IMPHAL | Jun 18 : The non-local who uploaded video threatening Manipuris staying outside the state on social media was remanded to 15 days judicial custody by the chief judicial magistrate, Imphal West.
The non-local identified as Rupesh Kumar alias Babura Thakur, 26, son of Sanjoy Thakur of Begusarai, Bihar was charged of uploading communal videos which threatened Manipuris staying outside the state who travel en-route in trains and buses.
On May 25, the officer-in-charge of Imphal police station forwarded the report of the threat video to Cybercrime unit, Imphal West, stating that one Facebook user, Suresh Meisnam had the video clip in which the non-locals issued threats to Manipuris travelling en-route Bh=ihar in trains and buses. It said the video has the potential of spreading hatred among different classes of society and its upload seems deliberate and with the intention of destroying the social fabric.
IMPHAL | Jun 18 : The flood situation in some parts of the state is improving although some areas are still inundated under flood water. The government of Manipur is using all its machineries towards extending maximum help to the flood victims and is keeping a strict vigil to control the situation both in the hills and the valley. The government on June 13, 2018 announced holiday on account of the sudden flood in the state which has affected large numbers of people both living in the valley and the hills.
As per the directorate of Relief and Disaster Management, all together 51,689 victims from different flood affected areas were evacuated till 4pm this evening. Altogether 174 relief camps with 59,170 inmates taking shelter were opened providing assistance and distributing relief materials including essential commodities like rice, dal, edible oil, candle, mosquito coil, match boxes among others. Central and state forces were deployed for immediate assistance of the victims.
CHURACHANDPUR | Jun 18 : A powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded near the remote Kanggui area of Sangaikot sub division yesterday evening killing one person while injuring another.
The injured person was rushed to Churachandpur District hospital from where he was later referred to Imphal by the doctors for further treatment as his condition was serious.
In a major breakthrough, the city police have arrested one more accused from Uttar Pradesh in connection with the murder 28 year old nurse from Nazareth Hospital, Leiyaton Soro, hailing from Manipur.
The nurse body was found at Ryndangbriew viewpoint at Umiam on May 29. When contacted, East Khasi Hills SP, Davis Marak said that a team of Shillong has arrested one person from UP who was also involved in the murder of the nurse of the city hospital.
“We have produced the accused in the city court on Monday,” Marak said.
4th Element, a band based in Shillong, will represent India at the Belize International Jazz Festival at Belize, Central America this year.
The festival is set to begin on June 16 and will conclude on June 24.
The five-member band comprises of Ribor Mb, Sam Shullai, Amit Mullick, Jeffrey Laloo and Amabel Susngi.
Bands from all over the world will take part in the jazz festival. Countries Mexico, Hungary, Quba, USA, and Belize itself will showcase their own bands at the festival.
Kohima/Guwahati, June 18: The Government of Nagaland on Monday strongly condemned the attack by the cadres of NSCN(K) and ULFA(I) on the Assam Rifles and 164 TA (Naga) Bn of Indian Security Forces near Tenyak River on Sunday afternoon.
Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphu Rio through a press communiqué expressed concern on the matter and lamented the loss of lives of the personnel of Assam Rifles in the ambush by NSCN (K) near Aboi in Mon district of Nagaland.
Kohima, June 18 (MExN): The Naga People’s Front (NPF) remains adamant in its demand for clarification from the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio regarding his purported statement on Naga “integration” and Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.
Although the NDPP and the Chief Minister’s Office (Media Cell) has “struggled to their best to cover up the announcement” of the Chief Minister in Delhi on June 12, 2018 on the two issues, the NPF “once again demand clear clarification under what circumstances prompted the Chief Minister to utter such declarations as the NPF will not allow the Government of the day to play with the interest of the Naga people,” stated a press statement issued by NPF Press Bureau today.
The United Committee Manipur (UCM) and All Manipur Clubs’ Organisation (AMUCO) on Monday observed ‘unity day’ commemorating the people’s uprising of June 18, 2001 and re-affirmed stand to stand united against any threat to Manipur’s territorial integrity.
On this day, eighteen people were killed in police crackdown on protestors who went on rampage and burned the Manipur Assembly, Chief Minister’s office and other government offices, in protest against the against the extension of ceasefire beyond territorial limits between the NSCN-IM and Government India, also known as Bangkok Declaration.
Guwahati, June 18: A very shocking incident has been reported from Tinsukia’s Laipuli after it has come to light that cash amounting to Rs 12.38 lakh were chewed through by mice inside an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM).
According to officials, on May 19, notes amounting to Rs 29.48 lakh were deposited inside the ATM by a private security company but after that, the ATM went out of service from May 20.
Meghalaya is still a favourite among tourists and the improving law and order situation in Shillong, which witnessed tension early this month, has brought about “positive vibes”, aiding tourist inflow, according to state Tourism Minister Metbah Lyngdoh. Clashes in the first week of June between Khasis and Sikhs in the city’s Punjabi Lane area had briefly affected tourism in Shillong, popularly known as ‘Scotland of the East’.
“The state is still a favourite and a safe summer destination for tourists in the North East region,” Metbah told PTI in an interview.