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5.5 magnitude tremors hit parts of NE region DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 6 (MExN/PTI): Moderate intensity tremors were felt in parts of Nagaland this morning at around 9:45 am. Lasting a few seconds, residents in Kohima and Dimapur were seen rushing out of their house for safety. According to the MET office in Guwahati, the epicenter of the 5.5 magnitude tremor was in Karbi Anglong district at a depth of 20 km on latitude 26.5 degree North and longitude 93.5 degree East. Sources stated that the tremors lasted for about 15 to 20 seconds in Guwahati and surrounding areas. No injuries or damage was reported in Nagaland. However, according to a PTI report, six school children in Assam were injured and cracks appeared in buildings when the earthquake hit. The tremor caused cracks to appear in the building of a middle school in Golaghat district, official sources said. As scared students attempted to flee they fell and six of them were injured, the sources said, adding they were allowed to go home after first aid. The quake caused cracks in some other government school buildings as well and caused chunks of plaster to fall from the ceiling, they said. Some old residential structures and buildings in the market also developed cracks in nearby Jorhat town.
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DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 6 (MExN): Three persons, accused of involvement in the theftofanautorickshawfrom Burma Camp on the evening of October 15, were arrested on November 3 by police from Dimapur East Police Station. Out of three accused persons, Bulbul Ali (20) and Anif Ali (27) were reported to have stolen the vehicle and sold it to the third accused, Mughato Aye (26), for Rs 25,000. Police said that they recovered some rods and tools, suspected to be used for tampering with the chassis number of stolen vehicles, from the house of Mughato Aye. According to OC East Police Station, Among Jamir, the vehicle (NL-07F-5788) was reported stolen on October 15 last at 6.00 pm from Burma Camp area.
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KOhIMA, NOVEMBER 6 (MExN): Issues pertaining to Article 371(A) of the Constitution of India, petroleum and natural gas in relation to Article 371(A), rules of executive business and Nagaland Special Development Zone (NSDZ) were discussed at the consultative meeting held here today at the Capital Convention Centre. Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio termed the meeting historic, and felt that it was important to understand the genesis and actual position that Nagas are facing today. Reminding that the 16 Point Agreement was the outcome of Naga Peoples Convention (NPC), Rio felt necessary for such Consultative meet when the agreement of the NPC is in question by the Government of India. “Nagas are further divided today and that is why even what has been agreed is questioned,” Rio said. Stating that Government of India was trying to put pressure to take away the rights of the Nagas, Rio appealed to the people of Nagaland to be united. With regard to Article 371 (A), Rio said, “We are within the Constitution but the Government of India has become unconstitutional.” He further reminded that others will take advantage if we do not implement and go forward with the framed rules passed in the assembly. “We respect Government of India when we exploit, when we produce,
We do not want to rope in the army in the area: Meghalaya government
Chief Minister of nagaland neiphiu Rio makes a gesture while addressing the consultative meeting held at the Capital Convention Centre, Kohima on november 6. (Morung Photo)
pricing etc but cannot agree to share ownership of our land and resources,” Rio mentioned. On rules of executive business relating to promotion, appointment and transfers and posting, Rio said that “we are not against anybody but it is our duty to fight for the right of the Nagas and the state.” Minister for planning and co-ordination, evaluation, geology and mining T.R. Zeliang elaborated the latest position of petroleum and natural gas in relation to Article 371 (A), highlighting the legal opinion from the Solicitor General of India, letters to the Chief Minister from the minister, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India, letters to the Chief Secretary Nagaland from the Director, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India, As-
sembly resolution 2010, Consultative meeting resolution held on July 12, 2013. He said that as far as petroleum and natural gas is concerned, the state government has decided to “go ahead.” He felt that the government of the day and the people of Nagaland should speak in one voice to uphold Article 371 (A). High Court Bar Association president Timikha Koza, in his presentation on Article 371(A) and its interpretation, reaffirmed that the Bar has resolved to resolutely defend the rights guaranteed under Article 371(A) and invited all civil societies, NGOs and public in general to come forward to take a united stand in defending the special provision. Koza pointed out that the issues of 16 Point Agreement and Article 371(A) of the Constitution are being discussed after
50 years of Statehood in an open public forum without any hesitation. He said that it is “painful” to observe “what the Government of India has given to the Nagas as a special provision by the right hand was trying to take back with its left hand one by one.” Towards this, he cited examples of (i) Transfer of the State of Nagaland from External Affairs Ministry to Home Ministry (ii) Removal of Nagaland from special funding pattern in 1989 and (iii) now trying to interfere in the ownership of land and its resources. Koza called upon the civil societies, NGOs, Naga public and the Government of Nagaland to make a concerted effort to demand from the Government of India to restore the State of Nagaland to the original status which was “unilaterally and arbitrarily” withdrawn by the Gov-
ernment of India. Additional Chief Secretary, P&AR, C.J. Ponraj highlighted the various aspects of Rules of Executive Business and pointed out Article 74 and 166 which explains the provisions of Government of India and State Government to run the affairs of day to day business. He also explained Rules 34(i) and Rule 34(ii) which deals with the lists to be referred to the Chief Secretary and to the Governor. Justice & Law secretary K.N. Chishi also highlighted on the provision and rights of Article 371(A) and the formation of Nagaland state. Representative from tribal hohos, civil societies and politicians of different political parties participated in the discussion. Chief Secretary Alemtemshi Jamir chaired the consultative meet. (With inputs from DIPR)
DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 6 (MExN): The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has termed the recently concluded Vigilance Awareness Week (28 October-03 November) a “farcical exercise” under the NPF government as the State Vigilance Commission that has been “unable to speed up the investigations and prosecute political leaders and officials found guilty of perpetrating mass cor-
ruption and blatant abuse of govt machinery for their personal gains.” The NPCC, in a press statement from its media cell, alleged that “While the state is currently saddled with huge deficit of over 1500 crores and unable to even bring out the Works Programme for 2013-14, the fortunes of the Chief Minister and his cronies have increased manifold during the past decade at the expense of state infra-
DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 6 (MExN): A team of the Nagaland State BJP led by its president Dr. M. Chuba Ao, general secretary, Vihoshe James, and vice president, Er. Senkathung, met the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar on November 6 and apprised him of vital issues pertaining to Nagaland State. A press note from its General Secretary and Spokesperson, K. James Vizo, stated that “when the party expressed its dismay on the UPA Govt. for its complacent attitude towards DoNER and Tribal Ministry of the North eastern States, the Chief Minister assured the visiting team that once NDA comes back to Centre it will re-strengthen both the DoNER and Tribal Ministry in the general interest of the people of that region.” Modi is also stated to have said, when asked, that he will “look into” the matter of implementing Article
371 (A) “in letter and spirit.” On the topic of the “Naga political issue,” visà-vis recognition of its “unique history” by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Modi told the visiting delegation that if he is voted to power, “the whole NE region will have peaceful atmosphere and maximum development.” Modi is additionally stated to have informed
ShIllONg, NOVEMBER 6 (IANS): Stating that there is no intention to declare the insurgencyhit Garo Hills region a “disturbed area”, the Meghalaya government Wednesday vowed to continue fighting militancy in the state. “At this moment, there is no proposal from the state government to the central government to declare the Garo Hills as “disturbed area” as the situation in that region is not bad compared with other disturbed areas of the country,” Chief Secretary W.M.S. Pariat said. An area declared a disturbed area immediately comes under the controversial Armed Forces (Special) Powers Act which provides security forces with sweeping powers. “We do not want to rope in the army in the area as there are several issues to be considered. The customs and traditions are different in these areas and people from outside do take time to understand these issues, so we are not declaring Garo Hills a disturbed area, nor are we in favour of roping in the army at this juncture,” Pariat told journalists. He, however, vowed that counter-insurgency operations will continue in a “strong manner” and
in a “strategised way” to neutralise the militant activities in the Garo Hills. “We have to relook into the areas where we have problems and then come up with appropriate strategies,” he said. Five Meghalaya policemen were killed in South Garo Hills, bordering Bangladesh, on Tuesday when a group of 30 Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants ambushed them when they were on their way to a jail to take charge of a prisoner. The home ministry has expressed concern over the situation in the five districts of Garo Hills, especially with the rise of the outlawed GNLA, a tribal Garo outfit which forged an operational alliance with the United Liberation Front of Asom and the National Democratic Front of Bodoland, giving it access to arms and ammunition. “We are concerned with the rise of GNLA. But we don’t know the reason why they have not been able to neutralise GNLA or nab Sohan D. Shira (military wing chief of the GNLA) despite our sanctioning central paramilitary forces to carry out operation against GNLA,” a senior home ministry official told IANS on condition of anonymity. “Tuesday’s incident is an occasion for the police to retrospect and redraw their strategies in their fight against militants and other anti-social elements,” S.K. Jain, the intelligence chief of Meghalaya Police, said at a meeting to pay homage to the slain policemen.
CM says ‘need to evolve new Vigilance Awareness Week a farcical exercise: NPCC paradigms for development’ DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 6 (MExN): Chief Minister (CM) of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, today presented a concept note on Special Development Zone (SDZ) and the Foothill Super Highway during the consultative meet at Convention Centre here on November 6. “The Naga people need to evolve new paradigms for development in accordance with the dynamics of the emergent situation,” stated the note presented by Rio. Of special concern to the CM is the growing number of educated—over 5 Lakh students of Nagaland are currently in schools and colleges inside and outside Nagaland. For them, noted Rio, “we have to prepare the ground and opportunities for their gainful livelihood or employment.” In this, we have to plan and prepare for the private sector to grow and flourish, stated the concept note, highlighting “some inherent deficiencies in our existing systems.” “The more important need is to restructure and reform our systems and create the appropriate condition for our development.., especially to enable investment to flow into the state.” Stating that “Industrialization and Urbanization” is an imperative for the development of trade, commerce and the economy of a people, the concept
note pointed out that Nagaland’s urban centers are concentrated in the mountains and they have grown beyond their carrying capacities and are bursting at their seams. “It is not possible for us to visualize larger growth of our mountain top urban conglomerations, much less to try and induce industrialization in our hilltop towns,” added the con-
of the SDZ will be in areas such as Jalukie, Dimapur, Niuland, Merapani, Bhandari, Longtho, Longnak, Tuli, Yonglok, Shetep, Tiru, Nagnimora, Tizit and any other areas that may be included later in the proposed NSDZ through Government’s notification. According to the CM, the Deputy Commissioners will take up the matter with the civil societies of the respective districts to identify the SDZs but the matter is brought before the apex civil society bodies to “validate and endorse.” Rio, however, clarified that the land will belong to the individual or the people. “The fundamental idea is to restructure the legal land tenure system leading to commodification of land as has happened in all other societies and civilizations all around the world.” SDZs will be subject to intensive planning and the formulation of Master Plans to give scope for futuristic cities to emerge with all the modern facilities and amenities and with anticipation of the needs of future global societies. Stating that the Foot hills comprise the “treasure chest of the Nagaland people with our rich natural resources comprising of Oil and coal,” the concept note pointed out that it is the duty of the present generation to plan for the future Naga society.
Rio on Special Development Zone and the Foothill Super Highway cept note. Rio suggested a futuristic superhighway that will be four to eight lane along the foothills, a Railway line along the foothills and development of SDZs along this foothill super highway and railway where urbanization will emerge and where eventually industrialization will take place. The SDZ areas so defined, conceptualized Rio, will be large areas along the Super Highway where special legal interventions will have to be made to restructure the land tenure system. This will be followed by the introduction of title and ownership deeds and its registration to give legal coverage and sanctity. According to the concept note, the development
structures lying in dilapidated conditions.” The State Congress pointed out how the State Vigilance Commission is “yet to bring justice on a number of complaints against the corrupt conduct of political leaders and officials who siphoned off money meant for development works.” To this end, it quoted the example of “the repeated attempt by the NPF govt since Jan 2012 to appoint a former DGP ac-
cused in the 18 crore Police Modernization Scam to the post of Vigilance Commissioner.” It also mentioned examples of a number of cases of alleged corruption that were forwarded to the State Vigilance Commission, including one by a top politico, but which have derived no results to date but have “shielded the corrupt” through “state govt’s interference.” Full text on page 4
BJP Nagaland visits Narendra Modi
Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi raises the dao for Nagaland State BJP officials.
that a proposal was offered to all Chief Ministers of the North East to send 200 women from each state to Gujarat for two years’ training as woman police and on completion their service to be used as Tourist police- to protect and guide tourists. “As the people of this region are fluent in English, it will be convenient for them to deal with foreign tourists.
Salaries, accommodation and other perks will be borne by the Gujarat State Government. It will also promote tourism industry between NE States and Gujarat.” The Nagaland BJP team is also slated to visit Barmer in Rajasthan in order to study the concept and the activities around oil exploration.
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orld Vision India, a part of World Vision International, is a Christian humanitarian organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, caste, race, ethnicity or gender. The work that World Vision India (WVI) carries out is done on three levels- transformational development, humanitarian and emergency affairs and advocacy and justice for children. Spread across 174 districts in India, World Vision works through long term sustainable community programmes and immediate disaster relief assistance. The main focus is on children. All development work that World Vision India carries out is focused on building the capacity and ability of communities and families to ensure the wellbeing of children which ensures they have access to education, health, protection and participation. WVI is grass-root based and is involved in relief and development through the community. Staff lives with and learns from communities, gaining first-hand knowledge in promoting the wellbeing of children. WVI partners with communities, children, government, civil society, corporations, academia, and faith based organizations to build a nation fit for children. Major disasters like the 2004 Tsunami, Kashmir earthquake and recurring flood situations in the country have seen swift responses from WVI. As WVI works for the benefit of the underprivileged child, it adheres to the highest standards of accountability and transparency in all aspects of their work – governance, man-
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agement, operations and administration. WVI’s Country Strategy (2011-2014) aims to “change the colour of India’s map” for children in poverty and vulnerable situations. More than just a set of fixed mechanical ideas and statistics, the strategy is to make life more wholesome and value-based for children from poorer communities. Special focus is on the girl child, malnourished children, differently-abled children, child labourers, orphans and children from vulnerable sections of society. 75% of WVI’s programs are focused in tribal and rural areas while 25% are in urban areas. The strategy for 2011-2014 of WVI in child-vulnerable communities seek to: reduce infant mortality, eliminate hunger in communities, pursue quality education ensuring greater access, equip and empower value-based governance at all levels, mobilize shared action for rights of vulnerable children and promote highest standards of organizational excellence. At the “Mission Possible” Mission Fair 2013, organized by the Nagaland Missions Movement, World Vision India will be represented by the Associate Director – Church Relations, Public Engagement Group. Anyone with a heart for underprivileged and vulnerable children and communities of society may find just cause for participating in the fair and potentially serving or partnering with this agency.
ANTSA makes appeal on ongoing ENSF agitation
Kohima, November 6 (mexN): The All Nagaland School Teachers Association (ANSTA) while sharing the genuine grievances of ENSF has appealed them to exempt government schools whether GPS/GMS/GHS/GHSS from the purview of its agitation for sake of the students. ANSTA in a press release appended by General Secretary P. Vashum, Treasurer Temjenyapang and President Ponchulo Wanth stated that final examination/fourth quarterly assessment is very near (where every single working day is countable) and for which students are to attend their classes. The Association, therefore sincerely appeal to ENSF to reconsidered its decision and
allow government schools under its jurisdiction to function as normal. Concerning the ongoing agitation of Khiamniungan Students Union against transfer of science teacher along with post from GHS Chiphur, the Association questions the wisdom of department authority and wonder that when government has banned the policy of transfer along with post, how the science teacher of GHS Chiphur concerned could be transferred out along with post? ANSTA therefore, request the responsible authority to address the issue on priority basis and to enable GHS Chiphur to resume the class with immediate effect as it has been closed down since Tuesday in view of KSU agitation.
Chiphur village supports KSU ultimatum
DimaPur, November 6 (mexN): The Chiphur Village Council, Chiphur Village Students’ Union along with the entire village populace in its emergency meeting held on November 5 had resolved to support the ultimatum submitted by the Khiamniungan Students’ Union (KSU) to the state government for immediate revocation of transfer along with post of Prabhat Kumar (Science teacher) to Noksen High School. A press release issued by KSU Literary & Statistical Secretary, Jong Khiamniungan stated that the current demand/agitation of the Eastern Naga Stu-
dents’ Federation (ENSF) is also against transfer along with post from the region, which had been practicing for many years. “Such practices should be immediately rectified so that no untoward situation happens in future.” The Chiphur public strongly demands for the cancellation of the transfer order and retain the teacher concerned and his post to the same immediately. The Chiphur public further wants the concern department that incase of failure to comply on its plea then the concern department shall be solely held responsible for any untoward situation that may arise.
Leader: Rev. Andrew Semp Speaker: Dr. Cunningham Venue: Dimapur Rengma Baptist Church Time: 4:00 pm
1. Call to worship: Leader 2. Hymn: We’ve a story to tell to the nations 3. Invocation 4. Welcome Address: Rev. I. Wati Longkumer (Director, Nagaland Mission Movement) 5. Special item: Solo: Mr. Diethozo Thakro 6. Greetings: Rev. Dr. L. Anjo Keikung (General Secretary, Nagaland Baptist Church Council) 7. Special item: The Nagaland Chamber Choir 8. Special item: Master’s Beauty, Hong Kong 9. Announcement: Rev. Andrew Semp 10. Praise and Worship: Worship team 11. Message and Benediction: Dr. Cunningham
Master's Beauty is a ministry of YWAM Hong Kong with the desire to walk in creativity, creating a platform for those that have a passion to reach the world through creativity. The goal of Master's Beauty Ministry is to reach the lost through the performing arts and media, train the body of Christ, and minister to the poor and needy. Master's Beauty has ministered in over 25 countries of the world, inspiring and challenging the YOUTH to use their gifts for God! Master’s Beauty will be conducting a workshop and performing everyday during the Missions Fair.
Nagaland govt employees to get DA/ADA at revised rates
Increase of 10% w.e.f.. 01.07.2013 from Kohima, November 6 (DiPr): the existing rate of 80% to 90% of pay The State Government Employees will be in the Pay Band Including Grade Pay. granted Dearness/Additional Dearness Allowances with effect from 01.01.2013 (ii)Dearness Allowance for employees drawing pay under ROP Rules, 1999: and 01.07.2013 at the following revised Increase of 17% w.e.f., 01.07.2013 from rates subject to the following condition: the existing rate of 166% to 183% of pay including Dearness Pay. 1st installment w.e.f. 01.01.2013 (i) Dearness Allowance for employees (iii)Additional Dearness Allowance for employees drawing pay under ROP drawing pay under ROP Rule, 2010: InRules, 1993: Increase of 47% w.e.f., crease of 8% w.e.f., 01.01.2013 from the 01.07.2013 from the existing rate of existing rate of 72% to 80% of pay in 588% to 635% of pay. the Pay Band including Grade Pay. (ii)Dearness Allowance for employees The provisions contained in paras 1, 2, 3, drawing pay under ROP Rules, 1999: Increase of 15% w.e.f., 01.01.2013 from 4, 7 & 9 of this Department’s O.M. No. FIN/ the existing rate of 151% to 166% of ROP/4/84/(Vol-I) dated 1st November, 2011 shall continue to be applicable while pay including Dearness Pay. (iii)Additional Dearness Allowance for regulating Dearness Allowance/Additional employees drawing pay under ROP Dearness Allowance under these orders: The arrears from 01.01.2013 upto Rules, 1993: Increase of 41% w.e.f., 01.01.2013 from the existing rate of 31.10.2013 shall be credited to the respective GPF/CPF accounts of the employees 547% to 588% of pay. concerned. Cash payment shall be made from 1.11.2013 salary onwards (that is, from 2nd installment w.e.f. 01.07.2013 (i) Dearness Allowance for employees the salaries of November, 2013 payable in drawing pay under ROP Rules, 2010: December, 2013). No part of the arrears upto
31.10.2013 shall be paid in cash except in case of those employees who have already retired from service or have died or are due to RETIRE ON SUPERANNUATION on or before 30.4.2014. The Government servants who have not yet opened Provident Fund Account can be allowed to draw the arrears only after the Provident Fund Accounts are opened so that the arrears can be credited to their Provident Fund Accounts. Arrears of DA/ADA may have to be paid in cash in respect of those employees who are not required to subscribe to Provident Fund under the Rules applicable to them which shall also include those employees who are covered under the New Pension Scheme (NFS). All heads of offices/DDOs are hereby instructed to carefully scrutinize all arrears DA/ADA bills to ensure that NO CASH PAYMENTS are allowed except in respect of those who have already retired or died or are due to RETIRE ON SUPERANNUATION on or before 30.4.2014. All such bills must be certified to that effect by the head of office/DDO concerned. In case of Government servants due to retire on superannuation, the exact date of retirement shall be
NRLM Dist Level Sensitization Prog held
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“After so many poverty alleviation programmes under the Rural Development (RD) department, how much have our society achieved?” W Honje Konyak, DC Kohima questioned at the district level sensitization programme on National Rural Livelihood Mission. The programme was held on November 6 at the Conference Hall, DRDA Kohima with stakeholders such as NGOs, VDBs, Church representa-
tives, Self Help Groups (SHGs), banks and district administrators participating at the program. Honje Konyak exhorted the stakeholders to look at the past programmes and check whether it has been implemented appropriately and to rededicate themselves to the new programme. Honje Konyak mentioned on the misuse of rural schemes and emphasized on the need for practical capacity building, commitment, and identification of activities in rural areas while implementing the NRLM programme.
Kohima, November 6 (DiPr): The District Education Officer, Kohima, Senthang will grace as Chief Guest of Parents’ Day cum Prize Distribution of Azedon School, Kohima to be held on Friday, November 8 at School Ground. Reverend Father Neisalhou Carolus Kuotsu, Vicar General of Kohima Diocese will pronounce invocation to God with welcome address by Zekrol Angami, Chairman, SMB. Pre-Primary Children’s will special number, cultural show followed by prize distribution and annual report presentation by V.M. Soleho, MD. The School Management Board, staff and students of the school, cordially invite parents and well-wishers to attend the programme.
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He further said, “Nagaland is very good in paperwork and reports and accordingly has received several awards, but if we really look into it, do we really deserve it?” M Sihu Bizo, DPM (DMMU), SRLM, DRDA, Kohima chaired the event while the welcome address was given by Thungdeno Mozhui, Project Director, DRDA, Kohima. An introduction to the NRLM was presented by Visasolie, CEO, SRLM Nagaland. A power point presentation was given by Menuoneituo, SPM, SRLM Nagaland.
Azedon School parents’ day on November 8
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iethozo Thakro felt his connection to music from equally passionate and huge love for music from his parents. He knew music would take him when he embraced his opportunities from encouragement around when he stood on stage at a tender age. His musical abilities have been endorsed to God since then. He has been elevated in this field after his role as the protagonist in the musical play “Jϋketa Nuo” (The Prodigal Son) composed and arranged by R. Kevichϋsa and directed by Nise Meruno. His journey led him to bag the award winning titles in The 3rd Annual Music Award of Nagaland for winning “Song of the Year”, “Best Gospel Song Category” for the song “A Kecha”. Predictably, Diethozo is a humble yet modish wedding singer and adding to his caliber are his hands with scissors when he works on hair as a hairdresser. Above all his forte as a singer is his versatility marking his musical impact which is still unfolding!!!
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DimaPur, November 6 (mexN): The Catholic Association of Nagaland (CAN) informs all the executive members, members of advisory committee, presidents and secretaries of all the Catholic
recorded in each case. In case of gazetted officers claiming cash payment on account of being due for retirement on superannuation, certificate to that effect indicating exact date of retirement shall be recorded on the body of the bill. The Treasury Officer shall personally ensure that no cash payment of arrears in respect of serving gazetted officers allowed in the absence. The amount of arrears credited to the Provident Funds shall not be treated as accumulation for the purpose of temporary or Non-refundable withdrawals till 28.02.2015. While sanctioning temporary or Non-refundable withdrawals from Provident Funds, the sanctioning authority shall take care to EXCLUDE this lump sum credit till 28.02.2015. However, this condition shall not apply in case of final withdrawal from Provident Funds in respect of employees, who have retired, died or have ceased to be in service otherwise. This was stated in an office Memorandum through the Finance Department Establishment Branch & ROP Cell, Government of Nagaland vide order No. FIN/ROP/4/84/(Vol1) dated Kohima the 5th November 2013.
ANDPO writes to State Disabilities Commissioner
Kohima, November 6 (mexN): The All Nagaland Disabler Peoples’ Organisation (ANDPO) has pointed out to the Disabilities Commissioner of Nagaland that as per the advertisement published in local dailies, 3% of the posts are reserved for persons with disabilities along with age concession. However, on the contrary, the application form does not have any provision for persons with disabilities to indicate their case as a separate and distinct category under the reservation policy of the state government. ANDPO chairman Tezenchu Semy and general secretary Benjamin Sema
Tribal Association that Central Executive Council (CEC) of Catholic Association of Nagaland meeting will be held on November 10 at 12.30 pm, Abraham’s Hall Catholic Center at D. Block, Kohima. For further information, contact: Elias T. Lotha, President CAN, Mobile Number: 9436011036 and Johnny Ruangmei, Secretary General CAN, Mobile Number: 9856680933.
Culmination prog of Hepatitis C signature campaign
Kohima, November 6 (mexN): The Kohima Users Network along with HepCoN is conducting culmination programme of Hepatitis C signature campaign on November 12 at 10:00 am at DUDA Guest House, Kohima. Sentiyanger, commissioner & secretary for health & family welfare will grace the occasion as the chief guest. The programme will be chaired by Phukato while welcome address will be delivered by Kevinguto, president KUN. Overview of the signature campaign will be given by Ketholelie while initiatives of MSD in NHAK will be briefed by Saikat. Issues and
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in a representation to the Disabilities Commissioner stated further that in the absence of proper educational and training facilities for disabled persons, it is not possible for them to get decent education. In this regard, educational qualification in departmental recruitment may be released as are given to backward tribes for certain period. In additions, the Organisation also added that a thorough revision of reservation policy for disabled need to be brought up, so that the whole system is made disabled friendly. The ANDPO further, appeals the office concerned to look into the matter for ‘perusal and intervention.’ concerns will be highlighted by HepCoN convenor Abou Mere. The programme will conclude with vote of thanks by Tribhuwan.
‘Ningol Chakkouba’ celebrated at Dimapur
DimaPur, November 6 (mexN): The Dimapur Meitei Social Welfare Association celebrated the first ever ‘Ningol Chakkouba’ at Doma Building, Ragailong Colony on November 5. Anela Tsalo, general manager, FCI and Lucy Akokla graced the programme and chief guest and guest of honour respectively. The programme was adorned by colourful ningols (daughters) from different communities along with the Meitei daughters in their traditional attires, followed by a feast. The Association in a press release issued by its general secretary Pastor S Nila Singh expressed hope that the celebration of this festival along with ningols of different ethnic community would held to build up communal amity and enable to share with each other the diverse cultures on a common platform.
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Zeliangrong people against handing over road projects to Manipur govt DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 6 (MExN): Representatives of apex organizations belonging to the Zeliangrong community has written to the Prime Minister of India expressing its strong opposition to the decision taken by the Government of India entrusting the Manipur State Public Works Department (MSPWD) to take over the construction work of the Khongshang-Tamenglong road (Km 40) from Border Road Organization (BRO). According to the letter this decision to hand over the project to the MSPWD was taken by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Govt. of India and termed it as a matter of great concern
for the people of Tamenglong district, which is considered by the Govt. of India as one of the most backward district of the country. The letter goes on to mention that this decision of the Govt. of India “despite the fact of people strong demand to entrust the work to BRO instead of State PWD has created doubt whether the Govt. of India has lack of concern for development and upliftment of this part of the country”. By taking such a decision “against the wish of the people”, the letter to the PM states that this has shown that the Govt. of India has adopted a policy of anti-people, antidevelopment, etc. “As the
NEw DElhI, NOVEMBER 6 (PTI): The Centre has extended the cover of controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in Assam and border areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya for a period of six more months with effect from November 4. The decision has been taken by the Home Ministry after considering the security situation in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya. While AFSPA will cover entire Assam, it will be applicable up to 20 km from the borders of Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya where insurgent groups are active. AFSPA has been in force in Assam since 1990 when ULFA was declared outlawed and Army crackdown was launched against the insurgent group. There have been continuous demands for repeal of AFSPA by various groups in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Manipur and other states. Though Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had declared that the Act would be amended to ensure it was "humane" on the basis of the Justice Jeevan Reddy Commission's report, no action has been taken so far.
AIzAwl, NOVEMBER 6 (PTI): Serchhip constituency in Mizoram's central district of Serchhip would be one of the most interesting seats in the coming elections to the 40-member state Assembly to be held on November 25. Four-time Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, who would be contesting from the seat, would be facing a tough contest from C Lalramzauva, an advocate and common nominee of the Mizoram Democratic Alliance (MDA). Lal Thanhawla had contested and won six times from this seat and lost only once in 1998 to a retired engineer K Thangzuala of the Mizo National Front (MNF). This time, MDA, the three-party alliance of the MNF, the Mizoram People's Conference (MPC) and the Maraland Democratic Front (MDF) is trying to repeat the 1998 debacle of the Chief Minister. In 2008, Lalramzauva, who contested the polls from Serchhip constituency on a Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) ticket, lost to Lal Thanhawla by a margin of 952 votes and by a margin of 1399 votes in 2003. Lal Thanhawla would also contest from Hrangturzo constituency in Sechhip district, which was being
ShIllONg, NOVEMBER 6 (IANS): Meghalaya is aiming to become surplus in fish production after depending on 25,000 tonnes of annual imports, notably from Andhra Pradesh. "We import close to 25,000 tonnes of fish annually from other states, notably, from Andhra Pradesh. The whole effort of this mission is to cut down on import and to make Meghalaya self-sufficient in freshwater fish," said K.N. Kumar, Meghalaya's principal secretary (fishery department) at the first Meghalaya State Aqua Fest held here Tuesday. The Meghalaya government has embarked on an ambitious mission to make the state self-sufficient in fish production and in the first phase of this endeavour it proposes to create 6,518 ponds by Decemberend and release 1,000 fingerlings in each of these water bodies. "By the end of this year, the ponds would be created and by June-July next year table-size fishes (about 600 gm) would reach the dining table of the people. The objective of the government is to do away with the reliance on the import of fishes from Andhra Pradesh," he said. Out of 6,518 ponds, 5,800 have been sanctioned and 5,804 farmers have received the first instalment of financial help from the government. Meghalaya imports an estimated 25,000 tonnes of fish annually from Andhra Pradesh, consisting main-
ly of Indian major carps like Rohu, Katla and Mriga. As part of the Aquaculture Mission launched in March 2012 by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, the government has provided subsidy for creation of the ponds to 40,000 proposed fish farmers. Creation of each pond costs about Rs.one lakh of which 60 percent will come as grant from the state, 25 percent as bank loan and 15 percent as contribution from the beneficiaries. Kumar said a three-pronged approach has been adopted to unleash the state's fishery potential. The first investment that was made, Kumar said, was on the farmers who are the primary stakeholders by building their capacities so that they are ready and prepared to handle the massive challenge of making the state fully sufficient in fisheries. For the last two years, the capacity of the fishery department officials has been upscaled so that they are sufficiently equipped in various aspects, he said. The third investment was on creating the requisite infrastructure by building up partnership with established institutions, Kumar added. "In our state, which is endowed with abundant land and water and has an unemployment problem, it does not make sense to import fresh water fish from a 2,000 km distance," he said. The target for developing the fish ponds before the end of December is 6,518 of 0.1 hectare in
AFSPA cover in Assam extended for six months
Govt. of India might have well aware that the district does not have linked or connected with airways, seaways, railways or helicopters service but only road ways played vital connectivity. Now the road connectivity will be obstructed by the Govt. of India wrongful decision”, it stated. It has also alleged that the Govt. of India’s total negligence towards the plight of the people of the district by conceding to the demand of Manipur State Govt. would serve the interest of “unscrupulous contractors, which has a track record of corruption and negligence” and that this will immensely hurt the sentiment of the people.
“The Govt. of India decision to hand over the road construction works to Manipur State PWD is only allowing the PWD to swindle development fund”, it stated while adding that this was evident from the “precedence of the Manipur State PWD in respect of road construction works undertaken in respect of Tamenglong district i.e:-KaiphundaiTousem road; Tamenglong- Haflong road and B i s h n u p u r - Re n g p a n g road (Old Cachar road/ Tongjeimaril) Etc. According to the letter, all these roads construction work are incomplete and abandoned although necessary fund have been exhausted. As such in the event of fail-
ure on the part of Govt. of India to re-consider and withdraw the above mentioned decision in the interest of the people, the people of the district may approach any competent law court in the interest of the citizen of this part of the country in order to get justice, it stated. The letter to the PM was issued and signed by Poudinlung Riamei, Gen. Secy. Zeliangrong Baudi (Manipur), Subash Kamei, Gen. Secy. Zeliangrong Youth Front (Assam, Manipur & Nagaland), Kadijanbou Pamei, Chairman, Zeliangrong Student’s Union Manipur and K.B. Aduan, Convenor, Zeliangrong people’s Co-ordinating Committee, Manipur.
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AIzAwl, NOVEMBER 6 (PTI): The Election Commission is fully prepared for the upcoming polls to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly scheduled for November 25, Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath said here today. 100 per cent updated photo electoral rolls and 100 per cent Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) by the state election department was highly commendable, Sampath told reporters. He said 94 out of the 1,126 polling stations are critical and special measures have been taken to keep a watch on them. "Security has been tightened and beefed up in these critical areas and along the border areas with Myanmar, Bangladesh and neighbouring states of Assam, Manipur and Tripura," he said, adding quick response teams and flying squads would be deployed with executive magistrates in these areas. During the meetings which the EC held yesterday and today, it was decided that damaged roads due to heavy rains in many places, especially in the southern districts, should be repaired on war-footing, the CEC said. Alternate communication network for interior villages where mobile network is absent would be arranged, he said, adding concerned officials have been instructed to take strict action to curb flow of illicit liquor to prevent electoral malpractices. Sampath also urged the voters to come out in large numbers on the day of polling. Officials told PTI that coordination with the Assam Rifles in areas along the Manipur border and security along the 64 km long un-fenced border near tri-junction of Mizoram-Tripura-Bangladesh in Mamit district was also discussed with the EC during the meeting attended by Chief Secretary Ms L Tochhong, DGP and other senior officials today. CEC Sampath, Election Commissioners H S Brahma and Dr Nasim Zaidi and top officials of the EC, who arrived in Aizawl yesterday returned to Delhi today.
occupied by Lalthansanga of the MPC, now a common candidate of the MDA. Another interesting seat would be the East Tuipui in Mizoram-Myanmar border Champhai district where former chief minister Zoramthanga of the opposition MNF was pitted against a retired senior bureaucrat T Sangkunga of the ruling Congress. Till recently, Sangkunga was the president of the powerful central committee of the Young Mizo Association (YMA), the apex Mizo body.
M'laya aims at surplus fish production
size, which is around 650 hectares of water area, the state official added. "This is a kind of water area which is not easy to achieve in the normal course because it took as long as a decade for us to develop just about 500 hectares of water areas and then we are trying to achieve it within just two years' time," Kumar added.
Zoramthanga, the two-time chief minister and former underground leader, had contested and won from this seat in 1998 and vacated the seat in favour of his close aide K Vanlalauva as he also won from Champhai seat, his home turf. A battle royal is exptected in Kolasib seat along the Assam border district of Kolasib where the ZNP chief Lalduhawma was pitted against state transport minister and Congress nominee P C Zoram Sangliana and for-
mer Speaker Lalchamliana of the MDA. Lalduhawma would contest from two constituencies and would face opposition in his home turf, Aizawl West-I seat from T B C Tlangthanmawii, president of the state Mahila Congress and former minister K Sangthuama of the MNF. Tlangthanmawii was the only woman candidate of the ruling Congress while Lalmalsawmi of the MNF, contesting from the Tawi seat in Aizawl district against state home minister R Lalzirli-
IMPhAl, NOVEMBER 6 (NNN): Angry villagers of Lilong Chajing Mairenkhong in Thoubal district today blocked Imphal-Moreh road from 4:00 am to 4:00 pm protesting the murder of Hawaibam Megha, president of the local club. Megha, 51, who had gone missing since the night of November 4, was found dead in the Imphal River section of Lilong Haoreibi Mayai Leikai Water Supply around 5:00 am yesterday. The police said they believe he was shot
IMPhAl, NOVEMBER 6 (NNN): Bongbal Village Authority, Sadar Hills under Saikul Sub-Division of Senapati district has protested that personnel of 3rd IRB posted at Thoubal Multipurpose Barrage in Keithelmanbi area are thrashing and harassing the villagers and also threatening to stop movement of goods carrier vehicles in the village. Paokam, chief of Bongbal village on Wednesday complained that the personnel of 3rd IRB headed by its commander jemandar Mohon assaulted one Henmin-
ana, was the only woman candidate of the MNF. The ZNP does not have any woman candidate. Lalhmangaiha Sailo, president of the MPC (constituent of the MDA) would contest from Aizawl East–I where he would be facing opposition from the sitting MLA R Lalrinawma of the Congress and Zarzoliana of the ZNP. Parliamentary Secretary to the Chief Minister, Lal Thanzara, younger brother of Lal Thanhawla would be contesting from Aizawl North–III from where he won with a thumping majority and would be pitted against former legislator Lalchhandama Ralte of the MDA (MNF). Lalhmingliana, the lone Rajya Sabha member would be contesting from Serlui seat in Kolasib district against sitting legislator K Lalrinthanga of the Congress and former Speaker of the state Assembly R Lalawia of the ZNP. Another interesting contest on the cards would be from Tuichang seat in Champhai district where sitting legislator and state health minister Lalrinliana Sailo would be contesting against former Lok Sabha member Dr H Lallungmuana of the MDA (MNF).
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The Old Ministers’ Hill Youth Organisation would like to express our deepest appreciation to all who have participated, supported & contributed towards the successful Variety show ‘Colours of Life’ held on the 2nd of November 2013. The Organisation would like to mention special thanks to: 1. Shri. Vikheho Swu, Parliamentary Secy. Irrigation & Flood control 2. Shri. Dr. Nicky Kire, Parliamentary Secy. Law & Justice, Land Revenue, Labour & Employment 3. Shri. Vikho Yoshu, Parliamentary Secy. PWD (Housing), Treasury & Accounts 4. Shri. Pele Khezhie, President, Nagaland Contractors & Suppliers Union 5. Shri. Temjenwati Aier, Chairman, Panchayat Old Ministers’ Hill 6. Ministers’ Hill Baptist Hr. Sec. School, Kohima 7. Mt. Sinai Hr. Sec, School, Kohima 8. The Vineyard, Kohima 9. Dainty Buds, Kohima 10. New Ministers’ Hill Youth Organisation 11. Dvüvürü Youth Organisation 12. Supply Colony Youth Organisation 13. Jail Colony Youth Organisation 14. Purple Fussion 15. Red Street Hooligans 16. Rosou Rhi 17. Vivi Savi 18. Martha Kirha 19. Vire Nukhu 20. Kethobo Savi 21. Life Pro 22. Media fraternity 23. All the Participants 24. Colony members & well wishers Old Ministers’ Hill Youth Organisation
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Para 2 Tender documents may be downloaded from BRO website of NIT www.bro.gov.in on or after 28 Oct 013 and printout is to be taken of A4 size paper, It is advisable that the download-d tender document is preferably printed through laser printer only. Submission of photo copy of tender is not permitted. Tender documents downloaded from BRO Website shall be accompanied with cost of tender documents, failing to which tender document shall be summarily rejected. -do- Tender documents may be downloaded from FIR° website www.bro.gov.in on or after 11 Nov 013 and printout is to be taken of A4 size paper. It is advisable that the download d tender document is preferably printed through laser printer only. Submission of photo copy of tender is not permitted, Tender documents downloaded from BRO Website hail be accompanied with cost of tender documents, failing to which tender document- shall be summarily rejected Para 9 Tender (in full) either -downloaded from BRO web site of NIT or purchased from BRO will be received by HQ 15 BRTF (GREF), Pin-930 015, C/O 99 APO so as to reach this office on or before 16 Nov 2013 at 1200 Hrs. Part-I (Unpriced bid) will be opened on 16 Nov 2013 after 1200 Hrs and Part-II (Priced bid) shall be opened after 1200 hrs on 25 Nov 2013 -do- Tender (in full) either downloaded from BRO web site or purchased from BRO will be received by HQ 15 BRTF (GREF), Pin-930 015, C/O 99 APO so as to reach this office on or before 28, Nov 2013 at 1200 Hrs. Part-I (Unpriced bid) will be opened on 28 Nov 2013 after 1200 Hrs and Part-II (Priced bid) shall be opened after 1200 hrs on 06 Dec 2013
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to death and later dumped into the river. The bandh enforced by the Joint Action Committee (JAC), demanding justice in the Megha killing, on National Highway-2 section of Imphal-Moreh route disrupted normal traffic flow on Wednesday. T Sarat, convenor of the JAC said the deceased was traceless since the night of November 4. That night, Megha was attending a meeting at Lilong Mairenkhong Raising Club when he had left the club after he received a call on his mobile
phone, he said. He said the JAC will not claim the body now being kept at RIMS mortuary and pledged that it would join hands with other social organisations to launch further agitation until justice is done to the victim. On Wednesday, Langthabal constituency MLA Karam Shyam condemned the killing of Megha and described the state as a land controlled by armed murderers. He suggested that all the 60 MLAs of the state should shoulder responsibility for such heinous crimes.
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thang Kipgen at Keithelmanbi bazaar without any provocation yesterday. It said the victim is a jawan of CRPF 69 Battalion. The Bongbal village chief questioned the motive of the 3rd IRB for being hostile to the villagers and said the village secretary was detained by the ‘jemandar’ when he tried to reason with him in connection with the incident and intimidation. He urged the competent authority to take up action against the erred IRB in order that the villagers can maintain peace and harmony.
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State observing Vigilance Awareness Week without businEss oil ministry wants Finmin to review any Visible Actions remains a Farcical Exercise: nPCC duties levied on branded fuels T
New Delhi, November 6 (AgeNcies): The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has requested the Finance Ministry to review the duties levied on branded auto fuels (petrol/diesel) to bring down the price differential with non-branded or regular fuels. This, it believes, will attract consumers to opt for branded fuels, which will help improve the fuel efficiency (by about 2 per cent) resulting in reduction in overall demand for petroleum products. The branded petrol from Indian Oil Corporation stable called XtraPremium is sold at Rs 79.89 a litre in Delhi. The non-branded fuel in Delhi is sold at Rs 71.02 a litre. Indian Oil’s branded diesel called XtraMile is sold at Rs 67.41 a litre in Delhi, while the nonbranded diesel is available at Rs 53.10 a litre. To enhance the fuel efficiency of new generation vehicles, specialised products (branded petrol and diesel) were launched by oil marketing companies in line with global trends and in keeping with the technological advancement in the automobile industry. In 2009 Union Budget, new duties were introduced on branded fuels which raised the differential between unbranded and branded fuel. Due to this, sales of branded fuels have started sliding. In September 2012, Government withdrew the subsidy support for branded fuels resulting in further downward slide.
Fuel efficiency The Ministry has launched a “Nationwide Mega Campaign” to conserve Petroleum Products with effect from October 1 with an overall purpose of the conservation campaign is to reduce consumption of key petroleum products by minimising wastage through simple fuel saving measures. “This initiative is a vital step towards demand side management with an ambitious plan of up to 3% saving potential, equivalent to approximately Rs16,000 crore in one year. The Petroleum & Natural Gas Ministry has also urged the Ministry of Power to notify ‘Fuel Economy norms’ for passenger cars within this year. For this Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister, M. Veerappa Moily, will shortly convene a meeting of all stakeholders to discuss the modalities of developing and bringing these norms into effect given the fact that countries such as the US and China have already announced ambitious targets in this regard, the statement said. Conserving Petroleum products The Ministry has also taken some other initiatives. The Petroleum Conservation Research Association and BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) have jointly formulated an ambitious benchmarking programme on fuel efficiency covering domestic LPG stoves and Agriculture Diesel pump sets.
“Ode To Lotha Tokhu Emong”
The essence of Tokhu Emong is fabulous. Merry making, expounding the spirit of amity to one another, a moment to attribute the Almighty, for showering his abundant blessing. Forget and forgive one another for the past mistakes. And to press ahead with unity, sharing one’s joy, to rejoice collectively to commemorate the monuments of Tokhu Emong A moment to retrospect our ancestor’s with contemplates their amicability. Oh! What enchanting God’s creation, Thankful, hardworking, content to endear their articulate characters, What giant and fabulous forefathers we inherit. Their legacy to emulate and appreciate. Ho! Come let us celebrate what our ancestor’s set apart a day for us. A moment to sing and adore to our heavenly father. A moment to potray the fabric of our Tokhu Emong with full of love and care. Love without expectation, care without selfishness. Oh! God, make this day. Tokhu Emong be a moment to renew and revive our hearts and mind to love our fellow being help us to extend our sympathy and concern without any delay, Breakout our boundaries of enmity, and hatred. Restore our land with full of grace and mercy. Let our Tokhu Emong be a banner of love and peace to every knot and corner of our beautiful Nagaland, A land where God bestowed to us. LONG LIVE HAPPY TOKIIU EIVONG. Y. Thunglanpemo Ezung Associate Pastor Senjum Lotha Baptist Church, Dimapur
he Lothas performs numerous festivals and ceremonies throughout the year most of which are related to Jhum (shifting) cultivation. And among the many festivals, Tokhu Emong is regarded as the queen of festivals. It is the biggest and grandest festival celebrated across every households and villages in pomp and gaiety by both young and old. Though the actual date and the number of days of celebration differ from village to village, it is normally celebrated after the end of Jhum harvest. To maintain uniformity, therefore, it is now being celebrated on the 7th day of the eleventh month every year. In the earlier days, the festival is celebrated for nine days (some narrations mentions of the festival stretching up to a month) and culminates on the ninth day. The word ‘Tokhu’ means feast or celebration while ‘Emong’ means holiday. Tokhu Emong, therefore, literally means a ‘feasting holiday’. During Tokhu Emong, people from different age groups prepare the finest dishes in variety and wine made from rice (locally called sukó) and gather together for a feast accompanied by dancing and singing, laughter and merrymaking to express their happiness for the plentiful harvest and successful year. The modern day celebration of Tokhu Emong is just a replication of the olden day’s festival practiced by our forefathers. Most of the rituals and traditional practices performed during this festival have been abandoned especially due to the conversion of faith from
he recently concluded Vigilance Awareness Week (28 Oct to 03 Nov) observed by the state alongwith rest of the country throws up a myriad of questions that hampers the functioning of State Vigilance Commission that has been unable to speed up the investigations and prosecute political leaders and officials found guilty of perpetrating mass corruption and blatant abuse of govt machinery for their personal gains. Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio’s message on the eve of Vigilance Awareness Week calling for eradication of corruption cannot be missed easily, since the past 11 years of his misrule has defined corruption to a new level, wherein the CM remains the biggest beneficiary in looting the state exchequer to the last Rupee. While the state is currently saddled with huge deficit of over 1500 crores and unable to even bring out the Works Programme for 2013-14, the fortunes of the Chief Minister and his cronies have increased manifold during the past decade at the expense of state infrastructures lying in dilapidated conditions. The State Vigilance Commission is yet to bring justice on a number of complaints against the corrupt conduct of political leaders and officials who siphoned off money meant for development works.
The tedious process to even complete the preliminary investigation and the reluctance of the state govt to accord prosecution sanction to those accused where prima facie evidences are available speaks of the NPF govt’s patronage of corrupt leaders and officials working hand in glove to obstruct and delay the due process of law. The repeated attempt by the NPF govt since Jan 2012 to appoint a former DGP accused in the 18 crore Police Modernization Scam to the post of Vigilance Commissioner sums up the complicity of the NPF govt in attempting to shield and reward tainted officials. The road construction on existing Phek to Chozuba road (44.36 km) under NLCPR amounting to 17.94 crores was abandoned without completion. Complaint lodged with Vigilance Commission on April 2012 but after the completion of preliminary investigation, the prosecution sanction for officials responsible has been denied by the Engineer in Chief under pressure from NPF govt. The second road from Old Phek to Satakha via Khuza Road (69.07 km) under NLCPR amounting to 31.97 crores faced the same fate of abandonment when the EE (R&B) was allegedly forced to issue completion certificate in 2011. Complaint lodged with the Vigilance Commission on April 2012, but
that of nature worshippers (animism) to Christianity. Religion brought changes not only in the faith of the Lothas but also in their culture, customs and traditions. However, the finer qualities of the festivals are well preserved and are passed on from generations after generations and are still practiced by the modern day Lothas. An important aspect of the festival is about gaining new friends or allies or reconciling with neighbors or enemies. This was an important occasion for children’s to seek forgiveness from parents, brothers from another brother, one clan from another clan or even among villages. Individuals, friends or families involved in quarrels, altercations or even bitter wars mend their acrimonies by exchange of gifts and presents during this festival. It is a time where parents bless their children or the young seeking favours from the aged and elderly by offering food and wine; where childless couples offer rituals and sacrifices for progeny, and where offerings and celebrations were made for better health, wealth and brighter future. Tokhu Emong also brings good news to young lovers engaged in months or years of courtship as this festival grants permission for marriages throughout the village. Courtship or lonhyak (‘lo’ means loroe or girl, ‘nhyak’ meaning waiting) has been an arduous task for
the ‘groom in waiting’ as during this period he is tested by the father of the bride in numerous ways including war skills, crafts, agility, hard work, integrity and courage etc. And only when the father of the bride is pleased that proposals for marriage are officially accepted. As such, courtship, in some cases, were said to last even for seven or nine years. Hence, couples who intend on getting married and has found the favours of friends and approval of their families can finally ‘tie the knot’ after this festival. Tokhu Emong, for such couples, therefore, means love and fulfillment as well. The festival also grants permission for the construction of new houses and granaries in the village. It was tradition not to conduct marriages or construct houses or granaries etc. before the Tokhu celebration. It also marks the end of contract for babysitters (ngaropvüi) who were contracted in the earlier part of the year in exchange for jhum fields, rice, wood, thatch or even salt, shovels or wine (T C Kithan). For these baby caretakers, who have been assigned by their parents to take care of others children for a year, Tokhu Emong means liberation or freedom from slavery and servitude as they will be relieved of their duties. The festival also marks the separation of the death from the living. Though this is no longer practiced, for a household facing death in the family, this separation of
even after an interval of 21 months, the preliminary investigation is yet to be completed owing to the state govt’s interference to shield the corrupt. The complaint lodged against the former Parliamentary Secretary for Social Welfare, who is currently the Speaker of NLA, with regards to siphoning hundreds of crores through forgery, cheating and fraudulent withdrawals under the Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) and Construction of Angawadi Shed/houses is yet to even see the completion of preliminary investigation by the Vigilance Commission. With all undue delay in the process of investigation hampered by the interference of the state govt right from the preliminary investigation stage up to the level of refusing to accord prosecution sanction against the charge sheeted officials, the State Vigilance Commission has been rendered totally impotent to carry out its duties in prevention of corruption and achieving transparency in utilisation of public funds. The NPF govt after plundering and looting the state exchequer for a decade cannot dare to let the State Vigilance Commission carry out its own course of investigation and for which the entire Vigilance Awareness week will always remain a farcical exercise under the NPF govt. Issued by: Media Cell NPCC
death has a special meaning attached to it during the olden days. When a member of a household passes away, the immediate families have to attend to the graveyard until the next Tokhu Emong. During this period, families offers food, wine and flowers to the graveyard periodically signifying that the departed soul is still considered a part of the family. First grown vegetables and food items were also offered to the departed soul before consumption by members of the family. This practice continues till the final day of the Tokhu celebration, where rituals were performed and the death were finally liberated. Moreover, this festival is also marked by display of skills and talents where the youths compete among themselves in various areas of disciplines and expertise. Even though, the traditional taboos, rituals and customary practices attached to Tokhu Emong have been slowly and gradually abandoned, the Lothas continues to celebrate this festival every year to remind themselves of their past glories and the rich cultural heritage that they had received from their forefathers. It is also an occasion to impart historical and cultural lessons to the younger generations to keep them abreast of their history, culture and identity. More so, it’s an occasion to spread the message of love, oneness and fraternity. ‘Happy Tokhu Emong’
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The Morung Express
Thursday 7 November 2013
Peren district schools without science stream pereN, November 6 (Dipr): “In all the Peren district higher secondary schools, there is no science stream till date,” informed Suipeung, Headmaster, Peren High School. Science stream was proposed earlier but could not take up till date, he added. The ‘Board’ felt the seriousness of the issue, as there was not a single Science stream in the whole district. The Board was made to understand that the higher authority gave a green signal earlier without any infrastructures as even the faculty for the same. The issue was deliberated at length and the need for
Science stream was particularly supplemented strongly by the Headmistress of Government Higher Secondary School Jalukie. She added that the record of student who opted for Arts stream despite having good marks in Maths and Science in HSLC examination was very high in Jalukie, as the parents could not afford to send their ward outside the hometown. The Board has decided to remind the higher authority to take necessary action at the earliest. Hevikhe Sumi, DSCO Peren, made later representation on water conservation. He stated that water is one of the basic
needs of life existence and added that proper management planning in execution of water should be practice by all. He also highlighted ways and means to harvest water by all concern. He also informed that 2013 is being declared and observed as the year of water conservation by the government of India and that Soil department in the State is the Nodal department for creating awareness about water conservation. He also presented cumulative rainfall chart of the district from 1995 to 2013, both in percentage and millimeter. He apprised the Board that rainfall percentage between minus 19 to
+19 is normal for cultivation. The Board also constituted a water conservation committee headed by DC as Chairman and DSCO as Member Secretary and other allied departments as Members of the Board. Earlier, Gideon Sumi, TA (REB) Peren also presented a brief report about job oriented skill development mela which is to be held on November 20 and 21 at Agri Expo Dimapur. He explained that the government of Nagaland has taken a serious note of youth unemployment problems which stand at around 64 thousands. The programme is in collaboration with
First aid training conducted for students
Kohima, November 6 (mexN): To be prepared to respond in any emergency, the Indian Red Cross Society, Nagaland State Branch conducted two days First Aid training program at Mt. Mary Higher Secondary School, Chumukedima, Dimapur. A press note stated that since Chumukedima falls under one of the most vehicular accident prone areas, the First Aid training program was held, which commenced from November 1 to 2, 2013. The program was inaugurated by Wokha police seized 25 cases of beer and 10 cases of rum on November 4 and the Zakie Kire, General Secresame was destroyed on November 5 in the presence of district administration, police tary, IRCSN. More than 30 and prosecuting staff. (DIPR Photo) students attended the First
BSF conducts free medical camp at Kilomi village
Dimapur, November 6 (mexN): 111 BN BSF, in its endeavour to win hearts and minds of people in their area of responsibility, in co-ordination with Evangelical Society Satakha, organised a free medical camp at Kilomi village, Zunheboto. Dr. W Thoiba Singh CMO (SG) along with his medical team of 111 BN BSF carried out health check-up of about 50 villagers who were advised on various diseases and preventive measures. A stall of canteen and grocery items was put up to cater for
Free medical camp at Thuvopisu Village held
Kohima, November 6 (mexN): A free Medical Health Camp was arranged in collaboration with Oking Hospital Kohima for the second time in the village from November 1 to 3, 2013. The local PHC was used as its venue and local staffs assisted them. Thuvopisu Village Council Chairman Vesathu Dozo in a press release stated that over 550 village and neighboring village were checked and given them treatment and medicine. Each of them was distributed free medicine and 30(Thirty) patients were given operations. Patients needed further treatment or operations have their follow treatment scheduled at Kohima with free of cost treatment. The initiative of organizing this camp was taken by Dr. Vikethonyu Kesezhie Owner of the Oking hospital Kohima. Full medical team with six specialists cardiologist, an anesthesia doctor, a surgeon, and diagnoses and performed operations. Dr. Vikethonyu while interacting with villagers has immensely sensitized villagers on health, hygiene and sanitation and motivates villagers utilize the medical health Cities in the local PHCs. Villagers were cautioned on traditional treatment and about quack doctors too. The village council wishes to appreciate the sponsor Dr. Vikethonyu Kesezhie for helping the economically marginalized section of the society and wish him to continue his good deeds in the future.
the essential needs of villagers. Sh Huska Sema, Deputy Commandant of 111 BN BSF Satakha was instrumental in organising the event. A press note received here stated that the villagers appreciated the efforts of Border Security Force and requested to hold such camps cum essential services stall at frequent interval keeping in view humanitarian angle. It has been constant efforts of Border Security Force to forge a healthy relationship with local populace and it was a small but right step in that direction.
the Director General of employment and Training (DG and T) Government of India Ministry of Labour and Employment and Youth Net Nagaland, he informed. He stated that opportunities are for skill development and career, exposure and new opportunities, training and job placement entrepreneurs interested in setting up stalls, business establishment looking to higher people and business establishment willing showcase their products and service. Forms for the same can be obtained from DC office and on spot on the day, he added. The meeting was presided over by ADC Peren Smita Sarangi, IAS.
Aid training program. In the inaugural function, the General Secretary, IRCSN and Chuba Ao, administrator, Mt. Mary Higher Secondary School delivered short speech stressing on the importance of first aid and encouraged the students to make use of the opportunity by learning the art of administering basic first aid as it is not only beneficial to the community as a whole but knowing first aid can be more beneficial for one’s own self as it can help minimize injury or even prevent death. The resource persons from the State Branch of IRCSN were Dr. Kepelhou-
sie Terhüja, Member, Managing Committee, Lucy J Tungoe, APO, Chovou Pfuzeh, Co-ordinator. Dr. Amenla from Police Referral Hospital, Chumukedima was the main resource person for the training. The IRCSN would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Adaho Mao, CMO, Police Referral Hospital, Chumukedima for deputing Dr. Amenla to render her valuable service during the two days First Aid training programme. The IRCSN also extend our gratitude to the authorities of Mt. Mary Higher Secondary School for providing space enabling the IRCSN to conduct the training.
winners ‘Making Merry’ and Rock Reign 2013 winners ‘Infuse’ have already booked two of the places. An audition for bands within Nagaland will be held on November 20 at the State Academy Hall, Kohima for the remaining three slots. The list of 22 participating bands from outside the State will be announced on November 11. The contest will be judged by a four-member panel. Results declaring the nine bands that will participate in the Grand Finale on December 10 will be declared on December
9. Tickets for the HIRC are priced at Rs. 50 each. The Naga Solidarity Park will serve as the venue for this year’s Hornbill International Music Festival. Bands from the US, UK, Norway, South Korea, Thailand and Indonesia are expected to perform at this year’s Music Festival. XL group will outsource this year’s HIRC. The Rock Contest will also witness a special performance by a visiting band from UK on December 9. Information on the contest can be procured from Unitex inc. which will act as the Control Room for the HIRC.
27 bands to compete at Hornbill International Rock Contest
Morung Express News Kohima | November 6
The Hornbill rock show is all set to go international with the first ever Hornbill International Rock Contest (HIRC) to be held from December 6-10, to be part of this year’s Hornbill Festival from December 1-10. Briefing media persons at a press conference at Unitex inc. here this afternoon, Project Director MTF, Gugs Chishi, acknowledged Advisor MTF, Khriehu Liezietsu’s initiatives in helping the Hornbill Music Festival go international.
27 bands will compete in this year’s HIRC with the winners slated to get Rs. 10 lakh sponsored by Airtel, the 1st runners up Rs. 3.5 lakh and the 2nd runners up Rs. 2.5 lakh. Five individual prizes of Rs. 30,000 each are also on the platter. Chishi revealed that 60 bands from outside the State and rest of the world have applied for the coveted rock contest. The bands will be screened by a five member committee to occupy the 22 slots kept open for visiting bands. Five slots are reserved for bands from Nagaland, of which NSACS ZERO 2013
ATMA functionaries trained at SAMETI Medical camp for porters
The trainees during their visit to Soil Chemistry Laboratory.
meDziphema, November 6 (mexN): State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI) organized a three days training for the third batch of ATMA functionaries of non-agri and allied fields of Mokokchung, Kiphire and Zunheboto districts. Director – SAMET Medziphema in a press release stated that the training was conducted from October 30 to November 1 at SAME-
TI, Medziphema. The resource persons for the three days training programme were Dr. Watila Jamir, lecturer IETC; Benjamin Lotha, i/c Bio-fertilizer Lab; Dr. Imtionen, AO; Beremjungla, AO; Dr. Ithika C. Swu, Dy PD; Akumienla, Dy PD and J. Akato Chishi, Dy PD. Inaugural session included highlighting of the training programme by Ahovi Sema, Director SAMETI. The training was con-
ducted in order to familiarize the ATMA officials on the subject of agriculture. To augment the lectures and interaction in the training hall, visits were also made to the three laboratories viz. BioControl Laboratory, Bio-Fertilizer Laboratory and Soil Chemistry Laboratory. Dr. Watila Jamir, lecturer IETC graced the valedictory function as the guest of honour. In her speech, Jamir mentioned that it is not possible to teach everything about agriculture in only three days but that the institute had tried its best to cover the most important topics. She requested the participants to attend future training at SAMETI in order to further update and equip themselves with the latest technologies of agriculture so as to better serve our friends the farmers.
and barbers conducted
Doctors inspecting patients at the medical camp.
moKoKchuNg, November 6 (mexN): Leprosy Zonal Office, Mokokchung, in partnership with Mokokchung Chamber of Commerce & Industries organized a free medical camp at the MCCI office premises where 180 adults and 4 children were given free medical examination and medicines. A team of five doctors and eight nurses along with support staff lead by Dr. Atemla and Dr. Ayangla conducted
the health camp, which was organized exclusively for non-local labourers and daily wage earners. The target groups of the camp were porters (motia) and barbers of Mokokchung town. Two cases of suspected leprosy was diagnosed and advised for further examination. A child was also found with fractured thighbone and advised for further examination by the orthopaedic in Mokokchung civil hospital.
Rajya Sainik Board meeting held at Raj Bhavan Kohima, November 6 (Dipr): The 19th Rajya Sainik Board (RSB) meeting was held at Raj Bhavan, Kohima on November 5. The Governor of Nagaland, Ashwani Kumar who is the President of the Board, delivered the opening address. The Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio who is also the Vice President of RSB Nagaland highlighted the importance of the welfare programmes for ex-servicemen and war widows. The Director, Sainik Welfare & Resettlement Nagaland, Brig. KK Roy Choudhury presented a power point review of the last year’s meeting minutes and the achievements made during the year. He also initiated the discussions on the agenda for the day. Different dignitaries from outside the State, from Delhi and Shillong
The Governor and the Chief Minister addressing RSB meeting at Raj Bhavan on November 5. (DIPR Photo)
also addressed the meeting. The prominent dignitaries present were Air Marshal Ravi Kant Sharma, AVSM, VM, AOC-in-C Eastern Air Command, Shillong; Lt. Gen SL Narasimhan, AVSM, VSM, GOC 3 Corps;
senior Defence Officers from Ministry of Defence; DGP Nagaland, Besesayo Kezo; Home Commissioner, Temjen Toy; DCs of different districts and other senior Officers of the State. In the meeting, discus-
sion on construction of ECHS Polyclinic at Kohima, construction of Sainik Rest House at Wokha, construction and allotment of land for multifaceted state sainik rest house in kohima, employment of
ex-servicemen, accreditation of State Rajya Sainik Board with various hospitals in the State and outside the State for facilitating the treatment of Ex-servicemen etc. were discussed minutely. The Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, Chief Secretary of Nagaland, Alemtemshi Jamir, Additional Chief Secretary and Commissioner, Z. Bano Jamir, Additional Chief Secretary & Finance Commissioner, Toshi Aier and President of the Nagaland Ex-servicemen Association, Captain Hekiye participated in the discussions. The Governor of Nagaland, Ashwani Kumar in his closing remarks stated that the efforts of the RSB and its welfare programmes would urge and encourage the Naga youths to join the armed forces.
MEx FILE USGOU emergency meeting on Nov 8 Dimapur, November 6 (mexN): All concerned members of the United Sangtam Gazetted Officers’ Union (USGOU) stationed at Kohima and Dimapur are informed that an emergency meeting will be held on November 8 at 3:00 pm at DUDA guesthouse, Kohima in connection with the 7th annual session of USGOU. The Union general secretary T Muralen Sangtam in a press release has requested all members concerned to attend the meeting positively.
AGOK annual conference
Kohima, November 6 (mexN): Parliamentary secretary for urban Development Zhaleo Rio will grace the forthcoming annual conference of Angami Gazetted Officers Krotho (AGOK) to be held on November 9 at Chumukedima Town Hall at 10:30 am. Meanwhile, the Western Angami Gazetted Officers Khrotho (WAGOK) informed all its members of WAGOK from Western Angami area to participate at the most important function and wish the AGOK annual conference a grand success.
Gospel Music Contest at Pfutsero
Kohima, November 6 (mexN): The Pfutsero Town Christian Revival Church Youth Fellowship is organizing an open Gospel Music Contest at Pfutsero Town from December 27 to 28. The objective of the event is to pull out the hidden talents of the youth and provide them a common platform for the gospel musicians and artists and glorify the name of Lord.
Health camp for elders conducted at Longleng
LoNgLeNg, November 6 (Dipr): The District Health Society, Longleng has conducted an elderly Health camp at CMO office, Longleng with Deputy Commissioner, Longleng, K. Libanthung Lotha as the chief guest. The health camp was conducted by Dr. M.A. Wati, CMO, Dr. T. Kushio, MS, District Hospital, Dr. Kongyan Deputy CMO, Dr. Imtiwapang DPO (RCH/UIP), Dr. Lanuchuba DTO (RNTCP), Dr. T.Lotha DPO (NVBDCP) and the staffs. Altogether, 403 elderly patients attended the camp and availed free treatment and free medicines.
IGNOU Induction Programme
Kohima, November 6 (mexN): IGNOU Induction Programme for freshly enrolled learners of Diploma Programmes, Bachelor Degree Programmes and Master Degree Programmes for Study Centre 2001 (July 2013 Batch) will be conducted on November 10 at 1:00 pm at IGNOU Study Centre- 2001, State College of Teacher Education, Kohima. All learners registered at the mentioned IGNOU Study Centre are requested to personally attend the Programme and collect their study materials and identity cards the same day. For more details, contact IGNOU Regional Centre or Study Centres. This was informed in a press release issued by Dr. T. Iralu Regional Director IGNOU Regional Centre-20 Kohima
Kohima College 2009 batch 2nd re-union
Kohima, November 6 (mexN): The second reunion of 2009 batch Kohima College with the theme: “Anchoring each other” will be held Tsiese-Basa Resort on November 9 at 10:00 am. The programme will be followed by photo session and refreshment. The committee members are convenor-Kedoroko Casavi; SecretaryNaro Imsong; member-Thejavizo Kire, Hokali Ayemi and Khrietuo Pesochü. Transportation will be provided to all the members, all the members are requested to reach Razhü point at 9:00 am and for further information, contact: 9402720324, 9402035356 or 9774930466.
Sensitization prog on ICPS held at Mon
moN, November 6 (mexN): The District Child Protection Unit Mon organized first phase of sensitization programme on Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) at three blocks- Aboi, Phomching and Tizit under Mon districts with the initiation of the State Child Protection Society under the Department of Social Welfare. The resource persons for the programmes were Avika Zhimomi, District Child Protection Officer, DCPU Mon, Anato, Legal Cum Probation Officer of DCPU, Mon and Wangkha Konyak, Protection Officer (Institutional Care) of DCPU, Mon. The resource persons outlined on the Integrated Child Protection Scheme and its Components, and the Child Rights. The programmes was attended by the members of the town council, village leaders, GBs, DBs, Police personnel’s, church leaders, student leaders, KNSK Unit and various NGOs.
Tuensang DPDB meeting on Nov 11
Dimapur, November 6 (mexN): The Tuensang DPDB meeting for the month of November will be held on November 11 in the conference hall of the DC Tuensang at 11:00 am. Therefore, all the members are requested to attend the meeting without fail.
State Level Painting competition on Nov 12
Kohima, November 6 (mexN): School of Nagaland, both private and government are informed that students of respective schools selected for participating in State Level Painting competition on Energy Conservation will be held at War Cemetery, Kohima on November 12. The reporting time is 8:30 am. Intimation letter and registration form are already dispatched to respective students and schools. All the selected students are requested to report on the date with two passport size colour photograph. For selection query, contact Basant Kr Tigga, nodal officer at 9402481884 or 8416054822.
APTMS nabs defaulters
Dimapur, November 6 (mexN): Continuing its raid on electrify theft, the state power department's anti power theft mobile squad (APTMS) Tuesday carried out raids on illegal power theft in Purana Bazaar, Burma camp and veterinary colony area. A press note received here stated that the APTMS led by SDO (E) electrical division - II Dimapur, Er.Y. Pukhashe Sema, during the raid caught defaulters for different type of offences. The following are the offenders: Pradip Das (Purana Bazaar) – Hooking, Chubamenla (Purana Bazaar)- Direct Hooking, Hokito, (Purana Bazaar)- Hooking, Hokto Jimo (Delux hotel B/Camp)- Hooking, V. Angami (Vety Colony)- Energy meter bypassed, Nino Angami (Vety Colony) - Energy meter bypassed.
The Power of Truth
The Morung Express THursDAy 7 NovEmbEr 2013 vol. vIII IssuE 303 by Aheli moitra
hen the Hallelujah Choir sang at the Third World Zomi Convention, held at Lamka (Churachandpur) in Manipur, in October this year, an old woman raised her arms up in total devotion and danced. The rest of the people in attendance showed no less devotion to the Convention and its stated objective to celebrate together; in the process, find traditional and political links, and forge unity with other Zo people, in attendance from over the world. The seriousness to this end was clear—the presentation of about 20 academic papers saw itself through packed audience for two days, going beyond the barriers of class or level of education; the academics equally contributed to make the presentations simple enough for all to understand without diluting the point of the papers. The media was provided with wi-fi internet at the venue, with the Convention being streamed live on the internet. Worship programs were held every evening at 10 churches where 10 religious leaders from the community gave messages to Zo leaders and citizens about being ‘a blessed nation.’ The Convention, through its organizing committee, set no fewer standards for the people it was seeking to bring together. Barring one, all sessions over the two days began and ended on time. Transition between sessions was smooth. Despite the lack of infrastructure and consistent rain, guests were hosted with ‘khankhua,’ the age-old Zo consciousness of etiquette and propriety that encompass “all virtues of life” for the Zomi. ‘Tawmngaihna’ or ‘altruism’ is their other tenet; giving or contributing to the community seemed to be an ingrained part of the individual consciousness of many Zomi. The Zo people, or Zomi, much like the Naga people, intend to construct an umbrella of rights. In this case, for the British-labeled Chin, Lushai, Kuki sub groups. ‘Zoram’ or ‘Zoland’ is said to encompass 81,993 sq. miles of land inhabited by the said peoples. Problems plague the construction of this umbrella, as in the case of many people scattered across borderlines. A tussle over nomenclature and language recognition continues within the Zomi, the communities amidst whose fold mostly understand each other’s dialect with varied intonation. The intent of such a World Convention is then to go beyond tribulations and form a stronger solidarity of rights where people are central to the equation. The first and second conventions were held in 1988 (Champhai) and 1991 (Aizawl) respectively. The future of the people of the peripheries, or borderlands, is not clear today. Some try to make do with policies of the respective nation states they currently inhabit—this has brought great discord within communities. Others use the difficult and ambitious language of “(re)unification” to establish a greater identity to base greater rights on. This could have the invisible loophole of slumping into identity politics while natural resources of the land and its people are replenished and ravaged by the privileged classes of the nation states. But the ideation must continue. The Naga people, with diverse tongues and identities, have led the way in giving direction to the rights and movements of the indigenous people of the region. The Zomi could do well too, or better, but perhaps it is time to make a joint collaboration to strengthen the effort. This is a general introduction. For more material, contact email@example.com
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Christopher Torchia Source: Associated Press
Is that me?
elson Mandela was amused by the elaborate makeup process a British actor went through to play him in a film based on his autobiography, the movie's producer said Saturday of a special screening for the former South African president last year. "Is that me?" Anant Singh, the South African producer of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," recalled a smiling Mandela as saying when he saw a picture of actor Idris Elba as an elderly version of the man who spent 27 years in jail under white minority rule. After he was freed, Mandela led South Africa through a difficult transition to its first racially inclusive elections in 1994, a historic event that propelled him to the presidency and inspired many around the world. "I said, 'Madiba, you really think it's you?'" Singh replied, using Mandela's clan name. He then explained that Elba sat through more than five hours of makeup before filming even began. Singh had visited Mandela at his home in Qunu, in South Africa's Eastern Cape province. Mandela, 95, has stayed in a hospital in Pretoria, the capital, several times since December and remains critically ill at his Johannesburg home. Singh and members of the cast spoke at a news conference in Johannesburg Saturday hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation for the film, which is based on Mandela's autobiography and will be released in South Africa in late November before opening in the U.S. and other markets. Naomie Harris, who starred in the James Bond movie "Skyfall," plays the role of Winnie Mandela, Mandela's second wife and a powerful figure in the anti-apartheid movement in her own right. The couple later divorced. Zindzi Mandela, one of the couple's children, said she had seen the movie with her mother and that it was an emotional experience. Mandela, she said, is often defined by his prison experiences and his fight against apartheid, but she was pleased to see that the movie also focuses on the traditional values of hierarchy, structure and discipline that shaped him in his early years in the rural Eastern Cape. "Those values are what made him better able to face challenges ahead of him," she said. Zindzi Mandela said she was particularly moved by a film scene in which she and her sister are left alone, with both their parents in detention. She said the sequence evoked "the absence of a father and the absence of a mother and the absence of a normal family life." Singh said Winnie, whose last name is now MadikizelaMandela, turned to him after seeing the movie and said: "It's beautiful. Don't change anything. I love it." The $35 million film was directed by Justin Chadwick. It also features actor Tony Kgoroge, who played the role of a presidential security chief in "Invictus," the 2009 movie directed by Clint Eastwood that starred Morgan Freeman as Mandela in the period leading up to South Africa's World Cup rugby title in 1995. This time, Kgoroge plays Walter Sisulu, a longtime associate of Mandela. Elba did not attend the news conference because he was ill. Kgoroge praised Elba's performance as Mandela, describing him as "very hungry" and "looking forward to going into the depth of his character."
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Gordon Adams Source: Foreign Policy
Rebalancing the World Stage Why America can no longer be both an actor and director
here's a well-known movement exercise for actors in the theater designed to allow actors to "feel" the balance among the players on the stage. Imagine a platform poised and level on top of a single pointed pyramid. At a signal from the director, each actor on stage moves on his or her own to a new position and it is the duty of each to react to the movement of the others by moving in such a way that the platform remains level, overall. The surface "rebalances" in the mind of each actor as they move in response to the movements of the others. None of them know what the others will do, so they must adjust as the movement takes place. A new ensemble emerges. This exercise is a compelling metaphor for where we are on the world stage today. At one time, the United States was the heaviest actor on the platform and, as a result saw itself as both actor and director. Today, the other actors are moving, some of them (China, India, Brazil) have gained heft, and it behooves the United States to recognize that movement and adjust accordingly. It is no longer a question of the United States playing both the director and the heftiest actor, shaping the world, and forcing all the others to move -- a fantasy that too many in Congress and in the administration still hold dear. It is a question of being on the stage, dealing with new patterns, new weight on the stage -- finding a new balance which neither Washington, nor anyone else, can yet define. The signs of this rebalancing are accumulating rapidly. Some of them, in fact, are a direct response to U.S. efforts to play director, to shape the system, to control the movement. The Iraqis rejected a longterm U.S. military presence in their country, one whose stability was undermined by the American invasion. The Afghans are not certain they want us around, whatever happens after we leave. Edward Snowden has peeled back another layer concealing U.S. efforts to shape and control the rebalancing surface and it has led to another set of movements. The issue is not about Snowden, safely hidden in his Russian redoubt. It is about what his documents reveal -a global U.S. surveillance operation that exceeds anyone's knowledge or expectations. Acting as would-be directors, American probes reach directly into the communications of the people and state leaders of France, Brazil, Germany, and Mexico. The national leaders of each of these countries have reacted with anger. What is it, they ask, that makes the United States think it can order the actors about on the platform? And they have begun to push back, rather than bury the disagreement. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff canceled a planned state visit to Washington. After he was publicly scolded, Obama was forced to call President Francois Hollande to apologize and reassure him that policies will be adjusted, following Le Monde's revelations on the range of U.S. espionage in France. Now Germany has joined in, with angry reactions from Chancellor Angela Merkel about U.S. intrusion on her cell phone. Likewise, the Mexican Foreign Ministry has condemned reports that the United States has been up to the same. Each is calling into question the existing balance, as directed by the United States, and proposing a renegotiation of the standing rules. They are surely not alone; there is more to come.
ate one afternoon in March, officials unveiled a new monument at the University of the West Indies, in Cave Hill, Barbados. The ceremony featured African drumming, a historian’s lecture, a bishop’s prayer and a song performed by a school choir with the chorus, “We cry for the ancestors!” Those ancestors, 295 of whom have their names on the monument, were slaves who once lived where the campus now stands. What today is a university was once a plantation. What is now a nation was once a colony. In Barbados and throughout the Caribbean, slavery remains a vivid and potent metaphor, and a cultivated memory. Presiding over the event was Sir Hilary Beckles, the head of the university and a prolific historian. He and his Jamaican colleague Verene Shepherd have spurred on the recent call by the 15-member Caribbean Community for Britain, France and the Netherlands to pay an undefined amount of reparations for slavery and the slave trade. The group plans to file suit in national courts; if that fails, it will go to the International Court of Justice. Uniting the Caribbean around any kind of policy is not easy. The region is linguistically and politically fragmented, with links to former colonial powers or the United States often trumping cooperation. But with this new call, the community, known as Caricom, is tapping into one thing that all its member states have in common: the lingering effects of slavery. Calls for reparations have a long history. As early as the 1790s, one French antislavery activist argued that the enslaved could easily ask not just for freedom but for repayment for generations of unpaid labor. But at the time of emancipation, the British granted not the ex-slaves but their former owners “reparation” in the form of a large financial indemnity. Haiti won its freedom 1804, but in 1825 it agreed to pay an indemnity to France in return for diplomatic recog-
These reactions might be dismissed as cynical (like Captain Renault in Casablanca, who was "shocked, shocked" to find there was gambling going on in a gaming room). Indeed, every nation spies. But none seem to do it with sense of righteousness of the United States, and most likely none with the funding, technology, and reach of the NSA octopus, with its $15 billion annual budget (larger than the defense budgets of all but 16 countries in the world). I can remember, working in the White House in the 1990s when the National Security Council argued that it would dominate the global encryption market through a device called the Clipper Chip. Everyone would buy it; everyone would use it, and it would allow NSA a back door into everyone's communications. The Clipper Chip died an ignominious death, and deservedly so. But it was an early indication of the ambition of the U.S. intelligence community to intrude globally and, by doing so, shape the world's security system. The strong reactions from friends and allies about U.S. surveillance, however, are not the only indication that the actors are moving on the global platform. There are other signs that Washington is losing its capacity to keep the stage level by directing the movements of the players. The United States has been able to do little to affect events in Syria. Regime change in Libya has produced chaos, not democracy. The Egyptian semi-autocrat, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, basically ignores U.S. efforts to control Egyptian events through the suspension of some of its military assistance. Meanwhile, the Saudis pull away from the United States, unhappy about America's failure to bomb Syria and renewed conversations between the United States and Iran. Then, America's NATO ally, Turkey, decides it will buy its new air defense system from (shock, gasp!) China. And how about this for a kicker: Vladimir Putin, of all people, is the one who pulls the U.S. chestnuts out of the fire over Syrian chemical weapons. Make no mistake: the other players are moving about the world stage without U.S. direction. A rebalancing of the international system is underway -- independent of any U.S. efforts to shape it, unresponsive to U.S. direction, and often in reaction to some of those very efforts. The most disconcerting part of this accelerating movement on the world stage is that we cannot predict at this point where or how the new balance will emerge. What we do know is this: for all the American
ambition to "police the global commons," we can no longer assume that a global U.S. military, diplomatic, and intelligence net will be able to direct the action. It is no longer possible to play both director and be the biggest weight on stage, assuming the others will scramble as America, and America alone, moves. It is critically important to recognize that this rebalancing cannot be corrected by vocal assertions of American power. Some politicians, especially the traditional national security Republicans, are leaping in to say the changes reflect White House weakness and ineptitude. They call for even more demonstrations of power, more "directing" to right the balance, more assertion of a weight America no longer has. Sen. John McCain, for example, says "the only American policy I can think of that President Obama is practicing, is one, he's not Bush, and second, the United States is withdrawing. And when you do that and say that, things get a lot worse and they continue to get worse. And without that strong policy, we are in trouble." He and Sen. Lindsey Graham attack the Syria agreement as an "act of provocative weakness." Others, like Sen. Rand Paul, essentially ask America to leave the stage, the balance no longer being important to America. The movements on the global stage are not the result of policy failures in Washington that can be corrected by more directing or more foot-stamping on the platform. And the activity on stage will not mean the United States simply withdraws. In fact, the assertion of American power -- orders from offstage -- have accelerated the movements we see happening today. George W. Bush and his neo-conservatives lashed out in Iraq, only to move the other actors away from the United States and further limit U.S. capacity to shape that region. The reality is other nations are becoming more important, asserting their right to move without U.S. action, and moving away from American direction. It is natural for those who think they have held the balance for decades to lash out when the other players start to move on their own. In this case, though, since the United States is also still on stage, this reaction will only accelerate the rate of change. The bottom line is the global platform is rebalancing in ways that are not predictable not under U.S. control. The platform is no longer level nor stable. And today, the United States is increasingly just another actor on the playing surface, not the director of the show.
Confronting the legacies of slavery laurent Dubois Source: NYT
nition. The money was used to compensate French plantation owners. Today this all seems shocking. In 2001 France decreed slavery a “crime against humanity,” and the U.S. Congress formally apologized in 2008 for the “enslavement and racial segregation of African Americans.” American universities have begun to apologize for their historical links to slavery. And thanks to films like “Twelve Years a Slave,” Europe and America are being forced to confront the realities of slavery on-screen. But only reparations can reverse the long-term harm. As Ralph Gonsalves, the prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, said, “We have to have appropriate recompense.” The claim is not, however, about compensating individuals, but their communities. And in this way, since most countries in the Caribbean are financially in debt to international banks, Caricom is making a provocative argument: It is actually Europe that owes the Caribbean. This is more than just creative accounting. When economists debate why some countries are poor and others are rich, they often focus on the cultural, political or economic structures of poor countries. But historians of the Caribbean have long argued that national inequality is a direct result of centuries of economic exploitation. The foundations for this argument go back to a 1944 book by the Trinida-
dian historian Eric Williams, “Capitalism and Slavery.” Mr. Williams had to pay $500 to help subsidize its publication by the University of North Carolina Press, but the book became a classic, and he later became his country’s prime minister. His argument, that the profits from the slave trade and slavery were the foundation for Britain’s Industrial Revolution, spurred decades of debate and research, and today there are hundreds of books documenting slavery’s profound impact on the modern world. But knowing is one thing; figuring out what to do is another. Consider this: In 2003, Haiti’s president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, called on France to repay the 1825 indemnity, which he blamed for his country’s poverty. The argument was historically sound: to pay France, Haiti had had to borrow money from French banks, entering a century-long cycle of debt. But a French commission concluded that, while there was a responsibility on France’s part, financial reparation was not the solution. Its report suggested that French aid to Haiti was a kind of “reparation” and urged more of it. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, President Nicolas Sarkozy offered an aid and debt-forgiveness package to the country. But the French government never officially apologized, let alone offered compensation. Despite the rightness of the Caribbean
nations’ claim, European governments are likely to respond similarly this time. If Caricom accepts this approach, the call for reparations may ultimately just come to play a strategic role within international negotiations over aid and trade. Perhaps, though, something more will come of this. In the United States, calls for reparation have long served mostly as a catalyst for debate. One good way to make the point that something is important, after all, is to attach a monetary value to it. That goes for history, too. Scholars have worked for decades to educate people through their writing and teaching. Now their arguments will be heard in court, and perhaps find their way into headlines. Just as important, the discussions around reparations — in the Caribbean as in Europe — might become an occasion to delve into history, to mourn but also confront the many ways in which the past continues to shape the present. What would it mean to truly rid our world of the legacies of slavery? In the Caribbean, it would mean undoing the divisions created by colonialism, through regional economic cooperation and reduced dependence on foreign aid and foreign banks. It would mean, above all, ending the continuing mistreatment and stereotyping of Haitians, who were the pioneers in the overthrow of slavery and have been paying for it ever since. In Europe and the United States, it would mean abandoning condescending visions of the Caribbean and building policies on aid, trade and immigration based on an acceptance of common and connected histories. It would mean, above all, consigning racial discrimination, exploitation and political exclusion to the past. That would be the truest form of reparation. Laurent Dubois, a professor of romance studies and history at Duke, is the author of “Haiti: The Aftershocks of History.”
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Voice Of A Retired Worn Out The Middle East: News and Narratives Indian Government Officer
Khekiye K. Sema IAS (Rtd)
his is the voice of one of the "retired and worn out Indian government officers" who had participated in the Dimapur ACAUT rally of 31st October 2013. There were only two of us who fit that bill: Khekiye K. Sema IAS (Rtd) and Mr. T. Solo IFS (Rtd). It is true, we are retired and also worn out by all the 'topsy-turvy' injustices that is being perpetuated against the Nagas by the Nagas. I would have considered it more manly and honourable if my name had been taken straight on rather than hedge around the bush with derogatory insinuations like... "Agents of Indian Intelligent wing"... what the hell is that supposed to mean anyway? Does speaking the truth make one a member of Indian intelligent wing? If so, it would be my fervent prayer that there still are some members of the 'Indian Intelligence wing' within the NSCN(IM) left who would be prepared to listen to truth and reason. I would also appreciate if the IM can point out to me what untruth I have uttered during the rally and I am more than prepared to humbly render my apology to them in public. In the name of the Almighty God I declare without any doubt or fear in my mind and in my heart that I have tried as best I can to remain a true and faithful Naga with all my short comings, maintaining a sincere concern about the plight of our Naga people. UNBIASED TRUTH as I honestly understand it is all I would prefer to represent as a Naga rather than be silenced by ill intended irrational allegations or be cowed down by guns of injustice. The break of silence by the NSCN(IM) is taken as a welcomed development. It allows the people of Nagaland to assess their vision and put their rationality to test. Let us candidly put our perspectives on the table and "Let the people judge it"...this I endorse full heartedly.
Truth No.1: No matter how deviously the Government of Indian plays its 'divide and rule' games in the psychological and financial fronts, the common citizens of Nagaland have never deviated from the original call for freedom. They still believe that it is their God given right to fight for their freedom against foreign yoke. I too am one of them. Note: There is no crack, no division within the Naga civilian population in this belief. None! They have faithfully been paying their taxes on demand thus far, however unjustified. Can we say the same thing about our freedom fighters? Look at fragmented state of our NPGs overwhelmingly dictated by GREED, nothing more nothing less. As Christians, can they put their hands on the Bible and honestly say this is not a fact? The word UNITY does not exist in their dictionary. "Sovereignty" is just another excuse to sustain their individual greed at the cost of the people. Their kind of 'sovereignty' would probably be better described as "Mafia" on ground reality situation. The GOI has well and truly succeeded in every front breaking the backs of the Nagas. They watch their creation with contemptuous glee as all the cold blooded Frankensteins with reckless pride, uncompromising egos and insatiable greed in the form of Factional Leaders structure a serious irreconcilable rift between themselves, having totally lost sight of their original goal. The Indian Armies clap their hands, raise their glass and toast on 'one less Naga to kill', every time our Factional 'National Workers' butcher one another for turf control. Yes, turf control... for what?...TAX COLLECTION for the NATION of course! Here again it has become extremely difficult to define the word "Nation" because everyone and anyone with a little bit of authority within their respective cadres has become a 'nation' unto himself for which tax is extorted. Who is at fault here...the public for crying out loud in pain against all the excesses being imposed on them year after year for all eternity? Truth No.2: No matter what the NSCN(IM) may say, at this point the public is not quite concerned with which Faction is mandated and legitimate and which is not, even as they do acknowledge the fact that NSCN(IM) is the only group which has doggedly been engaging the GOI for a negotiated settlement. At least here the majority of the people salute them for their efforts. Despite this fact, the public is
umanitarian actors often forsake the right to privacy in favour of promoting programmes utilising phones to deliver services, either through a lack of understanding or wilful ignorance as to the risks involved. It is clear that the massive uptake of mobile phones in developing countries has played a crucial role in the success of many development interventions over the past decade. As well as aiding communication, mobiles have given people access to a range of services and information and revolutionised information collection and recording in humanitarian disasters. However, despite being a widely popular development tool, the human rights implications of using mobile phones in development initiatives are not well understood by those funding the projects or using the data of those they purportedly wish to help. Development actors need to think carefully about whether they could be inadvertently undermining the promotion and protection of human rights – in particular rights to privacy and the protection of personal data – and the rule of law in developing countries through programmes involving mobile phones. In an age of widespread communications surveillance by both state and nonstate actors, using mobile networks to transmit sensitive data is inherently risky; disseminating information to beneficiaries by mobile can have unforeseen consequences; and gathering and analysing big data sets of mobile phone activity presents a serious challenge to individuals’ rights. Individual risks Mobiles are used in an increasing variety of development initiatives, particularly in relation to health services. mHealth for Development, founded by the UN Foundation and Vodafone, for example, supports the use of mobile phones to send SMS text alerts to enable patients to adhere to their prescriptions, and to train health care workers. In Ghana, the Millennium Villages Proj-
helplessly afraid of all the factional guns that are pointed at them. For all practical purpose the factions have us in their cross-hair and has made us the enemy instead. A comical satire at its best. So when a 'nation' from every cadre comes a knocking at the door to collect their individual national taxes the public pay because they want to at least live an extra day. The issue here therefore simply boils down to "SURVIVAL" and they can hardly be bothered about their factional politics and differences. Can NSCN(IM) understand this? As the only true Supreme Commander of the National Movement being claimed by them, how is it that they allow so many factions to exist then and tax its people beyond their capabilities? How is it that they have failed to protect their tax payers and yet tell them to shut up when they cry out from under this heavy load saying enough is enough... we cannot continue to lift this impossible burden any longer. Such a painful exclamation of the people is dubbed as "Anti-National", "Anti Naga", "Anti Everything". When has the desire to want to stay alive become 'anti-national? Is that the verdict of the NSCN(IM)? Would NSCN(IM) not equally be guilty in that case because they also want to live I would presume? By what standard is ACAUT 'anti- national'? Because it is fronting this voice which every Naga has on his lips and is fed up of...the multiple unabated taxation? This much I would definitely agree, they are 'anti-bottomless pockets' of the factions. There is a good possibility that those living in the upstairs may not clearly be aware of what is going on downstairs. Therefore the word 'unabated' may be allergic to NSCN(IM) but that is the reality being faced by the common man which is causing this upheaval. Rather than accuse every Tom, Dick and Harry of hidden agenda it would be the right thing to wisely check their worms in the grass. As long as this is not done the upstairs will never understand this word. No parent would want to see their children as beggars in the open street. No child would want to lead a life of a beggar either. This is precisely our kind of society poised on becoming. Yet when the parents plead for a fair chance to see their children through towards their fair destiny by requesting the National workers to sensibly systematize their tax collecting regime, such a plea is 'anti-national'. To the best of my knowledge, ACAUT has only afforded a platform for the multitude to express their anguish without any other hidden agenda or ulterior motive. Are the (IM) deaf? Are they blind? Has the gray matter deserted them? The proposition of "one tax for one Naga National Government" is a call for all the freedom fighters to unite. It is not an issue of who has the legitimacy to claim this one tax. The NSCN(IM)as the 'Commander-in-Chief' of this National Movement is expected to exercise its position with maturity, compassion, forgiveness and reconciliation if they want to define their status as such. That's what an intelligent father would do to bring his house to order. From their point of view all the other factions are 'pretenders'. Should they all be wipe out then? This is neither practicable nor desirable; Therefore they have just one clear option: welcome all the other factions into their fold with an honourable responsibility afforded to them unconditionally, without uncompromisingly expecting them to confess their past misdeeds and ask for forgiveness first, as long as each is prepared to pledge solidarity for the cause thenceforth. After all everyone has committed a mistake or two along the way including them. This supreme sacrifice from all the National Workers is the only key and the only price that has to be paid to lift the burden from the masses. Most of all it would also make the adversary sit up and take the Nagas seriously. It is downright irresponsible to accuse ACAUT of having had a "militarized rally". In the first instance NSCN(IM) should have had better senses not to try and still the voice of the people by threats and listened instead. The rally was against all factions and not NSCN(IM) specifically. It was because of their threat that the ACAUT had passed
the responsibility of public security to the State Government. Blame the State Govt. if they must but it makes no sense to be pointing an accusatory finger at ACAUT for their concern shown for public safety. Without their threats, public security would not have been an issue. Without an issue the rally would have been just another rally without "militarized" environ as IM puts it. In this who is the real defaulter? And what was the message of this rally? The Indians are rejoicing the disunity within the ranks of the National Workers and I'm sure each national worker knows this but with greed flowing in their veins instead of blood, unity becomes a strange word. The message of "one tax for one Naga National Government" therefore in simple terms meant: Unite, revive your strength and face the aggressors as one not as 8 factions fighting and killing each other instead. How can such a suggestion be branded as treacherous or anti-national? Where is the hidden agenda in this? Who are the ones compromising the National priority with greed and ego problems? Who are the real traitors to the cause then? Let the people decide. TRUTH No.3: According to my assessment, ACAUT has maintained a balanced and fair focus on relevant issues. In their annoyance the NSCN(IM) seemed to have lost their intellectual capability to read that ACAUT has also made a pointed reference to corruption within the Government of Nagaland and the need for them to clean up their mess. Theirs is as damning as the factions' misdeeds. It is unreasonable to segregate and abridge the Faction segment only as a target group focused upon and take offence. The primary factor of concern for the people is that the common man is reeling under unfair system in both these fronts, the Govt. of Nagaland and the Factions, and appealing to them to clean up their act. The people have the right to ask for this. Unless they are partners in crime why should NSCN(IM) singularly display such an affront on State Government's behalf?
TRUTH No.4: It would take time to organise and execute an all Nagaland rally to register our solidarity towards self determination and express our resentment against the Government of India's apathy towards the settlement of the Naga issue. The rally registered its resentment against the GOI for taking the Nagas for granted for much too long a period and felt that it is about time for the people of Nagaland to chip in and raise our voices against this ruthless indifference since the State political parties will not go any further than to debate their 'equi-distant' and 'equi-closeness'. The NSCN(IM) seemed to have entirely overlooked this stand of ACAUT in their haste to dub everything that comes their way as "anti-national". It is obvious that the NSCN(IM) under-cover representatives present in the rally were unable to assimilate the proceedings of this rally in its entirety and must have taken half-baked, lopsided feedback to their bosses for them to react as they have. In future we would recommend that they detail personals with a modicum of intelligence to avoid hazardous conclusions based on half information, on their part. Pray tell me is ACAUT resolution No.2 an act of anti-nationalism? True, the people of Nagaland has overwhelmingly condemned the excesses of the Factions and the State Government which had prompted resolution No.1 and 3 and have appealed for a sensible streamlining. But did the NSCN (IM) notice that the people at the same time have equally overwhelmingly voiced their resentment against GOI and have expressed their unwavering solidarity and support for the national Workers in their pursuit for solution (minus their excesses of course)? I quite don't see from which cesspool they have dug up the hidden agenda tag against ACAUT. In the end it would be in the interest of all concerned that NSCN(IM) load their think tank with reasoning rather than load their guns and point it at those who want truth to prevail. There are many more truths beyond this but we will deal with each as we go along. This is a tired, retired worn out retired Indian Government officer signing off. God bless us all... including NSCN(IM).
Rosemary Hollis ournalists reporting on armed conflicts around the world have to take calculated risks with their own safety. That is generally well understood. Less well appreciated are the risks they take in deciding how to ‘frame’ the story. If they focus on one or two individual cases of personal loss or bravery, they may be accused of playing on the emotions of their audience to the detriment of ‘objective’ reporting. If they try to sketch out the big picture and provide context, they will almost invariably encounter irritation from one quarter or another for privileging one ‘narrative’ over another. Media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is frequently designed to give ‘equal’ air time to both parties, the better to avoid accusations of bias. However, even this device presents problems if the protagonists end up arguing with each other such that the audience becomes confused and frustrated. Equally likely, however, is that the audience will simply be reinforced in their own views on the conflict. What is going on in such cases is a contest to frame the narrative. The words, euphemisms, historical references and tropes used in this contest matter hugely. They have the power to depict one or other side as the more aggrieved or victimised, or the more disposed to violence or accommodation. The task of discerning the import of the words, phrases and illustrations deployed in the construction of a narrative has become When would-be something of a preoccupation peacemakers insist among social scientists. They call the past is past and this endeavour ‘discourse analythe only way to resolve sis’ and this seemingly rather pethe conflict is to look to destrian pursuit actually portends a whole new understanding of the future and find a what conflict is about. compromise solution to None of us can operate without the competing claims, a narrative that defines the comthey underestimate the with which we identify in power of the narrative in munity historical and contemporary perdetermining identity spective. Our national or cultural and meaning narrative tells us who we are and who we are not – how the world works and where we stand in the local, regional or global political order. These narratives are therefore very precious to us and we resist accepting the narrative of ‘the other’ at the expense of our own. Time was, we did not even talk in terms of ‘narratives’ at all. But since the 1990s it has become common parlance. Academics use the term to describe the mental maps that we all absorb as we grow up (from history lessons, literature, politics and family stories) that frame our understanding of ourselves and others. Politicians talk about competing across party lines and with the media to ‘frame the national narrative’ so that it reinforces their view of the world and serves their interests. And journalists simply assume that they are going to run into tenacious opposition when they challenge an established narrative. It behoves us therefore to take seriously the importance of competing narratives in any conflict, the Israeli-Palestinian one included. All the material facts of the situation - population size, the lay of the land, the position of military checkpoints, the distribution of water resources, the number and size of settlements, the circumstances of refugees - are indeed key features of this conflict. But so too are the different narratives developed and embraced by the protagonists to make sense of their situation. Jewish Israelis explain their attachment to Jerusalem and its environs in both historical and religious terms. They understand themselves in part through reference to the history of the Jews before 1948. And for them, the 1948 war was when they won their independence. For the Palestinians, the same war and the refugee crisis that accompanied it are remembered as the Nakba or catastrophe. For a while they embraced the Arab nationalist cause to bring them salvation. Latterly, many of them identify with Islam. Another classic case of conflicting narratives emerged after the Camp David summit that US President Bill Clinton hosted between Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. The latter placed the blame for failure on Arafat and Clinton endorsed that claim, reportedly in order to protect Barak from criticism back home. Arafat framed the outcome as a victory for Palestinian resolve. The various retrospectives written by some of the officials present also vary. Result – everyone else chooses the version they prefer. When would-be peacemakers insist the past is past and the only way to resolve the conflict is to look to the future and find a compromise solution to the competing claims, they underestimate the power of the narrative in determining identity and meaning. This is not something that can be thrown off easily and will have to be accommodated if there is to be any healing and moving forward. In the Forum on Thursday we shall explore the difficulties of disentangling news from narratives when it comes to reporting conflict in the Middle East. And we shall not simply focus on the Israeli-Palestinian case, but also the conflict in Syria. How do we weigh the different accounts and characterisations of the Syrian regime, the various rebel groups, the regional powers, the Russians and the Americans? And if all of them have some validity, what does that mean?
The promise, and problems, of mobile phones
ect provides diagnosis and treatment support to rural health workers. Despite all the attention and money being poured into mobile health, it is this area in particular in which serious privacy concerns arise. For starters, health data contains some of the most sensitive pieces of information about us. Consequently, extra care needs to be taken with the transmission and storing of data in mobile health programmes. However, a recent report by TrustLaw, in collaboration with the mHealth Alliance, recognised that the lack of comprehensive data protection and privacy protections in developing countries has impeded the effective expansion of mHealth initiatives. It is startling that the UN would promote these programmes despite knowing how perilous the privacy implications are in countries with limited legal protections. Further, access to mobile phones is not universal and, where there are mobiles, they may be shared by families. In some contexts, it is the dominant male in the household (usually the father) who ‘owns’ the phone. In this scenario, the use of mobile phones for notifying individuals about, for example, a test result, to report incidents of domestic violence, or to provide reminders about an appointment of which their family members are not previously aware could, to put it lightly, be a complicated affair. While it may be possible to exclude specifics about a disease or medication in messages, in certain areas the mere fact that one is being contacted by a health actor can be stigmatising. Therefore, some eHealth systems have started obfuscating these messages, using codes such as sport scores or messages from ‘friends’ to communicate sensitive health data, but this is not a universal practice. Mobile phones can also play a role in
In the rush to spread the information revolution, digital development agendas pose an increasing threat to privacy. But are they also unknowingly facilitating new surveillance capabilities? improving governance; mobile governance projects such as Mexico’s Citivox and India’s Kerala State IT Mission enable citizens to register to vote or report crime and corruption via their mobile phone. But in the context of poor data protection regimes, the data collected could be misused to persecute individuals who have reported corruption or to monitor political affiliations. In a context where many developing countries have or are planning to introduce compulsory SIM registration, governments would have phone numbers, tracking data, subscriber information including address and family name. Think about what could be done if the state could pair these data sets with political activity. While communications surveillance systems may help a government improve national security, they are equally likely to enable the surveillance of human rights defenders, political, immigrants, and other groups. ‘Big data’ risks Outside the dissemination or collection
of information from particular individuals, there are a range of initiatives designed to use the data generated or collected by mobiles to conduct analysis about trends and events that might inform future development and humanitarian initiatives. ‘Big data’ – the amassing and analysis of high volumes of digital data to uncover new correlations – is taking the development world by storm. Crisis mapping, where incidences of violence or disasters are mapped, is one area in which the use of mobile phone data has been lauded. In Haiti, for example, researchers conducted analysis of cell tower data to plot the location of populations fleeing from a cholera outbreak. A prominent example of a crisis mapping platform is Ushahidi in Kenya, funded by, among others, the Ford Foundation and MacArthur. Big data can also be used to map infrastructure and the use of public services like transport. Telecommunications company Orange recently opened a big dataset of 2.5 billion anonymised text messages and phone calls from Côte d'Ivoire, enabling researchers to analyses and redesign bus routes in the country. The same data however, could also potentially have been used to identify the movements of particular religious groups, for example, by following phones that were located around mosques at a particular time of day. Additionally, when paired with other data, anonymised data can be deanonymised and used to locate individuals. The problems of anonymisation are enhanced by the lack of safeguards and standards inherent in data for development initiatives. With the fervour of using and unlocking data sets for development, many people forget one important thing: data is not context free. Developing countries are plagued by
violence, conflict and other historical, ethnic, social and cultural fractures that heighten the risk that big and open data will be misused. Discrimination or persecution could easily be the result of de-anonymisation of big data pertaining to, for example, electoral trends, public health issues, political activity or location. The risk of the misuse of personal data is heightened when data is open and thus accessible by any one for any reason. More critical thought about mobile phones and their rights’ implications is urgently needed; the risk that development initiatives unknowingly create legacy systems to aid impermissible surveillance or other rights-limiting regimes is significant. The New America Foundation’s recent report Dialing Down Risks: Mobile Privacy and Information Security in Global Development Projects outlines core principles to guide development funders and practitioners in incorporating privacy protections into their projects. These principles provide an excellent starting point for a broader discussion around the risks that come along with the opportunities that the use of mobile phones offer for development initiatives and the need to develop more robust practices and standards in this area. These concerns however, should not be construed as being anti-technology or ignorant of the benefits of mobile phones. If anything, many of the initiatives being backed by western donors in the developing world (biometric databases, electronic voting registration systems, criminal databases and border surveillance initiatives) would raise considerable controversy at home. Despite whatever good intentions development actors may have, the biggest danger is moving forward without thinking of possible collateral damage. The ends sought by the humanitarian community can be reached without instituting mass surveillance regimes in the process. A far more active approach is needed to ensure that the adoption of new technologies like mobile phones promote, rather than imperil, the human rights of those they are purported to benefit.
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Stop playing politics over Modi’s security: BJP
NEW DELHI, NovEMbER 6 (PTI): The BJP on Wednesday accused the Centre and the Bihar government of failure to prevent the Patna blasts that was “aimed at liquidating” Narendra Modi and demanded upgrading of security for him. However, the Centre rejected the BJP’s charge and said adequate and required security has been given to Modi ruling out SPG cover because it needs legal amendment. The morning after the BJP Parliamentary Board passed a resolution saying the blasts was an attempt to liquidate the BJP leaders present, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar held the Centre and the Nitish Kumar government responsible for the “murderous attack” on Modi in Patna. Citing the blasts and media reports that there is a heightened threat to its prime ministerial candidate, he alleged that there was “gross negligence” on the part the two governments as even standard operating procedures for security like frisking, sanitisation of the area and metal detectors were not used at the Patna rally. “We cannot do politics on terror. The country has lost two Prime Ministers due to terrorism and we should learn lessons from this. “We hope the Centre will take note of the threat to Narendra Modi and not do politics on the issue of security. We demand that Modi be provided adequate security,” he said. Reacting to BJP’s charge, Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said security
No SPG protection for Modi, his security adequate: Govt NEW DELHI, NovEMbER 6 (PTI): In the wake of BJP’s demand for foolproof security to Narendra Modi, the government on Wednesday said the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate’s security has already been tightened but ruled out SPG protection for him. “We have already given adequate security to Narendra Modi. Whatever security is required, we have given to Modi,” minister of state for home RPN Singh told reporters here. He was reacting to BJP’s allegation that the serial blasts at its rally in Patna was an attempt to liquidate the party leadership, including Modi. The party has demanded the Centre should take adequate measures to provide foolproof security to the leader. “We have given him (Modi) NSG security which is very high level of security. We have also ordered conducting advance security drill before his visit to any place,” Singh said. The minister said security to a person is given according to his or her threat perception and the cover for Modi has been provided according to his threat perception. He ruled out extension of Special Protection Group security to Modi, saying that under an Act of Parliament, SPG protection is given only to the Prime Minister, former
for Modi has already been tightened. “We have given him (Modi) NSG security which is very high level of security. We have also ordered conducting advance security drill before his visit to any place,” Singh said. Singh said security to a person is given according to his or her threat perception and the cover for Modi has been provided according to his threat perception.
Reacting to the demand of the BJP Parliamentary board, the Home Ministry has said that Modi has already been given full security.
Prime Ministers and their immediate family members. “BJP knows this fact but trying to do politics in the name of Modi’s security,” he said. The opposition party has accused both the Centre and the Nitish Kumar-led government in Bihar of gross negligence, intelligence failure and laxity in provid-
Speaking in Petropole in West Bengal, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Modi has been given NSG security and to provide SPG cover, Parliamentary approval is needed. Javadekar maintained that the lapses in security at the 27 October rally were “glaring” and these should not be repeated. The main Opposition also insisted that the involvement of ter-
ing the requisite security for his Patna rally last month. Reminding BJP leaders about the alleged laxity in providing security to Rajiv Gandhi when he was out of power, the minister said the former Prime Minister was not given security even at the level of a sub-inspector. He was killed in a suicide bomb at-
ror groups as also Pakistan and ISI should be probed by the government. “The attack was planned and part of a conspiracy to liquidate Modi, BJP President Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and the top party leadership of Bihar. The terrorists wanted to kill these leaders and also cause a stampede,” Javadekar said. The party has demanded that the Centre also give directions
‘Decision on PM attending CHOGM soon’
NEW DELHI, NovEMbER 6 (IANS): The external affairs ministry Wednesday said a decision was expected soon on whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would be attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo this month. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said the decision process is at a “fairly advanced stage” and “we hope to have a decision soon”, which would be communicated.
His answer comes amid speculation that the prime minister could go to Colombo to attend the Nov 15-17 summit, notwithstanding the strong opposition from Tamil Nadu political parties over Sri Lanka’s alleged human rights violations. There is also speculation the prime minister may also visit Jaffna, the capital of the Tamil-dominated Northern Province and the stronghold of the erstwhile Tamil Tigers, following an invite by its new Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran.
Tamil Nadu parties, including the DMK and the AIADMK, have been opposed to the prime minister attending the summit. Some ministers also have voiced reservations about Manmohan Singh’s Sri Lanka visit. Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office V. Narayanasamy and Union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan have both expressed hope that the prime minister would take a decision keeping in mind the sentiments of Tamils.
US looking forward to better military relationship
WASHINGToN, NovEMbER 6 (PTI): The US is looking forward to increasing its military relationship with India and the defence department receiving directions from the Obama administration in this regard last year itself, a top US Pacific Commander (PACOM) said. In an interaction with foreign journalists on Tuesday, the PACOM Commander, Samuel Locklear, said the recent Joint Declaration on Defence Cooperation issued after the White House meeting between the US President Barack Obama and the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, is a significant development. “I think it’s a very important joint statement. And I think that it outlined clearly the direction that we want to go together,” Locklear said. “We had been given in the Defence department some direction from the administration, I think, last
year, on how we should start working our plans to develop a longer-term strategic relationship with our Indian partners. It’s good for the security of the region; it’s good for our own and Indian national interests,” he said. Noting that the two countries have had a growing military-to-military coordination for some time, he referred to the ongoing Malabar Exercise, which he said has been going on for well over a decade or so. “It is an opportunity for us to get together as navies. It’s an opportunity to work - generally, they’re held every other year or so in the Indian Ocean, so it’s an opportunity for our US military ships to understand the Indian Navy, to understand the Indian waters, to help work together on the types of contingency things that we might plan together to work on,” he said.
tack in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu in May 1991. “But we are not doing like that. The home ministry wants to give the assurance to everyone that it will give security to anyone according to his or her threat perception. Foolproof security will be given to Modi,” he said.
to the states to provide the requisite security to Modi whenever he visits. It also sought to know why the Congress has fallen silent after an initial formal condemnation of the blasts. “What does the Congress have to say in the light of new facts which have emerged about the blasts,” Javadekar said, adding that the government should not be soft on terror. Asked what kind of
security BJP wants for Modi, Javadekar said, “Government knows what should be done”. “This was an attempt to liquidate the BJP leaders present at the rally. It was an attempt to inflict fatal injuries on the people present at the rally. Had the leaders and the audience not acted with exemplary restraint, panic and a resultant stampede could not have been avoided,” Javadekar said.
Modi security: RPN Singh’s Rajiv Gandhi blunder
NEW DELHI, NovEMbER 6 (AGENcIES): MoS Home RPN Singh has made the kind of booboo that opposition MPs can only dare to dream about. In his hurry to decry the ‘politicisation’ of BJP candidate Narendra Modi‘s security, RPN Singh accused the BJP of not providing adequate security to Congress Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Singh said, “it’s a pity that the BJP has chosed to politicise security. It’s also easy for me to politicise. Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had a maximum threat perception when the BJP was in power. But the security they provided him was just sub inspector level. Subsequently he was assassinated. So they shouldn’t talk about security”. “But we are not doing like that. The Home Ministry wants to give the assurance to everyone that it will give security to anyone according to his or her threat perception. Fool- proof security will be given to Modi,” he added. Except, Mr Singh, the BJP was not in power when Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated. As any Indian with a grasp of history (or decent access to Google and Wikipedia) would know, it was the Congress backed Chandrashekhar government that was in power when Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991. The BJP only came to power in 1996. The laws were amended to provide a higher level of security to former Prime Ministers only after Gandhi’s death. The BJP has not reacted to Singh’s faux pas yet, but rest assured it will. And chances are, it won’t be pretty. The BJP has demanded Prime Ministerial level security for Modi. However the centre has ruled this out. “We have given him (Modi) NSG security which is very high level of security. We have also ordered conducting advance security drill before his visit to any place,” Singh said.
The party has charged that Bihar police refused the protocol of Advance Security Liaison (ASL) with the Gujarat Police on the pretext that the central government had not ordered it. BJP said the terror module involved in the attack had been operating in the region – Bihar and Jharkhand – without any detection and this shows intelligence failure. “BJP demands that the government
AMSTERDAM, NovEMbER 6 (AP): Enlisting the help of a computergenerated 10-year-old Philippine girl, Dutch children’s rights activists turned online sex predators into their prey. In an online sting operated from an anonymous warehouse office in an Amsterdam industrial park, activists from Terre des Hommes set out to gauge the scale of a fast-growing Internet phenomenon the Netherlands-based group calls webcam child sex tourism. The result was shocking, the group’s director of projects, Has Guyt
told The Associated Press on Monday at the tiny Amsterdam office where Terre des Hommes used the 3D digital animated girl they dubbed Sweetie to unmask 1,000 Internet users they say wanted to pay to watch a child engage in sex acts via webcam. “If we don’t intervene soon, this sinister phenomenon will totally run out of control,’’ Terre des Hommes director of projects Hans Guyt told The Associated Press as he stood in front of a wall plastered with the pixelated faces of adults duped by Sweetie.
Nigerian Amaku ambassador chides India
PANAjI, NovEMbER 6 (AGENcIES): The murder of a Nigerian in Goa last week has triggered a controversy with the country’s ambassador stating ‘We feel insulted.” Ndubuisi Vitus Amaku was referring to the developments over the last few days that have included a drive by the Goa government to identify and deport Nigerians who allegedly do not have valid visas. The alleged murderer of the Nigerian has been arrested today. He is reportedly linked with a gang that traffics drugs. Amaku, the ambassador, said that India appears concerned only with the remarks of a Nigerian consular official who said yesterday, “There are only 50,000 Nigerians living in India but there are over 1 million Indians living in Nigeria. Thousands of Indians living there will be thrown out on the streets if forcible eviction of Nigerians in Goa does not stop.” Those remarks by consular attache Jacob Nwadadia expanded speculation of a diplomatic row. The Nigerian ambassador said today, “Nigerian people as a whole feel insulted and offended that you are more concerned with the welfare A Tibetan exile wears a Tibetan flag while participating in a protest rally in New Delhi, on only of your own people in Nigeria. Wednesday, November 6. The rally was held to seek the attention of the international com- I need evidence from you and from munity towards the plight of Tibetans in Tibet and for the release of Tibetan political prisonothers that you’re also concerned ers in China, among others, according to a press release. (AP Photo) about the safety of Nigerians.” Nigeria has also formally written to the Indian government expressing concerns over the security of its citizens.
103 Indians offered to pay a ‘10-year-old girl’ to strip
This hand out picture released by Terre des Hommes Netherlands, a Dutch rights group, on November 4, 2013 shows a computer-generated 10-year-old Filippino girl called Sweetie that helped identifying over 1,000 paedophiles around the world. (AFP Photo)
take all necessary steps to provide adequate security to Narendra Modi. “Besides being a chief Minister, Modi is the party’s candidate for the office of the Prime Minister. His security is the responsibility of the central government. BJP hopes that the central government will not undermine Modi’s security based on political and collateral considerations,” the parliamentary board said.
He said webcam sex with minors, which usually involves men from wealthy Western countries paying children from impoverished countries for sex shows, is still “a cottage industry’’ and needs to be stamped out now. “It’s still not too late,’’ Guyt said. “Our worst scenario is that the same thing will happen with this as has happened with child pornography, that is now a multibillion dollar industry in the hands of criminal gangs.’’ Terre des Hommes has posted a documentary about its 10-week investigation on YouTube and begun a petition aimed at pressing police and politicians to do more to halt such illegal sex shows. “We do not need more laws ... present legislation is suitable and more than enough to cover these acts,’’ Guyt said as he called for a “novel approach’’ to policing the problem. Terre des Hommes’ novel approach involved using Sweetie as an online disguise for a group of researchers who then chatted to potential clients online. “We were swamped by men looking for contact, looking for sexual activities with us,’’ Guyt said. During a demonstration for AP early Monday, one of the researchers logged into a public chat room as Sweetie, identifying himself by her purported age, gender and country of origin. Seconds later, multiple pop-up dialogue
boxes began appearing on his screen from people using pseudonyms and soliciting a girl who had clearly identified herself as 10 years old. One chat between the researcher identifying himself as Sweetie and one of the online users went like this: Sweetie: “What you want see?’’ User: “U.’’ Sweetie: “What u pay for?’’ User: “Naked.’’ As the conversation progressed, they agreed a $20 fee to be paid by a wire transfer and Sweetie asked for the person’s Skype address, but took the chat no further. Guyt said Terre des Hommes, using basic research techniques and not hacking, was able to identify 1,000 adults from 71 countries who solicited Sweetie. The group did not identify any of them to media, but passed the results of its investigation to Interpol. The top country of origin for the adults identified was the United States with 254, followed by Britain with 110 and India with 103. It remains to be seen if any of the people identified will be prosecuted, but the research demonstrated that it is relatively easy to find and identify such adults. Terre des Hommes has for years worked to combat child prostitution in Southeast Asia and staff members noticed in recent years that young prostitutes were
disappearing from their usual haunts: cafes, restaurants and hotels frequented by sex tourists. They discovered that sex tourists no longer have to leave their homes to exploit children, thanks to the proliferation of high-speed Internet connections, Guyt said. He said child prostitutes, and in some cases children forced by their own impoverished parents, offer to perform sex acts online in return for money. Once payment has been received, often via an online money transfer service, they will perform in front of a webcam with the images sent via a private chat room. The problem of online child exploitation is not new. A United Nations investigator said in 2009 that more than 750,000 people are using child pornography sites at any one time. But the exploitation is being facilitated as the world increasingly becomes interconnected. Executive Director of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov, told a meeting in September in Vienna that, “the digital age has exacerbated the problem and created more vulnerability to children.’’ Terre des Hommes now wants to bring that message to a wider audience, using the Internet to spread the word. “We have to make sure the world community understands the scale and nature of this phenomenon,’’ Guyt said.
Mahatma’s charkha fetches £1,10,000
LoNDoN, NovEMbER 6 (PTI): Mahatma Gandhi’s famous charkha that he used in Yerawada jail during the Quit India movement fetched a whopping £1,10,000 at an auction in the UK. His final will was also sold for £20,000 at the auction for historical documents and artefacts by Mullock’s Auction house in Shropshire. The auction house, however, refused to name the buyers. Made of Indian teak, the chakhra, with a minimum bid of £60,000 was used by Gandhi during his term at the Pune jail and was gifted to American Free Methodist missionary Revd Floyd A Puffer by him in 1935. Puffer was a pioneer in Indian educational and industrial cooperatives who invented the bamboo plow that was adopted by Gandhi. Puffer, along with his wife, worked as a missionary in India during the indepence movement. In 1935 displayed Gandhi’s spinning wheel at a number of talks and events. He later presented the charkha to fellow missionary Reverend Dr Frank J Kline in 1965 and it has since passed through Kline’s family to the present owner.
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Thursday 7 November 2013
China’s latest tactic: Confessions on state TV
BEIJING, NovEmBEr 6 (AP): The 27-year-old journalist wore a green jail uniform, his head shaved and hands in metal cuffs, when he appeared on national TV and confessed his guilt in bribery allegations. And he had yet to be charged with anything. “I willingly admit my crime, and I repent it,” Chen Yongzhou said in footage aired on the state broadcaster China Central Television. He said he took money while a reporter at a metropolitan newspaper in southern China in exchange for running several stories smearing a company that makes heavy machinery. It was the latest of several highprofile, televised confessions, a new tactic by Chinese authorities attempting to scrub information they deem harmful, illegal or false from the public domain, especially from the Internet. The confessions have come alongside a propaganda campaign warning against relaying false information, and new penalties for reposting untrue information in social media. Critics warn that the government is trying to curb public speech, and legal and journalism scholars say the airing of confessions before court trials tramples on China’s rule of law. “The street parades of yesterday have become television parades of today,” Chinese University of Political Science and Law professor He Bing lamented on his microblog. He was alluding to China’s Cultural Revolution in the 1960s and 1970s, when mobs denounced and punished suspected wrongdoers without due process. This time, police and state media appear to be working together. Police detain the suspect and get a confession. Then the interrogation vid-
In this image taken from an Oct. 26, 2013 video footage run by China’s CCTV via APTN, Chinese journalist Chen Yongzhou, center, is escorted by Chinese police officers during a broadcast that showed him confessing to taking money to smear a heavy machinery company in Changsha in south central China’s Hunan province. The broadcast was the latest of several high-profile, televised confessions, a new tactic by Chinese authorities attempting to scrub information they deem harmful, illegal or false from the public domain, especially from the Internet. (AP Photo/)
eo footage — mostly likely filmed by police — gets aired on the country’s most powerful state broadcaster before a court gets to hear the case, and sometimes even before charges are filed — such as with Chen, who was charged four days after his televised confession. The practice has been highly selective, with clear political overtones. “I don’t think this has anything to do with the trials at all,” said Carl Minzner, a professor at Fordham Law School in New York. “Rather, these are
experiments with using public confessions on state television — completely independently of any legal proceedings — as a mechanism to send political warnings to the rest of Chinese society.” Said He Bing in a phone interview: “The political movement has overtaken the law.” Legal scholars say evidence gathered during the police investigation should remain confidential by law until the probe is closed. They question on what grounds police have given CCTV access to suspects in de-
tention or video footage of their interrogations. They asked what’s behind CCTV’s decision to air the self-incriminating footage. Some have raised the possibility of coerced confessions. “To declare suspects guilty before court trials, CCTV has not only violated the professional code but also China’s existing law,” said Chen Lidan, a journalism professor at Renmin University in Beijing. In at least one case, the lawyer of a suspect said his client never accepted an interview with CCTV but
distance that the government and the ethnic armed groups has traversed since the beginning of the reform process,” added Nambiar, who joined the talks in the state capital Myitkyina as an observer. A new round of negotiations is due to be held next month in conflictscarred eastern Karen state. “I think a nationwide ceasefire agreement can be reached gradually if both sides adjust their demands,” said Lamai Gum Ja, a spokesman of the Peace-talk Creation Group formed by local businessmen to try to mediate an end to the conflict in Kachin. Myanmar has been beset by ethnic rebellions for decades and while tentative peace pacts have been signed with most armed groups a nationwide ceasefire has remained elusive, overshadowing widely praised political reforms. Ongoing fighting in Kachin
war -- prompted the UN last month to express concern for civilians. The conflict flared up in June 2011 when a 17-year ceasefire crumbled. It has displaced some 100,000 people. The government triggered international alarm in January with the use of air strikes against the Kachin rebels. In May the government and Kachin rebels, meeting on home soil for the first time since the renewed fighting erupted, signed a sevenpoint plan to end hostilities in the remote northern region. It came after Myanmar’s government in February held peace talks with a federation of about a dozen ethnic groups, including the Kachin, across the border in Thailand. While the KIA is the last major rebel army to agree to a preliminary peace deal, skirmishes occasionally break out between the government and other groups.
loNDoN, NovEmBEr 6 (IANS): The British spend an average of 11 hours a day looking at screens, reveals a new survey, stressing on its detrimental effects on the eyesight - reduced blink rate and tear evaporation. People are spending an increasing number of hours staring into their computer, mobile, TV, tablet and ereader screens, indicates the survey, conducted on over 2,000 British people by Spectrum Thea eye
believed the police edited, compiled and shared the footage from the interrogations with the broadcaster. “For the police to do that, it is completely illegal,” said Yang Mingkua, lawyer for the environmentalist and popular microblogger Dong Rubin. CCTV did not respond to faxed questions about the confessions. Police in the four cities where such confessions have been filmed either could not be reached or did not respond to media requests. In one of the first prominent cases, Chinese-American investor Charles Xue was detained by police on suspicion of engaging in prostitution. It has become clear that Xue has been targeted in a government effort to discredit liberal-minded microbloggers who tend to advocate values such as democracy and freedom. Xue urged other popular microbloggers to draw a lesson from him and expressed his support for more governmental regulations over online discourse. But first he was seen on CCTV confessing about his escapades with prostitutes, drawing public snickers. “According to my recollection, there has been six to seven times when I had sex with more than two prostitutes at once. Most recently, a female named A-Jie brought two other prostitutes, and I had sex with them at the same time,” he said as if reading off a prepared script. “Altogether, I paid 3,000 yuan ($500).” Xue remains in detention, but there has been no official word on whether he has been charged since his last television appearance on Sept. 15. Then it was the turn for the environmentalist Dong Liangjie, who in
September said on CCTV that he posted false allegations online, including one about contraceptive drugs in tap water. He was detained on suspicion of provoking trouble at the time of the confession, but it is unclear if he’s been charged since then. In October, Dong Rubin — the other environmentalist — said on the national network that he had taken money to make his clients look good online. A voice-over said Dong had fabricated rumors and purchased fake accounts to help spread them. In the video, Dong — with his head shaved and hands cuffed — was seen in a yellow vest issued by a detention center in the southwestern city of Kunming. He was then charged with providing false capital in business registration. His lawyer, Yang, said Dong did not admit any crime. Also in October, a freelance journalist and popular microblogger appeared on TV when he was charged with blackmailing. “This is an ugly thing,” Ge Qiwei said of his offense. He appeared much as Dong had — hands cuffed, yellow vest — though in his case the vest was issued by a detention center in the city of Hengyang in the southern province of Hunan. Chinese authorities have deployed a similar tactic in another public campaign this year against alleged bribes made by foreign pharmaceutical companies to boost sales. They aired footage of a police interrogation in which a drug company executive confessed to the wrongdoing. “Such parading is clearly a violation of due process, and it shows how the party propaganda is prevailing over those who seek to promote the rule of law,” said political scientist Yang Dali of the University of Chicago.
UN welcomes progress in Myanmar peace talks Time spent on screens can affect eyesight YANGoN, NovEmBEr 6 (AFP): within the country testifies to the -- the country’s last major active civil The United Nations has hailed peace talks between Myanmar’s government and armed ethnic minority groups as a “significant move” towards ending decades of civil war in the former junta-ruled nation. The meeting in the conflict-torn northern state of Kachin on November 4-5 was the first for decades between a combined group of ethnic representatives and government negotiators on home soil. The parties agreed to work on building a framework for a nationwide ceasefire deal and to hold political dialogue, the government said in a statement. UN leader Ban Ki-moon’s special adviser on Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, hailed the meeting as “a significant move forward in the national reconciliation process,” in a statement released late on Tuesday. “The fact that such a meeting could take place
care specialists, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The respondents were aged between 16 and 24. Over half of the respondents, 54.4 percent of people polled to be precise, agreed that they had suffered from symptoms associated with conditions like Dry Eye and Blepharitis. They said that in a week they only spend 12 hours 58 minutes in quality time with their families, 10 hours and 16 minutes looking at their partner and a meagre 5
hours 44 minutes walking around outdoors. According to the research, an increased concentration on reading, playing computer games and watching videos can reduce a person’s blink rate by a third. This reduced blinking can lead to a higher rate of tear evaporation, which can result in dry eye syndrome and further complications. “The sheer amount that people are now spending looking at screens is worryingly high,”
said Sarah Farrant, dry eye specialist and partner at Earlam and Christopher Optometrists, Taunton. “While many people may not think the symptoms associated with these common eye complaints are serious, if left untreated, these conditions can become chronic and, in some cases, can lead to permanent damage to your eyes,” Farrant added. The survey was commissioned to help raise awareness of the effect of modern lives on eyes.
Two-degree global warming limit ‘ever more elusive’
BErlIN, NovEmBEr 6 (AFP): The chance of limiting global temperature increases to 2ºC this century are swiftly diminishing, a new United Nations report warned Tuesday, ahead of the body’s annual climate talks next week. Global greenhouse gas emissions will be eight to 12 billion tonnes higher than target levels in 2020, even if surveyed countries stick to existing emission-reduction agreements, according to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report. Scientists say avoiding the upper threshold of two degrees Celsius (3.6ºF) would avert the worst affects of climate
change, but according to the report would likely require a slashing of emissions by 14% in 2020. “The window of opportunity of trying to meet this twodegree target threshold is, in a sense, becoming evermore elusive,” said UNEP chief Achim Steiner. UNEP officials presented the report at a news conference in Berlin Tuesday. The annual report projected 2020 emissions of so-called “carbon dioxide equivalents” would be about 59 billion tonnes, a billion tonnes higher than the estimate in last year’s report. “Achieving the two-degree goal is with every year less possible. Emissions always
Malala Yousafzai during a photocall at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London to launch her memoir, I Am Malala, Sunday October 20. The Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by a Taliban gunman for advocating education for girls in her country has been recovering in Britain. (AP File Photo)
rise, even though they need to sink sharply,” German Institute for International and Security Affairs researcher Oliver Geden told AFP. Geden has called the two-degree target “patently unrealistic” and advocated for it to be dropped or modified. The UNEP, however, said the goal was still technically possible. The report highlights the agricultural sector, which contributes about 11% of global greenhouse emissions, as an area largely untapped for emissions savings. It named reducing tilling on farm fields and increased planting of trees and shrubs on agricultural land as among the strategies to eliminate up to
four billion tonnes of greenhouse gases in 2020. Another important factor, Steiner said, is international financial support for developing countries to build renewable energy sources. “If Africa is by default forced to go down the fossil-fuel path, we are adding an entire China economy to the global carbon budget, to the global oil and gas markets, in just the next 20 or 30 years,” Steiner said. As it becomes less and less likely emissions will be brought down to target levels in 2020, the report warned, more difficult, riskier and expensive steps will be needed later to stave off effects of global warming.
In this photo taken Friday, November 1, and provided by Breitling, Yves Rossy, known as the Jetman, flies by Mount Fuji in Japan. The Swiss aviator jumped from a helicopter at an altitude of 3,600 meters and successfully flew the jetpowered carbon-Kevlar Jetwing around the 3,776-meter-tall mountain, Japan’s highest peak, which was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in June. (AP Photo)
‘South Asia needs more bold voices like Malala’
NEw DElhI, NovEmBEr 6 (IANS) Not just Pakistan, but the entire subcontinent, needs independent and bold voices like that of Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani teenager who fearlessly took on the Taliban, to come to the forefront, says Pakistani author Fatima Bhutto, niece of assassinated former premier Benazir Bhutto. Fatima, known as a fearless and frank voice herself, says the “bold and clear-minded” voices should come from the interiors and not be the voices of city bred upper class people. Speaking to IANS during a visit here to promote her debut fiction novel, “The Shadow of the Crescent Moon”, published by Penguin, the 31-year-old member of Pakistan’s top political family said her “frankness” does make her vulnerable to anti-social elements, but she points out that Pakistan needs more “bold” voices to come to the forefront. “I think the nice thing with
Malala is that she is a fresh new voice unlike other women we are used to seeing from our part of the country. The city voices are those who come from certain backgrounds and speak English because they went to international schools,” Fatima Bhutto said. “Malala’s voice is independent, clearminded and so I think we would like to see more of such voices from India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka,” Fatima told IANS. Malala Yousufzai, 16, was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban for advocating girls’ education in Pakistan. She has been given numerous awards, including the Sakharov Prize, for championing the cause of women’s education and empowerment and has also been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this year. Fatima feels that women bear the brunt during any turbulence in society - in the form of rapes and molestations, with patriarchy playing its part in keeping them subju-
gated. “It isn’t easy to be a woman anywhere in the globe. Women often struggle, and they are the first point of contact for any turbulence or turmoil, force or violence. If there is destabilisation in any country, women are automatically affected,” Fatima said. “It isn’t easy to be a woman in Pakistan either, and it is the same across South Asia. Millions and millions of women are beaten down by the system which is political, economical, social and patriarchal,” said Fatima, the granddaughter of former Pakistani prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Her latest novel is set in the Waziristan conflict zone with Afghanistan on the other side of the border. The story chronicles the journey of three brothers with two women, Mina and Samarra, playing pivotal roles. The women in her novel are not meek and dominated, says Fatima. “I think we have a singular image of Waziristan, especially when it comes
to women. People get this impression that women from this region must be very meek and subservient,” Bhutto said. “But they aren’t. It is incredible to see the strength of women coming from these turbulent regions where they struggle every day for their existence,” she said. Though the characters in her novel are fictional, the situations are inspired from what all she observed during her early journalistic sojourns in the area. Representing the young voice from Pakistan, Fatima is best known for her forthright opinions, a taste of which the world received with her controversial “Songs Of Blood And Sword” on the life of her slain father Murtaza in which she had accused her aunt, Benazir, for covering up the 1996 killing. In fact, her open criticism of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-eInsaf party too had made the headlines. Aware of the political baggage her surname carries, Bhutto
has always been clear about not treading the political path her family took. She doesn’t feel the burden either. “I don’t feel it as a burden, weight or legacy. What I have taken from them is values and compassion,” she said. But what she often gets emotional about is her state of being “stateless” at some point in her life when she, along with her father, moved from country to country. During her childhood, Fatima lived as an exile in Syria and other countries with her father, who was forced to flee Pakistan after Zia UlHaq came to power. “The idea of home for me has never been simple and the idea of belonging to me has never been easy,” she said. “I think anyone who has lived in exile or as a migrant will always feel at home everywhere, and they will also feel that they don’t belong anywhere. It is a strange condition, always lived in between places or spaces,” she concluded.
Thursday 7 November 2013
Bayern, Manchester City reach knockout stages
dzukic scored with a secondhalf header to put Bayern through, while a hat trick from Alvaro Negredo and a brace from Sergio Aguero propelled City into the next stage. Bayern Captain Philipp Lahm said his team had "slept through the early stage of the match. Perhaps we think it's going to be easy." Bayern has four wins from four games and tops Group D with 12 points, while second-place City has nine following its victory over CSKA. "It shows how strong a team we have," Guardiola said, adding his team's performance will get even better. "We have a new coach, new players.
We need time before we stabilize our game." It was Bayern's ninth consecutive win in the Champions League over two seasons, equaling Barcelona's record from the 2002-03 campaign. Bayern and City advanced with two matches to spare. "Every coach would have to be happy about that and I'm not an exception," Guardiola said through a translator. "I hope it is a boost for us and we will be able to improve that record at CSKA Moscow." Aguero, who has scored in six straight games, converted a penalty in the third minute, added a second in the 20th and then fed Ne-
gredo as City raced into a 3-0 lead after half an hour in Manchester. "Aguero is in a great moment, not only because he's scoring but because the whole team is playing offensive football and that's important," City's coach Manuel Pellegrini said. CSKA striker Seydou Doumbia also scored twice — either side of Negredo's second goal in the 51st — before the Spain striker completed his hat trick with the last touch of the game from a header. "The minimum target was to qualify for the next round but it's not the only target," City's coach Manuel Pellegrini said. "I'm sure
the team we play (in the last 16) will not be very happy to play against us." Group A leader Manchester United and second-place Bayer Leverkusen were both held to 0-0 draws away from home, at Real Sociedad and Shakhtar Donetsk, respectively. Robin van Persie, who substituted Wayne Rooney, hit the post with a powerful penalty shortly after driving against the same piece of the woodwork. United's Marouane Fellaini was sent off late in the game as Real Sociedad won its first point. "That was a game we should have won. It was there for us to take the points, get ourselves in a really strong position, and near enough get clear," United manager David Moyes said. "At the moment we're still top of the group and in a good position." Leverkusen came home with a point from Shakhtar Donetsk, which remained third in the group. United has eight points, Leverkusen seven, Shakhtar five and Sociedad one. Juventus and nine-time champion Real Madrid provided an entertaining 2-2 draw, leaving the Spanish side on the verge of qualifying for the knockout stages. "I don't think we've yet reached our best, we're still improving. Juventus is a solid and strong squad with good talent, I think in the end they will pass the round with us," Real's coach Carlo Ancelotti said. Juventus dominated the first half and Arturo Vidal gave the Italian side a halftime lead from the penalty spot before Cristiano Ronaldo leveled for Madrid with his 21st goal in 16 matches this season and turned provider minutes later as Gareth Bale put Carlo Ancelotti's side in front.
pereN, November 6 (mexN): A ten-day football tourney organized by the Peren District Legislators Football Tournament (PDLFT) began here in Jalukie Town Multi Sports Complex, Tuesday, November 5. Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, Merentoshi R. Jamir, Minister, Youth Resources and Sports, who emphasized on his lineage with the Zeliangrong tribe, while expressing his appreciation with the achievements of the state in the field of sports, urged the concerned de-
partments and people to properly utilize sports fund. While encouraging sportspersons, the Chief Guest also promised to initiate process for opening of indoor and outdoor stadium in all districts of Nagaland. The Chief Guest, while appreciating the initiative of the two legislators of the district, said the two legislatures TR Zeliang and Namri Nchang have been very supportive in developing the youth saying they are youth friendly. In the opening knockout match, Mr Salu of Ja-
lukie Town Youth Organization (JTYO) gave an impressive goal just minutes before Lemon break which boosted the JTYO to vie for another goal. The anxious Mhainamtsi club player Rajenlung then fouled again for which a penalty was imposed. Paulam, Jersey No. 12 gave an impressive score. In the 48th minute of the game, Salu, overpowering and dribbling past Mhainamtsi defender Chingkhamlung, scored another goal. Mhainamtsi team, however managed to score one when
Lungaithui dribbled past the confident JTYO defender and gave an excellent shot. On day two, Lamhai People Youth Organization (LPYO) were confident and dominant in the ground as the opponent Kingdom Stewards Goal-Keeper keep bragging in the losing ground. Kingdom Stewards got two corner kick chances to contend with the opponent LPYO but miserably missed. PDRA Member and Referee Hairanggau and colleagues have expressed appreciation and wished successful tourney.
Bayern's Mario Mandzukic, top, scores past Viktoria Plzen goalkeeper Matus Kozacik, bottom, during their Champions League Group D soccer match between Viktoria Pilsen and Bayern Munich in Pilsen, Czech Republic on Nov. 5. (AP Photo)
FraNKFurT, November 6 (ap): Title holder Bayern Munich won 1-0 at Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday to advance to the knockout stage of the Champions League, while group rival Manchester City reached the second round for the first time by outclassing CSKA Moscow 5-2. Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid missed early opportunities to qualify by being held to draws — and both had to come from behind. PSG was held 1-1 at home by Anderlecht and Real settled for a 2-2 draw at Juventus. In a match with few thrills, substitute Mario Man-
Nagaland Police sports meet
Dimapur, November 6 (mexN): The XXXIV Nagaland Police duty-cum-sports and athletics meet 2013 will be held at NAPTC Stadium Chumukedima from November 7. The opening and the closing ceremony will be held on November 11 and 15 with Home Minister G Kaito Aye and Besesayo Kezo, IPS DGP as chief guest respectively.
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T. Sangtam, Superintendent Engineer, PHE, Dimapur Circle along with PHE officials and SMC members Thahekhu during project verification at GHS Thahekhu on November 6. The School Management, Village authorities, teachers and students of GHS Thahekhu has acknowledged the PHE Department particularly Chief Engineer, PHE, Nagaland, for providing drinking water facility to GHS Thahekhu.
Debriefing and mock drill conducted by Modern Academy Kohima by the teachers recently who attended a three day course on disaster management at ATI Kohima.
Review of ongoing works at the Music Task Force Office Complex, Jotsoma by Minister Merentoshi Jamir, MLA Khriehu Liezietsu, Advisor, MTF along with departmental officers, contractor and consultants on 4th Nov '13. The MTF Office Complex will also house the Centre of Excellence for Music & Creative Arts due for inauguration shortly.
Western Yimchungru G B’s Hoho treks to Mt. Saramati
PDLFT football tourney begins
Ward I wins Medziphema Volleyball Tournament
Dimapur, November 6 (mexN): The second edition of Inter-Ward Volleyball Tournament, Medziphema took place on November 5 and 6 at the Thehouba Ground, Medziphema Town. Nine Ward teams participated in the prestigious annual trophy. Ward-I emerged as the Champions while Ward-4 and Ward-7K were the 1st & 2nd Runners-up respectively. Zhaleo Rio, the Parliamentary Secretary for Urban Development Department graced the opening ceremony on November 5 where he urged for the “unity of the diverse people groups for a better tomorrow.” He acknowledged that Nagas have immense potential and talent in almost every field, particularly in sports, agriculture and allied sectors as well as development and entrepreneurship In the closing ceremony on November 6, Chitsoru Vasa, BDO, Medziphema, the Guest of Honor for the Final Match exhorted the youths to take up challenges courageously, and to win through hard work and determination. He later gave away the prizes to the winning teams including Best Player to Vitarel of Ward-7K and Best Disciplined Team to Ward8. The tournament was organised by Thehouba Youth Organisation, Ward-5, Medziphema.
Dimapur, November 6 (mexN): The Aniwuzahlim Kiulongthrsur Arih-Ako (Western Yimchungru G B’s Hoho) had trekked to Mt. Saramati
(Furim Shuwung) from October 28 to 30, 2013. A press note issued by Mathew K Janger stated that the trek was organized under the theme, “Wit-
ness the glorious creation of God for humanity”. Mt. Saramati is situated under Thanamir Apple village, Pungro ADC in Kiphiri district Nagaland.
Persie out of luck as ManU held Robin van Persie (AP Photo)
SaN SebaSTiaN, November 6 (reuTerS): Robin van Persie twice hit the post as Manchester United missed a chance to all-but seal their place in the Champions League last 16 when they were held to a 0-0 draw at La Liga side Real Sociedad in Group A on Tuesday. The Netherlands forward almost scored moments after replacing Wayne Rooney just after the hour at Sociedad's Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian when his far-post shot cannoned away off the righthand upright. United were awarded a penalty for what looked like a blatant Ashley Young dive in the
69th minute but Van Persie's powerful strike hit the same post and bounced away to safety. Sociedad came closest to scoring when a Xabi Prieto effort was deflected just over the bar by Carlos Vela 15 minutes from time before United midfielder Marouane Fellaini was sent off in the 90th minute after picking up a second yellow card. "We should have won, we had enough chances," United manager David Moyes said on UEFA.com. "We controlled the game and were the team on top for the majority," added the Scotsman. "We had a good chance to go clear in the group tonight and take
three points and we should have. "You need to take your chances and opportunities when they come but we are still in a good position." The English champions stayed top of the group on eight points from four of six matches, with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen on seven and Shakhtar Donetsk on five after they drew 0-0 in Ukraine. Sociedad are bottom on one point and are on the verge of elimination in their first foray into Europe's elite club competition in a decade. "We will try and win the group, we have got two tough games but we know what they are all about and we are confident we can go through," said United midfielder Ryan Giggs, making his 137th Champions League appearance for United. "We should have won but we are happy with the performance and happy with the point," added the 39-yearold Welshman, who made his United debut in March 1991 before several of the Sociedad players were born. CUTTING EDGE Moyes initially deployed Javier Hernandez up front alongside Rooney, with Giggs pulling the strings in midfield, and the visitors dominated the early stages without creating much genuine danger. Sociedad started to settle as halftime approached and fullback Alberto de la Bella curled a low effort just past the post in the 45th minute. Hernandez fluffed one of the clearest openings of the game a minute after the break when the Mexican shanked his effort over the crossbar from close range with Sociedad keeper Claudio Bravo floundering.
Dr. Dheni Sangtam examining a patient during the VHND held at Lanzang Village on November 2. A team comprising of Dr. Dheni, MO & Data Entry Manger IDSP, Nurse under School Health Program, IEC personnel, BPM & ASHA coordinator Seyochung/Sitimi Block under the establishment of Chief Medical Officer Kiphire visited Lanzang Village, Natsaru Village and Sitimi town for monitoring and observation of VHND on November 2 and 3. Basic health services and medicines were provided. Health talks on the importance of Ante natal care and institutional delivery were given. IEC materials were distributed. It is also noted that this is the very first time the medical team has visited Lanzang village.
Zeme Baptist Church Sunday School Society Jalukie town organized Fresher day cum World Sunday school day from November 2 to 3, 2013, on the Theme:” Perfect Children” altogether 120 attended the program. A press note issued by Rev. Haisuangbe, Pastor, Zeme Baptist Church, Jalukie Town stated that Dr. Tumda Newme shared the gospel and the program witnessed singing, Bible recitation and skit etc.
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Thursday 7 November 2013
Miss Asia Pacific crown confiscated
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hrishti Rana, who was crowned Miss Asia Pacific 2013 in South Korea last week, has had her crown confiscated by customs officials at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. Rana, 21, was detained early on Tuesday morning as she tried to leave the airport for a host of shutter bugs waiting outside. Customs officials said they confiscated the crown as duty charges for the dia-
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mond-studded crown had not been paid. In order to waive off duty on an award, the customs department need a special notification from the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). In Rana's case, they received no such notice. The officials later allowed Rana to pose for the cameras with her crown for a while before confiscating it. Only after assessing the crown's value will duty, equal to 36 per cent of the diamond's value, Alobo Naga & the Band performing at the "North East Fashion Fest" held at NSIC Ground Delhi. be charged.
Miley Cyrus Inks Prince Charles to Edit Country Sharon Stone, Kesha to visit Grandmother's Face Life Magazine India for charitable event on Her Forearm
iley Cyrus has added another tattoo to her growing collection - an homage to her grandmother has been permanently inked on her arm. The Wrecking Ball hitmaker took to Twitter.com on Tuesday to share snaps of her new body art - a Black and white portrait of her maternal grandmother,
Taking on the challenge of recreating Finley from a photograph was Cyrus' goto tattoo artist, Kat Von D, who posted a photo on Instagram featuring her meticulously replicating the portrait. Von D wrote, "Love, love, loved tattooing you last night... Grandmas rule". Finley, whom Cyrus affec-
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gas and Charles their love for is music but a tapBritain's Prince toareedit estry. It is inherent to both the old and the Country the Life magazine to mark young. It is inexplicably intense. I still remember one fine morning the guitar his 65th birthday. maestro, Ren Merry telling his music stu-
Loretta Finley, on her right forearm. Cyrus added the caption "Because I am her favorite and she is mine".
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tionately calls Mammie, is known to fans as the head of the Singer's fan club, and she often accompanies her granddaughter on tour.
dents at Patkai Christian College about the
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his gardens in Wales, and has allowed Country Life editor Mark Hedges to cover The Prince's work with rural communities. Mark is quoted by the Daily Mail newspaper as saying: "The commemorative edition is a unique record of The Prince's love of the countryside and his commitment to preserving its way of life. "The Prince has overseen the content of this special issue, from selecting contributors and suggesting features to writing the leader and contributing to reader favourites. "We met The Prince to discuss progress and worked with a designated team over an eight month period to get the issue off the ground. "Since its launch in 1897, Country Life has been privileged to be given access to the Royal Family at times of national celebrations and we are delighted that the Prince allowed us to mark his 65th birthday by guest editing Country Life a present to share with the entire nation." The Country Life magazine will go on sale from November 13.
ollywood actress Sharon Stone, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan are set to host a fund raising gala in Mumbai, which would be headlined by pop star Kesha. International organisation amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is having it first Indian fund raising event 'amfAR India', which would be hosted by their Global Fund raising Chair Stone, 55, and Bollywood star couple Aishwarya and Abhishek, who are also as-
Hukupa Thulu-o heading for Mister International 2013 Taylor Swift: Next album will be so different
sociated to the cause. The high profile event will be taking place on 17 November and the 'Tik Tok' hitmaker Kesha would give a performance. "I would like to thank the people of India for their brave and conscientious work in the fight again HIV/AIDS and for allowing amfAR the privilege of joining them in this important global effort," Stone said. "We are grateful and humbled to be welcomed by the Indian community
lthough she is still promoting her current album Red, Taylor Swift has revealed she has already written a lot of songs for a new one. Speaking to Capital FM Swift said that the next album will be very different, "Now that I've written a lot of songs for the next album, I'm dying for people to hear it. "It's so weird to still be promoting Red and I'm so proud of Red and I'm creat-
and to share in the wealth of knowledge provided by the Indian people and its government," she added. To add more glamour to the charitable event, renowned fashion designers Abu Jani, Sandeep Khosla, Tarun Tahiliani and Rohit Bal would be showcasing their exquisite creations in the Indian edition of Gold Fashion show in collaboration with LoveGold. The designers will display five unique creations and accessories in Gold.
ing something that's so different from Red. It's so cool because I'm so appreciative of the success of Red but I know that if I want to have success with something else I can't make it Red 2.0." She added, "I have to make something completely new and something that if you were to hear a song from it you'd go 'Oh that's not from Red, that's from the new one'. So that's what I'm doing."
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TOP: Ballet Students of hCe performing during the annual event. BOTTOM: hope Centre of excellence Symphony Orchestra performing during the school annual Event. It is one of the first Orchestra in Nagaland. PhOTOGRaPhS By BeTOKA SWu
Hukupa Thulu-o, first title holder of the Mister International India 2013, will be travelling to Jakarta to compete for the prestigious “Mister International 2013 Title Contest”.
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ukupa Thulu-o, first title holder of the Mister International India 2013, is now ready to vie for the prestigious “Mister International 2013 Title Contest” to be held at the Great City of Jakarta next week onwards. Mister International India 2013, Hukupa Thulu-o looked confident to compete with contestants coming from various part of the world and expressed the hope that his taking part in the world class male pageant would certainly bring changes not only in his life but also to millions of youth in the country in general and northeast in particular. On the eve of his departure for the Mister International 2013 at Jakarta, Indonesia beginning November 11, Thulu-o, while talking to NEPS, shared his mixed feelings of his crowning the prestigious title of the Mister International India 2013 and then taking part in the upcoming world class male pageant contest at Jakarta, Indonesia. “I am feeling nervous and excited at the moment
to take part in such a mega world class male pageant contest,” he said. “But I have full confidence that I can make it and really I can’t wait a moment.” He also shared about his regular workout and other preparations for the contest. 28 years old, and nearly six-footer he is from Phusachodu Village under Phek district of Nagaland, and the only son of Mr Dozhohu Thulu-o and Mrs Dusulu Thuluo and a close family member of the present Speaker of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Chotisuh Sazo. “One of my main mentors is Speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Chotisuh Sazo, who is not only very close to my family but also the man behind my mission,” Thulu-o replied when asked who were the motivators and mentors for his success in the competitions. There are also numerous friends, supporters and fans who have been supporting me morally, physically, materially and in mass and social media for the upcoming event at Jakarta. “I am so indebted to all of
them for their constant sup- ity. Currently he also runs a port throughout my journey Gym at the State Capital Koand I hope they will contin- hima, assisted by Sazo. ue to pray and support as I Leaving a strong mesam vying for the prestigious sage before leaving NagaInternational Mister 2013 land for Jakarta, he said, “I contest at Jakarta,” he said. believe that nothing is imThulu-oi was crowned possible if oneme... works hard wasalso born with Music inside Mister Nagaland 2009 and and on top of it, I have faith a young boy of eight months playing was first 5 Finalists of the in God.” “Please pray for with his 2009, instruments. Mister Northeast be- me,” he also requested. He PhOTO By VeRO sides being adjudged -asVeVOZO the is leaving Kolkata for JakarMister Northeast Personal- ta on November 9.
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India starts ‘farewell’ series in style
Real held to draw at Juventus
TURIN, NovembeR 6 (AP): Cristiano Ronaldo kept his goalscoring run going on Tuesday as he helped Real Madrid to an entertaining 2-2 draw at Juventus that left his side on the verge of qualification for the Champions League knockout stages. Juventus dominated in the first period and Iker Casillas made two crucial saves but Arturo Vidal gave the Italian side a deserved halftime lead from the penalty spot after Paul Pogba was fouled by Raphael Varane. Ronaldo leveled for Madrid with his 21st goal in 16 matches this season and set up another minutes later as Gareth Bale put Carlo Ancelotti's side in front. Madrid's lead lasted just five minutes before Fernando Llorente headed in the equalizer for Juventus. "I feel very good, I'm in a very good moment of my career," Ronaldo said. "It's my profession, I try to do my best every year, I want to show everyone that I am a good player and that I always give my best for my team. "In the first half we didn't play well, we played too deeply, too defensively. The coach told us we needed to Juventus forward Fernando Llorente, center, scores during the Champions League, Group B, soccer match between Juplay better. We were good in ventus and Real Madrid at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 5. (AP Photo) the second half, scored two home and then play for ev- group. Juventus had just ing a shot which fizzed most turned into his own goals, hit the woodwork, we erything against Galatasa- two points and knew it had just past the left post The net by Pepe, but Iker Casilhad a good response. We are ray," Juventus coach Anto- to win to have a realistic visitors again went close las managed to save at point practically in the next round, nio Conte said. "We should chance of advancing. Con- moments later when the blank range. Although he we need one point, I think be fortified because we had te's team attacked from the world's most expensive spilled the ball, no one could it's almost impossible that a great performance and a outset and Pogba had an player, Bale, won a chal- take advantage and the dangood result against a re- early opportunity, but fired lenge with Martin Caceres ger was cleared. The Italian we won't qualify." Madrid dropped its ally strong team. My play- wide of the left upright for the ball but his tame ef- side went closer shortly beSachin Tendulkar picked up his 46th Test wicket, India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 1st first points but remains top ers showed on the pitch from distance. fort was comfortably saved fore the 30th and Claudio day, November 6. Madrid had its first by Juventus goalkeeper Marchisio seemed almost of Group B with 10 points, that we can play against certain to score with a headwhile Juventus slips to bot- anyone." Madrid won its chance in the ninth minute Gianluigi Buffon. KoLKATA, NovemJuventus should have er, but Casillas did brillianttom spot after Copenhagen three previous Champions when Ronaldo ran half the beR 6 (PTI): Pacer Mobeat Galatasaray 1-0. "We League matches to take a length of the pitch and into scored in the 16th minute ly to deflect it past his right hammed Shami announced need to beat Copenhagen at commanding lead of the the area before unleash- when Pogba's cross was al- post with his leg. his arrival on the Test arena by scalping four wickets in a dream spell against the KoLKATA, NovembeR 6 (PTI): It was Sachin TenWest Indies as a dominant dulkar written all over the Eden Gardens as thousands India started Sachin Ten- of his fans from all walks of life poured in to watch the that, I'm like 'Wow,' bedulkar's farewell series by batting legend in action one last time at the ground in cause I know the history of taking early control of the his penultimate and 199th Test match. Office-goers, the game, I know the guys Our Correspondent first Test on Wednesday. who took leaves, and school and college students, who who paved the way for my- Kohima | November 6 Shami returned im- missed their classes, were welcomed at the stadium self and my teammates," pressive figures of 4-71 in with large Tendulkar posters, which quoted the chamJames said. "To be in such The organizing committee of the 22nd Royal Gold Cup 2013 18 overs as India bowled pion batsman as saying: "Enjoy your game and chase a great class like that, it's deeply regretted the cancellation of the match between the out the visitors for a paltry your dreams, because dreams do come true". an amazing feeling." James Barak FC and NIDSA, Manipur. The NIDSA team had failed to 234 after they opted to bat Die-hards fans walked in with 'Sachin' painted on said he was humbled to turn up for the match which was scheduled today. at the Eden Gardens on the their faces in tri-colours. Among those in attendance As a result Barak FC was given a walk-over. join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar opening day. were Tendulkar's wife Anjali and son Arjun, who came The organizer while expressing apology for the incon(with streaks of 787 and At stumps, India were from Mumbai to cheer him for the second last time. veniences rendered to the spectators is also appreciative 508 games), Michael Jorcomfortably placed at 37 The toss started amid chants of 'Sachin, Sachin' but of the enduring spirit shown by them for not causing any dan (866), Karl Malone for no loss with the two fans were left disappointed as India lost the toss and untoward incident following the cancellation of the match. (575) and Moses Malone Meanwhile, the organizer has written an official communiopeners, Shikhar Dhawan West Indies chose to bat first in the opening Test of (526) as the only players to qué to the All India Football Federation to initiate appropri(21) and Murali Vijay (16), the two-match series. Half of the seats in the 65,000 accomplish the feat. at the crease. At the end of capacity Eden were empty. On hearing the news, many ate disciplinary action against NIDSA, Manipur. "That's apt company," first day's play, India trailed fans chose to stay away from the proceedings as they LAST QUARTER FINAL MATCH teammate Shane Battithe West Indies by 197 runs wanted to watch their favourite cricketer bat for the November 7: Time: 1:30 PM er said. It was the 162nd HQ IGAR Vrs T.T.Aizawl F.C with all their wickets intact. last time at the historic Eden Gardens. time during the streak West Indies skipper "I will come tomorrow instead. All I want is to see that James has reached 10 Darren Sammy's decision to Sachin bat. This is my last opportunity to see him in acpoints in the opening quarbat may have prevented the tion here," said banker Vinay Thakur, who cancelled his ter. "I just go out and play crowd from watching Ten- office leave at 9 am after checking the toss result on his every night and those are dulkar bat on the first day cellphone. The crowd got the opportunity to cheer Tenthe results," he said. James itself, but the 40-year-old dulkar when he went to the boundary line as a fielder has reached double figures retiring legend did his bit from the 20th over after India captain Mahendra Singh in every game since being with the bowl picking up a Dhoni introduced spin from both the ends. Even the held to eight points at Milwicket in his first over itself, match tickets became a collector's item for fans as it had waukee on Jan. 5, 2007. He taking his Test wicket tally Sachin photographs and autograph printed on it. scored 19 at New Jersey the to 46. While Tendulkar was Earlier, playing his 199th match, Tendulkar was following night. undoubtedly the cynosure presented with a memento by Police Commissioner "In practice, during of all eyes, Shami grabbed Surajit Kar Purkayastha as both the squads wished shootaround and during the opportunity with both the maestro best of luck in his farewell series. Despite games, he's a consistent hands as he rocked the all the hype and hoopla surrounding his farewell seplayer, period," Wade said. West Indies middle-order ries, Tendulkar appeared calm and casual as he un"I'm not surprised by that. with a hostile spell that in- derwent the fielding drills with his teammates about Just more surprised at how cluded quite a few reverse- an hour before the start of play. Tendulkar's ardent he's been able to keep himswinging deliveries. The fan Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary, who makes it a point self out there on the floor." 23-year-old Shami's wick- to attend all his games, said he expects a triple ton Calling James "one of a ets included Kieran Powell, from the champions batsman in his last series. "It's kind," Battier praised the top-scorer Marlon Samuels, tough to believe that he won't be playing anymore. As four-time MVP for his tireDenesh Ramdin and Shel- a farewell gift to all his fans like me, he should score a less conditioning work. don Cottrell. triple century," he said. "You don't really see the Earlier, West Windies work he puts in, not only were placed were placed arm spinner Pragyan Ojha Dalhousie AC and Town becomfortably at 107 for (1-62) too impressed with fore being called for Bengal FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013, file photo, Miami Heat forward on his game but his body, LeBron James goes for a dunk during the first half of a pretwo at lunch, but Shami his tidy bowling but he was under-22. He was also a season NBA basketball game against the Washington Wiz- to keep himself at the highwreaked havoc in the sec- unlucky twice with skipper part of the Kolkata Knight ards in Washington. Considered the best player in the game, est level in the world, reond session, extracting ex- Dhoni dropping Samuels Riders squad in IPL 2011 James remains obsessed with getting better. That's why, on ally," Battier said. "It takes cellent reverse swings from and Shane Shillingford on and the tips from bowling the verge of starting his 11th professional season and fourth amazing dedication and the Eden pitch to trigger a two occasions. Ravichan- consultant Wasim Akram with the Heat, he fully expects the 2013-14 campaign to be resolve. That's partly why LeBron is LeBron, that's collapse. The touring side dran Ashwin claimed 2-52. proved invaluable. It was a his best one yet. (AP Photo) why he's great, because he lost eight wickets for 96 Born in Moradabad in Uttar good move by Dhoni as he ToRoNTo, Novem- lyn on Nov. 1. James also had a sea- has that resolve to stay at a runs to be skittled out in 78 Pradesh, Shami moved to preferred Shami over the beR 6 (AP): LeBron James overs. Samuels scored 65 Bengal eight years ago on out-of-sorts Ishant Sharma, reached his latest mile- son-high eight rebounds high level." James has more reguoff 98 balls with the help of coach Badruddin SIddique's who, incidentally, gave the stone in signature style. and handed out eight aslar-season games of scorsists as Miami topped 100 James scored a season-high insistence as there were not Test cap to the debutant 11 fours and two sixes. About 40,000 turned many opportunities for the pacer. The other debutant 35 points, Dwyane Wade points for the fifth straight ing at least 50 points (nine) up on the first day, expect- young pacer in his home of the day was Rohit Shar- had 20 and the Miami Heat game, extending their than nights where he's ing Tendulkar to bat. While state. Son of a farmer, Shami, ma and he got the cap from beat the Toronto Raptors team-record run to begin scored less than 10 (eight). that did not happen, with who hails from a remote vil- Tendulkar. Shami showed 104-95 on Tuesday for the season. With a putback Factor playoff games into the ball he turned the clock lage called Sahaspur about fine fitness as he bowled in their first road victory in dunk at 2:31 of the first the mix, and he's reached back as he trapped Shane 22kms from Moradabad, four spells with the third three tries this season. Ray quarter, James became the double figures 898 times in Shillingford in front of the found his calling in Kolkata being the longest and most Allen scored 14 points for fifth player in NBA history 907 career games. "That's wicket with a straighter where club cricket was very fruitful (7-0-30-2). He was Miami, which lost at Phila- to score 10 points or more not something that any avone after bowling three much active as he went on at his best in the last spell delphia on Oct. 30 and was in 500 consecutive games. erage player can do," Heat "When I see a stat like coach Erik Spoelstra said. beaten 101-100 at Brookturning deliveries. Left- to ply his trade for clubs like that read 3-1-2-1.
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