Manipur asked Centre to verify border pillar positions: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 12, 2018: Manipur chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh has said the state government has written the Centre to send a survey team of the government of India to conduct verification on the positions of subsidiary pillars between main Border Pillar No. 80 to 82 along the India-Myanmar boundary and more particularly main Border Pillar No. 81 in the presence of all stakeholders so as to clear doubts in the minds of the general public. In a press conference held on Thursday at the chief minister’s secretariat Biren Singh refutedRead More

State team to meet HRD minister over varsity issue

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 12, 2018:  Chief Minister Biren Singh said a team of the state government led by him would meet Union human resources development minister Prakash Javadekar to apprise him about the present situation of the varsity tomorrow. He was talking to reporters at his secretariat today. Biren said that taking the present unrest at the varsity seriously, the state government has been making all possible efforts including meeting with the representatives of MUTA and MUSU and explaining the stand of the Manipur University community to the Union Human ResourcesRead More

Organic pineapple aggregation unit at Angtha

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 12, 2019: Horticulture and soil conservation minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar today announced that a total of 7,500 organic farmers of the state will be covered in the 2nd phase of Mission Organic Chain Development for North East Region (MOCD-NER), ministry of agriculture, for which the ministry has given a green signal. Altogether 650 organic pineapple farmers will be covered in the region in the 2nd phase of the scheme, said the minister. The minister made the announcement during the inauguration of an aggregation unit for pineapple at AngthaRead More

Indefinite total shut down of colleges launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 12, 2018: Joint College Students’ Forum (JCSF), has today launched indefinite total shut down of all colleges affiliated to Manipur University bu shutting doen at least twenty colleges. JCSF is a conglomerate body students’ union of colleges in Manipur. The university has been paralysed since Manipur Students’ launched strike demanding replacement of vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey from the post. The students termed him as ‘irresponsive’ vice chancellor. The students’ forum demands to declare the results of third, fourth and sixth semester college examinations. There are 86Read More

Minister Kayisii visits landslide area in Kangpokpi

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 12, 2018: Tribal affairs and hills and fisheries minister N. Kayisii today visited Thonglang in Kangpokpi district which falls under his constituency Tadubi, to take stock of the situation post the devastating landslide that occurred in the village last week. Interacting with the villagers, Kayisii encouraged the villagers to plant more trees to maintain the ecological balance in the area. The minister assured to provide CGI sheets to the affected households. Expressing concern over the poor connectivity in the village especially the road condition, mobile and powerRead More

Drug dealers in police custody

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 1, 20181: A team of Sinjamei Polise Station yesterday arrested one person namely V. Pandian Dever ,47, son of P. Vellinsamy Dever of Vasudevanallur PS Puliangudi, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. According to a press statement released today by W. Basu Sihgh) MPS, superintendent of Police/NAB Vellinsamy is at present residing at Moreh ward No.4 district-Tengnoupal from M.I. Academy Langhabal Kunja Mamang Leikai, Imphal along NH2 for illegal possession of 2000 WY (Amphetamine) tablets and other incriminating articles were also seized from his possession. A case has been registered at Singjamei PoliceRead More

Free career counselling

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 11, 2018: South Asian Institute of Rural and Agricultural Management, Manipur is organizing a free Career Counselling on “After Class 12 – Prospects and Possibilities” with special reference to management, agriculture and allied studies. The career counselling program will be held on July 15 ( Sunday ) from 10 am till 1 pm at its campus at Langjing Achouba, Imphal west, Manipur. Students who have passed class 10 or 12 are eligible to attend the career counseling programme.  Students are requested to come along with their parents or guardians. Distinguished speakers from Manipur University, Central Agricultural University,Read More

Veterinary employees move for central pay

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 11, 2018: Employees of state veterinary department today staged sit-in as a part of the cease work strike launched by the Joint Administrative Council (JAC) of All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council and All Manipur Government Employees Organisation. Jamaluddin Khan, an employee of the department said, “The demand put by JAC is pressed as they are necessary to be fulfilled.” A section of people who are bureaucrats are enjoying the7th Central Pay structure. The government fails to realise to serve for the people’s welfare. They ruleRead More

Women street vendors demonstrate for ‘living’

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 11, 2018: Women street vendors vending along the footpath of Khuman Lampak in Imphal west today staged a sit-in demanding to stop harassing them and to immediately commence construction of the market shed promised to construct by the government. Ngangom Premabati, president of Ima Panthoibi Street Vendors Union, said all of sudden our vending sheds were destroyed without giving information on Monday. As the market shed promised to be constructed for us has not been constructed we have to trade on the roadside for living,Read More

Landslides kill 7, another 2 untraceable

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 11, 2018: Landslides occurred at three different parts of Tamenglong district headquarters has taken lives of seven including six children today early morning. Two children remained untraceable. Rescue operations were being taken up by the state and central forces with the villagers. The landslides were occurred at New Salem, Neigailong and Ramgailong between 2: 30 am and 3 am. At New Salem two girls and three boys, children of Guithuanang Riamei and Liangsiliu were killed. They are Tigailiu Riamei, 17, Peichunliu Riamei, 15, Gaikurei Riame, 13,Read More

Assam Rifles apprehends notorious gangsters

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 10, 2018: In its continued efforts to maintain peace and security in Manipur, Tulihal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) nabbed two notorious individuals, namely Md Rizwan, 23 years, and Md Muzibur Rahaman, 45, both residents of Lilong Haoreibi Awang Leikai, in a joint operation with Lilong Police. A statement released by Assam Rifles on Tuesday stated that the individuals on interrogation revealed that they were involved in extorting money from locals for their personal gains in the garb of being associatedRead More

Assam Rifles seizes gold worth Rs 19.92 lakh

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 10, 2018: Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) apprehended one gold smuggler carrying 04 gold biscuits weighing 664 grams worth approximately Rs 19.92 lakhs from Permanent Vehicle Check Post (PVCP), Khudengthabi. A statement released by Assam Rifles said on Tuesday at around 1315 hours, based on specific input received from reliable source, regarding smuggling of gold from Moreh to Imphal, a silver colour Maruti Van bearing Registration number MN 06L 9255 was stopped for checking at PVCP, Khudengthabi. While friskingRead More

CM Biren Vows to hunt down ambusher

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 10, 2018: Chief minister N. Biren Singh has promised to hunt down the militants involved in the ambush that killed an Assam Rifles jawan. He strongly condemned the attack on a team of 31 Assam Rifles in which Ningthoujam Subhash Chandra Singh son of N. Tharongou Singh of Khangabok Awang Leikai, Thoubal District was killed. The attack, which was claimed responsible by proscribed PLA, took place at Skipe village in Kamjong district yesterday while the Assam Rifles team was on road patrol. The chief minister was at theRead More

Drug worth Rs 20 cr drug seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 10, 2018:  A team of Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) arrested two persons long with one kilogram of heroin powder from Nagaram area near Punya Hyundai Car showroom yeasterday. The two drug traffickers were identified as  Hidangmayum Inao Sharma, 43, son of late H. Nilamani Sharma and Hijam Tondum Singh, 37, son of late H. Ihohal Singh, both resident of Yairipok Yambem Makha Leikai, PS-Andro, Imphal East. A case has been registered at NAB police station and investigation is going on. W Basu Singh, superintendent of police/NABRead More

Gold biscuits seizure

Pithashang News Service: Imphal, July 10, 2018: Tengnoupal Battalion Assam Rifles of 26 Sector Assam Rifles apprehended one gold smuggler carrying three gold biscuits weighing approximately 498 grams worth 14.94 lakhs at Permanent Vehicle Check Post (PVCP), Khudengthabi on Sunday evening, said a release by Assam Rifles. A silver colour Maruti Van bearing registration number MN 04A 0266 was stopped for checking at the PVCP, Khudengthabi. While frisking and carrying out thorough checking of the baggage, the gold biscuits were found inside the personal clothing of one of the passengers.Read More

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