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Nagaland Post

Vol XXVIII No. 127

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 Pages 12 ` 5.00

Honest work is dignified and worthy of praise

Rising SC clinch women’s football C’ship

Guterres wants justice over Kathua child rapists

Sunday Post Supplement

sports, Page 11

international, Page 9

US, France, UK strike targets in Syria

DAMASCUS, APR 14 (AFP): The United States, Britain and France carried out a wave of pre-dawn strikes against Syria’s regime today in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack, lighting up the sky of Damascus as explosions shook the city. Branding last week’s alleged gas attack the “crimes of a monster”, US President Donald Trump announced the action against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in a White House address, defying fierce warnings from Damascus ally Russia. A few minutes later, an AFP correspondent in Damascus heard a series of huge blasts and residents rushed to their balconies. For around 45 minutes, explosions echoed and the sound of warplanes roared over the city, as flashes flared in the distance. When dawn broke, plumes of smoke could be seen rising from the city’s north and east. In the biggest foreign military action so far against Syria’s regime, Western officials said a barrage of cruise and air-to-land missiles hit what they said were sites linked to chemical weapons

New traffic rules for Kohima DIMAPUR, APR 14 (NPN): In view of the ongoing road repair works as a result of landslide and road damage, the Kohima police have enforced new traffic regulations along the stretch from NHAK Junction to Census/ Pezielietsei (Tinpatti) Jn. with effect from April 16, 2018. According to Kohima police PRO, there would be one way traffic for light vehicles from NHAK Junction (entry point) to Census/Pezielietsei (Tinpatti) Jn. (exit) from 6am to 2pm and one-way traffic for light vehicles from Census/Pezielietsei (Tinpatti) Jn. (entry point) to NHAK junction (exit) from 2pm to 7pm.

Addendum to DCCF signatories

DIMAPUR, APR 14 (NPN): Apropos news item “DCCF alleges embezzlement of village devp fund”, published on April 14, it is to mention that among the list of chairmen of nine communities who signed the representation to EAC Chumukedima also included the Sumi community. DCCF has also stated that during suspension or dissolution of Diphupar village council, all communities would assist administration office for smooth functioning of the village.

This is it!

“Madam, you’ll be late for service if you haggle for auto fare. Why can’t you be a joyful giver?” K Y M C

A missile streaks across the skies over Damascus.

development. The targets included a scientific research facility in the Damascus area, a chemical weapons storage facility west of the city of Homs and a third location near Homs that contained both a command post and a chemical weapons equipment storage facility, the US military said. But while Trump’s belligerent tweets this week seemed to raise the prospect of large-scale military action, Saturday’s strikes were

narrowly targeted and the facilities hit had reportedly been evacuated in recent days. Syrian state media reported only three people injured and Russia’s defence ministry said there were “no victims” among Syrian civilians and military personnel. Trump said the strikes were a direct response to an alleged April 7 chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma that rescuers and

monitors say killed more than 40 people. “The evil and the despicable attack left mothers and fathers, infants and children thrashing in pain and gasping for air. These are not the actions of a man. They are crimes of a monster instead,” Trump said. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis called the strikes a “one-time shot” with no additional military action planned for now. Assad, who has denied

Kohima to get free wifi hotspots: Kikon Correspondent KOHIMA, APR 14 (NPN): Advisor for IT, Science & Technology and New & Renewable Energy, Mmhonlumo Kikon, Saturday announced that the state government has decided to provide free wifi hotspots in the state capital. The advisor made this announcement while gracing the Nagaland Innovation Expo (NIE) as chief guest at Kohima Science College (KSC), Jotsoma here on Saturday. Kikon also said that the state government would also provide free wifi in all DC offices in 11 districts, three campuses of Nagaland University and one free wifi hot spot at KSC. He informed that free wifi hotspots would be implemented in a few months time after completing the necessary infrastructural set up.

Mmhonlumo Kikon (NP)

While appreciating the initiative of NIE, advisor announced that Nagaland Innovation Expo would be an annual event from next year. Kikon said this idea of innovation expo was good beginning and in the long run it would be helpful to the talented youths in the state. He expressed confidence that this initiative by youth and state government could be successful and progress in future. The advisor, however, reminded that any good initiative started and invested by the government would fail without

seriousness in their effort. The programme was chaired by asst. prof. department of Botany, Weynitso Kapfo; invocation prayer was given by KSC viceprincipal Tokheni, ; welcome address was delivered by KSC principal, Dr. Lily Sema; introduction on NIE by KSCSU science club secretary, Keyileurangbe Thou, while vote of thanks was proposed by KSCSU general secretary, K Puthenhenmei Loachy. Various innovations expo items by the students of KSC and other college were displayed and explained to the chief guest and visitors. Various other science exhibitions were also displayed during the programme, which was organized by Kohima Science College Students’ Union sponsored by department of Science and Technology and co-sponsored by Higher Education department.

ever using chemical weapons and regularly denounces his opponents as “terrorists”, responded to the strikes with a defiant vow. “This aggression will only make Syria and its people more determined to keep fighting and crushing terrorism in every inch of the country,” he said in comments published by his office. Russia denounced the strikes as “aggressive actions” and called an emergency session of the UN Security Council. Assad’s other key ally Iran also denounced the attack, with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei describing Western leaders as “criminals”. The targets appeared to steer well clear of any Russian personnel or equipment in Syria, where Moscow launched a military intervention in support of Assad in 2015. The Russian military said the allies had fired 103 cruise missiles but that Syrian air defence systems managed to intercept 71 of them. At a rally in central Damascus, 48-year-old Nedher Hammoud claimed to have seen missiles “being shot down like flies”.

NSCN (K) against division of Nagas DIMAPUR, APR 14 (NPN): NSCN (K) on Saturday said Nagas cannot afford to enter into one-sided or partial political initiative that would only aggravate the complexities and render the Nagas further divided and weakened. In a press note, NSCN (K) dy. kilonser ‘col.’ Isak Sumi said majority of NPGs on the pretext of “Peace and Solution” have been attempting nefarious inroads into Myanmar Naga areas with an ulterior motive to derail the Naga national movement and render the Nagas more divided...” NSCN (K) asserted that it represented the entire Naga people and was composed of Nagas from every tribe, region and backgrounds and did not conform to narrow and discriminatory affiliations based on imposed colonial demarcation. (Full text on p-6)

CM Rio calls for state-wide mass social work on April 21

Neiphiu Rio chairing the pre-monsoon meeting in Kohima on Saturday.

DIMAPUR, APR 14 (NPN): Nagaland chief minister, Neiphiu Rio on Saturday called for a statewide mass social work to be carried out across the districts on April 21, 2018 to ensure clearing of blocked drainages and other public utilities. Rio announced this at the pre-monsoon meeting held April 13, 2018 at his office chamber, civil secretariat, convened to take stock of the status of the infrastructures and public utilities before the onset of monsoon. It was stated that district disaster management authorities (DDMAs) along with all stakeholders such as NGOs, village councils,

governmental departments, would undertake mass social work as preventive measures before the onset of monsoon. A home department statement stated that this was imperative as Nagaland had witnessed unfavourable monsoon last year, which caused huge loss to lives and properties in many parts of Nagaland due to increased climate change induced extreme weather. During the meeting, some of the agenda discussed were provisioning of central pool of resources from the line departments to be parked at the disposal of DDMAs to be used during any exigencies. PWD was tasked to

complete the construction of Bailey Bridge at Chathe River before the onset of monsoon. At the meeting, there was review of status report of infrastructures and public utilities from the line technical departments. On provision for disaster mitigation fund and also life insurance policies for the SDRF personnel who take extreme risk in times of disaster, it was decided that insurance be taken up under the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana & Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana. Many AHoDs shared concerns on the preparedness for the monsoon or any eventuality of disasters. (Cont’d on p-7)

KVC reacts to NPF charges on fund allocation DIMAPUR, APR 14 (NPN): Reacting to recent allegations made by Naga People’s Front (NPF) over allocation of additional amount to Kuda village by principal secretary, Rural Development (RD) Abeio Kire, the Kuda Village Council (KVC) has expressed shock that its name was dragged into the controversy by the NPF. In a press release, KVC chairman, Achubou Meruno, said the village council was surprised to see the “myopic attitude” of the NPF in pointing out an individual officer and alleging “favouritism, nepotism and corruption” by the said officer, who Meruno said had concern for the village development. KVC chairman maintained that being the son of one of the first settlers of not only Kuda (Nagarjan) village but the whole of Dimapur, it was natural for

Abio Kire to have unwavering concern and interest in the development of Kuda village in particular and Dimapur town in general. Stating that the village had been neglected by successive governments, the chairman pointed out that the last major developmental activity undertaken by the government apart from normal VDB programmes was in 2001-2002 under PMGSY for “Repair & Renovation of Kuda Road from Nagarjan Police Point to 3rd Mile, NH 29” during the Congress government in the state. Though the road catered to much of the light vehicles to Dimapur town, he said the subsequent governments did not bother to even repair the road despite being in a very bad shape. He said this compelled the village council to repair the road from its own funds -- Rs. 4.20 lakh (in 2011),

Rs. 2 lakh (in 2012), Rs. 4 lakh (in 2013) and Rs. 14.92 lakh (in 2014) for repair of Kuda Road. Further, KVC chairman said it was learnt that in 2016 the then NPF government sanctioned an amount of Rs 1.50 crore for repair of Kuda Road. However, he stated that every commuter knew very well that the potholes needed to be filled up urgently before the onset of monsoon. He said KVC, therefore, has once again resolved to fill up the pot-holes from its own fund and for which, the council has sanctioned an amount of Rs 4 lakh. Mer uno said the work would be executed within two weeks time. In this connection, KVC questioned why should Kuda village be denied as MGNREGS was a demand driven schemes and because there was demand for work. (Cont’d on p-7)

Power dept launches customer care centre in Dimapur 4-lane road project: CPO Staff Reporter

DIMAPUR, APR 14 (NPN): With the objective to improve customer service by processing and resolving consumer requests/queries/ complaints at minimum possible time, Nagaland Power department on Saturday commissioned its Customer Care Centre (CCC) at Burma camp Dimapur. The CCC, a module under government of India’s Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) scheme, was launched by Power department adviser, H. Tovihoto Ayemi, at CCC premises. In his address, Tovihoto said it was a proud moment for all, particularly the consumers, as CCC would meet their needs and address their grievances effectively. While stating that the power department was committed to provide services

Tovihoto Ayemi launching the CCC at Burma camp. (NP)

“before, during and after providing services”, Tovihoto assured that the department’s priority would be customer centric. “Customer ser vice plays an important role in an organisation’s ability to generate income and revenue and from that perspective we must give more and more importance to customer service,” said Tovihoto. Tovihoto also assured to increase its work force in

order to address the grievances of customers 24x7. Depending on the nature of complaints, the department would endeavour to resolve the issues at the earliest, he added. Highlighting some notable achievements of the department in recent times, Tovihoto said, out of nine towns identified (except Mokokchung), the department was able to implement R-PADRP in eight towns,

which have now been made IT (online system) enabled for billing, collection and payment related matters. Besides Kohima and Dimapur, the department will also gradually implement CCC and Point of Sale (PoS) swipe machine for cashless payment in other districts. Tovihoto also said that the department was working towards electrification of all households both in urban and rural areas by 2018 under Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) schemes respectively. Though the department has improved in many aspects and was earning better revenue, Tovihoto said the state was still purchasing power as it has not been able to generate its own. He, therefore, urged village councils and GBs to

curb power theft and power defaulters in their respective jurisdictions. The advisor also asserted that the stable People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) government means business and that it was committed to bring the “promised changes” within 100 days of forming the government. The department informed that the customers will now be able to pay their electricity bill online by logging onto www.dopn. Presenting a brief note on CCC, additional CE (D&R) and nodal officer, R-ARDRP, Er. Keviletuo Yiese, informed that under R-APDRP- (IT projects) nine towns– Dimapur, Chumukedima, Kohima, Wokha, Phek, Mokokchung, Mon, Tuensang and Zunheboto– were selected for implementation of R-ARDRP with at a total cost of Rs. 24.5 crore.

pulls up ECI-Ramky JV

DIMAPUR, APR 14 (NPN): Chakhroma Public Organisation (CPO) on Saturday pulled up the contractor of NH-29 four-lane road project-- ECI ECC-Ramky JV, for slowing down the work and has asked the latter to speed up the earthcutting works before the onset of monsoon. In a press note, CPO president Vichütuolie Mere and general secretary Zakievisie Kruse while acknowledging the ECI-Ramky JV for maintaining quality works and strictly following the specifications, at the same time pointed out that their negligence has created hazardous health environment in the past few months while carrying out the works. CPO has asked ECIRamky JV to complete the “time-bound project” within (Cont’d on p-7) the stipulated time and de-

liver it to the public. CPO further pointed out that only few excavators could be seen in the sectors where earth work was yet to be done (between Patkai bridge and New Chümoukedima). For this, CPO has requested ECC-Ramky JV to speed up the earth-cutting works. Once the monsoon starts, CPO said commuters will face unimaginable problems due to land/mud slides. It further cautioned the company that in the event of any road block during monsoon, the public would be compelled to stop the earthcutting works throughout the rainy season. CPO has also urged the company to ensure public safety and that the public do not suffer due to their negligence in maintaining the existing road. K Y M C



PWD minister inspects construction activities

Tongpang Ozukum inspecting the road construction work at secretariat road on Saturday. (NP)

Correspondent KO H I M A , A P R 1 4 (NPN): In pursuance of the 60 day deadline the PDA government set to repair roads, Minister for Public Works Department Tongpang Ozukum, accompanied by department officials inspected the ongoing road construction sites at secretariat road, at Kohima on Saturday. The Engineer appraised the Minister on

the technical provisions of the repair works that were underway, starting with the main administration highway (the State Secretariat road) the condition of which is already deplorable. While conducting the inspections, the Minister expressed his satisfaction with the efforts put in by the officials and workers despite the unfavourable monsoon rain and loose soil threats.

Ozukum also inspected the ongoing construction of the retaining wall near Soul Harvest Church at Daklane, Kohima which was carried away by a massive landslide, cutting one of the major life lines of the city. The Minister said all efforts are being made to restore the road at the earliest possible time. In this regard, the Minister appealed to the people once again to bear with the inconveniences.

OTS & DMC initiative for a clean Dmu

OTS students seen cleaning and painting the Dimapur flyover.

DIMAPUR: Oriental Theological Seminary (OTS) in collaboration with Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) painted Dimapur’s landmark flyover over Railway station on Saturday. The landmark flyover was cleaned, washed and painted by the OTS along with local youth volunteers and Covenant Institute Dimapur who were invited by

the OTS. Extending manpower towards DMC for “A better Dimapur” project, OTS associate professor Dr. Sashi Jamir stated that “theology informs us to take care of the place that we live in and this act of involvement in cleaning and giving a facelift to our city is an expression of faith”. Jamir lauded DMC

administrator Moa Sangtam for his vision and commendable job for a clean Dimapur. He said that one could provide the manpower while the DMC could provide the resources for a common goal. OTS had earlier this year painted the old Dhansiri Bridge, which they had adopted and will continue to maintain the same.

Resource persons joint mission director RMSA, Visiezolie Yashu, assistant director of school education with DEO Dimapur R. Amongla and the teachers at the orientation programme on SHAALA SIDDIH 2017-18 of school heads and teachers of Dimapur district on Saturday. (NP)

FGN & Naga Army mourn Hangchiu DIMAPUR: Naga Army and Federal Government of Nagaland (FGN) expressed shock at the untimely demise of GOC Eastern Command, ‘major general’ Hangchiu of Kimphu village, Eastern Khiamniungam (Burma) on April 13. A condolence note from FGN described late Hangchiu as a true patriot who joined the Naga Army in 1980 and sincerely served the nation till his last breath. FGN stated that during the 37 years of his distinguished career, he held various responsibilities and was given charge as the GOC of Eastern Command in 2009 and promoted to ‘major general’ on August 14, 2011. FGN stated that he was a dedicated officer, humble, down to earth and who had earned the admiration of friends, colleagues and all his subordinate associates. In his death, FGN said, Nagas had lost a true patriot whose deeds would be remembered and cherished. All ranks and file of Naga Army and the FGN have conveyed their deepest condolences to his children and dear ones and prayed that the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

DIPR Dimapur holds meeting at Green Park DIMAPUR: DIPR staff, Dimapur held an “outdoor meeting” at Green Park, Dimapur on April 13. According to a DIPR report, briefing the gathering, District Public Relations Officer (DPRO) Dimapur, Lolano Patton said that the meeting was organised to create bonding and a sense of closeness among the staff. She also thanked all the staff who had been assigned different duties during the recently concluded assembly elections, for sincerely and efficiently performing their duties with professionalism. She said that the department was lucky to have efficient and highly qualified AHoDs and HoD and she sought cooperation, suggestions and feedback from the staff. On the matter of attendance, the DPRO told all the staff to be regular in their attendance and she cautioned them that “no work no pay” would be strictly imposed. U DA , K o p o t s o thanked the DPRO for organising the meeting and also requested the staff to attend office regularly and try to learn from each other.

Awareness and compliance with modern justice low in state: DGP Correspondent KO H I M A , A P R 1 4 (NPN): DGP Nagaland and Ex-Officio member Nagaland State Legal Service Authority (NSLSA), Rupin Sharma (IPS) said awareness and compliance with modern systems of justice is low in Nagaland although it is higher when it came to traditional cultural rights and systems. Speaking at the NSLSA consultative meet held at Hotel Cimorb, Kohima on Saturday, Sharma said laws differ from society to society and people to people which creates discord within society. “Laws are to keep people from wrong doings” he stated. The DGP added that Nagaland was not an exception to be isolated from the rest of the world. He stated that the younger generation should emerge empowered with laws and procedures, following lawful means, so as to not create discord or violence in society. According to him, there were gaps that needed to be addressed and thus, he advocated for teaching more about justice procedures to the students. Sharma also urged

(Inset) Asia Theological Association (India) assistant regional secretary, Rev J Uday Kumar. Graduates of Eastern Bible College, Dimapur along with the Principal and faculty of the college. (NP)

Staff Reporter D I M A P U R , A pr 1 4 (NPN): A total of 61 students from Eastern Bible College, Dimapur were awarded graduation certificates in - Master of Divinity (15 male and 15 female); Bachelor of Theology (10 female and 15 male); Master of Divinity (Distance Learning) one feK




male and two males; Bachelor of Theology (Distance Learning) one male and one female and 1 Master of Christian Ministry-one female. The graduation was held at the 44th Convocation Service where the guest speaker, Rev. J. Uday Kumar (asst. regional secretary, ATAI) brought the message.

In his message Rev. Uday emphasised that having a calling from God was not for oneself but with a purpose to serve others. He said academic qualifications were not sufficient as what was more important was to always be in learning mode. He said while other religions have many gods with names yet the one

the NSLSA to create awareness amongst students through standardized power point presentations and other means. “Once a person does things right, it will percolate down to the masses in society” Sharma said. He maintained that it was not easy to do right things in Nagaland as the people’s affinity to tribe and family were very strong. He therefore asked people to live according to a system so that the system could take care of everything. He reminded the gathering that the role of the legal fraternity was very important in keeping people away from the wrong track. He emphasized on the need to create awareness amongst the people to expand their legal perspectives. Member secretar y N S L S A , M e z ivo l u T. Therieh, in her introduction, said NSLSA was a link between the aggrieved people and the authorities, who under the law are duty and legally bound to provide for the people. President Kohima Baptist Pastors Fellowship, Rev. Dr. Vevo Phesao shared from the gospel and pronounced a prayer for the participants.

news in Brief RSZ 1st general conf-cum-3rd anniversary: Rengma Silo Zi (RSZ) will be celebrating its 1st General Conference-cum-3rd Anniversary on April 17. RSZ office has informed all the village and range representatives that a general assembly will be held on April 16, 2 p.m at Rengma Hoho complex. The new tenure for 20182021 will be announced on the conference day. 45th foundation of KODH: Kohima Orphanage and Destitute Home (KODH) will observe its 45th foundation day on April 16, 1 p.m at KODH, five kms from the state capital. KODH appealed to all well-wishers to attend the foundation day and also extended its gratitude to all the well-wishers for helping KODH both in kind and cash. LOU/DHEP co-ordination meeting: Office of the LOU/DHEP has informed all the chairmen/head GBs of the 17 land affected villages of Doyang Hydro Electric Project (DHEP),NEEPCO Ltd. Doyang that there will be a co-ordination meeting between the LOU/DHEP and the village administration on April 17, 10 a.m at NRC hall Doyang, Wokha. All concerned have been requested to attend the meeting with important agendas. Peace Channel Teachers’ Training Workshop: Peace Channel will be conducting one-day Teachers’ Training Workshop at Kohima on April 18, 10 a.m at CAN building; Wokha on April 19, 10 a.m at Don Bosco Youth Centre and Dimapur on April 21, 9:30 a.m to 2 p.m at Peace Channel, conference hall. For more information, one may contact 8731820107. PHH rice distribution at Purana Bazaar: Head GB, Purana Bazaar, Pitu Mech has informed all PHH ration card holders of Purana Bazaar that PHH rice will be distributed on April 16 from 7 a.m till 2 p.m at Purana Bazaar Council Hall. All the concerned card holders have been informed to come and collect the rice. DBS Bangla New Year greetings: Dimapur Bangali Samaj (DBS) has wished a very happy Bangla New Year to the citizens of Dimapur. DBS president, Kamla Kanta Paul expressed hope that it would bring in peace, prosperity and happiness in the lives of one and all.

Kami Union Kohima celebrates Tsükhenyie

Neiba Kronu along with Kami Welfare Union Kohima members during Tsiikhenyie festival at Naga heritage village Kisama on Saturday. (NP)

Correspondent KO H I M A , A P R 1 4 (NPN): Kami Welfare Union Kohima today celebrated Tsükhenyie festival at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama with much pomp and traditional gaiety. Tsukhenyie is celebrated by Chakhesang Nagas and marks the end of a successful harvest year and preludes a new year- spring season. People allow them-

selves to relax, unite and celebrate. It is a time to revive and rejuvenate oneself before the toil and work begins and also a time to invoke God’s blessings. Nagaland’s Minister for Planning & Coordination and Land Revenue Neiba Kronu, who hails from Kami village under Pfutsero Sub-Division of Phek district, extended his greetings and said today’s celebration was a sort of advanced celebration and

he looked forward a grand combined celebration around April’s end. He stressed on the need to keep alive the rich culture and traditions of Nagas by celebrating traditional festivals and also consider taboo some things, as was practiced by the Naga forefathers. Kronu also emphasized on the need revive indigenous games. E a r l i e r, t h e s i g nificance of Tsukhenyie

was explained by Neilo Khape. KWUK president Kewekolo Khalo chaired the formal function while a vote of thanks was proposed by KWUK vice president Kezülhitso Kronu. The festival was marked by a tug of war, Thozhi, Tsobarii, Thopu Tsetse, Danimodarache, air gun shooting competition and wrestling. The festival concluded with a grand community feast

MITE educational field trip to Viswema DIMAPUR: Modern Institute of Teacher Education (MITE), Kohima organized a one-day educational field trip to Viswema village on April 13. A press release from principal of MITE, stated that student-teachers of B.Ed Semester-II visited five

61 students graduate at 44th Convocation of EBC God in the Bible has His person described His other attributes through various names. On the system of education, Rev. Uday maintained it was a borrowed concept and practise, and often in more ways than one, lacked relevance with the local context. He strongly emphasised that God is the educator as He is also known by many names which denote His character. Also Rev.Uday lamented that most church ministries neglected children, which he opined, was the reason why the young generation continues to veer away from God. He also said when one committed oneself to serve God, it should include not only the wife but all the children and family. One of the travesties of consecration was the lack of emphasis on children. Rev. Uday said when God called anyone, He

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also called the entire family and that there was no exception. Earlier, the College magazine Kerygma was released by Editor-inChief Nagaland Post, Geoffrey Yaden. In his exhor tation message, Yaden congratulated the graduating students and also the entire faculty for contributing to the momentous occasion. He also reminded the graduating students that they ought to be the salt and light of Naga society which they could do if they put on all the armour of God as in Ephesians 6:13-17. Principal of EBC Rev. Dr. Thungdemo Lotha gave the welcome address and after conferring the degrees and diploma also made the declaration and charge. Special awards in various fields were also given to the graduating students by the visiting guests.

schools, namely Baptist High School Viswema, Government Primary School Z. Khel Viswema, St.Joseph Higher Secondary School Viswema, Government Middle School, K. Khel Viswema, and John Government Higher Secondary School Viswema.

The field trip was conducted to carry out survey on current practices of assessment and evaluation as part of the suggested activities under course-5 of B.Ed syllabus. Around 95 student-teachers along with 3 faculty members were part of the trip.

Contraband worth around Rs. 7.39 lakhs destroyed in Kma

The seized contraband before being destroyed.

DIMAPUR: Wokha Excise destroyed seized drugs and liquor at the office of Superintendent of Excise & Prohibition, Wokha on April 13 in the presence of the public and destruction board.

A press release from Superintendent of Excise & Prohibition, Wokha, Vithoselie Terhuja stated that a total of 1642 bottles of assorted liquor, 8222 capsules of spasmo proxyvon and 3215 tablets

of nitrazepam, most of which were seized during the 13th NLA election period, were destroyed. The street value of the seized items is estimated to be around 7.39 lakhs. K



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(Temperature in ºC)

Max Min

Agartala A strong afternoon t-storm

37 24

A strong afternoon t-storm

30 18


Guwahati Pleasant with clouds and sun 32 20 Imphal

Clouds and sunshine

Itanagar A thunderstorm in spots

30 17 24 17


A p.m. t-storm in spots

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A thunderstorm in spots

24 13

Dimapur Partly sunny and pleasant

32 18

A thunderstorm in spots

26 13

Tuensang Partly sunny and cooler

18 10

Mkg Wokha

Pleasant with sun and clouds 23 16

Zunheboto Some sun, a t-storm in spots

24 11

Dimapur DC and ADC flagging off the Ujala Yojana campaign on April 14. (DIPR)

DIMAPUR: Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur, Sushil Kumar Patel along with ADC Dimapur, Sara Jamir flagged off the “Ujala Yojana” programme for Nagaland state from the administrative officers’ residential complex on Saturday. According to a DIPR report, Sushil Kumar Patel, in a brief speech, explained that “Ujala Yojana” was a part of special campaign “Sabka Sath Goan Sabka Vikas” for celebrating “Gram Swaraj Abhiyan” from April 14 to May 5, 2018. During the campaign, Ministry of Power has decided to complete electrifi-



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cation in all the remaining unelectrified households in 21058 identified villages across the country under “Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Saubhagya”, he said. In Nagaland the programme covers 1400 villages, out of which 82 villages have been selected under Dimapur district. ADC Dimapur, Sara said that under “Ujala Yojana” 10 vans would go to villages from April 14 to May 5, selling 9 watt LED bulbs at the cost of Rs. 50 with 3 years special replacement warrantee providing 80 percent energy saving. The programme is a

joint venture between Ministry of Power and Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL) who are providing the vans for transportation free of cost and the bulbs at cheaper rates. She expressed gratefulness to EESL for giving the platform to Dimapur district. The district administration of Dimapur is coordinating between EESL and the villages in carrying out the “Ujala Yojana” for the welfare and benefit of the villagers. Administrative officers, GBs and chairmen of different villages, officials from EESL also attended the flagging off ceremony.

Lok Adalat settles claims of over 56L DIMAPUR: Claims amounting to a total of Rs. 56,97,100 were settled during a National Lok Adalat held on April 14 at District Court Building, Dimapur. The Lok Adalat was organized by Dimapur District Legal Services Authority (DDLSA). A press release from DDLSA said that 29 cases relating to Banks, BSNL, Motor Accident Claim Tribunal (MACT) and insurance claims were settled at the Adalat. It was inaugurated by DDLSA Chairman cum Principal District & Session’s Judge, Dimapur, Neiko Kanuo. According to DDLSA, these settlements eliminate the need for protracted legal proceedings in respect of these claims. The proceedings were carried out by Presiding Judges, Conciliators, Lawyers and Para Legal Volunteers. The release explained that Lok Adalat was meant for amicable settlement of cases based on the concept of conciliated settlement of disputes. The system of Lok Adalat is economical and justice delivery is quick and effective. DDLSA also extended its appreciation to banks, conciliators, lawyers and the general public for participating in the Lok Adalat and encouraged the public to avail of the opportunity and bring forward matters for settlement at the Lok Adalat.

DWT conducts plantation drive

release from DWT president Yarsangla and secretary Aoinla Jamir, the drive was conducted with the consent and authorization of DMC administrator Moa Sangtam and his colleagues who also extended financial support towards the drive. DMC has also allowed for the trees, thus planted, to be taken care of by DWT for a period of one year. The work began after a prayer by DABA pastor, Rev. Dr. N. Tzüdir. The release added that the Watsü Mungdang dedicates a day under “Watsü Ketmong” each year in the month of April for community welfare. Social and Women from DWT plant trees during the drive. community developmental DIMAPUR: Dimapur “Clean & Green” along activities are organized on Watsü Telongjem (DWT) Tajen Ao Road, Dimapur, the day, and the Plantation Drive was a part of this conducted a plantation on April 14. drive, under the theme According to a press initiative.

DDADU passes resolutions DIMAPUR: Dimapur District Autorickshaw Drivers’ Union (DDADU) held a general meeting on April 14. In a press release, DDADU president, I. Vitoshe Sema said that the drivers had agreed for the union’s welfare fund to be collected at their respective parkings. Checks will be put on drivers without proper permits and also

action will be initiated against drivers found driving under the influence of intoxicants. Unregistered autorickshaws will be forwarded to law enforcing agencies and union uniforms and identity cards will be thoroughly checked. The meeting also resolved to maintain an attendance register for office bearers.

ICAR conducts awareness programme Awareness Seminar on JFMC held in Wokha

DIMAPUR: An awareness programme on “Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for Agriculture and Allied Sectors under Climate Change in Nagaland” was organised by Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa, ICAR research complex for NEH Region, Jharnapani, Medziphema. The programme was organised on April 4 and April 6 at Singrijan village and Vihokhu village respectively under Dimapur district and on April 10 at Samzuiram village under Peren district. A press release from ICAR research complex for NEH region Nagaland Centre, stated that altogether 108 persons participated in the programme. In the programmes,


technical officer, AMFU Jharnapani, ICAR Nagaland Centre, Imtisenla Walling apprised the participants on the role of agromet advisory and its usefulness and how its usage could have an impact on their production in the changing climate scenario. She apprised the farmers on judicious use of water and also recommended mixed cropping and crop rotation. ACTO animal science, Dr. Ebibeni Ngullie, educated the farmers on different effects of climate variations on livestock production and mitigation strategies. ACTO, plant protection, Lireni Kikon, spoke on pest and disease management with the changing climate scenario and discussed

the symptomatic diagnosis of disease infection and integrated management. ACTO plant breeding, Dr. Patu K. Zeliang, discussed in length organic farming for sustainable agriculture. She emphasized on the use of organic waste, animal waste along with beneficial microbes in an eco-friendly environment without the use of synthetic inputs. Scientist (Horticulture), Dr. Azeze, spoke about the impact of climate change on horticulture crops. Dealing on the topic, Dr. Azeze explained the different adaptation measures to be undertaken like change in sowing/planting dates, irrigation and drainage systems and crop residue incorporation.

DIMAPUR: Forest Development Agency, Wokha organized a one day awareness seminar for Joint Forest Management Committee (JFMC) & Frontline Personnel on National Afforestation Programme & Role of JFMC at Forest Colony Community Hall, Wokha on April 13. According to DIPR, DFO Wokha, Zuthunglo Patton (IFS) while giving a brief on the salient features of National Afforestation Programme (NAP) said, the purpose of organizing the event was to sensitize the community on the rehabilitation of degraded forests and other areas by institutionalizing participatory forest management and supplementing liveli-

hood improvement. She also talked about the active participation of villagers in creation, management and protection plantation to achieve ecological needs with sustainable productivity of wood and other NTFP. Patton also apprised the JFMC about proper maintenance of registers for membership, cash nursery

and assets in the interests of transparency. Alikhum JFMC and Longsachung JFMC were awarded the Best Performing Joint Forest Management Committee, while Merapani and Wokha Range were awarded the Best Performing Ranges respectively by the DFO. RFO, Merapani, Pun-

seni Khing highlighting the role of JFMC said, villagers should actively participate in protection of forests, buffering layers, creating awareness, improving rapport between people and the department, timely information of emergencies to the department, quality execution of work and social awakening.




Manipur observes flag hoisting day

Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla at the observance of 74th anniversary of hoisting of first tri-colour flag of India in Manipur on Saturday. Correspondent

Imphal, Apr 14: Manipur on Saturday observed the 74th anniversary of historic first hoisting of India’s tri-colour flag in its soil at INA memorial complex at Moirang of Bishnupur district. Grand nephew of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Chandra Kumar Bose and ex-servicemen of Indian

Army were among others, who paid tribute to the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Gracing the function, Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla remembered the historic moment when the tri-colour flag of India was first hoisted in April 14, 1944 which marked the beginning of the end of British rule in India. The occasion evoked a deep feel-

ing of pride because the INA traversed through the state of Manipur on its historic campaign to free India from the British on the call given by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, she said. “The occasion carries a special meaning for me as my grand uncle, Maulana Abul Kalam Saheb was also a freedom fighter for India’s Independence, a contemporary of Netaji”,

the governor said. She also remembered Netaji’s remarkable contribution to free India from the British clutch. State health and family welfare minister L Jayantakumar, said that Moirang remained a great historical significance in India’s freedom struggle as it was made the advanced headquarters of the provisional government of free India. Chandra Kumar Bose, grand nephew of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, said, “Moirang is the sacred place where Bharatiyas of the Ajad Hind Fauj fought for the freedom of our nation.” He asserted that Maulana Azad and Netaji were two national icons who had fought for a united India and in fact this is the place where Colonel Shaukat Malik hoisted the National Tri-Colour for a united India. He recalled the importance of Moirang in the Indian freedom struggle from the historical point of view. Lok Sabha MP Prahlad Singh Patel who also attended the function described it as a memorable day in the history of the country.

Mizoram-Maha sign deal to boost tourism Aizawl, Apr 14 (IANS): The Mizoram government and the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) have signed an agreement to boost investment and develop tourism in the northeastern state, an official said here on Saturday. “The Mizoram government and the MTDC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance investment and develop the tourism in the state. The MoU was signed on Friday after a Business Summit and Road Show in Aizawl,” a Mizoram tourism department official said. An official release said that Mizoram Governor Lt. Gen. Nirbhay Sharma (retd), while addressing the summit, said that the tourism and agro-market potential of the state were worth exploring, for which more states like Maharashtra and corporate houses can help. The Governor said that the best practices of cooperative societies in Maharashtra could be emulated to move away from subsistence farming to a more profitable commercial one.

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IOC to give LPG connections to 6.55 lakh poor families in NE Guwahati, Apr 14 (PTI): PSU major Indian Oil Corporation will distribute 6.55 lakh new LPG connections to poor women beneficiaries across 6,741 villages in the northeast as part of the Centre’s initiative to make households smokeless. “We have launched our programme to make these villages smokeless. Under this initiative, which was announced by the Prime Minister, we will give LPG connections in the name of women in the houses,” Indian Oil Corporation Chief General Manager (IndianOil-AOD) Uttiya Bhattacharyya told PTI here. Under the programme Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, the company will handover LPG connections to 6.55 lakh families across 6,741 villages in the northeast, including 2.4 lakh new connections in 3,042 villages in Assam, he added. “The programme is beginning today and will end on May 5. In the scheme, the selection of woman beneficiary will be from the BPL families identified from the SECC list or from any of these

categories -- SC/ST households, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin), Antyodaya Anna Yojana, forest dwellers, Most Backward Classes, tea and ex-tea garden tribes and people residing in island and river islands,” Bhattacharyya said. Under this initiative, the government will give the deposit money on behalf of the beneficiaries, while the cylinders will be given to the owners on loan from the company, which will start recovering the same from delivery of the seventh cylinder from the subsidiary amount. “This will require about Rs 110 crore investment from our side for implementing the project in 80 districts of the region. This amount will start coming to us against from delivery of the seventh cylinder to the beneficiary,” he said. The senior official informed that the company has been preparing itself to meet this additional demand for the last few months and is ready to handle the extra load of cylinders due to this programme.

Steps taken to promote organic farming in Sikkim

G a n gto k , A p r 1 4 (PTI): In the wake of shortage of vegetables in Sikkim, measures are being taken to promote organic farming post ban on sale and consumption of non-organic agricultural and horticultural items in the state from April one, an official said. “The vegetables’ shortage due to inadequate cultivation in Sikkim is a shortterm problem as steps have been taken to boost organic farming after the ban on sale and consumption of non-organic agricultural and horticultural commodities,” Sikkim State Co-operative Supply and Marketing Federation Ltd, (SIMFED) Managing Director Pawan Awasthi said yesterday. Sikkim has cultivable land at about 80,000 hectares of which only 15,000 are being used for organic farming, he said, adding that the state government proposed to encourage farmers and big landowners to put their unused land for farming in order to increase cultivation of various organic food items not only for domestic consumption, but also for export.

Bihu celebrations get under way in Assam, M’laya Manipur CM Biren highlights

Dancing girl during performance at traditional Bihu festival in Guwahati, Assam.

He also lauded the office bearers of the Paschim Guwahati Bihu Sanmilan for celebrating the festival over six decades now. Meanwhile, Gor u Bihu was celebrated across the state with people taking their cattle to the ponds and rivers for the customary bath and rituals. Over 60 Bihu pandals in Guwahati and some hundreds across Assam are celebrating Rongali Bihu with a packed schedule from morning till late night culminating with cultural programmes and performances by artistes. Like in the earlier

years, the All Guwahati Students’ Union (AGSU) organised Mukoli Bihu (Bihu performed in open space) at Judges Field here on Saturday. Bihu husori, ethic dance et all were performed on the occasion. Noted academician Nagen Saikia unfurled the flag. Various distinguished personalities who have contributed to the state in diverse fields were felicitated on the occasion. Former chief minister Tarun Gogoi, like in the previous years, was present at the 66-year-old Guwahati Bihu Sanmilan in Latasil to witness Mukoli

Bihu in the morning. The weather gods too were kind enough as the sun kept shining throughout this morning here to facilitate performances in open air. The Brihattar Rukmini Nagar Rongali Bihu Sanmilan, meanwhile, will felicitate 21 former and current Bihu Samragyi dancers (best Bihu dance performer in an individual contest) from across the state on Sunday. Bihu celebrations began in Meghalaya as well with the Shillong Central Rongali Bihu Celebration Committee at Bishnupur and the Meghalaya Rongali Bihu Celebration Committee at Stoneyland (Dhanketi), kicking off the three-day celebration with games for children and cultural programmes in the evening.

Big budget Bihu

The Bihu committees here have raised the budget bar as well with many spending between Rs 16lakh and Rs 25 lakh over the next three to five days. The Guwahati Bihu Sanmilan at Latasil have

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Strict regulations have been issued to all Bihu organisers to rein in mischief mongers during the celebrations. Guwahati police has prohibited sale and consumption of alcohol/ narcotic substance in the Bihu pandals. The committees have been directed to install CCTV cameras and deploy adequate volunteers. All police stations have been asked to put in place security measures and coordinate with Bihu organising committees.


IMPHAL, Apr 14: Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Saturday urged the government officials to put more efforts to make Central government’s ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’ and state government’s ‘Go to Village’ mission a success. He said this while addressing at programme on Samajik Nyaya Diwas (Ambedkar Jayanti) held Hotel Imphal. According to Singh, collective effort was needed to bring positive change in the society. He said that the state government’s ‘Go to Village’ mission, which would be launched next month to promote social harmony, spread awareness about pro-poor initiatives of the government and reach out to poor people. The chief minister said that people had witnessed what the present government could deliver in the past one year. “As the government had noted

N Biren Singh people’s wishes, it is the time to deliver service by the government,” he added. Talking about the life and contribution of Dr Ambedkar, the chief minister said that he was the architect of Indian Constitution and a reformist who fought against untouch-

ability and caste system. Addressing the occasion, state rural development and panchayati raj minister Th Biswajit dwelt upon various Central government sponsored schemes like Saubhagya, Ujala Scheme, Pradhan Mantra Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Mission Indradhanush and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao etc. The minister said that Gram Swaraj Abhiyan would be organised from April 14 to May 5, 2018 under the theme, ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Gaon, Sabka Vikas’.

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countries to work here. “Whether the Chief Minister is working on this idea due to lack of knowledge or he has some malafide intentions?” Zenith Sangma questioned.

Sutemi Union Dimapur (SUD) takes immense pride in congratulating Er. Kavito H. Chishi on his promotion to the post of Director, New & Renewable Energy, Government of Nagaland. SUD further wishes him the very best in the future endeavour. DP-2945

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SHILLONG, Apr 14 (Agencies): Opposition Congress in the state on Saturday staged protest in Shillong to oppose the idea mooted by the chief minister Conrad Sangma of issuing work permit to Bangladeshi nationals. Conrad Sangma in his recent meeting with the External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj discussed about the idea of issuing work permit to the Bangladeshi nationals, The Shillong Times reported. During the protest on Saturday senior Congress leaders, party MLAs and party workers along with placards and banners demonstrated against the idea here at the Congress Bhawan here. Speaking to media persons, CLP spokesperson, Zenith Sangma said, “How can the Government even think of this idea which is so dangerous.” Making it clear that the idea of issuing permits to Bangladeshi nationals is not acceptable the party, Sangma said that the idea had been mooted though the state is suffering from illegal immigration and

kept a Rs 25 lakh budget while Pub Guwahati Bihu Sanmilani, another committee which has been organizing Bihu for close to six decades now, is spending about Rs 18lakh. Noonmati Bihu Sanmilani, which kicked off the festivities from Saturday, has an estimated budget of Rs 25 lakh, which is higher than last year. Paschim Guwahati Bihu Sanmilan too is not far behind with an estimated Rs 16lakh as its budget.


GUWAHATI, Apr 14 (Agencies): Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has called upon communities across the state to unite and keep the customs and traditions of the greater Assamese society alive, TST reported. “On this occasion of Rongali Bihu I urge all communities to unite, maintain the spirit of friendship and brotherhood and keep our rich legacy and traditions alive, which is the message this festival conveys,” Sonowal said after unfurling the flag of the 64-year-old Paschim Guwahati Bihu Sanmilan here on the opening day of the Rongali Bihu celebrations on Saturday. The chief minister underlined the significance imparting value education to the upcoming generation to keep them motivated for upholding tradition and playing a key role in society. Sonowal also urged everyone to work hard for a prosperous state. “I urge everyone, from the farmer to the labourer, to take a pledge to make the state even stronger,” he said.



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Kathua case: Mufti lauds people for dismissing communal forces they added.

Lawyer fighting for Kathua victim ‘attacked by goons’

Mehbooba Mufti

Panaji, Apr 14 (PTI): Alleging that the Goa police had ignored an alert issued by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) about a possible terror attack on the western coast, the Congress today sought dismissal of the BJP-led state government. The opposition party said as Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who holds the Home portfolio, is in the US for a medical treatment, there is nobody to head the department. “The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) had issued terror alert last week, which was circulated to all the agencies. Although all the states like Maharashtra, Gujarat and Kerala took all the precautions to avoid terror attacks, Goa remained completely lethargic letting our coast porous,” AICC secretary Girish Chodankar told reporters here. “Goa police downplayed the alert claiming it to be ‘Sagar Kavach’, a mock drill exercise...This is a serious national issue. Governor Mridula Sinha should dismiss the state government, which has played with the national security,” he added. The Congress leader alleged that the state Home department was directionless in the absence of the minister heading it. “During the last two months, we kept quiet con-

Girish Chodankar sidering that the CM is out of station due to his health issues. But the situation is turning grave now with the terror alerts being ignored by the state police,” he said. Chodankar also demanded that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) should issue a notice to the state police asking clarification on why they took the alert lightly and instead misled people by calling it as ‘Sagar Kavach’ exercise. Sagar Kavach is a multi agency mock antiterror exercise to check the preparedness of the state towards any such incident. The ICG alert had expressed the possibility of terrorists boarding a fishing trawler at Karachi and entering the country via coastline. After the alert was issued, Goa’s Captain of Ports department had asked all the vessels including water sports operators to increase the vigil.

CBI books former UCO bank chief in Rs 621-cr fraud New Delhi, Apr 14 (AGENCIES): The CBI has booked former UCO Bank chairman and managing director Arun Kaul and others for allegedly cheating the bank to the tune of Rs 621 crore, officials said on Saturday. The agency is carrying out searches at 10 locations-- eight of them in Delhi and two in Mumbai -- in this connection, they said. It was alleged that the accused persons in pursuance of criminal conspiracy defrauded the UCO Bank to the tune of Rs 621 crore (approx) by diversion and siphoning of the bank loans, they said. wBesides Kaul, others booked by the CBI are Era Engineering Infra India Ltd. (M/s EEIL), its CMD Hem Singh Bharana; two chartered accountants -- Pankaj Jain and Vandna Sharda --, Pawan Bansal of M/s Altius Finserve Pvt. Ltd., and other unidentified persons, they said.

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NEW DELHI, Apr 14 (AGENCIES): Anguished over the tussle between the Sitaram Yechury and Prakash Karat camps within the CPI(M), an All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) leader has suggested that a worker-farmer alliance and a Left and democratic front should unite all the secular and democratic forces in the country, including the Congress, to defeat the BJP. In an article published in the latest edition of CPI(M) organ “People’s Democracy”, K Krishnaprasad, an office-bearer of the AIKS, the farmers’ wing of the party, has tried to find a middle path, keeping in mind the political lines of both the Karat and Yechury camps. However, he has also

mentioned that under no circumstances should the leadership of the front be conceded to the Congress. “The worker-peasant alliance and a Left and Democratic Front can work as a thread to unite all secular and democratic forces, including the Congress, and ensure the consolidation of all the anti BJP-RSS votes to make sure the defeat of the (Narendra) Modi government as well as take up the challenges that India faces today. “Hence, the basic issue is not the correlation of the Left with the Congress party, but the leadership role of it in the vast alliance against the BJP, which is controlled by the fascistic RSS,” Krishnaprasad has written in the article.

Scheme launched to help Rs 22 cr illegal cash seized in Karnataka women: Maneka Gandhi Vadodara, Apr 14 (PTI): Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi today said that the Union government had launched a new scheme called the “Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra” to empower rural women through community participation. The scheme, which will work at the national, state and district levels to create an environment in which women achieve their full potential, will run from 2017-18 to 2019-20, she said. She was speaking at the Federation of Gujarat Industries’ Excellence Award ceremony here. She told the gathering that under the PMMSK scheme, State Resource Centres for Women would be provided in all states and Union Territories and District Level Centres for Women (DLCW) would be set up in 640 districts in a phased manner. While 220 districts will get these centres during 2017-18, 220



more will get them in 201819 and the remaining 200 districts in 2019-20. “Community engagement through college student volunteers is envisioned in 115 most backward districts where these students would create awareness among women about government initiatives,” Gandhi said. The minister said that a pilot project to test a “panic button” feature in mobile phones was currently underway in Uttar Pradesh, and once the results come in, the move would be replicated nationwide. A panic button in the phone will enable women to send out a distress signal to a family member or police authorities so that they can receive help. She informed that she had written to Union Minister for Home Affairs Rajnath Singh to reserve 33 per cent of posts in the police force for women in order to improve the sensitivity of police towards crime against women.



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The leader from Kerala has described the recent farmers’ agitations in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka as “victorious struggles” of the trade unions against privatisation, adding that these movements have shown that the Left organisations can mobilise “millions of toiling” people not only in Tripura, Kerala and West Bengal, but even in the Hindi heartland. The leader, who is scheduled to attend the party congress in Hyderabad from April 18-22, has said that the need of the hour is to remain united against the BJP-RSS and revive the party’s struggle among the Dalits, farmers and workers. “A consensus needs to be built, so that there is no deviation in the party and it remains united. I have pointed out that only through a struggle, we can first revive the party in Bengal and then, all over the country,” Krishnaprasad told PTI. Though the majority of the Kerala unit of the CPI(M) supports the line of maintaining an equal distance with both the BJP and the Congress, Krishnaprasad’s article hints at a softening of stance as regards the Congress.

B e n g a lu ru, A p r 14 (IANS): The Election Commission’s surveillance squads and police officials have seized over Rs 22 crore illegal cash since the model code of conduct was put in force on March 27 in poll-bound Karnataka, the state’s Chief Electoral Officer said on Saturday. “The EC squads and police authorities have so far seized cash over Rs 22.34 crore, besides 7.5kg gold valued at Rs 1.76 crore, unspecified amount of silver worth over Rs 12 lakh, 10 sarees and

160 laptops, among other items, for violation of the model code of conduct in force for the May 12 state legislative assembly election,” said CEO Sanjiv Kumar in a statement here. The Excise Department has so far seized 33,829 litres of liquor from the state, valued at about Rs 1.67 crore. “The De par tment has also lodged 678 heinous cases, 1,042 cases for breach of license conditions and 1,590 other cases under the Karnataka

Excise Act,” the statement said. A total of 67,037 arms have been deposited with the officials since the enforcement of the poll code, which bans carrying of licensed arms during the model code period. “Of the total 97,037 arms in the state, 92,494 have been deposited so far,” added the statement. A total of 1,156 flying squads and 1,255 surveillance teams have been put in place in the state so far to ensure the code of conduct is adhered to.

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APPRECIATE INITIATION FOR SANITARY VENDING & INSERTION MACHINE GB Union Dimapur expresses it's appreciation on knowing that National Scheduled Tribe Finance & Development Corporation (NSTFDC) under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India is taking up Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities within Dimapur District through Toka MPCS as the implementing agency. In a statement issued by GB Union, it is ascertained from the District Administration that as a pilot project installation of 100 Sanitary Pad and Vending Machine has been initiated which surely would benefit the women folks. In this respect, GB Union Dimapur shall extend full co-operation to the District Administration and the implementing agency on the initiation which is to uplift the condition of women's hygiene. It also requested the implementing agency to expand the location for installation so as to reach out larger beneficiaries.

Ranchi, Apr 14 (IANS): A Class 8 student in Jharkhand was abducted by three youths at gunpoint and gang-raped in Gumla district for two days about a fortnight back, the victim told the police on Saturday. The incident surfaced a day after Governor Draupdi Murmu expressed her concern over the growing cases of sexual atrocities against women and girls. According to the victim, she was abducted by the three bike-borne youths when she had gone to a neighbouring village to collect water from a well on March 31. They covered her face and took her to a nearby jungle. They gang raped her throughout night. They again took turns raping her the next day before dumping her in her village. They threatened her not to tell anyone about the incident otherwise she would be killed. The traumatised victim was silent for 13 days before finally informing her family members about the attack on Friday. An FIR has been lodged against the three youths. The victim’s medical was yet to be conducted. Murmu on Friday summoned Jharkhand Director General of Police D.K. Pandey and expressed her unhappiness over the rape incidents taking place in the state.


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community, has become a national issue. The gory details of the heinous crime surfaced following filing of charges. Mufti has written to the chief justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, requesting setting up of a special fast track court to try the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua. The chief minister requested the chief justice for establishment of the special fast track court for the case, official sources said. It would complete trial in 90 days and would be the first such court in state, they said. The state government has also decided to terminate from service the cops accused in the case,

Left leader suggests ‘secular, democratic’ front including Cong


discourses at times, it’s DNA of love and compassion always remains the same,” she added. Two BJP mnisters, Chaudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash, who had attended a rally in support of the accused persons in Kathua, yesterday submitted their resignations to party’s state president Sat Sharma. While a meeting of the BJP legislature party is scheduled to be held in Jammu today to chart the future course of action on the issue, legislators of coalition partner PDP are also meeting here to “take stock of the situation”. The rape and killing of the girl, who belonged to the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim

A lawyer fighting for justice to Kathua rape and murder victim on Saturday alleged he had been attacked by goons in Udhampur town. Talib Hussain, a local lawyer has been in the forefront of seeking justice for the Kathua rape and murder victim during the last two months. Hussain also opposed vehemently the demand of Jammu lawyers for transfer of the investigations in this case to the CBI. Police said they have taken cognizance of Hussain’s complaint and started investigations. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday thanked the nation for steadfastly standing by the side of the people of Jammu and Kashmir in fighting for justice for the Kathua rape and murder victim. After a marathon meeting of party legislators and leaders chaired by its President, Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar, it was resolved to thank the nation, especially the media and the civil society.

Girl gang raped at gunpoint in Jharkhand


S r i nag a r , A p r 1 4 (PTI/IANS): Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today lauded the people of Jammu for dismissing communal forces and their unwavering support for justice to an eight-year-old girl who was raped and killed in Kathua. “I commend the manner in which the people of Jammu dismissed communal forces and were unwavering in their support for a little girl. “It has strengthened my belief that Jammu serves as a model of inclusiveness and together the people of J-K inspire secular unity and righteousness,” Mufti said in a tweet. In an earlier tweet, the chief minister expressed satisfaction over the Supreme Court taking cognisance of an alleged attempt by lawyers in Kathua to obstruct the Crime Branch in filing their charge-sheet in the case. “Heartening to see the Supreme Court take cognisance of the attempted obstruction of justice by some lawyers in the brutal Kathua rape and murder case reminding us once again of the greatness of this nation,” she said. “While it may seem to get bogged down by different




Nagaland Post Vol. XXVIII NO. 127 Dimapur, SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018

About going back to basics


agaland is among the three important Bible states in the north east along with Meghalaya and Mizoram as the majority of the population (not less than 80%) are Christians of various denominations. In the recent years the dominant Baptist church in Nagaland has been attempting to exert its role in a positive manner with regard to the socio-economic arena in the state but with mixed results. The recent election where the much vaunted ‘Clean Election Campaign’ didn’t really achieve anything worth mentioning has unfortunately been described as the waterloo of the church. In fact, the campaign hasn’t been all that bad. The only failure was the inability of the church to prepare the apparatus that could have turned around the campaign. People were willing to give it a serious try and so were the candidates. The only factor that worked against the campaign was the strategy. Not less than Rs.1000 crore was spent during the recent election for hardly two weeks by 196 candidates. In the post-election scenario, its back to square one again as the same situation prevails socially and economically. That’s why it’s a topsy-turvy situation going around in Nagaland -socially, spiritually, politically and economically. The prevailing environment for some years has troubled many thinkers and concerned citizens who feel that the state has taken a wrong turn in its quest to attain fast and easy development. There has been more than enough reportage and comment about the mess which comprises of a whole range of offences in the form of rampant corruption at various government levels, bogus employees in government services for the biggies to siphon off money, anti-social crimes afflicting neighborhood homes and towns, broken homes leading to rise in juvenile delinquency, armed gangs changing the face of free trade enterprises through imposition of syndicates etc. Even development as practiced, is a system of loot where few hundred crore rupees change hands within the government system each month. Only a minuscule trickle goes to the market. This is the economic condition of Nagaland. The system which has been managed by a privileged section of the bureaucracy is not tuned to development because it would break the vicious cycle of power among the corrupt bureaucrats, politicians, businessmen and political henchmen. The political parties setting their sights on power have not seriously addressed the issue of monumental scams both exposed in the media and those still hidden inside the government cupboards. The organizations that had raised the issues also seem to have accepted defeat or perhaps even compromised because the fight ended soon as it began. The mess is also made ‘holy’ because the church has not done anything about them, except lament and it will be around so long as nobody likes to do the dirty job of cleaning them. Loss of moral authority leads into believing that everything is possible and in the absence such an authority, asociality prevails at all levels. This may also be described as a spreading cancer that has eaten into the vitals of society’s crucial organs. There is still hope but it again will depend on the quality of leadership within the Church to retrieve lost ground.

DailyDevotion Inner Invincibility Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me… —Matthew 11:29 “Whom the Lord loves He chastens…” (Hebrews 12:6). How petty our complaining is! Our Lord begins to bring us to the point where we can have fellowship with Him, only to hear us moan and groan, saying, “Oh Lord, just let me be like other people!” Jesus is asking us to get beside Him and take one end of the yoke, so that we can pull together. That’s why Jesus says to us, “My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:30). Are you closely identified with the Lord Jesus like that? If so, you will thank God when you feel the pressure of His hand upon you. “…to those who have no might He increases strength” (Isaiah 40:29). God comes and takes us out of our emotionalism, and then our complaining turns into a hymn of praise. The only way to know the strength of God is to take the yoke of Jesus upon us and to learn from Him. “…the joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). Where do the saints get their joy? If we did not know some Christians well, we might think from just observing them that they have no burdens at all to bear. But we must lift the veil from our eyes. The fact that the peace, light, and joy of God is in them is proof that a burden is there as well. The burden that God places on us squeezes the grapes in our lives and produces the wine, but most of us see only the wine and not the burden. No power on earth or in hell can conquer the Spirit of God living within the human spirit; it creates an inner invincibility. If your life is producing only a whine, instead of the wine, then ruthlessly kick it out. It is definitely a crime for a Christian to be weak in God’s strength.


“God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right, even though I think it is hopeless.” ~ Chester Nimitz


Nagaland Post, Dimapur SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018

Food wastage in India a serious concern

NDIANS waste as much food as the whole of United Kingdom consumes - a statistic that may not so much indicative of our love of surfeit, as it is of our population. Still, food wastage is an alarming issue in India. Our street and garbage bins, landfills have sufficient proof to prove it. Weddings, canteens, hotels, social and family functions, households spew out so much food. According to the United Nations Development Programme, up to 40% of the food produced in India is wasted. About 21 million tonnes of wheat are wasted in India and 50% of all food across the world meets the same fate and never reaches the needy. In fact, according to the agriculture ministry, Rs. 50,000 crore worth of food produced is wasted every year in the country. The theme for this year’s World Environment Day campaign is ‘Think Eat Save’. It is an anti-food wastage and food loss campaign aimed at reducing the wastage footprint. India ranks 63 among 88 countries in

Global Hunger Index. Wastage of food is not indicative of only hunger or pollution, but also many economic problems in the economy, such as inflation. Only government policies are not responsible for the problems we are facing today, but our culture and traditions are also playing a lead role in this drama. In India, the bigger the wedding, the larger the party and the more colossal the waste. Why is food wastage a problem?  25% of fresh water used to produce food is ultimately wasted, even as millions of people still don’t have access to drinking water. When you calculate the figures in cubic kilometers, this is a bit more than an average river.  Even though the world produces enough food to feed twice the world’s present population, food wastage is ironically behind the billions of people who are malnourished. The number of hungry people in India has increased by 65 million more than the population of France. According

to a survey by Bhook (an organization working towards reducing hunger) in 2013, 20 crore Indians sleep hungry on any given night. About 7 million children died in 2012 because of hunger/ malnutrition.  Acres of land are deforested to grow food. Approximately 45% of India’s land is degraded primarily due to deforestation, unsustainable agricultural practices, and excessive groundwater extraction to meet the food demand.  300 million barrels of oil are used to produce food that is ultimately wasted. The Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal seems to have chalked out a roadmap. Yes, a map literally, which shows exactly what fruits and vegetables are grown and where. She says, “My ministry works as a catalyst. It has the potential for doing a couple of thingswhich are the need of the hour. Firstly, bring down food wastage. Food is being wasted at the harvest point and during transportation. If the same

food which is wasted can be processed, it would mean it could either be available in raw form or in bottled form at a price which is affordable to the aam aadmi.” Food wastage cripples a country’s economy to an extent that most of us are unaware. If food is wasted, there is so much waste of water used in agriculture, manpower and electricity lost in food processing industries and even contributes to deforestation. Taking all of into consideration, the actual worth of money per year in India from food wastage is estimated at a whopping Rs. 58,000 crore. Some measures that the government needs to take include containing wastage in transportation, improve storage facilities (the cold storage chain is 50% less than required and that too needs to be brought up to world standards), food processing also needs to be sped up so food is saved and wasted less to feed more. While you may not be able to reduce food lost during production, you can

certainly reduce food at your personal level of food waste. Every step taken in the right direction counts. Here’s what one can do on a more personal level to contain the food wastage:  Plan out your meal and make your shopping list to determine what you actually need for the week. About 20% of what we buy in urban India ends up being thrown away. You could in the week after cut down on the surplus and soon in two or three weeks you will have a precise list of your family’s weekly consumption. You have no idea how amazed you will be at how much you buy and what you actually consume. Needless to say that the difference is but naturally wasted.  Buy in quantities you can realistically use. Avoid impulse buys. It will more or less find the bin.  If you cook at home, make sure you cook keeping in mind there is no excess. You can always complete your meals with a few fruits rather than keep some extra food in the refrigerator. It’s a lot better and a healthier

practice too.  Select according to their shelf life. Use the green vegetables first. Don’t throw out fruits and veggies with ‘aesthetic only’ blemishes. Use canned and bottled food before expiry dates.  Reuse the refrigerated left-overs (if any) for the very next meal.  Even if food gets spoilt then compost it.  If you work in an office that has a canteen, check with them on how they manage excess food. Cooked food, especially since it has a low shelf life needs to be managed better and faster. Check with NGOs who offer to transport excess food to the needy.  If you host a family get together either at home, a marriage hall or throw a party at a hotel, make sure you plan for the food to be transported to a place like an orphanage or an old age shelter.  Make finishing your plate a habit. Try to inculcate it further to as many possible. CSR Journal


NSCN (K) against division of Nagas


eleaguered by the signing of the 16 point agreement in 1960 by the NPC, the Naga political scene since then had been experiencing precarious situations at various stages and many prominent India oriented Naga politicians have wilfully been “fishing in the troubled political waters” with impunity, the current scenario is of no exception too. To further one’s vested political ambitions, certain section of the Nagas especially the State’s leading politicians has been going the extra mile beyond their obligations to colonial constitution in order to contain the Naga political issue and aspirations within colonial confines. And this very diabolic stances of the Naga leaders had been a cause of great consternation for decades among the common Naga mass and Naga nationalists alike and as long as these characters remain at the “helm of affairs” the Nagas do not foresee any political redemption even in the near future. With the political containment of the majority of NPGs within India almost assuredly complete, these elements on the pretext of “Peace and Solution” during recent years have been attempting nefarious inroads into Myanmar Naga areas with an ulterior motive to derail the Naga National Movement and render the Nagas more divided and politically frustrated as in tune with the futile processes happening in India. The open act of condoning exclusive solution for Myanmar Nagas is but further endorsement of the illegal partition of Naga territories by colonial powers. India and Myanmar being the perpetrator of the divisions themselves bears the sole responsibility for this grave political misdemeanor and


trio of satellites studying our planet’s magnetic field have shown details of the steady swell of a magnetic field produced by the ocean’s tides. Four years of data collected by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Swarm mission have contributed to the mapping of this ‘other’ magnetic field, one that could help us build better models around global warming. Physicist Nils Olsen from the Technical University of Denmark presented the surprising results at this year’s European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna, explaining how his team of researchers managed to detail such a faint signature. “It’s a really tiny magnetic field,” Olsen told BBC correspondent Jonathan Amos. “It’s about 2 - 2.5 nano-

subsequent conflict for nearly a century now and must therefore shoulder the task of resolving the same or transfer the issue to the UN or international mediation. The Nagas and the NSCN/ GPRN cannot afford to enter into one-sided or partial political initiative which will only aggravate the complexities and render the Nagas further divided and weakened. The NSCN represents the entire Naga people and is composed of Nagas from every tribe, region and backgrounds and does not conform to narrow and discriminatory affiliations based on imposed colonial demarcation, therefore the claim made by the Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio that majority of NSCN leaders are from Myanmar, must settle for a separate state within Myanmar etc is not only immature but also an act of affront and injustice to the Naga history and the political aspirations of the Nagas soaked in the blood and paid with the lives of the thousands of Nagas. It is also quite derogatory that when almost 90% of the Nagas under Myanmar occupation are still surviving literally poverty stricken, hand to mouth daily with hardly any semblance of governance, the high acclaim of the Chief Minister of Nagaland about the Nagas Self Administered Zone and Nagas having own elected MP’s in Myanmar Parliament obviously in an attempt to mislead the rest of the Nagas that Nagas in Myanmar are well settled and content within forced Myanmar Union. The truth however is completely contrary and the arrangements have been coerced upon and the Naga territories are haphazardly divided, exploited and

unevenly distributed to various separate administrative controls in which NSAZ comprises of only three Naga towns. The Naga’s repeated rejection of Panglong Conference since 1947 till today on the firm historical basis that Nagas are Sovereign people and will not enter into Myanmar Union in itself is testimonial of the determination of the Nagas in Myanmar and NSCN/GPRN in particular and that the consolidation of all the Naga inhabited territories without regard to the imaginary international boundary line once again amplifies the inclusive approach of the NSCN/GPRN to the unresolved Indo-Naga-Myanmar political conflict. It is also self-defeating and perilous to witness again the resurfacing of NPC like colonial stooges giving clairvoyant endorsement of the arbitrary and illegal partition of Naga territories and subsequent subjection of the Naga people under different colonial entities rather than to nullify and remove the demarcation. It should be the effort of every Naga politicians and leaders to dismantle the physical and emotional barriers and strive to unite the Nagas under one political and social unit preceding solution or the same to form the very basis of solution than to espouse exclusive or partial settlement emphasising India Naga and Myanmar Naga discriminatorily. The NSCN/GPRN would ensure that the opportunist and self-centered Naga politicians do not misuse the Naga issue as a magic wand beguiling the world for too long, it will have to come to an end no matter what. Issued by Col. Isak Sumi, Dy. Kilonser, MIP, GPRN

Talks definitely may take time


his writer in the matters of the much bearing impracticality in the current state of the anticipated talk for a solution between the center and the Nagas…has these words for closure from his viewpoint: the conclusion of the talk is bound to have an extensive duration considering there are multiple issues, areas and parties-bordering and hovering around the instantaneous glimpse of one of the longest protracted internation conflict. A fascination of spectacular phenomenon the interlude spawning exclusively closest affinity procured unwavering of disposition and a score and half a century has been disposed already. The talks will have to undergo various stages, of which the foremost step will require of the Nagas (inclusive of all parties) to concede upon a common understanding and approach the GoI to implicate the elements for the drafting. Like a writer recently stated, of how during the push for own interest among the individuals and groups, certain routes of exploration for solution may vanish into thin air-this would be regrettable and unfortunate; upon such event, on whomever’s part - although since Indo-Naga conflict still remain inconclusive - thus would lead to further routes of exploration; however the present exercises turned into obsolete would also be waste of time and energy every party has invested in thus far. The first step is the least of the problem, or rather intellectual stress the delegates will have to endure. The people have to keep ourselves intact with the concurrences of agreements the delegates of all parties, both in national and international community (Myanmar) will have to embark upon during the process. To update the people with the developments, the representative of the people of Nagaland would have to usurp the responsibility and accountability to furnish and present the materials [relevant to condition and circumstances], during timely intervals throughout the discourse of talks. To ensure the representative and

the discourse are accountable to the people en-masse, during the exposure of the developments, the public will have access to scrutinize and remark valid points either for instillation, rectification or proper clarification, on both sides. Being a concerned Naga and politically conscious-like most Naga and also people around the worldhave recently affirmed to the trend, the present pause of political developments pertaining to the Indo-Naga conflict should be facilitated by the state govt., to arrange the meeting of the parties by throwing a formal or informal invitation and accommodating the environment for the talks to pursue. Announcing formally the consolidation of the parties to engross over the threshold for the periods of talks to be deliberated upon, would be for the outmost interest of the public and all section, with relevance to the pressing issues on hand in all forms of our reality. It appears presently as though not much of exchange or premises, from the people of Nagaland’s viewpoint have been measured for perusal and deduction, to enclose towards the coherent inclination that nurtures and safeguard each party’s investment and valid proposals, leaving potential room for gaps to address the ignorance on this matter. A note to fathom about, where in the realm of dearth in application of productive interactive session by reception, does there exist a degree in discourse even, the futility is not comprehensive in illustration and being familiarized with. People need closure when hope is being fragmented and no effectual effort being procured. The point of views in the narrative this writer suggests are excerpts of methods prevalent in potential otherwise in relative spectrums where natural justice is instituted in social and political sensible realities… and follows. May we have closure and clarity amidst the political pollution that remains inconsistent and disoriented at this juncture in our trajectory of circumstances. T. Y. Tikhir, Dimapur

Second magnetic field surrounding our planet

tesla at satellite altitude, which is about 20,000 times weaker than Earth’s global magnetic field.” On a fundamental level, both fields are the result of a dynamo effect produced by charged particles being sloshed around in a fluid. The stronger magnetic field that tugs on our compass needle forms from the steady movement of molten rock deep under our feet. This field also leaves its signature in the alignment of particles embedded in Earth’s crust, a pattern that has also been analysed in detail by Swarm. In fact, the ESA also released the most detailed map to date of this mottled magnetic imprint at the meeting. But it was details of the ‘other’ dynamo that astonished the meeting’s audience. Ions dissolved in our

oceans’ waters also produce an incredibly weak field as they move about in currents and tides. The faint patterns created by movements such as the Gulf Stream are difficult to tease apart from the bold background of the stronger magnetic field. But the ebb and flow of the tides as they’re pulled by the orbiting Moon produces a clear pulse, one that makes those weak signals stand out. Launched in 2013, Swarm consists of three identical satellites, currently orbiting between 300 (186 miles) and 530 kilometres (330 miles) overhead, tasked with collecting data on our planet’s magnetic properties. “We have used Swarm to measure the magnetic signals of tides from the ocean surface to the seabed, which gives us a truly global picture of how the ocean flows at all depths - and this is new,”

says Olsen. Having multiple ways to study the movements of our ocean waters is serious business as we hone models describing the shifting patterns of heat energy around the globe. As water is capable of holding onto significant amounts of heat, predicting our planet’s ability to soak up excess warmth trapped by rising amounts of greenhouse gases relies on knowing precisely how tides and currents move in three dimensions. Knowing where all of that warm water is going deep, deep down could explain cycles of accelerating global warming. The new magneticocean map also has another important application. “In addition, because this tidal magnetic signal also induces a weak magnetic response deep under

the seabed, these results will be used to learn more about the electrical properties of Earth’s lithosphere and upper mantle,” says Olsen. Right now the moving magma swirling beneath the crust are studied using a mix of gravity measurements and seismology. Finding patterns in the push and pull between the two magnetic fields just might allow us to map these

currents of molten minerals even better. Since there’s so much we still don’t know about how our planet’s magnetism - such as why it happens to flip over every now and then - every new discovery might make a difference. The team’s results were presented at the 2018 European Geosciences Union meeting Mike Mcrae

Reader’s Post Sir,

Real work

Now that election is over and all that thanksgiving (which is a public holiday on November 4 in the USA and actually a harvest festival) is finally getting over, let us hope that real work for public and to God is started by our elected legislators. Keyirangbe Zeliang, Kher Mahal, Dimapur

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Nagaland Post, Dimapur SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018

Ambedkar gave hope to poorest sections of society: PM Modi

NEW DELHI, APR 14 (AGENCIES): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that B R Ambedkar had made provisions in the Constitution for the protection of the rights of backward classes as he appealed to the people not to join the Naxals for securing their rights. He asked the parents of those who had joined Naxalism to not hand over their children’s lives to the leaders who were keeping themselves safe while letting the locals die. Modi asserted that awakening among poor and backward sections about their rights and aspirations was due to Ambedkar and also attributed his own success to the Dalit icon and framer of the Constitution. “Son of a poor mother like me hails from a very backward section of the society and could become prime minister due to Babasaheb Ambedkar,” he said. After launching of the first phase of Ayushman Bharat scheme, the prime minister said his government was focusing on a new approach for the development of the poor. “Baba Sahab has given us the Constitution. He ensured protection of

Prime Minister Narender Modi during the inauguration of the Dr Ambedkar National Memorial in New Delhi on Friday.

your rights...It is the duty of the government to take care of your rights. You need not pick up weapons...ruin your lives,” he told a gathering. “I want to tell parents that their sons and daughters have chosen a path...But at least think about those who are leading them. None of them is local and they are not from among you. They have come from outside. “They keep themselves safe in jungles and keep your kids in the front and leave them to die. Why are you giving your children in their hands,” the prime minister said. The Prime Minister reassured said that the government was committed to protecting the rights of backward communities. It was committed to

working on the path of development and asked them to educate their children. The prime minister said the Gram Swaraj Yojana, which was launched today, would focus on welfare of the poor, Dalits, tribals, women and backward sections of the society. The prime minister congratulated the Bijapur district administration, which is among the most backward 115 districts in the country, for improving its development statistics in the last three months. “Even after 70 years of Independence, more than 100 districts have been left out of development. These districts, if encouraged, can be turned into models of development. Local administration, elected represen-

tatives and people of these districts should unitedly create their own development model,” he said. He added that the most backward districts are rich with abundant natural resources, which can further aid their development. Paying tributes to Ambedkar on his 127th birth anniversary, Modi said the Dalit icon was highly educated and could have easily led a lavish life in any developed country. “But he studied outside, came back to India and dedicated his life to welfare and uplift of Dalits. The aspirations and hope of people are associated with Ambedkar’s name,” he said. “It is because of Ambedkar that today Dalits have the realisation of their rights and aspirations to live a dignified life and the government is working to fulfil their wishes and aspirations,” he added. The prime minister, who inaugurated several development projects including a new rail line, Internet services, roads and bridges here, said the identity of Bastar, a Naxalite stronghold, was changing and in the future it would be known as an economic and transport hub.

BJP’s Kuldeep Singh Sengar sent to 7-day CBI custody Lu c k n ow / N e w Delhi, Apr 14 (AGENCIES/IANS): BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar was sent to seven-day CBI custody on Saturday after he was arrested over allegations of raping a teenager in Unnao last year. Additional chief judicial magistrate Sunil Kumar said starting Saturday evening, the police custody

will continue till 10am on April 21. Also, Sengar’s judicial custody has been approved till April 28. The police custody was approved under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act on charges of raping the 17-year old girl. Sengar is facing several charges under the Indian Penal Code, including sec-

tions 363 (kidnapping), 366 (kidnapping to compel a woman to marry), 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation). His lawyer, Satyendra Singh did not oppose the CBI’s application, saying, “We are willing to cooperate with the CBI in the investigation.” When Sengar arrived in court, he claimed he was innocent

and that he had faith in the judiciary and God. He was questioned for 15 hours following his detention on Friday. A senior CBI official said the MLA from Bangarmau in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district was taken from a house in Lucknow’s Indira Nagar area to the agency’s office in Hazratganj around 4 am on Saturday.


Naidu to observe CM Rio calls for state-wide mass social work on April 21 p-1) of line departments and technical agenfast over special (FromEarlier, the opening remarks were cies responsible for maintenance of public by chief secretary Temjen Toy. utilities. The meeting ended with a note status to Andhra delivered A presentation was made by home com- from the chief minister to be prepared and

Amaravati, Apr 14 (IANS): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will observe a day-long fast on April 20 to protest the Narendra Modiled Central government’s refusal to grant special category status to the state. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President will be staging the protest on his 68th birthday to pressurise the Central government to fulfill all commitments made at the time of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in 2014. His announcement on Saturday came close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s daylong huger strike on April 12 to protest disruption of Parliament. “Is it not the central government which is responsible for Parliament not functioning smoothly,” asked Naidu. The second half of the budget session was washed out due to protest by various parties including the TDP, which sought to move no-confidence motion against the government after pulling out of BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Naidu’s decision to sit on fast came amid ongoing protest by various political parties in the state against the Centre for not fulfilling its promises. At a meeting in Guntur district on Saturday, Naidu said there would be no compromise on the state’s rights. He also announced that a massive public meeting would be organized at Tirupati on April 30 with the slogan “save the state from betrayal and conspiracy”, recalling that it was in the same temple that four years ago, Modi, as the Prime Ministerial candidate, had promised special status but did not fulfill it after coming to power.

missioner Abhishek Singh, the review of last year pre-monsoon preparedness meeting and the agenda for the meeting. The meeting was attended by AHoDS/HoDs

alert during this coming monsoon by all the technical departments responsible for management of emergencies to save lives and properties.

Power dept launches customer care centre at Dmu

(From p-1)

He said CCC, one of the modules under R-ARDRP 17 modules, was a centralized computerized system with single window operation equipped with latest technology and trained Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) to receive complaints online through telephone, IVR system, email and fax/letters. Er. Yiese said CCC would relieve the customer from the inconvenience of visiting or contacting different util-

ity offices. He said power consumers could now dial toll free number 1912 (Pan India Electricity Compliant) which would be made available 24x7 to lodge their grievances. Er. Yiese explained that when consumer(s) contact CCC, the CSRs, who can speak multi-lingual (English, Hindi, Nagamese), would register the grievances and forward to respective SDOs or JEs who would then take necessary measures to resolve

it. He said customers can contact CCC for grievances such as no supply, billing complaints, fire and shock complaints, all other queries and assistance etc. Earlier, chief engineer (D&R), department of power, Er. Khose Sale, chaired the programme and also delivered the welcome address while vote of thanks was proposed by superintending engineer, Er. Moa Aier. Invocation was delivered by NCRC general secretary, Rev. Vangpong Phom.

KVC reacts to NPF charges on fund allocation (From p-1) In the light of NPF press bureau statement, the KVC also expressed wonder what wrong has the responsible officer committed by trying to develop his village which that remained a neglected village for long. “The council further wonders whether the concern officer has embezzled any amount when funds or even the work orders are yet to be released so as to let the NPF alleged ‘nepotism and corruption’ or question the integrity of the said officer,” KVC said. Meanwhile, KVC has also appealed to all political parties not to politicise the matter, but allow the VDB Kuda village to utilise the fund as and when the same was released for the sake of development, which would be in the interest of all concern.

No one has power to end reservation: Nitish New Delhi, Apr14 (IANS): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that no one has enough power to end reservation for Dalits and backward classes in education and government jobs. “No one on the earth has enough power to end reservation,” Nitish Kumar, who is also the Janata Dal-United President, said at a function to mark birth anniversary of the Indian Constitution’s prime architect and Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar, organised by his party here. He said that he did not know

who is saying something or thinking on reservation, but all should understand that no one can play with reservation. “We are influenced by thoughts of Ambedkar and have been trying to spread it among people to fulfill his dream,” he said. Nitish Kumar has reiterated

that he will not compromise with crime,corruption and communalism. “I have never worried about power but have always worried about people. I don’t care whether I am in power or not, but I never compromise with my fundamental principles,” he said.


Funeral service of Phoukhrietuoü Neinuo wife of Dr. R. Rose will be held at 1 p.m. on April 15, 2018 at the family residence, Billy Graham Road, Kohima.

“Is it respect if you try to amend the legacy of Babasaheb Ambedkar? They have no moral right to raise a finger against Congress,” she said. Shelja said the Modi government had reduced budget allocation for schemes related to welfare of the Scheduled Castes and “whooping decrease” in number of jobs for them. “Is it their (BJP) commitment?...In no way are they standing with the weaker section of the society,” she said, adding that inci-

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New Delhi, Apr 14 (IANS): President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said that the country should get free from casteism which disturbs the country’s social harmony, which is essential not only for economic development but for all kinds of happiness and peace. “We have to get rid of casteism as it breaks the social harmony of the country,” the President said at the launch of book “Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar: Vyakti Nahin Sankalp” at Rashtrapati Bhawan here. The book was released by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. Targeting politics of selfishness over its harmful trend of creating battlefields in the society, he said that people must work on the mindset of “don’t break but integrate the relations”. Expressing his happiness that that Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary was commemorated at the United Nations in 2016, the President said that Ambedkar, like Martin Luther King Junior, is an inspiring figure for all humanity. “There is need to do justice to his legacy,” he said.

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ished the sub-plan for SC/ STs, have talked of ending reservation and amendment to the Constitution which was framed by Ambedkar,” Selja said while addressing a press conference on Ambedkar Jayanti. “They are simply paying lip service (to Ambedkar), as the prime minister is prone to -- time and again. (It) does not take away the fact that they are trying to erode the legacy of Babasaheb Ambedkar,” she said. Shelja said the Con-


NEW DELHI, APR 14 (AGENCIES): The Congress on Saturday accused the BJP of ‘eroding’ the legacy of Babasaheb Ambedkar and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was merely paying him lip service as his party and the RSS have an ‘anti-dalit mindset’. Congress leader Selja also charged the prime minister with doing politics over the legacy of the Dalit icon. “The BJP and RSS have an ‘anti-Dalit’ mindset as their government has abol-


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New Delhi, Apr 14 (IANS): The United States has included India in “the monitoring list” of its “major trading partners that merit close attention to their currency practices and macroeconomic policies”. The list is a part of the semi-annual report on “Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States” prepared by the US Department of Treasury for the US Congress. The report, which was submitted to the US Congress on April 13, included the list which comprised of China, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Switzerland, and India. “The Treasury De-

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Last month, the Reliance Jio board had approved raising of around Rs 200 billion (Rs 20,000 crore) in debt. The company has invested over Rs 2 trillion (Rs 2 lakh crore) in the mobile business, which has garnered over 168 million customers. The Mukesh Ambani firm has also signed agreement to buy mobile business assets of Reliance Communications -- the company led by his younger brother Anil Ambani -- for around Rs 250 billion (Rs 25,000 crore). The 4G mobile service provider RJIL said that the network of the company is future ready and can be easily upgraded to support even more data, as technologies advance on to 5G,

ously to ensure that trade is free, fair, and reciprocal so American workers and companies can compete and succeed globally,” said US Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “We will continue to monitor and combat unfair currency practices, while encouraging policies and reforms to address large trade imbalances.” Accordingly, once listed, the concerned country would remain on it for at least two consecutive report cycles which is submitted to the US Congress “to help ensure that any improvement in performance versus the criteria is durable and is not due to temporary factors”. On India, the report said that the country increased its purchases of foreign exchange over the first three quarters of 2017. “Despite a sharp drop-off in purchases in the fourth quarter, net annual purchases of foreign exchange reached $56 billion in 2017, equivalent to 2.2 percent of GDP (Gross Domestic Product),” the report said.

ers (ISPs) from making any discrimination in the traffic flow while providing web access by either blocking or throttling some apps, websites and services, or by offering ‘fast lanes’ to others. Trai, which had barred discrimination in Net access through differential pricing in February 2016, wants to “regulate the manner in which the current licensing requirement of unrestricted access to all content on the Internet is implemented and enforced”, during pendency of a decision on its recommendations by the government. If the proposals are accepted, ISPs will not be able to block or throttle any web traffic, be it on computers, laptops or mobile phones, or offer fast lanes for content providers who pay for the privilege. Telecom operators are eagerly looking forward to allocation of spectrum in the E and V bands which will help them expedite network roll out and save cost of laying optical fibre for short distance mobile tower-to-tower data transmission. Data through E (71-76 Gigahertz frequency and 81-86 Ghz) and V (5764 Ghz frequency range) band can be transmitted with speed of around 1,000



6G, and beyond. “Jio will bring transformational changes in the Indian digital services space to enable the vision of Digital India for 1.2 billion Indians and propel India into global leadership in digital economy,” the statement said. US adds India in currency monitoring list along with China New Delhi, Apr 14 (IANS): The United States has included India in “the monitoring list” of its “major trading partners that merit close attention to their currency practices and macroeconomic policies”. The list is a part of the semi-annual report on “Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States” prepared by the US Department of Treasury for the US Congress. The report, which was submitted to the US Congress on April 13, included the list which comprised of China, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Switzerland, and India. “The Treasury Department is working vigor-

New Delhi, Apr 14 (PTI): The Telecom Commission is scheduled to meet on May 1 and likely to discuss in-flight connectivity, net-neutrality and method for allocating spectrum bands, E and V, which are capable of transmitting data at 1000 megabit per second. “It is on May 1,” Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan confirmed the meeting of the apex body of the DoT to reporters on sidelines of India Mobile Congress curtain raiser event. She did not share details of the issues which will be discussed at the meeting. An official at the Department of Telecom (DoT) indicated however that a panel’s report on in-flight connectivity, net neutrality and allocation of spectrum in E and V bands are in advance stages of completion which may be taken up by the panel. The in-flight connectivity, if approved by the commission, will pave the way for mobile call and data services during domestic airtravel to flight passengers. On the controversial issue of net neutrality, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has already suggested prohibiting internet service provid-


New Delhi, Apr 14 (PTI): Telecom operator Reliance Jio has signed an agreement to raise about Rs 32.5 billion (Rs 3,250 crore) as samurai term loan from Japan-based banks. “Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited has signed an approximately JPY 53.5 billion samurai term loan with 7 year bullet maturity. The facility is guaranteed by Reliance Industries Limited and will be used for funding RJIL’s ongoing capital expenditure,” RJIL said in a late night statement on Friday. At an exchange rate of 60 paise per Japanese yen, the loan value comes to around Rs 32.48 billion (Rs 3,248 crore). This deal represents the largest samurai loan (low interest loans from Japanese investors) for an Asian corporate, the statement said. “The facility has been fully underwritten by Mizuho Bank, Ltd, MUFG Bank, Ltd and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Singapore Branch and will be shortly launched into syndication,” RJIL

New Delhi, Apr 14 (PTI): Gold regained its sheen by bouncing Rs 300 to Rs 32,100 per ten grams at the bullion market today largely due to a firm trend overseas as tensions in the Middle East rose amid fresh buying by local jewellers. Silver also rebounded by Rs 250 to Rs 40,000 per kg largely on the back of increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers. Marketmen said, a firming trend overseas as tensions in the Middle East raised demand for the precious metals as a safe haven, pick-up in buying activity by local jewellers to meet retailers’ demand at the domestic spot market, mainly led to a rise in gold prices. Globally, gold rose 0.83 per cent to USD 1,345.40 an ounce and silver went up 1.22 per cent to USD 16.63 an ounce in New York in yesterday’s trade. In the national capital, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purity surged by Rs 300 each to Rs 32,100 and Rs 31,950 per ten grams, respectively. The precious metal had lost Rs 350 yesterday. Sovereign also edged up by Rs 100 to Rs 24,900 per piece of eight grams.

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‘Mission accomplished’ on ‘perfectly executed’ Syria strike: Trump

WASHINGTON/ UNITED NATIONS/DAMASCUS, APR 14 (AGENCIES): U.S. President Donald Trump on Twitter praised Western air strikes against the Syrian government on Saturday as “perfectly executed”, and added “Mission Accomplished”. “A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!” Trump said in a Twitter post. Trump’s message echoed the words of a banner that hung behind former President George W. Bush when he gave a speech in 2003 from the USS Abraham Lincoln, during the Iraq War. That visual dogged Bush’s presidency as the war dragged out, with worsening American casualties, for the remainder of his two terms in office.

ian missile interceptors, he suggested, might have hit civilian targets. “When you shoot iron into the sky without guidance, it will inevitably fall to earth,” McKenzie told reporters. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White warned that Russia was actively attempting to sow confusion about the attack. “The Russian disinformation campaign has already begun. There has been a 2,000 percent increase in

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the damage of the Syrian Scientific Research Center in Barzeh, near Damascus April 14, 2018.

directions involving not just U.S., British and French aircraft but also U.S. naval destroyers, a cruiser and French frigate and even a U.S. submarine. The Syrian air defenses not only missed the incoming missiles but they kept firing even after the last U.S., British and French strikes were complete. Some of those more than 40 Syr-

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Syria’s chemical weapons program, in a multi-pronged attack from the air and sea alongside British and French allies, reports Reuters. Although the operation was secretly unfolding for hours before the first impact, it only took minutes from the first to the last detonation from 105 precision-guided missile strikes on three Syrian chemical weapons tar-

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CAIRO, APR 14 (IANS): At least eight Egyptian soldiers were killed and 15 others wounded in a terror attack on a military camp in central Sinai, the military said on Saturday. “A group of 14 militants, four of them wearing explosive belts, attempted to break into one of the armed forces camps in central Sinai before the sunrise,” military spokesman Tamer al-Refaay said in a statement.

infrastructure was still left, “I think we’ve dealt them a severe blow,” McKenzie said, adding it would set the program back for years. Despite severely damaging the infrastructure with the strikes, McKenzie said the Pentagon would not rule out that the Assad government still had capability to use such weapons again.

all states on Saturday “to show restraint in these dangerous circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate matters and worsen the suffering of the Syrian people.” He said international investigators were in Syria and ready to visit the site of a suspected deadly chemical weapons attack Douma, which promptUN chief urges restraint in ed military action by the UN Secretary-Gener- United States, France and al Antonio Guterres urged Britain.

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gets, officials said. Marine Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie, director of the Joint Staff, rejected assertions from Russia and Syria that scores of the Western missiles were shot down. He said Russian air defenses did not fire, while Syrian air defenses were completely ineffective against an attack from multiple

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Russian trolls in the last 24 hours,” White said. The prime target of the operation was the Barza Research and Development Center in the greater Damascus area, which McKenzie noted was “one of the most heavily defended aerospace areas in the world.” Barza took the brunt of the fire, with 57 Tomahawk cruise missiles and 19 Joint Air to Surface Stand-off missiles. Though some of Syria’s chemical weapons

In the confrontation, the security forces foiled the attack by killing all the terrorists, Xinhua news agency reported citing the statement. Earlier in the day, the Egyptian armed forces announced 27 militants were killed and 114 others arrested in the latest raids in Sinai Peninsula as part of the country’s anti-terror military operation “Sinai 2018”.

More than 190 militants and at least 22 soldiers had been killed in the massive operation launched on February 9. Attacks are rarely carried out in central Sinai. Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has been the centre of terrorist attacks that have killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers following the military ouster of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

RIO DE JANEIRO, APR 14 (IANS): Uber on Friday apologised to its 156,000 users in Brazil, whose personal information was leaked in a major data breach in 2016. In an email to the users, the ride-sharing company admitted that their names, emails and cellphone numbers had been seized by hackers in the incident, Xinhua news agency reported. However, it added that the specialists hired to investigate the data breach had found no evidence that records of journeys, credit card numbers, bank accounts or birth dates had been seized. It also said it had not found any fraud or illicit use of the data. Uber was accused of having paid the hackers to hide the lapse for over a year. The company paid hackers $100,000 to destroy the stolen data of 57 million users worldwide.

Hundreds of Syrians gathered at landmark squares in the Syrian capital Saturday, honking their car horns, flashing victory signs and waving Syrian flags in scenes of defiance that followed unprecedented joint airstrikes by the United States, France and Britain. A few hours earlier, before sunrise, loud explosions jolted Damascus and the sky turned orange as Syrian air defense units fired surface-to-air missiles in response to three waves of military strikes meant to punish President Bashar Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons. Associated Press reporters saw smoke rising from east Damascus and what appeared to be a fire light up the sky. From a distance, U.S. missiles hitting suburbs of the capital sounded like thunder. Shortly after the

one-hour attack ended, vehicles with loudspeakers roamed the streets of Damascus blaring nationalist songs. “Good souls will not be humiliated,” Syria’s presidency tweeted after the airstrikes began. Immediately after the attack, hundreds of residents began gathering in the landmark Omayyad square of the Syrian capital. Many waved Syrian, Russian and Iranian flags. Some clapped their hands and danced, other drove in convoys, honking their horns in defiance. “We are your men, Bashar,” they shouted. Syrian state TV broadcast live from the square where a large crowd of civilians mixed with men in uniforms, including an actor, lawmakers and other figures. “Good morning steadfastness,” one broadcaster said. U.S. President

Donald Trump announced Friday night that the three allies had launched military strikes to punish Syrian Assad for alleged chemical weapons use and to prevent him from doing it again. Trump said Washington is prepared to “sustain” pressure on Assad until he ends what the president called a criminal pattern of killing his own people with internationally banned chemical weapons. The Syrian government has repeatedly denied any use of banned weapons. A fact-finding team of inspectors from the international chemical weapons watchdog was in Damascus and had been expected to head to the town of Douma on Saturday, scene of the suspected chemical weapons attack that killed more than 40 people.

Guterres wants justice over Kathua child rapists

UNITED NATIONS, APR 14 (IANS): UN SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres wants Indian authorities to ensure that the perpetrators of the “horrific” gang rape and murder of an eight-yearold girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua be brought to justice. His Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reAntonio Guterres porters on Friday that he has seen reports about the Bakerwal community girl. “horrific case” of the abuse “We very much hope and murder of the nomadic that the authorities will

bring the perpetrators to justice so they can be held accountable for the murder of this young girl,” he said. The minor was allegedly kidnapped on January 10, and taken to a temple in Kathua, drugged and gang raped over days and finally killed to scare the nomadic Muslim community out of the village. Her body was found dumped in a forest near Rasana village seven days later. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday

condemned the rape and gave an assurance that justice would be done. Eight people, including four police personnel -- a head constable, a subinspector and two special police officers -- have been arrested in the case and charges filed against seven of them. Some lawyers and others tried to block the filing of the charges and meetings were held in support of those arrested in connection with the case.

JOHANNESBURG, APR 14 (IANS): An Indian-origin family of five, including three children, has been killed in South Africa after their house was allegedly petrol-bombed by an unknown arsonist, police said. Aziz Manjra, 45, who had been living in South Africa for the past 25 years, his South African wife Gori Bibi and their three children -- Muhammad Rizwan, 10, Mairoonisa, 14, and Zubina, 18 -- were found dead in their Pietermaritzburg home on Thursday morning, the South African media reported. A source close to the investigation told Independent Online that police, who gained entry to the house by breaking burglar guards on a window, had found a bottle containing petrol in the house. The family had moved into the doublestorey house on Larch Road, Willowton, less than two weeks ago. The older victims suffered severe burn wounds while the children, who were sleeping upstairs, died of smoke inhalation, police said. A neighbour, who did not want to be named, said that Manjra and his wife were working at a local wholesaler. K Y M C


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Temjen Imna lauds AoK on its 3rd anniversary

(L-R) Minister, Higher & Technical Education, Government of Nagaland, Temjen Imna Along Longkumer delivering his speech. DMC administrator Moa Sangtam releasing the music video. (NP)


reat things are achieved by small acts of kindness and it is time we all start contributing to the society through such acts, said Minister, Higher & Technical Education, Government of Nagaland. He was speaking as the chief guest at the 3rd anniversary-cum-poetry book and music video release of Act of Kindness (AoK) here on Saturday at the Don Bosco Institute of development and learning (DBIdl), Don Bosco Hr. Sec School campus, Dimapur. While releasing the poetry book Imna congratu-

lated AoK for being able to allow a new beginning among Nagas, Imna called upon the people to not only be confined only in social media and stay engaged in the state political affairs, but come out and appreciate these kind of real works and random act of kindness in villages, towns and cities, not afraid to do the right things. He also called upon the people to stopped all negativities and selfish mindset, but wake up from slumber and perform act of kindness towards neighbours, people, enemies, non locals living in the city, respecting each

other by trying to help each other in a little way. He said that ‘Act of Kindness’ is what was needed to be done, should be done, steps should be taken and voices needs to be raised for these random acts of kindness. He also challenged the gathering to put a new ordinary life, dreams and work for others, plan and

achieve for others, empowering the less empowering people, doing greater things to the people who are lesser than us. ‘Great things are achieved by small act first’ he added. While releasing a three minute long music video “Best of Me” by Imsu Manen supported by AOK, Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) administrator, Moa Sangtam said that music inspires Nagas and are fortunate to be gifted with talents as most Nagas can sing. He also said that the only thing we lack is promoting local artistes. He urged the minister to continue with his good work in bringing changes in the state.During the programme, a short video on the activities of the AoK from 2015 to 2018 was also screened. (Staff Reporter)

Hema Malini angered by Kathua rape


eteran actress and politician Hema Malini says there should be a strong support from media and a national uprising to bring justice for the 8-year-old girl who was gang-raped and killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district. Hema took to the social media on Saturday to express her concern. “There should be a national uprising with strong support from the media, against these animals who don’t spare even babies and toddlers. I agree with Manekaji (Gandhi) that death penalty should be instantaneous once proven guilty and there should be no bail or pardon, juveniles included, for all rapes,” she tweeted. (IANS)

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Cardi B breaks Taylor Swift’s Apple Music record


ardi B has broken an Apple Music streaming record previously held by Taylor Swift. The Bronx rapper released her debut album ‘Invasion Of Privacy’ last week (April 6). In a four-star review of Cardi’s album, NME‘s Nick Levine wrote: “From stripper to chart-topper via reality TV stardom, Cardi B‘s story is enthralling and she knows it. “This some real-life fairytale Binderella shit,” she informs us on ‘Best Life’. It would be impossible to divorce her story from this debut album, because in a way, the story is the album. The Bronx rapper’s incredible ascent fuels every fabulously braggadocious bar.” Having beaten Swift to

score her first US number one with ‘Bodak Yellow’ last September, Cardi has now broken Swift’s Apple Music record for the moststreamed album by a female artist in its first week. ‘Invasion Of Privacy’ has been streamed 100 million times worldwide in the week following its release, more than doubling Swift’s previous record. However, it’s worth noting that Swift’s album ‘Reputation’ wasn’t

available on Apple Music until three weeks after it initially came out. Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj has said she was “really hurt” by an interview Cardi B gave about her. “It really hurt me cos she looked so aggravated and angry,” Minaj said. “I felt ambushed.” Cardi B recently denied ever having beef with Minaj, saying that fans on the internet made the whole thing up.



With honour, we Kirha Panchayat Viswema salute and congratulate our leader Er. Krosü Rhetso, on being promoted to Engineer-in Chief, Nagaland PWD, Nagaland : Kohima The Kirha Panchayat Viswema prays to Almighty God to bless him and also wishes him success throughout his endeavour and leadership. Chairman Secretary Kirha Panchayat Kirha Panchayat

Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary

Dear Daddy and Mummy, You are not just celebrating the anniversary of your long marriage, but the anniversary of all the hopes and dreams that you saw together. Congratulations


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Rising SC clinch women’s football C’ship

box led Ngoubi Devi to shoot wide of goal. Undeterred by the early pressure, ESU staged attacks of their own and in the 13th minute Roja Devi found the back of the net from outside the box as her shot left the opposition goalkeeper wrong footed. In the 19th minute, Mandakini Devi’s attempt from a tight angle inside the box hit the side-netting as ESU pressed to double their lead. Supriya Routray had a chance to equalise proceedings for Rising Students Club in the 40th

Injured Neymar eyeing early return for PSG Rio de Janeiro, Apr 14 (IANS): Paris SaintGermain (PSG) forward Neymar has said he will be back playing “in a bit more than a month” as he recovers from foot surgery. The 26-year-old Brazilian has been sidelined since late February, when he cracked the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. He underwent surgery on March 3 in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte. Brazil’s national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said at the time of the operation that Neymar’s recovery could take up to three months. That prognosis appeared to cast doubt over whether Neymar would be fit in time for the World Cup in Russia, which begins on June 14. But the former Santos prodigy indicated on Friday he could be available for Paris Saint-German’s final matches of the season in May, Xinhua news agency reported.


“There is still a month to go, a bit more than a month,” Neymar told TV Globo. “I’m progressing well and consolidating well.” PSG manager Unai Emery said earlier on Friday that Neymar was “close to returning”. “His recent medical test went well and everything looks fine. He has progressed normally -- he is close,” the Spaniard told a news conference.

minute after a corner kick found her free of any marking player, but her shot went wide of the goal. The half-time scoreline read 1-0 in favour of ESU at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Changing over, ESU hunted to double their lead while Rising Students Club played on counter-attacks. The constant pressure from ESU led Rising Students Club to commit bodies into defence. In the 51st minute, Roja Devi connected on

Man City dominates PFA awards shortlists Lo n d o n, A p r 1 4 (Agencies): Manchester City have three players on the six-man shortlist for the Professional Footballers’ Association Players’ Player of the Year. Midfielders David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne, and winger Leroy Sane represent the Premier League leaders on the list. Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who have scored 29 and 25 league goals respectively, are also nominated. Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea completes the shortlist. Kane, 24, is also up for the PFA Young Player of the Year award. Among his rivals for that prize is 17-year-old Fulham leftback Ryan Sessegnon, who made his debut for England Under-21s against Ukraine last month. The six-man young players’ list also contains three City players, with 22-year-old Germany international Sane nominated alongside England forward Raheem Sterling, 23, and Brazil goalkeeper Ederson Moraes, 24.

a cross from the flank but her shot from inside the box went way wide of the goal, as ESU showed their intent. The defensive line of ESU mopped up any Rising Students Club attacks that cropped up with ease, while the midfield held onto possession of the ball. Much against the run of play in the Rising Students Club were awarded a penalty in the 71st minute after a foul inside the box and Sanju slotted the ball home from the spot to level

proceedings as the scoreline read 1-1. The full-time scoreline read the same as the match proceeded into extra time. In the 94th minute, the Rising Students’ defence line blocked Roja Devi’s shot from inside the box and two minutes later, Mandakini Devi’s freekick was saved by the opposing custodian. In the 105th minute, Roja Devi’s shot went inches wide the goal as she attempted to shoot from outside of the box. ESU pressed for the decisive goal but failed to find the net and after 120 minutes of play the scoreline still read 1-1 as the match proceeded to penalties where Rising Students Club eventually won 5-4. Meanwhile, Rising Students Club were awarded Rs 10 lakhs for being crowned champions of, while ESU were awarded Rs 5 lakhs for being runners-up. For finishing top scorer with 12 goals, Bala Devi was awarded Rs 1 lakh, while Panthoi Chanu was awarded Rs 1 lakh for bagging the ‘Best Goalkeeper Award’. The ‘Most Valuable Player’ was awarded to Prameshwori Devi with Rs 1.25 lakh and Dangmei Grace won Rs 75,000 for bagging the ‘Emerging Player Award’.

Vettel on police in China as Hamilton struggles L o n d o n, A p r 1 4 (Agencies): Sebastian Vettel snatched a last-gasp Chinese Grand Prix pole position from Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen as Lewis Hamilton struggled. Raikkonen was the quicker Ferrari going into the final runs but a scrappy final sector and a superb one from Vettel gave the German pole by 0.087 seconds. Mercedes lacked performance - Hamilton was 0.58secs off pole and fourth behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton must now try to stop Vettel gaining more ground in the title race. Raikkonen had looked set for his first pole position since Monaco last year. The Finn was 0.161secs ahead of Vettel on the first runs in the final session of qualifying, and set fastest sector times in both the first two parts of the lap. But he failed to improve in the last few corners, and that gave Vettel the opportunity to steal pole and put himself in a

strong position for a third consecutive race win that would give him a stranglehold on the championship battle. Hamilton warned on arrival in China that Ferrari would be hard to beat, saying they had an engine power advantage that could prove difficult to overturn on the track with the longest straight in F1. Vettel was indeed fastest through two of the three speed traps, but it was in the corners where Mercedes were found lacking. Bottas admitted Mercedes simply could not find the grip Ferrari did, and the silver cars appeared to be struggling to generate the correct tyre temperatures in the cool conditions in Shanghai. They will be hoping the warmer conditions predicted for the race, in addition to the fact the ultra-soft tyres used in qualifying will likely not be seen - because all four top cars will start on the ‘soft’ after using them to set their fastest times in Q2, could turn the race towards them.

Giroud leads Chelsea fightback in 3-2 win at Southampton

Olivier Giroud, who came off the bench to replace Alvaro Morata, helped Chelsea come back from 2-0 down to win.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND, Apr 14 (Agencies): Chelsea scored three goals in eight minutes, including two from substitute Olivier Giroud, in a stirring second-half comeback from 2-0 down to beat relegation-threatened Southampton 3-2 in the English Premier League on Saturday. The victory kept alive fifth-place Chelsea’s slim hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League, with seven points now separating Chelsea from Tottenham and Liverpool above them. After goals from Dusan Tadic and Jan Bednarek put Southampton 2-0 ahead by the 60th minute, Giroud headed in Marcos Alonso’s cross to start the fightback in the 70th — nine minutes after coming on for the ineffective Alvaro Morata. Eden Hazard slammed in a finish from close range in the 75th, and Giroud met a weak headed clear-

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ance with a driven half-volley into the bottom corner in the 78th. They were the first goals for Chelsea in the Premier League for Giroud, who gained a reputation as a so-called “supersub” in his time at Arsenal before moving to Stamford Bridge in January. Southampton stayed in the relegation zone with five games left, and manager Mark Hughes was aggrieved that Alonso avoided punishment for a studs-up challenge on Shane Long in the first half. A retrospective ban could rule Alonso out of a rematch between the teams in the FA Cup semifinals on April 22. “Thankfully he’s just about OK, but he’s been raked down the calf,” Hughes said. “Chelsea down to 10 men, it could have put a different complexion on things.” Chelsea manager Antonio Conte refused to comment on Alonso avoid-


ing any punishment for the tackle, but praised his players for shaking off a woeful first-half showing at St. Mary’s. “I was very angry from our first half,” Conte said. “In the second half, we showed great character, great determination and desire to win the game. We showed the right fire in our eyes.” Antonio Rudiger was omitted from Chelsea’s match-day squad, having recently criticized the team for failing to dominate possession. Conte insisted the defender was neither injured nor left out due to any kind of row. Asked why Rudiger had not featured at Southampton, Conte said: “It was a tactical decision.”

RESULTS Burnley 2-1 Leicester Crystal Palace 3-2 Brighton Huddersfield 1-0 Watford Swansea 1-1 Everton



Agra, Apr 14 (IANS): The prestigious Agra Taj Organised by : Bengali Youth Generation Car Rally was flagged off From 19th April to 22nd April on Friday evening from Venue : DDSC Stadium | Time : 4.30 PM Hotel Clark Shiraz here. C ove r i n g i t s f i r s t 6 Over 7 Players Each Side “night” leg -- 60 km, the Joining Fee 5000/rallyists reached the army’s Champion : Cash ` 25000/- with Trophy Jeet stadium. Runner-up : Cash `15000/- with Trophy he president of the Motor Sports Club of SUDDEN DEMISE Agra, Rajiv Gupta, told IANS 74 teams, with 200 We the bereaved family of members joined the event Late Raj Kumar Chetri of on Friday, including six teams from the army, five Upper Chandmari, Kohima from Indian Oil, and six would like to inform you all all-women teams. about his sudden demise on 5th Teams have come from April 2018. The SHARADA Dubai, Delhi, Chandigarh, Indore, Chennai, Ahmeda- ceremony would be held on bad, Kolkata, Harvijay 17th April 2018 (Tuesday) at Bahia, patron of the club, run started last April when and a formula car racer in his residence. Luis Enrique’s side beat the extreme category told Loving wife, daughter, son-in-law, grand daughter Real Sociedad 3-2 having IANS. & relatives. lost the week before against K-1037 Malaga. B a r c a we n t o n t o end the season with seven straight wins, narrowly "A good name is better than fine perfume, missing out on the title to and the day of death better than the day of birth". -Ecclesiastes 7:1 Madrid before Valverde reWe the family members of Late placed Luis Enrique in the summer. Under Valverde, M. CHEMRISE SANGTAM wish Barca are yet to taste defeat to express our heartfelt thanks and in 32 league matches and appreciations to : are now just six games away from becoming the first ever - Tsadang Suro Union, Dimapur. La Liga side to go through a - Tetso College, Dimapur. whole campaign unbeaten. - Sangtam Baptist Church, Dimapur However, while a seventh league title in 10 years - Kidding Baptist Church. now looks a formality, they - United Colony, Nagarjan still have some work to do if - USBLA Mission Centre, Yangli. they want to end the season unbeaten. A very sincere thank you to all They travel to Celta relatives, friends, well wishers and Vigo on Tuesday, where neighbours for your words of comfort they lost 4-3 and 4-1 in each and consolation, prayers, wreaths, of the last two seasons. 15.09.1972 – 25.03.2018 Barca also still have to play visits, contributions, messages of Deportivo La Coruna, Vilcondolence and words of encouragement. Your immense support and larreal, Levante and Real prayers has helped us through this difficult time of loss and grief. It has Sociedad. meant so much to our family. We thank you from the depth of our hearts. Valverde’s side also still have to play Real Madrid May the good Lord continue to bless you all. again, too, with Zinedine Loving mother, brothers, sisters, nephew, niece & family members. Zidane’s team due at Camp DP-2936 Nou on May 6.


Rising Students Club the champions of the Hero Indian Womens League (IWL) football tournament.

Shillong, Apr 14 (IANS): Rising Students Club were crowned champions of the second edition of the Hero Indian Womens League (IWL) football tournament as they defeated defending champions Eastern Sporting Union (ESU) 5-4 on penalties after the full-time scoreline read 1-1 here on Saturday. Rising Students Club of Cuttack started the match on an attacking note and in the 3rd minute a scramble from inside the



Nagaland Post, Dimapur SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018

Barca beat Valencia to set new La Liga record Lo n d o n, A p r 1 4 (Agencies): Barcelona broke a 38-year-old La Liga record on Saturday as they extended their unbeaten streak in Spain’s top flight to 39 games by beating Valencia 2-1 at the Camp Nou. Luis Suarez opened the scoring with 15 minutes on the clock before Samuel Umtiti doubled the lead early in the second half as Barca bounced back from their Champions League exit at the hands of Roma. Uruguay forward Suarez met Philippe Coutinho’s flicked ball behind the defence with a sharp finish for his 23rd league goal of the season. Coutinho was again the provider when his 51stminute corner was headed home at the near post by Umtiti. Daniel Parejo pulled a goal for the visitors from the penalty spot in the closing moments, but that couldn’t stop Barca sealing a win that stretches their lead over Atletico Madrid at the top of the table to 14 points. As a result, Barca set a new league high for consecutive games without defeat, K Y M C


Coutinho produced a splendid display as he set up both of Barcelona’s goals and also played some slick passes

breaking a record which had been held by Real Sociedad since 1980. La Real’s run, spread over two seasons, was ended by Sevilla on the penultimate day of the 1979-80 campaign and ultimately cost them the league title to Real Madrid. Barca’s previous best unbeaten run in La Liga was 31 games, set

when Pep Guardiola was the coach in the 2010-11 season. Madrid’s longest-ever streak, meanwhile, was also 31 matches. Coached by Leo Beenhakker at the time, Los Blancos set their personal best in 1989. Valverde will hope the record can go some way to healing the wounds picked

up on Tuesday when Barca threw away a three-goal first leg lead as they crashed out of the Champions League to Roma. The Catalan side are still on track to win a domestic double, though, as they sit top of La Liga and face Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final next weekend. Their current unbeaten




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CWG day 10: India continues medal rush, wins 8 gold

Mary Kom

Neeraj Chopra

Vinesh Phogat


Gaurav Solanki

Sanjeev Rajput

Vikas Krishan

Manika Batra

Gold Coast, Apr 14 (PTI): From the boxing ring to the shooting range to the athletics arena, it was India shining on the penultimate day of the 21st Commonwealth Games where the country claimed its biggest single-day haul of the ongoing edition, ensnaring eight gold medals across five disciplines. The boxers picked up three, the shooters added one, the wrestlers claimed a couple, while the paddlers and the track-and-field

contingent picked up one each on a truly golden day for the country, which also yielded five silver and one bronze medal. The country held on to the third position in the overall medal tally with 59 medals -- 25 gold, 16 silver and 18 bronze medals. It all started at the shooting ranges in Brisbane, where Sanjeev Rajput shattered the Games’ qualifying record before finishing on top in the 50m rifle 3 position final.

“I would say it was a weak final for me because I have been shooting 458 plus all the time, but this time it was weak in the kneeling position and I had to cover it somehow in the prone but, still again, not so good in the standing,” said the shooter, not particularly satisfied with his effort but one which was enough to get him his first CWG gold. He had won a bronze (2006) and a silver (2014) in the earlier editions. The wrestlers were

at it at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Center. Sumit (125kg) and Vinesh Phogat (50kg) picked up the top honours in their respective categories even as Olympic bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik (62kg) settled for a third-place finish, along with Somveer (86kg). At the boxing arena of the Oxenford Studios, M C Mary Kom (48kg) was joined by Vikas Krishan (75kg) and Gaurav Solanki (52kg) in scripting history. The boxers, led by three,

finished with nine medals in all, their best ever performance, two better than the previous best attained at 2010 Delhi Games. While Mar y Kom became the first Indian woman boxer to claim a CWG gold, Vikas became the first to have gold in both the Asian and Commonwealth Games. “Which other boxer has the number of medals that I have? ,” asked the beaming motherof-three, who will be India’s flagbearer at the closing ceremony tomorrow. “I am so happy to have created history.” In the afternoon, Neeraj Chopra wrote his own little piece of history at the Carrara stadium when he became the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal. His gold was only the fifth for India in track and field. The 20-year-old destroyed competition with his very first throw of 85.50m before taking it a notch higher with a season’s best effort of 86.47m. None in the field came close to his performance even though he himself seemed a shade disappointed on missing a personal best by “just one centimetre”. “In my desperation for a personal best, I tried so hard that I tumbled over in my last two attempts. But I am very happy and I have lot of competitions this year to achieve the personal best,” Neeraj said

after his triumph. Good news poured in from the TT venue of the Oxenford Studios where Manika Batra, in perhaps the form of her life, became the first woman paddler to claim a gold medal. “This is my first individual medal in this big tour nament (women’s singles) and I am feeling really proud,” said the 22year-old, who had earlier starred in the gold-winning team performance before clinching the women’s doubles gold with Mouma Das. Not to forget the silver-medallists, three of them coming from boxing in Manish Kaushik (60kg), Amit Panghal (49kg) and Satish Kumar. Dipika Pallikal and Sourav Ghosal picked up the mixed doubles squash silver, while Sanil Shetty and Harmeet Desai claimed the second position in table tennis men’s doubles. The lone bronze of the day was delivered by shuttlers N Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa. The disappointments of the day were the two hockey teams, both of whom failed to secure medals, ending fourth after losing to England in their respective bronzemedal playoffs. It was an especially disappointing performance by the men, who had returned with silver medals in the past two editions.

India’s schedule on Day 11

The action at the Commonwealth Games 2018 will enter its last day with four gold and two bronze medals are at stake for India. Following is India’s Day 11 schedule of competitions at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. 5:00am TT (mixed doubles bronze medal match) Achanta Sharath/ Mouma Das v Sathiyan Gnanasekaran/Manika Batra Badminton (women’s singles gold medal match) PV Sindhu v Saina Nehwal Badminton (men’s sin-

gles gold medal match) Kidambi Srikanth v Lee Chong Wei 7:00am TT (men’s singles bronze medal match) Achanta Sharath v Samuel Walker 7:30am Squash (women’s doubles gold medal match) Joshna Chinappa/ Dipika Pallikal Karthik v Joelle King/Amanda Landers-Murphy Badminton (men’s doubles gold medal match) Satwik Rankireddy/ Chirag Shetty v Ellis Marcus/Chris Langridge

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RMSA-self defence in Taekwondo Daredevils beat Mumbai Indians in last-ball thriller

Teacher trainees at the RMSA –self defence in Taekwondo.

D I M AP U R , A p r 1 4 (NPN): RMSA-Self Defence Martial Arts Training (201718) session in Taekwondo (first phase), conducted by Nagaland Taekwondo Association (NTA), concluded on April 12 at IG stadium, Kohima. According to a press release from NTA media cell, RMSA mission director, Limawabang, in his address at the closing function, urged the teachers to continue with practicing and to continue teaching students at their respective schools. He also gave away the certificates to

the coaches and teachers. RMSA joint mission director, Dr. Kevi Rio, in his speech, said that it was quite impressive that lady teachers, in big numbers, responded to the RMSA-self defence martial arts training program. The best girls (best trainee teacher) award was given to Easter Ayemi of GHS Piphema under Dimapur district while the best boys (best trainee teacher) award was given to Neingu Yhokha of GHS Kigwema under Kohima district. The best girls (best upcoming

trainee teacher) award was given to Sevosalii Shijoh of GHS Sakhabama, Kohima district while the best boys (best upcoming trainee teacher) award was given to Nuchikho Rhakho a of GHS Unger under Mokokchung district. The teacher trainees were given a participation certificate each. Altogether 82 teachers from Kohima, Dimapur, Mokokchung, Peren and Wokha attended the training session. The second phase for other districts will commence from April 17 to 22.

Mumbai, Apr 14 (PTI): Jason Roy smashed an unbeaten 91 as Delhi Daredevils defeated hosts Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in a last-ball thriller in the Indian Premier League here today. Opener Roy made a mockery of a listless Mumbai Indians bowling attack as he hammered six fours and as many sixes in his 53 ball knock to help Delhi overhaul the home team’s 194/7 for their first win of the season. It was the third successive loss for MI and they remain without a point after three matches. With 11 needed in the final over, Englishman Roy hammered Mustifizur Rahman for four and a six, before playing out three dot balls. Delhi needed one-run off the final ball and Roy connected it and completed the run to ensure that his side won, with Shreyas Iyer

(27 not out) at the other end. Roy and skipper Gautam Gambhir conjured up a 50-run stand for the first wicket. Roy made his intentions clear hitting a four off Hardik Pandya. He then smashed a towering six and a four off Akila Dhananjaya as Delhi raced to 23/0 in two overs. Hardik Pandya conceded 21 runs in his second over as Roy hammered him for two consecutive sixes over long on and square-leg respectively and followed it with a four. But Gambhir (15), failed to convert his start, as he gave a sitter to Rohit Sharma off Rahman. Leggie Mayank Markanade was taken to task by Roy and one down Rishabh Pant (47 off 25 balls), who also played his role to perfection. Pant did not spare Dhananjaya, hitting him for two sixes and a four as Delhi

grabbed 19 runs of the 10th over. But Kieron Pollard brought MI back into the game with a stunning diving catch at long-off as Pant went back to the pavilion with the visitors at 119/2. Glenn Maxwell’s (13) stay at the crease was cut short with Hardik taking a stunning catch. Iyer and Roy ensured that there was no further damage and finally took their side home. Earlier, Mumbai Indians batting finally clicked with Suryakumar Yadav leading the way with a whirlwind fifty as the defending champions posted a formidable score. After being put to bat, the strategy of opening the inning with Yadav, instead of captain Rohit Sharma, and Evin Lewis worked wonderfully well, as they Delhi Daredevils players Jason Roy and Shreyas Iyer celebrate gave MI a flying start with a their victory against Mumbai Indians during IPL 2018 match at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. (PTI ) 102-run-stand.

OKA FC beat Kickers FC 6-0; enter quarterfinals Staff Reporter

D I M AP U R , APR 1 4 (NPN): It was expected to be a competitive and tough contest, but OKA Football Club comfortably won 6-0 against Lt. Chütsole Kickers FC in the Group A to enter the quarterfinals of the 1st Open Football Tournament at DDSC Stadium, here on Saturday. Kakhevi and Rithso Mero scored two goals each while Akoumai and Aben also had their names registered in the scoresheet in the regulated 70th minute of play. Three OKA players also received yellow cards for foul play. Unlike other matches, the match drew a decent number of spectators, who came to witness their favourite players compete for the highest score. Both the teams had familiar faces counted among the best players in the state by Nagaland’s football fans. But in the end, Lt. Chütsole Kickers FC could not match the pace and swift movement of their opponent. It took only five minutes for OKA FC to open an account when Kakhevi

Match patron Mughato Sumi, Kivi Zhimomi, DDFRA officials and players of OKA Football Club and Lt. Chütsole Kickers FC on Saturday. (NP)

collected a free kick taken by Thopi to gently tap the ball past the diving rival keeper to his right. The free kick was awarded after Saku brought down Thopi outside the danger area. In the 12th minute, Mathew, who scored the only goal in the Lt. Chütsole victory over Tribals United, was awarded an opportunity to equalize but his powerful left shooter went wide of the goal. Then minutes later, Asiu of OKA was yellow carded for wrong tackle before Aloumai made it 2-0. Assisted by the midfielder Ating, Atun and Mathew played the attacking role for Lt. Chütsole,

but without much success. On the other hand, OKA’s forwards Thopi and Rithso Mero troubled the rival defenders on number of occasions. They were rewarded when Rithso Mero scored the third goal with only a minute in the first session. The second session was completely dominated by OKA FC. They scored three more goals. Rithso Mero scored his second and the team’s fourth, three minutes into the second session. Seven minutes later, Kakhevi also added his second goal to make it OKA 5-0. He also received yellow card for foul play. In the closing stage,

Aben netted the sixth goal to seal the victory. Kakai of OKA FC was also received yellow card. OKA FC will now take on Naga Feathers in the quarterfinal to be played on April 16. Earlier, United FC Yaongyimsen beat SAI Dimapur 2-1 in Group B encounter to enter the semifinals. Imliwati and Roto scored for United FC Yaongyimsen in the 30th and 42nd minutes while for SAI Dimapur, the goal came through an own goal by United FC Yaongyimsen defender Toshi. In the semifinal, they will meet Naga Terriers, who defeated Mt. View

Purana Bazaar 9-0. Chingsa scored seven goals and Haotinmang netted two goals. Chingsa scored the goals in the 2nd, 17th, 27th, 37th, 60th, 61st and 68th minutes. While Haotinmang scored in the 46th and 58th minutes. M e a n w h i l e, S u m i Games and Sports Association (SGSA) president, Mughato Sumi graced the second match between OKA FC and Lt. Chütsole Kickers FC as match patron.

DDFRA fetes Kivi

Dimapur District Football Referee Association (DDFRA), the organizer of the tournament has felicitated Kivi Zhimomi, the first footballer from Nagaland to be signed by an Indian Super League (ISL) club NorthEast United FC (NEUFC). Kivi has signed the contract with the club for three years. The 22-year-old Kivi Zhimomi, started his career in football in 2010 and was a product of State Football Academy Dimapur under the guidance of state football coach Mughato Sumi. He joined I-League in January 2013 and played for

Gokulam Kerala Football Club. In his 13 appearance in I-League, he has scored three goals. Speaking to media persons on the sideline of the ongoing football tournament in Dimapur, Kivi attributed his success to hard work and determination. He also thanked his former coach Mughato Sumi and Akihito Zhimomi, former team manager of Naga Tornadoes, for their support and moulding him during his early career. Lamenting that most of the promising youngsters failed to shine in sports due to lack of infrastructures, he appealed to the State government to provide the required facilities to the sports persons in the state especially to State Football Academy Dimapur, where he started his career. He also thanked the advisor Er. Zale Neikha, advisor, youth resource & Sports for the encouragement. MONDAY’S MATCHES 12 noon: Real Sporting Club Vs Balipathar Sports Association 1:30 p.m.: Chanan FC Vs Naga Terriers 2:30 p.m.: Naga Feathers Vs OKA FC

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