March, 2019


Assam Rifles conducts “We Care”

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 31, 2019: Manipur presently has the highest HIV prevalence rate in India. The state is experiencing an alarming rise in HIV/AIDS patients of which people below 30 years of age are forming a majority. In order to address the concern, a mega health awareness campaign ‘WE  CARE’ is being conducted by 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of  HQ IGAR (South) at multiple remote locations in Ukhrul and Kamjong districts. The aim of the campaign is to carry out screening for HIV/AIDS and create awarenessRead More

Rs 24 lakh worth liquor destroyed in dry Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 31, 2019: To crab liquor menaces during the upcoming Lok Sabha election season the state’s excise department today destroyed confiscated liquors worth around Rs 24 lakh since the past 20 days. Manipur has been a dry state since 1991. With the announcement of the date of Lok Sabha election on March 10, the department conducted raids at vulnerable areas in Imphal East and Imphal West and other parts of the state ahead of the election. Deputy superintendent of excise Th. Imo told reporters that 425Read More

Special Handloom Expo 2018-2019 begins in Imphal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 30, 2019: A special Handloom Expo 2018-2019 started on Saturday at the Gandhi Memorial Hall, Imphal. The 16 day long expo is organised by Manipur Apex Handloom Weavers and Handicrafts Artisans Cooperative Society Ltd (AWAS), Paona Bazar, Imphal. Speaking as Chief Guest at the inaugural event, Padmashree L. Subadani Devi expressed the need of promoting handloom products and encouraging weavers and artisans to develop unique designs. Many weavers and artisans of Manipur have achieved various National and International awards in the handloom production, she appealedRead More

Drivers warn not to drive in election

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 30, 2019: Transporters and drivers body today warned that vehicles will not be provide in the coming Lok Sabha election if the government fails to clear due payment of  Rs 88,44,670 by April 7. President of transporter’s and drivers’ council, H. Ranjit Singh cautioned the state government during a news conference held at its M.G. Avenue office today. Ranjit said last year the state government hired142 vehicles from Manipur Truck Owners’ Welfare Association to import fertilizers in the state. With the interest of farmers the association transportedRead More

23 persons from BJP and one from NPF join Congress

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 30, 2019: Twenty-three members of the BJP including former minister K. Vungzalian, who was also former president of BJP Churachandpur district, and former MLA Janghemlung Panmei from Tamenglong, who was former member of the Naga People’s Front joined Congress today. They were received in a gathering held at Congress Bhawan, Imphal Vungzalian was not present in the ceremony due health problem. The remaining BJP members who left the include office bearers of the party at different levels. N. Kabita Leima former general secretary of BJP ImphalRead More

Rohen Philem to cycle for “Pulwama attack”

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 30: Rohen Philem a young traveller on cycle has decided to conduct a lone cycle drive for ‘Pulwama attack’ showing solidarity to the departed soul to the victims. He said, “I want to honour them as I am citizen of the country.” The 24 years old cyclist Rohen Phirem from Moirang stated during a news conference held at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul, Imphal yesterday. Speaking to media he said the ride will start from Jammu to Kanyakumari during the month of June and July under the themeRead More

UGs apprehended

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 30, 2019: As part of heightened security arrangements as a run up to the upcoming elections, Battalions of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) along with Manipur Police apprehended three cadres of proscribed UG groups in three separate operations over a period of two days. Mantripukhri Battalion in two separate operations with Imphal East Commandos apprehended two cadres of different UG groups. In the first operation on March 28, the battalion apprehended a self styled private of PREPAK (PRO) from Chingmeirong area.Read More

Imphal East defeated the Thoubal Mukna Kangjei team by 9-3 goals

Imphal, the 29th March, 2019 (DIPR):  Imphal East defeated the Thoubal Mukna Kangjei Team by 9-3 goals in today’s concluding match of the 2nd Governor’s Trophy, 2019 (State Level Mukna Kangjei Tournament), organised by Kreeda Bharati, Manipur at Imphal Polo Ground, Imphal. The winner and runners up team got a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- (Rupees twenty thousand) and Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees ten thousand) respectively with trophies. In her speech as Chief Guest, the Governor of Manipur Dr. Najma A Heptulla told that Mukna Kangjei is indeed a very interestingRead More

CPJ distributes Safety Kit for Journalists Covering the Elections at Manipur Press Club

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 29, 2019: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) representative met local journalists and distributed copies of ‘Safety Kit for journalists covering the elections’ at the Manipur Press Club today. Hosted by Khelen Thokchom Trust (KTT), the event was addressed by CPJ’s India Correspondent Kunal Majumder who spoke on various aspects of Digital Safety including Basic device preparedness, Identifying bots, Online harassment and trolling and Securing and storing materials. He also touched on Physical Safety issues like Reporting safely on rallies and protests and Reporting safelyRead More

Congress must aware the PM’s foreign tour benefit

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 28, 2019: Congress party must be aware before alleging Prime Minister Narendra Modi for misusing the funds on foreign tour that it is for to link up with foreign countries to bring benefit for a developed country, chief minister, N. Biren stated during a one day political conference held today at NISU ground, Lwangshangbam, Imphal East. The programme was organised by BJP mandal of the block. Biren said opposition political parties have been claiming that the promise made by BJP during election for job guarantee has failed andRead More

‘Voter Guide’ to be distributed to each family recorded In the E-roll: CEO

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 28, 2019: The Election Commission of India has appointed 4 senior officers of the Manipur government as Accessibility Observers to assess the facilities at the polling stations and to ensure proper facilities for persons with disabilities. The officers are JC Ramthanga, IAS, M. Lakshmikumar, IAS, Th Gopen Meetei, IAS and Gyan Prakash, IAS. The CEO office for the first time will distribute a detailed ‘Voter Guide’ to each family recorded in the Electoral Roll in addition to proper distribution of voter slips to each electorRead More

3-day international symposium on dance and music launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 28, 2019: The North-Eastern region is blessed with natural beauty along with the diverse ethnic, linguistic and culture. Due to long isolation till the recent past, the region’s culture has not received its due exposure or recognition that it truly deserves, Manipur governor Najma Heptulla said on the inaugural day of 3-day Manipur International Symposium on Dance and Music at the Centenary Hall of Manipur University, Imphal, today. This international symposium is significant as it will focus on the vibrant culture as well as bringRead More

Drug smugglers arrested along with 2 kgs of brown sugar

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 27, 2019: A team of Narcotics and Affairs of Border Imphal, Manipur acting on specific information were able to arrest two drug smugglers from Thoubal Athokpam Electricity Department Gate on Tuesday evening around 5:45 pm, said a press statement released by Superintendent of Police/NAB W. Basu Singh, MPS. The arrested persons have been identified as Md. Azad Khan (45 yrs), son of (L) Md. Nasimmuddin of Moijing Thongjao, Thoubal District and Abdul Noor (58 yrs), son of (L) Md. Raja of Yairipok Ningthou Nai, ImphalRead More

“BEACH BODY” winner Vikas Usham felicitated

Pothashang News Serviced: Imphal, March 27, 2019: The “Beach Body” title winner in male category, Mr. Vikas Usham of Hararou Awang Leikai in Imphal East district was felicitated today. The felicitation program was organised by Youth Modern Club, Haraorou at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul, Imphal. Mr. Vikas Usham won the prestigious title of “BEACH Body” in male category at the Body Power Beach Body Carnival, 2019 held for the first time in India at Goa on 16th March 2019. Speaking to media persons, Mr. Vikas Usham said he had participatedRead More

Fallen Soldiers of 2nd World War Remembered

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 26, 2019: As observed around the globe, the 75th Commemoration of 2nd World War in remembrance of the fallen soldiers who fought during the second largest war in the history, the World War II, were also observed in various part of Manipur. On 26th March, 2019, 2WWICF observed the 75th commemoration for the Battle of Shangshak now known as Shangshak Day at Shangshak Village in Ukhrul District in remembrance of the fallen soldiers in the Shangshak Battle fought during the World War II from 20thRead More