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Introduction of anti-human trafficking bill a 'resounding victory': Satyarthi

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New Delhi, July 18 (IANS): Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi termed the tabling of anti-human trafficking Bill on Wednesday a "resounding victory", saying that if passed, it will be one of the most comprehensive anti-trafficking laws in the world.
"The tabling of Anti-Human Trafficking Bill is a resounding victory for the children of India and the common people who joined Bharat Yatra with me in 2017.

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AIJIF alleges negligence of duty on MeECL

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TURA, July 18: The Achik Indigenous Justice Initiative Forum (AIJIF) has shot off a letter to the State Power Minister, James K Sangma over allegations of negligence by the MeECL. The allegation comes in the wake of some villages being without electricity for close to two months as well transformer repairs being paid for by the villagers themselves.

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UDP meets to decide on fielding candidate against Conrad

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TURA, July 17: Differences between the UDP central leadership and the Garo Hills section came to the fore after a meeting between party members of Garo Hills at Asanang on Tuesday to speak on the issues of fielding a candidate against the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma in South Tura.
The party meeting was held on the statements of the central leadership seeking support for Conrad.

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SC condemns mob lynching, recommends Parliament enact law

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New Delhi, July 17 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned mob lynching incidents across the country and urged Parliament to enact a law to deal with the crime that threatens rule of law and the country's social fabric.
"It is the duty of the State to maintain law and order, social and pluralistic fabric of the society and the rule of law," bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkqar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said.
Pronouncing the judgment, Chief Justice Misra said that no one can take the law into their own hands or become a law unto himself.

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ANVC.B accuses state govt of belittling Agreed Settlement

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SHILLONG, July 17: Accusing the state government of ‘making fun’ of the Agreed Text Settlement, the now disbanded breakaway faction of the Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC.B) has asked its former leaders to wear black flags at the central level monitoring committee as a sign of protest against this.
In a statement issued here on Tuesday, former ANVC.B organizing secretary Akimbri R Marak said, “Our leaders are requested to wear black badges in the central level monitoring committee and strongly protest the negligence of the state government which is making fun of the Agreed Text.”

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KSU demands transparency in job recruitment process

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SHILLONG, July 17: The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) has demanded that the state government ensures that there is transparency in the job recruitment process conducted by the Meghalaya Public Service Commission (MPSC) and that the practice of nepotism and favouritism is done away with.
KSU president, Lambokstar Marngar had made this demand while speaking during an event held here on Tuesday to mark the 183rd death anniversary of Khasi martyr and freedom fighter, U Tirot Sing Syiem.

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Dohling endeavours to honour three legendary freedom fighters

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SHILLONG, July 17: State Urban Affairs Minister, Hamletson Dohling is seeking to honour the supreme sacrifice they made by three legendary freedom fighters of Meghalaya and has promised to press the state government to find a suitable location where it will put up their busts.
“It will be my duty to ensure that a suitable location is identified for the construction of the busts of all the freedom fighters - of the three tribes – Khasi, Jaintia and Garo - of our state,” Dohling had said here on Tuesday.

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