Sunday, January 23, 2011



Ahead of the Republic Day Celebrations, a powerful bomb rocked Imphal east district, damaging at least 5 houses in Tirupati. No casualty has been reported… Manipur Commerce & Industry Minister Y. Irabot who is also the Local MLA has condemned the blast… 
A powerful blast went off on Friday night at around 9:45pm in Imphal East district in Tirupati, an area inhabited by the minority, non-local petty traders and hawkers, residing in Manipur, causing heavy damages to at least five houses. Miraculously, there was no human casualty.Soon after the blast, the local MLA of the area, Shri Y Irabot, the Commerce & Industry Minister rushed to the spot and consoled the traumatize people of Tirupati. The Minister condemned the cowardly act and did not rule a connection of the blast with the controversies over a proposed building of a local deity temple in place of an existing Hindu temple and said it a case of picking on soft target.This is the first violent incident in the run up to the Republic Day celebrations routinely boycotted by militants..militants operating in Manipur warn of violent activities to prevent the 26th January celebrations in the State.


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