Former Tengnoupal DC arrested on curruption charge

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 25, 2019: Former Tengnoupal DC, A. Tombikanta was arrested on corruption charge in connection with Imphal-Moreh road expansion compensation on Monday from Imphal. The Imphal-Moreh road expansion was done before 2015 and tender amount for expansion of the road was sanctioned in 2015 during the period of the then Tengnoupal DC Tombikanta.Present Tengnoupal DC, Raghumani lodged a complaint to Tengnoupal police mentioning that compensation amount was not properly used by the then DC, Tombikanta. Based on the complaint of the present DC a case hasRead More

Biren assures possible help for rehabilitation

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 25, 2019: Manipur chief minister N.Biren Singh has assured all possible help to rehabilitate shop owners whose shops were gutted in fire on Monday night at Mayang Imphal, here. Biren on tuesday inspected the shops ravaged by the inferno and interacted with the affected shop owners. He said the government is willing to arrange quick loans for the shop owners. He directed the officials concerned to assess the loss and prepare for a list of affected persons. Biren was accompanied by Manipur Deputy Speaker and MayangRead More

Biren leads mass plantation drive

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 25, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh, taking forward the recently launched Chief Minister’s Green Manipur Mission, led a mass plantation drive inside Kangla (cultural heritage site) here. The green Manipur mission was launched on Saturday in Kangpokpi district. Around 700 indigenous fruit bearing tree saplings were planted in the drive at Kangla. The plantation drive was organised by Kangla Board in association with department of art and culture, department of forest and drectorate of environment. In a recent meeting of Kangla Board it wasRead More

CM inaugurates Behiang Police station

Imphal, June 24, 2019 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh inaugurated a police station at Behiang village located along interior India-Myanmar border in Churachandpur District today. It was his second visit to the village as a Chief Minister. During his maiden visit on December 19, 2017, Shri N. Biren Singh laid the foundation for the construction of the police station. Speaking at the inauguration function attended by a large number of people, the Chief Minister said that the police station has been set up understanding the need for securityRead More

WY worth Rs 1.5 crore seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 24, 2019: Imphal East Police commando team on Monday arrested a drug peddler who ferried drug (390 suspected WY packets)     in a red car at Telipati near Kalimai Mandir. The drug peddler has been identified as Gandhi Kalidas Debar alias Das, 29, son of late Munithan Sandhi of Moreh Ward No. 5.The team recovered one mobile phone bearing IMEI no. 861117032570673 and 861117032570665 along with one Vodafone SIM card having number 9774162695 and one wallet containing Rs.1000 with a Pan card. The vehicke was transportingRead More

Three Dead, Four Injured in road mishap

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 24, 2019: At least three persons were killed and four seriously injured when a truck felt into a gorge near Biyang Village located about 4 kms from Keithelmanbi along the NH-57 (Imphal-Jiribam Highway) under New Keithelmanbi Police Station. As per reports, the incident took place at around 6:30 am on Monday morning when a speedy truck with labourers on board coming from Imphal side towards Kotlen felt into a gorge when the truck tried to overtook another vehicle. The injured persons were admitted at hospital forRead More

Chief Minister’s Green Manipur Mission launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 22: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh officially launched the Chief Minister’s Green Manipur Mission by planting a tree sapling at the complex of Socio Economic and Environment Development Society (SEEDS) located near Saheibung village in Kangpokpi district on Saturday. A brainchild of the chief minister, the mission has been introduced to develop and protect forests in each and every village of the state. An open gym each worth Rs. 5 to 6 lakhs will be installed as incentive at all the villages, which areRead More

Delegates from Japan arrived to attend 75th Platinum Jubilee of “Battle of Imphal” and “Opening of Imphal Peace Museum”

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 21, 2019: A large number of Japanese delegate reached Imphal today for commemoration of Platinum Jubilee of Battle of Imphal and for opening of Imphal Peace Museum. Among the delegates include Ambassador of Japan to India, His Excellency Kenji Hiramatsu. The Ambassador along with his wife Patricia Clara Aguado Hiramatsu; Minister (Political) Naoki Kumagai and Counsellor (Economics) Takuma Kajita call on Governor Dr. Najma A. Heptula at Raj Bhavan. Later they also meet Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh at CM Secretariat. The 75th (Platinum) JubileeRead More


BISHNUPUR, June 20, 2019 (DIPR): To mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 2019, the District Social Welfare Officer in collaboration with SUA (IRCA), Bishnupur conducted a district level open painting competition to sensitise people and generating awareness amongst the public about the ill effects of drug abuse at Multipurpose Hall, DC Min-Secretariat, Bishnupur today. 21 males and 7 female painters participated in the event and presented their thoughts on drug abuse through paintings. N. Jotish Singh, DSWO,Bishnupur said that the first 3 best painters will beRead More


Imphal, June 20, 2019 (DIPR): As a part of the ‘Green Manipur, Clean Manipur’ campaign, Forest and Environment Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar today led a mass tree plantation programme at the Chingoi Baruni, Imphal East. The programme was jointly organised by the Forest Department and Directorate of Environment in collaboration with the Green Volunteers and locals of Andro. Addressing the mediapersons, Minister Shyamkumar said that the mass tree plantation programme is an initiative to combat the climate change which is a burning issue at present. Informing that the plantation programmeRead More


IMPHAL, June 20, 2019 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh has said that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is likely to lift the ban imposed on the financial transactions of the State Government due to overdraft within a few days. He was speaking to media persons on the sidelines of the joint Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day held at the Durbar Hall of Chief Minister’s Secretariat today. The Chief Minister said that during his recent visit to New Delhi, he had apprised Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiRead More

Assam Rifles distributes sewing machines

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 17, 2019: Mantripukhri Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) distributed 24 sewing machines and conducted a free medical cum dental camp at Khongampat community hall on Monday. The sewing machines were distributed to the needy women to make them self reliant and provide them a source of income, said a press statement released by Assam Rifles. This initiative will improve skill development amongst women folk and give them independence along with livelihood thereby empowering them to lead a dignifiedRead More

Shyamkumar inaugurates market shed, inspects projects

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 17, 2019: Horticulture and soil conservation and MAHUD minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar today inaugurated a rural market shed Biisho Koide village, Senapati district and inspected the ongoing projects constructed under the central funding in the Andro Assembly Constituency, Imphal East. The market shed was constructed under the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) scheme. It was constructed at the cost of Rs 13.75 lakhs. At Andro Shyamkumar inspected the under-constructed additional school buildings of the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, the construction work at the PanamRead More

CASO at Khangabok

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 16, 2019: As a part of security measures taken up to prevent from violence a team of Thoubal police commandos and women police today conducted cordon and search operation at Heiyel Loubuk, Khangabok. A total of 414 male persons were verified during the search operation. Out of them four persons were picked for further verification. The search operation was led by additional superintendent of police (LO) Th. Deshorjit under the supervision of superintendent of police Dr S. Ibomcha Singh. The search operation was conducted from 4:15 am till 6:15 am TheRead More

Centre must honor indigenous people and culture: AMUCO

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 14, 2019: Government of India must honor the indigenous people and  cultural tradition of Manipur, said president of All Manipur United Clubs’ Organisation Ph. Deban on the “18th Protest Day, Against the Divisive Policy of Govt. of India” observation at Kwakeithel Bazar, Imphal. If the central government takes up any step on its own vested interest against the interest of the people that would affect integrity among the various ethnic groups, AMUCO and people will not remain silent, Deban said. The central government must not takeRead More

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