North East News File

3 Manipur Rifles personnel die in road accident

IMPHAL, NOVEMBER 16 (PTI): Three Manipur Rifles personnel died in a road accident when the escort vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident along Tamenglong-Khongsang road near Khongsang, police said today. The deceased were part of the security convoy of Chief Minister N Biren Singh who had gone to Tamenglong district headquarters to inaugurate a hospital yesterday. The accident occurred at around 5 pm when one of the escort vehicles fell into a gorge while returning to capital Imphal from Tamenglong town. The deceased have been identified as Havildar Somorjit, Riflemen Dominic and Kh Bungo, a police officer said.

 

NF Railways conducts workshop on mitigating elephant casualty

Maligaon, November 16 (MExN): An orientation workshop on generating awareness for mitigating elephant casualty in railway track was organised by Lumding Division of the NF Railways on November 14. With the approaching foggy season where elephant dashing are more common, this was an initiative of Lumding Division along with the Assam Forest Department towards spreading awareness among stakeholders to minimize elephant casualty due to dashing.

 

Tribal contractors call off bandh

Newmai News Network
Imphal | November 16
The All Tribal Contractors’ Association of Manipur (ATCAM) said today that it will not go ahead with its proposed bandh supposed to begin from November 20 midnight following an assurance from the Chief Minister to look into its grievances.. According to ATCAM, its decision not to go ahead with the agitation was taken today after the assurance from the Chief Minister “to review and consider the issue of concessional deposit of 50% of the standard amount of security or earnest money deposit extended to SC/ST for the purpose of any contract works”.