CM Biren rejoices on extension of ILP in Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 11, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh announced that the Inner Line Permit System (ILPS) has been enforced in Manipur from Wednesday. The historic announcement was made by him during a press conference held at his secretariat. He told reporters that after the verbal assurance by Union hime minister Amit Shah in the Parliament on Monday, the extension of Inner Line Permit System to Manipur is being published in the Gazette of India on Wednesday. With such publication in the Gazette of India, it isRead More

Indo-Myanmar regional border committee meet held

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 11, 2019: The bilateral 15th Indo-Myanmar Regional Border Committee Meet was held at Imphal on Tuesday. The Indian delegation was headed by lieutenant general Rajeev Sirohi, AVSM, VSM, GOC Spear Corps while the Myanmar delegation was headed by major general Soe Tint Naing, commander, North West Command. A 19 member delegation consisting of officials of the Myanmar Army, Police and other agencies attended the meeting. The Indo-Myanmar Regional Border Committee Meet is a bi-annual landmark event held alternatively in Myanmar and India. The meeting addressedRead More

Biren happy over announcement for extension of ILP in Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 9, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh expressed his happiness over the announcement by the Union home minister to extend the Inner Line Permit System in Manipur on Monday. Biren, on behalf of the people of Manipur, expressed his sincere gratitude to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union home minister Amit Shah and former Union home minister Rajnath Singh for keeping their commitment and promises. He also paid tribute to the late Sapam Robinhood who sacrificed his life for the implementation of Inner LineRead More

MANPAC suspends total shutdown strike, AMSU to sustain strike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 9, 2019: Manipur People Against Citizenship Amendment Bill  (MANPAC) has suspended its total shut down strike, that was imposed on Tuesday, following the announcement of the Union home minister Amit Shah in the Parliament to extend Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Manipur. Manpac convenor Yumnamcha Dilipkumar said the strike is suspended as the Union minister has announced that ILP system will be extended in Manipur and that CAB will not cover Manipur. However an emergency review meeting will be held on Tuesday at AMUCO office,Read More

Biren inspects solid waste treatment plant

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 9, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Monday inspected the Solid Waste Treatment plant located at Lamdeng Khunou in Imphal West district and a site located nearby where a new bio-medical treatment plant would be set up soon. Biden told reporters that the existing plant has no treatment facility for bio-medical wastes. Moreover, its daily consumption capacity is only 100 tonnes though Imphal city produces around 130 tonnes of garbage every day. As such, there is urgent need for a new plant which alsoRead More

AR seizes Heroin worth Rs 57 lakh

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 9, 2019: Assam Rifles under HQ IGAR (South), in a joint operation with Kakching Police, seized drugs worth Rs 57 Lakh at Pallel, Kakching district on December Saturday Based on the specific information, troops of Assam Rifles and Kakching Police established a Mobile Vehicle Checkpost along NH-102 road from Pallel to Kakching and intercepted an auto rickshaw in which a woman passenger was traveling with a hand bag, said a press statement released on Monday. During the checking 11 soap cases containing 142.67 grams ofRead More

MANPAC to intensify anti-CAB movements

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 8, 2019: Manipur People Against Citizenship  (Amendment) Bill (MANPAC) has resolved to intensify people’s movement against Citizenship  (Amendment) Bill from Sunday. The resolution was taken in a one-day leaders’ meet held at the office of All Manipur United Clubs Organisation, here. The meet was moderated my MANPAC convenor Yumnamcha Dilipkumar and participated by representatives of different political parties, civil society organisations and MANPAC reaffirmed to oppose the Bill. It agreed to urge all the MPs from Manipur to actively oppose the Bill when it is tabledRead More

Biren inspects preparation for Japan PM visit

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 7, 2019: Manipur chief minister along with his Cabinet ministers inspected the preparations being made for the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at Maibam Lotpa Ching, also known as Red Hill at Bishnupur district on Saturday. Modi and Shinzo is likely to visit Manipur on December 17. During the visit, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pay tribute to the Japanese soldiers who lost their lives during World War II in Manipur at Imphal Peace Memorial located at MaibamRead More

Imphal-Dimapur flight service launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 7, 2019: Manipur chief minister Shri N. Biren Singh on Saturday launched the Imphal-Dimapur direct flight service at Imphal International Airport. The flight service would be operational thrice a week. Biren expressed his happiness over the launching of the Imphal-Dimapur flight service which is being operated by Alliance Air, a private airlines company. He said better connectivity would build deeper connections among the people of the two states. He maintained that such flight service would further strengthen the friendly relations between the states. Thee AllianceRead More

Manipur zoological garden gets Sangai enclosure for display

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 7, 2019: Citizens can now watch Sangai in full view, forest and environment minister Th. Shyamkumar said as he inaugurated enclosure of the brow entlred deer at Manipur Zoological Garden, Lamphelpat on Saturday. The minister declared the Sangai enclosure opened for public display. The Sangai enclosure has an area of 4,800 square metres with marshy vegetation, similar to the natural habitat of Sangai. The enclosure houses a large paddock area to meet the animal’s biological requirements including provision for night shelter, kraal and keeper gallery. TheRead More

Manipur will be fully protected from CAB apprehension: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 6, 2019: The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) will not affect Manipur and its people in any way and the Union home minister Amit Shah had pointed out two-three options so that Manipur remain protected from the apprehension the outcome of the bill, Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh said this on Friday. Biren was interacting with reporters at Imphal airport.  He said he along with representatives of some political parties and civil society organisations met Union Home minister Amit Shah regarding CAB. The option of protectionRead More

IED explodes in front of Vishal shopping mall

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 6, 2019: A ‘low intensity Improvised Explosive Device’ was blasted in front of Vishal shopping mall, Chingmeirong here on Friday early morning. According to locals the bomb was blasted at around 6 am. The bomb was suspected to be planted by some unknown miscreants. According to police the bomb was a low intensity explosive device and made with simple Royal Demolition Explosive (RDX) type explosive which is attached to a mobile phone as trigger device mechanism. It is reported that there was some monetary ransom demandsRead More

Manipur has been enduring ill effects of insurgency

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 5, 2019:  Manipur has been enduring the ill effects of insurgency, which is disrupting the social harmony of the state and is also having an adverse impact on the economic development of the state. This was stated by Manipur governor Najma Heptulla during a seminar on “Changing security paradigm in North East- Implications and Imperatives which was inaugurated on Thursday at City Convention Centre, here. The seminar was organised by Assam Rifles; Sentinels of the North East under the aegis of HQ Director General, Assam Rifles.Read More

Indian veteran football team to wear black jersey to supports movements on issues in Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 5, 2019: Indian veteran football team led by its captain Birendra Singh Kangjam will be playing in black jersey in the ‘Asian Track and Turf Federation International Veterans Football Championship’ to be held at Phuket, Thailand to support the movements on various issues of Manipur. The team left Manipur on Thursday by wearing black showing their contemplation and consciousness of the present issues in Manipur. The championship will start from Friday and conclude on Monday. The Birendra, 65, is from Haobam Marak Kangjam Leikai. Match managerRead More

Celebrating Manipur Sankritan

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 4, 2019: To commemorate inclusion of Manipuri Nat Sankirtana in the UNESCO’s intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity ‘Celebrating Sankirtana of Manipur: India’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ was organised at Banquet hall, 1st MR, Imphal, on Wednesday. The programme was jointly organised by Intellectual Forum of North East, department of sankirtana, Manipur University of Culture, department of dance and music, Manipur University and Manipur Citizen Forum. Manipur governor Dr. Najma Heptulla said State Level Committee of Nata Sankirtana has been observing Sankirtana Day in the stateRead More

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