EU delegates visit RGU Arunachal Pradesh

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 4, 2019: The Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) today hosted delegates from the European Union for an interaction on areas of possible collaboration in research and innovation in its campus in Arunchal Pradesh. In his opening remarks, RGU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Saket Kushwaha said that the RGU has been striving to provide access to higher education apart from contributing to research in Arunachal Pradesh. Expressing his gratitude to the delegates for its initiative to reach out to RGU, he said that the University and its entire fraternityRead More

Assam Rifles commemorates anniversary of Kameng battle

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 4, 2019: In the series of activities planned to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Battle of Imphal during World War-II, Mantripukhri Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) along with 2nd World War Imphal Campaign Foundation and Manipur Tourism Forum organised a solemn ceremony at Napet Palli Ground near Lamlai, today. The Battle of Imphal is referred to as one of the bloodiest battles of World War-II. Battle of Imphal was the decisive battle which blunted the Japanese offensive into IndiaRead More

Search Operations Conducted

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 3, 2019: As part of security measures taken up ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha Election 2019, Imphal West Commando under the supervision of Additional Superintendent of Police (Ops) A. Ghanashyam Sharma conducted Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) at Haokeithel, Dharmasala, Allugali and B.T Road in Thangal bazar area from 7:45 am to 8:35 am on Wednesday morning. Around 385 persons were verified, while 15 persons, who fail to provide proper identification proofs were picked up and handed over to City Police for further verifications.Read More

Sit-in-protest against custodial death of Manjur

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, April 2, 2019:Demanding CBI probe in the custodial death of Manjur Ahmed, Irong Chesaba Development Forum (ICDF) and Universal Brotherhood Charitable Trust (UBCT), Irong Chesaba jointly staged a sit-in protest on Tuesday at Irong Chesaba in Thoubal District and The two organisations demanded dismissal and other befitting punishments to the police personnel involved in the killing of Manjur Ahmed. It appeals to the State Government to take proper actions so that such incidents never happen again and also demanded handing over the case to CBI.Read More

Dance academic celebrates foundation day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 1, 2019: Manipur governor Najma Heptulla today inaugurated 65th foundation day of the Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy (JNMDA) was inaugurated today. The foundation day celebration of Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy (JNMDA), a constituent unit of Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi will be held for three days. Heptulla said JNMDA was the first dance institute established in the North Eastern region and has grown into a premier Manipuri dance institute of the country. Initially established as Manipur Dance College, the institution received a major contributionRead More

Assam Rifles rescues missing child

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 1, 2019: Kakching Battalion of 28 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) rescued a missing child of Umathel Mayai Leikai, Kakching, yesterday. Distressed parents of the child approached the Pangaltabi Company Operating Base Commander for help in search for their son named Thingam Raj Meitei son of Thingam Sarat Meitei who went missing at 9 am yesterday from his home. The Company Commander immediately took out a team from the Company for the search operation. The missing boy was found after deliberate searchRead More

SoO groups to cast vote by postal ballots

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 1, 2019: The Election Commission of India has on March 28 notified the Suspension of Operation (SoO) groups kept in the designated camps whose names have been enrolled in the electoral rolls of the concerned Assembly Constituencies in Manipur and who are at present residing at various designated camps, as class of voters entitled to vote by postal ballots under Section 60(c) of the R.P. Act, 1951, a press release by the CEO Manipur said today. In order to implement the postal ballot facility to theRead More

Assam Rifles conducts “We Care”

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 31, 2019: Manipur presently has the highest HIV prevalence rate in India. The state is experiencing an alarming rise in HIV/AIDS patients of which people below 30 years of age are forming a majority. In order to address the concern, a mega health awareness campaign ‘WE  CARE’ is being conducted by 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of  HQ IGAR (South) at multiple remote locations in Ukhrul and Kamjong districts. The aim of the campaign is to carry out screening for HIV/AIDS and create awarenessRead More

Rs 24 lakh worth liquor destroyed in dry Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 31, 2019: To crab liquor menaces during the upcoming Lok Sabha election season the state’s excise department today destroyed confiscated liquors worth around Rs 24 lakh since the past 20 days. Manipur has been a dry state since 1991. With the announcement of the date of Lok Sabha election on March 10, the department conducted raids at vulnerable areas in Imphal East and Imphal West and other parts of the state ahead of the election. Deputy superintendent of excise Th. Imo told reporters that 425Read More

23 persons from BJP and one from NPF join Congress

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 30, 2019: Twenty-three members of the BJP including former minister K. Vungzalian, who was also former president of BJP Churachandpur district, and former MLA Janghemlung Panmei from Tamenglong, who was former member of the Naga People’s Front joined Congress today. They were received in a gathering held at Congress Bhawan, Imphal Vungzalian was not present in the ceremony due health problem. The remaining BJP members who left the include office bearers of the party at different levels. N. Kabita Leima former general secretary of BJP ImphalRead More

Rohen Philem to cycle for “Pulwama attack”

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 30: Rohen Philem a young traveller on cycle has decided to conduct a lone cycle drive for ‘Pulwama attack’ showing solidarity to the departed soul to the victims. He said, “I want to honour them as I am citizen of the country.” The 24 years old cyclist Rohen Phirem from Moirang stated during a news conference held at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul, Imphal yesterday. Speaking to media he said the ride will start from Jammu to Kanyakumari during the month of June and July under the themeRead More

UGs apprehended

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 30, 2019: As part of heightened security arrangements as a run up to the upcoming elections, Battalions of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) along with Manipur Police apprehended three cadres of proscribed UG groups in three separate operations over a period of two days. Mantripukhri Battalion in two separate operations with Imphal East Commandos apprehended two cadres of different UG groups. In the first operation on March 28, the battalion apprehended a self styled private of PREPAK (PRO) from Chingmeirong area.Read More

Imphal East defeated the Thoubal Mukna Kangjei team by 9-3 goals

Imphal, the 29th March, 2019 (DIPR):  Imphal East defeated the Thoubal Mukna Kangjei Team by 9-3 goals in today’s concluding match of the 2nd Governor’s Trophy, 2019 (State Level Mukna Kangjei Tournament), organised by Kreeda Bharati, Manipur at Imphal Polo Ground, Imphal. The winner and runners up team got a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- (Rupees twenty thousand) and Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees ten thousand) respectively with trophies. In her speech as Chief Guest, the Governor of Manipur Dr. Najma A Heptulla told that Mukna Kangjei is indeed a very interestingRead More

CPJ distributes Safety Kit for Journalists Covering the Elections at Manipur Press Club

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 29, 2019: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) representative met local journalists and distributed copies of ‘Safety Kit for journalists covering the elections’ at the Manipur Press Club today. Hosted by Khelen Thokchom Trust (KTT), the event was addressed by CPJ’s India Correspondent Kunal Majumder who spoke on various aspects of Digital Safety including Basic device preparedness, Identifying bots, Online harassment and trolling and Securing and storing materials. He also touched on Physical Safety issues like Reporting safely on rallies and protests and Reporting safelyRead More

‘Voter Guide’ to be distributed to each family recorded In the E-roll: CEO

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 28, 2019: The Election Commission of India has appointed 4 senior officers of the Manipur government as Accessibility Observers to assess the facilities at the polling stations and to ensure proper facilities for persons with disabilities. The officers are JC Ramthanga, IAS, M. Lakshmikumar, IAS, Th Gopen Meetei, IAS and Gyan Prakash, IAS. The CEO office for the first time will distribute a detailed ‘Voter Guide’ to each family recorded in the Electoral Roll in addition to proper distribution of voter slips to each electorRead More

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