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Road tax to continue

AIZAWL: The Mizoram government would continue to levy road tax in accordance with the Mizoram Taxation and Road Tax Act, 2011 till it was amended, Transport Minister P.C. Zoramsangliana said here on Thursday.

Zoramsangliana told a press conference that a Study Group was being constituted to make recommendations for amendments and these were made, the road tax structure – rates and payments based on a vehicle’s life-time would stay.

The Mizoram Vehicles Taxation Refinement Demand Co-ordination Committee (MVTRDCC), an umbrella organisation of vehicle owners and drivers, was formed after the government levied road tax on vehicles on a lifetime basis of 15 years and raised tax by 20 per cent for transport vehicles and 50 per cent for private vehicles.The MVTRDCC have said that the tax rates were raised by 240 per cent. (PTI)

 Two hurt in bomb blast

IMPHAL: Two persons including a non-Manipuri labourer were injured when a powerful bomb exploded at Uripok area in Imphal West district on Thursday, officials said.

The bomb, planted by suspected militants in a shop exploded around 2.30 pm, also destroyed a Maruti van parked nearby.

They said the injured persons identified as Upendra Kumar from Sitamari village in Bihar and L Kaoba of Langthabal area in Imphal West district, were admitted to the Regional Institute of Medical Hospital and Sciences.

No individual or group has claimed responsibility. Sources said some militants had warned non-Manipuri labourers in the state to leave.

Civil organisations have been urging the state government to introduce inner line permit system under which workers from outside would get permits for a certain time like in neighbouring Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.

So far over 60 non-Manipuri labourers have been killed in the state. (PTI)

 New DGP in Tripura

AGARTALA:Senior IPS officer Sanjay Sinha assumed the office of Tripura Director General of Police on Thursday. Sinha, a Manipur-Tripura cadre of 1978 batch of the Indian Police Service earlier was attached to the Indian embassy in USA.

Former DGP K Saleem Ali left Tripura a month ago to join as Additional Director of CBI. (PTI)

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