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Mizoram forms panel to reorganise districts

By The Assam Tribune

AIZAWL, June 26 - The Mizoram Government has constituted a �District Re-organisation Committee� headed by State Chief Secretary Lalmalsawma, a senior official said.

The ten-member committee would examine creation of new districts in Mizoram and make suggestions with proposed jurisdictions, the official said.

The committee would examine boundaries of existing districts and sub-divisions in the State and suggest changes and also look into cases where boundaries of districts and sub-divisions under some departments were to be recognised to align with administrative or revenue districts.

Earlier, in 2008, the then Mizo National Front (MNF) Government had created three districts � Hnahthial, Saitual and Khawzawl � but were never officially implemented.

According to the proposal, Hnahthial district was proposed to be carved out of southern Mizoram�s Lunglei district, while Saitual and Khawzawl districts were proposed to be carved out from Aizawl and Mizoram-Myanmar border Champhai districts, respectively. � PTI

4 Bangladeshi women arrested

Shillong, June 26 - Four women from Bangladesh were arrested in Meghalaya�s South Garo Hills district for illegally crossing the border in an attempt to sell their products in a local market, officials said today.

The four women from Netrakona district of Bangladesh were apprehended after they sneaked into India along the International border along with goods and currencies of both countries, BSF spokesperson said here.

During search, 24 lungis, 12 towels, 40 washing soaps were seized from their possession, he said. These women confessed to the BSF officials that they wanted to sell their products in Baghmara market.

They were identified as Bina Hajong, Nirma Sangma, Mallika Hajong and Shivli Sangma, the BSF said.

Meghalaya shares a 443 Km-long border with Bangladesh and two local border haats are in operation along the zero line where locals from both sides of the border trade freely. � PTI

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