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15 Jul 2017

Meghalaya: Rape accused MLA appointed to state Assembly panels

Stories from Northeast

Meghalaya legislator Julius Dorphang, accused of raping a minor girl, has been appointed a member of the Committee of Privileges and the Committee on Subordinate Legislation.

Dorphang is currently lodged in a jail in Shillong and is being tried for raping a 14-year-old girl.

The announcement of his appointment has triggered anger in the state.

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Sikkim: NSA Ajit Doval to visit China for BRICS

Sikkim

Sikkim: NSA Ajit Doval to visit China for BRICS

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will visit China for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) summit as an NSA representative later this month.

Doklam issue in Sikkim will be discussed at the meet.

India and China have been involved in a deadlock as China attempted to build a road in the Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction.

Monolith Festival 2016 wins at WOW Awards Asia 2017

Meghalaya's Monolith Festival 2016 further cemented its success by winning two awards at the prestigious WOW awards 2017, held in Delhi on 7th and 8th July.

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Mizoram: BPL families to get water tanks

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla announced on Friday that BPL families will be given water tanks for rain water harvesting.

He also said that under the New Land Use Policy (NLUP), the government would continue to provide financial aid to selected families.

Over 1. 88 lakh people have job cards in the state as mentioned in the state economic and statistics department's handbook, 2016.

Irom Sharmila set to marry long-time friend Desmond Coutinho

Manipur's Iron Lady Irom Sharmila is all set to tie the knot with her long-time friend Desmond Coutinho. She filed an application for marriage in the office of Sub Registrar Rajesh in Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

Gadkari announces road-projects worth Rs. 2 lakh crore in Northeast

Northeast

Gadkari announces road-projects worth Rs. 2 lakh crore in Northeast

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced road projects with a budget of Rs. 2 lakh crore in the Northeast to begin from 2019.

These projects would be carried out through the National Highways, Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd and Public Works Departments (PWDs).

These roads will promote international connectivity and will also upgrade National Highway-39 from Imphal to Moreh.

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