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Bomb explodes at minister’s private residence

Imphal: Unidentified militants exploded a powerful bomb at the private residence of a Manipur minister in Bishenpur district, police said here on Thursday. However, there was no report of any casualty.

The ultras yesterday hurled the grenade at the residence of Social Welfare minister N Loken at Nambol Leimapokpam and it exploded near its gate, they said.

The minister and his family members were not present at the house when the incident took place as they stay at government quarters at Babupara area, police said. Police are investigating whether the attack was connected with monetary demand from the minister or some other matter. No individual or group so far has claimed the responsibility for the attack. (PTI)

IAC members protest against slipper attack on Kejriwal

Guwahati: A sit-in demonstration was on Thursday held in Assam’s main city Guwahati by ‘India Against Corruption’ members against the recent slipper attack on RTI activist and Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal.

The IAC organised a two-hour demonstration in the city with members keeping their mouths covered with black cloths as a mark of protest.

”We are here to condemn the attack on Kejriwal. Such attacks will not dissuade us from our fight against corruption,” an IAC member said. (UNI)

Flag meeting held

Aizawl: Peace on the India-Bangladesh border and checking of criminal activities were discussed at a flag meeting between the border guarding forces of the two countries. Sector commanders of the Border Security Force and Bangladesh’s border guards held the flag meeting at Tlabung town in Lunglei district in Mizoram yesterday, an official statement said here on Thursday.

The flag meeting held at the Circuit House in Tlabung was led by BSF DIG A Sriniwas while the Bangladesh side was led by Col Numul Huda.

Fraternity between the two countries also figured at the meeting, the statement said. (PTI)

Fire leaves 150 families homeless in Dimapur

Kohima: In all 150 families have been rendered homeless and 80 houses destroyed in a major fire that broke out at Master Colony in Kuda Village near Dimapur Railway Station.

According to official sources here on Thursday the fire broke out at a house at the colony on Wednesday and soon engulfed all the adjoining houses. Sources said a total of 12 fire tenders were pressed into service and added it took nearly three hours to bring the fire under control.

The exact cause of fire could not be ascertained so far. However, according to some of the affected victims, the fire might have started due to an electric short circuit.

However, no human casualty had been reported. An investigation by the department concerned was on to ascertain the exact cause of fire and the extent of losses, sources said. (UNI)

Inter-state workshop ends

Kohima: An inter-state workshop on National Rural Livelihoods Mission organised by the Governments of Mizoram and Nagaland in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Rural Development concluded in Kohima on Thursday.

According to official sources here Deputy Secretary, MoRD, the Government of India, Renuka Kumar and NMMU team presented NRLM, support structure and HR policy of NRLM and SPIP.

Nagaland Commissioner and Secretary for Rural Development V Sakhrie congratulated all participants for their active participation in sharing their expertise as well as experiences. (UNI)

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