Convention on Paite language begins

A 2-day long convention on Paite language began here at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound under the aegis of Sahitya Akademi, Sunday.

Ibobi incited blockade: UNC

Reacting to reports about chief minister O Ibobi Singh commenting that there are neither Nagas in Manipur nor do the land belong to any particular community, three former United Naga Council presidents contended that such irresponsible attitude and conduct of the CM is the root cause of the on-going economic blockade.

PPCM to launch stir against economic blockade

In protest against imposition of indefinite economic blockade along national highways of the state, Protection and Preservation Committee of Manipur (PPCM) is all set to launch a series of democratic agitations.

Delhi sit-in denounces blockade

In a unique style of conducting painting competition and for the first time in the state, participants of a painting competition held under the theme of ‘Free, fair and peaceful election’ stretched on from the northern gate of Kangla Fort's periphery to the southern gate of the sacred site on Sunday.

Local bodies speak up for Chandrakanta

Local bodies of Nambol Sambal Leikai have strongly refuted the allegations levelled by one Bisharup Sharma against Nambol Municipal Council (NMC) member S Chadndrakanta Singh of misusing Rs 3 lakh meant for construction of Nambol Area Development Organisation (NADO) Gym fencing as false and baseless.

Cash flow to normalise soon, says Urjit Patel

Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel on Friday is learnt to have said that cash flow in the country will normalise soon. Patel, according to sources, told this to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament while answering queries from the lawmakers on demonetisation and its impact.

Locals decide to retain revenue address

Locals of Langthabal Lep Makha Leikai have decided to retain the revenue address of the village. 

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Editorial

Sour in centre-state relations?

IT would not be wrong to assume that the continuous sparring between leaders of the Congress government in Manipur and the Union government headed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the protracted imposition of economic blockade has exposed souring relations between the Centre and the state.


Ill-treatment of sportspersons

FOR long sportspersons have been the saving grace for a restive state like Manipur and as such they deserve to get proper attention of the government in ensuring that the athletes get the best facility to hone their skills as well as accommodation and food supplements.


Tough talks, insipid measures

Amid the tempestuous mud-slinging involving Congress and BJP leaders, over who actually should make the first move for lifting the on-going economic blockade being enforced on the two lifelines of Manipur, reports about Union home minister Rajnath Singh meeting chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh at the national capital as well as advising Ibobi’s Nagaland counterpart TR Zeliang could be viewed as the Union government eventually acknowledging that Nagaland too could play a pivotal role in restoring normal transportation of essential goods to neighbouring Manipur.


Restive Manipur

Unlike those residing in Manipur, who have for long been longing to experience the true joy of living with calm, peace and tranquillity, people settled in disturbance-free states and cities have all the opportunities to compete with their global counter-parts in diverse fields as is evident from youths of Manipur leaving the strife-torn state in pursuit of higher education.


Significance of observing fuel conservation month

WITH limited sources of natural energy it will be wishful thinking that people of Manipur will not be affected by the global trend of rapid exhaustion of stock of conventional energy reserves.


Back to square one

RATHER than shouldering the responsibility and put in collective efforts to end the protracted economic blockade so that inconveniences being endured by the people of Manipur are eased, the siege laid on the two lifelines of Manipur seem to be the right ingredient for leaders of rival political organisations, particularly the ruling Congress and the BJP, to outdo each other in trading charges in the run up to the ensuing state assembly election.


Plight of Nagaland women

TAKING into account events unfolding in neighbouring Nagaland since announcement to conduct election to the urban local bodies, it needs no reminding that the objections raised against reservation of seats for women has brought direct confrontation between male-centric civil societies and tribe organisations with the state government in addition to ignoring plight of the women.


Omnipotent force enforcing blockade ?

IF the attack on the convoy of goods laden vehicles at Khumji village near Noney town had anything to do with the on-going economic blockade along the two national highways in Manipur sector, then the current stir is likely to create an undesired record of being the longest siege laid on the lifelines.


Manipur’s pride,neighbour’s envy

 National Youth Day, celebrated every year on January 12, and National Sports Day held on August 29 are two events which emphasise that youths are the most important asset of the country and that the nation’s future lies in their hands and activities.


Niggling issues devaluing human resource

 LANDLOCKED Manipur might be the only state where unwanted issues and incidents persist throughout the year.


Unreliable transporters

EVEN as reports have been published that one of the factors for the shortage of petroleum products in economic blockade-hit Manipur is due to the Indian Oil Corporation authority’s inability to utilise the service of maximum number of oil tankers ..............


Effective monitoring inevitable for a purposeful election

Notwithstanding varied dos and don’ts notified for the political organisations and their agents by the Election Commission of India in connection with the ensuing assembly polls, 


Time to trash tough postures

BY dismissing the United Naga Council’s denial that there is no nexus between the civil society organisation and the armed NSCN-IM, deputy chief minister and home in-charge Gaikhangam has yet again affirmed the stand of the Government of Manipur 



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