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According to him, The group will meet again in the next two days to decide the future course of action. 2010 3:17 am Related News The public hearing organised by the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) on Thursday at the Council hall saw various consumer organisation representatives objecting to the power tariff hike proposal by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) and demanding stability in the tariff for at least three years. Maharashtra State Power Consumers’ Association president Pratap Hogade who put up the grievances vide a signature campaign from nearly 50,By: AP | Juba | Published: November 29 were most vulnerable to sexual violence.(AP/Representational Image) Top News The “shocking scale” of violence against women and girls in South Sudan is double the global average a new study released Wednesday says The first comprehensive report on the “magnitude frequency and brutality” of such violence in South Sudan’s conflict zones was released by the International Rescue Committee and George Washington University’s Global Women’s Institute As the world’s youngest nation approaches its fifth year of civil war rape has often been used as a weapon by both government and opposition forces The civil war has killed more than 50000 people forced more than 2 million to flee abroad and plunged parts of the country into famine Up to 65 percent of women and girls interviewed for the new study said they had experienced sexual or physical violence Over half of the women reported domestic abuse Women and girls living in the United Nations-run civilian protection site in the capital Juba were most vulnerable to sexual violence Chuol Madol said she was gang-raped by government soldiers in October when she left the camp in Juba to look for firewood “Women were crying but we were so deep in the bush that no one could help us” the 27-year-old told The Associated Press ” We’re not fighting anyone We’re only here trying to live” The new report cites a “breakdown in the rule of law” in South Sudan meaning perpetrators go unpunished “As we have seen in South Sudan time and again since this war started armed forces on all sides engage in sexual violence with impunity It is used both opportunistically and as a weapon of war to intimidate punish and abuse civilians” said Jehanne Henry senior Africa researcher for Human Rights Watch Civil society organizations are calling on South Sudan’s government and UN agencies to create a “concrete strategy” for combatting the violence The government did not respond to a request for comment on the new study Earlier this year acting spokesman Choul Laam condemned reports of rampant sexual assault telling AP that the government was “moving swiftly to protect civilians from such behavior by educating all armed forces and holding the perpetrators accountable” “Perpetrators of violence against women and girls in South Sudanese communities are multiplying regularly” said Edmund Yakani executive director for the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization a local advocacy group In light of the new UK-funded study the British government has increased support aimed at helping 750000 survivors in South Sudan and around the world to help “stop the cycles of violence” For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top News The statement said the attack was carried out “to avenge martyrs” killed in raids by security forces, At least 25 suspected AQAP members have been killed in the air strikes. 2010 4:04 am Top News A man,11 lakh by the accused who promised admission to his son in IIT-Kharagpur.

the one at Pune is the only one to have trained the civil police in CBRN. Of the eight units of the NDRF in the country, ?s banking system? After making calls to defaultersthey would fix appointments with them Once they had filled the amount using the magic pen they would make the victims sign the cheques with an actual pen After thatthey would write larger amounts and their own account numbers on the cheques?By: Reuters | Brussels | Published: October 15 However,” Arabiya cited the source as saying.” Arabiya cited the source as saying.By: Press Trust of India | Beijing | Published: November 11 If successful.

on Thursday, Parents and students are suffering, ABVP state president Devdutt Joshi said The ABVP had earlier written to the governmentvoicing its protest over the policy The decision to challenge the HC order in the Supreme Court will only delay the admission process Its not needed Let the government go ahead with the existing system and pursue the legal matter later?closed this mosque and stationed their horses in its courtyard, 2010 3:35 am Related News In contrast to the grand Jama Masjid, Representative Mac Thornberry of Texas, along with the commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a police officer said. which Myanmar has been accused of mistreating for years.five other persons had also been rounded up the by Mumbai ATS along with Nishan. The Commissioner said they had information about another person being involved in the car bomb case and that could be Nishan Singh.

1 per cent of participants supporting the ban. Lawmakers also advised reducing the number of sales booths and cutting off channels for illegal sales of fireworks. and handed down jail time to 26 others, the group president,the president of Paschim Banga Khet Majoor Samity.

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