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Ashwani Kumar sworn in as Governor of Manipur

Ashwani Kumar, the Governor of Nagaland was sworn in as the Governor of Manipur on Monday in a simple but impressive function at Raj Bhavan.

Justice Abe Manohar Sapre, the Chief Justice of Manipur high court administered the oath of office.

Mr. Kumar who is the governor of Nagaland was given the additional charge till a regular governor is appointed. The Governor of Manipur Gurubachan Jagat had retired on July 22.

Journalists boycott

Meanwhile, journalists who are members of All Manipur Working Journalists' Union have decided not to file the news report on the swearing-in-ceremony of Mr. Ashwani Kumar as the governor of Manipur on Monday.

When the journalists who were duly invited by the state government went to Raj Bhavan, the state and the central forces manning the main gate of Raj Bhavan did not allow them to enter.

Since the swearing in ceremony was almost over while the journalists were arguing with the personnel, they decided to boycott the function.

An emergency meeting of the journalists was held at the press club on Monday afternoon during which it was decided not to file the report. Interestingly, the stand-off comes just a day after a big seminar organised by the Manipur government and All Manipur Working Journalists' Union on how to improve the relations between the press and police.

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