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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CHENNAI, Feb 18 (IANS): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Saturday won the vote of confidence in the state assembly.
Palaniswami, who was sworn in on Thursday as Chief Minister, won with 122 votes for the motion, while 11 votes were cast against the confidence vote by the rival AIADMK camp led by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.
Palaniswami belongs to the AIADMK faction led by party General Secretary V.K. Sasikala.