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I-Day peaceful in NE India

Correspondent

Agartala, August 15, 2017: Independence Day celebrations were peaceful across northeast India with no report of any untoward incident. The celebrations on Tuesday held amid fanfare and tradition.

Boycott call of a few underground extremist groups has had no impact anywhere in the region except some interior locations in Manipur. Security alert and deployment was huge like past years to maintain peace in all seven states.

Besides programmes at government levels, private organisations and NGOs also celebrated the day in colourful manner. Education institutions were ahead of others in observing the day in respect and gaiety.

Cultural events were part of celebrations.