Thursday, 19 October 2017

Editorials 

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

Kafkaesque challenge

Of all the challenges that the new BJP-led government will have to face is the need to infuse health back into Manipur’s economy. It will help no one for it to simply shift the blame to the previous government, just as it did not help that government in t.....

10-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Kudos to ANSAM and AMMIK

Manipur is a diverse state in many ways, beside the unique flora and fauna, the myriad ethnic communities also bring with it their own agendas. Some of the set agendas are quite rational, however some are downright bordering to being asinine. Take for ex.....

8-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

And rains came

The recent downpour for six uninterrupted days in Manipur should be eye-opener for the city fathers of Imphal. The valley received the highest rainfall ever in 63 years and life virtually came to a halt. And the rainy season has not even started. Business.....

7-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Professional matters

Of the very few professions in Manipur which have gained a good measure of autonomy, the medical profession would probably be on top. This profession is prestigious as part of the government establishment, but it does not lose its shine even outside the g.....

6-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Chain reactions

The spiral of numerous ethnic insurrections in Manipur, often with one literally dove-tailing the other is evidence to the complicated nature of the issue in hand. It is not too rare to read reports by journalists and commentators from outside the state t.....

5-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Random Items 

Photography fellowship

IMPHAL | Apr 21 The senior photojournalist, Jinendra Maibam, son of Maibam Jiten and Maibam Memtombi Devi of Lalambung Takhellambam Leikai was selected for Fellowship of School of Fototechnik (FSoF) in the annual day function held yesterday at South Pate.....

22-Apr-2017 | Press Release | 0 Comments

CCpur police intensifies drive

CHURACHANDPUR | April 21 SP Rakesh Balwal assured that the effort of the police against drugs, alcohol and illegal marketing will continue. Talking to reporters the SP stressed that black marketers in Churachandpur have records of the seizure of 992 lit.....

22-Apr-2017 | Correspondent | 0 Comments

HSE answer scripts evaluation from tomorrow

IMPHAL | Apr 21 The Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur has informed that the evaluation work of answer scripts of the Higher Secondary Examination (HSE), 201 7 will be started from tomorrow. A release said a group discussion session of the a.....

22-Apr-2017 | Press Release | 0 Comments

CM Biren removes red beacon

IMPHAL | Apr 21 The Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren has stopped using the red beacon on his official car since yesterday. He directed the removal of the red beacons from his official vehicles along with other vehicles attached with him. The Union Cabi.....

22-Apr-2017 | Press Release | 0 Comments

EMRS students achieve gold in English Olympiad

KANGPOKPI | Apr 21 Four students of Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS), Gamnom Sapormeina, Kangpokpi district achieved another gold medal from Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF), India. Tinpilhing Haokip, Class X, daughter of (Late) Tongkholun Haoki.....

22-Apr-2017 | Correspondent | 0 Comments

Cases filed against six MLAs in High Court

?IMPHAL | Apr 21 Altogether, six separate cases have been filed against six sitting MLAs mostly from Congress with the High Court of Manipur. The cases were filed by different individuals alleging that the MLAs have used false affidavits while filing th.....

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

Let us help Mr Muivah sign an Agreement

By Sh. Ajit This is the Framework Agreement as revealed bythe Week, 23 April Edition. The content may be right or wrong. The Week may violate the game rules of politics in Naga world; the Government of India may or may not be happy as a party cannot kee.....

22-Apr-2017 | IFP Articles | 0 Comments

CM interacts with bureaucrats

IMPHAL| Apr 21 As a necessary step for good governance in the state, Manipur Chief Minister, Nongthongbam Biren Singh called upon civil servants of the state on its 12th National Civil Services observance day for periodic dialogue and interaction with le.....

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

India’s only pan flute maker creates right notes

IMPHAL | Apr 21 The Pan Pipes, a wind musical instrument indigenous to South America is now made in Manipur. Also known as Syrinx, the pan pipes is made of bamboo or reeds. Bhramacharimayum Kiranjit Sharma makes pan pipes along with other foreign wind in.....

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

Zillai condemns gangrape

IMPHAL | Apr 21 The office of the Vaiphei Students’ Association, general head quarter has strongly condemned the gangrape incident of the two school girls on April 14. A statement issued by the students body, said that the girls who were attending the C.....

22-Apr-2017 | Press Release | 0 Comments

4 cadres held of Kangpokpi case

IMPHAL | Apr 21 Four renegade cadres of Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA) were arrested today who were involved in firing at oil tankers at S Golai in between Kangpokpi and Changoubung last Tuesday. In relation to this a press meet was held at office of L M.....

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

Nemcha for action against rapists

CJM Noutuneshwari records statement of minor victim IMPHAL | Apr 21 Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister, Nemcha Kipgen strongly condemning the recent gang rape of two teenage girls on Cheiraoba evening, urged the authority concerned to take stringen.....

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

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