Doctors ask for peace

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 27, 2019:   Teachers’ and Medical Officers’ Association of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) denouncing bomb attack at the residence of associate professor of the institute Dr. Thokchom Chito Singh staged sit-in on RIMS campus. A bomb was blasted in front of the gate of Dr. Chito’s residence at Thangmeiband Hijam Dewan Leikai, Imphal on April 24 night. The glasses of a car parked near the gate were shattered and there were dents on the gate as well. The doctors urged not to attack doctors. “ThoughRead More

Two KSO volunteers arrested

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 26, 2019: Manipur police has arrested two volunteers of Kuki Students’ Organisation in connection with the burning down of St. Joshep Higher Secondary School, Sugnu. The school was burned down on April 25 at around 9: 50 pm by unknown miscreants suspected to be volunteers of Kuki Students’ Organisation (Gunpi Block), Chandel district, a press statement released by Manipur Police said on Friday. It said on receipt of the information, Kakching District Police with Fire Brigade of Sugnu and Kakching rushed to control the fire. InRead More

Police operation against bomb threats

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 26, 2019: Following several bomb blasts and bomb threats Imphal West district police today conducted cordon and search operation at different locations of Imphal. Imphal West district commando and team of City Police conducted search operations in Thangal Bazar area, at M.G. Avenue, Majorkhul, Kalibari and Hotel Nongin. The operations were conducted from 4.50 pm till 5.40 pm. During the operations about 325 persons were verified out of which 14 persons who failed to produce their identification documents were detained and handed over to City police station forRead More

Students demand to get missing girl

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 25, 2019: Joint Students’ Co-ordinating Committee (JSCC) has demanded to find out the missing of a 14 years old girl and to book the culprit(s) involved in her missing within 15 days. The students commitee cautioned to take up agitations if the government fails to take necessary measures within the deadline. Convenor of JSCC, Manjit Sarangthem during a news conference held today at the head office of All Manipur Students’ Union said the minor girl has been missing since December 31 last year. On that day she caledRead More

State pays tribute to Khongjom war heroes

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 23, 2019: Remembering the warriors of Manipur who fought against the British in the Anglo-Manipuri War in 1891, rich tributes were paid to them on Khongjom Day Observation at Khongjom War Memorial Complex, Khebaching, Thoubal district on Tuesday. Manipur governor Najma Heptulla and the vhief minister N. Biren Singh led the other ministers, MLAs, high level government officers, top police personnel and public in laying floral wreaths at the Khongjom War Memorial and Paona Brajabasi statue, offered Tarpon at Khongjom River and paid homage withRead More

Twin blasts injures one

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 22, 2019: One person was injured when two hand grenades simultaneously blasted today evening near Minuthong, Imphal. The grenades were blasted at around 7: 25 pm. One of them blasted inside the Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association (MMTA) campus near the gate. The other one was blasted at a distance of about 50 metres away from MMTA campus gate towards Khuman Lampak stadium on the road. The injured persons has been identified as Konsam Santoshkumar, 44, resident of Khurai Konsam Leikai. He has been hospitalised at RajRead More

Re-poll on April 24

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 22, 2019: Twelve polling stations in the Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency go to re-poll on April 24. This was stated by chief electoral officer, Maniour, Prashant Kumar Singh in a news conference today. The Election Commission of India has declared that the poll taken on April 18 in respect of the 12 polling stations to be void and declared for the re-poll, he said. The polling stations to re-poll are five stations in Heingang Assembly Constituency, one in Thongju, four in Keirao and two inRead More

Tribute to Khelen

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 20, 2019: First death anniversary of Khelen Thokchom, former special correspondent of The Telegraph was observed at his residence at Sagolbandh  Tera Tongbram Leikai here. Amid rituals family, relatives and friends paid tribute to the departed soul. A statue in his memory was also unveiled today.

Gold biscuits seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 19, 2019: Officers of Anti-Smuggling Unit, Customs Division, Imphal today nabbed two residents of Uttar Pradesh along with six gold biscuits at Patsoi Bazar, Imphal West. They were identified as Nirbhay Kumar Upadhyay, 31 and Bachchalal, 59. Three gold biscuits each were concealed in their body cavity (rectum). They were travelling to Jiribam by a passenger Winger taxi. The gold biscuits would value Rs 31, 34, 412. Further investigation is goin on, Modoli Daso, assistant commissioner,  Customs division Imphal said.

Heptulla becomes first Manipur governor to exercises franchise in Imphal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 18, 2018: Manipur governor Najma Heptulla, the first governor to have her name included in the voters’ list of the state, today exercised her franchise in Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency for the 17th Lok Sabha Election at Tamphasana Girls Secondary School – 11/34 Old Lambulane (B) polling station. Heptulla told the reporters that election should be voted freely without any fear. She encouraged all to exercise their adult franchise as it contributes in nation’s building and formation of responsible government. Chief electoral officer, Manipur, Prashant KumarRead More

All set for Inner Manipur poll

Pothasgang News Service: Imphal, April 17, 2019: Arrangements were all set for the second phase of Lok Sabha election to poll in the Outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituency tomorrow. Eleven candidates are in fray for ‘Inner Manipur’ Lok Sabha seat. A total of 928626 voters, including 447843 males, 480751 females and 32 in third gender category will cast their ballots in the second phase. 1300 Polling stations are set up for smooth conduct of elections in the state. Number of service voters is 8838. Special arrangements have been made for 4526Read More

Storm kills three women

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 15, 2019: Thunderstorm took away lives of three women while about 40 people including 30 students were injured this morning. Two of the women identified as Nemdom, 74, and Chenkholhai, 50 died at T Munjang village in Churachandpur when a house where they were sheltering collapsed. The third woman identified as Yengkhom Nungsitombi, 56, died at Kakching Wairi Senapati Leikai when a banyan tree fell on her. The students were injured when a building collapsed at Kwakta. They are reportedly out of danger. There wereRead More

Smuggler arrested with Brown Sugar worth Rs 2 crores

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 14, 2019: Officers of anti-smuggling unit, Customs division today seized 2 kg of Brown Sugar that would worth Rs 2 crores. The drug was detected by the officers from one  Chonkai Kipgen, 34, son of late Janglun, residence of Vill Ahthibung, Peren. Nagaland this morning at about 6: 30 am. It was found concealed inside two moras (traditional stool). He was waiting for a passenger winger at Pheiding bus parking stand ready for travelling to Dimapur. A case has been registered under the relevant provisions of NDPSRead More

Athoubashing-gi Numit (Martyrs’ Day) observed at Cheiraoching

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 13, 2019: Athoubashing-gi Numit (Martyrs’ Day) was observed on Saturday Chingmeirong Cheiraoching, Thangmeiband. Large number of people came out to pay floral tributes at the memorial complex of martyrs of the banned outfit Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) at Chingmeirong Cheiraoching, who laid down their lives in the course of the revolutionary movement Athoubashing-gi Numit (Martyrs’ Day) organized by Family Committee for Observation of 13 April. The day is observed every year in honour of the 7 People’s Liberation Army (PLA) cadres who were killed inRead More

Kaiku happy with people’s support

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 12, 2019: “The appearance of large crowd in my flag hoisting ceremony proves how much people support me. It is out of my expectation and I feel that I am towards achieving success,” Manipur screen star RK Somendro who is popular as Kaiku said. Kaiku is contesting in the Lok Sabha election from Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency. His flag hoisting ceremony was conducted at his residence in presence of his supporters attended by film fraternity. After the flag hoisting ceremony a public rally was organised atRead More

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