July, 2018


Students’ forum pulls back shut down strike, stages light demonstration

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 26, 2018: Joint College Students’ Forum has withdrawn its shut down strike imposed in all the colleges affiliated to Manipur University demanding to declare graduate semester exams. Supporting the varsity community in the demand for ouster of vice-chancellor Pandey the students’ forum staged a candle light demonstration crafted “Go Back A.P. Pandey” in front of Kangla gate. The college strike was withdrawn as assurance by education minister Th. Radheshyam, in a meeting held today, to declare college exam results by second week of August. The students’Read More

Biren pleads to build unity

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 26, 2018: Chief minister N. Biren Singh today said the ideology of the present government is to build unity among various communities and to fight collectively against any evil. “All communities living in the state, such as Naga, Kuki, Meitei, Meitei Pangal etc., should show the oneness to protect the territory and integrity of the state as done in the past,” said the chief minister. Biren Singh was addressing at the observance of Kargil Vijay Diwas held at Banquet Hall of 1st Manipur Rifles Battalion, Imphal on Thursday. He mentionedRead More

Kargil war heroes honoured

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 26, 2018: The 19th Kargil Vijay Diwas was today observed at DRDA Hall, Chandel to pay homage to the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country in Kargil war 1999. Three out of the five martyrs of Kargil war were from Chandel district. They are Ng. Beningvir Moyon, Khukthar village, Chara Nicholas Moyon, Heigrutampak village and S. Gerneithang Aimol from Unapal village. SP, Chandel Kamei Angam Romanus, CO 8th MR S. Somorjit Singh, ADC/ADM, Chandel Dr. A. Chinglenkhomba Meitei and CEO, ADC ChandelRead More

Cultural bodies demand post for Thang-Ta lecturer

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 26, 2018: Kanglei Indigenous Martial Arts and Cultural Society (KIMACS) and cultural bodies today agitated at education (S) department protesting against government’s failure to respond for creation of posts for Thang-Ta lecturers. The agitators prohibited receiving of application forms for teachers’ post at the department. The cultural society denounced avoidance of Thang-Ta teacher aspirants in the notification for recruitment of 688 secondary school teachers. The association demanded to immediately discontinue issuing of application forms for the 688 posts. “We have submitted memorandums several times to theRead More

State Government is ready for an assembly session if needed: Letpao

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 25, 2018: Water resources minister and government spokesperson Letpao Haokip on Wednesday stated that the state government is firm on its stand not to allow any kind of alteration in the territorial integrity of Manipur under any circumstances. Responding to the accusation of Opposition Leader Okram Ibobi Singh regarding the non-extension of the Manipur Legislative Assembly Session, Letpao Haokip said that the recently concluded two-day session was planned after a detailed meeting of the Business Advisory Committee. If there is a need for an Assembly Session, theRead More

Customs seizes gold in rods, worth Rs. 79, 90,114

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 25, 2018: A team of anti-smuggling unit, Customs Division, Imphal today has seized 16 gold rods coated with silver weighing 2,651 grams and has in connection apprehended two individual of Punjab origin. According to official the seized gold are valued around Rs. 79,90,114. The arrested individuals identified as Gurpreet Singh and Jograj are arrested from Khuyathong traffic point, Imphal after the team of customs get a reliable information of smuggling of illegal gold of foreign origin in that area. Officials of customs said the gold rods wereRead More

Central team inspects Indo – Myanmar border pillar

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 25, 2018: A team of  ministries of Home Affairs, external affairs and Surveyor General of India on Wednesday visited Border Pillar No. 81 at Kwatha Khunou, Tengnoupal district for verification. The team consists of Surveyor General of India, Lt. General Girish Kumar; joint secretary (BM)/MEA, Sripriya Ranganathan and joint secretary (NE)/MHA, A.V. Dharma Reddy. Members of political parties CPI, BSP, NCP, Forward Block, Shiv Sena, MPP, RSD, JDU, JDS, Aam Aadmi Party and Congress took part in the border visit. Civil society organisation United Committee Manipur (UCM) and InformationRead More

Biren receives 493 complaints

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 25, 2018: Manipur chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh today received 493 complaints  on joint Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day held at the chief minister’s secretariat on Wednesday. He he met around 1, 500 people. In addition to looking into complaints and grievances of the public, a special highlight of the day was presentation of a wheel-chair to a differently-abled woman namely, Kompeimi Raikhan,30 daughter of Chihaningam Raikhan of Mapao Khullen (Chirik) village of Senapati district by the chief minister. Biren Singh also announced that a pension of Rs. 1500 per monthRead More

Manipur Congress legislature denounces for short assembly session

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 24, 2018: Manipur Congress Legislature Party has today denounced the Business Advisory Committee of Manipur Legislative Assembly for refuting its demand to extend the monsoon session duration to minutely discuss burning issues of Framework Agreement, Manipur University impasse and Citizenship Bill. Former Manipur chief minister and Manipur Congress Legislature leader Okram Ibobi told reporters at Congress Bhavan, said vital issues had not been discussed properly due to short Assembly session. The monsoon Assembly session concluded yesterday. “We wanted to share the government in playing a constructiveRead More

Education minister calls for restoration of academic atmosphere

Imphal, July 24, 2018 (DIPR): Education Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam today made an earnest appeal to the agitating bodies, student organisations and all other stakeholders to call off the present stir at Manipur University to enable restoration of academic atmosphere in the educational institutions of the State. He made the appeal while speaking to media persons at a press conference held at his New Secretariat office chamber. Shri Th. Radheshyam, who is also the Government Spokesperson, urged all the stakeholders to help declaration of results of the 6th semester examinationRead More

Government declares transparent Physical Test in fire service recruitment

Pothashang News Service: Imphal July 24, 2018: Manipur government today declared that the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) for the recruitment of 139 different posts of Manipur Fire Service will be held in a transparent manner with full video recording. Government spokesperson MLA P. Saratchandra talking to reporters at a press conference held at the Durbar hall of the chief minister’s secretariat on Tuesday said the state government understands the urgent need for filling up the vacancies of the Manipur Fire Service. The new step has been conceptualised to ensure transparency and check manipulationRead More

There is no new Border Pillar no. 81, says Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 23, 2018: On border issue Biren Singh today clarified to the House of monsoon session of Manipur State Assembly session that there is no new Border Pillar no. 81 erection and that there is no shifting of the border pillar. The recent issue is over the subsidiary pillars between the main border pillar no. 80 and 81. As the people have apprehension regarding the alleged shifting of the position of the border pillar, the state government had urged the central government for resurvey/ re-demarcation. A team fromRead More

Bills passed amid agitations

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 23, 2018: Monsoon session of  11th Manipur state Assembly ended today amid protests by students and civil society organisations passing Manipur Peoples’ Bill, 2018 and Manipur International University Bill, 2018. The Manipur Peoples Protection Bill, 2018 (Bill No. 10 of 2018) as reported by the Hill Areas Committee was passed unanimously by the house. The bill was introduced by leader of the House and CM N. Biren on Friday, was referred to the Hills Areas Committee for consideration. Prior to passing of the Bill, the committeeRead More

Manipur Assembly reaffirms to protect integrity

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 23, 2018: The monsoon session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly Session, Leader of the House and chief minister N. Biren Singh moved the House to resolve to uphold and protect the territorial integrity of the state. Biren Singh said since 1997 the resolution has been unanimously adopted by the House in the interest of the state. He said there is need to make the statement as there is apprehension among the public following the report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Naga Framework Agreement.Read More

Meeting on De-Worming, Cad held at Bishnupur

Bishnupur, July 23, 2018 (DIPR):  The District Level Coordination Committee meeting for the second round of the National Deworming Day was held at the Conference Hall of the New Mini-Secretariat today. The meeting was organised by the District Health Society, Bishnupur, chaired by Pawan Yadav, Chairman of the Society. Minute discussions were held on the micro-plans on the implementation of National Deworming Day (NDD) and the time table for its implementation. The National Deworming Day will be launched for the district on the 9th August, 2018 and observed on theRead More

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