December, 2018


Shyamkumar lauds horti dept for bagging Jaivik India Awards, 2018 in the category of state govt agency for northern & NE states

Imphal, December 31, 2018: Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar today lauded and congratulated the officials of Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA) of Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department for winning first position in the Jaivik India Awards, 2018 in the category of State Government Agency for Northern and North Eastern States followed by Uttarakhand and Punjab in the second and the third position respectively. Speaking at the reception function held at office chamber at New Secretariat, Minster Th. Shyamkumar said the State is proud of the Horticulture andRead More

First ever M. Sc nursing course opened in Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 31, 2018: First ever M.Sc. Nursing course was opened at College of Nursing, Medical directorate, Manipur in Imphal by health and family welfare minister L. Jayantakumar Singh. “The opening of the M.Sc. Nursing course a new chapter has been added in the field of health care and its service in the state. It is a privilege for the state to have a nursing college with M.Sc. courses,” Jayantakumar added. He said despite many shortfalls, the health department has put their efforts to open the much neededRead More

Security beefed up in Imphal ahead of Modi’s visit

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 31, 2018: In continuation of the precautionary measures being taken up by state security forces in connection with the Prime Minister Narendra Modis’ visit to Manipur on January cordoned and search operations were conducted in different parts of  Imphal. The search operations were conducted at Pong Lambi Kongpal Kongkham Leikai in Imphal East, near Sangai continental,  Hodam Leirak to Keishampat Junction, Kwakeithel Soibam Leikai, Kwakeithel Takhel Leikai and Kwakeithel Haorak Chanbi and at Masjid road in Imphal West. At Kongpal 110 women and 211 menRead More

PM will inaugurate and lay foundation for more than 10 projects; Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 30, 2018: Preparations are on full swing for the Prime Minister’s visit to the Manipur on January 4 and he will inaugurate and lay foundation stones for not less than 10 projects, Manipur chief minister N.Biren Singh told reporters today. Biren was inspecting the ongoing construction works of civil secretariat at Mantripukhri in Imphal East. Biren said we are making preparations at four different places to receive the Prime Minister in a grand manner. He also inspected the preparation work at Hapta Kangjeibung, Imphal East whereRead More

Pacer Rex dreams of making it to IPL one day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 30, 2018: Left arm medium pacer Rajkumar Rex Singh who made his first class debut in Ranji Trophy from this season nurtures a dream to feature in Indian squad. Rex, who made headlines claiming 10 wickets in an innings during BCCI domestic match Cooch Beher Trophy, which is four days game, against Arunachal Pradesh returned home for two weeks break. Rajkumar Rex said, ‘I am very happy to have grabbed the 10 wicket haul recently at Cooch Beher Trophy in the second innings against Arunachal PradeshRead More

KTT presents fellowship awards to journalists

Pothashang News Service: Impal, December 30, 2018: Khelen Thokchom Trust (KTT) with the support of Manipur Cricket Association today presented first instalment of 3-month media fellowship award (of Rs 15 thousand each) to two journalists in a simple function held at Manipur Press Club, Imphal. The two journalists are Heigrujam Sadananda of Poknapham and reporter ST Lelen Vaiphei of Imphal Free Press. This was the first fellowship award presented by the KTT. The selected journalists will explore the potential and prospects of the game of cricket in Manipur thorough their research andRead More

Shyamkumar inaugurates newly constructed building of Nongbrang Primary School

Imphal, December 30, 2018: Forest & Environment, Horticulture & Soil Conservation, MAHUD and Town Planning Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar today inaugurated the newly constructed building of the Nongbrang Primary School constructed under the joint funding of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Government of India and MLA Local Area Development Fund. Addressing to the gathering at the inaugural function, Minister Th. Shyamkumar said that education is essential and vital for the development of the State and appealed to the local residents to get their children admitted to the school. He saidRead More

Shyamkumar inaugurates rural markey shed at Kongpal Khongkham Leikai

Imphal, December 30, 2018: Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar today inaugurated a rural market shed at Kongpal Kongkham Leikai, constructed under the central scheme Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) by the Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department Government of Manipur. Speaking at the inaugural function, Minister Th. Shyamkumar hoped that the rural market shed inaugurated today will help the women of the area to generate income. Stating that a market needs adequate sanitation facilities, he advised the local MLA to locate a suitable place so thatRead More

The boundaries of Manipur – Naoroibam Indramani

Contd. from 23 December 2018: ‘The first record we have is in 1823, when the British Government opened communications with the Manipur State in order to arm her, so that she in conjunction with British troops, might resist the attacks from the Burmese who at that time had devastated Manipur mid had turned Gumbeer Singh and the ruling family into Cachar, and mibsequently in 1826 at the treaty of Yandaboo, the king of Ava gave tip claim to Manipur. From this date the right to the Kubo (Kabaw) Valley becameRead More

Security measures ahead of Modi’s visit to Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 29, 2018: Security measures have been beefed up in Manipur as a part of preventive measures in connection with the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Imphal on January 4. Police on Saturday took up cordoned and search operations in different parts of Manipur valley including operations at Khurai Puthiba Leikai and Khurai Chandam Leikai in Imphal East, Konjen Leikai and Ningombam area in Imphal West and at Ima Keithel area in Imphal city. Sources say the Prime Minister would inaugurate the integrated check postRead More

Imphal city experiences road blockade

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 29, 2018: Nagamapal residents today blocked Nagamapal road in Imphal city demanding to complete road expansion works that began in 2005 so that there will no more inconveniences in that part of the city. Shops along the sides of road stretching around half kilometre were shut down during the road blockade that began at 7: 30 am and continued till around 1pm. H. Bimola, advisor Nagamapal Phougeishangbam  Leikai Apunba Meira Paibi Marup, said as the road expansion work is yet to complete there has beenRead More

Biren presents projects

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 28, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh today inaugurated a number of projects and laid the foundation stone for various other projects at Lilong in Thoubal district. The chief minister laid the foundation stone for Meitei Pangal Ima market-shed, which is to be constructed at an estimated cost of 433.90 lakh apart from inaugurating Primary Health Centre at Lilong Bazaar. Later at Lilong Haoreibi College ground, he opened skill development training for ITI, Lilong and inaugurated a 100-bedded hostel each for boys and girls and laidRead More

‘Congress will regain power’

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 28: Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee has claimed that Congress will retain power at the Centre as well as in Manipur after 2019 Lok Sabha election. The claim was made by Congress leaders 133rd foundation day celebration of Indian National Congress at Congress Bhawan today. Former Manipur chief minister and Congress legislature leader Okram Ibobi Singh said people all over India have realised that BJP deceives people through false promises. This has led to the defeat of BJP in five states in recent Assembly elections, heRead More

Former Speaker says BJP government treats opposition MLAs as enemies

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 28, 2018: Former Manipur Speaker and Congress MLA Th. Lokeshwar Singh alleged BJP-led N. Biren Singh government of treating the opposition MLAs as enemies. Present government needs to give cooperation to the works carried out by the opposition MLAs from the government funding. However they have been treated as enemies, which is very unfortunate, Lokeshwar said. The MLA was speaking to media persons on the sideline of the inauguration ceremony of Sinam Multipurpose Community Hall and Sinam Youth Development Club, Sinam at Khundrakpam constructed underRead More

Large Teikot villagers respond medical camp

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 28, 2018: A total of 498 villagers—145 males, 203 females and 150 children attended a medical camp organized by the Khuga Battalion at village New Teikot today. New Teikot village is a small village in the remotest corner of Manipur. By virtue of remoteness and inaccessible roads, the villagers are devoid of basic amenities especially medical care. In order to provide basic investigative and preventive medical health care the medical camp was organized. The aim of medical camp was to administer basic medical checkup to theRead More

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