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Maj Gen KH Singh to be first Lt Gen from Northeast

New Delhi: Maj Gen Konsam Himalaya Singh, a specialist in Jammu and Kashmir operations and hailing from Manipur, has become the first officer of the Army from the Northeast region to be promoted as Lieutenant General. His name was cleared in the latest promotion list of the force and he will soon proceed to command a Corps formation, Army officials said on Thursday. The officer, who is the second-in-command of the Bhopal-based 21 Strike Corps, hails from the Charangpat village in Thoubal district of Manipur. The officer has achieved this feat at a time when there have been several reports about discrimination against students and people from the region in different parts, including the death of Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Tania last month here. An alumnus of the Sainik School in Goalpara, Assam, Singh was commissioned in the 2 Rajput batallion in 1978 and commanded 27 Rajput when it was based in Siachen. A specialist in Jammu and Kashmir operations having done five stints there, the officer was awarded the Yudh Sewa Medal for his unit’s gallant actions during the Kargil war in 1999. (PTI)

Under-construction Imphal NIT complex comes under attack

IMPHAL: Unidentified assailants exploded a hand grenade inside the complex of National Institutes of Technology (NIT) currently under construction at Langol in Imphal West on Thursday. According to police sources, the grenade hurled by the unknown attackers exploded inside the NIT complex manned by BDF personnel at about 2:40 pm. Three JCBs and one dumper truck were partly damaged in the blast which did not cause human casualties, they said. Citing eye witnesses, the sources said that the attackers numbering some three came in a silver Alto car with registration number MN03-3114. They threw the grenade from the southern gate of the complex and fled, the sources added. The police launched a massive manhunt to nab the attackers in the surrounding area, however no arrests were made. (PTI)

BJP formally launches Modi’s tea stall in Arunachal

Itanagar: As part of nationwide ‘Modi Pe Chai’ on good governance, Arunachal Pradesh unit of BJP has formally launched ‘Modi’s Tea Stall’ at Bank Tinali and Akashdeep Ganga Market, near here. The programme was attended by state party president Tai Tagak, along with other office bearers and all party rank and files, BJP sources informed on Thursday. Tagak explained the objects of launching Modi’s tea stall and its significance to the common people in the state, in particular and the country as whole. He called upon people of the state to actively participate in the Modi’s tea stall in realizing Modi’s ‘Mission 272’ in the run up to the Lok Sabha Election 2014. (UNI)

Peace fest organised in Kohima

Kohima: A cultural programme ‘Festival of peace and harmony’, a border area programme, organised and sponsored by the Nagaland Department of Art and Culture, and NEZCC Dimapur, was held on Wednesday at Longwa Village, an international Trade Center with Myanmar, under Mon district. According to official sources on Thursday, the Nagaland Director Art and Culture Vevo Chakhesang appreciated the Konyaks’ for preserving the culture. In his introductory speech he stated that it was because of such rich cultures that Nagaland was known abroad and in mainland India. (PTI)

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