Ima Keithel witnesses mass protest against citizenship bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 18, 2019: Mothers of Khwairamband Ima Keithel on Monday staged a mass protest in the women market centre demanding not to introduce Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) in the North East. The women vendors stopped their daily vending business to stage the protest. North East Forum for Indigenous People (NEFIP) and MANPAC has been spearheading movements against the bill in Manipur. “The whole North East will be burnt if CAB is passed. Please withdraw the bill,” President of NEFIP Ningthouja Lancha said. “People are mesmerised by theRead More

Agri-university youth festival kicks off

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November, 18: The 6th Central Agricultural University (CAU) Inter-Collegiate Youth Festival cum Games and Sports Meet, 2019 was inaugurated on Monday at College of Agriculture, Iroisemba, Imphal. Manipur governor Dr.Najma Heptulla said it is a matter of great satisfaction to know that this Annual College Week programme is mooted in every constituent colleges of the university with culture, social events and games and sports meets as inter-house occasions for the youths coming from different parts of the nation belonging to diverse socio-economic backgrounds. She said the jurisdictionRead More

Government gives strict instruction to function government offices during total shut down

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 18, 2019: Manipur government has instructed that all the government offices including educational institutions should remain open and function normally during the total shut down strike called by Manipur People Against Citizenship Amendment Bill (MANPAC). The total shutdown will begin from the Monday midnight and continue till midnight 6:00 pm of Tuesday. It was imposed opposing the Centre’s move to pass the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Parliament session that would begin on Monday. Manipur chief secretary Dr. J. Suresh Babu served an order on Monday which instructed thatRead More

18-hour total shutdown against citizenship bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 18: Manipur People Against Citizenship Amendment Bill (MANPAC) has imposed a total shutdown for 18 hours that would begin from Monday midnight opposing the Centre’s move to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Parliament session that would begin on Monday. MANPAC has also announced to stage a mass protest on Monday. The winter Parliament session will see over 35 legislations taken up, including the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which amends the definition of illegal migrant. The CAB is listed as item number 16 in the business listRead More

Biren reaffirms Manipur government’s trust on Centre over Indo-Naga peace talks

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 15, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh reaffirmed that the state government has full trust in the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah that they would keep their positive commitments on the Indo-Naga Peace talks. Biren was talking to reporters at the press briefing in connection with Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day held at his secretariat on Friday. He said a rough report has been collected from various levels consisting of opinions and wishes of people and CSOsRead More

Students enjoy helicopter ride on Children Day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 14, 2019: Manipur government school students enjoyed helicopter ride on Children Day. The department of school education in collaboration with transport department took this initiative under the leadership of education minister Th. Radheshyam. The helicopter ride will be continued till November 22. Thirty students from three zones – Imphal East, Imphal West and Wangoi took the helicopter ride on the first day. Radheshyam said the helicopter ride was initiated as an innovative step to inspire the students to learn and know more about the state.Read More

2 lakh green bags distributed at Ima Market

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 14, 2019: Two lakh green paper bags were distributed in and around the Khwairamband market on Thursday with the launching of the bags by municipal administration, housing and urban development minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar. The paper bags were a local product of Usham Group. Shyamkumar said plastic pollution is currently one of the biggest concerns in the world. It negatively impacts the natural environment, creating problems for the plants, wildlife and human population. The threat of plastic pollution includes killing plant life and posing dangers to animals,Read More

Forest minister put on the need for security force to deal wildlife trafficking

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November, 14, 2019: Manipur forest department needs support of the state police and paramilitary forces in dealing with any matter related to trafficking and smuggling as the forest officials are unarmed. Forest and environment minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar said this while inaugurating the 2-day workshop on Law Enforcement and Countering Wildlife Trafficking for the frontline field staff of Forests, Wildlife, Assam Rifles, Paramilitary Forces and Manipur Police in the State of Manipur held at forest head office, Sanjenthong, here. While addressing the problems and threats faced by the forestRead More

Children Day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 14, 2019: Children’s Day was celebrated at the state level at the auditorium of Tribal Research Institute, Chingmeirong here on Thursday. Deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh stressed on the need to acquaint with the beauty of nature and its importance in human lives to children for a peaceful and harmonious human existence. He said, celebration of Children’s Day is to commemorate the birthday of late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, has a significant connotation which has to be rendered uponRead More

50 more gold biscuits seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 14, 2019: Officers of Customs Preventive Force, Moreh, Customs Division, Imphal seized 50 gold biscuits of foreign origin from the possession of a lady on Thursday. The Gold biscuits weigh 8300 grams. They were seized from the possession of Tingkholam of Moreh, near Indo-Myanmar Friendship Gate (Gate No.2) / Moreh, Tengnoupal district. The seized gold biscuits valued at Rs. 3,16,14,700. A case has been registered and further investigation of the case is going on, assistant commissioner, Customs Division, Imphal, Modoli Daso said. This seizure cameRead More

30 gold biscuits seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 14, 2019: Anti-smuggling unit of Customs Division, Imphal has seized 30 gold biscuits of foreign origin along with a passenger bus that was transporting the gold, from North Sekamai along Imphal-Dimapur road on Wednesday. The gold biscuits were recovered from the box above the driver’s seat of the bus that bore registration number MN04P 0629. The gold biscuits weigh 4980 grams and the value would be over Rs 1 crore and 87 lakhs, assistant commissioner, Customs Division, Imphal, Modoli Daso said in a press statement releasedRead More

Joykishan terms Biren government as ‘timid’

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 13, 2019: Manipur government is timid and that’s why it refuses to hold Assembly session, MLA Kh. Joykishan said on Wednesday. He made the statement on the backdrop of the people’s demand to hold Assembly session and take resolution that Manipur government will not accept any outcome of the Peace talks between the NSCN (I-M) and the Government of India that would affect the territorial and administrative integrity of the state. The statement of the chief minister (N. Biren Singh) that the government will notRead More

Biren appeals people to remain calm until Centre invites stakeholders to finalise Naga issue

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 12, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has appealed the people and civil society organisations of the state to trust central leaders and state government, and to remain calm until Centre invites stakeholders for consultation to bring out a harmonious solution to Naga issue. Biren made the appeal during a press conference held at his secretariat on Tuesday. Biren said in their last meeting on November 10, Union home minister Amit Shah reiterated central government’s firm commitment to a team of the state government thatRead More

Exemplary punishment should be awarded to any culprit of crime against children: Heptulla

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November, 12, 2019: Exemplary punishment should be awarded to any culprit of crime against children as per law, Manipur Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla said on the occasion of 8th Foundation day observation of Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR) held at Old High Court Complex, Imphal on Tuesday. Manipur government established MCPCR on November 12, 2012. The main activity of this commission is to safeguard the interests of children and to prevent atrocities against children in the State.  ‘Children of today, our keepers tomorrow’ was the theme of the observation. Heptulla saidRead More

Pregnant Murrah buffaloes distributed

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 12, 2019:  The department of veterinary andnimal husbandry on Tuesday distributed pregnant Murrah Buffalo (Heifers) to 25 selected beneficiaries of Senapati district during a function held at ICDP complex, Porompat in Imphal East. Veterinary director Dr. H. Chaoba informed that riverine buffalo (Murrah buffalo) has high yield of milk more than swamp buffalo found in Manipur.  Milk is a protein, minerals and vitamin rich food which is a precious gift of God, it is more or less a balanced food to stay healthy. He told reportersRead More

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