Vegetable seeds distributed to farmers

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 17, 2019: Manipur horticulture and soil conservation department on Thursday distributed vegetable seeds to 32 registered farmers of 12 districts during a function held at the training hall, Khonghampat, horticulture complex, here. The seeds were distributed under the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) scheme. Horticulture and soil conservation minister Th. Shyamkumar said the department is distributing winter seeds to the registered farmers every year so that they can plant the seeds at their respective land or courtyard. A meeting will be held very soonRead More

Shirui festival kicks off

Pothashng News Service: Imphal, October 160, 2019: The third Shirui Lily Festival was kicked off on Wednesday at Shirui village of Ukhrul in presence of Manipur chief minister N. Biren Sing and Union minister of state for culture and tourism Prahlad Singh Patel. The pompous festival inauguration was attended by a number of dignitaries and hundreds of people from different parts of the state. Biren Singh said Manipur has been marching ahead and peace has been prevailed in the state with the love and blessings of the people since theRead More

100 years centenary celebration of Ukhrul Sub-division held

Ukhrul district, October 16, 2019 (DIPR): Just as the Ukhrul Sub-Division completes 100 years of its functioning, a Centenary Celebration was held by the District Administration, Ukhrul with Revenue Minister Shri Karam Shyam and Commissioner Revenue, Government of Manipur , Shri Gyan Prakash , IAS as the Chief Guest and the President respectively at Sub-Divisonal Office, Ukhrul Mini Secretariat today. Tracing history, Minister Karam Shyam mentioned that out of the South-West area Headquarter, the North-East area was occupied by Ukhrul while Tamenglong was part of the North-West area during theRead More

Governor advises judo practitioners to safegaurd the sanctity of the sports discipline

Imphal, October 16, 2019 (DIPR):  Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla opened the National Sub-Junior and Cadets’ Judo Championships, 2019 at Khuman Lampak Indoor Stadium, Imphal, today. The championship is organized by Manipur Judo Association under the aegis of Judo Federation of India and will continue till October 19, 2019. Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla said that Manipur is widely known as the “Power House” of sports in the country and has produced a number of National and International sportspersons in various disciplines including the sportRead More

Black Day total shut down affects normal life in the state

Pothashang News Service:  Imphal, October, 15, 2019: The 24 hours state wide shutdown called by various proscribed militant outfits against the merger of Manipur into India Union on October 15, 1949 has crippled normal life in the state. The day is observed as “Black Day” in protest against the merger agreement signed between Maharaja Bodhachandra of Manipur and Government of India at Shillong on September 21, 1949 which became effective from October 15, 1949. Khwairamband Ima Markets, Paona Market, Thangal Market and other business establishments in the state remained closed.Read More

State celebrates Mera Houchongba

Imphal, October 13, 2019 (DIPR): Mera Houchongba, which exemplifies oneness and brotherhood among the people of different ethnic communities residing in the State was celebrated with pomp, gaiety and traditional fervour at Kangla today with Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh as the chief guest and Titular King Shri Leishemba Sanajaoba as the functional president. Art and Culture Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar, Public Health Engineering Minister Shri L. Dikho, MP Shri Lorho Pfoze, State Planning Board Deputy Chairman Shri S. Rajen, Manipur Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board Chairman ShriRead More

Manipur tops MSME business registration in NE

Imphal, October 11, 2019 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that Manipur has emerged as the top in terms of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) businesses registration among the NorthEastern States of the country. This was stated by him at the press conference held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today. Addressing to media persons, Chief Minister stated that according to the Annual Report published by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India, during 2015-19, MSME business registration in Manipur is 12,438 which is more than allRead More

Huge change in state police conduct: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 11, 2019: “There has been considerable change in the behaviour and conduct of police in the past few years, and people are no more feeling uncomfortable and scared in meeting them,” Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh said as he  inaugurated a police outpost at Sora Khunuda Ching in Kakching district and a twin type-II quarter at the complex of Thoubal Police station on Friday. The state has witnessed constant rise in entrepreneurship movement and upsurge in economic activities because of significant improvement in the lawRead More

Yoga championship underway

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October, 11, 2019: The 24th State Level Yoga Physique Championship, 2019, organised by the Yoga Physique Institute and Studies Manipur (YPISM), was opened on Friday at Manipur Dramatic Union hall here. The theme of the championship is Yoga for health, wellbeing and sustainable development. Manipur governor Dr. Najma Heptulla said Yoga education amongst the youth can be an effective tool to counter the menace of substance abuse and drug addiction prevalent widely in the State of Manipur.  This championship will certainly help the young sportspersons to grow and maintainRead More

Democratic alliance demand special provision for NE in CAB

Pothashang News Service: Imphal October 11, 2019: Manipur Democratic Alliance (MDA) says it will not support the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) for the country if the bill is implemented without adding special provision for north eastern state including Manipur. This was stated by MDA convenor M. Tombi during a press conference here on Friday. He said home minister Amit Shah says CAB will implemented in the country. He also mentioned that a special provision will be added for north eastern states including Manipur. If the special provision can protect indigenous rightsRead More

Economic activities rise significantly in Manipur: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 10, 2019: Manipur has witnessed considerable increase in economic and business activities and rise in number of micro and small enterprises and industries because of improvement in law and order situation in the past few years. This was stated by Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Wednesday at the 70th Territorial Army Day organised by the state government at 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles Banquet Hall. The state now has 13,000 registered micro industries, which is the highest in the entire North East. There has been constant riseRead More

Transporters caution steering-down strike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 10, 2019: Transporters has cautioned to launch steering-down strike if National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) fail to complete renovation of Imphal-Jiribam national highway (NH- 37) within 10 days. President of Transporters’ and Drivers’ Council (TDC), Hijam Ranjit made the warning during a press conference held on Wednesday at its head office, here. NHIDCL had mentioned earlier that renovation of the two bridges will be completed by April 2020 but in a local paper one of the official of NHIDCL who hide its identityRead More

Anglo-Kuki War centenary

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 10, 2019: Anglo-Kuki War Centenary Commemoration Committee (AKWCCC) under the aegis of Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) is organising its celebration at C. Aisan village, Saikul sub-division, Kangpokpi district on October 17 in commemoration with Anglo-Kuki War Centenary. It was state by vice-president of KIM, Hemjathang Khongsai during a press conference held on Wednesday at its head office located at Kuki Inn, here. He said the centenary is being observed to pay tribute to the Kuki war patriots of Anglo-Kuki War 1917-1919 against the British imperialismRead More

Drugs worth Rs 1.41 crores seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 10, 2019: Troops of Assam Rifles seized Contraband Drugs worth Rs 1.41 Cr near Aishi in UkhruI district on Tuesday. A statement released by the Assam Rifles on Wednesday said, based on intelligence inputs regarding transportation of contraband drugs, troops of Assam Rifles intercepted and apprehended a suspect near Aishi village, Ukhrul district. He has been identified as Thongkhomin Haokip, a resident of Aishi. After a thorough search, the team seized 700 grams of Brown Sugar and 300 World is Yous tablets worth 1.41 crores fromRead More

Building requires government approval

Pothasang News Service: Imphal, October 6, 2019: Building owners constructed within the Imphal Municipal Corporation should take building approval from the concern officials by October 15 and owners who failed to get the approval will take necessary action from the next day. The caution was announced on Sunday by MunicipalAdministration, Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD) minister Th. Shyamkumarstated during a press conference held here. According to Manipur gazette notification of ‘The Imphal Municipal CouncilBuilding Bye-laws (first amendment), 2019’ the government has given approval to construct G+7 buildings under some criteria. TheRead More

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