Manipur descendent in Myanmar leaves for Manipur festival

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 20, 2017: A 20-member team of Myanmar Nationals who are Manipuri descendents left Myanmar today to attend the 10-day Manipur Sangai festival that would begin tomorrow. Sarva Shree Nandan Singh Bhaisora, Consulate General of India, Mandalay flagged-off the team in the afternoon from Mandalay for onward journey towards Imphal, Manipur. The team members are residents of Sagaing and Mandalay region of Myanmar. Indo-Myanmar Association Manipur and Salai Holdings private limited organised the travel programme. During their visit to Manipur the team members will be taken toRead More

Chief minister inspects Sangai Festival venue

Imphal, November 20: Ahead of the grand opening of the biggest tourism festival of the State, ‘Manipur Sangai Festival’ on November 21, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh inspected the preparations going on at Manipur Trade and Expo Centre, Lamboikhongnangkhong in Imphal West District, which is one of the festival venues today. Speaking to reporters, the Chief Minister said that this year’s Manipur Sangai Festival is going to create history because it is being planned to organise in three venues of both hill and valley districts viz. Imphal, Mao and KeibulRead More

Solar silk reeling cum spinning machine demonstrated

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 20, 2018: Solar silk reeling cum spinning machine innovated in Manipur was demonstrated with the launching of the machine use silk spinning project which is implemented by Renu Handloom and Handicraft Co-operative Society Ltd on Wednesday at Hotel Imphal. It was organised by the co-operative society under the aegis of NABARD. The solar operated machine which can also be operated with electricity and battery was innovated by Manoharmayum Manihar Sharma, a seventy years old man and recipient of who the 8th National Grassroots Innovation Award. He had alsoRead More

District wise weather forecast

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, 20 November, 2018: There is likely to have no rains upto Sunday and shallow to moderate fog during morning hours in next 2 days & mainly clear to partly cloudy sky for the period 21st to 25th November, 2018, according to Gramin Krishi Mausam Seva (GKMS), ICAR Manipur Centre, Imphal. Imphal West: Maximum temperature – 23 to 25°C & minimum temperature 7-8°C. Relative humidity may reach up to 86 % (max) and 38 % (min). The average wind speed may be 2- 4 km/hr. Imphal East:- Maximum temperatureRead More

11 crore worth poppy plants destructed

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 20, 2018: A combined team of security force and administrative staff of Kamjong district on Tuesday destroyed around 230 acres of poppy cultivation that would worth around Rs 11 crore. The poppy plantation destruction operation was conducted at Thawai Kuki hill range and its adjoining area. The team included of security personnel, comprising of Narcotic and Affairs of Border (NAB), trainees of Manipur Police Training Centre, 4th IRB, 5th IRB, Assam Rifles along with the staff of DC Kamjong and staff of SDM Phungyar, under theRead More

Govt. to serve poor, provide self employment and sustainable livelihood: CM

Imphal, November 19, 2018 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that the primary objective of the government is to serve the poor, to provide employment to unemployed youths and sustainable livelihood to various people. This was stated by him at the inaugural function of Manipur Cab Services held at Manipur State Film Development Society Hall, Palace Compund, Imphal today.  Speaking as Chief Guest of the function, Chief Minister said that the present government is trying its level best to maintain transparency and Corruption Free State. He mentioned that peopleRead More

Sangma visits border for election manifesto draft

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 19, 2018: Congress Working Committee (CWC) member and former Meghalaya chief minister Dr Mukul Sangma today visited Indo-Myanmar border town Moreh and to understand about the order row which he said was a serious concern for the Congress party. Sangma visited integrated check post during his tour at the border. He said in order to resolve any issue on Indo-Myanmar border area border trade need to be promoted as it would benefit both sides. When both sides prosper dispute between the two neighbouring country will disappear,Read More

Nothing is greater than motherland: CM

Imphal, November 19, 2018 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh has said that every citizen should make their contribution towards protecting the sovereignty and integrity of the country and stated that nothing is greater than the motherland. He was speaking as the chief guest at the Quami Ekta Week observance organised by the State Government at the Banquet Hall of 1stBattalion Manipur Rifles today. The Chief Minister recalled former Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi’s roles in maintaining the integrity of the country. He opined that the whole country is stillRead More

Indefinite bandh along NH-2 at Sekmai cut off connectivity

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 19, 2018: Indefinite bandh along national highway 2 by three Sekmai area organisations has cut off connectivity with Imphal demanding that Lamsang BJP MLA should tender official apology and terminate his security personnel who were allegedly involved in the assault on Sekmai Protection Committee general secretary on Saturday morning . The bandh was announced by Sekmai Protection Committee, Awang Sekmai Schedule Caste Development Committee and Advance Women Society Awang Sekmai and stated that it would continue until their demand is fulfilled. Bandh supporters blocked the highwayRead More

Police “Cycle Patrol Unit” getting fruits?

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, November 18, 2018: One would never imagine that Police could ever go out on patrol without taking any arms in a place like Manipur where seemingly every parts of the state are deeply infested by insurgents. However, the Kakching district police is leaving no stone unturned to build up a closer relationships with the people of the district. After the successful launched of Police Cycle Patrol units on 5th November – first of its kind in Manipur – Police personnel of various police stations underRead More

BSF inspector general takes stalk of blast in Assembly complex

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 18, 2018: The inspector general of the Mizoram and Cachar Frontier of BSF, Headquarters Silchar (Assam) Dr K C Mahali, reached Imphal on November 17 to take stock of the situation. He visited the state Assembly complex and carried out thorough inspection in and around the campus to study and work out if any amendment or rectification is required regarding security measures. A press statement released by BSF said it takes serious note of the incident that took place on November 16, where twin Chinese hand grenades wasRead More

One arrested in connection with blast at Manipur Assembly

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 18, 2018: Manipur police has arrested one assistant sub inspector of Manipur Legislative secretariat in connection with the blast that triggered inside the Assembly complex on November 16 injuring three security personnel. UNLF yesterday claimed responsible for the attack. Superintendent of police of Imphal West H. Jogeschandra addressing reporters at his office said the state police is carrying out intensive investigation during which Yumnam Deben Singh, 56, a resident of Nambol Maibam Chingmang, Bishnupur district was arrested. Jogeschandra said on receiving reliable information in connection with the blast aRead More

UNLF lady member arrested

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 18, 2018: A team of Imphal West police commando and a column of 15 Assam Rifles today conducted a cordoned search operation at Lamboi Khongnangkhong Awang Leikai and arrested a lady, Laishram Sangeeta, 42, wife of Laisharam Amarjit Singh of Lamboi Khongnangkhong Awang Leikai from the residence. The lady disclosed that she is an active member of UNLF and working under the command of Panthoibi who is at present staying in Myanmar and self style major Umakanta of UNLF, said superintendent of Imphal West Police H. JogeschandraRead More

Accounts of Kabow valley – Naoroibam Indramani

The Kabow valley, the tertitory ceded by Manipur State in 1834 to the King of Burma lies between the Heirok and Yoma ranges of mountains, which bound the eastern side of the Manipur valley, and the Ningthee or Khendwen (Chindwin) river including the range of hills east of the Kabow valley proper, known to the Manipuris as the Anggoching range. It commences from the foot of the hills in latitude 24°30′ north and extends south to 22°30′ where it terminates on the left bank of the Kathe Khyoung or ManipurRead More

Security beefed up for Sangai festival

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 17, 2018: As a part of the preventive measures of the up-coming Sangai Festival 2018 state police has been taking up cordoned search operations and frisking and checking in Imphal and different parts of the state. Today Bishnupur police and a column of 42 Assam Rifles conducted cordoned search operation at Karang village. During the operation around 115 houses, 205 persons including  women were verified at the spot. Imphal East police also took up the same operation along the stress from Macha Leima to Mahabali area. During theRead More

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