About Resurgent Manipur

Resurgent Manipur is a group of citizens of and from Manipur who are concerned with the prevailing state of affairs in our state and thereby seeking a change towards a new and better Manipur wherein the people—as collective and individuals—can live with dignity and well-being.

Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill 101

By | June 3rd, 2017|Categories: Issues, Public Institution|

Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a comprehensive indirect tax on manufacture, sale and consumption of goods and services throughout India to replace taxes levied by the central and state governments. It was introduced as The Constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment) Act 2016, following the passage of Constitution 122nd Amendment Bill. The GST is governed [...]

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What is Khongjom Battle to Manipuris?

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: Essays, Issues|

by Prof. MC Arunkumar (The author is from the Department of Anthropology, Manipur University) Image: KanglaOnline Tirtha pumbadei athoibi, Meiteigi Khongjom tirthani Nilbir Shastri What is the relevance of remembering a defeated war which was fought one century ago? Why should one remember a defeated war of a nation today? One can think of [...]

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122nd Rank in the List of Cleanliness: Dirty Mind, Dirty Imphal

By | May 13th, 2017|Categories: Issues, News|

Pic: Edited from an original image by the Sangai Express Text courtesy: An editorial published by the Sangai Express on 9 May 2017 Point taken. This was not the main theme of his address at the centenary celebrations of voluntary organisation, Bharat Sevashram Sangha through video conferencing, but in stating that only Sikkim’s capital [...]

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Indo-Naga Peace Deal: A Report by ‘The Week’

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Issues, News, News Analysis|

Image: Kangla Online   In its latest issue, The Week (http://www.theweek.in) has done a cover story on the Indo-Naga Peace Deal—this includes interviews with the a few top leaders of the NSCN IM and Naga Hoho, exclusive details of the framework agreement and op-ed pieces on the road ahead for the governments of India [...]

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A Case of Nongthombam Biren in the Field

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: Essays, News, News Analysis|

This is a compilation of two write-ups by Amar Yumnam, professor and head of department of economics, Manipur University, which was published by the Imphal Free Press on 24 April and 10 April 2017. The Football Player Is Interesting: The Fast Dynamism is Good 24 April 2017 The new Chief Minister is an interesting person. The [...]

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The Tragedy of Manipur University

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Issues, News Analysis, Public Institution|

Manipur University Library (Pic: Herojit Th/Wikimedia Commons) People have been talking about quality education in Manipur for quite some time but it seems the discourse has been all style with no substance. In what seems to be an impatient move, CM Nongthombam Biren has even announced that the state government will introduce a policy [...]

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MLA Local Area Development Scheme – What We Must Know

By | March 31st, 2017|Categories: Constituency Monitor, Issues, Manipur Assembly Election 2017, Public Institution|

Newly elected members of the Manipur State Assembly takes oath in March 2017 (Image: PhualvaTimes) An Introduction to MLA Local Area Development Scheme by The Indian Iris (http://theindianiris.com) The government had introduced the MLA Local Area Development Scheme from 2000–01 making MLAs able to recommend small development works of capital nature. Under the scheme, [...]

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A Brief Timeline of the Manipur State Assembly

By | March 25th, 2017|Categories: Election Information, Public Institution|

Manipur Assembly Building / Pic: Bullu Raj/E-pao The first Manipur State Assembly was elected on adult franchise in July 1948 – the first of its kind in India. ‘The representative returnable from General, Hill and Mohammedan constituencies were in the ratios of 30:18:3 respectively with an additional two seats for the representatives of [...]

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Vox Populi: The Manipuri Style

By | March 24th, 2017|Categories: News|

A collection of opinions sourced from Manipur-based English newspapers and published after the Assembly Election 2017 Pic: Shankar Khangembam/E-pao   The New Chief Minister: His Strengths and Challenges by Amar Yumnam Imphal Free Press Manipur is facing a most critical phase in her evolutionary trajectory as a society and most challenging time for a [...]

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What are the Terms of Reference of Negotiation between the GoM and the UNC?

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Issues, Manipur Assembly Election 2017, News Analysis|

Last Sunday, the United Naga Council (UNC) had called off the 139-day-long blockade of the state’s two national highways, after talks with representatives from the state and Centre and a day ahead of Chief Minister N Biren's crucial floor test to prove his majority in the Manipur assembly. This must be a good news but it [...]

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