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Manipur denies EU providing aid for storm relief in the State

IMPHAL, MAY 30: The Government of Manipur on Wednesday via notification stated that reports circulating in the media platforms about the EU providing 250,000 euros (Rs. 2.25 crore) for storm relief funds in the State are completely false and untrue. Notification released by Manipur Chief Secretary, Dr. Vineet Joshi stated that as far as the State Government is concerned all financial requirements in connection with the recent storm were being met from the available National Disaster Response Fund and the State Disaster Response Fund. Further, the notification also clarified that...

EU divided on rape definition in bloc-wide law combating violence against women

BRUSSLES, FEBRUARY 6: EU member states and lawmakers are sharply divided over how to define rape, as negotiators head into last-stretch talks Tuesday on the first bloc-wide law combating violence against women. The law aims to protect women in the 27-nation European Union from gender-based violence, forced marriages, female genital mutilation and online harassment. The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, first proposed the major legislation on March 8, 2022, to mark International Women's Day. But the issue of a common definition of rape has proven to be the most...
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