Saturday, March 12, 2011

Bomb explosion during President's visit to Manipur


A powerful bomb explosion took place near the Raj Bhavan in Imphal, where President Pratibha Patil is staying, officials said on Friday. The bomb, allegedly planted by militants, went off at 11pm on Thursday night at Ananda Singh Academy, about 2 km from Raj Bhavan, where the President was staying, they said No casualty was, however, reported in the blast.

Patil is on a two-day visit to Manipur.

Police and central forces are conducting round the clock patrolling and forces were deployed at all vulnerable points.

President will on Friday lay the foundation stone of an Information Technology Park at Mantripukhri near here, officials said.

Patil would also meet representatives of some social organisations before leaving for Delhi at 11 AM, the sources said.

Meanwhile, normal life was paralysed in the city following the 40-hour strike called by Manipur People's Liberation Front (MPLF) to boycott the President's visit.

The MPLF, formed by three major insurgent organisations of the United National Liberation Front, Revolutionary People's Front and People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak has been fighting for an 'independent Manipur'.

Main accused arrested in Radhika Tanwar murder case

New Delhi, Mar 12 (PTI) The main accused in the murder of Radhika Tanwar has been arrested from Mumbai, four days after she was killed in broad daylight on her way to college.

A team of Delhi Police officials arrested 25-year-old Ram Singh alias Vijay in connection with the killing of the girl outside Ramlal Anand college in Shantiniketan area of south Delhi's Dhaula Kuan.radhika tanwar

The murder of the 20-year-old second-year degree student had triggered protests in Delhi.

Investigators had zeroed in on Singh, who introduced himself as Vijay in Delhi, after investigators detained his two friends -- Tabrez and Ashraf -- from UP's Sitapur. The duo allegedly harboured and helped him flee the capital on March 10, two days after Radhika was shot dead.'

Veena Malik not to seek asylum in India over Taliban threat


Islamabad, Mar 12(ANI): Pakistani artiste Veena Malik, who has reportedly been threatened by the Taliban, has said she will not seek asylum in India.
Malik, who is currently in India appearing on television shows for the ICC World Cup 2011, said she had received a letter from the Taliban a few days back via a media house in Pakistan.
She had spoken to representatives of the media house, who confirmed its legitimacy, she added.
Malik said the letter has been sent from a Ahmed Masood of the Taliban, The Express Tribune reports.
The letter threatened to give Malik ‘exemplary punishment for her work in India’, and also threatened her family, said the Pakistani actress, adding that she would hold the government responsible if anything happened to them.
Malik, who became a household name in India following her stint on reality TV show Bigg Boss, said she will not seek asylum in India.
She will return to Pakistan as running away is not an option, she added.
Malik also said that Indian authorities had provided her with security, and that she was getting in touch with Pakistani authorities to inform them of the situation. (ANI)