Assam’s first transgender judge compelled to vote as ‘male’ voter

Assam’s first transgender judge, Swati Bidhan Baruah, said she could not vote as a third gender voter but had to identify as a male voter because of the insensitivity of poll officials.

State struggles to wriggle out of poverty chart

In 2018, India happily lost the distinction of being the country with the largest number of poor. The number of people living in extreme poverty (less than $1.9 a day) has been falling fast. Presently 21.92 per cent of population lives below the poverty line.

FIR lodged against MLA Meghachandra

An FIR has been lodged at Lamlai police station against Wangkhem assembly constituency MLA K Meghachandra in connection with his alleged misconduct near 7/40 polling station on the polling day of Inner Manipur parliamentary constituency on April 18.

Three arrested for intimidating voters

Three youths have been arrested by Lamlai police on Sunday on the charge of unauthorised possession of gun and displaying the same to intimidate people of Chalou and Pungdongbam areas in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections for Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency as well as after votes were cast.

Congress releases plan on national security

Congress on Sunday released its plan on national security which emphasises on five key issues - assuming India's rightful place in global affairs, securing the neighbourhood, internal security, protecting people and strengthening capabilities.

Ballot system better option for democracy: MPP candidate

Y Jugindro, who contested the just concluded Lok Sabha election in Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency on Manipur People’s Party (MPP) ticket, has stated that use of ballot paper system in elections would give more meaning to democracy, considering instances of proxy voting, other electoral malpractices reported during voting on Thursday and widespread malfunctioning of the electronic voting machines (EVMs).

BJP agent petitions ECI for re-poll in 220 PSs

Election agent of BJP candidate in Outer Manipur parliamentary constituency for the 17th Lok Sabha election has approached the Election Commission of India (ECI) with the request for excluding votes cast in 220 polling stations in Senapati district during the first phase election from the counting process. In a written complaint lodged in this regard,

Drug traffickers from state held in Nagaland

Two Manipuri drug traffickers have been arrested along with 900 grams of brown sugar and four live rounds of ammunition in Khuzuma in Nagaland,

NE meet takes anti-CAB resolutions

Several civil society organisations of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura have joined hands together in organising The North East People’s Conference 2019 at City Convention Centre, Palace Compound here on Tuesday.

PM to campaign in state on Apr 7, Amit Apr 5

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to visit the state on April 7 to begin the campaign of BJP in the state for election to the Outer and Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituencies scheduled to be held on April 11 and 18 respectively.

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Facts and rhetoric

With a view to garner maximum votes, candidates and their supporters were saying things which normally they would not have done. Truth is the victims and it is very difficult for the voters to even identify what are the facts and what are the fictions in all these jumbles.

Industrial sector in North East

Challenges and future possibilities in the context of India’s Act East Policy


India has accorded high priority to India’s Look East Policy. GOI’s interest in the countries to its east is evident from the fact that it has undergone a paradigm shift in policy and is moving away from “Look East” approach to “Act East” mode. India is not merely ‘Looking East’ but is now ‘Acting East’, thus, revising the title to ‘India’s Act-East Policy’.

Daniel Joseph Levitin

Eminent American-Canadian Neuroscientist, Cognitive Psychologist, Musician, Record Producer and Writer

There are great scientists. There are equally famous artists. But as, C P Snow famously said, the two cultures usually don't meet, i.e. the scientific and the artistic worlds don't intersect.

Industrial Policy Resolution # 4

Apart from socialising the means of production in strategic areas, public sector provides a countervailing power to the growth of large houses and large enterprises in the private sector.

Laonard Mlodinow

Eminent American Theoretical Physicist, Screenwriter and Popular Science Writer

There are great scientists. There are equally famous artists. But as, C P Snow famously said, the two cultures usually don't meet, i.e. the scientific and the artistic worlds don't intersect.

Sean M.Carroll

Eminent American Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, Astrophysicist and Popular Science Writer

There are great scientists. There are equally famous artists. But as, C P Snow famously said, the two cultures usually don't meet, i.e. the scientific and the artistic worlds don't intersect.

Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 and Northeast India

On the eve of Lok Sabha elections, 2019, the whole of North East region comprising Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura are trembled by the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 by Lok Sabha on January 8, 2019.

Of Beliefs and Superstitions

“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” -BERTRAND RUSSEL

When we were small elders told us that a cat crossing our passing path brought bad luck. We were asked to take a few steps backward to avoid bad luck.

Industrial Policy Statement 1977 #2

Creation of District Industries Centres

Small Scale Industries: The emphasis of industrial policy so far has been mainly on large industries neglecting small, cottage and small scale industries completely relegating small industries to make a minor role.

Everyone claiming credit CAB for failing to table in Parliament

At last the government failed to table the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Rajya Sabha and people burst out in euphoria. After the news came in that the Government failed to table the Bill;

Interim Budget: A small reflection


The interim union budget for 2019-20, placed in parliament by interim finance minister Piyush Goyal on February 1, has not demonstratively tried to address the major fundamental development problems of the NER.

Sean B.Carroll

Eminent American Evolutionary Developmental Biologist, Educator, and Popular Science Writer

There are great scientists. There are equally famous artists. But as, C P Snow famously said, the two cultures usually don't meet, i.e. the scientific and the artistic worlds don't intersect.

Our Youth off to Greener Pastures!

Ningthoukhkongjam Sabita

There was a time when one could count on the fingers of one hand the number of Manipuris who either worked or had settled abroad. These persons commanded great respect from their fellows because they were considered to possess unique qualities and successful in their chosen fields.

School teachers Vs Private tutors

There is nothing new or strange about parents hiring private tutors to help their children with their studies as they reach secondary or senior secondary level which parents consider a critical stage in their children’s career.

Assam NRC: Gogoi’s suggestions and the way forward in a complex issue

People who do not get enrolled in the National Register for Citizens (NRC) in Assam for lack of proof should not be detained in camps like those deemed foreigners by the state’s Foreigners Tribunals -- but they should have truncated rights: Former Assam’s Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi did not state this expressly, but as much could be inferred from his suggestions at an interaction with the media at the national capital earlier in the week.

New Dimension in Indo-Myanmar relations

Indo-Myanmar relations are turning to a new dimension to strengthen exponentially, based on the spurt in bilateral discussion and agreement in the recent past. Increasing connectivity, trade and infrastructure investment and greater security, co-operation with South – East Asia are core aims of India’s Act East Policy.

A memoir -an encomium to my parents -I

We are sailing in the vast ocean with a clapped-out ship. With each sail we made, an inch of water is seeping in, and threatening as there is the certainty that it could bring the whole vessel down into the fathomless sea along with the lives in it. Yet, we never stop sailing until we reach the shore.


Lessons to learn from Assam’s NRC

IT is a matter of serious concern that the state government’s initiatives to adopt a policy for upholding interest of the people of Manipur continue to face roadblocks as is evident from objections raised by certain section of the society comprising both the indigenes and new settlers while the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) has been made public as a part of the Assam government’s move to chaff out the infiltrators from the natives.

Elections 2019: Will it be the end of road for Narendra Modi?


In the run up to the 2014 General Elections, almost all national TV channels were showing waves of people chanting, after the call of Narendra modi, then BJP’s prime ministerial candidate “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”.

CAG report on MSPDCL inefficiency

IT would be gross injustice to those consumers who are footing electricity bills in case failure of the Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited (MSPDCL) to recover pending dues becomes the reason for denial of regular power supply.

Where do we the Meiteis head to?

The other day around less than a fortnight from now, Cleanliness Drive Programme on the patterns of the much- hyped Narendra Modi-thought, ‘Swatch Bharat Abhiyan’, was performed in and around Singjamei Bazar areas.

Evolution of Meetei state- Emergence of Nongda Lairen Pakhangba

Meitei (Meetei) are the children of Nongda Lairen Pakhangba, a Naga who was a Tai and Laisna, the youngest sister of Poireiton, a Chin-Kuki tribe who belongs to the Old Kuki group belonging to the Tibeto-Burman group of Mongoloid race. Meitei is also an element of Old Kukis.

Kshetri Bengoon eviction a ploy to deflect attention


Controversy has erupted over the State government decision to evict a village at Kshetri Bengoon Awang Ching in Imphal east district. According to the statement made by the state government the village comprising 72 houses in all had to be evicted as it falls within Reserve Forest areas and Chief Minister Nongthomban Biren Singh himself made a statement that there was no communal or one-sided intent in the steps taken up by the state government under the guidance of State Forest Department.

Food Safety and Standards Act


Maintaining the food quality levels in order to ensure safety and providing satisfaction to every consumer is the aim of every Food Business Operator.

Do miracles play a role in football too?


The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘miracle’ as, inter-alia, ‘marvel’ or ‘phenomenon’ or ‘prodigy’. Its adjective form is defined as ‘superhuman’ or ‘supernatural’, among others.

History repeats itself and the history says Germany always had problem in Russia

It is often says that history has the habit of repeating itself and this time it has come in such a timing that millions of football lovers are left in complete shock and confusion.

Can yoga make the cut for Olympics?


On a day when yoga is having to jostle for mind space with a hugely popular sporting event like the FIFA World Cup, many fans of the ancient regimen are seriously dreaming up for a world cup of their own. Are they getting too carried away by the euphoria around of the 4th International Day of Yoga? Or is it a case of trusting yoga's extreme versatility to adapt itself to the demands of the time?


The Arbitration Act

The Arbitration Act governs arbitration in India, including, typically, statutory arbitrations. The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration 1985 is the basis for the Arbitration Act. 

On some aspects of governance-II


Prime Minister Narendra Modi often talks about his government’s commitment to providing a transparent and accountable administration which works for the betterment and welfare of the common citizen.

Remembering My Father

On Sunday, ( June 17) I came across a number of touching messages written by my friends in memory of their fathers on social media. They expressed their love and gratitude to their fathers for what they had done for them. Perhaps they did not express how much they loved and cared for him when he was alive. I have always said we do not express our love and care for our parents or children.

Mission: 2019 Parliamentary elections


2019 Parliamentary elections are just one year away. Can the BJP repeat its 2014 magic this time around or would it fade away in the like manner of the Vajpayee regime during 1999-04?

How to practice Homoeopathy
(A tribute to Dr. Hahnemann, the founder of Homoeopathy on his 263rd birth anniversary)


Homoeopathy is a system of medicine discovered, practiced and promoted by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician of highest repute and a genius. It is medical system based on an infailable Law of Nature i.e. “Similia Similibus Curentur”, meaning similar is cured by similar. Dr. Hahnemann described Homoeopathy as an Art of Healing gifted by the gracious nature to the suffering humanity.

Startup Manipur Guide Lines # 1
Support and Strengthen the Entrepreneurial Culture

The Vision: Make Manipur, one of the top Startup destinations in the North East by providing the most enabling ecosystems to support and nurture start-up entrepreneurship in the State.

People live on edge when Sangai Festival comes to the city

The annual Manipur Sangai Festival-2017 is just round the corner and the state government has already started its routine dusting and moping of all roads leading to main venue creating all sorts of nuisance to the commuters. In such a scenario, mending of potholes could be done peacefully during the night-time, but it is not happening.

Do our leaders follow what they preach?

The sound bytes of our leaders, including the head of the state, cajoling us to do this or that is deafening. But the question is; do they really follow what they preach? The readers of this article, it is hoped, will after going through it can arrive to their own conclusion.

Ground water management

Ground water is the water that seeps through rocks and soil and is stored below the ground. The rocks in which ground water is stored are called aquifers. Aquifers are typically made up of gravel, sand, sandstone or limestone. Water moves through these rocks because they have large connected spaces that make them permeable.

World Mental Health Day 2017- “Mental health in the workplace”


Stigma and discrimination in the workplace Stigma plays a negative role by decreasing the chances of people seeking proper diagnosis and treatment. According to a 2008 survey in Canada, just 50% of Canadians would tell friends or co-workers that they have a family member with a mental illness, compared to 72% who would discuss a diagnosis of cancer and 68% who would talk about a family member having diabetes.

India’s Sustainable Development Goal no 6 #1
Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

The Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation of the World Health Organisation and United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund as of 2012 states that in India 96.7 per cent in urban and 90.7 percent of rural population have access to improved water source which can be piped water into drilling, plot or yard; public tap/standpipe; tube well/ bore well; protected dug well; protected spring and rain water collection. India is poised to achieve universal improved water coverage by 2030.

Adim Pamei: An intending candidate of 11th Manipur Assembly Elections, 2017 for peace, progress, and development

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