Manipur has been enduring ill effects of insurgency

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 5, 2019:  Manipur has been enduring the ill effects of insurgency, which is disrupting the social harmony of the state and is also having an adverse impact on the economic development of the state. This was stated by Manipur governor Najma Heptulla during a seminar on “Changing security paradigm in North East- Implications and Imperatives which was inaugurated on Thursday at City Convention Centre, here. The seminar was organised by Assam Rifles; Sentinels of the North East under the aegis of HQ Director General, Assam Rifles.Read More

Indian veteran football team to wear black jersey to supports movements on issues in Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 5, 2019: Indian veteran football team led by its captain Birendra Singh Kangjam will be playing in black jersey in the ‘Asian Track and Turf Federation International Veterans Football Championship’ to be held at Phuket, Thailand to support the movements on various issues of Manipur. The team left Manipur on Thursday by wearing black showing their contemplation and consciousness of the present issues in Manipur. The championship will start from Friday and conclude on Monday. The Birendra, 65, is from Haobam Marak Kangjam Leikai. Match managerRead More

Celebrating Manipur Sankritan

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 4, 2019: To commemorate inclusion of Manipuri Nat Sankirtana in the UNESCO’s intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity ‘Celebrating Sankirtana of Manipur: India’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ was organised at Banquet hall, 1st MR, Imphal, on Wednesday. The programme was jointly organised by Intellectual Forum of North East, department of sankirtana, Manipur University of Culture, department of dance and music, Manipur University and Manipur Citizen Forum. Manipur governor Dr. Najma Heptulla said State Level Committee of Nata Sankirtana has been observing Sankirtana Day in the stateRead More

Brown Sugar factories busted, over 41 kg Brown Sugar seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 3, 2019: Manipur Police with Assam rifles busted a Brown Sugar plants running at two residences at Sada Khumbi village in Thoubal district and seized 41.293 kg of Heroin Brown Sugar and10 liters of morphinated liquid along with production materials. The mission was conducted by a team of Thoubal district police comprising of additional superintendent of police (operations) Sachidananda Soibam, additional superintendent of police (L & O) Th. Deshorjit Singh, inspector N. Sadananda Singh, inspector K. Premkumar Margang and a column of 26 AR led byRead More

100 acre poppy plantation destroyed

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 3, 2019: Poppy plantation of about 100 acres were destroyed at Taphou Kuki and Taphou Naga hill range  and surrounding areas under Senapati police station on Tuesday. The poppy destruction drive was carried out by a joint team of Senapati district police, NAB, NCB, forest officials and SDO Senapati, Laisen under the leadership of ASP, SPT Pukeho Mao, ASP, SPT Lalminlen Misao and ASP, NAB, Saklemba RK along with DSP Sani, OC, SPT Tezii and OC, narcotics Jonah. Two FIR cases  have been taken up inRead More

International Day of Persons with Disabilities held

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 3, 2019: International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019 was held at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen on Tuesday. It was celebrated under the theme ‘Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda’. Nemcha announced that Unique Disability ID (UDID) for persons with disabilities (PwDs) project is already launched in all the 16 districts of Manipur. It is a project which is being implemented with a view of creating a National Database for PwDs, and to issue aRead More

Training on school safety held

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 3, 2019: Training cum Orientation Programme on School Safety and Security Measures for Teachers and Students’ programme was held at the Lamlong Higher Secondary School, Lamlong on Monday. Commencing from November 16 the training cum orientation on school safety and security measures is being organised by department of education (School) in association with Samagra Shiksha, Manipur. Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam said that the training cum orientation programme will create awareness among teachers and students to be more alert and enable them to reduce/avoid risks during naturalRead More

MANPAC to meet Amit Shah on Tuesday on CAB

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 3, 2019: Manipur People against Citizenship Amendment Bill (MANPAC) members will meet Union homeminister, Amit Shah in Delhi on Tuesday at 10: 30 pm to discuss over the Citizenship  (Amendment) Bill (CAB). Amity Shah sent formal invitation to MANPAC on Monday morning, convenor of MANPAC, Yumnamcha Dilipkumar told reporters here on Monday. He said while a team pf MANPAC met chief minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday at CM’s secretariat, Biren gave his verbal assurance that state government will urge the union home minister to sendRead More

Manipur Sangai Festival 2019 concludes with grandeur

Imphal, December 2, 2019(DIPR): The 9 day long Manipur SangaiFestival 2019 concluded today with the closing ceremony held at Bhagyanchandra Open Air Theatre (BOAT) with Governor of Manipur Dr Najma Heptulla and Chief Minister N. Biren Singh as chief guest and president respectively. The 10th Edition of the Manipur Sangai Festival which started on 24th November 2019 and scheduled to conclude on 30th November, 2019 was extended for two days till 2nd December, 2019 on popular demand from the public.  Speaking at the closing ceremony function, Dr NajmaHeptulla said thatRead More

Home ministry invites MANPAC and political parties on CAB

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 2, 2019: Home ministry had invited Manipur People against Citizenship Bill (MANPAC) and different political parties active in the State for consultation regarding Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019. This was told by chief minister N. Biren Singh while interacting with reporters at his secretariat on Monday. Biren said Union home minister Amit Shah would meet the delegates from the state on December 3 at 10:30 pm in New Delhi. The state government had also sent necessary intimation letters to MANPAC and political parties in this connection,Read More

Biren launches Matru Vandana Saptah

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 2, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Monday launched Matru Vandana Saptah, a week-long maternity benefit programme taken up under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), at his secretariat. The scheme is an effort of the government to provide monetary help to pregnant women and lactating mothers to have proper diet and nutritious food. Under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), Rs. 5000 is provided to pregnant women and lactating mothers for first living child of the family in three instalments. The amount willRead More

Ministerial team inspects Manipur-Nagaland boundary disputed area

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 2, 2019: A ministerial team led by PHED minister Losii Dikho,  inspected  the disputed area at Mai Hills, Tungjoy Village at Senapati district adjoining the border with Nagaland state on Sunday. Revenue minister Karam Shyam and tribal affairs and hills minister N. Kayisii also accompanied Dikho during the visit. The disputed area between Tungjoy Villlage of Senapati district, Manipur and Khezhakeno Village of Phek District, Nagaland is a long standing conflict over the traditional land ownership. The locals of Tungjoy village also informed the Ministerial teamRead More

Four arrested for WY trade

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 1, 2019:  Four persons have been arrested in connection with World is Yours (WY) drug case. Two persons identified as Irengbam Somorjit alias Sumo, 32, son of (L) I. Basanta  of Kakching Irum Mapal and Shougaijam Rohit son of  Sh. Shyamchandra Singh of Kakching Wairi from Thentha Marongban road, near Crematorium, Thoubal were appended by NAB-PS, CDO/TBL and CDO/KCG on Saturday. WY, 1,00,000 in numbers, were seized. On their disclosure a team of NAB apprehended another two persons identified as Md.Ayub Shaha, 30, son ofRead More

Two arms smugglers arrested

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 1, 2019: A combined team of Imphal East police commando and 6 Assam Rules apprehended two arm smugglers with AK-56 rifle along with bullets and magazines. The rifle marked as ‘191370’ was found loaded with 20 live rounds in the magazine. Sixty live rounds and two magazines of the AK rifle were found in their possession. The security forces made the mission successful during the state’s preventive measure taken up in connection with the ongoing Manipur Sangai Festival (tourism festival). On receiving reformation of about transportation ofRead More

Pension week celebration begins

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 30, 2019: Labour and employment minister Thokchom Radheshyam on Saturday inaugurated the state level celebration of Pension Week/Pension Saptah for the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan (PM-SYM) and National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self-Employed Persons (NPS-Traders), Schemes at the Auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society, Palace Gate, Imphal. The weeklong celebration is being organised by the labour department, which will be continued till December 6. As an enrolment drive, the celebration is also being organized in all districts of the state as partRead More

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