The human torch and AFSPA

One may call it sheer coincidence or perfect synchronization. Whereas the State of Manipur has been commemorating the painful but heroic death of Pebam Chittaranjan, then just 28 year old who self immolated demanding complete repeal of the infamous Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act or AFSPA 1958 from Manipur, there is a news report which […]

Assam, Manipur can now decide on AFSPA

Home Ministry to give up its power The Union Home Ministry is set to give up its power to impose the ‘disturbed areas’ tag on Assam and Manipur, both ruled by the BJP. The move effectively means it will be the States’ decision to either continue the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) or revoke […]

Sport university : Promises kept but corruption?

Free Thinker This is great news for all of us to know the fact that the National Sports University Bill has been introduced in Parliament on 10th August 2017; though inadvertently it was reported that the Bill was introduced during Zero Hour in Lok Sabha. Please remember that government Bills cannot be introduced in Zero […]

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 […]

Framework Agreement need not be disclosed now : CIC

New Delhi, May 29 :The Central Information Commission (CIC) has allowed the Union Home Ministry to withhold information about a 2015 peace accord between the Centre and the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland. RTI activist Venkatesh Nayak had sought details of the “Framework Agreement” between the Government of India and the Nationalist Socialist Council of […]

No more talks with Naga Council if blockade continues: Govt

New Delhi: The Centre is unlikely to hold fresh round of talks with a Naga group spearheading the economic blockade in poll-bound Manipur for over three months now, after no breakthrough was achieved in two rounds of meetings with the stakeholders to resolve the crises. The National Highway number 2 (NH 2) is blocked there […]

DCs asked to put up price list of essential items

IMPHAL, Jan 10 : With the stock of rice in the State depleting fast in the face of the economic blockade imposed by United Naga Council (UNC), the State Government has asked all the Deputy Commissioners to put up the price list of all essential commodities. In this regard, a joint meeting was held between […]

GMPC awaits MHA’s response

IMPHAL, Jan 7: The Goodwill Mission for Peaceful Co-existence (GMPC) is waiting for a positive response from the Union Home Ministry to hold tripartite talks at Delhi in order to bring a peaceful solution to the issue of the UNC’s ongoing economic blockade. Speaking to media persons at Ima Keithel Number 1 today, GMPC convenor […]

Union Home Ministry submits report to EC on Manipur

New Delhi, Jan 3 :Ahead of the Assembly polls in Manipur, the Union Home Ministry today submitted a report to the Election Commission about the prevailing “grave” situation in the State where normal life has been crippled following blockade of a key highway. In its report to the EC, the Union Home Ministry has conveyed […]

AFSPA in Nagaland extended for six months

The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has been extended for another six months in Nagaland. “The Union home ministry, in a notification on December 30, extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958, in the entire area of Nagaland for another six months,” a Nagaland home department official said. The notification issued by the […]

Ambush with a difference Time to stop selective silence

This is not the first time that policemen have been ambushed. More than certain that this will not be the last either. What however sets apart the two attacks on the policemen along Imphal-Moreh stretch of the National Highway is the timing of the attack. Would do good for all to acknowledge the ground reality […]

Strongly worded statement Blockade and counter blockade

It looks much more than just a co-incidence. One day after the NSCN (IM) came out strongly against the decision of the State Government to create seven new districts, blockade supporters opened fire at goods laden vehicles at two places and injured a driver and the helper of another driver. Significant to note too that […]

Nagaland Post: New Delhi asks Manipur for report on killing of former militants

Union Home Ministry has sought a report from the Manipur government on the recent killings of former insurgents in the state who had joined the national mainstream. According to informed sources, the central government is concerned that these killings may derail the peace process in the state. In the latest incident, Hmar National Army Chairman […]

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