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Naga accord will not compromise Manipur’s integrity:Modi

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IMPHAL, Feb 25 (IANS): Amid rising concerns over the Naga accord, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday assured Manipur that there is not “a single word” in the 2015 agreement that would compromise the territory of the northeastern state. He also said a BJP government would accomplish works in 15 months that the Congress “took 15 years to do”.
Speaking at an election meeting at Lanjing Achiuba in Imphal West district, Modi said: “The Congress government in Manipur has been sleeping since 2015. The framework agreement was signed on August 3, 2015 and now the state government is raking up the issue with the election in view. Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and others have been spreading lies to the people on the issue.”

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PILs can solve many of Meghalaya’s problems: Gonsalves

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SHILLONG, Feb 25: Public Interest Litigations (PILs ) can go a long way towards solving a number of problems faced in Meghalaya at present according to senior advocate of the Supreme Court, Colin Gonsalves.
Speaking during the State Level Consultation on Human Rights in Meghalaya organized by Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) in collaboration with the Shillong Law College, Gonsalves said that the stand on Uranium mining as highlighted by the KSU chief L Marngar during the consultation can be single handedly taken by him before the Court.

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Perpetrators of crimes against women and children should be jailed: Gonsalves

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SHILLONG, Feb 25: Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India Colin Gonsalves took a firm stance against perpetrators of crimes against women and children, stating categorically that such people should be put behind bars.
“The rise of such crimes cannot be tackled by educating men but by putting such men behind bars,” Gonsalves said at the sidelines of a state level consultation on human rights in Meghalaya held here on Saturday.
The founder of the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) also informed that steps are also being taken to train young and budding lawyers to fight for women’s rights.

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CM inaugurates Salmanpara Police Station in SWGH

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AMPATI, Feb 25: As part of the continuous measure of the Government to strengthen the internal security apparatus in the State, Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma inaugurated the new Police Station at Salmanpara in South West Garo Hills and also laid the foundation stone for its construction in the presence of Minister for Home (Police) HDR Lyngdoh on Friday.

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First-ever cashless cancer hospital comes up in Guwahati

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GUWAHATI, Feb 25 (ANI): Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda recently inaugurated the first-ever cashless cancer hospital at the Guwahati Medical College here in presence of Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
Health standards in the region have come down over the years, and in this regard, the Centre has initiated the establishment of various medical colleges in Assam.

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