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Dimapur VOL. VI ISSUE 284

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Sunday, October 16, 2011 12 pages ` 3

” AtAn threatens to resume hunger strike

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom

reflections

by Sandemo Ngullie

DimaPur, october 15 (mexN): The Aggrieved Teachers Association Nagaland (ATAN) has issued an ultimatum to the Chief Minister of Nagaland demanding for the implementation of the final report of Departmental Verification Report (DVC) on the wrongful/ bogus appointment of teachers under the SIT findings and recommendations thereof and the immediate revocation of the abeyance order. The letter to the CM issued

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by Vikato Swu, Convenor and Limayanger General Secretary ATAN put forward three demands i.e. revocation of Abeyance Order of the Cabinet and honoring C.M.’s assurance to ATAN; annulment of show cause notices of those who have already responded earlier and retained as per D.V.C and implementation of the D.V.C Final report approved by the Cabinet Vide CAB-2/2008 (pt) Dt. 21.03.2011 in our own original posting place and establishment.

In the event of failure to accede to our above demands within ten (10) days from the date of submission, the letter stated that it shall be compelled to resume the hunger strike which was suspended on 14th Sept, 2010. According to the letter, the Final Report on the Departmental Verification Committee (DVC) on the bogus/ wrongful appointment of teachers under the S.I.T with findings and recommendations was endorsed by the Department Dated the 19th March

2011 classified as ‘SECRET’ CABINET MEMORANDUM under the subject: “AGENDA FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE CABINET FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION AND SCERT” and the same was approved by the Cabinet Vide No. CAB-2/2008 (pt) dated Kohima 21st March 2011. According to the ATAN the Cabinet having given its approval for the Implementation of the recommendations of the DVC, the department had to only

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implement the same in toto. The ATAN stated that the recommendation of the DVC was for retention of teachers and that “to retain means to allow the teachers to REMAIN/ CONTINUE in the SAME POST against which they were originally appointed”. “There is no scope for interpreting the meaning otherwise”, it stated and termed as unfortunate that the department “acted contrary to the specific recommendations of the D.V.C and the Cabinet approval thereon and has mind-

lessly and arbitrarily granted fresh appointments to all the teachers except the teachers whose services were recommended to be terminated, irrespective of the group in which they have been categorized by the DVC, under the SSA and RMSA Schemes, which rightly has resulted in the massive imbroglio leading the Govt. to lose face in the public eye and therefore, compelling it to keep the order issued by the Department in abeyance”.

Metalcore band from Dima- DimaPur, october Press Secretary to the CM. According to the press pur, Avancer, is winners of 15 (mexN): The Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu this is the first time the State’s anti-HIV-AIDS Rio, will be departing New note, that a Chief Minister of the campaign, ‘RockAware Delhi for the United King- State will be delivering a Are Naga leaders dwelling 2011.’ The band thumped 10 dom on 16th October, 2011. lecture at an international too much on the politics other bands at a sufficiently The Chief Minister has been university in the United of grievances rather than loud final event of the music- invited to deliver a lecture Kingdom. The Queens Unifostering the politics of driven campaign tonight at at the Queens University versity Belfast has more aspiration and hope? the Dimapur District Sports Belfast in the UK. He is be- than 150 years of history ing accompanied by Power and was founded as Queen’s Council Stadium. Yes no Others Performing before a ca- Minister, Doshehe Y Sema, College in 1845 and it bepacity crowd that saw both Agriculture Minister, Dr. came a university in its own wobbling stiletto devotees Chumben Murry and Press right in 1908. With more in dinner dresses and box- Secretary to Chief Minis- than 17,000 students and ter, Abu Metha. The Chief staff, it is a dynamic er-wearing youths, Avancer Minister and his team are 3,500 and diverse institution, a won Rs. 1 Lakh, an automat- also scheduled to pay offi- magnet for inward investic entry into the Nagaland cial visits to veterinary and ment, a patron of the arts National Hornbill Rock animal husbandry facilities and a global player in areas Contest and a performance and food processing and ranging from cancer studKohima, october 15 Avancer from Dimapur, winners of RockAware 2011 presented with their winning cheque at the for next year’s Handshake bioscience centres during ies to sustainability, and the visit. This was informed from pharmaceuticals to stadium on Saturday. Also seen in the picture is Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Health Minis- concert in Bangkok. (DiPr): The Commission- DDSC ter Azo, Commissioner & Secretary Menukhol John and Theja Meru. (Sorei Mahong/Photo) Continued on page 5 in a press note issued by the creative writing, the press er Nagaland has released the Financial Assistance for the victims of Mokokchung town incident on August 24 to 29, 2003, amounting to Rs. 2,49,09,640 by DeDimaPur, october pressed by various people’s tory”, stated the NPF. mand Draft No. 560267 15 (mexN): The recent organizations through the The NPF stated that dated 10/10/2011. In a sep- Jhargram, october down arms,” she said. Press statement of the media, it is observed that at this crucial juncture, a NeW DeLhi, october arate letter, Financial As- 15 (Pti): West Bengal Chief Condemning killings by NSCN (K) that it was inithere has been a communijoint effort was imperative 15 (ageNcieS): Congress sistance for the victims of Minister Mamata Banerjee Maoists and gunning down Wungram Colony incident on Saturday gave Maoists of two Trinamool Congress tiating “corrective action” cation cap which triggered to work towards “building legislators from Arunachal of 22nd April 2007 has a seven-day deadline to lay leaders in junglemahal re- against MLA Azheto Zhi- the unfortunate paper ti- up a social and political or- Pradesh demanding ouster der based on justice, peace of Chief Minister Jarbom also released, amounting down arms, saying violence cently,Ms.Banerjeesaid,“We momi for “open defiance rades”, stated the NPF. It was pointed out and harmony if we mean Gamlin are evidently upto Rs. 1,19,71,650 by De- would not be tolerated any have started the peace pro- and abuse of the NSCN/ mand Draft No. 560268 more. “I am giving you (Mao- cess,stoppedjointoperations GPRN”, is very disturbing that Azheto Zhimomi, be- to achieve our collective beat. Pradesh Congress dated 10/10/2011 and Rs. ists) a seven-day ultimatum for over four months, expect- and shocking; especially sides being a “successful goal”. As such, the press Committee (PCC) Presi2,64,86,710/- for the vic- to lay down guns. Think over ing peace to return... But they at a time when efforts to businessman and a young note pointed out that any dent and state Minister for tims of Vihokhu Village in- it. We will not tolerate any (Maoists) have not kept their bring about the Naga rec- leader, has a proven track “excessive abuse of one’s PWD and UD Nabam Tuki, cidents of June 28, 2008 by more violence. Killings and word and continued the kill- onciliation and unity is at record of his broad minded privilege in our society or to whom they have extendDemand Draft No. 560269 negotiations cannot go hand ingspree.” Shesaidifpeacere- its highest level as never and stature as succor to the misuse of power while dis- ed support against Gamlin, dated 10/10/11. Thus the in hand,” she told a rally here. turned to junglemahal, there before, stated a press note people and his credibility charging one’s duty, which today had an audience with “They (Maoists) do not would be no need of joint se- issued by T.L. Merry Vice and integrity as a mandat- are the root cause of mul- AICC President Sonia Ganamount released for the victims for Mokokchung, pursue any ism, they have no curity operations. Asking the President, in-charge of ed Naga leader is beyond tiple lawlessness need to dhi to discuss on the singledoubt”. “His sincere com- be disciplined with funda- point agenda of leadership Wungram Colony and Vi- ideals. They are ‘supari’ kill- Maoists what they wanted, NPF Press. “Reading between the mitment (as a Legislator) mental priority in the un- change. Chief Minister Jarhokhu is Rs. 6,33,68,000. ers, jungle mafia. People hate the Chief Minister said, “Tell line – the Press note of the to work for the achieve- der ground organizations bom Gamlin, who was urThe Commissioner has violence. We initiated the me what you want? We will therefore requested the peace process. We will con- give you schools, colleges, NSCN (K), the GPRN/ ment of the prolonged as well as the over ground gently summoned to New NSCN and the subsequent Indo-Naga political issue society”. Delhi, AICC Political AdDeputy Commissioners of tinue the negotiations, but roads, jobs...everything... Continued on page 5 visor Ahmed Patel, Union Continued on page 5 volley of opinions ex- is evidently self explanaMokokchung and Dimapur you (the rebels) have to lay that the APRs in original and all other necessary documents with regards to the disbursement of the sanction/relief be submitted to Commissioner Office for onward submission to the Government. In addition DimaPur, october15, posts as per the demand of to the Nagaland Commis- (mexN): The Department ANEFWA to P&AR Departsioner’s letter, the Home of Power stated that it is con- ment, Chief Engineer ( PowCommissioner in a note has strained and pained to issue er), was directed to start the Kohima, october 15 stated that the concerned the press release in response process for filling up vacan- (DiPr): World Food Day district authorities should tothePressNoteissuedbythe cies, Enhancement of risk will be commemorated disburse the amount to AllNagalandElectricityField allowance to work charged on October 16. This year’s each victim after proper ev- Workers Association (AN- staff from Rs 50/- to Rs 300/- theme is ‘Food Prices: From idence of identification for EFWA) dated 13th October per month at par with regu- Crisis to Stability’. Direc2011. L. Kire, IFS, Commis- lar field staff, Enhancement tor Agriculture, A.Y. Ovung future reference. sioner & Secretary to Govt. of uniform allowance from has stated in a press release that this is a burning issue of Nagaland. Department of Rs 500/- to Rs 700/-. Power in a press release statThe Department in the confronting the country ed that they are supportive of note justified its stand by and the world. A message the field workers demands stating that the approval of from the Food and Agriculbut fulfillment of manda- the P&AR Department for ture Organisation (FAO) of tory procedures take time. . creation of 381 posts was ob- the United Nations on the DimaPur, october The Department stated that tained on 11th October 2011 occasion was also released 15 (mexN): The Station the ANEFWA demand for which was endorsed for Fi- to the local media. In this image a portion of the lush green rice field is seen in Tuensang district. (Photo Manager Air India Ltd Di- creation of 381 posts within nance Department concurAccording to the FAO Courtesy/Manen Aier) mapur has informed that 3 months is totally unjusti- rence on 12th October 2011. it was urged upon to look due to operational reasons, fied and devoid of any logic The procedure for post cre- seriously at what causes the following departure ex since there is an existing Govt ation requires further ap- swings in food prices, and Dimapur is revised on Oc- ban on creation of posts and proval of Post creation com- “do what needs to be done tober 16 (Sunday). Depar- also due to the restrictions of mittee, and Cabinet. The to reduce their impact on ture of AI9751 to Imphal post creation required under Department pointed out the weakest members of Kohima, october 15 (mexN): Ob- in the state. Dr. Dipak Chetri, joint direcservance of two minute silence to remem- tor made an address on significance of will be at 0800 HRS. Re- the 13th Finance Commis- that it was impossible to fix global society”. porting time for check-in sion Award since the State is a definite time frame for getIt was disclosed that ber the millions around the world who go World Food Day and how the food process formalities will start at already over burdened with ting all the mandatory ap- food prices between 2005 hungry, was among the many highlights and global food commodity market were 0645HRS. Further depar- annual non plan expendi- provals before notification and 2008 soared to their that marked the World Food Day in Naga- interrelated to result in rapid and volatile ture of AI9752 to Guwahati ture of about 65% on salaries of the posts creation highest levels in 30 years. land today. In the state capital, the day was price swings leading to extreme food crisis, will be at 1100HRS.Report- as against the requirement of The Finance Depart- During the last 18 months observed today instead of October 16 be- leading to extreme poverty and hunger hiting time for check-in for- restricting to 35%. ment had already approved of that period, maize pric- ing Sunday under the theme “Food prices: ting 98 % of the poor living in developing malities will start at 0930 The Power Department for Enhancement of risk al- es increased by 74 percent From crisis to stability.” Held at the Direc- countries. Short speeches were delivered HRS. Also AI9702 is com- stated that on receipt of the lowance for work charged while that of rice almost tri- torate of agriculture, AY Ovung director by N. Tekatoshi, joint director SARS, Rongbined with AI709 and de- ultimatum dated 18th Au- staff from Rs 50/- to Rs 300/- pled, climbing 166 percent. agriculture exhorted one and all to focus seninla, deputy director and Dr. I. Amenla, parture time for AI709 will gust 2011, from the Chief per month at par with reguThe FAO also stated on increasing production and productiv- LTO. The gathering was also encouraged to be at 1155HRS. Reporting Engineer ( Power), Govern- lar field staff dated 13th Oc- that food riots broke out in ity through adoption of modern farming create awareness within the family and sotime for check-in formalat- ment had initiated the pro- tober 2011. more than 20 countries and techniques including inputs so that the ciety not to waste food as every grain saved posals for :-Creation of 381 ies will start at 1015 HRS. Continued on page 5 that editorialist decreed department can achieve food sufficiency is food saved.

Govt releases financial assistance to victims

Power Department refutes ANEFWA allegations

NPF appeal to NSCN Khaplang

note informed. The University has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education on four occasions – for worldclass achievement in green chemistry, environmental research, palaeoecology and law. A hat-trick of prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards further recognises the University’s contribution to society. Further it was informed that Queen’s received the award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts in 2008, was awarded the title of the UK’s Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2009, and won the Outstanding Engineering Research Team of the Year category in 2010.

Sonia to decide on Arunachal Pradesh CM

Minister for Power Sushil Kumar Sinde, CWC incharge for Arunachal Col Shandil, former DONER minister B K Handique and AICC General Secretary Oscar Fernandes were also present in the meeting at 10 Janpath that began at 11.30 this morning that went for more than an hour. The meet is said to be of utmost importance as Tuki, who is a Congress loyalist and responsible for the party’s growth in the Himalayan state, has been projected by the dissident legislators as the Chief Minister in place of Gamlin. Continued on page 5

High prices a threat to global food security

World Food Day on Oct 16

Rescheduling & combination of flights for Sunday

Two minute silence for millions who go hungry

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Mamata sets 7-day deadline for Maoists to lay down arms

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the end of cheap food. But then, after peaking in June 2008, prices slumped again – falling 33 percent in six months – largely as a vast financial and banking crisis threw the global economy into recession. The downturn was short – lived, however in 2010 grain prices shot up 50 percent and continued to soar in to 2011 before starting to dip somewhat in the second quarter of 2011. And at that point what would happen next was very much an open question, the FAO stated. Economists believed however, that the kind of price roller coasters experienced since 2006 are likely to recur in the coming years. In other words food price volatility – the technical term for the phenomenon – has probably come to stay. That is not good news. Price swings, up swings in particular, represent a major threat to food security in developing countries. Hardest – hit are the poor. According to the World Bank, in 2010-2011 rising food costs pushed nearly 70 million people in to extreme poverty. Continued on page 5

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Role of entrepreneurship in economic growth

Our Correspondent Kohima | October 15

Commissioner Secretary, Co-operation Bijoya Chetri said that to become a successful entrepreneur a person needs to have patience, intelligence, knowledge, far sightedness, hard working habits and willingness to be in the hyper competitive world. Exhorting the entrepreneurs during the 1st annual general meeting of Associates Thrift & Credit Co-operatives Federation (EATACOL) held today at the heritage, Old DC Bungalow, Chitri said the role of entrepreneurship in economic growth has consistently been emphasized on economic development which is even more prevalent and relevant for a developing nation like India where the problem of poverty and unemployment persists despite planned efforts to mitigate. While

stating that the present era is being realized she added that entrepreneurs contribute to the development of the country in several ways like assembling and harnessing the various inputs, bearing the risks, innovating and imitating the techniques of production to reduce cost and increase its quality and quantity and expanding the horizons of the market. “Despite the changes taking place in the global economic scenario, cooperatives continues to be very much relevant in our State and we need to reorient ourselves to face the challenges that lie ahead,” Chitri said. She added that cooperative structure has a deeper outreach and provides doorstep delivery for flow of credit particularly in rural and backward areas and to the weaker section of society and provides a unique system of economic emancipation and freedom

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Commissioner Secretary Co-operation, Bijoya Chetri, T. Imkonglemla Longkumer, Registrar of co-operative societies and officials of EATACOL pose for lens during the 1st Annual General Meeting of The Nagaland State Entrepreneurs Associates Thrift & Credit co-operatives federation Ltd at Heritage Kohima. (Morung Photo)

to the poor and provides an alternative to money lenders who dominate the rural credit scene. Urging the

entrepreneurs from various districts to be patience, sincere and dedicated, she shared that cooperatives

can do a lot in improving the economic conditions of farmers and other rural poor provided they im-

prove their competitive strength and conduct their operations on sound business line like any other eco-

nomic enterprise. T. Imkonglemla Longkumer, Registrar of cooperatives societies in her special address said cooperative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise that imbibes the value of self-help, self-independent, democracy, equality and solidarity. She also said that the state is going through major socio-economic changes and unemployment is on the rise that has become a serious issue and the new generation of young entrepreneurs are entering the market through the availability of micro-credit facilities where through micro-financing has given these entrepreneurs/ businessmen a platform and a signboard to venture into new areas and

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compete with other established players. Longkumer threw a challenge to EATACOL to maintain transparency in all dealings and inculcate honest work culture thereby banishing corruption in every practices, to set aside certain percentage of funds to specifically propagate thrift and credit education among the masses and to the upcoming entrepreneurs and to identify and reach out to enterprising youths from the neglected lower strata of the society. Earlier, Managing Director EATACOL, Neichute Doulo presented report while N. K Jospehs and Zechete- Wetasa spoke on their experiences. Special numbers from different groups, handing over of primary Thrift & Credit societies Registered Certificate was also observed during the function. The programme was chaired by Tiatemsu Longchar.

DEO informs on revision of e-roll State experiencing more cyber crime, DGP says

KOhima, OctOber 15 (Dipr): All concern are informed that a special summary revision of electoral roll with reference to January 1, 2012 as qualifying date for Kohima district is in progress for which the active cooperation of all NGOs and Political Parties are invited. As directed by Election Commission of India, the Office of the DC Kohima has written to all Presidents of recognized Political Parties for appointing one Booth Level Agent (BLA) for each polling station for holding special campaigns with BLOs on October 9, 16 and 23. Detail time schedule of the Election Commission of India is given as follows: Publication of Draft RollsOctober 1; Period for filing of Claims/ObjectionsOctober 1 to September 1; Reading of relevant part/ section of Electoral Rolls in Gram Sabha /Local Bodies and RWA meetings etc & verification of names-October 8 and 11; Special Campaign Dates with Booth Level Agents of C M Y K

Political Parties for receiving claims- & objectionsOctober 9, 16 & 23; Disposal of Claims & Objections by December 1; Updating the database, merging of photographs, updating the Control Tables and preparation and printing of supplementary list December 1 to 31 and final Publication of Electoral Rolls-January 5, 2012. Help Lines: During the schedule all eligible candidates can file applications with the Booth Level Officers (BLOs) for inclusion of names in Form-6, deletions in Form-7, correction in Form-8 and transpositions in Form-8A in the relevant parts of electoral rolls under Kohima district. BLOs are doing the rounds in respective polling areas who can be contacted for detail guidelines through concern local functionaries like VCCs, GBs, Ward Panchayat Chairmen and Ward GBs or through the district electoral authorities

such as DC & DEO (office: 0370-2290355), ADC & ERO (9436832000, office: 0370-2290360) and AEO& AERO (9436004066).

Grievances Monitoring: The said electoral authorities and the Area Administrative Officers of the district can also be contacted for lodging any genuine grievances in connection with the said revision works for redress/inquiry. The Election Commission has appointed Roll observer for the district that may make field visits in the district. For any genuine grievances he can be contacted too. In order to maintain the fidelity of electoral rolls and to register all eligible names in the electoral rolls as per guidelines of the Commission we appeal to all political parties, NGOs and members of public to come forward and extend a helping hand to revision machineries to conduct a successful revision of electoral rolls for benefit of all concern.

Dimapur, OctOber 15 (mexN): The Nagaland Police Department conducted two days orientation course on cyber crime and cyber forensics for senior police officers at PHQ Conference Hall from October 12 and 13 with resource persons from RIELIT, Nagaland. Neiba Newmai, SP (Crime) PHQ, in a press note informed that the two days orientation course conducted by and under the aegis of Regional Institute of E-Learning Technology (RILIET), Nagaland was a structured mandatory course for all Superintendents of District Police and Commandants in the State. The DGP Nagaland, in his inaugural address, attended by all senior police officer in PHQ, admitted that investigation of cyber crimes is complex since evidence crucial for prosecution is often in an intangible form and thus its collection, appreciation, analysis and preservation present a unique challenge to the investigator. He further stated that of late even the state is beginning to experience more cyber-related offences especially with the advent and use of the fourth mode of communication i.e. the internet in the form of transactions of money, pictures and videos. Internet provides anonymity and safety. Unlike other forms of crimes wherein the person undertakes considerable risk, cyber crime provides the criminal with a cover. He leaves no physical footprints, fingerprints or other tangible traces making it extremely difficult to track cyber criminals down. He urged the RIELIT and the police of-

MCCI appeals to Project Stone slabs rooftop… Sewak on road maintenance

mOKOKchuNg, OctOber 15 (mexN): Mokokchung Chamber of Commerce and Industries (MCCI) while congratulating ‘Project Sewak’ for its 50 glorious years of yeoman service to the people of Nagaland and Manipur suggested taking up the maintenance of road from Mariani to Tuensang more seriously. This road links Tuensang, Zunheboto and Mokokchung in Nagaland with Mariani and Jorhat in Assam and this is the only shortest road that transporters from both the states take for supplying all types of goods to these three districts. This road may be called the lifeline of these three districts. MCCI Vice President, Moasangba Jamir and Pub & Info Secretary MR Rai in a press note stated that the

condition of the road is so bad their own officers from Project Sewak while travelling on this road keep cursing themselves. Even the transporters from both the states have expressed their utter displeasure and helplessness threatening to stop plying their goods carrying vehicles if the road remains in the same condition. They have done it in several occasions. “Therefore it will certainly be a meaningful celebration of golden jubilee for Project Sewak if they really prioritize the maintenance of this road forwhichtheyhavecomeand spent many years,” MCCI stated. “It is the right time to start thinking of those people whoaresufferingsomuchbecause of the deplorable condition of the road when the actual maintaining authority are so jubilant in celebration,” the note further stated.

ies should also evolve continuously to cope with the challenges. During the two day Orientation Course, the DY. Director/Scientist ‘C’ L. Lanuwabang, Dy. Asst Director A. Moriwabang and their supporting staffs of RIELIT, Nagaland, Kohima covered a wide ranging aspects of cyber crime and cyber forensic fundamentals such as “data acquisition, sterilizing evidence, media-forensic, acquiring

A community hall located at Chomi village near Pungro in Kiphire district of Nagaland. The roof of the hall has been built using stone slabs specially arranged and bound together by thin copper wires. Many villages in Kiphire district, which shares boundary the Myanmar, still use stone slabs as roofing material. (Morung photo/Y. Merina Chishi)

SETAM celebrates freshers’ day Dimapur, OctOber 15 (mexN): School of Engineering &Technology and School of Management (SETAM), Nagaland University celebrated its 4th freshers’ day today. OT Chingmak Chang, Secretary School Education and Mission Director SSA exhorted the students graced the occasion as chief guest. Chang in his address said that the world is being transformed by scientific and technological advances and education received in science, mathematics, management and technology alone is not adequate. He said that even routine clerical work has become computerized and more and more jobs require high level skills. Most of these skills, he added, are developed through high qual-

ficers to maintain a close professional working relationship in tackling cyber offences elaborating that since cyber crime is technology driven, the law enforcing agencies and its subsidiar-

ity science, management and technology education. He said these days everybody needs to be familiar with the concepts of science, mathematics, technology and management; reminding reminded students that times are changing constantly and they must keep up. However, he added that along with the advances of science and technology, they must not forget human values. He exhorted the fresher students telling them that they are the “cream of the society” as they are privileged to be in the institute. He advised them to make the best of use of what the institute can offer so that they can become assets to their parents, community, state and the country.

SETAM Mister Fresher Imtipong Longkumer and Miss Fresher Kesovino Pohena. (Morung photo)

forensic image with software, acquiring forensic image with hardware, data analysis including file signature analysis, performing searches, recovering deleted data etc. emphasis was also given to identifying system resource affected, identifying file dependencies, verifying file integrity, collecting volatile data. pros and cons of system shutdown order of volatility (memory, process, network, registry) collection and analysis on a live windows system, volatile evidence in incident response, internet forensics, reconstructing past internet activities, e-mail analysis, analyzing cache and temporary internet files and mobile forensics including handheld forensics and collecting and analyzing cell phones evidence, recovering and reconstructing deleted data passwords and encryption, password attacks tools and techniques, passwords and storage locations, and password cracking and recovery. The entire Orientation Course was ably coordinated by Neiba Newmai, SP (Crime) PHQ, who was also the designated the Course Coordinator of the orientation programme. As a part of the Orientation Course, the police officers were also taken to RIELIT Lab, Meriema for hands-on exposure of the various cyber forensic tools available at the RIELIT Institute. At the end of the two days course, Certification of Participation was given to the senior police officer who attended the course. The course closed with the Valedictory Address by the Addl Director General (OpS), Nagaland L Thechamo Lotha (IPS) on 13th October 2011.

National seminar held at St. Joseph’s college KOhima, OctOber 15 (mexN): A national seminar on the theme “History and geography of NorthEast India as crafted by 2nd World War was organised recently at St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama. The seminar was organised by the department of history, St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama. The inaugural address was delivered by chief guest Rentsamo Ezung, Rtd. Commissioner and secretary. Ezung expressed his administration for the serene beauty of Kohima town before the 2nd World War and his bitterness of how the beautiful town was soon disfigured and distorted by the devastations brought by the war. He further added how Kohima was swal-

lowed by the fast urban development and also he shared about his bitter experiences of the war. Keeping in mind the importance and relevance of history especially the 2nd World War and its impact on the society, the seminar was organised and attended by lecturers of various colleges and students alike. Scholars from various universities like Hyderabad University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Nagaland University gave their presentations. The valedictory function of the seminar was graced by Rev. Fr. James Thopil, Bishop, Diocese of Kohima as the guest of honour. The seminar ended on the promising note, a release received here said today.

SD Jain College 19th freshers’ social cum annual day Dimapur , OctOber 15 (mexN): SD Jain Girls’ College celebrated its 19th Annual freshers’ social cum annual day on Saturday, October 15. Additional Chief Secretary & Finance Commissioner, Toshi Aier graced the occasion as the chief guest. Aier in his address, dwelling on the duties and responsibilities of a student reminded that it revolves around hard work. By simply wishing they will achieve something worthwhile in life will remain a pipedream, if it is not backed up by hard work. “There is no substitute to hard work,” he said. Welcoming the same time all the freshers, who have come from different schools and backgrounds to become a part of the family (college), he expressed hope that they will do justice to the reputation of the college. Now, that they are an integral part of the college, the students’ primary objective must be to maintain, if not go a notch higher, the benchmark set by their predecessors, he said. Life in itself is a process of schooling, starting from the cradle to the grave. The time honoured responsibility of a student in the process of acquiring knowledge, which is something infinite, will revolve around hard work, he reminded further.

Students present a cultural item during the 19th Annual Freshers’ Social cum Annual Day celebration of SD Jain Girls’ College on October 15. (Morung Photo)

The college also took the opportu- HSSLC and degree examinations in nity of giving away academic awards 1st class, conducted by the NBSE and to students, who cleared this year’s NU respectively.

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Condoms to be distributed to hotels in Kohima STARTING LINE-UP

Your daily Meetings, Appointments, Information and Reminder column

Director of Kekhrie Foundation Bazo Kire addressing the Kohima hoteliers at the advocacy on HIV/AIDS today, October 15. (Morung Photo) Chizokho Vero Kohima | October 15

Joining others in combating hiV/ AiDs in nagaland, participants from hotels and restaurants during a “one Day Advocacy on hiV/AiDs with Kohima hoteliers” also conveyed okay for keeping condom in

hotels provided the same is distributed by the concerned department/agency. toward this approach, Kekrie Foundation has assured to distribute condom to hotels and asked the latter to collect the same from them or Kripa Foundation, Kohima. the hoteliers also expressed its willing-

Biometric enrolment process underway Dimapur, OctOber 15 (mexN): Dimapur Municipal Council has informed that the households under DMC jurisdiction that biometric enrolment process has already been started from october 14 and this enrolment shall be carried out in all the DMC wards. this biometric enrolment are important, therefore, all the households are requested to come forward for said enrolment, in their respective centre, informed the DMC in a press note. Also, the gBs, colony chairman/ supervisor are requested to extend their support and make the programme a success. the note also stated that the supervisors and enumerators of various wards, who have not yet reported for collection of materials for said process in their respective wards/ enumeration blocks are directed to collect the materials for the said process without delay. Disciplinary action will be initiated to anyone neglecting his /her duties as per the provisions of Census Act 2011. Also in a separate note, the householders of various colonies under DMC ward no3 that biometric enrolment shall be carried out from october 18 to 24 in the following centres from 8:30 am onwards. Ward No

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ness to keep the pamphlets relating to hiV/ AiDs in hotels, for which Kekhrie Foundation assured to make the ieC materials available to them. the advocacy programme also emphasised the hoteliers not to entertain children in school uniform. Further, it also advised the hoteliers to keep hand glove or first aid for safety in case any unfortunate casualty/incident arises in hotel. Director of Kekhrie Foundation Bazo Kire said an advocacy on hiV/AiDs with Kohima hoteliers was organised in order to make them aware about the prevention and other issues relating to hiV/AiDs. she also sought their co-operation in combating hiV/AiDs. As the need for more interaction felt by the participants, it agreed to hold next consultation by november. Project officer of Directorate of Labour Yanger Aier also brought notice to the participants on the Child Labour (Prohibition & regulation Act, 1986, which said employment of children as domestic servants and in dhabas, restaurants etc. are also prohibited. he also asked the hoteliers to go through the Act which was distributed to them and refrain from employing children aged below 14 years. Chairman Youth Action for resource Development (YArD) Khriebu nakhro,

director of Kripa Foundation Abou Mere, president of nagaland tourism Association neisatuo Keditsu including representatives from Kohima Village Youth organization, Police (Women Cell), Angamimiapfü Mechü Krotho were also present in today’s advocacy programme. the programme highlighted the route of hiV transmission, services available, preventive measures and called for joint effort to combat hiV/AiDs in the state. it was organised by Kohima hotels & restaurants Union, nagaland tourism Association and Kekhrie Foundation and sponsored by nagaland state AiDs Control society. Mentionably, as per the report of AiDs case surveillance since 1994-June 2011, 3933 AiDs case was reported of which 2141 belong to male and 1792 female. AiDs related death is 552, out of which 280 are male, 220 female and 52 children. heterosexual with 87% topped the route of hiV transmission (2010-11), followed by PPtCt 5%, infected n/s- 4%, homosexual 2%, not specified 2 % and through blood 0%. Age distribution of hiV+ case 2006-11 is as follows; 25- 49 years- 74%, 15-24 years- 16%, 14 years- 7%, 50 years- 3% and not specified- 0%. hiV prevalence rate in nagaland has come down to 0.78% since December 2010 from that of 1.27% till october 2010.

Training on Socio-Economic & Caste Census at Dmr Dimapur, OctOber 15 (mexN): the department of rural Development & Urban development has conducted a training programme for enumerators and supervisor for socio- economic and Caste Census (seCC) 2001 for Dimapur District at the conference hall of the Deputy commissioner Dimapur on october 14. Principal seCC officer (Pso) & Deputy Commissioner Dimapur, n.hushili sema (iAs) in her welcome speech said the nation wide campaign on socio- economic and Caste Census which is to be started from June 30 to December 31 is a very big task and a time bound, which each one of us need to be properly trained for accurate enumeration, stated a press note issued by sDio of Dimapur. hushili said the district charge officers who were being appointed for this exercise to have better coordination with the district master trainers and to be present whenever the districts conduct such training programme to support the

enumerators and supervisors to ensure that they are properly trained. expecting to be the frontrunner and the best implemented district on this campaign. she also urged the enumerators and supervisors to fulfill all the tasks assigned to them with sincerity and dedication as the future impact of our state depend on them. Joint Director (Urban Development) Dr. toshimanen ozukum speaking about the training said that this is the first time that such an exercise is being conducted in the country. he said the government of india is conducting such exercise to know the poverty line of the country and how many people of the country are being living below poverty line as it highlights the status of economy growth of the country. Dr. ozukum said to enumerate the census in the state two nodal departments rural & Urban Development and Census department has been entrusted and the nodal department will be assisted by electronic Cooperation

of india Limited(eCiL) in all the technical areas on data entry operation. he added seCC exercise is a paperless work where all the data’s will be collected in the tablets PC’s by the data entry operators (Deo’s) Altogether 1322 officials has been appointed to exercise the census and the state has also selected five national trainers from the department of Urban Development (2) & rural Development (2) and census Department (1) and has undergone intensive training at institute of rural Development (tirD) hyderabad. the state has also conducted state level training for all the nodal officers and from 11 of this month four teams consisting of national trainers, master trainers, nodal officers and eCiL experts will conduct training in all the district in the state. the expected average household enumeration is 24 houses in a day ozukem said that Deputy Commissioners are the principal officer (Pso) seCC in their respective District and ADC are the

APso’s and sDo’s (o),eAC ‘s and BDo’s are the Charge officers in thier respective sub- Division. For Dimapur district the nodal department has appointed 11 master trainers 237 enumerators and 88 supervisors including reserved to exercise the census operation. the seCC will conduct training for master trainers from october 18 to 19, enumerators & supervisors on october 27 and for Deo’s , enumerators and supervisors on october 28. While thanking the participants in the training programme, ozukhum is optimistic that the state will exercise this census enumeration much ahead of other ne states with accurate information. topic on the concept and definition on seCC training was highlighted by Visakhono (MtF), Charge register, AhL and layout map by surjit Dey, common questioner rural and urban by Abau suokhire (nt) Consultant sUDA and rural questioner by Wechetelu Khape nodal officer Census, the press note stated.

Annual Lions’ Deepawali Mela today Dimapur, OctOber 15 (mexN): the Lions family will be organizing Deepawali Mela on sunday october 16 at Lions Centre, Midland, Dimapur. Y. Patton, hon’ble Parliamentary secretary for Border Affairs, irrigation & Flood Control, geology & Mining, government. of nagaland would be the chief guest on the occasion. Ajay sethi, Pro, Lions Club of Dimapur in a press note stated that Lion Praveen Jain, Chairman & Lion sunil Jain, Lion sumit Jain, Co-Chairmen have ensured that the mela will be a fun-filled one. it was also stated that the mela is the only fund raising project of Lions Club of Dimapur which enables the club to organize Annual Medical Camps, Annual eye screening Camps, Annual Peace Poster Contest, maintain Leo Club, Lions health Centre, Parks at Lions Centre, school for Deaf & ram Janaki hr sec school & do many other charitable works for the society. it was further mentioned in the note that the club maintains an am-

bulance and a mortuary van in the service of the needy people at a reasonable cost. Lion rakesh Jain and Lion neeraj Kala, president and secretary, Lions Club of Dimapur requested the public to grace the occasion in large numbers. . Also the note mentioned that the results of Annual Peace Poster Contest’11 will be declared on 16th oct’11 at 1pm during the Deepawali Mela. All the 19 schools’ representatives viz. Assembly of god hr. sec. school, Bethesda hr. sec. school, BosCoMe, Christina Memorial school, Delhi Public school, eastern Academy, govt. hr. sec. school, hollotoli school, holy Cross hr sec school, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Livingstone Foundation hr. sec. school, namghar school, Pine Mount school, Pranab Vidyapith hr. sec. school, st. Mary’s Montessori & high school, st Paul hr. sec. school, Vision school of Fine Arts, Unity Christian hr sec school, Zakiesato Memorial hr sec school partici- The Logos Ministries distributed free medicines to the aged people on October 12. Logos Ministries an NGO, pants and guardians are requested registered in 2003. The ministry has the Logos Bible College in Sovima, Dimapur and for the past 3 years we have to attend the occasion. been involved in activities as such for the welfare of the people.

Bike found

Dimapur, OctOber 15 (mexN): it has been informed here in a press note that a motorcycle bearing registration nonL07/J0757onoctober12,3:30amfromsenjumvillage, Dimapur was found with assisting from the “operation Acceleration Dimapur town Command nsCn (iM)”.

Alder College annual day celebration

DRAUPADI LAMA, President, Gorkha Mahila Samiti Kohima has informed through a press release that the Raffle Draw of GMS, Chandmari, Kohima have been postponed to 30/10/2011 due to some unavoidable circumstances. The Samiti has requested all to bear with them.

Mon DPDB on Oct 17 The monthly meeting of Mon District Planning & development Board for the Month of October will be held on October 17 at 1:00 pm in the Conference Hall of Deputy Commissioner, Mon. All Board members and elected representatives of Mon district are requested to attend the meeting without fail.

Dimapur DPDB meet on Oct 18 The Dimapur District Planning and Development Board meeting for October will beheld on October 18. Time and venue remains the same. All the DP&DB members are requested to take note of the change of date and attend positively.

NPF 3 Dimapur – III A/C meeting The president of NPF 3 Dimapur –III A/C has informed that in the view of constituting of the party office bearers, a meeting has been convened on Oct 19 at Hotel Saramati, 1:00 pm. MLA Azheto Zhimomi shall be attending the meeting as such the existing office bearers of A/C parent body, Youth Wing, Women Wing and all the six units’ office bearers to attend the meeting.

ANSTA Meeting Oct 20 The All Nagaland School Teachers Association (ANSTA) convened its executive body meeting on 20th October at LCS building, near AO church Midland Kohima at 10 am. A press release issued by its general secretary L.Asang has requested all the executives of the concerned units/ sub-units to make its convenient to attend the meeting. Further, it also informed that those units/sub F units who have not paid membership for 2011 are also requested to submit during the meeting without fail.

BJP Nagaland meeting on Oct 24 The Bharatiya Janata party Nagaland state office bearers will convene a meeting on 24th October at 10.30 AM at BJP Head office Dimapur. Lachit Kachari, Secretary, BJP Nagaland, through a press release informed all different district guardian in-charges to submit their reports in the meeting. It was further added that all frontals head and cell Conveners are to attend the meeting positively.

PDBA to conduct 10th general conference The Peren District Dobashi Association (PDBA) will conduct its 10th general conference on 8th-9th November, 2011 at Athibung Town with T.R Zeliang, Minister Planning & Co-ordination as chief guest and Khrienuo C. Mehta, Deputy Commissioner, Peren as Guest of Honour respectively stated a press release issued by Kochuiding, president, Peren District DB Association and Lungrahei Herie, general secretary, Peren District DB Association.

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CONGRATULATION

We the Yongshei Village Council and citizens Longleng Nagaland extend our heartiest congratulations to MR. E.ONGSHAÜ PHOM S/O ELUNG PHOM for qualifying to the post of Taxes Inspector through NPSC exam. We extend our best wishes for better prospect in his future endeavour. Chairman Yongshei Village Council.

FELICITATION

The Süngratsü Officers Forum, Nagaland heartily congratulates MR.TOSHIMONGBA LONGCHAR S/O Mr & Mrs. MASALEPDEN LONGCHAR for being selected to the post of Assistant Election Officer in the recently declared NPSC result 2010. We wish him success in all his future endeavours. Sd/BENDANG LEMTUR, IPS President, SOF

Sd/N.LANU AIER Secretary, SOF

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DIMAPUR: NAGALAND NO.DMC/CEN-1/2011-12/137-41 Dated, Dimapur the 15th Oct’11

PRESS RELEASE

Inspection on progress of Hindi carried out

Dimapur, OctOber 15 (mexN): the inspection regarding progressive of hindi in the Central government offices, Bank etc have been carried out by the inspecting officer shri Badari radav, Kedeach officer (imphal) regional implementation office, (north east region), Department of official language, Ministry of home Affairs, guwahati. in a press release issued by Department of official language, Ministry of home Affairs, government of india, it was stated that inspector general, Assam rifles (north) and their subordinate formation hQ 5 sector Assam rifles and 16 Assam rifles located in Kohima (nagaland) are performing excellent job in the field of hindi. the note also stated that the inspecting officer have graded ‘excellent’ remarks to the above said formations and unit in the field of hindi and that other central government officers like office of the Ag nagaland Dig CPrF, Kohima, and All india radio etc are also trying their best for the same.

Gorkha Mahila raffle draw postponed

This is to inform all the Households, G.B’s, Colony/Chairman, Supervisors, enumerators under DMC Ward No.4(Four) that Biometric enrolment shall be carried out from 20th Oct 2011 to 26th Oct 2011 in the following Venues/Centre from 9:00 AM onwards. Ward No

Ethnic wear display during the 20th annual day of Alder College, Kohima.

KOhima, OctOber 15 (mexN): the Alder College, Kohima observed its 20th annual day on october 14 last at Dr. setu Memorial hall with Chubaienla Jamir, director of higher education as the chief guest. speaking on the occasion,

Jamir commented on the growing strength of students as a result of which students need to maintain the four pillars of individual growth ; i.e. Learn to Know, Learn to Do, Learn to Be and Learn to Live. other highlights included invocation by Vitsusie

savino, welcome address by Vekhozo Khamo, principal, Alder College, special songs, cultural insights, speeches on behalf of Freshers and outgoing students. A play entitled – “A pound for a pound” was also staged at the celebration.

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All Colonies Under Walford Area.

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Hence, all are requested to come forward for the said Biometric enrolment positively. Further, all the Supervisors & Enumerators of Ward No.4 (Four) those who have not yet collected materials are directed to collect the same from the DMC Office without any further delay. Any Supervisors/Enumerators do not report in his duty and collect the materials for the process , a stern action shall be initiated against him/her as per the provisions of Census Act 2011. Sd/IMTIRENLA JAMIR Chief Executive Officer Dimapur Municipal Council & Charge Officer


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Team Nagaland attend UK INDIA Business Council

Dimapur , october 15 (mexN): A team of delegates from Government of Nagaland headed by Imkong Imchen, Home Minister, Toshipokba, MLA, LH Thangi Mannen, Commissioner & Secretary, Industries & Commerce and B. Longkumer, Managing Director, Nagaland Hotels Limited attended the UK INDIA Business Council (UKIBC) at London (United Kingdom) October 14, 2011 on “Opportunities for UK Companies in Eastern and North Eastern India.” The interactive session on was graced by Kamal Nath, Union Minister of Urban Development as the guest of honour where the speakers were Lord Karan Bilimoria, UKIBC President, Pajiv Mundra, Sr. Vice President, Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Right Hon. Greg Clark, UK Minister for Decentralisation & Cities, RN Prasad, acting Indian High Commissioner to UK.

Imkong Imchen, home Minister, government of Nagaland with dignitaries and co-panelists at the India-uK Business Forum in London on October 14.

The topic for the panel discussion was ‘Opportunities in Indian States’ where the panelists included Pardyut Bordoloi, Minister of Power, Industries & Commerce and Public Enter-

prise, Government of Assam; Imkong Imchen, Home Minister, Government of Nagaland; Chief Secretary, Government of Assam and Secretary Tourism, Government of Manipur.

Language Proficiency Test

Kohima, october 15 (mexN): The Sangtam Literature Committee (SLC) shall be conducting Language Proficiency Test in Sangtam Dialect at Kohima on October 26. Candidates from Sangtam Community desiring to appear for the test are requested to submit application on or before October 29. Member secretary, SLCK T. Yangkhümse in a press release stated that detail information with respect to submission of forms is mentioned in the application form and also admit card with information on venue of examination will be issued to the candidates at the time of form submission. It added that application forms are available from SLC members at Dimapur- S.I Manen, Chairman SLC, residency Colony Dimapur, contact no 9862471076, Kohima- C.Tsalong LO, Text Book Section, Directorate of school education Kohima contact no 8974390700, Kiphiri-Rev. T. Tsipise, Secretary USBLA Kiphiri, contact no 9436804114, Tuensang-Aliba Sangtam LDA, DIS office Tuensang, contact no 9862964300 and at Longkhim- Rangtsumong PWD office Longkhim.

ATAN Ultimatum to Chief Minister Nagaland

To,

The Hon’ble Chief Minister Nagaland: Kohima (Through the Ex-Officio Principal Director, School Education) Sub: Ultimatum for Implementation of Final Report of Departmental Verification Report (DVC) on the Wrongful/ Bogus appointment of Teachers under the S.I.T findings & Recommendations thereof, vide Office Memorandum No. CAB-2/2008 (pt) dated 21.03.11 and immediate revocation of Abeyance Order Sir, With due respect, the undersigned on behalf of the Aggrieved Teachers Association Nagaland (ATAN) beg to state on the above that the Final Report on the Departmental Verification Committee (DVC) on the bogus/ wrongful appointment of teachers under the S.I.T with findings and recommendations was endorsed by the Department Vide No. DSE/SSA/RMSA-SIT/2011 Dated the 19th March 2011 classified as ‘SECRET’ CABINET MEMORANDUM under the subject: “AGENDA FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE CABINET FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION AND SCERT” and the same was approved by the Cabinet Vide No. CAB-2/2008 (pt) dated Kohima 21st March 2011. From the perusal of the Report, it is clear that the Department Verification Committee has broadly classified the teachers into four categories according to the manner of action proposed to be taken against each which may be summarized as follows:

1. Those whose services are required to be retained 2. Those who should be made to face a suitability test 3. Those to whom should be issued show cause notice 4. Those whose services should be terminated The Cabinet having given its approval for the Implementation of the recommendations of the Department Verification Committee, what was left for the department to do was to only implement the same in toto, the recommendations of the DVC is for retention of teachers, to retain means to allow the teachers to REMAIN/ CONTINUE in the SAME POST against which they were originally appointed. There is no scope for interpreting the meaning otherwise. However, unfortunately the department has acted contrary to the specific recommendations of the D.V.C and the Cabinet approval thereon and has mindlessly and arbitrarily granted fresh appointments to all the teachers except the teachers whose services were recommended to be terminated, irrespective of the group in which they have been categorized by the DVC, under the SSA and RMSA Schemes, which rightly has resulted in the massive imbroglio leading the Govt. to lose face in the public eye and therefore, compelling it to keep the order issued by the Department in ABEYANCE. It is an admitted fact that the teachers whose Services are to be retained are holding lien over permanent sanctioned post and there is no order of the Govt. abolishing the said post. Under such circumstances, there was no reason for reappointment of the teachers

against the post created under the SSA and RMSA Schemes and had the Department listened to reason and issue orders of retention of the said teachers in consonance with the recommendations of the DVC and the approval of the Cabinet, no public censure would have been invited and the present imbroglio avoided and justice would have been done to the long suffering teachers who had been dragged into the ugly situation for no fault of their own. Now, again, instead of rectifying the blunder, the Commissioner & Secretary, School Education has submitted a recommendation Vide Cabinet Note No. DSE/ESTT-1/2011 dated 04.08.2011 to the Cabinet wherein at paragraph 6 he has proposed for conducting another round of investigations whereas, victim teachers have already faced three rounds of investigations. Since, the DVC, having examined in detail the records before them, submitted a reasoned report to the Govt. The Commissioner & Secretary, School Education himself examined the report and having been satisfied, endorsed the same for the consideration of the Cabinet and the Cabinet accepted the same as reasonable and granted approval to it. Therefore, there is no reason to act contrary to the recommendations of DVC and approved in toto by the Cabinet. The recent issuance of second show cause to the teachers whose cases were found to be genuine by the DVC report casts a shadow of doubt on the intentions of the department to cause further delay and harassment. The entire investigation has been biased and unjust projecting only the

helpless teachers as culprits and scot freeing the actual offenders. As per the SIT Report page 28 VPS CRMNL case No. RC-2/2009, of the14 officials arrested and released on bail and another 13 who obtained anticipatory bail only the then Director Shri. Nipuselie was penalized and for the rest no punitive steps were initiated against them, rather they were allowed to enjoy salaries and even promoted. In view of the above circumstances, the ATAN is compelled to place the following demands before your authority for the justice of the deprived teachers: 1. Revocation of Abeyance Order of the Cabinet and honor C.M.’s assurance to ATAN 2. Annulment of show cause notices of those who have already responded earlier and retained as per D.V.C 3. Implementation of the D.V.C Final report approved by the Cabinet Vide CAB-2/2008 (pt) Dt. 21.03.2011 in our own original posting place and establishment. In the event of failure to accede to our above demands within ten (10) days from the date of submission, we shall be compelled to resume our hunger strike which was suspended on 14th Sept, 2010. Yours faithfully, Limayanger Gen. Secretary Vikato Swu Convenor Aggrieved Teachers Association, Nagaland

The Morung Express

Significance Of World Food Day

Dr. Supong Keitzara

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he United Nations Organization (UNO) has declared the 16th of October as “World Food Day” which coincides with Foundation day of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and celebrated every year throughout the world by the Member Nations. The main objective of this observance is to create public awareness of the plight of the world’s hungry and malnourished and to encourage people worldwide to take action against hunger. More than 150 countries observe this event every year. First World Food Day was observed in 1981, and each year World Food Day highlights a particular theme on which to focus activities. Thus some of the recent years – theme are: 2000 - A Millennium Free from Hunger 2001 - Fight Hunger to Reduce Poverty 2002 - WATER: Source of Food Security 2003 - International Alliance against Hunger 2004 - Biodiversity for Food Security 2005 – Agriculture and Intercultural Dialogue 2006 – Investing in Agriculture for Food Security 2007 – Right to Food 2008 – World Food Security: Challenges of Climate Change and Bio-energy 2009 – Achieving Food Security in Times of Crisis 2010 – United Against Hunger The Theme for this year is the “Food Prices – from Crisis to Stability”. It is an appropriate theme and chosen for the right time. In a short span of three years, global food prices have scaled new heights twice. Food and Agricultural Organization of United Nations mentions June saw its food price index ending close to the record level of February 2008. Cereal production could be little more this year but the increasing demand for food grain could reduce the marginal rise. The food situation is increasingly becoming a matter of great concern. It was, however, heartening to note that G-20 held a special meeting to discuss the issue of continuing high prices of food articles. This may lead to initiate continuing debate on the problem of food prices toward stability. The theme 2007 was “Right ti Food.”It is the inherent human right of every woman, man, girls and boy, wherever they live on this planet. It is also right of every person to have regular access to sufficient nutritious food for an active and healthy life. Therefore, the Right to Food is a universal right. It means that every person, woman, man and child must have access to food at all times. The Universal Declaration of Human rights of 1948 first recognized the right to food as a human right. It

is now incorporated in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights (Article 11) of the UNO. The right to food is now increasingly being integrated into national constitutions and legislation. Here we need to understand that hunger and malnutrition are caused not just by a lack of available food, but also by poverty, income disparities, and lack of access to health care, education, clean water, and sanitary living conditions. The principle that all human rights are interrelated and interdependent is needed to be acknowledged. The right to food cannot be implemented in isolation from human rights i.e. right to education, right to work, right to health, freedom of assembly and association. There are one thousand million undernourished in the world today and more than one thousand million go to bed hungry every night. About 24,000 people die from the effect of hunger each day i.e. one person every 3.5 seconds. One child dies every 7 seconds from hunger and related cause. According to another release reported that over 36 million die of starvation and related causes every year (FAO, 2007). Defeating the hunger does not depend simply on producing more food. The only sustainable way to achieve Food Security for the poor is by increasing their access to food. This can be done by making appropriate agricultural technologies based on importance of religions and values towards a universal civilization for humanity. With the celebration of World Food Day 2011, let us ensure that the right of every person to have regular access to sufficient, nutritionally adequate and culturally acceptable for an active and healthy life. The most significance of the observance of this day is to emphasize the sensing need for national security and international solidarity in the struggle of mankind to meet the challenges of hunger, malnutrition and poverty. It is also to remind the whole world once again, about the existing untold suffering and food insecurity to a large section of the global population. The seriousness about the present scenario hence, is availability of food and growing population. Therefore, this day should remind the entire scientific mind to accelerate the pace of development in all spheres of activities, which are related to produce surplus food to feed the population of the world. As the saying goes a hungry man is an angry man, therefore, peace in the world is next to impossible if there is no sufficient food to feed the millions of hungry mouth. In other words, the human development which is pre-requisite for all other developments, need to have proper nourishment through wholesome food. The peace, prosperity and human civilization has direct link with food security.

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From page 1 Avancer wins RockAware music campaign

A pleasant delight of the evening was Tuensang’s Tears of Judas who walked away with the second prize, Rs. 60,000 while Zunheboto’s Anti-Trust secured third place, winning Rs. 40,000. In the individual-prize category, Mokokchung band, In The Name, killed the competition by winning the prizes for Best Vocalist and Best Guitarist. For a city gradually becoming more known for crimes and frustrated youth, the event offered itself as a catharsis for many. Several thousands throng the stadium to listen to 11 bands and guest performers such as Grammy winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. Avantagarde/Metalcore band from Dimapur Melodrama and Naga Idol Renbeni Odyuo also performed as special guests for the event.

Sonia to decide on Arunachal Pradesh CM

Though no final decision was announced by the AICC President, Tuki supporters expressed hope that she would take a decision that would always be in interest of the party and its existence in Arunachal Pradesh. A party source, meanwhile, on condition of anonymity informed that while expressing concern over the turn of events Mrs Gandhi sought written assurances from Tuki and Gamlin that they would abide by whatever decision taken by the Congress High Command to end the crisis that has literally brought governance in the strategically located state to a standstill. The source confirmed that both Tuki and Gamlin have jointlysignedonanassuranceacceptingtoabidebytheHigh Command’s decision while giving full authority to her to decide on the leadership issue in the state. This has made the Tuki camp livid. “The CM signing to abide by the High Command’s decision is almost equivalent to signing his resignation. It’s just a matter of time,” quipped a legislator. However, on the other hand, the party source could not confirm any date by which the High Command’s decision would come forth. “It may take a couple of days. AICC might wait for normalcy to return in Arunachal and then make the big announcement,” was all he said.

NPF makes appeal to NSCN Khaplang

The NPF stated that in the “interest of the people’s long desired peaceful coexistence”, it appealed that the NSCN (K) revoke its earlier statement and settle the misunderstanding amicably. In a separate press note, the NPF Dimapur Division also stated that it was constraint to learn that false allegation has been leveled against Azheto Zhimomi, MLA, Advisor, Sericulture and Co-operation Govt. of Nagaland. “It is really sad that without thorough investigation the matter has been circulated in the local print media casting false aspersion on a respected elected leader”, stated the press note from K. Shilu Sangtam, President and Timir Choudhury Vice President NPF Dimapur Division. The NPF Dimapur stated that the NPF Govt. and the party had time and again been saying that its role is that of a facilitator and it has been working towards the same. The question of its party leaders that too elected ones siding with one group or the other does not arise as it will jeopardize the progress made as far as reconciliation process is concerned, the press note stated. Therefore, the NPF Dimapur Division appealed to the NSCN (K) to verify the facts before making any allegations against the respected leaders of our society and also change its earlier stand of initiating action against the Advisor, Sericulture and Co- operation as it has been amply made clear that he is not involved in the case in any way. “It will serve us better and we can co-exist with mutual understanding and brotherhood”, the press note stated.

Mamata sets 7-day deadline for Maoists to lay down arms

The door for dialogue is still open. We want a solution through negotiations but we will not tolerate any more violence.” Holding up the three-month-old baby of slain TC leader Lalmohan Mahato,Ms. Banerjee said, “We do not want any more mothers to lose their children...I will never compromise with peace. Development is another name of peace.” Daring Maoists to come into the open instead of indulging in killings under the cover of darkness, she said, “You want to kill Mamata Banerjee? Tell me where you want to kill me. There will be no policemen with me.” On Maoist threat to people not to avail of government assistance like rice and foodgrains, she said, “Don’t be afraid of some goondas. We will not allow this to take place anymore...Development can’t come through terrorism.” Urging Maoists to return to the mainstream, Ms. Banerjee said, “We will give protection to those returning to normal life. We will give them jobs, monthly pension and benefits under other schemes.” Announcing a number of development projects for junglemahal, said she if development starts taking place in the region, Maoists will be gradually alienated from the masses.

Power Department refutes ANEFWA allegations

The Finance Department had also approved for Enhancement of uniform allowance from Rs 500/- to Rs 1000/- dated 13th October 2011, an increase of Rs 300/from their demand. In addition to that, the department also stated that it had already proposed to Finance Department for creation of a welfare corpus fund for field staff with contribution from both Government and employees for grant of ex – gratia in cases of unfortunate accidents or death while performing duty. The Power Department thus asserted that it refuted all the allegations made therein and issued the press release to place all actual facts to the public and the esteemed consumers who stands to suffer in the event of a tool down strike and that it is for the public to judge whether the charges made against the department of Power is justified or reasonable. The public should not be made to suffer on account of indefinite tools down strike proposed by ANEFWA wef 24th October 2011.

High prices a threat to global food security

“Food Prices – From Crisis to Stability” has been chosen as this year’s World Food Day theme to shed some light on this trend and what can be done to mitigate its impact on the most vulnerable. At the level of net food importing countries, price spikes can hurt poor countries by making it much more expensive for them to import food for their people. In 2010 the World’s Low Income Food Deficit Countries (LIFDCs) spent a record US$164 billion on food imports representing a rise of 20 percent on the year before. At the level of individuals, people living on less than US$1.25 a day may need to skip a meal when food prices rise. Farmers are hurt too because they badly need to know the price their crops are going to fetch at harvest time, months away. If high prices are likely they plant more. If low prices are forecast they plant less and cut costs. Further as per the FAO, rapid price swings make that calculation much more difficult. Farmers can easily end up producing too much or too little. In stable markets they can make a living. Volatile ones can ruin them while also generally discouraging much-needed investment in agriculture. Recognizing the major threat that food price swings pose to the world’s poorest countries and people, the international community, led by the G20, moved in 2011 to find ways of managing volatility on international food commodity markets, the FAO informed.

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The Morung Express

ULFA to address Assam-Nagaland border conflict with centre Guwahati, OctOber 15 (tOa): The chairman of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa has declared that the outfit would strongly putupthematteroftheborder conflict between Assam and Nagaland in its next round of talks with the Union Government of India. The next rounds of lateral talks are going to start from November 5. Hestatedthattheongoing issue at Merapani at AssamNagaland border is a serious threat due to encroachers from Nagas into Assam soil and that they would take up the matter with the Government of India strongly, for a quick resolution. The ULFA chairman, currently on bail to facilitate the lateral talks between the outfit and the centre stated that they would do “anything to protect the identity of the indigenous people of Assam’ and even threatened to resort to take up arms once again, if the situation demands. However he also stated that the state governments have to show good interest to solve the issue, which is currently not done.

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Assam NGO supports Sharmila on AFSPA

imphal, OctOber 15 (NNN): In a significant development for human rights crusader Irom Chanu Sharmila who has been fasting for over a decade on the demand for repealing the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 from Manipur, a leading NGO of Assam will be observing the coming November 2, the remarkable day when she began her hunger strike movement, as "Sharmila Day." Sharmila will complete her fasting 11 years on that day. This was announced by Dr. Dilip Bora, Chairman, People’s Forum of Democracy ( PFD), a civil society organization based in Assam while speaking to the reporters at the office of the Human Rights Alert here on Saturday. A team of three members of the organization led by Bora has been camping here for the last three days seeking permission to meet Sharmila. "It is really unfortunate that the Government of Manipur has

Mentionable that Arabinda Rajkhowa had visited the sensitive Assam-Nagaland boundary on October 12 and interacted with local people, taking stock of the situation in the area. He had also revealed that he had been to the area several times earlier and recounted the days when he and his cadres had come to extend protection to the people during the 1985 June attack in the same location by Naga forces which killed over 100 policemen and civilians. The visit and statements of the ULFA chairman is seen symbolic and holds importance as the pro-talk ULFA leaders had met the leadership of NSCN (IM) last month in the NSCN headquarters to foster better ties between Assam and Nagaland. The NSCN (IM) is being often accused to have collaborated with the Naga Stated Armed Forces in encroaching land in Assam. It would be interesting for the people to watch how ULFA leaders, who were trained by the NSCN themselves takes up the matter with the Naga rebels in solving the long dispute.

imposed restrictions in meeting with Sharmila, who is an iconic figure of the Northeast", Bora lamented. "On the November 2, PFD will organize a sit-in-demonstration to show solidarity to the ‘iron lady’ across Assam and a 24-hour hunger strike will also be observed on that day in support of her struggle", he further informed. He said, "PFD has a target of collecting 50,000 signatures from students, social activists, etc." The organization will also collaborate with All India Secular Front and the civil society led by renown film actress Shabana Azmi from the mainland India to launch campaign in support of Sharmila." He further said that with the help of the two organizations, around 60 other civil organizations from all over the country would be asked to extend their support which in turn would launch signatures campaign for the same cause. "A petition along with the collected signatures will be

submitted to the Prime Minister and President after the campaign is completed", Dr. Bora added. He also said the PFD wants to launch a democratic agitation throughout the Northeast because the Centre never tries to understand the problems of the people in the region. The region has a lot of common issues, which other parts of the country do not have, Bora said and added that all these issues and problems will be highlighted to the Central Government. PFD was established with a common aim to fight against ‘black laws’ and ‘anti-democratic laws.’ Its aim is also to unite the Northeast people together, he asserted. He also promised that his organization will keep on supporting the Sharmila’s campaign from this moment though it is too late. Besides Dr. Dilip Bora,the PFD activists team included Rabi Ram Berma, Vice President, PFD, Sarat Kalita and Vivek Das, members.

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'Indo-Myanmar pact to tackle insurgency in NE' Guwahati, OctOber 15 (pti): Assam Chief MinisterTarunGogoitodaysaidthe Indo-Myanmar agreement would benefit the security of the north-eastern region by tackling the menace of insurgency in the area. "The accord between visiting Myanmar president Thein Sein and IndianPrimeMinisterManmohan Singh is good news for the north-east region from the security point of view", Gogoi told reporters here. "Insurgent outfits like ULFA, NSCN and other groups from the region have set up camps in Myanmar. Like Bangladesh did, we are now hopeful after the accord that Myanmar will also oust them from their territory for peace, security and stability in the region", Gogoi said. "Assam's uppermost tip Sadiya, adjacent Arunachal Pradesh and Myanmar are the bastion of the militants.

Manipur UGs observe Black Day; normal life crippled

imphal, OctOber 15 (NNN): Normal life in Manipur was crippled on Saturday due to the bandh call given by the Coordinating Committee of seven banned insurgent groups of the state to protest against the Shillong "Merger Agreement of 1949", which ultimately resulted in the merger of Manipur with the Indian Union. These underground organisations called it as Black Day. All shops and business establishments were shut down and vehicles including public transports and in-

ter-state bus services were off the roads. Schools and colleges were also remained closed. All the private and Government establishments were also paralyzed due to the strike that began in the passed midnight and ended at 5:30 pm Saturday. However, no untoward incidents were reported over the course of the strike on Saturday. The Coordination Committee comprising of Kangleipak Communist Party ( KCP), Kanglei Yaon Kanna Lup ( KYKL), People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (

PREPAK), PREPAK ( Pro), Revolutionary People’s front ( RPF), United National Liberation front ( UNLF and United People’s Party of Kangleipak ( UPPK) imposed the general strike showing dissension against the alleged deceptive and forceful merger of Manipur with the Indian Union. Meanwhile, copies of the Merger Agreement, Indian Constitution and the national flag were burnt by bandh supporters at various places in the valley districts as a mark of protest against the agreement, sources said.

NSUD cautions Ibobi’s Sadar Hills motive Case of human sacrifice

Dimapur, OctOber 15 (mexN): The Prime Minister of India urged to intervene and direct the state government of Manipur “to desist from impairing the already explosive situation obtaining in the present state of Manipur” through the State’s decision to create a “Sadar Hills direct” out of Naga areas. Naga Students’ Union of Delhi issued a copy of representation addressed to the Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh concerning the issue of Manipur government carving out a separate district from Naga areas.

The union denounced what it called the ‘arbitrary’ decision of Chief Minister of Manipur O Ibobi Singh “to recognised the demand made by the Sadar Hills District Demand Committee.” TheunionreferredtoaMemorandum of Understandings signed between the Government of Manipur (GoM) and the Nagas, with All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) in 1981, with Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) in 1992, with ANSAM and other Naga frontal organizations in 1998. These agreements must be honored by

the Manipur government, the union said. “Wherein the MoU of 1998 agreed to honour the 3 previous memorandum/agreements and stated ‘resolution to the conflict on the issue of Sadar Hills will be brought about through a consensus of the peoples concerned in the interest of bringing about lasting peace and harmony between the Nagas and Kukis’,” the NSUD said in its representation. According to the NSUD the “inept handling of the present crisis and biased attitude” demonstrated by the Government of Manipur is

Union flay abduction of YTC vice president Dimapur, OctOber 15 (mexN): Yimchungru Tribal Council (YTC) strongly condemned the abduction of its leader Shellumthong Yimchungru, vice president, YTC by unknown gunmen on 10th October 2011 at 7; 30 PM between Old Showuba and Naga United Village, with his official vehicle bearing registration NumberNL-07C-8472 (Mahindar Scorpio). According to the press release issued by president and Chairman YTC, M. Thesong and Yanba Showuba, it stated that, such demeaning act would create chaos and cynicism among the people in the society and termed the act as ‘uncivilized and unacceptable’. The YTC also appealed to the district administration, law enforcing agencies, various Naga political parties, NGO’s, civil societies and right thinking citizens of Nagaland, to condemn such cowardly act of the gunmen and subject them to stringent punishments so that the safety of the citizens are assured. Eastern Nagaland People Organization (ENPO) in another press release has condemned the abduction of Shellumthung Yimchunger. C.Sashi Naga in the note stated that the matter is very seriously viewed by ENPO and has urged the authority to arrest the culprits at the earliest and award punishment according to the law of the land.

TheAoSensoTelongjemDimapur(ASTD) alsocondemnedtheabduction.I.TemsuJamir, president, ASTD and N. Joseph Lemtur, general secretary, ASTD in another press note stated that the union regretted the fact that even the tribal leaders are not spared. They further pointed out that keeping in mind the ongoing peace process, all the Tribal Hohos should come together to put an end to such crimes from our Naga society. ASTD extended their sympathy to the victim and also requested the authority to nab the culprits at the earliest. President Hokiye Yepthomi and General secretary Temjen Jamir of Dimapur District Citizens forum (DDCF) has out rightly condemned the dastardly and criminal act of kidnapping, robbing and attempting on the life of Shelumthong Yimchungrii vice president Yimchungrii Tribal Council(YTC) who is an active member of the DDCF. Kamala Kanta Paul, press-secretary, DDCF, Dimapur stated in a press note that it is only by the grace of God that an innocent life had been saved. It further stated that the perpetrators of the ghastly act must be booked so that such elements are deterred from committing such heinous crimes. The forum also added that these crimes have become quite common and it is incumbent upon the keepers of the law to save their citizens from such onslaughts.

GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND

DIRECTORATE OF NEW & RENEWABLE ENERGY NAGALAND: KOHIMA

NO.DNRE/S&I (Hydro)/2010/1271

Dated Kohima the 14th Oct.2011

PUBLIC NOTICE

Applications are invited from individual/societies/communities/villages etc, regarding information of any hydro power potential (5 Kilo watt and above) in their respective area in Nagaland, which may be taken up by this Department for the benefit/utilization of local area/community/village(s). However, the above information should be based on the following criteria:1. The Hydro project area should be free from all land encumbrances. 2. The propose project should have a minimum water discharge of 5 ltrs per second at any time of the year. 3. The Head (height difference between water source and power house) should not be less than 50 meters. 4. The distance between the proposed Power House and village should not be more than 500 meters. Feasibility of the project will be determined after actual site visit made by the officials from this department .Applications should be addressed to the Director, Department of New & Renewable Energy, Old Industries office, Kohima, Nagaland, dully endorsed by the chairman of the village council on or before 15th Nov.2011. Interested party may obtain detail pre-information from this office during office working hour. (ER.T.S.ANGAMI) Director, New & Renewable Energy Nagaland: Kohima.

viewed by the Nagas “as an attempt to pit one community against the other and the state Cabinet’s decision to constitute a committee on the reorganization of administration and police district boundary to streamline administration of the state is not welcome by the Nagas.” ‘To avoid any controversy andunrestinthestateofManipur, such a demand should be made to rest by the communal governmentbyunderstanding the stand and the sentiments of the Nagas that it would impinge on the ancestral land of the Nagas,’ the union said.

in Tura to be probed

ShillONG, OctOber 15 (NNN): Shillong based forensic experts will arrive in Tura, West Garo Hills next week to add more teeth to the rigorous investigation undertaken by the state police into the alleged sacrifice of the seven year old boy Krishna Singh in Tura during the last Durga Puja celebration. While one more arrest has been made on the allege of human sacrifice case involving the seven years old Krishna Singh inside the Paharinagar BSF camp, the

West Garo Hills police are optimistic that the forensic team will further help them in the investigation process. “We hope that the forensic team will go a long way in helping the probe”, stated a Senior Police officer. The team will examine the place where the boy's body was recovered and area where the alleged sacrifice was suspected to have been made, besides making a meticulous readings on the surrounding areas and the other items recovered from the sites.

GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND

DIRECTORATE OF AGRICULTURE NAGALAND KOHIMA

NO.AGR/IETC/AET-6/2011-12 / 3706-08

AET INTERVIEW

Dated the 14th Oct ‘2011

Sub: - 2 (Two) years Agriculture Extension Training (AET) 2011-13 course for self-employment - Interview test on 27th & 28th October 2011 at IETC Medziphema

Inviting reference to the above, wherein, an advertisement was published by the undersigned in the local English dailies Vide. NO.AGR/IETC-6/2011-12/ dated Kohima the 4th Sept’ 2011, interview will be conducted at IETC/SAMETI Medziphema on 27th & 28th October 2011. Following Form No’s are declared eligible to appear for the interview test on the respective date and time indicated:1. 27th October 2011 from 9:00 A.M: Form No: - 12 to 409. 12,13,14,15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 24, 27, 29, 31, 34, 35, 36, 39, 41, 44, 45, 47, 52, 53, 54, 58, 59, 63, 64, 65, 66, 74, 76, 77, 81, 82, 83, 86, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 95, 96, 98, 99, 100, 104, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 118, 120, 123, 124, 125, 128, 131, 133, 135, 136, 137, 139, 140, 143, 144, 148, 149, 151, 152, 154, 155, 157, 161, 162, 164, 168, 169, 170, 171, 175, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 183, 184, 186, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 197,198, 200, 201, 202, 204, 206,207, 208,211, 212, 213, 216, 218, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 229, 230, 233, 235, 236, 241, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 251, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 262, 265, 269, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 277, 280, 285, 286, 287, 289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 295, 296, 297, 299, 300, 302, 303, 305, 307, 308, 309, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 319, 320, 321, 323, 325, 326, 328, 329, 330, 332, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 340, 342, 344, 345, 347, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 358, 359, 361, 362, 363, 364, 366, 367, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 375, 376, 381, 382, 383, 384, 386, 387, 389, 390, 392, 396, 398, 401, 402, 404, 405, 406, 407, 409. 2. 28th October 2011 from 8:30 A.M: Form No: - 410 to 810. 410, 413, 414, 417, 418, 419, 421, 422, 425, 426, 427, 428, 431, 432, 434, 436, 437, 439, 443, 445, 446, 448, 449, 451, 452, 453, 454, 456, 457, 462, 464, 467, 468, 470, 471, 472, 474, 475, 481, 482, 483, 485, 486, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492, 494, 495, 496, 497, 500, 501, 502, 503, 509, 513, 515, 516, 519, 521, 522, 525, 526, 527, 529, 531, 532, 533, 534, 535, 537, 541, 543, 544, 545, 546, 547, 548, 550, 551, 552, 558, 563, 565, 567, 569, 570, 571, 572, 574, 576, 581, 582, 583, 584, 585, 586, 589, 590, 591, 592, 593, 594, 595, 597, 600, 602, 603, 604, 605, 607, 608, 616, 617, 619, 621, 622, 623, 626, 627, 628, 629, 631, 632, 633, 635, 636, 637, 638, 639, 641, 642, 644, 646, 647, 648, 651, 652, 654, 655, 657, 658, 659, 662, 664, 665, 667, 668, 669, 670, 671, 672, 675, 676, 677, 678, 679, 680, 681, 686, 688, 689, 691, 692, 693, 695, 696, 697, 698, 699, 701, 704, 705, 706, 707, 708, 709, 713, 714, 716, 717, 718, 719, 721, 722, 728, 729, 732, 734, 735, 736, 737, 738, 739, 741, 747, 748, 751, 752, 754, 755, 756, 758, 759, 761, 762, 768, 769, 771, 772, 773, 774, 775, 776, 777, 778, 784, 785, 787, 788, 794, 795, 796, 797, 799, 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 808, 809, 810. Furthermore, names of the selected candidates/trainees will be notified in all the local dailies and the IETC Notice Board along with the admission notice/ commencement of classes etc. Note: 1. All documents will be re-verified with originals for which candidates should report by 8:00 A.M 2. No separate calling letter will be issued. 3. Eligible candidates will have to appear interview at their own expenses. 4. The Department/Interview Board reserves the right to disqualify any candidature if found undeserving for the course (A.Y. Ovung) Director of Agriculture Nagaland Kohima


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n a move aimed at placating the international community, Myanmar released over 200 of an estimated 2,000 political prisoners on Wednesday as part of a general amnesty. While few prominent political activists have been freed, the move begins to meet one of the United States' and European Union's top demands for normalizing relations and rolling back punitive economic and financial sanctions. On October 11, President Thein Sein announced a general amnesty for 6,359 prisoners with an emphasis on the sick, elderly and well-behaved. The announcement followed on an open letter written by the stateappointed National Human Rights Commission and published in state mouthpiece media calling for a pardon of prisoners of conscience who do not pose a threat to stability. The Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners Burma (AAPPB) confirmed late on Wednesday that at least 206 of those released were political prisoners. AAPPB was set up in 2000 by former political prisoners to document the plight of jailed activists, as well as to provide assistance to their families. In August 2011, the group listed by name and punishment 1,998 political prisoners on its website. More detainees are expected to be released in the weeks ahead. Among those released were members of several activist groups, including Generation Wave and the 88 Generation Students group, as well as members of the Aung San Suu Kyiled National League for Democracy (NLD) party. A number of Buddhist monks arrested for their involvement in the so-called "Saffron" revolution in 2007 and members of different armed ethnic groups were also freed. Among the first to be released was comedian Zarganar, a frequent critic of the regime through his biting comedic satire. He was arrested in 2008 for organizing deliveries of aid to victims of Cyclone Nargis, which left at least 140,000 dead, and criticizing the government's response. He was initially sentenced to 59 years in prison, but on appeal his term was reduced to 35 years. Prominent female activist, Su Su Nway, was also set free. She was arrested in 2007 and sentenced to 12 years in prison, later reduced to eight and a half years for hanging a banner near a hotel where United Nations Human Rights envoy Paulo Sergio Pinhero was then staying. She was a persistent thorn in the military's side, suing the government in 2005 for using forced labor and playing a prominent role in the 2007 protests. Prominent ethnic leader Major General Hso Ten was also confirmed as released. The 75-year-old ethnic Shan leader served as the chairman of the Shan State Peacekeeping Council and led the rebel Shan State ArmyNorth. He was arrested along with Hkun Tun Oo, chairman of the Shan National League for Democracy (SNLD), and six other Shan politicians who took part in a meeting with senior political leaders concerning the junta's planned transition to democracy in 2005. Hso Ten was sentenced to 106 years on charges of defamation, association with illegal parties and conspiracy against the state. At the time, the Shan State Army-North had a ceasefire agreement with the government. It has since lapsed. Most of the more prominent political detainees, however, have not been released and so far their names have not appeared on release lists. Among the most closely watched are former 1988 student activists Min Ko Naing and Ko Ko Gyi. Both served lengthy prison sentences for their involvement in the 1988 student protests that the military brutally suppressed. They later formed the 88 Generation Students group after their release from prison but were re-arrested for their roles in organizing the 2007 anti-government protests. They are now serving 65 year sentences. High-profile Buddhist monk, U Gambira, one of the core leaders of the 2007 "Saffron" revolution demonstrations, is also still be-

Small step to freedom in Myanmar Family members of Myanmar prisoners wait outside Insein Prison in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar freed an outspoken critic and a major ethnic rebel as it began releasing 6,300 convicts Wednesday in its latest liberalizing move, but kept several political detainees behind bars, dampening hopes for a broader amnesty. (AP Photo)

hind bars despite initial reports he had been set free. Although disrobed in prison, he has continued to live and behave as a Buddhist ascetic in detention. He was sentenced to 68 years, including 12 years hard labor, for his role in protesting against the government. Others still detained on political charges include pro-democracy campaigners, ethnic activists, journalists, monks and lawyers. Most were arrested and sentenced under Myanmar's vague and arbitrary laws related to upholding security and public order. The number of political prisoners nearly doubled during the crackdown that followed the 2007 demonstrations. The government has consistently denied it holds any political prisoners. The government and its security forces are accused of using torture and other forms of abusive coercion during interrogations. Prison conditions in Myanmar are abysmal, with several human-rights reports citing the lack of medical care, food, water and proper sanitary conditions. Political prisoners are frequently transferred to prisons far from their families. In Myanmar's under-funded prisons, family visits are important for supplementing a detainee's medical and food needs. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) resumed monitoring Myanmar's prison conditions in July. The ICRC had suspended its prison visits in January 2006, saying it was unable to fulfill its independent and impartial mandate due to government interference. The military regime ordered ICRC's field offices closed in October of that year. Prisoners as pawns The amnesty and release notably comes

two days after US Assistant Secretary of State for Asia and the Pacific Kurt Campbell said that "dramatic developments" had taken place in Myanmar while speaking at a Bangkok seminar. He also hinted at a possible softening in Washington's stance towards the regime, which could eventually include an easing of sanctions. "We will match their steps with comparable steps," Campbell said. United States economic and financial sanctions are not easily repealed and Naypyidaw will likely have to implement deeper reforms to have them removed altogether. However, a substantial release of political prisoners will embolden the vocal, pro-business anti-sanctions lobby and put considerably more pressure on lawmakers to re-evaluate Washington's stance on Myanmar. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has so far been muted on the release, but analysts expect it to influence its decision on whether to approve Myanmar's tenure as the grouping's chairman in 2014. Myanmar's government requested to be allowed to assume the chairmanship two years early, a move that showed clearly the new government's desire for international legitimacy. Human-rights groups, however, are not yet ready to let Naypyidaw off the hook. Both Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch called on the government to immediately and unconditionally release all remaining prisoners of conscience. HRW also called for a revision of the country's laws designed specifically to stifle political dissent. Both groups back the creation of a United Nations-led Commission of Inquiry into human rights abuses perpetuated under decades of unaccountable military rule. Myanmar's new government has earned

praise for its reformist posture, which has surprised many observers with its speed and extent. Since the government's inauguration in March, it has begun a dialogue with Suu Kyi, including a meeting with President Thein Sein, allowed for greater press freedom and, just last week, suspended a controversial hydropower development project backed by China. Yet the release of political prisoners may be the clearest sign yet of substantive change in the country. The release marks an abrupt policy shift. At the UN Human Rights Council in January, Myanmar officials denied holding any prisoners on political charges. In August, Home Affairs Minister Lieutenant General Ko Ko reportedly told the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Myanmar Tomas Ojea Quintana that over 100 prisoners who claimed to be political detainees had actually committed criminal offenses. Government officials also told the UN envoy that the release would result in social unrest. The state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper quoted Upper House Speaker Khin Aung Myint as telling Quintana that political prisoners would be released when it was certain they would not disrupt the "nation's peace and stability". In the same month, several parliamentarians, including from the bloc of military appointees who make up 25% of parliament, raised the issue of a sweeping prisoner amnesty in the Lower House. Significantly, the movement appeared to be led by former junta No 3 and current Speaker of the Lower House, Shwe Mann. Military appointees to parliament may have been seeking the release of fellow military officers, including former intelligence officials imprisoned dur-

ing a purge in 2004 that resulted in the house arrest of former military intelligence chief and prime minister Khin Nyunt. Other observers are less convinced that lasting change is on the cards. They point to previous episodes of seeming reform that were reversed once Myanmar got what it wanted from the international community or critical attention was diverted elsewhere. Indeed, prisoner releases are nothing new in Myanmar. The previous ruling military junta granted mass amnesties, although few political detainees were included. These include a recent release of 14,578 prisoners that included only 55 political prisoners. Often the releases were accompanied by quiet campaigns to arrest other activists either during or immediately after the much-publicized release. Opposition leader and former political prisoner Suu Kyi welcomed the news of the releases at a gathering for former political prisoners in Yangon. At the same time, she urged Thein Sein's government to go further. "The freedom of each individual is invaluable, but I wish that all political prisoners would be released," she said to reporters. Released last November, Suu Kyi was held under house arrest for 15 of the past 21 years. With that record of repression and broken promises, Myanmar's government still has a long way to go before it convinces the international community and its own citizens that it is sincere about genuine democratic change. Wednesday's release of 200 political prisoners has been received as a welcome first step, but there will be substantial pressure for the US and European Union to maintain their punitive sanctions until all political detainees are set free and their democratic rights guaranteed.

Richard Gere in Tune With Others

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Cathy Horyn | Source: IHT

HE actor Richard Gere is selling his guitar collection at Christie’s, and unless you’re up on your Gere facts, you probably didn’t know that he has more than 100 guitars, rare stuff. But somehow this is not surprising. Mr. Gere has been a contented square peg in a shrinking round hole for most of his 35 years in the public eye, a Buddhist and a hunk, a movie star and widely involved activist who has lately added hotelier to his projects. On a rainy September morning I met Mr. Gere at the Bedford Post, the inn he and his wife, Carey Lowell, opened near their home in Bedford, N.Y., tastefully restoring an 18th-century eyesore and adding a casual restaurant and a yoga studio. Originally our date was for 12:30 p.m., but two last-minute e-mails from his publicist had brought me to this lush corner of Westchester County earlier. Anyway, I knew from my research that time was elastic for the actor, though apparently not from star arrogance nor a sudden urge to meditate. And he could disappear. Kerry Keane, the director of musical instruments at Christie’s, had told me when I went to see the Gere guitars — a strange experience as beat-up cases were brought down from shelves and opened to reveal pre-World War I Martins of surprising modernity — that Mr. Gere would use guitar shops near a movie location as places to hide out. His guitar-buying period began when he was a teenager in Syracuse with a Harmony and a Silvertone electric, a model sold through Sears, and ended, more or less, in the late

90s. He had 150 guitars. “He suddenly realized he had a great collection that’s pretty encyclopedic of American guitar-making,” Mr. Keane said, recalling his initial visit to Mr. Gere’s home. “They were everywhere. He’s got a beautiful music room overlooking a lake. There’s a huge Steinway in there. When I walked in, you had to walk over guitars. They were on Stickley settees, on stands.” I planted myself at a table near the front to wait for him. The restaurant was filling up. Then he came in, dressed in a dark fleece pullover and jeans, and looking younger than recent pictures suggest. Or maybe he’d just had a haircut, with its reverse-gravity effects. Glancing around, Mr. Gere rightly sensed the noise level might be intrusive and suggested we go upstairs to a small private dining room, leading the way. When menus were produced and I noted the hamburger, he said, in a confident clip I felt I had heard before: “The best in the world. I keep hearing this as I travel around, ‘You have the best hamburger in the world.’ ” He ordered a quinoa salad followed by steamed mussels. We live with movie stars, or rather we live with their gestures and the haunting or longing they produce, and the man before me, now 62, has created some memorable ones that endure, in part, for a certain physicality. There is the Richard Gere with the cocky, ball-of-the-foot walk verging to a hustler’s roll (Zack Mayo in “An Officer and a Gentleman”). There is the Gere with the velvet, don’t-forget-me-eyes (Jack in “Sommersby” before he gets the noose). And there is the Gere with the sardonic laugh or snort. All of these gestures were present to some small degree that day, but a

far more dominant impression is how remarkably still a presence he is. He also listens to what you are saying, he will occasionally attack a comment or question with the precision of someone with a large toolbox, and he never drops eye contact. We got to talking about “Arbitrage,” a movie he made with the director Nicholas Jarecki that will be released next year and includes an unexpected appearance by Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair. Mr. Gere didn’t want me to reveal Mr. Carter’s role in the film — about a Wall Streeter who crosses the line — but it seemed an inspired bit of casting. “He’s terrific in it,” Mr. Gere said. “Well, he’s very real. Movie acting is primarily listening. If you’re really engaged, that’s all a movie audience wants to see is you processing what’s happening in your world. And he was great.” Although risk-taking and deception serve as a backdrop for “Arbitrage,” Mr. Gere’s character is not a Madoff type. “I don’t find him that interesting because he was psychotic,” he said. “I find it more interesting the people around him who were sucked in.” He added that the story will resonate with the lies people tell themselves, if they could see their behavior on a replayed tape. “We all go up to the edge,” he said. “Maybe we shouldn’t have said that or done that. And we do it almost every day. I think we respond to ourselves and other people when they’re able to be honest. We respond even more to people who can do that, and still be generous, compassionate and skillful. Right?” I brought up the guitars with Mr. Gere, who was trained in the trumpet, and he responded with an elaborate story about buying a 1901 Martin with an unusual mother-of-pearl inlay from a crazy woman in the parking lot

at midnight. “It was barely playable, this guitar, but it was just beautiful,” he said. I asked him what he meant by “barely.” “The action was high,” he said. “I don’t know if you’ve ever played guitar.” “Yeah, when I was 10,” I said. “I learned from a girl named Tinker Harris. Of course, the first song I learned was ‘Blowing in the Wind.’ Everybody played Bob Dylan.” Mr. Gere let out a huge laugh. “You had to play Bob.” “So why are you selling them?” I asked. “It was my wife, basically,” Mr. Gere said. “She said: ‘Look, get them out of here. I’m getting tired of seeing them.’ ” Mr. Gere smiled understandingly. “Look, before I had 150 guitars, I would take them out and play them,” he said. “Each one has its own voice, its own thing. And we’d say hello to each other.” “Did you keep any?” I asked. “Oh, yeah,” he said with a twinkle. One guitar he has had since he was 17. “It’s a little warped now,” he said. “I wouldn’t give that up, unless it was for stupid money and I could build another hospital with it. But it’s probably of no value to anyone else, but, to me, absolutely. I kind of invented myself with that guitar around.” In 1991, he started the Gere Foundation, to finance human rights and cultural survival programs like those on behalf of the Tibetan people and also, more recently, H.I.V.-AIDS education in India and disaster relief. The estimated $1 million from the guitar sale will go toward such causes. Mr. Gere is often asked about the roots of his activism, given that he was a young Hollywood stud at the time — conveyed with frank self-awareness in the 1978 portrait that Herb Ritts took in a San Bernardino, Calif., garage when the two of them stopped

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to fix a flat. He rejects the suggestion — or, actually, the limited perspective — that his involvement was founded in disgust for big bad Hollywood. (“That’s such a low level of moral commentary,” he told me with a weary look.) He said the concern began in the late ’60s, in college, when the Unitarian church bell in Amherst, Mass., would announce an anti-war demonstration. “Somehow, the buses were there,” he said. Later, when that air of protest evaporated, he said, “I figured, well, I’ve got to start organizing this. I also realized I could make some money and put it on the table.” Just then there was a tap at the door, and it slid open. “Sorry to interrupt,” said Ms. Lowell, a tall woman in jeans and a white shirt, as she entered with the couple’s 11-year-old son, Homer. Mr. Gere jumped up and said, “This is my wife, Carey, and my son.” They were going to a school orientation, and he was supposed to join them. Her husband checked the time,

something I sensed he did often and irrelevantly. “Why don’t we meet you there,” Ms. Lowell told him, and she and Homer left. The thing is, you could gab all afternoon with Mr. Gere. He spoke for a bit about his Buddhist teachers, about fatherhood, but I felt the constraints of time and the limits of perspective, and so I asked him about something concrete. I asked him about the Ritts portrait. It showed the actor in a muscle shirt and jeans, a cigarette on his lips and his arms raised behind his head. He looked surprised. “That picture is iconic to others, but it’s not iconic to me,” he said. “I can appreciate that it is. Look, the Getty is doing a major exhibit of Herb’s work and they asked if they could use that. I said, ‘Sure.’ I gave a copy to Carey. But, again, it’s not iconic to me. What’s more interesting to me is that he was my friend. I’ll start crying if I think about him. That was a moment of great ease and friendship. That’s what I see. It’s not outside of us, it was inside of us.”

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THE MORUNG EXPRESS

16 october 2011

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FAITH LEAF

INSPIRATIONAL STORIES, MESSAGES, POEMS & SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES

A Christian Perspective on Marriage ChoosinG A MArriAGe PArtner

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ill I get goosebumps when the right person comes along? How hard should I be looking? What kind of person does God want for me? What if Mom and Dad or my friends don’t like the person I think is right? Does it make much difference if we aren’t both believers in Christ? What about you? Are you getting more and more interested in someone but unsure if that one is marriage material? Or are you longing to be married but not getting any attention? Whatever your situation, you’ll want to read what this booklet has to say. It offers biblical principles to guide you through the heart-tugging decisions involved in finding a marriage partner. A Perfect Match Matchmaker, Matchmaker, make me a match; Find me a find, catch me a catch. Matchmaker, Matchmaker, look through your book , And make me a perfect match. -- from Fiddler on the Roof

Nobody likes to be forced into a relationship. Being “set up” for a date, or being continually hounded about one’s romantic life by sincere but overbearing family members and friends can be unsettling, to say the least. And even though a person may want to be married someday, the often awkward process of finding the right person can seem to be more bother than it’s worth. Add to that the risk of making a life-altering mistake, and the decision-making process can be paralyzing. In many parts of the world, a single person does not have a choice about who to marry. Marriages are arranged by the family (usually the father), and brides are treated much like family property. The popular musical Fiddler on the Roof depicted three young Jewish girls who were afraid of becoming the unwilling partners in arranged marriages to men in Anatevka, their small Russian village. They sang of hope that the matchmaker would make them “a perfect match,” but later in the same song they told the matchmaker not to rush, please! As the story progressed, they worked to change the attitude of their father, Tevye, toward marriage selection. Although the matchmaker was still very active in Anatevka, and even though the fathers were a powerful force in the family, Tevye’s daughters managed to talk him into giving them permission to marry the boys they loved--except for one daughter who insisted on marrying a young man outside of the family’s faith. Attitudes toward marriage continue to change. In highly mobile, urbanized cultures where family clans are not the chief forces (and fathers do not reign like kings), the decision-making process of bride and groom selection has shifted to the individual preference of the single people involved, though usually with the desire for family approval. But this has not always meant that the single person has made better decisions. Single young people and divorced or widowed older people are all capable of getting married for the wrong reasons. A young person might enter marriage on the basis of romantic feelings alone--or only cold facts. A divorced person might remarry without having learned from the mistakes of the past-only to marry the wrong kind of person for the wrong reasons. Or a widowed person who feels desperately alone might rush into a new relationship and marry--only to regret it later The Bible offers helpful principles that apply to young or old, first-time marriages or second marriages, arranged marriages or romantically induced ones. Whoever does the deciding should consider the issues that will be discussed in this booklet. How can I know who to marry? She was young and beautiful, and had grown up in a small town. He was wealthy, an only child, 40 years old, and worked his father’s livestock business. Their homes were separated by more than 400 miles, and their eyes had never met before the day they became man and wife. An old man, a long-time employee of the groom’s father, acted as a matchmaker. On the day he arrived in the young woman’s town, he walked up to her, asked her a few questions, talked to her relatives, and then knew that she was the one to marry his employer’s son. This old man “popped the question” to her father and then made arrangements to take her back for the marriage--and she willingly went! The bride and groom were Rebekah and Isaac. The Genesis 24 account of what led up to their marriage offers an unusual example of how God can lead two people together. Although it would probably be inappropriate to try to follow every detail of their example today, the fascinating account of Abraham’s matchmaking activity presents several sound principles that can be applied to how we decide who to marry in our day and in our culture. In this study, therefore, we will refer to the story of Isaac and Rebekah. In fact, before you read any further, it would be well for you to open your Bible and read Genesis 24, looking for principles that could be applied today. In order to get a complete picture of how we are to know who to marry, we will look to other parts of the Bible as well, and we will organize our findings under the following headings (1) Choose a Believer, (2) Trust God, (3) Consider Character, (4) Use Wisdom, (5) Think Ahead. What Other Practical Items Should We Consider Today? In addition to the four guidelines just mentioned, we should consider the follow-

Creation of Man and Woman and God’s plan for them to be together

Genesis 1: 27 So God created man in his ored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, own image, in the image of God he created for God will judge the adulterer and all the Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. sexually immoral. him; male and female he created them. Genesis 2: 20b -23 But for Adam no suit- Luke - Chapter 16:10 Whoever can be 1 Cor 13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind. able helper was found. So the LORD God trusted with very little can also be trusted It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; with much, and whoever is dishonest with proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, and while he was sleeping, he took one of very little will also be dishonest with much. it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman Proverbs - Chapter 20:6 Many a man pro- rejoices with the truth. It always protects, from the rib he had taken out of the man, claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. and he brought her to the man. The man man who can find? said, “This is now bone of my bones and Proverbs - Chapter 5:20-21 Why be cap- 1 Cor 13:13 And now these three remain: flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘wom- tivated, my son, by an adulteress? Why em- faith, hope and love. But the greatest of an’, for she was taken out of man.” brace the bosom of another man’s wife? For these is love. Genesis 2: 24 For this reason a man will a man’s ways are in full view of the Lord, Col 3:12-14 Therefore, as God’s chosen leave his father and mother and be united and he examines all his paths. people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourto his wife, and they will become one flesh. Proverbs - Chapter 6:23-29 For these com- selves with compassion, kindness, humilmands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and ity, gentleness and patience. Bear with each Mark 10:6-9 “But at the beginning of crethe corrections of discipline are the way to other and forgive whatever grievances you ation God ‘made them male and female.For life, keeping you from the immoral woman, may have against one another. Forgive as this reason a man will leave his father and from the smooth tongue of the wayward the Lord forgave you. And over all these virmother and be united to his wife, and the wife. Do not lust in your heart after her beau- tues put on love, which binds them all totwo will become one flesh. So they are no ty or let her captivate you with her eyes, for gether in perfect unity. longer two, but one. Therefore what God the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, has joined together, let man not separate.” and the adulteress preys upon your very life. On Submission Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his Ephesians 5:21-31 Submit to one another UNTIL DEATH DO US PART Romans 7:2 For example, by law a married clothes being burned? Can a man walk on hot out of reverence for Christ. woman is bound to her husband as long as coals without his feet being scorched? So is he Wives, submit to your husbands as to he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is re- who sleeps with another man’s wife; no one the Lord. For the husband is the head of who touches her will go unpunished. leased from the law of marriage. the wife as Christ is the head of the church, Ruth - Chapter 1:16-17 But Ruth replied Ephesians - Chapter 5:3 But among you his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back there must not be even a hint of sexual the church submits to Christ, so also wives from you. Where you go, I will go and where immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or should submit to their husbands in everyyou stay I will stay. Your people will be my of greed, because these are improper for thing. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up people and your God my God. Where you die God’s holy people. I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Matthew - Chapter 5:27-28 You have for her to make her holy, cleansing her by Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if heard that it was said, “Do not commit the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant anything but death separates you and me.” adultery.” But I tell you that anyone who church, without stain or wrinkle or any looks at a woman lustfully has already comFirst Corinthians - Chapter 7:10-11 To other blemish, but holy and blameless. In the married I give this command (not I, but mitted adultery with her in his heart. this same way, husbands ought to love their the Lord): A wife must not separate from wives as their own bodies. He who loves his her husband. But if she does, she must re- First Corinthians - Chapter 6:18-20 wife loves himself. After all, no one ever Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins main unmarried or else be reconciled to hated his own body, but he feeds and cares her husband. And a husband must not di- a man commits are outside his body, but he for it, just as Christ does the church-- for we who sins sexually sins against his own body. vorce his wife. are members of his body. “For this reason a Do you not know that your body is a temple man will leave his father and mother and be First Corinthians - Chapter 7:39 A wom- of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you united to his wife, and the two will become an is bound to her husband as long as he have received from God? You are not your one flesh.” lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to own; You were bought at a price. Therefore marry anyone she wishes, but he must be- honor God with your body. Col 3:18-19 long to the Lord. Wives, submit to your husbands, as is ON LOVE Romans 12:10b Honor one another above fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your ON FAITHFULNESS wives and do not be harsh with them. Hebrews 13:4 Marriage should be hon- yourselves. ing: Study the family. How a person gets along with parents and brothers and sisters will tell you volumes about his character. A son who “mistreats his father and chases away his mother is a son who causes shame and brings reproach” (Proverbs 19:26). A person who honors his father and mother (Ephesians 6:2-3) enjoys the favor of the Lord. Such a person shows the kind of character that we should want in a mate. How do his or her parents relate to one another? You can be sure that their example has left a deep impression on your future mate. And by the way, don’t forget to study your own family life and your parents’ marriage example. What you’ve observed may or may not be the type of marriage that God wants you to imitate. Don’t rush! Make sure you know yourself and the other person well enough to be certain that you are right for each other and ready for a lifetime relationship (Proverbs 19:2; 29:20). Love at first sight is a myth. The only thing you can catch at first sight is a superficial attraction--or a cold. Love takes time to grow and develop. Should I consider marrying someone from another race? The Old Testament regulations that Jews were to marry only within the Jewish race were intended to keep Israel from close associations with their idolatrous neighbors whom the Lord wanted destroyed. The purity of the race was also important because of God’s plan for Israel as a unique nation, the race through whom the promised Redeemer would come. The racial distinctions, therefore, were primarily spiritual distinctions. And the New Testament does not promote a separation of the races. So, no biblical reason exists for prohibiting marriages across racial lines today. But a word of caution is needed. From a practical standpoint, you must consider the differences not merely of skin color but, more important, cultural backgrounds and even social acceptability. You and your marriage partner need to be able to relate to one another on many levels. Be sure that you can overcome whatever cultural barriers may be there, and be sure that you are ready and willing to endure any social stigma that you or your children may face. Prejudice against interracial marriages is an ugly reality we all have to come to grips with. So, caution and careful evaluation are needed. What if my parents don’t approve? Do you have to follow their wishes? If you want to keep peace in the family you do! But if you are old enough to make a mature and responsible decision, and you think that you are making the right choice, what then? Whatever you do, don’t neglect to show honor for your parents (Ephesians 6:2-3) even when you disagree with them. Give them time to see your perspective. Talk it out with them. Find out exactly why they

don’t want you to marry so-and-so. It could be that they sense a serious character flaw or some other problem that you are not aware of. Give them the benefit of the doubt for a while. Don’t overreact. Ask the Lord to help you and your parents to see the issues clearly. Affirm your love and respect for them. Your pastor and others may be able to give you objective counsel about what to do. It could be that your parents are being unreasonable, but do all you can to preserve your relationship with them. Try to win their approval, but don’t try to force it out of them. The person you want to marry should be able to understand and wait for a while. Only as a last resort, after you have carefully and prayerfully examined your motives, your readiness for marriage, your compatibility, and your love, should you ever bypass your parents’ wishes. How much freedom do I have to choose? Is there only one person in the world who is right for you, or do you have several options that would please God? This is another issue that isn’t so easy to answer because we get into the matter of God’s sovereignty and our free will--and that’s beyond human comprehension. We can be sure, however, that God is in control and that He has given us freedom. That freedom includes the ability to make mistakes--both innocent ones and sinful ones. Instead of sitting around and fretting about whether or not we are selecting the one person in the world God planned for us to marry, we would be better off living in continual dependence on the Lord, trusting Him to bring us to the person who is right for us. Thinking It Over. What can keep us from using our heads before getting married? What practical issues mentioned in this chapter are essential to a happy marriage? What makes you a practical choice for someone to want to marry you? What practical reasons would a person have for not wanting to marry you?

fail to address the issues properly and live in conflict, ignore the problem and hope it goes away, or else they decide to end the marriage. That’s why it’s so important for those who are contemplating marriage to think ahead to what they’re getting into. What did Rebekah and Isaac think they were getting into? Genesis 24 doesn’t tell us much about this. We have to assume that they, like Abraham, knew what had been passed down to them from the first marriage in the Garden of Eden. And they had watched their God-fearing parents respect the Lord’s plan for marriage. Isaac must have known, for example, that marriage had strong spiritual implications--he knew that his wife was not to be a pagan idolater but someone who was spiritually compatible and who would join him in preserving the faith and passing it on to the next generation (24:1-7). For the 37 years before his mother had died, Isaac had observed his parents’ relationship.

What is God’s view of marriage? God designed marriage to be the closest and best of all human relationships. A man and woman were created to complement one another’s physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs and abilities in the special relationship we call marriage (Genesis 2:18-25). Their union was to be more than merely a sexual act, it was to be a union of purpose, hearts, and souls. Your selection of a marriage partner must be someone who will complement your needs, and someone whose needs you can joyfully fulfill. God conducted the first marriage ceremony, and He has been involved in every ceremony since then. Jesus referred to the creation account of Adam and Eve and the one-flesh union of man and wife, and then He said, “Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate” (Matthew 19:6). God clearly has made known his hatred for divorce (Malachi 2:16). New Testament passages like Ephesians 5 extol the sacredness Think Ahead of the marriage relationship and the need for Would you dive headfirst into a lake with- husband and wife to give each other their all. out learning first how deep and how warm (or cold) the water was? Would you buy a house What are the responsibilities of the or agree to rent an apartment without check- husband and the wife? Contrary to some ing it out first? Would you accept a job if you opinion, marriage is not a master-slave redidn’t know what you would be doing, how lationship. And contrary to the pattern of much you would be paid, what kinds of ben- some existing marriages, it is not supposed efits you would receive, or what the working to be an adversarial relationship either. The conditions were? Only if you tended to act on following are two key marital responsibiliimpulse or if you were very desperate, right? ties: (a) Sexual faithfulness (Exodus 20:14, The same is true in marriage. Few peo- Galatians 5:19). This is faithfulness in both ple decide to get married without some idea action and attitude (Mt. 5:27-28). Husband of what they are getting into. The problem, and wife are to have eyes and thoughts only though, is that too often they have less than a for each other. (b) Distinctive roles (1 Corbiblical view of marriage in mind, or they na- inthians 11:3-16; Ephesians 5:22-33; Colosively expect the romance to continue with- sians 3:18-19; 1 Tim. 3:4,12; Titus 2:4-5; 1 out a glitch, or they merely continue to du- Peter 3:1-7). Just as within the Trinity, the plicate the less-than-ideal marriage patterns Father, Son, and Spirit are equal but have they observed as they grew up. As a result, different roles, so too the husband and wife when problems arise in the marriage, they are given different roles by God.

The husband is to provide loving leadership (1 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 5:23,25,28; Colossians 3:19). He is to do all he can to understand his wife’s needs and treat her with tender respect (1 Peter 3:7). The wife is to provide loving help to the husband and family (Genesis 2:18; Ephesians 5:22; Colossians 3:18; Titus 2:4-5; 1 Peter 3:1). It is popular in some cultures today for the distinctive roles of husband and wife to be discarded as sexist and outdated stereotypes, which no longer apply in our modern, enlightened world. The problem with that view is that God created men and women with different biological and relational roles. And the Bible gives no indication that God’s created distinctives should be ignored or glossed over. No one said it would be easy! Love takes a lot of work. A person who goes into marriage with the notion that life will be total romantic bliss has a rude awakening ahead. Most people are more realistic, but their expectations still exceed the reality that they encounter.

How important should sex be? Your sexual relationship is an expression of the intimate relationship of body and soul that you and your spouse will share. The sex drive is a powerful force; because of that, God designed marriage as the place where that drive is fulfilled (Hebrews 13:4). First Corinthians 7:2 and 9 tell us that the desire for sexual fulfillment is one good reason to get married. Granted, more ought to be involved, but the sexual attractiveness will be there, and the sexual relationship should be enjoyed unreservedly (Proverbs 5:15-19). A husband and wife are to recognize that they have a duty of providing sexual satisfaction to their mate (1 Corinthians 7:3-5). Is premarital counseling necessary? Maybe not necessary, but couples have found it to be very helpful. Some people have gotten enough good, sound biblical counsel from their parents as they have grown up, and they’ve seen good marriages in action, so for them extensive counseling probably isn’t necessary. Many pastors insist on counseling sessions with every couple they marry, and that’s a good idea. At the very least, a couple needs to understand what marriage is all about, how to handle disagreements, how to handle their roles, how to relate to each other sexually, and how to build one another up spiritually. And good premarital counseling paves the way for later counseling if problems arise in the marriage. Thinking It Over. Why do the responsibilities of marriage scare some people? How does society today view commitment in marriage? What kind of good and bad marriages did you observe in your family and friends as you grew up? How will you make sure that your marriage honors the Lord? Is It Love? How do you know if you’re in love? True love is more than a sensation--though you may feel on top of the world when you are with the one you love. But feelings can lead you up on a mountain one day and down in a valley the next. The kind of love we need in order to enter a marriage fully prepared, “for better or worse, for richer or poorer... till death us do part,” is a love that is self-sacrificing--a giving of oneself for the sake of the other. No one on this earth (except Jesus) has ever exhibited perfect love, but what we desire is the most perfect expression of love that is possible. Substitute your name and the name of the person you’re considering for marriage in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 wherever the word love occurs. See how you measure up to the biblical pattern. ________ is patient. ________ is kind. ________ is not jealous. ________ is not boastful. ________ is not arrogant. ________ is not rude. ________ is not self-seeking. ________ is not easily angered. ________ does not hold grudges. ________ does not delight in evil. ________ rejoices in the truth. ________ protects. ________ trusts. ________ hopes. ________ perseveres. I Do “I do” --two little words with awesome implications. In a wedding ceremony, the words “I do” represent a man and woman’s willingness to enter into a special relationship and to promise their love and devotion to each other--for a lifetime. It’s not a relationship to be taken lightly or to be entered into hastily. The man and the woman need to be convinced that they are spiritually compatible, right and good for each other, and ready for the challenges of married life. Before a person says “I do,” however, another wedding should have taken place. No, I’m not advocating bigamy, nor am I encouraging divorce and remarriage. The marriage I’m referring to is a spiritual one--the joining of our hearts with God’s. Have you ever said “I do” to the Lord? Have you recognized that God has offered you a proposal of forgiveness of sin and the enjoyment of life with Him for now and eternity? The conditions of this marriage are quite simple. Just say “I do” to God--tell Him that you admit your need of forgiveness (Rom. 3:23) and accept the free gift of eternal life that Jesus Christ died on the cross to buy for you. If you’ve done that, you have taken the first all-important step in finding the person who will walk with you and Jesus Christ. (Source: RBC Ministries)


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Sunday 16 October 2011

The Morung Express

Yeddy surrenders, sent to jail

karnataka, OctOber 15 (agencieS): Facing imminent arrest, former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today surrendered before a Lokayukta court here and was sent to judicial custody till October 22 after he was issued an arrest warrant in connection with alleged land scams. On a day of high drama, the 68-year-old BJP leader, who resigned as chief minister on July 31 inthewakeofhisindictmentbytheLokayukta in illegal mining scam, turned up in the court even as a team of police officials went to his house for arresting him. Yeddyurappa is the first former Karnataka chief minister to go to jail, and the development has come as a major embarrassment to BJP whose leader L K Advani is on a countrywide campaign against corruption. Significantly, Karnataka, where Yeddyurappa had headed the first BJP government in the South, does not figure in Advani’s campaign yatra. Acting on a complaint by two lawyers against Yeddyurappa for alleged irregularities in denotification of lands during his tenure as chief minister, special Lokayukta judge N K Sudhindra Rao rejected his bail application. The former chief minister had failed to appear before the court while his sons B Y Raghavendra, MP, and B Y Vijendra as also his son-in-law Sohan Kumar appeared in the court and got bail. The judge remanded Yeddyurappa to judicial custody till October 22. His lawyer M B Naik had earlier said that they would challenge the Lokayukta court order in the High Court. Another accused, former minister S N Krishnaiah Setty, was also remanded to judicial custody till October 22 by the judge who also granted bail BJP MLA Hem-

We will support Yeddyurappa legally, but no tolerence towards graft: BJP neW delhi, OctOber 15 (pti): On the backfoot following former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa’s arrest in a corruption case against him, BJP Saturday said it would support their leader legally but would adopt no tolerance towards graft. “It is a legal issue. We will certainly fight the issue legally. We will be there legally but BJP will adopt zero tolerance towards corruption,” Party spokesman JP Nadda told reporters here. He said the moment Yeddyurappa’s name appeared in the Lok Ayukta report the party decided to seek his resignation on moral grounds. BJP also attacked Congress accusing it of having no moral right to talk or comment on the issue of corruption as it was “deeply

achandra Sagar and 10 others in the case. Rejecting the bail pleas of Yeddyurappa and Setty on the grounds of gravity of their offence, the court said the involvement of both in the alleged irregularities in denotification of lands was ‘all-pervading’. It said since they were powerful and influential people, they could put pressure on the witnesses and tamper with evidence. Earlier, reading out his order in a packedcourt,thejudgesaidhehasrejected the bail pleas of Yeddyurappa and Setty but allowed those of 14 others. Shortly after Yeddyurappa surrendered, a Lokayukta police team, headed by its Deputy Superintendent of Police Prasanna Raju, escorted him to Parappana Agra-

Choose arms or dialogue in 7 days, Mamata to Maoists

Jhargram (WeSt bengal), OctOber 15 (ianS): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday gave a seven-day ultimatum to Maoist rebels in the state to choose between dialogue and arms, while she announced a slew of infrastructure and development projects for the Junglemahal region. Asserting that politics of murder and negotiations cannot go together, Banerjee said that soon after coming to power in the state in May, her government initiated a peace process but the ultras did not stop bloodshed. “We have started the peace process. There has been no joint security forces’ operation for the last four months. We thought that will help. But we saw murders. Why? We say we want peace. “In democracy negations can always continue. We are not in favour of stopping negotiations. But you have to leave arms. Stop threatening the people,” Banerjee said, talking

tough. “I am giving you seven days’ time. Think over this. If you want a peaceful solution to the problem, no issues. We want the doors of negotiations to be open. This is a last chance. Bloodshed and negotiations cannot go together,” the chief minister said addressing a rally at the Jhargram stadium of West Midnapore district. She called upon the people of the area to join forces against the Maoists. “People should come forward and rally against them (Maoists). They come from outside, use supari killers to murder people. They only make money at the point of the gun.” Banerjee, who was on her second visit to junglemahal (the forested areas in West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia districts where Maoists are active) since coming to power, laid the foundation of a Rs.170 cr river bridge project over Subarnarekha, a road connecting Netai and Lalgarh.

Learn from India, put economics in foreign policy neW YOrk, OctOber 15 (ianS): The United States should take a cue from the leaders of emerging powers like India and Brazil who put economics at the centre of their foreign policies, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged policymakers. “When their leaders approach a foreign policy challenge -- just as when they approach a domestic challenge -- one of the first questions they ask is, ‘how will this affect our economic growth?’” she told the Economic Club of New York Friday in what was billed as a major economics and foreign policy speech. “We need to be asking the same question -not because the answer will dictate our foreign policy choices, but because it must be a significant part of the equation,” she said declaring she is updating US foreign policy priorities to include economics “every step of the way.” The United States must position itself to lead in a world “where security is shaped in boardrooms and on trading floors -- as well as on battlefields,” Clinton said noting “We have seen governments toppled by economic crisis.” The United States is “modernising (its) agenda on trade, investment and commercial diplomacy to deliver jobs and growth for the American people,” she said. But Washington cannot compete if it is frozen in domestic political fights. “Washington has to end the culture of political brinksmanship -- which, I can tell you, is raising questions around the world about our leadership.” Asked how corporate strength could be used to benefit the creation of jobs and enhance economic growth in the United States, Clinton acknowledged “It’s not as though American companies go invest in China or India or Brazil and there’s no benefit back home. there is.” “But the quality of the benefit, the amount of the benefit, and the durability of the benefit depend upon decisions we make here as to how we think about our competitive stance in this new challenging environment.” The world’s “strategic and economic centre of gravity is shifting east”, she said and the United States is now focusing more on the Asia-Pacific region.

hara Central Prison on the city outskirts. The court also rejected the applications moved by Yeddyurappa seeking exemption from personal appearance on grounds that he was suffering from severe back pain and unable to take the stairs. The judge directed Yeddyurappa’s family members to furnish a bond for Rs 5 lakh and Rs 10 lakh as surety in the two cases for their bail and also submit to the court a chartered accountant-certified copies of bank accounts of Davalagiri Properties and Adarsh Homes Pvt Limited owned by them. The court directed the remaining accused freed on bail to furnish a bond for Rs 5 lakh and slapped conditions that they should not tamper with evidence

entrenched in corruption.” “Congress has no moral right to comment on Yeddyurappa’s bail plea as it was deep-neck involved in corruption,” said Nadda. The BJP leader alleged Congress leaders were involved in many scams but the party had not taken any action against them.He cited Goa mining scam, 2G spectrum allocation scam, Adarsh Housing Scam besides alleged irregularities in holding of last year’s Commonwealth Games. Nadda charged Congress has not acted in any of the scams against any of its leaders whose names have cropped up. “The Congress is silent on so many issues where its leaders are involved. It has no moral right to comment on Yeddyurappa,” he said. and not make any attempt to flee the country. Setty collapsed as the court pronounced the order. Seeing his condition, the judge directed officials to provide proper treatment before taking him to jail. Minutes after learning about the court order, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda cancelled his trip to Mumbai and was closeted with some of his ministerial colleagues, including Home Minister R Ashoka. Lawyer Srijan Basha, on whose complaint the court acted against Yeddyurappa, had alleged that the former chief minister denotified lands in Arakere, Agara, Devarachikkanahalli, Geddalahalli in favour of the accused causing huge losses A child eats his food in Jammu, India, Saturday Oct. 15, 2011, on the eve of to the state exchequer. World Food Day. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Telangana MPs, legislators arrested during rail blockade

hYderabad, OctOber 15 (ianS): Andhra Pradesh Police Saturday arrested dozens of Telangana leaders including MPs and legislators and hundreds of activists across the region as a three-day rail blockade for a separate state halted almost all train services. The clashes between police and protesters at some places triggered tension while state and central forces were mobilized in large numbers to protect railway property. Senior railways and state police officials made an aerial survey of the Telangana region, comprising 10 districts including Hyderabad. Led by Additional Director General of Government Railway Police V.S.K. Kaumudi, senior officials in a helicopter flew over the railway tracks from Hyderabad to Kazipet to review the situation on the ground. With the help of high resolution cameras, the police personnel captured the images to identify the protesters on the tracks. The leaders and activists were either taken into preventive arrests, kept un-

der house arrest or arrested when they were going towards the tracks. Congress MPs Ponnam Prabhakar, Rajaiah, G. Vivek, Manda Jagannatham, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MP Vijayshanti, TRS legislators Tarka Rama Rao and Harish Rao were among the leaders arrested by the police. Unlike in the past when protesters squatted on the tracks throughout the day, cooked food and played games, the large-scale arrests this time helped the police in containing the protests. Railways cancelled as many as 136 trains in view of the blockade called by Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) but were operating 20 express and passenger trains within Telangana as scheduled in an attempt to assess the situation. The railways have also decided to restore a few cancelled trains. Four trains left Secunderabad railway station since morning while 10 trains reached the station safely early in the day, South Central Railway Chief Public Rela-

tions Officer Sambasiva Rao said. The trains were running with full police security including a pilot engine. State and railway police and central paramilitary forces were deployed at all railway stations. Sambasiva said 108 MMTS (Multi-Modal Transport System) were running between Hyderabad and Lingampally and Secunderabad and Lingampally. The MMTS trains between Hyderabad and Secunderabad andSecunderabadandFalaknumawere cancelled. K. Kavita, leader of Telangana Jagruti, a cultural outfit of TRS, became the first leader to be arrested under the Railway Act when she along with others squatted on the railway track at Moula Ali near here. TRS President K. Chandra Sekhara Rao’s son and TRS legislator K. Taraka Rama Rao, along with scores of JAC leaders and activists, were arrested at Sitaphalmandi in Secunderabad when they were going to participate in the ‘rail blockade’. Rama Rao, who was released subse-

quently, rushed to Home Minister Sabita Indra Reddy’s house to lodge a protest. He was arrested again. The TRS leader warned the government of serious consequences if it continued to use police for committing excesses on people participating in the movement. The arrests led to strong protest from TRS cadre. Some protesters damaged a bus of state-owned Road Transport Corporation at Tarnaka. Police also used teargas shells to prevent a group of Osmania University students from rushing towards Tarnaka and Secunderabad railway station. The state police and the railways have warned protesters against blocking the trains, saying they would be arrested under the Railway Act. Those arrested under the act may even get life imprisonment, said Director General of Police Dinesh Reddy. Hyderabad Police Commissioner A.K. Khan said 49 people were arrested and 62 cases booked against them under Railway Act and Indian Penal Code.

LK Advani slams Manmohan’s RTI remarks ‘Diwali terror plot tip of iceberg’ bhOpal, OctOber 15 (ianS): Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani Saturday demanded a white paper from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the action taken by the United Progressive Alliance government to bring back black money from Swiss banks but did not spell out the time his own party would take to initiate action on the issue. The former deputy prime minister also slammed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his comments Friday to have a “critical” relook at the Right to Information Act and how its use might have an inhibiting effect on honest, well-

meaning government servants. “It seems surprising that for the last few Years the UPA Government has always claimed credit for enacting the RTI Act,” Advani said. “The concern for a critical look at the RTI is basically because of the series of exposure of various scams and corruption of the UPA Government,” he said. “And now, when the instrument of the RTI is being powerfully used by activists to expose the corruption and maladministration of the UPA government, suddenly the prime minister has spoken about the need to have a critical look at it,” said Advani, in Jabalpur

district of Madhya Pradesh during his Jan Chetna Yatra over corruption and black money. Returning to the theme of black money, he said: “I am also demanding it (white paper on action on black money) because since the matter got highlighted, black money is being transferred from Swiss banks to other banks,” Advani told reporters. Meanwhile, BJP has suspended its Satna media in-charge Shyam Gupta after the Satna unit allegedly gave money to media persons for coverage of the yatra. BJP state president Prabhat Jha suspended Gupta Friday night. Advani’s yatra will end in Delhi Nov 20.

neW delhi, OctOber 15 (ianS): Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday termed the foiled terror plot to bomb Delhi during Diwali, unearthed with the seizure of five kg explosives in Ambala two days ago, as the “tip of the iceberg” and called for vigil due to the prevailing “sensitive and delicate” security situation. “Ambala incident is a tip of iceberg. The present situation is very sensitive and delicate, and we have to be alert 24/7 along both the land border and coastline,” Antony told reporters after inaugurating the sixth job fair for retired Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel here. He was responding to queries if the armed forces were on an alert following the unearthing of the explosives in a car at the Ambala Cantonment railway station parking lot, which is close to an important army and air force base, ahead of Diwali festival. To another question, Antony said the incident is “very serious” and that a probe was going on into it. “Very soon, the reports will come and then we will take action,” he said. Following the explosives seizure, a nation wide security alert has been sounded, particularly in metros such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, and major cities such as Bangalore and Hyderabad. On the alleged scam in the defence ministry’s Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR), Antony said action would be initiated soon after reports of the investigation into the allegations by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) are received.

Print media biz booming in india, but concerns over future Vienna, OctOber 15 (ianS): Despite assurances that the print media is a booming business, Manjula Rajagopal, associate editor of the Tamil daily Dinamalar, returned home from the World Newspapers Congress that concluded here Saturday wondering if she can compete with the tablet market. The newspaper business in India is gaining 10% per year, but the fear of editors like Manjula is that a whole generation of readers may grow up getting their news on a tablet computer. The emerging tablet market is a challenge to newspapers like Dinamalar with a circulation of 850,000 copies, considering that the Indian government is giving free tablet computers to students. Many people at the Congress wondered about the future of print and to see publishers still believed in printed newspapers. The verdict is that the future of print is bright, particularly outside Europe and, unlike in Germany, where most of the publishers are focusing on the digital media. It’s true that the newspaper circulation declined in print worldwide last year, but it more than made up with an increase in digital audiences, as per the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) annual update of world press trends. Other trends include varying media

consumption patterns across the opinion and commentary to the front culation continues to grow in India it world. Print circulation is increasing page. “Rather than confining the is important to note that the growth in Asia, but declining in mature mar- newspaper’s opinions to an editor’s is from rural areas, and the urban kets in the West. The main decline is page, the move “made readers realise youth are turning to TV, online and in free dailies. mobile,” said Mariam Mammen For advertisers, newsMathew, chief operating officer papers are more time-efof Manorama Online in India. ficient and effective than Internet penetration in Inother media. Newspapers diaislessthan10percent,butthe continue to reach more peocountry has 519 million mobile ple than the internet does. subscribers. “Most Indians will Digital advertising revfirst experience the web on their enues are not compensathandset.... There is a plethora of ing for the ad revenues lost platforms vying for the media to print. Social media are consumer. We need to innovate changing the concept and to get the eyeballs and retain our process of content gathercustomers. It’s all about creating ing and dissemination. But alternate revenue streams. The the revenue model for news good news is the markets are companies in the social meslowly recognising the value of dia arena remains hard to content. . We empower our edifind. The news publishing tors, we tell them content is imbusiness has become one portant and there is value to it,” of constant updating, of she said. Madhav Chinnappa, monitoring, distilling and formerly a manager at the BBC repacking information. Inand presently a strategic businovation is key and it begins The newspaper business in India is gaining 10% ness partner development manwith the name as far as Shy- per year, but the fear of editors is that a whole gen- ager for Google News & Books, am Parekh, editor of DNA eration of readers may grow up getting their news said that things have fundamenAhmedabad is concerned. on a tablet computer. tally changed with the emer“No newspaper has gence and growing influence of dared to drop its edit page. We did,” the importance of our opinion,” he players such YouTube, WikiLeaks, said Parekh at the Editors Forum ses- said. The Malayala Manorama group Twitter and Facebook. sion titled Innovation in Print, add- is working hard to capture the impor“We are in an area of experimening but the newspaper didn’t ditch tant growth in the digital markets, tations, and making mistakes is not the opinion or analysis. It moved particularly mobile. “While print cir- important. What is essential here is

how fast you correct them. Creativity should not be driven by shortterm financial reward...innovation should not be seen as a luxury. The cycle of changes is too rapid, hence innovation needs to be an essential part of any news organization.” The Congress attracted 1,1000 visitors from over 100 countries, many of whom recalled how the publication of WikiLeaks last year by The Hindu had rattled the Indian government. The controversial findings were a result of a formal agreement between N. Ram, the paper’s editor, and WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange. Ram said that his decision to publish the cables has forever changed the game of journalism and the current politics in his country. “It shows the power of new technology. But even more the power of ideas of justice and freedom, including the idea much beloved in the hacker community that information wants to be free,” said Ram. “Take risks with collaborating with the geeks and the hackers and develop your IT and digital platforms,” he said. During the World Editors Forum, WikiLeaks was described as a non-traditional journalism source. However the golden rule remains the same that it is not the source that is as important as the credibility of the information leaked to editors.


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The Morung Express

Sunday 16 October 2011

Wall Street protests go global

Protestors gather in Toronto’s financial district for the Occupy Bay Street demonstration on Saturday, October 15 in Toronto. The demonstration is one of many being held across the country recently in support of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street demonstration in New York. (AP Photo)

Barack Obama sends military Woman, 23, advisers to central Africa ages 50 yrs WasHINGtON, OctObER 15 (REutERs): President Barack Obama said on Friday he was sending about 100 U.S. troops to central Africa to help and advise government forces battling Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels accused of murder, rape and kidnapping children. Obama -- who once denounced the LRA as an "affront to human dignity" -made clear the troops would serve as trainers and advisers in efforts to hunt down rebel leader Joseph Kony and would not engage in combat except in self-defense. In a letter to Congress, Obama said the first U.S. forces arrived in Uganda on Wednesday and would be deployed to South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo "subject to the approval of each respective host nation." Obama's decision commits U.S. forces to help confront a rebel group that has drawn international condemnation for decades of chilling violence, including hacking body parts off victims and the abduction of young boys to fight and young girls for use as sex slaves. While the U.S. military has maintained a large base in Djibouti since 2003, the latest mission marks an expanded role in conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa by put-

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ting U.S. troops in the field to support local forces in direct combat with insurgents. "I have authorized a small number of combat-equipped U.S. forces to deploy to central Africa to provide assistance to regional forces that are working toward the removal of Joseph Kony from the battlefield," Obama said. A senior administration official said the mission was "time-limited" to last only months. The bulk of roughly 100 troops being dispatched were special forces, a U.S. defense official said. The limited terms of engagement appeared aimed at reassuring war-weary Americans that Obama has no plan to entangle U.S. forces directly in another conflict when they are already involved in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and are playing a support role in a NATO-led air campaign in Libya. Pentagon spokesman George Little said U.S. troops would train local forces in activities such as tracking, intelligence assessment

and conducting patrols "to render the LRA ineffective." The trainers "will be armed for self-defense," Little said. Senator John McCain, Obama's Republican opponent in the 2008 presidential election, said promoting African stability by reducing the LRA threat was a "worthy goal" but Obama should have consulted Congress before putting forces "into harm's way." The State Department said the troops were dispatched "with the consent" of Uganda's government, headed by President Yoweri Museveni. His critics have accused him of using the fight against rebels as an excuse to stiflepoliticalopposition."We didn't solicit for this support but now that it has come we welcome it," Felix Kulaigye, spokesman for the Ugandan army, told Reuters by telephone. "Kony is a regional security menace and the earlier we end it, the better." Obama asserted that U.S. forces "will only be providing information,adviceandassistancetopartnernationforces, and they will not themselves engage LRA forces unless necessary for self-defense." The LRA, which says it is a religious group, emerged in northern Uganda in the 1990s and is believed to have killed, kidnapped and mutilated tens of thousands of people.

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lONDON, OctObER 15 (PtI): Doctors are said to have been baffled by a bizarre skin condition which has left a young woman from Vietnam looking like a septuagenarian - it caused the 23-year-old to age 50 years in a matter of days. In fact, the sad story of Nguyen Thi Phuong, now 26, reportedly began in 2008, when her youthful beauty began to fade over the course of a few days, leaving her with sagging, wrinkled skin all over her face and body. Nguyen from the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre in Vietnam believes the cause of the astonishing rapid ageing process to be a lifelong allergy to seafood. “Five years ago, I was rather pretty and not so ugly like this, right?” she said, adding that she had suffered a particularly bad allergic reaction to seafood in 2008. “I was really itchy all over my body. I had to scratch even while sleeping,” she was quoted by British media as saying. Until now she was forced to wear a mask in public to hide her appearance from prying eyes, but doctors are attempting to establish what caused her sudden and horrifying aging. A team of doctors from Nguyen Dinh Chieu Hospital in Ben Tre Province has said it would examine Phuong for free and sendhertotheHCMCDermatology Hospital if they failed to diagnose her condition.

Honey memory boost too sweet to be true?

NEW YORK, OctObER 15 (REutERs HEaltH): A daily spoonful of Malaysian honey may boost postmenopausal women's memory, researchers say in a new report that aims to provide an "alternative therapy" for hormonerelated intellectual decline. In the study, 102 healthy women were randomly assigned to eat 20 grams of honey a day, take hormone-replacement therapy containing estrogen and progesterone or do nothing. After four months, those who took honey or hormone pills recalled about one extra word out of 15 presented on a short-term memory test. "The immediate memory improvement in the honey group is probably best explained by improvement in concentration and overall well-being after honey supplement," Dr. Zahiruddin Othman and colleagues from Universiti Sains Malaysia in Kubang Kerian write in the journal Menopause. The new work is part of a slew of studies from the researchers, who say the honey -- from the tropical tualang tree -- has beneficial effects on anything from scars, to bones, to female reproductive organs and even cancer cells. And now memory has been added to the list. But women shouldn't get excited just yet, warn U.S. experts, who shot down the new results. "This is not a scientifically rigorous study," said Dr. Natalie L. Rasgon of the Stanford School of Medicine, who has ledgovernment-fundedstudiesonestro-

gen and cognitive decline in women. One criticism, she told Reuters Health, is that the study was small and didn't last long. What's more, she worried that any effect of honey might simply be a question of increasing blood sugar levels. "Assuming potential efficacy of the honey, there is no preexisting knowledge of a mechanism," Rasgon said. "I can't understand how they can compare honey to estrogen. Honey is not even a supplement." She also explained that estrogen and progesterone have very different effects on the brain, and scientists are still divided on the question of how hormones influence memory. For example, one large government study known as the Women's Health Initiative found that taking estrogen and progesterone actually increased dementia rates in women over 65. That study also showed hormone replacement therapy carries other health risks, such as blood clots and breast and colon cancer. Another Stanford researcher, Dr. VictorHenderson,addedthattheMalaysian study wasn't blinded, meaning that both participants and researchers knew what treatment each woman got. That opens the results to any bias the investigators might harbor about the effects of honey as well as the powerful placebo effect that could in principle account for the treatment effects. Both Rasgon and Henderson have received funding or consulting fees from drugmakers selling

hormone-replacementtherapy.Yetthey said that for most menopausal women, real mental decline isn't a problem. "Memory changes as people get older and for women it's difficult to separate the effects of aging from the effects of menopause," said Henderson. "The current evidence is that on average, most women don't need to worry very much about cognition during the years around menopause." He said that when tested objectively, perceived memory problems often aren't real. If women continue to be concerned, however, Henderson said they should find out whether their trouble could be linked to depression, sleep problems or medication use. While the jury is still out on how estrogen affects memory -- the hormone is not approved to prevent cognitive decline or Alzheimer's -- both researchers said more and more research suggests exercise may help."Thereisactuallyemergingevidence that exercise does have effects on memory," Henderson told Reuters Health. On the other hand, downing a lot of tualang honey -- which is hard to find and costs as much as $40 on the Internet -- might not be a great idea for all aging women. "Twenty grams of honey provides about 60 calories from sugar, and diabetics would need to consider this in their diet," Henderson warned. As for Rasgon, she won't be putting honey in her tea tonight. "It's too sweet for me," she said.

real democracy," said Nick Carson, a spokesman for OccupyMelbourne.Org, as about 1,000 gathered in the Australian city. "They don't want corporate influence over their politicians. They want their politicians to be accountable." Hundreds marched in Tokyo, including anti-nuclear protesters. In Manila, capital of the Philippines, a few dozen marched on the U.S. embassy waving banners reading: "Down with U.S. imperialism" and "Philippines not for sale." More than 100 people gathered at the Taipei stock exchange, chanting "we are Taiwan's 99 percent," and saying economic growth

had only benefited companies while middle-class salaries barely covered soaring housing, education and healthcare costs. They found support from a top businessman, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp (TSMC) Chairman Morris Chang. "I've been against the gap between rich and poor," Chang said in the northern city of Hsinchu. "The wealth of the top one percent has increased very fast in the past 20 or 30 years. 'Occupy Wall Street' is a reaction to that." Demonstrators aimed to converge on the City of London under the banner "Oc-

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New Zealand and Australia got the ball rolling on Saturday. Several hundred people marched up the main street in Auckland, New Zealand's biggest city, joining a rally at which 3,000 chanted and banged drums, denouncing corporate greed. About 200 gathered in the capital Wellington and 50 in a park in the earthquake-hit southern city of Christchurch. In Sydney, about 2,000 people, including representatives of Aboriginal groups, communists and trade unionists, protested outside the central Reserve Bank of Australia. "I think people want

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calls by the New York demonstrators for more people to join them. Their example has prompted calls for similar occupations in dozens of U.S. cities from Saturday. DemonstratorsinItalywereunitedin their criticism of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and angry at his victory in a vote of confidence in parliament on Friday. The government has passed a 60 billion-euro austerity package that has raised taxes and will make public health care more expensive. On Friday students stormed Goldman Sachs's offices in Milan and daubed red graffiti. Others hurled eggs at the headquarters of UniCredit, Italy's biggest bank.

uNItED NatIONs, OctObER 15 (REutERs): U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticized Israel on Friday over reports that it plans to build 2,600 more housing units in East Jerusalem,sayingfurthersettlement activity was "unacceptable." "The Secretary-General is deeplyconcernedatcontinued efforts to advance planning for new Israeli settlements in occupied East Jerusalem," Ban's press office said in a statement. "Recent developments in this regard have been unacceptable, particularly as efforts are ongoing to resume (IsraeliPalestinian) negotiations, and run contrary to the Quartet's call on the parties to refrain from provocations," it said. The Peace Now anti-settlement group said on Friday that Israel planned to build the housing units in a new urban settlement in East Jerusalem, angering Palestinians who want a halt to all such projects before they return to peace talks. The "Quartet" of Middle East peace negotiators -- the United States, Russia, the European Union and United Nations -- has urged Israel and the Palestinians to avoid provocative actions and urged them to resume stalled peace negotiations. The Peace Now group said the settlement plan was approved earlier this week by an Israeli municipal committee, which had given the go-ahead for construction on the site that lies on land seized by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war.

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As some 750 buses bearing protesters converged on the capital, students at Rome university warmed up with their own minidemo on Saturday morning. The carried signs reading "Your Money is Our Money," and "Yes We Camp," an echo of the slogan "Yes We Can" used by U.S. President Barack Obama. In imitation of the occupation of Zuccotti Park near Wall Street in Manhattan, some protesters have been camped out across the street from the headquarters of the Bank of Italy for several days. The worldwide protests were a response in part to

cupy the Stock Exchange." "We have people from all walks of life joining us every day," said Spyro, one of those behind a Facebook page in London which has drawn some 12,000 followers. The 28-year-old, who said he had a well-paid job and did not want to give his full name, said the target of the protests as "the financial system." Angry at taxpayer bailouts of banks since 2008 and at big bonuses still paid to some who work in them while unemployment blights the lives of many young Britons, he said: "People all over the world, we are saying: 'Enough is enough'." Greek protesters called an anti-austerity rally for Saturday in Athens' Syntagma Square. "What is happening in Greece now is the nightmare awaiting other countries in the future. Solidarity is the people's weapon," the Real Democracy group said in a statement calling on people to join the protest. In Paris protests were expected to coincide with the G20 finance chiefs' meeting there. In Madrid, seven marches were planned to unite in Cibeles square at 1600 GMT (12 p.m. EDT) and then march to the central Puerta de Sol. In Germany, where sympathy for southern Europe's debt troubles is patchy, the financial center of Frankfurt and the European Central Bank in particular are expected to be a focus of marches called by the Real Democracy Now movement.

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ROME, OctObER 15 (REutERs): Demonstrators worldwide shouted their rage on Saturday against bankers and politicians they accuse of ruining economies and condemning millions to hardship through greed and bad government. Galvanized by the Occupy Wall Street movement, the protests began in New Zealand, rippled round the world to Europe and were expected to return to their starting point in New York. Most rallies were however small and barely held up traffic. The biggest anticipated was in Rome, where organizers said they believed 100,000 would take part. "At the global level, we can't carry on any more with public debt that wasn't created by us but by thieving governments, corrupt banks and speculators who don't give a damn about us," said Nicla Crippa, 49, who wore a T-shirt saying "enough" as she arrived at the Rome protest. "They caused this international crisis and are still profiting from it, they should pay for it." The Rome protesters, including the unemployed, students and pensioners, planned to march through the center, past the Colosseum and finish in Piazza San Giovanni. Some 2,000 police were on hand to keep the Rome demonstrators, who call themselves "the indignant ones," peaceful and to avoid a repeat of the violence last year when students protesting over education policy clashed with police.

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It is not about Rooney's England career passing him by revenge: Dhoni

LONdON, OCTObER 15 (AP): When Wayne Rooney set alight the 2004 European Championship as an 18-yearold, becoming the youngest goalscorerinthetournament's history, no crystal ball could have foretold that the brilliant butflawedgemofEnglishfootball would go on to become such a disappointment and liability for his country. Rooney's four goals in Portugal seven years ago were his last for England in the finals of a major championship. Since then, the 2006 World Cup, the 2008 Euros that England failed to even qualify for and the 2010 World Cup have been and gone, all withoutanothergoalfromRooney andwithhiscountrystillwaiting for his teenage promise to translate into a tournament performance to remember for good reasons, not bad. Truth is, that day might never come. As absurd as this would have seemed in 2004, Rooney's England career is now at risk of largely passing him by. With his speed, strength, rubber-ball energy levels and precocious ability for scoring, Rooney looked destined to be a much-loved England great and, with 28 goals in 73 appearances, a genuine threat to Bobby Charlton's record of 49 goals for the Three Lions. Instead, he is leaving a growing trail of regrets and "what ifs?" Rooney will ask himself that question if England manager Fabio Capello decides, as perhaps he should, that he isn't worth taking to Euro 2012 because the Manchester United forward won't be able to play in the first three games because he is banned for losing his temper, yet again. Rooney, caged at home, watching the matches on television and boiling over with frustration at his own foolishness. It doesn't bear thinking about.

Ferguson expected Wayne Rooney ban

MANCHESTER, OCTObER 15 (AFP): Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson expected Wayne Rooney to be hit with a three match-ban which has ruled the England striker out of the Euro 2012 group stages. "I expected a three-match ban, I must admit," Ferguson told MUTV. "Sending offs usually carry that and I didn't think there was going to be any leniency towards England. "He is going to miss the group games for England, which is a blow for him and England." Rooney was banned after being red-carded in England's 2-2 draw against Montenegro last week, a result which guaranteed Fabio Capello's team a place in the finals in Poland and Ukraine next summer. Ferguson had earlier refused to comment on Rooney's sending-off when he held his weekly news conference, opting to concentrate on Saturday's eagerly-awaited clash with bitter rivals Liverpool at Anfield. But Rooney did find an ally in David Moyes, the manager at his boyhood club Everton. "The three-game ban is a joke," said Moyes. "There is no doubting that Wayne shouldn't have done what he did. "But I thought they (UEFA) would have near enough let it go." Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson insists that despite the three-match ban, Capello should still take Rooney to the Euro 2012 finals as the striker can play a crucial role in the knockout rounds. "It is a pity because it is Wayne Rooney. But it gives you a very fit and hungry player in the quarter-final," said Eriksson, who was England coach when Rooney was sent off in the 2006 World Cup quarter-final defeat to Portugal. "Of course you have to take him. We are talking about Wayne Rooney. He could score the winning goal in the final." "You are afraid to take away what his strengths are. The power and aggression are important to him. You have to take that." Eriksson, now at Championship side Leicester, added: England's Wayne Rooney receives a red card during their group G Euro 2012 qualifying soccer match in Podgorica, "I said it in 2006, 'don't kill him, we need him'. If he was perfect in everything it would be impossible to stop him." Montenegro, in this Friday, October 7, 2011 file photo. (AP Photo/File) But if Capello shows a hitherto well-hidden tender streak and takes England's best player anyway, as perhaps he should, then Rooney will still be asking himself that question if England performs poorly without him and is sent home early, before he has had a chance to play. Rooney, caged in the dugout, boiling over with frustration in the knowledge that his next and perhaps last chance to shine on the international stage won't come until the 2014 World Cup in Brazil — if England qualifies and if, at 28, he is still world-class then.

That scenario doesn't bear thinking about, either. Fact is, Capello need not and should not determine now whether Rooney will be a waste of space or could still prove useful in Poland and Ukraine, co-hosts of next year's tournament. As much as that debate sells newspapers — British media obsessed about it on Friday, the day after UEFA's disciplinary panel delivered its verdict — it doesn't make a vast amount of sense 238 days before the opening match in Warsaw on June 8. An injury to Rooney between now and then, especially closer to the time, could render the whole issue moot.

And England won't learn who its opponents are until Dec.2,whenthedrawismade. Only then, with a better idea of whether England has a realistic chance of surviving its group games, will it become clearer whether Rooney is worth taking for the knockout stages, after he's served his ban. So, at this moment, thequestionisnotwhetherhe should go but rather whether he shouldn't. Should Capello, a known disciplinarian, leave him out as punishment for his impetuous and nasty little kick at Montenegro defender Miodrag Dzudovic that deservedly drew the ban? The answer is no. Arm-

chair psychologists can speculate all they like about whether abandoning Rooney might teach him a lesson, provide the kick to somehow transform the angry man into a maturer one. Moralists can also thunder that he has let England down once too often now and so shouldn't get the honor of a seat on its plane. But that would be hypocritical. No one should feign surprise. Be it by stomping on Ricardo Carvalho (2006 World Cup, red card) or by venting to pitch-side cameras (2010 World Cup; West Ham vs. Man United in April, two-match ban),

Rooney has time and again shown the beast that lurks within him. As much as Rooney tries to control it, his hot temper is part of him and part of his game, perhaps even a necessary part of his game, a fuel for his football. Capello can't have one without the other. He can be disappointed but he cannot pretend he didn't know. He shares responsibility with Rooney for the ban because he fielded him — hoping for goals but also knowing that there's always the risk that he might see red. The Italian's job, the one he's paid so well for, between now and next summer is to

judge how big that risk is. If Rooney is uninjured and playing as well as he has been this season for United, and if England's path to the knockout stages looks negotiable, then the risk of selecting him will seem smaller and the potential rewards greater. In that case, Capello will take him. Having crossed all fingers and toes that England get through the group games without him, a fresh Rooney could then do something special in the knockout stage. Or something stupid. All that promise that shone so brightly for England in 2004 could gounfulfilledonceagain.With Rooney,youneverquiteknow.

HYdERAbAd, OCTObER 15 (PTI): The India-England series has been billed as a 'revenge series' but Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni chose to play down the issue after his stellar show in the first ODI against England. "I believe revenge is a very strong word. If you look at the England series especially the second half, we did play well. We scored runs but unfortunately there were rain interruptions and the ball used to become heavier and tougher for our bowlers to grip," Dhoni said at the post match media interaction after India beat England by 126 runs in the first ODI. "This is a series where the idea is to groom the youngsters. Also this win came after a long time and it was an important win. You can't enjoy playing the game if you lose too many matches," the skipper said candidly. Dhoni termed his unbeaten 87-run knock as one of his "precious innings" and said today he played like he used to do at the start of his career. "I normally don't believe in rating my performance but yes this innings is a precious innings for me. Over the years, I have played some good knocks and this one is also a valuable one. OnceIstartedbattingatNo6,I hadremodelledmygame.This inningsofminewasaverywell calculated one." "I tried a lot of aerial shots which I normally don't play nowadays. I was practising a lot of hitting over the cover region. I felt this was therightmatchtotryoutandit worked well," he added. He feels that batting at No 6 is something that shouldn't be entrusted on any junior player as it would be asking toomuchfromhim."Oftenon sub-continent tracks, if you send a junior guy, he might not get enough deliveries and get out scoring 10 or 15. Then again on a good strip he may just score around 35 and not get enough time to score big fifty or a 80," Dhoni observed.

Head Hunters lift Loyem Memorial 28th Shirui Lily Cup National Greenwood Annual Sports meet culminates Senior Soccer Open Championship Level Football Tournament Kicked underway

TuENSANg, OCTObER 15 (dIPR): The final match of 19th Edition of Loyem Memorial Senior Soccer Open Championship 2011 Tuensang was played on October 14 between the Head Hunters 164 Naga and Hongkong Sporting Club Bumbak where the Head Hunters defeated the Hongkong Sporting by 3 goals to 2 and bagged the championship title 2011. The match was equally competitive and trilling and entertaining both the teams displayed their standard and skills. Before the lemon break the Hongkong Sporting were in advantage of 1 goal they scored their first goal in the 43rd minutes by Meren, jersey no. 8 and again in the 2nd half in the 46th minutes the 2nd goal was scored by Salu jersey no. 11 however, the Hongkong club could not defend their 2 goals advantage. The Head Hunter team came back in a well organized tactic and attack in the 2nd half of the match where they scored 2 goals the first goal in 53rd minutes by keho jersey no. 8 and again in the 64th minutes by Tiayanger jersey no. 15, as a result the match end in a 2 – 2 draw

Deputy Commissioner Tuensang, T. Mhabemo Yanthan addressing during the closing program of the 19th Edition of Loyem Memorial Senior Soccer Open Championship 2011 Tuensang on Friday, October 14. (DIPR Photo)

in the stipulated 90 minutes match. The match went for extra 30 minutes time where the most important goal was again scored by Tiayanger jersey no. 15 for his team. The tournament was declared open by Parliamentary Secretary IPR, Economic & Statistics, R. Tohanba on 24th September 2011 and the closing program was graced by Deputy Commissioner Tuensang, T. Mhabemo Yanthan NCS. In the closing address, the chief guest appreciated the organizers and the participating teams and all the public in general for making the tournament a suc-

ceed as this tournament is an annual event that enables the fellow sports person staying far and wide to developed a sense of good will, understanding and cultural affinity. He also called upon them to strive harder to cultivate oneness in the midst of our diverse dialect, custom and tradition. He also said, as skilled player who exhibits his brain in his toes as well as his head is definitely a better developed person to overcome any type of hurdles that he may face in life and expressed that he was anxiously looking forward to see a new generation of sportsmen rise for the bright of the district in particular and also the State in general. Earlier in the programme President CCSU, Y. Hongking delivered the Presidential address and Secretary Games & Sports CCSU, Y. Toshi gave the vote of thanks. In the tournament the following individual award were also given: Golden boot (highest scorer) was bagged by Pushun from khulioh king Club Tuensang and Golden Ball (Best player) was given to Satish kumar from the 1st Assam Rifles Tuensang.

John K. Kaping UKHRUL | October 15

“MANY UkHRUL YOUNG foot-ball enthusiasts are deprived owing to the nonexistence of playfield”, said Somi Zimik, Chief Seurity Commissioner, Railway Protection Force (RPF), North Frontier Railways, Guwahati while addressing at the kicked-off ceremony of the XXIIIth Shirui Lily National Football tournament at Ukhrul Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) ground. The tournament is held in memory of Late Leiyawung Shaiza. Somi Zimik, speaking on the occasion as the chief guest expressed unhappiness over the deplorable condition of the existing Ukhrul play field in comparison to the past years when he used to play in the same playground. He conveyed a humble appeal to Ukhrul Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police (SP) who were also the chairman and vice- Chairman of the 28th Shirui Lily Cup National Football Tournament to ex-

tent maximum prioritization in improving the Ukhrul playfield and at least turn it to a State level Stadium so as to encourage young talented boys in the district and permitting the Ukhrul District Sports Association (UDSA), as a watchdog to oversee the maintenances. The chief guest while deliberating the brief background of the world football sport elaborated that the British Army during 1898 brought the game in India as a recreation sports and later Toran Club under Indian Foot-ball Association (IFA) was formed during 1890s and in 1911 Mohan Bagan took over the lead in the game thereafter in 1950, “Indian Golden Era” for the foot-ball sport was declared next to cricket and in metrocities like Goa, Pune, Punjab football was played at the International stadiums. The kicked-off football tournament was organized by UDSA under the aegis of All Manipur foot-ball Association (AMFA) and All India Foot-ball Association (AIFA).

dIMAPuR, OCTObER 15 (MExN): The 31st Annual Sports Meet of Greenwood School culminated with a healthy competition. Four houses (Blue, Red, Green, Yellow) with number of good competitors took part in different events on October 15th 2011. The Director of the school Mr.Asa khate and the administrator Mr.P.Lohe Sakhrie strongly encouraged all the competitors to perform their best and in true sportsmanship. All together 45 events were conducted in last 3 days. The events were long jump, high jump, shot put, discuss throw,badminton,table tennis,sepak takraw,football and moreover the track events were much more excited with

their strong determination. All the competitors were very enthusiastic in their winning determination. The Sports Meet ended with football match and followed by prize distribution. A competitive spirit where all the students learnt to be more punctual as well as more disciplined, promising better sporting spirit present as well as in the years to come. “Sports bring unity and prosperity that is proven by systemic minds of each and every student in Greenwood School”, stated a press note from the school. The champion for 2011 was bagged by : GREEN HOUSE The best athlete (boy) : NEHKHOGIN-CLASS-XII The best athlete (girl) : SOBA KUMARI-CLASS-XI

Action from DABA Olympics 2011….

The Boys football team- Merali Fellowship team (in black) and Yongkum Fellowship (in red and black) pose for group photo after the final match during the DABA Olympic 2011 organised DABA Youth Ministry at Govt Higher Secondary School, Dimapur on Saturday. Merali defeated Yongkum 2-0.

The Foot Cricket match between Duncan and Lengrijan Fellowship in progress during the DABAOlympic 2011 organised DABA Youth Ministry at Govt Higher Secondary School, Dimapur on Saturday.

Participants seen in action during the Marathon race during the DABA Olympic 2011 organised DABA Youth Ministry at Govt Higher Secondary School, Dimapur on Saturday.

The Duncan Fellowship (Girls team) celebrates after defeating Lengrijan Fellowship team in the ‘Foot cricket’ final match during the DABA Olympic 2011 organised DABA Youth Ministry at Govt Higher Secondary School, Dimapur on Saturday.

The participants seen during the bamboo climbing competition during the DABA Olympic 2011 organised DABA Youth Ministry at Govt Higher Secondary School, Dimapur on Saturday.


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Steve Jobs's biological mother doesn't know he is dead

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is death was one of the most widely publicised in recent history, filling newspapers and television schedules for days as fans worldwide united in grief. Among the few people in the Western world, however, who will not have heard of Steve Jobs's passing, is perhaps the most important - his own mother. Joanne Simpson, who reluctantly gave her son up for adoption after falling pregnant when she was a student, is seriously unwell in a nursing home in Los Angeles and has no idea her son has died, it has been revealed. Sources close to the family said the Apple founder's biological mother, Joanne Simpson, 79, is tragically battling advanced dementia. She has very limited mental capacity and is said barely to know who she is, let alone what has become of the son she gave away. Jobs was adopted in 1955 after being born to Abdulfattah John Jandali, a Syrian man, and Joanne Schieble, who was a graduate student at the time. The couple were not married and keeping him would have been deemed shameful by their communities. Brought up by Paul and Clara Jobs, Steve is

Biological parents: Father John Jandali never met Jobs while it is thought mother Joanne Simpson does not know he has died.

thought to have reconciled with his mother but never to have made contact with his biological father. In his renowned 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, Jobs described how his mother signed the adoption papers reluctantly, wanting to give him away to a welleducated couple. Joanne Simpson eventually married Jandali and the couple had another child, Mona Simpson, who went on to become a famous novelist, before getting divorced. She later remarried.

'My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student,' Jobs said in his speech. 'She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates.' When he grew up, Jobs found his mother and the two kept in touch. He also forged a relationship with his biological sister. Despite the reconciliation, Simpson's dementia is so serious she has no idea about her son's death. Her condition has so far deteriorated she is said briefly to have

been admitted to a mental hospital after neighbours reported seeing her wandering the streets half naked. A source said: 'Steve was one of the richest men in the world, but his wealth couldn’t save him and it couldn’t save his mother. We used to find her wondering the streets wearing only a house coat with nothing underneath and sometimes we would find her wearing barely anything climbing trees in her bare feet. In the end someone dropped her at a mental hospital as they were so concerned for her wellbeing and then when her daughter found out they eventually moved her to a nursing home. She was a lovely woman so it was very hard to see her demise. Now she is locked in her own body and barely knows who she is let alone Steve anymore.' Jobs knew about his birth mother's mental condition and is said secretly to have helped her financially. A source said, ‘While we never saw him round her house before they moved her, what we do know is that her rent was paid for as if by magic every month. And now she is in one of the best care homes, so it doesn’t take a fool to work out who is paying for it.'

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Managing Director ‘Kids for Fame,’ Kashito Kiba with Aete Tsido during the release of the latter’s music album ‘Wonderland’ on Saturday, October 15. Supported by Pheto Music Association, Tsido released his second album consisting of English, Angami and Chakhesang songs at a private function in Dimapur on October 15. (Morung photo)

Peter & Autumn Phillips announce Beyonce disproves faux belly rumours they are to have a second child

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A youth presenting a guitar recital at the Chakhesang Baptist Church Council Dimapur Area (Youth Department) get-together programme on the theme ‘One Desire’ at CBC Dimapur, on Saturday. Additional director of Geology & Mining, SK Kenye exhorted the youth on the occasion. (Morung Photo)

he Princess Royal's son Peter Phillips and his wife are expecting their second child, Buckingham Palace confirmed last night. Canadian Autumn Phillips is due to have her baby in March. The couple already have a daughter, Savannah, who is 12th in line to the throne. A spokesman for Buckingham Palace said: 'The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, as well as Autumn's family, have been informed and are delighted with the news.' Their first child, and the Queen's first great-grandchild, a daughter named Savannah, was born on 29 December 2010 at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Mr and Mrs Phillips attracted media attention when they sold their wedding photos to Hello! magazine in May 2008 for a reported £500,000. The episode provoked claims the couple had exploited their Royal status.

At the time Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb called the move 'a serious error of judgment'. And Labour MP Ian Gibson said that the British public would have been shocked to see their monarch in the magazine, saying: 'She is the Queen, not a footballer's wife'. Photos of the couple on honeymoon on safari in South Africa were also released to the press, arising suspicion they received the £1,000-a-night accommo-

dation for free - or at least at a knock-down rate - in return for their co-operation. Although he is 11th in line to the throne, Peter does not have a royal title as his mother declined to give her children the HRH title at birth. The Phillipses lived in Hong Kong after he moved jobs within the Royal Bank of Scotland to head their sponsorships activities in the region. They now live in London where he continues to work for the bank.

hile most expectant mothers hide beneath unshapely maternity wear, Beyonce Knowles wants the world to see her growing tummy. The songbird stepped out in a black curve-hugging dress with a navy stripe that clung to her stomach to show off a blooming bump. As she ran errands in Manhattan, she didn't exactly dress for the rainy weather, but her bodyguard protected her hair and heels with an umbrella. Despite her changing body, the former Destiny's Child star looked effortlessly stunning and looked as though she was striding along the red carpet rather than a murky pavement. The mother-to-be seems keen to show off her bump after speculation that she was sporting a fake one earlier this week. She proved her point yesterday during another rainy day in New York, stepping out in the Big Apple wearing a flowing snakeskin

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Royal Navy ordered to turn ship’s guns around - because they were pointing at Michelle Obama’s hotel room

British Royal Navy ship was ordered to turn its guns around because they were parked pointing at a hotel room Michelle Obama was staying in. Fearing the First Lady might be in danger, minders ordered the captain of the HMS Edinburgh stationed in Cape Town, South Africa, to switch them away from her five-star suite. The U.S. agents have since been accused of overreacting after it emerged the Sea Dart missiles were, in fact, loaded with blanks having been used during a ceremony in honour of a sailor who had died. Former Royal Navy officer Mike Critchley told the Daily Mirror: 'This is typical American Secret Service going over the top. 'I would have thought that they could trust their British allies to not put a missile through the bedroom window of the First Lady. It is unfortunate that this happened at an extremely sad time for the ship.' Mrs Obama was on an official visit to South Africa in June and the five star Table Bay Hotel. The be in the middle of a ceremonial ant Sara Hellawell, a 26-year-old was staying in a luxury suite at boat, meanwhile, happened to routine to remember Lieuten- whose body was found onboard a

few days before. That did not stop the agents raging at them, saying: 'You can’t point those guns at the First Lady.' Describing the ceremony, a Navy spokesman said: 'This involved the drill missiles being on their launcher. American officials did visit the ship. They simply wanted to know if the missiles were live. When it was explained that they were drill rounds they went away content.' A White House spokesman told the Mirror: 'We do not comment on security questions regarding the First Lady.' The revelation came as the First Lady dazzled at a state dinner hosted by President Barack Obama for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak at the White House. Hemlines were soaked and raindrops spattered tuxedos, but not even a thunderous downpour could dampen the excitement of guests at one of Washington's most exclusive social events. 'President Lee has had a very full day - and a very wet day,' Mr Obama said at the event.

blouse which she teamed with black jeans, hat and vertiginous buckled boot heels. While it may not be advisable for expectant mothers to totter along in tall shoes, the Run The World singer was clearly putting style before comfort. The public sighting comes just days after the RnB star was at the centre of claims she wore a fake bump for a television appearance. Her representatives quickly dismissed the reports as 'stupid, ridiculous and false' - but not before footage of her sporting an apparent 'squished' bump on Australian TV became a YouTube hit. Viewers noted how at one point the cameras appeared to show Beyoncé’s bump being squashed as she sits down. During the interview to promote her new album, 4, she revealed she is due to give birth in February, adding that she feels 'grateful' and 'blessed' to be expecting her first child. The footage promoted speculation on gossip websites that she is wearing a prosthetic bump. U.S. blog Media Takeout was the first to highlight the peculiar moment, citing it as 'evidence' she is exaggerating the look of her bump.

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uperstar Aamir Khan has always been a perfectionist. The actor is known for changing his looks according to the characters he plays. After sporting the handlebar moustache for Reema Kagti’s film ‘Dhuan’, Aamir was recently seen sporting

a salt and pepper French beard. Sporting a French beard and slicked back hair, Aamir looked extremely suave and there is a certain edge to the new look. Clicked by a website, Aamir seemed to be in no mood to pose for the lensman which raised the question perhaps it was for a look test. Aamir in the past has revealed his looks to the press only when he felt it was the right time to disclose details about his character and the film he was working on. Many point out that since the shooting of ‘Dhuan’ isn’t over yet, Aamir could not be sporting a new look so soon. Probably that’s why the perfectionist did not oblige the photographer when he was clicked outside a spa in Mumbai. But if this is the new look for ‘Dhoom 3’, you have our vote Aamir!

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Hamilton takes pole in Javier Hernandez earns Korea; ends Red Bull streak draw for United vs. Liverpool

LIVErPOOL,OCtObEr 15 (AP): Substitute Javier Hernandez rescued a point for Manchester United with a late equalizer as Liverpool was held to a 1-1 draw in the Premier League at Anfield on Saturday. Steven Gerrard looked to have earned his side all three points after scoring with a 68th-minute free kick in his first start for seven months. But United, which started the game with leading scorer Wayne Rooney on the bench, continued its unbeaten start to the season thanks to Mexico international Hernandez, who headed home an 81stminute goal. The capacity 45,065 crowd at Anfield included two-time NBA MVP LeBron James, who watched Liverpool play live for the first time since becoming a minority owner of the club. James, who made a $10,000 donation to Liverpool's foundation charity, did well not to nod off in a first half when chances were sparse as United man-

Manchester United's Javier Hernandez, third left, celebrates after scoring a goal against Liverpool during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield, Liverpool, England, Saturday October 15. (AP Photo)

ager Alex Ferguson left Rooney out with the England striker "devastated" over a three-match Euro 2012 ban for kicking out at

a Macedonia opponent in a 2-2 draw earlier this week. United still had the first scoring opportunity in the 16th when Phil Jones, play-

ing in a more advanced midfield role, headed Patrice Evra's cross wide. Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was Liverpool's best

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Windies win Bangladesh one-day series

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OCTOBER 15 RESULTS Ist Match: Genius XI Khulazu Basa beat Chedema Students Union 1-0 . 2nd Match: Lamkhang Students Union (LSU) beat Naga Prege FC 3-0 3rd Match: St. Joseph College Jakhama beat Rooster Club, Phesama 4-1 vie tie-breaker. Both teams scored 1-1 goal each in full time. MONDAY MATCHES Ist Match: Zephyr Akuk XI,Wokha Vs Khuzama SCU@ 11:30 AM 2nd Match: Katalui FC,Senapati Vs Life Sports B @ 1 PM 3rd Match: Kohima Science College Vs Zhadi Boyz @ 2:30 PM

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, center, poses with Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, right, and McLaren driver Jenson Button of Britain after winning pole position for Sunday's Korean Formula One Grand Prix at the Korean International Circuit in Yeongam, South Korea, Saturday, October 15. (AP Photo)

for both the first two periods of qualifying meaning they have an extra set of the harder tires for Sunday's race, giving them more flexibility in race strategy. "McLaren looked competitive yesterday and though the conditions were completely different today, they were a fair chunk ahead of everyone including us," said Vettel, who has three more GPs to equal Nigel Mansell's record 14 poles in one season. "In the dry this morning they were extremely quick but once again we pushed

them very hard in qualifying, perhaps more than they expected and we did a good job in qualification." Button, who won the Japanese GP last weekend, said a mistake at the last corner prevented a McLaren 1-2 finish. "I lost way too much time on the last corner," Button said. "But I feel good in the car, P3 isn't what I wanted but I'm looking forward to the race." Red Bull team boss Christian Horner said the tire strategy will make for an interesting race.

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Action during the match played between Fusion S/C (Red jesrsey) and Kichutip S/Association (Blue Jersey) at the ongoing XVII MDFA Trophy at Imkongmeren Sports Complex, Mokokchung on Saturday, October 15, 2011. Fusion S/C won the match 1-0. (Photo Courtesy: Sashi Jamir)

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DHAKA, OCtObEr 15 (AFP): Marlon Samuels and Lendl Simmons cracked half-centuries to help the West Indies clinch the one-day series with an easy eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second match on Saturday. Samuels scored a brisk 88 not out and opener Simmons an impressive 80 as the West Indies achieved a 221-run target with more than seven overs to spare in the day-night match for an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-game series. The final one-dayer will be played in Chittagong on Tuesday. Simmons, who hit a century in his team's 40-run win in the opening match, added 71 for the opening wicket with Danza Hyatt (39) and 111 for the second wicket with Samuels to ensure the victory. Samuels smashed one six and 12 fours in his 74-ball knock for his second successive halfcentury, while Simmons hit three sixes and as many fours in his 125-ball knock. Bangladesh, reeling at 1-3 and then at 18-4 in the opening five overs after winning the toss, were earlier steadied by skipper Mushfiqur Rahim who hit a 109-ball 69 under pressure. West Indies paceman Kemar Roach and birthday boy Ravi Rampaul did the early damage when they took two wickets apiece in their opening spells. Wicket-keeper Rahim, playing his 100th one-day international, added 40 runs for the fifth wicket with Alok Kapali (20) and 57 for the next with Naeem Islam (30). The Bangladeshi captain hit one six and two fours before being caught by Samuels at deep square-leg off seamer Andre Russell while going for a big shot in the 40th over. Nasir Hossain scored a useful 54-ball 50 and Abdur Razzak contributed 25 off 19 balls to help Bangladesh cross the 200-mark. The hosts made a dismal start when they lost three wickets for just one run in the first two overs, with Roach taking two wickets in the space of four balls and Rampaul one. Fast bowler Rampaul, who turned 27 on Saturday, struck with his fourth delivery when he had opener Imrul Kayes caught by wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin for no score.

threat throughout and had a clear chance in front of goalkeeper David de Gea shortly after Charlie Adam's long-range effort in the 34th. But the Spanish 'keeper saved the shot from inside the area. De Gea could do little as Gerrard — making his first start in seven months — curled a free kick through a poor defensive wall after United defender Rio Ferdinand had tripped up Charlie Adam on the edge of the area. "The free-kick wasn't the best, the intention was to get it over the wall, but a couple of years ago at Old Trafford the same thing happened, the wall split," Gerrard said. "Maybe it's just the bit of luck I was looking for in my first game back." Rooney and Nani's late entrances spurred on the visitors, however, and Hernandez powerfully guided home the equalizer. United improved to 20 points while Liverpool is fifth with 14 points.

YEONGAM, OCtObEr 15 (AP): Red Bull's perfect run of pole positions in Formula One this season ended Saturday when McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton edged out Sebastian Vettel in qualifying for the Korean Grand Prix. Hamilton's time of 1 minute, 35.820 seconds was 0.222 seconds faster than Red Bull's Vettel, who clinched his second straight F1 drivers championship at last weekend's Japanese GP. Hamilton's teammate Jenson Button was third ahead of Red Bull's Mark Webber. Red Bull had taken pole in all 15 races this season — 12 for Vettel and three for teammate Mark Webber — but couldn't keep the streak going at the Yeongam track. "I'm happy to be here and very proud of what the team has been able to achieve over the course of the last few races," Hamilton said. "For Jenson to win the last race and for us to be on the front again and the only ones competing with Red Bull, I'm very happy." Red Bull employed a novel strategy of using the same set of super-soft tires

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