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Nagaland Post

Vol XXVII No. 37

DIMAPUR, friday, january 13, 2017 Pages 12 ` 4.00

TCS chief Chandrasekaran named Tata Sons Chairman

Messi fires Barca into King’s Cup qtrs

I gave Russia blackmail docs on Trump to FBI: McCain

national, Page 5

sports, Page 12

international, Page 9

37 candidates withdraw nominations


K O H IMA , J AN 1 2 (NPN): Responding to the clarion call made by various apex tribal bodies to candidates to withdraw their nominations, 37 candidates on Thursday decided to withdraw their candidature for the forthcoming Municipal/Town Council elections. According to reports from the State Election Commission office, all


Municipal/Town Council Pfutsero Town Council Phek Town Council Meluri Town Council Chozuba Town Council Tobu Town Council Kiphire Town Council Dimapur Municipal Council

27 candidates for Pfutsero Town Council polls withdrew their nominations, four candidates-two Independents and two

No. of candidates 27 4 2 1 1 1 1

Congress-- for Phek Town Council, one candidate each (both BJP) for Dimapur Municipal Council and Tobu Town Council

poll, two independent candidates for Meluri Town Council, one Independent for Kiphire Town Council and another Independent for Chozuba Town Council withdrew their nominations. With this, Kohima, Mokokchung, Tuensang, Mon, Medziphema, Changtongya and Pfutsero Town Councils have nil candidates for the civic body elections scheduled to be held on February 1, 2017.

NPCC for deferment of polls WCH, CPO join hands with JCC of CNTC

Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) during its emergency general session held on January 12, resolved to urge the state government to defer the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) election till consensus was arrived at with the tirbe hohos and village councils. NPCC media cell said the unanimous decision was made after assessing the present situation which was developed in the recent days with regard to ULB election. Further, NPCC said the house also resolved to endorse the January 9, 2017 executive committee resolutions on demonetization and condemned the senseless act of demonetization by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying it had crippled economic activity across the nation.

NPF Mon firm on facing civic polls D IMAPUR , J AN 1 2 (NPN): Despite various tribal bodies asking candidates to withdraw their nominations on or before January 17 (last date for withdrawal) or face ex-communication, the NPF Mon division reaffirmed to “courteously” face the forthcoming election to municipal/town council in the state. The reaffirmation motion was adopted at the division meeting held on January 12. Rather, NPF Mon unit press secretary Hongnaw H.A. Konyak informed that the officials vowed to execute the task till NPF candidates in Tobu, Aboi, Naginimora and Tizit town councils emerged victorious. The unit claimed that nine NPF candidates from Mon district would probably be declared elected unopposed after the official voting since there were no opponents. NPF Mon unit expressed confident that the remaining party candidates from the district as well as from the entire state, who are in the fray would also emerged victorious as desired by the party. Further, the unit appealed the government officials, NGOs and civil societies, law enforcing agencies to actively cooperate with the competent authority administering the election process.

This is it!

“We will fight this election in every gully,every street and every town. That is provided we get cash.” K Y M C

Staff Reporter adds: Western Chakesang Hoho (WCH) and Chakhroma Public Organisation (CPO) on Thursday joined the newly formed Joint Co-ordination Committee (JCC) of the Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC), which was formed on January 5 to take up issues pertaining to Urban Local Bodies (ULB) election and ongoing nomination of intending candidates. With this development, JCC has now five members– Ao Senso Telongjem Dimapur (ASTD), Lotha Hoho Dimapur (LHD), Western Sumi Hoho (WSH), Western Chakesang Hoho (WCH) and Chakhroma Public Organisation (CPO). Briefing mediapersons here on

Thursday evening, JCC convenor Supu Jamir informed that a meeting was held with the new members and various resolutions pertaining to the issue of ULB elections in the state were adopted. “The house resolved that the five tribes will insist candidates to withdraw their candidature with immediate effect,” he stated. Another resolution was to constitute a Joint Action Committee (JAC) wherein youth organisation of the five tribes would play a key role “to accomplish the demand of Nagas”. Meanwhile, JCC has appealed for cooperation towards its cause and also asked the public to stay prepared for any eventualities.

JACWR plea to govt; slams tribes, Church

NCD ultimatum

Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) on Thursday directed all candidates for the “so called forthcoming urban local bodies election”, irrespective of all political parties and Independents under Dimapur, East Dimapur (Purana Bazaar) and Chumukedima, to withdraw their nomination papers on or before January 15, 2017. Appropriate action would be initiated, as per Naga customary law and practice, against those candidates who fail to comply with the directive, NCD asserted. In a press note, NCD general secretary Thsapongkyu Sangtam said the council stood firm with the January 4 joint resolution adopted by NCD, 19 Naga tribal bodies and civil societies.

LH calling notice

Lotha Hoho (LH) has issued a calling notice to all candidates on January 14, 11 a.m. at LTC hall, Wokha. In this regard, LH has warned that stern action would be initiated against any candidate who failed to attend the meeting including be ex-communication. (See Advt on p-9)

in the social structure of the country in many ways, he said. He further asserted that women who remained largely outside the public arena, would play a positive role, when they were allowed to involve in the decision making body. Acharya also maintained that citizens would be benefitted from basic necessary amenities once election to municipal/town councils was conducted. The Gover nor also explained on how the Nagaland Legislative Assembly in 2012 exempted the State from applicability of Article 242 (T), Part IX-A of the constituent, which deals with reservation of seats in Municipalities. However, same resolution was revoked by Nagaland Legislative Assembly on November 24, 2016 to exempt the state from implementing 33% women quota in municipalities. The resolution was revoked after NMA moved the Supreme Court against it.

The JACWR leaders minced no words against the “different organisations” whose statements were reported in the media for trying to suppress the voices of women, who comprise of 50 % of the population. JACWR reiterated that women were not trying to fight men but only demanding their constitutional rights which has been passed by the state assembly. JACWR comprising of NMA, Eastern Naga Women Organisation(ENWO) Watsu Mungdang, Tenyimia Women Organisationi and Naga Women Hoho Dimapur has since been demanding the implementation of the 33% women reservation since 2011. They said when approached, then chief minister Neiphiu Rio expressed helplessness and instead encouraged them to move the court after which he would implement the order. However, when the court ruled in their favour, they alleged that then chief minister “did not keep his word” and dragged the matter to the Division Bench in Gauhati and obtained time to review the reservation. After this, they said JACWR approached the

Correspondent IMPHAL, JAN 12: One person was killed and two others injured when militants opened fire at a convoy of civilian vehicles and trucks moving along NH-37 with security escorts late Thursday evening, near Lukhambi area under Noney police station. The deceased identified as one Nipen Kalita (24) son of Gojen Kalita, a resident of Khatkati (Assam) was killed on the spot while he was driving his Renault Duster car (ML-04B-7428). Two occupants sitting at the backseat sustained bullet injuries. They were later rushed to Imphal for treatment, police reports stated. The ambush, from a hilltop, took place at a time when police were escorting over 700 trucks loaded with essential commodities to Imphal from Jiribam. However, no militant organization has claimed responsibility for the attack till the time of filing the report. Police have been regularly escorting trucks in view of the indefinite economic blockade imposed by United Naga Council (UNC). This was reportedly the second incident where armed miscreants attacked a convoy.

Public and civil society members during the rally at Bhandari.

DIMAPUR, JAN 12 (NPN): Around 500 people from various Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Thursday staged a mass rally at Bhandari town in protest against the alleged murder of a 34year old employee (NCE) of 7th NAP Bn at Bhandari. The decomposed body late N. Nchumbeni Jami was found inside the battalion premises at Bhandari on January 8. The rally commenced from 8 am at the State Bank

of India junction. Protestors with banners and placards, which read “murder most foul”, “no place for criminals”, “ we want justice” etc, also marched towards 7th NAP camp area and returned to the junction where leaders from various organization addressed the rally. Earlier, rally started with an invocation by Kenneth Kikon, Youth director BTBE. The protestors also submitted a memorandum to

Former interim body member Tokheho H. Sema passes away D IMAPUR , J AN 1 2 (NPN): Former minister and Interim Body Member, Padma Shri Tokheho H. Sema passed away on Thursday. He was 84. Late Tokheho was elected to represent the Sumi community to the Naga Peoples’ Convention in 1959. Later he was elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1969, 1974, 1989 and was also a cabinet minister. An eminent social worker, he was associated with various organizations and was also the founder of Zunheboto Arts College, executive member of Sema Baptist Churches Associations, founder president of 1st Sumi GB’s Association, secretary Naga GBs’ Federation etc. TR Zeliang: Nagaland chief minster TR Zeliang has expressed grief on the sudden demise of one of the last few surviving Nagaland IBM members, former min-

ister and Padmashree recipient Tokheho Sema. Zeliang in a condolence message to Mrs Kitoli Yeptho, said late Tokheho was an altruistic person, who dedicated his life for the welfare of the general public and the State in particular. Chief minister, who had worked with late Tokheho during his entry into politics, recalled him (Tokheho) as a humble and straightforward person and never hesitated to speak out his mind. “He called on me last year on August 15 along with five other Members of the Interim Body and expressed concerns about the insufficient pensions exlegislators were getting, and I must say it was through his initiatives that the Nagaland Assembly had raised the salary of legislators and also the pensions of ex-legislators last year”, Zeliang said. Chief minister also recollected the supreme

Late Tokheho H. Sema

sacrifices and difficulties put in by the IBM members on the formation of Nagaland statehood. The sacrifice and the far-sighted decisions of the founding members have been benefited by the succeeding Naga generations, which the present Naga generations must acknowledge, chief minister said. Further, Zeliang conveyed condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed that Almighty grant solace, strength and comfort at the time of grief, and for the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

Supreme Court in 2013 and got an interim order issued on April 5,2016 where the court stayed the order of the Division Bench and revived the Single Bench order of the Kohima Bench on October 2011. Subsequently, they said the state government informed the Supreme Court of its intention of holding municipal and town council polls with women reservation. JACWR leaders again hit out at the tribe organisations by appealing to them to “remember their Christian ethics and desist from exposing themselves to the outside world with such unchivalrous behaviour, threats...” and reminding the tribes that it was against the essence of Naga culture to “declare war on women”. JACWR also urged upon the state government to stand by its commitment towards 33% women quota and expressed shock at the “stoic silence of the many churches” who have been “sloganeering for clean election” saying it was expected of the church to be sane Christian voice when democratic principles are laid to siege. (Full text on p-6)

Protest rally over murder in Bhandari

Acharya appeals for smooth Manipur: 1 killed, 2 conduct of civic body polls hurt in NH-37 ambush DIMAPUR, JAN 12 (NPN): With more tribal organizations directing candidates to withdraw their nominations, the Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya Thursday has appealed to all stakeholders to cooperate with the authorities, for smooth conduct of elections to municipal/town councils slated to be held on February 1, 2017. Emphasizing that dialogue was the only way to solve all issues, Acharya further appealed to the NGOs to follow the law and to allow Municipal/Town Council elections to go ahead as announced by the government, so that the democratic ideals of Nagaland was protected and preserved. The Governor also said that Nagaland will now join the rest of the country in implementing reservation for women in local bodies by conducting Municipal/ Town council elections with 33% women quota. It would not only empower women but would bring changes

Dimapur, Jan 12 (NPN): Joint Action Committee on Women Reservation (JACWR) leaders after an emergency meeting in Dimapur resolved to strongly urge the state government to “complete the election process” as per the “interim order from the apex court” and also condemned the use of force, intimidations, threats of excommunication and preventing candidates from filing nominations by some tribe organisations. In a joint statement, JACWR convenor & president NMA, Mrs Abeiu Mer u and co-convenor JACWR and advisor NMA Dr. Rosemary Dzuvichu claimed that the tribe organisations had prevented candidates including women candidates from filing nominations and also forced some to withdraw in Kohima, Mokokchung,Tuensang, Medziphema etc. JACWR also questioned the sincerity of “some legislators” who flipped flopped over passing contradictory amendments to the Nagaland Municipal Act while expressing its appreciation on the courage of those Naga women in braving the resistance to file their nominations.

Dr. S.C. Jamir: Odhisa Governor Dr. S.C. Jamir condoled over the sudden demise of veteran Naga political leaders, former Nagaland IBM member and former minister Tokheho Sema. Jamir said that the demise of late Tokheho was a great personal loss to him, as they had fought and worked together for the identity and dignity of Nagaland and Naga tribe. He praised the contribution of late Tokheho to restore peace in the trouble-torn Nagaland in the late fifties. Jamir also lamented that when the state of Nagaland was desperately seeking to rewrite its destiny to form a dynamic and progressive Naga society, his death was an irreparable loss. The Governor also praised the leadership quality of late Tokheho, who never compromised with the Naga identity and aspi-

ration. It was for this quality, he was conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award for public life, Jamir said. Further, the Governor prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace. Chotisuh Sazo: Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) speaker Chotisuh Sazo has also expressed grief on the passing away of late Padmashree Tokheho Sema, former IBM member and former minister on January 12. Sazo said late Tokheho was a prominent social worker and in recognition of his contribution to the people both in the state and country, he was awarded Padmashree in April 2016. His demise was great loss to Naga people in general and Sumi community in particular, Sazo said. The speaker further on behalf of NLA conveyed condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed

that almighty grant them strength to overcome the sorrow. Rio: Lok Sabha MP, Neiphiu Rio has expressed deep pained over the demise of Tokheho, an Interim Body Member (IBM) and minister. Rio in his condolence message described him as a person who served with distinction in every responsibility that was entrusted to him in the service of the people. Recalling his association with later Tokheho, Rio said he was a person who was always committed to serving the public in the best manner possible. His significant contributions and sacrifices for the cause of the people would always be remembered by all, said Rio. Rio said late Tokheho immensely contributed towards building Nagaland State during the most difficult and crucial period.

ADC Bhandari wherein a 7-day ultimatum was served on state home minister urging him to take action in arresting the culprit(s), stated BTEH president Thungsali Odyuo and BTSU president Longtsubemo T. Kikon in a press note. They also demanded adequate relief to the victim’s family. The public further resolved to initiate own course of action in the event the state government failed to arrest the culprits and also held responsible for any untoward incidents. The public leaders assured all possible cooperation to the state government in nabbing the accused. Civil society organizations- BTLH, BTEH, LLPRO, BTSU, LLRSU, Mhankai Okho Bhandari Town, Sungro Range Union Bhandari Town, students from various schools in Bhandari, representatives from 7th NAP Bn Bhandari and public took part in the rally.

IndiGo to ferry mortal remains of NE people for free

New Delhi, Jan 12 (PTI): Budget carrier IndiGo in association with Delhi Police on Thursday launched ‘Akhiri Ahuti’, a social service under which the Gurgaon-based airline would ferry free of cost the bodies of Northeast residents who die in Delhi to their homes. However, the service would be available only on the recommendation of the Delhi Police, IndiGo said in a release. The service has been launched to facilitate transporting of mortal remains of the deceased of the very underprivileged people from Northeast, it said. In the past, there were several incidents where people from NE residing in Delhi died and were buried or cremated in Delhi/NCR without their kith or kin be(Cont’d on p-7) ing present. K Y M C



Have courage to venture for change: Thomas

(L-R): N. Thomas Lotha, MLA addressing the 50th general conference of the Lotha Student’s Union at Chukitong, Wokha. A section of the congregation at the conference. (DIPR) DIMAPUR: Have courage to set out as pathfinders, barrier breakers and be contenders in the vast open fields of opportunities guided by the road map in the changing times, said Thomas Lotha, MLA. He was addressing the 50th Lotha Ekhae Ekhung general conference with the theme “Be an agent of

change” after unfurling its union flag in the introductory session at JNV Campus Chukitong, on January 11. According to DIPR report, Thomas exhorted that today we were able to stand strong because our predecessors had given life to this union with farsighted vision. He recalled how

as a young student leader he had also worked hard for the students community and encouraged them that as agents of change. He said collecting mementos and certificates during occasions should not be the ultimate achievement for them but success and responsibilities should go beyond that.

State BS&G participate in national jamboree at Mysuru

State officials, adult leaders and BS&G at the national jamboree. DIMAPUR: Nagaland State Bharat Scouts & Guides (BS&G) participated in the 17th national jamboree at Mysuru, Karnataka from December 29 to January 4. Scouts & Guides participated in various competitions like, folk dance, pageant show, food plaza, march pass, colour party,

state gate, state exhibition, adventure bases. For the first time, the state also participated in the band party competition at the national level which was represented by Hauyang Choba BSG Pipe Band Tuensang. It was also one of the first band party from the North East Region to participate at the national level.

Attending a maturity of 50 years is a milestone in itself and so the students community which was considered as the hope and strength of the society should make it a platform of a stepping stone and a turning point for emergence of leadership and a force of guidance for the younger generations too,

he added. DC Wokha, Wezope Kenye, in his greetings urged the students to be inquisitive, open to new ideas and learning and be committed in their work to achieve their goals. Chairman Chukidong Range Public Organisation called upon the students to promote a healthy world through their initiative, so that there would be peace, love and respect for one another. Pastor, AG Church Niroyo, Rev. Tsobemo Ngullie invoked God’s blessing. General secretar y, LSU T. Phyobemo Kikon presented the general report and the highlights of the evening included choreography presentations, special songs and item presentations etc. The general conference was attended by around 80 students units. Asst prof, St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama, Mhonthung Yanthan chaired the session.

Govt re-constitutes DPC for nongazetted posts in various deptts

DIMAPUR: Government has re-constituted the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) for all nongazetted posts under various departments, consisting of chairman, director head of department; members representative of the concerned administrative department not below the rank of an undersecretary, representative of the P&AR department not below the rank of an undersecretary; member secretary, one senior officer of the concerned directorate not below the rank of deputy director in charge of administration. DPC shall follow all normal rules and procedures for consideration of promo-

tion cases. Heads of departments should ensure that promotion cases are always routed through the DPC expeditiously so that adhoc approach to officiating promotion was avoided. DPC, while considering cases for promotion, should invariably be guided by the following criteria: APARs for the previous 5 (five) years; Vigilance clearance from the State Vigilance Commission; Availability of clear vacancy; Completion of qualifying length of service as provided in the Service Rules; Confirmation/regularization of promotion in the lower grade by the DPC and adherence to final seniority position.

Altogether 76 Scouts & Guides, adult leaders and state officials from Kohima, Dimapur, Wokha, Mokokchung, Kiphire & Tuensang Districts, represented the state. The oganisers and participants also extended gratitude to the state headquarters and well wishers DIMAPUR, JAN 12: Jamitsü Ekhüng has strongly for their immense support. condemned the brutal killing of late N. Nchumbeni Jami at Bhandari who was employed as NCE at 7th Bn NAP Bhandari by Samuel Jongkor, son of Lanuwati Ao of Dibuia village under Mangkolemba, Mokokchung district. In a condemnation note, Jamitsü Ekhüng while expressBank of Baroda, Mokokchung, ing unhappiness at inhuman murder of an innocent sister, manager Nahphoa, shared the impor- has further urged upon the law enforcing agency to book tance of banking, savings, financial plan- the culprit at the earliest and award befitting punishment ning. according to the law. The Jamitsu Ekhung also conveyed He shared various financial services deepest condolences to the bereaved family and prayed her offered by the banks for the general pub- soul to rest in peace. lic. He further highlighted about PMJDY, PMSBY, PMJJBY and APY in details. Earlier, the programme was chaired by C&SS managing director Imchawati DIMAPUR: SDPDB Pughoboto meeting for the month of Kichu, welcome address was delivered January 2017 would be held at the ADC office, Pughoboto, by Chakpa Village Council (CVC) coun- on January 17 at 11 a.m. ADC, Pughoboto, Avelu Ruho has informed all the members to attend the meeting without fail. cil secretary Moluba.

Jamitsü Ekhüng condemns

C&SS conducts financial literary camp

DIMAPUR: One-day Financial Literacy Camp (FLC) supported under FIF and managed by NABARD was conducted on January 6, at Chakpa village, organized by Care and Support Society (C&SS), Mokokchung in collaboration with Bank of Baroda, Mokokchung and sponsored by NABARD. NABARD, DDM, S. Amarjit Mangang briefly highlighted Farmers Club, SHG/JLG, WCC & KCC programme, PMMY and Stand-Up India Scheme. He further shared about digital transaction.

Pughoboto SDPDB meeting

Nagaland Post, Dimapur Friday, january 13, 2017

news in brief United village emergency meet: The united village comprising UNTABA and FIRM’S has convened an emergency meeting on January 14 at 11 a.m in the Dimapur stadium near DC court junction. All working committee members, group leaders with 5 members and frontal leaders have been requested to attend the meeting without fail. DPE general meeting: Dimapur Pyangsa Ekhung (DPE) has convened a general meeting on January 14 at 12 noon at the residence of union chairman, Kyong colony Sewak. All the members have been asked to attend the meeting. NSCBLtd 47th annual general meeting: Nagaland State Co-operative Bank Ltd (NSCB Ltd) would hold its shareholders 47th annual general meeting of the bank on January 20 at 11 a.m in the NSCB conference hall, Dimapur. Principal secretary & finance commissioner, Temjen Toy and ex-officio chairman of the bank would preside the meeting. ANDMSA Dimapur unit emergency meeting: All Nagaland District Ministerial Service Association (ANDMSA) Dimapur unit has convened an emergency meeting on January 13 at 2 p.m. at CMO office Dimapur. All the executive members have been asked to attend the meeting. DDEO Phek informs: Deputy District Education Officer (DDEO) Phek has informed that government middle & primary schools under Phek district to submit the school management committee formation report with list of SMC members along with photo copy of saving bank account to respective EBRC office on or before January 20. Necessary action will be initiated against the defaulting schools. DDTOA informs: Dimapur District Truck Owners Association (DDTOA) has informed and requested all the registered members both temporarily and permanent to attend the seminar to be held at the office premises near Amar Roller Mill Golaghat Road Dimapur in collaboration with Yes Bank of Dimapur Branch Nagaland with topic “Road safety”. A press release by Hokheto Kiba president and Kivigho Zhimomi gen secy has informed all members and well wishers to attend the seminar on Janaury 14 at 11 a.m. Resource person would be Yes Bank officials from Nagaland and Delhi. NACF emergency meeting: Niuland Area Citizen’s Forum(NACF) has convened an emergency meeting on January 14 at 1 p.m in the residence of treasurer Mughavi, Naharbari Dimapur. All the ex-presidents, general secretaries, office bearers and NACF members have been requested to attend the meeting positively. For information one may contact 9612839752 /9615705370. United village emergency meeting: United village comprising of UNTABA and FIRMS would have an emergency meeting on January 14, at 11 a.m in Dimapur Stadium near DC court junction. All the working committee members, group leaders with 5 members and frontal leaders have been requested to attend the meeting positively. DPRO Dmu informs: Nagaland calendars and diaries 2017 would be available for sale from January 12 in the office of the District Public Relations Officer office Dimapur during office hours. State BJP election directive: State BJP president Visasolie Lhoungu has issued an order that every party member must

support and vote for the party’s candidates in the ensuing municipal and town council elections, Nagaland 2017, and should not engage in any acts or intentions that could hinder the party candidates’ success. A press note by BJP Nagaland, general secretary (media) and spokesperson, Jaangsillung Gonmei stated that failure to comply would amount to breach of discipline and attract disciplinary actions in accordance with the Bharatiya Janata Party’s constitutional provision of Article XXV. TSUD informs: The combined picnic of Tenyimi Union Dimapur, Tenyimi Women Union Dimapur, Tenyimi Youth Organisation Dimapur, Tenyimi Students’ Union Dimapur (TSUD) would be held on January 14 at 11:00 a.m in T.L Angami Park. All the tribal representative units and their office bearers, seniors and all the executives have been invited. The picnic is sponsored by Tenyimi Union Dimapur. Philimi prayer fellowship: The monthly prayer fellowship of Philimi Welfare Dimapur would be held on January 14 at 7 a.m in the residence of Vikuto Wotsa, Purana Bazaar. Information pertaining to Philimi Welfare’s silver anniversary would also be disseminated at the fellowship. All bona-fide members have been requested to attend the fellowship positively. CHSSAA 2nd annual general meeting: Christian Higher Secondary School Alumni Association (CHSSAA) Dimapur has cordially invited all the alumni to the 2nd annual general meeting to be held at the school’s covenant hall on January 14 at 11 a.m. All the alumni have been requested to positively attend the meeting since matters regarding the golden jubilee function would be discussed. Rengma Hoho emergency consultative meet: Rengma Hoho has convened an emergency consultative meeting on January 14 at 10 a.m. in the Rengma Hoho office to discuss on important issues. All frontal organizations office bearers, advisors, Hoho executive members and all union office bearers from its respective villages have been requested to attend the meeting. Tenyimi combined picnic: Tenyimi combined picnic of Tenyimi Union Dimapur (TUD), Tenyimi Women Union Dimapur (TWUD), Tenyimi Youth Organization (TYO) and Tenyimi Students’ Union Dimapur (TSUD) on January 14 at 11 a.m. in T. L Angami park. All tribal representative units, office bearers, seniors and executive have been requested to attend the programme. The programme would be followed by informal session and discussion hour under the theme “True brotherhood”. The picnic would be sponsored by Tenyimi Students Union Dimapur (TSUD) CHK informs: Siikriinye festival of Chakhesang Nagas would be celebrated on January 14 at the Kohima local ground under the aegis of Chakhesang Hoho Kohima (CHK) with the theme “Strengthening unity & harmony.” The celebration would start from 11 a.m onwards. All the members of Chakhesang community residing in the state capital Kohima have been requested to be at the various gathering points on that day by 9 a.m and march to the festival venue. The designated gathering points include; T. T stadium, Officer’s Hill, PWD office junction, Keziekie Taxi Stand, CBCK Kitsubozou and TCP gate. CHK also informed that the next round of social work would take place on January 13 at 10 a.m at the Kohima local ground.

informs Alempang Baptist Church First phase trg for Dmu onGovt compilation district polling officials of civil list celebrates 25th anniversary

D.C Dimapur Kesonyu Yhome addressing the polling officials ready to undergo 1st phase training at Dimapur Government College.(DIPR) DIMAPUR: The first phase of training for Dimapur district polling officials for the ensuing municipal and town council elections commenced on January 12 at Dimapur Government College. According to DIPR report, DC, Dimapur Kesonyu Yhome, urged upon all the polling officials, to take the training seriously to avoid complications during the course of conduct of elections.”By virtue of the appointment order that was issued, appointing you as K


polling official for the ensuing civic polls you are now under the direct supervision, control and discretion of the State Election Commission, so long as the election process is not completed”, Yhome reminded. He further reminded that disciplinary proceedings of any erring official would also rest with the State Election Commission and not with the department where he/ she serves. Citing the role of particularly presiding and 1st polling officers as very critical during the conduct

of elections, he asked them not to take things casually, further reminding them of the past experiences where some polling officials were taken to task and suspended not because of very gross negligence but simple mistakes. Around 800 polling officials including presiding officers, 1st, 2nd and 3rd polling officers attended the 1st phase of training. The 2nd and 3rd phase of training for polling officials is slated for 20th January and 27th January 2017.

DIMAPUR: The P&AR department has updated civil list of all departments as on January 1, 2017. All the departments have been requested to submit the list of all officers in the enclosed proforma in Excel Format alongwith CD to the P&AR Department (AR Branch) on or before January 31. The proforma has already been notified to all the departments. Civil List would be as on January 1, 2017. P&AR department has also brought out a compendium of all important notification, orders, office memorandum issued by various departments as on April 1, 2016 and hosted in the official website of the state government. It has further been decided to bring an updated compendium incorporating all important notifications, office memorandum etc issued till date. All departments have been requested to furnish copies of important notifications, office memorandum, circulars issued from April 1, 2016 onwards by the departments to the P&AR department on or before January 31, 2017.

(L-R) CTC principal, Mar Pongen and planning committe convenor, S. Wati Ozukum releasing the anniversary souvenir and commemorative album. DIMAPUR: Alempang Baptist Church, Mokokchung Town celebrated its silver anniversary on January 11 to 12 under the theme “Rangben Nüji” (Holistic Being) at the church premises. After existing as a “Fellowship” since its inception under Mokokchung Town Baptist Church since 1969, Alempang Baptist Church was declared an independent church under ABAM on

January 12, 1992. The main service of the celebrations was held today with the pastor of Alempang Baptist Church as the main speaker who spoke on the jubilee theme. The anniversary souvenir and the anniversary commemorative album were also released as part of the service by Rev. Dr. Mar Pongen, principal, Clark Theological College. Other highlights of

the programme included a short message by Rev. Luen, a special number by Women Ministry of Alempang Baptist Church, reminiscence speech by the church’s first pastor Rev. Sübong Aier, a special prayer by Rev. I. Lanu Jamir, Nagaland Missionary Movement, felicitation of former and present staff of Alempang Baptist Church, presentation of anniversary theme song by the choir.

Mkg DPDB discusses republic day assignments DIMAPUR: Mokokchung District Planning & Development Board meeting for the month of January 2017 was held on January 12 in the ADC (Planning) conference hall. The first DPDB meeting for the year 2017 was presided over by Deputy Commissioner & vice chairman of the DPDB, Sushil Kumar Patel. According to DIPR report, the meeting chalked out detailed programme for the Independence Day celebration. Vice chairman also distributed works for the successful celebration of the day to various departments. The meeting also decided that Agri & Allied departments would organize exhibition where interested SHGs, NGOs would be invited. Chief Medical Officer Mokokchung, Dr Akaba informed the members that the first phase of Intensive Pulse Polio immunization in Mokokchung district would commence from January 29 and sought cooperation from all the members. K

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Chang community PVHSS Dmu celebrates annual prize giving ceremony celebrates Poang Lum

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Minister of H&PW, P. Longon addressing. DIMAPUR: Chang community’s biggest festival Poang Lum (winter festival) got underway at Loyem Memorial Ground Tuensang on Thursday with minister of H&FW, P. Longon, as chief guest on the first day. The two-day festival celebration was organized by Chang Khulei Setshang (Chang Tribal Council). Speaking on the occasion, Longon congratulated the CKS for successfully organizing the event which, he said, helped conserve the rich and well kneaded customs and traditions. He narrated the history of Nagaland and how it came into existence with the amalgamation of Tuen-

sang Division and the Naga Hills. “Festival is a tool to bring life to a state of exuberance and enthusiasm; today’s celebration will give a legacy to the future generation the importance of festival and its significance,” Longon said adding the “spirit of Poang lum help us to keep connected to our roots culture, values, origin, and to preserve those.” Longon went on to remark that Poang Lum celebration was a mirror of Chang community where it represented the quality of the community and its essence. The minister further applauded the culture of

the Nagas where each have different origins yet united as Nagas. He also exhorted the CKS and the councils to shoulder the responsibilities to bring community towards the betterment of the society. The chief guest of the programme also released Ku Si Khang Le (A book on scientific study of Flora and Fauna in Chang Dialect) and Mutei Mangsangh Dolen Thangjam Kumhaang (a book on vision statement 2020). Chingmak DB Tuensang highlighted the significance of the poang lum while short speech was delivered by Sangkhum Hd. GB C/ Khel Tuensang village. A special folk dance by Yangpi Women’s Organisation Tuensang Town was another highlight of the celebration. Earlier, the chief guest was received to the celebration by beating of log drums by the Chongpo cultural Society. The celebration was also attended by the many dignitaries including by DC, SP, commandant 3rd NAP, leaders of different tribal, head of the offices along with thousands of public of Tuensang.

Coordination meetings for Republic Day in Kma, Dmu

DC Kohima, Rajesh Soudararajan chairing the coordination meeting for Republic Day celebration at DC’s conference hall, Kohima on January 12, 2017. (dipr) DIMAPUR: A coordination meeting in connection with work distribution and ground arrangement for the ensuing Republic Day celebration was held in the DC’s conference hall, Kohima on January 12. According to DIPR report, DC Kohima, Rajesh Soudararajan reviewed the minutes of coordination meeting held on December 14, 2016 for the celebration



Nagaland Post, Dimapur Friday, January 13, 2017

of Republic Day 2017 and confirmed the participation of various departments, 9th Assam Rifles and NGOs/ civil societies for visitation of institutions on the occasion. DC also requested the department concerned to keep in mind and suggest something new on the exhibition stalls and other things, showcasing variety of new things to the people in the next Independence

Day and Republic Day celebrations. He also urged all the participating departments and NGOs/civil societies to extend their best services for the success of the celebration. In Dimapur, DC Kesonyu Yhome convened a meeting on January 11 in the conference hall of DC Dimapur, in connection for the preparation of the coming Republic Day celebra-

tion. Various works assignments were entrusted to different departments and it was also informed that parade rehearsal would commence from January 18. According to DIPR report, DC reminded that retreat programme held in the evening was very much part of the national event and requested all the heads of offices and government employees to attend the afternoon session winding up the day with the retreat. He further sought for the services of the officers with regard to the civic polls where hectic preparations were on and reminded that the first round of training for all the polling officials would commence on January 12 at Dimapur college. He also asked the officers to ensure that their staff, whose name has been listed for election process, to carry out their assignments and not to request for replacement. Under unavoidable circumstances ensure that replacement was done from your end, Kesonyu maintained.

D I M A P U R , JA N 1 2 : Pranab Vidyapith Higher. Secondary School (PVHSS) Dimapur celebrated its annual prize giving ceremony, 2016-2017 on January 11 at Pranab jubilee auditorium. The programme was graced assistant secretary BSS Kolkata, Swami Biswapremanandaji Maharaj as the chief guest and member of the executive body of central committee of B.S.S, Swami Dyaneshanandaji Maharaj as the guest of honour. Speaking on the occasion Swami Biswapremanandaji Maharaj applauded the management, teachers and the students of the Vidyapith for their untiring effort to make the school a premier altar of education in the whole state. In a shor t speech, founder headmaster, L.C. Das urged upon the stu-

Students of PVHSS presenting a special number at the programme. dents, teachers and parents to extend their self-less co-operation to shape the school a glorious centre of learning. Earlier, principal of PVHSS, Monoj Bhattacharjee presented the school annual report. Chief guest also unveiled the School Magazine ‘Pranabam’. Prizes were awarded to

the winners of inter school/ college essay competition followed by a cultural programme staged by the students of the school. Meanwhile, to mark the centenary celebration of B.S.S., the devotees and well-wishers of the Sangha organized a colourful procession with centenary ‘Ratha Jatra’ on January 21

started from B.S.S. Mandir premises and moved around the city. A religious congregation was also held at Mandir premises. On January 13, a universal peace Yajna would be held at Dimapur Railway High School campus at 6 p.m. B.S.S. has invited all and sundry to take part in the Yajna.

ABPDK to celebrate golden jubilee

DIMAPUR: The golden jubilee celebration of the Angami Baptist Pastor Dikon Krotho (ABPDK – Pastors & Deacons Organisation) would commence on January 13 at Shalom Bible Seminary, Sechü Zubza. Over one thousand pastors and deacons from all the churches under ABCC are expected to attend the three-day celebration from January 13-15, which is being hosted by Sechü Zubza Baptist Church. The inauguration of the APBDK 50 year’s monolith at 1 p.m on Friday would mark the commencement of the jubilee celebration, with the dedicatory prayer to be offered by Rev Tsolie Chase, pastor, Baptist Church Khonoma. Meanwhile, all churches and range councils have been asked to bring their respective flags, while it has also been informed that a registration fee of Rs 100 would be charged from all pastors and deacons. Pastors and deacons who have served in the past years are also invited to attend the celebration. All the churches have been requested to come along with the names of those deceased pastors and deacons who served from December 2, 2015 till January 13, 2017. The churches have also been reminded to bring along with them the offering collected on November 27 on the occasion of ABCC pastors and deacons day.

Book on ‘The Church, its People’ released

L t . G e n . A n i l C h a u h a n , G e n e r a l O ff i c e r Commanding 3 Corps during his visit to Kohima paid a courtesy call on Governor of Nagaland, P. B. Acharya. Chauhan also visited IGAR (North) Hqs at Kohima and the Assam Rifles garrison at Chiswema. He further called on the family of late Capt. Neikezhakuo Kenguruse who had made not only Nagaland but entire country proud by the act of his bravery during Kargil War for which he was awarded the Mahavir Chakra.

Rev Dr Phughoto Sema along with Rev Dr Hevukhu Achumi releasing the book at Kiyeto village on Tuesday.

DIMAPUR: A book titled, “The Church, its People” authored by Rev Dr Phughoto Sema was released on January 10 by executive secretary WSBAK, Rev Dr Hevukhu Achumi at Kiyeto village. The book is based on his experiences and observations of the Church and its people which he analysed in his 35 years of service for the Lord. The book also includes a discourse on divisive politics and illegal vote banks which negatively affects

the Church and its people. “If we do not live properly today, there is a bleak future awaiting us,” he said. Rev Dr Phughoto informed that the book was a second edition of a similar book authored by him in 1991. Rev Dr Hevukhu pronounced a dedicatory prayer before releasing the book. It may be also noted that the release of the book coincided with completion of 35 years of Rev Dr Phughoto’s service for the Lord as well as his 60th birthday.

Director IPR graces 2nd day of AKTM triennial conference

Director, Information & Public Relations, Nagalnad, Limawati Ao, speaking on the 2nd day of AKTM 41st triennial conference at Sungratsu village. (DIPR) DIMAPUR: “Culture is rooted in language, therefore if we are to preserve our culture we need to preserve our language”, said the director, Information and Public Relations, Nagaland, Limawati Longchar who was the special guest on the second day of the 41st triennial conference of Asetkong Kaketshir Telongjem Mungdang (Asetkong Range Students’ Conference) at Sungratsu village on January 11. According to DIPR report, he said preserving one’s culture does not solely mean preserving of folklore and folk songs but it encomK


passed the daily activities such as the way one spoke and acted, respect to elders and having originality in whatever one does etc. Limawati Longchar also maintained that while preserving our rich culture we needed to respect and avoid infringing other areas. He said we cannot preserve what was contradictory to religion. Other highlight of the programme included presentation of culture items representing student’s union from different village and town units and cultural quiz competition. K



Manipur police arrest Final electoral roll shows women four NSCN (I-M) cadres voters exceed men in Manipur est constituency with the constituencies in Imphal covering only two square km each. The elections to the 60 seats Manipur Assembly will be conducted in two phases, on March 4 and 8, as announced by the Election Commission of India on January 4 last. Among various political parties operating in the state, nine of them are recognized by the ECI, the CEO said while listing out the parties. The recognized parties are All India Trinamool Congress (AITC), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Communist Party of India (CPI), Communist Party of IndiaMarxist CPI-M), Indian National Congress (INC), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Naga Peoples Front (NPF) and People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA). Manipur People’s Party (MPP), the oldest regional political party, has been

delisted from the recognized political parties after it was derecognized by the ECI in 2013. The party which had ruled the state for more than two terms was derecognized after none of its candidate had won the last state Assembly election in 2012 and Lok Sabha election in 2009. However, as it is still active, the party is planning to field its candidates in the ensuing elections. Its president N Sovakiran was among others who are planning to contest the elections. Talking about the preparation being made by the election authority for the smooth as well as free and fair elections, CEO Vivek Kumar Dewangan said that Voters Assistance Booths (VAB) will be set up in every polling station. VAB will facilitate the voter to locate his/her polling booth number and serial number in the electoral roll of that concerned polling booth.

No laxity will be tolerated in updating NRC process: Sonowal

Encroachment attempt foiled


IMPHAL, Jan 12: Women voters outnumbered men voters by 42,881 as the final electoral roll for all the 60 Assembly constituencies of poll-bound Manipur was released on Thursday. As per the electoral rolls published today with January 1, 2017 as qualifying date, the total number of people eligible for casting votes in the ensuing two-phase polls in March is 18,93,743 out of which 9,25,431 are male and 9,68,312 are female electors. State chief electoral officer (CEO) Vivek Kumar Dewangan said that the highest number of voters were in the age group of 20-29 with 5,04,502 electors constituting 15.27% of the total electors. Speaking to reporters after releasing the final electoral rolls at the conference hall of the old secretariat, Imphal, the CEO said that

Guwahati, Jan 12 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said no leniency from officers of any rank will be tolerated in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) updation and asked district deputy commissioners to immediately remove employees who are seen to be casual in their jobs. With Assam being the first state in the country to implement NRC updation, the deputy commissioners must maintain utmost care to ensure error-free verification of documents, he said here and directed them to review the process every week for minimum two hours. “People of Assam have high hopes from this exercise,” he said and asked the deputy commissioners to work harder to ensure effective and timely implementation of all government programmes. He also asked them to remain alert and proactive and build a congenial environment taking all communities into confidence for charting a

Imphal East district has the highest elector to population ratio with 66% in the district. The lowest being Senapati district with 39%, he added. The total number of electors in Imphal East district is 3,24,491, Imphal West has 3,53,705 electors, Bishnupur has 1,68,003 e l e c t o r s, T h o u b a l h a s 2,96,884 electors, Chandel has 91,994 electors, Ukhrul has 1,12,065 electors, Senapati has 2,59,294 electors, Tamenglong has 93,469 electors and Churachandpur has 1,93,838 electors. Imphal West has highest gender ratio with 1075 female electors for every 1000 male voters while Senapati has the lowest gender ratio with 991 female electors for every 1000 male voters. Phunyar constituency in Ukhrul district is the largest assembly constituency geographically with 38.9 square km while Singjamei and Keisamthong Assembly are recorded as the small-

Sarbananda Sonowal

new era of development in the state. Reiterating the government’s commitment for providing land deeds to 30,000 landless indigenous people of the state, Sonowal asked the DCs to immediately conduct survey to identify the background of the encroachers and carry out eviction drive with caution. He said the Assam gover nment is actively working on “Discovery of Assam” project directed the DCs to tap the resources available in their respective districts including human, natural, cultural and communication. The Chief Minister also asked the Deputy Commissioners to

KCP chief among two arrested in Delhi New Delhi Jan 12 (PTI): The chief of Manipur’s proscribed Kangliepak Communist Party was today arrested along with a woman from east Delhi’s Mayur Vihar area. Delhi Police’s Special Cell arrested Khoirom Ranjit aka Rocky aka Great

Macha, who is wanted in connection with various terror attacks in Manipur, this morning, said a senior police officer. He was arrested along with a woman identified as Inugbam Sanatombi Devi, he added. Further details are awaited.

identify the issues and concerns which create law and order situation in the district and submit report to the government projecting the aspirations of specific communities with suggestions for different programmes for fulfilling them. Government will include such innovative programmes in the forthcoming budget, he said and added that the Government is working for inclusive development and it is the responsibility of the DCs to ensure that all schemes implemented in their district must encompass all and reaches all. The DCs were also asked to bring about reform in the Social Welfare department stating that the department has experienced setback in recent times due to mismanagement and lack of motivation of the employees. He also directed the DCs to conduct motivational workshop with all functionaries of the department to boost up the morale for a reformative change.


Diphu, Jan 12: Forest officials and local police and CRPF personals foiled an encroachment attempt in Matipung District Council Reserved Forest area located in the outskirt of Diphu town Wednesday. Large number of women from nearby Rongchigrum, Rongmili and Rongmarjong made the attempt to storm inside the vacant land. The group of women has been clearing the forest land since last week. Forest, police and CRPF personals led by Diphu ADC Ahmed reminded the encroachers of the legal penalty of encroaching forest land.

NVU, Karbi Anglong informs

D imap u r , Ja n 1 2 (NPN): Nahorijan Village Union (NVU) Karbi Anglong Assam has informed all the land owners to cut down teak plantations by February 2017. NVU will look after the matter to its will if it is not cut down within the given time, stated NVU Karbi Anglong in a press release.

Regd. No. 2155/15 Date : 21/9/15 AFFIDAVIT I, Mr. Tonkeswar alias Tonkeswar Mech S/o Dhereswar Mech Aged about 23 years resident of H/No. 14GB 543 Naharbari, Dimapur; Nagaland do hereby solemnly affirm and state on oath as follows :1. That, I am a bonafide citizen of India and residing at the above mentioned address. 2. That my Full and correct is which Tonkeswar Mech which was correctly be recorded in all my documents but educational certificate, my name has been entered as Tonkeswar only without my Mech title which needs to be corrected now as Tonkeswar Mech. 3. That Tonkeswar and Tonkeswar Mech refers to my name and is of one and same person only. 4. That henceforth shall be known as Tonkeswar Mech for all official purpose and intents. 5. That the statements given above are all true and correct and nothing is concealed there in. Deponent Solemnly affirmed and sworn before me on this 15th day of Sept. 2015. NOTARY PUBLIC DP-433

AR undertakes CHANGE INITIATIVE TEAM WOZHURO civic action WOKHA: NAGALAND Regd. No HOME/SRC-6987 projects in Tirap D I M A P UR , Ja n 1 2 (NPN): Khonsa battalion of Assam Rifles keeping up to the motto “Friends of the North East people” undertook a Military Civic Action (MCA) project for bringing clean water to Sanliam, one of the remote village of Tirap district. According to PRO (Defence), the battalion constructed a water storage tank for Sanliam village and was inaugurated on January 3, by the Commandant of the Khonsa Battalion, who also gave a computer to the villagers to start digitization of Sanliam. On the inauguration day a medical camp was also organized. Altogether 76 people were given medical treatment.


I mphal , J a n 1 2 (PTI): Three cadres of NSCN(IM) and one sympathiser was apprehended from different locations of Thoubal district following three search operations by Manipur police commandos, a police officer said today. In a search operation conducted at Tuisem village by state police commandos yesterday led by SP M Pradeep, at around 3 am, seven persons were apprehended for failing to provide authentic identity papers. Three of them turned out to be former members of NSCN(IM), the officer said. They have been handed over to Pallel Police station for verification, the officer said. Four SSBL guns and one weapon were recovered during the operation, the sources said. In another operation carried out yesterday

at Khangshim village in Thoubal district, one sympathiser and a captain of the militant outfit was also arrested. The duo has been identified as Hongsha, 32, and self-styled Captain Ashang Hongsha, 42, of the same village, the police officer said. HOngsha was in constant touch with cadres stationed at Dimapur’s Hebron Camp, the officer added. The commando team also recovered one .38 pistol with four live rounds and one mobile handset. Meanwhile, another police team, carried out a search operation at Serou locality, leading to the arrest of yet another two cadres of the same outfit identified as Bungdon Bingham, 29 and Setlun Shungjong, 23. The state force managed to recover one .32 pistol loaded with one live round, by the police, the officer said.

Dearest kaka, You have brought so much joy and happiness into our lives. We love you little one. Happy Birthday! God Bless you richly. From CWC, Dimapur

CBI not probing other party leaders in chit fund scam: TMC

Agartala, Jan 12 (PTI): The Trinamool Congress (TMC) today wondered why the CBI was only targetting it’s leaders while leaving out other opposition leaders who were also allegedly involved with some chit fund groups. “It is surprising that despite involvement of Babul Supriyo and Roopa Ganguly, two BJP leaders from Bengal, CBI did not take any action against them,” West Bengal minister for Irrigation, Rajiv Banejee said, adding two TMC MPs were arrested in framed up ponzy cases.

Banerjee also alleged that Tripura Chief Minister, Manik Sarkar and Social Welfare minister Bijita Nath were involved with some chit fund groups, but the probe agency did not initiate any action against them. “CBI is working with a political motive to harass the TMC supremo Mamata Baner jee and political leaders of TMC,” he said at a protest meeting at RMS Chowmuhani here against demonetisation and alleged vindictive attitude of the central government towards the leaders of TMC.

Mizo youth assaulted in Bengaluru; three arrested

BENGALURU, Jan 12 (Agencies): A youth from the north-east, working in Bengalur u, was slapped and assaulted with a rod by neighbours allegedly over a vehicle parking issue. However, members of the north east community have termed it a racial attack. Though the incident happened on the night of December 26, a video capturing it was released by an association of the north-east community to the police. The victim Jerry (24) is a native of Mizoram and works as hairdresser in a spa. The neighbours who attacked Jerry have been Regd. No. 81/2017

arrested. According to police, the incident took place on December 26 around 2 am following a quarrel over vehicle parking on Sampanna Road, RS Palya, Banaswadi. The accused had a verbal duel with the victim who stayed in the neighbourhood over parking his motorycle outside their house. The trio slapped and beat up Jerry and threatened him with dire consequences. The arrested are Clifford Wilson (80), retired security officer, Carlton Wilson (56), former school principal, and Lynn Wilson (54), assistant manager with


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Date : 12/01/2017

I, Shri. Vishepu S/o Zhehoshe, permanent resident of Shoipu Village Zunheboto, Nagaland do hereby solemnly and state on oath as follows : 1. That I am permanent resident in the above referred address and a government servant by profession, serving in the rank of primary teacher and posted at GPS Hoishe, Sub-Division Satakha District Zunheboto, Nagaland. 2. That is my academic documents and service record books my name has been entered as Hokito. 3. That Hokito is my pet name and my family members used to call me Hokito. 4. That my official name Vishepu and my parents entered my pet name Hokito in my academy record. 5. That, Vishepu and Hokito are same and one person and that is only my name. 6. That, the statement made above are true and correct and nothing material is false to the best of my knowledge and belief. Deponent Solemnly affirmed and sworn before me on this 12th of Jan. 2017. Notary Public DP-445 Regd. No. 796/17


Date : 12/1/17

I, Shri. T. Imsongmeren Ao, father of Smti. Rongsennungla T Imsong, aged about 50 yrs, resident of Naga United, Dimapur, Nagaland, do hereby solemnly affirm and state on oath as follows : 1. That I am bonafide citizen of India, resident of the above mentioned address and hailing from Ao Community. 2. That in my daughter's educational record and other documents, my name (father's) has been entered/recorded as T. Meren Imsong. 3. That the name T. Imsongmeren Ao and T. Meren Imsong is one and same person. 4. Henceforth, my name (father's) T. Meren Imsong will be used for all her educational purpose/official documents and future correspondences.


Regd. No. 795/17


Date : 12/1/17

I, Shri. T. Imsongmeren Ao, father of Smti. T. Zululemla Imsong, aged about 50 yrs, resident of Naga United, Dimapur, Nagaland, do hereby solemnly affirm and state on oath as follows : 1. That I am bonafide citizen of India, resident of the above mentioned address and hailing from Ao Community. 2. That in my daughter's educational record and other documents, my name (father's) has been entered/recorded as T. Meren Imsong. 3. That the name T. Imsongmeren Ao and T. Meren Imsong is one and same person. 4. Henceforth, my name (father's) T. Meren Imsong will be used for all her educational purpose/official documents and future correspondences.


a private bank. All are residents of RS Palya. The police have registered a suo motu case under IPC sections 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 341 (wrongful restraint), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) reference with 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention). Rini Ralte, co-ordinator of Northeast Solidarity Forum, said, “The boy told me that he was there to celebrate Christmas and rushed down on hearing the sound

That the statements made in Para 1 to 4 of this affidavit are true to the best of my knowledge and nothing has been concealed thereof. Deponent Solemnly declared before me. Notary Public DP-423

of a vehicle falling. He went to check if it was his.” Ralte alleged that without provocation, one of the neighbours started hitting Jerry. “He was crying and begging them not to hit him as he had done no wrong, but other neighbours supported the man and all started hitting him. The accused persons even threatened to kill Jerry. One neighbour called the police who also blamed the boy,” she alleged, adding that Jerry didn’t want to file a complaint. The video, which was shot by one of the neighbours, was sent to Ralte, who forwarded it to the Banaswadi police.


Date : 09/01/2017

I, Shri. Keyileuteing Ndang, S/o Iherie Ndang, Resident of DB Lane, Jalukie Town Dist. Peren, Nagaland do hereby solemnly affirm and declare as under :1. That, I am a bonafide and law abiding citizen of India. 2. That, my name is entered and recorded in two different ways as such "Keyileuteing Ndang" and "Keyileuteing" in my official documents and records. 3. That, I have sworn this affidavit to declare that both the aforesaid names are of one and the same person, i.e, my name only. 4. That the content of this affidavit from para (1) to (3) are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief and nothing material has been concealed therein. And I have signed this affidavit on this 09th day of January ' 2017 at Dimapur, Nagaland. Deponent Solemnly affirmed and declared before me. NOTARY PUBLIC DP-429

That the statements made in Para 1 to 4 of this affidavit are true to the best of my knowledge and nothing has been concealed thereof. Deponent Solemnly declared before me. Notary Public DP-424

With the intention to promote and inculcate the spirit of sportsmanship and also to identify the upcoming talents in sports, the 1st Wozhuro Circle volleyball tournament was organized by the Change Initiative Team Wozhuro from 22nd to 23rd December 2016 at Wozhuro Mini Stadium with Shri. Mungchow Khuvung, Shaki village council Chairman as the chief guest. The chief guest in his speech encouraged the youth to promote sports in the range and advised them to play in fairness, respect and sense of fellowship with one’s competitors. Altogether 9 teams participated in the tournament. Town Club Shaki emerged as the winner and Sankiton Sporting Club-A as the runners up. Meanwhile Change Initiative Team Wozhuro extend its appreciation to Phanrum Khuvung, Mhathung Khuvung, Yanbamo Khuvung, A.Elithung Tsopoe, C. Lichanthung Odyuo, Chanthungo Ovung and Nzanbemo Ovung for their cash donation and all those individuals and groups for their support for organizing the tournament. (L. YANBEMO ENNIO)SECRETARY GENERAL CHANGE INITIATIVE TEAM, WOZHURO DC-62

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Regd. No. 44 Date. 12-01-2017 I, Shri/Smti Kumari Keneivi-i Nagi son/daughter of Dr. Neizo Nagi age about 16 years resident of Jotsoma town/village Kohima Dist. of the State of Nagaland do hereby solemnly affirm and declare as under:1. That the correct spelling of my name is Keneivi-i Nagi whereas due to negligence the spelling of my name was entered and recorded as Kenivii in my pass port. 2. That the correct spelling of my names should be as Keneivi-i Nagi and not Kenivii. That the statements made by me above are correct and true and nothing has been concealed therein. I hereby inscribe my signature below today the 12-01-2017 at Kohima. Deponent K-0073


The Wangrieng Peiname of the Puilwa is honoured to extend our heartiest congratulations to Miss Leisangzeule Wangrieng and Miss Rehungzeule Wang rieng, D/o Mr. Hungeu Wangrieng Zeliang for successfully getting through in NSEE I Vet. Science and NSEE II MBBS. We praise God for their success and further wishes them success in all their future endeavours. (NAMRIP WANGRIENG) President Wangrieng Peiname

(SAMZAI WANGRIENG) Secretary Wangrieng Peiname




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SC refuses to allow Jallikattu

Jallikattu has been fiercely opposed by animals rights activists. (FILE)

PMO seeks report on BSF jawan food video NEW DELHI, Jan 12 (Agencies): The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Thursday sought a report from the home ministry about BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav’s allegation that poor-quality food being served to paramilitary troops at border areas. Yadav’s wife today said her husband is being pressured to withdraw his complaint and apologise. “He told me that he is being pressured to take the complaint back and apologise,” the BSF jawan’s wife Sharmila told ANI. Earlier on Wednesday, Sharmila backed her husband asserting that what he did was not wrong, as his intention was to expose the truth. “If my husband were mentally unstable or indisciplined, why was he given a rifle by the BSF to guard the country’s border in crucial areas?” asked Sharmila. “My husband’s problem is that he is in the habit of not tolerating injustice, for which he has suffered during his service tenure,” Sharmila told TOI on Wednesday. Around 90 lakh people have watched the video and around 4.4 lakh have shared it on social media in three days.

on Monday urged the central government to promulgate an ordinance enabling the holding of Jallikattu. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Panneerselvam said Jallikattu is an integral part of the Pongal festivities and the festival holds great importance for the people of Tamil Nadu. In Jallikattu, a bull vaulter is expected to hang on to the bull’s hump for a stipulated distance or for a minimum of three jumps made by the bull. The Supreme Court in May 2014 banned Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu. The court also held that bulls cannot be

used as performing animals either for Jallikattu events or for bullock cart races in the states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra or elsewhere in the country. The festival of Pongal is celebrated to thank the Sun, rain and farm animals. It would be celebrated on January 14.

Aurangabad, Jan 12 (PTI): In an incident of fratricide, a CISF personnel today allegedly opened fire at his colleagues, killing four of them at the Navinagar Power Generating Company premises in Bihar’s Aurangabad district. Superintendent of Police Satyaprakash said the CISF personnel Balbir was apparently angry over leave issues and fired at his colleagues from his service rifle, killing two of them on the spot at the company campus. Two others injured by him in the incident were declared brought dead by doctors of Narayan Medical College and Hospital in neighbouring Rohtas district where they were rushed, the SP said. The incident was reported at about 12:30 AM. The accused CISF person-

nel, who hails from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, has been arrested, Satyaprakash said, adding senior police officials have rushed to the spot to probe the incident. The four CISF personnel who were killed have been identified as Bachcha Sharma, N Mishra, Arvind Kumar and G S Ram, he said. Officials said, “Preliminary information states that Balveer opened fire on his colleagues, using a service rifle, in an alleged fratricide incident”. Balveer allegedly used his INSAS rifle to shoot his colleagues who had assembled to leave for the shift change and after the first hit, he was overpowered by others present around.

Air Chief flies solo in MiG-21 New Delhi, Jan 12 (PTI): Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, who was on a visit to a forward base in Utarlai in Rajasthan, today flew solo in a MiG-21 ‘Type96’ aircraft, his first such flight after taking charge of the force. It is also rare for an Air Force Chief to fly solo. Dhanoa flew the same type of aircraft during Kargil Operations and carried out many night strike missions in the mountainous terrain. He was awarded Yudh Sewa Medal. The MiG-21 is the oldest fighter fleet in the IAF inventory. Dhanoa, who is visiting the forward air base in the western sector from January 12 to 14, will assess operational readiness and review the morale of the personnel stationed there.

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had said, “Desh mein samasyaein khadi ho rahi hain jansankhya ke karan. Uske liye Hindu zimmedar nahin hain Zimmedar toh wo hain jo chaar biwion aur chalees bachchon ki baatein karte hain.” (There are problems in the country because of the growth of population. Hindus are not responsible for that. Those responsible are the ones who talk of four wives and 40 children.) The BJP MP’s remarks come days after the Supreme Court ruled that political parties and candidates can’t seek votes in the name of religion or caste and ahead of the first phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh on February 11.


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NEW DELHI, Jan 12 (PTI): The Election Commission has censured BJP’s Sakshi Maharaj over his population control remark. The Commission had earlier issued a notice to the BJP MP asking why action should not be taken against him for his controversial statement. The EC in the notice said prima facie the MP from Unnao in pollbound Uttar Pradesh has violated the model code which came into force on January 4 following announcement of assembly polls in five states, including Uttar Pradesh. Speaking at a sant sammelan in Meerut last week, Sakshi Maharaj

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New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to pass an interim order for organising the bull taming sport -- Jallikattu -- during the ensuing Pongal festival. A division bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that the draft of Jallikattu judgement has been prepared but it would not be possible to deliver it before Saturday. The court had reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging the Centre’s notification allowing the sport. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam

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Tributes to Vivekananda

proved to be a turning point in his life, as Shri Paramhans made him aware of the depth of spirituality and its importance in human life. Swami Vivekananda strongly opposed the superstitions and casteism prevalent in the society and enlightened the people. In 1892, in Kanyakumari, Swamiji meditated for 3 days. A memorial marks the occasion in the southern town. He is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission and is perhaps best known for his speech which began, “Sisters and brothers of America ...,” in which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago in 1893. He believed that Science and Religion should converge on the same platform for the benefit of humanity. His life will keep inspiring us.





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etisation under which Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes were withdrawn. PM Modi, while addressing the 21st National Youth Festival by video conferencing, underlined that over 80 crore people aged under 35 years can contribute immensely to the social changes. He specifically asked them to fight against caste discrimination, black money and untouchability while focussing on 3Cs — collectively, connectivity and creativity. Talking about ‘collectively’, he emphasised the need for unity by ending discrimination, saying it is a big power. About ‘connectivity’, he said technology

These inspirational words by India’s spiritual guru Swami Vivekanand inspires the youth even today. Born in Kolkata on 12th January in 1863 to an affluent bengali family, Swami Vivekananda’s father Vishwanath Dutta, was an attorney at the Calcutta High Court while his mother, Bhubaneswari Devi, was a devout housewife. Named as Narendranath at a young age, Narendra took formal monastic vows and took the name “Swami Vivekananda”. Through his childhood, Swami Vivekanand displayed outstanding qualities of character, devotion, talent, a deep philosophical mind, and a capacity for both deep meditation and intense compassion for his fellow men. Well versed with knowledge of Eastern and Western culture, his initial beliefs were shaped by Brahmo concepts, which included belief in a formless God and the deprecation of idolatry. In 1881, with his intellectual quest for God, he first met Shri Ramakrishna Paramhans. The meeting


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has reduced distances and technology is the demand of time. With regard to ‘creativity’, he underlined the need for new views, new thoughts and new approaches. “If new thinking ends, the life comes to a standstill. Give priority to new thinking. Work on new thoughts…Don’t pay attention to what others say,” he told the youth. National Youth Day is celebrated on January 12 on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984 the Government declared the day as the National Youth Day and since then the event is celebrated every year.


Rohtak (Haryana), Jan 12 (PTI): Contending that black money had “destroyed” the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reached out to the youth, asking them to fight against it along with social problems like caste discrimination, untouchability and harassment of women. Hailing the youth for their contribution to various aspects of the society, he pitched for new thinking while underlining the need for channelising the tremendous energy of the young people and preventing them from getting misled. The Prime Minister asked the youth to focus on six social challenges — ending of illiteracy, insensitivity, perverted thinking, failure to rise above caste considerations, ill-treatment of women and callous attitude towards the environment. “Black money has destroyed the country… Recently we took a major decision to fight black money. The youth have put in their energy into this,” he said while referring to demon-



Nagaland Post Vol. XXVII NO. 37 Dimapur, Friday, January 13, 2017

Promoting varied interests


here’s a lot of money to be made in the business of preparing and projecting surveys, especially pre and post poll surveys in the country in the given circumstances where voter preference can be as varied and wide. With elections to five states to beheld during February, pre-poll surveys appear to have handed states to certain parties. It is still too early to conclude the outcome and only the exit polls could provide some inkling on how the polling went. Opinion polls taken before polling as well as after polling , have aroused fierce debate among the people and a point that had led both the Press Council of India as well as the Election Commission of India issuing strictures against their publication. However, the Supreme Court of India intervened following petitions on the issue of freedom of expression which made the Election Commission withdraw its guidelines. The opinion polls normally published before polling, is supposed to inform public about surveys conducted on the voter preferences. Exit polls on the other hand, are taken after voting to get an idea for whom or for which party or parties, the people voted for. This is also meant to inform the public on the likely trend of the results. The opinion polls published in major national newspapers including metro television channels have taken psephology to another level. It begins with a series of visits to the constituencies where the ground reports are analysed by the survey team. The accuracy of such surveys depend on the margin of error. In many cases, media in collaboration with the firms doing research, are often hired by a political organization to promote their cause or interests for favourable projections. Sometimes, the projections could go very wrong if the surveys were conducted with the motive of trying to promote the interests of any political party. The so-called ‘hung house’ has become the favourite phrase of the media and the easiest escape route of pollsters. The so-called ‘margin of error’ of one percent or two swing this way or that sounded methodical. Fortunately these poll predictions were dumped to the dustbin by the electorate. The euphoria sought to be created by segments over the predictions or exit findings for the consumption of political parties is flawed. In a way, democratic elections can be best served if the people’s preference is kept within the bounds of discussion rather than publishing surveys that undeniably unfairly influence the voters and impinge upon their freedom of choice. Anything that serves to influence the minds of voters cannot be accepted. Such publications or broadcast should be considered as electioneering campaign sponsored by whichever political party so that the opponents could also organize their own surveys. Then only will these opinion and exit polls be considered fair though flawed. There is no guarantee that political parties would not influence the pollsters to ‘swing one or two percent’ their way to serve their political objectives. Money is no problem as politics is all about money and power and the highest bidder gets the media attention and concern. These opinion and exit polls should be dealt with more carefully and if needed, the Election Commission of India and the Press Council of India should set clear cut guidelines.

DailyDevotion Have You Ever Been Alone with God? (1) When they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples. —Mark 4:34 Our Solitude with Him.Jesus doesn’t take us aside and explain things to us all the time; He explains things to us as we are able to understand them. The lives of others are examples for us, but God requires us to examine our own souls. It is slow work— so slow that it takes God all of time and eternity to make a man or woman conform to His purpose. We can only be used by God after we allow Him to show us the deep, hidden areas of our own character. It is astounding how ignorant we are about ourselves! We don’t even recognize the envy, laziness, or pride within us when we see it. But Jesus will reveal to us everything we have held within ourselves before His grace began to work. How many of us have learned to look inwardly with courage? We have to get rid of the idea that we understand ourselves. That is always the last bit of pride to go. The only One who understands us is God. The greatest curse in our spiritual life is pride. If we have ever had a glimpse of what we are like in the sight of God, we will never say, “Oh, I’m so unworthy.” We will understand that this goes without saying. But as long as there is any doubt that we are unworthy, God will continue to close us in until He gets us alone. Whenever there is any element of pride or conceit remaining, Jesus can’t teach us anything. He will allow us to experience heartbreak or the disappointment we feel when our intellectual pride is wounded. He will reveal numerous misplaced affections or desires— things over which we never thought He would have to get us alone. Many things are shown to us, often without effect. But when God gets us alone over them, they will be clear.


I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Nagaland Post, Dimapur friday, January 13, 2017

Post-mortem Lessons on confrontations Joint Action Committee on Women Reservation


n 2017, 9th January morning, the AYO (Angami Youth Organization) Volunteers and the Nagaland Police faced each other eyeball to eyeball in a tense situation in Kohima City Main Street. The Nagaland Police, Armed with Automatic Rifles, loaded and ready to use any moment on Order from the Authority, and many of the AYO Kohima-Bandh Volunteers with Wooden and Bamboo Sticks, faced each other, the narrow Street only separating each other. It was a poignant moment of confrontation and any unintended action from either side could cause serious difficulties. In confrontation mood, it is a test, on both sides, of the principle, discipline and nerve. Some two thousand and seventeen years ago, according to the famous contemporary Jewish Historian –Josephus, a confrontation occurred in the middle of the Jerusalem City during the reckless Roman Governorship of Pilat. Roman Soldiers Armed in full battle readiness were on duty in the Streets of Jerusalem to prevent any sudden Jewish insurrection against the hated colonial Power: Thousands of Jewish Worshipers from all over the then known World were in the city for the Annual Religious Festival of the Jews. Suddenly a great riot broke out against the Roman Soldiers; the Jewish worshipers threw stones and any available missiles at the Soldiers. The soldiers killed many of the rioters and when things finally settled down, thousands of worshipers lay strewn dead in the street. The Emperor removed Pilat untimely from the Governorship of Judea. The incident started from an irate Roman Soldier lifting his Skirt and contemptuously showing his Genitals at the worshipers who started throwing stones at him in anger! The Kohima City Centre at 7:30 AM on 9 January looked completely strange: the Main Street eerily empty, uncommonly quiet, all shops closed except a few Eateries; there was a Woman trying to open the Lock on the front door of her Pharmacy and few Deshuali laborers in the Street. Soon Northern Angami Youth Volunteers poured out of this, that houses of Northern Angami Constituency I, and phalanges of them moved to the local football Ground Khuochiezhie. Two lone-armed Police distinctively walked through the Ground from the Southern Gate, in full of view of the collecting youth Volunteers in the ground: some half a dozen Kohima Village GBs sat on plastic chairs on the side. A thoughtless jest or funny remark from any one of the considerable Volunteers in the Ground at

the bristly walking two lone Police could cause ugly unpleasant scenes but none of the youth uttered any thing and the two crossed out of the northern Gate without any incident. Most of the Volunteers carried Sticks and Staff, the atmosphere was slowly getting charged with the rising Sun and the youth leaders reminded one the Volunteers not to be the first to use the Sticks. From the very beginning of the Rally, it was decided at every respective Village Councils that the Bandh would be observed but it was pointedly reminded to be a Peaceful and non-Violent Rally. In the days of yore, Angamis accepted violent bare hand fights in the people sometimes but the Person who uses ‘Sei-Ketsie’ (implements of Sticks-Stone) first was considered ‘Wrong’ and declared so. It is odd the AYO Volunteers carried Stick and Staff in the Rally. Fortunately, nothing more serious happened: A Peaceful, Non-Violent democratic Rally with fashioned Staff and Sticks with Nails is Unconscionable. The Nagaland Police showed exemplary forbearance and Restrains. They and their Officers from the Top to the Bottom deserve praise and applause. Civilians and the Police together must constitute the quality of the Society we all desire to uplift. One of the greatest examples of Peaceful Resistance, seared in the Psyche of the People of the whole World, is perhaps of the Jewish Settlers in Gaza, refusing to vacate their Houses in the Territory the Israeli Government has voluntarily decided to vacate the nation captured in the War long ago. The Israeli Police descended on the Settlers and tried to remove them bodily from their Homes. The Settlers community in Groups held each other personally and tightly together to prevent the Soldiers pull them apart and removing them bodily. There was not a single angry voice from any one, there was not a incident of violence and one by one, with considerable pulling and jostling, the Army pulled the Settlers away with care and vacated the Territory of Gaza. What an example of Peaceful Resistance! At this rate today in Nagaland, the Public may come to have to reject Government unwise decision sometimes and may have to resort to Peaceful Resistance. The Rallies may not be described as ‘Protest Rally’, but rather as ‘Rally To Preserve Citizen Rights’ and the Volunteers may sing Naga Rally Songs ‘Ho-uh......ho-oh; Ho-uh......ho-oh; Ho-uh......ho-oh’ and carry FLOWERS rather than make War Cries AND carry Sticks and Staffs. Thepfulhouvi Solo, IFS (RR-68), Retd Principal Secretary, Nagaland


he Joint Action Committee on Women Reservation at its Emergency meeting held in Dimapur , strongly resolved to urge the Government to complete the election process to the Municipalities and town councils , as per the directive of the Interim order from the apex Court. The JACWR condemns the undemocratic use of force ,intimidations, threats of banishment and otherwise, by some Tribe organisations ,in stopping the filing of nominations of candidates, including its women candidates for the Municipal polls in the towns of Kohima ,Mokokchung, Tuensang, Medziphema and forced withdrawal of candidates in some other towns. The JACWR questions the sincerity of some of the elected representatives of the people, ,who after having passed the First Amendment of the Nagaland Municipal Act and later, at the request of the Tribal bodies, passed the Second and Third Amendments in the successive Assembly sessions ,seems to have lost all sense of Constitutional allegiance and adherence to law, by agreeing to withdraw bona fide candidates ,who are now eligible for the polls after Scrutiny of their nomination papers. The JACWR places on record our deep appreciation of the courage of those Naga women, in the face of such stiff resistance, coming forward to exercise their democratic right to file their nomination as candidates for the forthcoming polls. The number of women candidates who had filed and were ready to file nominations in all towns in Nagaland proves beyond any doubt , that Naga women are ready to take up such responsibilities of leadership. The statements from different organisations that have been covered in the media, seem to convey that for the Naga society , the voices of women, the fifty percent of the population is not the voice of the people. This is not the Middle Ages and while fully respecting age old traditions of our forefathers, with the changing times, we also uphold the democratic rights of women as equal citizens and as human beings under the Constitution We are not trying to fight with men, we are seeking that our Constitutional rights guaranteed to us under the Constitution ,the Parliament and passed by the Nagaland State Assembly is given to us. It is most unfortunate that the issue of reservation for women in Municipalities has been wilfully misinterpreted and politicised by vested interests. Therefore ,we are forced to reiterate the chronology of events ,as per the JACWR records for public information .In May 2011, the Joint Action Committee on Women Reservation was formed with leaders of the Naga Mothers Association, Eastern Naga Women Organisation, Watsu Mundang, Tenyimia

Women Organisation and the Naga Women Hoho, Dimapur to pursue reservation for women in Municipal and town councils. When the large delegation of Naga women leaders representing different tribe women apex organisations met the then Chief Minister Mr.Neiphiu Rio, he expressed his helplessness in the opposition by the Tribe bodies and encouraged the Naga women leaders to seek justice in Court and committed that he would implement if an order was brought from the Court. When the head of the Government directs the women leaders to go to Court, it also meant our Memorandum to him to hold the long pending Municipal elections was in vain. Therefore, in June 2011,a Writ Petition was filed in the Gauhati High Court, Kohima Bench. After getting the Judgement order from the Gauhati High Court ,Kohima in favour of women in October 2011, the then Chief Minister did not keep his word and his Government dragged Naga women to the Division Bench in Gauhati. When the Gauhati Bench gave time to the Government as requested to review the reservation, we had no option but to seek justice for our constitutional rights in the Supreme Court. The Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court was filed immediately in September 2013 and admitted by the apex court for hearing , while the Assembly passed its controversial resolution to exempt Nagaland from Part IX A of the Indian Constitution .At the insistence of the Advocate General, the petitioners were forced to file an additional petition challenging the Assembly Resolution. After numerous hearings and arguments since September 2013, on the 5th April 2016, the Supreme Court Interim order gave relief to the petitioner by telling both parties present in the hearing that day, to hold the long over due municipal elections and gave an order where the Division Bench Judgement and its implementation was stayed, thereby, legally reviving the First Judgment of October ,2011 .The State Government has already informed the Supreme Court its intention to hold the municipal elections and implement the reservation. Against this legal backdrop, the demand of various organisations to withdraw the case in the Supreme Court is illogical. The State Government petition has made the case infructuous and for Naga women, the case is over. For those of us who had attended court hearings for the last six years, there are enough observations made by the Honourable Courts including the apex court that reservation for women has nothing to do with Article 371 A , and we stand by that. To defame women in public banners, that we are playing with the rights and future of the Nagas is

highly objectionable ,and it proves that there are vested politicised interests who are bent on misinterpreting the law or ignorant of the law. Reservation for women is implemented in all Municipalities and town councils in different parts of the country in various states .In major cities like Mumbai,Delhi,Kolkatta and down south and in the north east like Tripura ,it is 50% reservation for women. In our neighbouring states like Manipur, Assam, Sikkim it is 33% reservation for women. Like Nagaland, Mizoram has the special provision of another clause of the Article in the Constitution and has implemented 33% reservation for women without any fears of infringement. The elections to the second tenure of reservation was held successfully last year in Mizoram. Reservation of seats is not forever and Naga women are not demanding that. The JACWR appeals to the Tribe Organisations to remember their Christian ethics and desist from exposing themselves to the outside world with such unchivalrous behaviour, threats and unbecoming statements. As Naga women and bona fide members of the respective tribes, it is against the inherent, the very essence of Naga culture to declare a war on women, that violates democratic principles and our fundamental right. The kind of threats and intimidations to candidates, that are emanating from such respected apex tribal bodies, the last few days ,that has brought great shame to the Naga family. The JACWR urge the State Government to stand by its commitment to uphold and protect the Constitutional rights of Naga women and the Elected legislators to remember they are the guardians of all citizens ,including women in the state. We are shocked with the stoic silence of the many Churches that has been sloganeering for Clean Election and expect sane Christian voices to emerge, when democratic principles are laid to siege and protect the Constitutional rights of women. As mothers, wives, sisters, Naga women deserve the respect that we have earned, through our contributions to the society in various ways. The contributions of earlier leaders of Naga women, though unwritten, has gone down in the annals of our political history as they stood side by side with our men, walked the jungles, fought and sacrificed for what we have today, and we must acknowledge that Naga women want Peace, but the kind of Peace that comes with Justice and recognition of our Rights to live with Dignity and Respect as equal human beings. Mrs.Abeiu Meru, Convenor, JACWR & President, NMA & Dr.Rosemary Dzuvichu, Co Convenor, JACWR & Advisor,NMA

To sign or not to sign: what does Nagas think about Naga? (From previous issue) Here, look at the history of how the European Union (EU) come into existing, the essential point is not only that cooperation is possible but also that it is, more importantly, desirable to improve economic development, political stability, and social well-being. The fact that the European countries that had been involved in two bloodied devastating wars were capable of cooperating under the umbrella of the EU and the euro has become extremely significance on contemporary politics. The EU has an excellent record of recovering from crisis and moving ahead even stronger than before due to firm political will. It is astounding that the states of Europe, so long used to deals with each other with bayonets and tanks, are now tightly bound together within a series of interlocking laws and institutions. This degree of integration of sovereign nation-states is unprecedented in modern times and has formed the basis of the peace and prosperity of Europe. In pursuing their political integration through institutional and market means rather than warfare and territorial acquisition the EU has created a new type of political entity in the global system, one whose tight institutional linkages and political community will. As the EU’s

experience demonstrates, historical reconciliation is a critical element in developing the necessary political will for cooperation. In stark contrast, there has been no such effort in our struggle. Perhaps, that fresh breeze of air to get the Naga ship sailing again. Only together we can generate the policies and institutions. Observing under the magnifying lens, collective leader’s policy on Naga political issue appears to be undefined based on tactics rather than strategy. It lacks a political vision and wisdom and uncomfortable with the active independent participation of people. In the background, three major developments have triggered a change in New Delhi views and policy towards the Naga issue: first, a shifting definition of the Naga national interest, second, new perceptions and priorities alongside a transformed domestic agenda and third, the demise of a responsive political milieu. At no time in the history of the Naga national movement, the leaders have been less popular at home and leadership role has been of less relevance- but even that seems to be of little significance in the political discourse of the Naga. The approval rates of Indo-Naga peace negotiation have been declining and the Naga public and elites would like

to see the negotiation as the maximalist end game. The changes in Naga political scenario have certainly influenced the metamorphosis of India’s political landscape. Seemingly, the negotiation has its lowest point and collective leadership finds itself in conceptual disarray. A disruption or breakdown of the hard earn peace process would be a disaster for Naga political movement and India’s domestic political discourse and international image. The strategic approach would be to regain lost public trust over the overdue negotiation. Such is the Naga dilemma. What Naga’s ready to do didn’t settle the issue. What could resolve the problem, New Delhi isn’t willing to do. If the latest Naga accord is everything its most optimistic reading promises, it would underline one of the most resilient truths of ancient statecraft. Many years have passed since the signing of cease-fire agreement and more than one years have passed after the ‘Framework Agreement,’ which provide a closer than ever before to the final settlement and hope in times of no hope to conclude it sooner than later, this will usher in a new political era for all Naga, unfortunately the agreement has not been finalized yet. The ‘Framework Agreement’ informs that New Delhi

has projected it as the first concrete fruition of the peace process in Nagaland, both the parties claimed that now the negotiation has a focus-oriented approach to push for a final acceptable solution. However, both the parties remained tightlipped on the content of the agreement, calling as ‘sensitive subject’ conceding only that it lays down broad principle within which final agreement will be based. While ambiguity surrounding the ‘hidden contents’ of so-called the ‘Framework Agreement’ persists, some developments give an indication of the course of the talks. One of the major challenges for finalising a settlement is the drafting of an “inclusive solution” with a single Naga group. There are several Naga militant factions, as well as political and tribal groups fighting for. Further, the spreading speculations about the contents of the agreements have also complicated issues on the ground. Given the current Naga political scenario, any persistence of uncertainty can only feed the forces of destabilisation. Even if a final settlement is not imminent, greater clarity on the status of the peace process, and on the terms of negotiations currently prevailing, can help contribute to a greater sense of calm in Nagaland and its neighbouring states.

Crucially, whether the present accord eventually works out as a Naga accord or simply as an NSCM-IM accord; as a pattern of piece-meal appeared appeasement that the Naga have repeatedly rejected over the past several decades remains to be seen. This will test the political

sagacity of both New Delhi and of the NSCM-(IM) leadership. (Concluded) Pamreihor Khashimwo, Doctoral Candidate, Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

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Here goes a little appreciation to Angami Peoples organisation, Ao senden, Chakhesang peoples organisation, Lotha Hoho and Sumi Hoho and others who had stood firm against the 33% womens reservation in urban local bodies passed by our formless NPF Government. With your leadership we Nagas expect better, swift and sound solutions in all round the clock. Our NPF Govt and our Naga sisters should know this- Former President Prathiba Patel, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, late Jayalalitha, to name a few, never made a demand for reservation, they fought equally with men. If you want to be a leader, be a leader in form, but not in formless of any reservation. Also, with reference to recent ban on certain areas with regard to 33% women reservation, I opine, ban may not be the mechanism to scrap legislation, but why not take the example of Ao Senden “quite notice” to Nuklutoshi (minister, PWD mechanical & national highways & election). We are the voters, We elect our representative and We form our Government, thus We have the right power to Excommunicate or dethrone any of our representative. Remember, “we are setting us a step behind others every time we declare ban within our district/state. Anoto X Chophy, Niu colony, Dimapur

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Second Kalvari class submarine launched

India’s second Scorpene class submarine ‘Khanderi’ launched at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai on Thursday. (PTI)

milestone in self reliance and indigenisation for the country,” Bhamre said. Comparing INS Khanderi with the best submarines in the world, Admiral Lanba said it speaks highly of the experience and expertise our shipbuilders have gained over the years and marks the beginning of a new chapter in India’s submarine capabilities. India joined the exclusive group of submarine constructing nations on February 7, 1992, with the commissioning of the first Indian-built submarine, INS Shalki. MDL built this submarine and went on to commission another submarine, INS Shankul on May 28, 1994. These submarines are still in service today. The state-of-art features of the Scorpene sub-

marines include superior stealth and the ability to launch a crippling attack on the enemy using precision guided weapons. The attack can be launched with torpedoes as well as tube launched anti-ship missiles whilst underwater or on surface. It can undertake multifarious types of missions, including anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying and area surveillance, which are typically undertaken by any modern submarine. The boat is named after the first Khanderi, a diesel-electric submarine which was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 1968, and decommissioned in 1989. In 2005, India purchased six Scorpene submarines for USD 3 billion.

Former interim body member Tokheho H. Sema... and that a personality like late Tokheho would be difficult to replace. “We will miss his valuable wisdom and guidance especially during this critical period in our history,” he said.

Rio further extended deepest condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed to Almighty God to let the departed soul rest in peace.

New Delhi, Jan 12 (PTI): A day after Chief Justice J S Khehar expressed concern over judicial work being affected by the shortage of judges, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today hoped that concerns regarding appointments and infrastructure would be addressed expeditiously. “I can tell you now that with the leadership of Justice Khehar as the new Chief Justice, we will be able to work together in a very meaningful way to address the concerns in judiciary, to expedite appointments, to ensure people of merit are appointed and also overall reinforce infrastructure needed for justice delivery,” he said at a conference on judicial reforms here. “We have made 126 appointments, the highest since 1990, and in high courts about 131 additional judges have been confirmed,” Prasad said a day after Justice Khehar said the shortfall in the number of judges was affecting work in the apex court. The Minister said “in terms of fundamental duties, justice delivery is integral to good governance. Therefore, justice delivery has to be faster, expeditious and also to be delivered in the spirit of integrity and accountability.” Referring to his fight against Emergency as a student activist, Prasad said the government was led by those who had participated in that movement. “All of us were student activists who fought against emergency and we fought for three freedoms - of the individual, media and judicial freedom. Therefore, this government is led by leaders who have fought for freedom of judiciary,” he said.


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Vir tually rendered speechless, employees of KVIC at its Vile Parle headquarters staged “a silent, soul-cleansing” protest during lunch hour on Thursday. The employees gathered and prayed before a statue of Gandhiji installed in the KVIC hall, and later wearing black bands on their mouths staged the symbolic protest. Contacted for comments, KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said this was “not unusual” and there have been deviations in the past. “The entire khadi industry (udyog) is based on Gandhiji’s philosophy, ideas and ideals, he is the soul of KVIC, so there is no question of ignoring him,” Saxena told IANS. He added that Modi has been wearing khadi since long, and has popularised it

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among the masses and even among foreign dignitaries, while developing his own styles around khadi. “In fact, he is khadi’s biggest brand ambassador, and his vision matches KVIC’s, of ‘Make In India’ by making villages self-sufficient, ‘skill development’ by generating employment among the rural masses, infuse modern technology for khadi weaving, innovations and marketing. Plus, the PM is a youth icon,” said Saxena. However the employees were not convinced. “We are pained at this systematic easing out of Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas, philosophy and ideals by the government. Last year, the first minor attempt was made by including the PM’s photos in the calendar,” said a senior KVIC staffer, requesting anonymity amid fear of official reprisal.

New Delhi, Jan 12 (PTI): Irked over delay in completion of departmental inquiries, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has asked all departments to ensure that such proceedings are completed in time. As per rules, a departmental inquiry against a government employee needs to be completed within six months and a final decision has to be taken by authorities concerned on it in the next two months. “The Commission has observed that the conduct and finalisation of departmental inquiry proceedings are unduly delayed and even after receipt of Inquiry Officer’s report, further processing for its consideration and final orders of the respective disciplinary authorities take long time,” the probity watchdog said in an order issued to Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs)--who act as distant arm of the CVC-- of all departments.

Mulayam-Akhilesh look for life beyond the ‘cycle’ Lu c k n ow, J a n 1 2 (IANS): Attempts at striking some sort of a patch-up or compromise between the warring factions of the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) having almost failed, both sides are now reconciled to a future of ‘ekla chalo’ (walk alone). Sources say that the factions of party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, are bracing for “any eventuality”, particularly in a situation where the Election Commission of India (ECI) frees the party’s cycle symbol. While political and constitutional experts opine that Mulayam Singh Yadav is better placed in his claim

for the symbol and that he is likely to get it since the SP constitution clearly spells out in section 14, that only the national president can call a convention, the numbers -- both of the lawmakers in the state assembly and party delegates seem to be stacked in Akhilesh Yadav’s favour. With uncertainty persisting and sources telling both sides that “to play safe” the poll panel might freeze the cycle symbol, both parties are scouting for “acceptable brands” as their future vehicle to power. While the Akhilesh Yadav camp is learnt to have “conclusively decided” on the motorcycle as the symbol for its Akhil Bharatiya

Samajwadi Party (ABSP), the Mulayam Singh Yadav group has opened talks with the Lok Dal that was founded by the late Prime Minister and farmers’ leader Chowdhary Charan Singh in 1980 -- and to which the SP patriach once belonged. Mulayam Singh Yadav had contested the 1985 assembly polls on the Lok Dal’s ‘hal jotata kisan’ (farmer ploughing a field) symbol as its state unit president. The Lok Dal had then won 87 seats and Mulayam Singh Yadav was made the Leader of Opposition in the assembly. The SP’s Amar Singh and Shivpal Singh Yadav have already held parleys with the Lok Dal leader-

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NEW DELHI, Jan 12 (Agencies): The maharaja carrier Air India will soon start reserving seats for women on domestic flights, ANI reported. Six seats on every domestic flight will be reserved for women from January 18, ANI said. This is perhaps the first time in the world that seats will be reserved only for women passengers on planes. However, other modes of transport in India, including local and long-distance trains, metros and buses have reserved berths, seats or coaches for women. The move comes after a recent on-board incident when a flyer reportedly groped a woman co-passenger on Air India’s Mumbai-Newark flight.


Bengaluru, Jan 12 (IANS): The e-commerce revolution has led to the rise of online shopping by 83 per cent in 2016, said a report by leading digital payments firm PayPal and global market research firm Ipsos on Thursday. “Indian online shoppers spent Rs 58,370 crore on shopping from other countries last year,” revealed the third Annual Global Cross-Border Consumer Research 2016 report. Shopping on dedicated websites accounted for 53 per cent of online spending, 29 per cent through its application and 10 per cent through social media sites. The report also estimated that cross-border online spending by Indian shoppers would grow a whopping 85 per cent in 2017.

but post-demonetisation, the government, in a bid to promote digital payments, waived it till December 30. Banks, after that date, decided to pass on the MDR to petrol pump operators since the government mandate was very clear that consumers should not be burdened with any additional charge for using cards for payments. Petrol pump owners threatened to stop accepting card payments, forcing the government to broker

circulation has contracted by 60 per cent (as of earlyDecember),” HSBC said in a research note. Lower growth for at least two quarters means that the output gap will take longer to close and the revival of the investment cycle, which is already very weak, could be pushed out even further, it added. Longer-ter m gains would depend on followup reforms. In order to lower the stock of black money substantially, the government would have to attack other shelters of black money (real estate, gold, foreign currencies). With regard to digital payments, the government should address bottlenecks especially in rural India, it said.


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a settlement. Pradhan said banks and oil companies will continue to discuss as to who should bear these charges and in what proportion. “MDR charges will be levied as per RBI guidelines of December 16,” he said. Asked if it will be shared equally between the oil marketing companies (OMCs) and banks, he said: “That is yet to be decided. Pradhan said the government stands by its decision that customers using non-cash digital modes of payments will not have to pay any transaction charge. Also, the 0.75 per cent discount on fuel rate for using digital payments will continue. “Banks and OMCs are discussing the issue. In the next couple of days a mechanism will be worked out so that MDR are levied from 16th,” he said.

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NEW DELHI, Jan 12 (PTI): India’s GDP growth numbers are expected to see a decline of 2 per cent in the third and fourth quarters of the current fiscal, as effective currency in circulation has contracted significantly, says an HSBC report. However, it said, as enough notes are printed, growth is likely to return to the “7 per cent ballpark”. According to the global financial services major, the government’s decision to abolish old stock of high denomination currency (demonetisation) and issue new notes (remonetisation) could have a mixed impact on the macro economy over a year. “Using the cash elasticity of GDP, we estimate that growth could be about 2 pp lower in third quarter and fourth quarter of 201617 (ending March), given that effective currency in


New Delhi, Jan 12 (PTI): Banks and oil marketing companies (OMCs) will bear transaction charges for the fuel bought using cards at petrol pumps, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today. “The decision is very clear. Consumers will not be burdened with Merchant Discount Rate (MDR). Retail outlets (petrol pumps) will also be kept out of its purview. Now it is between banks and OMCs how they share it,” he said. Pradhan was speaking to reporters after attending a meeting on the issue that was called by the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance. “It is a commercial decision and they (banks and OMCs) will sit together and sort it out,” he said. MDR is a charge levied on merchants by banks for accepting payments through credit and debit cards. This charge was passed on to consumers

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Pakistan not interested in arms race: Official Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS): Pakistan does not want to join the arms race in South Asia, Additional Secretary at the Foreign Office Tasneem Aslam said on Thursday. She was briefing a delegation from the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) that visited Pakistan led by Director General HAM Sang-wook, Geo News reported. Pakistan has always remained in the forefront to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction, she said adding that Islamabad has always followed international standards while delivering weapons. She added that hindrances in access to technology for peaceful purposes must come to an end. Representatives of the delegation said that the MTCR wants a joint policy to prevent the spread of missiles. Meanwhile, the Foreign office released a reviewed list of nuclear and biological weapons. The new list declares that Pakistan is determined towards a nuclear non-proliferation. The reviewed list was formed after consultation with relative ministries, Geo News added.

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Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, who contributed to a story about the dossier reported by CNN on Tuesday, said McCain was given the document by a former British ambassador to Moscow. “It came from a former British MI6 agent who was hired from a political opposition research firm in Washington who was doing work about Donald Trump for both Republican and Democratic candidates opposed to Trump,” Bernstein told CNN. “They were looking at Trump’s business ties. They saw some questionable things about Russians,

about his businesses in Russia. They in turn hired this MI6 former investigator,” said the Watergate reporter. “He then came up with additional information from his Russian sources. He was very concerned by the implications of it. He then took it to an FBI colleague that he had known in his undercover work for years,” Bernstein also said. “He took it to this FBI man in Rome who turned it over to the bureau in Washington in August,” Bernstein added. “And then, a former British ambassador to Russia independently was made aware of these findings and he took the information to Senator John McCain in the period just after the election, and showed it to him - additional findings,” he added. A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday denied Russia has collected compromising information on Trump and dismissed news reports as a “complete fabrication and utter nonsense”.

J a k a rta , J a n 1 2 (IANS): Hundreds of Indonesian students on Thursday marched through the streets of capital Jakarta to protest against the high cost of living. About 500 people, according to the students, protested in downtown Jakarta against possible government moves to increase electricity prices and cut subsidies for lowincome earners, Efe news reported. Students from several universities in Jakarta joined the “121” rally -named for the 12th day of January -- and was one of more than a dozen such protests held across the archipelago in cities including Medan, Surabaya and Makassar. Several students were heard saying that they do not want Indonesians to become poorer and they hope that people’s incomes will rise. Some 2,000 police officers reportedly turned up to provide security at the Jakarta protest, though there were no arrests or disturbances.

US presence in Poland a threat: Russia

Tanks and other equipment began arriving in Germany last week and are being moved to Eastern Europe.

MOS C O W, J AN 1 2 (AGENCIES): Russia says it views the arrival of more than 3,000 US soldiers in Poland as a threat to its own security. The troops are part of President Barack Obama’s response to reassure Nato allies concerned about a more aggressive Russia. It is the largest US military reinforcement of Europe in decades. P r e s i d e n t P u t i n’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the BBC that the move “threatens our interests and our security”. “It’s a third country that is building up

US deploys radar in response to N Korea missile threat Washington, JAN 12 (AGENCIES): The Pentagon has deployed high-tech radar to keep watch for a potential North Korean longrange-missile launch in the coming months, according to a US defense official. It is the first US military response to Pyongyang’s claim it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile. The sea-based Xband radar (SB-X) is able to track the long-range launches and provide crucial data. T h e r a d a r, w h o s e home port is in Hawaii, has deployed several times in the past to monitor North Korean missile activity. But it can only remain at sea for a certain, undisclosed, period of time, so military officials try to calculate the most significant times, the official said. Generally the SB-X is sent north of Hawaii and stationed about halfway to Alaska for the optimum spot to track a potential North Korean missile launch headed for Alaska, Guam or the West Coast of the United States. Additional surveillance assets are being identified to monitor activity on the Korean Peninsula, but the official declined to discuss any details. Defense officials are emphasizing that if North Korea were to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile, it might not be shot

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down by a US missile defense system. “If the missile’s threatening, it will be intercepted. If it’s not threatening, we won’t necessarily do so,” Defense Secretar y Ash Carter told reporters Tuesday. “It may be more to our advantage to, first of all, save our interceptor inventory, and, second, to gather intelligence from the flight

rather than do that (shoot it down) when it’s not threatening.” The SB-X radar will increase the US ability to collect that type of missile data. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently said the test launch of an ICBM is in its final stages. US officials continue to say they do not believe the North Koreans have




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mastered the technology needed for the missile to reenter the atmosphere. T h e r e h av e b e e n launches of three-stage long-range rockets with a satellite on the front end being boosted into space. The two technologies are very similar, but it is re-entry of the warhead that has not yet been demonstrated, US officials said. On Wednesday, the US Treasury froze all US property interests and assets belonging to seven North Korean government officials. According to a statement, the Treasury imposed the sanctions because North Korea continues to engage in grave human rights abuses and actively uses censorship policies to conceal those abuses. Most of the seven sanctioned North Koreans on the blacklist work in top-level security and prison operations.

its military presence on our borders in Europe,” he said. “It isn’t even a European country.” More than 80 main battle tanks and hundreds of armoured vehicles have already arrived in Germany and are now being moved into Eastern Europe by road and rail. The US Armoured Brigade will also carry out military exercises in the Baltics, all part of President Obama’s response to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and to reassure nervous Nato allies. The plan is to rotate forces every nine months.

Their arrival comes just days before the inauguration of Donald Trump, who has signalled he wants to improve relations with Moscow. The election of Mr Trump has raised questions as to whether this heightened US military posture will continue, BBC Defence Correspondent Jonathan Beale reports from Poland. Mr Trump’s nomination for defence secretary - Gen James Mattis - is likely to be asked about the new administration’s attitude to Russia in his Senate confirmation hearing later on Thursday.

Bangkok, Jan 12 (IANS): Thirty-six people have died and one was reported missing in floods caused by torrential rains in southern Thailand, officials said on Thursday. According to the latest report by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, the floods have affected some 1.2 million people in more than 5,200 localities across some dozen provinces, and damaged 17 government buildings, 590 roads and 106 bridges, Efe news reported. Twenty-five schools and 170 places of worship have also been affected. Nakhon Si Thammarat province has been the worst-hit, with nine deaths, while six people have died in Surat Thani.


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WASHINGTON, JAN 12 (AGENCIES): The United States Senate, on early Thursday, passed a measure to take the first step forward to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law, responding to pressure to move quickly, even as Republicans and Presidentelect Trump grapple with what to replace it with. The nearly party line 51-48 vote came on a nonbinding Republican backed budget measure that eases the way for action on subsequent repeal legislation as soon as next month. “We must act quickly to bring relief to the American people,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. The House is slated to vote on the measure on Friday, though some Republicans there have misgivings about setting the repeal effort in motion without a better idea of the replacement plan. Trump oozed confidence at a news conference on Tuesday, promising that his incoming administration would soon reveal a plan to both repeal ‘Obamacare’ and replace it with legislation to “get health care taken care of in this country.”

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Washington, Jan 12 (IANS): US Senator John McCain has admitted that he gave the FBI a dossier detailing claims of a Russian blackmail plot against President-elect Donald Trump. The Arizona lawmaker, who is a longtime Trump critic, made the public statement on Wednesday as questions piled up about his alleged role in spreading an unverified and error-riddled document that Trump has denounced as “a complete and total fabrication.” “Late last year, I received sensitive information that has since been made public,” the New York Post quoted McCain in its report. “Upon examination of the contents, and unable to make a judgment about their accuracy, I delivered the information to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. That has been the extent of my contact with the FBI or any other government agency regarding this issue,” the senator said.

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Vin Diesel welcomed in India with ‘desi’ fanfare

Vin Diesel with Deepika Padukone rousing reception with her country today. As ever! ‘xXx India Premiere. w i t h t r a d i t i o n a l a child, I always dreamed Wow and a blessing to go ‘dhol’, ‘tutari’ and of visiting India... Thank with it,” Caruso tweeted on ‘tilak’ was accorded to Hol- you Paramount for mak- Thursday. lywood star Vin Diesel, ing this dream come true. Dressed in white jeans, who landed here on Thurs- Xander,” Diesel posted on a black T-shirt and a pair of day morning on a two-day Instagram. shades, he walked out of the promotional tour of his Mumbai rolled out the airport here hand-in-hand forthcoming release “xXx: red carpet with a Maha- with Deepika, who sported Return of Xander Cage”. rashtrian style welcome, an all-black look complete On his maiden trip to In- complete with an ‘aarti’ with black stilettos. They smiled for camdia, Diesel says his dream and ‘tilak’. to explore the country has They arrived to a ‘desi’ eras and looked around come true. fanfare of biker women at the mania which made The American actor dressed in red nauvaris up for the grand reception was accompanied by his (nine-yard saris) and yel- they received here with “xXx...” co-star and Indian low turbans, even as men the ‘band and baaja’. The actress Deepika Padukone played the Nashik ‘dhol’ three celebrities happily and director D.J. Caruso. (big drum) and trumpet-like posed away for the shut“So honoured to be curved folk instrument ‘tut- terbugs. They kept waving here in India for the first ari’. Diesel looked excited as and showing the thumbs up time. The xXx Global tour he waved out to the media sign as the cameras went has been great and now and to the crowd there with clickety click. The traditionally clad I and Deepika Padukone much gusto. are going to share this film “The greatest welcome entourage stylishly atop


their Royal Enfields then led the stars to the hotel they are staying in, in a western suburb of Mumbai. For Caruso, the mania was overwhelming. He also shared on Twitter an image featuring an enthusiastic cameraman who is seen trying to capture Deepika and Diesel from his bike. “Deepika Padukone and Vin Diesel chased by photographers on streets of Mumbai. I am in car behind them,” Caruso tweeted. The itinerary for Diesel’s day one in India was all about fan meets, a press conference and a red carpet premiere for “xXx...”, which is releasing in India on Friday -- before anywhere else in the world. Everything around the trip has been planned in a way to give Diesel a “splendid taste of India”, sources told IANS. The actors, along with other members of the film’s cast and crew, have been on an extensive worldwide promotional spree to promote the film. They visited London and Mexico before coming to India. The movie is a new instalment in the “xXx” series after the 2002 film “xXx” and the 2005 entertainer “xXx: State of the Union”. It also stars Ruby Rose, Samuel L. Jackson, Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa

Nawazuddin is a gem of an actor: SRK


uperstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film “Raees”, says his co-star Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a gem of an actor. Shah Rukh on Thursday treated his fans to a question and answer session, where a user asked him about how it was working with Nawaazuddin Siddiqui. “Nawazuddin bhai is a gem of an actor and too much fun to work with,” Shah Rukh tweeted. Another fan asked whether SRK had watched “Dangal” or not. “Have been busy with work so haven’t seen it yet. Have promised Aamir will see it soon on a free day. It’s awesome like we all know,” he wrote. In the film, Shah Rukh essays the title role of Raees, a bootlegger. Directed by Rahul Dholakia, “Raees” is slated to release on January 25.

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BAFTA awards in race row for ‘so white’ nominations

(L-R) Ruth Negga, Taraji P Henson, Barry Jenkins and Denzel Washington missed out in the main categories.


AFTA is in the middle of a diversity row after snubbing black and ethnic minority actors and directors in the main categories for this year’s nominations. The accusations began pouring in online, with critics tweeting ‘#BaftaSoWhite’ after Tuesday’s announcement omitted a few Oscar-tipped black stars for the main acting and directing categories. Denzel Washington, whose film Fences has been gaining awards momentum with 31 wins and 86 nominations this season so far, did not grab the attention of the British Academy. Another noticed omission in the main categories was that of director Barry Jenkins and Moonlight, a drama about black gay love, which is leading the awards race with the highest number of nods and wins. It won the coveted best

film category at the Golden Globes, while Jenkins was nominated for best director. Hollywood Reporter columnist Scott Feinberg has been one of the most vocal critics. “That stinks worse than week-old fish and chips, and BAFTA surely knows it,” Feinberg wrote, accusing the British Academy of Film and Television Arts of having “some sort of race-related problem”. BAFTA chief executive Amanda Berry responded by saying “everyone looks for the snubs”. “I want to remind people about the strong films,” B e r r y t o l d D e a d l i n e. “Let’s not overshadow their achievements because they are exceptional.” However, she did admit the lack of “diversity among the top acting categories” showed there was “still work to be done”. While Jenkins did miss out on a best director nomina-

tion, Moonlight did get nods for best film, best original screenplay and best supporting actor and actress. As for Washington, the six-time Oscar nominee and two-time winner has never been nominated for a BAFTA. The awards faced similar accusations last year and took steps to increase diversity by tweaking membership rules - although those have yet to take effect. The debate comes in the wake of last year’s #OscarsSoWhite row, which led to the Academy inviting a record number of new people for this year’s voting, including black stars Idris Elba and John Boyega. Last year, the London Film Festival took a similar stand, opening with Amma Assante’s A United Kingdom in an unprecedented push to promote diversity.

Americans need to support Trump: Nicole Kidman The Carpenters sue Universal Music over unpaid royalties

India’s first Madame Tussauds to open in Delhi


orld famous wax attraction Madame Tussauds is set to debut in India in June, giving fans a chance to pose with, touch and feel wax statues of names like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and American pop star Lady Gaga. The tourist attraction will open doors in the centrally located Regal Cinema complex in Connaught Place here. “We are a wax attraction where one can touch and feel the figures. There is a complete immersion and interactive experience with the figures. So, for instance, one can give a speech standing next to Mr Modi (Modi’s statue),” Anshul Jain, General Manager and Director of Merlin Entertainment Pvt Ltd, told IANS here. The wax attraction will exhibit over 50 figures from diverse leagues such as history, sport, music, films and TV. Each wax figure is created with the expertise of over 20 international and local artistes working at a time to ensure an authentic visitor experience. “We will have 60 per cent of local stars and 40 per cent global stars. Our core product is Indianised, hence, the entire theme of attraction will be based on K


Delhi. It will have the culture of Delhi and vibrancy of India,” Jain told IANS. This is the 23rd branch of Madame Tussauds across the world, and Merlin Entertainment is looking forward to a red carpet welcome. Marcel Kloos, Director, New Openings - Europe and emerging markets, told IANS: “We are just a few months away from a grand opening for our 23rd wax attraction. It will be a pleasure to have our celebrities join India’s vibrant culture and bring experience of a lifetime. “Madame Tussauds houses much more in addition to films. Our wax attractions has personalities from across the world and from vari ous professionals who have made a mark in world history. So, Delhi, the capital of India, was the perfect city to showcase our life-like wax figures.” The ticket prices will be affordable too -- though details have been kept under wraps as of now. “We are a tourist attraction, so with the standard and quality of figures, you can imagine what it will be. The figure cost will be very comfortable for all classes, all age groups and all people. It will be very competitive. There will be special prices for school people and some other sections,” Jain said.


ichard Carpenter has said he is owed at least $2m (£1.6m) in royalties for the hits he recorded in The Carpenters, including Yesterday Once More. He claims Universal Music have only paid the band a “miniscule fraction” of the money they were owed from downloads on sites like iTunes and Amazon. The musician is suing for compensation, according to legal documents filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The claim is also filed on behalf of his sister, Karen, who died in 1983. Carpenter hired accountants to examine financial statements from Universal Music and its subsidiary, A&M

cordings are among the best sellers in the history of popular music, and after 48 years continue to contribute a substantial amount to

[Universal’s] annual bottom line,” he wrote. “It seems only fair that these companies account fairly to my sister’s estate and to me.”


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The Carpenters sold millions of records and won three Grammy awards in the 1970s. Records, which has released The Carpenters’ music since their debut album in 1969. He says they found multiple errors, and that the labels “improperly classified” revenue from digital downloads of The Carpenters’ music as sales of physi-

cal records - which attract a lower royalty rate. He also claims that digital downloads were undercounted. In a statement, Carpenter said he had been unable to resolve the dispute without suing. “The Carpenters re-

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thing.” Earlier this week, the Moulin Rouge star revealed that she and Urban have been trying for a third child but have been struggling to conceive. “In everything that has happened in my life, being a mother has been the overriding thing that has changed everything and made it better,” she told The Mail on Sunday’s Event magazine. She continued: “I still have the faintest hope that something may happen to me this year. “Keith and I would love to have more babies. My grandmother gave birth to my mother at 49. I would be beyond happy and just welcome it with open arms.”

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Miss India Organisation conducts orientation in Nagaland

Participants at the Miss India Organization orientation.


he Miss India Organization for the first time initiated an orientation for the Naga Beauty Pageant Winners and Contestants in Collaboration with the Beauty and Aesthetics Society of Nagaland. The Orientation Class was conducted as to brief the girls and BASN on the new system of Miss India as well as prepare the future prospects on the Challenges of the National Level Pageant. Bennett Nathan the Head of Talent Scout India under the Miss India Organization which is headed by Times of India conducted the Orienta-

tion. Reigning Miss Nagaland Vilokali Zhimomi and other winners falling under the criteria attended the class. The topics presented were: Orientation on Miss India Pageant, Golden Rules to prepare for the Pageant and Brief on the Miss India North East. Starting 2017 Miss India Organization will follow the new system which will have Auto Entry for each State directly to the Miss India Finals in Mumbai. The MIO will audition the girls where one winner from each State will be selected and the final Crowning for each

State will be held at Kolkata for the East Region. The winners from every State will thereafter Contest at the Finale where all the Indian States will be perfectly represented . While Communicating with the Contestants former Miss Mokokchung Ayusangla stated that it was a good learning experience for them. Nagaland is the first and only State in the North East where the MIO has conducted such session . Later after the orientation the BASN and MIO Talent Scout India had a brief discussion on the future prospects and system for Beauty Pageants.



S-based Australian actor Nicole Kidman has called for Americans to throw their support behind Presidentelect Donald Trump. In a red carpet interview at the UK premiere of her latest film Lion, Kidman told TV reporter Victoria Derbyshire that “[Trump is] now elected and we, as

a country, need to support whoever is the president.” “That is what the country is based on. And however that happened, it happened, and let’s go.” While she grew up in Australia, the 49-year-old actor was born in Hawaii and now resides in Nashville with husband Keith Urban and their two children. She holds dual US / Australian citizenship. In the same interview, Kidman also spoke about Australia’s marriage equality delay, saying she’s in favour of any time “people love each other and want that to be acknowledged legally — because that’s protection, as well as saying you are committed. And commitment is a wonderful





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Saints take League Cup semi-final lead Brotherhood, Titans enter quarter-finals

Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (L) and Ryan Bertrand (R) and Liverpool’s Divock Origi challenge for the ball during the English League Cup semifinal first leg match.

London, Jan 12(Agencies): Southampton will go into their EFL Cup semi-final second leg at Liverpool with

a 1-0 lead, but could have headed to Anfield with more after a dominant display at St Mary’s. Saints took the lead

on 20 minutes through Nathan Redmond, finishing past Loris Karius after Jay Rodriguez pounced on an error from Ragnar Klavan.

Southampton had the better of the chances in the second half too, with Cedric Soares missing the chance to test Loris Karius having been put through on goal by Redmond, before Redmond himself saw a lofted effort came off the crossbar late on. The second leg will be played at Anfield on January 25, and the winner will play either Hull or Manchester United in the final at Wembley, with United holding a 2-0 lead going into the second leg following their win on Tuesday night at Old Trafford. Rober to Fir mino forced a fine save from Fraser Forster after lashing an effort on target from Adam Lallana’s ball over the top of the defence, before Karius kept out Redmond’s far-post effort as the ball dropped to him kindly. Saints were ahead shortly after as Klavan’s scuffed clearance fell to Rodriguez, who played in

Redmond to finish past Karius with a low effort from 15 yards out. Karius came to the rescue again for Liverpool just before the break, pulling off a fine stop to deny Redmond again after Dusan Tadic’s cut-back had found him in acres of space at the far post. After a fine break by Redmond on the right wing, Cedric was played in on goal, but instead of going across the goalkeeper could only find the side-netting at the near post. Redmond had another fine chance to take a healthy lead to Anfield in the 83rd minute after being played through on goal by a square Shane Long pass, but having lifted the ball over Karius, the ball hit the crossbar. Liverpool pressed late on, but could not find a leveller, while the Saints will be wondering how they are only heading to Anfield with a one-goal advantage given their dominance on Wednesday evening.

D i m a p u r , Ja n 1 2 (NPN): Brotherhood CC and Titans CC won their respective matches on the eight day of MDCA Inter Club T20 Cricket Tour nament played at Imkongmeren Sports complex. In the first match, h av i n g wo n t h e t o s s and electing to bat first, Brotherhood CC managed to put up 161 runs losing 4 wickets in 20 overs. Chubaodang top scored with 50 runs and Daniel Rai contributing 45 runs. For Sovran Kings Lisosungkumi picked 2 and Sademmeren took 1. Chasing the huge target, Sovran Kings could manage to reach only 74 runs losing all their wickets in 17.5 overs and handing the match to Brotherhood CC by 68 runs. Maset top scored for Sovran Kings with 34 runs and Yutsung scored 16 runs. Aosashi was the most successful bowler

Murray, Kerber top seed at Australian Open Robson fails to qualify for Australian Open

Andy Murray

Angelique Kerber

ME L B OURNE , J a n 12 (Agencies): World number ones Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber were named the top seeds on Thursday for next week’s Australian Open with organisers aligning with the current rankings. Scotland’s Mur ray is chasing his first title at Melbourne Park after losing in the final five times, including in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016 to Serb rival Novak Djokovic, who is seeded two. Kerber will be defending her first Grand Slam having upset Serena Williams, seeded two this year, in the decider last

year. Big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic, who lost to Murray in the 2016 semifinals, is the third men’s seed with 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka fourth and Japanese hope Kei Nishikori fifth. Swiss legend Roger Federer starts at 17 as he makes a comeback after six months out with a knee injury. His old foe Rafael Nadal, also returning from injury, is ninth. S e r e n a Wi l l i a m s, gunning for a 23rd Grand Slam title to beat Steffi Graf ’s Open-era record, is scheduled to again meet Kerber in the women’s final. But there are a host of

dangerous players looking to stop her, with Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska seeded three and Romania’s Simona Halep four. US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova rounds out the top five. Men’s singles 1. Andy Murray (GBR), 2. Novak Djokovic (SRB), 3. Milos Raonic (CAN), 4. Stan Wawrinka (SUI), 5. Kei Nishikori (JPN), 6. Gael Monfils (FRA), 7. Marin Cilic (CRO), 8. Dominic Thiem (AUT), 9. Rafael Nadal (ESP), 10. Tomas Berdych (CZE) Women’s singles 1. Angelique Kerber (GER), 2. Serena Williams (USA), 3. Agnieszka R a dwa nska ( P O L) , 4. Simona Halep (ROM), 5. Karolina Pliskova (CZE), 6. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK), 7. Garbine Muguruza (ESP), 8. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS), 9. Johanna Konta (GBR), 10. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)

Selection trial to Boys Football Academy

L ON D ON , J a n 1 2 (Agencies): Manchester City have been charged by the Football Association with breaching its anti-doping procedures, the governing body said on Wednesday. The FA said the issue referred to rules concerning “club whereabouts”, but no other information was given. Under FA rules, English clubs are required to provide the correct details of training sessions, as well as player addresses, so that they are available for drug testing at all times. The BBC repor ted t h a t i n f o r m a t i o n wa s not updated following a change to training routines. “Manchester City have been charged in relation to the FA’s rules on anti-doping,” an FA statement read. K Y M C

10th game, only for Hesse to clinch victory on her second match point. Robson said: “I didn’t really feel nervous. I just felt flat. I just never got going, it felt like my feet were stuck in mud. I was trying to pump myself up, moving around a lot between points, trying to get something going, it never happened.” “When it got a little bit closer in the second I wa s wa i t i n g f o r s o m e momentum switch. It was annoying not to play the way I wanted to, especially frustrating because I got here a good few days ago and was playing really well in practice. I played a lot of practice sets and felt really confident, then I set foot on court and it felt the opposite.”

wicket each. Chasing the huge target, DC XI never got off from the block to chase down the huge target as the Titans opening bowlers send back their top order batsman early. Fo r D C X I o n ly Throngdi (29 runs) and Meren (13 runs) could reach double digit score a n d e ve n t u a l ly we r e bowled out for just 84 runs in 17.2 overs. Titans the defending champion and the only club to win the cup three times in a row qualified for the quarter finals. Longsasune p was the best bowler for Titans CC with 3 wickets in his name conceding only 6 runs in 4 overs. Chubamaong and Toshimeren took 2 wickets each. Friday’s matches 8 AM: Zero Boys Vs Zungamedem 11 AM: Sovran CC Vs ADC Tuli Xi



TOLUVI VILLAGE (SAMAGURI) Dimapur at 8 AM on 13th January 2017. Departure for Sukhalu Village. On the way a brief Funeral Service will be held at 11.30 AM on 13th January at Mount Olive College Premises, Kohima. Last funeral rites will be held at Sukhalu village at 10 AM on 14th January 2017 DP-458

1st Death Anniversary

30th Death Anniversary of the Late Mrs. Arepla Longkümtsür (1912-1987)

D i m a p u r , Ja n 1 2 (NPN): The department of youth resources and sports will be conducting selection trials for talented footballers in the category of under-14 and under-17 boys for induction into Boys Football Academy on January 19 and 20 at State Stadium, Dimapur. Forms are available at directorate office, youth resources and spor ts, Kohima, Boys Football A c a d e m y, D i m a p u r State Stadium and Kiran Sports, Dimapur. For more information, contact state football coach Mughato Sumi at 9436619586.

of our beloved mother

Lt. Temsutula (Unger) 13th Jan 2016


Remembering you fondly.

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

Dearest Mom, we know you are listening from the heaven above. There’s nothing that we value more, than your love. No matter where we are or what we are doing, your memories will always keep us smiling. We miss you!

Loving children & grandchildren DP-418


Loving children, in-laws & grandchildren

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints"

Psalm 116:15



Lt. Shanrhumo Lotha Born on : 01.04.1946 – Died in : 07.01.2017


Man City charged over anti-doping procedures

Melbourne, Jan 12 (Agencies): For mer British No 1 Laura Robson has failed to qualify for the Australian Open, which gets underway in Melbourne next week. The Melbourne-born 22-year-old, a former world top-30 player, lost in straight sets to Amandine Hesse of France in the first round of qualifying on Thursday. Robson, now ranked a lowly 222, was defeated 6-2 6-4 in just 75 minutes after losing eight of the opening 10 games. Although she battled back to draw level at 4-4 in the second set - after securing her only break - she was promptly broken again in game nine. Robson then held two break points herself in the

and ended with a figure of 3/13 runs in 4 overs and Temsutoshi also took 3/24 in 4 overs. With this win, Brotherhood CC became the first team to make it to the knockout stage. Before the match, Sovran Kings and Brotherhood CC, two of the senior most team under MDCA had a short service and made a resolution to support MDCA and to find opportunity for the youngsters in cricket. In the second match, defending champion Titans CC beat DC XI by 91 runs. Batting first, Titans CC put up 174 runs for 5 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. It is the highest score of the tournament so far. Akumdong scored 73 runs the highest individual score so far and Resemdong scored 31 runs. For DC XI Daniel took 2/26 in 4 overs while Meren, Noksen and Sachin chipped in with 1

We the family members and relatives of Lt. Shanrhumo Lotha convey heartfelt gratitude to all the individuals who supported spiritually, financially and materially at the sad demise on 1st Jan. 2017. We regret our inability to thank each and everyone individually but we pray that God bless you all abundantly. Loving wife, son, daughter, in-laws, grand children and family members

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Born in : 1946 – Died on : 08/01/2017

We the bereaved family members of Lt. N. Nchumbeni Jami would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to each and every individual & groups who supported us physically, financially and spiritually at the untimely demise of our sister. We convey our special thanks to the Commandant and all rank and files of 7 NAP Bn. and all the well wishers. And also to the SDPO Bhandari and the OC PS Bhandari and staff for their timely help extended. We deeply regret our inability to mention each individual and groups; we pray that the Almighty God bless you all for your kindness and generosity for reaching out to us during our hard and trying times. Loving mum & family members DP-426

15.05.1983 – 11.01.2017 Our deepest gratitude to all for your support, comfort and concern at the sad demise of my most loved husband and our father Lt. James Golmei. We deeply regret our inability to thank each and every individual for your kind deeds. We pray that the Almighty God will bless you all abundantly. Loving wife, children & relatives. K-0071

We the family members of Lt. Seno (Mhalo Humtsoe) wish to express our deep appreciation to everyone who stood by us physically, financially and with prayers at the sudden demise of our most beloved. We convey our special thanks to :* Lotha Baptist Church, Dimapur * Duncan Fellowship, Dimapur * Chandalashung Village * Karbi Baptist Fellowship, Dimapur. We regret our inability to thank every individual, friends, families and relatives but may our Almighty God bless you all abundantly. DP-425

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Messi fires Barca into King’s Cup qtrs

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi attempts to get away from Athletic Bilbao Benat Etxebarria during their Copa del Rey match on Wednesday.

BARCELONA, Jan 12 (Agencies): Lionel Messi’s third goal from a free-kick in as many games this year secured Barcelona’s place in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey as the holders beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 to edge through 4-3 on aggregate. Luis Suarez’s 100th Barca goal and Neymar’s penalty cancelled out Athletic’s 2-1 first leg lead, but Enric Saborit’s header six minutes into the secondhalf had the tie headed for extra time. However, just as in the first leg and in a 1-1 draw at Villarreal on Sunday, Messi

rode to Barca’s rescue with another exquisite free-kick that clipped the inside of the post on its way past Gorka Iraizoz. The build-up to the game had been dominated by talk of controversial refereeing calls in the first leg as Athletic ended the game with nine men, whilst Barca had a stonewall penalty claim waived away. And there was more controversy on 26 minutes when Neymar was wrongly flagged offside as he set up Suarez for a tap in. However, the same combination wasn’t to be

denied 10 minutes before half-time when Neymar’s cross was hammered into the far corner by Suarez to bring up his Barca century. Suarez’s strike was also the 300th goal scored b y B a r c a ’s f e a r s o m e “MSN” forward line since he joined the club in 2014 with Messi netting 124 and Neymar 76. It was 301 just three minutes into the secondhalf when Neymar was chopped down by Eneko Boveda. Messi handed Neymar responsibility from the spot and the Brazilian ended a

Naga fighters win 5 medals at IAKO Open

Members of Nagaland Association of Kickboxing Organisation with their medals.

D i map u r , J an 1 2 (NPN): Naga fighters from Nagaland Association of Kickboxing Organisation (NAKO) won five medals at the 6th Indian Association of Kockboxing Organisation ( I A KO ) I n d i a n O p e n held at Kalinga Stadium, B h u b a n e swa s, O d i s h a from Januar y 5-8. Ika Awomi won gold medal in junior full contact event,

Temsuningsang won gold in senior K-1 event while Ketholelie Sogotsu also won gold in senior full contact event. The silver medal winners are Kughato Zhimo in junior full contact and Mongsen L.K.R in senior low kick event. NA KO p r e s i d e n t Khetoho Zhimomi, who was the chief judge referee at the event, was honoured and

VYO wrestling and sports meet

Dr. Hovithal addressing the inaugural function of 71st wrestling cum sports meet at Viswema.

Kohima, Jan 12 (NPN): The four day long 71st wrestling cum sports meet under the aegis of Viswema Youth Organization (VYO) got underway on January 10 at John Government Higher Secondary School Ground, Viswema. Addressing the inaugural function, Deputy Director ATI, Kohima Dr. Hovithal Sothu encouraged the sports lovers to involve in the field of games and sports with commitment and sincerity. “Be an alert sportsman,” he told the youth. He maintained that in this competitive world one has to stay focus on what they are good, adding “You have to reach to the highest level be it in sports, education and other fields.” Stating that there is no place for mediocre people today, he urged upon the youth to give their best and at the same time asked them to go through trainings and sacrifice to fulfill their

Nagaland Post, Dimapur friday, january 13, 2017


his rank was upgraded to black belt 4th dan. Mongsen L.K.R, Ketholelie Sogotsu and Kughato Zhimo were also awarded black belt 1st dan. 21 states from India participated in the event. The state team was led by Khetoho Zhimomi, president NAKO, Ikato Sumi and Kinito Sumi as team manager and secretary respectively.

1,023-minute drought for Barca as he sent Iraizoz the wrong way to register his first goal since October 19. Barca’s joy was shortlived, though, as with their first serious attack Athletic got the away goal they needed when Saborit’s downward header at the back post beat both Jasper Cillessen and Samuel Umtiti on the line. H o w e v e r, M e s s i proved the match winner 11 minutes from time as he outfoxed Iraizoz. A week after beating the Athletic ‘keeper to his right, the fivetime World Player of the Year pulled his free-kick in off Iraizoz’s left-hand post for his 26th goal in 23 games this season. An incredible individual run by Neymar nearly sealed the tie as he hit the outside of the post moments later, but Barca held on to maintain their record of not being eliminated by anyone other than Real Madrid since 2008. Barcelona will be joined by Real Sociedad, Alcorcon and Alaves in Friday’s draw after they also secured their place in the last eight on Wednesday. Atletico Madrid secured their place in the last eight on Tuesday 4-3 on aggregate despite losing 3-2 at home to Las Palmas.

Real Madrid rules out signing Aubameyang M adr i d , J an 1 2 (IANS): Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has ruled out the Spanish football club signing Gabonese striker PierreEmerick Aubameyang. Aubameyang’s contract with German club Borussia Dortmund will expire in 2020, according to German newspaper Sport Bild on Wednesday, reports Efe. Rumours have been widespread that Aubameyang could join Real Madrid next summer, but Bild said that Zidane has already ruled him out, reports Efe. The German newspaper pointed out that Aubameyang was looking to sign with Real Madrid, despite having a valid contract with Dortmund until 2020, because moving to China for a lucrative deal is not one of his priorities.

India rise to 129 in FIFA rankings Zurich, Jan 12 (IANS): India jumped six places to the 129th spot, their best football ranking in over a decade, according to world governing body FIFA on Thursday. It is India’s best ever ranking since December, 2005, when they were at the 127th spot. They have now improved 42 places in less than two years up from 173rd in March, 2015, according to a release. India won nine of their last 11 international matches. A 4-1 win against Puerto Rico, ranked 114, in September last year, has been the highlight of the surge. The top 34 positions remain unchanged with Argentina, Brazil and Germany still holding first, second and third place respectively. AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das said, “The national team gaining its best ranking since December 2005 shows that we are on the upsurge. The ranking enables us to be placed in pot 2 when the draw for the Asian Cup Qualifiers 2019 is to be conducted later this month. We had last qualified for the Asian Cup in 2011 and hope to be there again in UAE in 2019.” National Coach Stephen Constantine said, “I think we have had a really good couple of years during my time and while results have been mixed, we have achieved what we said we would.”

Konta to play Radwanska in Sydney final S Y D N E Y, J an 1 2 (Agencies): Johanna Konta blasted Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to set up a Sydney International final with Agnieszka Radwanska on Thursday. The British sixth seed dominated her evening semi-final with the former Wimbledon finalist, winning 6-2 6-2 in 68 minutes. She will face Polish second seed Radwanska, who is one win away from her second Sydney title after crushing fatigued Barbora Strycova 6-1 6-2 earlier Thursday. Konta lost both her only two matches with Radwanska last year, but she has been in terrific form this week, accounting for Arina Rodionova, Daria Gavrilova, Daria Kasatkina and now Bouchard without dropping a set. It will be 25-year-old Konta’s third career WTA Tour final. Radwanska, the 2013 champion, was too clinical for the 19th-ranked Czech, who was showing the draining effects of the four hours and 22 minutes on court in her Wednesday’s singles and doubles matches. Radwanska, who has reached two Australian Open finals, said she was ready for next week’s first Grand Slam tournament of the year. S t r yc ova h a s n ow lost seven straight matches against Radwanska and

Johanna Konta celebrates after winning the match.

didn’t win a game on serve until the fifth game of the third set. Radwanska dropped just three points on serve in the second set, wrapping up the contest in an hour and 15 minutes. Radwanska, who has been unbeaten in her past six finals matches, has been in confident form this week with victories over American Christina McHale and China’s Duan Yingying.

Sania-Barbora enter doubles final

Sania Mirza closed in on her second title of the season in as many tournaments after reaching the final of the WTA Sydney International with Czech partner Barbora Strycova on Thursday. The top seeds thrashed

America’s Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova from Kazakhstan 6-1, 6-2 in just 51 minutes. Sania and Barbora saved all five breakpoints in the semifinal match and broke the rivals twice in each set. They will clash for the title with Timea Babos and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who defeated Andreja Klepac and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 6-3, 6-4 in the other semifinal. After splitting with Martina Hingis last year in August, it is Sania’s sixth final in eight tournaments. She won the Cincinnati and Tokyo events with Str ycova and the New Haven tournament with Monica Niculescu. It’s only at the US Open and Beijing events that she made an early exit.

56th Tizu area sports meet underway Correspondent

K O HI M A , J A N 1 2 (NPN): The weeklong 56th Tizu Area sports meet got underway Thursday at Tizu Area Sports Complex under the theme ‘friendship forever.’ Kuzholuzo Nienu, MLA graced the opening ceremony. Addressing the players, Azo said it does not take great men to do great things and bring changes but it is through dedicated people that great things and changes are brought about in the society. He also lauded the Chakhesang Public Organization (CPO) for making a resolution to do away with chief guest c ulture and for their dedicated efforts in trying to help shape the society for better. Azo said the general

Kuzholuzo Nienu, MLA at the Tizu area sports meet on Thursday (NP)

public will be immensely benefited by robbing in scholars, educationist, resource persons and other professionals for any functions that would help the youth in building their career. Hard work always pays off and it is applicable in all aspects of life be i t , s t u d i e s, b u s i n e s s, development and even in

sports, said Azo. At the end of the day, hard work produces positive results, he added. To become a good sports person, one must be dedicated and work hard to reach to the top, said the MLA. Stating that political and social landscape of Nagaland was in its most troubled times, he said

through sports we can create a better world to live in and also at the same time promote friendship and brotherhood. The programme was chaired by Meyieselhou while pastor KBC Zumoyi invoked God’s blessings. Additional secretary Z. Nyusietho will g race closing programme as guest of honour on January 18.

Arsenal star trio sign new deals

L ondon , J an 1 2 (Agencies): Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin have all agreed new contracts with Arsenal, the club announced on Thursday. Giroud’s contract was set to expire in June 2018, while Koscielny and Coquelin were originally tied to the club for a further year, but all three have signed new “long-term contracts”. Manager Arsene Wenger said in a statement, “We are very pleased that three important members of our team have committed to

us for the long term. Francis has made tremendous technical strides over the past few years because he’s so focused every day.” “Olivier has big experience in the game now and has become a more and more complete player since joining us. Laurent is of course a key part of our squad and I believe one of the best defenders in the world today. So overall, this is great news for us.” Giroud was Arsenal’s highest-scoring player last season with 24 goals in all competitions and has struck

nine times this term. Koscielny has made 273 appearances since arriving from Lorient in 2010, while Coquelin has made 131 senior outings for the club. While Arsenal will be delighted to have agreed new contracts with the French trio, uncertainty still remains over the futures of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. Ozil and Sanchez’s deal will expire at the end of next season, and Wenger will likely focus his attention on tying them down long term.

desired goals. He also called upon Viswema youth to excel in their respective fields and bring fame and glory to the village. Further, he encouraged the youth to believe in themselves that they can do it and become an asset to the village. E a r l i e r, a n e w l y constructed rostrum was dedicated by Nosezol Valeo, pastor VCRC. The inaugural function was chaired by VYO president Visakho Kiso while welcome address was delivered by VYO advisor Eyosa Kikhi. Administration of oath was done by VYO games and sports secretary Vikekul Sothu. The meet would conclude on January 13 with Zhotoho Kiso, chairman Viswema Village Council as the guest of honour. Games like football, Naga wrestling, track and field events, volleyball, sepaktakraw and bamboo State Sports Academy Dimapur Girls Sepaktakraw team representing Government Higher walk are being played at the Secondary School, Dimapur participated in the 62nd National School Games at Delhi meet. from January 2-9 and won gold medal in Regu event.

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