NEW DELHI, June 29 - Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy was today given additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh during JP Rajkhowa�s absence on leave.
�The President of India has been pleased to appoint Roy to discharge the functions of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, in addition to his own duties, during the absence, on leave, of Rajkhowa, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh,� a press release issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
It did not, however, mention the period of leave of 72-year-old Rajkhowa, who was yesterday admitted to a private hospital in Coimbatore for treatment. � PTI
3 militants held in Manipur
Imphal, June 29 - Three militants of different outfits were arrested and a pistol with ammunition was recovered from separate areas of Manipur, police said.
While one militant of Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) was arrested from Imphal on Tuesday, two cadres of the proscribed outfit PREPAK were apprehended by a joint team of State police commandos and troops of Assam Rifles from Takhok Palli in Imphal East district on Monday.
Information revealed by one PREPAK militant led to the recovery of one pistol along with seven cartridges from his residence at Lilong locality in Thoubal district, a police statement said. All three were involved with extortion, it said. � PTI