Ilu Peter, vice president of All Manipur Catholic Union, has appealed to the people and the concerned parties to refrain from religious intolerance and to ensure proper burial of late Rita Haorei.

With a view to facilitate smooth coordination among different security forces in tackling insurgency and un-lawful activities on National Highways, a Joint Command Centre (JCC) has been open-ed.

Dr Ahanthem Shanta will reportedly take charge as the Officiating Director of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) for six months.

The Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) has today denied any involvement whatsoever in the reported clash with suspected NSCN-IM cadres at Namdailong village, Cachar district, Assam on August 13.

Governor of Manipur Dr Najma Heptulla conveyed heartiest greetings to the people of the State on the auspicious occasion of 71st Independence Day.

The Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) has condemned the statement made by Chief Minister N Biren in connection with Patriot’s day observation yesterday.

Identification of State Flags of the Ancient Kingdom of Manipur, a book published by Khuraijam Athouba was released at MIMS audi-torium, Manipur University, today, under the aegis of International Peace and Social Advancement (IPSA).
Speaking at the event, publisher of the book and general secretary of IPSA, Khuraijam Athouba said that a country’s flag is the symbol of its independence and its integrity.
The book contain various informations about the flag of the ancient kingdom of Manipur and is research project of IPSA.
Konthoujam A/C MLA, Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh, former Dean of Students Welfare, MU, W Nabakumar Singh, UCM president Elangbam Johnson and president of IPSA, Chingkhei Luwangcha attended the event as the chief guest, guests of honour and president respectively.

A fierce gun battle broke out between suspected Zeliang-rong United Front (ZUF) cadres and suspected NSCN-IM cadres at Namdailong village at around 12 noon today, reports our Jiribam correspondent.

Two bomb blasts rocked the State today ahead of the Independence Day celebrations. Unidentified individuals suspected to be underground militants carried out a low intensity IED blast at Wangjing Tekcham Leikai Ward number 9 under Heirok police station, Thoubal district at around 7.15 pm today.
According to a reliable source, the blast occurred some 150 meters away from BSF personnel who were on ROP party and who were approaching their camp from Wangjing Wangkhei side .
The blast took place near a pond located 300 meters away from the BSF Camp on the Northwest direction .
There is no report of any injury due to the blast till the time of filing this report
A case has been registered at Thoubal police station.
In another incident, a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in front of the Sunrise Club, Moreh at no man’s land between India and Myanmar at around 5.30 am today, informed a source.
However, there is no report of casualty.