One arrested with Heroin No . 4 powder

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 19, 2018: A team of Imphal West District Police Commando has arrested one person with heroin number 4 powder from Moirang khomba. The police team acting acting on an information conducted frisking and checking at Moirangkhom near MSRTC gated during which frisking and checking the person identified as Khumanthem Tomba Singh (38) son of Kh. Raghumani Singh of Moreh ward No. 7, PS-Moreh, Tengnoupal was arrested with 400 grams of contraband Heroin No. 4 powder along with incriminating articles and a cash of Rs. 1,500/- wereRead More

General strike continues to cripple Manipur life

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 19, 2018: The 48- hour general strike imposed by Manipur University Students’ on Tuesday midnight continued to disturb the normalcy is Manipur till Wednesday. The general was imposed demanding ouster of Manipur University vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey, The strike began at midnight on Tuesday. It is supported by the All Manipur Students’ Union, Students’ Union of Kangleipak, Apunba Ireipak Maheiroi Singpang Lup, Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur, Manipur Students’ Federation, Kangleipak Students’ Association and the All Manipur Muslim Students’ Organisation. Local organisations also voluntarily supported the strike. During the 48 hours general strike supportersRead More

Cops suspended for hurting students

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 19, 2018: Manipur government has suspended two cops who severely injured two student agitators, said chief minister N. Biren Singh  when he visited the injured students who are hospitalised Raj Medicity. Biren told reporters that the video clipping of the incident has been analysed and one sub-inspector and a constable have been put under suspension. He said the medical expenses of the injured students would be borne by the state government. He also wished for speedy recovery of the injured students. Left arm of general secretaryRead More

General strike against VC paralyses Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 18, 2018: Forty-eight hours general strike imposed by Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) demanding ouster of the varsity vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey has paralysed Manipur. The general strike began on Tuesday midnight. The strike is supported by All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU), Students’ Union of Kangleipak (SUK), Apunba Ireipak Maheiroi Singpang Lup (AIMS), Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM), Manipur Students’ Federation (MSF) and Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA). All business establishments have been shut down. Transports connecting Imphal have been cut off. Strike supporters block roadRead More

MHRD constitutes new committee

Imphal, July 18, 2018 (DIPR): Fact Finding Committee was constituted by Ministry of Human Resources and Development to look into the allegations made against the Vice Chancellor of Manipur University Shri AP Pandey. The committee will be headed by retired Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court Sh T Nandakumar. The other two members of the committee are Sh JK Tripathi, Joint Secretary  UGC (Member), Sh Surat Singh, Deputy Secretary Higher Education MHRD. The Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh thanked the Central Govt for showing concern and constituting the fact finding committee.Read More

Nemcha attends WCD national conference

New Delhi| July 17, 2018 (DIPR): Social welfare minister Nemcha Kipgen stated that Manipur has effectively started implementing the Women Helpline, with nearly 266 cases have received in the past few months where 95% of the cases have been solved since its launch a year back. This was expressed by the minister at the National Conference of Ministers in Charge of Women and Child Development held today at Le Meridian Hotel, New Delhi. Union minister, women and child development (WCD), Maneka Gandhi, minister of state, Dr. Virendra Kumar, ministry of WCDRead More

Right activists protest at CBI office gate

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 17, 2018: Demanding to hasten investigation over fake encounter cases right activists led by Extrajudicial Execution Victim Families’ Association, Manipur (EEVFAM) today protested in front of the gate of the CBI office at Lamphel. The demonstrators hold banner embedded “Punish all the culprits who promote state terrorism” and took out a short rally towards the CBI office gate. President of EEVFAM Renu Takhellambam said, “Why is the state government still supporting Jhalajit?  CBI should immediately start investigation against him.” Akojam Jhalajit, the then additional superintendent of police, Imphal WestRead More

Students burn effigies of Javadekar, Biren and Pandey

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 17, 2018: Volunteers of Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) today burnt down the effigies of Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh and Manipur University vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey in front of Kangla gate demanding ouster of Pandey. About seven DESAM volunteers were injured when police lathi-charged the agitating students. They were taken to Raj Medicity, the same hospital where another seven students were admitted yesterday. The students confronted the police who rushed to disperse them from Kangla gate. After theRead More

MUSU imposes 48-hr general strike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 16m 2018: Manipur University Student’s Union, intensifying its agitation demanding the removal of Manipur University vice-chancellor Adiya Prasad Pandey, has imposed a 48-hr general strike from July 17 midnight till July 19 midnight. The authorities concerned remain indifferent to our demand. Our primary demand is removal of Pandey from the vice-chancellor’s post. A high-level independent enquiry committee should be constituted to investigate to the allegations made to him, demanded the varsity students’ body. “As our demand is ignored we are left with no choice but to intensify ourRead More

CM Biren met central leaders over burning state issues

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 16, 2018: A 30-member state BJP delegation led by chief minister N. Biren Singh today morning met the Union HRD minister Prakash Javedekar in his official residence. The delegation apprised him about the ongoing impasse in Manipur University and also submitted a copy of the state Cabinet’s suggestion of setting up an Enquiry Committee to look into the issues raised by MU community. Further, the delegation requested the Union minister to review the composition of the Enquiry Committee constituted by the HRD ministry and impressed upon him theRead More

Seven students injured in agitation for ouster of VC Pandey

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 16, 2018: A least seven students including a student leader were injured when police tried to disperse agitating students who  stormed towards the Raj Bhawan and BJP Manipur Pradesh office today. The agitation was spearheaded by Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) demanding solution to Manipur University impasse by removing vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey. The left hand of the student leader, Shital Oinam, general secretary of DESAM was fractured when a truck ran over his hand as he failed down when police tried to push back theRead More

Public convention held on border issue

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 16, 2018: A one-day Public convention on ‘the disputed border pillars along Manipur boundary’ was held today at Gandhi Memorial hall here, participated by representatives of various  civil society organisations and political parties. The convention has resolved to resurvey the border pillars at Indo-Myanmar border. The gathering also resolved that the resurvey would be conducted by a representative team of UCM, villagers at the border, Manipur government, Survey of India along with local experts. It was resolved to first learn the 1967 boundary agreement which refers the traditionalRead More

Public dialogue on varsity impasse demands judicial inquiry

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 15, 2018:  In connection with the Manipur University impasse brought by the strike demanding removal of vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey from his post, a public dialogue was on Sunday held on the theme “Save Manipur University, Save Students’ Life” at Kakwa Community Hall, Kakwa Pukhri Mapal, Imphal West. The public discussion was organised by Local Surrounding People of the Manipur University, Chanchipur (LSPOMUC), Social Young Club and Sorokhaibam Youth Development Association. The discussion resolved that civil societies and political parties participated at gathering to give full support to the varsityRead More

Manipur becomes first in NE to have generic document registration system

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 14, 2018: Manipur has become the first state in the North East and the 3rd state in India and to have generic document registration system after Punjab and Andamans and Nicobar Island. It’s indeed a proud moment for the government that the district administration Bishnupur is launching the NGDRS for the first time in the state, said consumer affairs and public distribution, revenue minister Karam Shyam. He said with the application of the National generic document registration system (NGDRS), there will be more accuracy, transparency, sellers and buyers’ facilities in online registrationRead More

General strike hits Imphal life

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 14,  2018: Twenty-four hours Socialist Students’ Union Manipur (SSUM), Proletarian Feminist Movement Manipur (PoFAM) and Socialist Women Association (SWA) has paralysed Imphal and other parts of the state. The general strike was imposed demanding for proper investigation over ‘border encroachment’ by Myanmar along with three other demands, has crippled life in Manipur. The organisations demand the government to produce publicly the draft bill to safeguard indigenous people of Manipur before it is produced in the state assembly session. They demand justice for weight-lifter Sanjita Chanu.Read More

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