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Women’s cell takes over gang rape case

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SHILLONG, Jan 07: The Meghalaya police on Saturday transferred the Mawryngkneng gang-rape case, which involved the Sordar and locality head of Mawryngkneng and another 6 accused, to its women’s cell and is seeking police remand of the accused to expedite the investigation and charge sheet them.
“We have transferred the case to women police and will ask for police remand of the accused to expedite the investigation and charge sheet them,” Superintendent of Police (City) Vivek Syiem said on Saturday.

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Arrested Sordar takes medical respite

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SHILONG, Jan 07: Providing a temporary respite to his recent problems with the law, the arrested Sordar of Mawryngkneng, Peter Lawai was admitted in Civil Hospital, Shillong after he had complained of health problems.
Lawai was arrested after he was accused of trying to arrange a compromise between the family of the victim of the Mawryngkneng gang rape case and those accused of the crime.
 “The Sordar of Mawryngkneng Peter J Lawai village was admitted in the hospital for medical treatment,” East Khasi Hills District SP (City) Vivek Syiem informed here on Saturday.

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Congress starts mobilizing North East on effects of demonetization

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SHILLONG, Jan 07: The Congress Party in the meeting of the Region’s PCC Chief held in Guwahati on the January 5 last started the process of ‘mobilizing the Northeast’ to fight the “pain” inflicted by demonetisation and other “anti-poor policies” of the BJP-led government.
The meeting was chaired by C.P. Joshi, AICC General Secretary in charge of the Northeast.

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Dorphang still at large, Police sparing no efforts to nab him

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SHILLONG, Jan 06: Mawhati legislator, Julius Dorphang who is accused of sexually molesting a minor girl is still at large even as police are seemingly clueless about his whereabouts in the midst of all efforts to nab him.
On the other hand more FIRs have been registered with regards to the case leading to the arrest of another accused from Demthring in the city and a local taxi which was used to ferry the victim girl was seized.
This follows the additional FIRs filed by the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR).

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Another total bandh in Kohima on Monday

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KOHIMA, Jan 07: Travelers taking Kohima-Dimapur road are bound to be affected as another ‘total bandh’ will be imposed on Monday, January 9, by the Angami Youth Organisation (AYO) in Kohima and Medzhiphema on the issue of municipal elections.
On Saturday, the Angami Youth Organization (AYO) imposed a ‘total bandh’ from 7 am to 3:30 pm stringently on Kohima, Medziphema and Chumukedima municipalities disrupting traffic flow along the national highway in the Kohima-Dimapur section.

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Gen Singh urges youth to be part of India's growth story

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Bengaluru, Jan 07 (IANS): Union Minister of State for External Affairs General V.K. Singh on Saturday urged the young diaspora to be a part of India's growth story by tapping the opportunities the country offers through various programmes.
"India offers opportunities to be part of its growth story and realise your dreams through the government's flagship programmes launched to achieve developmental objectives," Singh said at the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas here, held as part of the 14th Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Day.

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KHNAM seeks Dorphang’s disqualification

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SHILLONG, Jan 06: Pointing out that the upreme Court has done away with the Section 8 (4) of the Representation of People Act which protects MLAs who are convicted by the court, the Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) on Friday said that the Mawhati legislator, Julius Dorphang should be disqualified as an MLA should the court find him guilty of sexually assaulting a minor.
“He (Dorphang) should be immediately disqualified once the Court convicted him,” KHNAM state youth wing president Thomas Passah said in a statement issued on Friday.

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