Wednesday, January 16th, 2019


Attempt to burn Modi’s effigy foiled

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 16, 2019: Police foiled attempts to burn the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by volunteers of Manipur Muslim Welfare Organisation (MMWO) in Imphal East today. The attempt to burn the effigy was made demanding withdrawal of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that was passed in Lok Sabha on January 7. When the MMWO volunteers tried to burn the effigy of the Prime Minister some police personnel in civil dress snatched the effigies and ran away. Tension arose when the members tried to chase the police personnel.Read More

CM Biren Inaugurates women market at Chandel

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 16, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh today inaugurated newly constructed women’s market at Chandel district headquarters. This visit was the third visit of the chief minister to the district headquarters and his first visit to any hill district headquarters of this year. In a function organised by Chandel District Administration at Japhou Bazaar  Biren also inaugurated projects like drinking water revival scheme, boys’ hostel of Maha Union Higher Secondary School and boys’ hostel of Larong High School apart from laying foundation stones for upgradationRead More

Manipur statehood Polo Tournament on January 17

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 16, 2019: The 4th Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo Tournament, 2019 will be held during January 17 to 21 at Mapal Kangjeibung, Imphal, tourism director W. Ibohal Singh informed during a press conference held today at Sangai Hall, Hotel Imphal. Ibohal, welcoming the participating teams from different countries, said organising such polo tournament was a great privilege of the state to promote the game to different parts of the world. The tournament would also help Manipur Tourism in highlighting the rich culture and tourism potential of the StateRead More

Chakaan Gaan-Ngai festival curtain raiser

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 16, 2019: Manipur governor Najma Heptulla today opened the curtain raiser ceremony of the state level Gaan-Ngai Festival to be held on January 19 at Chingmeirong. This was the first ever in the history that the curtain raiser of the Gaan-Ngai festival is celebrated with the governor at the Raj Bhavan. The event was organised by the State Level Gaan-Ngai Celebration Committee, Manipur in collaboration with the Tingkao Ragwang Chapriak Phuam. “We must remember our cultural roots and practice our cultural tradition regardless of the achievementsRead More

3 Day Festival of Dance Drama underway

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 16, 2019: A 3-day Festival of Dance Drama was today inaugurated by Manipur governor Dr. Najma Heptulla  who is also the chairman of Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur DanceAcademy (JNMDA) at the auditorium of the academy here. The function was presided by vice-chairman of JNMDA professor H. Tombi Singh. Heptulla said she is privileged to have the opportunity of witnessing the Dance-Drama “Shakuntala” choreographed by late W. Lokendrajit Singh, a renowned choreographer of Manipur on the occasion of completing 43 years of the production unit of JNMDA.Read More

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