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The Morung Express
Dimapur VOL. VIII ISSUE 181
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By Sandemo Ngullie
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NSF emergency Prez council meeting—July 5 DIMAPUR, JULY 3 (MExN): An emergency presidential council meeting of the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) will be held on 5th of July, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the Conference Hall, Naga Club Building, Kohima. Therefore all concerned are requested to attend the same without fail. This was informed in a press note issued by Tongpang Ozukum, President and Esther Rhakho, General Secretary.
With eye on elections, Food Security is cleared as ordinance
NEw DELhI, JULY 3 (AGENCIES): The government has launched a Rs. 1.25 lakh crore welfare scheme on Wednesday to give cheap food to nearly 70 per cent of the population, a scheme that’s been planned as a centre-piece of the ruling Congress party’s plan to win a third term in power. More details in p8
NSF concerned over delay of BA results
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DIMAPUR, JULY 3 (MExN): The Naga Students Federation has expressed serious concern over the delay in the declaration of BA results and over the issuing of mark sheets to B.Com and B.Sc students. It has also acknowledged the initiative taken by the All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) demanding immediate declaration of Bachelor of Arts (BA) results. The NSF further urged upon the NU authority to expedite the process of preparing the mark sheets, so as to issue the same within the stipulated period of time as demanded by the ANCSU. The NSF also informed of assurances from the Vice Chancellor and the Controller of Examinations of Nagaland University that the BA results would be declared either on July 3 or 4. A press note from the NSF Education Secretary, Bangdi Chawang and its Games and Sports Secretary, Sikho Thou informed that this was assured when NSF officials called on the aforementioned officials in regard to this issue. Continued on page 3
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Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, center, enters his plane at Vienna’s Schwechat airport, Wednesday, July 3, 2013. The plane of Morales was rerouted to Austria after various European countries refused to let it cross their airspace because of suspicions that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was on board, Bolivian officials said Tuesday. Officials in both Austria and Bolivia said that Snowden was not on the plane, which was taking Morales home from a summit in Russia, where he had suggested that his government would be willing to consider granting asylum to the American. (AP Photo)
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‘De-recognize Rongmei tribe’ APO opposed to recognition of tribes from outside Nagaland, writes to CM
DIMAPUR, JULY 3 (MExN): In a significant statement, the Angami Public Organization (APO) has submitted a representation to Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio “to issue necessary directions to de- recognize the Rongmei Community as a recognized Indigenous Inhabitant Naga tribe of Nagaland and also to put an end to the move to recognize Mao Community as an Indigenous Inhabitant Tribe of Nagaland State for the sake of justice, Naga unity, integration and simultaneously to protect the welfare of the public of Nagaland”. The APO has written to the Chief Minister of Nagaland pointing out that it has “serious reservation on the issue of recognition of other tribes apart from the Naga tribes of
Nagaland State as indigenous inhabitant of Nagaland”. This was stated in a lengthy letter to the CM based on the decision taken during the APO Executive meeting held on April 29, 2013. “The APO is of the view that once the door is open for recognition of other Naga Tribes of other states or country, such as Rongmeis, etc. then the door of recognition for other Naga Tribes, not recognized by the Govt. of Nagaland, such as Maos, Poumais, Tangkhuls, Hemis, etc. will be opened”, stated the APO. Thereafter, there can-
not be any stopping of recognition of other Naga tribes outside Nagaland, as their denial will amount to discrimination, the letter stated while adding that “if the door is open there is reason for apprehension that Nagas of Nagaland may be overwhelmed and stampeded as has happened in the last recruitment of Graduate Teachers of 2012 in Peren District of Nagaland as a consequence of recognition accorded to the Rongmei tribe by the State Government”. As such, the APO earnestly requested the State
Government to stand firmly on its Notification dated 28th April, 1977, in the interest of peace, justice, Naga unity and Naga integration. The APO letter to the CM was issued by Keneingunyu Sekhose, President and a copy of the representation was also send to the Addl. Chief Secretary & Commissioner & Convenor, Observation, & Recommendation Committee Recognition of Naga Tribes. Also, as per the letter, it was the considered opinion of the APO that “it would be the greatest mistake the Nagas will ever make for their future generations, if dual Indigenous Inhabitant Naga Tribal status is to be granted to some Naga Tribes residing in two or more states”. Continued on page 3
Red alert sounded in AYO clarifies on June 25 shooting Don’t create confusion on JULY 3 The AYO also said that it Keyho and its General SecAssam for heavy rain DIMAPUR, (MExN): The Angami was the desire of the organi- retary, Rokoketou Sechü Foothill road: Ao Senden
GUwAhAtI, JULY 3 (IANS): A red alert has been sounded in four districts of Assam following the Indian Meteorological Department’s (IMD) warning of likely heavy rainfall of 488 mm in the next threefour days. The four districts are Sonitpur, North Lakhimpur, Golaghat and Barpeta, a statement released by the Chief Minister’s Office here said Wednesday. The statement said Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi discussed the flood and ero-
sion problem with the minister for water resources and officials and directed them to take precautionary measures and move people living near the river banks to safer places in view of the heavy rainfall forecast by the IMD. Deputy Commissioners of the four districts have been asked to meet any exigency. Officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that about 200 villages have been affected by floods in nine districts.
Youth Organization has stated that its member, Kesosul Ltu “was not at all caught in factional crossfire.” It informed that the first bullet shot on the day was shot upon Kesosul Ltu at Lower PWD on June 25. The AYO said that it was in an “unprecedented incident” and that Amento Kiba of Asukhomi Village, “without any provocation fired at Ltu.” It further stated that the incident happened before the factional clash that ensued latter near Mezhür Higher Secondary School.
zation to amicably settle the issue over the June 25 incident at Kohima “through customary and traditional laws of the land.” However, it said that the “manner in which the Asukhomi Village Council had promptly responded to the initiatives of the AYO by way of washing its hands off is well comprehended, and the Council’s intention and stand particularly on crimes and unlawful acts is well understood.” In view of this, a press note from the AYO Vice President, Kekhrievolie
stated that the organization is “convinced that with this, the pending issue of the unprecedented firing at Kesosul Christopher Ltu is closed between the AYO and Asukhomi Village Council.” The AYO clarified that it is not against any government/organization/ tribe/person or individual, but that it is only voicing resentment against (the) person who perpetrates and unleashes crimes and violence, thereby disturbing the peace in the State capital.
LoNDoN, JULY 3 (REUtERS): Two men with HIV have been off AIDS drugs for several months after receiving stem-cell transplants for cancer that appear to have cleared the virus from their bodies, researchers reported today. Both patients, who were treated in Boston and had been on long-term drug therapy to control their HIV, received stemcell transplants after developing lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. Since the transplants, doctors have been unable to find any evidence of HIV
infection, Timothy Henrich of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston told an International AIDS Society conference in Kuala Lumpur. While it is too early to say for sure that the virus has disappeared from their bodies altogether, one patient has now been off antiretroviral drug treatment for 15 weeks and the other for seven weeks. Last July Henrich first reported that the two men had undetectable levels of HIV in their blood after their stem-cell treatment, but at that time they were still tak-
ing medicines to suppress HIV. Using stem-cell therapy is not seen as a viable option for widespread use, since it is extremely expensive, but the latest cases could open new avenues for fighting the disease, which infects about 34 million people worldwide. The latest cases resemble that of Timothy Ray Brown, known as “the Berlin patient”, who became the first person to be cured of HIV after receiving a bone marrow transplant for leukaemia in 2007. There are, however, important differences. While Brown’s doc-
tor used stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation, known as CCR5 delta 32, which renders people virtually resistant to HIV, the two Boston patients received cells without this mutation. “Dr. Henrich is charting new territory in HIV eradication research,” Kevin Robert Frost, chief executive officer of the Foundation for AIDS Research, which funded the study, said in a statement. Scientific advances since HIV was first discovered more than 30 years ago mean the virus is no
longer a death sentence and the latest antiretroviral AIDS drugs can control the virus for decades. But many people still do not get therapy early enough, prompting the World Health Organisation to call for faster roll-out of medicines after patients test positive. Indian generics companies are leading suppliers of HIV drugs to Africa and to many other poor countries. Major Western HIV drugmakers include Gilead Sciences, Johnson & Johnson and ViiV Healthcare, which is majorityowned by GlaxoSmithKline.
Stem-cell therapy wipes out HIV in two patients: report
Corrupt cop’s house is now school for mentally challenged kids PAtNA, JULY 3 (IANS): The Bihar government Wednesday opened a school for mentally challenged children in a house confiscated from former director general of police Narayan Mishra, convicted for amassing wealth through graft, an official said. The school, named “Chaman” (garden) is the first such in Bihar. “It is a unique school to impart education to mentally challenged children and it opened in the confiscated house of a top police officer,” a district official said. “More than 50 children will be enrolled in the school,” the official said. According to officials, the education imparted in the school will equip the children to lead as normal a life as possible, given their mental state. Last year, the state government had taken a decision to open the school in the house confiscated from Mishra. The 5,937 sq ft house in Rukunpura locality of the state capital was transferred to the social welfare department. A vigilance court in 2012 had
ordered the confiscation of the property, finding Mishra guilty of amassing wealth far in excess of known sources of income. It was the first time that a police officer who had been at the helm of the state’s police force was tried under the Bihar Special Court Act, 2009. Mishra had challenged the vigilance court’s order in the Patna High Court, but his petition was rejected. A vigilance case was lodged against Mishra in 2007 for amassing assets including property valued at Rs.1.40 crore in 1984. Mishra was suspended by the government four years ago. Till date, the Bihar government has confiscated the houses of an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, Shiv Shankar Verma, and a treasury clerk, Girish Kumar. Proceedings to confiscate properties of some more officials have been initiated. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar last year gave his nod for the prosecution of nearly two dozen officials.
MokokChUNG, JULY 3 (MExN): Making its stance clear on the foothill road connecting Dimapur to Tizit, the Ao Senden (apex organization of the Ao community) today asserted that the different organizations should not to create any confusion through press statements which the people have been witnessing for the past few weeks. “The Ao Senden demand is to have a motorable road connecting Dimapur to Tizit, since it has became imperative for the Naga people to have a foothill road because of the frequent bandhs in Assam,” said Dr Sangyu Yaden, the President of the Ao Senden in a telephonic conversation. However, the attention of the Ao Senden has been drawn in due to the press statements issued by different organizations in the local dailies demanding that the foothill road should pass through their areas. “No one can claim that the foothill road should pass through their village or their land. That is impossible,” asserted Dr Sangyu. He maintained that the demand of the Ao Senden is to construct a motorable road immediately as assured by
the Nagaland government in June this year. Nonetheless, a press release received here today from the Ao Senden, appended by its president Dr Sangyu Yaden and Asst General Secretary, M Temsu Jamir, strongly appealed the citizens of Nagaland to ‘abstain from giving press note and report in the media negating the decision of the Ao Senden’. “The demand of the Ao Senden’s Memorandum stand firm and committed as agreed by the Govt. of Nagaland on top priority basis for the benefit of the people,” the Ao Senden asserted while adding that the ‘present government is capable of implementing it (the written assurance by the government to AO Senden’s demand) as committed as per the demand and wishes of the people’. While appealing the people not to create any ‘confusion’ about the foothill road through the media, the Ao Senden cautioned “failure to comply with this publication/ declaration, the concern individual/organization would be solely held responsible during the discourse of any eventuality”.
one man’s dream keeps alive Nagamese film industry Morung Express feature Dimapur | July 3
At a time when Northeastern States are experiencing a surge of accolade and recognition for local films, Nagaland is still left far behind. The Nagamese film industry has never quite been taken seriously, both by the public and the state government. But that has not deterred the Nagamese film fraternity one bit. One among them is Ajay Kumar Mehara, who for twenty years has worked towards promoting the Nagamese film industry. Ajay lives in Dimapur with his wife, Narola Jamir and together they have a son and daughter. With a passion for film making and
Filmmaker Ajay Kumar Mehara. (Morung Photo)
ambition to integrate it to Naga society, Ajay has not given up despite years of being ridiculed. A director, producer, actor and cinematographer, he is considered as a pioneer of Nagamese film industry. In 1991, Ajay graduated
from the Dimapur Government College after which he trained in filmmaking at the Shankar Mahadevan Institute, Pune, Maharashtra, and later at Guwahati Rajiv Film Institute in Cinematography. He started his career in 1996 with his
first Nagamese film titled “badla lobo”. So far, his production house, “Pooja Film Production” located at half Nagarjan Dimapur has produced 23 movies; among them, three films in Poumai, Chang and Yimchunger tribal dialects. Currently he is also in the process of shooting three films in Assamese, Bengali and Nepali dialects. He will also soon be launching one of the biggest Nagamese film titled “Fight-Back”. Any Director, with so many movies under his belt, would be considered successful and definitely living comfortably. But Ajay shares that he does not benefit anything from his trade. Continued on page 3
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Dimapur, July 3 (mExN): The Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur N. Hushili Sema, IAS, has stated that the whole of North East region, especially Nagaland, is a treasure trove which is still not exposed as it should be. She commented that Naga people are inherently talented, even in the remotest villages of Nagaland. She was addressing a seminar and workshop on advocacy and knowledge, which was attended by weavers, artisans, entrepreneurs and other associated person today at Town Hall, Dimapur as the chief guest. She also stated that it is waiting to be explored and taken out of Nagaland for exposure. Bringing out the talents will not have only a positive effect on a particular artisan but the Sate as a whole as well. On the other hand, the DC Dimapur also felt that this should not be blamed at departments/ governments etc. The DC Dimapur also urged officials to realize that it is their duty to be encouraging. “We need to do more. I suggest we take up a policy of encouraging
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Dimapur, July 3 (mExN): The All Nagaland School Teachers’ Association (ANSTA) today stated that to let the award of Teachers’ Day be honorable and respectable, the Association feels that only the most deserving teacher should get it. Keeping in view, the Association has brought out some eligibility criteria which are to be taken into due consideration while selecting teachers for this prestigious award. The Association states that the heads (DEO/SDEO/ Principal/HM/AHM etc) should recommend only the name of the deserving teacher; the academic performance of the students in particular subject of the teacher (to be recommended) should be satisfactory
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Promotion and development through NEHHDC Ltd
apan Kumar Sarma, Senior Marketing manager of North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Corporation Ltd, Guwahati in the seminar presented a brief outlay on the workings of the Corporation. The NEHHDC, he said, was established in the year 1977 with Registered Office at Shillong, Meghalaya. He shared that the objectives of the Corporation are promotion and development of Handicrafts and Handlooms of the North eastern region. He said that the Corporation provides a marketing platform to the artisans and weavers of Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur N. Hushili Sema, IAS, chief the NE region by providguest at the seminar and workshop on advocacy and knowl- ing stall in exhibition, and edge held today at Town Hall, Dimapur. (Image Studio Photos) national and international and take a very aggressive road,” she said. She also encouraged that agencies should work on such seminars for the betterment of artisans of the State. While also acknowledging the problem of quality and pricing, she said that standardization of costing should be there. She also opined that while making a profit is important which is the whole point, but prod-
ucts should also be of high quality and creativity. To the participants of the seminar cum workshop, she advised to be alert in the technical session. “You have to take full advantage of what’s being shared to you. Do not be laid back but be aggressive and determined”, she said. She further inspired them to learn, to interact, and have their doubts cleared with
the help of the resource persons. There should be a fruitful outcome of today’s workshop, she encouraged. The seminar and workshop on advocacy and knowledge sharing was held amongst weavers, artisans, entrepreneurs and other associated person today at Town Hall, Dimapur. North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Corporation
events. Sarma also stated that NEHHDC sources and procures handicrafts and handlooms good from the artisans and weavers directly and markets then. It also organize 70-70 exhibitions every year, undertakes capacity building programmes & design and technical projects in various crafts, weavers clusters in the NE for training, design and improvement. He also informed that the retail of handicrafts and handlooms of the North Eastern Region are also organized through the Corporation’s Purbashree Emporium located at Shillong, Guwahati, Kolkata, New Delhi and Bangalore and through the sales promotion office at Chennai.
Ltd. (NEHHDC), a government of India enterprise, organized the seminar. It held the seminar/workshop in the interest of development of the artisans, entrepreneurs, SHG’s, producers and exporters of handlooms and handicrafts of the North Eastern region. Resource persons for the workshop DIC Dimapur, NEHHDC Ltd, State Bank of India, MSME Dima-
Sarma also stated that a handicrafts Museum has been opened at Guwahati which showcases the entire range of handicrafts, and artistic textiles of the eight NE states for the benefit of the artisans, weavers, art lovers, authors, students, critics, opinion makers and the tourists. A Design bank at Guwahati, Cane raw materials bank, Handloom production centre at Garchuk, Guwahati, Common Facility Centre for bamboo are all being initiated by the Corporation at the moment. Sarma further stated that in order to carry forward these initiatives, the workshop on advocacy and knowledge sharing was being held today at Town Hall, Dimapur.
JEE (main) 2013 notification Kohima, July 3 (mExN): All the JEE (main) Candidates 2013 are informed that the JEE (main) Merit List has been declared by the CBSE on July 2, 2013 and can be accessed from the JEE (main) website www. jeemain.nic.in. All candidates willing to avail the Nagaland State quota seats are now requested to submit the filled-in JEE (main) form issued by this office along with JEE (main)-2013 merit score card and all necessary documents to the office of the undersigned on or before July 15, 2013. Further, all qualified JEE (main) candidates are advised to
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for at least three consecutive years; and all the necessary formats relating to award should be filled-up by the concerned heads only and not by the teacher concerned. It also suggested that any teacher(s) found campaigning/lobbying in any form (whatsoever either politically or through any other influence) for his/ her selection should be disqualified; The award should be a surprise gift to the teacher concerned; The non-performing, proxy/attached/substitute teachers should not be recommended; The teachers of the nil result schools should also not be recommended for the award. Any teacher(s) being recommended without fulfilling the stated
framed criteria should be dropped/ rejected from the final State level selection. ANSTA President, Ponchulo Wanth; Treasurer, Temjenyapang; and Joint Secretary, Visato Koso in a press release stated that since the selection process for 2013 teachers’ day award is underway, the Association reminds to all the recommending authority to ensure that the said criteria are well taken while selecting candidates. The Teachers’ Day Awards have been instituted with the sole purpose of honouring teachers for their sacrificial and meritorious services being rendered to humanity. This award is being given away to deserving teachers every year on September 5.
Dimapur, July 3 (mExN): Department of Fisheries, Government of Nagaland, under the initiatives of Zenohol Angami, Addl. Director of Fisheries conducted a two days hands-on training programme on ‘Intensive Aquaculture in Ponds and Tanks’ sponsored by the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad on June 28 and 29 at Bade Village, Dimapur District. Neitho-o Kuotsu, Asst. Director of Fisheries, chaired the inaugural programme. He emphasized on the importance of fish farming as an economic activity in our State. Annually, about 3900 MT of fish and 14 million fish seeds are imported into Nagaland from Assam and other states. Therefore, the prime objective of the Nagaland Fisheries Department is to focus on the optimum utilization of available
pur, Khadi & Village Industries Commission Dimapur, Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency Dimapur deliberated on different topics and enlightened the participants on various issues. Guest of Honour, P. Tokugha Achumi, GM, DIC Dimapur, and Hokiye Yepthomi, Managing Director, Two young girls have a leisurely time as they join the elders NHHDC Ltd Dimapur also at work during the sowing season in a paddy field at Jakhama addressed the gathering. Village. (Morung Photo)
Resource person demonstrating during the hands-on training programme on ‘Intensive Aquaculture in Ponds and Tanks’ at Bade Village, Dimapur.
water resources on the lines of developing new and innovative fish production technologies and evolving policies for sustainable fisheries development. Vimezo Kire, Chief Executive Officer, Dimapur was the resource person.
He enlightened that in order to obtain high production per hectare of water body, fast growing compatible species of fish of different feeding habits are stocked together in the same pond, so that, all its ecological niches are occu-
moKoKchuNg, July 3 (mExN): State Bank Day was celebrated at State Bank of India, Regional Business Office (RBO), Mokokchung on July 2 by all staff of RBO Mokokchung, Mokokchung Branch, Mokokchung Bazar Branch, Mokokchung SME Branch and LBO Mokokchung. On the day, SBI donated a ‘Bolero’ to Phom Lempong Hostel, Longleng under Corporate Social Responsibility. Phom Lempong Hostel caters to the needs of many needy students among whom are Children department, Kumlong Baptist Church Mokokchung oraganised a Children Summer camp under the theme “Extreme trust” (Proverbs 3:5) from June 28 to 30. Around many orphans. The Assistant 290 children attended the camp. Recourse persons were Samuel, CEP Sungkomen BC General Manager (AGM) of SBI RBO Mokokchung during and Atula, CEP Artang BC.
the occasion encouraged the Phom Lempong to continue to do good works in future also. The Bank also awarded 5 meritorious students of its employees’ children on the occasion. Banks Day celebration is observed on July 1 every year but the occasion was celebrated belatedly on July 2 due to the bandh in the state on July 1, 2013
pied for maximum utilization of the pond nutrients and resources. Imtisunep Nokdir, Fisheries Inspector, explained that to ensure high rate of survival and growth during rearing of fish, a package of management practices
should be strictly followed, and slackness at any stage of the management procedure may adversely affect the productivity and profitability of the farm. Techniques of management involvemanipulation of pond ecology to ensure optimum production of natural fish food while maintaining the water quality parameters within tolerance limits of the stocked fish species; and the husbandry of fish through stock manipulation, supplementary feeding and health care. Broadly, the various steps involved in the management of ponds may be classified as pre-stocking, stocking and post-stocking management operations. Kiesilie, Chairman, babe Village, pronounce the vote of thanks. This was stated in a press release issued by Neitho-o Kuotsu, Asst. Director of Fisheries, Extension & Publicity Wing.
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Banks Day celebrated at RBO Mokokchung
More than 600 children attend KLBC rally
Kohima, July 3 (mExN): More than 600 children attended the twoday Children’s Rally organized by the Kohima Lotha Baptist Church (KLBC) and Christian Ntsiran Yingro (CNY) under the theme “Children of the Kingdom of God” held at Kohima Lotha Baptist main Church recently. Woben Kithan, CNY Associate Director and Zubeni Ezung, CNY Director, spoke on the topic “The mustard seed and the yeast” and “The weed among the Wheat” respectively on the first day of the rally. On the second day, Woben Kithan shared on “The unforgiving Servant” while Rev. Mhathung, Pastor, KLBC shared the children on “The Plague
avail the central Institution seats at National Institutes of Technology (NITs) – including 45 Home State seats at NIT, Nagaland - Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) and Self-Financed Technical Institutes (SFIs) by participating in the online counselling through the website www.csab.in or report to the official counseling centre NIT, Nagaland at Chumukedima for more details. This was stated in a press release issued by A. Kathipri, Director Directorate of Technical Education, Nagaland
ANSTA suggest criteria of Dept embarks on fish farming development selection for teachers’ day award Nagaland imports about 3900 MT of fish and 14 million fish seeds annually
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'Let’s bring out a policy of encouragement' Seminar cum workshop held for artisans
Thursday 4 July 2013
Assistant General Manager, State Bank of India, Regional Business Office, Mokokchung, Monotosh Sarma handing over cheque to Phom Lempong Hostel as donation for purchase of a Bolero vehicle.
MEx File NUDA Tuluni festival celebration on July 6 Dimapur, July 3 (mExN): The Naghutomi Union Dimapur Area (NUDA) has invited the families of Naghutomi living in and around Dimapur area to the Tuluni festival celebration on July 6, 10:00 am at the residence of Ghukhato Chishi, Director Music task Force Nagaland, (Atosa) Thilixu Village. Former and present office bearers, advisors and committee members of Silver Jubilee are informed to attend the photo session during the celebration to be published in the Silver Jubilee Souvenir that is scheduled on July 27. Further, NUDA general secretary Kughalu K Chishi has informed all office bearer and members of the Union to attend the social work at the host’s residence on July 5 at 9:00 am.
WCSU cleanliness drive on July 6 Children attending a rally with the theme “Children of the Kingdom of God” at Kohima Lotha Baptist main Church.
and the Passover'. Mhabe- tor, KLBC was the Quiz mas- Director led the praise and mo Mozhui, Associate Pas- ter while Renthungo, Youth worship.
WoKha, July 3 (mExN): The Wokha Circle Students’ Union (WCSU) will be conducting cleanliness drive at Wokha Town on July 6, 7:00 am at Police Point. In this regard, the Union President Chanbemo Humtsoe has informed all units presi-
dent to send atleast fifteen volunteers each for conduct of the programme.
RD orientation prog from July 8
Kohima, July 3 (mExN): ‘Orientation Course on Rural Development Programmes’ will be held from July 8 to 13 at State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) Conference Hall, Kohima for all the Block Development Officers (BDOs) who were recently appointed through NPSC and all the LDA-cumComputer Assistants, appointed through the Examination conducted by the Department. In this regard, Rural Development Director Metsubo Jamir has directed all concerned to report to SIRD at 9:00 am on July 8.
Mangkonglemba SDPDB meeting on July 5
maNgKoNglEmb a, July 3 (Dipr): ADC Mangkonglemba has informed that SDPDB meeting will be held on July 5 at 11 a.m. in the Dobashi’s Court Hall. He therefore informed all Head of Offices and representatives from Jangpukong, Jangpetkong and Tzürangkong areas to attend the meeting.
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3 Regional TFO urge Manipur govt for transfer of Ukhrul DC Rapes rise in Arunachal Pradesh Thursday
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Dimapur, July 3 (mExN):TheTangkhulFrontal Organization comprising of Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL), Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong (TKS), Tangkhukl Shanao Long (TSL) and Tangkhul Mayar Ngala Long (TMNL) has urged the government for immediate transfer of the Deputy Commissioner Ukhrul, R. Sudhan. TFO demanded for the transfer to happen before July 10, 2013 and warned that failure to do so, intense agitation will follow suit and for which the outcome of any consequences the government will be held responsible.
‘De-recognize Rongmei tribe’
4 July 2013
TFO in a press note issued by K.Dickson, General Secretary TNL, Ringluiwon, President TSL, Ningkhan Shang President, TMNL and YS.Yangmi Khapai President, TKS raised several issues against the Deputy Commissioner Ukhrul, R. Sudhan. It mentioned that Ukhrul District Administration has failed in all fronts. It cited some incidents and alleged the killing of two Kongkan hunter by UNLF, the Napetpali incident, accidental death of SSA staff inside the mini secretariat, partying inside mini secretariat, transit camp compound, encourag-
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Such a precedent according to the APO may have the “tendency to poison the big Naga happy family, consisting of all contiguous areas of the Nagas in different states and countries and may even disturb the peaceful co-existence of Naga fraternity that has been in existence till date”. The APO also observed that the present “recognition issue” is creating land dispute, confusion, division, hatred and bitterness among the Nagas by making claim and counter claim over land in Nagaland through various print media. Further, the APO submitted that the issue of Indigenous Inhabitant Certificates, BT Certificates etc. has created a lot of animosity, hatred and ill feelings among the Nagas as has happened in the case of Ms. Withuiliu Newmai. According to the APO, it was alleged that Ms. Withuiliu Newmai has obtained Indigenous Inhabitant Naga Tribe/BT Certificate of Zeliang Tribe of Nagaland State, though she is from Tamenlong District of Manipur. It was further alleged that considering her aforesaid certificates, she was recommended by the NPSC against Dy. SP post reserved for BT Quota of Zeliang tribe of Nagaland. The APO informed that it was learnt that this matter is laying pending in the Gauhati High Court, Kohima Bench. “We express our strong desire that unless a strong mechanism to check and prevent misuse of Indigenous Inhabitant Certificate is brought out at the earliest, more such job reservation disputes will surface, as presently some such cases are under investigation for which the NPSC could not declare the results of BT quota in respect of Zeliang tribe of Peren Nagaland in the recently declared results of the NCS, NPS, NSS & Allied Services Examination 2012”, stated the APO. The APO was “apprehensive that such disputes will create further division and misunderstanding among the Nagas”. Reiterating that it is “all out and committed to the cause of Naga integration in all possible ways and means”, the APO mentioned that till date all Nagas hailing from different states and regions enjoys equal social Naga tribal status without any discrimination or distinction within the state of Nagaland. “However, the question of modification of the Notifications and granting of other Naga Tribe as Indigenous Inhabitant Naga Tribal Status of the State of Nagaland is concern, the APO is of the view that an individual member of a particular tribe having immovable property or having resided in the state over a considerable length of time does not qualify his tribe to be recognized as an Indigenous Inhabitant Naga Tribe of Nagaland”, stated the APO to the CM while pointing out that “any deviation from the said Notification may be detrimental to the interest of the public of Nagaland and the Naga unity as a whole”. The APO also termed as pertinent that the Rongmei Council Nagaland while clarifying the press statement of WSH admitted “that there is no Rongmeis land in Peren District till date.” “From the statement of the Rongmei Council Nagaland, it is crystal clear that there is no exclusive Rongmei colony, village or District in Nagaland and therefore, the question of recognition of their tribe does not arise”, stated the APO.
Also, as per the information provided by the Jt. Chief Electoral Officer & PIO, Kohima, there is no names of Rongmei in the Electoral Roll under Kohima District published on 5th December, 1963. Similar is the case in Peren Nagaland. In this regard, the APO informed the CM that the Gauhati High Court has on 22nd November, 2012 directed that as members of Rongmai Community did not appear in the Electoral Roll published on 5.12.1963 and also they did not fulfill the other conditions stipulated in the Notification dated 28.4.1977 for issue of indigenous inhabitant certificate, indigenous inhabitant certificates are not to be issued to Rongmai Community.
One man’s dream keeps alive Nagamese film industry
“I don’t even own a car,” he announces unabashedly. Ajay claims that he wants to promote Naga talents and especially youngsters through the art of films. Ajay dreams to make films in Nagamese of ‘national quality’. He believes he can do so if support and financial aids are extended by the state government and the public. He also said that due to finance crunch, the quality of Nagamese films had never improved. He points out the existing crisis of educated unemployed youths in Nagaland and believes in the potential of the Naga youth to become fine actors. He also believes that we can partly solve the crisis of unemployment by providing a platform through films. Like our neighboring counterparts Manipur, Assam and Mizoram if people were to professionally finance film productions, film awards will surely come to Nagaland, he said. On being criticized and made fun of for making Nagamese films, Ajay brushes it aside and gives an “I don’t care”. He does admit many people have asked why he makes these movies, with some people even commenting ‘why I am insulting the Naga name’. Ajay also shared that when he started he received a lot of insults and threats were even made. But there has been a lot of change in attitude he feels, stating “People are now realizing my vision and hard work. In another five to ten years I want to have created a platform for Naga youths who are talented and interested in acting. I want to show India that Nagas have talent and we can go National and even International”. The dedicated and passionate filmmaker who has kept the movie reels turning said, “Till my last breath I will continue making films”.
of development fund. Is the Deputy Commissioner posted here to destruct our community by implementing divide and rule policy?”. TFO claimed that the use of teachers under ZEO and ADC, in-service teachers of school are utilized as the SSA staffs without replacement to the parent school has immenselyaffectedthestudents' career. Also, the required percentage to be deducted from the office for (VAT /C ess, ect.) was already deducted from the first installment under BADP scheme. However, the DC again deducted another 2/3 amount from the final bill
itaNagar, July 3 (pti): A minor girl was allegedly raped and killed before her body was thrown into a jungle at Bhalukpong in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. The three-year-old girl was raped and murdered by one Labi Tuksa on Tuesday, police said today. The minor was taken away from her house around 9 am and then raped and murdered by the accused, leaving her body at a jungle area. It was also learnt that the accused was well acquainted with the victim’s family and
used to visit their home almost on a daily basis, police said. A case has been registered with the Bhalukpong police station and investigation is on. After the kid went missing around 9 am, her mother reported the matter to the Bhalukpong police station and the officer in charge Mipak Riba swung into action. Tuksa, an acquaintance of the girl’s family who was seen visiting her house at Khula Camp was rounded up on suspicion by police, who spilled the beans. West Kameng SP Nupur Prasad informed that the accused
how to stand for our rights." Thothuingam Shinglai, President of Tangkhul Katamnao Long Delhi (TKLD) spoke on the ‘Insensitivity of the authorities and the Challenges thereof’ in the backdrop of recent Reingamphy’s case, also Richard Loitam and Dana Sangma. Representatives from Tangkhul Shanao Long Delhi (TSLD), made a presentation on the sociological causes, psychological consequences of human trafficking and legal perspective in handling the social menace which is increasing in our society. Delhi University Asst. Prof. Sirawung Raiping, and Shelmi Sankhil, addressed admission issues and other related queries especially in regard to Delhi University new graduate program i.e. four year undergraduate programme. The seminar was attended by elders and student representatives from various communities and states- NSUI, DUSU, NSUD, ENSUD, NE Helpline, Tangkhul SLD, Tangkhul KLD, SSPP, DMZP, KSO, Poumai SUD, Maram SUD, Sumi students, Thangal students, Delhi university Law Students and Professors. Relevant information compiled from the seminar which was duly translated to local dialects has been circulated to all the Zeliangrong village authorities for public awareness. Concerned individuals and organizations can reach the union at email@example.com
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in the name of miscellaneous taxes that really shocked the entire populace of concern denizen. Moreover, the DC deducted unreasonable amount of Rs.5000/from all the agencies for painting of signboard. “These are some and few question why the Frontal organization requests the concern authority to transfer the extortionist Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ukhrul,” said TFO in the note. It also warned that failing the ultimatum, the Frontal Organization will be compelled to take up the last resort of agitation until the genuine demand is met.
Awareness seminar held for NE people Dimapur, July 3 (mExN): A seminar on “Crime against Women in Delhi, Women and Child Trafficking in the North East Cum Delhi University Admission Queries” was organized by Zeliangrong Student’s Union Delhi (ZSUD) at Faculty of Law, Delhi University, New Delhi on June 22. ZSUD President Holang Ngonamai, in his welcome speech said that morality is degrading among the present generation. He said that after the Nirbhaya rape incident, the civil societies, Government and NGOs are actively working to curb crime against women and children. However, sadly we see such crimes increasing at the same time. The idea of this seminar is not only to bring awareness but also to help the NE people build relationship with Organizations, activists and legal experts who are willing to help and support us in fighting against such crimes. Nandini Rao, a prominent women’s rights activist and human rights expert, emphasized on Relevant Acts of legislation, various Declarations and practical challenges of being a woman in a metropolitan city. She stated further that it is not only the women folks who should be aware but it is equally important for men too. "Only by knowing your rights and by becoming aware of such crimes, you can fight against it and stand for your rights and we can only avoid it by being aware and vigilant and know when, where and
NHRC seeks explanation over Assam shootout
guwahati, July 3 (iaNS): Questioning the authenticity of a shootout in which two people were killed in Assam, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the state government why it should not recommend compensation for the victims' kin. A statement issued by the commission says that after going through the material and record placed before it, several loopholes were found in the police theory of a genuine encounter. Thus, the NHRC holds the incident as a grave violation of human rights. The commission has asked the Assam gov-
ernment to respond to the notice within six weeks, the statement added. Chandra Tokbi and Ananda Teron were killed by police on May 19, 2010. However, the police version of bullets being fired from the weapons recovered from Tokbi and Teron during the encounter were not corroborated by an independent report of a ballistic expert, the NHRC statement said. "There was no report from the fingerprint expert to indicate that the weapons recovered had fingerprints of the victims or gunshot residue was taken from victims' hands to indicate that
they fired the weapons," said the statement. It added that the recovered weapons not been properly and individually sealed after the incident meant that their value as evidence was dubious.
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had admitted of committing the crime during interrogation and later he led the police to recover the body. This is the fifth case of rape and murder in the state after a Class VI student was allegedly raped by a constable of the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) after he forced her to drink alcohol at Longding on 2 March last. A minor girl was raped by Chakma refugees on 11 February last when she, along with her friends, had gone on a picnic on the banks of the Bereng river at Chowkham in Lohit district.
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Manipur king ends fast against palace eviction move KOlKata, July 3 (agENCiES): The titular king of India's Manipur state has withdrawn his hunger strike in protest against the state government's decision to evict him from his ancestral palace. An aide to Leishemba Sanajaoba said he would hold talks with the government. He began his fast on 24 June. The government wants to renovate the palace and turn it into a tourist site. But aides say this is a violation of an agreement between the royal family and the state government. Puyam Tomcha, the royal advisor, told the BBC that King Sanajaoba broke his fast after being requested to do so by several women's groups and non-governmental organisations. "They wanted the king to stop the hunger strike and start a dialogue with the Manipur gov-
ing drugs and alcohol sale and trafficking etc. TFO in the note also alleged that the Ukhrul DC’s was irregular in the office, used abusive language and put VDF in the lock-up. It further claimed that the divide and rule policy played by D.C. towards the Frontal Organization has affected the Tangkhul Society. TFO in the note also stated, “We were wondering why and from which head/source he is spending such a huge amount on composite inspection team (CIT) unnecessarily when the people are deprived
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NSF rejoinder to GPRN/NSCN
he Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) as an intellectual students’ organization is hesitant to resort to any kind of confrontation be it physical or through print media unless the situation so demands. However, the federation is compelled to once again come out with this brief clarification hoping that the GPRN/NSCN leaders will realize the act perpetrated by their cadre, admit the wrongdoing and respond positively
to the genuine demands of the federation. Let the Naga people be reminded once again that the 1st July Total Bandh was not only against the attempt on the life of the federation official but it was organized to show the resentment of the general people against incessant killings and clashes between the Naga underground factions, unnecessary harassment, threatening and killing of innocent civilians and lastly, arbitrary imposi-
tion of tax by the all the underground faction. The federation wonders whether the GPRN/NSCN leaders are intentionally twisting the issues or they are still confused about the two incidents. The federation strongly condemns the shooting incident between the two factions near Hotel Orchid and appeals to all the factions to desist from targeting each other as Naga brethren. At the same time, federation give thanks and all
praise to God Almighty for saving the official’s life unharmed, though he was shot at point blank. In regard the ultimatum submitted to the GPRN/NSCN government, the NSF is still expecting a positive response from the higher authority of GPRN/NSCN. Tongpang Ozukum President, NSF
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India set to embrace sustainable tea production
KOlKaTa, July 3 (PTi): For the first time in the world, an effort has been made to establish a sustainability code for Indian tea conforming to food safety standards, Tea Boardchairman M G V K Bhanu said on Wednesday. “This is the first time in the world that an effort has been made to establish a sustainability code,” Bhanu told a programme of ‘India Sustainable Tea Program’ here. Stating that it was a new initiative, Bhanu said that it sought to sustainably transform the Indian tea industry over the next
five years in close partnership with stakeholders. “We will implement this code in North Bengal, including Darjeeling, Assam and South India. We are trying to convert existing producers to the new code,” he said, adding that around Rs 18 crore was invested in the initiative. “We are aiming at increasing the value of tea through betterment of quality rather than volume. This initiative is the most positive and most progressive ever,” the Tea Board chairman said.
Stating that certain quality issues have cropped up in recent years, he said “If the tea does not conform to food safety standards, the exporter or importer will be tagged as ‘exporters/importers under warning’ something which was absolutely undesirable.” The ‘India Sustainable Tea Program’ was jointly organised by The Sustainable Trade Initiative, The Netherlands-based Solidaridad, Rainforest Alliance and Tea Board of India, with the support of Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
Tractors to drive M&M performance this year
MuMbai, July 3 (agencies): While M&M has been facing pressure from competitors in the utility vehicles space, the performance of its farm equipment business over the last quarter has helped it to assuage investor concerns. For the June 2013 quarter, while sales of utility vehicles were down 13% year-on-year, tractors registered a growth of 19% compared to the year ago period. With normal monsoons this season, analysts expect the company’s tractor division to post double-digit volume growth for FY14 as compared to a fall of 5% in FY13. With tractors expected to take a bigger share of the volume pie, expect margins to look up in FY14. The farm equipment segment margins at 16% are 500600 basis points more than auto segment margins. Hundred basis points is one percentage point. Another positive for the company has been improvement in Ssangyong’s global performance, with the Korean subsidiary (70% stake) registering its second month of robust numbers in June at a record 12,858 units. While the recent global alliance with CIE Automotive of Spain for its auto component business might not have a material impact on M&M’s valuations, analysts believe that the management focus on value unlocking of subsidiary investments is a positive. Further, with the merger of
its IT arms, the prospects of M&M’s 48% subsidiary Tech Mahindra too look bright. Given the improvement in product mix, better show from subsidiaries, most analysts (two-thirds according to Bloomberg) have a buy rating on the stock. The sum-of-parts valuation pegs the target price for the company between Rs 1,100 to Rs 1,200. This suggests an upside potential of 12-23% from current levels of Rs 978.
Tractor sales on a high While the company has given a 6-8% growth guidance for the sector for the current fiscal, most analysts believe that the same is likely to be revised upwards given the first quarter numbers. Yaresh Kothari, auto analyst at Angel Broking says that the growth in the first quarter was much ahead of Street’s expectations. With the monsoons remaining favourable and the increase in minimum support prices, the overall growth for tractors too is likely to stay robust. Kothari expects the company to register volume growth in the tractor segment in the region of 10-12%, outperforming the sector. Analysts at Asian Market Securities believe that the company’s outperformance is likely to be on account of demand recovery in the Southern region where M&M has high market share.
eading the write up of Thepfulhouvi Solo in your esteemed daily 9-6-2013 I am compelled to clarify certain points on the question of Tenyimia, Tenyidie and its related issues though this rejoinder for public interest. I will also add those left out vital points of his earlier article published in Nagaland Post on 30-11-2009 as the present article is obviously, an extension of the earlier. The theory of the writer claimed that the term ‘Angami’ is a corrupted form of ‘kerügumia’ (thief) from Zeliang language ‘kergami’. In fact, the Angami people used it without knowing its source and meaning in the early days. However, during 1970s, this theory was clarified by late John of Viswema. According to him, the British army under Captain Jenkin and Lieut. Penberton, when about to cross Tenyimia country from Imphal to Assam in 1832, they asked the Meiteis, what sort of people lived that side, by pointing at Tenyimia country. They were told ‘Ngami’ which means ‘perfect/independent people’. The word did not conform to the English language and therefore, it was noted as ‘Angami’. That interpretation of late John had a matching version because the velar nasal sound /ŋ/ never occurs in initial English language. To suit to their language, a syllable vowel /a/ was prefixed to the word to form /aŋami/. That version was accepted by Ura Academy since then. Although, the ‘Angami’ is a popular term till today, it has no other meaning in Tenyidie beyond late John’s version. The continuity in use of the term, ‘Tenyimia/Tengima/Tenyimi’ which originates from ‘Tenyiu’ the name of the forefather of the Tenyimia group was accepted by all units by their historical knowledge. ‘Tenyimia’ therefore, means the descendant of Tenyiu. TPO is purely a reunion of the divided family based on blood-lineage. Tenyimia or Tenyidie is a canonized term and TPO is not seeking ‘Tribal Recognition’ from any quarters. The writer’s claim, ‘Tenyimie consists of a convenient number of Nagaland tribes together with one or more from the outside’ is perfectly in line with his earlier writing, ‘The Khezamas, the Sopfümas (Mao), the Zeliangs
and the Rengmas never hitherto took themselves as ‘Tenyimia’. So far to my knowledge, the Tenyimia were in unityform many a time although irregular, till regular formation established in 1993. Every TPO units stood firm by their history of brotherhood. despite disparagers existed. As such, the idea of ‘disbanding the Tenyimi Union for the future good of the Nagaland’ is not a healthy suggestion, the fact that TPO is a reunion of the Tenyimia family, which is in consonance to the basis of all Naga society. The formation of Ura Academy too, is on the same base. Rev. J.E.Tanquist instituted the Angami Literature Committee (ALC) in 1939 and approved by the then Deputy Commissioner, Sir C.R.Pawsey. In 1960s, those early educated people who served in various Government institutions at Kohima, were also leaders of respective subcommunities. Having a common wish to bring the people together, those personalities made frequent meeting and deliberation over oral historical account of our ancestors. Following such mutual understanding and acknowledgement, they resolved to modify the name of ALC into Tenyimia Literature Committee in 1970 and ever after the Angami language was renamed to its original term call ‘Tenyidie’. Nomenclature was further made to Ura Academy in 1971, in which representatives of Angami, Chokri, Khezha, Pochury, Rengma, Zeliang and Mao were all present. Their objective is to develop literature, preserve and promote culture and other aspects of Tenyimia community through academic study. We still have some living pioneers for a living testimony. There is nothing wrong in adapting the meaningful original term called ‘Tenyidie’ by ‘Tenyimia people’ as Mother Tongue. To clarify another significant point is the misinterpretation of the term, ‘Keviu Ú Ya’. I would prefer to translate it as ‘the good (part) is ours’ rather than his translation ‘the better is mine’. The expression is derived from religious philosophy that denotes the claiming of godly blessing to both the villages/parties during celebration of events like ‘vitho’ (treaty) and ‘sonyi’ (friendly exchange festival). His claim of it as a po-
litical wisdom for the propagation and promotion of Tenyimia is far from truth. The writer claimed that except ‘Chokri’ all other tribes within Tenyimia community have distinct languages and having respective Bible and Hymn Book of the Church. The emergence of such books is mainly the product of the church workers for evangelizing the gospel, however, without understanding the gravity of power of a common language. Dialectal variation is natural to all languages of the world. Considering languages as distinct on the basis of those bible and hymn books is far from complete, and therefore, his theory is not acceptable. It will be a safer attempt to study ‘dialectology’ before jumping into a pool of controversy. Ura Academy has achieved to certain degree in the development of Tenyidie language and literature for the future benefit of Tenyimia community in general, the younger generations in particular. The establishment of Department of Tenyidie under Nagaland University is symbolically, a genuine recognition by the highest institute of learning. There are regular academic activities including research programs rather than a mere coaching class. The division of geographical area into administrative set-up is generally the outcome of a political decision that binds to the people. That is why the Tenyimia community as well as the Nagas remained separate till today. However, Tenyimia community like the Nagas, accepted the transmitted history and shall ever remain a family despite shower of spikes and arrows from any quarters. The writer contributes many valuable suggestions for the Naga future, but his historical interpretation on Tenyimia and Tenyidie is not acceptable. It will be better to avoid application of intriguing politics to confuse the Tenyimia people and Tenyidie.
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Thursday 4 July 2013
“Role of cooperatives is fundamental” DIMAPUR, JULY 3 (MExN): Minister for Forest and Border Affairs, Y. Patton on Wednesday emphasized on the need for cooperative societies to play a vital role towards enhancing farmer’s economy as well as for the general socio-economic development particularly in the northeast region. “The role of cooperatives is fundamental . . . as cooperatives are developmental tools and should promote both social empowerment and economic goals,” Patton told a conference of farmers held on the theme, ‘Role of cooperative towards development of farmer’s economy’ at Niathu Resort. Pointing out that many people in the region are not aware about co operatives, its mechanism and role in economic de- Minister for Forest and Border Affairs, Y. Patton speaking at the conference on the velopment; the Minister said there was role of cooperative towards development of farmer’s economy at Niathu resort today.
a need to create awareness about the contribution of cooperatives in the agricultural sector and to socio-economic development. He noted that cooperatives offer opportunities, particularly to small farmers. Stating that farmers could use cooperatives to establish common basic services related to their basic production, Patton encouraged farmers to increase their participation in cooperatives. “More participation in the cooperative movement will not only be important for progress in the food production but will definitely enhance farmers’ economy and general socio-economic development,” he said. Parliamentary Secretaries Pukhayi and Dr. Benjongliba also spoke during the programme. The one-day conference was organised by Bhartiya Farmers Agro Business Development Cooperative Ltd.
MEx FILE 1st General Dimki Session on July 5 DIMAPUR, JULY 3 (MExN): The All Zeliangrong Students’ Union (AZSU) Assam, Manipur & Nagaland will hold its 1st General Dimki Session (Assembly) for the Tenure 2012-2015 on July 9, 2013 at the Panchayat Hall Ragailong Village, Burma Camp Dimapur at 10:00 am. A press note issued by Nchaheing Kompoing, General Secretary (AZSU) Assam, Manipur & Nagaland stated that the meeting shall deliberate matters pertaining to the welfare of the students community and various committee set up for the forthcoming Golden Jubilee of AZSU to be held in 2015 and miscellaneous. Therefore, all the Tribunals, seniors’ leaders of AZSU, Executive of AZSU, and Federal Units from Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Frontal organizations and well- wishers are cordially invited to the Dimki Session.
DC Kiphire informs
DIMAPUR, JULY 3 (MExN): In pursuance of section 5 of the Right to Information Act 2005, the public have been hereby notified that the following officers are hereby designated as Public Information Officer (PIO) and Assistant Public Information Officer (APIO) in the office of the Deputy Commissioner Kiphire: Lankonsen Tsanglao SDO (C) as PIO and Benjamin Longkap EAC(S) as APIO. This was stated in a press note by Kesonyu Thome, Deputy ComDIMAPUR, JULY 3 DIMAPUR, JULY 3 North Eastern Hill Uni- work under the super- missioner of Kiphire. (MExN): To collect and (MExN): Mechüselie Ke- versity, Shillong, for his vision of Prof. Pramod deliver any documents, hie, son of Mianeihulie thesis entitled, “Biotech- Tandon and Prof. Suman DDGBA elects new team small parcels, orders from Kehie, resident of Rüza- nological enhancement of Kumaria, Plant Biotech- DIMAPUR, JULY 3 (MExN): Dimapur District GBs Asrestaurants, groceries, phema Village, Dimapur, capsaicin biosynthesis in nology Laboratory, Cen- sociation (DDGBA) at its emergency tribe-wise executive shops and even to physihas been awarded the cell cultures of Capsicum tre for Advanced studies and nominating committee meeting at GBs Union (Sadar) cally move about in town Degree of Doctor of Phi- chinense Jacq.” He has in Botany, NEHU, Shillong, Office Dimapur on June 29, 2013 and unanimously sesmoothly through the losophy (Ph.D) from the completed his research Meghalaya. lected tribe-wise office bearers to form a new team. Folheavy traffic; Bike services lowing are the new members for the tenure 2013 to 2017: has now been introduced President – Shikuto Zalipu, GB (Sumi); Vice President – W in Dimapur – the first of its Mero, GB (Chakesang), I Onen Imsong, GB (Ao), Thepfukind in the Northeast. ruya, GB (Angami); General Secretary – T Kenth, GB (LoThe services, howevtha), Jt. Secretary – Luikang, GB (Zeliang). The house also DIMAPUR, JULY 3 lage is still yet to taste the Under these circumstances, resolved that Secretary Finance, Secretary Publicity and er, does not carry money, (MExN): The Thonoknyu pipe water provided by the the village council stated Information and Treasurer will be nominated tribe-wise jewellery, alcohol or any Village Council has made a government.” that the villagers are left after the formation of new office bearers and executives, other banned substances. fervent appeal to the MinisIt also said that in spite with no other option but to informed DDGBA Vice President P Salie and its Joint SecIt comes under the name of ter for PHE to look into the of Thonoknyu village being fully rely on fetching water retary Zheshito Swu. FIM (Focus India Market“confronting plight of the one of the oldest villages from traditional wells from ing) Messenger Services villagers, where the com- under Tuensang district, the outskirts of the village TSC informs on Tuluni 2013 which was inaugurated mon desires and basic re- the village is “graded as one at a distance of about two to DIMAPUR, JULY 3 (MExN): The denizens of Suruhuto by Hocto Zhimo, GB Vetquirements of the villagers of the most neglected and three kilometers. It added, Towen will be celebrating Tuluni 2013 at Town Hall on erinary Colony & ex-DMC for provision of pipe water the most backward village “The scarcity of water in the July 8, 2013. Shetoyi Sumi, Parliamentary Secretary of Soil advisor on Wednesday at facilities in this village still in the state in all develop- village has an adverse im- & Water Conservation and Fisheries, Nagaland would be Aghacho Apartment, Veterremains unfulfilled.” A press mental fronts.” pact on hygiene and sanita- gracing as chief guest. A press note issued by Hotoshe Sema inary Colony, Burma Camp. The note informed that tion of the village as well.” Town trip rates range GB Veterinary Colony, Hocto Zhimo inaugurates the FIM note from the TVC stated Awomi, secretary Tuluni Sub-Committee (TSC) informed In light of the circum- that the main items of the program would be ‘Tiqhe Kili’, from Rs 100 to Rs 150 de- Messenger Service in Dimapur on June 3. (Morung Photo) that in spite of the govern- the village authority has pending on distance. Extra cels weighing from 0-5 kg, Only one pillion rider is al- ment policies of according been appraising the depart- stances, the note appealed for ‘Alu Kipighimi Gigihu’ and ‘Lejole’ and Khel-Wise competicharge starts from Purana charges do not apply. How- lowed at extra charge of Rs topmost priority to provid- ment and authority con- the Minister to give the nec- tion of ‘Akhabo Kimilli’. The press note also mentioned that Bazar Police Point till Chu- ever, Rs 10 per extra kg is 25. Waiting time charge is ing water supply facilities cerned for early provision essary directives to the con- all the HOD’s and Chairman of every village council under in almost all the villages of of water facilities; however cerned authority to initiate Suruhuto area are invited to attend the function. mukedima at the rate of Rs charged for parcels weigh- Rs 200 per hour. 5 per km while Rs 3 per km ing from 5-10 kg, Rs 15 per FIM Messenger Ser- the state through various it added that till date, no proper measures for proviis charged from Chumuke- extra kg from 10-15 kg and vices is owned by Caroline flagship programmes like positive response has been sion of water supply facilities KDCC holds executive meeting NRDWP, TSC etc; “this vil- initiated by the department. in the village at an early date. DIMAPUR, JULY 3 (MExN): The Kohima District Condima onwards. For par- Rs 20 per extra kg 15-20 kg. Khieya. gress Committee executives meeting was held on June 3 in its office. A press note informed that the meeting was attended by former NPCC President KV Pusa and PCC members from Kohima District. The former President said that the Congress Party has a clear cut policy to lead DIMAPUR, JULY 3 (MExN): In re- the principal of the school threatening on may 11 and subsequently on tele- the Naga people. He also encouraged the party workers to Apropos to the news item published sponse to a news item published on the students not to come to the school phone as well. It also stated that “at no have good moral conduct. The General Secretary (Adm) in Naganews on July 2 under the cap- june 17, the Sainik School Punglwa has unless the fees and other dues are point of time the principal had threat- NPCC said that the “public are fed up of the present NPF tion ‘Social Work on July 8 at Zunhe- clarified that “there was not the slight- cleared.” It was further clarified that ened the cadets not to come to the led DAN Government citing an example of ACAUT agitaboto’, the social work is to be conduct- est implication of compulsion or threat the parents and cadets were informed school" and added that the reporter tion and also deliberated the complete failure of the presed on July 5 at Zunheboto and not as written or verbal issued to the parents about the payment of school fee well in could have ascertained the facts from ent DAN Government to control law and order situation.” published. or the cadets. This was in response to advance and many such parents were the school authorities before publish- The KDCC strongly condemned the recent firing incident in civilian areas creating fear among the public. The KDCC the news item which stated “. . . leading personally explained about the same ing such baseless comments. further appealed for the national workers to “stop killing among brothers as the love of mankind is the true spirit of nationalism.” It further added, “the DAN Government claims ‘Nagaland Land of Festivals’ but can be rightly called as ‘Land of Taxation’ or ‘Land of Agitation.’
Bike services now in Dimapur One awarded Ph.D from NEHU
Lack of water supply in Thonoknyu
CORRIGENDUM Sainik School Punglwa clarifies on news report
Parallel ZPO show one-man organization
Introspecting the present imbroglio between the two ZPO in which the two sub-tribe so called Liangmai and the Zeme Council merged to formed a parallel ZPO challenging the legitimacy and mandatory status of the existing ZPO, which has already been recognized by the Government of Nagaland, is nothing more than a machinery designed to impede the progressive stature of the ZPO, master minded by few vested individuals for their own personal interest intimidated by TR Zeliang to accomplish his own political mileage along with his political caucus is condemnable from every likeminded prudent citizen of Nagaland in general and Zeliang people in particular foe its unconstitutional character. Going back to where TR Zeliang kick started his political career as a people representative from 6 Tening A/C for three successive terms consecutively being given cabinet portfolios every term till date, however littler had been done since the inception of his career, therefore the truth cannot be hidden for long, skeleton in the closet is ought to be exposed sooner or later, for how long do we need to stay as a mute spectator being suppressed by some foreign elements meted out to the son of the soil in its own land. As a responsible citizen it is high time we should voice out against any such discrimination meted out to our society to which we are all victimized before it is to late, and contain the impasse we are facing which is a stark contrast and gross violation and undeniable truth that it is the architect of TR Zeliang to divide the Zeliang people to settle his own political scores. How so ever finding fact it is justifiable to every prudent man that all these turmoil and confusion infused upon the innocent and ignorant citizen by brain washing the common people to achieved its self motivated agendas cannot be tolerated any more. The question here should be whether TR Zeliang and his puppet organizations such as Zeliangrong Baudi Hoho Nagaland spearheaded by Akang and Azeu Nancyn Hau should be retributively executed as per laws of the land and put an end to any such unauthoritative bully pulpit and self centered actors ( Hypocrites) vandalizing the good images of our committed leaders who are thriving for the social welfare of the Zeliang people in common.
to issue this statement on the issue of quote “A handful of Zeliang Officers continuously support the so called ZLPO/ZPO by conducting such meetings in their houses and openly participate in any meeting organized by this fake organization” unquote. 1. Can we call a dully registered organization fake? or so called organization? or fictitious? 2. By the same yardstick, is the organization to which you belong, a fictitious, so called and fake organization? ZPO was formed primarily to protect the rights of the indigenous Zeliangs of Nagaland. As it is a non-political organization, even if the Zeliang Officers participate in its activities no one can stop us from doing so. Because we are Zeliang by birth, a Zeliang long before we became an Officer. It is our birthright to attend/ participate in any Zeliang organization and also open our doors if any organization wants to hold its meeting at our places. Please let us stop calling each other names and also stop washing our dirty linens in public. Pausui Zeliang Additional Director Information & Public Relations Nagaland : Kohima and President, Zeliang Officer Association Nagaland (ZOAN)
FINAL ADVICE TO AZU AND KISAMYI OF ZLPO
We strongly condemn the irrational and baseless remarks made on the President and General Secretary of the Zeliangrong Baudi by Mr. Azu and and his apprentice Mr. Kisamyi under the banner of ZLPO. First thing first, an archive from ZB Media Cell is published here for the public to understand the ground realities: RESOLUTION ADOPTED AT THE GENERAL PUBLIC CONSULTATION HELD AT ZELIANGRONG BAUDI BUILDING, JALUKIE TOWN ON 12TH SEPTEMBER,2012. The Zeliang People Organisation (ZLPO) being an ‘unmandated’ and ‘banned’ organisation will not be accepted in Zeliangrong Society. The Zeliangrong People in Peren District under the aegis of the Zeliangrong Baudi has appealed the Government and Knrangali Hegui all Tribal Hohos not to accept any petitions or reprePresident ACC (I) 7 Peren A/C sentations of ZLPO with immediate effect. The Zeliangrong Baudi Nagaland based on a Nagaland 3-tier system which has been working with all its frontal organisations like the Zeme, Liangmai and Rongmei Councils, Zeliangrong Mipui OrganisaI read with interest the write up of my three leaders tion (ZMO), Zeliangrong Students Union Nagaland in the Morung Express today. While I do not like to com- (ZSUN), Zeliangrong Youth Front (ZYF), Peren Disment on the other points raised by them, I am constraint trict Village Chairman Union, Peren District GB’s
Rejoinder to Press Statement
Union, Public Concerned Forum (PCF), NGOs, Church Bodies, etc and affiliated to the Naga Hoho; is the apex tribal body of the Zeliangrong people in Nagaland elected by its three sub-ordinate Councils, Village Councils and Head G.Bs of every Village in the District. Even in the past, the Zeliangrong people had concluded several times that the “so-called Zeliang People’s Organisation (ZLPO) is un-mandated, unacceptable and unauthorised” and any group or individual initiating the revival of the banned ZLPO would be held ‘responsible and individualised’. This resolution is adopted today at the General Consultative Meeting with all frontal organisations and village councils at Zeliangrong Baudi Conference Hall, Jalukie Town, the 12thof September. We unanimously resolved not to accept the illegal Organisation within Zeliangrong homeland. The Government/ individuals entertaining the illegal Organisation will be doing so at its own risk and the Zeliangrong people will not be held responsible for any untoward incident arising out of the situation. Signed by the President and General Secretary of the Zeliangrong Baudi Nagaland on behalf of the general Zeliangrong Public on this day, the 12th of September, 2012. The personalised inflictions on the President and General Secretary of Zeliangrong Baudi Nagaland raised by the duo, is an open attack on the solidarity of Zeliangrong fraternity and brotherhood. It is a matter of surprise that except few leaders from within the Zeliangrong family, many have failed to express their discontentment on such unethical statements being continuously issued by such anti-social elements. President, K. Akhang and the General Secretary Azeu Namcyn Hau have endeavoured to curtail conflicts and apply rationale approach and sensibility in resolving indifferences and disputes. The concocted statement of Azu and Kisamyi can only be seen as a desperate attempt to disintegrate the Zeliangrong people in particular and Nagas in general. No Azu or Kisamyi can raise a finger on our leaders, be it the President, K. Akhang or the General Secretary Azeu Namcyn Hau. It is not the President and General Secretary of a tribal Hoho that the two traitors have insulted, but it is an insult to the Zeliangrong people and to the institution of all Naga tribal Hohos. The two small-time conmen must keep a veil on their tongues and restrain from making such challenging statements in the future because by composing their own versions of fabricated write-ups, the history of the Zeliangrongs and its leaders can never be diluted neither in 3 days time nor in a thousand years. -MEDIA CELL, ZB NAGALAND.
DIMAPUR, JULY 3 (MExN): The Entrepreneurs Union (EU), Burma Camp Dimapur has stated that on July 2, 2013, the time frame of six months notification ended following which a meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Daniel Achumi and the under mentioned five genuine agreement holders of loan against Md. Zahir. This was stated in a press note issued to the Media. The note stated that after thorough discussion, it is resolved that the Union shall make payment only to the below mentioned genuine agreement holders. It is also resolved that, henceforth no claims of payment from any person of whatsoever shall be entertained by the Entrepreneurs Union (EU). The names are: Nurul huda Laskar, N.K chophi, Mughavi yeptho,, Satish Singh, Ram Borah Das.
DIMAPUR, JULY 3 (MExN): The Thang Students' Union has informed that members (from class 7 onwards) in station had gone for a one day fund raising wage work on July 1. A press note from the Feneral Secretary of the TSU, P Benglang informed that members out of station on that day are requested to contact the following persons entrusted to organize such project before August 5 in their respective place: K Lusop (Dimapur) at 9862593718, M Lam (Kohima) at 9856468051 and Thangsoi (Tuensang) at 9402435746. It further cautioned that strict actions as per Resolution No.1 would be initiated against all absentees.
KohIMA, JULY 3 (MExN): Nagaland Directorate Ministerial Service Association (NDMSA) has expressed grief over the sudden and untimely demise of Achu Kath Rengma, Assistant Superintendent, Department of Power and Vice-President, NDMSA on July 2, 2013 at Naga Hospital Kohima. A condolence note by NDMSA president Botovi Sema acknowledged, “In his loss, the Association has lost a senior and dedicated member who always stood by the Association in times of need.” The Association while paying tribute to the departed soul prayed that God grant solace to all the members of the bereaved family.
Cyber security awareness campaign
KohIMA, JULY 3 (MExN): A one day long cyber security awareness campaign under the aegis of National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT) under the sponsorship of Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and IT, Government of India will take place on July 5 at 10:30 am at Ruzhüphrie Government Higher Secondary School Kohima auditorium. M. Patton, IAS, principal directorcum-secretary to the education department will grace the occasion as the chief guest. Keynote address will be delivered by Er. Lanuwabang, director in-charge and project investigator, NIELIT, Kohima. Session II will witness workshop on cyber security awareness.
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The Power of Truth
The Morung Express THursDAy 4 July 2013 vol. vIII IssuE 181 By Aheli Moitra
Independent of independence
nd it is independence day! Since we like to be so American in all ways, there is no reason why we must not celebrate with the Americans this day, 237 years ago, when they were freed from the Great Britain’s cobweb. Freedom is different here; so what! Let us take this opportunity to celebrate the diversity of thought and action among the Nagas. The freedom of finding irony, freedom from knowledge, leaders say can be so exhilarating. Let us then raise a toast to: Our leaders! Hoorah! The elections have just brought back a certain clique of people to power. It must be empowering to not know how most of them spend their time or our money. It must be even more joyous not to know why a case registered against one of them is not moving forward. The people must be so pleased to be clueless about which strings are pulled, and what will ultimately affect justice. Elected representatives, after all, are nothing but shorthand for a supreme being, presented on a platter as the assembly. We really do not want to know if the ground is being pulled from underneath our feet, or what lies beneath it being sold out. May the JCBs roar on. Basic facilities? Who cares about those things? Electricity and roads are for the delicate. The Naga people are not oppressed by the lack of basic infrastructure: in fact, they are happy. The above mentioned leaders have every right to go outside the state, into foreign territory, and lie about the dreamland that Nagaland is, replete with mega roads, flowing water and high voltage electricity. Cheers to that! There is so much cash flowing in from this Delhi place. We do not need to do anything ever again to earn these crores. Politicians and bureaucrats need not be invested in spending money as per plan/s. When the money arrives in a village, there is no need to guide them. Agri link roads can come up in landslide zones right next to a bulldozed hill that was to become a highway. Buildings can come up on earthquake epicentres. There needs to be no sensible entrepreneurship on the state’s part, except for promoting Naga chillies and a few festivals. Need more independence than that? For every 100 Naga youth, 60 are unemployed. This comes with good news: there is a flurry of arms in the region. One always has the freedom to pick one (or several) up and ask for tax in order to earn. The national movement/s exist, exert, twist arms and lets their structures be exploited. The state does it too. For a people to whom the land belongs, this is ultimate freedom: the reversal of 60 years of struggle: taxed till a forearm and eye are no more enough. Did someone say human rights? Please! Women and the transgender are not included. Being an equal people in the modern world is enough. Individuals be damned. While other gender forms remain denied the right to identity, women must stay on within the limits of patriarchal structures that bind them to chains of poverty, slavery and injustice. People who shape mass opinion will criminalize other genders in the first breath, and lament of the clichés that afflict Naga society in the next. This calls for celebration. So for all you independent people out there who are being unable to handle this freedom, keep your mind aside and celebrate! But if at the end of the day, something scratches the back of your mind, make sure you wake up and speak out. For independence from independence is hardly the station you bought a ticket for. For feedback and ideas, please write to email@example.com
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Letter to CM on separate time zone for Nagaland
y Most Respected Leader Sir Neiphiu Rio (Chief Minister of Nagaland) I hope this letter finds you in good health. May your esteemed position and God’s wisdom prevail as you read this note. That Sir, It saddens me to think that while the rest of the country is awake and engaging their most productive morning hours in meaningful work, the people of Nagaland spends these hours in doing household chores. This is not our fault. But this amounts to ‘strategic discrimination’ of our state as a result of a single time zone for a vast country like India. The Indian Standard Time (IST) calculated at 82.5° East (Near Allahabad) is about 5½ hours East of 0° Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) London. The exact Longitude of Nagaland State at 94.52° East (Near Zunheboto) is almost 6½ hours East of GMT. There is a time difference of almost an hour between the IST and Nagaland. So, if it is 10:00 AM office time in Delhi, it actually is 11:00 AM in Nagaland as per time zone calculation. In Short Sir, we are arriving an hour late for work and leaving an hour late from work. Considering, the ongoing power crisis across the country in general and Nagaland in particular, the logic of saving power by changing the time zone for our state seems realistic. Owing to early sunset in Nagaland, lights have to be switched on in offices in the evening leading to excess consumption of power. To quote some advocates for a separate time zone for the North East Region Sir, R K Barman of the Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) says, “If the sun rises in Kohima at 4:00 AM, it rises in Mumbai two hours later. But this two-hour time gap is completely overlooked". Also internationally acclaimed filmmaker and former ISRO scientist Jahnu Barua says, "We are disadvantaged as far as the availability and usability of daylight and dark hours are concerned. We have gone behind by more than a decade in productivity since independence. Moreover, the total wastage of electricity at homes and offices of the region since Independence due to this is to the tune of Rs 94,900 crore." Requesting for a separate time zone for the state of Nagaland is an issue beyond my comprehension, and may God’s wisdom be with you. However, engaging the government and its servants to contribute effectively during their most productive hours for the overall development of the state, I believe is possible. In short again Sir, the official transaction time in Nagaland could be from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM following the IST. If these hearsays are right Sir, unless we do this, while Delhi goes to office at 10:00 AM, Nagaland is actually arriving to office at lunch time. If people in Nagaland is questioning why we wake up early, eat lunch and dinner earlier than the rest of the country, grows dark by 6:00 PM and sleep early while the rest of the country is still awake. We need to question if it is because of our human circadian clock which entrains to sun time. I have hope in you Sir that your wisdom on many other ways to address this ‘strategic discrimination’ will bring about a change in the lives of the people of Nagaland. Thanking you for your time in reading this humble request and eagerly waiting in anticipation.
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Takis S Pappas
Chávez & Thatcher, exemplars of charismatic leadership Chávez’s style of populism and Thatcher’s enthusiasm for privatization have spawned imitators in many parts of the world. The originals remain charismatic – meaning what exactly?
motions rose high, reactions were loud, and opinions became polarized in the aftermath of the recent deaths of Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez and Britain’s Margaret Thatcher. Fierce wars broke out between friends and foes over the legacies of the two leaders who had such dissimilar personalities, represented fundamentally opposing worldviews, and pursued different political goals. Chávez, with his scarlet beret and camouflage fatigues, was a Latin American military man promoting a leftist ideology; he was flamboyant, with an affable nature and, as author Gabriel García Márquez once remarked, an admirable ease with words. Thatcher was an ultra conservative and the first woman to hold the prime minister’s post in Britain. With her legendary handbag, and a penchant for blue wardrobes and expensive pearls, she was formal and unyielding – the Iron Lady. Look behind appearances, though, and you also find impressive similarities. Both leaders rose in relatively humble settings. Chávez, the son of a mestizo primary school teacher, grew up in a small town in the interior of Venezuela and wanted to be a football player before he became an army lieutenant and failed coup leader. Thatcher, a grocer’s daughter, was born and raised in a small Lincolnshire town before she went to Oxford, whence she took a degree in chemistry. Neither grew inside politics. And yet, despite their political outsider status, both Chávez and Thatcher became fully dominant in their countries, and also rose to international preeminence. Standing for the poor people, Chávez won four elections and five referendums, built cozy relations with Fidel Castro and other autocrats, and stood up to the “evil empire” of the United States. Thatcher won three consecutive elections fighting in the name of individual freedom and the hardworking middle classes; she befriended Ronald Reagan, fought a war against Argentina, and openly confronted political illiberalism. Bend still closer over the two leadership cases and you see an even more noteworthy similarity – their political charisma. This, to be sure, is a vague term commonly used for describing leaders with exceptional characteristics, or powers, which are however hard to identify. Charisma thus remains in the eye of the beholder. Could the seemingly disparate cases of Chávez and Thatcher help us give concrete meaning to political charisma and agree on the term’s usefuleness? Charisma is best understood as a distinct type of leadership in which some ruler is able to exercise immense personal authority over a party, or movement, simultaneously undertaking the radical transformation of an established institutional order. Charismatic leadership, therefore, is the opposite of ordinary democratic leadership, in which decision-making is primarily collective, rules are impersonal, and political change is pursued piecemeal and in moderate ways. Chávez’s personal vehicle was the Fifth Republic Movement, a party built to support his candidacy for the 1988 presidential elections, later to evolve into
n June 21, DACR (Dimapur Alliance for Child Rights) asking Church to help combat domestic child labour as reported in local newspapers. After reading this article, I am now apprehensive of what decision the Church leaders are going to take. If the church leaders are serious on these matters, I would be the happiest man on this planet as I know the influence of the Church upon its society and its capacity which can crush the social evils like domestic child labours. But if the church leaders still ignores this issue, then what would be the moral status of our Church? The role of church only in preaching does not hold any water unless some moral principles in practical deeds are in action. When you see the annual audit of churches in Nagaland, you would see most of the church's expenditures are on construction works, purchase of properties, and some other unlimited wants or necessity. If one feel that
Britain’s Margaret Thatcher
Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez
today’s Venezuelan United Socialist Party (PSUV). He also purged the army of all those suspected of disloyalty to his person, created a militia answerable only to him, and built a network of citizens’ self-help committees organized at neighbourhood level and effectively acting as his propaganda and mobilization channels. During his rule, he maintained a direct relationship with the masses, not least through Aló Presidente, his Sunday talk show. So personal was the authority system Chávez built, that he refused to surrender power until his death. Thatcher did not built her own party; instead, she imposed her personal authority over an old one. When she won the party leadership election in 1975, the Tories were an all-male, old-fashioned, patrician-dominated group. Thatcher quickly cen-
tralized party power, sacked all the “wets” opposing her course of action, and promoted to ministerial positions ideological fellow travellers and loyalists. Her resolve became dramatically evident at the moment her party expected her to retreat in the face of intense social unrest in Britain’s streets: “U-turn if you want to,” she retorted, “the Lady’s not for turning.” Personal authority over their respective parties goes a long way towards explaining the two leaders’ political radicalism. Chávez promised to sweep aside Venezuela’s old order, rewrite the constitution, and initiate the Bolivarian revolution, thus leading his country to “21st century socialism.” While in power, now controlling an elected assembly almost entirely composed of his supporters, he abolished the senate, enforced his powers, expanded the role of the armed forces, became the symbol of Latin American nationalism, and led an international crusade against the United States. Thatcher’s rule was no less radical, but had an entirely different content. Hers was a moral revolution revolving around three axes: enforcing British patriotism, servicing the productive middle classes, and confronting the twin evils of socialism at home and communism abroad. Breaking with postwar orthodoxies, the essence of her politics – that is, Thatcherism – was a challenge, not just to her domestic political opponents, but also to views that had been well established in Britain and, for that matter, in most of the western world. By creating a new –ism, Thatcher thus transformed British and world politics alike. Being charismatic, the two leaders left behind enduring policies and ideas that will remain resonant for a long time to come. Chávez’s style of populism and Thatcher’s enthusiasm for privatization have spawned imitators in many parts of the world. They also deeply affected their own parties’ lives. Without Chávez at the helm, PSUV only won a narrow victory in Venezuela’s recent election and now faces an uncertain future. And after the Tories eventually sacked Thatcher, their party became marginalised for a generation. Above all, these two leaders have been polarizing figures and the issues they addressed stirred opposed sentiments at home and abroad. No wonder, then, that, even after their deaths, Chávez and Thatcher remain controversial, both loved and loathed with pure passion.
Naga Christian society versus slavery society Zhimo sumi, Dimapur
Church should play more role on charity works, he/she would be surprised to see just a few 2 (two) or 3 (three) percent of the expenditure are spent on it! In the past, the so called issues of child labour definitely touched the ears of all civilized citizen but fell on the deaf ear and hit the bottom never to rise up again. The fact is, since many of the Naga households including Church leaders who are actively working on all the Church matters have employed some child for doing all the domestic works, they do not have the courage or
the risk of losing their child domestic worker or admitting their mistakes by raising these issues. The worst sufferers are those orphans who live with their relatives. The guardian/step parents would say they are looking after their late relative's sons or daughters. Looking after them! Who is looking after whom? When these orphans work 16 hours a day for you! (10 hours for Govt. school going orphans!) 5:00 A.M. in the morning till 9:00 P.M. waiting tirelessly for your command to come at any point
of time! Without any pay or wage! And you called these you looking after them? Please be sensible and be human with heart, not only with head! You think you are taking care of them and compensating enough for all their works by giving them two square meal a day and education. But your thinking is wrong my dear Christian soldiers. Even the maximum working hour for an adult is legally 8 hours in a day with daily wage and not without wage! The education which you think you are providing to them is in fact their 'Free Right to Education' wherever they stay. Lastly, I pray my simple English may not be misunderstood by any reader. No one can alter the time of nature. As you walk in the sand of times, the turn for your great, great grand children to take the place of domestic helper may not be far if you do not try to stop this practice today. Can you bear to imagine your sweetest son or daughter as the helpless orphan domestic helper? I hope not.
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4 July 2013
PERSPECTIVE NEWS ANALYSIS, FEATURE AND DISCOURSE
One Day in Nagaland Tunchapbo sP
strangulation of democracy K.Ritse
Asst. Professor, Senate of Serampore university
nce I came across these lines jotted down beautifully about Nagas and Nagaland, “Nagaland, in India, remained inaccessible to the outside world for ages.” Another friend (who is not a Naga) said “I found the Nagas very genial, courteous and caring. The Naga society is very tolerant and welcomes people… The hospitality of Nagas is unparalleled anywhere in India.” However, today in Nagaland there are different facets of unusual happenings which are very contradicting to what people expect and say about us. It is very clear that the incidents are not just an aberration in fact that should never happen. I would like to express some of my experiences to all the Nagas. It was one morning when I went to Dimapur for my personal work and I happened to enter the public toilet which is under the care of Dimapur Municipality, to my surprise I was charged Rs. 5 and 10 respectively for urination and passing faeces. While I was still standing, some three four persons paid the amount without uttering a word and left. This sight really hurt me to see the ignorance of our people, because so far I have hardly come across any towns/cities charging such rate, keeping aside the improper maintenance, cleanliness, sanitation, garbage in the cities/towns/villages. At another instance, I went to recharge my mobile and to my astonishment I was told that the top-up of Rs. 55/- and 100/- are sold for Rs. 60/- and 110/- respectively. I was in dire need at that hour but was reluctant to buy. So I went to another shop but I got the same result. This makes me so anxious to know how things are going on in the heart of the commercial city of Nagaland. Therefore I went to several shops and inquired however the response left me baffled with a question, “how ignorant are we?” After that I went to print and xerox my documents in a stationary shop, I was charged Rs. 20 and 5 per copy each (printing and xeroxing). I did go again to another stationary shop just in case but I realized that the second shop was even more costly then the first one. This was very surprising because I had never ever come across such things in other parts of India. Apart from that, what I encountered was, most of the other goods are sold more than the MRP. On top of that another interesting dispiriting fact is, most of the shopkeepers have the habit of saying “no change” (though they have), and shopkeeper/customer also don’t bother to give/ask back the remaining amount (like one to ten). Money value is not valued. Later I have to catch an auto to rush to the taxi stand, perhaps, I am aware of town trip (rate) in Dimapur that is Rs. 30 but again I was charged Rs. 50 which was very annoying, however, I don’t want to wrangle with the driver because it’s only a matter of Rs. 10/20 and it’s not so pleasing to throw away my prestige because of few amounts. But deep down in my heart I was asking myself “why is this happening in Nagaland unlike any other states”? Then I met one of my friends who suggested me to hire a non-Naga vehicle or to always enter non-Naga shops from now on in order to bargain better or pay lesser amount. After a while I reached the taxi stand and picked up another passenger taxi to go to Kohima, the journey usually takes one and half hours or little more, covering approximately 70 kms distance charging taxi fare Rs. 200. I was shocked because this is beyond imagination when we compare with other parts of the cities/towns. I felt that we Nagas are so ignorant and don’t value money. And on the pretext of new/different systems many are cheated ignorantly. As soon as I reached Kohima I felt so disgusted because the road system was so horrible. In fact that is the main National Highway passing the main two cities of Nagaland. The road system in Nagaland is not even to call as a road even inside the towns/cities and national highways, leaving aside the roads that leads to different districts/small towns/villages. The best road or national highway in Nagaland cannot be even compared with the worst roads in other parts of our country. Then after, I went to office for some urgent work. When I reached the office, the offices donned with an almost nostalgic look of lethargy – employees showing up late, leaving early from work and some not showing up at all. I couldn’t complete my work because of certain excuses from the office. While I was on my way in the main town there were some drunkards causing havoc in the streets but nobody even seems to take notice of the event. I was pondering if it is in other states the Police would have immediately swung into action and the culprits put behind bars. Another painful picture of our state is, though Nagaland is declared as “dry State” may be a decade earlier or more, liquor is available in plenty and several
bars are functioning openly in all the corners. Nagaland is waning its values in the ultra modern life style with liquor addiction in emulating the western lifestyle. It is estimated that there are more than 15 million addicts in India recently. Nagaland and Manipur are reported to have the highest addicts in the country. Alcoholism is the cancer of society. Hence it results to the rise of even deadly disease – AIDS. The states like Nagaland and Manipur are reportedly worst victims of HIV/AIDS in the NE region. Meanwhile, I met my friend coming out after a very big disappointment saying one of our state ministers assured him of giving him a job but it turns out to be otherwise. Today bribery/backdrops appointment are very common – Maximum of the appointments are with an unfair means even to get Police/IRB constable, primary teacher, not mentioning the bigger jobs. There is no much avenue for the capable/educated and rightful candidates. After a while, I was flipping through the local newspaper and sighted many strange news about, Nagaland becoming the “world biggest number of satanic worshippers” whereas the state declared herself as “Nagaland for Christ.” I read in a rejoinder about the factional clashes due to different factions collecting taxes. In fact today different factional groups collect ‘taxes’ from the people to fund their activities and at times results with a lot of bloodshed fighting and communal riots within the society. Apart from that there are lots of killings, extortions and Corruptions in the name of Nagas’ sovereignty. Besides, the news about Rape citing every half an hour a woman is raped/sexually assaulted, this is not exception to Nagaland. And what’s more worst is Naga children were rescued trafficking illegally from the clutches of a Naga. In the meantime, a friend of mine shared another discouraging ordeal about the educational system in the state. I was told that most of the educational institutes (schools/colleges) scrutinize so much to get the best students to admit in their institution/s. He was sharing about his impatience and struggles for his cousin to admit in the school. A new system of educational institutes where there are no more places for the average grade students. Where will our average grade Naga brothers and sisters go? On the other hand the New Indian Education System focuses on RIGHT TO EDUCATION. Where do we stand? Soon after that I got inside the city bus. A guy was smoking inside the bus comfortably where as I saw in the inside front of the bus a block letter head ‘No Smoking’. To my shock no one dared to stop him. I got so wild and chided him for his ill-manner in the public bus somehow he puffed hurriedly and threw the cigar. I was sitting in the last row from there I saw an old lady with hunch back standing right in the middle with some teenagers behind and in front of her. I felt so upset questioning why there is no reservation for senior citizens/ elders, handicapped and women. It is very unfortunate to say that buses plying on the roads or in other areas particularly in the cities/towns have abandoned this
practice. This is a violation of age-old Nagas humanitarian values. While I was returning, on the way I came across some military personals operating and checking vehicles. There were two non-local friends travelling inside the state without Inner-line-Permit in the vehicle, and another lady with beverage (wine) packages who were caught, so they were called to their booth. I was wondering what will happen but they were set free after some compromise. The military personals had received some favors in cash from them and their case was immediately solved. Law and order was on sale. It was night when I got back home. I was felt with mixed feelings recollecting and reflecting the day’s experiences to pen them down. At that instance there was so much disturbances due to the frequent power cut-off. Then I went to my friend sharing my concerns and he appended more of his experiences saying, “Nagaland a land of Festivals.” Hornbill Festival is considered as the festival of Nagaland which attracts people from almost all corners of the world. However, it seems the festival is becoming a carnival festival. He witnessed during the Mega- Mela the use of liquor; toxic drugs and body-baring programs which are very visible. Coming to Games and sports, Nagas who are known in the field of sports for their caliber are at stake with little hope to visualize bringing forth national or international players by seeing the condition of its facilities – infrastructures, maintenance, for instance the State Hostel and SAI (Sports Authority of India) Hostel in Dimapur. Most of the promising players, athletes are not given proper guidance and their future careers were hampered and are doomed. Another very pertinent issue is, the Nagas depends on the products which are provided from the flora and fauna. Undoubtedly, we the Nagas are blessed with unique and very rare topography. But if we are rampantly destroying the environment, how can we expect to get the best of its fruits so as ensure that “our unique flora and fauna” is maintained and enjoyed in the generation to come? What will be the future of Nagaland? After all those horrible experiences and thought provoking discussions, I felt indebted without taking a challenge to share to my fellow Naga friends. Therefore, in order to go to a cyber cafe I went to the auto stand but I waited again almost an hour because there was no systematic arrangement queue system neither for the passengers and drivers in almost all the auto/taxi stations. It’s not first come first rather the one who is smarter /stronger etc gets the chances. At last I got into the Internet Cafe and email my write-up to the Editor/s of the local dailies to publish my experiences thinking that it may enlighten people to make corrupt-free, violent-free Nagaland and to take up the issues and concerns for better Nagaland. I appeal the concern peoples/departments in both private and government and individuals to take a call to rebuild Nagaland. Are we not responsible for the broken and corrupted Nagaland? Who will spearhead the change?
Tuluni- an annual festival of sumi Tribe Khekiye K. Sema, IAS (Rtd) Forest Colony, Kohima
From previous issue DAY-6 (TUPULANI): THE DAY OF THE YOUTH: It was the Olympic day equivalent of their times. The youth, both male and female would represent their respective alozhi and compete with one another in front of their community audience. It was an important day for stock taking of the talents in the village. They had traditional sports such as leg kicking, top spinning, high jump, long jump, spear jump, shot putt, greased pole climbing and so on. The Sumi tribe has been dubbed as a martial tribe. The leg kicking competition, now being evolved as “kitido”- (akin to ‘taikwando’), was a sport that would attract intense attention as a test for warriors. The endurance level of women (married or otherwise) was also put under scrutiny. They would skip and jump to exhaustion. The lady who out-skipped the others would win and become the pride of the community. Depending on her marital status and her looks she would perhaps
top the chart of the matrimonial column. While sporting was an entertainment in itself the forefathers warmed their hearts with the knowledge that the village was blessed with up-coming warriors to protect the village and worthy mothers who would bear healthy children as they journeyed into their future. This was also a day of remembrance for the dead. The graves were cleaned and small pieces of soft meat wrapped in plantain leaves would be placed on the graves as an offering to the dead. When these packages were unwrapped three days after, to see whether the dead had accepted the offering, they would mysteriously find the departed having partaken of their share, with evidence of bite marks in the meat. Laugh if you please but this was a fact in their times. This day was also spent to clean the village surroundings and the village wells. End of Day VI. DAY- 7 (TUGHAKHANI): THE DAY OF THE SPIRITS: The fear for the ethereal spirits was pronounced on this day. No one crossed the village gates (ALIWO), which would remain barricaded. It would
seem like a story from the twilight zone but strangely enough, they believed anyone violating this ritual by venturing outside the village parameter would suffer ill health or deformities. Women and children remained indoor for fear of evil spirits, known to maim and kill those found outside. Come sunset, boys old enough to wear loincloth would join their elders in performing the ritual of driving out the spirits from the village. They would together go round the whole village beating drums and anything that made loud noises, shouting community war cries and asking the spirits to depart from the village. Once this ritual was accomplished, they would collect paddy husks and millet stalks (because of it’s enduring capacity to keep the fire alive), stack it near the main entrance pillar of the house and set fire to it before retiring for the night: the final act of discouraging the spirits that may have slipped through the line, from entering their homes. Our ancestral spirits must have had serious problems with fire, smoke and loud noise. Thus would conclude a harrowing but a memorable week of festivity. Typically primitive and unbelievably
superstitious as it would all seem to us now, the omni-presence of spirits and the deadly force of nature confounded them beyond their comprehension and had therefore, commanded deep respect and fear. There would not be a single tribe among the Nagas whose ancestors did not pay obeisance to the spirits in one form or another. Indeed the fear for the spirits and nature was ultrareal but it was also the driving force, which over the centuries, ultimately shaped the positive character of a hospitable people who learnt to give and share without reservation; where begging and stealing was considered a taboo and a degradation of dignity of ones’ self and to the community one belonged; (One is unlikely to see a Naga beggar on the streets of Nagaland); where a word given was a matter of honour one had to live by; a community that believed in forgiving as a part of living. Times have changed but perhaps not very much for the better. Today, we need to take a hard look at ourselves, go back in time and imbibe some of those wonderful values of our past all over again, even if the spirits no longer are a threat to us as it was to them. Concluded
Ex-ACM & Ex-Chairman Pfutsero Town Adhoc Committee
ccording to Abraham Lincoln Democracy is for the people, of the people and by the people. If we take this quotation as the yardstick of democracy and compare to the present condition of the society, the state of Nagaland is jumbling up the interpretation of its meaning. The fact of the matter is the running of the Municipal/Town councils by the bureaucrats as CEO in all the big Towns and recognized Towns in Nagaland state for a period of more than four years time. No doubt because of the court interferences in the matter of 33% women reservation at the highest court (Supreme court) the conduct of Municipal/Town councils elections have been delayed. But the explanation of such failure in conduct of public represented bodies is not sufficient to justify the government stand when stick on the real meaning of Democratic system of governance the society. When the society omits the words “by the people” the goal post of democracy is shifted to its own convenient place so as to avoid goal score. When stressed back to the abolishment of Area council in Nagaland state just by the single person committee report, the same Municipal/Town council local Governance bodies can be easily removed by the Government on the pretext of not applicable in the society. In other states of this largest Democratic country there are two tier system of Governing the society. For instance, the LOK SABHA & RAJA SABHA, the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council. In the Panchayat system the Zilla parisad and Gram parisad are glaring examples of two tier system. Where is the stand of Nagaland state in the context of functioning of the government. Going beyond one step further and run the Government without the active participation of the public may lead to autocratic or anarchical system of government, not firmly footed on the real democratic norms. In that case the uniqueness and distinct fabric of Naga self government of village as an autonomous structure for which Nagas are well known to other societies is going to be diluted. As a human being we tends to look the soft side the society where by our ideas and concerned of the people can be easily accessible and implemented taking the help of like-minded group of people who have the same intellectual level. By doing so we naturally ignored the bigger chunk of the population and their active participation is neglected. Let there be a way to ventilate the public problems and give a chance to solve their own problem and opening an avenue to actively participate public as a whole like we do in communitisation of primary school education and other communitisation programs. That way the mass of the people is not dancing at the drum beat of the politicians and the bureaucrats at the tune of the controllers. The society of Nagas is very fortunate that where ever you go, you find a lot of persons who wanted to contribute at least something towards the society. For that matter a lot of NGOs plus local bodies like youths, students, public organizations, churches etc. in line of its own tribe levels assist the government in tackling day to day issues pertaining to the growth of the society. But all are just work-charge bodies and not a guardian of the society on regular basis. Also there is no systematic hierarchical structure in nature. All depend on the Govt. for an assignment and once get the assignments they all ask for a pound of flesh of their share from the Government. So the government at times cannot feed them in a stroke of time. Therefore all these bodies ask for their survival from the lone public mandate representative and the bureaucrats. By any means, whether through proper channel or not, the Govt. and bureaucrats have to find the ways to fulfill their demands. This become a habit and breeds the corruptions of all kind in the Nagaland state. The contribution towards the welfare state of Nagaland Govt. is nil and the sense of my Government is only felt by the politicians who are in power. As such the most known phrase “Don’t ask things from your government but ask for your contribution towards the smooth running of the govt.” is not there in the mind set of the people. For all these reasons, since the inception of our statehood Nagaland state depend on the flow of additional funds from the central Govt. to run our state Govt. The frequent talk on self-reliance and self-sufficiency so on and so forth are only a meaningless description and no one cares to comprehend the concept and practice in life. Another syndrome which really deteriorates and devastates the very fabric of the democratic society across the length and breadth in Nagaland is the collection of all types of taxes. Patronizing such collection of taxes by the society and knowingly acknowledging and give an appropriate justification by the Govt. it is another unbelievable happening for the years together. If not worsen such collection year by year without taking the consent of the people is an imposition and equivalent to dictatorial rule of society. Be it underground (National workers), middle ground (Govt. machineries) or Over ground (the NGOs and the Churches, all are the parasite of the state govt. siphoning the Govt. exchequer without any hesitation. How can we blame the Govt. for not implementing the development works as per the description of the said projects? .when the society’s demand for legal or illegal taxes is too much and uncontrollable. Enjoying the special status of statehood under the protection of Article no.371(b) Nagaland state is rampantly using the central funds & grants in the manner of free income tax. Is it not a beggar state? But Nagaland state holds a permit to meet the greed of society in the name of self designated organizations and few individuals who never ever bother the word CORRUPTION and deposit a huge amount in the international banks outside this India country in spite of having good assets within and outside Nagaland state. This is not a democratic society which the people longs for. Therefore let us awake and raise our voice base on the truth and save our democratic norms and practices which had been sealed by our ancestral in our mind instead of strangulating the real democracy which is still very much present in our blood. I seek your apology if I happens hurt your sentiments while expressing my views and share with you.
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Ishrat Jahan encounter was ‘fake’: CBI chargesheet
AhmedAbAd, July 3 (Agencies): Ishrat Jahan, Pranesh Pillai alias Javed Sheikh, Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were killed in a fake encounter, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has told an Ahmedabad court in the first chargesheet filed in the case on Wednesday. According to the CBI chargesheet Ishrat Jahan and three others were kept in illegal confinement, put on tranquilizer before they were killed in cold blood on June 15, 2004. The CBI chargesheet says the agency has evidence to prove that the four were illegally detained and later killed in cold blood. But the CBI chargesheet does not mention whether Ishrat and others were terrorists or not. Senior IPS officer DG Vanzara and other Gujarat police officers collected weapons from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) office and then planted them on Ishrat and others. The chargesheet says on Vanzara’s instructions, suspended IPS officer GL Singhal Singhal went to the IB office on June 14 and collected a bag of weapons used in the encounter. According to the CBI IB officer Rajinder Kumar was heading state investigation bureau during the period when the encounter was carried out. Gujarat Police officers were deployed in different places in the name of nakabandi (pickets) in Ahmedabad to manage the encounter, the chargesheet says. Charges of murder, kidnapping and illegal confinement against eight Gujarat Police officers including Vanzara have been slapped by the CBI. In another important development Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Amit Shah have not been named in the first chargesheet. IB officer Rajinder Kumar, too, has not been named in the chargesheet as accused. But absconding Gujarat Additional Director General of Police PP Pandey has been named as one of the accused in the case. The CBI chargesheet also says that Kumar and Pandey interacted with Ishrat and Javed at Khodiyar farm a few days before the
‘We fear some high profile names will be kept hidden’
encounter which conclusively proves that Ishrat Jahan case timeline: she was abducted by Gujarat Police offiOn June 15, 2004 Ishrat Jahan and cers NK Amin and Tarun Barot from Vasad three others were killed in an encounter toll booth. near Ahmedabad. Police claim they were People killed in the encounter on June members of the Pakistan-based LeT on a 15, 2004: mission to kill Modi. The encounter killings of four people Ishrat Jahan: A college girl from Mumbra, Maharashtra, belonged to a lower Ishrat Jahan Raza, a 19-year-old girl from middle class family. Second of seven Mumbai, and three men - Pranesh Pilsiblings, Ishrat was the breadwinner lai (alias Javed Gulam Sheikh), Amjad Ali of the family after her father’s death in Rana and Zeeshan Johar took place on an empty road stretch between Ahmedabad 2002. Pranesh Pillai alias Javed Sheikh: A and Gandhinagar in Gujarat. On June 11, 2004, Ishrat left for Nashik Mumbai-based petty criminal involved in counterfeit currency and smuggling. with Javed. It’s not known how she came to Gujarat on June 15 He was friends with Ishrat. Amjad Ali Rana: Allegedly a Pakistani The probe: national but there’s no documentary September 2009: Ahmedabad metroevidence to prove it. His identity repolitan magistrate SP Tamang calls the mains a mystery. encounter fake. Zeeshan Johar: Allegrdly a Pakistani September 2010: Gujarat HC constinational but no one claimed his and tutes new SIT after the RK RaghavanAmjad Ali’s bodies after they were headed SIT expresses its inability to unkilled. Zeeshan was allegedly handed dertake the probe. New SIT is headed over to Gujarat police by IB officials beby one IPS officer from outside Gujarat fore the encounter.
Cong warns oppn against politics on Uttarakhand
new delhi, July 3 (PTi): Slamming BJP leader Sushma Swaraj for seeking dismissal of the Uttarakhand government over its handling of the flood tragedy, the Congress on Wednesday asked the Opposition to desist from playing politics over relief work. Congress general secretary Ambika Soni, who is AICC in-charge for Uttarakhand, said that since MLAs and MPs have also now been made an integral part of the relief work under a new mechanism, “where is the question of politics. These MP and MLAs could belong to any political party.” “I consider it very unfortunate as it comes at this stage, when we have just begun to work on the second phase of relief work. We should resist politicising relief works. “It is very unfortunate that top leaders make such comments because everyone is trying to do what best can be done... This is a massive tragedy that has happened to those who went there for pilgrimage....It is not proper to politicise those sentiments... This was playing with those sentiments. That was not the right statement,” Soni told reporters.
India to take up with US snooping of its embassy
Swaraj had on Monday tweeted that Uttarakhand government should be dismissed for being inept and incompetent in handling the crisis in the state. The war of words between BJP and Congress over the Uttarakhand tragedy has intensified in last two days with the main opposition party claiming that the country has witnessed the “biggest failure” of the Centre and the Vijay Bahuguna government in dealing with the situation. Taking a jibe at Rahul Gandhi, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaj Hussain had said yesterday, “the biggest VIP of the country went there (Uttarakhand) while our leaders were stopped”. Soni, however countered it saying that Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde had disapproved of the visits of VIPs during the tragedy as that time rescue operation were more important but there are changes in the situation now. “Nobody is stopping anyone’s visits but they should realise that they will have to work there under difficult conditions. There are not motorable roads at present so that anyone can drive in the area in a taxi,” she said.
Smartphones to be Congress’ poll weapon
PAnAJi, July 3 (iAns): Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, one of the biggest political weapons of tghe Congress will be smartphones. If Congress leader Digvijaya Singh is to be believed, the humble smartphone - which is getting increasingly popular across mobile user segments - has the potential to shape opinions and counter negatives when combined with the social media. Speaking to key Congress leaders in Goa Wednesday, Digvijaya Singh implored them to start using smartphones and get active on social media fora like Twitter and Facebook to counter the BJP’s “disinformation” campaign. “The computer is old now. What is important is the smartphone. All senior Congress leaders and spokespersons should sign up for Twitter accounts and get their presence felt in social media. We have to increase our people on it,” said Digvijaya Singh, who was recently appointed the Congress general secretary in charge of the party affairs in Goa. His comments come a few months after a study conducted by the IRIS Knowledge Foundation and Internet and Mobile Association of India said that 160 out of the 543 Lok Sabha constituencies would be influenced significantly by social media during the next general elections. Digvijaya Singh went on to say that the All India Congress Committee (AICC) was in the process of beefing up its information technology (IT) cell with personnel and technological capabilities to ensure that the Congress left its stamp on the virtual medium. The former Madhya Pradesh chief minister also said that the central IT cell would also help the state unit with the brass tacks of social media and smartphone exploitation. “The IT cell here has to be strengthened. You can ask for all the help needed from the AICC,” Digvijaya Singh said. “We have to counter the disinformation campaign in the social media which is being carried out by the BJP. The PCC (Pradesh Congress Committee) spokespersons should articulate the views of the Congress and take up the debates going on aggressively. Social media is something we cannot ignore,” he added.
new delhi, July 3 (Agencies): Expressing apprehensions that some high profile names will be kept hidden in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, her uncle Rauf Lala said, “We are waiting for the chargesheet which will name the people who ordered the encounter. We fear that some high profile names will be kept hidden.” “We have been saying that Ishrat was innocent; CBI is also saying the same. We are worried how the BJP and the Congress are politicising the case. BJP and Congress both are equally responsible, both never helped us,” Lala said.
and two Gujarat cadre officers Mohan Jha and Satish Verma. January 2011: Verma calls encounter fake, accuses other members of not allowing unbiased probe. December 2011: HC orders CBI probe in the case. February 2013: CBI makes its first arrest, Gujarat IPS GL Singhal. The detailed probe first by the SIT and subsequently by the CBI did not find any link between the dead and the LeT. May 2013: CBI court issues an arrest warrant against Gujarat’s ADG PP Pande. May 2013: IB special director Rajinder Kumar summoned for interrogation. June 2013: CBI removes Verma from probe team, summons Rajinder Kumar. June 28: Union Home Ministry refuses to sanction Kumar’s prosecution. July 3: CBI files chargesheet, calls it a fake encounter. The agency says Ishrat Jahan, Pranesh Pillai alias Javed Sheikh, Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were killed in a fake encounter.
Cabinet clears Ordinance to implement world’s largest food security prog
new delhi, July 3 (PTi): The government today decided to promulgate an ordinance to give nation’s two-third population the right to 5 kgs of foodgrain every month at highly subsidised rates of Rs 1-3 per kg. The Cabinet, which had on last month deferred a decision on the issue, today approved promulgating an ordinance to implement the Food Security Bill, sources said. With this, India will join select league of countries in the world that guarantee majority of its population foodgrains. At Rs 125,000 crore of government support, the food security programme will be the largest in the world. The Ordinance is being promulgated just weeks before the scheduled Monsoon session of Parliament. Even after the Ordinance, the Bill will have to be approved by both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. The Ordinance, which will guarantee 5 kg of rice, wheat and coarse cereals per month per person at a fixed price of Rs 3, 2, 1, respectively, will come into effect after President Pranab Mukherjee signs it. However, about 2.43 crore poorest of the poor families covered under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) scheme under PDS (Public Distribution System) would get legal entitlement to 35 kg of foodgrains per family per month. Officials said the Ordinance will be presented to the President tomorrow. Once President signs it, rules will be framed. The programme will be rolled-out from August after state governments prepare the beneficiary list. The scheme will take at least six moths to cover the entire country, they said.
BORDER ROADS ORGANISATION NOTICE INVITING TENDER (NATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING)
1. The Commander 15 BRTF, PIN-930 015, C/O 99 APO on behalf of President of India invites tender(s) from the eligible contractors for the following work(s):-
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1.SUPPLY AND STACKING OF STONE BOULDER, STONE MEDAL 40MM AND SAND FOR SRMD WORK (2012-13) ON ROAD TUENSANG-MON- NAGINIMORA BETWEEN KM 15.640 TO KM 160.00 UNDER 100 RCC/15 BRTF ROAD SECTOR PROJECT SEWAK IN THE STATE OF NAGALAND [Job No. 726/119] (Tender No-03)
(a) Cost: `. 7.50 lakh (b) Period of completion: 06 months (c) Earnest money: `. 15,000/-
(a) Cost of tender: `. 500/(b) Availability: on or before 19 Jun 2013 (c) Submission up to 1200 hrs on 09 Jul 2013
2.SUPPLY AND STACKING OF STONE BOULDER, STONE METAL 40MM AND SAND FOR PMT WORKS AND RB MATERIAL FOR GSB, STONE METAL 63-45MM FOR WBM, STONE CHIPS 13.20MM, STONE CHIPS 11.20MM, SAND & FIREWOOD FOR BT WORK FOR SRMD WORK (2012-13) ON ROAD MARIANIMOKOKCHUNG BETWEEN KM 37.150 TO KM 65.110 UNDER 100 RCC/15 BRTF ROAD SECTOR PROJECT SEWAK IN THE STATE IF NAGALAND [Job No. 705/77] (Tender No – 04)
(a) Cost: `. 7.24 lakh (b) Period of completion: 06 months (c) Earnest money: `. 14.500/-
(a) Cost of tender: `. 500/(b) Availability: on or before 19 Jun 2013 (c) Submission up to 1200 hrs on 09 Jul 2013
3.SUPPLY AND STACKING OF STONE BOULDER, STONE METAL 40MM, STONE CHIPS 20MM AND SAND FOR EXECUTION OF ACCOMODATION WORK AT KM 18.00 ON KOHIMA-PEDI-PEREN ROAD UNDER 98 RCC/15 BRTF ROAD SECTOR PROJECT SEWAK IN THE STATE OF NAGALAND [Job No. J-2706/08] (Tender No – 05)
(a) Cost: `. 6.60 lakh (b) Period of completion: 08 months (c) Earnest money: `. 13.200/-
(a) Cost of tender: `. 500/(b) Availability: on or after 19 Jun 2013 (c) Submission up to 1200 hrs on 10 Jul 2013
4.SUPPLY OF PRE-FABRICATED SL SHED OF SIZE 15.25M X 6.10M WITH ALL FITMENTS FOR EXECUTION OF ROAD SIDE ACCOMODATION WORK AT KM 18.00 ON KOHIMAPEDI-PEREN ROAD UNDER 98 RCC/15 BRTF ROAD SECTORPROJECT SEWAK IN THE STATE OF NAGALAND [Job No. J-2706/08] (Tender No-06)
(a) Cost: `. 7.40 lakh (b) Period of completion: 06 months (c) Earnest money: `. 14.800/-
(a) Cost of tender: `. 500/(b) Availability: on or after 19 Jun 2013 (c) Submission up to 1200 hrs on 10 Jul 2013
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new delhi, July 3 (iAns): India said Wednesday it was “concerned at disconcerting reports” of the Indian embassy in Washington DC being snooped upon by the National Security Agency and would take up the issue with the US. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin, to a query, said India has “seen and studied media reports of our embassy in Washington being in the list of diplomatic missions which were intrusively monitored by US agencies”. “We are concerned at such disconcerting reports and will certainly raise with US authorities such serious allegations,” he said. On external affairs minister Salman Khurshid’a remarks defending the vast US surveillance programme, for which the minister received a lot of flak from opposition parties as well as several commentators, the spokesperson, in sharp contrast, said “our views remain what we have said previously, that we were concerned.” British newspaper The Guardian had reported that the National Security Agency had bugged the Indian embassy, which was among 38 “targets” the US intelligence service. The report was part of latest revelations provided by fugitive Central Intelligence Agency agent Edward Snowden, who is reportedly in the transit zone of Moscow airport.
Following Maoists attack, fear grips Jharkhand bureaucracy
RAnchi, July 3 (PTi): The fatal attack on a district police superintendent by Maoists on Tuesday has left the bureaucracy in Jharkhand concerned, as the state paid a tearful farewell to the slain Pakur police chief Amarjit Balihar. “Have we become a soft target?” a top IAS official posed the question to a CRPF officer after laying a wreath on the body of Balihar who became another victim of the Maoist violence in the state. The CRPF officer, who wishes to remain incognito, explained that the jungles around Dumka/Pakur had been cordoned off and no one would be allowed to slip away. Explaining the modus operandi of the extremists, he said that the Naxalites come in large numbers and melt among the people in small groups after carrying out an attack. “They hide their arms in the forests,” the police officer said. At least 30 rebels were killed and more than 294 Naxalites of different extremist groups, including CPI (Maoist), arrested this year in the state. The police has been continuously carrying out operations in various districts like Latehar, Palamau, Garhwa, Chatra, Ranchi and Khunti. Now its focus will be on Dumka, particularly Ramgarh, Kathikund and Gopikandar blocks, where Maoist violence had been reported earlier too.
GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND
DIRECTORATE OF LABOUR NAGALAND, KOHIMA
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Dated Kohima, the
Under Article XI of the Constitution of the Dimapur District Autorickshaw Drivers Union (DDADU), the Election Commission was set up to conduct the election for the post of President under Article VIII 3 (h) for the tenure 2013-2016. As per the report since there was no intending candidate for the post of President, the Executive Council unanimously decided to nominate Shri. K. Hokaito Zhimomi vice President to the post of President DDADU for the tenure 2013-2016 and recommended to the Election Commission. Accordingly, the Election Commission accepted and declared Shri. K. Hokaito Zhimomi as President DDADU unopposed. Any objection / suggestion regarding the conduct / nomination of Shri. K. Hokaito Zhimomi as President DDADU may be submitted in written to the Registrar of Trade Unions, Nagaland Kohima within 7(seven) days from the date of publication of this circular. Sd/Er.L.NUNGSHIYANGER AIER Joint Labour Commissioner (HoD) Cum Registrar of Trade Unions Nagaland, Kohima.
GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND
DIRECTORATE OF TOURISM NAGALAND: KOHIMA.
Dated Kohirna, the 26thJune 2013.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR LEASING OUT TOURISM ASSETS. In pursuance of Communitization of Public Institutions and Services Act 2002, the Department of Tourism Govt. of Nagaland is leasing out its assets (Mini Tourist Lodges, Rest Houses, Cafeteria, Lakes, Wayside Amenities, Cottages, Pilgrimage Centres, Resorts, Reception Centres, Tourist Villages etc.) created in Rural Areas. Highways and District Headquarters to local communities, such as, Village Councils, VDEs, Local Entrepreneurs, Individuals, Groups and Churches for the sustainable management through formal execution of MoU between the tenants (Private Parties) and the owner (Govt.) wherever, such assets exist in Nagaland. The idea behind is to involve the private parties for the management of public properties at the grassroot level in a participative way and to let them have a sense of stakeholdeship in the assets so created and also to generate awareness for the preservation of our dwindling wildlife, ecology and environment and for the promotion of rural, ethnic, cultural, eco and adventure-tourism in our state in a big and sustainable way so as to fulfill our full Tourism potential. The following terms and conditions shall also be observed besides the aforesaid given above: 1) Nominal License fee shall be realized from the tenant(s) quarterly of the calendar year and the tenant(s) shall be charged fees for the services or facilities in respect of the tourist amenities/assets so handed over to them. 2) The License holder/stakeholder should furnish security deposit in the form of Fixed Term Deposit Receipt (TDR) drawn in favour of the Director of Tourism, Nagaland: Kohima. 3) Initial leasing period shall be for a period of 3(three) years which can be further extended based on the assessment of the performances and style of functioning of the management agencies. 4) On completion of the MoU formalities laid down the Department would communitize its assets by granting license to private parties for running the business of food and lodging for promotion of Tourism in the State. 5) In case of any asset where the VCs/Organizations are not in a position to take over the management, the Govt. has the right to lease it out to any other person/organization/society. 6) Interested parties are, therefore, invited to submit their applications on or before July 26th 2013 with No Objection Certificate from the concerned VCCs/Land Owners Associations/Town Committee to the Department for further necessary execution of MoU Rent, Security Deposit fixation and other details etc. (Purakhu Angami) Addl. Director (HOD)
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Mursi, Egypt army ready to die in “Final Hours” showdown
CAIRO, July 3 (REutERs): Egypt’s army commander and Islamist President Mohamed Mursi each pledged to die for his cause as a deadline neared on Wednesday that will trigger a military takeover backed by protesters. Military chiefs, vowing to restore order in a country racked by demonstrations over Mursi’s Islamist policies, issued a call to battle in a statement headlined “The Final Hours”. They said they were willing to shed blood against “terrorists and fools” after Mursi refused to give up his elected office. Less than three hours before an ultimatum was due to expire for Mursi to agree to share power or make way for an army-imposed solution, the president’s spokesman said it was better that he die in defence of democracy than be blamed by history. In an emotional, rambling midnight television address, Mursi said he was democratically elected and would stay in office to uphold the constitutional order, declaring: “The price of preserving legitimacy is my life.” Liberal opponents said that showed he had “lost his mind”. Two army armoured vehicles took up position outside state broadcasting headquarters on the Nile River bank and most staff were evacuated from the building, security sources said. The state news agency MENA said civil servants were occupying the cabinet office and would not let Prime Minister Hisham Kandil enter the building. The official spokesman of Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement said supporters were willing to become martyrs to defend him. “There is only one thing we can do: we will stand in between the tanks and the president,” Gehad ElHaddad told Reuters at the movement’s protest encampment in a Cairo suburb that houses many military installations and is near
Opponents of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi shout slogans during a protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, July 3. Egypt’s military moved to tighten its control on key institutions Wednesday, even putting officers in the newsroom of state TV, in preparation for an almost certain push to remove the country’s Islamist president when an afternoon ultimatum expires. (AP Photo)
the presidential palace. “We will not allow the will of the Egyptian people to be bullied again by the military machine.” The Egypt25 television station owned and run by the Brotherhood was continuing to broadcast live split-screen coverage of pro-Mursi demonstrations. The state-run AlAhram newspaper said Mursi was expected to either step down or be removed from office and the army would set up a three-member presidential council to be chaired by the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court. A military source said he expected the army to first call political, social and economic figures and youth activists for talks on its draft roadmap for the country’s future.
Political sources said armed forces commander General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met the main liberal opposition leader, Nobel peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, the heads of the Muslim and Christian religious authorities and leaders of smaller Islamist parties on Wednesday. A military source denied that Sisi and ElBaradei were meeting. The Brotherhood’s political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, refused an invitation to meet Sisi, saying it only recognised the elected president. A military spokesman said there was no time set for an official statement or speech by the armed forces command. REVOLUTION SAVED? A mass of revellers on Cairo’s
Tahrir Square feted the army overnight for, in their eyes, saving the revolutionary democracy won there two years ago when an uprising toppled autocratic President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Large crowds were gathering in the square again on Wednesday afternoon. But Mursi’s backers denounced the army’s intervention as a coup. At least 16 people, mostly supporters of the president, were killed and about 200 wounded when gunmen opened fire overnight on pro-Mursi demonstrators at Cairo University campus. The Muslim Brotherhood accused uniformed police of the shooting. The Interior Ministry said it was investigating.
China ready to join UN: 2001-2010 decade shows faster warming trend fight on terrorism
GENEVA, July 3 (AP): Global warming accelerated since the 1970s and broke more countries’ temperature records than ever before in the first decade of the new millennium, U.N. climate experts said Wednesday. A new analysis from the World Meteorological Organization says average land and ocean surface temperatures from 2001 to 2010 rose above the previous decade, and were almost a half-degree Celsius above the 1961-1990 global average. The decade ending in 2010 was an unprecedented era of climate extremes,
Drone attack kills 17 in Pak
PEsHAWAR, July 3 (REutERs): A U.S. drone strike killed at least 17 people in Pakistan’s restive border region early on Wednesday, Pakistani security officials said, in the biggest such attack this year, and the second since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took office. Most of those killed were fighters for the Haqqani network, according to three Taliban commanders and security officials. Two missiles hit a house near the main market in Miranshah, the provincial capital of the tribal region of North Waziristan. The region is considered a Taliban stronghold. Many were wounded in the attack, local tribesman Kaleemullah Dawar said, but rescuers delayed for fear of falling victim to a second attack, a common tactic with drone strikes. “It was not possible for the people to start rescue work for some time, as the drones were still flying over the area,” Dawar said. Sharif, who won elections in May, has called for an immediate end to U.S. drone strikes on the grounds that they are a breach of Pakistan’s sovereignty. The U.S. says it is attacking militants in areas the Pakistani army cannot reach.
the agency said, evidenced by heat waves in Europe and Russia, droughts in the Amazon Basin, Australia and East Africa, and huge storms like Tropical Cyclone Nargis and Hurricane Katrina. Data from 139 nations show that droughts like those in Australia, East Africa and the Amazon Basin affected the most people worldwide. But it was the hugely destructive and deadly floods like those in Pakistan, Australia, Africa, India and Eastern Europe that were the most frequent extreme weather events. WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud says the
data doesn’t support the notion among some in the scientific community of a slowdown, or lull, in the pace of planetary warming in recent years. “The last decade was the warmest, by a significant margin,” he said. “If anything we should not talk about the plateau, we should talk about the acceleration.” Jarraud says the data shows warming accelerated between 1971 and 2010, with the past two decades increasing at rates never seen before amid rising concentrations of industrial gases that trap heat in the atmosphere like a greenhouse.
BEIJING, July 3 (IANs): Beijing has said it will work with other countries to crack down on terrorist organistions threatening the security of China as well as the world. Stating that “China is firmly opposed to all forms of terrorism”, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Tuesday that in recent years, East Turkestan terrorist forces and international terrorist organisations have been uniting, not only threatening China’s national security but also the security of other countries and regions. “China will work with other countries to crack down on terrorist organ-
GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER, KOHIMA: NAGALAND
Dated: 3rd July, 2013.
isations including the East Turkestan terrorist forces,” she said, adding there should be no doubt about the nature of recent incidents in the Xinjiang Uygur region, which have already been defined as violent terrorist attacks.
Sd/SENTIYANGER IMCHEN, IAS, Chief Electoral Officer, Nagaland: Kohima 797001.
HEARD FICTIONS ABOUT TB? NOW, HEAR SOME FACTS
MYTH: TUBERCULOSIS IS HEREDITARY FACT: Tuberculosis is not hereditary. It spreads through the air. When a TB patient coughs, sneezes or speaks, he throws the germs into the air, which is inhaled by those around.
MYTH: A POSITIVE TUBERCULOSIS TEST MEANS THAT AN INDIVIDUAL HAS TB FACT: A positive Mantoux/PPD TB skin test is only a confirmation of the exposure to TB. It is not a confirmation that the disease is present.
MYTH: SMOKING CAUSES TUBERCULOSIS FACT: The cause of the infection is the mycobacterium tuberculosis. However, smokers are at an increased risk of getting TB disease.
MYTH: INDIVIDUALS SUFFERING FROM TB SHOULD BE HOSPITALIZED FACT: Most patients suffering from tuberculosis can be treated at home and they can continue to work.
MYTH: BCG VACCINATION PROTECTS AGAINST DEVELOPING TB FACT: While the vaccine prevents the severe forms of TB in childhood, it does not protect adults from developing the adult forms of pulmonary TB.
MYTH: TB GERMS SPREAD THROUGH HANDSHAKES, SITTING ON TOILET SEATS OR SHARING DISHES & UTENSILS WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS TB FACT: TB spreads only through air.
MYTH: TUBERCULOSIS AFFECTS ONLY THE LUNGS FACT: Tuberculosis primarily affects the lungs (80%), but can affect any part of the body except nail, teeth and hair.
MYTH: TB CAN BE DIAGNOSED THROUGH BLOOD TESTS FACT: It has been shown that blood tests for TB are unreliable, show large false positive and false negative results and should not be relied upon.
MYTH: AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS BEEN INFECTED WITH THE MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS WILL DEVELOP TB FACT: The tuberculosis infection does not always develop into tuberculosis disease. It is estimated that only about 10% of the infected people develop tuberculosis sometime in their lives. However, among HIV infected patients, around 50% - 60% of them have chances of developing TB in their lifetime.
It is mandatory for all Health Care providers (Govt. / Private NGOs) to notify all TB cases in the community to respective local Health Authorities.
REVISED NATIONAL TB CONTROL PROGRAMME DIRECTORATE OF HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE NAGALAND, KOHIMA
GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND
NAGALAND STATE AIDS CONTROL SOCIETY NAGALAND: KOHIMA
/Dated Kohima, the 3rd July 2013
ADVERTISEMENT Applications are hereby invited from eligible candidates to fill up the following contractual posts under the Establishment of Nagaland State AIDS Control Society, Kohima. The contract period will be initially up to 30th Sept 2013 w.e.f the date of joining. The appointment will be renewed every year based on the performance and directives from National AIDS Control Organization (NACO). Sl. No. 1
TENDER NOTICE Tenders are hereby invited from eligible firms having registered office in Nagaland and firms recommended by the Election Commission of India for supplying of 13,00,000 Nos. of plain PVC card for printing of Electors' Photo Identity Cards (EPICs) as per the approved design and specifications shown below. i) Card Type : All new cards will be printed on PVCs sheet with colour photograph. (ii) Card Size : 8.6 cm vertical and 5.4 cm horizontal with Variation permissible of plus or minus 5 per cent (iii) Thickness : 0.6 mm to 0.8 mm. 1. The firms should have its registered office in Nagaland and should be registered with the State's Taxes Department or recommended by the Election Commission of India. 2. The firms should have at least three years of experience in printing and supplying of plastic/PVC Cards. 3. The firm should have a minimum turnover of `100 lakhs combined over the last three financial years. 4. Earnest money of `20, 000/- in the form of Demand draft in favour of CEO, Nagaland should be enclosed. The firms desirous of being considered for the above said work may submit their tender in a sealed envelope. The tenders should be accompanied by all relevant documents in support of the eligibility criteria as stated above as well as a sample of the plain PVC card conforming to the laid down specifications with rate. The last date for submission of the tenders complete in ad I respects should reach the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Nagaland by 1:00 pm on 24-07-2013 and will open on the same day. Tenders received after the stipulated date and time will not be entertained. The office reserves the right to cancel the work or modify its scope or terms of the proposed work without assigning any reasons. The office also reserves the right to select any firm depending on the rate and quality of the PVC Card. With this tender notice, the tender called vide ELIE/PER-9/20 I 19PLIOdate 01-12-2012 stands cancelled.
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Post Graduate in Social Work/Sociology/ Psychology/ Anthropology/ Public Anthropology/ Public Administration. • Graduate degree in Psychology/Social Work/ Sociology/ Human Development from a recognized University. • 3 years work experience as a counselor in ICTC/PPTCT center run under National AIDS Control Program. • Working knowledge of Computers. • Valid Driving License. Desirable: Post Graduate degree in Psychology (MA/MSc) or Social Work (MSW) from a recognized university. • Graduate in Psychology/Social Work/Anthropology/Human development/ Diploma in Nursing Desirable: working experience with a minimum of 3-5 years of in the field of HIV/AIDS. Masters in Social Work Degree/Diploma in pharmacy/GNM & ANM may also apply GNM
ART Centre, District Hospital, Tuensang 1. ICTC, Medziphema 2. ICTC, Meluri ART Centre, Kohima/ Tuensang/ Kiphire ART Centre, Tuensang/ Kiphire
General Instructions: (i) Two passport size photo. (ii) The post applied for should be clearly mentioned on top of the envelope. (iii) Applications in prescribed format with attested photocopy of certificates & experience must be received at NSACS on or before 12th July 2013 addressed to the Project Director, Nagaland State AIDS Control Society, Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, Kohima-797001 (iv) Prescribed format can be obtained from NSACS Office. (v) All columns are to be filled. If no information is to be given, please mention ‘NA’. Any unfilled column will be understood as ‘nothing to say’. Experience, should include ‘pay drawn’ and ‘Employer’. (vi) All application includes a ‘declaration’ which should be signed. In case you fail to do so, the application will be rejected. (vii) The originals of relevant qualifications and experiences shall be produced at the time of written test or interview. (viii) The Society reserves the right to reject any application or cancel any position advertised without assigning any reason. Decision of the Society shall be final. (ix) Application which is not in the prescribed format will be rejected The names of the Candidates who fulfill the criteria will be put up in the NSACS Notice Board. There will be Written Test on 18th July 2013 and Oral Interview on 19th July 2013 respectively for the short listed candidates. No lobbying in any form will be entertained. Sd/DR. N.L. CHANGKIJA Project Director
Thursday 4 July 2013
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(LEFT)Eight year old Shenikali Hesso from Garaggio School Kohima, the only girl player who took part. (Center) Minister for Sports and Youth Resources, Merentoshi Jamir with officials at the event. (Right) Seven year old Pulonito Hesso from Garaggio School, Kohima, the youngest player who participated in the event.
13th Nagaland state chess challenger underway in Kohima
Our Correspondent Kohima | July 3
The 13th Nagaland state chess challenger 2013 & under 16 years category got underway here today with minister for youth resources & sports Merentoshi R. Jamir as the chief guest at Red Cross Conference Hall. This year’s edition recorded the highest number of participants (61). Seven year old Pulonito Hesso from Garaggio School, Kohima is the youngest participant and Dziesetuo Rupreo (60 plus) is the oldest participant. Eight year old Shenikali Hesso from Garaggio School Kohima is lone
female participant. The minister lauded the effort of Nagaland Chess Association (NCA) in popularizing the discipline of chess and encouraging the young boys and girls and hoped that chess would come in a big way in the coming years. He also maintained that the affiliation of NCA to Nagaland Olympic Association (NOA) last year will take forward its activities in much easier way. Encouraging the people to learn the game of chess, he asserted that it helps improve concentration and relaxes one’s mind. Urging the players to maintain discipline and dedication, he maintained that such qualities will take them forward to be-
come “grandmaster” in chess one day. On NCA’s desire to include chess as a compulsory school syllabus in Nagaland, the minister told the gathering that he will examine the same with the school education department. Referring to the requirement of coaches for chess in Nagaland, the minister said that the government will see to it, saying "I think we should have that.” Meanwhile, the NCA in a representation addressed to the minister and signed by its president K. Sekhamo and general secretary Lhokiye Yeputhomi said the NCA conducts Nagaland state chess challenger and Nagaland A Chess Champion-
ship annually. Four top players from A Chess Championships are selected to participate at National B Championship. The Association also encourages and facilitates players from the state to compete in the annual games under North East State Chess Forum. It said that the game exercises the players mind to solve complex practical programmes, which has also encouraged countries like Russia, China and Norway to incorporate the discipline of chess as a compulsory school syllabus. “Seeing its unique advantages some states in India like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Delhi have also adopted the same policy. The
subsequent results have shown very positive trends both from the career and academic perspective,” NCA said. However, it regretted that in Nagaland, initiative from the government level to promote or tap the advantages of the game has not been taken seriously till date. NCA appealed for the department to allocate Rs. 3 lakh annually in the budget provision of youth resources and sports for NCA and also to sponsor North East Chess Championship where the NCA is set to host by 2015. The Association informed that till now, no coach has been appointed from the discipline of chess. It stated that the NCA prides itself for having
2020 Olympic bid cities make case to IOC members
LAUSANNE, JULY 3 (AP): The three cities vying to host the 2020 Olympics are making their pitches to IOC members, hoping to seize the momentum in the final two months before the vote. Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo were laying out their plans on Wednesday to the general assembly of the International Olympic Committee, the first time they have made presentations directly to the electorate. Of the IOC's 100 members, 86 were attending the proceedings. Among those absent were FIFA president and Swiss member Sepp Blatter and Britain's Princess Anne. It's a potentially pivotal moment for the cities in the run-up to the Sept. 7 vote in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was at a similar meeting in 2009 that Rio de Janeiro won over the members in the race for the 2016 Olympics. Up first in the presentations was Istanbul, whose bid has been shaken by the anti-government protests that swept Turkey last month. Madrid and Tokyo were to follow. The meetings were taking place behind closed doors at the Beaulieu convention center. Each delegation had 45 minutes to make speeches and show videos, with another 45
From left, Suat Kilic, Turkish Youth and Sports Minister, Hasan Arat, Chairman of Istanbul 2020, Ali Babacan, Turkish deputy Prime Minister, Ugur Erdener, IOC member and President of the Turkish National Olympic Committee, arrive for the 2020 candidate cities briefing for IOC Members during the first day of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, extraordinary session, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, July 3. Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo are laying out their plans on Wednesday to the general assembly of the International Olympic Committee, the first time they have made presentations directly to the electorate. (AP Photo)
minutes allotted for questions and answers. Last week, the IOC released a technical evaluation report on the cities to give members as much factual information as possible. The report did not
rank or grade the cities, but Tokyo appeared to come out the best overall. Istanbul is bidding for a fifth time, Madrid is back for a third consecutive time and Tokyo is trying for a second time in a row. Is-
tanbul is inviting the IOC to take the Olympics to a new region, to a predominantly Muslim country for the first time, to a city that connects Asia and Europe. Tokyo claims to be a "safe pair of hands" at a
time of global economic and political uncertainty. Madrid, despite Spain's severe financial troubles, boasts that it would spend far less money than the others on infrastructure because 80 percent of its
produced a reputed player, Mughaho Awomi who brought laurel by winning the championship title twice in the International Rated Tournament. Stating that the latter fulfills all the All India Chess Federation norms for appointment as state coach for chess, the Association strongly felt that appointment of highly qualified and talented player as coach will bring the upcoming young talents to full fruition. Ashuni Lirüna, Kids for Fame 2009 presented special number. Inaholi Shohe compered the function while P. Khezhie proposed vote of thanks. Nagaland DGP Besesayo Kezo, IPS will grace valedictory function on July 4 at 4:30 PM.
Afridi wants to play both Twenty20 & ODIs
venues are already in place. Istanbul probably had the most at stake on Wednesday, needing to reassure members in the wake of the unprecedented street demonstrations across Turkey last month that led to a crackdown by the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayypip Erdogan. "Although the games will be seven years ahead, what's going on (in Turkey) right now is important to the voting of the members," senior Norwegian IOC member Gerhard Heiberg said. "There will be many questions, absolutely. This is a good opportunity for Turkey, for Istanbul, to answer the questions and lay it out in the open how they think, what they're going to do about it." On Thursday, the six candidates running to succeed Jacques Rogge as IOC president will present their manifestos to the assembly. Rogge is stepping down in September after 12 years in office. The contenders are: IOC vice presidents Thomas Bach of Germany and Ng Ser Miang of Singapore, executive board members Sergei Bubka of Ukraine and C.K. Wu of Taiwan, and former board members Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico and Denis Oswald of Switzerland.
ISLAMABAD, JULY 3 (AP): Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi made it clear on Tuesday he is hoping for a recall after being dropped for last month's Champions Trophy. The 33-year-old veteran of 348 one-day internationals paid the price for a below-par performance on the tour of South Africa, where he remained wicketless in all five ODIs and scored only one half century. But Pakistan's humiliating three successive defeats in the Champions Trophy have raised his hopes for this month's tour of the West Indies for five ODIs and two Twenty20s. "I am doing all the hard work and I want to play both one-day internationals and Twenty20s," Afridi told reporters in Lahore, where he has been practicing at the National Cricket Academy for the last three
weeks with former international Mansoor Rana. "I have tried to bat for longer periods in the nets and have worked on quite a number of things with Mansoor Rana," Afridi said. Afridi has scored 7,201 runs and taken 348 wickets in ODIs. But his form dipped sharply in the last 12 ODIs, when he scored only 161 runs at an average of 17.88 and took just four wickets. However, Afridi believes he still has a lot to offer his country and should be allowed to play himself back into form. "I think I am still better than lots of other (Pakistan) players and ... when you get dropped, you can't expect a player to perform," he said. "You must keep a match-winning player with the team when he is not performing."
LONDON, JULY 3 (AP): Pirelli's response to the tire blowouts that have shaken Formula One gained approval on Wednesday from Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg ahead of the German Grand Prix on Sunday. F1 cars will race on different tires for the rest of the season in the wake of a dramatic British GP where four drivers saw their rear tires explode at high speed, sparking talk of a revolt from teams and raising concerns about the safety of drivers, stewards and fans. Hamilton was one of the drivers affected, saying on Sunday that the situation was "unacceptable," but the former world champion welcomed the reaction of Pirelli, whose officials are scheduled to attend a meeting on Wednesday in Germany of team sporting directors and the FIA. "I am satisfied, but only when we get there (Germany) will we have a better idea how it is for us," Hamilton said. "Everyone is in the same boat, but I'm glad action has been taken. "It's still a concern. We'll see how the weekend goes but I'm sure they've taken the right steps to make it safe." In Germany, Pirelli will use a Kevlar belt — a fiber that is more resistant to punctures — instead of steel on its rear tires.
From this month's Hungarian GP on July 28 onward, the Italian manufacturer will revert to the tires it used in 2012 combined with the current compounds from this season. "I'm confident the right decisions will be taken because safety is a very important factor," said Rosberg, who won at Silverstone. "I think (Pirelli) will have everything under control for the Nurburgring." Pirelli said the problems were caused by a number of factors, appearing to
blame teams by saying the rear tires were mounted the wrong way and tire pressure was too low. "The 2013 range of tires, used in the correct way, is completely safe," Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery said in a statement. In a second statement released by Pirelli, Hembery clarified his remarks by saying he was "in no way ... intending to create arguments or attack anybody." Teams will test the tires for Hungary at Silverstone from July 17-19.
Paes-Bopanna in semis; Bhupathi's Wimbledon over Mercedes drivers welcome Pirelli tire changes
LONDON, JULY 3 (IANS): India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek entered the men's doubles semifinals at the all-England lawn tennis championships, as have Rohan Bopanna and Frenchman Eduoard Roger-Vasselin. The only Indian who failed to make the grade was Mahesh Bhupathi along with his Austrian partner Julian Knowle. Fourth-seeded Paes and Stepanek rallied after losing the first set against 11th-seeded Serb Nenad Zimonjic and Frenchman Julian Benneteau, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin upset sixth-seeded Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Canadian Daniel
Nestor in a gruelling five-setter, 7-5, 7-6 (3), 6-7 (4), 6-7 (3), 6-2, here last night. Bhupathi, who had announced at the beginning of the year that this would be his last ATP Tour, and Knowle lost to the Bryan twins from the US, Bob and Mike, in three straight tie-break sets, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4). In the mixed doubles, India had a mixed day with its top woman player Sania Mirza and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau justifying their second seeding by winning their second round against German pair Julia Georges and Martin Emmrich 6-3, 6-4, while Paes and his Chinese partner Saisai Zheng
Nagaland TT veterans to play in Bangkok
DIMAPUR, JULY 3 (MExN): Nagaland Table Tennis Veterans Vikuo Metha and Pelezotuo Miachieo are scheduled to participate in the 7th Asia-Pacific Veteran Table Tennis Invitation Championships 2013 from July 4 to 7 at Bangkok, Thailand. A press note informed that the event is organized by the Thailand Table Tennis Veteran Club and sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Table Tennis Invitation Veteran Union.
DIMAPUR, JULY 3 (MExN): The Nagaland Sepaktakraw Association has informed all interested players to report on July 10 at the state sports academy in Dimapur (Girls Hostel) for intensive coaching camp and selection for the 16th sub junior championship scheduled to be held simultaneously at Imphal from July 28 and for the 24th senior national sepaktakraw championship to be held at Kohima from October 15 to 18. This was stated in a press note from the NASTA Secretary, Holshe Khrieo.
lost to American Eric Butorac and France's Alize Cornet, 3-6, 3-6. Paes and Stepanek lost the first set but steadied themselves to take the next three in a match that lasted two hours and 39 minutes. Paes and Stepanek will now take on the winners of the match between Ivan Dodig (Croatia)-Marcelo Melo (Brazil) and James Blake (US)-Jurgen Melzer (Austria). Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin, who had earlier put out thirdseeded Alexander Peya and Brazilian Bruno Soares, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 (5), won their rain-affected five-setter against Lindstedt and Nestor in two hours and 45 minutes. Bopanna, who was in the semis at the US
Open twice in 2010 and 2011, will be playing for a place in the final for the first time here. They run into top seeds Bryan twins. Bhupathi, partnering with Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova, ended his Wimbledon career after losing in the first round of the mixed doubles to Knowles and German Sabine Lisicki, who had upset top seed Serena Williams on her way to the singles semifinals. Sania and Tecau, a doubles exponent, gave a thoroughly professional performance in beating Georges and Emmrich. Sania and Tecau will next play Butorac and Cornet, who hardly allowed Paes and Zheng to have a look in.
Montgomerie misses out on British Open
GULLANE, JULY 3 (AP): Colin Montgomerie's rushed journey to take place in British Open qualifying on Tuesday was all in vain as the Scottish veteran failed to make the field for the major after struggling in wet conditions. Montgomerie drove from Pittsburgh, where he finished ninth on Sunday in the Senior Players Championship, to New Jersey, and then a flight home to Scotland — arriving Monday. After a few hours' rest, he teed up Tuesday at the Gullane No. 1 course, east of Edinburgh, in the hope of securing one of three spots in golf's oldest major - which starts July 18 at nearby Muirfield. Montgomerie was tied second after the opening with a 69 in the morning, but then got caught up in the slow pace of play to shoot 76 in the afternoon. "The pace of play was shocking but that's not the reason why I didn't qualify. I was five-under through 12 holes this morning and threw it away. I played very
poorly this afternoon," Montgomerie said. Montgomerie will now take a week off and return to the States next week for the U.S. Senior Open in Omaha, Nebraska. It will mean missing the Scottish Open the same week and the first time 'Monty' will not tee up in his national Open since his Scottish Open debut in 1987. Australia's John Wade shot a new Dunbar course record of seven under par 63 to qualify, while Scotland's Lloyd Saltman also qualified for his third British Open. Saltman, who was the leading amateur in the 2010 event at St. Andrews, lives close to Muirfield. "I'm just delighted big time to be back into The Open and especially Muirfield as I have been driving past every day and watching the stands going up," he said. "To be now playing at Muirfield and just living 10 minutes down the road is amazing. I've only played there twice before and that's been in the winter when it's been freezing and with the ground solid."
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Avril Lavigne had a Gothic wedding
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he 'Here's To Never Growing Up' hitmaker tied the knot with Nickleback frontman Chad Kroeger in a candlelight ceremony at medieval castle, Chateau de la Napoule, near Cannes in the south of France on Monday (01.07.13), and admits their three-day ''crazy vacation'' style wedding was ''over the top''. The 28-year-old Ontario-born singer, who married her fellow countryman on Canada Day, told Hello! magazine: ''I wanted to make sure it's a crazy vacation and an experience of a lifetime for our guests. ''I wanted it to be over the top. I'm obsessed with castles and I love French décor and Goth ... I found this castle in France and we visited it and it was perfect.'' The couple, who got together in February 2012 when Chad was helping her record her fifth studio album, exchanged vows in front of 110 guests and Avril walked down the aisle in black tulle Monique Lhuillier gown. Chad, 38, revealed he already loves calling Avril his wife, saying: ''When you've got that ring on your finger that you get to look at every single day, and you get to call that other person husband or wife, it's a really special feeling.'' The 'Girlfriend' singer was previously married to Sum 41 star Deryck Whibley and wore a white gown by Vera Wang to their nuptials. She previously said that she had wanted her first wedding to have a ''rock n' roll, goth'' theme, but was worried she would regret it. She said at the time: ''I've been dreaming about my wedding day since I was a little girl. I have to wear the white dress.... People thought that I would [wear a] black wedding dress, and I would have. But at the same time, I was thinking about the wedding pictures, and I wanted to be in style. I didn't want to be thinking, 20 years later, 'Oh, why did I wear my hair like that?'''
Footie legend Becks in school dads' race
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AVID Beckham shows he’s still got a turn of pace — winning the dads’ race at son Cruz’s school sports day. The footie legend, 38, left other parents gasping in the 100m sprint watched by delighted wife Victoria and pal Stella McCartney. Becks got a gold medal which he proudly wore around his neck later while carrying daughter Harper, who’s two next week. Posh, 39, ran in the mums’ race and smiled as she was beaten by Stella at the school in London. The Beckhams have moved home from LA after ex-England skipper David hung up his boots in May. One parent said: “They were like just any other mum and dad. But Becks easily won the race. He beat the other dads by miles. He sprinted to the end in no time at all and left the other less fit dads way behind.”
Robert Pattinson is dating Elvis's granddaughter!
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wilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson is dating Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough, a close friend of the star has confirmed. The 27-year-old Brit was spotted driving around Los Angeles with the stunning redhead over the weekend. And a source told MailOnline today that although it was early days, the couple had spent much of the last week together, adding: 'They're inseparable. Rob loves the fact that Riley is Elvis's granddaughter - that's true Rock'n'Roll royalty in his eyes.' However, one person NOT so happy about the budding romance is Robert's ex-girlfriend, Kristen Stewart, who starred alongside Riley in The Runaways in 2010. The friend described the new romance as 'short-term lust right now rather than long-term love'. Although the pair had met before - through Kristen Stewart- they got to know each other better through events for Dior in May and June. Robert is face of Dior Homme while Riley until recently was the face of Dior Cherie and still has ties
to the company. And the source added: 'Riley was always Kristen's friend dating back from their time filming The Runaways but recently Rob and Riley been spending much more time together since meeting through their Dior modelling connection and Riley has stayed over at Rob's Los Feliz apartment. 'They have a lot in common- they both love LA, London, rock music and table tennis.' However, the friend said that Kristen Stewart, whose turbulent romance with Robert ended in May, was 'livid' with her former flame, adding: 'Kristen feels that she acted as mentor to Riley on her first film The Runaways, introduced her to Rob and encouraged her to make a career of acting. 'Rob has been made aware through friends that she is devastated. 'Kristen is emotionally volatile at best of times and flew off the handle when she found out about Rob's liaison with Riley. She's told Rob via friends she feels violated.'
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Karl & His Cat... In doll form
It's a boy for Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri
hah Rukh Khan and Gauri already have 15-year-old son Aryan and 13-year-old daughter Suhana. However, instead of being able to enjoy the birth of their baby, SRK is embroiled in a major controversy following reports that the couple had opted for a pre-birth sex determination test. "We are now in the pro-
cess of establishing whether he is the biological child of the star couple. Once that is established, we shall ask them details of the sonography etc, to find out whether they did find out the child's gender before birth," added Manisha Mhaiskar. According to reports, the child was born on May 27th and that the surrogate mother is Gauri's sis-
ter-in-law Namita Chibber. Reports further suggest that the baby boy was first taken to Nanavati Hospital and later shifted to Breach Candy Hospital but he is now at the Khan mansion Mannat. Media reports also suggest that SRK will soon be meeting with the press to announce the birth of his baby boy. However, nothing is confirmed yet.
arl Lagerfeld and tokidoki, the brand run by Italian artist Simone Legno and his collaborators, have teamed up to create Mr Choupette, which depicts the designer in doll form holding his very famous (and socially active) cat, Choupette. If you remember correctly, this is the fluffy white pet Uncle Karl claimed he would marry, telling CNN: "There is no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals… I never thought that I would fall in love like this with a cat." In case you were wondering Karl's cat has a twitter following of 30,000+ so it seems high time, really, that he got his own doll.
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It’s On! Press Camps Out for Royal Baby
ate Middleton isn't due to give birth until midJuly, but should the Duchess of Cambridge go into labor early, the press is ready to go. Media outlets from all over the world have already started setting up camp outside St. Mary's Hospital in London, where Middleton, 31, is expected to give birth. It's been over 30 years since England’s seen the birth of a future monarch, so it should come as no surprise the frenzy has already begun. Making it more of a can't-miss moment, it's also expected that Middleton and Prince William will introduce their child the same way his parents, the late Princess Diana and Prince Charles, did. Back in 1982, they gave world its
first glimpse of the future king by walking out in front of the hospital to meet the press. (They did the same thing with Prince Harry in 1984.) So yeah … to say these photos are currently setting up shop for the money shot is an understatement! But they could be waiting a long time. There are designated
spots reserved outside the hospital for the "event," but the date in which it is supposed to take place spans from July 1 to July 31. As for Middleton's exact due date, that has remained a mystery. Us Weekly claims it's July 11, the Daily Mail reports it's July 13, and U.K.'s Telegraph said Middleton's mother has
been telling friends her grandchild will be a Leo. (That would mean Prince William's wife would have to give birth after July 22). "We have said July and the Duchess said mid-July," a spokesperson for Kensington Palace told Yahoo! Shine on Wednesday. "The media decided it was July 13. We never confirmed an
exact date." However, Middleton is prepared if her daughter or son were to come early because as she said in April, "babies have their own agenda." Most recently, Middleton skipped a friend's wedding about 300 miles outside of London for fear of early labor. Prince William still attended, as he served as best man.
Press camps out across the street from the hospital Kate Middleton will give birth at.
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Sri Lanka routs Djokovic, Del Potro reach Wimbledon semifinals India by 161 runs
KINGSTON, JULY 2 (AP): Sri Lanka thrashed India by 161 runs in their Celkon Mobile Cup one-day international on Tuesday, as Upul Tharanga smashed an unbeaten 174 off 159 balls and shared a huge opening stand with Mahela Jayawardene. Tharanga blasted 19 fours and three sixes and scored at better than a run-a-ball in a career-best performance that spurred Sri Lanka to a formidable 348-1 off their 50 overs at Sabina Park. The openers put on 213 runs for the first wicket, with veteran Jayawardene making 107, striking nine fours and two sixes off 112 balls. The giant opening stand came after Sri Lanka
was sent in to bat by standin India captain Virat Kohli, who replaced the injured Mahendra Singh Dhoni. India faltered badly in pursuit to be bowled out for 187 off 44.5 overs. Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja top-scored for India with 49 not out but Sri Lanka spinners Rangana Herath (3-37) and Sachithra Senanayake (2-46) kept a tight grip on the India, the recent ICC Champions Trophy winners. Fast bowler Lasith Malinga also grabbed 2-40. Tharanga became the ninth Sri Lankan to pass 5,000 runs in one-dayers when he reached 21. Sri Lanka's opening pair was restrained in adding 47 in
the first ten overs, benefiting from some scrappy India fielding. Murali Vijay grassed a chance from Jayawardene when he was on 25 in the 13th over. Jayawardene made the Indians pay dearly and got to three figures before Tharanga. It was the 16th oneday century for the 36-yearold former skipper. He fell soon afterwards to the same reverse sweep that should have caused his downfall earlier. This time the chance was snapped up by Umesh Yadav off Ravichandran Ashwin. But his dismissal only spurred the flow of runs as Tharanga and Angelo Mathews shared a rapid, unbeaten stand of 133 off just 68 balls. Tharanga, dropped on 91 at deep point by Yadav off Ishant Sharma, reached his 13th one-day century off 124 balls and blasted 74 runs off his next 35 balls to further deflate the Indians. Sri Lanka skipper Mathews contributed an efficient, undefeated 44 off 39 balls with four fours and one six. India, needing to score at a run rate of close to seven per over, never managed to create any momentum in their chase. Seamer Nuwan Kulasekara made an early breakthrough when Rohit Sharma (5) drove straight to short mid-on at 12-1. Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay tried to repair the damage but their second wicket stand of 40 occupied ten overs and the required run rate quickly escalated. Dhawan compiled a conservative 24 before he holed out to deep midwicket off Herath as he tried to break the shackles.
BRASILIA, JULY 3 (AGeNcIeS): Lionel Messi believes Neymar is the perfect signing for Barcelona as they bid to retain La Liga and conquer Europe next season. The 21-year-old completed his €57 million move to Camp Nou from Santos at the start of June, though doubters had questioned whether the club had made a mistake in paying such a large sum for a player untested in Europe. But after scoring four times in the Confederations Cup, including a stunning goal in the 3-0 final win over Spain, the Brazil international has answered his critics with goals and Messi is hoping for more of the same with Barcelona. "I`m sure he will be a good signing for what we want to achieve," he told
reporters. “Hopefully Neymar can make a big contribution to Barcelona and can continue to demonstrate the sort of performances that he`s showed for Brazil and Santos." The Blaugrana romped to the Primera Division title last season but were badly
beaten by Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the Champions League. They were defeated 7-0 on aggregate over two legs by the eventual winners, but the arrival of Neymar alongside the fourtime Ballon d`Or winner will have the rest of Europe watching on with interest.
be a dominant sprinter." The Jamaican sprinter looks to be back in shape after his form was questioned following a defeat by American sprinter Justin Gatlin at the Golden Gala on June 6. Bolt has recovered since then by winning the 200 metres at the Bislett Games and running 9.94 on home soil over 100 metres at the Jamaican trials on June 21. "I figured out what I needed to do to get back on
target," said the six times Olympic champion. "I've been working hard; I've been focused; I've been sacrificing a lot, so now I'm on target." Bolt is preparing for next month's World Championships in Moscow by racing the 200 metres in Paris, the ninth leg of the Diamond League. He will face compatriots Warren Weir and Nickel Ashmeade, along with former 200-metre European champion Christophe Lemaitre of France. "I really enjoy running big races before World Championships. It tells you where you are and tells you what you need to work on," said Bolt, who turns 27 in August. "I know these young guys are stepping up and they're going to come running and pushing you to the limits." After the Areva meeting, Bolt will compete in the 100 and the 4x100 relay in London July 26-27, his final major meeting before the Worlds.
Sri Lanka opening batsman Upul Tharanga drives a delivery off India's Umesh Yadav during their Tri-Nation Series cricket match in Kingston, Jamaica, Tuesday, July 2. (AP Photo)
LONDON, JULY 3 (AP): The spectators were still settling into their seats when Juan Martin del Potro chased a David Ferrer overhead into the corner, only to lose traction on the slick grass. Del Potro's knee straightened suddenly, then bent backward. The tall Argentine crumpled to the ground and barrelrolled twice into the far edge of Centre Court. Only five points into the Wimbledon quarterfinal, the match appeared over before it had really gotten going. No such luck for Ferrrer. First at a limp, then at a jog, then at a sprint, the eighth-seeded del Potro recovered for a 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory over the fourthseeded Ferrer to make his first Wimbledon semifinal. His opponent will be topseeded Novak Djokovic, whose 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-3 victory over No. 7 Tomas Berdych ended less than five seconds after del Potro hit his final shot. "It's really, really painful," del Potro said of the injury that has been bothering him since he first slipped on the Wimbledon turf last Saturday. "I twist my knee once again, but the doctor gave me some magic pills. I could finish the match. I'm so glad to go through." During a tournament with more than its share of twists and turns, Djokovic and del Potro have gone through virtually unscathed — on the scoreboard at least. Neither man has dropped a set. Djokovic overcame a
Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after beating Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in a Men's singles quarterfinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London on July 3. (AP Photo)
two-break, 3-0 deficit in the second set to cruise through his latest victory. He's in his 13th straight Grand Slam semifinal and in search of his seventh major title. Del Potro, meanwhile, is starting to show the form he used to win his only major, the U.S. Open in 2009. He's 3-8 lifetime against Djokovic, thought one of those victories came at the All England Club when he beat the Serb in
the Olympic bronze-medal match last year. Djokovic also won their last meeting, earlier this year on hardcourt in Indian Wells, California. Before breaking down that matchup, though, del Potro had an appointment with an ice tub and his trainers. His knee, mummified by athletic tape even before he went down in Wednesday's match, needs work. But if the doctors can patch him
up, he's certainly playing some of his best tennis. "In the end, I played my best forehand ever this Wimbledon," del Potro said. Djokovic has been feeling pretty good about his game, as well. "I've been playing my best tennis of the year on grass," he said. "I'm glad because it's not my most preferred surface. Hopefully, my experience
can help me." After their matches ended, the next two quarterfinals began — one pitting second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain against Fernando Verdasco of Spain, the other an allPolish affair, with Lukasz Kubot going against No. 24 Jerzy Janowicz, with the winner to become the first Polish semifinalist in Grand Slam history.
Neymar the right man for Barca: Messi
Bolt wants to dominate the tracks until Rio 2016
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PARIS, JULY 3 (IANS): Sprint icon Usain Bolt says he wants to dominate the tracks until the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Bolt made this announcement at a news conference in Paris Tuesday as he prepares to compete at the Areva meeting on Saturday. "I want to continue dominating until the next Olympics. I have to work hard, train hard and stay focused," Bolt said. "I've won everything already, but now it's to show that I can
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