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Imphal, 14 April ( Morning) 2016 : At least 9 people reported to be hospitalised at RIMS following the earthquake. Some damages reported from BSNL and LIC offices; One BSNL staff injured during evacuation.

Some minor damages reported in Kakching, Moirang, Lamphel fishery security post building. No major impact on Quake affected Ima keithel; wall of Lakshmi Market collapse.

New Delhi, 14 ( Morning) April 2016 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to Chief Ministers of Manipur, Assam, and Nagaland after an earthquake struck these states.

"PM @narendramodi spoke to CMs of Assam & Manipur regarding the earthquake in the region," said a tweet by the Prime Ministers' Office.

"PM @narendramodi spoke to the CM of Nagaland regarding the earthquake in the region," said another tweet later.

An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale shook the northeast, several parts of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and even Delhi and NCR.

There was no immediate report of any casualty or major damage.

In Guwahati, some people reported cracks in buildings while there was power outage for some time in Shillong. Tremors were also felt in the northeastern states of Mizoram and Nagaland.

All the northeastern states are categorised under zone 5 in the country's seismological map and are considered highly vulnerable.

Imphal, 14 (Morning) April 2016 : A strong earthquake has struck Myanmar, the US Geological Survey reports, with shaking felt across the region.The 6.9 magnitude quake took place at a depth of around 140km (87 miles), north-west of Mandalay. There were no initial reports of any fatalities.

The tremor could be felt in the north-east Indian state of Manipur around 2 minute. The earthquake was struck at 7.26 pm last evening.

People in Myanmar's main city, Yangon, in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, and in Imphal in India fled buildings in panic when the tremor struck.

Tremors are relatively common in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). This earthquake occurred at intermediate depth,according to the USGS, which means it took place within the Indian tectonic plate as it subducts beneath Eurasia.

While such earthquakes may be felt at the Earth's surface, they are less likely to cause severe damage.

An Associated Press news agency reporter in Yangon reported seeing a seven-storey hospital shake during Wednesday's two-minute quake, causing staff and patients to flee the building.

Many of Myanmar's outlying areas have inadequate communications and infrastructure, including the area where the earthquake hit.

The Chinese official Xinhua news agency said strong tremors were also felt in Tibet, with many residents of Lhasa drawn out on the streets.

Shaking was experienced in the Assam capital Guwahati, where wall-mounted television sets at a local TV station were reported to have been sent crashing to the ground.

Imphal, 12 April 2016 : ‘Keep Leishanghiden Clean’ campaign organised by Leisang Hiden Development Committee 2015-16 began today at Ibungohal-mani Bridge Point near Pal-ahanbi. The attendees of the opening ceremony also paid tribute to Angom Ibungohal-mani who conceptualised the idea to promote historic Leishang Hiden on his 71st death anniversary.

Imphal, 12 April 2016 : 34 persons are injured in the violence that occurred at Mayang Imphal areas during Mayai Lambi bandh called against the death of two persons who were allegedly involved in the vehicle theft on April 7. 9 houses were also burnt in which Manipur Fire Service saved 8 houses from being completely burnt. Scuffles due to misunderstanding between the bandh supporters and the those who tried to stop vandalisation of vehicles led to the tension at Mayang Imphal Konchak. A jewellery shop and a house were also ransacked. Police had to resort to firing tear gas shells and bullets in the air to disperse the infuriated locals. Deputy Commissioner, Imphal West N Geoffrey and top police official rushed on the spot at around 2:30 in the afternoon and put the situation under control. Meanwhile, the authority has imposed indefinite curfew in Wangoi Sub-Division of Imphal West from 1 in the afternoon until further order.

Imphal, 12 April 2016 : 3 persons including a police personnel injured in the violence were brought to Shija Hospital. 2 civilians were identified as Thongam Birjit, 23, son of Th. Deven of Mayang Imphal Thana Awang Leikai Thong-khong and Khumujam Ashajit, 30 son of Kh. Kulabidhu of Mayang Imphal Konchak. The police personnel has been identified as Heisanam Ranjit, 31 son of Krishnamohon of Samurou Mamang Leikai. All of them are hurt by spray bullets. One of the locals regretted the violence gripping the area and appealed for communal harmony.

Imphal, 11 April( Evening)  2016 : Imphal West district magistrate has imposed indefinite curfew in the Wangoi Sub division in relation to the ongoing tension in Mayang Imphal. The curfew began from 1 in the afternoon today.

JAC against Supporter of Theft at Sagai-sabi today appealed to all not to give communal colour to the incident of Sagai-sabi. Mentioned may be made that locals caught 3 persons who allegedly tried to steal a Honda Activa parked near a fish farm at Sagai-sabi under Mayang Imphal Police Station on April 7. Locals the handed the trio to police after thrashing them. Later, 2 of them reportedly died following which tension gripped the area. Speaking to media, JAC Secretary Naorem Brajakumar said there had been incidents of vehicle theft in the Mayang Imphal area due to which locals were frustrated. In the meantime, locals vented their anger following the attempt to steal the Honda Activa which belonged to Khangembam Ibungo of Mayang Imphal Thana Mamang. Naorem Brajakumar also added that items used for stealing vehicles were also recovered from them.

Imphal, 11 April 2016 : Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Giriraj Singh today inaugurated a Technology and Skill Development Centre on the campus of the Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development, IBSD at Takyelpat. In his inaugural address the union minister emphasised the role of scientists in the development of the nation's economy. Giriraj Singh assured that the centre would provide all possible help for the development of  Manipur's economy.  He also appealed to the people not to disturb the ecological balance in the name of development. The union minister maintained that the people should utilise the available technologies in the right way. He said the people need healthy food and safe drinking water but, they never bother about the  ways to produce them. Giriraj Singh urged the students to properly utilise the skills they have learnt. The Minister also planted a cherry sapling on the campus.

Imphal, 11 April 2016 : Governor V. Shanmuganathan yesterday inaugurated three-day second Flower Festival at Mao Gate, Senapati district on Nagaland-Manipur border. Addressing the event  celebrated on the theme - 'Colours of Spring', Governor Shanmuganathan appealed to the people to develop Mao Gate as a tourist spot. Stating that flower plays a major role in the life of a human being, the Governor said every one should plant more trees and flowers for more greenery in the state. The Flower Festival was organised by Senapati District Administration & Mao Flower Grower’s Association in collaboration with Department of Horticulture and Soil Conservation and Department of Commerce and Industries. The flower festival is a concept nurtured by the people at large with collective efforts to  promote and popularise floriculture. Altogether 64 stalls were opened by flower growers from various parts of the state.

Imphal, 10 April 2016 : A designated camp of United Revolutionary Front (Soviet alias Chingkheinganba) was burnt down by angry villagers of Napet Mamang Leikai last night. Local residents torched some remaining buildings of the camp this morning. The URF cadres - which is under Suspension of Operation since 2013 with the govt were staying at the designated camp at Lower Primary School in Napet Mamang Leikai under Lamlai police Station in Imphal East. The URF cadres allegedly physically assaulted some villagers of the area following which angry villagers chased the URF cadres from the camp and later torched it. 8 vehicles used by the cadres were destroyed in the fire. It is reported that a Thabal Chongba was organised yesterday by young girls of the locality in view of the Sajibu Nongma Panba Cheiraoba. Some URF cadres started frisking people near the spot of the Thabal Chongba and started fighting with the visitors. Local villagers were beaten up by URF cadres when they requested the cadres to stop the fight. After the issue escalated local residents came out and chased the URF cadres from their designated camp. Speaking to Impact News, Napet Mamang Leikai - Meira Paibi member, Laishram Shanti condemn the action of the URF cadre. She demanded the govt to relocation of the camp.

On the other hand, the locals of Napet Mamang Leikai and adjoining village held a public meeting this afternoon over the matter were six resolutions were taken. The locals resolved that no underground group under Suspension of Operation with the govt should open camp in the area, the villagers resolved to form JAC and face further course of action, the meeting also resolved to give licence gun to villagers, villagers demanded security for villagers from the state unless the matter is solved. The villagers demanded action against the accused URF (Soviet alias Chingkheinganba) cadres.


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