October, 2018


Imphal witnesses mass integrity rally

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 31, 2018: Demonstrators in thousands today took out “October Mass Rally”, a rally for peace, unity and integrity carrying the slogan “Let Manipur live and grow together” in Imphal. The rally was participated by various communities, students, and political party members.  It was kicked off from Tiddim ground passing Keishampat, Wahengleikai, Nagamapal, Thangmeiband and destinated at Khuman Lampak Hockey stadium where a public meeting was held. The rally was organised by United Committee Manipur (UCM) supported by various civil society organisations and political parties. The gathering atRead More

CM Biren calls for strengthening integrity

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 31, 2018: Joining the rest of the country, Rashtriya Sankalp Diwas (National Rededication Day) was observed at the conference hall of Manipur secretariat (south block) today, organised to mark the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Chief minister N. Biren Singh recalled Indira Gandhi’s contributions in safeguarding the integrity of India and bringing the country forward towards advancement and development. He urged the people of the state to take the pledge of strengthening the integrity and unity of the country following her ideals. Stating thatRead More

Kut festival kicks off at Kangpokpi

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 31, 2018: Amid greetings from state leaders and ministers the state level ‘ChavangKut’ featival, the post-harvest festival of the Chin-Kuki-Mizo tribe, was today kicked off at Kangpokpi district in presence of minister, social welfare and corporation, NemchaKipgen opened this year’s “KUT 2018” with the pounding of the traditional gong at Brig. Thomas Ground, Kangpokpi amidst a large gathering. Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh will be joining the festival tomorrow. In his greetings the chief minister said let Kut festival spread the message of love, peace,Read More

Biren calls for unity

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 31, 2018: Honouring the priceless contribution of Sardar Vallabhai Patel towards unifying the country, the state today observed the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas at the Parade ground of 1st Manipur Rifles Battalion, Imphal. On the occasion, chief minister N. Biren Singh remembered the contribution of Sardar Patel towards building a strong united India. He said that Sardar Patel was a prominent National leader who stood boldly against the British oppressive policy and participated in Civil Disobedience movement, Peasants’ movement, Quit India Movement etc. He is often referred as PatronRead More

Public utility convenience launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 31, 2018: Public utility convenience was inaugurated minister of revenue, consumer affairs, food and public distribution Karam Shyam with the launching of mobile van delivery of 5 kg free trade LPG cylinders at Sinam Shyama Devi Town Hall, Chingmeirong, Imphal today. Shyam  expressed that today signifies a day of sacrifice as it is the first time in the history of  Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) to render public utility conveniences for the service of our society. Congratulating the noble initiative of the IOCL, the ministerRead More

Senapati and Tamenglong get women markets

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 30, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh today inaugurated women markets at Senapati and Tamenglong district headquarters and laid the foundation stones for different projects. He along with cabinet ministers, MLAs and high ranking officials went to Senapati district by helicopter and inaugurated Apfii Saliki (Mothers’ Market). Biren Singh also inaugurated Free Diagnostics Services under and laid the foundation stones of transit accommodation for doctors and teachers for Paomata and Senapati, water supply schemes for Karong and Senapati, 100-bedded hostel and upgradation of eight rooms ofRead More

Surprise inspection drive conducted to promote public health

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 30, 2018: To promote public health, a team led by the consumer affairs, food and public distribution director and controller of weight and measures department Ranjan Yumnam today with his officials conducted surprise inspection drives at Mothers Care Children Hospital and Research Centre, Sagolband,  Ima Market and several essential items stores at Thangal Bazar in Imphal in connection with the upcoming festive season. Three assistant controllers, inspectors and other staff of weight and measures department took part in the inspection. The inspection drive was mainly aimed at monitoringRead More

Five arrested in connection with October blast

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 30, 2018: Manipur police has arrested five persons including a couple who were allegedly involved the bomb attack that killed a CRPF jawan injuring another on October 20 evening at Nagamapal, Imphal. The arrested persons were Khaidem Sana Singh, 42 and Yumlembam Milan, 34  residents of Nongren Maning Leikai, Shahabuddin Chesaba, 39, of Phoubachao,  and Oinam Premjit, 42, and his wife Pinky Devy, 33, of Oinam Awang Leikai, Bishnupur district. They were produced during a news conference held today at Imphal West police. Haobijam Jogeshchandra, superintendentRead More

Biren bats to fight corruption

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 29, 2018: The state government directed all Manipur government departments to observe the “Vigilance Awareness Week” with the theme “Eradicate Corruption — Build a New India” from today till November 3. On these days and all through the year, we should be focusing on preventive measures to fight corruption, bring transparency and accountability in our functioning and sensitize citizens on the ill effects of corruption, said Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh in his message on the vigilance awareness week. “I, earnestly hope that observance ofRead More

Manipur gets two more helicopter service

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 29, 2018: With the launching of Imphal-Tamenglong and Imphal-Moreh helicopter services today Manipur has got three helicopter services connecting Imphal with three districts. Chief minister N. Biren Singh launched the services at Imphal International Airport after Imphal-Jiribam service was launched on September 19. Stating that helicopter services may be operational in many other routes wherever necessary including Ukhrul, Senapati and Churachandpur as well, the chief minister said he had talked to the authority of Pawan Hans, the agency which is operating helicopter services in the state, regardingRead More

Manipur champions North East Olympic Games

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 28, 2018: Manipur has championed the 1st North East Olympic Games bagging 80 gold, 48 silver and 31 bronze medals. Assam stood second position snatching 46 gold, 53 silver and 41 bronze medals and Arunachal Pradesh stood third position securing bagging 18 gold, 20 silver and 38 bronze medals. Athletes from eight states of the North East participated in the games organised at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex, Imphal and competed in 12 disciplines in the five days games which started on October 24. Deputy chief minister YumnamRead More

Women street vendors demand alternative vending site

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 28, 2018: Women street vendors vending at Nagamapal Kasturi Thong Awang Maikei Keithel has appealed the government to revoke the plan of turning their vending site into a parking lot or otherwise provide them an alternative vending site in the Imphal city. Protesting against the government plan to provide the site a parking lot the street vendors today staged a sit-in at their vending site. Vending has been our means of livelihood since 1992. The Imphal Municipal Council (IMC) has been allowing us since 2009 toRead More

Mera Meefam calls for collective effort for promotion of Lai Haraoba

Pothsahang News Service: Imphal, October 28, 2018: Umnag Lai Kanba Apunba Lup, a cultural organisation today organised 10th edition of Mera Meepham, an annual conference on Umang Lai Haraoba, a traditional ritualistic festival of Manipur, at Chandakriti hall, Palace Compund, Imphal. The gathering opened with cultural performance of Lai Haraoba tradition was attended by various cultural enthusiasts of Manipur. The changing culture over the globe, its impact to the traditional Lai Haraoba and means to safeguard the traditional features of the ritualistic festival were discussed in the cultural gathering. It discussed toRead More

Manipur State Cooperative Bank Limited contributes Rs 5 lakh for Sangai festival

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 28, 2018: Manipur State Cooperative Bank Limited (MSCB) sponsored a sum of Rs. 5 lakhs for the upcoming Manipur Sangai Festival 2018. The managing director of MSCB A. Subash Singh and other officials handed over the cheque to chief minister N. Biren Singh in the presence of director tourism W. Ibohal Singh at a solemn ceremony held at chief minister’s secretariat today. Biren Singh said it is a sign of positive development that people are extending their support and co-operation for grand success of the upcomingRead More

Manipuri textile – Naoroibam Indramani

Contd. from 21st October: The process of cotton spinning is done with the help of one implement called “Tareng” (spinning wheel). It is an implement which is made of bamboo and wood and has a base of hexagonal shape. It is measured about 58 c.m. in length, 38 c.m. in breadth, 48 c.m. in height. Earlier, the spinning of the cotton was easily done with the help of the hand against the thigh. Then to a self-prepared small piece of stick is attached a small spindle and rolled cotton isRead More

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