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NTC resolves to support ACAUT DIMAPur, noveMber 1 (Mexn): The Nagaland Tribes Council on October 31 resolved to extend solidarity and support to the Action Committee against Unabated Taxation in its endeavor to fight unabated taxation in Nagaland state. In an introductory and interactive session for its office bearers, executive and general council members and the advisory committee; the house deliberated issues regarding protection of tribal land and resources and reiteration of the representation submitted to the state government against recognition of the Rongmei tribe. A press note from the NTC informed that the meet was held at the Conference Hall, BOOKMARC, Dimapur on October 31. P Pius Lotha was elected as the legal advisor for the NTC for the tenure 2013-2016. “All the members from the constituent tribes attended the meeting,” added the press note, in which NTC President, Thepfulhouvi Solo expressed confidence that the NTC would be able to deliver genuine service to citizens of the state with cooperation from all concerned.
India Sikh minority representatives sit in front the European headquarters of the United nations in Geneva, Switzerland, november 1. Earlier on Friday a delegation of representatives of several NGOs have submitted to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UnHCR) a petition urging to recognize the 1984 killing of Sikhs as Genocide. (AP Photo)
Protest demands fair recruitment Morung Express news Kohima | November 1
“No advertisements for the post of JE since five years whereas the RTI shows a clear picture of many vacancies,” stated the memorandum submitted to the Kohima Deputy Commissioner by the Graduate Electrical Engineers Association of Nagaland (GEEAN) and the All Nagaland Unemployed Diploma Electrical Engineer’s Association (ANUDEEA) during their protest against the Nagaland Power Department on November 1 at the AG colony Electrical Office, Kohima. “There has been no
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advertisement for vacant posts in the electrical department for so many years. We do not even get the opportunity to give exams for such posts,” said Meshenlo Kath, President of GEEAN. Around sixty graduates and diploma electrical engineers staged a protest outside the electrical office demanding transparency within the department, to advertise all vacant posts and fair recruitment as per Engineering Service Rules. “There are a lot of vacant posts but the department does not publish it. A lot of people without degree or diploma in electrical engineering
get these jobs through back door,” exclaimed a protester. The memorandum demanded for advertisement of all vacant posts including the post filled under contractual basis and called for conduct of the exam through NPSC. It demanded for “no promotion from lower grade to JE until the ratio has been maintained as per engineering service rule i.e. 90:10.” According to the Engineering Service Rule, the JE ratio of 90:10 outlines that 90 per cent of the posts are to be conducted through direct recruitment and 10 per cent through promotion from lower grade.
They stated that out of 141 sanctioned post of JE, 127 are to be filled through direct recruitment and only 14 posts through promotion from the lower grade. However it informed that the current existing ratio in the department includes 83 promotees and only 49 direct recruitments. It was further informed that the Parliamentary Secretary for Power, Kipili Sangtam had assured the to look into the matter. The GEEAN and the ANUDEEA served a ten day ultimatum to the department to address the matter, failing which further agitation would be launched.
Amnesty International launches campaign for Irom Sharmila’s release Affirms demand for the repeal of the AFSPA
DIMAPur, noveMber 1 (Mexn): Amnesty International India (AII) today asserted that the National Human Rights Commission’s call to remove restrictions imposed on Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila is “an encouraging development which must spur authorities to end her detention.” AII stated this in press note as it launched a public campaign seeking Irom Sharmila’s release. “As the NHRC has now acknowledged, Irom Sharmila is a Prisoner of Conscience who is being detained solely for the peaceful expression of her beliefs,” said Shashikumar Velath, Programmes Director of Amnesty International India. He remarked that “Her detention is a reminder of India’s intolerance to dissent, and an attempt to stifle her protest.” Irom Sharmila has been on a prolonged hunger strike for the last 13 years, demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). “Irom Sharmila’s hunger strike is a protest against human rights violations, and is different from selfstarvation as a way to commit suicide,” said Shashikumar Velath. It stated that on 30 October 2013, the NHRC took suo-motu cognisance
of the restrictions imposed on access to Irom Sharmila, noting that even UN Special Rapporteurs and its own Special Rapporteur had been denied access to her in the past. The NHRC had directed the Government of Manipur to immediately remove these restrictions, calling it a “breach of India’s obligations under international human rights standards and principles, and a grave violation of human rights.” The NHRC, according to AII observed that the Manipur government was “trying to break Irom Sharmila’s spirit through this enforced isolation, for which there is no judicial mandate”. The AII in its note welcomed the NHRC’s observation; however it stated that the authorities must go further. Shashikumar Velath stated in the note that the authorities “must recognize Sharmila’s right to express her beliefs in a peaceful manner, drop all charges against her and release her unconditionally.” As Irom Sharmila’s hunger strike enters its 14th year on November 2, Amnesty International India informed that it will launch a public campaign seeking support of the people for her release. Irom Sharmila Chanu began her hunger strike in November 2000,
after the killing of 10 people in Manipur by the Assam Rifles in Malom, Imphal. She has consistently demanded the repeal of the AFSPA. The AII cited that the British Medical Association, in a briefing to the World Medical Association, has clarified that, “[a] hunger strike is not equivalent to suicide. Individuals who embark on hunger strikes aim to achieve goals important to them but generally hope and intend to survive.” This position is embodied by the World Medical Association in its Malta Declaration on Hunger Strikers, it stated. Although attempting to commit suicide is a bailable offence in India, Sharmila has refused to sign the bail bonds, maintaining that she has not committed any offence, the AII asserted. The note affirmed that Amnesty International continues to demand the repeal of the AFSPA. It stated that AFSPA “falls short of international human rights standards, including provisions of treaties to which India is a state party; and is inconsistent with India’s international legal obligations to respect and protect the right to life, liberty and security of person, to freedom from torture and other ill-treatment, and to an effective remedy.”
ensf to launch agitation tPo calls for naga unity and understanding
TuensAng, noveMber 1 (Mexn): The Eastern Naga Students Federation has resolved to start its first phase of agitation from November 5, 2013 till its ultimatum to the Chief Minister submitted on October 10, 2013 is fulfilled. A press note from the ENSF President and General Secretary informed that this resolution was taken during the federation’s emergency meeting held on October 31 due to the failure of the Nagaland state government to address the ENSF ultimatum. This was notified to all District and Sub Divisional Administrative Headquarters within the jurisdiction of Eastern Nagaland. According to the note, the Federation resolved that the four district of Eastern Nagaland viz. Tuensang, Mon, Longleng and Kiphire will
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DIMAPur, noveMber 1 (Mexn): Unidentified miscreants hurled a bomb inside TK Service, Dimapur on Thursday, October 31. According to police, the explosive device landed inside the workshop located behind the display area and damaged eight vehicles undergoing repair. The incident occurred sometime between 9:30-10:00 pm when the workshop was deserted. No injury was reported. Police suspect that the perpetrators lobbed the explosive over the entrance gate leading to the work area. Motive behind the attack was unclear but police suspect it to be related to unsolicited monetary demands. It was informed that police found a pin from the site believed to be that of a grenade. Police stated that investigation regarding the incident is ongoing.
Mkg now ‘land of Pioneers’
Mokokchung, noveMber 1 (DIPr): The Deputy Commissioner of Mokokchung Moruho Chotso has informed that in pursuance of the name/title conferred on Mokokchung district by the Chief Minister of Nagaland in interest of public service, the nomenclature of Mokokchung district is changed from the ‘Land of Music & Fashion’ to the ‘Land of Pioneers’. The official nomenclature shall be used with immediate effect, informed the DC in the notification.
not Co-operate with the directive issued by the state government for compulsory contribution from all employees within its jurisdiction towards celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Nagaland Statehood. It directed all concerned departments to strictly adhere to its directive and called for all HoDs and staffs of all state government departments in the four districts of Eastern Nagaland to be stationed at their respective posting place by November 4. It cautioned that failing to comply with the directives would compel the federation to take its own course of action. Meanwhile, all the Federating Units have been directed to uphold and strictly implement the resolution adopted the ENSF.
Senapati | November 1
Expressing belief in the common Naga aspiration to become a people and a nation, the Tenyimi People’s Organization (TPO) today resolved to continue to support the search for an early settlement of the Indo-Naga political issue, which will be workable honorable and acceptable. Resolving this at its 20th general conference held here today, the TPO stated that it will work cohesively for better understanding and unity amongst the Nagas living in different parts of the world. It affirmed to respect and honour the TPO’s ancestral history beginning with the first and the final dispersal place of the Tenyimi brothers at the legendary wild pear tree at Makhel. It further avowed to preserve and maintain traditional cultures and
costumes and to encourage the enrichment of Tenyidie and Tenyimi dialects. The TPO resolved to continue research into the origins of “our oral history handed down to us from our ancestors.” Further, it resolved to support and cooperate with the Naga Hoho. It was further resolved that the Timikha Koza will now head the new team of the Tenyimi People’s Organization (TPO) as President.
We are Tenyimi by blood and not by choice: Dr Shurhozelie Gracing the conference as the chief guest, Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu, President Ura Academy and President Naga People’s Front said TPO is a body to work for the welfare of Tenyimi family, to strengthen family ties among the different constituent units and to protect the common interest of Tenyimi people.
Of late, he said, some people have become critical of the Tenyimi family. “This may be because of fear or jealousy. They interpret and think in such a way that Tenyimi is a union of many different tribes. But Tenyimi is a natural family institution and it is not a union. We are Tenyimi by blood and not by choice,” he added. Dr. Liezietsu said that Tenyidie was introduced into college level in 1988 and slowly upgraded to degree and honours level and finally introduced it in the Nagaland University in 1977 as a discipline. “We are also preparing to set up one B.Ed College for which preparations are almost completed,” he said adding that Ura Academy has been fighting for inclusion of Tenyidie in Schedule VIII of the Indian Constitution. He added that language cannot be imposed on others and is to be accepted willingly and voluntarily.
“Therefore, I leave it to your wisdom to think seriously and asses carefully how development of a language can strengthen the root of a people,” he said.
TPO committed to work for unity and harmony: TPO Prez TPO president Keku Zeliang said TPO is committed to work for unity and harmony of the people and to take the Tenyimi people forward in every aspect. He said TPO comprise of 10 fraternal units: Angami, Zeliangrong, Chakhesang, Rengma, Pochury, Mao, Poumai, Maram, Thangal and Inpui. TPO units are spread across the three states of Nagaland, Manipur and Assam. “The uniqueness of the Tenyimi fraternity is that the same ancestral blood flows in our veins even though we may be known by different names at the present age,” he stated.
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Ward panchayats instructed to monitor waste disposal
KOhIMA, NOVEMBER 1 (DIPR): The Chief Executive Officer, Kohima Municipal Council (KMC), Elizabeth Ngully in a notification instructed all the ward panchayats to strictly monitor the random throwing/disposing of wastes in the rivers/nullahs/drainages or any other undesignated places in the colony. The public are requested to maintain cleanliness in their surrounding and wards. The notification also stated that opening/disposing of septic tanks into the Nullahs/drainages in their respective colonies are strictly prohibited. All the residents should chain their dogs within their respective compound. If any dog is found loose the Panchayat concerned are to
take necessary action. In regard to Inter- Ward Competition under the jurisdiction of KMC, it is informed that the final inspection for Annual Inter- Ward Competition on Cleanliness, beautification, illumination and nativity including performances will be held on November 30, 2013, therefore, all the ward Panchayats are requested to conduct social work in their concerned wards to keep their ward neat and clean. Inspection on cleanliness will start from the month of November. The KMC also notified that the deadline for renovation/beautification of shops/ business establishment within Kohima City as painting of shutters/ walls with Dulux paint Venetian Grey (5711), renovation
of signboards with CFL light bulb for night illumination, to maintain Green Waste bin in every shop covered with plastics for easy disposal, to use plastic above 40 microns in thickness that should be completed on or before November 10, 2013. The KMC further informed that daily collection of garbage’s will start from November 1, 2013 from 15:30 hours to 18 hours. The collection points are KMC Pay & Use Toilet (Below Paraciezie Baptist Church), Near Star Bakery, Sectt. Bayavu Junction, TCP Gate, Old NST, North Police Station and PHQ Junction.
lishments are informed that KMC in collaboration with the Kohima Village Students’ Union (KVSU) will be starting the cleanliness drive under its Municipal jurisdiction from November 1. KVSU will be assisting KMC as volunteers in the inspection of cleanliness in the town as well as reinforcing the implementation on usage of 40 microns of plastic bags. Therefore, all concerned are instructed to maintain proper sanitation and not to dispose off their waste or garbage on the roadside from morning till the garbage pickup vehicle reaches the designated location. “Failing to comply KMC and KVSU to under- with this notice, fine will take cleanliness drive be imposed against the deMeanwhile, all public, faulters,” Elizxabeth Ngully, Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) conducting a mock drill at Fancy Market near Old NST, Kohima, shops and business estab- CEO KMC stated in a notice. as a part of the ongoing community development programme (CDP) on November 1. (DIPR Photo)
Chaga Gadi celebrated at Devotional book in Sumi dialect released NOVEMBER 1 Kisama Heritage Village DIMAPUR, (MExN): A daily devotional book
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KIsAMA, NOVEMBER 1 (DIPR): In collaboration with the Art and Culture Department, Government of Nagaland, Chaga Gadi, the most important and popular festival of Zeliang (Liangmai) was celebrated in the State capital at Kisama Heritage Village on October 31. Secretary Parliamentary affairs, Agriculture, PHE and APC cell, Government of Nagaland, and Senior Agriculture Engineer, N. Benjamin Newmai and Achakbo Newmai graced the function as chief guest and guest of honour respectively. N. Benjamin Newmai speaking in the function said that, during the festival in the village, the boys takes the leading role in all the necessary preparations and day and night were spent in singing, dancing and merry making to their heart content. Benjamin also said that during the festival the relationship between the female and
male are being maintain to keep them pure for the complete success of their festival rituals. The guest of honour, Achakbo Newmai also exhorted the gathering to create more unity in social life amongst the brothers and sisters and encouraged the young people to play an important role in the society with discipline and obedience. During the festival, traditional folk song in solo, group, cultural dance, best traditional attire, tug of war and catching of pig head competition was also held. The best traditional dress attire was won by Maidinping and Atingwi who were given the title of Mr. and Miss. Chaga Gadi 2013. Organizing committee of Chaga Gadi 2013 has acknowledged and thanked all the individuals for rendering their valuable supports and time for the grand success of the festival.
written in Sumi dialect authored by Inato Y. Shikhu was released on Friday in Dimapur by Rev. Hevukhu Achumi, Pastor of Thilixu Baptist Church. Inato is the editor of Sumi vernacular daily, Sumi Zumulhu and weekly, Indian Christian Post. The devotional book titled, “Aghulu Amsu-u,” if literally translated in English means “The First Meal.” However, in conceptual translation, the title of the book means ‘Daily Bread.’ The first series of the book covers January to March 2014 which will be followed by another 3 editions covering the remaining 9 months. Inato said, “The book is not a complete thing but just a bridge to connect with God.” He said the book has been written in a format in which people can roughly read the Bible in a year. Through the book, Inato said, he wanted to enable youngsters to cultivate the
Rev. Hevukhu Achumi (Right) along with the author, Inato Y. Shikhu releasing the book in Dimapur on Friday. (Morung Photo)
habit of reading in Sumi dialect. The book, costing Rs 90/would be available in bookstalls in Dimapur and gradually in oth-
er districts. The book can also be purchased from the Pastors’ associations of WSBAK Aizuto, SBAK, SABAK and NCRC.
GHS Mkg Village celebrates golden jubilee
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MOKOKchUNg, NO VEMBER 1 (DIPR): Deputy Commissioner Mokokchung, Muroho Chotso on October 30, graced the 50 years Jubilee celebration programme of Government High School Mokokchung Village. Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, the DC said that Jubilee celebration is a time to retrospect our achievements, blessings and weaknesses. He said that as an Educational Institution, the school has faced many hurdles during the last 50 years, yet with the selfless
DC Mokokchung Muroho Chotso addressing the 50 years Jubilee celebration programme of Government High School Mokokchung Village on October 30. (DIPR Photo)
effect at the pioneers it has survived. The Deputy Commissioner mentioned that
though the school is designated in the village, it is located in the heart of the town, therefore the teach-
ers, parents and students ucation and produce good must collectively strive to citizens. make the school rise above Deputy District Educaothers and give quality ed- tion Officer, Mokokchung,
Rowaienla speaking as the Guest of Honour, also encouraged the teachers and students to take advantage of the facilities that the Government is providing to the schools today by putting a little more effort to compete with other schools and to produce quality students so that they would be an asset for the society tomorrow. Short speeches were also delivered by the Chairman Village Council, Mokokchung Village, Imonungba; VEC, Chairman T. Imtiangshi and former Head Master of the School, Chubawati.
Kohima annual DPDB ‘day out’ Governor to grace NSBSG award ceremony
KOhIMA, NOVEMBER 1 (DIPR): The ADC Planning & Members Secretary, DPDB Kohima, Ketoho Luho has informed all the members of Kohima DPDB that the Annual DPDB ‘Day Out’ for the year 2013-14, will be held on November 15 at Seikhake,
KOhIMA, NOVEMBER 1 (DIPR): The Governor of Nagaland, Dr. Ashwani Kumar will grace the Award Ceremony of the Nagaland State Bharat Scouts & Guides Association at Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan, Kohima at 10 am on November 8, 2013. Minister for School Education and President, NSBS&G, C.M. Chang will chair the function. According to the programme, the welcome address will be delivered by State locally manufactured garments was organized by Chief Commissioner NSBSG, Khyomo LoICAR in collaboration with tha Ex MP. The National Award recipients the Department of Clothing & Textile, AAU, Jorhat. Six members of a self help group of Lampong Sheanghah village, Mon dist. who has already been trained in weaving during the last year attended this programme to learn the latest techniques of weaving and dyeing of garments. This programme was also funded by NAIP project.
Khonoma. In this connection, all the members of Kohima DPDB are requested to kindly make it convenient to attend the Annual ‘Day Out’ without fail. The members are further requested not to make other programs coinciding with this program.
ICAR distributes improvised germplasm in Mon
MON, NOVEMBER 1 (MExN): ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre distributed 1000 Vanaraja birds for backyard poultry farming in Naginimora, Mon district on October 29. The birds were distributed as part of the input distribution for livelihood improvement of poor farmers under the National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP), ICAR. The distribution was made by a visiting
team from ICAR constituting Dr. Bidyut C. Deka, Joint Director and PI-NAIP, Dr. Dibyendu Chatterjee, Scientist (Soil Science) and team leader-NAIP, and NC Borah, technical officer. Besides distribution, the farmers were enlightened with the scientific caring and future strategy for becoming a successful poultry rarer. All together 48 farmers gathered for the occasion. A four days training programme on dyeing of
are as follows: Chairman DAN, Shürhozelie Liezietsu – Silver Elephant Award; Ms. Diethovino Khatso from Mezhür Hr. Sec. School, Kohima – Rashtrapati Guide and Ms. Asenla Jamir from Little Flower Hr. Sec. School, Kohima - Rashtrapati Guide. Long Service Decoration Medals/Medals of Mint and Rajya Puraskar certificate will also be given. Scouts and Guides of Mezhür Hr. Sec. School, Kohima will present a special song and vote of thanks will be given by Director, YRS & Vice President NSBSG, Kelei Zeliang.
NSRLM village sensitization prog in Satakha conducted
Bayavu Area Panchayat general meeting DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 1 (MExN): The Bayavu Area Panchayat (BAP) Kohima has informed that the general meeting will be held on November 9 at 10:00 am at the Nagaland State Bharat Scouts & Guides Conference Hall at Bayavu Hill, Kohima for election of new office bearers of the Panchayat including its frontal organisation- Bayavu Youth Organisation for the next 3 years tenure. BAPA Chairman Povotso Lohe also stated in a press release that some other important matters concerning the interest and welfare of the colony shall be taken up for deliberation and decisions in the general meeting. Improvement of sanitation in the colony shall also be an important agenda in the general meeting. Therefore, all the office bearers, executive members and all citizens concerned who are bonafide residents of the colony are requested to attend the meeting.
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DMC informs on trade licence
DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 1 (MExN): The traders and business establishment and shopkeepers under DMC jurisdiction are informed that the renewal of DMC trade licence for the year 2014 shall commence from November 4, 2013. DMC CEO Orenthung Lotha, in a press release has directed all the traders to renew their respective licence within December 31, 2013 positively to avoid late fine.
DWO Phek informs on pension money
PhEK, NOVEMBER 1 (DIPR): The District Welfare Officer, Phek, Lipongchem Sangtam has informed all the beneficiaries of Old Age Pension widow, disabled and blind under Phek who have not collected their pension money to collect it on or before November 8 from the District Welfare Office, Phek during office hours. No individual whatsoever shall be entertained after the stipulated time given.
NSSWB Kohima new chairperson
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KOhIMA, NOVEMBER 1 (DIPR): The Office of the Nagaland State Social Welfare Board has informed that Bano Vinito has assumed the charge of Chairperson of the Nagaland State Social Welfare Board Kohima with effect from the afternoon of 21st October 2013 in pursuance of the Government of Nagaland Notification No.WD/NSSWB/RECON-7/2009 dated 17th October 2013. All Demi-official correspondence may made at the following address Smt Bano Vinito Chairperson Nagaland State Social Welfare Board New Secretariat complex, Kohima Ph. No. 0370- 2270311/2270301
Supply Colony general meeting
DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 1 (MExN): All residents of Supply Colony, Dimapur are informed that the annual general meeting will be held on November 30 at Children Park. SCC chairman in a press release has informed that any agenda for the improvement of the colony/council are invited from the residents to be submitted to the chairman on or before November 9.
Tobu SDPDB meet held
TOBU, NOVEMBER 1 (DIPR): The Tobu monthly SDPDB meeting was held on October 28 at ADC’s Conference Hall chaired by Vice Chairman SDPDB Tobu, Akup Thangsing. In the meeting Secretary SDPDB and SDO (C) Muknyaksha, Seremono read out the last meeting minutes. The Vice Chairman also requested the concerned department in-charge to prepare a concept note and present the same in the next meeting for onward submission to higher authority for necessary action.
ATMA Mon exposure tour concludes Participant interacts with resource persons during the village sensitization programme on Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission at Satakha.
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sATAKhA, NOVEMBER 1 (MExN): A village sensitization programme on Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission (NSRLM) under Block Mission Management Unit of RD Block, Satakha was held at Satakha VDB and GBs conference hall on October 30. Sentinaro Longkumer, State Project Manager presented an overview of the
programme and spoke the Mission objectives and interventions by NSRLM in the State. Block Project Manager, NSRLM, Pfukulhou Ritse gave a speech on how to implement the programme effectively and efficiently in the block. Katoni Achumi, Block Development Officer, RD Block, Satakha urged the people to come under NSRLM for the better live-
lihood in the Society and encouraged the people to move forward by taking such opportunities the Government is providing for the rural poor. A press note received here stated that Church leaders, GBs, VDB Secretaries, Council Chairman, members from SHG, Women leaders, all 26 villages under Satakha block attended the programme.
MON, NOVEMBER 1 (MExN): In an initiative to mainstream gender into its activities, ATMA Mon conducted an exposure tour to Sikkim and Darjeeling for the progressive farm women of Mon district from October 23 to 30. The exposure trip was undertaken as a reward for those progressive farm women who were hard working and had risk orientation. They were nominated by the respective block convenors. A total of eleven including eight farm women and three ATMA officials led by Wondangbeni Kikon, Dy. PD ATMA Mon undertook the exposure tour. The team visited Nathu La pass, Tsomgo Lake, Seven Points tourists spots in Gangtok , Indo-Nepal border ( Pashupati), Tea estates in Darjeeling, Mirik Lake and Siliguri .
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China opens new highway near Arunachal border
BEIJING, NovEmBEr 1 (ThE hINdu): China on Thursday opened a new highway that links what the government has described as Tibet’s “last isolated county” – located near the border with Arunachal Pradesh – with the rest of the country and will now provide all-weather access to the strategically-important region. Chinese state media have hailed the opening of the highway to Medog – which lies close to the disputed eastern section of the border with India – as a technological breakthrough, with the project finally coming to fruition after seven failed attempts over the past fifty years. China first started attempting to build the highway to Medog – a landlocked county in Tibet’s Nyingchi prefecture – in the 1960s, according to
State media reports, in the aftermath of the 1962 war with India. With Thursday’s opening of the road, every county in Tibet is now linked through the highway network, underlining the widening infrastructure gulf across the disputed border, even as India belatedly pushes forward an upgrading of border roads in more difficult terrain. The official Xinhua News Agency on Thursday described Medog as “the last roadless county in China”. Before this week, Medog was the only one of China’s 2,100 counties to remain isolated from the highway network, according to State broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV).
benefits that the project would bring and have sought to play down the strategic dimensions. Local officials said the road’s opening will bring down commodity prices and widen access to healthcare. The road will also provide access to the border county for nine months of the year. That the government was willing to spend as much as 950 million Yuan – or $ 155 million – on a 117-km highway, with ostensibly few economic returns expected, has underscored the project’s importance to State planners. Local officials said prior to the opening of the highway, reaching Medog required traWhat the project will do versing the treacherous Galung State media reports have La and Doxong La mountains focused on the development at an altitude of 4,000 metres.
With frequent landslides, the road was often rendered impassable. Now, the road will be accessible for “8 to 9 months per year, barring major natural disasters”, Ge Yutao, Communist Party head of the transportation department for the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), told Xinhua. Work on the 117km road began in 2009, a year after the project was given the green light by the State Council, or Cabinet.
Renewed attention on infrastructure projects The opening of the road comes at a time when there has been renewed attention on infrastructure projects in border areas in India and China. Last week, both countries
PM, Sonia & Rahul to campaign in Mizoram
AIZAWL, NovEmBEr 1 (TNN): Mizoram is a much sought after destination this November, especially for political bigwigs. Like in the 2008 assembly elections, Congress stalwarts, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi, would campaign in the state which goes to polls on November 25. Luizinho Faleiro, general secretary of the AICC incharge of Mizoram, said Sonia Gandhi would arrive on November 18 and address an election rally in Lunglei town. He added that Rahul Gandhi would visit the state four days before polls (on November 21) and address public meetings in Champhai town on the Myanmar
BJP to contest 11 seats for upcoming polls in Mizoram
AIZAWL, NovEmBEr 1 (PTI): BJP would contest 11 seats in the coming elections to the 40-member Mizoram legislature to be held on November 25, BJP sources said today. Though official announcement was yet to be made, BJP would contest Hachhek, Dampa and Mamit constituencies in Mizoram-Tripura border Mamit district, Serlui seat in Assam border Kolasib district, Aizawl North-I, Aizawl North-III and Aizawl West-I constituencies in Aizawl district, Lengteng, East Tuipui and Champhai North seats in Myanmar border Champhai district and South Tuipui seat in south Mizoram's Lunglei district. BJP state unit President Lalhluna and general secretary Lalchhanhima were not likely to contest the polls. The sources added that there might be two independent candidates to be supported by the party.
border and Kolasib town on the Mizoram-Assam border. "The itinerary of the Prime Minister is yet to be finalized," said Faleiro.
The AICC leader said it might not be possible to arrange the rallies by the three Congress leaders under the chairmanship of the Mizoram
signed a Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (BDCA) during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Beijing, aimed at expanding confidence-building measures. The agreement calls for setting up channels of communication between military commands, increasing the number of border personnel meetings, and formalising rules such as no tailing of patrols, to built trust and avoid incidents. The agreement does not specify or limit either country’s plans to boost infrastructure – an issue that, analysts say, has in the past triggered tensions along the disputed Line of Actual Control (LAC), most notably in April when a Chinese incursion sparked a three-week-long stand-off in Depsang, Ladakh. Han Hua, a South Asia schol-
I, Ms. Muila T. Sangtam am applying for a duplicate copy of HSLC Mark sheet as I have lost it. 1. Name : Ms. Muila T. Sangtam 2. Father’s Name : Tsapicho Sangtam 3.Mother’s name : Inaholi 4. Roll number : 1362405 6. Exam Centre : Kip-2 7.Year : 2013 8. Result : Fail
SAINIK SCHOOL GOALPARA Nagaland Chapter of OBA
The Sainik School Goalpara will be celebrating its Golden Jubilee at Mornoi on the 12th of Nov 2013. Mr. Alemtemshi Jamir, Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Nagaland, an alumni, will be inaugurating the Jubilee Gate as the Chief Guest. The Nagaland Chapter of Old Boys Association of SSG will be attending the celebration for which interested members are requested to contact the U/S for further details. Thekru S. Angami Mob. No: 09436005111 C/o Director – Dept of New & Renewable Energy Old Industry Directorate Nagaland:Kohima
ImPhAL, NovEmBEr 1 (PTI): The Trinamool Congress in Manipur has demanded imposition of President's rule in the state alleging 'failure' on part of the state government to protect the lives of innocent civilians. Talking to reporters here last evening, TMC's state unit president Kim
‘India’s plans will not be limited’ The BDCA, Indian officials said, will not limit India’s plans to upgrade infrastructure. It recognises the principle
of equal and mutual security, which allows either side to pursue its security in its own way. At the same time, officials say the BDCA will still help “regulate activity” along the border by opening up new channels of communication, even as the border continues to remain a matter of dispute. On Thursday, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun told a regular press conference that military personnel would hold “regular meetings” and “make joint efforts” to maintain peace in border areas, following the signing of the BDCA. The agreement, he said according to a Xinhua report, “summarised good practices and experiences on the management of differences in China-India border areas”.
People's Forum (MPF) - the election watchdog formed by the church and the civil societies. The election watchdog has been making sure over the years that polling in the state is clean and transparent. "The PM, Sonia and Rahul are under the protection of the Special Protection Group (SPG) and they have to strictly follow the SPG norms," he said. Opposition parties have been complaining that while the MPF and all other political parties agreed that all the election rallies should be chaired by the MPF leadership, the Congress leaders from Delhi were always exempted. Meanwhile, opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) expressed their anger over the Foreign tourists take photographs of elephants at the Kaziranga Nnational Park, about 250 kilometers (156 visits of these Congress high- miles) east of Gauhati, on Friday, November 1. The park, which is famous for the one-horned rhino habitat profile leaders. apart from other animals and birds, reopened for tourists Friday. (AP Photo)
NPF Manipur condemns Trinamool demands imposition bomb blasts in Imphal of President's rule in Manipur
ImPhAL, NovEmBEr 1 (NNN): Terming the current Congress party led Ibobi Government as unfit to rule the state, proven by the recent cases of bomb blasts at Dharamsala and Yaiskul which are located at tight security zones of Imphal, the Naga Peoples’ Front (NPF) Manipur State has condemned the terror act in the heart of the Imphal city which shook the people of the state. "Such acts are significance of a barbaric and cowardice nature", said general secretary of NPF, Manipur State, Athuan Abonmai. "The ruling party, Congress has failed in governance as the ministers; MLAs including the Chief Minister are more interested in earning money, rather than giving safety of the people as the top priority. Ministers and MLAs are only interested in getting their names in newspapers and televisions by distributing rice, kerosene and old age pension to the masses but cheat the public with a failed governance", Athuan Abonmai lashed out. Even though the state government recruits a large number of people in the fold of the state security force, these security personnel are unable to protect and safeguard common man’s life as they are busy safeguarding the VIPs, MLAs and high ranking officers, stated the NPF leader, adding, "As such, untoward incidents like bomb blasts occur even at high security zones because of their negligence and thereby hurting the common people in the end. The lives of victims cannot be compromised by giving them compensation or ex-gratia but, instead the government should protect the public life", Athuan advised. He then said that the time has come for the Governor of Manipur to intervene in the matter which has led to destruction of lives. Manipur government being a democratic one as its leaders are elected by the people, the government has no moral right to rule the state, the NPF leader said.
ar at Peking University, suggested in a recent interview that the “basic reason” for the incident was “too much construction” along the border. The Chinese side, she acknowledged, did not have to build closer to the disputed LAC because their infrastructure, as well as more favourable terrain enabled quicker mobilisation. “If we don’t have the overall collaboration of the military, policy-makers and decisionmakers on both sides,” she said, “it will be difficult to avoid such incidents”.
Gangte claimed innocent civilians were facing problems due to deterioration of law and order situation and almost every day one or two persons were being killed in militancy-related incidents. Lamenting over the present situation for being "not good" Kim said if the central rule was im-
posed, some lives could be saved. The Trinamool leader recalled the government had said there were not enough forces to deal with the situation but, she claimed the forces were being used for different purposes not connected to law and order situation.
New central jail set up in Tripura
AGArTALA, NovEmBEr 1 (IANS): A jail with an inmate capacity of 975, arguably northeastern India's biggest jail was inaugurated Friday by Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar at Bishalgarh in western Tripura's Sipahijala district. Tripura's Jail Minister Manindra Lal Reang said that the new central jail, officially also called correctional centre, is built on 32.62 acres of land at a cost of Rs.64 crore and would accommodate 975 prisoners, including 50 women and 25 VIP detainees. "Second after the central jail in Bangalore (Karnataka) in terms of modernity,
the new central jail has been fitted with several automated close circuit televisions and quite a few modern watch towers to keep a round-the-clock check on every nook and corner of the jail complex," the minister told reporters. Besides a 20-seat hospital, the jail will have facilities such as computerised management and supervision of jail administration and inmates' position. It will also have separate playgrounds and physical exercise centres for male and female prisoners and various entertainment systems, built by the state-owned Engineering Projects India Limited.
GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND
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Hornbill Literature Festival 2013 to be held on 2nd-3rd of December at Kisama invites :1. All Naga Authors who wants their books release in the ceremonial event. 2. Publishers (including self publishers)on Nagas and bookshops who wants a place in the mini book fair on the sideline of the event. 3. All aspiring writers and poets to submit their works for the Hornbill Literature Prize in two categories Short Story and Poetry. Certificates and three prizes per category in the amount of INR 5000, 3000, 2000 respectively. For book release and placement in mini book fair please contact :+91.9774001989. / +91.943642721. / 0370 2260134 For Hornbill literature prize specific guidelines and details please contact:firstname.lastname@example.org/ HLF Contest c/o the Kohima Institute, P.O. BOX No. 544, Kohima HPO, Nagaland 797001 / +91.9856057112 Sd/(VEVO) Additional Director
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1. Application are Invited from citizens of India as defined in Articles 5 & 6 of the constitution of India, who are residents of the State of Nagaland, for filling up the position of System Assistant in the District courts of Nagaland as per details given below:Place of vacancy i. Mokokchung ii. Peren
No. of vacancy Remuneration 1 Rs. 8,500/- (consolidated) 1
2. The aforesaid positions are purely temporary, funded by the Govt. of India under e-court Mission Mode Project and is co-terminus with the said project, unless extended by the Government. 3. The candidate should not be more than 30 years of age. 4. Education Qualification: 10+2 in any stream followed by one year Diploma Computer Hardware/Software or both/DOEACC, 'O' Level/Diploma in Engineering Computers/Electronics/Electrical/ BCA/B.Sc.(Computer Science). 5. Application in the format given below will be received through email only at Kohima.email@example.com. 6. It is mandatory for applicants to have valid e-mail address as all communications will be made through e-mail only. 7. The last date of receipt of application will be 16.11.23. 8. Candidates will have to appear for interview to be held at Kohima as an when called. No TA/DA will be admissible for that purpose. 9. All documents/Testimonials in original regarding date of Birth, Qualifications etc, will have to be produced at the time of test/interview, failing which the candidature will be cancelled. (MAYANG.LIMA) Registrar -CumCentral Project Co0ordinator, e-court project, Gauhati High Court Kohima Bench.
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indians stands in a queue to purchase the new iPhone 5c and 5s during its launch in Ahmadabad, on Friday, november 1. Apple’s newest iPhones, the iPhone 5s and the cheaper iPhone 5c are now officially available in the Indian markets Friday. (AP Photo)
Amazon tries free, on-time delivery to lure India online Bangalore, no vemBer 1 (reuters): Free shipping on a 100 rupee book. Delivery times guaranteed to the minute. These are some of the incentives the world’s biggest online retailer Amazon.com Inc is using to entice Indians to shop on the web, a sector where growth has been stifled by payment problems, low Internet usage and a challenging logistics environment. Amazon’s investors are counting on its international business and expansion to help drive growth and support its $165 billion market value, one of the highest among U.S. firms. India is Amazon’s third emerging market investment after Brazil and China, and one Vice President and Country Manager Amit Agarwal said would take time to pay off. Most Indians do not own a credit card, and less than half the 152 million Internet users have shopped online. Then there are the bad roads, the snarled bureaucracy and the petty bribery that greases business. The potential, however, is vast. Online retail sales in India are forecast to grow more than a hundred-fold to $76 billion by 2021 from
just $600 million at the end of 2012, retail consultants Technopak said. E-tail sales in China, by comparison, are expected to grow to $650 billion by 2020 from around $200 billion in 2012, consultants McKinsey predict. “A lot of invention is required to capture the potential of this market and our focus is to build this,” said Agarwal, who returned to India to head Amazon’s business after 14 years with the company in the United States. “We are going through a lot of trial-and-error to fix problems on the ground,” he told Reuters at Amazon’s India office in the technology hub of Bangalore. CONVINCING INDIANS TO CLICK Indians, on average, spend between $24 and $35 per online transaction, a figure dwarfed by the $150-$160 spent by U.S. shoppers online per transaction, according to data from U.S. based analysts comScore and Retail
Decisions. Agarwal spent two years advising Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos at the company’s Seattle headquarters, and believes Amazon’s long-term strategy will work in India like it did
in the United States, where the company ran up losses for years. “Right now we are focused on giving customers great service and making sure they shop more,” he added, sitting behind a large desk that he brought back with him from Seattle. Amazon’s biggest local rival is Flipkart, set up by two ex-Amazon employees in 2007 and which has yet to turn a profit. Since July, Flipkart has raised $360 million from investors that include South Africa’s Naspers Ltd.
It said it aims to have $1 billion in sales by 2015. Agarwal would not give any forecasts or figures, but said Amazon’s investments in India have a 7- to 10-year horizon. He said Amazon was building its own logistics network, which it can leverage when the rules change and it can sell directly to consumers. Indian regulations now prevent international e-tailers from making direct sales.
MADE FOR INDIA Amazon’s initial entry into India was through the 2012 launch of Junglee. com, a price comparison site that gave it insight on what consumers want to buy and are willing to pay. Amazon’s India website, set up in June, is currently a market place for other vendors, in line with regulations. Amazon is working with these local vendors to ensure goods are packaged properly to speed up delivery, Agarwal said. It is also training local couriers to
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make good on its promised delivery times in Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. “We receive items from sellers in all kinds of situations. Most of them are not packed properly, stickered properly and that increases the delivery time,” Agarwal said. “Even if you go to really large sellers they don’t know how to describe their item because they have never had to have a digital catalogue.” An unstable Internet banking system means online payments often fail, frustrating buyers and leading to abandoned purchases. Agarwal said Amazon uses a made-for-India system that keeps orders active and allows the customer to try again. The option of cash on delivery is also offered. To avoid shipments getting stuck at toll booths or held up by police demanding bribes, Amazon gets all the permissions and documents required, as well as extra permits, just in case. “We are not cutting corners. It is taking a longer time to build things but compliance is important and that takes care of blockages on the road to a large extent,” Agarwal added.
mumBai, novemBer 1 (agencies): The benchmark Sensex hit a new record on Friday after almost six years as betterthan-expected earnings of some top companies prompted foreign institutions to extend purchases. But, few celebrated the new highs for the Sensex as most investors have been left out in the rally in the last two months that was triggered by the appointment of Raghuram Rajan as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor in early August. Sensex rose to as high as 21,293.88 earlier on Friday, exceeding the previous record of 21,206.77 on January 10, 2008. The index closed at 21209.52, up 45 points or 0.21 percent. NSE’s Nifty gained 8.05 points or 0.13% to close at 6,307.20 Sensex, which has gained close to 10% so far in 2013, has been among the top emerging market performers in the period but, in dollar terms, it has been a laggard with a decline of almost 3%.
Also, unlike in 2008, the rally has escaped most indices. While the BSE smallcap index has declined 58%, the mid-cap index has gone down by 40% and the realty index by 90% in the five-year period. The Sensex’s record levels have come at a time when inflation levels remain elevated, gross domestic product has shrunk below 5% and investments have come to a standstill. This has made several investors skeptical about the durability of the Sensex’s recent upsides. Finance Minister P Chidambaram cautioned investors against excessive exuberance over market rally, according to reports. The silver lining has been the uninterrupted foreign institutional investor (FII) inflows, thanks to the Fed’s decision to continue with its monetary stimulus that has kept the ball rolling. On Friday, FIIs net bought shares worth Rs186.95, while their domestic peers sold to the tune of Rs 423 crore, ac-
cording to provisional data. Shares of state-owned banks gained on Friday after September core sector output, which rose at its fastest pace in a year, sparked hopes the worst might be over for industries. State Bank of India rose 5%, Bank of India gained 5.5% and Bank of Baroda advanced 4.5 percent. Equity strategists such as JP Morgan’s Adrian Mowat said the continuous flows have been partly on account of the resilience in July-September results that led to some on Dalal Street believing that the worst might be over. “Of late, there have been some bets on earnings revisions upwards because they have been positively surprised with the results,” said Nitin Jain, President – Capital Markets (Individual Clients Group), Edelweiss Broking. But, the stronger earnings may not entice retail investors to aggressively buy shares, which has been the biggest underperforming asset class since the bull rally ended in 2008.
Car sales down in October
new Delhi, novemBer 1 (ians): Automobile sales in October revealed a downturn in passenger car offtake due to a sluggish economy plagued by high fuel and interest costs. However, two-wheeler manufacturers started the festive period with healthy buying support from consumers. Sales of the country’s largest passenger car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki, grew marginally by 1.9% at 105,087 units in last month due to healthy export demand. The company sold 103,108 units in October 2012. There was a sharp rise in the company’s exports. Maruti Suzuki exported just 9,025 units in the month under review, but that was 27% more than 7,106 units sold overseas during the same month last year. The company’s domestic sales increased marginally up 0.1% to 96,062 units during the period under review from 96,002 units sold in October last year. Chennai-based Hyundai Motor, on the other hand, reported a decline of 14.6% in total sales last month on the back of sluggish exports, which stood at 50,212 units as compared to 58,784 units sold in the corresponding month of 2012. According to the company, its domestic sales increased by 0.6% in the month under review and stood at 36,002 units from 35,778 units sold in the corresponding month of last year. However, the country’s largest passenger car exporters’ sales overseas declined by 38.2% last month at 14,210 units, down
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from 23,006 units shipped-out in October 2012. Other major players in the Indian auto market Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) reported a drop in sales. Tata Motors’ total sales including exports in October fell by 28%, which stood at 51,638 units from 71,771 units sold in the corresponding month of 2012. Tatas’ domestic passenger vehicle sales were down 33% in the month under review and stood at 14,133 units from 21,119 units off-take in October, 2012. The company’s commercial vehicles sales were lower by 30.26% in the month under review at 32,793 units from 47,026 units sold in October 2012. However, the company’s exports grew by 29.95% at 4,712 units being sold last month from 3,626 units being shipped out in the corresponding period of last year. M&M’s off-take last month was down five percent at 43,289 units from at 50,558 units from 53,439 units in the corresponding month of last year. Domestic sales stood at 47,787 units during last month, as against 51,316 units during October, 2012, a decline of seven percent. “In spite of new launches, the auto sector has witnessed a de-growth of nearly 5% during the first half of 2013-14 and the recent repo rate hike may prove to be a dampener for potential customers,” Pravin Shah, chief executive, automotive division, Mahindra & Mahindra, said in a statement.
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Dead body recovered
LOCAL Debate competition held on Mock drill on disaster MEx FILE Vigilance Awareness Week management held in Kma MNWWA condemns rape Saturday
2 November 2013
DiMapur, noveMber 1 (Mexn): The office of the Superintendent of Police, Dimapur today informed that an unidentified dead body of a male with local features was recovered outside the Dimapur railway station on November 1. It was informed that the body is that of a male, approximately 40 years of age with short hair, well built and was found only in his undergarments. A press note stated that the body is presently at the morgue of the District Hospital, Dimapur for identification. Persons with information regarding the identity of the dead body have been requested to contact the Officer in Charge of East PS, Dimapur at 03862-227607.
kohiMa, noveMber 1 (Mexn): In observance of Vigilance Awareness Week, Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO) organized a debate competition on the topic, "Transparency can prevent corruption in the society" at its conference hall on October 30, 2013. A press release issued by Senior Manager (Law), HUDCO Rolice Sema informed that more than 12 students from Oriental College, Seikhazou, Kohima participated in the competition. The first, second, and third prizes were won by Kezevito, Keneiphrezo and Stephen respectively (all for the motion). The two consolation prizes were bagged by Limichen and
Longmoi (both against the motion). They were awarded with prizes and certificates. The programme was chaired by Sankar Medhi, Assistant Manager, HUDCO; Kohima Regional Office. The welcome address and brief highlight on the significance of the observance of Vigilance Awareness Week (from October 28 to November 2) was delivered by L.M. Yanthan, Regional Chief HUDCO; Kohima Regional Office. The judges for the competition were Sojimon Thomas, Assistant Professor (Commerce), Neisebi-i, Assistant Professor (Economics), both from Oriental College, and K. Rajbangshi, Senior Manager (Finance), HUDCO Kohirna.
kohiMa, noveMber 1 (Dipr): A three day workshop for capacity development on disaster management concluded on November 1 at Kohima with a mock earthquake response exercise. The exercise was conducted at Fancy Market, Near Old NST, Kohima; 4th NAP Regimental School and a private residence at Thizama. Major General (Retd), V.K. Datta, National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India briefed the participants before the conduct of the mock exercise on the various situational responses
to be taken up during major disasters. He apprised on the role of all stakeholders for effective and timely response during such disasters. Along with the district administration and the police, he also visited the sites where mock exercises were conducted, including the Naga Hospital Authority, Kohima. A debriefing on the mock exercise was held at the SIRD Conference Hall later in the afternoon, where Datta apprised on setting up of a District Emergency Operational Centre, creating awareness among the
masses and preparation of detailed database of resources available in the district and the state. He also pointed out his observations on the mock exercise and certain areas that need to be looked into. He asserted that planning and preparedness is bound to yield more effective returns than distributing relief after a disaster. The workshop was organized by the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (Home Department) in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India.
DiMapur, noveMber 1 (Mexn): Mao Naga Women Welfare Association (MNWWA) has vehemently condemned the brutal rape and murder attempt of an innocent Mao girl reportedly by Adani Chithuyio, claimed to be an underground cadre in Dimapur on October 14, 2013. A press release issued by MNWWA president P Losa asserted, "Committing such inhuman and brutal act by a brother and National Worker, who is supposed to be a protector, deserve strongest condemnation by one and all." Stating that it finds no adequate words to condemn the inhuman act, the Association demanded for the culprit to be given “severest and most exemplary punishment” under the law to act as strong deterrent against committing “such heinous crime” in future. Further, it urged the authorities concerned to bring justice to the victim and appealed all concerned and right thinking people to condemn such heinous crime in one voice irrespective of villages, communities or groups. It also earnestly appealed to all authorities concerned to take appropriate action(s) against the culprit and let justice be delivered without delay.
Wokha, noveMber 1 (Mexn): To create mass awareness among the staff and common people, a programme on Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) was held at Observation Home Wokha, with Supervisor Eranbeni Kikon as resource person. Speaking on the occasion, Eranbeni Kikon said that every child below 0-6 years has the right to access proper nutrition and good health development; hence, Central Government launched ICDS to fulfill the need of this vulnerable child stage. She also encouraged both pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to be aware and access the
facilities being provided by the scheme. Stressing on the program, she highlighted that, health immunization is a priority towards achieving the objectives of ICDS. She asked the participants to approach the Anganwadi workers and helpers so that, "things" could reach them. The Superintendent, Wobenthung J Patton expressed gratitude to both the resource person and participants for the active participation and co-operation. The program was chaired by Ethel Ezung (House Mother) and vote of thanks was delivered by Rhondeno (Accountant) Observation Home.
kohiMa, noveMber 1 (Mexn): The directive of State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) to conduct Financial Literacy Programmes cum Joint Credit Camps in all blocks of the State by October 31, 2013 has been achieved in respect of Kohima district. On October 31, the 7th and final programme was organized by SBI, Chedema branch at Council Hall, Kohima village for the 3 villages under Kohima block. Welcoming the participants, John, Secretary, VDB Kohima village called upon the participants to fully utilize the opportunity and learn the various aspects of
banking. He also requested them to develop strong banking habits. According to a press release, V. Chelladurai, General Manager, NABARD and David Kire, Chief Manager, SBI, RBO Dimapur attended the programme as resource persons and sensitized the participants about the objective of Financial Literacy, Financial Inclusion, role of banks, latest developments in banking technology and the need to develop long term relationship with banks for all round development. Th.Tunglut, Lead District Manager of Kohima district and Branch Managers of bank branches having
service area responsibility in Kohima block namely, CBI and SBI also addressed the participants. Akhrie Yhome, APPO from District Agriculture Office, Kohima also spoke on the occasion. The Lead District Manager acknowledged and thanked NABARD for the support extended under Financial Inclusion Fund (FIF) and enabling successful conduct of the programme. He also requested NABARD to continue supporting individual bank branches under FIF to enable them to conduct similar programmes in their allocated villages during the current financial year.
Mon, noveMber 1 (Mexn): District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) Mon organized a sensitization programme on Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) in Mon on October 29. The programme was an initiative of State Child Protection Society under the Department of Social Welfare. The resource person was Satahi Shujoh, Programme Manager, State Child Protection Society (SCPS). A press release informed that he spoke on the structures of Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) and its components. The programme was
Chiephobozou, noveMber 1 (Mexn): Nagaland Rural Bank, Chiephobozou branch conducted a day long Financial Literacy Programme cum Joint Credit Camp for villages falling under Chiephobozou block, Kohima district on October 30 at Chiephobozou Badminton Stadium. During the programme, the participants were sensitized about the objective of Financial Literacy, Financial Inclusion, role of banks, latest developments in banking technology and the need to develop long term relationship with banks for all round development. Bodeno S. Colo, ADC, Chiephobozou in her speech urged the participants to utilize the oppor-
chaired by Anato Yeptho, Legal Cum Probation Officer of DCPU, Mon, welcome address was delivered by Avika Zhimomi, District Child Protection Officer, DCPU Mon. Vote of thanks was pronounced by Wangka Konyak, Protection Officer (IC) of DCPU Mon. The members who attended included staff from SCPS, Special Juvenile Police Unit (SJPU) Mon, staff from Observation Home, Mon, Juvenile Justice Board Member, and representatives from Konyak Nyupuh Sheko Khong (KNSK), World Vision, teachers, Church leaders, and student leaders.
tunity to learn the various aspects of banking and also strive to develop strong banking habits. Bendang Aier, AGM (NABARD) and Th.Tunglut, Lead District Manager of Kohima district attended the programme as resource persons. The Branch Managers of bank branches having service area responsibility in Chiephobozou block namely, Axis Bank, CBI, HDFC, SBI and UBI also addressed the participants. There was also an interactive session between the bankers and the representatives of the villages in their service area where various queries and difficulties faced by the villagers were discussed and addressed. According to a press release, public of Chie-
“Preparedness more effective than distributing relief”
and attempted murder
Awareness programme Financial Literacy Programme Chiephobozou people ask for on ICDS held in Wokha cum Joint Credit Camp concludes commercial bank with ATM facility
A medical camp was organised for Razaphe Cluster on October 29 at the Community Hall, Razaphe village. The camp was conducted by Prodigals Home in Collaboration with CIHSR, which was supported by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). The camp saw participation from neighbouring villages namely Vidima and Disagophu. General health checkup and free medicines were provided. Around 100 participants turned up for the camp.
Sensitization programme on ICPS organized in Mon
phobozou block conveyed their strong desire to have a brick and mortar branch of a commercial bank with ATM facility in Chiephobozou town at the earliest. They lamented that their earlier requests to the authorities concerned had not evoked any positive response, it added. A Financial Literacy booklet “Safe Money, assured future” published by SBI was also distributed to all the participants. Further, posters promoting financial literacy were also put up in the venue by UBI, Kohima branch. The programme was conducted with financial support from Financial Inclusion Fund (FIF) which is managed by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
The 4th Zeme Baptist Association women department’s annual meeting was held on October 26 and 27 at Zeme Baptist Church Tening town, with the theme “Women of faith”. G.N. Aku, Principal ITS, Tamenglong was the speaker. Altogether 114 delegates attended the meeting. Seen here are the participants.
Unwarranted Taxation And The Prisoner’s Dilemma
risoner’s dilemma, a part of the fascinating game theory, refers to a situation whereby the payoff from an action depends upon the decision made by the other parties. The dominant strategy, therefore, is to determine how the other player is going to act or react. This requires knowledge, or accurate prediction, of the other player’s goals as well as the options that are available to them. The theory goes something like this. Two suspects in a major crime were held in separate prison cells. There is enough evidence to convict each of them for a minor offense, but not enough evidence to convict either of them unless one of them confesses against the other. If both of them remain silent, each will be convicted of a minor offense and spend one year in prison. If one of them confess, and plead guilty, he will be freed and used as a witness against the other, who will spend five years in prison. If both of them confess, each will spend three years in prison. Apparently, the best option for both of them would be to trust each other and remain silent. But in many cases it is found that both would confess against the other, as the incentive to go scot free is more attractive than any other options. Eventually, by confessing against the other, both end up serving more years in prison than they would have if they cooperate and remain silent. This theory extended to economics would be like this. Two countries are engaged in fishing activity in international waters. The ultimate goal for each country would be to employ as
much fishing vessel as possible in order to catch maximum fish, hence profit. But excess fishing vessels in the waters would cause congestion, thereby, drastically reducing their average catch. If somehow, they could come into terms and limit their fishing vessels, both countries could have optimum catch. But again, if one country cheats and deploy more vessels, that country could double the catch. Hence, both countries could profit if they cooperate. However, the expectation that the other party may deploy more fishing vessels would compel the other to engage more vessels as well. The final outcome would be a shrinking fish stock, which would further encourage aggressive fishing, not less. But what if we expand the theory into three player model where the decision made by the third player affects the first two players? Let’s suppose that the fishes (third player) were humans and that the fishes come out with a strategy to evade the fishing nets? In such a scenario, both countries could go empty handed. And the outcome is reversedthe multiplication of the fish stocks and the impoverishment of the fishermen. However, either of the outcomes, that is, shrinking fish stocks or the impoverished fishermen are not desirable. A case in hand is similar to this. Too many governments and powerful authorities have been levying too many taxes (some legitimate, some unwarranted) for long. And each of them wants to gain control of the market for numerous reasons. The Darwin theory of natural selection which posits that an inherently antagonistic relation-
ship between unrelated individuals would lead to the elimination of the weaker beings has been proven right as businesses suffers, economy decays and growth remains stagnant. But the worst case scenario would be when the sharks starts to feed on the little fish that cleared it of parasites. Suppression of dissent occurs when an individual or group which is more powerful than the other, tries to directly or indirectly censor, persecute or otherwise oppress the other party, rather than engaging and constructively responding to the other party’s argument or viewpoint. And when the society or an institution is governed by such suppressive policy, dissent often leads to hostile takeovers and division. Such things are nothing new to the Nagas as all Naga national governments today, that are on a rat race for dominance and ascendancy, are offshoots of the erstwhile NNC. The real danger, however, is the plausible split between the people and the institution to which they had established to pursue their common interests. The theories of ‘social contract’ argues that individuals, in exchange for surrendering some of their rights, would agree to establish a political community through a social contract that protect the lives, liberty and property of those who lived within it and in which they all gain security. Locke, however, felt it important to closely examine the public institution that has been so created, and be clear about what functions were legitimate and what aren’t. In other words, what abstract principles should guide the operation of
a government, regarding its aims and limits of its authority? For when such things are not properly defined and enforced, an institution so established for common interests could become the common nemesis. To that end, some social contract theorist asserts that citizens can withdraw their obligations to obey or change the leadership through election or other means, including when necessary, violence, when the government or institution fails to secure their natural rights, as in Locke, or satisfy the best interest of the society, as in Rousseau. However, this idea was considered incendiary as it forfeits the purpose for which the institution was originally established. What then can the people do when the dominant group is unwilling to yield to the voices and aspirations of the commoners or negotiate a change in the status quo? The dominant strategy would be to increase the relative strength of the low power group so as to compel the other to negotiate or yield or to accept a compromise. This relative power could be increased by either enhancing one’s own power or devising a strategy to weaken the other’s power. However, this strategy cannot be embraced in the case at hand as there are outside players who could gain or might be orchestrating such an outcome in a subtle manner. Martin Luther King Junior observed that there are three ways of responding to oppression. Oppression is the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority and therefore, does not only refer to an external entity but
could be internal as well as domestic, or a multiple of them. The first way of responding to oppression, according to Luther King, is acquiescence. That is, the oppressed resigns themselves to their doom. They tacitly adjust themselves to oppressor and become conditioned to it. This is what majority of our naga society has chosen. Keep mum; let others speak up; why risk myself for some petty issue and so on. But we can’t blame them, for many have been so tired and worn down by the yoke of oppression that they had given up. But Luther says that, ‘to accept injustice is to say to the oppressor that his actions are morally right’. The second option that the oppressed people sometimes deal with oppression is to resort to physical violence and corresponding hatred. We have also experimented this. We have shed blood with external forces, and have punished even our own brothers in arms for their excesses, killed them, torched their buildings, their cars and properties. However, the results were only temporary, as it is said that violence never brings permanent peace. According to Luther, violence only creates new and more complicated ones. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. The third option that is available to the oppressed people in their quest for freedom is the way of non violence resistance. According to Luther, the principal of non violence resistance seeks to reconcile the truth of the two opposites- acquiescence and violence, while avoiding the extremes and immorality of both. It avoids the non resistance of
the former and the resistance of the latter. And the important message here is that, non violence is not aimed against the oppressor but against oppression. It is synonymous with the slogan ‘hate the sin but not the sinners’. And both the oppressed and the oppressor must understand this. Our youths, the future of our Nation, must also strive to remove the animosity that we have against the oppressors, whoever they may be. Our fight is for justice, fairness, equality and also for opportunity and survival. And violence or careless words are not what we need but self discipline, perseverance and uprightness. The Nagas has given their mandate to form a political organization known as Naga National Council to pursue and secure the political aspiration and rights of the Nagas. And the same mandate extends to all other Naga national groups that branches out from the NNC. The decision of the Nagas, then, to pay tax to the Naga government is for the realization of that goal alone. However, over the years, excluding some few dedicated leaders, many undesirable elements under the guise of ‘national cause’ has robbed and blundered our fellow Nagas, messed the economy and ruined our future. They have forgotten the real cause and sufferings of the Nagas and their selfish goals and vindictive nature’s has driven them further away from God and the Naga people. The message is therefore, crystal clear. Mend your ways, and we shall follow. Keep your inequities and we shall reconsider our options.
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Starvation in Syria: A War Tactic Reuters
One Syrian security official called it the "Starvation Until Submission Campaign", blocking food and medicine from entering and people from leaving besieged areas of Syria. Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have used partial sieges to root out rebel forces from residential areas during the civil war. But a recent tightening of blockades around areas near the capital is causing starvation and death, residents and medical staff say. At an army checkpoint that separates government-held central Damascus from eastern suburban towns earlier this month, a thin, teenage boy on a bicycle circled a soldier and begged to be allowed to take a bag of pita bread, a staple food, into the eastern suburbs. The soldier refused but the boy kept begging for "just one loaf". The soldier finally shouted: "I'm telling you, not a single morsel is allowed in there. I don't make the rules. There are those bigger than me and you who make the rules and they're watching us right now. So go back home." The soldier, visibly upset, exhaled quietly and deeply when the boy slipped out of sight. The incident illustrates how blockades are being used as a weapon in a war that grew out of prodemocracy protests in the summer of 2011, increasing an already grave humanitarian crisis. Blockades are employed mostly by the government but also on a smaller scale by the armed opposition. Food and medicine, which could be used by the warring parties, are rarely allowed to enter besieged areas and the movement
town while driving along a nearby highway. But in July, the road became an active frontline between the army and rebels. "No one can smuggle anything to us anymore," said resident and activist Qusai Zakarya. He said that many smugglers along the highway have been killed by government snipers. "Now, only shelling and bullets enter Mouadamiya, and only the souls of the departed can leave."
of civilians in and out is restricted. Over one million Syrians are trapped in areas where aid deliveries have stalled, the United Nations says. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a report last month that half of those people are in rural Damascus and around 310,000 people more trapped in Homs province in central Syria.
EID BLOCKADE At a checkpoint in central Damascus, a state security official, known as Abu Haidar, was heard to say "we like to call it our Starvation Until Submission Campaign". It's a phrase used increasingly by Assad's supporters in the capital. The Syrian government has not commented on accusations it is using hunger as a weapon of war. It says that residents have been taken "hostage by terrorists". Aid workers say they are denied access. Both sides use checkpoints to mark territory and prevent the movement of enemy fighters and supporters. Rebel-held towns to the east, south and west of Damascus are under partial or total siege and Abu Haidar said that the army had begun to block off the towns of Qudsayya and Hameh, a 15 minute drive north from central Damascus onto the Qasioun mountain range. Residents of these two towns said that earlier this month, on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, many were forbidden from leaving to visit family elsewhere. Chances of success in getting past the checkpoints depend on your identity card - public sector workers and school children are sometimes allowed through. Parents are
told to stay behind. Some people were allowed to leave on foot and residents reported a small exodus of civilians who feared that artillery bombardment would follow the siege, as it has in other areas where rebels have positioned themselves. The main checkpoint forbids most cars from entering or leaving the two towns, forcing people to get out of their vehicles, walk down the highway for 20 minutes and use public transport on the other side. Soldiers conduct vehicle and body searches to prevent "smuggling" of bread, baby milk and medicine into the besieged area - jailing offences. The checks create long queues of residents trying to return home, sometimes forcing them to wait for hours. All traffic is prevented from entering Hameh, a mostly Sunni Muslim town
where many residents support the rebellion. There is some movement into Qudsayya, a more religiously mixed area that is home to tens of thousands of displaced Syrians from other parts of the country. NO BREAD During a two-day visit by this journalist last month to the eastern towns, resourceful locals made do with what they had. They gathered fruit and vegetables from the few orchards they could still access without risking government sniper fire and shelling. Those with cash paid smugglers to bring in bags of flour and other foodstuffs or medicine. But nowhere in town was pita bread available. Local doctors said they regularly treat patients for water-borne diseases and that aerial bombardment has damaged the infrastructure,
contaminating the water with sewage. Doctors said that they were observing symptoms of malnutrition such as dehydration, severe weight loss, diarrhoea and bloated stomachs. International have little access to areas hit by violence. Groups like Save the Children are warning of a potential crisis. The agency released a report last month saying that parts of Homs, Aleppo, Idlib and Damascus have been encircled by violence or deliberately besieged. In a separate development, the World Health Organisation confirmed an outbreak of polio among young children in northeast Syria on Tuesday - a consequence of falling vaccination rates in wartime. The situation is acute for people living in Mouadamiya, on the southwestern outskirts of the capital Damascus, which has been under siege
for a year and suffered from chemical weapons strikes and continuous bombardment. Unlike East Ghouta, which also endured chemical attacks but is sometimes accessible, Mouadamiya is completely surrounded by the military. The opposition says 12,000 people face starvation and death in Mouadamiya. About 90 percent of Mouadamiya has been destroyed and few doctors remain, it says. This month, according to residents who live there reached by Skype, government aerial bombardment hit one of two remaining mains pipelines that deliver drinking water throughout Mouadamiya, further contaminating the local water supply. Residents say that smugglers used to be able to throw bags packed with baby milk and medicine from moving cars into the
State media said they were fired on by "terrorists." Hunger has become so endemic that locals say they eat leaves and grass. Fatima, who fled Mouadamiya just before the siege last year along with her husband and their five children to central Damascus, said one of her relatives died in Mouadamiya in August from starvation. He was three years old. Local doctors sent Reuters videos showing six cases of death from malnutrition. Most of the victims were children. Activist Zakarya said that this month alone, he knows of 11 women and children who died of starvation, including 7-yearold Dua al Sheikh, who was her parents' only daughter. He said that after months of eating the rice, barley and bulgur wheat in stock, families are now down to little more than olives and olive oil for three meals a day. "We sometimes roll a bunch of grape leaves together and sprinkle it with salt and pepper and eat it pretending it's yabraa," said Zakarya, referring to a popular Syrian dish of grape leaves stuffed with rice and ground lamb or beef. Civilians in besieged areas say farmers are targeted as they try to harvest their crop in an open field. They tell also of government shelling that purposely sets entire crop fields ablaze, around Damascus and in Homs province. In Mouadamiya, people have been planting rocket plants in small patches of earth between buildings so as to avoid any open fields. And Zakarya says "we use grass sometimes as a salad, with olives and olive oil."
DYING OF HUNGER For months, international pressure has been mounting on Syrian authorities to open humanitarian corridors to deliver aid to the besieged civilians. Under international law, siege is not specifically prohibited. However deliberate starvation in a conflict is widely held to be a war crime and the law of armed conflict requires all sides to allow free access of humanitarian relief for civilians in need. Although Syria is not party to the International Criminal Court - which can prosecute war crimes - the United Nations Security Council has the power to refer cases. Three Security Council resolutions condemning Assad have been vetoed by permanent member Russia, one of his strongest allies, and China, making a referral unlikely. Earlier this month, 3,000 women and children were evacuated from Mouadamiya, the United Nations said. But their suffering and starvation may continue as many have sought shelter in an abandoned school on the outskirts of Qudsayya, where the siege is starting. On Tuesday, 1,800 residents This story was reportwere evacuated from the ed by a visiting journalist town, a source from the Min- whose name has been withistry for Social Affairs said. held for security reasons
To Joys Of Being A De-eroticizing Nationalism’s Desire Visionless Student Kekhrie Yhome
"Men of knowledge steer the best courses for others. Ignorant men do not know which is best to follow."
y parents started schooling me when I was still small. They never gave me a choice - maybe save the tuition money in a bank so that I'll be rich by the time I'm 25? Whatever was and is their agenda, all my schooling life is now being done only in expensive private schools. Where I'm going from here, I have a pretty big picture: get a government job that pays 10000 - 15000 rupees a month, I may or may not like the job, raise a family and send my children to school to get their own jobs. I have no qualms about grumbling with dissatisfaction my whole incumbent years - it's a tradeoff for not seeing the whole point of my life. I go to school to accompany my friends, and have no intention of listening to teachers talk incessantly on things I do not care about. My mundane life would be unbearable if not for the hours of DOTA I play after school. I don't understand the point of studying Mathematics, Science and other subjects. Do not for a moment think I do badly in the exams! I have a sharp memory that recalls every meaningless cipher I see in my notebook and replicate it exactly during exams. I agree, those memories do not last a long time, and once they are forgotten, my mind is totally blank. You are supposed to understand everything in the classroom, so that even if you forget the definitions, the concept remains. But, the way I'm seeing it, you don't need concepts. Probably, I'll be able to memorise and answer in which year Tendulkar scored his first ODI century or how old is the Ellora to get a decent job. That's pretty much what is happening now. In fact, if your only purpose in life is to get any job, enjoy life like me. You don't need much of what school is trying to teach you, no need for knowledge, or thoughtful questions. It's fun while it lasts - throughout your whole insignificant life! A teacher of mine has another view though. I do not agree with many things he says...things like science is trying to guess in what manner Jesus might have created Earth, when talking about the Big Bang theory. I disagree not because I have reasonable arguments against
that view, it's just because he wisely replied that to a trap I laid to disrupt his class. In his opinion, job is important but is only a minor aspect of education. Going to school is about learning to have an open mind, ready to seek new perspectives in life. A truly educated mind discovers his unique potential and contributes to society positively in a way only he can. It is about living an informed life, making wise decisions and thus, defining one's humanity. My teacher says only the right jobs come to educated persons, because he can be productive there. His bold logic is that, no one can be bad in areas where he is enthusiastic about breaking conventional barriers positively and finding his own new way of doing things. We all know that if we are lucky enough to get a moment of reflection along with our last breath, the pertinent questions will be: What was the whole point of our life? Are we proud of our accomplishments? When our Creator demands what we have done with his talent, will our excuse be, "I am ignorant, Lord. I'm not learned enough to discover a use for my talent?” Are we leaving a better society than it was before us? What mark are we leaving owing to our existence? The answers vary on which viewpoint you are taking. My point of view needs people to live everyday for itself. I have no problems settling with an unsatisfied, unpurposeful life, blissfully unaware of my true calling and eking out a dull living from a joyless job forced upon me by necessity. Atleast, that's all I can say, because that'll be the only answer to a lazy, 'notes dependent' life. If there is any scholar reading this, decide what you want for yourself today. If you do not agree with me, seek true understanding everyday in school before it's too late. As for me, I'm going to be like a child's beloved fire cracker that failed to burst. However, if you do choose to come alongside me, we'll soon embrace together a life, where the ceiling of our roof will be the limit of our existence too. A. Kichu, Kohima.
A raging sense of triumphant celebration is overwhelming the mind of the Naga public. A public mind? By rallying around ACAUT’s call for rally without any guns or authority, there is certitude of fearless knowledge that the individual is also the public. It reaffirmed public conscience. From a near distant, NSCN-IM monitors the rally’s attendance record. As the clock ticks, the number trickles in too. It was like waiting for an election result. The verdict is out: ACAUT’s massive rally is but an open war out to confront NSCN-IM. A cheerless mood descends Hebron. 31 October 2013 is one of NSCN-IM’s longest and speechless days. Silence was ruthlessly heard. The successful challenge of sovereign power is an astonishing moment in any human history. NSCN-IM issues diktats, passes decrees. The public defies them, decries them. These events are not uncertain. These days are joyful times. The revolution has just begun, as many felt it. A legitimate revolution can no longer be expected by violently replacing a power with another power (as envisaged in a proletariat revolution)— but only by decentering the bases of power that limits the enjoyment or the quality of life. It requires qualification of politics, leadership, thinkers, and vision. Will ACAUT’s awareness rally mark an end (and a new beginning?) in Naga nationalism? The most educated faction understood this too well, in frustration. How will NSCN-IM respond, having issued a threat already? Are they getting ready with assassins? Ready to honour the pride of azha issued prior to the rally: “to initiate further necessary steps or measures to obstruct such anti national designs to murder the long struggle for the national cause.” Or, will they now retract their ego and listen more, mending their unquestionable recklessness? While fighting the Japanese Imperial Army, Mao Tse-Tung wrote Guerrilla Warfare (1937). NSCN-IM leadership knows Mao’s use of the proverbial “sea” and “fish” more than any other factions. NSCN-IM broke its own golden rule: the “guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea.” What happens to the fish when the sea is drained? What happens to nationalism when the very population they sought to protect or promote refuses to extend support or pay tax? There is no joy in the life of fear. There is a thin discipline between tolerance and political correctness. The
discipline that regulates the harmony of the social depends on the life of the political. The life of the political is simply to maintain human dignity. The failure to enjoy one’s own “sweat and toil,” only to be snatched forcefully, without any retribution, which is central to master-slave dialectics, is no longer an issue of freedom, or rights, but indignation. Indignity is a very strong emotion and real revolutions come through such nurtured shame: the old question of bonded labour. In the name of the nation taxes are collected; a slice of individual labour is compulsorily collected for the nationalized collective. ACAUT’s ‘U’ stands for Unabated—it does not imply a refusal to pay tax. The meaning is selfexplanatory because it stems from a fear and a reality that taxation is increasing in intensity, unabated, without reduction. Taxation has increased because more factions have been formed in the name of the nation. Today it is 7-8 groups. Tomorrow it may be less or more, but the human psyche is trained to think only exponentially. Politics has been guided without vision. Take an example. The common man in Imphal-Manipur is least bothered about Naga nationalism. In 2005, ANSAM-NSF launched the “economic blockade” of National Highways, spiraling inflation for months. Needless to say, it affected every Manipuri kitchen, especially the poor. Today, it is not difficult to mobilize the radicalized same in any anti-Naga movement. Given the misplaced nostalgia of nationalism, the Naga public has tolerated its freedom fighters without any review for too long. That is—what has every faction not meddled in, or interfered in, in extreme excess, in every fabric of the Naga social and public life or individual life. The ACAUT story is a natural outcome of last-level tolerance. It is the ultimate movement because it is about labour and livelihood—and human dignity. The notion of virtue that has been associated with the honour of fighting for the motherland is susceptible to change. The emotional sincerity guiding the ideological spell that shaped a particular generation (shall we called them pioneers of Naga nationalism?) is no longer alluring. Is any Naga youngster prepared to walk a thousand miles of dead-or-alive jungles for 3-4 months, in the name of Naga nationalism? The profiles of cadres who currently continue to join the various “underground” factions are predictable: from village chicken thieves to losers in life, with the exception of a handful. The appeal for nationalism is originally a desire for absolute power and
authority. It has been de-eroticized for quiet some time now: firstly, changes in global perceptions after post-decolonization era and, secondly, after India’s liberalization. Ever since the collectivization of Naga community under the rubric of nationalism, there has been no remarkable progress in society, except for the inevitable birth of desire for the good life as an individual right and fatricidal factionalism. The old guards may zealously refuse to grow with change, but the image of a nationalist is no longer appealing to the public. By internalizing economic exploitation within Naga society, the so-called freedom fighters have become the bane of society. Joining the Naga movement has become the easiest and most convenient path to impunity from criminal activities. Everyone is on survival mode. Once upon a time the Naga leaders gave a clarion political call for complete sovereignty. The objective may not have been achieved but the message was understood. One cannot deny that the Naga lot may have been much more miserable today had there been no political struggle. Nagas from outside Nagaland feel that “Nagaland people” has benefitted economically from the Naga issue, and it is with this misconstrued sense of betrayal that a share in the pie is strongly seen as an entitlement. The paradox however remains to say that even within capital Kohima itself, or its nearby villages (that is not to mention other interior parts of Nagaland), the signs of poverty and pathetic living are incomparable to the living standards in many non-Nagaland Naga areas. Alternatively, a misconception strongly circulated in the feelings of Nagaland Nagas is that Nagas from outside Nagaland are fleecing its resources. Without doubt, the desire for self-improving economic and social status has become the present preoccupation. A pre-capitalist society is merging with neo-capitalism. This self-fashioning also stands the risk of social mobilization because the public can never be an individual. There is also a relentless anxiety of a middle class—capable and educated enough to improvise social engineering tricks of ‘us’ and ‘them’—with personal motivation to further their own aspirations of monopolizing what properly belongs to the ruling and exploiting class. ACAUT’s movement stands to audit itself whether it can sieve these elements of carnal capitalism within itself—and chart a socio-political consciousness that is premised in reengaging social harmony rather than liberal economic laws of self-interest. Not everyone can excel to the top and
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this is never a reason nor should it be ever used as a criterion for inciting social disharmony or generalizing evil. The present leadership managing various aspects of Naga public life is questionable. The power that comes along with leadership is based on material dispossession of the other camp. The vision that is necessary in leadership is but informed by a lack of understanding issues and people, unfortunately anti-intellectual. The focus and priorities of leadership is no longer in sync with public desire. No political leaders have evolved a consultative regime other than drowning in their own three little kingdoms: of self-preservation, self-praise and self-righteousness. Similarly, no political or social thinkers have sought to re-think the Naga situation, or soberly tried to capture the everyday routine of events that revolve around us and link it with a class of knowledge. The perception of thinking the present or the future has not moved beyond the polemical transient and the subjective boundaries. In exasperation it becomes easy to retort to “enough is enough.” A breath of fresh air is what a revolution proposes to create. The desire for a good life and the desire to change the quality of life is the most joyless amongst the downtrodden, amongst those who have suffered deprivation from the machinations of powerful people and their policies. “All over the world,” Martha Nussbaum reminds us, “people are struggling for lives that are worthy of their human dignity. Leaders of countries often focus on national economic growth alone, but their people, meanwhile, are striving for something different: meaningful lives for themselves.” The joys of today are definitely certain. It needs to be celebrated. There is no greater revolution than the joy of successful populism. In it, there is an element of scandal. The scandal of underdogs becoming victorious, or refusing the powerful, is bounded by an ethic in political life. Will it create a meaningful life henceforth? From the ancients till the contemporary, every religion or philosophy talks about the parable of a good life, or the promise of a good life, which is always guided by identifying with the helpless and weak. The real presence of revolution begins with this ethic. The actual space of nationalism lies only in recognizing this temporality, in that humanity is bounded by such gentle kindness. And, above all, we do not have to bother the Good Lord, every time, praising glory over enemies! “The enemy,” wrote Jacobs Taubes to Carl Schmitt in 1979, “is the embodiment of your own question.”
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Mentoring Under Graduate Students: A Life Long Process T
he process of Mentoring is an integral part of any educational system, which basically aimed at bringing out the best from a student and setting the right course for the student. Students who enter under graduate courses in colleges are mostly unfamiliar with the structure of the course set by Nagaland University. Moreover there exist a big gap between the level of knowledge acquired by them in the higher secondary course and the content of the syllabus set by the university for the under graduate courses. This is especially true for students who pursue under graduate course with major papers. Most of the papers are totally new for the students who enrol themselves in the degree first semester with Major subject. In addition most of our students are easy going without setting any goals ahead of their life, in other words they pursue under graduate education without contemplating the career option they will opt for after the completion of their course. Therefore, the students have to be oriented and guided in their approach towards the syllabus as well as to the path they should take after their graduation. Faculty mentors play a crucial role in the success of college students, while styles of advising and mentoring vary across the disciplines; the fundamentals apply throughout formal education. The goal in writing this article is to provide a resource for faculty members who seek to improve their effectiveness as mentors. Students and their mentors share responsibility for ensuring productive and rewarding mentoring relationships. Both parties have a role to play in the success of mentoring. Mentoring is a lifelong process, where the mentor do not cut the ‘umbilical’ cord that attaches the mentor to a menty even after the menty has finished his or her studies. It is a process where the mentor acts as a sounding board or a support pillar for the menty as he or she continues their life’s journey, which is, being available any time for tendering advice or counselling to our menty. A Mentor: • take an interest in developing another person’s career and well-being. • have an interpersonal as well as a professional relationship with those whom they mentor. • advance the person’s academic and professional goals in directions most desired by the individual. Some faculty limit the responsibilities of mentoring to simply discharging their role as advisor. While assigned advisors can certainly be mentors, and often are, effective mentoring requires playing a more expansive role in the development of a future colleague. The role of advisor usually is limited to guiding academic progress. The role of mentor is centered on a commitment to advancing the student’s career through an interpersonal engagement that facilitates sharing guidance, experience and expertise. Like any interpersonal relationship, the one between mentor and student will evolve over time, with its attendant share of adjustments. The fact that today’s students come from an increasingly diverse social, economic and cultural back -grounds may add a layer of complexity, but it’s more likely to enrich than confound the relationship. New under graduate students, in particular, may express the desire for a mentor with whom they can personally identify, but their eventual level of satisfaction with their mentors seems to have little to do with this aspect of the relationship. This confirms the important point that you can be a successful mentor even if you and your student don’t share similar backgrounds. Of course, each mentoring relationship should be tailored to the student’s goals, needs and learning style, but the core principles apply across the board. What you and the student share – a commitment to the goals of the scholarly enterprise and a desire to succeed – is far more powerful and relevant than whatever might seem to divide you. Just as students have different learning styles, the skill sets and aptitudes of mentors are as varied as mentors themselves. There is no foolproof recipe. Mentoring benefits students because: • It supports their advancement in academic activity, class presentations or seminars, and writing skills. • The experiences and networks of their mentors may improve the students’ prospects of securing professional placement. • The knowledge that someone is committed to their progress, someone who can give them solid advice and be their advocate, can help to lower stress and build confidence. And it rewards mentors in an abundance of ways: • Your students will keep you abreast of new knowledge and techniques
and apprise you of promising avenues for research. • A faculty member’s reputation rests in part on the work of his or her former students; sending successful new scholars into the field increases your professional stature. • Good students will be attracted to you. Word gets around about who is the best mentors are, so they are usually the most likely to recruit – and retain –outstanding students. • It’s personally satisfying. Seeing your students succeed can be as rewarding as a major publication or significant grant. Effective mentoring advances the discipline because these students often begin making significant contributions long before they complete their graduate degrees. Such students are more likely to have productive, distinguished, and ethical careers that reflect credit on their mentors and enrich the discipline. Effective mentoring helps to ensure the quality of education and teaching well into the future. WHAT DOES A MENTOR DO? First and foremost, mentors socialize students into the culture of the discipline, clarifying and reinforcing – principally by example – what’s expected of a professional scholar. Let’s start with the basic responsibilities mentors have to those graduate students who seek their guidance. a) Model of professional responsibility. It is crucial that the mentor consciously act with integrity in every aspect of his or her work as teacher. Students must see that their mentors recognize and avoid conflicts of interest, collect and use data responsibly, fairly award credit. The overall approach of the teacher in the field of education is crucial for the effective implementation of the mentoring process. Conducting and finishing lecture on time (in other words being PUNCTUAL) and being regular for classes, are some instances where the students observe how a teacher handles his/her profession responsibly. b) Demystify under graduate school. This is quite true for our under graduate educational scenario in Nagaland. Many aspects of under graduate education are unwritten or vague, and the ability of new students to understand them is hampered by the fact that they frequently do not know what questions to ask or what certain terminology means. You can help by adjusting your conversations accordingly and clarifying your course’s expectations for lab work, comprehensive exams, and teaching. For each stage of the student’s program, discuss the prevailing norms and criteria used to define quality performance. c) Encourage the effective use of time. Work with the student on developing schedules and meeting benchmarks. d) Share techniques and practices that have been useful for others but don’t insist there is only one way. Rather, help them blaze their own trail and devise a plan that keeps them on it. e) Oversee professional development. Activities that have become second nature to you need to be made explicit to students, such as directing a lab, and being able to explain your specialisation to anyone outside your discipline. Mentors help their students become full-fledged members of an institution and not just students. GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR MENTORS; The fundamental standard of performance for mentors is to be partial to the student but impartial about the student’s work. Clarity is the foundation upon which such a relationship is built. Be transparent about your expectations concerning the form and function of the relationship, and about what’s reasonable to expect of you and what isn’t. Pay particular attention to boundaries, both personal and professional, and respect their boundary just as you expect them to respect yours. Because your time is so valuable, it is often the most precious thing you can give. Give students your full attention when they are talking with you, and the time and encouragement to open up. Try to minimize interruptions. Use concrete language to critique students’ work. Remind students that you are holding them to high standards in order to help them improve. Mentors keep track of their students’ progress and achievements, setting milestones and acknowledging accomplishments. Let your students know from the start that you want them to succeed, and create opportunities for them to demonstrate their competencies. Encourage students to try new techniques, expand their skills, and discuss their ideas, even those they fear might seem naive or unworkable. Let students know that mistakes are
productive because we learn from our failures. These practices nurture self-sufficiency. As tempting as it can be to dictate paths, the person in front of you has different strengths and aspirations. Provide support in times of discouragement as well as success, and be mindful of signs of emotional and physical distress. Don’t assume that the only students who need help are those who ask for it. If a student is falling behind in his or her work, resist concluding that this shows a lack of commitment. Perhaps the student is exhausted, or unclear about what to do next, or is uncomfortable with some aspect of the course. Although it is ultimately the responsibility of students to initiate contact with you, it may make a difference if you get in touch with those students who are becoming remote. Let them know they are welcome to talk with you during your office hours, and that the conversation can include non academic as well as academic issues. Being open and approachable is particularly important when a student is shy or comes from a different cultural background. This aspect of a student’s approach towards education in college level in our state is true, especially for those students who come from far flung regions of Nagaland. They are in a state of confusion and doubt, but they cannot approach the teachers for guidance or clarifications due to lack of confidence. Many new students suffer from the impostor syndrome – anxiety about whether they belong in under graduate institution – so it’s important to reassure them of their skills and abilities to succeed. The enthusiasm and optimism you show can be inspirational. Make sure that students understand not only the personal consequences of their commitment to their work, but also its value to the professional community and to the general public. If we are to observe the general condition of the work culture in Nagaland, it is sad that, in general, the students whom we have educated and are now employed in government service exhibit lackadaisical attitude towards their job. Share what you’ve learned as both a scholar and a member of a profession. You might think things are obvious to students that aren’t. At the same time, tell your student what you learn from them. This will make them realize they are potential colleagues. Identify professional workshops and networking opportunities for students. Involve students in editing, journal activities, and seminar presentations. DURING THE INITIAL MEETINGS: • Find out about the student’s previous educational experiences and why s/he decided to go to a college. What does the student hope to achieve in pursuing a under-graduate degree? • Offer suggestions about courses the student should take and other training experiences s/he should seek outside their formal syllabus. For instance, computer courses or life skill courses that will supplement their formal education and help them in getting employment. • Goals: Ask students to develop and share with you a work plan that includes short-term and long-term goals as well as the timeframe for reaching those goals. Make sure the student’s work plan meets the program’s requirements and is feasible. • Meetings: Tell students how frequently you will be able to meet with them, and that it is their responsibility to arrange and take the lead in these meetings. Let them know if you have a busy schedule, are about to take leave, etc. • Thresholds: Be explicit about the kinds of issues you feel require a face-to-face meeting. Also let students know if they may contact you at home, and under what circumstances, and ask them their preferences as well. • Assessments: Discuss how often you will give them an assessment of their general progress, and let them know what type of feedback they can expect from you. The hallmark of a successful mentoring relationship is a shared understanding of expectations and responsibilities. These create the framework for the relationship, and they are largely established in the early meetings with a student. A relatively modest investment in those meetings can yield great dividends. DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP: While under graduate students deserve your support and attention, the specific needs of a first semester student just learning the ropes and fretting about the long and challenging road ahead are different from those of a student who is nearing completion of their course and has refocused on career decisions. The greatest challenge that faculty face with incoming students is helping them make the transition from the
format of higher secondary education – the short-term goals, predictable closure and tight structure syllabus – to the unfamiliar, loosely structured, and relatively open-ended world of lab and classroom lecturers. It’s essential to keep in mind that the under graduate course is the beginning rather than the sum of the student’s career. The mentor’s “end game” requires assisting the student in successfully launching that career. The influence that a mentor wields over their students is enormous; they are truly the gatekeepers of the student’s professional future. The effective mentor serves as advocate and guide, empowering the student to move from novice to professional. HOW UNDER GRADUATE PROGRAMMES CAN ENCOURAGE MENTORING: A successful relationship between a student and mentor is built upon a foundation of commitment at the institutional as well as at the course level. Effective mentoring cannot be done in a vacuum. The institution must be committed to ensuring that its approach is of the highest quality, producing professionals who are both ethical and accomplished. The college in turn is responsible for setting clear expectations and supervising progress. The college should be responsible for creating an environment in which mentoring is valued and both students and faculty have access to resources that promote under graduate student success. The following are examples of practices known to reinforce the efforts of faculty as they work with their students. Provide an orientation session. This helps faculty get a head start with new under graduate students by introducing them to program policies, practices, and resources, preferably at the beginning of the academic year. This should be followed up with a refresher session in the second term. Students should also be furnished with a guide that acquaints them with its expectations, benchmarks and milestones. The College can affirm that mentoring is a core component of the educational experience for under graduate students by developing a compact or agreement, relevant to the discipline or field of study, for use by faculty and the students with whom they work. Such a document would list the essential commitments and responsibilities of both parties, set within the context of the college’s fundamental values. Provide an annual review of student progress. The objective of a periodic review—monthly, at least—is to identify ways in which faculty can more effectively help students make progress in their under graduate studies by routinely documenting and sharing with each student a constructive critique of that individual’s efforts across the entire spectrum of mastery that the student is expected to achieve. It is important that faculty share the results of the review with each student in writing, and include a copy in the student’s file. The intention is to provide a framework for constructive discussion of student progress toward the degree and to document suggestions, guidelines, and benchmarks provided to the student. Reward effective mentoring. Mentoring performance and outcomes are worthy of inclusion in faculty evaluation for salary and promotion. An additional means for rewarding mentoring is to increase the yearly increment to a higher grade or award double increment to faculty who assume heavy mentoring responsibilities and produce results. Another way of honouring good mentors is through public recognition like presenting them award. CONCLUSION: Effective mentoring is good for mentors, good for students, and good for the institution. The faculty are probably already doing much of what’s been discussed in the preceding sections. In most cases, the system works well, faculty serve as effective mentors and foster the learning and professional development of under graduate students. During the under graduate experience, students are then guided toward becoming independent creators of knowledge or users of knowledge, prepared to be colleagues with their mentors as they complete their educational courses and move on to the next phase of professional life. The ultimate winner of this mentoring process is the student and of course the institution to which the student belong to, since the success achieved by its own product after graduation will surely reflect on the institution itself. Therefore the institution has a greater responsibility to motivate the faculty in their role as a mentor, by monetary and other incentives, to carry out this task with sincerity and consistently. Charles Mhonthung Ezung Vice Principal Immanuel College Lengrijan Dimapur
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The Dawn of The Naga Revolutionaries: Thank you ACAUT
Tia Akum: FROM THE HEART: FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE-ACAUT RALLY. Today I felt real proud for the first time to be a NAGA. I felt love, I felt a sense of strong we-feeling. After the rally I was riding around Dimapur and I felt deeply contented and overjoyed with pride and tears. Today I saw literally tears of joy in the eyes of almost every Naga while the PLAY was at its Apex (Last part). “Didi aponihi koishe nahoi tax bishi hoishe aro bishi tuk bai ase, Aji moi bera mata kili nahoni? Naga mano tuk bai ase kon bi kili nahoni? Who lives, if Nagaland dies?” uufff, that was touching, everything went so well from beginning till end I believe it’s God’s plan. Today I knew exactly why Americans are so patriotic and proud to be American. Today, I knew why tears from their eyes poured down when President Barack Obama gave speech on his first victory. Why tears fell down from their eyes when Martin Luther Gave the speech “I Have a Dream.” Today I felt the same when our GREAT REAL BOLD NAGA leaders gave their speeches. I felt just Wow! They spoke from their hearts and to our hearts. LIGHTER MOMENTS: “AK 37” and “In Nagaland, tax is not collected only for Sunshine.” by T.Solo. I felt real proud of being a member of THE NAGA BLOG, great work great initiative and I’m always there for this cause. GOD BLESS! Obed Jamir: If Saddam Hussain ever thought he can never be defeated, he was wrong! If Hitler ever thought he could conquer all the continents, he was wrong! If I get scared of the barrels facing my family, I am absolutely wrong! My family and blood belongs to the Nagas. Cut me, you get cut by the Nagas. Let there be peace to all. Kuknalim. Patricia Zhimomi: Years down the line when the course of our lives have changed through this historic initiative of a historic movement, I will be proud to tell my children and grand children, I was there in that rally when it all began. ACAUT you have our full support and prayers!! God bless this endeavour!
ACAUT Nagaland: It took 4 days to fill the flex put up in city tower but after it was brought down by anti Naga elements. It took just few hours to fill it up after fresh flex was put up with double the signatures. Nagas are now aware of their rights. Suppression will no more work. People will only give into democratic means. WELCOME NEW NAGALAND. Rhakho Yimchung: Sir.Khekiye, a very powerful and influential speaker who spoke with truth without any fear and prejudices towards anything. Am sure many thousands intellectual Nagas have motivated today. Respected sir, Thank you for showing us the way of truth!
Sangti Konyak: The pride of being included in the team of The Naga Blog and this historic day has only stirred up my thirst to make this world a better place. The previous day incident when the anti-Naga rogues pulled down and tore down the banners signed by thousand of citizens in front of us, the challenges and imperfection of those AntiNagas has just united and made us stronger. We never thought that this day would end like this. Tomorrow as we start our normal life again, let the pledge that we have made together with more than 20,000 plus Nagas today keep burning inside you. Am sure the Revolution will sooner or later start in our Nagaland and I believe today will be the day that our future generation would read in books one day. May this trend and legacy continue till the world ends. "A HEALTY CULTURE IS ONE WHERE PEOPLE KNOW THEY ARE AROUND A LEADER WHO WILL LEAD, WHO WILL ACTUALLY TAKE REINS, CREATE THE VISION, BE AHEAD OF THE PACK, MAKE THE HARD DECISIONS, CARE ABOUT PEOPLE, AND PROTECT THE MISSION AND THE GOALS." God Bless you all!
Rijo Aier: When people asked me if I was going for the rally I said yes. Some told me to be careful saying its better not to go. I called some of my friends they said they were scared. But I went and it’s because I have a long life to live and it saddens me to see our Nagas living this way. I also did it for my daughter and her future. Lolo Himb: WE ARE NAGAS. It was really an Amazing Experience, my first ever participation in a Mass Rally. The Public were awesome and their presence made me feel so alive, YEAHH. I got goose bumps every time the speaker hint out a massive strong line. I being a Young Naga would stand and fight for what is right. For the past so many years TAXATION and CORRUPTION have been running around our Mother Land "Nagaland", as the speakers said, 'Taxes are collected with PENS and not GUNS'. Corruption has become a new trend where they say 'Salary khali toh ghor cholabo naparey'. Arey, we should be content with our Job. Many capable, qualified young Nagas are unemployed. Many leaders are working hard for the Naga People and we the present generation should continue doing and keep the flame burning. We often think that money is everything but it is not. Inspiration, Motivation is all we need and Faith to move the mountains. Let us all join our hands and support ACAUT now and forever. This is our chance, what are we waiting for? Stand and arise. I learned so much today by listening to the speakers and seeing the Public I FELT PROUD TO BE A NAGA.
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Saturday 2 November 2013
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Sibal challengeS Modi to debate
Slams him for ‘politics of lies’ New Delhi, November 1 (PTi): Accusing Narendra Modi of engaging in “politics of lies”, Union minister Kapil Sibal on Friday challenged BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate to a debate as he stated that political discourse should move from individuals to issues affecting the country. Slamming Modi, whom he referred to as the “perennial opponent” (Nirantar Virodhi) without, however, taking his name, Sibal accused him of spreading untruths about UPA. He sought to puncture the BJP’s leader’s repeated refrain that Congress had destroyed the country. “I am sorry that the issues which should be discussed are not being discussed... They (BJP) do not have issues. Hence they only talk about individuals... One person can neither make nor is going to make the future of the country. “The country’s future is decided by policies and not allegations. Unfortunately, for some days, such an atmosphere has been made that the talk is more about indi-
Modi over BJP’s alliance from Bihar, he should snap with Shiv Sena to question ties with Shiv Sena because his affection for people they do not want Biharis viduals than about issues,” from Bihar. “If he has so to live in Maharashtra,” Sibal said. much affection for people Sibal said. Releasing a bunch of papers to show that UPA had performed better than the BJP-led NDA government in terms of GDP growth, increasing per capita income, bringing FDI into the country and so on, Sibal said that PuNe, November 1 (AgeNCieS): Launching a if the above meant destroy- direct attack on the Congress government in the Cening India, then BJP should tre, the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra remain permanently in op- Modi said he wasn’t bound to answer questions that position so that the country should be directed to the Prime Minister. “Manmomay progress. Wondering han is the Prime Minister, it’s his government that is why Modi did not address in power but they are asking Modi for answers… Conpress conferences, Sibal al- gress party targets us but they don’t answer questions leged the Gujarat chief min- themselves,” Modi said, while addressing a rally in ister wanted a controlled Pune. Speaking of the progress the country achieved unaudience so that he can get der the rule of the BJP, Modi said, “Whenever BJP was away with his untruths. He also ridiculed the in power progress has been achieved, poor had food BJP leader over his “gaffes” twice in a day but when the Congress supported govregarding history during ernment came to power, the poor suffered due to inflahis Patna rally, saying, “He tion.” “India has seen many forms of governance but does not know that Alex- under the government of Morarji Desai and Atalji pricander never reached the es of commodities were checked.” Stating that it was Ganges, that Chandragup- time for the people to choose who they prefer, Modi ta Maurya did not belong said there should be some parameters by which peoto Gupta dynasty and that ple can assess whether a government has performed Taxila is in Pakistan and not well or not. “Parameters should be set up to check if governin Patna. How can somebody, who does not know ments in power have worked well or not, then people history, create history. Sur- will have no doubt about voting BJP to power.” He also prised which history book called Delhi the “rape capital”. “Congress has always been involved in mud slinging,” he went on. “They have he read.” Sibal also attacked made my life hell. But I have god, janta’s blessings.”
luCkNow, November 1 (iANS): The driver and cleaner of a truck transporting onions were murdered on a highway in Uttar Pradesh after a gang looted the consignment, police said Friday. A 10-member gang has been robbing trucks carrying vegetables from neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, police say. Jaunpur’s Superintendent of Po-
lice Happy Guptan told IANS that three members of the gang were arrested Thursday evening. They admitted to looting the truck, which was coming from Tamil Nadu, on the night of Oct 7-8 near Satarhia and killing its driver and cleaner. The criminals had followed the truck coming from Tamil Nadu in two Indigo cars. They intercepted it and told
‘Manmohan is in power, why ask me for answers?’
‘If you want to build statue of unity, build it in your heart’ New Delhi, November 1 (AgeNCieS): Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday hit out at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying he was desperate to become the prime minister. “He is desperate to become the prime minister. He has announced his candidature
so early. But he doesn’t believe in transparency and accountability,” Sibal told a press briefing. “They talk of transparency and accountability. Look at the kind of Lokayukta in Gujarat,” Sibal added. The Union minister also sought to question Modi on claiming ownership to Sardar Patel’s legacy. Sibal
Onions leading to murders on UP roads the driver that they were from the Mandi Samiti and wanted to check the consignment. They then drugged the driver and cleaner and shot them in the head. While the driver’s body was dumped in Sigramau in Jaunpur district, the cleaner was dumped in Sultanpur. A special task force of the Uttar Pradesh Police nabbed two of the gang members Indian firefighters and civilians work to extinguish a fire in Srinagar, India on Novomber 1,. At least three houses were damaged by the fire Friday. Winter in Indian Kashmir brings not only freezing cold and snow, but also widespread incidents of fire blamed mainly on accidental ignition of charcoal, usually stored for fighting cold and cooking purpose in Kashmiri homes. (AP Photo)
soon after the incident. Three more were arrested Thursday night. The gang members confessed to carrying out a similar murder of another truck driver in Vardha in Azamgarh two months back, Guptan said. The cleaner of that truck escaped. That truck was, however, carrying tomatoes, which quickly rotted and had to be dumped instead of being sold.
It was then that the gang decided to hit trucks carrying non-perishable items such as onion, police said. Police say there have been eight such incidents on the Allahabad-Manganwa road (from Rewa) and AllahabadVaranasi road in the past two months. “While we initially though these are routine robberies with the victims killed for fear of being iden-
tified later, the interrogation of the first lot revealed bizzare aspects of the crime,” Guptan told IANS. Officials blamed it all on the steep hike in onion prices. An alert has been sounded for onion robbers still on the run. Not long ago, an egg vendor was shot dead in Etah district as he had not sprinkled onions in an omelette served to some youth.
sentation to the government to air his grievances and added that the court cannot issue directions on the issue. “Suppose if someone (retired bureaucrat) is an expert, it is for the man who is dealing with the situation to decide,” said Chief Justice Sathasivam. Prakash Singh sought the direction that no civil servant who has less than one year of service left before retirement should be considered for a post that has a fixed tenure of two years. The petitioner also sought court direction that no senior ranking civil servant, holding the position of secretary or that of additional secretary, should be considered for re-employment either with the central or state governments involving financial interest for two years from the date of their retirement. The PIL sought declaration that the part of the May 29, 2006, notification by the ministry of personnel that “does not conform to the principles necessary to secure the independence of the civil service and is illegal, null and void”. The
notification that provides for grant of extensions on a “case-to-case basis” confers unfettered discretion on the central government to “favour” or “penalise” individuals holding the above-named positions by extending or restricting their tenure, the PIL said. The PIL also sought clamp-down on the bureaucrats from accepting employment with the private business houses they had dealt with in their official capacity for two years after their retirement. The petition said provision of giving extension on caseto-case basis was being “grossly abused” in the case of top ranking bureaucrats, including cabinet secretary, defence secretary, home secretary, director of the intelligence bureau, Research and Analysis Wing secretary, and director of the Central Bureau of Investigation. The PIL said exception could only be made in the case of a deserving officer who falls short of the fixed tenure, and the appointment of such officer is in public interest.
Supreme Court declines plea for bureaucrats’ cooling-off period
uNNAo, November 1 (AgeNCieS): Almost a fortnight after his reported “dream” triggered a treasure hunt by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) at Daundiya Kheda, religious guru Shobhan Sarkar claimed on Thursday that the gold would not be found unless he is present at the excavation site. Denying that he had “dreamt” of the gold, he said he came to know about it through “chintan” (meditation). This comes barely two days after the ASI closed down one trench saying it had struck loose stones rather than gold. Speaking at his ashram in Buxar, Sarkar said he knew the “exact location”
of the gold. Demanding that the Army be roped in for the excavation, Sarkar said he could deliver the treasure within 10 hours. However, he said, the government would have to accept his terms — deposit 80 per cent of the gold in the Reserve Bank of India and use the remaining 20 per cent for the development of the region. Earlier in the day, Sarkar visited Daundiya Kheda and performed a puja on the banks of the Ganga, as he was not allowed to go near the excavation site. Angry at the alleged lack of transparency in the excavation process, Sarkar said, “Why this secrecy? Why not put up
large television screens away from the site and let the people see what is going on.” Alleging that secrecy was being maintained so that the treasure can be appropriated by a few, Sarkar called for “pressure on the administration” to clear his visit to the site. He said he had written to the authorities on October 27 for permission to visit the site, but had not received any response so far. “I want to give the gold to the nation,” he said, maintaining that the treasure was present at around 15 feet below ground level. Sarkar said the ASI would require a lot of time and funds to find it.
New Delhi, November 1 (iANS): The Supreme Court Friday declined a petition seeking direction to the government to observe a cooling-off period of two years before a retired senior civil servant is offered re-employment with the government. The apex court bench of Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai and Justice Ranjan Gogoi, turning down the PIL plea as withdrawn, said it was for the competent authorities to decide on the re-employment of a retiring civil servant. “How can court issue directions?” Senior counsel Harish Salve, who appeared for PIL petitioner Prakash Singh, told the court there were existing rules providing for cooling-off period but these were not being adhered to. Salve told the court he was seeking guidelines on the cooling-off period so there could be transparency in the matter of appointment at senior levels. The court said the petitioner, who is a former police chief, could make a repre-
New Delhi, November 1 (iANS): With numerous cases of burns and irritation reported every year during Diwali, experts feel exercising a little caution could help in avoiding burn injuries. But Diwali does not mean only burn injuries, doctors also warn about damage to the eyes and ears and for those with breathing problems, asthma attacks. While preparations for the festival of lights have begun, doctors say people must keep in mind preventive measures for any hazards that may occur, especially from the careless use of crackers. “As crackers are a great attraction among children, the use of these should only be allowed under adult supervision. Also, the wearing of synthetic clothes should be completely avoided as these are highly inflamma-
ble,” Pinak Shrikhande, additional director for critical care at Fortis Hospital, told IANS. He said despite measures being taken, if there are cases of burns then water should be kept handy to cool the burning sensation. “The area of burn should be exposed to running water, after which only clear ointments like Neosprin or Silverex should be applied,” Shrikhande added. The use of coloured ointments are strictly prohibited, as this prevents doctors from examining the depth and intensity of the burn. “A first degree burn causes redness and applying a clear ointment will help. In a second degree burn, the person may develop blisters, while in the third which is the most severe the skin is completely charred and could turn white,” Kuldeep Singh, additional director for critical
care at Fortis Hospital, told IANS. Hence, getting medical assistance becomes a must for second and third degree burns as ignoring deeper burns could destroy the inner tissues and muscles.
“If the person experiences pain on the site of the burn, it is a good sign which suggests the burn is not severe. But if pain is not felt, then there are high chances that nerves must have been destroyed,” Kuldeep Singh
added. While burns are a major concern during Diwali, crackers also cause severe problems for people with respiratory diseases like asthma and bronchitis. Fireworks like ‘phuljaris’ and ‘anar’ include
highly toxic heavy metals like copper, lead, zinc, sodium and potassium that can trigger asthma and cause severe headaches and lung diseases, apart from chronic coughs. “As the pollution level shoots up due to
CheNNAi, November 1 (iANS): Nine people died, four were injured and equipment worth crores of rupees was damaged in two fires in Tamil Nadu on Friday. Nine people lost their lives and four were hurt in a blast at the Dhanalakshmi Fireworks in Olukacheri village near Kumbakonam of Thanjavur district, around 340 km from here. In another incident, a fire damaged equipment
at a government printing press. “The accident occurred in the afternoon around 2.30 today (Friday). Five people died on the spot and four others succumbed on the way to a hospital. Four people were admitted to the hospital and are said to be out of danger,” N. Subbaian, collector, Thanjavur district, told IANS over phone. He said the accident occurred in a licensed fire cracker unit but how it happened
is not known. According to Subbaian, the fire was doused after the accident. Of the nine dead, three were women. Sivakasi in Virudhunagar district, around 510 km from here, is one of the oldest and biggest firecracker manufacturing hubs in India. Nearly 90 percent of the country’s fireworks, along with 80 percent of safety matches, are made in Sivakasi. Low rainfall and dry climate are conductive
for this industry in Sivakasi where the annual turnover is over Rs.2,000 crore. However, there are some fire cracker units located in other parts of the state in a small way. According to industry officials, nearly 250 people have lost their lives over the past 13 years due to accidents in fire cracker units. Last year, September saw over 50 people dying in Sivakasi in a blast at Om Shakti Fireworks.
His dream a joke, sadhu asks for 10 hours to find out gold
said, “If you want to build statue of unity, then build it in your heart first. Apologise first to people (for 2002 riots).” “The kind of language he uses is not a part of our Indian culture and he talks of statue of unity,” Sibal added. “Narendra Modi is always angry, always acrimonious, uses language
Split within UPA as Chidambaram opposes PM’s Lanka visit for CHOGM
New Delhi, November 1 (AgeNCieS): There is a divide within the Congress and the government over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on November 15 in Sri Lanka. Sources say that Finance Minister P Chidambaram as a Tamil MP feels that the government must factor in state interests. Shipping Minister GK Vasan has also met the Prime Minister asking him to cancel his visit. But sources say that the External Affairs Ministry thinks that it will send out a wrong diplomatic message. Sources say that one proposal is that PM scales down the level of his visit to Colombo. The DMK and the AIADMK have also opposed PM’s Lanka visit. DMK chief Karunanidhi has warned the UPA government of consequences if Manmohan Singh goes to Colombo. “If the Prime Minister attends the Commonwealth meeting in Colombo then the parties which are in favour of it might have to face the consequences,” Karunanidhi said. This came amidst reports that despite opposition from the Tamil Nadu Assembly, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to go to Colombo, according to sources. Sources say that an advance security team has completed its Colombo recce. Sources say that the Prime Minister is likely to go to Colombo for a few hours to attend the inauguration of the summit. Hotel bookings and other travel arrangements have also been made, according to sources. However, a final decision on the Prime Minister’s visit will be taken after the Cabinet gives its approval or disapproval. Earlier this month, the Tamil Nadu Assembly had passed a resolution unanimously urging the Centre to boycott the CHOGM in Colombo. The resolution was moved by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. “The Prime Minister’s statement that he will participate in CHOGM meet is a huge disappointment,” she said. All political parties in Tamil Nadu including the Congress are demanding that India should boycott the meeting in protest against what they call genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka. They are also urging the PM to visit Tamil areas in the north and east of Sri Lanka. The 23rd Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 15 to 17 November 2013. However, Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam said that India will be isolated if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh doesn’t attend the summit. Pressure is also coming from the CM of the Northern Province who has written to Manmohan Singh urging him to visit. In his letter CM Wigneswaran thanked the PM for “persuading” the Sri Lankan government to hold elections under the 13th amendment. India has been pushing the Lankan government to implement the amendment. The CM also invited Manmohan Singh to visit Jaffna at the earliest.
Be cautious this Diwali, warn doctors
Fiery Friday in Tamil Nadu kills nine people
which is not in keeping with Indian tradition.” It may be noted that Modi had yesterday laid the foundation stone of Sardar Patel’s statue along with senior BJP leader LK Advani on the banks of Narmada river in Ahmedabad. The statue, which Modi is calling ‘statue of unity’ will be the largest in the world.
lighting of crackers, people with hypersensitive airways should stay indoors to avoid inhaling polluted smoke,” Manav Manchanda, senior consultant (Respiratory Medicine) at the Asian Institute of Medical Sciences, told IANS. Eyes being a very sensitive part of the body, the hazards from crackers are also numerous; so doctors advise wearing glasses while playing with crackers as chemicals in them can cause perforation of the eyes and even affect one’s vision. Raj Anand, senior eyecare specialist at Vasan Eye Care told IANS: “Chemical and thermal injuries to eyes are all time high during Diwali. Heat from the crackers can melt the cornea, an injury which is irreparable.” Eye specialists also strictly restrict the use of contact lenses while play-
ing with crackers. “Contact lenses may cause irritation to the eyes if exposed to high heat for a long time. In case there is any irritation in the eyes, lots of cold water should be splashed and care should be taken,” added Anand. With the scare of burns and effects on the eye, crackers also cause serious injury to the eardrums; so wearing of ear plugs is suggested by ENT specialists. “Besides damaging your hearing, loud noise can also affect your body in other ways. Exposure to noise can cause high blood pressure, difficulty in sleeping and mental health problems like anxiety, depression and headaches,” said Lalit Mohan Parashar, senior consultant, ENT Nova Specialty Surgery. In sum, the doctor’s advice is simple : Play safe, be safe this Diwali.
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Saturday 2 November 2013
Nazi Gestapo chief died iN BerliN
BERLIN, NovEmBER 1 (AP): It was one of the great remaining mysteries surrounding the final days of World War II what happened to Heinrich Mueller, the head of the Gestapo secret police and the highestranking Nazi never to have been captured or located. But a leading German researcher said Thursday he has uncovered historical documents indicating Mueller never made it more than a few hundred meters (yards) from Hitler’s bunker in downtown Berlin and was eventually buried in a common grave in a Jewish cemetery destroyed by the Nazis. Though Mueller’s body hasn’t been found, Johannes Tuchel, the director of Berlin’s German Resistance Memorial Center, said the evidence he uncovered is “clear-cut.” He said that, according to a death certificate he found, Mueller died in
the final days of the war in 1945 near the Luftwaffe headquarters. Tuchel said other evidence shows that about three months after the end of the war Mueller’s body was found by a work crew cleaning up corpses and buried along with about 3,000 others in a communal grave on the site of a Jewish cemetery that the SS had destroyed in 1943. The documents show “with near certainty” that Mueller was buried in August 1945 in the garden of the Luftwaffe headquarters, then brought to the Jewish cemetery on Grosse Hamburger Strasse, said Tuchel, whose story was first reported by Bild newspaper. Mueller, who was an SS Gruppenfuehrer roughly equivalent to a major general was sought for decades after the war by investigators around the world, including Israel’s Mossad, the U.S. Office of Special In-
vestigations, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Tuchel said he had no explanation for why they hadn’t come up with the same information. “That is a part of the puzzle I can’t answer,” he said. The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s top Nazi hunter, Efraim Zuroff, sounded a note of caution, saying only DNA evidence could prove Mueller was buried in Berlin. “The Nazis who wanted to escape very often took measures to create false documents faking their death,” he said in a telephone interview from London. “I would be very wary of reports like that without forensic evidence.” He cited the case of Aribert Heim, a Mauthausen concentration camp doctor who allegedly died in Cairo in 1992. “Heim was buried, according to his son, in a mass grave for poor people in Cairo, and it’s a perfect
story because it’s impossible to verify,” Zuroff said. It’s not yet known whether any efforts will be made to find Mueller’s bones in Berlin. According to the Berlin Jewish Community’s website, the cemetery included the grave of philosopher Moses Mendelssohn and was destroyed by the SS in 1943, when they built trenches through the area. At war’s end, it was used to bury bombing victims and other war casualties that littered the German capital. Tuchel came across the documents when researching an incident in which Mueller ordered the execution of 18 resistance members at the end of the war. In addition to a December 1945 death certificate for Mueller, Tuchel said he has evidence that the identity papers and medals were later turned over to military authorities to return to his family. And in 1963 when au-
thorities were looking into a rumor that Mueller had been buried in West Berlin’s Neukoelln district — a gravedigger told police in testimony Tuchel found that he had buried Mueller in the former Jewish cemetery, and had matched his identity papers to the face of the body. Tuchel said the man did not give any indication as to Mueller’s cause of death. According to an article in the Holocaust and Genocide Studies journal in 2001, the gravedigger’s story was known but could never be checked out because the graves were on the other side of the Berlin Wall. Though there were persistent alleged sightings of Mueller in the decades after the war, including in Czechoslovakia, Cuba and Argentina, experts have always maintained that he most likely died in Berlin at the war’s end. That was the fate of Hitler’s private secretary
Martin Bormann, who was thought to have escaped the capital until his bones were unearthed during construction in 1972 in downtown Berlin. DNA tests in 1998 confirmed they were his. Zuroff said that, if the information on Mueller does turn out to be true, it would be a “comforting thought” that Mueller — who attended the notorious 1942 Wannsee Conference in which plans were coordinated for the genocide of the European Jews didn’t escape. “This is the biggest fish that got away,” Zuroff said. Still, if his final resting place is a Jewish cemetery, Zuroff said it would be “absolutely horrifying.” “It’s the last place on earth where he should be buried,” said Zuroff. “If this is ever verified, they’d better move very quickly to make sure it doesn’t become a shrine for neo-Nazis.”
(SAM) that was headed for Hezbollah in Lebanon,” the report said. Israeli media carried similar reports quoting Al-Arabiya, which is Saudi owned. Israeli government officials contacted by AFP refused to comment on the reports. Meanwhile, Israeli
of a Turkish plane in the same area. But CNN cited an unnamed US administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, as saying Israeli warplanes carried out the attack. CNN quoted the official as saying the target was missiles and related equipment the Israelis felt might be transferred to Hezbollah. Al-Arabiya quoted the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying that explosions took place Wednesday near Latakia. ‘Several explosions were heard in an air defence base in the Snubar Jableh area,’ Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said. In May, Israel carried out two air strikes inside Syria, and a senior Israeli official told AFP both targets were Iranian weapons destined for Hezbollah.
Surgery lifts veil of darkness for Myanmar’s blind ‘Israel targets Syria air base’
In this October 22, photo, a patient with an eye patch rests inside a makeshift mosquito-net at a Buddhist monastery following a simple operation to remove a cataract in Bago, Myanmar. Five decades of isolation, military rule and woeful health care have left Myanmar with one of the highest rates of blindness in the region. Now the veil of darkness is starting to lift, thanks to an “assembly line” surgical procedure that allows cataracts to be removed safely, without stitches, through two small incisions. (AP Photo)
BAGoN, NovEmBER 1 (AP): Five decades of isolation, military rule and woeful health care have left Myanmar with a particu-
larly high rate of blindness. Now the veil of darkness is starting to lift, thanks in part to an “assembly line” surgical procedure
that allows cataracts to be removed safely, without stitches, through two small incisions. Nepalese surgeon
WASHINGToN, NovEmBER 1 (REuTERS): President Barack Obama has ordered the National Security Agency to stop eavesdropping on the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank as part of a review of intelligence gathering activities, according to a U.S. official familiar with the matter. The order is the latest move by the White House to demonstrate that it is willing to curb at least some surveillance in the wake of leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden of programs that collect huge quantities of data on U.S. allies and adversaries, and American citizens. The NSA’s surveillance of the Washington-based IMF and World Bank has not previously been disclosed. Details of such spy programs are usually highly classified. In response to Reuters inquiries, a senior Obama administration official said, “The United States is not conducting electronic surveillance targeting the headquarters of the World Bank or IMF in Washington.” The Obama administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not address whether the NSA had eavesdropped on the two entities in the past. The first official said Obama had ordered a halt to such practices within the last few weeks, about the same time he instructed the NSA to curtail eavesdropping on the United Nations headquarters in New York. The IMF and the World Bank both declined to comment.
Representatives of the NSA and the Office of Director of National Intelligence had no immediate comment. Loch K. Johnson, a former congressional oversight aide who is now a professor of international relations at the University of Georgia, said Obama made the right decision by curbing eavesdropping on international organizations and friendly foreign leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “I think it’s a good idea to cut back on surveillance” of economic-related targets, Johnson said. “The enemy is terrorism and we should focus on that. We have to focus almost all of our resources on Al Qaeda and its affiliates,” he said. Paul Pillar, a former senior analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, said that U.S. policy makers have to weigh the value of collecting intelligence on an organization like the IMF against the risk it will become public. “In this instance the gain from that information is likely to be minimal,” Pillar said. “Sound analysis on international economic issues of concern to U.S. policymakers is apt to draw more from other sources of information, both secret and public, and from tapping relevant expertise both outside and inside government, than from eavesdropping on conversations at the IMF,” he added. It is no secret that U.S. spy agencies historically have collected and analyzed information related to economic affairs - in public briefings to Congress, top intelligence of-
ficials have discussed assessments of economic issues. But a former senior U.S. intelligence official said that the Obama Administration had put greater emphasis and resources than predecessors into collecting and assessing economic information. In February 2009, shortly after Obama entered the White House, the Central Intelligence Agency began producing a new “Economic Intelligence Brief” for him to review along with the regular President’s Daily Brief on international security and threats. Leon Panetta, Obama’s first CIA director, said at the time the change was aimed at understanding the implications of the global economic crisis, and that the agency was considering hiring more economic analysts. The former U.S. intelligence official noted that insider detail on economic policy developments - for example, financial crises affecting the economies of European countries such as Greece, Italy and Spain, and the stability of the Euro - is the type of critical information U.S. policymakers welcome. The desire by U.S. policymakers for such information could help explain why NSA collected information on foreign leaders such as Merkel. Her cellphone number was listed in a NSA targeting document, which German media outlets apparently obtained from Snowden’s cache. U.S. officials have now indicated that much NSA eavesdropping on Merkel and other allied leaders is likely to be curtailed if not halted.
Sandut Ruit, who helped pioneer the technique, oversaw nearly 1,300 operations at two massive eye camps in 10 days in October, with dozens of local ophthalmologists looking on and helping. Despite improvements over the last two decades, the vast majority still use a microincision surgical technique that requires two sutures. Doctors were confident the nostitch procedure — cheap, easy to learn and taking as little as five minutes — would catch on quickly. “This is a turning point in our cataract history,” said Dr. Tin Win, the chief of Yangon Eye Hospital. He said his goal is to have all 60 eye centers in the nation of 60 million using the procedure by the end of next year. He says he will pass on the information to all doctors, together with training manuals and videos, at a nationwide eye conference in early November. “If we succeed, we can double our
cataract surgical rate,” he said. “We can start getting rid of our cataract backlog.” Several organizations focused on preventing blindness have focused on Myanmar as a country in particular need of help. A 2005 survey conducted by the South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology in the rural Meiktila district of central Myanmar found that 8.1 percent of the population there was blind. Ruit, who travels throughout the developing world holding free mass eye camps, was working in Myanmar for the first time. He and his team were initially scheduled to perform 1,000 surgeries, but added nearly 300 patients due to the overwhelming response by potential candidates. After the operation, some patients expressed hope they would be able to work again. Others were eager to see the faces of their children and grandchildren.
DuBAI, NovEmBER 1 (AFP): Israel has hit a Syrian air base in the northern province of Latakia, targeting a shipment of surfaceto-surface missiles destined for Lebanon’s Shiite movement Hezbollah, AlArabiya television reported Thursday. A US official confirmed to AFP that “there was an Israeli strike” but gave no detail on the location or the target. “Historically targets have been missiles transferred to Hezbollah,” allied with Syrian President Bashar alAssad, the official said. Citing unnamed “exclusive sources” Dubai-based pan-Arab Al-Arabiya said on its website: “Israel was behind a series of explosions that rocked a Syrian air base in the northern Latakia province.” “The bombing targeted a shipment of surface-to-air missiles
“Historically targets have been missiles transferred to Hezbollah”
Obama halted NSA spying on IMF and World Bank
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news website Ynet quoted Lebanon’s MTV, which it said cited unnamed sources in Jerusalem as saying Turkey was behind the Latakia attack, in revenge for the recent shooting down
Saturday 2 November 2013
Rose lifts Bulls over Knicks in home opener
Royal Club Kohima members along with family members on the Raising Day of the Club which also coincided with the club’s 25th annirversary in Kohima Local Ground on November 1. Royal Club, Kohima members Shurho-o Solo, K.Kire, Dr. Nicky Kire, Sezo and Vituohu Rame urged upon the club members to re-dedicated themselves for the service of the people and also called upon the members, especially the younger lot to continue to give their best in uplifting the club to higher levels in all fields.
Nagaland Prisons Department Sports cum Duty Meet held
A match in action during the first Nagaland Prisons Department Sports cum Duty Meet held.
DImAPUr, NOvember 1 (mexN): The 1st Nagaland Prisons Department Sports cum Duty Meet 2013 was held at Police Complex, Chumukedima from 26 to 20 October with L. Thechamo Lotha, IPS, Director General of Prisons, Home Guards and Civil Defense as Chief Guest in the Opening Ceremony and Closing Function. A press note informed that the Chief Guest emphasized on the custodial staff to play with a game spirit and suggested that the Meet be made a yearly event. There were 12 (twelve) teams/units, comprising of 11 Jails and Prisons HQs Kohima participating in 7(seven) events - Volleyball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Air Rifle Shooting, Carrom, Debate and Essay Writing with total number of 202 participants. District Jail, Mokokchung team
emerged as the overall Champion of the 1st Nagaland Prison Department Sports cum Duty Meet 2013 and the Best Disciplined Team was begged by District Jail, Kohima. The Chief Guest gave away the prizes consisting of Certificates and Medals for individual winners and Running Trophy for the teams. The organizing Committee and the Prisons Department expressed sincere and profound gratitude to the Police Department, especially to Tia Wabang, Sports Officer NAPTC and Akho Angami , Inspector, NAPTC for their valuable support and endless effort in making the Meet a very successful and memorable event. The Department also expressed gratitude and acknowledged one and all, the contribution rendered for the success of the Meet.
Winners of the various events:
- Champion - District jail, tuensang. -Runners up - Sub-Jail, Phek. Men’s singles Champion -Runners Up -Doubles Champion -Runners Up -Mix Doubles Champion -Runners Up
-Men’s singles Champion -Runners Up -Mens Doubles Champion -Runners Up -Mix Doubles Champion -Runners Up
-Mens singles Champion -Runners Up -Mens Doubles Champion - Runners Up -Mix Doubles Champion -Runners Up
Air Rifle Shooting- Champion - Runners Up essay WritingDebate-
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Champion -Runners Up Champion -Runners Up
– sub-Jail, Phek - Sub-Jail, Peren. - Sub-Jail, Phek. - Prisons HQ, Kohima. - Sub-Jail, Phek - Sub-Jail, Peren.
- District Jail, Mokokchung - Sub-Jail, Dimapur – Distirct Jail, Mokokchung - District Jail, Kohima. - District Jail, Mokokchung - Prisons HQ, Kohima. - Prisons hQ, Kohima. - District jail, Mokokchung - Sub-Jail, Peren - District Jail, Mokokchung - Central Jail, Dimapur - Prisons HQ, Kohima.
- Sub-Jail, Peren - Sub-Jail, Kiphire.
- Central Jail Dimapur - Sub-Jail, Dimapur.
- Prisons hQ, Kohima. - Sub-Jail, Dimapur.
CHICAGO, NOvember 1 (AP): Forget about the neck stiffness that almost postponed Derrick Rose's homecoming. Forget about all those missed shots, too. Rose made the only play that mattered Thursday night, and it was just like old times for the Chicago Bulls. Rose connected on a baseline floater with 5.7 seconds left to lift Chicago to an 82-81 victory over the New York Knicks in his first home game since he injured his left knee 18 months ago. "That's what builds your résumé," Rose said. "Leaves a mark on your legacy." The 2011 NBA MVP had 18 points on 7-of-23 shooting and committed four turnovers. But there was no doubt who was getting the ball after Tyson Chandler went 1-for-2 at the line to give New York an 81-80 lead with 10.8 seconds remaining. Rose, who was a game-time decision for Chicago's home opener due to an achy neck, got the ball on the wing, drove to the baseline and lofted a well-placed floater over the 7-foot Chandler and Raymond Felton for the goahead basket, drawing a standing ovation from the delirious crowd of 22,022. "I was right there. He just made a big-time play," Chandler said. "I don't know if he saw the basket to be honest with you." New York had one last chance but Carmelo Anthony missed a long jumper. Anthony then stood with his hands on his hips as the Bulls celebrated. "I got the look I wanted," Anthony said. Chicago had just two field goals in the final period -- both by Rose -- and committed six turnovers in the last 12 minutes. But it still managed to equal a franchise record with its sixth consecutive win in home openers. Luol Deng
had 17 points and Carlos Boozer finished with 14 as the Bulls beat the Knicks for the sixth straight time. "It's tough when you go into a game and you don't know who you have," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "That's all part of it. It's the start of the season. As long as we are putting everything into each and every day and strive for improvement, it will work out." New York coach Mike Woodson opted for a bigger look against Chicago, inserting 7-foot Andrea Bargnani into the starting lineup and using guard Pablo Prigioni as a reserve. But the Bulls still enjoyed a 46-24 advantage in points in the paint and a 48-42 rebounding edge, led by Joakim Noah's 15 boards. "We competed tonight. It says a lot for our club," Woodson said. "Now I just need to do a better job getting us through down the stretch." Amar'e Stoudemire made his season debut for the Knicks and had five points in 11 minutes. The power forward, who turns 31 on Nov. 16, is coming off minor knee surgery over the summer and looked as if the years of health problems had robbed him of much of his athleticism. "Very pleased with how I felt tonight, as far as my body," he said. "Just going to continue to keep building and keep getting better." New York trailed 76-66 with 7:53 remaining, but rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. made a 3-pointer to spark a 12-0 run for the Knicks. Felton connected from long range, Iman Shumpert had a dunk and Anthony closed out the spurt with a turnaround jumper that put New York in front with 4:10 remaining. The last part of the game mostly consisted of turnovers and missed shots, but Chicago managed
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, center, drives to the basket between New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, left, and center Tyson Chandler during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. The Bulls won 82-81. (AP Photo)
to survive behind Rose. "He showed a lot of toughness," Thibodeau said. "It was a struggle early on in the game. He found his way at the start of the third, that got him a little lift." Jimmy Butler finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago, which lost 107-95 at NBA champion Miami in its season opener on Tuesday night. Anthony led New York
with 22 points on 8-of-24 shooting. Chandler had 19 rebounds, but the Knicks were unable to open the season with consecutive victories on consecutive nights. They were coming off a 90-83 victory against Milwaukee on Wednesday. Wearing strips of black tape on either side of his achy neck, Rose received a thunderous ovation from
the sellout crowd when he was the last player introduced during the pregame festivities. He showed no outward emotion as he ran out of the tunnel with fans waving glowing red sticks in celebration of the return of the Chicago native. After Rose got on the court, chants of "M-V-P! MV-P!" rang out from the seats at the United Center.
PHeK, NOvember 1 (mexN): Bishop Abraham Memorial School, Phek, Annual Games & Sports week was held from October 29 to November 1 with Chinese Rhakho, Deputy Commandant, 5th NAP, Phek as the Chief Guest. A press note informed that the Inaugural day programme began with the prayer led by Valerian and welcome address by Rev. Fr. Antony R. Dukru, the Principal of the school. The Chief Guest in his Inaugural speech called upon the students to “Know Thyself” quoting Players at the Bishop Abraham Memorial School, Phek annual games & sports week which Socrates. He added that to was conducted from October 29 to November 1.
know oneself, a platform is being given in the form of Games and Sports to channelize hidden talents. He challenged the students to be sincere and do their utmost best and excel whether be it sports or in studies. Some of the highlights of the programme included Aerobics, Choreography and melodious songs from the School Choir and Wetsote. The climax of the last sports day was a friendly football match between the staff and the first batch, matric passed out students. Blue House was declared as the overall champions.
Bishop abraham Memorial school annual games & sports week
‘TheRe will Be no easing up afTeR TiTle win’ AbU DHAbI, NOvember 1 (AP): World champion Sebastian Vettel scoffed at suggestions that he has nothing to gain from the last three races of the season and is intent on a seventh straight win at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Vettel clinched the Formula One title at the Indian GP to become the youngest ever four-time champion, then allowed himself a few drinks on Sunday before focusing on this this weekend's race in Abu Dhabi — where he won the inaugural race in 2009 and sealed his first title a year later. "It was a great feeling. We had a little bit of fun in the hotel bar," Vettel said Thursday. "It was good to sober up after India and get ready for here." The 26-year-old Vettel's level of perfection means he will be highly demanding of himself. "We don't approach the weekend as if there is nothing to gain," Vettel said. "We love what we are doing and enjoy the challenge and that is why there is not even a question about why we are here and what we have
to do. We want to race the others as hard as possible." Red Bull has also secured the constructors' championship, and has a huge lead of 157 points over Mercedes, although that makes little difference to Vettel's mindset. "I need the team and the team needs (teammate) Mark (Webber) and myself to push the car to the limit," he said. Behind Vettel and Red Bull, the fight for second is set to intensify. Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has 207 points and holds a 24-point lead over Kimi Raikkonen in third place. "We need to be realistic, knowing that we didn't have the chance this year to fight for the championship," Alonso said. "In the beginning of the year we were a little bit closer but then we were not quick enough. We are fighting now for other targets." British driver Lewis Hamilton seems too far back with 169 points in fourth, but is vital to Mercedes' bid to finish second in the constructors' race. Mercedes, with 313
points, and Ferrari, with 309, are close while Lotus is a little further back with 285. As has been the custom at most races in recent weeks, Alonso was asked whether he is still happy at Ferrari. Tensions between him and management surfaced following the Hungarian GP at the end of July. "It's fantastic, obviously every weekend I repeat the same thing. So, I guess (at the U.S. GP) in Austin the first question in the press conference will be 'How is my relationship with the team,'" Alonso said. "It was perfect, it's perfect and it will be perfect." Hamilton won the Hungarian GP to suddenly emerge as Vettel's main challenger, but his bid for a second F1 title has completely faded. While Vettel has won all six races since the midseason break, Hamilton has managed only one thirdplace finish. "They (Red Bull) have just raised the bar and everyone else needs to just work harder," Hamilton said. "There are always
lots of areas that can be improved on for me and the team and we don't want to carry any of the negatives into next year." The 2014 regulations will set the sport's engineers the challenge of completing races on a reduced fuel load. To do so, teams will switch from naturally aspirated 2.4 liter V8 engines to 1.6 liter V6 turbocharged hybrid Power Units. To achieve power outputs comparable to current levels will require a 30 percent increase in energy efficiency. "It is more of a level starting ground for everyone and you can either get it right or wrong and hopefully we can come down on the right side," Hamilton said. The Abu Dhabi GP starts in daylight and ends under floodlights, with track temperature dropping as twilight approaches. The 5.55-kilometer (3.45-mile) Yas Marina Circuit features two DRS zones which are situated on the two long back straights, and teams are expected to adopt a two-stop strategy.
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the second free practice at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Nov. 1. Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the second practice session. The Emirates Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo)
The partying can wait for determined Vettel
AbU DHAbI, NOvember 1 (reUters): James Hunt would doubtless have done it differently but Sebastian Vettel's idea of bliss after winning the Formula One championship for the fourth year in a row was a few quiet days at home. The partying can wait for Red Bull's 26-year-old German, the sport's youngest quadruple champion, who still has unfinished business this season with three races yet to be won. "We want to race, race the others as hard as possible," he told reporters at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix where he is chasing a seventh successive win to equal compatriot Michael
Schumacher's 2004 seven in a row. "If we have a chance, we want to win." No other driver in the modern era has won seven times consecutively, with Italian Alberto Ascari setting the record of nine in 1952/53. Vettel had little time to celebrate his success in India last Sunday, with team members having to dismantle cars and equipment before some of them took early flights the next day. On Sunday, after hours of media activity, Vettel stayed on to help mechanics pack up and then indulged in a few 'Jaegerbombs' in the hotel bar with those team mates who happened to
be there. The next day he flew home to Switzerland. "Obviously, there's not a lot of time between the race in India and the race here, so the team is very busy," said Vettel. "So we couldn't go completely mad, but I had a time on Sunday night and then I had two days at home before coming here, again fairly quiet, not very spectacular. I just enjoyed the peace at home. "I had some time for myself, back with my girlfriend as well." Team principal Christian Horner said a bigger celebration was planned for the whole team after next month's final race of the season in Brazil.
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Young artists performing at a high school musical titled “Nelly-The Musical” at Town Baptist Church in Dimapur, on Friday. The musical based on ‘The Memoirs of Nehemiah’ (500 B.C. in the Kingdom of Persia), was coupled with modern high school song and dance. (Caisii Mao Photo)
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chury, Rengma, Rongmai, Sangtam, Sema, Thangkhul, Yimchunger, Zeliang. This Food Fest will be graced and inaugurated by S. Chuba Longkumer, MLA, Vice Chairman Nagaland State Agricultural Marketing Board, Government of Nagaland. A collaboration of popular voting and professional judges’ score will determine the winner of the competition. Voting cards will be provided to the public and the
Food Contest Judges Profile:
scores will be added to the Judges points. The winner of this completion along with cash prize will have the privilege of obtaining a reserved stall at the upcoming Hornbill Festival. So, come savour and treat your gastronomic curiosity to an exciting event of food, fun and celebration of culture where your palate matters and vote for your favourite.
Chenti Phom (Chief Judge): Executive Chef of the Naithu Group of Hotel since November 2010. His area of expertise is in Food of Production, Western Cuisine and BakhaCh PATTON ery. Prior to his arrival to Niathu, he was one of the senior chefs of the Oberoi Group of Hotels where he oversaw the catering in Trident Oberoi Gurgaon, and The Oberoi It’s magical, powerful and awesome. NaGurgaon Delhi NCR as Chef De partie`. gas and their love for music are but a tapShangreiwon Multhou (Judge Member): Proprietor of Exotic School of Cooking, estry. It is inherent to both the old and (Left to Right) intense. ChentiI still Phom (Chief Judge), Shangreiwon Multhou, Joel Bathe alyoung. It is inexplicably Half Nagarjan in Dimapur. Her expertise lies in Baking and Desserts which has sumatari, Elizabeth Semp and Vika Swu. remember one fine morning the guitar lowed her to travel and work all over the world with some of the most prestigious Ren 2008 Merry -telling his music Feb 2009, ThestuWashington Mayfair, London, Oct 2007 – Jan 2008 and The hotels and institutions. Her work experiences are: Executive Chef, Air Chef Pvt.maestro, Ltd, ary dents at Patkai Christian College about the Mumbai, India, May 2006 – Oct 2006. Guwahati Airport, 2006 to 2008, Grade Manager and Sushi Bar, USA, Taj LandsNagas EndloveOberoi for music and its prospects. Semp (Judge A homemaker with a degree in MA (English) and Mumbai, India, 2005-2006, ITC Marriot Delhi, India. 2003-2004. In his Elizabeth words. “I find that Nagas areMember): inwho has also dabbled in catering for events. In all Joel Basumatari (Judge Member): Proprietor of Smokey Joe’s, a first of its kind passion credibly talented in whatever they do. for But cooking as of nowand I cangardening assure you that, we are to with theas rest of the her cooking well as world. catering, she believes in using organic produce and is passionrestaurant in Nagaland where one can savour and taste a collection of aiffusion ofcomplete through our music”. wasabout circa 1994. Almost 20 years promoting indigenous food. continental cuisine with a twist of Naga organic produce andIts’ingredients. He didThatate down the line he has not been proven wrong. Vika Swu (Judge Member): A graduate and did her Diploma in Tourism & Ticketing. his hotel management from International Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata Naga musician have taken their passion for music all Shegreat is also a home-Some maker and a food enthusiast and her expertise lie in home décor. and also from Thames Valley University. Some of his work experiences are:- and Chefhave Demade across the world impressions. menalso shares same passion in organic gardening and food produce as all of the Partie at Crowne Plaza London Heathrow, London, April 2011, Commis Chef, Admiral tion can be made about theShe indomitable spiritthe of the Abiogenesis,London, Divine Connection, Naga, Meruno, Nagarest of theNeise judges. Group Recruitment Agency, London, The Regent Park Hotel Marriot, Febru- Alobo
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he Ao Students’ Union Diphupar (ASUD) is pleased to host a fest to celebrate and promote the vibrant food culture of the Nagas. Altogether 16 different Naga tribes will be participating in a 2 day Food Festival in which each tribe will compete to showcase their cuisine specialities and also Naga classics. The participating tribes are Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang , Kachari, Konyak, Kuki, Lotha, Mao, Phom, Po-
rlando Bloom said his two-year-old son would be the top priority as he opened up for the first time about his split from supermodel wife Miranda Kerr in an interview with chat show host Katie Couric. The 36-year-old Pirates Of The Caribbean star told Katie in an interview airing on Friday that he and 30-year-old Miranda would put their two-year-old son Flynn first. Katie somberly brought up the split by acknowledging that Orlando was going through an ‘emotionally difficult time’ after announcing the end of marriage last week and asked how he was doing. Orlando made a sad face toward the audience that drew some giggles and thanked Katie for the question. ‘We love each other. We’re a family. We’re going to be in each others lives for the rest of our lives,’ Orlando said. ‘There’s no question, for the sake of our son and everything else, we’re going to support one another and love each other as parents to Flynn,’ the British actor said. ‘Life sometimes doesn’t work out exactly as we plan or hope for, but fortunately we’re adults. I’m 36 now, she’s 30 and we’re professionals and we love and care about each other and we most of all love our son,’ he added. Orlando also talked to Katie about his starring role as a star-crossed lover in the Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet. The couple earlier this month announced they had split after three years of marriage and had been amicably separated for the past few months. Orlando and Miranda began dating in July 2007 and secretly tied the knot three years later just one month after announcing their engagement. Miranda gave birth to their son Flynn in January 2011. Orlando and Miranda made their final public appearance together on September 19 at the opening night of his Broadway play. Orland has been playing Romeo opposite Condola Rashad as his leading lady.
land Chamber Choir and the new teenage sensation the Polar Lights. Talk about Goa and Jamaica and you think of music and n order to bring cultural harmony and unity among the Naga communities. The uccinctly, the literary good times. So, Naga ‘musicos’. You have taken Nagaland to group presents the youths a platform, where they can choral contest aims to promote and preserve the rich traditional folk music the time you bring showcase their immense potentials in the field of art and literature. Through the world. Now, itof is about the world to Nagaland and let them Sumi feel our love and passion for good music. they can instill confidence among themselves and also Nagas. Chakesang Baptist Church Diphupar, Lotha Baptist Church Diphupar, their participation, Nagaland here we Bible come. Tis the land of music and festivities. Baptist Church Diphupar, Thangkhul Baptist Church Diphupar, Discipleship encourage the young generation to try and eradicate the traditional vestiges in the
College, Servanthood Bible College, Withee Bible College are the Choral competitors.
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society of being mostly in their comfort zones. Keeping this in context, the Literary Committee brings forth an art competition in the form of collage making, where the youths can pour out their creativity and also an extempore competition where it allow the youths to present themselves in the field of effective/persuasive speaking. The participation for this competition ranges from the high schools to the colleges.
(Left to Right ) Aroko Nagi (chief judge), Hojevi Kappo, Benlanthug Yanthan
Choral Judges Profile
Aroko Nagi (Chief Judge): He has had no formal music training but his love and passion for music drove him towards choral singing. While studying for his graduation at Patkai Christian College, he became an active member of the chorale and the Ensemble of Praise. Today he attributes the musical knowledge that he has attained upon Kughaho Chishi, Nise Meruno and LipokmarTzudir. Hojevi Kappo (Judge Member): He is the founder and leader of Nagagenous Folk and Gospel team. A recipient of Governor Award in the field of Music and Arts. He is presently serving as Music Promoter in WSBAK. N. Benlanthung Yanthan (Judge Member): The son of a composer and a singer. He worked with Mrs. Chan (Trinity Theological College, Music Leader) for 8 years and till now has released two English albums. He is now serving as Assistant Youth Director cum Choir Conductor at Lotha Baptist Church Dimapur, Nagaland.
(Left to Right): Repatemjen (chief referee), Ari Longkumer, C. Yanger Longchar, R. Lima Longkumer
his tournament is organized in order to encourage and to boost our sportsmanship in the field of volleyball and to provide them a platform where one can present themselves their skills and talents.
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Repatemjen (Chief Referee): Junior State Volleyball Coach and Member of Dimapur District Volleyball Referee Association Ari Longchar: Member of Dimapur District Volleyball Referee Association C. Yanger Longchar: Member of Dimapur District Volleyball Referee Association R. Lima Longkumer: Member of Dimapur District Volleyball Referee Association.
TOP: Ballet Students of hCe performing during the annual event. BOTTOM: hope Centre of excellence Symphony Orchestra performing during the school annual Event. It is one of the first Orchestra in Nagaland. PhOTOGRaPhS By BeTOKA SWu
(Left to Right): Dr.Atsung Aier (chief judge), Azono Khatso, Lansothung Yanthan
Literary Contest Judges Profile:
Dr. Atsung Aier (Chief Judge): MBBS, MPH, DTM&H • Work experience in Nepal with medical mission, community health and development projects for fifteen years in partnership with Baptist world Aid Australia. • Now Head of Department, Community Health CIHSR (Referral Hospital) Dimapur. Lansothung Yanthan (Judge): BA (English Honors), Post Graduate Diploma in 3D Animation Advanced Cinematic. He is Currently working at Naga Headhunters i was born with Music insideand me... Entertainment, specialising in Pencil Portraits, Character Designs and 3D animation. a young boy of eight months playing Azono Khatso (Judge): She currently teaches at ICFAI University Nagaland. A Sewith his instruments. nior Lecturer and has over 16 years of teaching experience both at the graduate and PhOTO By - VeVOZO VeRO PhOTOGRaPhS By MiReuyi under graduate level. Presently, she is the HoD of the Department of English atHeRie ICFAI University Nagaland.
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Bangalore, novemBer 1 (IanS): While Karnataka celebrated Rajyotsava Day, the anniversary of its formation, cricket fans here were hoping for an advance Diwali gift by way of India clinching the oneday series against Australia by winning the seventh and concluding match here Saturday. The seven-match series between the top two ODI teams is evenly poised at 2-2 with the game at Ranchi abandoned due to rains that also washed out the next match at Cuttack. Indications are that Saturday’s game could be another high-scoring affair with India, enjoying all the advantages of playing at home and a clutch of talented young batsmen, starting out as favourites while the visitors will be without their bowling spearhead Mitchell Johnson who flew home Thursday to prepare for the forthcoming Ashes series. The four other games saw totals in excess of 300 that accurately reflected the dominance of bat over ball with the bowlers, courtesy the new fielding restrictions and flat pitches, being taken to the cleaners. The fact that bowlers have taken only 52 wickets in nine completed innings reflects the pasting they have received with a total of 2,889 runs being scored.
In the event, the batsmen of both teams have revelled in the helpful conditions and there is little reason to believe that it would be anything different here on the morrow on the traditionally batsman-friendly pitch at the Mangalam Chinnaswamy Stadium here. Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, despite the big series-levelling win at Nagpur a couple of days back, lamented the plight of the bowlers who
have less cover in the deep due to the five-fielders-inthe-ring rule that came into effect this season. So much so that among the biggest casualty among the bowlers has been Indian pacer Ishant Sharma who was dropped after the third game as by then he had conceded 189 runs in just 24 overs while picking up just two wickets. In contrast, the other seamer, Vinay Kumar who might well get to play on
his home turf here, has been the pick of the Indian bowlers with seven wickets, though he was omitted for the Nagpur outing as Dhoni opted for a third spinner in Amit Mishra. Thus, while bowling has been a big chink in the Indian armour, so has been the middle-order where neither Suresh Raina nor Yuvraj Singh has fired, scoring just 72 and seven runs, respectively, from five visits to the crease. Their failures
though have not drastically impacted India’s batting with the top-order batsmen Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in top form while Dhoni himself has marked his presence with a century. Kohli, in particular, has been in sublime touch with scores of 61, 100 not out, 68 and 115 not out in his four outings while Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have virtually cemented their roles as openers. The Aussie batting is not far behind with Dhoni’s counterpart George Bailey -- whose roots can be traced to Sri Lanka -- enjoying in his debut series as captain a great series with the bat with scores of 85, 92 not out, 43, 98 and 156 while the likes of openers Aaron Finch and Phil Hughes and all-rounder Shane Watson have chipped in at various times. In the bowling department, the Aussies too have suffered as much, though Johnson, with seven wickets in the bag, has always threatened with his pace in excess of 150kmph and bounce. However, his absence Saturday could be to India’s advantage. It is to be expected that both teams would give the pitch a closer look than usual, for the bowling combination could well hold Japan's Kanako Murakami performs in the ladies short program at the Cup of China ISU 2013 Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Beijing Friday, Nov. 1. (AP Photo) the key to the outcome.
Royal Gold Cup 2013 from today DKSU football-volleyball trophy
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The 22nd edition of the Royal Gold Cup 2013 under the aegis of Royal Club Kohima will start from November 2 at the Kohima Local Ground from 1:30 PM onwards. The inaugural match will be played between HQ IGAR (N) and Dimapur District Sports Association. Khriehu Liezietsu, advisor New & Renewable Energy and chairman Music Task Force and chairman Kohima DPDB will grace the inaugural function as chief guest. Organizing Committee Convenor K. Kire will give a brief account of the Royal Gold Cup. Altogether, 9 teams from Assam, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland will vie for the coveted title. The 22nd edition of the Royal Gold Cup is a part of the yearlong celebration of the silver jubilee of the Royal Club Kohima. The tournament will conclude on November 11.
1988- Embassy Club Kohima 1989- Embassy Club Kohima 1990- Embassy Club Kohima 1991- PHE Mizoram 1992- Nagaland Police 1993- Nagaland Police 1994- Manipur Police SC 1995- Nagaland Police 1996- Boys Club, Gangtok 1997 (Tournament not held) 1998- Manipur XI 1999- Nagaland Police 2000- Mizoram Police 2001- Punjab Police 2002- Assam Regimental Centre 2003- Nagaland Police 2004- Nagaland Police 2005- Nagaland Police 2006/07/08 (Tournament not held) 2009- Dimapur District 2010- TTFC Mizoram 2011- Mizo Youth Team 2012- TTFC Mizoram
Participating teams of the trophy at State Stadium on Friday. (Morung Photo)
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nited Redskins go into the match on Saturday. Barak are in terrific form and seeking for a positive result after another three-pointer will galvanise the another loss on Wednesday against team’s confidence ahead of a potential tiVeda. They need to reinvent themselves tle push. With Wednesday’s victory Barak and start delivering assured performanc- leapfrogged both Dimapur United and Koes during the final phase of the league. hima Komets to second place and they are Sangpang also come into the game after now 7 points behind leaders Veda. Zonipang were held to a draw at home a defeat at the hands of pace-setters Veda. Wednesday presents an opportunity to by Dynamic on Wednesday and they will bounce back from that loss when they look for an improvement when they take face a struggling United Redskins side. the field on Saturday. The home advantage This should be a well contested game for will be an important factor for Zonipang both teams on the lookout for a confidence when they host one of the title contenders boosting victory. SatUrdaY, NOveMBer 2, 2013 Naga Tornadoes clash with league leaders Veda The match in Kohima between Doyang FC and Dimapur at the weekend in Dimapur. United has been rescheduled due to the coinciding Royal Naga Tornadoes had a good Cup fixtures. outing on Wednesday after dIMaPUr, ddSC StadIUM a convincing victory over United Redskins FC vs Sangpang FC Kick-off: 9 am Doyang. Saturday’s encoun- FC Naga Tornadoes vs Veda FC Kick-off: 11 am ter against the table-top- Dynamic FC vs Barak FC Kick-off: 1 pm pers will be a crucial game and they will be motivated MOKOKChUNG, IMKONGMereN SPOrtS COMPlex Kick-off: 12 noon to put one over the leaders Zonipang SA vs Kohima Komets and reduce the deficit at the top. Veda will approach the game with a Kohima Komets. They have the ability to spring in their step after another gallop- oust any team and can be a real handful ing victory on Wednesday. They extended especially at home. A tricky away fixture their lead to 7 points after their nearest ri- awaits Kohima Komets at the weekend vals played out a tame draw last Matchday. when they make the trip to Mokokchung. A tough encounter with in-form Barak Kohima Komets dropped points in their looms on Saturday for Dynamic. Dynam- last game and they now trail the leaders ic will be riding high on confidence after by 8 points. KK have a crucial game in hand getting a point away against Zonipang on against their title rivals and they will be Wednesday. They need to build on that wary of any more slip-ups in their pursuit good performance and hope for a similar for a maiden NPL title. By NPL Pundits performance in front of the home crowd
DImaPUr, novemBer 1 (mexn): The 19th Lt. Nyamo Lotha & Lt. Daniel Lotha memorial football running trophy and 4th Tokhu Emong Volleyball Trophy 2013 was inaugurated on Friday at State Stadium, Dimapur with SDO (Agri) Tizit, Remphamo Lotha as the chief guest. The chief guest said it
was a time for the people to remember the good works done by the two deceased leaders and emulate their simplicity, generosity and hardworking nature. He maintained that many people were enjoying today due to the good works done by the two leaders. The speaker also encouraged the par-
ticipants to remain physically fit as it was one of the most important criteria to be successful in life especially in the area of sports. Tsenthungo, family member of Lt. Nyamo Lotha also spoke at the function. During the programme, Kids for Fame 2013 contestant, Mhabeni Shitiri presented special number.
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