Manipur celebrates Manipuri Language Day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 20, 2018: Manipur today celebrated Manipur Language Day with the state celebration held at Maharaj Chandrakirti Auditorium, Palace Compound. Every year, August 20 is celebrated as Manipuri Language day in commemoration with the inclusion of Manipuri language in the 8th Schedule of Indian Constitution.  “I appreciate the members on the celebration committee who are working under a single roof to celebrate the Manipuri Language Day and influenced by the common theme to take the state forward with a sense of unity,” said revenue minister Karam Shyam. The celebrating committeeRead More

Former minister joins Congress

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 20, 2918: Former minister Ningthoujam Mangi who was a BJP member and two others have joined Congress today in a grand reception function held at Congress Bhavan. The two others were Sanglakpam Preshyojit Shrama of Thongju Assembly constituency, and Huidrom Bikramjit of Yaiskul Assembly constituency. Mangi joined BJP Manipur Pradesh on February 5 last year and he declared his resignation from BJP membership on June 8 this year. He said it was a mistake to choose BJP as it was against his supporters. Mangi was associated with thousands of his supporters whenRead More

Citizens’ dialogue on Manipur prospect and Sagaing held

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 19, 2018: Act East Policy, Committee, government of Manipur (India), in association with Indo Myanmar Fraternal Alliance on Sunday organised Citizens’ dialogue on the ‘Prospects of Manipur and Sagaing Region’, in light of India-Myanmar cross border Initiatives at Imphal Hotel, Imphal. Titular King of Manipur Leisemba Sanajaoba, and President, All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union Brozendro Ningomba graced the inaugural function of the Citizens’ dialogue. Leisemba urged people to shun bandh and blockade. “Lets avail the opportunities of Indo-Myanmar cross border and focus towards development. Bandh and Blockade onlyRead More

AMWJU Pays Floral Tribute to Akham Kuleshwor

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 19, 2018: All Manipur Working Journalist Union (AMWJU) today paid floral tribute to ISTV News sub-editor Akham Kuleshwor called by many as Imotomba who passed away this morning. Thangmeiband MLA Kh. Joykisan took part on the occasion amid members of AMWJU also paid floral tribute to the deceased at Manipur Press Club compound. Akham Kuleshwor , son of late A. Likhoi of Pishumthong Nongthombam Leirak, suffered a major heart attack on the night of August 8 at his residence and since then was undergoing treatment at RIMSRead More

Speaker assures integrity to storming

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 19, 2018: Opposing against possible extension of Article 371(A) (implemented in Nagaland) to Manipur large women folk of various civil bodies under the aegis of United Committee Manipur (UCM) today stormed at the residence of Manipur Legislative Assembly Speaker, Yumnam Khemchand located at Yumnam Leikai, Imphal West. The women demonstrators took out a rally from near the Nambul river bank by raising voice against R.N. Ravi’s statement of possible extension of article 371(A) that disallow even the Parliament to interfere to Nagaland. Ravi is the interlocutorRead More

MAKU and Humanism Foundation organises Plantation drive at Kumbi

Pothashang News Service: Kumbi, August 18, 2018: Matingleiba Kumbichasing (MAKU) and Humanism Foundation has jointly conducted a mega mass Plantation drive cum awareness rally at Kumbi under Bishnupur district today. Around 2000 saplings were planted during the mega mass tree plantation drive, which was participated by around 500 people from schools, colleges, local governing body (Kumbi Municipal Council) and local clubs from Kumbi Assembly constituency. The plantation drive was conducted under the theme “live green and let green live” and the main objective was to create the awareness about theRead More

Minister Shyam launches web for paddy land data bank

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 18, 2018 (DIPR): Revenue Minister Karam Shyam launches website for implementation of Manipur Conservation of Paddy Land & Wetland Act, 2014 today at his office chamber at Old Secretariat that depicts baseline data (satellite image of September 2014 with cadastral data). The website contains Data Bank with details of the paddy land along with survey numbers with the help of the map prepared on the basis of satellite pictures. The website was prepared by Manipur Remote Sensing Applications Centre (MARSAC), Department of Science & TechnologyRead More

MU community dissatisfied to new HRD’s enquiry committee

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 18, 2018: Manipur university students, teachers and staff have shown dissactisfaction against the HRD’s Fact Finding Committee reconstituted to enquire into the financial and administrative irregularities allegedly committed by vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey. The varsity community has been demanding ouster of the vice-chancellor. Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) launched agitation on May 30. Later the Manipur University Teachers’ Association (MUTA) and the Manipur University Staffs’ Association (MUSA) joined the shut down strike which was launched on June 6. In due course the HRD ministry constituted a factRead More

JCILPS students’ wing shut down NIT, Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 18, 2018: Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) students’ wing today locked Nation Institute of Technology, Manipur opposing against conducting of interviews for recruitment of 22 faculties of the institute in Kolkata. The JCILPS students’ wing of Manipur has been demanding that the National Institute of Technology, Manipur authorities conduct the interviews here instead of in Calcutta. The interview for the recruitment was scheduled to be held on August 18 and 19 at Hotel Gateway in Calcutta. A memorandum was submitted on Thursday to the director, NIT Manipur,Read More

18 Gold biscuits seized from Imphal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 18, 2018: Gold biscuits worth Rs. 1,06,34,389/- (One Crore six lakh thirty four thousand three hundred eighty nine) have been recovered today in two different cases by Anti-Smuggling Unit, Customs Division Imphal. Officers of anti-smuggling unit, Customs Division Imphal, led by the Superintendent yesterday afternoon detected 16 gold biscuits in rectangular form cut from the 1 kg gold bar having marking as “Fine Gold 999.9” of foreign original from four persons, Sanjoy Kumar Krishnani, 32, son of  Rajkumar Shyamdas Krishnani of Flat No. 601, Ashirwad Apt. Plot No. 409, Section-3, BOTRead More

Huge money drained away from poor state to meet daily requirements: Dr Dabhali

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, Aug 17, 2018: When we analyse the products which the Manipur people use from morning to night, there is hardly any product made by ourselves. A huge amount of money has been drained away from the economically backward state to meet the daily requirements of essential items, said Dr Dhabali Thangjam, MD, Babina Healthcare & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. Three new household sanitary products – Yumbi phenyl, Konshine and Cleanext manufactured by The Lois, Manipur, Leimaram, , co-founded by Prashant Ningthoujam and Samarendra Shamjetsabam was formally launched today at Manipur PressRead More

JCILPS students’ wing demand NIT faculty recruitment interview in Imphal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 17, 2018: Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) Students’ wing has today demanded the National Institute of Technology, Manipur authority to conduct interview for recruitment of 22 faculties in Manipur instead of conducting in Kolkata. We oppose this, because it is not reasonable, said convenor of the youth wing, Manjit Sarangthem. The recruitment is meant for the NIT, Manipur, as such the recruitment process including the interview should be conducted in Imphal itself where the permanent Centre is located, he added. A memorandum was submittedRead More

Assam Rifles seizes contraband items worth over Rs 24 lakh

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 17, 2018: In continuation of back to back recoveries of contraband drugs, Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) seized 4960 of WY tablets found inside the headlight of the Kenbo bike. Yestaerday afternoon, based on specific input received regarding movement of contraband drugs from Moreh towards Tengnoupal, a black coloured Kenbo bike was stopped for checking at PVCP, Khudengthabi, Tengnoupal district. While frisking and carrying out thorough checking of baggage and vehicle, quantity 4960 of WY tabletsRead More

Drugs worth Rs 12 crores seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 17, 2018: In one of the biggest seizure of drugs in recent times, Assam Rifles has recovered approximate 1.3 Kgs of Brown Sugar and 1,30,000 numbers of WY tablets costing about Rs. 12 crores from L Youjang village located at the Indo-Myanmar border town Moreh,  yesterday. Acting on specific input from Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Imphal regarding presence of contraband in a house at village L Youjang, a team of Moreh Battalion launched a search operation in the area and located the suspected house, said aRead More

Governor inaugurates facility for mass production of orchids

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 16, 2018 :  Manipur governor Dr. Najma Heptulla today inaugurated the Facility for Mass production of Orchids and Farmers Training Hostel at National Bioresource Park at Haraorou, Imphal East. The inaugural function was organised by Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD). the Park is built in 40 acres of land and has 23 water harvesting structures and a helipad for exporting the orchids, medicinal and aromatic plants to other states. The local population are employed for the cultivation of crops and plants. There are around 750Read More

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