Mother-daughter Arakan residents apprehended

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 20, 2018: Two immigrants were apprehended by 12 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) along with 7.5 lakhs Kyat (Rs 38000 approximately) and a local handler at PVCP, Khudengthabi on May18. During checking at PVCP, Khudengthabi, a lady named Alima Begum, 25, wife of Late Md Rashid, resident of Arakan state of Myanmar was apprehended along with her daughter Nurjahan, 8 and a local handler named Zakir Hussain, resident of village Haorebi Awang Leikei, PS Lilong, districtRead More

Nongmeibung people launched “Plant and Protect” campaign

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 20, 2018: Nongmeibung people today launched a ten-day programme of road side tree plantation with the motive to make the locality green on the principle of ‘think globally, act locally’. The plantation programme was jointly taken up by Eastern Students’ Club, Nongmeibung, Green Planters Society and Chakpram Leirak Development Society, under the Manipur governor’s initiative for a green Manipur. The organisers at Nongmeibung aim to plant 1,000 Ashoka tree saplings. The saplings were provided by the state forest department. “A huge drastic change is witnessedRead More

Tripartite talk brings no conclusion

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 18, 2018: Representatives of Manipur government, central government and the United Naga Council (UNC) today held another round of Tripartite talk over the UNC’s demand to roll back the creation of seven districts in Manipur at Senapati district headquarters. UNC showed strong reaction to non adherence of the points that were agreed in earlier talks that there was “Non-adherence to the four memoranda of understandings with government of Manipur and government of India assurance on the matter”, “State government will issue advisory to the concerned authoritiesRead More

36 hours total shut down affects normalcy at Sagolmang

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 19, 2018:  Thirty-six hours total shut down strike imposed by JAC against the Unnatural Shifting of Imphal East District Hospital, has affected the normalcy at Sagolmang, Imphal East and its surrounding places. The strike also affected Khurai Lamlong Bazar. Protestors blocked roads by placing wood logs on the road at Sagolmang. Rods were also blocked at Purum Pangal Tabi, Tiger camp, Chingarel Tejpur, Paorabi, Heikakmapal, Lamlai Huidrom  in Imphal East. Women’s wing of the action commitee, Memethoibi said the foundation stone of district hospital has already laid by theRead More

VDF launches 10-day arms-down strike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 19, 2018: Demanding fitting honorariums as per present skill labour rate including arms allowance of Village Defence Force (VDF) personnel, All Manipur VDF Welfare Association on Friday launched  a 10-day arms-down strike and staged a sit-in at Porompat police station. A VDF volunteer A.Chaoba said the VDF volunteers have been demanding to furnish appropriate honorariums to meet the daily demands. “We want to maintain service records and we are performing duty similar to the state police but we are less considered”, he added. He further said that they haveRead More

Monitor lizard rescued

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 19, 2018 : A Monitor lizard, an endangered species listed in Schedule I of Indian Wildlife Act, was rescued from Nongada Makha Leikai, Imphal East, on Friday by volunteers of Yening Animal Foundation (YAF). The rescued lizard was handed over to the state Zoo at Iroishemba, Imphal. Parfullo amadi Ph. Shankar of Nongada Makha Leikai found the animal in possession of an unidentified person. Both took the animal from the person and contacted YAF. The voluntary organisation immediately collected the lizard and handed to the zoo. Chairman of YAF, Sapna LaishramRead More

Biren appreciates for two City awards

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 19, 2018: Chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh appreciated the people of Kakching and Mayang Imphal as they bagged awards for ‘Cleanliest City’ and ‘Best City in Citizens’ for NE Zone respectively in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 award. Altogether, 4203 urban local bodies were assessed under Swachh Survekshan, organised by the ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs under the aegis of the Swachh Bharat Mission. The exercise undertaken between January 4 and March 10 enhanced the scope to cover a record number of urban local bodiesRead More

Central pay scale in Manipur soon: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 19, 2018 : Chief minister Nongthongbam Biren Singh on Friday assured that the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission will be implemented in the state soon. He said the state Cabinet is working out to pay the central pay scale to the employees. Biren Singh was talking to the reporters at his secretariat. Biren appealed the agitators to suspend the employees cease work strike. He said that he cannot tell the exact date of implementation of the scheme but the scale will be enjoyed by the stateRead More

State Govt. stands firm against all forms of disintegration: CM

Imphal, May 18, 2018: Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh has reiterated that the present coalition State Government will continue to stand collectively against all the attempts of bringing disintegration of the State in any form. He was speaking at a press conference held at CM’s Secretariat today. Shri N. Biren said that he on behalf of the State Government would like to make this joint stance clear to the public and the Central Government in the light of the Naga peace talks interlocutor Shri R.N Ravi’s reported statement hinting formation ofRead More

Ibobi urges governor to dismiss BJP government and invite Congress

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 18: Former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh with his Congress Legislature Party team today met Governor Jagdish Mukhi and urged him to dismiss the present BJP led government of Manipur and invite the Congress party to form government. The CLP team told the governor that in the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly election held in March last year, the Congress was the single largest party with 28 MLAs, while the BJP was the second largest Party with 21 MLAs. The governor (Njama Heptulla) without proper application of mind had invited theRead More

Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar sworn in as Chief Justice of High Court of Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 18, 2018: Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar was today sworn in as the 5th Chief Justice of High Court of Manipur. Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi administered the oath of office at a ceremony held at the Darbar Hall, Raj Bhavan, Imphal. Justice Sudhakar was appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur by the President of India on May 9. Sudhakar hails from Panapakkam Village, Vellore, Tamil Nadu. He was graduated in Life Sciences from Loyola College, Chennai and obtained a Law Degree from Madras Law College. Justice Sudhakar was enrolled as an advocate inRead More

Governor inspects Indo- Myanmar Border

Imphal, May 17, 2018: Manipur governor, Jagdish Mukhi on Thursday inspected the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at the border town Moreh and condition of Indo-Myanmar Border. He also inspected Indo-Myanmar Friendship Bridge and Indo-Myanmar Gate No. 2. Jagdish Mukhi attended a meeting with representatives of different organisations in Moreh and Border Trade Chamber of Commerce at Convention Hall, Moreh Trade Centre. The meeting was mainly focused on trade relationship between India and Myanmar, difficulties being faced by the locals regarding shortage of water supply, health facilities, lack of infrastructure and staff in MorehRead More

Civil society organisations ask clarification from Prime Minister on Ravi’s statement

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 17, 2018: United Committee Manipur, Community of Civil Societies Kangleipak and All Manipur United Clubs Organisation has demanded immediate clarification on the statement of R. N. Ravi, interlocutor of the government of India and NSCN-IM peace process ‘for having caused enormous threat to the emotional and territorial integrity of Manipur as reported in The Indian Express on April 26. Ten representatives of the three civil society organisations today submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi through Manipur chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh. Before submitting the memorandum the civilRead More

Ministerial team inspects illegal encroachers

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 17: A team of Cabinet ministers including revenue minister, Karam Shyam, water resources minister, Letpao Haokip, Tribal Affairs and hills minister, N. Kayisii and social welfare and cooperation minister, Nemcha Kipgen, today inspected illegal encroachers at river banks located in and around Kangpokpi district. The new government is committed in clearing any illegal construction in riverbeds for long-term safety of the masses. The government, through respective DCs has given prior notice that no construction should be set up in river beds under the Manipur FloodRead More

Complain over Go to Village ‘failure’

Pothashang New Service: Imphal, May 16, 2018: Komrem Mothers’ Association has complained over ‘failure’ of the ‘Go to Village’ mission at Samulamlan block, Tuiringphaisen village, Churchandpur. The villagers complain that the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAP) fails to benefit the deserving villagers who are Kom community. President of Komrem Mothers’ Association Serto Abi Kom told the reporters at Manipur Press club that the IGNOAP beneficiaries list was a fake. “It is very unfortunate that the Go to Village mission camp held at Samulamlan block, Tuiringphaisen village didRead More

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