Thursday, June 7th, 2018


MCPCR orders to compensate against expelling student

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, 7 June, 2018: In a right to education related case, the Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR), ordered the Principal, Catholic School Canchipur, to pay a compensation of Rs. 50,000 to a girl student of Class VI, who was expelled from the school by issuing transfer certificate. The commission announced its order on May 25 and asked the compensation amount be paid within 30 days from the date of announcing the order. As per the school authority the girl was said to be caught while she wasRead More


What is Nipah virus? Nipah virus is a type of virus that can infect people and cause severe illnesses such as high fever, respiratory distress and encephalitis. Where is Nipah virus found? Nipah virus was first discovered in 1999 following a large outbreak in Malaysia and Singapore. Sizeable outbreaks also occurred in West Bengal, India in 2001, and in Bangladesh in 2004. In 2018, an outbreak was reported in the Kerala state of India, which is currently ongoing. How do people get Nipah virus? People can get Nipah virus fromRead More

CPI opposes bill, counters Ravi

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 7, 2018: CPI Manipur demands withdrawal of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, sought clarification over R.N. Ravi’s statement of possible outcome of a Naga territorial council in Manipur and criticised Modi government over oil price hike. CPI Manipur leader, Moirangthem Nara in a press meet held at Irawat Bhawan, said since the introduction of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 in the Parliament, the situation of Assam gradually is becoming volatile The proposal that non-Muslims especially the Hindus from Bangladesh will be granted citizenship and settled in Assam.Read More

CM Biren gives immediate response to villagers’ complaints

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 7, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh immediately reacted to the complaints of village authority leaders of 21 villages of Khengjoi, Chandel district. Biren interacted with the village leaders at his secretariat. The interaction session was organised on special request from 19 Assam Rifles, which is currently deployed at the interior area. Assam Rifles officers briefed the chief minister about the benefits which can be possibly reaped from the introduction of widespread avocado plantation at the area. They also apprised him about the problems faced byRead More

Planting Taro: Subverting the Tale

 – Ningombam Rojibala – Dr Rojio’s play not only subverts the old familiar folktale, the tale of being exploited, but also contextualizes it in the present scenario, simultaneously proposing a solution for the dismal condition of Manipuri society. Planting Taro, a play directed by Dr Usham Rojio, is an adaptation of the folktale Hanuba Hanubi Paan Thaba (The old man and woman Planting Taro) from Manipur. When I watched the premiere of the play Planting Taro in MDU on 15th of April 2018, I recalled the way my grandfather narratedRead More

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