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Northeast tenants fear forcible evictions in Delhi

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New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS): Students and activists from the northeast on Monday met Delhi Police officials demanding action against a 'Khap Panchayat' that in a decision threatened to evict tenants hailing from the northeastern states.
"The Khap Panchayat in Munirka, south Delhi, at a meeting Sunday took a decision to force people from the northeast to leave the area. So, the concerned citizens from the northeast based in Delhi met officials at the Vasant Vihar police station," Manipuri activist Binalakshmi Nepram said in a tweet.

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Release Champion to initiate Peace Talks: GNLA

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TURA, Feb 17: In news that is sure the bring hope to all in Garo Hills that have been affected by terrorism, the GNLA on Monday came forward stating that it was ready for talks, albeit with one condition – the release of its Chairman, Champion R Sangma.
Champion, who was arrested on July 30, 2012, has been languishing in Shillong District Jail.
In a press statement the Commander in Chief (C-In-C) of GNLA Sohan D Shira, confirmed what was only being rumoured for quite some time – that the GNLA was ready for talks. The development comes in the wake of the floatation of a new outfit, A'chik Songna Anpachakgipa Kotok (ASAK), which means "vanguards of Garoland". While Reding has gone on print stating the reason for the separation from the parent unit, Sohan D Shira lashed out at the ASAK and its ideologies.

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Peace Settlement: What happens now after the breakup of GNLA

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Tura, Feb 17: The recent announcement made by the breakaway faction of the GNLA, namely A’chik Songna An’pachakgipa Kotok (ASAK) formerly GNLA – F, of coming out of the shadow of the Sohan D Shira led GNLA, has come as a body blow to ongoing peace settlement process. While early indicators have been coming through that the GNLA was also keen to come overboard, the news of the outfit’s breakup means the process has to restart once again.
The more critical part of the process has been the suggestion that the Reding T Sangma led group has also added factions of the ANVC (B) and UALA along with it. The consortium of groups would mean that the Rimpu Marak led ANVC (B) too has broken up with one part willing for talks while the other still wants to continue the fight for Garoland. The other group in the consortium, UALA has not given any indication as to where they want to be.

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President calls for eradicating leprosy

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New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS): President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday called for integrated leprosy services in geographically focused areas to eradicate the disease while Vice President Hamid Ansari urged for generating awareness about its misconceptions.
They were speaking at a function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan where Mukherjee presented the International Gandhi Award for 2013 to Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre and Zhang Guocheng from China for making outstanding contributions in the field of leprosy.

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Two – day night road blockade in Khasi – Jaintia Hills

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SHILLONG, Feb 17: With the deadline for releasing its West Khasi hills unit president Arphul Karbani expired, the Hynniewtrep A’chik National Movement (HANM) has called for a two-day night road blockade from February 20 and 21. Kharbani is booked under MPDA.
The decision for calling the two days night road blockade was taken at a meeting held here on Monday.

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Special cell, helpline launched for northeast people

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New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS): The Delhi Police Saturday announced the setting up of a special cell and a helpline for northeast people here.
The helpline - 1093 - will have five lines in the police control room and promises to "immediately" redress the grievances of the northeast people.

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President's rule in Delhi

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New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS): The union cabinet Saturday decided to impose president's rule in Delhi following the resignation of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his council of ministers Friday. The assembly will now be kept in suspended animation.
Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung had earlier recommended that Delhi be placed under president's rule by keeping the legislature under suspended animation.

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