The mental equation

Times are a changing- as everything ought to. Stuffs that were not even dreamt about are becoming devices and gadgets for everyday use. The pace of development and inventions is increasing at a dizzying pace and in an unbelievably complex manner. Every…

Times are a changing- as everything ought to. Stuffs that were not even dreamt about are becoming devices and gadgets for everyday use. The pace of development and inventions is increasing at a dizzying pace and in an unbelievably complex manner. Every single gene in the human body can be identified, isolated and manipulated. Electricity […]

Timber banned but no ban on firewood and planks movement : Is it justified ?

In December 1996, the Supreme Court of India made a landmark ruling after hearing a civil writ petition (TN Godavarman vs. the Union of India and others) with regard to tree felling, the SC verdict on the case included an interim order prohibiting logg…

In December 1996, the Supreme Court of India made a landmark ruling after hearing a civil writ petition (TN Godavarman vs. the Union of India and others) with regard to tree felling, the SC verdict on the case included an interim order prohibiting logging without government permission. The ban on the transportation of timber is […]

Timber banned but no ban on firewood and planks movement : Is it justified ?

In December 1996, the Supreme Court of India made a landmark ruling after hearing a civil writ petition (TN Godavarman vs. the Union of India and others) with regard to tree felling, the SC verdict on the case included an interim order prohibiting logg…

In December 1996, the Supreme Court of India made a landmark ruling after hearing a civil writ petition (TN Godavarman vs. the Union of India and others) with regard to tree felling, the SC verdict on the case included an interim order prohibiting logging without government permission. The ban on the transportation of timber is […]

Awaiting – a light at the end of the tunnel

Man, having the ability to judge and to arrange for alternatives, have taken the shortest road to development and progress. The unique gift of mental superiority over every living creature on the planet is what enables him to dominate and distinguish h…

Man, having the ability to judge and to arrange for alternatives, have taken the shortest road to development and progress. The unique gift of mental superiority over every living creature on the planet is what enables him to dominate and distinguish himself from every other creature inspite of the frailties and physical shortcomings. We take […]

Back to violence

Violence it seems is back in Manipur in all its different shades. The blast yesterday at Koirengei not far from the gate of the BSF base on the tarmac of the old abandoned Koirengei WWII airport, announced this in the most terrifying way. Two BJP troop…

Violence it seems is back in Manipur in all its different shades. The blast yesterday at Koirengei not far from the gate of the BSF base on the tarmac of the old abandoned Koirengei WWII airport, announced this in the most terrifying way. Two BJP troopers and three civilians were injured in the IED attack, […]

RIP Tamo Khelen: You will be always in our heart

It is natural – if you are born you will have to die one day. Thousands are born every day and thousands died each days. Among the people die everyday – few are remembered for the kind of service they provided for the people and humanity. Their n…

It is natural – if you are born you will have to die one day. Thousands are born every day and thousands died each days. Among the people die everyday – few are remembered for the kind of service they provided for the people and humanity. Their names are engraved to the heart of every […]

Issues of women’s rights should be a priority

The world today celebrates International Women’s day under the theme ‘PressForProgress’. The day is being celebrated across the world to show respect to the women community and also to uplift them from the crunch of the male dominated society. It is al…

The world today celebrates International Women’s day under the theme ‘PressForProgress’. The day is being celebrated across the world to show respect to the women community and also to uplift them from the crunch of the male dominated society. It is also celebrated to acknowledge the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across […]

Terribly wrong outburst from SC Time for SIT to pull up socks

Strong words indeed and take note, these words came not from any quarter but from the Supreme Court of India. Undoubtedly the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the CBI must have squirmed in its seat when the Supreme Court came out with the tongue lashing for not properly investigating the alleged extra-judicial killings by the […]

Strong words indeed and take note, these words came not from any quarter but from the Supreme Court of India. Undoubtedly the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the CBI must have squirmed in its seat when the Supreme Court came out with the tongue lashing for not properly investigating the alleged extra-judicial killings by the […]

Truth and reconciliation

It is more than clear now that a timely and satisfactory resolution of the case of 1528 fake encounter killings in Manipur in counterinsurgency operations by the Army, Police and Central Paramilitary Forces, is not going to be easy. Inspite of two stiff directives from the Supreme Court to lodge First Information Reports, FIRs, on […]

It is more than clear now that a timely and satisfactory resolution of the case of 1528 fake encounter killings in Manipur in counterinsurgency operations by the Army, Police and Central Paramilitary Forces, is not going to be easy. Inspite of two stiff directives from the Supreme Court to lodge First Information Reports, FIRs, on […]

Are our women safe?

Breaking the gloomy and dark atmosphere of increasing crimes against women hovering over our society, a bright silver lining has appeared with the concerns shown by every stakeholders committed for the rights of the women. Even new legislations passed in the last few years definitely deter the perpetrators and make life safer for women. However, […]

Breaking the gloomy and dark atmosphere of increasing crimes against women hovering over our society, a bright silver lining has appeared with the concerns shown by every stakeholders committed for the rights of the women. Even new legislations passed in the last few years definitely deter the perpetrators and make life safer for women. However, […]

Be a leader of the people, as you were chosen by them

The way the Members of the Legislative Assembly utilize the Local Area Development Fund in their respective assembly constituency is somewhat skeptical to the people. Not only this time but from time to time LAPDF has always been utilized for political benefits by almost all MLAs. Few handed over the LADF to a committee so […]

The way the Members of the Legislative Assembly utilize the Local Area Development Fund in their respective assembly constituency is somewhat skeptical to the people. Not only this time but from time to time LAPDF has always been utilized for political benefits by almost all MLAs. Few handed over the LADF to a committee so […]

The media draws the line : You can’t fool the people all the time

The question we need to ask the government is how committed is the new government and its council of ministers ? How different will the BJP –led coalition government be than the last one ? For example, let us take the forest minister Th Shyamkumar trying to curb timber smuggling. Shyamkumar usually takes a media […]

The question we need to ask the government is how committed is the new government and its council of ministers ? How different will the BJP –led coalition government be than the last one ? For example, let us take the forest minister Th Shyamkumar trying to curb timber smuggling. Shyamkumar usually takes a media […]

Rejecting boycott/bandh call Delivering a point

The stage is set. Nagaland will go to polls on February 27, as scheduled by the Election Commission of India. In other words the boycott call rung out by the Core Committee of Nagaland Tribal Hohos and Civil Organisations (CCNTHCO) has failed to cut ice with the people, best exemplified by the rejection of the […]

The stage is set. Nagaland will go to polls on February 27, as scheduled by the Election Commission of India. In other words the boycott call rung out by the Core Committee of Nagaland Tribal Hohos and Civil Organisations (CCNTHCO) has failed to cut ice with the people, best exemplified by the rejection of the […]

Nagaland BJP in a fix Catch-22 situation

Nobody would want to be in the shoes of the Nagaland unit of the BJP right now. And not something unexpected. With the Central unit of the BJP saying yes to the upcoming Assembly polls in Nagaland, the State unit of the same party is in a fix, refraining from issuing the party ticket to […]

Nobody would want to be in the shoes of the Nagaland unit of the BJP right now. And not something unexpected. With the Central unit of the BJP saying yes to the upcoming Assembly polls in Nagaland, the State unit of the same party is in a fix, refraining from issuing the party ticket to […]

Educating the educators

In a move that promises to alleviate the quality of education in the State, the training program of untrained elementary teachers was formally launched with the Chief Minister lighting the auspicious lamp to commemorate the occasion. Various initiatives and incentives taken up by the ministry of education such as the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and […]

In a move that promises to alleviate the quality of education in the State, the training program of untrained elementary teachers was formally launched with the Chief Minister lighting the auspicious lamp to commemorate the occasion. Various initiatives and incentives taken up by the ministry of education such as the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and […]

Heading for a 1998 repeat ? Call from CSOs, pol parties

No political party will file nominations in accordance with the wishes of the people. This was the Core Committee of Nagaland Tribal Hohos and Civil Organisations (CCNTHCO). Solution is about future of the Nagas whereas election is about the Indian Constitution. This was Rh Raising senior NSCN (IM) leader and convenor of the Steering Committee, […]

No political party will file nominations in accordance with the wishes of the people. This was the Core Committee of Nagaland Tribal Hohos and Civil Organisations (CCNTHCO). Solution is about future of the Nagas whereas election is about the Indian Constitution. This was Rh Raising senior NSCN (IM) leader and convenor of the Steering Committee, […]

Manipur state now 46

Only the test of fire makes fine steel. Manipur is undergoing such a test at the moment. If it withstands this test we have no doubt a greater Manipur will be the result. The need of the hour however is to negotiate the fire we are in the midst of, for as much as it […]

Only the test of fire makes fine steel. Manipur is undergoing such a test at the moment. If it withstands this test we have no doubt a greater Manipur will be the result. The need of the hour however is to negotiate the fire we are in the midst of, for as much as it […]

Is the Health Directorate not happy with CMHT?

In his maiden speech, on occasion of the 46th Statehood Day celebrated at 1st MR Ground, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh had categorically stated that there seems to be some element who does not want to see the good image of his government which is completing one year in March 15 this year. N. Biren Singh was […]

In his maiden speech, on occasion of the 46th Statehood Day celebrated at 1st MR Ground, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh had categorically stated that there seems to be some element who does not want to see the good image of his government which is completing one year in March 15 this year. N. Biren Singh was […]

Highlighting stand to Rajnath Singh Biren right on track

Chief Minister N Biren is on track. This is the way to go about it. That is lay down the interests of the State before the Central leaders without beating around the bush, in so far as the ongoing peace talk with the NSCN (IM) is concerned. And when one says the interests of the […]

Chief Minister N Biren is on track. This is the way to go about it. That is lay down the interests of the State before the Central leaders without beating around the bush, in so far as the ongoing peace talk with the NSCN (IM) is concerned. And when one says the interests of the […]

The Killer and Res Judicata : Let the SC decide

It was a moment of dread and yet excitement that I felt within. In front of me sat Thounaojam Herojit, head constable of Manipur police, he had revealed that he had killed a person in cold blood and wanted me to report it. That was sometime back in 2016 January. Ahead lay the daunting task […]

It was a moment of dread and yet excitement that I felt within. In front of me sat Thounaojam Herojit, head constable of Manipur police, he had revealed that he had killed a person in cold blood and wanted me to report it. That was sometime back in 2016 January. Ahead lay the daunting task […]