December, 2017

 

Nobel peace prize winner felicitated

Pothashang News Service Imphal, December 31, 2107: Nobel peace prize winner Yayah Khan who is an MBBS inter student at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences was felicitated today at the institute. Yayah Khan was among five Indian Doctors for peace and Development (IDPD) delegations in the team—International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapon (ICAN) that won the Nobel Peace Prize. The team the in Nobel Peace Prize in the ceremony held in Oslo Norway on December 10. It is a pride of our state getting selected Yayah Khan as oneRead More


DESAM cautions actions against profit motivated educational institutions

Pothashang News Service Imphal, December 31, 2017: Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) has cautioned the mushrooming educational institutions which are motivated with business ideals and sought public support to jot out such institutions. DESAM president Moirangthem Angamba Meitei cautioned the institution in the student body’s annual programme “Meet the Press” held at its Sagolband office today. The student leader said DESAM is all set to strictly monitor those institutes which are profit makers. He said as education is a must in making a better society and DESAM has beenRead More


Manipur State Transport : IMPHAL- CHANDEL MST BUS SERVICE TO START FROM NEW YEAR DAY

CM ONCE AGAIN APPEALS ALL TO COME TO NEGOTIATING TABLE BEFORE LAUNCHING AN AGITATION Imphal, December 31, 2017(DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh today said that as he assured earlier to the people of the Chandel District,  the Imphal – Chandel Bus Service under the Manipur State Transport (MST) would be started from January 1, 2018,New Year’s Day and the Chief Ministergi Hakshelgi Tengbang (Health Insurance Scheme for BPL families) would be launched on January 15, 2018 (MEEYAMGI NUMIT). This was disclosed by him when extending best wishes toRead More


CM distributes loans on the New Years eve

Pothashang News Service Imphal, December 31, 2017: Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh today handed over loans amounting Rs. 54, 36,000 to 45 beneficiaries who included farmers and entrepreneurs at the chief minister’s secretariat. The loan amounts were given to the 34 piggery farmers, 10 beneficiaries to dairy farmers and one beneficiary for embroidery. The beneficiaries included two persons who came on previous Meeyamgi Numit asking for financial assistance and others under Area Development Scheme.  The loan assistance ranging from Rs. 92,000 to Rs. 10 lakh was provided through the Manipur StateRead More


Photography contest winners announced

Pothashang News Service Imphal, December 31, 2017: Royal Photography Manipur (RPM) has announced the winner of 3rd Monthly Online Photography Contest_December 2017. The top three winners are Etmas Biaan Samte, Chirantanu Saikia and Nongam Sorokh. The prizes are sponsored by Sageingakpa Ahongshangbam of Thangmeiband, Imphal in loving memory of his late grandfather Ahongshangbam Kunjabihari Meitei. RPM congratulated the winners and thanked the participants. It appealed the winners to provide complete postal address at royalphotographymanipur@gmail.com so that the prizes could be dispatched on January 5.


40 hospitalised after consuming fermented Soya beans

Pothashang News Service Imphal, December 31, 2017: At least 40 persons including women and children hailing from Kiyamgei Muslim Awang Leikai, Imphal East were rushed to hospitals after consuming fermented soya beans, locally known as Hawaijar. The Hawaijar victims were yesterday admitted at public hospital, Hatta, Jawaharlal Nehru Institutes of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) and Noor Hospital, Lilong. Mmedical superintendent, JNIMS, Dr. Ranbir said the patients had consumed the fermented soya Saturday evening and they started arriving at the hospital one after another. They were reported falling sick from vomiting andRead More


ASSAM RIFLES APPREHENDS ARMED CADRES OF UNPC/CTLA

Pothashang News Service Imphal, December 31: 26 ASSAM RIFLES under the aegis of HQ 9 Sector Assam Rifles has nabbed the culprits who were involved in kidnapping of a truck driver Adako Mao within 48 hours of the abduction thus tranquillising the communal tension. On December 28 Adako Mao was kidnapped after armed assailants stopped his truck at Motbung in Senapati district. Abduction resulted in public rising and blockaded of national highway.  Based on the specific input, 26 Assam Rifles along with Imphal East Commandos and Kangpokpi Police tracked the movements ofRead More


CM, WORKS MINISTER ATTEND REVIEW MEETING OF NH PROJECTS

Imphal, December 30, 2017 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh along with Works Minister Shri Th. Biswajit Singh attended the review meeting of National Highways Projects of North East States which was presided by Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Shri Nitin Gadakari at Kaziranga, Assam on 29th December, 2017. All the projects under NHs were thoroughly reviewed during the meeting. Shri Nitin Gadakari assured that there will be no shortage of funds for the road construction in the region. Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh proposed forRead More


Health Minister Laid Foundation Stone for The Construction of First Homeopathy Medical College Of The state

Imphal, 30th December 2017(DIPR): Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh has laid the Foundation Stone for the construction of Homeopathy Medical College at Lamphelpat today. This will be the first Homeopathy Medical College of the state. Attending the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony as Chief Guest, Minster Jayantakumar said that the Government is always ready to take up necessary actions to provide required infrastructures and manpower to improve the health sector of the state on priority basis. Mentioning about the shortage of fund minister said that the HealthRead More


People celebrates Emoinu festival with pomp and gaiety

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 30, 2017: The Meitei community today celebrated Emoinu festival worshipping the mother goddess of wealth, peace and prosperity, Emoinu Ahongbi. Emoinu Eratpa ritual is performed at home and in public places on the 12th of the Wakching month in the Manipuri lunar calendar. According to a Meitei myth, Goddess Emoinu lands on earth every year on this day and visits each home to shower her blessings. People lit candles and decorate with lights at home to welcome the Goddess. A well-prepared meal with the main dishRead More


LETPAO HAOKIP ATTENDS 9TH MEETING OF HIGH POWERED REVIEW BOARD OF BRAHMAPUTRA BOARD

Imphal, December 30, 2017 (DIPR): Water Resources Minister Shri Letpao Haokip attended the 9th meeting of High Powered Review Board of Brahmaputra Board chaired by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation with Shri Ksh. Pritam Singh, Additional Chief Engineer, Water Resources Department, Manipur and Shri AK. Sharat Singh, Executive Engineer at Borgos, Kaziranga, Assam today. During the meeting, Shri Letpao Haokip apprised the Union Minister of Water Resources that the State of Manipur is facing recurrent flash floods every year. During 2017 thereRead More


MANIPUR TOURISM TO ORGANIZE THE 3RD MANIPUR STATEHOOD DAY WOMEN’S POLO TOURNAMENT

Imphal, 29th December, 2017: Manipur Tourism will organize the 3rd Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo Tournament from January 17-21, 2018 at the Mapal Kangjeibung, Imphal. The tournament is a groundbreaking showcase of the only international women’s polo tournament in India. The teams and players for this unique polo event will be announced soon. Manipur Tourism presents this tournament as a fitting event in the Birthplace of Modern Polo, in recognition of Manipur’s contribution of 2/3 of the women polo players of India. The league tournament will be played at MapalRead More


FOUR OFFICIALS SUSPENDED IN CONNECTION WITH MISUTILISATION OF LAND RESOURCES AND PUBLIC PROPERTY

Imphal, December 28, 2017 (DIPR): CAF&PD, Revenue, Relief & Rehabilitation Minister Shri Karam Shyam today suspended four Government officials in connection with the irregularities in the utilisation of land resources,records and public assets. The decision was taken in consultation with the State Revenue Commissioner Shri Th. Chittaranjan & other concerned high ranking officials of the Department after detailed inquiry and  proper, thorough investigation of the irregularities and public offence committed by the culprits. The suspended officials are Shri N.Suran Singh,SDC Imphal West Central;Shri O Dhanabir Singh,Circle Mandol, SDC Office, ImphalRead More


SPORTS NECESSARY FOR HEALTHY AND DISCIPLINED SOCIETY: BISWAJIT

Imphal, December 28, 2017 (DIPR): Works Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh on Wednesday inaugurated the XVth Oinam Hill Youth & Students’ Organisation Annual Tournament at Oinam Hill Village, Senapati District. The Minister also unveiled a monolith of the tournament. Minister Biswajit said that sports help in creating a disciplined and healthy society. Sports is part of education and there are so many things that we can learn from sports, the Minister said. Expressing pleasure on seeing youths gathered for the annual tournament, the Minister said that the youth play aRead More


Plea against improper solar lamp installation

Pothashang News Service Imphal, December 27, 2017: A group of social interest people has drawn the attention of the state authority against alleged manipulation in installations of road side solar lamps in some of the residential municipal areas. The work order for the installation of the solar lamps was issued on April 15 to the Ward Development Committees under the 1st instalment of 14th FCA/GBG. The installations were to be completed on September 11. It was funded by Municipal Administration Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD). The individual group has allegedRead More


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