February, 2019


Manipur has got Mobile diagnostic laboratory system La-Bike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 27, 2019: Chief minister N. Biren Singh on Wednesday launched La-Bike, a mobile laboratory system fitted on Motorcycle, which would provide diagnostic facilities at people’s doorstep of the state. The launching function was held at the Main Auditorium of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal East. Boren said the La-Bike has already started in some states of the country. Such portable equipment would be facilitating its laboratory services at the doorsteps of the people living in the remote and hilly areas of the state,Read More

Democratic alliance to urge President for bill assent

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 27, 2019: Manipur Democratic Alliance (MDA) will urge the President of India to give assent on Manipur People Bill, 2018 that was passed unanimously passed on the floor of Manipur Assembly. It was stated by MDA convenor M. Tombi Singh in a news conference held yesterday at its palace compoind office. Tombi said in connection with the demand to give assent of the bill a memorandum has been submitted to governor Najma Heptulla. MDA which is formed by Shiv Sena, AAP, NPP, MNDF, NEIDP, NPF, PDA,Read More

Engineer aspirants storm out of recruitment exam

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 26, 2019: Civil engineering candidates stormed out from the examination centres alleging of question leakage today. “There is no chance of question leakage in the said examination, if such incident happen immediate action will be taken against the culprits,” said chairman of Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC). In the entrance examination for recruiting civil engineering post, candidates of two examination centres which were at MPSC and D.M. University stormed out from the examination hall as candidates suspect for question leakage. Speaking to media, one of theRead More

Over Rs 11 crores worth drug seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 26, 2019: In continuation of its efforts to curb drug menace and in line with the Assam Rifles commitment to make Northeast India a drug free region, Tengnoupal Battalion and Moreh Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) seized a huge cache of contraband drugs worth Rs 11.14 crores in three different operations from Khudengthabi Check Post and Moreh on today. In the first incident at around 7:15 am base a team of Tengnoupal Battalion seized approximately 420 grams ofRead More

Electrification of non-electrified villagers in Tipaimuk targeted to be completed by March 2019: Biswajit

Imphal, February 25, 2019 (DIPR): On the 5th day of the ongoing Seventh Session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly today, Power Minister Shri Th Biswajit in response to starred question raised during question hour by Dr.Chaltonlien Amo, MLA(55-Tipaimukh) regarding proposal for electrification of the non-electrified villages in Tipaimukh A/C, stated that electrification of these areas have already started during the first week of February 2019 and that the work is still in progress and is targeted to be completed by March 2019. In another supplementary question put forward byRead More

CPI’s Sotinkumar donates body for medical students

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 26, 2019:  General secretary of  Communist Party of India, Manipur unit, L. Sotinkumar has donated his body at Regional Institute of Medical Science, Anatomy department. Sotinkumar declared his body donation during a press conference held on Monday at the party office in Imphal. He said he donated his body at the department under registration number ANA/BODYDON/RIMS-MC-15(42) on February 14. He said most of the medical students have been facing problem while studying human anatomy. In order to reduce little problem he decided to donate hisRead More

Manipur will have sports policy soon: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 25, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh said his government is trying its level best to rollout a “Sports Policy” so as to encourage and produce more sportspersons in the state. He stated this at the ‘Shannaroishingee Numit 2019’ held at Main Stadium, Khuman Lampak today. In order to encourage sportspersons in the state, the government has reserved five percent sports quota in government jobs and is offering government jobs to gold medallists iat sational and international tournaments, Biren said. He appreciated the efforts ofRead More

Tractors and power tillers distributed

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 23, 2019: Horticulture and soil conservation minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar today distributed tractors and power tillers at subsidised rate to 22 selected farmers to the selected beneficiaries during a function held at the office complex of Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department, Sanjenthong today. A subsidy of Rs 1 lakh each on tractors and Rs 75,000 each on power tillers were given to the selected beneficiaries for buying the machineries by the department. The farmers were from the districts of Imphal East, Imphal West, Kangpokpi, Churachandpur andRead More

Appointment orders handed under die-in-harness scheme

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 23, 2019: Consumer affairs, food and public distribution Karam minister today Karam Shyam distributed appointment orders to more than 20 deserving candidates of the state revenue department who have applied in the die-in-harness scheme. He gave away the appointment orders to the candidates in a news conference held at his office after clearing 37 out of a total of 101 applicants after proper scrutiny, screening and strict verification. Mandol, jilladar, stenographer and LDC posts in the Grade III category and process server and peon postsRead More

Six hospitalised of Bee Bite

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 23, 2019: At least six men, who were today attacked by a swarm of bees on the road at Yaralpat near Mega Manipur School in Imphal East, were hospitalised. Six of them were taken to Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) hospital. One of them was taken to Raj Medicity for he faced breathing problem. He was later discharged. Three of them remained at the JNIMS hospital till the filing of this report. The six bee-bite victims include an employee of state police department,Read More

Drug worth Rs 1.75 crores seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 23, 2019: In continuation to its run of seizures and apprehensions, Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) once again apprehended one drug smuggler carrying Brown Sugar and Heroin that would worth approximately Rs 1.75 crores from Khudengthabi check post yesterday. A team of troops of Khudengthabi Post stopped a Red Colour i20 car bearing registration No MN 06LA 7405 travelling from Moreh to Imphal for checking. While carrying out a thorough checking of vehicle, 50 packets of brownRead More

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

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