Issues of public importance

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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The Myth of NE Black Hole

By | May 19th, 2017|Categories: Issues, News, News Analysis|

By Pradip Phanjoubam Text courtesy: An editorial published by the Imphal Free Press on 15 May 2017 If the Northeast was a barren, uninhabited desert, any small amount spent to develop civic infrastructure here would probably have been justifiably called redundant and a waste. The script, we all know is a lot different. The Northeast is [...]

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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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Impact of October Revolution in British India and Manipur

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

Dr. Malem Ningthouja Originally published by the E-pao, this paper  on the impact of October Revolution in British India and Manipur was presented on the occasion of the centenary of the Great October Revolution May 5-6, 2017, University of the Philippines, College of Law, Manila, Philippines (This paper was presented on behalf of Dr Ningthouja by [...]

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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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What Makes a Rich Country Rich and a Poor Country Poor?

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: Essays, Issues, Public Institution|

Brief Notes from Five Seminal Books on the Topic (Arranged according to the years of book publication) FEATURING ① Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu  & James Robinson ② Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond ③ IQ and the Wealth of Nations by Richard [...]

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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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Abnormal Is the New Normal: Life in Manipur in the Post-Election Days

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Essays, Issues, News|

This is a compilation of three editorials published by the Imphal Free Press on 16th, 20th and 21st March 2017, for the record of PCRM with an observation that these write-ups have succinctly captured the prevailing mood in Manipur, with the conclusion of the 2017 Assembly Election, which was held earlier this month. These have been [...]

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