Monday, July 16th, 2018


MUSU imposes 48-hr general strike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 16m 2018: Manipur University Student’s Union, intensifying its agitation demanding the removal of Manipur University vice-chancellor Adiya Prasad Pandey, has imposed a 48-hr general strike from July 17 midnight till July 19 midnight. The authorities concerned remain indifferent to our demand. Our primary demand is removal of Pandey from the vice-chancellor’s post. A high-level independent enquiry committee should be constituted to investigate to the allegations made to him, demanded the varsity students’ body. “As our demand is ignored we are left with no choice but to intensify ourRead More

CM Biren met central leaders over burning state issues

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 16, 2018: A 30-member state BJP delegation led by chief minister N. Biren Singh today morning met the Union HRD minister Prakash Javedekar in his official residence. The delegation apprised him about the ongoing impasse in Manipur University and also submitted a copy of the state Cabinet’s suggestion of setting up an Enquiry Committee to look into the issues raised by MU community. Further, the delegation requested the Union minister to review the composition of the Enquiry Committee constituted by the HRD ministry and impressed upon him theRead More

Seven students injured in agitation for ouster of VC Pandey

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 16, 2018: A least seven students including a student leader were injured when police tried to disperse agitating students who  stormed towards the Raj Bhawan and BJP Manipur Pradesh office today. The agitation was spearheaded by Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) demanding solution to Manipur University impasse by removing vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey. The left hand of the student leader, Shital Oinam, general secretary of DESAM was fractured when a truck ran over his hand as he failed down when police tried to push back theRead More

Public convention held on border issue

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 16, 2018: A one-day Public convention on ‘the disputed border pillars along Manipur boundary’ was held today at Gandhi Memorial hall here, participated by representatives of various  civil society organisations and political parties. The convention has resolved to resurvey the border pillars at Indo-Myanmar border. The gathering also resolved that the resurvey would be conducted by a representative team of UCM, villagers at the border, Manipur government, Survey of India along with local experts. It was resolved to first learn the 1967 boundary agreement which refers the traditionalRead More

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