Manipur Democratic Alliance demands Centre for written assurance to protect Manipur integrity

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 11, 2019: While people in Manipur take up demonstrations to protect Manipur’s integrity with the concluding of the peace talks between the NSCN (I-M) and the Government of India, Manipur Democratic Alliance has appealed the Union home minister Amit Shah to furnish a written assurance so that integrity of Manipur would not be affected by the peace talks result. Manipur Democratic Alliance is a group of about 10 political parties. It made the appeal during a press conference. Convenor of the democratic alliance M. TombiRead More

Bomb explodes at Langthabal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 11, 2019: A bomb was exploded at the gate of the office of Bharatiya Infra Project Limited on Monday at about 5 am. The  office cum residential building is owned by Ningombam Ibochouba, 49, son of N. Nabakumar of Langthabal Lep Awang Leikai, Imphal West which falls under the jurisdiction of Singjamei police station. A case has been registered at the concerned police station. According to CCTV camera footage installed at the gate of Bharatiya Infra Project Limited one individual wearing helmet and rain proof jacket cameRead More

Yet another bomb hoax in Imphal city

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 10, 2019: A bomb hoax disrupted Imphal city traffic along Kangla road disrupted traffic for about 30 minutes on Sunday morning. A water bottle flask was found suspicious to be an explosive by some police personnel on at about 11.30 am. It was found on the road median just at the foot of traffic post erected between Johnstone Higher Secondary School and the bus stand near the western Kangla gate. To prevent any untoward incident the state police block the highway. A team of state bombRead More

AR seizes drugs worth over Rs 10 lakhs

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 10, 2019: Troops of Assam Rifles under HQ IGAR (South) recovered contraband drugs worth 10.40 lakhs from Khudengthabi check post in Tengnoupal district. During a routine vehicle check post established on Friday morning, troops of Assam Rifles stopped a suspicious white colour bus bearing registration number MN 0601BA 0066. On carrying out a thorough check of the bus the team recovered two packets of Heroin weighing approximately 26 grams and costing approximately Rs 10,40,000 from one of the passenger, Lalkhogou, 64, resident of Churachandpur. The detainedRead More

Bolivia musicians perform in Imphal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 7, 2019: A musical concert by Jenny Cardenas and The Bolivian Capihuaras (from Bolivia) on Thursday performed at Manipur Film Development Society auditorium, Palace Compound, Imphal in presence of governor Dr. Najma Heptulla as the chief guest. Heptulla said organising this kind of musical concert from a foreign country will help in enhancing the popularity of music. The musical concert by the renowned singers of Bolivia will help in exchanging valuable views and promote the diverse cultural activities of the country in general and the sateRead More

Imphal-Mandalay flight service

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 7, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Thursday announced the commencement of the planned Imphal- Mandalay flight service. The flight service will commence on November 23 at the Imphal international airport. Biren made the announcement by launching the on line ticketing portal for the flight service at his secretariat here. The commencement of Imphal-Mandalay flight service will take us closer to the goal of making Manipur the major hub for travel to South-east Asian countries. Manipur is central to the future of India’sRead More

Education Minister assures to raise issues faced by IGNTU at the centre

Imphal, November 5, 2019 (DIPR): Education Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam assured the students of Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Regional Campus Manipur (IGNTU-RCM) that the problems and issues faced in the institution will be put up to the Hon’ble Minister of HRD. He informed that in a recent meeting with the Minister of HRD at Delhi, the issues faced by the central institutions and their achievements of the State as such in the IITs, NIT, IBSD and the Manipur University of the states were highlighted. A letter to the MinisterRead More

Governor inaugurates Manitex 2019 edition

Imphal, the 5th November, 2019 (DIPR): Manipur International Textile Expo (MANITEX) 2019 Edition was inaugurated by Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla today at Lamboikhongangkhong, Imphal. In her inaugural speech as Chief Guest, Governor said it is gratifying to know that Seminar and Workshops on technical textiles and Loin Loom are organizing during the Expo and    believe that the Seminar and the Workshops will certainly have a fruitful deliberation among the experts and explore ways and means to solve the problem She expressed her  confidence  that the emphasis will be onRead More

Newly appointment of staffs will better the functioning of Education Department: Radheshyam

Imphal, November 5, 2019 (DIPR): Education Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam said that the appointment of a total of 76 applicant appointed under the die-in-harness scheme under the Department of Education (S) will better in the functioning of the education sector. The appointment order distribution ceremony was held at the Conference hall of SSA, Babupara organized by Department of Education (S). The Minister said that after a long pending, the Department of Education (S) started to issue appointment order in respect of die-in-harness applicants from 383 reserved vacancies (i.e., 20%). AsRead More

Korea Manipuri Association jointly celebrated Ningol Chakouba and Chavang Kut 2019

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 5, 2019: Different communities from Manipur now living in Korea celebrated Ningol Chakouba and Chavang Kut 2019 together under the aegis of Korea Manipuri Association (KMA). The gathering was held on November 2, 2019 at Lake Town pension house at Anseong City, South Korea. This celebration was observed sharing harvesting festival of tribal cousins of Chin Kuki Mizo, and special luncheon to Meitei married women (Ningols) offered by their brothers (pibas) at their natal homes respectively. This year, the joint event was celebrated with the themeRead More

Manipur Police announces Rs 1 lakh for clue to Imphal blasts culprits

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 5, 2019: Manipur Police has on Tuesday announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for giving information leading to identification and arrest of culprits involved in Telipati and Thangal Bazaar blasts. The announcement came following the blast that triggered at Thangal Bazaar near Sani Thakur temple in Imphal on Tuesday morning which injured five policemen and a civilian. The blast at Telipati that occurred on Saturday night had injured three BSF jawans. The police statement said both the blasts took place in public placesRead More

Bomb blast at Thangal Bazar, 6 including 5 police personnel injured

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 5, 2019: Five police personnel including an Additional SP and one civilian were injured when a powerful bomb suspected to be an IED exploded today in Imphal. The incident happened near Sani Mandir at Thangal Bazar Khuyathong road on Tuesday at around 9:22 am. The injured were rushed to Raj Medicity for treatment. Chief Minister N. Biren had visited the blast site and inspected the area. The injured police personnel were identified as Imphal West Additional SP (Ops) Lamabam Amarjit, Thongam Devan of Lalambung, SI,Read More

AR seizes contraband drugs worth Rs 95 lakhs

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 5, 2019: Troops of Assam Rifles under HQ IGAR (South) recovered contraband drugs worth Rs 92 lakhs from Khudengthabi Check Post in Tengnoupal district. On November 3, during search at a vehicle check post, troops of Assam Rifles intercepted a suspicious  silver colour van  driven by Md Rafik Khan of Thoubal district. After a through check of vehicle, the team recovered 19 packets of Heroin weighing  230 gms worth approximately Rs 92 lakhs. The detained individual and the recovered items have been handed over to MorehRead More

People decry over blast at Chhat Puja venue

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 4, 2019: Condemning the Saturday night blast that injured three Border Security Forces (BSF) jawans people staged a sit-in at Telipati in Imphal East on Sunday. The blast took place at around 11: 40 pm at Telipati Chhath Puja site. The Chhath Puja celebration began on Saturday evening at about 4 pm and wound up at about 7 pm. The programme was continued again on Sunday at around 4 am and concluded at 8 am of Sunday. Convenor of Vhaisya Youth Club (VYC), Telipati, DeepakRead More

Joykumar invites stakeholders for talks with government to work out for protection of Manipur integrity

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 2, 2019: The state government will never compromise the state’s interest, said deputy chief minister Y. Joykumar Singh and appealed COCOMI, all CSOs and women organisations in the state to come forward for talks with the government to work out strategies to protect and safeguard Manipur people’s interest. Joykumar also appealed to the Coordination Committee on Manipur’s Integrity (COCOMI) to withdraw its ultimatum and urged them for meaningful talks with the government. COCOMI on Friday served an ultimatum to reveal the agreements brought between the NSCN (I-M)Read More

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