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22 Moreh children brought back from Chennai orphanage

IMPHAL, Sep 1: Twenty two children including two girls from Moreh who were being illegally kept at an unrecognised orphanage run by an NGO named Life Trust near Chennai in Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu were brought back to the state by volunteers of the Child Welfare Committee Chandel with assistance from the state social welfare department on August 30. The children were handed over to their respective families this afterrnoon after a brief press conference at the RICHM office at Pallel which was attended by officials of the state social welfare department and SDPO Moreh, Rameshore.Narrating how the children were taken to the orphanage in Tamil Nadu during July this year, a member of the Child Welfare Committee Chandel, Heching, mentioned that the department of social defence, Chennai officially intimated the director of social welfare, government of Manipur, on August 19 about the 22 children from Manipur being kept by an unauthorised and unrecognised orphanage under Life Trust…

Lethod bomb fired at CM’s bungalow, no one hurt; PREPAK claims attack, roads in vicinity closed

IMPHAL, Sep 1: The heavily guarded state chief minister’s bungalow was attacked by PREPAK militants with a lethod bomb which exploded inside the bungalow compound tonight at around 8.10 pm.The proscribed PREPAK while owning up the attack has said that it was a warning to the chief minister, O Ibobi Singh to rectify his misdeeds.Following the blast, security in and around the Babupara area has been beefed up and all roads leading to the chief minister’s bungalow have been closed to all kinds of traffic.The lethod bomb exploded inside the chief minister’s residential compound tonight at around 8.10 pm. No casualty or injury was caused to people inside the bungalow.Chief minister O Ibobi Singh and his family were in the bungalow at the time of explosion.Police officials investigating the attack suspect the lethod bomb was fired by militants from the northern side of the bungalow along the main road.The bomb exploded in a small paddy field cultured at the north western side inside the com…

Two UNLF suspects shot down by AR near Myanmar border

IMPHAL, Sep 2: At least two suspected UNLF cadres were killed in an ambush laid by troops of the 1st Assam Rifles at Nambashi village in interior Ukhrul district near the international border with Myanamar in the early hours today.Four activists of different PULF groups were also apprehended by the security forces from different places in the state.The IGAR(S) said that a 9mm pistol (China make) loaded with four live rounds and a hand grenade were recovered from the two slain suspects.Official sources said that troops of the Assam Rifles killed the two in an ambush while they were intruding towards the Indian side from Myanmar after crossing the international border at around 3.15 am today.Troops of the 1st Assam Rifles have launched operations in general area Nambashi village since September 1 and laid multiple ambushes on the militants trying to intrude to the Indian side.At around 3.15 am today, while the troops were waiting in ambush, two suspects approached the ambush site. On be…

Traffic curbs imposed around chief minister’s bungalow; High level meetings discuss security lapse

IMPHAL, Sep 2: In the follow up to last night’s blast security has been intensified in the surroundings of the chief minister’s bungalow with restrictions being put on the movement of night traffic on the main roads on the western and northern sides of the bungalow. The restrictions will be effective from 6 pm in the evening till 7 am the next day for an unspecified period.Security was tightened Tuesday in Imphal area specially on roads passing near the chief minister’s bungalow after last night’s lethod bomb attack by the proscribed PREPAK.A lethod bomb exploded inside the compound of the state chief minister’s bungalow last night at around 8.10 pm. No casualties occurred in the blast.Two high level security meetings were also held today to review the law and order situation in the state with special reference to the militant activities in Imphal municipal area where the disturbed area status in not in force, a highly reliable source said.The joint director north east charge, SIB, Ma…

KCP(MC) bans UMA president for being double agent

IMPHAL, Sept 2: The KCP(MC) has banned a women’s organisation called,Universal Mothers Association, UMA, on the charge of being an agent of the “enemy”.A release signed by Tamnganba Meetei, said it had taken the president of the organisation, Amom Mema Devi into custory, and from her interrogation has come to learn that she has been part of an extortion net in the name of the KCP(MC).The release said that Mema had confessed that she has been in cahoots with Nando alias Ibungo Ngangom who is presently lodged in the Sajiwa Jail, and Hitendra alias Lallumba who is present taking shelter in the 23 Assam Rifles camp at Yaingangpokpi under the charge of one Maj. Rana, and carried out activities detrimental to not just the party but to the revolution in the land.It said Mema Devi had in 2007 contested the Panchayat Election at 16-Wangoo GP.The release said the KCP(MC) also learnt that Hitendra also regularly passes on intelligence of the party’s movements to the Assam Rifles and has had a nu…