be content with merely existing. Much like the state of the post-World War II German army as described by an article in the International Herald Tribune, the international.....

20-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Defection politics

It is not at all unusual anywhere for politicians to change their party affiliations. In fact there are those who believe this is in keeping with the exercise of an individual’s fundamental freedom to dissent which gives democracy its unique meaning and p.....

19-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

MU obscured

It is really unfortunate that the Manipur University did not even figure in the top 100 universities in India in the recently announced list by the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India. Manipur’s other universities, with perhaps the exception .....

18-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Slow down, be steady

Although the sensational news of the health minister, Langpoklakpam Jayentakumar Singh, resigning came as a big shock, it must be said that it was not to the same extent, a surprise. Nobody was expecting differences to show up this early when the new BJP-.....

17-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

The AFSPA plea

One cannot simply comprehend the necessity of the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) or its special powers among the civil population. The central government has recently approached the Supreme Court for review of 2016 decision to do away w.....

14-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Liberals on back foot

There is something interesting about the current popular notion of leadership throughout the world. This trend was seen coming almost a decade ago in a worldwide poll conducted by WorldPublicOpinion.org managed by the University of Maryland’s Program on I.....

13-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

The Tawang trail

The Dalai Lama’s visit to Tawang has once again brought the Tibet question to the fore. Indeed, Tibet today has come to be China’s 50 year itch. Although Mao’s People’s Liberation Army overran this vast and largely barren land in 1949-1951 it was not unti.....

12-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

New govt, new challenges

From all appearances, the new BJP led coalition government in the state is taking the best advantage of the incumbency fatigue the people are in of the just ousted Congress government. Just a little over a month in power, the new chief minsiter, N. Biren .....

11-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Random Items 

People’s participation needed in governance: Letpao

IMPHAL | Apr 29 “Every action of the government is your business and every single penny spent by the government is your money. The government belongs to the people,” IFCD and YAS minister Letpao Haokip said and urged the people not to hesitate to take th.....

30-Apr-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

State observes world veterinary day

IMPHAL | Apr 29 As observed in India and around the globe, the state also observed `The World Veterinary Day- 2017` on the theme,``Antimicrobial Registance- From Awareness to Action`` at the auditorium of Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Gate, here today. The o.....

30-Apr-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Look Good on the Go-Essential Summer travel tips from beauty diva Shahnaz Husain for Cool Journey

By Ms Shahnaz Husain Time flies when you're having fun with kids , friends and family members on hills and beaches during summer holiday, right? The summer vacations are just around the corner and you must be planning holidays in cool atmosphere in beac.....

30-Apr-2017 | IFP Articles | 0 Comments

IFC minister inspects Pumlenpat

IMPHAL | Apr 29 IFCD minister Letpao Haokip along with MLA of Hiyanglam AC Dr Radheshyam Yumnam today inspected Pumlenpat and Khoidumpat to assess feasibility of constructing water channel there. According to a release Radheshyam said that vast tract .....

30-Apr-2017 | Press Release | 0 Comments

AITUC to observe May Day

IMPHAL | Apr 29 The All India Trade Union Congress, Manipur will be observing the 127th May Day Celebration on May 1, from 1:00 pm at GM Hall Imphal. A release said the observation will be attended by E Tombi Singh, deputy Labour commissioner, governmen.....

30-Apr-2017 | Press Release | 0 Comments

Jayantakumar assures better health services for Moreh

IMPHAL | Apr 29 State Health minister, L Jayantakumar Singh has assured overall development in health sector especially for border town Moreh in a reception cum interaction programme with the civil voluntary organisations of Moreh at Trade Centre, Moreh .....

30-Apr-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

MSF cries foul

IMPHAL | Apr 29 Manipur Students’ Federation (MSF) has demanded the state government and Education minister to investigate the unlawful recruitment of 38 posts including one under secretary of the Council of Higher Secondary Education, COSHEM without fol.....

30-Apr-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Statue of Raja Goukhothang unveiled

CHURACHANDPUR | Apr 29 The statue of the only chief among the descendent of Zo or Zo Suan, (L) Raja Goukhothang was unveiled at G Tonjang village which lies at the suburbs of proper Lamka town today. The unveiling function was attended by people of diff.....

30-Apr-2017 | Correspondent | 0 Comments

NSUI alleges mistakes in text book

IMPHAL | Apr 29 National Students Union of India (NSUI) has sought attention of Education Minister Th Radheshyam to the “wrong interpretation” of Manipur history in the CBSE class five text book titled “Mind Xpress” on page 32. In a press meet held at t.....

30-Apr-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

‘Lamlong Keithel a symbol of integrity’

IMPHAL | Apr 29 Th Shyamkumar, minister MAHUD, Town Planning, Forest & Environment, Horticulture and Soil Conservation today laid the foundation stone for the Khurai Lamlong Keithel (market place) at Lamlong Bazar. A release said attending the functio.....

30-Apr-2017 | Press Release | 0 Comments

JNMDA observes International Dance Day

IMPHAL | Apr 29 The Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy (JNMDA), Imphal celebrated the ‘International Dance Day’ at JNMDA Priyogopalsana auditorium. The day was celebrated throughout the world today as declared by the International Dance Council (IDC.....

30-Apr-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Promote tourism for better human relationship, says Dr Ranjan

UKHRUL | Apr 29 Consultative meeting for the successful conduct of Shirui Lily Festival was held at DRDA Hall, Ukhrul today. The consultative meeting was attended by Dr Sapam Rajan, parliamentary secretary Tourism, MLAs from Ukhrul district, ADC members.....

30-Apr-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

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