Thursday, September 20th, 2018


Manipur celebrates Heikru Hidongba

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 20, 2018: “Heikru Hidongba” festival of Manipur was celebrated on Thursday with “Hiyang Tannaba” a traditional boat race at Sagolband Bijoy Govinda Thangabat (a moat) in Imphal with pomp and gaiety. Manipur governor Dr. Najma Heptulla graced the 240th Heikru- Hidongba celebration as the chief guest. It was organised by Shri Shri Bijoy Govinda Sevayet Committee. Heptulla said it is her second time attending the Heikru Hidongba. The festival is observed by the Meitei community on the eleventh day of the fortnight of Langban month or September ofRead More

Public discourse on Manipur Integrity

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 20, 2018: Public discourse on 213th report of Parliamentary standing committee on home affairs has opposed the report and decided to stand firm for Manipur Integrity. The public gathering was organised by United Committee Manipur at Lamyanba Sanglen Palace Compound at the back drop of possible disintegration of Manipr. It attended by social scientists, scholars and leaders and members of various civil society organisations. The gathering affirmed that the report submitted by Parliamentary standing committee supports Naga people as it is based on wrong data and records.Read More

Manipur government fetes governor

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 20, 2018: Manipur government today feted governor Najma A Heptulla for receiving the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award at a function held at the auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society, Imphal East. Heptulla exhorted the people of Manipur especially youths to make Manipur famous in the world. “I wish all the young people a very bright future. You have the most beautiful state which I call the God’s Own Paradise, which is not discovered by the world yet. We have to make the world discover it,” saidRead More

Uncle killer sentenced to life imprisonment

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 20, 2018:  The session judge, Imphal West today awarded life sentence to one 41 years old Khulem Jiten who was convicted for murdering his own uncle Khulem Krishnamohan and attempting to murder another uncle Khulem Priyobarta in the evening of June 30, 2015. The sentence was announced today in the open court after Jiten was convicted on September. The court has also sentenced Jiten to rigorous imprisonment of 10 years for attempt to murder and another seven years for misusing his license guns. The courtRead More

Andro people performs Langban Lam-haiba

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 20, 2018: Villagers of Andro of Manipur’s Imphal East district have a unique traditional ritual of inviting ancestors’ soul and offer them food, flowers and fruits as annual observation. The offering is made paying tribute to the ancestral heavenly souls. The ritual is practiced on the first Sunday of the traditional month Langban. For this season it was held on September 16. The ritual called Langban Lam-haiba begins with preparation of floor space for the souls to land to enjoy the offering. Naharup Pana ShangRead More

U-17 FC Imphal City team leaves Imphal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal,  September 20, 2018: Works minister and Manipur government spokesperson Thongam Biswajit Singh today flagged off a 20-member FC Imphal City team at Kangla gate for the 16th Administrator’s Challenge Cup All India Football Tournament U-17 (Boys) – 2018, youth affairs and sports, Chandigarh. The tournament will be played from 21st September to 30th September. Biswajit said the approval for establishment of a sports university in the state is the Centre’s acknowledgement of the state sportspersons’ performances, talents and activities. “The present government at the Centre has acknowledgedRead More

IGAR calls on governor

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 20, 2018: Major general K P Singh, YSM, Inspector General Assam Rifles called on Manipur governor Dr  Najama Heptulla, yesterday. The governor appreciated the efforts made by Assam Rifles in maintaining a peaceful environment in the state which is very well evident from the reduced presence and hold of prominent UG outfits in the state. She credited Assam rifles for the prevailing peace situation in the state and attributed its improved social condition to the meaningful civic action activities undertaken by the force for upliftment ofRead More

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