November, 2018


AMSU protests against citizenship bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 30: Joining the one day North east wide protest against the citizenship amendment bill, 2016 a protest was organised in the state hosted by All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) at DM college campus today. AMSU president, Manjit Sarangthem said chief ministers and ministers of north east state have been raising voice against implementation of citizenship amendment bill 2016 whereas ministers and MLAs of Manipur remains silent. The silence indicates that they are giving priority on taking the consent of the central government instead of raising voiceRead More

Biren hopes positive outcomes from 15th Finance Commission team’s visit

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 30, 2018:  Manipur chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh today said the state government has appraised the 15th Finance Commission team led by its chairman N.K. Singh of fiscal deficits of Manipur in a meeting held in Imphal.  “We hope for positive outcomes as assured to us to help the government at the maximum level,” Biren told reporters after holding a meeting with the finance commission team. The finance commission team interacted with the chief minister, deputy chief minister Y. Joykumar who is also the finance minister, councilRead More

Manipur still lacks transparency: rights activist Joykumar

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 29, 2018: Human rights Activist Wahengbam Joykumar Singh says Manipur State still lacks transparency alleging that there has been no response to the RTI he had sent to Ukhrul DC seeking detail information for the compensation sanction to the Mapithel Dam affected villagers, till date. Joykumar, in a news conference held at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul, Imphal today said he had filed the RTI on December 21, 2015 to the SPIO/DC, Ukhrul seeking information on seven points under Section – 6 (1) of the RTI Act,Read More

US ambassador attends Sangai festival

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 29, 2018: US ambassador to India Kenneth Juster on Thursday attended Manipur Sangai Festival and witnessed the cultural performances at Hapta Kangjeibung, Imphal. The US ambassador said, we want to have a very positive relationship with the state and to enhance a relationship in every and many ways possible. I am especially pleased to be here with the Sangai festival and to share in the incredible traditions and customs of this great state. Juster said he had a personal meeting with the chief minister N. Biren SinghRead More

Thai Princess visits Kangla

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 28, 2018: Her Royal Highness Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Princess of Kingdom of Thailand visited historic Kangla today. She was accompanied by Thailand Ambassador to India, Shri Chutintorn Gongsakdi, officials of Royal Thai Embassy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand, media team from Thailand and officials of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. The Princess was received by Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh, Art and Culture Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar and Titular King of Manipur, Shri Leishemba Sanajaoba. The Princess had a brief interaction with them beforeRead More

“Food Processing Industries generate more job opportunities”-Governor

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 28th, 2018: Governor of Manipur, Dr. Najma Heptulla today has said that Food Processing Industry has emerged as one of the major employment intensive industries and important segments in terms of its contribution to the State’s economy. She was speaking as Chief Guest at the inaugural function of a Conference on ‘Startup and MSME’s in Food Processing’, organized by ASSOCHAM in association with Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India and Indian council of agriculture research (ICAR)-NEH at Hotel Classic Imphal. She said that theRead More

Exotic Birds sell in Sangai Festival

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 28, 2018: In a shameful incident, one of the stalls in Manipur Sangai Festival 2018 at Hapta Kangjeibung was found selling exotic birds today. While visiting stalls at Hapta Kangjeibung today, this reporter came across a stall selling the birds brazenly. When inquired, the stall owner said for a pair of bird the price is Rs. 650 and Rs. 500 for the cage so one has to pay Rs. 1150/- for buying the birds. The stall owner did not answer further queries. Many visitors in festival expressedRead More

Forest Minister Assures of Capturing the unknown predator

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 28, 2018 (DIPR): Forest and Environment Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar today gave assurance to the people of the State that there is no need to panic with regard to the mysterious killings of domestic livestock by unknown predator. Reports of domestic animals found slaughtered in a similar manner at various locations over the month have created panic like situation among the general public. Addressing the media persons at his office, Minister Th. Shyamkumar said that the killings of domestic livestock were reported from the districts of Churachandpur,Read More

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn arrives at Imphal

Imphal, November 27, 2018 (DIPR): Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Kingdom of Thailand was today accorded warm welcome led by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Manipur, Shri N. Biren Singh on her maiden visit to Manipur. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is visiting the State to attend the ongoing Sangai Festival 2018. The Air India plane carrying the Princess landed at the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport at 5.00 pm. The Princess was accompanied by officials of Royal Thai Embassy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand, Media Team from Thailand andRead More

ICAR transfers technologies for commercialisation of ‘Bay leaf beverages technologies

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 27, 2018: Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre today signed a memorandum of understanding with Divine Enterprise, Sangaiprou, Imphal at the office chamber of the joint director, ICAR for popularisation and commercialisation of ‘Bay leaf beverages technologies’. The technology has been developed by Dr. M. R. Sahoo, senior scientist (horticulture), Dr. A. Kuna, senior scientist, PJTSAU, Hyderabad, M. Premi Devi, JRF, DBT Twinning Project, M. Sowmya, JRF, DBT Twinning Project, Dr. M. Dasgupta, DST WOS A, Dr. S. S.Read More

Muslim welfare organisation warns to boycott Sangai festival

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 26, 2018: Manipur Muslim Welfare Welfare Organisation (MMWO) has decried over the non-inclusion of culture and religious related hut of the Meitei-Pangal at the Keibul Lamjao, Sangai Heritage Park where huts of other community of the state are constructed at the ongoing Sangai festival venue organised under the Manipur tourism department since November 21. The Muslim welfare organisation warns to boycott Manipur Sangai Festival if the state government and the concern department fail to clarify the non-inclusion of Meitei-Pangal hut at the heritage site withinRead More

‘Intensive agitation” cautioned for 7th Central Pay

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 26, 2018: The Joint Administrative Council (JAC) of All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council (AMTUC) and All Manipur Government Employees’ Organisation (AMGEO) today cautioned to launch intensive agitations including mass casual leave if the government fails to implement 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations ahead of Christmas. Convenor of the JAC, L. Biken said the employees withdrew their mass casual leave agitation which was cautioned to launch on October 19 and 20 as chief minister N. Biren Singh assured to fulfil the demand appealing not take up the agitation.Read More

Committee to protect Manipur’s Mount Koubru launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 26, 2018: With the objective to preserve Mount Koubru of Manipur and its ranges “Committee on Protection and Preservation of Mount Koubru” was launched in a function held at Saparmeina in Kangpokpi district. The committee says in consultation with all stake holders including the people of Koubru area it will work and find together the ways and means as how to bring back the original Mount Koubru and of its natural beauties. In order to protect and preserve Koubru and its ranges the committee suggests theRead More

Magnificent Mary triumphs with sixth gold — Her win is truly special: Modi

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 25, 2018: Manipur’s Chungneijang Mary Kom Mangte, popular as Mary Kom and entitled as Magnificent Mary for the sixth time champions in the Women’s World Boxing Championship held in New Delhi on Saturday. She has become the first women boxer to champion in the world championship. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets “Congratulations to Mary Kom for winning a Gold in the Women’s World Boxing Championships. The diligence with which she’s pursued sports and excelled at the world stage is extremely inspiring. Her win is truly special.”Read More

Accounts of Kabow valley – Naoroibam Indramani

Contd. from 18th November 2018: Marjit after reaching Cachhar surrendered himself to Chaurajit. The three brothers, Chaurajit, Gambhir Singh, and Marjit immediately formed an alliance and occupied the whole of Cachar Kingdom. Govinda Chandra, the ruler of Cachar fled to Sylhet and applied to the Governor General to reinstate his throne but the British declined to intervene in the affairs of Cachar and the district was apportioned among the three brothers. The alliance of the three brothers had never been strong and Gambhir Singh after returning from his raid inRead More

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