Manipur must immediately release students, Professors involved in the Manipur University protest

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, 25 September, 2018: Six professors and nine students of Manipur University arrested by the police should be immediately released, Amnesty International India said today. The professors and students have been arrested for a range of offences including ‘wrongful confinement’, ‘attempt to murder’, ‘kidnapping’ and ‘criminal conspiracy’. “Students and teachers have a right to protest and the Manipur government must respect this right. Midnight raids and subsequent detentions inside a university campus, based on unsubstantiated allegations, is outright harassment,” said Arijit Sen, Programme Manager, Amnesty International India. On 20Read More

Students confronts police on Imphal city streets

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 25, 2018: College and school students today faced tear gas and mock bomb when police tried to disperse while agitating at different parts of Imphal. The students’ demonstrations were taken in solidarity to the demand for withdrawal of security forces deployed inside the Manipur University and release of varsity students and teachers who were arrested following the midnight police action inside the varsity. Police fired mock bombs at DM College road when the students demonstrated along the city street. Students of TG Girls Higher Secondary and CC HigherRead More

Biren appeals for dialogue over Manipur University row

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 25, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has today appealed stakeholders and student organisations to come forward for dialogue to find amicable solution to the Manipur University crisis. Biren said any discontents and issue can be resolved through dialogue. The chief minister made the appeal at the inauguration of Main Building Complex of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Utlou Bishnupur district. Biren said bandhs and general strikes severely affect the lives of the common people of the state. He mentioned that suchRead More

Macha Leima lambasts police action inside varsity campus

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 24, 2018: Manipur Chanura Leishem Marup (Macha Leima) has lambasted the September 20 midnight crackdown at Manipur University by security force. Recalling a statement of the chief minister N. Biren Singh, at which he had stated that criminals can be crack down at any time either night or noon, a statement by Macha Leima questioned the chief minister on whether all the students and the faculties at Manipur University are criminals. “Are the faculties of MU Criminals? Are those students at the hostel preparing for exam criminals?”, theRead More

Biren effigy burnt over MU issue

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 24, 2018: Demanding to release the arrested students and teachers of Manipur University volunteers of Manipur youth congress committee on Monday burnt the effigy of chief minister Biren Singh in front of Congress Bhavan. Police foiled the attempt to burn another effigy which is of Adya Prasad Pandey.  “Modiji talks about digital India. How can it be successful when the internet is downed. Has it helped to main law and order in the state. His CM is an incapable CM. Normalcy has not been brought in theRead More

CM Biren appeals for positive effort to resolve MU impasse

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 24, 2018: The state government is committed to restore normalcy and peaceful academic atmosphere in Manipur University, said Manipur chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh during the joint Hill Leaders’ Day and Meeyamgi Numit held at his secretariat today. He told reporters that the state government would mediate in its fullest capacity in resolving the present turmoil in Manipur University. The state government would act as a mediator between the Centre and Manipur University community to resolve the issue. He appealed the people, civil society organisations and otherRead More

Blast in Imphal city injures seven

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 24, 2018: Blast in the heart of Imphal city greeted Monday morning injuring seven manual labourers. Six injured persons were rushed to Regional Institute of Medical Sciences while one was taken to Raj Policlinic hospital. They are Dharam Yadav, 30, from Bihar presently residing at Majorkhul, Sunil Gupta, 38 from UP presently residing at Khoyathong, Chotu Sahani, 26, from UP presently residing at Majorkhul, Dharjit Shah, 32, from Bihar residing at Nagamapal, Ranjit Shah, 46, from Bihar residing at Nagamapal, Dharmendra Sahani, 32, from UP residing atRead More

Manipur University faces fresh crisis; new VC takes charge

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 21, 2018: Manipur police has arrested 89 Manipur University students and 6 teachers for acting against the new vice-chancellor by disallowing him to enter the varsity campus on the previous day. The arrests were made following a complaint made by the vice-chancellor of the university professor K. Yugindro at Singjamei Police station against 31 members of Manipur University Students’ Union and Manipur University Teachers’ Association. The state police have also announced to suspend mobile internet services for five days in connection with the issue as itRead More

Manipur PCC cautions government over MU issue

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 21, 2018: Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee has the termed the state action against the Manipur University students and teachers as dictatorial. It demanded immediate release of the students and teachers who were arrested by the police. Former chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh told reporters at Congress Bhavan today that “we strongly condemned the raid inside the varsity campus. This dictatorship cannot be tolerated by Congress in this democratic country”, “taking up sudden steps instead of fulfilling the agreement brought with the authorities and varsity communityRead More

Manipur government to launch PradhanMantri Jan ArogyaYojana

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 21, 2018: Manipur government is all set to launch PradhanMantri Jan ArogyaYojana, PM-JAY, a special health scheme for the poor, said Health and family welfare minister L. Jayantakumar Singh today. Talking to reporters at his office the minister said chief minister N. Biren Singh will formally launch the health scheme for the poor on the September 23 in Imphal. The programme will be launched nationwide by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the same day. Jayantakumar said introduction of the new scheme will be aRead More

Andro people performs Langban Lam-haiba

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 20, 2018: Villagers of Andro of Manipur’s Imphal East district have a unique traditional ritual of inviting ancestors’ soul and offer them food, flowers and fruits as annual observation. The offering is made paying tribute to the ancestral heavenly souls. The ritual is practiced on the first Sunday of the traditional month Langban. For this season it was held on September 16. The ritual called Langban Lam-haiba begins with preparation of floor space for the souls to land to enjoy the offering. Naharup Pana ShangRead More

IGAR calls on governor

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 20, 2018: Major general K P Singh, YSM, Inspector General Assam Rifles called on Manipur governor Dr  Najama Heptulla, yesterday. The governor appreciated the efforts made by Assam Rifles in maintaining a peaceful environment in the state which is very well evident from the reduced presence and hold of prominent UG outfits in the state. She credited Assam rifles for the prevailing peace situation in the state and attributed its improved social condition to the meaningful civic action activities undertaken by the force for upliftment ofRead More

Guest house foundation stone laid

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 16, 2018: Works minister Thongam Biswajit Singh laid the foundation stone of the Manipur Cultural Integration Conference Guest House today, in the presence of Yaiskul MLA Th. Satyabrata Singh, at Palace Compound, Thangapat Mapal, Dolphin road, Imphal. Biswajit exuded confidence that the guest house will promote integration among the different communities in the State through culture. He said only when we forget and forgive our past mistakes we can bring integration of the different communities in our society. He explained that Manipur is inhabited by differentRead More

Manipuri textile – Naoroibam Indramani

Contd. from 9th September 2018 Department of weaving : The manuscript `Loishang Lingkhatpa’, the account of the establishment of various administrative departments during the reign of different kings in Manipur, gives a valuable information about the first establishment of the Thishaba Loishang’, the Department of weaving during the time of Meidingu Pakhangba. He was the first historical king of Manipur who reigned from 33 to 154 A.D. From that time the department had its responsibilities for the task of making royal clothes of various designs. `Charei Phishahanba’ was the headRead More

Anti Vehicle Theft Team held 1000 cars robber

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 14, 2018: The Anti Vehicle Theft Team (AVTT) of Manipur police arrested one vehicle lifter who apparently involved in stealing as many as 1000 cars over the year from National Capital Region (NCR). The vehicle lifter has been identified as Md. Juma Khan alias Armaan son of Md. Rasid Ali of Yairipok Bishnunaha . He had been arrested thrice by Delhi police. He was arrested yesterday during a drive conducted by AVTT against the culprit involved in stealing vehicles. According to the anti vehicle theft teamRead More

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