Wednesday, May 30th, 2018


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