CM inaugurates Behiang Police station

Imphal, June 24, 2019 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh inaugurated a police station at Behiang village located along interior India-Myanmar border in Churachandpur District today. It was his second visit to the village as a Chief Minister. During his maiden visit on December 19, 2017, Shri N. Biren Singh laid the foundation for the construction of the police station. Speaking at the inauguration function attended by a large number of people, the Chief Minister said that the police station has been set up understanding the need for securityRead More

WY worth Rs 1.5 crore seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 24, 2019: Imphal East Police commando team on Monday arrested a drug peddler who ferried drug (390 suspected WY packets)     in a red car at Telipati near Kalimai Mandir. The drug peddler has been identified as Gandhi Kalidas Debar alias Das, 29, son of late Munithan Sandhi of Moreh Ward No. 5.The team recovered one mobile phone bearing IMEI no. 861117032570673 and 861117032570665 along with one Vodafone SIM card having number 9774162695 and one wallet containing Rs.1000 with a Pan card. The vehicke was transportingRead More

Three Dead, Four Injured in road mishap

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 24, 2019: At least three persons were killed and four seriously injured when a truck felt into a gorge near Biyang Village located about 4 kms from Keithelmanbi along the NH-57 (Imphal-Jiribam Highway) under New Keithelmanbi Police Station. As per reports, the incident took place at around 6:30 am on Monday morning when a speedy truck with labourers on board coming from Imphal side towards Kotlen felt into a gorge when the truck tried to overtook another vehicle. The injured persons were admitted at hospital forRead More

75th anniversary of Battle of Imphal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 23, 2019: Ambassador of Japan to India, Kenji Hiramatsu said that there is huge potential in collaboration with the people of the North East India and would like to have an Intellectual Dialogue with the people to see visible changes in the region. Kenji was addressing at the Commemoration of Platinum Jubilee of The Battle of Imphal held at  Manipur State Film Development Society auditorium on Saturday. He invited the promising youths to work in Japan under the Technical Intern Training Programme. Kenji mentioned that 24Read More

Chief Minister’s Green Manipur Mission launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 22: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh officially launched the Chief Minister’s Green Manipur Mission by planting a tree sapling at the complex of Socio Economic and Environment Development Society (SEEDS) located near Saheibung village in Kangpokpi district on Saturday. A brainchild of the chief minister, the mission has been introduced to develop and protect forests in each and every village of the state. An open gym each worth Rs. 5 to 6 lakhs will be installed as incentive at all the villages, which areRead More

Delegates from Japan arrived to attend 75th Platinum Jubilee of “Battle of Imphal” and “Opening of Imphal Peace Museum”

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 21, 2019: A large number of Japanese delegate reached Imphal today for commemoration of Platinum Jubilee of Battle of Imphal and for opening of Imphal Peace Museum. Among the delegates include Ambassador of Japan to India, His Excellency Kenji Hiramatsu. The Ambassador along with his wife Patricia Clara Aguado Hiramatsu; Minister (Political) Naoki Kumagai and Counsellor (Economics) Takuma Kajita call on Governor Dr. Najma A. Heptula at Raj Bhavan. Later they also meet Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh at CM Secretariat. The 75th (Platinum) JubileeRead More

Overdraft neutralised says Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 21, 2019: The overdraft has been neutralised and restrictions on the financial transactions by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would be lifted soon, chief minister Biren Singh announced at the celebration of the 5th International Day of Yoga at Indoor Stadium, Khuman Lampak, Imphal East. Biren said if there is unity, sincerity and transparency in governance, then the government would gain trust from the people. He mentioned that trust is the most important component so as to have peace and tranquillity amongst the communities. IndiaRead More

Biren inspects Nambul river project

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 21, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Friday inspected the work-in-progress under the Rejuvenation and Conservation of Nambul River project at different locations along the Nambul river. Biren told reporters that the first phase of the project would be undertaken in the polluted stretch of the Nambul river i.e. Iroisemba to Heirangoithong area. He mentioned that a sum of Rs. 97 crores has been approved for the said project. A sewage pipeline would be constructed along the both sides of the Nambul river.Read More


BISHNUPUR, June 20, 2019 (DIPR): To mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 2019, the District Social Welfare Officer in collaboration with SUA (IRCA), Bishnupur conducted a district level open painting competition to sensitise people and generating awareness amongst the public about the ill effects of drug abuse at Multipurpose Hall, DC Min-Secretariat, Bishnupur today. 21 males and 7 female painters participated in the event and presented their thoughts on drug abuse through paintings. N. Jotish Singh, DSWO,Bishnupur said that the first 3 best painters will beRead More


Imphal, June 20, 2019 (DIPR): As a part of the ‘Green Manipur, Clean Manipur’ campaign, Forest and Environment Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar today led a mass tree plantation programme at the Chingoi Baruni, Imphal East. The programme was jointly organised by the Forest Department and Directorate of Environment in collaboration with the Green Volunteers and locals of Andro. Addressing the mediapersons, Minister Shyamkumar said that the mass tree plantation programme is an initiative to combat the climate change which is a burning issue at present. Informing that the plantation programmeRead More


IMPHAL, June 20, 2019 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh has said that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is likely to lift the ban imposed on the financial transactions of the State Government due to overdraft within a few days. He was speaking to media persons on the sidelines of the joint Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day held at the Durbar Hall of Chief Minister’s Secretariat today. The Chief Minister said that during his recent visit to New Delhi, he had apprised Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiRead More

Minister clarifies over rice distribution irregularities

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June, 19, 2019: Consumer affairs, food and public distribution minister Karam Shyam today said the government make sure that the distribution of rice to the 60 Assembly Constituencies of Manipur is done on a regular basis through fair price shops and that the whole record and utilization certificate of the distribution are well- maintained. The minister made this clarification in a press conference convened today at his  Old Sectretariat  office in connection with the claims made by Khurai Kendra MLA L. Susindro  Meitei in various TV channelsRead More

Pineapple and summer fruits festival at Sangaithel

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 19, 2019: A 4-day ‘Festival of Pineapple and Summer Fruits’  was kicked off today at Sangaithel Park, Imphal West. The festival aims to promote pineapple and fruit farming in the surrounding areas of Sangaithel park besides conserving the environment. Horticulture and soil conservation minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar assured to set up a cold storage at Sangaithel area to benefit the pineapple and fruit farmers. He said he will take up the matter in the Cabinet to organise pineapple festival at one time with more funding. He appealedRead More

DoNER   ministry approves Rs 176.43  crores for Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 19, 2019: The ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has approved a total amount of Rs.176.43 crores for different schemes to be undertaken in the state. The amount was approved by the Inter Ministerial Committee (IMC) of the ministry in its meeting held at New Delhi on Tuesday. The IMC meeting was chaired by secretary DoNER Dr. Inder Jit Singh. Chief secretary Dr. J. Suresh Babu, additional chief secretary Dr. Suhel Akhtar and other senior officers of the state government participated in theRead More

Assam Rifles distributes sewing machines

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 17, 2019: Mantripukhri Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) distributed 24 sewing machines and conducted a free medical cum dental camp at Khongampat community hall on Monday. The sewing machines were distributed to the needy women to make them self reliant and provide them a source of income, said a press statement released by Assam Rifles. This initiative will improve skill development amongst women folk and give them independence along with livelihood thereby empowering them to lead a dignifiedRead More

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