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Flash flood hits Manipur

By Sobhapati Samom

IMPHAL, May 18 - Manipur on Wednesday witnessed another round of flash flood following continuous rain since Tuesday. Almost all the low-lying areas in and around the State capital were submerged by rain water.

A recently-built bailey bridge at Noney town over Ijei river in Tamenglong district was washed away around 7.30 am today, reports here said. The river is currently flowing above the danger level.

There are also reports of breaching of embankment of Heirok river in Thoubal district. However, there is no report of human casualty.

The State received around 103.1 mm of rainfall on Wednesday against Tuesday�s 9.0 mm, according to weather data of Indian Council for Agricultural Research, Manipur centre here. A weather forecast has predicted rain in the next 24 hours.

Shutdown: Meanwhile, normal life in the hill districts of Manipur was affected for the second day on Wednesday due to the 48-hour total shutdown in tribal areas called by Churachandpur-based Joint Action Committee (JAC) against Anti-Tribal Bills.

The shutdown was called in protest against the alleged indifferent attitude of the Manipur Government and its alleged brash and contemptuous conduct towards the tribal people, according to a JAC statement.

Markets, business establishments, government and private offices in the district headquarters of Churachandpur, Tamenglong and Ukhrul remained closed. The inter-district passenger and goods carriers suspended their services during the strike. JAC had, however, exempted the essential services from the purview of the shutdown.

Meanwhile, the public movement for the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in the State continued today. The protesters blocked all routes leading to Imphal.

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Flash flood hits Manipur

IMPHAL, May 18 - Manipur on Wednesday witnessed another round of flash flood following continuous rain since Tuesday. Almost all the low-lying areas in and around the State capital were submerged by rain water.

A recently-built bailey bridge at Noney town over Ijei river in Tamenglong district was washed away around 7.30 am today, reports here said. The river is currently flowing above the danger level.

There are also reports of breaching of embankment of Heirok river in Thoubal district. However, there is no report of human casualty.

The State received around 103.1 mm of rainfall on Wednesday against Tuesday�s 9.0 mm, according to weather data of Indian Council for Agricultural Research, Manipur centre here. A weather forecast has predicted rain in the next 24 hours.

Shutdown: Meanwhile, normal life in the hill districts of Manipur was affected for the second day on Wednesday due to the 48-hour total shutdown in tribal areas called by Churachandpur-based Joint Action Committee (JAC) against Anti-Tribal Bills.

The shutdown was called in protest against the alleged indifferent attitude of the Manipur Government and its alleged brash and contemptuous conduct towards the tribal people, according to a JAC statement.

Markets, business establishments, government and private offices in the district headquarters of Churachandpur, Tamenglong and Ukhrul remained closed. The inter-district passenger and goods carriers suspended their services during the strike. JAC had, however, exempted the essential services from the purview of the shutdown.

Meanwhile, the public movement for the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in the State continued today. The protesters blocked all routes leading to Imphal.