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Dimapur VOL. VI ISSUE 299


by Sandemo Ngullie

Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway

Kumar attends 43rd Governors Conference Dimapur, OctOber 31 (mexN): Governor of Nagaland Nikhil Kumar attended the 43rd Conference of Governors at New Delhi on October 29 and 30. The President of India, Pratibha Devisingh Patil opened the Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan. 18 Governors and Lt. Governor attended the conference. A statement issued by Public Relations Officer, Kuolie Mere said the President in her opening spoke about global recognition of India’s economic and technological power; the multiple challenges of terrorism; left wing extremism and insurgency; the need for evolving a viable strategy for increasing production; productivity and profitability in rain fed areas; the role of Governors in the context of the 6th Schedule of the Constitution of India and the need for a multi-pronged strategy to combat and prevent corruption.

Landowners write to AK Anthony Dimapur, OctOber 31 (mexN): In a very blunt letter addressed to the Union Minister for Defence, AK Anthony, the landowners and ‘pattadars’ of Dimapur have asked the Ministry to “disclose” the decision taken on the grievances of the landowners whose land are currently under Army occupation. The letter which is a “reminder” to the Defence Minister stated: “based on your commitment given to us…we are enquiring about what action you have taken for this prolonged delayed issue.” The landowners have also warned that “any delay tactics will compel the landowners / pattadars to take their own course of action for which the forum shall not be held responsible.” President of the landowners and pattadars association, Chupfuo Angami and Secretary K Thong has also asked the Defence Ministry to send the information through the DC Dimapur and have enclosed a mobile number for further contact. It may be mentioned thatateamoflandownersand pattadars had visited the Defence Minister on July 2, 2011 and shared their grievances. The Minister had reportedly agreedtolookintotheirgrievances and also asked them to send a reminded.

UNESCO gives Palestinians full membership


pariS, OctOber 31 (reuterS): The United Nations’ cultural agency decided on Monday to give the Palestinians full membership of the body, a vote that will boost their bid for recognition as a state at the United Nations. UNESCO is the first U.N. agency the Palestinians have sought to join as a full member since President Mahmoud Abbas applied for full membership of the United Nations on Sept. 23. The United States, Canada and Germany voted against Palestinian membership. Brazil, Russia, China, India, South Africa and France voted in favour. Britain abstained.

-Elbert Hubbard

chidambaram appeals to Manipur groups

NeW DeLhi, OctOber 31 (pti): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday appealed to the agitating groups in Manipur to withdraw their over three-month-old blockade of nationalhighwaysandassuredaction on the report of the District Reorganisation Commission (DRC). “My appeal to all groups, especially the Kuki groups and other groups agitating for a separate district to be curved out of JiriRs 250 penalty for not giving RTI info in one month? Believe me sir, I failed to furnish it due to…er… traffic jam!

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bam, that they should suspend their agitation and allow the DRC to look into the matter and give its report,” he told reporters in New Delhi. Mr. Chidambaram assured all groups that the Central government would certainly urge the Manipur government to act on the report of the DRC, once it is made available. The home minister said the blockade on national Highway

37 has entered the 92nd day on Monday and Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh has appointed the DRC and has requested both Kukis, who want a separate district for Sadar Hills, and the Meiti groups, who want a separate district out of Jiribam, that they should wait for the DRC’s report. Mr. Chidambaram said both sides were unwilling to budge from their positions and despite the blockade, the government of

Manipur with the assistance of the Centre, has been able to ply on an average 1,100 trucks with supplies every week to Manipur. “So, supplies are available in the valley except that prices are high... The peculiar feature of this blockade is although the valley, specially Imphal is affected, there are no protests in Imphal as such,” he said. Mr. Chidambaram said people understood that these were

two different groups agitating on an issue that has been pending many, many years and suddenly upped the ante. The chief minister has done the best possible thing under the circumstances mainly to appoint a DRC and its report is expected in next few months, he said. The Sadar Hills District Demand Committee launched the economic blockade on ImphalDimapur- Guwahati National

Highway and the Imphal-Jiribam-Silchar since August 1 demanding conversion of the Kuki-majority Sadar hills area in Naga-majority Senapati district into a full-fledged district. On the other hand, United Naga Committee, opposing the Kukis’ demand for granting district status to Sadar Hills, launched a counter-economic blockade on the same two national highways on August 21.

Welcome Nargis, the world’s 7-billionth human Rio wants early shift

LucKNOW, OctOber 31 (aLertNet):Wrapped in a white blanket, Nargis Yadav lies in the arms of her mother in a small rural clinic in north India -- one of half a million babies born around the world on Monday that will push the global population to the milestone of seven billion. The U.N.-declared landmark underscores the challenges faced by many countries in providing for the growing numbers of people on an already over stretched and crowded planet. Nargis was born in the populous state of Uttar Pradesh, one of the poorest regions in India, a country that could soon overtake China as the world’s most populated nation. Her parents, poor villagers who earn just over $100 a month, say they want her to go to school and be successful in life, but aid workers say this will be an uphill struggle, not only for her but others like her in the developing world. “The child will face a lot of challenges,” said Sona Sharma, director for advocacy and communications at the Population Foundation of India. “Getting proper nu-

Arti Kirloskar, secretary of the Plan India Board, presents the birth certificate to the mother of Nargis, a symbolic 7 billionth girl child, at the Community Health Center in Mall, about 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Lucknow, India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, Monday, Oct. 31. According to the U.N. Population Fund, there will be symbolic “seven billionth” baby Earth’s land and resources on Oct. 31. Already the second most populous country with 1.2 billion people, India is expected to overtake China around 2030 when its population soars to an estimated 1.6 billion. (AP Photo)

NSCN/GPRN Khaplang warns defaulting firms Dimapur, OctOber 31 (mexN): The NSCN/GPRN has issued stern warning to defaulting firms working in Nagaland. “The lethargic pace of progress of Centrally sponsored schemes, State plans, etc, when queried were mostly attributed to lackadaisical attitude of the firms/contractors and not due to paucity of funds,” NSCN/GPRN stated; adding that these derelictions has to a greater extent hampered the overall socio-economic growth of the state and the lacunae could possibly be bridged only through drastic measures. According to the note issued by the MIP, the NSCN/ GPRN stated it is glaringly obvious that several multimillion firms working in the state has failed to deliver quality output and timely execution of the projects. For instance, it added that,

numerous companies engaged in road projects funded by the Central government (PMGSY, NLCPR etc) has already elapsed it’s allotted timeframe. “The delay and low quality work not only causes unnecessary blockage of phase wise funding but also casts doubts on the credibility and potentiality of local entrepreneurs,” it noted. NSCN/GPRN further stated that it has been brought to their attention that several firms/contractors have already drawn the final bills even before starting the works on many road projects in Nagaland. In the interest of the public service, the NSCN/GPRN stated that, it would henceforth initiate stern action against any such firms found defaulting in its responsibility and commitmenttoworkforpublicuplift. Continued on page 5

tritional food, clean drinking water and even basics such as medicalcaresuchasimmunisations to help her survive the first few years will be challenging.” With the world’s population more than doubling over the last half century, basics like food and water are under more strain than ever, say experts, and providing for an additional 2-3 billion people in the next 50 years is a serious worry. Water usage is set to increase by 50 percent between 2007 and 2025 in developing nations, while food security remains a challenge with 925 million people going hungry. To feed the two billion more mouths predicted by 2050, food production will have to increase by 70 percent, the U.N.’s Food and Agricultural Organisation says. But climate change may be the greatest impediment to meeting this target, say experts. Growing numbers of people on earth is also resulting in rapid urbanisation, placing serious strains on towns and cities as migrants move from poor rural areas to richer urban centres. Continued on page 5

of new Dimapur HQs to Chumukedima

Morung Express News Dimapur | October 31

The new Dimapur district administrative headquarters is likely to be inaugurated by March 31, 2012, if the contractors and bureaucrats take the heed of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio. The Chief Minister, who inspected the new DC complex at Chumukedima on Monday, minced no word when he told the executive engineer (CAWD) and DC Dimapur, Hushili Sema, that he wanted the construction of the DC complex to be completed by March 31, 2012. Construction works of the new DC complex that started way back in October 2007, has been stalled by various hurdles though at present almost 80% of the works are done. Interacting with the Dimapur district officials, contractor and the executive engineer, Rio urged them to bring down the “cost and time” in completion of

the DC complex so that inauguration of the new district headquarters can be held within March next year. Responding to a justification of the engineers and architects that the completion of the DC complex construction was taking more than its usual time due to frequent transfer and posting of government officials including engineers, Rio said that this cannot be an excuse as transfer and posting of government officials was a “normal government procedure.” On the estimated cost of the project which has been revised from the original Rs. 14 crore to 19.2 crore, Rio remarked “the revision is always higher than the original estimate. This is very awkward. According to the architect and engineers incharge, the Chumukedima DC Complex is the largest DC complex in all districts and will house more than 20 government departments once it is completed. Continued on page 5

Show India we are not Backward – Rio

Dimapur, OctOber 31 (mexN): Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio is not too happy that the states of the North Eastern Region continue to be perceived as “backward, tribal” and “infested with troubles.” It is time the peoples of the region unite in their cultural strengths to show India and the world that the ethnic communities of the region are far from “backward.” Neiphiu Rio was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the one month-long Octave North East Cultural Festival, at the North East Zone Cultural Center at 4th tonight. One of the biggest ‘travelling’ cultural events organized annually by the NEZCC, the festival features peoples and communities from all the North eastern states of India. ‘India and the mainland have a different perspective; North East states have a different perspective,” Rio, guest of honor for the evening, told the gathered throng of participants and citizens at the NEZCC ground. “India thinks we are backward, tribal and infested with troubles.”

Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio seen here addressing the inaugural ceremony of the Octave North East festival at the North east Cultural Zone Centre grounds at 4th Mile in Dimapur, October 31. The chief minister appealed to the NE states to endeavor as one to change the perception of “mainland” that the NE peoples are ‘backward.’

This mindset, he said, is a challenge the communities of the North East must work together to do away with. “We should try out best to promote our culture; show India and the world that we are unique and can contribute to the country greatly,” the chief minister said. Neiphiu Rio implied that to do

away with the image of ‘backwardness’ north-eastern states have in the eyes of the “mainland,” they indeed have to first unite in their cultural strengths and the unique cultural heritages that all are owners of. “North East is greatly divided; I believe we should come together; we cannot stick to our won states;

we are too small to be recognized.” Toward this objective, the chief minister suggested, the states must be united in the knowledge that their culture is unique and that the common heritage is their strength which they can employ. One way, he said, is to have a common tourism “circuit.” Instead of having tourists come from “hundreds” and “thousands” of miles away to visit a “single spot,” he suggested to the gathering, the states must have a common “tourism circuit” to give tourist ‘an opportunity to see the cultural heritage of the entire NEs states as well.’ “We should be an asset to the country and not be a liability,” he advised. “Please carry the best wishes of NE to other parts of India.” Home Minister Imkong Imchen, Minister for Planning TR Zeliang and Minister for Agriculture Dr. Chumben Murry were among the host of dignitaries attending the event. During the event, troupes from across the north performed cultural items in the form of music and dancing.

Concerns over unchecked extraction of sand, boulders

Dimapur, OctOber 31 (mexN): The Dhansiri River Flood Control Board (DRFCB) has expressed concern about unchecked activities of sand extraction from the Dhansiri river bed and stone/sand gravel from Chathe River which is the major cause of soil erosion. DRFCB said that unless these activities are brought under control through systematic policy for exploitation, the effect of unchecked extraction will be disastrous. DRFBC Chairman, Hoketo Kiba said in a press release that while resources available in the rivers are to be exploited, it feels that the district administration

should intervene and bring out a systematic policy for extraction of sand, boulder and sand gravel from the river beds. DRFBC has suggested convening a joint meeting of ‘mahalders’ of sand, boulders and sand gravels and various government agencies and NGOs interested in preventing flood and soil erosions. In this connection, the DRFCB has reminded the deputy commissioner that the Board had requested for meetings on two occasions but there was no reciprocation. The Chairman said that since the information of the DRFBC, it has been trying to create

awareness, especially on river pollution as well as organizing meetings with the various colonies and settlements along the river banks. The main objective of the society is to prevent flood and control soil erosion on both the banks of Dhansiri River and its tributaries within the district of Dimapur. As soil erosions, both at Dhansiri River as well as the streams/rivulets connected to the River is very high, systematic investigation and control measures needs to be initiated early in order to contain the menace of soil erosion on its bad, the Chairman said.

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State observes Vigilance Awareness Week Book titled ‘Reponses to “Society needs a strong institution to keep check on corruption”

KOhima, OctOber 31 (Dipr): The inaugural programme for observation of Vigilance Awareness Week 2011 was held at the conference Hall of the Vigilance Commission, Kohima on October 31 with Chief Secretary and Vigilance Commission, Lalthara IAS as the chief guest. Lalthara called upon the gathering to renew their pledge so as to perform ones duty with discipline, sincerity and to do away with corruption. He said that the desire to own something that does not belong to us to the root of corruption and explained that we spoil ourselves and the society, when we try to take more than what we need. He said that every society is faced with corruption and needs a strong institution to keep a check on corruption. He was of the view that the anti-corruption bill and the Lokpal bill, which is yet to be passed, alone will not be sufficient enough to fight corruption if the people do not take

Chief Secretary Nagaland Lalthara administrating the Vigilance Pledge to the officers and staff during the observance of Vigilance Awareness Week held at the Conference Hall of Vigilance Commission Kohima on October 31. (DIPR Photo)

part in fighting corruption. He called upon the citizen to rededicate themselve because he felt it was important for the betterment of the society. We have a lot of ground to cover; he added and called upon all to contribute in fighting the evil of corruption in the society. The Chief Secretary also administered the Vigilance Pledge. District and Session Judge & TDP, Vigilance Commission, Khesheli Chishi while giving a short

speech said that the theme ‘Participative Vigilance’ is very befitting as it calls out to all to participate. She said that participation needs to be from top to bottom and that everyone is responsible in preventing corruption. An extempore speech competition for college students of Kohima was also conducted under the theme ‘Participative Vigilance’. 9 colleges took part in the competition. Konang Bangmei from Japfü Christian College was declared

the winner while Ruvuotuonuo Ruth from Kohima College and Emi Lotha from Model College were declared 2nd and 3rd respectively. The programme was chaired by Secretary, Vigilance Commission, Orenpomo Kikon while director and DIGP, Vigilance & AntiCorruption, JI Yaden proposed the vote of thanks. The officers and staff of Nagaland Civil Secretariat observed Vigilance Week on October 31 at the Sec-


Born on: 31st Aug.1960 Died on: 31st Oct.2011 Funeral Service of Lt. MHONO LOTHA wife of Dr. K.YIBEN LOTHA will be held on 1st Nov.2011 at 11:00 A.m. at Duncan Bosti House No.315.


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KOhima, OctOber 31 (mexN): The members of all Nagaland Power Department Meter Reader and Bill Assistant Association tender moral support for the genuine cause of demand, demanded by the All Nagaland Electricity Field Workers Association which included demand for regularizing 381 worked-charged, for filling the unfulfilled vacancies for enhancement of risk allowance of worked charged from Rs. 50 to Rs. 300 identical with the regular employees and for enhancement of uniform allowance from Rs. 500 to Rs. 700. Its Association vice president Temsu Longkumer joint secretary Ruokuovituo in a press release stated that “We are a

part and parcel of the same and therefore, as a matter of our bounded duty and responsibility”, declaring that in any circumstances, the Association shall stand together with the members of the All Nagaland Electricity Field Workers Association in their fight for the genuine causes and face any eventualities together. It added that in a social welfare state where government is the mentor and guarantor of Rights of its citizens, it is expected that the government will take serious note to fulfill the genuine demands raised by the All Nagaland electricity Field Workers Association at the fastest possible span of time for it is well settled that justice denied is delayed.

retariat Conference Hall, Kohima. Home Commissioner J. Alam chaired the function and Commissioner & Secretary Irrigation & Flood Control, R.B. Thong led the house in reading out the pledge. The House sang the National Anthem and pledged to work towards the growth and reputation of all organization through collective efforts and to provide value-based services to our countrymen. It also pledged to work for eradication of corruption.

Climate Change’ released

Dimapur, OctOber 31 (mexN): A book on ‘Responses to Climate Change’ edited by Dr. Abraham Lotha and Dr. Zuchamo Yanthan was released by Prof. Bolin Kumar Konwar, Vice Chancellor of Nagaland University at the Graduation Day function on October 29, 2011 at St. Joseph’s College. The book is a collection of papers presented at a National Seminar on Climate Change held at the college in 2010 as part of the Silver Jubilee celebrations. A brief note about the books reads: Climate change is a global phenomenon which the United Nations Climate Change Convention Copenhagen declared as “one of the greatest challenges of our time.” How does one respond to this challenge? Adapting to climate change is one way of responding to the inevitable. Yet, in order for one to respond meaningfully and intelligently, one has to first understand the problem. By critically examining the issues and debates on global climate change, this book

Cover of the book ‘Responses to Climate Change’ edited by Dr. Abraham Lotha and Dr. Zuchamo Yanthan, which was released at the St. Joseph’s College Graduation Day function on October 29.

brings together scholarship in India on the subject which helps to inform responses for a collaborative effort to combat climate change. Responding to the


Call for an innovative mind and based on the outward manifestations and the time of 1980s and 90s when a radical change Commissioner of excise Dima- in the field of literature was witpur, Maongwati Aier on Monday nessed. As such, Aier said, innovathrew a challenge to the young- tion was an ongoing process and sters to come together, think and in the 21st century too, evolution share innovative ideas in their and innovation was required. The chief guest also called for culture and literature to bring about positive changes. He point- giving more importance to secued out that the Nagas have “very lar education as much as religious little literature” comparing to learning was emphasized upon. others and recognized the need to He said there has to be a balance between the two ashave more authors pects in order to arand writers in the rive at a much wider particular field. perspective. Earlier, Aier, who was Aier released a methe chief guest at the mento. ZOOMMAX 2011 - a Head of departmega management ment, School of festival held at SEManagement StudTAM campus NU ies (SMS), Ditalak Dimapur felt that Mpanme said that holding such events ZOOMMAX was would definitely explore the minds Commissioner of excise a platform for stuDimapur, Maongwati Aier dents of different of the students to a great learning expe- at SETAM campus on colleges to share ideas and to learn rience. “This kind of Monday. (Morung photo) from each other. He cultural and literary competition will help us to evolve said it was important for students about our system and culture as to put into practice what they well as the literary world,” he said. have learnt and to develop their Stating that more and more working and managerial skills. ZOOMMAX is an annual culture and language were coming up in Nagaland, Aier said hold- management festival organised ing such healthy competitions by the MBA students of SMS. Alwould be helpful in learning more together 11 colleges from Dimaabout the varied cultures. “There- pur are participating in the fesfore, definitely innovation is re- tival in which some of the major events of competition include quired in this field,” he said. At a time when Nagas are for- debate, quiz, extempore speech, getting their language and script singing, dancing etc. The main in the midst of globalisation, this objective of the event is the apkind of competition will help in plication of management skills of learning about each other’s cul- the students beyond classroom and challenges them to do someture, Aier said. He made a comparison be- thing creative and innovative. tween the period of the 1950s and The festival will culminate on 60s when literature was constant November 1. Morung Express News Dimapur | October 31

challenge of global climate change is a collective responsibility and hence, the focus is on differentiated responsibilities according to one’s capabilities.

Prohibition on trapping & selling migratory birds WOKha, OctOber 31 (Dipr): In pursuance of the earlier order prohibiting trapping and selling of migratory birds in the whole Lotha area, the Administrator WTC, Anthony Ngullie has once again notified that, trapping and selling of migratory birds in Wokha district is strictly prohibited. It further cautioned that, anybody found trapping and selling migratory birds shall be dealt with seriously as required Under Section 51 of Nagaland Wildlife Protection Act of 1992, and a fine of Rs. 5000 (five thousand) shall be imposed against the defaulters as required U/S.470/471 of Municipal Act of 2001 and no mercy shall be shown to anybody.

AYO social awareness tour Dimapur, OctOber 31(mexN): The Angami Youth Organisation (AYO) has completed the first phase of its ‘Social Awareness’ tour of the district headquarters of Nagaland on October 30, 2011. The second phase of the tour will begin in the second week of November, 2011, and will cover the districts of Peren, Dimapur, Longleng and Mon. A press note issued by Aja Zinyü, secretary, press & information stated that the AYO team which began its tour on the October 27 from Kohima visited Wokha, Mokokchung, Zunheboto, Phek, Kiphire and Tuensang. Interactions and deliberations on various issues were held with the district administration, town councils, hohos and other NGOs in the districts. The AYO team led by its president Khrielievi Chüsi, which toured the districts included Rünavilhou, Puthuto, Sarovi, Vipel, Nini and Dzüzienuo. The AYO in the note also expressed its appreciation for the constructive discussions with the district administration, town councils, hohos and other NGOs as well as the hospitality received from the district administration in all the districts.

Villagers to carry out water quality testing periodically

Dimapur; OctOber 31 (mexN): Executive Engineer(PHED)RuralDivision, Dimapur P. Khetoi Sema today urged the representatives of more than 30 villages to join forces towards the preservation of the ecosystem, as its contamination has adverse impact on the general well being. Speaking at the Field Testing Kit (FTK) and Bacteriological vials distribution ceremony as part of the support activity under the National Drinking Water Programme 2010-11 at its office premises, he said that water borne diseases are very common in India, even though in western countries, it is almost nonexistent and attributed it to the contamination of water sources which has huge socio-economic impact. Touching on the salient features of the Total Sanitation Campaign and the ongoing construction of low cost Individual Household Latrines in selected villages, he further called upon the leaders of 35 villages under Dimapur district to vouch for eradication of open defecation and for proper solid and liquid waste disposal, adding that cleanliness drives led by WATSAN should be held at least 4 times in a year. He also stressed on more


Officials of PHED during the distribution of Field Testing Kit during the FTK and Bacteriological vials distribution ceremony.

women participation in the workshops and seminars which are in the offing. Mersen Walling, Project Engineer, Water and Sanitation Support Organization (WSSO) highlighted the various sources of water, pollution routes and its adverse impact on health, especially on children. Dwelling on water quality monitoring and surveillance, he said that water should be tested at frequent intervals, to ensure qualitative health. He said that though boiling of water kills bacteria, the usage of filters is the safest bet. He explained on the

dangers of water source depletion and harped on planting of more trees to conserve the environment. Spelling out the objective of the function, Sanitation and Hygiene Consultant, Imojungla Longkumer said that the FTKs were given out to the respective villagers so that they are aware of their water status. Stating that water is inevitable for survival, she termed the unseen and unwanted chemical contents as a ‘slow and silent killer.’ A detailed demonstration of the FTKs was done by Ravolezo, Senior chemist of the department

followed by an interactive session with the audience. Vote of thanks was delivered by Hukali, Junior Engineer, Kuhuboto subdivision. The village representatives also brought water samples, which are to be tested in the laboratory, results would follow shortly with suggested remedial measures, if necessary. The Field Testing Kits has been given to the selected villages for periodic testing of the village water supply quality. The function was attended by departmental officials, two representatives, one of which is the WATSAN committee chairman.


3 REgional/loCal Arunachal CM resigns, suggests By election victory boosts Cong in Manipur NSCN/GPRN condemns assault on two names for new CLP leader ANSAM prez Tuesday

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GUwAhATI, OCTO BER 31 (DNA): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin resigned today, capping weeks of dissidence against his leadership, and Congress Legislature Party left a decision on his successor to party chief Sonia Gandhi. Party sources here said that the new CLP leader would be selected by AICC president Sonia Gandhi tomorrow followed by swearing-in of a new chief minister during the day. Highly-placed official sources said Gamlin has in his resignation letter recommended the names of Power (Electrical) Minister Setong Sena and Finance Minister Kalikho Pul for the top post. Earlier in the day, a three-member team of AICC observers headed by Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, along with former DoNER minister B K Handique and party’s general secretary and in-charge of Arunachal Pradesh Dhaniram Shandil, held parleys with the Congress legislators here. Out of 42 Congress legislators, 40 signed a

Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Jarbom Gamlin. (PTI Photo/File)

one-point resolution auThe resolution "we the thorising Sonia Gandhi to party MLAs are authorizing appoint a new CLP leader Sonia Gandhi to nominate in the state. the CLP leader" was read

out to newsmen by Shinde. The other two party MLAs are the Speaker and Wangki Lowang. Lowang did not attend the meeting. The change in leadership was demanded by a majority of Congress legislators led by dissident leader and PCC chief Nabam Tuki. On October 29, both Gamlin and his party rival PCC chief Tuki had offered to resign from their posts. The AICC president had met both of them that evening. The rift between Tuki and Gamlin had become a major issue dividing the party along ethnic lines in the state with the majority of Congress legislators demanding Gamlin's resignation for his alleged 'authoritarian rule'. Gamlin was sworn in as chief minister on May 5 after the death of former chief minister Dorjee Khandu in a helicopter crash on April 30 this year. Besides Congress, Trinamool Congress has 5 members, NCP-5, People's Party of Arunachal 4, the BJP-3 besides a lone Independent in the 60-member House.

THE RESULT OF the byelections which were held in Chingai Autonomous District Council constituency in Ukhrul district and Phaibung Khullen ADC constituency in Senapati district has been declared and the Congress has won in the two Autonomous District Council (ADC) constituencies that went to poll on October 24 in Manipur, the results were declared today. The poll was conducted in the face of the stiff opposition carried out by the United Naga Council (UNC)

and its federating units. Congress candidate Wilson Satsang won the Chingai ADC seat by defeating his nearest rival and Independent candidate M Ningtam by 241 votes. Wilson Satsang got 1081 vote while M Ningtam secured only 839 votes. The total number of votes in the constituency was 3963, out of which only 1912 were validated and nine votes were rejected. In Senapati district, Congress candidate Saloni got 1579 votes, while his nearest rival Veini and Independent candidate secured1266 in the Phaibung Khullen seat. Saloni won the seat by a margin of

Police patrollers ambushed by GNLA

AIzAwl, OCTOBER 31 (NNN): Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) ambushed a police patrolling party in remote village of East Garo Hills in Meghalaya on Monday evening leaving two policemen injured and four others missing. According to a police source, policemen were on a routine patrol on the militant affected area along the National Highway 62 when they came under intense firing from a group of heavily armed cadres hiding in the forest. After a fierce encounter, the GNLA fled to a nearby forest leaving two policemen injured and four others missing. Inspector General of Police (IGP) (Western Range) G H P Raju informed NNN that the incident took place in a remote village located around 40 kms from the district

headquarters of East Garo Hills. Asked on the fate of the missing policemen, Raju said that a manhunt is on to nab the militants as well as to establish the actual fate of the missing men. The search team wasbacked by heavy re-enforcement of special trained CRPF Cobra force and police commandos, informed the police officer. It was learnt that the GNL team numbering more than a dozen was led by a senior cadre identified as Rakkam Sangma. Sangma was a cadre who worked under the direct command of the outfit's Commander-in-Chief Sohan D Shira and was active in East Garo Hills, informed another source in the Meghalaya police. Mentionably, today's incident was the second GNLA attack on police personel in the past two weeks.

Nagaland Designers Association Scanlab’s new unit to be inaugurated presenting launch show KOhIMA, OCTOBER 31 (MExN): The Nagaland Designers Association (NDA) will be having its launch show on the November 6 at Niathu Resort under the theme ‘Going Glocal- Emanating the indigenous’. This event will coincide with the Valedictory function of the Niathu Privilege Club Sports Festival. Holding a press conference here at the capital, the NDA members informed that the Chief Minister will officially launch the association during the event. Seventeen designers are taking part in the show which will have four rounds- Formal, Casual, Sericulture products and Designers Creative Masterpiece Round. Speaking to the Morung Express exclusively, the members stated that the association was born out of a great need for a proper designer’s body in Nagaland. Stating that there have been many instances where designers from Nagaland were mistreated during fashion shows, the members ex-

pressed hope that a premier association would help in ensuring respect and dignity for the profession. The NDA also wishes to promote the profession and encourage the youth to draw on their creative powers rather than being unemployed. If things go well for the NDA they will be organizing a fashion festival very soon where local designers will be invited to set up stalls and expose their talent. Kavili Kiba, Vice President, NDA added that the NDA will have strict guidelines for admittance into the association, a person who wishes to be a member would need to have a minimum qualification of a years diploma in the profession. The NDA emphasizes amongst others its objectives to promote traditional weaves and motifs while also opening grounds for employment to promote local artisans. Infact the launching show will display creations fused with traditional motifs stressing on the traditional.

‘Life Consumer Society’ launched in Dimapur DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 31, (MExN): “Life Consumer Society &RTI” was launched behind the town hall in Super market complex at 2 pm on October 30.its motto is “Fight for your right & act right now” Khekuto Tuccu, President, Life Consumer Society & RTI, Dimapur in a press note stated that the society is a non-profit earning, non proprietary and it would l promote and protect consumer interest i.e. to render free services to the aggrieved consumers who feels cheated by unscrupulous traders in any way. It was mentioned that the society would forward the complaints of the aggrieved consumers for reMore Local News on Page 4 and 5

dressal to the appropriate authority District Consumer Forum and it shall further render the same service to the Government if the Government policy works in the interest of the consumers.The society had also told the citizens to feel free and approach the society for further legal awareness. Regd. No. 2027

LOST NOTICE I, Mr. Retsung, am applying for a duplicate copy of Class 11 pass certificate as I have lost it. (Regn no: 917650 of 2009) Name: Retsung F/Name: Sangmong Name of School: MGM Higher Secondary School, Dimapur Year appeared for exam: 2010


I, Athihrü D. Robvüna, am applying for a duplicate copy Admit Card of HSSLC as I have lost it Name: Athihrü D. Robvüna F/ Name: Dehe Robvüna M/ Name: Lophro Robvüna D.O.B: 22.03.1993 Name of the School/centre: Baptist High Higher Secondary School Name of the Examination: HSSLC Roll No.: 1127084 Year: 2011 Result: F


Dated 18/10/2011

I, Smti. SABITA LAMA, daughter of B.B. Lama do hereby solemnly affirm and declares as follows: 1. That, I on behalf of myself wholly renounces and abandons the use of my name JASEN NORBU LAMA and declared willfully. 2. That my name JASEN NORBU LAMA will be known as SABITA LAMA and which shall be entered as my real official name. 3. That the above declaration is clear and true to the best of my knowledge and I declared from this day I shall be called as SABITA LAMA for every purpose and have affixed my signature on this day 16-09-11 before the 1st class Magistrate at Kohima. Identified by Gauhati High Court Kohima Branch, Nagaland

AFFIDAVIT Dated: 31st October 2011 By this deed, the undersigned ATUO MEZHUR SEKHOSE (New Name) previously called PELEZOTUO ATUO ANGAMI (Old name), doing RETIRED FROM SERVICE(give profession or vocation) and resident of LOWER MIDLAND, KOHIMA (address) solemnly declare:1. That for and on behalf of myself and my wife and children and remitter issue wholly renounce/relinquish and abandon the use of my former name/surname of PELEZOTUO ATUO ANGAMI and in place therefore I do hereby assume from this date the name /surname may thereafter be called, known and distinguished not by my former name/surname, but assumed name/surname of ATUO MEZHUR SEKHOSE. 2. That for the purpose of evidencing such my determination declare that I shall at all times hereafter in all records, deeds and writings and in all proceedings, dealings and transactions, private as well as upon all occasions whatsoever use and sign the name of ATUO MEZHUR SEKHOSE as my name/surname in place and in substitution of my former name/surname. 3. That I expressly authorize and request all persons in general and relatives and friends in particular at all times hereafter to designate and address me, my wife, my children, remitter issue by such assumed name/surname of ATUO MEZHUR SEKHOSE accordingly. 4. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my former and adopted name/surname of PELEZOTUO ATUO ANGAMI and ATUO MEZHUR SEKHOSE affix my signature and seal if any, this 31st day of OCTOBER 2011. DEPONENT Signed, sealed and delivered by the deponent. Rotary public Kohima: Nagaland Regd No.2/99

In the near future, the NDA hopes to get enough support to open a ‘Designers Showroom’ in Kohima which will promote local designers and give them an opportunity to access public interest. The NDA is headed by Rosou Rhi as President, Kavili Kiba as Vice President and Modovina Mocha as Secretary. The Impact team has to its credit Mrs. Bambi Longchari, Senior Designer and Imcha Imchen, National Designer. The event is sponsored by the Department of Art & Culture; Co-Sponsors are Department of Technical Education, Hotel Crown (Dimapur) while Morung Express will be the Media Partner.

DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 31 (MExN): For the first time in Dimapur, Dr Agarwal’s Scanlab brings the Digital xray and 4D Ultrasonography to Dimapur. The Unit will be inaugurated by Azheto Zhimomi, Parliamentary Secretary Sericulture, Government of Nagaland on November 1st 2011 at 5:00 pm at Dr Agarwal’s Scanlab, Golaghat road, Dimapur. It was mentioned that Dr B.L Agarwal is accredited and considered to be the pioneer for establishing first nursing home in Dimapur in early seventies with the facility of x-ray and blood transfusion. Today,

LOST NOTICE I, Imsujungla Jamir, am applying for a duplicate copy of my Under Graduate Teacher Admit Card for UGT Interview conducted on 19th August 2003 as I have lost it. Name: Imsujungla Jamir Roll No.: 1473


Sd/- Publicity Secretary PNU

PrESS rELEASE This is to inform the Poumai Community that, the interim Order served dated 17th April 2011 (PNU) to parties involved in the 15th April incident at Khamsom Forest to abstain from any kind of action/retaliation shall not remain in force. Further, Poumai Naga Union (PNU) shall not be responsible for any unwanted consequences/ unprecedented incidence that may arise. Sd/- Publicity Secretary PNU


Candidates seeking admission may take note of the following informations: Class A 1. Date of issue of Admission forms: 7th Nov. 2011 (9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon) 2. Last date for submission Admission Forms:30th Nov. 2011 3. Date of Draw of lots & interview of students and Parents: 7th Dec. 2011 (9:00 AM- 1:00 PM) Register by Paying Fees 4. Last date for registration: 9th Dec. 2011 Class B-5 1. 7th Dec.2011 Entrance Test for Class B-5 at 9:00 AM 2. 8th Dec. 2011 Entrance Test Result at 9:00 AM All selected candidates MUST PAY REGISTRATION FEE immediately on Result Declaration day or lose seat. All textbooks and copies are to be bought from school on the following dates from 8:30am – 12:00 noon. Mr. Aheto Sumi Principal Christian Hr. Sec. School Dimapur: Nagaland


AFFIDAVIT Dated: 31st October 2011 By this deed, the undersigned MENGUBEINUO MEZHUR SEKHOSE (New Name) previously called MENGUBEINUO MEZHUR (Old name), doing TEACHER (give profession or vocation) and resident of LOWER MIDLAND, KOHIMA (address) solemnly declare:1. That for and on behalf of myself and my wife and children and remitter issue wholly renounce/relinquish and abandon the use of my former name/surname of MENGUBEINUO MEZHUR and in place therefore I do hereby assume from this date the name /surname may thereafter be called, known and distinguished not by my former name/surname, but assumed name/surname of MENGUBEINUO MEZHUR SEKHOSE. 2. That for the purpose of evidencing such my determination declare that I shall at all times hereafter in all records, deeds and writings and in all proceedings, dealings and transactions, private as well as upon all occasions whatsoever use and sign the name of MENGUBEINUO MEZHUR SEKHOSE as my name/surname in place and in substitution of my former name/surname. 3. That I expressly authorize and request all persons in general and relatives and friends in particular at all times hereafter to designate and address me, my wife, my children, remitter issue by such assumed name/surname of MENGUBEINUO MEZHUR SEKHOSE accordingly. 4. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my former and adopted name/surname of MENGUBEINUO MEZHUR and MENGUBEINUO MEZHUR SEKHOSE affix my signature and seal if any, this 31st day of OCTOBER 2011. DEPONENT Signed, sealed and delivered by the deponent. Rotary public Kohima: Nagaland Regd No.2/99

Scanlab brings leading and quality imaging services to Dimapur. Scanlab strives to provide reliable diagnostics; fast turnaround times and quick appointments with professional well- trained staff. The center would be run by two in house well trained radiologists with their commitment to quality diagnostics. With all modern diagnostic facilities under one roof, like digital x-ray, ultrasonography, colour Doppler, lung function test and modern pathology laboratory etc, the unit will immensely benefit the denizens of the town and neighboring places.

The Poumai Naga Union (PNU) uphold the Order of Poumai Naga Customary Court (PNCC) dated 1st October 2011 to litigants (Khamsom and Tingsong Village ) to abstain from appearing/ approaching other Courts before the clearance of the compensation over the property damages meted out in the forest of Khamsom. Therefore PNU directs any Organization/Courts not to entertain the case.


I, Mr. Veku Vero, am applying for a duplicate copy of Class-9 (Nine) Passed Certificate as I have lost it. Name: Veku Vero F/ Name: Süzove Vero M/ Name: Vekhohülü Vero D.O.B: 08-03-1991 Name of Exam: Class-9 Promotion Exam, 2007 Name of School: Govt. Higher Secondary School, Phek Year result passed: 2007

313 votes. Out of 2832 total votes, valid votes were 2805 and 27 voters were rejected in that constituency. The concerned Returning Officers (ROs) handed over the certificates to the respective successful candidates. Elections for all the Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) in Manipur were held last year in two phases but due to the opposition to the ADC poll by the UNC some constituencies could not go to the polls. Meanwhile, the victory of the two Congress candidates will give immense boost to the party for the forthcoming assembly election in the state.

AFFIDAVIT Dated: 31st October 2011 By this deed, the undersigned THUNGDENO MEZHUR SEKHOSE (New Name) previously called THUNGDENO ATUO ANGAMI (Old name), doing HOUSEWIFE(give profession or vocation) and resident of LOWER MIDLAND, KOHIMA (address) solemnly declare:1. That for and on behalf of myself and my husband and children and remitter issue wholly renounce/relinquish and abandon the use of my former name/surname of THUNGDENO ATUO ANGAMI and in place therefore I do hereby assume from this date the name /surname may thereafter be called, known and distinguished not by my former name/surname, but assumed name/surname of THUNGDENO MEZHUR SEKHOSE. 2. That for the purpose of evidencing such my determination declare that I shall at all times hereafter in all records, deeds and writings and in all proceedings, dealings and transactions, private as well as upon all occasions whatsoever use and sign the name of THUNGDENO MEZHUR SEKHOSE as my name/surname in place and in substitution of my former name/surname. 3. That I expressly authorize and request all persons in general and relatives and friends in particular at all times hereafter to designate and address me, my wife, my children, remitter issue by such assumed name/surname of THUNGDENO MEZHUR SEKHOSE accordingly. 4. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my former and adopted name/surname of THUNGDENO ATUO ANGAMI and THUNGDENO MEZHUR SEKHOSE affix my signature and seal if any, this 31st day of OCTOBER 2011. DEPONENT Signed, sealed and delivered by the deponent. Rotary public Kohima: Nagaland Regd No.2/99


DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 31 (MExN): While condemning the assault of ANSAM President on October 24 by an Assam Rifles Major, the NSCN/GPRN has stated that nothing was “more criminal in the eye of the law when the keepers of law and order violate the law deliberately”. “And everything looks disgusting when disciplinary code of conduct is not maintained by the forces that has gained much notoriety than anything else. This is the sorry state of affairs when we talk of Assam Rifles”, stated a press note from the MIP. The NSCN/GPRN stated that the October 24 incident in Senapati when ANSAM President was harassed insulted and humiliated has come as big blow to the whole Nagas and as such strongly condemned “such unruly behaviour committed by Major Marathi”. “What is Assam Rifles Authorities upto when no disciplinary action is placed on such officer that has tarnished the image of the AR? This deceptive silence will naturally be construed as higher authorities indirectly (or directly) encouraging such display of high handedness to provoke the Nagas”, the MIP note stated.




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Ten years of World Vision India in Mon

NCCW Aizawl tour

KohIMa, october 31 (Mexn): The Nagaland Council for Child Welfare led by Atula Jamir and Lilon Limichhane, both teachers in the Highland Hall School, Naga United Village, Dimapur are proceeding with 6 children to Aizawl to attend National Learn to Live Together Camp from 31 Oct -5 November. Its general secretary issued press release stating that the objective of the Camp is a National Integration sponsored by the ICCW, New Delhi where dancing, singing, physical exercise, group interaction, cultural programme, lectures by resource persons and sight-seeing will be the main events. The participants are Veselu Puro, Rokovi-ü, Sashiaküm, Zojamo Kikon, Tohanba, Raizune.

NPF Longleng Division meet

KohIMa, october 31 (Mexn): As per the direction of NPF Central office, the Longleng Division NPF party Executive Committee members and party workers/leaders meeting was held on 18 October at Phom Peoples’ Council Hall Longleng under the convener chairmanship of Y.B Angam Phom. The house unanimously elected A. Büshi Phom, president divisional longleng and Shoknyei Phom as working president under longleng division and also all frontal organization under Longleng division and proposed central office bearers. The programme was also attended by parliamentary secretary, RD & REPA, S. Pangnyü Phom, H.Nyemli Phom, former parliamentary secretary and CEC member 49 Tamlu A/C. A press release issued by H. Bangtick Phom, Secretary NPF Nagaland in-charge Longleng, stated that the guest encouraged the NPF party workers and leaders under Longleng division to strengthen the party and support the leadership of chief minister Nephieu Rio and Dr. Shürhozelie, president NPF Nagaland.

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Mon, october 31 (DIPr): World Vision India, Mon ADP celebrated its 10 year subsistence in Mon District, Nagaland on October 26. To commemorate the event, a day long program cum exhibition show was organized at Town Council Hall, Mon town to celebrate the goodness and faithfulness of God under the theme “Empowering through learning and walking with the Konyak Nagas towards sustainable and transformational development”. The program was graced by Deputy Commissioner Mon Angua I. Thou, as the chief guest and Company Commander 6 Assam Riffles, Mon KK Singh, as the guest of honour. In her speech, Deputy Commissioner, Mon Angau I. Thou said that sharing her experiences with the Children’s club previously has provided many new learning from innocent children and inspired her to be more committed and work with the children and fight for their rights. She sought more support from the parents to offer good guidance to the children and understand the importance of “right to education” as an entitlement for them. She urged the communities from the 20 villages to consider as “privileged” people to be sponsored by World Vision India, thereby setting good examples for the other villages as well. She also insisted on creating greater sense of ownerships among the people and to preserve the beautiful infrastructures/ facilities provided by the Govt. as well as the World Vision. She congratulated the World Vision for facilitating the communities in coming together and emphasized on working together as “partners” in the days to come. Lastly, she appeal the community that “development” in its true sense is not only socio-economic prog-

Voices of Progressive Farmer

1. King chilly, the hottest chilly in the world, project have been a major program initiated in Pongkong village since 2006 on large scale. Since then, mass of the community have adopted King chilly cultivation as a major crop for enhancing their economic income. Various self-help groups, which were initiated by the World Vision, are also collectively involving in production of King chilly on a large scale. The harvest is done from June-December every year. A farmer can wage Rs. 120 per kg (fresh) and dried chilly are sold at Rs. 1200 per kg. At an average, one farmer can yield crop twice a week, which offers an approximate income of Rs. 1, 00,000 to Rs. 1, 50,000 in a year. This year, the highest crop yielded by an individual in a harvest was estimated about 75 Kgs. Phangtai, a progressive farmer shared his interest and the advantages of opting for King chilly rather than Jhum cultivation because it offers a better income. He added, “it’s interesting and easier to cultivate King Chilly rather than working in paddy fields.” 2. Another program initiated by World vision to ensure food ress alone but also to promote “peaceful co-existence” which immensely contributes for a society to develop. K. K Singh, the Guest of Honor for the program, in his short speech, shared some of the possible areas where World Vision and the Assam Riffles can jointly work together to bring transformation in the community. He revealed some of the schemes that can be availed from the AR like Computer sets, health facilities, and project for King Chilly and tea plantation. AD, PMO Guwahati Samuel Therieh, speaking on the occasion urged the community to develop a sense of ownership and extend better support and cooperation from different stakeholders and the community. He drew the attention of the participants to focus on the well being of every children

securityinthecommunityispineapplefarminginHongphoivillage.Currentlyaround60–70householdshavecultivatedpineappleintheirfarms.Apartfromsupplyingsuckers,theorganization has imparted various trainings on juice & jam production with the assistance of KVK in the village. The Pineapple juice is sold at Rs. 50 per bottle. The harvest is done twice a year, which generates around Rs. 10000, Rs. 15000 per individual. Most of the products are exported to Mon town and also to Assam. 3. Shiyong is another village covered by the World Vision program where Tea plantation has been a major activity. Nearly 60 households and 3 SHGs are engaged in this program. A proud tea farmer of Shiyong village expressed his experiences after he started growing tea in the village. “I am looking forward to expand my tea garden further”, he added. Perhaps the following reasons would justify his statement; harvests are usually done from March to October every year and one farmer can harvest 3 times a month, which would provide 300-400 kgs per one harvest. These fresh leaves are usually exported to Assam at Rs. 10-15 per kgs.

and how important it is to include them in the process of development. PM of Jorhat ADP Paul, also encouraged the parents and other well wishers to actively support the program for the welfare of the children. Some of the major achievements and transformations accomplished by the World Vision in the last 10 years were shared by NR Kithan. He highlighted the earlier confrontments the Organization had to breakthrough in the community for development. Chairman of Pongkong VDC Jameth, spoke on behalf of the VDCs. He acknowledged the yeoman services provided by the World Vision India to the community. He also testified the progress made in villages with the support of the organization-like better health care

Consumer society calls for peoples’ active participation DIMaPUr, october 31 (Mexn): A Dimapur based consumer rights society – Life Consumer Society & RTI launched its services for the welfare of the public on Sunday, October 30. With its office located at Super Market, it opens its services for the interests of consumers and help out people intending to make use of the RTI Act. President of the society Khekuto Tuccu, during the launch on Sunday said that it was formed with the objective of helping out people with consumer grievances and wishing to obtain information through the RTI Act. He said that it is a government recognized society, registered in 2009 under the Registration of Societies (Nagaland First Amendment) Act 1969. It consists of 17 other members drawn from various parts of Dimapur district. Consumers may feel free to approach the society with their grievances, Tuccu said while also calling for the public’s cooperation. He added that in Dimapur, traders are indulging in malpractices which must be stopped; and further sought transpar-

programs and awareness, Road connectivity, water supply, education and economic up-liftment programs. Representing the sponsored children of Mon ADP, Anei reflected the changes she, as a sponsor, has observed in the communities, particularly the increase in literacy rate among the children. She also expressed gratitude for creating a platform to form Children’s Club, which has provided them privileges to know more children and realizing that “Unity is possible among us.” Such initiatives have generated more awareness on child rights entitled for the children. She also expressed her joy for opening opportunities to build their careers by providing vocational trainings and also for encouraging to attend schools by making available of

materials like notebooks, umbrellas, school bags, study lamps, water filter, rain coats etc. she concluded her sharing “Our present village is much better than those years we knew before.” It may be noted that, the World Vision, Mon Area development Programme is covering 20 villages under Mon district. Some of the major achievements of the organization in the last 10 years are: Low Immunization coverage of the children has increased from 3.9% 1n 2001 to 65% in 2011 in all the covering sites by creating awareness. Nutrition of the children has been scaled up in all the intervention areas from 51.3% - 81% through different awareness programs and by educating the mothers. Enrolment to educational institution among the school going age group has made a great leap in the last 10 years. It has amplified from 56% - 96%, by creating an enabling environment for the children like construction of schools, footpaths to schools and supply of furniture and materials. Ensuring safe drinking water in almost all the villages has been a big step forward initiated by the program. It has increase from 14.2% in 2001 – 86% in 2011. Recognizing that socio-economic instability has been one of the biggest challenges in this part of the region, the Project has undertaken many development activities to enhance income and sustainability of the people. Food security programs like pine apple, broom, tea, king chilly, cardamom cultivation in large scale, Youth empowerment/ focused programs like vocation trainings- computer, ANM, GNM and Economic based programs - cash for work programs are some of the undergoing programs provided.

KSU felicitate UPSC/NPSC and meritorious candidates

KohIMa, october 31 (Mexn): The Kyong Students’ Union (KSU) organized felicitation programme for the UPSC/ NPSC successful candidates and Meritorious (Toppers) on 21 October at DBHSS Youth Centre Wokha. Thomas Ngullie, Member General Council (NIEPMD) Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India graced the occasion as the chief guest. Addressing the gathering Ngullie said the world is now moving fast where India is one of major country who join the South East Asian Region and keeping external support the GOI has implemented the look east policy where a concern Naga should not miss the opportunity but to join the bandwagon. He also asserted the vision 2020 where the GOI has initiated since 2008 and pointed out that the state alone has only 1600 crores of annual budget but the centre is wanting more to pour crores of rupees spePresident of Life Consumer Society & RTI, Khekuto Tuccu alongwith other cially to the north east region therefore one members of the society during the launch on Sunday, October 30. (Morung should not miss this goal in achieving our Photo) aspiration, he added. ency and fairness in the functioning of The motto of the society is, ‘Fight for Ngullie appealed not to miss the bandthe many government departments. your right and act right now’. wagon where political and economic

should come forward and joining the rally. He acknowledged the successful candidates and urged to be men of principle in shaping the future irrespective of their assignment, as the system lies ahead where it is their duty to strengthen the system of the state with sincerity. He was accompanied by Mhonchumo Ovung, General Secretary (Administration) Nagaland Youth Congress. The programme was marked by a speech delivered by President KSU, Subenthung Kithan, special number by Choir, Cistus School Wokha, Male voice by Chandemo & friends. Choir WTBC leaded the Hymn Number. Anthony Ngullie, ADC Wokha and president Kyong Eloe Hoho Thungchano Tsanglao also delivered word of encouragement for upcoming students was also delivered by all the successful candidates. Fr. Anto, Rector, DHSS Wokha invoke God blessings. Special prayer for the successful candidates was pronounced by Rev. Sulumo Ezung, Pastor WTBC and benediction by said Rev. Nyanchumo Lotha, Associate Pastor, WTBC. Vote of thanks was delivered by Mr. Renchio Murry Secy. Finance KSU.



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TKLI condemns AR actions


NSCN/GPRN Khaplang warns defaulting firms

The NSCN/GPRN stated it would intervene and restrict such firms from participating in any future bids, adding that the liabilities scuttling the growth and development of the Naga society by these corporate/ professionals must be avoided at any cost. Further, such firms would be blacklisted and appropriate measures imposed, it warned. The NCSU has also been asked to exercise judicious supervision over its members and ensure quality and diligent performance. The irresponsible members should be disowned and disqualified.

Rio wants early shift of new Dimapur HQs to Chumukedima

The three storeyed building has a plinth area of 25,618 sq ft in the ground floor, 27,364 sq ft in the first floor and 16, 719 sq ft in the second floor. Besides, the complex will have a big conference room (60X43 sq ft). DC Dimapur Hushili Sema, SDO (C) Atokhe Sumi, EAC Chumukedima and Chumukedima Town Council (CTC) Advisors led by Chief Advisor T Shuya, Chairman of Chumukedima Village Council and Chumukedima Village Youth and GBs and DBs of Chumukedima, were also present during the inspection. Meanwhile, CTC chief advisor T Shuya has called upon all citizens of Chumukedima to welcome the shifting of Dimapur district administrative headquarters to Chumukedima.

Welcome Nargis, the world’s 7-billionth human

“The issue of population cannot be seen divorced from the aspect of resource or energy footprint,” said Parvinder Singh, head of communications for ActionAid India. “The largest drain continues to be in the West which have traditionally consumed, and continue to, massive volumes of resources because of a life-style and purchasing power that far exceeds that of so-called high population poorer countries.” Demographers however point out that in richer nations, fertility rates have nosedived, resulting in declining numbers of people and an imbalance between the working population and retirees who need expensive social safety nets. Experts say policies geared to population challenges need to be more targeted. “Where population is shrinking, we need family friendly policies. Where numbers are growing, we need policies to ensure women have access to family planning,” said Babatunde Osotimehin, head of the U.N. Population Fund, adding 215 million women want reproductive health services but do not have it. “If governments do not act, we will put further strains on the resources that we have.”

C.H Manwang Ph.D in Political Science

Tangkul Katamnao Long Imphal (TKLI) in strongest term condemned the beastly acts committed to Graceson Kashung and Thangmei Hungyo on October 27 at Khudengthabi by 31 Assam Rifles A Coy. On that fateful day both of them who are bonafide members of TKLI were heading for a visit and for buying goods to Moreh from Imphal with Rs 20,000/- in their custody. As soon as they reach the check post of Khudengthabi, they were taken to their camp and on enquiry they showed their identity cards to show and proved that they were innocent civilians hailing from Ukhrul district but presently staying in Imphal. The 31 Assam Rifles who were all drunk and who called themselves proudly as "Friends if the Hill People" adamantly refused to accept their pleadings. They forcefully took away Rs 20,000/from them and after that they resorted to third degree method of interrogation by giving them electric shocks which is not allowed by UN Convention. The Assam Rifles did not stopped there they resorted to beating, kicking and punching. They were beaten black and blue just because they did not admit themselves that they were NSCN (IM). Moreover, they stood firmly for truth till the last. TKLI questions the sincerity, honesty and credibility of Assam Rifles in words and deeds. We are of the opinion that all the good programme initiated by the Assam Rifles in the hills for the last many years under MCA programme have became in the sight of the innocent civilians at large is just for a mere show and a lip service. No one is safe and secure under

India which claims to have the largest democratic Army in the world. If a person is not safe during cease fire how can he or she be saved when there is no cease fire? TKLI demands (1) Return of Rs 20,000 (2) Compensate the Medical expenses of the victims (3) Book the Assam Rilfes at the earliest. Further, YKLI also condemned the assault meted out to ANSAM president Kumo on the night of October 24 at Taphou. Senapati by personnel of Assam Rifles lead by one Major Marathi the outpost Commander of Kanpokli. TKLI viewed the assault of ANSAM president very seriously and considered the incident as an insult to the Nagas. TKLI will extend all possible co-operation to UNC and indecent behavior is never expected from a well trained officer who belongs to one of the biggest democratic country, India in the 21st Century. Pamreiso Raiping president Yangmi N Shimray general secretary

DIC general manager informs This is to inform to all the PMEGP beneficiary of 2008, 2009 and 2010 under DIC/KVIC/NKVIB under Peren district that there will be a meeting on 2nd Nov, 2011 at DC Conference hall Peren. All beneficiaries are inform to attend the said meeting positively. (P. Tokugha Achumi) General Manager DIC, Peren

Notice This is to inform all the students that the Ad-hoc Committee of KUDA (Dimapur) Angami Students’ Union will

conduct a general meeting of Kuda (Dimapur) Angami student Union on November 4 at CAKU Office. Time 3 pm to fill up the vacant post of K (D) ASU office bearer. Therefore all the students are informed to attend the general meeting positively and if any interested candidate for the vacant post they can submit their name on the said meeting.

also a practically god fearing women, also a practically God fearing women of substance. The Association joins the family in grieving during such an hour of sorrow. The Association prays that her soul will rest in peace in the caring hands of the almighty, and may the almighty give solace to the bereaved family.

Keneiselie Angami, Secretary, K (D) ASU K Medom Angami Convenor, K (D) ASU

Thungbemo Shitiri, information secretary DKSA Francis K Ovung, press secretary DKSA R Victor K Lotha, president DKSA

CLCSUD informs This is to inform to all the students of City Law College Dimapur, that the College Students’ Union is collecting a sum of Rupees 300/on account of Freshers’ day cum parting social programme and is also going for an educational tour to Delhi, Mumbai and Goa, on the last week of November 2011. The students are requested to pay the said amount for freshers’ day cum parting social programme to the office clerk without fail. And the students who are interested for an educational tour are requested to submit their names with a sum of Rupees 5500/- to the president (8575661441)/ general secretary (9615397965) on or before 15th of November 2011. Vilito Sema president CLCSUD

DKSA mourns The undersigned on behalf of Dimapur Kyong Sports Association deeply mourn with the family during the untimely demise of late Y Mhono Tungoe, wife of Dr Yinben Lotha, who was not only a wife, mother but a role model for all mothers, an inspiration to every women,

LOCAL NEwS 20394 children vaccinated in Mkg district

Kohima, october 31 (mexN): The Vice Chancellor, Nagaland University declared C.H Manwang, as provisionally qualified for the Degree of Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) in political science of the university. A notification issued by Vice Chancellor, NU, Bolin Kumar Konwar, said “This is subject to ratification by the Academic and Executive councils of the university”. The topic of the thesis is “The Political institutions of the Angh system of the Konyak Nagas, A changing Dimension”, and the supervisor is Dr. H. John Sema.

IMFL seized

Kohima, october 31 (mexN): The Excise duty party at the check gate under the command of Akum, AIE seized a total of 272 number of cane beer, 157 bottles of Rum, 36 bottles of whisky, 36 bottles of gin an 36 bottle of beer during the period from 17-23 October. The arrested persons were penalized under NDPS Act 89 and the seized articles deposited in the Malkhana. This has been brought to notice by Superintendent of excise & Prohibition, Kohima.

Farmers training cum demonstration held

Dimapur, october 31 (mexN): A one day farmers training cum demonstration programme on preservation of fruits and production technology on field Pea was held on 29 October. Resource person Virginia, Programme officer KVK Porba and Hannah SMA KVK Porba spoke on production technology on field pea and preservation of fruits. Demonstration of jam, pickle and squash making was also witnessed while field pea was also distributed to the farmers. The programme was chaired by Sanenfü Magh, SDAO Meluri BTT Convener while welcome address was delivered by Nekholü Rhakho BTM.

moKoKchuNg, october 31 (Dipr): Measles catch up campaign in Mokokchung district schedule from October 10 to 31 was carried out successfully with a total no. of 20394 children (9 months to 10 yrs) been vaccinated till date. According to the district immunization officer Dr.

Chubatola, the campaign was a success in the district with support from the District Administration, all department concern, Village Council, Churches, Ward Council, Teachers, ASHA’s and Anganwati workers. She also expressed gratitude to the Rotary Club of Mokokchung for their support in opening

a vaccine centre having fixed seasons at the Rotary House, Mokokchung. Dr. Chubatola also said that during the campaign there was no report of any adverse events such as reactions by the vaccine dose. She also mentioned that routine immunization program would be started in the district after 6 months.

Demonstrative Art Workshop cum Exhibition at Dmr Dimapur, october 30 (mexN): Closely following the concluded Regional Artists’ Workshop at Kohima, which was participated by eminent artists from all over the country, the Department of Art & Culture in collaboration with NEZCC is organizing a Demonstrative Art Workshop cum Exhibition by eminent artists of the state from November 1 to 5, 2011 at the Town Hall, Dimapur. Painters and Sculptors will exhibit their works and demonstrate their art during the week long program, which will be inaugurated by Deo Nukhu, Advisor for Art & Culture, Nagaland on November 1, at 1:00 pm. A press note issued by K. Kughazhe Yeputhomi, Director, Art & Culture

stated, “Promoting creativity in our youth is an important task pursued by the department through various activities and forums. The visual arts influence man in one way or another. Different art forms speak different languages and everyone responds to art emotionally, intellectually, physically or spiritually. Promoting good art helps development of positive mentality in the society. The visual arts are also the best medium to preserve and propagate the cultural values of the society. Workshops and Exhibitions are the best platforms to identify our young talents and to promote them to state level and beyond”. The Department thereby invites all art lovers to visit the workshop cum exhibition.



59 A/C Sitimi-Seyochung, NPF party appeals

No.AC/HLF /1/2011-12

YSUK flays abduction of its leader

The Department of Art and Culture in collaboration with the Department of Tourism is organizing the Hornbill Literature Fest, to be held at Bamboo Hall, Kisama, on 5th December, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. The purpose of this event is to showcase Naga writing talent by bringing together writers, critics and publishers for a time of inspirational encounter. It will encompass a range of readings by authors, talks and an interactive session. It will also be an opportunity for authors to promote their books and foster a love for literature and writing to the audience. As the Hornbill Literature Fest is strongly focused on local participation, we invite Nagas who have written books on any theme OR anyone who has published a book on Nagaland to come, participate and be part of this occasion. Kindly confirm your participation and register by November 20, 2011, by contacting Director, Art and Culture, during office hours. Phone / Fax no: (0370) 2260133. We look forward to your participation. Your presence will take this event to a higher level and will be an encouragement to all.

Kohima, october 31 (mexN): The 59 A/C SitimiSeyochung, NPF party appealed the central executive (NPF) to intervene on the recent reorganizing of Party NPF at Kiphiri on 20 October where the independent party elected themselves as office bearers and organized the party leaving out the NPF party. A press note issued by L. Tsanio Sangtam, Ex-candidate, NPF party, 59 A/c Sitimi Seyochung and K. Toshiho Yepthomi, President NPF Party, 59 A/c Sitimi Seyochung reteriated stated that they will not accept the recent organization which was purely done on their favor. “The independent party has no right to interfere on the party reorganizing”, it added and appealed the higher authority to resolve the issue at the earliest so that there will be no misunderstanding within the party. Kohima, october 31 (mexN): Yimchungrü Students’ Union Kohima (YSUK) condemned the abduction of its leader Shelumthong Yim, Vice President Yimchunger Tribal Council, on October 10 by some unidentified miscreants. Union has determinant that such deteriorate incident whichhappenonitsleaderandsaidthatkidnappingandtorturing innocent and dedicated Public Leader would never bring any changes or solution rather it would create chaos and havoc among the Naga Society. YSUK appealed the law enforcing authorities to check such desperadoes groups or people for violating the law. President, YSUK A. Khiungmong Yim in a condemnation letter has appealed the Law Enforcing Authority to take up the matter positively to bring amity among the Naga Society also the esteem Legal Authority to find out the vehicle of the victim and take appropriate action against the culprits to avoid such inhuman

Tuesday 1 November 2011

Dated Kohima, 29th Oct. 2011


I. HIMATO ZHIMOMI, IFS. Commissioner & Secretary

TSUD informs This is emergency information to the all Tangkhul student (Class V to University level) in Dimapur to report to the office of Tangkhul Student Union Dimapur as early as possible for registration and census of members. Ignore if the office representative have reach you. We also would like inform you that our Student Union will be organizing a get-together programme for the tangkhul student on November 12, 2011 under the theme “Learning and Living together. Secretary, TSUD.

DSC Ahuna fest The Dimapur Surumi Community (DSC) is celebrating Ahuna Festival on November 14 at the residence of Er. Hutoi Shikhu EE (Irri), Thilixu Atosa, dimapur at 10:00 am with Shetoi Yepthomi MLA, Chairman, NHHDC Govt of Nagaland has consented as chief guest. Therefore, DSC informs all to reach the venue by 9:03 am and also specially inviting all Surumi-in-laws to share a love and joy in celebration of this festive together. Solomon L Awomi




Your daily Meetings, Appointments, Information and Reminder column

JACWR calls meeting on November 1 The Joint Action Committee on Women Reservation (JACWR) comprising of NMA, Watsu Mungdang, ENWO, NWHD and TWO has convened a meeting on November 1 at the LCS Building at 11.00 am. Therefore all tribe apex women organizations and Kohima base women organizations are requested to attend the said meeting positively.

NPYC emergency meet on Nov 3 The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) secretary in-charge of Nagaland state Mahendran and Pradip Rahuthar PRO IYC will visit Nagaland on November 3 for launching of statewide Youth Congress Membership Drive. A press note issued by general secretary (admn) Joshua Swu stated that in this connection, the Nagaland Pradesh Youth Congress has called for an emergency state executive meeting to be held at Congress Bhavan, Kohima, on November 3 at 11:00 am. All the NPYC officer bearers, Districts Youth Congress presidents are requested to attend this meeting without fail. For further information, contact NPYC office during office hour.

Pentecostal Convention from Nov 3 to 6 The Pentecostal church will observe its Annual centre Convention and Divine Healing services at local ground Kohima from 3-6 November.

YMS to conduct PwD parents consultative meet on Nov 4 The Yingli Mission Society (YMS) will have a consultative meeting with Longleng district parents of Persons with Daisabilities (PwD) and NGOs working with PwD on November 4, 2011 from 2:00 p.m at YMS Training Hall near Lempong Junction. A press note issued by Themjen Phom, Secretary, YMS stated that the NGOs representatives for the said meeting should be able to make decisions on behalf of their society. Further, all the PwD Parents attending the meeting are also informed to bring the disabilities certificate issued by concerned medical board.

SNUNS meet on Nov 5 South Nagas’ Union of Nagaland State (SNUNS) has convened its general meeting on November 5, 2011 in Mao Community Hall, Kohima (Near the office of Irrigation Department, below Raj Bhavan), at 11:00 am to discuss the Lui-Ngai-Ni celebration (South Nagas’ seed sowing festival) of 2012 to be held in Kohima. The South Naga Tribal Hohos based in Kohima, Dimapur, Peren, Mokokchung, elsewhere in Nagaland state are informed to attend the meeting with maximum members without fail.




Dated Kohima, the 31st Oct 2011

In supercession of the previous order No. ED/ CON/HC-02/2011, the UGT (2003 fresher candidates) court case oral interview timing is re-fixed to 9.00 AM. S/d(N. Khevito Sema) Director



NO: - CE(R&B)/TB/NLCPR/2009-10/544

Dated Kohima, the 28th OCT. 2011


In partial modification to this even letter No dated 14th Oct. 2011, wherein NIT was published on 18th Oct 2011 in the Local daily papers for the work as mentioned below, the date of opening is re-fix on 8th Nov. 2011 at 2 PM. Other terms and conditions remain same. SL. NO.

Name of work

Length in Km


Construction of Road from Zero Point Sanis to woroku Village 27Km under NLCPR


Estimated Earnest Money ` in lakhs Time for cost ` in completion lakhs Local 1% Non-Local 1.5% 22.54.35




(Er. D.Mero) Chief Engineer PWD (R&B) Nagaland: Kohima


Dated Kohima the 31st October, 2011


NO.NPSC/ADVT/NON-TECH/1-2010 : In pursuance to Nagaland Public Service Commission’s Advertisement No. 2/2010-2011 dated 31st March,2011 and Corrigendum dated 11th April, 2011 and Addendum dated 1st June 2011 and 14th September 2011, this is to notify that the Written Test for NCS/ NPS/NSS & Allied Services (Main) Examination, 2011 will be scheduled from 12th December, 2011 onwards. Individual Call letters along with Routine will be sent Individually by post. Those selected candidates who are not in receipt of Call letters by 6th December, 2011, may contact the Commission during Working hours. For further information candidates may visit Commission’s Website at (KELHOUSETO NAKHRO) Deputy Secretary Nagaland Public Service Commission Kohima



NO.IND/DEV/HORN-BILL/314/03: Interested Entrepreneurs are hereby invited for allotment of stall at the Bamboo Pavilion, Naga Heritage Village at Kisama during the Hornbill Festival from 1st to 7th Dec.2011 An amount of ` 2500/-(Rupees two thousand five hundred only) will be charge per stall for 7(seven) days and the banner will be provided by the department. No TA/DA will be paid to the participants. Application in plain paper with detail address and contact number may be submitted to the Director of Industries & Commerce, Nagaland, Kohima on or before 19th Nov.2011. Sd/(Er.Thekruneituo Kire) Director of Industries & Commerce

The Morung Express is introducing “Public Space” as part of our intention to provide deliberate space for the opinions of the people to be expressed and heard through this newspaper. Nonetheless, The Morung Express points out that the opinions expressed in the contents published in the “Public Space” do not reflect the views and position of the newspaper or the editor.


The Power of Truth

The Morung Express TuEsDAy 1 NovEMbER 2011 vol. vI IssuE 299

Rebuilding Dimapur


s part of the anti-social awareness campaign planned under the aegis of the Naga Council, civil society and concern citizens including business establishments in Dimapur erected hoardings against extortion, illegal taxation, kidnapping and anti-social activities in and around Dimapur and took to the streets from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2011. The feelings and concern of the public is understandable given the near lawlessness prevailing as evident by the daily menace of extortion, kidnapping and all sorts of criminal activity taking place. One can therefore sympathize with the decision taken to call for an anti-social awareness campaign. Because of the commercial value and scale of business taking place in a place like Dimapur, everyone wants to cash in on the moolah. And therefore Dimapur and its businesses has now become the hunting ground for all kind of money extraction—whether in the form of extortion, collection, donation, corruption etc. Every one of us will have to share the blame in making Dimapur what it is today—a place for lawbreakers. With the growing importance of Dimapur as a trading centre and also its strategic location along the busy National Highway 29 which is also bordering Assam, it is obvious that the government of Nagaland will have to do some serious thinking on improving the present Dimapur both as a commercial hub and as a model cosmopolitan district. We have already suggested in this column that the government come out with a separate vision document for Dimapur and its people. This should include all aspect related to the overall development of the commercial hub. All of us are aware of the challenges such as the unmitigated urban growth, poor infrastructure and the perennial problem of security/policing. There is a grave concern over the way the city has deteriorated in terms of both quality of life as well as the absence of law and order. Besides the need for government’s intervention, all those who have a stake in the well being of Dimapur should come together under a common platform and start the process of rebuilding Dimapur into a city that all of us can be proud of. The latest initiative of the Naga Council to conduct an awareness campaign against antisocial activities and involving all section of the people is therefore a welcome move and needs to be supported. We can take encouragement from a similar experience mentioned in the Bible about how Nehemiah took up the responsibility of rebuilding his own community and city which was torn apart by corruption and decadence. Like Nehemiah we need to pray and ask for God’s help. Nehemiah’s mission was rebuilding Jerusalem and also purifying the Jewish community. So therefore, merely fighting crime will not be enough. We will need a revival of our sprit, a reawakening of our moral values and repentance on the part of those who commit crime and do wrong. Without transformation of our wicked ways we will not achieve the peace and progress that we want in our lives and in our community. Fighting against crime and anti-social elements through rallies and protests is a good beginning. We need to however incorporate a spiritual dimension to this people’s campaign to save Dimapur. And if we sincerely pray and undertake our mission then maybe restoration of our land and reform of our people that we want to see will be much easier to achieve.

S O U N D BITE Our efforts for rapid progress and development can have their full impact only if we curb corruption in public life and improve the processes of governance. I believe this is the right time to move decisively in this direction Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Corruption is largely responsible for alienation of sections of the society; inefficiency and disruption of the service delivery mechanism. It also perpetuates inequality, causes of poverty and human sufferings and above all, the scarce resources meant for public benefit or productive economic activities are wasted, effecting the very economic growth and development of the country Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio


Source: The Hindu

Conquering malaria



hen the World Health Organisation published its revised guidelines for malaria treatment in March 2010, just four years after it came out with its maiden version, an editorial in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) was quick to highlight its significance. It was a “testament of how quickly malaria control” had developed and a “marked reduction in the global burden of malaria” had been achieved. A WHO report now confirms this assessment. There has been a 20 per cent drop in the number of malarial deaths during the last decade — from about one million deaths in 2000 to about 800,000 in 2009. The number of infections fell from 233 million to 225 million. About a third of the 108 countries where the disease is endemic may be able to eradicate it in a decade if all targets continue to be met. In India, the annual number of confirmed cases has remained “stable” at 1.5 million since 2007. But according to a 2008 WHO report, the number of cases reported by countries was “only 37 per cent of the estimated global incidence.” And the gap between reported numbers and true incidence “was greatest in [the] South-East Asia region,” where 10 of the 11 countries were malaria endemic. This gap certainly exists in India. The data collection is poor and is mainly confined to the nine States that are highly endemic — Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, and West Bengal. The battle against mosquitoes can be won when an efficacious vaccine becomes available. Interim results of a Phase-III trial undertaken in seven African countries on more than 15,000 children of two age groups — 6 to 12 weeks and 5 to 17 months — show some promise. Fifty-five per cent protection was seen in children belonging to the older age group. However, efficacy declined with time, and adverse events like meningitis and seizures were observed in the vaccinated children. Although complete results will be available only by 2014, WHO has taken the “unusual step of recommending” the vaccine for use in some African countries by 2015 if the final results turn out to be favourable, as The New England Journal of Medicine notes in an editorial. In the absence of a vaccine, insecticide-treated mosquito nets and indoor spraying will continue to be the two potent preventive weapons. Though the preventive tools were able to cut malaria cases and deaths by half in 11 African countries, the malaria control programme could be declared successful only when the disease ceases to be a mass killer in Africa and South-East Asia.



Maxim Kantor

Rise of the lumpen elite: is this really what we fought for? The great battles waged on behalf of democracy in the 20th century have ended in crisis, proposes the painter and novelist Maxim Kantor. Shares in ‘democracy’ have crashed, while globalisation has led to the rise of a new super-rich lumpen elite which does not even notice that the world is on fire.

Democracy The 20th century drew to a close after a world war lasting 100 years to decide the best model for the future and the most effective method of crowd control. The options considered included war communism, a corporate state, the Soviet model of centralised democracy, national socialism, an open society directly linked to a market economy, a federal and confederate state etc. The concepts of democracy and liberalism had lost any meaning as ideals of social development and become simply mechanical. 30 years ago the word democracy was synonymous with freedom. 70 years ago people went to their death for democracy, imagining that they were dying for freedom. But then they suddenly discovered that their enemies in the battle also described themselves as free and democratic. The majority of Soviet citizens were convinced that the USSR had democracy, but… there was democracy in the West too. So what was the point of the Cold War? What was it trying to achieve? Are there perhaps several kinds of democracy? Does each nation have its own? Perhaps democracy goes through stages of development, where each new stage is quite unlike the preceding one? Today’s citizens have suddenly understood that democracy is merely a system of government with nothing ideal about it at all. Churchill’s much-quoted epigram “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the other forms that have been tried from time to time” is as accurate as Lenin’s mantra that “Marx’s doctrine is all powerful because it is true.” It’s not difficult to see that both statements are a kind of incantation. It was suddenly clear that the word ‘democracy’ is absolutely no cure-all remedy for totalitarianism and that democracy can contain grains of totalitarianism, and can be oppressive. Religion and democracy The beginning of the 20th century was marked by unbelief in the Western world. It needed to gain confidence in preparation for its conflict with the religious East. But faith was running out.


he Congress-led UPA ruling coalition intends to apply the quota formula to Muslims in a vote-garnering gambit. Numbering about 150 million, Muslims constitute the largest minority group, with the potential to swing poll results if they vote as a block. The Congress and its socialist and communist allies, in fact, nurtured the politics of minorityism by stridently supporting the community’s right to follow the Islamic Personal Law even if all others are governed by a modern civil code in social and personal matters. The Constitutional directive to enforce a uniform civil code has thus been shamelessly flouted. Not that the concession has benefited the community, which, on account of the tyranny of mullahs and clerics — who issue draconian fatwas so as to terrorise their flock — is seen largely to be ghettoised, chary of identifying its interests with those of the nation, in general. The outcome of such contrariness, overriding reluctance to join the mainstream and lack of empathy with the concerns and beliefs of the majority Hindus, who out-number Muslims over eight times, is the gradual relegation of a large part of the community to a twilight zone, bypassed by the forces of modernity. Deprivation and backwardness are their lot. That, at least, is the popular perception, bolstered by facts. The notorious Shah Bano case, with the Rajiv Gandhi-headed Congress Government intervening in 1986 to repeal a Supreme Court order, awarding maintenance to the 70-yearold divorcee by her former husband, bears testimony to political stymieing of attempts at reform. All ethnic and religious groups have a right to observe their own customs

Our sacred democracy had been an object of faith for Western civilisation. It had to a certain extent supplanted religion, claiming to be not just a social model but an expression of universal humanity. Then suddenly it was no longer sacred. This crisis was comparable with the crisis in Christianity at the time of the Reformation, provoked by the selling of dubious ‘democratic’ indulgences. Problems of ideological inflation The problem was not rapid changes in the Gazprom share price, nor was it the volatility of the stock market. The problem was that the shares in the West’s core company ‘Democracy’ had suddenly lost their value. You can print another trillion dollars. You can even

corruption an inherent element of democracy? If not, then why is there no alternative to the rule of corruption? The pathetic social contract in operation under socialism has been destroyed. But no new contract has replaced it and the vacuum has been filled by a nationalist ideology. The only language people can still understand is the voice of blood. Once the social contract collapses there is no other language. The lumpen class These days, when the shadow of the Weimar Republic hangs over us all, when the voice of blood is as powerful as it was in the 30s, we have only one consolation: in our capitalist world there is no longer a lumpen class which could become the engine for a new fascism.

conquer inflation. But how can you overcome ideological inflation? Recent events remind us of Plato’s analysis of democracy. Ancient democracy, once a model for the world, evolved into mob rule and tyranny. After all, it was a democratic court that condemned Socrates. As for the Roman republic, we all know how it developed from republican consul to emperor. In Russia today Putin is frequently compared with Augustus. What do we need to treat – the symptoms or the disease? Now the opposition has decided it would like to remove the KGB colonel who is democracy’s representative. But how will this change the situation which allowed a KGB colonel to become president of a democratic state in the first place? In our 21st century we have surrendered to the trappings of democratic power and forgotten the lessons of the past and what that battle was all about. In Russia this question is now more urgent than ever. Did we really fight for a capitalism with no trade unions? For an oligarchy? For a society far more class-ridden than previously, even under socialism at its most mediocre? Is

"The rich have grown richer, the poor poorer, and common history and a common goal have ceased to exist. We keep on thinking we live in the same society as before. But we don't: the middle class has lost its rights and the ruling class has been lumpenized. The lumpenized class is the elite." The lumpen proletariat has morphed into the manager class. No one is concerned about ownership of the means of production any more, because once labour is moved to the periphery it is no longer part of our civilisation. What we value now is not the product, but the symbols, because they are safe. In the world of symbolic exchange agreement can always be reached! But there IS a lumpen class! It determines the course of our history today even more powerfully than it did in the 30s. This new class is prepared to sacrifice the world. It is the lumpen elite. The first result of the policy of globalisation is the creation of an elite which belongs to no particular country and is dependent on no government or regime. It rises above history, culture and tradition. The lumpen proletariat represented danger from below, from

Quotas are just unfair Playing with reservations for politics is dangerous

Anuradha Dutt and religious code. But when politicos misuse these to play one group against another, fuelling anxiety and terror of the ‘other’, it results in suspicion, conflict and communal violence. The stratagem also engenders insularity and isolation. The politics of minorityism has served to marginalise Muslims by keeping them trapped in a time bubble. Insurgency in Kashmir owes as much to Pakistan-fomented jihad as to the ill-conceived Article 370 of the Constitution, which, in seeking to accentuate the people’s identity, prohibits non-Kashmiri Indians from acquiring property there. This has only managed to promote separatist tendencies, with the Kashmiri Muslim leadership seizing every opportunity to underline the exclusivity and special status of Kashmir in a bid to coerce our policy-makers to fall in line with it. A blackmailing tactic that ensures no lasting peace in the state while maintaining the power status quo, revolving between a few stakeholders. Outside cities and towns, a secular education, the preparation ground for a future career and employment in the Government or private sector, or migration for jobs overseas, is over-shadowed by indoctrination in madrassas, run by bigoted theologians. The most vicious fallout of such politics is the

unending spiral of terrorist violence, with local accomplices facilitating jihadi aims. The Congress and its allies, however, viewing Muslims as a prized vote bank, treat jihadis in Indian jails with kid gloves while focusing on Hindu ‘terror’, if such a thing exists. Hence, the dilly-dallying over meting out punishment to Afzal Guru, convicted for the December 2001Parliament attack, and Mohammed Kasab, one of the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack in November 2008. The reservations plan is the latest example of the policy of appeasement, favoured by parties that accord more importance to their own fortunes than to national interest. Union Minister of Minority Affairs Salman Khurshid is reported to have written to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to consider including Muslims in the Other Backward Classes at the national level, as proposed by the Rangannath Mishra report. Mr Khurshid apparently supports this course because it will neither “fall foul of the Constitution” nor the “courts”. But it will certainly be contrary to religion as the very system of quotas as a mean of empowerment for selected categories among Muslims is alien to Islam. A cardinal principle in Islam is the


the lower strata of society. The lumpen elite is isolated from society and is twice as dangerous. The lumpen upper class has come into being during the present crisis, which can be seen as a contemporary version of the classic 'collectivisation.' It bears all the hallmarks of the collectivisation of the 1930s. Both resulted in financial redistribution. Both involved the suppression of the the middle class, the very stratum that is the engine and culture medium of democracy. The rich have grown richer, the poor poorer, and common history and a common goal have ceased to exist. We keep on thinking we live in the same society as before. But we don't: the middle class has lost its rights and the ruling class has been lumpenized. The lumpenized class is the elite. The lumpen elite has created its own parallel history and meta-language, as inaudible to society as the shouts of the crowd are to the elite. The ‘avantgarde’, that mantra we invoke, has become purely decorative and has no real relation to any real social processes. Artists used to call themselves radicals because they wanted to get away from the art salons and deal with the real problems of life. Art today describes itself as radical because it is so far removed from life that it has become an artificial language. The new democratic salon has become the icing on the new cake of society. The lumpen elite is not dependent on society; it chatters away in its own joyful, daring language, without noticing that the world is on fire. This has happened before. The enlightened world used to speak artificial Latin, whereas the plebs used barbarian dialects. The great Dante took a step towards the Italian language and made the whole world take part in the Divine Comedy. The world today has taken a step away from a common language towards an artificial language. Having lost the aesthetic paradigm – Christian or democratic – which brought together the beggar and the rich man, we have lost the criteria for making judgments. The world of categoric values has collapsed. And look what is rising from the ruins. It will very soon become clear to what extent democracy as part of the market was responsible for the rise of this new lumpen class. Events are developing at breakneck speed. We are sitting on the edge of the crater and listening to the lava swirling below, thinking that we have overcome the dangers and that liberal values have triumphed forever. Just look at the builders of our world – Lenin, Stalin, Hitler and Churchill – and those who came after them – Putin, Berlusconi, Blair, Sarkozy, Bush and the rest. Are you sure that this is the result we fought for throughout the long 20th century? Are you really? equality of human beings. An oft quoted Quranic verse has Allah say: “O Mankind! We have created you from a male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you in the sight of Allah is he who has most righteousness among you”. This verse is deployed to illustrate the point that righteousness alone makes one superior, if that is the correct term, in God’s eyes. Neither birth nor lineage, or beauty, wealth and accomplishment matter. In this context, the following story is commonly cited, hinging on an exchange between the Prophet Mohammed and an unprepossessing bachelor named Jowaibir. The Prophet urged the man to get married, and with the help of his wife, fulfil his temporal and spiritual needs. Jowaibir replied that he lacked high birth, wealth and good looks, and so, which woman would marry him? In reply, the Prophet stated: “O Jowaibir! God has changed the individual’s worth through Islam. Many people were high-placed in the pre-Islamic society and Islam brought them down. Many were despised non-entities and Islam bestowed them with honor and high rank and brought them up. Islam abolished the un-Islamic discrimination and pride of lineage. Now all people, irrespective of their color and origin, are equal. Nobody has superiority over others but through piety and obedience to Allah. Among the Muslims, only that person would be higher than you whose virtues and deeds are better than you. Now do as I tell you”. Clearly, reservations in Government jobs and educational institutes lack religious sanction. Source: The Pioneer

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1 November 2011


Special Recruitment Drive: An Issue


he infamous special recruitment drive has invited many sections of people for the past few weeks to share their views and opinions each favouring their own community/clan directly/ indirectly logically. I myself also wanted to pen down some few points as from my personal understanding which compels me to write up. Long before, during the British rule there was lots of difference between the hill areas and plain areas. In hill areas, there was nominal administration with the powers & function lays in the hand of the village chief. In all the hill areas there was no tax except the annual house tax which was collected at the rate of Rs 2/which indicated the acceptance of British Suzereignty. But unlike hill areas, there was various taxes imposed in plain areas. In 1874, the province of Assam was created and placed one chief commissioner with its headquarters at Shillong. And with the creation of this new province even the Naga hills which was earlier under the Bengal had merged to the province of Assam. Another act was passed which was known as the Assam Frontier tract regulation II of 1880 and this was extended to all the Hill areas. Under this regulation the Deputy Commissioner was given all the administrative powers over the district. In his capacity, D.C gave freedom to village chief to settled the disputes in traditional system. So all the pity cases was settled according to villages system. So now the isolation of hill areas continues. There was introduction of inner line regulation of 1873 which restricted the entry of outsider into the hill areas, because there was frequent connection between hills and plains men during 1872-73 which resulted to frequent raids of plains men by hills men. So Govt. passed this regulation in order to prevent the unpleasant situation and this regulation gave power to Governor General of Bengal to make line. So in this demarcation no British subjects were allowed to go to Hill areas without a special permit and as such the tribal’s were made to maintain/ manage their own affairs. So Govt. called this areas as ‘Backward Areas’. All the hill areas in NE except Khasi, Jaintia, Garo & Mikhir hills were called as ‘Backward areas’. So the purpose of calling this areas as Backward is because of less development. Another constitution of change

Members of All Naga student's association protesting for the resolution of long standing tensions revolving around the integration of Naga regions, in New Delhi. (Tribune Photo/File)

which came in form of Govt. act of 1919 which gave power to Governor General of India to declare any areas as ‘Backward tribes’. And the Governor of Assam will govern this area as an agent of Governor General. The Naga hills district also came under this backward tract. The Governor of Assam administer this areas through his agencies like DC’s, ADC’s, S.D.O’s, and some local people like G.B.s &D.Bs. The British Govt. appointed a statutory commission under Sir John Simon in Nov. 1927 to study the situation in India and also to make a assessment of how to make further progress of constitutional reform. Some members from this commission against of calling tribal’s as ‘Backward areas’ to be something very offensive,. So they change into ‘excluded areas’ and was divided into two categories i.e, 1. Excluded areas i.e, purely inhabited by tribal’s and 2. Partially excluded areas i.e, plains men and tribal’s were mixed up. In this excluded areas there were less development. However, partially excluded areas were advanced the excluded areas but this areas was also still backward in the reform of the constitution. The Govt. Act of 1935:- this act was placed according to the recommendation of Simon commission. This act stratify into 2 category

Secluded areas: 1. Naga hills district 2. Lushai hills district 3. North cachar sub-division of cachar dist. 4. Frontier tracts (A.P) Partially excluded areas:1. Khasi & Jaintia hills 2. Garo Hills 3. Mikhir hills track of Nowgoan & Sibsagar district After India gain his independence in 15th Aug. 1945, the same arrangement continued except that the discretionary powers of the governor were withdrawn i.e, hence he had to act on the advice of the ministers. In the Indian constitution the words of freeness appeared, excluded & partially excluded areas disappeared. They were replaced which this categories come to be known as scheduled tribe and they received certain special privileges & exemption, especially if they were residents in those special areas. In the India constitution the 5th Scheduled of the constitution applies to others tribals areas of the country but the 6th Scheduled gave special provision for the hill areas of Assam. The new constitution in fact, improve the old arrangement i.e, it modifies the special facilities and gives room to widen their scope previously the emphasis was given on the protection of

the tribals but now it includes both protection & development of the tribals. From the above realistic and logic history, there is no worth mentioning that particular community/ clan as ‘Backward’ or ‘Forward’. If ‘Backward’ we all are Nagas and we settled to lived in Naga Hills. In case, if fellow Naga brothers and sisters were still barbarian , savagery or primitive till today then obviously each and every Naga should join hand to uplift than nothing more but only for the sake of being Naga. Generally speaking, this is not attacking or criticizing any group neither individual but this is only personal views which I wanted to ask to fellow Naga brothers and sisters. Firstly, This year (2011) if the Govt. has allotted 10 EAC posts (which is highest and prestigious status in the state) to 10 communities only. However then in 2012 does the Govt. ready to offer another 10 EAC posts to remaining tribes???(there is no point of conducting NPSC rather its better to conduct by respective HOHOS) Secondly, Govt’s decision is not an ordinary decision once passed the decision and put into action………. I wonder for how many years it will go on…..and on……. (wanna know the answers) why because Govt. is Govt. its not that the Govt. resolve the decision today and will dissolve the decision tomorrow. So before implement or put into action, think twice! Dear leaders………… Thirdly, If DAN govt. really do care the 10 tribes by offering 10 EAC’s posts is that enough?? What about other developmental activities………. Their share development activities will go to other remaining tribes???( in retaliation to 10 EAC’s post) I wish if UPA govt. also do the same like DAN Govt by offering 10 IAS’s post to Nagas. Excuse me, why because we called ourselves as ‘Backward tribe’ in comparing with other Indians Lastly, Dear fellow Naga brothers & sisters lets not divide ourselves by insisting special recruitment drive but rather lets all avoid offering and march towards excellence because we all can excel if we all put an effort and hard labour!! Kuknalim. Bokavi Achumi M.A History & Archaeology Nagaland University

Chaga Gadi festival for social Transformation


Tunchapbo s.P.

haga Gadi/Ngee is the biggest and most important festival of the Liangmais. Today the Liangmai community celebrates this festival in almost every villages, towns and cities where Liangmai resides with cultural showcase and grand feast usually in the last part of the October 30th and 31st. It is a festival of purification, sanctification, rededication, reconciliation-peace and harmony, sharing of resources and a festival of honoring God for of showers blessings which brings good harvest and good health. Chaga Ngee has a great impact in the Liangmai society making their lives moving and meaningful since the days of yore. However, since the coming of Christianity, the church regards the celebration of traditional festival of CHAGA GADI as anti-Christian; it was considered as secular and worldly. In other words, it was profane. Today liberation from enslavement to secular and sacred is needed. In fact, the gradual awareness of the religious values of traditional festivals came some few decades ago. Gradual liberation slowly accommodated the Liangmai traditional festivals into the folds of Liangmai society. Today, contemporary Liangmais have begun retrieving and reinterpreting traditional festivals, in particular CHAGA GADI with the aims of contextualizing and reviving the lost culture. Here some of the characteristics of CHAGA GADI and its application for the social transformation were enlisted in the following elements as liberating the Liangmai in particular and the Naga society as a whole. 1. Characteristics of Chaga Gadi The festival of Chaga Ngee usually prolongs for five days. Day One: It begins with “Chamimalapbo” (Making Fire) which is also called “day of welcome”. On this day, people had to start their hearth with fresh firewood for cooking. On this very night they are to eat their choicest food to see their bulging eyes in the morning. As they finish drinking and eating they gather up in their khangchiuki (morung) with the elders to crack jokes and sing songs. On this day the children also gathered their own chaga rooster competing in sizes and strength. Day Two: Next day is the day of “Npengkiapbo” (totem shooting), early in the morning the selfless boys (chaliuraumai) voluntarily go to the jungle to cut the tree for Npeng (totem). Npeng is cut by those whose parents are still alive and those who live a pure and holy life. They are to go for cutting only after being blessed by their parents. Npeng has to be made in resemblance to human being representing their enemy. Chicken feathers are placed on the head of Npeng and also eye, nose, mouth, ear, neck, heart and chest has to be marked with a black colour. After everything is done, Npeng is tied on the top of the pole/post. Keeping themselves pure and holy from sexual impurity and with a loud ‘ho-hoing’ proclaiming their forefather’s name, Npeng is shot with an arrow. Certain features are made on the spot where they could hit: if it happens to hit on the head - the enemy die of head pain; if on the neck - the one who shot will have plenty of rice; if on the heart - the enemy will die with much trouble; if on the right chest - the enemy will die in war; and if on the left chest - the one who shot will win many girls. If anyone can’t hit Npeng then the singkupao (priest) will take the Npeng stick (arrow) by hand and put it in the feet of Npeng as a sign of surrender.

Those whose relatives died in the year were not to shot Npeng. After shooting of Npeng every boys went back to their Khangchiu (dorm) yelling and ‘ho-hoing’. Day Three: The following day was a day of “Gadi” which was also called “pon malaungbo” (sharing of meals and resources - foods and drinks) where everyone enjoy to the fullest irrespective of any socio-cultural and religious strata. Also everyone is expected to come with their best attire for the mega feast. Day Four: This day was called “chagapabo.” On this day, all the leftover food and drinks were distributed to the elderly people. The festival is so fascinating that young boys and girls reluctant to end-up the festival would sing: “Chaga tarou-e, Chaga bam khaini ye, Chaga takarasi, ma, kikhang mai ra sun gantiu rou ye” (Don’t want to end up Chaga; we want to continue chaga if chaga is gone we shall eat bamboo shoot again). At the end of the festival, they washed their hands, mouth, they sang songs and made merry. All go around the village and then back to their own respective houses. By then boys can go to girls and the married men and women were no more restricted to be with each other. Day Five: This day was particularly for the elderly people and women folk who continue to drink and eat the left over food and drinks which was called zauba sakbo/ganjung kalumtiubo (eating leftover). Till zauba was finished up, it was a taboo to do any domestic works. During festival married men and women drink and eat from banana leaves whereas, the youth (unmarried men and women) eat and drink from bamboo cups and plates as to make sure to keep away from impurity. Accordingly, men and women used their own hearth in making dishes in order to purify themselves, because it is a taboo to have sex or even touch and eat food prepared by women till the festival ends. During Chaga, particularly men folk are asked to maintain discipline by not touching anything of women’s goods. If they fail to do, bad luck follows them (Padonsa-e) in the war. Furthermore, the grand celebration of chaga will bring more rice, less war and less dead in the village. It is also a kind of harvest festival because it is usually observed after new paddy is received: people said, “As we eat new rice, people will not die anymore or lack no food.” To put in nutshell, Chaga Ngee is a festival to purify, reconcile, give thank and share one’s resources

settle all the disputes. Peace and Reconciliation occupied the central stage in the celebration of Chaga Ngee. If we look at the Bible the central message of the gospel is peace and reconciliation. What Isaiah idealized in his message is also Peace and Reconciliation (Isa. 11:1-9) and the incarnation of Christ is also to bring Peace and Reconciliation to the whole world. If we utilize these two passages to link the message of the gospel and the message of the Chaga Ngee, the gospel and Liangmai culture are harmoniously focusing on reconciliation-peace and goodwill towards human beings. In the light of this interpretation, Chaga Ngee has a new meaning and it becomes the festival of Peace and Reconciliation in which all the Liangmais and Nagas should participate because it is in complete agreement with the central of the Bible. In this way the gospel enriches the Liangmai cultural festival. (c) Chaga Ngee as Purification and Sanctification: This is one element found in the Chaga Ngee as it was celebrated by keeping themselves pure from any impurities. Even washing away dirty things, preserve pure and unblemished life during the festival in order to make them clean and renewed. House would be cleaned and dirty clothes would be washed and above all it’s a time for self purification and social transformation. Today this cleansing of self, society and community can transform Liangmai society and makes Chaga Ngee meaningful and can be a means for the realization of the reign of God. (d) Chaga Ngee as Sharing: One outstanding feature of the traditional culture of the Liangmai is found the principle of sharing one’s resources generously with others whatever one has. Sharing is a Liangmai cultural virtue. Chaga as a feast, and a feast meant sharing one’s resources with the community. One of the teachings of Jesus was sharing by feeding the five thousand. In this sense, the message of the gospel and the message of Chaga Ngee are in line with each other. If we reflect this sharing, it is equivalent to love in action which is against selfishness, exploitation, corruption and misappropriation. While celebrating Chaga Ngee, we are practicing sharing our resources with one another and Chaga Gadi becomes meaningful to the cultural life of the Liangmai society. Through sharing from the Liangmai cultural perspective, the teaching of Jesus is taking root deeply in the Liangmai cultural life. In the light of this, Chaga Ngee teaches us ‘shar2. Chaga Gadi as a Festival for Social Transformation ing’ and ‘to be a blessing’ to others who are in need. (a) Chaga Ngee as Honoring God (Tingwang): Chaga Gadi is the festival of honoring God. All the prosperity Conclusion: Today to construct relevancy of Chaga with richly harvested crops and everyone had enough Ngee we must critically analyze the past religio-culture for their daily needs was ascribed to the blessing of God and traditions with the purpose of rediscovering and and the people honor their God. This indicates that fes- discerning its message. Because modernization has tival and God are interconnected in Liangmai society. brought a radical change in the life of the people but do Therefore, to celebrate festival without honoring is to not give sufficient alternative that is congenial to peoneglect God’s providence and blessings. Chaga Ngee ple. This led the present generation greatly influenced is to pray and praise for the protecting, security and by outside culture that today majority of our people do safety in their day-to-day life. This view is worthy to re- not know the importance of ones’ own culture. Hence, it develop or reformulate in the Liangmai society today. is vital for religio-cultural transformation and changes In this sense Chaga Ngee can mean ‘to honor God’ and not only in terms of going to the cultural roots but also in the light of the gospel in order to discover for the sothis validates the presence of God in every culture. ( b) Chaga Ngee as Reconciliation-Peace and cial transformation today. The present Liangmais can Harmony:Another important element of Chaga Ngee is continue to celebrate Chaga Ngee with new perspecReconciliation-Peace and Harmony. To elaborate brief- tives by honoring God in their respective places crossing ly, as the festival began, the herald would make a public denominational and religious barriers giving corporate announcement to all the people that no more war, quar- new identity as a Liangmai and as a Christian. Chaga rel or riots during and after Chaga, may it be within indi- Ngee contributes an alternative way of honoring God by vidual – husband and wife, society and even to other liv- making, sharing resources, renewing morals and uniting creatures, everyone must be happy and peaceful, and ing all people to build the kingdom of God here and now.

Mission Calling Rev Dr T. Alem Meren


Composed on 17th October 1997 Hong Kong

The first heaven and the first earth shall pass away And the new heaven and the new earth shall be there. God's tabernacle shall descend to the redeemed And God Himself shall be with them and be their God. Oh the glory of God; the new Jerusalem! A great 5high wall be there with twelve gates and angels, And the names of the twelve tribes of Israel in it Lighting with the dazzling jasper and crystal stones Its twelve foundations, - adorned with twelve precious stones; Its twelve city gates, - each made with only one pearl; Its street, - made with the pure gold and transparent glass. 'God's glory shall shine it .And the Lamb be its Light. The nations of those who are saved shall walk in it And the kings of the earth too shall bring their gloryBut this is the Home of the redeemed of the Lord. Only those that are saved by Jesus' blood be there. There shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. The Lord shall wipe away every tear from their eyes. And they shall neither hunger nor thirst anymore. The Lamb shall lead them to the fountain of water. Jesus left His rainbow-circled throne in heaven And suffered, and bled, and died on the cruel cross. With selfless love and grace He did it all for you To take you to glory which He prepared for you.


Composed on October 31, 1997 .Hong Kong

Eternal Christ, the Son of God, the very God, The historical Jesus Who came to this earth, Ever present Jesus Christ, "I AM THAT I AM", He's not just a religious, doctrinal Jesus. What He was yesterday He's very same today; What He did yesterday He does the same today; What He said yesterday He says the same today. He's the same yesterday, today and forever. Many devout followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord Believed the eternal and historical Jesus. They witnessed to the world about Him with firmness And laid down their lives for the noble cause : JESUS. Yet today many followers of Jesus our Lord Believe Jesus as religious and doctrinal. They are devout in doctrine but not in witness. Spectacles of Sin upon their eyes kill their sight. He is still the unchanging Biblical Jesus. The FOUR GOSPELS are not only the past records, They are the records of the "Unchanging I AM". He wants every event re-live4 and repeated. Every sin is same and every sickness is same And every human problem is always the same. The giver of sin and sickness is the same foe . People need the same deliverance as before. The Savior, Healer, Deliverer is the same. He is the biblical and historical Jesus Who died, Who arose from death, Who's alive today. He is the ever-present Lover of your soul. The blessed Holy Spirit has come in history To empower us, to guide us and to help us To witness to the world this very same Jesus Confirming with signs and wonders and miracles.


Composed on 3rd March 1998, Hong Kong

Jesus, You are the essence of everything good. You meet all the innermost desires of my heart. You're everything my spirit longs for and desires In time on earth and in eternity in heav'n . You're my forgiveness and eternal salvation. You're my deliverance and protection from sin. You are my shield when the enemy attacks me. You're my daily strength, health and the fullness of life. You are my joy, peace, heartrest and tranquility. You're my gold, house, land, property and all riches. You are my daily food both for body and soul. You are everything to me in my daily walk. You are my success in my daily vocation. You are my wisdom, knowledge and understanding. You're my deeper love in human relationships With loved ones at home and others in society. You're my beauty physically and spiritually. You are my power in the battle field of life . You’re my authority over my enemies . You're my dominion over the realm of this earth. You are my answer to every problem of life; You're my solution for every perplexity. You’re my physical, spiritual and mental light. And nothing, nothing is impossible for You You're the glory of God, the Very God of God. You're the heaven, the very essence of heaven. There is no glory at all apart from Your Face; There's no heaven at all apart from Your presence. I wholeheartedly believe; yes, Lord, I believe. When You say, "SEEK MY FACE”. I yearn to see Your face. Grant me, Lord, Oh grant me to see Your glorious Face, And look into Your eyes with my own vilest eyes. (Mission Calling by Rev Dr T. Alem Meren is a collection of poems written over the years to inspire people especially young Nagas to take up mission work. Every Tuesday, the Morung Express will feature this column. As the writer states: “God laid upon my heart a burden to challenge the young people of Nagaland for Christ’s Ministry beyond our home”).

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Tuesday 1 November 2011

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‘Govt committed to fighting corruption’

NEW DElhi, OctObEr 31 (AgENciEs): Asserting once again that the UPA was committed to fighting corruption in public life, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday reiterated the government’s intent to implement Lokpal bill while nudging states to come up with similar legislations and appoint Lokayuktas to improve transparency and accountability in public procurement and administration. Addressing the concluding session of the two-day governors meet here, the PM promised that his government would “do its utmost to improve transparency and accountability” in the work of public authorities and was committed to taking all possible measures to “curb corruption in administration” and deliver governance to citizens. Singh mentioned the Lokpal bill among the measures his government was taking in this direction. “Apart from the Lokpal bill, a bill to amend the Land Acquisition Act has also been introduced in Parliament,” he said. Singh added that efforts for rapid progress and development could have their full impact only if “we curb corruption in public life and im-

prove the processes of governance”. “I believe this is the right time to move decisively in this direction,” he said. “We are working for enacting a law to bring more transparency and accountability into our procurement systems. I expect the state governments also to act similarly so that these efforts touch all levels of governance in all parts of our country,” Singh added. The PM expressed concern at rising incidents of Left-wing extremism. He said there was a need to ensure that Left-wing extremism did not spread to more areas of the country. “Governor of Assam pointed out to a possibility of such expansion in Assam,” he said, asking the home ministry and the state government to jointly ensure that this did not happen. “We need to share intelligence on a real time basis and to coordinate police action across inter-state borders,” Singh said. Though Left-wing extremism posed a major threat to internal security, concerted efforts made by the Centre and states in the past few years had shown some positive results. “The quantum of violence in the current year has declined in comparison

‘Absence of decision making in govt is biggest concern’

to the corresponding period last year,” Singh said. Governors came with a wish list Taking notes from the speeches made by governors, the PM on Sunday promised to place former governors appropriately in the warrant of precedence and ensure better delivery of health services to them, while emphasizing on the need to give greater role to governors as chancellors of state universities. Sidestepping recent controversies in some states over who would appoint vice-chancellors, the PM said the Centre will very carefully examine the suggestions made by some governors on the need for more clarity on their role as chancellors of state universities and in relation to central universities. “Though the Hon’ble minister for human resource development is not present, I will request him to very carefully examine these suggestions,” the PM told the gathering. Singh said he has been taking all governors’ review reports very seriously. “While it may not be possible for me to read all the monthly reports that governors send, I do go through those which I feel could touch upon issues of critical importance,” he added.

Congress party President Sonia Gandhi and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attend a ceremony to pay tributes to former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary in New Delhi, October 31. (AP Photo)

‘Why Kanimozhi’s bail was not opposed?’ SC seeks explanation

NEW DElhi, OctObEr 31 (Pti): The Supreme Court on Monday asked the CBI to explain on what basis it took decision not to oppose the bail plea of DMK MP Kanimozhi and four others in the trial court in 2G scam. A bench of Justices G.S. Singhvi and H.L. Dattu asked the Additional Solicitor General Haren Raval to make a statement before it on Tuesday in this regard after it was pleaded by other accused in the case that the investigating agency should also treat them on equal footing as far as bail is concerned. The court was hearing bail pleas of five corporate five corporate honchos who pleaded that they should be released as there is no chance of them tampering with the evidence. The investigating agency, however, opposed the bail plea of corporate executives — Unitech Wireless’ MD Sanjay Chandra, Swan Telecom’s Director Vinod Goenka and Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group’s executives Hari Nair, Gautam Doshi and Surrendra Pipara — who have approached the court for bail. Earlier the agency on October 24 did not oppose the bail plea of Kanimozhi, Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar, directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Asif Balwa, Rajiv Agarwal and Bollywood producer Karim Morani before a special CBI court here. It had, however, opposed bail plea of Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Balwa and former telecom minister A Raja’s ex-private secretary R.K. Chandolia in the trial court. Other accused in the case include Raja, former telecom secretary Siddhartha Behura and three telecom firms Reliance Telecom Ltd, Swan Telecom and Unitech (Tamil Nadu) Wireless Ltd. All the accused have pleaded that they have not done anything wrong and refuted the charge of drawing illegal benefits in allocation of 2G spectrum.

Good governance cannot co-exist with corruption: LK Advani

bANgAlOrE, OctObEr 31 the embarrassing episode of corrup- not accept the same faults in our own He said Chief Minister D.V. money from India was estimated (Pti): “Good governance can- tion in Karnataka even as political party.” At the same time, he main- Sadananda Gowda was headed in to have been stashed away in Swiss not co-exist with corruption. If we circles, including BJP’s own cadre, tained: “A person will not become the right direction. “I had a brief banks, he said, and added that it want to fight against corruption were curious to see how he would guilty just because charges have conversation with him and from could be possible to provide all necoutside, we cannot compromise react to the situation. The gather- been made against him. Allegations that I can make out that he is go- essary infrastructure in the 6 lakh with it amongst ourselves…” This ing, which braved the rain, applaud- have to be proved to call him guilty. ing in the right direction. Through villages in India if that money was was Bharatiya Janata Party veteran ed when Advani took a tough stand However, we [in Karnataka] acted as such action, I am sure that he will brought back. While Home MinisL.K. Advani’s message to the Karna- against corruption among the party soon as the Lokayukta submitted his give good governance.” As for Prime ter R. Ashok, against whom an FIR taka unit whose prominent leaders, leaders in Karnataka. report on illegal mining.” This was in Minister Manmohan Singh, he said: has been filed in a land scam case, including Ministers, are in jail folStand on graft reference to the replacement of B.S. “I had respect for him prior to him was seated on the dais, several Minlowing allegations of corruption at He indicated that there was no Yeddyurappa as Chief Minister. In- becoming the Prime Minister. But isters, who belong to Yeddyurapa time when he has launched a na- change in his stand with respect to terestingly, Advani did not take any- now, I am sad to say that I have never pa’s camp, were absent as they had tionwide campaign against graft. corruption in Karnataka and re- body’s name, and desisted from giv- seen such a corrupt government.” gone to attend the funeral of a seer. Addressing a public convention called that he had touched upon it ing any specific instructions on what He termed the cash-for-vote case as The yatra will proceed from ManbANgAlOrE, OctObEr 31 (Pti): IT major Wipro’s chairman Azim Premji amid heavy rain at the National Col- during his last visit to the State in the party should do with respect to the most shameful incident in Inde- galore on Monday and pass through pendent India. Udupi and Kumta before entering today said “complete absence of decision lege Grounds here as part of his Jan April this year. “If I have to criticise those facing corruption charges. Chetna Yatra, Advani touched upon the Congress for certain faults, I canPat for Chief Minister Nearly Rs. 25,000 crore of black Goa on Tuesday. making” in the government is the biggest concern for the country and warned that growth would suffer if prompt corrective action is not taken. “I think the biggest concerns are governance issues... complete absence of decision-making among leaders in the government...”, he said when asked what he thought was the “biggest concern for the country today”. rANchi, OctObEr 31 (AgENciEs): Former Jharkhand If prompt corrective action is not chief minister Madhu Koda was beaten up by security men of taken, there is going to be a setback to Birsa Munda central jail here on Monday after a scuffle with economic growth, he added. “You must prison staff. The VIP inmates including Koda and his former appreciate how serious it is”, he said. cabinet colleagues were agitating for the last couple of days Apparently referring to scams in media allegedly over poor quality of food. Along with Koda, his close spotlight, he pointed out the “goverassociate Binod Sinha was also beaten up by security men. nance issues which are hitting headlines, Sources said that two other former ministers Enos Ekka and hitting a little less today than they were Harinarayan Rai, who are also lodged in the jail along with hitting a month back”. Koda, also suffered minor injuries in the scuffle. A group of prominent personalities, Koda was immediately rushed to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) and was said to have suffered fracincluding Premji, Keshub Mahindra and ture in his right hand. He was admitted in the Intensive Care HDFC’s Deepak Parekh, had in a letter to Unit (ICU) of the hospital. In the hospital Koda alleged that the national leaders earlier this month it was an attack on his life and judicial inquiry should be conhad expressed concerns over a series of ducted. “We were protesting peacefully when jail security scams leading to ‘governance deficit’, personnel attacked us deliberately by lathis,” said Koda bebut had said that national challenges like fore being shifted to RIMS. Jail superintendent Dilip Kumar fighting corruption cannot be solved by Pradhan said that Koda and his associates were protesting urban protests and posturing. when they got agitated and misbehaved with security staff afIn their second ‘open letter’, they had ter which mild force was used to pacify them keeping in view endorsed Prime Minister Manmohan of the jail’s security concerns. Singh’s statement that economic progMadhu Koda is currently an MP and represents Chaibasa ress must not be hijacked by internal disconstituency. He is lodged in jail for money laundering and for sensions. On the government’s response acquiring assets disproportionate to his known sources of into this, Premji said: “So far as the open come. Deputy chief minister Hemant Soren condemned the letter is concerned, the reaction of the Father of Nargis, a symbolic 7 billionth baby, looks at his daughter at the Community Health Center in Mall, about 45 kilometers (28 incident and said that if the protest was peacefull then there from Lucknow, India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh on October 31. According to the U.N. Population Fund, there Prime Minister has been positive to it in miles) will be symbolic “seven billionth” baby Earth’s land and resources on October 31. Already the second most populous country with was no need of using force of whatever intensity. “Government terms of taking it on record”. 1.2 billion people, India is expected to overtake China around 2030 when its population soars to an estimated 1.6 billion. (AP Photo) will look into the matter,” said Soren.

Former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda beaten up by jail security staff

With bitterness & longing - remembering victims of ‘84

NEW DElhi, OctObEr 31 (iANs): Twenty-seven years since Indira Gandhi was assassinated, 27 years since 2,700 Sikhs were killed in the capital in the terrible aftermath. As a host of VIPs headed towards the late prime minister’s memorial Monday, thousands of families also remembered their loved ones massacred in the riots - and renewed their pledge to continue the fight for justice. It was exactly 27 years ago that Indira Gandhi was gunned down by two Sikh bodyguards as she walked from her home to her office, unleashing three days of sectarian violence in several parts of the country that saw 2,733 people being killed in Delhi alone. As there is no government figure, unofficial estimates put the count of dead during the riots at around 7,000. Almost three decades later, justice continues to elude. “There is no chance of complete justice, but we are fighting for symbolic justice. Some leaders should be punished to send out a strong message,” Supreme Court lawyer Harvinder Singh Phoolka told IANS. He has been fighting legal battles to get jus-

tice for the families of the riot victims. In the aftermath of the riots, some 400 cases were filed in the courts, but most of them resulted in acquittal. Some were closed by the police. Though there were 10

the Palam Colony in the Delhi Cantonment area in 1984, “bitterness will persist till the guilty are punished”. There is a story behind her bitterness. Nirpreet said efforts to seek justice for her father’s murder

The passage of time may have dulled the trauma, but family members remember each detail of the violence that took away their fathers, brothers, sons and husbands convictions on murder charges in the national capital, outside Delhi only one conviction each in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar took place. Four cases are still on in trial courts. Terming the riots “a blot on the face of the nation and on the justice delivery system”, Phoolka said: “If such crimes go unpunished, the future of the nation is in danger.” The passage of time may have dulled the trauma, but family members remember each detail of the violence that took away their fathers, brothers, sons and husbands. For Nirpreet Kaur, 43, who saw her father Nirmal Singh being burnt alive in

led to “harassment by the police, which branded her a militant.” “As a result, I was jailed twice from 1986 to 1991 and again from 1993 to 1997 under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act,” Nirpreet Kaur told IANS. Acquitted by the sessions court in 1997, she now helps families of other victims seek justice and rehabilitation through her NGO Justice for Victims. Pappy Kaur, 42, echoes similar sentiments. She lost 10 of her family members, including her father and elder brother, in the violence in Trilokpuri in east Delhi, one of the worst affected areas dur-

ing the riots. “We have not got justice,” she said. However, journalist Manoj Mitta, who covered the riot court cases, feels the 27th anniversary of the riots offers a ray of hope. “For a change, there is some reason for optimism. After 27 years of struggle for justice, we are poised to secure conviction of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar,” Mitta told IANS. “Whatever the outcome of the case in trial court, the very fact that criminal proceedings came this far exposes the claims of innocence put up by the Congress party in the wake of the carnage,” he said. Phoolka and Mitta co-authored a book “When a Tree Shook Delhi” in 2007, following former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s infamous words “When a big tree falls, the earth shakes” in his effort to justify the anti-Sikh riots. Rajiv Gandhi took over as prime minister in the hours immediately following his mother’s death as riots began to spread across the capital. “There was no will of the then ruling party (Congress) to punish the guilty and efforts were made to shield them,” Phoolka said.

This lawyer’s fee - eye donation pledge

luckNOW, OctObEr 31 (iANs): Consulting this lawyer means supporting a social cause. For, he makes clients “pay” a portion of his “charges” by signing an eye donation pledge. Rajendra Gupta, 56, a district court lawyer in Meerut, has been sensitising people on the importance of eye donation for over five years. “In order to involve more and more people in my campaign, I have now started making my clients sign a form for donating their eyes,” Gupta told IANS by telephone from Meerut. Gupta, who started spreading awareness about eye donation in January 2006, has till now convinced over 350 people to take the pledge. “I believe sensitising people towards eye donation is one of our main social responsibilities. It feels just great when you associate yourself with a noble campaign that can light up the lives of the blind,” said Gupta, a native of Brahmapuri neighbourhood. “I derive a unique sense of satisfaction that can’t be put into words when I see eye donations bringing smiles to the faces of those who once used to lead dark lives...I always ask people to keep the fact in their mind that when we donate our eyes, the blind are reborn,” he added. Asked what prompted him to undertake such a drive, Gupta said: “Around six years ago, I witnessed the tragic death of a blind man. He was crushed to death by a heavy vehicle while crossing the road.” “At

that time, I thought the young man would not have met the tragic end if he were not blind. Deeply moved by the accident, I decided to undertake a campaign for spreading light in the lives of the blind,” said Gupta. Gupta, his wife, two sons and five brothers have already pledged to donate their eyes. He undertakes several activities to spread awareness about the importance of eye donation. Despite having a busy professional life, Gupta starts his day as early as 5.30 a.m. for the social cause. “In the morning I visit various parks and playgrounds to convince people for eye donation. Though I approach people of various age groups, it’s from youth I get the most positive response,” said Gupta. He also regularly organises awareness programmes on eye donation with the help of NGOs. But spearheading the campaign has not been easy. “On several occasions in the past I was literally abused by several people. They thought I had some vested interest in trying to convince them for eye donation,” he said. “Moreover, several myths are also associated with eye donation. These are not confined to illiterate ones but are common also among those from well-off and educated families,” he said. “Some people think if they donate their eyes, they would be born blind in the next life. People also hesitate to pledge their eyes for donation, worrying about how their relatives will react,” said Gupta.


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hope flooded factories US snowstorm sends millions into darkness Thais back up in three months SOuTH WINdSOR , CONNECTICuT, OCTObER 31 (AP): A freak October snowstorm knocked out power Sunday to more than 3.1 million homes and businesses across the U.S. Northeast, with close to two feet (60 centimeters) of snow falling in some areas over the weekend. The storm was even more damaging because leaves still on the trees caught more of the particularly wet and heavy snow, overloading branches that snapped and wreaked havoc. "You just have absolute tree carnage with this heavy snow just straining the branches," said National Weather Service spokesman Chris Vaccaro. From Maryland to Maine, officials said it would take days to restore electricity, even though the snow ended Sunday. The storm smashed record snowfall totals for October and worsened as it moved north. Communities in western Massachusetts were among the hardest hit. Snowfall totals topped 27 inches (68.6 centimeters) in Plainfield, and nearby Windsor had gotten 26 inches (66 centimeters) by early Sunday. The storm was blamed for at least 11 deaths, and states of emergency were declared in New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and parts of New York. Roads, rails and airline flights were knocked out, and passengers on a JetBlue flight were stuck on a plane in Hartford, Connecticut, for more than seven hours on Saturday. More than 800,000 power customers were without

Libyans bring down Gaddafi’s luxurious home TRIPOLI, OCTObER 31 (ANI): Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s luxurious home, Bab al-Aziziya in Tripoli, was torn down on Monday by bulldozers. Libyans watched as the walls, which once protected Gaddafi were torn down, the Daily Mail reports. Meanwhile, almost 25,000 have left fearing retribution from Misrata. Misrata officials have accused the Tawerghans, some of them descendants of African slaves, of particular brutality during the war, including alleged acts of rape and looting. Recent reports have claimed that Gaddafi’s son Saif-al-Islam has hired a group of South African mercenaries to help him to move to a friendly African nation. Earlier, The Hague-based International Criminal Court had said that 39-year-old Saif had been in contact with them through intermediaries to discuss the possibility of surrendering for trial. According to information received by the court, he had taken refuge with Tuareg nomads, who his family had helped financially in the past, in the borderlands between Libya and Niger.

An SUV navigates around fallen tree branches in the road a day after a snowstorm in Glastonbury, Connecticut on Sunday, October 30. (AP Photo)

electricity in Connecticut alone — shattering the record set in August by Hurricane Irene. Massachusetts had more than 670,000 outages, and New Jersey more than 600,000 — including Gov. Chris Christie's house. Parts of Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, New York, Maine, Maryland and Vermont also were without power. "It's going to be a more difficult situation than we experienced in Irene," Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said. "We are expecting extensive and long-term power outages." Thirty-two shelters were open around the state, and Malloy asked volunteer fire departments to allow people in for warmth and

showers. At least four hospitals were relying on generators for power. Many of the areas hit by the storm had also been hit by Irene. In New Jersey's Hamilton Township, Tom Jacobsen also recalled heavy spring flooding and a particularly heavy winter before that. "I'm starting to think we really ticked off Mother Nature somehow, because we've been getting spanked by her for about a year now," he said while grabbing some coffee at a convenience store. Vaccaro, the weather service spokesman, said the snowstorm "absolutely crushed previous records that in some cases dated back more than 100 years."

snow: Ski resorts in Vermont and Maine opened early. But it was more commonly an aggravation. Many residents were urged to avoid travel altogether. Speed limits were reduced on bridges between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. A few roads closed because of accidents and downed trees and power lines, said Sean Brown, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The JetBlue passengers stranded at Hartford's Bradley International Airport were on a flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Newark, New Jersey, that had been diverted. Passenger Andrew Carter, a foot-

bANGkOk, OCTObER 31 (REuTERS): Thailand hopes industrial estates swamped in its worst floods in half a century can be up and running within three months, the prime minister said on Monday, as the danger of central Bangkok being inundated appeared finally to have passed. Nearly 400 people have been killed in months of floods that have disrupted the lives of more than 2 million, economic growth has been set back and global supply chains for Thai-made computer and auto parts thrown into disarray. But inner Bangkok, protected by a network of dikes and sandbag walls, appeared to have escaped the deluge with peak tides on the Chao Phraya river due to pass on Monday, water levels falling upstream and clear weather setting in. While the center of the capital remained dry with business mostly as usual, neighborhoods on the wrong side of the protective ring, especially to the north and west, and provinces to the north, have been swamped by deep, fetid flows. The government is planning to spend 900 billion baht ($30 billion) on reconstruction, flood prevention and helping industry, a government minister said. But in the meantime, anger is rising in hard-hit communities. Tension boiled over into skirmishes with police in some areas as villagers try to pull down flood barriers keeping water high in their communities but protecting the capital. Saving central Bangkok from disaster would be a major victory for the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, a political novice

who took over this year after an election that many Thais hoped would heal deep divisions. Bangkok's 12 million people account for 41 percent of Thailand's gross domestic product. Another economically vital region is just north of Bangkok, in particular Pathum Thani and Ayutthaya provinces, which have been largely inundated for weeks. Seven industrial estates that have sprung up over the last decade or two on what used to be the central plain's ricefieldshavebeenovercome by the exceptionally large volumes of water flowing down the Chao Phraya basin. Yingluck said it should take three months to rehabilitate the industrial estates, where some foreign investors have built production hubs. "We expect after the water recedes the industrial estates will recover within three months if we can release the water and recover the machinery quickly," Yingluck told reporters. A resident of Pathum Thani province said the water level had fallen for the first time and was down about 5 cm (2 inches) on Monday, but was still nearly 1.5 meters (5 feet) deep. Thailand is the second-largest exporter of computer hard drives and global prices are rising because of a flood-related shortage of major components used in personal computers. Thailand is also Southeast Asia's main auto-parts maker and Japan's Honda Motor Co said car production in Thailand could be difficult in the second-half of its business year, which ends in March, because of the floods. Work at its Thai plant in Ayutthaya has been suspended indefinitely.

BBC training staff to announce Turkey ends search for survivors, toll nears 600 Queen’s death: Report

In this photo released by Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II speaks during the opening ceremony of the biennial CHOGM in Perth, Australia on Friday, October 28. (AP Photo)

LONdON, OCTObER 31 (PTI): The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is reportedly training all its news presenters how to announce the British Queen's death in case of the 85-yearold Monarch's demise. The Corporation was heavily criticised in the wake of the death of the Queen Mother in 2002, af-

ter veteran news reader Peter Sissons went on air in a grey suit accompanied with a burgundy tie. So, in a bid to avoid gaffes, staffers are now undergoing training for Queen Elizabeth II's death with the Corporation holding courses for "class one" royal deaths, which would also include Prince Charles and Prince

Berlusconi named in US govt report on human trafficking WASHINGTON, OCTObER 31 (PTI): There is more embarrassment for Silvio Berlusconi, with a US report on human trafficking naming the Italian Prime Minister as a result of his alleged sexual relationship with a Moroccan-born underage prostitute. The 75-year-old Italian Premier is currently facing trail in Milan for allegedly having sex with belly dancer Karima El Mahroug, also known as 'Ruby the Heart Stealer', at one of the evening parties he had hosted at his lavish villa, and at the time she was just 17 years old. Both deny any wrong-doing. But, it has now emerged that Berlusconi was named in this year's US State Department's Trafficking in Persons 2011 report which details the parties and describes how one of the guests was a minor, 'The Daily Telegraph' online reported.

Saturday was only the fourth snowy October day in New York's Central Park since record-keeping began 135 years ago. There usually isn't enough cold air in the region to support a snowstorm this time of year, but an area of high pressure over southeastern Canada funneled cold air south into the U.S., Vaccaro said. That cold air combined with moisture coming from the North Carolina coast to produce the unseasonable weather. The storm did less damage in coastal areas than it would have in winter because warm ocean temperatures limited snowfall, Vaccaro said. A few businesses enjoyed the early

ball reporter for the Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, said the plane ran out of snacks and bottled water, and the toilets backed up. JetBlue spokeswoman Victoria Lucia said power outages at the airport has made it difficult to get passengers off the plane, and added that the passengers would be reimbursed. In 2007, passengers in JetBlue planes were stranded for nearly 11 hours at New York's Kennedy Airport following snow and ice storms. There were other flight delays in the region over the weekend, and commuter trains in Connecticut and New York were delayed or suspended because of downed trees and signal problems. Amtrak suspended passenger train service on several Northeast routes, and one train from Chicago to Boston got stuck overnight in Palmer, Massachusetts. The 48 passengers had food and heat, a spokeswoman said, and they were taken by bus Sunday to their destinations. Five people died in Pennsylvania because of the storm, two each in car accidents in suburban Philadelphia. An 84-year-old Temple man was killed Saturday when a snow-laden tree fell on his home while he was napping in his recliner. Storm-related traffic accidents also killed people in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. A New Jersey man died Saturday in a house fire sparked by a downed power line, and a man in Springfield, Massachusetts, was electrocuted by downed wires.

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi leaves after an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, October 27. (AP Photo)

"In February 2011, judges set a trial date for PM Silvio Berlusconi for the alleged commercial sexual exploitation of a Moroccan child, media reports in-

clude indicate evidence of third party involvement in the case, indicating the girl was a victim of trafficking," the US report said. The State Department report adds: "During the reporting period, the country's (Italy) prime minister was investigated for facilitating child prostitution." Prosecutors in Milan have charged three of Berlusconi's closest friends with procuring prostitutes for his parties and this relates to presence of El Mahroug at the parties which were held at his lavish villa at Arcore near Milan. The US State Department report is put together every year and draws from reports from 180 countries across the world as well as non-governmental organisations who help compile case histories and investigations detailed in the document.

William, 'The Sunday Times' newspaper reported. Staffers at the Corporation's College Of Journalism have been shown mock videos featuring Huw Edwards announcing that Queen Elizabeth II has passed away, the report said. "Like all news organisations, the BBC has plans in place. We provide training to ensure staff understand what would be expected," a BBC source was quoted as saying by the newspaper. Sombre clothing is being kept in cupboards so newsreaders can quickly change if such an announcement is made, it said. In case of Queen's death, BBC staffers would be informed of the change in programme schedule that will coincide with the Royal's demise. Following the announcement, the national anthem will also be screened in the backdrop whilst TV screens would display a picture of the Monarch, the 'Daily Mail' newspaper said. Meanwhile, with the funeral expected to take place 12 days following her passing, the BBC will suspend all comedy shows across its channels until after the burial, it added.

ERCIS, TuRkEy, OCTObER 31 (REuTERS): The death toll from last week's earthquake in southeast Turkey rose to 596 Sunday, the day after authorities stopped searching for survivors and focusedonhelpingthousands of homeless families in crisis. In Ercis, the town hit hardest by the 7.2 magnitude quake that devastated Van province on October 23, some shops reopened on Sunday, electricity was switched back on in parts of town and one bank's ATM started working. But with barely any of Ercis's nearly 100,000 residents ready to return to their damaged homes with strong aftershocks still rattling the area, life is anything but normal. One aftershock Sunday morning registered at magnitude 5.3. Winter is fast approaching, temperatures plunge at night, and young and old in particular are falling sick in tent encampments set up by relief agencies on the outskirts of town. The government's disaster management website said more than 43,000 tents had been handed out in Van. Officials say that is more than needed because people whose homes are not so badly damaged are demanding tents as they feel safer under canvas. "Our house is in good

A Turkish army officer looks around as his men search for the very last victims in Ercis, Van Turkey. (AP Photo)

shape but we live in a tent due to fear. We will go back once the aftershocks are gone and the government says our house is safe," said Fadli Kocak, owner of a bakery in Ercis, who hopes to be back in business in a week. Many people were queuing to register for tents Sunday, a first step to having an inspection done of their

home, as authorities say they will hand them out only after verifying that a building is too risky to live in. "The problem here is that you can't give 100,000 tents in a town whose population is equal to that," Yalcin Mumcu, who coordinated search and rescue operations in Ercis, told Reuters. "Our people need to

the trust the government, too. Everybody is asking for tents. They need to be patient, if the Prime Minister says they are going to build a new, better Van, I am sure they will," he said. The relief operation is politically sensitive as the southeast is where most of Turkey's Kurdish minority lives, and the army has been fighting a separatist insurgency there that has cost more than 40,000 lives since it first erupted in 1984. After criticism in the first days of the disaster, state authorities cranked up relief operations, asking for foreign help providing tents, containers and prefabricated houses. Hoardes of people in provincial capital Van have also clamored for tents even though far fewer buildings collapsed there. Villagers in surrounding hills are seen as more in need because most of their primitively built houses were destroyed and they would be caught in the open if there is early snow. "Most of us sleep outside. The village has received coal and blankets but no tents," said Mehmet Siddik Demirtas, headman at Yukari Isikli village, about 10 km (6 miles) from Ercis. "We go every day to the city of Ercis to ask for tents but they tell us to wait," he said.

Republicans criticize Obama on Iraq, Libya

WASHINGTON, OCTObER 31 (REuTERS): Republican presidential candidates showed Sunday how they plan to attack President Barack Obama's credentials as commander in chief by criticizing his actions on Iraq and Libya. Republicans seeking their party's nomination are trying to distinguish themselves from each other and show they can take on the Democratic president in the November 2012 election. Herman Cain, a former pizza executive running first in some opinion polls, and Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry, early rising stars whose popularity has faded, threw jabs at Obama's foreign policy Sunday television talk shows. Cain and Perry, the governor of Texas, said Obama's decision to pull troops from Iraq by the end of the year was a mistake, despite the pact having been forged with Iraqi leaders by Republican Pres-

ident George W. Bush. "For the president to announce that we are going to do a drawdown on the troops by a date certain, that just leaves a power vacuum in Iraq," Cain said on "Face the Nation" on CBS. "It was irresponsible for George Bush to set a date certain," Cain said after being reminded of the origins of the drawdown agreement. But he said the president must re-evaluate the situation. "I'm not convinced that the commanders on the ground agree with that strategy," he said. Obama, whose re-election chances depend heavily on job creation and economic recovery, has highlighted the pullout from Iraq as a sign of strong foreign policy leadership. The killings of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and other senior militants are other overseas triumphs for his administration. Cain is in a tight race with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney

Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain gestures to the crowd during a campaign stop to launch his “Economic opportunity zone plan” in front of the empty, closed Michigan Central Train Station in Detroit, Michigan on October 21, 2011. (Reuters Photo)

in Iowa, which starts next year's Republican presidential nominating contests, according to a closely watched poll conducted for The Des Moines Register. Perry, noting he had

been an Air Force pilot, said Obama had a "wavering" and "aimless" approach to foreign policy. "The idea that a commander in chief would stand up and signal to the enemy a date certain of which we're going to pull our troops out I think is irresponsible," Perry said on "Fox News Sunday." "We need to finish our mission in Iraq and Afghanistan. You better believe I want our kids home as soon as we can and safe. But to give that signal that we're going to pull them out is really bad public policy." Bachmann, a member of the House of Representatives, picked a fight with Obama over Libya, saying it was the "wrong decision" to involve the United States in the upheavals in the North African oil-producer. The president has sought to portray Libya as a foreign policy success after the death of leader Muam-

mar Gaddafi and the takeover by the opposition. "Now we have a mess in Libya. We don't know who the ruling party will be going into Libya," Bachmann said on ABC's "This Week." "There's tremendous uncertainty and chaos. And of course, when there's uncertainty and chaos in a nation, that's when you see trouble and potentially extremist elements that could come into power." Bachmann said if she were president, she would focus on Iran more than Obama has. "I wouldn't take my eye off of the fundamental problem in the Middle East today, which is an Iran seeking to gain a nuclear weapon. This will change the course of history once that occurs," she said. "If there's anything that we have learned over the course of history, it is that when a madman speaks, we should listen. And I think in the case of Iran, that is certainly true."




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India can be one of the great F1 venues NEW DELHI, OctObEr 31 (rEutErs): Formula One and India have the makings of a long and happy relationship after an inaugural grand prix that exceeded expectations. Some of the facilities were far from finished, traffic snarls made access difficult for many on race day and there were constant reminders away from the circuit of the glaring social inequalities in the world's second most populous nation. And yet the reaction from the Formula One community and local officials alike was overwhelmingly positive, a feeling that India was sure to become

a favourite fixture once the teething problems were resolved. The drivers loved the Buddh International Circuit, with its flowing terrain and long straights, and the fans made their passion evident. "There's pretty good advertising for this place and I think the word is going to get out," said McLaren's Jenson Button, second in Sunday's race behind Red Bull's double world champion Sebastian Vettel. "Even though it was the first race it was a pretty good crowd here. And the Indian people seem to love motor racing," he added. "I think

it will turn out to be one of the great events on the Formula One calendar." Organisers said 95,000 attended the race, on the outskirts of New Delhi, and Monday's newspapers delighted in declaring India the winner. Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, who had expressed some concern before arriving in the country about whether the circuit would be ready, was impressed. "F1 is as popular in India as cricket in France but things will improve drastically in the years to come," declared the 81-yearold, who normally leaves once the

race has started but this time stayed on to watch the action. "I'm very, very happy with it, and everybody else is as well. We've nothing to complain about," he told reporters afterwards. "There are bits and pieces they can do, but this is a prototype, so I'm sure they'll get down and have a good look at everything." McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh highlighted the difference between Delhi and some other races on the calendar, such as Turkey's Istanbul, where visitors to the city would not be aware there was a grand prix on. "I

think the response from the people here in India has been great. I believe this will be a successful event," he told reporters. "You sense it in Delhi, you sense it in the people and there is a sporting passion here...I think they've embraced it (the race) and we've got to work with them and I'm sure we can build it up." The track itself was one of the biggest positives, with drivers hailing it as a fantastic layout unlike some of Hermann Tilke's other creations. "It was fantastic," said Ferrari's Fernando Alonso. "Okay, it was a very narrow line of normal grip and

outside that line there was a lot of dust and low grip but this is normal for new circuits and I think with the years that will improve." Button agreed the dust was a challenge but the positives outweighed the negatives. "The circuit itself is a great circuit to drive, it's a fun circuit, it's a real challenge," he said. "A massive challenge. And it's one of the more physical circuits as well because there aren't really that many for us any more. So it's great. The only thing is the dust but I don't really know what you can do about that in India."

‘Indian Grand Prix has delivered on all counts’

GrEAtEr NOIDA, OctObEr 31 (AGENcIEs): Bernie Ecclestone had more than just his 81st birthday to celebrate this weekend. TheinauguralIndianGPgotunderway at 3 pm on Sunday and when TOI caught up with the Formula One supremo, he'd just finished exchanging pleasantries with cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood villain Gulshan Grover. Just a couple of weeks ago, Ecclestone had expressed fears over last-minute preparations at the Buddh International Circuit. On Sunday, though, he looked very happy. "What they had to build here in the short amount of time is just incredible. I've seen what happens at most new races and new tracks," he said. Though the circuit was finished in time, a couple of weeks more would have left everything looking greener and sparkling, agrees Ecclestone. "India should be very proud that a private enterprise has achieved this. Everything is super, it just needed a little bit of polish. It needs to be tidied up which doesn't take time." Most new circuits are red flagged for their boring design and ultimately one-sided action

come race day. But the Buddh International Circuit has got universal praise for its design. "We wanted to make sure that this was built a particular way. We wanted to make sure it comes out well on TV. Circuits are usually flat but there's a bit of elevation here so it looks good on TV. And it has," Ecclestone said. "I'd said before the weekend that we needed three things to make this race a success: Good crowd, media support and a track that the drivers will enjoy. I think India has delivered on all counts." In a departure from the usual, Formula 1 and not cricket has been dominating front pages of newspapers and TV channels have an F1 package on every news bulletin. And a steady stream of traffic built up since 10 am on Sunday morning as all roads led to Greater Noida. But what 'Mr E' wanted to know was how excited the whole of India was, not just those living in Delhi. Karun Chand-

hok, who was a part of the conversation, chipped in, "A lot of people are flying in from all over the place. Thousands of people have come all over from Chennai, Sikkim, Bangalore. It's not cheap for people to fly over to Delhi." Ecclestone has been a supporter of the young Chandhok for long and has always plumped for the idea of an Indian driver on the grid. "We were expecting him to be on the grid, to be honest. If Karun had a bit of support a couple of years ago, things would've been different," he said, as Chandhok smiled ruefully. There was a dog on the track and elephants

welcoming the drivers at the Jaypee Greens Golf Resort and Spa. While that sent some members of the international media into fits of laughter and even led to bets being exchanged on another appearance by a dog or cow, Ecclestone was kinder. "It's nice to come to a race and not feel like we're back in Europe. They had the carriage ride. It's all been good. I've been happy. I'm surprised we didn't have elephants here, we could've d o n e

with that actually," he said with a straight face. Talk about all the dust on the track has still not settled but Ecclestone isn't the kind to listen to every complaint that comes from the drivers.

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany leads at the start of the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, 38 kilometers from New Delhi on Oct. 30. (AP Photo)

14th ANPSA sports Tohanba graces 28th Kuhuboto 32nd Nagaland police boxing championship 2011 Mokokchung meet culminates Ghakhu sports meet

R. Tohanba Yimchungru with the winners of 28th Kuhuboto Ghakhu Association Kukami (GBs) trophy 2011, Pukhato village at Old Showuba village on October 29. (DIPR Photo)

Winners of 14th ANPSA sports meet are felicitated at the closing ceremony on October 29.

DImApur, OctObEr 31 (mExN): The 14th ANPSA sports meet culminated on October 29. The 2nd day games started with track events with the strong determination for winning their respective event. All 14 schools along with their contingents participated in last two days exciting events. All teachers in charges from different schools took initiatives to control the discipline of their own participants to maintain a healthy disciplined atmosphere.

ANPSA Dimapur unit president, Bithungo Kikon during the event spoke on unity of the students in various fields of life as well as in their studies encouraging with strong determination for success. Principal of Greenwood Hr Sec School, Sedeleu Peacyie said the closing prayer. Greenwood Hr Sec School bagged the overall champion; Pilgrim School bagged the 1st position in march past while St Edmund bagged the best disciplined school.

DImApur, OctObEr 31 (DIpr): Parliamentary Secretary of Information and Public Relations, Economics and Statistics, R. Tohanba Yimchungru grace the closing ceremony as the chief guest at the 28th Kuhuboto Ghakhu Sports Association Kukami (GB’s) Trophy 2011 & 3rd Losheli Neho Memorial Trophy, Women Volley Ball Tournament at Old Showuba Village Dimapur on October 29. Tohanba said Yimchungru community has scattered in four different villages in Dimapur dis-

trict where Showuba under Kuhuboto Sub-Division is one of them. While thanking the organizers for hosting the prestigious tournament at Showuba village, he pointed out the importance of sports and its benefits stating that sports is a component of healthy living, which also fosters unity and brotherhood among the people. He was optimistic that through this tournament, the people of Kuhuboto would come together. While appreciating the talent and the calibre of the players and also congratu-

lating the champions, Parliamentary Secretary also urged the players to strive harder to bring out the best in them. Altogether 15 teams vied for the trophy in football while 8 and 12 teams from Kuhuboto area vied for Women and men volleyball respectively. Pukhato Village emerged, as the champion in Football, Xelhozhe Village in Men Volleyball and Wokhato were the champion in Women Volleyball. The chief guest also gave away the prizes to the winning teams.

DGP, Nagaland K.Kire IPS (3rd from right) with the winners of the 32nd Nagaland Boxing championship. (DIPR Photo)

Final bout result 1 Light Fly Weight Category Lanumeren (DEF MKG) defeated Kezhalelie Angami (9 NAP IR) 2. Fly Weight Category Chibu Angami (11 NAP IR) defeated Tahlem Konyak (7 NAP BN) 3. Light Heavy Category Sezokho Ringa (DEF MKG) defeated Bendangchuba (11 NAP IR) 4. Bantam Weight Category Wangzing Konyak (7 NAP BN) defeated Nokyoh Konyak (2 NAP BN) 5. Light Weight Category Alemyapang (10 NAP IR) defeated Alem Imchen (9 NAP IR) 6. Light Welter Category Bendangmoa (NAPTC) defeated Boheto (14 NAP IR) 7. Welter weight category Veliolase CKG (8 NAP BN) defeated Dominic (10 NAP IR)

Massa-Hamilton feud deepens at Indian GP

NEW DELHI, OctObEr 31 (Ap): Ferrari driver Felipe Massa says the onus is on Lewis Hamilton to clear the air between the two after they collided yet again in the Formula One Indian Grand Prix on Sunday. The two have crashed into each other in three of the past four races. This time Massa was found to be the guilty party and was handed a drive-through penalty from stewards, even though he insisted he did nothing wrong. The pair exchanged angry words after crashing in Singapore and had not talked since, until pre-race Sunday when Hamilton stood beside Massa during a minute's silence then wished the Brazilian good luck. Massa said that counted for little, and said there will be "nothing from me" to mend

fences, leaving it up to the Briton to make the first approach. "He was on my side and he just said 'have a good race'. Its not part of talking or whatever," Massa said. Hamilton had hoped their brief exchange after the minute's silence could mend bridges between the two. "There was a one minute silence before the race, I was standing next to Felipe," Hamilton said. "He's not spoken to me for a long time but I made the effort, I put my arm round him and said good luck for the race." The collision happened on lap 24 of the 60-lap grand prix. Hamilton tried to pass on the inside of a left-hand corner, but Massa moved in sharply and Hamilton crashed into the Ferrari's sidepod. Massa was able to con-

tinue while Hamilton had to pit with a damaged frontwing. "I tried to overtake but I tried to pull out of it as he didn't give me any space, but we collided," Hamilton said. "It's a disappointing day and my team deserves better." Massa was out of the race 10 laps later when he ran aggressively over a curb and snapped his front suspension — precisely the same mistake he made in qualifying. He consulted stewards, who explained that he should have left more room for Hamilton, but he disagreed with their view. "My view is that I broke later than him, I was in front, in a grippy area. I started to turn, could not see him and he touched me, so I don't understand Marshalls pull away the car of Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil after a crash why I have the penalty," during the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, 38 Massa said. " kilometers (24 miles) from New Delhi on Oct. 30. (AP Photo)

8. Middle weight category Peter Konyak (4 NAP BN) defeated Imdangjungba (14 NAP IR) 9. Heavy weight Category Ruyabeituo Angami (11 NAP IR) defeated Acanto Magh (14 NAP IR) CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY 1st RUNNERS UP 2nd RUNNERS UP BEST LOSER BEST BOXER 11 NAP BN, 23 POINTS DEF MOKOKCHUNG, 13 POINTS 8 NAP BN, 12 POINTSThe 32nd Nagaland Police Boxing Championship witnessed the highest number of participants TAHLEM KONYAK ( 7 NAP BN) with 97 boxers. The closing function was graced by DGP, Nagaland K.Kire IPS. ALEMYAPANG, (10 NAP IR) (DIPR)

Djokovic asks for time to find top form

bAsEL, OctObEr 31 (Ap): Novak Djokovic said on Sunday he needs "some time" to rediscover top form after his historic season was interrupted by a six-week injury break. The top-ranked Serb resumes at the Swiss Indoors with a 64-3 record this year, after a back muscle injury forced him to retire from a Davis Cup semifinals singles match against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina on September 18. "Certainly, it's going to take me some time to get back to the right shape," Djokovic said. The US Open, Wimbledon and Australian Open champion faces 50thranked Belgian Xavier Malisse on Tuesday in Basel,

the hometown tournament of 16-time Grand Slam singles winner Roger Federer. "I don't expect myself to be 100 percent in this tournament but obviously I will try," said Djokovic, who beat Federer in the 2009 final here and lost their rematch a year ago. Djokovic succumbed to pain that had flared up days earlier during his intense, 4-set victory over Rafael Nadal to earn his first US Open trophy. Though the muscle tear was "quite bad," Djokovic acknowledged the timing was a blessing. "The injury is never welcome ... but it came in the right moment, let's say. It gave me a little more time to rest and recover," he said.

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Sister reveals how Steve Jobs spent final hours



n a touching eulogy about her late brother at his memorial service on October 16, Mona Simpson described the Apple founder's last hours and the enigmatic words he uttered before he died. She told the group of mourners at the Memorial Church of Stanford University that Steve Jobs looked at his wife and children, then beyond them, before uttering: 'OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.' Describing his death in the eulogy reprinted in the New York Times, she said: 'Steve’s final words were monosyllables, repeated three times. Before embarking, he’d looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life’s partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them, before saying his final words. I suppose it’s not quite accurate to call the death of someone who lived with cancer for years unexpected, but Steve’s death was unexpected for us,' she said, recalling the phone call she received to hurry to his home. 'Tuesday morning, he called me to ask me to hurry up to Palo Alto. His tone was affectionate, dear, loving, but like someone whose luggage was already strapped onto the vehicle, who was already on the

'None of it bothers me'

Bill Gates brushes off criticism by Steve Jobs and heaps praise on his late competitor beginning of his journey, even as he was sorry, truly deeply sorry, to be leaving us. He told me: "I’m telling you now because I’m afraid you won’t make it on time, honey". 'When I arrived, he and his Laurene were joking together like partners who’d lived and worked together every day of their lives. He looked into his children’s eyes as if he couldn’t unlock his gaze. Until about two in the afternoon, his wife could rouse him, to talk to his friends from Apple. Then, after awhile, it was clear that he would no longer wake to us. His breathing changed. It became severe, deliberate, purposeful. I could feel him

counting his steps again, pushing farther than before.' The computer genius managed to make it through the night with his wife and sister by his side. She said: 'Laurene next to him on the bed sometimes jerked up when there was a longer pause between his breaths. She and I looked at each other, then he would heave a deep breath and begin again.' His sister recalled that, even as he was dying, he seemed to be climbing, 'his breath indicated an arduous journey, some steep path, altitude'. Then he uttered his last words and died by the people who were most important to him.


ill Gates obviously agrees with the old adage 'Never speak ill of the dead'. Despite being slammed by Apple founder Steve Jobs in his biography, released shortly after his death, the Microsoft giant has refused to return the criticism, saying that 'none of it bothers him at all'. He dismissed the rebukes by his long-time competitor and instead praised him for the impact he had on the world. Speaking to ABC's This Week, the Microsoft chairman said: 'Steve Jobs did a fantastic job. When you think about why is the world better

today, the Internet, the personal computer, the phone, the way you can deal with information is just so phenomenal.' In the biography Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson, Jobs told the author in one of the many interviews he granted him before his death: 'Bill is basically unimaginative and has never invented anything, which


is why I think he's more comfortable now in philanthropy than technology. He just shamelessly ripped off other people's ideas. He'd be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger.' Gates was said to have been fascinated by Jobs but called him 'fundamentally odd' and 'weirdly flawed as a human being'. He told ABC: 'Over the course of … the 30 years we worked together, you know, he said a lot of very nice things about me and he said a lot of tough things. We got to work together. We spurred each other on, even as competitors. None of that bothers me at all.' Gates worked with the late Apple genius on the software for the first Mackintosh computer. He believes some of his frustrations might lie with Microsoft's initial success while Apple struggled before becoming the dominant company in the last decade.

Showing ‘We Care’ through songs and music Saif anointed 10th


he Ao Kaketshir Mungdang (AKM), the apex body of the Ao Students’ community will be organizing the third ‘We Care’ concert on November 4, 2011 at Imkongmeren Sports Complex, Mokokchung. And this third edition of the We Care concert will bring the upcoming young local talents and some other changes which were not seen in the previous two editions. The ‘We Care’ concert is a philanthropic activity organized by the AKM to garner funds for some charitable activity. The first ‘We Care’ concert was organized in the year 2005 in aid of the victims of the natural calamity that stuck Mokokchung that year. It was a huge success, and people from all walks of life joined in the concert as a mark of solidarity to the victims of the disaster. The second concert was organized in the year 2009 in aid of free coaching class-

es to be provided to the Class X repeaters in the district; till now the AKM is providing free coaching classes to the Class X repeaters and the response from the failed students and the results is encouraging. This year’s edition of the concert dubbed ‘We Care III - Autumn Musicale’ is being organized in aid of the Ao Milen daily vernacular paper published by the AKM from Mokokchung town. The paper which is the ‘official organ of the AKM’ has been in publication as a periodical since 1932. The paper has undergone a lot of challenges over the years, but the sagacious past AKM leaders dedicated themselves and kept the paper alive till today. At present the Ao Milen is an eight page tabloid sized newspaper printed in black and white from the Ao Milen printing press in Mokokchung and published six days a week. Highlighting about the ‘We Care III – Autumn Mu-

(Sitting From R-L) Ao Milen Editor, Nungsang Jamir, AKM president Akok Longkumer, and ‘We Care iii – Autumn Musicale’ organising committee convener imlikumzuk and other sub-committee members after a press conference at Mokokchung press club building on October 30, 2011. (Morung Photo)

sicale’ at a press conference held at the Mokokchung Press Club building, the organizing committee of the concert and the AKM officials disclosed that the main concept of the concert is to show concern to those needing help and also to show solidarity to them. Besides, the concert also aims to promote the talented singers in the society, since

the We Care concert by virtue of being organized by the AKM remains a prestigious platform which gives much needed exposure to the local talents. Highlighting about the November 4, 2011 concert, the convener of the ‘We Care III – Autumn Musicale’, Imlikumzuk disclosed that the AKM is trying to promote the young aspiring

talents in the society. This year well known local talents like Tiameren (whose songs have captured the imagination of the people with his songs) Arasahi (renowned local talent and winner of the best vocalist at the NSACS Rockaware 2011) Rongsenyangla (Naga Idol 2006 contestant), Bendang Imchen and others will hit the stage on the great night. The house band for the night will be a group of singers going by the name ‘After 9’ who have taken a lot of part in different concerts in the town. The organizers also expressed great satisfaction that former AKM president and present Nagaland Home Minister Imkong L Imchen will be the chief guest at the programme. The convener of the programme Imlikumzuk appealed the people that this concert is a platform to promote the young talents and that this concert is for a cause which should be wit-

Naga Orpheus Hunt


15 contestants made it through to next round


he first elimination round of the Naga Orpheus Hunt was held on October 28 at the IMC Hall in Dimapur. Fourteen contestants including one wild card entry made it through to the next round. While the 14 were chosen based on the votes garnered and the points given by the judges the wild card entrant Contestant No.11

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Temjen Jamir was picked based on his final performance for the judges. The 15 contestants will be imparted grooming lessons by experienced music professionals from the industry for the following rounds. The organizers handed out certificates of appreciation to the six eliminated contestants.

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The panel of judges comprised of Tali Angh, Bambi Kevichusa and Rudy Wallang, member of the much renowned band, Soul Mate from Shillong. The woting for the second round has commenced and it will continue till 12 noon, November 7 after which the piano round will be held on November 8 at Niathu resort in Dimapur.

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nessed by all the Ao citizens for the common good. An official of the AKM maintained that the Ao Milen is a prestige among the Ao people, with a rich story to tell to the people. “Ao Milen has a soul, it is a legend and we want to tell it to the people on that night,” said an AKM official. While the countdown for the night nears, and the citizens of Mokokchung gears up to show solidarity with the Ao Kaketshir Mungdang once again in its third We Care concert, surely the soul of the AKM pioneers would be acknowledged as the AKM indirectly pays a rich tribute to the founding fathers of the Ao Milen which had played a great role in the Ao society ever since its inception. November 4th night, if judged by the previous edition of the AKM organized ‘We Care’ concert, would surely be a night of solidarity and renewal of philanthropic activities of the AKM.

Nawab of Pataudi


lanked by his mother Sharmila Tagore and two sisters, Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan was Monday anointed the 10th Nawab of Pataudi at a ceremony at the family's Ibrahim Palace here. Heads of various villag(MExN)

es of the area tied a white turban (pagri) around the head of the 41-year-old star. Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was also present at the ceremony, apart from Sharmila Tagore and Saif's two sisters Soha and Saba. His father, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, passed away Sep 22 in New Delhi's Sir Gangaram Hospital after unsuccessfully battling severe lung infection. Mansur Ali Khan, who captained the Indian cricket team at the age of 21, was the last Nawab of Pataudi state. He held the title till 1971 when the central government abolished the princely system. The family still has its palace in Pataudi town, 26 km from Gurgaon, much of which has been leased out to a leading heritage resort chain that runs a hotel there. A portion of the palace has been retained by the family.

Lady GaGa’s visits Indian orphanages


he singer was in New Delhi to perform at an afterparty gig for the first ever Indian Grand Prix last night. But she's also spending a hefty chunk of her free time visiting two orphanages in the city. GaGa has revealed she wants to open her own foundation for disadvantaged kids and is using the trip to find out more about children's homes. Despite only having a few hours off every day while she's in India, she has begged her management to shoehorn in trips to the charities. That's where the sensible clothes come in. The star has asked for at least three hours at both facilities so she can give a music lesson to the children. She'll probably come away with an outfit made of paper and crayons. A source said: "GaGa would one day like to set up a foundation in her name to help children and, now her career has really taken off, she feels as if it's the right time to do something. She isn't the type of celebrity who just throws cash at things though. She wants to research it all properly and

do something huge. She knows it will be a massive amount of work but she wants to start by getting involved in some orphanages that already exist and devote some of her time and money to helping them." The singer also found time for some girly shopping at a New Delhi handicrafts market before her gig yesterday evening.

Special Tokhu Emong concert on November 6

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Result of the First Round of Naga Orpheus Hunt 2011


Kezevelie 13

D. Longpang Angh 16

Sepichem Sangtam 21

Sl No 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 10 11 12 13 16 17 19 21

Name Tsapila Anar Khumchoba C Vetulu Curhah Njamo Kithan Sungtinaro Zarina Longchar Athrong Sangtam Imtisenla Inakali Assumi Temjen Jamir Maongtoshi Kezevelie D. Longpang Angh Tovika Sumi Kokliba Jing’s Sepichem Sangtam

Votes Obtained (Voting Cards + Judges’ Points) 6790 6666 9896 8663 7676 7038 6948 9156 Wild Card 7930 12161 9936 11707 12763 10594

ith Tokhu Emong round the corner, the Kyong community everywhere irrespective of status is in the mood of celebrating it with numerous activities. This year’s Tokhu Emong at Wokha is going to be even more special as King’s Sound 150 (an event management and Sound & Lights firm) is organizing a very special concert on November 6 from 5:00 pm onwards. The event is being organized with a pure motive to give a platform to local bands to show case and promote (Bands from Wokha district). It will be a time to perform for the audience of Tokhu festival. It is an absolutely non profit making event with no tickets and the show is free of cost for all. In spite of the fact that there are many talented young musicians, there

King’s Sound 150, with the bands scheduled to perform on November 6 at Wokha for Tokhu Emong celebrations.

is a lack of a platform to showcase them. Therefore, King’s Sound 150 has taken the challenge to promote the promising talents. During the final meeting held at Hotel Hornbill on October 30 with the band members present, it was finalized that Plastic Maiden (an girl band) will perform the opening

act, followed by Thungchobeni R Tsopoe, Campus Icon 2011. ‘Bloodline’ one of the senior bands in the district will be the opening act, followed by ‘Lap wing’, after which ‘Called’ will perform. K3m and Emilo Kinghen will close the show. Thungdemo Kyong Wokha Town







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Petra Kvitova beats Azarenka to win WTA Championships

istANbUl, OctOber 31 (AFP): Petra Kvitova, the 21-year-old Czech left-hander who caused a sensation by winning Wimbledon as an outsider four months ago, proved she is now a fully fledged member of the sport's elite by winning the WTA (year-end) Championships. Kvitova did that with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 win over Victoria Azarenka, the fourth-seeded Belarussian, which earned her the second most important title of her career and further enhanced her growing reputation. It also gained her a career-high yearend ranking of world number two - a tremendous surge from the 30th place at which she began 2011. Asked how her triumph felt compared with winning Wimbledon, Kvitova replied: "It's a little early to say, but compared with Wimbledon it is different. Both are great tournaments. "Winning a Grand Slam was a very big step. I don't know how it will be going home this time, but I think it will be similar." Asked whether she aimed to be world Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor, right, and Indian fashion designer Manish Arora, left, arrive at the Lap Buddh International Circuit after party in Noida, 38 kilometers from New Delhi, Monday, Oct. 31. (AP Photo)

number one next year, she said: "I am not focused on that. "I will be world number two and next season will be different. I may be the favourite all the time, and we will have to see. I t will be strange for me. It will be something new again." Azarenka commented: "I think I just didn't really step it up," when she was asked about the important first game of the final set when she almost broke Kvitova's serve. "You know, she played really well those points, but, you know, I could have done better, definitely. But regrets? I don't have regrets. I gave it all." Kvitova narrowly prevailed in a two-hour 28-minute match because her hard-serving, flathitting, all-aggressive style was just about consistent enough to impose itself on Azarenka's more solid, but slightly less potent qualities. However, had Azarenka converted the two break points she held in the opening game of the final set, she might have added to her already increasing momentum and carried on to victory.

Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova kisses the trophy after winning the final of the WTA Championships against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Oct. 30. (AP Photo)

Lewis Hamilton apologises to McLaren after India disappointment

New Delhi, OctOber 31 (AgeNcies): Lewis Hamilton felt moved to apologise to his McLaren team on at least a dozen occasions in one 10-minute post-race interview following Sunday's inaugural Indian Grand Prix. Hamilton finished back in seventh after his chances of a podium finish were ruined by yet another run-in with Ferrari's Felipe Massa. On lap 24, Hamilton attempted to pass Massa on the inside and the Bra-

zilian turned into him. It was the sixth time the pair have clashed this season. Despite the stewards coming down on Hamilton's side and giving Massa a drive-through penalty, Hamilton was still contrite, having also been demoted three places on the starting grid for ignoring warning flags in practice. "I'm sorry for the team," he said. "They always do a great job every weekend, so to disappoint them like this ... Just big apolo-

Selection of NCA women cricket team

DiMAPUr, OctOber 31 (MexN): The Nagaland Cricket Association will be forming the women`s cricket team to participate in tournaments organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. In this connection interested girls are informed to contact Mr Nehal Ahmed over phone 9774009378

and Mr Avtar Singh over phone 9774724187, NCA cricket coaches from Dimapur on or before 10th November 2011. The coaching camp will be conducted after enrolment, informed a press note issued by P Bendang Jamir Vice president Nagaland Cricket Association Dimapur Nagaland.

• Hamilton finished seventh after clash with Felipe Massa • McLaren tell driver he is being too hard on himself

gies to the team, my sponsors, after yet another disastrous race. It's been an eventful year." But his most pertinent comment was more self-criticism as he added: "I just can't apologise enough to my team for the negativity that surrounds me nowadays. I just have to try and

keep my head up and recover from this for the next race." The McLaren team principal, Martin Whitmarsh, however, believes Hamilton should stop feeling so guilty. Asked if he thought the driver was being too self-critical, Whitmarsh replied: "Yes I do, frankly. I've told

him that on several occasions. I have said: 'Don't apologise, you're a racing driver. If you've made a mistake accept it, learn from it and move on.' "He's very analytical. He's very serious about trying to do the best job he can. He's much too hard on himself. I've known Lew-

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to him as a professional racing driver," he said. "As a professional racing driver he drove brilliantly at the last race [in South Korea]. He made a mistake on Friday but he was completely open about it. It's not for me to speculate on his personal life." Hamilton now trails his team-mate Jenson Button by 38 points in the standings. Button finished second in India, behind the double world champion Sebastian Vettel.

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HSA FC ousted DMZP to enter the semi-finals at Tamchon Football Trophy


New Delhi, OctObNer 31 (AgeNcies): In the quarter-finals played between defending champion of North East Tamchon Memorial Football Trophy - Delhi Mizo Zirlai Pawl (DMZP) and last year’s first runners up Hmar Students' Association (HSA), HSA FC defeated DMZP today at Dr. Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi by scoring a penalty shot in the second half of the match. The match was a close call with the DMZP trying to even the score and the HSA FC vying for another goal. The HSA FC won the match by 1-0, entering the semi-finals of the tournament. In the second quarter-finals played between the the Siamsinpawlpi (SSPP) and FC UH-NAI (Kom) at the same venue, the SSPP outplayed the UHNAI in the field but missed many chances to score a goal. At the very last minute of the match, SSPP defender fouled a UH-NAI player in the D-Box area, and the UH-NAI were awarded a penalty. Taken advantage, the UN-NAI scored the penalty shot winning the match by 1-0.The HSA FC and the UH-NAI will play the semifinals on November 3, 2011 at the Dr. Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi.

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