June, 2018


CM Biren hands loan to differently-abled girl

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 25, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh today handed over a loan amount of Rs. 50,000 under Manipur State Co-operative Bank (MSCB) Ltd. to a 21-year-old differently-abled girl belonging to interior Toitung village of Chandel district at chief minister’s secretariat today. The girl, Km. Hoineithem Haokip has expertise in making handmade flowers and bamboo stools. She was introduced to the chief minister by the officers of 19 Assam Rifles during an interaction of village authority leaders of Khengjoi sub-division and the chief minister on June 7Read More

Plea for ‘time consuming’ sewage project details

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 24, 2018: Manipur social researcher Serto Tondana Kom has today appealed the state government to produce a detail project report of Imphal Sewerage Project, which could tell the exact date of completion of the project that has begun almost 15 years back. He also urges to discuss for completion of the project during the monsoon Assembly session. Talking to reporters at Manipur Press Club here on Sunday, Serto said the foundation stone for the French assisted project was laid on March 5, 2002 by the then governorRead More

VC Pandey declares not to resign

– Congress terms MUSU’s allegation appropriate Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 24, 2018: Manipur University vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey has denied allegations made by Manipur University Students’ Union and declares that he will not resign from the post. “I came to Manipur to serve the university and not to resign,” said Pandey, talking to reporters at his Imphal residence. I deny forthwith all the MUSU’s allegations, contentions and averments against me, which are mentioned in points, simply on the ground that they are baseless, malicious and mala fide. I am notRead More

Manipuri Sahitya Parishad presents 32 awards

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 24, 2018: Manipur Sahitya Parishad today conferred 32 different awards on the occasion of the 83rd Award presentation ceremony of the Manipuri Sahitya Parishad held at Maharaja Chandrakirti Auditorium, Place Compound, Imphal. It was attended by governor Dr. Najma Heptulla and art and culture minister L. Jayantakumar. Literature reflects the level of civilization the human society attains and constitutes an eloquent index to gauge the march of human progress intellectually and materially, said Heptulla. The governor said she was happy to be with the distinguishedRead More

CM launches Agar tree plantation in Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 24, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh today said Agar cultivation would provide a new ray of hope to the villagers for a sustainable economic development in the state. Biren Singh was at the launching of ‘Agar Tree Plantation in Manipur’ held at Langol Reserved Forest, Luwangshangbam, Imphal. The function was organised by forest department and Joint Forest Management Committee, Luwangshangbam. Biren said it is an initiative to provide alternative livelihood to the villagers who had earlier practised poppy cultivation in the state. Moreover, such plantationRead More

Adult literacy centre launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 23, 2018: Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam today inaugurated Adult Literacy Centre and handed over a Public Play Ground at Kwarok Maring village. Radheshyam said the inauguration of the Adult Literacy Centre is a step to empowering the womenfolk by providing education and certain training programmes. The minister stressed that woman is the symbol of love and affection and urged them to use the centre to impart the same to bring unity and progress in the society without any differences. He said all possible help will beRead More

Congress bodies protest “BJP leaders’ strategy to fill pockets”

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 23, 2018: Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee’s frontal bodies, Youth Congress, Seva Dal, Mahila Congress and the state unit of National Students Union of India today took out a rally in  Imphal demonstrating against “BJP leaders’ strategy to fill pockets”.  “How BJP leader like Amit Shah who were poor become so rich so soon,” asked Lalji Desai, national chief of Seva Dal, AICC, who took part in the demonstration here. The protestors demanded the BJP leaders to reveal how they become rich in short period of time.Read More

WY worth Rs 49 lakh seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 22, 2018: One day after the recovery of contraband drugs worth Rs 7 Crores, Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) recovered 9800 numbers of WY tablets from a jungle track near Khudengthabi, Tengnoupal district, Manipur. A release by Assam Rifles said an ambush was laid based on specific information regarding carriage of contraband drugs using a jungle track in Khudengthabi. A release by Assam Rifles said an ambush was laid based on specific information regarding carriage of carriageRead More

University staffs ask VC to resign on moral ground

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 22, 2018: Manipur University Staffs’ Association (MUSA) has asked the vice-chancellor, Adiya Prasad Pandey to resign from his post on moral ground following the allegations made against him by Manipur University Students’ Union. Members of the staffs’ association today staged a rally inside the university campus demanding replacement of the VC. The student body launched strike on May 30 demanding the same. The Manipur University Teachers’ Association has also demanded resignation of the VC so that the university returns to normalcy. So far six deans ofRead More

Drug worth 7 crore seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 21, 2018: Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) seized a huge cache of contraband drugs worth Rs 7 crores from a Jungle track near Khudengthabi, Tengnoupal district, Manipur, said a press statement released by Assam Rifles. Acting on specific information regarding carriage of contraband drugs through the jungle track near Khudengthabi, the team of Tengnoupal Battalion launched an operation on June 20. The team observed some suspicious movement on the jungle track and intercepted an individual, whoRead More

Trinamool Manipur condemns politician in drug cartel

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 21, 2018: The Manipur Pradesh Trinamool Congress Committee has expressed its shock and anguish at the seizure of large quantities of heroin powder and WY tablets worth Rs. 27 Crores in addition to seizure of 57,18,000 in hard cash, arms and ammunition from the possession of Lutkhosei Zou, chairman of Autonomous District Council, Chandel yesterday. This seizure had been made from his residence at Lamphel. The seizure of such a huge quantity of contraband drugs, cash and arms from the custody of a person like theRead More

MUSU cautions to intensify agitations

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 21, 2018: Manipur University Students Union has cautioned to intensify its strike on June 24 if the authority fails to replace the university vice-chancellor Adiya Prasad Pandey. The varsity students today took up Human Chain demanding replacement of the VC. The student body has been complaining that the university has been defunct since Adiya became the vice-chancellor of the university. Pandey was appointed as vice-chancellor on October 24, 2016, and joined the university on December 13 that year. Dayaman Mayanglambam, president of the student’s union said, “Our strike hasRead More

Unity requires national characteristics, says Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 21, 2018: “We won’t be able to maintain unity and integrity of the state if we don’t have nationalistic feeling among us” said Manipur chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh at the 4thInternational Day of Yoga held at Indoor Stadium, Khuman Lampak Sports Complex, Imphal today. The present government has zero tolerance approach against drugs. The government won’t encourage any anti-social people regardless of their connection with any political party, family etc. If we want to bring positive change then change should begin within ourselves, Biren said. HeRead More

Yoga at Raj Bhavan

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 21, 2018: Manipur governor Dr. Najma Heptulla joined the rest of the globe on International Day of Yoga which was under the theme Yoga for Harmony and Peace, today. The 4th International Day of Yoga was observed at Darbar Hall, Raj Bhavan. Najma Heptulla said today we all should take the pledge to practice Yoga in our everyday life. We should commit ourselves to practice Yoga, as it is beneficial for the body as well as for the soul. We must take pride in the fact thatRead More

ADC chairman nabbed with drugs worth over Rs 27 crore

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 20, 2018: Autonomous District Council (ADC) chairman of Chandel district, Lhukhoser Zou has been arrested by Narcotic and Affairs of Border (NAB) police and Imphal West district police on Tuesday midnight with seven persons along with drugs that would worth over Rs. 27 crore in the international market. The team seized Heroine number 4 weighing 4.595 Kg and World is Yours (WY) Amphetamine tablets weighing 28 kg that would worth about Rs 13,78,50,000 and Rs. 14 crore respectively. A sum of Rs. 57, 18,000 was also seized inRead More

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