Friday, May 11th, 2018


Biren aims Rs. 90 crore worth heritage park at Keibul Lamjao

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 11, 2018: Manipur government has sent a proposal to the Centre for setting up a heritage park worth Rs. 90 crore at Keibul Lamjao in Bishnupur district, said chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh while launching a two-day annual state level tribal cultural festival at Tribal Research Institute in Imphal. Biren Singh said the heritage park having heritage structures of all the communities of the state would serve as a permanent venue for the annual Manipur Sangai Festival, he added. The festival was organised on the theme, ‘TribalRead More

State police nabs PREPAK cadres in connection with Koirengei Blast

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 11, 2018: State police has arrested five PREPAK members associated with the Koirengei blast that killed two BSF Jawans and three civilians including two ladies. Another cadre of PREPAK (Pro) was also arrested with an IED, which was supposed ‘to use to attack security forces’. The arrests came just after chief minister, N. Biren Singh’s assertion to hunt until those involved in the blast are arrested. The blast was triggered on Wednesday afternoon by the gate of 49 BSF camp at Koirengei in Imphal. The arrested PREPAKRead More

4 truckloads timber seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 11, 2018: 39 Assam Rifles of 28 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) caught four trucks of timber being illegally transported from Joupi to Imphal in Manipur. The entire seizure was immediately reported to the officials of district forest department, Chandel, and handed over to district Forest Officer (DFO), Imphal after being escorted to Imphal today. The four trucks loaded with illegal timber were found moving from Joupi to Imphal, said a press statement of IGAR (South). Making a strong note ofRead More

Loktak fishermen counters LDA over pollution

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 11, 2018: The All Loktak Lake Areas Fishermen’s Union Manipur (ALLAFUM) strongly condemns the press statement made by Loktak Development Authority (LDA) on May 4 with regard to conservation of cultural heritage, ecosystem management and control of catchment area, water pollution including removal of Phumdis. In a press statement released by the fishermen union it said LDA has been institutionalised for 10 years but it fails to mention NHPC and its Ithai Barrage which is the main agent that is causing irreparable damage to Loktak’s ecosystem and its people.Read More

SDO disperses 7th Central Pay demand demonstrators

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, May 11, 2018: Sub-divisional officer (SDO), Imphal East today dispersed employees who were demonstrating in demand for 7th Central Pay at SDO office, Porompat, Imphal East for not seeking permission. While the administrative office employees of Imphal East were staging sit-in rally the SDO dispersed the employees and halted the protest. Later, some of the  employees gathered back and continued the protest for a short while. Out of 105 government departments more than eighty per cent has already staged protests demanding the central pay scale.

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