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Dimapur VOL. VIII ISSUE 280
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined
Cyclone Phailin may be worse than Katrina
‘Men can be affectionate and still be masculine’
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Syrian rebels committed war crimes
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By Sandemo Ngullie
They removed the beacon light and you stood there grinning? Aaghhh! Next time try telling them you are a GB!
Public Notice This is to inform our readers that The Morung Express will be closed on October 12 and 13 on the occasion of Durga Puja. The offices of The Morung Express will re-open on October 14 and the next issue will be in the markets on October 15. We thank you for your patient understanding and continued support. The Morung Express
Extreme corruption harms development of Nagaland
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Saturday, October 12, 2013 12 pages Rs. 4 – Henry David Thoreau
Del Potro, Tsonga reach semifinals in Shanghai [ PAGE 12 ]
Global chemical watchdog ‘cherish the triumph wins the nobel Peace Prize of serving humanity’
THE HAGUE, OcTObEr 11 (AP): The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to eliminate the scourge that has haunted generations from World War I to the battlefields of Syria. The reaction in Syria to the Nobel decision was notably polarized. A senior Syrian rebel called the award a “premature step” that will divert the world’s attention from “the real cause of the war” while a ruling party lawmaker declared it to be a vindication of President Bashir Assad’s government. The OPCW was formed in 1997 to enforce the Chemical Weapons Convention, the first international treaty to outlaw an entire class of weapons. Based in The Hague, Netherlands, it has largely worked out of the limelight until this year, when the United Nations called on its expertise to help investigate alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria. “The conventions and the work of the OPCW have defined the use of chemical
Director General of the OPCW, Ahmet Uzumcu comments on the organization being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, during a press conference in The Hague, Netherlandson October 11, 2013. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, it was announced on Friday. (AP Photo)
weapons as a taboo under international law,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee said in Oslo. “Recent events in Syria, where chemical weapons have again been put to use, have underlined the need to enhance the efforts to do away with such weapons.” Friday’s award comes just days before Syria officially joins as the group’s 190th member state. OPCW inspectors are already on a highly risky U.N.-backed disarmament mission
based in Damascus to verify and destroy the government’s arsenal of poison gas and nerve agents amid a raging civil war. “Events in Syria have been a tragic reminder that there remains much work still to be done,” OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu (AKH’-meht oohZOOM’-joo) told reporters in The Hague. “Our hearts go out to the Syrian people who were recently victims of the horror of chemical weap-
‘NTC does not have hidden agenda’
DIMAPUr, OcTObEr 11 (MExN): The Nagaland Tribes Council has stated that it does not have any “hidden agenda” and that it “will not ever take interest in interfering in the affairs of others.” A press note appended by the NTC Secretary, Theja Therieh and Convener, P Pius Lotha asserted that the NTC is being launched in the “best interest of the Nagas.” It may be noted that the NTC is scheduled to be launched today at APO Hall, Kohima. Referring to the Naga Hoho’s statement terming the formation of NTC as “premature and inappropriate,” the NTC declared that it was “better late than never.” It affirmed that it has been a long felt need for Nagas of Nagaland to “have its own platform.” As such, it welcomed every Naga of Nagaland to “own and be a part” of the NTC. “This platform is the com-
mon property of the 14 Naga tribes of Nagaland State,” it added. However, it avowed that the NTC would never force anyone to participate except on volition. “While the Nagas are struggling for social and political fraternity, the use of suppressive mechanism is a borrowed culture and therefore such attempts are alien to Nagas of Nagaland,” it stated. Citing reports that at the Naga Hoho Federal Assembly on Thursday, eighteen tribes had attended and the apex bodies of seven tribe Hohos from Nagaland had resolved not to send members to the NTC, the council stated, “It means seven tribes are from Nagaland and the rest eleven tribes are from outside Nagaland.” “The Nagas of Nagaland, particularly the willing partners, have its legitimate right to have its own association and therefore, it is wiser for
ons.” “I truly hope that this award and the OPCW’s ongoing mission together with the United Nations in Syria will (help) efforts to achieve peace in that country and end the suffering of its people,” he said. He said the $1.2 million prize money would be used “for the goals of the convention” — to eliminate chemical weapons. By giving the peace award to an international organization, the Nobel committee found a way to highlight the devastating Syrian civil war, now in its third year, without siding with any group involved. U.N. war crimes investigators have accused both Assad’s government and the rebels of wrongdoing, although they say the scale and intensity of the rebel abuses hasn’t reached that of the regime. Louay Safi, a senior figure in Syria’s main opposition bloc, called the Nobel award “a premature step.” “If this price is seen as if the chemical weapons inspections in Syria will help foster peace in Syria and in the region, it’s a wrong perception,” Safi told The Associated Press from Qatar.
Imchen calls upon doctors to work with dedication
KOHIMA, OcTObEr 11 (MExN): Nagaland Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Imkong L Imchen on Friday called upon medical students to cherish the triumphs and satisfaction of serving humanity. He stated this at the inaugural function of the 20th general conference of Nagaland Medical Students’ Association at Centenary Hall, Jotsoma. “We are all aware of the serious health concerns in our state and the plight of villagers in far flung areas, who depend on better medical services and presence of committed doctors to heal and serve them,” the Minister stated. As such, he emphasized the need for medical students to be sensitized to the plights of poverty and the gap between the rich and poor. The medical profession is a life of social service and you must be examples for others, he stated. He urged upon the medical community to work with vigor and dedication. He called for Doctors to put ethical concerns ahead
of financial and monetary gains. He called upon young upcoming doctors to dedicate towards helping others and struggle for the benefit of others in order to be called a successful doctor. “As you enter the medical profession it must be understood that you become a public servant and therefore, must be happy to serve our people,” he said. However, Imchen said that it is important to introspect on their willingness and passion to work for the welfare of others. He expressed regret that whenever transfer orders are issued in public interest, very few doctor are willing to comply. “We must go beyond our boundaries of conditioned mindset and realize that any party of the state, however remote, consists of our people and that orders to serve in those areas is not punishment posting or discrimination, because the task and role of the doctor is to heal and serve willingly anywhere,” he asserted. Imchen encouraged the
doctors by saying that Naga people have great respect and reverence for doctors everywhere, while also expressing hope that the commitment to serve the people and humanity will expand beyond tribe boundaries, especially for the young prospective doctors. Meanwhile, lamenting that Nagaland suffers from shortage of specialists, the medical minister encouraged the prospective doctors to prepare themselves to go for further studies of post graduation in different specializations, so that the Naga people will benefit from their knowledge, specialized care and service. Further, Imchen announced that Nagaland would soon be having a Medical College in the state capital. “This long felt need will be a boon to your generation, who can get the opportunity to study medicine within the state, but also plan for further studies in the near future and nurture the commitment of excellence in the medical profession,” he stated.
Naga Hoho to restrain from undue exercise for the sake of peaceful coexistence,” The NTC asserted.
ZPO to participate Meanwhile, the Zeliang People Organization has informed that it will be attending the launching of the NTC. A press statement from the General Secretary, Kisamyi Iranggaung and President, N Azu Newmai of the ZPO reiterated that the organization along with the people of Peren district “fully hold up the formation of NTC.” It clarified that the ZPO are “no underside entities of Naga Hoho nor will they be tagged on by the dictates of the latter.” It added that the ZPO would be attending the launch due to the “Zeliang people’s inherent right and dignified identity as a recognized tribe of Nagaland under the aegis of its Apex organization.”
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Under the theme, ‘Goal for Peace’, the Naga Students’ Federation Memorial Trophy organized every year under the aegis of the Angami Students Union (ASU), has been running for 26 years. This memorial trophy is not just another football tournament. It is not just held to promote sports and empower the youth, but to promote peace through sports. It was on March 20, 1986 that NSF staged a mass protest against extension of the Disturbed Area Act belt from 5 km to 20 km and the induction of Indian Police Service (IPS) cadre in Nagaland. In the midst of a peaceful protest, the Nagaland Armed Police started firing at the students, which lasted for an hour. 19 year old Kekuojalie Sachü and 14 years old Vikhozo Yhoshii were killed in the firing and many others injured. In memory of the two young martyrs, the
Lt. Kekuojalie Sachii & Lt. Vikhozo Yhoshii Memorial Trust Fund to kick off Sunday NSF Memorial Trophy was initiated. On October 13, Sunday, an exhibition match is to be held at 1:30 pm between the Kohima Komets from Nagaland and the Royal Wahingdoh Football Club Shillong from Meghalaya, where the benefits will go towards the Late Kekuojalie Sachii and Late Vikhozo Yhoshii Memorial Trust Fund. By bringing the two popular clubs together, the ASU aims to generate revenue out of it for the Trust Fund. “Every year, we have to approach bureaucrats, politicians, contractors and literally beg them for money to sponsor the event. It has become too taxing for them and the event has become more or less a burden,” says Zakie Khate, President of the Angami Students’
Union (ASU). He added that the Trust Fund is a way to sustain the Trophy in the future. The Trust fund further does not necessarily confine itself to the Trophy but will be used for student welfare and social welfare. “Looking back, we respect and honour the vision for which they laid down their lives. And today what we aim for is peace and unity in our society. We are trying to promote peace through their sacrifice. And we are trying to promote peace through a football match.” Zakie further added. What has been fundamental throughout the NSF Martyr’s Memorial Trophy is that it aims to bring people together. “Apart from the 1986 incident, our people have become so divided
in uncountable sections today,” Zakie adds. The Trophy goes beyond parameters of Naga society, where the organizers are trying to bring neighbouring states, thereby build peace and unity through football. ASU has appealed for the public to extend its support towards the Trust Fund. “No matter how big our idea is, without the support and cooperation of the public, it cannot work. By buying a ticket, you are directly contributing towards a cause of two youth who sacrificed their lives for peace and you are also helping in the sustainability of the Trophy which we dearly hold in our hearts,” Zakie says. He adds that they are making it a point for everyone in the organizing committee to contribute by buying at least one ticket for the Trust fund. Zakie hopes that the sacrifice of the two students who lost their life on March 20, 1986 would be honored and remembered through this endeavor to foster peace and friendship.
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Kohima, october 11 (mexN): The general conference of Nagaland Government Higher Secondary School Employees Association (NGHSSEA) to be held on October 12 at 10:30 AM at Capital Convention Centre, New Secretariat Complex, Kohima. Minister for School Education and SCERT C.M. Chang will grace the function as chief guest.
All Nagaland Pre-Service B.Ed Association meeting
The gospel riders…With the mission to spread the gospel, the Dimapur Ao Baptist Church Youth Ministry Signal Fellowship organised a two-wheeler rally with bikers carrying placards with Bible verses on October 11 in Dimapur town. Altogether 22 bikers participated in the rally that was organised as part of the two days sports meet of the fellowship. (Photo Courtesy/Aden Jamir)
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Mokokchung | October 11
“Nagaland today is underdeveloped due to extreme corruption and inefficiency,” said Dr. Imtiwapang Aier, MLA while speaking as the chief guest at the Golden Jubilee celebration of Sungratsü Students’ Union Mokokchung Town. The government has employed more than the number of people required, he said but regretted that there is neglect and inefficiency everywhere. “Your generation should strive with all sincerity and honesty to bring about positive changes to our decadent society,” he challenged. He also said that the new generation should cultivate work culture and should go
for entrepreneurship. The young legislator from 23 Impur Assembly Constituency also said that celebrating 50 years of existence is a sign of maturity, and added that the years thence should be “a glorious journey with a historical perspective.” Dr. Aier observed that a very small population of society has the advantage of affluent upbringing but lamented that many Nagas today are solely concerned about high positions in society, “sadly at the destruction of our fragile society.” “Big opportunity comes around only once for most of us. We should be prepared to grab it when it comes. Bur for that, besides a certificate, the knowledge and skills acquired is very important,” he advised the students. He challenged that the educated students have to lead the process of social and economic transformation. Citizens of Sungratsü village residing at Mokokchung town, in-laws and invitees joined the students in celebration of the jubilee under the banner “Mangdang akaba shisashir” at Town Hall, Mokokchung. Bendang Lemtur IPS, DIGP (Training & Border) was the guest speaker who dwelt on the theme of the jubilee.
Training on rice and oilseed double cropping system held
WoKha, october 11 (mexN): Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Wokha ICAR for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre conducted three days seed distribution cum training programme on rice and oilseed double cropping system under frontline demonstration programme on oilseeds. The programme was conducted at Yampha, Liphanyan and IFS model farm from October 7 to 9. N. Khumdemo Ezung, Programme Co-ordinator (i/c), KVK, Wokha was the main resource person. During the programme, 600 kgs foundation seeds of two varieties of toria TS-36 and TS 38 developed by Assam Agriculture University, Jorhat were distributed to the beneficiaries. The seed distributed is expected to cover approximately 90 ha area with duel objective i.e. to demonstrate the double cropping system as well as to produce quality seeds so that the farmers can have easy and timely access to the seeds for the next season. The programme was undertaken under the initiative of Dr. BC Deka, Joint Director, ICAR, Nagaland Centre in collaboration with DAO, Wokha which was mainly targeted to increase the cropping intensity.
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Kohima, october 11 (mexN): Nagaland State Social Welfare Board and State Resource Centre for Women celebrated International Day of the Girl Child 2013 on the theme ‘Innovating for Girl Child Education’ at Modern School, Kohima on October 11. A press note stated that R. Juliana Medom, Planning Officer for the State Resource Centre for Women, emphasized that the primary concern of Nagaland State Social Welfare Board and State Resource Centre for Women is to combat the Girl Child marriage, Child prostitution, sexual abuse and exploitation, child trafficking and violence against girls and women. It further added that education therefore plays a vital role in fighting against these social evils. All Indian Children age 6 to 14 years have a fundamental right to education through the right of children to free and compulsory education Act 2009. Education sustains life by offering structure, stability and hope for the future even in times of crisis. Every girl child has the right to dream big for her future. The rise in the literacy rate of the girl child and many girls excelling in
Kohima, october 11 (mexN): The All Nagaland Pre-Service B.Ed Association has convened an emergency general meeting on October 17 at 9:30 am at State Museum, upper bayavü, Kohima. If any member from the 106 petitioners fails to attend the meeting, his/her name shall be struck out from the petitioners’ list. No leave of absence will be entertained. For information can contact your nearest district representatives; Dimapur 8974572364, Kohima 8794821908, Mokokchung 9089958196, Phek 8974532766 and Wokha 9862345216
Naga Hoho extends Durga Puja greetings
Dimapur, october 11 (mexN): The Naga Hoho extends its warmest greetings to the Hindu community in all Naga areas as they celebrate Durga Puja. Naga Hoho President Keviletuo Kiewhuo in a message stated that while continuing your friendship and correlation with the Naga community we urge you to join us in our goal of fostering peace and tranquility in the state and bring about a sense of brotherhood among the varied communities living in Naga homeland. Let your faith in Mother Durga inspire you during this celebration to spread the message of unity and love.
Adolescent Girls Club of Modern School, Kohima presents a special song on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child 2013 observed at the School on October 11.
their studies is a sign of encouragement. They are the beacons for a society that is ready to give larger roles for women. Schools should be a target for teachers and concern citizens to advocate the right of the Girl Child and her education. The importance of advocacy in schools and public places for the Girl Child is not something new. It is an effective strategy that many concern Government departments and NGOs have taken up. It is here that awareness of giving equal
rights to the Girl Child, the importance of her education and the need to respect her as an individual starts. The constitution and directive principle of State Policy of India recognizes, protects and acknowledges children as “Supremely Important national assets.” Our country accord priority to their development, education, nutrition and aims to provide conducive atmosphere to give them opportunities and facilities to develop healthy manners in freedom and dignity and ensure that they are protected from all
forms of exploitation ,moral and material abandonment. It aims for the holistic development of children. Acts such as factories Act 1948, Child labor Prohibition Act 1986, Apprentice Act 1951 and the Various National policies for children were all framed towards this goal. During the programme, Adolescent Girls Club (AGC) of Modern school presented a special song “Any dream will do”. The programme ended with a vote of thanks by Yanger, Headmaster, Modern School, Kohima.
Dimapur, october 11 (mexN): The Pungro Town Students’ Union (PTSU) has vehemently condemned on the incident “where one cadre named Shojim Yimchunger of NSCN/GPRN was arrested and shot dead on October 4 between Pungro Town and Phuvkiu Village by NSCN/GPRN (IM).” A press note from the union termed the incident as “very unfaithful” and that it “was never expected, when the reconciliation is being progressed for the Nagas from all sections of the societies.” The union has urged to refrain from doing “unsocial activities” in the manner of torture, kidnap, murder, etc. The union further called upon all societies and individuals to voice out against the wrong doings and fight for peace.
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Wokha to check pollution of surface water
WoKha, october 11 (Dipr): The Wokha monthly District Planning and Development Board meeting was held on October 9 at DC’s conference hall Wokha. The meeting was chaired by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Wokha, Sotsula. During the meeting, SDO (C) Ralan, apprised the members regarding pollution of surface water due to use of chemicals and suggested that excessive use of chemical should be checked so that it cause no environmental hazard. The board in this regard resolved that the Agri and Allied department would do quarterly awareness campaign on use of chemicals (weedicide and pesticide). Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry presented a power point presentation about the department programmes and activities during the meeting.
Smile Train brings smile and hope
Kohima, october 11 (mexN): With an aim to bring back smiles on the faces of many children with cleft lips and palates in Nagaland, Smile Train Shija Cleft Project in collaboration with Oking Hospital, Kohima, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Nagaland and Explore Nagaland has been working tirelessly. A press release issued by Shoveyi Keyho informed that two sisters, 16 –year-old Tsatrila and 14-year-old Lorila from
Kiphire recently underwent a “life altering” free cleft repair surgery. “Born with a cleft lip they spent their life in shame and isolation without going to school,” it stated. However, after the surgery, it said their father Chubimong thanked the Smile Train team and happily proclaimed that he will send his daughters to school next year. Dr KH Palin and Dr. Vikethonyü Kesiezie informed the media that the combined team effort of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA),
Nagaland, Explore Nagaland and Smile Train Shija Cleft Project will enhance the number of corrective surgeries in entire Nagaland. SSA would be responsible for mass campaign, detection, transportation and food, whereas, Smile Train Shija Cleft Project joint-venture with Oking Hospital would be responsible for stay, operation and medicines. Next tentative date of camp will be after the Hornbill Festival. The exact date and time will be informed later.
m o N, o ct o b e r 1 1 (mexN): The TOT on InterPersonal Communication (IPC) with the members of Konyak Nyupuh Sheko Khong (tribal women organization) was held successfully at Resource Center, DRDA, Mon on October 9 and 10 with support from NSACS. Dr. Chenjei, Medical Officer,
District Hospital, Mon (Point Person for TOT on IPC) along with Mongyu, VP and Moikap, GS of KNSK was the local resource persons during the two days training sessions. Altogether 47 women representing nine units (KNSK) were trained on HIV and AIDS related issues- information on prevention, motivation to ac-
cess the available health care services, and to adopt healthy and safe lifestyles, who in turn will train and capacitate their own community at grass root level. The training begun with a short introductory speech by B. Lomei K, President, KNSK, while Longyim Tzudir, DPO, DAPCU, Mon briefed the concept of the IPC campaign.
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KNSK units trained on HIV and AIDS issues
As part of the yearlong 10th Anniversary Celebration of St. John’s School Kohima, the Annual Johnian Spelling Championship 2013 (Lt. Reiphinyü Sekhose Ever Rolling Memorial Trophy) was held on October 10, 2013 with Kelhoungu-ü Temsu as guest of honour. Chietonü Hibo of class VIII Chest No 802 was declared the Johnian Spelling Master 2013. Hibo won the most covetous ‘Reiphinyü Sekhose Ever Rolling Memorial Trophy.’ The award also carries a citation certificate of Johnian Spelling Master and scholarship for the year 2014. Parents, invitees, students and teachers witnessed this intellectual pursuit.
NBDA promotes fine bamboo crafts
Kohima, october 11 (mexN): With the view to encourage and promote the fine bamboo crafts in the remote parts of the State, Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency conducted a ‘Handicraft Promotion Campaign’ at Noklak town from October 3 to 7, 2013. Participants and bamboo artisans from Nokyan, Noklak and Kingpao villages attended the programme. A press note issued by Dr. Tolto Metha, Member, NBM-IT stated that the promotional team also visited the remote Choklangan, Nokhu and Nokyan villages, under Noklak Sub-Division, where some of the finest hand-woven bamboo and cane baskets in the State can
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Participants and bamboo artisans during the training conducted by Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency at Longleng.
be found. A similar ‘Handi- where over 45 participants craft Promotion Campaign’ attended from the region. was also conducted at LongThe team interacted leng town on October 7, with the craftsmen of the
villages in detail and further identified some target groups for promotion of basketry and for exploring
marketing avenues for such fine bamboo products from these remote villages and towns of the State.
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AP Archers 'grounded' over visa debacle
NeW DeLHI, OctOber 11 (AGeNcIeS): China's stapled visas for two young archers from Arunachal Pradesh, which stopped them from going for a world championship that starts on Saturday, has sparked anger in India. Arunachal Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has said he will ask Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid to take up the incident with China. Maselo Mihu and Sorang Yumi were the only two archers in the 30-member squad to be given stapled visas, issued by China as a mark that Arunachal Pradesh is 'disputed."They were stopped by immigration authorities just as they were boarding last night's flight to China for the Youth World Archery Championship in Wuxi, and told that
Arunachal is an integral part of India: Tuki ItANAGAr, OctOber 11 (AGeNcIeS): Asserting that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Friday expressed deep concern over the Chinese Embassy issuing stapled visas to two young archers from his state, and said New Delhi and Beijing should resolve this issue amicably. “Actually, what is happening is really unfortunate? It should not have happened. This is the matter in connection with the Government of India and the Government of China; I would like to request them that this (issue) should be settled amicably,” said Tuki. “The Minister for External Affairs is not in station, I tried to contact him this morning. When he comes back from abroad, I will take up this matter before the honourable minister for an appropriate decision,” he added. “Since last several years, our people, who are willing to go there even for the tourist purposes or, for games and sports or for any other official tours, are always denied to go there and are suffering very badly. So, therefore, I think this is too much, the behaviour which is shown by the Chinese Government. I request the Chinese Embassy to give at least regular visas,” said Tuki. “We are an integral part of India. We are Indians. We cannot be denied like this the right of citizens to travel throughout the world,” he added
the stapled visas would not be accepted. The girls were 'shocked and heartbroken', said an airport official. "When we reached the airport, we didn't know we had a stapled visa. We were told that is not al-
lowed and we can't go. The others went, we were left... we felt sad," said Sorang Yumi. Both girls are now at a guest house in the capital. Minority Affairs Minister Ninong Ering, an MP from Arunachal Pradesh, lashed out against China
and said India should boycott cross-border trade with the country. "Stapled visas are a disgrace to us. We want to have trade relations with china; that doesn't mean china has a claim over us," Ering said.
"If the issue surfaces again, we need to boycott any kind of cross-border relations with China. Are they thinking of us as thirdgrade citizens?" Former Arunachal Pradesh MP Kieren Rejiju today resigned from the
KNF-N alleges force Mnp groups under SoO to get pass cards OctOber militant outfits and state Gov- of the camp authorities. recruitment of children IMPHAL, It was also agreed to 11 (NNN): The Manipur ernment at the conference IMPHAL, OctOber 11 (NNN): The Kuki National Front (KNF-N) has said that the outfit is against force recruitment in Tujang area by its rival group KNF-P. The KNF-N accused the KNFP that the latter outfit has been forcibly recruiting children into their fold. It said most of the children are students. The recruitment is going on in the Tujang area (adjoining area of camp Ebenezer, the KNF-N said. According to the KNF-N, there are three obvious reasons for this force recruitment of children. "These activities of force recruitment took place due to the fact that most of the senior/permanent cadres had morally set aside the dictates of their higher authority as they lost faith in the leadership and did not pay any attention to their instruction, since they feel themselves a mere
puppet and no longer a true revolutionary cadres for the creation of Kukiland," the KNF-N said. The outfit then said this 'heinous crime' and injustice done to the students has been aroused since KNF (P) has very low strength in comparison to that of the one presented to the Government. According to the KNF-N, the Kuki people at large feel themselves secure with the hope that they will be free from the crimes of undergrounds when Suspension of Operation (SoO) takes place. "For KNF (P), SoO now becomes a license for criminal activities and nothing else could be gain out of it as is seen by public. Therefore, the state Government especially the Home department should take this incident seriously," the KNF-N urged.
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government has on Friday agreed to issue pass cards for day out to all the cadres of the five militant groups lodging in different designated camps after signing Suspension of Operation (SoO) pacts with both the state and Central Government besides giving monthly stipend to them through joint bank accounts. An interaction programme was held between representatives of the five
hall of 1st Manipur Rifles here during which the agreement was reached between the 2 sides, official sources said. After two hours of interaction, it was agreed that the task for issue of pass cards for day out to the cadres of the outfits, now being lodged in different designated camps, be handed over to the leaders
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take legal action against any cadre found involved in illegal activities during their day out and also to take legal action against security forces if harassment is given to any of these cadres. They also agreed to withdraw their monthly stipend of Rs 4,000 using the joint bank account of each group.
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Archery Association of India in protest. "The rejection of the two young girls due to stapled Visas is another humiliation to us," he said. China's practice of issuing stapled Visas to residents of Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, which it considers disputed, has long been a bone of contention between Beijing and New Delhi. India says these visas are invalid, and has taken it up with China. The row erupted in 2011, when two weightlifters from Arunachal Pradesh were prevented by immigration officials from boarding a flight from New Delhi to Beijing because of the stapled visas issued by the Chinese Embassy on their passports.
ATSUM stresses on tribal rights
IMPHAL, OctOber 11 (NNN): All Tribal Students Union, Manipur has warned those elements working to do away the rights of the tribal people. ATSUM president Muan Tombing and its general secretary Vareiyo Satshang while reiterating that the constitituonal rights of the hill area of Manipur be made functional regarding the 'constitutional provision' under Article 371(C) in letter and spirit, have warned individuals working against the tribal peoples' interest. "It is very sad that some individuals and political parties especially from the valley have asserted that even the provisions in the said Article be amended," the ATSUM leaders alleged, adding, "To put in perspective, securing the proper functioning of this constitutional body will greatly ease the kind of political challenges we are facing today and not otherwise." It then appealed to all its representatives from the hill areas to immediately initiate for the proper functioning of the same once and for all. "ATSUM on their part as a pressure group and as a guard on vigil shall fight to get what is deserved and what is due to the tribals," it asserted. It also said that there are some vested individuals giving their maximum efforts to mislead the people by using the name of the organisation. "ATSUM shall be compelled to take befitting action against those persons who are creating problems more than they can solve," the tribal students' body warned.
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Rlys to further hike fares of Rajdhani, Shatabdi & Duronto from 17 October
New Delhi, OctOber 11 (Pti): Close on the heels of a fresh rise in passenger fares, Railways have decided to further hike the fares of premier trains such as Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto effective from October 17. The ticket rates of Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains will go up further by about Rs25 to Rs27 with an upward revision in food tariff, a senior railway ministry official said. This is the second increase in passenger fares applicable in a few selected trains in a month as Railways had increased the fares by 2% in all trains on 7 October. Railway official maintained that the base fare of premier trains has not been increased and only food prices have been revised, which will result in overall hike in ticket rates.
The official said charges paid per meal to caterers have not been increased in the last 14 years. The Railways serve about 3.3 crore meals a year in these trains. As per the decision, the ticket rates of AC-II, AC-III and Chair Car in premier trains will go up by about Rs25 per ticket. The AC-II, AC-III and Chair
Car passengers comprise about 90% of total passengers in such trains. For AC-I, Executive class and Duronto Sleeper class the revised tariff will go up be about Rs30 per ticket. Those who have purchased tickets earlier, will have to pay the difference in the fare to TTEs in trains.
Gold, silver tumble on declining global trend
New Delhi, OctOber 11 (Pti): Gold plunged by Rs 340 to Rs 30,660 per ten grams in the national capital today on fall in demand amid a steep decline in the global markets. On the other hand, silver dropped by Rs 1,280 to Rs 47,770 per kg in continuation to a loss of Rs 900 in last two sessions. Traders said the precious metals remained under pressure as retailers refrained from buying on hopes of more correction in prices and investors shifting their funds from bullion to equities. They said a steep fall in global markets, where gold traded below USD 1,300 an ounce as US lawmakers continued negotiations about increasing the debt limit and ending the partial
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agas have reached the edge of our hope. We have been building a house of confusion brick by brick that adds to further confusion and confrontation rather than solving problems. We no longer have a platform where sensible discourse can be had. There is no uncontaminated social organization strong and upright enough to initiate actions that could transform and protect the rights of the common man. Without doubt, a true frontal organization free from political bias is the need of the hour. How we create this is the key issue. I still strongly hold the view that the Naga Hoho had its origin with the Nagas of Nagaland and got bogged down in the later stages, transforming into a Pan Naga platform and not the other way round as some would have us believe. The destiny of the Nagas of Nagaland should not and cannot be dictated by Pan Naga Organization, however much we welcome them into our fold. The irrationality of the Naga Hoho in its present form, representing all Naga Tribes from elsewhere, dictating terms as to whether Nagas of Nagaland can or cannot have a forum is pathetically presumptuous, disgusting and downright insulting to say the least. Who the hell do they think they are to pass such a judgment!? The camel and the Arab scenario is being enacted here. The brothers from other States has overrun our tent and we now stand out in the cold. With what brains are the Tribal Hoho representatives of Nagaland in the Naga Hoho participating in this tomfoolery? The Nagas of Nagaland do not need the blessing or the permission of a Pan Naga Organization to structure a platform to deal with our own kitchen problems...period! Having said this, let me reaffirm that having a Pan Naga Organization is a necessity to comprehensively deal with Naga is-
sues in the National and International stage. It should carry itself in an entirely different plane instead of meddling with the internal affairs of the Naga community of Nagaland. It should find a different loftier identity that befits and defines the collective status of all the Nagas from everywhere: call it Pan Naga Federal Assembly; Pan Naga Federal Hoho call it anything but not usurp Naga Hoho which is the property of the Nagas of Nagaland. This is an identity that the outside world defines the Nagas of Nagaland. In the disappearance of an apex platform exclusive to the Nagas of Nagaland it is my presumption that the move to launch NTC has been prompted to fill up this vacuum. This is also considered a need under the present pilfered circumstance of the lost ground by the Nagas of Nagaland. We do need an exclusive apex body to deal with our own internal pressing matters. The Naga brothers from other States should consider one simple truth that as long as Nagas of Nagaland are unable to firmly stand its ground our weakness will conversely impact on their ability elsewhere. It is as much in their interest as well to ensure our well being. My father used to say, “ It is downright stupid to stand at the edge of a cliff and challenge others.” It would be wise on their part not to push the Nagas of Nagaland to the edge of the cliff less we all fall together down the precipice. So consider what have been said about forming a meaningful all encompassing Pan Naga platform rather than corrupt the honourable origin of the Naga Hoho. In as far as the formation of NTC is concerned, what bothers my mind seriously is the aftermath escalation of ego clashes between the Tribal Hoho and the NTC, both existing within each Tribe. It must clearly be understood that each Tribal Hoho, even if affiliated to the Naga Hoho, would still remain
the apex body of that Tribe however wayward and visionless it has become. They would definitely define their existence as a welfare representative of their Tribe as much as the NTC would express itself likewise while considering the Tribal Hoho as an entity outside their concern. Saying “NTC will have nothing to do with the Tribal Hoho” will in fact start the first confrontational note, because they are there nevertheless. When each begin to assert itself we usher in Mr. EGO presently sitting patiently on the fence. The base objective would get undermined and Mr. Welfare of the Tribe would be thrown out of the window. Confrontation, friction, differences of opinion and approach within each individual Tribe that otherwise does not exist as of now would emerge. It is just but human nature to do so. Do we need this? It is on this analogy that I felt NTC should first take a matured steady step as a “conscience platform” before irrevocably launching its existence. As a ‘conscience keeper’ NTC should first facilitate a brainstorming session of all the Tribal Hohos of Nagaland, other NGOs and senior citizens inclusive of the ENPO brothers and see what they feel about the loss of our identity platform. The outcome of the discussion should provide us with the way ahead minus confrontation. Give ourselves a chance to find a path of least resistance as the first option rather than take an aggressive uncompromising stance. If constructive efforts ultimately do not bear fruit, NTC would still hold the option to go ahead with what has otherwise been pre-designed but not before. “We mean well for our people” is often said while doing just the opposite. Let’s mean well and do well for our people for a change. What is the hurry? Khekiye K. Sema IAS (Rtd) Forest Colony, Kohima
government shutdown also influenced the sentiment. Gold in Singapore, which normally set price trend on the domestic front fell 0.3 per cent at USD 1,292.15 an ounce. On the domestic front, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity plunged by Rs 340 each to Rs 30,660 and Rs 30,460 per ten grams, respectively. Sovereign lost Rs 200 to Rs 25,000 per piece of eight grams. Silver ready dropped by Rs 1,280 to Rs 47,770 per kg and he mushroom growth of pressive government which Boundary is one of the main is- the formation of NTC will obviweekly-based delivery by Rs 900 to Rs 48,000 public organization, NGOs are also not under their control sue in the ongoing cease fire ously dissention. It was on this per kg on fall in demand from industrial units and political factions un- whereas, Nagas of Nagaland talk between GoI and the Naga Naga political stand Naga Hobo and coin makers. Silver coins held steady at Rs der any conceivable boundaries are under the government of National Leaders. Therefore, it was conceived to be inclusive 85,000 for buying and Rs 86,000 for selling of does not augurs well for the uni- our own control. It may not be will be incorrect to assume any of all the Naga tribes wherever 100 pieces. ty of the Naga as a Nation. In fact wrong to be aware of special boundary at this stage and ev- they are. Perhaps it was due to this is a reminiscent of the grant privileges we enjoy but it will ery Nagas are expected to talk in inept handling of delicate situof Statehood by the GoI without be wrong not to share even the terms of the original boundaries ation, coupled with unexpected the Nagas of Assam, Manipur, crumbs with our fellow broth- for Naga Hills as created by the political pressures that lead the Arunachal Pradesh and Myan- ers and sisters who are grovel- British India Govt. in 1866. Naga Hobo to its present state of mar with the sole intent of di- ing under difficult situation in Though the supporters of dismemberment- first by ENPO, viding the Nagas into pieces. other States for being Nagas. NTC stated that it will work for then CTC and now NTC. The growth above could be the The Statement that the juris- the total unity of the Nagas but In view of the above, it will cheNNai, OctOber 11 (Pti): Finnish handset major reverberating effect of the ad- diction of NTC is confined only because of dividing the Naga really be a sad day for the Nagas to within the boundaries of the tribes on assumed State bound- if the painstaking achievement Nokia today launched its high-end Lumia 1020 equipped with versary at work-one may ask? The adherents of Nagaland State of Nagaland needs prop- ary, it will be difficult to say that of the Naga Hoho is to be thrown a 41 Mega Pixel camera, targeted at shutterbugs. The Windowsoperating system enabled phone, made in Nokia’s facilities in Tribal Council (NTC) endorses er clarification, because if the Naga Unity is brought closer. away just because Nagas of Europe and Beijing, was priced at Rs 49,999, Nokia India Director to work for the unity of the Na- statement assumed that Naga- Further it cannot be denied Nagaland refused to share the gas but the question is how can land boundary to be the present that the formation of NTC coin- ‘Crumbs’ of special privileges (South) T.S Sridhar said while unveiling the phone, here. He said the company had sold 27 million units of Lumia range be dividing the Naga Hoho bet- adhoc interim boundary under cided with the protest against with fellow Nagas when such of phones across globe till June 2013, adding Lumia sales in In- ter unity can be achieved? It is which the State Government is sharing privileges with other privileges are purely legal matdian market witnessed a significant jump. “Sales of Lumia has unfortunate that the intellec- functioning, it does not conform indigenous Nagas who are al- ter. Formation of more NGOs been increasing. There was a 32 per cent growth in second quar- tuals of the Nagas completely to the Nagas Political or legal ready with us since the British will not foster unity, rather it ter of 2013 over the first quarter”, Sridhar told reporters here. ignored the fact that Nagas of stand. It should not be forgotten period. This is against the ethos will create ground for more diviwas ranked among the top three markets for Lumia range Manipur, Assam, Arunachal that the matter of State bound- of Naga political mandate to sion on the Naga Political issues. st Happy 1 birthday! India of phones, he said. The phone comes with 41 MP camera and Pradesh and Myanmar are liv- ary is pending in the Supreme unite all the Naga tribes under T.L. Angami can access 8 billion songs from Nokia Store. It would also allow ing and suffering under op- Court of India and that the State one administrative unit. Thus God bless! user to download 1.65 lakh apps from Nokia portal, he said. The Readers may please note that the contents of the articles, letters and opinions Daddy, mummy & phone will be available across the stores today and the company published do not reflect the outlook of this paper nor of the Editor in any form. all loved ones! is offering a six months EMI scheme, he said.
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5 LOCAL Changki Senso Educational Trust gives award to meritorious achievers Saturday
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12 October 2013
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Dr Temsula Ao and Tiayanger along with the awardees of the Changki Senso Educational Trust at Orija Salang, Changki village on October 11, 2013. (Morung Photo)
Changki, OCtO ber 11 (Mexn): The 8th Changki Senso Educational Trust Award ceremony was held at Orija Salang with Director for Treasuries & Accounts K Tiayanger Tzudir as the chief guest, and Chairperson of Nagaland State Commission for Women Dr Temsula Ao as the main speaker. Altogether fifty achievers from Changki village, starting from HSLC examination to the prestigious NPSC and UPSC exams, were honored
and felicitated at the award giving ceremony. The Chief Guest K Tiayanger Tzudir challenged the citizens to be responsible members of the society and contribute positively with their talents and abilities to the society, especially for the welfare of the Nagas and the Ao community. Stating that we are living in a fast changing and competitive world, Tiayanger advised the youths to keep a goal in life and never waver from achieving it. He further advised the youths
not to study or learn just for the sake of learning, but to seek wisdom from God and become a real learned person in the society. Meanwhile, Dr Temsula Ao challenged the awardees not to take their achievements as an end, but as the beginning of a new phase in their lives, so that they can have success after success in their endeavors. Giving rich tributes to the awardees, the acclaimed academician and writer, Dr Temsula resembled the achievements
of the awardees with that of the headhunting warriors of the yore days. In this regard, she said that while the warriors of the past days relied on their dao (machete) for the battle, in this present time, "we have to rely on the pen and book to contribute and make a mark in the society." She further urged the youngsters to strive for knowledge so their knowledge can give them confidence as they move on with their lives.
HSLC TOPPERS 5. Sutsungmenla Tzüdir, 1st Class First, M.Sc. (Zoology), 2008 1. Akummenla Tzüdir, 22nd rank, HSLC 2013 6. Samuel Changkija, 1st Class First, M.Sc. (Botany) 2000 2. Aremsungla, 30th rank, HSLC 2013 7. T. Jamedi Longkumer, 1st Class First, M.A. (Philoso3. Yapangla Changkiri, 40th rank, HSLC 2013 phy) 1998 4. Temjenmerenla Amer, 43rd rank, HSLC 2013 5. Ningsanglong Longchari, 42nd rank, HSLC DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D.) 2012(Posthumous) 1. Dr. Lanunola Tzüdir, Ph.D. (Agronomy) 2013 6. Talitemjen Tzüdir, 47th rank, HSLC 2011 2. Dr. Lemtila Alinger, Ph.D. (English) 2012 7. Sutsungmenla Tzüdir, 14th rank HSLC 2001 3. Dr. I. Amenla Changkija, Ph.D. (English) 2010 8. Narola Waden, 20th rank, HSLC 1998 4. Dr. Moamenla Amer, Ph.D. (Political Science) 2009 5. Dr. Bendangmenla, Ph.D. (Botany) 2009 HSSLC/PU TOPPERS 6. Dr. Nungsangnaro, Ph.D. (English) 2008 1. Supongmerenla Longchari, 5th rank, HSSLC (Arts) 2013 7. 7. Dr. Bendangla Changkija, Ph.D. (Veterinary) 2007 2. Moameren, 10th rank, PU (Commerce) 2000 8. Dr. Maongsangba Aonok, Ph.D. (Political Science) 2005 3. Grace Aonok, 4th rank, PU (Commerce) 1998 9. Dr. Jungmayangla Longkumer, Ph.D. (Sociology) 2005 4. Bendangla Amer, 7th rank, PU (Commerce) 1998 10.Dr. Limala Aonok, Ph.D. (Education) 2005 BACHELOR’S DEGREE GOLD MEDALIST 11.Dr. Tiatoshi Jamir, Ph.D. (Archaeology) 2005 1. P. Aienla Longkumer, 1st Class First, B.Ed., 2010 12.Dr. T. Jamedi Longkumer, Ph.D. (Philosophy) 2003 2. Ningsangrenla Longkumer, 1st Class First, B.A., 2009 13.Dr. Moanochet Longchar, Ph.D. (Chemistry) 2002 3. Sungkumlong Jamir, 1st Class First, B.Sc., 2009 COMMENDATION CERTIFICATE 4. Tiasunep 1st Class First, B.Sc. (Anthropology), 2007 1. Temsu Longkumer, NCS-NPSC, 1991 5. Sutsungmenla Tzüdir, 1st Class First, B.Sc.(Zoology), 2006 2. Narola, NPS-NPSC, 1994 6. Kedimenla Tzüdir, 1st Class First, B.A., 2001 3. Robert Longchari, NCS-NPSC, 1996 MASTER’S DEGREE GOLD MEDALISTS 4. Angelina Tajen, NCS-NPSC, 1996 1. Bendangnikshi, 1st Class First, M.Com., 2011 5. L. Ben Longkumer, NPS-NPSC, 1998 2. Ningsangrenla Longkumer, 1st Class First, M.Sc. 6. Menangmeren, NPS-NPSC, 2000 7. Samuel Changkija, IFS -UPSC, 2002 (Psychology), 2011 8. Sharon Longchari, NCS-NPSC 2005 3. Sungkumlong Jamir, 1st Class First, M.Sc. (Chemis9. Moakumzük Tzüdir, NCS-NPSC 2007 try), 2011 10.Temsunochet, NPS-NPSC 2009 4. Sentinaro Longchar, 1st Class First, M.A. (Political 11.Bendangtemjen Changkiri, NPS-NPSC 2010 Science) 2009
More wildlife received at NZP NSRLM sensitization prog for Chumu Block
DiMaPUr, OCtOber 11 (Mexn): Two Tokay Gecko and Blue throated Barbet each were donated to Nagaland Zoological Park (NZP), Rangapahar by J. Toshi from Kuda Village, Nagarjan (B) on October 11. According to a press release issued by officer-in-charge of NZP Obed Bohovi Swu, Toshi at the Zoo said that "Animals are not meant to decorate our homes; they add to the beauty of the forests." He wished that everyone would come together to save our wildlife and help keep our forests
beautiful. One jackal was also donated by some person from Purana Bazaar to the Zoo today. Director of the
Park, Tongpangzemba Ao IFS, has conveyed his appreciation to the donors and urged more people to protect wildlife, it added.
DiMaPUr, OCtOber 11 (Mexn): A programme on village sensitization for key stakeholders of Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission (SRLM) under Block Mission Management Unit of RD Block Chumukedima was held today at Naga United village. GBs, council chairmen, VDB secretaries, church leaders and representatives of SHGs at village level from Diphupar, Diphupar ‘B’, Sovima, Darogapathar, Thilixu, Aoyimti and the host village as well, which are to be covered in the first phase, attended the
Information System (MIS) training for Anagnwadi workers under Kikruma Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) project was held on August 20 to 22 as first phase, and October 7 to 9 as second phase. All together 67 An-
tended the training. Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) Kikruma, Anyile Khamo and Supervisors Duselu Thisa and Kethode Dawhuo were the resource persons in the training. Anganwadi Workers were given training on the
the rest of the country, informed a press release issued by CDPO Anyile Khamo. With the coming of the new system it is expected that the working system will be more effective and systematic in the Anganwadi centres, it added.
MOkOkChUng, OCtOber 11 (DiPr): Town Higher Secondary School Mokokchung held its Parents’ Day on October 10 at Town Hall with Joint Commissioner, Planning & Co-ordination Kohima, Nagaland, Aolemla Jamir as the guest of honour. Addressing the huge
gathering of parents and students, the guest of honour who is also an alumni of the school lauded the school authority for organizing the Parents’ Day which not only creates platform for the children to entertain parents with their talents, but also enable a better relationship between the
parents and the school. She also encouraged the students to be in pace with the advancement of science & technology while pursuing their academic career. Presentation of various items by students, teachers and parents were the highlights of the day long programme.
The Blue throated Barbet which was donated to NZP on October 11.
programme. Members of SHG federation of RD Block Chumikedima were also part of the day long programme. Rollan Lotha, State Project Manager, NSRLM presented an overview of programme implementation of the mission in the state. M. Yimok, Block Project Manager, NSRLM gave a short speech with regard to penetration programme of the mission in the block. Tsukti, Block Development Officer, RD Block Chumukedima encouraged the stakeholders to make best use of the opportunity that
the government is providing to enhance the livelihood of the rural people. Chairman of Diphupar Village Council and VBD Secretary of Naga United Village also shared words of exhortation. They were of the view that SHGs should be sincere and dedicated enough in order to ensure proper implementation of the mission at the village level. Chairman, Naga United Village proposed vote of thanks while President, SHG Federation, RD Block Chumukedima pronounced the benediction.
Free eye MIS training for Anganwadi workers Literary competition screening under Kikruma ICDS project held held at St. Mary’s School OCtOber ganwadi workers under introduction of eleven new camp held 11DiMaPUr, (Mexn): Management Kikruma ICDS project at- Registers as it is done in
DiMaPUr, OCtOber 11 (Mexn): Leo Cub of Dimapur organized a free eye screening camp on September 21and 22, 2013. A press release issued by Leo Krishna Rai, PRO- Leo Club of Dimapur informed that 571 patients were screened, out of which 154 patients were referred to Jorhat Eye Hospital for Cataract Operation. The note also mentioned that the last batch of IOL surgery patients arrived today from Jorhat Eye Hospital and all the operations were successful. The project chairman Lion Pawan Maheswari has thanked Dr Bhagwati and all the member of the club for their cooperation. All the surgeries are sponsored by Lions Club of Dimapur.
THSS Mokokchung celebrates Parents’ Day
Students of St. Mary’s School, Lozaphuhu particpanting during the literary competition.
LOZaPhUhU, OC tOber 11 (Mexn): St. Mary’s School, Lozaphuhu conducted two days of literary competition on October 8 and 9. Fr. James sangtam in a press release stated that the highlights of the competitions were extempore, choreography, group song, folk tune, duet, solo, dance, Bible recitation and fashion show.
Rev. Fr. Antony R. Dukru spoke on the significance of the literary competition. He cited the example of the little girl of LKG who was the youngest among the contestants and encouraged others to be like her to participate whether one wins or loses. “Never shy away but make use of the talent God has given to them,” the Reverend added.
MOkOkChUng, OCtOber 11 (Mexn): ATMA Ongpangkong (North) block Mokokchung organized training on winter crops cultivation on October 4, 2013 at DAO’s conference hall. Dr. Rongsen, BTT convenor, Ongpangkong (North) block highlighted on cultivation practices of some winter crops. There
were three resource persons from different departments – Dr. Tekarenba discussed about prevention and first aid while farming. Resource person Imnuksungba HI (Horticulture) spoke on nutrition of some important vegetable crops. Meanwhile, resource person Imosanen AFA, SARS, Yisemyong shared on
diseases and pest management of winter vegetables. Altogether, 20 farmers of Ongpangkong (North) block attended the programme. Winter vegetable seeds like pea, coriander, radish, knol khol (German Turnip), carrot, broccoli, tomato, cabbage, cauliflower were distributed to all the trainees.
MOn, OCtOber 11 (Mexn): The demand for and the growing popularity of rubber in the country in the recent years have motivated the farmers from farflung areas of Mon district to cultivate the same. Their motivation to cultivate rubber was further reinforced by the training cum exposure tour to the Zonal Rubber Board office organised by ATMA Mon from October 2 to 6. This was reflected by the positive response and the active participation of the trainees. The training capacitated the participants The Electric Cool Kid performing at JBC LIVE, a part of MTF series at Jumping Bean, with knowledge and skills on the various aspects of Dimapur on October 11.
rubber production, postharvest and marketing technology, increase income and transform them to become empowered and competent persons. The trainees also had an advantage of handson training on the research farms of Rubber board at Hahara, Guwahati. A field visit to rubber nurseries at Balikhat was also undertaken. The team also interacted with some progressive rubber growers at Balikhat. The team was led by ATMA Mon Deputy Project Directors, Wondangbeni Kikon and Subenthung Odyuo and accountant Chaiwang Konyak.
MOkOkChUng, OCtOber 11 (Mexn): Japukong Senso Telongjem Mokokchung Town celebrated its Golden Jubilee here today with Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Dr. Benjongliba Aier as chief guest and Principal of Clark Theological College, Rev.Dr.Takatemjen as guest speaker. Japukong is one of the six ranges under Mokokchung district, bordering Assam comprising of 17 villages. The jubilee was held under the theme “Küm tenem sülen mera tasen” at the treasurer Aomeri’s
Charge, Women Cell, Ins. Rose Yanthan and their teams for “having spent sleepless nights without food and rescuing the minor Nepali boy unharmed on October 7. “The effort and courage of the Officers and police personnel’s of West PS and Women Cell, Dimapur must be acknowledged by the Police Department and lauded by one and all,” it added. The DGU also extended
its gratitude to the District Administration, District Child Protection Officer (DCPO), Nagaland Alliance for Child Rights (NACR), Child Help Line, Prayer groups, concerned neighbors and well wishers for their concern, and unflinching support. The DGU hoped that the law would take its own course of action and stated that if found guilty, even the minor must be punished as per the law.
kiPhire, OCtOber 11 (DiPr): In view of the ongoing Special Summary Revision, DC & District Election Officer, Kiphire, Kesonyu Yhome, IAS has constituted Public Grievance Redressal Cell in the Office of the DC & District Election Officer with the following as members; Benjamin Longkap –EAC & AERO- Contact No.9862968569; Chisho K Swu-AEO & AERO-Contact No.9856537418; Lipimong Sangtam -LDA Election- Contact No.9862673432. The DC & DEO further informed that any person having grievance relating with enrollment process may contact the members between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
SBPU biennial session underway
DiMaPUr, OCtOber 11 (Mexn): The 12th biennial session of Sumi Baptist Pastors Union (SBPU) has begun at Lumami Baptist Church with pastors from three associations (SBAK, SABAK, WSBAK) attending the programme. On the first day, Rev. Shitovi Swu, President SBPU delivered the word of God on the topic 'True messenger in a changing world'.
RTI Week observed at Medziphema
DiMaPUr, OCtOber 11 (Mexn): Along with the rest of the country and the state, Medziphema sub division observed RTI week on October 10 at SASARD campus, Medziphema with the theme “Right to Information as a tool for effecting good governance”. A press release informed that James Swu, EAC Medziphema gave a short introductory speech on the importance of RTI Act. He urged all to avail the RTI Act as it is a strong tool for the people. Commemorating eight years of implementation of Right to Information Act in the country, a week long programme is being observed across the state to create awareness and sensitise youth and future leaders about the importance of RTI Act 2005. A short film on RTI “MY right, MY voice” was screened. The screening programme was attended by SASARD students, MTYO, MTSU, Chamber of commerce, town GBs and Mothers organization Medziphema town.
NABARD inaugurates District Development Office in Phek
Dimapur Gorkha Union on Oct 4 abduction Training on winter crops cultivation held
DiMaPUr, OCtOber 11 (Mexn): The Dimapur Gorkha Union (DGU) has expressed its gratitude to the media for “having concern for the minor boy who was allegedly abducted on October 4.” A press note from the Disciplinary Action Committee of the DGU acknowledged Officer-In-Charge, West Police Station, Inspector Jenmei Konyak, Investigating Officer, Sub. Ins Limatsung, Officer-In-
Public redressal cell set up in Kiphire
Phek, OCtOber 11 (DiPr): Deputy Commissioner, Phek Neposo Theluo inaugurated the District Development Office of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Phek Branch on October 8. In his inaugural speech, the DC said that the department would help the people a lot in various ways. He called upon the people to co-operate with the department and avail the opportunities for the uplift of “our” rural/urban people. The DC further stressed on the rich potential and resources of Phek district and encouraged the department to take initiative role for the welfare of the people. “We need a financial literacy campaign,” he said and apprised the department to educate the people how to utilize loan and funds for livelihood and also asked the beneficiaries to cooperate on re-payment of loan to the department. The function was chaired by Sanasam Amajit Mangang, Assistant Project Manager, Phek Nagaland. R.O. Dimapur NABARD, Lead District Manager, SBI Phek Tholi Paul Mao and General Manager NABARD also gave short speeches.
Phek NPF Youth Wing offers condolences
kOhiMa, OCtOber 11 (Mexn): Expressing deep shock and sadness at the demise of its vice president Sipichi Fithu, NPF Youth Wing, Phek division today acknowledged that Sipichi was a man of integrity and had been an inspiring youth, who the younger generation looked up to with great expectations. He contributed his selfless service for the growth of NPF party in the district and served the people in different capacities and shouldered his responsibility with sincere and full dedication, stated a condolence note issued by NPF Youth Wing, Phek vice president Kuvera Nakhro. In his death, the NPF Youth Wing in particular and the people of Phek district in general have lost a truthful and young leader, it said, adding, his contribution towards the NPF party and public will be cherished as a living testimony. Meanwhile, the Youth Wing conveyed deep condolences to the bereaved family and relatives.
Mon rubber growers trained Japukong Senso Telongjem celebrates 50 yrs
Dr Benjongliba Aier.
residence in Sangtemla Ward. The chief guest while speaking at the function said that the people of Japukong should rise up to the occasion and move ahead with time. He also
asserted that they should work for the betterment of the Naga society as a whole and not be confined to Japukong both in outlook and in deeds. He also said that reviving of the Paper Mill at Tuli and construction of better roads, which are now in the process according to him, will open up new vistas for those who are willing to work hard. Other highlights of the programme included special numbers, narration of history of the union dating back to 1963, releasing of jubilee souvenir, exhortations and a community feast.
People, life, etc... Saturday | 12 october, 2013
he Christmas and the New Year celebrations were over and the school admission was going on. Our admissions were yet to be done due to shortage of money. We were happy that there was a financial crunch in the family for our admissions would be delayed which would also mean that we would have an extended winter vacation. We were enjoying our vacation in full gear always pre-occupied with one thing or the other from early morning till late night. One night, my grandfather (Apou) had occasionally reminded us from his bedroom that the night is getting late and we should go to bed. We could only hear the sound of insects especially the Takourunpui (crickets) making noise outside the house. The silence of the night was again occasionally interrupted by the coughing of an old man next door. He seemed to be badly affected by the chilling winter. Soft roaring sound from the thick bamboo grove and the big trees at the Nchiang village fringe due to winter breeze had formed the perfect ambience in the dead of night that one experienced an eerie feeling. We could hear dogs wailing from a far off place of the village. We were distracted by the fighting of two mating cats at Apou’s backyard that night. So noisy were the two cats that Apou banged the bamboo wall a couple of times. We were (with my two cousins) sitting round a fire-place with two logs smouldering faintly while the rest of the family members were fallen fast into sleep. We were chatting excitedly about the next morning's plan of bird shooting in an abandoned village which is about two kilometres away. Aguangpibou, my younger cousin was quiet and very observant. He was giggling while looking at me. While tendering the fireplace I might have touched charcoal and in attending my running nose I had made a moustache for myself. After realising why Aguangpibou was giggling, I stood up to wash my face but Agalepbou, my older cousin grumbled why I should be wasting water for a trifle purpose as we would be in bed soon. He was busy repairing his shorts (halfpants) as one of the hooks had fallen from it. “Pull little harder,” Agalepbou ordered his younger brother Aguangpibou. They were using soft Chaphupriang (fibre-rope tapped from Chaphup tree) as a belt so that his hook-less and faded brown over-sized pair of pants should not be a problem in the morning’s bird hunting event. “Perfect,” exclaimed Agalepbou approving that the new belt had helped. However, my younger cousin had fallen flat on the floor facing the roof while laughing shakily. It had appeared that Agalepbou was wearing a petticoat. The pull was too hard that his new Chaphupriang belt had disfigured the pair of pants. “Remove that Chaphupriang. Nkh-
One night in my village iangriang (rope made from a fibrous sour vegetable plant) is better as a belt,” I commanded. Agaleobou obliged. I climbed up the Kasing-gen (a large and high bamboo raft made suspended just below a roof and usually above the fire place to store goods) and brought down Nkhiangriang, soaked in Kabak-kuang (a carved log where pigs are fed) for about ten minutes to soften and toughen the already dried, semi brittle Nkhiangriang. I made a perfect belt for Agalepbou. But there was more to be done about the worn-out shorts (pants). The stitch at the back had come out that exposed his ash-buttocks. Because of that Agalepbou always hung around his striped looking bird shooting bag behind him to cover the opening. The bag was striped looking because it was made by stitching together the pieces of Apou’s battered T-shirt, his father’s socks, my grandmother’s old head-cover using thick red woolen thread. Aguangpibou was given the charge of fanning the smouldering logs for we were baking Taloompisiu (mud marbles for shooting birds). "I think we should stop here. It is already three hundred Taloompisiu," suggested Agalepbou and we re-counted the mud marbles and divided among us. Being the senior most, my share was fatter than the two cousins. "I told you go to go bed," Apou reminded us from his bed-room saying that the cock would crow soon signaling the pre-dawn break. He had also said that he had heard a cock crowing. "I think the cock was crowing from Manningnailiu’s house," wondered my youngest cousin. "But they don't have a girl who is in marriageable age. The girls are still very young," I countered. The Liangmai tribe believes that if a cock crows before midnight or untimely during the night, a girl from the house where the cock crows will elope soon. Suddenly, Kutariu (a giant owl) began to hoot. The hooting of Kutariu in that dark and breezy night had even fueled the eerie feeling to further height in this hill-top village of Nchiang which was surrounded by thick jungles. Grown-up people used to frighten naughty children by pronouncing the name of Kutariu. Any mention of the name Kutariu would stop a crying child. Kutariu will not hoot continuously like any other bird. There will be a long interval of about 10 to 15 minutes between two hooting. This peculiar nature of the giant owl’s cry that also resembles a man’s voice makes your hair rise. Kutariu hoots late at night or in the wee hours. The winter breeze
coming through the porous bamboo wall made us shiver. Agalepbou was blowing the fire with a bamboo pipe to beat the cold. As he blew noisily using the bamboo pipe, the smouldering charcoal glowed but the glowing became faint as he paused. The momentary glowing of the charcoal enabled me to spot a Marao-henbung (a large hollowed dried gourd used as container). I knew Apeh (my grandmother) had stored dried Chara (a kind of beans) in it. “The heat of the fading charcoal is too less to roast the Chara,” grumbled Agalepbou but I ordered him to go out and bring some fire-wood from the wood-pile at Apou’s back-yard. “I’m scare to go out. Aguangpibou, come with me.” But moments later both of them had rushed in without the fire-wood. “The Kutariu has begun to hoot again,” said Agalepbou. The plan to roast the Chara was not possible then. I could by then feel that the Kutariu had come nearer to Apou’s house. It had appeared that the giant owl was sitting at the large Tasiangbang (a large tree forming a canopy over Apou’s back-yard where vegetables were grown) for the hooting sound had become quite prominent. My youngest cousin had already buried himself in Apou's rough, hard and almost worn-out red blanket on hearing the giant owl hooting. However, I was too excited waiting for the morning break. I could no longer wait the bird shooting programme. Armed with a new Chapi (catapult) which was made by one of my uncles during the day and the fresh baked Taloompisiu, my mind was already floating in the wishful world while lying in my bed-bug filled bed. I was thinking of the escaped Agui (green and red-foot wild pigeon) I had shot two days ago with my old Chapi. That injured green pigeon had escaped because the blow from my old Chapi was not forceful enough. While dreaming this, I was occasionally disturbed by these bedbugs. But comparatively, the bugs were less that night. People from Makidi (Imphal) had come and sprayed Takhengpiu (DDT powder) in our village few days ago. The freshness of the odour of Takhengpiu was still there. The bamboo wall of my grandfather's house was spotted with whitish colour due to the spraying of Takhengpiu. The snoring of Apou disturbed my sleep though we were separated by a bamboo wall. He had cut down two giant trees that day in his paddy field at Aguanglujam(name of a location). It took him an hour of walk to reach home from the paddy field. He was exhausted after the day’s hard work. I too went off to sleep. Due to the clanging sound of my grand-
mother's Chahen (water containers made of bamboo) I was woken up. Apeh (grandmother) was lighting Kahiu (a torch of burning pine-wood piece) while getting ready to go to fetch water in a distant place deep into the thick hilly forest carrying about ten Chahen in her Akha (bamboo basket meant to be carried the women folk on their backs. It must be around 2 am and she had to walk for about 2 kilometres or more to reach Akhun (natural public well). Water scarcity was another prime concern of Nchiang village. If she happened to reach late, the Akhun would be emptied. Women folk of the village had to compete for this small quantity of potable water. Very often there were quarrels in the Akhun among the women folks. My two cousins were already there outside my grandfather's house waiting for me. I could make out they had finished brushing their teeth for I saw a black stain in my younger cousin’s chin. Almost all the villagers used the same brand of tooth brush and paste in those days—the charcoal. I picked up a piece of charcoal from a fire place and soon joined my cousins and we then headed for Joukasangmai Kiluang (an abandoned village dwelt by Nchiang villagers before they had embraced Christianity). Ruined houses, uncared and old giant stone erections in the memories of the dead people and the sporting fields were seen. The deserted village had the glorious past. One could understand this for its ruin prominently displayed. The matured mithun horns tied in slanting and slacked pillars of the ruined houses, probably the Khangchiuki (male dormitory) were the common sights. One could also see small mounds of earth in two places. These were the places where strong males competed in Long Jump in Liangmai tribe style. One would find Nphua Bang (a kind of flower resembles bottle-brush flowers but this Nphua Bang is white in colour). When this Nphua blooms at Joukasangmai Kiluang, different kinds of birds swarm there for food. The flower is rich in nectar. Even children are fond of sucking the Nphua Pen (Nphua flower). We had reached our hunting ground after about 20 minutes of walk. The Sun was just above the hills. We were partly wet because we had come here bull-dozing ourselves through the dew filled bushes. We were not the first people there. Other bird hunters of the village were already counting the number of their kills. I rubbed my palms together to relieve the numbness due to cold. When I turned around to show my cousins which different
directions they should go, they had already disappeared in the Nphuali (grove of Phua plants) The chirping of birds of different kinds hovering at Nphua Pen excited me. Watching this beauty was heaven but my instinct was the problem. I had already shot down three birds. A bulbul was my biggest kill of that moment. I heard my cousin shouting excitedly few metres away. He had shot a large parrot but the bird was still alive perching in a lower twig. He was asking me to lend him few Taloompisiu as he had already spent all his. I rushed towards my cousin and looked upward to find the injured parrot hanging upside down. I pulled my catapult aiming at the bird but before I could leave the leather strap of my weapon that wrapped the Taloompisiu, the parrot fell down due to the impact of the soft wind. I saved my Taloompisiu. "How many birds have you hunted?" I asked my cousin who had replied that it was not his day. He had narrated that two large green pigeons was shot down but he could not find them as they had fallen in the cliff. He had also said that a squirrel was shot down but that too had disappeared in a thick bush. He tried to clear the bush to search the squirrel but the thorny creepers were the cause for him to retract the idea. I showed him my kills. The other cousin joined us. I had killed altogether seven birds including two parrots and one green pigeon. "I was using my grandmother's shawl to make my hunting bag and so this had ruined my day's hunting," lamented by cousin who had killed only a parrot. The common notion was that using or even touching the attire or materials of the women folk would bring bad luck. Reaching home, I submitted my kills to Apeh who happily took them and smoked them. Birds were smoked and put in Tabung (a specially made bamboo or cane basket to contain smoked meat) to be used on special occasions. It must be around 8 in the morning and my grandmother served me food. It was Tasang Gan (a curry made of fermented beans and Nkana (a kind of bitter leaves). Seeing this food, my glum face became prominent. Noticing my resentment, my grandmother (Apeh) was trying to appease me by saying that she would buy me a new catapult string if she could manage to sell her sheaves of hay. My joy knew no bounds then. I devoured my food and ran off to the back-yard panting, to split fire wood to reciprocate Apeh’s pleasing diplomacy. I had eaten a hot chilly to increase my appetite. Apeh noticed me panting. She brought some water and asked me to take rest in the shade for a while. An extract from a soon to be published book. The author is the editor of Newmai News Network
World hospice and palliative care day Sachin Tendulkar: the end of an era
he world celebrates “World hospice and palliative care day” every second Saturday of October. This year it falls on 12th October. The theme for this year is “Achieving universal coverage of Palliative care: Dispelling the myths”. The myths are that Hospice and Palliative care are for patients who are battling with cancer and one can only get palliative care in a hospital. Dispelling the myths need proper understanding of the words and its principles. The word “Palliative” – is derived from the Latin word - ‘Pallium’ – which means a cloak or a cover. And ‘Hospice’ is derived from ‘HOSPES’ (Latin) meaning both guest and host. Today Hospice is known as a philosophy of care which emphasizes and values quality of life till death. ‘HOSPICE’ & ‘PALLIATIVE CARE’ are terms used interchangeably today. According to WHO, Palliative Care is an approach that improves the quality of patients and their relatives facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems such as physical, psychosocial and spiritual. Palliative Care is a well developed discipline and works on the following defined principles: 1. Affirms life and regards dying as a normal practice. 2. Neither hastens nor postpones death. 3. Provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms. 4. Integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of care. 5. Offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death. 6. Offers a support system to help the families of patients cope during the patient’s illnesses and in their own be-
reavement. An ideal Palliative Care set up should cater services in the Hospital as well as provide good Home Based Care. A study in England showed that as many as 56% of people prefer to be cared for and die at home. In Nagaland also, many sick relatives prefer to take their patient’s home as the patient come closer to death so as to fulfil the last wish of the patient. Home Palliative Care works through Gold Standard Frameworks (GSF) which is based on 7Cs: Communication, Coordination, Control of symptoms, Continuity( including out of hours care), Continue learning, Carer support and Care at the dying phase and 7 Promises: 1. Good medical treatment 2. Will never be overwhelmed by symptoms 3. Continuity, Coordination and Comprehensiveness 4. Well prepared – no surprise/crisis 5. Customized care, reflecting patient preference 6. Use of patient and family resources 7. Make the best of everyday (Patient life) Theses principles and promises are achieved through involving 3Hs which mean Head (Knowledge), Hands (Systems/Organisation) and Heart (compassionate/Care) of best practice. Patient and family are included in the care team. This ensures that the patient’s needs are met symptomatically, psychologically, spiritually, socially and the family is also supported during and after the bereavement. Hospice and Palliative care need a supportive Government, Multi-disciplinary Hospital Team and the Community with the Palliative Care Health Team (PCHT). Health scientists have estimated that in India, with a large population, there will be around three million patients with cancer at any point
of time and an equal number of patients with other incurable diseases. 3.5 million with HIV/AIDS; more than 3,00,000 die of AIDS every year and the rapid increase in the number of aged persons of the population - The highest number of patients in need of palliative care in the future will be from the elderly terminally ill. In Kerala, under “The Neighbourhood Network in Palliative Care (NNPC)”, Palliative care has made a good progress in palliative care with very good community support. The community participates in providing logistics, voluntary work, financial contribution and help the Palliative Care Health Team as well. Nagaland has a high prevalence of cancer and HIV/AIDS and many terminally ill patients are left helpless and forgotten. This gap can be filled if Palliative Care Health Teams are backed by Tertiary Care Hospital and the Supportive Community programme. Nagas as a whole are a caring community, when one is diagnosed to have any serious illness the initial support and help are rapid and good. But it is a well known fact that the care and the support taper off soon and when patient need help most, the family is left to take care of their own sick relative(s). There are many examples of the church community getting involved in Palliative Care like CMC, Vellore, PASADA & Selian Lutheran Hospital Hospice and Tanzania. Similar programme should also come up in Nagaland too. For this, the church community which is already a large part of our Naga community can play a positive role in palliative care and also help to minimize the financial burden of patients. In conclusion, anyone of us can be an angel to ailing people. Dr Athikho Family Physician Palliative and domiciliary care unit Department of Medicine CIHSR Dimapur
FILE- In this March 16, 2012 file photo, Indian students hold a large poster of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar after Tendulkar batted for his landmark 100th century, at a school in Chennai, southern India. Tendulkar said Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, he will retire from international cricket after playing his 200th test match next month. (AP Photo, File)
atching cricket will never be the same for millions of fans across the world after legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar plays his final and 200th Test match in November. The right-hander's decision to retire from all cricket after the upcoming series against West Indies was not unexpected, but it still took a while to accept that the "god of cricket" will not play for India after he appears in his final match. And as the realisation begins to sink in, it is time to pay tribute to one of the greatest players in the history of cricket. But then what is the best way to mark the retirement of a man who has carried the hopes of millions for more than two decades? Newspapers and experts, too, seem to be grappling with the same question. Pradeep Magazine, one of India's best cricket writers, says it would be "pointless here to delve in detail about his genius, which even otherwise would be impossible to describe in words". When verse and prose fail to match the achievements of a genius - it is best to deliver
the message in a simple way. And the message from Indian newspapers to India is simple and clear: Let them say you lived in the times of Sachin Tendulkar but accept that his era is coming to an end. "There will never be another you," is how a frontpage banner headline in the Hindustan Times sums up the country's sombre mood. The legend has enthralled cricket fans all over the world with his elegant cover drives, smashing square cuts and a straight drive that matched the precision of a master craftsman. Tendulkar's artistry on the cricket field will remain etched in his fans' collective memory, but they must, rather reluctantly, get ready for a life without him. "The trouble we will face is to see cricket with Tendulkar permanently missing... With Sachin's retirement, a special, long stretch of cricket will now come to an end," writes Indrajit Hazra in the Hindustan Times . And Hazra is not alone is feeling that the world around him has changed. The Hindu too says the world, as we knew it for close to 25 years, has changed forever after the master batsman's retirement from all forms of the game.
"When Tendulkar leaves, his absence will be as keenly felt in spheres of the game quite removed from its runmaking aspect," says the Indian Express . Tendulkar's retirement also marks an end of the "fantastic four" batting line-up that included two former captains in elegant lefthander Sourav Ganguly and gritty number three Rahul Dravid, as well as the freescoring VVS Laxman. The quartet earned India many memorable wins at home and abroad and also inspired the current generation of cricketers, including skipper Mahendra Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh. "Everyone adores Sachin, the cricketer, but for me personally, having played with him for almost 16 years, I feel really privileged and honoured to have known him so closely," Laxman told an Indian TV channel. Ganguly still seems enamoured with his colleague's achievements. "It is impossible to emulate his feats. They are so enormous that he will be talked about as long as cricket is played anywhere in the world," he says. How does Tendulkar handles the pressure of expectations and love from one bil-
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lion people? And how does he manages to stay normal when his regular morning walk has the potential of causing a stampede in any Indian city? A natural answer would be that he earns his fans' admiration by winning matches for India. But that may be just oversimplification. There is more behind the astonishing success of the maestro. Many cricket pundits say its his mental strength and his ability to stay humble under a massive media spotlight and the glitz of modern-day cricket. "He has been the sage voice in the dressing room... Tendulkar was, in a way, Indian cricket's first celebrity. Largely staying away from controversy despite the singeing effects of media scrutiny, something that only increased in intensity towards the autumn of his career," says the Indian Express. Another paper says Tendulkar is not the only legend of the game, but others did not have to withstand the constant scrutiny of of fans, and that too for 24 long years. And whole of India and the world will be watching this champion when he takes a bow in his home city of Mumbai in November.
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THE MORUNG EXPRESS
12 OCtOBEr, 2013
A walk through the current Education system
he word education is initially derived from the Latin educare, “to educate” or to “train”. This Latin word in its turn is probably still more remotely derived from two other Latin words e and duco. Taking together, these words mean: “I lead out of”. ‘Education’ therefore, means ‘leading out” – leading something out of a person. However, the word ‘education’ is also often used today with an expanded meaning to cover the opposite process as well. For today, by education, we not only mean what we draw out of someone, we also mean what we put into someone. It is a term that describes the processes by which one person tries to influence the behavior of another person. Education is defined in various ways. One definition says, “A real education is what a man learns after he thinks he knows it all”. Education consists of those experiences which enable an individual to bring forth every ability, skill and capacity to the fullest extent. It is concerned with learning experience, with developing cognitive and also effective and emotional attitudes which are formative of human as a person. However, my focus in this write-up is not in defining the term, but in analyzing the system of our education. Education, both formal and informal is extremely important in our life. Amartya Sen, the Noble Laureate in Economics, recently said that, for India to prosper and be developed, education and health should be given due importance. He said, ‘the proficient countries forges ahead, as they emphasize on these two elements’. He held that, education system in India is still poor, and thus, need to be fostered. In fact, it is disheartening to learn that none of the Universities in India is under 200, in World University Ranking, 2013. Punjab University is under 300 and few IIT’s are in between 300-400. Actually, some years ago, some IIT’s were under 200 in world ranking. Thus, it indicates that, the institutes in India have not improved much, or the degree of improvement has been better outside India. Possibly, some could argue and say that, if we learn well, we should not be bothered by ranking. Nonetheless, it is not to be sidelined, for in criteria of giving the ranks, whether students learn well or not, is welltaken into consideration. Consequently, we need to critically analyze about our education system today. During my Pre-University days, one teacher often tells us to read the lessons
with ‘understanding’. And, he often adds, ‘knowing is important’. In fact, one big problem in our education system is that, the knowledge of the students is largely not tested through their creativity and developing from what they have learnt. Recently, one student by name, Singh, said, it becomes more difficult for Indians to get job outside, for we don’t learn – we just mug up. Today, there are many who do not get job, not because they lack knowledge, but because they lack ‘skill’. They are not taught and developed to develop what they have been taught. Indeed, the Government has failed in many ways for not creating jobs for many, but it certainly cannot give jobs to all. Today, thousands of students are in trouble after their studies, not able to get job; one reason could be – our education system gives too much emphasis on getting job, not learning. In fact, we cannot say that job is not important, but our primary focus of going to school or college is not to get job, but to learn. For, if we learn well, job will search us. However, it could be argued that, while aiming to get job, learning is present. It is. But, when the main focus of learning is measured in terms of getting job, the real sense of education is distorted in some ways. It makes education cheap. For, education includes many other things. Since our education system is too much job-oriented, many problems exist today. Many are not able to start something on their own because they didn’t learn to do that. They are unable to develop from what they have studied, for they didn’t actually chew, but just swallow without chewing. Unemployment problem in India is on the rise, and many students are apprehensive. When our desire to establish technical institutions is very intense, not to discourage the notion though, let us remember that, there are more than one million unemployed engineers in India. Therefore, what we need to consider in our education system is, not only to put into the students to get something, but also to help them develop what they have, so that they can get something and bring out what is in them. The greatest help we can give to someone is not giving him/ her what we have, but helping the person discover his/her own and utilize them. However, this idea does not negate the importance of learning from others. Our education system is also very much result-oriented. We are, many a time, over-conscious about result. In fact, I don’t deny
that good students get good result, but all those get good results cannot be called as well-learned. Dr. Venusa Tunyi, a towering figure in Naga Society (I hold so), is of the view that, there are many good results, not related to education or learning. Indeed, result defines the performance of the students and institutions considerably. But, all those who get poor or bad results are not weak and incapable. There are many who score many marks, but in competitive exams, they are unable to compete with those who score lesser marks. The idea behind in brining this argument is neither to throw ideas of making excuses to the failures, nor to discourage those who do better than others in exams. Some years ago, I learnt that, 76 persons from North East got through in IIT. And, interestingly, out of 76 who cleared, 74 were from Assam. Perhaps, the existence of IIT in Guwahati, which is in the top ten often, in Engineering Colleges Ranking in India, makes a difference. But, what happened to students of other States – especially the so called ‘brilliant students’? Actually, even from North Eastern States, many score high percentage and thousands write JEE (IIT) every year. But clearing such exams requires good IQ, which we have failed to develop in our students, though it is actually possible. Perhaps, one reason is that, our education system is too much result-oriented. Hence, what we need to consider is, whether students are getting good results with understanding or not. So, our primary focus should not be just to get good result, but to understand, learn, and get good result. But, I never deny good result is important. Apologies to those, if any, who think that it’s not fitting for me to deal about IIT or other secular courses – theology often pushes me into other fields of study too. As a student of theology, it would be unfair if I do not deal anything about education system in theological field. Literally, theology is actually ‘study of God’. But, we seem to learn more about human beings and society. Like in any other courses, those who study theology are very much concerned about marks or grades. The writer, too, faced certain disappointing moments, unable to score hundred minus thirty percent in few exams, which is first-class in theology. The result, after receiving the result, was rather a distasteful one. It was like a thorn in my flesh. I would pacify myself, saying to myself, I will continue to learn. Perhaps, like others, we also over-emphasize in grades, and forget how much we learn and how far our theology is relevant and applicable to the Church and society. Profound theologies, without learning how it relates with politics, economy and society, would be partial and inauthentic. Nonetheless, in theology and other disciplines too, learning is not the only concern, but whether people are benefiting from us or not, ought to be soberly considered. The need of knowing the context or situation of the people is enormously emphasized in theology and dealt with, but the big question is over the apathy of many theological
students in studying the society and its situation; for instance, indifference in reading news papers, magazines, watching TV and so on. The application of the inculcated theologies seem to be not well developed and trained in many ways, for the question of usefulness and applicability of theologies learnt, in the ministry, is often doubted and discussed by theological students and teachers. I’m neither an educationist nor an intellectual to change the entire structure of our education system, but with deep concern, I simply intend to bring to light, little ideas I have on education. Indeed, we need to give time and energy to amend and improve our education system. None of the Universities in India is under 200 in World University Ranking, 2013, and you know how many colleges in the North-Eastern States are under 100 in College Ranking in India. Much effort has been given by HRD and States Education Departments in different capacities, but it appears to be still weak. The Non-Detention Policy till Class XIII, as I study and observe, seems to have more demerits than merits. According to me, through this policy, the quality education that we thirst for will plunge gradually. One reason is that, knowing the basic is imperative, but negligence and apathy may permeate more in student’s life through this policy. In many schools, there are high chances of School Authorities, pulling the legs of Class nine students, which will have dire consequences. We have a question on this policy – is it to increase the literacy rate for mere recognition, or, is it to let students acquire true knowledge and learn for life. As I think, the former carries more weight. This policy will have more negative impacts on the tribals. In any education or imparting knowledge, culture of the people, context and situation is extremely important, hence should be seriously considered. Today, we need to rethink and deliberate on our system of education, find out the loopholes and bring desirable changes. If we consider that the foremost thing in education is to get job, we will face more unemployment problems. If our concept of quality education is measured in terms of getting good results alone, we’ll witness less inventions and discoveries. Further, the knowledge that we acquire will trouble us. And, if our education system does not give emphasis on building a good moral life, we’ll have more problems in the society, with the presence of more irresponsible intellectuals. According to our context and level of the students, our education system needs to foster and transform. As most of the time I talk about education, I often say, ‘motivation’ and ‘drive’, is what we lack in our institutions and society. We often talk about quality education, but what is actually quality education? How do you judge? I wish, more intellectuals and educationists throw better ideas and initiate in bringing change in our education system, according to the change of time. Liba Hopeson BTC, Pfutsero
Language traps always tripping me up Nury Vittachi | IANS
his is an important warning. NEVER speak while travelling. You may die of a misunderstanding. I guarantee that if you say "Good morning" with the wrong tone, it will actually mean "Kill me now" in at least one Chinese dialect. Consider this. I used to speak basic Cantonese but gave it up one night after I walked into a Hong Kong restaurant and announced that I was hungry: "Ngoh tou ngoh." My friends fell about laughing because I'd used the wrong tones, changing the meaning to: "I have diarrhea." Later, I called out: "Maai dan" ("Bring the bill"), but again used the wrong tones, turning
it into: "I want to buy an egg." My highly amused companions, who were at the cigar stage of the meal, sternly warned me not to call for a cigarette lighter ("da fo gei") because that phrase with the wrong tones means "Let's beat up the waiter." I'm quite sure people who create Asian languages insert these traps on purpose. If your foreign host mentions that he or she has a "baba", DO NOT offer to babysit, however much you like cuddling babies. In Japan, a baba is an old lady. In Chinese, baba means father. In France, a baba is a round spongy object containing rum - a bit like my father. He spent a lot of time in France,
so that may be the actual derivation. My visits to Tokyo are always tricky, since my Japanese friends speak a sort of half-English, using just the first bits of English phrases. Sexual harassment is "seku hara", and personal computer is "paso kon". Knowing my luck, "Good morning" is short for "Good morning, kill me now." British people assume that their country's nickname, Old Blighty, comes from the word "blighted" (destroyed) and refers to the bad weather. Blighty is actually the Hindi "bilayati" which means "Foreigner Land". Years ago, there must have been a conversation like this. Indian: "So, foreigner, you
come from Foreigner Land (Biliyat)?" Brit: "Ah, so that's how you say 'Britain' in your quaint Asian tongue; let me just write that down." A French reader told me about a Parisian chef who in 1765 started selling a tasty liquid he called a restorer, which is "restaurant" in French. The English thought "restaurant" meant "place to eat out". Germans were dipping sops (Deutsch for "chunks of bread") into the delicious warm bowls of restaurant. The confused English told the world that the new dish was called "soup". So the English sentence: "Sitting in a restaurant, I drank some soup" actually means
"Sitting in some soup, I drank some bread." I was disinclined to accept this slur on English speakers but I checked Wikipedia and found the Frenchman was right in every detail. But going back to meals in Hong Kong, one of my colleagues tried to tempt me to eat a popular local dish he translated as "Chicken With White Fungus". I was tempted to reply that there was already chicken with white fungus in the shared fridge at my office, along with chicken with green fungus and pork fillets with mystery grey fur. But I just kept my mouth shut. I'll drop him an email from Foreigner Land.
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Guilt, Conscience and Legitimacy of the Proxy Teacher Rozelle Mero: Word of advice to all proxy teachers or those who have kept proxy ones. If you are true Christians stop doing it! You are being thieves; no amount of saying that you do it because others are doing it does not make it any cleaner. It is still very dirty and a betrayal, when you hijack the place of someone who truly deserves it. Your just rewards will come around. We need to clean our houses. Know people in your own families who are doing it? It is a shameful thing and not something to be proud of! Roben: I can't see any judgement some one telling someone else to quit a job for this or that reason. While giving opinion one must know the ground reality. There must be a reason behind for every step a person takes. Till now I haven't kept a proxy, and with the little savings I had I’m managing my fuel expenses that is 300 per day, now I’m running out of money without being paid. Well I think sometimes situation may force a person to keep a proxy. Well here is my situation. I stay in Purana Bazar and my posting is 48km from my place. Somewhere in Niuland no bus service no auto nothing on top of that no house for renting. So this is my situation. Barth Humtsoe: There is a certain teacher in Kerala who swims across a river to reach his school (Source:NDTV)
Jonah Achumi: There are certain exceptional cases where the govt. provides a provision for a substitute or a proxy teacher like when the incumbent is going for a further study say, a B.Ed. or an M.Ed. degree etc. which is only for a only limited period of time, say a year or a maximum of two years. But in most cases, especially in Dimapur or some remote areas, we find so many of the govt. teachers keep a proxy and give a share of their salary to some GBs, chairman or VEC members who also mostly receive a certain percentage or employ one of their unemployed relative or villager while the original teacher do another job in other institutions as teachers, lecturers or even headmasters/mistress, principals or v/principals etc or work in a bigger firm as managers etc. or even do their own business. Most of them are from influential backgrounds and happen to be some govt, officers' wives or wives and daughters of some of our national workers. While still some take a maternity or paternity leave and keep a proxy with the consent of the local authorities which continues even for years. I know a case where a proxy teacher of that similar case has been continuing for almost a decade. Again many persons keep proxies under the excuse of competitive exams of which many never even get overaged. Wonder why we Nagas as Christians choose to remain mute or blind to all these. Akali Achumi: Taking advantage of this proxy system many Primary Teachers are holding 2-3 govt post, two months back I asked a friend of mine "Aren’t you scared of getting caught, don’t you feel guilty?" And she replied back "I only have two jobs others have even three jobs." And the best part is, my friend is a good Christian, goes to church regularly, believes in fasting, strong prayer person.. Great! Greedy Nagas!
Vi No Ka: Christianity against Proxy? Religious heights dei. And not that I support the proxy system too, but do look at it this way too. Keeping proxy is in no way hijacking someone’s post, as deserving as they maybe, teachers recruitment is now conducted and out of 100% atleast 95% got through because they passed/cleared it, which means they deserved it. Now there are many who failed the same exams. Many educated unemployed struggling without luck to clear these same exams. My friend keeps a proxy in his stead. And I'm not ashamed of him, rather I'm proud of him because his proxy happens to be an unemployed graduate in his mid-thirties who is the eldest in the family looking after his four siblings because their parents passed away and left them in his care. He gets paid Rs 6000 a month for his proxy duties which is helping him oversee the studies of his siblings, while my friend doesn't merely sit on his job, but is taking up B.Ed course so that he will be professional teacher in few years time. And he has made pact of sorts with his proxy too, under which he has asked his proxy to keep saving atleast Rs 1000 from his proxy pay, so that when he takes overs in about two years time, he'll with some additional income source be able to start even a small pan shop when the proxy arrangement gets terminated by my friend returning to his job after completion of his course. I'm not ashamed of him, rather I'm proud of my Dost. There's a tale behind every arrangement, we should not generalize or stoop to stereotyping based on our version of truth and virtue. No offence intended just presenting an alternate argument. Wetshete Thopi: Heights!! Some people can really defend the practice of proxy system and justify it shamelessly; and the saddest thing and the biggest tragedy here is that, the defenders are none other than the so called educated ones whom the society looks up to as role models, as teachers and leaders. If one has decided to take up a government job, be ready to serve the people anywhere, wherever you are posted, one can't be choosy about the places of one's postings. Go wherever you are sent and do your duties so religiously, if you cannot, just give it up, there are still thousands more, dedicated ones, who are willing to take up the cross. If you are in the government sector, please be clear about this, "You cannot expect the government to bring the schools, the colleges and offices to the comfort of your homes so that you can do your duties, you have to move out from your comfort zones and go to the schools, the colleges and offices to perform your duty.”
Yanpvuo Kikon: The subjectivity of the Proxy teacher is rather very interesting! The guilt and conscience has been blurred totally. Everybody has their own opinion but I see it this way If I am being paid salary to teach and given the responsibility to bring up the new generation, my conscience would not allow me to even touch One Rupee of the money being paid to me for a job which I am not even doing...
It all burns down to our Conscience - Not religion or Justifications. If you feel no pinch in your Conscience by sitting at home and drawing salary of a work which you don't even do, then all I can say is I feel pain in seeing our own new Naga generation falling into the same pit of shit as our older generation whose dead Conscience has brought us to this miserable point of justifying corruption - Those who are practising and justifying corruption have ABSOLUTELY NO RIGHT TO POINT YOUR FINGERS AT CORRUPTED LEADERS, OUR LACK OF DEVELOPMENT, OUR ROADS, ELECTRICITY, EDUCATION SYSTEM AND OUR PATHETIC GOVERNMENT SYSTEM because you are now a part of it!
Difference between Singapore and Nagaland? Singapore: Give the Best Jobs to the Best people and make sure they DELIVER! Nagaland: Give the best jobs to people you know whether they are capable or not! The End Result? THE RESULT IS RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES!
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Saturday 12 October 2013
The Morung Express
CyClone Phailin may be worse than Katrina
NEW DELHI, OctObEr 11 (tHOmsON rEutErs FOuNDatION): The weather office may be underestimating the severity of a cyclone which is hurtling towards the east coast, a meteorologist warned on Friday, adding that it could be worse than Hurricane Katrina which devastated parts of the United States in 2005. Cyclone Phailin is forecast to hit the coast between Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Paradip in Odisha late on Saturday with a maximum wind speed of 220 km per hour (135mph), the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its latest bulletin. But both London-based Tropical Storm and the U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Centre forecast winds reaching 315 km per hour (195 mph) on landfall, classifying Phailin as a Category 5 storm - the most powerful . “Phailin is already worse than what the IMD is forecasting. A recent satellite estimate put Phailin’s current intensity on par with 2005’s Hurricane Katrina in the United States,” said Eric Holthaus, meteorologist for Quartz, a U.S.based online magazine which covers global economy-related issues.
“Everything I know as a meteorologist tells me this is the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane - among the strongest on earth in 2013. That would mean Phailin could be the strongest cyclone ever measured in the Indian Ocean.” Hurricane Katrina hit the U.S. Gulf coast on August 29, 2005, killing more than 1,800 people, driving 2.16 million from their homes and causing $75 billion of damage. Cyclones in the Bay of Bengal are common at this time of year, often causing deaths, mass evacuations of coastal villages, power and telecoms disruptions and widespread damage to crops and property in eastern India and Bangladesh. Some experts have compared Phailin with a super cyclone in 1999 that killed 10,000 people when it battered the coast of Odisha with wind speeds reaching 300 km per hour (185 mph). Weather authorities were reluctant to make comparisons with Katrina and the 1999 cyclone, dismissing reports that Phailin is half the size of India. “It is very difficult to compare two cyclones and their possible impacts. They are different entities and their crossing point
Indian women indicate to fishermen to return following a cyclone alert before evacuating their village in Gokhurkuda in Ganjam district 215 kilometers (136 miles) away from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, India on October 11. The Indian Meteorological Department warned that a massive cyclone Phailin was a "very severe cyclonic storm" that was expected to hit India’s eastern seaboard with maximum sustained winds of 210220 kilometers (130-135 miles) per hour. (AP Photo)
GoM begins work ‘No room for religious politics in India’ for Telangana state Seemandhra limping back to normalcy
NEW DELHI/HyDErabaD, OctObEr 11 (IaNs): The ministerial panel set up to work out modalities for formation of a separate Telangana held its first meeting Friday while Seemandhra started limping back to normalcy with electricity employees resuming work and teachers also calling off their strike though protests continued. In Delhi, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu was Friday taken to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital from the venue of his fast at Andhra Bhavan even as hundreds of his supporters tried to stop police from moving him. The Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting in Delhi discussed a broad outline of issues relating to the proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh against the backdrop of widespread protests over the union cabinet’s decision to carve out India’s 29th state. “The GoM discussed the approach and methodology to be adopted by it,” said a home ministry statement. Keeping in mind the large scale protests in Seemandhra -- as the coastal Andhra and Rayalseema regions are jointly called -the GoM assured the state’s people that “the relevant issues as well as their concerns would be addressed with fairness and objectivity”. It promised to take the “opinion of stake-holders on all important subjects while formulating its recommendations”. According to the home ministry statement, the GoM will look into various aspects like water sharing, finances, law and order, and formulating a legal framework. Information will also be sought from the state government on these issues and the process will start immediately, said officials. The next meeting of the GoM, on Oct 19, will be a fullfledged one and will discuss the parameters of the bifurcation, said officials. Andhra Pradesh secretariat employees from Seemandhra in Hyderabad Friday called off their 38-day-long strike following talks with Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy. The employees’ leaders claimed that Kiran Reddy assured them the state would remain united as long as he was the chief
minister. After five days of strike, electricity generation and transmission was restored as employees returned to work. They had Thursday agreed to call off their strike in view of the cyclone threat to the state. The storm from the Bay of Bengal is expected to hit the land by Saturday night. Over two lakh teachers also “temporarily” called off their strike after talks with the chief minister. The schools and colleges will reopen on Oct 17 after Dussehra and Eid holidays. However, over six lakh government employees in all 13 Seemandhra districts continued their two-month long strike, with their leader P. Ashok Babu making it clear that the strike would continue till a clear assurance that the state would not be split. Though employees of state-owned Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) are reportedly willing to end the strike, the talks between their leaders and the chief minister did not take place Friday. Various sections of employees ended their agitation after the chief minister assured them that the issue of formation of Telangana would be referred to state assembly twice, once for its opinion and the second time for voting. He also assured that all legislators from Seemandhra would ensure the defeat of the Telangana state bill. The employees’ leaders claimed that the chief minister quoted Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh as saying that the issue would be referred twice to the state assembly. Kiran Kumar Reddy Friday spoke to Digvijaya Singh over phone to convey that Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s statement that the bill would be sent to assembly only for its opinion had created confusion among employees coming forward to call off the strike. Protests continued in Seemandhra against the decision. Employees, students and people from other sections of society took out rallies and formed human chains. The protests started after July 30 decision of the Congress and intensified last week after the cabinet approval to creation of Telangana state.
MILLIONS AFFECTED Holthaus said he was not familiar with India’s level of disaster preparedness but was concerned that any underestimation of the storm’s intensity could put lives at risk. “I feel that IMD’s underestimate of the strength and impact of this storm is potentially tragic and could catch many millions of people off guard,” he said. “Anything short of a fullscale motivation may leave people stranded in flood waters. The highest possible precautions should be taken immediately.” The cyclone could disrupt the lives of millions, the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) run by the United Nations and the European Commission said. “Up to 6.1 million people can be affected by wind speeds of cyclone strength
or above. In addition, 47,000 people are living in coastal areas below 5 metres above sea level and can be affected by storm surge,” the GDACS website said. Authorities began moving thousands of people living along Odisha’s coastline to shelters early on Friday, as weather officials warned of extensive damage to homes, power and telecoms disruptions and flooding. The local government cancelled workers’ holidays during the popular Hindu festival of Dussehra to help prepare for the storm, and the army, navy and air force have been put on standby for rescue and relief operations. Rations are being prepositioned in cyclone shelters, schools and other buildings on higher ground, control rooms set up and fishing suspended. Aid workers said the authorities’ level of disaster preparedness and early warnings looked satisfactory. “There has been a phenomenal change in disaster management in Odisha since the super cyclone in 1999. The action the leadership has taken is exactly what is needed,” said Unni Krishnan, head of disaster response for Plan International.
NEW DELHI, OctObEr 11 (IaNs): President Pranab Mukherjee greeted the nation on Durga Puja Friday and urged people to rise above man-made divides and build a society where women are empowered and respected. “On the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja, I extend warm greetings to all my countrymen,” the president said in a statement here. “Durga Puja, also known as Sharadutsav, symbolises the victory of virtue over evil. Let us, on this day, rise above the evils of sectarianism, intolerance and manmade divides,” he added. The president urged the people to make a commitment to secularism
and communal harmony. “Let us dedicate ourselves to the practice and promotion of mutual understanding, peace and non-violence,” he said. “Re-affirmation of faith in the unity of all religions and commitment to secularism and communal harmony would be the best tribute to Goddess Durga,” he added. The president said “Goddess Durga signifies Shakti - the infinite power of the universe and a symbol of female dynamism.” “May this Durga Puja strengthen our society’s moral fibre and inspire us to build a society where women are respected and empowered to become equal partners in building of the nation,” he added.
aLIgarH, OctObEr 11 (IaNs): Road accidents result in a major loss to the economy, opined experts and surgeons from Uttar Pradesh at a three-day workshop on trauma, organised by Aligarh Muslim University’s (AMU) medical college here Friday. Habib Raza, organising secretary and chairman of department of surgery said that in comparison to neighbouring countries, India has the largest number of road accidents, which amounts to a great economic loss for the country. He said: “In India, reported road traffic fatalities in 2010 were 133,938, out of which 85 percent were male and the rest were female. The estimated GDP loss due to road traffic crashes amounted to three percent.” “There were 2,958 reported road traffic fatalities in Bangladesh in 2009. The estimated
GDP loss due to road traffic crashes was 1.6 percent. In Pakistan, the reported road traffic fatalities in 2010 were 5,192,” Raza said. The professor also said that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, and death due to trauma stands at fifth place. Earlier, inaugurating the workshop, AMU vice chancellor Zameer Uddin Shah said he appreciated the efforts of the organisers and assured all possible help. He said the trauma centre building is ready and the equipment is being acquired. A panel discussion was also organised on problems encountered in managing a trauma centre. Muzaffar Ahmad, disaster management expert from New Delhi, M.C. Misra, director of AIIMS Trauma Centre, and T.D. Yadav, associate professor, Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER).
added. “Though issues such as late detection, poor food habits and obesity leads to arthritis, we have also found that Indians are not keen to go through the implant surgeries that can cure the affliction from its roots,” Sharma told IANS. Madhujeet Gupta, a consultant pain physician at Fortis Hospital, said that compared to the 100,000 cases of knee implants in India, this was 10 times more in the West. Though the number of Indians undergoing implants have increased,
it will take at least 10 more years to equate the number of implants in the West, Gupta added. “Also, the Indian patients need to realize that if they want to get rid of the problem completely they need to consult the right person at the right time. If they think their symptoms are of arthritis then they should consult a rehumatologist for proper diagnosis,” said Gopal. “Its better to kill the disease at an early stage rather than suffer throughout the life,” he added.
along the coast matters a lot. At the same time, there is a resemblance in terms of intensity, so there is some similarity with the 1999 cyclone,” IMD DirectorGeneral L.S. Rathore told a news conference. The cyclone is pretty voluminous, but it’s not half the size of the country and its radius keeps increasing and decreasing.”
LONDON, OctObEr 11 (IaNs): Meira Kumar, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, India’s lower house of parliament, has said that there is no room for religious politics in the world’s largest democracy. “Indian democracy is grown up to engage with real political issues than religion,” Meira Kumar told a large gathering at the prestigious Cambridge University in England Thursday. “I firmly believe that any communal approach or activity is not beneficial for our secular fabric. Like everywhere else, in India too, development and welfare issues are important and therefore are discussed openly on stage in public meetings.” General elections will be held in India next year and the ruling Congress Party-led United Progressive Alliance is facing a tough race against right-wing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party. The Indian parliament with 543 elected members represents 1.2 billion people, one fifth of humanity. The speaker, daughter of late Babu Jagjivan Ram, former deputy prime minister and India’s most decorated
Dalit leader, condemned the caste-based vote bank politics and said “the system needs to be destroyed”. “I have heard some friends argue that consolidation along caste lines during elections leads to empowerment of Dalits,” the speaker said. “They get an opportunity to assert themselves. Consequently, some may reach decision-making positions and in turn benefit other Dalits. I beg to differ. This is a mirage,” she added. Accroding to Kumar, the caste system has caused and is continuing to cause unimaginable harm to the society. “It needs to be destroyed completely and not encouraged to tighten its grip on our electoral system. What has been poison for so long cannot suddenly become nectar of life,” she said. The august audience, which included Cambridge University ViceChancellor Leszek Borysiewicz, applauded the Speaker’s comment on India’s religious harmony. “The cliché is that India is a land of religious tolerance. No, I disagree,” Kumar, a former member of India’s diplomatic service, said. “Tolerance is a nega-
tive word. It implies that we merely endure and suffer one another. It suggests an uneasy co-existence. India is far, far more than that,” she said, adding, “we respect each other, admire and appreciate our diversity”. “We engage and celebrate each others’ religious practices. Otherwise, in my husband’s village Jagdishpur in Bihar, the Hindu community would not take part in the Tazia procession during Muharram. Or, the Muslim scroll painters of West Bengal would not paint icons of gods and goddesses. There are thousands of such examples,” Kumar stated. The visiting Indian leader, who holds one of the toughest jobs in a democratic institution, said Indian democracy was going through a transition phase of coalitions and in the very near future it would attain a new stage when regional politicians would start giving priorities to national issues. “The decline of oneparty dominance has given way to a multi-party system, representing a wide range of India’s diversity,” the speaker said. “It has brought a perceptible
change in the representativeness of the parliament as well as the state legislatures. Since 1989, our political system has accepted the inevitability of coalitions. It has evolved its own mechanism of consensus as a way to govern.” Mmeira Kumar said critics believed that smaller parties often wielded an influence disproportionate to their support base and that regional issues, at times, took precedence over national interests. “However, this is a transitional phase, a part of the churning process. Given the maturity of our representative polity, it is highly unlikely that parochial concerns will be allowed to override the national priorities,” she said. At present, the Election Commission of India recognises six national parties, 44 state parties and has registered 1,415 unrecognised parties. Virandar Paul, Acting High Commissioner of India to Britain, hosted a reception to honour the speaker and her delegation. They were in London after attending the 129th Assembly of the InterParliamentary Union in Geneva.
NEW DELHI, OctObEr 11 (IaNs): Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu was Friday shifted to a city hospital from the venue of his fast at Andhra Bhavan here, while hundreds of his supporters tried to obstruct the police. There was high drama as scores of Delhi Police personnel reached Andhra Bhavan, where Naidu was on fast since Monday, to protest the manner in which the Congress decided to carve out a sepa-
rate Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh. Seeing the police approach, angry supporters of Naidu formed a ring around their leader. They shouted slogans and also vandalised the Bhavan’s property. An ambulance and a team of doctors from the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (RML) were present at the venue since morning. Senior police officers tried to reason with Naidu, who finally agreed and then proceeded to-
wards the waiting ambulance. He was then taken to the RML Hospital. According to senior police officials, a team of doctors intimated police and Naidu’s party members that he should be shifted to the hospital for treatment. “Around 2 p.m., two companies of police reached the venue. The supporters tried to stop us but Naidu himself stepped towards the ambulance,” a police officer told IANS. At the hospital, a wheelchair was offered to
him but he walked in to the ward, said the officer. Currently, he has been admitted to the hospital’s nursing home. “Doctors are examining him and the reports are awaited,” RML’s medical superintendent H.K. Kar told IANS. On Thursday, union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde in reply to a query said Delhi Police could help Andhra Bhavan authorities evict Naidu if they had a court order. Naidu has been fasting since five days.
NEW DELHI, OctObEr 11 (IaNs): More and more Indians are prone to arthritis as they don’t exercise and this is also affecting people as young as in their 30s. Experts said Indians need to do more physical exercise and not ignore the initial symptoms. India currently is home to 2.5 million arthritis patients, experts say and the figure is growing fast. “Arthritis is not a single disease, it has hundred forms varying from hip joint, knee joint, finger joint and many more. India is currently a
hub of all forms of arthritis patients,” Hemant Gopal, senior consultant (Rheumatology) at Max Super Specialty Hospital told IANS. “Indians are most prone to arthritis as physical activities among them are the least as compared to people in other countries,” he added. He said the age group prone to this bone disease is decreasing sharply and is no longer resitricted to people in their 50s and 60s. “There have been certain cases where I have treated both
male and female patients under 30 years. They have come to me with complaints of severe joints pains,” added Gopal. He said every Indian above the
“ added Gopal. Rajeev Sharma, senior orthopaedics and joint replacement surgeon at Apollo Hospital, said the mian problem in India is that people ignore
age of 35 who complains of any joint pain could be patient of arthritis. “People tend to ignore the early symptoms and then in the later part of their life it becomes acute,
the affliction at the initial stage just because the pain is mild. “Many people in their late 30s are not ready to accept that the joint pain that they experience is the symptom of arthritis,” he
Fasting Chandrababu Naidu taken to hospital
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Syrian rebelS committed war crimeS
BEIRUT, OcTOBER 11 (REUTERs): Syrian rebels killed at least 190 civilians and took more than 200 hostage during an offensive in Latakia province in August, Human Rights Watch said on Friday, in what it calls the first evidence of crimes against humanity by opposition forces. HRW said many of the dead had been executed by militant groups, some linked to al Qaeda, who overran army positions at dawn on August 4 and then moved into 10 villages nearby where members of President Bashar alAssad’s Alawite sect lived. In its first governmentsanctioned trip into Syria during the 2-1/2-year conflict, New York-based HRW has documented a series of sectarian mass killings by Assad’s foes during a broader campaign in which Western-backed rebels took part. In some cases, entire families were executed or gunned down as they fled, according to a report titled “You Can Still See Their Blood”. HRW identified five rebel groups instrumental to funding, organising, planning and carrying out
the Latakia attacks, including the al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant groups, as well as the Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham and another unit of foreign jihadi fighters. These groups publicised their involvement through videos and statements, some of which were used to corroborate the HRW report. The operation appeared to have been largely financed by private Gulf-based donors, HRW said. What is less clear is the role of fighters from the Free Syrian Army (FSA), the armed wing of the main opposition coalition which is openly supported by the United States, Britain, France and Sunni Muslim Gulf states. In a video posted on August 11 and apparently filmed in Latakia, FSA chief Salim Idriss said the body was participating in the offensive “to a great extent.” But HRW researcher Lama Fakih, who spent several days in Latakia province in September and spoke to residents, soldiers, militiamen, doctors and officials, said she could not confirm if the FSA were
present on August 4 when the atrocities took place. Assad’s forces are also accused by rights groups of committing atrocities and using incendiary and cluster bombs in populated areas. They have carried out sectarian attacks, including killing up to 450 civilians in two massacres in mainly Sunni Muslim areas in May, according to U.N. officials. The opposition and rights groups accuse Damascus of a chemical weapons strike in a Damascus suburb on August 21 that killed hundreds of civilians. The government blames the attack on rebels. Reuters was unable to get comment from all 20 rebel groups mentioned in the HRW report. Syrian National Coalition spokesman Khaled Saleh said the SNC condemns all human rights abuses and if any had been committed by rebels affiliated with the coalition, they would face justice.
WashIngTOn, OcTOBER 11 (Ians): The World Bank has said despite a sharp decline in the number of extremely poor people over the last three decades, about 400 million children still live in abysmal conditions and it requires urgent steps to tackle it. While the World Bank report, released Thursday, found that the poor in 2010 were as bad off as they were in 1981, the only exception were India and China. The “average” poor per-
sEOUL, OcTOBER 11 (REUTERs): The mother of jailed U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae, who is serving a 15-year sentence for state subversion in North Korea, has seen her ailing son and he appeared to be in better health, she said on Friday in Pyongyang. Myunghee Bae told Japan’s Kyodo news agency she had met her son in a hospital and he was still far from healthy. She said she would remain in Pyongyang for a few days. “I saw him at the hospital,” Bae said in TV footage taken by Kyodo in Pyongyang. “His condition seems to be all right, not good, but seems much better.” Ken-
ISLAMIST DENIAL A member of the Sunni Islamist Ahrar al-Sham said its fighters had killed no civilians in the offensive. “If someone uses a weapon against you, you have to fight them. If they do not,
you must not kill them,” said Abu Muhammed alHusseini, the 30-year-old head of Ahrar al-Sham’s political office in Raqqa. In a written statement to Reuters, the SNC’s Saleh said: “We have previously committed ourselves to applying these rules on all the brigades that work for us and we will hold accountable, after investigation and fair trial, all those responsible for violations against human rights or international laws. The incidents in Latakia are not an exception and we will treat them as we treated previous cases.” Lama Fakih, the Syria and Lebanon researcher in HRW’s Middle East and North Africa Division, told Reuters in reference to the Latakia operation by rebels: “Homes were destroyed and burned. Most villagers had not returned.” Fakih met Hassan Shebli, an Alawite man from the village of Barouda, who fled his village at 4:30 a.m. on August 4 as rebels approached. He left his wife, who was in her 60s and needed canes to walk, and his son, 23, who was paralysed, Fakih said. Shebli said that they
were both killed and buried behind his house. Fakih visited the house and saw bullet holes in the son’s bed frame. “I was able to see the blood splattered on the wall,” she said, showing a picture of the room. Rebel footage posted on the Internet showed images of Shebli’s son and wife with rebel fighters during the operation. The scale and organisation of the attacks on civilians suggest premeditation and make them a
son in a low-income country lived on 78 cents a day in 2010, compared to 74 cents a day in 1981. But, in India, the average income of the poor rose to 96 cents in 2010, compared to 84 cents in 1981. In China, the average poor’s income rose to 95 cents, compared to 67 cents, the report said. There was less than 721 million people living in extreme poverty in 2010 - defined as under $1.25 per day - compared to that in 1981. But a disproportionate number
of children were among them, reported Xinhua citing the World Bank in a report released Thursday. “We have witnessed an historic movement of people lifting themselves out of poverty over the past three decades. But the number of children living in poverty alone should leave no doubt that there remains much work to do,” World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said. “We can reach our goals of ending poverty and boosting shared pros-
perity, including sharing that prosperity with future generations, but only if we work together with new urgency. While the reduction in poverty moved significantly in middle- income countries such as China and India, low-income countries showed much slower progress, the World Bank’s report said. A total of 33 percent of the extremely poor lived in low-income countries in 2010, compared to 13 percent in 1981, noted the
report released ahead of the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund scheduled to start Friday. “The finding that over 400 million children live in extreme poverty and children are more likely to be poor than adults is disturbing, since this can exacerbate child labour and create inter-generational poverty traps,” said Kaushik Basu, the chief economist and senior vice president at the World Bank.
neth Bae, 45, was born in South Korea, but is a naturalised U.S. citizen. He has been serving a hard labour sentence after being convicted in May of crimes against the state. Bae has acknowledged being a missionary and has said he conducted religious services in the North, one of the most isolated states on earth and long hostile to Westerners advocating religious causes. The country’s Supreme Court said he used his tourism business to form groups aimed at overthrowing the government. Before arriving in Pyongyang on Thursday, Bae’s mother said she hoped to
encourage her son, who has diabetes and has lost a great deal of weight during his incarceration. She expressed gratitude to Pyongyang for allowing the visit. She was greeted on arrival by the Swedish ambassador to Pyongyang, according to the Choson Sinbo, a pro-Pyongyang Korean newspaper based in Japan. Sweden provides consular services for some countries that do not have diplomatic relations with the North, including the United States. Bae was detained last November as he led a tour group through the northern region of the country. He was sentenced amid a long series
of acrimonious exchanges between Pyongyang and Washington over the reclusive state’s nuclear programme. His plight has attracted international attention. In August, a planned trip by Robert King, U.S. special envoy on North Korean human rights issues, to try to negotiate Bae’s release was cancelled by North Korea. King’s trip had been seen as a signal that relations between Washington and Pyongyang might start to improve after months of tension over North Korea’s latest nuclear weapons test and its repeated threats to launch nuclear attacks against the United States
and its ally, South Korea. On Thursday, a friend of the Bae family, which is based in the Seattle area, said he was hopeful the mother’s trip signalled that Bae would soon be allowed to return home. But Bae’s sister, Terri Chung, said the family was “trying to keep our expectations low and realistic”. The family, she said, had received no information about whether North Korea was considering releasing her brother. Bae has spent much of the last seven years in China, where he started a business leading tour groups into the northern region of North Korea, according to his sister.
RIO DE JanEIRO, Oc- regions of the world. TOBER 11 (Ians): HunAccording to ILO, 168 ger and poverty are the million children continue main reasons why chil- to be part of the world’s dren are forced to work and though there is no shortage of resources, “lack of shame and political will to confront this problem” defies a solution, Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said. Lula and President Dilma Rousseff took part in the closing ceremony Thursday of the third global conference on child labour organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Brazil’s capital city Brasilia, reports Xinhua. Recalling his own life, Lula said in a speech that hunger and poverty are the main reasons why children are forced to work. “There is no shortage of resources but lack of shame and political will to confront this problem,” he said. “Child labour is usually rampant in the poorest regions of the world. Besides hunger, there are certainly other reasons for child labour, such as economic condition, traditions and political situation,” Lula added. He said the first step towards speeding up the fight against child labour is to promote wealth distribution in the poorest
labour force today despite significant progress having been made in addressing the issue.
An opposition fighter talks with his comrade as he looks for targets during their attack over Syrian government forces' Wadi al-Deef military post in Maraat Al-Nouman in the Idlib province, Syria on October 8. Syrian government warplanes bombed rebel positions near the strategic northern city on Tuesday, activists said, as international inspectors toured production and storage sites of the country's chemical weapons arsenal. (AP Photo)
Nearly 400 million kids facing extreme poverty: World Bank
‘Missionary jailed in North Korea in better health’
Political will needed to end hunger: Lula
crime against humanity, HRW said, rather than isolated war crimes reported during the Syrian civil war. The United Nations says the conflict has killed more than 100,000 people in two-and-a-half years. “These abuses were not the actions of rogue fighters,” said Joe Stork, acting Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “This operation was a coordinated, planned attack on the civilian population in these Alawite villages.”
Residents who returned to the villages said they found bodies of residents on the streets, in their homes as well as in piles of burnt corpses and in mass graves, according to Fakih. Syria’s mainly Sunni Muslim rebels are battling to overthrow Assad, whose Alawite sect is an offshoot of Shi’ite Islam and accounts for about 12 percent of Syria’s 23 million people. The conflict erupted in 2011 when mainly peaceful protests against four de-
cades of Assad family rule were put down with force. The HRW report documented the involvement of over 20 rebel groups in the Latakia offensive, which started on August 4 after months of bombardment of a nearby Sunni village, and ended on August 18, when the government regained control of the area. Rebels told Reuters in August that around 200 of Assad’s men were killed at the start of the offensive.
WashIngTOn, OcTOBER 11 (aFP): US fugitive Edward Snowden has been honored with a prize awarded annually by former CIA staff for exhibiting “integrity in intelligence,” the group said. The 30-year-old, currently in Russia, is wanted by Washington on espionage charges after disclosing details about the vast scope of the US government’s surveillance operations. The Government Accountability Project said Snowden received the Sam Adams Award -- a “symbolic candlestick” -- at a ceremony in Moscow late Wednesday. Those present included former National Security Agency senior analyst Thomas Drake, former Department of Justice ethics advisor Jesselyn Radack,
former FBI agent Coleen Rowley and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, the group said. In a statement on its website, the group said the award is “given annually by a group of retired CIA officers for members of the in-
didn’t know where his son was staying. Snowden’s whereabouts have been a mystery ever since Russia granted him temporary asylum. The group -- which says its mission is to promote corporate and government accountability -did not disclose any details about where in Moscow Wednesday’s ceremony took place. However, Radack, now with the Government Accountability Project, was quoted as saying that “Edward looks great. He’s centered, articulate, and closely following the issues, both in the United States and globally.” “He loves America and wants to see it returned to its democratic ideals, which are completely antithetical to a closed and secret society that make for turn-key tyranny,” Radack added.
Snowden given ‘integrity in intelligence’ award
“given annually by a group of retired CIA officers for members of the intelligence community” telligence community who exhibit integrity in intelligence.” Word of the prize surfaced the same day that Snowden’s father landed in the Russian capital hoping to meet his son for the first time since the former US spy agency contractor became a fugitive. In comments heavily dubbed into Russian from English, he admitted he still
GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR
OF EMPLOYMENT & CRAFTSMEN TRAINING NAGALAND: KOHIMA
Dated Kohima, the 10th October’ 2013
The Government of Nagaland through the Department of Employment & Craftsmen Training, will be organizing the first ever Job Oriented Skill Development Mela on collaboration with the Director General of Employment & Training (DGE&T), Govt of India, Ministry of Labour from 30th and 31st October’ 2013. In order to ensure success of the proposed Mela, participation of the different organizations of the Government is required. Therefore, the Department listed in the enclosure are hereby requested to attend the Consultative meeting in the Conference room of the Chief Secretary, Nagaland on 14th October’ 2013 at 11:00A.M. Sd/ALEMTEMSHI JAMIR, IAS Chief Secretary
LIST OF INVITEES FOR THE 14TH OCTOBER’2013 MEETING AT 11 O CLOCK IN THE CONFERENCE HALL OF THE CHIEF SECRETARY, NAGALAND 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
The Commissioner, Nagaland. The Agriculture Production Commissioner (APC), Nagaland. The Home Commissioner, Nagaland. The Secretary to the Govt. of Nagaland, Transport, Department, Nagaland. The Transport Commissioner, Nagaland. The Additional Secretary (OSD), Finance Department, Nagaland. The OSD, Planning Department, Nagaland. The Director, IPR, Nagaland. The Director, Higher & Technical Education, Nagaland. The Director, Youth Resources & Sports, Nagaland. The Director, Education Department, Nagaland. The Director, IT, Nagaland. The Chief Engineer, PHE, Nagaland. The Chief Engineer, Power, Nagaland. The Chief Engineer, Roads & Bridges, Nagaland. The Director, Agri. Department. The Director, Industries & Commerce, Nagaland. The Director, Medical Department, Nagaland. The Director, R.D. Department, Nagaland. The Director, Tourism Department, Nagaland. (Y. VANDANSHAN LOTH) Additional Director, Employment & Craftsmen Training, Chairman, Mela Organizing Committee.
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Tendulkar's retirement VETTEL fASTEST IN SECOND dominates Indian news PRACTICE AT JAPANESE GP
neW DeLhI, OctO ber 11 (aP): India's media was dominated by Sachin Tendulkar's retirement announcement on Friday. Newspapers paid flowing tributes on their front pages, continuing the odes by news channels, which began running special features on Tendulkar immediately after his announcement on Thursday. "There will never be another you" ran a banner headline on the front page of the Hindustan Times while The Indian Express carried a huge silhouetted picture of Tendulkar walking into the sunset, headlined "The Void." The Times of India had a collage of pictures from Tendulkar's childhood and teenage days mingled with its masthead and its main story was headlined "God Bye" since he is often referred to as the "God of Cricket" in this part of the world. All newspapers carried reactions and quotes from the cricket fraternity as well as lengthy articles listing the achievements of the "Little Master" since he became the youngest Indian test cricketer at the
age of 16. The 40-year-old Tendulkar, who will retire after a record 200th test during next month's home series against West Indies, is the most prolific scorer in international cricket with 15,837 runs in 198 tests and 18,426 runs in 463 one-day internationals. Tendulkar, who has already retired from limitedovers internationals, is the only batsman to score 100 international centuries with 51 in tests and 49 in ODIs. He was also the first batsman to score a doublecentury in ODIs when he made 200 not out against South Africa at Gwalior in 2010. News channels also ran reactions from the public both on camera and via Twitter while the morning radio shows poured in accolades on Tendulkar, whose retirement announcement had looked imminent but was a surprise as it came far ahead of the West Indies series. "Congrats to my good friend Sachin on what can only be described as an amazing career!" tweeted former Australia legspinner Shane Warne. "I wish
you & your family all the best in the future. Was a privilege & an honour to do battle with the little master on the field. But our friendship is something I cherish!" Flamboyant India batsman Virender Sehwag said he had not come to terms with his idol's retirement. "Sachin announcement hasn't sunk in yet," Sehwag tweeted. "It feels as if an integral part of my life is in transition. Words aren't enough to thank u paaji (brother)!" Rifle shooter Abhinav Bindra, India's only individual gold medal winner at any Olympics, tweeted: "Don't really know what to say about sachin. Everything will fall short. Just wish him the very best for his next innings." Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan tweeted that Tendulkar would be missed on the cricket field: "O no! Suddenly realised the meaning of addiction. Mine was the Master. I am going thru cold turkey. To see cricket without Sachin? Unbearable." Shahrukh is a co-owner of Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders.
1st Korean Ambassador’s Kukkiwon Cup
The four medalists from the Faith in Action Team.
DImaPur, OctOber 11 (mexn): The Faith in Action Team clinched 4 medals in the 1st Korean Ambassador’s Kukkiwon Cup- India Open Taekwondo Championship which was held at Talkatora Indoor Stadium from October 4 to 6. The Championship was organized by the Embassy of the Republic of
Korea and Kukkiwon, the world Taekwondo Head Quarter, South Korea and in association with Taekwondo Board of India. The Team was led by Deep Kumar, Founder/ Coach of Faith in Action Foundation and brought laurel to the State by winning 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze medal out of eight
participants from the team. The Gold medal was won by L. Inausana Singha, Silver by Husheto Zhimomi and Sanjay Chetri and Bronze medal by Lokivi Aye. The other four members who lost in pre quarter final are Bohoto Achumi, Ghonito Chophy, Toluho Yeptho and Mughaka Zhimomi.
I'd love Messi to play for Brazil: Ronaldo
rIO De JaneIrO, OctOber 11 (IanS): Lionel Messi would be the first player chosen by retired legend Ronaldo if he could include a foreign player in Brazil's national team. The 37-yearold World Cup winner said Thursday he had no problem with players switching allegiances if they hold dual nationality, reports Xinhua. "If Messi did not play for Argentina, I would love to have him (with us). I would prefer Messi to Diego (Maradona), even though Diego is also my friend," Ronaldo said during a press conference in Rio. Ronaldo's comments come after Brazil-born Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa earlier this week confirmed his desire to play for Spain. The move has been backed by the Spanish football federation (RFEF), which has already submitted a request for approval from football's governing body FIFA. England midfielder Jack
Wilshere stirred controversy this week by claiming only English players should represent the national team. His comments followed reports that England's Football Association had sought to con-
kOhIma, OctOber 11 (mexn): The three-day XXI Inter District & State Table Tennis Championship organized by Nagaland Table Tennis Association (NTA) and hosted by Kohima District Table Tennis Association (KTTA) finally concluded on October 11 at the TT Stadium, Kohima. Gracing the closing ceremony as the Guest of honour was David Kire, SBI Chief Manager who gave away the prizes to the winners. Winners of the competition are: Veteran Singles
1st- Dr. Juthsutho Phoji (Kohima) and 2nd- Vikuo Metha (Kohima); Mixed doubles 1st- Tepuruku Sothu and Thejavinuo (Kohima) and 2nd- Kerihosa and Viphretuonuo (Kohima); Junior boys doubles 1st- Kartik and Badal (Dimapur) and 2nd- Ekonthung and Chingi (Dimapur); Women’s doubles 1st- Viphretuonuo and Thejavinuo (Kohima) and 2nd-Wabanglemla and Putusenla (Mokokchung); Youth boys doubles 1stAnuj Jain and Jay Gurung
SuZuka, OctOber 11 (aP): Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel had the fastest time in Friday's practice for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix, indicating the German is in a good position to clinch his fourth straight championship in Sunday's race. Vettel's time of 1 minute, 33.852 seconds around the Suzuka circuit was 0.168 seconds faster than teammate Mark Webber. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was two tenths of a second off Vettel's time. Vettel has won three of the past four races in Japan and will be aiming to clinch his fourth successive title in Sunday's race. He needs to win and have nearest rival Fernando Alonso finish worse than eighth. If he wins on Sunday, Vettel will join Michael Schumacher and Juan-Manuel Fangio as the only men to win four championships in a row. Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen, who had a midsession spin, was fourth fastest, followed by teammate Romain Grosjean.
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the second practice session for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan, Friday, Oct. 11. (AP Photo)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who was fastest in the morning session, was sixth ahead of Toro Rosso's Daniel Ricciardo. Ferrari's Felipe Massa was eighth while McLaren driver Jenson Button, who won the Japanese GP in 2011, was
ninth. There were numerous incidents in Friday's afternoon session. Alonso lost control of his Ferrari at the Degner curve and finished 10th. McLaren driver Sergio Perez spun off the track and slammed into a tire
wall sideways but could be heard over the team radio saying he was fine and finished 16th. Williams driver Pastor Maldonado also hit the tires just 12 minutes into the session. Jules Bianchi sat out the afternoon practice after
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running off the track early in the first practice and colliding head-on into a tire wall. The Marussia driver was unhurt but was unable to take part in the afternoon session as his chassis was not repaired in sufficient time.
NIC observes RTI ‘RTI a tool for effecting good governance’ week at Alder College
kOhIma, OctOber 11 (DIPr): Nagaland Information Commission observed the RTI week under the theme “RTI as a tool for effecting good governance” at Alder College, Kohima on October 9. State Information Commission, Kevininuo P. Meru gave an introductory remark. Speaking at the College, Kevininuo said that this is to create awareness amongst the citizen to let them know and be clear about their rights and what kind of help they can get for obtaining information. Meru explained the uses or in what way the citizens can exercise their rights through RTI. She mentioned that RTI was introduced in 1776 in Swede, which is a long time and today, she said that Sweden is a corruption free county with the highest income per-capita. Meru said that over 100 countries had adopted this RTI. The Information Act was passed in 2005 by the Parliament in India and is mandatory to set up the commission by all the State. She however said that India is in the bottom line as far as corruption index is concerned and referred to the figures as printed in ‘India Today’ and ‘Outlook’ weekly magazines, where India has been projected as the 2nd or 3rd most corrupt country in the world. Being a part of India, she said, “It is equally our responsibility to see that there is a change in the index.” Meru said that the Commission feels that it is the students whom the Commission should target for awareness and usage of RTI. She said that the main theme is for good governance and adding that if we have good governance in the State everything will be good in aspects of roads and electricity, the scholarships etc. She therefore made it clear to the students that they have a right to access information from any public authority. While urging the upcoming leaders, Meru said that the access to information for good governance not only depends on the bureaucrats and the government but also depends on everyone. Citing an example, Meru said Bihar is one of the most backward and corrupt State but after this RTI Act the political will was there by the politicians to implement this Act, and Bihar has now become the most forward State, which gives free information to its citizens. Transparency is the key word she said, therefore she once again urged the college students to take up this Act for accountability. Dolly and Yanthungo also raised feedback from the students in the program. The College Principal Vikhozo Khamo and Vice principal Vilasielie thanked the organizers for giving such effective programme. The State Information Commissions explained question raised by the lecturers about the penalty.
Phek, OctOber 11 (DIPr): Along with the rest of the country Phek District HQ also observed RTI week from October 5 to 12 and the special occasion was held on October 9 at Government Higher Secondary School,(GHSS) Phek under theme “RTI as a tool for effecting good governance” with Deputy Commissioner Phek gracing as the Chief Guest. Speaking on the occasion, the DC said that every citizen has the right to get information about Government action and policies and its strategies. Therefore, it is the most power tools to access information from Government, for which he called upon students and attendees’ to availed the opportunity if Information is required in any Government Departments/ insti-
tutes and also urged upon them to spread awareness to other people so as to implement it effectively for the benefit of the people. He also said that RTI week is being observed every year to create awareness to the people because it plays a pivotal roles in making the right of the citizen and to received correct information. Additional District and Session judge, GH Ramliah also addressed the session where he highlighted the responsibility of PIO and APIO under RTI Act. He opined that an APIO is liable for penalty if he or she refuse to receive application or appeals by the citizen then liable for penalty if he does not forwarded the same to the appropriate authorities because the applicant has the right to access information which should
reflect the fact that Government information belong to the people for which he urged the attendees to come forward if necessary information need arises. Temjennaro Longkumer EAC HQ highlighted on some relevant topics of RTI like how to seek information under RTI Act 2005, implementation of decision on appeal, citizen right to information, appeal procedure, fee rules etc. The session was chaired by Atrila S SDO (C) Phek HQ while prayer was invoked by Ningkai PGT, GHSS, Phek, A film was screened on RTI awareness, an essay competition was also held where the winners were Zhokuto Khesoh, Phek Govt. College, Pamela Bhowmick, Phek Collge and Mhashe Hoshi, GHSS, Phek bagged the 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Documentary film on RTI screened at Wokha
WOkha, OctOber 11 (DIPr): Commemorating the Right to Information Week, Wokha District observed the occasion on October 9 at Deputy Commissioner Hall. The occasion was marked with screening of short documentary film and theme song of RTI, Slogan writing competition for College and Higher Secondary students was also held. Chumlanthung Y.Lotha of DBHSS, Akumrenla Ao of DBHSS and Konthunglo P.Ngullie of GHSS bagged the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize respectively in the slogan writing competition. EAC, Wokha Shaying Sheu, while giving
a short speech during the occasion, said, RTI is a strong tool to get information from government institution and to maintain transparency and accountability. He also encouraged the participants to master the Act thoroughly and spread awareness to the younger generation so that the Act can be effectively implemented. He also urged the participants to use the Act in the right perspective which will be beneficial for the society. The function was chaired by EAC HQ, Wokha Asalie Lese, while vote of thanks was delivered by EAC, Wokha Shaying Sheu.
RTI awareness programme held at Peren
vince Manchester United winger Adnan Januzai to play for the country. Januzai, 18, was born in Belgium and is also eligible to represent Albania, Kosovo, Serbia and Turkey.
Peren, OctOber 11 (DIPr): As part of the RTI Week, the RTI awareness programme was held at DC‘s conference Hall Peren on October 9 with Deputy Commissioner Senti Ao as the Chief Guest with the theme “RTI as a tool for effecting good governance”. Addressing the gathering, the chief guest impressed that, officers should equipped themselves thoroughly and
then only the general public can be educated, and added that Right to Information is here to stay. It is a progressive price of legislation, which empowers a citizen to seek genuine information. And, India is a few countries where transparency can be claim due to the application of RTI from 2005 onwards, he stated. He also cautioned against the use of RTI as a targeted and harassment tool against a
public authority. Earlier, Albert Ezung SDO (C) HQ presented a message on the importance of Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005. He said that, empowerment of citizens is the hallmark of Democracy and RTI is the tool. It is comprehensive and extends at all levels of governance and is intended to contain corruption at all levels. Further, he stated that governance is a com-
plex activities and without co-ordination from the public, service to the people can’t be rendered judiciously. RTI is not a fundamental Right but implicitly guaranteed Act, he added. He enlightened the officers, PIO’s APIO’s about suo-moto disclosure of information, record maintenance etc. The programme was chaired by Smita Sarangi IAS ADC (HQ) who is also the PIO of Deputy Com-
(Dimapur) and Sourabh and Tarun (Dimapur); Junior boys singles 1st- Badal (Dimapur) and 2nd-Dziesevituo (Kohima); Youth boys 1st- Jay Gurung (Dimapur) and 2nd-Seyievilie (Kohima); Women’s singles 1st- Viphretuonuo (Kohima) and 2nd- Avitoli (Kohima); Men’s singles 1st-Dejunglung (Dimapur) and 2nd- Toshiakum (Dimapur); Mens double 1stChonbenthung Ovung and Toshiakum (Dimapur) and 2nd-Shekhar Debnath and Hito Shohe (Dimapur).
kOhIma, OctOber 11 (DIPr): An interactive programme on Right to Information was conducted at Baptist College Kohima on October 10 as part of the ongoing RTI week celebration. Giving the introductory speech, State Information Commissioner Bukchem Phom said that RTI is a tool to check if the government is doing its duty for the welfare of the people. He said that the RTI was introduced in 2005 with a view to create a respon-
sible, accountable and transparent government. The Commission decided to reach out to colleges and introduce RTI and its value to the students so that the young people know and understand their rights, he added. He further challenged the Baptist College students to spread the message of RTI to different parts of Nagaland in the days to come. A short film on RTI was screened which was followed by an interactive session, where students
had their doubts clarified by the State Information Commissioner. Kungkum a BA III student while sharing her view on RTI said that RTI is one tool which will bring positive change to society and the youngsters should share and spread the awareness of RTI. She also felt that more stress on public awareness on RTI should be given because RTI is an Act, which can change the society, however it is up to the people to implement and make use of the Act.
DImaPur, OctOber 11 (DIPr); RTI Slogan writing competition was organized at Dimapur Government College on October 9. All together 70 students participated the competition from different colleges and Higher Secondary Schools at Dimapur. SDO (Civil), Dr. Kadambori Bhagat (IAS) gave a brief introductory speech about RTI. A documentary film on RTI was also screened at the occasion. The judges of the slogan writing competition were ADC & PIO Dimapur K. Tarep Imchen, Principal Dimapur Government College, Hekali Sema, Assistant Commissioner Dimapur, Thavaseelan K. IAS. The winners are as follows:- 1st Prize – Imtikumer Longchar, BA (Arts) 1st Semester, Dimapur Government College. 2nd prize – Imosunep Longkumer, BA 1st Semester, Dimapur Govt. College. 3rd prize – Kinito, B. Com 3rd semester, Dimapur Govt. College and Rongsenkal Imsong, BA 1st semester, Dimapur Govt. College.
missioner Office, Peren. Host of officials and public attended the programme. Later the chief guest distributed prize on the RTI slogan competition which was secured by Bamdi Chuilo of Govt. College Peren with a slogan, “Fight for information win against corruption”. The second and third prize was bagged by Inchilungbe and Kedirie respectively of All Saints Higher Secondary School Peren.
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THAS calls for Miss Tuensang
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The Reigning Naga Orpheus Wabang Longkumer performing at the IMC Hall, Dimapur on October 11. His debut album titled ‘Sands of Time’ was also launched at the concert. MLA and Advisor, NBDA and Chairman DPDB, Mokokchung, who was the chief guest at the event, released the album. Tiameren Joseph Aier, a celebrated Ao crooner, featured as the guest artiste. The concert was organised by Dimapur Dibuiatsür Telongjem in aid of Marok Dibuia Youth Culture & Sporting Club, Dimapur. (Morung Photo)
Tuensang Hills Accolade Society (THAS) has requested all the interesting candidates to collect the forms from Wackey collection store, near lower traffic point, Pooja Books and Stationeries opposite network counter, Tuensang. The organising committee also invites non-local candidates who are born and broughtup and permanent residents of
channel receives notice for Bigg Boss 7
channel said officials would “in prescribed time” submit a response to a show cause notice from the ministry of information and broadcasting on the content of its reality show Bigg Boss 7. Ministry officials reportedly found
the content was not suitable for unrestricted public viewing and thus, a notice was sent. In response to the notice, the channel issued a statement. “Today, we have received a show cause notice on Bigg Boss from the ministry of information & broad-
casting (I&B), and we shall submit our response to the same within time limit prescribed by the ministry,” read the statement. The channel claims to follow a “strict Standard & Practices (S&P) team, that does self-regulations, which works closely with the programming team on all aspects to ensure a safe family viewing experience”. “As a responsible broadcaster, we are mindful of our audiences’ sentiments and respect the guidelines set by the I&B Ministry and BCCC (Broadcasting Content Complaints Council). Last year, the format of Bigg Boss was changed to make it more parivarik
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Tuensang to participate. The THAS organising committee of Miss Tuensang Beauty Pageant also invites all the former Miss Tuensang title holders to attend the show. For detail information contact 9862579749, 9863899488 and 9436076643. The last date for submitting the forms will be on October 20.
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(suitable for family viewing) such that it is completely suitable for viewing across ages 7 years to 70 years. The casting of the show has also been done accordingly this year as well. And our efforts of making Bigg Boss, parivarik has been applauded by all stakeholders in the broadcast industry,” the statement read. Bigg Boss 7, hosted by Bollywood star Salman Khan, features celebrities from all walks of life. Locked inside an isolated house, the participants are under the constant scanner via prying cameras installed all over. The show went on air on September 15.
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scar-winners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are teaming up to executive produce a new TV sitcom More Time With Family. The friends, who previously won an Academy Award for co-writing the screenplay of The Good Will Hunting, would once again come together for the CBS comedy, re-
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ported Deadline. More Time With Family is based on the stand-up comedy of Tom Papa and the experiences of Damon. The story centres on a man, played by Papa, who changes his career and gives up a life on the road to spend more time at home with his family. Once he arrives, he realizes no one asked him to do that. Affleck recently set a Boston period drama at Fox titled The Middle Man which the new Batman star will direct.
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‘Men can be affectionate and still be masculine’
Hugh Jackman, who was groomed as a child to conceal his emotions, feels that an affectionate man can also be masculine. The 44-year-old actor, who grew up in Australia had always believed that real men do not show their feelings. But when he came to Italy he realised that being emotional does not challenge one’s masculinity, reported Contactmusic. “Growing up in Australia, my opinion of masculin-
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ity is that you don’t show your feelings. A real man doesn’t cry. My father is classic English - emotionally shut down - although in the past 10 years, he seems to have cried at every family reunion,” Jackman said. “The real measure of a man is to be you. It’s OK to show emotion. After traveling to Italy I’ve learnt that I prefer their way. There, men can show emotion; they can be affectionate and still be masculine,” he added. The actor is married to 57-yearold actress Deborra-Lee Furness, with whom he has two children, Oscar and Ava.
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21st Loyem Memorial NPL MATCHDAY 6 PREVIEWS Open Championship U nited Redskins came from behind to force a draw against a robust Dimapur United on Wednesday. URFC are high on confidence after a strong showing and they will be eager to put in another similar performance against Dynamic this weekend. Dynamic were involved in a high scoring match during the midweek against Naga Tornadoes. They lost out in the end but there were plenty of positives to take from that match. Dimapur United are 4th on the table and are currently 7 points adrift of pace setters Veda FC. A draw in their last outing underlines their sluggish start to the season and they need to be more assertive in their approach if they are to catch up with the front-runners. A positive result against league leaders Veda FC will be a huge morale booster on Saturday. Veda FC, on the other hand, continued their ruthless winning streak when they crushed archrivals Kohima Komets 5-1 on Wednesday. They debutants have already opened up a 6 point lead at the top and they will
Match between Royal Impact FC, Longkhim and Bolster FC.
SHIMlA, OCTOBER 11 (IANS): After Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh Friday announced to open his academy in association with the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) in its picturesque stadium in Dharamsala. Both academies are being set up to boost the standards of cricketing talent
across the region, the HPCA said in a statement. "HPCA is the best-in-class facilities available to cricketers. I am certain that cricket enthusiasts all over the region will soon benefit from the cricket academy that I plan to set up there," Harbhajan said in a statement. HPCA president Anurag Thakur said "it's indeed a
proud moment for all of us at HPCA to associate ourselves with truly world class cricketers like Harbhajan and Yuvraj". The HPCA stadium, some 250 km from here, is located at an altitude of 4,000 feet above sea level, with the mighty snow-clad Dhauladhar Ranges forming the backdrop.
SHANGHAI, OCTO BER 11 (AP): Juan Martin del Potro and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga moved closer to wrapping up spots in the ATP Finals with commanding quarterfinal wins at the Shanghai Masters on Friday. Del Potro had 27 winners and only eight unforced errors in a 6-3, 6-3 win over Spain's Nicolas Almagro, while Tsonga dispatched Germany's Florian Mayer 6-2, 6-3. Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, has been steadily working his way back up the rankings after a wrist injury ruined his 2010 season. The Argentine moved back into the top five for the first time in more than three years on Monday, and he believes he's capable of challenging Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray for Grand Slam titles again. A win in Shanghai would make a statement: He's never won a Masters title and he may need to get through both Nadal and Djokovic to do so. "I felt close to them in some parts of the year, some matches during this year, like in Wimbledon (where he lost in the semifinals to Djokovic), or when I beat Djokovic (and) Murray in Indian Wells," he said. "I'm doing well at the moment. Could be fantastic for me if I finish the year top five, top six, playing the (ATP Finals) in London." The Argentine can clinch a berth in the yearend championships by making the Shanghai final. Tsonga is also on the comeback trail. The flashy Frenchman missed several months with a knee injury and also parted ways with his coach, Roger Rasheed, after less than a year. He's slipped to No. 9 in the rankings — his lowest position in two years. "I missed the game and it was tough to see my friends play," Tsonga said about his injury lay-
off. "But anyway, you know, sometime it's good because it makes your mind clear, so after that you come back sometimes stronger. That's what I will try to do." Tsonga moved into the eighth and final qualify-
ing spot for the ATP Finals with his win on Friday, just ahead of compatriot Richard Gasquet. His semifinal opponent could be Djokovic — a player he's had trouble with in recent years. Tsonga won five of their first seven
matches but the Serb has taken the last eight. Djokovic, the defending champion, plays Frenchman Gael Monfils in the quarterfinals later Friday, while Nadal goes up against Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka.
4 goals to nil. Hanglem (7) scored 2 goals. Gabriel and Albert contributed a goal each. In the second match, Tsiri (19) netted a goal for Royal Impact FC, Longkhim while Longsha (12) and Pukao (8) scored a goal each for Bolster FC. Bolster FC won the match.
Harbhajan to set up academy in HPCA stadium
be keen to keep the terrific run going against Dimapur United. Doyang FC got their first point of the season playing away at Mokokchung on Wednesday. They will look to use this positive result and turn their season around when they take on Zonipang SA at the weekend. Zonipang’s impressive run continued last Wednes-
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day when they held defending champions Barak to a draw. They are placed 5th on the table with seven points and they will look to add more points to the tally when they play Doyang FC on Saturday in Kohima. Kohima Komets host Barak FC in the second game at the IG Stadium. Matchday 5 witnessed a sur-
Kohima Press Club holds sports meet
KOHIMA, OCTOBER 11 (MExN): The Kohima Press Club held its Sports’ Meet today in four disciplines including Chess, Table Tennis, Carrom both for men and women and Chinese checkers exclusively for women. The prizes and certificates for the winners were given away by Angami Students’ Union President, Zakie Khate and NEPS Editor, Oken Jeet Sandham. The Kohima Press Club has in the meantime extended its deepest gratitude to Duosanyü Keditsü, Proprietor of NM Cable and Hewoto Jakhalu, PS to Parliamentary Secretary for Soil & Water Conservation and Fisheries, Shetoyi, for sponsoring the prize money and the sports’ meet respectively.
TuENSANG, OCTOBER 11 (MExN): The second day of the 21st Loyem Memorial Senior Soccer Open Championship witnessed two matches. The first match was played between Youngsters and Scavenger FC XI, in which the latter won the match by
Matches on saturday, october 12
dimapur, ddsc stadium United Redskins FC vs Dynamic FC Dimapur United FC vs Veda FC Kohima, IG stadium Doyang FC vs Zonipang SA Kohima Komets vs Barak FC Mokokchung, Imkongmeren sports complex Sangpang FC vs FC Naga Tornadoes
prise result when Komets were on the wrong end of the scoreline going down 5-1 to newcomers and current league leaders Veda FC. Inconsistency has marred Barak's camp and they ought to fine-tune their overall game and bring back the sting that they won last year's title with. Kohima football fans can expect another thrilling encounter when these two powerhouses lock horns on Saturday. Sangpang FC playing their 2nd consecutive home game on Saturday comes into the match after managing a draw against Doyang FC last gameweek. The Mokokchung outfit will have the crowd behind them but they have to be resilient against a fluid Naga Tornadoes team. Naga Tornadoes had a galloping victory over Dynamic FC on Wednesday finding the back of the net nine times, a match that saw a record 14 goals scored. FCNT are currently placed 2nd on the table with a game in hand and another win will put continued pressure on the league leaders. By NPL Pundits
Chess (Men) First: Duosanyü Keditsü Second: Akielie Yano
Table Tennis (Men) First: H. Chishi Second: Victor Dzüvichü Carrom (Men) First: Narain B Nagar Second: Kopelo Krome Chess (Women) First: Athe Rhi Second: Emilo Khuvung Carrom (Women) First: Emilo Khuvung Second: Asenuo Eric Miachieo Table Tennis (Women) First: Achum Mozhui Second: Athe Rhi Participants at the Kohima Press Club Sports’ Meet.
Chinese Checkers (Women) First: Khriezovonuo Lhoungu Second: Vishü Rita Krocha.
Del Potro, Tsonga reach semifinals in Shanghai
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