Manipur celebrates Heikru Hidongba

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 20, 2018: “Heikru Hidongba” festival of Manipur was celebrated on Thursday with “Hiyang Tannaba” a traditional boat race at Sagoband Bijoy Govinda Thangabat (a moat) in Imphal with pomp and gaiety. Manipur governor Dr. Najma Heptulla graced the 240th Heikru- Hidongba celebration as the chief guest. It was organised by Shri Shri Bijoy Govinda Sevayet Committee. Heptulla said it is her second time attending the Heikru Hidongba. The festival is observed by the Meitei community on the eleventh day of the fortnight of Langban month or September ofRead More

Public discourse on Manipur Integrity

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 20, 2018: Public discourse on 213th report of Parliamentary standing committee on home affairs has opposed the report and decided to stand firm for Manipur Integrity. The public gathering was organised by United Committee Manipur at Lamyanba Sanglen Palace Compound at the back drop of possible disintegration of Manipr. It attended by social scientists, scholars and leaders and members of various civil society organisations. The gathering affirmed that the report submitted by Parliamentary standing committee supports Naga people as it is based on wrong data and records.Read More

Manipur government fetes governor

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 20, 2018: Manipur government today feted governor Najma A Heptulla for receiving the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award at a function held at the auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society, Imphal East. Heptulla exhorted the people of Manipur especially youths to make Manipur famous in the world. “I wish all the young people a very bright future. You have the most beautiful state which I call the God’s Own Paradise, which is not discovered by the world yet. We have to make the world discover it,” saidRead More

Uncle killer sentenced to life imprisonment

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 20, 2018:  The session judge, Imphal West today awarded life sentence to one 41 years old Khulem Jiten who was convicted for murdering his own uncle Khulem Krishnamohan and attempting to murder another uncle Khulem Priyobarta in the evening of June 30, 2015. The sentence was announced today in the open court after Jiten was convicted on September. The court has also sentenced Jiten to rigorous imprisonment of 10 years for attempt to murder and another seven years for misusing his license guns. The courtRead More

Andro people performs Langbal Lam-haiba

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 20, 2018: Villagers of Andro of Manipur’s Imphal East district have a unique traditional ritual of inviting ancestors’ soul and offer them food, flowers and fruits as annual observation. The offering is made paying tribute to the ancestral heavenly souls. The ritual is practiced on the first Sunday of the traditional month Langban. For this season it was held on September 16. The ritual called Langbal Lam-haiba begins with preparation of floor space for the souls to land to enjoy the offering. Naharup Pana ShangRead More

U-17 FC Imphal City team leaves Imphal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal,  September 20, 2018: Works minister and Manipur government spokesperson Thongam Biswajit Singh today flagged off a 20-member FC Imphal City team at Kangla gate for the 16th Administrator’s Challenge Cup All India Football Tournament U-17 (Boys) – 2018, youth affairs and sports, Chandigarh. The tournament will be played from 21st September to 30th September. Biswajit said the approval for establishment of a sports university in the state is the Centre’s acknowledgement of the state sportspersons’ performances, talents and activities. “The present government at the Centre has acknowledgedRead More

IGAR calls on governor

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 20, 2018: Major general K P Singh, YSM, Inspector General Assam Rifles called on Manipur governor Dr  Najama Heptulla, yesterday. The governor appreciated the efforts made by Assam Rifles in maintaining a peaceful environment in the state which is very well evident from the reduced presence and hold of prominent UG outfits in the state. She credited Assam rifles for the prevailing peace situation in the state and attributed its improved social condition to the meaningful civic action activities undertaken by the force for upliftment ofRead More

First chopper service in Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 19, 2018: Manipur has got a civil helicopter service with its launching flight taking off from Imphal International Airport carrying chief minister N. Biren Singh and his ministers to Jiribam. The Imphal-Jiribam helicopter service will operate daily except Sundays and holidays. The helicopter service is provided by Pawan Hans. The chopper has 13 passengers seat. There will be four flights, two each from Imphal and Jiribam. The flight will depart from Imphal at 9 am and 2:30 pm and from Jiribam it will depart at 9:50Read More

Police arrest mastermind of Rohingya trafficking

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 19, 2018: Manipur police has today arrested one mastermind of Rohingya Muslim trafficking along with his wife. The couple, Rashid Ali, 51 and Khulakpam Tahir Begum were arrested from Yairipok Ningthounai Sabal Leikai. Police says Rashid and his wife have been absconding since May 1. They were involved in trafficking of four Rohingya Muslims including one lady in connection with an FIR lodged against one Takhellambam Gobin Singh who was arrested on May 1. Gobin in his earlier statement disclosed the police that he transported Rohingya Muslims 5-6Read More

Drug trafficker arrested with “881” tablets

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 19, 2018: Officers of the Customs Preventive Force, Moreh, led by the Superintendent CPF detected a huge quantity of amphetamine tablets 30,000 (thirty thousand) having trade mark “881” total weighing 3 kgs. According to a statement released by assistant commissioner R.K. Darendrajit Singh one person, David Doungel aged about 32 years, son of Shigil Doungel, residence of N. Chajang of Saikul sub division, Kangpokpi district has been arrested in this connection. The seized contraband drug and the arrested person was intercepted at about 10.30 am, nearRead More

Manipur to introduce Anti mob violence bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 19, 2018: Manipur state Cabinet has today decided to introduce the Manipur Mob Violence Control and Prohibition Bill in the State Legislative Assembly soon. The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting held for the first time at Jiribam district Headquarters. It was the fifth Cabinet meeting held outside the state capital. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, works minister and government spokesperson Th. Biswajit said the rate of awarding instant punishment by mob without any fair trial is increasing day by day in the state. AsRead More

Seminar on Home Stays & Sustainable Tourism

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 19, 2018: A seminar on Home Stays and Sustainable Tourism was held today at Sangai Hall, Hotel Imphal. The seminar was organized by Manipur Tourism as a part of ‘Paryatan Parv 2018’ celebration. Director, Manipur Tourism, W. Ibohal Singh said the department was in the process of preparing guidelines of home stay for the state in line with the guidelines issued by the ministry of tourism. The department was also planning to provide training to the registered home stay owners and district wise awareness regarding importanceRead More

MU vice-chancellor Pandey suspended

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 18, 2018: Ministry of human resource development, department of higher education has indefinitely suspended Manipur University vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey The ministry had on Monday suspended Pandey in an order issued by deputy secretary to the government of India Surat Singh. The suspension order stated that due to a long-drawn agitation against Pandey, by the students and teachers in the Campus of the Manipur University, the University was in a state of turmoil. The government of Manipur has informed that against Pandey has led to serious law and order problemRead More

Biren promises Rs 9.12 crore worth water supply at Kakching Khunou

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 18, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has today promised to present a water supply scheme to Kakching Khunou people of Kakching district that will be soon constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 9.12 crore. He made the announcement during a Go to Village camp at Kakching Khunou. Detailed project report of the project had already been submitted and the sanction order is being awaited, Biren said. Considering the inconvenience faced by the people of the area at the time of medical emergency, theRead More

Bamboo day observation underway

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 18, 2018: A two-day World Bamboo Day was kicked off today with a Bamboo rally from Kanga, Manipur heritage site till Singjamei community hall where bamboo enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the occasion. Local bamboo products ranging from marketing bags, decorative, cycles, lamps, kitchen wares and furniture were displayed in crafts fair opened in connection with the  bamboo day. Manipur Speaker Yumnam  Khemchand who attended as chief guest said Bamboo products are of great demand outside the state. If we promote bamboo crafts people and the industryRead More

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