Articles by Simantik Dowerah
Feb 17, 2017
Manipur Election 2017: Ibobi Singh most divisive figure in state history, says PRJA's Erendro LeichombamUS-returned People’s Resurgence Justice Alliance convener Erendro Leichombam says that he was trapped in his own history and could not get out of it that ultimately motivated him to his home state of Manipur.
Jan 27, 2017
Activists seek FIR against Meghalaya ex-governor V Shanmuganathan, politicians give guarded responsePeople are finding it difficult to believe that the former governor should go scot-free despite being allegedly involved in such unethical venereal pleasures in complete disregard to the dignity of his office.
Jan 27, 2017
Manipur Election 2017: All constituencies are challenging with unique problems, says CEO Vivek DewanganThe voting percentage has traditionally been very high in Manipur, says state Chief Electoral Officer Vivek Kumar Dewangan.
Jan 18, 2017
Manipur CM Ibobi Singh is no 'maut ka saudagar', but his 15-year rule saw 1,000 extra-judicial deathsOnce known for the beautiful Loktak lake and the famous Sangai deer, has this blood-soaked history robbed Manipur off its charm?
Jan 05, 2017
Manipur Election 2017: Can an ambiguous BJP deny Okram Ibobi Singh a fourth term?The upcoming election in Manipur is expected to be bipolar with both the BJP and the Congres turning the economic blockade into a mere political milch cow.
Dec 31, 2016
Newsroom diaries 2016: Momos from Bhutan and ruggedness of a political terrain called AssamAway from the 'field' for so many years, I was apprehensive and the prospect of botching up the mission always kept me on tenterhooks.
Nov 24, 2016
How tea sector in Assam braved PM Modi's demonetisation storm to keep paying wagesAlthough the promptness from all quarters salvaged the situation for the state's tea sector, the unavailability of physical banking services within commutable distance was glaring.
Nov 18, 2016
Demonetisation: What's with the fuss, let the Modi govt crackdown on black moneyThere are logistical problems that have come up during the implementation of this massive financial transformation, but isn't the government working on a war footing to get everything back to normal?
Nov 10, 2016
Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes ban: 'They were helpless', says Assam retired banker who helped ex-colleaguesHer selfless and voluntary service was known when her son Trideep Lahkar, a journalist from a news agency shared it on his Facebook account praising his mother.
Sep 23, 2016
Kaziranga National Park: A vortex of eviction drive, politicisation and hapless animals in AssamInitially praised for its intent by going ahead with the eviction drive on Monday as ordered by the Gauhati High Court in October last year, the political tension over the move is quietly brewing.