Mahabali Monkeys having great time in lockdown

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, 9 April, 2020:- While we humans are on the receiving end due to the 21 days national lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak, tribes of monkey in Manipur’s capital Imphal are living their life to the fullest. Simians living in the Mahabali forest on the Imphal river bank in Imphal are having pleasing times with no more human disturbances as the Mahabali temple located here was also closed for devotees due to the outbreak. While, people are struggling to get everyday requirements, the simians are having theirRead More

MHA writes to states to ensure availability of essential commodities

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 9, 2020: As part of maintaining smooth supply of essential items in the country, Union home secretary, Ajay Kumar Bhalla has written to all state chief secretaries to take urgent steps to ensure availability of essential goods, by invoking provisions of the Essential Commodities (EC) Act 1955. These measures include fixing of stock limits, capping of prices, enhancing production, inspection of accounts of dealers and other such actions, a press release from ministry of home affairs said on Wednesday. There have been reports of loss ofRead More

Government of India regularly monitors Covid-19 containment measures taken up across nation

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 9, 2020: Government of India is taking several steps along with the states/Union territorues for the prevention, containment and management of Covid-19 in the country. These are being regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level, a press release from the ministry of health and family welfare said on Wednesday. Government is focussing on ensuring the uniform implementation of effective lockdown measures by the states/Union territories and good adherence in practicing social distancing by citizens which will help in successfully battling Covid-19 contagion. A seriesRead More

PM interacts with leaders of political parties

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 9, 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday interacted with floor leaders of political parties in Parliament, via video conference. Prime Minister said the entire world is currently facing the grave challenge of Covid-19, adding that the present situation is an epoch changing event in mankind’s history and we must evolve to counter its impact. He praised the efforts of state governments working together with the Centre in this fight against the pandemic. He noted that the country has witnessed constructive and positive politics through theRead More

Online classes for PGs underway

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 8, 2020: Online classes for postgraduate students in respect of Dhanamanjuri University and 6th Semester of Manipur Technical University have already started,  education minister Dr. Thokchom Radheshyam said on Wednesday. Extra classes for students belonging to lower classes from Class I – XII will be conducted during the summer vacation, the minister said. Radheshyam was addressing the reporters at his office chamber at New Secretariat, Imphal. He highlighted the steps and measures taken up by the government to address the concerns arising due to shutdownRead More

Manipur government serves 7 days ultimatum to employees to surrender NFSA cards

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 8, 2020: Manipur government has directed government employees to surrender National Food Security Act, 2013 cards within seven days from Wednesday warning that the state government will take disciplinary action if failed to surrender the cards within the week. A notification served by the state home department on Wednesday said the data available with the ministry of consumer affairs and food and public distribution, Government of India indicates that 88.56% of rural and 85.75% of urban population (based on 2011-12 NSSO Data) of Manipur isRead More

292 lockdown violators detained

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 8, 2020: In continuation of police action against lockdown violators Manipur Police has detained 292 Covid-19 lockdown violators along with 141 vehicles on Wednesday. The lockdown violators were produced before the concern Magistrates and imposed fines of Rs 25,000. The police department appeals to the public to follow the advice and guidelines issued by the government and stay indoors for their own safety and safety of the public. The police department will continue to enforced strictly the lockdown/ curfew in the days to come, saidRead More

Minister Nemcha announces ex-gratia of Rs 500 for NSAP pensioners

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 08, 2020: Manipur social welfare minister Nemcha Kipgen on Wednesday announced that ex-gratia of Rs 500 under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) will be disbursed for the beneficiaries of Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS), Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS) and Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS) under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) to help them fight the battle against Covid-19. The funds will be released through Direct Benefit Transfers to the respective bank accounts of the beneficiaries. ToRead More

CM Biren releases music video on Covid-19 awareness

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 8, 2020: A music video based on Coronovirus awareness entitled ‘Akiba Laanda Amani’ was released by Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Wednesday. Biren praised the efforts of music fraternity and different sections of the society in creating awareness regarding Coronovirus. The music video was produced with a view to create awareness among the general public of government advisories on Coronovirus and important messages of Stay Home, Stay Safe, Wash Hands regularly, Maintain Social Distancing etc, said Narendra Ningomba, the song lyricist. The albumRead More

Covid-19 suspect Manipur girl who travelled China tests negative

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 8, 2020:  A 23 years old female, resident of Singhat, Churachandpur district of Manipur who travelled China has been tested negative of Covid-19. She was tested for Covid-19 at Virus Research and Diagnostic Laboratory of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal. She left China on February 28 and reached Manipur on the April 6 through Myanmar. She is now kept under observation in the isolation ward of RIMS while her family members are kept under facility quarantine at Churachandpur, said a statement released byRead More

CM’s Covid-19 Relief Fund continues to receive donations 

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 7, 2020: Donations to CM’s Covid-19 Relief Fund is coming from different sections of the society. Bharat Vikas Parishad, Manipur State donated Rs 100,000, Union of Association of Manipur Writers donated Rs 100,000, Ameishing Luikham, Member, Manipur Lokayukta donated Rs. 100,000, Macha Leima, Palace Compound    donated Rs. 50,000, Manipur Chamber of Commerce and Industry donated Rs 400,000, P. Brojen Singh, MLA of Wangjing Tentha AC donated Rs. 100,000, T. Nandakumar Singh, Chairperson, Manipur Lokayukta donated Rs 100,000, Veeriya Shekar donated Rs 200,000 and Manipur RuralRead More

CMST fund released

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 7, 2020: Manipur social welfare minister Nemcha Kipgen on Tuesday announced that funds for Care Giver Allowance to the persons with disabilities under Chief Ministergi Shotharabasingi Tengbang (CMST) have been released through direct benefits transfer. “The funds released are for June 2019 to January 2020 for the year 2019-20. Altogether, 4879 beneficiaries will be receiving the amount in their respective bank accounts,” the minister informed. As safety is prime concern for all during this Covid-19 pandemic, Nemcha Kipgen appealed all the beneficiaries not to rush to banksRead More

Manipur government to transfer money to Manipuris stranded outside the state

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 7, 2020: Manipur chief minister’s secretariat has resolved to transfer a financial assistance of Rs 2, 000 to each person who are stranded outside the state during the Covid-19 lockdown. The sum is to be transferred from the CM’s Covid-19 Relief Fund through to respective bank accounts. Chief minister informing this development on his Facebook post, on Tuesday, urged to refer to www.tengbang.in for details. On the website the chief minister wrote “My dear brothers and sisters, my fellow Manipuris living far and near. It’sRead More

Government will take actions against betel leaves transporters – CM

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 6, 2020: Chief Minister N. Biran Singh said that at least 53 (Fifty Three) bundles of betel leaves were seized and government will take up legal actions against those who had transported it. In a video messages clarifying about the hue and cry on airlifting of betel leaves in the state, he said, betel leaves is not an illegal item and government cannot initiate against those who had airlifted it. However, considering the present situation of lockdown due to COVID-19 state government does not entertainRead More

Manipur governor donates 30% of one year’s salary to PM CARES fund

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 6, 2020: Manipur governor Dr. Najma Heptulla has donated 30% of her salary for one year, starting from April, in the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation Fund (PM CARES Fund) total amount of which is Rs 12,60,000 in view of the impending serious Covid-19 pendamic situation The outbreak of Coronavirus,( Covid-19) pandemic has brought untold miseries to the people of all over the globe in general and our country, in particular. The dreaded pandemie is affecting people of our country andRead More