Manipur flood situation improves

-51,689 victims evacuated Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 18, 2018: The flood situation in some parts of the state is improving although some areas are still inundated under flood water. The government of Manipur is using all its machineries towards extending maximum help to the flood victims and is keeping a strict vigil to control the situation both in the hills and the valley. The government on June 13, 2018 announced holiday on account of the sudden flood in the state which has affected large number of people both living inRead More

Gathering on the Great June Uprising day affirms to stand united

Pothashang News Srvice: Imphal, June 18, 2018 : People in Thousands today paid floral tribute to the 18 sons of the soil who sacrificed their lives during a mass agitation in June 2001 and held a public gathering to safeguard the territorial and emotional integrity of Manipur. Eighteen agitators were killed when police reacted on protestors who went on burning the state Assembly building, chief minister’s office building and some of the government office buildings. People from all sections of the society took part on the Great June Uprising dayRead More

Staff and individuals donated to relief fund

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 18, 2018: The Imphal Finance Co- operative Thrift and Credit Society staffs and its managing director, W.Guneshwar Singh and dean of Central Agriculture University, professor Joykumar Laishram together donated Rs. 81,000 to flood relief fund at Raj Bhavan today. The staff of Imphal Finance Co- operative Thrift and Credit Society donated Rs. 61,000, Rs. 10,000 by its managing director and another Rs.10,000 by the Dean of CAU. . Governor Najma Heptulla expressed her happiness over the donation and appealed to the people at large withinRead More

MSRAM provides medical aid to flood victims

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 18, 2018: Medical and Sales Representatives’ Association of Manipur (MSRAM) today organised a free health camp at the flood relief camps of Nongmebung, Imphal East. The health camp covers Noimeibung Pung Mathak, Eastern Students Club community hall, Nongmeibung Primary School and Chakpram Leirak and Ayangpali area. Around 300 persons were facilitated by the health camp with medicines, which was headed by Dr. Tulsidas from RIMS.

Biren asks Rajnath for flood assistance

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 17, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday said he had talked on phone with Union home minister Rajnath Singh and briefed about the current flood situation in the state and asked the home minister to extend immediate flood assistance for the flood victims of the state. The chief minister said this to reporters when he visited Maiba Khul and Mongjam village of Imphal East district and met the flood victims of the area. He also inspected the Flood Relief Camps which are being opened at MaibaRead More

All set for Unity Day observation

– urges for no disturbance Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 17, 2018:  The Great June Uprising, Unity Day observation committee is all set to observe the unity day tomorrow at Kekrupat in Imphal East. The observation committee has appealed all not to disturb the June 18 observation. It urges the people of Manipur to participate in the occasion by refraining from daily duties. In the meantime, t has been reported that the United Naga Council has imposed 12-hour bandh along the national and district highways in “Naga areas” in Manipur on June 18, demanding early settlements of NagaRead More

Health minister launches measures against flood born diseases

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 16, 2018: Health minister L. Jayantakumar today launched measures to fight against water born diseases at flood affected areas in valley districts of Manipur. He announced that he would visit and monitor all the flood affected districts to organise health camps. He made the announcement when he visited flood affected area of Keishamthong in Imphal West. He distributed essential items including rice and pulses to the flood victims of Keishamthong. He thanked the civil society organisations for giving assistance to flood victims. He said theRead More

State leaders greet on Eid-ul-Fitr

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 15, 2018: Governor Najma Heptulla today greeted the people of Manipur ‘especially to the Muslim brethren’ on the ocassion of the Eid-ul-Fitr . Najama in her greetings said this holy festival follows the Ramadan period and it is celebrated in the spirit of peace, love and universal brotherhood. The message of the Eid-ul-Fitr is relevant today more than ever when there is mistrust and turmoil all around, she added. “Let us celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with a firm fath in the almighty….while celebrating the festival. Let usRead More

Governor announces to donate one day salary for flood victims

— No Eid celebration tomorrow, says Najma Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 15, 2018: Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla has announced donation of her one day salary and that of her staff to the Governor Relief fund for flood victims. The governor said for the Raj Bhavan, Ied-ul-Fitr will not be celebrated tomorrow considering the grim situation that affected large number of people. However, she announced that they have decided to organize it on June 19 for the Raj Bhavan and will invite the people. Speaking to media at Raj Bhavan today, theRead More

Flood relief assistance of Rs 3.2 crore released

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 14, 2018: Manipur government has released an immediate relief assistance of Rs. 3.2 crore for the flood affected families of the areas reeling under flash flood. It is estimated that about 1.5 lakh families affected while more than 12 thousand houses are damaged in 150 villages due to heavy rainfall and flash flood that has been lashing Manipur state for past one week. State government has also announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 5.00 lakhs to each of 5 persons who lost their lives due toRead More

State leaders greet for Eid-ul-Fitr

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 14, 2018: Chief minister, Nongthombam Biren Singh today greeted the people of Manipur especially the Muslim on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. In his message the chief minister said Eid-ul-Fitr marks the culmination of Ramzan and highlights the spirit of sacrifice and the joy sharing and reflects the true spirit of composite culture of Manipur. Bireh wished that the noble ideals of Eid-ul-Fitr enriches lives with peace, prosperity and harmony, and unite all in the spirit of brotherhood. Deputy chief minister, Y. Joykumar also wished the peopleRead More

Governor declares two more flood holidays

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, Jun 14, 2018: Governor Najma Heptulla today declared holidays on Thursday and Friday for all government offices and educational institutions including public sector undertakings, corporations, and autonomous bodies in all the valley districts under the government of Manipur on account of the prevailing flood situation in the state. Yesterday was also declared holiday. Police department, fire service, water resource, health and family welfare departments and hospitals, revenue department, PWD, PHED, municipalities, deputy commissioners and SDOs offices are not included. The declaration came after announcing ‘Alert of flood and landslide’ predicting thatRead More

Relief materials distributed in Bishnupur

Pothashang New Service: Bishnupur, June 14, 2018: Deputy commissioner Pawan Yadav provided relief materials including rice, oil, pulses and other items to the flood affected people sheltered in 3 different camps. He was assisted by ADC, N. Gojendro Meitei, SDC, Sanasam Dhiren, CMO Ng. Jayenta Singh and other officials from the district administration. The DC has also advised the general public not to venture out to any water sources and to remain alert at all times to minimize losses occurring due to the rain. He also issued instructions to the District Disaster ManagementRead More

Flood cripples life in Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, Jun 13, 2018: Following mass flood in Manipur valley and landslides in Manipur hills the state government has announced holiday for all government offices and educational institutions including public sector undertakings, corporations, and autonomous bodies under the government of Manipur with effect from today. Police department, fire service, water resource, health and family welfare departments and hospitals, revenue department, PWD, PHED, municipalities, deputy commissioners and SDOs offices are not included. The announcement came after a night the state announced ‘Alert of flood and landslide’ predicting thatRead More

Girls in Aviation Day held

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 13, 2018:  Governor of Manipur, Dr. Najma Heptulla on Wednesday said professional words should not be gender identified and as such professions should not have different names by gender. She was addressing at the celebration of “Girls in Aviation Day” organized by Women in Aviation International (WAI) India Chapter and Lockheed Martin at Classic Grande, Chingmeirong, Imphal East today. She said women and girls should be trained in every field including those considered mainly as domain of men and such celebration of “Girls in Aviation Day”Read More

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