February, 2018


Manipur government supplies Coal to industries in the state

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, February 26, 2018: Consumer affairs, food and public distribution (CAF & PD) minister Karam Shyam announced that the state has started catering coal to industrial units in the state so that deforestation can be banned effectively and at the same time increase the state’s income. Brick fields and other small and medium industrial units have been using wood fuel which leads to mass destruction of forest. In order to substitute the use of forest product the state has currently started supplying coal. This will help toRead More

MPYCC protests against Prime Minister Modi for ‘Looting the Nation”

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, February 26: Manipur Pradesh Youth Congress Committee (MPYCC) today protested against NDA government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly looting the nation. The protest rally was held on Sunday at Mayang Imphal Bazar against Nirav Modi in association with Mayang Imphal Assembly Youth Congress Committee. In the biggest banking fraud in India’s history, Nirav Modi, a billionaire, luxury jewelry designer is the main accused. Government run Punjab National Bank has detected “fraudulent and unauthorised” transactions of over Rs. 11,400 crore. The prime accused, Nirav Modi has already fledRead More

Employees indefinite cease work strike ‘begins’ tomorrow

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, February 26, 2018:  Manipur Government Services’ Federation (MGSF) has announced to launch indefinite cease work strike tomorrow demanding to implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The employees’ federation decided to launch the strike until the central pay is implemented. The meeting strongly condemned the delay in execution of the pay commission recommendations. The cease work strike will be exempt the education department in view of the ongoing examinations, said a press statement released by the general secretary, MGSF Purujit Lairikyengbam. On February 6 during the 4th session of the 11th ManipurRead More

CM Biren distributed loans

Imphal, February 25 (DIPR): Chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh distributed loans to 179 persons and self help groups amounting to Rs. 2,35,01000 under Manipur State Co-operative Bank (MSCB) Ltd. at a function held at the Durbar Hall of chief minister’s secretariat today. Out of this total amount, Rs. 1,38,34,000 was distributed to the persons who approached the chief minister for assistance on Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day. Piggery loan of Rs. 51,52,000 was distributed to 56 individuals and dairy loan of Rs. 7,20,000 was handed over to 6 farmers. A totalRead More

Euphonious musical evening by Kakching Battalion

Imphal, February 25: A melodious musical evening was conducted by Kakching Battalion/HQ 28 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General of Assam Rifles (South) on yesterday at Serou Village. The musical evening was organised with the motive to develop and maintain a healthy environment among the youth in hinterland of Manipur. The dazzling Jazz band of Kakching battalion gave an explicit performance with music ranging from Hindi, Manipuri, North Eastern melodies and some ecstatic English classics liked by the locals. It was a thrilling performance with asRead More

8th International Women’s Conference held

Bengaluru, February 25, 2018 (DIPR): Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt. Nemcha Kipgen strongly affirms that Manipuri women since time immemorial have played exemplary roles in the socio-economic and cultural life of Manipur. This was expressed by the Minister at the 8th International Women’s Conference (IWC) 2018 titled – ‘Life: A Mystical Journey’ held at at Vishalakshi Mantap at The Art of Living International Center, Bengaluru held from February 23 to 25, 2018. Addressing the media during the conference, Minister Nemcha highlighted that Manipur has witnessed the successful responsibility ofRead More

Campaign against pollution launched

Imphal, February 25: Forest and environment minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar today launched a campaign against pollution under the theme “save the future, pollution is controllable” at Manipur Pollution Control Board (MPCB) office, Imphal West DC Office Complex, Lamphelpat. As a part of the campaign the minister flagged off two rallies from the MPCB office complex. Four cyclists will tour Imphal, Jiribam and Hailakandi (Assam) and return back on same route on March 1 in the first rally. The second rally comprising bikers and cyclists will cover Lamphelpat, Moirang, Kakching, Thoubal and Oinam, carrying postersRead More

Biren assures to increase YAS budget to Rs 100 crore

Imphal, February 25: Chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh has assured to increase the annual budget of Youth Affairs and Sports (YAS) to Rs 100 crore in the 2019-20 fiscal year, on Shannaroishinggi Numit organised by YAS department at Khuman Lampak main stadium today. The chief minister also announced to hike the cash incentives for the national level competitions from Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 6 lakh. He further said that daily allowance of the players who take part in the National level competitions would be increased from Rs. 200 to Rs. 500.Read More

Loi communities of Manipur – Naoroibam Indramani

Contd. from 18th February, 2018 : Kumbi – The tributes of this village were that one Singlen paid 15 Phoubots of Paddy, 30 Phoubots of paddy to the Lamchaba, Kairang. One Sareng Pounga by two men, one Kongpal of Thangchi, one Kangpol of Mudfish. 10 number of Chinwok, 100 coins by one man at the time of searching the hill people, one pot of Hentak, one Sareng Pounga by two man, one Kangpol of Mudfish. In Stiek Siyeng Phambal, the Khullakpa paid one dish, the Luplakpa paid one bow, andRead More

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

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