July, 2019


Minister Shyamkumar calls for collective effort

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 31, 2019: Manipur Development Agency (MUDA) on Wednesday organised a 1-day sensitization workshop on 100 days impact initiative on Swasth SHG Pariwar, an initiative to link all the eligible Self-Help Group (SHG) members with the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) and POSHAN Abhiyaan besides organising health check-up for all SHG members by 2nd October 2019. The workshop was organised at the City Convention Centre, Imphal East. Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD) minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar said constructive joint effort of various departments is essentialRead More

Biren promises to punish culprits involved in Babysana death case

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 31, 2019: The government is taking seriously on the death of Ningthoujam Babysana, student of Standard Robert Higher Secondary School and is committed to punish the culprits, said chief minister N. Biren Singh at the Passing Out Parade of the 5th Batch of MR/IRB/CP Followers (Male) held at Manipur Police Training College, Pangei on Wednesday. He said that the Investigating Agency cannot provide the updates of the case to the public daily. He personally met the members of the JAC (joint action committee, formed in connection to BabysanaRead More

Court remanded school principal’s son to police custody in connection to Babysana’s death

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 31, 2019: Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West has remanded Pheiroijam Robinson, junior administrator of Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School, to police custody for seven days in connection with the death of N. Babysana, a class VII student. Babysana was allegedly found hanging inside the school hostel on July 18. Robinson, 32, who is the son of the school principal Pheiroijam Landhoni, resident of Canchipur, was arrested on Monday by a team of SIT (Special Investigation Team). He was charged of committing offence under section 75 of Juvenile Justice Act. HeRead More

5 KNF (P) cadres arrested

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 30, 2019: Imphal West police arrested five active cadres of KNF (P) from different places and recovered arms and ammunitions from their possession on Tuesday. The arrested casres were isentified as Lalkhohao Khongsai alias Robin alias Lalneo, 23, of Motbung Tongneh Village, Kangpokpi district, David Neihsial alias Hendavida, 35, of Kolasin village, Mizoram at present residing at B. Venom village, Churachandpur , Nainu Kipjen, 32, of Leikot village, Motbung, Kangpokpi district, Thangminlen Haokip slias Lelen, 34, of N. Boljang, Kangpokpi district and Lamgoulin Khongsai alias GougouRead More

Minister Letpao inspects irrigation sites st Khuga Dam area

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 30, 2019 : Minister for water resources Letpao Haokip on Tuesday inspected various irrigation sites of the Khuga Multi-purpose Project (Khuga Dam) in Churachandpur district. Letpao and circle MLA V. Hankhalian and top officials of the department were also present in the inspection. The team first reached the root of the right canal of the dam. Later, the minister inspected Lungshiphai,  a downstream section of the left canal of the dam,  and also the Bohlui canal. Letpao said cultivation to a large area of the district wasRead More

Blast injures 3

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 30, 2019: Three persons including two women were injured in a blast that triggered at Thangmeiband Hijam Dewan Leikai on Tuesday evening. The injured persons were identified as H. Manihar, 60, M. Surbala Devi 38, and N. Bidimala, 34. They were rushed to Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal. The blast took place near a Royal Enfield servicing centre. Police rushed at the blast site as soon as the blast took place.

First quality analysis lab at ICAR

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 30, 2019: For the first time a quality analysis laboratory has been installed at Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) complex for North East Hill (NEH) Region, Manipur centre. Horticulture and soil conservation minister Th. Shyamkumar on Tuesday inaugurated ICAR NEH Quality Analysis Laboratory, Manipur at the Lamphelpat centre in Imphal West. The laboratory was the first of its kind of laboratory, especially under the public sector, which is established in the entire North East region. It was funded by the department of horticulture and soilRead More

Government not serious of Babysana case: Joykishan

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 30, 2019: MLA Joykishan has lambasted the Manipur government that it does not take seriously the issue of Class VII student N. Babysana Chanu who was found dead in the hostel dormitory of her school, Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School, Canchipur. Babysana hailing from Thangmeiband Maisnam Leikai was found hanging in the morning of July 18 in the dormitory of the school. Joykihan, Thangmeiband Assembly Constituency MLA, on Tuesday told reporters that “I cannot agree to the state police’s statement that Babysana’s case was handed toRead More

Thoubal gets an AYUSH hospital

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 29, 2019: Thoubal has got an AYUSH hospital with the inauguration of a 10-bedded hospital at Thoubal, Wangma Taba, inside the premises of CMO Office, Thoubal on Monday by health and family welfare minister L. Jayantakumar Singh. The newly opened hospital will benefit the people of Thoubal and also help to ease the problem of scarcity of Ayush centres in the region. The government is always ready to accept suggestions from the public with regard to boosting the health sector in the state, Jayantakumar said. HeRead More

AR conducts painting competition on Manipur culture

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 29, 2019: Tulihal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised a painting competition for students of Higher Secondary School, Wangoi on Monday with the aim to facilitate the young students explore the vibrancy as well as the rich culture and heritage of Manipur. The competetion was conducted on the theme of “Culture of Manipur” for students of classes VIII to X of the School. Prior to the commencement of the competition, the students were acquainted with the history and cultureRead More

People continue to press for justice

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 29, 2019: Demanding justice to the death of N. Babysana Chanu who was found dead at the hostel dormitory of the Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School, Canchipur on July 18 women of Moirangkhom on Monday staged a sit-in at Moirangkhom, Imphal West. Women folks strongly condemned the death of Babysana who was allegedly found hanging at the dormitory of the school hostel, said Ashalata, a protestor. Authority concerned must solve the mystery immediately to give justice for Babysana. The women folks will support any form ofRead More

Babysana case handed to CBI, police continue investigation

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 28, 2019: The case of Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School Students N. Babysana’s death incident was handed to CBI on Saturday. Though the case was handed over to CBI state police will continue investigation to find solve the mystery, said inspector general of police, Clay Khongsai in a press conference held on Sunday at Imphal West police office hall. Clay said the investigation is continuing in right direction. Police has been giving maximum effort during investigation to find out the fact of the mystery. AsRead More

Public meeting decides to strengthen JAC for justice to Babysana

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 28, 2019: People’s gathering over N. Babysana’s death in her school hostel has resolved to expand and strengthen the “Joint action committee (JAC) against the mysterious death of N. Babysana Chanu” by adding representatives from student bodies and civil society organisations to enhance in finding the truth behind the ‘mysterious’ death. Members of the JAC, leading civil society organisations, student bodies and people took part in the meeting held at community hall located at Thangmeiband Athletic Union’s ground on Sunday. The gathering resolved to make theRead More

RIMS hopes to have kidney transplant programme

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 27, 2019: For the first time Super Specialty DM (Doctorate of Medicine) Course shall be starting at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal, from this academic session. The ministry of health and family welfare, Government of India has given approval to start the course in Nephrology at RIMS. The regional medical institute shall be in the Map of India where brightest young doctors can pursue DM in Nephrology, said RIMS director A. Santa Singh on Friday. This will benefit tremendously to all patients suffering fromRead More

Kargil Vijay Diwas observed

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 26, 2019: ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ was observed at the Banquet Hall of the 1st Manipur Rifles on Friday, paying homage to the brave heroes of Kargil War. Agriculture minister V. Hangkhanlian said during the 74 day long Kargil War, 527 Indian soldiers sacrificed their life for the country. “On this occasion, we feel proud for the selfless sacrifices and courage of our soldiers who fought valiantly for the country,” he said. Hangkhanlian recollected that after the Pakistani Army and terrorists breached the Line of ControlRead More

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