March, 2018


Biswajit inaugurates Powerloom Unit at Takyenpat Industrial Estate

Imphal, March 28 (DIPR): Textiles, Commerce and Industries Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh inaugurated a Powerloom Unit, having 11 looms, today at the Industrial Estate, Takyelpat. Addressing the inaugural function, the Minister expressed the need to encourage and promote weavers in the State, and said Manipur has the highest number of weavers in the country. He said that introduction of the powerloom will increase production which will increase the income for the weavers. However, there are also concerns over the survival of traditional handloom due to growth in powerloom sector,Read More

Good values of religions and cultures to be imbibed: Deputy CM

Imphal, March 28, 2018 (DIPR): Deputy Chief Minister Shri Yumnam Joykumar Singh has said that all good values of religions and cultures should be imbibed to sustain our aged old civilisation. He was speaking at the inaugural function of National Seminar on “The Integral Humanism of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya towards the Praxis of Vision of New India” held at Manipur Institute of Management Studies (MIMS) in Manipur University today. Shri Joykumar Singh said, our culture is a multi-faceted one based on unity in diversity. It is the reason thatRead More

Final hearing of the parliamentary secretary act

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 28, 2018: The High Court of Manipur has fixed the date n April 5 for the final hearing of the petition and PILs filed before the court seeking cancellation of the impugned Manipur parliamentary secretary (appointment, salary and allowances and miscellaneous provision) Act 2012 which empowered the state to appoint parliamentary secretaries. The petition filed by MLA, O. Surjakumar and other three MLAs was heard yesterday before the division bench of the high court comprising of acting chief justice, N. Kotiswar and justice, K. Nobin. The BJP-led government hasRead More

Trucks carrying illegal sand seized at Sekmai

IMPHAL, MARCH 27, 2018 (DIPR): Forest and Environment Minister Shri Thaonoujam Shyamkumar today seized 9 trucks at Sekmai for illegally transporting sand from Dimapur. The truck drivers had not procured Transit Pass (TP) from the Forest Department, although one of the truck drivers was carrying TP issued from the Tadubi Forest Check Post. Speaking to media persons, Minister Th. Shyamkumar said that the trucks were detained in the morning at Sekmai with the help of OC, Sekmai Police Station and his staff. He said the truck drivers informed him thatRead More

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 to be implemented soon

Imphal, March 27, 2018 (DIPR): Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt. Nemcha Kipgen today launched the regional workshop on “Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities” with special focus on Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. It is organised by Ayar Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities (Divyangjan), Mumbai in collaboration with the Office of the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Manipur. Delivering a Chief Guest speech, Minister Nemcha stated that as a concern Minister, she would work in consultation with the Officials of the Department andRead More

Health Minister launches Ayush Sports Medicine

Imphal, March 27, 2018 (DIPR): Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh along with Youth Affairs & Sports Minister Shri Letpao Haokip launched AYUSH Sports Medicine, today, at Indoor Stadium, Khuman Lampak, Imphal. Gracing the launching function as the Chief Guest Minister Jayantakumar said that the time has come for integrated effort of selective departments for an augmented and more sophisticated venture. To kick-start the concept, Health Department and Sports Department have jointly launched the Sports Medicine to benefit the players. Medicine and sports always go hand inRead More

CM meets around 2000 people on joint Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ day

Imphal, March 26, 2018 (DIPR): After ‘Go to Hills’ campaign, the State Government is set to launch another campaign known as ‘Khunggangda Chatlo’ from the first part of May this year, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said. He made the announcement while addressing media persons on the sidelines of the combined Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today. As crop failures do not affect the farmers alone but economy of the whole State, the State Government would adopt a new approach under the new campaign to helpRead More

Jayantakumar launches Statewide Measles Rubella vaccination

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 26, 2018: Health and family welfare minister L. Jayantakumar Singh today launched statewide Measles Rubella vaccination campaign with a function held at the premises of Ibotonsana Girls Higher Secondary School. The vaccination campaign was launched as India launches nationwide campaign with the support of WHO. This would be one of the world’s largest vaccination campaigns against Measles and Reubella. Ahead of launching the vaccination campaign, measles had claimed lives of four children at Phoklong village in Tamenglong district since February, the last child died on MarchRead More

Nemcha Kipgen instructs MSCW to reach out women in fare-flung areas

Imphal, March 26, 2018 (DIPR): Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt. Nemcha Kipgen today strongly urged Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) to reach out to all women including those who reside in the far flung areas for any awareness programmes, activities and seminar conducted for the welfare of them as the present government firmly believes in inclusive development. She was speaking on the inaugural function of the Two Days State Level Seminar on the topic “Promotion and Welfare for Women with Disabilities” organized by Manipur State Commission for WomenRead More

Government committed to execute promise

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 25, 2018: The government is committed to execute every promise made so far and would not give any false promises to the people of the state, said chief minister N. Biren Singh at the inauguration of the Marjing Polo Complex at Heingang, Imphal East today. Biren said we, politicians have the bounden duty to provide quality of life to the citizens of the and we should not do politics which would hamper the developmental process in the state. He continued that the only reason for theRead More

People’s body cautions against Mapithel dam water release

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 25, 2018: The Mapithel Dam Downstream Affected People, Mapithel Dam Downstream Affected Village Level Committee and Citizen’s Concern for Dams and Development have strongly objected to ‘arbitrary informal order’ served by the irrigation and flood control department (IFCD) that dam water will be released on Monday. The information was served on Saturday late evening to some local youth clubs of the affected villages. No formal written notice was issued specifying the time of release, the volume of water to be released and the reason of releasing the waterRead More

Shyamkumar inaugurates adventure and allied sports institute

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 25, 2018: Manipur Adventure and Allied Sports Institute Complex (MAASIC) was inaugurated today by Thounaojam Shyamkumar, minister of forest and environment, horticulture and soil conservation, MAHUD and town planning at Keirao, Imphal East district. The minister said MAASIC is a suitable place for adventure lovers. Regarding a memorandum submitted to the chief minister through him demanding blacktopping of road from Keirao to Uran Chiru, he said the place can become a tourist hotspot if blacktopping is extended upto Santhei Natural Park, Andro. Assuring all possible help fromRead More

Malaria to be eliminated in Manipur by 2020

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 25, 2018: Under the Intensified Malaria Control Project (IMCP), state is aiming to be the first malaria-free state in India by 2020. This was stated by T. Kamini Singh, biologist at National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme at the one-day media sensitisation programme on prevention and control of vector borne diseases held at conference hall of State Malaria office. Kamini said the numbers of malaria cases have decreased drastically since 2014 with 145 cases to 80 cases in 2017 and two cases have been recorded soRead More

Ancient Medical Practices – Naoroibam Indramani

Contd. from 18 March 2018 : 3. Konde Nkthangmai: Konde Nkthangmai is a kind of Maiba who practices the religious work or a priestly person who practices exorcism and carry out customary rites and rituals in the therapy for curing, healing and preventing the diseases. 4. Maiba Khuttamba: Maiba Khuttamba is a kind of physician who practices the method of treatment as surgeon-cum-physician for any kind of bone fractures in leg, hand and to any part of body, and diagnosis of

Illegal logs worth over Rs 1 crore seized in Kamjong district

KAMJONG, MARCH 24, 2018 (DIPR): Forest and Environment Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar said that he will appeal to the Prime Minister and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India to intervene and stop the incessant felling of trees and timber smuggling in the Indo-Myanmar border. The Minister accompanied by Shri Leishiyo Keishing, MLA Phungyar A/C, seized large number of illegal logs worth over Rs 1 crore at Sorathel village under Phungyar sub-division in Kamjong district yesterday. The Ministerial team including the Forest officials of the district, alsoRead More

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