First Covid-19 positive patients in Manipur tests negative, needs another test

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 4, 2020: First Covid-19 positive person in Manipur has been tested negative of the disease on Saturday and another test is required after 24 hours to be conducted on Monday. Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) director Th. Bimo said this to local media. He said as her health condition was improving well as new test was conducted and resulted negative. “If she is found negative of the test again after 24 hours, a decision will be taken for discharge,” the director added. (However,Read More

Manipur Police continues to crack down lockdown violators 

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 4, 2020: A total of 546 violators were detained along with 473 vehicles in Manipur on Saturday as state police department continued to crack down violators of Lockdown. The law violators were produced before the Magistrate and fines of Rs 53,900 was collected. The police department appeals to the public to follow the advice and guidelines issued by the government and stay indoors for their own safety and safety of the public. Those who came to purchase essential items are requested not to use vehicle andRead More

Imphal city gets special police patrol unit

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 4, 2020: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Saturday launched the Manipur Police Patrol Unit meant for Imphal city at chief minister’s secretariat. The chief mnister, who also holds the Home portfolio, handed over the keys to Imphal East superintendent of police Jogeshchandra Haobijam and Imphal West superintendent of police K. Meghachandra to mark the launch of the city police patrol unit . For operationalisation of the special unit, 15 Innova cars have been procured by the Manipur Police department. The unit which isRead More

Lilong family negative for COVID-19

Pothashang News Service: Imphal April 4, 2020: Result of the 11 family members of Lilong COVID-19 patient who were tested for COVID-19 at RIMS turn out negative. Sources from RIMS said the patient’s wife and his 10 children were tested for COVID-19 and their result turn out negative. The Lilong COVID-19 patient was one of the 10 persons from Manipur who had attended Tablighi Jamaat Markaz at Nizamuddin in Delhi, which has become COVID-19 spreader in India. According to union health ministry 647 COVID-19 positive cases linked to Tablighi JamaatRead More

18 Peace Hospital staff turn out negative for Covid-19

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 3, 2020: Eighteen staff of Peace Hospital and Research Institute, Imphal turned out to be negative according to sources from  Jawajarlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal. According to the source these patients had contacts with Covid-19 positive person from Lilong. They will continue to be at the quarantine centre, said a press release by Covid-19 common control room. The Lilong Covid-19 patient was treated at the hospital from March 20-22 and he was one of the 10 persons from Manipur who had attendedRead More

House gutted at Utlou

Pothashang News Service: Bishnupur, April 3, 2020: A house was gutted in fire at Utlou Mayai Leikai under Nambol Police Station in Bishnupur district on Friday evening. The house belongs to one Loitongbam Dhanachandra, 70, son of late Loitongbam Biren and had 10 rooms with roof covered with GCI and the radius of the property is 160×50 ft. It was suspected that the house might have caught on fire from the incense sticks use in offering prayer. Upon receiving the news of the house being caught on fire, fire services fromRead More

Donations to CM’s Covid-19 relief fund crosses Rs 56 lakh

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 3, 2020: Donations to the Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund continued to flow from different sections of the society. Several individuals and organisations have contributed a sum of Rs 56,52,127 to the fund. This was stated in a press release by the chief minister’s secretariat on Friday. MSCB Bank  donated Rs. 500,000, Manipur Child Rights Commission Rs. 100,000, Manipur State Women Development Corporation Limited donated Rs. 100,000, Hindustani Samaj donated Rs. 101,000, Devalaya Committee Sujit Kumar Das donated Rs. 100,000, Ch. Debala Devi, Wife ofRead More

Forest department appeals to prevent forest fires

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 3, 2020: Manipur forest department has appealed to all sections of the society particularly, youth, and students to render their assistance in prevention and control of fire in the forest which is the property of each and every citizen. There has been a sudden surge of incidences of forest fire Manipur including the Reserved Forests and protected Forests situated in and around the imphal Valley of Manipur. This has become a major cause of concern for the department in particular and the public of ManipurRead More

Manipur Police continues to crack down lockdown violators

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 3, 2020: Manipur Police detained 523 violators along with 312 vehicles in continuation of crack down of violators of lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the state. The detained indivisuals were produced before the Magistrate and fines of Rs 31.500 was collected. The police department appeals to the public to follow the advice and guidelines issued by the government and stay indoors for their own safety and safety of the public. Those who came to purchase essential items are requested not toRead More

Modi appeals to light candles on 5th April

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 3, 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appeals Indians to put off all light in their homes and light candles, diyas, torch or mobile flash lights as a part of country’s fight against corona virus. In a video message to the nation, he said “On the 5th of April, on Sunday, I want 9 minutes from all you, at 9PM. Listen carefully, on the 5th of April, at 9 PM, turn off all the lights in your homes, stand at your doors or inRead More

374 lockdown violators detained

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 2, 2020: In continuation to crack down Covid-19 lockdown violators Manipur Police detained 374 violators along with 219 vehicles on Thursday. They were produced before the Magistrate and fines of Rs 13,100 was collected. The police department appeals to the public to follow the advice and guidelines issued by the government and stay indoors for their own safety and safety of the public. The police department appeals to public not to use vehicles and to maintain social distances when coming out to purchase essential itemsRead More

Employees, weavers, artisans, entrepreneurs contribute to Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 2, 2020: One day salary of employees of handloom and textiles and earning of some weavers, artisans and entrepreneurs have been contributed to the Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund on Thursday. The contribution amounting to Rs  2,09,846 was handed to chief minister N. Biren Singh by additional chief secretary (textiles, commerce and industry). The contribution was made in response to the chief minister’s appeal for contributions to the relief fund. Employees of the directorate HQ shared Rs  59355, employees of district handlooms and textiles RsRead More

CM Biren appeals to disclose travel history

Pothashang News Service: April 2, 2020: In an effort in fighting COVID-19 in Manipur, chief minister N. Biren Singh appealed to the people of Manipur who had travelled outside the to disclose their travel history. In a video message on Thursday, he said out of the 10 persons from the state who had participated in the Tablighi Jammat Congregation at Delhi, one person has tested positive for Covid-19 being the second person to be tested positive for Covid-19 in the state. As a precautionary measure, the state government has startedRead More

Lilong Markaz attendee exposes many to COVID-19

Pothashang News Service: April 2, 2020: COVID-19 Common Control Room, Government of Manipur has released name of 31 individuals who were on the same Air India flight on 11th March 2020 from New Delhi to Imphal with the COVID-19 positive Markaz attendee from Lilong. According to a press release, he was seated on seat number 8D of the flight. It requested those individuals to immediately contact COVID-19 Common Control Room at 1800-345-3818 and share their details. On the other hand, reliable sources revealed that the man after returning from DelhiRead More

Lilong area sealed after one tested positive for COVID-19

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 2, 2020:- After a 65 years old man from Lilong, who had attended Tablighi Jamaat Markaz at Nizamuddin, Delhi, tested positive for COVID-19, an area in Lilong has been put under sealed. An order issued by DC Thoubal, N. Bandana Devi has put an area in Lilong sealed from Jama Majid Road in north to Ngangou Road/Buya Salam Road in the south and NH 102 on the east to Imphal River on the west. As per the order, the geographical area given is put underRead More