Saturday, February 24th, 2018


Lady with WY worth Rs 92 lakh apprehended

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, February 24, 2018: 12 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) recovered 18400 numbers of WY tablets worth Rs. 92 lakhs approximately at Khudengthabi check post yesterday. Based on specific information at around 5: 45 pm one white color Maruti Van bearing egistration number MN 04 A 5072 moving from Moreh to Imphal was stopped at Khudengthabi check post. During checking the vehicle WY tablets were found, hidden inside a mattress. The recovered contraband items along with apprrehendee, WaikhomRead More

Media Seminar on Promotion of Organic Product and Value Chain Marketing Begins

Imphal, February 24, 2018 (DIPR): Organic food produce has become popular among the masses due to the advantages ranging from health benefits to environmental rewards. Director Horticulture and Soil Conservation Shri K. Kipgen was speaking during the inauguration of the 2-Day Media Seminar on Promotion of Organic Product and Value Chain Marketing” at the Hotel Classic organised by Editor’s Guild Manipur under the sponsorship of Department of Horticulture & Soil Conservation, Manipur. Shri K. Kipgen said in the present scenario, popularity of the term ‘Organic’ is due to the awarenessRead More


Imphal, FEBRUARY 24, 2018 (DIPR): The 3 -day long Festival of Literature,Dance & Music kicked off today at Chorus Repertory Theatre Complex,Samushang with eminent theatre personality, poet and playwright  Shri Ratan Thiyam as the Chief Guest. The event was organized by Writers’ Forum, Imphal under the financial umbrella of North Eastern Council, Ministry of DoNER, Government of India. The function was attended by eminent poet & Director (IPR),North Eastern Council, Secretariat, Shillong, Shri Manas Ranjan Mahapatra as the Guest of Honour and  President, Writers’ Forum, Imphal, Shri Lamabam Viramani asRead More


Imphal, February 24, 2018 (DIPR): A series of Press Conference of Head of Departments for Highlighting Developmental Activities of various departments of Manipur Government, organised by Directorate of Information & Public Relations began today at DIPR Office, MST Complex, Moirangkhom, Imphal. The first day of the Press Conference began with the Agriculture Department in the first session with Shri Ph. Rajendra, Director, Agriculture Department stating the developmental activities of the Department. He stated that the department has undertaken various Centrally Sponsored Schemes with 90:10 Center State Share ratio including RasjtriyaRead More


Imphal, the 24th February,2018 (DIPR): ‘Festival of Literature Dance & Music’ was kicked off from today at Chorus Repertory Theatre Complex, Samushang, Imphal. The Festival is jointly organised by the Writers’ Forum Imphal and North Eastern Council, Ministry of DONER and will continue till 26th February, 2018. As part of the Festival of Literature Dance & Music, ‘Sandhyagi Eshei’ was presented as Dance Drama. The Dance Drama was choreographed by W. Lokendrajit. Kangjam Radhakumar recited the translated (translated by himself in English) version of Sandhyagi Eshei/ Evening Song. An interactionRead More

Floating Research Laboratory launched to monitor Loktak

SENDRA, FEBRUARY 24, 2018 (DIPR): Forest and Environment Minister Shri Thounaoujam Shyamkumar today launched a floating research laboratory of Institute of Bio resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) at the Loktak Lake, Sendra. The mobile laboratory will be used for monitoring the eco-system of the Loktak Lake. Speaking to media persons, Minister Th. Shyamkumar said the floating research laboratory will help in checking the water quality of the Loktak Lake. Stating that Loktak Lake has been polluted by various reasons, he said scientists can do their research including making organic compostRead More

MANIREDA to electrify hills

Imphal, February 24, 2017 (DIPR): Power Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh today inaugurated 100 KWp Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) Power Plant at the Mechanical Engineering Workshop, National Institute of Technology, Manipur Langol Campus. The project is being funded by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India and MANIREDA is the implementing agency. NIT spent only Rs. 20 lakhs for the solar photovoltaic power plant  where as the actual estimate cost is Rs. 2 crore 53 lakhs. Speaking on the occasion, MinisterRead More

36 local clubs ‘decide’to lesson Yaoshang days

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, February 24, 2018:  Chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh today said he feels good to hear that around 36 clubs from Kongba area have decided to reduce the number of days of Yaoshang celebration to 3 days. Biren was stresing over the negative effects of prolonged celebration of Yaoshang and Lai Haraoba in the state while addressing the gathering at DM College of Science on the first day of the collge’s week. He said various civil societies have appealed the people of the state to lessen theRead More

Reports of drug smuggled through Manipur are Shame for Manipur: Biren

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, February 24: It is shame for the state to learn from the reports from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh that illegal drugs are being smuggled from Myanmar through Manipur, said chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh. He was speaking at DM College of Science at the inauguration of the college week celebration. Biren said in the last 11 months, the new government has waged a war against drugs to stop the negative impacts of drug abuse in the society. The government has already started new policies for drugRead More

CM Biren announces Rs. 50 crore for state colleges

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, February 24, 2018: Chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh has announced that under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan, RUSA the colleges of the state would get a sum of Rs. 50 crore to improve the infrastructures, laboratories, library and classroom of the college. Biren made the announcement while launching College Week Celebration, 2018 of D.M. College of Science at the college campus today. The state government would also share of a sum of Rs 5 crores in this regard, he added. He said the government has streamlinedRead More

Electrician association pleas not to engage unprofessional electricians

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, February 24, 2018: All Manipur Unemployed Electrician Association, Manipur has urged the people not to engage electricians who do not register in the association as the risky task are being taken up by many untrained electricians. Lakhsana Khuman, general secretary of the association said the electrical trade is risky and the electrician should be able to take responsibility of the job. He was talking to the reporters at Manipur Press Club. In other parts of the nation there are electrician boards and those who are notRead More

Natural resource protection committee to protect natural resources and people rights

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, February 24, 2018: The Committee on the Protection of Natural Resources in Manipur today organised a discussion on Protection of Natural Resources in Manipur at the Manipur Press Club, Imphal. It took resolutions concerned with the ‘aggressive’ targeting of Manipur in India’s Act East Policy with subsequent push for extractive industries, hydropower projects, and infrastructure projects with increased involvement of neo-liberal forces, multinational corporate bodies and international financial institutions. Aram Pamei, co-convenor, Citizens Concern for Dams and Development, Yumlembam Thoiba, convenor, Mapithel Dam Downstream Affected Peoples,Read More

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