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By Sandemo Ngullie

Dimapur | September 24

One held for intruding into girls’ hostel Dimapur, September 24 (mexN): A twenty-three year-old man was arrested on charges of intruding into a girls’ hostel at night in Dimapur on September 24. The man, identified as Hemantha Tamuli, hailing from Kotilbari, Jorhat, Assam, presently residing in Lengrijan, Dimapur was however overpowered by the boarders and handed over to the police on Tuesday. According to police, the man intruded into the second-floor of the hostel building located at Lengrijan, Dimapur at around 1:30 am. He then reportedly went room-by-room checking on the boarders, who were asleep. He was also reported to have inappropriately touched a few of the girls. But the girls banded together and overpowered the intruder, police added.

Ban on government building write-offs

Kohima, September 24 (Dipr): The Government of Nagaland through notification no. WH/LC1/2007-08(PT) dated September 20, 2013 has banned condemnation and writeoff of government buildings with immediate effect. No government building or land shall be allotted to any individuals or groups or organization, stated the notification. As per the notification, departments concerned for the purpose of reconstruction or construction can seek ex post-facto concurrence for write-off value of old dismantled building from the Finance department. This notification was issued by the Work and Housing department, Government of Nagaland in pursuance of the cabinet decision office memorandum No.CAB-2/2013, dated September 3, 2013.

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Dimapur, September 24 (mexN): Union Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises and Nationalist Congress Party in charge of the North East states, Praful Patel is scheduled to arrive in Nagaland on September 29 to grace the inaugural programme for revival of the Tuli Paper Mill. While informing this in a press release, NCP Nagaland general secretary (admn), Miathou Krose added that the minister would hold a meeting with State NCP leaders on the same day at Niathu Resort, Dimapur. All NCP legislators, state officials, district presidents, frontal and executive members have been requested to attend the meeting.

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People must be wondering what is happening to the proposed bridge over Dhansiri River, at Walford, Dimapur. The new bridge, if completed, would have replaced the existing World War II era iron girder bridge, which is now rusting away. However, in all likelihood, it is not going to see the light of day any time soon as the Nagaland government is literally cornered from two sides – one, over jurisdictional control with the Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) and the other, a lawsuit slapped by the contractor. The contractor, who won the bid to construct the bridge, took the Nagaland state government to the District Court, Dimapur, in August 2012, citing bills amounting to more than Rs. 3 crores was due from the government. The implementing agency was the state Urban Development department. The documents indicate the lawsuit was technically a result of the state government’s apparent ignorance of conventional protocol with regard to maintenance of National Highways.

‘Jurisdictional ignorance’ stalls construction of bridge

The Aged World War II era Old Dhansiri bridge is one of Dimapur’s oldest serving structures in Nagaland. Photo by Caisii Photo

To recall the events, construction of the bridge started in March 2010 with completion time set at 24 months. The estimated cost of the project was 9.26 crores. The Union Ministry of Urban Development was to fund 90 percent of the total costs and the rest by the state government. According to a letter written by the Joint Director, Urban Development, Nagaland, an amount Rs. 294.41 lakhs was already sanctioned. The letter, dated July 2011, stated that it was the first

Five arrested for extortion, theft

Kohima, September 24 (mexN): Kohima police arrested five people in connection with two separate cases of extortion and vehicle theft on September 20 and 21. A press note from the office of the Kohima Superintendent of Police informed that on September 21, at around 12:30 pm, two persons were apprehended by the public while extorting money from shopkeepers at TCP Gate/New Market area, Kohima. It stated that Kohima North Police Station personnel arrested the two accused persons who were later identified as Velasuto Keyho, Joint Secretary (Home) for FGN (Non-Accordist) and Neingusalie Kense, Leacy for FGN (Non-Accordist). The note informed that three demand slips and one

FGN (Non-Accordist) information slip were seized from their possession. In this connection, a case has been registered in Kohima North Police Station and investigation is being taken up, stated the note. In a separate incident on September 20, a Maruti Esteem bearing registration number NL-01-8188 was stolen from Pezielietsie (Tinpatti) Kohima. On receiving information, the note said that police swung into action leading to arrest of three vehicle lifters and recovery of the stolen vehicle. In course of enquiry, the three accused persons were identified as Abeto Chishi (21), Viketo Zhimo (28) and Aron Chishi AKA Romeo/Ayeto (29). The note added that a case has been registered at Kohima North Police Station in this connection.

installment of funds. But work stopped abruptly in November 2010 after the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) raised objection over jurisdictional authority. By that time, almost a third of the work was said to have been complete with the contractor investing over 3 crores at the site. The BRO’s objection came on the grounds that the proposed bridge is part of NH 29 (formerly 39) and hence comes under the jurisdictional sphere of

the MoRTH. Its stand was that the state government should have acquired approval of the MoRTH, since the bridge is part of a national highway. It was apparent that the Nagaland state government was of the impression that the bridge fell under the state PWD (Roads& Bridges) after NH 29 was diverted via Burma Camp. “… The Urban Development Department of the State had, out of ignorance, submitted a project for construction of double lane RCC T-Beam

Bridge over Dhansari river at Dimapur replacing the old bridge amounting to Rs. 981.36 Lakhs, without knowing that the bridge was part of NH 39,” read one letter written to the Secretary, MoRTH, New Delhi by the state government. The letter, dated June 2012, further stated that the project was accorded sanction by the Union Ministry of Urban Development in March 2009. Sans clearance from the MoRTH, the project was stalled. In another letter dat-

ing to March 2011, the Nagaland chief minister outlined the reason why the project was taken up, while stating that the project was taken up to mitigate the problem of vehicular congestion. The letter addressed to the Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways sought approval of the Ministry. “… The state department of Urban Development managed to obtain permission to start the work from the state PWD on 18th November, 2009. Accordingly, work was

started after intimating the Border Roads Task Force.” However, the 15 BRTF through two separate letters dating to December 2010 and February 2011 asked the department of Urban Development to first obtain approval of the MoRTH, the CM stated in the letter. The Union Minister, in reply maintained that the Ministry’s responsibility, besides maintenance, is to see that all works on national highways are carried out as per prescribed norms. “I would therefore suggest that you (CM) may direct the Department of Urban Development of the State Government to foreclose the existing contract and follow the prescribed procedure.” Meanwhile, the contractor took legal recourse, seeking reimbursement. Nearly Rs. 2.3 crores was reportedly spent on laying the groundwork, while an additional 75-plus lakhs was incurred in procuring machinery before the project got stalled. The 2012 petition filed at the District Court, Dimapur has the Nagaland state government, the state Urban Development and PWD (Roads & Bridges) departments as the respondents.

Youth cycling for peace nagaland chief Minister Our Correspondent

Kohima | September 24

The “Youth Peace Cycle Rally” from Kohima to Lumding was flagged off on Tuesday at the Assam Rifles Ground in Kohima. The rally is being held under the aegis of the youth wing of Brahma Kumaris as part of the “Youth Cycle Yatra for Glorious Bharat” from 111 different places throughout India for empowering youth and establishing a value based society on the basis of non-violence. It was flagged off by Col. Prashant Kumar, CO, 19 Assam Rifles. Speaking on the occasion, Col. Kumar was appreciative of the Brahma Kumaris for initiating such an event to spread the message of peace and harmony. The objective of the rally is to establish a valued based society through righteous/virtuous youth, respecting and empowering women, non violence, national integration, healthy addiction free society, stress free living through Raj Yoga

and social development through education. Activities during the rally included an interactive talk show, lectures in colleges, youth association clubs, mass meditation, group discussion, taking up community work, public programme, multicultural activities, spiritual discourses etc. The programme in Kohima was managed by the Youth Wing of RERF & Brahma Kumaris Centre, D. Block, Kohima. The rally was formally launched by Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi in New Delhi on September 13. It will culminate on November 8. The Brahma Kumaris Institute has gained international recognition for unique preaching on matters of world peace and spirituality. It is affiliated as an NGO to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN and to UNICEF. It has been awarded a peace medal by the UN and also an international and five National Peace Messenger awards by the UN.

returns from study tour

Kohima, September 24 (mexN): Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio returned to Kohima on Tuesday after a brief study tour of Indonesia and Japan. A press note from the CM’s office informed that in Indonesia, the Chief Minister’s delegation visited several centers for skill development in the fields of arts & crafts, woodwork, agri related entrepreneurship centers, tourism industry facilities and also interacted with various personalities related to these centers. Discussions on cooperation and partnerships for joint capacity building exercises for the youth also took place, stated the note. It added that appropriate follow up actions will be initiated by the concerned departments. In Japan, the delegation visited tourism facilities, sports infrastructures, the A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima and the Peace Museum. In his message at the peace park, the Chief Minister called for world peace, understanding and mutual

cooperation and an end to all forms of violence. The CM was accompanied by Minister of Planning & Coordination and Geology & Mining, T. R. Zeliang; Minister of Industries & Commerce, Pangnyu Phom and Communications & Media Adviser to Chief Minister Abu Metha. The press note informed that the visit had the approval and clearance of the Government of India. Three entrepreneurs, namely Richard Belho, recipient of the Bamboo Innovation Award by the World Bamboo Organisation; prominent architect and conceptualist, Neingusalie Talie and his assistant V. Chase also visited Indonesia and underwent several rounds of capacity building exercises while exploring avenues for exchange and skill development programmes. The note stated that the Nagaland state government is exploring for ways to initiate skill development centers for the youth as a follow up of this initiative.

nagaland spelling bee NFHRCC sets out on route survey championship today Our Correspondent

Kohima | September 24

The stage is all set for the 2nd edition of Nagaland Spelling Bee Championship 2013 jointly organized by Fountain Club Kohima and State Council of Educational Research Training (SCERT) Nagaland from September 25 to 27 at Capital Convention Centre, Kohima. In this 2nd edition, the organizers have included two additional literary competition items- extempore and elocution, which would also herald the 50th anniversary of Nagaland statehood. The Spelling Bee championship will be conducted in two phases, the preliminary round on September 25, where 32 competitors

would be selected for the finals to be held on September 27 while the extempore and elocution contests will be held on September 26. The inaugural function will take place at 10:00 AM on September 25 with Temjen Toy, IAS, Commissioner and Secretary for Works & Housing and Home Commissioner as the chief guest. Organizing committee convenor, Shürhovol Naleo will deliver welcome address while keynote address will be delivered by SCERT director Vipralhou Kesiezie. Closing function will take place on September 27 at 4:00 PM with T. Imkonglemba Ao, IAS, Commissioner and Secretary for school education & SCERT as the guest of hon-

our. Fountain Club chairman Neizokhotuo Belho will propose words of gratitude. The champion of the Spelling Bee competition will carry a cash prize of Rs. 50,000, runners-up Rs. 30,000, third Rs. 15,000 and fourth Rs. 10,000 (they will also get trophies and citations). The first three winners in Extempore and Elocution will get cash Rs. 10000, Rs. 5000 and Rs. 3000 respectively for both events along with citations and trophies. It may be recalled that the 1st spelling bee competition in 2012 witnessed 138 participants representing 71 schools (59 private and 12 government schools) participated from the all the districts.

Dimapur, September 24 (mexN): With the October deadline drawing closer, the PWD (Roads & Bridges) and the Nagaland Foothill Road Construction Committee(NFHRCC)setout on a two-day joint route survey of the proposed ‘Foothill Road Connectivity Project’. On Tuesday, September 24, 45 representatives from the NFHRCC moved out from Dimapur to team up with R & B engineers at selected sites along the proposed road. Though the locations of the targeted sites were not disclosed, the NFHRCC team, divided into 4 groups, will visit selected sites in the Wokha, Mokokchung, Longleng and Mon sectors. NFHRCC convenor, Supu Jamir, addressing the team members, described the day as a “red letter day for the Nagas.” While ex-

NFRCC survey team before embarking for the survey on September 24 in Dimapur.

tending appreciation to the Chief Minister, Roads & Bridges Minister, the ten border MLAs, Chief Secretary, Home Commissioner, Chief Engineer (R & B), “all the freedom fighters” and the landowners for making it possible, Jamir said, “It is,

in fact, the beginning of our historic journey which we were longing for the last 40 years. It was on the 1st of December 1963, we got our statehood... and eventually this year, is the year of Golden Jubilee celebration.” The project, during its

course may encounter all kinds of barriers, “But under no circumstances shall we succumb or surrender to any threats and temptations (and) we will not compromise to any form of inducement till we accomplish this mission,” he said.

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and State Legislatures the implementation is left to the individual States and in some cases implementation of various laws becomes a sensitive issue, she added. She said that though ours is a patriarchal society, Naga women enjoys certain status and they are not subjected to physical abuse on account of dowry which is much practiced and prevalent elsewhere, because that system has never been part of our society. The Chairperson also stated that today many Naga women occupies important positions be it in administration, education, medical profession, police services and even in the armed forces. She further added that girls are no longer confined within their homes and fields but are

now moving beyond the traditional women jobs such as teaching, nursing and being secretaries only. Girls are also given equal opportunities for studies or pursuing various professions and they are contributing of the society tremendously, she said. However, Dr. Temsula lamented that the fact that Naga men still persist in their rigid stance that women should remain subordinate to men in affairs of governance in the village councils including in the overall decision making in the family as well. And, it is here that the law of the country comes into conflict with the traditional foundations of our villages. On the other hand women also have seemed to subscribe to this view because they

are unable to raise their voices of dissent in the cases of domestic violence, unjust ruling in divorce and custody of children. She added that in many instances women are unable to stand up for her rights because of both family and societal pressures which include domestic violence cases, rape, attempted rape and molestation. Dr. Temsula asserted that it is high time for Naga women to assert their rights with courage and conviction and to take recourse to these when the need arises. We have to discard our passive attitude and refuse to remain victims of our own fears and uncertainties but to come out and fight for due justice as guaranteed in the law of the land, she stated. She

Wokha, September 24 (Dipr): SDO (C) Wokha, Tiameren Chang informed that there will be a meeting with the District Administration and Colony authorities on September 25 at 1:00 p.m. at DC’s conference hall Wokha to discuss about civic issues of importance Dimapur, Septemin Wokha Town. All Colony Chairmen/GBs are therefore ber 24 (mexN): All Nagaland College Students’ requested to attend the said meeting positively. Union (ANCSU) is all set to hold its 16th biennial general conference in a befitting manner with “SynpfutSero, September 24 (mexN): The Kuzha- thesizing Education and thede Collegiate Fellowship (KCF) general session will Culture” as the theme from be held on September 28 at 10:00 am at UCS auditorium October 2 to 5 at Phek GovHall, Pfutsero. Neiba Kronu, parliamentary Secretary, De- ernment College, Phek. Chief minister Neiphiu partment of Horticulture will be the guest speaker while and minister for Roads Kevekha Zehol, Deputy Secretariat, CM’s secretariat & Rio & Bridges, Kuzoluzho Nimember, national managing Body IRCS will exhort the enu, will be the chief guest gathering. KCF chairman Welete Kapfo in a press release and guest of honour rehas invited all the village unit students’ union and colle- spectively in the inaugural giate bodies, Kuzhami Gazette Officers, church and public session on October 3 and leaders to attend the programme. The village unit stu- minister for Planning & dents’ unions are also to compulsorily participate in the Coordination, TR Zeliang folk song competition with a minimum of ten members as guest in the valedictory function on October 4. each in traditional attire. At a press conference held Tuesday at Hotel Saramati, ANCSU president, Vilhousieli, and convenor of organizing committee, Zheito Chophy, briefed me“Not how did he die, but how did he live? dia persons on the upcomNot what did he gain, but what did he give? ing conference. On the theme of the These are the units to measure the worth conference “Synthesizing Of a man as a man, regardless of birth. Education and Culture”, Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say, the convenor of organizBut how many were sorry when he passed away.” ing committee said education is a tool for economic prosperity, development and equality of opportunities while culture connects an individual with the society. Stating that there is more to college life that simply acquiring bookish knowledge, Zheito said a

happy blending of education and culture will enable the students to see life and the future in the right perspective. He also informed that this year, ANCSU has made it mandatory for all 56 colleges affiliated to ANCSU to send at least 25 delegates to the conference, failing which the defaulting colleges will not be allowed to take part in the election. ANCSU president said another highlight of the conference will be the academic session (Oct 3 afternoon) with vice chancellor of Nagaland University, Prof. BK Konwar, as academic guest and director, Higher Education, C Khalong as resource person on the conference theme. Vilhousieli also said the debate session (Oct 3 evening) will included two topics – ‘Education has transformed Naga society to become better’ and ‘Adoption of Western culture has polluted our Naga culture.’ Congress MLA, Khekaho Assumi will be the cultural guest. The conference will wind up with a ‘collegiate night’ after the valedictory function. Parliamentary secretary for Higher Education & SCERT, Deo Nukhu, will be the guest in the introductory session on Oct 2.

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Time for Naga women to assert their rights Hindi Forthnight closing ceremony conducted

Dimapur, September 24 (Dipr): A legal awareness campaign on ‘Statutory Right of Women’ organized by the Nagaland State Commission for Women (NSCW) was held at Salt Christian College Dimapur on September 24. Chairperson NSCW, Padmashree Dr. Temsula Ao in her keynote address said that the Commission has been engaged and is organizing legal awareness programmes in the State since its inception in 2007 in order to spread awareness among the women, especially the young and of late awareness campaign has been held n colleges in Peren, Kohima, Mokokchung, Longleng, Wokha and Zunheboto. Though laws are enacted by the Parliament

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again expressed her hope that in the near future men and women should be able to work together by bringing new insights in their structures of governance in all the level of societal structure for a more equitable Naga society. Other resource persons who spoke on the occasion included Legal Consultant NSCW, Lydia Yeptho on the topic” Statutory Rights of Women” and Additional S.P Dimapur Watichuchang Jamir on the topic” Role of Police in safeguarding women’s rights”. Later the participants also had an interaction with the resource persons. Principal, Salt Christian College Dimapur Dr. R.S Maurya, chaired the programme while member Chotisuh Sazo, Speaker, NLA releasing the eleventh edition of the Annual Hindi magazine NSCW Kakheli Jakhalu de- ‘Naganchal’ on September 24. livered the vote of thanks. Our Correspondent Also stating that Nagadian culture and who could speak Hindi articulately, the land is yet to catch up with Kohima | September 24 Speaker asserted that peo- other states of the Indian Nagaland Legislative As- ple who can fluently speak Union on development sembly (NLA) speaker Cho- and write Hindi have an fronts, he said “Unfortunatetisuh Sazo today stated that edge over their competitors. ly after 49 years of states of Hindi is gaining popularity “When Hindi is gaining statehood, Nagaland is yet to and has also become a uni- international prominence, have any National Institute fying force of the country. these are all the more rea- in the state. Less we have Meanwhile, ANCSU has “It is a language which sons for the Nagas to learn national class institutes, our informed all colleges that is not only spoken in In- Hindi,” he said adding, “if people will not be able to the delegates must reach dia but is also emerging a we acquaint ourselves compete with other citizens the venue by 1.00 pm on global language second to with Hindi, we are not only on equal footing.” October 2 alongwith reg- Mandarin Chinese in the Every year Nagaland istration fee of Rs. 50 per world,” said Sazo while learning our national language but an international government and parents head. Meanwhile, in view of speaking at the Hindi Pak- language which will bene- are sending thousands of the Conference, a meeting hwara (Forthnight) Sama- fit us in multiple ways. The children outside the state was held at the DPDB con- pan Samaroh 2013 here at learning of Hindi is gaining for pursuing their education. For which crores ference hall on September the State Academy Hall. of rupees have been 24 under the Chairmanship Considering the imporof Deputy Commissioner, tance of the language, spent outside the state and appreciating its Phek Neposo Theluo. for these purposes, he The meeting was at- unity, Sazo said many said. tended by S.P Phek, 5th people in the world are In this, Sazo called NAP Dy. Commandant, making efforts to learn upon all the officers to Phek, Administrative Of- and imbibe Hindi. He become ambassadors ficers, and representatives expressed happiness that currency in the state and of the state “when you from NGOs & Civil Organi- the AG office Kohima is the zations, public leaders, GBs nodal agency to carry out the state government is go out of Nagaland in the also making efforts for our same zeal and enthusiasm & Chairmen of Phek town town official language im- people to learn.” He was of that we are promoting this and student’s leaders. The Chairman called plementation committee in the view that the learning great language.” Besesayo Kezo, IPS, upon the leaders and offi- Nagaland and carrying out processes can hastened if multiple stakeholders par- DGP Nagaland and Brigacers to give their coopera- this exercise every year. “Such exercise is essen- ticipate. He was also appre- dier Pen Tshering, deputy tion for the ANCSU Conference which is going to be tial to propagate and popu- ciative that the AG office is IGAR (North) also spoke on held for the first time in the larize Hindi in every nook engaging with central gov- the occasion while a mesDistrict. He also informed and corner of the country ernment officers and staff sage from home minister of the likely visit of dignitar- and more particularly in Na- to learn Hindi. India was read out by Kalyies during the conference galand,” he said adding that “The officers working an Kumar Kirtanya, DAG and impressed upon all to Hindi being the national lan- in Nagaland can contrib- (Audit) Nagaland. Release receive them with a peace- guage of the country every ute significantly in popu- of 11th annual magazine ful and clean environment. citizen of the country should COLA C o n v e n e r, make conscious effort to larizing Hindi in the state. entitled “Naganchal” also Besides, being the face of marked the occasion. The Nisucho Kezo also asked Hindi, the officers who are programme was followed the members to give their learn and speak Hindi. Also stating that comand have worked here in by cultural presentations sincere effort and to provide all necessary help and panies that eye operation- Nagaland can also become from students of Kendriya services for the success of al and sales expansion in ambassadors of the state Vidyalaya Kohima, artists & the conference. The meet- the South Asia region are when you go back to oth- staff of central government ing ended with a word of mostly recruiting people er states or the centre,” he offices of Kohima and NEwho are familiar about In- said. thanks from the chair. ZCC Dimapur.

Hindi has become a unifying force of the country: Sazo

kohima, September 24 (mexN): The Nagaland Board of School Education conducted a two-day workshop on September 19 and 20, under the theme ‘Evaluation and Question Setting’, for higher secondary teachers from Science stream at the Conference hall of the Board. NBSE Chairman, Asano Sekhose in a press release stated that total

We would like to express our profound gratitude to EVERYONE who stood by us in constant prayers And helped us physically, financially and materially during the illness and demise of our beloved Prof. A. JongshiAier on 19th Sept. 2013. We deeply regret our inability to acknowledge each and everyone individually. These few words, though inadequate, are our humble efforts to thank one and all. “It is more blessed to give than to receive” Acts 20:35 Loving Children, In-laws, Grandchildren & Relatives.

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Some of the participants during the ‘Rejoice 2013’- an annual music event of the Naga Christian Fellowship Chennai (NCFC) on September 22.

Dimapur, September 24 (mexN): Naga young people from various universities and colleges in Chennai participated in the ‘Rejoice 2013’- an annual music event of the Naga Christian Fellowship Chennai (NCFC) on September 22 under the theme ‘Nothing is Impossible.’ In the sidelined of the event Pastor Wapangtoshi of NCFC said, “I thank God for the Naga young people in Chennai for loving the Lord when our Naga society is going through a difficult time with the

emergence of the so called ‘Satanic worshippers.’ Now is the time to put our trust in the Lord both young and old because nothing is impossible with God.” A press release received here stated that the NCFC praise and worship team led the programme followed by many young musicians and singers from Naga community as well as others who mesmerized the audience at the CSI St. Matthias’ Church Parish Hall. Rev. I. Samuel was the guest speaker. Elika Swu hosted the programme.

68 teachers from all the districts along with 5 principals participated in the workshop. Dr. G. Balasubramanian, Consultant, Pearson Education was the resource person. He dwelled on the current approaches of pedagogy where teachers were reminded that learning is more important than teaching. Teachers were also sen-

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sitized on the various evaluation practices including setting a balanced question paper. The resource person stressed the need to inculcate and develop life skill education not only among the children but among the teachers too. Practical sessions in groups were held to update their skills in evaluation and question setting.

Awareness on HIV/AIDS for church leaders conducted

The participants along with others during the awareness programme on HIV/AIDS for the church leaders organised by Sumi Baptist Churches Association, Aizuto.

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aizuto, September 24 (mexN): The Sumi Baptist Churches Association (SBAK) Aizuto organized an awareness programme on HIV/AIDS for the church leaders through Nagaland Development Outreach (NDO) sponsored by the Legislator Forum of Aids (LFA) on September 20 at Sumi Christian Centre Aizuto. SBAK, Aizuto Literature

In charge Publicity & Information Assistant K. Nitoyi Awomi informed in a press release that more than 100 delegates from three areas Suruhuto, Atoizu, Akuluto/VK (for the first phase) including SBAK Staffs attended the programme. Dr. Hokugha Ayemi Medical Officer PHC Akuluto, Rev. Dr. Joshua Rochill Executive Secretary were the resource persons. They spoke on the

topic: “About the HIV/AIDS,” “Prevention of HIV/AIDS,” and “The church response to HIV/AIDS”. Nitoyi Awomi, publicity & Information Assistant moderated and recorded the programme, Hetoli I Chishi, Women Secretary led the devotion and Rev. Mulato Chishi Principal Anderson Theological College Aizuto pronounced the benediction prayer.

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Changing Arunachal UNC softens stand on mega projects landscape with tea WAkRo, SEPTEMBER 24 (DNA): Songelum, 38, spent all his life cultivating opium until he met Basamlu Krisikro – the “Tea Lady” of Arunachal Pradesh.Today, he is one among many inspired by her to replace their opium fields with smallscale tea plantations in the state’s Lohit district, where tribal Mishmis are in majority. Opium fetches four times the money for a fraction of the labour, but Songelum says he has no regrets about walking the path of tea. In a place where 99 families in every 100 households grow opium to eke out a living, he says nobody knows better than Basamlu about how challenging it is to motivate people to take up an alternative source of income. “When you go and tell them about an alternative means of income, they suspect that you have come to destroy their livelihood,” Songelum said. A post-graduate from the Delhi University, Basamlu, 39, was working on orange plantation till an oncologist prescribed a daily dose of organic green tea for her cancer-struck mother Gutitun, whose illness has since been arrested. In order to avoid travelling miles often to get the chemical-free beverage from Assam’s Dibrugarh town, she was struck by the idea of growing it in her backyard. At that time, the production of oranges had plummeted drastically. “As green tea is sustainable, I thought of promoting it among locals,” she said. From 2009 to 2012, Basamlu grew organic tea on a piece of land measuring 45 bighas. The tea is processed in her own factory and sold to both local and international buyers . Last year, she got a produce of 1,800kg. “Being a cash crop, opium gives you easy money. People get drawn to this very easily as the profit is tens times of what you in-

vest. So, it was very challenging for me to motivate people about growing tea,” Basamlu says. Today, she has been able to inspire at least a dozen opium farmers to carry out tea plantation. Not only does she supply tea plants to them on a deferred payment basis, but she also buys their organic harvest. Songelum says opium is like an ATM. “No matter where you are and what the time is, you will get buyers at the drop of a hat,” he says. And one needs to work hard for only three to four months from December to March to make a ‘decent’ living for rest of the year, he said. “12 grams of opium will fetch you Rs650. So, if you have a land measuring one hectare, you need just Rs6,000Rs7,000 to get a produce of six to seven kgs a year.” The Lohit, Anjaw, Tirap and Changlang districts, bordering China, are notorious for poppy cultivation. Wakro alone has around 12,000 to 13,000 opium cultivators. Locals say the buyers are all locals who smuggle the narcotic into the south-east Asian countries through the ‘Golden Triangle’. Straddling around 367,000 square miles that overlaps the mountains of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand, the Golden Triangle is a major opium-producing area of Asia. Doctors say opium addiction is very common among opium growers. According to Basamlu, anti-drug agencies come to Wakro only to destroy crops and not to understand the root cause of the problem. “What is imperative is awareness at all levels. The government could set up de-addiction camps and carry out massive awareness campaigns to curb the menace,” Songelum said..“Opium has ruined our society. In growing opium, people get addicted to it.

SENAPATI, SEPTEMBER 24 (VISIoN CoMMuNICATIoNS): United Naga Council (UNC) softened its stance and allowed work on mega projects to start but continued to play hard ball with the centre by linking allowing oil exploration in the area with its demand for self rule in four districts of Manipur -- Ukhrul, Tamenglong, Chandel and Senapati. The UNC lifted the ban at its presidential council meeting held on September 3 at its headquarters in Senapati district, attended by representatives of all the 16 Naga tribes and frontal organisations, including members of the Committee for Alternative Arrangements. The ban was lifted with effect from 5 a.m. of September 4 following an assurance from the Centre that next round of tripartite

ment of affected communities," added Shinde. Speaking at the NIC meeting, Assam CM Tarun Gogoi said of late there have been sporadic disturbances arising out of ethnic assertions. "We are of the view that this is largely due to the perception of alienation resulting from economic backwardness and lack of economic opportunities, mostly in riverine, border,

But sticks to ban on oil exploration

Judicial, Executive and Financial power for the Nagas within Manipur as they don’t want to be ruled by the valley-based Manipuri (Meitei) government. To mount pressure on the Centre and the state government, the UNC has been organizing bandhs and economic blockades – cutting off the region with the rest of the country by blocking national highways causing immense losses and tremendous suffering to the masses. The UNC had also banned any construction activity in the four Naga dominated districts. After the sixth round, the union government formally

requested the UNC to lift the ban which was hurting the development process. “ In view of firm and sincere intention of the Government of India to end the stalemate on the demand of the UNC, it is imperative also to reciprocate in equal measure. To take the process forward to political level and to end the trust deficit the UNC should stop its rigid agitational posture now and withdraw its blockade on the national projects like Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal rail line and 400 kv transmission line etc. and allow work to restart,” the letter from the union government said.

Tripura's royal mansion to house NE’s biggest museum

AgARTAlA, SEPTEMBER 24 (IANS): In realisation of a century-old dream, the country's biggest royal mansion in the northeast, the Ujjayanta Palace, would now be home to the biggest museum in the region. Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari will formally open the museum Sep 25. The museum would showcase northeast India's art, culture, history, tradition and ethnic diversity. Ujjayanta Palace was built by the then maharaja Radhakishore Manikya Bahadur in 1899-1901. It was the command centre for the Tripura kings until the northeastern state joined the Indian union in October 1949. It was purchased from the royal family by the Tripura government in 197273 and housed the Tripura legislative assembly until July 2011. "To protect the royal palace from major earthquakes, the 112-year-old

‘Divisive forces still active in Assam’

guWAHATI, SEPTEMBER 24 (TNN): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday warned that divisive forces are still trying to incite conflict among different communities of Assam. Addressing the 16th National Integration Council (NIC) meeting in New Delhi, the Prime Minister exhorted to strengthen ties among members of different communities so that divisive forces don't get a chance to exploit the situation for triggering fresh conflicts. "In last year's conflict in Assam, we did our best to bring succour to the people affected by the violence. We are still doing our best for their proper rehabilitation. But there are still some divisive elements which are trying to incite violence. In such a situation, it is very important to work for strengthening ties among different sections of society," said Singh. At least 100 people were killed and about five lakh displaced during the Bodo-Muslim clashes in BTAD last year. Singh also used the BTAD violence to drive home the point how social media plays a detrimental role in fanning hatred far away from the actual place of occurrence of the violence. "Last year, many youths from the northeast had to leave their workplaces in different parts of the country after social media spread hate messages. It is very important to ensure that social media is not abused for spreading hatred," the Prime Minister added. Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said the statistics on communal violence have shown an increasing trend in the last two years. "The frequency of incidents, especially in the last few months, seems to suggest that there is a sinister motive behind them. It is noticed that the communal forces seem to have got emboldened and are trying to polarize society. Minor incidents tend to get escalated into major incidents of violence leading to displace-

meeting on the demand for an “Alternative Arrangements” for the Nagas of Manipur would be held at the political level. Till now tripartite meetings were held at bureaucratic level. A decision to scale up the meetings to political level was taken at the sixth round of meeting held in Delhi on August 30. The sixth round of tripartite meeting was attended by the Special Secretary (Internal Security), Jayaraman and Joint Secretary (North East) Shambhu Singh, both from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary, Government of Manipur besides a six-member team headed by the president and general secretary of the UNC Mr L Adani and Mr Gaidon Kamei respectively. The UNC is demanding

hill and forest areas," said Gogoi. He emphasized that Assam is a pluralistic, multilingual, multi-religious and multi-ethnic state. Despite the state's "complex population pattern" and the problems of insurgency, separatist movements, and ethnic conflicts, Gogoi said over the last decade, the state has been able to usher in an environment of peace and economic progress.

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It also reminded the Naga leadership that “the stoppage of work is leading to time and cost overrun and is hampering initiatives on development of infrastructure and facilities in Naga areas of Manipur.” The UNC president L Adani told Vision Communications that “we are eagerly waiting for the next round of tripartite talks to start political dialogue. We are hopeful of finding out a solution to our demand through the exchange of dialogue.” On the decision to continue with ban on oil exploration, Adani clarified that “the overall, impact on the environment was not assessed. The Government did not invite any credible agency to do the research work before engaging oil exploration firm to start exploration work. Even the actual land

owners were not consulted.” He further said that all the important processes must be completed before exploration work in Tamenglong and Naga areas of Bishnupur and Churachandpur districts. “Only then we will withdraw the ban,” he asserted. State government sources counter by asserting that “all the formalities are completed before starting the exploration work. Local villagers were taken into confidence and their approval secured. Necessary environment clearance was also taken." The UNC leadership should realize that development work will ensure not only overall development in their Naga inhabited areas but also open up employment opportunities for locals, the government sources said.

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year ago, the world looked with enthusiasm and great hope at the Arab Nations, wriggling out one after another, from their rigid restrictive political skin into the free world of Democratic fresh air. Despots were deposed, dictators discarded and revolutions for Democracy stirred the rigid Arab Authoritarian States starting from Algeria to Yemen. Lofty Sadam Hussain was unceremoniously dragged out of a crude underground hole in Iraq and hanged leisurely; the imperious Muamar Gadaffi of Libya was poked out of a culvert in a highway and shot dead in glorious haste; the most ancient and apparently the most durable of the Authoritarians in volatile Middle East -Hosni Mubarak of Egypt- was forced out of power from the Tahrir Square of Cairo and jailed for overstaying more than 30 years of authoritarian rule; the minority Suni Royals of Bahrain are tenaciously protecting the Royalty against a restive Shia majority subjects and Assad of Syria is now in serious trouble spot Number 1 of the world. The rigid, authoritarian Governments of the Arab Countries seemed to be phasing out of History and Democracy appeared dawning in the vast horizon of Middle East Nations. Very surprisingly, very unexpectedly,

the Arab Spring Revolution apparently for Democracy seems to be fizzling out and things are not what they seem now. The old Authoritarian Rulers have been deposed but Democracy has not come. The Seed of democratic hope did not germinate; instead, various forms of weeds and wild plants are appearing. None of the so-called liberated Arab countries seem to have in common the art of cultivating Democracy. Free Elections did not give birth to Democracy; the Election replaced only the old Authoritarian Rule with a new one without Law and Order and with complicated messed up situation seemingly no better than the previous Iron Law. Do Nagas also have the materials of what it takes to run a country to modernity in economic progress, democracy and peace? The qualities they have so far shown indicates, what they have do not measure up to the Mark. There appears to be no perception of reality, no perception of the foundations of economy and no seriousness for Law and Order which gives birth to Peace -the mother of all round progress. But there is no hard political will to have Law and Order; ‘Show Business’ is pushed up harder above ‘Hard Work’. Ensuring availability of Electric Power and Road Communi-

cation are the key stone to the foundation of economy in the Plain Areas: in the mountains, it is the life line Arteries of the economic life. Except for its Fund size, there appears to be no seriousness in Road communication constructions. A discerning American is said to have remarked: ‘Why does nothing goes right in Nagaland?’ My foolish view is that the ACAUT, in a quarter of the Year, has done more to Cleanse the Naga Public governance than the Government in two full Terms. The Nagaland Police have done very commendable job and deserve encouragement from the Public for their good actions. None of the Legislators however, seem to be seriously concerned for the State except for a scramble to approve and say ‘Yes’ to whatever the Leader says. This is obedience for personal selfinterest, not for Public Interest. The functioning, of the Civil Societies, the Government, the State Political Parties, the Naga Hoho, the Tribal Hohos, the Naga National Groups and sadly enough, even the Church and its Organizations, would indicate; Dictators will find no difficulty to germinate in Naga Organizations. Many modern educated Nagas, politicians, bureaucrats and even many in the faceless Public seem to have lost the precious fiber of quiet Independent character their unedu-

cated rustic Nagas in the Village had. Many exhibit superficial covers than precious inner fiber of quiet confidence. This is due to lack of value principles of life and the decisiveness to hold it. Nagas feel hesitant to take the jump to lasting big Principles of Democracy. Like the Talibans, they tenaciously hold on to age old narrow traditional pretty safe principles of status quo. They prize modernity, even imitate it, but they do not seem to have the gut to take bold jump for democracy. Some of the National Groups still show they care for the Naga National Political Interest but today they are more involved in breaking Alcohol bottles in public places, perhaps to please the Christian Majority in Nagaland, catch prostitution, control of HIV in the State, care for drug addicts and of course, of all, to maintain their Taxable Business Jurisdiction for which one Group is prepared to give its life to extinguish a Naga life of another. The barrel of the gun has become the Dictator in Nagaland and a dictator usually turns the entire Society into Cowards; this is what Nagas seemed to have become today. Elites are supposed to develop Principles and Ideas to save the unthinking majority in the Society, today some elites

Kohima & Dimapur district boundary cannot be more ambiguous when the nomenclature of river, streams, mountain ranges are well embedded in Zeliangrong area (Peren District) How comes that they become the boundary ofKohimaandDimapurdistrictboundary? This is purely a big mockery on the part of the authorities to imposed autocratic form of committee report that has no substance with the existing demarcated boundary of Peren District. Whereas, the authority had not taken into account of the tribal area’s leader’s opinion for such sensitive and important issues and this discord will flare up if no concrete solution is taken at the earliest. Therefore, once again we request the govt. of Nagaland to eschew from exposing such cheap propaganda in the greater interest of all the Nagas. Hence, it would be more proper to explore such issues by involving tribal apex organization bodies of the area in the near future.

n 1817 when the American missionary set his foot on Konyak soil the declared “I have set my foot on Naga soil the word of God said as he quoted” I had set my foot on Naga soil in 1817. I have chosen this land for my own glory and I had anointed this land in 1972 by my spirit. I even declared Nagaland for Christ. I will make a new Nagaland and in that I will be the head of everything and Nagaland will be like new Israel. This was relayed through American Missionaries because we were still following pagan religion. We believed in the Supreme God but we never heard of Jesus Christ that time. The Commissioner of Assam said, “We shall have no real peace until we have absorbed the Chindwin. This can be done gradually and economically. As it is a huge area of uncontrolled hill Country between Assam and Burma, is an anomaly in 1874. This was written by the Commissioner to State Secretary. And reflecting back, remember that it was only in the 1950s that the advanced tribes brought Christianity to our land around late 1950s. Ao’s and Sema’s gave a lot of helping hand in the progress of Christianity. Ref; Holy Bible, Act 1:6-8. It is written “Then they gathered around Him (Jesus) and asked Him, Lord, are you at this time going to restore the king-

businEss Zeme Council reacts to Home BSNL, MTNL join hands Department’s notification he so called R.Ezong committee Nevertheless, the greatest irony to offer free roaming report on Kohima and Dimapur of Home Department notification on

New Delhi, September 24 (AgeNcieS): State-run telecom operators Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), on Tuesday, signed an agreement to share their infrastructure and provide joint services to corporate customers. While BSNL provides mobile, fixed line and internet services across the country except Mumbai and Delhi, MTNL operates only in Delhi and Mumbai. Under the agreement, the two state-run telecom operators will share buildings, mobile masts and international long-distance phone networks, according to a joint statement. Currently, MTNL and BSNL do not charge any roaming fee for mobile internet services on each others customers. MTNL CMD A K Garg said that both companies will work to have similar arrangement for phone calls also. “We have made certain packages in pre-paid where it (roaming) is allowed on payment of small amount but yes once this synergy are there we will work out to have similar situation for voice also,” Garg said.

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and the acclaimed cabinet decision of 3rd Sept. 2013 was a matter of grieve concern. Here the Home Department notification seems to have dressed up in highly sinister design depriving all logics of the existing demarcation boundary, where our repeated protest and objection represented by Zeliangrong Baudi Nagaland, Zeme Council Nagaland to the govt. of Nagaland had not been taken into account for reason beyond our understanding. This will definitely create lasting hiatus between the inter district boundaries. Similarly, we strongly resented the deviation from factual inherent demarcation. It is imperative to note that creation of a district doesn’t necessarily meant creating new boundary or ceding one’s land to the neighboring district. Similarly, the Zeliangrong land (Peren District) has inherently inherited demarcated boundary on all sides that cannot be changed at the whim and fancy of any group or individual and that stand true and valid with its protocol records available with AA (Appellate Authority) D.C. Peren District.

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are reported to talk of Selection of Representatives a better System for Governance than democratic free will Election and some are even reported to prefer the Republican System better suited for the Nagas. If the present Selection of the Office Bearers in the Naga NGOs like the Naga Hoho and the Tribal Hohos are any indication, this Writer fears the selected President of the Naga Hoho may become the President of the Nagas for Life and Presidents have an unconscionable habit of becoming dictators! Never have Nagas been ever one People; there were no King or Emperor, every tribe lived its own separate life. There were never any political confederations even within the Tribe except the Konyaks with gradations of Anghs to Chief Angh. Every Village had its jurisdiction where its writ ran and the people in one Village neither elected nor selected neither leader nor any King for themselves. Early British colonial Chronicler recorded: ‘every man lived according to what is right in his own eyes’. India was never a Nation before the British Colonial power laid the main structures for modern Nation State of India. Modern India is held together by Democracy and secularism. Some Indians may think the Power of Hinduism would make a better rope to bind diverse India to-

gether better to greater glory. This is an Idea not supported by experience. The persecution and bombing of Shia Mosque by the Sunis or vice versa in Muslim countries of more than one, and if the serious incompatibility between the various sects in a Muslim State is any indication, Religion does not create peaceful democratic Nation. Hindu Kings invited powerful Muslim Rulers to invade the country and eliminate their neighboring Hindu rival King. Some Nagas today seem to think financial parity would bind them together into a new better and stronger State. It is not for Economic benefits that made the Nagas Consciousness of one Naga People separate from Indians. The modern idea of Free, Secular Democratic, and Principles were evolved from Christian principles of Equality, Justice to every People Christians or not. The precious Consciousness of a Naga People came out of the Democratic Principles of Equality and Justice to every People. If Nagas do not uphold the secular, democratic Principles of Equality, Justice above their individual traditional, customary principles of the Tribe, they can never be united together by any financial, economic, racial or tribal Interests.

dom of Israel? He said to them, it is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority”. Naga Christians kindly refer once again to Micah: 4:1. In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s Temple (Church) will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted as the hills and the peoples will stream to it. We know ourselves that we the Nagas are tribal mountaineers and we are independent tribal Nation of Mongolian origin. When we look back at the words of Claudius Ptolemy the Greek philosopher and historian in 150 Anno Domain who mentioned the Nagas as Nagaloi, we learn that the Nagas were already settled in their inhabitant areas. The following are called Naga Nation. a. Nagas of Arunachal b. Nagas of Manipur c. Nagas of Nagaland State d. Nagas of Myanmar. Above all these we have only one National Flag that is the “Rainbow Flag”. This is known as a Sovereign Nation. At a certain time the Britisher’s tried to exercise their imperial rule. But there is a history that they could not control the Nagas. Above 1940s didn’t Netaji Subash Chandra Bose went as Indian great leader to the parliament

of Japan to eradicate the imperial rule like Burma, Hindustan, Christian soldiers. (Means Naga) etc. Didn’t he get aid from Japan? Why not Naga, when the Britisher’s were going to withdraw their administration. On July 19th 1947 from Bangti Colony (Old Delhi) when the Naga leaders met Mahatma Gandhi didn’t he say Nagas have every right to be independent? If they are the leaders of India for today greater than the Father of the Nation? In 1922 also only 1/4th of the Nagas were under British administration. But as a wholesome, a memorandum was submitted to Simon Commission (during Naga Club) to leave us alone to decide our fate when they leave India. The land in which we are living now is not a gift from the British, India and Burma but granted to us by almighty God before our forefather arrived. Finally, I want to remind the Nagas; Acts 17:26. From one man He made all the Nations, that He should inhabit the whole earth; and He marked out their appointed times in history and boundaries of their lands.

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The Land, A Gift From Almighty God

Maj. Retd. Kewongkhum Education Kilonser Government of the Peoples Republic of Nagaland

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LOCAL Training on management of child care institutions

The Morung Express

our correspondent Kohima | September 24

Law enforcers breaking the law: In this September 21 photo, a traffic police is seen riding a scooter without a helmet at the Hong Kong market junction, dimapur as three other two-wheeler riders are seen with their helmets on. (Imojen Jamir Photo)

Medziphema Town protests, shuts shops today meDziphema, September 24 (mexN): In protest against “certain unknown miscreants” forcefully collecting shop, agency, factory, medical business establishment registration fee in the “name of an underground party/government,” public bodies of Medziphema Town has resolved to shut all shops and other busi-

ness establishments in the Town on September 25 from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. This resolution was made at an emergency meeting called by various public organizations of the town on September 24. The meeting also resolved that such kind of “element” for registration of business by any party will not be allowed in Medziphema Town. It

Wildlife rescued and donated to NZP

warned that any person found collecting registration fee from any business establishment again will be doing so at their own risks. The meeting was attended by Medziphema Town Mechü Krotho (MTMK), Medziphema Town GB Union, Medziphema Town Chamber of Commerce, Medziphema Town Youth Organization.

A two-day orientation training on management of child care institutions under the aegis of State Child Protection Society (SCPS) and Department of Social Welfare, Nagaland concluded here this evening at the Zonal Council Hall. SCPS director Khehoto Sema in his speech at the valedictory function called upon the participants not to stay idle with the basic knowledge they have gathered from this training, but to work hard and perform well when they go back to their respective institutions. Rukuvoto Ringa, Superintendent OH cum SH Pherima, who conducted the valedictory function urged upon the gathering to be channels of information to their respective districts. He also thanked each and every individual for the success of the training programme. Students from Kohima Law College also attended the programme. The training pro-

soft turtle being donated to nZP.

Dimapur, September 24 (mexN): Two Tokay geckoes, measuring about 10 inches in length were rescued by S. Lotha and his wife, an elderly couple from Patkai and brought to Nagaland Zoological Park (NZP). The couple feared that miscreants will hunt them down if they were released back in the forest and brought to the zoo, stated a release issued by officer-in-charge of NZP Obed Bohovi Swu. Meanwhile, one soft shell turtle was also donated to the park by Mezaakum Longchar from Chumukedi-

Kohima, September 24 (mexN): PWD Youth Organization (PWDYO) has strongly condemned the two groups involved in the September 19, 2013 firing incident at PWD junction, which resulted in injury of an innocent civilian and created chaos and insecurity in the colony. Stating that this is the third firing incident in the colony jurisdiction, the youth organization assumed it as a direct challenge to the PWD Panchayat and the youth, despite continuous appeal for peace. Therefore,

ma. A crested goshawk was also donated by Kakuho V Zhimo from Purana Bazaar. He had earlier donated one soft shell turtle earlier on September 10. According to the note, Director of NZP Tongpangzemba Ao (IFS) while receiving the animals thanked the donors for their concern and requested them to continue their support towards wildlife conservation. He also urged the people of the state to desist from killing and hunting of our wildlife, which he said is one of the major causes for depletion of wildlife wealth.

Participants of the mgnRega seminar at Town Hall, dimapur on Tuesday.

round development of the village, Hushili encouraged the VDB and village council representatives to make best use of the opportunities and facilities to make their village a role model of the state. She also urged the departmental officials to adhere to strict monitoring so as to ensure transparency in implementation of the schemes at the village level and also take action against those erring leaders of the villages. In Dimapur district, there are 202 villages covered by MGNREGA. During the training, topics on MGNREGA goals, roles of stakeholders and responsibilities; institutional and human resources; capacity building and permission of work; wages payment and vulner-

scPs director Khehoto sema addressing the valedictory function on september 24. (Morung Photo)

gramme highlighted the structure of ICPS, child rights and various legislations for children and salient features of JJ Act 2000, role and responsibilities of Juvenile Justice Boards and Child Welfare Committees under Juvenile Justice Act 2000, need and importance of child care institutions, job responsibilities of superintendents and other functionaries (POs, house father, mother, counselors), mental health problems of children in child care institutions and their management, and rehabilitation and social rein-

according to the note enabled many young people to get new life and hope in Christ. He was a man who always prioritized church ministry and proved to be a source of blessings to all who knew him, CBCC acknowledged while praying for God’s sufficient grace upon his wife, children and all his loved ones at this hour of bereavement. Chakhroma GBs Union in sadness Expressing great shock and sadness over the death of Vikuolatuo Miasalhou, Head GB Medziphema village on September 17, Chakhroma Gaon Burahs Union accredited that the deceased was a sincere and dedicated leader. In a condolence note appended by its chairman, Chakhroma GBs Union informed that late Vikuolatuo was a former General Secretary of Chakhroma GBs Union. The Union

able of wages; planning and labour budget; roles and responsibilities of social audit; record maintenance; financial management; quality management of works; vigilance and grievances; and partnership with civil society and strengthening panchayats will be covered. Earlier, Dr. Kedise Pucho, Principal ETC Phek, SIRD, who is also the course director of the training, gave a brief account of the course outline. Kevipodi Sophie, Project Officer, DRDA, Dimapur chaired the inaugural function and also delivered welcome address while Toshimongla, Deputy Project Officer, DRDA Dimapur proposed vote of thanks. Other resource persons of the training include Dr. Rokoseno and Dr. Adino.

the organization appealed to all factional groups to refrain from such activities within PWD colony jurisdiction in the near future. Otherwise, PWDYO said the colony Panchayat and youth organization will be compelled to take their own course of action and declare non-cooperation to the responsible faction. It further appealed the apex parent bodies of the Angami community – APO, AYO, ASU, and AWO to take serious measures regarding factional clashes frequently happening in Kohima town.

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mex FIle GPRN/NSCN recovers two bikes Dimapur, September 24 (mexN): The Crime control Cell (CCC) of the GPRN/NSCN has recovered two bikes, a black Bajaj Pulsar bearing Chasis no-MD2DHDHZZUH98083, engine no-DHGBUH73669 and a black Platina bearing Chasis no-NB2DDZZUBC87803, engine no- dzubuc9241 which is currently under its custody. A press note from the MIP informed the rightful owners to claim the bikes by producing original documents within 7 (Seven) days, “after which it will be confiscated.” The note stated that further information and details may be acquired by contacting 9615758050 and 9862199998.

tegration with special reference to adoption and role of adoption agencies. The resource persons of the programme included Dr. Sanghamitra Barik, assistant director NIPCCD, Kezhokhoto Savi, advocate Gauhati High Court, president Nagaland Voluntary Consumer’s Organization and lecturer Kohima Law College, and Dr. Nungotso Khesoh, junior specialist, State Mental Health Institute, Kohima. T. Kiheto Sema, secretary, social welfare delivered keynote address on day one.

Dimapur, September 24 (mexN): The Deaf Biblical Ministry (DBM) has invited all the alumni of Deaf School, parents and well wishers to join in the celebration of World Deaf Day on September 26 at its campus in Naharbari at 3:00 pm. Governor of Nagaland Dr Ashwani Kumar will be the chief guest and MLA Tokheho will be the guest of honour at the event, informed DBM principal Rev. Yanger Walling.

DEO Kohima inform teachers

Kohima, September 24 (mexN): A programme of brief interaction with recipients of Kohima District Teachers’ Award 2013 has been scheduled at the office chamber of the District Education Officer, Kohima on September 26 at 11:00 am. The heads of the institutions of the award recipient teachers are directed to make it convenient and enable the teachers concerned to attend the programme without fail. This was informed in a press release issued by DEO Kohima Senthang.

NSCN (IM) discharges one

Dimapur, September 24 (mexN): L Suthem Sangtam, Leacy of Khiamniungan Region has been discharged from active national service on account of health problem. A letter issued by Q Awomi, Secretary to the GPRN informed that the Leacy was discharged in pursuance of his application, recommenWYH expresses shock dation from CAO concerned and subsequent approval Western Yimchunger Hoho of Deputy Kilo Administration. His sacrificial services (WYH) has expressed shock over rendered to the nation will always be remembered, the untimely demise of Kejingkhum the note read. Yimchunger, GB Diphupar ‘B’ village, and former executive member of WYH Dimapur on September 23. CAO Ape Venuh informs WYH in a condolence message stated that Kejingkhum contributed his ser- Dimapur, September 24 (mexN): Lt Col (Retd) vices for the cause of Yimchungers Ape Venuh, Kilonser cum CAO (Caretaker) U/T-1 has to the best of his ability. His death is informed all business establishments and the public a great loss to the Yimchungers in under its jurisdiction not to entertain any money colparticular. WYH further prayed that lection without his knowledge. Lt Col (Retd) Ape Venuh the almighty God give strength to the stated in a press release that they have been receiving family members at this hour of grief, numerous complaints from different quarters. For any while wishing the departed soul to complaint or information contact the office of the CAO rest in peace. at 9774057292. has conveyed its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that the Almighty grant peace and comfort to them.

PWD Youth Organization condemns NHRA to observe World Tourism Day

Village functionaries trained on MGNREGA Dimapur, September 24 (mexN): The Directorate of State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) in collaboration with District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Dimapur is organizing a twoday training programme for village functionaries on Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). The training started this morning at Town Hall, Dimapur with N. Hushili Sema (IAS), Deputy Commissioner Dimapur gracing the inaugural function as chief guest. The chief guest told the gathering that government is giving much to the citizens and thereby initiating many various schemes to uplift the livelihood of the people at grass-root level. And since, public are the stakeholders and are empowered for implementation of the schemes, it is imperative to impart education on the concept of the schemes and programmes undertaken by the government. Stating that leaders at village level should maintain utmost transparency and accountability and also follow the guidelines for the implementation of the schemes for the all

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DBM invites to its World Deaf Day celebration

condolence messages

CBCC condoles with Boshi’s family Chakhesang Baptist Church Council (CBCC) has expressed deep shock and sadness over the untimely demise of Thupusato Boshi Vamuzo on September 22. Apart from his life as a public leader, Boshi Vamuzo was passionately involved in the church ministry and in the ministry of healing and transformation in the society, stated a condolence note appended by CBCC executive secretary Rev Dr Vezopa Tetseo. “He served as the Mission Chairman of Yorubami Outreach Mission Society under CBCC and during his mission leadership it witnessed much progress and growth particularly in the Sodiya Mission Field in Assam.” He also pioneered in the ministry of healing and restoration, especially for the Drug addicts by establishing Operation Dawn Nagaland (ODW) in 1997, which

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Dimapur, September 24 (mexN): Nagaland Hotels & Restaurant Association (NHRA) will be observing World Tourism Day on September 27. This year’s International theme is “Tourism & Water”, therefore NHRA has planned to paint and clean the old over bridge (Tragopan point to Burma camp) to mark the occasion. NHRA will be doing the social work at its own expenses. Every member of the association will be contrib-

LOU, DHEP, Doyang clarifies news item Responding to article published in The Morung Express dated 11th Sept.2013, subject LOU, DHEP, Doyang, we would like to clarify as follows: 1. That the tenure of LOU, DHEP office bearers expired in March 2007 and team of office bearers’ election was held on 22-09-2008 at DC’s Conference Hall based on the original list of the Executive Members submitted through Village Council Chairman as per DC’s order. Y. Odyuo was unanimously elected president. The mandate was obtained in the general meeting held on 21-11-2008 at Doyang Project site. 2. That the ‘No Confidence Motion’ was placed before DC Wokha on 12-07-2011 by 2/3rd majority Executive Members based on the original list of 2008. He was voted out and the DC ordered for election of new president vide Judgement No.54/2011-12 on 12-09-2012. 3. That accordingly, the Executive Members Meeting was held on 19-09-2011 at Doyang Project. While the election process was in full swing, Daniel Lotha, Secretary, Ministry of Chaplee Affairs GPRN (IM) intervened with high handed authority, terrorized the members, sabotaged the election and installed Y. Wopan Lotha as

uting financially and physically as responsible citizens and also as a contribution to the public to make them tourism conscious for promotion of tourism industry in our state, stated a press release received here. NHRA has requested all its member hotels to send one volunteer each to reach the site latest by 6:00 am on the day. The proprietors have also been requested to be present at the work site from 7:30 am to 9:30 am positively.

CORRIGENDUM

Apropos the news item “Nagaland signs MoU for chopper services” which appeared September 24, 2013, the regulatory stipulations to be complied with should be “as notified by the Director General of Civil Aviations Government of India” and not as the Assam Rifles. (DIPR)

JNV Peren principal clarifies

With regard to a press release published on September 24, regarding an appeal from JNV Peren authority, the principal of the school Dr A K Kasaiah has clarified that the Zeliangrong Baudi (N), Village Chairman Jalukie-B, Village Chairman Old Jalukie, Dobashis, Education Department, DPO Peren, and EBRC Peren, and others were also involved in taking decision in the meeting, besides those mentioned in the release. He has expressed regret for the omission.

Public SPace

president who was not in the picture at that time. Thus the problem started. 4. That, in order not to tarnish the image and good office of the GPRN govt. we had resolved to approach the higher authority for redress of justice vide our letter dated 23/09/2011 addressed to Kilo Kilonser, copy to Convenor, Steering Committee members, all Kilonsers and Steering Committee members. To our utter dismay, without summoning Executive Members of both parties to prove the majority as per our demand, the authority had appointed Wopan Lotha as “care taker” without hearing our complaint. At the same time, under the command of M. Daniel Lotha, two of our members were put in lock up. 5. That still then, for the last three years we continued to appeal to Kilo Kilonser with copy to all concerned to review the order for drawal of justice vide reminder letters, date wise - 17/10.2011, 01/12/2011, 15/12/2011, 10/01/2012, 09/03/2012, 30/08/2013, but the higher authority turned a deaf ear. 6. That on repeated appeals, knowing the gravity of the issue on the ground, at last, the Ministry of Kilo Affairs constituted 4 (four) members of ‘Fact Finding Committee’ headed by Secretary Kilo Affairs. They stationed at Doyang Project and on 17/07/ 2013 summoned both R. Yanthan and Y. Wopan Lotha parties to prove the

majority. Out of 48 Executive Members, 26 Executive Members paraded before the designated Committee Members in person, where as Y. Wopan Lotha’s group abstained from attending the meeting. The reason of non-appearance is best known to them. At the same time there are many manipulations of members’ names in the original list of 2008 produced by them in the news items. The record will say 26 Executive Members Signature in support of R. Yanthan, copy is appended herewith for your kind publication. But to our utter surprise setting aside the Committee’s Report, that Y. Wopan Lotha is appointed as president Vide Order No. 54-08/ORD/MKA-13 dt. 2nd Sept. 2013 without any time limit is not understood. Moreover, the tenure of office bearers is going to expire w.e.f 21/11/2013. 7. That Y. Wopan Lotha’s party resolution No. 2 says that no one is above the authority of the Executive Members as claimed by them. If you say so, then we are the majority as per original list of 2008. Please aware that above the Executive Members, peoples’ mandate is the supreme in a democracy. 8. Please understand that R. Yanthan, party leader and Kakuto Assumi Hd.GB, Convenor Executive Member are not acting on their own. They have been endorsed by the majority Executive Members. Also note in mind that the only biggest centrally sponsored project in Nagaland, both Lotha and

Sema lands were affected, so it has become our responsibilities to fight for birth rights jointly. Therefore, the question of misleading and damaging old good friendly relationship between Lothas and Semas does not arise. Our sole objective is to streamline the torn LOU, DHEP set up and to bring normalcy in the project in the interest of the affected landowners as well as the Nagas. Therefore terming them as self styled and vested interest leaders is illegal, illogical and irrational. 9. That, under what sanctioned authority you are warning them when we are demanding and fighting for redressal of justice to safeguard our birth right. The warning is questionable, we demand ‘bread, not stone nor serpent’, that is deliverance of justice. In case of any untoward eventualities towards any individual, you will be held responsible. Summing up in brief, we once again prayerfully urge ‘His Excellency the Yaruiwo, the Collective Leadership GPRN (IM) to intervene and revoke the order of 2nd Sept 2013 before the expiry of the dateline of 30th Sept 2013. Failing which, we will be forced to take our own course of action.

R. Yanthan Party leader loU, dHeP executive members, Wokha Kakuto assumi Hd gB convener loU, dHeP executive members, Zunheboto

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The Power of Truth

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oday, the culture of silence and complacency is taking a toll on the lives of Naga men and women. The silence is deafening and dampening to the human spirit and has weakened the human resolve to resist being drawn into a cycle of cynicism. This prevailing silence is frustratingly complex and hypnotic and has a lingering and traumatic effect; and hence, violent by its very nature. This form of silence and complacency is having an effect on young people. With the space for their voices to be heard being reduced; they are becoming increasingly alienated from decision making processes. At the very individual level many young people have stopped dreaming, hoping, thinking and understanding their purpose of existence. This has led to confusion and chaos. The violence of silence has stripped away the right to dignity and has conditioned a culture of conformity that accepts the abnormal as the norm. Consequently, many young people are losing their sense of self-respect and have stopped experiencing a praxis of what it really means to have self-respect and to live with hope. Within this given reality, Nagas need to begin taking responsibility for their problems and to creatively begin a process of talking to each other. Difficult as it maybe, it is essential to have a place where people can talk, plan and act together by naming the varying forms of violence and the causes that have led to it. It is equally important to unmask the truth. Eventually, one needs to evolve ways through which one can participate in the process of finding creative solutions to transcend the status-quo. In this period of transitionary disorder, it is important for young people’s hopes and aspirations to be heard. In the ongoing struggle between ideas, there are those that pursue to monopolize power from the top while propagating good-governance, while those struggling for just and democratic power relations advocate self-governance. The confrontation between these two ideas has created an impact not just on conventional politics but on all areas of life. The lines between the two are quite clearly demarcated. In such overwhelming circumstances, it becomes essential for young people to speak out their hopes for the future. The struggle therefore, is not about building an ideal, but involves creating a process that respects and upholds life-giving values that are imperative for the Naga future. It is about changing the nature of institutions and making them more inclusive, humanistic, democratic, and future oriented. This involves encouraging institutions and system to builds bridges to support negotiating differences and creating shared realities in which the diverse Naga nations (tribes) can dwell together as one people in mutual respect. It is critical for young Nagas to embark in the search for alternatives, so that it may lead to a shared future in which power is based on the values of with the people.

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Katherine Grainger

Step Up And Speak Up

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adeleine Albright appeared on my radar when she was appointed secretary of state. It was a big deal: she was the first woman to serve in that role and at the time—she’s now been matched by Hillary Clinton—the highest-ranking woman ever in American government. Politics then were very male-dominated and she really pushed for women’s rights. It wasn’t just because she was a feminist— she believed that when women are politically and economically empowered, the whole of society is enriched. The UN appointment was her first diplomatic role. There were 183 member countries and when she joined she organised a big lunch so all the women representatives could get to know each other. When she got to the venue there were only six women there, so she asked: "Where’s everyone else?" The others replied: "This is it." Seven women out of 183. But they formed an alliance to lobby together when important women’s issues came up. When a war-crimes tribunal was put together after the war in Bosnia, they managed to appoint two female judges, who helped get rape recognised as a weapon of war. At her first UN Security Council meeting all 14 of the other attendees were men. Initially she did what people usually do in a new group: sit back quietly to take in the mood and the atmosphere, trying to work out what you should and shouldn’t say. Suddenly she realised that she was sitting behind the American nameplate and if she didn’t speak up then America effectively would be denied a voice. She saw that there are moments when if you don’t step up and speak up then stuff won’t get done, things won’t get changed. That’s a really important message. Another of her ideas is that in the West women might not always have equality, but we have lots of opportunities. She felt a real duty to help strengthen and empower women in the rest of the world: to get women involved in politics and into positions of responsibility. This sounds like common sense and yet, within politics of that era, it was groundbreaking. I met her for the first time in Glasgow last autumn, at an event the Scottish Council organised. I felt at ease straight away. She’s incredibly sharp, intelligent and academic—she’s a professor at Georgetown University now—but also has a wonderful, wonderful sense of humour. She’s never afraid to state her viewpoint, or to say things that are challenging, but there’s a gentle, soft side to her: she’s really empathetic, very understanding. When I spoke to her she was talking about her children and grandchildren; she seemed incredibly wellrounded. Later she did a far-reaching speech about women’s issues and foreign policy—she was very opinionated but there was that wonderful intelligence behind everything she said, it wasn’t like a politician just speaking for the sake of speaking. She’s in her 70s, but she’s still making a difference. Katherine Grainger, CBE, is a record-breaking British rower who won gold at the 2012 Olympics in London. Madeleine Albright was appointed America’s ambassador to the United Nations in 1993, and was secretary of state from 1997 to 2001

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" I want to learn a lot from the standards that Singapore has been able to achieve, but I wonder whether we don't want something more for our country,"... "Perhaps Singapore could learn from us a more relaxed way of life."

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Kimberly Dozier AP Intelligence Writer

Kenya attack a shift for Somali rebels?

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he White House is under pressure to ramp up counterterrorism action against al-Shabab in Somalia following the al-Qaida-linked group's deadly attack on an upscale Kenyan shopping mall that has killed and injured dozens, including Americans. Republican lawmakers Sunday said the attack showed al-Qaida is growing in size and strength, belying the Obama administration's claims that it has grown weaker. "They're not on the decline," said Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, the ranking Republican on the Homeland Security Committee, on CBS' "Face the Nation." ''They're on the rise, as you can see from Nairobi." Al-Shabab militants launched their assault on Saturday, storming the mall with grenades and gunfire. Kenyan security forces launched a "major" assault late Sunday on the mall, where the militants are still holding an unknown number of hostages, trying to end the two-day standoff that had already killed at least 68 people. The Kenya Defense Forces say their troops have rescued "most" hostages and have taken control of most of the mall in Nairobi. State Department spokesman Marie Harf said five U.S. citizens were among the more than 175 injured, but no Americans are among those reported killed. Harf said U.S. law enforcement, military and civilian personnel in Nairobi are providing advice and assistance as requested by the Kenyan authorities. U.S. counterterrorism officials throughout the Obama administration have debated whether to target the Somalia-based rebel group more directly, especially after it merged with al-Qaida in early 2012. But U.S. action has been limited to the occasional drone strike or raid when a particularly high-value al-Qaida target comes into view, while relying primarily on assisting Somali and African peacekeeping forces to carry out the day-to-day fight. That decision was partly driven by the fear that directly targeting al-Shabab would spur the group to expand its own target list, striking at U.S. diplomatic posts overseas and calling on members of the Somali diaspora inside the U.S. to carry out attacks, according to multiple current and former U.S. counterterrorism officials. They all spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss publicly internal policy decisions. A White House official said Sunday that the administration had taken a "balanced approach." "It's not a question of either direct action or playing a supporting role," National Security Council spokesman Jonathan Lalley said by email Sunday. "Our approach has been to work to enable and support African partners," as well as prosecuting some al-Shabab members and supporters, he said. "The U.S. military has also taken direct action in Somalia against members of al-Qaida — some of them members of al-Shabab — engaged in efforts to carry out terrorist attacks against the United States and U.S. interests," Lalley said. But that effort in Somalia pales next to, say, the hundreds of U.S. drone strikes against militants in Yemen and Pakistan during the Obama administration. The Somali rebel group has similarly limited its own target list to Somali officials or troops, and African Union peacekeeping troops, to avoid drawing the U.S. counterterrorism machine into a full-fledged fight, the U.S. officials say. Though headed by hard corps Islamist militants, al-Shabab's more moderate membership has successfully argued to keep the group focused on overthrowing the U.S.-based Somali government, rather than taking on the mantle of al-Qaida's larger war with the west. The group did claim responsibility for twin suicide bombings in Uganda in 2010 that killed more than 70 people, but that was seen as a reaction to Uganda providing the bulk of African peacekeeping forces in Somalia. Similarly, al-Shabab said this weekend's attack was in retribution for Kenyan forces' 2011 push into Somalia. "You reach the population who says the cost we're bearing for this operation in Somalia is too much," said al-Shabab expert Daveed GartensteinRoss, of the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies. "From Shabab's calculus, they may well think it's worth inflicting a heavy cost on Kenya," even if it draws U.S. ire. But the scale and technical sophistication of the Nairobi attack could signal a change in al-Shabab's aspirations, according to Republican Rep. Peter King, possibly increasing the group's direct threat to the United States. King said the State Department had not initially wanted to declare al-Shabab a terrorist organization because it saw the group focusing on tribal issues within Somalia. It was declared a terror organization in 2008. "Now, we see, by attacking into Kenya they certainly have an international dimension to them," King said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." ''We're talking about very significant terrorist groups here which are showing a capacity to attack outside of their borders and actually recruit people from here in the United States," said King, who serves on the House Intelligence Committee. The attack is a recruiting and fundraising shot in the arm for al-Shabab's leader, Mukhtar Abu Zubeyr, who is working to consolidate power after a year spent eliminating rivals, according to Raffaello Pantucci, who has studied the group for West Point's Combating Terrorism Center. "It's a trifecta for the group," Pantucci said in an interview Sunday. "It brings attention, causes chaos and is successful." Leaving the violence unanswered could be a further boon for the organization. Up until now, President Barack Obama secretly has authorized only two commando raids and at least two drone strikes against the al-Qaida linked terrorists in Somalia, while a small U.S. special operations team has advised African peacekeeping troops, as well as helping build a small elite Somali counterterrorism force, according to two former U.S. mili-

In this November 4, 2008 file photo shows members of Somalia's al-Shabab jihadist movement seen during exercises at their military training camp outside Mogadishu. Al-Shabab have claimed responsibility for the gun and grenade attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday Sept 21 which has left dozens dead and wounded, apparently in retaliation for Kenya's military participation in peace-keeping efforts in Somalia. (AP Photo/File)

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ere are 10 things to know about al-Shabab, the States embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 Somali Islamic extremist group that has claimed were given refuge in Somalia. responsibility for the attack on Kenya's premier WHERE DOES AL-SHABAB'S shopping mall that killed dozens of civilians. MONEY COME FROM? Before African troops moved in, al-Shabab WHAT IS AL-SHABAB? Al-Shabab is an extremist Islamic terrorist was making a steady income from duties and fees force that grew out of the anarchy that crippled levied at ports and airports as well as extorting Somalia after warlords ousted a longtime dicta- taxes on domestic produce and demanding "jitor in 1991. Its name means "The Youth" in Arabic, hadi" contributions. A United Nations report esand it was a splinter youth wing of a weak Islamic timated al-Shabab's income in 2011 at between Courts Union government created in 2006 to es- $70 million and $100 million. It has lost most of tablish a fundamentalist Islamic state in the East that revenue since it was forced out of MogadiAfrican nation. Al-Shabab is estimated to have sev- shu and Kismayo. Al-Shabab's only ally in Africa eral thousand fighters, including a few hundred is Eritrea — which backs it to counter its enemy foreign fighters. Some of the insurgents' foreign Ethiopia, which also has troops in Somalia. Erfighters are from the Middle East with experience itrea denies charges that it helps arm al-Shabab. in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Others are FRACTURED GROUP? young, raw recruits from Somali communities in Al-Shabab is believed to have fractured over the United States and Europe. U.S. officials have its alliance with al-Qaida, which caused a rift that expressed fears that militants fleeing Afghanistan has grown between core Shabab fighters who beand Pakistan could seek refuge in Somalia. lieve their struggle should focus on Somalia, and WHERE IS AL-SHABAB? growing tensions with foreign fighters who want Al-Shabab won control of almost all of Soma- to plot a regional terrorist strategy. Analysts think lia's capital, Mogadishu, in 2006, and held large attack on Nairobi's Westgate mall could indicate swathes of central and southern Somalia until a the extremists are winning that internal strugUnited Nations-backed force from the African gle. Further divisions are believed to have been Union, including soldiers from neighboring Kenya caused by the group's decision to ban foreign and Uganda, pushed the militants out of the city in aid organizations from operating in the country 2011 and out of the vital port of Kismayo in 2012. and providing food to save millions of victims of The rebels still control many rural areas in Soma- conflict-induced famine. That decision was anlia where it imposes strict Shariah law, including nounced in 2011, when the U.N. said Somalia had stoning to death women accused of adultery and the world's highest child mortality rate. amputating the hands of accused thieves. In addiU.S. ROLE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST AL-SHABAB? tion it has staged deadly suicide bomb attacks on The United States backed the first African inMogadishu and Kismayo. tervention against al-Shabab, supporting Ethopian HOW MANY FIGHTERS DOES IT HAVE? troops that invaded in 2006. Washington has given No one knows for sure, but al-Shabab is be- millions of dollars to support the U.N.-backed Afrilieved to command thousands of fighters including can force fighting al-Shabab, which it designated a hundreds of foreigners. foreign terrorist organization in 2008. The intervention from Ethiopia, a longtime enemy of SomaWHY ARE THEY ATTACKING KENYA? lia, is considered to have radicalized al-Shabab and Al-Shabab has warned for two years that it perhaps pushed it into the arms of al-Qaida, acwill attack Kenya in retaliation for the country's cording to the U.S.-based Center for Strategic and leading role in sending troops to Somalia in 2011 International Studies. and effectively reducing the extremist group's power in Somalia. Al-Shabab also claimed re- WHAT INSPIRES THEM? sponsibility for the July 2010 suicide bombings Al-Shabab is inspired by the Saudi Arabian Wain Kampala, Uganda, that killed more than 70 habi version of Islam though most Somalis belong people watching a World Cup final soccer match to the more moderate Sufi strain. While they initialat a restaurant popular among foreigners. Ugan- ly won popularity with Somalis by promising secudan troops also are fighting in the African force rity and stability after years of lawlessness and vioin Somalia. The group has staged ongoing major lence, al-Shabab's destruction of Sufi shrines has attacks within Somalia for years. cost them much support among locals. AL-QAIDA LINKS? Al-Shabab and al-Qaida in February 2012 announced their alliance, with al-Shabab leader Mukhtar Abu Zubair pledging allegiance to the global terror movement. Al-Qaida's 2002 attacks on an Israeli-owned Kenyan resort in Mombasa and an attempted attack on a plane carrying Israeli tourists are believed to have been planned by an al-Qaida cell in Somalia. U.S. officials believe some of the al-Qaida terrorists who bombed the United

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR SOMALIA? Somalia's first elected government in more than two decades won power a year ago and, together with the African Union force, has the opportunity to create "a window of opportunity to fundamentally change Somalia's trajectory," according to the U.S. State Department. Business is growing and even foreign oil companies are negotiating concessions at the most hopeful moment in decades for that failed state.

tary officials familiar with the operations. "The 'don't expand the fight' argument has alTwo former U.S. counterterrorism officials say ways won," one said. the preference has always been to meet specific inThey said the number of western citizens among cidents with a specific response but to avoid getting the dead and injured in the weekend incident may too deeply involved in the continent of Africa. change the U.S. calculation.

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The Ultimate Celestial Drama

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he book of Genesis tells us that God created Adam and Eve in his own image and placed them in a beautiful garden called the Eden garden. Indeed it is awe-inspiring to know that God created man in his own image to have fellowship with Him and to be a source of joy and happiness to Him. And for God, to create man in his own image was not a need but rather it was his personal decision. In other words, God created man not because He had to……but because He wanted to. This is so because even without man God was still God complete in every sense - almighty, all-powerful and all-encompassing. But still, God went ahead with the idea of creating man in his own image so that man could have fellowship with Him and be a source of joy and happiness to Him. And when God decided to make man in his own image, He also knew very well the possible fallouts and the potential risks and dangers. In fact, God was very sure that man would fail Him. And that is why God had made ready everything even before the creation of man. God was convinced that man would fail the test and that was exactly what happened when Adam and Eve rebelled against Him by eating the forbidden fruit. And when Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating the forbidden fruit, God had no other option other than to chase them away from the Eden garden. But even after man had rebelled against Him, God did not want man to perish and wander away from him just like that. This is so because He had created man for fellowship with Him and to be a source of joy and happiness to Him. Therefore He wanted to give man another chance so that man could realize his folly and return to the creator God and have fellowship with Him for all eternity. Therefore, when God chased away Adam and Eve from the beautiful garden, He also mentioned to them that a savior would be given to them through whom man could once again be reconciled with the creator. Here I would like to believe that human history began not when God created Adam and Eve…….. but when they were chased away from the beautiful garden. No one knows how long Adam and Eve lived in the Eden garden. The Bible is also silent on this. It could be a few years, many years or even centuries. However, Eve did not give birth to her children while she was in the garden. It was only after they were chased away from the Eden garden that Eve gave birth to both Cain and Abel. Thus we can somehow conclude that human history actually began after the first two men were chased away from the Eden garden. Moreover, it is also noteworthy that God did not mention anything about the so-called savior while Adam and Eve were still with Him in the garden. It was only while they were being chased away that God mentioned about the so-called savior who would once again redeem man to God. This is the reason why, when Cain was born, Eve wondered whether he was the promised savior. Man is still inconclusive when it comes to the time that elapsed between the disbandment of Adam and Eve from the Eden garden and the coming of Christ. Some biblical scholars believe that it is about 4000 years. However, many may not be convinced with this figure. However, from the moment Adam and Eve were chased away from the Eden garden, the flow of human history began. And since then, the history of men and nations began marching and progressing towards the culmination of that one event that would once again reconcile man with God. That ultimate culminating event is the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on a Roman cross 2000 years ago. If we take a close look at the history, geography and logic surrounding the crucifixion of Jesus Christ 2000 years ago, we can easily conclude that the life, death and resurrection of Jesus were pre-planned and divinely orchestrated at the right historical time and at the right geographical spot. Now, lets examine a few of these very touching aspects. Firstly, the Bible tells us that the earthly life and death of Jesus was premeditated from the time God created Adam and Eve in His image because God was sure that man would fail Him. And since this was the case, it would have been a great in-

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Straight From The Heart History, politics, Culture… justice and fallacy if an event of such historic and divine magnitude was to happen without any preinformation or announcement. This is the reason why, throughout the long history of Israel, God reared and anointed prophets to declare this message to his chosen people so that they could prepare themselves and be witnesses for the events that were to unfold amongst them for the ultimate salvation of humankind. Secondly, if the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is the only way through which mankind could once again be reconciled with God, then this event inevitably had to take place in a place where this story could find its way to all corners of the world. And this was exactly what happened. The crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ happened in Jerusalem, Israel which is situated in the so-called Middle East area. Here, it is interesting to note that during the times of Jesus, the world was yet to know that the earth is actually a sphere which revolves around the sun and that the socalled Middle East area is actually the geographical center of the world. But even then, God knew that the Middle East area was the geographical center of the world. Therefore, it is befitting and understandable that these events took place in the geographical centre of the world from where the story of salvation could easily spread to all parts of the world and to all nations. We could possibly not expect an event of this historic and divine proportion to take place in a remote corner of Africa, Latin America or Asia. Thirdly, Jesus Christ did not die a private death. His death was a public event witnessed by one and all. The manner in which Jesus was crucified says it all. His hands were stretched out and nailed to the cross and as he was lifted up on the cross in the Calvary hill, it was to become a befitting symbolic posture of the reconciliation of man with God. Moreover, as he was led through the main street of Jerusalem by the Roman soldiers, everybody came out and witnessed the episode. And for God’s purpose to be fulfilled, it was necessary that Jesus Christ died a public death. The purpose would not have been achieved if Jesus had died a silent and private death. Fourthly, if this message of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ was meant for all humanity and for all future generations, then these events inevitably had to take place when the world was at a comfortable position to pass down information to the future generations. Passing down information to the succeeding generations only verbally would neither be long-lasting nor reliable. Here also, it is noteworthy that by the time of Jesus, the art of writing was already at a very advanced stage. Languages like Greek, Aramaic and Hebrew all had their own scripts by then which were quite advanced and also wellcirculated in the Middle East area. Thus, all the utterances of Jesus and also all the events that happened

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during his time could be well recorded in writing and passed down to the succeeding generations. Fifthly, if the crucifixion of Christ is to be the symbolic redemption of mankind, then this event could not be expected to be a secluded one. It had to surpass all boundaries and limits and reach the far corners of the world. And here also, it is worth mentioning that the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was not an event which was witnessed only by the Jews. Rather, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was an international event and it went on to create headlines all over the world in due course of time. Of course, there was no BBC, CNN, Al-Jazeera or NDTV during the times of Jesus. However, every major event that takes place in the Middle East area becomes international news in due course of time. This was what happened during the times of the Greeks and this was also what happened during the times of the Romans. This is so because the Middle East area is geographically the centre of the earth where multiple international trade routes and seaports abounded. Therefore, information was bound to travel far and wide. Moreover, the Romans ruled over the entire Middle East area during the time of Jesus and it was none other than the Romans who crucified Jesus 2000 years ago. Therefore, this story was bound to become international news in due course of time and this was required for the story of Jesus to achieve its purpose of saving human souls. We all know that the assassination of John F. Kennedy in November 1963 is a real historical event. Likewise, the assassination of Indira Gandhi in October 1984 and that of Martin Luther King in 1968 are also real historical events. Nobody can deny these history changing events. Similarly, the crucifixion of a man called Jesus Christ on a Roman cross 2000 years ago is also a real historical event. Even non-believers cannot deny that a man called Jesus Christ was crucified on a Roman cross in Jerusalem nearly 2000 years ago. However, non-believers do not accept that Jesus rose from the death three days after his crucifixion. Of course, nobody will be able to prove scientifically that Jesus rose from the death. But for an ardent believer, the evidences are all too astounding and convincing to be set aside. Nevertheless, even non-believers have come to accept the profound and deep-rooted impact that Jesus Christ had had in the flow of human history. As such, even human history itself has been divided as B.C. (Before Christ) and A.D. (Anno Domino meaning ‘In the year of our Lord’). And therefore, under the heavens and in all times that had been and that is yet to come, there would be no other drama as historic, as divine, as holy, as dramatic and as ultimate as the life, crucifixion, death and resurrection of Christ….And it is entirely up to us whether we accept this or not…….. if the latest Digital SLR is in within your budget then, there’s nothing wrong in buying one. 5. Pay Off Your Good Debt This is the lower interest rate debt like home loans. If you have good debt, allocate what you have left to paying it down faster so that you can save on interest.

6. Other Ideas Charity: Not does this time of year lend itself to the good feelings of donating to a good cause, you’ll get a tax deduction with your donation. Savings Goals: You can also contribute to a long-term savings goal, like your future home or starting your own business. If you haven’t yet started your child’s education fund, this could be a great way to start it. Large Expenses: Look ahead to the next year and think about any large expenses coming in. Does your refrigerator need replacement? Perhaps your house needs a repainting. Set aside money for those large, irregular expenses so you don’t stress when they come.

Tips for Festive Shopping: • Make a budget, leave you Credit and Debit card at home, instead carry cash. • Remember - nothing is free in this world. • Leave your children at home, and do a preliminary survey first. • Teens should be given a budget to shop. This way they will learn the value of money. • Compare the price you are about to pay, not the discounts offered. • Beware of the bundle offers, like one is free with two. Ask if you really need the third one. • Before leaving home for shopping, make a list of things you want and don’t go beyond. If you like something which was not in the list, don’t buy, come back home. If even next morning you think you really want it, go ahead, buy it. After all Dewali comes only once a year. The writer is the Principal Financial Planner at EconPenny. You can chat-twit-mail him at @ dipankar.jakharia | @d_jakharia | dipankar. jakharia@ .com

Not too long ago, the most respected Naga people were the ones who could hunt the most heads. The more kills a warrior had, the more respect he had in his village and it translated into everything from the ornaments he wore to the shawls and the house decorations that could be displayed. Headhunting is a tradition that has died out but there seems to be new modern ways where Nagas can earn respect at the cost of others.

Corruption: Another form of Headhunting? Bokali shohe, Assistant Professor History eadhunting practice was not a practice unique to the Nagas but it was practiced in other parts of the world as well. It was a culture which existed in parts of Oceania, South and Southeast Asia, West and Central Africa, the West Germanic peoples, the Norse and Scynthians of ancient Europe. It also occurred in Europe until the early 20th century in the Balkan Peninsula and to the end of the Middle Ages in Ireland and the Anglo-Scottish border regions. In this article, I look specifically into the Nagas practice of headhunting and the responsibility of society after its discontinuity. Head hunting was practiced among the Nagas before the nineteenth century. The sources we have today for looking into the culture of head hunting among the Nagas are the colonial and anthropological sources and the material remains in the form of ornaments and head skulls which are still preserved in some villages. Head hunting is referred to the practice of taking a persons head. It was, however not just a barbaric act of violence but an act deeply associated with religious, traditional and cultural connotations among the Nagas. A number of colonial writers have viewed the practice of head hunting as barbaric and savage as the heads taken were not just of men but of women and children too. Headhunting was also conducted not just during the period of war but was often done in the form of surprise attacks on enemy villages. They were encouraged and rewarded because they checked and kept their enemy villages at bay or avenged their mates by attacking these villages. The heads of women and children were also collected and these heads were considered to be of more value as it proved that men had been successful in reaching into the most protected regions of a village. Attempts have been made by various Naga scholars to do away with harsh comments and notions made on their history and rightly so because looking at the time period and the circumstances one cannot term the practice as ‘evil’, ‘barbaric’ or ‘an act of blood thirsty savages’ because the reasons for men taking part in this activity was actually quite reasonable for the men at the given time frame. On the other hand, some Naga scholars have reasonably argued that killing in any form was evil be it through headhunting or through bombing and shooting in wars. The reason why I suggest that headhunting was not a barbaric or a savage act (though killing in itself is a strongly unacceptable crime in any society) is because the factors that led Naga men to participate in head hunting almost justified their not so pleasing tradition of taking peoples head as trophies. The practice of head hunting among the Nagas was a means to achieve honor, prestige and respect in the society and community. There were a number of attractions for Naga men to participate in this activity of headhunting as he could achieve new status of a warrior in his village (the Konyaks had a special term called ‘Naomei’ for men who took heads during raids). He would be privileged to wear special ornaments to symbolize his valorous deeds, also specially designed clothes which were woven could now be worn by him and his wife gave him a special position in his village as a head hunter. The Nagas could on two special instances earn great individual prestige: one was by taking of human heads and the second by giving of Mithun feast. The prestige, value and meaning of these ornaments and special woven clothes lost its meaning and significance with the coming of Christianity after which headhunting was discouraged and people began to have a new perspective on this practice. However, before the arrival of this new religion people who wore these special ornaments on village festivals were greatly respected. Public admiration and respect is a thing which humans will never tire of. The approval that they earned from their deeds encouraged them to continue this tradition of taking heads. However the special significance of the ornaments began to lose meaning around 1900’s as people started wearing them without much thought. One reason for this was the coming of new religion Christianity and the discontinuity of the practice of headhunting. When we look at the benefits that a man and his family gained through head hunting, we realize the significance that head hunting had for a young Naga men in his village. On taking a closer look at this tradition of headhunting, although it appears violent, barbaric or savage, the subject is actually merely a responsible act by men who were looking for approval from the society. They were not only responsible for protecting their village through headhunting but were motivated by the special honor and prestige that they would achieve through their valorous act of merit. And the men for one were not at fault for taking the lives of people. The tradition of headhunting was continued in the society as long as there was approval and encouragement from the village community. There are certain vices which are prevalent in our society today and other societies as well, which we need to get rid of. One such vice is in the form of corruption. It is present not just in our state but everywhere else. The difficulty that I see in removing this vice in our state for one is the continuous support that has been given to our corrupt officials and leaders directly or indirectly. When these corrupt officials bring in their huge booty in the form of lakhs of rupees as donations to public organizations or churches, they are celebrated and welcomed without being questioned as to where the money has come from. In this way, we are encouraging people to be corrupt and sometimes by asking them for donations we even force them to steal from public treasury. Can we as a society encourage honesty by not giving honor just for the sake of money? If we as a society reacted differently we will be taking one step towards removing this growing tradition of corruption. Before corruption becomes an imbedded tradition we need to remove it from our society. Change is not impossible but is in fact the only thing that is permanent so we need to have a positive mindset and put in all the effort we can together to bring about positive change in our society. Society has the responsibility of removing traditions or continuing them, as we see in the case of headhunting. The moment society turned away its approval, headhunting became history. There is great power that society wields in forming traditions for a society. We as a society, with our approval, can remove or lay foundations for traditions.

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Tetso College Parent-Teacher Meeting All parents are invited to attend a Parent-Teacher Meeting at Tetso College on 27th September 2013. The introductory programme will begin from 9:30 AM till 10 AM. Parents can drop in anytime before 1:15 PM to meet teachers individually. All parents/guardians are requested to come and meet the teachers to discuss issues, attendance and the progress of their child/ward. The College will also be organizing its Autumn Fest 2013 on this day, which comprises of dance, song, debate, extempore and essay competition. Parents are welcome to watch the programme. Dr. P.S. Lorin, Principal “Degree of Thought is a weekly community column initiated by Tetso College in partnership with The Morung Express. Degree of Thought will delve into the social, cultural, political and educational issues around us. Tetso College is a NAAC Accredited UGC recognised Commerce and Arts College. For feedback or comments please email: admin@tetsocollege.org”

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India upset over UN Govt releases data of riot victims Security Council paralysis identifying religion for first time

NEW DELHI, SEptEmbEr 24 (ptI): Perhaps for the first time, the Home Ministry has identified the religion of victims of communal violence, saying 107 people lost their lives in riots this year, of whom 66 were Muslims and 41 were Hindus. A document released by the Home Ministry said there were 479 riots in the country, including in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, till September 15 in which 107 people lost their lives. UP recorded the highest number of casualties -- 62 -- among all states, of whom 42 were Muslims and 20 were Hindus. There were 93 riots in UP in the first nine months of 2013 in addition to 108 incidents of tension in the state. Altogether 1,697 people were injured in communal disturbances in the country this year, of whom 794 were Hindus and 703 were Muslims. Among the injured this year, there were 200 policemen. A total of 219 Muslims and 134 Hindus were injured in riots in Uttar Pradesh in 2013. Bihar,

BJP’s Sangeet Som booked under National Security Act

in jail, has now been booked under the stringent National Security Act (NSA) for his alleged role in the Muzaffarnagar communal clashes, which claimed nearly 50 lives and displaced about 45,000 people earlier this month. Som has been charged with making hate speeches and circulating an inflammatory video on his Facebook page. The video, showing the killing of two men, was found to be two years old, and shot somewhere in Pakistan. The NSA calls for the preventive detention of the accused for File photo of BJP legislator six months without any provision Sangeet Som. for bail. The stringent provision mUzAffArNAgAr, SEptEm- can only be revoked by an advisory bEr 24 (AgENcIES): The BJP board of High Court judges. Som legislator Sangeet Som, already was sent to Urai jail in Jalaun district

which saw 40 communal disturbances and 25 incidents of tension-like situation in 2013, recorded nine death in riots, of whom five were Hindus and four were Muslims. Among the injured in Bihar, 123 were Hindus and 66 were Muslims, while 19 were from the police department. In Gujarat, there were 54 cases of communal violence and 21 of tension in 2013 in which

six people lost their lives of whom three each were Hindus and Muslims. Of the injured in Gujarat, 85 were Hindus, 57 Muslims and five were police personnel. There were 56 communal disturbances and 100 incidents of tension in Maharashtra this year, in which three Hindus and seven Muslims were killed. Of the injured, 101 were Hindus, 106 Muslims and

on Sunday, where his entry into the prison created controversy with the jailor caught on camera greeting him as he entered the premises. Meanwhile, a Muzaffarnagar court today granted bail to two other Uttar Pradesh legislators sent to jail last week for their alleged role in the communal clashes. The BJP’s Suresh Rana and the Bahujan Samaj Party’s Noor Salim Rana were granted bail by the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sundar Lal for lack of evidence against them. Significantly, no evidence of hate speech was presented before the court by the prosecution to oppose the bail. The two leaders are also accused of arson and stopping a public servant from doing their duty.

64 policemen. The Home Ministry statistics said there were 640 incidents of communal disturbances in the country in 2012, in which 93 people lost their lives of whom 48 were Muslims, 44 Hindus and one was policeman. A total of 2,067 people were injured in the riots in 2012 of whom 1,010 were Hindus, 787 Muslims, 222 policemen and 48 others.

The highest number of 39 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh in 117 incidents of communal disturbance in 2012, of whom 20 were Hindus and 19 Muslims. Among the injured, 266 were Hindus, 197 Muslims and 25 were policemen. In Maharashtra, there were 94 riots and 208 incidents of tension in 2012, in which 15 people lost their lives. Of them,

nine were Muslims and six Hindus. Among the injured, 110 were Muslims, 97 Hindus, 44 policemen and 29 others. There were 89 incidents of communal disturbance and 92 of tension in Madhya Pradesh in 2012, in which four Hindus and five Muslims were killed. 146 Hindus, 80 Muslims and 15 policemen suffered injuries in these incidents. In West Bengal, there were 23 cases of communal disturbance and 21 of tension in 2012, in which eight Muslims and one Hindu were killed, while 38 Muslims and 19 Hindus suffered injuries. There were 20 riots and 30 incidents of tension in Bihar in 2012 which led to the death of three Hindus. A total of 87 Hindus and 52 Muslims were injured in the incidents of communal disturbance in the state last year. In Gujarat, there were 57 incidents of communal disturbance and 20 of tension in 2012 in which four Hindus and one Muslim were killed. Among the injured in the state, 82 were Hindus, 91 Muslims and 28 were policemen.

UNItED NAtIONS, SEptEmbEr 24 (Ap): India says frustration is building among U.N. member states over paralysis in the Security Council and its inability to respond to international crises. The South Asian nation is promoting its years-long effort for expansion of the U.N.’s most powerful body during the annual gathering of world leaders this week. India, Brazil, Germany and Japan all want to become permanent council members and are pushing for a reform proposal that world leaders can consider in 2015, when the U.N. holds its 70th anniversary summit. The council currently has five permanent members. India’s ambassador to the U.N., Asoke Mukerji, told reporters Monday that more than 120 of 193 U.N. member states support changes to the current structure. And India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to address the issue in his speech Saturday before the General Assembly. Since 1979, the U.N. has been talking about expanding the council to reflect the changing world, not the global power structure after World War II when the United Nations was founded. But every proposal has been rejected, primarily because of rivalries between countries and regions more concerned about their own self-interests than the improved functioning of the U.N. “I think the frustration is being felt now by the international community because they find that the Security Council is completely paralyzed. It does not respond in time to various crises,” Mukerji said. He said the council is unrepresentative and so can’t carry out its mandate in maintaining international peace and security. Permanent members Russia and China have been at odds with Britain, France and the United States over whether a resolution on destroying Syria’s chemical weapons should be backed up by a threat of force. The diplomatic wrangling over how to respond to the two-year civil war in Syria is the latest international crisis to put a spotlight on the division among the five veto-wielding members of the council. Disagreements are typically over how threatening and interventionist the world body should be. The council’s 10 nonpermanent members, which are elected for two-year terms, do not have veto power. How an expanded council would operate more smoothly if the original permanent members retain veto power is unclear.

62 per cent petrol used by All eyes on Jaganmohan once again as he walks out of jail SEptEmbEr 2010. After the death of his father in 2-wheelers, 27 per cent by cars HYDErAbAD, 24 (IANS): YS Jaganmohan Reda helicopter crash four years ago, Ja-

NEW DELHI, SEptEmbEr 24 (tNN): The government touted petrol as rich man’s fuel to stop subsidy. But a latest survey shows 62% of the fuel flowing into the market is consumed by the aam aadmi’s sawari — two-wheelers — while about 2% is being sold loose by people to earn their livelihood in remote villages and coastal areas. The survey, conducted by Nielsen for the oil ministry’s think-tank — Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell — shows cars accounting for about 27% of consumption, three-wheelers for 6% and about 2% being used for “other purposes” such as running generators etc. The survey is part of the ministry’s efforts at preparing a roadmap for managing the domestic oil market. Hamstrung by rising oil import bill — increasing 9.5% to Rs 347,432 crore in the April-August period — and subsidy estimates ballooning to Rs 180,000 crore, oil minister M Veerappa Moily is launching a fuel conservation campaign on Tuesday as a way to check demand growth. Petrol consumption is pegged at nearly 16 million tonnes. The survey shows utility vehicles burning over 4% of this. It shows that in coastal regions and remote villages, people buy petrol from retail outlets in drums and barrels and sell it at a premium to fishing boats and bikes etc, respectively. The fuel is also being used

to run small generators in tea gardens of West Bengal and Assam. Diesel, in contrast, follows a more predictable consumption pattern. The study says 66% of the fuel is used for transport, 19% for agriculture, more than 2% for powering mobile towers and the remaining for running back-up generators and construction equipment. Diesel consumption is estimated at 69 million tonnes. Light and heavy commercial vehicles - mini vans and trucks and buses burn 38% of total diesel sold in the country. Cars and sports utility vehicles account for about 19%, much in line with the rise in sale of diesel cars due to the fuel’s price differential with petrol due to continuing government subsidy. Much of this subsidy could be benefitting commercial enterprises such as taxi operators. The survey shows use of diesel cars and SUVs for commercial purpose is the highest in south at 20% and lowest in the eastern region at 16%. Among the four zones, transport has the highest share of diesel consumption at 77% in south. The sector shows the lowest share in the north, accounting for 59% of the total sectoral consumption. North, however, notches up the highest diesel consumption rate in agriculture at over 24% against 10% in south, the lowest.

dy, who walked free on Tuesday after nearly 16 months in jail in disproportionate assets case, is once again the centre of attention. The YSR Congress party chief’s release came at a time when Andhra Pradesh is passing through political turmoil in the wake of Congress party’s decision to carve out a separate Telangana state. With no stakes in Telangana, the MP from Kadapa will try to cash in on the ‘samaikhya Andhra’ or united Andhra sentiment in Seemandhra (Rayalaseema and Andhra regions) by joining people opposing the state’s division. Jagan, as the son of late chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy is popularly known, is expected to take court’s permission to visit Seemandhra in a few days. In fact, he sought bail on the ground that he wants to be with the people when they are protesting. Jagan was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on May 27 last year when he was campaigning in the byelections. Now, as he walks free from jail, albeit on bail, the situation has completely changed with the July 30 decision of the Congress Working Committee (CWC). Political observers say the 41-year-old

Govt asks VK Singh to reveal names of ministers paid by army

NEW DELHI, SEptEmbEr 24 (ptI): Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday asked former Army chief V K Singh to name Jammu and Kashmir politicians who were allegedly paid money by the Army for “stability”, saying if details are given the government was ready to probe. “V K Singh should name politicians. He should reveal the names (of those to whom money was allegedly paid). If details are given, we can investigate,” he told reporters on the sidelines of

a function here. The home minister’s remarks came in the wake of the retired general’s statement that that “certain ministers” in the state are given money by the Army for “stability” and that this has been going on since Independence. Singh, who is in the eye of the storm over reports that that attempts were made to topple the Jammu and Kashmir government during his tenure as the Army chief, had said yesterday, the “Army transfers money to all the ministers in Jam-

mu and Kashmir...because there are various things to be done and ministers have to do so many things as part of the stabilizing factor in the state and for organising various activities.” Questioned whether all ministers are paid, he amended his statement, saying, “May be not all the ministers but certain ministers and people who are given a certain sum to get a particular thing done. That job involves bringing stability to a particular area.”

Exile Tibetans protest the alleged secret cremation by Nepal of a 38-year-old Tibetan Buddhist monk, Karma Ngedon Gyatso, who self-immolated in Katmandu 49 days ago on Aug. 6, in Dharmsala, in Dharmsala, on September 24. Protesters carried a white sheet and an empty earthen urn symbolizing the absence of Gyatso’s body or ashes to complete religious rituals as per Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Tibetans believe that the soul finally departs the earthly world on the 49th day after death. (AP Photo)

YSR Congress party chief Jagan Mohan Reddy, greets supporters after he was released on bail from the Chanchalguda Central Prison in Hyderabad, on September 24. (AP Photo)

will try to consolidate the party in Seemandhra. Both MPs and all 17 state legislators of the party have already submitted their resignations to oppose the CWC decision on creating a separate Telangana. One of the richest politicians in

the country with declared assets of Rs 365 crore, the young leader will once again be the centre of attention. He will resume attacking both the Congress and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) as he had been doing since launching his YSR Congress in

gan was projected as the next chief minister by YS Rajasekhara Reddy’s loyalists but they dumped him at the instance of the Congress leadership. The businessman-politician defied the Congress leadership and emerged as a crowd-puller when he embarked on the ‘Odarpu Yatra’ to console the families of those who reportedly died of grief after his father’s death. Within no time, he emerged as the third major political force in the state. Despite his arrest, the YSR Congress bagged one Lok Sabha seat and 15 of 18 assembly seats for which byelections were held. Even when he was in jail, about a dozen legislators of the Congress and the TDP called on him to switch loyalties. This made the leaders of both the parties to allege that Jagan has turned Chanchalguda Central Jail his party office and luring their legislators with money. Jagan proved his relevance in the state politics in 2011 with his record-shattering win in Kadapa by-elections. He retained the seat with a majority of over five lakh votes. The trouble for Jagan began in 2011 when the high court on a petition by a Congress leader directed the CBI to probe his assets.

Bill on jailed lawmakers approved

NEW DELHI, SEptEmbEr 24 (IANS): President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday approved a bill and gave shape to a law that will allow politicians in jail and under police custody to contest polls. The presidential nod for the Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2013, paved the way for negating a Supreme Court order that restricted politicians in lawful custody from taking part in elections. Parliament passed the bill Sep 6 after Law and Justice

Minister Kapil Sibal brought in the proposed legislation. At the start of parliament’s monsoon session, all parties were united in demanding that the government move a draft legislation to negate the court order. The parties aired apprehensions that the court order could be misused by politicians’ rivals to file false cases on poll eve to get them disqualified from contest. The law negates the July 10 Supreme Court order which said that since those

in jail could not vote as per the electoral act, they would also not qualify for contesting elections to parliament or state legislatures. Presenting the bill in parliament, Sibal said: “Sometimes we make mistakes and sometimes the courts can make a mistake. In this case, they made a mistake and today we are correcting it.” Sibal earlier said there was a general “negative perception” in the country that all politicians were criminals. The government, ini-

tially, filed a review petition in the court against its order but later brought the amendment bill in parliament. The president has also approved the Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment Bill, 2013, which will exclude the chairpersons of the National Commission for the Scheduled Castes and the National Commission for the Scheduled Tribes from incurring a disqualification for being an MP. Parliament passed the bill Sep 6.

President calls to instill core values in students bIjApUr (KArNAtAKA), SEptEmbEr 24 (IANS): For India to join the ranks of advanced nations, schools should instill core values such as discipline and tolerance in their students and strengthen the foundation of education, President Pranab Mukherjee said at a function here. “School authorities should inculcate in their students core values such as discipline, compassion, tolerance, respect for opinion of others, regard for their rights and a duty to the nation,” Mukherjee said inaugurating the golden jubilee celebrations of the Sainik School here in the northern Karnataka town, about 510 km from Bangalore. As one of the 25 army schools across the country, the Sainik School was set up in 1963 in this backward district of the state to train students for joining the armed forces. Spread across 400 acres, it admits about 100 students every year in class 6 through a selection process. Noting that Sainik Schools were the result of far-sighted planning under the leadership of then defence ministers V.K.K. Menon, Y.B. Chavan, Karnataka chief

minister N. Nijalingappa and then union education minister K.L. Sharali, the president said brave soldiers and officers of the Indian army were on eternal vigil at the borders. “The armed forces are also every ready to support the civilian authorities during natural disasters and maintain law and order when their help is needed,” Mukherjee told the impressive gathering of students, faculty and officers from the armed forces. Expressing hope that students would develop an open approach to the linguistic, regional and religious diversity of the country, the president said the Sainik School had rendered a great service to the nation by churning out young men for the armed forces. “Dozens of the school students are ably engaged in nation-building by joining the services and central and state governments across the country. The achievement of the school is measured by the success of its alumni,” Mukherjee

added. The president also unveiled an indoor stadium built to mark the golden jubilee of the school. Governor H.R. Bhardwaj, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and other dignitaries participated in the function. Later, the president left for Chennai at the end of a two-day visit to the state.


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Kenyans say they control mall, attackers say no NAIRObI, SEPtEmbER 24 (AP): Islamic militants who staged a deadly attack on a Kenya mall said Tuesday hostages are alive and their fighters are “still holding their ground,” calling into question Kenyan officials’ claims that they were in a final push. Explosions rang from the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi throughout the day, and the chatter of gunfire from inside the building could also be heard, despite the Kenyan government assurances of success. Fresh smoke also rose in the afternoon. As the fighting went on for a fourth day, Nairobi’s city morgue braced for the arrival of a large number of bodies of people killed, an official said. Earlier, the Kenyan Red Cross confirmed at least 62 people had been killed, but spokesman Abbas Gullet said it was still not known how many more may be dead inside the building. “It is certainly known that there are more casualties,” he said. A government official told The Associated Press that the morgue was preparing for up to an additional 60 bodies, though the official didn’t know an exact count. The government official insisted on anonymity so he would not face retribution from government officials. Three Kenyan soldiers have been killed and eight

others injured, the Kenyan Interior Ministry said Tuesday. A soldier emerging from the mall told the AP “we are finished,” but then conceded that government forces were still trying to secure the entire interior. He said troops were checking for explosives, and to see if they could find any survivors in certain areas including the mall’s movie theater and casino. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he said he was under orders not to speak to media. The al-Qaida-linked attackers gave a conflicting account of the mall conflict, using social media. “There are countless number of dead bodies still scattered inside the mall, and the mujahideen are still holding their ground,” said the Somali rebel group alShabab in a Twitter message considered to be genuine. It added that the hostages are “still alive looking quite disconcerted but, nevertheless, alive.” But Kenyan police urged people to ignore “enemy... propaganda” and assured that the defense forces were continuing to “neutralize” the terrorist threat. “Troops now in mop up operations in the building, “ the police said on Twitter. A U.S. Embassy vehicle, identifiable by its numbered diplomatic license plate, arrived at the morgue on Tuesday. American offi-

cials have not confirmed the deaths of any U.S. citizens in the mall attack, but it appeared possible the Americans who visited the morgue — likely security officials with an agency like the FBI — could have been seeking information about one of the bodies inside. Al-Shabab, whose name means “The Youth” in Arabic, said the mall attack was in retribution for Kenyan forces’ 2011 push into neighboring Somalia. African Union forces pushed the al-Qaida-affiliated group out of Somalia’s capital in 2011. “You could have avoided all this and lived your lives with relative safety,” the group Tweeted Tuesday. “Remove your forces from our country and peace will come.” While the government announced Sunday that “most” hostages had been released, a security expert with contacts inside the mall said at least 10 were still being held by a band of attackers described as “a multinational collection from all over the world.” Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed said “two or three Americans” and “one Brit” were among those who attacked the mall. She said in an interview with the PBS “NewsHour” program that the Americans were 18 to 19 years old, of Somali or Arab ori-

Relatives of Johnny Mutinda Musango, 48, weep after identifying his body at the city morgue in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday September 24. Musango was one of the victims of the Westgate Mall hostage siege. (AP Photo)

gin and lived “in Minnesota and one other place” in the U.S. The attacker from Britain was a woman who has “done this many times before,” Mohamed said. U.S. officials said they were looking into whether any Americans were involved. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday that the department had “no definitive evidence of the nationalities or the identities” of the attackers. Britain’s foreign office said it was aware of the foreign minister’s remarks, but would not confirm if a British woman was involved.

But al-Shabab, responding to a request from AP, denied that any women had attacked the mall. “We have an adequate number of young men who fully committed and ready to sacrifice their lives for the sake of Allah and for the sake of their religion, so there is no need for us to employ our sisters in the battlefield and thereby expose them to unnecessary risk. So these are just baseless rumours that have no substance,” said the alShabab press office in what is thought to be an authentic email address. Three attackers were killed in the fight-

ing Monday, Kenyan authorities said, and more than 10 suspects arrested. Al-Shabab spokesman Sheik Ali Mohamud Rage said in an audio recording posted on a militant website that the attackers had been ordered to “take punitive action against the hostages” if force was used to try to rescue them. A Western security official in Nairobi who insisted on not being named to share information about the rescue operation said the only reason the siege hadn’t yet ended would be because hostages were still inside.

UN climate experts stress solidity of new report

StOCKHOLm, SEPtEmbER 24 (AP): Seeking to dispel any doubts over the credibility of their work, U.N. climate experts called their latest report an unbiased and reliable assessment of global warming as they presented it Monday to officials from 110 governments for a final review. The landmark report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is expected to state with more confidence than its previous four assessments that global warming is mostly manmade. It’s also going to provide updated observations and projections of the changes happening in the climate system, from the melting of Arctic sea ice to the warming and acidification of oceans. Thomas Stocker, co-chair of the working group that wrote the report, said it has undergone multiple stages of review, with more than 50,000 comments considered by the authors. The final version is scheduled to be adopted at the end of an IPCC conference this

week in Stockholm. “I know of no other document that has undergone this scrutiny,” Stocker said as the meeting opened. “It stands out as a reliable and indispensable source of knowledge about climate change.” He said millions of measurements on land, at sea, in the air and from space underpinned what he called an “unprecedented and unbiased view of the state of the climate system.” The IPCC’s work to improve the world’s understanding of climate change won it the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 together with climate campaigner Al Gore. But a series of errors embarrassed the authors of its previous climate assessment, which was completed that same year. Among the most prominent was an incorrect statement that the glaciers in the Himalayas were melting faster than others and that they would disappear by 2035 — hundreds of years earlier than other information suggests. An independent review of the

In this July 19, 2007 file photo an iceberg melts off Ammassalik Island in Eastern Greenland. Scientists who are fine-tuning a landmark U.N. report on climate change are struggling to explain why global warming appears to have slowed down in the past 15 years even as greenhouse gas emissions keep rising. (AP File Photo)

U.N. climate panel in 2010 found that overall it has done a good job but needs more openness and regular changes in leadership. It also called for stronger enforcement of its reviews of research

Suu Kyi looks to Singapore as model - minus the materialism

SINGAPORE, SEPtEmbER 24 (REutERS): Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cemented Singapore’s role as a major economic partner and model for her country on a five-day trip to the island, taking home what she said were valuable lessons on education policy and anti-graft measures. But her endorsement of the wealthy city-state came with a caveat - Myanmar could do without the materialistic and high-pressure society that has accompanied Singapore’s decades-long transformation from tropical backwater to economic powerhouse. “I want to learn a lot from the standards that Singapore has been able to achieve, but I wonder whether we don’t want something more for our country,” the Nobel Peace laureate told reporters on Monday evening as she prepared to return home. She added: “Perhaps Singapore could learn from us a more relaxed way of life.” Despite that reservation, Suu Kyi’s first visit to Singapore is seen as affirming Myanmar’s close ties with the city-state as it seeks investments and aims to tap technocratic expertise to help its transformation to democracy from dictatorship. Suu Kyi, 68, met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, chief executives from some of the world’s biggest companies, and visited Singapore’s successful anti-corruption bureau. She was able to see the fruits of the island’s success at two of its universities and also took in a Formula 1 race on Sunday. Suu Kyi, the daughter of the hero of the campaign for independence from Britain, has shifted from democracy icon to opposition boss in the country’s parliament after her party won a landslide in by-elections last year. She had been kept under house arrest for 15 out of 20 years after the junta ignored the results of a 1990 election won by her party. She said many

of her country’s people believe Singapore could provide them with the key planks of their development model as it grapples with huge challenges, ranging from decrepit infrastructure to ethnic violence. “A lot of Burmese look to Singapore when they think of economic reforms in our country because they see the success of Singapore, and many of our young people are getting their education here so these are the sectors where many of our people feel they can learn from,” she said, referring to Singapore’s education and anti-corruption policies in particular. Singapore was a major proponent of maintaining diplomatic relations and providing humanitarian aid to Myanmar under the military junta that was shunned and sanctioned by the West. In 2001, it established a centre in the commercial capital Yangon to provide education for public servants, giving them training in English, trade, finance and information technology. Now it is reaping the benefits of those close ties as the country of about 60 million opens up to investors after a quasicivilian government took power in 2011. Singapore Firms Leverage Close Ties Singapore trade agency International Enterprise (IE) opened an office in Yangon last year to help companies from the city-state invest in the country. Singapore is Myanmar’s third-largest trading partner, with trade between the two countries reaching S$1.8 billion in 2012. “Many Singaporean firms are certainly rushing into Myanmar with foreign investment rising sharply in recent months,” said Kevin McGahan, a political science lecturer at the National University of Singapore. Myanmar officials have also shown interest in transplanting Singapore’s bureaucratic and governance expertise.

and adoption of a conflict of interest policy. IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri told The Associated Press on Monday that he hopes the review has helped enhance

the panel’s credibility. “Our processes were found to be very strong. Very good. Very effective,” he said. “But you know we have been in existence for 20-odd years and therefore it was time for us to get a second opinion on how we could improve ourselves. And I’m sure we’ve done very well in implementing the recommendations.” The report being completed in Stockholm deals with the physical science aspects of the climate system and is the first of a fourpart assessment that covers several aspects of global warming. Earlier Monday, Pachauri told delegates in Stockholm that the latest report marks “a new milestone in the understanding of climate change.” He said the fact that 60 percent of the authors were new to the IPCC process “show the inclusivity and openness” of the U.N.-sponsored panel “and the emphasis we place on new knowledge and expertise and fresh perspectives and approaches.”

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28.5 mn conflict hit children denied education: UN uNItEd NAtIONS, SEPtEmbER 24 (IANS): A total of 28.5 million children in conflict-plagued countries are being denied an education, leaders from governments and international organisations said at the UN General Assembly here. “We must make an intentional and deliberate turn from past policy responses to humanitarian crises where education has typically been underfunded,” Xinhua cited Gordon Brown, the United Nations special envoy for Global Education, as saying Monday at a meeting of “Education Cannot Wait”. “Today, with nearly one million Syrian refugee children, we have the opportunity to take immediate action and demonstrate that we can not only prioritise, but deliver on the promise of education for all.” More than half of the world’s 57 million primaryschool-age children who are out of school live in countries scarred by war and conflict, compared to 42 percent in 2008. Conflicts, fighting and displacement in Syria, the Central African Republic, Mali, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, have largely contributed to this increase, according to Save the Children. Education should never be the cost of conflict, Anthony Lake, executive director of the UN Children’s Fund, said. “Education cannot wait for battles to end ... or disasters to be averted ... or funding to be available. Education cannot wait .. . because children cannot wait,” Lake said. Alice Albright, chief executive officer of the Global Partnership for Education, said that education in emergency situations is severely underfunded, accounting for only 1.4 percent of humanitarian aid. She proposed doubling the amount and improving coordination among governments, donors and humanitarian agencies. “We all have a duty to the children of the world, to deliver good quality education regardless of the hostile conditions under which they live,” said Tove Romsaas Wang, the chief executive officer of Save the Children Norway. The leaders also agreed that education must play a central role in any post-2015 development plan. AMENDMENT NO.02 TO NIT DATED 01 AUG 2013 (TENDER NO 13 OF 2013-14) Name of work: SUPPLY AND STACKING OF STONE METAL 53 MM,STONE CHIPS 22.4MM FOR BUSG WORK AND STONE CHIPS 13.20MM,STONE CHIPS 11.20MM,SAND AND FIREWOOD FOR EXECUTION OF RE-SURFACING WORK (2013-14) BETWEEN KM 22.00 TO KM 60.00 ON ROAD MARIANI-MOKOKCHUNG UNDER 100 RCC/15 BRTF ROAD SECTOR PROJECT SEWAK IN THE STATE OF NAGALAND. 1. Reference this HQ NIT No. 8158/NIT/2013-14/10/E8 dated 01 Aug 2013 and amendment No. 01 issued for said NIT vide this HQ letter No. 8158/ NIT/AMDT-01/2013-14/E8 dated 21 Aug 2013. 2. Following amendment may please be carried out in the NIT/Amendment issued vide this HQ letter under reference:FOR

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VenUS STUnS AzArenkA Venus, making her first appearance in the Tokyo tournament since 2009, took advantage of six-double faults by Victoria Azarenka, who struggled with her game from the outset at Ariake Colosseum

tOKYO, September 24 (Ap): Venus Williams upset top-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-4 on Tuesday to advance to the third round of the Pan Pacific Open. In her first appearance in the Tokyo tournament since 2009, Williams took advantage of six-double faults by Azarenka at Ariake Colosseum. Azarenka said after Tuesday's match that she wasn't well and hadn't been able to practice for three days because of her condition. "She didn't seem like herself at all," Williams said. "Hitting the double-faults, I could tell she wasn't feeling her best. I am not sure what was bothering her but I hope she feels better." Azarenka, who lost to Serena Williams in the final of the U.S. Open, broke Williams to make it 4-4 in the second set after trailing 4-2. But Williams came right back in the next game to go up 5-4 ad then served out to win the match in 1 hour, 21 minutes. "I didn't sleep at all last night," Azarenka said. "You can't play at 20 percent against one of the top players. I've been feeling bad for a couple of days and it just got worse today." In 2011, Williams withdrew before her secondround match at the U.S. Victoria Azarenka of Belarus reacts after losing a point against Venus Williams of the United Open because of Sjogren's States during their second round match of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo syndrome, an autoimmune Tuesday, Sept. 24. (AP Photo)

Akum Imlong School Tuensang holds sports meet

tueNSANG, September 24 (mexN): Akum Imlong School Tuensang started its Annual games and sports week on September 19 at local ground Tuensang with R. Tochumong Chang, Additional Commandent 13 IRB (NAP) Bn. Chumukedima as the chief guest. Opening the function, the chief guest urged the students to excel in the field of sports as it was also an integral part of the curriculum. He also encouraged the students to be disciplined, determined and hard working in the academic field. The chief guest donated a sum of Rs. 10000 to the school. The school ended its sports week on September 22.

DNSU 7th Inter-High School Sports Meet

DImApur, September 24 (mexN): The DNSU is scheduled to conduct its 7th Inter-High School Sports meet, with the Theme “Soaring Together…” from 3rd October-5th October 2013, at Govt. Hr. Sec School, Dimapur. Tovihoto Ayemi, Parliamentary Secretary IT & C, Technical Education, Science & Technology and Taxes has consented to be the Chief Guest in the inaugural session on October 3 and Hokivi Chishi, President D.C.C & I will be Guest of Honor in the Closing ceremony on October 5. DNSU in a press note has informed all interested institution(s) to avail its forms from the DNSU Union office during Office hour i.e. from 10:00 Am- 4:00 Pm and further notified that the last date of submission will be on September 30. The discipline for the sports event will be Football for Boys and Basket-Ball for both Boys and Girls. It further informed all participating institution / school that there will be a compulsory marchpass competition in the opening ceremony, and an award for the Best discipline School. For any further information, one can contact the following member, Petevito Nakhro (Convener) 9774942515 or H. Toniho Achumi (Member Secy.) 9856683633.

disease and came into the Tokyo tournament 63rd in the world rankings. "I've had some issues to say the least," Williams said. "But I like to think that builds character and I've got a whole lot of character. I'm getting better every tournament, my serve is better, my back is better, a lot of things are getting better." Williams next faces No. 13-seeded Simona Halep, who defeated Andrea Petkovic 7-6 (4), 6-3. In other second-round matches, second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Aleksandra Wozniak 7-6 (5), 6-0. Fourth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki overpowered Flavia Pennetta 6-2, 6-3.Svetlana Kuznetsova also advanced by beating third-seeded Sara Errani 6-4, 6-4. Kuznetsova, a two-time major winner, hit seven aces in the match. The Russian and will next face 15th-seeded Sorana Cirstea, who beat Japanese wild-card entry Misaki Doi 6-1, 6-2. Canada's Eugenie Bouchard defeated ninthseeded American Sloane Stephens 5-7, 7-6 (7), 6-3. Bouchard will next play sixth-seeded Jelena Jankovic, who beat Ayumi Morita 6-4, 6-1. Other winners included Samantha Stosur, Ana Ivanovic, Dominika Cibulkova and Madison Keys.

Ben Johnson revisits scene of global disgrace SeOuL, September 24 (AFp): Disgraced drugs cheat Ben Johnson returned today to Seoul’s Olympic Stadium — 25 years to the day of the steroid-assisted 100m final victory that destroyed his career and reputation. The Canadian sprinter revisited the site of his stunning triumph and downfall to bring an antidoping message for a sport still struggling to rid itself of banned substance use. “It feels good to be back,” Johnson said as he stepped out onto the track where, at 1:30pm on September 24, 1988, he lined up for a 100m final that would become known as the “dirtiest race in history.” “This is where history was made,” Johnson said. “Some might call it bad history, but I don’t see it that way,” he added. First out of the blocks in the final, Johnson de-

stroyed a field that included his hated rival Carl Lewis and stormed to victory in a world record time of 9.79sec. Three days later he was stripped of his medal, his time and ultimately his career after it was announced that he had tested positive for stanozolol, a banned anabolic steroid. Six of the eight finalists would eventually be implicated in doping scandals, including Lewis, who it was later revealed had tested

positive for stimulants at the US Olympic trials. Johnson has admitted to years of steroid use, although he still claims that he was set up in Seoul by a drink spiked with stanozolol. His return to Seoul was the final leg of a global tour as standard bearer of the ChooseTheRightTrack campaign, which calls for new strategies to combat continued drug use in athletics. The sport has recently been rocked by a string of doping cases, including high-profile athletes like Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell and Veronica CampbellBrown. The sport’s world governing body, the IAAF, announced last month that it would impose four-year bans for drug offenders from 2015. Seven athletes, including one finalist, tested positive for doping at August’s World Athletics Championships in Moscow.

LONDON, September 24 (Ap): Arsenal is thriving on and off the pitch again. Reversing the trend of slow starts in recent seasons, the Gunners are top of the Premier League after winning four of their five games. And another set of healthy annual financial results were published on Monday, with fans having been appeased this month by owner Stan Kroenke dipping into the cash reserves and spending 50 million euros ($66 million) on signing Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. Arsenal

said on May 31 — before the club-record Ozil signing — it had cash reserves of 119.7 million pounds ($192 million), the highest for any of the league's 20 clubs. Although pre-tax profits dropped to 6.7 million pounds ($11 million), turnover in the 2012-13 financial year rose to 243 million pounds ($390 million). "This signing (Ozil) was a direct result of all the hard work we have put in over recent years to build the commercial capability of the club to deliver the consistent revenues and

financial strength required to compete for the world's best players," chief executive Ivan Gazidis said. And further cash is available to ensure the investment in Ozil isn't a oneoff as the team chases its first trophy since the 2005 FA Cup. "We have made a significant statement (signing Ozil) and when Arsene decides the time is right to invest again, Stan Kroenke, myself and the rest of the Board will be delighted to support him," chairman Chips Keswick said.

such ignorable matters that lead to huge uncontrollable fires,” he added. Tovihoto said that the peace and unity which everyone talks about have been torn apart by the evil called tribalism which has crept into every area of Naga society be it in office, school, colony etc, In such a scenario, he said games and sports could become a bridge of hope linking the Naga people as a team with common hope and goal leading them

to victory. He said that the players as a team focus mainly on winning the game irrespective of whether they are tall or short, dark or fear or of any race. He said such cooperation in games could bring the players closer to each other setting aside tribal lines. Towards this, Tovihoto encouraged the Tenyimia students of Dimapur to be true trend setters in showing the way that games and sports could re-

ally unite the people and bridge any gaps within the Naga society. During the programme, Tenyimia Union Dimapur president, Khalo Kapfo and Dimapur Naga Students’ Union Dimapur, Mhachio also addressed the gathering. Later, the chief guest was introduced to the players and thereafter declared the sports meet open. The sports meet was held under the theme, “Brotherhood through sports.”

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Tovihioto graces TSUD sports meet in Dimapur

DImApur, September 24 (mexN): Parliamentary Secretary for IT&C, Technical Education, Science & Technology and Taxes, Tovihoto Ayemi graced the sports meet of Tenyimia Students’ Union Dimapur at State Stadium Dimapur on Tuesday. He said Nagas were at a very precarious position because of the fact that everyone talks about peace and unity yet there were only few who follow the

principles. He lamented that the present generation have failed to uphold the legacies of honesty, hard work simplicity, selflessness, bravery which were handed down to the Nagas by their forefathers. “Yet we do not hesitate to continuously brag about the qualities of our forefathers and bask in the glory of their admirable principles,” Tovihoto added. According to the parliamentary secretary, the reason

for this failure is due to self centeredness, egotistical attitude etc which spread its wings to family-centeredness, clan-centredness then to village and area leading to the “bomb like word called tribalism.” He pointed out that tribalism has caused untold damages to the fabric of the Naga society and that some damages would take long time to be repaired. “We should learn to let go off petty matters as it is usually

Give Vettel his dues, not boos were other explanations.

NSA selects 13 players

DImApur, September 24 (mexN): The Nagaland Softball Association has selected 13 players from the coaching camp held at DDSC stadium from September 1 to 22. A press note informed that the selected players are: Meren, Sashi, Rakesh, Apeo, Tokato, Toshiho, Bablu, Anil, Shiva, Vijay, Sankar and Monach. The team will leave for Jharsuguda, Odisha to take part in the East Zone Softball Championship from September 27 to 29.

Subroto Cup to kick off on Sep 27

New DeLhI, September 24 (IANS): The Subroto Cup football tournament has attracted six foreign teams which has taken the overall tally of the teams participating in the 54th edition of the oldest inter-school championship in Asia to 81 -- nine more than 2012's record. The tournament, organised by Subroto Mukerjee Sports Education Society under the aegis of the Indian Air Force since 1960, will be played at the B.R. Ambedkar Stadium here from Sep 27 to Oct 19 in three categories -- U-14 boys, U-17 boys and U-17 girls -- with at least two finals under the flood lights for the first time ever. This year the number of teams in the girls tournament is 19, three more than last year. In the U-14 boys category, there are 30 teams compared to 23 in 2012 while in the U-17 boys category, there are 32 teams competing. In the 2012 edition, the trophy was lifted by Dynamo Kiev Football Club while the centre of attraction this year would be Ukrainian side Troeshchina. The team of underprivileged children should start favourite after winning the UNICEF Football Cup in Spain earlier this year. The other five foreign teams would be from Oman, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. "Subroto Cup has been witnessing growing participation from not just teams but also the corporate world. We have received support from 18 sponsors this year and Adidas has entrusted their faith in us consecutively for the second year along with generous support from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports," Air Marshal H.B. Rajaram AVSM VSM Air Officer in Charge Administration said. Adidas will be selecting 10 players from this year's tournament and sending them to various clubs in Europe for training and exposure purposes.

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Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel, left, of Germany celebrates while his team principal Christian Horner, right, looks on, after winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday, Sept. 22. (AP Photo)

LONDON, September 24 (reuterS): To boo or not to boo? That was the question facing Formula One fans after Sebastian Vettel's runaway Singapore Grand Prix victory was greeted with jeers as well as cheers. For the third race weekend in a row, Red Bull's triple champion heard rejection as well as acclaim as he stood sweaty and triumphant on the podium ready to spray the winner's champagne. Why the fans were booing, and whether they should be condoned or condemned for doing so, triggered debate after the race but paddock insiders

agreed the German was not being given his dues. Singapore showed the world a champion and a team at their most dominant, working as one and to the best of their abilities in a sport that has always mixed fierce rivalry with mutual respect. Former grand prix racer Martin Brundle, who carried out the post-race podium interviews and turned to the crowd to quieten them when he heard the booing, felt Vettel had suffered an injustice. "I was really amazed to hear some of that booing going on, it has become the default (setting) and it's wrong because the guy has just put in

a stunning sporting performance," the Briton told Sky Sports television. Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton, the 2008 champion who has suffered boos and racist abuse in the past, agreed: "He's on his way to his fourth world championship and he needs all the credit he deserves", he told reporters. Vettel and team principal Christian Horner blamed Ferrari fans who had also booed the driver on the Monza podium two weeks earlier and had wanted to see the Italian team's Fernando Alonso in first place. That may have been the case but there

Schumacher Mark Two "Different people have got different issues but the feedback I'm getting is they don't like seeing one driver dominating. They see Michael Schumacher II going on," said Brundle. "But what can you do? He's just absolutely in a groove, in a class of his own. We should be celebrating that brilliance and hoping somebody else can start to match it. "It's about excellence and delivering something of the highest level in sport. That's why people travel across the world to come and see this race...they're looking for excellence and he's giving that to us. What he's not getting is any competition," added Brundle. Vettel has won the last three world championships and, still only 26 years old, looks certain to become the youngest driver to win four - probably as early as next month. His dominance, in a car that is the pick of the field, has been crushing since the end of the European summer break and he has now won seven of the 13 races. For some it is too much, a return to the days when seven- times champion Schumacher set record after record and racked up five titles in a row for Ferrari between 2000 and 2004. German Schumacher was also subjected to booing during his career, most notably in Austria in 2002 and Indianapolis in 2005, but on both those occasions the fans felt cheated of a real race thanks to team orders or a mass boycott.

Mario Balotelli handed three-match ban

Mario Balotelli (AP File Photo)

mILAN, September 24 (AGeNCIeS): Milan's Mario Balotelli has been given a three-match ban for his sending-off at the end of Sunday's 2-1 home defeat by Napoli. Balotelli, who missed a penalty and scored a late goal in the game, was given a second yellow card after the final whistle for arguing with match officials. In addition to the automatic one-match ban, he was given an additional

two games for "directing insulting and intimidating expressions to the referee at the time of the sendingoff", said the league in a statement. Milan were also ordered to partially close the San Siro stadium for their next home game because of insulting chants by their fans aimed at Napoli supporters. The disciplinary tribunal said the chanting "expressed discrimination based on their territorial origin".


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moved into drug use that included cocaine, Ecstasy and painkillers. His fellow Backstreet Boys members staged an intervention after he was arrested for drunk driving in 2005, and then again for cocaine possession in 2010, but it was to little avail. “We’d chug beers and pound down shot after shot until we reached the semi-comatose state where the alcohol made us sleepy and lethargic,” he said. “Then we’d do a bump of cocaine for an energy boost. My crowd made partying an extreme sport. We repeated that binge-and-bump cycle night after night.” The Backstreet Boy eventually gained 50 pounds due to his drug addiction. But what caused Carter to stop his alcohol

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use was being diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a weakening of the heart that was partly contributed to his drinking. Although he admits continuing to periodically struggle with drug use, and claims that his Ecstasy use contributed to his current depression, Carter is currently clean and sober. “I’m not perfect now. I still slip up when it comes to drinking,” he said. “But I’m alive and great things have happened for me in the last few years.” Unfortunately for Carter, drug use has left a permanent mark on his family. His younger sister, Leslie, passed away last year after reportedly overdosing on prescription drugs. His younger brother, Aaron, also entered rehab in 2011 for addiction issues.

Students of Note Grid School of Music, Dimapur are seen with their music teachers at the school premises today at D.C Court, Dimapur. 25 students showcased their musical skills during a “Performance Lab” held to assess their performance in preparation for the annual external examinations to be conducted by Trinity Guildhall London music examiners (for classical department) in the second week of October. The school is an affiliate of Trinity College London since 2012, and is one of the recognized exam centres. The students are trained by Devel Khual in Classical Guitar, Jacob Hairang, Violin, Ajanbeni Jami, Piano, and Nyano Odyuo in Piano. held on September 24, 2013.

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FIFPro warns of Brazil's heat at WC Rio de JaneiRo, S e p t e m b e R 24 (ianS): The world football players' union FIFPro has sounded a warning about the perils of intense tropical heat during next year's World Cup in Brazil. FIFPro secretary general Theo van Seggelen said Monday the weather in Brazil was a far more pressing concern than the prospect of playing a summer World Cup in Qatar in 2022, reports Xinhua. "It astonishes me that the media is obsessed with Qatar in nine years' time and does not seem very bothered about the World Cup in 2014," Van Seggelen said. He pointed to the Confederations Cup in June, particularly the semifinal in Fortaleza between Italy and Spain in 32-degree celsius heat with sapping humidity. "I spoke to the Italian and Spanish players after the semifinal and they said it was impossible to play extra time in that heat, and that was a late afternoon kickoff," the Dutchman said. "We have to realise that it's not just the quality of the game that is affected, but the players' health could be damaged. "The travelling is also a problem, you have four-hour flights in some cases and when you have just played a tough game and only have a few days to recover, that also has an effect." FIFPro is awaiting the results of a report before consulting FIFA for assurances about player safety during the June 12 to July 13 tournament.

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New Market (B), Adroit Boys, Naga United and Twenty-XI Viswema today moved into second round after registering wins in their respective matches on day five of the ongoing 14th NSF Martyrs’ Memorial Trophy 2013 (Lt. Kekuojalie Sachü & Lt. Vikhozo Yhoshü) here. New Market (B) beat Oasis Football Club, Mezoma by four goals to nil in the first match of the day. Mhasilie Krose contributed two goals for New Market in the 21st and 25th minute while Achamo Shititi and Akhrielie Yiese also netted a goal each for the team in the 5th and 18th minute. Adroit Boys downed

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Apex FC Phevima 3-0. Adroit Boys earned the basket of goals through Petevikho Kitshu, who netted the Ist and 2nd goal in 11th and 19th minute while Mezhüzokho Nipu increased the score tally in 58th minute. In the third match of the day, Naga United overpowered Skull Rangers XI Poilwa 4-1 Punoro Chakhesang opened the account for Naga United in the 11th minute, who also netted the third goal for the team

in 22nd minute. Kezevituo Angami and Povil Angami also contributed a goal each. A lone goal in favour of Skull Rangers XI Poilwa came through Dakie in 42nd minute. Twenty-XI Viswema defeated Kokuyok FC 8-1. Meyoho Sothu and Vingore Nyekha contributed two goals each for Twenty-XI while Vitsopi Kin, Kuhein, Metol Neikha and Kuvito Sothu netted a goal each. Diethosituo netted a solitary goal for Kokuyok FC.

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