Saturday, July 21st, 2018


Ministers meet MU community, centre directors tender resignation

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 21, 2018: Deputy chief minister, Y. Joykumar,   revenue minister Karam Shyam, health minister Jayantakumar and education minister Radheshyam visited the Manipur University today and met the teachers, students and staff to talk over the varsity impasse. They appealed MUSU, MUTA and MUSA community not to take up violent agitations. They told them that they will move to Delhi after the monsoon Assembly session to press the HRD ministry to bring a solution to the demand for ouster of the vice-chancellor. Radheshyam told reporters that the meetingRead More

Village Defense Force cautions for stringent strike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 21, 2018: Demanding to increase monthly remuneration provide fitting honorariums as per the present skilled labour rate, including arms allowance of village defence force (VDF) personnel, the All Manipur VDF Welfare Association has cautioned to launch several forms of agitations. The VDF personnel have been taking up the cease work strike since July 11. We will continue our cease work strike till July 25. If the strike remain ineffective we will impose 48 hours general strike across the state from the midnight of July 25till midnight of July 27, said Md. RiazRead More

Groups oppose liquor bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 21, 2018: Opposing the Manipur Liquor Prohibition (Second Amendment Bill), 2018, All Manipur Women’s Social Reformation and Development Samaj (Nupi Samaj), a women organisation today took out a rally on the street in Imphal. The bill was introduced in the Manipur House on the first day (on Friday) of two days long monsoon assembly session. The bill was to pass on the last day of the session that falls on Monday. President of Nupi Samaj Thokchom Ramani said we are against the bill and theRead More

Cell Internet services suspended

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 21, 2018: All the telecom services except the voice call are temporarily abandoned for five days in Manipur with effect from Friday morning to prevent anti-national and anti-social message on social media. BSNL broad band service has been the only option for internet service in the state. Ksh, Rakhumani of Home department in press statement stated that the prohibition is imposed under Rule II of central suspension of telecom services of public emergency for public safety rule 2017. Social media has become a handy toolRead More

Monsoon session of the 11th Manipur Assembly begins

Imphal, July 21, 2018 (DIPR): The Fifth Session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly began yesterday. During the two day Monsoon Session, the House will discuss and pass important Legislations including “The Manipur People Bill, 2018” and “The Manipur Liquor Prohibition (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018” besides discussion on issues pertaining to the interest of the State. The session began with the Obituary Reference wherein Members of the House paid tribute to four former members of the House as well as the nine persons who tragically lost their lives due toRead More

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