May, 2018


Chief minister Biren reaffirms his stand on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and Naga peace talk

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 31, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh today said that his government would never go against the will of the people and his government had already opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Regarding territorial integrity issue, Biren said, he immediately conveyed Manipur government’s and people’s stand to Naga peace talks interlocutor R.N. Ravi soon after his statement regarding possible outcome of the ongoing peace parleys was found published on a national daily. He had earlier declares that his government stands against threat that is against theRead More

Bill drafting committee for protection of Manipuri people constituted

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 31, 2018: The state government has constituted the state level drafting committee of Bill for Protection of Manipuri People on May 23, said government spokesperson Thongam Biswajit Singh. He said the committee will meet soon and is putting all efforts to introduce a draft Bill during the upcoming Monsoon Session. Addressing a press conference held today at his official quarter at Sanjenthong, Biswajit said that there is no restriction or official ban against any citizen of the country from entering the state; however, considering the prevailing situationRead More

Teachers clarifies over student harassing allegation

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 31, 2018: Teachers of Millenium Institute of Sciences, a higher secondary school in Imphal has clarified against the allegation for beating a class XII student of the school on May 25. Somenta Pangamba, father of the student Sanajaoba Pangamba alleged that his son was beaten badly by his school teachers for which he is given medical care at Jawaharlal Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal. The father said on that day before the class begin Sanajaoba was adjusting his pant when a teacher Meisna Ranjan approachedRead More

Jeevan Raksha Padak award-2017 conferred to John Lalditsak

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 31, 2018: Chief minister N. Biren Singh presented ‘Jeevan Raksha Padak Award-2017’ to Master John Lalditsak. The award ceremony was held at CM’s Secretariat today. The Civilian Award ‘Jeevan Raksha Padak Award 2017’ was conferred by President of India and ministry of home affairs, to Master John Lalditsak in recognition of his indomitable courage and selfless heroic act for saving three persons from drowning on October 12, 2015. The civilian award consists of Jeevan Raksha Padak Award-2017, Jeevan Raksha Padak Medal, miniature medal, certificate and a cheque ofRead More

Manipur PCC opposes Citizenship bill and appeals to protect Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 30, 2018: Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) today protested against the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and demanded to protect Manipur from possible negative outcome of the peace talk between NSCN (I-M) and the government of India. Members of MPCC  organised a protest meeting on these two issues held at the Congress office complex in Imphal. Thousands of congress members participated in protest. Former chief minister and Manipur Congress Legislature Party leader, Okram Ibobi Singh said these two issues will burn Manipur in the near future.Read More

Journalists union condemns offensive statement

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 30, 2018: The All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) has strongly condemned the malicious and offensive statement posted recently by a Manipur unit BJP leader Soubam Nongpoknganba on Facebook, which underestimated, ridiculed and defamed the neutrality of the union’s member Paojel Chaoba. The genesis of the case, according to a complaint lodged by Paojel Chaoba to the Union, triggered after a news report christened “Biren Misleading Public” appeared in the May 29, 2018 edition of the Imphal Free Press (IFP) to which Chaoba belongs. When inquired,Read More

Lemon grass as an alternative cultivation

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 30, 2018: Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) is located at Joupi, Chandel district, Manipur. This location is one of the most underdeveloped areas in Manipur owing to its remoteness, mountainous terrain and inclement weather lasting a prolonged monsoon season. Due to these factors, the local populace has always depended predominantly on the cultivation of the Poppy Plant. With perseverance and a dogged determination, 29 Assam Rifles has been able to motivate the populace to shun poppy cultivation and embrace lemon grass instead. Accordingly,Read More

Legal awareness programme kicks off

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 30, 2018: Social welfare minister Nemcha Kipgen today inaugurated the 2-days Legal Awareness Programme at D.C. Hall, Kangpokpi; organized by the Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) under the aegis of National Commission For Women (NCW) to empower women and girls with the knowledge of their legal rights and duties. Nemcha stated that such programme is not just to give awareness to the women but to impart practical knowledge about the basic rights and remedies provided under various women related laws, thereby making them fitRead More

Banks under UFBA launch 48 hours strike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 30, 2018: Joining the rest of the nationalised banks’ strike bank employees in Manipur under the umbrella of United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) today staged a protest rally in the heart of Imphal protesting against the delay of Indian Bank Association (IBA), ministry of finance in resolving charter of demands. The employees took out a rally in Imphal and held a meeting at Ima Panthobi community hall, Thangmeiband. UFBA has been demanding to expedite early age revision, adequate increase in salary and wage revision settlementRead More

State planning department joins employees cease work strike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 29, 2018: Employees of the state planning department has joined the total cease work strike today after the Manipur civil secretariat employees launched total the cease work strike yesterday. The secretariat employees took up the total cease work strike after they agitated with half day cease work strike for the fast few days. The employees of planning department had also taken up days half day cease work strike for the past 15 days. Employees under the umbrella of Joint Administrative Council of All Manipur Trade Unions’ CouncilRead More

No community should try to repress another community: CM

Imphal, May 26, 2018 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh has urged the people of the State to discard the notion of belonging to small or big community and put in joint effort to bring development of the State by upholding the sense of oneness. He was speaking as the Chief Guest at the opening session of the 24th Khurpui-Lam Festival, 2018 at Chandrakirti Auditorium, Palace Compound in Imphal East District today. People of around 36 communities have been living together harmoniously in the State since time immemorial, and this isRead More

Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal. May 28, 2018: Health and family welfare minister L. Jayantakumar Singh today launched the Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight, 2018 at the Conference Hall of Jawahar Lal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Porompat, Imphal East. Jayantakumar said that collective effort is quite necessary to control diarrhoea. He said that mass awareness is also required for successful implementation of the intensified diarrhoea control fortnight. Diarrhoea is a disease which everyone has heard about from the past many years but fighting this deadly disease needs proper attention and effective measures.Read More

Secretariat employees join cease work strike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 28, 2018: Manipur secretariat on Monday remained paralysed as its employees have launched mass cease work strike demanding immediate implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The Joint Administrative Council of All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council (AMTUC) and All Manipur Government Employees’ Organisation (AMGEO) launched cease work strike on March 22. Moirangthem Iboyaima, working president of Manipur Secretariat Services’ Association said, we have talked with the state government many times. The chief minister had told us to implement the central pay scale after the fitment committee provides a report. Now afterRead More

JCILPS gears up screening unidentified non-locals

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 28, 2018: In the move to check presence of non-locals without improper identification proof in Manipur, Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) detected 56 such non-locals residing at Thangmeiband Assembly Constituency in Imphal. Convenor of JCILPS, student’s wing, Manjit Sarangthem said the non-locals without proper identification proof like Aadhar, residential certificates or voter identity cards were found on Sunday during a joint drive conducted by JCILPS and Thangmeiband United Youth Club (TUYC). He said out of 186 tenants residing in rented house of Thangmeiband KhomdramRead More

Cop aspirant dies of heart attack

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 27, 2018: A cop aspirant, Kh. Romeshkumar, who has been eagerly waiting for the recruitment result conducted for the posts of constable in Manipur Police Service passed away last night due to heart attack. The ‘JAC-All Manipur DPC Completed Recruitment Candidates of Police Constable, Male 2016 (K Jayanta Singh) Batch’ blames the government for the cause of his delayed as the result of the constable recruitment held in 2016 keeps pending. Romeshkumar died is the son of late Kh. Krishnamohon of Wangoo Sandangkhon Awang Leikai, Kakching.Read More

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