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18.06.2018, 10:59 AM
At least three security personnel were killed and around six injured in an ambush near Tenyak river, about 2 kms away from Aboi town under Mon district Sunday afternoon.
According to Mon police, the suspected militants laid an ambush near Tenyak river, close to the Border Roads Organization- GREF camp, when two of the vehicles carrying a joint team of 40 Assam Rifles and 164 TA (Naga) Bn personnel were returning to its base in Aboi town.
The attackers first triggered an IED blast and fired indiscriminately at the vehicles, police said. As per reports, police said that there was also a brief exchange of fire between the security forces and the militants.
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18.06.2018, 10:18 AM

IMPHAL | Jun 17 : Chief minister, N. Biren Singh has asked the Union home minister Rajnath Singh to extend immediate flood assistance for the flood victims of the state.

Biren said this to reporters when he visited Maiba Khul and Mongjam village of Imphal East district and met the flood victims of the area today. He also inspected the Flood Relief Camps which are being opened at Maiba Khul Primary School and Mongjam Mamang Leikai.

The chief minister informed that he had talked on phone with the union home minister and briefed about the current flood situation in the state.

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18.06.2018, 10:17 AM

IMPHAL | Jun 17 : A girl from Manipur, New Canaan Village, Loktak Project Churachandpur district was found dead at her rented house in South Delhi.

According to information provided by relative of the deceased, S.D Dimpuna said Helena Gangmei, the deceased, was staying alone at the second floor of a rented house in Sunshine Colony, Maharanibagh, South Delhi.

On the morning of June 15 around 8, she was found dead inside the under-construction lift of her rented building. Though the security alerted the incident and the deceased was brought to Jeevan Hospital Maharanibagh, doctors declared her as brought dead, he lamented.

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18.06.2018, 10:11 AM

IMPHAL | Jun 17 : Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has urged the government to furnish the drafted bill of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system within this month to the stakeholders of the state.

Briefing media persons today at its Sega Road office, JCILPS convenor, Arjun Telheiba said a meeting with the stakeholders from both hills and valley and government representatives headed by chief minister, N. Biren was held on May 19 regarding the implementation of the ILP system in the state.

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18.06.2018, 10:08 AM

Dimapur, June 17 (MExN): In the tradition of consultations, the Naga Scholars’ Association (NSA) recently initiated a two-day ‘Naga Consultative Meeting on Political Settlement’ in Dimapur.

The three main objectives of the ‘consultative meetings’ were to address how to strengthen civil society organizations, dialogue with neighbouring communities/peoples, and to assess and address issues and concerns regarding the Naga political negotiation “entering the final stage.”

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18.06.2018, 10:03 AM

Mumbai, June 17 (PTI): Improved infrastructure and air connectivity are drawing a large number of tourists to India’s North-east and looking at the current traction, footfalls in the picturesque region are expected to grow by 10-12 per cent in 2019, industry experts said.

The bookings for North-east have gone up by 18 per cent as compared to the same period (April-June) last year. Tourism in the North-east region is expected to grow by at least 10-12 per cent even in the next year,” Cox & Kings head, relationships, Karan Anand, told PTI here.

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18.06.2018, 9:57 AM

The United Naga Council (UNC), the apex body of the Nagas, has called for a 12-hour bandh on Monday along the national and state highways in Naga areas of Manipur, demanding an early solution to the ‘Naga political’ crisis.

While providing details on the shutdown, UNC general secretary S Milan said essential services, including education, telecommunication and electricity, will be exempted from the purview of the bandh.

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17.06.2018, 8:07 PM

According to an unofficial report, four Assam Rifflers personnel were killed during a shootout with suspected UGs today at Aboi under Mon district, Nagaland

What seems to be a Changlangshu type of attack, Assam Riffles were reportedly ambushed while they were on their way to the river to fetch water.

As reported by some locals, sounds of bomb and guns continued for about half an hour now. Reinforcements of Indian armies have been deployed and are seen moving towards the site. Nagaland Police have also rushed to the spot.

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17.06.2018, 6:11 PM
Around 9 pm on June 3, a mob of about a thousand gathered around the Sorbhog police station in Assam’s Barpeta district. The highly charged — and reportedly inebriated — crowd was shouting slogans such as “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”, and “Jai Shri Ram”. Earlier that evening, around 300 had vandalised and burnt part of the shop of a local butcher, Ahidul Ali, near Sorbhog’s Maas Bazaar area. A Facebook post, allegedly updated by Ali, had gone viral. The gist of the post, which contained a couple of cuss words as well as “Pakistan Zindabad”, implied that all Hindus should be killed. Police say that by the end of the same day, they had determined that Ali’s Facebook account had been hacked by Jyotish Nath, a 22-year-old shopkeeper, who had “personal enmity” with Ali.
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17.06.2018, 5:58 PM
Manipur health department has formed a rapid action force (RAF) to combat possible outbreak of contagious diseases following the flood. With flood situation improving, authorities of Manipur government Saturday concentrated on providing relief materials to the affected people.
State health minister L Jayentakumar said that soon after its formation, RAF teams have been sent out to the flood affected areas to check the health conditions of the flood affected people, particularly those taking at the relief camps. The teams will also keep a close watch for any outbreak of contagious diseases, he added.
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16.06.2018, 10:56 PM

SENAPATI, JUNE 16 (NNN): The United Naga Council (UNC) has announced that it will impose a 12-hour bandh along the national highways and district highways in ‘Naga areas’ in the State of Manipur on June 18 to demand the early settlement of the Naga political issue.

The UNC said the bandh will be effective from 6 am of June 18, till 6 pm of the day. The UNC has also warned against violators of the bandh. Media, water supply, medical services, security forces will be exempted from the purview of the bandh. “We demand the early settlement of the Naga political issue at the earliest based on the unique history and situation of the Naga people,” said the UNC publicity wing in a press release.

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16.06.2018, 10:54 PM

Guwahati, June 16  (PTI): Assam government today announced 19 cancer care centres, to be set up across the state in partnership with Tata Trusts at an investment of Rs 1,910 crore, will start functioning from mid-2020.

The government will lay the foundation stone of the proposed centres at a function on June 18 in presence of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, BJP President Amit Shah and Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan Tata.

“We have reached the stage now to lay the foundation stone and conduct ‘Bhumi Pujan’, which will be done on Monday. After that, all the hospitals will be operational tentatively within next two years,” Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said at a press conference here.

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