October, 2017


State observes Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

Pothashang News Service Imphal, October 31:Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla and chief Mminister Nonthombam Biren Singh today flagged off ‘Run for Unity’, from Khuman Lampak Main Stadium which was organised as part of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) in commemoration with the 142nd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Najma said India is proud of its diverse communities and religion, and this diversity became a unity because of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.Stating that India comprised of numerous princely states earlier, it was because of the Iron Man of India Sardar Patel, India becameRead More

State leaders greet on Kut

Pothashang News Service Imphal, October 31: Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla and chief minister Nongthobam Biren Singh greets the people of the state particularly to the KukiChin-Mizo community on Kut Festival which falls tomorrow. Najma said the festival symbolizes peace, harmony and unity transcending the barriers of caste, creed or religion. “Let the spirit of Kut embrace one and all to strengthen the social fabric more than ever and bring prosperity to all the communities in the state”, said Najma. Biren Singh in his greetings said “The spirit of Kut is allRead More


Imphal, October 31, 2017 (DIPR): Chief Minister N. Biren has said that State’s integrity will never break. He was speaking at Rashtriya Sankalp Diwas (National Re-dedication Day) which was organised to mark the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at Secretariat South Block today. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar graced the occasion as chief guest and president respectively. The Chief Minister said that he has full trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assurance on Manipur’s territorial integrity issue. As such, people needRead More

Laishram Ranbir strikes back with another photography contest

Pothashang News Service Imphal, October 31: Laishram Ranbir, reporter of Imphal Times has gain won in spot photography contest during the second edition Kwatha festival held at Kwatha village of Tengnoupal district. Ranbir, 27 is also a contributor of Pothashang . He is son of Late Laishram Ibohanbi Singh of Wangkhei Tokpam Leikai, Imphal East. He won the 1st prize in Lifestyle category and 2nd prize in Fauna category. He was honoured with mementos and cash rewards. Laishram Ranbir had received 3rd prize on fauna category at the 1st KwathaRead More


Imphal, October 30: NSCN K has cautioned the India government that the outfit will be forced to ask every Indian people to leave Naga country if the NIA continue its terrorist activities in Nagaland. “Looting of money during house raids has become a trademark of NIA in Nagaland” said a statement issued by Col. Isak Sumi MIP/GPRN. It said, the government of India had empowered NIA with unparalleled extra-constitutional and extra-judicial excessive terrorizing powers to harass, arrest, torture and imprison the Nagas far beyond the legal limits. Regardless of theRead More


Pothashang News Service Imphal, October 29: Following the Saturday’s all political party meeting convened by chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh Political parties and organisations speaks out over the over six decades long ongoing peace talk between the NSCN IM and the government which was expected to bring an end to Naga issue ahead of Nagaland election. Congress has sought clarification from the government for absence of Naga People’s Front (NPF) in the Meeting and demanded for a special assembly session to discuss the issue. The United Naga Council (UNC) has warned Naga electedRead More


Imphal, October 30, 2017 (DIPR): Reaffirming the new Government’s stand to eradicate corruption in the State, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that it is our collective responsibility to root out any form of corruption so as bring inclusive development in the State. This was stated by him while giving his message to the people of the State in connection with the observation of the ‘Vigilance Awareness Week’ being organised from 30th October – 4th November 2017 today. Seeking love and support of the people to fight against corruption, Chief Minister said that corruption isRead More


Imphal, October 30, 2017 (DIPR): Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt Nemcha Kipgen assured that the problem of shortage of teaching staffs, as highlighted by the school’s authority of the Government Deaf & Mute School, Takyel are already in the pipeline. This was stated by the Minister while gracing as the Chief Guest at the 33rd Foundation Day Celebration of the Government Deaf and Mute School, Takyel, held today. “As a Nodal Department, Social Welfare department is taking all efforts in coordination with other line departments to convert the variousRead More


Courtesy : Anandabazar Patrika Surabek Biswas Calcutta, October 29, 2017: Production of black rice in Bengal for export abroad the State Government wants to walk on the path of cultivation to increase further. According to the contract, exporters’ non-governmental organizations will buy the yield of the farmers. According to the Agriculture Department sources, last year 50 black biscuits were cultivated in black rice, 22 tons. This time it has been cultivated in 350 bighas (1 begha = 0.33 hectare) of land. The agricultural office is hoping to get at leastRead More

Congress and Shiv Sena react on absence of NPF

Pothashang News Service Imphal, October 29: Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee and Shiv Sena Manipur unit reacting over the absence of Naga People’s Front (NPF) at the all political party meeting held yesterday at the chief minister’s secretariat termed NPF as NSCN IM supporters. Vice president of Manipur PCC, T. Mangibabu said, “What NSCN IM wants is either to break the integrity or something similar to it. It is kept concealed. NPF’s absence in the meeting reveals their support to NSCN IM.” President Shiv Sena Manipur unit, M. Tombi said “ItRead More

Manipur boy wins three aquatic medals

Pothashang News Imphal, October 29:  Jayanta Singh Salam of Manipur has won two gold and one bronze medals in 4th National Master Aquatic Championship held at Shantaram Sagne Swimming Pool, Nanded in Maharashtra from October 27 to 29. Jayanta bagged Golds in both 100 and 50 meter breast stroke, and bronze in 50 meter butterfly in 35-39 age group in the championship organized under the aegis of Aquatic Federation of India.


Imphal, 23rd October, 2017 (DIPR) : Eminent Manipuri Writer Ratan Thiyam will inaugurate the Eastern Regional Writer’s Meet on 24th  October, 2017 at Lamyanba Sanglen, Palace Compound, Imphal.  The Eastern Regional Writer’s Meet which will be held on 24-25 October, 2017 was jointly organised by Sahitya Akademi and Ashangba Communication. The writer’s meet will have altogether four session and eminent writer’s like Santanu Kausik Baruah (Assamese), Tamal Bandyopadhyay (Bengali), Deva Kanta Ramchiary (Bodo), Ramnaresh Singh (Maithili), Kalusingh Ranapaheli (Nepali), Subhendu Mund (Odia), Badal Hembram (Santali), Reeta Baruah (Assamese), Nalini BeraRead More

Political parties meeting affirms to plea for integrity; NPF absent

Pothashang News ServiceImphal, October 28:  All political party meeting was today held at the chief minister’s secretariat and took the resolutions to press the union government so that talks between NSCN IM and the government of India would not disturb the integrity of Manipur. It discussed over the possible impact of the ongoing talk between the NSCN IM and the government of India on the state’s integrity. All the existing political parties in Manipur except the NPF took part in the meeting. It took three resolutions. The first resolution takenRead More


Imphal , October 23, 2017 (DIPR): Hon’ble Parliamentary Secretary, Transport and Planning, Manipur, Khasim Vashum attended the valedictory function of “3-months Certificate Course in Computer Application” (Border Area Development Programme)  at ICM, Lamphel today. Speaking as Chief Guest, he said that in today’s Information Technology age, computer literacy is a must to perform a task and face challenges. He also said that Manipur is home to famous doctors and scientists who mostly had studied and practised outside the State. He also stressed on the need to create awareness to theRead More

Imphal evening closes today, cabinet sitting at Tamelong likely postpone

Pothashang News Service Imphal, October 22: The weather condition in Manipur has brought to the closure of Imphal Evening night plaza today and there is likely to postpone the state cabinet sitting at Tamenglong which was scheduled to hold tomorrow. In an order issued by the joint director MAHUD, Ng. Uttam stated that the Imphal evening will not be closed for this Sunday due to unfavourable weather condition in Imphal. The night plaza was also disturbed yesterday by heavy rain. The Imphal evening has been opened on every weekend. On the other, thereRead More

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