Manipur tops MSME business registration in NE

Imphal, October 11, 2019 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that Manipur has emerged as the top in terms of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) businesses registration among the NorthEastern States of the country. This was stated by him at the press conference held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today. Addressing to media persons, Chief Minister stated that according to the Annual Report published by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India, during 2015-19, MSME business registration in Manipur is 12,438 which is more than allRead More

Huge change in state police conduct: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 11, 2019: “There has been considerable change in the behaviour and conduct of police in the past few years, and people are no more feeling uncomfortable and scared in meeting them,” Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh said as he  inaugurated a police outpost at Sora Khunuda Ching in Kakching district and a twin type-II quarter at the complex of Thoubal Police station on Friday. The state has witnessed constant rise in entrepreneurship movement and upsurge in economic activities because of significant improvement in the lawRead More

Yoga championship underway

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October, 11, 2019: The 24th State Level Yoga Physique Championship, 2019, organised by the Yoga Physique Institute and Studies Manipur (YPISM), was opened on Friday at Manipur Dramatic Union hall here. The theme of the championship is Yoga for health, wellbeing and sustainable development. Manipur governor Dr. Najma Heptulla said Yoga education amongst the youth can be an effective tool to counter the menace of substance abuse and drug addiction prevalent widely in the State of Manipur.  This championship will certainly help the young sportspersons to grow and maintainRead More

Democratic alliance demand special provision for NE in CAB

Pothashang News Service: Imphal October 11, 2019: Manipur Democratic Alliance (MDA) says it will not support the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) for the country if the bill is implemented without adding special provision for north eastern state including Manipur. This was stated by MDA convenor M. Tombi during a press conference here on Friday. He said home minister Amit Shah says CAB will implemented in the country. He also mentioned that a special provision will be added for north eastern states including Manipur. If the special provision can protect indigenous rightsRead More

Economic activities rise significantly in Manipur: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 10, 2019: Manipur has witnessed considerable increase in economic and business activities and rise in number of micro and small enterprises and industries because of improvement in law and order situation in the past few years. This was stated by Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Wednesday at the 70th Territorial Army Day organised by the state government at 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles Banquet Hall. The state now has 13,000 registered micro industries, which is the highest in the entire North East. There has been constant riseRead More

Transporters caution steering-down strike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 10, 2019: Transporters has cautioned to launch steering-down strike if National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) fail to complete renovation of Imphal-Jiribam national highway (NH- 37) within 10 days. President of Transporters’ and Drivers’ Council (TDC), Hijam Ranjit made the warning during a press conference held on Wednesday at its head office, here. NHIDCL had mentioned earlier that renovation of the two bridges will be completed by April 2020 but in a local paper one of the official of NHIDCL who hide its identityRead More

Anglo-Kuki War centenary

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 10, 2019: Anglo-Kuki War Centenary Commemoration Committee (AKWCCC) under the aegis of Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) is organising its celebration at C. Aisan village, Saikul sub-division, Kangpokpi district on October 17 in commemoration with Anglo-Kuki War Centenary. It was state by vice-president of KIM, Hemjathang Khongsai during a press conference held on Wednesday at its head office located at Kuki Inn, here. He said the centenary is being observed to pay tribute to the Kuki war patriots of Anglo-Kuki War 1917-1919 against the British imperialismRead More

Drugs worth Rs 1.41 crores seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 10, 2019: Troops of Assam Rifles seized Contraband Drugs worth Rs 1.41 Cr near Aishi in UkhruI district on Tuesday. A statement released by the Assam Rifles on Wednesday said, based on intelligence inputs regarding transportation of contraband drugs, troops of Assam Rifles intercepted and apprehended a suspect near Aishi village, Ukhrul district. He has been identified as Thongkhomin Haokip, a resident of Aishi. After a thorough search, the team seized 700 grams of Brown Sugar and 300 World is Yous tablets worth 1.41 crores fromRead More

Building requires government approval

Pothasang News Service: Imphal, October 6, 2019: Building owners constructed within the Imphal Municipal Corporation should take building approval from the concern officials by October 15 and owners who failed to get the approval will take necessary action from the next day. The caution was announced on Sunday by MunicipalAdministration, Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD) minister Th. Shyamkumarstated during a press conference held here. According to Manipur gazette notification of ‘The Imphal Municipal CouncilBuilding Bye-laws (first amendment), 2019’ the government has given approval to construct G+7 buildings under some criteria. TheRead More

Green Manipur Mission: Forest minister plants trees at Heingang

Imphal, October 4, 2019 (DIPR): Forest and Environment Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar today led a tree plantation programme as part of the Green Manipur Mission at Mongjam village under Heingang A/C, Imphal East. The programme was organised by Forest Department at the area which is a part of the Heingang Reserved Forest. Addressing the media persons, Forest Minister Th. Shyamkumar said that today the world is united to fight against the climate change without any division of nation, caste, creed, culture or profession. He said that the tree plantation driveRead More

Manipur tops among 8 small states of NITI AAYOG SEQI

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 2, 2019: Manipur has been ranked 1st amongst the 8 small states in the Overall Performance (2016-17)  report of National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog School Education Quality Index (SEQI), 2019, announced education minister Thokchom Radheshyam on Wednesday. Manipur scored 68.76 points as against Arunachal with 24.64 points. The 8 small states include the northeast states with Goa. In the larger states group Kerala ranks 1st with a total evaluation point of 82.2 % and Tamil Nadu in the 2nd rank with 73.4% points. Radheshyam was speakingRead More

National cleanliness day observed on Gandhi Jayanti

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 2, 2019: Manipur observed National Cleanliness Day in commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Memorial hall here on Wednesday. Governor Najma Heptulla said that every year, the 2nd of October is observed as National Cleanliness Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The observance assumes greater significance this year because it is the 150th Birth Anniversary of the Father of the Nation. Gandhiji was an apostle of peace and he led India’s freedom struggle against the British by using ‘Ahimsa’ asRead More

600 liquor cases seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 2, 2019: As a part of Manipur’s drive against drug and liquor state police on Tuesday night seized 600 cases of Indian made foreign liquors from truck at Moidangpok Aheibam Leikai, Imphal West. The seized liquors would worth around Rs 23 lakhs. The liquor loaded truck came in the hands of police when a team of Imphal West police commandos were frisking and checking vehicles plying along the National Highway-37 at about 10 pm. The frisking and checking was conducted under the supervision superintendent ofRead More

Single-Use Plastic to be banned across India from Tomorrow

Imphal, October 1, 2019 (DIPR): The State is all geared up to pay homage to the ‘Father of the Nation’ – Maha­tma Gandhi by observing National Cleanliness Day to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary tomorrow (Oct 2, 2019). Cleanliness drive will be held across the State along with activities like prayer meetings, commemorative ceremonies in schools and colleges, government and socio-political institutions. The day is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence since 2nd October, 2007 in other countries after the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution on 15th June,Read More

CM advocates joint effort to deal with drug menace

Imphal, October 1, 2019 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh has expressed the need for an effective collaboration and co-operation between agencies, communities and countries towards the shared objective of a drug free society for generations to come. He was speaking as the chief guest at the valedictory function of the two-day Regional Conference on Developing a Comprehensive Approach: Combating Illicit Trafficking of Afghan Opiates and Drug Situation in the North East, organised by the United Nations on Drugs and Crime Regional Office, South Asia (UNODC-ROSA) in association with theRead More

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