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Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves Second day ‘Trayvon of curfew Martin in Kashmir could have Valley been me, 35 years ago’ [ PAGE 08]

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Let children grow in music without any pressure: Kamei [ PAGE 02]

The politics of food harms those vulnerable [ PAGE 06]

By Sandemo Ngullie

Our Correspondent Kohima | July 20

Gold rings, necklace, bracelets, aahh! Come on, we are going to a memorial, not the church.

Nagaland Governor given additional charge of Manipur

AR assists in rescue of ‘kidnapped’ person DIMAPUR, JULY 20 (MExN): The 37 Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ 6 Sector AR/ HQ IGAR (N) assisted in rescuing a civilian who it said “had been kidnapped by NSCN (IM)” on July 18, near Heningkunglwa under Peren District. A press note from the PRO, Assam Rifles, Col AS Chauhan said that the victim who identified himself as Amon Sanjao, a timber merchant is a resident of Bishenpur, Manipur. The note informed that as per the victim, “he was kidnapped from Senapati by the cadres of NSCN (IM) on April 16, as he was not able to pay extortion amount of Rs 1, 50,000.” The AR said that the individual was kept in captivity for almost three months in an isolated house near Jalukie and had managed to escape from the captivity on the night of July 14/15. He had been wandering in the forest for almost three days, when an AR patrol spotted and rescued him. The victim was handed over to the Police on July 19.

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DIMAPUR, JULY 20 (MExN): Kohima Police on July 18 arrested three Kuki National Front members during routine frisking at South Point Market, BOC in Kohima. Police recovered one 9mm pistol, one .390 pistol, two magazines, 19 live rounds and Rs 22560 cash from the individuals. The arrested have been identified as Nangpu Sitlhou, Hoinu Kigpen and Manghea. According to the Deputy Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Kohima and PRO to the SP, Melite Kapfo, a case has been registered in this connection at the South Police Station, Kohima.

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NEw DELhI, JULY 20 (PTI): Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar was today given the additional charge of Manipur, which will come into effect from Tuesday. Present Manipur Governor Gurbachan Jagat’s tenure ends on Monday (July 22). “The President appointed Ashwani Kumar, Governor of Nagaland, as Governor of Manipur, (additional charge) when the incumbent, Gurbachan Jagat, Governor of Manipur, completes his tenure on July 22, 2013,” a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said in a statement issued today. Kumar, a former CBI Director, will discharge the functions of the Governor of Manipur until regular arrangements are made, it said.

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An Indian boy shouts slogans, holding a placard during a protest organized by non-governmental organization Bachpan Bachao Andolan, or Save Childhood Movement, against the death of schoolchildren after eating free midday meal served at a school, in New Delhi, Saturday, July 20. Police say samples of cooking oil and leftover food taken from an Indian school where 23 children died after eating lunch this past week were contaminated with “very toxic” levels of an agricultural pesticide. (AP Photo)

CLP leader for changes in education department Our Correspondent Kohima | July 20

Asserting that education is one of the most important sectors, Congress Legislature Party leader Tokheho Yepthomi today stressed on the need to bring reform and changes in the education department in Nagaland. Speaking at the ques-

tion hour of the ongoing 2nd session of the 12th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) here today, Tokheho lamented that the performance of government schools was discouraging in the HSLC and HSSLC examinations when compared to private schools. Stating that there are plenty of proxy teachers in the state, he asserted that

quality education is not going to improve unless teachers are checked. Appreciating the suggestions of the CLP leader, Minister for School Education, CM Chang assured that the department would definitely do the same. Earlier, in reply to a starred question raised by Tokheho on funds received from Government

of India under SSA and RMSA from 2008 to March 2013, the Minister said that a total amount of Rs. 37447.98 lakh was received from the GoI under SSA from 2008 to March 2013. The Minister also informed that a total amount of Rs. 6292.18 lakhs was received from the GoI under RMSA from 2008 to March 2013.

or declined, and how spurious liquor might have affected the health of those consuming it in the state,” said Kikon in an interview after today’s Assembly session. “Has the Act brought a change? Why has the number of liquor dens gone up, or alcohol consumption remained high? These things need to be reviewed,” he reiterated. Rio admitted today that the NLTPA has been a failure and apart from “thorough public discussion”, a technical committee should be appointed to present technical views on the Act. “It is very important, and only proper, to review any act from time to time,” stated a church leader, “but

Rio admits that NLTPA has been a failure

has been an increased in alcoholism, and more so among young mothers,” claimed NMA President, Abei-ü Meru. Though there is no data to substantiate either of the claims, both the church and the mothers feel it is time to review the Act. “It needs to be put through public debate first,” maintained Meru, and also that this should be done with intent to amend, not remove the Act. Rio pointed out today that the NLTPA needs serious study about its effects, and that of spurious liquor manufacturers making huge profits. The Chief Minister said that the Prohibition Act has been confronting Naga society for some

Discussion on matters arising out of answers to a starred question on “Ministry of Home Affairs caution on Nagaland Government’s initiative on Oil Exploration vis-a-vis the expression of interest and the resolution on Land and its Resources passed in the Assembly and the status of the Article 371 (A) in the light of MHA’s observation,” raised by MLA Mmhonlumo Kikon yesterday, went for more than an hour here in the floor of the House today with various members of the NLA sharing their views and suggestions. Among the many proposals, some suggested constituting a Committee from the House and to submit a representation to the President of India; forming a Joint Naga Delegation to meet President of India; while the other was for all 60 members of the NLA to endorse the resolution passed at the consultative meeting on July 12, 2013 on the related matter. However, resolutions from today’s discussion will be present-

Dimapur | July 20

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has agreed to constitute a committee comprising of Naga leaders to look into the details of The Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition Act, 1989 (NLTPA). NCP MLA and Chairman of MACROFED, Mmhonlumo Kikon, today called for the assessment and review of the Act, in the 24th year of its enactment, at the second session of the 12th Nagaland Legislative Assembly. “It is essential for a committee to review if alcohol consumption has increased or decreased since the Act has been in place, if drug use has risen

it should be done with an open mind, not with an agenda. All stakeholders of the Act should be consulted for a review.” According to this leader, who prefers to stay anonymous in the face of this “sensitive issue”, consumption of liquor has reduced since the Act was enacted in 1989, before which alcohol was openly sold and consumed. The Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA) disagrees. “Prohibition, it seems, has not helped at all. There

submit it to the President of India,” Kikon said. Congress Legislature Party leader Tokheho Yepthomi opined, “We should cautiously take care of this issue and see that we do not commit mistake again.” He added, “Let us not have confrontation attitude.” He also suggested a special session on the matter, where all 60 members of the House can speak and share their opinions. Deliberating on the issue, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio agreed to the remarks of the CLP leader of not confronting the GoI, but to go cautiously and seek the cooperation and understanding of the GoI. “Our intention is not to confront but to speak our rights which are enshrined in the Constitution of India in Article 371 (A),” Rio reiterated. Echoing the views of the CLP leader, Rio admitted that mistakes were committed in the past by allowing survey, investigation and even trial to ONGC. “They misused the trust and that’s why public agitation and operation was stopped in 1994.”

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ed and passed on July 22, said Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) speaker Chotisuh Sazo. Suggesting the next step forward on Article 371 (A) in the light of MHAs observation, MLA Mmhonlumo Kikon proposed for constituting a Committee from the House or the whole of the 60 members of the 12th NLA to go and submit a representation

time now. However, he said, being a democratic country and Nagaland State being dominated by Christians, the government had enacted the Total Prohibition Act as demanded by the people. The Nagaland Baptist Church Council declined to comment on the issue at this point of time. “The Act has failed to check the crookedness of bootleggers, and there has been no proper implementation of the Act anywhere but in Dimapur. Is the Prohibition only for Dimapur?” questioned MLA Kikon. “Though it will take time to set up a review committee, I applaud the CM for taking up such a step,” he held. (With inputs from DIPR and PTI)

to the President of India. In the representation, Kikon suggested for explanation on the status of Article 371 (A) and secondly to highlight the contradictions of various Ministries in its opinion of Article 371 (A). Kikon was of the view that it was not necessary to discuss the issue with the GoI or go to court, stating that many legal luminaries have given their legal interpretations, with regard to Article 371 (A). “It will be proper to highlight in the form of representation and

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Kipili claims power situation has “considerably improved” Our Correspondent Kohima | July 20

Parliamentary Secretary for power Kipili C. Sangtam today informed the 12th NLA session that power situation in Nagaland has considerably improved with the onset of monsoon. He informed that to bridge the huge gap between demand and internal generation, the department purchased an additional 20 MW from the Power Exchange during 2012. Responding to MLA C. Apok Jamir on the measures to improve the power position in Nagaland and in Mokokchung in particular, the Parliamentary Secretary also said that as a mea-

sure for further improvement of power supply, the department has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for 27 MW from the Pallatana Gas Based Thermal Power station. The first unit of 363 MW has been commissioned recently, from which the state would be getting 13.5 MW very shortly. Further, Kipili said that the available power is allocated to the three load centers in the state, namely Dimapur, Kohima and Mokokchung. Power is distributed in the state through these three load centers are based on equitable distribution throughout the day without discrimination of any district, he added.

Burden of taxation weighing us down Zoological Park receives leopard from Kaziranga

• ACAUT resolves ban on poultry import stands • Sale of locally reared and bred chicken allowed in selected places DIMAPUR, JULY 20 (MExN): The Action Committee against Unabated Taxation in its meeting with the Dimapur Poultry Farmers’ Association has resolved that while the June 20 resolution to ban import of all poultry into Dimapur still stands, sale of locally reared and bred chicken would be allowed in the interest of Naga farmers. A press note from the ACAUT informed that the DPFA would be allowed to sell broiler chicken reared by Naga farmers at selected places like two & half mile junction, Purana Bazar, Super Market, Notun Bosti junction, PWD junction and Sub-jail junction. The ACAUT further said that locally reared Broiler chicken would be sold as per DMC rate, i.e. Rs 110

and Rs 130 for whole sale and retail respectively. It added that there is no restriction on sale of localbred chicken and other breeds of chicken like koiler, etc anywhere, “other than the import ban.” It was informed that the DPFA would strictly implement the resolutions with the help of DNSU. It further cautioned that non compliance to the directives would be dealt with strictly. This decision, according to the ACAUT “should under ideal circumstances boost our local economy and help our educated unemployed youths find a source of livelihood in poultry and allied sector.” The note also informed that DPFA has decided to strictly abide by the June 5 public resolution, where-

in it was resolved that “no businesses would pay any form of tax to any factions unless the issue of multiple taxations and syndicate/ dealerships is resolved.” The ACAUT said that multiple taxations and syndicate/dealership system, apart from destroying businesses, livelihoods and contributing to price rise has also made it impossible for Naga entrepreneurs and businesses to flourish. It asserted that the ACAUT “is not merely concerned with illegal taxations” but that a sense of social responsibility always takes precedence in its decisions. It added, “ACAUT believes the time is now right for Nagas to venture into entrepreneurship and businesses without the burden of taxation to weigh us down.”

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Confined in solitude for years, the lone leopard at Nagaland Zoological Park (NZP), Dimapur has at last got a companion. The female feline, christened Rani now has the company of a male leopard from Kaziranga National Park on Saturday, July 20. The latest member of the zoo, lovingly called Doom (after the name of the place where he was found) was raised at Kaziranga’s Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation & Conservation (CWRC). Now aged seven, he was found abandoned as a three-month old cub at a tea estate in Doom Dooma, Tinsukia, Assam. Doom was transported by road in a specially designed enclosure escorted by handlers, who were led by Rathin Barman, Deputy Director, Wildlife Trust

Doom, 7 years old Leopard is seen lurking around his cage at Ragaphahar Zoological Park in Dimapur, Nagaland on Saturday. Doom was rescued in Tinsukia on 2005 and was brought to Ragaphahar Zoological Park by the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilation & Conservation from Kazaringa National Park of Assam. Photo by Caisii Mao

of India and in-charge of CWRC, Kaziranga. Barman said that the relocation came about only after receiving the nod of the Cen-

tral Zoo Authority (CZA). The transper of captive wildlife from one place to the other is permitted only after the consent of the

CZA, which is the apex zoo control authority in India. Doom will now share a spacious wire-meshed enclosure with the NZP’s resident leopardess – Rani. Coincidentally, Rani joined the facility on July 20 four years ago. But before they share the dwelling, handlers at the zoo will have to first get the pair acquainted with each other. The aim is to increase the number of residents in the facility, which will, hopefully attract more visitors. Other residents of the park – great Indian hornbill, redbilled hornbill and cat langur - require companions as well. Nagaland Zoological Park covers a sprawling 176 hectares in area of which around 50 hectares have been utilised. There is room to further increase the number of residents provided it gets the required funds. Continued on page 5

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NAGAPELLAS from CBCK are seen performing at the Baptist World Youth conference in Singapore on July 19.

Dimapur, July 20 (mExN): To encourage young talents into the path of music, the family of Indigenous Cultural Society Centre organized a summer music crash course. To mark the success, a culmination and certificate presentation programme for those children who underwent the course was conducted at the Indigenous Cultural Society centre (ICS), City Tower junction, Dimapur. Som Kamei, director NEZCC Dimapur graced the program as the Chief Guest. The program started

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Dimapur, July 20 (mExN): The Nagaland Senior Citizens Forum (NSCF) has appreciated the demand for foot hill road construction initiated by the Ao Senden and extended support thereof in its executive meeting held on June 1, 2013. A letter addressing the president of Ao Senden Mokokchung, and issued by Dr. S.I Toshi Ao, President and S.Ghunakha Swu, Secretary stated that considering the intrinsic importance of the Foot Hill Road for the socioeconomic development and improvement of the Nagas, the construction of the aforementioned road was started but the Government of Nagaland but was later abandoned without completion. Taking cognizance of this fact, the NSCF stated that it strongly supports the Ao Senden. “We are also encouraged by the fact that most of the concerned Naga tribes fully support it and wish for early implementation of the construction project as assured by the Government of Nagaland,” it also stated.

• Foot hill road construction • Supports ACAUT move on taxation • Crimes of rape, murder and kidnapping • The stand on16 Point Agreement In a separate press note addressed to the Convenor, of Action Committee Against Unabated Taxation (ACAUT) it also stated appreciation and support and added that it held a meeting on July 17, 2013 to discuss the historical step being initiated by ACAUT. The Forum in the note stated that after a detailed discussion, it came to the conclusion that this noble step is taken at the right time in the right direction and unanimously decided to support the move. The Forum also feels that the task is a herculean task but hope that with the over-whelming support of most of the organizations in the state and concerned citizen in general, the move will be crowned

with success. Further, the Forum is of the strong view that good sense will prevail, feeling of oneness and brotherhood realized. “The objective of national worker for the cause of the Nagas is focusing to work in unity that impels al the Nagas to believe that better days are coming with unitedly working by our National Workers” it stated. The NSCF also apprised the Parliamentary Secretary Geology & Mining, Nagaland on 16 Point Agreement and extended support. The NSCF informed that it held a meeting on July 17, 2013 to consider the stand taken the issue and is of the view that the noble step is highly appreciated and support the move. NSCF also stated that it is

with a key note address by Alobo Naga where he expressed the joy of being a singer and musician. “We get to share the message we want by doing what we love”, he said. He also encouraged the students that, “Music is growing everyday but don’t stop believing and work hard because life is a never ending process and music is a part of it”. Som Kamei in his speech said “What is important for parents is to let children grow without any pressure in field of music and art”. He also felt that schools should introduce

music as part of the main curriculum and employ teachers as full time. He also opined that this will open a lot of avenues. However he also pointed out that there is need for structured course with trained musicians. The teachers fro the course were Asenla Kapen -Piano, Hotolu, guitar by Among Jinger, vocal by Alobo Naga, drums by Bendang Ao and violin by Igang Hemang. Parents of the children who participated in the crash course were present to witness performance.

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One of the students Mughatoli, who learnt vocal, said “I am glad to get trained at this age I improved on my diction, it was a nice and fun experience”. One of the gurus Among Jinger said “The best part of teaching was getting inspired by working with the children and seeing them perform in groups”. Total of 57 students were given certificate by the Chief Guest. 22 boys and 35 girls for piano total of 18 students, guitar total of 17 students, drums total of four students, vocal total of 12 students and violin total of six students.

aghast to hear the rape, molestation, bloodshed, killing, murder and kidnapping happening as a daily phenomenon in every nook and corner of the State. The Forum while condemning it in the highest term urged all the right thinking citizen concerned to condemn such crimes. It also expressed dismay that in spite of countless anti-social acts in the State, the pace of investigation and action taken according to gravity of the cases seems to be yielding no result in the long run. Unlike the days of yore, the Government and the investigating agencies being equipped with al the modern technologies should take up the assigned cases with haste and give exemplary punishment to deter repetition of such acts. The Forum also opined that the Government should not merely depend on the investigation agencies but also explore its wisdom to study its cause, measures for checking and solu- Flood caused due to the rain have crippled the transportation route that lead to the transtions by the social scientists etc ex- former at Sunrise Colony Ward no. 3, United North Block, Burma Camp, which have been peditiously. broken for couple of days. (Wapangsungla Longkumer Photo)

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PTYF memo to AGM SBI Khriezephe Village Council Hall inaugurated Block level training on RSBY

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Dimapur, July 20 (mExN): The PTYF has stated that it is constraint to go public for installation of ATM booth at Pfutsero. The reason is that despite assurances, there has been no positive result. This was stated in a press note issued by Weto Kapfo, Advisor, PTYF and Deko Chiero General Secretary, PTYF. The note mentioned that Pfutsero is one of the main centres of Phek district. The sub-division caters to more than 3 towns and 17 villages of the area. It also pointed out that the then ADC Pfutsero, Robert Longchari, acknowledged the need of the area and took up the matter with the AGM, SBI in 2011, gaining the assurance that the first ATM machine that arrived in Nagaland would be installed at Pfutsero. Again, in February, 2012, the then AGM (SBI) A.K. Das, at the time of inauguration of the Kikruma Satellite Branch

once more assured the installation of the ATM at Pfutsero within three months. However till date, the wait is still on. No doubt, the PTYF expresses its gratitude to the SBI for their invaluable service in catering to the needs of Pfutsero and its adjoining areas. However, it stated that without a single ATM booth, it is affecting the business as well as the dwellers of the town. It has also become inconvenient for the travelers who pass through the town. Moreover, many a time villagers who come to draw money from the bank are unable to do so because of the long queues which reach upto the corridor and the cash transaction period being hardly for about four hours. The PTYF therefore in the note earnestly requested the concerned authority to kindly materialize the assurance given.

Dimapur, July 20 (mExN): A State level seminar on Nagaland State Policy on Older Persons was held on July 20, 2013 at AIDA conference Hall, Don Bosco Complex, Dimapur. The seminar was organized by HelpAge India in collaboration with Pro Rural and Maple Society. Dellirose M. Sakhrie, Additional Secretary of Social Welfare Department, Government of Nagaland was the Chief Guest. 50 participants representing Nagaland Senior Citizens Forum and various other socially active organisations participated in the seminar. Welcoming all, Paul Lokho stated about importance to initiate discussions and deliberations on the concerns of elderly to concretize that would materialize in formulating policy on older persons and insist concerned government functionaries and ministries to formulate and implement State Policy on

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corner of the state if the RD department and villagers extend cooperation to one another. Citing the cases of many villages which have failed to avail various developmental schemes under the RD department due to differences and conflict of interests among the villagers, Tsuktiyatet appealed for unity of purpose and

co-ordination among the villagers for speedier development of rural areas in Nagaland. The BDO complimented Khriezephe village for the unity of purpose and co-ordination among the village leaders including the village council, VDB members and villagers and added that such cooperation among the villagers would definitely encourage the department to initiate more developmental activities in the village. Head GB of Khriezephe village and other department of rural development agency (DRDA) also spoke on the occasion. Aku Kapfo delivered the welcome address, Puhoko Tetso presented the building committee report and VDB secretary, K James Vizo, proposed vote of thanks. Khriezephe Village Council chairman, Jona Kemp, chaired the programme.

pErEN, July 20 (Dipr): Block level Training and Workshop on Rastriya Swastha Bima Yojana (RSBY) smart card programme was held at Town Hall Peren on July 19, 2013. Speaking as the chief guest, SDO (Civil) Albert Ezung informed the gathering that, Nagaland was awarded one of the best performing States in India. He said that this was possible because of the active participation and co-operation between the government machineries and the public. Further, he said that the village level authorities have a greater role to play in developmental activities. Governance means partnership activities, he added, and called for continued co-operation from the public. “We should carry our responsibilities for the government to implement developmental projects”, he said. He also

assured the fullest support of the administration for success of the project. Project Officer, Chubayanger as the resource person, highlighted the new system of issuing the RSBY smart card. The smart card will be issued on spot to the beneficiaries after photos and finger prints were taken. The smart card will have to be activated by one of the family members for use. He said that the programme covers medical coverage amounting to Rs.30,000/(thirty thousand only) to five members of the family annually. The registration and renewal of RSBY programme for Peren district will commence from 27th July 2013. Host of village leaders, church leaders and representatives of the ZBCC Ministry attended the programme. The programme was chaired by Kewekote Teno Assistant Labour Commissions, Peren.

Older Persons. With rising trend of modern society, enormous potentials of older persons are not utilized as they are considered as “old”- in this context, it is important to have strong agenda on elder issues, so that state government is bound to ponder over. Nilondra Tanya, State Head- HelpAge India, gave theme presentation on National Policy on Older persons pertaining to the issues on Financial security, Shelter, Education, Protection of Life and Property, Role of NGOs , realization of potentialities, Implementation mechanisms and bridging the gap between the generations. Extracts from Article 41 of Indian constitution have also been highlighted. Speaking on the occasion, Dellirose M. Sakhrie, appreciated HelpAge India for this move concerning elderly. She related that in Social Welfare De- Additional Secretary of Social Welfare Department, Government of Nagaland Dellirose M. partment except for social Sakhrie speaking at the State level seminar on Nagaland State Policy on Older Persons protection scheme like held on July 20.

old age pension and Maintenance for Parents and Senior Citizens no other issues have been put forward for older persons. She had assured that Social Welfare Department government of Nagaland would extend all possible support to various stakeholders concerning elderly addressed through Senior Citizens Forum. “We will step into the same category i.e. old age as it’s a natural phenomena and issues of older persons should be put forward collectively at the government level”. State Policy on Older Persons should be formulated and implemented in Nagaland- that would help in dealing problems of elderly in line with National Policy on Older Persons. She stated that Social Welfare Department would like to have recommendations aftermath of the seminar. Technical session continued followed by open house discussion. The par-

ticipants expressed happiness and shared their experience to be old- emphasized on entitlements of senior citizens like social security, financial security, privileges and other issues. The team also upheld that such seminars led by social organizations can sensitize, lead in framing policy on older persons covering needs of unorganized section of older persons with easy access to social protection schemes. In the open house discussion, participants have presented their views about formulating the long felt need of the state policy immediately without further delay. At the end of the seminar eleven members “Working Committee” headed by Rev. V. K. Nuh as Convenor, was formed to pursue the matter with the government of Nagaland. Athilu Khrasi chaired the program and Ren James (Maple Society) pronounced the vote of thanks.

Dimapur, July 20 (mExN): In Longleng District "World Population Stabilization Fortnight" activity is being carried out from July 11 to 24, 2013 under the theme "Small Family, Happy Family". A press note issued by CMO, Longleng stated that on the observance of Population fortnight, family planning camp is carried out at District hospital and PHCs. In order to mobilize the people the IEC personnel along with the District Programme manager, BPMs and Asha coordinators have been visiting villages and conducting Focus Group Discussions, IPC sessions on the importance of Family Planning. The note also stated that till date 24 IUCD and 9 Female sterilization has been performed. While condoms, contraceptives pills, posters and leaflets are being distributed to all the respective health units and on July 22 and 23, 2013 sterilization Camp will be held at Tamlu PHC.

BDO Chumkedima, Tsuktiyatet Ao (5th right) along with village elders and others after inaugurating the Khriezephe Village Council hall, Saturday.

Dimapur, July 20 (mExN): The newly constructed Khriezephe Village Council Hall was inaugurated on Saturday by Block Development Officer (BDO), Chumukedima Block, Tsuktiyatet Ao, in presence of village council members, GBs, Village Development Board (VDB) members and others. BDO Chumukedima

Block, Tsuktiyatet Ao, in his address at the inaugural programme said that the village council hall is a prerequisite in every Naga village, whether big or small. The BDO said the construction of the council hall with contribution mainly from the VDB fund and villagers is an example of how developmental activities can reach to every nook and

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Journalists' forum appeals for safety of scribes in Northeast 'Assam has lost over 20 correspondents, journalists and editors in the last two decades.' guwaHatI, July 20 (IanS): The Journalists' Forum Assam (JFA) has lauded the Indian envoy at the United Nations for his concern and his appeal to the international community for the security of scribes working in conflict zones across the globe. JFA, the northeast In-

dia-based media persons' organisation, however, claimed that India in general and trouble-torn Assam in particular were recognised as being among the most dangerous places for working journalists. The JFA reaction came Saturday after India's permanent representative at the UN Asoke Kumar Mukerji Wednesday argued that journalists, who play a crucial role in ensuring citizens' rights to constitutionally guaranteed liberty, freedom of speech and expression, should also get the protection of governments. The JFA, while questioning the sincerity of the Indian machinery on the protection of working journalists,

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‘Arunachal to be 90 percent literate’ Itanagar, July 20 (PtI): Arunachal Pradesh's Education Minister Bosiram Siram has expressed the hope that the state will soon achieve 90 percent literacy rate to enable it bring educational reforms. Addressing a coordination meeting of education officers organised by Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) Rajya Mission here on Friday, Siram, however, admitted that many centrally sponsored flagship programmes were not properly implemented and urged the officers to make sure of their implementation. The coordination meeting was held to chalk out strategy and action plan to bring educational reform and to achieve its goal in pursuit of quality education before the starting of next academic session. On the shortage of the text books in the government schools, the minister directed the school authority to ensure that students return text books after the examination. He also expressed displeasure over the implementation of the mid-day meal (MDM) in the state and stated that authority has to be cautious while distributing the MDM citing Bihar tragedy.

SDDWU, STHADWU condemns

DIMaPur, July 20 (MExn): The Senapati District Drivers Welfare Union (SDDWU) and the Surface Transport Hill Area Driver Welfare Union (STHADWU) has condemned murder of Ashikho Kreni, an active member of the union on July 17 at Kigwema, Nagaland. The SDDWU and STHADWU further appealed for the concerned authority and department to expedite the process of booking the perpetrators so as to impede such act in future. Failing which, the organizations said that they would be constrained to take their own course of action. This was stated in a press note from the President of the SDDWU, Athikho Ranbir and STHADWU, Pukelo.

Two labourers injured in blast

IMPHal, July 20 (PtI): Two labourers were injured in a powerful grenade explosion at a shop in Imphal east district of Manipur on Saturday. Suspected militants exploded the grenade at the shop at Hatta area here at around 11:30am, injuring two labourers, officials said. The labourers were admitted to a private hospital where their condition was reported to be stable. No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Fire guts Uzan Bazar market

guwaHatI, July 20 (PtI): Over 50 shops were gutted when a major fire broke out in Uzan Bazar market here but there was no casualty reported, police said on Saturday. The fire broke out around midnight last night and soon spread to the other shops of the market, which is located in the courtyard of Guwahati Municipality office complex where temporary sheds of wood and tin roofing have been set up to house the shops. At least 14 fire engines battled till this morning to douse the flames, the police said. It is suspected that the blaze started from an electrical short circuit and burnt down cooperative stores, shops selling stationary goods, puja items, besides fruits, vegetables, poultry and fish. Uzan Bazar is a residential-cum-commercial hub with major tourist, historical and religious sites and is one of the oldest settlements in the city along Brahmaputra river.

alleged that the scribes and their families remain victims of circumstances in Assam and northeast India. "Assam has lost over 20 correspondents, journalists and editors in the last two decades. Shockingly, not a single culprit has been punished till date. In most cases, the police and authorities have made it a habit to ignore useful facts while presenting the cases in the respected courts, giving ample scope for the culprits to go free," a statement issued by the JFA Saturday said. The JFA alleged that the killing of Kamala Saikia by United Liberation Front of Assam militants in 1991 and the murder of Parag Kumar Das by surrendered

agartala, July 20 (IanS): Tripura's Left Front government will celebrate the centenary of Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel prize win, a minister said here Saturday. "Elaborate celebrations would be held from November to December to mark the winning of Nobel prize by Tagore," Tripura's Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Bhanu Lal Saha told reporters. Tagore was the first Asian to be awarded the Nobel prize for literature for his collection of verses "Gitanjali" in 1913. "Announcement was made by the Nobel committee on Nov 13, 1913 and Tagore received the Nobel prize on Dec 10 the same year," Saha added. He said that numerous programmes would be organised involving the youth and students across Tripura. As a tribute to the great poet, who visited the

one cadaver. Earlier, one cadaver was used by only one student." There are five medical colleges in the state having a total strength of 626 students. He added if people donate bodies then people, who are need of organs such as cornea, pancreas and bone marrow, would also benefit. A doctor of forensic medicine, R Chaliha, said, "According to the anatomy act, the hospital authorities can handover unclaimed bodies to the anatomy department after 72 hours after informing police. However, due to lack of proper facilities, the unknown bodies are sent to police."

Congress-ruled Mizoram finds it tough to implement food scheme

aIzawl, July 20 (PtI): The Chief Minister returned to Aizawl on Friday after attending a meeting of Congress chief ministers on the Food Security Scheme, at her residence in Delhi. Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla today said that the Food Security scheme would not be implemented in this Congress-ruled state because of "financial constraints". "It will be impossible

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to take up the scheme before the coming Assembly polls due by the end of the year because of financial constraints and unless the

here), carried the rice to the local market instead of the school," a police officer said. He said that local people detained the rickshaw by which the rice was being ferried, and informed police. The headmaster and the rickshaw puller were arrested, and the load of rice was seized. Deputy speaker of the Tripura assembly Pabitra Kar, who was elected to from the Khayerpur area,

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Dearth of corpses hits medical education

guwaHatI, July 20 (tnn): Dearth of corpses is hampering medical education in the state. According to Medical Council of India (MCI) guidelines, eight students can work on one cadaver for anatomical dissection. However, due to lack of bodies, one cadaver is available for more than 16 students. The head of the anatomy department in Gauhati Medical College and Hospital ( GMCH), K L Talukdar, said, "Shortage of bodies are creating a problem for the students. Our hospital has 156 seats in first year MBBS but we are working with only 27 bodies. Sixteen students can work on

militants in 1997 had gone unpunished for decades. "The recent killing of three newspaper employees, namely Sujit Bhattcharjee, Ranjit Chaudhary and Balaram Ghosh in Tripura, when they were working in the office of Dainik Ganadoot, an Agartala-based Bengali newspaper, speaks volumes about the sense of vulnerability for media persons in northeast India," JFA president Rupam Baruah said. "In reality, the media persons of the region are mostly low-paid and out of insurance coverage, and remain susceptible to numerous threats from insurgents, surrendered militants and In this image a section of the Indo-Myanmar road in Manipur's Chandel district on Saturday is blocked by the Chandel even anti-insurgent secu- Naga Peoples Organisations and others in protest against the termination of 170 primary teachers by the Manipur rity agencies," he said. government. (NNN Photo)

Headmaster arrested in Tripura for attempting to sell mid-day meal rice

agartala, July 20 (IanS): Police Saturday arrested the headmaster of a school in Tripura for attempting to sell in the open market rice allotted for the mid-day meal scheme, an official said here. "Uttam Kumar Bhattacharjee, headmaster of the Akshay Kumar Vidyalaya Junior Basic School, after lifting 200 kg rice from the godown in Khayerpur in western Tripura (15 km north of

Centre provides funds for it," Thanhawla told reporters here. The Chief Minister returned to Aizawl on Friday after attending a meeting of Congress chief ministers on the Food Security Scheme, at her residence in Delhi. He said that he had already spoken out in the meeting that it would be impossible to implement the scheme in the state without the Centre's assistance.

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state seven times between 1899 and 1926, the state government celebrated his 150th birth anniversary with a year-long programme in 2011. According to the minister, the state government would set up a museum and research centre dedicated to the bard at the 96-year-old Pushpavant Palace, currently Raj Bhavan (governor's house). The Nobel laureate during his last visit to the state in February 1926 stayed in the palace which was built in 1917 by then king Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya (1909-1923). Tripura has also proposed to the union civil aviation ministry to rename the Agartala airport after Rabindranath Tagore. The state government is also building Rabindra Memorial Centre with 1,721seat capacity in the Tripura capital Agartala at a cost of Rs.300 million.

asked the local administration to take stern and appropriate action against the offenders. Tripura School Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty, while talking to reporters here, said that the state government had asked the general public and the parents and guardians of the children to supervise the mid-day meal scheme, so that the food served to schoolchildren is of good quality.

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GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND DIRECTORATE OF HORTICULTURE NAGALAND: KOHIMA NO.HR/Gen-1/INTRV/2010-11: In inviting a reference to the Directorate of Horticulture Nagaland, Kohima Advertisement No.HR/Gen-1/INTRV/ 2010-11/ 4598-4600 Dated Kohima the 13th March 2013 published by the undersigned in the local English dailies, it is hereby notified to all the Candidates that the Viva-Voce interview for the post of Horticulture Extension Assistant (HEA) will be conducted as follows. 1. Date of Viva-Voce interview 30-07-2013. 2. Time 10:00 AM. 3. Venue Nagaland, Kohima. Note: 1, Candidates are informed to appear for the interview with relevant original documents. 2. No separate calling letter will be issued to the individuals and the applicants should come to the interview with original certificates/documents. 3, The Department will observe the Government standing notification Vide letter No RCBT-5/87 (pt-11) Dated Kohima the 14th April 2011 tor reservation policy. 4. The result of the selected candidates on merit as well as reservation policy as per the Government standing order will he put up in the notice Board of the Directorate of Horticulture or can be confirmed through the superintendent of the Department. Sd/(WATIENLA JAMIR) Director of Horticulture Nagaland, Kohima.

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CORRECTION CORNERSTONE HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL, DUNCAN BASTI, DIMAPUR Kindly note that the last date of submission of forms for Vocational Courses scheduled to begin from 5th August 2013 in Cornerstone Higher Secondary School is 25th July 2013 and not as published on 20th July issue in local dailies. Vocational Training Coordinator

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Summon Letter to Mr.Kisamyi Irangguang The Jalukie B Village Council and the NPF Party Jalukie B village is constraint to issue this summon letter to Mr. Kisamyi Irangguang for issuing baseless and defamatory press statement against the Hon’ble Minister T.R. Zeliang, Morung Express July 13 2013 under the caption "ZPO Rejoinder to NPF Peren", wherein he has alleged that the Minister had siphoned off public money without actual work being carried out, especially with reference to the implementation of SDF at B Jalukie village. The blatant accusation against the elected representative without any respect and dragging Jalukie B Village into the unwarranted issue is a serious crime and is punishable under customary laws of the land. Perhaps, the Hon’ble Minister had contributed many facilities to various individuals and organisations of Jalukie B village under SDF, therefore, the allegation of Mr. Kisamyi that the Minister has siphoned public money without actual work being carried out doesn't hold any water. In the light of above, Mr. Kisamyi Irangguang is hereby summon to Jalukie village council Hall for explanation and clarification of his allegations against Hon’ble Minister on July 23, 2013, falling to respond to this summon the undersigned will have no option but to initiate action against him as per customary law of the land.

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ATMA teaches fruits & veggies preservation No more national

Dimapur, July 19 (mExN): ATMA Dimapur, Kuhuboto Block conducted a demonstration on “Preservation of Fruits & Vegetables” at GhokitoVillage, on July 18, 2013, with Aviboli Zhimomi, SMS (ATMA), Kuhuboto Block as the resource person. A press release by Block Technology Manager Akavi Holo informed that Aviboli highlighted on the usefulness and advantages of preserving fruits and vegetables during off season. She mentioned that locally produced products are

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more nutritious than readymade ones and are also good for health. She further encouraged the farmers to preserve products manually at home with fewer amounts, instead of wasting extra money in purchasing readymade fruit products and. Process of preservation of various fruits and vegetables such as tomato, jackfruit, mango, etc was demonstrated. Altogether 30 participated in the training. Earlier the programme was chaired by Pezangulie, SMS (ATMA), Kuhuboto Block.

In 1978, we told Muivah and Isak not to form a new government against the existing Naga national Government (FGN) and should not be repeated the mistake like that of the formation of Revolutionary government in 1968. But they did not take heed to us, and formed the so-called NSCN in 1980, and then, started killings their own Naga brothers who refused to support the NSCN. In 2005, I told my Khiamniungan brothers not to create another group again, because the Nagas have been suffered from killing each other and now faded-up with the factions. But they did not take heed to my advice and created Singnya group in 2005. Then after, they started to kill and torture their own brothers who do not support them particularly in Khiamniungan and Chakhesang Regions. In 2011, Khule and Ketovi defected from Khaplang faction and made their own group and started killings those who do not support them, which are going on till date. I told Dr. Wati and Dr. V.K. Nuh through phone when they started the formation of Forum For Naga Reconciliation (FNR) in 2008, that if you do think to form a another organization or government in the interest of reconciliation, it will be only creation of a new faction and will not form as reconciliation; and in the history it will be recorded that Dr. Wati and Dr. V.K. Nuh also formed another faction in the 21st century. Again when Dr. Wati met me on 17th November 2011, I asked him; do you accept the Nagaland as an independent country? He said, the Nagas are independent nation and we are working to defend our sovereignty". That's right, I said, and continued saying; as the Nagas are independent nation, they have their own Naga national Government known as Federal Government of Nagaland (FGN) which was formed in 1956 by all Naga leaders from Ao, Konyak, Phom, Chang, Sangtam, Yimchunger, Khiamniungan, Lotha, Rengma, Angami, Chakhesang, Shepoumaramth and Zeliangrong Regions. Now Naga national Government is running more than fifty years and its Golden Jubilee was celebrated in March 2006. Knowing all these, why do you need to form another Naga National government? For what purpose and what will you do with it? Indeed, I am in favor and support of working for peace and reconciliation. For peace, we have to establish what is truth and justice, and for reconciliation, it must be political reconciliation but not of factional reconciliation. The Nagas have legitimate foundation and national principle established by our forefathers and handed

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Talimeren Lkr, today you are 1(one) I can’t believe a year has gone. No longer a baby but a super cute little man from head to toe, you crawl around as fast as you can, you stand by yourself and clap your hands, as we watch you grow your character comes out, we know you are around as you jump, scream and shout .you are very special little boy who’s loved in every way for bringing joy & laughter to each and every day so happy & so full of fun & such a good boy too.You make the world a nicer place with everything. May all your dreams comes true for no one deserve them more than a special boy like you. God loves you & knew you before you were even born. You are a one of a kind –one year old.

Happy birthday to our pride and joy.

Your loving Dad & Mum.

Baby Talimeren,

Here is a big birthday wish, a big present, a big hug and a big bash for a big hearted 1 year old nephew. Some things are left undone, some words are left unsaid, some feelings are left unexpressed, but some ones as nice as you could never be left unwished, Happy Birthday to the smartest kid in all over the world! Love you dearly

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public discoursE down to us; this is a common ground and foundation for all the Nagas to reunite. But it is sad to learn that the FNR is gaining more support to form the so-called provisional Naga national government (NNG-P). Even if they formed the NNG-P, most of the Naga people will not support it. Because they have their own National Government and national political institution (NNC), therefore no more national governments are needed for them. Then, will they kill the Nagas again for not supporting the NNG-P? To eliminate good Naga leaders, innocent Naga people and to destroy the legitimate Naga national foundation are not taken as a sort of defending our nation or an achievement for the Nagas. But all these are recorded as treacherous acts and political blunder in the history. Such mistake should not be repeated by the young generations of today. Our forefathers had founded Nagaland on the solid rock, so, what the need to do by us today is, to work in one accord for the achievement of recognition of our sovereignty by the world; but not to form factions, new governments one after another and neither to demand any political status (greater Nagaland, integration, super-state, alternative arrangement etc.) from India. Thomas, NNc Member

United Naga Democratic Party on Article 371 (A) On 26-07-2010, the Nagaland Legislative Assembly adopted resolution on the Ownership and Transfer of land & its Resources as envisaged under Article 371 (A) of the Constitution of’ India. The NLA resolved for fresh modalities to be framed by the State of Nagaland on Petroleum and Natural resources development. With hinges developing on the said resolution, the Govt. of Nagaland has taken a U turn and called a consultative meeting of various representatives including the Naga Hoho on 12-07-2013. The UNDP as a political party, would like to highlight in the interpretation of Article 371 (A) where there has been divergent approach. Nagaland unlike other States of Union of India is borne out of 16 (sixteen) Point Agreement which otherwise, was out of the Union of Indian. While accommodating Nagaland as the 16 (Sixteen) State in the Union of India, the framers of the Constitution of India using the wisdom had given the Naga people rights over their religious or social practice, their custom and procedure, their way of civil & Criminal justice according to their customary law and protection of ownership and transfer of land and its resources. With the passing of years, polarization as regard to monetary interest has crept in where there

is contentious craze for financial benefits to acquire from the Natural Resources of the State. The UNDP would like to highlight the public of the State and convey that, the land and its resources whatever it be so, belongs to the land-owners who through generations have inherited right and ownership over the land. The popular government which represents the people has to take into confidence of the people whom they represent for any decision taken by them and not act in a dictatorial or deceiving manner to become the owner of the inherited land of the people. Any contentious issue cannot be decided unilaterally and enforce on the masses but the public/ citizens of the state has to be taken into confidence through proper consultation before any rules regulations or resolutions are frame /passed keeping in mind that the general public are the custodian upon which the government stand. Definition of Democracy states that, the government stands for the people, of the people & by the people. Before any consultation was made, the government by resolution dated 26-072010 had adopted its resolution on the ownership & transfer of land and its resources and only on 12-07-2013 the State government has called for consultative meeting of the people. This action of government shows immaturity of the policy makers which is highly condemnable. The UNDP therefore, would like to express that any resolution taken on the Mineral resources of the State should be passed after a proper consultation with the LAND OWNERS of the State with Hohos to build a true welfare State which only can be said as a mandated of the people. robert Y. Kikon General secretary (Adm) UNDP, Nagaland

Race Of Faith In Self Rectification One of the greatest Olympic winners of all time was Paavo Nurmi, who won 12 Olympic medals, nine of them gold in long distance running in the early 1920s. When he ran something caught people’s attention from his hand. He always carried a stop watch. Before anyone said anything he already knew if he was running well or not! The Christian life ought to be like that too, the race of faith! We don’t need a stop watch but we ought to see how we’re measuring up to life challenges. The only way ahead is to think about, ‘what we’re doing, why we are doing it and what’s at the end of it?’ Because when we are in God’s presence and we recognize the mistakes we have made, at least, we can then hope to get things right and move on with our live. Do you know what one of the greatest risks that we face in our daily life today? Focusing on the faults of others, especially those you well but climbing the ladder

of success passing over you! It’s always so easy to see what others do wrong or badly; it’s quite another story when it comes to seeing what we do wrong or badly actually! The Bible says don’t judge others. We should only judge ourselves for a better change. So, all the energy we waste looking outwards should be used more productively looking our inwards to check what our failures are and seek to rectify them. If we don’t we will suffer the consequence of your own sin, which can be fatal. The Bible says that if we judge others rather than ourselves, we are preparing our own trial. And we all know what the verdict would be, guilty! If we want to be different in our lives it would be if we’d only learn this lesson! The Bible reminds us to always check our actions against what the word of God says to us and expects of us? In our spiritual lives, in our relationship with others, in our work places, in our service to the church, or in our obedience to God Himself! We must always examine ourselves in the light of the ‘Word of God’. Then only, we can change things, we can learn from our past actions, see where we are going wrong or right to reach the goal in life! If you don’t make good to your mistakes, God will do it for you. “If we carefully judge our-selves we won’t be punished” 1 Cor. 11:31. THE COMPETITORS CREED I am Created in the Image and Likeness of GOD. I am a Competitor Now and Forever. I will play only for ONE audience – JESUS I will Display my Talents in the form of Worshiping God.

I face my Challengers with the Face of Christ! I do not Boast in my Abilities, or Believe in my own Strength. I rely solely on the Resurrection of Jesus, and His power. I Compete for the Pleasure of my Heavenly Father! My body is the Temple of the living God - I am the Holy temple! The Holy Spirit dwells in my body; I must protect it from within. And nothing enters my body that does not glorify the Living GOD. My Sweat is an Offering - my Soreness is a Sacrifice to my Savior! My Attitude on and off the Field is above Reproach Whether in my Practicing or Playing I summit to God’s Authority. I will Love and respect my Neighbors (Opponents, Teammates & Referees)! I Give my ALL to JESUS. I do not give up - I do not give out! I am willing to accept the Outcome of the Competition in God’s hand. The Result of all my Effort must result in Christ alone! …..wow to JESUS!!! God’s blessing to those who rectifies True Identity in Christ!

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Assembly News Funds sanction for renovation and SI Jamir Responses to starred questions repair of NH- 61 from Kma- Mkg Our Correspondent Kohima | July 20

Parliamentary secretary for National Highways Nuklutoshi today informed the assembly session that funds has been sanctioned for repair and renovation of NH-61 from Kohima – Mokokchung. He was replying this to MLA Imtikumzuk’s unstarred question on whether the Government of India has sanctioned any funds for repair and renovation of this road. On being asked whether the government was aware that the NH- 61 from Kohima- Mokokchung was disrupting

smooth travelling and public are making hue and cry due to the disrepair/deplorable condition of the highway, the parliamentary stated “Yes”. He also stated that labourers were deployed for the maintenance of the road. On being asked whether there is any local issue disturbing the maintenance for the road, Nuklutoshi stated “No. Except for portion between Km 40.00 and Km 72.400 where the matter is pending in Supreme Court due to litigation among the bidders.” On being asked whether the government is really serious in taking note of this matter, the parliamentary secretary stated “Yes”.

Wka- Bokajan road in priority list: Azo

Minister for roads & bridges Kuzholuzo (Azo) Nienu today stated that Wokha-Bokajan road has been included in the state priority list under the NLCPR scheme 2013-14. Replying this to MLA Dr. T.M. Lotha in the assembly session, the minister said the department had taken over this road from

Border Road Organisation (BRO) in 2006. Azo said that Rs. 105.00 lakhs has been sanctioned so far for maintenance ever since it was taken over from BRO. Also replying to CLP leader Tokheho Yepthomi in another starred question about the status of construction of road from Kiyeto- Dhansiripar, the

minister said that the construction of this road was undertaken under the Inter State Connectivity with an estimated cost of Rs. 3441.15 lakhs. The Minister said the construction is likely to be completed by November 2015. Azo also tabled a copy of work order and agreement on the floor of the House.

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Nuklutoshi replies on NH-55 appointed as BDOs/RDOs/APOs be shifted to Marepkong. In response to MLA Imtilemba under Rural Development depart- Auditorium construction in Zbto Sangtam’s starred question, Parliamentary Secretary for National Highways, Nuklutoshi in the August House on July 20, 2013, stated that the ongoing Project of the NH-55 from Khudai Junction/3rd NAP Gate to Chingmulunt Junction via Tuensang under the Department of National Highway revised estimate has been submitted to the Ministry. The repair work of the road can be done only after the revised estimate is approved by the Ministry. No new projects can be taken up until the ongoing work is completed, he added. Nuklutoshi said he visited the site on May 17, 2013 and “saw the 30 Kms pathetic road condition and the waterlogged drainage.” On enquiry about the problems from the department officials, it was learnt that the land owners had objected to construction of drainage, he added. Therefore, he said he has requested the representatives, “particularly of the area to control his people to enable execution of the work.”

Kohima, July 20 (DiPR): At the ongoing second session of the 12th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on July 20, 2013, the Chairman of the Committee on Government Assurance (2013-14) and the President of NPCC, S.I. Jamir presented on the table a copy of each of the following reports which were adopted by the Committee on June 14, 2013: 1. Eighty-fifth Report of Committee on Government Assurances (6th and 7th session of the 11th Nagaland Legislative Assembly) 2. Eighty-sixth Report of Committee on Government Assurances (8th and 9th Session of the 11th Nagaland Legislative Assembly) 3. Eighty-seventh Report of Committee on Government Assurance (10th, Appointments in RD Dept Responding to a starred ques11th and 7th Session of the 11th Nagaland Legislative tion put up by MLA C. Apok Jamir with regard to number of persons Assembly)

ment from January 1, 2012 to January 11, 2013, Parliamentary Secretary for RD, C.L. John answered that during the period six BDOs were appointed. On the number of LDAs, Grade-IV and Dhais in the same period, he responded that 33 LDAs, 8 Peons and 7 Dhais were appointed. The aforementioned appointments were made in pursuance of para 6 of P&AR Department’s (Administrative Reform Branch) OM No. AR-5/ ASSO/98(C) Dt. 26/02/2001 on contract and deputation, he stated.

CF office to be moved to Mkg

In response to a starred question asked by MLA Imtikumzuk, Minister for Forest and Ecology Y. Patton answered that the designated office of the Conservator of Forest (CF), Northern Territorial Circle (NTC) at Marepkong under Mokokchung district has not been inaugurated and this office has been functioning from Kohima since 1994. At present some rooms are occupied by SE Electrical department. However, he said the department would request the Electrical department to vacate within one month, and as soon as the building is vacated, CF (NTC) office would

To MLA S. Hukavi Zhimomi’s query on auditorium construction in Zunheboto, Minister for Youth Resources and Sports Merentoshi R. Jamir replied that the Detail Project Report (DPR) amounting to Rs. 200.00 lakhs has been framed and submitted to the Chief Engineer PWD (H) for obtaining Technical Approval and observing necessary codal formalities.

Construction of DC’s hall in Mokokchung

In response to a starred question raised by MLA Imtikumzuk with regard to construction of DC’s Hall in Mokokchung, Parliamentary Secretary for CAWD responded that there is no programme for construction of DC’s hall in the Works Programme of GA (CAWD). “However, if it is referred to the construction of the DC’s office complex then the work is in the process of calling a tender.” He also said that there is a budget provision for construction of the DC’s office and the same will be taken up outside the area occupied by army and thus army’s obstruction in the project does not arise. DIPR

GPRN/NSCN terminates, welcomes Legal awareness prog held at GHS Peren Health Camp organized at Seyochung, Kiphire and discharges its members

DimaPuR, July 20 (mExN): Ministry of Information and Publicity (MIP), GPRN/NSCN has informed that as per the recommendation received from the chairman, UT-I and as approved by the deputy Kilonser, region in-charge, the office of the Kilo secretary, GPRN/NSCN terminates its members - Hoshevi, Razou Peyu, s/o Ghonito from Yimtsugho village, UT-I, Kahoshe Murru, Razou Peyu, s/o Luhezu from Mughavi

village, UTI Kughavi Chishi, Khapur, s/o vikaho from Khehokhu village, UT-I, Kheshito Zhimo, Khapur, s/o Shimiho from Nihoto village, UT-I, and Toiho H. Awomi, Khapur, s/o Hekiqhe from Lotisa village, UT-I from active national service “for indulging in activities detrimental to the government.” The order comes into force immediately, it added. Meanwhile, Sergeant Khekato sumi, a cadre belonging to the NSCN (IM),

'Legal Rights Awareness Campaign' launched DimaPuR, July 20 (mExN): Lecturer Kohima Law College and President NVCO, Kezhokhoto Savi launched ‘Legal Rights Awareness Campaign’ on July 20, 2013 at Kohima Law College. A press note received here stated that the campaign was jointly organized by Kohima Law College (KLC), Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) and Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ organization (NVCO). The note also stated that the campaign was launched to be conducted in the various districts of the state which would benefit the college students, civil societies and others. After the launch, ten different groups also pre-

sented a talk on different topics such as present scenario of illegal taxation in Nagaland, Women & Child Rights, misleading advertisements, Human Rights in the context of Nagaland, Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, Right to Food, Mediation & Conciliation, Medical negligence. Environmental scenario in the state, State Consumer Helpline (Toll Free No. 1800-345-3701) as an Alternative Consumer Disputes Redressal Mechanism, Legal Services Authority – free legal aid to the poor, Lok Adalat, Democracy with special reference to free & fair election, The Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, 2005.

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SBI Changpang and Bhandari merged WoKha, July 20 (mExN): All constituents of State Bank of India, Changpang Branch, Wokha district are informed that the assets and liabilities of Changpang Branch has been merged with SBI Bhandari Branch, Wokha district. Assistant General Manager Monotosh Sarma, SBI Mokokchung has informed that all the constituents of Changpang Branch will henceforth be able to transact business on three days of the week viz. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, given it is not a holiday under NI Act, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon under the aegis of the Bhandari Branch, but at the existing premises of Changpang Branch. “We assure to extend the best possible service to all the constituents as always,” he stated.

DNSU lauds deadline directive for lounges and restaurants

DimaPuR, July 20 (mExN): The Dimapur Naga Students Union has acknowledged the order issued by the SDO(C) on lounge and restaurant owners to maintain time limit till 10 pm during summers and 9 pm during winter. A press note from the DNSU General Secretary, Kambuiga Rongmei stated that “it has been a challenging momentum for the denizens of Dimapur with the rapid growth and mushrooming of booze joints, lounge and restaurants in and around Dimapur despite various restriction order issued by the concerned department.” The Union also appealed for the concerned authority to implement the order not only in letter but in practice. It added, “If not checked, this trend there is a high risk to prevail anti social activities by unscrupulous persons taking an advantage of the situation.” The office of the Dimapur Naga Students’ Union has appealed to the concerned owners/manager of the lounges and restaurants not to entertain underage youngsters. The Union also appealed to the District Administration and Police to beef up the security in and around town to check the activities of anti social elements.

son of Ahovi sumi, hailing from Ghonivi village has joined the GPRN/NSCN. TheMIPfurtherinformed that the office of the GSO-I (Adm.), GHQ, Naga Army has discharged Sergeant Major Robert, bearing Naga Army no. 17071, son of Vumpao, of Lilen village, Kuki region from active national service of the GPRN/NSCN on health ground and family problem. The service rendered by him is praiseworthy, and he is wished a prosperous future.

PEREN, July 20 (DiPR): The Nagaland State Legal Services Authority conducted legal awareness campaign at Government High School, Peren on July 19, 2013. Mayang Lima NJS, member Secretary of the Nagaland State Legal services Authority, in his opening remarks stated that, education is the technique of transmitting civilization and can be done only by acquiring knowledge and building character. The main objective of legal service authority is to create all-out awareness about the legal system. He added that they have started off with students because students are the future generation of tomorrow. Later, he dwelt on an introduction

to law, the code of criminal procedure, 1973, the legal services access to justice for all etc. G.H. Ramlia, District and Session Judge, Phek spoke about marriage and the family system practiced in various parts of the country. He advised the young people to be very careful in choosing a partner “as it will be duty bound to fulfill each other’s needs.” He added, “The practical form of family means, the wife and the children must use the father’s title, but they are equal partner before the law.” The resource persons also included Limasenla, Panel Lawyer, Dimapur and Easter Aye, Panel Lawyer, Dimapur. The programme was chaired by Ajongba Imchen, Civil Judge (Junior) Peren.

Free medical checkup in progress at Thangthure and Yingphire villages under Kiphire district on July 15. Our Correspondent Kiphire | July 20

VK Town Baptist Church SBAK (Aizuto) Sunday School Department conducted VBS under the theme "Children of Light" from 12th to 14th July 2013. Altogether 105 students attended the programme.

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Zoological Park receives leopard from Kaziranga Fund constraint has hampered expansion of the facility. Park ranger, Obed Swu said that development (of the zoo) is not taking place as expected because of financial constraints. “We cannot bring many animals at one go because before bringing, we need to have enclosures and for enclosures, the zoo needs funds which is hard to come by.” Nevertheless, public interest in the facility has increased stealthily over the past five years since its inception. “We’re getting encouraging response... we don’t have that many facilities but still visitors come,” was the park ranger’s comment when asked on the response of the public. In the initial phase, the park was averaging Rs. 7000 a month in ticket sales. Now, it touches Rs. 20, 000 a month. At present, it houses 37 different species of wildlife numbering around 150 in total. For the meat-eating residents, a daily quota of 12-15 kilograms of meat is required and with the addition of Doom, the requirement will increase.

NLA dialogues on Article 371 A

Rio stated that the discussion on public importance of oil and Natural Gas related to Article 371 (A) referring to land and its resources inside and outside the House, including the consultation meeting with various tribal Hohos and civil societies were unanimous and consensus. In his remark, Minister for Geology & Mining TR Zeliang thanked Mmhonlumo Kikon for touching on the two important points-meeting the President of India and finding details of the Under Secretary who held that legal framework as unconstitutional.

With regard to the first point, the Minister disclosed that the CM has requested him to communicate to the August House the proposal for constituting a Joint Naga

Delegation led by CM Ministers, MLAs of all Political parties, Presidents of Apex Hohos, Tribal Hohos, civil societies, exparliamentarians to meet the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Union Law Minister, Union Petroleum Minister, leader of the Opposition of India and other dignitaries concerned. “We will produce all the documents in possession including the debates and resolutions passed to prove that we are constitutionally correct”, Zeliang added. Zeliang said

that a request would be made to the MP Lok Sabha to file with the Speaker of Lok Sabha, a notice of breach of privilege against the Under Secretary, so that facts may be brought to light before the Parliament and public at large. Also agreeing to points raised by the CLP leader, the minister said “We should never confront the Union Government and I would like to emphatically state here on record that DAN government does not have any intention of confrontation with the Union Government. However, assertion of our rights in no way be misconstrued as confrontation.” Also on refining of crude and marketing of oil and gas commodities, the Minister informed that the state legal framework on oil and natural gas will have application only within the territorial boundaries of Nagaland. The Minister said that the government is confident of going ahead with the legal framework “while we are prepared for talks on track two.” “Disputes can be settled in forums available to us. But any request of rescission of our resolution or our legal framework in regard to oil and natural gas is ruled out,” he added. Further, he appealed to the august House to uphold the state legal framework on oil and natural gas. Minister for Health & Family Welfare Imkong L. Imchen, Parliamentary Secretary for Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Yitachu and MLA Hukavi also participated in the discussion. (With DIPR inputs)

More than 200 patients of Thangthure and Yingphire villages under Kiphire district availed free medical checkup on July 15 which was organized by the Akehda Sangtamlaru Thsingmujang (AST) Seyochung Unit and assisted by doctors and nurses from Kiphire and Seyochung. During the one-day camp, minor surgeries were

performed and medicines were distributed. Some of the medicines were also provided from the Office of the Chief Medical Office Kiphire. Chotsala, President AST Seyochung Unit and her colleague expressed gratitude to the doctors and nurses for voluntarily giving their time during the health camp. At the same time, AST also expressed gratitude to CMO Kiphire for providing free medicine.

MLA S Hukavi extends condolences DimaPuR, July 20 (mExN): A condolence note issued by Francis S.Hukavi Zhimomi, MLA 35AC, Zunheboto has stated that late K.Zhimomi, Commandant 8th NAP Naltoqa of Sheyipu village, Zunheboto area, a prominent citizen of Zunheboto passed away recently. The condolence note stated that late K.Zhimomi was one of the active youth leaders amongst the youth during his High School and College days. “He was a lover of music and sports. He is also one of the pioneers who promoted music and sports. He was a brave, courageous and outstanding man in

our society.” The note stated that his demise has left a great void in our society and is a great loss for the people of Zunheboto as well Nagas in general. His untimely demise has left a vacuum which will be hard to fill up or replace. “I on behalf of the people of Zunheboto salute him for his service rendered to our people and I also tender apology to his family members and relatives for I could not attend his funeral service due to unavoidable circumstances and also pray to our Almighty God to take care of them, and to give them strength in all aspects,” stated Francis S.Hukavi Zhimomi.

Green Sons urges ban on wild animals’ sale

DimaPuR, July 20 (mExN): Green Succession of Nagaland State (Green Sons) has extended appreciation to the District Planning & Development Boards of Mokokchung and Ko-

hima districts for initiating and taking firm decision to ban all sorts of hunting and selling of wild animals and its products. Green Sons’ Chairman Jesse Murry has in a press release

pledged that “the organization shall enforce to check these activities”. Meanwhile, it has urged and requested other districts of the state to follow suit “for our race to sustain.”

Wokha Town roads under renovation

WoKha, July 20 (DiPR): Under BRGF, Urban Local Body (ULB), RD Department has been undertaking various developmental activities within the Wokha Town. Emphasizing on improving the Town roads DRDA Project Director, Liboni Humtsoe informed that the department has already completed blacktopping of road from Wokha Town Baptist Church to DC Office, and Forest Colony Junction to Soil Colony junction. Renovation and repairing of drainages and footpaths have also been taken up. The ongoing

work for road widening and soiling/ medaling of road from DC office to Fish market, covering a distance of about 800 meters is also taken up under GRGB-ULB. For successful implementation, the department is monitoring the construction of works without allotting the works to contractors. Apart from road improvement, the department is planning to take up other developmental activities in the town like renovation of traditional water bodies having good source, water harvesting tanks and construction of meat stall.


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The politics of food harms those vulnerable

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he Midday Meal Scheme was initiated in the 1960s involving provision of free lunch on working days in schools. The key objectives of the programme include:Protecting children from classroom hunger, increasing school enrollment and attendance, improved socialisation among children belonging to all castes, addressing malnutrition, and social empowerment through provision of employment to women. The scheme has a long history, especially in Tamil Nadu as it was introduced by the then Chief Minister K Kamaraj in the 1960s and later expanded by the M. G. Ramachandran Government in 1982. It has been adopted by almost every States after a landmark direction by the Supreme Court of India on November 28, 2001. The success of this scheme is illustrated by the tremendous increase in the school participation and completion rates in Tamil Nadu. NGO’s have a main part in the preparation of the midday meal scheme. However, the scheme was soon marred by several scams, which have been unearthed since it was started in 1960. Distribution of contract of Midday meal scheme is one of the most corrupt practice in the country. In December 2005: The Delhi Police had seized eight truckloads (2,760 sacks) of rice meant for primary schoolchildren being carried from Food Corporation of India (FCI) godowns in Bulandshahr District of UP to North Delhi. When the Police detained the trucks, the drivers claimed that the rice was being brought all the way to Delhi to be cleaned at a factory. However, according to the guidelines, the rice has to be taken directly from FCI godown to the school or village concerned. Later, it was found that the rice was being siphoned off by a UP-based NGO, Bharatiya Manav Kalyan Parishad (BMKP), in connivance with the Government officials. In January 2006: The Delhi Police unearthed a scam in the Midday Meal Scheme.

In November 2006: The residents of Pembong village under the Mim tea estate (around 30 km from Darjeeling), accused a group of teachers of embezzling midday meals. In a written complaint, the residents claimed that students at the primary school had not got midday meal for the past 18 months. Mar 5, 2006: One of the leading national dailies reported that the midday meal scheme in Punjab schools was floundering rules badly. Government schools across the State were grappling with administrative neglect and an unresponsive Government that had resulted in abject failure of the scheme. Needless to mention the pathetic condition of classrooms.

Why India's school meal deaths are a terrible tragedy

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Indian children eat their mid-day meal at a government high school in Hyderabad.

reported busted a scam involving Government schools that siphoned off food grains under the midday meal scheme by faking attendance. The modus operandi of the schools was simple—the attendance register would exaggerate the number of students enrolled in the class. The additional students would not exist—they were ‘enrolled’ to get additional food grains which were pocketed by the school staff. The scam was exposed, when P Asha Kumari, an assistant teacher at the Government model primary school, Jakkur, in Yelahanka acted as a whistle-blower. She informed the Lokayukta, who conducted a probe and indicted four persons for misappropriation. The whistle-blower was harassed by the school staff and requested a transfer. She was transferred to a Government primary school at Cholanayakahalli, where she again found the same modus operandi being used to siphon off the food grains. She again complained to the Lokayukta, who issued notice to the school.

In March 26, 2012: School children did not receive the prescribed nutrition under the midday meal scheme in Goa, according to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India’s report. There was no check on the quality too as the State monitoring committee for the scheme did not meet even once from 2006 to 2011. A quantity lower than that In December 2006: A Times of India recommended was served to the children

for lesser number of days than required. The audit report also stated that during 2009-10 meals were served for 180 and 169 days, respectively, to 41,968 primary and 49,888 upper primary school children, as against the 200 and 220 days for primary and upper primary schools prescribed by norms.

at Munnuru, who bought steel plates for all children to maintain uniformity.

July 16, 2013: Insecticides poisoned children, death toll rises to 22: Violent protests broke out on Wednesday outside the District Magistrate’s office in Chhapra district demanding action against authorities after 22 children were killed afISKCON Food Relief Foundation: The ter consuming poisoned midday meal on ISKCON Food Relief Foundation (IFRF) Tuesday at a Government primary school was established in the year 2004 in in Bihar’s Saran district. Mumbai. The objectives of IFRF is to eradicate hunger and promoting educa- Criticism: According to current statistics, 42.5 tion amongst the under-privileged secper cent of the children under 5 are untions of the society and thereby ensuring derweight. This is due to simple reatheir socio-economic development. sons such as not using iodized salt. The Dec 24, 2006: According to a report in country is home to the world’s largest Times of India: The egg became the bone food insecure population, with more of contention between NGOs, led by re- than 500 million people who are hunligious institutions, and the Karnataka gry, India State Hunger Index (ISHI) reState Government. The State Govern- port said. It also added that the counment’s one-egg per-week scheme, as try’s poor performance is driven by its part of the midday meal scheme, ran into high levels of child under-nutrition and a controversy with several NGOs refusing poor calorie count. Its rates of child to distribute eggs with mid-day meals. malnutrition is higher than most counSeptember 13, 2011: The Times of re- tries in Sub-Saharan Africa,” it noted. ported that schools in Mangalore and A report released as part of the 2009 Bantwal taluks are taking measures Global Hunger Index ranks India at 65 after there were two reported cases of out of 84 countries. The 2008 report food poisoning in Puttur and Sulia. Chil- says that India has more people sufferdren began vomiting after consuming ing hunger – a figure above 200 million the Akshara Dasoha meal. “We take care – than any other country in the world, to see that food is safe; in fact, we taste it it says. The report also says “improving before serving it to children,” said head- child nutrition is of utmost urgency in mistress Devaki, Higher Primary School most Indian States.

Bihar mid-day meal tragedy

'death, not food was served on their plates'

A Students wash their plates after having a mid-day meal in New Delhi. In a tragic incident, 22 children died and atleast 27 are admitted to the hospital after eating food from a mid-day meal in a state-run primary school in Bihar's Saran district on Tuesday. The mid-day meal scheme was introduced by the government to encourage education among the poor by providing free food. We give you pictures from all over the country exhibiting the success of this scheme on only one strategy - nutrition support.

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Soutik Biswas | BBC News n a country where nearly half of the children are undernourished and struggle to go to school, the programme is a weapon to tackle hunger and illiteracy. Economists believe the programme bolsters primary school enrolment and attendance, eliminates hunger, enables children from diverse class and caste backgrounds to share a meal together and bury social prejudices, and provides children with hygiene and nutritional education. There is enough evidence to prove that the programme has, by and large, been a success, they say. That's precisely why the deaths of more than 20 school children after consuming contaminated free meals in Bihar state is shocking. As with most of India's large state-run social schemes, the performance of the free meals programme varies from state to state. States like Tamil Nadu - where the mid-day meal began in the city of Chennai (Madras) as early as 1925 - and Kerala and Orissa have reported good results. Results in laggard states like Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal have been less than impressive. The source of the food contamination in the Bihar school is not entirely clear yet India's Mid-Day - doctors say that they have found Meal programme evidence of insecis the world's most ticide in the food; other reports talk ambitious free school about contamifeeding programme, nated vegetable providing cooked oil used in cooking. Tainted food meals to more than supplies or awful 120 million children kitchen hygiene in over a million could have led to the tragedy. schools across Whatever the the country. reason, Bihar, one of India's poorest states with a shoddy record in social welfare, has a long way to go in delivering an efficient mid-day meal programme for its more than 70,000 schools. Most of the beneficiaries come from poor families with an average annual income of $396 (£262) and where a third of the parents are illiterate, according to government estimates. A 2010 study by India's Planning Commission found that more than 70% of children in the sampled schools in Bihar were unhappy with the quality of the food served. A fifth of them said they did not get adequate meals. Three-quarters of the schools reported they did not have adequate utensils for cooking. The study also found that many schools in the state also did not receive their food stock "in a planned manner on a monthly basis, as a result of which a few schools were overstocked, resulting in breeding of insects [in the food]". Despite all this, more children have enrolled in schools across the state since the programme was introduced eight years ago. Economist Reetika Khera, who has extensively researched the programme, says the Bihar deaths are a "terrible tragedy". But, she says, they also come at a time when the programme is steaming ahead, and "showing huge improvements" mostly in northern India, where it was kick-started following a November 2001 directive from the Supreme Court to provide "cooked meals to all primary school children". "When the scheme began in northern Indian I remember many schools had no place to cook, no water. Teachers would double up as cooks, and children would collect firewood. Now schools have cooks and helpers, utensils and proper kitchen sheds for the cooking," says Dr Khera. Even the quality of meals has improved, say economists. In Rajasthan, remembers Dr Khera, children would be served unappetising meals of boiled wheat spiked with sugar and salt in the early days of the programme. Now the meals have become nutritious with a wide ranging and appetising mix. The state of Tamil Nadu provides a boiled egg to every child every day of the week. Rajasthan gives fruit to every child twice a week. The Bihar tragedy, say economists like Dr Khera, is not an indictment of the programmes. But it proves India needs to tighten up its hygiene (children have fallen ill in Bihar and Goa and Delhi in the recent past after school meals) and improve safety at school kitchens (more than 80 children were killed in a kschool fire in Tamil Nadu in 2004) to make the MidDay Meal a programme it can be truly proud of.

mid the massive mid-day meal tragedy unfolding in Bihar, a nasty political blame-game has begun over who was responsible for the deaths of 21 children. While the Opposition in Bihar has slammed the Nitish Kumar government for being "insensitive" and "callous", the ruling Janata Dal(United) or JD(U) has hit back, alleging political conspiracy. Here is what leaders said over the incident: MM Pallam Raju, Union Human Resource Development Minister: It looks like a case of contamination of food but we are awaiting forensic report... This is an example where we should exercise caution. We will know the forensic report by today evening. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, BJP Spokesperson: The chief minister of Bihar in-

stead of showing promptness in evacuating the children to a better medical facility has announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs. 2 lakh for the children who died after having a mid-day meal. This showcases the insensitivity and the callous attitude. Jagdambika Pal, Congress leader: Earlier, too, complaints have come in Bihar and still they did not look into it due to which 20 children died yesterday. In a way, they did not serve food but death on their plates. KC Tyagi, JD(U) leader: The way the opposition of Bihar is responding, irrespective of their ideology and philosophy, is very sad... The reports that the doctors have given is that the cook is also the victim... I feel that it is a big conspiracy to destabilise the Bihar government. Shakeel Ahmed, Congress leader: BJP

should not politicize this issue... They are demanding Nitish Kumar's resignation just beacuser he is not in alliance Manish Tewari, Information and Broadcasting Minister: Extremely unfortunate incident.State govt must investigate matter & take action against guilty- #Biharmiddaymeal Tariq Anwar, NCP leader: Earlier also we have received similar complaints... They (Bihar government) should take precautions... Resignations won't help. Shyam Rajak, Food and Consumer Protection Minister, Bihar: As regards supply of food, the school administration is given a cheque and they purchase according to the routine from Food Corporation of India. The 'Ayukt' has been appointed to investigate the matter and find those responsible. (Source: NDTV)

Govt schools treat kids like beggars

incident doesn’t repeat itself.” The quality of mid-day meals in Delhi was part of a survey that was released by youth initiative Joint Pallavi Polanki | Firstpost to be ignored by politicians, Agarwal Operation for Social Help (JOSH), in of children because they come from says, “Tell me, who are the ones who May, on the status of RTE implementhe marginalised sections of society.” 'You can’t treat school chil- mid-meal programmes should in- norms, Agarwal says, “Teachers go to government schools. Not the tation in Delhi. One of the students dren like they were beggars. This volve the School Management Com- many a time don’t bother to check if children of the politicians or the bu- who participated in the survey and is not charity. It is their right.": AFP mittees (which include parents and the food is clean. As per norms, two reaucrats. Our netas don’t care about visited two slum clusters in Timarimage‘You can’t treat school children is mandatory under the RTE Act), teachers are supposed check the children in government schools.” pur, North Delhi, speaking to FirstAppealing to the Minister of post during an earlier interview had like they were beggars. This is not Panchayati Raj Institutions and self- quality of the food before it is served help groups. “Why are you burden- to children. The manner in which Human Resource Development said, “Parents are not aware about charity. It is their right.”: AFP image Calling for institutionalising the ing teachers with cooking mid-day the food is served is very often un- (MHRD) to get serious about the is- quality of the mid-day meals that preparation and distribution of mid- meals. Let teachers teach. Build a hygienic. Older children are made to sue, Agarwal stresses that “When is being served or about the lack of children are involved there should cleanliness in the schools. Many said day meals instead of farming it out separate mechanism. If you involve serve younger children.” Agarwal relates examples of how be no compromise.” private contractors and NGOs or bur- the community, if mothers of chilthat children were carrying lunch The government must set up a and water bottles to schools to avoid dening teachers with it, Rai says, “If dren are involved, they will ensure even in Delhi, the mid-day meal prochildren are hungry, they cannot learn. quality. Why not transfer responsi- gramme leaves much to be desired. He high-level committee to review the the mid-day meals because there says, “Just today I got a call from a stu- implementation in the problem ar- have been cases where students have The mid-day programme is a wonder- bility to these committees?” A strong votary of the scheme, dent from a school in Patparjanj who eas, says Rai. “The MHRD should fallen ill after eating the meals.” ful scheme and it is very necessary for our children. But the need of the hour child rights lawyer Ashok Agarwal told me they found a rat in the mid-day take serious note of this. They Says Saurabh Sharma of JOSH, “A is for it to be institutionalised. In states says corruption in the mid-day meal meal. Recently, school children wrote should set up a committee compris- lot of children complained that the like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, there is programme is compromising food to a Delhi high court judge telling him ing representatives from the Nation- mid-day meal was bad and that it simply no mechanism to cook nutri- quality, “The people who are supplying about iron pieces in their food. And the al Commission for the Protection of wasn’t edible. Many children bring tious food and properly distribute the food are running it for profit. And to High Court, taking cognisance, is look- Child Rights, the civil society and the their own lunch boxes because their meals. You can’t treat school children make profit, they compromise on qual- ing in to it and has asked the govern- judiciary. The high-powered com- parents didn’t trust the food.” On ment and MCD to take action.” mittee should review those places why the mid-day programme didn’t like they were beggars. This is not ity. Corruption is a big problem.” Pointing out examples of how Asked why such an important is- where there are reports of meals be- register on the political radar, Sharcharity. It is their right.” Rai says implementation of the schools flout prescribed safety sue such as mid-day meals continues ing poorly served, so that the Bihar ma says, “If you can’t vote, you don’t in the political agenda.” Readers may please note that, the contents of the articles published on this page do not reflect the outlook of this paper nor of the Editorfigure in any form.

ondemning the alarming neglect and continuing political indifference towards the midday meal programme, education experts and child rights activists are urging the government to clean up the rot in the system to avert another Bihar-like tragedy. Twenty-two children have died in a government primary school in Bihar’s Saran district after consuming contaminated mid-day meals. The Nitish Kumar government, however, has alleged that the meals were deliberately poisoned. Says Ambarish Rai, convenor of the Right to Education Forum, an umbrella group of civil society groups, “What has happened in Bihar is a prime example of how government schools are neglecting the programme. Why doesn’t this happen in the Kendriya Vidyalayas, or the Pratibha Vidyalayas, or unaided or aided private schools? It is because these schools are neglected and the children who go these schools are neglected… This is an attack on the dignity of children. This is an example of negligence


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f there’s one thing we were made to do, it’s worship. Yet that calling will not come without a fight. I will never forget walking into a church service for the first time after I had received Christ. It was like hearing the music through a brand-new set of ears. It seemed so different to how I’d heard it before! The church that day was singing the old song, “I Hear the Sound of the Army of the Lord.” People from all walks of life—all ages, different denominational backgrounds and differing musical preferences— sang together, and here it was: the sound of one voice, one heart, one song, a sound more spiritual than musical but so beautiful. It’s still etched on my heart today. It was the sound of the church at worship. A song of the heart, not just the mouth. A song that had a measure of eternity woven throughout it. A sound that included us all and valued us all. A sound we were born to recognize and contribute to. The sound of grateful hearts. I’ve given my life to this heavenly song. A Sound Like No Other Music is created to give voice to the human condition. It’s a powerful vehicle of expression for the human heart. It communicates the cries, elation, anguish, joys, highs and lows. When mere language is insufficient, music speaks on. In Psalm 71, David says, “When I open up in song to You, I let out lungsful of praise, my rescued life a song” (v. 23, MSG). This is where the praise of God is unlike any other music you’ll ever hear. It’s not about style, volume or methods. It’s about genuine thanksgiving being released from grateful hearts. Matthew 7:6 in The Message says, “Don’t be flip with the sacred.” Yale professor Nicholas Wolterstorff once said, “Each people group, each generation, needs to be able to express its

sense of worship in its own voice, in a way that resonates deep in the soul.” Just because a sound is not our style, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t sacred. If worship isn’t dependent on a particular style or sound, then what is worship? The simplest explanation is that it is the giving of due worth to God. The word worthship would be an appropriate way to describe the act of worship, for God alone is worthy of all worship, honor, glory and praise. Worship is the inevitable result of the created—you and me—catching a glimpse of the reality of Christ and then responding. Unfortunately, the word worship gets flattened out all the time and reduced to a set of neat songs that make us feel good. But this isn’t even the starting point for truthful worship. Truthful lives of worship involve our entire existence (Rom. 12:1-2). Music, melody, art, dance, creativity—all these things give voice to the mystery and hiddenness of the human heart. Our cries, prayers and journeys, formed into songs, allow the heart to be expressed in a tangible way. In our natural bodies, when our hearts shut down, our lives shut down. The same applies to the power of praise and worship in song. When our praise shuts down, our hearts become small and stifled, and it affects our whole lives. Our lives are the substance of the song we sing, living in tune with the great Orchestrator Himself. Lamentations 5 describes a people who feel forgotten by God and a moment when they had no worship: “The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music. The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning” (vv. 14-15, ASV). Even in the most challenging times, the art and discipline of lifting our voices to the truth of the Word of God is part of the miracle of praise, remembering that we cannot even utter the words “Jesus is

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Why You Must Fight to Worship Darlene Zschech

Lord” and mean it but by the Spirit of God (1 Cor. 12:3). And so we lean into His breath and His power every single time we praise, bringing forth life through gratitude.

A Choice Rooted in Humility Worship has always required choice and change. It identifies which kingdom you belong to, and it has always been about the glory of God. Isaiah 43:7 says we were all created for His glory. The entirety of humanity was designed to adore and connect with the fullness of God. This means our need to worship is built into us—it’s part of our DNA. It is the ultimate expression that our existence craves. Furthermore, if we don’t worship our Lord, we will end up in idolatry, which is the act of placing our affections on anything higher than God. Usually we do this because we want to control the outcome. Yet as Eugene Peterson writes, “God cannot be fit into our plans, we must fit into his.” We can’t use God—He is not a tool or an appliance or a credit card. Holy is the word that sets God apart and sets Him above our attempts to enlist Him in our wish-fulfillment fantasies or our utopian

schemes for making our mark in the world. Holy means that God is alive on God’s terms, alive in a way that exceeds our experience and imagination. Holy refers to life that burns with an intense purity and transforms everything it touches into itself. There are countless millions who cannot play a note of music but are incredible worshippers. Conversely, there are many others, extremely gifted in music and song, who are poor worshippers. Worship is not about operating in our gifts and feeling fulfilled, but it has always been and will always be an anthem of the heart. Jesus Himself said that true worship must be in spirit and in truth, and the only way this is possible is through grace. Not one of us could ever claim we don’t rely on His grace to stand before His throne. Only by the cross—only by the blood—can we freely enter this glorious place of worship and adoration, thanksgiving and praise. The Father seeks for us to worship Him (John 4:24), and He will continually teach us to worship Him. This is said beautifully in Geoffrey Bingham’s book, The Way and Wonder of Worship: “Something of our

fallen humanity—our human flesh—mingles with the worship that the Spirit inspires. Yet this does not mean that such worship is unacceptable to God. Worship is commanded and, as we have said, is offered through grace, and so is accepted by grace. Therefore, we can be at peace concerning the worship we offer to God.”

A Step Up to the Truest Life Psalm 100 tells us to “enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise” (v. 4, NRSV). We are meant to sing a new song. Sing, sing, sing! Yet because strength and joy are found in God’s presence, it’s no surprise the enemy works so hard to try to silence our song. In Matthew 4, Satan tries to lure Jesus by his cunning words and empty promises. “Kneel down and worship me,” he says. You see, Satan has always craved our worship. In Isaiah 14:13, we learn the deceiver said in his heart, “I will ascend to the heavens, higher than God.” Satan is always trying to exalt himself first in our life, followed by any other idol he possibly can get us to worship—the kingdoms of this world, the culture, the values, the seductions. Yet to love God and wor-

ship Him with our lives is our ultimate satisfaction. When you have positioned yourself in His presence, it doesn’t take long for the reality of the world and its heaviness to fade in the glory of God and His promise over our lives. So how do you begin to live this way? For starters, always remember that God is not looking for an outside-in, performancebased or talent-based offering. He has always been looking for an offering of the heart. When it comes to our personal journey of worship and praise, you have to remember this is a journey of faith. Without faith, we rely on our own ability and understanding, our own skill level and our own favor—and living like this makes it impossible to please God. Coming to Him in worship takes faith. Leading others in worship takes faith. Revelation 4:1 says, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things” (NASB). This is one of the great worship passages in Revelation. And it surprises me that even as this great prophecy is being revealed to John, as he’s gazing at an open door in heaven, still he is required to take a step up—to “come up here.” In Exodus 24, the Lord says the same thing to Moses: “Come up” (v. 1). He asks Moses to step out of his limitations and come up the mountain to worship. Always, faith is required. We take a step from the temporal to the eternal. We take the song of the soul and join it with the great anthem of the Spirit. We take a step from the emotional realm to the truth realm. We put on a garment of praise for our spirit of heaviness. Yes, we need to come up. Taking a step up takes energy, a yielding of the will and a willingness to step out of the boat. And even though this first step forward makes you feel vulnerable, it’s the safest place in the world to be. As we come up, we take

others with us and teach their hearts to trust. I’ve heard many times from onlookers that they’ve learned trust in worship through watching our lives—by watching us continually grow through trials and fall into the arms of an ever-loving God. It’s part of the beauty of His body. As I observe people in developing nations and watch them connect with God, they really take on this command to come up—it is literally life to them. So come up, come up, come up!

A Gift of the Greatest Presence One thing I know is that the earth is desperate for the presence of God—as am I! The raw dynamic of His Being and Person stepping into our existence is something you never want to be without. The tender presence we become aware of in worship is God’s abiding presence—a nearness that is often evident to the redeemed. Even today, as I spoke to a friend who is critically ill, she shared with me her lack of fear. She explained, “It’s not that I’m brave. It’s just that I am so aware of God’s love and kindness toward me. I sense His constant presence.” So, dear friends, I pray you catch my heart for you today. I encourage you to lean in to all that God Himself is offering you today through His Son Jesus Christ and to allow the breath and power of the Holy Spirit to fill you afresh as you simply and wholeheartedly worship Jesus. His love for you is immeasurable. His glory is rising across the earth as the water covers the seas. I pray that we, His sons and daughters, will continue to see our lives poured out in response to His great love—for this is our spiritual act of worship.

Darlene Zschech was the worship pastor of Hillsong Church in Sydney from 1996 to 2007. In addition to “Shout to the Lord,” Zschech has written more than 80 songs published by Hillsong Music Australia, including those on her latest album, Revealing Jesus. She and her husband, Mark, are now senior pastors of Hope Unlimited Church in New South Wales.

Top 10 rudest things people do in church Redemptive Criticism (and Other Virtues)

J. Lee Grady t doesn’t bother me anymore to hear a phone ringing during a church service. It’s part of life in the 21st century. But I’ll admit I was shocked last month when I heard a ringtone while I was preaching—and a woman seated in the third row pulled her phone out of her purse and began a lengthy conversation as if she were in the waiting room of a beauty parlor. That incident prompted me to post a question on Facebook the next day. I asked my friends to share their own stories of rudeness in church. That triggered an avalanche of pent-up frustration about crinkly peppermint wrappers, loud music, smelly feet (yes, someone took off their shoes during the service), unruly children, coffee-sipping saints and parishioners who try to finish their pastors’ sentences during sermons. When I tallied the responses, I came up with this list of the rudest things people do in church:

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1. Talking during a service.

2. Texting or surfing the web during a service. (One person mentioned seeing people playing video games on their phones.) 3. Sleeping—or snoring!—during a sermon.

4. Clipping fingernails during church. (I was amazed at how many people listed this offense. One person said his church’s sound

technician clipped his nails routinely during the sermon, and it was amplified over the loud speaker.) 5. Answering a ringing phone in church.

6. Constantly getting up and leaving the auditorium, presumably to use the restroom. 7. Walking out of a service early, especially during a prayer.

8. Letting babies cry incessantly in the service. 9. Chewing or smacking gum. (One friend from Puerto Rico said he is particularly annoyed when people “chew gum like a goat.”)

10. Public display of affection. (One person complained about a man and wife who enjoy giving each other back rubs during worship.) Those were the most common replies. Other infractions mentioned in my unscientific poll included (1) “Pushing people to the floor while praying for them”; (2) “Saying ‘Amen’ 100 times during the sermon”; (3) “Taking change from the offering plate”; (4) “Swearing in church” (I didn’t ask for the details on that!); and (5) “Drinking beverages during the entire service.” But as I mused over these replies, I couldn’t help but wonder: What does God consider rude? I don’t think He’s too annoyed by crying babies or rambunctious children. Nor do I think God is offended if a husband

and wife get slightly cozy in church. And surely God has compassion for a person whose tiny bladder forces them to go to the restroom more often than everyone else. Some of us just need to lighten up and extend grace to latecomers, fidgety kids, teeth-grinders, young mothers with infants and people who have to report to work promptly at 1 p.m. But when I look at the Bible, it’s obvious God doesn’t like it when people refuse to focus their attention when He’s talking. He has called us to listen. Moses told the Hebrews they would be blessed if theylistened to God’s commandments (Deut. 11:27, NASB). Solomon said that when we come to God’s house we should “draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools” (Eccl. 5:1, emphasis added). Isaiah said that God awakened him “to listen as a disciple” (Isa. 50:4, emphasis added), while Jeremiah rebuked Israel because they “did not listen or incline their ears” (Jer. 17:23, emphasis added). And when Jesus was glorified in His transfiguration, the Father declared, “Listen to Him!” (Luke 9:35, emphasis added). There is no possible way we can please God or be His faithful followers if we don’t learn to listen. Yet today we live in a distracted culture. We are sleep-deprived multitaskers. We surf the web while we watch TV; we text while we drive; we tweet while we work; we take calls when we are meeting friends for conversation. Some people even crash into each other while walking on sidewalks because they are too busy Googling to see another distracted Googler headed straight toward them. We are so focused on everything that we can’t focus on anything. I sometimes wonder if the proliferation of fast food, sugary drinks, movies on demand, “smart” phones and 24-hour news isn’t rewiring our brains so we can’t focus on what’s really important. We’re turning into media zombies. I’m not bashing technology. But we could lose the art of discipleship if we don’t reclaim the habit of careful listening. That means when we come to church, especially, we should not just turn off our phones but also tune out all other distractions so we can focus on what God is saying to us—through the preacher, the worship songs, the prayers and the Holy Spirit’s still, small voice. Please don’t be rude to God. Don’t just go to church. Go and hear the word of the Lord. Don’t talk, text, sleep or take calls when He is speaking. Listen as if your life depended on it. J. Lee Grady is the former editor of Charisma and the director of the Mordecai Project(themordecaiproject.org). You can follow him on Twitter at @leegrady. He is ministering in Eastern Europe this week.

Dr. Rick Warren is passionate about attacking what he calls the five “Global Goliaths” – spiritual emptiness, egocentric leadership, extreme poverty, pandemic disease, and illiteracy/ poor education. His goal is a second Reformation by restoring responsibility in people, credibility in churches, and civility in culture. He is a pastor, global strategist, theologian, and philanthropist. He’s been often named "America's most influential spiritual leader" and “America’s Pastor.

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ow have the past 10 years changed me? I hope I’m more dependent. The most important thing to me in the Christian life is depending on Jesus. You make a declaration of dependence. I’m much less independent than I’ve ever been in my life. When you’re young, you’re cocky. You’re prideful. You think, I know how to do it. Nobody is more arrogant than the third-year seminary student who thinks he’s got a plan to build the church and hasn’t built anything. It takes about 10 years to knock the ego you built in seminary out of you. After 10 years, then God can really start using you. When I get up in the morning, my feet don’t touch the floor, I don’t get out of bed, till I have a long prayer that I pray every morning. Part of that prayer is, “Dear God, if I don’t get anything else done today, I want to love You more and know You better, because that’s what I was put here on earth to do. If at the end of the day I don’t know You a little bit more and love You a little better, I’ve missed the first purpose of my life.” Because God didn’t put me on earth to mark things off my to-do list.

It doesn’t matter how many things I accomplish or how many awards I win or how many interviews I do, if I’m not closer to Jesus, if I’m not walking with Him. Jesus is my best friend, and I’ve walked with him now for over 50 years. And I talk with him just like I’m talking to you. In fact, I’ll often talk to Him and talk to you at the same time. And so, being more dependent on God is the most important thing.

Being more gracious is the second most important thing. You can tell a person’s relationship to God not by their theology, but by their kindness and their joy. A lot of guys have a great theology, but they don’t know

God—you don’t see it.

Amazingly, sometimes people who know the most about the doctrines of grace are the least gracious; they’re ungracious. And I want to be more like Jesus. I so want to be more and more gracious. If I’ve experienced grace, I want to show it.

One of the most Christlike things I can do is remain silent in the face of criticism. Scripture says, when they falsely accused Christ of all kinds of stuff, He spoke not a word unto them. He refused to defend Himself. It’s Christlike to not defend yourself. It’s Christlike to not retaliate. It’s Christlike to return good for evil. When you try to do a middle road, then you get shot at by both sides. When you are friends of both liberals and conservatives, the Democrats and the Republicans, and you try to build bridges to Catholics and Charismatics and Calvinists and fundamentalists and everybody all at the same time—you’re trying to treat everybody with love—people in different groups are not going to like that. At one point I wondered, "Lord, how come I get so much criticism?" Then when I got on social media, I discovered something:

It’s the number one fear of pastors—the fear of criticism. And it's their number one pain.

I thought, "Well, OK. If God will allow me to take on maybe a little bit more criticism than others, then I can learn how to deal with it and I can help these guys." So it’s about redemptive criticism. In other words, bring it on, because I’ve been writing it down. Someday I’ll write a book on 500 Things I’ve Learned About Dealing With Criticism. One of those little books with one sentence on each page [laughter]—because the only way you learn redemptive criticism is to just get in the middle of it.

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Insecticide in oil made Bihar’s mid day meal toxic Patna, July 20 (IanS): Cooking oil with strains of toxic insecticide compound organophosphorus was used for making food at a Bihar primary school where 23 children died after a free meal, police said Saturday, citing a forensic report. “The Forensic Science Laboratory report has found organophosphorus in oil samples collected from the school where the mid-day meal was prepared and consumed by the children in Saran district. The compound is used in farm insecticides,” Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) Ravinder Kumar told reporters here. Ravinder Kumar said strains of Monocrotophos, an organophosphate insecticide, were present in the food. “It is highly toxic.” “It was also observed by the scientists of the FSL

that the poisonous substance in oil samples was more than five times the commercial preparation available in the market,” he said. The official said the forensic evidence collected from the school was analysed at FSL here. He said that it was a matter of investigation that how and from where this poisonous substance got mixed in the oil. “I will not go into the details as FSL report will help the ongoing investigation into the mid day meal tragedy,” he said. According to a Saran district official, the forensic experts collected samples of the oil used to cook the meal late Tuesday night. “The oil samples had a bad odour,” officials said. Amarjeet Sinha, principal secretary, education, earlier said preliminary findings pointed to insecticide poisoning of the oil

ChennaI, July 20 (IanS): V. Ramesh, Bharatiya Janata Party’s state general secretary, was hacked to death in a Tamil Nadu town Friday night, prompting BJP Saturday to demand a probe by a retired judge and to call for a statewide general strike Monday to protest his murder. Soft spoken Ramesh, 52, a practicing chartered accountant, was killed near his office in Salem at around 10 p.m. by a four member gang. Condemning the killing, BJP state leader Pon Radhakrishnan told IANS: “The party has called for a state wide general strike Monday. Ramesh was a patriot and did not have any professional enemies. He is the fourth Hindu leader to be killed within a year.” He demanded a detailed probe into the murder by a retired judge. Radhakrishnan said Ramesh had escaped an earlier attack on his life and his car was burnt. “There is a concerted attack on Hindu leaders in the state and the government is not taking

hyDerabaD, July 20 (IanS): An air passenger suffered cardiac arrest mid-air and later died even as the Bangalore-bound aircraft made an emergency landing at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here Saturday, an official said. Passenger Uttam Singh

of New Delhi-Bangalore Jet Airways flight complained of chest pain. The pilot of the alerted the air traffic controller at the Hyderabad airport and was allowed to land, an airport official said. Singh was rushed to a private hospital, where he died during treatment, the official said.

new DelhI, July 20 (IanS): People from different walks of life came together in the capital to deliberate on social issues by using art as a medium, the organisers said Saturday. Apne Aap, a charitable trust that works toward the empowerment of girls and women, organised its first series of ‘Terrace Talks’ in collaboration with Rang, a Delhi-based community of young artists, at the India International Centre Friday. Photojournalist, artist and activist Ram Rahman presided over the session, focused on history and cul-

ture. “A picture doesn’t always have to be hugely dramatic. An ordinary picture can be filled with dramatic elements,” he said. According to Abhilasha Kumari, director of Apne Aap, photography has had a social connect right through history and has played a big role in changing laws. “Initiatives like this will form a community where people can freely exchange their ideas. In the company of experienced moderators one gets thoughtful perspectives,” she said. The organisers plan to make Terrace new DelhI, July 20 (tnn): The preliminary Talks a monthly event. data from the second State of Democracy in South Asia (SDSA) report shows democracy in India is thriving though the level of belief in it has dipped sharply since 2005. Findings of the threeskar (culture) and they nation survey — conductshould know relationship ed in Sri Lanka, Nepal and and love,” the RSS chief India — was unveiled here said. Bhagwat came heav- on Friday. The survey in ily on the prevailing educa- Pakistan would take place tion system which, he said, over next few months. was not in the country’s Indian survey, coninterest. “Maximum cases ducted by Lokniti-Centre of corruption and irregu- for the Study of Developlarities are done by such ing Societies (CSDS) in educated people,” Bhag- early this year, shows that wat said. people who believe in deThe RSS chief was here to inaugurate new building of Daya Prakash Saraswati Vidya Mandir school. “Scoring 90 to 100 per cent marks does not only reflect merit. Chil- SrInaGar, July 20 dren should have partici- (IanS): Uninterrupted pation in all fields. Parents curfew continued for the should not create pres- second day Saturday in sure on children for secur- Kashmir’s summer capital ing 100 per cent marks,” Srinagar and other major towns of the Valley amid Bhagwat said. heightened tensions over alleged killings by security forces in Gool village. State Director General of Police Ashok Prasad said restrictions imposed Friday morning would continue jano D’Mello told a press till Sunday evening. conference Saturday. Over 30 people were “No one knows where injured in clashes between the donation money is go- security forces and stone ing or where and how it pelting mobs in Srinagar is going to be utilised,” he city and other places in the added, accusing the BJP- Valley Friday where peoled coalition government ple defied curfew, blocked of ignoring the destruction roads, pelted stones on caused by a flood in a Goan passing vehicles and envillage of Cuncolim some gaged security forces in weeks back. sustained clashes. Heavy “First our own villagers deployment of police and should be provided relief Central Reserve Police before running off to spend Force (CRPF) has been money for other states. No made in Srinagar, Ganderone came to the rescue of bal, Badgam, Bandipora, Cuncolim residents after Shopian, Kulgam, Anantfloods in Goa caused dam- nag, Baramulla and Kupage there,” Trajano said. wara districts Saturday to

English not the only means of progress

Gaya, July 20 (PtI): A day after BJP president Rajnath Singh’s English bashing, RSS chiefMohan Bhagwat on Saturday said it is an “illusion” that English is the only means of progress. “This is an illusion that English is the only means of progress...this is not true,” Bhagwat said at an inaugural function of a school building here. “True education is to develop feeling and dedication for the country,” Rashtriya Swamsewak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak said. Rajnath Singh had yesterday said that the spreadof English had “hurt Indian culture”. “Earning money is not everything. Children should have san-

NCP questions BJP on Ayodhya temple donations

PanaJI, July 20 (IanS): The BJP should stop collecting donations for Uttarakhand relief work and first explain what happened to the “crores of rupees” taken in the name of building the Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya decades ago, the NCP demanded Saturday. “The BJP should first submit accounts of how much money was collected during the Ram Janmabhoomi issue days to build a temple at Ayodhya and what has happened to it?” Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) spokesperson Tra-

55 of 65 children fell ill after having the curry and some died,” he said. According to district officials, the meal consisted of rice, pulses and the curry. Parents of several children told officials that their children fell ill due to poisonous vegetable. “Some children, who consumed only rice and pulses, did not fall ill,” they said. A government inquiry report has blamed Meena Devi, absconding principal of the government primary school, for the deaths. “There is no trace of her. The administration has decided to attach her property to put pressure on her to come forward,” Saran Superintendent of Police Sujit Kumar said. According to district officials probing the incident, Meena Devi had forced the cook to use the “toxic” oil despite the latter’s complaint that it had a pungent smell.

Pune, July20 (IanS): Bollywood actor and prisoner of Yerawada Central Jail Sanjay Dutt emerged from prison for the first time in more than two months for a visit to a hospital, official sources said on Saturday. Dutt was taken under tight security to the Sassoon Hospital, where he underwent a full general medical check-up by a team of four doctors. Unofficial reports claimed that Dutt had been ailing, but jail authorities and hospital officials remained tight-lipped about

the details of the actor’s medical check-up, which lasted around three hours. Dutt returned to prison after the hospital visit. This was the first time Dutt was emerging from the famous Yerawada Central Jail in over two months after his surrender before a Mumbai Special Court May 16 to serve the remainder of his sentence after his conviction in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. On May 22, he was shifted out of Mumbai’s Arthur Road Central Jail and whisked off to Yerawada Central Jail to serve the sen-

tence that remained. mDuring his hearing before the Special TADA Court, Dutt had sought home-cooked food, medicines and other facilities, which he was permitted for a month. However, the Yerawada jail authorities objected to these privileges, citing the jail manual, since Dutt was serving time in prison as a convict, and was not an undertrial. Subsequently, Dutt was taught to make paper bags, a tedious indoor chore, that security personnel thought would be best for his safety. He is paid around Rs 25 each day for the bags.

bhubaneSwar, July 20 (tnn): Odisha government on Saturday ordered a high level inquiry into the deaths of nine infants in 24 hours at government-run VSS Medical College and Hospital at Burla. “A twomember team will leave for Burla today (Saturday) to find out the cause of so many deaths and possible

remedial measures. They will submit a report to the government for further action,” said health secretary Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra. The government has asked director medical education and training Dr Sunamali Bag and director of Sishubhawan (paediatric hospital at Cuttack) Dr Niranjan Parida to probe the

did not know the meaning of democracy. Only 10% said it is about people’s rule, for 4% about parties and elections, for 5% about law & institutions and another 4% said it is about social justice and equality and for 9% about development & welfare. In fact, there has been discernible decline in perception of democracy since 2005. Around 41% said government should consider opinions of all ordinary citizens, 24% wanted government to consult local government and 19% said government can take decisions by itself. As for participation in political activities, major-

ity said they have never got together to raise an issue or seen a petition or attended a demonstration. It also comes out that the majority (54%) consider government as their employee and some (26%) look to it as their parent. The survey shows that government employees were most contacted to solve problems, even more than politicians. Most surprisingly more than half the people polled preferred government control over media. Representative democracy was again favoured (86%) in comparison to rule by experts, strong leader, military rule or rule

Indian women and children hold placards as they participate in a protest organized by non-governmental organization Bachpan Bachao Andolan, or Save Childhood Movement, against the death of schoolchildren after eating free midday meal served at a school, in New Delhi, India on July 20. Police said samples of cooking oil and leftover food taken from an Indian school where 23 children died after eating lunch this past week were contaminated with "very toxic" levels of an agricultural pesticide. (AP Photo)

Passenger dies of BJP leader hacked to death in TN mid-air cardiac arrest

Discussing social issues using art as the medium

and vegetables used in the meal. The post-mortem of the children confirmed presence of a poisonous substance in the potatosoyabean curry served to them .Soon after the deaths, a top government official said that he suspected it could be organophosphorous poisoning caused due to traces of insecticides in vegetables. He added that doctors had told him that atropine had a positive effect on the affected children. He also did not rule out contamination of the oil used to prepare the curry consumed by children Tuesday in the school in Gandaman village of the district, 80 km from Patna. Chandrasekhar Singh, a doctor in a government hospital in Saran, who treated several children said 10 kids, who did not eat the curry, are safe. “As many as

any serious action to put an end to this. Last month Hindu Munnani state secretary Vellaiayappan was murdered in the state,” Radhakrishnan added. He said there was no policeman at the murder spot when he visited it at around 4.30-5 a.m. Saturday. ,“The murder evidence could have been erased,” he remarked. K.T. Raghavan, a spokesperson of state BJP, said: “There seems to be a concerted targeting of second line leadership of Hindu organisations in the state.” ,“BJP’s medical wing secretary V. Aravind was killed in Vellore in 2012. Recently Hindu Munnani leader Vellaiappan was killed. The police seems to be having no clue about the killers,” Raghavan told IANS. Echoing him, Arjun Sampath of the Hindu Makkal Katchi told IANS: “There should be a CBI probe. Looking at the pattern of attacks it seems they are planned interstate. The attacks are targeted to create fear psychosis amongst the second rung leadership of Hindu organ-

isations.” Incidentally last month Sampath’s house in Coimbatore was attacked. According to him, Pughazendhi of Nagapattinam was killed around seven months back and many others like BJP’s M.R. Gandhi, Hindu Munnani activist Anand and others have been attacked. ,Sampath said the state should provide security or issue gun licence to Hindu leaders to protect themselves. Radhakrishnan said BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu will be going to Salem, about 335 km from here, to pay his respects.“Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, party leader Arun Jaitely and others spoke to me and asked about the details,” Radhakrishnan said. Condemning the attacks, BJP members staged protests at various places in the state. Ramesh was twice the general secretary of the Tamil Nadu BJP and was also a trustee at the Chennai Port Trust. ,He is survived by his wife Subha and daughter who studies in class 11.

mocracy has come down to 47% from 55% in the first SDSA in 2005. Even the percentage of people who were undecided (30%) has come down to 18% in the latest survey. Result of Indian survey was presented by political scientists Suhas Palshikar, Sanjay Kumar and Sandeep Shastri. Conducted over 22 states with a sample size of 5,465 and consisting of fair representation of all social categories, the highlight of the survey is that men are more satisfied with democracy and most importantly all minorities compared to majority prefer more democracy. Among the mi-

norities, 51% preferred democracy that found favour only among 43% of majority community. Among the minorities, 10% said under some circumstances an authoritarian government can be preferable to a democracy; 17% said it didn’t matter to them whether there is a democratic or a non-democratic government. In the majority community, 11% were in favour of an authoritarian government and 16% didn’t care. Interestingly, 30% of the majority community did not respond unlike only 22% of minorities. But the irony is that 54% of people surveyed

prevent violence. All major road intersections in Srinagar have been blocked with coils of razor wire, cross parking of security force vehicles and makeshift barricades. Srinagar district magistrate has said identity cards of those manning essential services and media would be treated as curfew passes by the security forces. An emergency control room has been set up to facilitate passage of patients to hospitals during emergencies. The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for the third consecutive day Saturday. Trouble erupted in Gool village in Ramban district Thursday when villagers, alleging desecration of a mosque and beating up of the local imam by Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, stormed a BSF camp. BSF Inspector General (Frontier Jammu) Rajeev Krishna told reporters the BSF guards at the camp had

opened fire to prevent looting of arms and ammunition. Locals have dismissed the BSF explanation as ‘fabrication’ saying that the troopers had opened fire at peaceful protesters. Four villagers were killed in the firing while 43 were wounded. The state government has shifted the BSF camp from Dharam (Gool) village and the camp has been taken over by personnel of Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police. An ex-gratia of Rs.5 lakhs and a government job to the next of kin of each of the deceased was announced by the state cabinet. The cabinet expressed shock and condemned “the use of excessive force by security forces in Gool incident”. No Amarnath-bound pilgrim was allowed to leave winter capital Jammu for the second day Saturday as tensions along the over 300 km Jammu-Srinagar highway continued in Batote, Chanderkote, Ramban and Bannihal towns.

Sanjay Dutt emerges from Yerawada jail for check-up

9 kids die in 2 days in Odisha hospital

matter. “We will leave for Burla sometime later in the day and assess the situation there,” Bag said. Reports said nine children admitted in sick neonatal intensive care unit (SNCU) in the hospital in Sambalpur district, around 300 km from Bhubaneswar, died on Thursday and Friday.

Faith in democracy fell to 47% from 55% in 8 years, report says by a religious leader. However, in the last survey support for representative democracy was 94%. Call it a reflection of changing character of politics, preference for strong leader, military rule (39% from 24% in 2005) and even religious leader has gone up. Among those who supported rule by religious leader, 32% are non-literate, minorities (30%), majority (26%), youth (26%) and only 19% highly educated. But preference for military rule is higher among the majority community (42%), nonliterate (43%), highly educated (36%) and minority (32%).

Second day of curfew in Kashmir Valley

An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard during curfew in Srinagar, India on July 20. A strict curfew continues for the second day in most of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday, with thousands of troops fanning out across the region. The curfew was imposed a day after government forces on Thursday fatally shot four villagers. (AP Photo)

All examinations scheduled for Saturday have been cancelled by Kashmir University, Central University and the state board of

school education. Separatists have called for a three-day protest shutdown against the killings. All senior separatist

leaders, including Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, have been placed under house arrest in Srinagar.


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Sunday 21 July 2013

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GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYMENT & CRAFTSMEN TRAINING NAGALAND: KOHIMA

NOTIFICATION Dated Kohima the 19th July 2013

NO.DET-7/45/07/1084: Result of the Combined Entrance Test held on 25th June, 2013 for undergoing training at various Govt. ITIs for the academic session 20132014/15 to be commenced from August, 2013 is hereby declared. List of Candidates along with Institute and Trade are given below. Last date of admission is 08th August, 2013 after which no further admission will be entertained. N.B: Selected Candidates must pay Rs.1600/- as Admission fee and Rs 1000/- as Caution Money which is refundable after the successful completion of Training. Name of ITI: Govt. ITI, KOHIMA. Trade: Carpentry Sl. No.

Name of the Candidates

Trade: Cutting & Sewing

37

JOSEPH SEMP

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LONGPOBA

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EPIBEMO YANTHAN

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SOLO MAGH

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8

ROKOSENO KISO

2

AKAVI SUMI

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MUNENYA APON

3

KHRIEKETOUNUO

10

AVINUO

4

MEDONGUNUO ZUMU

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1.

S. NOKYA H.

2

NIKHEVI ACHUMI

3

RÜCHÜSENG KHING

4

PUSHE .T.

5

LIPOKTENZUK JAMIR

6

KUMSANGKOBA

7

H. NOKPA KONYAK

8

NYANTHUNG SHITIRI

9

YASHITENJEN WALLING

10

ROVILHUKHO HIEKHA

11

SEMATO SEMA

12

N. JAIWANG TINUMAYANG

1.

VIVI CHISHI

11

MUCHAM ‘B’

5

ZEVISA KATIRY

2

JENNIFER AWOMI

12

K. HANJILA YIMCHUNGER

6

MARY

3

B. WONGTHEI PHON

13

PFÜZHI

7

NEIKETSU-Ü ZUMU

4

S.CHONGKHEM

SHENELU RESUH

8

LUNGSI

TOKITO KAPO

14

5

BENDANGLENLA KICHU

LITOKCHOPHY

KENEILHOU T.ZATSU

THRONG ATHSI.T.

9

2

15

6

CHIBENI ODYUO

GWANILE KEJEN

3

Y.CHILI SANGTAM

RHOTSHÜVI NYUSOU

10

LIMAANGZUK

16

7

KITOCHILA M. CHANG

THUNOVELU VERO

PURNUKSHI SUNGLI

4

IIMNETMA MAYANG CHANG

KITOLI HETHO

11

8

17

9

MENUOLHOULIE SUOKHRIE

18

NEIVOVO-Ü TSÜKRÜ

IMTINUNGLA

KEVINGUTUO ZATSU

HELEN TEP

12

5

8

10

KEZUWEZO KEPFON

19

INAKALI K. YEPTHO

PENYU P

VENUTA THIRA

MIRANDA KIKON

13

6

9 10

LUNGHEULIE

20

MHALO EZUNG

14

AVUNGI B. HUMTSOE

11

HOVIPELI

21

KEDOVINUO

15

KENEILENO KISO

12

AJA HIBO

22

TSOLU TUNYI

16

SUPONGLEMLA

13

VEKESOLU KHESOH

23

KIKRUNEINUO DZÜVI

17

TALISENLA

13

14

VISANGLA T.

OBANGIENLA

YANGTSIPI .I.

T. LITONGLA SANGTAM

18

14

24

15

S. RANGCHOPILA

15

YONGPA KONYAK

25

BETILA SANGTAM

16

NOURHESIE-Ü

16

SEYIEKHRIELIE

26

SHONGNA Y.M. KONYAK

17

SIEKETONÜ

17

N. AKAM PHOM

27

S. GRACE SUMI

18

SENTIYANGLA R.

18

ABEI KAR

28

N. YINGLONG KEIKUNG

19

RUKUSALU

29

TAWHÜ

20

PHUTOLI T. SWU

30

KEWIALI NCHANG

31

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VIBIELHOULIE CHAKRÜNUO

2

LINLONG H.PHOM

3

SUZUSANBA

4

SANGTENKABA

5

YIMNYEI H.

1.

6

MEDOKHRIEZO

7

Trade: COPA Sl. No.

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11

SEOPI Y.SANGTAM

7

TEMJENSOLA

12

NUNGSHITEMJEN JAMIR

8

NEILETUO-U RUPRE-O

13

ZAVIZO RHETSO

9

AJANO Y.TUNGOE

14

NEILAZOTUO RÜTSA

10

YENKILO E.KIKON

15

AKUMTOSHI

11

DAVID

16

NCHUMTHUNG

12

NUNGSANGKOKBA AIER

17

KHOZOTO RHAKHO

13

TEMJENMONGBA

18

MAREN LEPDEN

14

SUPHUTO CHISHI

19

M.CHINGSHEN PHOM

15

SHUUWERI KHUTSOH

20

BEILIEO

16

CHONGSHEN LONGSO

21

ROVIMETO THOU

17

THUNGDENO SHITIRI

22

YANGTHSUMONG SANGTAM

18

S. MANTON KONYAK

23

NYEIVANG

19

THOZHISIE KATIRY

1

P. SHELAO

24

TONGPANGKOK

20

PAURANGZEING HENGAWE

2

25

YIMSENDANGBA

21

NEIPECHULO-U LOMI

26

SLIMSEBA SANGTAM

22

KITO ASSUMI

27

NEIZOVI-U MERE

23

KHRIESALIE THOMAS

28

M.YATO KONYAK

24

KEKHRIESEZO TSEIKHA

29

LEMTSASE L.SANGTAM

25

OBETOLI AOMI

30

ASALIE METNA

26

JOSHUA K.SANGMA

2

N.CHAMNIAK PHOM

3

ALEMSASHI

1

VIZAYIETUO CHALIEU

4

KIKATEMJEN

2

R. SEPONGCHEM SANGTAM

INITOLI

5

AROVI SAKHAMO

3

THEPFÜSAKUO

32

ZUHUVELU SWURO

T.A. LAMPILA

6

MÜDOVEZO LOHE

4

BAÜCHEM N. PHOM

33

ALIVI K. SWU

3

NIVI ACHUMI

7

MEZHÜLHOUTUO

34

NESACÜLÜ TSUTSO

4

VEVELU KEYHO

8

TINUNAYANG KICHU

35

POSHELU TURENG

9

LIMATOSHI

36

HEUGWANGLE

10

AYIMDONGTANG

37

GWASINLE SEMP

11

PANKAJ MECH

38

RUOKUOSANUO KIRE

12

WETSHOTE LOMI

39

P. SHELAO

13

NUKUDU

40

NUKULU

14

MHONCHAN Y. PATTON

41

KHUMJILA YIM

15

LANCHI E. KIKON

16 17

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27

VISHITO

2

TSIMONG THSI

32

SASHIMONGBA

28

TUZIUBO KAURINTA

3

LIHOLA SANGTAM

33

IMNAWAPANG

29

YEVIKA V.AYE

4

ZISELAB SANGTAM

34

MOATOSHI

30

IMNAODANG JAMIR

5

T. KOKDILA ELISE

35

SANGLIPONG

31

W.MANPANG PHOM

6

YASHIMONGLA

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LAJONGLILA RATI

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Name Toshimeren I Pongen Mulungchet Moatoshi Imsong Sentikaba C.Longkumer Lematemjen Toshikaba Pongen Imsutoshi Toshikaba Imlikumba Kichu Sentimeren

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Ningba

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Tinusowa Imsujungla Imchen Sashiwapang Talisenla Aochenlar Tzuwasanen Bendanglemba Pongen Tianungsang Masetshiba Akumyanger Arenjemba Alemsangba WAITING LIST T.Ningsepi Imchenmeren Imchen Obangienla Pongen Imtikumzuk Longchar

9

Mapujongshi Pongen

10

Toshikala

11

Molachang Longkumer

12

Temjensangba

13

Imkongtoshi

14

Athriba K.

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Ikeurai

2

Yasanaro Longkumer

2

Kechireuidibe

3

Shimanenla

3

Mhashekho Venuh

4

Akumienla

4

5

Tiajungla

6

Limaienla

7

Arenmongla kichu

1

Lanuinba Jamir

2

Imlirenba Jamir

3

Bendangnungsang

4

Opangkokba

5

Tsukjemlemba

6

Takalong pongener

7

Supongakum Longchar

8

Imtiwapang

1

Imokokla

2

Takusen jamir

3

Wangshimongla imchen

9

Soyimchiten

4

Arennungla kichu

10

Lipokzenba

5

Imlipenla Longkumer

11

Tongpanglong

Rukuto Resuh

2

Tshiu Zutsu Perry

Trade: Hair & Skin

3

Nichulo

4

Betuto Keyho

Name Kuuvelu Tetso

Name of the Candidates

1

Wanshom T S Konyak

2

L. Nguntheang K

3

B. Lelang

4

Longla Phom

5

Maime Konyak

6

Ms Kopang

7

Ngonngam Konyak

8

Meya Konyak

9

Nyimmei Konyak

10

T.Shikyin Konyak

11

M. Monyu Konyak

12

Wanle

13

Ngepwan S Konyak

14

T. Manshom Konyak

15

M. Loya Konyak

16

A.Lemya Konyak

6

Imnasushi l. Jamir

12

Tiayanger Jamir

7

Tiasunep

8

Mangmusola M imchen

13

Heroto Sumi

17

Yawing

9

Tiatoshi Soya

14

Alitemjen

18

Ngepyei T Konyak

10

C.Talimoa

11

15

Alemtuba

19

Nemang C Neangnyu

Imtinokdang Anichar

16

Imlinukshi

20

N Theanglih

12

Rongsenmongba Longkumer

17

Imtiwati Ao

21

Ponglih

13

Lanuakum

18

Songsongrenba

22

Lihngeam T Konyak

14

Bendangkumzuk Kichutzar

19

Aongangshi

15

Bendangtushi

16

Sungjemmenla Imchen

20

Inakha

1

L. Chingmei Konyak

17

Moakaba Longkumer

21

E.Phyobemo Shitri

2

Angon Konyak

18

Tongpangnungsang

3

Anen K

19

Imnameren

20

Imnasunep Kichu WAITING LIST

WAITING LIST 1

TRADE: RADIO & TV Sl. No.

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1.

SOKUM

2

ASINLO CHUNG

3

YANGTSALI

4

THAIMENG KHIAMNUNGAN

MICHETO VERO

5

IMKUMSUNGBA

VEBA RAKHO

6

YANPOTHUNG TSOPOE

18

MESHU

7

Y. PUNGA KONYAK

19

TIANUNGBA

8

MANKANG WALLEM

5 6

Kuvezo Vero Zhoto Puro

WAITING LIST

Imnatsungba Longchar

Hiwekhroto Lasuh

10

Rukuoyi Chizo

2

Sekuto Shijoh

11

Venura Lohe

3

Hilo

12

Nulhusa lohe

4

Mhaseto Puro

13

Huzoto Lohe

5

Wepre Therie

6

Rakhota

14

Vesuta Nuwiry

7

Thupusolhu

15

Nulevo Soho

8

Besuhvoto

Name

Trade: Electrician

2

Mosa Konyak

M. Wanjai Konyak

3

E. Hongchang

6

Gulbaz Khan

23

P. Onung Konyak

7

Mr. Lusang S Khiamniungan

8

Seriba Sangtam

1

Poying

2

T. Nangmung Konyak

1

Shongna C S Konyak

Trade: Carpentry

2

Ngampa Konyak

3

Nokpan

4

Moba Konyak

5

Ms. K Hongpong Monyu

6

Mr. R Manton Konyak

7

Mr. Y Chipang Konyak

8

Ms. N Pongloi Konyak

9

L. Sethrio Suiyinngaulung

11

T. Setsaba Sangtam

12

Temsutoshi

13

Tongpangtiba

1

Minphong Konyak L

14

Setekaba Longkumer

2

Yimwang

3

M. Poangba Konyak

4

W. Taonyei Konyak

5

W. Shahlai Konyak

6

Anthony

Trade: Knitting Sl. No 1

Name of the Candidates Yeinon Konyak

7

P. Manwing

3

Ngunppe Konyak

8

Lohwang N Konyak

9

Hontong Konyak

10

Atok N Yanganghchu

11

Choungmyem W Konyak

12

Apoh T Konyak

13

Noknga Konyak

Pongthron Konyak

5

Monglong Konyak

6

K Yeingam Konyak

7

Welly

8

Ngonphe W Konyak

9

T. Ellen Konyak

10

Baukham Phom

11

C Toikhao Konyak

12

Ms. N Mannoi Konyak

13

Ngamying Konyak

14

Mariam Konyak

15

Nonlong N Konyak

Hongpi P Konyak

9

Mr. H Mathwang Konyak Ms. M Mariam

11

Ms. B Pongai Konyak

12

Mr. Noke Konyak

13

Mr. Shahkai

14

Ms. N Lelang Langmei

15

Ms. Changpe Konyak

16

Ms. C Yumah Konyak

17

Ms. Eje Wangnyu Konyak

14

T Pangong

15

Lounglang

18

Ms. Wanshom Y S Konyak

16

Longnyu Konyak

19

Mr. Lapwang N

17

Laipa H Konyak

20

Mr. Samoul Konyak

18

Yao Chulim

Mr. Chingkai Konyak

WAITING LIST

19

M Wangtai Konyak

1

Honkhen Konyak

2

Ms. Jaiying S Konyak Ms. Egchi E Konyak Mr. Manlem Konyak

Watngam Konyak P

17

Ngipam Konyak

21

Daneil M Konyak

3

22

Honkai Konyak

4

1

N. Jatshem Konyak

Ms. Tomei Konyak

20

J. Jume

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16

19

3

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Maithron Konyk

Limanukshi Longchar

1

Nyanpo N Konyak

18

Moatiba

Ruku Venuh

22

Kekiengeidibe

5

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21

1

4

Kuteto Venuh

Angki B Konyak

K.Odiyanger Pongen

Tiatoshi Soya

8

Tinkup

3

Tsuktimongba Jamir

TRADE: MOTOR MECHANIC

5

Chenmerenba

2

Kesote Pratiah

4

2

1

7

Name of ITI: Govt. ITI, MON.

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Name Issak Lezuri

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Necutolu Kezo

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Aron Ngullie

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Thungdemo Z Khuvung.

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Chumdemo N Ngullie

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Chigtha Phom

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Sorenthung Tungoe

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Y.Amos Ovung

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Renchanbemo Lotha

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Renjanbemo Kikon

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Nchumbemo Y.Tungoe

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Wochothung Jungio

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Nyanbemo Yanthan

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Yithungo S.Tsopoe

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M.Mhathung Mozhui

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Rasantsu patton

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Wilson Kikon

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Nzanthung E.Shitio

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Botovi Awomi

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Inokivi K. Jakha Tova Murry

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Barcelona rubbish talks of Fabregas exit saying Fabregas would not leave Camp Nou at any cost, reports Xinhua. "We can assure you that we won't listen to any offers for Cesc. It is not an option. Cesc is non-transferable," Barcelona vice president Josep Maria Bartome said Friday. The 26-year-old, who spent eight years at Arsenal, was signed for 34

million euros by Barcelona in 2011. The Spanish international has continuously reiterated his stand to stay with his boyhood club and Barcelona has finally quelled talk of an exit. Manchester United had earlier missed out on Spain U-21 captain Thiago Alcantara, who decided to join former manager Pep Guardiola at

the two heated rivals. The 44-year-old Vilanova had twice previously been obliged to take a medical break from his duties at Barcelona, once as Pep Guardiola's assistant in the 2011-12 season and again as its manager last season. The quiet-spoken coach had battled the recurrent tumor in a saliva gland and had returned to work on both occasions. As recently as April, Vilanova said that he felt fine and "had never thought about quitting" the job of coach that he called "his life." But at that point his doctors had encouraged him to continue working. Now, that has apparently changed. "This is a piece of news I would have never in my life wanted to give," Rosell told a packed media room including Barcelona's first team with Messi and captain Carles Puyol.

DIMAPUR, JULY 20 (MExN): Youngsters of Kuhuboto area were given an opportunity to exhibit their football skills with the organizing of Hinoka Chophi 1st Open Summer Challenge (under 18 football tournament) at Suhoi village ground, which concluded this afternoon. In a tightly contested final match played today, Vihokhu village team defeated Tokugha village team by a solitary goal to lift the first edition of prize money competition which would be held as annual event. Both sides proved equally strong and the match remained goalless till the dying minutes of the game. Nihoto XI finished in the spot while Hoito team had to be contended with fourth position. Piketo of Nihoto was named player of the tournament. Ato of Tokugha

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Name of the Candidates Zayievono Zashu Esther Humtsoe Mapunungla L Imsong Bendangsenla Imsong Kevibino Bokali Shohe Rokovinuo Senotsu Ruopfuzhanuo Khano Zanbeno Kithan Merenkala Lichula Sangtam Nchumbeni N Jami Theralila Apon

One day penalty shootout tourney held

Members of the Mon District Amateur Muaythai Association, who along with other fighters from different districts of Nagaland embarked for Tamil Nadu to participate in the 14th IFMA – MFI National Muaythai Championship 2013 to be held at Villupuram, Tamil Nadu.

MADRID, JULY 20 (IANS): Barcelona gave Manchester United a body blow in their quest to sign Cesc Fabregas saying the Spanish midfielder was not for sale. The reigning Premier League champions Thursday made a 26 million pound bid for the former Arsenal captain but the Catalans rejected

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Narain Karthikeyan relishing winning ways fourth round at Silverstone in June. He won a race that weekend and repeated the feat in Race 2 at Mugello besides finishing third in the opening outing. However, he inherited victories from Kevin Giovesi in both cases. “With the result last week, I think I can have a shot at the title. The car is good and with the way things are going, I am confident of chasing the leaders in the final three rounds,” said Karthikeyan, who lies fourth in the standings with 96 points, 42 short of topper Sergio Campana. Another reason why Karthikeyan is eying the Auto GP title is that he plans to move to United States next season for a stint with IndyCar. Looking back, Karthikeyan says it was tough for him to continue in single seaters after his team for two F1 seasons, HRT, decided to close operations. “Initially there was a lot of uncertainty which wasn’t good for morale and focus to be honest. When you have a clear goal and plan ahead, you tend to prepare yourself to work towards it," said the 36-year-old.

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CoIMbAtoRE, JULY 20 (IANS): India’s first Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan had been left in a blind alley by HRT when it shut shop after the 2012 season and finding that he could not land a drive in 2013, he soon found his way into Auto GP. Lo and behold, he is now in with a chance of grabbing the title after his double podium finish at Mugello, Italy, last week. Though the Auto GP series (formerly known as Euroseries 3000) is nowhere near F1, Karthikeyan is enjoying competing against a mix of young and experienced drivers, including former Grand Prix driver Christian Klien. “There is no comparison with F1 car or driving but I am happy racing in Auto GP. There is no better feeling for a driver than winning a race. It is nice to be beating some of the young guys and unlike F1, everyone has the same car, a kind of level-playing field and thus the results are all the more satisfying,” Karthikeyan told IANS. Karthikeyan's pace has been impressive ever since he moved to Super Nova from Zele before the

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Bayern Munich. The English champions now look thin in the midfield with the retirement of Paul Scholes and an ageing Ryan Giggs. Rumours have been floating that United are readying a 60 million pound bid for Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale and make the Welshman their marquee signing of the summer.

DIMAPUR, JULY 20 (MExN): Local Accappela group _N FRNZ, today showed that they are not just boys of music but lovers of sports too. _N FRNZ is a group of ten musicians from different localities in Dimapur. A one day penalty shootout tourney was organized today under the theme “Love, peace, Joy” at Maple Tree School ground, Dimapur. Altogether thirty teams and clubs signed up for the tournament. Sanjay Pandey, Scientist “C” NIC, office of the Deputy Commissioner Dimapur was the chief guest for the launch of the tournament. Speaking at the launch, Pandey expressed delight to be present at the tournament. He stated that Nagaland has wonderful sports players and urged them to try and become National and International sports players. He also commented on the importance of sports and games, stating that it is vital to the society and allows the youth to tread in the right path. With thirty teams signing up for the tourney it was challenging and competitive. The final penalty shootout was played between Sungjem F C and Myers. Myers team walked away with the winning cash prize of Rs 10000 and Sungjem F C were the runners up, receiving Rs 5000. The programme was hosted by Awala Jamir, and a special song was presented by the group ‘LBW’.

Results of Summer Heat Basketball tournament (Quarter finals)

Astrape beat Dorians 42 – 28 Agility beat Griffins 60 – 50 Taurus beat Oracles 52 – 20 Gharwals beat Kohima Chiefs 61 – 31 Semi Finals are scheduled to be played on July 22 followed by the finale. The finals will consist of three pointer competition shootout competetions. The tournament also promises an exhibition match between Sainik School Punglwa and Team Dobermann.

Vilanova steps down as Barca coach Open summer football challenge concludes

bARCELoNA, JULY 20 (AP): Tito Vilanova is stepping down as Barcelona's coach following a recurrence of throat cancer, just a month before Lionel Messi and his teammates begin the defense of their Spanish league title. Club president Sandro Rosell told a hurriedly called news conference at Barcelona's training facility on Friday that Vilanova will "follow a treatment" that will be "incompatible" with staying on as coach. Rosell said that a new head coach would be named next week and that Barcelona was canceling its first friendly of the preseason, scheduled to be played in Poland on Saturday against Lechia Gdansk. Spanish media was rife with speculation that little-known Joan "Rubi" Ferrer would replace Vilanova. Ferrer was hired on June

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, from Argentina, right, and Carles Puyol, left, attend a press conference at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in San Joan Despi, Spain, Friday, July 19. (AP Photo)

28 as Barcelona's new assistant coach after his strong season with Catalan club Girona in the second division. In Vilanova's single season in charge he led Barcelona to the Spanish league title with a record-tying point

100 points. In doing so, he played his part in denying Real Madrid a major trophy and the exit of counterpart Jose Mourinho, the man who originally made Vilanova famous for poking him in the eye during a scuffle between

Guest of honor and other dignitaries with the winners Vihokhu village team after the final of the 1st Open Summer Challenge on Saturday.

was adjudged best goalkeeper. Aben of Vihokhu got the highest scorer award and Xelhozhe team was declared the best disciplined team of the meet. Tokuho Suhoi Neho, vice president, NPF Central Office graced the final match as guest of honor and also

gave away prizes to the winners. Expressing satisfaction over the standard in which the event was conducted, the guest of honor said the quality of participation was impressive. He donated a sum of Rs. 25,000 to the organizing committee. Delivering a short

speech the donor of the event, Akato Chophi, Kilonser MIP, GPRN/NSCN stated the aim of the event is to tap young talent and expose them in the higher level of the competitions. Viheshe Zhimomi, pastor, SBC Suhoi chaired the closing function.


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‘Trayvon Martin could have been Myanmar lifts order me, 35 years ago’ emergency in riot-hit areas

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House on July 19, in Washington, about the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. (AP Photo) WASHINGTON, July 20 (AFP): President Barack Obama offered a very personal take on the death of Trayvon Martin, saying that 35 years ago, he could have been the unarmed black teen shot dead by a neighborhood watchman. In a surprise appearance before reporters, Obama hailed the “incredible grace and dignity” of Martin’s parents and warned that a resort to violence in the wake of the Florida court verdict would “dishonor” his death. He also called for a review of controversial “stand your ground” laws like the one in place in Florida, which assert that citizens

can use lethal force -- rather than retreat -- if they sense their lives are at risk. “When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son,” Obama said, in his first substantive comments on a verdict that has aroused an impassioned debate on US race relations. “Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” While he refrained from direct comment on the jury’s decision to acquit neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman on Saturday, Obama weighed in on the larger issues of race raised by the case.

“I just ask people to consider if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk?” Obama asked. “And do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting Mr. Zimmerman who had followed him in a car because he felt threatened? “And if the answer to that question is at least ambiguous, then it seems to me that we might want to examine those kinds of laws,” he said. The teen’s parents Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton said they were “deeply honored and moved” by Obama’s comments. “President Obama sees himself in Trayvon and identifies with him. This is a beautiful tribute to our boy,” they said in a statement. “We seek a future when a child can walk down the street and not worry that others see him as dangerous because of the color of his skin or the clothes on his back.” Civil rights rallies were scheduled in cities across the country on Saturday in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict, with Fulton due to appear in New York and Tracy Martin expected to speak in Miami. In Congress, meanwhile, Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said he would hold hearings on the US gun lobby’s role in promoting “stand your ground” laws in 30 US states. Martin, 17, was fatally shot on the rainy night of February 26, 2012 during an altercation with the 29-year-old Zimmerman in a gated community in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman said he acted in self-defense and his team did not specifically invoke the

“stand your ground” law in its arguments. A jury of six women, all but one white, cleared him of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges. Critics of Saturday’s verdict argue that Zimmerman racially profiled the youth -- who had no criminal record -- and was able to kill him with impunity because of a biased criminal justice system. But Zimmerman -- who has a white father and a Peruvian mother -- has insisted race was not a factor in the incident. Obama urged better training of law enforcement at the state and local levels “to reduce the kind of mistrust in the system that sometimes currently exists.” He said young African American males needed greater encouragement in the face of negative stereotypes that many blacks believe were at the root of the shooting death. “There are very few African American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me,” he said. “There are very few African American men who haven’t had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. “That happens to me -- at least before I was a senator.” “And I don’t want to exaggerate this, but those sets of experiences inform how the African American community interprets what happened one night in Florida,” he said. Calling for “some soul searching” on race, Obama urged that it be pursued in families, churches and workplaces rather than by politicians.

Cooler bag to keep food chilled for five days

HelSINkI, July 20 (IANS): Taking food to festivals or on holiday even during the hottest of days will soon be easier, as a new nonelectric cooler bag designed by a Finnish firm can keep food chilled for at least 4-5 days. The innovation dubbed “super cooler bag” has been designed by the Icebridge Oy company based in Tuusula, near Helsinki, news website goodnewsfinland.com reported. Company CEO Jukka Hämäläinen said a “nonelectric cooling system” developed by the

company can be used in many different applications, such as in cooler bags. “In practice, the basic product is ready but the product for the consumer market is still undergoing a few adjustments. We aim to complete the development work by the end of the year,” the official said. The most noticeable benefit of the “super cooler bag” over traditional cooler bags is its long-lasting and reliable temperature control. The product is designed for condi-

tions in which electric or otherwise-powered refrigeration space is not available or is insufficient. “Our product is especially suited for travel, long hiking trips, staying at the summer cottage, sailing excursions and other kinds of events such as festivals,” said Hämäläinen. He said the largest markets for the bag will be in the Middle East and in North America. Icebridge’s flagship product is a non-electric refrigeration system for airline catering. It is

based on patented technology developed by inventor Jarmo Aurekoski. The system cools the serving trolley evenly and for a sustained period, meaning that food can be kept cool for up to 23 hours. The CEO said that 10 airlines have been using Icebridge products. Dutch airline KLM has been flying with Icebridge coolers for over a year. The company has calculated that the product has helped save 1.2 million euros per year, he said.

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yANGON, July 20 (AP): Myanmar’s president on Saturday lifted a state of emergency in the central part of the country put in place after Buddhist-led mobs went on a rampage, killing dozens of Muslims and burning down their shops and homes. Many of the victims were teachers and teenage students from an Islamic school. The decision to lift the emergency order in the battle-scarred townships of Meikhtila, Mahlaing, Wundwin and Thazi several months ahead of schedule was an indication that “peace and stability” have been restored, said the state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper. The move came as President Thein Sein was wrapping up a European tour that was aimed in part at cleaning up the image of a country wracked by religious violence. Thein Sein told France 24 TV that allegations of “ethnic cleansing” in the state of Rakhine were not true and were part of a “smear campaign” by outsiders. The unrest in Meikhtila was sparked by a quarrel at a Muslim-owned gold shop on March 20, but escalated after a group of Muslim men pulled a monk off his motorcycle and burned him to death. Enraged, Buddhist-led mobs destroyed 12 of the city’s 13 mosques and burned down hundreds of homes before marching to a prestigious Islamic school, where they killed 36 teachers and students as police and local officials looked on. The violence which left a total of 44 people dead went unchecked until a state of emergency was declared March 22. It imposed a 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew and barred assembly of more than five people. It also allowed local authorities to seek military assistance to help bring the situation under control. “Lifting the emergency order is an important step, but the critical question is what is the government’s plan to foster reconciliation between Buddhist and Muslim communities in these areas,” said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director for New York-based Human Rights Watch, noting that 7,000 displaced people are still afraid to return to their homes to start rebuilding their lives. “Just hoping for the best is not much of a plan,” he said. Myanmar only recently emerged from a half-century of isolation and brutal military rule. The struggle to contain tensions between the country’s Muslim and Buddhist communities which has killed more than 250 people in the last year is proving another major challenge for Thein Sein’s reformist administration as it attempts to chart a path to democracy. Human Rights Watch accused the government in an April report of an “ethnic cleansing” campaign. It said officials, community leaders and Buddhist monks organized and encouraged mobs to target the minority group, sometimes with the backing of security forces. Robertson stood by the report’s findings Saturday, and disputed Thein Sein’s allegations of a smear campaign against the government.

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Danielle Steel heads inside the fashion world

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he fashion world is the setting for the latest book by bestselling novelist Danielle Steel, a prolific author who continues to produce several books a year. “First Sight”, which appeared in mid-July, is the story of Timmie O’Neill who has created a ready-to-wear fashion empire after a difficult childhood and a past she wants to forget. Steel, 65, who has written nearly 100 adult novels and a number of children’s books, spoke to Reuters about the book, her career and how she managed to write while raising nine children:

of reasons. Family units are more unusual with a wide variety of options. It is common for single people to adopt children now and raise them on their own, or have children out of wedlock, which wasn’t nearly as common or acceptable 20 years ago. And women are under enormous pressure now, with big jobs and enormous stress they didn’t have 20 or 30 years ago. These are challenging times, in many ways, for families, men and women, and individuals, in a far more uncertain world.

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Q: How have you changed as a writer? A: Life teaches all of us new views and perspectives, if we are willing to learn the lessons life doles out to us. My approach to writing is still the same: put bottom in chair, and keep it there for 20 or 22 hours straight, and keep at it until you drop, to get the best out of oneself, and get the story and all its nuances on the page. I have always worked very hard, and still do, perhaps harder as I strive to get better and write better with each book. Fortunately the challenge of telling the story, and doing the very best I can, is still fun to me.

Q: What was the inspiration for “First Sight”? A: I’m always looking to write about different things. I had never written in depth about a woman involved with a married man so that started the idea and then I got interested in writing about the challenges of working in the ready-to-wear fashion industry. I particularly like writing about people who overcome difficulties or tragedies and turn their lives around. After a terrible childhood, Timmie O”Neill makes something wonderful of her life. All of that appealed to me and it inspires people to think that others can do that. Q: What appealed to you about Timmie? A: What interested me about Timmie was her overcoming a painful childhood and tragedy as an adult and, in spite of that, she creates a remarkable life for herself. One can’t help but admire that.

Q: You’ve been quite prolific. How did you manage to accomplish so much? A: I don’t sleep a lot and never did. Fortunately I don’t need a lot of sleep or I could never have had nine children and written as many books. I’m also willing to sacrifice my personal time for my children and my work. I rarely, if ever, have lunch with friends and don’t go out socially when I can be with my kids or am writing.

Q: How have your characters evolved to match the times? Would somebody like Timmie have been accepted at the start of your career? A: Somebody like Timmie would undoubtedly have captivated readers at the start of my career, but when I first published at 19, I wouldn’t have had the insight to write about her and understand her motivations well myself. My books have moved forward with the times in that relationships are different now, and some of the challenges people face are different in a world of more liberated women, relationships harder to find - as witnessed by the proliferation of computer dating - and harder to maintain for a multitude

Q: Advice for aspiring writers? A: My best advice for young writers, or anyone in any field, or just in life, is perseverance. Keep at what you’re doing, try not to get discouraged, keep going no matter what. I always remind young writers that my first book got published fairly easily but no one bought the next five books I wrote. I kept writing, and from my seventh book on, the books started to sell, slowly at first, but with a forward momentum. If you really want to be a writer, you have to harden yourself to rejection, keep trying to improve, learn your craft, and keep writing. As in anything, persistence wins the prize.

In this July 19 photo, people stand near an image of Marilyn Monroe on a rice filed in Inakadatemura, Aomori prefecture, northern Japan. The art is made from nine rice species with seven different colors. (AP Photo)

Hong Kong honors kung fu star Bruce Lee

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HONG kONG, July 20 (AFP): Hailed as cinema’s first martial arts hero and a cinematic bridge between the cultures of East and West, Bruce Lee helped put Hong Kong on the movie world map. So why are some in the city marking the 40th anniversary of his death in a toilet? “In 1958, Bruce Lee was a student at St Francis Xavier’s [College],” Wong Yiu-keung, chairman of the Bruce Lee Club, explains. “One day, he was caught in a fight in a washroom by one of the fathers. “But the priest also boxed back in his home country. So, he didn’t punish him. Instead, he invited him to the boxing classes. Lee later participated in an interschool competition and won.” The incident was significant in Lee, who died from swelling of the brain aged just 32, deciding to tunnel his love of martial arts into something positive. A short time afterwards he opened a martial arts school in the United States, where he was born. Fans of Lee will visit his Hong Kong alma mater this weekend as one of several stops on an unofficial “Bruce Lee trail” in the former British colony, where the star spent his childhood. Other points on the walk include Lee’s statue on the Avenue of the Stars and the Bruce Lee Club house, both in the Tsim Sha Tsui neighbourhood of the southern Chinese

city, which is without a permanent museum dedicated to the screen legend. Fans will also take in a monastery in the New Territories which featured in perhaps his most famous movie, “Enter the Dragon”. A five-year exhibition at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, featuring memorabilia from his life and films including his iconic yellow jumpsuit, was due to be opened Saturday by his daughter Shannon Lee. “The way I know my father is not through media. The way I know my father is in number of different ways,” Lee, who was four when her father died, said Friday.“It’s through the people who knew him well, his friends, my family. It’s also through his own words, because he wrote voluminously. “I have all of his library books, thousands of books and he would underline in them and write notes in the margins, so I know him from him.” Some of those notebooks, poetry, and family photos are among 600 items showcased at the museum until 2018. A 20th century cultural icon who founded Jeet Kune Do, Lee’s untimely death in Hong Kong in 1973 left fans around the world reeling. “I remember the funeral in Hong Kong

primarily, because it was were so many people,” “It was hot, humid, and like this whirlwind. And going on and so much a little kid, I just sort of being dragged through whole process and the ing of the chaos all around me.” Lee’s legacy lived on, inspiring a new gen-

just so chaotic. There his daughter said. it was just sort of there was so much sadness and as remember t h a t feel-

eration of actors such as Jackie Chan and breaking down barriers for Asian actors in Hollywood. “He won his fame from Kung Fu, which does not need language to deliver,” Lee’s biographer Roger Lo said. “Just like dance and music. You can watch it whoever you are. It is like Charlie Chaplin whose silent movies were borderless. “Lee was also a bridge between the cultures of East and West. He was educated both in Hong Kong and the United States. “He appeared on American televisions and also Chinese movie theatres,” he added. Chaplin Chang, the author of a new biography “The Bruce Lee They Knew” published this month, says that Lee’s real life personality, not just screen persona, are part of his enduring appeal. “People may give him god-like status. But he is just a human.” Chang, in the Chinese-language version of his biography, attempts to portray the action hero from an unconventional perspective, showing that the screen icon could be difficult at times but was generally friendly towards his subordinates. “He was not only (about) movies, nor was he only (about) martial arts. With his philosophy, his legacy lives on for generations. Therefore, he is admired by many even now,” Chang said.

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JSW sign India team captain Sunil Chhetri BaNgalore, July 20 (iaNs): India football captain Sunil Chhetri Friday signed for I-League's new entrants JSW, the Bangslore-based club that is set to be launched Saturday. Chhetri's signing for JSW ends weeks of speculation about the striker's future. "I met the people at JSW a few months ago and the first thing that struck me was the passion behind all the planning. I want to play for a club that's clear about its vision and I saw that in JSW. I know I am coming from a champion team but that works as more motivation here," said Chhetri. Chhetri had signed for Sporting Clube de Portugal B last season before he came on loan to Churchill Brothers towards the fag end of the I-League. On his decision of signing for a club that will be making its ILeague debut this season, he said he didn't need any prodding. "Choosing JSW wasn't really tough because the people seemed genuine. We need to think long term. We are a young team and we wouldn't want to harbor high hopes. I'm not setting any targets but I'm sure we can achieve a lot of things if we stick together," he said. Parth Jindal, CEO of the club said they are delighted with the latest signing. "For someone of Sunil Chhetri's caliber to join JSW says a lot about the club. Signing the national team captain is the best possible statement of where we want to take this club. We are very happy to have Sunil on board," he said. With the team being a young one, Chhetri realizes that his responsibilities will double. But it's a task the diminutive marksman says he will relish. "I'm used to taking burdens and I'm going to give everything I am capable of, to this club. We're going to need everyone - right from the ball boy to the owners - to be behind us at all times and I am sure we can repay their faith," he said. Chhetri is the second national team player that JSW have signed after fellow-striker Robin Singh agreed a deal with the club last week

Federer loses to qualifier in Hamburg semis HaMBurg, July 20 (aP): In a further sign of his decline, Roger Federer lost to Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis 7-6 (7), 7-6 (4) in the semifinals of the German Tennis Championships on Saturday. Federer, a four-time champion in Hamburg, was outplayed by the No. 114-ranked left-hander who advanced to his first career final. Federer took a wild card for Hamburg after losing in the second round at Wimbledon. The 31-yearold Swiss ace has dropped to No. 5, his lowest ranking in a decade. He has won one title this year, on grass in Halle, Germany, before Wimbledon. Federer lost to No. 116 Sergiy Stakhovsky — a player who failed to qualify for Hamburg — as the defending Wimbledon champion. It was his earliest Grand Slam defeat in 10

Switzerland's Roger Federer serves a ball to Argentina's Frederico Delbonis during their semifinal match at the bet-at-home German Open ATP tennis tournament in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday July 20. (AP Photo)

Malaysia's Pandelela Rinong Pamg and Jun Hoong Cheong perform during the women's 3-meter springboard preliminary at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, July 20. (AP Photo)

years, and his first loss to a player ranked outside the top 100 since 2005. Federer changed his racket after Wimbledon, going for a bigger frame. But he struggled in Hamburg, going to three sets in two of his previous three matches. Delbonis will play Fabio Fognini of Italy, who moved within one win of his second title in two weeks when he beat third-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-4, 7-6 (1). Delbonis was playing only the second semifinal of his career but maintained his composure and gave Federer, the 17-time Grand Slam champ, only two break points, one of which he saved. Fognini won his first career title in Stuttgart last week and is riding a nine-match winning streak. It was the Italian's 24th win on clay this season. Fognini is the second Italian to reach the final in Hamburg after Adriano Panatta lost to Manuel Orantes in 1972. Almagro is second in career clay-court titles among active players with 12. Rafael Nadal has 42.

Windies tie dramatic 3rd ODI with Pakistan

Castries, July 20 (iaNs): West Indies pulled off a tie from the brink of defeat in a thrilling finish to their third One-Day International (ODI) against Pakistan at the Beausejour Stadium here. Chasing 230, after Pakistan posted 229/6 off their 50 overs, the West Indies scored 229/9 from their quota of 50 overs Friday, reports CMC. Fast bowler Jason Holder, at 21 the youngest member of the West Indies team, held his nerve in the last over when the hosts required 15 runs. In an eventful last-wicket partnership with fellow Barbadian Kemar Roach, they took 14 runs off the decisive over, bowled by Wahab Riaz, as Holder lashed a four off the third ball and a mas-

sive six over extra cover off the fifth. The equation was then three runs off the final ball before Holder edged to third man and collected two which tied the scores. Holder seemed to be short of his ground on the second run as the throw came back to Pakistani wicketkeeper Umar Akmal, who failed to collect the ball. That secured an unlikely result for the West Indies, who struggled against tight bowling from the Pakistani spin and pace attack before and after a crucial fourth-wicket partnership between Marlon Samuels and Lendl Simmons. Paceman Mohhamad Irfan tilted the match in favour of the visitors when he broke the critical partnership (91 runs off 22 overs) between

Simmons (75) and Samuels (46). He had Samuels caught behind edging a lifting ball with the score on 141 in the 39th over. Then Saeed Ajmal accounted for Simmons, caught at deep midwicket by Shehzad. With the score on 178/5, Pakistan continued to collect wickets and control the game. The hosts went into the last 10 overs with the score on 144/4, needing 85 off 60 balls but were in deep trouble as captain Dwayne Bravo, Keiron Pollard and Darren Sammy got out cheaply in a space of eight balls. Spinner Sunil Narine gave the home team a glimmer of hope with a fiery 14 off five balls but once it was left to the last pair, Pakistan fancied their chances of moving ahead 2-1 in the series.

English actress Elizabeth Hurley and retired Australian cricket player Shane Warne leave the pitch after a presentation ceremony which saw Warne inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, during day two of the second Ashes Test match held at Lord's cricket ground in London on July 19. (AP Photo)

South Korea's Ha Dae-sung, center, tries to shoot against Australia's Ruben A. Zadkovic, left, and Dario Vidosic, right, during their East Asian Cup soccer match at Seoul World Cup stadium in Seoul, South Korea on July 20. (AP Photo)

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