Manipur University adopts stand not to co-operate with HRDS panel

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, Sept. 25, 2018: The Manipur University has decided not to extend cooperation to the ongoing enquiry constituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development as it failed to cater to alleged smashing of the sealed rooms of the Administrative Block. The development came after the two members enquiry committee constituted by the MHRD to look into the crisis at Manipur University fails to take any action to the breaking of the sealed rooms at the Administrative block by alleged Pro VC K. Yugindro and also noticing the silence of the committeeRead More

Raid at MU campus an act of a heartless ruler: Gaikhangam

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, Sep 25, 2018: Former deputy chief minister Gaikhangam has welcomed industrialist and social worker Huidrom Vikramjit on joining to the Congress fold in a felicitation held at the latter residence at Wangkhei Thangjam Leikai. Gaikhangam said it is indeed a historic moment that a man of action and few words, Vikramjit has decided to join the oldest political party.  He said the BJP government in the centre and the state only speak without any action and the schemes taken up and announced have no action plans. TheRead More

Manipur must immediately release students, Professors involved in the Manipur University protest

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, 25 September, 2018: Six professors and nine students of Manipur University arrested by the police should be immediately released, Amnesty International India said today. The professors and students have been arrested for a range of offences including ‘wrongful confinement’, ‘attempt to murder’, ‘kidnapping’ and ‘criminal conspiracy’. “Students and teachers have a right to protest and the Manipur government must respect this right. Midnight raids and subsequent detentions inside a university campus, based on unsubstantiated allegations, is outright harassment,” said Arijit Sen, Programme Manager, Amnesty International India. On 20Read More

Students confronts police on Imphal city streets

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 25, 2018: College and school students today faced tear gas and mock bomb when police tried to disperse while agitating at different parts of Imphal. The students’ demonstrations were taken in solidarity to the demand for withdrawal of security forces deployed inside the Manipur University and release of varsity students and teachers who were arrested following the midnight police action inside the varsity. Police fired mock bombs at DM College road when the students demonstrated along the city street. Students of TG Girls Higher Secondary and CC HigherRead More

Biren appeals for dialogue over Manipur University row

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 25, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has today appealed stakeholders and student organisations to come forward for dialogue to find amicable solution to the Manipur University crisis. Biren said any discontents and issue can be resolved through dialogue. The chief minister made the appeal at the inauguration of Main Building Complex of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Utlou Bishnupur district. Biren said bandhs and general strikes severely affect the lives of the common people of the state. He mentioned that suchRead More

Macha Leima lambasts police action inside varsity campus

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 24, 2018: Manipur Chanura Leishem Marup (Macha Leima) has lambasted the September 20 midnight crackdown at Manipur University by security force. Recalling a statement of the chief minister N. Biren Singh, at which he had stated that criminals can be crack down at any time either night or noon, a statement by Macha Leima questioned the chief minister on whether all the students and the faculties at Manipur University are criminals. “Are the faculties of MU Criminals? Are those students at the hostel preparing for exam criminals?”, theRead More

Biren effigy burnt over MU issue

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 24, 2018: Demanding to release the arrested students and teachers of Manipur University volunteers of Manipur youth congress committee on Monday burnt the effigy of chief minister Biren Singh in front of Congress Bhavan. Police foiled the attempt to burn another effigy which is of Adya Prasad Pandey.  “Modiji talks about digital India. How can it be successful when the internet is downed. Has it helped to main law and order in the state. His CM is an incapable CM. Normalcy has not been brought in theRead More

CM Biren appeals for positive effort to resolve MU impasse

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 24, 2018: The state government is committed to restore normalcy and peaceful academic atmosphere in Manipur University, said Manipur chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh during the joint Hill Leaders’ Day and Meeyamgi Numit held at his secretariat today. He told reporters that the state government would mediate in its fullest capacity in resolving the present turmoil in Manipur University. The state government would act as a mediator between the Centre and Manipur University community to resolve the issue. He appealed the people, civil society organisations and otherRead More

Blast in Imphal city injures seven

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 24, 2018: Blast in the heart of Imphal city greeted Monday morning injuring seven manual labourers. Six injured persons were rushed to Regional Institute of Medical Sciences while one was taken to Raj Policlinic hospital. They are Dharam Yadav, 30, from Bihar presently residing at Majorkhul, Sunil Gupta, 38 from UP presently residing at Khoyathong, Chotu Sahani, 26, from UP presently residing at Majorkhul, Dharjit Shah, 32, from Bihar residing at Nagamapal, Ranjit Shah, 46, from Bihar residing at Nagamapal, Dharmendra Sahani, 32, from UP residing atRead More

Heritage Park at Keibul Lamjao soon: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 22, 2018: A Heritage Park having traditional houses of all the 33 recognised tribes of the State would be developed at an estimated cost of Rs. 39 crore at Keibul Lamjao soon, said Chief minister N. Biren. Biren was addressing at the annual get together and Freshers’ Day, 2018 of Mao Youth and Students’ Organisation (MYSO), Imphal at the auditorium of Tribal Research Institute, Imphal today. Biren said the Union tourism ministry had approved the Heritage Park project, and the state government had set a targetRead More

GPS fitted vehicles to government officers

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 22, 2018: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has said that a ring road and two flyovers would be constructed in Imphal with financial assistance from Asian Development Bank (ADB) soon. He announced it at the function of Improving Mobility for Field Functionaries organised at 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles ground on Saturday. The function was specially organised for the first time to personally hand over 61 GPS-fitted vehicles to SDOs and police officers deputed at different parts of the state. Biren Singh said ADB had approved inRead More

Spot painting of Paryatan Parv

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 22, 2018: Manipur Tourism organized an on-the-spot painting competition at the City Convention Centre in Imphal today as part of observation of the ‘Paryatan Parv’ from September 16-27, 2018 in the state. A Heritage Walk at Khongjom was also conducted as part of the ongoing celebrations. The Paryatan Parv 2018 celebrations in Manipur kicked off with a Heritage Walk at Kangla on September 16, 2018. A Heritage Walk will also be organised at Marjing, Heingang, Imphal East on September 23, 2018. The on-the-spot painting competitionRead More

Students demand unconditional release of teachers and students

Pothashang New Service: Imphal, September 22, 2018: Joint Students’ Co-ordinating Committee on Saturday cautioned to launch mass agitation if Manipur government and the HRD ministry fails to act according to the memorandum of agreement signed with the Manipur University community. It also demanded to immediately release without any conditions the students and the teachers who were arrested on Thursday night from the varsity campus. It condemns remanding of the students and the teachers to police and judicial custody.  Five teachers and 10 students were produced at the CJM Imphal WestRead More

Manipur University faces fresh crisis; new VC takes charge

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 21, 2018: Manipur police has arrested 89 Manipur University students and 6 teachers for acting against the new vice-chancellor by disallowing him to enter the varsity campus on the previous day. The arrests were made following a complaint made by the vice-chancellor of the university professor K. Yugindro at Singjamei Police station against 31 members of Manipur University Students’ Union and Manipur University Teachers’ Association. The state police have also announced to suspend mobile internet services for five days in connection with the issue as itRead More

Manipur PCC cautions government over MU issue

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 21, 2018: Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee has the termed the state action against the Manipur University students and teachers as dictatorial. It demanded immediate release of the students and teachers who were arrested by the police. Former chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh told reporters at Congress Bhavan today that “we strongly condemned the raid inside the varsity campus. This dictatorship cannot be tolerated by Congress in this democratic country”, “taking up sudden steps instead of fulfilling the agreement brought with the authorities and varsity communityRead More

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