July, 2018


First ever death sentence to Rapist in Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 31, 2018: For the first time in the history of Manipur court awards death sentence to a rapist when a district court announced hang till death penalty to a 21 years old man for rape and murder of a 4 years old girl three years ago. Special judge POCSO, Senapati, A. Noutuneshwari Devi, today announced the judgment a day after R. David son of Ngounirang was convicted under section 6 POCSO Act and 302 IPC for committing the crime. Terming the case rarest of the rare theRead More

Local residents and politicians join varsity protest

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 31, 2018: People including veteran politicians on Tuesday took out a protest rally near Manipur University to support the varsity community’s demand for ouster of vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey from the varsity. Veteran Politian Okram Joy who left BJP and his colleague N.Mangi Singh joined the rally that marched from Kakwa to varsity gate in Canchipur here to join the varsity community who are undergoing relay hunger strike at the varsity gate, where a public meeting was also held. Pandey is denied by teachers, students, staff of theRead More

Manipur alerts over NRC impact

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 30, 2018: Following the release of final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens which considered 2.89 crore out of 3.29 crore applied as citizens, Manipur government has intensified measures to intercept illegal migrants along Jiribam and Senapati districts bordering Assam and Nagaland respectively. The Manipur Police department has taken up stringent security measures to meet the fall out of any law and order situation in Assam by deploying adequate security in the border districts especially in Jiribam and Senapati districts. A source said the JiribamRead More

Governor inaugurates ladies hostel at RIMS

Imphal, July 28, 2018 (DIPR): Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla today inaugurated 80 bedded Ladies Hostel No. 4 at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal. Addressing the gathering as chief guest of the inaugural function, Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla said that medical profession is one of the most demanding professions with new challenges all the time. Congratulating the staffs of the institute, the Governor said that the addition of the hostel is a significant event in the history of the Institute. She said that she came for the inauguration toRead More

Opium worth Rs 24 .52 lakh recovered

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 29, 2018:  Somsai Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) seized 32.700 kg Opium worth Rs. 24.52 lakh packed in 31 packets from Mahindra Bolero GLX silver colour bearing registration number MN 02B 4368  along national highway 202 at Assam Rifles Check Post, Lambui, Ukhrul district. One Thangkhohao Haokip son of Douthang Haokip resident of  TA – S Gamnomjang, Churachandpur district was apprehended along with the stores. The Opium was well concealed in hidden compartments inside the vehicle. The packets were recovered afterRead More

Lady apprehended with Rs 1.29 crore worth drug

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 28, 2018: Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) yesterday seized a huge cache of contraband drugs, worth Rs 1.29 crores in International market on Imphal – Moreh National Highway (NH 102) of Manipur. A press statement released by Assam Rifles said a Eeco Van was intercepted at Permanent Vehicle Check Post, Khudengthabi, Tengnoupal district by a team of Tengnoupal Battalion. During the search the security personnel found approximately 258 gm of concealed drugs in the vehicle. The passengerRead More

Organic pineapples airlifted to Delhi

Pothashang News Service: Imlphal, July 28, 2018: For the first time ever organic pineapples grown in Manipur were airlifted for trade today from Imphal International airport. One metric tonne of organic pineapples was airlifted to Delhi showing success of organic pineapple farming in Manipur. Addressing the media persons at his office, horticulture and soil conservation minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar said, “The first ever airlifting of the consignment of organic pineapples to Delhi is a new dawn for the department and for the organic farmers of the state.” Horticulture and soil conservation departmentRead More

Education minister assures of more teachers’ post

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 28, 2018: Manipur education minister Thokchom Radheshyam said that the new recruitment process for lecturers of higher secondary school is being carried out on priority basis especially for English and Manipuri language due to acute shortage of teachers of these subjects. There have been complaints for not creating posts in Thang-Ta and Philosophy disciplines. The government has been on process to recruit 688 higher secondary school teachers in 22 disciplines, for which receiving of applications ended on Friday. Radheshayam said recruitment of lecturers for specific disciplines will beRead More

Plea for Central pay finalisation

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 28, 2018: Joint Administrative Council of AMTUC and AMGEO has appealed the government to initiate talk with the council for a final solution to the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations. The plea came up following an order to furnish  the central pay with effect from April 1, 2020.  According to the government order released on Saturday from finance department the revised pay structure as per recommendation of the 7th central pay commission shall be adopted with the fitment factor 2.57 notionally with effect from January 1,Read More

Gold recovered from body cavity

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 28, 2018: Officers of Customs Preventive Force, Pallel on Friday seized 25 gold biscuits of foreign origin from four persons when they were checked in front of the customs check gate at Pallel in Chandel district. The four persons were identified as Abdul Warish, 29, resident of Lilong, Thoubal, Rajak Khan, 28,  of Nungei, Thoubal, Md. Rajaoddin, 27,  of  Lilong Khunou, Thoubal, and Bm. Samir, 15 , of Tarahei Konjil, Hiyangthang, Imphal West, The gold biscuits were recovered from their body cavity (rectum), said R.K. Darendrajit Singh, assistant commissioner, revenue. HeRead More

Village defenders mutiny over pay scale

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 28, 2018: About 4, 000 strong Village Defence Force (VDF) volunteers today took out a silent rally attempting to reach the chief minister’s bungalow to press on the demand to hike their remuneration. The VDF personnel gathered near Imphal International Airport and set off the rally. Besides pay hike the security volunteers have also been demanding to give appropriate monthly honorarium from time to time, to give security service and to give thirteen months pay. When the rally reach along Tiddim ground the demonstrators confronted withRead More

Agitators clash police at Jiribam

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 27, 2018: At least six agitators and police personnel including two officers and few women police were injured in police clash at Lalpani Bazaar, Sonapur in Jiribam district of Manipuron Friday over the Manipur People’s Bill – 2018. The agitators were against the bill. The incident occurred during CrPC 144 restriction. When JAC against Base year 1951 of Manipur People’s Bill – 2018 was preparing to begin a sit-in to protest against the Bill police intervene saying that there is public curfew under CrPC 144.  The police askedRead More

Groups protest against “Special Status” outcome of Framework Agreement

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 28, 2018: Civil society organisations today demonstrated against the milieu of interlocutor R.N. Ravi’s recent statement of offering “special status” to Naga as per the recent report submitted to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Framework Agreement. Joint Committee of AMUCO (All Manipur United Clubs Organisation), CCSK (Committee of Civil Societies Kangleipak) and UCM (United Committee Manipur)organised the public rally at Keishampat, Imphal protesting under the banner “Extension of Article 371 (A) or alike in Manipur”. The framework agreement was signed between the NSCI (I-M) and the governmentRead More

Agar plantation launched in Chandel

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 27, 2018: Forest and environment minister Th. Shyamkumar along with forest department officials launched agar tree plantation programme on Friday at Utangpokpi village, Chakpikarong subdivision under Chandel district. The program was organised by Forest Department. Shyamkumar said the agar plantation will help the locals in increasing their income. He appealed to the villagers to protect the trees which are being planted today. He said the agar plantation will generate income of Rs 30,000 to 40,000 per tree after a gap of 7-8 years for the villagers and itRead More

Teacher aspirants appeal for posts

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 27: Philosophy scholars today appealed the state government to create higher secondary lecturers posts for Philosophy after Thang-Ta teacher aspirants agitated for their posts at the department complex on Thursday. Premkumar Singh, a philosophy scholar told reporters at Manipur Press Club here the government has recently announced to recruit 688 higher secondary school teachers in 22 disciplines. It is unfortunate for us that no philosophy teacher’s post has been included in the recruitment notice, he added. The government is in fact discriminating the youth who haveRead More

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