Tuesday, September 25th, 2018


Manipur University adopts stand not to co-operate with HRDS panel

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, Sept. 25, 2018: The Manipur University has decided not to extend cooperation to the ongoing enquiry constituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development as it failed to cater to alleged smashing of the sealed rooms of the Administrative Block. The development came after the two members enquiry committee constituted by the MHRD to look into the crisis at Manipur University fails to take any action to the breaking of the sealed rooms at the Administrative block by alleged Pro VC K. Yugindro and also noticing the silence of the committeeRead More

Raid at MU campus an act of a heartless ruler: Gaikhangam

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, Sep 25, 2018: Former deputy chief minister Gaikhangam has welcomed industrialist and social worker Huidrom Vikramjit on joining to the Congress fold in a felicitation held at the latter residence at Wangkhei Thangjam Leikai. Gaikhangam said it is indeed a historic moment that a man of action and few words, Vikramjit has decided to join the oldest political party.  He said the BJP government in the centre and the state only speak without any action and the schemes taken up and announced have no action plans. TheRead More

Manipur must immediately release students, Professors involved in the Manipur University protest

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, 25 September, 2018: Six professors and nine students of Manipur University arrested by the police should be immediately released, Amnesty International India said today. The professors and students have been arrested for a range of offences including ‘wrongful confinement’, ‘attempt to murder’, ‘kidnapping’ and ‘criminal conspiracy’. “Students and teachers have a right to protest and the Manipur government must respect this right. Midnight raids and subsequent detentions inside a university campus, based on unsubstantiated allegations, is outright harassment,” said Arijit Sen, Programme Manager, Amnesty International India. On 20Read More

Students confronts police on Imphal city streets

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 25, 2018: College and school students today faced tear gas and mock bomb when police tried to disperse while agitating at different parts of Imphal. The students’ demonstrations were taken in solidarity to the demand for withdrawal of security forces deployed inside the Manipur University and release of varsity students and teachers who were arrested following the midnight police action inside the varsity. Police fired mock bombs at DM College road when the students demonstrated along the city street. Students of TG Girls Higher Secondary and CC HigherRead More

Biren appeals for dialogue over Manipur University row

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 25, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has today appealed stakeholders and student organisations to come forward for dialogue to find amicable solution to the Manipur University crisis. Biren said any discontents and issue can be resolved through dialogue. The chief minister made the appeal at the inauguration of Main Building Complex of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Utlou Bishnupur district. Biren said bandhs and general strikes severely affect the lives of the common people of the state. He mentioned that suchRead More

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