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 […]

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 […]

Winners take it all : BJP on a roll Need a strong Congress/Opp

Winners take it all. And obviously the BJP is on a roll. The after effects of the 2014 Lok Sabha election continue to cast its shadow on Manipur and if the BJP managed to break the monopoly of the Congress and wrest power after a bitterly fought Assembly election recently, winning the Rajya Sabha election […]

Letting professionals run DIPR Keeping the people informed

No doubt about this. The Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) has changed for the better and one reason for this possibly could be the decision of the then Congress Government to make this department strictly professional. As the name itself suggests, the primary task of the DIPR should be about dissemination of information […]

First visible step to check corruption Take it to the highest level

Not that this will stop corruption. But this is perhaps the first visible sign of the State Government delivering a powerful statement that it is intent on pulling up those involved in corrupt practices. How successful the initiative of the Government is will depend on whether the Government has taken up this initiative with the […]

Shirui Lily Fest off to a grand start From village to State level

Yes, the first State level Shirui Lily Festival has got off to a grand start and all credits for this should obviously go to the State Flower, the BJP led State Government and the hospitality of the people of Ukhrul and Shirui village. No wonder, all roads today lead to Ukhrul district headquarters, Shirui village […]