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The Morung Express
A Daily Publication of Morung for Indigenous Affairs & JustPeace
Dimapur VOL. VI ISSUE 319
by Sandemo Ngullie
One who is too insistent on his own views, finds few to agree with him
- Lao Tzu
GPRN/NSCN flays killing; says cadres are deserters DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 20 (MExN): GPRN/NSCN has expressed shock at the cold blooded murder of Daniel Yeptho, by two “deserters,” “Sgt.” Vihuto Sumi from Heqheshe Village UT I and “Private” Herato Sumi from Ghoshito Village UT I, on November 19 at Zunheboto. GPRN/NSCN (MIP) issued a statement saying “It is a painful reminder that rogue elements will always betray discipline and human values that GPRN/NSCN demands and insists from every national worker.” The GPRN/NSCN stated that the “Naga Army sends out touring patrols to Naga villages on a regular basis to interact and apprise the common people of the prevailing situations and to stay entrenched at the grass root level.” Continued on page 5
ly stopped them on the way and asked for directions to Aghunato. After the boys give them directions, the cadres immediately shot dead Daniel at point blank range without rhyme or reason. His friends narrowly escaped by jumping into the nearby bushes. A public rally was held in Zunheboto town today in protest of the incident. Around 10,000 people attended the rally organized by the Sumi Hoho and other Sumi frontal organisations. A press release from the Sumi Hoho Secretary Vihuto Assumi stated that the rally condemned the killing of Daniel Yeptho and the incident that took place at Tokiye Town and Viyilho Village. The public has demanded
strong action against the said commander. The public is particularly angry because the deceased had lost his father and was the sole bread earner in his family. The public has also strongly urged the GPRN/ NSCN to hand over the accused “Sgt. Major” Vihuto and “Private” Heroto to the law enforcing agency immediately. It also urged all the warring groups not to shelter or protect the accused and whoever found doing so shall be held fully responsible. It also urge upon the GPRN/NSCN to extend ex gratia to the deceased family. Further, the public demanded that the law enforcing to immediately book the culprits and initiate action as per law.
(Inset) Mhasivikho Kirha, 08/08/1986 – 19/11/2011. Policemen accord Guard of Honour over the casket of the slain soldier during the memorial service at Chumukedima village, Dimapur on Sunday, November 20. (Sorei Mahong/Photo)
DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 20 (MExN): Slain Naga police jawan, Mhasivikho Kirha was laid to rest Sunday afternoon at Chumukedima village with all the honour deserving a soldier killed in battle. Twenty-five year-old Kirha is survived by his mother, who is bed-ridden, and five siblings – two brothers and three sisters. Son of late Eyosaho Kirha of Jakhama village, he spent much of his growing years in Chumukedima village before enlisting in the police. He succumbed to bullet wounds on November 19, sustained during a gun battle with Maoist guerillas at a place called Duarsini Forest falling under Purulia district, the westernmost region of
Scam in Nagaland Police Dept serious – MHA
Swu leaving for delhi
one shot dead in Slain 10th IR jawan laid to rest Zbto by UG cadres
Public demand strong action against culprits
‘Home-comers from NNC (Non Accordist) join NSCN/GPRN’
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‘Centre stopped funds after fraud of colossal Rs 18 cr’ galand Legislative Assembly in a widely publicized protest. The opposition bench resented the assembly’s rejection of their demand to discuss on the “fraudulent withdrawal” of Rs. 18 Crore as detected by the CAG. The CAG report was tabled on the last day of the March budget session of the State Assembly. Joint Secretary of the Home Ministry’s North East division Shambhu Singh said the Union Home Ministry is not unaware of the latest ‘happening,’ the
alleged fraud, in the police department and the way funds are being utilized especially under the ambitious MPF scheme. The Home Ministry official interacted with The Morung Express November 5. When queried whether the Home Ministry actually stopped funds to Nagaland police – following the ‘fraud’ – the Centre’s official responded in the affirmative and confirmed it as true. ‘It is definitely serious,’ Singh said. ‘The MPF (for Nagaland
police) was then held up. The Centre did not release any funds in response,’ Singh told this daily. In fact, the official disclosed that the Ministry withheld the funds much “earlier” on as the Union Home Ministry wanted answers from the state government of Nagaland. The state government also took time to respond, the official explained. “We received clarification from the state government later; our response was that the money should be located and if misused the state government should take action,” the Joint Secretary said when asked what the Ministry told the Nagaland government. Continued on page 5
West Bengal. The mortal remains of the late jawan reached Dimapur Sunday morning by air from Kolkata accompanied by the Commandant of the 10th NAP (IR), Richard Yimto and late Kirha’s comrades from the unit; now stationed in West Bengal, tasked with anti-Maoists operations. Director General of Police, K. Kire, IPS, speaking at the funeral described Kirha as one very dutiful and disciplined soldier during his short lived service of hardly three years as a policeman. Serving in an alien environment, in another state and sacrificing his life, “this is a thing of honour” indeed, said a solemn Kire. He further announced that the department has already
Major fire in Delhi claims many lives NEw DElhI, NOVEMBER 20 (IANS): At least 10 people were killed and 33 injured in a major fire that broke out during a congregation of eunuchs at a community centre in east Delhi Sunday, police said. The fire was still raging at 9.45 p.m. “At least 10 people were killed and 33 injured in the blaze,” a police officer said. The incident took place at around 6.30 p.m. at the centre in Nand Nagri area. “Around 20 fire vehicles are at the the spot and are trying to douse the flames,” a fire official told IANS.
sanctioned a cash relief of Rs. 2, 50, 000 to the family of the slain soldier. Relaying Home Minister, Imkong L. Imchen’s condolences and his inability to be in person at the funeral, Kire disclosed that the Home Minister also bestowed a sum of Rs. 50, 000 towards the family right after news reached here of the fateful incident on November 15. In addition to immediate monetary contribution, the DGP pledged that the family of Kirha will be afforded aid for the next 20 years through the ‘Police Welfare Scheme’. Condolences also poured in from the rank and file of the state police, the late soldier’s comrades, the kith and kin and community organizations. Naik
Tiachuba, Kirha’s comrade from the unit’s ‘F’ company, described him as a cheerful yet courageous young man. “He never failed a call of duty,” the Naik said of Kirha. Recounting the encounter with the Maoist guerillas, Tiachuba said the ‘A’ and ‘F’ companies of their unit were assigned to carry out a joint ‘combing operation’ with support from the COPRA unit of the West Bengal police in a thickly forested area called Dursini in the early morning hours of November 15. During the search operation, their company was ambushed and fell under heavy fire from guerillas in hiding. Kirha and him were in direct line of fire from the hiding guerillas, Tiachuba said. They however managed to take cover and returned fire. In the ensuing exchange of fire, Kirha alongwith another of their comrade, havildar Kakito Sumi, who was also returning fire, were hit. Fortunately for the sergeant, he survived his wounds while Kirha succumbed to his injuries at Apollo Hospital, Ranchi (under Jharkhand) four days later. An uncle of Kirha, who had gone to Ranchi after the incident, said that the Chief Minister of West Bengal and the Home Minister had personally visited and paid their respects to the death soldier at the Kolkata airport.
ULFA splits into talk and anti-talk factions GUwAhAtI, NOVEMBER 20 (IANS): The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has suffered a vertical split with the hardline faction led by its elusive commander-inchief Paresh Baruah Sunday forming a new central committee by dropping the eight top rebel leaders now engaged in peace talks with New Delhi. “We have decided to have a new central committee comprising of 16 members and a standing committee with three members. We would also have three respectable individuals as political advisors to carry forward our goal for creation of an indepen-
dent sovereign Assam,” said Arunodoi Dohotia, publicity chief of the ULFA (Paresh Baruah faction), in an email received by IANS. The anti-talk faction in the same statement that the eight top leaders, including chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, would be accepted back in the outfit if they realize their mistake of negotiating with the government. “If they realize their mistake or want to come back to our fold after the talks fail, we shall consider taking them back into the outfit,” the rebel statement said. The ULFA statement has clearly exposed chinks in the peace process.
Zbto: RTI social auditing reveals discrepancies
Naga Orpheus Hunt contestant passes away
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Fund for the year 20092010, a sum of Rs 21, 50, 000 was distributed to 31 beneficiaries in Zunheboto district. In their projects, the beneficiaries had shown various kinds of undertakings. However, the Planning office claimed that “none of the 31 beneficiaries have started their enterprise.” The department’s officials admitted that most of the beneficiaries were of political recommendations. Under the Old Age Pension Scheme, bogus beneficiaries were identified. A total of 1,624 beneficiaries under Zunheboto town’s areas benefited. However, after a random visit to two colonies out of 13 colonies to crosscheck the details, the GB of North Point Colony in Zunheboto, Tokugha, revealed irregularities. He found that out of 54 beneficiaries from his colony, only 24 were genuine beneficiaries; 8 beneficiaries had expired and 22 beneficiaries were either
bogus or unknown. Under this department, it was found that the ambulance was not functional and was replaced by a Gypsy; functioning of the X-ray equipment supplied this year was unsatisfactory while the generator could not carry its power load. Also, the hospital was upgraded from 50 beds to a 75-bed hospital in November 2009 but due lack of infrastructure, only 50 beds are functional now. One of the worst-performing departments was the PWD (R&B). During the year 2008-2009, Rs 135 Lakh was sanctioned to carry out 12 minor repair works. During 200910, Rs 190 Lakh was sanctioned for carrying out 8 minor works. For the year 2010-11, Rs.75 Lakh was sanctioned to carry out one major and two minor works. This took the total amount sanctioned from 2008-2011 for road works to Rs 400 Lakh.
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Kisama- A basketful of traditions & cultures Kuzhovesa Soho
Kisama (Kohima) | November 20
The Hornbill Festival is no doubt an international renowned festival, which is an annual event for the people of “Land of Festivals”- Nagaland. Kisama Heritage is all set to engage with visitors, judging by the busy Nagas from various tribes making hectic preparation at their respective Morung sites. Aside from citizens in Nagaland, tourists from mainland India and abroad visit the festival. Interacting with The Morung Express, workers from the Garo sites said that they are happy to be joining the festival. Mention may be made that the Kachari and Garo joined the ‘Heritage Village’ some few years back and have been endeavouring in their tradition and culture as part of the festival. They are reportedly spending at least 2 months building their
‘Morung’ with a minimum expenditure of 4 lakhs. The Tourism department is only providing Rs. 30,000 to each Morung, it is informed. Still, the communities are enthusiastically rigging up their Morungs and stalls etc. Among the highlights of the festival are the National Hornbill Rock Contest, a motor rally, and Naga wrestling events aside from other ‘Naga sports’ activities such as bamboopost climbing, catapultshooting, chilli-eating competitions etc. A unique achievement from among the tribals’ is more less contributing tireless efforts for the promotion of Hornbillan international festival to a lighter side of human envy and anxieties thereby marking uniqueness achievement for the DAN government under the able leadership of Neiphiu-u Rio-the Chief Minister of Nagaland. Taking into an account
of genuineness, 2011 Hornbill Festival 2011 is more or less a look out for more infrastructure(s) and development(s) process where never an inch of injustice prevails as reliably learnt so far from the Tourism department. Indeed, it’s no doubt the common expectation of “one for all” found to be on mainstream of everyone being loyal to what we (Chakhesangs) decide, thereby nothing in wrong aspects is viewed rather, fining tune is surveyed upon, this is disclosed while Chakhesangs were renovating their Morungs. The specific Morung of Kachari(s) and Garo(s) which were under well acceptable and recommendable way of beautiful designing structure is more or less singing a tune of shifting Nagas to a new horizon in calculating positive changes in society a “wake up call”.
One of the Morungs in construction at Kisama, for the annual Hornbill Festival of Nagaland.
12, 415 houses constructed under IAY in Nagaland Our Correspondent Kohima | November 20
Altogether, 12, 415 number of houses has been constructed for the BPL households /beneficiaries under Indira Awaaz Yojana (IAY) in the rural areas of the state and another 893 are under process for allocation to the beneficiaries. An official source said for the year 2011-12, the rural development department proposed to continue the scheme by enhancing the activity for providing permanent rural housing with the objective of not only to improve the quality of life but also to check migration to urban areas. IAY is a centrally sponsored scheme for providing housing to the BPL households in the
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rural areas. The scheme is funded on the costsharing basis between the Centre and the state in the ratio of 90:10. The objective of the programme is to ensure that the shelter-less poor people in the villagers are provided with permanent shelter. The department has been implementing the programme through the Village Development Boards, source said. During 2010-11, the Ministry of Rural development, Government of India has released Rs. 3655.059 lakhs for 11 DRDAs in the state as central share of assistance. The state has also released Rs. 631.624 lakhs as its matching share to the DRDAs which includes Rs. 103.22 lakhs being the back-log of 2009-10, source added.
8th Anniversary Charter Nite of Rotary Club Kohima on November 22
Dimapur, November 20 (mexN): The Rotary Club of Kohima is celebrating its 8th Anniversary of Charter Nite at Heritage, Old DC Bungalow, Kohima on November 22, 2011 at 6.00 pm. The Rotary Club of Kohima was chartered on November 22, 2003 by the then District Governor, Dist3240 Rtn. Manas Chaudhuri with 33 members. The Club membership has members from diverse background of Law, University education, architecture, government Service, Media and publishing , doctors , engineering, police, entrepreneurs, and from
the business fraternity. The Club has taken up a number of activities for the community with the motto ‘Service Above Self’. The Club raised a poor patients Fund through a fashion and music program and sponsored the free Laprascopy operation for 8 patients who could not effort such operation. Literacy & health programs and a free blindness control programme was conducted by the club, distributed hundreds of free uniforms and clothes and essentials and organized a film show for the children. The club has also conducted disaster management awareness program and the
club members as a resource person on various program of career guidance for youth , peace initiatives and conflict resolution , gender equity, right to information, consumer rights, look east policy , health concerns , water management and hydro power, micro crediting and so on. Free water distribution to citizens in the state capital has also been a main activity of the Club. The RC Kohima made a mark in the achievements by hosting the District Assembly on May 14 and 15, 2005 where more than 300 Rotarians from all over the North East including speakers from other parts of
Revival & Healing Crusade Theme : “…revive us again…(Psalm 85:6)” Date Friday 25-11-2011 Saturday 26-11-2011
8:00 AM 12:30 PM 7:00 PM
Organized By: Bodo Baptist Council of Churches
Anointed Speaker: Rev Zotuo Kiewhuo, Senior Pastor Koinonia Baptist Church Cum Principal , Kohima Bible College
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Kiphire Crusade 2010
Bongaigaon Crusade 2011
Ukhrul Crusade 2011
COME WITH FAITH AND EXPERIENCE THE BLESSINGS OF HEALING, DELIVERANCE AND THE CONFIRMATION OF THE ANOINTING MESSAGE FROM GOD.
NAGA PEOPLE’S FRONT “Fide non armis”
6th GENERAL CONVENTION 2011
Date : November 23, 2011.Time : 11:00 A.M.Venue: : I.G. Stadium, Kohima. 10:55 A.M Flag Hosting by President 11:00 A.M Prelude :: ”March Together”
2. Bible Reading and Prayer 3. Welcome Address 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Acknowledgement Special Number Presidential Address Special No. Secretarial Report
9. Special Number 10. Short Speeches
11. Special No. 12. Address by the Chief Minister 13. Recommendation of the Election Board For election of Central Office Bearers. 14. Felicitation of elected Office Bearers and prayer. 15. Adoption of Draft Resolution 16. Vote of Thanks
:: Mr. Apong Pongener Working President. :: Rev. Phomlee Van, Pastor, Kohima Phom Baptist Church. :: Mr. Huskha Yepthomi, Vice President. :: Women Wing, Central. :: Miss.Vetülü Cürhah :: Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu. :: i/c Dimapur Division Women Wing :: Mr. K.G. Kenye, Secretary General. :: i/c Akanla Yimchunger. :: 1. Mr. G. Gaigam, President, Manipur, State Unit NPF. 2. Mr. Tosham Mossang, President, Arunachal State Unit NPF. :: Mr. Thejasevor kerhüo. : : Mr. Neiphiu Rio, Advisor. :: Mr. C. M. Chang, M.P Chairman, Election Board. :: Mr. Abu Metha, Convenor, Resolution Committee. :: Mr. T. L. Merry Vice President.
India attended . The two day program and training also gave the visitors an insight into the rich culture and heritage of Nagaland. The Club has also been helping the Kohima Orphanage in a number of ways through contribution of food and this orphanage project has been continuing by the Rotary Club Kohima with the visiting Rotarians from the two clubs of Murietta and Lake Elsinore (USA) till date. The main two projects been done namely the Water Management Project at Chiechama village and the Rotary Kohima View Point with Safe Drinking Water lying on the NH-37 located in the
heart of Kohima town and the projects were inaugurated by His Excellency Governor of Nagaland and the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Nagaland respectively in the month of July, 2007. The projects are maintained by the Rotary Club of Kohima sponsored by the two clubs of Murrietta and Lake Elsinore, California (USA) and the filter water(Bio-pure) was donated by Alken. The need for a small wayside amenity to rest and drinking water for school children and pedestrians has made the club construct this project for citizens in the town. Rtn. Kezhokhoto Savi President of Rotary Club Kohima, Dist-3240,
Rotary International has requested all the Rotarian to attend the 8th Anniversary of RC Kohima Chater Nite along with their spouses and children and the Rotaract Club Kohima is being requested to manage the entire event and entertainment session. Rotarians from RC Dimapur, RC Mokokchung & RC Mao were being invited to come and attend this Charter Nite to mark the significance more meaningful as a true Rotarian. Several prominent singers both young oldies, Rtns & Rtrs shall be taking be taking part in the entertainment session followed with special dinner.
Poor BSNL network at Shamator; YTC appeals for better service Dimapur, November 20 (mexN): Though BSNL service is claiming its vast connectivity and development in the state, poor BSNL network has been prevailing at Shamator for the past eight moths. The Yimchungru Tribal Council (YTC), the apex body of the Yimchungru community has alleged that, the BSNL network has been defunct for the past eight months thus causing immense hardship to the people of remote areas. According to Yanba Showuba, Chairman Executive Council Yimchungru Tribal Council and Joint Secretary YTC, L. Murekiu said that, despite repeated appeals made to the department by the concern denizens of the people in the areas, but so far the BSNL department have not taken any positive steps, but still continues with the dilapidated service. YTC therefore stated that thousands of people were affected with their telecommunication gap and asked the BSNL department to rectify the error and provide a better service
for the welfare of the public. The YTC while visiting at the site found that the BSNL network were totally down for quite sometime now and appealed the BSNL department to look in to the matter at the earliest in the interest of the common people. The YTC had appealed to the BSNL department to rectify the error within November 20, failing which the YTC will be compelled to issue an order for removing the tower if they continued with same service rather than keeping as a statue. Therefore, the YTC appeals to the BSNL department to take appropriate measures against the poor service at the earliest and restore a proper service at the earliest so as to function in a peaceful way. The denizens of the areas have also warned that, they would no longer tolerate such kind of ill treatment to the people of far flung areas and asked the department to hear and accept the genuine demand and hue and cry of the rural people and provide a better service at the earliest.
With profound gratitude, we sincerely acknowledge each and everyone who stood by us, not only in prayer but also with financial and moral support during the sad demise of a great mother, Late Medongremla of Mongchen village, the mother of Prof. A. Lanunungsang, who expired on 16th November, 2011 at Medziphema leaving behind five children, 22 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. We are unable reach everyone and express our thankfulness in person; however, through this column, we express our deep satisfaction to one and all who shared their love and concern during the time of our deep sorrow. It is our sincere prayer that God Almighty will reward them all abundantly for their good deeds. We would like to extend a special thanks to each and every member of the following organizations: 1. Ao Senden 2. Ao Senden Literature Board 3. Nagaland University-officers, teaching, non-teaching staff and students 4. Medziphema Ao Baptist Church 5. Ao Union Medziphema 6. Mongchen Unit Union of Dimapur, Chumukudima and Kohima 7. Mongchen Baptist Church 8. Mongchen Village Council 9. Relatives from Serhima Village 10. Principal and Staff of ITEC, Medziphema and many others. -From Children, grand children and great grandchildren
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An elderly man enjoys fish curry on November 15 during Khilüvatü/Fünye (Fish Festival) at Porba village in Phek district. (Chizokho Vero Photo)
Naga Blog at it again – aid for Dimapur fire victims Dimapur, November 20 (mexN): Members of The Naga Blog – a Facebook group comprising Naga youths and young professionals – are diving into it again. Designer tragedies in “foreign countries” can wait for now. Someone in the state’s own backyard is in trouble. Restless, loud, young, angry and hungry members of the group have eagerly launched a relief drive for families affected by the November 15 fire at Burma Camp in Dimapur. The fire leveled hundreds of mostly-makeshift dwellings and left 3 dead and scores injured on the night of November 15. The ‘Burma Campy Relief’ is the second initiative members of The Naga Blog have taken to hand. The first was the aid campaign for victims of the earthquake that devastated in Sikkim in September. On their own and reaching out from their thin pockets, the group’s members launched the relief campaign for Sikkim and handed about Rs. 1.59 lakhs to Indian football superstar Baichung Bhutia in Kohima. The aid-for-BurmaCamp initiate is also a sharp – if youthful – reaction to just more than tragedy. Members of the group are bristling with irritation
that Naga civil organizations continue to fawn over tragedies that occur only in “rich foreign countries” like “Japan” and “Thailand” but never those closer to home. Unambiguous voice of exasperation and anger continue to be heard loud from the corridors of The Naga Blog. The reasons? Prominent Naga civil and church organizations uttered no whimper when an earthquake devastated Nagaland’s own neighbor, Sikkim. But, the steaming members explain, “concerts” and “blah blah” are being organized for something that happened all the way in “Thailand” and “Japan” but not for those who have been left naked and homeless out in Dimapur’s dark winter nights. Obviously, the Naga Blog members – about to reach 9,000 members now – were referring to the recent initiatives of the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) and the government’s “Solidarity Concert for Thailand.” Not to mention the mediahyped “Rs. 10 lakhs” donation splashed across the newspapers. None so much as a mention was made for Sikkim and Burma Camp, disenchanted members say. A member suggested to the ‘Naga organizations’
that are so fond of publicity and media attention, that they can always organize a “Turkey earthquake” concert or something similar if tragedies that occur only in foreign countries are fashionable. Fashionable or not, the group isn’t waiting for the Naga church or sections to help. As was with the first initiative, The Naga Blog is depending on voluntary assistance and efforts from members and well-wishers to funnel the drive. Collectors, auditors and estimators, coolies and human calculators are all youths – from students to government employees to young entrepreneurs and professionals. Pick-up points and donation counters have been arranged (see contact points in the following). This practically means administrators and leaders of The Naga Blog fund drive are in for more rough-andtumble nights, hairy meetings at 2:00 am, arguing and deciding through Zero-balance mobile phones, and going about with yellow teeth until the campaign is complete. But as was with the first fund drive for Sikkim, it is for sure that the un-brushed teeth for the Burma Camp campaign shall be more than a reward for these young, loud but benevolent Naga youths.
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21 November 2011
NSF resolves to protect Vehicles to stay off roads in protest against the system land and resources Newmai News Network Imphal|November 20
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Oinam Hills | November 20
The Naga Students’ Federation, the apex students and highest decision making body of the Nagas concluded its 2nd general assembly for the current tenure yesterday here at Oinam hill Village. The meeting resolved to protect the Nagas land and its natural resources. among many things the major points reported to be discussed are the ‘Illegal Immigrants’, ‘Protection of Natural Resources’, ‘Job Reservation’, ‘Issue between the government of Manipur and the Nagas living therein,” “Border issue”, “education, backdoor appointment”, “extension of disturbed area Belt and aFSPa in Naga area by government of India.” The apex Naga Students body has reaffirmed not to part even ‘an inch of Nagas’ land’ and stood by the MoU entered with the government of Manipur way back in 1992 when it comes to the Sadar hill issue in Manipur. The reliable source in-
formed that the meeting also discussed on length regarding the exploitation of natural resources in Naga inhabited areas to protect the natural resources in Nagas’ inhabited area. The matter related to the education, backdoor appointments and other also was discussed by the students’ body in the said meeting, according to reliable sources. The meeting also re-affirmed the NSF’s stand to its principle for an honorable and acceptable settlement to the Naga political issue, it is informed. The said meeting was proposed to be held on May 2010 but could be materialized due to the ban imposed on Th.Muivah, general Secretary, NSCN (IM) entry to Manipur by the Cabinet where the delegates of NSF were also stopped to proceed to visit Oinam, the scheduled venue of its meeting. Due to the Mao Tragedy May 2010, the scheduled meeting was canceled. however, the meeting was successfully held on 19th November 2011 at Oinam hill Village. earlier before its general assembly, the delegates of the
Ar apprehends one Ug cadre
Dimapur, November 20 (mexN): Discovering the movement of Ug cadres in general area Salungpham Mamang Leikai of Thoubal district, troops of 15 assam Rifles of 9 Sector under hQ IgaR (South) launched operation in the area and apprehended one PLa cadre on 20 Nov 2011. The apprehendee was identified as No. 501 SS Sgt Sarangthem Shayamchand Singh alias Sanahai, 43 yrs, s/o Late Chaoba Singh,r/o Salunpham Mamang Leikai. 01x9 mm Pistol with magazine and 01x live round was recovered from the apprehendee who alongwith recoveries were handed over to Thoubal Police station.
Ar organizes medical and blood donation camps
Dimapur, November 20 (mexN): a team of Medical officers and paramedical staff of 22 gReNaDIeRS 26 Sector under hQ IgaR(South) organized a medical camp at Phaisanjang village of Chandel district on 19 Nov 2011. More than 130 patients from Phaisanjang and adjoining areas were diagnosed and provided medicines. an interactive session was also organised with the villagers and they were educated about various diseases including aIDS, Dental problems, malaria and precautionary measures. The villagers expressed their gratitude to the unit for the humanitarian service. In another occasion, 18 SIKh of 9 sector under hQ IgaR (South) organized a blood donation camp at Wangoi higher Secondary School on 19 Nov 11.50 persons were donated the blood in the camp.
BSF & Customs apprehended Indian smugglers
Dimapur, November 20 (mexN): In another incident, a Joint Operation of the BSF and along with Customs was carried out in Jaintia hills district of Meghalaya yesterday, BSF Sources said here today. During the operation, the party intercepted one Tata Turbo truck at Sonapur Bridge near Umkiang in Jaintia hills of Meghalaya loaded with Two Indian smugglers Md Suleman ali and Md Saluuddin, who hailed North Tripura were apprehended along with the vehicle. Besides above, 5 mobile sets and Indian currency Rs. 8070 was also recovered from their possession. The estimated cost of the seized items along with Truck is worth RS. 42, 50,000. The syrup was meant to be smuggled to Bangladesh. The apprehended Indian nationals with seized items have been handed over to Custom Department for further legal action as per Law of the Land. In another incident BSF troops deployed in east Khasi hills District of Meghalaya yesterday seized 21 nos of cattle worth Rupees 4, 40,000 while these cattle were being smuggled out to Bangladesh. The smugglers managed to escape taking advantage of darkness and rugged terrain. Seized cattle have been handed over to Custom Department for further action, the sources added.
Naga Students’ Federation Team and its federating units’ representatives had an interactive session with the villagers where the living victims of Oinam narrated their ordeal suffered in pain and agony during a nine month long Operation Blue Bird and the subsequent days and years. Village elders encouraged the Naga students to carry forward the vision of the forefathers and pursue it gallantly and wisely. On the other hand the NSF delegates shared their solidarity with the Oinam Village in form of speeches by Pushika awomi in which he stated, “We Nagas draw inspiration from the Incident, Oinam is the source of inspiration and patriotism, the suffering of from the youngest to the oldest make the village Oinam a remarkable land and historic place, where Naga people will come one day and listen to the stories.” Kelhouneizo Yhome, president Naga Students’ Federation shared his solidarity by narrating that NSF is not new with the Oinam Incident, rather is the first to
constitute fact finding committee to study the case of Oinam way back in 1987 under the then President Chikrovy. even the NSF delegates were not spared in torturing where four NSF delegates were tortured and put behind bars. he also said that the NSF leader R.Papino is the first one to file a petition in the court. after the meeting, the students delegate visited the attacked camp site, the concentration camp and departed from the historic village late 19th November evening. Speaking to The hornbill express, the Chairman of Oinam hill Village authority expressed sincere gratitude to the NSF team for their assurance to construct NSF Memorial assembly hall as a gift to the war torn people of Oinam. NSF team also assured to take up sincere action on the Oinam hill authority’s request to mark 9th July every year as a National holiday (a Red Letter Day) in all the Naga inhabited areas with prayer and service in the church. The meeting was attended by 70 delegates and 12 federating units.
PUBLIC VehICLeS are likely to stay off the roads from Monday onwards in Manipur in protest against the new system of rationing fuel introduced by the state government yesterday. Manipur has been experiencing hardship due to fuel scarcity triggered by the over hundred day’s economic blockade along the national highways leading to Manipur. Transporters on Sunday demanded the state government to
Kezevituo Keditsu MPhF & Rtn. Impalong Longkumer PhF shall pronounced invocation & vote of thanks respectively. The Rotary Club of Kohima was chartered on the 22nd November, 2003 at hotel Japfü, Kohima by the then District-3240 governor Rtn. Manas Chaudhuri & it was graced by his excellency governor of Nagaland & the hon’ble Chief Minister of Nagaland. The President RC Kohima Rtn Kezhokhoto Savi has earnestly requested all the Rotarian to attend the 8th anniversary Chartered Nite of RC
Kohima along with their spouses and children and the Rotaract Club Kohima is taking care of the entire event and entertainment. The President RC Kohima Rtn.Savi has also sincerely invited all the media friends including Nagaland Post, The Morung express, Capi, eastern Mirror, Nagaland Page, DDK, aIR Kohima, etc to come and join the Dinner Party with special music to be performed by the rotaractors of Rotaract Club Kohima which would be a big encouragement to the Rotarians towards their motto: “service above self”.
galand Minister, Kuzholuzo Nienu and others to new Lainwang near Khonsa on November 15 to lay the foundation stone of a school building. “It is a matter of concern for the people of the state as such visit has to be done according to the laid down protocol,” the party in a communiqué said adding, Changlang, Tirap and newly created Longding are sensitive districts of arunachal Pradesh. The Party said that the statement of the Naga Minister was an act of undermining and interference in the internal matter of the state government. The Minister during his visit had asked arunachal to take care of the needs of the Tutsa community of Tirap and Changlang. accusing the state government of being “a mute spectator” to Centre’s proposal on supra-state body which the BJP claimed included the three important districts of Changlang, Tirap and Longding.
PHD condemns assassination attempt Dimapur, November 20 (mexN): The Poumai hoho Dimapur (PhD) has expressed shock and condemn over the abortive attempt on the life of D.D Thaisii, Minister for education and Youth affair and Sports government of Manipur between Maram and Koide Biisho on November 12, 2011. a press note issued by R.Thaizu Duo, general secretary, PhD said such act would derail the peace loving nature of the Naga and the reconciliation process under the Forum for Naga Reconciliation. The PhD appeals to all factions and individual responsible to refrain from such act in future as it is the prayer of all the Nagas in this present generation.
DMA SSA Dimapur conducts IED KCK grateful for introduction of new orientation prog for parents of CWSN Vivek Express train Dimapur, November 20 (mexN): The office bearers of the Kerala Club Kohima (KCK) had called on his excellency the Vice President of India during his visit to Nagaland in September 2010 and submitted a memorandum on the 23 years of pending request of the people of North eastern States, and a positive response was received from his office. The President of Kerala Club Kohima in a press note stated that the long-standing prayer of the Club along with other organizations has been fulfilled with introduction of the new Vivek express train between Dibrugarh and Kanyakumari has become the longest passenger rail service in the country and launching of Kolkata-Dimapur-Kolkata Jet Konnect flight service.
The Club in the note also stated that it appreciate the efforts of his excellency the governor, Chief Minister of Nagaland, former governors, former and present Union Railway Ministers, MPs from Nagaland, all MPs of 14th Lok Sabha from Kerala, particularly C.S. Sujatha, ex-MP and Members of the estimate Committee of the Kerala Legislative assembly. KCK extends heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the efforts of the Railway and aviation Ministries for introduction of new rail and flight services. The Club also extend its gratitude to all those who worked behind for introducing the new train which fulfil the aspirations of the commuters of Nagaland, Manipur, Upper assam and the people of Southern States.
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message in the other villages to emulate Yachem Village Council. “When there is unity in the village administration, there will be no loopholes in mis-management of funds, and development will reach the
ClarifiCation This is to clarify that the photo caption of the news item “CPO General Session held at Chizami village” carried in page 3 of Sunday Edition should be read as “Minister for Health and Family Welfare Khuzoluzo Nienu” and not as published. The error is deeply regretted.
Chiechama village council annual meet
Kohima, November 20 (mexN): The annual meeting of the Chiechama Village Council will be held on November 26 at 10:00 am at Chiechama Village Council hall. In this connection, all the Village Council office bearers, VCMs, gBs, VDB members, and the office bearers of all subordinate bodies under the Village Council have been requested to make convenient to attend the said meeting without fail.
ANSPTA informs Dimapur, November 20(mexN): The Inclusive education (IeD) DMa, SSa Dimapur conducted orientation programme for parents of children with special needs (CWSN) in its five eBRCs Kushiabill, Urban, Niuland, Doyapur and Medziphema in Dimapur District. Parents of children with special needs such as cerebal palsy, locomotor, mental retardation, multiple disability, learning disability, low vision, visually impaired and hearing impaired were given parental counseling. In a press note received from Kitoli Naje, District Project Coordinator, DMa, SSa, Dimapur it was stated that the attendance, response and participation of parents were remarkable. It was also mentioned that all the parents were concerned about their desire
to form parents’ association and also to avail disability certificate for their children. The need to educate all categories or levels of disabled children, different activities and facilities available for CWSN in IeD SSa Dimapur (education Department) and the rights of CWSN in schools, society/public places and at home were the main points discussed. The team was led by Imsuinla, District IeD Coordinator, eBRC personals, NgOs from Prodigals’ home Dimapur Urban, People in need Foundation Doyapur, DaN Medziphema and Kushiabill guardian angles actively participated in the programme. It was further mentioned that IeD DMa SSa will be celebrating ‘World Disability Day’ on 3rd December in collaboration with four CBR NgOs OF Dimapur District.
Yakang inaugurated at Yachem Village
Dimapur, November 20, (mexN): Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Development and RePa, S Pangnyu Phom, inaugurated the newly renovated Yakang Pang (Morung) of Yachem Village on November 18, 2011 and credited the village as having one of the strongest village Council in terms of administration. Lauding the Yachem village council for the strong village administration, the Parliamentary Secretary said that till date, there has been no complain of VDB fund misuse, council complain nor law and order related problems in the office of the Deputy Commissioner Longleng. “If the village administration is strong, there will be no law and order problem and peace will prevail,” he re-iterated. In a press release issued by Lolano P.Khuvung , DIPR , it was stated that Phom said, “there are 1128 VDB villages recognized by the government if all the recognized villages have strong village administration there will be peace in Nagaland. If only one village is strong, Nagas will not move forward”, he opined. Terming strong village council as the backbone for implementing various developmental schemes in the rural areas, Pangyu called upon the department officers to carry forward the
litres of diesel respectively. Likewise, four-wheeler private vehicles would be given 10 litres of diesel or petrol for every three days. Three-wheelers would be given 8 litres of petrol or diesel while it would be five litres for two wheelers for every three days. Meanwhile, almost all the activities have already been affected by prolonging economic blockade first called by the Sadar hills District Demand Committee (ShDDC) started from august 1 and the counter protest by the United Naga Council (UNC) from august 21.
Arunachal parties oppose proposed supra state status itaNagar, November 20 (pti): The BJP and Peoples’ Party of arunachal (PPa) today reacted strongly to the Centre's proposal for awarding ‘Supra state’ status to Nagaland keeping in view the ongoing peace talks with the NSCN. according to reports, the Centre is planning to extend the status to the Nagas. The move has created a ripple of discord among other states in the North-east. The PPa in a release urged the state government to call an all party meeting to discuss the matter. It further questioned why arunachal was yet to react to the issue and added that the government should make its stand known to the people. The BJP too expressed its concern at the silence being maintained by the state government over the proposal and demanded a white paper from Chief Minister Nabam Tuki. The party also reacted over the visit of senior Na-
8th Anniversary Chartered Nite of rotary Club Kohima Dimapur, November 20 (mexN): In marking the 8th anniversary Chartered Nite of Rotary Club of Kohima a Dinner Party with special music is hosted at The heritage, Old D.C Bungalow, Kohima on 22nd November, 2011 at 6.00 pm. The President of R.C Kohima Rtn. Kezhokhoto Savi shall be the leader of the Celebration Programme. Rtn. akokla Pongen Lucy President RC Dimapur will bring greetings and Rtn. Neisatuo Mero President-elect RC Kohima will present the significance of the club chartered. Rtn.
review its decision of introducing new rationing system of fuel. It can be noted that owing the acute shortage of fuel the state government has introduced the new rationing system. according to this new rationing system of fuel, all types of vehicle are allowed to buy a limited quantity of fuel once only in three days. The maximum quantity of diesel which a passenger bus can buy is 40 litres for every three days, 25 litres for local trucks, Tata Sumo and Tata Magic on passenger service would be given 15 litres and 20
desired objective,” he maintained. giving due credit to the villagers, Phom said, “Whoever I am today, it is because of my villagers blessings and if we want to serve our people, we need to be humble.”
Further saying that he was a humble citizen who obeys the Council administration in the village, Pangyu called upon the officers, intellectuals and public leaders to maintain strong bonds with the village they represent and also encouraged them to be united with the village councils. Phom thanked the RD department officers headed by the Commissioner & Secretary RD, Dirrector RD, invitees from different villages, politicians, NgOs. Public leaders headed by president Phom council and well wishers for visiting his village and expressed that it was the happiest day of his life. RD Commissioner & Secretary, V.Sakhrie on his maiden visit to Yachem village expressed that the village was beautiful and impressive in many ways and congratulated the citizens of the village for demonstrating unity and understanding among them. he also felt that the important history of Yachem village needs to be preserved. “We have to keep the documentation and leave it to posterity,”he observed. Short speeches were also delivered by MLa, chairman NIDC & NLh Nuklotoshi, chairman MaRCOFeD C.L.John, MLa Toshipokba, DC Longeng, Director RD and Director SIRD Kohima.
Kohima, November 20 (mexN): all the members of the all Nagaland Pre- Service Teacher’s association have been informed to collect their ID card from their respective unit president before November 30 failing which the association shall take its own course of action against those members failing to comply with the said order. For more details, contact the respective unit president. Phek- 8974798460, Wokha- 9856646676, Dimapur- 8014168467, Peren- 8575758787, Mokokchung- 8974815192, Kohima- 9856535958.
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Maruti plans more models with CNG options
....“The five models with CNG option launched by Maruti Suzuki have been received well by customers in areas where the fuel is available. We plan to launch more vehicles with the CNG option”....
SX4. “The five models with CNG option launched by Maruti Suzuki have been received well by customers in areas where the fuel is available. We plan to launch more vehicles with the CNG option,” Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Chairman R C Bhargava said in its Sustainability Report for 2010-11. He, however, did not mention further details such which are the models and when the company is likely to roll out the eco-friendly variants. Bhargava said the auto industry requires backing from the government to make vehicles with eco-friendly alternate fuel options a success. “Government support is required to make CNG available across the country. Adequate CNG needs to be allocated for automo-
New Delhi, November 20 (PTi): Maruti Suzuki India is planning to add more models with environment-friendly CNG option to its existing fleet of five such cars. The company currently offers five models in CNG options - compact cars Alto, WagonR and Estilo, multi-purpose van Eeco, and sedan
tive use,” he added. Besides, MSI is also working on to offer hybrid and electric vehicles to Indian customers at an affordable rate. “Maruti Suzuki engineers are working towards finding cost effective solutions in hybrid electric vehicle and electric vehicle development for Indian customers’ needs,” the report pointed out. MSI Managing Director and CEO Shinzo Nakanishi said the company experimented with hybrid and electrical vehicle technologies, and successfully built hybrid SX4 and electric Eeco. The hybrid SX4 cars were used during the Commonwealth Games held in Delhi. The Hybrid SX4 offers 25 per cent more fuel efficiency compared to conventional petrol
PTI when asked what they had told the DGCA. “We will restore all these flights gradually over the next three to four months, starting December,” he said, adding that by the next summer, the airline would have an operating schedule like in the past. The airline has suffered a loss of Rs 1,027 crore in 2010-11 and has a mounting debt of Rs 7057.08 crore. DGCA had asked the Kingfisher top brass to explain the reasons behind continued flight cancellations and their plans to restore the normal schedule. Asked about the reasons for the planned flight cancellations, Aggarwal said while aircraft reconfiguration pro-
cess was currently on, some aircraft also were awaiting supply of engines from foreign manufacturers. Besides, the airline was also in the process of rationalising its routes with its promoter Vijay Mallya stating that Kingfisher should not fly on nonprofitable routes. Kingfisher had recently announced its exit from low-cost operations and was converting those of its planes having an all-economy configuration into two-class ones by adding business class seats on them. DGCA officials were not available comments on the meeting with Aggarwal but sources said the passengers’ complaints regarding cancelled services were
‘Home-comers from NNC (Non Accordist) join NSCN/GPRN’
New Delhi, November 20 (iANS): Aiming to make emergency travel easy for the passengers and check touts at ticket booking counters, Indian Railways will reduce the advance reservation period for Tatkal tickets from 48 hours to 24 hours and will not pay refunds on confirmed tickets from Monday. According to a release from the railways, among the other steps being taken by the national transporter to control touts include not issuing duplicate Tatkal tickets, giving Tatkal ticket only to people carrying identity proof, and restricting the booking of tickets between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. The new system will allow booking of only 4 passengers on a Tatkal ticket. Tatkal tickets will only be issued on production of one of the eight prescribed proofs of identity, said officials, adding that it will ultimately be linked with Aadhaar, the unique identification number being provided to the citizens by the government. “Tatkal is a facility for emergency travel...It is meant for unplanned travel. But we have reports touts are misusing it by blocking berths,” Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi had told reporters recently.
Kingfisher Airlines to restore its normal flight schedule in 3-4 months
New Delhi, November 20 (PTi): Cashstrapped Kingfisher Airlines, which has drastically reduced its services for the past one week, today said it would normalize the entire flight schedule in the next three to four months. Top Kingfisher officials, including CEO Sanjay Aggarwal, today met Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) E K Bharat Bhushan to brief the regulator about the flight curtailment plans of the major domestic carrier. “Our cancellations range between 50-55 flights a day. There will be no more flight cancellations barring whatever we have already announced,” Aggarwal told
vehicles, he added. With the company’s overall focus on reducing its carbon footprint, Nakanishi said MSI has been able to cut carbon emissions at its two plants at uring the last one week 51 (fifty one) Home-comers from NNC ( Non AccordGurgaon and Manesar via various ist ) had joined NSCN. Speaking at the formal reception programme at Hebron initiatives that the firm undertook (CHQ) they expressed their commitment to serve the Naga Nation under the during last fiscal. The reduction of CO2 per ve- leadership of Mr.Isak and Mr.Muivah and to strengthen the ongoing peace process for hicle and savings of electricity and the final solution to the protracted Indo-Naga conflict. Further, the Home-comers urge water consumption at the Gur- all other political groups to join hands in support of the peace process. gaon plant has been 15 per cent, sl/ Post held in the pre16 per cent and 5 per cent respecregion Name Address No. vious group tively, while the same at the Manesar plant was 13 per cent, 1 per cent 1 Mr. Ghosuho Tucu Kilonser Satakha vill. Sumi and 16 per cent respectively, he Mr.K.Yehakhe 2 Kilonser Hovu kuh vill. -doadded. Talking about social sector Achumi initiatives, the company said its 3 Mr.Itokhu Awomi Deputy Kilonser Niuland town -doexpenditure increased to Rs 15.2 crore in 2010-11 from Rs 11.3 crore 4 Mr.Eska K.Chishi Deputy Kilonser Akuluto town -doin 2009-10.
Railways to launch revamped Tatkal scheme
An Egyptian trader reads a copy of the Al-Masry Al-Youm local newspaper fronted by pictures of clashes between protesters and security forces, at the Egyptian stock exchange in Cairo on November 20. Egypt’s benchmark stock index tumbled more than 2 percent on Sunday as clashes between protesters and security forces entered their second day and rattled investor confidence in the country’s already stumbling economy. Arabic title reads “ last warning”. (AP Photo)
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a cause of major concern as the peak winter season air traffic is about to begin. Other airlines are wary of accommodating passengers of cancelled Kingfisher flights due to fears of non-payment by the cashstrapped carrier, the sources said. Meanwhile, Kingfisher continued efforts to raise funds with Mallya, Aggarwal and UB Group CFO Ravi Nedungadi yesterday meeting top officials of SBI in Mumbai. SBI leads the 13-bank consortium funding the beleaguered airline. After releasing the second quarter results, Mallya had said the airline has sought help from banks to raise short- term funds
to the tune of Rs 700-800 crore as working capital and interest concessions. Concerned over the spate of cancellations, DGCA had recently issued notices to Kingfisher and later to SpiceJet and IndiGo for non-utilisation of slots alloted to them and not flying as per their approved winter schedule. The DGCA chief had earlier warned that unused slots could be transferred to other airlines. Airlines are allotted slots as per their flight schedules approved by DGCA. They have to inform the regulator in advance if they plan not to use these slots in accordance with the laid down rules.
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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
The Morung Express is introducing “Public Space” as part of our intention to provide deliberate space for the opinions of the people to be expressed and heard through this newspaper. Nonetheless, The Morung Express points out that the opinions expressed in the contents published in the “Public Space” do not reflect the views and position of the newspaper or the editor.
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The Morung Express MonDAy 21 novEMbER 2011 vol. vI IssuE 319
Dangerous Mindset, Language
word said here and there without proper thought or a contentious statement made in public has the potential to create misgivings in the minds of people especially if it has to do with something as important as unity and peaceful coexistence. This column is not authorised to pass judgement on the utterances of our public leaders. Nevertheless, it is our obligation to point out the concerns that many people will be having when harmful thoughts are propagated and that too in an open public forum where there is wide media coverage. We need to be cautious of what we say in public. All of us are aware about the ill effects of ism in our Naga society. When Nagas are working to bring about unity and integration of our people, it becomes somewhat contradictory for responsible leaders to speak about amalgamation of any particular tribal groups. Much more important is for us to come together as one people irrespective of tribal affiliations and protect the common interest of the Naga people and not just your tribe/s, group/s or region/s. For instance, one can well avoid mixing the special recruitment drive, which was purely a government policy initiative, and the protest thereof with any brand of ism, whether it is of a single tribe, grouping etc. Because one of the tribal students body had protested against the SRD along with other (forward) Naga tribal students, one public leader had expressed concern on the ‘disunity among a common group of people’. Such kind of mentality and attitude is going to create more isms in our Naga society. Further we must be consciously aware that government programmes or policy cannot be based on tribal lines. We can learn something from Indian history where it was the communal ideology which finally led to the partition of India and Pakistan along religious lines. The ideology that people belonging to a particular tribal lineage or region have separate social, economic and political interest which is incompatible and even hostile to those of others is very dangerous and Nagas must not subscribe to such dogma. It is a matter of concern that narrow identity politics and fundamentalist beliefs are becoming more pronounced even though we all talk of peace, reconciliation and unity. It is not surprising to come across the reiteration of the old dogmatic belief of ‘we’ and ‘us’. Given that relationship is central to peaceful co-existence, what or who we are i.e. our identity should not in anyway impede one’s affiliation to a common cause of unity and progress. At the same time we need a strong Naga civil society to absorb the ill effects of tribalism, which if not contained will remain detrimental for our peaceful co-existence. We need to create a big enough space where Nagas irrespective of our tribe, grouping or regional affiliation can cooperate and work for the general common good. And that is the reason why it is vital for us to nurture and strengthen some of our pan-Naga organizations like the Naga Hoho, Naga Students Federation, Naga Mothers Association etc.
S O U N D BITE “The fact of the matter is, there is a schism between the rich and the poor, and it's getting wider.”
:GENE WILLIAMS, a bond trader, who joked that he was one of the "1 percent" but empathized with antiWall Street protesters.
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Nudging pension reforms
he Union Cabinet's decision to give statutory status to the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), though belated, is welcome. In 2003, the NDA government set up the PFRDA through an executive order. That it has taken eight years for the government to take that step does not in any way diminish the importance of the reform itself. For instance, the measure will enable millions of people, who are now without a worthwhile security net in the form of retirement savings options, to get the benefit of an organised, regulated pension. The PFRDA bill is expected to come before Parliament in the winter session starting next week. But then, political opposition to the bill remains. Specifically, the government has drawn flak for rejecting two of the recommendations made by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance. While the government gave its nod for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the pension sector to an extent of 26 per cent, the bill makes no mention of the sectoral cap although the standing committee recommended it. Instead, the government has chosen to notify the cap under the rules to be framed under the proposed legislation. This is evidently because the government wants to have some flexibility in the matter of raising the cap to 49 per cent, if and when it decides to do so. After all, changing the rules is much easier than amending the Act for the simple reason that the latter requires Parliament's approval. Obviously, the government's experience with the insurance sector — where there has been no political consensus on changing the cap on FDI that has been built into the relevant statute — has weighed with it in going for this hassle-free non-legislative route. The government is on an even stronger ground in not accepting the recommendation for a guaranteed minimum return to pension fund subscribers. The standing committee had wanted pension fund managers to be appointed on the basis of their commitment to generate minimum returns. No prudent investment policy would insist on guaranteed returns from stock market investments. Indeed, mutual fund subscribers are warned that investments in stock market instruments are subject to market risk. For pension fund subscribers, the time horizon is even longer and the authorities will have to go the extra mile to educate them. Subscribers must be made familiar with the risks and rewards that go with their chosen pension plan, whether the investment is in debt or equity, or in a combination of the two. Once the IPRDA bill becomes law, the New Pension Scheme, which has not made a mark so far, will get a big boost. The opening up of the pension sector will make available large, long-dated funds for infrastructure.
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Kashmir: from national to human security
It is about time that saner heads in the Indian national security establishment mull over the implications of the continuation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Kashmir, says Wajahat Qazi
he deepening controversy and the row over the removal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in some areas of Kashmir has now become a metaphor for the Kashmiri condition: continued resistance by the powers that be in the power structure of India to sane and sober proposals. The nature of these proposals, especially the removal of the AFSPA can, in the final analysis not only lead to the legitimization of the Indian state in the eyes of the denizens of Kashmir but also crystallize and consolidate the general peace in Kashmir. The levels of violence in Kashmir have over the years ebbed on account of either the forces of attrition or the ebbing of the forces that provided the context and conditions for insurgency-external and internal. It, therefore, stretches credulity to believe that a law as draconian as the AFSPA needs to be the policy premise that un-
dergirds security in Kashmir and that its continuation be deemed as a national security prerogative. Instead of the ostensible reasons trotted out by ‘experts’ in the Indian national security establishment, the real reasons for the continuation of the Act, it would appear, are a set of intertwined reasons - a degree of squeamishness, jitteriness, lack of confidence and vested interest that has over the years become institutionalized. The low levels of violence - an odd grenade attack here and there or the killing of an informant or very rare attacks on security forces by remnants of or rumps of militants can be countenanced by the state without the Act in place. And if last year’s general violence is taken as a yardstick for either the revocation or continuation of the Act, then the defense of the continuation of the Act becomes infantile and puerile. The nature of that violence does not, if one may take recourse to terms employed in standard containment theory and twist them, require a massive response by the state but a flexible one. That is, policy premise wherein a host of interconnected measures by the state are undertaken to both ameliorate and address the roots and causes of the rage that moved and made Kashmiri’s take to the streets. The causes of that rage and anger are manifold. The primary one however is the obduracy and the obstruc-
tionism of the Indian state towards the legitimate aspirations of an expansive life, vigorous and expansive nationalism that is not at odds with the broader nationalism and the desire for a good life for the citizens of Kashmir. Add to this the ‘hard glove’ worn by the Indian state to squelch insurgency in Kashmir over the past couple of decades or more, the psychic condition of the ‘average’ Kashmiri does not really make the Indian state endearing to him or her. Helplessness and denial (real or perceived) of rights-economic, social and cultural - accruing from the obstructionism of the Indian state is a potent brew that makes the mind of the Kashmiri susceptible to take to the street and take recourse to violence as a means of protest. Ameliorating this condition, even from a lay perspective, does not need the ‘hard glove’ of the state and draconian acts like the AFSPA but, to repeat, a salubrious and salutary policy mix that addresses the real concerns and aspirations of the common Kashmiri. The continuation of the AFSPA validates to the common Kashmiri the ‘perfidiousness’ of the Indian state and the corollary accruing from this that the Indian state still treats Kashmiri’s with suspicion and that it (the Indian state) is Janus faced and hypocritical certainly not a recipe for winning the hearts and minds of Kashmiris. Revocation of the AFSPA, at least in the ar-
eas designated by the young chief minister, Omar Abdullah, could be the first tentative step to build confidence between the Indian state and Kashmiris. It, along with other non-coercive measures, could possibly remove the structural problem that bedevils relations between the Indian state and Kashmiris: the trust deficit. Once this deficit is bridged and resolved, other steps could follow and peace be consolidated and crystallized in Kashmir. This could be done by changing the discourse on Kashmir from a focus on national to one on human security. This would entail a comprehensive policy revamp from a narrow definition of security to a more expansive one placing the individual Kashmiri – his/her comprehensive welfare - at the heart of the new policy framework. This policy framework may also empower the common Kashmiri and enable him/her to lead an expansive life in accord with the premise of the ‘good life’. Latching onto the hackneyed and more or less rhetorical commitment to ‘national security’, and then letting the AFSPA continue in the form and shape as it is now would, on the contrary, be counterproductive. It is about time that saner heads in the Indian national security establishment mull over the implications of the continuation of the act and the prescriptions of this article and listen to Omar Abdullah.
Letters to the editor People’s expectation of our teachers in govt colleges •-The commission of deliberate irregularities in duty performances by quite a good number of so-called Professors in government colleges in Nagaland is nothing new and hence calls for appropriate role of the Employer without delay. The Phek Town Chakhesang Student’s Union is to be lauded/praised for trying to start and bring about a reformation in their locality. It appears that they had done their homeworks well before going to the Press. Irregularities of a few teachers in government colleges also hurt the sentiment and morale of rest of the teachers. It is learn that even a newly recruited teacher in a govt college gets between Rs.30-40 thousand every month (which comes to the average salary of a private college teacher for four to five months).
Of late, it is also seen that all the teachers in govt colleges in Nagaland have been designated as Professors (that is the highest rank/title given to a teacher). Hence, the people expect that they should live up to the expectation of their designation and profession. Keviyalie, Lerie Colony, Kohima
Excel united Club on Kohima berth for nPl •-We the Excel United Club Kohima, are also surprised and shocked to know that Kohima District Football Association (KDFA) had allotted a slot to a new club for a merit berth for NPL from Kohima , while ignoring other Clubs/Teams like New Market Football Team (NMFT), Naga Boys Club, Penguin Club, Excel United Club Kohima, all this Clubs/ Teams are former winners in major tournaments like
Classic Cup, N.S.F Martyrs Trophy, Peace Soccer Trophy and Royal Gold Club Kohima. We are not against or favouring any particular Club/Team, but as a player and lover of the game soccer we want to know as to how the merit slot has been allotted: Through this column, we the Excel United Club would like to know from the concern authority of Kohima, as to how the allotment for the said slot was made without conducting League matches/Championship despite been a capital of Nagaland, its painful to compare ourselves with our neighbouring district like Dimapur, Mokokchung who had been conducting league Championship. We are all learning and still need to learn, but it has to be based on transparency and Justice, for our better tomorrow. (Issued by the Excel United Club, Kohima, Nagaland)
We belong to the ‘Do Generation’
fter seeing the inception of NPL, I had a soul searching within myself about what i am actually contributing to the people of Nagaland. Finding out about what the 442 Management is trying to achieve through the NPL is massive and whether they succeed or don’t , it inspires youth like us to generally just stop barking now and do something. I have read blogs hammering the point about why the youth should stand up and do something about the system whatever field it may be and reading the story of people behind 442 management. It sends a positive outlook to all youth in the state to do something for the people.
Looking at certain comment in your column, I studied it from a 360 degree perspective and maybe the person who wrote to you is either a hardcore new market fc fan or a football lover but his perspective on the so called controversy is very old school. First point is why didn’t Dolphin Club start the State league way back then, or like how he pointed out what were the so called football enthusiast doing for the last 40 or 50 years. Atleast give credit that someone stepped up and these someone are young people like me taking a step because the others could not. They were fed up of how things were running so they
asked for it and it was not handed to them. Looking from my perspective, I believe the people behind 442 are also hardcore football enthusiast otherwise they wouldn’t be embarking on this journey breaking their own bank account without any financial assistance. That is something remarkable and I believe even if they don’t have football credentials to show, I take this step as the biggest credential a football enthusiast would do. Last perspective is that I believe you require not only football credentials but management credentials too to run the league. Look at all the proper
structured leagues around you and everything or most of it is privately managed. I- League has private managers for management, EPL has league managers, Serie A, La Liga etc. The responsible associations are just the authority and appointed technical teams to take care of the technical matters. I am a football enthusiast and I don’t think ill have to question them but I want to question what all the others were doing for the last 40 years. We belong to the "Do Generation". Temjen Ozukum Alempang Ward Mokokchung Town Nagaland - 798601
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7 PERSPECTIVE rti social auditing and public hearing
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21 NOvEMBER 2011
NEWS ANALYSIS, FEATURE AND DISCOURSE
outhNet in partnership with Zunheboto Range Students’ Union (ZRSU) held a RTI social auditing and public hearing on the 15th and 16th of November 2011 at Town Hall Zunheboto. Six departments were identified by the public during RTI programme in May in Zunhebto namely; PWD (R&B), PHED, Social Welfare, School Education, Medical and Planning. On 15 November, the joint team of YouthNet and ZRSU visited all the departments to cross check information received through RTI and actual office records of the departments. The department officials were then invited for the public hearing at Town Hall where they answered the doubts and queries of the public. PWD (R&B), Social Welfare and Planning were found to be least performing departments in terms of proper use of funds allocated to them. Dept of Planning and Coordination One of the most unproductive departments was the District Planning Office Zunheboto. Under the Chief Minister’s Corpus Fund for the year 2009-10, a sum of Rs 21, 50, 000 was distributed to 31 beneficiaries in Zunheboto district. The beneficiaries, in their project had shown various kinds of undertakings such as piggery farm, cutting and tailoring unit, weaving and knitting, handicrafts, motor workshop, carpentry, fruit juicing unit, computer training centre, students’ hostel with coaching facility etc. Surprisingly, the Planning office disclosed that none of the 31 beneficiaries had started their enterprise. The department officials admitted that most of the beneficiaries were of political recommendations and voiced their helplessness. Thus, the amount sanctioned which could have put to productive use by identifying genuine beneficiaries has gone wasted. It has been noted that the District Planning Office Zunheboto was found locked at 1 pm on November 15 when the joint team went to cross check RTI information with the office records. Dept of Social Welfare Under the Old Age Pension Scheme, bogus beneficiaries were unearthed. A total amount of Rs 83, 68, 000 was allocated for the year 200809 for Zunheboto district. During the year 2009-10, an amount of Rs 92, 56, 000 was received and the same already paid to the beneficiaries. A total of 1624 beneficiaries under Zunheboto town area were benefited. However, on random visit to 2 colonies out of 13 colonies, to cross check the veracity, GB of North Point Colony Zunheboto, Tokugha revealed about irregularities he found when he went for verification after the beneficiaries had drawn the money. He found that out of the 54 beneficiaries from his colony only 24 were genuine beneficiaries; 8 beneficiaries had expired and the rest 22 beneficiaries were either bogus or unknown. In another instance GB of Khuwoboto, Nitovi said he drew the fund on behalf of beneficiaries but expressed
RTI Social Auditing unearths discrepancy in Road Repair and Old Age scheme and CMCF in Zunheboto
RTI Social Auditing in progress at Town Hall Zunheboto on November 15 (Morung Photos)
surprise to see that the amount of a beneficiary by the name Kikhevi was shown as drawn in his name and signature. Nitovi said the particular amount was drawn by the District Welfare Officer Zunheboto. He also brought a witness to substantiate his stand. Dept of Health and Family Welfare When the joint team went for inspection at the Hezukhu Memorial District Hospital Zunheboto, many of the Doctors, Nurses and other staff were present. The Hospital was also seen clean. However, an ignorable number of patients were seen at the hospital leading to doubt of the service that the centre was providing. The Medical Superindent (MS) Dr. Ahokhe who represented the Hospital during the social auditing, attributed the low number of patients to the season where less patients usually come. Dr. Ahokhe claimed that except one doctor who is unwell, all other doctors were regular in their work. This claim was refuted by an audience, who identified himself as Advocate Katovi. The Advocate said hardly three or four doctors were regular in their work and the rest were either in Kohima, Dimapur or other places. “If many of the doctors and nurses were present during inspection, it is because they know that inspection was to be made,” Katovi asserted. He also said emergency doctors were hardly available.
Given the fact that no gynaecologist was available and the limited facility that was available, the audience failed to comprehend when the Hospital representative claimed that 30-40 baby deliveries take place in a month. Dr. Ahokhe said 19 deliveries took place in December 2009 which was the least number of deliveries in a month. Katovi said it was the nurses who actually look after the deliveries with assistance from the MS who is not a gynae specialist. During social auditing, many young mothers stated that it was too risky to take a long ride to the hospital when they are not were not even sure whether the doctors will be available. For the year 2009-10 and 2010-11, the hospital received a fund for Rs 5 Lakh and the amount is yet to be fully utilised. Under the Janani Suraksha Yojna (JSY), Rs 10, 51, 300 was received out of which Rs 3, 53100 was disbursed from June 2009-March 2010. From April 2010-March 2011, an amount of Rs 5, 20, 900 was disbursed. In this case too, the amount is yet to be fully utilized. But there was backlog in JSY. It was found out that the ambulance was non functional and replaced by a Gypsy, the working of the X-ray which was supplied this year was unsatisfactory, and the generator could not carry the load. The Hospital has a total strength of 93 staff including 11 doctors. What was surprising was that the Hospital
was upgraded from 50 bedded to 75 bedded in November 2009 but due lack of infrastructure only 50 beds are functional. The MS said that the up-gradation took place only in name and called for active public involvement. Dr. Ahokhe also said there was no residence for the CMO and MS. However, this point was jabbed by a representative of Sumi Kiphimi Kuqkhalu, who said that the government was meeting their expenses of house rent, electricity bill etc and so it should not be an excuse for the medical staff to be negligent in their duties. Doctors during social auditing also stated that no Ministers or MLAs also neglect the hospital and have never visited to inquire about the welfare of the hospital except to visit their ailing supporters sometime. Dept of PHED As per office record, the PHED under Zunheboto district has 114 regular employees and 189 workcharge employees. The department is catering to 670 water consumers in Zunheboto town from three main water sources: Melahu, Kelto and Ngozubo by Gravity. It has 24 control boards. The theoretical requirement of drinking water on daily basis is 135 Litre per Capita per Day and the PHED water reservoir has a capacity to store 4 Lakh litres. The department can supply water to the registered households only 4 times (maximum) in a month during plen-
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ty season and 2 times (maximum) during lean season. The water scarcity is high and the reasons for the scarcity are deforestation mostly due to jhuming and logging, small catchment area, natural and man-made disasters. There are few cases where the landowners disconnect the pipes. The department appealed the public to avoid cutting down of trees as much as possible especially wild banana plants. It was learnt that the department’s 2009 proposal for tapping water from Achikuchu area where Tizu river flows, was rejected by the government saying that the present water sources were enough to meet the needs of the registered consumers. However, the fact that the consumers are getting only 4 times of water supply in a month is itself a proof that the water scarcity is very high and tapping from new sources is a must. The department said that its proposal in 2008 to redesign the water distribution system was also turned down by the government. Some of the hurdles that the department faces include fund constraints for operation and maintenance, shortage of manpower etc. Dept of School Education Although there was no government order to collect admission fees, it was found that GHS Project was collecting an admission fee of Rs 700. Pre-Matric Scholarship was not im-
plemented for the year 2009-10 due to shortage of funds. For the year 201011, the state government allocated Rs 17 Lakh as 25% of the State share and the central government sanctioned Rs 50.99 Lakh for the same year but the state share is under Civil Deposit and the amount is yet to be released by the Finance Department. Under RMSA, 3 schools were upgraded during 200910 and 5 schools upgraded during 2010-11. Under RMSA, Rs 25 lakhs was sanctioned for the strengthening of school program, but it was stated that the State Mission has recalled the said amount. Dept of PWD (R&B) One of the worst performing departments was the PWD (R&B) although the main blame went to the contractors who carried out road construction and repair works. During the year 2008-09, Rs 135 Lakh was sanctioned to carry out 12 minor repair works. During 2009-10, Rs 190 Lakh was sanctioned for carrying out 8 minor works. For the year 2010-11, Rs.75 Lakh was sanctioned to carry out one major and 2 minor works. This makes the total amount sanctioned from 2008-11 for road works totalling to Rs 400 Lakh. All the road repair works were carried out by Techno Construction owned by Vinoka Yepthomi and Mega Construction owned by Inaka Yepthomi. Some of the repaired roads were inspected by the joint team of YouthNet and ZRSU. It was disappointing to see that all the repaired roads had totally worn off. The expected durability of the roads was very low. The roads could be described as one of the worst repair works carried out in Nagaland. The PWD (R&B) officials were of the view that the use of sub-standard materials and not following the specifications were killing the durability of the roads. EE PWD (R&B) Zunheboto, Er. Manenglepden said that the public should monitor the road construction and repair works by forming committees to overlook the works. SDO PWD (R&B) Zunheboto, Inato said haphazard and random repair works were behind the main causes of the shortterm life of the roads. During the social auditing, the gathering felt that the public must act strongly against such low quality works and take the contractors to remake the road at their own cost and take them to task even in the court of law. During the social auditing, charts were displayed outside the Town Hall showing the list of beneficiaries under CMCF and the location of road maintenance works carried out by the Techno Construction and Mega Construction. It was decided that the same information would be displayed in town in other forms for public viewing. Joshua Sheqi YouthNet Khuketo Sumi Zünheboto Range Students Union (ZRSU)
Has basic infrastructure been developed sufficiently well in nagaland? Some of those who voted YES had this to say: • Yes, we have seen hundred, hundred new govt building and thousand km new road under DAN govt. Congress govt rule our state 20 years but we have not seen any development not even 20 new govt building, not even 100 km new road. When Congress govt rule our state congress govt always blame others because of law and order there is no development in our state. Congress cannot fool Naga people. Naga people know who is working and who is always blaming others. Why our Naga leaders are so foolish? Why always blame others? Congress has ruled twenty years. But when Congress is rule, congress always blame it to law and order, underground, extortion, etc because of this there is no development. If this is true, is there no law and order, no underground, no extortion under DAN govt. If DAN govt blame and do the same. What Congress will do and reply. Naga leader must not be a fool. Leader must know how to fight and bring good development to our state. If China can do one thousand km railway and one thousand km four line road in a year, why India cant do in 8 years. • At the governmental level, yes • Yes, yes. Under DAN govt we know what is infrastructure? Hi Congress, you rule more than 15 years, can you tell us what is infrastructure? • Congress why so jealous of this infrastructure award. Congress is like a status with a big mouth. Congress never know how to work and eat, but know how to eat and blame others. How much infrastructure they have done to our state. Yes, DAN infrastructure is the best one. DAN know how to work and eat. Some of those who voted NO had this to say: • It does not mean that Nagaland is limited in resources, yet, basic infrastructure failed miserably to sustain. Here, neither democracy nor socialist or dictatorial ideas/rule wont initiate better economy. Therefore, until now, to produce is beyond our scope. • Road condition and the paper thin black topping. • Nonono......all pol. parties both opposition n ruling made many promises 4 development during campaign but those promises never come true. they always try to recover their election expenses n then start to save for next election during these recovery n save playing game their tenure come to end. This is the only development i see in
hope. The next generation will certainly enjoy what we Nagaland govt. I am Even imagine how it got the award have sow in this year. n with what Face they go n collected the award. • dan government is an entertaintment govt....what can be • Because we are ruled by self centered ministers • any foolish people who say yes can visit some important expected from them... place like public transportation(just for instance ISBT)or • No to begin with basic infrastructure we should have govt office or public halls u hardly see any developmen... atleast good road/better communications/cotiniew elecof-course not basic but high infrastructure developed tric supply/good educations institutions and good hosufficiently at the politician resident tels for the tourist visitor and some industries and all this • 101% Not really at all, still a thngs is still distance dream billion milestones away from for our people. achieving such as hong kong, • No, not by far... students shanghai, macau, Singapore, are going out of state to get Tokyo, like glimpsy fantastical quality education and so is fantasies. As known to everypatients for better medical one, only the goondas or chor care... everywhere you turn babus (cabinet ministers) have you see lack of basic amenibuild mega wonder structures ties, The State Government, like palaces, tall storey busiMunicipal Committees and ness complexes, rental apartAdministration are unable to ments, automobile showrooms, control their jurisdiction beand resorts all of this have takcause of unruly citizens as en away the development relaw and order system gone sources. awry with taxations, extor• Just come out of your room, tions, kidnapping... etc. go up to the terrace, close your • maintenance aspect of the ineyes and take a deep breathe frastructure need to be taken then open your eyes again into account while developYES NO OTHERS then you will see the marvelous ment works are carried out.. backwardness of the state. • the road condition says it all. thanks to our govt. for their fake promises. oh!!! by the • How can there be fruit when the seed is eaten up by the politicians, departments, engineers, contractors, tax colway election is approaching.... watch out. lectors and our so called ‘national workers’ fighting for • No never! It is not developed at all. Just look at our roads. our future nation. What? They are suppose to be checkThey become streams it rains. Look at our water supply! ing corruption man! I rather no live to see the Naga naThere may be pipes but no water! The list can be multition. plied fifty times and more. Nothing seems to be devel• Many basic infrastructures need to be developed suffioped except extortion- which is indeed very developed! ciently. But the infrastructure that need immediate and • We can see development only in Kohima. So xcept for planned action is the condition of the ROADS. Roads in Kohima, other districts nil.. Nagaland are a MESS!!.Road are the gateway to devel• too far from calling it developed. Go to another countries opment. Movement and transport becomes difficult due and see for yourself to bad roads. In this condition, how can a district or a re• NO.NO.ONLY palatial building of the Ministers and ofgion develop. Give the people good roads, and they will ficers were well established at the cost of common man. develop by themselves by their own ingenuity and hardLook RIO's KINGDOMS.IT SPEAKS MILLIONS. work. Without good roads, all our efforts on development • Our development funds were stock in Swiss bank for will be like flogging a dead horse. lucrative interest. Till then, we have to wait silently with
• No!!!! My car use 2 break dwn evrytime while goin 2 jorhat frm mkg cos of deep potholes n bd road conditions n hv 2 tk 8 2 guw atleast 1ce a month 4 repair. • No No good Governance. No development. No peace. No good roads. No proper water supply. No regular electricity. No proper drainage. Boycott future election. fed up of broken promises of Minister's and MLA's install Dictatorship. Some of those who voted OTHERS had this to say: • Basic infrastructure for providing quality education, accessible health care, efficient connectivity, adequate power and clean drinking water are still lacking in most parts of Nagaland. The development perimeter refuses to expand beyond Kma, Dmp & mkg!. • considering the fact that we were hunting heads a couple of decades back i would say that we have come a long way i.e infrastructure development but its not upto the par and what little we have it is not valued • Maintenance of those small infrastructure we have is a problem. For instance, we don't build a good drainage system so when it rains, our drainage overflows with all kinds of rubbish including pebbles, stones, broken glasses, plastic, iron and what have you and our vehicles running over these debris spoil the surface and within no time our roads are full of potholes. We must insist that all our roads have a good drainage system. Otherwise any number of hornbill festivals and the repairs that precede it will not help improve our roads. • We have no sufficient water in many towns in Nagaland during the dry season. Once I asked a lady in a hotel for water to wash my hands before eating. She told me: " Use a spoon we don't have sufficient water to drink so we cannot spare you water to wash hands." Now, in many Rest Houses in Nagaland, they have installed the western commode in the toilet when there is no sufficient water to flush it down. That is the logic of our planning and the way we are developing our infrastructure. We cannot approach the toilet because it is like the Western commode in the Indian railways!
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Monday 21 November 2011
The Morung Express
Winter session will generate heat for UPA
new Delhi, november 20 (ianS): The Lokpal bill, uncontrolled inflation, corruption... a slew of issues will play out in the month-long winter session of parliament beginning Tuesday and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government will be hard put to put up a strong defence of its omissions and commissions. Political circles are keenly awaiting developments on the Lokpal bill. Team Anna has threatened to launch another agitation if a “strong Lokpal bill” is not passed. Inflation is likely to lead to fireworks, with the opposition - both the Left and the right - closing ranks. An adjournment motion will be moved on the opening day, Communist Party of India’s Gurdas Dasgupta has said. Lok Sabha opposition leader Sushma Swaraj has said that her Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) wants a discussion on price rise and black money. The government will also face heat over corruption. A leader of the Janata Dal-United, which is part of the NDA, said on condition of anonymity that the opposition alliance has “collected a lot of material to expose the government on the 2G (spectrum) issue, especially the role
Key bills expected in parliament’s winter session
new Delhi, november 20 (ianS): Following is a list of important bills expected during the winter session of parliament from Nov 22 to Dec 21. Bills for consideration and passing: 1. Lokpal Bill, 2011 The bill aims to set up an anti-graft ombudsman to inquire into allegations of corruption against public functionaries. Anna Hazare, who has gone on fast twice this year for a strong Lokpal bill, has threatened to resume his protest if the bill is not passed in the winter session. 2. Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2010 The bill aims to lay down judicial standards and establish a mechanism for dealing with complaints of misbehaviour or incapacity of a judge of the Supreme Court or a high court. It also aims to make provisions for declaration of assets and liabilities by the judges. 3. Seeds Bill, 2004 The bill aims to provide for regulating the quality of seeds for sale, import and export and to facilitate production and supply of seeds of quality. The bill of Home Minister P. Chidambaram when he was finance minister”, as well as black money stashed away in foreign countries. “UPA-II has been on the defensive on issues of corruption
No compromise settlements in serious offences: Supreme Court
new Delhi, november 20 (pTi): Serious offences, like attempt to murder, cannot be settled through compromise deals and the accused must suffer conviction and imprisonment, the Supreme Court has held, rejecting the plea of two warring groups. A bench of justices B.S. Chauhan and T.S. Thakur while sustaining the conviction, however, reduced the punishment of the appellants — Rajan and Chetan to the period already undergone by them. The accused were awarded 3 years imprisonment under Section 307 IPC (attempt to murder) in a property dispute case with their uncle’s family in Madhya Pradesh’s Hoshangabad district on September 30, 1994. The convicts had appealed in the Madhya Pradesh High Court which dismissed their petition, upon which they moved the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court, however, rejected the plea by citing its earlier order in similar cases. “Our answer is in the negative... It cannot be allowed to be compounded even if there is any settlement between the complainant on the one hand and the accused on the other,” Justice Thakur said in the judgement.
Singapore honours Nehru as friend, visionary
faces opposition from the Left parties, the Samajwadi Party and the Telugu Desam Party besides farmers’ lobbies who allege it favours MNCs involved in the marketing of seeds. 4. Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill, 2011 The bill aims to establish a statutory Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) to promote old age income security by establishing, developing and regulating pension funds and to protect the interests of subscribers to schemes of pension funds. The union cabinet recently allowed 26 percent FDI in pension fund. 5. The Constitution (One Hundred and Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2010, as passed by Rajya Sabha The bill, seeking 33 percent reservation for women in parliament and state legislative bodies, was passed in the Rajya Sabha last year amid high drama that saw suspension of seven members who violently disrupted house proceedings. However, it was not passed by the Lok Sabha due to strong opposition from the
and inflation for more than a year. The winter session will test whether the alliance can recover ground and move forward,” Mridula Mukherjee, professor in New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU),
Yadav trio -- Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad (Yadav) and Janata Dal-United president Sharad Yadav, who seek reservation for Dalit, backward caste and minority community women within it. Bills for introduction: 1. National Food Security Bill, 2011 The big ticket legislation of UPA-II seeks to cover up to 75 percent of the rural population and 50 percent of urban households, proposing a right to seven kilograms of foodgrain per person, at Rs.3 per kg for rice, Rs.2 per kg for wheat and Re.1 per kg for coarse grain to priority beneficiaries. It also aims at revamping the public distribution system, which provides subsidised rations to the beneficiaries. 2. Prevention of Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2011 The bill may suggest changes in procedures relating to attachment and confiscation of property. It may also bring in more entities and a new category of offences having cross-border implications.
told IANS. For firefighting, the Congress-led UPA is expected to field its key troubleshooter, Finance Minister Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is leader of the house in the Lok Sabha. Though the Lokpal bill is listed
3. Nuclear Regulatory Authority Bill, 2011. The bill aims to establish an authority for regulation of nuclear safety and achieving highest standards of safety based on a scientific approach, operating experience and best practices followed by the nuclear industry. It also aims to ensure that the use of radiation and atomic energy in all its applications is safe for the health of radiation workers, public and the environment. The bill further aims to establish a Council of Nuclear Safety to oversee and review the policies relating to radiation safety and nuclear safety. 4. Railway Protection Force (Amendment) Bill, 2011. The bill seeks to empower the Railway Protection Force to provide security on running trains. It also seeks withdrawal of Government Railway Police, whose personnel come from state police force, from railway premises and in dealing with crime cases, including drugging and robberies in trains and stations.
as the first among 31 bills for “consideration and passage”, the Congress is adopting a cautious approach saying the bill is before the standing committee. Congress president Sonia Gandhi has said her party fa-
voured “an effective, strong Lokpal bill”. Indications from the standing committee are that it will finalise the bill by Dec 7. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, chairman of the committee, has said that the committee
had reached near consensus on 10-12 major issues but did not comment on reports that there were differences on bringing the prime minister under the Lokpal. Political circles feel the government will try to avoid a confrontation with Team Anna, which has threatened to campaign against the Congress in the assembly polls next year if a “strong Lokpal bill is not passed”. Two other key bills to fight corruption - the whistleblowers bill and the judicial accountability bill - are also scheduled for passage. But another key bill - the land acquisition bill - will not be taken up. The standing committee could not reach a consensus on it. The companies bill, the pension regulatory and development authority bill, and the mines and minerals development bill will also come up for passage. The women’s reservation bill, passed by the Rajya Sabha in 2009, is listed for business in the Lok Sabha. But this may just be a ritual. Some regional issues expected to find an echo in the session include the demand for a Telangana state, the Mayawati government’s decision to divide Uttar Pradesh into four states and the blockade-hit Manipur.
‘Panchayats should keep watch on MNREGA funds’
KolKaTa, november 20 (pTi): Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh today stressed that the panchayati raj system should be used to keep a watch on the working of MNREGA. “Panchayats should keep a tab on the working of MNREGA. Roads being built one season is being swept way in the next monsoon due to corruption,” Ramesh said at a Panchayati Raj Convention organised by the West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee here. “I have seen in West Midnapore that black top of roads missing within three years of constructing the metalled roads under the scheme, this should not happen and has to be kept a tab upon by the panchayat system,” he said. The Rural Development Minister visited Lalgarh, Binpur, Salboni and Sadar blocks of Maoist-affected West Midnapore district yesterday. Sixty districts in the country were declared as Maoist-affected and West Midnapore was one, Ramesh said, adding, the proposal of soon including the districts of Purulia and Bankura in West Bengal was being considered. Ramesh also assured additional funds to the state for rural development. “I have told the West Bengal Chief Minister that there will be no dearth of funds for rural development,” Ramesh said.
washer men wash clothes at a concrete washing tank at an open air laundry locally known as “ Dhobi Ghat” in Bangalore, Singapore, november 20 (ianS): Sixty-one years Indian on November 20. Hundreds of people make a living by hand washing clothes of others at this place, a vocation most of them inherafter Jawaharlal Nehru last visited this city-state, Singa- ited from their forefathers. (AP Photo) pore commemorated for posterity India’s first prime minister as a “friend to our shores” and a “visionary”. With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh unveiling a bronze bust of Nehru at the Asian Civilization Museum green on the picturesque banks of the Singapore River Sunday along with Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, it was fur- new Delhi, november 20 tion, then the Congress-led United since 1990, began Oct 11 and took him gress-led coalition won. Sushma ther affirmation of a historic connect that also includes (ianS): Ending a 40-day ‘yatra’ that Progressive Alliance (UPA) govern- to 22 states and five union territories. Swaraj, who heads the opposition Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose who spent some years here. many said was aimed at projecting him- ment will have to go, he thundered in Opinion was clearly divided on its ranks in the Lok Sabha, The bust has a marker with a flower and Nehru’s signature. self as prime ministerial candidate, BJP Hindi, triggering a huge round of clap- utility to the BJP -- and Advani him- hit out at the governThe event was to take place in the open but was moved inside star L.K. Advani Saturday called for the ping. Party flags dotted the venue, with self. Most analysts felt it had failed to ment Sunday for failing following sudden rains. Singapore’s National Heritage Board ouster of the UPA government. Show- the crowds steadily chanting anti-UPA create the enthusiasm the BJP may to curb price rise and has also marked the site of the INA Memorial, the foundation ing no visible sign of fatigue at the end slogans. Also present on the occasion have desired. But by the time he rolled corruption. Her Rastone of which was laid by Bose in July 1945 and subsequently of the whirlwind tour, Advani was at were Janata Dal-United leader Sharad into Delhi, at least two senior leaders jya Sabha counterpart destroyed by Lord Louis Mountbatten who was then the head his oratorial best as he blamed the Con- Yadav and AIADMK’s M. Thambidurai. -- Jaswant Singh and Rajnath Singh -- Jaitley said the governAdvani refrained from speaking had declared that Advani was the BJP’s ment faced a leadership of the Southeast Asia Command. In 1995, that spot at what is gress-led government for mounting now the Esplanade Park was restored by the Heritage Board. corruption and unchecked rising prices about Congress president and UPA best bet to be India’s prime minister. crisis and had lost Not too far away from that is where Nehru’s bust, sculpted by of food items. Enthused by a large crowd chairperson Sonia Gandhi and her son That, however, only exposed the fis- credibility. BJP of mainly Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress general secretary Rahul sures within the BJP. On Sunday, none president NiIndia’s Biman Bihari Das, and marker, now stands. “Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was a visionary leader in workers thronging the Ramlila Maid- Gandhi. He did refer to yoga guru Baba of the other speakers including Sush- tin Gadkari Asia and the world,” Goh said, recalling that New Delhi an, Advani’s favourite target was Prime Ramdev, who had fasted at the same ma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley took up the asked Sonia venue, but made no mention about an- theme. Although Advani’s main theme G a n d h i to had honoured him with the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Minister Manmohan Singh. The former deputy prime minister ti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, across the country was corruption, he apologize for International Understanding seven years ago. “In my acceptance speech, I paid tribute to Panditji’s contribu- said the government “was down in the whose fast also at the Ramlila Maidan was embarrassed when former BJP the arrest of tion to the birth of an independent and modern Asia. “The dumps” and it had failed to check cor- attracted tens of thousands. He spoke chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa was BJP MPs who unveiling of Nehru’s marker today is an extension of that ruption due to lack of political will and about opposition unity and declared taken into custody for corruption just had exposed the the cashtribute. “It also underscores the close relations between not due to lack of laws. He called for a that NDA MPs will give an undertaking when the yatra entered Karnataka. Advani was projected by the BJP as for-vote sca India and Singapore, a relationship that Nehru had put in mass struggle till India wins the war to their presiding officers that they do place,” he added. Manmohan Singh said at the unveiling of over corruption. If public awareness not have illegal bank account abroad. prime ministerial materials during the in parliament the bust: “Jawaharlal Nehru was prescient when he said in and mass pressure fails to end corrup- Advani’s Jan Chetna Yatra, his sixth 2009 Lok Sabha battle, which the Con- in 2008. 1946 that Singapore will become the city where Asian unity is forged. We are witnessing such unity being forged.” “In honouring Pandit Nehru today, you honour India and all the values that India stands for -- secularism, democracy, freedom and the rule of law. These are the values that continue to unite our two nations today,” he said. “In celebrating our path, the enhanced understanding of each “...Kashmiris say the turning to the valley. People feel Pakistan and Afghanistan. istry. Over 1,500 cases of human “The act should go and it is time other’s cultures inspire the younger generation and betthe circumstances that forced the More than two decades since, rights violations have been filed to give justice now,” Yasmin told government must revoke ter prepare ourselves for the future,” he added. Accordimplementation of the law no lon- the situation has visibly im- against the army in the last two IANS. The army argues that withing to Ong Yey Huat, chairperson of the National Heritage the controversial Armed ger exist. proved. Violence and militancy decades, according to official data. drawing the law, even partially, Board, each of Nehru’s three visits “contributed to the Forces Special Powers “Even Western countries have steeply gone down over The army, according to its own in- would have “serious operational growing friendship between our two countries”. have started lifting travel adviso- the years. The number of terror vestigation, claims that a majority implications” as militancy would So far, Singapore has “marked” only four personalities - Act (AFSPA) because the ries against Kashmir. When the strikes in urban areas has been of them - 97 percent - have been raise its head again. It also argues Polish English writer Joseph Conrad, father of modern Viet- law gives sweeping pow- government itself boasts of peace, brought down to almost zero now. found to be “fake or motivated”. that partial withdrawal of AFSnam Ho Chi Minh, Filipino revolutionary leader Jose Rizal why do we need the AFSPA?” Ab- The number of militants present It also refuses to hand over the ac- PA from selected districts would and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping. Nehru first visited Singa- ers to security personnel dur Rehman, who runs a tourist in the entire state, according to of- cused officers to civilian authori- “only create sanctuaries, which pore in May 1937 with daughter Indira as part of a pan-Malay- in the state that is inching houseboat in Srinagar, asked this ficial figures, is less than 500, with ties because it says it has its own the terrorists would exploit to an tour; then in March 1946, before India’s independence, he IANS correspondent. Rehman all top commanders either killed internal mechanism to deal with rest, regroup and strike again.” towards peace.” cameattheinvitationofMountbatten;hislastvisitwasinJune and many others think the army or forced to run away to Pakistan. the “aberrations” of rights violaBut the reason to continue 1950 when he was prime minister. Indira accompanied him new Delhi, november does not have a strong ground to Citing these reasons, Chief Minis- tion under the Army Act, 1950. with the act is not taken well on this visit too. He laid the foundation stone of the Singapore 20 (ianS): Caught in the cross- continue with the AFSPA in the ter Omar Abdullah has also been There are many cases in which the by political and social activists. Indian Association and the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hall. fire between security forces and Muslim dominated state of over strongly demanding partial with- army takes recourse to the iron- Communist Party of India’s A.B. “Singapore will become the place where Asian unity separatist militants for over two 10.2 million people. The act was drawal of the law that has come fisted AFSPA to contest the pros- Bardhan, a strong advocate of reis forged. In the future, the peoples of Asia must hold topealing the law, says the army’s decades, Kashmiris say the gov- implemented in July 1990 when under widespread criticism for ecution of accused personnel. gether for their own good as well as the good and freedom Common Kashmiris feel the reason was tantamount to holdernment must revoke the con- the armed insurgency backed by alleged violation of human rights of the world,” he had said here in 1946 after visiting the troversial Armed Forces Special Pakistan was at its peak. Gun-tot- by the armed forces. In its war law should be repealed because ing Kashmir at “gunpoint”. “It INA memorial. The words were prophetic and resonate Powers Act (AFSPA) because the ing men, sporting handgrenades, against cross-border terrorism, the objective to eliminate terror means Kashmir can be kept as even today. On May 30, 1964, three days after Nehru died law gives sweeping powers to se- would fire and bomb at will wher- the army has been criticised for has largely been achieved. They part of India with the army of ocin New Delhi, thousands gathered to mourn his death at curity personnel in the state that ever they wanted. The Indian Ar- alleged human rights violations also feel it was hampering justice cupation,” Bardhan told IANS, Jalan Besar Stadium, where he had called for peace and is inching towards peace. The my’s help was taken after the state by misusing the law that allows for the families of victims. “In how adding the time was ripe to withconciliation in a region where decolonisation was in progKashmiri on the street feels the police and paramilitary forces any junior officer to use force, many cases of rights violations draw the act at least from the arress. Then prime minister Lee Kuan Yew honoured the have you prosecuted accused of- eas where army is not operating. act, in place since 1990, has given failed to curb the reign of terror even to kill, on a mere suspicion. memory of a “staunch friend” who had led India to freeAn officer accused of rights ficers?” asks human rights lawyer “Kashmiris have grievances and Jammu and Kashmir a terror tag, unleashed by militants, who were dom and won the hearts of millions to his vision of harmoeven as peace is seemingly set- growing in number and strength. violations can be prosecuted only Rubbayya Yasmin. “None,” she repealing the law will give them a ny and justice in a post-colonial world. Over five decades tling down and tourists are re- They were also joined by dreaded after a nod from the central gov- adds, because the central govern- sense of justice, though there is a later, Singaporeans honoured the man again. foreign mercenaries, mostly from ernment and the defence min- ment hasn’t accorded sanction. long way to go,” he added.
His ‘yatra’ over, Advani calls for UPA government’s ouster
Why Kashmiris want the hated AFSPA to go
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Report: Britain's MI6 helped capture Saif
Saif al-Islam, son of slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
LONDON, November 20 (PTI): British spy agency MI6 played a key role in the capture of Saif al-Islam, son of slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, a media report said. The top-secret 25 million pounds mission, dubbed Operation X, used the latest hi-tech electronic intelligence gadgets to bug his phones and finally lead to the capture of the 39-year-old in the Libyan desert last night, the 'Daily Star' newspaper reported. Saif had been hiding out in the Libyan desert for a month but the breakthrough came when he made two calls, one after the other, to say he was safe; it allowed the joint British and French bugging operation to pinpoint where he was, the newspaper said. MI6 agents using the bugging equipment closed in on him before calling in the Libyan snatch squad, it claimed. A British security source said: "He made a mistake and we were waiting for him. When someone drops out of sight they cannot resist the urge to ring someone and say they are OK. We knew what kit he had and all the phones he had. "Saif was targeted by us but it was vital the Libyans were the ones to capture him. He was the right-hand man, a key member of his father's murderous regime." The London-educated playboy and his two aides were arrested by National Transitional Council fighters in Libyan desert while they were trying to flee to neighbouring Niger where one of his brothers has been granted asylum. Saif is wanted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague for crimes against humanity but the Libyans want to try him in their country for alleged crimes.
Monday 21 November 2011
Victims await Khmer Rouge trial
PHNOm PeNH, NOvemBer 20 (AP): Survivors of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime held a remembrance ceremony in an infamous "killing field" Sunday, a day before a U.N.-backed tribunal begins a trial for three of the accused architects of some of the 20th century's worst atrocities. Relatives of the victims wept as they chanted and burned incense near a glass case filled with skulls at the Choeung Ek Genocide Center on Sunday. The memorial stands in a field where the Khmer Rouge executed people during their 1975-79 rule that left nearly 2 million people dead. The emotional ceremony was held to allow Cambodians an opportunity to share their concerns and remember loved ones ahead of the trials of three of the Khmer Rouge's surviving inner circle — all now in their 80s — on charges including crimes against humanity, genocide and torture. "As the trial starts tomorrow, I want to remind the victims and ask them to push this trial to find justice for those who were killed by the Khmer Rouges regime," said 80-yearold Chum Mey, who is one of the only two survivors from the notorious S-21 prison. An estimated 1.7 million people died of execution, starvation, exhaustion or lack of medical care as a result of the Khmer Rouge's radical communist policies, which essentially turned all of Cambodia into a forced labor camp. Tribunal spokesman Huy Vannak called the proceedings beginning Monday "the most important trial in the world" because of the seniority of those involved. On trial will be the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist, Nuon Chea, 85, former head of state Khieu Samphan, 80, and former foreign minister Ieng Sary, 86. A fourth defendant, 79-year-old Ieng Thirith, was ruled unfit to stand trial last week because she has Alzheimer's disease. She is Ieng Sary's wife and served as the regime's minister for social affairs. The Khmer Rouge's supreme leader Pol Pot died in 1998 in a Khmer Rouge jun-
A Cambodian Khmer Rouge victim, right, prays with incense sticks during a Buddhist ceremony at Choeung Ek stupa, the site of the Khmer Rouge's former "killing fields," on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 20. (AP Photo)
gle camp, where he was held prisoner after his former comrades turned on him. He had led the group from its clandestine revolutionary origins to open resistance after a 1970 coup installed a pro-American government and dragged Cambodia directly into the maelstrom of the Vietnam War. After a bloody civil war, the Khmer Rouge guerrillas took power in 1975 and all but sealed off the country to the outside world. They immediately emptied the capital Phnom Penh of almost all its inhabitants, sending them to vast rural communes as part of an effort to turn the country into a socialist utopia. With intellectuals and anyone too closely associated with the previous regime executed, an economic and
social disaster ensued. The failures only fed the group's paranoia, and imagined traitors — said to be working with the U.S., or Vietnam, the country's traditional enemy — were hunted down, only plunging the country further into chaos. Vietnam, whose border provinces had suffered bloody attacks, sponsored a resistance movement and invaded, ousting the Khmer Rouge from power in 1979 and installing a client government. More than three decades later, hundreds of thousands of Cambodians still struggle with the trauma inflicted by the regime and the long-delayed hunt for justice. The U.N.-backed tribunal of Cambodian and international judges, which was
established in 2006, has so far tried just one case, convicting Kaing Guek Eav, the former head of the regime's notorious S-21 prison, last July and sentencing him to 35 years in prison for war crimes, crimes against humanity and other offenses. That case was seen as much simpler than the current case, which covers a much broader range of activities and because Kaing Guek Eav confessed to his crimes. Those going on trial Monday have steadfastly maintained their innocence. The prison chief was also far lower in the regime's leadership ranks than the current defendants. There has been concern that the top Khmer Rouge leaders, all aging and in poor health, could die before a verdict is delivered.
Violent Clashes in Cairo Continue Into a Second Day CAIrO, NOvemBer 20 (New YOrK TImes): A police action to roust a few hundred protesters out of Tahrir Square on Saturday instead drew thousands of people from across Egyptian society into the streets, where the violence continued on Sunday. The confrontations were the most violent manifestation so far of growing anger at the military-led interim government. In a battle reminiscent of the clashes that led to the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak nine months ago, a mass of protesters converged on Tahrir Square, fled before an onslaught of riot police officers firing tear gas and rubber bullets, and then surged back to retake and hold the square through the early hours of Sunday. State media reported Saturday night that more than 700 people had been injured, including 40 riot police, and at least one civilian died of a gunshot wound. Protesters operated a makeshift field hospital in small mosque near the square, where doctors said Sunday morning that they hadtreatedatleast400peopleforseriousinjuries and hundreds more who suffered from tear gas. The smell of gas was still heavy around the square. The clashes continued Sunday through midday as a crowd of perhaps a few hundred who stayed in the square through the night swelled back to thousands. Though demonstrators occupied the square unmolested, a battalion of young men that filled a city block was charging against a wall of police, who fired tear gas to defend the headquarters of the interior ministry. Witnesses said the battle had pushed back and forth through the night. “I saw the revolution being slain so I had to come,” said Ahmed Hamza, 41, a lawyer, watching the fray. Like many in the square, he vowed to stay until the ruling military council committed to a swift exit from power but also said he feared the generals welcomed the chaos as pretext to cancel elections. “Today there will be violence,” he predicted, awaiting new moves to clear the square.
Protesters run from tear gas during clashes with Egyptian riot police in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, November 20. Firing tear gas and rubber bullets, Egyptian riot police on Sunday clashed for a second day with thousands of rock-throwing protesters demanding that the ruling military quickly announce a date to hand over power to an elected government. (AP Photo)
At least three prominent political candidates suspended their parliamentary campaigns to focus on the crisis. In a television interview late Saturday night, General Mohsen Fungary, a spokesman for the ruling military council, promised a formal response the next day. He blamed demonstrators for igniting the violence, suggested protestors were “enemies” of Egypt, and he hinted that unnamed satellite news channels—presumably Al Jazeera—had played a role. “The youth are blind-
ed to the reality of the situation,” he said. Coming a day after a huge Islamist demonstration and just more than a week before the first post-Mubarak parliamentary elections, the outpouring of anger was the strongest rebuke yet with the military’s attempts to grant itself permanent governmental powers. And it was a reuniting of Islamist and liberal protest movements that had drifted apart since the early days of the uprising. This time, instead of chanting for the fall of
Mr. Mubarak, the demonstrators were chanting for the fall of the ruling military council that initially presented itself as the revolution’s savior. “The generals said to us, ‘We are your partners,’ and we believed them,” said Tarek Saaed, 55, a construction safety supervisor who used a cane to walk among the boisterous crowds in the square. “Then the next day we find out they are partners with Mubarak,” he added, calling the day a turning point for Egypt. The crowd only grew as state news media re-
ported that the military said it would step back from a blueprint it had laid out this month for a lasting political role under the new constitution. Many of the protesters, and some outside observers, argued that the confrontation marked a significant setback to the military. “The military council now feels that the political street will not accept that the military is going to hold the power for a long time,” argued Mahmoud Shokry, a former Egyptian ambassador and veteran political insider. After pledging to turn over power to civilians by September, the military has postponed the handover until after the ratification of a constitution and election of a president, sometime in 2013 or later. Then this month the military-led government put in writing a set of ground rules for a next constitution that would have given the military authority to intervene in civilian politics while protecting it from civilian oversight — setting off a firestorm. “An extremely big mistake,” Mr. Shokry said. Opposition to those guidelines brought the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group, back to the streets in force Friday as part of a rally tens of thousands of Islamists and a smaller contingent of liberals calling for an end to military rule. In response, the military-led interim government announced Saturday morning that its constitutional guidelines would no longer be binding, only advisory. The government also revised the rules to say that the only role of the armed forces was protecting the country and “preserving its unity,” rather than the broader writ to guard Egypt’s “constitutional legitimacy.” Many, especially Islamists, believed the phrase had granted the authority to intervene at will in the civilian government. In another bid to placate the protesters, the revisions also explicitly place the military under civilian government. “Like other state institutions,” the new text declares, the military should “abide by the constitutional and legislative regulations.”
Arab League rejects Syrian demand Thailand flood Death toll tops 600
LONdON, NOvemBer 20 (BBC): The Arab League has rejected a demand by Syria to alter its plan for ending the country's conflict, which has reportedly left at least 3,500 dead. It dismissed Syria's demand to amend its proposal for a 500-strong observer mission to be sent to the country. The Arab League's deadline for Syria to end its crackdown passed overnight with no sign of violence abating. President Bashar al-Assad has said his country will not bow to "pressure" and predicted the conflict would continue. Speaking to the UK's Sunday Times, he said the unity and stability of Syria were at stake. The Arab League plan, seen by the world as the best hope for resolving the conflict peacefully, seems to have crashed in flames, the BBC's Jim Muir reports. On Sunday, there were reports of a grenade attack on a building of the ruling party in the capital Damascus. If confirmed, it would be the first such attack reported inside the capital since the uprising began in March. It was claimed by the Free Syrian Army, a group of military defectors. At least 27 people were
killed on Saturday, according to opposition activists, including four government intelligence agents whose car was ambushed in Hama by gunmen believed to be army defectors. Foreign journalists are unable to move around Syria freely, making it difficult to verify reports.
"However, I assure you that Syria will not bow down and that it will continue to resist the pressure being imposed on it." 'Pressure to subjugate' The Arab League's plan has been the focus of efforts to find a diplomatic solution and comes as key international players such as Russia and the US warned of the danger of civil war in Syria. In a statement on Sunday, the Arab League said: "It was agreed that the amendments and appendices proposed by the Syrian side affect the core of the document and would radically change the na-
ture of the mission which is to oversee the implementation of the Arab plan to end the crisis in Syria and protect Syrian civilians." Earlier reports said Damascus was seeking to reduce the observer delegation from 500 to 40. Syria was reported to have agreed in principle to accept the Arab League's peace plan but critics accused it of stalling for time. "The conflict will continue and the pressure to subjugate Syria will continue," Mr Assad told the Sunday Times. "However, I assure you that Syria will not bow down and that it will continue to resist the pressure being imposed on it." Mr Assad appeared to dismiss the Arab League plan, the BBC's Jim Muir reports from Beirut. He said it was designed to show that the Arabs were divided, and to prepare the way for outside military intervention which, he repeated, would have dire consequences for the whole region. Supporters of the Syrian president took to the streets of Damascus again on Sunday, carrying a giant portrait of Mr Assad.
(Left) Thai Buddhists pray for flood victims in front of Emerald Buddha Temple in Bangkok, Thailand, November 19. Nearly a third of Thailand's 77 provinces, including Bangkok, have been hit by floods since late July. (Right) Thai volunteers and city workers sweep an intersection during a cleaning drive after floodwaters receded in Bangkok on November 19. Hundreds of city workers, police, army personnel and civilian volunteers performed the cleaning at various sites which were flooded earlier. (AP Photos)
BANGKOK, NOvemBer 20 (AP): The death toll from Thailand’s worst flooding in more than half a century has passed 600. The floods began in late July, fed by heavy monsoon rains and a series of tropical storms. The floodwaters swamped entire towns as they moved south through the country’s centralheartlandtoBangkokandtheGulfofThailand. More than two-thirds of the country’s 77
provinces have been affected. The government said Sunday that the death toll has reached 602, the majority from drowning. It said the number of affected provinces is currently 17. The situation has improved dramatically in recent days and cleanup has begun in many areas, though some still face weeks more under water.
Monday 21 November 2011
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Woods clinches The Presidents Cup for US
FC Barcelona's Carles Pujol, left, scores against Zaragoza's goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 19. (AP Photo)
Messi scores as Barca thump Zaragoza
MADRID, NOvEMBER 20 (REUtERs): A stylish Barcelona sent a message to Real Madrid that they are ready to fight to keep their title as Lionel Messi netted his 15th La Liga goal of the season in a 4-0 win at home to Real Zaragoza. The victory at a damp Nou Camp, where Gerard Pique and substitute Da-
vid Villa also struck for the Spanish and European champions and Zaragoza defender Maurizio Lanzaro scored an own goal, gave Barca 28 points from 12 matches. Central defender Pique nodded Barca in front from a Xavi free kick in the 18th minute before Messi picked up a Cesc
1st Wokha Dist Winter Open Chess Challenger 2011
DIMAPUR, NOvEMBER 20 (MExN): The Wokha District Chess Association (WDCA), under the aegis of Nagaland Chess Association, will host the 1st Winter Open Chess Challenger 2011, scheduled from 1st – 3rd December, at CMHS, Chapel Hall, Wokha, on the Theme: “Knit your dreams.” It further informs that Mmhonlumo Kikon, Executive Director, DICE Foundation, an upcoming dynamic Politician from the Lotha Tribe and Er. Vihoto Achumi, Executive Engineer, PHED, Wokha, will grace the inaugural function as Special Guest and Match patron respectively. This was stated in a press note issued by S. Ekonthung Ezung President, WDCA. It is informed that Top Rated Chess players from different parts of Nagaland are geared up for clinch the coveted title which shall be played under the Law of Chess on FIDE Swiss League 7 Round. And with regard to the collection of forms, all the interested players are requested to collect the forms at Hotel Hornbill, Wokha, on or before 28th of November, with an entry fee of Rs. 1000. Furthermore, players are requested to submit 2 (two) recentpassportsizephotographsatthetimeofsubmittingthe entry form. The Prize money for the Championship is- Rs. 10, 000, Rs.7, 000, Rs. 5, 000 and Rs. 3, 000 respectively for the top four positions. For further details, you can contact9436207683/9436400227/9436078693/9856145826.
Apropos to the news item ‘Nagaland Police meet ends’, published on November 20, the basketball championship should be read as 13 NAP (IR) and not as published. Error is regretted.
Fabregas pass in the penalty area just before halftime and sent a low, right-foot shot past goalkeeper Roberto. Captain Carles Puyol thought he scored nine minutes into the second period but it was chalked up as a Lanzaro own goal as the Italian tried in vain to clear. Villa, who replaced Spain teammate Fabre-
Juan Carlos Garrido's side a 1-0 home win. Villarreal, who visit Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday, climbed to 10th on 14 points. Struggling Betis won their opening four matches of the season but have taken only one point from the last eight and are 13th on 13 points, three ahead of Zaragoza in 16th.
Moses officiates in All India tournament
DIMAPUR, NOvEMBER 20 (MExN): Moses Khrumo, a senior member of the Nagaland Cricket Association has been an official at the 4th Vibuthi Nath Misra Memorial All India U-19 Cricket Tournament held at New Delhi and Varanasi in the month of October and November. Moses, a senior cricket umpire and presently selection committee member of Nagaland Cricket Association has thanked the organizers of the tournament for honouring him and also thanked Abu Metha, general secretary, NCA for giving him such an opportunity. He is also optimistic that more and more such opportunities shall be given to different officials from NCA so as to improve the game of cricket in the state. The services of Moses was utilized by the organizers both as an umpire and in some matches as match referee with some national level officials. It may be mentioned that Flamingo Sporting Club from Dimapur also participated in this particular tournament but made an early exit after losing two Moses with K K Sharma and Rawat, both Umpires from matches and winning only one. Delhi Umpires Panel.
Oklong village in Senapati District to host sporting extravaganza
DIMAPUR, NOvEMBER 20 (MExN): The oldest Zeliangrong village and one of the historical hamlets, Oklong village in Senapati District is set to host the 10 days sporting extravaganza of the Liangmei tribe from January 11 to January 20. This has been announced by the President of Liangmai sports Association, Dara Newmai and Vice president Stephen Chawang of its central Executive committee at the capital in Imphal.It was mentioned that the prizes for the championship will be Rs1, 00000; first runners up Rs 50,000 and the third prize would be Rs 30,000. Young sportsperson from Assam, Manipur and Nagaland drawn from the Zeliangrong tribe will participate in the sports meet which is held every three years. To mark the occasion in a very nostalgic way, good members of football has been brought from Real Madrid Club (Spain) for
gas in the 66th minute, put Barca 4-0 ahead with an acrobatic header nine minutes later. In the early kickoff, injury-ravaged Villarreal claimed their third victory of the campaign when Borja Valero caught Real Betis keeper Casto off his line with a lobbed effort in the 21st minute that gave
the Oklong LSA Meet 2012 by Domini Chawang in his recent trip to Spain. It was handed over to President of Liangmai Sports Association, Dara Newmai and programme Convenor CH. Parang Chawang in a simple ceremony at Imphal hotel. To elicit positive response from the Liangmai people settled across the states of Assam, Manipur and Nagaland, the central executive committee of LSA had been mobilizing the people and to many, the sports meet would be some sort of a home coming, as Oklong is the oldest Zeliangrong village.This will be the first gathering of Liangmai Tribe after their eventual separation from the mother village. And many had responded to the open invitation both from the Zeliangrong community and the other tribes for the event. The Zeliangrong tribe consisting of the Zeliang, Liangmai and Rongmei
settled at Oklong after their dispersal from Mekhel village, making Oklong village one of the biggest settlements with 7777 houses at one point of time, as per Zeliangrong folklore. To commemorate their first settlement with 7777 houses, the highest scorer for the event would be awarded Rs 7,777. Apart from sports cultural shows and musical nights will be staged during the event with the opening ceremony scheduled for January 11 after the delegates arrive on January 10. A rock concert will follow on January 14 and cultural extravaganza will be staged on January 15. The sports meet will wind up on January 20 and departure will be on January 21. The primary objective of the sports meet is to create a sense of togetherness and belongingness amongst the Zeliangrong people in general and the Liangmai community in particular. Unity will be the clarion call.
MELBOURNE, NOvEMBER 20 (AFP): Tiger Woods clinched The Presidents Cup for the US team with the winning point over the Internationals in the singles of the teams' match play event at Royal Melbourne on Sunday. The former world number one thrashed Australian Aaron Baddeley four and three to push the defending champion Americans beyond the 17.5 points needed to claim their seventh Presidents Cup against the nonEuropean Internationals. Woods also provided the clinching point when the Americans posted a 19.514.5 triumph over the International team at the previous event in San Francisco in 2009. The Americans split Sunday's singles with the Internationals 6-6, finishing overall 19-15 winners. "It does feel good. I was hoping it wouldn't come down to my point. I was hoping that Stricks (Steve Stricker) and I could take a victory lap back here," Woods said. "But we (USA) didn't get off to a good start early. We needed to get our point so we went out there and played really well today and put a lot of heat on Badds (Baddeley)." Woods, who only got into the US team as the captain's pick after just eight USPGA Tour events this year because of injuries, was praised by team captain Fred Couples. "He was ready to go this whole week. He was ready for a month," Couples said. "A lot of people have asked why I picked him and how he was going to play. "Certainly, I couldn't answer how he was going to play but this week I think he showed to himself that his swing is back and he's healthy, and that's more important to me." The star-studded American team went into the final day's singles leading by four points and although Greg Norman's International team made a charge to get within two points they were too strong in the final matches. It was a dominant performance by the Americans, who won both the foursomes, split one of the fourballs and narrowly lost the other fourballs. Apart from Woods, America's other singles winners were Hunter Mahan, Nick Watney, Jim Furyk, David Toms and Steve Stricker. The Internationals
U.S. team's Tiger Woods jumps out of a bunker onto the 15th green during the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Course in Melbourne on Nov. 20. (AP Photo)
faced a tall order heading into the final day as no team trailing into the singles matches had gone on to win The Presidents Cup, although in 2003 the United States trailed 12.5 to 9.5 and fought back to tie the competition in South Africa. South Korean Kim KyungTae, who holed a pressure putt at the last hole to beat Woods and Dustin Johnson in Saturday's four-ball, carried on his form with a resilient one-up win over Webb Simpson in the day's opening singles. Victories followed from teammates Charl Schwartzel of South Africa, Japan's Ryo Ishikawa and Australian Greg Ogilvy as the Internationals began strongly. But Mahan and Watney restored control with comfortable victories before Furyk, Toms and Woods got the Americans across the finish
line with Stricker winning the day's final singles match two and one over South Korea's YE Yang. Adam Scott had a two and one win over Phil Mickelson and Retief Goosen edged out Matt Kuchar one-up for the Internationals' other wins. It was an accomplished performance from the Americans who came to grief when they last played The Presidents Cup at the tough Royal Melbourne layout, losing 20.5 to 11.5. The classic sandbelt course tested all the golfers to the limit in Friday's brutal blustery conditions and played a little easier on the weekend in cooler weather. "I came in here in '88 and played the Bicentennial so I assumed that if I could learn the course in a day and a half or two, these guys can learn it in two or three practice rounds," Couples said. "It was never a concern."
Spanish leader Real Madrid beat Valencia
BARCELONA, NOvEMBER 20 (AP): Spanish leader Real Madrid outlasted Valencia 3-2 in a thrilling contest to remain three points ahead of Barcelona after the Catalan side cruised to a 4-0 win over Zaragoza on Saturday. Valencia marked a fast pace at Mestalla Stadium, but Madrid's individual talent and disciplined defense kept it in control in a physical contest marked by various bookings until a wild final 15 minutes. Karim Benzema, starting in place of Gonzalo Higuain in strike, latched on to Xabi Alonso's quickly taken free kick and fired it into the right side of the net to put Madrid ahead in the 20th minute. Madrid looked set to enjoy a comfortable win after defender Sergio Ramos headed Mesut Oezil's corner off the right post and into the net in the 71st, but the game instead turned into a shootout. Four minutes later striker Roberto Soldado blasted in a loose ball from outside the area to give Valencia some hope. Cristiano Ronaldo immediately responded for Madrid with his 14th goal of the season when he beat Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves to a long pass before slotting the ball into the empty net from a tight angle. The run of play then swung in Valencia's favor when Soldado redirected Pablo Hernandez's backpass by goalkeeper Iker Casillas in the 82nd. Valencia had one last shot to snatch a draw deep in stop-
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, left, celebrates after scoring against Valencia during their La Liga soccer match at Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Saturday, Nov. 19. (AP Photo)
page time, but Madrid's defense held firm to earn its eighth straight victory in league play. Valencia's second loss of the season left it in third place, seven points behind Madrid. Earlier, Barcelona's precision passing game kept Zaragoza on the back foot as the three-time defending champions had little trouble extending their excellent start to 19
games without a loss this season. Gerard Pique and Lionel Messi scored before halftime, with Carles Puyol forcing Zaragoza defender Maurizio Lanzaro into adding an own goal before David Villa capped the win late. Zaragoza failed to draw a single save from goalkeeper Victor Valdes. Barcelona has outscored its league opponents at Camp Nou 30-0 in seven games this season.
While Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola left Villa and Andres Iniesta on the bench to begin the game with his team set to play AC Milan on Wednesday in the Champions League, he started Messi despite his recent matches and travels with Argentina. The long international break appeared to show early as Barcelona dominated possession but lacked spark in attack. But
that soon changed when Xavi Hernandez picked out Pique charging into the area unmarked to head home his free kick for the 18th-minute opener. "Sometimes it is good to take advantage of set-pieces when teams play back in defense," said Pique, adding that he wasn't concerned with Madrid's top form. "We just have to focus on ourselves. There is a lot of league left to play." Ahead in the score, Barcelona began to bombard Zaragoza's area with only Roberto Jimenez's goalkeeping denying the hosts a quick second goal as he saved shots from Messi, forward Alexis Sanchez and left-back Maxwell. Messi provided a constant threat with his advances through the middle of the defense, and he soon took his league-leading goal tally to 15 when he received Cesc Fabregas' pass inside the area and shot by Roberto with a low rightfooted strike. It was the star's 50th goal for Barcelona in 2011. Zaragoza showed some effort to cut the deficit after halftime, but the result was soon put beyond doubt when Lanzaro pushed the ball across his own goalline in a desperate attempt to stop Puyol from tapping home a rebound of his own strike that Roberto had done well to block. Villa went on with Iniesta as substitutes and the Spain striker was alone in the area in the 75th to head in B-teamer Isaac Cuenca's cross for his first goal in seven league games.
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Monday 21 November 2011
Mila Kunis attends Marine Corps Ball with Sgt. Moore
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ila Kunis made a Marine's dream come true on Friday night. The 28-year-old Black Swan star made good on her promise to attend the Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, North Carolina, with Sgt. Scott Moore. Though the event was closed off to the media, Marine spokesperson Capt. Scott Sasser told Access Hollywood that Kunis and Sgt. Moore were both "enjoying the night." “Everything went well," he added. "It was a great experience for everybody." Sgt. Moore first invited Kunis to be his date in July via YouTube. At the time, he was serving his second combat deployment in Musa Qala, Afghanistan. "I always thought I had a chance, and sometimes that's all you need," he explained after the video went viral. "The Marines I work with did their best to spread [the YouTube clip] around." When Kunis accepted, "My initial reaction was disbelief," Sgt. Moore said. "It's going to be a great experience to meet her, and it's going to make the ball more special for everyone." Shortly after Kunis received her YouTube invitation, her Friends with Benefits costar Justin Timberlake received his own from Marine Cpl. Kelsey De Santis. He also accepted and accompanied Cpl. De Santis on November 12 in Richmond, Virginia.
erard Butler “cried for five hours” when he was reunited with his father after being estranged from him for 14 years. The 42-year-old actor was raised up by his mother Margaret Butler after his dad Edward left her and him when he was just two years old, and he didn’t even know his father was still alive until he turned up one day unannounced. “My parents split up when I was young, so my mother was left with the task of being both my mum and my dad,” Gerard said.
“My mother was everything to me. I used to have these horrible nightmares about something happening to her. I didn’t even know my father for many years. He lived in Canada and I didn’t know he was alive. One day when I was 16, I came home from school and my stepfather, who at the time was just my mother’s boyfriend, said, ‘Keep your jacket on, your dad’s here.’ “I asked my father, ‘Why didn’t you get in touch?’ I started crying and crying and I cried for about five hours – and I wasn’t a guy who cried. It was a huge moment for me.” Following their reunion, the Machine Gun Preacher star went on “great adventures” to his dad’s house in Toronto, Canada, and enjoyed some “good times” with Edward before he passed away. “I stayed in touch with him and it changed my life. I’d go to Toronto for summers, which was a great adventure for a boy from Scotland who hadn’t done much traveling. He took me to Jamaica once on holiday,” he added.
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Eureka launches debut album Musical concert marks KSCJ golden Jubilee album was released by Changkija. Encouraging the band, Changkija said that music is a very important part of worship and it should be used to glorify God. He also said that they are an asset to the college and he conveyed his best wishes to them. The album has eight gospel songs and is priced @ Rs 150 only. Interested persons can get buy it from Servanthood Bible College, Dimapur / contact Kuku n extravaganza musical con9774033608. The band members of Eureka with Retd DGP I Changkija IPS releasing the debut music cert as part of the golden juThe band members album – “We have found the Messiah’ today, November 20. (Morung Photo) bilee celebration of Kohima are Rongsen, Kuku, Imureka - A group of Bible College has launched siah’ today at the residence tisunep, Tensa, Menvu and Science College, Jotsoma took place at the college auditorium last evetalented youngsters their debut music album of Retd DGP I Changkija Imkong. from Servanthood ‘We have found the Mes- IPS in Chumukedima. The MExN ning. Several renowned musicians
performed at the show and mesmerized the audience with their enchanting voices. People from different walks of life all the way from Kohima town and Jotsoma village witnessed the musical night. It was
the most memorable moments for the alumni. Among the artistes were Theja Meru, Wenyitso Kapfo (who is also a lecturer in the botany department), and team. Kohima Correspondent
'Buttock cement fixer's bum deal' Harry on a Harley... look away, Charles
his transgender 'medic' stands accused of injecting a mixture of cement, oil, tyre sealant and superglue into a woman's BOTTOM - and she looks like she may have had a little work done herself. Oneal Morris, 30, was arrested after the victim nearly died following the procedure as the toxic substances spread through her body. She had reportedly been charged almost £450 to enhance her rear. Now Morris, a man living as a woman, faces charges of practising medicine without a licence. She allegedly performed the procedure in her own home. Soon afterwards the patient began experiencing pneumonia-like symptoms, and large welts appeared on her behind. Police say Morris, from Florida, US, gave the woman a series of injections to give her a "ghetto booty" - a term used to describe larger, more shapely bottoms. Cops think Morris was part of an underground network of "butt doctors" who have been offering home buttock augmentations at "pump-
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ing parties" for years across the state. Morris, who can be seen with an enhanced rear in custody photos, was arrested on charges of practising medicine without a licence and causing bodily harm. To copy the famous curves of celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez, women across
America are turning to homemade surgery, instead of costly cosmetic surgery. Miami Gardens police sergeant Bill Bamford said: "I think it's crazy - most definitely life-threatening. If you're going to have medical procedures done, find a licensed physician, go to a licensed facility and get the proper medical treatment."
hey are pictures certain to gladden the hearts of Prince Harry’s female fans. Looking tanned, fit and macho, the Prince jumped on a classic Harley-Davidson motorbike on Friday and roared off across the Arizona desert. One person unlikely to be impressed by his exploits, however, is his father Prince Charles, who doesn’t share his sons’ passion for motorbikes. Harry owns a Ducati 848 and a classic Triumph, and Prince William a Ducati 1198. But Charles admitted last year: ‘I hate motorbikes. My sons are interested in them. I can’t even get my balance on them.’ The 27-year-old thrill-seeker was looking every inch the Easy Rider as he hit the road on the £11,000 bike capable of 110mph. An eyewitness said: ‘Harry was grinning from ear to ear and he jumped on the bike like a natural. He didn’t look the least bit nervous when he roared off but he had quite an entourage with him. They kept their distance as it was clear he was just enjoying the freedom of being on the open road.’ The Prince was enjoying a day off from an eight-week helicopter course at Gila Bend Air Force base in Imperial Valley, Arizona, where he is undergoing advanced training as an Apache pilot. He left the base at midday on Friday in a silver
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Dodge SUV accompanied by a Suburban 4x4. A witness said: ‘Harry was in the Dodge with a driver. The backup car had his bodyguards in it – two big male bodyguards and a tiny girl who looked out of place but who was packing a gun. They drove across the desert, 95 miles, from Gila Bend to Scottsdale, which is where the Harley-Davidson dealership is. As they arrived at the
Harley shop, a dark-grey metallic SUV turned up which had two more burly guys in it. One of the guys was clearly an experienced motorbike rider as he got on a Harley next to Harry and took off with him.’ Harry’s bike was a black Harley-Davidson Softail Classic which the garage, Hacienda Harley-Davidson, hires out for $150 a day. Knotting a red and white bandana
around his neck, Harry grabbed a maroon and black lumberjackstyle shirt and aviator sunglasses from the boot of his car and posed for a picture (taken by one of this bodyguards) next to his Harley. He then roared off accompanied by a guide from the Harley-Davidson dealership and a bodyguard. Tailing the riders were two cars containing his bodyguards.
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12:00A Year in the Wild 1:00Telebrands 2:00Dual Survival 3:00Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking: Time Travel 4:00Swamp Brothers 4:30Destroyed in Seconds 5:00Telebrands 6:00Dual Survival 7:00A Year in the Wild 8:00Blue Planet: Coral Seas 9:00Swords 10:00The Detonators: Glasgow
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1:30The Taj Mumbai 2:00Xtreme Tourist: Return To Cancun 2:30Indian Rendezvous: Hyderabad 3:00Adventures of the Ladies Tailor 3:30After 12: Seoul 4:00Get Out 4:305 Star Insider: Burj Al Arab Hotel, UAE 5:00I've Got Nothing to Wear 5:30The Taj Mumbai 6:00Chic Eats: H20 6:30Chuck's Day Off: The Beer Show 7:00Vegas Revolution: Retreats 8:00Planet Food: Greece 9:00Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Back To Beirut 10:00Ny Ink: The Gloves Are Off 11:00Super Swank: Vegas, Baby, Vegas 12:00Day Trip Designer: Lisbon 12:30I've Got Nothing to Wear 1:00Best Food Ever: Crazy for Cheese 2:00Cover Shot 2:30I, Propose 3:00Ultimate Cake Off: Circus Spectacular
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We are in awe of Tendulkar's batting, says Kirk Edwards
Swansea City's Michel Vorm, left, collides with Manchester United's Wayne Rooney during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales on Nov. 19. (AP Photo)
Hernandez gives United 1-0 win over Swansea
swansea, november 20 (agencies): Javier Hernandez's first-half goal gave Manchester United a hard-earned 1-0 win at Swansea on Saturday, ensuring the champions stayed within five points of English Premier League leaders Manchester City. In a largely uneventful match, Mexico striker Hernandez pounced for his fifth goal of the season in the 11th minute after defender Angel Rangel gave the ball away to Welsh winger Ryan Giggs. Swansea should have been level at half-time but in front of an open goal, Scott Sinclair seemed to take his eye off the ball
and miscued completely. Phil Jones hit the post for United late in the second half as the visitors chalked up a third successive 1-0 league win since being thrashed 6-1 by City. Swansea lost for the first time at home on their debut season in the Premier League, while United won at the Welsh club for the first time in nine attempts - the last one coming 29 years ago. "They have a great home record, so we had to make sure we defended well and I think we did that," United manager Alex Ferguson said. "We maybe should have done better with the chances we did get on the counter-attack and
ROYAL CUP 21st Nov 2011 Today’s match: AIM FC, Imphal, Manipur Vs Betul Oil, Betul Madhya Pradesh Time: 1:00 pm
near the end we could have had a couple of chances, but it was a good result." Brendan Rodgers' Swansea side has gained a glowing reputation for its neat passing game, which has earned the team three home wins this season, but they found a well-organized United difficult to break down. "We're very disappointed with the result," Rodgers said. "The first half we were on the backfoot, which is understandable against such top players. We weren't really at our best. The second half we were terrific with the ball and looked very dangerous. It was a great performance, we just didn't get the final touch."
mUmbai, november 20 (PTi): In awe of Sachin Tendulkar, West Indies player Kirk Edwards on Sunday said at times he loses focus while fielding when the iconic Indian batsman is at the crease. "Actually I get along very well with (Rahul) Dravid; I admire Dravid. I admire (VVS) Laxman. I admire a majority of those guys. But playing a game with Sachin was something special. It's a memory that I will live with forever," said the 27-year-old player ahead of the inconsequential third and final Test against India at the Wankhede Stadium. "Sometimes I find myself focussing on him so much I am not focussing on my fielding. I think it's the same thing for yourself as it is for me. The guy is a legend, so we are all in awe of him, to see him batting," added the batsman about Tendulkar who is one short of completing an unprecedented century of international tons. Edwards, who has two tons and two half-centuries in his five-Test old career -- one of them against India on debut in Dominica, said the fine fightback by his team in the second innings of the second Test at Kolkata has given it a lot of confidence ahead of the last Test commencing on November 22. "Yeah, definitely. I think we were pretty confident as a team even before the second innings. That is just a justice to the way the guys were feeling. Of course, we will be going into this Test match with confidence as well," said Edwards, who made 60 in a second innings total of 463. The visitors were bundled out in the first innings for 153 in which his contribution was 16 and went down by an innings to the hosts despite much improved batting display in the second innings. West Indies had lost by five wickets in the opening Test in Delhi and have already conceded a winning 2-0 lead to the home team. Edwards did not see much advantage of having done well in the second innings at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata while looking ahead to the third and final match. "It's a different game, a different pitch, a different stadium. We just have to play according to what we see. That's how cricket works," Edwards said. "Seen it (wicket) but don't have much thoughts on it at the moment. Have to see the history of the matches here and make a better assessment," he added. Barbadian Edwards
complimented the Indian bowling attack and said they were a formidable lot in home conditions. "I think they are very good at home. I played against (Ishant) Sharma in the Caribbean and the other guys...I have played against them overseas. But from what I have seen over the past couple of weeks, they really understand the conditions well and they stick to the task," he remarked. About the influence of fellow-Bajan Desmond Haynes, the team's batting consultant, Edwards said he spoke a lot to the former West Indies opening great, but his father influenced him more. "For me, growing up in the same country as Desmond, Barbados, you have a lot of conversations about batting and all that stuff. But my real influence comes from my dad," he declared. Asked about pitches at home and in India, he said, "Obviously, pitches that we have played so far on in the sub-continent have tended to keep a bit low and then a spin a lot more than the majority of the pitches we have back home." "But some pitches we have in the Caribbean also spin a bit. But up here, the surfaces are a lot more dry," he commented. Edwards said the West Indian team is rebuilding itself and makes mistakes from which it needs to learn. "We tend to get along really well as a young team. I think the world has seen that we in the rebuilding process. We make mistakes, probably that you wouldn't make with experience but that's all part of the process. We just have to learn from it and more forward," he explained.
India's Sachin Tendulkar arrives for a training session ahead of their third test cricket match against West Indies in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. India won the first two tests. (AP Photo)
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The third pre-quarterfinal match of the ongoing Royal Cup tournament in Kohima will feature two teams from outside the state. AIM FC Imphal of Manipur will face Betul Oil from Madhya Pradesh. Mr. Kipili Sangtam, Chairman of NSMDC has graciously consented to be the match patron.
Andy Murray: 'I'm not afraid of Roger Federer'
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London, november 20 (agencies): ANDY MURRAY refused to be drawn into a war of words with Roger Federer, but did agree he might be getting under the great man’s skin just a little bit as the two most in-form players in the world prepare for this week’s Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena. The two rivals have been kept apart in the group stages but could meet next Sunday’s final. Federer, who has won his last two tournaments, has been reluctant to praise the British No1 after his hat-trick of wins in Asia this autumn, saying that he didn’t beat quality fields. Asked if he thought he was getting under the skin of the 16-time Grand Slam champion, Murray replied: “Maybe. Roger’s entitled to say whatever he wants but I’m happy with the year I’ve had. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to play against him this week.” Only Rafael Nadal has a better record against Federer than Murray. The young Scot has won nine of their 15 matches and said from the very first time he played him, at the age of 18 in Bangkok, he felt he had a chance. “I just like playing against him,” he said. “He’s never been someone that I feared. I always enjoyed the challenge.”
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Programme of Inauguration of
SIRD Auditorium, Rural Technology Museum, Library & Faculty Building Date :22nd November 2011 Time : 11:00 AM Place : SIRD Complex,Below Civil Scretariat, Thizama Road, Kohima.
Chief Guest : Chairman :
Shri Neiphiu Rio, Hon'ble Chief Minister, Nagaland Shri V. Sakhrie, Commissioner & Secretary, RD & SIRD Sequence of Programme Unveiling of Plaque
Invocation Welcome address & Introduction Special song Folk Song Short speech Speech Vote of thanks
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Rev. K. Luru-o, State Chaplain Smti. Limasenla Jamir, Director, SIRD Imtisenla Imsong Chesezu Cultural Group, Kohima Shri S. Pangnyu Phom,Parliamentary Secretary, RD & SIRD Chief Guest Shri Velu-o Shijo, Joint Director, SIRD
"All Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries, MLAs, AHODs and HODs are invited to this function".
Cultural Dance : Tehok Cultural Group, Kohima
Followed by Lunch
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