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Bomb explosion near Raj Bhavan in Manipur

PTI Imphal | Updated on March 11, 2011 Published on March 11, 2011

A powerful bomb explosion took place near the Raj Bhavan here, where the President, Ms Pratibha Patil, is staying, officials said.

The bomb, allegedly planted by militants, went off at 11 p.m. last 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.

Ms 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 the vulnerable points.

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

Ms Patil would also meet the representatives of some social organisations before leaving for Delhi at 11 a.m.

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’.

Published on March 11, 2011
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