Thursday, February 22nd, 2018


MSRLM signs MoU with PIAs tasked with skilling rural youth

Imphal, 28th December, 2017 (DIPR): The Manipur State Rural Livelihoods Mission today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with seven Project Implementing Agencies for the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) in Manipur in the presence of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh. The MoU was signed at the Conference Hall of the Minister’s New Secretariat Office. As part of the signing of the MoU, Minister Biswajit also released the Wall and Table Calendars of the Manipur State Rural Livelihoods Mission. Minister Biswajit said that underRead More

King Kangba memorial at Kangmong to be developed as heritage site: Jayantakumar

Imphal, February 22, 2017: Art & Culture Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh today announced that the memorial site of King Kangba at Kangmong will be developed as a Heritage Site of the State. A ministerial team today paid an inspection visit at Kangmong of Nambol under Konthoujam Constituency of Imphal West where the last rite of King Kangba is believed to have been performed. Speaking to the media, Minister Jayantakumar said that the Government will soon develop the memorial site to a Heritage Site of the State and promote itRead More

Assam Rifles distributes solar lamps

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, February 22, 2018: 11 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis HQ IGAR (South), organised a programme on “Support to the Needy” and distributed Solar Lamps to villages around Moreh today. The event was a huge success with extensive participation of the villagers. A total of 68 Solar Lamps were distributed to the villagers of Maojang and D Mannaphai villages. It was also assured to the villagers that additional development projects/assistance will be provided by the unit in future as well. The successRead More

Rs 78,44,03,000 for YAS

Imphal, February 22, 2018(DIPR): On Day 14 of the 4th Session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly, the House unanimously passed four Demands for Grants amounting to Rs 172,07,92,000 (Rs 172 crore rupees). The Demands for Grants include Demand No. 6-( Transport) Rs 15,29,27,000/-, Demand No. 16-(Co-operation) Rs 26,12,26,000/-, Demand No. 25 – (Youth Affairs and Sports Department) Rs 78,44,03,000/- and Demand No. 48-(Relief and Disaster Management) Rs 52,22,36,000/-. Chief Minister Shri N Biren Singh, who is in charge of Transport, said that the revenue collected from the Transport DepartmentRead More

Mapithel Dam downstream affected people urge for economic package ahead of dam commission

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, February 22, 2018: “How will we survive in this village without water and road? asked the Mapithel Dam downstream affected villagers of Tumukhong Moirangpurel area in meeting held today at the village community hall. The road condition in this big dam area is miserable. The chief minister visited our village. But nothing has been seen taking up to construct roads. We have appealed him for that. We are totally neglected. How will we survive?, asked Chingakham Ibemhal while talking to the reporters. She said theRead More

Delhi-Imphal direct flight by April

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, February 22, 2018: Ministry of civil aviation has assured the state government that Air India would begin daily direct flights from New Delhi to Imphal by first week of April, 2018. Chief minister Nongthongbam Biren announced it at the inaugural function of 3rd International Convention of Service Industry NER(I)-ASEAN FOCUS CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam) held today at Classic Grande, Imphal. Biren Singh said the government is planning to build a resort to attract more tourists in the state. The government is trying to acquire 100 acres ofRead More

835 cases registered by Vigilance & Anti-Corruption cell: CM

Imphal, February 22, 2018 (DIPR): On day 13 of the 4th session of the Manipur Legislative Assembly yesterday, Leader of the House, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh informed the House that the Anti-Corruption & Vigilance Department have registered a total of 835 cases in the past five years. Under the Anti Corruption Cell, 354 cases were registered and 481 cases under the Vigilance Wing. He also said that since January, 2013, 307 cases were disposed after enquiry by Anti Corruption Cell and 353 cases disposed after enquiry by VigilanceRead More

Foundation stone for Manipur Judicial Academy laid

Imphal, February 22, 2018 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh and High Court of Manipur Chief Justice, Smt. Justice Abhilasha Kumari laid the foundation stone for Manipur Judicial Academy at Pangei in Imphal East District yesterday. Among others, Law and Legislative Affairs Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh, High Court of Manipur Judges Justice N. Kotiswar Singh and Justice Kh. Nobin Singh and Advocate General Shri N. Kumarjit were present on the dais as dignitaries. Speaking at the occasion, Shri N. Biren said that the problems being encountered by all concernedRead More

4 demands for grants amounting to Rs. 20,23,51,27,000 passed by house

Imphal, February 22, 2018 (DIPR): During day 13 of the ongoing 4th session of 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly yesterday, Education Minister Shri Th Radheshyam during the discussion on Demands for Grants said that there are plans for amalgamation of schools with the participation of the Deputy Commissioners and ZEOs as members. Out of total 2,920 schools, 2,335 are Government and 585 are Government-aided. There is requirement of more than 5000 teachers to fill up the shortage of manpower. Stating that the hills are the most affected areas, the Minister saidRead More

Ithai barrage will not create problem during monsoon: Biren

Imphal February. 22, 2018 (DIPR): On Day 14 of the ongoing 4th Session of 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly, Leader of the House, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh informed the House that a Joint Committee has been formed which will look into the opening of the Ithai Barrage gate. Replying to a question raised by MLA Shri K. Ranjit Singh, Water Resources Minister Shri Letpao Haokip informed the House that the State has no purview over the Ithai Barrage as it is functioning under National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC). StatingRead More

Assam Rifles conducts ex-servicemen meet

Imphal, February 22, 2018: In an endeavour to address grievances and other administrative issues of ex-servicemen, 26 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) conducted Ex Servicemen Meet (ESM) meet for retired Army and Assam Rifles personnel today at Thoubal Company Operating Base. The meet was chaired by Wing Commander AD Singh (Retd), ex-servicemen and Company Commander of Thoubal Company Operating Base and focused on educating the Ex-Servicemen with policies in vogue for welfare of ESM. Grievances regarding documentation issues were addressed and necessaryRead More

1.5 kg of Red Spinel & 120 pieces of Blue Sapphire seized

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, February 22, 2018: 12 Assam Rifles orbated under of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) apprehended two peddlers carrying approximately 1.5 kgs of Red Spinel and 120 pieces (approximately 100 gms) of Blue Sapphire at PVCP, Khudengthabi yesterday. Yesterday at around 10 am, a suspicious Blue Colour Maruti Van MN04A 9154 travelling from Moreh to Imphal was stopped for checking at PVCP, Khudengthabi. On checking the vehicle, Red Spinel and Blue Sapphire were recovered from two peddlers, tied up around theirRead More

NIT students meet Union sports minister

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, February 22: The exciting journey of the NIT students further continued as they met the Union Sports minister Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore  today. The students held an interactive session with the sports minister who in return encouraged the students to study hard and excel in sports as well. The sports minister reflecting on the fact that the team of FIFA U-17 consisted of 8 Manipuris, said that despite Manipur lacking sports facilities, the grass route level has excellent talent and they know, how to pickRead More

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