Great Britain champion 5th Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo tournament

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January, 22, 2020: The Great Britain team on Tuesday defeated the USA team by 5-2 to champion the 5th Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo tournament. The tournament began on January 17 with the participation of six teams from USA, Great Britain, Argentina, Egypt and two teams from India– IPA and Manipur. It was organised by Manipur Tourism in association with other Polo Associations at Mapal Kangjeibung, Imphal, the oldest living polo ground in the world. Manipur governor Najma Heptulla said since Polo is the heritage of Manipur, itsRead More

Rs 46 crore approved for setting up heritage park at Keibul Lamjao: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 21, 2020: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday announced that the State Cabinet had approved Rs 46 crore for setting up of a heritage park at Keibul Lamjao in Bishnupur district. Biren made the announcement on the celebration of Manipur’s 49th Statehood Day held at the 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles Parade Ground, Imphal. The heritage park would have traditional huts of all the recognised tribes of the state, he said. Once the park is ready, the main venue of Manipur Sangai Festival might beRead More

Manipur Police gets a dog squad

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 20, 2020: To fight drug menace and handle internal security challenges in Manipur Manipur Police has opened Manipur Police Dog Squad at Lamphel, here on Monday. The dog squad consists of four Belgian Malinois of which two  will be used for detection of explosives and other two for detection of illicit drugs and narcotic substances. Besides, there are two trained Lab dogs with Manipur Police Dog Squad that have been providing valuable K-9 services. Manipur Police will now be in a better position to fight drugRead More

Security beefed up in Imphal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 20, 2020: Security has been beefed up in Imphal as a part of security measures taken up ahead of the Republic Day celebration. Imphal West Police conducted cordon and search operation was conducted at Singjamei Oinam Thingel on Monday. Superintendent of police K. Meghachandra Singh led the police team in the operation. In the operation, altogether 241 persons (157 males and 84 females) including 84 including theee UG bail-outs and 11 tenants were verified. After spot verification the three bail outs and four tenants, wereRead More

KNO and NNPG sign pact

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 20, 2020:  Kuki National Organisation (KNO) and the Working Committee (WC) of the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs)  have signed a joint declaration to work together to resolve differences in the course of finding a political settlement with the Union of India. The declaration was signed by N Kitovi Zhimomi, convener NNPGs and PS Haokip, president KNO, after a meeting was convened in Imphal on January 10 following thorough deliberations on the contentious political, social and intercommunity matters prevailing for decades, particularly in the state of Manipur.Read More

Biren launches Chief Minister’s Indigenous Martial Arts Meet

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 18, 2020: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Saturday opened the 1st Chief Minister’s Indigenous Martial Arts (Thang-Ta/Cheibi) Meet, 2020 at Khuman Lampak indoor stadium. Around 1500 participants representing 43 different associations are vying for a total of 159 medals in the competition which will continue till January 22. Cash prizes and medals consisting of Rs. 15,000, Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 5000 would be given to gold, silver and bronze medal winners respectively. The overall team champion, the overall team runner up and the overallRead More

3 from Manipur arrested with Rs 2.5 crore worth Heroin in Meghalaya

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January18, 2020: Three persons including a girl from Manipur have been arrested with Heroin worth around Rs.2.5 crores in Meghalaya. They were identified as Thangsiam Haokip alias Robinson, 24, son of Kamzathang Haokip resident of M Songgel, T. Sonlian, 22, son of Paupi Tonsing resident of Zogam Bazar Zenhang Lamka, Churachandpur and Hatneikim Kuki, 21, daughter of Yanglet Kuki resident of M Songgel, Churachandpur. They were travelling in maroon cloud Maruti Suzuki Swift car bearing registration number ML-05-L-8177 which was intercepted by a joint team ofRead More

Drug worth Rs 8.58 crore seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 18, 2020:  Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) recovered contraband drugs worth more than Rs 8.58 cores along Indo-Myanmar Border on Thursday. Based on specific input, troops of Assam Rifles challenged a person crossing Indo-Myanmar border on an unregistered two wheeler near Moreh. The two wheeler was loaded with three gunny bags. The individual on being challenged by the troops, dropped the two wheeler along with the load and fled towards Myanmar. On thorough search of the bags and two wheeler,Read More

Harvard University team calls on Manipur CM

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 17, 2020: A seven-member team of Harvard University called on Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh in his office chamber on Friday. The Havard university team was led by Dominic Mao, PhD (lecturer, department of molecular and cellular biology). Dominic Mao grew up in Imphal before moving to the United States for his PhD in 2007. The team came here to conduct Harvard’s Program for Scientifically Inspired Leadership (PSIL) at St. Paul’s Retreat House, Mantripukhri from January 14 to 18. PSIL brings together three separate groupsRead More

Great Britain team beat Indian Polo Association by 9-0

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 17, 2020: Great Britain team thrashed Indian Polo Association by 9-0 on the opening match of 5th Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo tournament played here at Mapal Kangjeibung, the oldest living polo ground in the world. Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh inaugurated the tournament on Friday. Great Britain, Argentina, United States of America, Egypt, Indian Polo Association (India) and Manipur are participating in the tournament. Biren said the tournament is a tribute to Lord Marjing and our ancestors who gifted the world such beautiful game.Read More

Employment news: High Court of Manipur requires a computer operator

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 17, 2020: A Walk-in Examination for engagement of one computer operator (on contract basis) will be held on February 1 in the High Court of Manipur. Scale of pay is a fixed remuneration of Rs. 5200 + 2400 per month. Candidates should be graduated from a recognized university with a diploma in computer and not exceeding 38 years as on the date of registration. The age is relaxable by 5 years in case of SC/ST and  3 years in case of OBC candidates. Registration shall be done in the High CourtRead More

AR recovers contraband drugs

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 17, 2020: Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) seized contraband items worth Rs 1.97 crores  at Khudengthabi Check Post in Tengnoupal District on Wednesday. The troops on duty, stopped a suspicious white coloured Maruti Suzuki Gypsy bearing registration number MN-05A- 7530 driven by Mr. Suantak Letminlen Vaiphei, 28, resident of Moreh along with a passenger M.Thenmang Haokip age, 23 of Moreh. On carrying out a thorough check of the vehicle, white powder of Heroin weighing approximately 394 gm worth Rs 1,97,00,000Read More

Smuggled areca nuts seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 17:  roops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) seized smuggled Areca Nuts valued at over Rs 1 Crore  from Sekmai area of  Thoubal on Tuesday. The troops stopped three trucks suspected of carrying illegal items and  accompanied by six persons, near Sekmai, Thoubal district. On detailed search of the trucks, 442 bags of areca nuts valued over Rs 1,13,75,000  were recovered. The apprehended individuals along with the seized item have been handed over to customs and excise department,  Kakching district for furtherRead More

Education minister inspects makeshift school at Chadong

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 16, 2020: Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam on Thursday visited Chadong village and inspected the makeshift school built by the villagers following inundation of the entire village with the coming up of the Mapithel dam. The Minister was accompanied by the ZEO Kamjong, S. Mangi Singh and officials of the Engineering Wing of Department of Education (S). The team interacted with the villagers and heard their grievances. The minister was apprised by the villagers about the hardships and lack of basic amenities in the village after theyRead More

100 years of Manipuri dance in Santiniketan celebrated

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 16 : A two-day celebration of 100 years of Manipuri Dance in Santiniketan and Festival of Dance-Drama was inaugurated on Thursday by Governor and Chairperson of JNMDA Dr. Najma Heptulla at Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, here. The governor said it was a privilege for her to be in the midst at the celebration of 100 years of introduction of Manipuri Dance at Santiniketan and observance of 44 years of foundation day of the production unit of the dance academy.  She congratulated distinguished artistes who haveRead More

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