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State BJP seeks CBI inquiry into sexual assault of minor

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SHILLONG, Jan 17: The women’s wing of the State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will soon seek the intervention of the Centre to ensure that the recent case of trafficking and sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl is handed over to the CBI.
“We will soon write to the Centre for its intervention to ensure the case be handed over to independent investigation authorities like the central bureau of investigation (CBI),” BJP Mahilla Morcha President, Bianca Kyndiah said on Tuesday.

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Govt setting up special courts to try crimes against women, children

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SHILLONG, Jan 17: With Meghalaya still reeling from the arrest of Mawhati legislator, Julius Dorphang in a case of sexual assault on a minor, the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma has informed that his government is setting up a special court to try cases of crimes against women and children.
“There will be special court for all cases of crimes against women and children,” the Chief Minister said after a party meeting here on Tuesday.

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Tura MLA extends support to MP’s demand for vigilance body

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TURA, Jan 17: Tura Lok Sabha MP Conrad Sangma had last week questioned why there were no vigilance committees to monitor the implementation of MLA schemes in the state. On Tuesday, he found support from an unexpected corner as Tura South MLA, John Leslee K Sangma announced his support to the demand.
Welcoming the suggestion of the Tura MP for a vigilance panel, John Leslee called it ‘positive’ and ‘in the best interest of the people of Meghalaya’.

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Kidnapped traders released

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TURA, Jan 17: In a major relief to the families of the three traders kidnapped by a group of fake weapon holders, from the vicinity of the Telekali Forest Reserve, the abducted men were released sometime between Monday night and 6 am on Tuesday morning near the village of Rongrikemgre in South Garo Hills (SGH) district.

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25 children win National Bravery Awards

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NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (IANS): Twenty five children from different parts of the country have been selected for Indian Council for Child Welfare’s (ICCW) National Bravery Awards to be presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 23.
Four of the awards are posthumous.
The Bharat Award has been conferred to 8-year-old Tarh Peju of Arunachal Pradesh, who sacrificed her life in an attempt to save two of her friends from drowning.

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