Biren launches ‘Go to Village’ mission website

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 25, 2018: Manipur chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh has today launched website and dashboard of ‘Go to Village’ mission and held reviewing meeting of the mission at Darbar Hall of the chief minister’s secretariat. The website is powered by department of information technology, government of Manipur in association with X-treme Wave. Biren Singh appealed the officials of the government change the working style to bring positive change and for the welfare of the people. Addressing the officials, Biren Singh said the government officials might be facing difficulties and inconveniencesRead More

PMAY beneficiaries demands second installment

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 24, 2018: Oinam municipal council area beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awaz Yojana, Housing for All (Urban) scheme has urged the state government to immediately release second installment of the scheme. They complain that they are facing problems as rainy season begins when there is no roof of the houses constructed. Sixty-five beneficiaries, out of 380 short listed for the economically weaker section in Oinam for the second phase of the scheme, who have got the first instalment of Rs. 60, 000 in February. The secondRead More

Biren received 780 complaints on Meeyamgi Numit

—Urges landlord to identify tenants to control illegal immigrants Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 23, 2018: Chief minister Nongthombam Biren Sigh today received 780 complaints and personally met 2, 500 people on Meeyamgi Numit. Talking to reporters the chief minister appreciated the tireless efforts of the government officials to make the new initiatives of the government successful. He said that it is indeed glad to see that the employees of the government are working with sincerity and seriously for the welfare of the people. The government officials are very supportiveRead More

Last electrified Leisang village people plea for infrastructure set up

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 23, 2018: People of Leisang village met the chief minister on Wednesday during the Meeyamgi Numit (People’s Day) camp at the chief minister N. Biren Singh’s secretariat in Imphal and urged to take up necessary infrastructure in the village. The village representatives headed by the village chairman Tongsat Haokip thanked the government for electrifying the village. They tabled a memorandum to the chief minister. It complained that Liesang village is very backward even though it is just 77 km away from Manipur capital city, Imphal.Read More

Biswajit assures all possible assistance to local entrepreneurs

Imphal, May 23, 2018 (DIPR): Commerce and Industries Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh assured all possible assistance to local entrepreneurs, and stated that the Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana is one such scheme of the government aimed at helping and encouraging local entrepreneurs. Shri Biswajit chaired a meeting on Kisan Sampada which was also attended by members of All Manipur Entrepreneurs Association and officials of Commerce and Industries Department. The Minister also urged local entrepreneurs to apply for the scheme so that they can avail the feasible projects under theRead More

Biren assures bill to protect indigenous people

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 22, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday said the state government would table a bill to protect indigenous people of the state in the coming Assembly session. Biren Singh was speaking to the media about state government policies to curb influx of illegal migrants in Manipur. Eight Rohingya including five minors were arrested yesterday from Hatta Golapati in Imphal East. It is indeed surprise and anxious to see that how such illegal immigrants had entered inside the heart of Imphal. It clearly indicates that our ownRead More

One day awareness programme on child rights held

Imphal, May 23, 2018 (DIPR): A ‘One Day Awareness Programme on Child Rights with a focus on Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 & POCSO Act, 2012’ organized by the Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR) as part of the ongoing District Level Child Rights Awareness Programme under the sponsorship of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) for Thoubal District was today held at Umang Laikon, Heirok. Speaking as the Chief Guest, Education, Labour & Employment Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam said that the information being imparted through theRead More

New payment portal for pensioners launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 22, 2018: Chief minister N. Biren Singh today launched the payment of pension benefit through National Social Assistance Programme NSAP-PPS using Public Financial Management System (PFMS) portal to ease the difficulties faced by the pensioners. The PFMS was launched at chief minister’s secretariat. Biren Singh said such system would ease the difficulties and inconvenience faced by the older persons to get their pension. It would ensure complete transparency in the payment of pension to the old and senior people of the state. Under the PFMS, the funds wouldRead More

MPCC, Youth Congress and NSUI protest against fuel price hike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 22, 2018: Manipur PCC, Youth Congress and NSUI Manipur unit today protested in front of the MPCC office in Imphal against the rise in price of fuel and failure of National Food Security Mission. The protestors allege the Narendra Modi government for hiking the fuel price all over the state. They also alleged the Biren Singh government in Manipur for hike in fuel price as well as for failure of the food security mission. Secretary, MPPCC, M. Subhaschandra Singh who also holds in-charge of Youth Congress,Read More

Nurei premiered

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 22, 2018: Nurei, a Manipuri film on romance was premiered on May 20 at Yaiskul range ground. The film cast by Kaiku, Araba and Soma as main actors was directed and edited by Rakesh Moirangthem. It was screen played by Herojit Naoroibam, cinematographed by Sanjoy Chingangbam and the choreographed by Saterjit Thiyam. The film Nurei is a GN Entertainment production produced by Gope and presented by Nandi. One can enjoy its Ngammadi Fajou song at Nurei tells the story and struggle of a girl, Nurei, whoseRead More

Nine Rhohingya held from Imphal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 21, 2018: In continuation to drive against the illegal migrants (rohingyas), Manipur Police on Monday apprehended nine persons including four females from Hatta Golapati area of lmphal East. Four of the them were identified Mohammad Younus, 27, son of late Abdul Hakim of Laungdung Fakiduang village, Nakura N.M.5 Maundaw, Myanmar; Mohmad Anwar, 28, son of Kulla Miya of Manrunah village, Buthidang, Myanmar; Md.Ismaile, 28, son of Md. Savar Ahamad of Buthidaung Block-II, Myanmar; and Sultana, 27, a resident of Thoubal Moijing, wife of Md, Ayub, who is originallyRead More

AMSU appeals CM to oppose Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 21, 2018: All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) today protested against the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 staging a rally at Keishampat in Imphal. A sit-in rally was organised by North East Students’ Organisation with AMSU. The students urged the chief minister to come forward and oppose the bill. A memorandum was prepared on their demand to submit to the chief minister. Vice-president of AMSU Peter Laishram said, “We are submitting a memorandum to the chief minister to express our dismay and displeasure for bringing the proposedRead More

National seminar on Human Development and Gender launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 21, 2018: A 2-day national seminar on Human Development and Gender was launched today at Ideal Girl’s College, Akampat, Imphal East, with financial assistance from department of social welfare and department of university and higher education. The seminar is organised to draw a road map for human development by focussing the importance of gender equity and removing all the discriminations and differences which are the hurdles of human development. Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam said women’s inclusion in every societal platform is a necessity to defineRead More

Assam Rifles recovers huge cache of arms and ammunition

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 21, 2018: In a major breakthrough 6 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector Assam Rifles and 27 Assam Rifles of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) launched an operation and recovered huge quantities of arms, ammunition and explosives. The consignment of the weapons and ammunitions which included two GSG-5 German rifles with four magazines, one Uzkon semi automatic shot gun with three magazines, two 9 mm Beretta pistols with four magazines, one 9 mm Sigsauer pistol with two magazines, cordtex, detonatorsRead More

Assam Rifles held drug smuggler with drugs worth Rs. 1. 70 crores

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 21, 2018: 12 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) apprehended one drug smuggler carrying Heroin and WIY tabs worth Rs1.70 Crores at Khudengthabi. On Monday a Silver colour Maruti Eeco Van travelling from Moreh to Imphal was stopped for checking at Khudengthabi. While frisking and carrying out thorough check of the vehicle and driver, a total of 230 grams of Heroin and 11000 numbers of WIY tablets worth Rs 1.70 crores were found hidden inside the tool kit bagRead More

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