75th anniversary of Battle of Imphal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 23, 2019: Ambassador of Japan to India, Kenji Hiramatsu said that there is huge potential in collaboration with the people of the North East India and would like to have an Intellectual Dialogue with the people to see visible changes in the region. Kenji was addressing at the Commemoration of Platinum Jubilee of The Battle of Imphal held at  Manipur State Film Development Society auditorium on Saturday. He invited the promising youths to work in Japan under the Technical Intern Training Programme. Kenji mentioned that 24Read More

Overdraft neutralised says Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 21, 2019: The overdraft has been neutralised and restrictions on the financial transactions by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would be lifted soon, chief minister Biren Singh announced at the celebration of the 5th International Day of Yoga at Indoor Stadium, Khuman Lampak, Imphal East. Biren said if there is unity, sincerity and transparency in governance, then the government would gain trust from the people. He mentioned that trust is the most important component so as to have peace and tranquillity amongst the communities. IndiaRead More

Biren inspects Nambul river project

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 21, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Friday inspected the work-in-progress under the Rejuvenation and Conservation of Nambul River project at different locations along the Nambul river. Biren told reporters that the first phase of the project would be undertaken in the polluted stretch of the Nambul river i.e. Iroisemba to Heirangoithong area. He mentioned that a sum of Rs. 97 crores has been approved for the said project. A sewage pipeline would be constructed along the both sides of the Nambul river.Read More

Minister clarifies over rice distribution irregularities

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June, 19, 2019: Consumer affairs, food and public distribution minister Karam Shyam today said the government make sure that the distribution of rice to the 60 Assembly Constituencies of Manipur is done on a regular basis through fair price shops and that the whole record and utilization certificate of the distribution are well- maintained. The minister made this clarification in a press conference convened today at his  Old Sectretariat  office in connection with the claims made by Khurai Kendra MLA L. Susindro  Meitei in various TV channelsRead More

Pineapple and summer fruits festival at Sangaithel

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 19, 2019: A 4-day ‘Festival of Pineapple and Summer Fruits’  was kicked off today at Sangaithel Park, Imphal West. The festival aims to promote pineapple and fruit farming in the surrounding areas of Sangaithel park besides conserving the environment. Horticulture and soil conservation minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar assured to set up a cold storage at Sangaithel area to benefit the pineapple and fruit farmers. He said he will take up the matter in the Cabinet to organise pineapple festival at one time with more funding. He appealedRead More

DoNER   ministry approves Rs 176.43  crores for Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 19, 2019: The ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has approved a total amount of Rs.176.43 crores for different schemes to be undertaken in the state. The amount was approved by the Inter Ministerial Committee (IMC) of the ministry in its meeting held at New Delhi on Tuesday. The IMC meeting was chaired by secretary DoNER Dr. Inder Jit Singh. Chief secretary Dr. J. Suresh Babu, additional chief secretary Dr. Suhel Akhtar and other senior officers of the state government participated in theRead More

Biren meets Modi

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 16, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman separately on Saturday and apprised them of the financial situation of the state, resulting from the ban imposed by the RBI on drawals from the Treasury. He requested them that the state government of Manipur may be given the flexibility to decide the quantum of borrowings under Open Market Borrowings within the overall ceiling fixed by the Finance Ministry, said a press statement released by chief minister’s secretariatRead More

AMHSDA Condemned Attack on Doctor on Duty, One day strike to stage

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 16, 2019: The All Manipur Health Services Doctors Association (AMHSDA) strongly condemned attacks on doctor in West Bengal. In a press statement issued by the Association condemned physical assault on Dr. Paribaha Mukherjee on 10th June at NRS Medical College, Kolkata and the subsequent attacks on the Doctor’s Hostels with weapons. The statement said that AMHSDA stands in support of their colleagues in West Bengal in view of their commitment towards safe and non-violent working environment for Doctors. The AMHSDA extends support to the IndianRead More

2000 civil service aspirants participate in IAS scholarship test

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 16, 2019: More than 2000 IAS aspirants participated in a mega scholarship exams conducted by Alternative Learning System (ALS) in association with Manipur government. The exam aimed to select the Top 150 candidates to be sponsored under Chief Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Civil Services Aspirants. Exams were conducted in Imphal East, Imphal West, Chandel, Thoubal, Bishnupur, Churachandpur, Kangpokpi, Senapati, Jiribam, Tamenglong and  Ukhrul districts under the supervision of deputy commissioners of each district along with the appointed nodal officers. This scholarship exam has created an opportunity forRead More

Stolen car handed over to Meghalaya police

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 15, 2019: One lost Hyundai I20 car that belong to Meghalaya was recovered in Manipur and Manipur police handed over to Meghalaya police today. Police said the car bearing registration number MNO6 LA 5306 white in colour having engine number G6LAHM705510, chasis number MALBM51BLHM483597M was seized and recovered from one Ningthoujam Shyamo of Wangjing Sorokhaibam leikai by a team of Thoubal police led by sub-inspector, L. Premkumar under the supervision of SDPO, Thoubal, M. Bishworjit Singh. It is said that the stolen car has beenRead More

Two arrested with drugs

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 15, 2019: A man and a lady were today arrested with drugs from different places. The man was identified as Singamayum Jawed shah, 25, son of  late S. Majahar Shah  of Phoudel Litan Leirak. A team of Yairipok police arrested him with 24 numbers of suspected WY tablets this morning from Yairipok Bazar. On his disclosure Yairipok police under the overall supervision of superintendent of police  Thoubal Dr S. Ibomcha Singh arrested Singamayum Nooreda Bibi, 47, wife of SM. Nasimuddin of Singa Makha Leikai with 224 SP tablets,Read More

Biren orders enquiry in works and power departments, imposes ban on issue of expenditure sanction and passing of bills

Pothashang News Serviced: Imphal, June 13, 2019: Manipur chief minister Biren Singh has on Thursday ordered enquiry in Public Works and power departments following withdrawal of “huge” funds during the March to May while the Model Code of Conduct was in force. A committee has been set up for the enquiry. It will also examine if large amount of cash were withdrawn by other departments. The committee comprised of principal secretary V. Vumlunmang as chairman, commissioner cum secretary Nidhi Kesarwani and deputy secretary W. Ajit Singh as Members. All administrativeRead More

AR organises day against child labour

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 12, 2019: Tulihal and Keithelmanbi Battalions of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) observed “World Day Against Child Labour” by organising an Awareness Drive on prevention of child labour on 12 June. With an aim to raise awareness among the students, Patsoi Company Operating Base (COB) of Tulihal Battalion organised a debate cum seminar on prevention of Child Labour at Combined Public school, Sagoltongba.  The Seminar commenced with a brief opening address by COB Commander followed by an informative lecture on preventionRead More

Pineapple processing unit installed in Kakching

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 12, 2019: Horticulture and soil conservation minister Th. Shyamkumar today inaugurated Meira Foods organic pineapple processing unit at the Kuraopokpi Industrial Estate in Kakching. The organic pineapple processing unit is supported by the Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA), department of horticulture and soil conservation under the Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North East Region (MOVCDNER), a scheme under the ministry of agriculture and farmers’ welfare, and financed by NEDFI (North East Development Finance Corporation), Manipur branch. Shyamkumar said he was hopeful that the organicRead More

Students’ transporters demand clarification over attacks

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 12, 2019: All Manipur School Students Transporter Association (AMSSTA) has warned to cease school van service if miscreants failes to clarify over attacks to school van within five days. A sit-in rally was organised today at Sawombung market in Imphal East. General secretary of AMSSTA, Jimmy Tongbram who was at the rally said some unknown organizations have been attacking towards school van service without giving a reason. On May 5 one school van was vandalized with gun shot at Lamlai Mayai Leikai, Imphal East and anotherRead More

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