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House panel to recommend action on illegal transfer of Council funds

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SHILLONG, Feb 22: A House Panel which will be constituted will recommend the actions to be taken on the issue of illegal transfer of Rs. 2 Crores in Council funds even as the inquiry report into the issue was tabled by the KHADC on Wednesday.
The report of the Inquiry Committee headed by the District Council Judge had quoted the former KHADC EC Secretary Welljune Syiemlieh of acting based on “verbal instruction” from the executive members (EMs) of the KHADC.

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Tripura government amends act to appoint Lokayukta

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AGARTALA, Feb 22 (IANS): In the absence of a recognised Leader of Opposition in the Tripura Assembly, the issue of appointment of Lokayukta has been hanging fire in the state since last December, forcing the Left Front government to amend the existing act.
According to the Tripura Lokayukta Act, 2008, the Chief Minister, in consultation with the Assembly Speaker and the Leader of Opposition, would advise the Governor to appoint the Lokayukta to deal with complaints of corruption.

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IndiGo to transport life-saving drugs to Manipur

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New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS): Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Tuesday said that it will deliver medical aid, including insulin, vaccines, serum and hormones, on a priority basis to Manipur.

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State’s Scouts and Guides celebrate Founder’s Day

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SHILLONG, Feb 22: The Meghalaya Bharat Scouts and Guides (MBSG) celebrated its Founder’s Day at its State Headquarters, Shillong, to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of the founder of the Movement, Lord Baden Powell and 128th Birth Anniversary of Lady Baden Powell on Wednesday. The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Grow’ and ‘#extraGoodturn’.

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Bengal students to help conserve Gangetic river dolphin

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KOLKATA, Feb 22 (IANS): School and college students in West Bengal will be among key stakeholders in the national project to develop a conservation action plan for the Gangetic River Dolphin to save the national aquatic animal from extinction, an official said on Wednesday.
The Wildlife Institute of India project is part of the recovery programme of four endangered species — Great Indian Bustard, Dugong, Manipur Deer (Sangai) and the Gangetic Dolphin — initiated by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.

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