August, 2018


BJP has new partner NEIDP

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 27, 2018: BJP legislature leader and Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh  today declared that BJP will go together with ‘North East India Development Party (NEIDP) for the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Biren was addressing a news conference at the Darbar Hall of the chief minister’s Bungalow in presence of health minister L. Jayantakumar of National People’s Party and members of NEIDP led by its president-in-charge Elangbam Brojendro among other BJP members. In view of preparation ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha, BJP has been looking for allyRead More

Hunger Marchers’ Day recalled for self reliant Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 27, 2018: All Manipur Students’ Union today observed 53rd Hunger Marchers’ Day to commemorate those demonstrators who died on this day in the hands of armed forces in the hunger march during artificial famine in Manipur in 1965. The student body cautioned the state government to launch agitations if the government fails to supply fertilizers to the farmers at subsidised rate. “Making fertilizers unavailable to the farmers is a monopolistic way of the nobles to fill their pockets. The fertilizer is available in the market at theRead More

Biren announces to prepare ranking of banks

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 26, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has on Sunday said the state government will prepare ranking of all the banks operating in the state on the basis of the services provided by these banks to needy people. The amount of money to be deposited from the state’s exchequer to these banks would be decided by this ranking, he added. Biren was at the inauguration of the newly renovated building of Imphal Branch of Manipur State Co-operative Bank Ltd located at Old Assembly road. He said thatRead More

Biren inaugurates Lamdeng water supply project

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 26, 2018: Chief minister N. Biren Singh dedicated a water supply scheme to the public at Lamdeng in Imphal West today. Biren said the state government has set a target to cover 2500 villages under ‘Go to Village’ mission before the Lok Sabha elections likely to be held in the early part of 2019. He  appreciated the government employees for putting in best effort to make the mission a success. Stating that every politician should take politics as a game of competition to bring people’s welfare, theRead More

Sit-In Staged Against Article (A) or 6th Schedule

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 26, 2018: A sit-in-protest was staged at Khamnam Bazar against the possible extension of Article 371 (A) or 6th Schedule in Manipur, here on Sunday. The sit-in-protest was jointly organized by Cachar Road Athletic Union (CRAU) Club and Meira Paibi of Khamnam Leirak under the aegis of United Committee Manipur (UCM). Speaking at the agitation sit-in, UCM Secretary General Kh. Athouba spoke of the consequences that would likely to arise if the possible extension of Article (A) or alike in Manipur or 6th schedule is pass inRead More

Three youths offer monthly old aged pensions

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 25, 2018 in: A non-profitable group of three young friends, residents of Imphal, called “Yotshabi Makhong Ahum” on Sunday distributed old age pension to 11 poor widows and a widower as a part of their dream to serve helpless people in the society. The group has been distributing the pension from their pockets since May this year. The pensioners have been provided pension books for one year, which will be extended annually, said Shivkumar Ahongshangbam, 30, one of the three members of the group ofRead More

Manipuri textile – Naoroibam Indramani

Manipur lies on the eastern frontier of India. It was an ancient kingdom which had enjoyed the fortune and glory and experienced sorrow and vicissitudes of her long history. Manipur is a cradle of human civitization and creativity which has come under the influence of many cultures of many different ethnic groups who came at various times and contributed to the growth of the civilization in this hilly state in India’s north eastern frontier. Manipur, a small state surrounded by ranges of hills, is one of the beauty spots onRead More

Youth should Stand up Against Drug Abuse: Governor

Imphal, August 25, 2018 :  2nd One Day State Level Youth Convention, 2018 was held today at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan, Imphal. The Convention was organized by Service Bridge Agency, Imphal under the theme ‘Engaging Young People in Nation Building’ focusing mainly on youths highlighting their potentials in development of the country. The Youth Convention was graced by Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla and Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly, Y. Khemchand Chief Guest and President of the function. Welcoming the gathering, Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla said that Manipur isRead More

Manipur CM assures to act according to peoples’ wish

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 25, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh today said that his government will always take people’s wish into account in taking any final decision concerning state issues. The state government has started consulting leaders and individuals from different sections of the society to seek their opinion on different issues. Biren Singh was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the joint Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day held at chief minister’s secretariat. Regarding deferment of the special session of the state Assembly, the chief ministerRead More

Shyamkumar declares to organise Lemon festival at state level

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 25, 2018: Horticulture and soil conservation minister Th. Shyamkumar yesterday announced that the district level Kachai Lemon Festival will be held at the state level from the next year. He made the announcement while inaugurating the rural market shed constructed under the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) scheme at Kachai, Ukhrul district. Addressing the villagers, the minister appealed to the villagers of Kachai to produce more lemons. He said the lemons from the place are different in taste which is truly a gift of GodRead More

Manipur turmeric airlifted to Delhi

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 25, 2018: Manipur horticulture and soil conservation department has achieved yet another milestone as the department today airlifted one metric tonne of dry turmeric to New Delhi after the department had successfully exported one metric tonne of organic pineapples from the state in July this year. NERAMAC (North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Ltd) under the Ministry of DoNER, in collaboration with the Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA) have procured five metric tonnes of organic dry turmeric and one MT black aromatic black rice (locally,Read More

KSA suspends 12-hr general strike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 25,2018: Twelve hours general strike across the Manipur which was scheduled to enforce tomorrow has suspended as chief minister N. Biren Sing has assured to fulfil the demands of Kangleipak Students Association (KSA). Vice-president of KSA, Sukham Bidyananda said this after negotiation with chief minister today evening in front of chief minister’s secretariat office, Babupara. Demanding to fulfil a list of demands, KSA announced to impose 12 hours general strike across the state on August 26. Bidyananda said KSA’s demands not to allow non-locals contest in the 2019 election. The stateRead More

Manipur Architect Forum to organise first MAD Expo

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 25, 2018: Manipur Architect forum today announced to launch a three-day “MAD Expo 2018” on September 14, which is the first-ever industry event for material, architecture, and design. The expo will be held on the theme “Designing a better future” at Manipur Trade and Expo Centre, Imphal. It will host firms and professionals from across country and build industry awareness. “Construction industry is believed to play an essential role in the economic growth, job generation, and business opportunities as well as infrastructure development. To furtherRead More

MLA Yamthong Haokip sent to jail over missing pistols

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 24, 2018: The special judge, National Investigation Agency (NIA), Manipur on Friday remanded Congress MLA, Yamthong Haokip to judicial custody for 15 days in connection with the missing case of pistols and magazines from the Arm Kote of 2nd Manipur Rifles Battalion. The court rejected the bail application of Yamthong on health ground. The MLA was arrested following a two days consecutive raid conducted started on July 30 at his Mantripukhri residence by a team of NIA. Five arms, assorted ammunitions including one of the pistolsRead More

NIA has recovered 9 pistols from UKLF chief resident

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 24, 2018: NIA has yesterday recovered nine numbers of 9 mm pistols, from UKLF chief Soson Haokip, which were among the 56 pistols that has been missing from the 2nd Manipur Rifles Battalion, Imphal. NIA has been investigating case no. RC-02/2018/NIA-GUW which pertains to theft of 56 pistols and 58 magazines from the DG Pool Armoury located within the premises of 2nd Manipur Rifles Battalion, Imphal. The said weapons went missing between 2016 and early 2017. During the course of investigation by NIA, one of the missingRead More

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