Egalitarian development is the only way forward: CM

Imphal, October 18, 2018 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh has said that the so-called hill-valley divide will cease on its own when there is no disparity in development between hill and valley. He made the observation while taking part at an interactive session held as part of a conclave organised by People’s Campaign for Resurgent Manipur on the topic, ‘Idea of Manipur towards a life with dignity’ at Sangai Hall of Hotel Imphal today. The Chief Minister said that the new Government initiated ‘Go to Hills’ and ‘Go toRead More

“Northeast India: A Reader” launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 18, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh said the academicians and scholars have a great role in improving a society and shaping a society better, at the launching function of the book “Northeast India: A Reader” held at the Durbar Hall, of  the chief minister’s secretariat today. Biren stated that in the post independence era (1960s-70s), the intellectuals, academicians and scholars didn’t influence the politicians. If Forums/ Platforms like Manipur Research Forum were present at that time then the present burning issues such as ethnic conflictRead More

Second review meeting of the vigilance and anti corruption held

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October, 18, 2018: The second review meeting of the vigilance and anti corruption department, was held today at the conference hall of old secretariat Imphal. Chief secretary who is also the chief vigilance commissioner, state vigilance commission Dr. J Suresh Babu chaired the review meeting. Pending cases and causes of the same, training of staff, non-submission and non appearance of action taken report by the concerned departments in respect of action recommended by the commission were the main topics that discussed in today’s meeting. Suresh Babu statedRead More

Manipur has got Assembly museum and archives

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 18, 2018: Manipur governor Dr. Najma Heptulla has advised the government to extend assembly session days during the function of inauguration of first Manipur Legislative Museum and Archives at old Assembly building today. Heptulla said the Assembly session should be extended for a longer period as it is the only place where the people representatives get the chance to discuss issues. “I also like to speak to the chief minister and I have spoken to the Speaker to take a decision the assembly session should beRead More

Biren launches Sangai photo festival website

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 17, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh today launched the website of Sangai Photo Festival 2018 in a function held at the Cabinet hall of the chief minister’s secretariat . Biren said, “I feel proud to be a Manipuri and extremely overwhelmed to see the potential and talents of youths of the state”. He mentioned that the government didn’t create enough space to the youths to showcase their talents to the outside world in the past. Since the installation of the present government, the government isRead More

Varsity teachers and students released

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 16, 2018: Six Manipur University teachers and 21 students including nine varsity students were released today. They were arrested during the Manipur University crisis over demand for ouster of Manipur University vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey who is on suspension at present. The six teachers and nine varsity students were arrested following the September 20 midnight police raid on the varsity campus. The other twelve students are members of various student organisations who were arrested during the agitations over the varsity issue. They were released at duskRead More

Biren declares to release Manipur university teachers and students

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 16, 2018:  Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has said that all the teachers and students arrested in connection with Manipur University issue will be released soon.  An understanding had been brought between the government and the six agitating student organisations in a marathon meeting held last night, he added. The chief minister was speaking at the inaugural function of the 6th All Manipur Catholic Schools Biennial Games and Sports Meet, 2018 at Catholic School, Canchipur today.  Expressing hope that normalcy would return in ManipurRead More

Digital payment fair held

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 16, 2018:  A ‘Digital Payment Mela in Smart City Imphal for Telecom Retailers’, organised by ministry of communication and information technology , department of Telecommunications was held on Tuesday at the Mini Conference Hall, City Convention Centre Imphal. In the inaugural session of the Mela, Principal Controller of Communication Accounts Eastern Region Kolkata GK Chin as chief guest said the objective of the digitization mela is to promote digitization payment atleast at city in retailers’ level. So, the target is within the city. It is mainlyRead More

Total shutdown strikes hit life in Imphal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 15, 2018:  Total shutdown strikes imposed by various underground organisations of Manipur across Manipur have paralysed Imphal and several parts of the state specially the Manipur valley. Co-ordination Committee (CorCom), a conglomeration of several outfits of Manipur imposed a state wide total shut down from Sunday midnight till 6 pm of Monday to observe ‘National Black Day’. The shutdown strikes were called to protest the merger of Manipur with the Indian Union in 1949 on this day. The proscribed Kangleipak Communist Party People’s War Group (Marxist Centre) andRead More

Heptulla felicitates Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 15, 2018: Manipur governor Dr. Najma Heptulla today felicitated N. Biren Singh on being conferred the 3rd best chief minister of the country at a small gathering held at Raj Bhavan, Imphal. Heptulla congratulated the chief minister on bagging the 3rd best chief minister of the country in a nation-wide survey conducted by the media group – India Today. She said N. Biren Singh is the best chief minister the state has ever produced. She added that during his one and half year tenure as the chief minister of theRead More

‘No hills in valley cannot be claimed by the tribes’

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 14, 2018: Affected Valley Villages from the District Boundary of Kangpokpi District (AVVDBKD) today claimed that no hills in the valley districts cannot be claimed by the tribes of the state. It says no district boundary must be affected while mapping the district boundaries in the state. The claim was made during a public meeting held at Sekmai Kangjeibung Ground today organised by Sekmai Protection Committee and Awang Sekmai Advance Women Society on the theme “We Stand For Our Boundary” and motto “Save Our Boundary”. SpeakingRead More

Shreeshreemadanmohanjiu released

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 14, 2018: A religious book titled “Shreeshreemadanmohanjiu” by Parthasarathi Das (N.Poulendrajit Singh) was released by  CAF & PD and revenue minister Karam Shyam at Priyogopal Sana Auditorium, Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, Imphal today. The book is mainly based on the intense devotion of the Vaishnavaites of Manipur for the Tribhanga Rup of Lord Shree Krishna. It contains 13 chapters. The event was organised by Bhagyachandra Research Centre, University of Bhagavata Cuture, ISKCON,Imphal. Shyam stated that it is due to the lack of dharma inRead More

Circus players apprehended

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 14, 20187: Manipur Police today apprehended six minors and four mothers who were performing street circus at Old Assembly road near Prajatantra gali in Imphal. The children and the mothers were handed over to Child Line, Imphal. They were apprehended following a complaint lodged by Manipur Child Right Commission to City police station stating that under-aged children were made to perform street circus for earning money which is a kind of child labour.

Manipur government schools to have uniform

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 14, 2018: Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam said the government has planned to initiate uniform for teachers of government schools, at the inaugural ceremony of the New Academic Block of the N. Gulap Memorial English School, Haraorou,Imphal East. The minister said the uniform for teachers has already been started in some private schools it will be implemented for the teachers engaged in Government schools too. The van services for transportation of school students will also be scrutinised soon after discussing with the people concerned, he said. The normsRead More

Manipur University community condemns “inhuman treatment” to professors

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 13, 2018: The Joint Action Committee of the Manipur University Community comprising of Manipur University Students’ Union, Manipur University Teachers’ Association and Manipur University staffs’ Association has condemned for ‘inhuman treatment’ to professors who are in jail. The varsity community on Sunday held an emergency meeting with the teachers’ association’s president Professor I. Tomba Singh in the chair. It resolved to condemn in strongest terms the inhuman and insulting treatment of members of the University Community currently lodged in jail on false charges and even taking them toRead More

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