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DC urges caution against fires

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SHILLONG, Feb 21: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) and Chairman, District Disaster Management Authority, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong has issued an advisory to the general public to take extra care during this windy season to avoid incidences especially fire and to get wiring and electricity properly checked.
It has also been advised to remove dead branches or dying trees close to the house and to ensure safe keeping of all objects such as lumber piles, loose tin sheets, loose bricks, garbage cans, sign boards etc. which can fly away in strong winds.


 

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Members fire salvo at Pynshngain over illegal transfer of Council funds

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SHILLONG, Feb 20: The issue of illegal transfer of Rs. 2 crores of the Council’s funds was the cause of a heated debate during the first day of the Budget Session of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) with the Chief Executive Member (CEM), Pynshngain N Syiem facing a salvo of questions from all quarters of MDCs here on Monday.
Members of the Opposition Congress party as well as members of ruling coalition partner – United Democratic Party (UDP) were seen grilling the KHADC chief PN Syiem during the question hour on the issue.

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Shurhozeilie to take oath as Nagaland CM on Wednesday

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KOHIMA, Feb 20 (IANS): Nagaland Chief Minister designate Shurhozeilie Leizietsu on Monday met Governor P.B. Acharya here to stake claim to form a new government. He will take oath on Wednesday.
Shurhozeilie will be the 17th Chief Minister of Nagaland.
The 81-year-old Naga People’s Front (NPF) leader was elected head of the NPF legislature party after Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang resigned on Sunday night bowing to the demands of protesting tribal groups opposed to his move to hold civic polls with 33 per cent reservation for women.

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UDP begins move to withdraw support to PDF

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SHILLONG, Feb 20: In what can be regarded as a move towards withdrawing its support to the Progressive Democratic Front (PDF) led by CEM PN Syiem, the UDP has decided to petition the Governor, Banwarilal Purohit against what it has termed as ‘scams’ in the KHADC.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the UDP’s sub-committee on KHADC affairs headed by the party senior working president Bindo M Lanong held here on Monday evening.

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Shylla calls for clarification of uranium MoU signed during his term

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SHILLONG, Feb 20: Even though a MoU with Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) was signed during his term as Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the KHADC, Nongkrem MDC, Hispreaching Son Shylla was seen in support of a call for a clarification on the issue during the first day of the ongoing budget session of the KHADC here on Monday.
It may be noted here that on January 12, 2006, Shylla as the then CEM had inked a MoU with the UCIL to allow uranium mining, which will be carried out along with developmental works – construction of Wahkaji – Mawthabah road at a cost of Rs 36 crore.

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