Manipur band “The Wishes” creates history

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 18, 2019: Manipur band “The Wishes” creates history by becoming winner of the 1st North East Multimedia Campaign 2019 held at Kohima today. Eight bands representing each Northeastern states compete during the mega event. The 1st North East Multimedia Campaign was organized by Nagaland State AIDS Control Society under the aegis of National AIDS Control Society (NACO) under the theme “Northeast United against HIV/AIDS” with the aim of creating HIV/AIDS awareness among youth in the region. The event was supported by AHF India and FHIRead More

Jugindro expelled for ‘misappropriation’ of MPP fund

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 18, 2019: Manipur People’s Party president Oinam Jugindro was expelled from the party allegedly for misappropriation of party’s fund. Laikhuram Apabi Singh was appointed as new president of the party. Apabi Singh during a press conference held yesterday at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul, Imphal, said he was expelled as decided by the central committee for involving in embezzling of party’s fund and anti-party activities, and act against the directives of the party. He said Jugindro has been continuing the activity not in connection with politicsRead More

Biren appeals no to worry about citizenship bill ordinance

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 17, 2019: Manipur chief minister urged the public not to worry over the people’s apprehension of bringing an ordinance by the Central government on the backdrop of not tabling Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha. Centre would never take any decision concerning the North East region or Manipur without consulting or taking consent from these states, Biren said. Biren today launched the Senior Citizens’ Welfare Forum in a function held at Khabam Lamkhai in Imphal East. Biren Singh said the state government would try toRead More

Biren hands over 179 rescued Nepal people

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 17, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh today urged the state police to remain alert at all the police check post including at the airport and the border areas to prevent from human trafficking. He handed over 179 Nepali citizens including 147 women rescued from different places of the state to the officials of Nepal Embassy led by its Counsello Prakash Adhikari at Khuman Lampak Indoor Stadium in Imphal East today. The Nepal citizens were rescued from different hotels of Imphal, Moreh ( Indo-Myanmar borderRead More

Student bodies demand immediate release of MSAD leader

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 16, 2019: Student organisations demanded immediate and unconditional release of Manipur Students’ Association Delhi (MSAD) advisor Thokchom Veewon who was arrested by a joint team of Delhi Police and Manipur on Friday evening from his rental home at Saket in South Delhi. The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) which comprises of the Khasi Students Union (KSU), All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), Twipra Students’ Federation (TSF), All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU), Garo Students’ Union (GSU) and All Arunachal PradeshRead More

Poppy plantation in 102 acres destroyed

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 16, 2019: In continuation of destruction of poppy cultivation in Manipur a joint team of NAB, NCB, home gards, Kangpokpi district police, 4 IRB and 38 AR led by SP, NAB and ASP, NAB today conducted poppy destruction drive at Langkhong hill range and surrounding areas under Kangpokpi district, Saikul PS. In the drive poppy plantation of about 102 acres which would have yielded 1020 kg of opium was destroyed.

Lui – Ngai – Ni 2019

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 15, 2019: The Lui- Ngai- Ni 2019, seed sowing festival of the Naga community, organized under the aegis of United Naga Council (UNC) with the theme “Understanding Through Culture” hosted by Naga People Organisation (NPO) began today at Mini Stadium, Senapati District headquarters. L. Dikho, minister PHED, printing and stationery stated the Lui- Ngai- Ni has been celebrated regularly with the displaying and sharing of cultures. He applauded the organizer for bringing various civil societies and organisations together. He said the seed has been sow forRead More

AR seizes narcotics worth over Rs 4 crores

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 15, 2019: Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) apprehended two narcotics smuggler carrying 1.126 kgs of Heroin worth approximately Rs. 4.504 crores from Khudengthabi Check Post today. Based on specific input from reliable sources, a team of Tengnoupal stopped a Red Colour Hyundai Eon, bearing registration No WB 06 J 9465 travelling from Moreh to Imphal for checking. On carrying out thorough check of the vehicle the search team recovered two big packets and 33 small packetsRead More

MPCC terms President as “Rubber Stamp”, says “Garlanded wrong person”, demands total scrap of bill

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 15, 2019: Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee demanded that Manipur state Assembly should unanimously resolve to demand the Centre to scrap the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and to resolve to demand for restoration of Special Category Status for Manipur in the coming state Assembly session. Congress Legislature Party leader and former chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh has termed the President of India like a ‘rubber stamp’ of BJP saying that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will be implemented by enforcing as an ordinance even if the billRead More

MoA signed for procurement of Organic Ginger

Imphal, 14 February, 2019 (DIPR): Under the supervision of the Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA), a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed between the NERAMAC (North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited) and Loulhoumi Organic Producer Company Ltd and Nahakpam Food and Beverage and The Manipur Agro Producer Co-operative Society Ltd for procurement of 1000 MT (metric tonne) ginger each. The MOA was signed in presence of the Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar. Addressing the mediapersons at his office chamber at New Secretariat, Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar saidRead More

CM visits injured women vendors at RIMS Hospital

Imphal, February 14, 2019 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh today visited the women vendors, who have been undergoing treatment at RIMS Hospital after they sustained injuries in a scuffle with police during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 at Ima Keithel on February 10. The Chief Minister enquired about the condition of the women vendors to attending doctors and directed them to provide best medical care and treatment. He also wished all the women for a speedy recovery. Speaking to media persons, the Chief Minister said that peopleRead More

IED at Catholic School gate

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 14, 2019: An “IED” was found at the gate of Catholic School, Canchipur in Imphal West this morning. The bomb was attached in a steel cane that was covered by a carton. People nearby the school came across the box during the morning walk. Police came at the site. A bomb expert team defused the bomb safely at around 9: 30 am. The bomb was defused at the site where it was found by protecting with sand filled cement sags. “What would happen to theRead More

Chief Minister credits people of Manipur for united effort against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Imphal, February 13, 2019 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N Biren Singh today congratulated the people of Manipur after the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was not tabled in the Rajya Sabha. The Upper House was adjourned sine die without the bill being tabled today. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was listed in the ‘Legislative Business’ for today scheduled to be moved by Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh. Chief Minister currently stationed in New Delhi with 11 other political parties of the State stated that it is a collective victory forRead More

Manipur tourism conferred global mice congress and awards

Imphal, February 13, 2019 (DIPR): Manipur Tourism has been conferred the Global MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) Congress and Awards in Mumbai for promotion of tourism during the year 2018-19 in an award ceremony held on 12th February, 2019 at the Taj Lands End Hotel, Mumbai. Manipur was conferred the award along with Odisha and Madhya Pradesh for their effort in promoting domestic and international tourists in their respective states. Shri W. Ibohal Singh, Director, Tourism, Government of Manipur received the award at the event attended by global stalwartsRead More

Inspire Cup kicks off

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 10, 2019: Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam said Manipur is a land where sports are an integral part of the people. Although a small state, Manipur has brought many laurels for the country in the international arena. The minister stated that it is a pride of the state that 8 Manipuri players were part of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017. He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 1st Edition of Inspire Cup 2019, U-17 Youth Football Competition an Inter School Boys Football Tournament. The tournament isRead More

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