Government sources said the chartered Mandalay-Imphal-Mandalay flight service, launched on November 23, is to run only till December 7.
Cops said the accused had smuggled in the weapons from Dimapur in Nagaland and were transporting them to Churachandpur district in Manipur.
Environmentalist Ram Wangkheirakpam said the project goes against the idea of conservation of the lake which has international importance under the Ramsar Convention.
While the duration of the Assembly is yet to be fixed, Radheshyam informed that all the “burning issues” of the state will be discussed in detail.
This is the first time that Manipur board has given its approval to a student who is not yet 15 years of age, an opportunity to seat in the exams.
Meghen, 75, had been underground from the age of 31, reportedly shifting base periodically between Myanmar and Bangladesh, before he was picked up in 2010.
Against this backdrop, Union Home Minister Amit Shah gave his assurance to COCOMI representatives that the Naga solution will not harm Manipur’s interest during a meeting held on Monday in New Delhi.
The COCOMI has decided to continue with their agitation despite the assurance given by the Home Minister himself that the final settlement to the Naga issue will not affect the territorial integrity and administrative set up of Manipur.
Zomi identify themselves as descendants of the Zo, the Tibeto-Burman people that speaks Chin-Kuki language group. They are scattered in Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur and Assam.
Unlike previous years, few people turned up at the festival venue owing to the boycott call of the Coordination Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI). The group has appealed the public not to participate in the festival.
The grenade blast occurred around 5:30 pm at Kwakeithel in the state capital by two miscreants who were riding a motorcycle.
The chartered flight, which departed from Mandalay, landed at the Imphal Airport around 11:30 am and was welcomed with the traditional water cannon salute.
Other accused are retired IAS officers DS Poonia, P C Lawmuknga and O Nabakishore Singh, then project director Y Ningthem Singh, and the society’s administrative officer S Ranjit Singh.
In its judgment passed on Wednesday, a bench of Justice G S Sistani and Justice Chander Shekhar upheld the trial court’s May 2014 verdict, saying “having regard to the nature of the offence and the manner in which it was executed, we concur with” the lower court’s findings.
The blast comes a day after militants attacked a camp of the Assam Rifles in Chandel district.
In a statement, the RPF said that the attack was jointly carried out by its armed wing People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF). It also claimed that it had inflicted huge casualties on the Assam Rifles besides damaging the camp.
The other accused, including ASI T Paominlun Haokip, head constable Md Khalilup, and constable Luckson Kom, are already in police custody.
The chief minister had on Tuesday urged the people to remain calm reiterating that the Manipur’s integrity will not be harmed by the final settlement of the Naga issue.
COCOMI’s reaction comes a day after Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh reiterated the commitment given by Union Home Minister Amit Shah that Manipur’s integrity will not be harmed by the final settlement of the Naga political issue.
N Biren Singh and his cabinet ministers had gone to New Delhi last Friday to meet central leaders in the wake of unabated protests in the state against the disintegration of Manipur by the Indo-Naga settlement.