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Poppy plantation of 148 acres destroyed

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 28, 2020: A joint team of NAB, NCB, forest department, 3rd IRB Bn, IW district police, IE district, Thoubal district police, home guards and Tengnoupal district police and revenue separtment on Thursday destroyed poppy plantations of about 148 acres at Tollen hill range in Tengnoupal district. The team was led by SP, NAB W. Basu, SP, Tengnoupal Vikramjit and DC TPL M. Rajkumar along with ASP, operations, Thoubal S. Sachidananda, ASP, NAB Saklemba RK, ASP, NAB Th. Brinda, ASP Tengnoupal  Sangboi and Deputy CO, 3rdRead More


Manipur Police recovers IED on Republic Day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 27, 2020: Manipur Police recovered an improvised explosive device (IED)from Imphal River bank at Singjamei Waikhom Leikai on Republic Day and arrested two suspects with the IED blast triggered on January 23 at RIMS crossing in Imphal. The explosive device was recovered from the disclosure of Wangjam Premchand alias Tabi, a ‘trained PREPAK’ cadre, of Singjamei Waikhom Leikai, Imphal West. He was arrested on January 24 during follow-up action of seizure of one hand grenade from his homestead on the previous day by a team ofRead More


Manipur celebrates Republic Day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 26, 2020: Manipur joined the rest of the country in celebrating the 71st Republic Day of India with the state level function held at the historic Kangla Fort. The celebration began with the Governor Najma Heptulla unfurling the National flag and inspecting the guard of honour. She took salute from 118 different march past contingents including uniformed services, schools, colleges and bands platoons, 17 cultural troupes and 16 tableaux of different government departments. The governor handed out President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service to JemadarRead More


Manipur’s Mary becomes first woman sportsperson to get Padma Vibhushan, Bembem to get Padmashree

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 26, 2020: Boxing icon MC Mary Kom of Manipur became the first sportswoman to be conferred Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second highest civilian award and former Indian women’s football team captain Oinam Bembem Devi to be conferred Padma Shri, fourth highest civilian award. The ministry of home affairs on Republic Day celebration eve announced the list of Padma awardees. The awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year. This yearRead More


2 Manipur cops to receive Police Medal for Gallantry

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 26, 2020: Inspector B Lunthang Vaiphei will receive 4th Bar to Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG) and havildar Md Samadur Rahaman will be given PMG on the occasion of Republic Day 2020. President’s police medal for distinguished service will be given to havildar Sambulal Pradhan of police headquarters, Imphal. Police medal for meritorious service will be received by Lunsieh Kipgen , IGP (Zone-II), Imphal; Thokchom Manihar Singh, inspector, Imphal West; NG Anthony Suresh, officer in-charge, Churachandpur police station; L Debananda Singh, sub-inspector, CID (SB) Imphal; KhaikhojamRead More


Manipur GDP doubled: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 24, 2020: Gross domestic product of Manipur has increased to double, from 4 percent to 8 percent, during the present government. Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh said this at inauguration of the consultative meeting on food processing cum technology exhibition under Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Connect North East at CSIR – North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST), branch laboratory, Lamphelpat on Friday. Biren said the revenue collection has increased from around 500 crores to around 900 crores after the implementationRead More


Assam Rifles Director General visits Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 24, 2020: Lieutenant General Sukhdeep Sangwan, SM**, Director General of Assam Rifles, visited Manipur on a one-day visit to inspect functioning of the Assam Rifles units deployed in different parts of the state including Somsai on Friday. The Army General is the head of Assam Rifles and is responsible for the Assam Rifle personnels throughout North East. The Director General Assam Rifles was received by Major General KP Singh, YSM, Inspector General Assam Rifles (South), said a statement released by Assam Rifles. The General OfficerRead More


Manipur guv pitches for gender budget allocation

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 24, 2020: The state government should consider for gender budget allocation specifically for women in the state, Manipur governor Najma Heptulla said at the National Girl Child Day 2020 held at City Convention Centre, here on Friday. Heptulla said ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ is not just a slogan but to commit ourselves to save and educate girl child so as to make a good citizen of this country. We need to counter the negative gender stereotype as it would hamper in harnessing the potential andRead More


Manipur Photography Club celebrates foundation day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 24, 2020: Manipur Photography Club on Friday celebrated its 9th foundation with a function held at Sagolband Thangapat Mapan, here. To mark the foundation day the photography club had scheduled to organise a night photo shooting programme on the same day at Tentha village in Thoubal district. The foundation day was observed in presence of its president Devendra hijam, vice-president Bishambor Kshetrimayum and general secretary Radhakant Sharma. The club has been registered at Federation of Indian Photography. It has a total of 120 members.


President to confer national award to Imphal East DC Rangitabali

Pothashang News Servcice: Imphal, January 23, 2020: The Election Commission of India is conferring deputy commissioner/district election officer Imphal East, Dr Rangitabali Waikhom with the “Best Electoral Practices Awards, 2019” under “Inclusive and Participative Election.” The Award will be distributed by the President of India on January 25 in connection with the National Voters Day at Zorawar Auditorium, Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi, a DIPR press release said. Manipur became the first state in the country to introduce all-women polling booths in an entire assembly constituency in the recently concluded Lok SabhaRead More


Imphal company produces paper cups

Pothashang New Service: Imphal, January 23, 2020: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Thursday launched GAT Cup, single use disposable cups manufactured by Global Approaching Track, an Imphal based private company. This was the first time to produce production bio-degradable disposable paper cups in Manipur. The launching ceremony was held at the chief minister’s office. Biren said it was really encouraging that the state has started witnessing an entrepreneurship movement in the past couple of years with many educated and talented youth putting in efforts to run their own businessRead More


Manipur targets to eliminate Hepatitis by 2030: Health minister

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January, 23, 2020: Manipur health minister L. Jayantakumar Singh on Thursday informed that the state government sets its objective to eliminate Hepatitis disease by the year 2030. The minister was a dressing at the Empathy Campaign cum awareness programme of Viral Hepatitis with free vaccination held at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), here. National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme was launched in 2018 by the ministry of health and family wellfare, government of India with the objective to provide free screening, testing, diagnosis and treatment ofRead More


‘Manipur government looks for solar energy park site’

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 23, 2020:  Manipur government is looking for a suitable site for setting up of a solar energy park in order to supplement to state’s power requirement, Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh said on Thursday. He said this on the back drop of providing uninterrupted power supply as required in modern development. Biren was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 1st MITCON 2020, a conference of IT companies of the state at Hotel Imphal. The conference was organised by Information and Technology (INCOTE) Foundation, aRead More


Blast in Imphal injures girl

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 23, 2020: An early morning blast in the heart of Imphal along the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences road injured a minor girl on Thursday. The blast took place at around 4: 55 am in front of a shop ahead of the Republic Day March Past rehearsal that passed through Kangla road which is about half a kilometer away from the blast site. State security force has been alert in Imphal since the past few days in connection with the upcoming Republic Day celebration. So farRead More


CM Biren inspects progress of sports infrastructure construction

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 22, 2020 : Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh along with the officials of youth affairs and sports department inspected the work progress of laying of astro-turf at Langjing Achouba football ground in Imphal West and installation of flood lighting system at the main stadium and hockey stadium at Khuman Lampak in Imphal East on Wednesday. Biken told reporters that the laying of astro-turf and installation of flood lighting systems would be completed by mid-February this year. Football training is being given to young players inRead More


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