NE window to India’s Act East Policy : Swaraj

Imphal, June 22 2017: New Delhi, Jun 22 :India is working with ASEAN to evolve “regional security architecture” in the Asia Pacific with the aim of finding collaborative solutions to emerging and non-traditional challenges, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today . Discussing various aspects of Indias strategic partnership with the powerful bloc, Swaraj said […]

The ‘Post-Truth’ Of Globalisation: Finance Capitalism And The Naga Question

Published in Amelioration., the souvenir published on the occasion of the 27th General Conference of the Naga Students’ Federation, held from 30th May to 2nd June, 2017. Kohima. pp 26-27 Dr. Malem Ningthouja The Nagas, whose ‘aboriginal homeland’ is traced in the currently established administrative segments in North-East India and North-West Myanmar, are involved in […]

Biswajit holds talk to promote Indo-China trade relations

IMPHAL: Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industries Thongam Biswajit Singh called on Consul General of India, Sailas Thangal on Sunday and discussed ways to strengthen trade and economic ties between India and China. The minister and his accompanying officials met the Consul General at the latter’s Lin He Zhong Road official residence in Tianhe district, […]

NE Speakers call for AEP ministry

IMPHAL June 16: The two-day 16th North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference resolved and urged the government of India to take prompt action in order to accelerate the ‘Act East Policy’ in the right earnest, and in letter in spirit for all round development of the entire North Eastern region. The resolution also felt the […]

NE’s progress key to devt of nation: Sumitra

IMPHAL: Inaugurating the 16th North East Regional Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference (NERCPA-2017) at Manipur Legislative Assembly complex on Thursday, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that the North East is a window in the national efforts to connect with the East and South East Asia which is playing a vital role in the emergence of a resurgent Asia. Speaking as the chief guest on the […]

Mizoram wants open border, visa-free entry up to 60 km

“We do not know about our neighbouring states. But for us here in Mizoram, owing to our close ethnic ties, we would be happy if the earlier practice [60 km free zone and period of stay up 60 days instead of 72 hours] is restored,” CM Lal Thanhawla said. Unlike his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart, Mizoram […]

Hail International Workers’ Day

We would like to convey the message of International Workers’ Day. The workers’ day, as it is being organised in various parts of the globe, we take this opportunity on the 1st May 2017, to organise the labour of our land to stand in unity to building a collective strength. This occasion also exemplifies our […]

The Framework Agreement – A ticking time bomb?

Samarjit Kambam It’s true. Manipur, the small daughter state of India has been decapitated bit by bit, just like an animal in a slaughterhouse. Firstly, the first Prime Minister of India Pt Jawaharlal Nehru gave away the naturally resourceful Kabaw Valley to Burma including the Ningthi Turel, a bountiful river in terms of precious elements […]

Congress has failed: Vikheho

Nagaland Roads & Bridges Minister, Vikheho Swu said the people in Manipur need a stable, people sensitive and a visionary government, but unfortunately the Congress government has failed to prove its commitment in spite of decades of its rule in Manipur and also in the entire country. Vikheho said the people of Ukhrul district are […]

Modi didn’t do homework properly, says Ibobi CM points at ‘UNC-NSCN(IM)-PM’ nexus

IMPHAL, Feb 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim that the ongoing economic blockade would be lifted on March 13 and the people of Manipur would be able to celebrate Yaoshang festival without any shadow of economic blockade provided BJP is elected to power was a clear indication of the close nexus the Prime Minister has […]

Manipur needs BJP for speedy development : ArP CM

IMPHAL, Feb 19: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has stated that Manipur needs a BJP Government in order to make the benefits of all welfare schemes and development projects accessible to all sections of people including those at the grassroots level. Pema Khandu said this while speaking at the flag hoisting ceremony of BJP […]

NE India, underdevelopment and increased budgetary allocation

Indeed it was good news. The Union Budget 2017-18 raised the total allocation for the eight Northeastern States from Rs 32180 crore in 2016-17 to Rs 43245 crore. Correspondingly, the budget allocation for the Ministry of DoNER has also been hiked from Rs 2524.42 crore to Rs 2682.45 crore. While many have lauded the Union […]

MEA reluctant, Act East Policy did not benefit Northeast: GK Pillai

Pillai said there was a “great reluctance” in that ministry to open up the Northeast. The Act East Policy had not really benefited the Northeastern region and every single action taken after changing its name from ‘Look East Policy’ had remained only on paper, former union home secretary GK Pillai said here on Saturday. He […]

Time has come for deliverance of Nagas : Anthony Ningkhan Shimray Naga integration still on the radar of NSCN (IM)

Ukhrul, Dec 7 : Senior NSCN (IM) leader, Lt Gen Anthony Ningkhan Shimray has categorically stated that Nagas would be free from Indian political domination and added that the 70 years of struggle of the Nagas will be politically resolved soon. Anthony Ningkhan Shimray who was imprisoned for more than 5 years in Tihar jail […]

Rs 294 lakh granted to Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research, JMI for research and upgradation

The North Eastern Council (NEC) has sanctioned a grant of Rs 294 lakh for the upgradation of the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (CNESPR) in Jamia Millia Islamia under an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two sides. The Shillong-based NEC, which comes under the Ministry of Development of North East […]

Congress losing supremacy in Manipur

Assembly elections in Manipur are due early next year. The term of the present Assembly ends on March 18, 2017. The Election Commission has announced that polls in Manipur will be held shortly after the Union budget is presented on February 1. The Congress has been in power in Manipur for the last ten years. […]

Development as Security

The relevance of the “Look East Policy”  now “Act East Policy” can also be seen very much as India reassessing its security concerns vis-a-vis the Northeast. The government’s seriousness in taking this policy forward, and without skirting the Northeast, therefore will also be a measure of how much the Union has changed its attitude towards the […]

NE stalls Act East Policy

IANS New Delhi, Jul 24 :Even as poor road connectivity in India’s North East continues to stall the Government’s ‘Act East Policy’, the State-run company mandated to improve this crucial infrastructure will barely manage 7.5 per cent of its target by 2019, official data shows. According to its updated work status, the National Highway Infrastructure Development […]

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‘Manipur leading in IT in NE region’

Imphal,  Jul 22 (DIPR): Manipur is one of the leading States in the North East in IT sector, said PK Singh, Commissioner (IT). He was addressing a press conference organized by DIPR at its office complex today. He stated that IT Department is equipping and encouraging local IT professionals and IT entrepreneurs by giving them incentives, training […]

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Railway network and highways in landlocked NE

It is long overdue. Of course, we are talking about improving transport infrastructure and connectivity in the North East region. For too long, the North East region has been isolated not because of its mountainous terrain but on account of geo-political considerations. Policy planners and decision makers sitting in the power corridors of New Delhi […]

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