MSPC – 2016 main examination quashed by Manipur HC, CBI to investigate

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, 18 October 2019: The Manipur High Court today quashed the controversial Manipur Civil Services Combined Competitive Examination 2016. In a landmark judgement by a divisional bench of the Manipur High Court, comprising of Justice Lanusungkum Jamir and Justice Kh. Nobin Singh also quashed the consequential orders for the appointment of those declared recruited. The divisional bench’s ruling also directed the Central Bureau of Investigation, (CBI) New Delhi to investigate into the conduct of the Main Examination, 2016 by the Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC) within aRead More

Police vandalise encroached shops in Imphal city

Pothashang New Service: Imphal, 18 October 2019: Imphal police vandalised encroached shop portions of around 50 shops along the Waheng Leikai market area, here on Friday. Police says it will continue to smash the shops that encroach public property. “We are wrecking the encroached portions of the shops which were found constructing stairs on the pedestrian paths and over the water pipelines,” superintendent of police (traffic) KS. Sarma told reporters. She cautioned all not to encroach public property anywhere as she appeals to respect public property. “We will take up properRead More

Cultural cum literary meet, 2019 concludes

Imphal, 18 October, 2019 (DIPR): Governor of Manipur Dr. Najma Heptulla said that the State of Manipur is vibrant with natural beauty and boasts of a rich cultural heritage. The unique language and literature of Manipur are widely appreciated on the global platform, she added. She was speaking as the Chief Guest at the closing function of the INAT, Celebration of Cultural Cum Literary Meet, 2019 organised by Manipur University of Culture at the auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society today. Governor said that Manipur University of Culture isRead More

Workshop on realistic painting of tribal art concludes

Imphal, October 18, 2019 (DIPR): A five day workshop on ‘Realistic Painting of Tribal Art’ which began from October 14 at Tribal Research Institute (TRI), Imphal concluded today. Tribal Affairs & Hills Minister Shri N. Kayisii attended the valedictory function of the workshop held at the Mini Conference of TRI, Chingmeirong, as the Chief Guest and distributed certificates of participation to the twenty tribal artists attending the workshop. Speaking on the occasion, N. Kayisii said that tribal arts has enormous scope as an art form to explore and document tribalRead More

Manipur has everything in the field of art & culture: Prahlad Singh Patel

Imphal, 17 October 2019 (DIPR): Union Minister of State, Independent Charge Shri Prahlad Singh Patel has expressed that Manipur has everything ranging from fusion music, martial arts to variety of traditional attire. However, when we visit Nagaland we cannot find these diversities. All this diversity need be accumulated and preserved continuously so that the next generation will also move forward. The Manipuri University of Culture will play an important role in preserving all these diverse culture and tradition, Minister added. Speaking as chief guest at the inaugural function of theRead More

Minister Biswajit launches Samarth in state

Imphal, 17 October, 2019 (DIPR): Textiles, Commerce and Industries Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh launched the Live Streaming and Training of SAMARTH, Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector today at the Manipur Trade & Expo Centre, Lamboi Khongnangkhong, Imphal. Addressing the formal launching function, Shri Biswajit said that Manipur is the first State to launch training under the scheme. He said the State had signed an agreement on August 14, 2019 in the presence of Union Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani to take project SAMARTH and impart skill developmentRead More

Vast coverage of rural poor households indicates successful implementation of MSRLM: Biswajit

Imphal, 17 October, 2019 (DIPR): Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh has stated that covering 20318 rural poor households has shown successful implementation of Manipur State Rural Livelihoods Mission in the State. He was speaking at the inaugural function of a 10-day long 12th Regional SARAS fair held at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen, Palace Compound, Imphal. The Minister maintained that the State is leading in successful implementation of Rural Livelihoods Mission since its inception in 2015. At present, the Mission is being implemented in four resourceRead More

Humanism Foundation organises awareness camp on skill development

Bishnupur, 17 October, 2019: A mass awareness on skill development courses was jointly organised by Humanism Foundation and 11Gurkha Rifles at Ngaikhong Siphai Community Hall. Managing Trustee of Humanism Foundation, Wahengbam Rorrkychand Singh; Pradhan of Ngaikhong Khullen Gram Panchayat, Moirangthem Bala Devi; President of ULASO Club, Ngaikhong Siphai and Major of 11 GR, Rajan Kumar attended the awareness as presidium members. During the awareness camp Managing Trustee of Humanism Foundation, Rorrkychand  extensively talked on courses being offered by Humanism Foundation under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikash Yojana scheme of National SkillRead More

Vegetable seeds distributed to farmers

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 17, 2019: Manipur horticulture and soil conservation department on Thursday distributed vegetable seeds to 32 registered farmers of 12 districts during a function held at the training hall, Khonghampat, horticulture complex, here. The seeds were distributed under the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) scheme. Horticulture and soil conservation minister Th. Shyamkumar said the department is distributing winter seeds to the registered farmers every year so that they can plant the seeds at their respective land or courtyard. A meeting will be held very soonRead More

Shirui festival kicks off

Pothashng News Service: Imphal, October 160, 2019: The third Shirui Lily Festival was kicked off on Wednesday at Shirui village of Ukhrul in presence of Manipur chief minister N. Biren Sing and Union minister of state for culture and tourism Prahlad Singh Patel. The pompous festival inauguration was attended by a number of dignitaries and hundreds of people from different parts of the state. Biren Singh said Manipur has been marching ahead and peace has been prevailed in the state with the love and blessings of the people since theRead More

100 years centenary celebration of Ukhrul Sub-division held

Ukhrul district, October 16, 2019 (DIPR): Just as the Ukhrul Sub-Division completes 100 years of its functioning, a Centenary Celebration was held by the District Administration, Ukhrul with Revenue Minister Shri Karam Shyam and Commissioner Revenue, Government of Manipur , Shri Gyan Prakash , IAS as the Chief Guest and the President respectively at Sub-Divisonal Office, Ukhrul Mini Secretariat today. Tracing history, Minister Karam Shyam mentioned that out of the South-West area Headquarter, the North-East area was occupied by Ukhrul while Tamenglong was part of the North-West area during theRead More

Governor advises judo practitioners to safegaurd the sanctity of the sports discipline

Imphal, October 16, 2019 (DIPR):  Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla opened the National Sub-Junior and Cadets’ Judo Championships, 2019 at Khuman Lampak Indoor Stadium, Imphal, today. The championship is organized by Manipur Judo Association under the aegis of Judo Federation of India and will continue till October 19, 2019. Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla said that Manipur is widely known as the “Power House” of sports in the country and has produced a number of National and International sportspersons in various disciplines including the sportRead More

Black Day total shut down affects normal life in the state

Pothashang News Service:  Imphal, October, 15, 2019: The 24 hours state wide shutdown called by various proscribed militant outfits against the merger of Manipur into India Union on October 15, 1949 has crippled normal life in the state. The day is observed as “Black Day” in protest against the merger agreement signed between Maharaja Bodhachandra of Manipur and Government of India at Shillong on September 21, 1949 which became effective from October 15, 1949. Khwairamband Ima Markets, Paona Market, Thangal Market and other business establishments in the state remained closed.Read More

State celebrates Mera Houchongba

Imphal, October 13, 2019 (DIPR): Mera Houchongba, which exemplifies oneness and brotherhood among the people of different ethnic communities residing in the State was celebrated with pomp, gaiety and traditional fervour at Kangla today with Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh as the chief guest and Titular King Shri Leishemba Sanajaoba as the functional president. Art and Culture Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar, Public Health Engineering Minister Shri L. Dikho, MP Shri Lorho Pfoze, State Planning Board Deputy Chairman Shri S. Rajen, Manipur Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board Chairman ShriRead More

Manipur tops MSME business registration in NE

Imphal, October 11, 2019 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that Manipur has emerged as the top in terms of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) businesses registration among the NorthEastern States of the country. This was stated by him at the press conference held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today. Addressing to media persons, Chief Minister stated that according to the Annual Report published by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India, during 2015-19, MSME business registration in Manipur is 12,438 which is more than allRead More

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