January, 2018


Clarification sought over blast at MLA Dingo’s residence

Pothashang News Service Imphal, January 31, 2018: People of Sekami assembly constituency has sought clarification on the blast that occurred near the residential wall of Sekami MLA Dingo Singh on January 27. In a press release signed by the convenor of the JAC against the bomb blast at the residence of MLA Dingo said the JAC does not take the blast lightly. There was also a blast threat in October last, it added. The bomb was exploded nearby Khurkhul Dispensary which is next to the resident of the MLA. WhenRead More


Pothashang News Service Imphal, January 31, 2018: Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh has announced to set up a Fast Track Court within this March to deal drug related cases in the state. He made the announcement during the opening ceremony of a Legal Services Camp organised by Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MASLA) in collaboration with the Manipur government at Manipur Trade and Expo Centre, Lamboikhongnangkhong in Imphal West District today. Biren said the menace of drug abuse and trafficking has emerged as a great threat to the state. “I have discussedRead More

36 managers of MSPDCL & MSPCL on indefinite cease work strike

Pothashang News Service Imphal, January 31, 2018: The managers, deputy managers and assistant managers recruited in 2014 and 2016 on Tuesday launched indefinite cease work strike opposing against the One-Time Relaxation Policy and allegedly proposed Lateral Entry to any post in Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited (MSPDCL) and Manipur State Power Company Limited (MSPCL). Thirty-six managers of the duel companies have abstained from their works. They said they are compelled to launch the strike even if they don’t want to indulge in any agitation.Since the unbundling of state power department asRead More

New employees lock PWD office

Pothashang News Service Imphal, January 31, 2018: Employees recruited in in 2016 at Public Works Department (PWD) today locked the main entrance of the department building and staged a sit-in demanding to lift “Keep in Abeyance” order imposed upon the employees. All Manipur Newly Appointed PWD Employees’ Association (AMNAPEA) also demanded to complete process of listing them in the Manipur Government Employees List. AMNAPEA vice-president Y. Chandrasekhar said the government has exploited them by putting several restrictions on their service in the form of different orders many a times after they joinedRead More

36 acres poppy farm destroyed

Pothashang News Service Imphal, January 31, 2018: A combined team consisting of Tengnoupal deputy commissioner, Tengnoupal police and E-Coy, 18 Assam Rifles, 8 Manipur Rifles and Narcotics and Borders Affairs has destroyed 36 acres of Poppy plantations at Machi Hills and Simang village that would value around 2 crore and  16 lakh. Tengnoupal DC Kh. Raghumani Singh, SP Tengnoupal S.Ibomcha Singh, AC Th. Krishnatombi Singh of CDO Moreh, SDPO Moreh Lawrence K. Munluo, SDCs Tengnoupal A. Charankumar, N. Kamei, E-Coy, 18 AR led by Major Sekhar, OC Tengnoupal Inspector John Lamkang,Read More


Pothashang News Service Imphal, January 31, 2018: The fishing community of Loktak represented by the All Loktak Lake Area Fishermen Union, Manipur (ALLFUM) would like has shown their gratitude to the state government for proactively taking up the crucial issue of Loktak Lake. ALLFUM welcome the response of the government that there is an increasing recognition to the institutional and legal inadequacies in managing the lake environment and the people who inhabit the lake. Loktak Development Authority (LDA) which was established in 1986, is the only ‘institution’ that handles the issue of theRead More

Core Committee of Nagaland THCO asks BJP’s stand on the ‘Joint Declaration’

Pothashang News Service Imphal, January 31, 2018: The Core Committee of Nagaland Tribal Hohos and Civil organizations (CNNTHCO) has asked the BJP to clarify its position in connection to the January 29 ‘Joint Declaration’. In a press statement released by the core committee convenor Theja Theriah and co-convenor David Sangtam said the unclear stand of the BJP has created chaos in Nagaland. The BJP cannot speak with forked tongue when even after signing the Joint Declaration, it put in place a most insidious game plan to scuttle the cry of SolutionRead More


IMPHAL, JANUARY 30, 2018 (DIPR): Agriculture Minister Shri V.Hangkhanlian today said mass awareness programme on effects of burning rice residues on soil and environment is necessary to maintain the good soil condition in thase State. He was speaking as the Chief Guest at the Brain Storming Workshop on Rice Residue Burning in Manipur-Issue and Strategies for Sustainable Management held at Hotel Classic Grande, Imphal. The Minister said that Soil Health Card (SHC) which gives each farmer the soil nutrient status of his land holding, is a major initiative of theRead More


Imphal, January 31, 2018 (DIPR): Education Minister Shri Th. Radheshaym said that objective of education is not just literacy but is also to create opportunities for others. One must pursue education not just to get Government jobs but to create jobs and opportunities for others as well. He was speaking as Chief Guest at the Annual Day Celebration 2017 – 2018 of Assam Rifles Public School, Mantripukhri IGAR (South). He appealed to the educated people to become entrepreneurs which will provide job opportunities for others. The Minister said, one mustRead More

Daughter-in-law rapists shot dead

Pothashang News Service Imphal, January 31, 2018: Daughter-in-law rapists Thokchom Ratan, 46 was shot death by unknown armed persons at Samaram Lamkhai in Thoubal district. Ratan, son of Jugeshore, resident of Charangpat was shot by two unknown armed persons while he was standing at the verandah of his steel furniture house at Samaram Lamkhai. The incident took place at around 2:30 pm yesterday. He was shot with two bullets on his head. Six years back, Ratan had allegedly raped his daughter-in-law at gun point at Hotel Apsara located at North AOC on SeptemberRead More


Imphal, January 30, 2018 (DIPR): In an effort to enhance the quality of life for people with differently abled and their families, meet their basic needs and ensure their inclusion and participation, community based rehabilitation project for persons with disabilities(PWDs) was launched today at Spastic Society of Manipur Campus,Tapokpi Bazar,Langthabal Kunja,Canchipur. CAF & PD,Revenue Minister Shri K Shyam and Education,Labour and Employment Minister Shri Th Radheshyam graced the inaugural function as chief guest and president respectively. The project for PWDs was that implemented by Spastic Society Manipur in collaboration with NationalRead More


Bishnupur, January 30, 2018(DIPR): Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt. Nemcha Kipgen sternly stated that the policy of no work, no pay will soon be effective to the employees of her departments. This was expressed today during a surprise visit at the District Social Welfare Office, Bishnupur District. Minister Nemcha urged the officers-in-charge to properly maintain the attendance register and all the employees should inculcate the sense of punctuality by attending office in the official allotted timings without fail. One should not forget that salary is being paid by theRead More

Imphal Municipal Corporation paralysed with strike

Pothashang News Service Imphal, January 30, 2018: The Imphal Municipal Corporation is paralysed as its 162 employees are on cease work strike since January 11 demanding to clear their pending eight months’ salary and to implement Sixth Pay Commission recommendations. They have started staging sit-in on the sixth day the cease work strike began, inside the municipal council office complex as the authorities remained silent to their cease work strike. The employees had undergone similar strike for more than a month during September and November last year demanding the same.Read More

Nagaland Assembly accepts resignation of 10 NPF legislatures

Pothashang News Service Imphal, January 30: Ngaland Legislative Assembly today accepted resignation of 10 NPF legislatures as tendered by MLAs. The legislatures are TokhehoYepthomi, Noke Wangnao, Neikiestie Nicky Kise, Pangnyu Phom, Zhaleo Rio, Deo Nukhu,  C.M. Chang, Pohwang Konyak, Namri Nachang and Neiba Kronu. This notice came after 11 representatives of 11 political parties including the ruling NPF, its ally BJP and opposition Congress expressed solidarity with  civil society groups and Naga tribal Hohos’ call for a solution to the Naga issue before the elections, and announced a unanimous decision not toRead More


Imphal, January 30, 2107 (DIPR):  The State today observed Martyrs’ Day to pay respects to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi as well as to the freedom fighters of the country. The State level observation was held at GM Hall, Imphal. Governor of Manipur Dr. Najma Heptulla led the dignitaries including Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh and his Council of Ministers, Opposition leader Shri O. Ibobi Singh, MLAs along with other top civil and police officials to pay rich floral tributes to the statue of Gandhi. During the observation,Read More

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