March, 2019


KCP leader Nando escapes, police announce Rs I lakh for information leading to his arrest

Pothashang News Service: Imphal,  March 26: Thokchom Nando, chief of a faction of Kangleipak Communist Party  (KCP), who was involved in the Luningla Elizabeth rape and muder case, today escaped from the secirity ward of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences hospital, Imphal East. Police has declared Nando “wanted” criminal announcing a cash reward of Rs. one lakh for information leading to the arrest of Nando. The identity of the informant will be kept secret, the announcement said. Nando was found missing from his bed around 6 am today when one of the jailRead More

Candidates file nominations

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 26, 2019: On the penultimate day of filing nomination yesterday, six candidates for the inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency filed their nomination papers for the forthcoming General Election to the 17th Lok Sabha at the office of the Returning Officer No.1/District Election Officer, Imphal West, at Lamphelpat. The six candidates include Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Oinam Nabakishore Singh of Indian National Congress (INC), Moirangthem Nara Singh of Communist Party of India (CPI), Senjam Nandishwore Singh of Rashtriya Janhit Sangharsh Party (RJSP),Read More

World Tuberculosis day observed

Pothashang News Service: Imphal 25, 2019: Indian Army Khuga Battalion observed World Tuberculosis Day at Hiangtam Khunao village located near the Indo Myanmar International Border on 24th March. According to a press release by Khuga Battalion, as part of the observation, the Battalion organized a Broadcasting Session to conduct a Medication Seminar for the villagers. The session was conducted by TB expert Dr Subbu Lakshmi, MBBS, MD, Pulmonologist from Chennai through live on Audio system installed at the Village Church. The experts alongwith Unit Medical Officer consulted the old ageRead More

Congress candidates promise for welfare and development

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 24, 2019: Lok Sabha candidates for Manipur K. James  (Outer Manipur) and Oinam Nabakishore (Inner Manipur) promise to work for welfare and development of Manipur. Congress party announced its candidates yesterday night. It was informed by Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee president Gaikhangam in a news conference held at Congress Bhawan today. Former Manipur chief secretary Oinam Nabakishore Singh said he joined politics to participate in the decision making of the Government of India and address the problems and issues of Manipur. “If I am electedRead More

State level media certification committee re-constituted

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 22, 2019: The State Level Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) has been re-constituted as per an order issued by Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Manipur, today in partial modification of the Office Order, dated March 6. The re-constituted MCMC includes Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Manipur as Chairman, Additional CEO/Jt. CEO, Manipur as Member Secretary, Observer appointed by ECI, director (IPR), Manipur, an IIS Officer (News Editor, AIR, Imphal), Independent Journalist/Citizen and Intermediary Expert/Social Media Expert as members, said an official statement. The re-constitution of theRead More

NPP hopes to win in about 12 Lok Sabha seats

Pothashang News Service: Imphal 22, 2019: NPP leader and Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma today said his party will win in 10 to 12 Lok Sabha seats in the coming Lok Sabha election. Sangma was talking to reporters at a news conference held at Hotel Classic Grande this afternoon. NPP will be contesting in 25 seats. The party has been working very hard to put up candidates in many constituencies as much as possible, he said. For Manipur the NPP has decided to contest in outer parliamentary Constituency seat. ManipurRead More

5 former MLAs from Congress join NEIDP,  announces candidates

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 21, 2019: Five  former MLAs left  Congress today and joined North East India Development Party (NEIDP); NEIDP announced its candidates for the Lok Sabha election. The Congressmen who joined the regional party were R.K. Anand, E. Chand, Ng. Bijoy,  I. Ibohanbi and K. Sarat. They submitted their resignation letter to Congress party at 11 am and joined the NEIDP at 2 pm. Immediately Bijoy was appointed as the president of the NEIDP Manipur unit in front of the media persons at its office. The MLAs saidRead More

Rahul Gandhi arrives for Lok Sabha poll campaign launch

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 19, 2019: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today arrived in Imphal to launch campaign for the ensuing Lok Sabha election. He will be addressing a public rally to be held at Hapta Kangjeibung on Wednesday. He paid floral tribute to honour the Anglo-Manipuri war heroes at Shaheed Minar as soon as he reached Imphal. He also visited Ima Kethel where he was was warmly received by women vendors. Congress Bhawan compund and its surrounding streets in Imphal city were crowded by Congress supporters who thronged to welcomeRead More

X Polo Club triumphs

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March, 19, 2019: X Polo Club defeated Chingkheihunba Polo Club by 5-3 in the 18th Governor’s Cup Women’s Polo Tournament, 2019, Imphal Raising Club (IRC) defeated Chingkheihunba Polo Club by 4-0 to win the 29th Governor’s Cup Invitation Polo Tournament, 2019 The Manipuri pony is facing a serious challenge to its existence and it is very distressing to see the condition of the ponies standing on the roads without anybody looking after them, Governor Najma Heptulla said at the closing ceremony of the tournament, today. Food poisoningRead More

Army organises awareness and registration camp for employment

Pothadhang News Service: Imphal, March 18, 2019: With the aim to reach out local youth to promulgate and register them for the Staff Selection Commission Exam for recruitment to the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Sectariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and Data Entry operators for various ministries and departments Khuga Battalion today orgainsed an “Awareness & Registration Camp’ through ‘Mobile Interactive Terminal for Rural Area’ (MITRA) vehicle today at Saipum village, Churachandpur. The Online Registration dates are open till April 5 for the vacancies of Lower Division Clerk, PostalRead More

Trinamool Congress assures for a new Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 15, 2019: All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) observer, Biswajit Dev assured that the party will support the demand for recommendation of Meitei and meetei in the schedule tribe list while assuring to bring a new developed Manipur if the party is elected in the coming Lok Sabha parliamentary election. Biswajit was addressing at a news conference held today at Gandhi Memorial hall, Imphal. In the state seven MLAs have been elected in the state so far and have been in the opposition party with the aim to bring development in the state.Read More

Salai offers free education

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, March 15, 2019: Manipur’s Salai holding private limited has sponsored 24 students for free education today at Vocational Guide School, Sangaithel, Polangjing, Imphal West. The students were given free sponsorship on education under the educational sponsoring programme heldtoday at the school. The programme was organised under the theme ‘education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world- Nelson Mandela’. Onne of the mothers of a student told reporters that she has departed with her husband recently in road accident. Since then she have been surviving with her daughter by struggling theRead More

Media certification and monitoring committee constituted

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 14, 2019:  State Level Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) and State Level Media Certification Committee have been constituted by an order issued by Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Manipur, in respect of Manipur State for the ensuing 17th Lok Sabha Election, 2019. The State Level Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) consist of seven members led by Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Manipur, P. K. Singh as Chairman and Addl. CEO, Manipur, T. Ranjit Singh as Member Secretary. An Observer appointed by ECI; Director (IPR), H. BalkrisnaRead More

“Poppy plantation causes climate change”

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 14, 2019: Jungles are cleared not for Jhum cultivation or for timber but for Poppy plantation, which is a news cause of deforestation being noticed in Manipur. This was said by director of South East Asia Centre for Agricultural Science and Humanities, Dr. A. Sunil Singh at the International Day of Action for Rivers held at Sangai hall of Hotel Imphal. The day was observed on the theme “Climate Change and Riverine Eco-system in Manipur”. It was jointly organised by directorate of environment and South EastRead More

AR conducts anti-drug campaign

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 13, 2019: Units of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) conducted an Anti Drug Campaign for Drug Free Manipur today In response to the concerns of the villagers, parents and Meria Paibis during the monthly security meet, Tulihal Battalion planned and conducted an Anti Drug Campaign aimed at educating the youth and children of its area of responsibility.  As part of the campaign, the Battalion organised an interactive lecture on Drug Abuse and No Smoking at Unique Golden Cradle School, Awang Khunou.Read More

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