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3 IEDs found at Manipur Diesel

Imphal, June 12: Timely detection of three IEDs by police averted a major tragedy at Manipur Diesel, Mantripukhri under Heingang Police Station of Imphal East on Monday.The bombs planted by unknown people at the entrance gate of Manipur Diesel were found wrapped inside a bag, according to police sources.The police were immediately informed about the bombs by workers of Manipur Diesel. A Bomb Disposal Squad of Manipur police came in and safely retrieved the bombs.Bombs were placed by unidentified persons at Manipur Diesel several times in the past.

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IRB jawan killed in road mishap

Imphal, June 12: An IRB jawan died following a major road mishap last night in front of Imphal Airport along the Tiddim road.Ksh Pritam, 33, son of Ksh Priyo of Haobam Marak Irom Leikai, who was riding a CBZ motorcycle got hit by an Eeco van and struck by a Maruti Swift car thereafter around 8 pm, a police report said.He was taken to Shija Hospital where the doctors later declared him dead at 10 pm. The victim was a jawan belonging to the 7th India Reserve Battalion (IRB).

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CM leaves for Mizoram to attend meet on Indo-Myanmar border issues

Imphal, June 12 : Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh today left the state capital for Aizawl where he will attend a meeting to discuss Indo-Myanmar border issues.The meeting, to be chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, will review the security situation and development activities along the India-Myanmar border, officials said.Besides Biren Singh, the meeting will be attended by Pema Khandu, Shurhozelie Liezietsu and Lal Thanhawla, the Chief Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram respectively. DGPs, Chief Secretaries and other top officials of the four states will also attend the meet. The four Northeast states share the border with Myanmar.Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju will also be attending the scheduled meet to be held in the Mizoram capital.Apart from reviewing the present infrastructure on the international border, the meet will also discuss ways to implement projects on development programmes of the border. It will also discuss ways to enhance facilities for smooth cross-border movement of people and also to strengthen border vigil.The 1,643 km long porous India-Myanmar border is guarded by the Assam Rifles, but presence of militants, smuggling of arms and other illegal activities there have been a cause of serious concern for peace, stability and economic activities for both the countries.

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Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight Observes In Thoubal

Thoubal, June.12: The District Health Society, Thoubal Organise Intensified Diarrhoea Control fortnight observation was launched at the Wangbal Community Hall, Thoubal District today, the observation was organised in view of the upcoming IDCF event to be held from June 12 - 24.L.Nabakishwar Singh,IAS DC Thoubal/ Chairman, District Health Society, Thoubal, Dr.N.Jayantakumar Singh, CMO/District Mission Director,District Health Society,Thoubal, Dr.N.Akendra DIO/DFWO,Thoubal and Shyama Devi, DPO/ICDS Thoubal attended the launching programme as the Chief Guest, President and Guest of Honours respectively.Delivering keynote address, DPM of the District Health Society, Thoubal Ch.Basanta Singh stated that focus on women and child health is the most important targets amongst other target of the National Health Mission which was previously called the National Rural Health Mission.Highlighting the main objectives of the fortnight observation, Ch.Basanta Singh said Diarrhea Control and under nourished children below 5 years with related activities that included Home visits by ASHAs for prophylactic distribution of ORS-Zinc, establishment of ORS-Zinc corners, ensuring prescription or ORS with Zinc dispersible tablets and referral and medical management by all health providers including medical officers would be taken up during the fortnight.Speaking on the occasion DC, L.Nabakishwar said that we need to give more emphasis on children below 5 years of age as they are more vulnerable to this epidemic and more effective control mechanism, it said.The DC appealed to the public to extend their full support and corporation towards this end.The launching programme was also attended by Government officials including the ICDS officials, medical officers, staff and officials of the medical and NRHM, representatives from the civil bodies including NYK Thoubal, NGOs and school teachers.Meanwhile, A one day Awareness on Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) was organised today by the Block Health Society, Thoubal Block and District Health Society (NHM), Thoubal, under the aegis of the deputy commissioner of the district at Wangbal.

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