Shyamkumar assures government will not act against people’s interest

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 10, 2019: Forest and environment minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar today gave assurance to the people of Manipur that the state government fully understands the sentiments of the people. He also reassured that the government will not act against the interest of the state. He was speaking regarding the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 at the inauguration of the new building of the Ningthounai Primary School constructed under the Multi-sectoral Development Program (MsDP) at Yairipok Ningthounai, Andro Assembly Constituency, Imphal East. Shyamkumar said that the state government will goRead More

Core committee declares to intensify protest

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 10, 2019: Manipur People Against Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016, a core committee of 72 civil organisations todau declared to intensify people’s agitation against the bill from tomorrow till it is “totally” withdrawn. Convernor of the core committee Yumamcha Dilipkumar in a news conference said, we believe that the bill will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha by February 13, probably on February 12. “We will intensify the on road mass agitation on Tuesday by conducticting it across the state without allowing single vehicle pass theRead More

Government will never tolerate any kind of corruption: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 9, 2019: Chief minister N. Biren Singh today urged the public not to give money to anybody to get selected in the ongoing recruitment examination of IRB stating that “the government would never tolerate any kind of corruption”. He said two police officers had been put under suspension for taking bribes in the PET examination of the ongoing recruitment of IRB. Biren today inaugurated the new building of Lamjao Upper Primary School and laid the foundation stone of a new Ima Market at Lamkhai KeithelRead More

Plea to encourage children

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 9, 2019: Encouragement is the key to build confidence in children, educational minister Th. Radheshyam said. He expressed encouraging is the biggest need in the time of failure when children are at their lowest term. The minister stressed that the education is a powerful instrument which can change the world. Education should not mean only to get good marks and secure a good job but to make man a humane. Life, he said that is the best school with experience as the best teacher. There areRead More

Imphal markets shut down

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 9, 2019: Vendors of Ima Market of Khwairamband today shut down their markets and staged sit-in rally on the market street in the heart of Imphal demanding unconditional withdrawal of the Citizenship Amendment Bill,  2019. Shops in Paona Bazar and Thangal Bazar were shut down by the agitating women. The protest was taken up in support of ‘Indefinite on road mass agitation’ against the bill that was launched on February 7 by Manipur People Against Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 which is a conglomerate forum ofRead More

Relay hunger strike against bill continues

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 8, 2019: Thangmeiband United Club (TUC) and Meira Paibi today continued its relay hunger strike opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Protestors blocked the Assembly road for some hours. It was taken up upporting the movement of Manipur People Against Citizenship Amendment Bill (MANPAC) which announced to continue the movement by blocking various roads in turns. The western side of the Assembly road was blocked by the agitators in the afternoon till about 4 pm. Later the agitators chanted slogans, ‘down down BJP’, ‘go back BJP’, ‘long liveRead More

Search operation after blast, UNLF claims

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 8, 2019: Following twin blast that occurred yesterday evening at Imphal Pologround cordon and search operation was conducted at the periphery area of pologround. The blast injured three Assam Rifles personnel and one civilian. Today at about 6 to 7.30 the search operation was conducted by combined team of Imphal West police commando and 6AR. During the operation about 320 persons including male and females were verified. Out of which 11 persons who failed to bring out their identification documents were detained and handed over to City PoliceRead More

Manipur government opposes citizenship bill: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 8, 2019: Manipur chief  minister N. Biren Singh said his government strongly opposes the bill until a clause is inserted in the bill that Manipur will not be affected by it or Northeast region will be exempted under the bill or assent is given to Manipur People’s Bill at the earliest. Biren was speaking at the loan distribution to fish farmers held at chief minister’s secretariat today. He mentioned that the people’s apprehension over the citizenship Bill is genuine. He clarified that the government is withRead More

Blast in Imphal injures 4

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 7, 2019: Twin blast at Imphal Pologround injured three Assam Rifles personnel and a juice selker this evening at 6:15 pm. The three Assam Rifles personnel were identified as Bipin Naat, Chaman Naat and Prajapati. The juice seller was identified as Anil Kumar from Nagamapal Singjubung Leirak, Imphal. The injured persons were rushed to Regional Institute of Medical Sciences. Chief minister N. Biren Singh visited the hospital. Talking to reporters he said the incident was unfortunate and the government will investigate over the blast in cooperationRead More

Manipur-DIKSHA launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 7, 2019: Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam launched Manipur-DIKSHA, a platform for digital Infrastructure for knowledge sharing for the state and the official website https://diksha.gov.in/mn/. DIKSHA serves as National Digital Infrastructure for teachers. Radheshyam appealed to the teachers and concerned persons to give feedback on the weaknesses and strength of DIKSHA after using and getting well acquainted with the portal. It is important that new initiatives of the government in education sector such as DIKSHA portal, EDUSAT are used by the teachers and concerned people to improve theRead More

Narcotics worth Rs 2.2 crores seized

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 6, 2019: Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) apprehended one narcotics smuggler carrying 1.1 Kg Brown Sugar worth approximately Rs 2.2 crores from Permanent Vehicle Check Post (PVCP), Khudengthabi. Yesterday, based on specific input from a reliable sources, a team of Tengnoupal Batallion AR stopped a silver colour Maruti Omini Van, bearing registration No MN 01 G 6522 travelling from Moreh to Imphal at PVCP, Khudengthabi. On carrying out a thorough check of the vehicle, orange coloured please substanceRead More

Biren appeals for peace

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 06, 2019: Manipir chief minister N. Biren Singh has urged the people of the state not to resort to any action guided by sheer emotion in any issue. He was giving his observation regarding the Citizenship Amendment Bill while speaking at the inauguration function of the newly constructed training cum production centre of Manipur Khadi and Village Industries Board (MKVIB) at Lamphelpat in Imphal West today. He reiterated that there is need for a thorough para-wise deliberation of the Bill before coming to any conclusion.Read More

Coordination efforts of line department essential for self-sufficiency in flood grain productions: Hangkhanlian

Imphal, January 05, 2019 (DIPR): Agriculture, Vety. &  AH, Minister, Shri V. Hangkhanlian graced the Valedictory Programme of the first ever National Seminar on Strengthening of Seed System in the Northeastern and Unreached Regions – Problems,  Prospects and Policies” which was held today at RIMS, Jubilee Hall, Imphal. Addressing the function as Chief Guest, Minister Shri V. Hangkhanlian said that in order to achieve self-sufficiency in food grain productions, coordination efforts of various line Departments are essential. The food grain productions of Manipur are 493.37 thousand tones whereas the requirementRead More

‘Mithun (Sandang) Mela’ held; problems and prospects identified

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 5, 2019: Indian Council of Agricultural Research – National Research Centre on Mithun (ICAR-NRC, Mithun), in collaboration with Central Agricultural University (CAU), Imphal and Apunba Imagi Machasing Manipur (AIMS), Rangna Global Enterprises,  Marjing Industries Pvt. Ltd. along with Machi Village Authority and its community organised ‘Mithun Mela cum Technology Awareness’ programme at the Bungtung-See Kung, Machi Village, Tengnoupal District, Manipur on February 4, 2019. Speaking as the guest of honour on the occasion, Dr. Abhijit Mitra, Director of ICAR-NCR on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland said that theRead More

Assam Rifles Public School Celebrates 33rd Annual Day

Imphal, February 5, 2019 (DIPR): Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla graced the celebration of the 33rd Annual Day of Assam Rifles Public School, Mantripukhri today as Chief Guest. The celebration was organised by Inspector General of Assam Rifles (South) Mantripukhri, Imphal. Major General KP Singh, YSM, Patron, Mrs. Rachna Singh, Regional President, ARWWA, IGAR (South), Brigadier Amit Kabthiyal, Commander 9 Sector, Assam Rilfles, Col. Prikshit Dahiya, Vice Chairman also took part in the celebration of the Annual Day. Addressing the gathering as the Chief Guest, Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla expressed herRead More

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