Home Guard stir to go on till Aug 15

Imphal, August 07 2017: Manipur Home Guard Employees’ Welfare Association has decided to carry on its ongoing hunger strike till August 15. Future course of agitation would be decided after I-Day if their demands, including enhancement of duty allowance, are not met. The Manipur Home Guard Employees’ Welfare Association decided this during a special general […]

Liezietsu wins by poll

Kohima, August 03 2017: Former Nagaland Chief Minister and ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) nominee Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu today won the by-poll to Northern Angami-I Assembly seat. Liezietsu, also NPF president, defeated his only rival, Independent candidate Kekhrie Yhome, by 3468 votes, Kohima Deputy Commissioner and Returning Officer Rajesh Soundararajan announced here. During the election […]

Privacy & private body parts

Free Thinker These days people in the town are talking about privacy and innocuous private parts like finger-prints, iris, body weights, body marks, length and size etc, while discussing the polemical issue of intrusive ‘Aadhaar’. The matter has been made so serious that it has reached the Federal Court, I mean Supreme Court. Some 9/10 […]

Privacy & private body parts

Free Thinker These days people in the town are talking about privacy and innocuous private parts like finger-prints, iris, body weights, body marks, length and size etc, while discussing the polemical issue of intrusive ‘Aadhaar’. The matter has been made so serious that it has reached the Federal Court, I mean Supreme Court. Some 9/10 […]

JNIMS doctor clarifies

Imphal, July 27 2017: Reacting to the allegation about the removal of kidney from one patient Elangbam (o) Esheihanbi of Hiyanglam in a operation related to stone case, Dr N Jitendra Singh, the surgeon who performed the operation today clarified that the kidney of the patient had to be removed as it (kidney) was severely infected […]

JNIMS doctor clarifies

Imphal, July 27 2017: Reacting to the allegation about the removal of kidney from one patient Elangbam (o) Esheihanbi of Hiyanglam in a operation related to stone case, Dr N Jitendra Singh, the surgeon who performed the operation today clarified that the kidney of the patient had to be removed as it (kidney) was severely infected […]

Mark tampering, irregularities in tabulation of MPSC exposed

Imphal, July 26: Some Candidates who had appeared in the Manipur Civil Service Combined competitive examination- 2016 conducted by the Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC) has exposed massive irregularities and mark tampering in the conduct of the examination. In some of the answer scripts procured from the MPSC, there were no signature of the examiners […]

Home Guard personnel hospitalised during agitation

Imphal, July 24 2017: A woman home guard personnel who was among the personnel who are on hunger strike at Home Guard Complex, Lamphelpat was taken to hospital today after her BP was found low . The home guard personnel have been demanding amongst others a raise in their salary . A large team of […]

Rabina, Sanjit death anniversary ‘Whose bullet killed Rabina still a mystery’

Imphal, July 23 2017: The 8th death anniversary of Thokchom Rabina and Chungkham Sanjit was observed today at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound under the aegis of the Working Committee of the Apunba Lup (WCAL) and the JAC Against the Brutal Killing of Th Rabina and Ch Sanjit . The death anniversary function was marked by […]

Will SC’s verdict on Manipur fake encounter killings force the Centre to rethink AFSPA?

Ipsita Chakravarty The Supreme Court’s July 14 judgement on alleged extrajudicial killings in Manipur takes an important institutional step. It recognises the presence of state violence in conflict areas. It also notes that the victims of such violence have no access to justice, which is a basic human right recognised by the Constitution. The public […]

Who is Ram Nath Kovind, India’s new President?

He first stepped into politics in 1994 when he was elected as a Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh. Ram Nath Kovind, who was voted in as India’s 14th President on Thursday, was a lawyer who practised in the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court for 16 years. The Dalit leader first stepped into […]

SC transfers road rage case to Gauhati HC

New Delhi, July 18 2017: The Supreme Court today transferred the appeal challenging the conviction of Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s son for lesser offence in a 2011 road rage case from Manipur to the Gauhati High Court . The apex Court also provided security cover of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to […]

Also nail those who gave the order : SC cracking the whip

Focus should be on those who gave the orders to kill, in addition to those personnel who were just following those instructions. Nobody would fault Executive Director of Human Rights Alert, Babloo Loitongbam for airing this line of thought more particularly in the aftermath of the explosive confession of former Head Constable of the Manipur […]

NEFIS welcomes Supreme Court Order directing CBI to conduct Investigation into cases of extra-judicial killings!

NEFIS Welcomes Supreme Court Order Directing CBI To Conduct Investigation Into Cases Of Extra-Judicial Killings! Stand Of Democratic Movement Against Afspa Vindicated! Scrapping Of Afspa By Central Govt. Next Logical Move! North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) welcomes the order of Supreme Court directing Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct inquiry into the cases of […]

Will extend assistance to SIT probing fake encounters : Biren Focus should be on those who gave the orders to kill, in addition to those personnel who were just following those instructions : Babloo

Imphal, July 15 2017: The Manipur Government will provide “necessary assistance” to a Special Investigating Team (SIT) set up the Supreme Court to probe extra-judicial killings and fake encounters by security forces in the insurgency-hit State, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said today . Welcoming the apex Court order setting up the SIT comprising five […]

Breaking: Supreme Court orders CBI probe into Manipur Encounter Killings

The Supreme Court today directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to constitute a 5-member team to probe into the Manipur Encounter killings. The Court also directed registration of FIRs in nearly 100 cases. The judgment was passed today by Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta. Background The case was filed in the Supreme Court […]

Nagaland: Representation submitted to the Governor of Nagaland by the Naga People’s Front Central, Youth Wing

At the outset, we wish to appreciate the concern and goodwill you have been showing to the Naga people and the people of the Northeast ever since you took over the gubernatorial post. Your numerous efforts to bring the Northeast into the national mainstream, and also to familiarise the people from the mainland with the […]

Manipur killings: Seeking justice for hundreds of ‘unlawful deaths’

Human rights activists in India – on behalf of the country’s Supreme Court – are investigating more than 1,500 alleged unlawful killings. Last year the court took the unprecedented step of empowering civilian investigators in the north-eastern state of Manipur where the Indian army and police have been fighting an insurgency for four decades. Later […]

No Aadhaar, no sops: Centre to SC

NEW DELHI, Jun 10 : The Centre has stood firm before the Supreme Court on mandatory Aadhaar enrolment by June 30 and said those without the UID number after the deadline would not be entitled to the benefits under social welfare schemes. It clarified that only those who could not register under Aadhaar by June […]

Road rage case : If you had a problem of lawyers why didn’t you take the case to the CJI of Manipur : SC

NEW DELHI, Jun 5 : The Supreme Court bench of Justice Deepak Guha decided not to pass an interim order regarding the alleged threat perception to the parents of the youth killed in a road rage in 2011 by Ajay Meitei, son of current Chief Minister N Biren Singh. The bench told the petitioner “If […]