A 12-hour general strike has been called in the northeastern states today by North East Students' Organisation (NESO) to protest influx of migrant labourers and others into the region from other states.
Two Assam Rifles personnel wereinjured, one of them seriously, in a bomb blast at Keisampat in the heart of Imphal town this morning.
One person was killed in a bomb blast in Manipur's interior Thoubal district early on this morning, official sources said. Police forces have rushed to the spot for an investigation.
Official reports said markets, business houses and entertainment outlets were closed in view of the strike called by the United Committee Manipur (UCM) and All Manipur United Clubs Organisations (AMUCO) from midnight.
Five militants of the Manipur-based United Tribal Liberation Army (Thadou Group), including its self-styled commander-in-chief Manglian Boni, have laid down arms before Assam Rifles at Jiribam in Imphal East district of Manipur.
A road in interior Churachandpur district of Manipur has been named after Olympic bronze medal winner pugilist M C Mary Kom, official reports in Imphal said today.
Militants exploded two powerful bombs near the office of an NGO in Imphal East district of Manipur but no casualty was reported, officials said on Wednesday.
Sources said the bomb might have been planted to attack security personnel who used the road often to go to CRPF headquarters at Langjing, about 6 km west of Imphal. Four injured in Manipur Blasts
Days after a militant group threatened senior journalists of Manipur, unidentified men exploded a grenade at the residence of A Mobi, editor of vernacular daily 'Sanaleibak' and president of the All Manipur Working Journalists' Union (AMWJU), the police said today.
Banned KCP militants kidnapped three persons, including two masons from Imphal West district of Manipur and have demanded huge ransom to free them, official sources said today.
Wildlife criminals servicing the exotic meat and medicine markets of east and southeast Asia with tiger penis, bear bile, rhino horn and deer musk are now targeting a reptile with sticky feet - Tokay gecko.
2 Assam Rifles personnel and a 5 year-old boy were injured in a fierce gunfight between paramilitary forces and insurgents in Manipur's Chandel district bordering Myanmar, official reports said today.
Ten computers were stolen from the premises of a school in Imphal west district of Manipur, official sources said on Tuesday.
An organisation comprising six student bodies - the Joint Students' Coordination Committee (JSCC) - has banned school and college students in Manipur from wearing dresses that end above the knees.
Girls in Manipur have been directed by some student organisations not to wear uniforms above the knee and avoid using mobile phones in schools and colleges.