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In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first

Shed apathy, spread message of peace, stresses Pranab Mukherjee

Kim Kardashian ‘obsessed’ with Sarah Jessica Parker

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Dimapur CMO directs FBOs DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 21 (MExN): The Chief Medical Officer Dimapur has directed all the Food Business Operators’ (FBOs) in Dimapur District yet to obtain FSSA License or to convert from FPO, MFPO, MMPO etc to FSSA License to obtain the said License on or before September 30 from the Designated Officer (CMO) Office, Opposite East Police Station Dimapur. Application forms with check lists will be issued from the undersigned Office during Office hours. Food Business Operator’s include Food manufacturing units, home-made packing’s, Distributor or whole-sellers, Departmental Stores, Retailers, Hawkers, Hotel & Restaurants, Meat & Fish sellers, Pharmacies selling food items/supplements, Resorts, Boarding Houses, Office’s & Institutional Canteens, Catering agencies, Food Transporters including Supplying Agencies etc. Moreover, all food article packers should put their FSSA License on their labels. All F.B.O’s irrespective of urban or rural areas of operation should obtain FSSA License or Register under Food Safety and Standards Act 2006(FSSA), the CMO stated in a press note. It added that defaulting F.B.O’s will be penalized with imprisonment and also liable of fine upto 5 Lakh rupees.

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Kohima | September 21

Women holding up placards during a protest rally at Sechü Zubza on September 21. Around 300 people joined in the protest against the August 31 rape of a minor. (Morung Photo)

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Divisional Officer (SDO), Sechü-Zubza, Kohima. “We appreciate the law enforcing agency for having booked the culprits and further urge the authority that such acts should be dealt with iron hands and award the severest punishment to the perpetrators as per law of the land.” said the memorandum. It further appealed that the accused should not be granted bail under any circumstances to ensure that the investigation process is not hampered. The organization extended its cooperation to the law enforcing agencies in curbing such menace in society but

also cautioned that whoever stood for the “surety of the two accused shall be held for any future eventualities” and that any “leniency shown on the part of the law enforcing agencies will result in public having lost its faith upon the judicial system.” The SDO (Civil) SechüZubza assured that the memorandum will be forwarded to the DC immediately and that befitting punishment would be given to the culprits. “Such act is an insult to women and God forbid, may it never happen to us again.” said Satono Meyatsu, President of MWO.

The need for the media to uphold democratic values with accountability was stressed upon at the one day media seminar on September 21 at Hotel Japfu under the aegis of the Kohima Press Club (KPC). Minister for Roads & Bridges Kuzholuzo (Azo) Nienu asserted that freedom of expression should be used in line with democratic ideas and values and for the larger interest of the public. Media professionals should exercise their wisdom while exercising freedom of expression, said Azo. We politicians have limited access to freedom of speech and expression, whereas you media personnel have the liberty to access to everything, he added. He asserted that the press associations can play a role in raising ethical standards thereby increasing accountability in the media. Azo also stressed on the need to avoid sensationalizing reports. He added that media personnel reporting conflict situations need special media training in order to bridge social gaps and highlight only the facts of any incident. The Minister further stated, “I personally be-

lieve that no government can function effectively if the functioning of the media is not effective.” Senior journalist Charles Chasie speaking at the occasion said that the role of the media and its impact on society depends on the relationship between the media and those who affect society in decisive ways. There ought to be trust and cooperation between media and society, he added. He affirmed that a democratic environment with an educated readership is required for the media to thrive. However, he lamented that this is a society where everybody tries to impose their wills on each other and where money and power rules, not what is right. He also felt that the media must keep promoting and advocating democratic values and respect each other’s views. Limawati Ao, Joint Director of DIPR said that the spread of the internet has brought people closer than ever before. Social networking has proved an effective medium for exchanging opinions and raising awareness, he stated. “There is criticism of social media about its exclusiveness, issues with trustworthiness and reliability of information pres-

ent, concentration, ownership of media content, and the meaning of interactions created by social media. However, it also argued that social media has positive effects such as allowing democratization of the internet while also allowing individuals to advertise themselves and form friendships,” he said. Commissioner and secretary for IPR, M.K. Mero urged upon the media persons to focus on developmental issue so that society can gauge the amount of progress. Oken Jeet Sandham, editor of NEPS stated that the fast changing scenario, particularly in areas of information technology, prompted the organization to of this media seminar. “The use of social media in the right perspective can change the mindset of our youth, who will be the future pillars of the society, but there also lies danger of harming more than good to our youth if such simple but complicated social media technology is not properly used,” he said The function was chaired by Vishu Rita Krocha while welcome address was delivered by KPC president Kopelo (Kops) Krome. Vote of thanks was proposed by H. Chishi, Correspondent for the Telegraph.

Reject selfishness to find peace Ushering in a generation of peace ‘Selfishness never satisfies, but is a terrible addiction’ Morung Express News Dimapur | September 21

Niketu Iralu, Trustee of Initiatives of Change, India, today asserted that peace in Nagaland is doable. But this comes with a “price tag” that involves “resolutely rejecting selfishness” first. Iralu was speaking on the ‘Need for Peace-building in Nagaland’ at the 6th North East Youth Peace and Cultural Festival 2013 DIMAPUR, SEPTEM- at Holy Cross Hr. Sec. School here. BER 21 (MExN): The Naga Students’ Federation Process Drawing from Frank Buch(NSF) has submitted a representation to the Addi- man, an American statesman, Irational Chief Secretary and lu stated that peace is not just an Finance Commissioner in- idea—it is people becoming differforming that 15 posts for ent. “Too often we stay at the level Junior Divisional Accoun- of emotions…but fail to go deep tant (JDA) had been for- enough to the roots of conflicts.” One cannot stop at shouting warded to the official’s office for approval on July 10 peace slogans and singing peace through File No DTA/SAS- songs, he said, but go further to 1-12/2008/1014 from the the “price we need to pay in our Directorate of Treasuries lives for peace to be lasting.” This and Accounts. However “price tag” should be carefully and made a part of the representation in- understood “our emerging culture, thinking formed that the Nagaland and living.” Furthering the condiPublic Service Commission tion, Iralu reflected that peace is an (NPSC) has not received outcome of a process that is “senany such requisition from sitive to violation.” In conflict, such the aforementioned offi- violation or manipulation for selfcial’s concerned depart- ish reasons is an “inevitable outment till date. The NSF come.” He thus made the first price asserted that every Naga tag for peace to keep the “processaspiring candidate must be es of our struggles and enterprises given equal opportunity for transparent and ethical.” open competition, which is the legitimate right of ev- Meeting Challenges ery citizen. It urged upon Niketu Iralu stressed on the the competent authority importance of meeting the chalto prevail with transpar- lenges of life adequately, because ency and justice, in interest “the quality of the response peoof the student community. ple or governments make to the It appealed for the official challenges of changing situato immediately requisite tions result in peace or conflict.” the said vacant posts to the The attitude of the majority, he Nagaland Public Service narrated, is often that “somebody Commission (NPSC), fail- else” will respond properly by “doing which the NSF stated ing the right things the right way.” it would initiate its own The government, the church or the course of action “till justice UN are required to do things “the right way” to bring peace and deis delivered.”

NSF demands transparency

Virat Kohli is now BSF brand ambassador

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peal to the people and the government for a speedy process of law to punish the perpetrators. WASU, WAPO and WAYO further extended their support towards the protest and strongly condemned the crime. WAPO President, Savilie Kruneilie further said, “Nagaland being labeled as one of the safest place for women has been proved wrong because our women no longer feel safe anymore. Such brutal acts are increasing. We strongly condemn this act and hope that the perpetrators are punished.” A memorandum was also submitted to the Sub-

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Kohima | September 21

I think they’re planning to expand their business.

Dimapur City is reaching crisis point in Environmental Mismanagement

‘our women no longer feel safe’ “Rapists do not belong to any religion, community, or village. They are all criminals. We protest and condemn this act so that our women, our daughters, our mothers and our grandmothers will be safe.” said Adeno Kuotsu, member of the Mezoma Women Organisation (MWO) during a protest held at Sechü Zubza on September 21 by the MWO against the August 31 rape incident at Khonoma village. On August 31, a minor girl of around 15 years from Mezoma village was allegedly raped by two youths namely, 24-year old Viriezole Meyase and 29year old Kepevilie Savino from Khonoma village. The minor victim is reported to have paid a visit to her elder sister, who is married and settled in Khonoma village when the incident occurred. According to reports, the two youth took the girl to a secluded place called ‘Terho Tsiese’ in the evening and committed the crime. The accused were arrested and put in police custody Almost 300 people joined the protest, including women from Mezoma and the neighbouring villages. It was supported by Western Angami Students Union (WASU), Western Angami Youth Organisation (WAYO) and Western Angami Public Organisation (WAPO). The protest was staged to ap-

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velopment for all to enjoy. “This attitude results in accumulation of unsolved problems which eventually become too big and complicated to be solved. And conflicts increase.” What is it, asked Iralu that prevents us from responding properly to the challenges of changing situations? It is “selfishness with pride supporting it.” To change this, Iralu quoted his own experience of fighting selfishness within him through truthfulness. “I believe unless our society emerging from our traditional past and struggling to become a people who will grow with other peoples and nations, will learn to fight selfishness from becoming our master, we are on a suicidal slide to disorder and destruction at the very beginning of our journey.” He proposed the essential realization that “selfishness is violation of human rights at all levels of society and the ultimate destroyer of freedom.” Vices and their cure— all complicated In an aptly used historical reference, Niketu Iralu, quoting Roman historian Titus Livius from 1 AD, stated, “We have reached the point where we cannot bear either our vices or their cure.” In the context of Nagaland, he referred to three campaigns that have “stirred and disturbed” society: Clean Election, ACAUT and Prohibition. “We have produced a very complicated society in which even the cures pain us.” Iralu reiterated that “we cannot deny our respective shares in the wrongs that have accumulated and threaten to destroy us.” Under such circumstances, it is best to “accept to draw a Red Line beyond which we will not allow selfishness to invade our lives.” In this, a “quit notice,” said Iralu, has to be issued to selfishness that never satisfies but is a terrible addiction. As simplistic as it may sound, he maintained that this will result in a “silent, unstoppable movement” that will uproot selfishness. Paying this price could make peace doable.

6th North East Youth Peace and Cultural Festival takes off Morung Express News Dimapur | September 21

“Our generation has not known peace, only conflict,” asserted Merentoshi R. Jamir, Nagaland government’s Minister for Youth Resources & Sports, speaking at the inaugural function of the 6th North East Youth Peace and Cultural Festival 2013 being held at the Holy Cross School Hr. Sec. School here. “It is the responsibility of the youth to work handin-hand in making this region a peaceful one.” The Festival is being hosted by the Peace Channel and People’s Forum for Peace (PFP) this year on the theme “Peace Building through Reconciliation,” be-

ing attended by more than 500 delegates from the North East region of India. “Interfaith” in nature, the Festival is placed to coincide with the International Day of Peace on September 21, created by the UN to bring “collaborative focus” on worldwide peace on a specific day per year. If the previous conflicts were between nation states, “modern conflicts,” according to Jamir, are over “differences and clash in ideologies.” He stressed that the youth (persons up to 40 years of age) comprise 60% of “our population,” which leaves it to the youth to bring the changes necessary in society for peace to foster. “Understanding and deliberation” as well as “getting to know each others’ cultures,” according to Jamir could be a “big step” towards establishing peace in Nagaland as well as the region.

The Minister for Youth Resources acknowledged the “commitment and determination” of several organizations in Nagaland towards building peace through reconciliation, which, he said, can resolve today’s conflicts. In that regard, the DAN government, Jamir stated, is “interested in pursuing peace in our State.” The inaugural program also heard from Director of Peace Channel, Rev. Fr. C.P. Anto, and President of the PFP, A. Taku Longkumer. Longkumer explained how PFP is working to promote peace among various religions of the region without any prejudice and discrimination. Fr. Anto said that on this International Day of Peace, it is essential to remember that “we all belong to god and are children of the same god, irre-

spective of religion, caste, creed and gender.” The two organizations have taken the initiative to “bring peace to the North East region” to facilitate the children and the youth from the region to come together on a platform and “discuss peace.” It is time, said Fr. Anto, to bring change, reconciliation and peace in Nagaland. For this the youth needs to be empowered to prevent future conflict. In Nagaland, the dynamism of the youth, once motivated, can become a model of peace for India and the world, he stressed. The inaugural function also saw solidarity and peace messages by the Naga Council Dimapur, Naga Women’s Hoho Dimapur, Pastors’ Fellowship Dimapur, Niketu Iralu and the various religious leaders present as delegates of the Festival, which is being held from September 20-23.

Students flee school over ragging by peers Morung Express News

Dimapur | September 21

More than 50 students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV), Jalukie fled the school after the students were allegedly ragged by their peers. The students studying in standard 11 and 12 from the science stream were camping in Dimapur on Saturday. They had reached Dimapur in two batches on September 19 and 20. The parents are now apprehensive of sending their wards back to the school. The students said they had to endure constant ragging from their peers (alleged to be class 10 students) at the school as well as the boarding hostel within the JNV campus in Jalukie. The matter got serious on September 18 when a group of class 10 students physically confronted some boys of 10+2 for reporting late to the customary PT sessions which prompted police and district adminis-

The students who left JNV, Jalukie in Dimapur on September 21.

tration to intervene. The next day, Peren district administration in order to resolve the matter convened a joint meeting of the students, parents and the school authority. The school principal was not in station when the altercation occurred, one of the students said. The principal is reportedly on leave.

District administration officials after taking stock of the situation, assured to take remedial steps, and urged the school authority to take corrective action on the erring students, the parent said. This reportedly did not go down well with the parents of the students, who confronted the 10+2 students. After calming the matter, the officials left

but tensions continued. Sensing trouble, another parent said that she along with a few other parents escorted some 20 students down to Dimapur the night itself. The rest of the students reached Dimapur on September 20. One of the students said that in the absence of the principal, the headmaster could not take any remedial steps. “We’re asked to leave the school on grounds of safety as we were told that the school cannot assure security to us,” the student said. The same student said that he is apprehensive of going back to the school. The parents have demanded immediate intervention of the Peren district administration to decisively resolve the matter, while also appealing to the Naga Students Federation to intervene. “If we send our children back and if something untoward happens, who’ll take the responsibility,” one parent asked.

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Dimapur City is reaching crisis point in Environmental Mismanagement Dimapur, September 21 (mexN): A one-day state level seminar for community leaders on “Environmental Conservation Through Community Participation in Better Waste Management” was held today. The seminar was organized by Pro Rural, Dimapur at AIDA Conference Hall Dimapur. Meren Imchen, Scientist ‘B’ from Nagaland Pollution Control Board introduced various global environment issues like air pollution, water pollution, depletion of natural resources, climate change/ global warming/toxic chemicals and soil pollution, ozone layer depletion, loss of bio-diversity, extinction of wildlife, nuclear wastes and radiation issues. Stating that Climate Change is happening much faster than we can imagine, he highlighted certain measures and steps that everyone can follow. He encouraged on sharing responsibility and to create awareness. He also shared steps one can practice at home like replacing incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs, buying only energy efficient household appliances, building houses with good ventilation, keeping cars regularly serviced well tuned, , form a car pool, cycle/walk to the neighborhood market, use mass transport, turn off equipment when not in use. Technical session on Solid Waste Management (SWM) was presented by Paul Lokho, Community Development Specialist, under ADB Funded project for NE India. He warned that Dimapur City may face more flash floods due to the indiscriminate dumping of garbage. He presented a scenario on ill waste management in Dimapur. He issued some best practices on Solid Waste Management (SWM). He also presented Rules of Solid Waste Management in India. Earlier, introduction and keynote address was stated by K.A Khrasi, Pro Rural. Sethrichem Sangtam, MD Better Life Foundation, Nagaland also presented a paper on “From Waste to Wealth Approach”.

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from Arai Mile area. He voiced that the air pollution caused by the existing Sand Stockyards and Stone Crushers is a big cause of concern for the health of the residents of that area. He also pointed out that the dust pollution caused in this particular stretch of road, heightened by the heavy inflow of traffic is not good for people travelling along that road. He also raised the question on which department is accountable and should be approached by citizens on matters of such concern. Other participants also pointed out the air pollution being caused by cement stockist around the City Tower Junction area, Dimapur; pollution caused by rubber vulcanization from garage shops located right in busy town areas or residential areas. *Water Pollution: A concerned citizen stated that some people living near the Lengri rivulet are dischargCitizens Speak: ing their septic tank directly into the *Air Pollution: A student partici- rivulet, creating serious hazards to pant at the seminar raised concern environment. The citizen suggested about the Highway road stretching that a joint meeting be held among Dimapur Town is fast turning into a garbage town despite the efforts of the Dimapur Municipal Council who are engaged in daily clearing of the towns waste. This is because the residents are not doing their part to control and minimize waste generation, segregation and proper storage and disposal of their waste. Indiscriminate dumping of solid waste and spilling of Liquid waste has made the town look dirty and highly polluted. Our actions and consumerist lifestyle are responsible for causing the pollution and the change in climate. We all can do our bit to prevent further degradation of our environment before it is too late. We can also adopt a lifestyle in which we can try to minimize waste generation and stop littering around.

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the heads of colonies that adjoin the Lengri river and declaration be made that the residents should stop the pollution immediately. * Noise Pollution: Another participant pointed out that noise levels increase especially during the festival time. He also called for more awareness and routine checks be held, and measure implemented to control noise pollution. It was agreed that Dimapur being an unplanned city. The District Administration, Municipal Corporation and other concerned departments should not only create awareness but also suggest measures and educate the citizens of Dimapur. “Awareness is the first step” was agreed by the participants. The participants of the seminar also came up with an ‘Action Plan’ and decided that in collaboration with Pro Rural, a meeting will be held with the Chairman Federation of Dimapur and also with DMC wherein Solid Waste Management cleanup activities will be held in selected adopted colonies.

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NagalandOne CSC launched in state

Dimapur, S e ptember 21 (mexN): Equipped with state-ofthe-art technology, 63 NagalandOne Community Service Centres (CSCs) are already active and functional across the state providing various Government-to-citizen and Business-to-citizen services. CSC was formally launched by Parliamentary Secretary for IT&C, Science & Technology, Technical Education and Taxes, Tovihoto Ayemi at Indisen Village Dimapur on Saturday. Later, during an inaugural programme at DC’s conference hall, Tovihoto said the launching of NagalandOne Common Service Centre was taking the state a step closer towards the goal of the National e-Governance Plan in ‘Bringing Public Services Closer Home’. He, however, appealed for continued community support for the CSCs and increase of services from government departments to reap the benefits of the Centres which are acting as an agent through provision of information services. He said that the state was facing multiple challenges for implementation of e-governance including stable connectivity infrastructure, power, lack of awareness on benefits of e-governance, lack of coordination between departments, resistance to re-engineering processes

etc. Nevertheless, Tovihoto said that the government was trying its best in resolving these challenges by setting up IT infrastructure like the State Wide Area Network (SWAN) and the State Data Centre (SDC). “Additionally, the government has also developed the State Portal & State Service Delivery Gateway (SP&SSDG) as a single window for all Government services and information,” he added. Earlier, Tovihoto along with officials of ITC visited CSC at Thahekhu village. Commissioner & Secretary, ITC and CEO NSeGS, K.T. Sukhalu presented highlights on CSC. Implemented by the Nagaland State e-Gover-

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Organised by Nagaland Handloom & Handicrafts Development Corporation

Sponsored by: Office of the Development Commissioner for Handloom, Ministry of Textiles,Govt. of India,New Delhi.

IN GRATITUDE I have fought the good f ight, I have f inished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me The crown of righteousness, Which the Lord, the righteous Judge Will award to me on that day. 2 Timothy 4 : 7-8

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Words are inadequate to express our heartfelt gratitude to all those Individuals, Churches, Societies and Institutions for the relentless prayers, love and support, and for the overwhelming financial and material generosity on the demise of our beloved Late W. CHUBANUNGBA AO, who left us to be with the Lord on 18-09-2013.

May God bless each and every one of you abundantly.

Loving Wife, Children, grand children, great grand children and Family Members.

nance Society (NSeGS), the state is mandated to set up, operate and manage 220 CSCs in the state. CSCs are based on a business model and its success would be determined by the entrepreneurship and ability of the Village Level Entrepreneurs. There are 11 CSCs in Dimapur district. Some of the Government-to-citizen and Business-to-citizen services being provided at CSCs included: online submission of NPSC forms, Technical and NEC scholarship forms, birth and death registration, online passport application, PAN card, print out of Aadhar card, mobile and DTH recharge, SIM activation, mobile bill payment, instant passport etc. C M Y K

Mister International India 2013, Hukupa Thulu-o along with the officials of Mister International India during their visit to provide relief for the fire effected families at Officers' hill colony, Kohima on September 21.

CME on ‘Kidney Transplantation & HPB Liver Transplantation’ Kohima| September 21

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Parliamentary Secretary IT&C, Tovihoto Ayemi along with officials of IT&C at a NagalandOne CSC in Thahekhu village. (Morung Photo)

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The Down Town Hospital, Guwahati in association with Naga Hospital Authority, Kohima has conducted a Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme on ‘Kidney Transplantation & HPB Liver Transplantation’ at Hotel Japfü, Kohima on September 20 last. The main aim of CME is to deliver a series of stimulating, interactive and practical learning experiences via lectures and case-centric discussions based upon topical issues around renal and liver transplantation over two sessions. Dr. W. Nyuthe told media persons that the Naga

Officials and doctors from different hospitals in Kohima during a CME programme on ‘Kidney Transplantation & HPB Liver Transplantation’ in Kohima on September 20. (Morung Photo)

Hospital Authority, Kohima in collaboration with Down Town Hospital, Guwahati will be treating patients for both kidney and liver transplantation. Kidney transplantation experts

from Down Town Hospital Dr. Anjan Borkataky who presented slide shows on Kidney transplantation demonstrated the effectiveness and safety procedure in disintegrating and

clearing stones in renal pelvis and also the procedure of kidney transplantation from the donor. Liver Transplantation experts from Down Town Hospital led by Dr. Diba-

jyoti Bora who presented slide show point out that liver transplant is one of the most challenging procedure in modern surgical era. In India, only few centres are carrying out liver transplantation, as the major hurdles for liver transplantation in India are lack of adequate infrastructure and number of expertise and lack of interest of the health care sector. Other difficulties are cost of liver transplantation, lack of public awareness for organ donation, superstitions and some misplaced beliefs. In this, he appealed to the local government and public sector hospital to organize public awareness programme for organ donation.

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Deo Nukhu graces KSUK general session Our Correspondent

Kohima | September 21

The Kohima Chakhesang Students Union (KCSU) today conducted its 52nd general session and freshers day here at the State Academy Hall with parliamentary secretary for higher education & SCET Deo Nukhu, as the chief guest and Kudecho Khamo, ManDeo Nukhu, Kewetso Mero and others during the 52nd general session of KCSU in Kohima aging Director of Entrepreneurs Development Agenon September 21. (Morung Photo)

cy Kohima as the guest of honour. Kewetso Mero, president CGOA Kohima also exhorted the gathering while Chakhesang Students’ Union (CSU) president Thupukutho Lohe shared greetings at the session. KCSU president Neitsho Wezah in his presidential address said that more than 6000 students are registered under KCSU at present.

St. Joseph’s College hosts IV Annual Management Fest

Jakhama, September 21 (mexN): The Department of B.B.A (St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama) had recently conducted its IV Annual Management Fest on September 12 and 13, 2013. A press note received here stated that the chief guest for the programme was Seyielezo Putsure (Chief Strategist, Youth Net, Nagaland). Lezo in his speech emphasized that our region is blessed with very talented youths, but they need to

explore to other parts of the region and the world to gain skill, ideas and to come back to this beautiful region (Nagaland), with their new and innovative ideas, so that they can contribute in the development of our state. The note mentioned that the Management fest is an annual event organized by the Department of B.B.A and in this fest, students compete among themselves in various Business Events/Competition (e.g. Business Plan, Group Dis-

cussion, Business Quiz, Debate, Business Related Play, and Advertisement). The note also stated that the main objective behind organizing management fest is to bring together all the students of the Department to show their creativity, leadership ability and to improve their managerial skills. Most importantly, it helps students to broaden their horizons, to understand management practices in a better Seyielezo Putsure, Chief Strategist, Youth Net, Nagaland, way and to develop their speaking at the IV Annual Management Fest organised by overall personality. the Department of B.B.A, St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama.

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22 September 2013

Resolution to safeguard rights of Arunachal tribes I tA N A G A r , S e PteMber 21 (PtI): The Arunachal Pradesh Assembly today passed an amended private member resolution to provide special provisions for safeguarding customary rights of the tribal population on ownership and transfer of land and forest produce. Congress member Takar Marde moved the pri-

vate member resolution which resolved to press the Centre to expeditiously amend Article 371(H) of the Constitution to bring the state at par with provisions of Article 371(A) and 371(G). Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bosiram Siram, however, suggested that the resolution be brought at a later stage after care-

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TAKL calls for 48 hours bandh IMPHAL, SePteMber 21 (NNN): The Southern Tangkhul Students’ Union (TAKL) or Southern Tangkhul Students Union while issuing a strong worded statement against the NSCN-IM on the murder of Jonathan Kashung, has announced today to call 48 hours 'Tangkhul area' bandh in condemnation from September 25. TAKL said it vehemently condemned the brutal killing of former Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong (TKS) president Jonathan Kashung after his abduction on September 13 by NSCN-IM. According to the Tangkhul students' body, Jonathan was a front-runner presidential candidate of the Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) election scheduled for September 18. "The highly decomposed body was traced on the morning of the scheduled election, after repeated assurance by the abductors that he would be released safely. The family and his supporters were compelled to withdrew his candidature even after his dead, despite qualifying the screening. The manner in which he was killed and abandoned in the wilderness to rot by the NSCN-IM is an extremely inhuman and heinous act. The NSCN-IM which has been engaging in a peace talks with the government of India for the last 17 years is never expected to commit such a senseless crime against its own people, defeating its purpose of ushering peace and political solution. Killing a veteran public leader like Mr. Jonathan Kashung who has rendered selfless service to the Naga society, without any trial, sends a very terrorizing message to the public," the TAKL fumed. It then demanded clarification with evidences of the charged allegations that Jonathan Kashung had received Rs 50 lakhs from Chief Minister, O Ibobi Singh and that he had served as a Chief Advisor for Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front (MNRF). TAKL then appealed to the 'chief election commissioner', Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) to countermand and re-notify a fresh TNL Election 2013 since the candidature of Jonathan Kashung had been duly approved after screening following all required formalities. Lest public sentiments might aggravate to unprecedented outcomes, it cautioned. "As a mark of public condemnation against such heinous crime, there will be a total bandh in Tangkhul inhabited area on September 24 and 25. TAKL appeals to all the Tangkhuls to extend their support and cooperation in condemning such injustice.

Assam SP welcomes CBI closure of DA case against Mulayam

GuwAHAtI, SePteMber 21 (PtI): Samajwadi Party Assam unit vice president Ratul Choudhury on Saturday said the closure of a six-year old disproportionate assets case against his party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav by the CBI was "victory of democracy." Congratulating Mulayam Singh for being relieved from the case, Choudhury said "it was also a victory for the Samajwadi Party against Congress' alleged political revenge against Singh and his party." The CBI yesterday closed the case citing lack of evidence. "The CBI has closed the Preliminary Enquiry (PE) against Mulayam Singh Yadav and his family on account of grossly insufficient evidence," the agency said.

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fully studying the pros and cons and urged the member to withdraw it. Speaker Wangling Lowangdong later intervened and it was passed after amendment following a two-hour debate. Marde said that after Arunachal became a fullfledged state in February 20, 1987, no constitutional safeguard or special protec-

tion in respect of religious and social practises, customary laws and right to ownership and transfer of land was provided to tribals of the state by inserting specific provisions in the Constitution as in the case of Nagaland and Mizoram. Referring to special protection given to Mizoram and Nagaland, he said, "For want of such constitutional

protection, the tribals of this state are being discriminated upon." Citing statistics, Marde said that since 1996, the state incurred loss of revenue of Rs 59,000 crore from forest resources after the Supreme Court banned timber operations in Arunchal in 1995. He said the state also incurred loss of revenue

of Rs 50 crore on mining since 2005 after the Centre's ban on it at Kharsang in Changlang district. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki gave a chronology of initiatives taken by the state government with the Centre in the last few decades for providing special protection to the tribal people. "The state has no authority for sustainable

management of forest and land besides rights of revenue generation and ownership. Our forest and land are managed by the Centre. We are a resource crunch state and depend on the Centre for funds," Tuki said. The Chief Minister suggested that MPs from the state raise the issue in Parliament and seek support of MPs of North Eastern states.

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Chakpikarong | September 21

A daylong Consultative meeting on ‘Land Protection and Political Situation’ was held at Rungchang village Community Hall in Chakpikarong sub –division under Chandel district. Thousands of participants including villages Chiefs, Social workers, intellectuals, leaders of vari-

Astounding tales of a man disappearing into thin air, or being turned into an anima

ous Social Organizations took part in the event organized by Anal Naga Chiefs’ Association (ANCA), Chakpikarong Sub-Division According to a press note signed and issued by ANCA Chairman RD Thumdang and recording Secretary Sng Thumthung, the meeting adopted charter of declaration which states to claim and protect the lands at village No. 91-Sugnu and

93-Toupokpi which otherwise is declared to be within the revenue jurisdiction of Thoubal districts. The note stated that while the meeting asserted that land and people are inseparable, it declared to protect and safeguard the lands and properties which are owned by people within Chakpikarong sub-division from outside encroachment in any form.

The meeting also declared to strongly oppose and object time and again, the proposed construction of Chakpi Multi-Purpose Project (MegaDam) at any cost. Discussing on matters of land record lying outside of the home district, the meeting declared to extend people’s support towards the movement of transferring of all the land records of those villages from Thoubal dis-

ti, Mayong has often been called India's magic capital. Astounding tales of a man disappearing into thin air, or being turned into an animal, or a fierce tiger being tamed and serious illnesses being cured lie in the treasure trove of almost every family. Today Mayong's fascinating stories are attracting tourists, prompting the government to develop this place as a tourist hotspot. Naba Deka, who works in a resort in the wildlife sanctuary and hails from Mayong, says lots of curious visitors come to the village to enquire if people still practise magic. "It's (magic, sorcery) not practised as much as before. These are modern times. People don't believe in magic or spells as much as they used to. Children go to school and shun these

things as superstitions," Deka said. "I, for instance, have not learnt magic. But my ancestors have. Magic spells were taught to children by the kobiraj (teacher) as soon as they attained a particular age. Only some of these spells were written, most of them passed by word of mouth," he said. When asked if he believes in magic, Deka smiled. "There are spells to turn a leaf into a fish, or an evil man into an animal. But magic cannot fight against nature's fury; so there is no spell against the annual floods (in the Brahmaputra river),". Legends - like those of Chura Bez who could disappear into thin air just by muttering the 'Luki Mantra' and sedate an angry tiger with his 'Baagh Bandha Mantra' - anecdotal ac-

counts and magical texts abound in Mayong's esoteric history. Septuagenarian Basanta Nath, a magic practioner of the village, is a strong believer in magic. "People these days dismiss magic as superstition. But when you see things for yourself, you believe. Nowadays, when people fall ill, they generally prefer to go to the doctor instead of us. But there are still people who come to us with their troubles," Nath said. "People from far off states like Punjab, Haryana and West Bengal, other than from Assam and the surrounding places, come to Mayong to learn magic," he added. Believer or not, courtesy its fascinating history, and also its beautiful surroundings - Mayong sits in the lap of nature, near the

clan) were reported in 1853 whereas new Kukis of 1851- 52 includes Changsun tribe, Thado tribe and Shingshon tribe. L JoyChandfra Singh in his book ‘The Lost Kingdom” Royal Chronicles of Manipur page 5 para 1 states that in the year 1479, King Chalomba conquered the Naga villages namely Anan/Anal, Moirang, Thingkhong ang Angthi but died in 1484. In the year 1600 (English era) during the month of August King Paikhomba attacked and conquered the villages

of Anan/Anal and captured 30 men as captives. Referring to this, Wng Kohring in his note stated that historical records of ancient Manipur Kings proved that the Anals were original Nagas for thousand years before Kuki brethren came to Manipur in 1840. Wng Victor Kohring further pointed out that Captain Rajendra Singh in his book ‘The Anals of Manipur” page No. 18 and 19 stated that ‘in the wake of of Naga insurgency the underground movement gathered momentum in the

Anal areas in 1961. 10th BN of Naga Army operated in the present Chandel district while the 11th and 12th BN of Naga Army operated in Tangkhl and Mao areas respectively. Dwelling on the difference of customs, culture between the Naga tribes of Chandel and the Kukis, Wng Victor Kohring pointed out that Anals as a Naga tribe have particular graveyards with erection of Patha (memorial stone) while Kukis practiced burial without erection of Patha (memorial stone) stated Kohring.

ANTA refutes KNO's claim on Anals

“The Anals or Pakans including all Naga tribes of Chandel District are Nagas by blood having their own historical uniqueness, cultures and identities different from that of the Kuki Tribe,” stated a note issued by Wng Victor Kohring, President of Anal Naga Tangpi (ANTA), one of the apex bodies of Naga Tribes in Chandel District. The note cited the statement of Kuki National Organization (KNO)’s President

Ps Haokip on September 17 in a publication, wherein Ps Haokip referred Naga tribes of Chandel to be Old Kukis as ‘confusing’ and ‘misleading’. In response to the statement, Wng Victor Kohring in a note refuted the statement and said that Nagas in Chandel District has a common true story of how they migrate in to this land now called Chandel district. The note further stated that every individual or community must understand, respect and honour the history, customs, cultures, identity and the land

Arunachal CM admits rampant encroachment of government land

Consultative meeting on Protection of land held tricts to Chandel district for maintaining villages land holding system through SDO/DC Chandel and to further support any form of democratic agitation under taken by All Tribal Chiefs and People’s Grievances Forum Chandel Districts or United Naga Council against land acquisition, further stated a note. It further stated that while declaring to protect

Assam’s Village of Magic is a Tourist Hotspot

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ItANAGAr, SePteMber 21 (PtI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today admitted rampant encroachment of government land throughout the state by people including government officials and politicians and said that the state government was initiating appropriate measures to check the menace. Responding to a zero hour motion raised in the assembly by Congress member Takar Marde, Tuki said that encroachment was possible because of certain errors in the state Land Act of 2001 and the government was examining it and would amend it soon. "The cabinet recently took a decision and accordingly the state government has directed the concerned department to prepare a report on the status of government land and official quarters allotted to different individuals and to submit its report within two months," Tuki disclosed adding, the government was seriously taking the issue and trying its best to control it. He said, under the Public Premises Act, the government has already initiated measures to clear all highways, roads, approach roads and sector roads in the state capital which were narrowed down by unauthorized encroachment. Stating that the state capital was constructed in a haphazard manner earlier with little provisions for expansion, the chief minister said that plans were on A man paddles a banana raft as he transports drinking water through flood waters in Burhaburhi, Assam. At least 10 districts of northeastern Assam state anvil to systematically design the state capital. are affected due to the flooding of the Brahmaputra river. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

AGArtALA, SePteMber 21 (PtI): AGARTALA: Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has expressed interest in selling 100 Mg watt powertoneighbouringBangladeshas the state will be power surplus by January next. "We can sell 100 mw power to Bangladesh from our share which will further improve our relation with the neighbouring country and help develop our state," he said after inaugurating a 21 Mg watt gas based thermal power project at Rukhia in West Tripura district yesterday. For the purpose, the state had already sent proposal to the central government, he said. If Tripura could sell its surplus power, the revenue would would help develop the state, Sarkar said. The 726 Mg watt gas based thermal power project at Palatana in Gomati district run by ONGC Tripura Power Corporation (OTPC) would be fully operational soon and state would get 196 Mg watt from the project as state's share, he said. Beside, the North East Electric Power Corporation's 104 Mg watt gas based thermal power project would be operational by January next and the entire genera- GuwAHAtI, SePteMtion would be utilized in the state, he said. ber 21 (IANS): An eerie silence envelopes Assam's Tripura man sends wife blood, Mayong village, well known for its magic and sorcery, as vermilion-streaked thumb after spat one drives towards it from AGArtALA, SePteMber 21 (IANS): A man in Tripura the nearby city of Guwasent a human thumb streaked with blood and vermilion to hati. his wife after a spat over her seeking to stay longer at her parWith a history that is ents' house, police said on Friday. "Ajoy Malakar, 33, sent a gift bound to scare the daypacket to his wife Anjali. She opened it to find a thumb with a lights out of believers and mixofbloodandvermiliononit,"apoliceofficertoldreporters make others gape in wonhere. Malakar had called his wife, who had gone to her father's der, the peaceful ambience house Monday, asking her to return by Thursday. But Anjali somehow looks like a cloak refused and said she would be delayed by a couple of days. This led to a verbal spat. She received the packet, delivered of mystery. Situated near the Poby hand, the next day. Malakar is absconding, police said, bitora wildlife sanctuary, adding the thumb has been sent for forensic tests. about 40 km from Guwaha-

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that belongs to other group of individuals or community while urging the tribal communities from refraining from all forms of violence by advocating the sacrament of reconciliation. Referring to a book, ‘The North East Frontier of India’ written by Sir Alexander, Wng Victor Kohring said that the Anals and other Naga tribes were never an old or New Kukis even in the Kuki country. According to Page No 83 and 146, old kukis (Khelema clan, Ramthai clan, Bete clan and lamkhow

Brahmaputra, and has rich wildlife - the government is promoting it as a tourist destination for its culture, flora and fauna, along with the Pobitora wildlife sanctuary, which has a high concentration of the onehorned rhino.

and safeguard the lands/ villages falling within Forest Reserves constantly, it declared to urge all village Chiefs to abstain from issuing No Objection Certificates on land without proper verification and analysis. It stated that the meeting also declared to thrive for a clean and powerful society by abstaining from intoxicants, drugs, alcohol and gambling.

DECLARATION Regd.No: 1265/2013 Date: 21/9/13

I, Shri. VIHOKHE. SEMA, a resident of 5th Mile Sugarmill Village Opp.Tetso College Dimapur: Nagaland have changed my name from VIHOKHE SEMA to HOKUTO. VIHOKHE.SEMA. Henceforth, I shall be known as HOKUTO.VIHOKHE.SEMA for all purposes from this day onwards. Deponent

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The Morung Express

BlackBerry warns of big loss, 4,500 job cuts; shares dive

ToronTo, SepTember 21(reuTerS): BlackBerry Ltd warned on Friday it expects to report a huge quarterly operating loss next week and that it will cut more than a third of its global workforce, rekindling fears of the company's demise and sending its shares into a tailspin. The company, which has struggled to claw back market share from the likes of Apple Inc's iPhone and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy phones, said it expects to report a net operating loss of between $950 million and $995 million in the quarter ended August 31, due to writedowns and other factors. The results will put more pressure on BlackBerry to find a buyer for either some parts of the company, or for all of it. It said last month it is

weighing its options, including an outright sale, in the face of persistently lackluster sales of its new smartphones, which run on the BlackBerry 10 operating system. "The company has sailed off a cliff," said BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis. "What do you expect when you announce you're up for sale? Who wants to commit to a platform that could possibly be shut down?" BlackBerry's Toronto-listed shares fell as much as 23.7 percent to C$8.25 on Friday, their lowest this year, before closing down 16 percent at C$9.08. The company's Nasdaq-listed shares ended 17 percent lower at $8.73, after falling as low as $8.01. Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry, once Canada's premier technology company, said it expects to book a $930 mil-

lion to $960 million writedown The company had bet much in its fiscal second quarter ow- of its future on the popularity ing to a ballooning stockpile of of the Z10 touchscreen device unsold BlackBerry Z10 devices. - the first of the smartphones to

How Raghuram's rate hike is a blessing in disguise new Delhi, SepTember 21 (eT): Raghuram Rajan's rate hike may have evoked bearish sentiments; but is the slightly hawkish stance by the new man at RBI's helm a blessing in disguise? "Let's understand that the actions taken by the governor are long-term positive and he has done a balancing act by anchoring inflationary expectations and has made good use of the time provided by the US Fed," says D K Aggarwal, CMD at SMCInvestments and Advisors. Sentiments were running high on Dalal Streetafter the US Fed baulked at tapering the flow of easy money into the system; but was it then a bubble waiting to be broken? True, someday the tapering will happen. "Let us beware that the averages hide more than what they reveal. While the Nifty may be at a shouting distance of a new all-time high,the situation on the ground is far worse. Raghuram's focus on inflation and currency management strategies may have disappointed the street, but they sure seem

to be steps in the right direction," says Shardul Kulkarni, technical analyst at Angel Broking. The bears may be rejoicing over the crash that the markets saw on Friday, and some analysts may be reading that the party is over on Dalal Street, but overall the benchmark indices - Sensex and Nifty have ended the week with handsome gains. Nifty is above 6,000, with a gain of about 160 points, and the Sensex is above 20,000. Even after taking out the points that were added due to the US Fed's 'no taper' move, we have Sensex and Nifty sitting pretty. If nothing, the slight hawkish stance taken by the new RBI governor may have done the act of a reality check in a euphoric market built by the stance taken by the US Fed, because technical evidence gives a bearish outlook. "Technically speaking, we are sensing a reversal of the bullish trend seen over the last four weeks," says Shardul Kulkarni. Even US markets seem headed for a downfall, which would likely impact

be powered by its new BlackBerry 10 operating system. While the device drew favorable reviews, it has failed to gain traction among consumers since its introduction earlier this year. For the second quarter, the company expects to have sold about 3.7 million BlackBerry smartphones to end users. BlackBerry said it is changing the way it accounts for device sales, now booking revenue only after a device is sold to the end-customer, and not to carriers. Worryingly, most of the unit sales being recognized in the quarter are older-generation BlackBerry 7 devices. The company said it could not recognize BlackBerry 10 devices shipped in the quarter until those devices are sold through to end customers. That suggests carri-

ers have been having difficulty moving the new line of devices. WEAK REVENUE BlackBerry said it expects its adjusted net loss, before giving effect to the inventory and restructuring provisions, will be in a range of about $250 million to $265 million, or a loss of 47 cents to 51 cents a share. BlackBerry sees about $1.6 billion of revenue in the second quarter, of which roughly 50 percent is expected to be revenue from its services unit. Analysts, on average, had forecast a loss of 15 cents a share on revenue of $3.06 billion, according to Thomson Reuters. "The revenue and device shipment numbers are pretty surprising given how weak it is," said UBS analyst Amitabh Passi. "I think many of us were expecting a pretty difficult

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Etymology of the word Nagalim and Kuknalim

the domestic market. "The charts of the Dow and the S&P present an interesting scenario. On the weekly chart, both indices show strong negative divergence on the RSI momentum oscillator. Considering the overall price pattern and wave structure, we expect a 5-8% correction in these indices in the coming three weeks. This is also likely to have an impact on Indianequities," he adds. Adding to this bearish sentiment is the outlook on rupee, which is said to have a big impact in the bearish trend that the markets witnessed last month. Shardul sees the rupee depreciating towards 66/67 over the next three to five weeks. "The charts of the USD-INR pair are now showing signs that traders should buy the greenback. Technical evidences such as a deeply oversold momentum oscillator and favorable price pattern structure suggest that the rupee should depreciate towards 66/67 over the next 3-5 weeks." In all, Raghuram's rate hike cut the Fed rally. Seems more for good than bad.

It is necessary to understand the meaning of the word (words) which we generally use, such that I am trying to collect some historical source about the two words ‘Nagalim’ and ‘Kuknalim’ so that people may better aware of it. What is Kuknalim? The word ‘LIM’ was first coined during the days of NNC with the formation of KUKNALIM derive from two dialects, “KUK” derived from Tenyidie word “KUO” victory and “NA” as people and “LIM” from Ao-Naga dialect “LIMAH” as land. Thus, “KUKNALIM” in its fullest terms, VICTORY TO OUR PEOPLE AND LAND. L. Imchen writes, “The word Kuknalim has been coined by Late. Takatemsu and its purely an Ao derivative. Kuk-short for takok (previously takuk), meaning victory Na-short for Naga, Lim-short for Lima, meaning land which means ‘Takuk naga lima asoshi’, which interpreted in English means ‘victory to Nagaland’. ‘Kuo’ and ‘takuk’ which both means victory should not be confused with the origin”. In 1982, when Z. Lohe became the president of NSF (also former Speaker of Nagaland state Legislature) resolved a new theme of NSF “for a greater lim and glory of the Nagas”. Later in 1993, when Mr. K.Temjen became the president of NSF and Mr.Theja Therieh as the Speaker, the conference theme for the Fifteen General conference of the NSF at Ukhrul was “for a unified Nagalim” There after Mr. Vikheho Swu (also the former convener of NPMHR) took over as the

President of the NSF and Mr. Neiba Kronu as the Speaker, on the endorsement of the 15th General conference of the Federal Assembly at Ukhrul, a commission was formed to work out the concept of the unified Nagalim. The commission consisted Of Rev Dr. Wati Aier, Dr. Tuisem .A. Shishak, Dr. Visier and the executive council of the NSF. Subsequently, the commission brought out a brochure called “FOR A UNIFIED NAGALIM” in 1995 at the 16TH General conference of the NSF at Phek. Later on NPMHR also adopted its usage in 1996. Then in 1999 the NSCN started Using as “National Socialist council of Nagalim” in place of Nagaland. The above statement has been taken from the source: http://thohepou.wordpress. com/2011/08/17/etymology-of-nagalim/ Imti Jamir Forest colony Kohima

Admission Crises at DHE, Mumbai Maharashtra

We would like to stress the pinch of mental turmoil faced by the innocent students and their parents out there in M.umbai for the last three weeks. In this regard, The times of India Mumbai based and the state local papers had published while parents /students stranded there to obtain permission from Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Mumbai. This cropped up due to late declaration of state JEE result as well as certain communication lapses in the respective ministry concerned under Central and state as well. If someone could have taken little pain to confirm proper information pertaining

quarter, but this is much worse than we anticipated." The company, which had warned that job cuts were in the offing, plans to shed 4,500 jobs. BlackBerry has already undergone a major round of job cuts over the last 12 months. It employed 12,700 people as of March, and once had close to 20,000 employees. BlackBerry said its cash position as of the end of the fiscal second quarter is estimated to be about $2.6 billion, down from about $3.1 billion three months earlier. "It makes it even more difficult for somebody to step in and buy the company. If you look at what's been happening, they've burnt through approximately half a billion dollars in cash in the last three months," said Veritas Investment Research analyst Neeraj Monga.

to admission period with authorities concerned and states, such three weeks long struggles and nightmares experienced by the students in Mumbai could have been averted Students selected for various Engineering college under DTE Maharashtra was not allowed for admission from the DTE Maharashtra, since admission was already closed on 15/8/13 basing on the Supreme Court’s order. However after struggling for the last three weeks, students were permitted to get admission under Provisional condition which may take some time to regularize. Parents and students are yet to be confirmed about their admission from departments concerned through the help of states and centre government. By the time our children joined the institutions, most of the colleges started/completed already first semester examination. As such innocent students were victimized for two months courses without their faults. We the parents and students had experienced mental depression with financial losses for three weeks in Mumbai & Pune. Now, whom do we blame or how the young students will be able to cope up the missing classes? Let’s not allow such lapses to happen in future since we are living with various means of modern IT system. If proper information were served during counselling, such serious lapses will not be happen to any deserving children. Unless we do something many students/parents specially coming from far flung village/places will suffer in future. However, we sincerely express our gratitude to Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, for financial assistance to all stranded students, Chief Secretary Alemtemshi, Naga Students’ Federation, Naga Students’ Union Mumbai, Naga Senior Students Pune, and various concerned individuals for their kind support throughout this crisis. Parents & students

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Campaign to protect the Amur Falcons Dimapur, September 21 (mexN): As part of the ongoing campaign to protect the migratory Amur Falcons in Nagaland, a function was held at Pangti village under Wokha district on September 19. It was attended by the Wildlife Trust of India, Natural Nagas (a wildlife organization), Nagaland forest department, police officials and VCMs of Pangti, Sungro and Ashaa villages. A press note from Chairman of Natural Nagas informed that 4950 kilograms of rice were distributed under the ‘Grain for Grain’ programme to farmers affected by human/elephant conflict. The beneficiaries of the grain are also farmers whose land falls under Amur Falcon bearing area. It informed that a 15 member patrolling squad was formed for

a period of 3 months (September 20 to December 20) which is being sponsored by WTI. The members of the squad, who consist mainly of reformed hunters and landowners of the main Amur Falcon roosting sites, will be paid wages for the

given period. In addition, T-shirts, caps, torch lights, ID cards, boots etc were also distributed among members of the patrolling squad Signage for awareness and protection of Amur Falcons was also unveiled and are sched-

uled to be put up in and around the Amur Falcon roosting and bearing sites. The signage also mentions the restrictions and penalties imposed by the village council of Pangti, Sungro and Ashaa who had signed an MOU

with the WTI and Natural Nagas. Natural Nagas, the only Wildlife organisation in the State is the collaborating partner of WTI in Nagaland and to monitor and document the passage of Amur Falcons will be set up a base camp on the banks of the Doyang Reservoir. The note informed that the camp will house volunteers of Natural Nagas as well as accommodate media and communications team from the country and abroad. The camp will also have daily awareness activities apart from the daily updates on the Amur Falcon activities for the whole migration periods. Volunteers, birders and nature lovers can contact Natural Nagas through the Natural Nagas Page on Facebook where an event "Roughing out in the Wilds with the Amur Falcons" has been created.

dismay over killing of an ‘unarmed cadre’ in Phek Town WSKH urges for release of phek September which, the three miscreants out its discontentment over time, the inhuman killing school construction payments 21 (mexN): Chakhe- looted the mobile phones of the killing of its innocent be- by the perpetrators has insang Mothers’ Association (CMA) has strongly condemned the killing of NSCN (K) cadre, 2nd Lt. Povoyi Shijoh on September 20 by unidentified miscreants in Phek Town. According to a press release appended by CMA President Zaposhelu Venuh, the deceased was the personal bodyguard of Kilonser T. Keyho. It recounted that on September 20, around 1:30 am, the miscreants came to the Kilonser’s house located in Bethany-II colony and interrogated the deceased and the Kilonser’s wife. After

the trio and Scorpio vehicle key that belonged to the Kilonser. Further, realizing the absence of the Kilonser, the note said, the miscreants fired upon the Kilonser’s body guard and fled the scene. Terming the act of the miscreants as shameful and cowardice, the CMA stated the peaceful harmony of the civilians were greatly disturbed leaving the entire situation at stake. “Moving out with arms and in uniforms at civil populated place is greatly against the wishes of the people and thus, the CMA strongly voice

loved unarmed son.” Meanwhile, Bethany-II colony of Phek Town has also strongly condemned the killing of Povoyi Shijoh in the Colony. A condemnation note jointly appended by Bethany-II colony chairman-Besulhu, GB-Kuthoseyi, and youth president Chosineyi expressed dismay over the killing of an “unarmed cadre” in a civil populated place. Condemning the act, the trio asserted, in the event of the public running out with peaceful atmosphere at the present

deed disturbed the entire environment of the town and its neighbouring villages. The note further stated that, although the colony has no personal favour towards any national functionary, it firmly opposed the raid of its member’s house with arms, when an unarmed civilian and womenfolk were present in the house. It alleged that the perpetrators were purely on the motive to create fear psychosis to the dwellers of the colony in particular and the entire town in general.

kohima, September 21 (mexN): PWD Colony Panchayat Kohima has vehemently condemned the indiscriminate firing incident by some “scrupulous anti social element” on September 19, around 5:30 pm at Upper PWD junction, Kohima. During the firing, a stray bullet hit one butcher and damaged a white Maruti Eon. In a condemnation note appended by its chairman and vice chairman, the panchayat

recounted that within four months, two uncalled firing has happened in the colony, the former being on June 25 at Lower PWD Colony. The note stated the colony is not a battlefield and its people feel that unwanted firing can no longer be tolerated. In the light of that, the panchayat said it called a joint meeting with its frontal organization on September 20. The meeting resolved that any faction, group, anti

social elements shall not be allowed to reside in the jurisdiction of PWD Colony, Kohima. If any unwanted incident occurs in violation to resolution No.1 by sheltering any faction/group/anti social element, the sole responsibility will be on the house owner. Henceforth, it asserted, if any group/faction creates any problem in the PWD Colony Kohima jurisdiction, the PWD panchayat will not give its co-operation to the defaulting faction/

group. The panchayat also appealed to the authority to apprehend the culprits at the earliest and award befitting punishment. Further, resenting “this kind of free gun toting culture like the Old West”, which “terrorize the peaceful environment and create fear psychosis in the mind of the innocent common people,” the panchayat noted it was high time every right thinking citizen cry out “enough is enough.”

PWd Colony Kohima resolves not to shelter factions

News in Pics

This image released to the media, shows the Governor of Odisha Dr. S.C Jamir and his wife receiving the Governor of Nagaland and Manipur Dr. Ashwani Kumar and his wife at the Raj Bhavan, Bhubaneshwar on September 21.

Students of Christina Memorial Higher Secondary School, Aoyimti, Dimapur are seen performing at their Parents Day cum Fete Day program held on September 21, 2013. (Manen Aier Photo)

Dimapur District Truck Drivers Welfare Trade Union (DDTDWTU) was formally launched on September 21. Deputy Labour Commissioner (DLC), Haizing Zeliang graced the occasion as the chief guest. Seen in the picture are DLC Zeliang (Third from right) and DDTDWTU president, Kaiho Zhimomi along with office bearers. (Morung Photo)

Dimapur, September 21 (mexN): Western Sumi Kukami Hoho (WSKH) has requested the Chief Minister to direct the School Education Department and SSA to “immediately” release the back log payments for various construction works in the Government Middle Schools and Government Primary Schools under DEO Dimapur in particular, and the State in general. A press release issued by WSKH president Y Isawoto Zhimomi stated that as per the condition of the work order, all the works were deemed to be completed by March 31, 2013, but it could not be done accordingly, since the department concerned released only “two piecemeal installments commuting to about 40% per Unit estimate.” Hence, the SMC had to halt the works and the upgraded classes had to be conducted under pitiable condition on temporary arrangements, it stated. Further, it pointed out it was a great relief for the rural areas when schools were upgraded as per the need in the locality, but the department, it said failed to appoint Science, Maths, English and Hindi subject teachers in most of

the schools. Therefore, the academic calendar year is drawing to an end without having proper and regular classes in these subjects. Right to Education was welcomed with huge appreciations by the citizens, but according to the release, “the proclamation of the State Government to provide quality education in government manned schools is simply a conclusive example of vague exercise.” However, it said, “WSKH will not allow any political party or government to hijack the fundamental rights of the schooling lots for political mileage or personal interest who hold the future perspectives.” In light of the above, WSKH “with clear conviction in the interest of the people” has urged the SED and SSA to immediately release the pending payments of the construction works 2012-13, appoint full strength of teachers in all the upgraded schools for all subjects as required, and release the pending salaries of the teachers under SSA. WSKH has hoped for early positive action, while cautioning it will not remain a mute spectator, but resort to its own course of action.

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MEx FILE NFHRCC to launch joint survey on Sept 24 Dimapur, September 21 (mexN): Nagaland Foot Hills Road Co-ordination Committee (NFHRCC) held an emergency meeting on September 20 in connection with the forthcoming joint survey to be launched on September 24. A press release issued by the NFHRCC convenor Supu Jamir and general secretary WY Kithan informed that the “first of its kind” joint survey in Nagaland will initially cover Mon, Longleng, Mokokchung, and Wokha. The road alignment and joint survey will be conducted by the ten tribes – Ao, Sumi, Lotha, Konyak, Phom, Rengma, Sangtam, Chang, Yimchunger, and Khiamniungan with a tie-up with the PWD (R&B) Department, Nagaland. The release further informed that there will be a launching ceremony on September 24, 7:00 am at the residence of the Committee’s treasurer in Khermahal here, where the NFHRCC members will gather before their departure to their respective destinations in the four districts.

DDDPPA tells members not to pay house tax

Dimapur, September 21 (mexN): Dimapur District Disabled Persons Parents’ Association (DDDPPA) president Akum Ezung has reminded all the “disabled households” in Dimapur district to refrain from paying house tax to any organization. Stating “It is best known benevolent order for tax exemption to all disabled from all national organizations, and both the state and central government,” Akum in a press release sought co-operation from all organizations and authority in charge as well as village/colony chairmen/GBs while dealing with the same issue. All disabled and the parents have also been directed to insist on their Disability Certificate of Medical Board for their proof and defence.

DC Peren notifies on pattas renewal

pereN, September 21 (Dipr): The Deputy Commissioner Peren, Senti Ao has issued a notification to all the plot patta holders under Administrative headquarter Circle of Peren to renew their pattas within October 28, 2013. The notification further stated that failure to comply with this, necessary action will be initiated against the defaulters as per relevant act/rules of the government.

Training for Dimapur BLOs

Dimapur, September 21 (mexN): All the Booth Level Officers (BLOs) under Dimapur district are informed that training/ briefing session for the conduct of summary revision of electoral rolls with reference to January 1, 2014 will be held on September 30, 11:00 am at the DC’s conference hall, Dimapur. A notice issued by Deputy Commissioner N Hushili Sema informed that necessary materials will be issued on the same day. Therefore, all BLOs concerned have been directed to attend the said training without fail. Necessary action will be initiated against erring officials as per provision of RP Act, 1950, the note read.

Medziphema Village Council expresses sadness

Dimapur, September 21 (mexN): Members of Medziphema Village Council, on behalf of the people of Medziphema Village has expressed sadness over the demise of Kuolatuo Kuotsu, Head GB who passed away on September 17, 2013. In a condolence note, the Council acknowledged that late Kuolatuo Kuotsu was a prominent leader, dedicated man, who worked with full sincerity and honesty for the welfare of the village community. It further prayed for solace upon the bereaved family members.

kiphire, September 21 (mexN):The Eulogia Society Kiphire organized social work in Kiphire town today. More than forty volunteers took part at the social work and cleaned the entire town and some important places in the town. Tsalise Sangtam, Chairman of the Eulogia Society Kiphire said that the public should not wait for the government to clean “their kitchen” but have civic sense in order to live hygienically. He also appealed to the public to keep the “road clean as road is the mirror of the town.”

Dimapur, September 21 (mexN): The President of the Sumi Hoho Ino Hovishe Arkha in exercise of his power as per the provision of the Yezaboh, and in the interest of the public service has appointed Ino Kashito Yepthomi as Vice President and Ino Nitoho Zhimomi as the Information Secretary for the remaining term. Stating this in a press release, Sumi Hoho Secretary ViEulogia Society Kiphire members during the social work huto Asumi appealed all the public to extend fullest cooperation to the leaders. held today in Kiphire Town. The Eulogia society also hire Town Student Union extended its gratitude to (KTSU) extended apprecithe district administration, ation to the Eulogia Society KTC and PWD(R&B) for ex- Kiphire for organizing the Timing for Legislators’ Forum on AIDS (LFA) extending their cooperation social work in the town, ecutive committee meeting on September 24, 2013 throughout the social work. which, it said is a necessity should be 10:00 am to 11:30 am and not as published. Meanwhile, the Kip- of the public.

Dimapur, September 21 (mexN): With an objective to create a platform for effective transfer of technologies to the farming community, to showcase the quality produce of the farmers, and to enable farmers to interact with scientific fraternity on issues related to crops/ livestock, School of Agricultural Sciences & Rural Development (SASRD) will organize “Naga Kheti Mela, 2013” from October 17 to 19, 2013 at its campus in Medziphema. This mela will be held in collaboration with Department of Agriculture, Government of Nagaland & ICAR, Research Complex for NEH Region, Jharnapani. A press release received here informed that the event will be the first of its kind initiative to create an effective way of technology transfer to “our” farming community. About 200 farmers from all over Nagaland along with state

government officials from 11 districts as well as other organizations are expected to participate in the mela. The Naga Kheti Mela, 2013, will focus on demonstration of technologies, exhibition of produce/ products, and interactive sessions of farmers with experts, as well as video shows on modern agricultural technologies. Through such interactions, the release anticipated that closer linkages will be fostered among all the partners concerned, which will enhance agricultural production and development in the state. The event will be sponsored by National Horticulture Board (NHB), Central Institute of Horticulture (CIH), Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC), Department of Agriculture, Government of Nagaland and Department of Land Resources, Government of Nagaland.

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naga Kheti mela 2013 to Y Patton inaugurates Conservator bridge technological gap of Forest’s office in Mokokchung mokokchuNg, September 21 (Dipr): The office complex of the Conservator of Forest, Northern Territorial Circle which looks after Mokokchung, Zunheboto, Tuensang, Mon, Kiphire and Longleng districts will now function from Mokokchung with the inauguration of its office at Marepkong by Minister for Forest and Border Affairs, Y. Patton on September 20, 2013. The Minister in his address described the inauguration of the important Forest Office as a “red letter day” for the department of Forest, Environment, Ecology and Wildlife as one new and prominent building was commissioned in the service of the people. The Office of the Conservator of Forest, Northern Territorial circle was established in 1993, but it was functioning from Kohima till date. Y. Patton said immediate completion and to inaugu-

rate the office at the earliest was his assurance and commitment in the floor of the Assembly and the assurance made by him was fulfilled. The Minister said that the present government is generous to provide all basic infrastructures required by the departments, but mere availability of infrastructures will not serve its purpose. He, therefore, called upon the officials in the department to make “best use of it in the interest of the people.” Appealing to the people for their full cooperation, Patton instructed the Conservator of Forest, Northern Territorial circle to shift the office from Kohima to the present complex at the earliest. Making a critical note on killing and trapping of the famous migratory bird ‘Amur Falcon’ in Nagaland State, the Minister said he would have a meeting with

villagers in the surrounding areas of Doyang Hydel project on October 5 and indicated that some tough measures would be formulated to deter the killers of the migratory bird. He also commended the Mokokchung District Planning and Development Board and the DC Mokokchung for imposing total ban on hunting of wild animals in the district. Imtikumzuk, MLA in his short speech said the inauguration of Forest Office at Marepkong was a dream come true for the people of the region and he thanked the Minister for his prompt action. Meanwhile, Commissioner and Secretary L. Kire, IFS said the inauguration of the office would ease the functioning of the department. The inaugural function chaired by Kivito Shohe, IFS was also addressed by Lokeswara Rao PCCF & HOFF.


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Prize-giving: They are among the most coveted prizes in the world. But how do the winners hear the good news?

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TAFFAN NORMARK HAS a strategy for getting his phone calls past secretaries. "We tell them this is a very important call. A. Very. Important. Call." He enunciates each word carefully before moving on to the clincher. "From Stockholm." So far, he has always been put through. For three mornings a year, Professor Normark, permanent secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, is the finest cold-caller in the world. Come the second week of October, if Normark is on the line, it will quite probably be the most significant conversation of your life. If it’s a Tuesday, he will be informing you that you have won the Nobel prize in chemistry. If it’s a Wednesday, physics. Economics comes the Monday after. He doesn’t present physiology or medicine. And peace and literature, with their uncertainties and politics, are left to other committees. Or, better still, to the Norwegians. And if on those mornings you don’t pick up the phone, then the ceremony continues regardless. Other prizes may warn you weeks in advance, but not the Nobels. At 9.30am Swedish time on those days the entire Academy, comprising almost 500 fellows, votes on what the specialist subject committees advise. Then comes the phone call at around 11.15am. Whatever your response, the public announcement comes at noon. If, like Saul Perlmutter (physics, 2011), you live in California and that window opens in the middle of the night, then it could well be the dawn chorus of television news vans outside that alerts you. Normally, from the list of numbers handed to Normark by his secretary, one will work. Even if, as happened to Robert Lefkowitz (chemistry, 2012), it is 3am your time, you have your earplugs in and it is your wife who answers. When Normark does get through, what he and his colleagues refer to as "the magic call" gets interesting. "Then," he says, "a lot of things can happen." For the pragmatic Swedes to use the word "mag-

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n December 2009 the world was treated to the unexpected news that President Barack Obama had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Among those most surprised was Obama himself. Not many sitting American presidents have won the award. In fact, Obama was only the third. Now, as Obama stumbles his way through a proposed military strike on the Syrian government, it seems the president has not paid nearly enough attention to the history of world leaders who have won this international honor. The list of Peace Prize winners impresses: Henry Dunant, the founder of the International Red Cross; American social reformer Jane Addams; George Marshall, the architect of peaceful post-World War Two Europe; Martin Luther King Jr.; Burmese freedom fighter Aung San Suu Kyi, and Nelson Mandela. Theodore Roosevelt was the first U.S. president to win a Nobel Peace Prize. The 26th president earned it the old fashioned way – with effort. Roosevelt’s journey to winning the 1906 prize began with his decision to put some teeth into the Court of Arbitration at The Hague, so that it would begin to serve its purpose of peacefully settling international disputes. The United States and Mexico submitted a dispute to the Court of Arbitration as an example to the world. As other nations began to go seek resolution at the court, Roosevelt used this as an opportunity to

ic" is a measure of the hold the Nobels still have more than a century after their foundation. These days, there are thousands of prizes in dozens of disciplines, some with even bigger purses than its £800,000 per prize. Yet few of us could name them. Somehow the Nobels, set up in 1901 by a Swedish dynamite magnate, retain a special hold on us. Normark likes to think the reason this is seen as the most distinguished of all prizes is simply because it only goes to the most distinguished people. "It’s hard to understand, from outside, the work that goes into finding the most worthy laureate." For the scientific prizes, the process begins with a call for nominations, sent to 3,000 scientists and affiliates of the academy. From this, a committee of five will come up with around 300 names. Then the investigations begin. "You start to know these individuals just from paper," Normark says. "You’ve assessed their achievements, compared them with others, looked through exhaustively." In the autumn, the few final candidates are presented to the full academy. That same morning, it is time to pick up the phone. There are three ways people receive the call. The most satisfying, for Normark, is when it is a total surprise. "Sometimes the person is completely silent. So totally that I don’t even know if they are still there. You can just hear him breathing." He notices his own use of the male pronoun. “It is still”, he says with a twinge of apology, "mainly men." Sometimes the subjects of his research have an inkling that it could be their time; but when their phone rings, they try not to let themselves believe it. Serge Haroche (physics, 2012) was out walking with his wife when he saw a Swedish code appear on his mobile. "I realised it was real and it’s, you know, really overwhelming," he says. "I was lucky—I was in the street and passing near a bench, so I was able to sit down immediately." It is not just the depth of research that marks the Nobels out. In their 112 years, the prizes have gained a transcendent cultural status. For most people, it is impossible to validate the eminence of the winners. The prize remains universal shorthand for the greatest intellectual success you can achieve.

And after winning, a laureate leads an anointed life. Within their university, they become untouchable, a totem of the university’s own prestige, with a value often far beyond any further research they do. Just ask Brian Josephson (physics, 1973). After winning the Nobel, for a quantum mechanical discovery made when he was 22, he has devoted his life to what might charitably be described as the fringes of science—investigating telepathy and the paranormal. His position in the Cavendish laboratory at Cambridge has remained assured throughout. Outside the university, meanwhile, the winners suddenly have significance. They may have toiled for decades in an unloved branch of organic chemistry—no matter, from now on their every public utterance has gravitas. In those joint letters to the editor so beloved of academia, where the ranks of the ivory tower come together in common cause, their name is suddenly at the top. Why else the fuss when in 2007 James Watson (physiology or medicine, 1962), discoverer of the structure of DNA, spoke about IQ supposedly being lower among Africans? It wasn’t his field, and at 79 he wasn’t exactly in the prime of his researching life. When I interview him, he says he cannot remember much of the call. But he does find time to criticise Rosalind Franklin’s mathematical abilities and to lament the death of Francis Crick, his fellow laureate— because it has left him the most intelligent person he knows. It is arrogant, but somehow charming. Without the Nobel, it would be just plain arrogant. Without the Nobel, I suspect he wouldn’t have said it. The third way people answer that phone is in expectation. Some Nobels really are obvious: Peter Higgs, of boson fame, will probably not stray too far from a landline on Tuesday October 8th. Whether it comes as a surprise or not to the recipient, for Normark this is still the best part of his job. It can also be somewhat stressful. "We sit, we talk. It’s nervous in the room—because we would like to find the individuals." Then he is handed the phone numbers, the product of weeks of research into all the candidates—done without their knowledge. "There is a group working on this. They have to be very discreet, but how they get the numbers I don’t know." A little like a benevolent Scandinavian terrorist group, they have a cell structure. Often, Normark will need a choice of numbers. Paul Nurse (physiology or medicine, 2001) took some tracking down. "For the three previous years, I’d had some very irritating calls from journalists asking me, 'do you think you’ll win this year?'" says Nurse, a geneticist and cell biologist, now president of the Royal Society in London. "What the hell can you say? Worse, it gets you thinking, 'Oh I might.'" It is because of this intense media interest that the announcement still takes place on the day of the vote. "I didn’t get a call by mid-morning. So I thought, 'Oh well', and I went off, curiously, to a meeting with Jim Watson." That meeting was to begin with one Nobel laureate present and end with two. Halfway through, a message came from Nurse’s office. Could he please switch his phone on? There was a voicemail. "It was a heavy Swedish accent. I was a bit confused, and listened again. I’m not good with technology, so it took ages." The second time, he thought it might be saying he had won the prize. "I went back into the room I’d just left. I said, 'Do excuse me, I have to go now. I think I’ve won the Nobel prize.'" As excuses for leaving a meeting go, it’s quite a flash one. Things don’t always run so smoothly. There was the occasion when the committee got the wrong number, conferring the most important scientific prize in the world on a confused neighbour of the right person. More often, Normark has a job convincing the recipient that he is telling the truth. "I politely suggested it didn’t sound very likely and I’d need some proof," recalls James Mirrlees (economics, 1996). John Gurdon (physiology or medicine, 2012) was in his laboratory when he was told he had won the Nobel for cloning a frog. Given that this was work he had done 50 years earlier, he assumed that "someone was pulling my leg". This is a surprisingly common response, Normark says. For this he has an ace up his sleeve: "Of course, I have a very Swedish accent, which helps." Tom Whipple is science correspondent of the Times.

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Havel refused Nobel prize in favour of Suu Kyi Dan Bilefsky Source: nyt

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aclav Havel, the former Czech president whose potent critique of communist rule helped foment revolutions that brought down the Berlin Wall, never won the Nobel Peace Prize, a source of disappointment to his legion of ardent supporters who felt he deserved the prize given his outsize contribution to recent history. On September 15, Mr. Havel’s legacy was further burnished when Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said at a conference in Prague that Mr. Havel had refused the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize nomination and proposed her instead, according to Czech media reports and several people attending the conference. Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, the Myanmar opposition leader who was jailed by the military for the better part of two decades, praised Mr. Havel for the support he had given the Burmese opposition during the period when the military junta brutally ruled the country. She said Mr. Havel had given her the “flame of hope” during Myanmar’s darkest hours and that his writings had provided solace during long years of detention. Mr. Havel died in late 2011 at the age of 75. The Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo, which oversees the Nobel Peace Prize, declined to comment Monday, saying that deliberations over nominations for the prize were confidential for 50 years after any nomination was made. Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 – while under house arrest for her peaceful struggle against the military dictatorship. “When I received his books, I read them avidly to find out how I too could survive the years of struggle as he survived,” she said at the Forum 2000, an international conference Mr. Havel helped found. “I understood the ultimate freedom was to live in truth,” she said, alluding to Mr. Havel’s mantra. “When I was under house arrest I knew that here was a man speaking for me. He made me feel free.” A charismatic man with a flair for self-deprecation, Mr. Havel spent five years in and out of communist prisons, endured decades of police surveillance and had his many plays and essays suppressed. He led the Velvet Revolution that overthrew communism in Czechoslovakia in 1989 and served 14 years as president. All the while, he became a potent symbol in the West for the struggle against authoritarianism in communist Eastern and Central Europe. Unlike Mikhail Gorbachev, and Lech Walesa of Poland, who were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in bringing down the Soviet empire, Mr. Havel never won the prize – a source of regret for his legion of supporters, some of whom have lobbied for him to be awarded the prize posthumously. Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi was in many ways a fellow traveler to Mr. Havel. A prisoner of conscience and advocate of Gandhian passive resistance, she helped found Burma’s opposition National League for Democracy in 1988. She refused the military junta’s offer of freedom in return for emigrating and was put under house arrest in 1989. Now 68, she recently indicated she would like to be president of Myanmar. For years the organizers of Forum 2000 had left an empty chair for Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi. Those in attendance at her speech on Sunday included Norman L. Eisen, the United States ambassador to the Czech Republic; Tomas Sedlacek, Mr. Havel’s former economic adviser; and Karel Schwarzenberg, the former foreign minister, who ran Mr. Havel’s office during part of the time he was president. Mr. Sedlacek, the former Havel adviser, said Mr. Havel had never mentioned that he had turned down the nomination. “Nobody in the country ever knew this,” he said. “It is heartening that a woman of such high moral stature, who is herself a Nobel Peace Prize winner, recognized Havel’s role in this way.”

Is this why Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize?

call nations together to expand the ideals upon which it was founded. Russia, however, refused to participate — it was in the middle of a rather hot war with Japan. Roosevelt wanted both nations to take part in strengthening the court, so he decided to do what many thought he could not: End the Russo-Japanese war himself. Roosevelt invited officials from both nations to the U.S. and served as mediator for peace talks. Within weeks, he negotiated a treaty that ended the war. That is why he was honored with a Nobel Peace Prize. Roosevelt was himself a noted military officer — he had gained national fame leading the Rough Riders in the Battle of San Juan Hill, the key battle of the Spanish-American War. He had been through combat, and used his time as president to help avoid armed conflict. And he did it with the type of leadership – American leadership — that would define the following century. More than a century after Roosevelt accepted his peace prize, Obama accepted his. It was the beginning of his presidential term, but the Nobel committee had determined the new president demonstrated “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between

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peoples.” Was that sentiment premature? After what we have seen these past few weeks in relation to Syria, some have concluded it was. It is hard to argue against this.

The president said on September 10, 2013 in his address to the nation that the Syrians left him with no choice but to prepare to launch this military strike because

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he had exhausted all other diplomatic options. But was that really the case when Syria’s government leapt at the opportunity to avoid internationalizing its civil war after Russia — the center of what President Ronald Reagan rightly called the “Evil Empire” — submitted a simple, logical compromise to avoid a U.S. strike? Did Obama allow a Russian regime, not known as an international peacemaker or peacekeeper, to pick up the mantle of Rooseveltian mediation? Did he allow Russian President Vladimir Putin the opportunity to become the savior who avoided international military conflict? Some say “yes” — and that it was far from a highlight of the Obama administration’s foreign policy. A Washington Post-ABC News poll released on September 9, 2013 showed 64 percent of Americans oppose a strike — even one the Obama administration designated as “limited.” One article citing that poll called the administration’s message on Syria “muddled.” That was a euphemistic way of describing how this proposed action in the Middle East had been presented to the American people. We have been witness to a shocking lack of leadership as we found ourselves at the doorstep of military action. That is never the

way an American president should lead the nation to the brink of war. Obama won the presidency partly by campaigning against his predecessor for doing the exact same thing – essentially promising the nation a “splendid little war,” which instead seemed bound to either fail or turn into a decade-long slog. Obama distinguished himself from Hillary Clinton, his chief rival for the Democratic nomination in 2008, using the same rationale. This was high among my reasons for endorsing him early and vigorously campaigning for him across the nation. For Obama, past was becoming prologue before another nation – an incongruous peacemaking nation — stepped in to do what our president found himself incapable of doing. That is not the American way known since the days of TR. I have followed my country’s standard into battle, and on occasion have had others follow my lead. War should never be taken lightly. Generals don’t fight wars; they plan them for others to fight. Politicians neither plan nor fight, they merely authorize the tax dollars used for attack. The people fight the wars — the great common American man and woman who have shed so much blood protecting this globe for so long. No one in Washington should forget that — least of all, this president.

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THE GOOD ETHICAL LIFE -The Holy Spirit was given to enable believers to live ethically. Today we claim to Spirit for signs and wonders while our ethic is washed down the drain, often by the waters of our high-spirited Christianity-

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hen Paul instructs believers to “walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16), he does not simply mean we are to seek some supernatural experience elevated by the exercise of Holy Spirit gifts. Paul means that the Holy Spirit will help us to know what is right and wrong, and empower us to do what is right (Gordon Fee: God’s Empowering Presence). Paul’s instruction grows out of Old Testament (OT) ethics, which is all about people walking and living in the ways of the Lord. In the OT the Law tried to bring about right living and right behaviour but failed. In the New Testament the Holy Spirit is given to fulfil what the Law could not fulfil. Salvation is central here, but the Spirit is often more interested in what we do after we are saved. No wonder that Paul equates the Spirit with the Law of Christ. This is a new and higher Law with greater demands, but with unlimited source of power to help us. The flesh has its own sinful desires and they hold us captive. Those controlled by the flesh will do what it pleases. Therefore, the Spirit was given so that we will not do what we want to do, but to empower us to do what we do not want to do, or what we cannot do. The Spirit was given because Justice, righteousness and truth are opposed to the flesh and will not come naturally to us. There is an urgent need to recapture Paul’s concept of “walking in the Spirit”. Today our vision of right and wrong have been greatly blurred and our strength to do the right thoroughly impaired. The result is a complete breakdown of ethical behaviour in every sphere of life,

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1. You get to be a kid again. Remember when you were a kid and you always wanted to be a grown-up? Your parents may have looked at you and said, “Enjoy being a kid.” Well, when you have kids, that big kid inside comes out, and you get to experience all those fun kid experiences again. I always say I am still a kid ... just a kid with responsibilities. 2. Being a dad keeps you young. Although you may not have realized it, there was a time when you were not only aging, but you were acting and feeling like it. Your music choices changed, and you were unaware of a lot of things going on around you. When you become a dad, you quickly get up to speed on the newest things. You find yourself knowing what’s hot and what’s not, just so you can understand your kids a little better. 3. You find out how much you can love someone else. How often has your kid been sick and you wished you could trade places with them? When you are a dad, you have more than one heartbeat. You have yours and your kid’s. When they hurt, you hurt. But when they have joy, you probably have more joy than they do.

'God's Double Agent' tells riveting story of crusader for human rights in china

A be it in the church, family, institutions or the government. In a way, I think this is largely a vision problem - our inability to see things clearly as they are, and our inability to see things from the larger Biblical perspective of how God will reward the righteous and judge the corrupt. We are lost in our own little world of family, tribe (and constituency, if you like). For example, concern for family and our own children is a good thing, but it also leads to nepotism. In a story Jesus told (rich man and Lazarus), a rich man dies and goes to hell where his concern for his family increased. Even though concern for family increased, his vision remained as narrow as ever. He could not see beyond the need of his family and was willing to break all ethical standards, trampling over poor Lazarus to get his family saved. Who cares about ethics as long as I fulfil my duty toward my family, he might have thought. For a person with such a narrow vision of life, that’s as good as he gets. But we have a higher calling to walk in step with the Spirit. The Spirit that was present at creation; the Spirit that gave birth to the church; the Spirit that shows believers what is right and wrong and empowers believers to do the right.

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Church: the support community for such a life. How then can we continue to be filled with the Spirit and continue to walk in its ethical standards? The Body of Christ—the church—is the answer. It is the support group, the prophetic community within the world. I believe that the best way for the church to get involved in the world (to fix this world of corruption, if you like) is not by getting involved in its systems and institutions, or by entangling the church with political systems and the powers that be, but by getting involved in the lives of one another within the church. This, according to me, may work best for us considering our context where everyone, from consumer to business owners, from subjects to rulers, is member of a church somewhere. Imagine a situation where believers start involving in each other’s ethical life, reminding one another that honesty, transparency, truth, righteousness and justice cannot be negotiated or compromised in the workplace, or where we gently ask one another where that “extraincome” came from, or how that new palatial house came to be! This could create havoc where members might scatter looking for “safer” churches and pastors stressed over where the next salary will come from! I know this sounds too farfetched and maybe there are others models to explore. But I cannot think of any other way the church can be a prophetic community within the world without engaging in something like this. But alas, we are all in the same boat (or the same church). We cannot be examples to one another. We can only point to Christ and his demands with trembling hands, with fearful but hopeful hearts.

Be filled with the Spirit. Paul says those who walk in the Spirit will not gratify the desires of the flesh. This involves a change of perspective from seeing through the eye of the flesh to seeing through the eye of the Spirit. For a person controlled by the flesh it would make perfect sense to cut corners and process a few things under the table. But a person filled with the Spirit sees it as grieving the Holy Spirit and tries his best not to. It also involves a change of loyalties from the world to God and surrendering of all our past attach- Ethical living is the good and prosperous life. One thing that we must remember is that the ments and value systems and bringing them under judgement in the light of God’s new Kingdom and all ethical life is the good and prosperous life (Psalm 1), and it will not always result in having lots of money his righteousness. and material blessings. There are those who preach that financial and material prosperity is proportionWalk in the Spirit. Yes, there will be supernatural experiences like ate to living the Spirit-filled life. This is a dangerous those that Paul mentioned about being caught-up in the teaching especially for a place like Nagaland because third heaven. I wish there were more of such experi- it allows people to hide their “unknown” source of ences in our churches. But believers doing the right wealth under the “prosperity theology”. But blessed [and prosperous] is the man who walks thing in the public arena in the midst of trying and dangerous circumstances is itself a great supernatural and and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in spiritual victory because it is a signal to the powers that the path where sinners walk... But his delight and desire be that God’s will can be done on earth as it is in heaven, are in the law of the Lord [the instructions, teachings of that we can live like heaven on earth. This is spiritual God]... and everything he does shall prosper [and come warfare more meaningful and powerful than a silent to maturity]. (Psalms 1-Amplified Bible.)

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bout a year ago, Bob Fu played a critical role in a sensational human rights case. He testified before a congressional committee about the fate of the blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng and arranged for Chen to testify by phone from his hospital room in Beijing. The event is one of the climactic stories in God’s Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian’s Fight for Freedom by Fu with Nancy French, but it is just one chapter in an extraordinary life. Although television networks and newspapers around the world showed images of Fu holding up his iPhone so the committee could hear, the media could not capture the extent of the behind-the-scenes maneuvers Fu had orchestrated to bring Chen’s plight to light. In fact, Chen is only one of scores of political dissidents and persecuted Christian leaders Fu has helped guide to freedom, leading major newspapers like The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal to profile him. The Journal described Fu as “the pastor of China’s Underground Railroad.” Fu, who began calling himself “God’s Double Agent” because he taught English during the day in a Communist school and led home Bible studies at night in his native China, is the founder and president of ChinaAid in Midland, Texas. He has been compared to Martin Luther King Jr. for his work for the oppressed in China. Now God’s Double Agent tells Fu’s story, and the book reads like a work of fiction from the top of the best-seller lists. Fu grew up in the remote province of Shandong. As a university student, he participated in the pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square in 1989. But he left Beijing when his girlfriend, Heidi, became ill, avoiding the massacre when Chinese troops opened fire on the demonstrators, inflicting thousands of casualties. Back at university in Shandong, Fu found himself ostracized by students and faculty, and Chinese police forced him to write confessions and treated him like a criminal. Then one day, someone gave him a book about a Chinese intellectual who converted to Christianity. The story had a profound impact on Fu, and he realized that if China was going to change, people’s hearts would have to change—including his own. The government imprisoned Fu and Heidi, by then his wife, for two months in 1996 for their unsanctioned Christian activities with the underground church. In China, only government-approved churches can legally hold religious services. Shortly after their release, Heidi became pregnant, and they feared they would be forced to have an abortion because they hadn’t sought permission to have a child under China’s repressive population-control policies. Much like the blind dissident Chen many years later, they decided to escape. One night, Heidi left their apartment building in disguise, and Fu jumped out of a second-floor bathroom window. They fled to Thailand, Hong Kong and eventually the U.S. Fu first went to seminary in Philadelphia, starting ChinaAid in his attic, and then settled in Midland because of the supporters he met from there. In the intervening years, Fu has helped many people escape from China and has learned an important lesson. “If you’ve rescued one soul,” he writes, “it means more than the whole world.”

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What’s to love about being a dad?

re you embracing your role as a dad? Being a dad is one of the toughest jobs in the world. It ranks right up there with being a husband. Let’s say they are No. 1a and No. 1b. Wouldn’t you agree? But both have their perks. There aren’t many things, if any, that can provide as much joy. If you have never been in love before, once you become a dad, it all changes.

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4. You grow as a person more than you ever have. When our first child was born, I felt like I grew up overnight. Hanging out with the fellas and dragging into work the next day went out the door. Spending money like it was guaranteed to replenish itself the next month was no longer acceptable. Being the man I was at that point was not good enough to be the dad I wanted to be. My process of intentional growth began. 5. You become a hero—instantly. When my youngest son looks at me now, he doesn’t see my flaws. In fact, he probably sees me as invincible. When something scares him, he runs to me. When he wants something, he runs to me. (Well, sometimes he goes to my wife.) When he wants to play, he asks me to play. To our kids we are heroes, even when we mess things up. 6. You have the opportunity to pour into your kids. Your kids depend upon you to not just provide, but to teach them about life. You get the opportunity to train them up “in the way they should go” like the Bible says. What a great privilege and opportunity that is! 7. You get to hope someone is way better than you. Up until this point, your life may have focused on making yourself No. 1. But when you have kids, your focus shifts to hoping, helping and doing whatever you can to make sure they become better than you. And not just a little better, but way better! There are so many things to love about being a dad. What do you love most about it? (Source: ALLPRODAD.COM STAFF)

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ounger leaders crave transparency, openness and a new level of vulnerability. God is raising up a new generation today. Emerging Christian leaders in their 20s and 30s are going beyond the walls of church buildings to invade every area of society. I am excited to be a part of this movement. We are taking a relevant gospel message that is combined with the raw power of God. But we don't want to do this alone! We desperately need mature, godly leaders who can steer us through the mine fields of this challenging season. God is calling true apostolic fathers and mothers to rise to the occasion to equip and nurture younger leaders so they can fulfill God's purposes for their generation. One generation must build upon the legacy of another. The older generation's ceiling can become the floor for the younger generation to build upon. To successfully transition the church into this new season of exponential multiplication and impact, three principles are crucial for us to understand and practice. Today's generation is relational. Young emerging leaders desire a relationship with the seasoned leaders God has raised up in the church. We want the older generation's blessing. We don't expect perfection in our mentors and spiritual mothers and fathers. We simply desire their love, support and encouragement. We want to learn from their successes as well as their mistakes. We honor and love our spiritual leaders and we crave transparency, openness and a new level of vulnerability. I believe such love and authenticity is possible between the generations. This emerging generation truly desires to build the kingdom of God alongside the older generation. What we as sons and daughters are looking for are authentic spiritual parents who can help show us the way and encourage us to pursue our dreams. True apostolic fathers and mothers don't use control, fear, insecurity or jealousy to lead others. These things stifle the growth of God's kingdom. God is raising up leaders who lead with the heart of David, not the tactics of Saul. Saul became jealous when he learned of David's success. Out of fear, insecurity and envy he sought to remove a possible threat to his kingdom. Seasoned leaders must nev-

er be threatened by the anointing or success of an emerging leader. Leaders must be releasers, not constrictors. A true father wants his son or daughter to succeed. Love is not threatened by success but rejoices with it. Insecurity, fear or jealousy in the heart of any leader is detrimental to the health and life of the church. We must move beyond ourselves so we can effectively minister with a pure heart to see the church truly become what God has intended it to be. We must also move beyond simply "releasing" this generation to "do their thing." God is bringing a strong paradigm shift in the hearts of many leaders on this key issue. It's not just about releasing; it's also about sending. There is a big difference. This shift could mark the beginning of a new level of spiritual multiplication and acceleration. Leaders must be intentional in looking for those to

mentor and train. We must not use emerging leaders simply to build our own ministries, even though God may have them serve in supportive roles for a season. We must take the time to discover their spiritual gifts and help them get where God is ultimately calling them to be. For too long we have repeated the ageold pattern of cutting off those God is calling us to raise up. Perhaps out of a sense of rejection we interpret their vision as a betrayal of our own. But God wants leaders who know how to steward the people He entrusts to them to train. This is the mark of a selfless leader: He uses the influence God has given him to propel people forward, not to hold them down. The true mark of leadership is when God allows you to use your platform to launch others into their destinies. This relational, selfless style of leadership will empower us to make quantum leaps forward in reaching the world with the gospel. Older and younger generations must work and serve together to see the Great Commission fulfilled. Let's do it! Matt Sorger is a prophetic revivalist who travels throughout the world conducting conferences and healing services.

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Shed apathy, spread message of peace, stresses Pranab Mukherjee

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‘All India Ahimsa Parmo Dharma Awareness Campaign’

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New Delhi, September 21 (iANS): Describing communal violence as “insanity”, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday made an anguished and fervent appeal for collective efforts to spread the message of peace, harmony and non-violence. Non-violence and peace are primary teachings of our civilization. No religion preaches violence but speaks of love, compassion and service, Mukher-

jee said during the launch of an ‘All India Ahimsa Parmo Dharma Awareness Campaign’ on International Peace Day in New Delhi. “A country which cannot protect and honour its mothers, sisters and daughters cannot consider itself civilised. Inter-religious and communal violence is insanity manifested and we must urgently bring sanity back into our midst,” he said. His comments came

against the backdrop of recent communal riots in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh that left 48 people dead and forced thousands to flee their homes. The president said it was high time Indian society re-set its moral compass. “A few individuals alone cannot be blamed for the violence in our society. Our general apathy and tolerance of violence are equal culprits. Our inaction has created an atmosphere

where violence begets violence,” he said. Mukherjee said the time has come to say enough is enough. “Humanity cannot tolerate this any more. We must save humanity and civilisation. This cannot be done by Parliament or law enforcement machinery alone,” the president added. Various religious leaders also spoke on the occasion.

including Mid Day Meal and National Rural Health Mission, the prime minister said that the expressway is one of the examples of efforts made by the UPA government towards welfare of the common men in the past nine years. Union New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah said that the solar energy is a necessity for country’s fast development. Chief Minister Ashok GurGAoN, SeptemGehlot also addressed the ber 21 (ANi): Forgathering on this occasion. mer Army Chief General VK Singh on Saturday launched an all out attack on the ruling UPA Government, and said he is tar“Talent is abundant geted because of his forthin the party. If we could rightness, the arms lobby streamline the communi- and because people in the cation and coordination in bureaucracy stopped getthe party, it will be great,” ting money. Gandhi had told party “I am being targeted office?bearers in a meeting because of my forthrightin February. ness. I am being targeted The meeting had then because of the arms lobby also seen a demand for which started feeling that clear allocation of work to they cannot bribe people AICC secretaries with some and palm off equipment complaining that they have that is not worth it. I am not been given any impor- being targeted because tant task even after being people in the bureaucracy on the post for two years. stopped getting the money The AICC had since then they were getting from all been reshuffled and Gandhi these lobbies,” General (Rehas introduced measures tired) VK Singh said. to redress the problems of “And I am being targetabsence of coordinated ap- ed because some people in proach between states and the political circles feel that central leaders at the AICC. I am uniting the veterans He had been stress- who have not got a good ing that both AICC general deal even from the UPA secretaries and secretaries should visit districts more often and secretaries being younger should do it more often.The party?s new perfoma is in line with Gandhi?s views.

Metro rails can solve city transportation problems: PM JAipur, September 21 (iANS): Metro rail projects are a viable option to deal with the problem of lack of public transportation with increasing urbanisation in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday as he laid the foundation stone for the Metro phase-I here. He earlier also dedicated to the nation a solar power plant constructed under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in the Rajasthan capital.

The work on Jaipur Metro’s underground corridor, proposed from Chandpole to Badi Chaupar in Jaipur, will begin soon and is expected to cost around Rs.507 crore. “Cities are the engines of economic development in the country. Sixty percent of the GDP is contributed by the urban areas. As per an estimate, about 60 crore people will be living in cities by 2031. The increasing urbanisation brings with it several chal-

lenges. Public transportation is one of them,” said Manmohan Singh. Metro is a viable solution to deal with the lack of public transport, he noted. “I have heard that Jaipur has largest number of two-wheelers in the country. It shows the lack of good public transport system. Jaipur Metro will root out the problem of public transport here,” the prime minister said. He also stressed that availability of energy on rea-

sonable prices is essential for country’s fast development. “The need for energy has increased in the past decade. Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission is among the eight missions which are being implemented as part of national action plan to deal with the challenge of climate change. The plan was started in 2010. By 2020, we aim to produce 20,000 MW grid connected solar energy,” he said. He added that the capacity of solar energy projects

which connected with the grid has reached 1,970 MW. “I want to use this occasion to mention the ambitious Delhi-Jaipur Expressway Project. We have started work towards implementing this project. Both the states concerned have given their nod to it in principle. The travel between Delhi and Jaipur will take only two hours after completion of this expressway project,” he said. While appreciating several public welfare projects

JAipur, Sep 21 (iANS): More than 100 small airports will be developed across the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday, noting that cities are the engines of the country’s economic development. “Initially, big cities were connected by air. Now the focus is on connecting smaller cities,” he said after laying the foundation stone of the Kishangarh airport in Ajmer district, 120 km from here. He later launched Phasei of the Jaipur Metro and dedicated to the nation a solar power plant. The new airport, being built at a cost of around Rs.1.6 billion, is slated to be operational in three years. “...air connectivity has now become necessary to ensure a country’s development. The lack of air connectivity may prove to be a hindrance,” Manmohan Singh said, adding: “We have launched an ambitious project to develop small airports in small towns and cities. “As per our plans, we will develop over 100 small airports in various parts of the country. Kishangarh airport is the first project under this plan,” the prime minister said. About 16 crore people in India travelled by air last year. “In the last 10 years, there has been a big jump in people travelling by flights. The number of passengers is expected to go up to 30 crore by the end of 2020. Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh, Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Corporate Affairs Minis-

ter Sachin Pilot were also present. Later in Jaipur, the prime minister said that Metro rail projects are a viable option to deal with the problem of lack of public transportation with increasing urbanization in the country. The work on Jaipur Metro’s underground corridor, proposed from Chandpole to Badi Chaupar in Jaipur, will begin soon and is expected to cost around Rs.507 crore. “Cities are the engines of economic development in the country. Sixty percent of the GDP is contributed by the urban areas. As per an estimate, about 60 crore people will be living in cities by 2031. The increasing urbanisation brings with it several challenges. Public transportation is one of them,” said Manmohan Singh. He also stressed that availability of energy on reasonable prices is essential for country’s fast development. “The need for energy has increased in the past decade. Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission is among the eight missions which are being implemented as part of national action plan to deal with the challenge of climate change. The plan was started in 2010. By 2020, we aim to produce 20,000 MW grid connected solar energy,” he said. “I want to use this occasion to mention the ambitious Delhi-Jaipur Expressway Project...The travel between Delhi and Jaipur will take only two hours after completion of this expressway project,” he said.

party functionaries, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has introduced a monthly monitoring system for all AICC secretaries ahead of next Lok Sabha polls and ensuing assembly elections in five states. As per the new system, all AICC secretaries will have to submit details of the work being done under their jurisdictional areas in a performa to the Congress vice-president by the 10th day of every month. According to an internal communication of the AICC, the secretaries are supposed to give details of the results and outcomes achieved in their role point wise and the processes used to achieve the same. In the brief write up, the AICC secretaries will have to mention the states and the areas including the number of District Congress Com-

Gandhi’s focus on implementing the rules came amid complaints that performance was being ignored in the party and that the organisation was not given importance by those in the government. The new performa asks the AICC secretaries to specify the number of DCCs in which the DCC and its BCCs have held regular meetings, the percentage of DCCs in which the DCC and all its BCCs have held the monthly meeting, the count and percentage of DCCs and BCCs in which monthly meetings have taken place and the number of DCCs and BCCs meetings a particular AICC secretary has attended, sources say. In the latest communication to the AICC secretaries on September 14, the party has asked them to

ly meetings in August. Since the performa has been introduced from this month, they have been asked to furnish the details by September 20. After becoming vicepresident, Gandhi had held elaborate discussions with party general secretaries and secretaries seeking to understand problems in the functioning of the party. Gandhi, who has been laying stress on following a work system in the party, has since then introduced a number of such measures on the line of what is prevalent in top professional and management institutions. His style of functioning has also been criticised in some quarters as impractical but the Congress vicepresident has been persistent in his efforts to change the functioning of the party through the new processes.

New Delhi, Sep 20 (iANS): Increasing financial and technical assistance by India has helped Asia’s third largest economy to have a greater say in Africa’s affairs, a senior official of the African Development Bank has said. “Historically, India shares strong ties with Africa. Increasing financial aid and assistance will give India a greater voice in African affairs,” said Preeti Sinha, principal resource mobilisation officer of the African Development Bank. India has committed $5 billion in lines of credit for infrastructure develop-

ment in Africa. India has also committed $500 million for capacity development and $700 million to establish new institutions and training centres. India’s commitments include setting up 32 capacity-building institutions at the regional level and 40 at the bilateral level in Africa. Sinha, who is a native of Delhi and an alumnus of Yale University, said India has also been providing substantial aid through the African Development Bank. “This is the year of the 13th replenishment of the African Development Fund, a financing window

of the African Development Bank Group. We are expecting a substantial increase in the aid from India,” Sinha, who is of Indian origin, told IANS in an interview during a visit here. Sinha, who joined the African Development Bank in 2008, has worked for over 12 years with leading firms like HSBC, Lehman Brothers and JP Morgan. She was also associated with the World Economic Forum and now involved in strategy development of the Tunisia-headquartered African Development Bank group. India is one of the donor countries of the African De-

Rahul introduces monthly monitoring system 100 small airports to New Delhi, Septem- mittees (DCCs) and Block provide details of the disber 21 (pti): Keen to Congress Committees tricts in which all the BCCs be developed: PM streamline the working of (BCCs) assigned to them. and DCCs have held month-

Yoga guru Ramdev questioned for second day in UK

Kashmiri boys throw bricks and rocks at Indian police officers during a protest in Srinagar, India on September 21. Kashmiri protesters clashed with government forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir during a strike called by separatist groups against the recent killings of five Kashmiris by paramilitary soldiers in Shopian. Shopian has been under curfew for two weeks, following the killing. (AP Photo)

‘Financial aid gives India greater say in African affairs’ velopment Fund and shareholder of the African Development Bank, which has 54 African and 24 non-African countries as its members. The replenishment period of the African Development Fund Bank is a three year cycle. For the 12th replenishment period that ended this year, India had provided $14.2 million, which was 65 percent higher than the previous support. “We are expecting similar increase this time also for the 13th replenishment period,” she said. Sinha said India has committed increased financial support to Africa realis-

ing its strategic importance. “In many cases, India is a recipient of aid. However, India must help poorer countries in Africa and other parts of the world to get a greater voice in global affairs,” she said. The Indian government has earmarked $1.3 billion for foreign assistance in the budget for the current financial year that began April 1. India’s foreign aid spend has grown by an average more than 30 percent in the past five years. A substantial part of the Indian aid has gone to Africa. Sinha said during her discussions with the Indi-

Government,” he added. General (Retired) Singh had dragged the government to court prior to his retirement, seeking a change of date of birth in the official records that would have given him an extra ten months in service and in office. The former Army Chief is now in the midst of yet another controversy following a report that he had set up Technical Services Division, a secret intelligence unit, and misused secret funds to try and topple the Omar Abdullah Government, and to try and change the line of succession in the Army’s brass. General (Retired) Singh, who shared the dais at a rally in Rewari last week with BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, had earlier this year joined veteran social activist Anna Hazare in his crusade against corruption.

an officials, she also sought their support in promoting public-private-partnership (PPP) projects in Africa. “We offer advice and assistance for long-term projects. During my discussions, I have requested the officials here to encourage Indian firms for PPP projects in Africa,” she said. She said leading Indian companies like the Tatas, Vedanta and Bharti Airtel are expanding their operations and exploring new business opportunities in Africa. All these companies already have substantial business operations in the African continent.

loNDoN, September 21 (pti): British authorities today called yoga guru Ramdev to Heathrow Airport here for a second round of questioning, a day after he was detained and quizzed by customs officials for over six hours on arriving in the UK. According to sources, his questioning by airport officials for a second day is related to him travelling on a visitor’s visa instead of a business one. Ramdev is in Britain to chair a series of ‘yoga shivirs’ and talks organised by the Patanjali Yog Peeth (UK) Trust. Some unconfirmed reports claimed he was mistaken for a terror suspect. The UK Home Office refused to comment on an individual’s questioning over immigration issues. However, organisers of his events here claimed the questioning was related to Sanskrit books in Ramdev’s possession and authorities were keen to get those translated. “It was not clear why the yoga guru was detained for over six hours at Heathrow. He was not carrying anything with him except a small bag of personal effects. It is for the British authorities to explain why he was detained,” said S K Tejarawala, Ramdev’s spokesperson. Ramdev said: “I have never done anything wrong or illegal in my life. I was detained for eight

hours at the airport, but was not given any explanation. I asked them repeatedly to give me a reason for detention; but they told that they cannot disclose it to me.” Ramdev’s detention has been criticised by the BJP which urged the Centre to intervene. BJP President Rajnath Singh termed the detention of the yoga guru as “serious” issue and asked the Centre to take cognisance of the matter. One of Ramdev’s events in London, scheduled for this evening, was put on hold until the situation at the airport becomes clear. The yoga guru was to address a gathering of NRIs at the 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda at Lampton Park Conference Center in southwest London. He was to be joined by high-profile speakers, including BJP parliamentarian M Venkaiah Naidu and British minister Baroness Sandip Verma. Ramdev was then scheduled to make the keynote address at “The Future of India - Through the eyes of an NRI” event at the same conference centre tomorrow. He was expected to be joined at this event by Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousufzai. However, a question mark now hangs over Ramdev’s planned engagements in Britain.


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Sunday 22 September 2013

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JAFFNA, September 21 (Ap): Ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka's war-ravaged north voted Saturday to form their first functioning provincial government, hoping it is the first step toward wider regional autonomy and a cornerstone to prevent another cycle of violence. Tamils fought for self-rule for more than six decades after the country gained independence, first through a peaceful struggle and then a bloody civil war, but failed. However, Saturday's elections are expected to give them a limited say in their own affairs — a taste of democracy after decades under rebel or military control. Polls closed Saturday evening, and results are expected by Sunday afternoon. No major violence was reported, but election monitors reported that army soldiers and pro-government party members stood near polling stations and threatened voters. The elections are seen by the United Nations and the world community as a crucial test of reconciliation between the Tamils and the majority ethnic Sinhalese, who control Sri Lanka's government and military. "Our political problems must be resolved, another generation must not be destroyed," Rasathurai Balasubramanium, a 56-year-old mason, said after voting in his village, Thavadi. "We believe that there is a ... (slice) of democracy and law and order is still available in this country," said Gunaratman Manoharan, a 52-year-old businessman who traveled from the capital, Colombo, to vote. The country's ethnic divisions widened with the quarter-century civil war that ended in 2009 when government troops crushed the Tamil Tiger rebels, who were fighting to create an independent state. At least 80,000 people were killed in the war, and northern cities, including many on the Jaffna peninsula, were reduced to rubble. The Tamil National Alliance, considered a political proxy for the Tamil rebels during the conflict, was favored to win the elections and fielded a former Supreme Court Justice, C.V. Wigneswaran, as its chief candidate. More than 700,000 voters were registered to elect 36 members to the provincial council, though voter turnout was not immediately known. The provincial council, however, will not have much power. A governor appointed by the central government

retains almost all of the control, and Wigneswaran says that if elected, his party would lobby for wider self-rule based on federalism. The central government is against devolving such wide powers and says even existing powers in provincial hands, such as those over land and policing, are a threat to the country. It hopes to win over Tamils by rebuilding roads, schools, hospitals and other infrastructure destroyed in the war. But residents say the army is taking over large swaths of private land to build camps and even businesses such as hotels, and bringing in Sinhalese people to change the province's ethnic breakdown. Angajan Ramanathan, a 30-year-old businessman and the leading candidate for President Mahinda Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka Freedom Party, says working close to the government will bring more benefits to the war-hit community. Election campaigning had been marked by sporadic attacks and threats, mainly against Tamil Alliance supporters.In the latest incident, an election monitor said soldiers armed with clubs attacked supporters of Tamil Alliance candidate Ananthi Sasitharan at the candidate's home late Thursday, wounding eight people. Sasitharan, the wife of a former Tamil Tiger rebel leader, escaped unharmed. On Saturday, fake copies of a newspaper supportive of the TNA was circulated in parts of Jaffna saying the party had withdrawn from the elections, in what appeared to be an effort to confuse voters. As voting closed, anxious residents in the fishing village of Kurunagar gathered at a polling station to make sure ballot boxes were safely dispatched to the counting centers. Several voters whom The Associated Press tried to interview were afraid to talk, fearing the army would visit their homes and question them. Tamils have been demanding regional autonomy to the country's north and east, where they are the majority, since Sri Lanka became independent from Britain in 1948. The campaign took the form of nonviolent protests for many years, but in 1983 civil war broke out between government forces and armed Tamil groups calling for full independence.

ACApuLCO, September 21 (AFp): More than 100 people have been killed and scores are missing in landslides and flooding caused by heavy rain in Mexico, a senior government official said. Interior minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong delivered the grim news yesterday from the resort town of Acapulco, in one of the worstaffected regions, with President Enrique Pena Nieto by his side. The death toll stood at 101, with 68 people missing following a massive mudslide that swallowed half of the village of La Pintada, in Guerrero state, Osorio Chong said. Mexico was hammered by the one-two punch of tropical storms Ingrid and Manuel, which left a trail of destruction that damaged tens of thousands of homes, flooded cities and washed out roads. After regenerating into a hurricane and hitting the

northwestern state of Sinaloa late Thursday, affecting 100,000 people and killing three, Manuel finally dissipated over the mountains. The state of Guerrero was the hardest hit, with at least 65 deaths and its Pacific resort of Acapulco left isolated after the two roads to Mexico City were covered in landslides on Sunday. Osorio Chong also said that authorities are searching for a police helicopter that had been evacuating people from La Pintada when it disappeared Thursday. Only crew members were apparently missing. Rescuers have abandoned the search by air because of heavy fog, but have continued to search by land, Osorio Chong said. “We are really worried,” the minister earlier told Radio Formula. “They risked their lives all the time, because it was important to evacuate people.”

Thousands of tourists trapped in flood-stricken Acapulco for almost a week packed into cars and buses yesterday after authorities reopened the road link to Mexico City following the storms. Traffic piled up as police allowed cars to leave in groups of 50 to avoid huge backups on the “Sun Highway.” The highway department warned travellers that the trip north, which usually takes around four hours, would last nine to 10 hours, with only a single lane open in some stretches and a diversion to another road. “Thank God we’re leaving, even if there is traffic,” said Imelda Cuellar Ramirez, a Mexican holidaymaker who was driving out with eight relatives. More than 40,000 tourists, mostly Mexicans seeking sun during a three-day holiday weekend, were left stranded when the storms struck five days ago.

ISLAmAbAD, September 21 (Ap): Pakistan released its highest-ranking Afghan Taliban prisoner on Saturday in an effort to jump-start Afghanistan’s struggling peace process, Pakistani officials said. The Afghan government has long demanded that Pakistan free Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s former deputy leader who was arrested in a joint raid with the CIA in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi in 2010. Pakistani intelligence and security officials confirmed that he left detention Saturday but did not provide any details, including where he was held. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry announced earlier that Baradar would be released Saturday “to further facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process,” but also didn’t provide any details. Mohammad Ismail Qasimyar, a member of the council tasked by the Afghan government to negotiate with the Taliban, praised Baradar’s release, saying “we are very much hopeful that Mullah Baradar can play an important role in the peace process.” Wakil Ahmad Muttawakil, who served as foreign minister for the Taliban when the group ruled Afghanistan, also hailed Bardar’s release and cau-

tioned Pakistan not to try to control his movements now that he is free. “They also have to allow him contact with Taliban leaders and for him to be useful for peace in Afghanistan,” Muttawakil told The Associated Press. Pakistan has released at least 33 Taliban prisoners over the last year at the Afghan government’s request in an attempt to boost peace negotiations between the insurgents and Kabul. But there is no sign that the previous releases have helped peace talks, and some of the prisoners are believed to have returned to the fight against the Afghan government. The U.S. was reluctant to see Baradar released, believing he would also return to the battlefield. Afghanistan has in the past called on Pakistan to release Taliban prisoners into its custody. But they have instead been set free in Pakistan, and it was likely the same would happen with Baradar. Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Janan Mosazai has said Baradar must be “accessible, secure and with a known address” if he remains in Pakistan. The circumstances surrounding Baradar’s arrest in Karachi were murky. Afghan officials said at the time that he was holding secret peace talks with the Afghan government and accused Pakistan of arresting

him to sabotage or gain control of the process. Others said the U.S. was the driving force behind his arrest. Pakistan is a key player in Afghan peace talks because of its historical ties to the Taliban. Islamabad helped the Taliban seize control of Afghanistan in 1996 and is widely believed to have maintained ties with the group, despite official denials. But there is also significant distrust between the two, and Pakistan has arrested dozens of Taliban militants in the years following the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 — possibly to hold as bargaining chips. Pakistan has increasingly pushed for a peace settlement because it is worried that chaos in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of most U.S. combat troops by the end of 2014 could make it more difficult to fight its own domestic Taliban militants. It could also send a flood of new refugees into Pakistan. The most recent attempt to push forward peace negotiations foundered in June in the Qatari capital of Doha. The Afghan president pulled the plug on the talks even before they began because he was angered that the group marked the opening of its Doha political office with the flag, anthem and symbols of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan — the group’s name when they ruled the country.

LONDON, September 21 (reuterS): A U.S. atom bomb nearly exploded in 1961 over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima, according to a declassified document published in a British newspaper on Friday. The Guardian newspaper said the document, obtained by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser under the Freedom of Information Act, gave the first conclusive evidence that the United States came close to a disaster in January 1961. The incident happened when two Mark 39 hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped over Goldsboro, North Carolina, after a B-52 bomber broke up in midair. There has been persistent speculation about how serious the incident was and the U.S. government has repeatedly denied its nuclear arsenal put Americans’ lives at risk through safety flaws, the newspaper said. But the newly published document said one of the two bombs behaved exactly in the manner of a nuclear weapon in wartime, with its parachute opening and its trigger mechanisms engaged. Only one low-voltage switch prevented a cataclysm. Fallout could have spread over Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and even New York City, the paper said, threatening the lives of millions of people. In the document, Parker Jones, a senior engineer in the Sandia National Laboratories responsible for the mechanical safety of nuclear weapons, concluded that “one simple, dynamo-technology, low-voltage switch stood between the United States and a major catastrophe.” Jones’ report, titled “Goldsboro Revisited or: How I Learned to Mistrust the H-Bomb,” was written eight years after the accident in which one hydrogen bomb fell into a field near Faro, North Carolina, and the other into a meadow. He found that three of four safety mechanisms designed to prevent unintended detonation failed to operate properly in the Faro bomb. When the bomb hit the ground, a firing signal was sent to the nuclear core of the device and it was only the final, highly vulnerable switch that averted a disaster. “The MK 39 Mod 2 bomb did not possess adequate safety for the airborne alert role in the B-52,” Jones concluded. The Guardian said the document was found by Schlosser as he was researching a new book on the nuclear arms race, “Command and Control.”

NAIrObI, September 21 (Ap): Gunmen threw grenades and opened fire Saturday killing at least 22 people in an attack targeting non-Muslims at an upscale mall in Kenya’s capital that was hosting a children’s day event, a Red Cross official and witnesses said. The attackers remained inside and firing subsided as military surrounded the mall hours after the attack. People continued to trickle out from hiding places within the Westgate mall, which is frequented by expatriates and rich Kenyans in Nairobi’s affluent Westlands neighborhood. Kenya Red Cross official Abbas Gullet said at least 22 people were killed in the attack that police blamed on terrorists. He said the death toll would likely rise. “We are treating this as a terrorist attack,” said police chief Benson Kibue, adding that there are likely no more than 10 attackers involved. Police did not say what group was responsible for the attack. Somali’s rebel group al-Shabab vowed in late 2011 to carry out a large-scale attack in Nairobi in retaliation for Kenya’s sending of troops into Somalia to fight the Islamic insurgents.Off duty Sgt. Major Frank Mugungu said Saturday he saw four male attackers and one female, and that he could clearly identify one of the gunmen as a Somali, though he could not identify the rest. The Westgate mall, with shops like Nike, Adidas and Bose, has Israeli ownership, and security personnel have in the past identified the mall as a likely terror target in the city. Elijah Kamau, who was at the mall at the time of the midday attack, said that the gunmen made a declaration that non-Muslims would be targeted. The mother and a security guard help a child outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya on September 21, after “The gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave. gunmen threw grenades and opened fire during an attack that left multiple dead and dozens wounded. A witness to the attacks on the upscale shopping mall says that gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave and that non- They were safe, and non-Muslims would be targeted,” he said. Jay Patel, who sought cover on an upper floor in the Muslims would be targeted. (AP Photo)

mall when shooting began, said that when he looked out of a window onto the upper parking deck of the mall he saw the gunmen with a group of people. Patel said that as the attackers were talking, some of the people stood up and left and the others were shot. The gunmen carried AK-47s and wore vests with hand grenades on them, said Manish Turohit, 18, who hid in a parking garage for two hours. “They just came in and threw a grenade. We were running and they opened fire. They were shouting and firing,” he said after being marched out of the mall in line with about 15 people who held their hands in the air. Rob Vandijk, who works at the Dutch embassy, said he was eating at a restaurant inside the mall when attackers lobbed hand grenades inside the building. He said gunfire then burst out and people screamed as they dropped to the ground. It appears the attack began at the outdoor seating area of Artcaffe at the front of the mall, witnesses said. Patrick Kuria, an employee at Artcaffe, said: “We started by hearing gunshots downstairs and outside. Later we heard them come inside. We took cover. Then we saw two gunmen wearing black turbans. I saw them shoot.” Some people were shot at the entrance to the mall after volleys of gunfire moved outside and a standoff with police began. Ambulances continued to stream in and out of the mall area, ferrying the wounded who gradually emerged from hiding inside the mall. People clutched their small children, and some cried. At one point in the day mall guards used shopping carts to wheel out wounded children. A local hospital was overwhelmed with the number of wounded being brought in hours after the attack, so they had to divert them to a second facility.

Sri Lankan ethnic Tamils wait to cast their votes at a polling station during the northern provincial council election in Jaffna, Sri Lanka on September 21. The Tamils who are concentrated in the country's northern province are taking part in the election to form their first functioning provincial council, hoping that it will be first step toward winning wider self-government which they failed to achieve over the past 60 years, first through non-violent protests and strikes and later through a bloody quarter-century civil war.(AP Photo)

The provincial council was created in 1987 as an alternative to separation. But the Tigers — the strongest of the rebel groups, and eventually the de facto government across much of the north and east — rejected it as inadequate. The fighting that followed prevented the council from functioning. The military defeat of the Tigers meant Tamils were back to where they had started 60 years earlier, with no tangible achievement, tens of thousands of deaths and losing another million who fled the country as refugees. The United Nations has called on Sri Lanka repeatedly to more thoroughly investigate war crimes allegedly

More than 100 killed in Mexico landslides

Pakistan releases top Taliban prisoner

committed by both sides. A U.N. report has indicated Sri Lankan troops may have killed as many as 40,000 Tamil civilians in the final months of the conflict. The Tigers are also accused of killing civilians, holding them as human shields and recruiting child soldiers. The U.N. estimates that 80,000 to 100,000 people died in the conflict, but the number is feared to be much higher. Few outsiders had any access to combat zones in the bloody final phase of the war. The Tamil Alliance has said if it wins control of the provincial government, it also will push for an international war crimes investigation.

‘Atom bomb nearly exploded over North Carolina in 1961’

22 dead in upscale Nairobi mall attack


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Yuvraj, Rahul lead India 'A' to T20 victory Radwanska reaches final of Korea Open BANGALORE, SEPTEMBER 21 (PTI): An inspired Yuvraj Singh once again led from the front with an all-round effort while legspinner Rahul Sharma produced a five-for as India 'A' cantered to a crushing 93-run win in the oneoff Twenty20 match against the West Indies 'A' on Sunday. Opting to bat, the hosts posted a mammoth 214 for seven, before bowling out the visitors for just 121 in 16.3 overs at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, which witnessed Andre Russell creating a record in List A cricket as he grabbed four wickets in as many balls in a sensational bowling effort, which, however, went in vain. Before picking up two wickets, Yuvraj had stroked his way to a 35-ball 52, hitting four boundaries and three sixes. Both Unmukt Chand (47 off 29) and Kedar Jadhav (42 off 21) belted four fours and two sixes each in their brisk knocks. With the ball, Rahul was by far the most impressive bowler, returning impressive figures of five for 23 on a pitch where his teammates plundered runs at will. The win could be called a consolation

for the hosts after the 1-2 defeat in the unofficial ODI series. Earlier, after being carted around by the Indian batsmen, the West Indies 'A', albeit a little too late into the innings, found their man in Russell who dismissed Jadhav, Yuvraj (52), Naman Ojha (0) and Yusuf Pathan (0) in the first four deliveries of the penultimate over. The damage had, however, been done by then as the hosts closed in on 200. Seeking to make a comeback to the Indian team, Yuvraj put on a handy 80-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Jadhav, capitalising on a good start given by Uthappa and Chand for the first wicket. The opening duo put on 74 runs in 6.4 overs before they were separated. The left-handed Yuvraj was merciless against some wayward bowling and played shots at will before edging Russell to West Indies 'A' captain Kieran Powell at midwicket. Jhadav, who was sent into bat ahead of Yusuf, did not disappoint. Initially, Jadhav even outscored Yuvraj. He was a treat to watch as he collected runs with his lofted and ground shots.

Virat Kohli is now BSF brand ambassador

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 21 (TNN): Ace cricketer Virat Kohli is set to don the cap and blazer of the Border Security Force (BSF). As the brand ambassador of BSF — the first such arrangement for a central paramilitary force — he will boost the morale of its rank and file by periodically touring their stations of deployment and being the BSF's face at public events. By associating himself with the BSF, Kohli, whose

mass appeal lies in his sheer grit and dedication to the game, is expected to encourage his young fans to make a career out of guarding Indian borders. Kohli will be officially named BSF brand ambassador at a ceremony here on Sunday. He will be presented the BSF cap and blazer for offering his honorary services. "Virat Kohli has been bestowed this honour for his outstanding example of hard work, supreme dedica-

Football World Cup a risk factor for domestic violence?

LONDON, SEPTEMBER 21 (PTI): Domestic abuse increases during World Cup football matches - especially if the home team loses, a new study in the UK has claimed. Researchers analysed figures from Lancashire Constabulary across three tournaments in 2002, 2006, and 2010. After controlling for day of the week, incidents of domestic abuse rose by 38 per cent in Lancashire when the England team played and lost and increased by 26 per cent when the England national team played and won or drew compared with days when there was no England match. There was also a carryover effect, with incidents of domestic abuse 11 per cent higher the day after an England match. The report carried out by Dr Stuart Kirby and Professor Brian Francis of Lancaster University with Rosalie O'Flaherty showed the average number of incidents of domestic violence on the days when England played was 79.3 compared with 58.2 on the days the team did not play. There was also evidence that incidents were high on the day fol-

lowing an England game, with an average of 70.5 reported cases, and the number of cases also rose whenever the England game was played on a weekend. "The World Cup appears a reason for many to party, however delight and expectation can turn into despair and conflict with the kick of a ball," a police officer quoted in the report said. The researchers also found that reported domestic abuse incidents increased in frequency with each new tournament, from an average of 64 in 2002 rising to 99 in 2010. The researchers said there could be several factors behind these findings. "The tournament is held in the summer and is associated with warmer temperatures, increased alcohol consumption and brings individuals in closer proximity to others. "Although it is difficult to say the tournament is a causal factor, the prestigious tournament does concentrate the risk factors into a short and volatile period, thereby intensifying the concepts of masculinity, rivalry and aggression," researchers said.

tion, valiant fighter spirit, supreme concentration, the qualities synonymous with a BSF leader," the BSF said on Friday. Though it is common for the armed forces to bestow honorary ranks on top cricketers and rope them in as brand ambassadors like MS Dhoni (Territorial Army), Sachin Tendulkar (Indian Air Force) and Kapil Dev (Territorial Army), this is the first time the BSF has entered this arena.

Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska returns a shot against Spain's Lara Arruabarrena during the semifinal match of the Korea Open tennis championships in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Radwanska defeated Arruabarrena 6-0, 6-2. (AP Photo)

SEOUL, SEPTEMBER 21 (AP): Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska advanced to the final of the Korea Open on Saturday with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Lara Arruabarrena. Radwanska, making her debut in the Seoul tournament, hit eight aces in a match that lasted 1 hour, 4 minutes at Olympic Park tennis stadium. "It was definitely a very good match — I was playing really good tennis," Radwanska said. "It was

really hot out there but I played my 100 percent throughout the match, so that's why it was two quick sets." The Polish player will face third-seeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in Sunday's final. Pavlyuchenkova had a much harder time in her semifinal, beating former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy, 7-6 (11), 7-6 (6). Pavlyuchenkova saved three set points in the first tiebreak-

er and came back from 3-0 down in the second to close it out. "I'm so tired right now, to be honest," Pavlyuchenkova said. "I'm happy to be in the final, but I'm still thinking about the match, how tough it was." Radwanska leads Pavlyuchenkova 2-1 in head-tohead matches, though only one of those meetings came in the last four years — a tight two-setter in Radwanska's favor at the U.S. Open a few weeks ago.

those receiving lesser sentences. "I hope better sense prevails and people look beyond their personal desires. I hope they select a good leadership and convey the right message across the world because everyone is watching us," Randhir said. "We can only hope they have a strong secretary-general and president who can take India forward at a time when our sportsmen are doing well," Randhir added.

The Indian sports ministry and several prominent athletes, including India's only individual Olympic gold medal winner, Abhinav Bindra, have lauded the IOC in its efforts to clean up India's sports administration bodies, which were widely blamed for corruption, mismanagement and building delays in the lead-up to the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. Former IOA president

Suresh Kalmadi and his close aide, Lalit Bhanot, were jailed in graft cases related to the Commonwealth Games before being released on bail. Though Kalmadi decided not to seek re-election, Bhanot was elected secretarygeneral in the controversial IOA elections last December. There are also several other Indian sports administrators who have been charged in cases not related to sports administration.

IOC member says India running out of time NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 21 (AP): A top Indian Olympic official says the suspended Indian Olympic Association is running out of time to clean up its administration before next year's major sporting events. The Indian Olympic Association was suspended in December for conducting elections declared illegal by the International Olympic Committee. It's been given an Oct. 31 dead-

line by the IOC to amend its constitution and a Dec. 15 deadline to hold fresh elections if it wants to return to the Olympic fold. "The IOC executive board is clear that elections will be authorized only after the amendments asked for are complied with," International Olympic Committee member Randhir Singh told The Associated Press on Saturday. "If these deadlines are not met, it

will mean a crucial loss of time close to big events like the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the Winter Olympics next year." The IOC, which is helping IOA firm up a new constitution, wants officials charged in any case by an investigating body to be barred from running in future IOA elections, whereas the IOA wants to ban only those jailed for two years or more and decide on the merits of

‘Mark Webber had a future in Formula One’

SINGAPORE, SEPTEMBER 21 (REUTERS): Mark Webber could have stayed in Formula One and challenged for grand prix victories for several more years had he not "fallen out of love" with the sport, according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. Australian Webber, 37, announced in June he was leaving the world champions, winners of the last three constructors' titles, at the end of the season to join Porsche in their Le Mans sportscar programme. "Mark's chosen to leave and only he knows the full reasons behind that," Horner told Reuters ahead of Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix. "In terms of his performance and capability, I think he could have done another couple of years, but I think he's fallen out of love a little with Formula One." Webber, winner of nine races in seven seasons with Red Bull, has been

eclipsed by triple champion team mate Sebastian Vettel since the German took his first title in 2010 and their relationship has been frosty. The Australian will be replaced by compatriot Daniel Ricciardo next year. "He (Webber) has decided to take on a new challenge in sportscar racing and he has always had a passion for that kind of racing, that's where he came from to Formula One, and he's chosen to pursue his career in that direction," said Horner. "Could he have stayed in Formula One for another year or two? He is fit enough, he is quick enough, I would have thought he could have." Public Spat Webber's fractured relationship with Vettel may have played a part in his decision to leave Formula One's top side, but the Australian has denied this. He has also been critical of

the way the racing has changed to put more of a premium on tyre management. The Red Bull pair had a public spat in March at the Malaysian race when Vettel ignored team orders to pass Webber and take the chequered flag leading to a row before the podium presentation. While Vettel is heading for a fourth successive title with a healthy 53 point lead, Webber is fifth in the standings and 92 points behind his team mate with seven races remaining. Horner said Ricciardo, 24, would be able to challenge Vettel on equal terms. "The key factors behind the signing of Daniel Ricciardo for next season were fairly simple, one he is tremendously quick, two he is a product of the Red Bull junior programme so we know him very well and three he is very young and the best guy to fill the shoes that Mark Webber has left behind.

Mechanics prepare the car of Red Bull driver Mark Webber of Australia before the second practice session for the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Friday, Sept. 20. (AP Photo)

Tiger Woods' quest for Nicklaus' record is over

ATLANTA, SEPTEMBER 21 (AP): When Tiger Woods walked blankly off the 18th green at the Tour Championship on Friday — worn out and looking older than his rapidly approaching 38th birthday — it's never been clearer. Jack Nicklaus' record is safe. There's no way Woods is going to win four more majors, which would tie the Golden Bear's mark of 18 titles, much less the five he needs to have it all to himself. One or two? Sure. Four or five? Not a chance. "Just ran out of gas," Woods said glumly. "I'm tired." No doubt, he's still one of the world's best players. He's ranked No. 1 in the world and has won five times this year, more than twice as many victories as anyone else. But, quick, name Tiger Woods hits from from the second tee during the second round of the Tour Champion- any of them. Woods, you see, can still win on those ship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Friday, Sept. 20. (AP Photo)

courses where he's always been successful. Otherwise, we're watching a slow, unstoppable slide that was probably accelerated by his shenanigans off the course a few years ago. Time didn't stand still for Nicklaus. Or Arnold Palmer. Or Ben Hogan. It won't for Woods, either. The guy who seemingly made every big putt in his prime can no longer rely on that facet of his game with impunity, the surest sign of a golfer in the throes of middle age. There's also a body that keeps breaking down, something that all aging athletes must face, but seems to be affecting Woods earlier than most — perhaps because he started so young. He's already had four surgeries. Once, the mere sight of Woods' name on the leaderboard would cause his ri-

vals to shake in their spikes. Now, he's just another guy they think they can beat — tougher than most, perhaps, but no longer a snappily dressed version of "The Terminator." Woods started the Tour Championship with a birdie-less round of 73, leaving him next-to-last in the elite 30-player field. He had the gallery roaring Friday when he strung together four birdies in a stretch of six holes, pushing him to 5-under for the round and 2-under for the tournament. But an errant drive at the 14th struck a tree left of the fairway, and he passed on a chance to punch it back in the fairway — which likely would've ensured no worse than a bogey. Instead, he turned to his left, eyeing an opening in the trees, and tried to cut it in a greenside bunker.

He wound up next to the portable toilets and took a double-bogey 6. Then, on the 17th, Woods yanked his tee shot into the water on the left side of the fairway. After taking a stroke penalty, he left his next shot about 88 yards short of the flag. A hideous wedge came up far short of the green, and he switched to the putter to get it up the hill. Instead, the ball stopped a few inches shy of the short grass. Incredibly, after taking four swings and five strokes, Woods had yet to reach the green. He wound up with a triple bogey and finished with a 71, 14 shots behind leader Henrik Stenson. About the same time Woods' round was falling apart, Nicklaus was at the opening of a pizza restaurant in South Carolina. As always, he was asked about Woods' major

drought, which dates to the 14th of his titles at the 2008 U.S. Open. "If you look at it realistically, Tiger's probably got another 10 years of top golf," Nicklaus said. "That's 40 majors. Can he win five of them? I think he probably will." That's been his standard reply. More relevant is the record book. Hogan is the only player to win five majors after his 38th birthday — the number Woods needs for the record. Nicklaus and Old Tom Morris are the only others to win as many as four after the age that Woods will turn on Dec. 30. Also consider: Gene Sarazen is the only player to win as many as four more majors after a major-less streak as long as Woods'. No matter what Nicklaus might say for public consumption, he can rest easy. His record is safe.


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What drives me: The Freedom to Function & Execute duties at my own discretion. Business Mantra: “One Life, Live it Kingsize.” I am the Entrepreneur because... I can maximise resources and make life more simple.

Name: Kele Business Name Headhunters Ent.

Sector : Manufacturing

What drives me:To achive total self sustainability , irrespective of our socioeconomic . Business Mantra: “Find the Right person for the Right job.” I am the Entrepreneur because... Confident with exceptional Negotiation skills.

What drives me: Goodwill, hardwork and a good business plan. Business Mantra: “Never give up ,No matter what”. I am the Entrepreneur because... I do the same things differently .

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Name: Tokato Sumi Business Name T G Enterprise

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Sector: IT Repair & Sales/Hardware What drives me : Flexibility and ownership to do my own thing. Business Mantra: “Dream , innovate, initatate”. I am the Entrepreneur because... with every passing day, I learn more and I apply this to generating business ideas.

Sector : Media & Films

What drives me : Excitement of transforming imaginations, thought, ideas and watching it take shape in a visual form drives me and my passion. Business Mantra: Its easy to point fingers and blame the system, but in the end its you who makes/breaks your career. I am the Entrepreneur because... I am ambitious hard working and will do anything to achieve my goals.

Name: Athem Business Name Runway

Name: Vethivo Kezo Business Name MS Kezo Enterprises

Business Name Aben

Sector : Telecom & Contracts

Sector : Hand-made Jewelry Design & Sales

What drives me : Money Business Mantra: “Control, Convert & Change.” I am the Entrepreneur because... I am the early Bird.

What drives me : Creativity and innovating global designs that showcase local expression. Business Mantra: Learning is limitless, there’s always so much creativity that comes out of a good conversation. I am the Entrepreneur because... Im focussed, I work hard and Im willing to follow my passion.

Name: Michael Business Name Elision Computers

Name: Among Anjo Business Name Star Mart

The Entrepreneur What drives me : My patient for Design & Love Carpentry & Seeing all the scope of furniture. Business Mantra: “My innovation and creativity.” I am the Entrepreneur because... I started with a hammer and a handshaw and now we have clients waiting for us to work on products.

What drives me : A never give up attitude. Business Mantra: “There is always a way for people who don`t believe in giving up.” I am the Entrepreneur because... I believe I am the change and I can provide more employement.

What drives me : Zeal and energy to grow. Business Mantra: “Stay Smart,Think big, Fellow your heart & be passionate in whatever you do.” I am the Entrepreneur because... I create, I grow and I can make decisions.

Sector: Retail FMCG

What drives me : Finding Opportunities & gap in our Economy to achive higher. Business Mantra: “Do it professionally with a proper system & process.” I am the Entrepreneur because... I make a difference.

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Name: Zuboni Humtsoe Business Name PreciousMeLove Sector: Online Clothing Store

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Sector: ITSoftware development/Repair & Sales

Sector: Clothing retail

Sector: Carpentry & Furniture

Name: Oren Ovung Business Name: Touch Organisation

Sector:Wholesale & Sourcing FMCG

What drives me : passion for business and hard work. Business Mantra: Making life simple. I am the Entrepreneur because... I want to give back to society.

What drives me : Creativity, Passion & the will to be different. Business Mantra: “ Work is Worship.” I am the Entrepreneur because... Because I dare to be different .

Name: Tsukti Longkumer Business Name Longpok Holdings Sector : Printing Services & Instruments What drives me : To be an Example to your people. Business Mantra: Work and Eat. I am the Entrepreneur because... I am hardworking and I know what it takes.

Name: Ayong Konyak Business Name : Jojo’s Eatery Sector: Hospitality & Local Food

What drives me : My initiative to preserve, promote and popularise Naga cuisineor and give Identity to Naga Indigenous cuisine. Business Mantra: God has given all us all verious skills, we must do justice to it. I am the Entrepreneur because... I cannot settle for mediocrarcy, Its one life and I make the most of it.

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Cadence headlines 4th Jackie Chan theme park coming up in China phase of MTF Live Series A theme park dedicated to Jackie Chan is being built in his honor in china. The construction of the theme park has begun in Yizhuang, Beijing. It will contain five major themed areas and various cultural exhibition centers filled with items Chan collected over the years, CNN reported. Though the visitors won’t be charged for entering the park, they will have to buy tickets to enter some of the attractions.

Kim Kardashian ‘obsessed’ with Sarah Jessica Parker

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Cadence performing at the MTF Live series

& Hum Lounge, kohima hosted the fourth phase of MTF Live series on Saturday evening at the lounge, with winners of the 5th Nagaland Music Awards (Heavy Metal category) Cadence headlining the show. A Christian progressive rock band (Melodic, Modern, Metal), Cadence formed in October 2010, is composed of Ato Nienu, Sede Yiese, Zhazo Sorhie, Thejasetuo Keretsu all hailing from Kohima. Manager of the band Theja Kire divulged, “The members of the band have all finished graduation and are employed. Inspite of their work their passion for Music still binds them together keeping their music alive. Part of the success of the band relies on their mutual respect and understanding of each other’s musicality as every member takes an active role in composing their songs”.

With their musically diverse background and tastes all adding to the creative mix, their songs emerge from their lengthy jam sessions, each unique and yet definitely worth listening. Theja also thanked Rattle & Hum Lounge proprietor Akiebu for giving an opportunity to the band to showcase their music to the people. Cadence was also awarded the Best band in the Rock (Heavy/ Metal) category in the 4th Music Award Nagaland 2012too, they also won the online (http:// www.qyuki.com) Qyuki Contest, the Kohima Inter Ward Band Competition 2011 the band was also shortlisted in the online National Top 10 Aquajam contest (http://www.songdew.com/ ). The band also represented Kohima District NSACS Rock-Aware 2011 and the 2011 and 2012 edition of the Hornbill National Rock Contest.

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ccording to a new report from RadarOnline, the reality star is so obsessed with the fashion praise Sarah Jessica Parker gets that she’s hired the Sex and the City’s publicist. Kim Kardashian hopes to win the same fashion fans that Sarah Jessica Parker has and is using the Sex and The City’s publicist to get them, according to a new report. If that goes well, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star may even look into adding more members of Sarah’s esteemed team such as her stylist, hairdresser and makeup artist. ‘Kim wants to be seen as sophisticated, as high-end and fashion, not the girl who made a sex tape and is famous for being famous,’ a publicist told NaughtyButNiceRob. com. ‘Kim is trying to buy her reinvention by employing SJP’s team,’ the source explained. The E! star has been working hard to get onto the cover of Vogue, according to several sources, and looking like Sarah may be her ticket. Kim has recently been using Jennifer Lopez’s styling team Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn. ‘Sarah thinks the whole thing is flattering but a little creepy,’ an insider tells Radar. ‘If Kim wants to be Sarah, her advice would be to go to acting classes. Learn a craft and become admired for the work you do, not just the way you look.’

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Champions Barak FC start with convincing win

Players in action at the match between Kohima Komets and Zonipang SA during the first match day of Nagaland Premier League’s 2nd edition. (Photo by Pebu Belho)

Mokokchung opening kickoff deferred

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel, centre, of Germany gives a thumbs up after winning the qualifying session for the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore on Sept. 21. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, right, of Germany, was second fastest and Lotus driver Romain Grosjean, left, of France, third for tomorrow's race.(AP Photo)

Sebastian Vettel takes pole position for Singapore GP

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Dimapur | September 21

Last year’s defending champion Barak FC overcame Dynamic FC 4-2 while Dimapur United Football Club downed Doyang Football Club 3-2 in the opening Nagaland Premier League matches played here at DDSC Stadium Saturday. In the first match between Barak FC and Dynamic FC, both the sides went on attack mode right from the start and made repeated forays into the rival’s goal mouth. The break for Barak came in the 33rd minute when their forward Khuanyang scored the first goal and the score remained 1-0 in the first half. In the second half, Dynamic players initially looked like they ran out of steam. Dominating major part of the second half, Barak FC added three goals with Masenbuibou scoring in the 46th minute and their star striker Asian pumping in two successive goals in the 50th and 64th minutes. Dynamic’s fate seemed to have been sealed as the scoreboard read 4-0 in Barak’s favour till the 85th minute. But to surprise of the spectators, Dynamic’s players made a

spirited comeback in the dying minutes and scored two goals before the final whistle, to salvage some pride. Dynamic’s goals came through the boots of Rajesh (86th min) and Meren (90th min). The second match between Dimapur United and Doyang witnessed a more thrilling game as Doyang players tried their best to counter their rivals both in attack and defense. Dimapur United displayed superior tactics and experience in the field but Doyang with their “never give up” attitude frustrated the rival’s thirst for more goals. Lalboi opened the account for Dimapur United with a sure footer when United were awarded a penalty in the 22nd minute. Interestingly, Lalboi’s score came in the rebound shot as Doyang’s custodian Nzanthung blocked the first attempt. Doyang’s goalkeeper Nzanthung emerged as the crowd’s favourite for his many saves and acrobatic skills. Speed and surprise attacks marked the second half of the game as the match was reduced to 80 minutes from the normal 90 minutes due to approaching dusk. In the first minute, Moi scored the second goal for Dimapur United. Wil-

liam drew the first blood for Doyang in the 46th minute with a swift but sure footer which caught the rival goalkeeper unaware. United’s Ajanpou gave his team a 2-1 lead by scoring the third goal for his team in the 70th minute. William’s second goal in the 73th minute could not save the day for the spirited Doyang as the score stood at 3-2 against his team. United’s Lalboi and Doyang’s Thungchibemo were penalised with yellow cards.

SINGAPORE, SPETEMBER 21 (AP): Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel claimed pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix, besting his fading championship rivals Saturday despite gambling on skipping the last flying lap of qualifying. Already boasting a big lead in the Formula One drivers' championship standings, Vettel sat out the last section of qualifying under the lights at Marina Bay in order to save a set of the super soft tires for the race. The decision looked questionable as Mercedes' Nico Rosberg, Red Bull teammate Mark Webber and Lotus' Romain Grosjean all began strongly on their final laps and threatened to tip Vettel out of top spot. Vettel was chewing his fingernails watching on the monitors in the garage and pumped his fist when he saw his time had stood up, as Rosberg finished a tenth of a second behind him in second. Grosjean, Webber and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton were third through fifth

respectively, all within half a second of Vettel, who notched his fifth pole position of the season. "I knew we had a cushion, that is why we decided not to run," Vettel said. "The thing you don't know is how much the track improves. It was very close and it's not the best feeling when you are standing there and watching. "I'm very happy with the result, the car has been phenomenal all weekend." Rosberg described second place as "a great result," but said the thin margin between his time and that of Vettel was a bit misleading. "They (Red Bull) gambled a bit and I am sure they are a bit quicker than that last time, if Sebastian used another set of tires," Rosberg said. Grosjean's third place matched his best qualifying performance of the season, made all the more impressive by the fact that his more accomplished teammate Kimi Raikkonen was a lowly 13th. With Raikkonen moving on to Ferrari next sea-

son, Grosjean is auditioning for a team leader role, but is also aware he is not guaranteed a seat with Lotus next year. "I don't really care (about beating Raikkonen)," Grosjean said. "My relationship with Kimi has always been not very 'speaky.' I am just focused on what I have to do and we will see." Ferrari pair Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso qualified in sixth and seventh place respectively, with McLaren's Jenson Button eighth, Toro Rosso's Daniel Ricciardo ninth and Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez a career-best 10th, bettering his previous high of 14th. Vettel, who is on track for a fourth straight world championship, is aiming for his third straight victory at Marina Bay, where pole sitters have a marked advantage on the tight and twisty race circuit. "It's tricky to pass on this track but because it's such a long race, there are plenty of opportunities for all of us, and usually we get a safecty car this race," Vettel said.

ANkARA, SEPTEMBER 21 (IANS): The UEFA announced that the prize money of six clubs taking part in European football competitions, including Turkey's Trabzonspor, will be temporarily withheld for failure to comply with financial requirements. Such measures are handed by the governing body of European football to clubs that have a considerable amount of overdue payable towards employees, other clubs or tax authorities, said the UEFA Saturday. "This measure will remain in force until all identified balances have been settled in full, or until a final decision by the CFCB adjudicatory chamber is taken," according to a statement from the UEFA. Turkish Trabzonspor had made a brilliant start on Europa League's group stage, achieving a 2-1 victory in Greek Cyprus against Apollon Limassol. Trabzonspor will play five other matches in the Group J, which also includes Legia Varosovia and Lazio, but it will have to provide an updated situation to UEFA to benefit from the prize money for each win and draw.

LONDON, SEPTEMBER 21 (AGENCIES): Newboy Libor Kozak hit his first Villa goal as manager Paul Lambert enjoyed a third success in less than 12 months at the home of his former club. The Czech Republic international fired home a 29th-minute winner, barely 60 seconds after replacing the injured Christrian Benteke. Villa, who beat the Canaries in the Capital One Cup quarter-final last December and then won 2-1 at Carrow Road in May, were delighted to keep a clean sheet for the first time in 27 Barclays Premier League matches. That was down to some resolute defending and two crucial Brad Guzan saves. The American keeper kept out a sixth-minute penalty from Robert Snodgrass and brilliantly turned over a close-range Gary Hooper effort near the end. Villa were twice close to scoring inside the opening five minutes. With less than 60 seconds on the clock, Gabby Agbonlahor setting up Andi Weimann for a low drive which John Ruddy did well to hold. The Villa strikers combined superbly again when Weimann sent Agbonlahor clear down the left and then made an intelligent run to receive the return pass just

inside the penalty area. The Austrian curled a fine low right-footer past Ruddy, only to see the ball come back off the inside of the far post. Benteke's shot from the rebound was saved by Ruddy, although it wouldn't have counted anyway, a linesman's flag indicating that the Belgian marksman was offside. Having made such a positive start, though, the visitors could well have been behind in the sixth minute when Ciaran Clark handled after Snodgrass had headed down Nathan Redmond's deep cross. Snodgrass struck the spot kick well but Guzan guessed correctly, leaping to his left to claw the ball away. There was another let-off when Ricky van Wolfswinkel chested the ball just over from close range following a dangerous move, but Villa were menacing on the counter attack, Benteke having a low shot deflected just wide before skipper Ron Vlaar sent a left-foot effort narrowly wide after Benteke had headed down Leandro Bacuna's right-wing corner. Benteke's involvement in the game ended when he went down with what ap- Norwich City's Robert Snodgrass (right) and Aston Villa's Andreas Weimann battle for the peared to be a groin prob- ball during the Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich Saturday September 21, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Norwich. (AP Photo) lem in the 25th minute.

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Kohima Komets beat Zonipang SA

Kohima komets lived up to their billing as top contenders by beating Zonipang SA 3 – 0 at the IG stadium in Kohima. Zonipang had the first chance at the 5 minute mark but the shot went pass the post. Kohima Komets then settled through long periods of possession in the first half with slick passing and quick set plays. Komets opened the score sheet through the talented left back Salym, this was doubled by the lanky striker Kivi who is looking deadly. The lead was further stretched in the first half by Yhunshalo. By this time the match was done and dusted however Zonipang did try

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he NPL opening match day 1 at Mokokchung was deterred today and rescheduled by the NPL League commissioner based on technicality differences between Nagaland Premier League office and the Mokokchung District Football Association on the refusal of releasing referees to officiate in the match. 442 Management has in a press note apologised as well as appreciate the support shown by the Mokokchung football fans. Matchday 1 fixture between Sangpang FC and United Redskins FC will be played at a different scheduled date. The NPL Governing Council will convene a meeting and the fate of NPL Mokokchung will be known after that. However as of now the other fixtures in Mokokchung will kick off as scheduled from Matchday 2. 442 management informed all fans and football lovers in Mokokchung that the Management had chosen Mokokchung as a venue because of the “passion and the essence of the beautiful city and we would still love to continue the relationship.” “However we are not here to be at loggerheads with any football developmental associations, organisations etc so we will put football at the forefront and discuss with all parties without politicising it,” it added.

in the second half to come back. Zonipang’s full backs were a bit slower than the Komets wingers who troubled them all match long.

Veda FC beat FC Naga Tornadoes

This match by was clearly the match of the day. New boys Veda FC looked good and won the match by 2 goals to 1. Veda was a physical team with height and strength while FC Naga Tornadoes were all young and full of talent. Veda opened the scoring through a brilliant counter attack finished sublimely by the Rhit-

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so. FCNT as usual played their total football and their young talents were impressive to watch however maybe it was the venue to which they were not accustomed to. The talent to watch out will be new kid Nungsang. The second goal came through the spot kick from Johny and took the lead to 2 -0. FCNT had their hard work paid through a brilliant goal from Tiayanger. They could have equalised through an indirect freekick awarded inside the box but Victor took the ball directly. It curled into the top corner but the referee ruled it off.

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