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Friday, August 24,  2001

Updated at Friday, August 24, 2001 at 08:57:28 PM IST



Tata trucks attacked at Kangpokpi
Imphal, August 24 : Suspected KNF activists attacked two tata trucks at Laikop village in IT road under Kangpokpi police station at 4.30 am and injured one civilian. The tata trucks were carrying food and provision from Naga dominated Tamenglong to another Naga dominated Senapati area. The injured transporter was S. Kharka Tamang (30), former president of the All Manipur Gorkha Students Union. The incident occurred when the vehicles carrying food and provisions were stopped by unidentified armed person at Laikop Waiting Shed. When the vehicles fail to heed the warning of the armed person, the gunmen fired indiscriminately upon the vehicles. The vehicles bore many bullet holes and Tamang got injured.
(August 24 : 8 PM)

Peace Mission cancelled
Imphal, August 24 : Proposed peace mission planned by present MLAs was cancelled in view of shortage of fuel oil and security escorts. The mission was planned to normalize the ethnic relationship between hills and plainsmen in the Manipur in the wake of ceasefire extension beyond Nagaland.
(August 24 : 8 PM)

Truckers flay UCM
Imphal, August 24 : The Manipur Transport Joint Coordianting Committee flays UCM for its passive role in ongoing economic blockade imposed by Naga Youth Front. The committee stated that the people of Manipur were being reduced to a state of starvation and demanded to know what the United Committee Manipur was doing to resolve the current crisis arising out of economic blockade launched by Naga NGOs.
(August 24 : 8 PM)







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