February, 2019


House passes five demands for grants of Rs. 876,11,12,000

Imphal, 22 February, 2019 (DIPR): On Day 3 of the ongoing 7th Session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly, the House today unanimously passed five Demands for Grants amounting to Rs 876,11,12,000. The Demands for Grants are Rs 110,94,02,000 for Demand No.1 State Legislature; Rs 6,84,14,000 for Demand No. 2 Council of Ministers; Rs 101,75,99,000 for Demand No. 3 Secretariat; Rs 613,67,52,000 for Demand No. 12 Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development and Rs 42,89,45,000 for Demand No. 27 Election. Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh, while clarifying to theRead More

Startup policy able to bring talented youths back in the state: CM

Imphal, 22 February, 2019 (DIPR): Leader of the House and Chief Minister of the State, Shri N. Biren Singh informed the House today that there is an awareness among the people of the State regarding the Manipur Startup Policy. He made the statement during the Question Hour on the Day 3 of the ongoing 7th Session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly Session. Stating that various entrepreneurs with innovative ideas have applied for the policy, he said that the policy has resulted in the return back of the educated unemployedRead More

Chief minister on arbitrary power to Assam Rifles

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 22, 2019: Arbitrary powers granted to Assam Rifles in Northeast India is a precautionary measure in the aftermath of the recent terror attack in Kashmir, Manipur chief minister N.Biren Singh said here on Friday. He said there are intelligence inputs that there might be terror attacks in the Northeast as well. The Home ministry has granted the Assam Rifles the power to arrest anyone and search a place without warrant in the northeastern state of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland and Mizoram. Its notification issuedRead More

4 KCP-PWG cadres arrested

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 21, 2019: A combined team of Imphal West police commando and a column of 6 Assam Rifles has arrested four cadres of Kangleipak Communist Party People- War Group (KCP-PWG) in connection with the planting of IED at the southern gate of Catholic School, Canchipur on February 14. Superintendent of police Imphal West, H. Jogeshchandra in a news conference held today evening said during the course of investigation join commando and 6 AR team arrested one Sanabam Gunajit on February 16, who served as an activeRead More

Former chief secretary and Trinamul state leader join Congress

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 20, 2019: Former chief secretary O. Nabakishore and president of All India Trinamool Congress Manipur Pradesh Dr. Soraisham Manaoton and 16 others from different walks of life joined Congress. The 16 others were ex-BJP candidate Sword Vashum of Chingai autonomous council, ex-NEIDP candidate Paukhansuan Khuptong of Churachandpur, ex-ADC members Zino Kamei and Satkhojang Kipgen of Tamenglong, Imphal Municipal Corporation’s corporators Y. Lukamani Devi of Yaiskul, Th. Purnachandra and H. Nutanchandra of Thangmeiband and O. Romeo of Keishamthong retired IRS officer W. Lalkholam Hanshing, retired professorRead More

41st National Junior Boys handball championship 2019 kicks off

Imphal, 20 February, 2019 (DIPR): The 41st National Junior Boys Handball Championship 2019 kicked off today at the Indoor Stadium, Khuman Lampak Sports Complex, Imphal. The Championship will conclude on 25th February and is being organised by the Manipur Handball Association under the aegis of the Handball Federation of India. Around 500 boys from 28 states and 2 Sports Academy are participating in the Championship. Apart from the home team Manipur, players from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Khasmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka,Read More

Finance minister presents budget estimates, 2019-20

Imphal, the 20th February, 2018 (DIPR): Shri Yumnam Joykumar Singh, Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur (in charge Finance) presented budget estimates of the Government of Manipur for the year 2019-20 amounting Rs 14,636 crores in the Assembly. Presenting the budget estimates, the Finance Minister said that the total receipt is estimated at Rs 14,636 crore. The revenue receipts is estimated at Rs 13,157 crore and capital receipts at Rs 1478 crore. Total estimates of State’s own tax and non-tax receipts assumed in the Budget Estimates are Rs 1,185 crore andRead More

Governor addresses seventh session of 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly

Imphal, Feburary 20, 2019 (DIPR): The 7th session of the Eleventh Manipur Legislative Assembly began today with the Governor’s Address. Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla in her address to the first session of 2019 highlighted departmental achievements and developments of the State Government. She said the Government strongly believes in this principle in letter and spirit and is doing its best to bring communal harmony with inclusive development. The Government launched “Go to Village” programme in mission mode to bridge the emotional and developmental gap between hill and valley areas withoutRead More

Myanmarese national arrested with Brown Sugar

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 20, 2019: A Myanmarese national was today arrested along with 143 packets of Brown sugar from near Sunrise Ground, Ward no. 4, Moreh, Tengnoupal district bordering Myanmar. The drug weighing 1.817 kg would value around Rs 3.63 crores in International market. The Myanmarese national was identified as Themneilam Haokip @ Neilam, 35, daughter of Ngamsei Haokip of Namphalong, Ward no. 12, Tamu district, Myanmar. She was arrested by a combined team of Moreh Police including Woman Police constables led by sub-inspector N. Prabin Singh under theRead More

MSAD advisor released on bail

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 19, 2019: Advisor of Manipur Students’ Association Delhi, Thokchom Veewon, 23 resident of Lamlai Manung Mayai Leikai who was arrested by a joint team of Delhi Police and Imphal East on February 16 from his rented house at New Delhi on charge of sedation for posting comments on his facebook account was released on bail by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East. He was released today after court find him no prima facie evidence of seditious offence. Veewon was arrested under 124(A) added with section 135A/353Read More

All set for smooth matric exam

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 19, 2019: All necessary steps have been taken up for a smooth conduct of the High School Leaving Certificate Examination (HSLC), 2019 conducted by Board of Secondary Education Manipur, said board chairman Th. Kirankumar Singh. The  examination will commence from Tuesday and will end on March 15. In a news conference held at the board office Kirankumar said the examination will be held in 139 examination centres, wishing to all the students appearing in the High School Leaving Certificate Examination (HSLC), 2019. All together 37,323 candidatesRead More

Private weigh bridge cannot operate without permission: Karam Shyam

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February, 19, 2019: All privately owned weigh bridges operating without prior permission/license from the department of consumer affairs, food and public distribution are strictly prohibited and cancelled, consumer affairs, food and public distribution minister Karam Shyam said. He was speaking at a press conference held today at his office in connection with the recent reports of a weigh bridge run by a private organization, Highway Truck Owners Welfare Organisation at Gularthol, Jiribam without obtaining necessary permission from the department. The department has decided to prohibit such illegalRead More

No political interference to security forces: CM

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 19, 2019: There should be no political interference of any form in the activities of uniform/security forces, Manipur chief minister N.Biren Singh said on the ocassion of Passing Out parade of the 47th batch of Civil Police Constables (Male) at Manipur Police Training College (MPTC), Pangei in Imphal East today. In all, 2471 newly recruited police constables passed out from the College today. “Security forces are known to be disciplined institutions. Politics should always be kept away from security forces so that they may perform dutiesRead More

Drug worth over Rs 15 crores seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 19, 2019: Assam Rifles yesterday evening seized World is Yours tablets of 4,86,000 in numbers that would worth approximately Rs 14.58 crores estimated at the rate of Rs 300 per tablet. The drugs were seized at the bordering town of Kudenthabi in Tengnoupal district. The relentless operations by Assam Rifles, to rid the Manipuri youth of the devastating effects of drugs on not only the individual drug addict but also on the society at large, led to seizure of a massive quantity of WY Tablets,Read More

Teachers avoid exam duty

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 19, 2019: Sharva Shiksha Abhiyan  (SSA) and Rastriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan  (RMSA) teachers avoided higher secondary school exam duties and staged sit-in rallies at zonal education department offices on Monday across the state during their cease work strike that was launched on February 4. The higher secondary school examinations began on Monday. The teachers said they will also abstain from exam duties in the high school leaving certificate exam that would begin on February 20. The teachers’ association had also appealed the chief electoral officer toRead More

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