Teachers’ workshop on folk tales launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 16, 2018: A seven- day ‘Workshop on Folktales and Its Educative Values for Elementary School Teachers’, was launched on Wednesday at Nambol Higher Secondary School, Bishnupur district, organised by the State Council of Educational Research and Training. Manipur education minister, Thokchom Radheshyam said that telling the tales of folktales to the students can intrigue their interest towards school. He asserted that the folktales are the treasures of moral values and lessons that need to be instilled to the young minds to enhance their conduct. The inaugural programme wasRead More

Transport department employees demonstrate for Central Pay

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 16, 2018: Manipur state transport department today staged a sit-in at the department complex in Imphal demanding to implement the 7thCentral Pay scale as a part of the employees’ cease-work strike spearheaded by   Joint Administrative Council of All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council and All Manipur Government Employees’ Organisation which has crossed 55 days. Ph. Bijoykumar Singh, general secretary of All Manipur Transport Department Employees Union, said the employees will take up every form of agitation which is spearheaded by the joint administrative council of the employees untilRead More

Police raid drug centre at Moreh

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 16, 2018: State police has today raided a drug trading house at the Indo-myanmar border town Moreh and seized varieties of drugs and associated kits. Today   at around 4 pm, a team  Moreh Police conducted a raid at a drug vendor and arrested one lady, Ngashepam Premila Devi, 50,alias Bimola wife of Ngasepam Ibomcha Singh of Prem Nagar Labuk Leikai, Moreh ward no. 5, for peddling drugs at her residence. The police team recovered, 44 WY tablets, six gram of brown sugar, six numbers of whiteRead More

Biren launches third session of Go to Village mission

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 15, 2018:  Chief minister N. Biren Singh today launched the third session of ‘Go to Village” mission at Wangoi in Imphal West where he distributed benefits under different social security schemes to selected beneficiaries. Around 80,000 applicants were received on the inaugural day of the ‘Go to Village’ throughout the state. Out of which, around 40,000 grievances were delivered on the same day. The second edition of ‘Go to Village’ mission camps were held at 52 villages across the state last Tuesday. Around 68,000 applicants wereRead More

NEDF opposes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 15, 2018: The North East Dialogue Forum (NEDF) has appealed the government of India and Assam to act according to the wish of the people, consider the rights of the Indigenous People and to withdraw the present stand of the government of India and Assam immediately on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. NEDF in a press statement said it will also write a letter to the Joint Select Committee of Parliament opposing the same. Since the last many decades the Indigenous people inhabited in the North East are threatenedRead More

Rationale thinking and understanding essential in science education: Joykumar

Imphal, 15th May, 2018 (DIPR): Deputy Chief Minister Shri Yumnam Joykumar Singh has said that developing rationale thinking and understanding are essential in learning science.  He was speaking as Chief Guest at the closing function of Science Meet – 2018, today, held at the campus of National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT), Akampat in Imphal. Deputy Chief Minister said, thinking, imagination, observation, analysing concepts and derivation are the basic constituents of learning science. He said, science means trying to understanding the concepts behind things and happenings around us.Read More

Jayantakumar promises modern infrastructure

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 15, 2018: Health minister L. Jayantakumar Singh said the General Nurse and Midwifery Training School at Churachandpur will be modernized in tune with the changing times, addressing  at the Lamp lighting and Capping Ceremony after inaugurating a skill Lab at the training school today. The minister said, the state government will provide the necessary infrastructure at the earliest. He added that the role of the nurse in the society is well known to all. Dedication and sincerity of the nurses are the imminent qualities of a nurse.Read More

Fake Aadhaar card racket busted: CM Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 14, 2018: Manipur Police has successfully busted gangs for making fake Aadhaar cards in the state, said chief minister N. Biren Singh at a press conference held at his secretariat on Monday. He said following a tip-off, SP Tengnoupal and his team intercepted two vehicles near Moreh Police Station coming from Moreh towards Imphal on Sunday. Out of the ten passengers, nine persons were found to be illegal immigrants without having valid documents. On further verification, all illegal migrants were from Myanmar, he added. The lone Indian named ParithaRead More

Sekmai Protection Committee complains over CHC construction

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 14, 2018: Sekmai Protection Committee (SPC) has urged the government that Sekmai Community Health Centre (CHC) should not be inaugurated with renovation as the construction does not maintain quality. President of Sekmai Protection Committee (SPC), Angom Rajesh told reporters that the construction of fifty bedded Sekmai CHC was started in the year 2010 and continued construction in 2017 after a long gap. He said most of the structures are partially affected and most of the pillars stand without skeleton. At the time of construction SPCRead More

Cease-drive strike frees Imphal city from congestion

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 14, 2018: Imphal city was today reduced to less congestion as the “Joint Administrative Council, All Manipur under Five Tone Passenger Service” launched 48 hours cease-service strike since last midnight. The diesel-auto-rickshaw and diesel-van service providers intensified its strike to mount pressure to the state government for their demand to withdraw the government’s decision to ban diesel-auto-rickshaw and diesel-van entering Imphal city soon. Chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh and the Traffic Regulation and Parking Committee (Imphal East and West) decided to ban diesel autos and vans during aRead More

Visit of Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Naval Staff in Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 13, 2018: Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and the Chief of Naval Staff commenced a four-day visit of the Spear Corps Zone today. During the course of his visit extending upto May 16, Admiral Lanba will visit the North East States of Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. In his capacity as the chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee, Admiral Lanba will undertake an assessment of the security situation in the North East states, said a statement released by IGAR (South). He will beRead More

“Go to village” – a boon to people at grassroots level

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 13, 2018: The third session of the state government’s ‘Khungang Chatse – Go to Village’ mission will be held at various villages across the state on May 15. The noble initiative of the new state government gives special focus to schemes for social benefit, health and education and identification of left out beneficiaries for inclusion in government programmes of housing and pension etc. The ‘Go to Village’ mission, a brainchild of chief minister N. Biren Singh, is specifically designed to reach out to the citizensRead More

Awards conferred

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 13, 2018: Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam said a good relationship between all sections of people inhabiting in the state is a must for maintaining peace and communal harmony. He said that one should be hard working and should try to stay busy since an empty mind tends to incline towards negative thoughts. The minister was speaking as the chief guest at the 18th Peace and Communal Harmony and AMACSDS (All Manipur Art and Culture and Sports Development Society) Awards organised by the held at AshaRead More

“GO TO VILLAGE” camps in Chandel and Toubal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 13, 2018: The district administration, Chandel will conduct “Go to Village” mission at Liwachangning and Khubungkhullen village in the district on May 15 covering 14 villages. The camp at Liwachangning under Chandel sub-division will cover 5 villages namely, Liwachangning, Leishokching, Khuringmol, Komlathabi and Penaching village. The other camp/centre at Khubungkhullen under Chakpikarong sub-division will cover 9 villages. They are, Khubungkhullen, Khubungkhunou, Thorcham, Phiran Machet, Tonalpe, Beaula, Novokom, Bersheba and Khumbung village.The District Administration, Thoubal will also launch “Go to Village” mission on May 15 atRead More

Special features of Kangla – Naoroibam Indramani

Contd. from 6 May 2018: The Kangla Sha: The Kangla Sha were the huge statues of two lions installed in the front of the Kangla Uttra. The Statues were made of brick and mortar having two horns with a heights of about 22 feet. The British called it as Dragon, but the Cheitharol Kumbaba describes it as lion. Actually the statues were line lion through they had two horns. The Cheitharol Kumbaba has a record of having constructed these statues twice. The first statues were constructed by king Chourajit inRead More

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