Mapithel dam controversy : Forest perspectives

Jajo Themson Introduction : Almost all the development interventions especially mega projects interweave dimensional devastation of forest and its resources. There is intrinsic relationship between Forest and indigenous people in terms of social & cultural and economic that sustains their survival throughout different stages of their life. Nature produces the grass we use to feed […]

Coming out against party hopping :: Ibobi bang on target

Coming out strongly against party hopping and former Chief Minister O Ibobi must surely know what he was talking about when he lashed out at politicians who have been party hopping, especially after the recent Assembly election result was announced. Just take a look at the statistics after the result of the recent Assembly election […]

Roveinai Poumai First Naga lady pilot from Manipur

Imphal, August 21 2017: She is flying high, she is reaching for the sky – these are not just mere phrases but they are actually true for Roveinai Poumai, the first Naga lady pilot from Manipur. It is indeed a proud moment for the Naga people of Manipur and Nagaland to get their first lady pilot […]

TR Zeliang bats for inclusiveness in final pact

Dimapur, August 21 2017: Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has expressed hope that the Government of India would work out a formula for “inclusiveness” and that all “stakeholders” would be taken into account before signing of the final Framework Agreement, according to the Nagaland Chief Minister’s Office. TR Zeliang said this during his meeting with […]

Banking with SBI at Somsai, an ordeal for Ukhrul denizens

Ukhrul, August 21 2017: To thousands of customers/clients who bank with the SBI in Ukhrul going to and fro to the bank and return can be an ordeal as the bank is located within the 27 AR campus at Somsai and the people have to face numerous inconveniences of going to the high security area. […]

KSA calls 48 hrs bandh from Aug 23

Imphal, August 21 2017: Alleging harsh actions by the State Government against its volunteers and the students demanding protection of the indigenous people, the Kangleipak Students Association (KSA) has called a 48 hour State wide bandh from midnight of August 23 till midnight of August 25. A press release issued by the president of KSA, […]

Manipur youth drowns in Delhi’s lake

New Delhi, August 21 2017: A youth out on a morning walk with his friends drowned at Hauz Khas lake after allegedly jumping into take a dip. The 21-year-old named Horthan had come to Delhi from Manipur last month in search of a job. Delhi Police said they are probing if it is a case […]

Less than 6 pc villages have access to potable water

Imphal, August 21 2017: Notwithstanding the ambitious target set by the State Government to ensure that all households have access to potable water by 2022, only 166 villages/habitations out of the total 2870 have access to reliable potable water supply facilities till now. Given this sorry figure which has been compounded by financial constraints and […]

Nagaland: Neiphiu Rio assigning himself as Interim President and now President of the NPF party as a mockery and to confuse the people

Office of the 8th Western Angami A/C Naga people’s Front, Kohima Nagaland. Kohima, Aug 21: The DAN Chairman, Kuzholuzo Nienu MLA on Monday categorically termed Neiphiu Rio assigning himself as Interim President and now President of the NPF party as just a mockery and to confuse the people. He said that in any Christian Church, […]

A selfie a day without editor keeps the fear away

Birkarnelzelzit Thiyam It’s indeed the ultimate truth for if you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. When someone makes their bed as soon as they wake up, they feel a little pride in them for completing a task which gives them the excitement to follow the next. Try completing small […]

Students, agitation and symptomatic treatment

Close on the heels of the news report that Meitei Mayek text books for BA Manipuri course are not yet available even though academic session for the same course has already commenced, the State today celebrates Manipuri Language Day in commemoration of the day when Manipuri language was included in the 8th schedule of the […]

NE insurgency reduced by 75 pc: Rajnath

Lucknow, August 20 2017: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the terror funding issues and naxalism, the Northeast region has witnessed 75% and 40% fall respectively in both the areas. “The NIA has successfully emerged as a credible agency since its inception in 2009.This is […]

Three arrested while trying to cut Impact TV optical fibre cable line

Imphal, August 20 2017: Police personnel of Kwakeithel outpost, arrested three individuals while they were cutting the optical fibre cable line of Impact TV at Kwakeithel Akham Leikai along Tiddim road. According to information culled from the spot, as per a complaint lodged by the local cable operator of Impact TV regarding the frequent cutting […]

AMCTA to observe ‘Black Day’ on August 22 against non-implementation of 7th pay scale

Imphal, August 20 2017: Extending solidarity to the call of All India Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisation (AIFUCTO) to protest the inordinate delay in implementation of 7th UGC Pay Review Committee which is pending before the Central Cabinet, All Manipur College Teachers’ Association (AMCTA) will be observing ‘Black Day’ on August 22 . […]

Nungthaang Tampak becomes first 100 per cent computer literate village in the State

CCpur, August 20 2017: With the conclusion of one month free computer course at Nungthaang Tampak village, Churachandpur district, the village has emerged as the ‘100 per cent computer literate’ not only in the State but in the whole North East, reports our correspondent . The closing day of the computer course was held at […]

Sitharaman promises TIES at Imphal airport

Imphal, August 20 2017: Stating that Manipur would be the gateway to South East Asia once the Act East Policy is put into practice, Union Commerce and Industry Minister (independent charge) Nirmala Sitharaman has promised Rs nine crore for development of Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) at Imphal airport . She was speaking at […]

Nagaland: Cabinet Meeeting held today at the residential Office of the CM

The Cabinet today discussed matters related to Urban Local Bodies Election and decided to sanction an amount of Rs. 60 Lakhs for construction of a memorial monolith at Old Secretariat, Kohima as requested by Nagaland Tribes Action Committee (NTAC). A Committee to review the Nagaland Municipal Act, 2002 was also constituted with Temjen Toy, Additional […]

Political Messiah in Nagaland

A Political Messiah Has Come to Nagaland! Going through the Rejoinder issued by the Chief Minister’s Office in response to the Media & Press Bureau of the NPF this morning, one is convinced that a brand new Messiah has arrived in our midst to tell us that we Nagas have been living in ignorance, groping […]