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Elections to the Manipur Legislative Assembly (2007-2022): Some personal memories and observations (Part 2)

Sanjoy AkoijamThe intervening period between 2012 and 2017 was a tumultuous period in National politics. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) scored an unprecedented victory and swept to power at the Centre after the Lok Sabha Election of 2014. ..

Beauty benefits of rice water

Shahnaz HusainRice water has been used in Asian beauty rituals for centuries to achieve glowing and smooth skin.Using rice water for skin is a natural home remedy in treating and preventing acne, removing acne scars, and getting rid of hyperpigmentation.R..

Contribution of Leimayol Arts Centre in the field of art & culture in Manipur

Irom Calvin Contd from last WedImphal in 2000 under the initiative of (L) Irom Gya- neswar Mangang, Ex President of LAC. The first ever souvenir of this centre was also released on 23rd April, 1991 as a part of Khongjom Day celebration of this centre unde..

Elections to the Manipur Legislative Assembly (2007-2022): Some personal memories and observations (Part 1)

Sanjoy AkoijamFirst of all, it must be confessed that I have had a keen interest in following electoral politics, elections and related stuff from an early age. My first experience of ‘election’ was in 2005-06, when I accompanied my father to ..

Contribution of Leimayol Arts Centre in the field of art & culture in Manipur

Irom Calvin Leimayol Arts Centre, Chingamakha which is popularly known as “LAC” was established in the month of October, 1970 with an aim to promote dance, music, song and drama in Manipur. It originated in a very simple and humble way and now..

Booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine: To give or not to give ?

Shobha Shukla, Bobby Ramakant - CNSContd from previous issueDr Swaminathan says that "at this point in time, our focus, considering that we still have so many unvaccinated people in the world, is to provide primary doses to those who have not been vaccina..

A career in mining engineering can enhance your life

Kaustov Kashyap Contd from previous issueMining engineering also includes processing minerals of additional value. The syllabus for the course is divided into four semesters plus a list of electives. The duration of the course, generally, is two years but..

Hindu, Hinduism and Hindutva, as understood by SC

Dhananjay Mahapatra Three days back, Congress primo uomo leader Rahul Gandhi, continuing with  his attack on Hindutvavadis perceiving them as communal, tweeted “‘Hindutvavadis’ have been spreading hatred in the cyber world because c..

Booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine: To give or not to give ?

Shobha Shukla, Bobby Ramakant - CNSWith almost 19 million new COVID-19 cases reported, the third week of January 2022 recorded the highest-ever weekly number of new infections so far in the pandemic’s history. This was an increase of 20% more cases ..

A career in mining engineering can enhance your life

Kaustov Kashyap Mining engineering deals with designing safe and efficient mines for removing coal and metals. Mining engineering optimizes mines for removing resources in the most efficient manner possible. The studies under it, figure out the ways by wh..

The why of ‘Anglo-Kuki War’(A comment on the statement dated 21-01-22 of Kangleipak Kanba Lup)

WL HangshingThe title of any book is the absolute prerogative of the author. “The conflict of 1917-1919 was truly a war”, in the words of Shri Jairam Ramesh, an erstwhile Minister in the UPA Government of PM Manmohan Singh. He has the credenti..

Fear of the virus

Samarjit KambamWe all know Covid-19 and the devastation it has created throughout the world. It has ravaged humankind by taking umpteen lives, destroying many families, increasing number of orphans, crumbling the economy and rendering many jobless.The woe..

Threshold of motivation

Birkarnelzelzit Thiyam“Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve”- Napoleon Hill. Do you believe in this simple line ? This statement is not just a string of words joined by conjunctions and prepositions but a law just like g..

Living green makes sense : Go Green

A Jolly DeviContd from last SaturdayFor example, reduced energy bills save money that can then be put to use elsewhere.Use less electricity. Switch to compact fluorescent bulbs each time you replace an old incandescent bulb. Compact fluorescents save 75% ..

Samagra Shiksha : The vehicle for NEP 2020

Prabhat KishoreContd from previous issueAlso KGBVs will be equipped with ICT & SMART classes and will be enriched with library books through Library Grant. Activities will be planned to improve access, enrolment, retention and learning outcomes of all..

Indian Army as a career option

Ranjan K BaruahThe Indian army is one of the largest forces in the world. Career in the Indian army is thrilling, challenging as well as well paid. The Indian Army needs people who can do everything, including ready to sacrifice life. There are many ways ..

Mohan Bhagwat & our unsung Heroes

Free ThinkerA few days back, at Nagamapal someone who has already dedicated his life to the Nation told me that Mohanji is coming on 22nd Jan , as part of his Nationwide tour . It would have been thrilling to see him interacting with activists  and i..

Samagra Shiksha : The vehicle for NEP 2020

Prabhat KishoreSamagra Shiksha, an over reaching programme for the schooling sector extending from pre-school to class 12, was launched on 1st April 2018 in order to treat school education holistically without segmentation from pre-nursery to class 12.It ..

Being free from freedom

Dr Sumedha KushwahaLet’s move with some moving words known by all – only the disciplined ones are free in life, the day you are indisciplined, you will become a slave to your moods & passion. Most to all have been drowning with or growing ..

Republic Day recollections

S BalakrishnanMy desire to witness the gala Republic Day parade in Delhi’s Rajpath is difficult to be realized at this age. Caged in the gallery/stand for hours together in the shivering foggy cold morning of Delhi, I can’t squirm trying very ..

Before I Sleep... lll

Rajendra Kshetri Election is the biggest festival in the largest democracy of the world. It is that kind of festival where uninterrupted supply of money power pours in and fire from all cylinders. An unique feature of this festival is that there is no dea..

Huge skills gap making new age jobs go abegging for want of the right fits

Lakshmana Venkat KuchiUnemployment numbers are a cause of worry, especially coming along at a time when Covid-19 pandemic, and its latest attack in the third wave is casting its own shadow on the economic revival.What is more painful is that unemployment ..

Living green makes sense : Go Green

A Jolly DeviEvery year, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) honours World Environment Day on June 5 to raise awareness about environmental issues. This day is celebrated to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protec..

My vision for Manipur on the occasion of Statehood Day

N Biren Singh (Chief Minister of Manipur)My Brothers and Sisters of Manipur,Khurumjari  !Today, on this auspicious occasion of the 50th anniversary of Statehood of Manipur, I extend my warmest greetings to the people of Manipur. On this day, I would ..

Winter vegetable that will give you cold glow

Shahnaz HusainThe weather’s getting colder, the air is getting dryer and the sweaters are getting thicker.Cold, harsh winter not only impacts your immunity system, but also your  hair and skin.Sometimes you may buy a dozen creams, lotions or&nb..

The Peace Forest Initiative

N Munal MeiteiOn an average, 18 million hectares of forest ie one eighteenth of the size of India are destroyed every year which amounts to 5.5 billion trees. About 2,400 trees with the size of a football ground of rich forests are cut down each minute. D..

A library the internet can’t get enough of

Kate DwyerContd from previous issueThe library image sidesteps all those details to evoke something more universal, said Ingrid Fetell Lee, the author of the Aesthetics of Joy, a blog about the relationship between decor and delight. “We’re at..

Kachai : On being a model village Go to Hills Mission and some needed traction

Ch Priyoranjan Singh, Manipur UniversityThe villages in the hills of Manipur are no longer the paradise of yester years where the abundant gifts of the mountains afforded a leisurely livelihood of contentment and laid back life world. Poverty, unemploymen..

Lotus plant : A multipurpose plant species

Y Ranjana Devi and P MineshworLotus (Nelumbo nucifera gaertn.) is the National flower of India and is commonly known as the sacred lotus of the Hindu. It is an aquatic perennial plant belonging to the family of Nelumbonaceae. The plant is native to Southe..

A library the internet can’t get enough of

Kate DwyerOn the first Tuesday of the year, author and political activist Don Winslow tweeted a photograph of an avid reader’s dream library. Bathed in the buttery glow of three table lamps, almost every surface of the room is covered with books. Th..

Male infertility : What are the options ?

Dr Nandeibam YohenIntroduction : Human reproduction is a very wasteful procedure. Though the women of our species can produce viable eggs almost every month in their reproductive period spanning almost 30 years, conception rates are far less, resulting in..

A tribute to Athokpam Indrakumar Singh

Salam Rupachandra SinghA time there was to get trained oneself in martial art for self defence as well as to maintain good health three/four decades ago. This was due to prevalence of goondaism culture vis a vis opening of Taekwondo training classes by Tr..

The Covid-19 pandemic is a golden opportunity to change the way we live

Shailesh GandhiThe world has been shaken and bruised by the coronavirus. But if we draw the right lessons, we could turn this crisis into an opportunity as well.Let me give a personal example: I had to travel from Mumbai to Dehradun to conduct a two-hour ..

Palm-oil in Manipur: Bad to worse

Jinine Laishramcha Contd from previous issueThird : Mizoram has planted palm trees in about 29,000 hectares as the biggest producer in the North East. From our next door’s experience it confirms that palm is a highly water- consuming crop with each ..

The Great Green Walls, a symbol of conserving nature

N Munal Meitei The Sahara desert has been expanding southwards for decades through the region like Sahel. Heavy grazing, deforestation, and numerous droughts have degraded the once lush Sahel, making it easy pickings for the Sahara’s expansion. In o..

Stunted fingerlings -Replacement of conventional fish seed

Pradyut BiswasIn India, fish culture has witnessed a rapid expansion in the last 2-3 decades. As the farmers became familiar with the technology of fish culture, they have modified the technology to suit their needs. Among the different modifications adop..

Palm-oil in Manipur: Bad to worse

Jinine Laishramcha Where is Manipur up to ? Has she been dying ? What does one see by looking at the ever-increasing socio-political-economic degeneration ranging from flourishing corruption to crime and violence, from crumbled education to deploring envi..

Brief tale of one year vaccination drive Covid vaccination : 156 Cr vaccinations means 42 lakh daily vaccinations !

Dr Manohar Agnani, IASOne year, 156 crore vaccinations ! That means approximately more than 42 lakh vaccinations daily. Through this article, it is my endeavor to share with fellow citizens the story of the unparalleled journey of an extraordinary achieve..

Is celebrating New Year’s Day really worth it?

Samarjit KambamNew Year’s celebration is a worldwide phenomenon. Historians have recorded that each new year has been celebrated since millenniums back and thought to have originated in ancient Babylon since 4000 years ago. Different sects of people..

Caste reengineering not development dictates UP polls

Shivaji SarkarThe churning in UP is being keenly observed for the apparent exodus of some caste leaders. Is it caste reengineering or a repeat of the Bengal elections where a similar exodus was seen from the ruling TMC to BJP ?Apparently caste is more pow..

Grey market for election tickets

Free ThinkerOne fairly experienced gentleman from a prominent political party told me - now the season has set in for selling and buying tickets. Selling/buying counters are activated as and when the election notification is issued and party ticket commit..

How science & tech flourished in ancient India

Nanditha KrishnaJanuary 14 was Makara Sankranti, and it is celebrated all over the country and wherever Indian culture has spread. It is known as Bihu in Assam, Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Uttarayan in Uttar Pradesh, Shishur Saenkraat in Kashmir, Songkran in Th..

High performing individuals work alone

Dr Sumedha KushwahaTo the fire in you that ceases to die, reaffirm to it that the fear in you is not bigger than all the demons that you face outside. These demons are all inside the mind which tell you your own worth. You are special, a piece of work tha..

Career options in Lift Technology

Ranjan K BaruahWhenever we visit any shopping malls or big complexes or apartments then we can find lifts everywhere. Nowadays lifts and elevators are common in cities and urban places. Be it airports, railways stations, shopping malls or even apartments,..

A spate of ‘defections’ make UP elections keener than ever before

Lakshmana Venkat KuchiWhile closer home in Manipur not many surprises are expected as the State appears ready to bless the ruling dispensation in the forthcoming Assembly elections, it is the mother of all battles expected in the country’s biggest S..

How prosperous NE India became backward: The need for clean governance

Mathiupuang GonmeiDo you know that at the time of India’s independence the per capita economy of North East Region (NER) (Assam, Manipur and Tripura) was above the National average (NER Vision 2020). In fact, North East scholars noted that per capit..

Significance of Gaan-Ngai festival

Dr Budha KameiContd from previous issueThe chickens are cooked and consumed by the elders of Pei, old women and children who are not yet admitted in the boys’ and girls’ dormitories. T.C Hodson (1996:77) has rightly stated that in Zeliangrong ..

Asian Highway 2 maintenance : Remember Khongnem Thana

Mamta LukramThe only reliable National Highway of Manipur is the erstwhile Highway 39, now Asian Highway 2, route connecting to the rest of the country. A few hours observation along its stretch will serve good understanding about its relevance.  Day..

Effective methods for facial hair removal

Shahnaz HusainAll women have light coloured body and facial hair,  but some of it is thicker and grows faster than others.Generally, around 10% of women battle the problem of   extensive, coarse and dark facial hair growth. The unwanted hai..

Significance of Gaan-Ngai festival

Dr Budha KameiContd from previous issueThe spleen of the pig is removed and examined carefully for the sign of good and evil that is to come in the year. The portent is read as: if there is blemish on the spleen it is assumed as bad and there is nothing o..

Some common weeds of Manipur and their economic importance

Priyanka Irungbam, L Nabachandra Singh, Akoijam Ranjita, Konjengbam Sarda, Y Sanatombi and Y BebilaContd from previous issueThis plant is moisture-loving and grows in moist places throughout the world.Economic importanceSome of the most impressive health ..

Some common weeds of Manipur and their economic importance

Priyanka Irungbam, L Nabachandra Singh, Akoijam Ranjita, Konjengbam Sarda, Y Sanatombi and Y BebilaAgeratum conyzoidesFamily: AsteraceaeCommon name: Goat WeedLocal name: Khongjai napiDescriptionIt is native to tropical America, especially Brazil, and is c..

Significance of Gaan-Ngai festival

Dr Budha KameiIntroductionThe Kabui/Rongmei are one of the natives of Manipur. Racially, they belong to Mongoloid stock and speak the Tibeto-Burman language. Tradition says, the Kabui ancestors originated from a cave recognized as Mahou Taobei; they moved..

National Youth Day : Turn possibilities into realities

Arjun Ram MeghwalEvery year 12 January, the National Youth Day marking the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda makes a significant churning underneath every individual. It is yet another quick opportunity to strengthen further the determination to achi..

Conservation AgricultureOpportunities for intensified farming and environmental conservation

Dinesh Sah, P Debnath, SK Pattanaaik and D SenConservation Agriculture (CA) is an approach in managing agro-ecosystems for improved and sustained productivity, increased profits and food security while persevering and enhancing the resource base and envir..

'Covid Zero' unlikely but Omicron wave could be beginning of the end of pandemic, says top doc

NC SatpathyAs the Omicron variant of Covid-19 surges across India and the world, shattering old records of daily cases, it’s pertinent to know what the road ahead looks like in 2022.The good news so far has been that Omicron generally causes mild il..

What momos, which clocked over 1 crore online orders last year, mean to those selling them

Damini RalleighContd from previous issueMomos are essentially parcels with fillings of myriad kinds, and find an expression in most cultures. It is Japan’s gyoza, China’s jiaozi, Korea’s mandu, Turkey’s manti, Afghanistan’s m..

Maharaja Gambhir Singh

Dr Budha KameiContd from previous issueGovind Chandra requested Chourjit Singh and Gambhir Singh for military assistance on the promise that they would be granted lands for habitation. When the invading Manipuri armies heard about this, they refused to fi..

A brief look at Climate Change in Ukhrul in the last 50 yearsImpact and effect on annual agricultural cycle

Mingyashin ShaizaDid you notice that it rained in the 2nd week of December last year ?Is that normal in your place? Because as long as I have lived, it had never rained like this during December. According to my research, where I interacted with elders, w..

The 5G Race

Samarjit KambamAs the saying goes “The world has enough for everyone’s needs, but not everyone’s greed”, an adage by Mahatma Gandhi which becomes truer and more realistic with each passing day. When it comes to wealth, comfort, ple..

What momos, which clocked over 1 crore online orders last year, mean to those selling them

Damini Ralleigh“Get in line ! Distance banake rakhiye (maintain some distance),” hollers Dolma Tsering, reminiscent of a school teacher trying desperately to discipline an unruly bunch of students. Except, everyone standing in front of her is ..

Maharaja Gambhir Singh

Dr Budha KameiMaharaja Gambhir Singh was a great liberator who emerged as the National Hero at the hour of the crisis in the History of Manipur. His regnal title was Chinglen Nongdren Khomba; popularly known as Samuphaba to his earlier followers and admir..

How to keep your hair healthy this winter

Shahnaz HusainWinter is the time for comfort, warmth and cosiness.Sitting by the fire with a hot cup of tea and  steaming plate of breakfast on a balmy winter morning. While you may be having the best time of your life, your hair is not. While a lot ..

Money flying in or out ?

Free ThinkerOne honourable law maker in a lighter vein asked me whether money is flying in or out.  This is election time, it is highly possible that ‘Laxmi ji’ is flying in. Normally money flies into the election bound States. Ruling par..

Happy 2022 to you !

Dr Sumedha KushwahaThe first few days of any new year bring with it multiple resolutions and promises to our own self. Some people resolve to get fitter, some want to become richer and financially independent, few pledge to go on a vacation and what not. ..

Padmanabha Swamy Temple, world’s richest Hindu Temple

S BalakrishnanThe age-old City of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala revolves around the most sacred Temple of Sree Padmanabhaswamy. The traditional city’s name itself relates to Lord Padmana-bhaswamy - Thiru=Shri, Anantha=The Shesha Naga, the celestial s..

IMFP – Indian Made Foreign People

Dr Ksh Imokanta SinghContd from previous issueIn Manipur locals are manufactured in any locality. Loi villages like Sekmai, Andro, Leimaram, Pheiyeng etc. are specialised in such profession. Yu-ngou (white liquor) has been an inevitable part of MeiteiR..

Politicians from across spectrum must practice what they preach on fight against Covid

Lakshmana Venkat KuchiAs a bad year-from the perspective of our well being what with Covid second wave that ravaged the country–came to a close on December 31 and we stepped into the New Year, all we can do is to pray that 2022 promises to be a bett..

AFSPA has no place in the North East anymore

Lt Gen HS Panag (Retd)The killing of six civilians in an ambush laid by a Special Forces sub-unit in the Tiru-Oting area in Nagaland on 4 December 2021, and the death of eight more and one soldier in the violence triggered by the incident, have once again..

IMFP – Indian Made Foreign People

Dr Ksh Imokanta SinghAnalogizing Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) to Indian Made Foreign (Phoren) People (IMFP). This piece of thought had been kept neglected, cloistered in the corner of the extreme left thought-shelf located on the ground floor of my t..

How AFSPA undermines India’s ‘Act East’ Policy

Stanzin LhaskyabsFrom the inclusion of India’s North East region in the Government’s Act East Policy (AEP) in 2014, it is evident that development and stability of the North East plays an important role in India’s AEP. Ongoing projects l..

Impact of Covid on Employer Branding

Kaustov KashyapWith the onset of the pandemic, the definition of the workplace has taken a tectonic shift—perhaps, forever. The coronavirus has accelerated our journey to an inevitable future, agnostic of distance and time. The attributes used to de..

Indian rebel outfits regrouping in Myanmar again

Rajeev BhattacharyyaContd from previous issueThere were some indications in this regard in the latest issue of ULFA-I’s mouthpiece, “Swadhinata“ (Independence), which was mailed to media houses in December last year.The development has t..

Kalum Kai (House of worship) : Its origin and significance

Dr Budha KameiContd from previous issueThere are two main entrances one at the front and another at the side; the same entrances are also used as exists.  In addition, there is left side door.Boudaan is a symbol of Tingkao Ragwang.  This symbol ..

Before I Sleep.... ll

Rajendra Kshetri Good morning Manipur, Twenty Twenty One has passed. Twenty Twenty Two has stepped in. The year gone by was still the year of Covid-19, just like the preceding year, though marked by the deadly 'Delta' variant . It was also the year in whi..

Indian rebel outfits regrouping in Myanmar again

Rajeev BhattacharyyaSeparatist rebel outfits from India’s frontier region of the North East are regrouping in Myanmar more than two years after their camps and training facilities were dismantled in an operation lasting several months.According to f..

Kalum Kai (House of worship) : Its origin and significance

Dr Budha KameiContd from previous issueWith the temple as the centre of religious and other social activities, attaining full status of successful man and spiritual man, after performance of his Taraang Kai sacrifice, Jadonang abolished irrational and obs..

How India's NE can be a zone of sustainable industrial development

Atul K ThakurContd from previous issueWhile the North Eastern region has been part of the structural reforms processes that India started way back in 1991 with a greater economic liberalisation drive and ceaselessly pursued since then, it is also time to ..

A White Paper on AFSPA, please

Venkatesh NayakThe Central Government did it again in Nagaland. Barely had the excitement over the setting up of a committee to review the draconian Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) subsided, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs extended its ..

5 people who established BJP Manipur

RK Somorjit Singh (Spokesperson, BJP Manipur)BJP was formed on Sunday 6th April, 1980. And BJP Manipur was formed on 2nd August 1980. Only 5 persons have taken the responsibility of establishing BJP Manipur and out of those five persons two leaders are no..

How India's NE can be a zone of sustainable industrial development

Atul K ThakurContd from previous issueThe spread of SMEs in the North East will proportionally generate quality employment and will also check outbound migration besides creating the base of sustainable industrial development in the region. Consequently, ..

Kalum Kai (House of worship) : Its origin and significance

Dr Budha KameiContd from previous issueIt consisted of one room with bamboo benches the whole length of each side wall. From a cross beam in the middle hung an oil lamp. At the far end was a bamboo platform, with a railing round three sides, and a flight ..

The National Day for our feathered friends

N Munal Meitei Do not fold out your cameras only to spy these feathered friends but please see also, the misery of their lives…With the temperature dipping gradually, more and more of our visiting guests start to land in our State. It’s a pride..

The art of New Year’s resolution

Birkarnelzelzit ThiyamTherefore, I lived, therefore I smiled, therefore I loved, hence I now get the curtain to unfold into the realm of the new beginning. Though I cried, though I at times lost the will, though I got weaker at times, though I hated a lot..

How India's NE can be a zone of sustainable industrial development

Atul K ThakurIn the recent decades, asymmetric migration into the North East has caused a sense of deep insecurity among the local population which kept crucial development debates overtly impacted. Consequently, and it's hardly surprising, observers find..

Kalum Kai (House of worship) : Its origin and significance

Dr Budha KameiA place of worship is a specially designed structure where individual persons or a group of people such as a congregation come to perform acts of devotion, veneration or religious study. A building used for this purpose is sometimes called a..

Rising poverty in Manipur; the formidable challenge

Mohendro NandeibamPoverty is the burning challenge confronting the whole world. Poverty is the state of insufficient possession or income to meet one’s personal basic needs. Being poor, he cannot take good food and hence unhealthy. Because of povert..

The fusion of contemporary dance, non-dance movement and theatre

Budha ChingthamThere is nothing that cannot be assimilated into theatre. It is an interesting art form that can merge anything. That is why there is pleasure in analysing the minute details of theatre. Again, it would be an impossible task to digest every..

Value of purposeful life

Fr Paul Lelen HaokipContd from previous issue“You either utilize your gifts and talents to create a life more meaningful, or you create it. Give yourself the freedom to refine, edit, and change your purpose statement until it reflects you.Purpose in..

Concern over child labour

Kaustov KashyapContd from previous issueThe law also doesn’t exclude activities such as field work, where children are exposed to pesticides and other harmful chemicals, and have to put laborious hours.To ensure the strict enforcement of these laws,..

Chasing peace in Manipur

Ninglun HanghalIt is said that the conflict-ridden State of Manipur is complex and complicated, yet people are ordinary and lead simple lives. Haobam Paban captures this intricately tangled situation in the form of simple narration through the lives of or..

In search of Christmas party

Dr Ksh Imokanta SinghThis piece may sound like a leaf from my family diary, but it may be that of others also. To begin with, I confess that I am not a Christian by religion but enjoy Christmas in spirit, like many. I had been waiting for some invitations..

Is One Health approach the gateway towards pandemic preparedness ?

Shobha Shukla, Bobby Ramakant-CNS Contd from previous issue“More than 400 animals from 29 countries have been reported infected with coronavirus, including nearly 300 animals, as well as thousands of mink in mink farms in USA. The virus has infected..

Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 : A critique

N Brajakanta SinghContd from previous issueof the executive power of the State and that Parliament can only provide that whenever the executive authorities of a State desire, the use of Armed Forces in aid of the civil power would be permissible but the s..

A tale of two ambushes The recent incidents in Manipur and Nagaland have put forth several questions

Yambem LabaIn the last one month, the Indian Army has been in the news for almost all the wrong reasons. First came the ambush in Manipur on 13 November during which the Commanding Officer of 46 Assam Rifles and his family, along with some soldiers, were ..

Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 : A critique

N Brajakanta SinghThe recent developments in Manipur and Nagaland have once again brought into focus the continuous imposition of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 (AFSPA) in the North-East. This article examines whether the Indian Parliamentary l..

Is One Health approach the gateway towards pandemic preparedness ?

Shobha Shukla, Bobby Ramakant-CNS Covid pandemic is a grim reminder of what can go wrong when we do not work with an integrated “One Health” approach to human health, animal health, food system and climate. The critical link between these sect..

AFSPA 1958 in Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and J and K

Yangsorang Rongreisek Contd from previous issueNext a high power commission headed by the retired Supreme Court Judge N Santosh Hegde was constituted in January, 2013 to probe six encounter deaths in Manipur. The committee comprising former Supreme Court ..

Meitei ST categorisation demand and the opposition

Lt Col Laishram Lokendra Singh (Retd)We are going through the coronavirus pandemic. A more infectious mutant Omicron is on its way. The third wave is expected to peak in February 2022. Advisories are galore to get vaccinated to stay safe from this pandemi..

AFSPA 1958 in Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and J and K

Yangsorang Rongreisek The harsh and severe Forces (Special Powers) Ordinances were promulgated in India during the Colonial Era. Likewise, series of Armed Forces Special Powers Acts were also enacted by the Indian Parliament granting special powers to the..