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Mediation conference held at Guwahati

Dimapur, February 21 (MExN): A regional conference of Eastern Zone on “Mediation- a win-win model of dispute resolution” was organized by the Guwahati High Court Meditation Centre at Guwahati, Assam, which was attended by the Judges of the Supreme Court, the Chief Minister of Assam and other chief justices and judges from the High Courts of the East Zone. In a press release issued by Pikuto Shohe, Convenor GB’s and DB’s Joint Forum, Dimapur district, it was informed that Mayang, secretary of Nagaland state Legal Services, M.Y Ngullie, President of G.B association and three GBs one each from the tribe of Angami, Ao, Phom representing the Dimapur District  GB’s association attended the conference. Pikuto Shohe was also present during the programme.  Stating that most cases are dealt with, by the customary courts in the rural areas of the states, the press note informed that the knowledge technique on alternative dispute resolution based on consensus that was introduced to them was an eye-opener and should be encouraged and taken to all the members of the customary courts who monitors the village council and the DB’s court in the interest of the people. The press note also informed that their participation was sponsored by the Nagaland State Legal Services Authority for which they expressed sincere gratitude and also hoped that such conference and training will be organized in the state so as to enable larger participation.

SDSA good luck wish to students; cautions against unfair means

DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 21 (MExN): The Senapati District Students’ Association (SDSA) in a statement send out greetings and good luck wishes to all the candidates appearing the forthcoming Matric and P.U examination, 2012. While appealing against the use of unfair means in the examination, the SDSA cautioned that, any student found using any such means will not be tolerated. It also appealed the concerned institutional heads and concerned Board and Council authorities to check the rampant use of unfair means during the examinations. This was informed in a press note issued by L. R John, President SDSA.

Central rehab package for 83 Mizo families

Aizawl, February 21 (PTI): Union home ministry has agreed to provide rehabilitation package to 83 Mizo displaced families residing in refugee camps of Tripura and Mizoram, an official statement said here today. The decision was made at the meeting attended by Joint Secretary (NE) Union Home Ministry, Shambu Singh, Mizoram Home Secretary K Riachho and Tripura's Principal Secretary for Revenue G K Rao at Agartala on February 17. While 32 families in Tripura would be rehabilitated through the Tripura government, 51 families staying as refugees in Mizoram would be rehabilitated through the Mizoram government by the Centre, it said.

Two suspected militants killed

Guwahati, February 21 (IANS): Two suspected militants were shot dead by security forces in Goalpara district on Monday after they opened fire at a checkpoint, officials said. The exchange of gunfire took place when two motorcycle borne militants fired at a mobile check post jointly set up by the police and the army at a place called Sign Board in the area, said district Superintendent of Police Luis Aind. "The police party signalled the two to stop but they fired and tried to escape. However, the two militants were killed as police retaliated," Aind said and added that two pistols were recovered from the two militants' possession. He, however, said: "The two militants are yet to be identified and we are yet to confirm their affiliation to any particular militant outfit."

Leopard electrocuted in Guwahati

Guwahati, February 21 (PTI): An adult leopard, which had created panic in Pandu-Maligaon area of the city for the last one month, was electrocuted on Monday after it came in contact with a high-tension electric wire, forest department officials said. The male leopard came in contact with the wire near Maligaon area and died instantly, the officials said. The locals informed the forest department after which the carcass was taken to Assam state zoo for postmortem. The feline, which had strayed out of the nearby Neelachal hills, had attacked people and taken away poultry and cattle for the last one month, officials said. Locals alleged that despite complaints lodged with the forest department, no steps were taken to capture the animal.

More postal stamps on NE

Shillong, February 21 (PTI): More postal stamps featuring important figures and events of the north eastern region will be released in the near future, Post Master General NE Circle, PTS Kumar said on Monday. "I'll write to my division directors to take up the matter and suggest themes in this regard," Kumar told reporters here. The assurance followed a demand by several eminent persons including poet M Laloo of Meghalaya to issue more postal stamps on the rich cultural heritage, diversity of flora and fauna and several festivals of the region. Less than 40 stamps were issued featuring several aspects of the north eastern region since Independence, postal sources said.

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