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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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