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United Naga Council demands President’s Rule in Manipur

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NEW DELHI, Dec 20 (IANS): The United Naga Council, which represents the Nagas living in Manipur, met Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Tuesday and demanded that President’s Rule be imposed in the state in the wake of ongoing violence in the Imphal Valley.
The delegation will also meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday. It termed the creation of seven new districts as illegitimate as the Hill Area Committee was not consulted — mandatory under the Indian constitution.
“The state government, without consulting the Naga people, created the districts mostly by bifurcating the Naga districts. This is against the promise under four various memorandums and a written assurance by the Ministry of Home Affairs in 2011 that without consulting the stakeholders no administrative setup decisions will be taken,” said K.S. Paul, former UNC president.

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KSU to continue opposing railway projects in State

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SHILLONG, Dec 20: The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) has decided to continue opposing railway projects in Meghalaya in the absence of a comprehensive mechanism to tackle influx in the state and has accordingly urged the state government to expedite the implementation of this mechanism.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Union’s central executive council (CEC) held in the city here on Tuesday where the issue discussed pertained to the anti-influx comprehensive mechanism, Meghalaya Residents Safety & Security Act, 2016, Meghalaya Benami Transaction Prohibition (Amendment) Act, 2016 and facilitation centre (entry/exit point) 2016.

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US completes search for missing WW II airmen in Arunachal

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NEW DELHI, Dec 20 (IANS): The US mission in Arunachal Pradesh to locate the remains of servicemen missing since World War II has been completed, authorities said on Tuesday.
A team from the US Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) team visited several locations in the state to determine if the reported sites can be definitively correlated to known crash sites involving missing US servicemen, an official release said.
The US team concentrated its efforts on sites where US aircraft are believed to have crashed in the Himalayas with still unaccounted-for servicemen.

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Hawkers agitation takes a hiatus, to resume soon

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SHILLONG, Dec 19: The ongoing protest of the city’s hawkers in demand for the state government to implement the Central law, thereby ensuring their rights came to an end on Monday even as the hawkers have resolved to continue demanding their rights till the state government pays heed.
Slogans such as ‘Make more areas No Parking Zones not No Vending Zones’, ‘People are more valuable, not cars and bikes’ were raised by the hawkers during a sit – in demonstration that was organized by the hawkers on Monday.

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New MDCs to be sworn in on December 23

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SHILLONG, Dec 20: The seven candidates who emerged victorious in the recently concluded by elections to seven Autonomous District Council seats will be formally sworn in as new MDCs on December 23 next.

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RBI imposes more restrictions on deposit of old notes

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CHENNAI, Dec 19 (IANS): The RBI on Monday restricted deposits of demonetized Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in excess of Rs 5,000 only once till December 30 after strict scrutiny.
The new restrictions are meant to encourage deposits of demonetised currency notes under the Taxation and Investment Regime for the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016.
In its notification, the Reserve Bank of India instructed all the banks to give full credit to demonetised notes over Rs 5,000 only in the case of accounts compliant with ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) norms.

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Police to crack down on erring hotels

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SHILLONG, Dec 19: Hotels which fail to adhere to the laid down rules will face stern action by police as the latter continues to curb crimes against women and children.
This was informed by the Superintendent of Police (SP), East Khasi Hills (EKH) district, M Kharkrang on Monday and this statement gains significance in the wake of the recent arrest of a waiter and a woman from a city guest house owned by the wife of the State Home Minister for forcing a 14 year old village girl into prostitution.

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