Bhubonsana bags state award for literature

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August, 20, 2019: Manipur Speaker Y. Khemchand Singh presented the Manipur State Award for Literature 2018-19 to the renowned writer Rajkumar Bhubonsana during an observation ceremony of Manipuri Language Day held at Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, Imphal on Tuesday. Rajkumar Bhubonsana has been chosen for the award in recognition for his poetry compendium titled “Kellaba Unasing” (Fallen Leaves) published on 2014. The Manipuri State Award for Literature was instituted by the Government of Manipur in 2008 to honour Manipuri writers and recognise their contributions to Manipuri Literature.Read More

Governor releases ‘Leina ga Nungthang ga’

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 20, 2019: For the empowered women of the state, the need of the hour is to give due recognition to their talents and abilities, said Manipur governor Najma Heptulla at the release function of the documentary film entitled ‘Leina ga Nungthang ga (Petals and Hammar)’ organised by Resource- a Community Development Initiative, Manipur at Raj Bhavan, here on Monday. The governor said Manipur is widely known for its rich culture heritage, arts and traditions. The state’s unique handloom and handicrafts is a testament to the 4000Read More

Police crush noisy silencers

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 20, 2019: Twenty-two modified noisy exhaust motorcycle silencers were crushed using rollers by police at the premises of the Singjamei police station on Tuesday. The silencers were demolished for violation of Supreme Courts’ order and motor vehicle Act. They were seized during drives conducted under the Singjamei Police jurisdiction since May. The modified silencers were uninstalled and seized with the consent of the owner during the drive. Supreme Court order directs to ban such type of silencers and to fine those who are against the order. The law-breakers wereRead More

Police team to be rewarded for busting drug factory

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 20, 2019: The Thoubal police team led by superintendent of police Dr. S. Ibomcha, who recently busted a drug factory at Lilong and seized around 185 kg of heroin worth around Rs 166 crore in the international market, will be rewarded. This was announced by Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on the occasion of Sadbhavana Diwas, the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, held at 1st MR Banquet hall on Tuesday. The chief minister also instructed DGP L.M. Khaute, who was present at theRead More

CM Biren launches his personnel website

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 20, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday launched his personal website, www.nbirensingh.com at a solemn function held at his secretariat. The website contains chief minister’s profile, latest information, achievements, works, photo gallery and video gallery etc. The website also has a contact page wherein people may post their complaints and grievances to the Grievance Cell of the chief minister’s secretariat. Prizes for the Sangai Photo Festival Competition, 2018 held as part of the Manipur Sangai Festival, 2018 was also distributed by the chief ministerRead More

Rs 2, 900 crores sanctioned under Jal Jeevan mission

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 19, 2019: The New Development Bank has approved and sanctioned an amount of around Rs. 2900 crores for executing the Jal Jeevan Mission of the Jal Shakti ministry, said Manipur chief minister N.Biren Singh at the inaugural function of the Augmentation of Water Supply Scheme for Thoubal (Waithoupat), Thoubal district on Monday. The state government has already taken steps for the conservation and restoration of water bodies and wetlands of the state. A total of around Rs. 22-25 lakhs has been earmarked in the budget forRead More

Government is making possible efforts to arrest culprits: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 19, 2019: The state government is making all possible efforts to arrests the culprits said Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh clarifying on the death a class VII girl student in Imphal. The chief made his statement at the inaugural function of the Augmentation of Water Supply Scheme for Thoubal (Waithoupat), Thoubal district on Monday The student was found death in the dormitory of the school boarding on July 18. The joint action committee (JAC) formed in connection with the ‘mysterious’ death of the student, students,Read More

Two Manipur artistes receive Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar award

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August, 19, 2019: Manju Elangbam and A. Aneshori Devi received Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar, 2018 in the field of Manipuri dance and traditional and folk dance respectively in a presentation ceremony held at Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, Imphal.  “The art and culture of Manipur is second to none in India and that we must ensure for the survival of rich art and culture heritage,” said Manipur governor Dr. Najma Heptulla at the ceremony was organized by Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi. The governor congratulated the Bismillah KhanRead More

JNIMS doctors take mass casual leave over suspension

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 19, 2019: Doctors of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Manipur under the umbrella of Teachers’ Association (TA), JNIMS took mass causal leave on Monday and demonstrated on the institute campus to protest against suspension of Dr. T. Nimmi, senior resident of obstetrics and gynaecology department over the death of a patient in the hospital. The senior resident was suspended immediately by the government following death of a 27 years old patient from Sekta Makha Leikai on August 14 in the hospital. The patient diedRead More

INA complex will be upgraded soon: Biren

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, August 18, 2019: The state government is putting in serious efforts to develop Indian National Army (INA) complex as a world-class tourist destination considering its historic importance, said Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday at the launch of Manipur Thinkers Forum at INA Memorial Hall, Moirang in Bishunpur district. The government is working on expansion of INA Complex and to upgrade its infrastructures to world-class standard with the help from the Central Government to attract tourists from all over the world, the chief ministerRead More

AR archers from Manipur and Nagaland shine in China

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 18, 2019: Three archers of Assam Rifles Archery team trained by 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) have bagged five Gold, three Silver and one Bronze medals at the recently concluded World Police and Fire Games held in Chengdu, China from August 9 to 18. Two male archers Rifleman G. Robert Sharma, who hails from Manipur, clinched three Gold medals in the Compound bow archery events while Rifleman Z Demo, a resident of Nagaland, bagged one Gold, one Silver and oneRead More

Three minors including two girls rescued from trafficking

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 18, 2019: The Manipur Alliance for Child Rights (MACR) and Child Rights and You (CRY) extended heartfelt gratitude to Manipur Police and its entire member partner who took different roles and succeeded in the rescue of two young girls and a young boy hailing from Bishnupur district of Manipur. A press statement released by MACR stated that on August 16, one of MACR partner informed that two girls of ages 14 and 15 years and a 9-year old boy from Bishnupur were missing since Thursday night fromRead More

Biren expresses grave concern of illegal migration and drugs issues

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 18, 2019: The government has taken up necessary steps to check on illegal migration and drugs issues, Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh said in the midst of arrests of Rohingya and seizure of large quantity of drugs in the state. Biren said his government is seriously concerned about these issues. Illegal migrants could be a serious threat to peaceful existence of indigenous people of the state and sought cooperation from public to come forward in finding out the motive of such illegal migrants. In thisRead More

Drug worth Rs 160 crore seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 18, 2019: Thoubal district police with the assistance of ANJUMAN volunteers on Saturday morning busted a brown sugar factory in Thoubal district and seized suspected heroin brown sugar that would worth about Rs 160 crores. The drug factory was found at the residence of one Moijingmayum Md. Muhammed, 41, at Moijing Awang Leikai near a community hall. The police team seized around 184.64 kg of suspected Heroine brown Sugar. Various items used in the manufacturing the drug including ammonium chloride, lime, equipment and tools wereRead More

Seminar on Yongchak and Agar-wood held

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 17, 2019: A one-day seminar on management of Yongchak (tree bean) and Agar-wood held at Hotel Imphal on Saturday discussed various methods to reduce the mortality of the Yongchak and Agar-wood induction technology. The seminar was organised by the forest department. Forest and environment minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar said number of Yongchak trees is declining due to some disease. He said Yongchak is imported from the neighbouring countries due to high demand, he said that the yongchak grown in the soil of the state has aRead More

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