Manipur’s line of fire

Sudeep Chakravarti As with so many things with Manipur and the Naga peace process, insecurities and intrigue plague this chessboard at the bleeding edge of India’s so-called Act East policy Who would want to shoot at Okram Ibobi Singh, the Congress chief minister of Manipur? The answer might fill a large black book. For now,…

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Iron Lady of Manipur to end world’s longest hunger strike

Indian human rights campaigner Irom Chanu Sharmila announced Tuesday she will end her record 16-year-long hunger strike to focus on contesting upcoming elections in the country’s remote, underdeveloped northeast. Sharmila, known as the Iron Lady of Manipur for her unwavering and nonviolent protest against rights abuses in the region, said she would break her fast…

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State and social movements: Inter-community agitations in Manipur

ILP Movement Socio-political movements are invariably embedded in the power structures of the state. The ongoing Inner Line Permit (ILP) movement and the counter agitations in Manipur have also been erected on the shifting power configurations of the state. ILP protagonists led by a section of the Meiteis, the politically dominant community assert that due…

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Himalaya Glaciers Retreating glaciers and icecaps, including in the Himalayas, continue to inform climate action, are focus of new scientific and photography studies.

Melting ice around the world remains in the news and central to the scientific evidence of climate change informing international negotiations at COP18, in Doha. New scientific reports and observations have shown the rapid changes to the polar regions and the mountain sources of so much of the world’s fresh water, and how they contribute…

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