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Dimapur VOL. VI ISSUE 318
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Vishal Mart fire scare DImaPuR, NOvembeR 19 (mexN): Vishal Mart located in the heart of the town near the Clock Tower, had a narrow fire escape on Saturday morning. The shopping mall’s northern side of the building caught fire at around 10:00 am leaving the residents living in the vicinity panicking. According to firemen, who responded to the scene, protective coir mats draped over the side of the building, caught fire while workers were doing some wielding works on the building. The exterior of the building is currently under renovation and the workers had draped the mat over the side supported by a bamboo skeletal frame. Fortunately, the fire did not spread as only the meshed coir mat was burned, while sparing the supportive bamboo frame as well as the building. The fire brigade responded with three fire trucks and made sure it did not spread further.
Qadhafi’s son Seif al-Islam captured
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Monday, November 20, 2011 12 pages ` 3
TRIPOLI, LIbya, NOvembeR 19 (aP): Muammar Qadhafi’s son Seif alIslam was captured in a southern Libyan city along with two of his aides who were trying to smuggle him out of the country, a militia commander said on Saturday. Bashir al-Tlayeb of the Zintan brigades said that Seif al-Islam was caught in the desert town of Obari, near the southern city of Sabha about 650 km south of Tripoli. He didn’t elaborate on how Seif al-Islam was captured, but said that he was brought to the city of Zintan, the home of one of the largest revolutionary brigades in Libya. AlTlayeb said that it would be up to the Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council to decide on where the former Libyan leader would be tried. He also said that there was still no information about wanted former intelligence director Abdullah Senoussi or where he is located. Seif al-Islam is the last of Qadhafi’s sons to remain unaccounted for. Born in 1972, Seif al-Islam Qadhafi is the oldest of seven children of Muammar and Safiya Qadhafi. Full details in p9
A revolutionary fighter flashes the victory sign while a child rides on his shoulders during a celebration of the capture of Seif al-Islam Gadhafi in Tripoli, Libya, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, considered Moammar Gadhafi’s heir apparent, long drew Western favor by touting himself as a liberalizing reformer but then staunchly backed his father in his brutal crackdown on rebels in the regime’s final days. Moammar Gadhafi’s second son, 39, went underground as Tripoli fell to revolutionary forces in late August and his whereabouts remained unknown even after Gadhafi was captured and killed by revolutionary forces on Oct. 20. (AP Photo)
DImaPuR, NOvembeR 19 (mexN): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday categorically denied the report of the Seven Sister Post that the Central government is close to offering a Supra-State body instead of Greater Nagalim for Nagas. A statement issued by Meghachandra Kongbam, Joint Director, Manipur Information Centre, New Delhi stated that Union Home Minister informed the Manipur Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi Singh in a meeting at his office chamber at North Block this morning that Union Home Ministry had no such arrangement of forming the Supra State Body for Nagas. Chidambaram is said to have further informed that Union Home Ministry had not issued any statement to the press in the matter. In fact, he was surprised to
see the news report when the Ibobi showed the press clipping of the news story, and said it was a mischievous and baseless report, Kongbam informed. In the wake of report that appeared in the press, the Manipur Chief rushed to Delhi yesterday to meet the Prime Minister, Home Minister and INC President Sonia Gandhi. He met Sonia Gandhi before meeting with Union Home Minister. Sonia Gandhi is also said to have been surprised to see the news report. Ibobi could not meet the Prime Minister as he was in Bali to attend the 9th India-ASEAN summit . In a letter addressed to the Union Home Minister regarding the so called ‘Supra State Body’ arrangement reportedly worked out by the Government of India with the NSCN (IM); Ibobi stated, “We have not
been consulted in regard to any arrangement which is reportedly being worked out with the Naga insurgent group, NSCN (IM). We are concerned that if the aforesaid reports are true, it may lead to a sharp and widespread public agitation which may turn violent and have serious implications on the already complicated law and order situation of Manipur”. The Manipur Chief Minister reminded Chidambaram that the State Government had repeatedly and consistently opposed any arrangement which would impact on the territorial integrity of the State of Manipur. He understood that the State governments of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh had also opposed any understanding with the NSCN (IM) which would impact the territorial integrity of their states as well. In
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the letter, Ibobi urged the Government of India to issue immediate clarification to dispel any conclusion/ misunderstanding which had been generated following publication of the above mentioned media reports. He was informed that various civil society groups in Manipur were extremely alarmed leading to speculations and apprehensions among the people of Manipur State, the letter added. Ibobi also requested the Union Home Minister to consult the State government before considering any understanding or arrangement which the Government of India might have been contemplating to arrive at with the NSCN (IM), the letter further added. Ibobi also conveyed to the Union Home Minister that Manipur’s territorial integrity could not be compromised under any circumstances.
Dec 31 deadline to vacate encroachers Slain IR jawan body
DImaPuR, NOvembeR 19 (mexN): Forest & Excise Minister, M.C.Konyak has expressed unhappiness over the rampant destruction of forests in Nagaland by unscrupulous people. The Minister during a visit to Intanki National Park today said that December 31, 2011 is the deadline given by the High Court to vacate the encroachments. He said that no person would be allowed to enter the Park without permission. The habitat, whatever, has been destroyed would
be restored for the wild animals. The forest personnel recruited and trained in fire arms weaponry exclusively for protection of Sanctuaries and National Park would be deployed at vulnerable areas for round-the-clock duties, he said. Accompanied by MLA, Azheto Zhimomi, Adviser, Co-operation & Sericulture, and a host of officials from the Administration, Forest and Police visited the Park to take stock of encroachment and to ascertain the feasi-
bility of sustainable development and management of the National Park. The Minister, after going around the Park opined that, in spite of recurrent encroachments, the Park has still more than 80% of the wildlife habitat intact which harbours flagship species such as Elephants, Hoolock Gibbons, Bison, Hornbills, Bears, Deer, including varieties of endangered and rare species of animals and birds unique to the region which need immediate attention of management and pro-
tection. The Minister said that the Park must be protected at any cost as it is the only wildlife heritage of the State. While interacting with GBs from the surroundings areas, the Minister cautioned them not to indulge in destruction of the ecosystem of the Park, otherwise, an appropriate action would be taken against defaulters and at the same time a big assistance would be extended to those who help the department in protecting the Park for the future posterity.
BJP caught in 2G net, CBI probes NDA tenure
New DeLhI, NOvembeR 19 (ageNcIes): The 2G spectrum scam is the BJP’s favourite stick to beat the ruling combine but now the scam could boomerang on itself as the CBI has registered an FIR into spectrum allocation during BJP leader Pramod Mahajan’s tenure as telecom minister. Sources say that the CBI believes Pramod Mahajan allegedly caused a Rs 565 crore loss over 6 years. The FIR named then telecom
secretary Shayamal Ghosh, the then deputy director general JR Gupta and three companies including Vodafone and Airtel. The charges that the public servants entered into a criminal conspiracy with private companies and misused their office to favour the companies. What has embarrassed the BJP more is the CBI’s finding that public servants with the approval of the then minister hurriedly allocated additional
spectrum on 31.02.2002, causing cumulative loss of 508 crores. THe CBI has also said Pramod Mahajan was not named in the FIR since he expired. BJP spokeperson Prakash Javdekar said that the Congress using CBI as a political tool. On Saturday, the CBI carried out raids at 5 places including Mumbai, Gurgaon and Delhi offices of Airtel and Vodafone and the residences of the two retired
bureaucrats. Both Airtel and Vodafone issued statements assuring cooperation. With this FIR, BJP is firmly caught in the 2G net. The 4 page FIR makes it clear that BJP has escaped direct indictment only because Mahajan is no more. But Arun Shourie, BJP’s another leader is still being probed. Sources say nothing has been found against him so far but CBI’s official position is that the enquiry against Shourie is still on.
DImaPuR, NOvembeR 19 (mexN): West Bengal government will accord due honour to the Naga IR jawan who succumbed to injuries after a gun battle with Maoists in Purulia district on November 15 last. On Saturday afternoon, the slain soldier identified as Constable Mhasivikho Kirha of ‘F’ coy 10 IR (NAP), was given full guard of honour at an army cantonment in Purulia, sources said. Sources also said that West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, along with some of her cabinet colleagues and government officials will pay their respect to the mortal remains of the Naga jawan Sunday morning at Kolkata Airport, enroute to Nagaland by flight. Family sources said
that the mortal remains of late Mhasivikho will arrive Dimapur airport around 11-11.30 am. Nagaland government will also accord full honour to the slain IRB jawan. Meanwhile, family sources said that the funeral service of late Mhasivikho will be held Sunday at 2 pm at the deceased hometown Chumukedima. State DGP and other top brass of Nagaland Police will be attending the funeral service, sources added. It may be mentioned late Mhasivikho and a havildar of the 10 IR (NAP) deployed in West Bengal to fight the Maoists, were injured during a gun battle with the Maoists rebels in Purulia district on November 15 last. Sources said the havildar is presently out of danger.
Can Christianity be ‘Naganized’? Yupangnenla Longkumer Dimapur | November 19
More than a century ago, American missionaries came to the then Naga Hills and started their mission work – conversion, education and providing medical help. Since then Nagas have been practicing Christianity. However, at present Naga theologians are pondering over whether Christianity has evolved side by side with the Naga culture, or are it still foreign? On November 19, delegates from different theological colleges of Nagaland assembled at New Life Bible College in Dimapur for the Nagaland Theological Colleges Association (NTCA) 10th annual general meet. The delegates discussed the topic: “A Biblical and Theological Concept of Mission in the Context of Nagaland – A call to Renewal”, which was presented by Kansinglung Kamei, lecturer at Withee Bible College, Dimapur. Kamei cited Christopher King’s quote: “The missionaries were not interested in learning about the Nagas as
Nagas”. Supporting that he said Nagas forget to live as Nagas. This is one of the main reasons why Nagas fail to penetrate the gospel among themselves. “Christianity cannot be ‘Naganized’ without making Christ, in a sense a Naga, by clothing Him with Naga traditional signs and symbols, by worshipping Him with Naga songs music and dance. Christianity in Nagaland is not yet rooted in Naga culture.” In this regard, he said the churches need to build a community of believers who are deeply rooted in Naga culture which would help people realize themselves as Nagas and not following a “foreigner’s religion but a religion that is rooted in one’s own culture”. He opined that missionaries have failed to evangelize because they failed to present the gospel in the context of tribal Nagas. He also stated that God created Nagas with a unique culture and identity and God expects us (Nagas) to approach him in “the Naga way”. Continued on page 5
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Sunday 20 November 2011
ALL FOR THE LOVE OF TAMUL!!!
Seen here, is 82 years old man, Ashü Konyak grinding Beetle nut (Tamul) at Langmeang village under Mon district. He said since he lost many of his teeth and cannot chew the hard Betel nuts, so he usually grinds and eat. Also, a middle aged man gives a broad smile showing his red stained tooth. It is said that in olden times, the practice of keeping stained teeth became the tradition of every men folks and said it is an embarrassment for men folks to keep their tooth white. Even today, Konyak kingdom can be seen with maximum men folks eating betel nuts and at the same time, they rear betel nut and leaf for their own consumption. (Emilo Khuvung/Photos)
Tourist guides training held DIMAPUr, noveMber 19 (Mexn): The Tourist Guides- both government and private- who are to assist tourists visiting the state during the forthcoming Hornbill festival in the days to come were given some briefing as well as some inputs on the culture, arts, crafts, flora and fauna, biodiversity, history of Nagaland and “Dos” and “Don’ts” of guiding. Tourism Joint Director, K.T. Thomas in a press note stated that the guides were briefed by Himato Zhimomi, IFS, Commissioner and Secretary, Art and Culture, Tourism. Others who acted as resource persons are: V. Noudi, Art Executive, Department of Art and Culture, Vengota, NEPED, and K.T. Thomas from Tourism Department. About forty guides who represent both the Government and the private sector took part in the one day training on November 16, 2011.
Govt officers and NGOs called to have cordial bond
Mon, noveMber 19 (DIPr): Addressing at District Level Consultation on National Social Security Schemes (NSSS), at Deputy Commissioner’s conference hall on November 17 the DC Mon, Angau I. Thou called upon the Government officers and the NGOs of the district to have cordial relationship and also to retrospect the past mistakes for implementation of the Government’s schemes and projects efficiently in the district. She asserted that pointing fingers and blaming each other would not solve any problems and urged to have good co-ordination between the Government departments and the NGOs. She also urged upon the Government officers to maintain transparency in
implementing various Governments’ Schemes and to see that the poorest of the poor and the disable persons who have 3% reservation are not excluded. She also informed that in order to identify genuine old aged persons under the Old Age Pension Schemes, District Level Committee have been constituted and only genuine beneficiaries would be selected on the basis of their photographs. The DC also appealed to the NGOs, the Church and public leaders to create awareness to the people about hospital delivery for pregnant mother, Saakshar Bharat, Ration Card for BPL, 3% reservation for the disable persons and other policies and schemes of the Government. The representatives from Social Welfare de-
partment, Food & Civil Supplies, Health & Family Welfare and DRDA also presented their respective schemes, and reported how it has been implemented in the district. The representatives informed about two category of Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Schemes (Age 60 - 79 years Rs. 300 PM and 80 years and above Rs. 500/- PM) and its criteria for selection; National Family Benefit Schemes; Incentives of Rs. 700/- and Rs. 600/- for the pregnant mother and Asha Workers respectively for hospital delivery; Deposit of Rs. 10,000/- each to every account of the Village Health Committee (VHC) mean for Pregnant Women and Asha Workers. Implementation of MGNREGS schemes, its Job Card and
Section of VDB Secy. & VCC during the general meeting at council hall Mon on November 18.
Mon, noveMber 19 (DIPr): A general meeting of the Mon district Village Council Chairmen and VDB Secretaries was held at Council hall, Mon on November 18. Referring to the queries raised by the president Konyak Students Union regarding reports that there is a VIP share in the VDB and appointment of Government employees as VDB secretary in some villages, the DC responded that VDB is an independent body free from political influence and the question of VIP’s share in the VDB is wrong allegation. Regarding appointment of Government employees as VDB Secretaries, she asked the gathering to report the matter for necessary action. Addressing the gathering, the Deputy Commissioner, Mon Angau I Thou appealed to the Vil-
lage Council Chairmen and the VDB Secretaries to utilize the VDB fund judiciously and to maintain transparency and accountability while implementing VDB activities at the grass root level. She said all the schemes under VDB should be pre-planned and implement it with the concern of the VDB Members and the civil societies of the respective village. All meetings relating to the activities of the VDB schemes should be conduct openly and added it is the duty and responsibility of the Village Council Chairmen and the VDB Secretaries to know the rules and regulations of the VDB. She also stressed on women’s share of 25% and youth share of 20% under grand-in-aid and urged the council Chairmen and VDB Secretaries to strictly implement it. She also ex-
To serve God, a leader cannot be corrupt
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DIMAPUr, noveMber 19 (Mexn): The 37th conference of Kuhuboto Ghakhu Baptist Church Leaders’ Fellowship is being held at Ahoje village Baptist Church. The programme got underway on November 18 with Pukhavi Yeptho, former member, Dimapur Municipal Council gracing the introductory service as a special guest. A press note received here stated that while exhorting the congregation of church leaders’ Pukhavi said that it is a blessed and joyous occasion to strengthen their commitment to work for God’s glory. He reminded them that they represent thousands of believers and that they have a great responsibil-
Former member DMC, Pukhavi Yeptho exhorting the congregation during the 37th Conference of Kuhuboto Ghakhu Baptist Church Leaders’ Fellowship.
ity to reach out to people of spread the gospel of Christ and to build a society of faithful believers. Stating that a leader cannot be corrupt to serve God, he said a church leader should be a man of integ-
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its present rate of Rs. 118 per day; Ration Cards for both APL & BPL; Mid Day Meal and other public schemes. Basing on the above report, the participants had a good discussion and healthy interaction with the departmental officers. After sharing on the social issues of the district, it jointly adopted a follow-up action to organize awareness on Governments’ scheme and joint inspection at sub-decision and village level. Earlier, welcome address was delivered by Executive Secretary KBBB, Chemyuh; Key note address by Executive Director HADO, Peihwang and short speech was also delivered by CASA officials. The programme was sponsored by Hill Area Development Organization (HADO).
VIP’s share in VDB is wrong allegation: DC Mon
One arrested DIMAPUr, noveMber 19 (Mexn): One Mughavi Sema was arrested on November 19, 2011 and was forwarded to judicial custody under drugs and cosmetic Act 1940. Commissioner of Excise (NC) Nagaland Dimapur has stated in a press note that Thatang AIE seized 1180 capsules S/P and 80 tablets of Nitrasm drugs in Newfield check gate Dimapur.
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rity, dependable and have convincing ability in what you do or speak by being righteous. Heurgedthechurchleaderstostrengthenoneanother in upholding the sanctity of the church and its growth.
Nivishe, pastor, Luzheto Baptist Church delivered a message taking a scripture from the chapter of Lamentations in the Bible. Rev. S. Vitoshe Swu, Executive Secretary, WSBAK and Rev. Dr. Hevukhu Achumi, Director, SBC are other speakers of the conference. The inaugural service was led by Hekato, pastor, Xelhozhe Baptist Church and recorded by Tokali, youth director, Suhoi Baptist Church. Ahoje, head GB of the host village delivered welcome address. Mughavi, vice chairman of KGBPF conducted the introduction of the delegates. Hozuli, women leader, Nizhevi Baptist Church read a scripture from the Bible. The conference will conclude on November 20.
Anganwadi Helpers training at Meluri
Children of Government Primary School, D-Block Kohima having Mid-day meal on November 18. This school which was inaugurated last year by the state government has class-A upto Class-V and need basic infrastructures like proper class rooms, teachers, toilet, kitchen to cook midday meal etc. Currently there are only four congested class rooms for ClassA upto Class-V. Mid-day meal not regularly provided to the children but with the generosity of teachers meals are cooked by teachers from their homes on rotation basis.
LBA meeting of Sainik School Punglwa held
DIMAPUr, noveMber 19 (Mexn): The Local Board of Administration (LBA) meeting of Sainik School Punglwa was held on November 19 at the school campus. Maj General N George VSM, Chief of staff, HQ 3 Corps & Chairman and CM Chang, MP & senior members attended the meeting. The meeting was also attended by Col SK Rath, Col Edn HQ 3 Corps, Khrupe sothu, Jt. Secretary, School education and nodal officer, M.Z.
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horted to maintain peace and work with unity for the progress of the village. Rtd. DC & Ombudsman, DRDA Mon L.T. Konyak lamented that despite various schemes under VDB there is hardly any visible development in most of the villages in the district. This shows that schemes are not implemented properly at the grass root level. He called upon the chairmen and VDB Secretaries to utilize VDB fund according to the needs of the village and implement it effectively for development of their villages. Short speeches were also proposed by Mr. Honje Konyak, Project Director, DRDA and Mr. Tali Pongener, President, State VDB Association Nagaland. The programme started with Welcome speech by the president VDB Association, Mr. Wangpai M. Wangsa.
Akho, Executive Engineer PWD (H) Education division, BK Nanda, Principal, DPS,Dimapur, Zuring Medeliang (DC Peren representative), Hupun Zeliang (parent member), Col R Alagarraj, Principal apprised the members on functioning and progress on academics and various construction projects. It is also pertinent to mention here that, this is the farewell visit of the Chairman,Maj General N George
VSM. General is retiring from active service on December 31. In his farewell speech, the chairman thanked all the LBA members for their active support and co-operation for the betterment of the school. While addressing the cadets he urged them to be more responsible and positive towards the tasks that they undertake and also inculcate the spirit of camaraderie by actively participating in all school related activities.
DIMAPUr, noveMber 19 (Mexn): Orientation training for Anganwadi Helpers under Meluri Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Project was organized on November 15 at Meluri Village Council Hall, Meluri. Deputy Director, Social Welfare and Programme Officer, ICDS, Shikuto Sema speaking as a resource person deliberated on the topics relating to “the duties of the anganwadi helpers, health education, population control and HIV/AIDS”, while two other resource persons, Supervisors (Meluri Project), Chirhotshu and Porhutho spoke on “maintenance of various registers in the absence of Anganwadi Workers and maintenance of monthly progress report in the absence of Anganwadi Worker” respectively. The programme was chaired by Child Development Project Officer, Meluri, Rukuvoto Ringa and vote of thanks was delivered by Porhutho. A good number of Anganwadi helpers from all the 31 villages under Meluri Subdivision attended the orientation training, which is the first of its kind in the said project.
CTC notifies CHUMUKeDIMA, noveMber 19 (Mexn): In continuation to office earlier notification as regard to prior permission/ renewal of permit for hoardings/ erection of bill boards/ advertisement, the Chumukedima Town council has reminded to all the departments, organization, agencies, etc that it has been found that inspite of earlier notification many has failed to obtain/ renew their permit. Thepfulhoutuo Shuya, Chief Advisor Chumukedima Town Council has notified all the concerned members to once again do the needful within 7(seven) days from the date of issue of this notification without fail, failures will be compelled to take its course of Action as per provision of law. For more information contact at the office no:03862-240501/241717.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, NLA speaker Kiyanilie Peseyie and others during the 25th anniversary of Western Angami Public Organization on November 19 at Sechü Zubza. (Morung Photo/Chizokho Vero)
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REGION Briefs Reigning Miss Nagaland appeals to NSCN (IM)
Dimapur, November 19 (mexN): Reigning Miss Nagaland 2011, Hattinneng Hangsing appealed NSCN (IM) through a press release, for kind release of Asat Doungel, President, KIN. It was stated that as a peace loving citizens, it pained her to learn about that the President was under the control odd. Hattinneng Hangsing also sincerely requested NSCN (IM) to kindly uphold the assigned task of “Forgive and Forget” and pardon the KIN President for hurting the sentiments of NSCN (IM) in his pursuit of serving his tribesmen with full dedication and honesty.
Manipur Cop stabbed to death by own father
imphal, November 19 (NNN): In a shocking incident, a sub-inspector of Manipur police department died after he was stabbed by his own father over a minor feud between them, a police source said Saturday. The victim was identified as Heikrujam Darwin Singh 30, a sub-inspector of State police department.The incident took place at Changaingei makha Leikai under Singjamei police station in Imphal West when his father Rajendro, 58 Stabbed him following a minor family feud yesterday night at around 9:30 at their residence. Darwin was rushed to the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) hospital but succumbed to his injuries there at 1 am on November 19, 2011. Sources said Rajendro was in inebriated condition when the incident happened.
ZBN dismayed over abduction of President KIN
Dimapur, November 19, (mexN): The Zeliangrong Baudi Nagaland (ZBN) expressed dismay over the abduction of Asat Doungel, President of the Kuki Inpi Nagaland (KIN) by the NSCN-IM on the November 14, 2011 from Medziphema Town.ZBN has made an appeal to the collective leadership of the NSCN-IM for his safe and early release. The Press release appended by its General Secretary, Azeu Namcyn Hau stated that “things could have been amicably settled across the table; extortions, threats, kidnappings or abductions are not the answers especially at a time when we are yearning for peace”. We appeal for the safe and early release of Asat Doungel on humanitarian ground, it stated. Conveying sympathy to the Doungel family, the Zeliangrong Baudi prayed that the Almighty God gives them the faith to remain strong at this unfortunate hour of grief and dilemma.
AR Jawan found death under mysterious circumstances
Dimapur, November 19(mexN): In an unrelated incident, a jawan of 35 Assam rifles posted at Shajik Tampak under Chakpikarong police station in Chandel district was found death under mysterious circumstances on November 18 at 6 am. The deceased has been identified as Kavindra Chaudhary 38 from Bihar. Police sources said a bullet penetrated on the back of his head. It was not immediately confirmed whether it was a suicide case or murder. A case has been registered at the Chakpikarong police station regarding the incident.
BSF nabs Ulfa 'linkman'
SHILLONG, November 19 (TNN): Acting on specific inputs, troops of border outpost Purakhasia, Ex-114 Battalion BSF deployed in the West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya apprehended one Bangladeshi national working as an Ulfa 'linkman' in the early hours of Friday. "He was nabbed near border post 1099/M while he was trying to infiltrate into India," said a spokesperson at the Assam and Meghalaya Frontier Headquarters of the BSF here. The apprehended person was identified as Prominson Sangma (25) of Nockhi village in Sherpur district of Bangladesh.
TC not to forge alliance with other political parties Newmai News Network Imphal, November 19
WITH THE ELECTION campaign season kick starting in the state of Manipur, the Trinamool Congress (TC) on Saturday announced that the party would not forge alliance with other political parties for the forthcoming polls to the 10th Manipur Assembly. This was made public by Trinamool Congress leader and Union minister for shipping, Mokul Roy while briefing to journalists after a meeting of the party executive members here.
The union minister accompanied by party’s leader K .D. Singh, N-E region in-charge touched down in imphal at 10:30 Saturday on a one-day visit to the state. Mokul Roy flanked by K .D. Singh informed that the party would put up one candidate each for the 60 Assembly constituencies of Manipur to fight the coming polls expecting February next year and he also expressed high hope that TC would definitely bring change in the state after the general elections. Expressing tough stand on the integrity of Mani-
pur, Mokul said Trinamool Congress will always maintain the territorial integrity of state and will never allow disintegrating it. He also expressed confidence that the party will bring a good government in the state where there will be no economic blockade, bandh, agitation and all after the general elections 2012. Asked about what will the party do to help the grief of the people of Manipur due to the 111-day- long economic blockade on national highways, mokul Roy and K .D. Singh said they will definitely raise the is-
sue of the state in the coming winter session of the Parliament. “Our party is quite different from other political parties” said the two leaders in one tone when reporters asked that political parties come and go after giving their assurances and promises but nothing happened despite their words. The two Trinamool Congress leaders, who visited the state to re-organize the state Ttrinamool Congress, left Imphal this afternoon after attending a public meeting at Yumnam Leikai here.
IN WHAT CAN be termed as a “jubilee gift” to Western Angami Public Organization (WAPO) on the occasion of its 25th anniversary here, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today announced an assistance of Rs. 25 lakhs towards improvement of WAPO Ground at Sechü Zubza. Rio assured this in response to a memorandum submitted by WAPO on the need of hour to improve the WAPO ground. Also responding to the plea made by elected representative of 8th Western Angami A/C, Kiyanilie Peseyie, speaker NLA on the necessity to construct a new office building of SDO© Sechü Zubza, creation of BDO office at Sechü Zubza and to upgrade Primary Health Centre to that of Community Health Centre, the chief minister said the government will look into the matter in the interest and welfare of the people. Complimenting WAPO for attaining 25 years, Rio acknowledged their
ShilloNG, November 19 (pTi): Eighteen teachers from Thailand today were awarded with certificates after undergoing a rigorous training in English and personal development skills in the city. Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma conferred the awards. The participants were trained in various courses which were designed on subjects of Behavioral & Personality Development, Communication Skills, Business Skills and Customer Service Skills. The teachers of St Gabriel Foundation, Thailand were imparted a two months' trainingbyBeaconvilleTraining Academy in collaboration with the English and Foreign Languages University here. Awarding the diploma certificates, Mukul Sangma lauded the effort of the Beaconville Training Academy for imparting various types of training to the youth of the State and the foreign students. He said, "Globalization has created a lot of opportunities before the youth and it poses challenges to the teachers and researchers to equip themselves with the right kind of knowledge and skills so that theycanfitinthejobmarkets."
invaluable contribution towards the welfare of the society and hoped that they will continue to work and lead the people towards the right direction. Also appreciating the leadership quality of the Western Angamis, Rio made special mention of leaders like A.Z. Phizo, T. Sakhrie, JB Jasokie, TN Angami who contributed a lot to Naga society on many fronts. Stating that the state government was working for unity and reconciliation, he however said the government alone cannot bring unity. In this, Rio called upon the each and every individual to come forward and put collective effort to bring unity among the Nagas. Referring to the contributions and helping hand extended by various organizations/departments/ individuals towards re-building of chief minister’s residence after it was burnt into ashes, Rio said the re-building was possible and completed on time through the strength of unity and cooperation. Thanking each and every individual who contributed toward
ADDRESSING THE GATHERING of Chakhesangs during the 31st general session of Chakhesang Public Organization (CPO) today here at Chizami village as guest speaker, Husazu Epao Principal, Patkai Christian College stressed on the theme, “Year of Vision”. Calling upon the Chakhesangs to engage themselves in true struggle, he said’ struggle is not the hardest nor the riskiest struggle’ he maintained and added “struggle is for progress with greater speed and only one gear adjustment is required in this regard-the mindset of the people. Instead of expecting government to do everything for us which is a sickly mindset it should convert to “Let us” attitude”, he added. Stressing on the importance of preserving and
protecting the forest and bio-diversity conservation, he urged the Chakhesangs to preserve and protect the Zanibu and Kupamedzu mountain forests and disclosed that these two ranges are the mother survival of the communities. Urging the parents to develop the competitive spirits in their children and feeling of equality, he said, “there is a need to take the courage to fight the backwardness phenomenon, and in the meantime the very mindset makes the community a virtual beggar in the long run”. To throw away the backwardness mindset, Epao said, nothing is impossible quoting the word of Napoleon- ‘impossibility is found only in the dictionary of fools’ Epao call upon the Chakhesangs to be ready to face of any kind of eventuality so as to move forward, he said, let us opt ‘no risk no gain’.
Kishenji’s presence in Assam is not important, says Gogoi GuwahaTi, November 19 (pTi): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said he gave no importance to the reported presence of Maoist leader Koteswar Rao alias Kishenji in Assam. “I don’t give importance to the presence of Kishenji in Assam. Maoist activities are taking place even without him here. In fact, if he is moving around in my state it is good for me ...I can catch him,” Mr. Gogoi said responding to reporters queries about the reported presence of Kishenji in Assam. “When he works underground then it is a matter of concern for me,” he said. Asked if the ULFA
were the ‘big brothers’ of Maoists, Mr. Gogoi said, “they are in the same boat.” Media reports had claimed that the most wanted Maoist leader had sneaked into Assam a few ago and was believed to be in Bongaigaon or Kokrajhar district to establish bases of the rebel group in the north-east region. Mr. Gogoi also said that the prime minister had been impressed upon not to withdraw the special Naxalite area development schemes from Assam in view of the improvement in law and order as the backward areas with poor communication and interstate borders were breeding grounds for militants.
Emus walk at a farm in Amching village, east of Guwahati, Assam. This large bird native to Australia is farmed for its meat, oil, leather and various other uses. (AP Photo)
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GuwahaTi, November 19 (pTi): After Manipur, Assam today objected to the Centre's reported suggestion to grant a 'supra state body' status to Nagas settled across northeastern region. "There is even no hint of creation of a suprastate.Beforegrantingit,the government of India will certainly consult us before taking such a step. But if it is created then we will certainly oppose it," Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told reporters here. "There is no basis till now for granting a supra state body. Officially there is no such information. Our officers have inquired about
formation," he said. He said maybe it was Naga rebel group NSCN-IM that was floating the idea of the 'supra state body'. "There will be problems if a supra state body is created. Can problems be solved simply by creating autonomous councils for different communities... more problems will instead be created," he pointed out. Elaborating, he said many Assamese, Bengalis and Tamils resided in Delhi but would supra state bodies be created for them there. Government spokesman and minister Himanta Biswa Sar-
re-building of the CM’s residence, Rio asserted that ‘We can do anything if there is unity among the Nagas.’ On the other hand, Rio said the people have every right to criticize the government but there should be a constructive criticism. He said criticism must be constructive and conducive for the society. NLA speaker Kiyanilie Peseyie maintained that the ongoing development activities in Nagaland are possible following the prevailing peaceful atmosphere in the state and the good leadership in the DAN government. Peseyie said the public are happy with the government for its endeavour to bring all round-developmnet in the state. Earlier, the function was chaired by WAPO president Vikehielie Victor. WAPO’s first president Zapuvisie Lhousa and others also spoke on the occasion. Mezoma Youth Organization and Alder Club Khonoma entertained the gathering with cultural items. Vote of thanks was proposed by WAPO vice president Satuo Sechü.
Dimapur, November 19 (mexN): Giving an ultimatum to the State government, the All Nagaland Field Staff Association (ANFSA) of the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) has said that all ‘work-charge’ employees will go on an indefinite agitation if the government fails to address their plight. Zhekugha Assumi, President ANFSA in a press release stated that the government had declared to give 50% seats to the workcharge employees (to be regularized) on the basis of seniority, while 50% would be filled by fresh appointments in case of any post vacancy within the department. The Association stated that the government had recommended the regularization of work-charge employees who have worked in
CPO General Session held at Chizami Village Chizami (Phek)| November 19
18 teachers from Thailand awarded certificates
sam government would take no steps which would affect the geographical boundary of the state, which had only some Zeme Nagas in North Cachhar Hills district who were only encroachers. Earlier, Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh had written to the Centre seeking clarification on media reports that the government wasconsideringgrantinga'supra state body' status to Nagas livinginAssam,Nagaland,Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh to enable them to preserve their culture, identity and customary laws under one body.
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Minsiter for Health & Family Welfare Kuzhovesa Soho speaking at the CPO 31 general session. (Morung Photo)
Minister for Health & Family Welfare, K.Azo Nienu in his exhortation, firmly urged the Chakhesangs not to break the unity of the tribe in respect of differs in party principle, denominations, dialects etc. He said one should look at positive angles for the larger interest of the community. Expressing his concerned to keep the CPO platform free from dirt, he make a special appeals to
the CPO officials not to entertained political matter in the platform any more but give a special focus for the larger interest of the community. Expressing his happiness over the judicious utilization of MGNREGA scheme by the Chizami Village, he wished all villages present on the day would opt the implementation process of Chizami as an opener in the near future.
Azo also said, the talk of corruption is indeed eating up the future of the Nagas but he said real corruptions comes from grassroot level and added that no public money was misused by Chakhesangs legislators as of now, although there may be some sort of political survivor. Stressing on the backwardness issue, the health Minister said, the Chakhesangs grouped under backward category is by compulsion stating the late arrival of Christianity, lack of road communication problems were the main reasons behind the scene. He however said, but now it is the choice of our destiny.. MLA & Advisor, Deo Nukhu in his short greetings, urged the entire Chakhesangs to humble themselves so as to regain the good reputation and the unity that forefathers bestowed its abundant blessing upon the community.
the department for 15 years and above, and those on the verge of retirement be immediately regularized with pension and other benefits. Despite these assurances, ANFSA alleged that the government has been making fresh appointments and depriving the work-charge employees of their entitled opportunity. ANFSA stated that the department had set up a screening committee to detect and screen out fictitious/bogus names of work-charge employees, and accordingly a physical verification exercise and screening test were carried out on several occasion and identity cards issued. The Association stated that it is unfortunate the government does not recognise the contributions of the hard working workcharge employees.
EMERGENCY GENERAL MEETING The Nagaland Food and Civil Supplies Field Staff Association will held an Emergency General Meeting on 22/11/2011 at 11:00 AM at the Directorate Conference Hall. All the registered members of the Association are to attend the meeting positively without fail to discuss issues regarding Departmental Service matters, absentees will be seriously viewed. (IPETDAUNG) Jt.Secretary NFCSFSA
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Resonance announces scholarship shall win a Silver Medal & Six Days visit to Singapore including SCIENCE CENTRE SINGAPORE and also four to five other tourist attractions in Singapore. The prize worth for 2nd Rank will be more than Rs. 1 Lac to each student The National 3rd Rank of each Class (total seven students, one from each class) shall win a Bronze Medal & a high-end Laptop of worth Rs. 50000 each. The students from All India Rank from 04th to 10 in each class shall be rewarded with Desktop PCs worth Rs. 25000 each. The students from All India Rank 11to 500 shall also win prizes ranging from Personal Music Players (PMPs), Sports Watches to branded Writing Pens. Through STaRT-2012, Resonance shall give away various attractive prizes & awards as mentioned above, having a total worth of more than Rs. 50 Lacs (Rupees Fifty lacs), to 3500 students in total (500 students from each class). Resonance has also generously allocated scholarships of maximum worth of Rs. 06 Crores (Rupees Six Crores) for the final top hundred students, from each class, if they enroll into yearlong classroom programmes of Resonance targeting CBSE, NTSE, KVPY Olympiads, IIT-JEE, AIEEE, AIMPT as rele-
Dimapur, November 19 (mexN): The premiere coaching institute of the country, Resonance, Kota has announced nationwide biggest Academic Talent hunt test called ‘Scholarship cum Talent Reward Test (STaRT) 2012’, which is a two-stage national level talent test for students of class VI, VII, VIII, IX, X and XI & XII of Science Stream. Along with the academic and self development benefits for students like National Benchmarking and exposure to real life academic competition, STaRT-2012 is also loaded with excellent & biggest prizes & awards to the winning students. The Stage-I will be qualifying examination for the Stage-II followed by Felicitation Function & Champion’s Camp at Kota. The unique feature of prizes in STaRT-2012 is that the finally declared National toppers (1st Rank) of each class (total seven students, one from each class) shall win a Gold Medal & Eleven days visit to USA including three days visit to Space Camp at Kennedy Space Centre, NASA, USA and also four to five other tourist attractions in USA . The prize worth for 1st Rank will be more than Rs. 2 Lac to each student. The National Runners-up (2nd Rank) of each class (total seven students, one from each class)
vant to their class and aspirations. The winners will be invited at Kota for the Felicitation Function to be held in February, 2012.The final top hundred students of all classes except class XII shall also be invited for three days Champion’s Camp at Kota, Rajasthan in which expert mentors of Resonance shall educate and guide them with a focus on establishing foundation for future competitive exams like NTSE, IJSO, KVPY, Olympiads, IIT-JEE and other Engineering & Medical entrances according to relevance of the class of students. According to the format of STaRT-2012, the schools can conduct first stage test of STaRT-2012 in their own premises and also become entitled for awards of worth more than Rs. 12 Lacs (Rupees Twelve Lac) in various reward categories for Schools, their Principals and Coordinators based on performance and participation of their students. A student, apart from his/her own school, also has options to participate in first stage of STaRT-2012 by taking test either at Resonance test centre or Online. The first stage test of STaRT-2012 shall be conducted on various dates in December, 2011 and the second stage test shall be
PRA conducted at Mengujuma
conducted on 22 January 2012. Both the tests will be OMR based, comprising objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology & Mental Ability, mainly from NCERT syllabus of the respective class. Class XI and XII students of Mathematics and Biology shall get different papers. Registration for STaRT-2012, has already opened on September 26, 2011 & would close on November 26, 2011 whereas the complete information and guidance for STaRT-2012 has been made available on STaRT’s official website www.resostart.in . The same is also available on Resonance’s website www.resonance.ac.in According to R.K. Verma, MD, CEO & Head (Academics), Resonance holds a high reputation for the sincere & successful methodology in its programmes for the tough competitive examinations like IITJEE, AIEEE, AIPMT, KVPY, International Olympiads & NTSE and the expertise & understanding of the crux of competition at Resonance are the backbone of devising STaRT-2012 to effectively give students a chance to compete with their true mettle and also adjudge themselves against the prevailing level of competition in the country.
Participants of Participatory Rural Appraisals programme at Mengujuma village.
Dimapur, November 19 (mexN): With the aim of involving the community to observe and discuss the existing situation of water and sanitation and deliberate issues for bringing about possible solutions Participatory Rural Appraisals are being conducted in villages all over the state sponsored by WSSO, PHED. PRA was conducted at Mengujuma village on No-
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Dimapur, November 19 (mexN): On November 17, cultivation practices and insect pests and diseases management of Citrus was organised by ATMA, SDAO Tseminyu at EHUNNU. SDAO Tseminyu Athinu Rengma in a press note stated that Sutensha ATA, chaired the programme and invocation was followed by Rev Tusaya Kath. Welcome address was delivered by chairman. Technical session was taken up by Smt. Khekali Sema SMS (Horticulture) and Michael Pienyu SMS (Plant Protection) Tseminyu. Earlier Key note was addressed by Athinu Rengma, BTT Convenor Tseminyu. Caleb Kath conveyed the word of gratitude. All together 48 (forty eight) trainees attended the programme. The programme concluded with lunch, and distribution of seeds to all the participants. Participants and resource persons of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) exercise organized by PHED (Rural) and sponsored by WSSO on 15th and 16th November 2011 at Ehunnu and Tseminyu village under Kohima district.
Medical Assessment Camp for CWSN
Kohima, November 19 (mexN): The District Mission Authority, SSA Kohima in collaboration with Naga Hospital Authority Kohima has organized Medical Assessment Camp for Children with Special Needs (CWSN) in the age group of 6-14 years at Naga Hospital Kohima from October 14 to 21 last. The camp was held in order to access the nature and level of disabilities so as to provide aids and appliances to the needy children in order to assist and support them in their studies, to give equal opportunity for inclusive education as it is a fundamental right for every
child to get free and compulsory education and now that it has become not only an obligation but mandatory to get/receive free and compulsory education under Right of Education under RTE Act 2009. The successful conduct of the medical assessment camp was possible mainly due to the support and cooperation of the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima and the team of specialist doctors and their team, parents, teachers and all those people including media personnel for wide publicity towards this venture, a release received here said.
vember 7, Kiruphema Basa and Bawe on November 17. The participants of the exercise were Chairman of the villages and representatives from Village Council, VDB, VEC, Women organization, ASHA/ Anganwadi, PHC/CHC, Local Church, Youth organization, Students Union, WATSAN. The facilitators of the exercise were from PHED, Rural Devision Kohima.
pheK, November 19 (Dipr): Agriculture Technology Management Agency, Phek organized the exhibition cum competition and sales day held at local ground Pfutsero Town on November 18. ADC Pfutsero, Robert Lonchari inaugurated the exhibition as the Chief Guest. Invocation prayer was offered by Rev.
Vezopa Tetseo, Executive Secretary CBCC. The exhibition items were as fallowed as special category section wise; cereal, spices, fruits, vegetable, flowers, fish & poultry etc. The different Self Help Groups from different villages and town under Pfutsero sub-division came and participated in the program.
2G scam: CBI registers fresh case, searches offices of Vodafone, Airtel
NeW Delhi, November 19 (pTi): The CBI on Saturday carried out searches at the Vodafone office in Mumbai and Airtel office in Gurgaon after registering a case against ex-telecom secretary Shyamal Ghosh and the two telecom service providers for alleged irregularities in spectrum allocation during tenure of Pramod Mahajan as telecom minister. Besides Ghosh, the case was registered against former director of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited J R Gupta, the agency said. Immediately af-
ter registering the case, CBI teams conducted searches at the official premises of Vodafone in Mumbai, Airtel in Gurgaon and residences of Ghosh and Gupta, it said. Responding to the raids, Bharti Airtel said it has always maintained the highest standard of corporate governance and regulatory compliance. “We would like to categorically state that all the spectrum alloted to us from time to time has been strictly as per the stated government policy,” a Bharti Airtel spokesperson said.
“We are providing all details and correspondence to the authorities and shall provide complete support as needed in the matter,” the spokesperson said. When approached, Vodafone said they would comment on the developments later. The CBI had registered a Preliminary Enquiry to look into the allocation of spectrum under Mahajan to certain companies beyond the prescribed limit. The CBI alleged in its FIR that Department of Telecom had increased the
base spectrum for telecom companies from 4.4 MhZ to 6.2 MhZ during Mahajan’s tenure from 2001 to 2003 and also allocated extra spectrum on subscriberbased criteria. The agency has already filed a case with regard to alleged conspiracy in the Aircel-Maxis deal during the tenure of the then telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran. Vodafone said all their documents related to the spectrum allocation were in compliance with the governing laws and regulations and it was cooperating
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Students from Dimensions Institute for Education & Research (Spoken English Division) Dimapur toured Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary on November 12, 2011 as part of its annual picnic.
ARC & Vaccination Camp at Noklak A Anti-Rabies Vaccination (ARV) cum Veterinary Camp, organized and sponsored by Land Resources Department Tuensang took place recently at Town Hall Compound Noklak with P. Longon , Minister for Soil and Water Conservation and Land Resources Department as the special guest. Expressing happiness over the camp being organized in Noklak, the Minister in his address said that the people should shift focus from shifting cultivation to animal rearing as an alternative. He also urged upon the people to change the mindset of full dependency on agriculture and find other ways to become self –sufficient like livestock sectors. The Minister also encouraged willing farmer to take up full fledged ani-
mal rearing like piggery, poultry or duckling. Later he declared open the camp. In his introductory , Menuosetuo Teikha, DPO LRD Tuensang said that in view of the lack of veterinary and animal husbandry facilities in and around Noklak town, the DPO felt that ARV and Veterinary camp was the need of the hour , to encourage farmers to take up animal rearing as a livelihood activities. The resource persons were Dr. Toshisenla Lkr and Dr Tangnio Shiu along with other WDT members. ADC Noklak S. Tainiu along with other dignitaries were also present at the camp. Around fifty dogs were vaccinated with Rabigen ARV and number of pigs castrated. Deworming tablets were also distributed against parasitic infestation of dogs, pigs and poultry. Feed supplement and mineral mixtures for livestock and poultry were also
Residents of Lower Jail Colony are seen cleaning drainage. The residents on November 12 participated in the cleanliness drive which was held at their colony in particular and Kohima town in general. (Photo by Rev.Dr. L. Tsanso, Advisor, LJC)
The members of Amigo Society celebrated Ahuna Festival with Omega Yep, president of GS Road Business Owners' Association, Dimapur.
The CAO Zeilad Zeliangrong Region has seriously viewed the contents of the Press Statement of the so called Zeliangrong Baudi on November 19 of Nagaland Post, Dimapur. TA Rongmei was the president of the Rongmei Council, North East India (Assam, Manipur & Nagaland). He was also the Convenor of the Coordination Committee of the three councils: The Zeme Council, The Liangmei Council & the Rongmei Council. He participated at the said convention of the 30th July 2010. It was he and the three councils, protested against the nomenclature of the Baudi on the ground that Zeliangrong could not be a common identity of three tribes. The decision taken in that convention was not at all contentious because the representation from the NNC and NSCN (K) along with the representatives of the three councils walked out in protest against the imposed resolution of the convention. Therefore, the CAO Zeliad Zeliangrong Region has rightly denounced the Baudi, unmandated. The CAO Zeliand Zeliangrong Region questioned; under what authority the baudi has termed the CAO as self style CAO? It is a challenge to the NSCN/GPRN. All cadres of the NSCN/GPRN are not self style national Workers. The explanation o the provocative allegation should be submitted to the CAO Zeliad Zeliangrong Region within 15 days from the date of publication of this news otem. Failing which necessary action shall be initiated accordingly. The involvement with the ZUF behind the screen was well established with proof and evidence. The Baudi should ask pardon from the GPRN before it will be too late. It’s unfortunate for the Baudi to demand for termination of the post of CAO from his service of the Nation, basing on unfortunate ground of malice and jealously which reveals the cowardice of the Baudi.
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distributed to the Farmers. Meanwhile on Friday one day training for Watershed Committee and Self Help Group for implementation of IWMP 111 and IV was held at the CKS Conference hall Tuensang, where members of 17 villages attended. The program was graced by Mhademo Yanthan DC Tuensang as the chief guest. He also distributed stationeries to the villages for book keeping. The technical session was taken up by four resources persons. Menuosetuo Teikha, DPO LRD Tuensang gave the guidelines of IWMP (Integrated Watershed Management Project) implementation. He also stressed the importance of working as a team and not for personal gain. Asenuo Kire , MSW spoke on “formation of and importance of SHGs , while Dr. Toshisenla Lkr, BVSC &AH and Dr Tangnio Shiu BVSC & AH spoke on piggery and poultry respectively, followed by interaction hour.
The Baudi may please remember the proverb, “Look before you leap”. Central Administrative officer Zeliad Zeliangrong Region NSCN/GPRN
Appeal to Naga Students’ Federation We have the honour and appreciate your kind initiative in bringing the success on issue of superannuation problem in the state. However, still it needs strong protest to address further on Public Sector under taking issue on direct appointment / recruitment of officers and staffs by the politicians (chairman) paving the way for their family members and supporters only, without series of interviews and selection, depriving the deserving students, this has become the rehabilitation centre of politicians. We appeal, your good office to take up this issue on top priority with the state govt. basing on the following points given below: 1. Rampant appointment of officers and staff without interview and selection by the politicians (chairman) from his family circle or supporters in all PSU in the state since 1970. 2. There may be some cases of appointment with fake documents, since there is no series of interview /selection or documents are not properly scrutinized during the time of appointment. We appeal to check all the related documents from Class – X to PG level with NBSE & Universities from 1975 of NBSE in the state. 3. Fix stipulated date to all PSU to compile each and every staff and officers documents from the date of their appointment. 4. Appeal to the state govt to declare vacancy of post in every PSU in the state from time to time. 5. Direct appointment on adhoc /contract /fixed pay since 2005 to 2011 with no
Under the initiative of Advisor, Dimapur Municipal Council Vikholie Nienu, a social work was organized at Super Market area on November 17. Women department of Chakhesang Baptist Church, East Dimapur and members Telegu Church, Dimapur with assistance from DMC staff actively took part in the work and cleaned the road sides.
Dimapur, November 19, (mexN): The Dimapur Dobasi (DBs) undertook an Excursion to the DBs Court of Aghunato and Kiphire as a field exposure to the Customary Court of other areas and to learn about the Customs, Traditions and Customarylawsforbetterfunctioning of DBs Court of Dimapur located at Deputy Commissioner’s Office, Dimapur. In a press note issued by Akheto Z Awomi DB, Secretary, Dobasis Customary Court, DC Office, it was stated that the interaction with the Dobasis of Agunato & Kiphire was extremely satisfactory and very helpful which will guide the Dobasi of Dimapur for effective functioning of the Customary Court. The Cus-
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Can Christianity be ‘Naganized’?
Students of Delhi Public School Dimapur enjoying the items performed by their teachers on Children's Day, November 14. The occasion was celebrated with splendour and gaiety in the school campus. The teachers conducted the assembly and entertained the children with various cultural items. The children enjoyed the function thoroughly and the Headboy of the school thanked the teachers for the inspiring them, thought provoking and message driven programme. On behalf of teachers and management, the Principal blessed the children and told them to learn the skill to love themselves by following their own conscience and fled away from bad companies and awful activities / deeds.
He quoted Mar Pongener: “…to borrow someone else’s culture and identity in order to approach their God would be tantamount to a criticism of God’s creative abilities”, adding that understanding and blending Naga Culture with Christianity would help Naga Christians to reconstruct their relationship with God. Earlier, speculating on the churches’ involvement of mission works outside the state and country, Kamei stated: “Doing mission works in other lands is also important but again we need to have concern for our people especially for those living without the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.” Reflecting on the present situation in Nagaland, he raised several questions – ‘Why Nagas are still not reached by the gospel?
Why there is bloodshed, drug addiction, sexual immorality, corruption in our state? Can we blame the churches or put the blame to more than 40 Bible colleges and training institutions in Nagaland?’ Citing the present Naga political scenario as an example, he stated that Churches need to get involved and not stay “dumb”, adding that “Sleepy shepherds” are best ally to wolves. He said that for sovereignty, Nagas have been divided to many factions which in turn took the lives of many Naga patriots. “Does Christianity approve such killing? If not why churches are silent? If at all sovereignty any state comes. Can we accept secularism or communism? If not why the Churches are silent?” Theologians ex-
pressed their views and raised questions to clear their doubts after Kamei’s presentation. One view given by a contender was churches need to emphasise more on mission work rather than spending the funds on the appearance of the church. Another contender asked - how can, going back to Naga culture solve our socio-economic problem since Naga culture is deeply rooted to head hunting? In reply to that, Kamei said we should adopt the “Morung lifestyle” - peaceful coexistence and spirit of unity that prevailed in the past, when we look back Nagas lived in a peaceful situation and there was no rampant corruption like how we see today. However, headhunting is something that is not relevant at this age and also it is “not God’s given culture”.
P. Longon , minister for Soil and Water Conservation and Land Resources Department addressing the ARV cum Veterinary Camp , organized by LRD Tuensang Anti-Rabies Vaccination (ARV) cum Veterinary Camp at Noklak.
prize money series of interview/selection may be in: Christmas Cake & formed to terminate those officers and 2nd Prize prize money staffs already appointed. Best Bat Man, Best Bowler, Best FieldSashi Ao Piketo Sumi er, Best Wicket keeper, Man of the Series Mhabemo Lotha
AR assists Meirapaibis of Leimaram 18 SIKH of 9 Sector under HQ IGAR (South) provided a colour TV and DTH to the Meira Paibis of the Laimaram village.Earlier all the Meira Paibis of the village had approached the post commander for the said requirement as they sit under the shed of Laimaram Yaiphal Amjing up Club after the sunset for a good cause of keeping a check on the youth of the village inclining towards the evils like drug addiction etc. The Meira Paibis expressed a desire for a TV and DTH for entertainment. 18 SIKH supported the good motive behind the cause and thus took a step forward to uphold their motto of assistance in curbing the evils of society. Post commander also assured the Meira Paibis of village that, the unit would continue to strive for the welfare and security of the people and it will always endeavour to safeguard the fundamental rights and cultural sanctity of the people. Village authorities sincerely appreciated the efforts of the army in all aspects of day to day life and assured to provide full-fledged support to counter the problem of insurgency.
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Dimapur District Citizen Forum mourns
The president, Secretary and members of the Dimapur District Citizen Forum deeply condoled the death of Langkham Kuki Ex-MLA who died on 10th November 2011 at his Medziphema. He was elected as member in the Nagaland Legislative Assembly for three consecutive terms. His contribution for the welfare and development of the Kuki CommuIGAR (South) nity in particular and the people of Nagaland in general would be remembered all the time . Medziphema Festive The Dimapur District Citizen Forum(DDCF) also conveyed their deep T-20 Tournament condolences to the bereaved family and Organized by Medziphema Coaching pray to the almighty God for eternal peace Boys in aid of cricket net practices con- for the departed soul. struction and infrastructure 1st Prize
K.K. Paul Press- Secretary Dimapur District Citizen Forum
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LOCAL NEws ZMHSS observe parents day Dimapur Dobasi(DBs) excursion Dimapur, November 19 (mexN): Zakiesato Memorial Higher Secondary School observed parents day on November 15. Vireino, grand daughter of late Zakiesato graced the occasion as guest of honour. The students of the school displayed various shows to entertain their parents. The Principal addressed the gathering and reiterated the need of concerted effort of school authority, teachers and parents for quality education to the students which was understood to have been unanimously accepted and endorsed by all the people present. Guest of honour, Vireino Zakiesato, who is none other than Miss Kohima 2010, a creative write, who has also contributed for the book, “Of voices and paper” published in 2009, spoke about the relevance of education for the present generation to create a future of leaders for Nagaland by having a strong support not only in school but also at home. She concluded by saying that “the foundation laid today will be for tomorrow” The function came to an end with the words of gratitude to one and all from the administrator of the school, B P Sharma. This was stated in a press release issued by ZMHSS Principal.
tomary Court gives judgment by actual seeing and by actual feeling by touching the evidence and not by theory. The Customary Court judgment is proved to be more friendly judgment and mutual understanding with the parties concern for harmony living. The Dimapur Dobasi Excursion team was led by Akheto Z. Awomi, Secretary, DB Customary Court, DC Office Dimapur along with C. Lirhonthung Ngullie, DB, . Rentsamo Ngullie, DB, Khuheshe Achumi, DB and Vikugha Sumi, DB. The Dimapur DBs were very grateful to ADC, Aghunato T. Orenthung Ezung and DBS of Aghunato Customary Court for provingallnecessaryinputsand interaction.
GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND
DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS (PERSONNEL ‘A’ BRANCH)
Dated Kohima the 18th Nov.2011.
NO.PAR-4/1/2009:: In the interest of public service, the Governor of Nagaland is pleased to order transfer and posting of the following NCS Officers with immediate effect as under:1. Shri.Sehjang Doungel, NCS, ADC, Mon, is transferred and posted as ADC Tuli. 2. Smti. Rosy Margaret Athrila, NCS, SDO(C), Kiphire, shall look after the assignment of ADC, Kiphire, in addition to her normal duties. 3. Shri.Pakon, NCS, EAC, Namsang, shall look after the assignment of EAC, Sakshi in addition to his current duties. 4. Shri.P.James Swu, NCS, EAC, Tuensang, is transferred and posted as EAC,Medziphema against existing vacancy. Sd/-LALTHARA Chief Secretary to the Govt.of Nagaland
GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND
DIRECTORATE OF HORTICULTURE *****
NOTIFICATION NO.HR/GEN-1/INTRV/2010-2011: It is hereby notified that as per the viva voce/ interview held for the 4 (four) post of Horticulture Extension Assistant (HEA) on 17th and 18th November, 2011 in the Office Chamber of the Director of Horticulture, Nagaland, Kohima, the Recruitment Board as constituted by the Government Notification NO.HR/ESTT-2/59/2009 Dt. Kohima, the 21st May, 2011 the following candidates are selected based on merit basis and reservation policy as notified by the State Government vide letter NO.RCBT-5/87/(pt-11) Dt. Kohima, the 14th April, 2011. List of selected candidate: 1. Shri Kelhouzakie Chielie 2. Shri T. Chonbenthung Kithan 3. Smti. Y. Angngoi Buchem (BT/Phom) 4. Shri P. Angming Konyak (BT/Konyak) Based on the result of merit, the following candidates are kept in waiting list which shall be valid for a period of 6 (six) months only from the date of issue of this Notification. Waiting list candidates: 1. Shri Hesilo Kath 2. Shri C. Yongkonglimba The selected candidates for the post of HEAs should submit their acceptance letter to the undersigned within 30th November, 2011 failing which the post will be subsequently offered to the waiting list candidates. Sd/JOSEPH HUMTSOE Director of Horticulture Nagaland, Kohima
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Day four after the inferno … Nov. 19, 2011: A little solitary girl waits for her mother. The mother left her baby behind to get relief from the volunteers. Hundreds of children were seen left behind by their parents to get the relief. (Andres Meren Molier/Photo)
Nov. 19, 2011: So far, associations, individuals, societies, NGOs’ and committees have donated Rs. 3, 37,000. Clothes, food and utensils were donated by 108 individuals. (Andres Meren Molier/Photo)
DC Dimapur Hushili Sema overseeing the distribution of relief materials at the site of November 15 fire incident at East Block Colony, Burma Camp Dimapur on Saturday. Chairman of the Relief Committee, SDO (C) Atokhe (R) is also seen. (Morung photo)
Nov. 19, 2011: Volunteers distributing food grain at the relief camp site. But, where is our government? They are almost invisible compared to other contributors.(Andres Meren Molier/Photo)
Hazi Park Businessmen Welfare Committee donated utensils to fire victims of November 15 fire incident at East Block Colony, Burma Camp Dimapur on Saturday. Chairman of the Relief Committee, SDO (C) Atokhe (4th from right in shades) said that the gesture of the NGOs and public in coming foward with relief materials and cash was quite encouraging. (Morung photo)
Nov. 19, 2011: A woman cooking for her family on the new inglenook. Over 3000 people need more aid because what they have at the moment is not enough.(Andres Meren Molier/Photo)
02:30PM, Nov. 19, 2011: A little solitary girl waits for her mother. The mother left her baby behind to get relief from the volunteers. Hundreds of children were seen left behind by their parents to get the relief. (Andres Meren Molier/Photo)
Nov. 19, 2011: A volunteer taking rest. This is all he is left with after the fire incident. Over 800 houses were burned down on Tuesday. How long will it take to build new houses? (Andres Meren Molier/Photo)
A late inferno at East Block colony, Burma Camp destroyed a cluster of bamboo dwellings on November 15, 2011 charring to death three persons, while rendering more than 800 families homeless.
NPF Dimapur division president, K. Shilu Sangtam (5th from left) along other office bearers distributed of relief to the fire victims at United East Block, Burma Camp on November 19.
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quite unlike 2008-09, when they fell dramatically in the latter half of the year to $40/bbl. The resurgence since then has been steady and even the diehard optimist admits that to hope for under $90/bbl is a pipedream. The other area of concern is diesel losses, which again are gradually on the rise to the extent that IOC, HPCL and BPCL are losing more than Rs 10/litre daily on the fuel. It is a no-brainer that the Government will not even dream of a price hike at this point, given diesel's potential to stoke inflation. The oil companies believe the only way out is to impose a stiff tax on all diesel cars, which are accounting for 15 per cent of its consumption. The auto sector is, of course, bitterly opposed to the move, but this is the only way out to raise more revenue and use it to compensate the cash-strapped refiners.
Did politics or economics prevail when it came to Wednesday's reduction in petrol prices? There could be endless debates on the subject, and the truth is possibly somewhere in between. The reality is that global prices of petrol have been softening of late and there is a strong likelihood of the fuel getting even cheaper in the coming months, unless the rupee plays spoilsport. From the viewpoint of politics, experts believe that the Government will pull out all the stops to ensure that petrol prices stay in check, especially when the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls are around the corner. POLITICAL UPROAR Either way, it is the oil companies which continue to bear the brunt of a lopsided pricing policy. Logically, they are the ones to decide petrol pricing, given that it is now out of the administered pricing mechanism. Yet, it is no secret that the Government has a say when it comes to any price revision by virtue of the fact that it is the largest shareholder in IOC, BPCL and HPCL. The fact that they are listed companies with capable managers becomes inconsequential when it comes to tricky decisions such as pricing. Likewise, losses on diesel, cooking gas and kerosene are mounting by the day, which has led to the oil majors' combined borrowings touching a mind-boggling Rs 130,000 crore. This has pretty much been the case for some years now, even while various Government committees have suggested a slew of changes in the present fuel pricing structure. None of this is likely to be implemented in a hurry, especially when inflation is spinning out of control. The oil companies have generally been mute spectators all this while, and it was, therefore, surprising to see the CEOs of IOC and HPCL uncharacteristically blunt in recent press meets. They dwelt on the dangers of excessive borrowings and curtailing of fuel supplies if the situation got out of hand. All this happened soon after last fortnight's petrol price hike, when political protests got louder by the minute. The companies possibly realised that they had had enough of being everyone's scapegoats and decided to give their side of the story. The hollowness of these political pro-
Oil companies are in favour of a stiff tax on diesel cars, which account for 15 per cent of diesel consumption.
Tricky issues in fuel pricing
tests became evident when nobody made a mention of the fact that sales of petrol and diesel are among the largest revenue streams for the States. Price hikes only help further this cause. The political representatives of the States, however, continued to insist that the oil majors should roll back petrol prices instead. Strangely enough, there are a whole lot of people who still believe that these companies have enough and more cash at their disposal and have no business going in for fuel price hikes. “If this is true, why should we constantly borrow at such high interest rates? Surely,
we know our business better than what some others give us credit for,” an exasperated oil sector executive told me recently. LET'S GET REAL He went on to say that the threat of supplies being disrupted could just end up being a reality if the present state of affairs continued. “When everyone was going hammer and tongs at us for the price hike, nobody spoke of petrol being sold at more than Rs 250 per litre in the Manipur blockade. This could well happen in some other parts of the country if companies go flat
broke,” he added. The Manipur saga clearly shows that fuel supply disruptions can hurt much more than price hikes. During 2008-09, when global crude prices had spiralled to $147 per barrel, oil companies in India briefly contemplated on capping LPG cylinder supplies till the Government stepped in and vetoed the proposal. At that point, the oil sector believed this was the worst crisis ever, but this year and next could be even more trying for them. For one thing, crude prices are going to stay in the $100/bbl range for sometime to come,
STIFFER TAX Even with a stiffer tax on diesel cars, it is unlikely that demand will collapse overnight. Petrol prices have been constantly hiked since June 2010, but this has not impacted its consumption pattern. Likewise, a customer who pays more than Rs 5 lakh for a diesel car will not mind coughing up 10 per cent more if the fuel continues to be considerably cheaper than petrol. Given that the Government wants to keep its cash compensation to the refiners in check, the levy on diesel cars is the only way out to make good their losses. The timing and the quantum is, of course, a bigger challenge, especially when car sales are slowing down and an added tax will only puncture buying sentiment even further. There will be some cause for cheer, though, if petrol prices continue their downward trajectory for the rest of the fiscal. The huge price differential vis-à-vis diesel (more than Rs 25/litre) has been a dampener to carmakers like Honda, whose business plan revolves around petrol. Even for those with diesel engine options, it is not a comfortable situation dealing with a lopsided production mix. The oil companies believe that if the script goes according to plan, the difference between petrol and diesel could be down to Rs 20/litre in the coming months. “It is also an important reminder to people that deregulation does not immediately translate into high prices. They stand to gain when global prices fall too,” an official said.
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How to Win ANY Battle in Life
some area, some battle in which you have experienced defeat over and over again. Now ou’ve tried it your way and failed. you have choices before you that will either Don’t give up! Choose to stay in turn your life into a succession of loss upon the game and see how God even loss or a life defined in every way by winning. takes our mistakes and builds them into our greatest victories. Giving Up Old Choices How many times have we heard this one: One choice in response to mistakes and “It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it’s how personal failures is arrogant defensiveness. you play the game that counts.” Some of us re- This is the choice to justify, rationalize and alized winning meant a lot when we noticed stand your ground. It is the choice down a that the guys who got the girls were the ones path of repeated failures and stunted growth. who won the starting positions on the team. I have used this response often and have to Even if how they played the game was any- surrender it up every day. thing but nice, they still won and got the girls. It always feels good for the moment to Go out in life thinking that winning does exercise my right to defend what I did and not matter and you will be very disappoint- stand my ground. But it never helps me move ed. Winning matters a lot. forward, and, eventually, I have to acknowlWinners get the best stuff. The world edge my arrogance and let it go. talks about and celebrates winners, while it I have to replace the choice to remain shuns the loser who seems to not have what stubborn, resistant, arrogant and defensive it takes or has it for a while and then loses it. with the choice of a winner. It is the unatFew can tell you who raced in the Indianapo- tractive choice of humble willingness. lis 500 in any given year. The winners are the ones that count. The Choice of Humble Willingness Those who are both humble and willYour Personal Battles ing realize they do not have all the answers, Everybody struggles with something and they are willing to do whatever it takes and battles it day after day. Your main battle to find them. This place of humility allows might be overeating, pornography, drink- them to seek help from others and shift their ing, anger, depression or one of many other reliance from themselves to God. things that could have been tripping you up, Proverbs 3:5-7 tells us to not lean on our perhaps for years. own understanding and to not be wise in our You have made two choices that most own eyes. A humble willingness to do whateveverybody else has made: (1) You have tried er it takes, to reach out and get the help that is real hard to fix it yourself; (2) You have asked needed is a sign of character and strength. It is God to take the battle from you and just heal the beginning of the path to the victory circle. it right now. But to get there you have to allow God to use You may have begged Him and even ques- your struggle to teach you to rely less on your tioned whether or not there actually is a God, own resources and totally on Him. or whether or not He loves you based on the Over the years I have watched people fact that your battle has continued. You may reach this crucial point where they are have even defended your problem, saying it willing to do whatever it takes, and I have is just the way God made you since He hasn’t watched everything in their lives turn seen fit to change it for you. around. I have also seen those who reach the It is always good to ask for God’s healing, point and turn and run in the opposite direcbut if you are still struggling, still losing the tion. The biggest reason is that they are unbattle, now is the time to make some differ- willing to make a bold move toward healing. ent choices that will turn your life around. You can’t just declare yourself a winner. You When dealing with your innermost bat- have to heal the things that are preventing you tles, keep in mind that winners are not just from having victory. The biggest reason you those men who develop a plan for their life, have lost the battle is that you have relied on go out and execute it and then watch every- your own strength, trying to win on your own. thing fall perfectly in place. Winning also Once you are humbly willing, you can comes from the response we choose when move to connect your life with others who can things don’t go so well. help you. This means that you are willing to Great coaches train the team to go out and call someone or get in the car and go to a meetwin. But championship coaches take it a step ing or find a counselor to help you. In humble further: They train their teams to respond willingness, tell your wife or close friend that when the other team scores first. Great teams you are finally willing to look into getting know how to come back when they are behind. some help that they suggested. Humbly acIt is the response to things not going well that knowledge that you are only as sick as your often determines whether or not a team wins secrets, and you must break out of secrecy or loses. The same goes with individuals. and into connection that heals and helps you You have a choice of how to respond to win whatever battles you are facing. when things go wrong. Most likely there is The winning life starts by moving beyond Steve Arterburn | New Man - eMagazine
trying harder and merely asking for healing. You give up the old ways and defending the old ways, and you are willing to become involved in the healing by reaching out and connecting. The connection begins the healing process that will include several difficult processes, such as grieving your past losses so you can move forward. It may involve forgiving those who have hurt you, and giving up old resentments and grudges. And rather than numb your feelings or deny they are there, you will need to acknowledge them and feel the depths of your emotions. Then, as the reality of your situation becomes clearer, it will require that you embrace your life, the good and the bad of it all, and allow God to do with it what only God can do. Embracing Rather Than Rejecting Life God takes our mistakes and blends them and builds them into our biggest wins. I know that may sound strange, but it is true. You’re probably familiar with the Old Testament story of Joseph. The guy went from being the favorite son in his father’s house to the depths of an Egyptian prison. Some would say that he had it coming. Joseph was so arrogant that he was not smart enough to edit what he tells his brothers about God’s plan for his life: “One night Joseph had a dream and promptly reported the details to his brothers, causing them to hate him even more. ‘Listen to this dream,’ he announced. ‘We were out in the field tying up bundles of grain. My bundle stood up, and then your bundles all gathered around and bowed low before it!’ ‘So you are going to be our king, are you?’ his brothers taunted. And they hated him all the more for his dream and what he had said” (Gen. 37:5-8, NLT). So Joseph’s brothers decided to kill him, but they changed their minds and sold him into slavery instead. He found favor with his new master only to be thrown in jail after the lady of the house lied about Joseph, accusing him of an impropriety. At some point, I’m sure Joseph was kicking himself for the way he had bragged to his brothers, which started the chain of events leading to his imprisonment. But he didn’t give up. In prison he connected with his fellow inmates, telling them what their dreams meant and that eventually led to his release. Once again, he gained favor by telling Pharaoh what his dreams meant and ended up running the country, enabling him to save his family and, ultimately, an entire nation. Now, I don’t think God meant for those mean brothers to sell Joseph or for him to be falsely accused and thrown in prison. But, somehow, God worked out a big win in the end. As Joseph notes, “God turned into good” what his brothers meant for evil (Gen. 50:20). You may feel like you are living in your own self-constructed prison. You may think your life is wasted and you are the loser of all
losers. But it is not true. If you will stay true to God, God will work with your circumstances and weave them into a wonderful win. But you must humble yourself and become willing to do whatever it takes to heal. You must reach out and connect with others, getting support, accountability and even treatment for the character defects within you. You must open up your life to others and allow God to manage the outcome. Then you must embrace the reality of your life and allow God to use the things you are most ashamed of. Allow God to weave them and wind them into your future.
Perseverance The final element to win at anything is perseverance. Whether it is a personal battle or a new project, be in it for the long haul. Too often, we want the quick fix and the instant solution. We want the big win now and when it does not happen, we give up, throw in the towel and walk away a loser. But if we persevere, hang on and hang in, the win we so badly want may be just around the corner. Here is how perseverance worked for me. One of the things I feel best about in my life is the creation of the Women of Faith conference. God gave me a vision for discouraged and disappointed women, and we began conferences for women in 1996. Now, almost 10 years later, they are stronger than ever with more than 3 million women having attended, more than 400,000 attending each year. Nothing has ever made me feel more like a winner than the success of Women of Faith and the hundreds of thousands of lives that have been changed by it. But in 1995, the year before the conferences started, I felt like the biggest loser around. It was then that I created a traveling conference that toured the country in 12 cities. That year, my efforts at creating conferences resulted in a grand total of less than 1,000 people showing up … total. I remember the grand ballroom in Chicago where we had less than 30. No one looked like or felt like a bigger loser than me. But I did not take the loss as an indictment on who I was. A losing idea and the mistakes I made in implementing it did not make me a total failure. So I persevered with conferences, and it was the next year that Women of Faith started filling every seat available. Had I given up, I would have never experienced the joy of seeing Women of Faith become the ministry that it is today. The win was not in pulling it off. The win was persevering with God and watching Him do what I had proved I could not do alone. Perhaps you are about to give up. You don’t feel there is any hope for you. If I were sitting there with you, I would encourage you to look for the big win just around the bend or just over the next hill. You may not see it, but it is there. Stand strong in God’s Spirit and resist Sa-
Missiological Research Center observed its 19th Thanksgiving cum foundation day on november 16 with Rev Vilodi Sakhrie, pastor Town Baptist Church, dimapur as the guest speaker. Rev Wati Longkumer, director nagaland Missions Movemet (nMM) offered the thanksgiving prayer. MRC alumni association graced the occasion by brining their greetings.
Can a baby be born of the Holy Spirit coming upon a virgin?
an a girl raped by a Holy Spirit give birth to a Child? This is an issue fundamental in Christianity. This writer use the word ‘rape’ to make the issue real and near to the Nagas as our Society today has of late come eye ball to eye ball and face-tonaked face with the question of rape in our society. Professor Maheswary of Delhi University, a world renowned Authority on EMBRYOLOGY, just after a Lecture tour of Israel he called “the holy land”, said self-fertilization occurs in the plant kingdom and is even possible in man. Self fertilization is known in some Animals without bones but in higher Animals with Bone, it is unknown. Man is an Animal with Bone.
When a woman is raped, the following conditions and situations come into force: i. The perpetrator is often a Stranger not known to the Girl. ii. It happens when the woman is alone or is abducted. iii. Force is usually used to subdue the girl. iv. The girl is devastated after the happening. v. The Aggrieved Girl seeks punishment of the culprit. Did the narration in the New Testament really happen? Or, is it a concocted story? Is it believable? Can a child be born out of the union of a Virgin and the Holy Spirit? This is the corner-stone in the structure of the Christian Religion. Let us first be sure of what a contemporary Author of the time narrated: Luke 1: 26 – 38. Verses 26 – 31. “In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The girl’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, ‘Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you’ Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found
favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus’” Versus 34 – 38. “How will this be”, Mary asked the angel, ‘since I am a virgin” The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age and she who was said to be barren is in he sixth month. This is a typically a possible rape case situation: a. the perpetrator was not known to the Girl, b. he suddenly appears alone and unannounced, c. the Girl was alone, d. she was frightened, e. The exact spot where it happened is not mentioned but the place and region is recorded. It was in the town of Nazareth of the province of Galilee, f. the time of the happening is a little unclear. Historically it was when Herod was King over Judea. The month recorded, -“in the sixth month” is a little inconclusive in the sense that whether it was the Sixth month of the Year or the Sixth month after a mysterious thing happened to Priest Zachariah when inside the Temple, is not known for sure. The third condition of a typical Rape Case situation however, did not happen –there was no forcing or compulsion on the girl. Force was not used, instead there was strange greeting from the Stranger. Mary may suspect the initial good demeanor of the Stranger an attempt to lull her opposition. Luke records Mary’s immediate reaction: “greatly troubled at his words”. Then the Stranger made a shocking statement he should have made to the girl’s betrothed than to her: “you will be with child and give birth to a son,” and she was even told of the name –Jesus for the son! Mary knew she was betrothed to Joseph but she still has her virginity. When she protested, the Stranger said something Mary could verify in reality. The Stranger said Mary’s barren and aged cous-
in-Sister Elizabeth is with child and is now in her the sixth month! “Nothing is impossible with God”, the angel said and left. The over the 2000 years old Story today, has wonderfully become an accepted integral part of our understandings but when it happened in real life conditions to common persons of the day, it was almost a shocking encounter. And it is understandable if Mary were to be devastated at the encounter. Yet her reactions testify to an extraordinary experience. Instead of being devastated, she became so inspired as to composed a song so wonderfully edifying even today –Luke 1; 46 – 56 readers may refer to. Her cousin sister Elizabeth lives with her husband Zachariah in far off Judea; every kith and kin believed the couple is childless because the wife is barren, moreover both she and her husband were advanced in years. Mary’s first reaction to the unbelievable Message of what the Angel had said; was to make a bee-line to her sister Elizabeth to verify. Elizabeth lives with her husband Zachariah in far away Judea from Galilee. The young girl Mary took the several days’ foot journey. Their meeting at the door of the Zacharias was from the first moment extraordinarily eventful and confirmative. The reader may read it in the Gospel. The birth of Jesus is not a concocted mythological account of some Religion. It is Historical, Real, Dated and is a strange Common sense Account of the happenings in the day to day life of real flesh and blood persons that lived in a difficult period of their history. The story was written by eye witnesses when the persons mentioned in the story were still alive. Had the account been lies, the live contemporaries involved in the story would have sued the narrators. All the Predictions in the Story came true in the lifetime of the Parents. If the 12 Apostles had lied together, then the 4 Gospels would each have been carbon copy of the other, they would be same rather than different in details. No Man in the History of Mankind has ever any given his life a myrtyr for things he believed to be a lie.
tan’s lies that you will fail. Take Paul’s encouragement in Ephesians 6:10-13 to heart: “Be strong with the Lord’s mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the Devil. For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms. Use every piece of God’s armor to resist the enemy in the time of evil, so that after the battle you will still be standing firm.” No matter how low you feel or the degree of humiliation you have experienced, you can choose to keep going and stay in the game rather than quit right before you see what God is about to do. Your loss could actually be the springboard to living the life of a winner because of what you have experienced and what you have learned in the heat of battle. But to experience the life of a winner, you must have a willingness to wait on God and to persevere. Rather than give up on life, I encourage you to give up your old ways of handling your battles and turn your life over to God. Trust in Him and those He chooses to use to help you. You will heal, and you will win. And, you will find purpose for your life that you never dreamed possible. Romans 8:28 will unfold before your eyes over your lifetime: God really “causes everything to work together for the good.” But first you must choose to win His way and not your own. And once you experience winning God’s way, you will want to share the message with others and help them understand the path toward creating a winning life. KEYS TO WINNING ANY BATTLE * Give up your old ways of trying to win. * Give up arrogant defensiveness and stubborn resistance. * Humble yourself and become willing to do whatever it takes. * Reach out and connect with those who can help you heal. * Heal old wounds by grieving your losses, forgiving those who hurt you and feeling the depths of your emotions. * Embrace the reality of your life, including the past you want to forget. * Persevere and watch God create something amazing from it all. * Reach out to others who need to find the way to win. Steve Arterburn is the founder and chairman of New Life Ministries and hosts the nationally syndicated Christian counseling talk show New Life Live. He also serves as a teaching pastor at Heartland Church in Indianapolis and is the author and co-author of more than 60 books, including Every Man’s Battle. Contact him at newlife.com.
Enemy of our Nation
he wars we fought and the battles we won are all recorded in the history of our nation. In the past when our land was invaded by foreigners, the invaders got the better of us as they conquered most of our territories. The secret behind their success was that they followed certain strategies which were initiated by their able leaders. The manner in which they started controlling almost the whole world portrayed their ambitious nature. But their dominion over us did not last long because of the emergence of powerful world leaders and nations. The pressure had been on them to give up the territories which they held. They finally had to relent to the dictates of the world leaders. The purpose of this write up is not to criticize them for what they had been, rather it is to acknowledge the changes and the difference they made in our society. Though they did make a mess of our political rights by being insensitive to the needs of our people. When our freedom was declared, our adversary pounced on us when we were least aware of it. The present political situation which we are now facing is the result of the mistakes of the former. When the war between the Nagas and the Indians emerged, our national security was threatened and our physical existence was also threatened. The then government of India even went to the extend of annihilating us. The proofs of all these instances and accusations are in the book of history. The war was so brutal that rapes, torture and murder were initiated against us. When the Indian army was at its wits when, they resorted to killing innocent villagers, and raping the women of our land. They even went to the extend of forcing sexual relations between brothers and sisters. Some may find this offensive but those were the whole truths of the sins committed against us. It takes time for the wounds to be healed but the severe the wounds are, the more the scars are likely to remain. In view of God’s doctrine of forgiveness, many had chosen to forgive them for what they did. The helpless nagas had no one to turn to excepting God. During the period of crisis, God did wonders and miracles on our behalf through the power of the spirit. The people witnessed the signs of wonders and miracles when revival broke out in our land. Many unexpected and unbelievable things happened during those periods. If I were to describe this in my own words I would describe it as the period of supernatural spiritual manifestations. Our chances of survival was limited but God kept us protected and secured that the power of His glory may be revealed. This is an issue which only the spiritually discerned will understand. Those who are of the world may view our oppressors as our enemies. But those who are of God know hat our struggles are not against the physical forces of the world but against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the spiritual realms. There are spirits which are at work against us. It is written in the scripture that the purposes of Satan are to steal, kill and destroy. And that is exactly what he still desires of us. To annihilate us to to deprive us of our nationhood is the desire of the evil one. We as believers should not be ignorant of the spiritual tactics needed to overcome our powerful foes. The nations that are against us are not our enemies but the accursed spirits are. Satan works through men to fulfill his evil desires but with God on our side no nations of the world can overpower us. Fight not against your oppressors with physical brutality but against the spirits that are at work through them. The Church of Christ is with us as we are with Christ. Follow the Legacy of Christ and conquer the enemies of Christ. Ambrose. J. Chakre, Founder President Ambrose Foundation in Christ Ministries Kohima Nagaland
Sunday 20 November 2011
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Sukhram sentenced to 5 years in jail
New Delhi, November 19 (PTi): Former Telecom Minister Sukhram was on Saturday awarded five years imprisonment by a Delhi Court after being convicted of taking Rs 3 lakhs as bribe to give a lucrative contract to a private firm in 1996. Special CBI Judge R. P. Pandey also imposed a fine of Rs 4 lakhs on 86-year-old Sukhram, who held the telecom portfolio in P V Narasimha Rao’s Cabinet The CBI prosecutor said Sukhram will be taken into custody and sent to jail to serve the punishment as the sentence exceeded a three-year jail term and convicts in these cases are not granted statutory bail. Sukhram was held guilty on Friday under various provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Indian Penal Code(IPC). Various offences under which he has been convicted entail a maximum sentence of 7 years jail term. Sukhram was held guilty for misusing his official position during his tenure as Telecom Minister in award of contract worth Rs 30 crore to private firm Haryana Telecom Limited (HTL) to supply 3.5 Lakh Conductor Kilometers (LCKM) of Polythene Insulated Jelly Filled (PIJF) cables to the telecom department. Habitual offender Arguing on the quantum of sentence, Sukhram’s counsel pleaded that his client is an 86-year-old person and attending the trial for
Sukh Ram seeks leniency on grounds of old age
Former Minister for Communications Sukhram being taken to Tihar Jail after being sentenced to 5 years’ imprisonment in the telecom scam case in New Delhi.
the past 12 to 13 years. The defence lawyer has sought leniency for his client saying Sukhram is suffering from age-related ailments and has also lost his wife. The prosecutor, however, termed Sukhram as a “habitual offender” saying he has been sentenced in two other cases also and thus deserved no leniency. “We should not forget that he was an MP and a minister and has betrayed the confi-
dence of public at large,” the prosecutor said. The CBI, in its chargesheet filed in 1998, had accused Sukhram of showing undue favour in awarding the cable supply contract to HTL. Sukhram had been put on trial along with HTL chairman Devinder Singh Choudhary who died during the trial. In 2009, Sukhram had been held guilty of possessing disproportionate assets
Mayawati accuses Congress of targeting her government luckNow, November 19 (iANS): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Saturday accused the central government of targeting her government on the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). Objecting to Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh’s “threat” to recommend a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged irregularities in the MGNREGS, she sought to know if New Delhi had ever issued such threats to any other state government. Addressing the press on her behalf here, Uttar Pradesh cabinet secretary
Shashank Shekhar Singh said: “The chief minister has reasons to believe that the central government’s intent behind writing such letters was to paint Uttar Pradesh in poor light on the eve of the assembly elections.” Claiming that the irregularities pointed out by the central government had been taken note of by her government, he said: “The chief minister was of the view that the central government was bent upon ignoring the action that the state government had already taken against its errant officials.” Singh added: “As many as 386 officials were facing disciplinary proceedings.”
New Delhi, November 19 (PTi): Former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram, convicted for taking Rs. 3 lakh as bribe to give a lucrative contract to a private firm in 1996, on Saturday pleaded for leniency in a Delhi court on grounds of his old age while the Central Bureau of Investigation called him a “habitual offender” and sought maximum punishment for him. Sukh Ram has been held guilty for misusing his official position during his tenure as Telecom Minister in the P.V. Narasimha Rao Cabinet in giving a contract worth Rs. 30 crore to a private firm Haryana Telecom Limited (HTL) to supply 3.5 Lakh Conductor Kilometres (LCKM) of Polythene Insulated Jelly Filled (PIJF) cables to the telecom department. He was held guilty on Thursday under various provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Indian Penal Code. Various offences under which he has been convicted entail a maximum sentence of 7 years jail. The court is likely to pronounce its ruling on quantum of sentence at about 2.30 p.m. Appearing for Sukh Ram, his counsel pleaded to Special Judge R.C. Pandey, “I (Sukh Ram) am an 86-year-old person and attending the trial for past 12 to 13 years. I suffer from old age-related ailments and
worth Rs 4.25 crore. Expelled from Cong. In 2002, Sukhram was awarded a three-year jail term under the Prevention of Corruption Act in a separate case relating to equipment supply that resulted in a loss of Rs 1.66 crore to the state exchequer. He had allegedly provided undue benefits to Rama Rao, Managing Director of Hyderabad-based Advance Radio Masts. A seven-time MLA
and three time MP, Sukh Ram was expelled from the Congress at a time when his son Anil Sharma was a minister in Himachal Pradesh. In 1997, he had floated Himachal Vikas Congress. He was inducted in the cabinet of BJP-HVC government led by Prem Kumar Dhumal on March 24, 1998, but had to resign when charges were framed against him in corruption cases.
Guide book to tackle child abuse released
New Delhi, November 19 (iANS): What is the difference between “good touch” and “bad touch”? A guide book that talks about different types of violence faced by children and ways to protect themselves was released by a non government organisation, Save the Children, Friday. The guide book “Safe You and Safe Me” was released on the eve of International Day for Prevention of Child Abuse. It explains both pictorially and in simple text the difference between “good touch” and “bad touch” and other things. The guide book is available in English and has been translated in eight Indian languages. “Given that children in the age group of 7-12 years are most at risk of abuse and exploitation, Save the Children felt that it is time we came up with a tool to enable children in this age group to be first aware of the kinds of violence that they are likely to face,” said Shireen Vakil Miller, director of Advocacy, Save the Children.
PM pushes for greater integration with ASEAN
bAli, November 19 (iANS): NuSA DuA (bAli): Giving a renewed thrust to India’s Look East policy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday pushed for greater integration with the 10-nation ASEAN through economic partnerships, greater physical connectivity and cooperation in a range of other fields such as science and technology and space. Addressing the 9th IndiaASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) summit, Manmohan Singh said India had forwarded a number of “cooperative projects” as part of the 82-point ASEANIndia Plan of Action for 2010-2015 and the $50 million ASEAN-India Cooperation. “We look forward to
an early response from the ASEAN side,” he said. “Given the global economic downturn, there is today an even greater urgency to our cooperation,” he said. Pointing out that the IndiaASEAN Free Trade Agreement for Trade in Goods had already come into effect, he said trade with the grouping had increased by 30 percent in 2010-2011 to cross the $50 billion mark. “With such a rate of growth we should be able to achieve our target of $70 billion by 2012.” He sought support for early conclusion of a “commercially meaningful services and investment agreement” to create a “positive atmosphere for the implementation of the IndiaASEAN Comprehensive Economic
Cooperation Agreement”. Manmohan Singh informed the gathering that India’s Department of Space had revised its proposal for a five year project for establishing a tracking and reception station and data processing facility for the ASEAN countries and training of ASEAN personnel. “We have already offered to assist in the master plan on ASEAN ICT Connectivity and in particular on the establishment of an e-network in the CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) countries for tele-medicine and tele-education.” According to Manmohan Singh, greater physical connectivity between India and ASEAN remains India’s strategic objective. “There are several pro-
posals under consideration with regard to land and sea connectivity. These include the India-MyanmarThailand Highway, its extension to Laos and Cambodia and the development of a new highway also linking Vietnam.” There is also a study on a Mekong-India Economic Corridor, which proposes the linking of corridors in the peninsular, and possibly the north east regions of India with the East Asian region. “I would suggest that all these different proposals should be studied in an integrated manner by our officials so that we take considered decisions to optimise our resources and efforts.” India, he added, also welcomed cooperation on security issues.
have lost my wife. Therefore, a lenient view may be taken.” He also submitted that “age is a good consideration for leniency”. He said that “as such it is not a case where government has lost any money. The CBI allegation was that he (Sukh Ram) took bribe but no financial loss has been caused to the government exchequer.” Responding to this, the CBI prosecutor argued that Sukh Ram is a “habitual offender” as he has been sentenced in two other cases also and deserves no leniency. On the age issue, the CBI counsel said, “Age is always a consideration but the court should see the age of the accused at the time of committing the offence. But, at present every case is taking 10-15 years and the plea that I am an old person and, therefore, a lenient view should be taken, is not a correct proposition of law governing the sentence of the accused after he is convicted“. The CBI also said, “We should not forget that he was an MP and a Minister and has betrayed the confidence of public at large.” Rebutting Sukh Ram’s argument that no financial loss was caused to the exchequer, the CBI said under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, dealing with the misconduct of a public servant, pecuniary advan-
tage caused to an accused tantamount to causing corresponding loss to the exchequer. The CBI, in its chargesheet filed in 1998, had accused Sukh Ram of showing undue favour in awarding the cable supply contract to HTL. Sukh Ram had been put on trial along with HTL chairman Devinder Singh Choudhary who died during the trial. In 2009, Sukh Ram had been held guilty of possessing disproportionate assets worth Rs. 4.25 crore. In 2002, he was awarded a three-year jail term under the Prevention of Corruption Act in a separate case relating to equipment supply for causing a loss of Rs. 1.66 crore to the state exchequer. He had allegedly caused undue benefits to Rama Rao, managing director of Hyderabadbased Advance Radio Masts. He is currently out on bail. A seven-time MLA and three-time MP, Sukh Ram was expelled from the Congress even though his son Anil Sharma was a Minister in the V.B. Singh government in Himachal Pradesh. In 1997, he had floated Himachal Vikas Congress. He was inducted in the cabinet of the BJP-HVC government led by Prem Kumar Dhumal on March 24, 1998, but had to resign when charges were framed against him in corruption cases.
Sukhram, Raja will be in same jail New Delhi, November 19 (PTi): Former Telecom Minister Sukhram, who was on Saturday awarded 5 years’ imprisonment in a telecom scam case, will be lodged in Tihar prisons’ jail number 1 which also houses A Raja. According to the Deputy Inspector General of Tihar Prisons, R N Sharma, Sukhram, who was convicted in a 1996 telecom scam case, will be kept in jail number 1 of the Tihar Prisons. This jail also houses A Raja, another former Telecom Minister, since Februrary 17
this year after his arrest in connection with 2Gspectrumallocationscam. “Sukhramwill bekeptinjailnumber1.Nospecialtreatment will be extended to the former minister,” Sharma said. Eighty-six-year-old Sukhram was held guilty of misusing his official position during his tenure as Telecom Minister in award of contract worth Rs 30 crore to private firm Haryana Telecom Limited (HTL) to supply 3.5 Lakh Conductor Kilometers (LCKM) of Polythene Insulated Jelly Filled (PIJF) cables to the telecom department.
‘Table Communal Violence Bill early’
mumbAi, November 19 (AgeNcieS): The United Progressive Alliance government has not delivered on its promise of bringing in legislation against communal violence. After initial talks, the Centre has fallen silent on the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill which needs speedy tabling, a panel comprising drafters of the legislation said at a meeting here on Friday. “Not just the leadership, but the executive too have failed to give equal justice under the existing law and this failure has gone unchecked,” National Advisory Council (NAC) member Harsh Mander said. On the argument about biased approaches toward the accused along communal lines, Mander cited the instance of the recently released accused of the Malegaon 2006 blast case. In this case and several others before it, “as long as the accused were Muslims, flimsy allegations, rumours were enough to keep them in jail. But when the accused is from the Hindu faith you need the highest standard of investigation and proof,” he said. Another NAC member Farah Naqvi said: “Today the ball is firmly in the government’s court. For four months the government has been silent. We waited
for a democratic dialogue to take place to address the concerns. If the UPA is sincere, they should do it now.” Former Judge Hosed Suresh questioned the delay to bring in the law. “Are we to go on a fast? People know what happened in this country. We have enough laws, but what happened with them? We need a new law to care for those who have been targeted. The government should not hesitate to table the Bill in the Parliament.” “We are still debating this [bill] when it should have been a law by now.” Suresh said fears that the law would not be able to stand Constitutional scrutiny were needless. “We have defined women and scheduled castes and tribes in the Constitution. I find no justification that it will not stand Constitutional scrutiny,” he said. Official complicity Mander said when the Constitution was framed, the “expectation” was that “the State and the police would stand by the victims, be fair and defend the Constitution and the citizens without any partisanship, prejudice, discussion or hatred.” This vision was far removed from the reality. Official complicity in a crime was a crime “of a different nature,” Mander said. The Bill made officials
“criminally accountable” for dereliction of duty. “While our criminal justice system was structured around the rights of the accused, while the State’s responsibility was to protect the victims. But what happens when the State is on the side of the accused? Then there is systematic subversion of justice,” Mander said, pointing to a large number of cases in the Mumbai riots and Gujarat being summarily closed. Sexual assault Naqvi said the Bill encompassed forms of brutal sexual assault on the bodies of women, which had no definition in the existing Indian Penal Code laws related to women. “This law creates new sexual offences. The kind not recognised in the existing laws. If a woman’s body has been mutilated [in the private parts] she cannot prove it’s rape. This law defines sexual assault for the first time. We want the government to put these definitions in the current laws,” Naqvi said. She sought to dispel the notions that communal violence was a thing of the past. “Paramakudi, Moradabad, Gopalpur, Rudrapur; how many more victims, SITs [Special Investigation Teams], CBI [Central Bureau of Investigation] enquiries, Supreme Court interventions are needed?” she asked.
SPECTACULAR SIGHTS CAUGHT IN LENS
An Indian carnival worker hangs from the bars of a manual ferris wheel as he propels it around at a local fair in New Delhi, November 19. In a city affected by frequent power cuts and blackouts, the ferris wheel requires no electricity or generator and is run solely by the physical power of the workers. (AP Photo)
Migratory birds fly above wetlands in Hokersar, about 16 kilometers (10 miles) north of Srinagar, on November 19. More than half a million migratory birds have arrived in Kashmir, according to wildlife department officials. (AP Photo)
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Sunday 20 November 2011
Barack Obama meets Chinese Syrian troops attack despite peace plan Premier after week of wrangles
nusA DuA, inDonesiA, november 19 (AFP): US President Barack Obama held previously unscheduled talks on Saturday with China's Premier Wen Jiabao, after a week of sharp exchanges between the two nations. Obama and Wen met on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, following public spats over currency, trade and a territorial dispute in the South China Sea. A White House official said there would be no public statements from the talks, which took place at Bali's Grand Hyatt hotel. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon joined Obama for the talks, an AFP photographer present at the start of the meeting saw. The high-level encounter came after Obama escalated US rhetoric towards China, saying that as the world's second-biggest economy Beijing needs to start playing by international "rules of the road" in finance and trade. It was likely to address the concerns that have arisen as Washington rolls out a campaign to assert itself as a Pacific power and provide a counterbalance to China's growing diplomatic, economic and military might. Obama irked Beijing this week by announcing a deployment of 2,500 US Marines to Australia, which he billed as proof of America's long-term commit-
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is seated at right on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Nusa Dua, on the island of Bali, Indonesia on Saturday, November 19. (AP Photo)
and Wen warned again Friday against interference by "external forces" in the wrangle. China claims all of the South China Sea, as does Taiwan, while four Southeast Asian countries declare ownership of parts of it, with Vietnam and the Philippines accusing Chinese forces of increasing aggression there. The region is a conduit for more than one-third of the world's seaborne trade and half its traffic in oil and gas, and major petroleum deposits are believed to lie below the seabed. Washington says the se-
curity of crucial maritime trade routes deserves serious dialogue, even if Saturday's summit -- the first to be attended by a US president -- is not a tribunal for deciding on disputes. But China, the biggest trading partner of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc, prefers to negotiate with its weaker regional neighbours individually rather than collectively. China is also likely to be concerned by a dramatic US foray into Myanmar, its resource-rich ally and southern neighbour. Obama said Friday he would send Hill-
Gadhafi’s son Seif al-Islam captured
Pakistan bars ‘obscene’ words from SMSes
triPoLi, LibyA, november 19 (AP): Seif al-Islam Gadhafi — considered Moammar Gadhafi's heir apparent — long drew Western favor by touting himself as a liberalizing reformer but then staunchly backed his father in his brutal crackdown on rebels in the regime's final days. Moammar Gadhafi's second son, 39, went underground asTripoli fell to revolutionary forces in late August and his whereabouts remained unknown even after Gadhafi was captured and killed by revolutionary forces on Oct. 20. But on Saturday, a Libyan militia commander said Seif al-Islam had been captured with two aides trying to smuggle him out to neighboring Niger. Bashir al-Tlayeb told reporters in Tripoli that Gadhafi's son had been taken to the Libyan town of Zintan. The International Criminal Court has charged Seif al-Islam and former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi with crimes against humanity for the brutal crackdown on dissent as the uprising against the regime began in midFebruary and escalated into
ment to defending its interests and allies in the region. The president's strong support for expanding negotiations on a pan-Pacific trade deal when he hosted the APEC summit in his native Hawaii last week also raised concerns in Beijing, as China is not included. And on Friday, Obama hailed the East Asia Summit as the top forum for settling the region's maritime territorial disputes with China, contradicting Beijing's desire to see such rows negotiated bilaterally. Beijing sees the initiatives as intruding into its own sphere of influence,
Seif al-Islam Gadhafi
a civil war. Gadhafi also had been charged. The ICC has said it was in indirect negotiations with Seif al-Islam about his possible surrender for trial. Seif al-Islam has always stood apart from his siblings, who were better known for their antics and eccentricities than their achievements. Educated in Britain and fluent in English, Seif found favor among prominent Western intellectuals, exhibited his paintings at galleries around the world, and won plaudits from world leaders and rights campaigners with talk of democracy and development. He was long touted as Gadhafi's heir apparent
Bahrain protester killed by police vehicle mAnAmA, bAhrAin, november 19 (AP): Hundreds of mourners gathered in Bahrain on Saturday for the funeral of a young protester killed by a police vehicle as security forces were dispersing Shiite demonstrators rallying against Sunni rulers near an American naval base. The violence occurred just days before an international panel is due to release a highly anticipated report on the unrest that has killed more than 30 people since February. Bahrain has seen months of anti-government protests and punishing crackdowns in the tiny but strategically important Gulf country, the home of the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, that began when the country's Shiite majority started campaigning for greater rights and freedoms. Hundreds of protesters, opposition leaders and Shiite professionals like lawyers, doctors and nurses have been detained and tried on anti-state crimes in a special security court since the beginning of pro-
tests ignited by uprisings sweeping the Arab world. Security forces have clashed with protesters almost daily since authorities launched a crackdown on dissent in March. The protester's uncle told The Associated Press his 16-year-old nephew, Ali Youssef Bagdar, died after a police vehicle ran him over during a demonstration early Saturday in the Juffair area of the capital Manama. The uncle, Ibrahim Ali Bagdar, said he rushed to the area with the boy's father, but police cordoned the site off and would not let anybody approach. "Our boy was dead and they left him laying on the street for hours," the uncle said before his nephew's funeral in Bahrain's oil hub of Sitra on Saturday. A report by the state-run Bahrain News Agency said a police vehicle skidded into a group of "rioters... committing acts of sabotage" due to an oil spill on the road, killing the boy. The BNA report said authorities are investigating the incident that occurred just before 1:00 a.m. Saturday.
and the man who would modernize and reform the country, but that position was always far from certain, and he faced fierce resistance from hard-liners in the regime as well as his younger brother, Muatassim, who served as national security adviser. Muatassim also killed on Oct. 20, according to officials of the transitional government. Killed earlier in the civil war were younger brothers Seif al-Arab and Khamis. Gadhafi's other son, al-Saadi, fled to Niger in September, where the government has said it is treating him as a refugee. Their mother, Safiya, and sister Aisha fled to neighboring Algeria. Seif al-Islam presented a dapper image to the West, with his shaved head and fashionable glasses. He pushed for modernization in a country crippled by decades of his father's idiosyncratic regime, and advocated normalizing Libya's long-strained relations with the West. In a 2008 interview with The Associated Press, he even spoke of moving Libya from one-man rule to a constitutional democracy. But in the end, Seif was indeed his father's son.
isLAmAbAD, november 19 (AP): Texters in Pakistan better start watching their language. Pakistan's telecommunications authority sent a letter ordering cell phone companies to block text messages containing what it perceives to be obscenities, Anjum Nida Rahman, a spokeswoman for Telenor Pakistan. It also sent a list of more than 1,500 English and Urdu words that were to be blocked. The order was part of the regulator's attempt to block spam messages, said Rahman . The Pakistan telecommunication authority refused to comment. Many of the words to be blocked were sexually explicit terms or swear words, according to the list. It also included relatively mild terms like fart and idiot. The reasons for blocking some words, including Jesus Christ,headlightsandtampon , were less clear, raising questions about religious freedom and practicality. Any word could conceivably be part of a spam message. The letter was dated November 14 and gave cell phone companies seven days to implement the order.
ary Clinton to Myanmar next month, the first visit there by a US secretary of state for 50 years, to encourage signs of democratic reform from the new nominally civilian regime. After "years of darkness, we have seen flickers of progress in the last several weeks" in Myanmar, Obama said of the country, which for decades was ruled by a military junta. Clinton, who will travel to Myanmar on December 1-2, will "explore whether the United States can empower a positive transition in Burma", Obama said, using the country's former name.
beirut, november 19 (AP): Syrian troops stormed Saturday a central town and a northwestern region in search of opponents of the government as pressure on Damascus intensified to end an eight-month crisis that has left thousands of people dead, activists said. The attacks on the town of Shezar in the central province of Hama and the restive Jabal al-Zawiya region near the Turkish border came a day after Syria agreed in principle to allow Arab observers into the country to oversee a peace plan proposed by the 22-member Arab League. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees said that land and cellular telecommunications as well as electricity have been cut in the Jabal al-Zawiya region where army defectors have been active for months. Syria's acceptance came on Friday after surprisingly heavy pressure from the Arab League, which brokered the plan and this week suspended Syria from the 22-member organization for failing to abide by it. On Wednesday, the league gave Damascus three days to accept an observer mission or face economic sanctions. The latest attacks came amid building international pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad. An official at Britain's Foreign Office said Foreign Secretary William Hague intends to meet opposition representatives in London on Monday. Meanwhile, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe called on the U.N. Security Council to strengthen sanctions against Assad's regime. However, Russia, which holds veto power in
Protesters chant anti-Syrian regime slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt on Friday, November 18. (AP Photo)
the council, urged caution in moving against Damascus. In Washington, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the U.S. has seen no signs that Syria's government will honor the Arab League proposal. Violence has escalated in Syria over the past week, as army dissidents who sided with the protests have grown more bold, fighting back against regime forces and even assaulting military bases. Activist groups said security forces on Friday killed at least 16 antigovernment protesters. Also Saturday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, commenting on the deteriorating relations between his country and its southern neighbor, accused Syria of not fulfilling promises for reform or to stop the bloodshed. "In the past nine years, it was Syria and the Syrian people — rather than Turkey — that had benefited from the Turkish-Syrian friendship," Erdogan said. "Unfortunately, the Syrian
administration has acted in a reluctant and insincere manner in keeping its promises." "If there is a change of policy, it is not by Turkey but by Syria. Syria has not kept its promises to Turkey, to the Arab League or to the world. It made promises but did not fulfill them. It has not acted in a sincere trustworthy manner," he said. The attacks on Jabal alZawiya came two days after an army force in the nearby area of Wadi al-Deif came under attack by army defectors, a clash that lasted four hours and left an unknown number of casualties among troops loyal to Assad, said an activist said. The activist, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter, said troops fired from heavy machine guns mountedonarmoredpersonnel carriers on the attackers. The Arab League observer mission aims to prevent violenceandmonitoracease-fire that Damascus agreed to last week, but has been unwilling — or unable — to implement.
Do not deprive people: Pope to African leaders
Cotonou, november 19 (AgenCies): Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday in Benin called on Africa’s leaders to stop depriving their people of hope and to govern responsibly, just hours before he planned to unveil a pastoral guide for the continent which attempts to use church doctrine to address Africa’s problems. The pope made his comments during a meeting with the ruling elite of Benin, a country that has provided a rare example of functioning democracy in the region. The 84-year-old pope returned for the second time to Africa, the most rapidly growing region for the Roman Catholic Church. His first trip two years ago was derailed before he even set foot in Africa, after he told reporters on the papal plane that the use of condoms exacerbates the problem of AIDS. On this visit, he is steering clear of the sensitive issue in order to highlight a message he had tried to deliver in Cameroon two years ago. “From this place, I launch an appeal to all political and economic leaders of African countries,” Benedict said in the presidential palace in Benin’s economic
In this photo released on Saturday, November 19, by the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI is welcomed upon arrival during a ceremony at Cotonou’s international airport in Benin on Friday. (AP Photo)
capital, Cotonou. “Do not deprive your people of hope. Do not cut them off from their future by mutilating their present. Adopt a courageous, ethical approach to your responsibilities.” The highlight of the pope’s three-day visit is the unveiling of an 87-page document outlining the role of the church on a continent that has been shattered by war and whose people are
deeply impoverished due in part to the corruption of their leaders. The thrust of the document is centred on how church doctrine, such as the principles of penance and forgiveness, can be used to help people stop the cycle of retribution. Harvard Divinity School professor Jacob Olupona, a native of Nigeria, said that the pope is attempting to position the church to act as
a moral voice for the continent. Some of the most corrupt rulers on the continent have been Catholics. “The Pope can send a message, calling the faithful and members of the Catholic community to be more true to their Christian faith,” said Olupona, a former chair of the Committee on African Studies at Harvard. “What is the purpose of loving God and hating your neighbour?” In the coastal city of Ouidah, around 25 miles (40 kilometres) from Cotonou where the pope was expected to sign the treatise, nuns were working around the clock putting the finishing touches on a chapel he was planning to visit. On the tiled floor of the Saint-Gall Seminary chapel was a pile of pastelcoloured bows — the kind used to decorate a present. The nuns explained that these were the only directions they could find in Benin to try to make their church more beautiful. They carefully taped pink bows to each of the chapel’s columns, one plastic bow for every couple of yards. “Do you think it looks nice?” one of them asked shyly.
Myanmar, U.N. discuss strengthening ties
nusA DuA, inDonesiA, november 19 (reuters): Myanmar and the United Nations discussed strengthening cooperation on Saturday, Myanmar's foreign minister said, in another sign of the reclusive state's sudden engagement with the world after a half-century of isolation and oppressive rule. The U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said separately in a briefing he had accepted an invitation from Myanmar President Thein Sein to visit the Southeast Asian country "as soon as possible." Such a visit could happen within a few months, Ban's special advisor for Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, said. Myanmar Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin held talks with Ban during the East Asia Summit, a meeting of leaders from 18 countries, on the Indonesian island of Bali. "It was a very fruitful meeting," he told Reuters. "We discussed about better cooperation between Myanmar and the United Nations," he said, without elaborating on details of the cooperation.
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, left, shakes hands with Myanmar’s President Thein Sein during their bilateral meeting held on the sidelines of East Asia Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Saturday, November 19. (AP Photo)
Myanmar has embarked on a series of reforms since the army nominally handed power in March to civilians after the first elections in two decades, a process mocked at the time as a sham to seal authoritarian rule behind a democratic facade. Its overtures have since included calls for peace with ethnic minority groups, some tolerance of criticism, an easing of media controls,
the release of about 230 political prisoners and more communication with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was freed last year from 15 years of house arrest. President Barack Obama praised those reforms on Friday and dispatched Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the former British colony, also known as Burma, for a two-day visit next month to explore the possi-
bility of new ties. Washington has cautioned, however, that more needs to be done for the United States to end sanctions imposed in response to years of human rights abuses, including the killing of pro-democracy demonstrators and crackdowns on ethnic minorities. "We'd like to see more political prisoners released. We would like to see a real political process and real elec-
tions. We'd like to see an end to the conflicts, particularly the terrible conflicts with ethnic minorities," Clinton said in an interview on Fox News on Friday. "But we think there's an opportunity and we want to test it," she added. She plans to meet with Suu Kyi, whose National League for Democracy (NLD) party said on Friday it would contest upcoming by-elections, the latest sign of political rapprochement under the new civilian government. The NLD, Myanmar's biggest opposition force, won a 1990 election by a landslide but the country's military refused to cede power and, for the following two decades, suppressed the party's activities, putting many of its members in prison. The party boycotted the next election, held on November 7 last year, because of strict laws that prevented many of its members from taking part. As a result, the authorities officially dissolved it but it has continued to function and enjoys strong support from the public. The European Union also
welcomed developments in Myanmar and said a review of its policy toward the country was under way. A spokesman for EU policy chief Catherine Ashton urged the country to release more dissidents but said it was looking at whether reforms could justify an easing of sanctions. The timing of Myanmar's international engagement is crucial as Washington seeks to counter China's growing influence across Asia and with Myanmar in particular. Myanmar, as big as France and Britain combined, sits strategically between booming India and China with ports on the Indian Ocean and Andaman Sea, all of which have made it a vital energy security asset for landlocked western China. Backed by Chinese money, Myanmar is building a new, multi-billion-dollar port through which oil can reach a 790-km (490-mile) pipeline now under construction that will cut across Myanmar and link refineries in western China. Another parallel pipeline will pump Myanmar's offshore natural gas to China.
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SPORTS FILE Lt. R. Sanchu Trophy on Dec 15
Kohima, November 19 (mexN): The Chiechama students’ union (CSU) will organize its 3 edition of R.Sanchu memorial trophy (Sepaktakraw both men and women) on December 15 at Chiechama. The trophy is a biennial event, to pay tribute to its leader, Lt. Rüsolhoulie Sanchu, the first president of the CSU formed in 1948. Naibalie Rio, Public Relation Officer to Chief Minister will grace the function as the chief guest. The scheduled running trophies of both men and women of the 2011 memorial trophy were donated by Lt. R. Sanchu’s family. A press note released by convener, organizing committee, Khrietuo Rüpreo has informed all the interested teams to collect entry form at Zumvü Printex, opposite taxi stand, Kohima town or at its office during office hour. It added to contact 9856249528 for further details.
Sports cum youth camp held at Thanamir
Dimapur, November 19 (mexN): The Kongsa Range Sports Cum Youth Camp was held at Thanamir, where around 200 youths were attended the programme many youths came forwards and dedicated their lives to God. CYE President of Thenamir Baptist Church also encouraged all the Youths who attended the programme to be utilized God’s given talents. Rev. Temjen, Nochet, Imo and Mao Aier (GCYM) were the main resource persons of the programme. Hongya was the main referee of the Volley Ball Match. This programme was organized by N.M.M Missionaries who are working there and together with Thanamir Baptist Church, C.Y.E. with a theme of “Towards Our Vision” which was successfully completed on November 13.
NSAKA meeting on November 21
ChumuKeDima, November 19 (mexN): All the office bearers and Technical Board members of NSAKA Nagaland are informed that for the Election of Nagaland State Amateur Kabaddi Association office bearers meeting will be held on November 21 at 1:00PM. Hence all the office bearers, referees and Technical Board members are hereby requested to attend the said venue without fail at the office of NSAKA Chumukedima. This stated was informed by Khriesavilie Sakhose President Nagaland State Amateur Kabaddi Association Chumukedima Nagaland.
KLC annual sports meet
Kohima, November 19 (mexN): Kohima Law College will organize 32 Annual sports week from November 22 to 25 at Thizama ground and indoor stadium. A press release issued by its information and publicity secretary, Khongpe has requested all the volunteers to gather in the college premise with the equipments for the social work on 21 November without fail.
Former England cricket star Basil D'Oliveira dies
LoNDoN, November 19 (ap): Basil D'Oliveira, the South Africa-born former England allrounder who was at the center of a famous controversy that marked the beginning of his native country's 23-year cricketing isolation, has died after a long illness, Cricket South Africa said Saturday. He was 80. CSA chief executive Gerald Majola led the tributes saying D'Oliveira, who played 44 tests for England after emigrating there because of a lack of opportunities for white players in South Africa, transcended the game. "'Dolly,' as he was known around the world by an audience that went far beyond the game of cricket, was a true legend and a son of whom all South Africans can be extremely proud," said Majola. D'Oliveira was a member of the England squad whose tour of South Africa in 1968 had to be canceled as the government there refused to accept his selection in the visiting party. The incident marked the beginning of South Africa's isolation in the sport that would last until 1991.
100th ton will fetch Sachin Tendulkar 100 gold coins from MCA
mumbai, November 19 (pTi): Sachin Tendulkar will be showered with 100 gold coins by the Mumbai Cricket Association if he completes his much-awaited 100th international century during the third and final Test match between India and West Indies commencing November 22 at the Wankhede stadium. "MCA President Vilasrao Deshmukh has decided that the association should give Tendulkar a 100 gold coins if he completed the 100th international century at his home ground," Nitin Dalal, Joint Secretary of MCA, said on Saturday. The Cricket Association of Bengal had promised to give the champion batsman 100 gold coins if he achieved the unprecedented feat in the second Test at the Eden Gardens, which concluded on November 17, Dalal pointed out. However, Tendulkar could not reach the coveted landmark in Kolkata and has the chance to achieve it in his home town in Mumbai. His last international hundred was made during the World Cup held between February and April this year, against South Africa at Nagpur on March 12.
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Van Persie at the double as Arsenal down Norwich
NorWiCh, uNiTeD KiNGDom, November 19 (aFp): Robin van Persie scored both goals as Arsenal came from behind to win 2-1 at Norwich City in the Premier League's early kick-off gameonSaturday.Thedouble strikesawtheNetherlandsinternational become only the fifth forward to have scored 30 Premier League goals in a calendar year. He has now scored 31 in 29 games and is closing in on Thierry Henry's Arsenal best of 34 and Alan Shearer's overall record of 36. No wonder that many regard the Arsenal captain as the best front-man in the world, although he was controversially omitted from a shortlist of 23 players for the FIFA Ballon d'Or award. Arsenal dominated the early exchanges and created plenty of chances to take the lead. Van Persie spurned the first after just a few seconds with a mis-hit effort across goal after Theo Walcott had crossed from the right. Walcott, the England winger, came close himself 10 minutes later with an exhibition of skill that allowed him to get past Marc Tierney in the Norwich box. The shot that followed had the beating of John Ruddy in the home goal but centre-back Russell Martin was able to get back just in time to stick out a leg and deflect the ball over. It seemed that it would only be a matter of time before Arsenal did find the net but suddenly Paul Lambert's Canaries were ahead via an
Arsenal's Robin Van Persie celebrates scoring his second goal against Norwich City during their English Premier League soccer match at Carrow Road stadium, Norwich on Saturday, November 19. (AP Photo)
extremely avoidable goal. Per Mertesacker had plenty of time to deal with Tierney's hopeful delivery into the Arsenal penalty area but the Germany international somehow allowed Morison, Norwich's only front-man, to make up ground and take the ball off him. And as the tall Mertesacker toppled to the ground Wales international Morison, who was a non-league player only two years ago, went on to slot past Arsenal goalkeeper
Wojciech Szczesny. Martin, converted from full-back to centreback earlier in the season, cleared another effort off the line soon afterwards, this time to deny Gervinho, the Ivory Coast forward. Yet it was not long before Wenger's side were level thanks to van Persie's ninth goal in his last seven games, which arrived in the 26th minute. Again Walcott was involved, getting the better
of Tierney by pushing the ball past him, and although Gervinho completely missed his attempt to flick in the resulting cross van Persie was in the right place for a close-range finish. Norwich made a change at the break, bringing on winger Elliott Bennett for David Fox, but it was Arsenal who continued to look more dangerous. Thomas Vermaelen, Mertesacker's central defensive partner, came charg-
ing forward but Gervinho could only head the resulting cross straight at goalkeeper John Ruddy. Ruddy was required to make a much more difficult stop soon afterwards when van Persie put Gervinho through. It seemed as though the forward had done enough to get a sight of an empty goal but the former Everton reserve stretched out his massive frame to save. The ball was finally in the Norwich net once more
on the hour mark and van Persie was again the scorer. Martin lost possession to Alex Song in the centre circle and when the Cameroon midfielder played his captain through Ruddy was beaten by a precise finish over his diving body. Norwich sent on Grant Holt, their physically imposing forward, in search of a late equaliser but the substitute pickeduponlyabookingforan obvious attempt to con the referee into awarding a penalty.
Real want to keep riding Australians struggle at home in Presidents Cup title wave, says Ronaldo
maDriD, November 19 (aFp): Cristiano Ronaldo is hoping Real Madrid's impressive form can help maintain their quest of bringing silverware back to Santiago Bernabeu despite a challenging pre-Christmas fixtures list. Jose Mourinho's Real side are on a ten-game winning streak in all competitions which, in the Primera Liga, has given them a three-point cushion over arch rivals Barcelona, the European champions who are bidding for a fourth consecutive La Liga title. Real's championship credentials should be tested during a tough run-up to Christmas, starting with a trip to Valencia this weekend and including games against Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. But while Valencia are back on track following four straight wins, Real's ambition to achieve three titles this season has been boosted by a minor but significant stumble on the part of Pep Guardiola's Barcelona. The Catalans were lucky to draw 2-2 with Athletic Bilbao in their last game before the international break,
suggesting they may have lost their air of invincibility. Ronaldo has scored five goals in his previous two games for Real as well as a further two in his last match for Portugal, and is loving being on top of the league. "It is good to be ahead of Barcelona, it's a big motivation for us," said the Portuguese striker. "I'm playing some of my best football and I want to continue like this. Maybe this is the best Madrid side that I have been in but the key is to win and if we don't do that then we are not the best." Real are already through to the last 16 of the Champions League after winning four of their six group games so far, and they are still in contention for the King's (Spanish) Cup. "I want to win something this season and Real Madrid are aiming for the three titles," added Ronaldo, who admits however that Valencia will be tougher opponents this time round. "It is going to be a difficult game against Valencia. Last season we scored six goals there but Valencia are better now and we are going to have to play very well to get all three points."
meLbourNe, auS TraLia, November 19 (ap): The Australian contingent at this year's Presidents Cup isn't showing any signs of having a homecourse advantage. There are five Australians on the International team, including Greg Norman's captain's picks Aaron Baddeley and Robert Allenby. That local knowledge was supposed to help the home side — Baddeley, Allenby and Geoff Ogilvy are all from Melbourne. But while that concept worked in 1998, when the Internationals with four Australians won the trophy for the first and only time, the formula has not been so successful this time around. This year at Royal Melbourne, Jason Day, Adam Scott, Allenby, Ogilvy and Baddeley have a mediocre combined total of five wins, 11 losses and three halved matches. Those performances are part of the reason the Americans lead 13-9 going into the 12 singles matches on Sunday. In 1998, Norman, Craig Parry and Steve Elkington combined to win three matches each and Stuart
International team's Aaron Baddeley of Australia hits out of a bunker of the 16th hole during the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Course in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday, November 19. (AP Photo)
Appleby two as the Down Under players finished with 11 wins, three losses and four halved results. Allenby has been the worst performer 13 years later, as the only player among 24 on either team who has not accrued a point. Allenby is winless in three matches, but sat out Saturday afternoon's four-
ball matches. Baddeley has one win, two losses and a halve, Ogilvy is 2-1-1, Day 1-2-1 and Scott 1-3-0. American Hunter Mahan, who combined with Bill Haas in Saturday afternoon's fourballs to beat Day and Baddeley 2 and 1, said he enjoyed winning in front of the partial crowd. "This
is an Australian team we were playing here," Mahan said. "You heard the crowd, so to win like that, it feels good. And the crowd is just so for them. I'm going to do my hardest to get that silence back." The Australians have a chance to counter that on Sunday in singles. Geoff Ogilvy plays Bill Haas in the fourth group, with Day taking on Mahan in the next match. That is followed by Phil Mickelson against Scott, Allenby vs. David Toms and Baddeley against Tiger Woods. If Allenby loses against Toms, he will join American John Huston as the captain's picks who didn't gain a point. Huston was part of the American team that lost in 1998 at Royal Melbourne With just 1 1/2 points scored between them, Allenby and Baddeley are in danger of setting a record for fewest cumulative points scored by a team's captain's picks — although Haas (1-21) and Woods (1-3-0) haven't done much better, earning 2-1/2 points. "It's going to have to be a remarkable day tomorrow," Scott said. "But we have a shot. That's all we can ask for. It's not over."
Cross Country Competition held in SSP MLS boss Garber praises Beckham's tenure
Col R Alagarraj, Principal handing over the Inter House Cross Country Trophy to the House Captain of Doyang House.
Dimapur, November 19 (mexN): Inter-house Cross Country Competition was held on November 19 at Sainik School Punglwa for the cadets of this school. Cross- country run is the true test of a cadet’s
mental and physical robustness. To complete this run, a cadet has to put in lot of hard work during training and attain a high degree of perseverance and determination, which is considered to be very es-
sential to become an officer in armed forces. All the cadets of this school participated in this run with full enthusiasm and vigor. The run was conducted under three categories. For junior most classes the distance of the run was 3 Km, 5 Km for Sub Junior category and 7 Km for the senior classes. Individual position holder in each category are Cdt Nakia Rai – Class VI(1st Position), Cdt Kaken Riba-Class VII (2nd position), Cdt Gamlin Dubi-Class VII (3rd position) in Junior most category, Cdt Tanthuilubo –Class IX(1st position), Cdt Y Longdilong Sangtam– Class VIII(2nd position), Cdt Premjit Ram-class IX(3rd position) in Sub Jr category, Cdt Emibemo Jamio-Class X(1st position), Cdt Ngamgoulalclass X(2nd position), Cdt Vimelie Chasie –class XI(3rd position) in senior category Doyang house was declared as the overall winner of this competition and Japfu emerged as the runners up house.
LoS aNGeLeS, November 19 (ap): Commissioner Don Garber thought he knew what Major League Soccer was getting into when the Los Angeles Galaxy signed David Beckham more than four years ago. Garber now realizes he had no idea what the Beckham Experience would mean for his fledgling league. A few days before Beckham plays for his first MLS title in the final days of his Galaxy contract, Garber says the league doesn't regret inviting the English superstar to become the face of MLS in 2007. "I underestimated the power of his celebrity by a long shot," Garber said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I think we underestimated the challenge of (Beckham) playing for England, and we didn't expect his desire to go out on loan (to AC Milan). But I also totally underestimated how hardworking and tough he is. He will play through injury and fatigue. That warriorlike mentality was like nobody expected in MLS. This guy wants to win, and he'll do anything. He's been great for our league and for our game."
Garber spoke at length about MLS' past while outlining his goals for the league's future, from an expansion franchise in the New York area to the growing role of supporters in MLS' competitive culture. He's also hoping the Beckham experience lasts for at least another year, putting his weight behind the Galaxy's bid to persuade Beckham to stick around after his best MLS season concludes this year. "I find it amusing that when David came into the league five years ago, many sports media pundits were saying how much he's over the hill," Garber said of Beckham, whose services are coveted by Paris SaintGermain and a handful of British clubs. "You don't hear that any more, and this is five years later." Garber also is happy about the Galaxy's serendipitous appearance in the MLS Cup on Sunday on their home field. Los Angeles faces the Houston Dynamo on Sunday at Home Depot Center. "At times I'm almost envious of other leagues'
championships when it ends up with a dream matchup," Garber said, citing the recent appearances of marquee franchises such as the Yankees, Lakers and Packers in other sports' championship contests. "Those matchups always seem to deliver greater value to their league in the years to come, and we have not really experienced that." The Galaxy are playing the final in their home stadium, just the third time that's happened in MLS' 16 seasons. A similar coincidence boosted the popular-
ity of the New England Revolution in 2002, even though they lost the league title to Los Angeles at home. Garber confirmed MLS is likely to change the championship format soon from a neutralsite game to a championship matchup at the home of the highest-seeded club. "There's something much more special when the home team is involved," he said, suggesting the league will consider additional changes to the playoff format in the offseason. With exponential growth in attendance and television exposure this season, along with a 19th franchise joining the league in Montreal next year, it's clear MLS is making progress in the longgrowth strategy Garber has espoused since moving to MLS in 1999 from a job with the NFL. Yet Garber also feels the league's 35 designated-player signings have been crucial to its growth into a reputable league. "It's hard for any young, emerging business to not be guilty at times of overhype," Garber said. "While at times
I regret how hyped we were when Freddy Adu came into the league (in 2004) or when David came in, I don't regret the excitement that David created by coming in. I had the expectation that MLS would become more popular, that we'd see improved ratings and a different attitude." MLS' television ratings rose on each of its platforms this season, and attendance grew more than 7 percent. MLS will appear on the new NBC Sports network next year in a lucrative deal, and the Galaxy announced a reported 10-year, $55 million deal with Time Warner Cable Sports' new network on Friday — a tenfold increase on its last deal. Merchandise sales also are up, driven by the new layer of star players and MLS' attentiontoeye-catchingdesign with an international flair. Yet Garber said he's most pleased by the growth of what he calls "the supporter culture" around each team. From Seattle to Philadelphia, MLS fans are emulating the involved attention given to soccer clubs on other continents in increasing numbers — and in surprising ways.
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Sunday 20 November 2011
Natalie Wood death book triggered homicide investigation
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atalie Wood's death has been reopened as a homicide investigation, primarily because of a book written by the captain of the boat where Natalie Wood spent her last minutes ... a book suggesting foul play ... this according to sources close to the investigation. Marti Rulli -- who co-authored the book -- has been in regular touch with the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. over the last few months. She has given Sheriff's investigators documents supporting material in her book, and the Sheriff is so impressed he has assigned 2 fulltime homicide detectives to the case. In the book -- "Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour" -- Rulli and Splendour Captain Dennis Davern write about the night Natalie drowned. They say before Natalie disappeared from the boat, she was drinking and taking Quaaludes with her husband, Robert Wagner and actor Christopher Walken. According to the book, Wagner became enraged when he saw Wood and Walken speaking, and smashed a wine bottle, yelling at Walken, "What do you want to do, ***k my wife? Is that what you want?" At that point, Walken returned to his cabin and
Lana Wood Cpt. says Wagner Left Wood 'To teach her a lesson'
ana Wood is telling a chilling story about the night her sister died -- that Robert Wagner knew Natalie Wood was in the water ... but instructed the captain of the yacht to "leave her there, teach her a lesson." In an interview, Lana says Captain Dennis Davern told her several details about Natalie's death ... including that there was a drunken fight between Wagner and Natalie that night in 1981. Lana claims Wagner -- or RJ, as she calls him -- didn't call her until 2 days after Natalie's death and offered her no explanation, other than ... "it was an accident." As for the reopening of the investigation, Lana says her sister "deserves the truth" -- and she never bought the official explanation about Natalie and the dinghy ... because she knows her sister was afraid she would die in "dark water." Meanwhile, the L.A. County Sherrif's Department said the actor is not considered a suspect in the death of the Rebel Without a Cause actress.
Natalie and Robert went to their state A short time later, the Captain room. According to the Captain, he went to the deck and was told by Wagheard a loud argument between the ner, "Natalie is missing." couple and thumping sounds, and The book claims Wagner refused eventually silence. to let the Captain call the Coast Guard.
Wagner told the Capt. the dinghy was gone, along with Natalie, but some doubted that because she was deathly afraid of dark water. The death was ruled an accident, but Rulli was like a pit
bull since the book was written in 2008. The homicide investigators have already traveled to Catalina, as well as New Jersey to interview Rulli. They've also gone to Augustine, Florida to in-
terview the Captain, and they're going to Hawaii to look at the Splendour. A source familiar with the investigation tells TMZ the Sheriff's Dept. has not called anyone a suspect in Wood's death. It is a general homicide investigation for now, and will take "a long time to complete." The source adds, supporting documentation in several books about Wood's death -including Marti Rulli's book -- triggered the investigation because the witnesses accounts of circumstances surrounding Wood's death did not square with what they told officials immediately after her death. No one from the Sheriff's Dept. has spoken with Wagner, nor has an interview been requested ... at least so far. Robert Wagner's rep has released a statement... saying, "Although no one in the Wagner family has heard from the LA County Sheriff’s department about this matter, they fully support the efforts of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept." The statement continues, "[The Wagners] trust they will evaluate whether any new information relating to the death of Natalie Wood Wagner is valid, and that it comes from a credible source or sources other than those simply trying to profit from the 30 year anniversary of her tragic death."
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Nagaland Music task force, ‘Getting drunk isn’t music industry reaches Delhi cute’: Taylor Swift
alent Source Management (TSM) was launched at Tapas-Bar & lounge Japyee Vasant Continental Hotel, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi on November 14 at 8pm.Sedevino Angami was the organizer. Sedevino Angami is a popular singer at “My Humble House” in Maurya Sheraton Hotel, which is one of the best 5 stars Hotel in Delhi city. As a professional musician for last 10 years, she is now highly in demand in five star hotels and special
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organized parties in Delhi. She had done her post-graduate from Delhi University, yet she had taken music as her professional career. As a professional musician, she had been motivating young talented Naga girls & boys to use their hidden musical talent as their profession. So far there are seven Girls and two Boys with her, who are part time singers since they are all still studying. Sede said, there is huge scope for the professional musicians. With the support of Nagaland State Mu-
sic Task Force and Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, she formally launched her Talent Source Management in the presence of Music Task Force Advisor Dr. Nicky Kire, Director G. Sema and many other personality & media friends at Tapas-Bar & lounge Japyee Vasant Continental Hotel, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi. She will train the freshers for at least three months before they take up their assignment. Music Task Force came along with their popular Band Ebenezer to support the function.
aylor Swift doesn’t like to get drunk because “it’s just not cute”. The country/ pop singer isn’t a big fan of partying and while that is partly because she feels a responsibility to be a role model to her young fans, she admitted it is also because she simply doesn’t think being drunk is a good way to behave. “I have drunk, I’m not a drinker. I don’t really like drinking. I’m not like, ‘Man it’s my favorite thing to do,’ and I don’t like to get drunk because it’s just not cute,” she said. Swift was then asked if she has ever smoked weed. “No. I just don’t feel like it,” she said. “And I don’t want to smoke anything because
I sing.” While Taylor, 21, admitted there are days when she would love to stop worrying about her responsibilities to her fans and just go wild, she can’t forget that there are young people who look up to her. “I definitely think about a million people when I am getting dressed in the morning and that’s just part of my life now. I think it’s my responsibility to know it and to be conscious of it,” she said. “It would be really easy to say, ‘You know I’m 21 now. I do what I want. You raise your kids.’ But … that’s not the truth of it. The truth of it is that every singer out there with songs on the radio is raising the next generation. So make your words count.”
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Morung Nagaland Police meet 2011 concludes
Overall Team Champion, 11th NAP (IR) alongwith the DGP, K. Kire, IPS and NAPTC Commandant, Imlisunep (Standing Left) during the closing ceremony on Saturday, November 19 at the NAPTC Sports Stadium, Chumukedima. (Morung Photo)
DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 19 (MExN): The XXXII Nagaland PoliceDuty-cum-Sports & Athletic Meet 2011 concluded much fanfare on Saturday, November 19, with the Director General of Police K. Kire, IPS, gracing the closing ceremony as the chief guest. The six-day long event had the 11th NAP (IR) emerging as the overall champion as well as the game champion. This year’s edition is touted to be the biggest ever in terms of team participation and response from participants. According to the records, there were a total of 2825 participants, a jump from 1764 in the previous edition. It witnessed participation from teams of all the 15 armed battalions and the DEF units, as well as the NAPTC, IGP (Int), Kohima and NPTS. DGP Kire, in his address was highly appreciative of the enthusiastic response shown and displayed by all the participating teams and hoped the event will be carried on in the same spirit. Going down memory lane, a reflective Kire said that the day reminded him of the year he first took part in the state police meet, back in 1976. “… And after about 35 odd years, to be here with you is something nostalgic for me,” he said. Still all good things must come to an end, he added. While expressing delight that this year has witnessed the highest number of participants, he added that the state police has come a long way and “we have a long
Overall Champion: 11th NAP (IR) Games Champion: 11th NAP (IR) Duty Item Champion: 12th NAP (IR)
Lawn Tennis: Veteran Doubles Champions – KK Chishi & Dr. Adaho; Runners-up – ST Sangtam & LT Lotha Men’s Singles Champion – Shikiye; Runner-up – Meren Chenth Men’s Doubles Champions – ST Sangtam & Joseph; KK Chishi & Shikiye Badminton Team Event: Champion – NAPTC (Imlisunep, Rhovisie Nyuwi and Tiawapang) Runners-up – 5th NAP (Vechipa Vise, K. Kapfo) Hardline – PHQ (A) (K. Kire, W. Krome, Neiba Newmai, Dr. Adaho ) Basketball: Champion – 5th NAP Runner-up – 14th NAP (IR) Hardline – 2nd NAP Volleyball: Champion – 8th NAP Runner-up – 9th NAP (IR) Hardline – 11th NAP (IR)
Hardline – 12th NAP (IR) Athletics Champion (Men): 14th NAP (IR) Athletic Champion (Women): ‘A’ Coy Mahila Battalion Duty Items: Scientific Aid to Investigation Champion – 13th NAP (IR) BPET Champion – 11th NAP (IR) Runner-up – 14th NAP (IR) Hardline – 12th NAP (IR)
Kambli allegations: maken wants probe, bCCi says no need
NEw DElhI, NOVEMBER 19 (AgENcIEs): It’s BCCI versus Sports Minister Ajay Maken again! This time over the issue of match-fixing. Hours after Maken said that the BCCI should investigate the match-fixing claims made by Vinod Kambli, the Indian cricket board has responded by saying it doesn’t give any importance to the former cricketer’s claims and indicated an investigation would not be ordered. BCCI vice president Rajiv Shukla reportedly said no one could question the credibility of Indian cricketers, and added the board has always been strict against match-fixing and has never forgiven any culprits. Maken had earlier said that the Sports Ministry might step in if the BCCI fails to order a probe. Kambli had earlier created quite a flutter by claiming that something was "amiss" in India`s loss in the 1996 World Cup
'Time for Azharuddin to take a stance and clear his name' NEw DElhI, NOVEMBER 19 (PTI): Mohammad Azharuddin should take a strong stance following the claims made against him by Vinod Kambli and put an end to all the "whispers" surrounding the former skipper`s name, says Sourav Ganguly. "Azhar should take a stance. It`s upto him how he deals with it. But the time has come for Azhar to clear his name. There are too many whispers going around," Ganguly said when asked about Kambli`s claims that the 1996 World Cup semifinal between India and Sri Lanka could have been fixed. Ganguly also rubbished Kambli`s claim that the match at the Eden Gardens ruined his career. "His (Kambli`s) claim that his career was finished because of that game is rubbish. How can that game ruin his career, he was not out then," Ganguly told a news channel.
semi-final against Sri Lanka. Maken said that the claim should be investigated for all its worth. "When a player of the team has
Ganguly said the decision to field could have been the result of Sri Lanka`s earlier league match against India at the Feroz Shah Kotla here, where Sri Lanka chased down 270-odd runs with ease. "I can sympathise with Azhar. I can understand the reasons of putting Sri Lanka in. If you remember Srio Lanka chased 270odd runs in Delhi in an earlier match." Ganguly further hoped that Kambli has his facts right. Meanwhile 1983 World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev asked if Kambli was sleeping all these 15 years. The media should not give credence to all this statements, Kapil felt. Kambli, a former Indian cricketer who has often been embroiled in controversies both on and off the field, yesterday raised suspicion on the 1996 World Cup semi-final between India and Sri Lanka and said he found "something amiss" in the game.
made a charge, it should be thoroughly investigated. People of the country have the right to know what exactly happened. Whether
MT Champion – 13 th NAP (IR) Runner-up – 14th NAP (IR) Hardline – 12th Nap (IR)
way to go.” Decked in their respective team uniforms, Kire said that it goes on to show that the senior officers as well as those under them (the participants) are showing keen interest, which is a good sign. He also expressed contentment that the competition was held without a hitch in the midst of exemplary display of the sporting spirit from
all. Making special mention of the 15th Mahila NAP (IR), he said that the unit is doing well in sports as well, beside their normal law order duties, while he added that he hope to see them doing well even in the years to come. “Through sports and games, we make much more friends and if you’re truly and sincerely a sportsman then you are surely a good citizen, he said.”
the accusations made by the player are true or false, the people have the right to know," Maken said. "So, it should be proper-
ly investigated and if something wrong has happened then the culprits should be punished," he said. "We will see. As you know, the BCCI has not come to the Sports Ministry for any recognition so far but I would want, whatever agency is there, BCCI should order a probe into it. If the BCCI doesn`t conduct a probe, we will look at it," he added. Maken also stressed on the importance of having a law against betting in sports. "We will have a look over it and see if it (anticorruption law) has to be done by the sports ministry or the home ministry. We will have it examined," he said. "I think it is high time, we have a law against betting as far as sports is concerned in our country." Kambli`s claims have, however, been rejected by the then skipper Mohammad Azharuddin, the then coach Ajit Wadekar and former opener Sanjay Manjrekar.
Messi, Neymar, Rooney on FIFA best goal shortlist
Shooting Champion – 12th NAP (IR) Runner-up – 5th NAP (IR) Hardline – 11th NAP (IR)
Tug-of-war: Champion – 5th NAP Runners-up – 11th NAP (IR)
Kabbadi: Champion – 13th NAP (IR) Runners-up – 6th NAP Hardline – 7th NAP
Drill Champion – 12th NAP (IR) & 15th Mahila NAP (IR) (Joint winners) Runner-up – 11th Nap (IR) Hardline - NPTS
Individual feat Best Shooter - Naik M. Kiheshe, 5th NAP Best Athlete (Women) – Naik Yamesola, ‘C’ Coy 15th Mahila NAP (IR) Best Athlete (Men) Shekhovoyi, 14 th NAP (IR) with 2 golds in high jump & long jump Asokhho Joseph, 8th NAP with 2 golds in 5000 & 10000-metre race Deuolho, DEF Phek with 2 gold in discus throw & shot put Nohpoh Konyak, NAPTC with 2 golds in 100 & 200-metre race
Football: Champion – 2nd NAP Runner-up – DEF Kohima Hardline – NAPTC
FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, center, scores the game-winning goal with an overhead kick against Manchester City during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England. Rooney's fantastic finish is featured on the 10-goal shortlist published by FIFA on Friday, Nov. 18, competing to be chosen as the best score in 2011. (AP Photo)
ZURIch, NOVEMBER 19 (AgENcIEs): Superstar forwards Lionel Messi, Neymar and Wayne Rooney featured on the 10-goal shortlist published by FIFA on Friday competing to be chosen the best scored in 2011. Messi was nominated for a strike featuring delicate skill for Barcelona against Arsenal in the Champions League; Neymar for a solo goal for Santos against Flamengo; and Wayne Rooney for his overhead kick in a Premier League Manchester derby match. Inter Milan's Dejan Stankovic was nominated for volleying in from 50 meters (yards) against Schalke in the Champions League. United States forward Heather O'Reilly was selected for a long-range strike against Colombia in the Women's World Cup. Mexico's Giovani Dos
Santos was nominated for his floated chip shot over the United States defense in the Gold Cup final. Zlatan Ibrahimovic made the list for his goal for AC Milan against Lecce in a Serie A match, and Benjamin De Ceulaer was chosen for scoring in a Belgian League match for Lokeren against Bruges. Two more overhead kicks featured: by Julio Gomez for Mexico against Germany at the Under-17 World Cup, and defender Lisandro Lopez in an Argentine league match for Arsenal against Olimpo. Users of FIFA.com and francefootball.fr websites can vote until December 5, when a final shortlist of three goals will be announced. The winner of the award, named for Hungarian great Ferenc Puskas, is announced January 9 at FIFA's annual Golden Ball gala.
Mizoram Youth Team beat HQ 5 Sect. AR Chesema by 4 goals
Sports Correspondent Kohima| November 19
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Mizoram Youth Team pulled off a brilliant recovery against HQ 5 Sect. AR Chesema in the second pre-quarter final match of the Royal Cup in kohima. After conceding a goal in the first half, the young Mizo team came out fighting in the second half and turned the tide in their favour by scoring five goals. Lalruatfela (2) of Mizoram scored four clinical goals in the space of five minutes early in the second half and became the second player to score a hat-trick in this edition of the tournament. The young team from Mizoram started the match well and created the first few chances of the match early in the first half. Edenthara (7) made the first real attempt of the match in the 3rd minute when he connected well from a cross sent in by Zosangliana (8) from the right flank. But his shot went over the goal. Striker Lalruatfela’s shot in the 9th minute was well saved by the HQ keeper, Sudhan. But after the 20th minute, Assam Rifles had greater possession of the ball and started to control the match. The young Mizo team struggled to settle down and allowed HQ 5 to score the opening goal through Daimary (9) in the 38th minute. Mizoram produced a
Ramengmawia scores the 5th goal to seal the match
fantastic display as soon as the second half started and levelled the score in the 55th minute when Lalruatfela scored the first goal for his team. Two minutes later, he made a good run from the right and scored his second goal. His hattrick goal came three minutes later when he made another run into the box from the left and put the ball into the opposition’s net. Mizoram continued to attack relentlessly and they were rewarded for their efforts when Lalruat-
fela scored his fourth goal from a corner shot sent in by V. Lalchuanawma (14) in the 78th minute. Assam Rifles looked out of sorts and were unable to construct any meaningful attack. A fast break by the Mizo team in the 85th minute allowed Ramengmawia (10) to score the fifth goal for his team. Monday’s Match: AIM FC, Imphal, Manipur Vs Betul Oil, Madhya Pradesh Kick-off:- 1:00 pm
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