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Shylla gets death threats over social media

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SHILLONG, Feb 21: The former Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and present MDC representing Nongkrem constituency, Hispreaching Son Shylla has received death threats which were conveyed via social media.
Informing this on Tuesday, Shylla said, “I had informed the Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police (SP) on the message in a facebook page titled as ‘Ka Sur U Hynniewtrep’ which stated that Shylla should be shot dead.” This was said on the floor of the house during the second day of the ongoing budget session of the KHADC on Tuesday.

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KHADC legislative building nears completion

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SHILLONG, Feb 21: The new legislative building of the KHADC will be completed by June next as was informed by Executive Member (EM), Banteidor Lyngdoh on Tuesday.
In his reply during the question hour, Lyngdoh said, “We will try our best to ensure we have a new legislative building by June.”
He informed that 70 percent of the work has been completed and an amount of Rs 3.22 crore has been released to the contractor DG Marbaniang.  The estimated cost for construction of the new legislative building was at Rs 4.74 crore. The work started since 2013.

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Government to set up ITIs for skill development

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AGARTALA, Feb 21 (IANS): The government has decided to set up at least one Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in each block of the country to provide skill development training to all, a minister said here on Tuesday.
Addressing Tripura’s first Digi-Dhan mela in Agartala, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that currently 25,000 blocks in India have no ITI and in the first phase, projects have been undertaken to set it up in 15,000 blocks.

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KSU demands scrapping of UCIL MoU

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SHILLONG, Feb 21: The Khasi Students’ Union has demanded the immediate scrapping of the MoU that was signed between the KHADC and UCIL while stating that this is against the welfare of the indigneous people.
In a letter submitted to the KHADC CEM on Tuesday, the KSU said, “We urge the EC to take up the matter in the session to ensure that the MoU is scraped.”


 

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Awareness Program on EMF Emissions from telecom towers

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SHILLONG, Feb 21: The Ministry of Communication, Department of Telecommunications, Telecom Enforcement, Resource and Monitoring Cell, Government of India will be conducting a District level Awareness Program on EMF Emissions from telecom Towers at Shillong Club, Shillong on February 23, 2017 at 10:30 AM.

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