All political party meeting discusses Manipur issues

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 22, 2018:  All political party meeting today discussed on issues relating to Indo-Myanmar border (Manipur sector) Manipur University and frame work agreement signed between Government of India and NSCN-IM. The meeting was convened in the initiative of chief minister N. Biren Singh at the cabinet hall of chief minister to solicit the views of various parties to adopt a united consensus strategy on various pressing issues confronting the state. The meeting discussed relating to Indo-Myanmar border (Manipur sector) Manipur University and frame work agreement signed betweenRead More

Ministers meet MU community, centre directors tender resignation

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 21, 2018: Deputy chief minister, Y. Joykumar,   revenue minister Karam Shyam, health minister Jayantakumar and education minister Radheshyam visited the Manipur University today and met the teachers, students and staff to talk over the varsity impasse. They appealed MUSU, MUTA and MUSA community not to take up violent agitations. They told them that they will move to Delhi after the monsoon Assembly session to press the HRD ministry to bring a solution to the demand for ouster of the vice-chancellor. Radheshyam told reporters that the meetingRead More

Village Defense Force cautions for stringent strike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 21, 2018: Demanding to increase monthly remuneration provide fitting honorariums as per the present skilled labour rate, including arms allowance of village defence force (VDF) personnel, the All Manipur VDF Welfare Association has cautioned to launch several forms of agitations. The VDF personnel have been taking up the cease work strike since July 11. We will continue our cease work strike till July 25. If the strike remain ineffective we will impose 48 hours general strike across the state from the midnight of July 25till midnight of July 27, said Md. RiazRead More

Groups oppose liquor bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 21, 2018: Opposing the Manipur Liquor Prohibition (Second Amendment Bill), 2018, All Manipur Women’s Social Reformation and Development Samaj (Nupi Samaj), a women organisation today took out a rally on the street in Imphal. The bill was introduced in the Manipur House on the first day (on Friday) of two days long monsoon assembly session. The bill was to pass on the last day of the session that falls on Monday. President of Nupi Samaj Thokchom Ramani said we are against the bill and theRead More

Cell Internet services suspended

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 21, 2018: All the telecom services except the voice call are temporarily abandoned for five days in Manipur with effect from Friday morning to prevent anti-national and anti-social message on social media. BSNL broad band service has been the only option for internet service in the state. Ksh, Rakhumani of Home department in press statement stated that the prohibition is imposed under Rule II of central suspension of telecom services of public emergency for public safety rule 2017. Social media has become a handy toolRead More

Monsoon session of the 11th Manipur Assembly begins

Imphal, July 21, 2018 (DIPR): The Fifth Session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly began yesterday. During the two day Monsoon Session, the House will discuss and pass important Legislations including “The Manipur People Bill, 2018” and “The Manipur Liquor Prohibition (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018” besides discussion on issues pertaining to the interest of the State. The session began with the Obituary Reference wherein Members of the House paid tribute to four former members of the House as well as the nine persons who tragically lost their lives due toRead More

One arrested with Heroin No . 4 powder

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 19, 2018: A team of Imphal West District Police Commando has arrested one person with heroin number 4 powder from Moirang khomba. The police team acting acting on an information conducted frisking and checking at Moirangkhom near MSRTC gated during which frisking and checking the person identified as Khumanthem Tomba Singh (38) son of Kh. Raghumani Singh of Moreh ward No. 7, PS-Moreh, Tengnoupal was arrested with 400 grams of contraband Heroin No. 4 powder along with incriminating articles and a cash of Rs. 1,500/- wereRead More

General strike continues to cripple Manipur life

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 19, 2018: The 48- hour general strike imposed by Manipur University Students’ on Tuesday midnight continued to disturb the normalcy is Manipur till Wednesday. The general was imposed demanding ouster of Manipur University vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey, The strike began at midnight on Tuesday. It is supported by the All Manipur Students’ Union, Students’ Union of Kangleipak, Apunba Ireipak Maheiroi Singpang Lup, Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur, Manipur Students’ Federation, Kangleipak Students’ Association and the All Manipur Muslim Students’ Organisation. Local organisations also voluntarily supported the strike. During the 48 hours general strike supportersRead More

Cops suspended for hurting students

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 19, 2018: Manipur government has suspended two cops who severely injured two student agitators, said chief minister N. Biren Singh  when he visited the injured students who are hospitalised Raj Medicity. Biren told reporters that the video clipping of the incident has been analysed and one sub-inspector and a constable have been put under suspension. He said the medical expenses of the injured students would be borne by the state government. He also wished for speedy recovery of the injured students. Left arm of general secretaryRead More

General strike against VC paralyses Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 18, 2018: Forty-eight hours general strike imposed by Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) demanding ouster of the varsity vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey has paralysed Manipur. The general strike began on Tuesday midnight. The strike is supported by All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU), Students’ Union of Kangleipak (SUK), Apunba Ireipak Maheiroi Singpang Lup (AIMS), Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM), Manipur Students’ Federation (MSF) and Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA). All business establishments have been shut down. Transports connecting Imphal have been cut off. Strike supporters block roadRead More

MHRD constitutes new committee

Imphal, July 18, 2018 (DIPR): Fact Finding Committee was constituted by Ministry of Human Resources and Development to look into the allegations made against the Vice Chancellor of Manipur University Shri AP Pandey. The committee will be headed by retired Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court Sh T Nandakumar. The other two members of the committee are Sh JK Tripathi, Joint Secretary  UGC (Member), Sh Surat Singh, Deputy Secretary Higher Education MHRD. The Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh thanked the Central Govt for showing concern and constituting the fact finding committee.Read More

Nemcha attends WCD national conference

New Delhi| July 17, 2018 (DIPR): Social welfare minister Nemcha Kipgen stated that Manipur has effectively started implementing the Women Helpline, with nearly 266 cases have received in the past few months where 95% of the cases have been solved since its launch a year back. This was expressed by the minister at the National Conference of Ministers in Charge of Women and Child Development held today at Le Meridian Hotel, New Delhi. Union minister, women and child development (WCD), Maneka Gandhi, minister of state, Dr. Virendra Kumar, ministry of WCDRead More

Right activists protest at CBI office gate

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 17, 2018: Demanding to hasten investigation over fake encounter cases right activists led by Extrajudicial Execution Victim Families’ Association, Manipur (EEVFAM) today protested in front of the gate of the CBI office at Lamphel. The demonstrators hold banner embedded “Punish all the culprits who promote state terrorism” and took out a short rally towards the CBI office gate. President of EEVFAM Renu Takhellambam said, “Why is the state government still supporting Jhalajit?  CBI should immediately start investigation against him.” Akojam Jhalajit, the then additional superintendent of police, Imphal WestRead More

Students burn effigies of Javadekar, Biren and Pandey

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 17, 2018: Volunteers of Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) today burnt down the effigies of Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh and Manipur University vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey in front of Kangla gate demanding ouster of Pandey. About seven DESAM volunteers were injured when police lathi-charged the agitating students. They were taken to Raj Medicity, the same hospital where another seven students were admitted yesterday. The students confronted the police who rushed to disperse them from Kangla gate. After theRead More

MUSU imposes 48-hr general strike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 16m 2018: Manipur University Student’s Union, intensifying its agitation demanding the removal of Manipur University vice-chancellor Adiya Prasad Pandey, has imposed a 48-hr general strike from July 17 midnight till July 19 midnight. The authorities concerned remain indifferent to our demand. Our primary demand is removal of Pandey from the vice-chancellor’s post. A high-level independent enquiry committee should be constituted to investigate to the allegations made to him, demanded the varsity students’ body. “As our demand is ignored we are left with no choice but to intensify ourRead More

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