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Assam Rifles rescue woman kidnapped by NSCN(IM)
Imphal: The Assam Rifles has rescued a woman kidnapped by NSCN(IM) cadres and apprehended two members of the outlawed extremist outfit, an official said here Thursday. A quick reaction team of the paramilitary force rescued the woman from a school building in New Wangparal village in Chandel district of Manipur. She was kidnapped on Tuesday. On receiving specific information that two armed NSCN(IM) cadres were holding a blindfolded woman in the school building, an Assam Rifles battalion immediately launched a search and rescue operation on Wednesday, the official said. “Taken by surprise, the armed NSCN(IM) cadres fired on the troops and fled from the site,” the official said. The securitymen chased and captured them. The two cadres were handed over to the Chandel district police. (PTI)

Three militants nabbed by troops and police in Manipur
Imphal: Three militants were nabbed in three separate operations over a period of two days by Manipur Police and Battalions of 9 Sector Assam Rifles. Assam Rifles officials on Thursday said in the first operation on March 13, a joint team of Thoubal Battalion and Thoubal Commandos apprehended the cadre from Thoubal market. The woman was identified as Nano Devi. She allegedly confessed that she is an active cadre of UNLF. Keithelmanbi Battalion and Imphal East Commandos in two separate operations apprehended two active cadres of PREPAK (PRO) on Mar 13. A joint operation was launched at Porompat and apprehended a cadre of PREPAK(PRO). The cadre was identified as Nongthongbam Suresh. In another operation on Thursday another cadre of PREPAK(PRO) was nabbed from Chanam Santhok. He was identified as Thiyam Shanta. (UNI)

Mizoram Assembly gives nod to supply cadavers to med college
Aizawl: Mizoram Assembly on Thursday passed a bill to facilitate the supply of cadavers to the medical college in the state. Health Minister Dr R Lalthangliana introduced the Mizoram Anatomy Bill, 2019, and it was passed unanimously. Lalthangliana said the bill, after enactment, would facilitate availability of bodies for the Mizoram Institute of Medical Education and Research (MIMER) at Falkawn, about 20 kilometres from here. Cadavers are required by medical colleges for the purpose of anatomical examination and dissection. An MIMER official said it could manage with eight cadavers a year and that would cost the institute Rs 8 lakh. (PTI)

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