Manipur GDP doubled: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 24, 2020: Gross domestic product of Manipur has increased to double, from 4 percent to 8 percent, during the present government. Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh said this at inauguration of the consultative meeting on food processing cum technology exhibition under Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Connect North East at CSIR – North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST), branch laboratory, Lamphelpat on Friday. Biren said the revenue collection has increased from around 500 crores to around 900 crores after the implementationRead More

Assam Rifles Director General visits Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 24, 2020: Lieutenant General Sukhdeep Sangwan, SM**, Director General of Assam Rifles, visited Manipur on a one-day visit to inspect functioning of the Assam Rifles units deployed in different parts of the state including Somsai on Friday. The Army General is the head of Assam Rifles and is responsible for the Assam Rifle personnels throughout North East. The Director General Assam Rifles was received by Major General KP Singh, YSM, Inspector General Assam Rifles (South), said a statement released by Assam Rifles. The General OfficerRead More

Manipur guv pitches for gender budget allocation

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 24, 2020: The state government should consider for gender budget allocation specifically for women in the state, Manipur governor Najma Heptulla said at the National Girl Child Day 2020 held at City Convention Centre, here on Friday. Heptulla said ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ is not just a slogan but to commit ourselves to save and educate girl child so as to make a good citizen of this country. We need to counter the negative gender stereotype as it would hamper in harnessing the potential andRead More

Manipur Photography Club celebrates foundation day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 24, 2020: Manipur Photography Club on Friday celebrated its 9th foundation with a function held at Sagolband Thangapat Mapan, here. To mark the foundation day the photography club had scheduled to organise a night photo shooting programme on the same day at Tentha village in Thoubal district. The foundation day was observed in presence of its president Devendra hijam, vice-president Bishambor Kshetrimayum and general secretary Radhakant Sharma. The club has been registered at Federation of Indian Photography. It has a total of 120 members.

President to confer national award to Imphal East DC Rangitabali

Pothashang News Servcice: Imphal, January 23, 2020: The Election Commission of India is conferring deputy commissioner/district election officer Imphal East, Dr Rangitabali Waikhom with the “Best Electoral Practices Awards, 2019” under “Inclusive and Participative Election.” The Award will be distributed by the President of India on January 25 in connection with the National Voters Day at Zorawar Auditorium, Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi, a DIPR press release said. Manipur became the first state in the country to introduce all-women polling booths in an entire assembly constituency in the recently concluded Lok SabhaRead More

Imphal company produces paper cups

Pothashang New Service: Imphal, January 23, 2020: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Thursday launched GAT Cup, single use disposable cups manufactured by Global Approaching Track, an Imphal based private company. This was the first time to produce production bio-degradable disposable paper cups in Manipur. The launching ceremony was held at the chief minister’s office. Biren said it was really encouraging that the state has started witnessing an entrepreneurship movement in the past couple of years with many educated and talented youth putting in efforts to run their own businessRead More

Manipur targets to eliminate Hepatitis by 2030: Health minister

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January, 23, 2020: Manipur health minister L. Jayantakumar Singh on Thursday informed that the state government sets its objective to eliminate Hepatitis disease by the year 2030. The minister was a dressing at the Empathy Campaign cum awareness programme of Viral Hepatitis with free vaccination held at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), here. National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme was launched in 2018 by the ministry of health and family wellfare, government of India with the objective to provide free screening, testing, diagnosis and treatment ofRead More

‘Manipur government looks for solar energy park site’

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 23, 2020:  Manipur government is looking for a suitable site for setting up of a solar energy park in order to supplement to state’s power requirement, Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh said on Thursday. He said this on the back drop of providing uninterrupted power supply as required in modern development. Biren was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 1st MITCON 2020, a conference of IT companies of the state at Hotel Imphal. The conference was organised by Information and Technology (INCOTE) Foundation, aRead More

Blast in Imphal injures girl

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 23, 2020: An early morning blast in the heart of Imphal along the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences road injured a minor girl on Thursday. The blast took place at around 4: 55 am in front of a shop ahead of the Republic Day March Past rehearsal that passed through Kangla road which is about half a kilometer away from the blast site. State security force has been alert in Imphal since the past few days in connection with the upcoming Republic Day celebration. So farRead More

CM Biren inspects progress of sports infrastructure construction

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 22, 2020 : Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh along with the officials of youth affairs and sports department inspected the work progress of laying of astro-turf at Langjing Achouba football ground in Imphal West and installation of flood lighting system at the main stadium and hockey stadium at Khuman Lampak in Imphal East on Wednesday. Biken told reporters that the laying of astro-turf and installation of flood lighting systems would be completed by mid-February this year. Football training is being given to young players inRead More

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

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