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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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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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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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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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Lotus Blooms in Manipur: N Biren Takes Oath as Chief Minister

By | March 16th, 2017|Categories: Manipur Assembly Election 2017, News|

Nongthombam Biren takes oath at the Raj BhavanPic: Scroll.in Biren, 8 cabinets take oath, Y Joykumar Deputy CM Imphal | March 15 Imphal Free Press Nongthombam Biren became the first BJP Chief Minister of the state. He was sworn in by Governor Najma Heptullah at the Raj Bhawan at 1.23 pm today. The BJP [...]

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Media on Nongthombam Biren’s Bid for the Chair of Chief Minister

By | March 14th, 2017|Categories: Manipur Assembly Election 2017, News|

A collection of media reports published on 13 March on the candidacy of Nongthombam Biren as the chief minister of Manipur Image courtesy: Hindustan Times/PTI BJP chooses Biren as CM candidate CM Okram Ibobi resigns to facilitate govt formation Imphal Free Press BJP’s Nongthombam Biren was today elected as the legislature party leader in [...]

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Respect the mandate

By | March 14th, 2017|Categories: Manipur This Week, News|

Text courtesy: Imphal Free Press, editorial, 13 March On the morrow of the election to the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly and the razor edge hung electors’ verdict, it is difficult not to be reminded of what German philosopher Karl Popper said what the most important virtue of a liberal democracy is. Democracy is not perfect and [...]

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