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BJP MLA in strife-torn Manipur opposes Govt. talks with Kuki groups which inked SoO pact

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 19: A BJP MLA in Manipur on Friday opposed any peace talks between the Centre and the Kuki groups which have signed a Suspension of Operations (SoO) agreement with the Government. Rajkumar Imo Singh, a Meitei MLA, made the statement against the talks between the Government and the representatives of the United People's Front and the Kuki National Organisation ~ the umbrella groups of 24 Kuki insurgent groups which have signed the SoO pact with the Government. The Central Government representatives held talks with the members of...
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Manipur: BJP MLA Raghumani resigns from administrative post, 4th MLA to do so this month

Imphal, April 24: Another BJP legislator in Manipur resigned from his administrative post on Monday, the fourth MLA of the ruling party in the northeastern state to do so this month. Uripok's BJP MLA Khwairakpam Raghumani resigned from the chairmanship of Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA). In his resignation letter to Chief Minister N Biren Singh, Raghumani said he was quitting the post for "personal reasons, and also in the public interest, it is felt that my continuance as chairman of MANIREDA is not called for at this juncture"...
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Charged with promoting religious conversion, Sikkim CM’s political secretary dares BJP MLA to file case

Gangtok, September 30: Facing allegations that he is using his position to promote conversion to Christianity in Sikkim, Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang's Political Secretary Jacob Khaling Rai on Friday dared a BJP MLA to file a case against him if he has proof. Rai, a Christian, claimed in a statement that this is an "unfounded" accusation as he has served all people of Sikkim and never differentiated anyone on the basis of religion since his appointment as the political secretary to the chief minister. Delhi-based lawyer Alok Kumar, who...
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Mizoram’s lone BJP MLA, 12 others ordered 1 year jail in graft case

Our Spl Correspondent NEW DELHI, JULY 25: This episode is certainly a major embarrassment for the BJP at the national level. Lotus could bloom in rocky State of Mizoram, but it stands marred by corruption. Special Judge (Prevention of Corruption Act) of Aizawl district Vanlalenmawia on Monday sentenced the lone BJP legislator of the Mizoram Assembly Dr. Buddha Dhan Chakma and 12 others to undergo 1 year rigorous imprisonment and slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 each. Others to be punished are Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) Chief Executive Member...
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Mizoram’s only BJP MLA, BD Chakma, convicted in corruption case

Our Spl Correspondent NEW DELHI, JULY 23: In a crucial development and bringing an end to a fierce litigation, Mizoram’s only BJP legislator Dr Buddha Dhan Chakma, Chief Executive Member of the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) was convicted in a corruption case. The order was passed by the Court of the Special Judge (Prevention of Corruption Act). The Judge Vanlalenmawia also convicted 12 others including 2 Executive Members and two sitting Members of District Council. Chakma is the first legislator convicted in a graft case in the history of Mizoram....
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No relief for Arunachal BJP MLA accused of raping pregnant woman

Itanagar, July 19: A court in Arunachal Pradesh has rejected the anticipatory bail plea of BJP MLA Lokam Tassar, accused of raping a pregnant woman. The sessions court at Yupia near Itanagar on Monday rejected the bail plea of the Koloriang MLA who is evading arrest. Police have registered a case against Tassar for allegedly raping the woman on July 4 at his residence here. Hearing the bail application, judge Gote Mega said, "Presence of petitioner and victim at the place of occurrence is prima facie found at this stage....
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Arunachal Pradesh govt has approved e-auction of quartzite by MSTC: Minister

Itanagar, March 3: Arunachal Pradesh Mines and Mineral Minister Kamlung Mossang on Wednesday said that the state government has approved MSTC Ltd to carry out e-auction of quartzite blocks with an allocation of Rs 75 lakh at Kalaktang, in West Kameng district. MSTC Limited is a PSU under the administrative control of the Union Ministry of Steel. Replying to a question of BJP MLA from Kalaktang constituency, Dorjee Wangdi Kharma during Question Hour on delay in implementing the e-auction, the minister informed that the MoU with the company could not...
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