CEO Manipur speaks on disqualification of candidature

Imphal, April 10, 2019 (DIPR):  The Chief Electoral Officer, Manipur, Shri P. K. Singh highlighted the media personnel the basic procedure of how candidature of contesting candidates is normally disqualified. Candidature of any candidate could not be challenged or disqualified by either the CEO of the RO after completion of formal scrutiny and publication of final list of contesting candidates. The CEO further made clarification regarding issues of complaints or counter complaints received from candidates or political parties during election time by stating that complaints whenever received at CEO levelRead More

Miscreants fired rounds of bullets

Pothashang News Service: Imhpal, April 10, 2019: Some unidentified persons fired four rounds of bullets at the resident of one Md. Miland khan (37 yrs), son of (L) Md. Kumaruddin of Kshetri Bengoon Awang Leikai in Kshetrigao A/C, Imphal East at around 2 am on Wednesday.However, there are no reports of any casualty. Condemning the incident, members of Kshetri Bengoon Awang Leikai Muslim Welfare Association and Meiba Paibi staged a sit-in protest on Wednesday afternoon. Speaking to media persons, Rashida Begum, member of the organisation said, Miland Khan is aRead More

Journalists’ award

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 10, 2019: Editors’ Guild Manipur (EGM) invites application for Media coverage award in connection with the recently concluded “Know Your MP Candidate”. The programme were held at Hotel Imphal, North A.O.C, and Hotel Classic Grande, Chingmeirong for both LS constituencies on 4 and 8 April 2019 organised by EGM. Altogether 16 cash awards in 2 categories (both Print and Electronics) for the two events will be given. Another four special awards for best coverage will be given to the editors of the media houses. InRead More

Battle of Kanglatongbi remembered

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 9, 2019: The Platinum Jubilee Commemoration of Battle of Kanglatongbi was observed on Sunday, the 7th April at Kanglatongbi War Memorial. It was organised by Army Ordnance Corps in association with 2nd World War Imphal Campaign Foundation (2WWICF) and Manipur Tourism Forum (MTF) in honour to the brave soldiers of the 221 Advance Ordnance Depot who sacrificed their lives during the 2nd World War. The battle was fought on the adjoining night of 6th and 7th April in 1944 at Kanglatongbi. The kin of martyredRead More

NAB seized WY Tablets worth Rs 8 lakhs

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 9, 2019: A team of Narcotics Cell and Jiribam District Police seized a large amount of WY Tablets on Monday evening. The tablets were seized during frisking and checking near Gularthol Bridge on NH 53 led by ASI Krishna Sharma under the supervision of Additional Superintendent of Police (L/O). The tablets were seized from a Maruti Eco Silver in colour bearing registration number MN05M-9566 during the frisking. Altogether 16,000 numbers of WY Tablets which is worth about Rs 8 lakhs in the local market wasRead More

RGU among top 100 Universities in India

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, 9 April, 2019: The Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), Arunachal Pradesh has been ranked among the top 100 Universities in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Human Resource Development. The rankings were announced by President, Ramnath Kovind at New Delhi on Monday. Top 100 Universities were selected among the 907 Universities in the country. Chairing a meeting held to discuss the ramifications of the ranking, RGU Vice-Chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha said that it is indeed a great achievement of the University and expressedRead More

Congress slams BJP promise over citizenship bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 9, 2019: Manipur Pradesh has drawn attention of the people on the BJP’s promise in its manifesto to bring  back the Citizenship Amendment Bill. The BJP manifesto says the party would ensure the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament with utmost respect to every state’s cultural values. “How can our cultural identity be protected when the bill that allows immigrants to settle in our region is enforced,” Hemochandra said at a news conference held at Congress Bhawan today. Seeing the BJP manifesto weRead More

High Court orders to release Kishorechandra

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 8, 2019: The High Court of Manipur has today directed to release ‘journalist’ Kishorechandra Wangkhem who was arrested under National Security Act (NSA). He was arrested in November 20 last year for posting a video on his facebook wall which allegedly questioned the stance of chief minister N. Biren Singh regarding a function held in Imphal. The court of the chief judicial magistrate released him on November 26 stating “the words, terms and gesture used by the accused in the video cannot be termed as seditious.Read More

Show cause notice to Joykishan

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 6, 2019: Office of the Returning Officer, 1-inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency today served a show cause notice to Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson MLA Khumukcham Joykishan to clarify on his statement published in some local dailies on April 3. The show cause notice served by returning officer Naorem Praveen Singh said in inviting a reference to the press conference given by Joykishan on April 2, which was published on the next day in news items of some of the leading newspapers the allegation of violation ofRead More

Bike rally for 1 person 1 vote

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 6, 2019: To ensure that no voters are left behind in the forthcoming Lok Sabha Election, a SVEEP (Systematic Voter’s Education and Electoral Participation Programme) bike rally carrying the message “1 person 1 vote”was organised today by the Churachandpur District Election Officer in collaboration with Paul’s Motorcycle and bike riders of the district. The rally was flagged off from Paul’s Motorcycle Showroom at Chiengkonpangl and traversed to Kangvai andculminated at Khuga Dam. District election officer Shyam Lal Poonia said that 1 Person 1 Vote campaignRead More

Manipur celebrates Cheiraoba

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 6, 2019: People of Manipur specially the Meitei/Meetei community today celebrated Cheiraoba, the New Year’s Day festival. The day begins with offerings and prayers to Lord Sanamahi. People enjoy sumptuous food served with varieties of cuisines. Before having lunch a well prepared set of food is offered to Lamlai. In the afternoon people climb up on the hills with the belief to attain high principle of life. People enjoy Thabal Chongba, musical concerts and Shumang Leela among others in the evening of Cheiraoba day. TheRead More

Amit Shah campaigns Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 6, 2019: The BJP government has initiated a railway girder bridge in Manipur which would become the world’s tallest bridge, BJP president Amit Shah said while saying Imphal- Jiribam railway construction will be completed by 2021. He was adressing at an election rally at Wangjing Kodompokpi Lampak in Thoubal on Friday. “Construction of the world’s tallest bridge at Noney is underway. People from different parts of the world will come to Manipur to witness the bridge,” Shah said. The past government could not complete the Imphal-JiribamRead More

CM denied MLA Joykishan’s allegations as baseless

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, 5 April, 2019: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh denied allegations made by Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPSS) Spokesperson and MLA Shri. Kh. Joykisan’s that CM took bribe to clear bills for one Mr. James Gangte is baseless and unverified a press statement said. The press statement issued by Personal Secretary of Chief Minister said that in a press conference held on 02/04/2019, Shri Kh. Joykisan Singh, made allegations that one Shri James Gangte gave a sum of RS. 12,90,000/- to a relative of Chief Minister ShriRead More

Radhabinod resigns from BJP

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 4, 2019: Former Manipur chief minister Radhabinod Koijam resigned from BJP after the party ticket to contest in the upcoming Lok Sabha election was given to RK Ranjan. Radhabinod told reporters at his residence in Imphal that he submitted his resignation letter today morning to the president of BJP Manipur, Kshetrimayum Bhabananda Singh asking to delete his name from the membership. He said he had no allegation anyone for giving the party ticket to him. He said he is sad that he failed to get theRead More

Journalists’ Medical financial assistance distributed

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 4, 2019: AMWJU’s charitable Trust, Paomee Welfare Foundation (PWF) on Thursday distributed medical financial assistance to ten beneficiaries, amounting to Rs 2,55,000. PWF’s team led by its Chairperson, Wangkhemcha Shamjai handed over the financial assistance to each of the beneficiaries at a simple distribution function held at the Manipur Press Club today. The distribution of the financial assistance was carried out following recommendations of the high-powered Medical Board of the Foundation comprising representatives from three reputed hospitals, namely, Dr A Santa Singh, Director RIMS, DrRead More

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