India and China: From rivalry to enmity

If media reports on both sides of the Himalayas are any indication, China and India are literally standing on power kegs, ready to flex their military muscles at the slightest provocation from either side. Often it is said that there is no historical enmity between the two countries but there is a long standing rivalry between the world’s two most populous countries. Although the latest flash point was the Chinese attempt to construct a mountain road over Doklam plateau in western Bhutan which Bhutan protested and India intervened directly by sending troops, for quite some time, India and China have been eyeing each other warily.

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The district creation headache Conflicting interests

Roll back district creation decision. This is the United Naga Council and various Naga civil societies of Manipur. No roll back of district creation. This is the call from different CSOs of Kangpokpi district spearheaded by the Kuki Students’ Organisation, Kangpokpi. Caught in the middle is the BJP led Government.

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Viewing through one’s community The tragedy of Manipur

24 hours total shutdown called by the Kuki Students’ Organisation, Sadar Hills. A sit-in protest called by the National Sports University Haraothel Protection Committee and the Senjam Khunou and Senjam Chirang Joint Development Committee at the time the total shutdown was on. At centre of it all is the decision of the State Government to establish the National Sports University at Haraothel. The bone of contention is obviously the claim raised by the KSO and different Kuki civil society organisations that the proposed sports varsity has encroached on their ancestral land coupled with the fact that during an inspection tour of the site earmarked for the proposed sports varsity, Chief Minister N Biren had stated that there is no dispute over the varsity site.

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Cracking down on fraudulence Cracking down sale of vehicles

It may be just eight vehicles and the amount involved may be peanuts when compared to the bigger and more ‘lucrative’ scams that the State has seen but in cracking down on the auction of eight vehicles of Imphal Municipal Corporation, a message has been sent out. And the message is undoubtedly the presence of an Opposition which knows how to make the right noise.

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Overlooking one’s own Cabinet decision BJP cannot afford this

Meeyamgi Numit on the 15th of every month. Hill Leaders’ Day on the 10th of every month. Top this off with the announcement of State BJP vice president M Asnikumar that BJP leaders will visit will Assembly Constituencies of the State regularly for booth level interaction programmes and clearly the BJP is intent on not resting on the feat of having managed to clobber up a coalition Government here but is intent on reaching out to every section of the people.

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