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Security heightened in Manipur ahead of Independence Day celebrations

IMPHAL, AUGUST 13: Security arrangements were beefed up in Manipur on Sunday after some Imphal valley-based banned organisations called for a strike on Independence Day, officials said. Security forces also conducted search operations in vulnerable areas of 5 districts and recovered arms and ammunition, the police said. Preparations for the I-Day celebrations are in full swing across the State with BSF, police and Assam Refiles personnel and students joining rehearsals for march past to be held on August 15. "Rehearsals for I-Day celebrations were held on Saturday at Peace Ground...
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Security tightened in Assam as militant outfits call for boycott of I-Day celebrations

Guwahati, August 12: Security has been upped across Assam as militant outfits ULFA (Independent) and NSCN/GPRN have called for boycotting Independence Day celebrations, police said. A senior police officer, on condition of anonymity, told PTI, "We have been carrying out all regular security measures, including area domination and naka checking. The measures are being made foolproof to ensure no disruption in the celebrations." On the militant groups calling for boycott and bandh, the officer said, "These outfits are known to call for such bandhs. But we are not taking any...
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