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Manipur civil society questions, Sharmila is in pain

Manipur civil society questions, Sharmila is in pain

IMPHAL: While Manipur’s star activist against army excesses, Irom Sharmila Chanu  calls Manipur the Indian ‘Gaza strip’ civil society in Manipur isn’t quite ready to accept the army version of…

Whispers amid shouts of Victory, Manipur people in pain

Whispers amid shouts of Victory, Manipur people in pain

Did a section of Home Ministry officials and a section of military intelligence provoke the sudden outbreak of violence in the North eastern states, including the deadly Manipur killing? In…

Manipur attack kills hopes for AFSPA removal

Manipur attack kills hopes for AFSPA removal

Imphal: In Manipur, after more than 30 years, the Indian army is at the receiving end of forceful militant attacks. In a replay of the Ukhrul attack in the early…

Manipur Kids appeal to PM: remove AFSPA!

Manipur Kids appeal to PM: remove AFSPA!

More than 3,000 schoolchildren from Manipur have sent postcards to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to repeal the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) scrapped in Manipur. “…We…

Three TMC MLAs join BJP in Manipur

Three TMC MLAs join BJP in Manipur

Imphal: Three disqualified Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs joined BJP on Sunday and announced of fighting the ruling Congress in the yet to be decided mid-term polls. Their entry came a…

AFSPA to go from Tripura, Manipur may follow!

AFSPA to go from Tripura, Manipur may follow!

AGARTALA (Tripura) and IMPHAL (Manipur) – The day is not far when Iron lady Irom Sharmila may finally stop her decades long hunger strike. Two significant developments took place on…

Baptists celebrate 100 years of Rongmei Ministry

Baptists celebrate 100 years of Rongmei Ministry

IMPHAL, MANIPUR – The Baptist Church in Imphal is celebrating its centenary . Over 10,000 Rongmei tribesmen living across the Northeastern region and abroad have arrived at the Rongmei Naga…

Banks paralysed in Manipur

Banks paralysed in Manipur

IMPHAL: – Services in public sector banks in Manipur were paralysed as the employees joined the nationwide four-day relay strike being observed by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU)…

No rains, Dry rivers, Imphal thirsty…

No rains, Dry rivers,  Imphal thirsty…

IMPHAL– March 22 was World Water Day. Manipur’s capital, Imphal,  survives on water transported via tanker. With the drying up of the major rivers in Manipur, Imphal residents have begun to…

Let Northeast Bloom: Rahul G

Let Northeast Bloom: Rahul G

WANGJING (MANIPUR): Rahul Gandhi, retracing grandma Indira Gandhi’s steps across the Northeast, promised development in the region and made a valid point: no person from the Northeast should ever face…

Will Manipur Muslims hand their votes to Congress?

Will Manipur Muslims hand their votes to Congress?

IMPHAL: It’s fairly obvious to whom the bulk of Muslim votes from Manipur will go. Five Manipuri Muslim organizations urged political parties to incorporate certain provisions for the welfare of the…

Manipur tribal students shut down NH: shortages soar

Manipur tribal students shut down NH: shortages soar

Yet another ‘indefinite’ economic blockade on  land-locked Manipur. Spurning the offer for talks, the All Tribal Students Union Manipur (ATSUM) launched the protest from midnight on Saturday. ATSUM finance secretary…

Manipur starts talking on Naga issue

Manipur starts talking on Naga issue

Imphal: Will there be a solution to the ethnic Nagas within Manipur question? The first round of political-level talks among Naga organisations, the Manipur government and the Union home ministry…

Manipur to preserve its Polo Ponies

Manipur to preserve its Polo Ponies

IMPHAL: The Manipur Government has earmarked a portion of land at Heingang in Imphal East district for the protection and preservation of the endangered Manipuri ponies. This was announced by…

Manipur’s Sangai festival goes international

Manipur’s Sangai festival goes international

IMPHAL– VIPS from Burma, China and Thailand are slated to visit Manipur’s Sangai Festival which begins today [Thursday] and lasts till the end of November. The Manipur Government is all…

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