Girls rescued

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 6, 2019: The Manipur Alliance for Child Rights (MACR) in partnership with CRY (Child Rights and You)  have thanked Manipur Police and all its member partner who took different roles and succeeded in rescue of three young girls hailing from Moreh, Tengnoupal District, Manipur. Chandel MACR partner informed that three girls, two of them were sisters of 16 and 19 years of age and the other 16 years from Moreh town were missing since early morning of Agust 3 from their respective houses. After confirming theRead More

Fisheries minister Kayisii inaugurates 1st Fish Seed Fingerlings Mela at Senapati

Pothashang New Service: Imphal, August 5, 2018 : Fisheries Minister N. Kayisii today inaugurated the 1st Fish Seed Fingerlings Mela at Senapati Mini Stadium. Addressing the gathering as the Chief Guest, Minister Kayisii said that about ninety percent of the population in the State consume fish and fish products. Despite being a small department, fisheries department is tasked with a crucial responsibility of meeting these demands, he stated. Reiterating the State’s goal of attaining self sufficiency in fish production by eliminating fish import by 2022, Kayisii expressed gratitude to theRead More

Forests conservation and preservation is a collective responsibility: Biswajit

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, 5th August, 2019 : Textiles, Commerce & Industries Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh today lead a mass tree plantation drive inside the premise  of Manipur Trade & Expo centre located at Lamboikhongnangkhong this morning. More than 500 tree saplings were planted today by the officials, staff of the department and entrepreneurs. The mass tree plantation will help in beautification and landscaping the premise of the centre. Addressing media persons, the Minister stated that the mass plantation programme is part of the Central Government programme of Mission Green India, withRead More

South East Asia Cultural Organisation (SEACO) celebrates its 9th foundation day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, 05 August,  2019: With a view to preserve the unique history,  culture, identity and religion of Manipur, the 9th Foundation  Day of South East Asia Cultural Organisation (SEACO) was held today at Lamyanba Sanglen, Konung Mamang. The event was mainly celebrated to observe the Maliyapham Palcha Kumshing-3417 of the annual Manipuri calendar. Minister CAF & PD, Revenue, Karam Shyam ; President, SEACO, Kolomcha Achoubi Khuman; Convenor, Act East Policy, R.K. Shivchandra Singh; Advisor, SEACO, Akham Langol; Chief Editor, Kangla Pao, Pukhrambam Ibochouba; Propreitor, Arun Enterprises &Read More

Weavers feted, promotional programmes lined up

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 3, 2019: Central government is ready to provide training to 10,000 weavers to enhance their skills, said textiles, commerce and industries minister Thongam Biswajit on Friday on the occasion of 20th State Handloom Day celebration held at G.M hall, organised by Handlooms promotion Council, Manipur. The celebration was aimed to highlight the contribution of the handloom industry in the socio-economic development of the state. Thirty-five weavers from across the state were feted for their contribution in promoting handloom products across the country. The state government is planningRead More

Red letter day for ADC pensioners

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 3, 2019: Inauguration of a pension cell at the directorate of tribal affairs in Imphal on Friday marked the day as a red letter day for thousands of pensioners of the six Autonomous District Councils (ADCs). The pension cell was inaugurated by tribal affairs and hills minister N. Kayisii at the directorate of tribal affairs. Pensioners of ADCs have been deprived of their pension benefits since its establishment in 1973. With the inauguration of the pension cell at the directorate, the pensioners can now breathe aRead More

Lady arrested with drug worth Rs 41 lakhs

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 3, 2019: Manipur police seized drugs suspected to be Heroin powder and World is Yours (WY) tablets at Khangabok from the possession of a lady in a van which was travelling from Indo-Myanmar border town Moreh towards Imphal. Suspected Heroin powder weighing 58 gms and a total of 60000 suspected WY Tablets, weighing around 6 Kgs were found from the silver colour Maruti van bearing registration number WB 24 Y 4172. Following an information that some drugs/contraband items are going to be transported from MorehRead More

Countrywide Tree Plantation Ride on August 4

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 2, 2019: The Biking Community of India (BCI) is organising a countrywide tree plantation drive on 4th August 2019. The tree plantation drive is being organised as part of “Save Earth Ride, 2019” hosted by Royal Motors, Manipur with support from Motorcrops; Kanglei Royal Club, Kakching; Manipur Riders Club and Miyam and CSOs. Speaking to media persons at Manipur Press Club, Coordinator BCI, North East Zone and Chief of Royal Motors, Manipur, Meisnam Bikramjit Singh said that many people questioned relations between bike riding and saveRead More

Minister Shyamkumar calls for collective effort

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 31, 2019: Manipur Development Agency (MUDA) on Wednesday organised a 1-day sensitization workshop on 100 days impact initiative on Swasth SHG Pariwar, an initiative to link all the eligible Self-Help Group (SHG) members with the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) and POSHAN Abhiyaan besides organising health check-up for all SHG members by 2nd October 2019. The workshop was organised at the City Convention Centre, Imphal East. Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD) minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar said constructive joint effort of various departments is essentialRead More

Biren promises to punish culprits involved in Babysana death case

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 31, 2019: The government is taking seriously on the death of Ningthoujam Babysana, student of Standard Robert Higher Secondary School and is committed to punish the culprits, said chief minister N. Biren Singh at the Passing Out Parade of the 5th Batch of MR/IRB/CP Followers (Male) held at Manipur Police Training College, Pangei on Wednesday. He said that the Investigating Agency cannot provide the updates of the case to the public daily. He personally met the members of the JAC (joint action committee, formed in connection to BabysanaRead More

Court remanded school principal’s son to police custody in connection to Babysana’s death

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 31, 2019: Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West has remanded Pheiroijam Robinson, junior administrator of Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School, to police custody for seven days in connection with the death of N. Babysana, a class VII student. Babysana was allegedly found hanging inside the school hostel on July 18. Robinson, 32, who is the son of the school principal Pheiroijam Landhoni, resident of Canchipur, was arrested on Monday by a team of SIT (Special Investigation Team). He was charged of committing offence under section 75 of Juvenile Justice Act. HeRead More

5 KNF (P) cadres arrested

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 30, 2019: Imphal West police arrested five active cadres of KNF (P) from different places and recovered arms and ammunitions from their possession on Tuesday. The arrested casres were isentified as Lalkhohao Khongsai alias Robin alias Lalneo, 23, of Motbung Tongneh Village, Kangpokpi district, David Neihsial alias Hendavida, 35, of Kolasin village, Mizoram at present residing at B. Venom village, Churachandpur , Nainu Kipjen, 32, of Leikot village, Motbung, Kangpokpi district, Thangminlen Haokip slias Lelen, 34, of N. Boljang, Kangpokpi district and Lamgoulin Khongsai alias GougouRead More

Minister Letpao inspects irrigation sites st Khuga Dam area

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 30, 2019 : Minister for water resources Letpao Haokip on Tuesday inspected various irrigation sites of the Khuga Multi-purpose Project (Khuga Dam) in Churachandpur district. Letpao and circle MLA V. Hankhalian and top officials of the department were also present in the inspection. The team first reached the root of the right canal of the dam. Later, the minister inspected Lungshiphai,  a downstream section of the left canal of the dam,  and also the Bohlui canal. Letpao said cultivation to a large area of the district wasRead More

Blast injures 3

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 30, 2019: Three persons including two women were injured in a blast that triggered at Thangmeiband Hijam Dewan Leikai on Tuesday evening. The injured persons were identified as H. Manihar, 60, M. Surbala Devi 38, and N. Bidimala, 34. They were rushed to Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal. The blast took place near a Royal Enfield servicing centre. Police rushed at the blast site as soon as the blast took place.

First quality analysis lab at ICAR

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 30, 2019: For the first time a quality analysis laboratory has been installed at Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) complex for North East Hill (NEH) Region, Manipur centre. Horticulture and soil conservation minister Th. Shyamkumar on Tuesday inaugurated ICAR NEH Quality Analysis Laboratory, Manipur at the Lamphelpat centre in Imphal West. The laboratory was the first of its kind of laboratory, especially under the public sector, which is established in the entire North East region. It was funded by the department of horticulture and soilRead More

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