CM interacts with social media admins

Imphal, November 2, 2019 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh had a candid interaction with the administrators of different social media groups/pages to explore ways for constructive use of social media today. A total of around 140 groups/pages operating on Apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Youtube etc. participated in the interactive session that lasted around two and half hours. Speaking at the interactive session, Shri N. Biren Singh appreciated the contribution of social media groups/pages in maintaining communal harmony, promoting national integration and freedom of expression. However, heRead More

Education minister inspects school on No School Bag Day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 2, 2019: Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam on Saturday visited Budhimanjuri High School, Sagolband Tera Loukram Leirak as a part of the No School Bag Day and interacted with the students about their hobbies and interests. During the visits, students were found practicing arts and crafts with teachers. The students were making traditional banana leaf bowl (dona), plates and houses design from paper. The students later gathered at the school ground recited poems and sang songs. The minister advised the teachers to encourage the students to make themRead More

Biren calls for united Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 01, 2019: Union home minister Amit Shah has assured that all stakeholders will be consulted before final decision of the Indo-Naga peace talks. This was told to reporters by Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on the sideline of the state level Kut festival held at 1st Manipur Rifles Battalion ground on Friday. Biren said the central government is taking the issue seriously and state government trust the positive commitment made by the Prime Minister and home minister. He appealed the people of the state toRead More

COCOMI demands to reveal agreements of Naga peace talk conclusion, appeals people to remain alert

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 1, 2019: Coordination Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) has demanded the Centre to disclose the agreements brought in the conclusion of the peace talks between the NSCN (I-M) and the Government of India. It also urged the Manipur Government to press the Centre to reveal the agreements. “Before the agreement been has been brought there might be secrecy or confidential in the talks. Now the Government of India should make the people know what the points of agreement brought yesterday (Thursday) in concluding the peace talks,” COCOMIRead More

Three more GPS satellite radio transmitters tagged Amur Falcon released

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 1, 2019: Three more GPS satellite transmitters tagged Amur Falcon birds were released on Friday at Puching, Tamenglong. The three birds were named as “ Barak”  “Phalong” and “Chiulon”.Barak is female and weighed 185 gm, Phalong and Chiulon are male and weighed 170 gm and 150 gm respectively. They were released after releasing of two GPS satellite transmitters tagged Amur Falcon on Thursday. Both the birds were female. They were named as “Irang” and “Puching”. They weigh about 155 gm and 195 gm respectively. The satelliteRead More

Governor urges not to resort to violence

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 1, 2019: Manipur Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla has urged the people of Manipur not to resort to violence and to ensure that differences are settled through talks and negotiations. She said people should restrain from violence including bandhs and blockades as it severely impacts the poorer section of the society. The governor was addressing at the state level Kut celebration at 1st Manipur Rifles ground here on Friday. She said Kut festival is a festival of thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest and one of the mostRead More

Pandam Amada to have its world premiere at Dhaka International Film Festival 2020

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 1, 2019: National Award Winning Film Director Oinam Goutam’s  Manipuri feature film-Pandam Amada (In Pursuit of) produced by Sarokons under the banner of Takhel Films will have its  world premiere at the 18th Dhaka International Film Festival 2020 to be held at Dhaka in Bangladesh  from January 11 to 19, 2020. The Manipuri film has been selected among 15 films to be screened in the Children’s Film Section, one of the important segments of the festival. Ahmed Muzraba Zamal, the Festival director of the Dhaka InternationalRead More

People agitate for Manipur integrity across state, CM appeals people to remain calm

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 1, 2019: The general strike imposed by ceasing routine works for the cause of protecting Manipur integrity on the backdrop of the concluding peace talk between the NSCN (I-M) and the Government of India has paralysed normalcy in Manipur. The strike that began at 4 am of Thursday was extended till 6 pm of Friday. Coordinator of Coordination Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI), Sunil Karam said people of Manipur need to remain alert as the settlement of the Naga issue was still unclear. He said agitationsRead More

State observes Rashtriya Ekta Divas

Imphal, the 31st October, 2019 (DIPR): As in other parts of the country, the State also observed the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) at Parade Ground, 1st Manipur Rifles Battalion, Imphal. October 31st is observed as the National Unity Day since 2014 across the country to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel. Works, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Textiles, Commerce and Industry, Power, Administrative Reforms/Training and Information and Public Relations Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh attended the function as the Chief Guest. In his speech, Shri BiswajitRead More

Special Crime Branch tasked against Manipur Independence declaration

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 31, 2019: Manipur government has commissioned Special Crime Branch to take necessary action against former chairman of SALAI Holdings Private Limited, Narengbam Samarjit and one Yambem Biren for declaring independence of Manipur from India and the formation of a Manipur state council, ‘Manipur Government in exile’. Samarjit and Biren claimed as external affairs minister and chief minister of the Manipur state council. They made the announcement on behalf of Manipur titular king Leishemba Sanajaoba in a press conference held in London on Tuesday. They produced documentsRead More

Large number of people throngs at Imphal fish fair

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 29, 2019: Large number of people thronged at fish fair cum fish crop competition held at DM college campus here, organised by the Manipur Fishery department in connection with Ningol Chakkouba festival, one of the biggest festival in Manipur. Ningol Chakkouba is a festival in which married women are invited at their parental homes to enjoy a sumptuous lunch with fish as the main menu. Farmers who could produce 1000 kg of fish were allowed to participate in the fish fair cum crop competition. Fish farmersRead More

Biren greets Manipur people on Ningol Chakkouba

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 29, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has greeted people of the state on the occasion of Ningol Chakkouba, one of the biggest festivals of the state. Biren in his greetings said the festival celebrates the unbreakable bond of love between brothers and sisters, which reinforce the parental care and affection for married daughters. Though the festival is originally observed by the Meitei community, it is now extended to other communities in Manipur. It promotes the feeling of harmonious social life by indulging inRead More

Khelen Thokchom media fellow announced

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 27, 2019: Khelen Thokchom media fellowship for the current year has been awarded to Imphal Free Press reporter Babie Shirin. The award was announced on the occasion of 59th birth anniversary of late Khelen Thokchom, renowned journalist. The occasion was observed at Manipur Press Club, here on Sunday. The fellowship carried a sum of Rs 50, 000. It was provided to encourage reporting with in-dept research on the issue of Water. Two reporters who got the media fellowship last year on the prospect of cricket inRead More

Old age pension fund for 10, 811 beneficiaries transferred

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 27, 2019: Social welfare department has transferred Manipur Old Age Pension (MOAP) fund for six districts to 10,811 newly selected beneficiaries on Saturday and pension benefits for remaining 10,022 would be transferred as soon as reports from the remaining districts are received. This was told to reporter by social welfare director, Ng. Uttam Singh in his office chamber. The step was taken up under the ‘Go to village mission’. Uttam said, Manipur chief minister (N. Biren Singh) launched “Go to Village” mission on 1st May, 2018 inRead More

Radheshyam spends time with students

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 27, 2019: Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam spent his time with students of Wangkhem Junior High School as a part of ‘No School Bag Day’. He said that the policy – No School Bag Day – has been implemented with objectives of making schools a more joyful place of learning and teaching. The minister interacting with the students asked how they feel being allowed to come to school without school bags and with no classes being conducted on Saturdays. The students told the minister that with no schoolRead More

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