Government trying to provide horticulture based alternative livelihood to poppy growers: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 18, 2019: Manipur government is trying to provide alternative livelihood, based on horticulture farming, to poppy growers said Manipur chief minister N.Biren Singh as he inaugurated constructed building of directorate of horticulture and soil conservation at Sanjenthong, Imphal East on Thursday. Biren said large scale destruction of forest cover due to poppy cultivation leads to environment degradation and climate change. The chief minister said the state needs to focus on some specific items like pineapple, lemon, orange, ginger and yongchak (tree beans) etc., which areRead More

IMC gets an administrator

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 17, 2019: State has appointed Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) to continue routine work of the municipal council after it was suspended for misappropriation of funds. MAHUD (Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development) mnister Thounaojam Shyamkumar on Tuesday announced the appointment of Ksh. Lemba Singh, joint secretary, MAHUD as the new administrator. The announcement came a day after IMC was suspended for a period of six months citing various irregularities. Shyamkumar told reporters that legal action will be taken against the shop and building owners located withinRead More

Khurai people calls off Indefinite general strike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 16, 2019: People organisations of Khurai assembly constituency including JAC against bomb blast at Khurai Sajor Leikai has called off its indefinite general strike which was to be launched from 6am of July 17. Convener of JAC against bomb blast at Khurai Sajor Leikai, Ch. Usharanjan in a press conference held on Tuesday said the six local bodies including Fair price shop committee, JAC against the bomb blast at Khurai Sajor Leikai, Khurai Kendra Development Committee, Islamic Development Association, Khomidok Social Development Club and Khomidok DevelopmentRead More

State distributes prizes to meritorious students

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 16, 2019: Department of Education (Schools) and Board of Secondary Education, Manipur (BOSEM) organised the annual prize distribution ceremony for the years 2018 and 2019 in presence of chief minister N. Biren Singh at City Convention Centre, Palace Compound, Imphal East on Tuesday. In all, 209 awards were distributed today, out of which 125 awards were under BOSEM while another 84 were incentive awards instituted by the department of education (S). Biren said education is the backbone of the society and giving good education toRead More

RD & PR minister instructs officials to strengthen MGNREGS implementation

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 16, 2019: Rural Development and Panchayati Raj mnister Thongam Biswajit Singh has instructed officials of the department to strengthen the implementation of the MGNREGS in the state so as to achieve 100 man-days at the earliest. Chairing a review meeting of the various schemes implemented under the department today at the conference hall of his office,  Biswajit stressed at length on the importance of the scheme. He said the scheme aims at generating employment for the rural unemployed youth and as such is an importantRead More

Biren calls to collectively fight to root out drug menace

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 16, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh handed over the Chief Minister’s Commendation Certificates and Incentive Awards to 59 police officers and Personnel on at the award distribution ceremony in connection with seizure of drugs by Manipur Police held at Banquet Hall of 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles on Tuesday. “We must fight collectively to root out the drug menace from the state,” Biren said. The drug menace will have an adverse affect in the present and future generation. In the last two years, 965 personsRead More

IMC suspended for 6 months

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 16, 2019: Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) has been suspended for six months with effect from Monday for financial irregularities and abuse of power. A suspension order was issued by the joint secretary, Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD), Ksh. Lemba Singh on behalf of the Governor. The order said, “Upon lapses committed by IMC, the government is of the opinion that IMC is not competent to perform its duties and has exceeded and abused its powers”. The government had examined the report of the local fund audit dated JanuaryRead More

Missing girl found lifeless

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 15, 2019: The missing girl who has been untraceable since July 12 was found lifeless  on Tuesdat at Iril River between Angom Leikai and Moiranpurel Sajeb in Imphal East. Th. Babythoi Chanu, 12, daughter of Birjit Singh of Phaknung Awang Leikai, Imphal East was drawned along the river at about 12.08 pm. It was informed to the concern police station. After the body was recovered by police personnel and on spot verification Thokchom Joychandra ,24, son of Thokchom Norendro who is the cousin brother of theRead More

Six bodies caution indefinite general strike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 15, 2019: Six bodies of Khurai assembly constituency have cautioned to initiate indefinite general strike from 6 am of July 17 if the 5-month pending rice for the constituency is not distributed by July 16. The local bodies were the JAC against the bomb blast of Khurai Sajor Leikai, Khurai Kendra Development Committee, Islamic Development Association, Khomidok Social Development Club and Khomidok Development Association Meira Paibi. President of fair price shop (FPS) committee, Khurai, Md. Basirudin in a press conference held on Monday at Khurai saidRead More

Liquor worth over Rs 20 lakh seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 14, 2019: A combined team of Patsoi police and Narcotics Affairs and Border (NAB) seized Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) including beer worth Rs. 20.9 lakhs and disposed on Sunday with local Meira Paibis at the complex of the police station. The liquors was seized on Friday at about 9.20 pm by the team in front of Patsoi police station from a truck bearing registration number MN01Q 2056. The name of the truck driver is Phanjoubam Dhanabanta Singh, 47, son of Ph. Khogendro Singh of Andro.Read More

IED at school

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 14, 2019: An improvised explosive device (IED) was found on Saturday morning at the gate of Imphal Public School, Canchipur. The bomb was found by the school chowkidar of the school L. Jayenta at about 9.20 when he came out for cleaning. Jayenta said he went out on the previous night to buy medicine. At that time nothing was there. “When I got out today morning at school gate I saw a plastic bag and instantly informed the school authority. The authority informed Singjamei policeRead More

Moreh bandh over killing UKLF commander

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 14, 2019: The Civil Societies of Moreh, Hill Tribal Council (HTC), Kuki Women Union and Human Rights (K WU&HR), Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO-MB), and Moreh Youth Club (MYC) imposed 24-hour bandh at the border town Moreh over killing of a person who is saud to be Moreh town commander of United Kuki Liberation Front (UKLF). He was John Gangte, 34. The bandh began at 5 pm of Saturday to continue till 5 pm of the next day. The organisations in a press statement strongly condemn the “brutal” Read More

Free Acupuncture camp in Imphal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 13, 2019: Dr Kala Nature Cure and Yoga Health Centre is launching yet another edition of 10-day Free Acupuncture Camp on July 14 (Tuesday) at its Konung Mamang centre in Imphal. The free-service camp will provide its service during 10 am – 3 pm everyday. This is  the fifth edition of the exclusive Acupuncture camp organised with the motive to ease the pain and suffering of the patients who are on medication for years and fed up of taking harmful drugs. Acupuncture is very effectiveRead More

Indian army recovers large cache of arms and ammunitions of NSCN  (I-M)

Pothashng News Service: Imphal, July 12, 2019: Indian army has recovered large cache of arms and ammunitions from Tamenglong district of Manipur. Recoveries included four rifles, two grenade launchers and large quantities of ammunition and other warlike stores. The recovery also included incriminating documents, diaries and other administrative stores of NSCN (I-M). Commander, 59 Mountain Division Brigadier Ravroop Singh told reporters here on Friday that regular intelligence inputs were being received over a prolonged period of time, regarding presence of some insurgents belonging to NSCN (I-M) in the remote jungleRead More

Agriculture minister visits community nurseries sites

Imphal, July 11, 2019 (DIPR):  Agriculture, Vety & AH Minister V. Hangkhanlian said  that the Agriculture Department will not keep shortage of  the requirements of fertilizers for the farmers of Manipur as there are sufficient buffer stock. Fertilizers will be given after submission of land patta and Aadhar cards by the farmers so that the fertilizers reach the targeted beneficiaries, by checking the process of distribution. The Minister stated this to the media  while he was on a visit to the Community Nursery seeding sites at Khundrakpam, in Imphal east,Read More

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