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

Manipuri textile – Naoroibam Indramani

Contd. from 30 September 2018: Manipur has different festivals within a calendar year. The name of the festivals may be mentioned as Lai Haraoba, Hiyang Tannaba, Pam Kangjei, Kwak Tanba, Sanamahi Chenghongba, Pakhangba Chenghongba, Mera Haochongba, Mera Men Tongba, etc. In such festivals, various kinds of dresses were worn. In the festival of Lai Haraoba (the merrymaking festival of the Umanglai), the Maibis are wear the dresses of white colour, bracelets and armlets. Sarong is also worn around waist by the Maibis. The Salai Kokyet is also worn by the Maibis andRead More

MSF Celebrates China Jubilee

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 13, 2018: Manipuri Students’ Federation (MSF) today celebrated China Jubilee, 20 glorious years of the student body at Kwakeithel Thounaojam Leikai Community Hall, Imphal West. MSF president Ngariyanbam Milan said for the last 20 years MSF has been fighting for the welfare of the students’ rights, their academic system, education system as well as on various social issues of the state for the welfare of the people of the Manipur. He said MSF has been able to establish a common syllabus system for students upto XRead More

World Migratory Bird Day observed with a rally

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 13, 2018: World Migratory Bird Day – 2018 was today observed under the theme ‘Unifying Our Voices for Bird Conservation’, with chief conservator of forest Th. Mohendra Pratap flagging off a mass rally from Mayang Imphal to Charoibung. The rally was organized by Central Forest Division, Thoubal Forest Division along with Unique Wildlife Protection Committee (UWPC). It was carried out to spread the message for protecting the different migratory birds from different parts of the world and was. Pratap said every year on the 2nd Saturdays ofRead More

Skilling the Youth seminar held

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 13, 2018: A one-day seminar on “Skilling the Youth in the Wake of India’s Act East Policy, from North-East Perspective” was held at Manipur state Assembly auditorium here. The seminar was organized by Integrated Talent Development Mission (ITDM) ‘Blooming North-East’ with an objective to identify the potential and develop the skill of the youths of the state. Manipur governor Dr. Najma Heptulla said no subject as such in the seminar could be more appropriate for the discourse as the state and the region are poised onRead More

First Youth Conference of Tingkao Ragwang Chapriak

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 13, 2018: Works minister Thongam Biswajit Singh today inaugurated the first Youth Conference of Tingkao Ragwang Chapriak (TRC) at Ragailong, Imphal. On the opening day of the two-day Biswajit said Manipur is one of the most colourful and significant atates among the north eastern states of the country. He said our state is inhabited by different communities with each having their own sets of culture, tradition, art and crafts form, etc. He continued we must stand to preserve, promote and protect our culture, traditions and identities.Read More

Sports brings love, trust and mutual understanding amongst one another, says minister K Shyam

Imphal, 13th October, 2018(DIPR):The N. Surendra Singh Memorial Manipur University Inter-College Weight-Lifting, Power-Lifting(M/W) and Best Physique(M) Tournament for the year 2018-19 was held at the indoor stadium of Regional College, Lilong Chajing today. Around 14-15 colleges of the University participated in the tournament. The function was attended by Hon’ble Minister, CAF & PD, Revenue, Shri Karam Shyam as the Chief Guest; Principal, Regional College, S.Tilakchand Singh as the President and Vice- President, G.B. Regional College, W Gonendro Singh as the Guest of Honour. Drawing attention the minds of the youthsRead More

220th Death Anniversary of Rajarshi Bhagyachandra observed

Uttar Pradesh, 13th October, 2018 (DIPR): Hon’ble Minister, CAF & PD, Revenue, PDS, Manipur Shri Karam Shyam expressed that the Revenue Secretary of Manipur will meet the Revenue Secretary of Uttar Pradesh for a bilateral dialogue between the two states in connection with the restoration of the Bari Kunja Mandir at Radha Kund as a place of  worship for the Manipuris as a follow-up action, just right after talks and mutual agreement between the Chief Ministers of both the states regarding the matter were completed. The State Government will furtherRead More

Jarnail Singh is Manipur University’s new administrator

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 12, 2018: Former chief secretary of Manipur Jarnail Singh today joined Manipur University as administrator. The varsity teachers, students and staff warmly received the new administrator of the varsity who would discharge the functions of the vice-chancellor. Singh also served the Prime Minister’s office as joint secretary. High Court of Manipur on Thursday appointed Jarnail Singh as administrator yesterday. The court empowered him to discharge the functions of the vice-chancellor as provided under the Manipur University Act, 2005 and other relevant statutes. “I have just taken charge. I will haveRead More

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