Wednesday, August 8th, 2018


Indo-Myanmar entry-exit checkpoint officially opened

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 8, 2018: Myanmar government today has officially opened the Indo-Myanmar international land border in a ceremony held at Tamu in Myanmar which marked the abolishing of special land entry permission which was formerly required for visitors entering the country via land routes. Consul General of India in Myanmar, Nandan Singh Bhaisora said, “This is a historic day for India and Myanmar which has been waiting for a long time.” This is going to certainly strengthen the relationship between the two countries. It will enhance the border trade. ItRead More

Torch rally marched over issues

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 8, 2018: People marched a torch rally at Thangmeiband in the heart of Imphal today evening demanding the government to resolve various burning issues by the state Assembly, organised by Thangmeiband United Club, a conglomerations of local clubs. It demanded that Manipur Assembly should resolve that Naga peace accord should not affect neighbouring states, and Article 371 (A) should not be extended from Nagaland to Manipur. Civil society organisations has been complaining against Interlocutor R.N. Ravi’s recent statement of offering “special status” to Naga by extendingRead More

Wildlife population estimation confirms stable Sangai population

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 8, 2018: The population estimation of wildlife conducted under the initiative of the forest department at Keibul Lamjao National Park witnessed the population of the state animal, Sangai as stable. During the population estimation in 2016, the population of Sangai was recorded at 260 and the population of Hog Deer (Kharsha) at the Keibul Lamjao National Park recorded at 288, which is an increase from 276 in 2016. The survey was conducted for three days (March 22, 24 and 26. Loktak Waterbird Census 2018 conducted on 20th JanuaryRead More

Kuki Inpi shut down strike paralysed border trade

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 8, 2018: Twenty-four hours total shut down strike imposed by Kuki Inpi Manipur and its frontal organisations in Kuki inhabited areas of Manipur has paralysed border trade at Moreh in Tengnoupal district. It has widely affected normalcy in kuki inhabited areas of Manipur. The strike has and cut off connectivity between Imphal and districts of Kangpokpi, Churachandpur and Tengnoupal . Large Bandh supporters at Moreh blocked roads burning tyres and placing poles on the roads. Forour vehicles has been reportedly vandalised by strike supporters atRead More

Manipur Tourism honoured Today’s Traveller Award

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 8, 2018: Manipur Tourism has won the Today’s Traveller Award 2018 for Best State for State for Promotion of Festivals andf Fairs under the Domestic Tourism category for the first time. The awards ceremony is in its 12th Annual Edition this year and was held at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi yesterday. The award was presented by minister of commerce and industries and civil aviation, Suresh Prabhu and received by Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh, chairman, Tourism Corporation of Manipur Limited and W. Ibohal Singh (MCS), director (Tourism) at an event attended by the who’s who of the travel industry.Read More

Manipur Startup Conclave 2018 launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 8, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Wednesday launched Manipur Startup Conclave 2018 held at City Convention Centre, Imphal. At the grand launching function Biren urged his people to give a chance to the government to take Manipur to new heights. He said his government is committed to bring peace, stability and unity in the state. The government would always be there to hear the grievances of the people and ready to solve any problem in the state, he added. He said every state hasRead More

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