Category Archives: Manipur

BJP allaince with Manipur People’s Party

The Manipur unit of the BJP joined hands with the main regional political party Manipur People’s Party (MPP) to fight the forthcoming assembly polls on 28th January.

A spokesman of the MPP on Sunday said his party has joined hands with the BJP to defeat the Congress-led government.BJP national spokesperson Prakash Javedkar and north-east election in-charge Chanderasekhar Rao, who are camping in the state, said, it was now time to bring down the corrupt government of Congress-led secular progressive front ministry in the state.

“The BJP Manipur unit and MPP desired to work together and fight the Congress government to bring a government which would devote to the development, welfare and communal integrity of the state,” said Javedkar.

Tenyimi Peoples’ Organization believes in peaceful resolutions

The Tenyimi Peoples’ Organization (TPO) is shocked and concerned by the November 12 incident that took placed below Maram town in which an abortive attempt was made by miscreants on the life of one of our Tenyimi members D.D Thaisii who is also minister for Education and Youth Affair & Sports, Government of Manipur.

The TPO strongly condemned such act whoever had committed and which aimed at harming or taking the life of someone and thereby create discord amongst the Naga family. TPO strongly believes and advocate the principle of non-violence and peaceful coexistence and such incident should not take place in our jurisdiction in future.

The TPO also strongly believes in peaceful resolutions of any dispute, conflict or disagreement by sitting across the table.

In this regard, the TPO fervently appeal to whichever group, faction or individual responsible for the act to desist from repeating such act at this crucial juncture when the Naga peace and reconciliation process is at its zenith.


Sonia says violence will not solve any problem

13 Nov : With militancy in Manipur showing no signs of abatement, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday said any problem could be solved only through dialogue and not violence.

Addressing a public meeting at the historic Kangla fort in Imphal, Gandhi said she knew the problems being faced by the people in the state and was concerned about them.

She said it was now time to work together for peace and development and every section of society must get the benefits of various developmental programmes being implemented with the help of the Centre.

Gandhi said education should reach all sections of people, particularly youth and with an intention of improving education, the Centre had converted the former J N Hospital into Jawahal Lal National Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal and asked the youths to utilise these facilities to become best doctors.

The UPA chairperson earlier inaugurated Khuga dam, built at a cost of Rs 81 crore, in Churachandpur district and three newly-constructed market complexes in Imphal.

She laid the foundation of Indira Gandhi Tribal National University at Makhan in Senapati district.

She also congratulated five-time women’s world boxing champion Mary Com, who hails from the state.

Rail link from Manipur to Vietnam on cards: Tharoor

10 Apr : As part of initiatives to improve connectivity between Northeast India and Southeast Asia, the government is considering a rail link from Manipur to Vietnam, Union minister Shashi Tharoor Friday said.

“Efforts are underway to have a rail link from Jiribham (close to the Assam border) to Hanoi in Vietnam passing through Myanmar,” Tharoor told a seminar ‘From Land Locked to Land Linked: Northeast India in BIMSTEC’ in Shilong.

The Union minister of state for external affairs said improved connectivity between the Northeast and the Southeast Asian countries will not only help the region to discover a larger market, but also will integrate India with the those countries.

“The Asian Highway Network which is being coordinated through the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific office in Bangkok, envisages a comprehensive network of roads connecting the countries of Asia. There is separately an East-West Highway Project running from Vietnam through to Myanmar, through which India could get access to all mainland Southeast Asian countries,” he said.

He underlined that from India’s perspective, the Trilateral Highway Project between India, Myanmar and Thailand, was very critical. “The project is under construction. Thailand and India in fact have completed construction of the link roads on either sides,” he said.

According to Tharoor, some portions of the internal road connectivity in Myanmar remains to be completed and that country has requested for grants and funding to enable this project to be completed which will eventually link the Northeast to the East West Highway and the Asian Highway Network.

The requests, he said, are under consideration of both India and Thailand.

“We are also working on enhancing digital connectivity with the Southeast Asian region. An optical fiber cable link between Morek in Manipur and Mandalay in Myanmar is being set up,” he said.


NEW DELHI, December 9 : In the wake of recent increase in the incidents leading to hardships being faced by the people of the North Eastern India in general and Manipur in particular, the government decided to prepare a comprehensive directory of all people belonging to the State of Manipur including students, who are residing in the National Capital Region Delhi.

In the connection, the Resident Commissioner of Manipur Bhawan, New Delhi issued a public notification requesting all concerned to furnish their particulars to the Office of the Resident Commissioner, Manipur Bhawan, 2, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi-110021 by post or e-mail to manipurbhawan@hotmail,com giving details of Name, Gender, Age, Father’s/Mother’s/Husband’s name, Contact number, Educational/professional qualifications, Address in Delhi, E-mail ID, Occupation, Address in Manipur and any telephone number of the contact person in Manipur.

Details of name, contact number and occupation of other members of family or local guardian with whom staying, should also be furnished.

The Resident Commissioner, Manipur Bhawan, New Delhi also sought the cooperation of all concerned in its endeavour to provide requisite assistance in the hour of need.  For any other queries or help, anyone can contact the Resident Commissioner or Assistant Resident Commissioner, Manipur Bhawan, New Delhi at telephone numbers- 45750800/26873311 (Fax) 26111803.

With a view to review the action taken by the concerned authorities with reference to incidents of physical violence in Delhi against students and youths hailing from the North Eastern Region of the country, the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) set up a Cell headed by Shri P.K.Pattanaik, Joint Secretary, DoNER on November 11 this year.

Other members of the Cell were Dr. Avinash Kumar Mishra, Principal Resident Commissioner, Arunachal Bhawan, New Delhi, Shri Devender Kumar, Resident Commissioner of Assam, Shri Shambhu Singh, Resident Commissioner of Manipur, Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalia, Principal Resident Commissioner of Meghalaya, Shri S.P. Singh, Resident Commissioner of Mizoram, Shri D.K.Bhalla, Resident Commissioner of Nagaland, Shri Arvind Kumar, Resident Commissioner of Sikkim, Shri R.P.Meena, Resident Commissioner of Tripura, Shri Rohtash Singh, Deputy Secretary (DoNER) and Shri E.P. Muralidharan, Under Secretary (DoNER).

The first meeting of the Cell was held on November 23 at the Office of the Resident Commissioner, Sikkim Bhawan here. The meeting decided to compile a Directory of people hailing from the NE Region and the Bhawans in New Delhi of all eight NE States were entrusted to prepare the Directory of their respective State.

The meeting also decided to explore the possibilities of setting up an interactive website, preferably by NIC, which would facilitate the compilation of relevant details about people of NE origin in Delhi and National Capital Region.

The meeting noted that on many occasions, the Helplines set up by Delhi Police to provide assistance were not accessible and functional.  Emphasizing the urgent need to set up a dedicated Helpline, round the clock, exclusively for people from the NE region, the meeting decided to set up a separate cell in Delhi Police for people from NE Region.  Ministry of DoNER would take up the matter with the Ministry Home Affairs and the Delhi Police.

The meeting considered the issue of providing secure shelters and accommodation to girl students and working women from NE Region and decided to set up another 500-room capacity Hostel in South Delhi to cater to the students of South Campus, Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University on the lines of the Girls’ Hostel being constructed in the North Campus by the North Eastern Council and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.  Similarly, a Hostel with the same capacity would be set up for the working women hailing from NE Region.

The meeting also decided that each of the 8 NE Bhawans would organize get together of all NE Associations/Organisations in Delhi every year.