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

Bandh over student’s death cripples life in Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 24, 2019: Twenty-four hours Manipur bandh, imposed in demand for justice to “mysterious death” of a class VII student in a school boarding room in Imphal, has crippled life in Manipur. The general strike was imposed by the ‘Joint Action Committee Against Mysterious Death of  Ningthoujam Babysana  Chanu’ with effect from 6 amof Wednesday. Bandh supporters blocked roads in Imphal and other parts of the state. Vehicles were off the road in Imphal. Inter-state bus services were paralysed. Educational instutions and business establishments were shut down.Read More

Government trying to provide horticulture based alternative livelihood to poppy growers: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 18, 2019: Manipur government is trying to provide alternative livelihood, based on horticulture farming, to poppy growers said Manipur chief minister N.Biren Singh as he inaugurated constructed building of directorate of horticulture and soil conservation at Sanjenthong, Imphal East on Thursday. Biren said large scale destruction of forest cover due to poppy cultivation leads to environment degradation and climate change. The chief minister said the state needs to focus on some specific items like pineapple, lemon, orange, ginger and yongchak (tree beans) etc., which areRead More

Shyamkumar highlights need to include waste management in school syllabus

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 5, 2019:  There is a need to introduce syllabus on waste management from the primary level, said MAHUD minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar at the inauguration of a two-day Capacity Building Programme on Six Waste Management Rules, 2016 at the City Convention Centre, Imphal East. The programme is organised by National Productivity Council (NPC) in collaboration with the ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEFCC) and Manipur Urban Development Agency (MUDA) and hosted by directorate of MAHUD. During the two days programme, resource persons will discussRead More

Biren distributes irrigation pumpsets to combat drought-like situation

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 5, 2019: To ease out the woes of the farmers in the present drought-like situation in the Manipur, chief minister N. Biren Singh distributed Irrigation Pumpsets to the farmers on Friday. The distribution of the Irrigation Pumpsets to the farmers was held at Manipur Minorities and Other Backward Classes Economic Development Society (MOBEDS) office, here. Biren said that such measure is to combat the drought like situation in the state. 157 River Lift Irrigation (RLI) schemes have started functioning to provide water in the paddyRead More

People demands clarification over blast near Khurai MLA residence

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 5, 2019: People of Khurai Assembly Constituency has demanded to disclose identity of the miscreants who were responsible in the blast that triggered near the residence of their MLA Leishangthem Susindro on Thursday. Demanding immediate clarification and identity from the miscreants who triggered  the bomb BJP  Khurai Mandal staged a sit-in at Lamlong. On the same note another sit-in was also staged in front of the residence of the MLA. They said such act of threatening people should not be repeated.  “We strongly condemn theRead More

Jayantakumar urges people to avail health benefits

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 1, 2019: Health and family welfare minister L. Jayantakumar Singh urged the people to avail benefits from the newly introduced schemes of the government specially in the health sector while urging the employees to make people aware of existence of heath centres. The minister was at the inaugural function of the Health and Wellness Centre, Thambalkhong in Imphal East. The new concept of health and wellness focuses at not only establishing a hygienic atmosphere in the health sector but also welfare of the people, JayantakumarRead More

DESAM campaigns for ‘disturbance free education zone’

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 28, 2019: Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur  (DESAM) on Friday launched awareness campaign for on “Disturbance free educational zone demand’. DESAM and like minded stakeholders have been campaigning since the past several years so that education sector faces no disturbances of any form, vice-president of DESAM  Edison said. The student organisation has been campaigning for disturbance free education zone since 2008. Today we resume the interaction programme with students for this year as we did in the past, said the student leader. DESAM volunteers sharedRead More

Medical camps by AR at remote villages

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 28, 2019: A medical camp was organised at village Anthi and Anal Khullen of Chandel district, Manipur by Chandel Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles, IGAR (South) Friday. The camp was organised on the request of the villagers as there is no medical facility available in the vicinity. A total of 126 villagers (71 from Anthi village and 55 from Anal Khullen village) including men, women and children attended the camp and were provided with a free health check up and medicines, said a pressRead More

Interaction programme with the co-ordinators of Legal Aid Clinics held

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 27, 2019: A 1-day interaction programme with the co-ordinators of Legal Aid Clinics of Imphal West, Imphal East, Thoubal, Churachandpur  and Chandel districts was held at conference hall, ADR building, Lamphel Court Complex, Imphal. The programme was presided by Justice Kh. Nobin Singh, Judge, High Court of Manipur and executive chairman of Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MASLSA). G. Gaiphulshillu, member secretary, MASLSA, K. Nirojit, secretary, Impal West DLSA and S. Sadananda, deputy member secretary, MASLSA were also present in the programme. Justice Nobin highlightedRead More

PB Acharya sworn-in as Manipur Governor

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 27, 2019: Governor of Nagaland Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya was sworn in as the Governor of Manipur at Darbar Hall, Raj Bhavan, Imphal, on Thursday. Justice Lanusungkum Jamir of High Court of Manipur administered the oath of Office to the Governor. Governor Acharya will discharge the functions of the Governor of Manipur, in addition to his own duties, during the absence (on leave) of Dr Najma Heptulla, Governor of Manipur. Talking to media persons after the swearing in ceremony, Acharya said that Governor is the constitutionalRead More

Selected cop candidates launches indefinite protest rally

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 27, 2019: Selected male constables of 2013 batch on Thursday launched indefinite sit-in at Keishampat protesting against the delay of issuing of appointment letter. “We will continue our sit-in till government gives us appointment letter to start our service,” said president of All Manipur Selected 2000 candidates of police constable male 2013 batch, A. Binoy. He said the recruitment was performed in 2013 during the period of the then Congress government and since then the result remain pending though various protest have conducted. He appreciatesRead More

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 26, 2019: The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed on Wednesday with taking out mass rally and awareness programmes at different places in Manipur. Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) and Narcotics Central Bureau (NCB), Imphal jointly organised a rally in Imphal. The rally was held under the theme “Let’s Develop Our Lives, Our Communities, Our Identities without Drug, Let’s Live Without Drug”. The NAB Superintendent of Police (SP) W. Basu flagged off the rally from NAB Office at Old LambulaneRead More

Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya to take charge as Governor of Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 26, 2019: Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya will be sworn in as Governor of Manipur on Thursday. The swearing-in ceremony will be held at 5: 00 pm at the Darbar Hall of the Raj Bhavan, Imphal. President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday gave Padmanabha as additional charge of Manipur. He was appointed to discharge the functions during the absence of Manipur Governor, Dr Najma A Heptulla, who is currently on leave.

Jayantakumar seeks public cooperation to fight against drug menace

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June, 26, 2019: Manipur being a state having common international border with Myanmar, illegal drug trafficking have been carried out through Moreh and its adjoining  bypass routs despite of tight security vigil, said health and family welfare minister L. Jayantakumar Singh. He was speaking on the occasion of the observance of “International Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking”  at IMA Hall, Lamphel on Wednesday. Laws have also been enacted to fight against drug abuse and its trafficking, the minister said. Drug abuse is a menaceRead More

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