Himalayan States demand separate Ministry, green bonus

first_imgHimalayan States on Sunday came together at a conclave here to demand a separate Ministry to deal with problems endemic to them and a green bonus in recognition of their contribution to environment conservation.The twin demands formed part of a common agenda of the Himalayan States which was handed over to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the end of the conclave, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat told reporters after the event.Ten out of 11 States took part in the conclave. It is for the first time that the Himalayan States have come on a single platform to take a unanimous stand on the issue of green bonus and demanded a separate Ministry to deal with problems unique to them.Explaining the rationale behind the demand for a green bonus, Mr. Rawat said most of the country’s rivers originate in the Himalayas and therefore, the Himalayan States had to play the most significant role in the Prime Minister’s water conservation initiative.He said it was also necessary because the Himalayan States’ contribution to environmental conservation was the biggest with all their green cover. The Himalayan States were also at a disadvantage because large swathes of land fell into eco-sensitive zones where all sorts of development activities could not be carried out.A green bonus thus was needed to compensate the Himalayan States for their disadvantages, Mr. Rawat said.last_img read more

Rep Maturens real estate transfer tax fairness measure signed into law

first_img State Rep. David Maturen’s plan providing equity related to a tax charged when people sell real estate is now part of Michigan law.A seller whose home has lost value generally does not have to pay Michigan’s real estate transfer tax. Maturen’s new law – signed by Gov. Rick Snyder this week – will extend the same exemption to someone who bought vacant land, builds a house, and then sells the house.“This change addresses a circumstance that is rare, but was not adequately addressed in previous law,” said Maturen, of Vicksburg. “This is an equitable and fair solution that treats all sellers who have lost value in a home the same – whether they bought land with a home already on it, or bought vacant land and then built a home.”The legislation allows a property’s original state equalized value to be determined at the time a certificate of occupancy is issued for the residence. The home must qualify for a principal residence exemption.House Bill 4643 is now Public Act 172.### Categories: Maturen News,News 12Jun Rep. Maturen’s real estate transfer tax fairness measure signed into lawlast_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet DERRY COURTSTRAND ROAD PSNI STATIONWANTED CRIMINAL ‘NICKED’ BY COPS….WALKING PAST POLICE STATION!warrant “We stepped out the gate ‘you’re nicked’ and straight back in ,“Note to criminals: if you are wanted, don’t walk past the station.”The man is expected to appear at Derry Magistrates’ Court today.WANTED CRIMINAL ‘NICKED’ BY COPS….WALKING PAST POLICE STATION! was last modified: December 12th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags:center_img A MAN wanted by police in Derry was arrested yesterday….as he walked past Strand Road PSNI station!Police in Foyle say it was one three arrests made on Sunday.In a message on its Facebooke page said: “One arrest was for a fella wanted on Warrant who walked past the front of the station.last_img read more

POLICE say officers are trying to locate missing p

first_img POLICE say officers are trying to locate missing person David Neely.A PSNI Foyle spokesperson said: “David is 22 years old, 5 foot 3 inches tall with brown fair hair and small-medium build. “He was last seen wearing a grey jacket with hood and black and white trainers. PSNI Foyle: Help us find missing David Neely was last modified: May 29th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: “David was last seen on Sunday, May 26. at approximately 06.45 hours leaving A&E in a silver Citroen Picasso taxi. “The taxi company have confirmed he and a female were left along Spencer Road. “David has since been in contact with his mum but has yet to be seen by by police.“David, if you are reading this or if anyone has information as to the whereabouts of our missing person please contact police on 101 quoting reference number 668 of 26/05/19.” ShareTweet A&E hospitalDerrymumPolicePSNIPSNI Foyle: Help us find missing David NeelySPENCER ROADlast_img read more