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Drowned girl found

Imphal, Aug 22: The 5 years old minor girl who drown at Imphal River at Minuthong area on August 20 afternoon was found floating at the River at Kiyamgei Mayai leikai today morning. The deceased minor has been identified as Baby Shakila, D/O Mrs Ibem, a resident of Hatta Golapati

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One injured in accident

Imphal, Aug 22: A person who was hit by a diesel auto late yesterday night at Heirok Part 2 in Thoubal district has been undergoing treatment in critical condition. The person is identified as one N. Rameshwar from Tomal Makhong area in Heirok.
The accident reportedly happened at around 10 pm yesterday however the auto after hitting the person escaped from the spot without looking on to the injured person.
Locals of Heirok while condemning the act of the auto driver appeal the auto service provider along the route to find out the driver who had hit the person. It said not long ago an auto driver had tried to kidnap a minor girl and there were instances that the Auto driver in the route have been found heavily drunk.

The locals appealed to check such anti social people which are spoiling the good service of the auto drivers.
The locals also appealed the auto drivers not to race for hunt of passengers.

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Nagaland Baptist Church Council asks to refrain from practicing Yoga

Imphal, Aug 22: The Nagaland Baptist Church Council has call upon its constituent Associations and Churches to refrain from the practice of Yoga.
“Yoga is a spiritual and physical discipline deeply rooted in the religious belief and practice of Hinduism and hence it is not compatible with Christianity,” as statement by Rev. Dr. Zelho Keyho, General Secretary of the Nagaland Baptist Church Council said.
The statement however said that it is not against any religion, but any form of meditation, philosophical thinking and transcendental meditation tied to any religion, contrary to Christian World, is viewed seriously by the Church.
The Church body also appeal institutions, both within and outside Nagaland, to exempt Naga students from practice of Yoga so as not to hurt the religious sentiments of Christian community as well as to uphold the religious freedom envisaged in the Constitution. The statement comes amidst Indian Government hectic effort to popularise the Yoga across the country as well as across the globe.
Non-Hindu communities at other part of the world had started accepting Yoga as a tool to improve the health of individuals.
The Church body of Nagaland had also earlier cautions its follower from practicing Yoga.

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Cycle Rally

Thoubal, Aug 22: Students of Grace Academy School, Heirok today stage a cycle rally protesting against the frequent kidnapping of students as well as demanding free education zone. The rally is being staged in protest against the recent attempt for kidnapping a minor girl by an auto driver. The minor girl was in school uniform when the auto driver tried to kidnap her. Fortunately , a local who happen to come across intervened and rescue the minor girl. Later Police also arrested the culprit from a place in Churachandpur district.
The cycle rally began from Grace Academy and snakes through all streets of Heirok and the return at the school premises where they kick start the rally. Placards condemning such disturbances to the school atmosphere were display during the protest rally.

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