September, 2018


Manipur celebrates Irabot Day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 30, 2018: Along with the laying of foundation stone of Irawat Square at Thangmeiband near Manipur State Legislative Assembly complex, the state government for the first organised Jana Neta Irawat Day (Irabot Day) celebration as a state function today. Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh, deputy chief minister Y. Joykumar Singh and art and culture minister L. Jayantakumar Singh graced the historic function held at BT Park as the chief guest, president and guest of honour respectively. Biren said said Irabot Day is celebrated asRead More

Contraband item worth Rs 30 lakhs seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 30, 2018: In continuation of back to back recoveries of contraband drugs, Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) caught 6,000 numbers of WY (world is yours) tablets, found underneath the van hidden near the chassis of the vehicle. A press statement released by Assam Rifles said on September 29, based on specific input received regarding smuggling of contraband drugs, one silver-coloured Maruti van with registration no AS 11 J 8188 travelling from Moreh to Pallel was stopped atRead More

Manipuri textile – Naoroibam Indramani

Contd. from 16th September 2018 Traditional dresses : Manipur has its various items of traditional dresses since the time long back. The traditional dresses of the Meiteis are divided as the dresses of the male and the dresses of the female and further it can be classified again into the following as (1) Dresses for the deities, (2) Coronation dresses of the king and queen, (3) dresses for the festivals, (4) dresses for dancing, (5) dresses for mourning, (6) royal dresses for the king and queen, (7) dresses for theRead More

Children cultural meet held

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September, 29, 2018 : On the theme ‘Break the Silence, End Child Sexual Abuse, Let us Make a Child Friendly Manipur’ the 9th state level Children’s Cultural Meet, was organised by  Manipur Alliance of Child Rights (MACR) was held at Tribal Research Institute, Chingmeirong, Imphal on Saturday. The children’s cultural meet was attended by Manipur governor Dr. Najma Heptulla, law, health and art and culture minister L. Jayentakumar Singh and MACR advisor S. Sarat Kumar Sharma. The governor said the theme of this year’s cultural meet isRead More

Irabot Day to observe as state function, Google toilet locator launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 29, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh said the state Cabinet will organise the birth anniversary of Hijam Irabot on September 30 by the government of Manipur as a state function from this year. Biren was at the launching function of Swachh Survekshan theme song at the chief minister’s secretariat today. Briefing the media persons, Biren said the state level function would be held at near Saheed Minar, Imphal at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. A Foundation stone laying ceremony for the construction of Irabot statue wouldRead More

Biren seeks supports for solution to Manipur University issue

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 29, 2018: Manipur government has sought the support and co-operation of the people and media to find a solution on the Manipur University issue, said chief minister N. Biren Singh on the occasion of Surgical Strike Day observation held at banquet hall of 1 M.R. Battalion, Imphal on Saturday. Biren said that we all must join our hands together to bring an amicable solution on the issue. He maintained that the government is open to hold meeting with the representatives of Manipur University Teachers’ Association (MUTA), ManipurRead More

Forest minister appeals for protection of wildlife and environment

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 28, 2018: Forest and environment minister Th. Shyamkumar today appealed to Manipur people to help in the protection of wildlife and environment while addressing reporters at his new secretariat office where he said the report of the arrest of one person for allegedly poisoning and killing migratory birds is highly condemnable and unfortunate. A team of Bishnupur Police Station led by SI Y. Motilal Singh today arrested a person named Khundrakpam Nabachandra Singh, 52 years old for allegedly poisoning and killing migratory birds at Kwasiphai Maning Leikai,Read More

Auto-rickshaw set ablaze by suspected strike supporters

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 28, 2018: Two persons were injured when a running auto-rickshaw was set into fire at Keishampat in Imphal city by a suspected strike supporter of 48-hour general strike imposed by Manipur Students’ Federation, Democratic Students’ Alliance Manipur, Kangleipak Students’ Association, Students’ Union of Kangleipak, Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Sinpanglup and All Manipur Students’ Union launched the strike on Wednesday midnight. The driver of the burning vehicle and a lady passenger were injured. They rushed to Regional Institute of Medical Sciences hospital. The driver Th. Rojen, 41, resident of IrengbamRead More

Tribal food Mela at CCpur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 27, 2018: Many local tribal delicacies caught the fancy of visitors and food lovers alike as they savoured items that are on offer during the Poshan Tribal Food Mela organized by Autonomous District Council, Churachandpur today at ADCC campus, Tuibong as part of Rastriya Poshan Maah observance programme. Besides, ethnic culinary of various tribes living in Churachandpur were showcased. Tribal dishes such as Pachokchonol (mashed wood ear mushroom), Bawngke-rot, boiled pork, sawhchhiar (rice and chicken pilaf), mehpawk (chagempomba), snail, chutney, salad, different kinds of wild/organic fruits and importantly tribal drinks (riceRead More

General strike paralyses Imphal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 27, 2018: Forty-eight hour state wide general strike in Manipur imposed by six students’ organisations demanding to release Manipur University teachers and students has paralysed business establishments and educational institutions in Imphal and several parts of Manipur. The six student groups are All Manipur Students’ Union, Manipur Students’ Federation, Democratic Students’ Alliance Manipur, Kangleipak Students’ Association, Students’ Union of Kangleipak and Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Sinpanglup.  The Manipur University students and teachers were arrested following the police crackdown within the campus on the midnight of September 20. TheRead More

Education minister continues to visit schools

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 27, 2018: Education Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam, today, visited the higher secondary schools assigned as the examination centers for Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.) at Imphal. The examination was commenced on September 25 and will continue till 29. The minister expressed that it was important to ascertain whether the examination of D.El.Ed. conducted by National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) is carried out without any disturbances and to confirm that the prevailing law and order condition is not interfering with the examination, he is personally visiting theRead More

Biren appeals for bandh free Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 27, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh today appealed the people to join their hands to make Manipur free from Bandh and blockade. He made the appeal at the World Tourism Day celebration held at Marjing Polo Complex, Heingang, Imphal East. Biren said that let’s not forget that the bandhs and blockades severely affect the day to day lives of thousands of families in the state. He said the government is open to have a dialogue with the students and other stakeholders anytime. The stateRead More

1st North East Olympic Games in Manipur gets boosted by Karate Contribution of Rs 2 Lakhs

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 27, 2018: The Manipur Olympic Association has decided to host twelve disciplines in the 1st North East Olympic Games 2018 at Imphal from October 24-28. The event to be competed are Athletic, Archery, Badminton, Boxing, Judo, Karate, Football, Rifle Shooting, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Weight Lifting and Wushu. The North East Council has already sanctioned Rs 20 lakhs for the event, but so far only Rs 15 lakhs has been released. As per the organising committee estimate, they need atleast Rs 70 lakhs for the successful hostingRead More

Students burn CM’s effigy

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 26, 2018: Demanding unconditional release of arrested Manipur University students and teachers; members of Joint Students’ Coordinating Committee; three members of All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) and two students of Dhanamanjuri College students of burnt down the effigy of Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh inside the campus of the college located in the heart of Imphal. The students succeeded to burn the effigy in their second attempt. The first attempt was foiled when a police team rushed the site in time and prevented the students fromRead More

Minister makes surprise visit

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 26, 2018: Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam today made a surprise visit at two Higher Secondary Schools of Imphal – Ananda Higher Secondary School and The Churachand Higher Secondary School accompanied by the joint secretary, education L. Nandakumar Singh and concern officials of engineering department, RMSA. The ministerial team inspected the classrooms, laboratories and the school premises. The minister said that the inspection of these schools is to analyse the prevailing conditions of the schools and to plan out proper infrastructure development of the schools. He saidRead More

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