Trainers training on climate change adaptation underway

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 14, 2018: A 3-day Training of Trainers Programme on Climate Change Adaptation (Level-4) at Institute of Co-operative Management, Imphal, was launched today. It organised by climate change cell of Manipur directorate of environment. The Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation is being implemented in coordination with the department of science and technology as technical partner of National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem. The programme was organised on the background of becoming precarious of the Indian Himalayan Region whichRead More

Minister Urges All the Stakeholders to Comply with MCPCR’s Recommendations

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 12, 2018 (DIPR): Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt. Nemcha Kipgen graced the 7th Foundation Day of Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR) organised under the theme “Revisiting and Exploring more for Justice to Children,” held today at its office complex, North AOC, Imphal. Addressing the gatherings as Chief Guest, Minister Nemcha highlighted the importance of the commission in protecting, promoting, constant monitoring of the basic fundamental rights of the child, generating mass awareness regarding child rights laws and many more welfare programs and activitiesRead More

Birla’s “The Hidden Treasure” launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 12, 2018: Minister of consumer affairs, food and public distribution, revenue and relief and rehabilitation Karam Shyam today launched 2-day special crafts exhibition “The Hidden Treasure” at Nupilal Memorial Complex, Imphal. Crafts items exclusively produced by state awardee Soibam Birla Devi, 38, a differently abled woman of Laipham Khunou, Imphal, were exclusively displayed in the exhibition. The exhibition was organised by Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Abled Persons, Manipur to promote Birla who was conferred state award for excellence in doll making for theRead More

Gold medalists feted

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 8, 2018: A grand reception was held today at Imphal International Airport to encourage the gold medalists of Commonwealth Judo Championship 2018 which is being held in Jaipur from November 14. They got the medal in the pre-cadet girls under 15. The medalists are Irengbam Kalpana Devi daughter of I. Megha Singh from Mayang Imphal Anilongbi and Laishram Guguria Devi, daugter of L. Joy Singh from Mayang Imphal Thana Awang Leikai. I. Kalpana Devi got her medal under 63kg category and L. Guguria got above 63kgRead More

CM Biren felicitate transport staff on winning National award

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 8, 2018: The staff of Manipur State Transport (MST) was today feted by Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on being conferred the ‘Commendable Initiative’ award to the state transport department by the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs in the category of the Best City Bus Service project. The honour was given for the re-introduction and efficient operation of public transport in the State with the revival of MST. The ministry in the commendation certificate of the award mentioned that the MST project hadRead More

Governor, CM & Ministers send greetings for Ningol Chakkouba

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 8, 2018: Manipur Governor Dr. Najima Heptulla wishes people of Manipur for Ningol Chakkouba. Chief Minister, Shri. N. Biren Singh, Works Minister Shri, Th. Biswajit Singh and Social Welfare Minister Ms. Nemcha Kipgen also send greetings for Ningol Chakkouba. In her messages for Ningol Chakkouba, Governor said the festival rejuvenates family ties and strengthens the bonds of love and affection between brothers and sisters, mothers and daughters and fathers and daughters, promoting unity and integrity in the society. The festival is significant occasion for married womenRead More

Imphal fish fair attracts large consumers

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 8, 2018: Manipur fisheries department on Ningol Chakouba eve organised Fish Fair Cum Fish Crop competition as its 39th edition at DM College of Arts ground, Thangmeiband, Imphal. Tribal affairs and hills minister N. Kayishi launched the fair. He expressed on the needs of developing the fish cultivation in proper way to make Manipur state to recognize as one of the popular fish production state in the North-East region as well as in the country. For this, he said, the farmers need proper training with latestRead More

Chief Minister announces 10 lakhs for Mandakini

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 6, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has today announced a cash reward of Rs. 10 lakhs to Mandakini Takhellambam for  her outstanding performance in Zee TV Sa Re Ga Ma reality show. He met the announcement while he interacted with a group of media at his secretariat. He expressed pride and happiness to the performance of renowned singer despite being visually impaired. He said Rs. 10 lakhs would be rewarded to her by the state government in recognition of her talent and hard work.Read More

RMSA teachers to get 2 months’ salary ahead of Ningol Chakouba

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 6, 2018: Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) teachers have called off their indefinite cease work strike after authorities assured them to immediately pay two months’ salary ahead of Ningol Chaouba Festival that falls on Thursday and to pay salary for four other months within few days. The strike was called off till November 15. The strike was called off after representatives of RMSA Graduate Teachers Association met the deputy chief minister Y. Joykumar, education minister Th. Radheshyam, works minister Th. Biswajit along with education commissioner H. Dileep,Read More

Manipur government inks memorandum with companies for smart city projects

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 6, 2018: The state government signed a memorandum of understanding with IL&FS Township and Urban Assets Limited and Pricewaterhouse Coopers Pvt. Ltd. as a project management consultant for implementation of Smart City Project in Imphal at chief minister’s secretariat on Tuesday.  The private company will design, develop, manage and implement Smart City Projects under Smart City Mission in Imphal. The project will be completed within three years. The state government was represented by Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD) department director Th. Harikumar and the privateRead More

Silchar-Imphal gas pipeline soon: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 5, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh said Centre had approved laying of a gas pipeline from Silchar to Imphal to ensure disturbance-free gas supply to the state. He was addressing at the opening ceremony of 1st Manipur International Textile Expo (MANITEX) – 2018 at Manipur Trade and Expo Centre, Lamboikhongnangkhong in Imphal West on Monday. He said Survey works for the gas pipeline project would begin soon. On the occasion 1815 looms were distributed to weavers of 162 handloom clusters. Maintaining that it wasRead More

M.Sc. nursing course ready by next month: Health Minister

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 5, 2018: Health and family welfare minister L. Jayantakumar Singh has announced for opening M.Sc. Nursing course in Manipur by November this year, while addressing at the foundation day of the college of nursing, Manipur cum oath taking ceremony of the 1st Year B.Sc nursing students which was held at the conference hall of the College of Nursing, Lamphelpat, Imphal today. Jayantakumar said the career of a nurse and its learning has no end. He said the dedication and sincere service of the nurses should beRead More

Manipur Sangai festival curtain-raiser organised in Delhi

Pothashang News Service: New Delhi, November 4, 2018 (DIPR): Manipur Tourism organized the curtain-raiser of the upcoming Manipur Sangai Festival at Select City Walk Mall at Saket, New Delhi today. The event showcased the varied attracts of the festival scheduled from 21st to 30th November, 2018. Hon’ble MP, Rajya Sabha, Govt. of India and Padma Bhushan Awardee, Mary Kom; Former Boxing World Champion and Arjuna Awardee, Ms. Sarita Laishram along with the Former Indian Football Captain, Shri P. Kenedy Singh promoted the event at the city. Officials from Manipur Tourism alongRead More

First Cycle Patrol unit launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 5, 2018: The first ever Cycle Patrol unit was today launched by Clay Khongsai, IGP Zone I, Manipur at Kakching Police Station, Kakching district, Manipur. The Cycle Patrol unit came up with an initiative taken up by Yengkhom Victoria, superintendent of police (SP), Kakching district as part of Community Policing. Clay Khongsai, congratulating the SP for taking such innovative initiative, said that in the context of Manipur it is a good initiative in saving fuel considering the constraints in the police department, better maintenance and interactingRead More

Biren felicitated

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 4, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh today said “we need to have a positive and optimistic approach so as to bring integrity, unity and development in the state” at the reception ceremony of the chief minister organised by Keishamthong United Club held at Kwakeithel Moirangpurel Lampak, Imphal West. Biren said if we want to root out corruption in the state, the change should begin with bureaucrats and politicians. It is the responsibility of the people’s representative or MLAs to work for the welfare of theRead More

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