Analysis of the week

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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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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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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Weekly News – Chapter 1

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Manipur Last Week|

From the archive of weekly news related to MLA Election 2017 published in major English dailies of Manipur and beyond Image: Mid-Day   Dr Kumuiteung to contest in Tamei Imphal Free Press Daniel Kamei TAMENGLONG | Jan 27 A workers meet cum worship programme of Shri Dr Kumuiteung alias Dr Aku intending candidate for [...]

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