Tuesday, 12 December 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 

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

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

Science meet to be held

IMPHAL | Apr 21 The Manipur Science and Technology Council, Imphal will be organising a five-day state level science festival under the banner “Science Meet 2017” from May 11 to 15 at National Institute of electronic and Information Technology, Akampat, .....

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

Reflect ethos of state in films: Dy CM

IMPHAL | Apr 21 Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar in his chief guest speech, today called upon the film enthusiasts to represent and reflect the ethos, philosophy and the dissolving values of our tradition and culture in the films, during the Cine Ar.....

22-Apr-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 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

Foundation Day observed

IMPHAL | Apr 21 The 48th Foundation Day of Manipuri Chanura Leisham Marup (Macha Leima) was observed today at its office today at Palace Compund, Imphal. A release said that the observance function was attended by its founder members, life members and m.....

22-Apr-2017 | Press Release | 0 Comments

Biren nod to adopt 7th pay

IMPHAL | Apr 21 A 15 member delegation comprising of Core Committee and Executive Committee members of Joint Administrative Council (JAC) of All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council (AMTUC) and All Manipur Govt. Employees’ Organisation (AMGEO) led by its presid.....

22-Apr-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 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

Tamenglong MGNREGS wages released

TAMENGLONG | Apr 21 With the release of wages of five days on March 31, Tamenglong district has achieved 24 day wages under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) for the year 2016-17. At village level, job card holders invo.....

22-Apr-2017 | Correspondent | 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

Results of health officials to be announced

IMPHAL | Apr 21 Appointment letters of selected candidates of medical health department, 2016 which includes ANM, GNM, multitasking and pharmacist would be announced soon by the BJP government. The statement was said by Marching, vice president of JAC f.....

22-Apr-2017 | Press Release | 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

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