Friday, April 20th, 2018


Manipur qualified for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana – II

IMPHAL, April 20, 2018 (DIPR): The State has been qualified for Pradhan Mantri Gram SadakYojana-II for upgradation of selected through routes to 5.5 m width road for a length of 325 km and preparation of DPR is underway, said PMGSY/MSRRDA Chief Engineer Shri Th.Nandakeshore today. Addressing media persons at the first session of today’s press conference held at the Directorate of Information and Public Relations office, he said as on 31st March, 2018, 1132 works have been completed out of 1544 works sanctioned (Phase I to X) by the MinistryRead More

CM opens ginger festival at Pargung

Imphal, April 20 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh inaugurated the first ever State-level Ginger Festival Cum Business Summit at Parbung in Pherzawl District today. Speaking on the occasion as the Chief Guest, he announced that a ginger processing unit having solar drier system and packaging units would be set up at Parbung at the earliest. He also announced that the Government has earmarked Rs. 75 lakh for ginger farming at 200 hectares of land under Mission Organic at the area. Expressing hope that it would largely benefit the villagers,Read More

Helicopter service launches in Manipur on May 15

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 20, 2018: Chief minister N. Biren Singh on Friday announced that a helicopter service would be launched in the state from May 15 this year. He made the announcement during his maiden visit to newly created Pherzawl district. Biren Singh inaugurated 132/33 KV power sub-stations of Thanlon and Tipaimukh. Biren said that required funds for the helicopter service would be jointly borne by the Union home ministry and the state government at the ratio of 75:25. Another passenger helicopter service under central government’s UDAN scheme will start operation within sixRead More

Radheshyam celebrates Ujjwala Diwas

Imphal, 20th April, 2018 (DIPR): Education, Labour & Employment Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam celebrated Ujjwala Diwas today at Nongpok Ningthou Laikol, Salungpham. It was held as announced by the Ministry of the Petroleum & Natural Gas to observe 20th April 2018 as Ujjwala Diwas. Minister said that the gas connections being provided to the poor women are to free the womenfolk from the smokes of the traditional cooking using wood and cowdung cakes which threaten their health. The gas connection is provided especially with a focus to improve women’s health,Read More

Letpao distributes gas cylinder sets

Imphal, April 20, 2018(DIPR): The Ujjwala Diwas for Chandel district was observed today at Aihang village. This is a nation-wide observation under the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan and the Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat. This scheme aims to provide LPG connection to 15000 places across the length and breadth of the country. As a part of the function, YAS and Water Resources minister Shri Letpao Haokip distributed LPG sets (including each a gas cylinder, a gas stove and other necessary equipments) to 64 women beneficiaries from the district. The minister was theRead More

A dance drama “Phumdigi Tantha” premiered at chorus repertory theatre

Imphal, 20th April, 2018 (DIPR):  A dance drama “Phumdigi Tantha” an expression of the concerns on the negative influences of human on Nature choreographed by  Shri W.Lokendrajit Singh was premiered at Chorus Repertory Theatre today. Water being the elixir of life, all living being depends on fresh water. Threat to life of living being looms large when water gets polluted with plastic waste, domestic and commercial waste, chemical residue, fertilizers, and insecticides severely affects the physical character of water bodies. The drama reflects the life of a young student isRead More

Rice scarcity due to non-settlement of cases

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 20, 2018: The social welfare department has failed to procure rice from FCI for the last 6 months due to the non-settlement of cases amongst the transport contractors, said Manipur minister of consumer affairs, food and public distribution, Karam Shyam. Shyam made this as clarification to the current scarcity of rice in the state with the low cost imported rice ‘Superfine’ price rose up to 35 per kg as against 27 in the last month. He said the last year’s series of floods have also worsened theRead More

Moving ahead from disaster mitigation to risk reduction: Joseph Pauline

Imphal, the 20th April, 2018 (DIPR): Director, Relief and Disaster Management, Government of Manipur, Shri Joseph Pauline said that the department is taking initiative for the paradigm shift in disaster management from relief centric to a holistic one. Improving the system and processes for disaster management encompassing prevention, mitigation, preparedness and risk reduction, the department is moving ahead from disaster mitigation to risk reduction. The Director was interacting with media personals today during the second session of the Series of Press Conference of Head of Departments for highlighting the activitiesRead More

Manipur PCC reacts to BJP

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 20, 2018: “Better look into the state matter instead of dealing at national issues” said Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee president TN Haokipp reacting chief minister N.Biren Singh and BJP Manipur president Ksh. Bhabananda to their remark urging Rahul Gandhi to apologise over the death of Justice Loya. “Why should Congress leader Rahul Gandhi apologise to BJP”, said Haokip, “In order to save Amit Shah, our party president Rahul Gandhi will never apologise”. Haokip was talking to reporters at Congress Bhawan, Imphal. Both Bhabananda and Biren crossedRead More

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