Tuesday, March 13th, 2018


Manipur Hill Journalists’ Union condemns Assam Police action

Pothashang News Service: mImphal, March 13, 2018: The Manipur Hill Journalists’  Union has condemned in strongest terms of the notorious action of Assam Police on March 10 at Zophai, Bairabi, Mizoram, the spot where Zofate Chawlbuk is proposed to be constructed. MHJU term the attack on a journalist is an attack on Freedom of Expression which is enshrine in the Constitution of India. On that fateful day, the Assam State police had brutally inflicted physical injury to a number of journalists including Mr. H. Lalthuthlunga Zate, a  Journalist who is Correspondent of Manmasi Digest,Read More

Press for action against assaulting of teacher

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 13, 2018: Kekrupat Minuthong Development Committee (KMDC) Women wing, staged a sit-in at Kabo Leikai, Imphal demanding the state authority to take necessary action against the student who allegedly assaulted two women invigilator at Standard Robert Higher Secondary School, Canchipur on March 7. Sajad Alam, student of Galaxy Institute of Science, Lilong is the student who assaulted the two lady teachers. It was alleged that Sajad punched Laimayum Thoibi Devi, 42, wife of Naorem Sarat Singh from Kabo Leikai C.D.O Road, Minuthong and Nongmeikapam Bijyarani Devi,Read More

State’s first cotton plantation launched by Minister Biswajit at Kwatha

MOREH, MARCH 13, 2018: Commerce, Textiles and Industries Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh today launched the first ever cotton plantation of Manipur at Kwatha village, Tengnoupal district. Speaking during a function as the chief guest, the Minister said the cotton plantation will help in reducing unemployment and provide jobs to the local farmers and improve the economy of the village. He also said that the village is suitable for cotton plantation as the germination process takes lesser time as compared to the standard time.  The plantation will also help inRead More

Biren checks preparations for Modi’s visit

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 13, 2018: Chief minister N. Biren Singh today inspected preparations at Luwangshangbam in Imphal East for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Manipur on March 16. Biren Singh along with his officials oversaw preparations going on at Luwangpokpa Cricket Stadium, where the Prime Minister would inaugurate/lay foundation stone of different projects and attend a public reception function. He inspected NISU Ground, where a temporary helipad is being constructed for landing of PM’s helicopter. He also inspected the work progress of Civil Secretariat and Rani Gaidinliu Memorial Complex locatedRead More

PAC demands to hand over Pravish’s case to the CBI ahead of PM’s visit

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 13: People Action Committee (PAC) formed to press for justice to the ‘mysterious’ death of Parvish Chanam of Manipur in Noida last year has heightened its agitation demanding to hand over the Pravish’s case to the CBI ahead of Prime Minister’s visit to Manipur on March 16. Spearheaded by PAC, student bodies, Youth Forum for Protection of Human Rights and civil society organisations today launched ‘Justice Campaign’ over Parvish death and racial discrimination towards the North East people in the mainland of the country. People stagedRead More

TSA condemns ‘barbaric act’ of Assam Police

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 13, 2018: The Thadou Students’ Association, General Headquarters (TSA-GHQ) and TSA Mizoram Branch has vehemently condemned the barbaric act of Assam Police who mindlessly carried out a reign of terror upon innocent Mizo youths at Zophai, Bairabi in Kolasib District, Mizoram and Mizoram media persons who were there to cover the incident. “We also condemn the high handedness of Assam’s Hailakandi district administration for utilising highly disproportionate strength of police force to commit such horrible and despicable acts on a small group of student volunteers ofRead More

Minister Biswajit inspects Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Moreh

MOREH, MARCH 13, 2018: Commerce, Textiles and Industries Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh today inspected the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Moreh, Tengnoupal District. The Minister said the ICP at Moreh Gate Number No. 1 will boost border management and trade infrastructure. The Minister speaking to media persons after the inspection said that the ICP will have provide secure, seamless and efficient systems for cargo and passenger movement. He also said that trade transaction costs will reduce and promote regional trade and people-to-people contact. The ICP at Moreh is oneRead More

15 scheduled employments to be increased by 9 additional employments

Imphal, March 13, 2018 (DIPR):  The existing 15 (fifteen) scheduled employments will be increased with another 9 (nine) additional employments to the Schedule under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 rising the Scheduled Employment to 24 of the State said Labour Inspector Shri M. Bheigyachandra Singh. The fixation of minimum rates of wages will also be finalised soon, added the inspector. While briefing the media, at the series of press conference organised by the Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) Shri K. Tikendra Singh said that under administration of TradeRead More

Sporting talents in hills should be tapped and promoted: Minister Letpao

Imphal, March 13, 2018(DIPR):  YAS Minister Shri Letpao Haokip opined that there is no dearth of sporting talents in the hill areas of Manipur and the untapped potentials should be find out and promoted. Showing that the new government’s promise of ‘Go To the Hills’ governance is being taken seriously, two sports complexes in various areas of Ukhrul district was inaugurated today. The inaugurated projects are the Bakshi Sports Ground at Hungpung and Tangkhul Naga Long Ground at Wino Bazar of Ukhrul district headquarter. Both the projects were constructed underRead More

Measures to improve inmate’s reformation and quality of live continues: Kunjakeshor

Imphal, the 13th March, 2018 (DIPR): As measures to improve the inmate’s quality of life and reformation, Manipur Jail Department has taken up and continues various measures so as to enable the prisoners to come back to normal life after their release from Jail, told Superintendent of Police, Manipur Central Jail, Imphal Shri A. Kunjakeshor Singh today in the Series of Press Conference, organised by DIPR at its official premises Moirangkhom, Imphal. SP Manipur Central Jail Imphal added that Yoga programme under the Art of Living Society, Manipur Chapter areRead More

Acid attack victim decry over the state negligence

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 13, 2018: Acid attack victim Mangshatabam Menaka, 32 has decried over the negligence of the state government besides free medical treatment at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences. “I have not received any compensation even if the chief minister has announced in February Assembly session”, said Menaka while addressing the reporters at Manipur Press Club today. Menaka was attacked while returning home on her scooter at Khurai Soibam Leikai Wangkhei Khunou at 8.30pm on November 29 by Md Shahdad, alias Tomba, 22, who was searching for a girl at Menaka’s teaRead More

Training on garment making commenced

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 13, 2018: Manipur Creations, garment manufacturer has launched a 35-day training programme on garment making at its branch office 3C Takyel Industrial Estate, Imphal West. The training programme was inaugurated by principal secretary of labour and employment, P.K. Singh. Proprietor of Manipur Creations, Koijam Vasunraz said 50 women selected from Tamenglong district is taking part in this garment making training. The trainees will undergo 35 days training and on completion will be certified as Manipur Creations job workers. They will be provided with a motorised sewingRead More

Panthoibi Nidhi Limited appears first private company to obtain NBFC licence

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 13, 2018: Panthoibi Nidhi Limited (PNL), a subsidiary of Panthoibi group of companies has got Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFC) licence, which is the first time for a public (community) limited finance company of Many. Managing director, PHFCL Th. Hemo Singh made it known in a press conference held at his office Uripok Tourangbam Leikai, Imphal on Monday. The licence is issued by apex regulatory body of ministry of corporate affairs Government of India that operates under the direction of Reserve Bank of India. “This licence canRead More

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