March, 2018


Governor inaugurates public convenience

Tamenglong, March 31st, 2018, (DIPR):  Through “digital technology” we will try to showcase the beauty and culture of Manipur whether it is dress, dance, music and culture by creating a job opportunities closer to their home in a beautiful atmosphere said Governor of Manipur Dr. Najma Heptulla while inaugurating a Public Convenience constructed by 143 Battalion C.R.P.F under civic action plan at Khonsang Village in Tamenglong District. In today’s inaugural function Dr. Najma Heptulla expressed that she is very happy to be here with the people of Tamenglong during theRead More

Do not misinterpret history for political mileage: Heingang Congress

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 31, 2018: Heingang Block Congress Committee has urged the chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh not to misinterpret the indigenous history of the state just for political mileage. It condemned the chief minister for his speech in Gujarat. The chief minister’s comment has a created a catastrophic fear amongst the people for losing its rich legacy of history, said vice-president of Sawombung district Congress Committee, Wangkhem Shyamkumar. He said Rukamani is not related with Arunachal Pradesh at all. Rukamani is the daughter of Bhishmaka, a royal Vedic Aryan tribeRead More

NIA to probe 56 missing pistols

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 31: The state government has written to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe missing of 56 auto 9 mm 1A pistols along with 58 magazines, said chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh. Addressing the reporters at CM’s secretariat Biren termed the incident of missing of arms from the well-guarded Arms Kote (PHQ Pool) of 2nd Battalion, Manipur Rifles as a serious threat to the national and state security. The incident came to light after  MR Commandant P. Manjit examined the current holdings of arms and ammunitions ofRead More

MMWO strike upshots clash

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 31, 2018: Forty-two hours general strike launched yesterday midnight has disrupted the normalcy in Imphal especially along the Khurai Chairenthong-Saombung -Khabeishoi area in Imphal East. The general strike was imposed by Manipur Muslim Welfare Organisation (MMWO) against the government’s the ‘failure’ to carry out investigation on the schemes of the department for the welfare of minorities and other backward classes (MOBC). The agitators damaged a passenger vehicle at Khabeishoi area. Police fired rubber bullet, tear gas shell and smoke bombs to push away the strike volunteers along theRead More

Alternative Disputes Resolution centre launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 31, 2018: The first Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) centre of Manipur was lauched at Lamphelpat, Imphal West by chief minister Nongthomam Biren Singh in the presence of Judge of Supreme Court of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi today. Biren Singh said such ADR centre would facilitate in resolving civil disputes through arbitration, mediation and conciliation and benefit the common people of the state. Such concept of ADR mechanism is capable of providing a substitute to the conventional methods of resolving various disputes, he added. He mentioned the advantagesRead More

Cooperative seminar launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 31, 2018: Minister of cooperation and social welfare, Nemcha Kipgen today inaugurated a one-day state level seminar on ‘Cooperative for Social and Economic Changes in Manipur’ held at Iboyaima Sumang Lila Shanglen, Imphal. Nemcha stated that cooperative plays a significant role in boosting the socio-economic condition of Manipur. It is a known fact that cooperative organization brings economic development and also social changes through self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, solidarity and belief in ethical values of honesty and social responsibilities. She stated that the social and economic benefitsRead More

Manipuri culture contributes a lot in national identity: Joykumar

IMPHAL, 31st MARCH, 2018 (DIPR): Manipuri culture with its uniqueness has been contributing a lot in promoting national identity. This was stated by Deputy Chief Minister Shri Yumnam Joykumar Singh while addressing at the inaugural session of One day Seminar on “Manipuri Culture: Issues Relating to National Identity”, at Court Hall of Manipur University today. Deputy Chief Minister said, Manipur has its uniqueness of having written history, literature and  unique culture. He said, Manipuri culture has been dynamic in its own course enabling to absorb good values from time toRead More

Zillai’s total shutdown strike shortened

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 31, 2018: Zillai, a Vaiphei students’ association has declared to shorten its 18 hours total shut down in Churachadpur district to 14 hours. The development came up after superintendent of police, and ADC of the district gave assurance that the district administration is putting up their best efforts to secure the safe release of the two abducted youths at the earliest. Zillai imposed the18 hours total shutdown since yesterday midnight in Chrachandpur district demanding the government to act for safe release of two civilians who were abducted for ransom.

Adieu to former CM Dorendro

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 31, 2018: Manipur paid tribute to former chief minister R.K Dorendro who passed away on Friday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of medical Sciences Hospital. Dorendra Singh had been chief minister of the state four times during 1974 to 1993. Before becoming the chief minister, he served the people as the Speaker of Manipur Assembly. Chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh today led hundreds of people in paying tributes to Dorendro, who was laid to rest with full state honour. Last rites of the late leader were performed atRead More

Chief minister Biren clarifies his Madhavpur statement

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 30, 2018: Chief minister Biren Singh as assured to the Maniur Students’ Federation has clarified on his speech delivered at the of Madhavpur mela, a religio-cultural fair going in Porbandar district of Gujarat. The clarification statement released by media advisor to the chief minister Irengbam Arun stated that “During the time of Gods, i.e., during Bhagwan Krishna’s period Krishna married to a girl named Rukamani and had good relationship with the people of the North East region (Assam,Manipur, Nagaland, etc) which borders China. However, thereRead More

CM assures MSF to clarify on his speech

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 30: Chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh has assured the Manipur Students’ Federation (MSF) that he will give clarification over his speech at the gathering at Madhavpur mela, a religio-cultural fair going in Porbandar district of Gujarat. Representatives of MSF today met the chief minister at its office for more than an hour over the speech which has been termed as controversial by some sections of the society. “The chief minister has assured us that he will make the clarification on his speech, and for the timeRead More

Curachandpur Bandh begins tonight

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 30, 2017: Zillai, Vaiphei students’ association has imposed an 18 hours total shutdown in Chrachandpur district demanding the government to act for safe release of two civilians who were abducted for ransom. The two abducted persons were truck driver Lalmalsawmlian of Lingsiphai village and an excavator (JCB) driver Khuplal ofTuili Leibul village, who were reportedly held hostage for a ransom of 20 lakhs. They were abducted on March 26 from their work site at Nabil Khuman village in Churachandpur. Both the drivers are engaged with Mangbeldam,Read More

Kuki inn reopens after renovation

Imphal, March 29, 2018(DIPR): Kuki Inn, a popular public hall situated in Imphal, was re-opened today after renovation. The re-opening ceremony was attended by YAS/Water Resources Minister Shri Letpao Haokip; TA & H and Fisheries Minister Shri N Kayisii and also by Shri C Doungel (former Minister) as the dignitaries. Chief Guest Shri Kayisii cut the ribbon for re-opening of the Kuki Inn Compound, while Guest of Honour Shri Letpao Haokip re-opened the Kuki Inn Hall by cutting the ribbon. Giving his speech, Shri Letpao appreciated the effort of hisRead More

OUGRI – 2018 launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 29, 2018: OUGRI – 2018, a multi-faceted talent hunt extravaganza by National Institute of Technology (NIT), Manipur was launched today at its Langol Campus in Imphal. Deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh said a lot of research works should be done to prosper technical education in the country. Our endeavour is to focus on research works both in technical education and pure sciences to generate new ideas and innovations. Technologies have been developed after undergoing research in diverse fields. In the country today, research work isRead More

Practising righteousness can enrich moral: Th. Radhashyam

Imphal, March 28, 2018 (DIPR): Education Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam Singh said that practice of righteousness and fulfilling one’s responsibility can enrich the morals in human while speaking as Chief Guest at the inaugural function of the Two-Day National Seminar on “Purvanchal Mein Bhakti Andolan” organised by the Department of Hindi, Manipur University, Canchipur, and the Central Institute of Hindi, Agra at the Court Hall of Manipur University.. Dharma, he added is the duty, the responsibility that one has to fulfil as a human being as a son-daughter, father-mother, brother-sisterRead More

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