Biren’s government creates history on ‘School Fagathansi’ mission

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 17, 2019: Manipur government has created history by laying foundation stones for improvement of 60 government schools under School Fagathansi’ mission. The main function was held at the Cabinet hall of chief minister’s secretariat, where chief minister N. Biren Singh interacted with the dignitaries and officials present at seven different schools through video conference. He directed the School Fagathansi Mission Management Committees to work sincerely and ensure completion of improvement works within three months. The state government had taken up the initiative of the mission toRead More

Women mass demands to book ‘student killer’, condemns government

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 17, 2019: Refuting the state government’s version of suicide as the cause of the death of a class VII girl student of an Imphal school, women mass demands to book those involved in the killing alleging that the girl was murdered and she did not suicide. Vendors of Khwairamband Ima Keithel (women market) stopped their daily business and staged protest at the market located in the heart of Imphal. Meira Paibi(s) (women activists) took up road-side sit-in rallies at different parts of Imphal. Shops inRead More

AR felicitates gallantry award winners

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 16, 2019: “A Soldier dies not when he is shot but when he is forgotten”. With this thought, Chassad Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) felicitated war widow and gallantry award winners at Kamjong on 73rd Independence Day. The battalion felicitated 83 years old Hungyo Henry, village Headman of Bungpa Khunou from Kamjong district who is a Shaurya Chakra awardee. Henry is a decorated SSB soldier, who is a role model for the residents of Kamjong. He was awardedRead More

Rs 57.5 lakhs handed to ADCs

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 16, 2019: Art and culture minister L. Jayantakumar Singh on Friday handed over cheques amounting Rs 57,50000 (fifty seven lakhs and fifty thousand)  to five ADCs of Chandel, Churachandpur, Ukhrul, Tamenglong and Senapati. The cheques were distributed under the art and culture department at the conference hall of the minister, here. Jayantakumar said that the government is committed to develop and promote art and cultural activities of the state which is indigenous in nature. He said despite financial constraints of the state the art and cultureRead More

CM Biren blames state natives for issuing Aadhaar cards to Rohingya

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 15, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh expressed serious concern over detection of issuing Aadhaar cards to Rohingya intruders and said ‘it could have never been possible without the involvement of state natives’. Biren urged all the indigenous people of the state to live together harmoniously and peacefully and appealed to all concerned to shun all forms of bad intention and not to indulge in any activity which may put the future of Manipur at stake. All the indigenous people of the state shouldRead More

Leaders wish people for peace and integrity on Independence Day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 14, 2019: On the eve of the 73rd Independence Day Manipur governor Najma Heptulla, chief minister N. Biren Singh and ministers extended their greeting to the people of Manipur and appealed all to work for peace and integrity. Heptulla in her greetings said during the last more than 70 years of independence, India has made strides in all fields and is aiming to be in the comity of leading nations of the world, and everyone today must take a pledge to work for providing all withRead More

Eight suspected Rohingya apprehended, SPs given strict instructions to prevent illegal migrants

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 14, 2019: After the arrest of six Rohingya from Imphal Airport on Saturday Assam Rifles on Monday night apprehended eight suspected Rohingya Myanmar nationals from the Indo-Myanmar border town Moreh. They were nabbed from a hotel at Moreh and handed to Moreh Police station. The arrested individuals were identified as Yeminlet alias Md Zaid, 23, Aung Myo Htut alias Md Arafat,27, Arkar Naing alias Musaffar , 24, Zin Ko Leuin alias Abdul Qadim, 25, Nay Thu Rain Tun alias Md Nayar , 22, Aung Chaye aliasRead More

CM Biren concerns over presence of Rohingya in Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 13, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh drew the attention of all concern and people over the existence of Rohingya in the state citing the arrest of six Rhohingya from Imphal Airport on Sunday. The already sinking Manipuri will sink before 20-30 years from now if the cause of the existence of Rohingya in the state is not traced, the chief minister said. “They (Rohingya) look like us, but have different language. There may be many taking shelter in the state. Who is invitingRead More

Leaders pour message on Manipur Patriots Day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 12, 2019: Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla, chief minister N. Biren Singh and ministers has poured message to the people on the eve of Manipur Patriots Day. Heptulla in her message conveyed her best wishes to the people of Manipur. She said this day reminds of the heroic forefathers like Bir Tikendrajit, Thangal General, Chirai Naga, Pukhrambam Kajao, Niranjan Subedar and host of martyrs who sacrificed for the cause of freedom. “Let us while observing the Patriot’s Day, pledge to stand and fight as one against allRead More

MLA Joykishan declares not to participate in Independence Day celebrations

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 12, 2019: Thangmeiband Assembly Constituency MLA Khumukcham Joykishan has declared that he will not participate in the Independence Day celebration if the arrested agitators are not freed from custody. At least 12 members of Thangmeiband United Club and JAC (joint action committee) formed in connection with the death of a class VII student in a school boarding in Imphal were arrested on charge of disturbing peace with their strikes and bandhs. “The arrest of the people who agitate for justice over the death of theRead More

Security meet ahead of Independence Day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 12, 2019: In view of the forthcoming Independence Day, units of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised events in various parts of Imphal valley on Sunday with an aim to interact with the local populace as well as sensitise them in regards to existing security situation in the area. A ‘Community Service cum Awareness Drive’ was organised by YKPI Company Operating Base (COB) of Mantripukhri Battalion at Baptist Church in Laikot Phaizol. The event commenced with offering of prayers atRead More

Government’s irresponsibility invites agitations: Joykishan

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 11, 2019: Thangmeiband MLA has blamed the government for the present agitations in Manipur in connection with the death of a class VII girl student at a boarding in a school in Imphal on July 18. “The present chaos is due to irresponsibility of the government on solving the case and cannot be blamed on the people. Since the investigation of the case was initiated no suspects in connection with the death of the student has been arrested,” Joykishan told reporters on Saturday. “Some of theRead More

Village chiefs meet at Indo-Myanmar border village

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 11, 2019: Moreh Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised monthly village chief/secretary meeting at T-Minou village in the Indo-Myanmar border district on Saturday. Village chiefs, secretaries and villagers attended the meeting. The various requirements in village to include the projects to taken up under BADP were discussed, Assam Rifles said. The recent developments and security situation with respect to the forthcoming Independent Day was deliberated upon. The importance for maintaining peace and harmony in the area was discussed inRead More

Awareness workshop for drug free Manipur at Ningel village

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 10, 2019: Thoubal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) conducted a drug awareness workshop for drug free Manipur at Ningel village on Friday. The campaign was organised by Chandrakhong Company Operating Base. In response to the concerns of the villagers, parents and Meira Paibis during the monthly security meet, Thoubal Battalion planned and conducted a drug awareness workshop for the youth and locals of their area of responsibility. As part of the workshop, the battalion organised a lecture cum interactiveRead More

AR distributes water storage tanks to Indo-Myanmar border villagers

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 10, 2019: As part of ongoing efforts to provide basic amenities to locals and to achieve meaningful socio-economic development in remote areas, Chassad Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised an interaction with the villagers at Pungtha, a remote border village near Indo-Myanmar border on Friday. The interaction witnessed an overwhelming attendance of villagers including the womenfolk and the village authorities. Chassad Battalion distributed ten water storage tanks to the villagers of Pungtha under Assam Rifles Civic Action Project inRead More

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