Friday, May 4th, 2018


Moreh, potential trading hub for Act East policy: Biren

Imphal, May 4, 2018: Chief minister N. Biren Singh said Moreh town of Manipur could emerge as a support centre for trade promotion activities by having commodity exchanges, logistics servicing and warehousing facilities and providing a transportation support hub in the implementation of the Act East policy. This was stated by him at the ‘Interactive Session with Chief Ministers of Northeastern States on Act East Policy’ held at New Delhi today. Biren said Moreh town should be developed with multi-speciality hospitals, diagnostic centres, educational institutions etc. catering the needs of upperRead More

Lotak areas integration pathway in the pipeline

Imphal, May 4, 2018: Loktak Development Authority (LDA) has finalised the project, Conservation of the Loktak Wetland Complex, integrating all the associated lakes like Pumlen, Kharung, Khoidum and Ikop, with the technical support of Wetlands International-South Asia, New Delhi. The management action plan is expected to provide a comprehensive pathway for conservation of the entire wetland complex of which Loktak forms a major part. The project aims to address land and water management issues both within the lake basin and the watershed, ensure community engagement through income generation programmes andRead More

Blast at Indo-Mynmar border kills one, injures another

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 4, 2018: One teenage killed and his friend injured when powerful bomb planted near Monloi village at the border blasted this morning. The bomb exploded near the Indian border pillar No. 113. Seiminlei Haokip, 17, son of Thangmang Haokip of Monloi village died instantly. His associate Seigoulen Haokip was critically injured, said a source.

Manipur covered under All India Tiger Estimation 2018 Exercise for the first time

Imphal, May 4, 2018 (DIPR): Shri K. Angami, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of Forest Force (PCCF & HoFF) said that for the first time, the survey for presence of elephants in the State has been conducted under Project Elephant funded by Government of India at two districts namely Tamenglong and Ukhrul in 2017 – 18. He was addressing the media persons at the ongoing series of press conference organised by the Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) at the Moirangkhom office. He further said for theRead More

MDS strive for all round development in the state

Imphal, 4th April, 2018 (DIPR): Manipur Development Society was set up in the year 1983 under the Planning Commission of India to generate employment schemes in the field of Handloom, Agriculture and Engineering covering mostly rural areas in the valley and hill areas of the State. The main objective to the society is to bring about a comprehensive all round development in the rural area. The schemes implemented by the Society are in addition to the normal schemes of the concerned government departments. MDS has been actively participated in bringing about allRead More

Radheshyam inaugurates residential school at Lilong

Imphal, May 4, 2018 (DIPR): Education Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam today inaugurated the Residential School, Lilong, Mairelkhul of Thoubal District constructed under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) having classes from 6 – 8. He said the school will facilitate children belonging to the financially weaker section of the society and minorities. The State has 11 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) and 9 Residential Schools as approved by the Government of India. He said that the benefits provided by the Government for the upliftment of the people belonging to the poor familiesRead More

Drivers decry against diesel-auto ban in Imphal city

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 4, 2018: Diesel-run auto-rickshaw drivers in Imphal have cautioned to launch hunger strike if the government fails to withdraw its stand to ban plying diesel autos in Imphal city soon. In continuation of auto drivers protest against the state’s decision the auto drivers who park their vehicles at Ngamapal market area today stopped their service to protest. Chief minister Biren Singh and traffic regulation and the parking committee on April 25 decided to ban diesel autos and vans during a meeting. Besides the demand to withdrawRead More

‘R 7’ drug worth Rs. 2 crores seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 4, 2018: Customs division, Imphal today seized ‘R 7’ (drug) tablets from a non-local resident in Imphal. The officers of anti-smuggling unit of customs division, Imphal seized one lakh amphetamine tablet brand called “R 7” of foreign origin were seized from a person at North AOC near Sulabh toilet complex. The person who ferried the drug is Sujit Das, 39, son of late Niranjan Das, resident of Saiton Nganu Khun, Bishnupur district. He has been arrested and further investigation is going on to nab the otherRead More

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