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Wednesday February 13, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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by allison lai, rahimy rahim, AND a. raman
THE panchayat (village) council in Makhnupur village in Bihar, North India, has issued an order barring girls from using handphones and wearing jeans and T-shirts when outside their homes.
Girls who violate the order could be fined Rs10,000 (RM574), Makkal Osai reported.
A 11-member committee has been formed to implement the ban.
It was reported that the order was made after three girls, including two cousins, went missing from the village last week and have yet to be found.
One of the villagers, Satyender Sharma, claimed that mobile phones, jeans and T-shirts were the cause of social ills, including the rising number of love affairs and elopements.
> Residents of Kampung Melintang in Hutan Melintang, Perak, are unhappy with the authorities for failing to look into problems faced by them, Malaysia Nanban reported.
The residents have been living for the past 50 years in the former Hutan Melintang Estate, which has now been subdivided for redevelopment.
G. Madhavi, 62 said some of the estate workers had bought estate quarters while some procured land nearby to build houses.
She said there had been no maintenance of the drains and that during the rainy season, the area would become flooded.
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