Friday, January 25th, 2019


Women vendor cards turnout to be ‘Fake’

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 25, 2019: Members of Khwairamband Keithel Street Vendor Welfare Union (KKSVWU) complains that their vendor cards appeared to be fake cards. It came to light when the vendors went to Imphal Municipal Corporation to pay tax. The authorities told us that the cards were fake ones, president of KKSVWU L. Beda told reporters at Manipur Press Club hall. She said the vendors vending at the Temporary market were cheated by Oinam Milan, chairman of Kanglei Apunba Singpang Lup. He took Rs 30,000 in the name of providingRead More

IGAR (SOUTH) greets on R’Day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 25:  Major General K P Singh, YSM, Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) and all ranks of Assam Rifles extend very warm greetings and sincere goodwill to all the people of Manipur on the auspicious occasion of Republic Day. Assam Rifles is confident that we are up for any challenge as citizens of this country and would continue our march with determination towards a glorious destiny as a state and as a Nation as well. This is a time for all of us to make the dreamsRead More

CM chairs meeting on Citizenship bill

Pothashang News Service: 000Imphal, January 25, 2019: A meeting of ministers and MLAs chaired by Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh resolved to urge the Centre to include a provision in the body of the bill or the rules to be framed there under to the effect that the consent of the state government will be required before granting citizenship to any person. It also resolved to urge the Centre for giving Presidential assent to the Manipur People Bill, 2018 at the earliest. The meeting was held at the Cabinet hallRead More

Police medals announced

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 25, 2019: Seven Manipur cops have been conferred the President’s Police Medal for distinguished and meritorious services on the occasion of Republic Day Celebration, 2019. It was informed in a press release issued by Superintendent of Police/NAB PRO of Police Department Manipur, Imphal W. Basu Singh, MPS, today. The personnel who have been awarded the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service is Md. Ghiyasuddin, Jemadar, 7th IRB and the President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service are Suresh Thapa, MPS, Dy.CO, 1st MR; Sorokhaibam Saratchandra Singh,Read More

‘No voter to be left behind’

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, 25 January, 2019: The 9th National Voters’ Day 2019 was observed today under the theme ‘No voter to be left behind’ at the City Convention Center, Imphal East, organised by the Chief Electoral Officer, Manipur. Manpur chief secretary Dr J Suresh Babu stating that electoral roll is the basic foundation of the election said the preparation of the electoral roll in fair manner becomes important in sustaining democracy in the country. Urging the voters to check their names in the voters’ list he said voters’ participation isRead More

Security beefed up ahead of Republic Day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 25, 2019: Security has been beefed up in Imphal to ensure smooth functioning of the Republic Day Celebration. A team of Imphal West police and its commando conducted cordon and search operation at Waheng Leikai to Keisampat Thokchom Leikai stretch, Jiribam Parking and Maharani Bridge between 7:15 am to 8:15 am. Altogether 515 persons were verified where 24 persons who fail to provide identification proof were pickup and detained at City Police for further verification. Search operation was also conducted by a team of Imphal EastRead More

Drug worth Rs 5 crores seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 25, 2019: Officers of anti-smuggling unit, customs division, Imphal effected seizure of 50, 000 amphetamine tablets marked as “WY” from the possession of one person who was apprehended at Chingmeirong near MBC church today. The person was identified as Lalhming Thanga, 42 years son of late Lalpiangliana, resident of Zoveng, Zenhang Lamka, Churachandpur. He was apprehended yesterday while trying to deliver the drug to some other person. Further investigation is on to nab other person (s) involved, said a press statement released by Modoli Daso, assistantRead More

Civil organisations boycott Republic Day celebration

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 25, 2019: United Committee Manipur, All Manipur United Clubs’ Organisation, Committee of Civil Society Kangleipak, Ethno Heritage Council and League of Indigenous People Upliftment today declared boycott of the Republic Day celebration in Manipur and North East demanding withdrawal of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The boycott was declared during a press conference held at United Committee Manipur office in Imphal. President of UCM Sunil Karam said the passing of the bill in Lok Sabha has created social unrest in the North East and Manipur. “EvenRead More

Student organisations boycott Republic Day celebration

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 25 2019: Six student organisations today declared boycott of the Republic Day celebration demanding withdrawal of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The six student bodies were All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU), Manipur Students’ Federation, Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur, Kangleipak Students’ Association, Students’ Union of Kangleipak and Apunba Ireipakki Maheirosing Singpanglup. They made the boycott declarations in at a news conference held at AMSU office.  “For India, tomorrow is Republic Day and for us, it is Dark Day,” said president of AMSU Manjit Sarangthem. The student bodiesRead More

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