August, 2018


Manipur governor visits Tengnoupal district

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 31, 2018: Manipur governor Dr. Najma Heptulla today made her maiden visit to Tamenglong district which borders Mynamar where she was accorded with warm welcome ceremony at Tengnoupal Community Hall. The reception function was organised by district administration, Tengnoupal. Najma said she had chosen to visit the district after a great consideration and was happy to be in Tengnoupal today. She said the pending issues regarding administration and development submitted by various civil society organisations’ will be addressed after studying the memorandum. Stating that she had receivedRead More

Panchayat woman member nabbed with drugs

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 31, 2018: Imphal East Police today apprehended a woman member of Gram Panchayat with World is Yours tablets from her resident at Khergao Yumkhaibam Makha Leikai, Imphal East. She was identified as Thoibi Moinam, 44, member of Kshetrigao Gram Panchayat. She was apprehended with her son Md. Lakidur, 20, and his stepsister Rubani Buya, 26. They were apprehended when his team conducted a cordoned search operation at Khergao today morning, said ASP M. Kumarjit. As soon as we nab Thoibi we took her to the police station. SheRead More

Radheshyam inspects Ukhrul schools

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 31, 2018: Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam today made a visit at the Sirarakhong Government High School and Tongu High School and inspected the condition of the schools of the Ukhrul district. Radheshyam said there are few schools in the hills and one can hardly effort to send their children to the private schools. Attempt to give more emphasis and importance on the infrastructure and numbers of staffs required in the government schools are being put in as the government schools in hill districts witness huge enrolment. On the problemRead More

NAB nabs six drug users

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 30, 2018: Narcotics Affairs and Border (NAB) police team today apprehended six drug users in connction with a viral video on Facebook for using drugs. After receiving a viral video clip on Facebook at an unknown area by the officials of NAB police a team of NAB trace out the location at Khergao Sabal Leikai Imphal East and raided. The six people apprehended from the location have been identified as Moinam Babu,27, son of M. Najamuddin of Naharup Thongkhong, Imphal East district, Md. Mustakim,29, son of Md.Read More

Differently abled people demands separate directorate

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 30, 2018:  Demanding to create a separate directorate for persons with disabilities members of State Platform of People’s Disabled Organisation, Manipur today thronged at the social welfare department complex and staged sit-in at the department building entrance. A delegation of the organisation on July 25 People’s day met the chief minister N. Biren Singh at his official bungalow and submitted a memorandum over their grievances, said Md. Yunus Khan, president of the organisation. The memorandum appealed to create a separate directorate for persons with disabilities and to reconstitute stateRead More

Plea to appoint RIMS regular director

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 30, 2018: All Manipur Students Guardians’ Organisation has appealed to appoint a regular director of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) at the earliest. The organisation secretary S. Sumati in a news conference held at its Singjamei office said as the institute is run under a director-in-charge, it gives innumerable disadvantages in the smooth functioning of the institute. The organisation optioned for a native director. She said the regular director of Regional Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) has not been appointed till today despite theRead More

CM Biren bats for full-fledged membership in ASI

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, Augus 31: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has urged the Associations of Surgeons of India (ASI) to examine ways so that surgeons from Manipur are also adequately represented in the association at the national level. He made the appeal while addressing the inaugural session of the executive council meet of the association at the Imperial Hall of Classic Grande on Friday. Stating that he had learned that ASI Manipur State Chapter is not a full-fledged member of the executive council of ASI but a co-opted member becauseRead More

Haipou Jadonang remembered

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 29, 2018: Manipur today observed 87th Martyrdom of Haipou Jadonang held at Leishangkhong Zelianrong Village, Wangoi, and at Jadonang Park, Keishampat in Imphal West. Chief minister N. Biren Singh said we need mutual respect, understanding, sharing and recognition among the different communities so as to have oneness and unity in the state. He said the state government would consider to declare August 29 every year as state holiday and state Cabinet would thoroughly discuss the matter in this regard. Stating that the state government would take stringent action for crime againstRead More

Hathei Phanit concludes

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, Augus 31, 2018: The three day festival of the 9th Hathei Phanit, Sirarakhong concluded today. The festival held under the theme Celebrating the God’s Gift “Hathei” at Sirarakhong village, Ukhrul is organized by the Sirarakhong Hathei Phanit Promotion Committee and Sirarakhong villagers sponsored by NEC through EBADA Manipur, horticulture and soil conservation and Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA). Education, labour and employment minister Thokchom Radheshyam, speaking as the chief guest of the closing function, said that Hathei which grows only in the Sirarakhong village is a beautiful gift of god thatRead More

Socialist students caution agitation

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 29, 2018: Socialist Students’ Union of Manipur (SSUM) has cautioned  to launch a month long mass protest against gifting away Manipur land to Myanmar by the Centre. General secretary of the student body Bhushan Longjam today said it is very unfortunate that the BJP led government is not deeply concerned about the loss of Manipur land to Myanmar. He said the state government remains silent despite the statement of the government at the Parliament that there is no issue to the Border Pillar No. 81 inRead More

Congress asks to fulfill NSCN-IM demand

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 29, 2018: Manipur PCC has asked the Central government to give away the demand of the NSCN-IM if it is not going to hurt the sentiment of any community as claimed by BJP leaders. The central leaders and state leaders have been claiming that there is nothing in the Indo-Naga Framework Agreement to affect the integrity of Manipur and other neighbouring states. If so, why is the government taking so long to announce the agreement signed in the Framework Agreement? Why is the government keepingRead More

Manipur’s Ukhrul celebrates chilli festival

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 29, 2018: The ninth edition of the Hathei Phanit festival of Hathei Chilli kicked off today at Sirarakhong village, Ukhrul district, where the unique chilli is grown. Hathei is an eight-inch long peculiar kind of chilli not grown in other parts of the world; it is the pride of Ukhrul which is used to add colour and flavour in non-vegetarian menu. The festival is held on the theme ‘celebrating the god’s gift – Hathei’ by the Sirarakhong Hathei Promotion Committee and Sirarakhong villagers and sponsored by NECRead More

Political parties’ committee demands to withdraw Framework Agreement

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 28, 2018: Core committee of political parties has demanded to withdraw the Naga Framework Agreement that was signed between NSCN (I-M) and the government of India to settle the more than two decades long Indo-Naga peace talk. The committee also demanded to conduct special Manipur Assembly session by September 15 so that all the 60 representatives of people would resolve to safeguard the emotional integrity that exists between the hills and valley people of Manipur from possible impact to the state’s integrity by the result of the frameworkRead More

CBI submits charge sheets against two policemen

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 27, 2018: Charge sheets against two state police personnel were submitted today by the special investigation team of CBI, Imphal in connection with the alleged fake encounter case, killing one individual at Naoremthong Khullen Leikai on the wee hour of June 28, 2011. The two police personnel are inspector, Sagopam Ibotombi, 36, son of late S. Dono Singh of Ningthembam Mayai Leikai, Jiribam and rifleman, Ajay Prakash, 34, son of Hemnath Thakur of 1st MR Bapupara. The charge sheets were submitted against the two individuals followingRead More

Rights activists meet governor

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 27, 2018: A 12-member delegation comprising Extra Judicial Execution Victims Families Association,Manipur (EEVFAM), Human Rights Alert (HRA), JPE, Apunba Manipur Kanba Ima Lup (AMKIL), Tammee Chingmi, Nupi Samaj, UMO, Nongpok Leirgak Apunba Lup and Nanchup Imptal Arunba Mera Paibi Lup met Manipur governor  Najma Hegtulla. The delegation apprised the governor of the inordinate delay in the CBl’s further investigation concerning the 23 July 2009 fake encounter in particular and the other fake encounter cases of Manipur in general.  Chungkham Taratombi, who was also part of theRead More

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