Tribute to Khelen

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 20, 2019: First death anniversary of Khelen Thokchom, former special correspondent of The Telegraph was observed at his residence at Sagolbandh  Tera Tongbram Leikai here. Amid rituals family, relatives and friends paid tribute to the departed soul. A statue in his memory was also unveiled today.

Heptulla becomes first Manipur governor to exercises franchise in Imphal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 18, 2018: Manipur governor Najma Heptulla, the first governor to have her name included in the voters’ list of the state, today exercised her franchise in Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency for the 17th Lok Sabha Election at Tamphasana Girls Secondary School – 11/34 Old Lambulane (B) polling station. Heptulla told the reporters that election should be voted freely without any fear. She encouraged all to exercise their adult franchise as it contributes in nation’s building and formation of responsible government. Chief electoral officer, Manipur, Prashant KumarRead More

All set for Inner Manipur poll

Pothasgang News Service: Imphal, April 17, 2019: Arrangements were all set for the second phase of Lok Sabha election to poll in the Outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituency tomorrow. Eleven candidates are in fray for ‘Inner Manipur’ Lok Sabha seat. A total of 928626 voters, including 447843 males, 480751 females and 32 in third gender category will cast their ballots in the second phase. 1300 Polling stations are set up for smooth conduct of elections in the state. Number of service voters is 8838. Special arrangements have been made for 4526Read More

Storm kills three women

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 15, 2019: Thunderstorm took away lives of three women while about 40 people including 30 students were injured this morning. Two of the women identified as Nemdom, 74, and Chenkholhai, 50 died at T Munjang village in Churachandpur when a house where they were sheltering collapsed. The third woman identified as Yengkhom Nungsitombi, 56, died at Kakching Wairi Senapati Leikai when a banyan tree fell on her. The students were injured when a building collapsed at Kwakta. They are reportedly out of danger. There wereRead More

Smuggler arrested with Brown Sugar worth Rs 2 crores

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 14, 2019: Officers of anti-smuggling unit, Customs division today seized 2 kg of Brown Sugar that would worth Rs 2 crores. The drug was detected by the officers from one  Chonkai Kipgen, 34, son of late Janglun, residence of Vill Ahthibung, Peren. Nagaland this morning at about 6: 30 am. It was found concealed inside two moras (traditional stool). He was waiting for a passenger winger at Pheiding bus parking stand ready for travelling to Dimapur. A case has been registered under the relevant provisions of NDPSRead More

Athoubashing-gi Numit (Martyrs’ Day) observed at Cheiraoching

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 13, 2019: Athoubashing-gi Numit (Martyrs’ Day) was observed on Saturday Chingmeirong Cheiraoching, Thangmeiband. Large number of people came out to pay floral tributes at the memorial complex of martyrs of the banned outfit Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) at Chingmeirong Cheiraoching, who laid down their lives in the course of the revolutionary movement Athoubashing-gi Numit (Martyrs’ Day) organized by Family Committee for Observation of 13 April. The day is observed every year in honour of the 7 People’s Liberation Army (PLA) cadres who were killed inRead More

Neroca FC champion 61st Sir Churachand Singh KCSI-CBE Memorial Invitation Football Tournament 2019

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 10, 2019: Neroca FC lifted the champion title of the 61st Sir Churachand Singh KCSI-CBE Memorial Invitation Football Tournament 2019 played at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium. The final match saw Hero I-League team Neroca FC had a field day against Sagolband United as the former makes a mincement of the latter by 7-0 goals to romp home with ease. Chencho Gyeltshen struck four goals while Aryn Glen William fetch three goals for the wholesome victory. Neroca FC walked away with Rs 5 lakhs along withRead More

High Court orders to release Kishorechandra

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 8, 2019: The High Court of Manipur has today directed to release ‘journalist’ Kishorechandra Wangkhem who was arrested under National Security Act (NSA). He was arrested in November 20 last year for posting a video on his facebook wall which allegedly questioned the stance of chief minister N. Biren Singh regarding a function held in Imphal. The court of the chief judicial magistrate released him on November 26 stating “the words, terms and gesture used by the accused in the video cannot be termed as seditious.Read More

Bike rally for 1 person 1 vote

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 6, 2019: To ensure that no voters are left behind in the forthcoming Lok Sabha Election, a SVEEP (Systematic Voter’s Education and Electoral Participation Programme) bike rally carrying the message “1 person 1 vote”was organised today by the Churachandpur District Election Officer in collaboration with Paul’s Motorcycle and bike riders of the district. The rally was flagged off from Paul’s Motorcycle Showroom at Chiengkonpangl and traversed to Kangvai andculminated at Khuga Dam. District election officer Shyam Lal Poonia said that 1 Person 1 Vote campaignRead More

Manipur celebrates Cheiraoba

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 6, 2019: People of Manipur specially the Meitei/Meetei community today celebrated Cheiraoba, the New Year’s Day festival. The day begins with offerings and prayers to Lord Sanamahi. People enjoy sumptuous food served with varieties of cuisines. Before having lunch a well prepared set of food is offered to Lamlai. In the afternoon people climb up on the hills with the belief to attain high principle of life. People enjoy Thabal Chongba, musical concerts and Shumang Leela among others in the evening of Cheiraoba day. TheRead 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

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

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

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

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