General strike against VC paralyses Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 18, 2018: Forty-eight hours general strike imposed by Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) demanding ouster of the varsity vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey has paralysed Manipur. The general strike began on Tuesday midnight. The strike is supported by All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU), Students’ Union of Kangleipak (SUK), Apunba Ireipak Maheiroi Singpang Lup (AIMS), Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM), Manipur Students’ Federation (MSF) and Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA). All business establishments have been shut down. Transports connecting Imphal have been cut off. Strike supporters block roadRead More

MHRD constitutes new committee

Imphal, July 18, 2018 (DIPR): Fact Finding Committee was constituted by Ministry of Human Resources and Development to look into the allegations made against the Vice Chancellor of Manipur University Shri AP Pandey. The committee will be headed by retired Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court Sh T Nandakumar. The other two members of the committee are Sh JK Tripathi, Joint Secretary  UGC (Member), Sh Surat Singh, Deputy Secretary Higher Education MHRD. The Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh thanked the Central Govt for showing concern and constituting the fact finding committee.Read More

Nemcha attends WCD national conference

New Delhi| July 17, 2018 (DIPR): Social welfare minister Nemcha Kipgen stated that Manipur has effectively started implementing the Women Helpline, with nearly 266 cases have received in the past few months where 95% of the cases have been solved since its launch a year back. This was expressed by the minister at the National Conference of Ministers in Charge of Women and Child Development held today at Le Meridian Hotel, New Delhi. Union minister, women and child development (WCD), Maneka Gandhi, minister of state, Dr. Virendra Kumar, ministry of WCDRead More

Right activists protest at CBI office gate

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 17, 2018: Demanding to hasten investigation over fake encounter cases right activists led by Extrajudicial Execution Victim Families’ Association, Manipur (EEVFAM) today protested in front of the gate of the CBI office at Lamphel. The demonstrators hold banner embedded “Punish all the culprits who promote state terrorism” and took out a short rally towards the CBI office gate. President of EEVFAM Renu Takhellambam said, “Why is the state government still supporting Jhalajit?  CBI should immediately start investigation against him.” Akojam Jhalajit, the then additional superintendent of police, Imphal WestRead More

Students burn effigies of Javadekar, Biren and Pandey

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 17, 2018: Volunteers of Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) today burnt down the effigies of Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh and Manipur University vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey in front of Kangla gate demanding ouster of Pandey. About seven DESAM volunteers were injured when police lathi-charged the agitating students. They were taken to Raj Medicity, the same hospital where another seven students were admitted yesterday. The students confronted the police who rushed to disperse them from Kangla gate. After theRead More

MUSU imposes 48-hr general strike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 16m 2018: Manipur University Student’s Union, intensifying its agitation demanding the removal of Manipur University vice-chancellor Adiya Prasad Pandey, has imposed a 48-hr general strike from July 17 midnight till July 19 midnight. The authorities concerned remain indifferent to our demand. Our primary demand is removal of Pandey from the vice-chancellor’s post. A high-level independent enquiry committee should be constituted to investigate to the allegations made to him, demanded the varsity students’ body. “As our demand is ignored we are left with no choice but to intensify ourRead More

CM Biren met central leaders over burning state issues

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 16, 2018: A 30-member state BJP delegation led by chief minister N. Biren Singh today morning met the Union HRD minister Prakash Javedekar in his official residence. The delegation apprised him about the ongoing impasse in Manipur University and also submitted a copy of the state Cabinet’s suggestion of setting up an Enquiry Committee to look into the issues raised by MU community. Further, the delegation requested the Union minister to review the composition of the Enquiry Committee constituted by the HRD ministry and impressed upon him theRead More

Seven students injured in agitation for ouster of VC Pandey

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 16, 2018: A least seven students including a student leader were injured when police tried to disperse agitating students who  stormed towards the Raj Bhawan and BJP Manipur Pradesh office today. The agitation was spearheaded by Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) demanding solution to Manipur University impasse by removing vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey. The left hand of the student leader, Shital Oinam, general secretary of DESAM was fractured when a truck ran over his hand as he failed down when police tried to push back theRead More

Public convention held on border issue

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 16, 2018: A one-day Public convention on ‘the disputed border pillars along Manipur boundary’ was held today at Gandhi Memorial hall here, participated by representatives of various  civil society organisations and political parties. The convention has resolved to resurvey the border pillars at Indo-Myanmar border. The gathering also resolved that the resurvey would be conducted by a representative team of UCM, villagers at the border, Manipur government, Survey of India along with local experts. It was resolved to first learn the 1967 boundary agreement which refers the traditionalRead More

Public dialogue on varsity impasse demands judicial inquiry

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 15, 2018:  In connection with the Manipur University impasse brought by the strike demanding removal of vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey from his post, a public dialogue was on Sunday held on the theme “Save Manipur University, Save Students’ Life” at Kakwa Community Hall, Kakwa Pukhri Mapal, Imphal West. The public discussion was organised by Local Surrounding People of the Manipur University, Chanchipur (LSPOMUC), Social Young Club and Sorokhaibam Youth Development Association. The discussion resolved that civil societies and political parties participated at gathering to give full support to the varsityRead More

Manipur becomes first in NE to have generic document registration system

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 14, 2018: Manipur has become the first state in the North East and the 3rd state in India and to have generic document registration system after Punjab and Andamans and Nicobar Island. It’s indeed a proud moment for the government that the district administration Bishnupur is launching the NGDRS for the first time in the state, said consumer affairs and public distribution, revenue minister Karam Shyam. He said with the application of the National generic document registration system (NGDRS), there will be more accuracy, transparency, sellers and buyers’ facilities in online registrationRead More

General strike hits Imphal life

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 14,  2018: Twenty-four hours Socialist Students’ Union Manipur (SSUM), Proletarian Feminist Movement Manipur (PoFAM) and Socialist Women Association (SWA) has paralysed Imphal and other parts of the state. The general strike was imposed demanding for proper investigation over ‘border encroachment’ by Myanmar along with three other demands, has crippled life in Manipur. The organisations demand the government to produce publicly the draft bill to safeguard indigenous people of Manipur before it is produced in the state assembly session. They demand justice for weight-lifter Sanjita Chanu.Read More

Manipur asked Centre to verify border pillar positions: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 12, 2018: Manipur chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh has said the state government has written the Centre to send a survey team of the government of India to conduct verification on the positions of subsidiary pillars between main Border Pillar No. 80 to 82 along the India-Myanmar boundary and more particularly main Border Pillar No. 81 in the presence of all stakeholders so as to clear doubts in the minds of the general public. In a press conference held on Thursday at the chief minister’s secretariat Biren Singh refutedRead More

State team to meet HRD minister over varsity issue

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 12, 2018:  Chief Minister Biren Singh said a team of the state government led by him would meet Union human resources development minister Prakash Javadekar to apprise him about the present situation of the varsity tomorrow. He was talking to reporters at his secretariat today. Biren said that taking the present unrest at the varsity seriously, the state government has been making all possible efforts including meeting with the representatives of MUTA and MUSU and explaining the stand of the Manipur University community to the Union Human ResourcesRead More

Organic pineapple aggregation unit at Angtha

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 12, 2019: Horticulture and soil conservation minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar today announced that a total of 7,500 organic farmers of the state will be covered in the 2nd phase of Mission Organic Chain Development for North East Region (MOCD-NER), ministry of agriculture, for which the ministry has given a green signal. Altogether 650 organic pineapple farmers will be covered in the region in the 2nd phase of the scheme, said the minister. The minister made the announcement during the inauguration of an aggregation unit for pineapple at AngthaRead More

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