January, 2019


Effigies of Modi burnt during general strike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 31, 2019: Effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi were burnt by agitating groups in different parts of Imphal during 24-hour general strike imposed since yesterday midnight and police foiled attempt to hang the effigy at Yairiok in Thoubal district. A committee Manipur People Against Citizenship Amendment Bill formed by 66 civil societies imposed the general strike across the state opposing the citizenship amendment bill. The effigies of the Prime Minister were burnt by agitators at Uripok and Thangmeiband in Imphal West. At Thangmeiband the effigy of the PrimeRead More

Biren to request Centre

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 31, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh said he would request him to review the prevailing situation of Manipur and the North East during a meeting of the chief ministers of North East states yesterday. He said the state government has been observing the situation and continuously conveying the apprehension felt by the people of the state to the Centre. He said he would try at the best level to convince the Union home minister to clear people’s doubt and apprehension first before carrying outRead More

Materials of Ashagee Mangal distributed

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 30, 2019: The 2nd phase (Group B) materials distribution of ‘Ashagee Mangal’ livelihood project was held today at Lamyanba Sanglen, Palace Compound, Imphal. The distribution of the materials was organised by Indian Red Cross Society, Manipur state branch under the sponsorship of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and International Red Cross Society, National Head Quarter (IRCS-NHQ), New Delhi. Expressing her happiness to be with the widow beneficiaries, governor Najma Heptulla said the material distribution programme under “Ashagee Mangal” (light of hope) livelihood project carries a lotRead More

Assam Rifles continues to seize WY

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 30, 2019: In yet another major haul, Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) apprehended one narcotics smuggler with 64,000 numbers of World is Yours tablets approximately worth Rs 1.92 crore from Permanent Check Post (PVCP) Khudengthabi. Today at around 7 am while carrying out thorough checking of vehicle as per the routine procedure, a team of troops of Khudengthabi Post of Tengnoupal Battalion stopped a Silver Colour Hyundai Santro Xing bearing Regd No MN 04 A 2733 travelling fromRead More

Chief minister directs for speedy construction of market shed

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 29, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh today directed officials to take up necessary steps to expedite construction of market shed at the compound of erstwhile Tombisana High School during a review meeting of Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD) department held at the Cabinet hall of the chief minister’s secretariat. Stating that construction of the market shed had consumed too much time, he instructed the higher officials of both MAHUD and public works department to do the needful to complete the market shed atRead More

Manipur PCC to seek support from leaders to campaign against C-bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 29, 2019: Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee leaders are set to leave the state tomorrow to meet national Congress leaders and other likeminded party leaders to campaign against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Former chief minister of the state Okram Ibobi said Congress party had made a firm stand against the bill since the day it was introduced in the parliament. We had earlier urged the like-minded political parties to oppose the bill from passing it, he added. Memorandums against the bill were submitted to Union homeRead More

Imphal in protest against citizenship bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 29, 2019: Imphal today witnessed series of protest rallies opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 with a major gathering of women vendors at Ima Market organised by Manipur People Against Citizenship Amendment Bill (MPACAB). MPACAB is core committee formed by 66 organisations in Manipur at a public convention held yesterday, organised by All Manipur United Clubs’ Organisation, Committee of Civil Society Kangleipak, Ethno Heritage Council and League of Indigenous People Upliftment. Vendors of all the four women markets stopped vending showing solidarity against the citizenship bill. Shops atRead More

Have bamboo cookies and biscuits in World Bamboo Workshop at Imphal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 29, 2019: Bamboo cookies and biscuits apart from bamboo cuisines will be introduced in the 5-day 3rd World Bamboo Workshop that would begin on February 4 at City Convention Centre, Imphal. This was said by ambassador of World Bamboo Organisation professor Nirmala Chongtham, while announcing the schedule of the bamboo workshop at the Manipur forest department. The workshop is first of its kind in India. She said 34 countries are participating with about 300 delegates from all over the globe. Nirmala said two memorandums of understanding willRead More

24-hr general strike from Wednesday midnight

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 29, 2019: Manipur People Against Citizenship Amendment Bill’ (MPACAB), a committee of 64 civil society organisations declared 24-hour general strike from January 30 midnight opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The committee was formed on Monday at Sangai Hall of Imphal Hotel during an emergency leaders’ meet of civil society organisations from various parts of the state. The emergency meeting on the citizenship bill was organised by United Committee Manipur, All Manipur United Clubs’ Organisation, Committee of Civil Society Kangleipak, Ethno Heritage Council and League of IndigenousRead More

Political parties’ delegation to rush to Delhi over citizenship bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 28, 2019: A political parties’ delegation will leave for Delhi tomorrow to urge the Centre to insert a clause in the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 to protect Manipur. The decision was taken by a political parties meeting chaired by chief minister N. Biren Singh was held today at the chief minister secretariat to take a decision over the bill issue. Education minister Th. Radheshyam said the political delegation will leave Imphal tomorrow. CPI, CPI (M), (RSP), Forward Bloc, NCP, AAP, Peoples’ Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRAJA),Read More

Toilet tank blast kills 2, injures 1

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 28, 2019: Two persons including a boy died while another boy injured in a toilet septic tank blast at Madrasa Mazharul Uloom located at Bengoon, Mayang Imphal in Imphal West today. The incident was occurred today at about 2.40pm when the pipeline septic tank of the school toilet blasted suddenly while checking it to coming of bad odour. The deceased have been identified as vice-chairman of the Madrasa Md. Latif, 50, son of late MV. Aoudrana of Bengoon and Md. Huissan, 13, son of Ravizuddin ofRead More

Irate locals block road

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 28, 2019: Irate locals of Kwakeithel Akham Leikai today blocked the local road denouncing the authority for not completing road construction with black-topping. The residents of the Kwakeithel area complained that the road remain dusty for a long period as it has not been blacked topped after the first round of construction with stones and earth. It has disturbed the locality and people passing the road. They appealed the authority to complete construction of the road immediately.  “The road condition is hazardous to health. WeRead More

Labour welfare union cautions strike

Pothashabg News Service: Imphal, January 28, 2019: All Manipur Skill Development Training Providers and Labour Welfare Union has cautioned to launch various forms of strike demanding to release fund to training providers under Manipur Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board by February 4. The welfare board president Ksh. Biren said this during a news conference held at Manipur Press Club today. A meeting held at the press club had decided to launch agitation. Biren said the training providers have not been provided fund for long since 2015 besides appeal toRead More

Biren urges people not to be apprehensive about citizenship bill, distributes loans to 2965 persons

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 28, 2919: Chief minister N. Biren Singh has urged the people of the state not to be over apprehensive about Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019. “Taking note of the people’s apprehension after the passing of the Bill by the Lok Sabha, the state government had sought a written assurance from the Centre that no one would be given Indian citizenship without the state government’s recommendation, said Biren. The state government government has also been pressing the Centre to give Presidential assent to the Manipur People Bill, 2018 toRead More

Beating the retreat

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January, 27, 2019: The 70th Republic Day celebration, 2019 concluded today with “Folk Dance Competition and Beating the Retreat ceremony” held at 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles parade ground. Governor Najma Heptulla graced the ceremony as chief guest and gave away prizes for various categories in connection with the 70th Republic Day celebration, 2019. Altogether 17 cultural troupes both from hill and valley Districts participated in today’s Folk Dance Competition. Lianda Folk and Classical Academy, Nagamapal Soram Leirak, Imphal West bagged the 1st Prize in the competitionRead More

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