Scientists reveal the relationship between sugar, cancer

WASHINGTON: A nine-year joint research project conducted by VIB, KU Leuven and VUB has led to a crucial breakthrough in cancer research. Scientists have clarified how the Warburg effect, a phenomenon in which cancer cells rapidly break down sugars, stimulates tumor growth. This discovery provides evidence for a positive correlation between sugar and cancer, which […]

NGOs and rural development in Manipur

Dr NC Shanta Non – Governmental Organisations (NGOs) are non profit voluntary organizations formed by a group of people with an objective to render certain services to the people. A very popular definition is also given by Willets (2006) which defines an NGO as “an independent voluntary association of people acting together on a continuous […]

Confluence of the Past and the Present “Merger Agreement” and Manipur Question

Angomcha Bimol Akoijam Sitting in the backyard of the Redlands Rajbari Residence, as Shri M. Anandamohan and Shri S. Gaurahari looked at the crimson skyline of Shillong, they could poignantly sense the uncanny confluence of the tidings of an impending night and the historical moment that marked the end of an era in the life […]

Natural skin glow for Diwali Natural skin glow for

Shahnaiz Husain The festive season is here again. Diwali, “row of lamps” is just around the corner. Most of the women go busy for cleaning, shopping, decorating and lighting houses to celebrate the festival of lights with complete feasts and festivities. The newly wed and youngsters go crazy looking for trendy and fashionable ideas to […]

Biased national media

Samarjit Kambam Six times Mr World, three times Mr Asia, 12 times Mr India and champions in innumerable national body building championships – herculean achievements, achievements which are meant for superhumans only, not for mere mortals and still remaining as a non-entity in mainland India. In a fast developing country like India, one of the […]

Chemistry Nobel Prize -2017: The revolution towards ‘Seeing is Believing’

Prof Homendra Naorem It is only natural for humans to be visual-centric which led to the foundation of the perception of ‘Seeing is Believing’. Given a choice, everyone would prefer to be in front of a TV set than to tune in a radio! Because seeing is not only believing but also helps in shaping […]

Agri-volatic – A prominent Technology for boosting additional agricultural income under Manipur condition

Yumnam Jekender Singh, RK Tiwari & SK Chauhan There is power production of 58303.35 MW from renewable energy sources in the country. The solar energy production is 13114.85 MW in the country. The nation has target of 100 gigawatt solar energy production by 2022. For this target (100 GW), there will be need of Rs […]

Observation of World Mental Health Day

Dr N Heramani Singh Introduction: The World Health Organization recognizes World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. The day provides an opportunity “for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide”. This […]

Can’t the Brow Antlered deer be saved from extinction?

Dr AK Chishti The Brow Antlered Deer or Sangai as known locally is a very rare and beautiful subspecies found only in Manipur. Its antler and biological niche are really unique. Unfortunately, however its beauty has become its own enemy. Hunters, whose passion for killing, dies hard, never spared this charming animal. Because of this, […]

Agri-voltaic system : Potential green energy technology for Manipur

Yumnam Jekender Singh & RK Tiwari There is power production of 58303.35 MW from renewable energy sources in the country. The solar energy production is 13114.85 MW in the country. The nation has a target of 100 gigawatt solar energy production by 2022. For this target (100 GW), there will be need of Rs 5 […]

Foot care tips for beautiful and happy feet

Shahnaz Husain Hectic schedules and long working hours leave you with cracked heels and soiled nails during winter months. While every women wish soft, smooth and silky feet as a baby but visiting fancy salons for pedicures and foot spas means investing time and money which is beyond reach of common families. Although we dream […]

Foot care tips for beautiful and happy feet

Shahnaz Husain Hectic schedules and long working hours leave you with cracked heels and soiled nails during winter months. While every women wish soft, smooth and silky feet as a baby but visiting fancy salons for pedicures and foot spas means investing time and money which is beyond reach of common families. Although we dream […]

Which one should precede – ILPS or ST status demand ?

Samarjit Kambam Now that the Manipur State Commission for Scheduled Tribe (MSCST) is in the process of examining, conduct studies and submit recommendations to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs on the grant of ST status to Meiteis, the Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee of Manipur (STDCM) has achieved one milestone thereby rekindling the people’s hope. Many […]

Which one should precede – ILPS or ST status demand ?

Samarjit Kambam Now that the Manipur State Commission for Scheduled Tribe (MSCST) is in the process of examining, conduct studies and submit recommendations to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs on the grant of ST status to Meiteis, the Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee of Manipur (STDCM) has achieved one milestone thereby rekindling the people’s hope. Many […]

Geo-politics and role of skill development in India’s Act East Policy,

Lairenjam Niranjan Singh The ancient Holy Puya of Meitei (Holy Book of Meetei) predicted “Nongpok Thong Hangani”, which means “The eastern gate will open”. This prediction in the Holy Puya could not have been more true when the Government of India formulated ‘Look-East Policy’ initiated by Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao (1991-1996) and rigorously pursued […]

Chauvinist winds over India

Radha Kumar The response to the Rohingya crisis is just one of many manifestations of a growing gracelessness Recent debates, whether over refugees, the right to dissent, or gender violence, suggest that India is becoming a nation devoid of compassion for those who are persecuted even to the point of murder. Are we such a […]

FIFA U-17 : A milestone for NE football

Kamal Baruah Come October 6, India Under-17 team will rub shoulders with their contemporaries on the word stage after months of rigorous training and exposure trips abroad in Mexico, Chile, and Colombia under Portuguese coach Norton de Matos. It is the first time that India is hosting a FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) biennial event […]

Time is not a healer but a washing powder made in China

Birkarnelzelzit Thiyam Winter is knocking at your lockless door, but what you thought to do in summer is not even completed yet. How many seasons passed? How many days went disappointed? How many times you went back to sleep with a dream of doing something different the next day but you wake up doing the […]

Win the hearts if not the FIFA Cup

Free Thinker During my childhood days and before the advent of television (1982, Asian Games) in Manipur, we used to play football in a very localized and haphazard manner in our local playgrounds. It is both amusing and nostalgic to remember the soccer jargons we uttered in those days. Those were extremely hilarious and chuckle […]

Flood prevention and mitigation should be all through the season

Ninglun Hanghal India is highly vulnerable to floods. Floods cause huge loss of lives and damage to livelihood systems, property, infrastructure and public utilities. In north-east India, particularly in Assam and Manipur as soon as monsoon sets in, it is immediately followed by floods. Every year floods continue to ravages the region. Each year the […]