Suspected militants hurl grenade
Imphal: Suspected militants on Saturday hurled a grenade at a private house in Imphal west district of Manipur but it failed to explode, police sources said.
The grenade was lobbed at the house of R K Chandrajit at Thangmeiband area, sources said adding that it was the third time the militants had hurled grenade at Chandrajit’s house in the past few weeks.
Chandrajit and his family members were present at the time of throwing the grenade which was later defused by bomb experts, sources said.
The motive behind the incident was not known, the sources added. (PTI)
Body of army jawan found
Rangiya: The body of an army jawan was on Saturday found on the National Highway 31 near the army headquarters at Rangiya in Assam’s Kamrup (Rural) district. Defence sources said locals informed Red Horns 21 Mountain Division headquarters here after finding the body of jawan Baldeo Singh dressed in civilian clothes bearing head injuries. The military police which were carrying out an investigation suspected that the man could have died in an accident, the sources said. It was also being investigated how the jawan left the headquarters without the permission of his commanding officer. (PTI)
Two arrested with opium
Karimganj: At least 1.5 kg of opium was seized from two persons on the Meghalaya Road at Silchar in Assam’s Silchar district. The opium was seized on a tipoff that a person named Tempai Drakraley from neighbouring Mizoram and Deepak Deb Nath from Silchar were heading for Meghalaya with the opium last night, Superintendent of Police Prasanta Bhuyan told PTI today. Drakraley had brought the narcotic from Myanmar, he said. The two were arrested, he said. (PTI)
Naga boy bags award from Swiss agency
Kohima: Atoho Jakhalu was awarded a grant by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (Federal Department of Foreign Affairs) to present his research work at the XIIIth European Association of Agricultural Economists Congress 2011, Zurich, Switzerland from August 30 to September 2 last.
According to sources, Atoho is currently doing a Ph. D programme as a DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholar working on the ‘Megacity Project’ at Humboldt University-Berlin, Germany.
The Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the project. (UNI)
Beauty care course
Kohima: The Dimapur based North East India Academy of Performing Arts would be introducing an internationally acclaimed diploma course in beauty care courtesy CIDESCO, (International Committee of Aesthetics and Cosmetology). A statement issued by Atsaba Sangtam, NIAPA Media and Publicity Director, said the one-year course would begin from July next year where CIDESCO professionals from Switzerland would conduct the classes throughout the duration of the course. (UNI)