Bamboo workshop

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 14,  2019: National Bamboo Mission, Manipur on Friday organised  a state level workshop on the theme ‘Bamboo Resource and Product Development’ at the City Convention Centre, Imphal. Forest and environment minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar said bamboo plantation can be an alternative to jhum cultivation in the state. It can help in socio-economic upliftment of the bamboo growers and artisans. Bamboo products like bamboo shoot is one the most popular delicacies in the dtate. The plant is also used in making other infrastructures and high quality bambooRead More

Manipur government assures undisturbed salary disbursement

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 13, 2019: Manipur government has assured its employees that timely disbursement of salaries and benefits will not be impacted by the present financial situation. The assurance came following the banning  of withdrawal of fund from the Manipur government’s account by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has banned with effect from Wednesday. RBI assistant general manager Anita Kumari, in a letter to chairman of State Bank of India on Tuesday, instructed to cease payments of Manipur government. The letter stated “the government account has been overdrawn in excess ofRead More

AR seizes 16 rifles scopes

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 10, 2019: Assam Rifles Battalion under IGAR(S) has seized 16 rifles scopes with different magnifications of foreign origin at PVCP Khudengthabi, which were transported through Moreh into Imphal. The rifles scopes were found inside a vehicle which was travelling from Moreh to Imphal on June 8. A team  of Khudengthabi post, based on specific input received from a reliable source  regarding smuggling of arms and ammunitions, stopped a white colour Bolero with registration number MN 02 G 3230 travelling from Moreh to Imphal for checking.Read More

Ultimatum to ban government vehicles

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 10, 2019: Maphou Dam Road Ching-Tam Action Committee has served an ultimatum to chief minister N. Biren Singh to start repairing the dam road by June 13. The committee cautioned that government vehicles will not be allowed to pass the road if the government fails to take up repairing works as per the deadline saying that people of the dam area will start repairing the road. A memorandum containing the ultimatum was submitted today to the chief minister. It drew the attention of the chiefRead More

Myanmar delegates visits SKY hospital

Pothashang news service: Imphal, June 10, 2019: Ahead of the Imphal Conference (India-Myanmar) to be held tomorrow, the visiting 10–member Myanmar delegates led by H.E Dr Aung Moe Nyo, chief minister of Magway Region Government of Myanmar visited SKY Hospital on today afternoon. They were accompanied by V. Vumlunmang, Principal Secretary, Manipur. The visit was to inspect the infrastructure available at the “super specialility” Cardiac Hospital where world class facilities for Interventional Cardiology and Cardio Thoracic Vascular Surgery (open heart surgeries) are available. The visiting team inspected the Cath-lab, CTVSRead More

Organisations caution bandh in hills

Organisations caution bandh in hills Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 9, 2019: Social organisations have cautioned to impose bandh in hill areas if the maintenance of Imphal-Tamei road is not taken up in this month. The road maintenance work has been taken up by locals inhabited at the surroundings of the roadside due to overlook by North Eastern Council (NEC) since the past two years. Imphal- Tamei road, about 75 kilometer from Kangpokpi headquater has been neglecting by both state and NEC for the last two years. Due to theRead More

Security meet by Assam Rifles

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 8, 2019: Keithelmanbi Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) conducted a security meet at Lilong Company Operating Base (COB). The security forum was attended by the Meira Paibis, Ward Councilors along with representatives of local youth clubs. During the meet various aspects concerning security in the area were discussed and the locals were sensitized on current situation existing in the area of responsibility. An interaction was carried out on necessary measures to be undertaken for maintaining a strict vigilRead More

10 lakh saplings plantation in Manipur

Imphal, June 8, 2019 (DIPR): Forest department has has targeted to plant around 10 lakh saplings this year, said forest and environment and MAHUD (Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development) minister Th. Shyamkumar. He said the plantation will be taken up in collaboration with various stakeholders during the ongoing week-long observance of World Environment Day (June 6-11) and Van Mohatsav which will be observed in July. The minister was attending a tree plantation programme held as part of the week-long observance of the World Environment Day 2019 at the complexRead More

Drug user died, scribe and police injured in mob violence

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 7, 2019: One person allegedly a drug user reportedly died during interrogation by Anti Drug Joint Committee (ADJC), Kairang, Khomidok and Khabeisoi last night. A journalist was allegedly assaulted by an angry mob that dismantled the office of the anti-drug committee and residence of its president today at Kairang, Imphal East. The journalist was trying to fetch report of the incident. The deceased has been identified as one Md. Abdul Helim, 61, son of late Md. Abdul Majid of Khomidok Jama Masjid Maning, Imphal East.Read More

First Food Safety Day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 7, 2019: Commemorating the first ever World Food Safety Day, State Food Safety Authority, Manipur today observed food safety day under the theme “Food Safety, everyone’s business” at Medical Directorate Board hall, Lamphelpat, Imphal. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations General Assembly in December 2018 declated June 7 as the World Food Safety Day. Health services director and additional food safety commissioner, Dr. K. Rajo said unsafe food is a threat to human health and we must take precautionary measures. He urgedRead More

Shirui Lily Festival in October

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 6, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh today chaired the first meeting of the Organising Committee of 3rd State Level Shirui Lily Festival, held at his (chief minister’s) office. MLAs Khasim Vashum, K. Leishiyo, MLA of Alfred Kanngam S. Arthur, chairman of Ukhrul ADC Dr Yaronsho Ngalung, principal secretary (GAD) V. Vumlunmang, tourism commissioner Nidhi Kesarwani, torism director W. Ibohal, members of various CSOs of Ukhrul and headman of various villages of Ukhrul district attended the meeting. The meeting discussed about the tentative datesRead More

10 thousand fruit bearing tree saplings to be planted in Kangla Fort complex

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 6, 2019: The 30th edition of Kangla Fort Board meeting chaired by Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh who is also the president of the board has decided to plantation of saplings of about 10,000 indigenous fruit bearing trees inside historic Kangla fort and along the Imphal river bank adjoining Kangla within one week. The plantation would be taken up through horticulture director with the help of director general of police, forest department and member secretary of the Kangla Fort Board. The meeting was heldRead More

Bomb threats at two places

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 6, 2019: Two improvised explosive device (IED) were found at two different places in Imphal East district in two consecutive days. One IED was found yesterday near the residence of Yumnam Dinesh Singh,54 , son of late Y. Sarat Singh who is a special class contractor of Khurai Thoudam Leikai near NRL Oil Pump. Police said on receiving the information a team of district police rushed to the spot to take up security measures. Later a bomb expert team picked up the bomb and disposed atRead More

Assam Rifles ovserves World Environment Day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 6, 2019:  Keithalmanbi Battalion of 9 Sector AR observed World Environment Day by organising a series of activities at Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhalaya and nearby areas. The event commenced with an informative lecture on importance of trees followed by a tree Plantation Drive in which saplings were planted by the students, teachers and troops in nearby areas. The event witnessed the attendance of over 80 students, staff and troops. Mantripukhri Battalion of 9 Sector AR observed World Environment Day by organising a rally against pollutionRead More

Drugs destroyed

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 6 2019: Drug Disposal Committee of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Imphal destroyed drug that were seized by the Bureau yesterday at M/s Khuman Brick Field, Mongshangei Maning Ningombam Raod, Imphal. The destroyed drugs were Phentazone (152000 tablets), Phensedyl (49 bottles), and Pseudo-Ephedrine (511650 tablets). A press statement released by Imphal NCB superintendent said the drug disposal commitee consisting of Rakesh Chandra Shukla , zonal director,NCB, Guwahati (chairman), Watham Basu, SP-NAB, Manipur Police, Imphal, Madoli Daso, assistant commissioner, customs, Imphal met at the Mongshangei brick field to destroyRead More

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