Sunday, January 20th, 2019


No change of state govt. stand on CAB: CM

Imphal, January 20, 2019 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh has reiterated that there is no change in State Government’s stand in pressing the Centre to give assent to Manipur People Bill, 2018 before the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 becomes an Act. He was speaking at a cards/benefits distribution function of different flagship programmes initiated under the supervision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at Chingamakha Model Club ground under Singjamei AC in Imphal West District today. He said that the State Government understands the urgent need for a mechanismRead More

Mass protest against Citizenship Bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 20,2019: Organised by Manipuri Students’ Association Delhi (MSAD), Socialists’ Students’ Union Manipur, Reformists Student Front, All Meitei Pangal Students’ Union Manipur and All Manipur Muslim Students’ Organisation staged a sit-in at New Market of Khwairamband Bazar here where the women vendors (refraining from vending) participated. Police stopped them when they tried to march a rally on the street. Vice-president of MSAD Furakan Makakmayum said, “The NE region is for the people here and not for the foreigners. The chief minister should press the Centre to withdraw the bill.”Read More

NESO representatives presses Biren over Citizenship bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 20,2019: Representatives of North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) today pressed Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 from passing it in Rajya Sabha. The students met Biren at his secretariat. General Secretary of NESO Sinam Prakash said they met the chief minister as invited and they talked on the demand to scrap the bill explaining that the bill will strongly affect the North East. The chief minister told them his stance that the bill should not be passed untilRead More

People conventions calls for “Mass-civil resistance movement” against Citizenship bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 20,2019: A people convention held at Manipur University today has called for a united struggle for “Mass-civil resistance movement” against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The convention has demanded for immediate withdrawal of the bill and resolved to appeal to all Rajya Sabha MPs to oppose the bill. It demanded a special Manipur Assembly session on or before January 30 to oppose the bill. It called for a united struggle for “Mass-civil resistance movement” among the political parties, civil society organisations and people of ManipurRead More

“Freedom of Expression in Peril” say Defenders of Free Speech

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 20: Journalists, lawyers and human rights activists today came together in a show of strength and solidarity to demand the immediate release of journalist Kishore Chandra Wangkhem, imprisoned under National Security Act (NSA), and dropping of all charges against him. A meeting on legal defence of defenders “defending freedom of speech and expression” was organised by Human Rights Law Network at Manipur Press Club. Ahead of the meeting a news conference was held. Shreeji Bhavsar, Advocate Supreme Court of India said, “The detention of Kishorechandra Wangkhem by theRead More

MMWO demands clarification from Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 20,2019: Manipur Muslim Welfare Organisation (MMWO) has alleged Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh’s advisor Rajat Sethi for insulting the people of Manipur on Twitter. It demands the advisor to apologise and the chief minister to clarify over the matter immediately. Joint secretary, MMWO Khulakfam Altab Ali in a press conference held today atthe organisation’s office at Hatta, Imphal East said that on January 17 Rajat Sethi tweets in his twitter account that “In Manipur, the Congress goons tried to burn the effigy of ourRead More

The Boundaries of Manipur – Naoroibam Indramani

Contd. from 13 January 2019: On 15th February, a party went across the Manipur river to try and discover if there was route to march along and to select a suitable stream up which to take the boundary. A stream called the Yangkai which flowed into the Manipur river on its right bank, about 600 yards below the mouth of the Yangdung, was chosen. It was a small stream and of no importance except that it formed part of boundary. On 16th February, Mr.Carey, Captain Longe and the Manipur partyRead More