Sunday, December 31st, 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


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 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


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