Groups demand ‘immediate’ withdrawal of Citizenship Bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 17, 2019: Various groups today staged sit-in in different parts of Imphal demanding “immediate” withdrawal of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that was recently passed in the Lok Sabha. Street Vendors, auto and van runners and shopkeepers serving at Khuman Lampak area of Imphal staged sit-in at Khuman Lampak shutting down their services for the day. “We oppose the citizenship bill. The influx that would result out of the bill will swallow the original settlers of Manipur and North-East states.The bill should not be passed in theRead More

Guns recovered

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 17, 2019: Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) today recovered weapons of foreign origin from area near Khudengthabi in Indo-Maynamar border district Tengnoupal. The seizure came after seizing a huge cache of contraband drug worth Rs 5.78 crores on January 13. Assam Rifles is committed in ensuring that no weapon, contraband or illegal items enter into the state, a statement released by Assam Rifles said. At around 3:30 pm while carrying out area domination around area Khudengthabi – PillarRead More

Lok Sabha to poll in 2,861 stations of Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 17, 2019: In the upcoming Lok Sabha Election, 2019, voters across Manipur will exercise their franchise at 2,861 polling stations out of which 603 are in the urban and 2,258 in the rural areas. A total of 19,30,912 photo electoral rolls have been registered for the 60 assembly constituencies of the state, out of which 9,39,926 are male, 9,90,960 are female and 26 are third gender voters. This is for the first time that trans-genders have done registration. The number of male voters has increased toRead More

Poppy plantation expected 1680 kg opium destroyed

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 17, 2019: In continuation of drive against poppy plantation a joint team of NAB, NCB, Imphal East and Imphal West district police, Kangpokpi district police, 5th IRB, 38 AR and SDO Lhungtin led by SP, NAB and ASP, NAB conducted poppy destruction drive at Waichai village, Hangoipat village, Tengkonphai and Makeng village under Kangpokpi district, Saikul PS in which poppy plantation of about 240 acres were destroyed. The plantation would have yielded 1680 kg of opium.

Mayang Langjing and Awang Khunou get health centres

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 17, 2019: Two Primary Health Sub Centres (PHSC), one each at Mayang Langjing and Awang Khunou in Imphal West was today inaugurated by health minister L. Jayantakumar Singh. He also laid foundation stone for the construction of Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Salam. Jayantakumar said heath sector is one of the most essential components of human service. With the changing of the nature there have been many new diseases. This is really a challenge to mankind. To meet this new challenge the health department need toRead More

ASER report says government schools are far behind to private schools

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 17, 2019: Annual Status of Education (ASER) Report 2018 released on January 15 at New Delhi indicates that government schools are far behind the private schools qualitatively and quantitatively. ASER is a household survey that assesses foundational skills like reading and arithmetic of children in the age group 5 to 16 years. ASER surveyed nine districts of Manipur in which 270 villages, 5104 households, 7802 children (age 3-16), were surveyed by 200 volunteers with the help of 9 partner organisations. ASER is felicitated by Pratham EducationRead More

Attempt to burn Modi’s effigy foiled

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 16, 2019: Police foiled attempts to burn the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by volunteers of Manipur Muslim Welfare Organisation (MMWO) in Imphal East today. The attempt to burn the effigy was made demanding withdrawal of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that was passed in Lok Sabha on January 7. When the MMWO volunteers tried to burn the effigy of the Prime Minister some police personnel in civil dress snatched the effigies and ran away. Tension arose when the members tried to chase the police personnel.Read More

CM Biren Inaugurates women market at Chandel

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 16, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh today inaugurated newly constructed women’s market at Chandel district headquarters. This visit was the third visit of the chief minister to the district headquarters and his first visit to any hill district headquarters of this year. In a function organised by Chandel District Administration at Japhou Bazaar  Biren also inaugurated projects like drinking water revival scheme, boys’ hostel of Maha Union Higher Secondary School and boys’ hostel of Larong High School apart from laying foundation stones for upgradationRead More

Manipur statehood Polo Tournament on January 17

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 16, 2019: The 4th Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo Tournament, 2019 will be held during January 17 to 21 at Mapal Kangjeibung, Imphal, tourism director W. Ibohal Singh informed during a press conference held today at Sangai Hall, Hotel Imphal. Ibohal, welcoming the participating teams from different countries, said organising such polo tournament was a great privilege of the state to promote the game to different parts of the world. The tournament would also help Manipur Tourism in highlighting the rich culture and tourism potential of the StateRead More

Chakaan Gaan-Ngai festival curtain raiser

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 16, 2019: Manipur governor Najma Heptulla today opened the curtain raiser ceremony of the state level Gaan-Ngai Festival to be held on January 19 at Chingmeirong. This was the first ever in the history that the curtain raiser of the Gaan-Ngai festival is celebrated with the governor at the Raj Bhavan. The event was organised by the State Level Gaan-Ngai Celebration Committee, Manipur in collaboration with the Tingkao Ragwang Chapriak Phuam. “We must remember our cultural roots and practice our cultural tradition regardless of the achievementsRead More

3 Day Festival of Dance Drama underway

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 16, 2019: A 3-day Festival of Dance Drama was today inaugurated by Manipur governor Dr. Najma Heptulla  who is also the chairman of Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur DanceAcademy (JNMDA) at the auditorium of the academy here. The function was presided by vice-chairman of JNMDA professor H. Tombi Singh. Heptulla said she is privileged to have the opportunity of witnessing the Dance-Drama “Shakuntala” choreographed by late W. Lokendrajit Singh, a renowned choreographer of Manipur on the occasion of completing 43 years of the production unit of JNMDA.Read More

Protestors clash police at Khwairamband

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 15, 2019. Khwairamband Bazar of Imphal City today witness confrontation between police and large students and women who were protesting against the passing of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 on January 7. Police tried to disperse the demonstrators who began their rally at the Bazar. The protestors confronted with the police forces near Congress Bhawan gate at around 12:30 pm in which the police forces snatched the banners used by the protestors and several mock bombs were hurled to disperse the protestors. The protestors too plated stonesRead More

Nine political parties resolve to continue agitation until withdrawal of Citizenship bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 15, 2019: Nine political parties today resolved to continue agitation until the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed in Lok Sabha is withdrawn will oppose the attempt to pass the bill in Rajya Sabha. CPI, CPI (M); RSP; Forward Block; NCP, AAP, PRAJA, JDS and BSP took part in the convention. State secretary, CPI, Manipur, L. Sotinkumar said chief minister, N. Biren has stated after a cabinet decision that Manipur People Protection Bill, 2018 will overcome the citizenship bill and Manipur will not be affected Manipur thoughRead More

Biren attends 440 complaints

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 15, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh today attended to 440 complaints and met nearly 1300 people on the combined Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day held at the Durbar Hall of chief minister’s secretariat. Huge number of people gathered at the chief minister secretariat gate since early morning to obtain entry pass. Officials of health department and JNIMS were there to attend to the people, who seek medical assistance, reimbursement and health care in government medical hospitals. Other departments including minority, other backward classes andRead More

MPP protests against Citizenship bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 14, 2019: Manipur Peoples’ Party (MPP) today took out a rally in Imphal protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed in Lokshabha on January 7. MPP president Oinam Jugindro Singh said MPP always stands against the controversial bill. The bill should not be accepted by Rajya Sabha. It will give a huge blow to the indigenous people of the North East states as the bill seeks to legalize shelter to the non-indigenous people from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The rally led by Jugindro was setRead More

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