Students demand to get missing girl

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 25, 2019: Joint Students’ Co-ordinating Committee (JSCC) has demanded to find out the missing of a 14 years old girl and to book the culprit(s) involved in her missing within 15 days. The students commitee cautioned to take up agitations if the government fails to take necessary measures within the deadline. Convenor of JSCC, Manjit Sarangthem during a news conference held today at the head office of All Manipur Students’ Union said the minor girl has been missing since December 31 last year. On that day she caledRead More

State pays tribute to Khongjom war heroes

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 23, 2019: Remembering the warriors of Manipur who fought against the British in the Anglo-Manipuri War in 1891, rich tributes were paid to them on Khongjom Day Observation at Khongjom War Memorial Complex, Khebaching, Thoubal district on Tuesday. Manipur governor Najma Heptulla and the vhief minister N. Biren Singh led the other ministers, MLAs, high level government officers, top police personnel and public in laying floral wreaths at the Khongjom War Memorial and Paona Brajabasi statue, offered Tarpon at Khongjom River and paid homage withRead More

Twin blasts injures one

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 22, 2019: One person was injured when two hand grenades simultaneously blasted today evening near Minuthong, Imphal. The grenades were blasted at around 7: 25 pm. One of them blasted inside the Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association (MMTA) campus near the gate. The other one was blasted at a distance of about 50 metres away from MMTA campus gate towards Khuman Lampak stadium on the road. The injured persons has been identified as Konsam Santoshkumar, 44, resident of Khurai Konsam Leikai. He has been hospitalised at RajRead More

Re-poll on April 24

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 22, 2019: Twelve polling stations in the Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency go to re-poll on April 24. This was stated by chief electoral officer, Maniour, Prashant Kumar Singh in a news conference today. The Election Commission of India has declared that the poll taken on April 18 in respect of the 12 polling stations to be void and declared for the re-poll, he said. The polling stations to re-poll are five stations in Heingang Assembly Constituency, one in Thongju, four in Keirao and two inRead More

Gold biscuits seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 19, 2019: Officers of Anti-Smuggling Unit, Customs Division, Imphal today nabbed two residents of Uttar Pradesh along with six gold biscuits at Patsoi Bazar, Imphal West. They were identified as Nirbhay Kumar Upadhyay, 31 and Bachchalal, 59. Three gold biscuits each were concealed in their body cavity (rectum). They were travelling to Jiribam by a passenger Winger taxi. The gold biscuits would value Rs 31, 34, 412. Further investigation is goin on, Modoli Daso, assistant commissioner,  Customs division Imphal said.

Kaiku happy with people’s support

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 12, 2019: “The appearance of large crowd in my flag hoisting ceremony proves how much people support me. It is out of my expectation and I feel that I am towards achieving success,” Manipur screen star RK Somendro who is popular as Kaiku said. Kaiku is contesting in the Lok Sabha election from Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency. His flag hoisting ceremony was conducted at his residence in presence of his supporters attended by film fraternity. After the flag hoisting ceremony a public rally was organised atRead More

Outer Manipur poll begins

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 11, 2019: The Outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituency will go on poll today  begining at 7am till 4pm. “Most of the polling parties have dispersed from district head quarters. Out of 1562 polling stations of the Outer Manipur there are 88 P-3 polling stations for which the polling parties had left three days ahead of the polling. Another 256 are p-2 polling stations for which the polling party had left two days ahead of the polling. We have some polling stations especially in Jiribam for which theRead More

Kishorechandra reunites with family

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 10, 2019:  Kishorechandra Wangkhem, a journalist who was detained under National Security Act, was released from Manipur Central Jail, Sajiwa today. A special bench of High Court of Manipur on April 8  directed to release Kishorchandra. He appreciatioed the civil society organisations, students bodies, lawyers and media fraternity for their efforts made for releasing him. He said he had realised of using abusive words in the video that was posted on November 20 last on his facebook wall. Saying that he was quite emotional and abusedRead More

CEO Manipur speaks on disqualification of candidature

Imphal, April 10, 2019 (DIPR):  The Chief Electoral Officer, Manipur, Shri P. K. Singh highlighted the media personnel the basic procedure of how candidature of contesting candidates is normally disqualified. Candidature of any candidate could not be challenged or disqualified by either the CEO of the RO after completion of formal scrutiny and publication of final list of contesting candidates. The CEO further made clarification regarding issues of complaints or counter complaints received from candidates or political parties during election time by stating that complaints whenever received at CEO levelRead More

Miscreants fired rounds of bullets

Pothashang News Service: Imhpal, April 10, 2019: Some unidentified persons fired four rounds of bullets at the resident of one Md. Miland khan (37 yrs), son of (L) Md. Kumaruddin of Kshetri Bengoon Awang Leikai in Kshetrigao A/C, Imphal East at around 2 am on Wednesday.However, there are no reports of any casualty. Condemning the incident, members of Kshetri Bengoon Awang Leikai Muslim Welfare Association and Meiba Paibi staged a sit-in protest on Wednesday afternoon. Speaking to media persons, Rashida Begum, member of the organisation said, Miland Khan is aRead More

Journalists’ award

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 10, 2019: Editors’ Guild Manipur (EGM) invites application for Media coverage award in connection with the recently concluded “Know Your MP Candidate”. The programme were held at Hotel Imphal, North A.O.C, and Hotel Classic Grande, Chingmeirong for both LS constituencies on 4 and 8 April 2019 organised by EGM. Altogether 16 cash awards in 2 categories (both Print and Electronics) for the two events will be given. Another four special awards for best coverage will be given to the editors of the media houses. InRead More

Battle of Kanglatongbi remembered

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 9, 2019: The Platinum Jubilee Commemoration of Battle of Kanglatongbi was observed on Sunday, the 7th April at Kanglatongbi War Memorial. It was organised by Army Ordnance Corps in association with 2nd World War Imphal Campaign Foundation (2WWICF) and Manipur Tourism Forum (MTF) in honour to the brave soldiers of the 221 Advance Ordnance Depot who sacrificed their lives during the 2nd World War. The battle was fought on the adjoining night of 6th and 7th April in 1944 at Kanglatongbi. The kin of martyredRead More

NAB seized WY Tablets worth Rs 8 lakhs

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 9, 2019: A team of Narcotics Cell and Jiribam District Police seized a large amount of WY Tablets on Monday evening. The tablets were seized during frisking and checking near Gularthol Bridge on NH 53 led by ASI Krishna Sharma under the supervision of Additional Superintendent of Police (L/O). The tablets were seized from a Maruti Eco Silver in colour bearing registration number MN05M-9566 during the frisking. Altogether 16,000 numbers of WY Tablets which is worth about Rs 8 lakhs in the local market wasRead More

RGU among top 100 Universities in India

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, 9 April, 2019: The Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), Arunachal Pradesh has been ranked among the top 100 Universities in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Human Resource Development. The rankings were announced by President, Ramnath Kovind at New Delhi on Monday. Top 100 Universities were selected among the 907 Universities in the country. Chairing a meeting held to discuss the ramifications of the ranking, RGU Vice-Chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha said that it is indeed a great achievement of the University and expressedRead More

Congress slams BJP promise over citizenship bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 9, 2019: Manipur Pradesh has drawn attention of the people on the BJP’s promise in its manifesto to bring  back the Citizenship Amendment Bill. The BJP manifesto says the party would ensure the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament with utmost respect to every state’s cultural values. “How can our cultural identity be protected when the bill that allows immigrants to settle in our region is enforced,” Hemochandra said at a news conference held at Congress Bhawan today. Seeing the BJP manifesto weRead More

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