2019

 

Rs 2, 900 crores sanctioned under Jal Jeevan mission

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 19, 2019: The New Development Bank has approved and sanctioned an amount of around Rs. 2900 crores for executing the Jal Jeevan Mission of the Jal Shakti ministry, said Manipur chief minister N.Biren Singh at the inaugural function of the Augmentation of Water Supply Scheme for Thoubal (Waithoupat), Thoubal district on Monday. The state government has already taken steps for the conservation and restoration of water bodies and wetlands of the state. A total of around Rs. 22-25 lakhs has been earmarked in the budget forRead More


Government is making possible efforts to arrest culprits: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 19, 2019: The state government is making all possible efforts to arrests the culprits said Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh clarifying on the death a class VII girl student in Imphal. The chief made his statement at the inaugural function of the Augmentation of Water Supply Scheme for Thoubal (Waithoupat), Thoubal district on Monday The student was found death in the dormitory of the school boarding on July 18. The joint action committee (JAC) formed in connection with the ‘mysterious’ death of the student, students,Read More


Two Manipur artistes receive Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar award

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August, 19, 2019: Manju Elangbam and A. Aneshori Devi received Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar, 2018 in the field of Manipuri dance and traditional and folk dance respectively in a presentation ceremony held at Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, Imphal.  “The art and culture of Manipur is second to none in India and that we must ensure for the survival of rich art and culture heritage,” said Manipur governor Dr. Najma Heptulla at the ceremony was organized by Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi. The governor congratulated the Bismillah KhanRead More


JNIMS doctors take mass casual leave over suspension

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 19, 2019: Doctors of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Manipur under the umbrella of Teachers’ Association (TA), JNIMS took mass causal leave on Monday and demonstrated on the institute campus to protest against suspension of Dr. T. Nimmi, senior resident of obstetrics and gynaecology department over the death of a patient in the hospital. The senior resident was suspended immediately by the government following death of a 27 years old patient from Sekta Makha Leikai on August 14 in the hospital. The patient diedRead More


INA complex will be upgraded soon: Biren

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, August 18, 2019: The state government is putting in serious efforts to develop Indian National Army (INA) complex as a world-class tourist destination considering its historic importance, said Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday at the launch of Manipur Thinkers Forum at INA Memorial Hall, Moirang in Bishunpur district. The government is working on expansion of INA Complex and to upgrade its infrastructures to world-class standard with the help from the Central Government to attract tourists from all over the world, the chief ministerRead More


AR archers from Manipur and Nagaland shine in China

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 18, 2019: Three archers of Assam Rifles Archery team trained by 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) have bagged five Gold, three Silver and one Bronze medals at the recently concluded World Police and Fire Games held in Chengdu, China from August 9 to 18. Two male archers Rifleman G. Robert Sharma, who hails from Manipur, clinched three Gold medals in the Compound bow archery events while Rifleman Z Demo, a resident of Nagaland, bagged one Gold, one Silver and oneRead More


Three minors including two girls rescued from trafficking

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 18, 2019: The Manipur Alliance for Child Rights (MACR) and Child Rights and You (CRY) extended heartfelt gratitude to Manipur Police and its entire member partner who took different roles and succeeded in the rescue of two young girls and a young boy hailing from Bishnupur district of Manipur. A press statement released by MACR stated that on August 16, one of MACR partner informed that two girls of ages 14 and 15 years and a 9-year old boy from Bishnupur were missing since Thursday night fromRead More


Biren expresses grave concern of illegal migration and drugs issues

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 18, 2019: The government has taken up necessary steps to check on illegal migration and drugs issues, Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh said in the midst of arrests of Rohingya and seizure of large quantity of drugs in the state. Biren said his government is seriously concerned about these issues. Illegal migrants could be a serious threat to peaceful existence of indigenous people of the state and sought cooperation from public to come forward in finding out the motive of such illegal migrants. In thisRead More


Drug worth Rs 160 crore seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 18, 2019: Thoubal district police with the assistance of ANJUMAN volunteers on Saturday morning busted a brown sugar factory in Thoubal district and seized suspected heroin brown sugar that would worth about Rs 160 crores. The drug factory was found at the residence of one Moijingmayum Md. Muhammed, 41, at Moijing Awang Leikai near a community hall. The police team seized around 184.64 kg of suspected Heroine brown Sugar. Various items used in the manufacturing the drug including ammonium chloride, lime, equipment and tools wereRead More


Seminar on Yongchak and Agar-wood held

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 17, 2019: A one-day seminar on management of Yongchak (tree bean) and Agar-wood held at Hotel Imphal on Saturday discussed various methods to reduce the mortality of the Yongchak and Agar-wood induction technology. The seminar was organised by the forest department. Forest and environment minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar said number of Yongchak trees is declining due to some disease. He said Yongchak is imported from the neighbouring countries due to high demand, he said that the yongchak grown in the soil of the state has aRead More


Biren’s government creates history on ‘School Fagathansi’ mission

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 17, 2019: Manipur government has created history by laying foundation stones for improvement of 60 government schools under School Fagathansi’ mission. The main function was held at the Cabinet hall of chief minister’s secretariat, where chief minister N. Biren Singh interacted with the dignitaries and officials present at seven different schools through video conference. He directed the School Fagathansi Mission Management Committees to work sincerely and ensure completion of improvement works within three months. The state government had taken up the initiative of the mission toRead More


Women mass demands to book ‘student killer’, condemns government

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 17, 2019: Refuting the state government’s version of suicide as the cause of the death of a class VII girl student of an Imphal school, women mass demands to book those involved in the killing alleging that the girl was murdered and she did not suicide. Vendors of Khwairamband Ima Keithel (women market) stopped their daily business and staged protest at the market located in the heart of Imphal. Meira Paibi(s) (women activists) took up road-side sit-in rallies at different parts of Imphal. Shops inRead More


AR felicitates gallantry award winners

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 16, 2019: “A Soldier dies not when he is shot but when he is forgotten”. With this thought, Chassad Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) felicitated war widow and gallantry award winners at Kamjong on 73rd Independence Day. The battalion felicitated 83 years old Hungyo Henry, village Headman of Bungpa Khunou from Kamjong district who is a Shaurya Chakra awardee. Henry is a decorated SSB soldier, who is a role model for the residents of Kamjong. He was awardedRead More


Rs 57.5 lakhs handed to ADCs

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 16, 2019: Art and culture minister L. Jayantakumar Singh on Friday handed over cheques amounting Rs 57,50000 (fifty seven lakhs and fifty thousand)  to five ADCs of Chandel, Churachandpur, Ukhrul, Tamenglong and Senapati. The cheques were distributed under the art and culture department at the conference hall of the minister, here. Jayantakumar said that the government is committed to develop and promote art and cultural activities of the state which is indigenous in nature. He said despite financial constraints of the state the art and cultureRead More


CM Biren blames state natives for issuing Aadhaar cards to Rohingya

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 15, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh expressed serious concern over detection of issuing Aadhaar cards to Rohingya intruders and said ‘it could have never been possible without the involvement of state natives’. Biren urged all the indigenous people of the state to live together harmoniously and peacefully and appealed to all concerned to shun all forms of bad intention and not to indulge in any activity which may put the future of Manipur at stake. All the indigenous people of the state shouldRead More


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