Biren launches Chief Minister’s Indigenous Martial Arts Meet

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 18, 2020: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Saturday opened the 1st Chief Minister’s Indigenous Martial Arts (Thang-Ta/Cheibi) Meet, 2020 at Khuman Lampak indoor stadium. Around 1500 participants representing 43 different associations are vying for a total of 159 medals in the competition which will continue till January 22. Cash prizes and medals consisting of Rs. 15,000, Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 5000 would be given to gold, silver and bronze medal winners respectively. The overall team champion, the overall team runner up and the overallRead More

3 from Manipur arrested with Rs 2.5 crore worth Heroin in Meghalaya

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January18, 2020: Three persons including a girl from Manipur have been arrested with Heroin worth around Rs.2.5 crores in Meghalaya. They were identified as Thangsiam Haokip alias Robinson, 24, son of Kamzathang Haokip resident of M Songgel, T. Sonlian, 22, son of Paupi Tonsing resident of Zogam Bazar Zenhang Lamka, Churachandpur and Hatneikim Kuki, 21, daughter of Yanglet Kuki resident of M Songgel, Churachandpur. They were travelling in maroon cloud Maruti Suzuki Swift car bearing registration number ML-05-L-8177 which was intercepted by a joint team ofRead More

Drug worth Rs 8.58 crore seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 18, 2020:  Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) recovered contraband drugs worth more than Rs 8.58 cores along Indo-Myanmar Border on Thursday. Based on specific input, troops of Assam Rifles challenged a person crossing Indo-Myanmar border on an unregistered two wheeler near Moreh. The two wheeler was loaded with three gunny bags. The individual on being challenged by the troops, dropped the two wheeler along with the load and fled towards Myanmar. On thorough search of the bags and two wheeler,Read More

Harvard University team calls on Manipur CM

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 17, 2020: A seven-member team of Harvard University called on Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh in his office chamber on Friday. The Havard university team was led by Dominic Mao, PhD (lecturer, department of molecular and cellular biology). Dominic Mao grew up in Imphal before moving to the United States for his PhD in 2007. The team came here to conduct Harvard’s Program for Scientifically Inspired Leadership (PSIL) at St. Paul’s Retreat House, Mantripukhri from January 14 to 18. PSIL brings together three separate groupsRead More

Great Britain team beat Indian Polo Association by 9-0

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 17, 2020: Great Britain team thrashed Indian Polo Association by 9-0 on the opening match of 5th Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo tournament played here at Mapal Kangjeibung, the oldest living polo ground in the world. Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh inaugurated the tournament on Friday. Great Britain, Argentina, United States of America, Egypt, Indian Polo Association (India) and Manipur are participating in the tournament. Biren said the tournament is a tribute to Lord Marjing and our ancestors who gifted the world such beautiful game.Read More

Employment news: High Court of Manipur requires a computer operator

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 17, 2020: A Walk-in Examination for engagement of one computer operator (on contract basis) will be held on February 1 in the High Court of Manipur. Scale of pay is a fixed remuneration of Rs. 5200 + 2400 per month. Candidates should be graduated from a recognized university with a diploma in computer and not exceeding 38 years as on the date of registration. The age is relaxable by 5 years in case of SC/ST and  3 years in case of OBC candidates. Registration shall be done in the High CourtRead More

AR recovers contraband drugs

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 17, 2020: Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) seized contraband items worth Rs 1.97 crores  at Khudengthabi Check Post in Tengnoupal District on Wednesday. The troops on duty, stopped a suspicious white coloured Maruti Suzuki Gypsy bearing registration number MN-05A- 7530 driven by Mr. Suantak Letminlen Vaiphei, 28, resident of Moreh along with a passenger M.Thenmang Haokip age, 23 of Moreh. On carrying out a thorough check of the vehicle, white powder of Heroin weighing approximately 394 gm worth Rs 1,97,00,000Read More

Smuggled areca nuts seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 17:  roops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) seized smuggled Areca Nuts valued at over Rs 1 Crore  from Sekmai area of  Thoubal on Tuesday. The troops stopped three trucks suspected of carrying illegal items and  accompanied by six persons, near Sekmai, Thoubal district. On detailed search of the trucks, 442 bags of areca nuts valued over Rs 1,13,75,000  were recovered. The apprehended individuals along with the seized item have been handed over to customs and excise department,  Kakching district for furtherRead More

Education minister inspects makeshift school at Chadong

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 16, 2020: Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam on Thursday visited Chadong village and inspected the makeshift school built by the villagers following inundation of the entire village with the coming up of the Mapithel dam. The Minister was accompanied by the ZEO Kamjong, S. Mangi Singh and officials of the Engineering Wing of Department of Education (S). The team interacted with the villagers and heard their grievances. The minister was apprised by the villagers about the hardships and lack of basic amenities in the village after theyRead More

100 years of Manipuri dance in Santiniketan celebrated

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 16 : A two-day celebration of 100 years of Manipuri Dance in Santiniketan and Festival of Dance-Drama was inaugurated on Thursday by Governor and Chairperson of JNMDA Dr. Najma Heptulla at Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, here. The governor said it was a privilege for her to be in the midst at the celebration of 100 years of introduction of Manipuri Dance at Santiniketan and observance of 44 years of foundation day of the production unit of the dance academy.  She congratulated distinguished artistes who haveRead More

Minister Nemcha appeals for involvement in building a good society

Pothashang News Service: Moreh, January 16, 2020: Manipur social welfare and cooperation minister Nemcha Kipgen appealed the masses not to indulge themselves in any forms of illegal activities, instead to avail various government schemes and projects to improve their living conditions. The minister was addressing at inaugural function of the 3rd Thangkholun Memorial Football Tournament (TMFT), 2020 held at Jangmunthang playground, Sahei village, Moreh. She said through cooperation department, there are various schemes that can be implemented to improve the economic condition of our people like engaging themselves in handloom andRead More

Two arrested with seizure of Brown Sugar production materials

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 16, 2020: Manipur police has arrested two persons in connection with production of Brown Sugar and seized materials used in production of the drug. They were identified as Md. Rashid Ali, 32, son of Md. Kheiruddin of Moijing Awang Leikai and Md. Firoj Khan, 39, son of Md. Ajijur Rahaman of Yairipok Kekru Makha Leikai. Rashid Ali was apprehended from Tangjeng and Firoz Khan was apprehended from Yairipok Lamkhai. A team of thoubal police commando apprehended Rashid Ali on Wednesday along with one Alto car, withoutRead More

Rs 59 lakh worth drug seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 16, 2020: Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) seized contraband items valued more than 59 Lakhs at Khudengthabi Check Post in Tengnoupal district of Manipur on Monday. Acting on a specific input,  troops on duty at the checkpost stopped a suspicious and unregistered Black  Scooty driven by Md Wahidur Rahaman, resident of Moreh along with two pillion riders Md Mukram resident of Moreh and Md Imtiyas Khan resident of Wangjing in Thoubal district. On carrying out a thorough check of theRead More

Biren attends 350 complaints

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 15, 2020: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh personally heard about 350 complaints and met around 1000 people in the combined Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day held at his secretariat, here on Wednesday. Biren said the primary objective of the present government is to bridge the gap between the people and government and to deliver good governance. He said with the love and support of the people, the government could maintain a peaceful and cohesive environment in the state. He continued that the trust andRead More

Police officer suspended for ‘misbehaving’

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 14, 2020: An assistant sub-inspecter (ASI) posted in Kangpokpi reserve line has been suspended for ‘misbehaving’ with Senapati trucks driver association while on duty on Tuesday morning. The junior police officer was suspended on the same day after conducting an enquiry based on the video which went viral in social media, in which a police personnel was seen misbehaving with civilians. The suspension order issued by superintendent of police (Kangpokpi) P.H. Maheshnarain said the behavior of the ASI Th. Hitler was quite unbecoming of a memberRead More

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