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Unmüzig casts doubts on established concepts of institutional green economy players

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SHILLONG, Feb 04: Asian Confluence, Shillong Centre hosted a fascinating presentation by Barbara Unmüzig, President of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany on the topic of green economy and its ramifications throughout the world. Special emphasis was laid on the preservation of biodiversity and protection of the livelihood of communities in the state of Meghalaya.

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Syiem terms allegations of misappropriation a political ploy

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SHILLONG, Feb 03: While claiming innocence regarding the misappropriation of over Rs 8 crores which he has been blamed of, the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the KHADC, PN Syiem maintained that these allegations are politically motivated.
“I smell state government and district council constituency politics into the entire allegations which are in fact totally false and baseless,” Syiem said on Friday.

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KHADC to spend additional Rs 5 crore on vexed SWKH road repair

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SHILLONG, Feb 03: The funds for the repair of the vexed single – lane roads in the uranium rich South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) district have been enhanced by an additional Rs. 5 crores after the KHADC decided to now spend a total of Rs. 25 crores on the proposed project.
The Council also announced its willingness to deposit the funds, which will be earmarked from the special assistance grant sanctioned by the Centre, to the state government for taking up the repairing project within this year.
The decision was revealed after a meeting held between the KHADC chief PN Syiem and the delegation of the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) which met him here on Friday to seek clarification on the delay to implement the proposed project.

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Plans afoot to improve Cancer care at NEIGRIMHS

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SHILLONG, Feb 03: The North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) is presently focusing on improving facilities to treat various forms of cancer and part of these efforts include the Regional Cancer Centre at NEIGRIHMS, construction of which is underway.
This was informed by the, NEIGRIHMS Deputy Director (Administration), David Umdor on Friday during which, World Cancer day was observed at the Super Specialty Hospital.

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Mukul should resign for misleading people: State BJP

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SHILLONG, Feb 03: Terming the passing of the anti dual post Act as a means towards ensuring the doing away of the district councils in Meghalaya, the State BJP has demanded that the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma steps down for ‘taking the people for a ride’ on the issue.
The BJP had put forward this demand in the wake of a recent order passed by the Supreme Court which upheld the May 31, 2016 - ruling by the then Governor V Shanmuganathan that the post of MDC is not an office of profit.

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KSU yet to give up demand for ILP: Daniel Khyriem

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SHILLONG, 03: While maintaining that the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) has not yet abandoned its demand for the Inner Line Permit (ILP) to be implemented in Meghalaya, the president of the NGO, Daniel Khyriem said that the Union will first assess the effectiveness of the entry / exit points to be set up before taking a call on the matter.
Even in the midst of this non – committal statement, Khryiem put his foot down when asked about the proposed railway project in Meghalaya where he said that the Union will not budge an inch from its opposition to this proposed project in the absence of effective laws to tackle the inflow of influx into the state.

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PN Syiem faces charge of misappropriation of Rs. 8 crore

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SHILLONG, Feb 02: The MLA representing Mawsynram, PN Syiem who is also the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has been accused of misappropriation of over Rs. 8 crores from schemes within his constituency.
This charge was made by an RTI activist from Mawsynram constituency, Banshai Marbaniang who on Thursday expressed his surprise that a total amount of Rs 8.17 crore was shown as “utilized” for implementing the six schemes from 2008-09 till 2014-15 as per an RTI report.

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