GUWAHATI: Manipur has launched locally produced rice papad called OK's Rice Papad. Such initiatives give a huge boost to entrepreneurship spirit within the region. Some officials attended the event. Speaker Yumnam Khemchand Singh of the Manipur Legislative Assembly attended the event.
More than 1,000 people have been detained for violating lockdown rules in Manipur. Their vehicles have also been seized. The violators have been booked under National Disaster Management Act, 2005. More than Rs 1 lakh have been collected in fine. Police have been authorised to take strict action against those violating curfew.
Manipur police has also booked several people who had criticised the government on the way COVID-19 pandemic was handled in the state.
People have been booked under sections of Disaster Management Act and Indian Penal Code.
In Imphal West, 10 cases were there. Three cases were there where people were charged with sedition.
In early April, Yumnan Devjit, a man in Manipur was booked under relevant sections of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, after an audio clip emerged where he was heard urging people to not participate in PM Modi's 9 min 9 pm call.
The man who is an entrepreneur in his early 30s is heard making an appeal to people citing a tremendous load on the power grid that might cause a nuclear-like explosion in the country.
He added that such an action will damage electrical appliances, along with transformers, power sub-station, and other installations, police informed.
The man has not been arrested yet.
Modi had appealed to citizens to light candles and diyas on April 5 at 9 p.m. for nine minutes to dispel the darkness and gloom brought by the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus. He termed it as an attempt to show coronavirus, the strength of Indian unity and 'light'.
"This Sunday, 5th April we have to challenge the COVID-19 pandemic, we have to introduce it to the power of light," PM Modi said in an address to the nation.