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Govt pattas to TMB in violation of Land Transfer Act: Bernard

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SHILLONG, Feb 20: The former Chairman of the now disbanded Achik National Volunteer Council – Breakaway (ANVC.B), Bernard Marak has demanded the cancellation of all pattas issued to the state government departments especially those issued to the Tura Municipal Board while arguing that these are all in violation of the Land Transfer Act 1955 (GHADC), Land Transfer Act 1975 (State) and others.
In a memorandum of appeal submitted to the GHADC EM in-charge Land and Revenue Winieson Ch Marak, Bernard has called upon the Council to take what he termed as a ‘bold step’ to rectify the anomalies for the benefit of the common man.

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KHADC waiting for KHCF to return Rs. 35 lakhs

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SHILLONG, Feb 20: An amount of Rs. 35 lakhs is still due to the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) as the Khasi Heritage Conservation Forum (KHCF) which had borrowed this money is yet to return the same as was informed by the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Council, PN Syiem.
“Yes, the loan was given by the Council. However we are still waiting for KHCF to refund the same,” Siem had said in reply during the question hour of the first day of the ongoing budget session of the Council which began here on Monday.

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Preparedness a prime requisite for hospitals: Dy CM

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SHILLONG, Feb 20: Prepared on the part of hospitals in times of need is a prime requisite as pointed out by Deputy Chief Minister, RC Laloo who stressed the importance of these institutions during disasters.
Speaking as the Chief Guest of a three day training programme on Specialised Training on Mass Casualties and Hospital Management during Disaster including Fire Safety organised by State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) in collaboration with North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Laloo said, “Hospitals being an important institution which provides health care services, training for medical and paramedical staff on disaster preparedness is very crucial for effective response in times of need.”

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CM inaugurates MFC at Darong Adu, stresses on training of youth

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AMPATI, Feb 20: Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma inaugurated a newly Multi-Facility Centre (MFC) besides handing over a medicine truck as well as an ambulance to the PHC under Border Area Development Programmes at Darong Adu, Purakhasia in South West Garo Hills (SWGH) district on Monday.
It may be mentioned that a number of infrastructure are created under various schemes through the Department of Border Areas Development to bridge the gaps in development in both the international and inter-state border areas.

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Pynshngain tables budget of Rs. 76.73 crore

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SHILLONG, Feb 20: A budget of Rs. 76.73 crore was tabled by the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Pynshngain N Syiem on Monday, albeit for a period of three months.
This ‘vote on account’ was tabled as the full budget allocation for 2017-2018 cannot be calculated until the financial year ending.

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