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Wednesday, August 29,  2001

Updated at Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 09:21:29 AM IST



Three Killed two injured in rival shootout Imphal, August 29 : Three suspected insurgents were killed and two injured in a shootout last night between the Zomi Revolutionary Army(ZRA) and another militant group in Tekbom village of the southern Churachandpur disrtrict of Manipur, according to police reports.

The deceased had been identified as Thangkhosam Paite of Singhat village, Ngamkhojam Kuki and Samlian Zou of Singhat village. The identity of the injured persons could not be ascertained as they were taken away by their colleagues.

 According to a reliable source, the shootout occurred when one of the UG groups tried to intercept the other armed group while the later was crossing the area. A heavy exchange of fire took place for over an hour in which the three men were killed.
(August 29 : 8 AM)

Tension rises after NSCN (IM) kill one youth
Imphal, August 29 : Kangpokpi Sub Division in Senapati District remains tense after one youth was killed by NSCN (IM) activists on the night of August 27.

A villager was killed and another two injured when suspected NSCN(I-M) miltants raided a KNF(MC) stronghold in Changoubung village of Kangpokpi subdivision of the northern Senapati district of Manipur.

According to reports, armed Naga militants surrounded the village in the wee hours of the morning and started screening for KNF elements in thge village.

When nobody was found, the armed militants singled out a hmar youth and shot him dead point blank on charges of aiding and abetting with the Kuki National Front (Military Council) people.
(August 29 : 8 AM)

Manipur elections due before November
Imphal August 28: Union Finance Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha's statement in the Lok Sabha that the vote on account for four months was placed before the Lok Sabha has started rumour mills running around in Imphal that assembly elections could be held before or during the month of November.

Earlier the Manipur budget for the year 2001-02 was passed in the Lok Sabha.
(August 29 : 8 AM)

Students burnt down illegal structures
Imphal, August 28 : Students of D.M. College of Arts, D.M. College of Science and D.M. College of Arts have burnt down the illegal structures on the eastern side of the college campus today. Students of these colleges started demolition of the structures at 11.30 a.m. Girl students prevented the entry of police by forming human chain around the structures. About 60 wooden shops and 150 ferroconcrete structures were constructed on the encroached area inside the college campus. The students of these colleges have been objecting to the construction of these structures from the very beginning of the construction.
(August 28 : 10 PM)

One shot dead
Imphal, August 28 : Unidentified armed persons shot dead one person at Lamsang Bazar last night. The deceased was Chingangbam Khelen, a grocery merchant aged about 28, of Lamdeng Mayai Leikai. He was abducted by two unidentified youths from his house last night.
(August 28 : 10 PM)

UPF observed anniversary
Imphal, August 28 : The United People’s Front, Manipur (UPF), one of the constituent of the United Committee, Manipur have observed its third anniversary today at Manipur Dramatic Union Hall, Yaiskul Police Lane. A souvenir was released to mark the occasion. A discussion on ‘Ceasefire Withdrawal : Tasks Ahead’ was held as a part of the function.
(August 28 : 10 PM)

AMSU observed 36th anniversary
Imphal, August 28 : The AMSU have observed its 36th anniversary at its Headquarters inside the D.M. College campus. The function began with the hoisting of the flag of the union by former president Lairenjam Gojen. Many important leaders of the student’s community and social workers have participated in the function.
(August 28 : 10 PM)






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