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NNC leader shot, wounded Morung Express News
ENCSU to resume agitation today DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 18 (MExN): The Eastern Nagaland College Students’ Union (ENCSU) has informed that it will resume its third phase of agitation on October 19 across eastern Nagaland. A press note from the ENCSU notified that it would restrict all government vehicles and shut down all government offices. “The agitation will be indefinite until the 4 MBBS seats are allocated to Backward Tribes. The confiscated vehicle shall not be released until further directive,” the ENCSU said. However, all emergency services, district administration, security forces, educational institutions and medical teams are exempted from the preview of the bandh.
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— Mahatma Gandhi
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CCoFA agitation temporarily suspended CCoFA alleges police misconduct
Dimapur | October 18
NNC non-accordist leader Kiumukam Yimchunger was shot and wounded in a suspected life bid on October 18. While the exact location of the incident could not be ascertained, sources informed that the shooting reportedly occurred around 8:30 pm somewhere along the Assam-Nagaland border in Dimapur adjacent to Balijan, which falls under Karbi-Anglong Autonomous district, Assam. A small calibre weapon was suspected to have been used, the bullet hitting the bridge of the nose and exiting from below the right ear. The initial report stated that he was admitted to a hospital in Dimapur. His condition was stated to be stable.
Screen shots from a video that shows protestors being baton charged by police during the CCoFA bandh on October 18.
Morung Express News Dimapur | October 18
The Coordination Committee on Fuel Adulteration (CCoFA) agitation banning movement of oil tankers and Nagaland Government vehicles on NH 29 was temporarily suspended today. A swift turn of events earlier in the morning had the Dimapur district administration promulgating CrPC 144 within Chumukedima town, detention of 9 frontline CCoFA members and baton-charge by the police, which was followed by the Chief Minister meeting the CCoFA and the eventual temporary suspension of the agitation. Allegations flew both ways regarding the morning’s event. The agitators accused the police of highhandedness, while the latter justified the use of force as a means to quell a gate-crashing bid at the NAPTC’s main entrance at Chumukedima. According to the police, CrPC 144 prohibiting assembly of not more than 5 people was promulgated at 7:00 am “in anticipation of law and order situation.” Despite this, the agitators turned violent assembling at the NAPTC’s main entrance and attempted to break down the gate, which happened around 8:30 am, the police maintained. Heated verbal exchanges ensued, the police subsequently baton-charging the crowd. Tear gas was used with at least two shells landing inside a residential compound adjacent to the Chumukedima Forest Range office. One of the agitators was injured sustaining gash on the
• Protestor injured as police resort to baton charge • 9 CCoFA members detained, later released • Seven more days for SIT to file charges • CM assures independent inquiry if charge sheet is not up to expectation head during the police charge. He was detained after a brief hospital stay but was released. This turn of event was preceded by the police detaining 9 CCoFA members, who had assembled near the Patkai Chathe Bridge. They were transported to the NAPTC and placed under detention but later released after signing PR Bonds. The detention had reportedly irked the other agitators, who started gathering outside the NAPTC gate. The CCoFA on the other hand maintained that the police action was unprovoked and uncalled for. Terming the detention of 9 of its members as unlawful, it demanded that inquiry be initiated against the police officers in concern. It further decried the police version maintaining that its 9 members were rounded up at 7:40 am and the promulgation of CrPC 144 publicly announced only after. The police though defended its action stating the question of unlawful detention did not arise as the government had already declared the bandh illegal. As per the CCoFA, following the in-
cident, other agitators assembled at the NAPTC to court arrest but “the police violently subdued a democratic protest.” While there was no report of use of gunshots, the agitators as well as the police resorted to stone-pelting. Eyewitness accounts further alleged that some livid police personnel pelted stones in the direction of onlookers watching from balconies and rooftops. A number of the agitators received baton blows while a few police personnel sustained minor wounds from projectiles. After the unrest subsided, the CCoFA headed to the Chief Minister’s residence for a scheduled meeting. At the meeting, the CCoFA disclosed that the CM asked for giving the SIT 7 more days to file charges. The CM was quoted as assuring that if the charge sheet is not up to expectation an independent inquiry will be initiated. The demand for CBI inquiry remained open-ended. The CCoFA informed that the Chief Secretary had also given a written assurance towards an independent inquiry. As regards the ‘Terms of Reference’ of the SIT, it was expanded to include the Food & Civil Supplies department within the parameter of the inquiry, it was informed. The agitation was declared temporarily suspended at 2:00 pm following an emergency CCoFA seating at 4th Mile held right after the meeting with the Nagaland Chief Minister. With the situation improving, prohibitory orders under CrPC 144 was revoked at 7:00pm.
DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 18 (MExN): The Coordination Committee on Fuel Adulteration (CCoFA) today accused the Dimapur Police of misconduct towards volunteers involved in the NH 29 bandh on Tuesday. A press note from the CCoFA informed that volunteers were called to gather at Chumukedima Bridge, Patkai junction, at 6:00am. At around 7:30am, CCoFA leaders were taken into custody from the site by the police. As news of the arrest spread, local youth, as instructed by CCoFA leadership, “marched peacefully” towards the arrest site to “court arrest as part of Jail Bharao strategy,” it claimed. However,
the CCoFA alleged that IRB jawans “led by a DSP brutally assaulted the youth, near the 1st Gate, Chumoukedima.” It informed that the Vice President of the Chumukedima Town Youth Organisation (CTYO) was seriously injured, requiring 6 stitches on his head. The CCoFA further alleged that “to cover up its own brutality, the Dimapur police, belatedly, imposed section 144 CrPC but only after back timing its issuance as 7:00am... whereas the decision to impose the section couldn’t have been before 8:30 am.” The CCoFA demanded that disciplinary action be taken against the officer who allegedly led the “assault.”
‘Protest with proper consultation & representation’
DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 18 (MExN): The Naga Council Dimapur (NCD), Naga Women Hoho Dimapur (NWHD) and Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) has appreciated the assurance provided by the Chief Minister on the fuel adulteration case, resulting in the calling off of the highway bandh. A joint statement from the three organizations re-affirmed and endorsed the standing resolution of the public that was passed on September 11, 2012 and public notification thereof. “As such the arbitrary imposition of lightening bandhs/
strikes inflicts disturbances and imbalances in the society,” it said. The Three apex bodies also took a tough stand that any Organizations/Hohos/ Unions/Associations’ intending to organize any democratic form of protests under any legitimate grievances should do so with proper representation and consultation from the Naga Council Office at least 3 days in advance and further need the approval/ permission from the District Administration and Commissioner of Police, the statement informed.
All stakeholders must work together with understanding: DAN Legislators DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 18 (MExN): DAN legislators on Tuesday held an emergency meeting on the bandh called by CCoFA, and affirmed that “all stakeholders must work together with understanding and cooperation,” to end the menace of fuel adulteration in the state. A press note from the DAN Legislature Party informed that the meeting endorsed the Cabinet decision that “since the investigations into the Adulteration issue are at an advanced stage, it would not be advisable to change the
Investigation Agency.” It further stated that “there is no guarantee that handing the investigation to a Central body like the CBI would expedite the investigation within certain time frame.” The meeting also endorsed the Cabinet decision that any Bandh on National Highways affecting normal flow of traffic, goods and services, is illegal. “In this connection, we would like to request everyone to cooperate with the Government so that the common man is not affected in any manner,” It urged.
Say NO to heavy school bags Connecting historical dots
DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 18 books are effective measures, it has three levels – for Principals, Teach(MExN): A recent study conducted been felt that the problem needs to be ers and Parents. For this, it asked that by the Associated Chambers of Com- addressed on a larger level,” it stated. appropriate short term awareness/ The SCPCR Nagaland asked the training programmes be conducted. merce and Industry of India (ASSOMeanwhile, the SCPCR also CHAM) has highlighted the adverse State Department of School Eduasked that schools be notieffects of heavy school bags that fied to issue guidelines for children have to carry to school SCPCR Nagaland asks DoSE to all students to carry books every day. notify schools on minimising as per the timetable and also In light of this, a press release from the State Commis- adverse effects of heavy school bags suggest suitable, safe ways to carry bags. sion for Protection of Child “Also, schools should issue direcRights (SCPCR) Nagaland has asked cation to ensure that the weight of the Department of School Education schoolbags is not more than 10 per- tions to all teachers to pre-inform students about the books/notebooks (DoSE) to notify schools in Nagaland cent of the weight of the child. Also, children in pre-primary class- to be carried on a particular day,” it on several measures recommended by the National Commission for Pro- es should not carry any books/note- added. books to school, it recommended. It further recommended that actection of Child Rights. To bring effective change, sensi- tion be taken against any school not “Though providing lockers in schools and reducing reference tisation and awareness is required at following the guidelines.
Kohima installs first ‘Women Police Station’ Morung Express News Kohima | October 18
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The first ‘Women Police Station’ (WPS) in Kohima was inaugurated today at the North Police Station premise by LL Doungel, DGP Nagaland. Doungel during his speech said, “When we have more sensitivity towards crimes against women, I think then we can say we are a civilized society. Till that time I don’t think we qualify to be called a civilized society. For any society to be civilized we need to pay more attention to the welfare of women, their education and well being.” Doungel asserted that society cannot progress if it ill-treats and neglects women. Any society cannot be entirely crime free but all crimes are not the same, he stated, while stressing that crimes against women and children require sensitivity, empathy and understanding. He added that when it comes to crimes against a human body, there is a distinction between offences against women and
offences against other persons. Regarding crimes against children, Doungel said it is important to have trained personnel like psychologists, counselors etc. He stressed on the need to focus on treating trauma in such cases. “When it comes to crimes against women and children, we need all kinds of support and help we can muster because this is not one thing that the police alone can deal with, it is societal in nature, that is why we need people in society. This is not for the benefit of the victim alone but the benefit of society,” concluded Doungel. Medoselhou Keretsü, Chairman of the Kohima Village Council (KVC) encouraged the Government of Nagaland to provide separate women cells in all districts of the state. “We have confidence that the implementation the Women Police Station will bring changes and be a landmark in the history of administration,” he said. Kohima DC, Rovilato Mor meanwhile acknowledged that the opening of the WPS will go a long way in
sensitizing women in legal and judicial matters. Mor encouraged the personnel to be aware of the special care and protection required towards children and women, but also warned against misuse and misinterpretation of such measures. Abeiü Meru, President of the Naga Mothers’ Association stated that it had submitted several representations to the government for setting up of a women’s police station and acknowledged the state government for making the same a reality. DIG (Range), Limasunep Jamir said that the Police is traditionally a male dominated force, where there has been an ongoing discussion to bring in more women. He stated that the setting up of a ‘Women Police Station’ is a step in the right direction. Jamir also informed the gathering on the crime scenario in Kohima. He revealed that 23 cases (with regard to assault and harassment against women) were recorded 2015, while in 2016 there have been 21 such cases till date.
for liberating the Naga self
A Dialogue on book by Dr. John Thomas Morung Express News Dimapur | October 18
The colonial project among the Nagas is not as old as Naga society itself, yet it has taken over the social, religious, cultural and political imagination of the Naga nation in a way that has produced a disconnect from history, stagnation in ‘form and content’ of the nation and the inability to liberate the Naga ‘self’. These complex ideas came into thoughtful interplay at a Dialogue with Dr. John Thomas, Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Guwahati, at DABA’s Elim Hall here today. Jointly organised by the Foundation of Church and Society (Oriental Theological Seminary), Heritage Publishing House and The Morung Express, the Dialogue revolved around the book ‘Evangelising the Nation: Religion and the Formation of Naga Political Identity’ (Routledge 2016) written by Dr. John Thomas. In his book, Dr. Thomas primarily examines“theextenttowhichareligion armed with universal truth claims, assumptions and agencies mediated the formation of a modern political identity amongNagas,”andtraversesthehistory of “more than a hundred years in the life of a people.” How did the Naga people transitionfrompre-colonialcommunal ethos, or religion as an “everyday reality,” to Christian individualism and modernity? In an era when “historical amnesia” reigns, Dr. Thomas attempted to understand what happens when a rich social and cultural history is overshadowed by the State
Dr. John Thomas (R) is seen here in discussion with moderator Dr. Avi Vadeo (L) at a Dialogue revolving around his book ‘Evangelising the Nation’ at DABA’s Elim Hall, Dimapur on October 18. (Morung Photo)
and Christian missionary’s history of “savagery” and “darkness”—the continued colonial erasure of a culturally valuable pre colonial past informed the formation of Naga religious identity which eventually informed the “form and content” of the Naga political identity, according to him, creating confusion and contradiction. However, “the hegemonic approach or grand narratives of colonial power played to our advantage, lifting us from our primordial context towards a linear view of history moving toward new possibilities,” said Dr. Wati Aier, Principal of the OTS, while responding to Dr. Thomas at the Dialogue. While a “theological paradigm informed by colonialism” did shape “form and content” of the Naga nation, that has led to considerable ideological stagnation today, contemporary Naga theology is continually being redefined by the hermeneutics of looking forward, thereby also looking to reshape the Naga political identity. Dr. Melvil Pereira, Director at the North Eastern Social Research Centre, in another response to the Dialogue brought forward the nuanced research that Dr. Thomas had done
to bring out this book, which is a revised version of his PhD thesis (completed at Jawaharlal Nehru University). “The Church’s intervention tamed the Raging Mithun,” noted Dr. Pereira, while referring to parts of the book where the development of Naga political identity is discussed in its intersection with American Baptist missionising. (Read his review of the book on page 6) A public discussion followed on how this happened, the routes it took, how people participated in it and ways to carve a future from an ever transforming paradigm controlled by the Naga people instead of an outside force. But to take control of defining the Naga ‘self’, it is of primary importance to “liberate” the self. “Our cultural, social, religious or political selves are put into praxis through a public character called the Naga. Sometimes this leads to contradictions but sometimes it reaffirms who we are,” contemplated Dr. Aküm Longchari, Editor of The Morung Express, in his concluding remarks to the discussion. As the reins of control have slipped from Naga hands, the right to self-definition has been denied, which has caused too much concentration on form, thereby weakening of content. “We have to critically analyse the colonial era to examine the source of our predicament,” he said, noting that Dr. Thomas’ book is “asking us to liberate the political, social and cultural self,” such that a Naga theology, state or culture may arise as an inevitable consequence. To liberate, for Longchari, would mean that dialogue becomes the form and values of humanisation the content. (The book is currently available on Flipkart and Amazon. The South Asia Edition costs Rs. 895)
THE MORUNG EXPRESS
A spAce to set free your creAtivity Naga educators’ retreat visit to SCAD Atlanta
Vishü Rita Krocha
Atlanta | October 18
Imagine a learning environment where every piece of decor inspires you and instantaneously brings out hidden potentials. This is exactly what Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), the University for Creative Careers, offers students from all over the world, who choose to pursue the often undervalued careers in art and design. With 98% employment rate of the students who graduate from SCAD, they go on to work in giants like Apple, Google, Pixar, Coca Cola among several others. These are places where young creative Nagas can also choose to work in and make a thriving career out of their love for art and design. The recent visit of educators from Nagaland and Northeast to SCAD, Atlanta from October 8-14, 2016 explored areas where young people from the region can excel in as well as prove their creative potentials. Issues relating to this were also discussed wherein the educators from Nagaland brought out how many Naga parents discourage their children from pursuing artistic careers, citing the perceived lack of employability in these creative fields. Executive Director of International Recruitment and Relations, SCAD, Maken Imcha Payne said they have followed the principle of introducing the university to design oriented markets such as China, Korea, Latin
he five member team had a first-hand experience of the top-notch education facilities and experience how students were taught. The centers of the University that the team visited included the SCAD Digital Media Centre, SCAD Show, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion, Ivy Writing Centre and ACA Sculpture Studio of SCAD.
The educators’ team from Nagaland and North East at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), the University for Creative Careers, Atlanta during their visit held from October 8-14.
America and India. She said, “we started getting students from the North Eastern part of India - Meghalaya, Assam and Mizoram - at this time it became very clear to me that we needed to introduce SCAD to the Nagas and the most strategic path was to bring a group of key individuals to SCAD so that they can personally experience the SCAD environment, the facilities and the quality of our students and alumni.” An advocate of experiential learning, she felt that the educators’ retreat was the best route. “I feel it was extremely successful for various reasons - they have a new profound understanding of what creative careers mean and especially what that means at SCAD - Being able to acquire a world class education and a dream job. Our alumni go on to work for companies like Apple, Google, Pixar, Coca Cola just
to name a few - this is something people only dream of - but at SCAD that is something that happens all the time. 98% our alumni within the first ten months have gotten employment within their field of study or are pursuing further education.” Stating that Nagas can thrive in many of the creative disciplines at SCAD, Maken Imcha Payne said, “here is a great opportunity and we have such talented people from Nagaland - so it just seemed quite natural and obvious that this opportunity needed to be extended to our Nagas.” She further stated that digital programs like animation, interactive design, gaming, industrial/furniture design, fashion, film and TV, interior design, architecture would be a good fit for Nagas. Associate Director of International Admission, SCAD, Pelesino Ane Kevichusa emphasized that there
are not only careers that can be made out of art and design but that, they are paid well and a perfect fit for people inclined towards creativity. The SCAD Atlanta, USA visit was an eye-opening experience for the 5-member educators’ team from Nagaland and the North East, comprising of Sashila Ozukum from The Hope Academy School; Priyanka Joshi from The Assam Valley School; Khrienuo Moa from G. Rio School; Zubeni Lotha, a Photographer and a Journalist from The Morung Express. They were given an educational tour of the university in different centers by Chelsea Tench, Community Engagement Associate; Rachel Evans, SCAD Fash; Catherine M Ramsdell, Associate Chair, Liberal Arts, Professor of writing; Susan Krause, Chair of Sculpture; Steven Jarvis, Professor of Sculpture and Pooja Khandelwal, Student docent.
SCAD Digital Media Centre The SCAD Digital Media Center houses academic majors within the School of Digital Media and the School of Entertainment Arts, including animation, interactive design and game development, motion media design, visual effects, and television producing. The expansive 60,000-square-foot facility enables students to work and train in a real-world studio environment, creating experimental, immersive and interactive pieces using the latest in technology, both practical and digital.
The educators’ team from Nagaland and North East with Maken Imcha Payne and Pelesino Ane Kevichusa at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion.
nowned contemporary fashion designers, filmmakers and creative professionals all over the world, SCAD FASH is an integral part of the SCAD educational experience. SCAD FASH offers diverse exhibitions, films, installations, performances and events to enliven and inspire the greater community year-round. Each program is designed to engage and appeal to visitors with varied backgrounds and interests, from textiles and jewelry to photography and film.
SCAD Show SCAD Show features two stages with a total of 560 seats. Built in 1986 as the Academy Theater, SCAD Show serves as home to a TV fest and other SCAD Atlanta events. The main stage has a 375-seat capacity and stage 2, a capacity of 185. ACA Sculpture Studio of SCAD ACA Sculpture Studio of SCAD was designed by the world-reSCAD FASH Museum nowned architect Renzo Piano, of Fashion + Film SCAD FASH Museum of Fash- and houses 22 individual student ion + Film focuses on the future of studios; 24-hour graduate student fashion design, connecting con- studio space; a visual studies classceptual to historical principles of room; a wood and metal shop with dress whether ceremonial, cele- band saws, radial saws, welders, bratory or casual. Fortified by the mixers, disk sanders, grinders, a university's strong global presence spray booth; a foundry for bronze and worldwide connections to re- and stainless steel; a computer lab
with a 3-D rapid prototyping printer and laser cutter; support equipment and an exhibition gallery. Ivy Writing Centre Ivy Writing Hall was formerly the Peters House, and designed by the noted architect Gottfried L. Norrman. The National Register of Historic Places listed it in 1972, and it now serves as a hub for distinguished visiting scholarsin-residence, lectures, the Ivy Hall Writers Series and literary salons for SCAD Atlanta. SCAD received the donated building in 2007 and extensively rehabilitated it before its opening in the fall of 2008. Since then, SCAD and Ivy Hall have received various awards including an American Institute of Architects Georgia Honor Award, the Shutze Award for craftsmanship and the Georgia Trust 2009 Preservation Award for Excellence. (With inputs for SCAD Centres from the website- www.scad.edu)
Regenerating springs through ‘pick up the baton of our political torch and run’ FGN 65th Martyrs' community-led actions Day at Settsü village observed
Morung Express News Mokokchung | October 18
Participants along with officials of LRD and PSI, Dehradun at the training on ‘Participatory Springshed Development’ held on October 17 at Kinunger Villagel, Mokokchung, organised by Land Resources Department and supported by Peoples' Science Institute, Dehradun.
Training on ‘Participatory Springshed Development’ at Kinunger Village conducted Morung Express News Mokokchung | October 18
Training on ‘Participatory Springshed Development’ was held on October 17 at Kinunger Village Council Hall, Mokokchung, organised by Land Resources Department (LRD) supported by Peoples' Science Institute, Dehradun and Kinunger community. The training is a follow-up of the training held on May 30 –June 14, 2016. The training aims at imparting the communities about springshed development and demonstrate on regenerating springs through community-led actions. It also focuses on geology and hydrogeology, water budgeting, water quality, sanitation, equity and sustainability of groundwater as a Common Pool Resource (CPR). In the inaugural function of the training, Hoto Yeptho, Director, LRD encouraged the villagers for community support so as to bring development in the village. He motivated the community to revive and rejuvenate the existing traditional
springs for future generation and actively participate in the programme. He encouraged the communities particularly women to get involved in the programme and also pursue the activities (SHGs) and grab the opportunities which will empower themselves and sustain their families. Khrolhiweu Tsuhah and Vargish Barmola from PSI, Dehradun highlighted the project and findings of Mokokchung district. 78 participants attended the training including representatives from LRD, Govt. of Nagaland, Kinunger Village representatives; Village Council, Church, Youth Department, Students Union and Women Self Help Groups (SHGs). Albert Ngullie,Joint Director, LRD chaired the session. The resource persons from PSI comprised of Rajesh Kumar, Khrolhiweu Tsuhah, Vargish Bamola and Nitin Rana. ‘Participatory Springshed Development’ is a part of SPEED (Special Program for Environmental and Economic Development) programme, an exclusive initiative by Land Resources Department, Nagaland supported by PSI, Dehradun to uplift 50 villages in commemoration of the 50th year of statehood. The idea is to “SPEEDily” develop the adopted villages into economically empowered and climate smart villages.
The Federal Government of Nagaland today observed its 65th Martyrs’ day at Settsü village located a few kilometers away from Mokokchung town organized by the Ao Region ‘chithat (programme) committee’ in a solemn manner. The Kedallo (vice president) of FGN, I. Temjenba Longkumer read out the tribute speech of Gen. (Retd) Viyalie Metha, Kedahge of the FGN. The Kedahge in his message mentioned that the first Naga martyr to be murdered by Indian forces was Zasibito Nagi of Jotsoma village who was killed in broad daylight on October 18, 1952 and that the day was being observed as Martyr’s Day ever since. It was also mentioned that the programme at Settsü village today was to pay homage and respect to the five men from the village who were massacred on June 16, 1956. The speech also mentioned the incident that happened at Longpha village of Ao Region on June 6, 1956 where 5 villagers were murdered and the Yengpang village massacres
Federal Government of Nagaland members with others during the 65th Martyrs’ day observed at Settsü village, Mokokchung on October 18. (Morung Photo)
under Chang Region on November 15, 1954 where 65 villagers lost their lives. Mention was also made of the 11 villagers of Ketsapomi village under Chakhesang Region who were shot to death as “target practice” by Indian soldiers on April 13, 1956 and the 9 victims of Matikhrii village incident under Pochury Region on September 6, 1960. “On this 65th national Martyrs’ day, the nation wishes to pay tribute to all our people who have laid down their lives for the nation,” it read. The message also “put on record” that “in all these many years of conflict, the Ao region has also played its role second to none.” The Kedahge also men-
tioned that however great and noble the past may be, “we cannot live in the past. We also cannot dream of a bright future without doing what we should do in the present.” He also conveyed that his generation had given their “best and utmost for the nation” and so that “today’s generation can have a country they can call their own.” The Kedahge also called upon the younger generation to “pick up the baton of our political torch and run on until the race for our national objective is achieved.” “As long as a foreign flag continue to fly in our lands, the sacrifices of yesterday remain an unfulfilled dream,” he added, and con-
tinued that so long as “the enemy continues to occupy our land and oppress us, that long are we duty bound to resist the enemy and oppose him.” Short speeches were also delivered by Kaka D. Iralu, Kilonser, FGN and Lhouvitsü, Speaker, Tatar Hoho, FGN. The programme culminated with a mass prayer. The event was chaired by K. Lepzüng Jamir, Secretary of Ao Region FGN and welcome address was delivered by Imli, GB Settsü Village followed by the singing of national anthem led by the Settsü Students’ Union. The gathering also paid homage to the fallen martyrs by observing a 2 minute silence
and prayer led by the village pastor. Settsü village, the venue of today’s Martyrs’ Day ‘chithat’ is a small Ao village situated some 10 kilometers from Mokokchung town and located between two of the biggest Ao villages, Ungma and Longkhum. The ‘chithat’ was solemnly held at the site of the headstone erected in memory of 5 innocent villagers of Settsü killed by Indian armed forces on June 16, 1956. A poignant epitaph is inscribed on the headstone followed by the names of the 5 fallen martyrs. The year 1956 is a dark memory in the history of Settsü village as they were twice ‘grouped’ with Ungma village that year. On June 16 of the same year, it is said that the Indian armed forces rounded up the villagers working on their paddy fields and were tied and tortured. Later that day, 6 of the villagers were lined up with their hands tied and shot at by the firing squad. One of them, Merenchiba, survived the firing squad as he escaped into the jungle after he managed to loosen his tied hands while the other 5 villagers fell on the ground lifeless. The five fallen villagers were I.Tsükjemmeri, a G.B. of the village, L. Imtongkokba, the village church ‘chowkidar’, S.Temjenwati, Anchaba and Danba.
Wheebox Employability Skill Test at GP Kohima
Students appear for the Wheebox Employability Skill Test at Government Polytechnic Kohima.
Kohima, october 18 (mexN): Government Polytechnic Kohima (GPK) has started to conduct the Wheebox Employability Skill Test (WEST) in the campus for its students. Wheebox is a global talent assessment company that has partnered with All India Council of Technical Education, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to launch this online test for students all over the country. Results of the tests from the four corners of the country will be compiled and included in the India Skills Report 2017. Wheebox Employability Skill Test (WEST) is a 70 minute online test that assesses competencies in various fields such as English language, problem solving, and mathematical aptitude among others. The outcome of the test measures the employability of the students and will also help the institute to identify core strengths and improvement areas of the students. A press release informed that this initiative aimed at benefitting the students will be held till October 30.
THE MORUNG EXPRESS
ZYF, ZSU accused of assaulting youth leader Sharmila forms new political party Newmai News Network Imphal | October 18
The Ruangmei Naga Council, Manipur (RCM-M) has accused Zeliangrong Youth Front (ZYF) and Zeliangrong Student Union of kidnapping and assaulting Kanpatlung Pamei, General Secretary of the Rongmei Naga Youth Organization (RNYO). The RNC (M) alleged that incident was caused by "armed volunteers" of Zeliangrong Youth Front and Zeliangrong Students Union on the night of October 15. According to RNC-M, Kanpatlung Pamei was kidnapped, gagged and blindfolded and taken from Namthanjang village
of Keithelmanbi, NH-37 at around 10 pm and brought to the Zeliangrong Baudi Office, Tarung in Imphal and then to ZYF/AZSU Office, Namdunlong, Imphal and tortured. "Such barbaric incident meted out to a fellow human being is condemnable to the strongest term by all members of civilized societies," the RNC-M asserted. The RNYO (AMN) and RNYO, Manipur are the youth wings of the Rongmei Naga People OrganizationRNPO and Rongmei Naga Council, Manipur-RNCM, the statement of RNCM-M said. "Therefore, the kidnapping and torture of Mr. Kanpatlung Pamei, Geneneral Secretary of RNYO by the so-called ZYF and Ze-
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liangrong Student Union is seriously taken by the Rongmei community and if such action is repeated in future, they (the culprits) shall not be spared," the RNC-M warned. It then stated that these barbaric acts are not to be taken as happened between the Rongmeis and the Zeliangrong organizations. "It was only the brutal act of some Rongmeis of vested interest under the sheep skin of Zeliangrong organizations. Therefore, it is appealed to all to take precaution by all that such unwanted things may cause damages to the good image, unity and solidarity of the Zeliangrong community and their genuine organizations," the RNC-M added.
LNC, RNC call of bandh Newmai News Network Imphal | October 18
The Liangmai Naga Council (Manipur) and Rongmei Naga Council, Manipur have called off the 36 hour bandh today at 5 pm "upon the assurance given by the collective leaders of the United Naga Council (UNC) for granting immediate affiliation of Liangmai, Rongmei and Zeme to the United Naga Council, Manipur". The bandh began on October 18 morning in Rongmei and Liangmai areas. On October 16, LNC and RNC had announced not to attend the United Naga Council (UNC) sponsored "First Conference of the Naga Village Authority of Southern Nagalim," announced to impose a total bandh for 36 hours from 6 am of October 18 to 12 noon of October 19 in all Liangmai and Rongmei inhabited areas". According to LNC and RNC, they had a meeting with the UNC leaders today and the latter had assured to fulfill their demand.
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Dated, Kohima the 18th October, 2016
NO.NPSC/ADVT/NON-TECH/1-2010::With reference to the Commission’s Advertisement No. NPSC-3/2016 dated 19.9.2016, this is to notify to all the candidates that the Examination for LDA-cum-Computer Assistant & Computer Operator under NPSC will be held on 25th & 26th October, 2016. Candidates can download their Admission Certificate from www.admitcard.npsc.co.in by submitting Roll No. The Roll No. will be sent through SMS to all candidates. Candidates must take a printout of the Admission Certificate without which they shall not be allowed to appear the examination. Further candidates are to produce a valid identity card issued by a competent authority as proof of identity. Those candidates who have opted for Item No. 1 (Computer Operator) shall appear Computer Based Examination as per the venue given in the Admission Certificate. Sd/- KHRUPI SOTHU, Secretary Nagaland Public Service Commission, Kohima.
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"Since this is the cornerstone of democracy I have come seeking blessings," Sharmila said. Sharmila, known as India's 'Iron Lady', had in August broken her 16-yearlong fast against Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and said that she would contest the Manipur Assembly elections due in 2017. She had been fasting since November 2, 2000.
he added. "With regard to state government employees' payments, the state had received Rs 500 crore less in 2015-16 from the Union government despite its obligations," Saha said. "We apprehend that in 2016-17, we may also get Rs 1,100 crore less funds from the central government," he said. Saha said the Tripura government would move the Supreme Court challenging the Tripura High Court verdict which asked the state government to pay the pending 42 per cent dearness allowance (DA) to 2,09,000 state government employees and pensioners. After the latest four per cent release on July 14, the DA of Tripura government employees and pensioners rose to 83 per cent, while that of the central government was at 125 per cent. "We do not have sufficient funds to give the pending DA to the employees and pensioners. The state would seek intervention of the Supreme Court," Saha said. "If we give one per cent more DA, the government would have to bear Rs 33 crore, and for 42 per cent, the state requires Rs 1,386 crore annually -- which is very difficult for the state government." On a writ petition of an employees' organisation, affiliated to opposition Congress, the Tripura High
Court had ordered the government to clear the pending DA dues to the employees, subject to availability of funds. "If the state government clears the pending DA of the employees and pensioners, all developmental and repairing works would come to a halt," the minister said. "The central government has also sealed the maximum limit (three per cent of GDP) of borrowing loan for carrying out development works up to Rs 1,570 crore," the minister said. Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla also expressed his government's inability to execute the recommendations of the 7th CPC. Quoting the Chief Minister, a senior finance official said that to implement the 7th CPC proposals, an additional outlay of Rs 563.22 crore was required annually. The Federation of Mizoram Government Employees and Workers -an apex body of all the state government employees associations -- has been demanding implementation of the 7th CPC's recommendations. "The financial burden on the state government would be too heavy to implement the 7th CPC proposals. Unless the Centre comes forward to help the state it would not be possible," the official quoted Lal Thanhawla as saying.
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: Promoted to the post of Joint Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Government of India
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: Promoted to the post of commandant (Ops) B.S.F Koirengai, Imphal
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agartala/aIzawl, OctOber 18 (IaNS): Congress-ruled Mizoram and Left-ruled Tripura have said that they are not in a position to implement the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations for their employees. To implement the 7th CPC, Tripura requires an additional Rs 2,500 crore, while Mizoram requires an Rs 563.22 crore more annually. "To implement the 7th CPC recommendations for Tripura government employees, the state government requires additional amount of at least Rs 2,500 crore annually," Tripura Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha told IANS. "The state government is not averse to implementing... (But) currently the state... is facing a severe financial crunch. We are considering the demand," he added. The minister said that the Centre had stopped much of its aid and changed the sharing pattern for the centrally-sponsored schemes (CSS). This had caused Tripura a net loss of Rs 1,356 crore in 2015-16. He also said that the Centre had even stopped funding under normal central assistance, special plan assistance and special central assistance. Besides, the fund flow under some major schemes was reduced by Rs 314.72 crore during 2015-16,
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the Chief Minister." She further disclosed that her party will field 20 candidates and names of four candidates have been finalised. Earlier in the day, she visited Johnstone Higher Secondary School in the heart of Imphal city where the first session of the elected Assembly of Manipur was held on October 18, 1948.
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constituency, she added. Sharmila said, "I want to become the Chief Minister to repeal the AFSPA... since Ibobi has kept all sections of the people in his constituency satisfied they may reject me. But I want to know whether people in other districts in general and the hills in particular are well looked after. Since my mission is to repeal the AFSPA I am throwing the gauntlet to
Imphal, OctOber 18 (IaNS): Human rights activist Irom Sharmila launched a new political party, 'People Resurgence and Justice Alliance' in Imphal on Tuesday. She said she will contest against Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi from Thoubal constituency in the 2017 assembly elections. She will also contest from Khurai, her home
5. Mr. K. Losii
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6. Mr. L. Kashipri
: Promoted to the post of Inspector, Manipur Police
7. Miss Kaikho Ashuni
: 6th topper in B.A Economics (Hrs) Manipur University
8. Miss Daihrii Mosone
: 8th toppers in B.A Pol. Science (Hrs) Manipur University
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We, the Abo-Chakre Union thank God for his mercy and loving care towards our people. We also pray to Almighty God to lead them and guide them in their future endeavours so that they may be able to prosper even more in the near future. Sd/- Abo-Chakre Union
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NOTIFICATION No. 29/2016 Dated Kohima, the 4th October 2016 No. NBE-1/Ex- 9/2016-17/:: It is hereby notified for information of all concerned that the Class-IX Final Examination 2016 will be held as per the schedule given below: Day (Time 9 am Date Subject to 12 noon) th 28 November 2016 Monday English 30th November 2016 Wednesday Science 2nd December 2016 Friday Mathematics 3rd December 2016 Saturday Second Language: (i) Tenyidie (ii) Ao (iii) Sumi (iv) Lotha (v) Hindi (vi) Bengali (vii) Alternative English Monday Social Sciences 5th December 2016 6th December 2016 Tuesday Sixth Subject: (i) FIT (ii) Music (iii) Home Science (iv) BK & Accountancy (v) Environmental Education (vi) TT/IT (vocational) (9 to 11 am) (Mrs. Asano Sekhose) Chairman
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India’s clampdown on ‘black money’ curbs gold appetite
SINGAPORE, OctObER 18 (REutERS): India's crackdown on undisclosed foreign assets and income is curbing demand for gold in the world's second-biggest consumer, while rising real interest rates and better returns from other financial markets are also hurting purchases, a banker said. Although consumption should pick up from now until the end of the financial year, when India buys more for gifting during festivals and weddings, weak demand so far has dragged on the global gold price that has shed nearly 9 percent from a two-year high in July to $1,258 an ounce on Tuesday. "There is a crackdown on black money in India and many people who were looking at gold as an investment for unaccounted income are no longer investing in gold at all," Shekhar Bhandari, executive vicepresident of Kotak Mahindra Bank, told Reuters on the fringes of an industry meet.
Unofficial estimates suggest funds illegally deposited in banks outside the country to avoid tax, known as "black money" in India, account for about 10-30 percent of the country's gold demand, said Bhandari. A tax evasion amnesty scheme, led by the government of Prime Minister Na-
KVS Recruitment 2016 Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has released a notification for the recruitment of 6205 Principals, Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs), Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs) and Primary Teachers through direct recruitment. Interested candidates may check the eligibility criteria and apply online from 27-09-2016 to 17-10-2016 (extended upto 20-10-2016). More details about KVS Recruitment 2016, including number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, important dates and how to apply, are given below:
rendra Modi, that closed in September disclosed nearly $10 billion in undeclared income. India's gold demand has also been hit by higher returns from other asset classes, Bhandari said, with returns on equities and bonds at 12-13 percent dwarfing gold's 0.9 percent in terms of rupees
since 2013. Rising real interest rate due to declining inflation is dimming gold's draw as well. 'PATHETIC' "The returns on gold in rupees is pathetic," Bhandari said. "I think it won't be advisable to invest in gold given current levels where invest-
ment returns are likely to be negative in Indian rupees." India's gold imports fell for a ninth month in September as weak retail demand and higher discounts prompted banks and refineries to cut overseas purchases. But imports in the second half of India's financial year to March will probably be 25-50 percent more than the first half, said Sunil Kashyap, managing director for global banking and markets at Scotiabank. "With Diwali just about two weeks away from now, demand so far looks good. Expectation is that it'll sustain until the end of the year," Kashyap said. Gold discounts dropped to the smallest in nearly nine months last week as the festive season began. "If stability of the rupee continues and gold prices are stable, then we can expect positive trends. But any kind of volatility could hamper gold," said Scotiabank's Kashyap.
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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has to be a movement, not an event: Governor DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 18 (DIPR): Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya today maintained that Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has to be a movement and not an event. Addressing the review meeting of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Dimapur district at Rhododenron Hall, Police Complex Chumukedima, he further stated that if the whole idea and concept of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan percolates down to every individual, India would prosper. Reminding about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision, where every school must mandatorily have two toilets, the Governor lauded the Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency for constructing bamboo toilets in several schools and wards. He also appealed to the people for change of mindset thereby making Nagaland and India prosperous. Acharya also appreciated and valued the whole hearted response shown by various NGOs, communities, individuals, schools, institutions and wards and making the movement a grand success in Nagaland, especially Dimapur. “There is no limit for helping the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan,” he stated. Geoffrey Yaden, Publisher and Editor, Nagaland Post, who is also the brand
Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya (L) and Geoffrey Yaden during the review meeting of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Dimapur district on October 18.
ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Dimapur, enlightened the Governor on the various activities undertaken by Dimapur District Swachh Bharat Members. Yaden observed that Swachh Bharat basically means cleanliness and for Dimapur district, it is understood as ‘Clean Dimapur’. Expressing happiness with the way Swachh Bharat Mission is being carried out in Dimapur within respective colonies and wards, Geoffrey informed that a report will be prepared to be submitted to the Governor. He asked all concerned to send the reports along with photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org. After final compilation of all Swachh Bharat activities, it will be sent to the Central Government, Yaden further informed. Geoffrey also thanked
the Governor, who was chosen personally by Prime Minister Modi to be one of the National Brand Ambassadors of the cleanliness mission, for attending the meeting. He also thanked the Naga Council Dimapur, GBs from various colonies, schools, NGOs and others for attending the meeting. Among others, representatives from Kachari Tribe Council Nagaland, Dimapur Gorkha Union, Chumukedima Hindu Society, Dimapur Bengali Students Union, AG Higher Secondary School, president of All National Kachari Students’ Union, Tetso College, Young Indians Nagaland Chapter, Chumukedima Area GB Association, Dimapur Gorkha Students’ Union, Eastern Bible College, Sikh Community Dimapur, and Gorkha Christian Alliance attended the meeting.
UNTBA wants Assam-Nagaland border solved on basis of 9 and 16 Point Agreements DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 18 (MExN): The United Naga Tribes Association of Border Areas (UNTBA), while appreciating the meeting between the Assam and Nagaland Chief Ministers on October 17 to foster better relations between the two states, has however objected to the proposition for amicable settlement on the border issue. A press statement received from the Chief Minister’s Office had stated the Nagaland Chief Minister, TR Zeliang had suggested to his Assam counterpart that the “border issue between the two neighboring states should be solved amicably by the people instead of depending on the court to pass a judgment.”
To this, UNTBA Chairman, Hukavi T Yepthumi and General Secretary, Imsumongba Pongen, in a press statement today maintained that if at all the boundary issue between the two states has to be settled amicably as proposed by the Chief Ministers of the two states; it has to be on the basis of the 9 Point and 16 Point Agreements. Elucidating its assertion, it quoted excerpts from the 9-point agreement signed by Akbar Hydari Ali, the then Governor and Gobinath Bordoloi, the then Premier of Assam Province and the representatives of Naga National Council that, “(i) to bring back into the Naga Hills District all the Forests transferred to Sibsagar and
Nowgong Districts in the past; and (ii) to bring under one unified administrative unit as far as possible all Nagas. All the areas so included will be within the scope of the present proposed agreement. No area should be transferred out of Naga Hill without the consent of the Naga National Council.” Also highlighting passages from the 16 point agreement that, “Re-transfer of Reserve Forests: All the Reserved Forests and other Naga areas that were transferred out of Naga area will be returned to Nagaland with a clearly defined boundary under the present settlement.” Consolidation of Contiguous Naga Areas: The other Naga tribes inhabiting the areas contig-
‘Naga women are not safe anymore’ NSSATA Phek unit Zhavame Women Society condemns October 8 killing
PhEk, OCTOBER 18 (MExN): Zhavame Women Society (ZWS) today lamented that Naga women are not safe outside or in the confines of their own homes anymore. The women organization stated this in light of the killing of a woman at Tenyiphe-1 village, Dimapur on October 8. A press statement from ZWS president, Shone Pohena and general secretary, Rebecca Domeh said that the incident is “a chilling reminder of the alarming rise of gender-based violence in our state, and the brutal and sickening manner
in which such crimes are committed by the perpetrators.” It noted, “Naga women are not safe outside or in the confines of their own homes anymore. Gone are the days when Naga women were safe from human intrusions even in the dead of the night in the middle of a jungle. This is not what Naga society was.” ZWS further affirmed that violence against women is not just a cause of concern for women and women’s organizations alone, but a problem to be addressed by the societyat-large.
Meanwhile, it drew the attention of not just the law enforcing agency, the state government, but also the general public on “this serious state of affairs that is threatening the very security of the mothers, sisters and daughters.” Grieving the loss of “our dear sister and mother”, ZWS along with the family members of the victim “awaits justice and urges the law enforcing society to leave no stone unturned to nab the perpetrator (s) at the earliest and tried under the law of the land without any fear or favour.”
Business community declare CATC in Sainik School Punglwa concludes candidate for DMC election Morung Express News Dimapur | October 18
Business community of New Market and Naga Bazaar, Dimapur falling under Ward no 19 on Tuesday evening held a consultative meeting at the conference hall of New Market Business Owners’ Association and unanimously declared Hokivi Chishi as its consensus candidate for the forthcoming DMC elections. Hokivi Chishi is the President of DCCI and has been representing ward no 19 since 2004. Speaking at the meeting, Hokivi thanked the public of ward no 19 for
Hokivi Chishi addressing the business community in Dimapur on Tuesday. (Morung Photo)
reposing their faith in him and assured them of working with renewed zeal and effort for the welfare of the people. “As a human being, I also have my shortcom-
Meetings & AppointMents DRFCB meeting with “Dhobiwallas” The Dhansiri River Flood Control Board (DRFCB) has convened a meeting with “Dhobiwallas” on October 20, 10:00 am at its office at Purana Bazar, East Dimapur. Therefore, a press release from Hokheto Kiba, DRFCB chairman has informed all the Dhobiwallas under Dimapur area to attend the meeting without fail.
CRPOK general session The Chizami Range Public Organisation, Kohima (CRPOK) will be holding its 2nd general session on October 22 at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama under the theme ‘Kele Chu Tede’ with Kevechutso Doulo as the Session Speaker. All the members of the organization have been invited to attend the session.
JNV Chukitong jubilee meeting There will be a joint meeting at JNV Chukitong on October 22, 10:30 am regarding the school’s upcoming silver jubilee. Therefore, all the planning committee and subcommittee conveners, secretaries and the members have been requested to attend the meeting without fail.
Public meeting at United Village The Working Committee of United Village has fixed a general public meeting on October 22, 3:00 pm at the State Stadium near Dimapur Government College. Hukaito Labo, Convenor, Working Committee has informed all the registered members to attend the meeting without fail.
KST holistic seminar at Mangkolemba One day holistic seminar will be conducted for Khar Senso Telongjem (KST) on October 22 at Town Hall, Mangkolemba. Resource persons will be Asangba Chuba IAS, Commissioner of Taxes, C.T. Jamir, Senior Advocate, Taliremba Jamir, Officer on Special Duty Finance Department, Senti Jamir, Project Manager, NERCOM (IFAD) Manipur, and Er Asenla Walling, Asst Engineer, Directorate of Industries & Commerce. Topics for the seminar are ‘economic upliftment’, ‘our responsibility towards Mangkolemba town development’, ‘change of our character’, ‘options on rural sustainable development’ and ‘sustainable industrialization’. All Khar unions of Kohima, Mokokchung, Dimapur and Khar Yimten, Khar Lanu Menden, Khar Gazetted Officers Union and Khar Baptist Church have been requested to participate without fail. The seminar organizers are Rev. S. Apong Jamir, Missionary at-large, KBA and Rev. Dr. A. Wati Jamir, Mission Co-ordinator, KBA.
ings and appeal for pardon if there has been failure in any area. I assure you of working more sincerely in the days to come,” he told the gathered business community.
PEREN, OCTOBER 18 (MExN): The 4th Combined Annual Training Camp of NL (I) Sainik School NCC Coy, which commenced on October 2, ended on October 16 with a campfire and cultural extravaganza in the campus of Sainik School Punglwa. 41 Senior Division cadets and 102 Junior Division cadets participated in the camp. Combined Annual Training Camp (CATC) is a part of regular annual training programme of NL (I) Sainik School Coy, NCC under Group Headquarter NCC, Kohima Group. During the camp, the cadets underwent strenuous training in various disciplines like Drill, Range Firing, Map
Reading, Disaster Management, Field Craft, Trekking and X-country, informed a press release. After completion of the training, the cadets were also assessed for NCC A and B certificates. At the campfire and cultural extravaganza programme, the chief guest was Group Captain Sanjay Gaekwad, Principal, Sainik School Punglwa. Attended by all participating cadets, Associate NCC Officers, Care Taker Officers, NCC staff, and PI staff, the programme started with the Camp Report presented by Lieutenant Kanu Barman. This was followed by cultural programme consisting solo songs, group songs, dances and dramas staged
by cadets of different NCC Companies. In the end, the chief guest gave away prizes to the winners of various individual and group competitions: Best Cadet (SD) - Akashe Ayemi of Charlie Coy, Best Cadet (JD) - Rishabh Raj of Charlie Coy, Best Shooter - Imeka Z Awomi of Bravo Coy, and Winner of XCountry - Novicho Natso of Bravo Coy. Charlie Coy emerged as the overall champion of the camp. The chief guest spoke about the immense role NCC plays in honing talents of the young and budding minds and also stressed upon the benefits of NCC certificates in joining the Indian Armed Forces, the release added.
Mon DPDB meet discusses poor attendance of officers MON, OCTOBER 18 (DIPR): The monthly meeting of Mon District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) was held on October 17 at DC's conference hall, Mon HQ with Deputy Commissioner W. Honje Konyak as the chairperson. The DC highlighted the poor attendance of district heads of offices and asked all the officers to be regu-
lar in their duties for good governance of the departments and administration at Mon HQ. Pointing out that it is mandatory for all the heads of offices to be present at any programme or function where Governor, Chief Minister, or any Central Minister is the chief guest, he requested all officials to be prepared for Governor's visit to Longwa village.
Relise Sangtam, EAC, Mon mentioned about the 5th inter departmental tournament to be held in the month of November. Dr. Kechongol Sophie, MS, District Hospital Mon gave a report on cataract eye camp held at District Hospital from October 13 to 15 in commemoration of the Kayakalp Award. The report said that altogether 248 outdoor pa-
tients were treated. The services provided included cataract operation, cataract screening, giving of free spectacles and treating of accidental eye injuries. Er. Talitemsu Jamir, E.E PWD (R&B) reported on the inspections scheduled to come from the Supreme Court for Mon-Merangkong and Mon-Namtola road constructions.
Probationers urged to be accountable, transparent kOhIMA, OCTOBER 18 (DIPR): The inaugural function of the two-week Common Induction Programme for IAS, IPS, IFS, NCS, NPS and all allied service probationers of 2015 batch was held on October 18 at Multipurpose Hall, Administrative Training Institute (ATI). Director ATI, Lithrongla G. Chishi IAS, in her keynote address gave a brief note on the Common Induction Programme. She informed that the programme was initially held for two months but of late it is being held for two weeks citing difficulties from departments regarding sparing the officers for longer duration. She termed the programme a platform to mold the officers to face the challenges once they are bound by rules as public servants. She pointed out that there are two slots of government servants, one being wagers who do not per-
uous to the present Nagaland be allowed to join Nagaland if they so desire.” The UNTBA said it was due to the failure of the Government of India to fulfill its promises made in the Agreements, that the State of Nagaland is without a defined and specified boundary till date as clearly stated by the Surveyor General of India. Due to such lapses on the part of the Government of India, the UNTBA alleged that the Assam Government is fighting a proxy war against the Naga people in the Supreme Court since 1988 praying for declaring the Inner Line as the boundary of Assam and Nagaland.
supports class boycott
PhEk, OCTOBER 18 (MExN): The Nagaland SSA Teachers’ Association, Phek unit has extended support to the central NSSATA in the ongoing boycott of classes. The unit president, Sheta Hesu and vice president, Thongalu Movi in a press release have asked all SSA teachers appointed in 2010 and 2013 to stay “prepared and united.” Representing the executives of NSSATA Phek unit, the press release asked the officials who are looking after the funding patterns
of the salaries, “Why would they continue to compel the teachers to go begging when we should be teaching at school.” The unit added, “Today in hunger we decided to rise up and fight for our survival needs that have been threatened for several months. We will not cease until justice is delivered.” The unit also requested public, NGOs, student unions, associations, schools to render their support and help them in the fight for better tomorrow in education.
MEx FILE President urged to appoint NU VC DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 18 (MExN): The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has written a letter to the President of India, apprising him on the non-availability of a Vice-Chancellor at Nagaland University. The ANCSU stated that the students of Nagaland University will be deprived of many opportunities and avenues because of the said reason. “Regardless the rhymes and reasons for non-appointment we feel that the Chair of the Vice-Chancellor cannot be left empty beyond a reasonable period of time Sir, as we all know that as much as a body cannot function without a head, a Central University cannot function effectively without a Vice-Chancellor,” it added. It asked the President to look into the matter and initiate action by way of appointing a ViceChancellor at the earliest.
SDEO Dimapur informs DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 18 (MExN): Sub-Divisional Education Officer (SDEO), Dimapur has informed all the Adhoc Graduate and Primary Teachers, SSA teachers (fixed), substitutes, Grade III and IV staff, contingency appointees and instructors under SDEO Dimapur to submit their appointment order, latest extension order, NOC from School Management Committee (SMC) along with personal application for further extension of their service for the academic year 2017 on or before November 10 during office hour. The SDEO, T Kiyelu Yepthomi also informed all the teachers-in-charge to submit Aadhaar numbers along with bank account number of each teacher of respective schools to the Head Assistant on or before November 21 for onward submission to the Directorate of School Education.
One NSCN (K) cadre apprehended ZUNhEBOTO, OCTOBER 18 (MExN): Troops of 5 Assam Rifles along with police representatives apprehended one NSCN (K) cadre in Alahuto, Zunheboto on October 10. The cadre identified as Captain Hokhuvi Sema was apprehended during a search operation carried out based on an input about extortion activity in the area by NSCN (K) cadres, according to a press release from Assam Rifles. The apprehended cadre alongwith recovered items were handed over to the Zunheboto Police Station on October 11, the release added.
DDADU informs to register/renew ID cards DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 18 (MExN): Dimapur District Autorickshaw Drivers’ Union (DDADU) has extended the last date for renewing and registering of fresh union’s identity cards for another 15 days till October 31, 2016. Renthungo Tsopoe, Joint Secretary, DDADU in a press release has requested the auto rickshaw drivers to register or renew their DDADU identity cards and wear their uniform as ordered by the district administration. Checking will be conducted after the given period, the release added.
Participants at the inaugural function of the two-week Common Induction Programme held on October 18 at Multipurpose Hall, ATI. (DIPR Photo)
form their work and collect the salary and the other are those who work sincerely for upliftment in their own capacity. Days have changed now, she said, adding that citizens are advocating transparency and the public knows what is right. Therefore, she urged the public servants to first commit themselves to be accountable and transparent. She also said one should not just sit in office as a boss but be a public servant where changes can be incorporated. She also
exhorted the officers to take the training seriously as it will make them aware about the government system and its activities. Once they go out as a public servant after the training, they should be ready to deliver their services as a selfless government employee and improve the governance of the State, she added. Dr. Mazie Nakhro, while giving a motivational talk, asked the probationers to think twice before taking the job if self service is their aim and not civil service.
He viewed that many are happy in getting government jobs but do not take it seriously. He said that the mindset should change and hoped that the probationers will not have the same mentality. He also encouraged the young officers to create a system that is sustainable and can generate revenues so that the economy of the state is stable. He further encouraged them to be dedicated, courageous, determined and live to leave a legacy.
BJP constitutes State Level Election Management Committee DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 18 (MExN): BJP Nagaland has constituted State Level Election Management Committee with the following six party officials as members: Jaangsillung Gonmei, General Secretary (Media) – Member Secretary; Mghato Achumi, Vice President – Member; Mahesh Kotecha, State Treasurer – Member; Lima Onen Chang, State Secretary – Member; Asangla, General Secretary, State BJMM – Member. A press release from Vihoshe James, Convenor and Jaangsillung Gonmei, Member Secretary of the State Election Management Committee has informed the BJP district presidents to constitute a three-member District Level Election Management Committee urgently and submit the names of the committee members before October 31, 2016 to the State Committee through mobile numbers 9612891231/ 9436267615/ 9436002603 or through hard copy to the State office.
THE MORUNG EXPRESS
The Power of Truth
The Morung Express volume Xi issue 287 By Dr. Asangba Tzüdir
C O M M E N T A R Y
Dr. Melvil Pereira
Britishers, Bombs, Baptists and a Book:
Non-payment of A Review of Evangelising the Nation by John Thomas Teachers Salary
Denial of ‘Right to Life’
oucault while expressing about “power over life” and “right of death” talks about the privilege of the sovereign power of the ‘right’ to decide life and death by drawing back to ancient “Patria Potestas” that granted the father of the Roman family the ‘right’ to dispose the life of his children and his slaves just as he had given them life. In the contemporary turn, the modern State brings a nexus between ‘sovereign power’ and the human life where the biological life is integrated into the politics of the ‘political’ wherein the body can either be transformed into a subject of the political or a condemned body of ‘bio-politics.’ Often, in the play of bio-politics, the sovereign determines a threshold beyond which life ceases to have any value or meaning and therefore a life denied reducing it to mere existence. To put it in another way, ‘it’ seems to have established itself into a new juridical being within a new ‘juridical’ order, that decides what is ‘legal’ and what is ‘illegal’; who is worthy and who is worthless; who is allowed to live and whose life should be denied. Such kind of a bio-political relationship can be drawn between the state government and those government employees especially the SSA teachers who are not given salary for five months and thereby their life denied. The response of the our Chief Minister on certain occasions on the issue related to SSA teachers has not only ‘bracketed’ the life of those denied teachers but also portrayed a gloomy uncertain future not exactly knowing the terms and agreement under which the SSA teachers were appointed. One can look into the many concerns that arise out of the non-payment of salaries. The effects are grave except the fact that it does not seem to affect the conscience of the government and the concerned department. The Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben used the term “anthropological machine,” to describe the dichotomy between man and animals in the form of a working entity - the machine. In his reading of the “anthropological machine” from both ancient and modern perspective, the ancient “anthropological machine” worked by ‘humanizing the animal’ wherein the outsiders, barbarians and slaves were treated like animals in human form while the modern “anthropological machine” worked on the opposite of the ancient by way of ‘animalizing the human.’ The operation of such machine thereby creates a missing link between human and animals causing a divide in terms of values thereby ethical and human considerations are easily compromised. Thus, we have a government that seems to say, ‘who cares’ for the SSA teachers. The Government’s failure to respond to their 4 points demand within 7 days has led to SSA teachers boycotting classes. The students are now in a hectic rush towards a close of academic session and this boycott will hugely affect smooth functioning of the schools. At this juncture, there is just one thing for the government to do and it is for them to do the right thing by giving their due salary so also look into their demands. No more lame excuses…period. Denial of salary is tantamount to undermining the ‘right to life’ by taking away life. Having crossed much beyond tolerable limits, human conscience seeks a moral order and justice, which is seen through the call for boycott in pursuit of justice towards forward assertion of a life denied by way of ‘dehumanization or animalization.’ We have been witness to a series of (mis)governance and one is tempted to call it a ‘permanent disorder’ in the entire government functioning. Out of the current episode, the government may either come up with ‘band aid’ measures or threaten the SSA teachers with termination of service. After all, the harsh reality is that, the ‘sovereign’ hand of the state government can either ‘give life’ to those who are of interest to the government or deny life to those who do not fall under their ‘schematic’ political map. We all have an idea of a good life, and as citizens that can enjoy one’s due rights and privileges. The Government too has an idea of a ‘good life’ defined in their own terms, but the nonpayment of salaries to the SSA teachers is a marker that the govt’s idea of a ‘good life’ does not include the life of the SSA teachers and those under RMSA and hindi teachers who are denied of their rightful salary. It is unfortunate that it is becoming almost like a regular event for these sections of teachers to hold protests demanding release of their hard-earned salaries (of course not including those who don’t deserve). Spare a thought especially for those who are posted in the remotest of areas and continue to perform their duty even without salary. Also with the approaching festive season, it will not only be chilling but more so pinching. Keeping in mind the long term effects so also for the future of our education, it is high time for the state government to prepare a comprehensive long-term policy towards streamlining the issue of salary so also the technicalities within the terms and agreement of their appointment. (Dr. Asangba Tzüdir is Editor of Heritage Publishing House. He contributes a weekly guest editorial to the Morung Express. Comment can be mailed to email@example.com)
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Why teenagers indulge in risk-taking behaviour
f you find your teenage son indulging in alcohol or drugs, do not just blame his peers. A specific imbalance in the functioning of his brain may put him at risk-taking behaviour risk, a study has found. The study conducted on animals showed that the adolescent-specific behaviour may be driven by an imbalance in activity between the prefrontal cortex (PFC) -- an area of the brain involved in cognitive control and inhibition -- and the nucleus accumbens (NAC) which plays a central role in reward-seeking and addiction. Researchers from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire in the US said that the low activity in PFC with concurrent high activity in NAC -- an imbalance which appears to exist only during adolescence -- is essentially at odds with each other. This imbalance is behind the tendency that could lead to potentially dangerous behaviour, including drug use, harmful drinking, addiction, unsafe sex and risky driving, which may result in unintended injuries, violence and/or even premature death. "Understanding how specific changes in brain function during development relate to behaviour is critically important for determining why some individuals engage in excessive risk-taking behaviour during adolescence," said David J Bucci, professor at Dartmouth College. For the study, researchers used adult rats, which normally have balanced activity in these areas and used a novel approach to decrease the activity in PFC and simultaneously increase activity in NAC while the rats learned an inhibition task. "Our hope is that these findings will inform new means to minimise the potential for engaging in drug use and other harmful behaviours during this important period of development," Bucci added in the paper published in the journal Current Biology.
vangelising the Nation sheds light on a hitherto little discussed and little recognised element in the emergence of a distinct Naga identity: the Christian faith, and one divided nation united by one God in Three. It perhaps raises more questions than it answers, but these are questions that need to be asked, and need to be heard, by scholars and societies in their pursuit of a viable identity. The book sheds fresh light on the missionary-tribal interface; it critically recaptures the trajectory of the prolonged political struggle of the Nagas to establish a Naga State and to carve out a national consciousness according to their own terms. Just over a century ago, a young Naga was walking with his father along one of the few roads in the Naga Hills. As a proud student of one of the newly opened Christian schools, he was wearing the typical and accepted academic shorts. A lowlevel British officer stopped him. He ordered the boy to remove his trousers. Why? Because they were foreign; because they were modern intrusions into his received culture; because he could. In Evangelizing the Nation, the author presents the incident as an example of the confusing, and often bewilderingly contradictory, demands on the Naga people as they confronted the larger world and struggled to make sense of their position in that new reality. The volume traces efforts to “resolve the contradiction” of Naga people who first in villages, then in larger polities sought to resist invading forces and develop a purposeful and unified sense of identity under the disadvantage of already having been undermined by one of those invasions,: the slow success of Christian Baptist missionary action. There is a clear presentation of the development of a Naga political identity as it both intersects and contends with, initially, American Baptist Christian missionary efforts, and, later, the matured Naga Baptist churches. This account begins by tracing the theology and theory underlying the early efforts, begun in the early 1870s by Edwin W. Clark, to evangelize the Naga people. These early missions met with very limited success, though conversion rates accelerated in the 1940s and continued to increase; to increase until “Nagaland for Christ” became a rallying cry for a large number of the peoples in these hills. The book has succeeded like no other to critically analyze the game-plan and mindset of Baptist missionaries who worked in Nagaland to win souls for Christ. It beautifully captures the initial condescending attitude of the missionaries towards all that is Naga transforming slowly into a studied reverence to native culture and practices in later years. Initially all was not hunky dory for the British establishing their rule in the hills of North East India: a partner was required to share the burden. Much has been written about the collusion of missionaries with colonial power in Nagaland and later, the Baptist pastors with the Government of India. The present book corroborates such a stance with more documentary evidence and incisive analysis with devastating effect, especially questioning and critiquing the approach of the missionaries, both foreign and local, to evangelization. While reading the book one wonders whether the Baptist missionaries tamed the ‘raging mithuns’ [title of a book by Abraham Lotha] thus weakening the support base for the NNC and other later factions that fought for Naga sovereignty. Could the Church be held responsible for the weakening of nationalist urge in the Nagas? Were missionaries then, and pastors now, responsible for taming the desire of the Nagas to be an independent nation? John Thomas suggests it may be so. The peace conventions inspired by the Baptist pastors climaxing in the signing of Shillong Accord by NNC leaders is
seen in the book as an effort to weaken the Naga underground, thus undermining the efforts for greater autonomy bordering on sovereignty. This is just one such example. Initially, the Nagas did not welcome Christianity with a warm embrace. The book notably queries this initial caution of the Nagas towards Christianity to their later over-enthusiasm in embracing it in great numbers, especially between the 1940s and 1960s. In the early days, through education and health, the missionaries won over the Nagas but not many embraced their faith. During the 1940s, up against the hegemonic and assimilationist tendencies of the Indian State, the Nagas found in Christianity a refuge to carve out a new identity or perhaps to strengthen the Naga identity based on the ideology of what was once a beleaguered Judaic band of brethren, struggling for survival in one of the largest countries the world has ever known, as Christianity was in its first century of martyrs. Religion became a handmaiden to be put to work by politicians to carve out a unique identity in contra-distinction to the mainstream Indian Hindu-Aryan identity. Early inroads by the colonial Raj, soon followed by the Baptist missions, broadened the horizons of the previously isolated Naga people, as did the service of Nagas in World War I Europe. The formation of the Naga Club in 1918 followed. Members sought to establish a unified Naga identity from the several distinct societies in the mountains east of Assam and demanded separation from Assam and India. The emergence of Zapu Phizo and formation of the Naga National Council, a declaration by the Council of Naga independence, and growing militancy followed as desires for Naga independence clashed with the seemingly intractable demands of hegemony by the nation of India. The author presents these developments as a single, complex interaction and does so in a way that is at once engaging and extremely readable. This presentation includes at least three facets that pro-
vide greater understanding of the process and encourage deeper investigation into that complex dynamic. First, the author traces the origins of the Heraka religion among the Rongmei, Liangmei and Zeme Nagas. This movement, founded by Haipou Jadonang and developed by his cousin and disciple Rani Gaidinliu, is presented as a creative response to modernity by the founders, who both responded to encroaching Christian and Hindu ideals and grafted aspects of both faiths onto the traditional beliefs of the Naga societies, in with the good out with the bad, all for the greater good of the Naga Raj. Further developments—the conflict between Gaidinliu and Phizo’s Naga National Council and the decision by Gaidinliu to align Heraka with the conservative Vishwa Hindu Parishad—seem important to the book’s focus but are not included. Second, the author presents the profound disjunction of the traditional Naga worldview with that of the evangelizing Christian missionaries. This was present, and unavoidably so, from the outset of the Baptist efforts. A society centered on community-based identity, co-operation, and egalitarian values struggled with acceptance of an individualistic Christian standards; a way of life interacting profoundly with nature and striving for integration with the balance of forces within that context was replaced with an otherworldly, monotheistic value system. Further, the theological suppositions that were the legacy of the mission church proved inadequate to respond to the concrete challenges of political oppression and violence the Naga independence movement faced. Indeed, the inherited theological focus on individual, ethereal salvation could form no basis for a necessary critique of systemic injustice because of its preponderant focus on personal sin and responsibility. Again while this is a real strength of the book, its lack is any mention of the later entrance of later Catholic evangelization seems a curious lacuna. One assumes the author would find little difference between the Baptist and Catholic perspectives. Still, given the mutual hostility among the two denominations this seems a fertile area for further investigations. Thirdly, the book presents a fascinating and fresh account of the efforts of the Naga National Council and its successors to escape charges of being communist lackeys after receiving training and material aid from communist China. Undeniably, efforts to retrieve credibility after being branded as communist agents forced the organisation to further enhance its identity as Christians, leading to a further contradiction of adopting a strangely emphatic “Nagaland for Christ” platform in place of its earlier assertions of religious freedom in an independent Nagaland. These are but a few of the intriguing questions that Evangelising the Nation offers. Despite this, the book seems to have certain flaws. While mercifully free of the prodigal and unnecessary references that so often litter such works, there are times when serious accusations—atrocities by the Indian Army and paramilitary groups under the Disturbed Areas laws— could be better supported within the text. While no history is written without agenda, the book seems to treat too easily pronouncements of the NNC and its allies as factual, but those of voices in opposition as propaganda revealing their alignment with oppressive Christian, colonial or Indian stances. If the purpose of a book is to provide definitive answers on some topic, Evangelising the Nation does not succeed; if the purpose is to provide a strong viewpoint that both challenges the reader’s pre-conceptions and leaves one eager to investigate the topic in greater depth, the book is a more than worthy point for discussion.
Eradicating Poverty – a Lofty Ideal or Achievable Goal? Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze
Inter Press Service
he first Sustainable Development Goal calls for us to end poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030. The goal and the deadline are ambitious – and they need to be. We do not have the luxury of time. Poverty is so intertwined with hunger, migration, forced displacement, conflict and environmental degradation that prioritising its eradication is not only a moral and economic imperative, but essential to address the most pressing global issues of our time. To eradicate poverty, we have to focus our attention on the rural areas of developing countries where three quarters of the world’s poorest and hungriest people live. The incomes of 2.5 billion people worldwide still depend directly on rural small farms, therefore developing smallholder agricultural production and market access is an essential starting point. In terms of poverty, the plight of sub-Saharan Africa is particularly disturbing. Although, according to the World Bank, more than 1 billion people were able to escape extreme poverty globally between 1990 and 2012, in sub-Saharan Africa absolute poverty has actually increased since 1990 and an estimated 330 million people live below the poverty line. It is important to ask why the conti-
nent has not made progress in its fight against poverty, and what can be done about it. Extractive natural resources account for three-quarters of sub-Saharan Africa’s total exports but the resulting billions of dollars in revenue have had a limited impact on poverty reduction. In some cases, the promotion of these industries has been to the detriment of investments in agriculture. Yet studies show that growth in agriculture is up to 11 times more effective in reducing poverty than growth in any other sector in sub-Saharan Africa. The potential of agriculture to create prosperity for millions of people cannot be underestimated. In fact, agriculture is the single largest employer in the world, providing livelihoods for close to 40 per cent of today’s workforce globally, and 60 per cent in Africa. The untapped potential on the African continent is enormous. It has 25 per cent of the world’s arable land and half the world’s uncultivated land suitable for growing food crops. The African population growth of 2.7 per cent annually means food demand will double every 30 years. Agriculture could lead African development, improve food security and job growth so that people can move out of poverty and will not need to leave rural areas in search of opportunities elsewhere.
But even with all this potential agriculture is, unfortunately, not the priority of many African leaders. In 2003, African governments pledged to allocate 10 per cent of national budgetary resources to agriculture and rural development within five years. Only 13 countries had met their targets by 2012. Instead of developing its own agricultural sector, the continent spends US$35 billion on food imports annually – money that could be invested in creating domestic employment, particularly in rural areas. Too often leaders expect economic growth alone to result in poverty reduction – but the one does not automatically lead to the other. Last month, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) released The Rural Development Report 2016, which analysed rural development, transformation, and poverty reduction in more than 60 developing countries. One of the study’s central findings is that targeted policies focused on transforming rural areas are essential to eliminate poverty. These are policies that promote increased agricultural productivity and marketable surpluses, expanded offfarm employment opportunities and better access to services and infrastructure. These policy and investment choices have to be made. They do not
happen on their own. IFAD’s experience over nearly four decades has shown that when rural people have reliable access to land and other natural resources, functioning infrastructure, technologies, finance and markets, then both their livelihoods and their communities flourish, contributing significantly to economic growth. Once we see smallholder farmers as rural entrepreneurs and their farms as viable and profitable businesses, the importance of investing in agriculture to ensure those businesses thrive becomes evident. The result: rural areas become vibrant centres of employment and prosperity and the estimated 600 million young people in developing countries who will be looking for jobs over the next decade will not need to migrate to urban areas or beyond their counties’ borders to find opportunities elsewhere. Of course, achieving poverty eradication is not just the responsibility of governments. It will require all actors – farmers, domestic investors along food value chains, research institutions, development agencies, educational institutions and others – to work together towards this common goal. With visionary leadership, targeted investments and policies, and coordinated effort, poverty eradication is not just a lofty ideal. It is achievable – but we must recognise the urgency and act now. Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze is President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
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Useful idioms and their meanings
Are wildlife conservation efforts making any positive impact in Nagaland?
onserving wildlife in Nagaland is not rare rather it is a common topic. But in a situation where some strive for preservation and others for destruction, it is difficult to ascertain whether something is in progress or not, because Nagaland itself is “A Confused State.” Despite all odds, the wildlife conservation has delivered a commendable impact over the years though it is comparatively less impactful to others. Notable positive impact of wildlife conservation in Nagaland: (1) It has influenced a sizeable number of individuals and organizations to make them contribute to wildlife parks in Nagaland. (2) It has influenced one whole community viz., Chakhesang, in effect making Phek the first and only district in Nagaland, to sign an end to hunting and other activities harmful to wildlife. (3) The recognition of Pangti village under Wokha district as the world’s Amur Falcon capital proves not only the positive aspiration of the people, but also records an assurance for developing the Doyang Lake area as an eco-tourism spot for bird-watchers across the world. Anoto Chophy Dimapur
ne cannot say there is a positive impact but the efforts of conservation are weighing more day by day. In Nagaland, the Government is putting more effort in other fields and less effort on conservation. Along with conservation, other things such as illegal mining, hunting, deforestations should be considered seriously. Only after that one can say there is positive impact. Kenei Meyase Sempo Agriculture Colony, Kohima
es, but not to the extent of bringing a huge impact in conserving wildlife. In fact there are a large number of people who are totally unaware of its importance. For instance, slash and burn form of agriculture practice is still very much in use. Hunting is still considered a pride and an alternative to earn money and all these are taking a fatal toll on wildlife. Sometime back, I read an article about the officials of Itangki National Park illegally carrying out logging; all these show the drawbacks of the step taken and the need for a bigger step. Hiketo Zhimomi Unity Village Dimapur
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Idiom: a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
Every language has its own collection of wise sayings. They offer advice about how to live and also transfer some underlying ideas, principles and values of a given culture / society. These sayings are called "idioms" - or proverbs if they are longer. These combinations of words have (rarely complete sentences) a "figuTo take on a task that is way to big. rative meaning" meaning, they basically Blessing in disguise work with "pictures". Something good that isn't recognized This List of commonly used idioms and sayings (in everyday conversational at first. English), can help to speak English by Burn the midnight oil To work late into the night, alluding to learning English idiomatic expressions. the time before electric lighting. A hot potato can't judge a book by its cover Speak of an issue (mostly current) Cannot judge something primarily which many people are talking about on appearance. and which is usually disputed caught between two stools A penny for your thoughts When someone finds it difficult to A way of asking what someone is choose between two alternatives. thinking cross that bridge when you come to it Actions speak louder than words Deal with a problem if and when it People's intentions can be judged bet- becomes necessary, not before. ter by what they do than what they say. cry over spilt milk Add insult to injury When you complain about a loss To further a loss with mockery or in- from the past. dignity; to worsen an unfavorable situa- curiosity killed the cat tion. Being Inquisitive can lead you into an An arm and a leg unpleasant situation. Very expensive or costly. A large cut corners amount of money. When something is done badly to At the drop of a hat save money. Without any hesitation; instantly. cut the mustard [possibly derived from Back to the drawing board "cut the muster"] When an attempt fails and it's time to To succeed; to come up to expectastart all over. tions; adequate enough to compete or Ball is in your court participate It is up to you to make the next deci- Devil's Advocate sion or step. To present a counter argument Barking up the wrong tree Don't count your chickens before the Looking in the wrong place. Accusing eggs have hatched the wrong person This idiom is used to express "Don't Be glad to see the back of make plans for something that might not Be happy when a person leaves. happen". Beat around the bush Don't give up the day job Avoiding the main topic. Not speakYou are not very good at something. You ing directly about the issue. could definitely not do it professionally. Best of both worlds Don't put all your eggs in one basket All the advantages. Do not put all your resources in one Best thing since sliced bread possibility. A good invention or innovation. A Drastic times call for drastic measures good idea or plan. When you are extremely desperate Bite off more than you can chew you need to take drastic actions.
Elvis has left the building The show has come to an end. It's all over. Every cloud has a silver lining Be optimistic, even difficult times will lead to better days. Far cry from Very different from. Feel a bit under the weather Feeling slightly ill. Give the benefit of the doubt Believe someone's statement, without proof. Hear it on the grapevine This idiom means 'to hear rumors' about something or someone. Hit the nail on the head Do or say something exactly right Hit the sack / sheets / hay To go to bed. in the heat of the moment Overwhelmed by what is happening in the moment. it takes two to tango Actions or communications need more than one person Jump on the bandwagon Join a popular trend or activity. Keep something at bay Keep something away. Kill two birds with one stone This idiom means, to accomplish two different things at the same time. Last straw The final problem in a series of problems. Let sleeping dogs lie Do not disturb a situation as it is since it would result in trouble or complications. Let the cat out of the bag To share information that was previously concealed Make a long story short Come to the point - leave out details Method to my madness
An assertion that, despite one's approach seeming random, there actually is structure to it. Miss the boat This idiom is used to say that someone missed his or her chance not a spark of decency No manners not playing with a full deck Someone who lacks intelligence. Off one's rocker Crazy, demented, out of one's mind, in a confused or befuddled state of mind, senile. On the ball When someone understands the situation well. Once in a blue moon Happens very rarely. Picture paints a thousand words A visual presentation is far more descriptive than words. Piece of cake A job, task or other activity that is easy or simple. Put wool over other people's eyes This means to deceive someone into thinking well of them. See eye to eye This idiom is used to say that two (or more people) agree on something. Sit on the fence This is used when someone does not want to choose or make a decision. Speak of the devil! This expression is used when the person you have just been talking about arrives. Steal someone's thunder To take the credit for something someone else did. Take with a grain of salt This means not to take what someone says too seriously. Taste of your own medicine Means that something happens to you, or is done to you, that you have done to someone else. Straight from the horse's mouth To hear something from the authoritative source. whole nine yards Everything. All of it. wouldn't be caught dead Would never like to do something. Your guess is as good as mine To have no idea, do not know the answer to a question. (Courtesy: http://www.smart-words.org/ quotes-sayings/idioms-meaning.html)
Yimchungrü Folktales: The legend of the Leg of the Gaur
his is a story that took place between the Zengi and Yei Rivers. A spirit in human form – probably an evil spirit - would come out of the river and help a young woman called Rilishee from one of the clans in this village, to cultivate her land. When evening came, this gentleman would disappear back into the river. The other villagers did not know of this and they were astonished at how quickly she was able to do the work. At the end of the day, her friends would ask where the young man had gone, for he was
nowhere to be seen. The girl fell in love with that man, and decided to marry him. When a girl gets married she requires all the things that a housewife will need, so she collected those things in three days. The gentleman who would visit her from the river married her and he took his bride back into the river. For the marriage, a gaur (wild bison) was given by him as the dowry and it was left by the river. The girl’s family killed the gaur with a cross bow and they carried the meat back to the village, but
the animal was so big that they left one leg behind with the intention of coming back for it. When they returned they found that the leg was slowly turning into rock and before they lost it all, they began slicing the meat off the stone portion. The cut marks from this are still visible on that rock. Epilogue: As the story is based on a true story, officials from Nagaland and from other parts of India go and visit that rock that was once the leg of the gaur. To preserve it, the village development board sanctioned
some money from the village fund to construct a structure around that rock. The rock is exactly the same shape as the right leg of the gaur. Storyteller: K. Pensokiu, Wapher Village Translated by: Dokiu Kecham Source: Adivasi Arts Trust, an organisation that promotes awareness of Indian tribal culture, and works with the tribes involving them in digital media projects to make their arts more widely accessible. http://www.talleststory. com/adivasiartstrust/index.html .
Mental Health and Its Misconceptions
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1. Public Health Engineering Department, nagaland recently launched the first computerised water billing system in the State in Marilyn Monroe is considered to be a pop culture icon. Known for her 'blonde' persona, Monroe enjoyed immense A. Kohima B. Dimapur C. Peren D. Tuensang success in the 1950s and was considered to be an embodiment of the American Dream. However, people disliked her 2. what is the theme of 2016 world Food Day (wFD)? A. Social protection and Agriculture B. Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too C. Feeding the world, caring for the earth D. Family Farming: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty 3. Bob Dylan, who was honored with 2016 nobel Literature Prize was born A. John Allen Zimmerman B. Abraham Zimmerman C. Isaac Zimmerman D. Robert Allen Zimmerman
for her frequent outbursts and mood swings. Crew members and fellow actors of her 1959 film ‘Some Like it Hot’ were severely annoyed by her unprofessional behaviour as she needed more than 40 takes to get even the simplest of scenes right. What no one understood was the agony of a woman struggling with depression and paranoia. Ostracization from the film industry worsened her case, and at the age of 36, she is believed to have committed suicide. This week’s article addresses the stigma associated with mental disorders.
ur Naga society has a rather disapproving outlook towards those who suffer from mental disorders and conditions. The nega4. what is india’s rank in the 2016 Global Hunger intivity builds a stigma dex (GHi)? around the subject, which results in A. 97th B. 88th hushed conversations in marketplaces C. 110th D. 65th and raised eyebrows of people who know very little of what the issue is about. Peo5. who recently won his third MotoGP title with a vic- ple who are in need of professional countory at the Japanese GP? selling are thus denied of the same. It is A. Andrea Dovizioso B. Valentino Rossi important to stop treating this as a stigC. Marc Marquez D. Jorge Lorenzo ma, and develop a well rounded opinion of what mental health is all about. Mental health is defined as a state of Send in your answers to the Morung Express Office (address wellbeing in which individuals realise given below) or email to email@example.com or WhatsApp/SMS @ 7085976283 their own potentials, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work producAnswers to Quiz#30: 1-A; 2-A; 3-C; 4-B; 5-B tively, and is able to make contributions Winner of last week’s contest: to their communities. Mental health inSakoremla, Lengrijan Dimapur cludes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being that affects how we beConsolation prizes: Mhabemo H Murry, have and relate to others. Orchid (Likya) Colony, Wokha But, before we talk about miscon& ceptions that exist in our society, let us Hitokali Zhimomi, first try to identify what ‘mental illness’ Unity Village, Dimapur means. Mental illness is any condition First Prize- Rs. 300 that makes it difficult for an individual to Two Consolations – Rs. 100 each Winners may collect the prize money from G-Sports, Shop No cope with the daily functions and stresses of life. It affects one’s studies, relation11, Joyce Complex, 2nd Gate, Chumukedima ships, job, etc. Some general symptoms *Winners should bring along a valid ID to claim the prizes that may suggest mental illnesses in chil-
-Amenla Jamir, Assistant Professor, Department of Education dren and teenagers are changes in school performance, falling grades, inability to cope with daily problems and activities, changes in sleeping and eating habits, skipping school, stealing, frequent outbursts of anger, withdrawal from friends, intense fear of gaining weight, etc. In adults, the symptoms include confused thinking, strong feelings of anger, long lasting sadness or irritability, increasing inability to cope with daily problems and activities, excessive fear, worry or anxiety, and abuse of drugs or alcohol. Mental health problems can cover a broad range of disorders, but the common characteristics is that they all affect a person’s personality, thought processes, and social interactions. Unlike physical disorders, mental illnesses can be difficult to diagnose; as a result, our society views these problems as inconsequential. There is a misconception that mental illness affects only few people, but according to a research published by World Health Organisation (WHO), it was found that 1 in 5 people suffer from a mental disorder severe enough to affect school, work, or other aspects of life. In other words, mental illness is common. Another misconception is that mental illnesses cannot be treated. However, if these were true, therapy and treatment would be pointless. In fact, telling people ailing from depression that their
problems will not go away, can deplete their already dwindling motivation to seek help. It is essential to remember that even though we don’t know how to cure mental illnesses, it is possible to treat these ailments to the point that a person afflicted with such maladies can lead a happy and fulfilling life. In recent years, Nagaland has witnessed an increase in mental illnesses. One misconception I have come across in our society regarding mental illness is, ‘MENTAL ILLNESS’ means the person will be ‘VIOLENT’ or ‘DESTRUCTIVE’ for the society. In some cases that might be true, but not always. Many people with mental disorders are often stigmatized and discriminated by people around them, and they are forced to live in shame and suffer in silence, which in turn acts as a barrier for them to seek appropriate help and treatment. Anxiety, depression, alcohol and sexual abuse, and bipolar disorders are some of the most common mental illnesses especially among the Naga youths. It is imperative for us to identify the signs and symptoms of mental illness at an early stage and try to treat it with proper care. When we look back to a decade ago, Nagas were not well aware of mental illnesses and their basic symptoms; however, there is a considerable change in public attitude towards people with mental disor-
der. And this improvement in the attitude of the society can be attributed to public awareness programs and formal education. Nevertheless, as far as I know, in our state, there is only one recognised mental health care facility, State Mental Health Institute-SMHI, located in Kohima. As a result, in our society, when persons are afflicted with some serious mental health problems, we prefer to go to prayer warriors, or traditional healers. Certainly, I am not against such methods, but what I am getting at is that as of now we don’t really have well trained doctors or psychiatrists in our society to which patients afflicted with mental illnesses can go to, to get appropriate help and treatment. And so, we revert back towards the traditional methods of treating mental health problems. Ultimately, the need of the hour in our state is to establish more mental health care facilities (at least one in every district) with well trained counsellors and psychiatrists. Additionally, it is also essential to include mental health education in our education programs with special emphasis on mental disorders, its causes, and treatments. Such inclusion of mental health in our educational syllabus will help increase public’s awareness of such ailments: how to identify signs and symptoms of mental illnesses, how they can be treated, and where they can be treated.
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Modi equates surgical strikes with Israeli military operations
MANDi (hiMAchAl PrADeSh), OctOber 18 (iANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday compared the recent surgical strikes against terrorists in Pakistan-administered Kashmir with Israel Defence Force operations, saying the Indian Army has shown its soldiers are second to none in carrying out swift military reprisals. Modi was addressing a public rally in this town of Himachal Pradesh that he said was not only a "devbhoomi" (the abode of Gods) but also as a "veer bhumi" (land of the brave) because the northern state hugely contributes to the nation's military and paramilitary forces. Modi said almost every family in the state has a member in India's armed forces. He was speaking after inaugurating three staterun mega hydropower projects during his day-long maiden visit as the Prime Minister to Himachal Pradesh, where assembly elections are due late next year. The Prime Minister lauded the Indian Army for its valour in conducting the September 29 cross-border operation against terror launch pads in Pakistanadministered Kashmir. The covert operation was said to have succeeded in dismantling seven terror launch pads and killing an unspecified number of terrorists and their sympathisers. Modi didn't make a direct
Ops like surgical strikes took place in past, MPs' panel told
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being warmly welcome by party leaders in Mandi on Tuesday.
mention of the surgical strikes but said earlier the world used to hear that only Israeli forces were capable of carrying out military reprisals and now everyone recognized that the Indian Army is no less capable. "These days in the entire country there is a talk of the valour of the Indian Army. It used to be said that only Israel carried them out (swift military reprisal). The country saw that the Indian Army is not less than anyone," Modi said. The cross-border strikes, which have snowballed into a political row with the opposition accusing the government of drawing political mileage out of the army operation, were launched in retaliation for the terror attack
on a military base in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 19 soldiers. Modi also said his government was committed to the welfare of the armed forces and had implemented the long pending demand of one rank one pension for the armed forces. The Prime Minister criticised Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadhra Singh but didn't take his name. He hailed past BJP chief ministers Shanta Kumar "remembered as 'paani wala Chief Minister' and Prem Kumar Dhumal "remembered as the 'grameen sadak wale Chief Minister". "And we all know about this Chief Minister and how he will be remembered," Modi said.
New Delhi, OctOber 18 (iANS): Parliament's Standing Committee on External Affairs was on Tuesday informed that surgical strikes-like military operations had taken place in the past too but were never made public, informed sources said. The matter came up in the meeting of the Standing Committee, attended among others by Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, where the members were briefed by senior officers on India-Pakistan relations with specific reference to the September 29 cross-border surgical strikes. Vice Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Bipin Rawat, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar, Defence Secretary G. Mohan Kumar and Border Security Force Director General K.K. Sharma were among those who apprised the panel members of the Indian Army's surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control. Panel member Rahul Gandhi attended the meeting but did not raise any question, informed sources said. The senior officials answered the questions raised by the committee members. "Such attacks have taken
place in the past too. We went there according to our plan, hit the target and returned, but these were never made public," Deputy Chief of Army Bipin Rawat was quoted as saying, by the sources. Rawat was responding to a member's query on whether such surgical strikes have taken place in the past, the informed sources said. This claim by the senior army officer is contrary to the remarks of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who has claimed that surgical strikes like that of September 29 had never taken place earlier. The opposition Congress has maintained that surgical strikes were conducted thrice during the party-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) rule. The Standing Committee on External Affairs has 31 members, including 21 from the Lok Sabha and 10 from the Rajya Sabha. It is headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. Last week, members of the Standing Committee on Defence were briefed on the surgical strikes, that came days after the September 18 terror attack on an army camp in Uri town of Jammu and Kashmir that left 19 soldiers martyred.
4 arrested for Odisha fire tragedy bhubANeSwAr, OctOber 18 (iANS): Medical Superintendent Pusparaj Samantasinghar was among the four officials of Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital who were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the fire tragedy that claimed 20 lives. The Commissionerate Police also arrested ex-Executive Engineer Amulya Kumar Sahu (electrical maintenance), Fire Safety Officer Santosh Das and retired Junior Engineer Malay Kumar Sahu (electrical maintenance). Their arrest on charges of criminal negligence, including culpable homicide, culpable homicide not amounting to murder, and negligence with regard to fire safety, is based on an FIR filed by Fire Services Department, Police Commissioner Y.B. Khurania said. Nineteen persons were killed in the fire in the Intensive Care Unit of the Dialysis Ward on Monday evening. Another 106 were undergoing treatment for injuries. The Fire Services Department lodged and Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) have also lodged an FIR against them for not adhering to the fire safety norms and evacuation of patients. However, the police are yet to take any action on the FIR by the DMET. Meanwhile, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) registered a suo motu case over the fire mishap and asked the Health Secretary Arti Ahuja and Fire Service Director General Binay Behera to submit a report within three weeks.
NHRC notice to Maharastra over death of 740 students New Delhi, OctOber 18 (iANS): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to Maharastra over the death of 740 students in residential schools located in tribal areas in the last 10 years, due to lack of basic health services and amenities. The commission, taking the knowledge of the issue through media reports, said that as per the norms, students should be screened at least twice a year but government agencies are not following it. The NHRC learned that the issue came to light when a 12-year-old girl from a residential school in Palghar district died on October 7, 2016. Most of the students died of dengue, malaria, food poisoning, drowning, suicide and even snake bite. Observing that the contents of the reports are shocking and painful, the commission has said: "The negligence on the part of the Department of Tribal Development and the school authorities is a violation of Right to Life, Dignity and Equality of the students. Accordingly, it has issued a notice to the government of Maharashtra through its Chief Secretary, calling for a detailed report in the matter within four weeks," said the commission.
Museum on Indian electoral Invoking religion, caste a corrupt practice? SC begins hearing Delhi court trashes fake "Making an appeal in the name degree case against Irani Delhi, OctOber 18 for now, a plea by Additional Solicihistory inaugurated in Delhi New (iANS): The Supreme Court on tor General Tushar Mehta to ask At- of religion is destructive of Section
Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi inaugurates museum, showcasing Indian Election History, at Chief Electoral Office in Delhi on Tuesday. (IANS Photo)
New Delhi, OctOber 18 (iANS): A new museum to showcase the election history in India since the country's Independence was inaugurated here on Tuesday. The museum inaugurated by Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi (CEC), showcases more than a hundred archived photographs, maps and references, describing the electoral journey of the country under the supervision, direction and control of the Election Commission of India, till now. The museum is situated on the premises of the Chief Electoral Office, Kashmere Gate. According to the Election Commission, the museum was established to create a learning place to study India's electoral legacy, to peep into it's gold standard electoral management and to learn about democracy.
"It takes us down the memory lane of election process in the largest democracy of the world. In the electoral process section, it covers all the stages of elections and it's connections with the voters in today's time. An interesting section presents the transformation from ballot box to the Electronic Voting Machine and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in our elections," said a statement from the poll panel, describing the new museum. "The use of indelible ink is highlighted through exhibits which suggest that this is now being used in more than 25 countries in the world. An interesting segment is of the pre-independence election material put up by Delhi Archives, where electoral roll of 1923 is on display," the statement added.
Tuesday commenced hearing on a batch of petitions to examine whether appeals in the name of religion and caste for votes during elections amounted to "corrupt practice" under the law and hence could be a ground for unseating a lawmaker. In the course of the daylong hearing, a seven-judge Constitution Bench of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur and Justices Madan B. Lokur, S.A. Bobde, Adarsh Kumar Goel, Uday Umesh Lalit, D.Y. Chandrachud and L. Nageswara Rao posed several questions to be addressed by counsel appearing in the matter. However, the bench declined,
torney General Mukul Rohatgi to assist the court in the matter. The bench felt that the issue before it concerned an election dispute and thus at this point of time, there was no necessity to seek the views of the Attorney General or the central government. The bench is examining whether the use of words like "Hindutva" or "Hinduism" or any similar nomenclature amounted to garnering votes by exploiting religious feelings of the voters. Justice Bobde said that mobilising votes by invoking religious sentiments was destructive of Section 123 (3) of The Representation of the People Act, 1951.
123 (3). If you make an appeal in the name of religion, then you are emphasising the difference or you are emphasising the identity. It is wrong," Justice Bobde observed. Section 123 (3) prohibits seeking votes by a candidate or his agent on grounds of his religion, race, caste, community or language or the use of, or appeal to religious symbols or the use of, or appeal to, national symbols. The bench also asked when votes are moblised by invoking religion or appealing to religious identity, would it not amount to seeking votes in the name of religion. Hearing will continue on Wednesday.
Bihar topper scam crackdown: 68 inter colleges, 19 schools de-recognised PAtNA, OctOber 18 (it): In a bid to clean up the rot within the Bihar School Examination Board Chairman Anand Kishore de-recognised 68 inter colleges and 19 schools across the state. The crackdown is part of series of steps being taken by the BSEB after India Today exposed how undeserving students were securing merit positions in exams after paying hefty amount of money. The topper scam was exposed by India Today in May earlier this year. The BSEB has been carrying out a detailed check on all 212
schools and inter colleges which were granted affiliation during the tenure of Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh, then Chairman of the BSEB under whose tenure toppers scam happened. "As part of the clean up process within the BSEB, we have cancelled affiliation of 68 inter colleges and 19 schools. More action will happen in days to come", said Anand Kishore, Chairman, BSEB. At present Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh and his wife Usha Sinha, both accused in this scam are lodged inside the jail. More than three dozen
people including public servants have been arrested in connection with the toppers scam and are in jail. Baccha Rai, the Director of the dubious Bishun Rai college from where this scam started is also in jail. Toppers scam had hit international headlines in May this year when two toppers Ruby Rai (Arts Toppers) and Saurabh Shrestha (Science Topper) failed to reply to basic questions relating to their subjects Arts and Science. In fact, Ruby Rai had described one of her subjects political science as "prodical science" which was regarding cookery.
Eliminating 1/6th of coal CO2 emissions: India's new HFC-reduction target Shreya Shah
ndia’s participation in a global agreement on climate change will reduce the countrys greenhouse gases equal to closing one-sixth of its thermal power stations over the next 35 years, according to an IndiaSpend calculation, based on carbon-dioxide equivalent emissions from thermal power stations in 2012. As many as 197 countries reached a legally binding agreement in Rwanda on October 15, 2016, to phase down the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) -- gases that can have global warming potential up to 12,000 times more than carbon dioxide (CO2). The agreement will come into force on January 1, 2019 and avoid emission of 70 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent globally -- the same as stopping more than half of tropical deforestation. India agreed to cut the production and use of HFCs starting in 2028 -- a more ambitious plan than its earlier proposal -- according to a press release by Climate Action Network International, a network of non-governmental organisations working to limit climate change. India will reduce 75 per cent of its cumulative HFC emissions between 2015 and 2050, under the new agreement finalised in Rwanda, according to Vaibhav Chaturvedi, a researcher at Council on En-
ergy, Environment and Water (CEEW), a New Delhi-based research institute. Developed countries will first start reducing HFCs in 2019, followed by a group of developing countries, including China, in 2024. India is in the group of countries which will reduce HFC consumption last, starting 2028. The agreement is part of the Montreal Protocol, a global treaty for reducing the use of ozone-depleting substances, and now global warming gases. "The agreement recognizes the development imperatives of high-growth economies like India, and provides a realistic and viable roadmap for the implementation of a phase-out schedule for high global warming potential HFCs," according to a press release by the Ministry of Environment and Forests. HFCs are commonly used in air conditioners and refrigerators. They would make up 5.4 per cent of India's global warming impact in 2050, as demand for air-conditioners and refrigerators rises, according to a 2015 report by CEEW. The highest HFC emissions in 2050 are predicted to come from residential air-conditioning (35 per cent) and commercial refrigeration (28 per cent). HFC emissions in the world are expected to grow by 10-15 per cent by 2050, and could contribute to 200 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions. Preventing the rise of these emissions could reduce
the warming of the earth by 0.5 degrees Celsius, according to a 2015 brief by the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, a Washington DC-based advocacy and research organisation. The new agreement for HFC reduction for a group of countries -- which includes India, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq -- is more ambitious that the previous Indian proposal for developing countries but less intensive that the North American proposal. India had earlier proposed a plan for developing countries to freeze HFC consumption by 2031, which means HFC use and production would be highest in that year, and decrease every year after 2031. A counter-proposal by North America had suggested developing countries freeze HFC production and consumption in 2021. An earlier freeze and baseline under the agreed amendment means that India will mitigate more CO2 equivalent that its original proposal. Under the new agreement, India will freeze HFC consumption and use by 2028, while phasing down HFCs, by 2047, to 15 per cent of the average consumption and use over 2024-2026. It would approximately cost India $16.48 billion (Rs 1.1 lakh crore), Chaturvedi, the CEEW researcher, said. Another group of developing countries, including China, has agreed to freeze HFC consumption and use even earlier, by 2024. By 2045, these countries will reduce
HFCs by 80 per cent of the average consumption between 2020 and 2022. Developed countries, such as the Unites States and Western European countries, have agreed to freeze HFC consumption and use in 2019, and by 2036, phase down HFCs to 15 per cent of the average use and consumption between 2011 and 2013. "The flexibility and cooperation shown by India as well as other countries has created this fair, equitable and ambitious HFC agreement," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on October 15, 2016. India, and other developing countries, will be financially assisted by the Multilateral Fund of the Montreal Protocol, philanthropies, and other developed countries, as they switch from HFCs to other alternatives, with lower global warming potential, as IndiaSpend reported on October 14, 2016. The Indian government also passed an order on October 13, 2016, for all producers to destroy HFC-23, a gas with a global warming potential 12,500 times that of CO2, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. This will result in eliminating emissions of 100 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent in India, over the next 15 years, according to Chandra Bhushan, the director of Centre for Science and Environment, a New Delhibased research and advocacy organisation, Livemint reported.
New Delhi, OctOber 18 (iANS): In a relief to Union Minister Smriti Irani, a trial court here on Tuesday dismissed a plea to issue summon against her for allegedly giving false information about her educational qualifications in her affidavit to the Election Commission of India. The complaint was filed to harass the Minister, the Patiala House district court said. Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh said prayer for seeking summon against Irani "is dismissed", and observed that the complaint has been filed after delay of 11 years and because the original elections affidavit of 2004 is not available. The court was hearing a private complaint filed by Ahmer Khan, who accused Irani of submitting varying details about her educational qualifications in her three affidavits filed before the Election Commission for the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha elections held in 2004, 2011 and 2014.
Odd-even had no impact; NGT asks AAP govt to hold meet on it New Delhi, OctOber 18 (Pti): The National Green Tribunal today directed Delhi government to convene a meeting of concerned authorities to come up with a solution to tackle the worsening air quality in the national capital, after being told that the odd-even scheme has not helped in curbing pollution. The direction to hold such a meeting soon was given by a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar to the Delhi Chief Secretary, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and other stakeholders. The order came after Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said there was no improvement in air quality in Delhi during the second week of the odd-even scheme in April. In fact, as per its report, the ambient air quality in Delhi during the odd-even implementation period was found to have deteriorated further than the level when the restriction was not in force, it said. The matter was listed for next hearing on November 16.
GST Council decides on compensation for states New Delhi, OctOber 18 (iANS): The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, at the end of day one of its meeting here on Tuesday, decided on the issue of compensation for states, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who chaired the session, told reporters."One main issue in today's (Tuesday) agenda was to calculate the compensation for states and this matter was concluded in the discussions held," Jaitley told reporters here following the third meeting of the council. The meeting is slated to continue over the next two days. Declaring that 201516 has been agreed upon as the base year for calculating compensation, Jaitley said the council has agreed on the parameters to be included in the definition of revenue for compensating states."The council discussed as to what would be the basis for calculating revenue in the first 5 years, that is, the compensation period. It was agreed that a 14 per cent secular rate of growth would be treated as a possible growth rate as far as revenue is concerned." The council will discuss the crucial issue of GST rates on the second day of its meeting on Wednesday.
Cultural ministry's nod to RSS' Nobel awards New Delhi, OctOber 18 (iANS): The Union Culture Ministry on Tuesday gave its go-ahead to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's cultural unit Sanskar Bharti to introduce its own 'Nobel awards' in the fields of Peace, Human Rights, Literature, Visual and Performing Arts, Science, Education and others. Sources in the ministry told IANS that the ministry has given its nod to institute 'Naimishya Samman'. The first edition of awards on the lines of Nobel will be given in 'Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsava', likely to be held in Varanasi in November.The awards will be presented annually. The jury would comprise of prominent Indian and international figures from diverse fields. According to sources the budget for the Sanskriti Mahotsav has been set at Rs 220 crore, out of which around Rs 70 crore have been kept for the awards and the rest for the event.The Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsava, the brain child of the RSS, is an initiative of the Ministry of Culture.
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Myanmar’s new SEZ attracts foreign interest but local ire
YANGON, OctOber 18 (thOmsON reuters FOuNdAtiON): Looking north from Myint Win’s farm, across rice paddies and past bamboo huts, a massive new industrial development on the outskirts of Myanmar’s biggest city gleams in the distance. The buildings sprang up during the first phase of developing the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ), a 6,200 acre (2,500-hectare) industrial project that is a joint venture between the governments of Myanmar and Japan and some private consortia. The factories that have been built produce everything from children’s toys to clothing, medical supplies to electronics. For developing nations like Myanmar - which emerged from decades of economic isolation in 2011 when the military stepped back from direct control of the country - special economic zones are a way of attracting foreign investment and creating jobs. Next month the second phase of the $1.5 billion development begins on a site of around 5,000 acres (2,000 hectares) that includes Myint Win’s farm. Myint Win, whose family has lived on the land for four generations, and hundreds more like him will be relocated from the site which lies about 16 miles (25 km) southeast of Yangon. Although work is meant to start in a few weeks, the 53-yearold farmer said he has not been told what will happen to him. “This has been going on for a long time and until now there is nothing concrete they have shown us,” he told the Thomson
Japanese emperor’s abdication expected in 2018 tOkYO, OctOber 18 (iANs): The Japanese government expects the abdication of Emperor Akihito to take place in 2018, officials said on Tuesday. This is the first time that a specific date has been mentioned since the monarch, 82, publicly expressed his desire to step down in August, for which there is no provision in the Japanese Constitution, EFE news reported. The Emperor announced in a televised speech his desire to abdicate in favour of his son Naruhito, due to his advanced age and failing health, and since then the government has proposed passing special legislation in order to comply with the emperor’s wishes. Once parliamentary procedures are completed, the administration expects the abdication to take place in 2018 - a year that may have been suggested as suitable by the head of state himself to Imperial Household agency officials. The announcement comes a day after an expert panel set up by the government began discussing proposals to manage the abdication process. The government wants the panel to submit a range of proposals at its earliest convenience, enabling it to enact special legislation without having to amend the Constitution - a process too long and complicated. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration plans to table the legislation before parliament in early 2017 and pave the way for the abdication, a move that surveys indicate is supported by Japanese citizens. Although the 1947 law only allows posthumous abdication, nearly half of the country’s 125 emperors who have occupied the Chrysanthemum Throne in the past have stepped down while alive. Emperor Akihito’s health has taken a turn for the worse in recent years, after he underwent heart bypass surgery in 2012.
projects is seriously lacking.” Takashi Yanai, chief executive of the company developing the project, Myanmar Japan Thilawa Development (MJTD), said the company believed it had a “responsibility to ask the Myanmar government to implement such acquisition and resettlement work without violation of human rights.” MJTD was ready to “listen to the voices of the people at any time and, if necessary, we will deliver the voices to and discuss with the Myanmar government to find the solution,” Yanai said in an email.
Reuters Foundation in an interview at Phalan village on the site of the next phase of the SEZ. Land rights campaigners say local residents are often kept in the dark about development plans and lose their livelihoods and access to services when they are relocated. But the developers say villagers are well compensated, provided with new, better housing, and have the chance to get work in new industries brought to the Southeast Asian nation with crumbling infrastructure that is seeking foreign funding. COMPLAINTS In Myanmar there are three planned SEZs, including Thilawa, that are supported by the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD), which won a historic election last year to form the first democratically elected government in more than half a century. Thilawa SEZ will be the first to be built and operational. The smaller, first phase is 90 percent complete and as of August 12 factories had opened, with another 25 to follow soon. Foreign investment into the first phase, which is 90 percent complete, stands at $760 million. Investment into Thilawa accounted for 12.5 percent of total investment into Myanmar in the 2014-15 fiscal year and 3 percent of total exports, the developers have reported. A recent special report by Myanmar’s Eleven Media Group found the Thilawa SEZ had attracted investment from up to 13 foreign countries including Japan, Singapore, China, Thailand, the United Arab
Emirates, Panama, Malaysia and South Korea. But the project got off to a bad start when construction started in 2013 with the first phase beset with controversy after involving the relocation of nearly 70 families to Myan Yar Thar, 2.5 miles (4 kms) away. Many residents said the compensation they received was not enough. The Thilawa site had been earmarked for industrial development under Myanmar’s junta government in 1996 and people relocated from the land were compensated a reported 20,000 kyat ($16) per acre. The junta’s industrial project was scrapped and those who had been moved away then returned. But Thilawa’s new developers say the site already belonged to the government because of the junta’s deal, and offered compensation only for crops grown on the
land, but not for the land itself. Residents said the employment training they received as part of their relocation package failed to prepare them to compete for jobs in the SEZ, leaving only low-paid jobs open to them, such as clearing rubbish or working as security guards. A lack of clean water was another problem, they said. Daw Sanda, a member of the Thilawa SEZ Management Committee (TSMC), a government entity monitoring development of the zone, said the complaints were unfounded. She said the compensation given in phase one was sufficient for villagers to build new and better homes. Daw Sanda added that many were in debt before they moved, and they were given financial assistance by the authorities. She said there was employment to be found in factories in
the area that did not require a skilled labour force and training would be provided to staff. Deeper wells had been dug to address a shortage of water in Myan Yar Thar and a water supply system that will make tap water available was being developed, she said. “(It) will be completed in no time,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by email. Although there have been complaints about the first phase of the development, Vicky Bowman, head of the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business said it “should be recognised that this is actually the most advanced, transparent and comprehensive resettlement process which has ever occurred in Myanmar”. “But as with all such projects, there are always lessons to be learned,” she said. “Government capacity to handle these large
“NO HAPPINESS” But land rights campaigners remain sceptical. “If the second phase of Thilawa goes forward in its current state it gives a green light to irresponsible and harmful investment,” Katherine McDonnell, legal advocacy coordinator at Earth Rights International, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Aye Khaing Win, a 30-yearold mechanic who was relocated to Myan Yar Thar in 2013, said villagers were poor before they moved but they were able to support themselves and were happy. “Even though before I lived in a small house of bamboo, lit by candles, my family did not have any worries,” he said. “Now, everyday, I have all these pressures. I can’t find happiness here.” The first phase of the SEZ has been hailed as a success by private local consortium, Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings, one of the stakeholders in the publicprivate partnership that carried
out phase one in the development of Thilawa SEZ. According to its an annual report released last month, the total planned investment in the first phase is expected to reach $1 billion by 2018 with 40,000 new jobs created. It also expects the special economic zone to process exports worth $350 million by 2018. But last month villagers travelled to Tokyo to present their concerns to Thilawa SEZ investors, including the main conduit for Japan’s overseas development aid, JICA. JICA told the Thomson Reuters Foundation that it would not comment on whether will invest in the second phase. A spokesman for the company said in an email the relocation of residents for the first phase was “conducted in accordance with JICA social and environmental guidelines.” Around 4,000 people live or work on land which will be developed for the remaining phases of the Thilawa SEZ, Earth Rights International said. U Mya Hlaing is one of them. The 70-year-old farmer, who also leads the community-based Thilawa Social Development Organisation, said consultations ahead of the second phase relocation had been inadequate. He said the community wanted a resettlement plan that would protect their livelihoods and ensure decent healthcare and education. He said his organisation would contact businesses to tell them not to invest in the Thilawa SEZ. “If they do not agree we will not give them our land,” U Mya Hlaing said.
could supply 20% of world Melania calls comments by Donald Trump ‘boy talk’ Wind electricity by 2030: Report Reuters
elania Trump rose to her husband’s defence on Monday, describing lewd comments the Republican presidential nominee made on a leaked 2005 video in which he bragged about groping women as “boy talk.” Trump, who has kept a low profile during her husband’s presidential bid, gave her first television interviews since the Oct. 7 release of the tape that has shaken Donald Trump’s campaign. He trails Democrat Hillary Clinton in opinion polls ahead of the Nov. 8 election. Melania Trump told CNN her husband was engaged in “boy talk, and he was led on - like, egged on - from the host to say dirty and bad stuff” in the conversation with “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush. NBC said on Monday that Bush was leaving the “Today” show, following his role in the taped conversation with Donald Trump. Melania Trump, a Slovenian-born former model, added in a CNN interview that aired on Monday night that she was surprised be-
Melania Trump sits down with CNN television host Anderson Cooper during an exclusive interview in New York, to be aired October 17. (REUTERS)
cause she had never heard her husband use that kind of language before. “No. No, that’s why I was surprised, because I said like I don’t know that person that would talk that way, and that he would say that kind of stuff in private,” Melania Trump said. She told CNN that her husband behaved at times like an overgrown boy and that she saw his “Access Hollywood” remarks as in keeping with that behaviour. “Sometimes I say I have two boys at home. I have my young son and I have my husband. But I know how
some men talk, and that’s how I saw it, yes,” she said. Trump told CNN she agreed with first lady Michelle Obama that kissing or groping someone without consent constituted sexual assault, adding: “But every assault should be taken care of in a court of law. And to accuse, no matter who it is, a man or a woman, without evidence is damaging and unfair.”
had forgiven her husband for the comments in the tape, which was first published by the Washington Post. “Those words, they were offensive to me and they were inappropriate. And he apologised to me. And I ... accept his apology. And we are moving on.” They were her first public comments since a statement she issued after the tape’s publication in which she said her husband’s re‘MOVING ON’ marks did “not represent In partial transcripts the man that I know.” from a separate interview Melania Trump told with Fox News, she said she Fox News that her hus-
band, a New York businessman and former reality television star, was committed to running for office even though it was difficult because he had been “in so many shows, so many tapes” over the years. Asked if it was fair for the media or her husband to bring up charges of infidelity in former President Bill Clinton’s past, Melania Trump told Fox News: “Well, if they bring up my past, why not?” After Trump denied during a debate with Clinton on Oct. 9 that he had actually done the things he bragged about in the tape, a number of women accused him of groping and kissing them without permission in incidents stretching back decades. He has denied the charges. Asked about those accusations, Melania Trump told Fox News: “All these women are coming out and they are allegations but they are not true. Why now? Why three weeks before the election?” “I believe my husband,” she told CNN. “This was all organised from the opposition. With the details that they got, did they ever check the background of these women? They don’t have any facts.”
beijiNG, OctOber 18 (iANs): Wind power could supply up to 20 per cent of global electricity by 2030 owing to dramatic cost reductions and efforts to check climate change, said a Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) report released on Tuesday. “By 2030 wind power could reach 2,110 GW, and supply up to 20 per cent of global electricity, creating 2.4 million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 3.3 billion tonnes per year, and attract annual investment of about €200 billion,” GWEC said in a release here. “Now that the Paris (climate talks) Agreement is coming into force, meeting the targets means a completely decarbonised electricity supply well before 2050, and wind power will play the major role in getting us there,” said GWEC Secretary General Steve Sawyer. “Wind power is the most competitive option for adding new capacity to the grid in a growing number of markets,” he added. The report said total global wind power installations stood at 433 GW by the end of 2015, up 17 per cent from a year earlier, and are set to rise by around 60 GW in 2016. A major chunk of this increase was driven by China, which accounted for 145.4 GW at the end of 2015, or 33.6 per cent of the total. China built 30.8 GW of new wind power capacity over the year, the highest annual addition by any country, it said. The offshore wind industry has taken large strides forward with more than 3.4 GW installed in 2015, bringing total offshore wind capacity to over 12 GW, the report added. GWEC said new markets are developing rapidly across Africa, Asia and Latin America, supplying clean energy to support sustainable development. As part of its global commitment, India has to ensure that 40 per cent of its power capacity comes from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030, up from 30 per cent currently, as per a power ministry assessment in August 2016. The countries that sign the Paris accord must reduce the focus on fossil fuels in their energy mix to 30-35 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. India has the fourth largest wind turbine capacity globally. The wind turbine capacity increased 12 per cent from 114,609 MW in 2014 to 145,109 MW in 2015. India has 2.2 per cent of solar power capacity in the world, and is among the top 10 nations.
GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND Islamic State loses ground as coalition closes on Mosul DIRECTORATE OF INDUSTRIES & COMMERCE
bAGhdAd/erbiL, OctOber 18 (reuters): Iraqi and Kurdish forces closing in on Mosul said on Tuesday they had secured some 20 villages on the outskirts of the city in the first day of an operation to retake what is Islamic State’s last major stronghold in Iraq. With around 1.5 million people still living in Mosul, the International Organisation for Migration said it was preparing gas masks in case of chemical attack by the jihadists, who had used such weapons previously against Iraqi Kurdish forces. Tens of thousands of civilians could be forcibly expelled, trapped between fighting lines or used as human shields, said the IOM, one of many aid organisations to sound the alarm. The fall of Mosul would signal the defeat of the ultra-hardline Sunni jihadists in Iraq but could also lead to land grabs and sectarian bloodletting between groups which fought one another after the 2003 overthrow of Saddam Hussein. For U.S. President Barack Obama, the cam-
paign is a calculated risk, with U.S. officials acknowledging that there is no clear plan for how the region around Mosul will be governed once Islamic State is expelled. The Iraqi army and Peshmerga forces from autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan began moving towards the city at dawn on Monday under air cover from a U.S.led coalition set up after Islamic State swept into Iraq from Syria in 2014. Hoshiyar Zebari, a senior Kurdish official, said initial operations succeeded due to close cooperation between the Iraqi government and Kurdish peshmerga fighters, allowing them to clear Islamic State from 9 or 10 villages east of Mosul. “Daesh is disoriented they don’t know whether to expect attacks from the east or west or north,” he told Reuters, using an Arabic acronym for the hardline Sunni group. On Tuesday the attacking forces entered another phase, he said. “It won’t be a spectacular attack on Mosul itself. It will be very cau-
tious. It is a high risk operation for everybody.” Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and explosives expert Fawzi Ali Nouimeh were both in the city, according to what he described as “solid” intelligence reports, indicating the group would put up significant resistance. A total of 20 villages were taken from the militants east, south and southeast of Mosul by early Tuesday, according to statements from the two forces, fighting alongside one another for the first time. Islamic State said on Monday its fighters had targeted the attacking forces with 10 suicide bombs and that their foes had surrounded five villages but not taken them. None of the reports could be independently verified. The advancing forces were still between 20 and 50 km (12-30 miles) from Mosul and officials described it as a “shaping operation” designed to enhance positions ahead of a major offensive by taking hilltops, crossings and important crossroads.
Dated Kohima, Oct. 2016
NO.IND/DEV/DONER-CBTA/64/2016 : Applications in plain paper are hereby invited from Indigenous candidates of Nagaland (female only) for undergoing 6(six) month Residential (with Hostel facilities) Training Programme on “Hair, Skin & Beauty Care at Dimapur specifically as per terms & condition of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DONER).The Training Programme is fully sponsored by Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DONER), Govt. of India, New Delhi and implemented by the Directorate of Industries & Commerce, Nagaland. Kohima. Interested Candidates those who have not undergone any skill development course/programme funded by Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DONER) or any Ministry/Department of Government of India and by State Government may apply to the Directorate of Industries & Commerce, Kohima. The training will commence from 1st November 2016 to 30th April 2017. Duration of the Course : 6(six) months Place of Training : Dimapur Intake Capacity : 40 nos Minimum Qualification : Class-X (appeared) Date of Interview : 26th November 2016 at 11:00 A.M Place of Interview : Directorate of Industries & Commerce, Kohima DISTRICT-WISE TARGET Dimapur 6 nos Zunheboto Kohima 5 nos Phek Mokokchung 5 nos Kiphire Mon 3 nos Peren Tuensang 3 nos Longleng Wokha 3 nos Total 40 nos
3 nos 3 nos 3 nos 3 nos 3 nos
Application to be submitted to the office of Directorate of Industries & Commerce (Room No-73) on or before 24th October 2016, after which no application will be entertained. No separate calling letters will be issued.
Sd/- (I. Bendangliba) Director of Industries & Commerce
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TIME TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT
t does leave behind an unpleasant aftertaste as a retired bureaucrat becoming a critic of a system that one had once served. There was a time when bureaucracy commanded a healthy respect of political class because matured unmotivated technical guidance based on rules and regulations were the standard benchmark that mostly determined government actions. One can't help but feel that present bureaucracy is but a shadow of the past, deliberately working under one non-transparent misadventure after another in various fronts without accountability thereby losing its sheen of genuine respectability. The courage to invoke the 'Rules of Executive Business' laid out for just application of law is noticeably out of fashion. One wonders how many controlling officers in bureaucracy have actually read this manual which lays down the fundamental guiding principles for just administration. By-and-large today's crop of bureaucracy seem to be a contended lot willing to
swim with their political bosses and together fish in the murky waters without conscience or reservation. Questionable orders that infringe upon ethical and legal boundaries are carried out without question. Just so that everyone is on the same page let us take a simple illustration as an example: 'Backdoor appointment' is unethical and violates acceptable legal procedure for all government job recruitments. The fact that it has nevertheless been rampantly indulged in by the government is for a simple reason. With every illegal instruction for backdoor appointment that comes down from the political bosses, many of the Controlling Officers of departments unquestioningly carry out the order, often taking advantage of clubbing his/her share of appointment within the same cocoon of illegality instead of questioning it. The syndrome of "I scratch your back, you scratch my back" is fashionably played out to the hilt. This non-transparent subservient system has therefore completely destroyed
any sense of fair play where merit remains exiled to the outer space. Given a free hand without checks and balances, it is absolutely incomprehensible that a compromised, opposition-less government would be capable of delivering justice. This conclusion holds true even in the present ongoing standoff on 'fuel adulteration' between the Government and CCoFF. It is a pity having to watch the present Government mostly functioning as an "Ultimatum Servicing Government" hurriedly responding at the eleventh hour when ultimatums are shoved down its throat. In the backdrop of such chaotic out of control government machinery that is in urgent need of 'brake repair', one is inclined to side with the effort of ACAUT and CCoFA insisting on CBI intervention on the critical breakdown of essential service system caused by those wielding authority for selfish ends. Fuel adulteration is a subject that hurt every single vehicle owner in Nagaland without exception. Government servants
may not necessarily feel the pinch of having to frequently repair their vehicles because it is officially repaired at the expense of the public exchequer. It is entirely a different story of sheer financial torture especially for those who have no steady income having to take their vehicle to the workshop at recurring intervals to attend to fuel adulteration related breakdowns at exorbitant cost that one can ill afford. Adulterated fuel also conversely impacts on the lifespan of the vehicle. Diverting a very high percentage of essential commodities like kerosene from the State quota to deliberately facilitate illegal fuel adulteration factories is a crime being perpetuated by the elder brothers of Lucifer both in the government management system and the private sectors for unethical profits without sweat at the cost of the sweating common man. Therefore it is in the interest of the vast majority that such fuel adulteration factories must be shut down for good and those responsible should be held accountable.
Rejoinder to ANTA for ‘Service to public’
n 17th Oct. 2016, my article was published in this media relating to the Chumu Taxi counter incident, where the ANTA Dimapur replied me, need to be clarified. I came with this write up because I have suffered and felt humiliated as i was chased as if I have done something wrong. I have a reason to say therefore I once again request ANTA to listen to my reason. In my previous Article in the last para, I requested ANTA central to look into the matter for the welfare of the passengers but to my surprise it was Dimapur Unit, calling me to approach their office. In my previous statement I have not even mentioned the
name of a place Dimapur. It was between me and Chumu counter that is why I came back to lodge a complaint at Chumu counter but the person whom I approached said he is only a driver. The two persons claiming to be ANTA Officials, who chased me till Chumu NAP gate, cannot take case as they were against me. The ANTA Dimapur Unit stated that they have investigated the case but I have a question, why they took information from only one side? and claiming that I have twisted the incident story. I have no issue with ANTA in the past as I don't travel by Taxi. It is all because for my relatives, I chased the taxi knowing that
every citizen have the right to choose taxi if the driver agreed. The ANTA Dimapur Unit also mentioned that my press statement was for my personal motive but being a Government servant, why should I move it for my personal interest. My statement was not to defame someone but I have freedom of expression as we have freedom of association. Please let someone admit their mistake instead of protecting their fault. The argument can increase endlessly but that won't do. What has happened have happened so never risk with strong step without hearing from both sides. Hoshika H Sumi
NTC on Rongmei recognition issue
he attention of the Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) is drawn by the statements of Nagaland GB Federation published in local dailies on 13th October, 2016 and the similar item published in some local dailies by Rev. L. Mhasi Suohe on 12.10.16 and 16.10.16 on Rongmei recognition issue respectively. Since the Nagas of Nagaland are in protest against Govt. notification No. HOME/SCTA-6/2007 (PT.1) dated Kohima, the 4th August 2012 which recognized Rongmei Community as indigenous tribe of Nagaland, once again the Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) has to place the following facts relating to the issue in the interest of all. 1. The Rongmei is recognized as Scheduled tribe in the states of Manipur and Assam under the Schedule Tribe Order Act 1950. The reason being that their ancestral lands are placed under these states jurisdiction. 2. The Government of Nagaland, Home Department letter No. HOME/SCTA-1/86 (PT) dated 16th August 2002 addressed to the con-
cerned Ministry GOI stating that only 16 tribes are recognized in the State of Nagaland as Scheduled Tribes, namely, Ao, Angami, Sumi, Lotha, Rengma, Konyak, Sangtam, Phom, Chang, Yimchunger, Khiamniungan, Chakesang, Zeliang, Pochury, Kuki and Kachari. When the above mentioned list of tribes is the authenticated one in the state of Nagaland, what is the logic of trying to add more number of tribes from outside the state? 3. The claim of present day govt of supposedly having 1313 Rongmeis entered in the E-Roll of 1963 was nullified by RTI reply given by the Joint Chief Election Officer, Election Department, Govt. of Nagaland vide No. ELE/RTI-2/2013/1758 dated Kohima, the 12th of March, 2013 and also by Asst. Election Officer, Peren vide No. ELE/RTI/201013/639 dated Kohima, the 10th January 2013 respectively. Both the authorities authenticated that none of the 1313 Rongmei voters were found in 1963 Electoral Roll. It is therefore misleading for anyone to claim that 1313 Rongmei voters as
valid. Many representations might have been submitted to the govt of Nagaland by Rongmei community for recognition as an indigenous tribe in the state. However, considering the ground realities their case was not granted for inclusion as an indigenous tribe of Nagaland earlier. 4. Despite of reiteration of the difference between the Indigenous tribe and indigenous inhabitants in the state of Nagaland, some people are found continue to have confusion. Any other communities who have become domiciles in Nagaland since 1963 and are qualified under the notification No. AR-8/8/76 dated Kohima, the 28th April, 1977 is entitled to have indigenous inhabitant status but they cannot become indigenous tribe of Nagaland. In the light of the above facts being placed for public consumption, the NTC appeals to all concerned, be it organization or individual, not to distort or concoct the laws concerning the interest of the Nagas of Nagaland. Dated Kohima, the 18th of October, 2016 Issued by: Media Cell, NTC
No matter how high or low, each identified defaulter must unsparingly be introduced to the iron fist of law that is noticeably absent in Nagaland and needs to be imported without being harassed or taxed at the New Fields Gate. The significant magnitude of the problem lies in the fact that the portfolio of Food & Civil Supply Department rests with the "Hon'ble" Chief Minister of Nagaland. It rightly or wrongly compounds the level of suspicion that SIT will never get to investigate this case without interference...even if it has honourable intention. The likelihood that a whole lot of time may meticulously be spent trying to dilute the facts of findings rather than establish the facts for persecution is a believable possibility considering the collapsed ethical working system. Sadly, going by past experience, it may also not be beyond the "Hon'ble Chief Minister" to lower his Hon'ble status and compulsively try to influence the course of investigation...because this investiga-
tion is directly related to a Department under his immediate control. Halfway through the sitting of the High Power Committee (HPC) on "Illegal and Multiple Taxation/Price Escalation" constituted by the Government on 5th day of August 2014, the "Hon'ble Chief Minister" had requested the Chairman and members of the HPC to brief him on the progress being made. The Chairman: Justice H. K. Sema, Supreme Court Judge (Rtd.); Members: Shri. Khekiye K. Sema IAS (Rtd.) and Shri. Joel Nillo Kath took strong exception to this 'request'. Such a meeting would have violated the independent sanctity of the HPC and subject the proceeding to unnecessary suspicion of undue influence. We therefore had no intention of compromising the credibility of the HPC. We politely refused to meet him. The candid report of HPC submitted to the State Government in June 2015 is now a museum piece collecting dust. The very intelligent bureaucracy has been studying this report for more than a year now and is
likely to be overburdened to do the same in the event SIT is able to submit its report... as watered down as it may probably be. All said and done, if Chief Minister has a clean hand and clear conscience it would be in his interest to allow a neutral agency to conduct the investigation to cleanse his image and stem the oncoming tide that could very well develop into a hurricane on provocation. It is rather unworthy of the State Cabinet to demean the people's cry for uncontaminated justice as 'illegal' against hard evidence of crime having been committed. It can only be seen as a motivated attempt to cover-up the blatant illegal profiteering trail. Considering the ground realities, it is decidedly within the rights of ACAUT, CCoFF, the people of Nagaland and overall sensibility to demand that CBI, an independent investigating agency, be brought in to clear the air and set the record straight. Khekiye K. Sema IAS (Rtd.); Upper Forest Colony; Kohima; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
he Coordination Committee on Fuel Adulteration (CCoFA) imposed indefinite bandh on the movement of Govt. vehicles and oil tankers on highways with effect from 17th October 2016 onwards. In reaction to the agitation of CCoFA, the State Govt. had declared the bandh ‘illegal’ as the order of the Govt. was published in all local papers in its front pages. As one sifts through the statement on the order of the Govt., it is found a plain order bereft of law whereby the following questions arise: 1. The serious question is how the agitation of CCoFA was declared illegal when neither any Art in the Constitution of India, nor any clause in IPC or CrPC was quoted by DAN Govt. under which the public agitation was viewed as illegal. 2. Under what rule and which law of the country or of the State, Govt. justifies the ongoing peaceful agitation of the public illegal? 3. The news about the damaging of vehicles and to the extent of volunteers of CCoFA being manhandled in Dimapur by Nagaland Police was published in local media today, the 18th October 2016. Under what rule and with what legal power the Police force was used against the peaceful volunteers? 4. If the agitation is really illegal under law, how could the Govt. of Nagaland allowed the agitation to pass off the day with success except the one reported incident? 5. If the agitation is illegal, how none of the agitators was arrested? The questions to bureaucrats are: 1. The ears and eyes of the Govt. are the bureaucrats comprising supposedly of the better brains as IAS, IPS, NCS, etc. Do the present day
bureaucrats function under the laid down rules and the Rules of Executive Business? 2. Do this posse of officers who called themselves to be intellectuals, intelligent, experienced and well versed with the law of the land know that such order of the Govt. declaring the public movement as illegal has to be done so only under the relevant rules? 3. Has the Home Commissioner, Nagaland, in his zeal of freelance governance intentionally avoided to quote relevant laws or forgot all those laws as usual? 4. Has it become a habit of today’s bureaucrat in running the affairs of the public, rules are not used as considered irrelevant and rather took it to be roadblocks to development of corruption? 5. If not by the rules, where does power come from according to bureaucrats? The other questions poised to Govt.: 1. Does the Govt. of Nagaland consider Fuel Adulteration as legal business whereby the agitation against the scam by public was declared illegal? 2. Does the Govt. of Nagaland promote Fuel Adulteration as industry in lieu of the collapsed Sugar Mill and the comatose Tuli Paper Mill? 3. Is the DAN Govt. contemplating to promote Fuel Adulteration in bigger scale to enhance internal revenue mobilisation so as to meet the requirement of salary component by which non-release of salaries of the employees will end? 4. Does DAN Govt. consider that Fuel Adulteration is the better option for utilisation of excess allocation of Kerosene oil to Nagaland? 5. Does DAN Govt. consider Fuel Adul-
teration as the alternative to oil exploration by MOGPL? 6. Did DAN Govt come to know the existence of Fuel Adulteration in Dimapur only when busted and exposed by ACAUT? 7. Has DAN Govt. legislated un-numbered and un-coded law under which the administration will accommodate and tolerate all kind of illegal activities in Nagaland? 8. Is there any firm decision of DAN Govt. to shift the responsibility of detection of illegal activities in Nagaland to NGOs under the flagship of e-Governance? Now, fuel adulteration must have been done in the full knowledge of Civil Supplies Department manned by Chief Minister himself. The illicit business in question has wide ramifications as it started and existed with collusion. It is common knowledge that when properly probed, many will be implicated including those who profess to be pious and able to throw the first stone. The so called SIT can therefore be easily gagged as we cannot expect it to be fearless and honest. What then is left for CCoFA than proper probe into the scam by a reliable authority with teeth to bite. The declaration of the ongoing agitation of CCoFA as illegal by DAN Govt. lacks legality. The plain order itself is so ordinary and without authority and it failed to command respect. The so called order has no legal binding on the citizens of the State since it is outside the purview of existing rules and is therefore challengeable. By the way, it suits the authority who took such decision and accordingly issued such order lawlessly as they govern without punctuations. –Z. Lohe
‘We hope that the younger generation will pick up the baton and carry on’ Naga National workers follow the Tribute Speech of Gen. (Retd) Viyalie Metha, Kedahge, Federal Government of Nagaland on the occasion of the 65th Martyrs Day at Settsü Village
irst of all, I want to give thanks to the almighty God for sustaining our nation despite all the tragedies and pains that we have experienced in the past 62 years (19542016) of conflict. In this story of pain and suffering, not one single Naga has been spared the agony in one form or the other. The first Naga martyr to be murdered by the Indian Forces was Lt. Zasibito Nagi of Jotsoma village who was killed in broad daylight when a peaceful procession was winding its way across Kohima town on October 18, 1952. Ever since that day, 18th October has been observed as Martyrs Day by our Government to commemorate all the other victims of India’s atrocities against Nagaland. And today we have gathered here at Settsü village to pay our respects to the five persons from your villagers who were massacred on June 16, 1956. The dead, however precious they are, die and are gone, but it is the living that has to suffer the consequences of their absence
throughout their lives. And today, as the nation stands in respectful attention to their sacrifices on this 65th Martyrs Day, I as President of the Federal Government of Nagaland wish to convey the nation’s solidarity and sympathies to all the sufferings that the survivors of the heinous massacre of June 16, 1956 have endured in their lives. The nation salutes the martyrdom of Tsukjemmeri G.B. L.Imdongkokba, S.Temjenwati, Anchaba and Dhanba as well as all their living relatives who are standing with us today. May God be both your protector as well as your vengeance keeper. On an occasion like this, we also cannot forget the 5 victims of the Longpha massacre who were murdered by the Indian army on June 6, 1956 just a few kilometers from your village. One of the injured, Imshiangba was even buried alive, though the villagers pleaded for his life to be spared. On this occasion, we also remember the 63rd villagers of Yengpang village in the Chang region, who on November 15, 1954 were mostly beheaded by the enemy in a pre dawn attack on the village. We also remember the 11 villagers of Ketsapomi village in the Chakhesang region, who were shot to death as target practice by the Indian soldiers on April 13 1956. Then there were the 9 victims of Matikhrii village in the Pochury region, who
were all severely tortured and beheaded on September 6, 1960. The list can go on, but time will not permit me to recount all the horrible atrocities committed by the Indian army. On this 65th anniversary of our national Martyrs Day, the nation wishes to pay tribute to all our people who have laid down their lives for the nation. We salute all of them with the same words of solidarity and appreciation expressed earlier. On this solemn day, I also wish to put on record, that in all these many years of conflict, your Ao region has also played its role second to none. As known to every Naga, Mr. Imkongmeren, Vice President of the NNC, was one of the solid pillars of our nation who carried the national responsibilities faithfully to the end of his life. In the national records, he was an unflinching personality that kept alive the spirit of Naga nationalism and patriotism through out all his life. On a day like this, we cannot recount all the names of our national heroes from the Ao region, but their names are all there in the records and we salute every Private to General as well as every civil worker, both man and woman, who have performed their duties to the best of their abilities during their lifetimes. We recognize their contributions and salute all of them with deep gratitude from the
depths of our hearts. But however great and noble the past may be, we cannot live in the past. We also cannot dream of a bright future without doing what we should do in the present. As for my generation, I think we can humbly claim that we have given our best and our utmost for the nation. Despite our limited education, we had utilized all that we had learned and put it into our national service and defense. We did all these works, so that today’s generation can have a country that they can call their own. But as long as a foreign flag continues to fly in our lands, the sacrifices of yesterday remain an unfulfilled dream. Therefore, fellow citizens of Nagaland, so long as the enemy continues to occupy our country and also oppress us with heinous laws like the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, that long we are duty bound to resist the enemy and oppose him. I therefore, call upon this generation to pick up the baton of our political torch and run on until the race for our national objective is achieved. As for me and all my colleagues, we are now all in the sunset of our lives. We therefore hope that the younger generation of well educated and well qualified young men and women, will pick up the baton and carry on, until ultimate victory is finally achieved. KUKNALIM.
pioneers with honesty and sincerity
The NNC/NPGN (NA) President Speech Naga National Martyrs Day the 18th October 2016 My Dear Naga Friends At the - outset, I thank the Almighty God for he upholds our Naga Nation and its survival throughout our past trials and hardships. On this occasion of the 18th Oct. 2016 our Naga national Martyrs day l greet our National Workers who are here in this session and working elsewhere for the same cause Naga sovereignty. My dear friends, 18th October is our Naga National martyrs declared day. On this day on the street of Kohima killed Zasibito Nagi a judge in the Central Court Kohima. It was a day of silent procession in the street to protest against brutal killings of innocent Nagas by the Indian Police and Indian Armed Forces throughout Nagaland. Beginning from this day onward many Naga Patriots were killed by Indian armed forces and divide and rule forces as well.
I would like to mention here some facts about some of our Naga National Council (NNC) pioneers who gave their lives for our Nagas tomorrow. 1) Mr. Lt. Aliba Imti hailing from Longjang Village, Dist. Mokokchung State Nagaland who was the founding member President of Naga Club in 1918. During his regime the Naga Club submitted the famous memorandum to Simon commission, the statutory commission sent from British parliament London to Naga Hills. Furthermore, during his tenure Naga Club transformed into Naga National Council (NNC) and Mr. Lt. Aliba Imti was its first President and under his leadership Nagas celebrated Independence Day in 14th August 1947. He was an Arts graduate a successful pioneer National leader. 2) Mr. Lt. A.Z. Phizo, the fourth NNC President who occupied this post from 1950 to 1990 till his dead in his London House. During his tenure he conducted the historic plebiscite in 16th May 1951 and Nagas voted to 99.9% for Naga
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sovereignty. Mr. Lt. Yongkong and Mr. Lt. Khodao Yanthan joint to assist President A.Z Phizo in 1962 in London. Among those Naga Leaders Mr. Khodao Yanthan came back to Nagaland after the Phizo's death and served as the NNC President from 1990 to 1993 NNC Golden Jubilee Souvenir) Mr. Yongkong lived in London to complete his assigned duties till his death in London 8:30 A.m. (ISD) 2006. During his life time Mr. Yongkong said to his relatives and friends that neither his dead body nor his body burnt ashes would not be taken to Nagaland surrendering it to the Indian Government and this was fulfilled accordingly by his relatives and friends after his death. This is how our pioneer leaders served our nation with sincerity, with their best ability and honest and so, I do hereby request all the Naga National workers to follow the good footsteps of pioneers with honest and sincerity. Kuknalim Temjenyanger Aier President NNC/NPGN (NA)
TNCC Harmonic Surge-2 concludes Morung Express News
armonic Surge-2, a biannual choral festival organised by The Nagaland Chamber Choir (TNCC) came to a close with the Choir Competitions held on October 16 at Dimapur Sumi Baptist Church. Noel de la Rosa, Asin Shurhozelie, Mhathung Odyuo and Louise Shishak were the panel of adjudicators and the competing choirs were judged
on the criteria of Techinque, Musicality, overall performance etc. For the Mixed Choir Competition, in a show of talent, skill and presentation, Coronation Choir of Golden Crown Centre won the Champions' Trophy with a cash award of Rs.50,000/- and citation certificate. Lotha Baptist Church Diphupar and Chakhesang Baptist Church Dimapur won the 2nd position (Rs.30,000 and citation certificate) and consolation prize (Rs. 5000/- and citation
certificate) respectively. The first two winners of the Mixed Choir Competitions also received a direct free-entry to compete in the upcoming Hornbill Festival Choir Competition. In the Children Choir category, the young singers won the hearts of the audience with their enthusiasm, and sense of professionalism. The children choir of Lotha Baptist Church Dimapur won the 1st position, citation certificate and a cash prize
of Rs. 20,000/- with their winning performance of the African folk tune of ‘We are marching in the Light of God.’ Kuda village Baptist Church children choir secured the second position, citation certificate and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- with their impeccable style and rendition of the hymn ‘Beyond the Sunset’ sung to the accompaniment of drums and Ukele played by the sisters' duo. The Best Conductor award
was given to Avoni Odyuo of Coronation Choir, an award which she is winning twice in a row. The Best Costume was awarded to Chakhesang Church Dimapur Choir. Besides the Competition, special highlights of the evening was the combined performance of TNCC with Asin Surhozelie singing Oscar Hammerstien's ‘Climb Every Mountain' and lifting voices in unison, a spiritually uplifting performance of
the classic hymn ‘My Tribute’ was presented with Meripeni Zares as the soloist along with the festival participants. Summing up the intent of organising the event, Aroko Nagi, Convenor of Harmoni Surge-2 commented, “We hope the knowledge and experiences gained at the festival will rekindle one's musical passion and motivate one to achieve even greater heights within the music ministry.”
Coldplay gig in India to raise funds for orphans
dulkar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Malaika Arora Khan, Parineeti Chopra, Sakshi Malik, Sonakshi Sinha and Vijender Singh. To further this initiative, the organisers of Global Citizen India and Miracle Foundation will work with Ketto, an online crowd-funding platform, to help raise funds for children without parents. Caroline Boudreaux, Founder of Miracle Foundation, said: "Together we look forward to making a huge impact on some of the most vulnerable children in our society today." In addition to this association, the foundation will also be launching a social media campaign. This six-hour concert will also feature live musical performances, stars, dancing, and short films by eminent filmmakers. Coldplay comprises Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion. Martin, who visited India last year for the Global Poverty Project to oversee innovative projects addressing sanitation in local communities, is the curator for the Global Citizen Festival. Source: IANS
Nobel panel gives up knockin’ on Bob’s door
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he Swedish Academy says it has given up trying to reach Bob Dylan, days after it awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature. "Right now we are doing nothing. I have called and sent emails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies. For now, that is certainly enough," the academy's permanent secretary, Sara Danius, told state radio SR on Monday. So far the American troubadour has responded with silence since he won the prize on Thursday. He gave a concert in Las Vegas that very night, but made no mention of the acco-
lade. So as an early Dylan song may have put it how does it feel? "I am not at all worried," said Danius. "I think he will show up." Every December 10, Nobel prize winners are invited to Stockholm to receive their awards from King Carl XVI Gustaf and to give a speech during a banquet. The Swedish Academy still does not know if Dylan plans to come to the event. "If he doesn't want to come, he won't come. It will be a big party in any case and the honour belongs to him," said Danius. Dylan, 75, is the first songwriter to whose lyrics have influ- win the literature prize. enced generations of fans, Source: AFP
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Date: 8th Nov. 2016 Venue: NER Agri Expo, 4th Mile, Dimapur Time: 4:00 p.m. Chief guest: Y. Vikheho Swu, Hon’ble Minister for Roads and Bridges, Nagaland
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MOTU PATlU(hINdI) Eight days Model training course (18th – 25th october) on “Sustainable crop production, protection and Value addition of citrus in NEh Region” organized by iCAR-Research complex for NEh Region, Nagaland centre, sponsored by DAC & Farmers’welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ welfare, goi got underway at iCAR, Medziphema. NE region is the home of many citrus species, however, in the recent past the problem of citrus decline has become a real threat to the citrus industry. The training includes theory and hands-on sessions on different aspects of citrus which will be covered by subject experts from different organization. Altogether, 20 participants from different parts of the Northeastern Region are attending the aforesaid course, comprising of officials from various state developmental department, SAU’s and KVKs. Joint Director, Dr. D.J Rajkhowa welcomed the gathering and appraised on the scope and prospects of citrus cultivation in this region followed by the Dr. Rajesha g Scientist given the overview of the 8 days training schedule. The inaugural session was graced by Prof. R.C gupta, Dean N.U SASRD who emphasized on the potential of citrus cultivation in this region and its nutritional importance in the daily diet of the people. Director, iCAR-NRC on Mithun, Dr. A. Mitra was the guest of honour, who encouraged and suggested the officials the importance of various citrus species which can be used as bio-fencing for Mithun based farming. Finally vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Azeze Seyie Scientist (horticulture).
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MDFA Trophy 2016 Shitilong edge Mongsenbai to enter semis
Goalkeeper of Shitilong SA is unable to stop Mongsenbai striker, Khriekethzo’s shot from near the half line. (Photo Courtesy Toshi Aier)
Mokokchung, october 18 (Mexn): Shitilong SA overcame Mongsenbai Youngsterz SC 2-1 in a hard fought quarterfinal match of the ongoing MDFA Trophy 2014 at Imkongmeren Sports Complex here today. C M Y K
Shitilong SA, fore going past October 19 the runners-up the Shitilong of last year MDFA Fusion FC vs Arikodong Club @ 1:30 pm goalkeeper and Trophy 2015 and into the back of one of the strongest con- sey No 7) scored an un- the net. tenders for this year’s edi- expected goal from near Undaunted, Shitilong tion, suffered a serious set- the half line in the 15th SA continued with some back when Mongsenbai’s minute. Khriekethzo at- vicious attacking play and striker, Khriekethzo (Jer- tempt bounced once be- made some serious at-
focus on short term goals but to keep up perseverance, dedication and hard work. He maintained that sport is an essential component of human resource development and our society has to provide an excellent opportunity for our youngsters to develop their sporting skills which would equip them with the right mindset and values for our dynamically changing world. The Chief Guest urged the players to maintain a team spirit while exhibiting
their best behaviour during the tournament. Further the DC appreciated the organiser for initiating the tournament and wished good luck to all the players. After players’ oath was administered by Games & Sports Secretary, Samteilungbe, the Chief Guest officially declared the tournament open. Altogether, 15 teams from different wards are competing in the tournament. Meanwhile, a Tug of War competition for women was held during half time.
Liverpool, Man United play out drab draw
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, centre, vies for the ball with Manchester United's Ander Herrera, left, during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Monday, October 17. (AP Photo)
LIverPooL, octo ber 18 (reuterS): One of the most eagerly-awaited clashes of the Premier League season turned into a major letdown as Liverpool and Manchester United nullified each other in a largely undistinguished goalless draw at Anfield on Monday. After all the hype preceding the battle between English football's fiercest rivals, United's manager Jose Mourinho was left happier than his counterpart Juergen Klopp as the visitors doused Liverpool's acclaimed attacking pyrotechnics. The home side, full of goals all season, proved desperately disappointing until finding some secondhalf drive and may have still felt they deserved the win as United goalkeeper David de Gea had to make fine saves from Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho. Mourinho, the master of stifling Anfield dreams when at Chelsea, again found his tactical mastery rewarded but United, seventh in the table on 14 points, have still won just one of their last five league games while Liverpool stay
fourth on 17, two behind leaders Manchester City and Arsenal. The Portuguese sounded particularly satisfied as he suggested United's ability to keep a clean sheet against their hosts had shown "they (Liverpool) are not the last wonder of the world like you like to say they are". Klopp, though, talked of "mixed feelings", admitting it had been a poor spectacle. "I am not frustrated but I am not happy with the performance. No one will show this game in 10 or 20 years but we could have played better. "We get a point. It doesn't feel like the best thing but it is what we got." His usually whirlwind Liverpool were effectively subdued in the first half as Mourinho reverted to conservative type, bringing in Marouane Fellaini to partner Ander Herrera in a stifling central midfield combination. Throwing men behind the ball and taking the voice out of the passionate home crowd, United controlled most of the play in the opening half-hour even if a 40-metre Zlatan Ibrahi-
movic free kick blasted into row Z was their lowest of highlights. Liverpool, without the injured Georginio Wijnaldum and forced to leave Adam Lallana on the bench, never got going, with Daniel Sturridge proving disappointing, and they looked nervous in front of their fevered fans. It took them more than half an hour before a Roberto Firmino header straight at De Gea represented their first attempt on goal. It was only after the break that they began to show glimpses of their true colours, Can wriggling through to force a fine one-handed save from De Gea at full stretch before the Spanish keeper delivered an even finer stop, flying through the air to tip Coutinho's curler wide. A brilliant last-gasp challenge by Antonio Valencia deprived Firmino but United, for all their solidity, had only one effort on target and looked back ruefully on their best chance, a tame header across goal from Ibrahimovic after a great delivery from Paul Pogba.
17th NSF Martyrs Memorial Trophy Barak, Forerunners enter semis October 19 (1st Semifinals) Nagaland Police (Red) vs Nagaland Police (Blue) @ 1:00 pm
tempts on goal. Despite more ball possession, Shitilong could not equalize as Mongsenbai held on to go into the break with the 1-0 lead. Shitilong’s determination paid off in the second half as Khethozhaphu headed the equalizing goal from corner taken by Kheto (jersey no 8) in the 48th minute. The Mongsenbai YFC defense was left in disarray while a rejuvenated Shitilong midfield tried to create another goal with their short passes. Both the teams also made a number of attempts on goal from distance. The winner for Shitilong finally came in the 61st minute, again via a corner kick. The initial ball in was saved by the goalkeeper but parried onto the boots of Shitilong defender Supongmar (Jersey No 4) who had no trouble in smashing the ball home.
Peren Inter Ward Football Tournament underway 11th M. Noke Trophy underway
Peren, october 18 (DIPr): The 11th Inter Ward Football Tournament-cum-Tug of War began here at Peren Town with the theme “Team Work makes Dream Work”, organised by the Peren Town Youth with Deputy Commissioner Peren, Zarenthung Ezung as the Chief Guest during the Inaugural Function. Speaking on the occasion, Ezung remarked that ‘success never comes easy’. He asked the players not to
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Mon, october 18 (DIPr): The 11th M. Noke Trophy Inter Club Football Tournament opening ceremony was held at local ground, Mon on October 18 with Deputy Commissioner Mon, W. Honje Konyak as the chief guest. Addressing the gathering, the chief guest encouraged the participants to make careers in sports and to maintain discipline stating that winning and losing in a game is not important but maintaining proper discipline. He also encouraged the players to excel in sports and take it to higher level representing Nagaland nationally and internationally. The opening match was played between Newsite FC and Seinao FC. A total number of 15 clubs are taking part in the tournament.
Watienla Jamir, Director Horticulture Department and other with the players of Barak FC and Tiemakhe, Kidima before kickoff of third quarter finals on October 18. (Morung Photo) Our Correspondent Kohima | October 18
Defending champions Barak FC and Forerunners FC today moved into the semifinals of the ongoing 17th NSF Martyrs Memorial Trophy. They join Nagaland Police (Red) and Nagaland Police (Blue) in the semis. Barak FC brushed past Tiemakhe, Kidima 4-1 to book its berth in the semis. Barak FC went ahead in the 22nd minute through Aloumei before centre forward Salu doubled the lead in the 34th minute. Shiirosiil Pucho, one of the leading goal scorers with 7 goals to his name, pulled one back for Tiemakhe, Kidima in the 47th minute. However, any hopes of a comeback were dashed when Nampi scored in the 50th minute to restore the two goal lead before Rhitso Mero completed the rout in 85th minute. Zadutol Phinyo of Tie-
makhe Kidima was cautioned with a yellow card in the 43rd minute. Earlier, the match was graced by Watienla Jamir, Director Horticulture Department, as the patron, and a special number was presented by Dziesekhrienuo Keretsii. In the second match of the day, one of the title contenders Forerunners FC 4th NAP came from behind to beat debutants P. Vizheto FC from Niuland 3-1. In one of the most exciting, competitive and thrilling match, both teams showed extraordinary skills and created numerous chances. It was not until the 43rd minute that the deadlock was broken when Nito (10) put Vizheto FC ahead. Unshaken, Forerunners FC immediately fought back and minutes later, in the stoppage time of the first half, left winger Nyethong Rengma beautifully found the back of the net from a long range free
kick. In the second half, both teams created chances but failed to convert any of them. Forerunners were again dependent on long range shots as midfielder Medoneituo (7) and Kezevituo (17) both scored from distance in the 77th and 85th minutes respectively. Seyiekhrietuo (10) and Kechie Kulembe (3) of Forerunners FC and Kato (7) of P. Vizheto FC were cautioned with yellow cards for unsporting behaviour. The patron for the match was Kevithuto Sophie, AIG (Supply) PHQ Kohima. Prior to the match a special number was presented by Keneisedenuo Zatsu. Nourhengunuo Zatsu, finalist of the Gospel Hunt 2016, also presented a song during the lemon break. Forerunners FC will take on defending champions Barak FC in the second semi-finals on October 20.
Sovima T20 Gold Cup: KBT, Sovima CC win Morung Express News Dimapur | October 18
Sovima Cricket Club and Kings Bird Tigers registered wins in their respective matches at the ongoing Sovima T20 Gold Cup on Tuesday. In a closely contested match, Sovima CC edged Blue Star CC by 2 wickets – the win coming off the penultimate ball of the final over. Blue Star winning the toss elected to bat and scored 123/7 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. The-
BMS Darbar vs Kings Bird Royal @ 8:15 am Razzle United vs Victoria CC @ 11:30 am Moonlight vs Arcane Warriors @ 2:45 pm jasel led the scoring with a breezy 56 runs from 51 balls. He was supported by Samik Das who scored a composed 34 runs from 38 balls. Tameed Rahman and Probal Borkotoki picked a wicket each for Sovima CC. In the run chase, Sovima CC lost wickets regularly as Blue Star’s Michael and Imli
Wati returned with impressive figures of 2/13 and 2/19 respectively in their 4 overs. However, Blue Star’s target of 124 proved to be a tad too low as Sedezhalie Rupreo with 22 runs from 26 balls and Jintu Mali with 21 runs from 32 balls helped Sovima CC reach 124/8 with one ball to spare. Blue Star’s
Thejasel was awarded the Man of the Match for his half century. In the second match, Kings Bird Tiger CC trounced Kings Bird Royal CC by 61 runs. Kings Bird Tiger winning the toss, elected to bat and put up an impressive 145 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in a game which was reduced to a 15-over match. The swashbuckling Akash Patil put in a man of the match performance smashing a 46-ball 81 runs. He was ably assisted by Ra-
vindra who scored a brisk 34 runs from 28 balls. Hekavi and Sedevilie picked a wicket apiece for the Royals. Chasing a mammoth 145 with a required run rate of over 9.5, Kings Bird Royal could only manage 84 runs losing 9 wickets. Hekavi with 15 runs from 22 balls was the only batsman to offer some sort of resistance to the Tiger’s bowling attack. Raj Kumar returned with bowling figures of 3/9 from 1.5 overs while Rakesh picked 2 wickets at an economy rate of 3 from the allotted two overs.
Tyson Gay, thousands in vigil for sprinter's slain daughter LeXIngton, octo ber 18 (AP): Thousands of people joined Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay at a candlelight vigil Monday night on a Kentucky high school track honoring Gay's 15-year-old daughter, who was fatally shot over the weekend. Gay stood on the track at Lexington's Lafayette High School where he and daughter Trinity excelled and he thanked people for showing support after the girl's death early Sunday after gunfire erupted outside a restaurant in that city. The teen's mother, Shoshana Boyd, also was present amid the crowd honoring her memory. “I want you guys to love each other, have peace and protect each other,” said Gay, who added that he was numb from crying over her death. “That's what Trinity would have wanted. ... Life is not a joke.” Many in the crowd wore pink and purple - Gay's favorite colors - with some holding balloons of those same hues that were later released into the air. Several pairs of track spikes hung from a fence along with a baton that said In Memory of Trinity.
Tyson Gay was surrounded by family and friends on the field at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Kentucky. (Reuters Photo)
Three men charged in connection with the shooting pleaded not guilty Monday and face an Oct. 25 court date. The three appeared via video before Fayette County, Kentucky, District Court Judge T. Bruce Bell. Bell set bail at $5,000 each for Chazerae Taylor, 38, and his son, D'Markeo Taylor, 19, on wanton endangerment charges. Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, is charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His bail
was set at $12,500. Bell will assign attorneys for two of them. The younger Taylor already has a lawyer. Lexington police say Middlebrooks was in the parking lot of the Cook Out restaurant early Sunday and fired multiple shots in the incident in which Trinity Gay was shot. Court records said the Taylors acknowledged firing shots. Gay told The Associated Press on Monday evening that in talking with police,
he believed his daughter was an innocent bystander. But he said authorities didn't reveal details of their investigation. Grief counselors also went to the Lexington high school Monday for students and staff, Fayette County Public Schools spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall said. Years ago, Gay had attended the same school as his daughter. Trinity Gay was a standout sprinter, placing in the top five in several events at the state championships
in May. Her father still holds the state record in the 100 set in 2001. Lafayette principal Bryne Jacobs, teacher Rhonda Mullins and girls track coach Crystal Washington all described Trinity Gay as friendly and outgoing. She dreamed of becoming a surgeon. “She was full of energy and life,” said Mullins, who had Gay in family and consumer science classes along with the Future Educators of America club. “She was a kid that everybody wanted to teach.” Jacobs said Trinity Gay's mother, who also attended Lafayette, had thanked him for support from the school and community, and noted that Trinity's life was something to celebrate. The emotions flowed before, during and after a candlelight vigil on the track where Trinity Gay excelled. Many others hugged and cried, but Jerome Brown, 16, held his feelings for his former teammate in check. “I don't want to cry, but it hurts a lot,” said Brown, who ran with Trinity Gay since she was 9. “I wanted to come here for her mom. With Trinity, when she was on the track, it was home.”
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