Editorial

Class X results : Best in 10 years Marginal improvement

A marginal improvement from last year but the highest in the last ten years and this should say something significant. The figure says it. With a pass percentage of 74.69 percent up from 73.18 percent last year, this is the best in the past ten years in the HSLC examination results but this best in a decade pales in comparison with the CBSE which notched up a pass percentage of 91.10 and ICSE at 98.54. ..

Pull out threat from the NPF Interesting rider

Pull out threat with a rider. And the rider is the time frame given as ‘after the Lok Sabha election’. Pull out after the last and final phase of voting on May 19 or pull out after the vote count is held or pull out after the election process is over, as scheduled by the Election Commission of India ? Not clear for the Naga People’s Front (NPF) has not taken the trouble to specify this. ..

Understanding performance of Govt schools Why point only at teachers ?

It is that time of the year and once again people’s attention are on the schools which have specialised at the plus two level, with the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur (COHSEM) having declared the Class XII examination results on May 8 and the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur (BOSEM) set to declare the Class X examination results on May 18. Other than the schools specialising at the plus two level are the numerous coaching centres, offering courses in NEET, JEE and other competitive ..

Fissures with a coalition partner Stand of NPF

Seems like the two year itch. An itch brought about by a haughty BJP which does not know how to treat its junior partner in the coalition Government or an itch brought about by a desire to have something more than its pound of flesh ? The probabilities are many, but it is nevertheless significant to note that the Naga People’s Front has gone on record to state that it is not at all satisfied with how the BJP has been treating them as a partner in the coalition Government. ..

Need to focus on the average students too Attracting the best

It will be interesting to see if any school, especially schools specialising in the plus two level, can help a 70 percenter in the Class X examination book a spot in the top 20 positions in the Class XII examinations two years hence. This observation is made in the backdrop of the numerous freebies put on offer by many schools to attract the best students. A student who topped the Class X examination, repeating the same achievement in the Class XII examination will not come as too much of a surprise, ..

Represent the people, not only party Waiting for May 23

May 23 is The Day. The Day in the sense that India will know which party or which front led by which party will rule the country for the next five years. Difficult to say which way the wind will blow, but if poll pundits are to be believed the fight this time around will be much tougher than 2014 when the BJP led NDA practically decimated the Congress led UPA front. Apart from the close fight that has been projected it is also interesting to note that this is perhaps the first time, after the era ..

Saluting Mothers of the world Finer meaning of Ima Keithel

‘Give me a good mother and I will give you the world’ to ‘The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother’ to ‘My mother is a walking miracle,’ from Napoleon Bonaparte, ..

Infamy written all over it ! MPSC : Wallowing in dirt

Infamy is written all over it and there is no doubt about it. One here is talking about the Manipur Public Service Commission and the examination it conducts to recruit officers to the Manipur Civil Service, Manipur Police Service, Manipur Finance Service, Sub-Deputy Collector and Manipur Secretariat Service. One here is not only talking about the cancellation of the Preliminary of the Manipur Civil Services Combined Competitive Examination, but the very character of the body which is there to recruit ..

Madness on the roads of Imphal Looking at the fatality rate

23 percent fatality rate. This is the finding of the Transport Research Wing of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and this should say something about how safety measures laid down by the Government are more often violated than adhered to. ..

The great search Ops post Apr 28 Endeavours of all

From the evening of April 28 till May 3, attention of the people Manipur was drawn to Mapithel Dam, where three people went missing after the boat in which they were in capsized after Cyclone Fani hit the State. The Government did respond swiftly and personnel from the NDRF, SDRF, the State Fire Brigade and police were pressed into service to locate the three persons, with the two men being brothers. To aid the search party, divers from the Indian Navy were called in and the efforts to trace the ..

CBSE results : 499 out of 500 Raining marks all over

It is raining marks for CBSE students with the girl topper in this year’s Class XII examinations securing 499 marks out of 500. Just a mark less to secure the perfect 10. And mind you there was not one but two students who secured 499 out of 500. Three more students have secured 498 out of 500 and clearly it is raining marks for those who did slog it out and worked hard for the Class XII board examinations. One may see the same pattern when the Council of Indian School Certificate Examination announces ..

Rewind of Shirui 2009 tale ? Stand off at Sihai village

Ceasefire pact not in force in Manipur. This is the official line adopted by New Delhi after New Delhi rolled back the phrase ‘ceasefire without territorial limits’ after Manipur went up in flames in 2000 after the said phrase was included in the pact signed between New Delhi and the NSCN (IM), in what is today known as the Bangkok Declaration. The interesting question is, how well is the spirit and content of the peace deal being honoured by either side ? This point comes to the fore only when a ..