Manipur gets Fair Price Shop Automation system

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 10, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has introduced Fair Price Shop (FPS) Automation system in Manipur to bring transparency, inclusion and exclusion errors and minimise other issues pertaining to distribution of PDS (public distribution system) items in the state. The chief minister N. Biren Singh launched the FPS system at Durbar Hall of Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Wednesday. Such system would bring transparency and streamlining the distribution of PDS items to the beneficiaries. Under this FPS automation system, fake and bogus ration cardsRead More

Two arrested with ammunition and explosives

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 7, 2019: A combined team of Imphal East district commando (CDO) and Heingang police on Saturday arrested two Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) cadres who are suspected to be involved in Thursday blast triggered at Khabam Chumbreikhong, Imphal East. The arrested cadres were Maibam Kiyamba Meitei alias Sunil, 32, son of M. Kalimohon Meitei of Jiribam Ningthem Khunou and Thoudam Prem Singh alias Premchand, 35, son of Th. Nandababu Singh of Khurai Chingangbam Leikai, presently staying at Khurai Angom Leikai Kiyamba is presently corporal of theRead More

MLA Susindro announces to resign

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 7, 2019: Khurai Assembly Constituency representative Leishangthem Susindro on Saturday declared that he will resign as MLA by Monday. He made his declaration during a public meeting held at Khurai Lamlong Bazar, Imphal East in connection with the bomb blast nearby the residence of Susindro who is also the chairman of of Loktak Development Authority and Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited. “People elected me as representative of Khurai constituency and have been doing various development works for the welfare of the constituency. If peopleRead More

Disturbance free education zone demand day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 6, 2019: There is need to review all sorts of movements since 1949 to make disturbance free education zone, said Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) president Salam Akash said on the ocassion of Disturbance free education zone demand day. The observation was organised at Tribal Research Institute on Friday by Co-ordinating Committee on Disturbance Free Education Zone Demand which is form by various stakeholders led by DESAM. Akash said the day has been observed since 2008 by co-ordinating with various organisations including teachers’ organisation and transporters organisation.Read More

Forest department to ban plastic bags for saplings

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 3, 2019: Use of polythene bags for making saplings will be totally banbed from next year and plastics will be replaced by biodegradable material for making saplings in the nurseries under the forest department. This was stated by forest and environment minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar during a plantation drive at Ngariyan Ching in Imphal East, He said the move follows a circular from the ministry of environment, forest and cimate change, directing all the state governments to ensure any further use of polythene bags in theRead More

Haraorou villagers alleges MP for fund misuse

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 2, 2019: Haraorou villagers has alleged that huge amount meant for development of the village has been withdrawn by Lok Sabha MP, Ksh. Bhabananda and Imphal West DC, N. Praveen in conspiracy without starting construction works. The vilagers warned the the MP and DC to return the withdrawn amount within five days to the village authority. If thet failed to fulfill the demand within the deadline intensive agitation will be launched, they cautioned. Advisor of Youth Modern Club, Dijen Nongthombam a press meet held onRead More

Employees mass casual leave enters 2nd day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 2, 2019: Two-day mass casual leave by the employees under the umbrella of Joint Administrative Council (JAC) of All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council and All Manipur Government Employees’ Organisation enters second day on Tuesday. The agitation of mass casual leave was taken up demanding to fulfill 22 charter of demands including implementation of 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations with effect from January 1, 2016 and to review the Cabinet decision to implement it with effect from April, 2019. 05 the first day of two days massRead More

Drug factory busted, drug worth over Rs 1 billion seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 29, 2019:  A Brown Sugar factory was busted at Lilong in Manipur’s Thoubal district and seized drug worth over  Rs 1 billion in the International market. The factory was busted by a team of Narcotics and Affairs of Border  (NAB), Manipur and Thoubal Police on Saturday morning. The team was led by additional superintendent of police (NAB) Th. Brinda, officer in-charge  B. Rishikesh Sharma and additional superintendent of Thoubal police S. Sachidananda under the supervision of superintendent of police  (NAB) W. Basu and assisted byRead More

Rs 5 lakh reward to Panchayat for rain water harvesting

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 27, 2019: Manipur chief minister N.Biren Singh on Thursday announced that the top performing Panchayat on the harvesting of rain water would be rewarded a cash prize of Rs 5 lakhs. The concerned officials, Pradhans and Zilla Parishad members will be honoured at a state level function, the chief minister said. The announcement was made at the meeting with the elected members of the Panchayati Raj Institutions held at the chief minister’s secretariat. Biren said, “We all should work collectively at grassroots to conserve and preserve rainRead More

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

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