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2017 begins on a sour note for Julius Dorphang

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SHILLONG, Jan 04: The year 2017 has begun on a bad note for Mawhati legislator, Julius Dorphang even as a local court here issued an arrest warrant against the absconding legislator who is wanted for allegedly sexually exploiting a 14 year-old girl.
“The court has today (Wednesday) issued a warrant of arrest for Dorphang,” East Khasi Hills district SP M Kharkrang said.

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HSPDP appeals for political maturity in Mawhati

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SHILLONG, Jan 04: Urging the people of Mawhati constituency to show political maturity, the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) has urged them not to re – elect their current MLA, Julius Dorphang who is currently absconding after accusations of sexual assault were leveled against him.
HSPDP MDC Teilinia Thangkhiew, who is also heading the party women’s wing said, “We appealed to the people of Mawhati constituency to teach the absconding legislator (Julius Dorphang) a lesson by not electing him anymore.”
Echoing her view, Nongstoin MLA D Jyndiang said, “Why make laws when you are breaking them.”

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Justice Khehar sworn in as 44th Chief Justice of India

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NEW DELHI, Jan 04 (IANS): Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Justice of India (CJI), becoming the 44th and the first Sikh top judge of the country.
Khehar was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
The 64-year-old judge succeeds Justice Tirath Singh Thakur and will hold office of a little over seven months, retiring on August 28, 2017 when he will turn 65. A no-nonsense judge, Chief Justice Khehar has been described as a “strong judge” by his predecessor.

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MTC employees on full strike mode

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SHILLONG, Jan 04: Carrying out its threat to embark on a State – wide strike, the employees of the Meghalaya Transport Corporation have made an announcement that they will embark on such an agitation from January 5 morning.

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HSPDP suspends Pyniaid, cites anti – party activities

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SHILLONG, Jan 04: Pyniaid Syiem who represents the Sohryngkham constituency in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has been suspended from the Hill State People’s Democratic Party which cited ‘anti –party activities’ for the decision which was made on Wednesday.
The decision was taken during the Central Executive Council (CEC) meeting of the party held on Wednesday after the member was alleged of actively canvassing for the KHNAM’s candidate during the just concluded ADC by-polls.
Addressing newsmen here, HSPDP secretary Witting Mawsor said, “We have unanimously decided to suspend him (Syiem) for two years from the party because of his anti-party activities.”

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Gang rape at Mawryngkneng, another minor involved

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SHILLONG, Jan 04: In yet another heinous incident to herald the year 2017, a 17-year-old girl was gang raped by six persons in a village in East Khasi Hills District even as police are yet to arrest the accused.
The incident took place at 9pm at Mawmang locality of Mawryngkneng village on January 1, when the girl was going home from her aunt’s place, after having had food for the New Year.
An FIR filed with the Mawryngkneng police station has named the six accused who were identified as Sanlang Kharlukhi, Rimon Surong, Requestor Mukhim, Shan Dkhar, Sanbhalang Mawthoh and Banlumlang Rynjah.

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PAC calls for protection of MHIS beneficiaries

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SHILLONG, Jan 04: Taking note of the current situation wherein the beneficiaries of the Megha Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS) are left to the whims and fancies of insurance companies, the State Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has asked the state health department to incorporate a system of redressal to address this problem.
“The insurance company can reject any claims by beneficiaries unless such system which may act as a referee is in place,” PAC chairman, Paul Lyngdoh said in this regard.

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