Hardselling oneself : Not a bad idea 100 days of BJP led Govt

It should be obvious to all. 100 days in office and the BJP is holding nothing back to publicise what it deems are the achievements of the BJP led Government here in Manipur. Just how seriously it has taken the task to be in the limelight can be easily gauged from the manner in which […]

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 […]

Making NFSA meaningful : Inject life into MSF

No doubt about it. In as much as the National Food Security Act is about the efforts of the Government to ensure that people belonging to eligible households get the right to receive food grains at subsidised rates under the Targeted Public Distribution System, it stands that the State Food Commission, set up all over […]

Noting the SOS from the DC of Kpi Lifelines of Manipur

The Government should take note of the missive from the Deputy Commissioner of Kangpokpi. Or else Manipur will see yet another spell of her lifeline being cut off, this time not by any CSO but from the failure to heed the warning alert sounded by its man from Kangpokpi. It has always been like this, […]

Treating patients with a human touch Respect the level of trust

In urging doctors to treat people with a human touch, Chief Minister N Biren was literally underlining the point that haughtiness and impoliteness should have no place on a doctor’s profile. It also stand that patients should reciprocate and respect the sanctity of the relationship that exists between the doctor and his or her patients […]

Let Biren build the Noah’s Ark

Now , the State is in a predicament. Decades back, it was experienced that the rains need to continue for nearly a week to make the belly of the rivers rise and later announce that the waters are flowing at a danger level.At present, flash floods are wrecking havoc. The public residing near the river […]

Create the right ambience for the kids : Onus should be on all

It is encouraging to see so many personalities coming forward to felicitate the young students who have excelled in the just announced Class X and Class XII examinations conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur, Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur and the Central Board of Secondary Education. This is good for it is […]

Crucial period for parents/guardians : Posers while choosing next course

The current period is crucial. This is particularly true for parents whose children have just passed the Class X and Class XII examinations. Comparatively speaking the situation will be lighter for parents whose children have just passed the Class X standard, for they do not necessarily need to look beyond Manipur for their children to continue their […]

Need for a strong Congress Giving teeth to the Opposition

The barely three months old BJP led coalition Government seems to be right on track and it has to be admitted that the recently held Shirui Lily Festival, Barak Festival, Hill People’s Day held on the 10th of every month and the Meeyamgi Numit held on the 15th of every month have gone down well […]

Fabindia stocks Manipuri textiles

Manipuri textiles are being retailed in Fabindia. The brand recently purchased textiles worth Rs 14 lakhs from weavers in Manipur. In order to ensure quality products that appeal to customers across the country, two Delhi-based designers provided training to the local weavers to help them understand market demand. Although in Manipur, many households are associated […]

Fabindia stocks Manipuri textiles

Manipuri textiles are being retailed in Fabindia. The brand recently purchased textiles worth Rs 14 lakhs from weavers in Manipur. In order to ensure quality products that appeal to customers across the country, two Delhi-based designers provided training to the local weavers to help them understand market demand. Although in Manipur, many households are associated […]

Created for administrative convenience

Created on December 8, 2016. All will obviously remember the bad days that followed the announcement of the then Congress Government here to create seven new districts which the United Naga Council dubbed as ‘anti-Naga’ and clamped the four months long economic blockade literally crippling the life of the public, particularly the people of the […]

Responsibility of the vast array of choices Burden and responsibility

The choices are immense and obviously good for the young students. However like everything else, nothing should be taken at face value and it is here that parents, guardians, elders of the family and yes the young students themselves need to be very, very careful while choosing the institution of their choice as well as […]

Defeating the spirt of 10th Schedule Renegade Congress MLAs

Defeating the spirit and essence of the 10th Schedule of the Constitution of India. The BJP led Government here is certainly going great guns, particularly in reaching out to the hills, but a look at its composition should give food for thought to everyone. The BJP did the right thing in going along with the […]

Freebies galore for winners Competition among schools

It is that time of the year again and with the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur and Board of Secondary Education, Manipur, announcing the results of the Class XII and Class X examinations respectively, educational institutes have gone to town, highlighting the performance of their students. Not a bad thing at all, and intrinsic […]

No justice at all in mob justice Taking law into one’s hand

Mob uprising. The other term mob justice is a sort of a misnomer, for there is nothing that remotely resembles justice when a mob takes the law into its own hand and lynches someone or destroys the properties of a suspect. Manipur is not new to such ugly incidents happening in the past and there […]

Food for thought for Class X students Not the end, just the start

This is for all the students who may be disappointed with their results in the just announced HSLC examination. This is not the end of the road, but the beginning. As with so many aspects of life, not everything will measure up to one’s expectations and it is the ability to take the shortcomings and […]

Banning bandh/blockade

Ban bandh and blockade. Declare them illegal. Fix responsibilities on the sponsors and organisers of such bandhs and blockades and if convicted, bar them from getting employment with the Government and any other benefits of the numerous schemes floated by the Government. Plus initiate criminal proceedings against them. This is perfectly in line with the […]

BJP central to numerous current issues Beef ban to NTC’s stand

Beef ban or the ban on the sale of cattle to slaughter houses, PMUY to be launched on June 5 in the State, the decision of the State Government to enact a new law to ban bandh and blockade, the Naga Tribes Council (NTC) urging the Centre to spell out the details of the Framework […]

Banning sale of cattle to slaughter houses The beef politics

Technically the BJP may not yet have gone to the extent of banning beef consumption but in effect it has taken the first step towards this end. How else does one explain the move of the BJP led Central Government to ban the sale of cattle to the slaughter house ? A crafty move, one […]