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Cabinet nod for high courts in three N-E states

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New Delhi: Government on Wednesday approved the setting up of separate High Courts for Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura.

A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, gave its approval to the proposal to amend the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971, to set up the separate High Courts in Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya. All the northeastern states come under the jurisdiction of the Gauhati High Court. Sikkim has a separate High Court.

The Prime Minister had, during his visit to Imphal last weekend, inaugurated the newly-constructed building of the Manipur High Court. (PTI)

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