Thursday, November 1st, 2018


First banana festival in Tamenglong ahead of Ningol Chakouba festival

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 1: For the first time a 3-day banana festival will be organised at Noney Longmai common hall, Tamenglong district to bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and banana farmers for mass scale production. Secretary of the festival organising committee, Gailanchung Kamei in a news conference held today at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul, Imphal said the festival will kick off on November 6. He said bananas produced in Tamenglong are almost organic and they include in g9 (grand nain/grande naine) class. Grand nain bananas are banana cultivarsRead More

2nd Manipur Rifles celebrates 57th raising day

Pothashang News Service:  Imphal, November 1, 2018 : 2nd Battalion Manipur Rifles today celebrated its 57th Raising day at the battalion Head-Quarter at Kabow Leikai in Imphal East. Flag of the battalion was hoisted by commandant  P. Manjit Singh and inspected the unit hospital, unit school, family lines and jawan barrack of the battalion and interacted with the officers of the unit. Manjit told reporters that for the last 57 years the personnel of the Manipur Rifles have been working day and night to maintain the law and order situation ofRead More

Textile expo rally participants greeted

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 1, 2018: Minister of textiles, commerce and industries Thongam Biswajit Singh welcomed participants of the Manipur International Textiles Expo (MANITEX) 2018 rally at the Urban Haat, Nilakuthi today. MANITEX will be held from November 5 to 15, 2018 at Lamboi Khongnangkhong. Biswajit said in Manipur, handloom and handicrafts is a tradition. He said Manipur is among the States with the highest number of weavers and looms. Every household, be it in the hills or in the valley, has a loom, he stated adding that handloom and handicraftRead More

CM Biren appeals for unity on Kut festival

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 1, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh exhorted the people of Manipur to stand together for a united Manipur and a united India and urged the public to put in collective effort to uplift the weaker section and backward groups of the society. The chief minister made the statement as chief guest at the state level Kut celebration, the biggest post-harvest festival of Kuki-Chin-Mizo group, organised at Thomas Ground,Kangpokpi district headquarters today. Biren Singh opend the Kut Festival and released the Kut Souvenir. He also poundedRead More

Meghalaya CM participates Kut festival at Chandel

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 1, 2018: Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K. Sangma was the chief guest of the Kut celebration at Chandel District Kut -2018 celebrated at the Sugnu Lamhang village of Chande todayl. Organised by the Chandel district Kut committee, this year’s theme of the post-harvest celebration was “Nurturing the Legacy of our Forefather”. Sangma opined that patriotism is the strength of the North-East people and appealed that festivals such as Kut should be promoted to a bigger platform as it preserves the customs and traditions of each tribe.Read More

DIPR celebrates 70th foundation day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 1, 2018: Manipur’s department of information and public relations (DIPR) today celebrated its 70th Information and Public Relations Day, 2018 at its Keishampat Complex, Imphal. Information and public relations minister Thongam Biswajit said the government is trying to inform and educate its people about the welfare and development activities undertaken and enlist their participation through DIPR including far flung areas of the state. In tune with the fast changing of today’s world, DIPR is improving a lot.  Not only in Imphal, advertisements and hoardings of government’s schemes,Read More

Meetei Chanu 2018

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 1, 2018: A beauty contest “Meetei Chanu” aimed at preserving and promoting traditional Meitei/Meetei culture and way of life was held yesterday at Manipur State Film Development Society auditorium, Imphal. This was the third edition of the beauty contest. It was organised by Lainingthou Sanamahi Sanapung, Kangleipak (Manipur). Oinam Merina Chanu won the Meitei Chanu 2018 title while Khundrakapam Poireinganbi Chanu and Pangambam Maria Chanu were first and second runners-up respectively. Thougal Lonchat Phajabi title was bagged by Seram Priyadarshini Chanu, Mami Da Masak Fajabi and HendoknaRead More

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