Imphal markets shut down

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 9, 2019: Vendors of Ima Market of Khwairamband today shut down their markets and staged sit-in rally on the market street in the heart of Imphal demanding unconditional withdrawal of the Citizenship Amendment Bill,  2019. Shops in Paona Bazar and Thangal Bazar were shut down by the agitating women. The protest was taken up in support of ‘Indefinite on road mass agitation’ against the bill that was launched on February 7 by Manipur People Against Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 which is a conglomerate forum ofRead More

Large people throng Arogya Fair

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 6, 2018: Large people thronged on the first day of 4-day Arogya Fair 2018 Manipur at City Convention Centre, Imphal. It was launched today in presence of Union minister of state for Ayush, Shripad Yesso Naik and Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh. Biren said Manipur accounts for a fraction of a per cent of the total land area of the Earth. However, of the total 10,000 identified medical and aromatic plants found in different parts of the world, Manipur has around 500 varieties. The state governmentRead More

KTT invites for fellowship

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 6, 2018: Khelen Thokchom Trust with the support of Manipur Cricket Association invites young journalist to apply for 3-month media fellowship of Rs. 20,000. The journalist should who works as a reporter/correspondents/contributor of newspapers/periodicals with 3 years of experience in print journalism to explore the issues and concerns of the game of cricket in Manipur, their prospects and other positive areas in the state, said a press release of the trust. The announcement is made following the formal launching of Khelen Thokchom Media Fellowships (KTMF) by holdingRead More

Thai Princess visits Kangla

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 28, 2018: Her Royal Highness Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Princess of Kingdom of Thailand visited historic Kangla today. She was accompanied by Thailand Ambassador to India, Shri Chutintorn Gongsakdi, officials of Royal Thai Embassy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand, media team from Thailand and officials of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. The Princess was received by Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh, Art and Culture Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar and Titular King of Manipur, Shri Leishemba Sanajaoba. The Princess had a brief interaction with them beforeRead More

“Food Processing Industries generate more job opportunities”-Governor

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 28th, 2018: Governor of Manipur, Dr. Najma Heptulla today has said that Food Processing Industry has emerged as one of the major employment intensive industries and important segments in terms of its contribution to the State’s economy. She was speaking as Chief Guest at the inaugural function of a Conference on ‘Startup and MSME’s in Food Processing’, organized by ASSOCHAM in association with Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India and Indian council of agriculture research (ICAR)-NEH at Hotel Classic Imphal. She said that theRead More

Exotic Birds sell in Sangai Festival

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 28, 2018: In a shameful incident, one of the stalls in Manipur Sangai Festival 2018 at Hapta Kangjeibung was found selling exotic birds today. While visiting stalls at Hapta Kangjeibung today, this reporter came across a stall selling the birds brazenly. When inquired, the stall owner said for a pair of bird the price is Rs. 650 and Rs. 500 for the cage so one has to pay Rs. 1150/- for buying the birds. The stall owner did not answer further queries. Many visitors in festival expressedRead More

Forest Minister Assures of Capturing the unknown predator

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 28, 2018 (DIPR): Forest and Environment Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar today gave assurance to the people of the State that there is no need to panic with regard to the mysterious killings of domestic livestock by unknown predator. Reports of domestic animals found slaughtered in a similar manner at various locations over the month have created panic like situation among the general public. Addressing the media persons at his office, Minister Th. Shyamkumar said that the killings of domestic livestock were reported from the districts of Churachandpur,Read More

11 crore worth poppy plants destructed

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 20, 2018: A combined team of security force and administrative staff of Kamjong district on Tuesday destroyed around 230 acres of poppy cultivation that would worth around Rs 11 crore. The poppy plantation destruction operation was conducted at Thawai Kuki hill range and its adjoining area. The team included of security personnel, comprising of Narcotic and Affairs of Border (NAB), trainees of Manipur Police Training Centre, 4th IRB, 5th IRB, Assam Rifles along with the staff of DC Kamjong and staff of SDM Phungyar, under theRead More

Blast inside Assembly campus injures three security personnel

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 16, 2018: Two state police personnel and one BSF jawan were injured in a hand grenade blast inside the Manipur Legislative Assembly complex, Imphal, near the complex gate at around 5: 55 pm. The blast took place while the security measure has been gearing up in the run up to the Manipur Sangai Festival 2018 that would begin on November 21. According to police, the hand grenade is highly suspected to be hurled from the western side road of the Assembly complex which leads to CheiraochingRead More

New Manipur State Commission for Women chairperson promise a strong commission

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 15, 2018: New chairperson of Manipur State Commission for Women, Dr. Meinam Binota, has assured to build up the commission one of the strongest commission in the state during her service time. Binota took charge as the 6th chairperson of the women commission on November 8. “No persons will be speared. Harsh punishment will be awarded to criminals. This is my commitment to the women of the state,” said the new chairperson while addressing the reporters at the commission chamber. She said there is need toRead More

30 acres of Poppy cultivation at Sikibong range destroyed

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 15, 2018:  In continuation of destruction of poppy cultivation in Manipur a combined team of NAB, 7 MR, Ukhrul district police, Phungyar police, Imphal East police, NCB, Litan police, Phungyar SDM, forest department led by superintendent of  police, NAB, Manipur destroyed 30 acres of poppy cultivation at  Sikibong hill range today. The poppy cultivation was found taken up at different location of the hill range. A total of 171 personnel took part in the destruction of the poppy plants. The destroyed plantation would yield aroundRead More

CM Biren says no to general strikes and blockade in Sangai Festival season

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 15, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has appealed all not to call bandh, general strike or blockades in any part of the stateduring and ahead of the 10-day Manipur Sangai Festival that would begin on November 21. Biren said it is time to show hospitality to visitors as host and we should avoid anything that would discourage the visitor in the upcoming tourism festival. Princess of Thailand, US Ambassador to India and two chief ministers from Myanmar and would grace the festival. About 140 stalls ofRead More

Zoologist Shantabi bags 1st position

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 13, 2018: Dr. Shantabi Longjam of Manipur has won 1stposition in the Junior Scientist (poster presentation) competition. The competition was held in a 3-day 12th Annual Convention of ABAP (Association of Biotechnology And Pharmacy) and International conference on Biodiversity, Environment and Human Health: Innovation and Emerging Trends, held at Mizoram University Aizwal from November 12 to 14, organised by ABAP. Dr. Shantabi (daughter of Longjam Bhogendra of Kongba Kshetri Leikai, Imphal East) is wife of Ningthoujam Subaschandra of Konthoujam Maning Leikai, Imphal West. She got PhD degreeRead More

Japanese lady traveller says, No Change in Manipur Road

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 14, 2018: Japanese traveller Yasuko Higashizuno in her third visit to Manipur said, “It is surprising to witness the unimproved road ways of Manipur, but I am amazed with the new achievement in the Imphal City with new buildings.” Yasuko Higashizuno from Tokyo said she finds no difference in Manipur especially the road condition since she visited Manipur since four years back. “In my first visit to Manipur, I focus mainly on the war related places. As my second visit I witnessed Sangai Festival. This thirdRead More

Lone journalist messenger against plastic reaches back in Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 14, 2018: A journalist Abhimanyu Chakravorty form Indian Express who has toured in four countries spreading the message “Beat Plastic Pollution” today reached Imphal (Manipur) as he returned after travelling in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Mynamar. He started the trip started from New Delhi on September 12 and will end in New Delhi on December 15 after travelling in Nepal. “I am on a mission to challenge the everyday use of plastic and urge people to re-evaluate their stubborn relationship with single-use plastic items. What I amRead More

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