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Supreme Court to assist Tripura HC in settling long-pending cases

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AGARTALA, Feb 11 (IANS): The Supreme Court has come to the aid of the Tripura High Court to resolve problems arising out of its lack of judges, especially its backlog of long-pending cases, a top court official said.
“There are at least 35 cases pending for long in which recusals have been sought by the Tripura High Court judges. It is not possible to constitute a Division Bench or a separate bench if a judge recuses himself from hearing a specific case on grounds of conflict of interest,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

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Recycling tyres to save the environment

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DIMAPUR, Feb 11 (ANI): Rows of basins, buckets, flower pots and more, made from used tyres, sold along the highway in Dimapur’s Burma Camp area, indicates that nothing goes wasted if one is creative.
 Salim is a perfect example to that!
 When he came to Nagaland 20 years ago without any work, Salim’s earning livelihood was in a muddled.
 However, things turned easier after he learnt the art of making buckets and basins from used tyres.

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Miscreants set fire to Bholarbitha school in WGH

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Tura, Feb 10: Education in the Bholarbitha area of Chibinang took a huge beating after a group of miscreants burnt down the biggest school of the area, namely Janapriya Higher Secondary School.
The incident which occurred at about 2:30 am last night has been condemned by the entire town of Phulbari and Chibinang with many questioning the motive of those that were not responsible for the incident.

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Mukul for railways as a game changer for Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Feb 09: Expressing his confidence on the comprehensive measures to prevent influx into Meghalaya, the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma has stated that the advent of the railways in Meghalaya will be a game changer for the state.
“The railway connectivity to Shillong can be a game changer in our pursuit to promote the state as the most favored destination,” Dr. Sangma said on the sidelines of a meeting held on Thursday.

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Congress can even work with ‘devils’ in 2018 : Tynsong

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SHILLONG, Feb 10: Congress senior leader and cabinet minister Prestone Tynsong today said the party can even work with “devils” after the state assembly elections slated in 2018. He was reacting to a query whether the ruling Congress is open to work with the United Democratic Party (UDP) and other regional political parties in the state after the assembly elections.
“Be it Congress, be it UDP or any other political parties, we can even work with devils if the situation demands,” Tynsong told reporters here on Friday.

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Marvelene’s Inn manager arrested

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SHILLONG, FEeb 10: The manager of the Marvelene’s Inn, a guest house owned by the Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh’s son, was today arrested in connection with the trafficking and sexual assault of a 14 year old girl.
Edmund Paul Kharir (36), who is the manager of the guest house, which was used for sexually exploiting the minor girl, was arrested in connection with POCSO Act.
It may be mentioned here an FIR was recently filed by the Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) and Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) against the proprietor/owner/management of Marvelene Inn under Section 21 (1) of the POCSO Act.

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Dorphang, five others charge sheeted in sexual exploitation case

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SHILLONG, Feb 09: A charge sheet was filed by police against the accused in the sexual exploitation of a 14 year old girl which includes Mawhati legislator, Julius Dorphang on Thursday.
On Wednesday, the court had extended the judicial custody of Dorphang for another 14 days.
The chargesheets against the six accused persons was in regards to the case where the minor girl was subjected to human trafficking and sexually abused in a guest house at Motinagar and registered at the Laitumkhrah Police Station.

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