In Laos and South East Asian countries..CM bats for people to people connectivity

Imphal, August 09 2017: DIPR): Chief Minister N Biren Singh stressed on promoting people to people connectivity between Manipur and Laos during his meetings with different Ministers of the country yesterday. At their capital Vientiane, the Chief Minister had separate meetings with Prime Minister’s Office Minister Alunkeo, Commerce and Industry Minister Khemmani Pholsena and Information, […]

Similarities between Manipur and ASEAN region stressed ; CM hardsells potentials of State at Laos

Imphal, August 07 2017: Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that Manipur shares close affinity in terms of culture, customs and food habits with the ASEAN region. The Chief Minister underlined this while addressing the 25th anniversary of the ASEAN-India Dialogue Partnership at Vientiane (Laos PDR) today. The celebration was jointly organised by ASEAN India […]

Why India gave Myanmar’s military chief ‘king’s treatment’

Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing recently concluded an eight-day trip to India, a visit aimed at strengthening defence and security cooperation between the two nations. What is notable about the visit is how New Delhi rolled out the red carpet for the general, drawing China’s close attention. The military chief began his […]

Why India gave Myanmar’s military chief ‘king’s treatment’

Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing recently concluded an eight-day trip to India, a visit aimed at strengthening defence and security cooperation between the two nations. What is notable about the visit is how New Delhi rolled out the red carpet for the general, drawing China’s close attention. The military chief began his […]

Militarising a place of learning AR camp in MU campus

Giving a new dimension to the understanding of militarising a place, to borrow a phrase which has been used extensively by some Naga student organisations and Naga civil society organisations. How else does one explain the rationale of opening an Assam Rifles camp plumb inside the campus of Manipur University ? Take note, the Assam […]

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 […]