October, 2017



Imphal, September 28, 2017 (DIPR): Health and Family Welfare Minister L. Jayantakumar Singh has assured to upgrade the Kwatha Primary Health Sub Centre in Tengnoupal District to Primary Health Centre. Speaking to media today at Moreh, Minister informed that the construction of Kwatha PHC is already in the work programme list of the government. For the purpose, required amount of money has already been earmarked, he added. Minister was supposed to visit Kwatha yesterday to inspect the site for the construction of Kwatha PHC but due to some reasons, heRead More


Imphal, October 22, 2017 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that the government is committed to increase the seat capacity of the Main Stadium of the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex from the present seating capacity of 25,000 soon. This was stated by him at pre-season friendly match played between NEROCA FC, Imphal and NorthEast United FC held at the Khuman Lampak Main Stadium, Imphal today. .Speaking as Chief Guest of the match, Chief Minister said that the Main Stadium Ground is being developed into the football field of International Standard withRead More


Imphal, October 28, 2017 (DIPR): Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar today released varieties of winter vegetable seeds to be distributed to the farmers of 12 districts of the State, which targets 500 hectares of agricultural land. Seeds of varieties of Rabi crops such as cabbage, tomato, onion, watermelon, garden pea among others were released under the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) at the function organised by the Department of Horticulture and Soil Conservation at the Farmers Training Hall, Khonghampat. Speaking as the Chief Guest of theRead More

Water levels in rivers rise up; flood in Imphal

Pothashang News Service Imphal, October 22: Heavy rainfall has brought the water levels in Imphal and Nambul rivers, which has created fear of collapse of river banks nearby dwelling areas in Imphal, specially at Singjamei Tekhao Sapam Leikai. Locals of Singjamei today repaired the breached bank of the Imphal river at Singjamei Tekhao Sapam Leikai pat road. This river has breached its bank in the area a week ago and the situation has been worsened as the water level rose following incessant rain. The bank collapsed further due to theRead More


Imphal, October 27, 2017 (DIPR): The State Cabinet today discussed the finalization of various developmental programmes/ activities to be taken up by different departments to be achieved within 365 days of the new government. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh chaired the meeting which was held at the Cabinet Hall of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat. The State Government have identified and decided to take up 161 kinds of works under various sectors of Health & Family Welfare, Information Technology, Science & Technology, Agriculture, Horticulture, Transport, Public Works Department, Home, Art andRead More

Elephant killed keepe

Pothashang News Service Imphal, October 22: An elephant used in timber logging had killed its Mahut, elephant keeper on Friday. The incident took place on at Bakie Village also known as Yangkhullen in Senapati district. The incident took place when the elephant turn wild. Reports say the dead body of the Mahut has been taken to his native place in Assam. It has also been reported that villagers cannot move out and the children cannot go to school. A team of Manipur forest department and the Assam Wildlife Trust ofRead More


Imphal, October 27, 2017 (DIPR): A review meeting was held at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat today with Chief Minister   N. Biren Singh in the chair for ensuring the doorstep delivery of Old Aged Pensions and other related banking arrangements. In the review meeting it was decided that pensioners who have bank accounts with the banks within 15km of the bank branch will be issued Ru-Pay cards by the concerned banks for easy withdrawal of the funds. Further, it was also resolved that the Banks and the Social Welfare Department willRead More

Manipur celebrates Ningol Chakouba

  Pothashang News Service Imphal, October 20: Ningol Chakouba festivals which strengthen the bond between brothers and sisters was organized across the state at different levels with love and grandeur. Married women were invited to their parental home and lunch together served with various sumptuous cuisines. The sisters and daughters were presented gifts and shower blessings for good health and prosperity. The younger brothers seek blessings from their elder sisters. On the eve of Ningol Chakouba, chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh announced a new scheme “CMgi Laiyeng Shen” under the MOBC department for allRead More


Imphal, October 27, 2017 (DIPR): Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has said that his Government has reaffirmed not to compromise with the territorial integrity of the State and oneness of its people at any cost. Speaking to media persons at the sideline of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Spot Painting Competition at DM College Multipurpose Hall today, the Chief Minister informed that the resolution of reaffirmation was taken during a meeting of Ministers and MLAs of coalition partners held some days back. In order to strengthen this stand, an all-political partyRead More


KANGPOKPI, OCTOBER 21, 2017 (DIPR): On the auspicious day of Ningol Chakkouba festival, Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen graced the closing ceremony of the 1st Kangpokpi District Widow’s Welfare Society – Huhhingna (Retreat) Camp held at Kangpokpi Christian Church (KCC), Kangpokpi as Chief Guest. Addressing over 100 widows of the district, she expressed “Being the lone woman Minister in the State Government, I feel deeply connected and associated with all the womenfolk of the state and so felt privileged to be a part of this retreat camp.” ItRead More


Imphal, October 27, 2017 (DIPR): Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has said that the society needs to acknowledge the role and contribution of women. He was speaking as the Chief Guest at Beti Bachao – Beti Padhao Spot Painting Competition of Imphal West at DM College Multipurpose Hall today. The programme was jointly organised by State Level Committee on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and State Social Welfare Department. The Chief Minister stated that the State Government is planning to announce a welfare scheme for BPL families belonging to OBC duringRead More

7th pay commission; Prime Minister writes for appropriate action, Employees campaign for mass casual leave

Pothashang News Service Imphal, October 20: Campaign for Mass Casual Leave agitation to be performed on October has been conducted at Manipur secretariat for its demand to implement the 7th Central Pay in respect of Manipur Government employees. Many employee leaders from all Departments took part in the campaign and response from all state government officers working in the secretariat have responded very positively and they are ready to do so. “A letter dated October 9 from the Prime Minister’s office has been received by the chief secretary, which was written inRead More

Kwatha Fest launched

Pothashang News Service Imphal, October 27: Three-day Kwatha festival was kicked off today with poor attendance at Kwatha, only Meitei village near the Indo-Myanmar border in Tengnoupal District. This is the second edition of the festival which aims to create exposure for the main source of livelihood of the villagers, Soibum, the popular Manipuri fermented bamboo shoots as such. The festival is being organized by the Roof for Freedom (RFF), The Kwatha soibum festival organizing committee and Kwatha People Welfare Organization. The Kwatha village has population of 327 of whichRead More

Grand Ningol Chakouba fish fair attracts many

  Pothashang News Service Imphal, October 20: A grand fish fare cum fish crop competition was held today by fishery department of Manipur at Hapta Kanjeibung, Palace Compound, on the eve of the state’s biggest traditional festival, “Ningol Chakouba”. In Ningol Chakouba, married women are invited to their parental home to lunch with fish as the main menu. Blessings are showered with gifts to the sisters by their brothers and parents on this day. It is the festival that tightens the brother-sister bond. Varieties of fish, including different types of locally-availableRead More

7th pay commission; Biren urges JAC of AMTUC and AMGEO for three months while MGSF limits to 20 days

Pothashang News Service Imphal, October 27: Chief Minister N Biren Singh has urged the Joint Administrative Council of All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council and All Manipur Government Employees’ Organisation (JAC of AMTUC and AMGEO) to give three months time to the State Government to take up necessary steps and procedures for implementation of 7th pay commission recommendation. The appeal was made while the Manipur Government Services Federation (MGSF), another employees group gave the N. Biren Singh government 20 days’ time to take a “positive step” to implement the recommendations. Biren Singh madeRead More

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