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The Morung Express Dimapur VOL. VIII ISSUE 221
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By Sandemo Ngullie
Dimapur | August 12
Half of Nagaland under darkness for 24 hours Kohima, august 12 (Pti): Almost the half of Nagaland, including the state capital Kohima, was reeling under darkness for 24 hours before power supply was restored this evening. Of the 11 districts of the state, power supply to five -- Kohima, Wokha, Phek, Kiphire and Tuensang -- had been affected on Friday due to collapse of a transmission pylon of Dimapur-Kohima 132 KV transmission line at 6th Mile in a petrol pump fire, a power department release said today. Though supply was restored on the same night using an alternative 132 KV transmission line through Imphal-KarongKohima line, it broke down again last evening resulting in the five districts experiencing black-outs. Finally, the supply was restored in those districts at around 6pm on Monday, power department sources said. Power supply in Dimapur has improved this morning but other districts had to bear with the power cut till the evening.
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Kohima, august 12 (DiPR): Nagaland Chief Secretary, Alemtemshi Jamir held a meeting with the AHoDs and some HODs on August 12 to streamline and centralize all government advertisement through the department of IPR. It was discussed that the department of IPR has to work out on modalities and cooperation with other departments. The Chief Secretary said that the advertisement system should not have double norms and that it should be a single window, adding that it would be good for the departments as well as the government. In this connection, he suggested that every government advertisement of flagship programmes and centrally sponsored schemes should be routed through IPR department for issue and payment of bills on behalf of the departments. He also said that a one window system of advertising should be evolved, which should have a mechanism based on a computerized cell. He stated that all press releases, government notice/circulars should be circulated by the IPR department through existing departmental website portals and mass ‘sms’ messaging facilities or be issued by IPR to newspapers for publication in the engagement columns.
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nagaland, why we need tissue culture! K. Filip Sumi
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Nagaland is home to a variety of medicinal aromatic plants, rare species of orchids, rich agricultural crops etc. However, rampant collection of these plants and deforestation has resulted in depletion of the state’s rich biodiversity. Additionally, lack of quality planting material has become a major constraint for overall development of the agro sector in Nagaland, where farmers have no choice but to resort to low quality planting materials which end up in catastrophe, as the full potential of the plants are not realized. Enormous funds are spent annually by government agencies and organizations dealing in land-based activities for procurement of tissue culture seedlings and plantlets from outside the state at exorbitant cost. In such a scenario, Tissue Culture can be a saviour to endangered species of plants, herbs and also to farmers, who will receive disease-free high quality planting materials.
pathogens and quicker growth than the normal plant. Plant tissue culture is a technique that helps in regenerating a whole plant from a small tissue or a cell. Tissue culturing does not reduce the original quality of the mother plant but enhances rapid growth and increases chances of being disease-free.
What is tissue culture? Tissue culture is the production of exact copies of plants under sterile condition with highly reduced chances of diseases, pests,
Tissue Culture Laboratory The Tissue Culture Laboratory at 4th Mile Dimapur was established during 2001-02 by the Agriculture department for micropropagation of Sugarcane; however poor infrastructure, lack of trained man power, selection of crop etc prevented it from taking off. Ten years later, the department revived the laboratory during 2011-12. Additional Director, Department of Agriculture, Tekatoshi attributes the laboratory’s revival to DK Chetri, Senior Technical Officer, Tissue Culture Laboratory 4th Mile. “Under the initiative of Chetri, the tissue laboratory has been revived,” Tekatoshi attests. He, however, said that the laboratory is still in its infancy. A recent report submitted to the Government by Chetri, stated that during 2012-13, the laboratory successfully cultured tissue culture planting material of Banana (Variety:
DimaPuR, august 12 (mExN): The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has once again reminded JEE and NEET candidates to submit their educational documents for verification at the NSF office on or before August 20. The NSF in a press note issued by its Vice President and Secretary for Education informed that out of the 178 JEE and 123 NEET students who have been selected, only 84 JEE and 64 NEET students have turned up for verification so far. The NSF said that the verification process is being carried out to authenticate non Nagas using Naga
names, “who are trying to avail opportunities at the cost of genuine Naga Indigenous inhabitants.” It said that the purpose for such verification is to have better communication with the students, so as to extend all possible help. Therefore the federation has appealed for all students and parents to cooperate with it “for the greater interest of our future generation.” The note further reaffirmed and reiterated “the solemn stand of NSF on Nagas by blood not by adoption, particularly in terms of employment and academic opportunities.” “The NSF have been strongly op-
A culture of scientific agriculture to benefit the environment and the economy
Senior Technical Officer, DK Chetri performs a sub-culturing of Bamboo at the Laminer Hood inside the Tissue Culture Laboratory in 4th Mile, Dimapur. (Morung Photo)
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Crop Banana Orchids
Variety Qty. produced Qty distributed Status/To whom Issued Grand Naine 5000 4300 saplings KVK, Farmers & Others Hybrid Vanda 3500 nil Under hardening
G-9) and Orchids (Variety: Hybrid Vanda). Around 5000 Orchid Hybrid Vanda, currently under hardening have already been booked by florists. Other activities undertaken by the Labo-
ratory during 2012-13 include production of 20,000 Mandarin Orange saplings through seed culture from the seeds procured from the state Horticulture Department. It was distributed to the farmers.
posing the adoption of non Nagas by Nagas and thereby using Naga names,” it added. While stating that the NSF is making a constant endeavor to check “such misuse and practices of seizing the opportunities in both academic and employment avenues by pseudo Nagas,” it also requested all indigenous Nagas to be vigilant and to bring such matters to the NSF’s notice. It also cautioned all “pseudo Nagas to immediately stop from usurping the right of the Indigenous Nagas or else face dire consequences if caught in this said abominable act.”
Kohima, august 12 (mExN): A driver of the Kohima Municipal Council was reportedly killed in a suspected hit and run case here this morning at Para Medical colony. Sources said that police recovered the dead-body at around 7:00 am below Assamese Church in Para Medical colony after colony members informed that a bus had run over a passerby. The victim was identified as Yanpvüo Ngullie in his late 20s, s/o Ezupo Ngullie of Pangti village, Wokha district.
NSF reminds JEE & NEET candidates for verification
One killed in Kohima
Another bomb explosion in Dimapur Crude bomb hurled at warehouse, no injuries reported
DimaPuR, august 12 (mExN): Dimapur experienced yet another explosion, less than a week after the August 7 blast at a jewellery workshop at Thakurbari, Marwari Patti. Unidentified assailants hurled an explosive device at a warehouse located at Marwari Patti at around 7:20 pm on Monday, August 12. The impact of the blast created a small crater, two to three inches deep and about a foot in diameter. No human casualty was reported as the warehouse was deserted at the time. The warehouse belonged to one Rhino Roadways Corporation. The motive could not be established but police suspect it to be a case of intimi-
The push-cart which was destroyed by the impact of the explosive. (Morung Photo)
dation. On the other hand, the proprietor told police that no threat or monetary demand was involved.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner, who was at the site, construed that it is unlikely that the blast could
be related to the Independence Day celebration on August 15, while adding that it is something of a totally different nature. The explosive is suspected to be a low intensity crude bomb, which was hurled from the road. It landed on a push-cart, destroying the cart and shattered a glass frame kept a few feet away. No traces of shrapnel were found but police said that the bomb squad will comb the site for any signs of clue. With regard to the August 7 blast, police said that investigators have got some leads but added that at the current stage of investigation, the credibility of the leads could not be stated for sure.
Currently, the Laboratory is working on standardization of tissue culture protocols for Sugarcane (CoJor-1 & Co-1108) and Bamboo (Bambusa Tulda). Mass culturing of Banana (Amrit sagar) is
also being carried out. However, the Laboratory faces regular constraints like irregular and fluctuating power and dearth of well trained manpower. At present the laboratory production capacity is 10,000 plantlets but with modest works, it can be upgraded to produce 1 lakh planting materials annually. With proper equipments and trained manpower, the infrastructure could comfortably produce 1 lakh plantlets annually. The Additional Director informed of demands for Bamboo plantlets and Orchids from both government and other agencies. Nagaland bamboo development agency during 2006 had endeavoured to expand the Bamboo area and targeted 50,000 ha to be completed by the 12th plan. Till date, only 50% of the area could be covered by use of vegetative propagation. However, the cost involved is high due to bulkiness of planting materials. Propagation through seed is not a viable option as the seed is not available freely and has poor germination ability. Moreover, some species cannot be propagated through seeds. Hence, the alternative is to use Tissue culture plants. However, this too needs to be procured from outside the state at exorbitant
rates. Tekatoshi admits that the cost of procuring tissue culture seedlings from outside incurs a lot of expenditure. Products/facilities of the Laboratory could be outsourced to other line departments and organizations such as Bamboo mission, Bio-resource Mission, Central Institute of Horticulture, KVKs, Department of Horticulture, Forest and interested NGOs. “We are planning to expand the Tissue Laboratory to some possible extent if the government is willing to provide fund,” Tekatoshi says. He also spoke about strengthening the existing laboratory, as demands have been incoming from NBDA and other departments on a large scale. Chetri suggests that the Government may initially focus on production of quality planting material in bamboo, medicinal and aromatic plants, orchids and high value horticultural crops. The Laboratory faces shortage of subject related experts as a many Biotechnology students resort to teaching after completing studies. Tekatoshi says that TissueCultureisagoodscope for local entrepreneurs having requisite knowledge in the field. He expressed optimism that, with sincere officers coming up, the Department would grow.
DAn iii to demonstrate unity of alliance in polls CM Chang gets NPF party ticket for bye-election Chizokho Vero Kohima | August 12
Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) III’s consensus candidate for the upcoming 51 Noksen A/C bye- election, CM Chang today received the NPF party ticket at the ticket distribution ceremony held in Kohima at the NPF central office. Bye-election to 51 Noksen Assembly Constituency under Tuensang district is scheduled for September 4. The ticket was jointly handed over to Chang by Naga People’s Front (NPF) President Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu; BJP state unit President, Dr. Chuba Ao and JDU state unit President, Mhonjan in the presence of Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio and several other party leaders. Dr. Shürhozelie administered the oath of pledge to CM Chang. He further thanked the BJP and JDU for endorsing CM Chang as DAN consensus candidate for the ensuing polls. Shurhozelie appealed to party workers and leaders to remain sincere to the decision of the party and at the same time requested the party leaders of Tuensang District to remain faithful to the party principles. The NPF president informed that CM Chang would file his nomination on August 16 at Tuensang and requested all
NPF president Dr. Shurhozelie administers the oath of pledge to DAN consensus candidate CM Chang for the forthcoming 51 Noksen A/C bye-election at the NPF Central Office, Kohima on August 12. (Morung Photo)
party leaders in Tuensang District to be present on that day. Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio in his address also thanked the DAN partners for endorsing CM Chang as consensus candidate and urged upon party leaders and functionaries to campaign hard and ensure his victory with a thumping majority. “I feel that it is a time to demonstrate our unity and DAN alliance spirit,” he said. Rio also proposed formation of bye-election campaign committee to work out campaign strategy and to face the election in a systematic manner. He also called upon the party workers assigned to carry out election related campaign to adhere to the election model code of conduct. Rio said that although NCP has no prepoll alliance with DAN, it is presently supporting the government, and as such should also be invited to cooperate with DAN in this
bye-election. BJP state unit President, Dr. Chuba Ao requested all party workers in Tuensang district to work together to ensure the victory of CM Chang. JDU state unit president Mhonjan challenged the party workers to be honest, faithful and work hard so that CM Chang comes out successfully. “All the party workers should work hard for the success of the candidate,” he said. In his speech CM Chang thanked the DAN partners for endorsing his candidature. Stating that the roads have developed blockage in the constituency due to landslides, he urged that the matter be taken up with the concerned department for clearance of such portions so that the electioneering process is not hampered. Earlier, the function was chaired by NPF working President Apong Pongener while State Planning Board (SPB) Deputy Chairman P. Longon proposed vote of thanks.
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UN unit documents film on women farmers
Aims to study ‘Gender Responsive Budgeting at Mokokchung under ATMA Prog’
The documentary team at Atenla’s farm school, Kubulong.
Mokokchung, August 12 (MExn): A fivemember team of United Nations entity of women arrived Mokokchung on August 7 to prepare a video documentary of the successful initiatives promoted under the State Ex-
tension Reforms Scheme (ATMA), Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. The team was led by Moumita Sarkar, Program Assistant, UN Women Office for India, Qatar, Mal-
In view of erratic power supply, there is huge demand for solar devices by individuals in Nagaland. Sharing his view to The Morung Express, New & Renewable Energy (NRE) director Er. T.S. Angami maintained that there is huge demand for solar devices especially solar lamp and solar home light in the state. He however, regretted that the department was not in position to meet the requirements due to limited fund. Out of 2200 applicants, the department could distribute 1300 solar devices (800 solar lamps and 500) to the individuals and but unfortunately it could not provide to 900 applicants this time due to limited fund. “The demand is still very high,” he said adding that it had received another 150 fresh applications. Stating that the government has completely cut off the funds to the department during the current state plan 2013-14, the director expressed worry as to how to meet the huge demand. At this rate, he said there would be no distribution of solar lamp and solar room light next year. The director said the distribution of solar devices at the
subsidized rate depend on availability of fund. In the meantime, he said that solar streetlights have been installed in Mokokchung district, some villages in Kohima, Zunheboto and Dimapur districts. He also stated that installation of solar streetlight numbering 164 will be completed within this week in Kohima village. In the meantime, he expressed dismay over the damage of some solar streetlights installed by the NRE department for Night Bazaar purpose from TCP Gate to Razhu Point and beyond. The director also expressed concern over some unauthorized people collecting money from the villagers/individuals for solar devices purpose. He reminded the individuals that they have to remit money to this office only and not through other routes. For solar street light purpose, it should come through proper channel solely authorized by the concerned village councils and colony panchayats. The Director also stated that the department will be installing 500 number of the main solar street lights (36 watts) in Kohima under solar city programme from Lerie to High School Junction. However, sanction is yet to come, he said.
tsEMinyu, August 12 (DiPR): The monthly SDPDB meeting of Tseminyu was held at the ADC’s Conference Hall on August 12 with Nagaland Deputy Speaker, Er. Levi as Chairman who was accorded a formal welcomed before commencing the meeting. The house also welcomed BDO Tseminyu, BDO Chunlikha. One of the main agenda discussed during the meeting was the establishment of Fire Station at Tseminyu for which the Chairman stated that availability and
acquisition of land is the stepping stone for development and entrusted the Administration Authority under the ADC to expedite land acquisition process to start the required work. The House also deliberated on construction of SDPO office, department’s quarters necessary infrastructure which will be required by the office, once it is upgraded in the sub-division beside other infrastructural needs at the present Police station. During the minute re-
Demand increases for solar devices in Nagaland
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The team taking a shot of Alilenden SHG, Khensa village.
dives and Sri Lanka. The video documentation of ‘Gender Responsive Budgeting at Mokokchung under ATMA Programme’ is to document the several initiatives undertaken in the CSS ‘Support to State Extension Reforms Pro-
gramme’ (ATMA). The documentation in specific is to study the impact of expenditures and performances by women farmers, who under cafeteria of activities are allocated 30% of resource meant for programmes and activi-
ties and their empowerment through agricultural sector. A press note received here stated that the team guided by Dr. Amenla, LTO, ATMA SNO Office, Director of Agriculture, Lipok Jamir, Coordinator, ATMA Mo-
kokchung and other BTT officers and functionaries of ATMA Mokokchung assisted in filming. The team filmed the achievements of Tsungmi FIG involved in cultivations of mushroom, cowpea and quality protein maize, Ungma village; Azungla, a progressive poultry farmer and block farmers advisory committee member from Chuchuyimpang village; Lensen SHG, a successful ten-member women eri farmers group, Kubulong; Alilenden SHG, a very determined and achiever women group involved in integrated farming from Khensa village; Atenla Sungyo, farmer-teacher of Tangli Ait Farm School and the lone woman farmer representative nominated as member of the National Farmers Advisory Committee by ATMA Nagaland.
‘Circle of Friends’ donates resting place to Chuchuyimpang village
In a noble gesture, a group of young men in Chuchuyimpang village built a resting place the village and donated it to the village. The resting place named as ‘Ti Semtu’ was formally inaugurated by the president of Mokokchung Chamber of Commerce & Industries (MCCI), Moasangba Jamir here today in the presence of Chuchuyimpang Village Council, Church and students’ union representatives. The MCCI president, Moasangba Jamir, who
hails from Chuchuyimpang village, highly praised the group of young men called ‘Circle of Friends’ for building the resting place at their own expense for the beautification of the village. He challenged the other groups and organizations in the village to emulate the good gesture of the ‘Circle of Friends’ and come forward and initiate such activities for the welfare and beauty of the village. While praising the different activities being undertaken at the village, Moasangba maintained that the village is being de-
veloped at a great pace because of the unity of the villagers and also because of the good leadership in the village council, VDB and the church. He challenged the villagers to be more united and work tirelessly since the General Conference of the Ao Student’s Conference (AKM) will be held in the village next year. Nonetheless, the MCCI president also lauded the different government department like Rural Development, PHE, Power, Roads & Bridges, Forest, Agriculture etc for their immense contributions in developing the village.
Moasangba also predicted that Chuchuyimpang village, which is located four kilometers away from Mokokchung town, will become a very important village since the population of Mokokchung town is increasing rapidly; therefore he asked the villagers to keep a vision and work for the future. A member from the ‘Circle of Friends’, Satemtoshi, while highlighting about the background of the group, said that there are eight members in the ‘Circle of Friends’. It was formed in the year 1998 simply to keep their friendship alive. In 1998, the eight of them collected Rs 100 each and kept it as their fund. Over the years, the fund increased and this year, they decided to build the resting place to beautify the village. Representatives from the village council, Chuchuyimpang Baptist Church and Chuchuyimpang Students Union also spoke at the programme. It may be noted here that Chuchuyimpang is one of the biggest and most developed villages in Mokokchung district. The village will be hosting the 66th General Conference in January 2013.
view of the last meeting, the Board’s Educational Corpus Fund cash award for high school and higher secondary school meritorious students studying within the sub-division in Government schools were discussed and model certificates pattern was handed over to the Chairman by Sub-Divisional Education Officer for approval by the higher authority. The Chairman also appreciated and thanked the members, the department, public leaders, churches,
students and the general public for their cooperation during the mass social work along the NH -2. He along with the members also congratulated Gwatilo Magh, SDEO Tseminyu for getting the award of Governor’s Commendation Certificate in recognition of his commitment, dedication and contribution for the society through his noble career as a teacher, educator and a visionary. In the next meeting, Agri-Department is entrusted to present its departmental profile.
DiMAPuR, August 12 (MExn): As per the directive of Chief Electoral Officer, Nagaland, the ADC & Electoral Registration Officer Dimapur K Tarep Imchen has informed to all Booth Level Officers (BLOs) under Dimapur district that verification of possible errors in the Electoral Rolls 2013 are to be carried out for necessary rectification.
Therefore, all concerned BLOs are directed to collect the list of possible errors of E-Rolls 2013 under their assigned polling station from the DC’s office on August 20 without fail. Failing which stern action as per provision under RE Rules shall be initiated against erring BLOs. Further, no individual intimidation will be issued for this programme.
MCCI president, Moasangba Jamir along with Chuchuyimapng Village Council, Chuchuyimpang Baptist church and students union members at the ‘Ti Semtu’, a resting place at Chuchuyimpang on August 12. (Morung Photo) Our Correspondent Chuchuyimpang | August 12
SDPDB Tseminyu discusses establishment of Fire Station Dimapur BLOs notified on verification of E-Rolls 2013
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REONGSANGER CLUB MOPUNGCHUKET NAGALAND
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FELICITATION The Reongsanger Club Mopungchuket would like to convey our heartiest congratulation to S. Bendangnukshi Jamir a bonafide and senior member of the club for selection by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) to participate in the 5th Badminton World Senior Championships to be held at Ankara, Turkey in the 2nd week of September 2013 along with his partner K. Kire the former DGP Nagaland, Representing India. We the members of Reongsanger Club Mopungchuket wishes him and his partner all the best and great success and pray that they would bring laurels to the country and the State of Nagaland.
Y K Imkongliba President Reongsanger Club Mopungchuket.
Sashinungsang Secretary Reongsanger Club Mopungchuket.
Youngs’ Club Dimapur (YCD) and Walford Area Youth Organization celebrated ‘International Youth Day’ on the theme “Youth migration: Moving development forward” by organizing a programme in the chapel hall of Bethesda Higher Secondary School on Monday. Seen in the picture is YCD president, Jenpu Rongmei, receiving cash donated by third semester students of Govt. HSS Dimapur, towards the ‘Care and Hope’ project run by YCD. An extempore speech competition on the theme was also held to mark the day. (Morung Photo)
Members of Baptist Pastors’ Fellowship, Meluri Town participate at the cleanliness drive in the town on August 10. Various denominational churches and communities in Meluri town participated.
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Volunteers from Kiphire District Administration along with various departments, Kiphire Town Council, Civil Societies (NGOs) Bharat Scouts & Guides and citizens of all wards and colonies of Kiphire town participates in the sanitation drive in and around Kiphire town on August 10. (DIPR Photo)
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Government employees and citizen of Mon town participate in the mass social work held at Mon town on August 10. Government employees led by the heads of the department, civil societies, business establishment, educational institutions and the public of Mon took active participation in the mass social work. (DIPR Photo)
370 school students attend ‘Creative Activities’ workshop
A student from Ekalavya Model Residential School gives his feedback during the closing function of the workshop on ‘Creative Activities.’
DiMAPuR, August 12 (MExn): NEZCC in association with the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), New Delhi conducted a 5-day workshop on ‘Creative Ac-
tivities’ for the school students from August 5 to 9 at the NEZCC Complex. Altogether 370 school students from various schools of Dimapur attended the workshop.
A press note issued by NEZCC Director, Som Kamei stated that the workshop was a grand success where the students learned various creative arts such as Folk Dances, Patriotic Songs in different Indian languages and various crafts including Terracotta during the period. The participants in the closing function expressed happiness and gratitude to the organizers for giving them such an exposure. The programme is part of the collaborative effort of NEZCC and other cultural organizations under the Ministry of Culture to promote and disseminate traditional cultural knowledge amongst the students’ community.
Many palatial buildings are coming up in the rural areas of Nagaland state. Seen is the Ziphenyu Community Hall under Tseminyu sub division of Kohima district. This building was constructed under MGNREGS during 2011-12. (Morung Photo)
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Delhi Public School Dimapur bagged the Champions Trophy at All India Inter DPS Western Vocal Music Festival 2013 held at DPS Indirapuram, New Delhi on August 3, outperforming DPS RK Puram in the final round. Judges and the audience appreciated the performance of the children widely.
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Gangte to contest from Outer Manipur Imphal, august 12 (ptI): Former Lok Sabha member and president of the Manipur unit of Trinamool Congress Kim Gangte will contest from the Outer Manipur Parliamentary constituency in the forthcoming elections next year, party's general secretary Th Inaocha said on Monday. Inaocha said All India Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee has cleared Gangte's name. Gangte had represented the constituency once but she did not contest the last election. Inaocha said the party would also field candidate in the Inner Manipur Parliamentary constituency for which the name of the candidate would be announced in due course. Manipur has two parliamentary constituencies--Outer Manipur (hill areas) and Inner Manipur (valley areas).
ATSUM threatens agitation
Imphal, august 12 (NNN): The All Tribal Students Union, Manipur (ATSUM) has threatened to agitate from next month onwards if the state government does not implement its earlier assurance with regard to the filling up of vacant posts for Sceduled Tribe (ST) at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) by August 31. According to ATSUM, on several occasions, it had submitted memorandums to the state government and on June 12, the chief minister himself had assured the students' body that it would take action on the former's demand. ATSUM said it had also apprised the Director of JNIMS and all the concerned tribal ministers and MLAs in this connection earlier. Numerous posts of ST category have been lying vacant, according to ATSUM. "The authority concerned had filled up few posts in each category of staff but majority of the posts meant for ST have not been filled up," pointed out ATSUM and asserted, "If the concerned authority is not competent enough to recruit staff, we the student body will recruit staff by ourselves."
Myanmar national arrested in Manipur
Imphal, august 12 (ptI): A team of Customs Preventive Force (CPF) has seized 3883 tablets, worth over Rs 34 lakhs, being smuggled into Manipur by a Myanmarese national at Moreh in Chandel district, the police said on Monday. The 46-year-old Myanmarese national, MG Win Men, has been arrested, the police said. Acting on a tip-off, the CPF personnel who were deployed at Moreh ward number three on Saturday to check people entering the town from neighbouring country, spotted the man moving around in a suspicious manner. After checking, the CPF personnel found 3883 tablets, known as 'World is Yours' tablets, used by party revellers, in his possession.
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Two GJM leaders arrested in Darjeeling DarjeelINg, august 12 (IaNs): A vice president of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and a leader of its women's wing were among those arrested as the indefinite shutdown in northern West Bengal's Darjeeling Hills continued for the 10th day Monday. An all party meeting convened by the GJM in Darjeeling and attended by eight parties including the BJP and some hillbased outfits - decided to come under one platform in support of Gorkhaland and said the hill development body, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration needed to be repealed "at an appropriate time". GJM vice president and elected GTA member Kalyan Dewan was picked up from Kalimpong town in connection with some old cases of rioting, damaging public property and putting up blockades, said Additional Superintendent of Police (Kalimpong) Songmit Lepcha. Geeta Chettri, leader of the GJM's Nari Morcha, was picked up from Darjeeling for her alleged involvement in some old cases, police
said. Two other GJM leaders, Samir Tirua and Sachin Tamang, were nabbed from Mirik in Kurseong, said Kurseong sub-divisional police officer Neema Lama. Around 220 GJM leaders and workers have been arrested from the three hill sub-divisions -- Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong -- of Darjeeling district in the ongoing crackdown by police and paramilitary forces since the party renewed its movement for a separate state of Gorkhaland and started the indefinite shutdown Aug 3. Armed with a Calcutta High Court order asking the state government to prevent forcible shutdowns, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday had given a 72-hour deadline to the GJM to withdraw the shutdown or face "strong action". Noting that the 72-hour ultimatum set by Banerjee was not a West Bengal government deadline, rather a court order, the GJM Sunday said it will continue its indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling Hills Monday, but without violating the court's directive. The GJM supremo as-
GJM announces 4-day relaxation Buddhist monks
serted there would be a 'peoples' curfew' beginning Tuesday, with a 24-hour relaxation Thursday on the occasion of Independence Day. The all-party meeting at the Gymkhana Club was boycotted by the state's ruling Trinamool Congress, opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist and the Gorkha National Liberation Front. Among those present were the GJM, All India Gorkha League and the Communist Party of Revolutionary Marxists. "All eight parties which have supported Gorkhaland will be under one platform. There will be no opposition in the hills
now," said Gurung. "An all party meeting will take place on Aug 16 to decide the organizational setup. The house also agreed that GTA needs to be repealed but at an appropriate time." The parties condemned the "recent police atrocities" and extended support for the public curfew. The administration is on alert following an attempt by GJM supporters from various areas of the hills to converge at Chawkbazar of Darjeeling town. Gurung has ruled out any talks with the state government, saying the GJM would only deal with the
Imphal, august 12 (NNN): The first day of the 48 hour bandh in Naga inhabited areas of Manipur passed peacefully. Both inter-state public transports and inter-district transports in the Naga dominated districts of Tamenglong, Senapati, Ukhrul and Chandel stayed off the roads on August 12. Shops, educational institutions and other business activities were also halted. UNC Vice President, Warngam Anal informed that so far there has been no response from the government side. He reiterated that even after the 48-hour bandh gets over, the series of agitation announced earlier would be enforced immediately after the total bandh. Meanwhile, reports from Tamenglong district informed that the BRTF did not carry out road construction works today due to the UNC bandh along the National Highway 37. Railway track construction works were also halted. The UNC is agitating in protest against the non-re-
sumption of tripartite talks on the Nagas demand for an 'Alternative Arrangement' in Manipur. On August 5, the UNC leaders in a meeting held at Senapati had decided to resort to series of agitations including a 48hour total bandh, indefinite banning of national projects under its jurisdiction and boycotting of Independence Day celebrations. "The non receipt of response from the Government of India to the submission of the UNC dated July 15 for indicating the date for the next round (6th) of tripartite talk of the GoI, Government of Manipur and the Nagas on the demand for an 'alternative arrangement' outside the government of Manipur was taken up among other agenda in the meeting of the Presidential Council of the UNC held at Tahamzam (Senapati) on the 5th August, 2013," the UNC had said. The UNC had earlier stated that the delay in convening the 6th round of talk even after lapse of more than five months since the last talk and the non receipt
of any communication from the government of India to the request for indicating the date for the next round of talk reflects “insincerity and lack of seriousness of the government of India in taking forward the dialogue process that it has initiated, to its logical conclusion.” Therefore in protest against the attitude of the GoI, the UNC had decided that a 48-hour total bandh would be observed in Naga areas from the midnight of August 11 to midnight of August 13. Medical services, fire-brigade, media, power and telecommunication departments and observation of Bolbum ritual are be exempted from the purview of the total bandh. The UNC also said the Naga people will abstain from participation in the 66th Indian Independence Day celebration. It also said a ban on all construction works of Central Projects such as the TransAsian Railway line and Power Grid line would be observed indefinitely till otherwise decided.
guWahatI, august 12 (ageNcIes): A recent survey carried out by a Vadodara-based research centre stating that India has lost around 20 per cent of its languages in the past five decades just shows how much some indigenous languages have suffered because of urbanization. The present situation for some indigenous languages in the northeast is not that comforting as well. According to the 2010 Unesco list of endangered languages, Bodo, Dimasa, Hmar, Karbi, Mizo, Angami, Baitei, Deuri, Khasi, Kabui, Koch, Ao, Konyak, Metei and Mech fall under the 'vulnerable' and 'definitely endangered' categories. The survey on the Indian languages was carried out by Bhasha Research and Publication Centre and its findings show that the country in the early '60s had 1,100 languages out of which 220 have disap-
agartala, august 12 (IaNs): India's first Cyber Forensic Laboratory (CFL) has been set up in Tripura, an official said Monday. The lab, established at the Tripura High Court will provide court case related information. "From the CFL, automatic SMS alert would go to both lawyers and the litigant about the fate of the court case. If any lawyer or the petitioner remains absent on the day of trial, the SMS alert would go to all concerned," a law department official told IANS. Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B. Lokur, who was earlier the chief justice of the Gauhati High
Court, inaugurated the CFL on Sunday. "We want decentralisation of legal services across the country. It is difficult to control everything from Delhi. High courts in the states would look after the lower courts to dispose the pending cases in the quickest possible time," Lokur said. "A National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) is being developed under the Supreme Court's supervision. All information about legal services, court cases and judicial actions would be available from the NJDG," Lokur said. The NJDG would be fully operational by January 2014. "So far, 13,000 judicial
officers, including judges, have been trained about the e-court system and to equip them with the ongoing modernisation of legal services. Several thousand judicial officers would be given training about this new system," Lokur said. To conduct an online trial, video conferencing systems are being expanded across the country, he said. "Under this system, any judge or lawyer sitting in the court can talk to the accused lodged in jails". Lokur first introduced the e-court programme in India when he was a judge in the Delhi High Court. He was a pioneer in introducing video conferencing systems be-
tween the Delhi High Court and Tihar jail in 2007. Of the 620 district courts in India, 140 have created their own websites to provide case related information, he said. "All e-court schemes would help judges take appropriate action for quick disposal of pending cases in various courts," he said. "With this new system of trial and administrative works, the litigants will be immensely benefited. It will save both time and money to get quick justice and prompt disposal of cases," Lokur added. Tripura High Court Chief Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Subhashish Talapatra also spoke about the lab.
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The intense security measures followed explosion of a powerful grenade in front of western gate of Ibobi Singh's official residence on Saturday by militant outfit People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak-Progressive, sources said. They said heavy forces have been deployed on the western, northern and eastern side of CM's residence adding that Manipur police headquarters are located at the southern side. Sources said forces attached to Imphal east and Imphal west district police stations have been launching combing operations in the past few days at various localities.
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DarjeelINg, august 12 (IaNs): The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Monday announced a four-day relaxation, beginning Thursday, in its ongoing indefinite shutdown in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills. The GJM, which had announced a day's relaxation on Independence Day, extended the relief till Aug 18. It will however go ahead with its scheduled programme of clamping a two-day "public curfew" in the region from Tuesday. "On 13 and 14 (Aug) there will be public curfew while the shutdown will be relaxed from 15th to 18," GJM chief Bimal Gurung said adding that the party will Friday decide on its future course of action in an all party meeting. "A resolution was taken in the all party meeting today (Monday) that there should be a 3-day relaxation from Aug 16-18. The GJM discussed it in the core committee meeting and supports the decision," he added. Life has been paralysed following an indefinite stir by the GJM pressing for a separate state of Gorkhaland.
central government. Trouble started afresh in the hills after the GJM stepped up its movement for Gorkhaland following the United Progressive Alliance's green light to a separate Telangana. There have also been two self immolation bids by Morcha activists with one of them succumbing. The Gorkhaland movement for a separate state -- to be carved out of parts of Darjeeling and its neighbouring Jalpaiguri district -- has left many dead over the past two-and-half decades, besides affecting the region's economy based on tea, timber and tourism.
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Heavy police force deployed in Manipur Imphal, august 12 (ptI): Heavy police forces have been deployed at the VIP area and market complex in the Manipur capital here ahead of Independence day celebrations which are being boycotted by the Coordination Committee (CORCOM) formed by major insurgent outfits, official sources said on Monday. All persons entering the VIP area at Babupara here where official residential complexes of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and his senior cabinet colleagues are located, have to write their name and address in a register book at the common gate, sources said.
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sIlIgurI, august 12 (IaNs): Around 12,000 Buddhist monks and students living in pagodas and monasteries of northern West Bengal's Darjeeling hills face an impending food crisis with the pro-Gorkhaland GJM-sponsored shutdown continuing for the tenth day Monday. Already there is a food shortage in the monasteries and Buddhist educational institutions scattered across the three Darjeeling hill sub-divisions -- Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has announced that it would begin a public curfew (urging the people to remain indoors) from Tuesday. "The situation is grim. We will face a grave food crisis if normal life continues to be stalled for some more days," said Himalayan Buddhist Cultural Association general secretary Sonam Lundrup Lama. Between 12,000 to 15,000 Buddhist monks and religious students reside in the monasteries and
Buddhist schools situated in places like Ghoom, Dali, Pokhrebung, Sonada, Rimbik, Kurseong, Tindharia, Kalimpong and Labha of the three hill sub-divisions. Some of the well-known monasteries are Sakya Monastery (Ghoom), Druk Thubten Sangag Choling Monastery, Yiga-Choling Buddhist Monastery and Bhutia Busty Monastery. "There is some resentment against the shutdown. We are planning to make an appeal to the GJM for supply of food stocks. If need be, we will go to GJM president Bimal Gurung. We are keeping a watch on the situation," said Lama. The monks live frugally, and do not keep stocks that last long. "As per our religious practice, the monks and the bhikkhus live off alms and donations collected from disciples, going door to door. Pilgrims to the monasteries and pagodas also offer donations. "Due to the shutdown, no vehicles are plying. The monks are unable to go to the villages. The pilgrims are also unable to visit the monasteries," Lama said.
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peared by now. "Many languages in different parts of the world are disappearing. In the Unesco list, the category of 'definitely endangered' languages considers only those that are no longer learnt by children at homes. There is, thus, an urgent need for creating awareness about these languages. The Unesco list could be a little exaggerated, but at the same time we should heed their warning so that these languages do not become extinct and the region lose its rich cultural heritage and diversity in the long run," said Dilip Kumar Klita director of Anundoram Borooah Institute of Language, Art and Culture (ABILAC). The institute has been actively involved in taking initiatives in making dictionaries of a trilingual kind so that users can relate to indigenous languages while looking for Assamese or English words.
In partial modification to the Commission’s notification of even number dated 9th August, 2013, the following rectification is being notified with reference to 1(One) Post of Junior Engineer (Drilling) (Cl-II Gazetted), under Geology & Mining. Whereas, Shri. Chumdemo Shitiri, bearing Roll Number 1648 who has not opted for item No. 7- Junior Engineer (Drilling) has been erroneously selected for the same. Hence, the recommendation of Shri. Chumdemo Shitiri for the post of Junior Engineer (Drilling) is hereby cancelled. It is further notified that Shri. Watilo Kez bearing Roll Number 1677 who is next in merit for the aforementioned post of Junior Engineer (Drilling) is hereby selected in place of Shri. Chumdemo Shitiri. The inadvertent error is deeply regretted. Sd/- SARAH R. RITSE Secretary, Nagaland Public Service Commission Kohima
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guWAHAtI, August 12 (PtI): Car maker Toyota Kirloskar Motor plans to expand its dealership network in the North East targetting “significant contribution” from this region even as its total sales in the country has fallen in recent months. The company, which is planning to set up an area office in Guwahati to boost sales in the region, will target smaller towns and open two more outlets by the end 2013. “The North Eastern market contributes 20 per cent of the total East market size, therefore making it a significant region for TKM. Right now we are focusing on expanding our dealer network in the North East with 9 dealer outlets by the end of 2013,” Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Deputy Managing Director and COO (Marketing and Commercial) Sandeep Singh told PTI. Out of that, Assam contributes the highest with an average of 81 per cent of the total North East sales of TKM. The company, which is a joint venture be-
tween Japanese auto giant Toyota and India’s Kirloskar group, currently has 7 dealerships in North East at Guwahati, Nagaon, Dibrugarh and Silchar in Assam; Shillong in Meghalaya; Dimapur in Nagaland and Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh. Talking about growth expectation from the market, TKM Senior Vice President (Sales and Marketing) N Raja said: “We expect the North East market to further grow when the overall market revives. As of now, our focus is to expand our dealer network in the North East and we are expecting a significant contribution from this part of the region. “ At present, the company is in the process of establishing and stabilising its network in the region, he added. “Our dealer expansion plans are based on the market potential... We will continue to expand our network and this thrust will largely be in smaller towns and cities,” Raja said. He said currently the entire North East market is
being addressed out of the East Regional Office in Kolkata. “We do intend to establish an Area Office in Guwahati but nothing has been finalised yet,” Raja said. Besides, TKM is establishing a Regional Parts Centre in Kolkata to cater to the East and North East region to reduce the lead time for service parts supply to dealership, he said. Talking about the models that are driving the company’s growth in the North East, Raja said Innova, Etios, Liva and Fortuner have seen very good response in the region. “We have also seen a growing demand for premium vehicles like Camry and Land Cruiser. There is a clear preference for diesel over petrol variants in this region,” he added. TKM, however, has been witnessing its vehicle sales in the country going down in recent months. It had reported 20.99 per cent decline in domestic sales at 11,515 units in July. During June also, sales fell 25.10 per cent at 11,010 units.
Apple to unveil next iPhone on September 10
August 12 (ReuteRs): Apple Inc, the world’s largest technology company, is expected to present its redesigned iPhone in September, according to technology blog AllThingsD. The blog cited sources as saying that Apple will unveil its next smart phone at a special event on Sept 10. The company was not immediately available for comment. Apple’s iPhone launches are among the mostwatched events on the tech industry calendar. Reuters reported in June that Apple is exploring launching iPhones with bigger screens, as well as cheaper models in a range of colors, over the next year, according to several sources with knowledge of the matter. The new iPhone would hit store shelves in time for the crucial holiday season.
Google launches Rs 12 cr hunt for India’s most innovative social entrepreneur
Pune, August 12 (Bs): Search giant Google is spending Rs 12 crore in hunt for India’s most innovative social entrepreneurs. Google today launched the Google Impact Challenge in India, asking Indian non-profits how they would use technology to tackle problems in India and around the world. The four submissions judged to be the best will each receive Rs 3 crore and technical assistance from Google to help make their project a reality. On the eve of India’s independence, Google is celebrating the spirit of creativity, diversity and entrepreneurship that are the hallmarks of the world’s largest democracy, by enabling the best
local non-profits that are using technology to make the world better, faster. This is also part of Google’s ongoing giving efforts. “Every year we give away approximately $100 million in grants, $1 billion in free and discounted apps and ads, and 50,000 employee volunteer hours around the world. In 2012, we launched the Global Impact awards to support entrepreneurial non-profits with a tech idea for how to change the world,” said the company’s press statement. Applications open today and Indian non-profits are invited to apply online by 5th September at: HYPERLINK “http://g.co/in-
diachallenge”. A team from Google will review applications and announce 10 finalists on October 21. In addition to backing Indian social innovators, Google wants to shine a spotlight on the many Indian non-profits working to help solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. This is Google’s first Challenge in India and only its second overall. Rajan Anandan, Vice President and Managing Director, Google India added, “We are thrilled that the Google Impact Challenge is launching in India. It is a great opportunity for Indian non-profits to scale their efforts to help solve some of our toughest problems”
am presenting below an edited and translated version of the brief write up on the Tribal Hoho that was presented during the Phom People’s Council Executive council held on June 04, 2011 at Longleng. Tribal Hoho or Tribal Councils are the indigenous parliament of the Nagas. It is also referred to as ‘Shadow parliament’. The term shadow parliament means ‘parliament in waiting’ or ‘alternative parliament.’ This means that the Tribal Hoho can take the place of legislative assembly if an extra ordinary situation arises, when the state legislative assembly can no longer become functional. Naga Village Council, Naga Village Assembly (Village Citizens’ Council) and the Tribal Council evolved with the Naga society. They are like the trees or plants grown in Nagas’ own soil. But Modern Parliament and modern Legislative Assembly are like transplanted plants. They are like the plants brought from other place. Citizens’ Council/Village Assembly is called Senso Mungdang by Aos, Phoms call it Bühü Pangthai and other tribes have their own terminology While the members of the Village Council are selected representing each clan, all the male members who have been recruited to the morung automatically become the members of the Village Assembly or Citizens’ Council. This is still functioning in Naga villages. One will see democracy at its best when one attends the village assembly meeting. Naga village elders are fine orators! Nagas cannot recall a time when they have lived without Village Council and Village Assembly. But Nagas have been living without modern Parliament or modern legislative assemblies since time immemorial. Nagas are familiarizing with the modern legislative or modern democratic system of government only for the last five decades. Thus, it will be difficult for the Nagas to maintain their distinct identity without Village Council or Village Assembly. They are the bed rock of Naga identity. It may be understood that Tribal Hoho is the Parliament of Village Assemblies or Village Citizens’ Council in the modern sense of the term.
One demerit of the modern parliamentary democracy is that due to the present party or electoral politics, no government is confident enough to make long term plan and strategy for the development of their state. Because they are not certain if they will get the chance to rule next term; they are even unsure of completing their current term. Thus, they concentrate mostly on short term measures. One cannot blame the legislators for this state of affairs. The system itself is to be blamed. The movement spearheaded by the Naga Hoho or UNC in highlighting Naga cause; the movement launched by the Tribal Councils of the six eastern Naga tribes under the banner of ENPO demanding for a separate Frontier Nagaland, and the emergence of the Ao Senden as an effective tribal bodies during the recent months in demanding the construction of the foothill road are some of the examples of asserting the rights of the people through the tribal bodies. These examples are being cited just to substantiate that Tribal Hoho has the power to make or unmake Naga community. Nagas are fighting for their independence. Independence means self dependent or nondependence on others. It signifies self rule or self reliance. We may also interpret it as standing on one’s own feet. But if Nagas go by the present trend, it is observed that even after the achievement of Political Independence, Nagas may not be able to survive by themselves without the support from outside. Nagas may not be able to stand at their own feet. It is therefore, proposed that Tribal Hohos must take steps to build a self reliant Naga community. Even when political independence is not yet achieved, it is possible that Nagas can live independently without depending on others socially, culturally and economically. And this is possible if Naga Tribal Hohos make a concerted effort. It is also cautiously noted that when Tribal Hohos are free/independent bodies, its supporting units (federating units) are seen with chains. In other words, Tribal Hohos are Non Governmental Organisations but it is seen that in some
places Village Councils are acting as the federating units of the tribal Hohos. It must be noted that Village Council is a government body. It is directly under Deputy Commissioner. Therefore, it is suggested that, not the Village Council but Village Citizens’ Council or Village Assembly should be made the federating unit of the Tribal Hoho. The President of the Tribal Hoho must not be member of any political party. The President of the Village Assembly/ Citizens’ Council also must not be a member of any political party or even of the village council. And the Tribal Hoho and Village Assembly must see that the different departments of government, political parties, Village Council, VDB etc function in the interest of the citizens or the community. And the apex bodies of the community like Students’ organization, Women Hoho, Church Associations may extend cooperation and support to the Tribal Hoho. The tribal Hoho may take the help of financial expert or economist to prepare the blueprint for their community development. The Tribal Hoho can prepare budget according to the size and population of each of their federating unit. Tribal Hoho should not ask donation from any agency. If required they may borrow but should be repaid. Tribal Hoho can take loan for the development of their community but the loan should be paid back. This is call bitter bill. Quinine is bitter but it cures malaria patients. Similarly we may struggle for some time but its long term benefit will be self sufficient and developed Naga community. Like wise each tribe can develop their community like a nation. It is said that Narendra Modi strives to turn Gujarat into mini-Japan. Similarly, Naga Tribal Hoho can strive to build their land into a developed state by keeping long term plan. Not subsidy bound or salary dependent society, but self sustaining community it must become. It is not very difficult for a Tribal Hoho to develop a community of just one or two lakh population if proper plans and strategies are made. And if each Tribal Hoho take care of their respective
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tribal community, then Naga community as a whole will automatically become developed. Naga country must not be turned into a land where few have many, but it must be transformed into a land where poverty is a myth. Like each Naga tribal Churches Association is having its own permanent headquarters, each Tribal Hoho can maintain its permanent headquarters or secretariat. Each Tribal Hoho may select or elect their Executives for a term of 5 years, who may continue for next term on re-selection or reelection. And a regular Tribal Hoho Secretariat staff may also be maintained. Tribal Hoho can work for the advancement of their community in the field of infrastructural development, education, literature, rural banking, mini industry, health, communication etc. at par with other advanced countries of the world. All these may be done with their own effort; it may be done in partnership with some Companies or government agencies. The Tribal Hoho can also function like a pressure group in giving pressure to the government for the development of their community. And all the Naga Tribal Hohos can come together under one umbrella which may be given any name that suits it. Just like the address given by the Indian president on Republic Day or the speech delivered by the Prime Minister during Independence day, the President of the Tribal Hoho can address their respective tribe on one of their important Days. For example on Phom Day by the Phoms, on Pochury Day by the Pochury tribe and so on. This speech must contain the guiding principle for their community living. It must contain the seed to forge their community ahead in all aspects of life. In this way instead of depending on the government, Tribal Hoho itself can function like a government. Instead of functioning like a tribe, each tribal community can function more like an independent country. It is noted with confidence that Nagas have the competence to materialize the above cited vision if they make a concerted effort.
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The Morung Express
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Word Explosion Bible Camp Hundred believers re-dedicate their lives to Christ
Our Correspondent Kohima | August 12
Hundred believers rededicated and committed their lives to Christ during a four-day word explosion Bible camp which concluded here Sunday under the aegis of Naga Shisha Hoho Prayer Centre Pruzie Kohima. The objectives of the camp was to know more about Jesus Christ, and the word of God; to know about the spirit of truth and the spirit of error and to know the signs of end times and the rise of new age movement. Speaking at the last service, Faith Harvest Church pastor Rev. Shan Kikon
and death, but stand firm in the Lord as His children. Pastor Shan said, “If these young people continue their faith in the Lord and revive, we would see a sea of change in our land.” The programme was led by Vikholie Ladu and numbers of special songs were presented by prayer warriors and different campers’ group. Earlier, the first session on the topic “Believers’ authority” was delivered by Mhonchumo S. Lotha. Rev. Shan Kikon spoke in the second sesYoung people immersed in worshiping at the word explosion bible camp, Pastor Shan Kikon (inset). sion on the topic “Praise and worship”, while Rev. challenged the young peo- saved people. He said Abra- patiently on God. Shan cautioned the young Neivotso spoke on “Victople to have a big vision to ham had a big vision and so Pointing out the danger people not to imitate oth- rious in Christian life” in serve Lord and save the un- he worked hard and waited of imitating others, Pastor ers “blindly” that lead to sin the devotional service.
Merentoshi tours Mon to identify Two more men join NSCN (IM) sites for sports infrastructure Dimapur, august 12 (mExN): The NSCN (IM) has informed that on the day DT Lincoln, Supervisor of the NSCN (K) Ceasefire Monitoring Board decided to “rejoin the mainstream NSCN,” he was accompanied by Lieut TRO Rocky and Sgt Major Francis “as they were also fed up of the visionless political
struggle of NSCN (K).” A press note from the MIP said, “They confessed that Khaplang is misguiding his members both in the civil and military set up on the issue of Naga sovereignty.” It added, “They realized before it is too late that Khaplang's heart is never for the solution of Indo-Naga political issue, but other vest-
ed interests that has nothing to do with the aspiration of the Nagas.” It also said, “But to sustain his deceptive design he needs to go on fooling the Nagas taking the name of Naga sovereignty, they said.” According to the note, “They wonder why so many senior members are still following him...”
Dimapur, august 12 (mExN): The Dimapur Sumi Baptist Church (DSBC) youth department has extended its support to ACAUT “on the issue of taxation”. A press release issued by the DSBC youth incharges stated, “Naga society has been bleeding long overdue and its silence by the people and
organizations have been taken for granted.” Asserting that the “unabated taxation reeling under the shadow of nationalism has left the common man strangulated,” it said, “Any organization which claims to have the mandate should listen to the voice of the people and discuss over the table what is best for
everyone instead of suppressing by the barrel of gun.” Further, DSBC youth department appealed to all the right thinking people, organizations, churches to come out and speak out for the “rights and justice of our own people and not remain silent at these decisive times for fairness and justice in our society.”
WoKha, august 12 (mExN): Along with the ten tribes which are demanding construction of the Foothills Road,“which is the urgent need of the hour", the Kyong Baptist Ekhümkho Sanrhyutsü (KBES) or Kyong Baptist Churches Council will be observing August 14, 2013 as a day of fasting and prayer, as proposed by FHRCC. The KBES execu-
tive secretary Rev Dr E Nrio Ezung informed in a press release that the proposal of FHRCC has been sent to all the 135 churches and fellowships with directives for putting the proposal into action. The executive secretary has appealed to all the churches and fellowships under KBES to strictly observe the day to express “our solidarity" with the
other tribes and to show “our unflinching support" for the construction of the proposed Foothills Road. Apart from the prayer points as proposed by FHRCC, the churches could add any other relevant prayer points, it said. Meanwhile, KBES assured all the ten tribes that the KBES is always "part and parcel" and a "constant prayer partner" of the tribes.
up gradation of Government Primary School Koio to Government Middle School. The Deputy Commissioner reminded all Head of Departments in the district to collect the work assignment for the Independence Day Celebration from his office. The meeting held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner and ViceChairman DPDB Vyasan R was also attended by MLA Dr. TM Lotha.
DSBC youth dept speaks out on ‘taxation’ Merentoshi and Thongwang along with Faith in Action troupe at Council Hall, Mon on August 8. (DIPR Photo)
moN, august 12 (Dipr): Minister of Youth Resources & Sports and Labor & Employment, Merentoshi Jamir graced the Taekwondo demonstration show performed by Faith in Action as the Chief Guest on August 8 at Council Hall, Mon. Addressing the gathering the Chief Guest said that since the days of his grandfather N.I. Jamir’s service in the then NEFA, his family had a special concern for all round development of the Eastern Nagaland. He lauded the Mon district Taekwondo association for organizing the show and for giving him the platform to be the Chief Guest of the function. Applauding the excel-
lent demonstration, dancing and singing performed by talented youths, the Minister urged the participants to utilize their talent for the righteous and well being of the society. He also challenged the youths to participate in the national and international level. Merentoshi also briefed on the importance of martial art for the physical development of both the young and the old, and its discipline for guiding the youth in the right direction. The Minister was on a three days tour to the district and visited all the eight blocks namely Tobu, Chen, Angjangyang, Phomching, Aboi, Wakching, Mon and Tizit. The purpose of his visit was to locate and iden-
tify sites for construction of play ground and Indoor stadium in each RD blocks, under PYKKA, a centrally sponsored scheme. He informed the people that under PYKKA programme,100 students (50 boys and 50 girls), between the age group 6 to 8 years will be identified and selected in a district, and with the sponsorship of the government; undergo training in sports along with academic studies at the District sports school till the age of 18 years. Thongwang, Chairman NKVIB and DPDB, Mon also attended the show as a Guest of Honour. He also accompanied the Minister during his tour to the district from August 7 to 9.
Dimapur, august 12 (mExN): During a surprise raid on liquor shops at Blue Hills station and Bata Charali area on August 12, Dimapur excise personnel arrested 15 accused persons and booked them under NLTP Act. A release from the assistant commissioner of excise & prohibition Lanuwati Jamir informed that 527 assorted liquors were seized and deposited at the Excise Malkhana for destruction. Stating Prohibition Act is a
“people war in the truest of terms”, the excise personnel sought support of students’ bodies, village and ward councils, churches and other NGOs. The note informed that the district excise will continue to conduct such raids regularly, especially those selling in the “open market” and places of public institutions such as “schools, colleges, churches, offices”. Restaurants and lounges serving liquor will also be strictly monitored, it said.
WoKha, august 12 (Dipr): Assistant Professor, History & Archaeology NU Dr. R. Chumbeno Ngullie presented a power point on “Tiyi Longchum, an early settlement site” at the monthly Wokha District Planning and Development Board meeting on August 12 at DC’s conference hall here. Tiyi Longchum is located in the mountain range of Mount Tiyi, which is one of the many ancestral sites of
the Lothas. Dr. Chumbeno, after giving an elaborate presentation on the topic suggested means for preserving the ancestral site. She encouraged more research, undertaking of excavation, construction of onsite museum to promote cultural tourism. Meanwhile, E.E (Electrical), Er Aben Ngullie informed the board that, 132 KV power line connecting Wokha has collapsed. He assured that
the department is trying its best to restore the power line as soon as possible and alternative arrangement is also being made to for early restoration. In this regard, the E.E requested the public to bear the inconvenience. After reviewing the last meeting minutes, the board deliberated and approved the up gradation of Government High School Sanis to Government Higher Secondary School, and
Kohima, august 12 (mExN): The threeday ‘spiritual awakening’ program organized by Jakhama Baptist Church (JBC) for the students of St. Joseph’s College Jakhama, which ended August 11, saw few hundreds of students. Recognizing the role of youth and that their lives are precious, the organizers chose the theme, “Remember your creator in the
days of your youth”. A press release from the director, Christian Fellowship Zhodi Khetoni Tase stated, “It was very challenging to see lots of students staying back for the program, truly longing to receive God’s blessings upon them as the college was on few days’ vacation due to major disaster/landslide at Phesama.” It mentioned that a
“good number” of students accepted Jesus as their personal savior and Lord and experienced the love of God and His faithfulness for the first time in their lives. Many also rededicated their lives to Jesus to be the “true child” of God. Jakhama Baptist Church had organized a revival crusade last year and the spiritual awakening program this year was
truly an awakening of their relationship with God especially who had attended the revival crusade last year, it stated. The speakers of the program were Rev. Dr. Mechiehol Savi, Khetoni Tase, Kezhokhoto Savi and Kezhosato Savi. The Creative Arts and Worship Team led the praise and worship throughout the program.
Kohima, august 12 (mExN): The Tesophenyu Group Students’ Union Kohima (TGSUK) held its 19th Fresher’s meet at B.H.S.S. Auditorium, Mission Compound, Kohima on August 10 with Er. Chengato kath, SDO PWD Road &Bridges Kiphire as the speaker, a press release issued by TGSUK president Anthony Semy stated.
Chengato Kath stressed on hard work stating, “God has given us equal amount of brain” and “it is up to the individuals to make use of it for success”. He said that laziness and sleep are the main problems which the students and youth should overcome, while urging the students to have a healthy habit of sleeping early and
rising early. He further stated “One has to aim for the moon so that even if they miss the moon, they will hit the star”, for which he said “Bible is the best guide, more helpful than parents and teachers”. The speaker also quoted several verses from the Bible for the students to refer and learn from it. The speaker appealed the students to
work hard and not be misled by modern technology. Meanwhile, Anthony Semy in his presidential address particularly told the freshers that their success in future depends on their hard labour irrespective of streams. "All the streams (Science, Commerce and Arts) are the same if one is dedicated in their studies," he stated.
Dimapur, august 12 (mExN): The concrete bridge over a stream between Darogajan village and Purana Bazaar is on the verge of total collapse due to damages caused by floodwaters following heavy rainfall. The rushing water has washed away the soil below the bridge, thereby sinking the surface of the road and also cracking the structure of the bridge. The stream has washed away portions of two main roads leading to Model Colony, Purana Bazaar and United Colony, Purana Bazaar ‘B’. It is reported that heavy and good-carrying vehicles are at present not able to cross the bridge. The route is mainly used for supply of sand and brick, but due to the damage caused, supply has been halted. Vitokhu Achumi, from the Darogajan village council urged upon the con-
KBES to pray & fast for Foothills Road
Excise raids liquor shops Preserving ancestral site focused at Wokha DPDB
Three-day spiritual awakening program ends
‘overcome laziness and sleep to succeed’
MEx FILE NBOADD condemns Dimapur, august 12 (mExN): Naga Business Owner's Association Dimapur District (NBOADD) has condemned the “ghastly and shocking terror attack” on M/s Sita jewelry shop at Thakurbari area, Dimapur. A press release received here stated, “This is clearly an act of terror and has no place in a civilized society.” NBOADD while extending condolences to the bereaved family asserted that the investigating agency should bring culprits to justice to restore a sense of security among the public and business community.
Tenyimi officers’ meeting on Aug 14
Dimapur, august 12 (mExN): The Tenyimi Organization Tseminyu Division (TOTD) executive members has invited all the officers posted under Tseminyu sub division to the “get to know sitting” at Tenyimi Organization building near ADC office on August 14, 3:30 pm “to discuss various problem facing by the Tenyimi people residing in Tseminyu”. A press note received here informed all the bonafide Tenyimi officers of Tseminyu sub division to attend the same.
CM applauds first Naga UPSC member
Dimapur, august 12 (mExN): Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio has congratulated Dr P Kilemsungla on being the first Naga to be appointed as a member of the Union Public Service Commission. The CM in a letter addressed to Dr P Kilemsungla said that she truly deserved this appointment because of her brilliant academic achievements and unblemished past service performance in various posts under the state government. The CM added that Dr Kilemsungla’s achievement would serve as an inspiration to many Nagas, particularly the younger generation, to believe in themselves and to aspire for higher achievements outside the confines of Nagaland state.
I-Day pass/invitation cards
Kohima, august 12 (Dipr): All the AHODs/ HODs, Awardees, NGOs and Civil Societies have been requested to collect the Independence Day invitation cards/car passes from the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Kohima on August 13 and 14 during office hours.
Meeting for I-Day held at ADC Medziphema
mEDziphEma, august 12 (Dipr): ADC Medziphema held an emergency meeting with the entire Head of Offices under Medziphema sub-division on August 12. ADC Medziphema appealed to all the offices and public to carry out their assigned work of Independence Day preparation so that the function will be a grand event. The ADC informed that flags should be hoisted at all the Government offices under Medziphema subdivision at 6:00 in the morning on August 15. He also added that attendance will be taken compulsory on August 15 and action will be taken upon the absentees.
Shops to remain shut till 12:00 noon on I-Day
Dimapur, august 12 (mExN): Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur N Hushili Sema, IAS has informed that all market and shops should remain closed till 12:00 noon on August 15 in Dimapur. All head of departments of Dimapur district have been informed that the attendance at the Independence Day function will be mandatory. Attendance of all departmental officers and staff of Dimapur district will be taken at the DDSC stadium at 9:00 am and also at 4:00 pm on August 15 and handed over to the SDO (C) Dimapur. Therefore, DC N Hushili Sema, in a press release has requested the HODs to inform their officers and staff to attend the function accordingly.
Sanitation cum social work at Zbto held
zuNhEboto, august 12 (Dipr): Sanitation cum social work was held at Zunheboto town under the initiative of Indian Red Cross Society, on August 10. The sanitation cum social work was conducted successfully as district administration Zunheboto, various departments, the general public headed by their sector GB's took part and cleaned their compounds, drainages and roads within their own respective localities.
Apropos a news item which appeared August 7 on “seizure of ganja”, Metha Youth Organization has clarified that one of the accused who claimed to be Neizo Metha, is not from Metha clan. While lauding the Excise department for seizing the contraband and apprehending the culprits, MYO appealed to the authority concerned to “verify the facts” before releasing it to the media. Meanwhile, the Organization urged all its members to keep away from such “anti-social activities” and further warned “any person using and tarnishing the image of the clan”.
Bridge on the verge of collapse
Darogajan village council members led by its chairman inspecting the damaged bridge.
cerned authority to urgently step in, and address the issue. He said that he has even informed the district administration of the situation. After a hume-pipe culvert was washed away way back in 1995, a wooden bridge was built and a nominal fee for maintenance of
the bridge was collected from vehicles crossing the bridge. Soon after, with the initiative of the elders and leaders of the area, brick kiln and field owners in the area contributed funds and constructed the present structure of the bridge. Vitokhu stated that of-
ficials of department concerned were invited to survey the bridge and after preparing a detailed report, a proposal was sent to the state government on two occasions in 2009-10 and 2010-2011. However, he said that the proposal was not taken.
The Power of Truth
The Morung Express TuEsDAy 13 AuGusT 2013 vol. vIII IssuE 221
Leaders and Failure
ews commentator Walter Lippmann defined leaders as “the custodians of a nation's ideals, the beliefs it cherishes, of its permanent hopes, of the faith which makes a nation out of a mere aggregation of individuals.” People expect leaders to be grounded yet visionary and think wisely in order to lead them towards a shared future. Leaders are expected to listen to the people’s needs, transcend partisanship, and prevail over differences, to set aside their personal interests and to work for everyone’s common good. The ability to fulfill these expectations within a praxis is what makes a leader unique or distinguished. Often the dance of leadership is two steps forward, one step back. However, the distance between leadership and failure, the qualitative distinction between good leadership and bad leadership is shorter than what is actually perceived. Mark Sanborn identifies a number of warning signs on why leaders fail. For instance, he says that when leaders shift their focus, they suddenly start thinking small and begin to micro manage, inevitably, getting caught up in details better left to others. Consequently, the leaders can become petty becoming consumed with the trivial and unimportant, thereby losing sight of what’s important. Sanborn adds, “The laser-like focus that catapulted them to the top disappears, and they become distracted by the trappings of leadership, such as wealth and notoriety.” Effective communication is a central to leadership. The ability to communicate the vision and direction to the people and create a shared understanding strengthens a leader. However, when there is lack of focus, ambiguity about the present and future direction, it results in poor communication which often results in confusion and uncertainty among the people. Unfortunately, leaders tend to perceive this confusion as a lack of understanding or even lack of commitment on the part of the people, rather than taking responsibility for their poor communication skills. Honest, open and sincere communication is reflective of a leader’s integrity. Sandborn reminds us that when integrity ceases to be a leader's top priority, when ethics are compromised and rationalized as necessary for the "greater good," when achieving results becomes more important than the means to their achievement—that is the moment when a leader steps onto the slippery slope of failure. Sandborn adds, “Often such leaders see their followers as pawns, a mere means to an end, thus confusing manipulation with leadership.” Leaders are distinguished by their ability to discern and initiate reflective actions within the context of the common good. However, when leaders are paralyzed by the fear of failure, they are unable to take the necessary steps needed for the people’s well-being. They become entrapped by their past successes and are obsessed to do only the tried and proved. As a result, they may resist any innovation, or any attempt to think and act out of the box. Invariably, their focus shifts to self-preservation and maintaining the status quo rather than progressing towards achieving the vision. Today, the Naga public needs to discern and question whether our present leaders are the custodians of our ideals, beliefs and hopes. We need to ask our leaders whether they have shifted their focus and if they have become paralyzed with fear. We are required to ask if their sole purpose has been reduced to self-preservation, rather than taking risks towards realizing our aspirations. It is time for the Naga public to unite and critically question where our leaders are taking us.
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Prasanto K. Roy Source: IANS
India on the cusp of a battery-powered revolution
his week, the usually staid TIME magazine got poetic with this headline: "EV Market Gets Another Jolt, $5k Price Cut on Chevy Volt". It was just another bit of excitement in a stream of stories from the global electric car market, a stream that totally passed India by. Chevrolet's Volt hybrid had been stagnating. But the new model's $35,000 base price, down $5,000, should change that - and shake up the US car market a bit more. With tax credits, the Volt sedan is down to $27,500, or about Rs.17,00,000. This is not the story of an American car's pricetag. It's the story of the last frontier for mobility - from transportation, to mobile phones, tablets and laptops. That frontier is, of course, the battery. The battery is the reason we don't have more electric cars on the road. Or why we don't have any electric airplanes. Why our smartphones don't last a day on a charge. Why we don't all have James Bond style wristwatch phones. The battery isn't good enough, and it's not keeping pace with power demands of smartphones, or cars. Things began to change in 2012, with power-packed lithium batteries. Even before that, the iPad led the way with an eight-hour battery life, a big reason for its success. The 2013 MacBooks sport similar life on a charge - including the super-slim Air. Back to electric cars. The big stories of 2013 owe their success to the lithium-ion battery. The Nissan Leaf all-electric hatch packs into a 275 kg battery more power (24 AH) and range than the 600 kg lead-acid battery did in GM's 1997 EV1, and the Leaf costs half of what the EV1 did, after adjusting for inflation. Tesla's Model S, the "world's first premium electric sedan", is a full-size sports sedan whose electric motor pumps out 420 horsepower, and the battery pack gives it an impressive range of over 420 km. It hits 210 kph, going from 0 to 100 kph in 4.5 seconds. In May this year, the Swiss "Solar Impulse" set a new record for an electric aeroplane, flying 1,500 km on solar power alone. With the wingspan of a 747, the carbon-fibre-body aircraft weighs little more than a sedan, and uses four 10 hp electric motors, driven by solar cells and lithium batteries. Meanwhile, everyone complains about their smartphone batteries. I have to agree with them. In the past three months I've used half a dozen new phones, including the iPhone 5, the HTC One, and BlackBerry's three new BB10 models - and they all struggle to make it through a day of charge when running apps like FaceBook. The bigger struggle is for phone designers: powering bigger displays, always-on data-hungry apps, rich media, in slimmer bodies and batteries. But we're seeing a turning point, with lithium batteries gradually making practical cars, one aircraft, and all-daycharge tablets and laptops. We're on the cusp of a battery-powered revolution. Even though India's totally missed the bus on electric vehicles and hybrid cars, 2014 will be exciting.
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South Africa’s Hospital Train
o travel west from Johannesburg to the small damaged by badly treated wounds. It’s not surpris- Witch”) throws 17 lamb bones on the ground, intertown of Kathu is to take a journey back in time. ing: “The nearest hospital is at Kuruman, 50km away. prets their pattern, then invokes the help of the spirits The motorways gradually give way to pot- I have no way of getting there,” said Peter Thonas, before prescribing treatments based on lotus flowers holed roads, bordered by the veld. The way there with his seven year old nephew, who had tooth- and powdered bark. Eighty per cent of South Africans deteriorates further past the invisible border of the ache. “Doctors are too expensive,” said Julius Tood, a regularly consult one of the 200,000 registered traNorthern Cape, South Africa’s largest and least popu- young man who had hitchhiked from a nearby town- ditional healers. But, our host said, when the Phelolated province. There is another 500km on patchy as- ship. “People are suffering here. Our condition is like phepa comes to town “people from Deben flock there. phalt through a deserted landscape before the sleepy the landscape all around us — unchanging.” Traditional and western medicine complement each town of Kathu, population 10,000, in the foothills of In front of the carriage dedicated to general med- other.” He does not join them for a check-up. the Korannaberg mountains. Along the main street icine, a doctor diagnosed a case of diabetes, while Yet Mazibuko feels satisfied with what the train are a shopping centre, shops selling spirits, and luxu- another measured blood pressure. After diagnosis, achieves: “We treated 135 patients on Monday, and rious guest lodges, where bored young women sit in patients are directed to specialist carriages. Two car- twice that on Tuesday.” Attendance is not guaranteed. the evening, drinking strawberry vodka. riages house the ophthalmic clinic: where a patient “Local state employees are on strike, and the council Northern Cape is larger than Germany and has a waited for a student to make a pair of glasses for 30 did not provide any transport for people to get here. population of a million: it as “as deserted as it is des- rand ($3). For many South Africans, this is a new ex- Even the water we were promised was not delivered.” ert”, as they say here. But one morning this summer, perience: “I’ve seen 80-year-old patients who have an 18-carriage train carrying ultramodern medical never had an eye test in their lives,” said Liesbeth The post-apartheid health record equipment was travelling the line that serves this out- Mpharalala, who runs the ophthalmic department. More than two decades after the end of apartheid, er fringe of the Kalahari. It halted in the middle of the In the dental clinic, a dozen staff were busy with the chaotic state of public services is cruelly detrimengrassy plains, at Wincanton station. Posters through- their patients. “Most of the poor have no dental ed- tal to the health of South Africans: life expectancy is just out the region and local radio stations had announced ucation. They don’t know how to look after their 53.4 years, 17.8% of the adult population has HIV or its arrival. “I’ve waited two years for this moment,” teeth,” said Muhammad Garu, a dental student in Jo- Aids and the country is ranked 123rd out of 187 on the said a local woman. The Phelophepa was here. hannesburg. Lynette Flusk, in her cramped office in Human Development Index. The government has to The Phelophepa (“good health” in the Tswana the psychology clinic, described the problems: un- face these huge challenges with only one doctor for evand Sotho languages) is the result of the ery 4,219 people, one of the lowest ratios on South African government’s problems in the planet. “Many are leaving the country for providing its 50 million citizens with basic better working conditions abroad,” said Mike social services. “It would be better if our Waters, the opposition Democratic Alliance’s hospitals were in permanent buildings,” health spokesman. Northern Cape is particusaid Lynette Coetzee, programme manager larly badly affected, despite the local governfor the health train at the Transnet Founment’s vision of “health service excellence for dation, part of the state railway operator, all” — it cannot fill 57% of its vacancies for which manages and co-funds the project. doctors and 34% of its nursing posts (2). “The reason our work is in such demand is “In my town the government has built a that something has gone wrong since the brand new hospital, but you won’t find a sinend of apartheid.” gle doctor inside,” said Isabelle Roberts, who At the end of more than four decades of had travelled from Dingleton, 60km away, to “separate development”, the nation inherbe treated on the Phelophepa. With an anited a healthcare system of internationnual budget of 25m rand ($2.5m), the hosal renown, but confined to areas where pital train has treated nearly 6 million South whites lived. To correct this, Nelson ManAfricans since 1994, and made more than dela and his successors pursued an am20,000 future doctors aware of the chalbitious programme of developing public lenge of working in a medical wilderness, in infrastructure. They extended water and a country larger than Italy, France and Gerelectricity networks, and built or renovatmany put together. “I tell my students: try to ed 1,600 hospitals, “providing a more eq- South Africans line up for mobile medical care offered through the 16-car come back to the train after you graduate,” uitable distribution of access to care,” said Phelophepa Health Train. The train provides a range of health-care services said Lynette Coetzee. “And many do.” Alex van den Heever, professor of social to more than 45,000 people annually during its run around the country. The Phelophepa also employs 80 fullsecurity systems administration and mantime and temporary support staff, recruitagement at Witwatersrand University. But, he said, employment, trauma from rape, poverty. “Self es- ed at the stations. While the doctors are dressing “the general quality of healthcare deteriorated con- teem is not high here. Don’t be fooled by the land- wounds, they are stocking supplies, washing linen, siderably,” because of a government programme, scape — horizons are limited.” or preparing meals. And there are bored security launched in 1997, offering (mainly white) doctors guards aboard, watching their monitors. “This train and administrators voluntary redundancy to bal- ‘The need is enormous’ is a bit like a submarine,” said Saazi Guzi, in charge of ance out the number of whites and blacks working Once patients have been treated, they go to see the dental clinic. “We share very personal things. The in public hospitals. “Many professionals moved to Elizabeth Mpya and her assistants in the pharmacy. people around you end up being part of your family.” the private sector, and in one fell swoop the memo- For a few rand, she gives out anti-inflammatories Colin Boucher, head of logistics, joined the Phelory of the system evaporated,” said van den Heever. and antibiotics. In the “management” carriage, Mazi- phepa 18 years ago, and thinks he has done his real The replacement appointments made by the gov- buko was writing a report on their activities for the family an injustice by staying on the train this long. erning ANC (African National Congress) were polit- Phelophepa Transnet Foundation. “The need here is “I’ve got another 12 years to go, but to be frank I don’t ical. “The health sector was held hostage to power enormous, but we won’t be back in Wincanton for at know if I will make it.” Flusk, head of psychology, said: games between local party bigwigs. Clientelism and least another two years,” he said with regret. Until “You are well outside your comfort zone here. The corruption brought the system to its knees.” It also then, locals can go to the hospital at Kuruman. “But patients are difficult, and you are far from your loved made the Phelophepa indispensable. it’s terrible,” said a patient. “I almost died when I ones. This train can make you or break you.” went there to have my baby.” Another option is the Sunday is their day off. Mazibuko, tired after too A hard life on the rails community health centre run by Marinda Theron in little sleep, wandered along the tracks in his flip-flops, “Since 1994 we have provided primary health- Deben, a township of 6,000, but “there are too few gazing across the Kalahari. “You can’t imagine what care to 46,000 South Africans a year,” said Onke doctors and the ambulances take ages,” said an Af- we have seen on this train.” Behind the apparent rouMazibuko, a psychologist in his thirties who has been rikaner nurse who had worked there for 14 years. tine of the work, he likes to remember the diversity managing the health train for two years. “Our aim in “And Placido Domingo doesn’t do anything to reduce of the experiences. “Wherever I am, all I need to do is Wincanton is to treat 1,250 people by the end of the our workload — even he sends us patients!” look out the window, and I will see the same scene: an week. It’s a hard life: we get up at 6am, shower for “Placido Domingo” is a traditional healer (he bor- old woman who has come to have her vision tested, an three minutes, then work for eight hours, until we’ve rowed the opera star’s name) who lives in Deben. old man wobbling on his walking stick, a child running seen the last patient.” Every year he covers 15,000km In the maze of alleyways lined with corrugated iron around... Every week I will see the same scenes, but to help the underprivileged. He works alongside 19 huts, his luxury brick house stands out. Two Mercedes each time in a different place.” He recalled his favouitinerant doctors who supervise a weekly rotation of C230s are parked discreetly under a canopy. The liv- rites: “A stop at Mossel Bay, in the south, overlooking 40 medical students from the country’s best univer- ing room has elegant furniture and a stereo sound the Atlantic; a stop at Mooketsi, in Limpopo province, sities: “It’s their baptism of fire.” system. Our host talked about his love of traditional in the foothills of the Hanglip mountains.” The day after the Phelophepa’s arrival, the ghost Tswana music: “I’m recording my second album in A few carriages further along Mpya the pharmacist station of Wincanton had turned into one of the busi- Kimberley next week.” But in Deben he is known for also looked out over the veld: “I am an optimist. The next est places in the province. Men and women, young other talents. “I identify the curses that may be caus- time we come through Wincanton, there will be a good and old, black and coloured, queued to see the medi- ing health problems. People here use a lot of curs- hospital a few kilometres away. When that happens, we cal staff. There were sockets without eyes, limbs es.” To treat his patients, Domingo (nicknamed “The won’t be needed... I hope I see that before I die.”
any in the opposition contend that the food security bill tabled in parliament earlier this week will be ineffective and that is nothing but another colossal waste of the taxpayers' money. While focussing on the political exigencies of the UPA may reflect the opposition's lack of imagination, the government would be well advised to heed to the criticism offered by some of the more respected activists and academics in the country. There are several lacunae in the bill, and these must be filled if the targeted beneficiaries are to profit from the landmark measure. However, even if one agrees that the bill could be stronger, there are several worthy reasons why we should support it and not stand against it. First, the bill will make governments and political parties more accountable. The provisions under this legislation legalise entitlements. Governments will be held responsible if they don't deliver. The bill will make it mandatory for them to provide food security directly to those who cannot access it for reasons beyond their control. Thus, it will serve to empower the citizens of India, who will be able to demand food security from their government as a right that is assured to them through this bill. In 2010, the UN special rapporteur on the right to food noted that "making the right to food a constitutional right ensures its permanency in a country's legal framework and detracts it from the political realm and possible changing political environments". In India's case, the right to food bill will be especially powerful because power relations will be less critical in determining access to food. Indeed, it may contribute towards weakening the feudal na-
Do not dismiss food bill: It will have ripple effect vaibhav Gupta Source: IANS
ture of Indian society. In a world where food price volatility has become a norm, such laws can also insulate (to some degree) households from slipping into poverty and provide a cushion for those who are already very poor. Second, the bill will make food security an issue of vital political concern. Despite its acknowledged importance, food security has never been a mainstream electoral issue. Failure to deliver now will have important consequences for electability. This bill will compel national and regional parties to take this issue more seriously. Also, even if the bill (in its present form) does not ensure nutritional security (because it primarily addresses the foodgrain component of nutrition security), it will still enable activists and other stakeholders to steer the debate in the right direction on what we need to do to tackle the shocking malnutrition rates in India. Third, the bill will make food security a priority for all states and expedite search for novel solutions to solve this challenge. States such as Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, and Andhra Pradesh have successfully implemented their own food distribution systems, while many others continue to struggle. This bill can
provide the necessary impetus to states that have fallen behind to learn from the leaders, many of whom have deployed innovative measures (such as transferring ownership of fair price shops to locally elected bodies) to tackle implementation and structural weaknesses in current delivery systems. The laggard states can work with the centre to integrate existing schemes with the new bill. In cases where capacity is weak (which hinders delivery of all essential public services), states must demand assistance from the centre so that they can deliver. This is a great opportunity to repair the country's public distribution system and reduce the costs of the food bill. The legal obligation to ensure food security will be a strong motivation for every state to find new methods to improve their own systems. The use of technology offers much hope, especially in reducing corruption and leakages, targeting beneficiaries, and tracking results. Mobile phones and the internet are becoming more ubiquitous in India. This coupled with the introduction of schemes such as Aadhaar will improve the efficiency in the public delivery systems. Fourth, the right to food facilitates the achievement of other critical human rights, including education, livelihood,
and health. Hungry and malnourished children cannot excel in school, and this bill will complement the existing midday meal schemes. Similarly, a hungry workforce cannot be productive. Also, under the food security bill, pregnant and lactating mothers are entitled to an allowance of 6,000 rupees (about 100 USD). Thus, maternal and child health in India too are likely to improve as a result. Critics argue that the food bill alone will not improve health unless we are able to fill the gaps in access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities. This is true. However, the food bill is not a stand-alone policy. For example, the drinking water and sanitation ministry started the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) to make the country free of open defecation by 2022. The health ministry recently introduced a new Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) strategy to accelerate progress in women's and children's health. Viewed from this lens, it should be evident that food security must be considered not in isolation, but in a framework where essential human rights are inter-locked with each other. Fifth, the fiscal burden issue is being misrepresented. There is no doubt that the food security bill will result in additional expenditure for the government, but this cannot be justification enough for rejecting the bill. So, let us think carefully before we dismiss the food security bill as an empty promise. We have a better chance of reaching the finish line with the food security bill in place than without. Food security will only be realized gradually, and we must be patient even whilst keeping the political establishment true to its commitment.
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13 August 2013
PERSPECTIVE NEWS ANALYSIS, FEATURE AND DISCOURSE
Decoding India's Telangana conundrum Mayurika Chakravorty Asia times Online
his week, India's ruling United Progressive Alliance coalition decided to create Telangana - a new state that will be formed out of the existing state of Andhra Pradesh. National and social media have been abuzz with the issue, keeping the country "informed" of parliamentary developments through minute-by-minute live feeds. The media frenzy reached a crescendo with the announcement by the central government (led by the Congress party) had endorsed the formation of the state. But why such commotion? The last time new states (three) were carved out of larger states in 2000, there was not such a hue and cry. To many the issue is really about Hyderabad - the city that since the information technology boom of the 1990s has been a thriving economic center. It recent years it has also been the haven of a real estate mafia who rode on the wings of that boom and an unholy nexus between caste and regional politics. Also palpable in the tirade of the people All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) activists shout slogans as they demand the creation of new state called “Bodoland” during a mass rally as it rains unhappy with the formation of Telangana on a busy national highway in Barama, in lower Assam on Tuesday, August 6. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath) is a sense of injustice as they claim that the The existing Andhra State has faced a fi- Telangana may be eventually persuaded to vantage. While there are thousands of success of Hyderabad was somehow the nancial problem of some magnitude ever agree on the merger, while also recognizing graduates and MA's in Andhra, there are joint work of the people from both Telansince it was created and in comparison the need to respect their wishes if they do not: not even a few hundreds in Hyderabad. No gana and coastal Andhra regions, and hence with Telangana the existing Andhra State Andhra and Telangana have common inguarantees can level up this great deficienboth should have a piece of the cake (or jewhas a low per capita revenue. Telangana, terests and we hope these interests will cy. Services, therefore, are afraid of an adel!). Such views can only be understood as on the other hand, is much less likely to be tend to bring the people closer to each verse effect of the merger. a rather short-sighted and historically chalfaced with financial embarrassment. other. If, however, our hopes for the delenged perspective on the issue. velopment of the environment and conPertinently, Rao also pointed out that in The report also strongly notes the dissent ditions congenial to the unification of the spite of the common Telugu language (thus A shared 'jewel'? two areas do not materialize and if public challenging the linguistic justification of First, not many people outside the re- of the people of Telangana region and their sentiment in Telangana crystallizes itself reorganization of states) there were irrecgion know that Hyderabad's success is not a unwillingness to form the larger Andhra against the unification of the two states, oncilable cultural and social differences bemodern phenomenon - it did not start with Pradesh (it is called Vishalandhra in the report). It states "Telangana claims to be proTelangana will have to continue as a sep- tween the people of the two regions: the 1990s IT boom. arate unit. (para 388) Telanganites feel that apart from being Ruled by the Qutubshahis and then the gressive and from an administrative point of Telugus they have built up their own way Nizam, it was one of the most developed cities view, unification, it is contended, is not likely However, eventually, the central governof life during the last 175 years. This way in medieval times, with enviable urban infra- to confer any benefits on this area." It further voices the anxieties of the ment, with its visions of large-scale indusof life is in many respects different from structure unparalleled anywhere else in the trialization in the region including the unithe way of life of the Telugus in Andhra. country. It retained its autonomy throughout Telangana people: One of the principal causes of opposition fied Krishna and Godavery river projects The merger, they fear, will destroy this British rule (the history of the complex negoof Vishalandhra also seems to be the ap- - as well the cost-effectiveness of a shared way of life. That is why they are worried. tiations between the Nizam, his knighted deprehension felt by the educationally back- administration - took the decision in favor putee Sir Salar Jung and the Imperial crown ward people of Telangana that they may of the merger. Besides Telugu, Urdu too was an inteis in itself an engaging topic), and after indebe swamped and exploited by the more adTo allay the anxieties of the people of gral part of the social, cultural and politipendence the Telangana region with Hydervanced people of the coastal areas. In the Telangana, it was decided that there would cal sphere in the Telangana region and he abad as its capital remained one of the richest Telangana districts outside the city of Hy- be certain provisions or "safeguards" for points out that: revenue-generating zones in southern India. derabad, education is woefully backward. the people of Telangana and a gentleman's Quite a large number of Telanganites are Following independence, the Indian The result is that a lower qualification agreement was drafted to this effect. Among Urdu-knowing and Urdu-speaking people. government annexed the Telangana region, than in Andhra is accepted for public ser- other things, it assured reservation for the For more than a hundred years Urdu has then known as Hyderabad state, and the first vices. The real fear of the people of Telan- local people (of Telangana) in government had its place in the life of the people. The addemocratic elections were held in 1952 with gana is that if they join Andhra they will be jobs as well as certain domicile conditions ministration is carried on in Urdu, records Burugula Ramakrishna Rao (Congress Party) unequally placed in relation to the people besides safeguarding the interests of Musare maintained in Urdu, courts conduct becoming its first elected chief minister. of Andhra and in this partnership the ma- lims and Urdu in public sphere. their proceedings in Urdu, lawyers and othIt needs to be noted that the coastal jor partner will derive all the advantages However, there were strong suspicions er professionals carry on their work in Urdu. Andhra and Rayalseema regions were not immediately, while Telangana itself may about these so-called safeguards even then They are, naturally afraid that the merger a part of this state and were in fact a part be converted into a colony by the enterpris- and the Congress PCC Chief J V Narasing Rao would take away the importance of Urdu in of the newly formed Andhra state carved ing coastal Andhra. (para 377) stated that "constitutionally speaking, these their life. They do not like this prospect. out of the Madras Presidency. Andhra state safeguards had no meaning". was formed in 1953 with Kurnool as its capWhile the report points out the "obvious Significantly the chief minister of HyderIt is indeed significant because the inital. So when, why, and how did these two separate regions - Andhra and Telangana advantages" - mainly economic concerns as abad state, Burugula Ramakrishna Rao, too fluence of Urdu in the language of the Tela(or Hyderabad state) come together? The well as control of the river basins - of the was against the merger of Hyderabad state nagana region is so prominent that in the answers to these questions are the key to merger, it stops short of actually recom- and the Andhra state. He wrote in a letter thriving film industry in present day Hyderto the president of the Indian National Con- abad dominated by coastal Andhra tycoons, understanding the formation (or rather re- mending it and instead says: After taking all these factors into consider- gress: "If Telangana is compulsorily merged the Urdu-laden Telugu is often ridiculed on formation) of Telangana state today. ation we have come to the conclusions that with Andhra there will be considerable bit- screen in the dialogue of comedians. it will be in the interests of Andhra as well terness in Telangana with no adequate adInstead of the harmony hoped for by the An unholy matrimony as Telangana, if for the present, the Telan- vantage on the other side." State Reorganization Committee Report, Telangana (Hyderabad state) and Andhra gana area is to constitute into a separate He also expressed apprehension about Rao's letter reveals a dissonance that has unstates were merged on November 1, 1956, State, which may be known as the Hyder- the relative lack of modern education in fortunately survived until today. He wrote: with this merger termed by prime minister abad State with provision for its unifica- Telangana: Although the language is common, there Jawaharlal Nehru as a "matrimonial alliance tion with Andhra after the general elecEducationally Telangana is very backward are instances that there is no love lost behaving provisions for divorce" - and there tions likely to be held in or about 1961 if by as compared to Andhra. They are particutween the Telugus in both the states. The have been petitions for divorce right from a two-thirds majority the legislature of the larly backward in the study of English for classical example of this mutual dislike the day the alliance was formed, culminating residency Hyderabad State expresses itself which there are either no facilities or very can be found in the attitude of Andhra ofin yesterday's declaration of a "separation". in favor of such unification. (para 386) poor facilities. They are, therefore, afraid ficers during the Razakar agitation and The State Reorganization Report of that in the matter of service in a bigger immediately after the accession of Hyder1955, on the basis of which this merger was It ends with a hope that the people of province, they will be at a terrific disadabad [the annexation of Hyderabad state, effected, stated the following:
Changing Lifestyles and Changing Food Habits
Moa one are the days when rice and pork meant the ultimate food fantasy for every Naga. Although there are some who would not compromise with pork, there are many who are now open to experimenting with food and have almost embraced an international cuisine culture. This can be attributed to the fact that more Nagas are venturing out to mainland India and abroad for further studies, jobs or for leisure trips. They’ve experienced the good life of the city and eventually have been exposed to different cultures and food habits. With the change in lifestyle, the demand for imported food has soared and a new class of food consumers has emerged mostly comprising of the younger generation. There is now an appetite to try out foods that are different in taste and aroma and getting the right ingredients to prepare various dishes like Korean food or Thai curry, Italian pizza, pastas and desserts are no longer a problem. Entrepreneurs have begun opening up cafes and restaurants to cater to these demands. Moreover, Nagas are ready to splurge that extra bit on food to satisfy their taste buds. Cashing in on this, swanky new provision stores that are stocked with various imported spices, sauces, seasonings, beverages etc. have emerged and the products are considered more nutritious and of better quality. One such store that has joined the bandwagon is the recently launched ‘Nan’s Provisions’, located next to NRL petrol pump, 2 ½ mile, NH 29, Dimapur. Neena Jamir, the proprietress, started her business way back in the year 2004 with her first store ‘Nan’s Viand’ in Khermahal, Dimapur. Known to her friends as ‘Nans’ during her school days, the store has been named after her pet name. According to her, “The taste of what Nagas are eating these days have changed dramatically in many ways. At first it was Indian made sausages brought from Guwahati but now it’s a vast array of imported beverages, spices, sauces, noodles, cookies, tea, cocoa, milk products etc. A lot of foreign products are incorporated with traditional food and the demand for imported food has increased”. She observed that Naga women are very fond of cooking and are experimental, “they love cooking Korean and Thai food especially, and so taking this into consideration I stocked my store with ingredients to make these dishes and they are selling like hot cakes”. Neena was one of the first entrepreneurs to introduce varieties of imported frozen foods in Nagaland. She opined that the demand for imported brands of ready to eat canned and packet food items as well as various snacks, juices and candies have significantly increased over the years. Besides selling imported food products, Neena does her bit in providing a platform for
Naga women entrepreneurs by promoting and selling their products in her store. The products include King chilli pickle, green tea, dry meat pickle and locally made handicrafts. Along with Nan’s Provisions, other stores like Star Mart and Family Market in Dimapur and ‘Kiwi Store’ in Kohima have also opened the door for imported food items finding its way into the local market. Many items like Mexican pepper pickle, Italian olive oil, American dry fruits and candies, popular Korean seaweed and noodles, Thai sauces, dry herbs, spices and varieties of green tea have found their way into our kitchen cabinet and refrigerator. At Kiwi Store located in Jail colony Kohima where foreign assorted food items are the main items sold, sales persons stated that imported food item are on great demand and the sale is always good. They are of the view that consumers are willing to try new products and fast food is becoming more popular with the younger population. This store also has Naga food products for the consumer especially dry fish, meat and chili pickle. Mrs. Longkumer, a consumer, says her expenses has increased because her grocery items now include imported food items like Malaysian milk products, Italian vinegar, Thai sauces, product of USA like cereals and cookies and lots of popular Korean noodles and pasta for her children. Though the products are heavy on her purse, she says she does not want to compromise with the quality and health benefits. However, in spite of the rapidly growing demand for imported food items, indigenous Naga food items are still equally in demand. Thungcha, Manager of Star Mart, Kikon Place, DC court junction, Dimapur states that many Naga products like popular Naga King Chilli pickle, dry meat chutney, honey bee, green tea, etc. are being sold side by side with international brands. Korean noodles and Naga King Chili pickle are the most popular items bought by customers at Star mart. He says, “Helping Naga entrepreneurs sell their products side by side with our products is one of the key objectives of our business and since it’s a mixed culture in Dimapur, the sale of Indian, foreign and local products are balanced and it caters to all”. With the rapidly increasing number of consumers who are conscious about their health, diet and quality of food, such stores have given us the luxury to choose from an array of goodies. Moreover, the boom in the food industry has encouraged entrepreneurs to become a part of it and it can be seen that many young people are being employed as salespersons and managers thus creating employment opportunities. Especially encouraging women entrepreneurs to take up this line of business, Neena’s advise is, “Never give up and never feel shy to work because work itself is dignity”.
code named Operation Polo]. While, they say, the Marathi, Kannads and other officers were comparatively kind to the people of Hyderabad, Andhra officers were particularly harsh and unrelenting. There are bad memories left. These memories are so fresh in the minds of the Telanganites that they do not want to be at the mercy of their brethren in Andhra. Chief minister Burugula Ramakrishna Rao, in spite of opposing the merger, however conceded to the decision taken by the Congress High Command and did not oppose the merger of Andhra and Telangana. Is it not a classic happenstance that the same Andhra and Telangana are being separated now through another difficult decision of the Congress High Command in spite of the misgivings of present Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy? Thus, as predicted by several leaders of the time, the alliance of Andhra and Telangana remained a union marked by distrust and aggression and as the coastal Andhra influx over the years inundated and overpowered the social, cultural and political fabric of Telangana, there were periodic pro-Telangana agitation in favor of separating. The most damaging in terms of casualties was perhaps the 1969 movement, when more than 300 people died for the Telangana cause; and the most recent one, which most of us know of, was in 2009, spearheaded by the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS). Although it was TRS that was at the forefront of the latest movement, it is noteworthy that the final decision to demerge Andhra and Telangana was taken by the Congress Party, which in the first place, several decades ago, had played the matchmaker to this unholy matrimony.
What now? While the separation of Andhra and Telangana may make more sense in the light of the history of the region, it is questionable if historical retribution was the sole impetus behind the demerger initiated by Congress. People have pointed out political exigencies with the elections coming up and the Congress Party not otherwise faring too well in the southern state. This might provide a boost to the prospects of the ailing party at least in the Telangana region. Congress leaders from the other regions (coastal Andhra and Rayalseema), many of them with real estate and other lucrative business interests in Hyderabad, have strongly lobbied against a separate Telangana. They will no doubt continue to lobby for keeping the state united or at least keep the shared status of Hyderabad for longer (now it is proposed to be a shared capital for the next 10 years). It is also significant in this context that while the educated, rich and upper-caste voices from Seema Andhra regions have expressed their dissent against the separation of Telanagana, there are supporters of Telangana in the region from among the Dalits and other marginal communities, one example being the scholar activist Kati Padma Rao from Guntur (coastal Andhra). The Telanganaites, meanwhile, will strive to point out the centrality of the historical, cultural and geopolitical significance of Hyderabad city to their movement. For the ordinary people of Hyderabad city though - including the multitudes of young professionals from other states in India - life will go on as usual, probably even with the hope of better prospects if the absurdly inflated real-estate prices crash in the near future, as predicted by the pundits. Dr Mayurika Chakravorty teaches at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada
1 - The newly launched Nan’s Provisions 2 - Some of the imported items available at Nan's 3 - Korean seaweed (Nan’s) 4 - Soya Milk (Star Mart) 5 - German coffee (Star Mart) 6 - Imported sauces (Star Mart)
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Won’t allow forced migration: Chidambaram
New Delhi, August 12 (iANs): Three people have died in clashes in Jammu region, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Monday and added that the government would not allow any forced migration from the area. The minister told the Rajya Sabha that the situation in violence-hit Jammu region has been brought under control. Chidambaram said the time was not right for BJP leader Arun Jaitley to visit the area, and urged restraint from political leaders till the situation returns to normalcy. “Two Muslims and a Hindu have died in the clashes. All of us are Indians. Three Indian lives have been lost and that is a matter of great regret,” Chidambaram said. “We will not allow a repetition of 1990. We will not allow forced migration. We will not allow forced resettlement. Everybody will be protected in the area in which he or she lives,” he said. The exodus of Kashmiri pandits from the Valley started in 1990 soon after the outbreak of insurgency in the state. The minister said that arrests have been made and the situation was under control after the army took out a flag march in the evening of Aug 11. Tension in adjoining areas are also in control, he said. Chidambaram’s comments came as several members, including BJP leader of opposition Arun Jaitley, expressed fears that violence in Jammu may lead to a situation similar to 1990. As Jaitley questioned his detention at Jammu airport by Indian army soldiers patrol during a curfew in Jammu, India, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. Curfew continued in some parts of Indian the Jammu and Kashmir government, Chid- portion of Kashmir Monday following clashes between Hindus and Muslims during the Eid holiday celebrations that claimed ambaram defended the move saying the time three lives. (AP Photo) was not right for the opposition leader’s visit. “The district administration decided that the time was not appropriate for the leader of opposition to visit (Jammu),” the minis- JAmmu, August 12 (AgeN- recommendation that it be accepted.” said, “Oh that’s right they can’t because ter said. He said using Section 144 (of the cies): In a setback for the Jammu The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minis- their star PM hopeful waited days to call Indian Penal Code that prohibits unlawful and Kashmir government, Minister of ter further hit out at the Bharatiya Jana- out the army & has yet to apologise. Hypassembly of people) was at the discretion of State for Home Sajjad Ahmed Kitchloo ta Party, launching an attack on Rajya ocrites.” Meanwhile, the state governthe state government and the district magis- has resigned in the wake of communal Sabha Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley ment has imposed curfew and prohibitrate. When BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad violence in Kishtwar. However, before over the 2002 Gujarat riots. He posted tory orders on movement of people in asked if a leader like Jaitley should have been going to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah a tweet: “Would Jaitley be so kind as to most parts of the Jammu region includstopped, Chidambaram said: “Section 144 is for tendering his resignation, Kitchloo inform Parliament whether the Gujarat ing Kathua and Doda district. Earlier, status-neutral, gender- and caste-neutral. The decried attempts to malign his image Home Minister or MOS Home resigned the state government had ordered an decision lies with the district administration”. in the matter. Confirming the devel- or even offered to in 2002!” “3 unfortu- inquiry by the Divisional Commissioner “Once the situation returns to normal, opment, Abdullah on Monday post- nate deaths - 1 Hindu, 2 Muslim & we’ve in to the incident and promised severe the government of Jammu and Kashmir will ed a tweet: “I have received Sajaad a judicial inquiry with my Minister re- punishment to those found responsible certainly allow political leaders to visit and Kitchloo’s resignation asking to be re- signing. Would the BJP care to recount for death and destruction in Kishtwar. meet the people,” he added. The finance min- lieved of his responsibilities pending 2002 response,” Omar further tweeted. Omar had on Sunday accused BJP of tryister was speaking after a discussion on last the outcome of the judicial inquiry.” The Jammu and Kashmir also at- ing to flare up violence in the state and week’s riots in Kishtwar town. He made the He further tweeted, “I am forwarding tacked Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra appealed to people not to allow any postatement as Home Minister Sushilkumar the same to the Hon. Governor with the Modi without naming him. The tweet litical party to exploit their sentiments. Shinde was unwell.
Omar rakes up Gujarat riots as J&K Minister quits
Centre seeks report on Kashmir violence
New Delhi, August 12 (iANs): The central government has sought a report from the Jammu and Kashmir government over the communal violence in Kishtwar town, Minister of State for Home Affairs R.P.N. Singh said Monday. “We are in constant touch with the Jammu and Kashmir government and are seeking a report from them,” Singh told reporters. He said the state government had been told to arrest all those involved in Friday’s violence in Kishtwar that claimed at least two lives “so that normalcy (returns) in Jammu and regions adjoining it”. Meanwhile, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said the state government should explain the circumstances under which Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley was prevented from going to Kishtwar Sunday. “I do not know why he (Jaitley) went there,” he added. He added that it was unfortunate that the incident was getting politicised. “I would urge parties not to politicise the issue and work in harmony with the state government, which is working to resolve the matter and see that peace is restored,” he told a news channel.
Kishtwar clashes a threat to India’s sovereignty: Jaitley
New Delhi, August 12 (iANs): The violence in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar town is not just a communal clash but “a threat to India’s sovereignty”, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said Monday. “It is not an inter-community disturbance. In inter-community disturbances flags of a neighbouring country are not flashed... This is an issue of threat to India’s sovereignty,” Jaitley said in the upper house. “Things will go back to what is was in 1990 if the situation is not brought in control,” Jaitley said while referring to the beginning of the insurgency in the state that led to the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley. The BJP leader was detained at Jammu airport Sunday on his way to Kishtwar and not allowed to visit the clash-hit areas. He criticised the state government for stopping him. “India is not a banana republic to impose (Section) 144 and stop someone from entering the state. Jammu and Kashmir is not some family’s property, it is an integral part of India. This is the plight of democracy in the state,” he said. He asked the central government to clarify how prohibitory order can be used to stop someone from going to a state. “In that way, all BJP-ruled states would use Section 144 to stop Congress leaders from coming there,” he said. He slammed the state government for not acting to control the situation and then practising censorship. “What took place is unfortunate. Procession took selective targeting, it was brought to notice of government at highest level. Within minutes information started reaching Delhi what has happened. People were crying out of helplessness, and the police was spectator. A senior official may be involved ... that has to be investigated,” Jaitley said.
Play schools, day-care centres to be regulated Govt moves SC against order on convicted lawmakers
New Delhi, August 12 (iANs): Hitherto unregulated, mushrooming day care centres and playschools across India would now be watched over by the government to ensure they maintain certain standards. The women and child development ministry has finalised a draft ‘Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Policy’ which will not only make registration and accreditation of such centres mandatory but for the first time also spell out the kind of curriculum and learning tools children are provided with. As of now, there is no regulation in place to monitor the quality of service being provided at such facilities that have mushroomed across India. A senior official of the women and child development ministry told IANS that standards will also be laid down for the kind of play material, play
space and furniture to be provided at such facilities. The policy will also cover anganwadi centres. The policy will specify the minimum qualification required for employment at such centres. The standards would be valid across public and private service providers, the official said. This is for the first time the government would be addressing the educational and nurturing needs of children up to the age of six. India has 158.7 million children in this category, as per the 2011 Census. According to the draft policy, violation of norms would invite stringent penalties. “The draft policy has been finalised and would be presented before the union cabinet for its approval soon,” the official said. He said that to ensure proper implementation, a National ECCE Council with experts will be formed, with corresponding councils at the
Shed your arrogance, Varun tells Mamata
KolKAtA, August 12 (Pti): Reminding Mamata Banerjee of the political support she had received from the BJP with which she had allied in 1999, party national secretary Varun Gandhi on Monday asked West Bengal Chief Minister Banerjee to shed her ‘arrogance’. “Mamata Banerjee is a big political figure now. But I still remember those days when she had only one MP in Parliament. When she threw her resignation in parliament that time BJP was kind enough to support her,” Gandhi told party workers here apparently referring to her resignation as union sports minister from the Rao ministry in 1993. “When the Congress threw them out of the party. It was Vajpayeeji and Advaniji who were kind enough to support them and give them important portfolios in the NDA government. She should shed her arrogance. Arrogance has destroyed big kingdoms,” said Gandhi the party in-charge of the state in reference to the allocation of the Railway portfolio in the NDA government to Banerjee in 1999. Gandhi, who is on a two day visit to the state, vowed to take revenge for the suffering and harassment of party workers allegedly at the hands of the ruling Trinamool Congress. “The more you harass our party workers, torture them physically and mentally ... When we form the next central government after six months we vow to take revenge on the sufferings of each of our BJP workers,” Gandhi said. He urged party workers to reach out to the people and strengthen the party before the next Parliamentary polls. “By only blaming the CPI(M) and the Trinamool we can’t strengthen our party. If we want to strengthen our party then we need to reach out to the people,” he said. He said whenever there were natural disasters, BJP workers should be at the forefront of relief work and in aiding the poor. He said that he would extensively tour the state before next Lok Sabha polls to strengthen the party.
state level and later the district level. The council will guide and oversee the implementation of the policy as well as keep ECCE programmes consistent with the national policy. A developmentally appropriate national curriculum framework for the ECCE will be developed. It will promote play-based, experiential and childfriendly provision for early education and all-round development, the draft says. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE) which came into effect April 1, 2010, has also addressed early childhood care. Section 11 of the Act states that to prepare children above the age of three years for elementary education and to provide early childhood care and education for all children until they complete the age of six years, the appropriate government may make necessary ar-
rangement for providing free pre-school education. The draft if the policy states that it seeks to universalize the provision of ECCE for all children mainly through the Integrated Child Development Scheme in the public sector and through other services across sectors and providers regulated by quality standards. Special plans will be developed to reach the most marginalized groups which include children located in isolated and remote hamlets, tribal and dalit hamlets and slums. Children belonging to seasonal migrants, nomadic populations, construction and roadside workers will also be included. The implementation of the new policy will be reviewed every five years. Periodic appraisals will also be made to assess the progress of implementation and make midcourse corrections if and when required.
New Delhi, August 12 (AgeNcies): The government on Monday filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against its order disqualifying MPs and MLAs from the date that they are convicted. The apex court in far-reaching judgement on July 10 this year had struck down a provision in the electoral law that
protects a convicted lawmaker from disqualification on the ground of pendency of appeal in higher courts. In another judgement the court had said that those persons who were arrested would be debarred from contesting polls. However, those taken in preventive detention were excluded. The apex court had
said MPs, MLAs and MLCs would stand disqualified on the date of conviction. The court had also hit out at the Parliament saying that it had exceeded its powers by enacting the provision (Section 8(4) of the Representation of Peoples Act) that gave a convicted lawmaker the power to remain in office, The ground that
was given by political parties was that the appeals by the lawmakers against their conviction have been filed and pending. The bench of justices AK Patnaik and S J Mukhopadhaya had given this landmark judgement. The move by SC was seen as an attempt at decriminalisation of politics and hailed by certain quarters.
Parties oppose EC’s restriction in announcing freebies
New Delhi, August 12 (Pti): Major political parties barring the Bahujan Samaj Party on Monday opposed any restriction on them in announcing freebies in election manifestos, claiming that this was their prerogative. The Election Commission had convened a meeting of various national and regional political parties convened to seek their views on the issue of freebies offered by them in poll manifestos and framing of guidelines thereof. Representatives of five national and 23 regional parties attended Monday’s meeting and conveyed their respective party stands on the issue
of framing of guidelines on election manifestos by the poll body. Except for BSP, all major national political parties were unanimous in their views that there should be no restriction of any kind in regulating election manifestos. The BSP said that there should be a ban on announcing freebies by parties ahead of polls as they disturb the level-playing field as voters can be lured by such promises of allurements which may not be implemented later. Sources said among the regional parties, only two — Nagaland People’s Front (NPF) and Mizo National Front (MNF), are in favour of ban-
ning freebies and framing guidelines in this regard and all others are opposed to the move. Claiming that it is the right of parties to announce poll manifestos, the Congress, BJP and Left parties are on a common platform in opposing the Election Commission move in the wake of the Supreme Court judgement asking the Commission to frame guidelines on poll manifestos to regulate freebies. The EC wishes to formulate a clear policy on defining freebies announced by parties ahead of elections and has studied practices adopted by different nations in this regard.
India launches its first indigenous aircraft carrier
Kochi, August 12 (Pti): India on Monday launched its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, joining the elite club of nations with the capability of designing and building a warship in the over 35,000-tonne class. Defence Minister A.K. Antony’s wife Elizabeth launched the 37,500-tonne carrier at Kochi shipyard almost four-and-a-half years after its keel was laid by the minister. “It is a red-letter day for the entire nation and a proud moment for the country which has achieved self-reliance in the field of warship design and construction. Only a few advanced countries have capability to design and build such aircraft carriers,” he said in his speech on the occasion. Antony said this was an “important” first step towards a long journey in the area of warship building for the country. Other nations capable of designing and building a ship of equivalent size are the US, the UK, Russia and France. The Minister said the Navy’s capabilities must be enhanced to ensure that it maintains “high operational preparedness to thwart any likely misadventure against our national interest.” He asked all stakeholders including the builder
The Indian aircraft carrier is docked at a shipyard after its launch in Kochi, on Monday August 12. India has launched its first home-built aircraft carrier, marking another milestone in its efforts to bolster its maritime presence. (AP Photo)
Cochin Shipyards Limited (CSL) to put collective efforts to ensure that the aircraft carrier is delivered on time, observing that many years were lost in the past due to “lack of coordination“. The launch of warship, which has a length of 260 metres and is 60 metres wide, is behind schedule by three years. It is set to go for extensive trials in
2016 before being inducted into the Navy by 2018 end. Fighter aircraft — Mig-29K, Light Combat Aircraft and Kamov-31 helicopters — will deployed on board the carrier, which will also carry an array of other weapons systems. INS Vikrant is the second aircraft carrier of the same name. Its prede-
cessor was decommissioned in 1997 after having played a significant role in the 1971 war with Pakistan. India is currently operating one aircraft carrier INS Viraat, which is likely to be decommissioned in 2018—19 after INS Vikrant joins operational service. The country is expected to get its second aircraft carrier Admi-
ral Gorshkov, now rechristened INS Vikramaditya, from Russia by the end of this year. India has plans of having at least two aircraft carriers for its eastern and western sea boards and has plans of building more aircraft carriers indigenously, which would be bigger in size than the one launched on Monday. INS Vikrant’s launch will mark the end of the first phase of its construction and it will be now re— docked for outfitting and construction of superstructure. Antony said the Defence Ministry was ready to provide more support to the Cochin Shipyards Limited (CSL) provided it worked towards adhering to the timelines. Apart from domestic design and manufacturing work, it is the high-grade warship steel made by the Steel Authority of India which has been used for building the ship. The indigenous component in the warship would be approximately anywhere between 80 and 90% in floating department, up to 60% in movement and not more than 30% in fighting component of the carrier. The ship has been designed by Directorate of Naval Design. Its production work had commenced in November 2006.
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Tuesday 13 August 2013
Fresh Myanmar clashes signal growing desperation Sittwe, AuguSt 12 (ReuteRS): Attempts to bring stability to Myanmar’s strategic northwest Rakhine State could be unraveling after police opened fire on Rohingya Muslims for the third time in two months, reviving tensions in a region beset by religious violence last year. Villages outside the state capital Sittwe remain volatile after a dispute over custody of a dead Rohingya quickly escalated into a day of clashes on Friday in which police raked Rohingya crowds with gunfire, according to witnesses. The violence underscores the growing Rohingya desperation in the face of an increasingly unsparing police response. At least two people were killed and more than a dozen injured, locals said. The renewed tensions come despite government efforts to bring calm to Rakhine State, after two eruptions of communal violence with ethnic Rakhine Buddhists last year killed at least 192 people and left 140,000 homeless, mostly Rohingya. The battered corpse of the fisherman washed ashore at Ohntawgyi village after Friday morning prayers, triggering a day of clashes in which police raked crowds of Rohingya with gunfire. A military intelligence source in Sittwe put the toll at one dead and nine injured, while the state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper said only three people had suffered “minor injuries”. Activists blamed the clashes on restrictive measures imposed after last year’s violence in the Buddhist-majority country. Apartheid-like policies have segregated Buddhists from Muslims, many of whom fester in primitive camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) with little hope of resettlement. A Reuters photographer and video journalist who visited the area said the situation remained tense as Tomas Ojea Quintana, U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, arrived in Sittwe on Monday. The clashes heap pressure on President Thein Sein as he struggles to contain nationwide religious violence since taking power in March 2011 after nearly 50 years of military dictatorship. Strategic Region Rakhine State is one of Myanmar’s poorest regions, but in the reform era it is emerging as one of its most strategic. In Sittwe’s harbor, India is funding a $214 million port, river and road network that will carve a trade route into In-
Myanmar Muslims pray at a mosque during the festival of Eid al-Fitr, on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar Friday, August 9, 2013. (AP Photo)
dia’s landlocked northeast. From Kyaukphyu, a city 105 km (65 miles) southeast of Sittwe, gas and oil pipelines stretch to China’s energy-hungry northwest. Both projects capitalize on Myanmar’s growing importance at Asia’s crossroads. “Rumors of extensive mineral wealth in Rakhine State would add or perhaps are now adding fuel to the existing ethnic tensions,” said the Harvard Ash Center in a July 2013 report. Aung Win, a well-known Rohingya activist who visited the troubled area on Sunday, blamed the unrest on deteriorating relations between the displaced Rohingya and police. Rohingya blamed the police for beatings, extortion and other “inhuman” treatment, he said. “People have no trust in the police anymore,” he said. “They want the police out of their areas and the military there instead.” The IDPs also demand the release of Rohingya leaders detained since late April after violent protests at a camp near Sittwe over a government resettlement plan. The plan required the stateless Rohingya to identify themselves as “Bengali”, a term Rohingya reject. The gov-
Volcano spews more hot ash in Indonesia
Mount Rokatenda spews volcanic smoke on Palue island, Indonesia, on Monday, August 12. The volcano spewed more hot ash and lava on the tiny Indonesian island Monday after causing six deaths during its eruption over the weekend. (AP Photo)
MAuMeRe, AuguSt 12 (AP): A volcano spewed more hot ash and lava on a tiny Indonesian island Monday after causing six deaths over the weekend. More than 500 Palua island residents who had earlier refused to leave the 3-kilometer (1.9-mile) exclusion zone around Mount Rokatenda have been evacuated to the neighboring island of Flores, said Mutiara Mauboi, an official at the command post. The bodies of two children who were among six people killed by lava as they slept early Saturday have not been
recovered. “There is no more searching for the victims. The main activity now is evacuation,” Mauboi said from her office in the town of Maumere. “All of the residents in eight villages on Palua have to be moved gradually.” The eruptions were smaller Monday but the potential danger was high because the volcano continues to release hot gas clouds, said government volcanologist Surono, who uses only one name like many Indonesians. Molten lava and ash have covered most of Palue, an island in East Nusa Tenggara
province with only a 4-kilometer radius. “Mount Rokatenda remains on high alert,” Surono said. “There has been no significant decline in activity.” About a quarter of Palua’s 12,000 people moved to Flores after the volcano began erupting last October, said Tini Thadeus, head of the local disaster agency, adding the government has agreed to build new houses for the displaced. The six victims this weekend were among residents who had refused to leave last year when the safety zone was established, he said, adding that many who stayed believed in old customs that requires their presence to keep lava from destroying villages, Thadeus said. Among the dead was a 58-year-old woman, the grandmother of the two children. During past eruptions dating to the 1930s, lava had typically flowed south, but this time it moved north toward the beaches where the victims slept, he said. Mount Rokatenda is one of 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia, an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands that’s home to 240 million people. The country is prone to earthquakes and volcanic activity because it sits along the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a horseshoe-shaped series of fault lines. A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia’s eastern coast Monday about 872 kilometers northeast of the volcano. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
Religious family survives being lost at sea
PHOeNiX, AuguSt 12 (AP): A northern Arizona family has survived being lost at sea for weeks after an ill-fated attempt to leave the U.S. over what they consider government interference in religion. Hannah Gastonguay and her family will fly back home Sunday after taking their two small children and her father-inlaw and setting sail from San Diego for the tiny Pacific island nation of Kiribati in May. Weeks into their journey, the Gastonguays hit a series of storms that damaged their small boat, leaving them adrift for weeks, unable to make progress. They were eventually picked up by a Venezuelan fishing vessel, transferred to a Japanese cargo ship and taken to Chile. Their flights home were arranged by U.S. Embassy officials, Gastonguay said. The U.S. State Department declined to comment on Sunday. The months-long journey has been “pretty exciting” and a “little scary at certain points,” Gastonguay told The Associated Press by telephone. The 26-yearold mother said they wanted to go to Kiribati because “we didn’t want to go anywhere big.” She said they
ernment says they are Muslim migrants from Bangladesh and denies them citizenship. Many Rohingya say their families have lived in Rakhine for generations. “Growing desperation” As tempers rose on Friday, Rohingya villagers and IDPs burned down a police outpost in Ohntawgyi and erected a nearby roadblock, witnesses said. Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and live rounds. The IDPs fought with sticks and catapults. Chris Lewa of the Rohingya advocacy group Arakan Project sees the latest violence as an attempt to resist oppressive measures common in northern Rakhine State, a Rohingya-majority region of three townships bordering Bangladesh. In two townships, Buthidaung and Maungdaw, the state government recently announced the enforcement of a two-child limit on Rohingya families, one of several measures that the United Nations has called a violation of human rights. The violence near Sittwe follows two other recent instants of fatal police gunfire in Rakhine.
Norway PM turns secret cabbie in election drive OSLO, AuguSt 12 (ReuteRS): Norway’s prime minister worked secretly as a taxi driver in central Oslo for a day in June, leaving his passengers wondering whether their elected leader had quit the day job. Wearing a taxi driver’s uniform and sunglasses, Jens Stoltenberg drove passengers around the streets of the Norwegian capital for several hours, confirming his identity only after his passengers realised who he was. The stunt, dreamed up by an ad agency as part of Stoltenberg’s campaign for re-election, was filmed on hidden cameras. A video of the event was published on Sunday by daily newspaper VG and on the PM’s Facebook page. Stoltenberg told the newspaper he had wanted to hear people’s honest views on politics. “If there is one place where people say what they really mean about most things, it is in a taxi. Right from the gut,” he told VG. “So, you have begun driving a taxi,” deadpans one passenger after realising who his chauffeur is. “Have you quit as prime minister?” asks another. The prime minister’s passengers were in turn shocked, bemused and curious before their discussions turned to politics. Stoltenberg, who has led the Nordic country for the past eight years, confessed he was not used to driving as he usually sits at the back of his chauffeured car. At one point the prime minister gives the car an abrupt jolt, thinking he is pressing the clutch when in fact he is applying the automatic vehicle’s brake. “I am not really happy about the driving,” says one passenger. “I guess I will live,” says another. “Your driving is really bad,” says a third. Politicians in Norway and the other Nordic countries tend to be more accessible than their colleagues in other European countries. One can often bump into Stoltenberg, for instance, at the weekends walking in the woods surrounding Oslo. Asked by VG if he would consider becoming a taxi driver full time were he to lose re-election, Stoltenberg said: “I think the nation and Norwegian taxi passengers are best served if I am the prime minister and not a taxi driver.” Parliamentary elections will take place on September 9. Stoltenberg’s party, Labour, is trailing in the polls against the opposition Conservatives.
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STATE INVESTMENT PROGRAM MANAGEMENT & IMPLEMENTATION UNIT ADB- Assisted Project Old Secretariat Complex, Kohima- 797001, Nagaland
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understood the island to be “one of the least developed countries in the world.” Kiribati is a group of islands just off the equator and the international date line about halfway between Hawaii and Australia. The total population is just over 100,000 people of primarily Micronesian descent. Hannah Gastonguay said her family was fed up with government control in the U.S. As Christians they don’t believe in “abortion, homo-
sexuality, in the state-controlled church,” she said. U.S. “churches aren’t their own,” Gastonguay said, suggesting that government regulation interfered with religious independence. Among other differences, she said they had a problem with being “forced to pay these taxes that pay for abortions we don’t agree with.” The Gastonguays weren’t members of any church, and Hannah Gastonguay said their faith
came from reading the Bible and through prayer. “The Bible is pretty clear,” she said. The family moved in November from Ash Fork, Arizona, to San Diego, where they lived on their boat as they prepared to set sail. She said she gave birth to the couple’s 8-monthold girl on the boat. In May, Hannah, her 30-year-old husband Sean, his father Mike, and the couple’s daughters, 3-year-old Ardith and baby Rahab set off.
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Rafael Nadal beats Milos Raonic in Montreal final
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, jokes with the trophy after defeating Canada's Milos Raonic during the final at the men's Rogers Cup tennis tournament final action in Montreal, Sunday, Aug. 11. Nadal won 6-2, 6-2. (AP Photo)
Inter departmental badminton tournament begins at Phek PhEk, AugusT 12 (DIPR): The Inter Departmental Badminton tournament began at Phek at Badminton Stadium on August 10, where the Deputy Commissioner of Phek was the chief guest in the inaugural function. In his speech, the DC appreciated the DSO Phek and Officers for organizing the Inter District Badminton tournament. He also extended his happiness for the overwhelming response and expressed desired that Inter Departmental Badminton tournament in the district will carry on even in the future, so that government servants in the district can have a healthy platform to interact with one another. He also said that officers club may also be organized at Phek district for better coordination of various departments in particular and the people of Phek district in general. He also appealed to all departments to abide by the rules and regulations laid down by the organizing committee of the tournament. The function was chaired by SDO (C) Worren Hollohon Yepthomi while welcome address was delivered by DSO Phek Nyuvitho Nyuthe and invocation prayer was pronounced by Veruyoi Khesoh, Pastor Police Church Phek.
Shikhar Dhawan hits 2nd highest 50 overs score
PRETORIA, AugusT 12 (PTI): India's new batting sensation Shikhar Dhawan on Monday gave yet another exhibition of stunning strokeplay by smashing a blistering 248 off 150 balls against South Africa 'A', missing out on a world record feat by just 20 runs. 27-year-old Dhawan, who clobbered 30 boundaries and seven sixes in his superlative knock, became the second highest individual scorer in the history of List A games (limited overs matches) behind former England and Surrey batsman Alistair Brown. Brown had scored 268 for Surrey against Glamorgan at Oval back on July 19, 2002. If Dhawan's first 100 came off only 86 balls, the second hundred came off only 46 balls as he raced to his first List A double hundred in only 132 balls with a push off left-arm seamer Beuran Hendricks' bowling at the LC de Villiers Oval. During his rampaging knock, the stylish left-hander surpassed two of his illustrious senior teammates Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, who had scored double centuries in one-day internationals which also qualify as List A games. On personal best of 220, Dhawan created a national record by surpassing Sehwag's best of 219 in an one-dayer against West Indies at Indore back in 2011. Just when it looked that he would eclipse the world record, he was caught by wicketkeeper Dane Vilas of Rusty Theron's bowling trying another slog shot. Dhawan added 285 runs in only 33.5 overs with his skipper Cheteshwar Pujara, who also scored a century. Such was his domination that out of his 162 out of his 248 runs came in only 37 scoring strokes. Dhawan made a memorable Test debut against Australia earlier this year with a brilliant 187 and has not looked back since then as he became the best batsman in India's victorious Champions Trophy campaign recently. Dhawan started smashing bowlers from the word 'go' as the first ball of the match bowled by seamer Hardus Viljoen was driven towards long-on for a boundary. In Viljoen's second and the third over of the innings, Dhawan hit the bowler for three consecutive boundaries, something he repeated when left-arm spinner Rolief van der Merwe also came into bowl. The moment a bowler pitched short, Dhawan rocked back to pull the deliveries in the region between deep midwicket and deep square leg.
MONTREAL, AugusT 12 (AP): Rafael Nadal beat Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday in the Rogers Cup final, spoiling Raonic's bid to become the first Canadian winner in the event in 55 years. Robert Bedard, the last Canadian to win what was then called the Canadian Open in 1955, was in attendance to see Nadal claim his third Rogers Cup title. The Spanish star also won in 2005 and 2008. "To win here, I have to be playing my top level," Nadal said. "Very happy the way that I played almost every match in this tournament. Is very important for me, this title. Just very happy for everything." Raonic was the first Canadian since the now 81-year-old Bedard even to reach the final. "The tournament overall was a great thing," Raonic said. "There were a lot of situations that I'm very happy with the way I dealt with them, and there were a lot of learning experiences through it all.
"A lot of stepping stones that I need to do in my career happened this week, so that's great. The match, obviously I'm a little disappointed with myself. I would have hoped to deal with that situation a little bit better." Nadal, playing his first tournament since a first-round loss at Wimbledon in June, posted his eighth tournament win this year and the 58th of his career. On Saturday night in the semifinals, Nadal beat two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2). "I did a lot of things well," Nadal said. "My return was huge this afternoon. I returned a few first serves of his in important moments, decisive. Then I think he play with more mistakes than usual. That helped me." By reaching the final, the 22-year-old Raonic will move up to 10th in world rankings, a record for a Canadian. He will be the youngest player in the top 10. Nadal will move
from fourth to third. "With his serve, his chance to be in the top 10 for a long time is very good," Nadal said. "Then what you need is to work on the mental part and in the game from the baseline, to try to play the right way on the important points. I think he will do it. He's still young. He's having great results. This week is going to be very important for him and for tennis in Canada in general." Raonic has worn different colored Davis Cup-style shirts with a maple leaf over the heart all week, but saved a red-and-white one for the final. It didn't help as Nadal needed just 1 hour, 8 minutes to win. The Uniprix Stadium crowd was solidly behind Raonic throughout the one-sided match. Nadal's all-around game, particularly his superior passing shots and baseline play, proved too much for the power-hitting Raonic, who was only effective in games in which his booming serve
was working. On a windy afternoon, Nadal had two service breaks in the first set, including one after trailing 0-40, and broke again to open the second. At 2-1 in the second set, Raonic wasted three break points to let his best chance for a break slip away. The Spaniard broke again for a 5-2 lead and served out the match. Nadal is 4-0 against Raonic in his career. Nadal stretched his record for wins in Masters series tournaments to 25 with his fourth this year. He is 48-3 and has reached the final of 10 out of 11 tournaments in 2013. Raonic's victory over Vasek Pospisil of Vernon, B.C., on Saturday marked the first time two Canadians were in the semifinals of an ATP Tour event since Andrew Sznajder and Martin Wosterholme in 1990 at Rio de Janeiro. The last Canadian to get that far in the Rogers Cup, then called the Canadian Open, was Mike Belkin of Montreal in 1969.
Serena Williams wins Rogers Cup
TORONTO, AugusT 12 (AP): Topranked Serena Williams breezed to her third Rogers Cup title Sunday with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea. It was her eighth WTA title of the year and the 54th of her career. She didn't drop a set all week and lost only 22 games, almost half that total against third-seed Agnieszka Radwanska in a semifinal that proved her only real test in this U.S. Open tuneup. With the absence of top-five players Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka, and the early exit of Wimbledon champ Marion Bartoli, all because of injury, Williams faced few obstacles in her path to the title. "No tournament is ever easy, especially being in the position I am in," she said. "The tournament starts and they expect you to win. And the tournament is like, 'You're going to be in the final and after your semifinal I want you to do this, and you have to do this and this press.' Who knows if I'll even make it to the semifinals? It's a lot of pressure. It's not easy." Williams plays this week in Cincinnati and will be the defending champion at the U.S Open. Despite having lost only one match since March, a stunning early exit at Wimbledon, she says she can still improve. "For me it's always about constantly improving and never saying 'I did great and I can be satisfied,'" she said. "I did great (today), but what can I do better? What can I improve on? That's what I always strive for. When I get satisfied, and for a lot of players, the (playing) level goes down." Cirstea was appearing in only her third WTA final and looking to build on her only title — in 2008 at Tashkent. This tournament proved a breakthrough. She ousted two former No. 1 players (Jelena Jankovic and Caroline Wozniacki) before defeating defending champion Petra Kvitova in the
quarters and fourth-seeded Li Na in the semifinals. "For me it's been a really positive week and I'm going to take everything that well to the next tournament," she said. Cirstea was unsteady from the opening game, double-faulting the first point and again at 30-40 to give Williams an early break. Williams broke again for 3-0 after Cirstea sent a backhand wide. That prompted a visit from her Australian coach, Darren Cahill. The pep talk appeared to work momentarily. Cirstea won four straight points to break back and held serve at 3-2. But Williams quickly removed any chance of an upset, winning two straight games and acing a winner to make it 6-2. "The start was not as bad as the scored showed," Cirstea said. "The first three games I had really good chances so I could have been up three-love. Suddenly I found myself down three-love. I know the score seems quite tough but there were moments when I felt the match was closer than it seemed." With shouts of "Sorana" and "Serena" volleying around the stadium, splashes of Romania's blue, yellow and red could be seen dotting the Rexall Centre stands on a warm, sunny afternoon. "I was surprised to see how many Romanians there were out there and how many flags I've seen," she said. "It was an incredible atmosphere and it made me feel like home when they were screaming, supporting me and saying positive things. I'm looking forward to coming back here." But Cirstea's contingent had even less to cheer for in the second set. Williams used her trademark power strokes to keep Cirstea running and ripped an ace to hold serve at 2-0. Cirstea, her head hanging low, again called for Cahill. But it didn't do much good. Williams eased through the fi- Serena Williams, of the United States, poses for photographs after defeating Sorana Cirstea, nal four games and wrapped up the match of Romania, at the women's singles championship at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in in just more than hour. Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 11. Williams won 6-2, 6-0. (AP Photo)
J-League looks to extend influence in SE Asia
sEOuL, Aug u sT 12(AP): The English Premier League has long dominated the popularity of international football in Southeast Asia. It's newest rival for regional audiences comes not from the major leagues of Spain or Italy, but from Japan. The J-League, established in 1993 and generally regarded as Asia's best domestic competition, does not have the history or the prestige of the big European leagues. But while English clubs like Manchester United and Liverpool often play a friendly in Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur every couple of years, the JLeague insists it is committed to developing football in Southeast Asia for the long-term and at a number of levels. Over the past two years, the J-League has signed separate partnership agreements with leagues in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore and Myanmar, which involve the exchange of expertise on and off the field. Japanese clubs have established relationships with teams in the region, and from 2012 Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar
In this Aug. 6, 2013 photo, Vietnamese soccer player Le Cong Vinh, right, poses with Consadole Sapporo's President Yoshikazu Nonomura during a news conference as he joins the J-League team, in Sapporo, northern Japan. Le has been one of the biggest stars in Vietnam and Southeast Asia for a number of years. The J-League insists it is committed to developing football in Southeast Asia for the long-term and at a number of levels. (AP Photo)
started broadcasting JLeague games with more countries expected to follow suit. "We fully understand how popular the English Premier League is in southeast Asia," Daisuke Nakanishi, J-League director of competitions and sales management told The Associated Press. "That's why we think that there is no way of winning if we apply the same approach in the market, and we believe that we should do something different." Nakanishi
says Japan's league has two advantages over the European leagues. "We are in Asia, so we are close to the region geographically and mentally, and Japan is the only country which used to be very weak but has grown rapidly in very short period," he said. "So we can be a role model. We are more than happy to share our know how with Southeast Asia in order to develop together." The size and global reach of the top English clubs mean that any part-
nerships they form in Southeast Asia are unequal. In the past, local clubs have sometimes been reduced to becoming little more than merchandise sellers for the big teams. On the pitch it can be a similar story. In 2007, three of Thailand's top players famously joined Manchester City, then owned by the country's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, yet none made it close to a Premier League appearance and soon departed. The J-League is good but not to the extent that it is a closed door for Southeast Asian talent. "In the near future, we hope that there will be many star Southeast Asian players playing in the J-League, which makes the J-League more visible and popular in the region," Nakanishi said. "This is a unique approach which the English Premier League does not have." Worawi Makudi, president of the Thailand Football Association, agrees that Japan has much to offer as a role model to follow for developing nations in Asia as it has come a long way in a short time.
Balijan Cricket tourney
DIMAPuR, AugusT 12 (MExN): Despite the scorching heat, each team did not leave any stone unturned to place berth in the quarterfinals of the 5th summer cricket cup tournament in Balijan. In the first match, Phonex 11 was defeated by Neisatuo Cricket Club by 2 wickets while chasing a target of 74 runs. In the second match, Blue Star set a score of 121 in 16 overs for the loss of 9 wickets and defeated Hitz Cricket Club by 85 runs. In the third match, Axis Banks rebels was defeated by Laksar 11 Cricket Club by 8 wickets while chasing a target of 138 runs in 16 overs.
Moyes loses cool over Rooney ‘exit’ reports
LONDON, AugusT 12 (AFP): Manchester United manager David Moyes lost his patience after being questioned about unsettled striker Wayne Rooney following his side's victory over Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield on Sunday. Rooney is reportedly unhappy at Old Trafford and has been the subject of two unsuccessful bids from Chelsea during the close season. He was left out of the squad due to a shoulder injury at Wembley, where Robin van Persie's brace gave United a 2-0 win, but Moyes said media reports about his training programme have been inaccurate. Rooney trained with United's reserves this week after hurting his shoulder in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Real Betis, but Moyes said that was at Rooney's request, rather than as a form of punishment. "Wayne has trained, and some of you might not like hearing this, but I didn't fall out with Wayne," Moyes told reporters during a terse post-game press conference. "Some of you wrote untruths. Wayne trained with the reserves because it was his asking. He couldn't have (physical) contact, he had a shoulder injury. "In case you don't know, we used him as a floating player, which means he doesn't play for either team, he plays between either team. "He played as a floating player so he didn't get injured. So any of you who wrote anything else are misleading your readers," Moyes said.
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Teen Choice Awards Winners 2013
Sushant Singh Rajput Debut: Sushant is this year’s best TV import. Already a popular face on the small screen, the actor’s fan following got bigger with his jump to the big screen with Kai Po Che, that found instant success with the critics and the audience. And thanks to his popularity, he’s fast gaining in on the endorsement market too. Trade verdict: He is by far one of the brightest new kids on the block. Immensely talented, he’s proven his mettle in a film sans star trappings. His films in hand PeeKay and Shuddh Desi Romance both seem bankable. He’s definitely someone I would bet my money on.
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were the biggest winners at the Teen Choice Awards, collecting FOUR giant surfboards as a prize. And curly singer Harry Styles even bagged two individual honours for being a very beautiful man - a fair decision after he twerked for the entire audience. In other categories, Justin Bieber won thrice despite being pictured gobbing on fans but sadly/luckily (delete where appropriate) he didn't attend with his pulling torch. Selena Gomez was a surprise winner in Best Break-Up Song beating competition from Taylor Swift's super-catchy hit We're Never Getting Back Together. See below for the FULL list of winners, with some nice pictures scattered among the list so your eyes don't get bored of reading. Choice Male Artist Justin Bieber - WINNER Choice Female Artist Demi Lovato - WINNER
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f ever you have told somebody that you haven't watched Sholay yet, we are sure that you would have got a 'surprise' reaction from them! Well, don't worry! You will be glad to know that this biggest Indian blockbuster will soon be back in theatres. There has been a buzz about the 3D version of the 1975 hit movie for some time now. The latest news is that this 3D version of Sholay will release in theatres on Amitabh Bachchan's birthday
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Duralde, who also gave “The Butler” positive marks, it worked: He wrote that Daniels’ film is “head and shoulders above feel-good kitsch like ‘The Help,’“ an Oscar nominee for Best Picture at the 2012 Academy Awards. Not everyone was as enamored. “‘The Butler’ plays less like a personal epic and more like a glossed-over highlight reel of AfricanAmericans’ long, difficult march to equality,” wrote Tim Grierson at ScreenDaily. CinemaBlend’s Katey Rich similarly found the film’s clip-package scope and tonal inconsistencies
Choice Hip-Hop/Rap Artist Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - WINNER
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Mommy's boy! Slender Jolie & trendy Maddox turn heads
ngelina Jolie and son Maddox looked ultra cool in sunglasses on Sunday as they arrived at Los Angeles International Airport. The 38-year-old Oscar winner rocked an all-black ensemble that featured a pair of kneehigh Christian Louboutin platform black boots. She sported a pair of black skinny pants and a long-sleeved blouse with a black bow. Angelina had her hair pulled back and also donned a huge pair of dark sunglasses. She carried a large black handbag as she walked with 12-year-old Maddox. Maddox looked like a typical laid-back Los Angeles kid in a black beanie and aviator sunglasses. He was wearing the local youth uniform of white T-shirt, loose blue jeans and a sweet pair of grey checkered Vans. Angelina recently portrayed evil sorceress Maleficent in the Disney movie of the same name and talked about it at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. The retelling of the 1959 animated classic Sleeping to be a bridge too far. “‘The Beauty will be told from Butler’ gets torn in too many directions, a story with too much to say and almost no effective way of saying it,” she wrote in a mixed-negative review. Nearly every critic, however, heaped praise on Winfrey, who plays Whitaker’s onscreen wife. “Winfrey is clearly reveling in the opportunity to shake up her image a bit and play a boozy adulteress,” wrote Duralde. Writing for EW.com, Chris Nashawaty noted that Winfrey’s turn was “beautifully nuanced.”
reviews are here
ee Daniels’ The Butler,” starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and a parade of famous faces, isn’t out in theaters until Aug. 16, but with the film’s review embargo lifted by The Weinstein Company on Friday at midnight, critics are free to let their voices be heard right now. “Daniels knows how to push an audience’s buttons, and as crudely obvious as ‘The Butler’ can be -- whether juxtaposing a Woolworth’s lunch-counter protest with a formal White House dinner, or showing a character keeling over at the breakfast table with oxygen tank attached -- it’s also genuinely rousing,” Variety critic Scott Foundas wrote in his positive notice on the film. “By the end, it’s hard not to feel moved, if also more than a bit manhandled.” This is only Daniels’ fourth feature as a director; he was nominated in the Best Director category for “Precious,” his second film, and is in full awards mode here as well, at least according to TheWrap’s Alonso Duralde. “The cuckoo-rococo side of Daniels, that boundariesfree showman behind such loony spectacles as ‘The Paperboy’ and ‘Shadowboxer,’ is nowhere to be found here; instead, he’s operating very much in awards-bait mode, juggling historical grandeur, family turmoil and a changing societal landscape.” For
the minds of moviegoers forever. Bow this will be an opportunity for the young and old to enjoy this classic film in 3D. This film brings back many memories from the past. The friendship and on screen chemistry is all ready to impress everyone once again. Recently, Dharmendra watched the movie while it was being made into 3D and became nostalgic. This nostalgia may pop up for many others too when the movie hit the theatres.
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the perspective of Angelina's villainous character. The star revealed an affinity for her dastardly character stemming back to her own childhood. 'Since I was a little girl, Maleficent was always my favourite. I was terrified of her, but I was also drawn to her,' she said. 'I wanted to know more about her. She had this elegance and grace, yet she was wonderfully, deliciously cruel.' The mother-of-six went on to talk about how the children on set were all terrified of her costume - all except one, that is: her daughter Vivienne, who has a small role as a young Aurora in the film. Angelina also has been working on directing her second movie Unbroken with filming in Hawaii. The film has a screenplay written by Ethan Coen and his brother Joel Coen and is based on a book written by American author Laura Hillenbrand. The movie chronicling the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who became a Japanese prisoner of war in World War Ii, is due out in 2014.
rgo star Ben Affleck considered himself an unsuccessful actor when he was approached for magazine shoots but not movie offers, according to friend Matt Damon. The 40-year-old actor-director confided in Damon about his insecurities, saying he felt his movies were unsuccessful and he was more in demand for magazine shoots than his art, reported Contactmusic. "I would call him from Prague and say How are you?. He'd go, 'You know, I'm in the absolute worst place you can be. I can sell magazines but not movie tickets'," Damon said. "I was like, 'It's going to be a long, long, long walk back up the hill.' But he knew he could do it because he's a writer, he's a director, he's incredibly talented," he added. Affleck had a tough time making a comeback in the movie industry. He however bagged an Oscar this year for his film Argo.
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YAMAHA and AKG Brand Ambassador Nise Meruno performed for top industrialists-The Piramals along with Ruguoser Liegise and Jazz Singer Marie Paul in Mumbai on saturday. Seen here are the Chairman and Vice-Chairperson of Piramal Group Ajay Piramal and wife Dr. Swati.
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Crosses Rs 100 cr mark in 3 days of release
hah Rukh Khan's latest release Chennai Express created history by entering the elite Rs 100 crore club within three days of its release. The movie directed by Rohit Shetty had a rocking start at the box office all over India and overseas. In India, Chennai Express, which also features Deepika Padukone, collected Rs 6.75 cr in paid previews on Thursday itself. Overall the movie managed to collect a whopping Rs 67.92 cr in just two days including the paid previews. The movie did very well over the weekend and with Sunday's figures finally out the movie has
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already crossed the Rs 100 crore.Taran further tweeted if Chennai Express is able to cross the Rs 100 crore mark "it will be the *first* Hindi film to attain this enviable, unimaginable status in the opening weekend itself. This will be HISTORIC." A solo release this weekend, Chennai Express opened with 3,500 prints in India and 700 plus screens overseas. The film produced by UTV Motion Pictures and SRK's production company Red Chillies, has released in 50 plus countries including places like Morocco, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Israel and Peru.
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World Athletics chAmpionships 2013
Netherlands' Nadine Broersen, right, falls as she runs beside Lithuania's Virgilijus Alekna competes in the men's discus throw Britain's David Greene competes in a men's 400-meter heat Belgium's Nafissatou Thiam competes in the women's high United States' Sharon Day in the 100-mter hurdles of the hep- qualification at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzh- at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki sta- jump final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhtathlon at the World Athletics Championships. (AP Photo) niki stadium in Moscow, Russia on Aug. 12. (AP Photo) dium in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 12. (AP Photo) niki stadium in Moscow, Russia on Aug. 12. (AP Photo)
Bolt regains world 100m crown
Jason Dufner poses with the Wanamaker Trophy with his wife Amanda after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at Oak Hill Country Club on Aug. 11 in Pittsford, N.Y. (AP Photo)
dufner beats Furyk at pGA for 1st major title
PIttSFORD, AuguSt (AP): Equipped with a twoshot lead at the turn, still carrying a few scars from his PGA Championship collapse two years ago, Jason Dufner never showed signs of cracking. No one expected anything else from a player whose popularity comes from his flat-line personality. He merely waved to the gallery when he shot 63 in the second round to tie a major championship record. He didn't show much of a pulse Sunday as he matched scores with Jim Furyk at every hole on the back nine of Oak Hill. Only after Dufner tapped in for a bogey on the 18th hole to win the PGA Championship did he crack a smile, raise both arms and give a slight pump of the fist, saving all that emotion for a grand occasion. Dufner can't think of any other athlete who plays with so little emotion. "But those sports are a little more exciting — big plays in basketball, home runs in baseball, big plays in football. That will get you pumped up," he said. "For me, golf is a little bit more boring. I hit it in the fairway or I didn't. Usually I'm struggling with the putter, so there's not too much to get excited about with that."
MOSCOW, AuguSt 12 (AFP): Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt lifted track and field out of the doping doldrums as he reclaimed his world 100m title in emphatic style on Sunday. Bolt clocked a season's best 9.77 seconds in heavy rain at the Luzhniki Stadium, with American Justin Gatlin claiming silver in 9.85sec and Nesta Carter, also of Jamaica, taking bronze in 9.95sec. Athletics' credibility had again been called to account in recent weeks, notably after American sprint rival Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell tested positive for drugs. Once again it was Bolt, the powerfully-built 26-yearold world record holder in both the 100 and 200m, who came to the rescue, at least in the short term. The sole blot on the Jamaican's copybook since winning treble gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics was a false start two years ago in the Daegu worlds that saw now-injured teammate Yohan Blake take the blue riband title. "I am happy but I wanted to do better," said Bolt. "My legs were sore after the semi-finals, I don't know why, but the world record wasn't on so I came out just to win. "Back in Jamaica, they do not expect less than that from me. They always expect me to dominate." The race itself was "classic" Bolt in front of a Luzhniki Stadium that was far from being a sell-out in
England stays on top at 4th test
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CHEStER-LE-StREEt, AuguSt 12 (AP): Ryan Harris' career-best bowling display couldn't loosen England's grip on the fourth Ashes test on Monday as Australia was set a formidable target of 299 in an eventful first session on day four. Big-hitting Tim Bresnan crashed a potentially match-defining 45 before becoming one of four Harris victims, with the rampant paceman claiming overall second-innings figures of 7-117 as he ripped through England's lower order. England went on the attack to add 96 runs
to their overnight 234-5 before being bowled out for 330. By lunch, the Australians were 11-0 — 288 behind as they seek a win at Chester-le-Street to keep alive hopes of drawing the five-match series. England is 2-0 ahead and has already retained the Ashes. Rain arrived during lunch, delaying the start of the second session by 70 minutes before play resumed. England wanted a lead of 300 on a pitch that isn't deteriorating as quickly as many imagined, and they almost got it after some agricultural
shots from their tail — particularly Bresnan. Graeme Swann's unbeaten 30 may also prove significant. The crowd was treated to a memorable morning's cricket and a devastating spell of pace bowling from Harris, who has overcome a string of injury setbacks to become Australia's chief strike bowler. Not even Ian Bell — an overnight centurion in the form of his life — could cope with the pace, bounce and aggression of Harris, who became the first Australian since Shane Warne in 2001 to take seven wickets in an Ashes innings. Bell added eight from his overnight 105 before playing on to his stumps and Harris stayed on his nagging line to snag Matt Prior the very next ball in similar circumstances, this time the delivery striking the wicketkeeper's elbow and knocking off the bails. Stuart Broad survived the hat-trick ball with a good defensive stroke and struck three boundaries before failing to adequately fend off a Harris bouncer, the ball looping up straight into the hands of Steve Smith at gully for 13. That was three wickets in 11 balls for Harris but Bresnan remained resolute at the other end, hitting England's Kevin Pietersen plays a shot off a ball bowled by three boundaries in a row Australia's Nathan Lyon during the first day of the fourth off Jackson Bird as England Ashes series cricket match at the Riverside cricket ground, smashed 60 off the first 10 overs of the morning. Chester-le-Street, England, Friday Aug. 9. (AP Photo)
‘It was always tough with Gatlin around’
From left, Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, USA's Justin Gatlin, and Jamaica's Nickel Ashmeade compete in the Men's 100-meter final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia on Aug. 11. (AP Photo)
stormy weather. Modestly, but safely, out of the blocks, Bolt's head and shoulders remained low as he drove into the opening metres. While his reaction time might have been slower than all but one other in the field, he soon reeled in the opposition. Come the 50 metre mark and Bolt pushed his huge frame through his renowed transition phase, head coming up and long legs pumping, teeth gritted and eyes on the big screen beyond the finish line. He moved past Gatlin on his left and had a brief look
over at Carter on his right before putting on the afterburners. Gatlin was left ruing his own poor run-in to the line. "The last 30 metres I kind of got long in my legs, I didn't execute well," said the 2004 Olympic champion and 2005 double world sprint champion who bounced back from a four-year doping ban to claim Olympic bronze in London. "What I've been working on is to attack the track, I went out there to compete in the last half of the race instead of running a technical race
and that's why I got silver instead of the gold. "I thought I had it for a second but then I saw these long legs coming on my right side!" In the build-up to the evening session, the "Bolt effect" could be seen in the crowd, as one of sport's biggest names once again proved his worth as an athlete and main drawcard for a track and field meet. The sparsely-populated stadium had filled out and excitement grew as the race approached. With Bob Marley blazing over the tannoy, television cameras
picked out each racer, but played on Bolt in lane six, dressed in black and green shorts and the yellow and black singlet of the Jamaican team. To the delight of the crowd, he mimed getting out a portable umbrella as heavy rain started to fall, drawing laughter and applause. As the starter called them to the blocks, Bolt put a finger to his lips to hush the crowd, briefly crossing himself and looking skywards as the television zoomed in and his picture was broadcast on the big stadium screen.
MOSCOW, AuguSt 12 (IANS/CMC): Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt has said that it was hard to beat US rival Justin Gatlin on the way to reclaiming his 100m title at the World Athletics Championships here. Bolt, one of four Jamaicans in the much anticipated men’s 100m final on Sunday, the event he false started in Daegu two years ago, ran a season best 9.77 secs to take his second World 100m title. Gatlin, who led the field at the half way stage, held off Jamaicans Nesta Carter, who was third in 9.95, Kemar Bailey-Cole, who got a very poor start, 9.98 and Nickel Ashmeade with identical time, for the silver medal in 9.85secs. The Jamaicans were going for the historic feat, but according to Bolt, it was always going to be hard with Gatlin in the final. “We knew it was going to be hard. We knew it was going to be hard work pushing each other,” said Bolt, who won the event in Berlin. “I know when it comes onto Championships he (Gatlin) is hard to beat.” Bolt, who is not the best starter, trailed Gatlin, but the American could not hold off the fast finishing Jamaica. Bolt is considered to be most dangerous in the last 50 metres and again he delivered in light showers, which started about an hour before the final.
Japanese champion Akira Yaegashi, right, lands his right to challenger Oscar Blanquet of Mexico during their WBC flyweight world title match in Tokyo, Monday, Aug. 12. Yaegashi won by a 3-0 decision. (AP Photo)
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279 indian athletes fail dope tests
NEW DELHI, AuguSt 12 (PtI): More than 250 sportspersons have flunked dope tests conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) in the last two years with powerlifters and weightlifters topping the drug offenders' list. Relying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh stated that 279 sportspersons have returned positive for doping offence in the last two years. "The government and
the National Anti-Doping Agency are working towards dope free sports in the country in association with stakeholders to rid sports of this menace and create a clean and healthy environment for sports in India," the Minister stated. "The NADA is taking stringent measures against doping in sports by conducting in-competition dope tests on sportspersons. The government has repeatedly announced zero tolerance to violation
of the anti-doping regulation," he added. The Minister informed the house that NADA has conducted 9898 dope tests in the last three years. "During the period from 2009-2012, NADA has conducted numerous workshops, educational and awareness programmes about the prohibited substances and methods in sports across the country for sportspersons, young athletes, coaches and support staff," he said.
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