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Vol XXVIII No. 129

DIMAPUR, TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018 Pages 16 ` 5.00

Bhargava questions reservation; courts controversy

Manchester City win EPL title

China says ties with India now see progress

national, Page 12

sports, Page 16

international, Page 9

Nagas have no concern about economy, says CM Rio addressing the DPDB cum felicitation programme on Monday.

NEW DELHI, APR 16 (PTI): Supreme Court today directed the Election Commission of India (ECI) to consider a representation seeking modification in the voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines to enable an elector to cancel his vote if it has wrongly been cast in favour of a candidate. A plea by an engineer today came up for hearing before a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra alleging that the machines were not “error free” and there should be a system to stop casting of votes if they went in favour of candidates to whom the electors did not intend to vote. The bench refused to entertain the plea and directed the petitioner to make a representation before the ECI with his petition that alleged that the VVPAT machines were not error proof. The petition had sought a direction to the ECI to “modify the VVPAT machines so that there is adequate facility available to stop wrong voting, if the same is detected by the voter in the VVPAT machines.”

Despite warnings, vehicles still ply on Nagarjan bridge Staff Reporter

DIMAPUR, APR 16 (NPN): Despite repeated warnings from authorities concerned, vehicles continue to ply on the British-era bridge at Nagarjan (Kuda) over the Dhansiri river. It may be recalled that cracks appeared on the bridge after its foundations went off-kilter on July 20 last year, barely 10 days after the collapse of the 4th Mile bridge that resulted in four deaths. On Sunday, fresh photos of cracks under the bridge circulated widely on social media, thereby highlighting severity of the danger. However, when contacted, Roads & Bridges Executive Engineer, Talitemsu Jamir told Nagaland Post that these cracks were not new and that they had been there since last year. “But that does not make the bridge any less dangerous,” he was quick to add. According to him, the fact that vehicles were still using the bridge despite warnings was now an administrative issue. After a ban ordered in January this year on restrict-

Deck Slab

DIMAPUR, APR 16 (NPN): Nagaland chief minister, Neiphiu Rio, Monday said that since Nagas did not have work culture they had no concern about the state’s economy. Asserting that life was all about economy, Rio said “unless you are self sufficient, you are at the mercy of others.” According to an official bulletin, the chief minister was speaking at the Kohima District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) meeting cum felicitation programme for the newly elected members of Kohima district in the DPDB conference hall, Kohima on April 16, 2018 Pointing out that the economy of most of the vil-

lages was agrarian, he said the agriculture and allied sectors should particularly produce sufficiently for sustenance. Rio requested all the heads of departments of the district to make an effort and sincerely work with the villagers closely and built their economy. Further, the chief minister asked the government servants to collectively serve the people so as to ease their life and uplift the economy of the people particularly in rural areas. He suggested that whatever schemes have been given to one village in a year or for a period could be monitored by the deputy commissioner for any overlapping or duplication. He also asked to come up with

rangements to enable commuters to cross the river by using hume pipes or some other similar arrangement, Talitemsu lamented that this was not possible due to land ownership issues. “It’s almost like we are waiting for the disaster to happen, although of course that is not really the case,” he explained. On the current construction work underway to build a new bridge, the executive engineer said work

was progressing quite fast given the circumstances. He said the contractor, who took up the work in October 2017, was given 18 months to complete the task. However, the contractor had not been paid even once, he added. “Considering that he has started work without payment in the interest of public service, it would be good if he starts getting paid,” Talitemsu remarked.

NMA flays Kathua, Unnao rape cases

LRD to bring 300 ha under coffee plantation within 100 days Governor forwards death

NSCN (I-M) recognizes 6 tribes

DIMAPUR, APR 16 (NPN): Amid the growing public outrage all over the country over the Unnao and Kathua rape cases, the Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA) has also strongly condemned the heinous crimes against young girls in Kathua and Unnao as well as in other places. In a press release, Naga Mothers’ Association joint secretary, Malsawmthangi Leyri, stated that the rising crimes against women including children in the country as well as in Nagaland called for an end to such inhumane activities. The Naga mothers called upon the leaders of the respective governments of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat to ensure the “strictest punishment” on all the perpetrators as per the law. It NMA also urged the government of India to bring out a stricter law against the rape of children. Further, the association appealed to all sections of society to end all forms of violence against women and children and ensure their right to peace, dignity and security. Naga Mothers’ Association also extended solidarity with all those grieving families.

This is it!

“The spot where the signboard has been put up is mine. But I don’t have any idea what CSS is.” K Y M C

an annual progress report of utilizing the local area developing fund, which would be transparent in nature and would give responsibilities to the officers or the villagers to implement the scheme. Recalling his first time member in DPDB as area council chairman way back in early 1980s and then his association with the board, the chief minister said that DPDB made progress over the years. Stating that people belonging to the capital were more privileged than others and likewise officers posted in the capital were also privileged, he said they have more responsibilities to show the way in whatever departments or responsibilities they hold.

SC directs EC on VVPAT machines

(Cont’d on p-7)

Paiwang planting a coffee sapling at the directorate premises. (NP)

Correspondent KOHIMA, APR 16 (NPN): In compliance with the cabinet decision of March 8, land resource department (LRD) plans to develop coffee over 300 hectare of land within 100 days by distributing coffee seedlings. This was announced by land resource, transport, civil

aviation and railways minister P Paiwang Konyak while formally distributing coffee seedlings at LRD conference hall here on Monday. Addressing a brief meeting on the occasion, the minister asserted that the mission was an achievable target. He said coffee was once considered a failed crop, before the efforts put

in by officials and staff of the department changed the situation for the better. He said cultivation of rubber, tea and cardamom could be spread rapidly, but coffee as a crop required scientific assistance. The minister said the LRD had targeted coffee, rubber roller and construction of spring-sheds and added that the project was meant to improve the economy. Stating that the springsheds would be constructed both for domestic use and for farmers, he added that it was the bounden duty of the department to take care of people in rural areas. In his brief address, secretary Kikheto Sema said about five lakh Arabica and Robusta coffee seedlings would be distributed in all the districts. He said the State government had allocated Rs 4 crore for coffee plantation in 2018-19.

Announcing that the department would distribute rubber rollers to rubber growers in Wokha, Mokokchung, Dimapur and Peren, Sema added that the department intended to develop rubber in 50,000 hectares by 2027 and that the current activity was a step forward to achieve the target. He said with market linkage being set up, there was no reason now to make coffee a failed crop. The secretary said the ultimate objective of the department was to improve economy of the rural people by creating employment opportunities for the unemployed youth. Speaking on the occasion, land resource director Hoto Yeptho said 5,75,000 Arabica coffee seedlings and 60,000 Robusta coffee seedlings would be distributed to the farmers for plantation within 100 days.


The deck slab and the main girder beam separated from the main pier. (NP)

ing use of the bridge by Dimapur deputy commissioner Sushil Kumar Patel, barricades were erected to prevent vehicles from using the bridge, which, however, were promptly burnt down by miscreants. It may also be recalled that Jamir himself had issued an appeal on March 21 this year urging the public to not use the bridge as it was not safe. Asked if there were any plans to make temporary ar-

penalty petition to CMO

DIMAPUR, APR 16 (NPN): Nagaland Governor, P.B. Acharya, has forwarded to the chief minister’s office (CMO) a petition seeking amendment of law in Nagaland to award death penalty as punishment for child rape. According to Raj Bhavan PRO, the governor extended supported to the petition and forwarded the same for necessary legislation on the matter. The petition, received from chairperson Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India (COWEI), Uma Ghurka, stated that “we need to play our role in the protection of the girl child”. COWEI has initiated a petition asking for awarding death penalty or life imprisonment as punishment for (Cont’d on p-7) child rape and speedy trial

RD deptt, DDVDBSA refute NPF allegation on fund misuse DIMAPUR, APR 16 (NPN): Rural development department has denied any irregularity in the department at the behest of principal secretary, Lhoubeilatuo Kire as alleged by NPF. In a statement issued to the media on Monday, rural development director Imlimeren Jamir said the department was constrained to issue the clarification with regard to the press release issued by the opposition party that appeared in local dailies on April 13 with the caption “NPF accuses PDA Government of misusing MGNREGA Fund”. Denying the allegation that the new principal secretary was implementing MGNREGS at his own whims and fancies due to which the department and village development boards (VDBs) were facing difficulties, the director clarified that the principal secretary,

being the commissioner of MGNREGA by default, allocated and sanctioned all fund to the districts. Jamir explained that all proposals and allocations were made by the rural development department based on requirements of the districts, blocks and villages and placed before the MGNREGA commissioner for approval and sanctioning. Therefore, the question of funds being allocated at the whims of the principal secretary/commissioner MGNREGA did not arise, he added. On NPF’s allegation that the Centre had sanctioned Rs 285 crore and that the present PDA government had misused the fund by deducting high percentage, instead of disbursing it to the VDBs for development, the director clarified that Rs 140 crore had been released to the VDBs and that the remaining amount

was awaiting clearance from the State government and not as alleged. He further clarified that Nagarjan (Kuda) village C khel, being a bona fide recognised Naga village having a total job card of 1820, was entitled to demand and take up any work at the village based on the requirement under the MGNREGS as per guidelines. While appreciating the initiative taken up by political parties for proper implementation of MGNREGS, the director felt that it might be too premature for any party to judge the credibility of the officer in question, who took charge on April 1 only. He also urged all parties, organisations and individuals concerned to extend fullest cooperation and support to the department in facilitating the interest and welfare of VDBs.

DDVDBSA: Reacting to the NPF allegations over misuse of MGNREGA fund by principal secretary rural development, the Dimapur District VDB Secretary Association (DDVDBSA) Monday issued clarification on the issue at hand that concerned the welfare of the VDBs. In a press release, DDVDBSA general secretary, Thrilongse Sangtam, said that the association to deliberate on the issue held an emergency meeting on April 14, 2018, wherein it was resolved to examine and unearth the truth of the allegation levelled against the principal secretary RD. After a thorough examination and as per the finding, the association stated that it went through the Management Information System (MIS) of the Nagarjan village and found out that there were 1820 active job cards in the village.


The association said the village had received the fund as per the approved labour budget. It was also found out that the village could even receive more funds then what has been received in the recent release on MGNREGA if the labour budget was approved. As such, the association said there was no question of unfair means or nepotism in the allocation of the fund to Kuda village by principal secretary RD. Clarifying that MGNREGA was a demand driven scheme, DDVDBSA said there was no uniformity in the allocation of funds. It said that funds varied from village to village as per the approved labour budget. Therefore, the association stated that variation in the allocation of fund should not be confused or be viewed as an unfair means.

in case of child rape to get justice within six months. The letter addressed to the governor stated that the petition has received wide support from all sections of the society and over 15,000 people have signed in within a months’ time and thousands of people continue to sign and propagate it every week. Also over 15 women organisations have extended their support to it, the letter stated. Acharya, who met with Uma Ghurka in Mumbai, had talks with her regarding the matter and asked her to send a letter to his office. Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Har yana and Arunachal Pradesh have passed a bill awarding Death Penalty for Rape of Minor Child below the age of 12.

DIMAPUR, APR 16 (NPN): NSCN (I-M), in pursuant to the tribe recognition by its government, has issued an order informing that six tribes shall be affiliated to all Naga apex and frontal organizations. The order, issued by the GPRN vice president’s office, through the secretary LH John, in consultation with the collective leadership stated that the six tribes-- Khoibu, Aimol, Zeme, Liangmai, Rongmei and Ollo shall be affiliated to all apex and frontal Naga organizations. Meanwhile, Rongmei Naga People’s Organization has expressed happiness and gratitude to GPRN for officially issuing the order of the tribe recognition and the affiliation to all the Naga apex and frontal organisation, a press note from the RNPO media cell stated.

All 5 accused in Mecca Masjid blast case acquitted

HYDERABAD, APR 16 (IANS): Nearly 11 years after a bomb blast killed nine worshippers at the historic Mecca Masjid here, a special NIA court on Monday acquitted all five Hindu activist accused. The National Investigation Agency court held that none of the charges framed against the accused, including Swamy Aseemanand, had been proved, a lawyer for one of the accused told reporters outside the Nampally criminal court complex. Righwing Hindu activists Nabakumar Sarkar alias Swamy Aseemanand, Devender Gupta, Lokesh Sharma, Bharat Mohanlal Rateshwar alias Bharat Bhai and Rajender Chowdhary, against whom the charges were framed, were all acquitted. (Cont’d on p-7) Swamy Aseemanand, a

resident of Gujarat and head of Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, was earlier acquitted in the Ajmer Dargah blast case and is currently on bail in Samjhauta Express blast case of 2014. Devendra Gupta is the RSS parcharak from Bihar while Lokesh Sharma is a RSS activist from Madhya Pradesh. Judge resigns after verdict: Hours after acquitting all five right-wing Hindu activists accused in the 2007 Mecca Masjid bomb blast case, special NIA court judge K. Ravinder Reddy on Monday tendered his resignation. Reddy, who is the fourth Metropolitan Sessions Judge, cited “personal reasons” in his resignation letter sent to the Chief Justice of the Hyderabad High Court, said informed sources. (Full report on p-11) K Y M C



Agri and allied departments organise ‘FOCUS’ consultations

Principal Secretary and APC, T. Imkonglemba Ao at the FOCUS consultation programme. (DIPR) DIMAPUR: Agri and allied departments organised a consultation programme on ‘Fostering of Climate Resilient Upland Farming System in North East’ Project-Nagaland (FOCUS) at the Capital Convention Centre, Kohima on April 12. A DIPR report stated that State Project Director, FOCUS spoke on the salient features of FOCUS. She said the goal of the project

was to foster climate-smart highland Agriculture for marginal farmers in Nagaland and to improve and increase livelihood options through sustainable and equitable use of natural resources. According to her, FOCUS supports traditional practices and culture, improving jhum cultivation, more productive and sustainable settled agriculture, access to value chains and supporting village livestock

DWO Kohima informs pension beneficiaries DIMAPUR: District Welfare Office (DWO) Kohima has informed all beneficiaries of Old Age Pension, Widow Pension and Disabled Pension under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) in Kohima District, inclusive of Tseminyu sub-division, to compulsorily open bank accounts in any nationalized bank, i.e. Nagaland State Co-Operative Bank, Rural Bank or Post Office to receive their pension benefits through Direct Benefit

Transfer (DBT) for those residing within the banking/postal coverage areas and submit a photo copy of bank account book front page to the district welfare office Kohima. The release of funds under NSAP will be contingent upon direct benefit transfer with effect from April 1. In the event of lapses due to failure to comply with this notification by the beneficiaries, the office under the department of social welfare will not be held responsible.

NSCN (I-M) condolence on colleague’s demise

DIMAPUR: NSCN (I-M) has mourned at the untimely demise of ‘sergeant major’ Lutuho Kiba, (Army no. 44086/15) son of late, Yehoshe Kiba from Ashukomi village Sumi region of the GHQ, Naga Army, who breathed his last on April 14, at Eden Hospital, Dimapur after a prolonged illness while in active service. A condolence note by NSCN (I-M) through its MIP stated that late Lutuho Kiba had joined national service on November 20, 2015. MIP also stated that office of the adjutant general, GHQ, Naga Army, in recognition of his service rendered towards the Naga nation and as a mark of tribute had bestowed upon him, posthumously, the rank of ‘2nd lieutenant’. MIP said that Lutuho Kiba had been loyal and dedicated to the national service until his demise and that his contribution to the national cause would ever be cherished. The note further stated that the Naga Army, together with the Longvibu pay homage to the departed soul and salutes this great son of the soil. It also extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members, and conveyed prayers for his soul to rest in eternal peace.

development. Principal Secretary and APC, T. Imkonglemba Ao (IAS) launched the FOCUS website. Various topics under the Project Design, Project Management and Project Coordination of FOCUS were discussed during the consultation meet. The FOCUS Project is being funded by International Fund for Agriculture Development. (IFAD).

Nagaland Post, Dimapur TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018

news in Brief KMC, panchayats meeting rescheduled: Kohima Municipal Council’s (KMC’s) joint meeting with 19 ward panchayat chairmen and sanitation committee has been rescheduled be held on April 18, 2 p.m at KMC office and not as per the earlier notice. All the concerned members have been requested to attend the meeting. World Fish Migration Day: World Fish Migration Day will be held on April 21 at Lavi Lake, organized by Anglers Association Nagaland in association with Department of Fisheries, Government of Nagaland. Fish Migration awareness camp resource person will be Dr. Vimezo Kire, Deputy Director Fisheries. Er Mulato and Asang Jamir will be the technical resource persons. Isaac Zhimomi senior Advisor AAN will exhort the camp. Childrens 5 years to 15 years, parents and anglers will be attending the day programme ANTA Wokha clarifies: Apropos the news “ANTA Wokha appeals” on March 16, the unit has clarified that the information regarding removal of things/materials obstructing traffic within Wokha was in support of the decision adopted by Wokha District Road Safety Committee and not an initiative of the unit itself. In this regard, ANTA Wokha has reiterated its appeal for support and cooperation towards the initiative. VDBSA informs: The RD block Chumukedima, VDB Secretary Association (VDBSA) has convened an emergency meeting of all VDB secretaries under Chumukedima block to discuss some important issues. All the concerned VDB secretaries have been requested to attend the meeting on April 17, 11 a.m at BDO office Chumukedima.

INTCWS visits educational institutions all over India

DIMAPUR: India Northeast Tribal Community Welfare Society (INTCWS) under the aegis of Libra Consultancy, its education wing, Notun Bosti, Dimapur, visited universities, medical and technology colleges and other professional course institutes in Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab. The visits also included Delhi Public School in Delhi and NCR. This was to mark the 10th annual inspection of colleges from April 1 to 12 for the welfare and benefit of tribal students. The society has inspected a total of 361 universities, colleges and schools in India till date. These colleges have provided a few seats in the medical, engineering, schools and other professional courses and reserved seats for tribal students with both high and low percentages also. Some of these universities and colleges contribute staff salaries, advertisement expenses and Swami Vivekananda College, Punjab has donated a Lenovo computer set with a laser printer towards the society’s office for Atsei Sekhose (left) with Ashwani Kumar Garg (right), the benefit of tribal students. chairman, Swami Vivekanada College.

SAMETI conducts ‘Introduction to NMAET’ at Medziphema DIMAPUR: State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI) organised a three-day training programme on “Introduction to NMAET” for ATMA functionaries at SAMETI, Medziphema from April 11 to 13. A press release from SAMETI Medziphema, director, stated that resource persons for the training program were Dr. I. Amenla, director SAMETI & principal IETC; Dr. Ithika C. Swu, Tiajungla Longchar, Vikaho Chophi and Sentinaro Longchar deputy project directors, SAMETI. The training program cov-

ered theoretical sessions on background and introduction to centrally sponsored schemes. The training also included a field trip to a pineapple farm school in Molvum village under Medziphema block where there was interaction with the farm school teacher, Veikhochong. The valedictory function was chaired by Tiajungla Longchar, DPD SAMETI, while feedback on the training was given by Zulutoshi Ozukum, ATM Tuensang and Elomkala Phom, ATM, Kiphire. Director SAMETI, Dr. I. Amenla in her valedictory address congratulated the

participants on being the first batch to be trained on the topic of NMAET. She also encouraged them to be the voice of farmers and do justice to the department by delegating duties sincerely so that Vision 2025, “Food for All” would become a reality. Certificates were awarded to the participants by Dr. Watimongla Jamir, vice principal & in charge, AgriChemistry Lab IETC. The training program saw a good turnout of participants from all districts of the state and concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Ithika C. Swu, DPD SAMETI.

Ememei drivers’ Union Kohima celebrated its Silver Jubilee at Naga Solidarity Park Kohima with former Mao Hoho Nagaland president, Ashikho Dili as the chief guest and Mao Union Kohima president, Loli Athikho as the guest of honour on April 14. (NP)

OEHW condemns Merapani incident DIMAPUR: Ovungtsu Ekhung Headquarter Wokha (OEHW) has strongly condemned the April 10 incident at Merapani village under Wokha district wherein Chenio Ovung of Lotsu village, had his hand dismembered. Employed in a saw mill at Merapani, Chenio was first attacked with a dao on the forehead rendering him unconscious after which the accused Kania Kachari and Godi Kachari chopped off his left hand at the wrist, OEHW said. The condemnation note issued by OEHW chairman, Shanchow Ovung and general secretary, Nzamomo Ovung stated that the incident occured when the victim was trying to pacify a quarrel

between the perpetrators’ family members. It stated that this ill intention and cowardly act of the brothers is nothing short of an attempt to murder which should be condemned by one and all, irrespective of whichever community one Pro Rural in collaboration with Dimapur Municipal Council conducted belonged to. Garbage to Gold Project, training on household level composting-cumOEHW while condemning the distribution of materials at Island colony on March 23. incident has thanked Merapani Village Council and Nagaland Police Bhandari for extending all possible help and for the timely shifting of the severely injured victim to Dimapur Civil Hospital. It further appealed to the law enforcing agencies to nab the culprits at the earliest and award befitting punishment as per the law of the land.

CKCC gospel tour to Kidima village NSCN/GPRN (R) ATM conducts graduation ceremony Academy for Theology and Missions DIMAPUR: Christ King God. Others who spoke suspends two DIMAPUR: (ATM) conducted the first graduation and comCatholic Church (CKCC) included Neisevituo FerdiMale Association undertook a gospel tour to St. Xavier’s Catholic Churh (SXCC) Kidima, along with director of Eden Garden and Children’ Home Khuzama, Rev. Fr. Raymond D’Souza as the main celebrant on April 15. In his homily, Rev. Fr. Raymond challenged the large gathering to preach the Good News to the whole world with courage, conviction, honesty and sincerity. He also spoke on repentance and forgiveness and to obeying the commandments of

nand, former president of Catholic Union and Keneingu Albert. St Xavier’s Catholic Church Male Association presented a special number. The tour team also visited Thokhwezu village. A message on behalf of Christ King Male Association was delivered by Khrievituo Kevin, president of CTK, CKC, Kohima village. Keyolevo Augustine, president of Kidima Catholic Union gave a welcome address and Vitsu Martin proposed the vote of thanks.

Marketing shed inaugurated

DIMAPUR: A marketing shed under RKVY 2016-17 was inaugurated at Tseminyu town on April 13 by DAO & PD (ATMA) Kohima, Vizonyü Liezie. A press release by SDAO Tseminyu, Viwheto Thorie stated that Liezie in his inaugural speech, highlighted some programs and the importance of the Agriculture department developing infrastructure in rural areas. He encouraged the farmers to cultivate larger areas with a single crop for commercial purposes and advised the farmers to use the shed judiciously. The program was chaired by Viwheto Thorie, blessing was invoked by Rev. Shukhi Mesen, Pastor Bethel Baptist Church Tseminyu town, a brief report on construction of the marketing shed was presented by Gwanyelo, AO, a special number was presented by Senkeya Apon, AFA and the vote of thanks was proposed by Teshenpfu, AI. K




DIMAPUR: The NSCN/ GPRN (Reformation) has indefinitely suspended two of its members with immediate effect on the grounds “breach of national ahza and party discipline”. The decision was taken during a cabinet meeting held on April 16. The NSCN/GPRN (R) through its MIP stated that, Zupeng Pochury, kilonser had violated the norms as enshrined in the “party discipline” under clause 3 (security) no 6 and also clause D (anti social activities), no 4 and Jungshi, deputy kilonser was found to have violated the “party discipline” as mentioned in clause A (discipline), no 9, clause C (security) no 4, and also clause D (anti-social activities), no 5. The NSCN (R) has directed the above mentioned individuals to comply with this directive and also to submit the government’s property(s) with immediate effect. It also further requested all concerned not to entertain them in any matter pertaining to affairs of the NSCN/ GPRN (R).

missioning service on April 12 at Thilixu block II fellowship. A press release by Academy for Theology and Missions stated that the speaker of the programme was Zeme Baptist Church Council (ZBCC) Executive Secretary (ES), Izeiteilung Zeliang.The students were conferred G.Th and B.Th degrees by the speaker Dr. Kevizakei Rio joint mission director RMSA with DEO Dimapur R. Amongla along with founder director of the academy, Rev. Dr. Jamir and others at the inauguration of the new RMSA building of GHSS Dimapur on April 13. Hevukhu Achumi.

ERKSU mourns Hangchiu

DIMAPUR: Eastern Region Khiamniungan Student’s Union (ERKSU) has expressed shock and sadness at the untimely demise of late Hangchiu ‘maj. general’ FGN Eastern Command on April 13 at Noklak. A condolence message by Eastern Region Khiamniungan Student’s Union president, C. Simon stated that late Hangchiu was a courageous, kind leader and his demise was a great loss for the Khiamniungan tribe. Eastern Region Khiamniungan Student’s Union conveyed their prayers for God to comfort the bereaved family and for the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

GPRN/NSCN ‘chaplee’ secy informs

DIMAPUR: GPRN/NSCN “chaplee” secretary, Lhokuto Z Chishi, in a press statement, has informed all business establishments, public and all concerned not to entertain any individual without the authorisation of the office of the Chaplee Ministry. and students of The Global Open University, Nagaland, department of hotel The secretar y has asked all to contact Faculty management, with manager of Westin Kolkata during their educational tour on the first 7005027309/9436006000 for any information. week of April. K





Nagaland Post, Dimapur TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018 Poll Q.: Should the ballot paper system be reintroduced in elections? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%


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59% 38% 3%

Next poll

Q: Has the Modi govt.

failed to ensure safety of women as promised in 2014?  Yes.  No.  Can’t say


(Temperature in ºC)

Max Min

Agartala Sunny to partly cloudy

35 24


Partly sunny with a thunderstorm 28 16

Guwahati Clear to partly cloudy Imphal

32 20

Pleasant with more sun than clouds 31 15

Itanagar Partly sunny

31 17


Clouds and sun with a shower 20 12


Partial sunshine with a shower 23 13

Dimapur Partly sunny and very warm

34 19

Partly sunny with a shower

26 12

Tuensang A t-shower in spots; cooler

18 10

Mkg Wokha

Partly sunny with a shower

24 16

Zunheboto A shower or thunderstorm in spots 23 10

India’s 1st counselling course in state


KO H I M A , A P R 1 6 (NPN): For the first time in the country, a certificate course in school counselling for the teachers, initiated by Nagaland SCERT, was inaugurated at SCERT Conference Hall in Kohima on Monday. The 6 month certificate course in school counselling was inaugurated by Rtd Director SCERT and former member NPSC, Vipralhou Kesiezie at a function in which he was the chief guest. Kesiezie in his address said school counselling courses were a long felt need to guide and nurture school children with love and care because the modern world was complicated. He appreciated SCERT Nagaland for introducing the certificate course in school counselling, and congratulated the SCERT director T. Sekhose and Dr. Zavise Rume the nodal officer guidance and counselling cell SCERT for making the course a reality. Stressing on the importance of counselling in schools, Kesiezie pointed out that many students were disinterested in their studies, dropping out at alarming rates and getting

Vipralhou addressing the gathering during the inauguration of the 6 months certificate course in school counselling at SCERT Kohima (NP) involved in crimes like robberies, extortion, kidnapping and threat and intimidation year by year. These juveniles and youngsters mostly have backgrounds of broken homes, failing in their studies and then dropping out, exploited childhoods, deprivation of love and care, abusive childhoods, poverty and unemployment. He reminded the people gathered that a child who was ignored by us today could potentially become a criminal in the future. He urged the teachers and parents to nurture all children who come to them

with love and care and not to neglect and ignore the responsibilities entrusted to them as a small negligence today could cost the whole society dearly tomorrow. He said this was the time to save children and heal the wounds society had inflicted on their minds and bodies. He reminded the teachers that they were the greatest influences on the students’ lives. Nagaland SCERT director T. Sekhose, in his address, said that today people were banking and investing much on a child’s academic achievement while failing to address the core and

inner needs of a child. He said today’s children not only face pressure from parents, peer groups and friends but they also face an onslaught of multimedia and technological revolution pressure to perform. He said SCERT aimed to train one male and female teacher from all the schools in the state so that they could address issues of children. The director said the certificate course in school counselling was the first course launched not only in the state but in India, making it a historic and unique.

On the sidelines of the programme, the Nodal Officer Guidance and Counselling Cell SCERT and former president of All Nagaland Counsellor Association, Dr. Zavise Rume said the proposal for introducing the school counselling course was proposed in 2008 and finally the state government had approved it. When queried about the objective of this course, Dr. Rume said that the need for counselling in the present day increases due to complexities, stresses and emotional anxiety among students. Due to this, the government recognized the need for counselling in schools. He said that initially, the training will start with gover nment secondar y schools teachers, then teachers of GMS, GPS and private schools. The programme was chaired by Jt. Director Moatemjen; an opening prayer was said by Sr. Pastor Baptist Mission Church Kohima, Rev. Moa Longchari; a special song was presented by Mesenti UDA DIET Chiechama. 27 teachers from various district of the state participated in the first phase of the 6 month certificate course.

3 Construction activities at Chandalashung B stopped DIMAPUR: As per the directives of the DC Wokha, the Adhoc Commandant SSB has agreed to stop the construction activities at Chandalashung B Village immediately till the matter was resolved at the highest level. According to DIPR, DC Wokha along with Wokha SP and Border Magistrate, Ralan, visited the spot of the alleged construction works being undertaken at Chandalashung B Village, SSB Camps

under Ralan Sub-Division on April 14. DC held a meeting with the Commandants of CRPF and SSB at BM Ralan’s Office. He expressed his view that neutral forces should work in a neutral and impartial manner while executing their duties. The DC also held another meeting with the representatives of Ralan Area Lotha Hoho and the Village Councils of adjoining villages under Ralan Sub-Division.

KSTH dedicates building for charitable cause

DIMAPUR: A thanksgiving programme for a building owned by Kohima Sumi Totimi Hoho (KSTH) dedicated towards charitable cause at Nagarjan, was held at Dimapur on April 7. A press release by KSTH stated that, associate pastor women SBC Kohima, Kitoshi Kiba gave the dedicatory prayer and also encouraged the members of KSTH to continue their noble endeavour to uplift the downtrodden. Earlier in an introductory speech, Ghovili Achumi president KSTH thanked God for the income generation asset to help the poor and needy. She also cited some examples of how KSTH had helped in the burial of a homeless lady who died in Kohima. The KSTH had purchased land and borne all the labour charges of burial. It also visited the poorest of the poor widows with gifts during the occasion of Mother’s Day. She also said the income as rent from this house would go towards noble deeds.

DBC conducts 35th convocation program DEO Mokokchung informs school authorities DIMAPUR: The 35th convocation of Discipleship Bible College (DBC) was held on April 11 with ES of United Sangtam Baptist Church, Rev. C. Lima Sangtam, who is also the vice president of CBCNEI, as guest speaker. A press release issued by advisor of Evangelism and program in-charge, L. Mhonthung Humtsoe stated that Sangtam’s message challenged the graduating

students to go out into the world with great mission zeal and commitment. It said that 52 students has graduated, wherein, 16 students were awarded the degree of Master of Divinity (M.Div) while 36 students were awarded the degree from Bachelor of Theology (B.Th). The service was led by associate professor, Shanthungo Ezung. Principal, Rev. O. Alem, chairman of the board of governors,

Er. Obang Longchari and academic dean & associate professor, Narola conferred the awards and certificates. Subongtsuba Lkr of M. Div and Tekatoshi of B. Th received the proficiency awards with outstanding academic excellence. While congratulating the graduating students, DBC board of governors, faculty and staff wished them great success in all their future endeavours.

DIMAPUR: District Education Officer (DEO) Mokokchung, Talingangla, has informed all schools in the district under the department of School Education Nagaland, both government and private including schools under CBSE and ICSEs that the department is collecting school information and student particulars as on September 30, 2017 through U-DISE and SDMIS 2017-

18. All schools have been requested to cooperate with the department since the end results from this data produces Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER), Net Enrolment Ratio (NER), Dropout Rates and Teachers data etc. which reflect

the educational status of the district. All school authorities have been notified to submit authentic and accurate information pertaining, to their respective schools. In the event of failure to provide duly filled-in-formats

to the respective EBRC personnel, the concerned school shall be treated as non-cooperative and the department shall be constrained to invoke the noncooperation clause which may invite de-recognition of the school etc.

Zhaleo graces ASU Shillong golden jubilee

Zhaleo Rio with ASUS office bearers and members at the golden jubilee. DIMAPUR: Angami Students’ Union Shillong (ASUS), celebrated its golden jubilee on April 14, with Zhaleo Rio, Deputy Speaker NLA as chief guest of the day-long celebration at State Library Hall, Shillong. A press release issued by 5 Ghaspani-II A/C, press secretary, Thejangukho Yalietsu stated that, Zhaleo in his speech encouraged young Nagas to learn the value of sweating for sustenance as, “dignity of labour is inevitable in order to succeed and prosper in life.” In his opinion, this could arrest immigration of all kinds in the K Y M C

long run as immigration robs the economy of the local populace. Zhaleo said that one could also “opt for self employment through dignity of labour” which was evident among Khasis and he suggested that Naga students could emulate them. He also reiterated that “there is enough room for self employment in our state so long one is ready to stoop low and sacrifice oneself for a successful life” and lamented that many Nagas cry “unemployment” without proper consideration of the options available. Saying that Nagas outside the

state should learn and practice exemplary habits, Zhaleo pointed to the practice of cleanliness in Shillong which was still a far-fetched dream for Nagaland. Others who attended the celebration included the Methanilie Jütakhrie and band as well as executives of ASU, Nagaland led by its president Visako Rino. Meanwhile, at the behest of senior students and public leaders, Rio later visited the site for construction of a Nagaland Rest House, opposite NEIGRIHMS, Shillong, which, the release said,

arguably belongs to the Government of Nagaland. Rio, who was accompanied by Assistant Resident Commissioner (ARC), Nagaland House, Shillong, assured the union that he would personally intervene into construction of the said house meant to help patients, particularly from Nagaland. Others who accompanied Zhaleo were Tokihe Zhimomi, Political Advisor to Deputy Speaker; Miathou Krose, Chairman, NHHDC; Kevirhekho Kehie, social worker and senior party leader, NDPP, and Gohu Vüprü, founding member, NDPP. K Y M C



Staged gunfights in Manipur: SC wants officers named in FIR into as many as 1,528 cases of extra-judicial killings in Manipur. The court’s direction came after advocate Menaka Guruswamy, the amicus curiae assisting the court in the matter, said that 11 FIRs were registered in March but none named any Army, Assam rifle or Manipur police personnel despite their being specifically named in the judicial inquiries’ reports and the high court’s findings. These 11 FIRs were registered on the basis of judicial inquiries and cases in which the Gauhati High Court had given its findings. Taking note of the submissions of Guruswamy that FIRs were registered against “unknown personnel”, the bench said that going by the records of the judicial inquiries, the high court’s order and witnesses “there is not just the name of offending unit but also the officer under whose command it was done”. “The fact of the matter is he (officer) shot. He is the man who shot and accepted it. You know the commander of the unit,

Brand India leaders should possess ethical values: Naidu

Girraj Goyal (R) receiving the Math Finance AG Gold Medal for securing the highest marks in quantitative finance courses final. Shillong, Apr 16 (PTI): Admitting that “bank scams tarnish the image” of the country, Vice President Venkaiah K Naidu Monday said the “leaders of Brand India should possess “uncompromising honesty, integrity and ethical values”. The absence of fear f o r l aw a m o n g s o m e people has led to the increase of scams over the years, Naidu said while addressing students at the convocation ceremony of IIM-Shillong here. “It is important to adhere to values of honesty, integrity, truthfulness and adopt the best practices. Corporate ethics should not be violated,” he said, asking students to display moral standards to make India proud. The Vice President also quoted the Asian Development Bank predictions about India’s economic growth to say there will be opportunities galore for young people in the coming years. He lauded the NDA government’s new tax regime and said it “will propel India’s future growth”. “The robust FDI flows attracted by liberalised regulations and the government’s steps to improve the ease of doing business will further bolster growth.” Urging the management graduates to shoulder responsibilities for transforming India into a global economic power, Naidu said, the “quality of prodK


uct, efficient service and ethical business practices” are hallmarks of a global brand. Every decision taken by the students should bear a testimony to these qualities, he said. “We need to overcome the challenges of poverty, illiteracy, social discrimination, atrocities against the weaker sections and women to build a prosperous, inclusive new India. We need to progress faster,” he asserted. On the research front, the Vice President cited the 2018 National Institutional Ranking Framework, (NIRF) to highlight that India’s overall share in world publications is extremely low. “Of the total 83,09,449 research publications in 2016-17, only 3,36,978 are from India. In the management discipline, the share is just two per cent,” he said. Earlier in the day, IIMShillong chairman Shishir Bajoria said the Board of Governors at the institute is expected to strike a deal soon with a top B-School in the US for the benefit of its students. The Centre has approved the institute’s proposal to increase the sanctioned student strength from 390 to 680 and the built-up area from 45,500 sqm to 55,717 sqm on its new campus at the New Shillong Township, Bajoria said, thanking the Union government for its support.

you also know the man in question. But it’s not in the FIR,” the bench told Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh, appearing for the SIT. The apex court said if the SIT doesn’t name the personnel in the FIR, “who are you going to question tomorrow”? The bench, which had asked the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to depute three persons with the SIT to carry out investigations in 13 of the 42 cases, said: “We would like the NHRC to get involved in other cases too.” When the ASG said that “substantial progress” has been made in the cases filed by the SIT and it has been collecting evidence, examining witnesses and waiting for forensic reports, the court sought the presence of the director of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory to ensure there was no delay in the reports. The ASG also told the bench that the FIRs lodged against the victims will be cancelled. On February 12,

the court slammed the SIT for not properly probing the issue and asked why FIRs were lodged against the victims and not against the officers. The bench also took note of the contentions of the SIT that it was having some difficulty in understanding the local language in Manipur and asked it to approach the Manipur University which may help in translation. The court then posted the matter for May 11. On July 14, 2017, the apex court set up the SIT comprising five Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers and ordered registration of FIRs and investigation into the alleged extra-judicial killings in Manipur. The court had ordered the registration of FIRs in 81 cases including 32 probed by a Commission of Inquiry, 32 investigated by judicial authorities, 11 in which compensation was awarded and six probed by the commission headed by former Supreme Court judge Santosh Hegde.

GUWAHATI, Apr 16 (Agencies): Part of Majuli island has submerged in flood during the first flood of bohag month (April-May). Due to increase in the level of river waters since last Sunday, the sluice gate in the embankment in the Kakorikata-GoalgaonBokora area in Majuli has faced threat. The people of the area are left worried as the Geo bags on the embankment have been washed away by the waters during the first flood of the season. The flood waters due to overnight increase in the water level of the river Brahmaputra, have disconnected the KamalabariBhakat Chapori connecting Road. The people of the area have faced major problem in communication as the road connecting 17 villages of the area has been submerged by flood waters. Though a bridge was constructed in this area last year but due to heavy flow of water the bridge has also been washed away due to which the people of the area in massive trouble.

CPI-M to discuss Tripura political violence Agartala, Apr 16 (IANS): The CPI-M will raise post-poll political violence in Tripura at its party Congress beginning on Wednesday in Hyderabad, a party leader said on Monday. “We will circulate a booklet detailing the violent incidents in Tripura after the BJP-led government came to power,” Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Central Committee member Bijan Dhar told the media. Dhar, before leaving here for Hyderabad, said a team of six Left Front leaders met Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday and apprised him about the political violence

after the counting of votes of Assembly election on March 3. “The Chief Minister assured us that he would take appropriate steps,” said Dhar, who is also the Tripura Left Front convener and state Secretary of the CPI-M. He said Deb told him, “Some ‘evergreen’ members and workers of other political parties, including the CPI-M, joined the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) and they are creating problems.” Dhar said the Left Front leaders told the Chief Minister that 602 offices of the party and frontal organisations were attacked,

occupied or burnt down across Tripura since March 3 by workers of the BJP and its ally Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT). “Over 2,055 houses and shops of Left members and supporters were burnt down, ransacked and attacked by BJP-IPFT workers. A large number of various assets including rubber gardens have been damaged or set on fire.” The CPI-M leader said within 48 hours of the Left leaders meeting the Chief Minister, the BJP-IPFT workers attacked party offices at Mohanpur, Melaghar and Mandai and damaged furniture and other properties.

M’laya govt mulls coal challans for validation Shillong, Apr 16 (PTI): The Meghalaya government is mulling introduction of high security barcodes and tamper proof holograms in challans issued for transportation of coal to prevent revenue loss, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma informed the Assembly Monday. Coal mining was banned by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2014, but there is huge quantity of extracted coal lying in different areas of the state and fake challans are being used by a section of traders, Sangma said. The NGT allowed transportation of coal after payment of royalty and obtaining a special permit - the Mineral Transport

Challan (MTC) - as the NGT felt that these extracted stock of coal has the potential to degrade the environment, the chief minister said. “The government is mulling to introduce enhanced security features such as barcode with hologram, tamper evident hologram” in MTCs for authentication, Sangma said replying to a call attention motion moved by Opposition MLA H M Shangpliang. A number of counterfeit MTCs have been detected in checkgates in various districts such as North Garo Hills, West Khasi Hills and Ri Bhoi, he said adding that the security features being thought of are difficult to forge.

Woman assaulted in ‘moral policing’ case in Meghalaya; 1 held Tura, Apr 16 (PTI): In a case of ‘moral policing’, a woman was allegedly assaulted by a group of men for enjoying a picnic with her friends in Garo Hills of Meghalaya with a video of the incident uploaded on social media, police said Monday. A person was taken into custody in connection with the incident, the police said. The video which was shot near Chibinang village in West Garo Hills, shows a mob purportedly assaulting and shaming the young woman. The date of the

incident was not known. The place of the incident was narrowed down to the Mronggre-Bikonggre area where the woman had gone out with her friends for the picnic, the police said. The police have identified and arrested the main accused Biren Sangma, while his accomplice Martin B Sanhave managed to escape. Superintendent of Police (SP) of West Garo Hills Dr M G R Kumar said, “She was assaulted by the group, led by Biren Sangma, who did not like her

presence in a picnic along with her other friends. “We have contacted the South West Garo Hills district (SWGH) police for further action in the case. While Biren Sangma has been taken into custody yesterday night, the other

accused in the case have fled. Police squads have been mobilised to arrest the other culprits,” he said. The incident occurred in the presence of a number of people. Most of them were bystanders and watched the woman’s as-

sault. A resident of the area said on the condition of anonymity, the culprits caught hold of the woman and began to thrash her, “accusing her of selling herself ”. “She was thrown on the ground before she was

kicked in the stomach, legs and hands,” the resident said. Though the victim, who is from SWGH district has not filed an FIR yet, a suo motu FIR was lodged by the police at Phulbari police station yesterday.

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New Delhi, Apr 16 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Monday directed the CBI’s SIT to file a supplementary FIR naming the officers involved in the alleged extra-judicial killings and staged gunfights by the Army, Assam Rifles and Police in Manipur. A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice U.U. Lalit asked the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to file the supplementary FIR in the existing FIRs which will include the name of officers or commanding officers of the units, and told the NHRC to also assist the team. The top court said the judicial inquiries and the Gauhati High Court’s findings have named the commanding officer of the unit of the Assam battalion (involved in the alleged shooting) or the officer who shot “but these personnel have not been named in the FIR”. The SIT should file a supplementary FIR naming the personnel involved, it said. The court was hearing a PIL seeking a probe

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Manipur CM flags off Road to London car expedition

Manipur CM N Biren Singh flagging off the ‘Road to London 2018’ car expedition in Imphal on Monday. (NP) Correspondent

Imphal, Apr 16: Manipur chief minister, N Biren Singh Monday flagged off ‘Road to London, 2018,’ the longest cross border road expedition of India from Imphal’s Hotel Classic Grande. A total of 26 individuals from different corners of the country and three organizing members are taking part in the expedi-

tion in 15 sport utility cars, organized by Adventures Overland. The expedition from Imphal to London will cover 18 countries, 16,000 kms in a span of 49 days. Two avid travellers of the organizing company Sanjay Madan, an offroad expert and Tushar Agarwal, a travel writer are leading the expedition. Local guides and escorts will accompany them in

all the 16 countries. Thailand tourism department will be supporting the expedition by hoisting welcome flags and organizing networking dinner with cultural dance and flag off ceremony in Tak and Chiang Khong, Thailand. While wishing the expedition a success, chief minister N Biren Singh expressed hope that organization of such an expedi-

Rape victims demand anti-rape law in Mnp Correspondent

IMPHAL, Apr 16: Rape victims and their family members Monday demanded an anti-rape law in Manipur which awards capital punishment for rapists. Victims of rape and sexual assaults, who staged a protest in Imphal, showed solidarity to the demand of Delhi Commission for Women chairperson, Swati Maliwal who is on fast demanding death penalty for rapists. At Pishumthong in Imphal, victims of sexual assaults joined social activists working for the cause of women and children. The protest was organized by Sexual Assault and Youth Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR). The protestors demanded an anti rape law for speedy investigation and trial of the accused. Talking to reporters, a leader of YFPHR, Wa-

hengbam Premila Devi, lamented that despite the increasing crime against women and children, particularly related with sexual assault, state government has failed to initiate any action to check it. Even as public launched a series of prot e s t s w h e n eve r c r i m e against women and children happened, the government remained silent, she alleged. “Many crimes against women have occurred in our state but still the government fails to take up any appropriate action to deliver justice to the victims,” she added. While demanding speedy trial to cases related with crime against women and children, Premila said that the punishment awarded to the accused were unsatisfactory. The protestors also carried out a rally on the streets in Imphal. However, police prevented them from

proceeding towards chief minister’s secretariat. A similar protest was staged at the Western Gate of Kangla Fort in Imphal under the aegis of the women wing of the same body, YFHR. Merina Konsam, secretary of YFPHR Women Wing lamented that government has failed to take up any concrete step to provide safety for women and children. Asserting that as many as 15 rape cases were reported in 2018, she alleged that state government has not taken up any proper initiatives to deliver justice to the victims and their families. “Are the women of Manipur not like other women of other states? Is the Beti Bachao, Beti Padoa scheme for the BJP-led government is to rape women and children? Is our government waiting for our girls to be rape to take action,” Merina questioned.

tion will help expose the Northeast region of India to the world. He asserted that Northeast region being isolated from other parts of the country is little known to the world. While informing that Centre has sanctioned Rs 1600 crore for development of Imphal-Moreh section of NH-102 (Trans Asia Highway no.1), the chief minister highlighted the importance of the highway for connecting the country with other ASEAN countries. “I am happy to inform you that Central government has sanctioned Rs 1600 crore for development of Imphal-Moreh road. With this fund, the highway will be converted into four-lane,” he said. Leader of the expedition, Tushar Agarwal said that the expedition will be the most memorable adventure for the participants. “Such opportunities of travelling 18 countries on road will be very rare as it does not only need money but also many due processes,” he said. The expedition team will also get chance for cultural exchanges with others countries, he added.

Manipur ginger festival to kickstart on April 20 CHURACHANDPUR, Apr 16 (Agencies): The first two-day long statelevel Ginger Festival cum Business Summit will be held at Parbung village of Pherzawl district on April 20 and April 21. The festival aims to stabilise and promote the ginger market for the interest of cultivators and farmers who earn their livelihood through ginger farming, said Rangkai, the organising committee secretary. More than 500 farmers will attend the festival and various companies and agencies are invited to take stock of the ginger plantation and its market, he added. Currently more than 1200 metric tons of ginger are said to be produced at Pherzawl district site which is priced at Rs.9 per kg. The organising committee said that the price has been planned to be fixed at Rs.15 per kg.

NEIGRIHMS receives Kayakalp Award


Conrad pledges parity in grant in aid

Shillong, Apr 16 (Agencies): The North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science (NEIGRIHMS) in Shillong was awarded the Kayakalp award by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India for Conrad Sangma the year 2017-2018. Having secured the assistance to clear arrears of top position in the Group KHADC, to which Conrad B Hospitals and InstituSangma pointed out that on tions, NEIGRIHMS was August 2011, a proposal awarded cash prize of Rs for one time assistance of 1,50,00,000 (one crore and Rs 5.39 crore for meeting fifty lakh). the pension payment was received from KHADC. NEIGRIHMS Conrad who replied on Shillong left behind Hosbehalf of District Council pitals and Institutions like AIIMS Bhuneshwar, NIMHANS Bangalore and AIIMS Rishikesh which stood 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively. Acknoeldeging the contribution made by the officers and staffs of the hospital, Director NEIGRIHMS Prof (Dr) D.M Thappa congratulated the Medical Superintendent and his team of Doctors and officials who worked hard throughout the year to get the first position in the Kayakalp awards. “Your hard work has paid back,” he said on the occasion. The Kayakalp awards felicitate Public Health Facilities for main- Assamese actress Amrita Gogoi along with singer Manas Robin performs taining high standards of during Rongali Bihu celebrations at historic Rangghar in Sivasagar, Assam sanitation and hygiene. on Sunday. (PTI)

Mnp CM chairs cabinet meeting in Senapati Correspondent

IMPHAL, Apr 16: In line with BJP-led coalition government’s popular slogan ‘Go to Hills,’ Manipur chief minister N Biren along with his cabinet ministers Monday visited Senapati district headquarters and hold a cabinet meeting. Such meeting was earlier held in Churachandpur, Chandel and Tamenglong. Earlier, the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues were given a rousing welcome by the people and leaders of various civil society organizations on reaching the district headquarters. Before convening the cabinet meeting, the chief minister inspected some development works at the district headquarters including under construction new market complex exclusively for women. Talking to report-

ers, Singh said that the construction of women market complexes at the headquarters of all hill districts and Jiribam district will be completed within June. After the cabinet m e e t i n g, g ove r n m e n t spokesperson and works minister, Th Biswajit, said that the cabinet decided to introduce cash incentives for meritorious government school students who secure positions in the High School Leaving Certificate and Higher Secondary Leaving Certificate examinations among others. “If any government school student secures first, second and third positions in these two examinations, they would be awarded cash rewards of Rs five lakh, Rs four lakh and Rs three lakh respectively and Rs one lakh would be given if they bag any position from 4th to 25th ranks,” he said.

WB to lend $48 mn for M’laya landscape management three components including strengthening knowledge and capacity for natural resource management, community-led landscape

Affairs (DCA) minister, James Sangma said the pension liability of ex-MDCs of the GHADC for the year 2013-14 was cleared while the pension of ex-MDCs of KHADC has not been cleared as the matter is pending before High Court of Meghalaya. He added the source of funding for clearing the pension liability of the ex MDCs of the GHADC was through the grant in aid of the state government. “The state government in 2011 was not able to give assistance to the KHADC,” Conrad said adding the state government could not give one-time assistance but to meet from the share of royalty of minerals.

S H I LLO N G, A p r 1 6 (Agencies): Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, said the state government would make an endeavour to ensure equality is maintained in terms of financial assistance to the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) and Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC). Independent MLA, SK Sunn pointed out the grant in aid of the state government was released to the GHADC but the request of the KHADC was not met and asserted there should be uniformity. Sunn said on November 2013, the KHADC has sought a one-time financial

planning and implementation, and project management and governance. It is expected to be completed by June 2023.

In order to ensure shortening of file process, the spokesperson informed, “the state cabinet has approved delegation of routine functional powers to the Special Secretary/ Additional Secretar y/ Joint Secretary level.” He further said that the cabinet has also given its nod for appointment of a separate commissioner from among the retired and experienced IAS/IPS officers for quick disposal of cases related to departmental enquiries. Filling up of vacant posts in the Manipur Police Service, purchase of land for the construction of Lambui Police Outpost under Shangshak police station in Ukhrul district, filling up of vacant posts in the directorate of prosecution by relaxing ban on direct recruitment were also approved, he added. The cabinet has also decided to take up necessary steps for 25 per cent

reservation of seats for the children belonging to weaker section and disadvantaged group in unaided private schools. Apart from it, the cabinet has approved enforcement of a transfer policy of education (s) department and implementation of a special scheme for ‘out of school’ children. Under this new s c h e m e, g ove r n m e n t would ensure compulsory education to school dropouts from Class IX to XII, he added. During the visit, the chief minister inaugurated a public convenience at Kathikho, Karong in Senapati district in the presence of ministers, officials of the state government and (Central Reserve Police Force) CRPF. The public convenience was constructed by 109th Battalion CRPF under its Civic Action Programme for Swacchata Bharat Abhiyan.

National Company Law Tribunal Appointment of Members Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi invites online applications vide portal namely from Indian Nationals for 04 posts of Judicial Member and 12 posts of Technical Member in the National Company Law Tribunal established under Section 407 to 434 of Companies Act, 2013. These posts are in the pay level of 15 as per 7th Central Pay Commission plus allowances as admissible per month. Instruction for filling up of application, eligibility conditions, requisite qualifications and other details are available on the portal Detailed advertisement may be seen on the website of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs ( or DoP&T's website ( and National Company Law Tribunal's website ( Last Date for submitting online application is 30th May, 2018 at 05:30 PM. Print out of the application forms after final submission on online portal duly completed, must be submitted by 14th June, 2018 to Shri. Amar Singh Meena, Director, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Room No 530, A 'Wing', 5th Floor, Shastri Bhawan, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi-110001. davp 07101/11/0002/1819


SOCIETY FOR CLIMATE RESILIENT AGRICULTURE IN NAGALAND (SoCRAN) View of Mawkdawk valley on the way to Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya. New Delhi, Apr 16 (IANS): India on Monday signed a $48 million loan agreement with the World Bank to strengthen community-led landscape management in Meghalaya. Meghalaya’s natural resources such as land, water and forests is a source of livelihood for a majority

of the population in the state. An official statement said that the loan sanctioned for the “Meghalaya Community-Led Landscapes Management Project” will help manage these depleting resources, in selected landscapes, by strengthening the communities and traditional

institutions. “Restoration of degraded and highly degraded landscapes under the project will increase water for local communities and improve the soil productivity which will in turn increase incomes and reduce poverty,” the statement said. The project consists of



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n the light of repeated criticism that the education system in India was meant to serve the interests of the British colonial rulers over the natives and that the system was not relevant nor useful to Indians; it only serves to drive a point that fits into being nationalistically correct. However, the fact is also that even the entire India as we know, is also a legacy of the British Raj. It was a forceful subjugation of hundreds of princely states and kingdoms ruled by monarchs or heads of different races and cultures. Be it in whatever style, the true essence of education is to enable the use of knowledge to open the first window of the mind and to make it attuned to education. This in turn, inspires a person to become a useful member in participating of building up of any society. Contemporary society cannot progress without useful knowledge and which invariably means being adequately aware that education can helps study various aspects of life. Education should not be restricted to curriculum; instead it should be a catalyst to open the human horizon to the vast world of potentialities, some of which remain to be discovered. If society is in need of reform, then public institutions such as schools and colleges must also gear up to face the challenges. They can do so if there is a genuine and realistic reform in the education system. While in some, the desire for reforms speak of conquering new horizons or to excel; in others it is about finding solutions to the problem. If at all there still remains the belief that the quality of education has not kept pace with demands of changes, it is mainly owing to the annual increase in number of students, which have only led to quantitative increase in educational institutions especially in the private sector. On the other hand, though private institutions lack the resources that government institutions have at their disposal, yet they have managed to exceed and excel over the latter. Earlier during the formative years of the state of Nagaland , the contributions of the government department in the field of education was noteworthy since it was the sole player in the field. With growth of education and entry of private institutions, the onus has shifted away in most urban areas to private institutions while even in the rural areas, private institutions are making a big impact.. The young generation in the state between 15-35 are facing a crisis of confidence in themselves because education has only one perspective- job centric. One way to solve the problem could be by way of encouraging private institutions with necessary financial and other assistance; after all they are result oriented because the staff are motivated. One inescapable fact is that science subject is not at all popular in Nagaland, yet the planners talk about their immense vision. Unless the standard of education (college and University) improves to the desired level, the upcoming generation will lag behind others. Today contemporary society is plagued with various problems and therefore not only infrastructure development but the equipping and nurturing a positive personality requires a great deal of thought which can be achieved if educational institutions are properly guided to deliver.

DailyDevotion Can You Come Down From the Mountain?

While you have the light, believe in the light… —John 12:36 We all have moments when we feel better than ever before, and we say, “I feel fit for anything; if only I could always be like this!” We are not meant to be. Those moments are moments of insight which we have to live up to even when we do not feel like it. Many of us are no good for the everyday world when we are not on the mountaintop. Yet we must bring our everyday life up to the standard revealed to us on the mountaintop when we were there. Never allow a feeling that was awakened in you on the mountaintop to evaporate. Don’t place yourself on the shelf by thinking, “How great to be in such a wonderful state of mind!” Act immediately— do something, even if your only reason to act is that you would rather not. If, during a prayer meeting, God shows you something to do, don’t say, “I’ll do it”— just do it! Pick yourself up by the back of the neck and shake off your fleshly laziness. Laziness can always be seen in our cravings for a mountaintop experience; all we talk about is our planning for our time on the mountain. We must learn to live in the ordinary “gray” day according to what we saw on the mountain. Don’t give up because you have been blocked and confused once— go after it again. Burn your bridges behind you, and stand committed to God by an act of your own will. Never change your decisions, but be sure to make your decisions in the light of what you saw and learned on the mountain.


Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. ~ Rudyard Kipling


alifornia has a very interesting political system. This allows organisations and individuals to bypass politicians and put potential laws directly to a vote by the general population – as long as they can get enough signatures to support the measure in the first place. This makes sense to me, because, in India, we are at the mercy of politicians who will rarely do anything in public interest, or even think about issues that affect people adversely and need to be corrected. Instead, they will come up with grandiose schemes that never get implemented and, even if they did, are so poorly conceived that they destroy far more – the damming and linking of rivers, the MNREGA scheme, the badly conceived feeding of children which has led to widespread malnourishment, the giving of forests to supposed tribals without verification, the lack of maintenance of heritage and complete ignorance of the value of museums, the lack of a trained teaching system for farmers, and using a defunct system called Krishi Vigyan Kendras, which do nothing and never did… I can think of a million things. The reckless import and use of pesticides and urea is top of my list, along with the export of meat, as that is destroying the country’s forests and water systems. The slaughterhouse export trade

is run by NRIs and foreign nationals who loot India. Also on my list is the agriculture ministry’s refusal to even see that animals / fish / birds, grown for meat that are kept badly, injected with hormones, pesticides and antibiotics and eaten by humans, will make the human population ill– as we can see in the steeply rising statistics of people who are going to hospital every day. So many people campaigned for NOTA on the ballot paper – None Of The Above. It has resulted in nothing. No one makes the trek to a booth to not vote. They stay at home if they don’t like any of the candidates. There is a movement, that comes in fits and starts, on the right to recall an elected person. This will result in mayhem if it ever happens, because anyone who loses an election will spend a lot of money getting signatures. Then there is the movement that women should get one third of the seats by law. None of these movements actually will bring about change to make governance participatory. What is needed is what California is doing. Even if we go halfway and take the route, that if an issue can generate enough interest through people signing a minimum of a mandated X votes , then it deserves to be put into Parliament, or the state assembly, and voted on. Let us see where

Nagaland Post, Dimapur TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018

Human health top agenda our elected representatives stand on the matter. At the moment California voters are on the street for an issue we have been fighting here for some years, both in the ministries and courts; which is, to Change the factory farm system so that animals, grown for meat, are not caged for their entire lives. Is this an issue for just “animal lovers” as we are called? No. It is an issue of health that should be understood and pushed with your local MLA, MP and municipal chairman. Birds, pigs, cattle – especially poultry – are stuffed into small cages. They cannot even raise their wings, so small is the space and so large the number of birds in each cage. To prevent them from fighting for space, owners of poultries cut off their beaks and toes without anaesthesia. They cannot stand without pain but there is no space to sit. They stand in their own faeces, covered with mites that suck their blood. They get very, very sick immediately and are then

kept alive with antibiotics, hormones and pesticides. All these go into the meat when the bird is killed and has created major sickness in humans, starting with the superbug which is untreatable, and going on to cancer, epilepsy, kidney failure and every other major disease. This could all be prevented if the birds were allowed to roam freely in the sun with natural food (instead of spoilt grain, cardboard, the dead bodies of fellow chickens and marble mixed with veterinary drugs), given fresh sources of water and allowed to live naturally before being killed. It takes the same space that the poultry now has . The same problem is with piggeries. The pig is an intelligent and emotional animal and locking her up in a small crate and feeding her badly with only disgusting restaurant waste, inseminating her forcibly and then taking away the babies, makes her very sick. She gets worms, serious illnesses, and all these are passed on to the consumer of

pork. Veal is from baby calves who are locked into tight crates so that they cannot move and then starved to death so that they become anaemicand their meat turns white. They are killed in six weeks. In California, hundreds of volunteers are on the street going from door to door collecting signatures from the mandatory 3,65,000 signatures. They have, by law, a finite time to collect the signatures . Some of them eat meat – they simply don’t want to be sick from it. The new law, if it comes into being, will ban the sale of all eggs, pork or veal from a caged animal – if campaigners can get enough signatures. If passed, it would be the most progressive farm animal welfare law and the most progressive human health law in the world. The new measure would ban cages of any kind for hens, gestation crates for mother pigs, so narrow they can’t turn around, and veal crates for calves, which restrict movement for their entire lives. By the end of 2019 all hens would have to be cage-free – living, at minimum, on an open barn floor or in an indoor aviary with multiple levels for birds to go up and down. It would have national implications, applying not just to in-state famers but to any farmer doing business with the world’s sixth largest economy.

The deadline is May 1st and they have 2 lakh signatures so far. This is history in the making. It will put California ahead of the European Union, which banned battery cages for poultry in 2012 across Europe– and even cage-free leaders such as Germany and the Netherlands.. In 2008 California passed Proposition 2 in 2008 which banned battery cages and said animals must have space to turn around, lie down and stretch their limbs. In 2016, Massachusetts made history with the first sales ban on products from confined animals, which passed by a landslide 78%. California is now working to top that . And India?? Sigh!! Committee after committee has been formed from BIS to FSSAI, the Health ministry, the Drug Controller of India. Each one agrees that something has to be done. But they pass it on to another committee. There is no political will and, in the absence of a clear order, no bureaucrat will move. On top of that there are lobbies of slaughterhouses that will pay bureaucrats and politicians not to change the filthy unhealthy status quo. I wish politicians would put human health on the top of their agenda – everything else would fall into place. To join the animal welfare movement contact gandhim@,


Lettter to pm Modi ‘Darkest hour, failed as a Nation’: Ex-bureaucrats


mid criticism against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s delayed response to the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, a group of 50 retired bureaucrats has written a strongly worded open letter to the Prime Minister questioning him, his government and the party. The letter accused the PM of choosing to remain silent and said he broke silence only when public outrage both in India and internationally reached a point when he could no longer ignore it. The retired bureaucrats also listed a set of demands such as to reach out to the families of the victims in Unnao and Kathua and seek their forgiveness on behalf of all of us. It also demanded steps be taken to remove from Government anyone who has been associated with hate crimes and hate speeches. Here’s the full text of the ex-bureaucrat’s open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Honourable Prime Minister, We are a group of retired civil servants who came together last year to express our concern at the decline in the secular, democratic, and liberal values enshrined in our constitution. We did so to join other voices of protest against the frightening climate of hate, fear and viciousness that the ruling establishment had insidiously induced. We spoke then as we do now: as citizens who have no affiliations with any political party nor adherence to any political ideology other than the values enshrined in our Constitution. We had hoped that as someone sworn to upholding the Constitution, the Government that you head and the party to which you belong would wake up to this alarming decline, take the lead in stemming the rot and reassure everyone, especially the minorities and vulnerable sections of society that they need not fear for their life and liberty. This hope has been destroyed. Instead, the unspeakable horror of the Kathua and the Unnao incidents shows that the Government has failed in performing the most basic of the responsibilities given to it by the people. We, in turn, have failed as a nation which took pride in its ethical, spiritual and cultural heritage and as a society which treasured its civilisational values of tolerance, compassion and fellow feeling. By giving sustenance to the brutality of one human being against another in the name of Hindus we have failed as human beings. The bestiality and the barbarity involved in the rape and murder of an eight year old child shows the depths of depravity that we have sunk

into. In post-Independence India, this is our darkest hour and we find the response of our Government, the leaders of our political parties inadequate and feeble. At this juncture, we see no light at the end of the tunnel and we hang our heads in shame. Our sense of shame is all the more acute because our younger colleagues who are still in service, especially those working in the districts and are required by law to care for and protect the weak and the vulnerable, also seem to have failed in their duty. Prime Minister, we write to you not just to express our collective sense of shame and not just to give voice to our anguish or lament and mourn the death of our civilisational values - but to express our rage. Rage over the agenda of division and hate your party and its innumerable, often untraceable offshoots that spring up from time to time, have insidiously introduced into the grammar of our politics, our social and cultural life and even our daily discourse. It is that which provides the social sanction and legitimacy for the incidents in Kathua and Unnao. In Kathua in Jammu, it is the culture of majoritarian belligerence and aggression promoted by the Sangh Parivar which emboldened rabid communal elements to pursue their perverse agenda. They knew that their behaviour would be endorsed by the politically powerful and those who have made their careers by polarising Hindus and Muslims across a sectarian divide. In Unnao in UP it is the reliance on the worst kinds of patriarchal feudal Mafia Dons to capture votes and political power that gives such persons the freedom to rape and murder and extort as a way of asserting their own personal power. But even more reprehensible than such abuse of power, it is the response of the State Government in hounding the victim of rape and her family instead of the alleged perpetrator that shows how perverted governance practices have become. That the Government of UP finally acted only when it was compelled to do so by the High Court, shows its hypocrisy and the half-heartedness of its intent. In both cases, Prime Minister, it is your party which is in power. Given your supremacy within the party and the centralised control you and your Party President exercise, you more than anyone else have to be held responsible for this terrifying state of affairs. Instead of owning up and making reparations however, you had until yesterday chosen to remain silent, breaking your silence only when public outrage both in India and internationally reached a point when you could no longer ignore it.

And even then, while you have condemned the act and expressed a sense of shame, you have not condemned the communal pathology behind the act nor shown the resolve to change the social, political and administrative conditions under which such communal hate is bred. We have had enough of these belated remonstrations and promises to bring justice when the communal cauldron is forever kept boiling by forces nested within the Sangh Parivar. Prime Minister , these two incidents are not just ordinary crimes where, with the passage of time, the wounds inflicted on our social fabric, on our body politic and the moral fibre of our society will heal and it will soon be business as usual. This is a moment of existential crisis, a turning point - the way the Government responds now will determine whether we as a nation and as a republic have the capacity to overcome the crisis of constitutional values, of governance and the ethical order within which we function. And to this end we call upon you to do the following: Reach out to the families of the victims in Unnao and Kathua and seek their forgiveness on behalf of all of us.Fast-track the prosecution of the perpetrators in the Kathua case and request for a Court directed SIT in the Unnao case, without further adoIn the memory of these innocent children and all other victims of hate crime, renew a pledge to offer special protection to Muslims, to Dalits, to members of other minority communities, to women and children so that they need not fear for their life and liberty and any threat to these will be extinguished with the full force of State authority.Take steps to remove from Government anyone who has been associated with hate crimes and hate speeches. Call for an All Party Meeting to deliberate on ways in which the phenomenon of hate crime can be tackled socially, politically and administratively. It is possible that even this may be too little too late but it will restore some sense of order and give hope that the free fall into anarchy can be arrested. We live in hope. Signed: SP Ambrose, IAS (Retd). Former Additional Secretary, Ministry of Shipping and Transport, GoI, Vappala Balachandran, IPS (Retd). Former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, GoIChandrashekhar Balakrishnan. IAS (Retd). Former Secretary, Ministry of Coal, GoIPradip Bhattacharya, IAS (Retd). Former Additional Chief Secretary, Development & Planning and Administrative Train-

ing Institute, Govt. of West Ibrahimi, IAS (Retd). Former Additional Chief Secretary, BengalMeeran C Borwankar, Chief Secretary (rank) BiGovt. of West BengalUmrao IPS (Retd). Former DGP, harAjai Kumar, Indian Forest Salodia, IAS (Retd). Former Bureau of Police Research Service (Retd). Former DiChairman, Rajasthan Road and Development, Gorector, Ministry of AgriculTransport Corporation, ISundar Burra, IAS (Retd). ture, GoIArun Kumar, IAS Govt. of RajasthanDeepak Former Secretary, Govt. of (Retd). Former Chairman, Sanan, IAS (Retd). Former MaharashtraJavid ChowdNational Pharmaceutical Principal Adviser (AR) to hury, IAS (Retd). Former Pricing Authority, GoIHarsh Chief Minister, Govt. of Health Secretary, GoIAnna Mander, IAS (Retd). Govt. Himachal PradeshE. A.S. Dani, IAS (Retd). Former of Madhya PradeshAditi Sarma, IAS (Retd). Former Additional Chief Secretary, Mehta, IAS (Retd). Former Secretary, Department of Govt. of MaharashtraSurjit Additional Chief Secretary, Economic Affairs, MinisK. Das. IAS (Retd). Former Govt. of RajasthanSunil try of Finance, GoIN.C. Chief Secretary, Govt. of Mitra, IAS (Retd). Former Saxena, IAS (Retd). Former UttarakhandVibha Puri Das. Secretary, Ministry of FiSecretary, Planning ComIAS (Retd) Former Secretary, nance, GoISobha Nambisan, mission, GoIArdhendu Sen, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, IAS (Retd). Former Principal IAS (Retd). Former Chief GoINareshwar Dayal. IFS Secretary (Planning), Govt. Secretary, Govt. of West (Retd). Former Secretary, of KarnatakaAmitabha BengalAbhijit Sengupta, IAS Ministry of External Affairs Pande, IAS (Retd). For(Retd). Secretary, Ministry and High Commissioner to mer Secretary, Inter-State of Culture, GoIAftab Seth, the United KingdomKeshav Council, GoINiranjan IFS (Retd). Former AmbasDesiraju, IAS (Retd). Former Pant,IA&AS (Retd). Forsador to JapanNavrekha Health Secretary, GoIM.G. mer Deputy Comptroller & Sharma, IFS (Retd). Former Devasahayam, IAS (Retd). Auditor General of IndiaP. Ambassador to IndonesiaHar Former Secretary, Govt. of R. Parthasarathy, IPS (Retd). Mander Singh, IAS (Retd). HaryanaSushil Dubey, IFS Former Director, AntiFormer Director General, (Retd). Former Ambassador Corruption Bureau, Govt. ESI Corporation, GoIJawhar to SwedenK.P. Fabian, IFS of MaharashtraAlok Perti, Sircar, IAS (Retd). For(Retd). Former Ambassador IAS (Retd) Former Secretary, mer Secretary, Ministry of to ItalyMeena Gupta, IAS Ministry of Coal, GoIN.K. Culture, GoI, & CEO, Prasar (Retd). Former Secretary, Raghupathy, IAS (Retd). ForBharatiK.S. Subramanian, Ministry of Environment & mer Chairman, Staff SelecIPS (Retd). Former DirecForests, GoIRavi Vira Gupta, tion Commission, GoIM.Y. tor General, State Institute IAS (Retd). Former Deputy Rao, IAS (Retd).Sujatha of Public Administration & Governor, Reserve Bank of Rao, IAS (Retd). Former SecRural Development, Govt. IndiaWajahat Habibullah, retary, Ministry of Health, of TripuraGeetha Thoopal, IAS (Retd). Former SecreGoIJulio Ribeiro, IPS (Retd). IRAS (Retd). Former Genertary, GoI and Chief Informa- Former Adviser to Governor al Manager, Metro Railway, tion CommissionerSajjad of Punjab & Ambassador KolkataRamani Venkatesan, Hassan, IAS (Retd). Former to RomaniaAruna Roy, IAS IAS (Retd).Former Director Commissioner (Planning), (Resigned)Manabendra N. General, YASHADA, Govt. Govt. of ManipurM.A. Roy, IAS (Retd). Former Of Maharashtra

Reader’s Post Sir,

May justice prevail

“Rape”, the worst word of the dictionary, becomes very much associate with the so-called civilized society of our country and no more shock us like then. Though the victim’s family has to go through the poignancy for several years and most of us habitually limit our acknowledgement by passing some text and pics mechanically like an android. And other opportunistic sections of society tend to be calculative with the case on the basis of political merits. If they get any political flavour then they wait no moment to propagate the incident with rainbow colours. Otherwise they love to be under the cloth. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) India has been failed to protect her almost 20000 daughters annually (average data) from their rapists. But how many times movements like Asifa case of Jammu or Nirvaya case of Delhi we did see? Unfortunatly we get hardly any satisfactory answer then. Are we classified the rapists? Is the Rapist of Asifa is more blameworthy than the Rapist of Punjab who did the same with a teenager under the gun point just after two days of Asifa case? Are the victim of other rape cases not deserved the similar treatments from the so-called civilized people who raised their voices for Asifa or Nirvaya cases? It is disheartening that they never get and it is not justified at all. People are becoming unrest, opportunistic and materialistic by as day progresses. Education has failed to discipline us. Spirituality has failed to light up our conscience. And when education and spirituality are valued no more; savageness, lust and other cannibalistic vices displace consequently our ethics. We have loosen our fair minded, we have loosen our unprejudiced opinion, we have loosen our unbiased visionary abilities and we have loosen our humanity overall. And ultimately we are heading towards the very fierce world where everything would be scattered around and we would be failed to recover our fellow feeling. We the people of so-called society who love to propagate the temporary movements on the basis of political merits are doing no lesser shameful job unlike the plunder. All the Rapist are the beast and no words, no movement and no punishment are enough to condemn the evil spirits. We should not only be non discriminated and unbiased but should be viewed each case comprehensively also. People of other countries consider India as the rape capital of the World. We are already late and should not be too late to wait for the ultimate destruction of our social system. We should be assembled under the same umbrella forgetting colour, creed, race and religion to eradicate the evils from the society and obliterate the beasts before its ruin us. I am confident that, in the end, good sense and justice will prevail. Dulal Debnath, Teacher, Railway High School, N.F.RLY, Dimapur, Nagaland

Reader’s note: Articles or letters published in any of the columns do not reflect the view of this newspaper nor that of the Editor in any manner.


Nitish, Sushil set to enter Bihar Legislative council

JD(U) and the BJP will lose two seats and one seat respectively in the current round, while the RJD can win four seats and the Congress can win one seat. Kumar, Modi, state Health Minister Mangal Pandey and four others filed their nominations today for the the state Legislative Council polls. Senior Bihar Congress leader Prem Chandra Mishra was the first among the seven candidates of various political parties, who filed their papers at the Assembly secretariat today. Rameshwar Mahto and Khalid Anwar (both

RD deptt, DDVDBSA refute NPF allegations on fund misuse (From p-1) Further, on the allegation levelled against the principal secretary RD, the association stated that whatever money has been put at Nagarjan village was not for a personal purpose but for the development of the village/community. It stated that there was no point in targeting one particular person or making it a personal issue, saying the responsible officer was only carrying out his obligated duties within the laid down norms of the Act.

DDVDBA also and said that there was no question of the principal secretary implementing or allocating the funds according to his own whims and fancies as the fund was found to be released as per the labour budget approved. Stating that since inception of VDB in 1980 no political parties played blame game or obstructed the functioning of the VDBs, the association urged the responsible political party to refrain from obstructing the department in carrying out its duties

and allow the department to execute duties as per the norms and guidelines of the scheme. Meanwhile, the association has also requested all the responsible political parties not to fight over or politicise MGNREGA schemes as it was the only scheme that reached grassroots level and have been uplifting the living standard of the rural poor. It asked them to rather turn their attention to other more important burning issues that was plaguing the Naga society.

LRD to bring 300 ha under coffee plantation within 100 days (From p-1) He added that the department had developed more than 16,000 hectares of rubber cultivation where about 16 lakh trees were tapped in Mokokchung, Wokha, Dimapur, Peren, Longleng and Mon districts. Yeptho said post harvest support was being provided to the farmers by the department, which also planned to provide

200 rubber rollers to the rubber growing farmers within 100 days. The director said the department would take up inventorisation of 100 springs in two village clusters – Khrimitimi in Zunheboto district and Chizami in Phek district – within 100 days. Earlier, the minister formally launched the programme by planting coffee sapling at the directorate premises.

exercise (demonetisation), the currency in circulation increased to Rs 16,50,000 crore. But notes of Rs 2,000 are missing from the market.” He was apparently referring to news reports of ATMs running out of cash at some places in the state. “Where these notes of Rs 2,000 denomination are going, who are keeping them out of circulation?

Who are the persons creating shortfall of cash? This is a conspiracy to create problems. The government will act tough on this,” he said. He had taken up the issue with the Union Government, Chouhan added. Farmers can call the control room at his official residence on 0755-2540500 if they face any agrarian problem, the chief minister said. Hitting out at oppo-

Nagas have no concern about economy, says CM (From p-1) In his introductory remarks, Kohima DPDB chairman and advisor, youth resource & sports, Er. Zale Neikha, urged all the members to cooperate and work with sincerity while discharging one’s responsibilities. He also requested the members to contribute constructive inputs towards the programme of DPDB. “Kohima being the capital of the state, our dedication and responsibilities are more, compared with our counterpart,” said Er. Zale. Short speeches were also delivered by NLA speaker, Er. Vikho-o Yhoshu, advisors-- Neikiesalie Kire, R. Khing, and Keneizhakho Nakhro, MLA. DC and DPDB Kohima vice chairman, Rajesh Soundararajan, delivered welcome speech and also highlighted DPDB activities. After the programme, the DPDB agenda was also deliberated.

‘Surat victim may have belonged to Odisha’ Surat (Guj), Apr 16 (PTI): The minor girl, whose body was found 10 days ago with signs of rape and torture, may have originally hailed from Odisha, a Gujarat minister said today amid intensified efforts by the police to establish her identity. The body of the girl, aged between nine and 11 years, was found in the bushes near a cricket ground in Bhestan locality here on April 6, the police said. The

body bore 86 injury marks, including on her private parts. A doctor at the city Civil Hospital here had said that the nature of injuries suggested that she was possibly held captive, tortured and raped. The police today said the data of the missing children of several states was scanned but yet there was no lead regarding the identity of the girl. Minister of State for Home Pradipsinh

Jadeja told reporters that the victim was believed to be from some other state, possibly Odisha. Surat’s ACP (Crime) R R Sarvaiya said it was possible that the girl belonged to a state other than Gujarat. He said the police had scanned the missing children’s data of several states, including Odisha and West Bengal, the two states the police believe the girl most likely belonged to.

a plea by Sikhism’s highest religious bodies to stop the release of the National Award-winning and Censor Board-certified movie Nanak Shah Fakir for having a human characterise Guru Nanak. The film won the National Award for promoting national integrity. Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, who led the Bench, said the film was only a “venerated projection of Guru Nanak in celluloid language.” “Any injunction [on the film] will be slightly stretching the constitutional principles,” the Chief Justice observed. “This is a regional film which has won a National Award for promoting national integrity... There is only one award like this.... it is not an ordinary award,” Chief Justice Misra remarked. The Chief Justice said the film “actually makes people aware of the Gurus.” The top judge said the issue in the case was not the essential features of Sikhism, but instead, whether this movie has violated the provisions of the Cinematograph Act.

C h e n na i , Ap r 1 6 (IANS): A meeting of opposition party leaders in Tamil Nadu, led by DMK, held here on Monday decided to seek an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain the problems faced by the farmers and urge him to set up Cauvery Management Board (CMB). The meeting also passed a resolution to hold human chain protest on April 23 in all district headquarters to pressurise the Central government to set up the CMB and Cauvery Water Regulatory Authority (CWRC). Copies of the resolution passed the meeting was shared with the media. Leaders of the opposition parties, including DMK allies and likeminded parties, met at DMK’s headquarters here and decided to seek an appointment with Modi as the AIADMK state government was not able to get an appointment with the Prime Minister as per the decision taken at the all-party meeting chaired by Chief Minister K.Palaniswami here.

Supreme Court of India.

New Delhi, APR 16 (Agencies): It is a violation of secularism for a religion to bar a person from writing a book about it or portraying it through a painting, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud orally observed on Monday. A religion cannot be adamant that its sole

portrayal should be confined to just one “book.” It cannot say that others are not free to sketch or render their version or ideas about the religion. Such a bar is just not enforceable, Justice Chandrachud said. The Supreme Court made the observation on

AIMIM not to field candidates 3 Oil PSUs to give 70k LPG connections in Guj in K’taka polls; to support JDS HYDERABAD, APR 16 (AGENCIES): Following, TRS president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao extending support to the Janata Dal (Secular) in Karnataka assembly polls, the AIMIM which is an ally of TRS in Telangana, has also announced that it favoured H D Kumaraswamy for the chief minister’s position. “The party led by Deve Gowda should get maximum number of seats in the Karnataka elections. The MIM will not field its candidates in the polls. Instead, the party will campaign for JDS candidates in Karnataka,” MIM president and Hyderabad MP, Asaduddin Owaisi said here on Monday. Asaduddin Owaisi said he favoured a nonCongress and non-BJP government coming to

Rs 2,000 notes are vanishing: Chouhan Shajapur, Apr 16 (PTI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today claimed that Rs 2,000 notes were vanishing from the market, and alleged that there was a “conspiracy” behind it. Addressing a farmers’ convention here, Chouhan said, “The currency worth Rs 15,00,000 crore was in circulation before demonetisation. After this

TN opposition to seek appointment with Modi for CMB

sition Congress, Chouhan said, “Last year farmers were instigated in a planned manner....The Congress wants to set the state on fire.” We s t e r n M a d h ya Pradesh had witnessed a violent farmers’ agitation over crop prices and loan waiver last June. “There should be no politics when it comes to the interests of farmers,” Chouhan said.

power in Karnataka for which reason he was supporting the JDS. He said after the Karnataka polls, even in the Lok Sabha elections next year, there would be a non-Congress and non-BJP alliance in power. “We feel both national parties have totally failed. We want non-Congress and non-BJP government in Karnataka for a qualitative development. MIM will not be fielding any candidates, I will address public meetings to support JDS if there is a need. I had a talk with Kumaraswamy. We will support JDS and campaign also,” he said. Owaisi said it was in the interest of Karnataka and the nation that Kumaraswamy became CM. Congress is not powerful enough to stop BJP,” he said.

Ahmedabad, Apr 16 (PTI): Three major public sector oil companies today announced that they would be distributing 70,000 LPG connections in the state on April 20 to households living Below Poverty Line (BPL). “To popularise the use of clean fuel for cooking among the rural population of the country, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has decided to celebrate April 20 as Ujjwala Diwas,” said Executive Director, Gujarat, Indian Oil Corporation, S S Lamba, at a press meet here today. On that day, around 15,000 ‘LPG panchayats’ will be held across the country under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), Lamba said. “In Gujarat, distributors of Indian Oil Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) and Bharat


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beneficiaries at each of these 701 community gatherings” said Lamba, who is also the state level coordinator of oil marketing companies in Gujarat.


Patna, Apr 16 (PTI): All the 11 nominees, including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, are set to be elected to the state Legislative council in the biennial election. Only 11 candidates have filed papers against as many vacancies in the state Upper House, Bihar Assembly Secretary Ram Shresth Rai, who is also the returning officer for the polls, told PTI. The last date for nomination filing was today. Though Kumar, Modi and others are set to enter the council, the ruling

Kumar and Modi will enter the state Legislative council for the third consecutive term, while for Rabri Devi, it will be the second term in continuity. After coming to power for the first time in 2005 heading an NDA coalition of the JD(U) and the BJP, both Kumar and Modi have been members of Bihar’s Upper House. For winning a council seat, a candidate needs 21 votes. Of the major parties, while the RJD has 81 members in the Bihar Assembly, the JD(U) has 70 (excluding Speaker Vijay Kumar Chaudhary), the BJP 53 and the Congress 27. Of the 11 members, whose term will expire on May 6, five belong to the JD(U), four to the BJP and one to the RJD. Narendra Singh, who had sided with Jitan Ram Manjhi after rebelling against Kumar but returned to the JD(U) after Manjhi joined hands with Lalu Prasad, had lost his council seat under the antidefection law.

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from the JD-U) and former Union minister Sanjay Paswan of the BJP also filed their papers today. Four RJD candidates -- former chief minister Rabri Devi, state party president Ramchandra Purbe, senior leaders Khurshid Mohsin and Santosh Manjhi (son of former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi) -- have already filed their papers on April 13. A total of 11 candidates have filed papers for 11 seats, which will fall vacant next month as the terms of the sitting members will expire. JD(U) national president Kumar, Rabri Devi, Modi and Pandey are among those whose term will expire on May 6. The scrutiny of papers will take place on April 17, while the last date for withdrawal of nominations is April 19, Rai said. If no other candidate, apart from those who have already filed their papers, enters the fray, the results for all the 11 seats could be declared after 3 pm on April 19, he added.



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part of the day, the home currency drifted sharply in mid-afternoon deals to hit a fresh intra-day low of 65.51 before concluding the day at 65.49, revealing a steep loss of 29 paise, or 0.44 per cent. This is the lowest closing since October 3, 2017, when it had settled at 65.50 against the US dollar. The US Treasury Department added India to its watch list of countries with potentially questionable foreign exchange policies, joining China and four others which impacted overall forex trading mood, traders said. The twin shocks of country’s trade deficit hitting USD 13.69 billion and exports dipping after a gap of four months in March weighed on the rupee. Capital outflows too added pressure even as importers rushed to cover their unhedged positions. According to exchange data, foreign investors withdrew Rs 308.13 crore from capital markets today.



Mumbai, Apr 16 (PTI): The rupee Monday plunged by 29 paise or 0.44 per cent to close at a six-month low of 65.49 against the US currency on widening trade deficit concerns amid heightened geopolitical worries. The Indian unit was the biggest loser among Asian currencies which suffered due to a strong US dollar after the strike on Syria by the US, the UK and France. Among Asian currencies, Chinese yuan and Singapore dollar dropped 0.1 per cent, the Philippine peso and Malaysia’s ringgit declined up to 0.2 per cent against the dollar following hopes that the strikes would not lead to a broader escalation in the conflict. The rupee resumed on a bearish note at 65.30 per dollar from previous close of 65.20 at the inter-bank Naga Council Dimapur vice president, Hokheto Chophy inaugurating an foreign exchange (forex) ayurvedic retail shop ‘Ayurvedic Solution Point’ at Naga Shopping Complex, market. Dimapur on Monday. The proprietors of the retail shop are Aftab Alam and After trading in a narHazrat Belal Ansari. (NP) row range during the early




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It was one of the major impediments in the way of building a charging ecosystem in the country, he said, adding that SMEV requests the government to address other related issues like acquisition of land, along with physical and non physical incentives. Last month, Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh had said, “We will come up shortly with a policy, including regulatory framework and technical standards on e-vehicles. Besides, we also have a plan for electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the next 15-20 days for setting up charging stations along corridors to be identified.” The clarification however does not provide more details like average cost of supply of power. An official had earlier said the policy on charging stations on points along identified corridors -- draft


lower by Rs 100 each to Rs 32,000 and Rs 31,850 per ten gram, respectively. The precious metal had gained Rs 300 in Saturday’s trade. Sovereign also slipped by Rs 100 to Rs 24,800 per piece of eight gram. In step with gold, silver ready declined by Rs 100 to Rs 39,900 per kg, while weekly-based delivery edged up by Rs 25 to Rs 38,950 per kg.


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New Delhi, Apr 16 (PTI): Gold prices declined by Rs 100 to Rs 32,000 per ten gram at the bullion market Monday, tracking a weak trend overseas amid easing demand from local jewellers. Silver followed suit and shed Rs 100 to Rs 39,900 per kg on reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers. Traders said apart from


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New Delhi, Apr 16 (PTI): The power ministry has categorised charging batteries of electric vehicles as a service, a move which will help such stations operate without licence and encourage the use of evehicles. Transmission, distribution and trading of electricity need licences under the Electricity Act. Therefore, all utilities have to seek licences for sale of power to consumers. The ministry said in a clarification that during the charging of e-vehicles, a station does not perform any activity related to the transmission, distribution or trading of electricity. “Hence charging of batteries of electric vehicles through charging station does not any require licence under the provision of the Electricity Act 2003,” it said. It is a progressive step, said Sohinder Gill, Director Corporate Affairs, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV).


New Delhi, Apr 16 (PTI): Telecom regulator Trai Monday unveiled beta version of a portal that aims to bring on one platform the telecom tariffs offered by different operators and in different service areas. The move is expected to provide more transparency and information on multiple tariff offerings by telcos, helping consumers at large. “To enable consumers see tariffs of different TSPs (telecom service providers) and different Licensed Service Areas (LSAs) at a single place, a beta version of portal namely www.tariff. has been released by Trai today,” the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) said in a statement. Emphasising that it has a mandate to ensure transparency in the sector, Trai said various tariff plans and other tariff instruments are being provided at its website in a downloadable format, for easy access.


March from 3.81 per cent in the previous month. Icra Principal Economist Aditi Nayar said the rise in global crude petroleum and natural gas prices, as well as the recent depreciation of

the Indian Rupee relative to the US dollar, are likely to push up the WPI inflation in April 2018. “However, the extent of pass through of higher crude oil prices to retail fuel prices, in light of whether the uptick is absorbed by oil marketing companies or cuts in excise/ VAT are instituted by the central or state governments, remains to be seen. We expect the average WPI inflation to rise to around 3.9 per cent in 2018-19 from 2.9 per cent in 2017-18,” Nayar said. Besides, January WPI inflation has been revised upwards to 3.02 per cent from the provisional estimate of 2.84 per cent. As per data released last week, retail inflation slipped to a fivemonth low of 4.28 per cent in March on account of decline in food prices. The RBI takes into account retail inflation while deciding on monetary policy. In its first monetary policy review for 2018-19, the Reserve Bank earlier this month maintained status quo on interest rate citing inflationary concerns. It revised downwards forecast for retail inflation to 4.7-5.1 per cent for April-September and 4.4 per cent for October-March.


New Delhi, Apr 16 (PTI): Inflation based on wholesale prices slipped marginally to 2.47 per cent in March on falling prices of food items, especially vegetables and pulses. On the basis of Wholesale Price Index (WPI), inflation was 2.48 per cent in February and 5.11 per cent in March last year. According to a government data released today, food articles witnessed deflation after about eight months as vegetables, cereals, pulses, eggs, meat and fish, turned cheaper. Wholesale prices of food articles fell 0.29 per cent in March compared to a 0.88 per cent rise in the previous month. Deflation in pulses was 20.58 per cent, in vegetables (2.70 per cent), wheat (1.19 per cent) and egg, meat and fish (0.82 per cent) in March. Inflation in onion continued to rule high at 42.22 per cent and in potato at 43.25 per cent. Manufactured products inflation was at 3.03 per cent even as sugar prices fell 10.48 per cent during the month. However, rising crude oil prices pushed up inflation in the ‘fuel and power’ basket to 4.70 per cent in

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Comey calls Trump ‘serial liar’; ‘morally unfit’ to be President

WASHINGTON, APR 16 (IANS): Former FBI Director James Comey, in his first interview since being fired last May, said that Donald Trump is “morally unfit” to be US President, a “serial liar” who treated women like “meat” and it was “possible” that Russians had material that could be used to blackmail him. In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on Sunday night, he also described him as a “stain” on everyone who worked for him. The former head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation compared the Trump administration to a “mafia family” and said that the President was incinerating the country’s crucial norms and traditions like a “wildfire”. Comey’s remarks were the latest salvo in a war of words with the US President, who blasted

James Comey the former FBI director on Twitter earlier. “Slippery James Comey, a man who always ends up badly, will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!” Trump wrote on Sunday. The FBI chief was fired while the agency was probing possible collusion between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia’s meddling in the US election. Comey is now a crucial witness for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Russia probe. Mueller is also a

former FBI chief. Comey however dismissed claims that Trump was medically unfit to hold office. “I don’t buy this stuff about him being mentally incompetent or early stages of dementia... I think he’s morally unfit to be President.” “A person who treats women like they’re pieces of meat, who lies constantly... and insists the American people believe it, that person’s not fit to be President of the US, on moral grounds,” he added. The interview came ahead of the release of his tell-all book “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership” on Tuesday. Also a lawyer, Comey made an allegation that Trump had cavorted with prostitutes in Moscow that left him vulnerable to blackmail by the Russian government. “I think it’s possible, I don’t know... These are more words I never thought

I’d utter about a President of the US, but it’s possible.” Comey said that he would not favour impeaching Trump, because that “would let the American people off the hook” and the public was “duty bound” to vote Trump out of office in the next election. The former FBI chief also took aim at Trump’s personal appearance, saying his hands are “average-sized” and his skin is “orange”. “He had impressively coiffed hair, his tie was too long as it always is, he looked slightly orange up close with small white halfmoons under his eyes, which I assume are from tanning goggles,” he said. During the interview, Comey repeated his assertion, made at a Congressional hearing that Trump told him that he expected loyalty and pressured him to drop an investigation into Michael Flynn.


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7 killed, 17 injured in South Carolina prison riot S O U T H C A RO L I NA , APR 16 (AGENCIES): Seven prison inmates were killed and 17 others were injured in an hours-long series of fights between inmates at a prison in South Carolina, the state Corrections Department said on Twitter on Monday report reuters. The Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina, about 40 miles (64 km) northeast of the state capital of Columbia, was secured at 2:55 a.m. EDT (0655 GMT), officials said. The violence began at around 7:15 p.m. EST (2315 GMT) on Sunday night, spilling out over three housing units. All prison staff and law enforcement officers were safe and accounted for, officials said on Twitter. The prison has 1,583 inmates, according to its website. It was one of the deadliest U.S. prison incidents in years. In 1993, nine inmates and one corrections officer died at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, according to local media.

WASHINGTON, APR 16 (IANS): White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has criticised former FBI Director James Comey, whose controversial memoirs will go on sale this coming week, adding that it is time to “move on” from the Russia investigation. “Not only has... special counsel (Robert Mueller) but a number of different congressional committees have been looking at this for over a year and come up with nothing. I think it really is getting time to move on and I certainly think the American people would appreciate Congress and the rest of the country being able to focus on some of the things that really impact them,” said Sanders on Sunday on the ABC News programme “This Week”, Efe news reported. Mueller is investigating the links between the Kremlin and President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, but is also looking into other areas such as obstruction of justice, money laundering and a number of

Sarah Huckabee Sanders others issues. Sanders’ remarks came at a time when Trump has been openly engaged in a media and public opinion war to undermine Comey, who in an interview to be aired Sunday night - but from which numerous excerpts have already been made public - compares the president to a “mob boss”. “James Comey is a self-admitted leaker. He lied to Congress. He’s been inconsistent,” said Sanders, who went on to claim that the former FBI chief has no credibility and no support

39 killed in Pak court bans airing ‘contemptuous’ accidents UN urges Maldives to allow exduring speeches by Nawaz Sharif, Maryam SL New Year president to contest elections ISLAMABAD, APR 16 (IANS): The Lahore High Court ordered on Monday a temporary ban on the airing of “contemptuous” speeches about the country’s judiciary by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other PML-N leaders. Giving the decision on over two dozen petitions filed against “anti-judiciary” speeches by Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and other party leaders, the court ordered the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to decide on the petitions in 15 days. Until then, the court asked PEMRA to refrain from airing any such remarks, Geo News reported. Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi, who headed a three-member

Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz full bench, also ruled that the court will personally monitor PEMRA’s conduct in the next two weeks to see how it implements the court’s order. The petitions filed in the Lahore High Court contended that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leadership had been making derogatory speeches against

Supreme Court judges since Sharif ’s disqualification in the Panama Papers case in 2017. Naqvi said that while Article 19 of the Constitution allowed fair criticism of judiciary, not every person should be allowed to criticize it just for the sake of exercising their right to criticize.

COLOMBO, APR 16 (IANS): Thirty-nine people were killed in accidents across Sri Lanka during the New Year period which began on April 12 and ended on Monday, police said. The accidents were mainly due to drunken driving and speeding, police spokesperson S.P. Ruwan Gunasekara told Xinhua news agency. Over 515 drivers were also arrested for drunken driving from various districts during the period. Security had been tightened across the country since April 12 to nab drunk and speeding drivers. Sri Lanka celebrated its traditional New Year over the weekend, in what is considered the longest holiday in the island country.

G E N E VA , A P R 1 6 (IANS): The UN Human Rights Committee on Monday urged the Maldivian government to allow former President Mohamed Nasheed to stand for office, including the upcoming presidential election. Nasheed, who was the President of the Maldives between 2008 and 2012, was charged with crimes related to terrorism after his term ended and sentenced to 13 years in jail in 2015 as well as barred from running in a presidential election for 16 years, reports Efe news. “The UN human rights experts found that the judicial proceedings in which Nasheed was convicted were based on vague legislation, contained serious flaws and violated his right to a fair trial under the

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International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR),” the Committee said in a statement. It also observed that restrictions on Nasheed’s right to stand for office violated his right to political participation under article 25 of the ICCPR. “Political rights can be suspended or restricted only in exceptional circumstances and under certain

conditions. And judicial proceedings that violate the right to fair trial can render the resulting restriction of political rights arbitrary,” said Sarah Cleveland, a member of the committee. The committee’s decision, taken on April 4 and made public on Monday, urged the Maldives to quash Nasheed’s conviction and if necessary conduct a new trial to ensures fair trial guarantees. “As a party to the ICCPR, Maldives is obliged to make full reparation to individuals whose rights have been violated. We have asked Maldives to inform us within 180 days about the measures they have taken to implement our decision,” said Yuval Shany, vice-chair of the Human Rights Committee.

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RABAT, APR 16 (IANS/ MAP): Morocco has deplored the deterioration of the situation in the Middle East, including last week’s military escalation in Syria, and has said that “military options” will not only make quest for political solutions difficult but will deepen civilian suffering and “heighten anti-West sentiment”. Morocco, which has always respected international law, can only condemn the use

of chemical weapons, particularly against innocent civilian populations, an official source told the official MAP news agency, adding that “past experiences have taught us that military options, including air strikes -- no matter how justified or proportionate they can be -- only make it more difficult to find a political solution, deepen the suffering of civilian victims and heighten their anti-West

sentiment”. The timing chosen for this escalation, on the eve of important Arab events, and the absence of the usual appropriate consultations, may raise questions, misunderstanding and indignation, the source said.

Pakistan opens first school for transgenders LAHORE, APR 16 (IANS): Pakistan’s first school for the transgender community was launched here with its first classes slated to begin from Monday, a media report said. The school, ‘The Gender Guardian’, was inaugurated on Sunday by the NGO Exploring Future Foundation (EFF), which has attempted its first project, Dawn News reported. “We will be providing skill-based training and curriculum to the transgender community that has enrolled with us,” said Moizzah Tariq, EFF Managing Director. “Most of them have shown interest in sectors of the fashion industry including learning about cosmetics, fashion designing, embroidery, and stitching while some have also shown interest in graphic designing and culinary skills. Having gained information from them first we designed our courses for them,” added Tariq. Asif Shahzad, the owner of the school, said there are 30 people enrolled in the school. “I was moved after seeing the bomb blast in Indonesia in 2016 at a transgender school. It was the only such school in any Islamic country in the world.

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Seoul, Apr 16 (IANS): Ousted South Korean (SK) president Park Geun-hye on Monday decided not to appeal the 24-year jail term handed to her for her involvement in a corruption scandal which had led to her impeachment in January 2017. Park presented her appeal waiver to the Seoul Central District Court that had handed her the sentence on April 6, although the appeal trial will still go ahead as the prosecution had filed an appeal citing dissatisfaction over the ruling on the very same day, reports Efe news. Apart from the prison sentence, the court had also imposed a fine of 18 billion won ($16.8 million), after Park was found guilty of 16 of the 18 charges, including corruption, bribery and abuse of power.

said on Sunday. “It will not surprise those who know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock in the face of her failing health, worrying not for

past week. US President Donald Trump did not send wishes to the ailing former first lady, but Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen said “they were praying for Barbara Bush and the entire Bush family”. Barbara Bush is the only woman to have seen both her husband and son sworn in as US President. She is not, however, the only woman to have been both wife and mother of Presidents.


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herself - thanks to her abiding faith -- but for others,” according to the statement cited by the US media. “She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving,” it said. Barbara Bush is being cared for at her home in Houston and her husband, daughter Doro along with sons Marvin and Neil are with her. Her other sons, former President George W. Bush and former Governor Jeb Bush, have been in and out visiting her the


WASHINGTON, APR 16 (IANS): Barbara Bush, the 92-year-old former first lady of the US, is in failing health and will not seek further medical care beyond “comfort care” at home, a family spokesman said. The wife of former President George H.W. Bush has been suffering from a chronic pulmonary obstruction that has affected her cardiac capacity. After several recent hospitalizations, the former first lady has decided to focus on “comfort care” instead of additional treatment, the family’s statement

from either Democratic or Republican lawmakers. In fact, Trump on Sunday once again unloaded on the man he fired last May, a decision that is being investigated by Mueller as a possible attempt to obstruct justice in the Russia probe Comey was heading at the time. “Slippery James Comey, a man who always ends up badly and out of whack (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!” Trump wrote in a Twitter post.



Nagaland Post, Dimapur TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018

Wildlife Wing holds meetings with stakeholders GMS Kiruphema upgraded to GHS

Aoli Dobashis construct Ariju at Mkg DC’s Bungalow DIMAPUR: An Ariju, a replica of bachelors’ dormitory in Ao villages in olden days, was constructed by the Aoli Dobashis at DC’s Bungalow, Mokokchung. DIPR said it was constructed from the 2017-18 LADP fund. Ariju, the prime education and military training centre where all values were taught to young boys in olden days, was inaugurated by DC, Mokokchung, Sachin Jaiswal on April 16. With the inauguration of the Ariju, the DC’s official residential complex has become a captivating place in the district, the report said. Sachin Jaiswal in his inaugural speech, said that with the construction of an Ariju and the installation of a Sungkong (Log Drum) in 2017, the DC’s Bungalow was emerging as one of the most attractive places. Expressing his deep appreciation for the Dobashis for their good deed, the DC said he was considering inviting students from various schools to see the bungalow. Zulunungsang, P.A To DC in his introductory speech said that the Ariju, though small, was constructed in a bid to preserve the values of the Aos saying that social and institutional values were fast vanishing in the tide of modernity and its construction also made the DC’s bungalow closer to a heritage site. Ao Senden general secretary, S. Temsu Aier, who also addressed the gathering, commended the Dobashis for their good initiative.

Tsg DPDB holds April meeting

DIMAPUR: Tuensang District Planning and Development Board held its monthly meeting on April 11 at DCs Conference Hall under the chairmanship of Tuensang Deputy Commissioner L. Jamithung Lotha. DIPR reports that the Chairman, while welcoming the members, lauded all the officers for the successful conduct of the last General Assembly Elections. After reviewing the last month meeting minutes the Chairman brought up the ongoing repair of roads and drainage in the towns with the PWD Department. The DC also informed the house that SCERT, IPR and Village Guard Advisor, Toshi Wungthung has been appointed as Chairman of the Tuensang District Planning and Development Board.

Forest officials with VC officials and members of CRF.

where the government’s regulation was limited. In this aspect, he said that communities had to play bigger roles in conservation and protection of wildlife as compared to the government. He explained that Community Reserve Forests are forests owned and managed by the community and that it has been accorded protection under the Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972. Intanki National Park (202.20; Puliebadze Wildlife Sanctuary (9.23; Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary

(6.40 and Singphan Wildlife Sanctuary (23.57 are government owned protected areas. Total area is 241.20, a dismal 1.45% of the total geographical area of the state at 16579 However, he said, in Nagaland, most villages conserve and protect their forest through community conservation initiatives called Community Conservation Areas (CCAs). These CCAs are befitted by being declared as community reserves and Nagaland has so far notified

18 community reserves in the state. Dr. Inato Zhimomi of Tsuruhu village, under Satoi area thanked the wildlife wing of the Forest department for reaching one of the most remote villages under Zunheboto district for a noble and just cause. Zhekuto Zhimo, retd DFO of Khekiye village appealed to the Wildlife Wing to conduct awareness programmes about the importance of Forest and Wildlife and the various protections accorded to it under Wildlife Protection

‘Sweet Station anyone can bake’ book launched

DABA bids farewell to Pastor

DIMAPUR: ‘Sweet Station Anyone can Bake’, a book on baking by Jenny Kath Thong was released at Crossword Kohima on April 14 by Information & Public Relations Director, Limawati Ao. “Nagas are no less in creativity be it in film making, photography or in writing and we can do what others can do giving the opportunity” stated Limawati. Commenting on a cake made with indigenous ingredients, Limawati said it spoke volumes about the book and the unique recipes in the book. He hoped that the book would inspire upcoming bakers and that the younger generation would take baking to the next level. “A world class book written by a Naga and also published and printed in Nagaland. It makes us proud to be Nagas’, he said. He wished the book success and expressed his desire to see Pen Thrill Publication House publishing more such books. Jenny Kath, author of the book, while speaking at the event, said that as a working woman, a homemaker and a mother it was difficult for her to cater to all the people who wanted baking lessons, and this had sparked the idea

of a book with the recipes of all the cakes she had baked over the years. She said that the book should help people bake their own cakes. She also recalled her early years as a baker and how her mother and husband helped her in her journey of becoming a professional baker. She also said that the book is an easy to follow baking book and she has incorporated a section which uses local ingredients. The author Jenny Kath Thong is a self taught baker and an alumna of Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) Mumbai and is currently working as Rural Development Officer in the RD department. Her love for baking has resulted in ‘Sweet Station’ a favourite destination for cake lovers. The book will be sold in Bible House, Sweet station and Crossword Kohima and can also be purchased online. The prog ram was chaired by Theyiesinuo Keditsu, Asst Professor Kohima College. Pastor RBC, Dr. Kenny Tsela said the invocation and a vote of thanks by Daniel Thong. Publisher’s note was delivered by Vishu Rita Krocha, publisher, Pen Thrill Publication House.


Rev. Dr. Nokjung Tzudir. DIMAPUR: Dimapur Ao Baptist Arogo (DABA) bade farewell to Pastor, Rev. Dr. Nokjung Tzudir after 36 years of his service and on him attaining 60 years of age. Tzudir joined DABA when it had only two fellowships and he leaves behind eight fellowships and one prayer cell with 62 full time staff. According to a source, DABA will continue under the leadership of Rev. I Wati Jamir.

Act, 1972. At Lizutomi village under Aghunato sub-division, K. Caroline Angami, solicited the support of the village communities for even more cooperation towards conservation of Forests and Wildlife. The GB of Lizutomi village apprised the visiting team that since 2011, the Lizutomi Village Council has been controlling felling of trees, hunting of wild animals in the Community Reserve Forests, imposing a fine of Rs.5000 against anyone violating this decision of the village council. At the meeting with all the stakeholders of CRF at Aizuto, Satya Prakash Tripathi appealed to the people to take advantage of special safeguards under Art. 371A to preserve forests and wildlife. He also brought an awareness message to the students of Little Star School, Aizuto to be champions and ambassadors for the cause of wildlife. Rev. Mulato Chishi, executive secretary, Mission Compound, Aizuto stated that the Mission Compound has been instrumental in creating awareness among the people about the importance of wildlife.

Dt, Wokha the 16th April 2018

DIMAPUR: A new building of Lukuto Baptist Church (LBC) was dedicated by WSBAK executive secretary, Rev. Dr. Hevukhu Achumi on April 14 at Lukuto village. A press release from LBC stated that, the inaugural programme was also graced by Minister of PHED, Jacob Zhimomi. Rev. Dr. Achumi in his message quoted scriptures from the Bible and urged members to invite Christ into their lives just as people welcomed Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem. Rev. Dr. Achumi encouraged the congregation to invite Christ with a new and pure heart and to become new creations in Christ. He also asked the congregation to keep the new building as a holy sanctuary and a source of blessing. According to a report presented by the construction committee chairman,


I, Zakietuolie Rupreo (40 yrs), S/o Shri Puzolie Rupreo of Chiechama Village, do hereby tender my unconditional apology to the Gariphema Village Youth Organization/ Gariphema Village for defaming and tarnishing the good image of Gariphema Village on 03/03/2018 on Facebook group “The Naga Mirror’ using the account name “ Apong Angami” which belongs to my wife, alleging that a woman from Gariphema Village had casted 10 proxy votes at Jail Colony, Kohima for which she was paid Rs. 5000/- per vote. I express my sincere regret for the damages done to the good reputation of all concerned. I give my assurance that such acts will not be repeated in future and I am willing to abide by any action that may be initiated by authority in the event of such act being repeated by me. K-1054


DIMAPUR: Government High School (GHS) Kiruphema was inaugurated on April 12 by chief guest, Director of School of Education, Nagaland, Wothungo Tsopoe. A press release by GHS Kiruphema, said that in his speech, Tsopoe appealed to the teachers to be sincere and re-dedicate themselves to the school and produce better results. He also challenged the

parents to take equal responsibilities in bringing up the children. Tsopoe also appreciated the villagers for having deep concern for the school and for desire to upgrade the school which could be achieved mainly due to these qualities of the village leaders. The programme was chaired by Vizolie Chücha, the headmaster of the school, invocation was said

by Pastor Pecüvilie Kruneilie, a welcome address was delivered by teacher, D. Ponnachan, short speech delivered by SMC chairman Kedovitha Hesielie and vote of thanks by teacher, Rokovizo. The programme was attended by a host of officers from the school education department, officers of other departments in the area, village leaders and elders and parents of the students.

Rev. Dr. Hevukhu Achumi and Jacob Zhimomi along with others at the inauguration of new church building at Lukuto village on April 14. Kaoto Aye, the church was constructed through goodwill contributions from well wishers and villagers. A number of pastors and church leaders from neighbouring villages attended the program.

The dedication service was chaired by Hutoli Aye, associate pastor (woman) and was recorded by Ngukaho Achumi, associate pastor (youth). Kughavi Zhimomi, chairman CLF, Khaghaboto

Area said the invocation prayer, Rev. Kiqhevi Assumi, Zukihe Baptist Church prayed the offertory prayer while Yetojhe Yeptho, Pastor, Lukuto Baptist Church proposed the vote of thanks.

FE L I C I TAT I O N The Kigwema Youth Organisation with immense pride and honor extend our heartiest congratulations to Er. Vikho-o Yhoshu for being re-elected in the 13 th Nagaland Legislative Assembly and appointed as the Speaker. The organisation also felicitates Dr. Lily for being promoted to the post of Principal, Kohima Science College (Autonomous), Jotsoma, Kohima, Nagaland. The organisation further wishes and prays the best for their noble future endeavours. Kigwema Youth Organisation K-1048



No. Judl-47/2017-18/ Whereas, Smti. Yanpani wife of Late Shri. Atsamo Lotha a permanent resident of Wokha Town has applied for issue of Succession Certificate to enable her to draw all dues and benefits/family pension pertaining to PPO No. S/051207/93,SBI AC No. 11766525222, and Axix AC No. 915010011290421 in favour of her deceased husband late Shri. Atsamo Lotha who expired on 09/04/2018. Now, therefore, public and relatives are hereby asked to file claims/ objections if any, within 30 (thirty) days from the date of issue of this notice. No claims/objections will be entertained after the cut off date and succession certificate shall be issued. No. Judl-47/2017-18/ Dt, Wokha the 16th April 2018 NOKCHASASHI Addl. Deputy Commissioner Wokha : Nagaland DC-847

GHS Kiruphema was inaugurated by chief guest Wothungo Tsopoe on April 12.

New church building dedicated at Lukuto village


Tsukhenye Festival Heralds The Kuzha Tephe Public Organization extends its good wishes to all the Kuzhamis as we celebrate Tsukhenye festival. The Kuzha Tephe Range will be celebrating this festival from 24 to 26 April, 2018. The KTPO calls all its units to joyously celebrate the festivities and brace ourselves for the tasks ahead. Happy Tsukhenye K-1051




The Old Changsu Students’ Union (OCSU) with immense pride and joy congratulates Deputy CM Shri. Y. Patton, Minister of Home and National Highway for his success in the recently held 13th General Election, Nagaland from 37 A/C Tyui. The Union further wishes him good health and wisdom in his future political endeavor as he serves his people. Chumdeno Yanthan M. Eyingo Humtsoe President, OCSU Finance Secy., OCSU


D I M A P U R : Wi l d l i f e Wing, Nagaland Forest department led by Satya Prakash Tripathi, PCCF (wildlife) & chief wildlife warden, Nagaland, K. Caroline Angami, wildlife warden, Dimapur along with frontline staff ,visited Community Reserve Forests (CRFs) at Tsiepama, Murakjo/Chemakong (Yizma, Lishiyo and Mongphio villages), D. Khel, Mezoma, Chishilimi, Tsuruhu, Khekiye, Lizutomi, Aizuto, Kigwema between March 13 to April 14, 2018. A press release from Wildlife Warden, Wildlife Division, Dimapur, K. Caroline Angami stated that, the team held meetings and interactions with village councils, GBs, chairmen and members of CRF committee of all the villages. During the tour, Satya Prakash Tripathi, spoke about the intrinsic relationship forests, wildlife and human beings share and about their interdependence on each other. In Nagaland, he said that, only 11.7 % of forest wealth was under control of the government, the lion’s share (88.3%) of forest wealth was under control of individuals /communities,


ATMA Wokha Sanis Block organised a Training cum Demonstration and mobilisation of SHGs on 2nd & 3rd April 2018 at Baghty with all the teams, Convener Thomas Ezung, Lothungbeni Murry & Ruth Humtsoe (ATM) as resource persons. During the training programme, the participants were trained on various subjects which include the concept and importance of SHG’s and package and cultivation practices on Mushroom cultivation by the resource persons. Thomas Ezung delivered on technique of preparing nursery bed for Kesseru seeds, practical demonstration for planting of Kesseru sapling were also demonstrated. Further distribution of 16 Nos packets of Mushroom spawns were also distributed to the farmers. Altogether 37 farmers participated during the two days programme and ended the programme with interaction among the functionaries and the farmers. DP-2974

After acquiting 5 in masjid blast case, judge resigns

Hyderabad, Apr 16 (AGENCIES): A National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court at Nampally in Hyderabad on Monday, citing lack of evidence, acquitted five accused, including Naba Kumar Sarkar alias Swami Aseemanand, in the case of the bomb attack on the Mecca Masjid in the city 11 years ago. The blast, using an improvised explosive device, killed nine persons inside the masjid near the historic Charminar of Old City. The others acquitted are Devendra Gupta, Lokesh Sharma, Bharath Mohan Lal Rateshwar and Rajendra Choundary. The NIA had originally charged 10 persons with plotting and carrying out the attack on May 18, 2007. Accused Sunil Joshi of Madhya Pradesh, a former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak, was murdered when the case was investigated. Two other accused, former RSS pracharak Sandeep V. Dange and RSS activist and electrician Ramchandra Kalsangra, also from Madhya Pradesh, have been eluding the investigators. Investigations against two others from the



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same State, Tejram Parmar and Amith Chowhan, are continuing. The verdict was pronounced amidst tight security around the Nampally Courts Complex. where all the accused were present. Police restricted the movement on roads leading to the court. Vehicles were directed to be parked more than a kilometre away from the court hall. Earlier, mediapersons staged a sit-in outside the court’s gates after being restricted by police from entering the complex. Hours after delivering the verdict in the Mecca Masjid blast case, special NIA judge Ravinder Reddy today submitted his resignation to Andhra Pradesh chief justice, citing personal reasons. The president of All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen Party (AIMIM) called the resignation “Intriguing” and tweeted: “Judge who gave ac-

quittal to all accused in Mecca Masjid Blast RESIGNS very intriguing and I am surprised with the Lordship decision.” Earlier today, all the five accused in the Hyderabad’s Mecca Masjid blast case, including Swami Aseemanand were acquitted due to lack of clinching evidence. “The judge in his order observed that not a single allegation levelled by the prosecution could be proved, and hence he declared all the accused acquitted,” said JP Sharma, the defence advocate

Cong questions NIA; BJP says defamation politics exposed

The acquittals of five accused in the Mecca Masjid blast case today prompted the Congress to question the functioning of the National Investigation Agency under the Modi government, but the BJP asserted that the court’s decision had exposed the opposition party’s politics of “defaming” Hindus for votes. Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the accused in such cases had been acquitted ever since the BJP-led NDA gov-

ernment was formed four years ago, and claimed that people were losing faith in investigation agencies. A special anti-terror court in Hyderabad acquitted Swami Aseemanand and four others in the Mecca Masjid case, ruling that the prosecution failed to prove charges. A massive blast had ripped through the Mecca Masjid on May 18, 2007, during Friday prayers, killing nine people and wounding 58 others. Hyderabad MP and AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi said justice was not done in the case and accused the premier investigation agency NIA of not pursuing the case properly. The BJP, however, latched on to the verdict to fire a fresh salvo against the Congress for the use of terms such as “saffron terror” and “Hindu terror” by its senior leaders and former Union home ministers P Chidambaram and Sushil Kumar Shinde. Its spokesperson Sambit Patra accused Congress leaders of practising “politics of appeasement” in their stand on the court’s verdict and wondered what the UPA government did in its over seven years of rule following the blast.

Delhi records over 40 degrees, mercury to rise New Delhi, Apr 16 (IANS): The national capital on Monday was hot at 40 degree Celsius, three notches above the season’s average, the weather office said, while predicting a marginal rise in mercury over next few days. At Palam area of Delhi, the maximum temperature was recorded at 41.6 degrees, four notches above the season’s average. At Ayanagar, it was 40.8 degrees. Tuesday will see strong surface winds towards daytime, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. According to weather analysts, while next respite is likely around 20 or 21 April, with possibility of light rain. “There will be a marginal rise in temperature over next few days. Maximum temperature may rise to 41 degrees,” said Mahesh Palawat, director private weather forecasting agency Skymet. Monday’s minimum temperature was recorded 22.4 degrees, a notch above the season’s average. The humidity oscillated between 32 to 45 per cent. Sunday’s maximum temperature was recorded at 36 degrees, a notch above the season’s average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 20.5 degrees.

SC upholds pension for ex-parliamentarians New Delhi, April 16 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the provision for pension and other allowances to former parliamentarians and their spouses as it dismissed a plea by NGO Lok Prahari challenging the grant to former law makers. “The plea is dismissed,” said a bench of Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul pointing out that the authority of Parliament is wide enough to cover the provision of the Salaries, Allowances, and Pension of Members of Parliament 1954 providing for pension and other allowances to former parliamentarians and their spouses, including unlimited free travel. The terms and conditions, including grant of pension and other benefits, of a constitutional office to which a person is appointed or elected is a matter of policy choice and the “appropriate legislature would be the constitutionally designated authority to determine” the same, the judgement said. Pointing out that there is no provision in the Constitution for pension and other benefits for President, Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament or state legislature, Union and state Ministers and the CAG but the same are provided by law, it rejected the NGO’s sub-

Odisha seeks integrated coach Controversial TN varsity professor arrested factory for aluminium-bodied trains

Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar, Apr 16 (IANS): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday requested the Central government to consider setting up an integrated coach factory for aluminium-bodied train sets in the state. In a letter to Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, a copy of which was released to media, he

said the state government is extremely keen to set up the integrated coach factory for these train sets in the state. “I am writing in the context of production of high speed aluminium bodied ‘Train 20’ train sets to be rolled out by the Ministry of Railways by 2020. The state government is extremely keen to set up the Integrated Coach Factory for these train sets in the state,” he added. Patnaik said that the state has also identified downsteam and ancillary units in metal sector as one of the five focus sectors and it is committed to provide unmatched facilitation

TRAI unveils beta site for comparison of telcos’ tariffs

New Delhi, Apr 16 (AGENCIES): The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday unveiled the beta version of a portal that aims to bring on one platform, the tariffs offered by telecom operators in different service areas. The move is expected to provide more transparency and information on multiple tariff offerings by telcos, helping consumers at large. “To enable consumers see tariffs of different TSPs (telecom service providers) and different Licensed Service Areas (LSAs) at a single place, a beta version of the portal, namely www. has been released today,” TRAI said in a statement. Emphasising that it has a mandate to ensure transparency in the sector, TRAI said that various

tariff plans and other tariff instruments are being provided on its website in downloadable format, for easy access. At present, the operators offer information on various tariffs on their own websites. TRAI noted that the new platform would not only benefit the consumers but also help other stakeholders do a comparative analysis. As a first step, TRAI has made tariff data available for the Delhi circle, and sought user feedback about the new site. “To get initial feedback on the look and feel of this portal from consumers, beta version of tariff data for Delhi LSA is also made available on the Trai website www.trai. The details on the website are as reported by the TSPs of Delhi LSA,” it added.

support to manufacturing investments in the state. “Odisha is the largest producer of aluminium and houses about 56 per cent of the smelting capacity of the country. The state government is developing a dedicated Aluminium Park, where molten aluminium can be directly obtained from the smelter of NALCO for the manufacturing of the train sets,” he said. In view of this unique advantage in the state, the production costs for the coaches could come down substantially through use of committed feedstock from the mother plant in the immediate vicinity, he added.

Man arrested for raping four-yearold in Odisha Bh u b a n e s w a r , Apr16 (IANS): Odisha Police on Monday arrested a man accused of raping a four-year-old girl in Nilagiri area in Balasore district. Nityacharan Jena alias Jiban, 24, was accused of luring the child living in his neighbourhood with chocolates on April 13 and raping her. He also mutilated her private parts, police said. Police raided the possible hideouts of the accused and arrested him from Bhadrak town. He will be presented in a court for remand, Balasore Superintendent of Police B. Jugal Kishore said. Police has got the statement of the girl under Section 164 of the CrPC.

Virudhunagar , Apr 16 (IANS): A woman professor who allegedly tried to lure her students to extend sexual favours to top officials of a leading university in Tamil Nadu was on Monday arrested after the issue triggered a furore in the state. Nirmala Devi, who was suspended after the episode came to light recently, was arrested by a police team which broke open into her house. She was taken into custody after a five-hour operation. Police summoned her relatives and a woman revenue official before the arrest. The woman professor, who taught at a college in nearby Aruppukottai, was at the centre of a storm after audio clips of her talk with some students suggesting that they yield themselves to keep the ‘higher-ups’ in the Madurai Kamaraj University happy so that the college gets facilities went viral on the social media. While Tamil Nadu Higher Education Minister Anbazhagan promised stringent action in the matter, Governor Banwarilal Purohit, the Chancellor of the University, ordered a high-level inquiry into the matter by a retired IAS of-

Nirmala Devi

ficer, R. Santhanam. Nobody involved in the crime would be spared, a Raj Bhavan release quoting the Governor as saying. Meanwhile, the Vice Chancellor of the University P.P. Chellathurai told reporters in New Delhi that a five-member committee, including three women, had been constituted to go into the issue. He said the University came to know about the whole episode not from the college. “Nobody who is involved in the matter will be spared and all of them will be brought before law.” The issue caused a political storm with leaders of various parties calling for stringent action against the woman professor and others involved in it. DMK leader M.K. Stalin demanded a High Court-monitored CBI

probe. “There seems to be some nexus with the higher ups,” he told reporters. PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss also demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the episode. The former Union Health Minister Ramadoss said a shocking audio clip of a professor in Virudhunagar district trying to lure her students as a “sexual feed” for some higher officials in the university had come out. Ramadoss said that in the audio clip the professor was allegedly heard saying that those who can provide facilities for the university have to be kept happy and they are expecting favours from the college students. In the audio clip, the professor does not explicitly say the students have to extend sexual favours but leaves enough hints as to what she was trying to convey. “The shocked poor students were heard saying in a broken voice that they are not interested in the proposal. Undeterred the professor tells the students that if they agree to the proposal then the students can achieve anything relating to their course,” Ramadoss said.

Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul.

mission that the silence in Constitution’s Article 106, dealing with salaries and allowances of MPs, operates as a prohibition for pensions to former MPs. Speaking for the bench, Justice Chelameswar observed: “The fact that there are express references to the payment of pensions in the Constitution for certain Constitutional functionaries and not for others, in our opinion does not lead to the conclusion that the Constitution by its silence prohibits the payment of pension to those constitutional functionaries.” “The framers of the Constitution believed that certain offices required a higher degree of protection, having regard to the greater degree of independence expected of the holders of their offices. The framers knew history and the attempts of the men in power to subjugate the holders of such office. “Safeguards, therefore, were provided in respect of the various aspects of the

tenure and other conditions of service relevant for their offices,” the court said pointing out: “When it comes to MPs, however, such a higher degree of constitutional protection is not obviously required as the authority to make laws rests only with them.” “We are of the opinion that, on a true and proper construction of the text of those provisions, they do not mandate the payment of pension. They only protect the pension if payable under the relevant law applicable on the date of appointment of a person to any one of those offices by declaring that such a condition could not be altered to the detriment of a person subsequent to his appointment,” the judgement said. Lok Prahari had challenged the constitutional validity of various amendment by which former parliamentarians were given pensions including family pensions benefits and allowances that extended to their associates as well, had also

Noted journalist S Nihal Singh dies

Surendra Nihal Singh

New Delhi, Apr 16 (Agencies): Noted journalist and former Chief Editor of The Statesman and The Indian Express, Surendra Nihal Singh passed away here at his residence on Monday evening. He was due to turn 89 later this month. Born on April 30, 1929, in Rawalpindi, Nihal Singh, as he was popularly known, was an authority on foreign affairs. For the past few months, the veteran columnist was suffering from renal failure and breathed his last at about 5 pm today. Cremation would take place at the Lodhi Road electric crematorium tomorrow at 12 noon, family members said. His wife predeceased him and he was survived by his sisterin-law Indoo Nihal Singh. Son of Gurmukh Nihal and Lachchmi (Devi) Singh, he was awarded the prestigious

International Editor of the Year Award in New York for his role in opposing former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s emergency in mid-1975. He was a foreign correspondent in Moscow, London, the United States, and Indonesia, and most of his assignments were for The Statesman. He took over as the Resident Editor of The Statesman at Delhi in 1973 before becoming the Chief Editor of the newspaper in Kolkata in 1975. During 1981-82, he was the Editor-in-chief, The Indian Express, and also the founding editor of The Indian Post, Mumbai, in 1987. His last assignment was as the Editor of the Khaleej Times, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 1994. After his return to Delhi, he became a noted columnist and contributed to a number of dailies, including The Tribune.

Opposition parties trying to delay panchayat polls: Mamata Kolkata, Apr 16 (IANS): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the CPI-M, Congress and the BJP of joining hands to “deliberately delay” the panchayat polls in the state and claimed they were shying away from the election because of their lack of public connect. “CPI-M, Congress and BJP are the three brothers. They play one kind of role here and another kind of role in Delhi. Election is a democratic right. If

they reality believe in the people, why are they shying away from the election and trying to deliberately defer the polls by rising various political questions?” she asked. Banerjee refused to comment on the Calcutta High Court’s decision not to interfere with a single bench order staying the election process. However, she claimed government work was suffering due to the unwanted delay in the polling process.

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Kathua gang rape case: accused plead not guilty

Mumbai, Apr 16 (PTI): People with psychological disorders accounted for the majority of patients admitted to municipal healthcare centres in Mumbai for treatment followed by those suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes, said a civic report. The report is based on an extensive research conducted over a period of two years on the types of ailments and morbidity patterns of patients admitted in municipal health centres. According to the report, 31 per cent of the patients admitted in these hospitals suffered from psychological disorders followed by high blood pressure and diabetes (23 per cent each). Patients with dog/ other anim2al bites comprised 9.95 per cent. Rest of the patients were admitted for treatment for dengue, asthma and malaria, among others, it said. The exercise was carried out by civic health officials on instructions of municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta.

Rs 4 lakh from Ram and destroyed crucial evidence.

SC orders protection for Kathua rape victim’s family

People take part in a candlelight vigil in protest against the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, in Amritsar.

accused demanded a copy of the charge sheet filed by the Crime Branch on April 9 before the chief judicial magistrate. Immediately after the brief hearing in the sessions court, the accused were shifted back to the jail under heavy security. Special police officer Deepak Khajuria, who is alleged to have repeatedly raped the child, said from the police van that he was also demanding a narco test, also known as the “truth test”, and a CBI probe. As the trial began inside the court, main accused Sanji Ram’s daughter Madhu Sharma protested outside, demanding a CBI probe. There was heavy police presence at the Kathua

court complex following the tension on April 9 when members of the local bar association did not allow the Crime Branch to submit the charge sheet in the case. Sanji Ram, caretaker of the ‘devisthan’ in the village in Kathua, about 90 km from Jammu, is listed as the main conspirator behind the crime. He was allegedly joined by special police officers Khajuria and Surender Verma, friend Parvesh Kumar alias Mannu, Ram’s nephew, a juvenile, and his son Vishal Jangotra alias “Shamma”. The charge sheet also names investigating officers head constable Tilak Raj and Sub-Inspector Anand Dutta, who allegedly took

Karnataka polls: BJP announces candidate list New Delhi, Apr 16 (PTI): The BJP today announced 82 candidates, including elder brother of tainted mining baron G Janardhan Reddy and son of late chief minister S Bangarappa, for the Karnataka Assembly polls, taking to 154 the number of constituencies for which it has declared its nominees. Polls for the 224-member Assembly are scheduled on May 12. In the second list released today, the BJP has fielded Reddy’s elder brother G Somashekar Reddy from Bellary City while Kumar Bangarappa will contest from Sorab. G Janardhan Reddy is an an accused in illegal mining case. Krishnaiah Setty, an old associate of Yeddyurappa, has been fielded from from Malur. Among the seats for which the party is yet to announce candidates is Varuna, for which Yeddyurappa’s son B Y Vijayendra is seen as a strong contender. The Cong ress has fielded Siddaramaiah’s son Yatheendra from Varuna,

currently held by the chief minister who has shifted to Chamundeshwari. The BJP has not announced its candidate against the chief minister. The BJP released the list a day after its central election committee met here to finalise the names of its candidates for the highstakes election. The BJP on April 8 had declared its first list of 72 nominees that included its chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa, and senior leaders K S Eshwarappa and Jagadish Shettar. The Congress had yesterday released its list of 218 candidates. The BJP was reduced to 40 seats in the last assembly polls in 2013 in which the Congress had won 122 seats. JD(S) led by Deve Gowda had also won 40 seats. Yeddyurappa had floated his own party, Karnataka Janata Paksha, in the last elections after he was removed as chief minister by the BJP over graft charges. The Lingayat leader, however, merged his party with the BJP in 2014.

JEE main online 2018 paper analysis: Students reaction New Delhi, Apr 16 (AGENCIES): Most students, who appeared in the JEE main online exam 2018 on Monday, said the difficulty level of the paper was average and some said they struggled to complete their paper. Siddharth Srivastava, a Class 12 student of GD Goenka Public School in Lucknow, said the mathematics portion was lengthy with a few tricky questions. “Other than that it was an average paper,” Srivastava added. “Chemistry part was difficult especially the questions from organic chemistry. Single question was assembled by different chapters and more number of questions from D and F orbitals,” Animesh Bisen another student from the same school said. Ishita Verma found the physics portion to be average and remaining portions lengthy. Students

in Bihar’s capital Patna also found the difficulty level of the paper as average. “I found the question paper was moderate. The mathematics section had too many descriptive questions that made the paper lengthy,” Shweta Sharma, a JEE aspirant from Patna, said. “The paper was good. I found it tougher than expected. I could not attempt two questions from mathematics section due to a shortage of time,” another aspirant Amit Sinha said. “The chemistry part of the online JEE Main paper was scoring with 7 to 8 questions on reactions leading to product formation were easy. In mathematics portion, around nine questions were of lengthy calculations but in coordinate geometry questions, around 10 in number, were simple formula based scoring ones,” Palash Srivastava,

who appeared in the exam at Allahabad’s United College of Engineering and Research, said. “Around 15 questions in physics were of Class 11 and 12 level and anyone having studied well in both classes would have answered the questions well,” he added. “Physical chemistry questions had easy calculations besides questions from inorganic chemistry on properties and reactions of compounds were based on NCERT syllabus of Class 12. In mathematics, questions from geometry portion were easy but around 5 to 6 questions of algebra and calculus were time-consuming which I avoided. In physics, around 12 questions were based on pure concepts of the subject and needed in-depth study as some were tricky in nature,” Priyanshu Das, also from Allahabad, said.

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Jammu and Kashmir government on a petition to shift the trial of the eight accused in the Kathua gang rape and murder case out of the state and ordered protection for the victim’s family and their lawyer. Even as the trial got underway on Monday in a Kathua court, the father of the 8-year-old victim had moved the apex court seeking to shift the trial to Chandigarh, saying he would not get a fair hearing in Jammu. The crime has evoked shock and outrage across the country and has resulted in resignation of two BJP ministers who addressed a rally in support of the accused from the Jammu and Kashmir government. Hundreds of lawyers have also marched in support of the accused. Ahead of the trial, the lawyer said she had been threatened with rape and death for taking up the case. “I was threatened yesterday that ‘we will not forgive you’. I am going to tell Supreme Court that I am in danger,” said lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat.

Gopal Bhargava

Narsingpur, Apr 16 (IANS): Madhya Pradesh Minister Gopal Bhargava has courted controversy by saying that the maximum officers and other staff in the government should be from his Brahmin community since they were more talented. “Earlier, one fourth of government officers and staff were from our Brahmin community, but now the figure is 10 per cent. This is happening because merit has been jettisoned and incompetent people hired. If a person with 40 per cent marks is selected instead of one with 90 per cent, the country will lag. Talent is being insulted,” he said on Sunday at an event in Narsingpur district. As his comments generated a controversy, the Rural Development Minister clarified that he was a supporter of the constitutional provision of reservation in jobs and education to the weaker sections.

Centre removes 44 districts from list of Maoist-hit areas NEW DELHI, APR 16 (AGENCIES): Among the 44 districts that are no longer categorised as Naxalism-affected, six each are in Bihar and Odisha, 3 each in Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh,1 in Maharashtra and 4 in West Bengal. While Telangana has the largest number of districts to have shed the ‘Left wing extremism-hit’ tag at 19, it is more on account of carving of new districts from the those already affected. West Bengal now has just 1 LWE-hit district, Jhargram which has been carved out of Maoist-infested areas that hitherto covered the four districts of West Medinipur, Bankura, Purulia and Birbhum. In Odisha, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Ganjam, Gajapati, Dhenkanal and Jajpur have shed the ‘Naxal-hit’ tag; while in Bihar, Patna, Bhojpur, Sheohar, Sitamarhi, Begusarai and Khagaria have been excluded. In Chhattisgarh, Sarguja, Korea and Jashpur are now no longer categorised as LWE-affected districts, as is the case with Prakasam, Kurnool and Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh. Deogarh and Pakur in Jharkhand and Aheri in Maharashtra have also been struck off the affected districts’ list. A Union home ministry spokesperson said

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba said the geographical spread of the LWE violence has shrunk significantly in the last four years.

the review of the securityrelated expenditure scheme norms was undertaken to pick the Naxal-hit districts eligible for benefit. The affected districts were recategorised based on level of violence and Maoist activity/movement over the past three years. “The geographical area of Naxal influence has significantly reduced after the review brought down the number of affected districts from 126 to 90 by exclusion of 44 districts, despite the addition of 8 new entries,” said a senior home ministry officer. Kerala is the 11th beneficiary state under the SRE scheme, with Wayanad, Malappuram and Palakkad getting added to the

list of Naxal-hit districts. Among the most-affected districts -- which now total 30 -- 13 are in Jharkhand, 8 in Chhattisgarh, 4 in Bihar, 2 in Odisha and 1 each in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra. As first reported by TOI, Dumka, East Singhbhum and Ramgarh in Jharkhand and Nawada and Muzaffarpur in Bihar are no longer worst-hit by Naxalism. Of the 90 LWE-affected districts listed now, the maximum (19) are in Jharkhand, 16 in Bihar, 15 in Odisha, 14 in Chhattisgarh, 8 in Telangana, 6 in Andhra Pradesh, 3 each in Maharashtra, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh, 2 in Madhya Pradesh and 1 in West Bengal.

IRCTC case: Lalu Prasad, wife, son charge-sheeted New Delhi, Apr 16 (IANS): The CBI on Monday filed a charge-sheet against former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi Yadav, a top Railway Board official, RJD MP P.C. Gupta and others in connection with its probe into the alleged irregularities in the 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case. A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official told IANS: “The agency has filed a charge-sheet against 12 persons and two companies in a Delhi court. “Lalu Prasad, his wife and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, his son and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, then MD of IRCTC P.K. Goel, Chanakya hotel owners Vinay and Vijay Kochhar, Sarala Gupta -- wife of Prem Chand Gupta, and Lara Projects LLP.” B e s i d e s, t h e C B I charge-sheet also named Additional Member of the Railway Board B.K. Agarwal, who was then Group General Manager (GGM) of the Indian Rail-

Centre for single tribunal to resolve water disputes

Ko lkata , A pr 1 6 (IANS): The Central government is in favour of a single tribunal for speedy settlement of inter-state water disputes, Union Minister of State for Water Resources Arjun Ram Meghwal said here on Monday. The first conference of five eastern states - Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Chhattisgarh was held here on Monday with the objective to resolve the water disputes among these states. “Instead of having state-wise multiple tribunals, the Centre is proposing for a single tribunal so that inter-state water disputes can be settled at the earliest. The decision of the single tribunal should also be mandatory,” said Meghwal. According to him, water disputes between the five states were pending for a long time and the development of irrigation projects was not progressing on the expected lines.

Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi Yadav. (File)

way Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The official said in the case filed last year, Agarwal’s name was not there. His name was included only after evidence was found against him. The CBI also chargesheeted former GGM of IRCTC V.K. Asthana, R.K. Gogia -- then company secretary and GGM of IRCTC, Ramesh Saxena -then IRCTC Director and Sujata Hotel Pvt Ltd.

The case per tains to the period when Lalu Prasad was the Railway Minister. On April 10, the CBI had grilled Rabri Dev for hours in Patna in connection with the case. In October last year, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had also questioned Lalu Prasad and his younger son Tejashwi Yadav at its Delhi headquarters. The CBI on July 5,

2017 filed a corruption case against Rabri Devi, Lalu Prasad and Tejashwi Yadav for alleged irregularities in the allotment of contracts of two IRCTC hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006 to a private firm. The contracts were given to Sujata Hotels, a company owned by Vijay and Vinay Kochhar -- both named in the CBI FIR -- in lieu of a bribe in the form

of a three-acre commercial plot at a prime location in Patna district. A preliminary CBI inquiry reportedly found that the said land was sold by the Kochhars to one Delight Marketing Company and payment was arranged through Ahluwalia Contractors and its promoter Bikramjeet Singh Ahluwalia, another accused in the case. Delight Marketing, which bought the property from the Kochhars, was later taken over by Rabri Devi and Tejashwi, the CBI discovered. Sarla Gupta, wife of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad’s close associate Prem Chand Gupta and a director of Delight Marketing, is a co-accused in the case. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing the money laundering aspect in the case and it had on July 27 last year registered a separate case following the CBI FIR. The ED is probing Lalu Prasad and others for alleged transfer of money through shell companies.





The Mopong Hongkong Union, Dimapur with immense pride and honour would like to congratulate Shri. A Nyamnyei Konyak Ex-Minister for being inducted as Development Authority Nagaland (DAN) Chairman under PDA Government. The Union further thank Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri. Neiphiu Rio for the appointment and wishes him successful endeavour. (Lukai) (Nyakpa) President, MHUD Gen. Secretary, MHUD



Akuk Ekhung Dimapur Nzontsu Ekhum ji tsungon 21st April 2018 lo Lotha Baptist Church, Diphupar (4th Mile) na 10: 00 AM, lo khiala. Hoji tsukona Akuk kyon Dimapur lo kvuta vanchosana topvu na randanta vantasi myanta oro thetala to ntsitala. DP-2964

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GRATITUDE I would like to share my heartfelt gratitude to Sub-Inspector Mr. Athiu Kaurinta and his team of Sub-Urban Station, Dimapur, Nagaland for tracing and retrieving my stolen Pulsar bike on 15.04.18. I immensely appreciate him and his team for their dedication and selfless service for the public. DP-2973

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Dimapur Surumi Community warmly felicitates Miss. Loinoli V Yeptho, D/o Er. Vetokhu Yeptho (Rtd Chief Engineer) for qualifying B.D.S Final year (Maitri College of Dentistry & Research Centre Anjora, Drug (C.G) under Pt. Deendayal U.M. Health Science & Ayush University of Chhattisgarh. The community takes immense pride in your achievement and prays to the Almighty to grant you wisdom and good health as you venture out to serve the humanity. (Nitokhu Awomi) (Hetovi Awomi) Chairman General Secretary Dimapur Surumi Community Dimapur Surumi Community


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Bhargava questions reservation; courts controversy


K AT H UA , A P R 1 6 (AGENCIES): The eight people accused of raping and killing an eight-year-old in January last in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, on Monday pleaded not guilty and asked the judge for a narco-analysis test. As the trial in the case, which has become the focal point of outrage across the country, began in Kathua, seven of the accused were produced before District and Sessions Judge Sanjay Gupta, who asked the State Crime Branch to give them copies of the charge sheet and fixed April 28 as the next date of hearing. The eighth accused is a juvenile, who has moved a bail application before the chief judicial magistrate. The matter was posted for April 26. The child from a minority nomadic community was allegedly held in captivity in a small village temple in Kathua district for a week in sedation and sexually assaulted before being bludgeoned to death. According to the charge sheet filed by the Crime Branch, the abduction, rape and killing of the girl was part of a carefully planned strategy to remove the nomadic community from the area. A separate charge sheet was filed for the juvenile. Counsel for the

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China says ties with India now see progress

BEIJING, APR 16 (IANS): China on Monday said its ties with India hold “great potential” and have witnessed new progress after a flurry of high-level exchanges. Beijing and New Delhi are making efforts to repair the relations damaged by the 73-day military standoff between their armies last year. It is evident from the increase in visits by top diplomats from both countries, including the low-key one by NSA Ajit Doval last week. “This year, under the guidance of the two leaders, China-India relations have been developing with a sound momentum. We have seen close exchanges at all levels and new progress in all around-cooperation,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said.

Hua Chungying

“Just like you said, member of the political bureau Yang Jiechi met the Indian National Security Advisor Doval in Shanghai and also the 11th Joint Economic Group meeting and the 5th Strategic Economic Dialogue were held successfully.” Hua was responding to a question by the Chinese media about the warmth in India-China ties.

“Officials from the two foreign ministers also met. The two sides held working mechanism meeting on border affairs and cross border rivers. This interaction show that China and India share a wide range of common interests and our bilateral cooperation holds great potential. “China attaches great importance to developing relations with India and we would like to work together to implement the consensus reached by leaders, stick to the right path of the bilateral ties, accumulate more positive energy, explore new areas for cooperation and ensure sound and steady development of bilateral ties,” Hua added. India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit China later this month.

Syria ready to cooperate in attack probe DAMASCUS, APR 16 (IANS): Syria is ready to cooperate in a probe into an alleged chemical weapons attack that took place last week, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said on Monday. Mekdad said that investigators of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) arrived in Damascus three days ago and held meetings with Syrian government officials, reports Xinhua news agency. The minister said the government urged the investigators to carry out their work with transparency, impartiality and accuracy. He also stressed the government’s willingness to cooperate and facilitate the work of the OPCW team, which arrived to look into the allegations of chemical weapons use by the Syrian army on April 7 in the formerly rebel-held Douma district, east of Damascus.

Urban have more ‘nuisance’ birds than songbirds

LO N D O N, A P R 1 6 (IANS): If you are living in a crowded urban area, there are more chances for you to see birds that cause nuisance than those that make us genuinely happy, says a study. People in crowded urban areas -- especially poor areas -- see fewer songbirds such as tits and finches and more potential “nuisance” birds such as pigeons, magpies and gulls, showed the results based on extensive

bird surveys across three towns in England “For most people, birds provide their most common encounter with wild animals,” said one of the researchers, Daniel Cox of University of Exeter in Britain. “Understanding the relationship between the numbers of birds and people is important for how we manage nature and wildlife in towns and cities to promote positive nature ex-

periences, while minimising the potential for conflict,” Cox added. For the study, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, the researchers examined ratios of birds-to-people and found

areas of high-density housing have fewer birds overall -- and the birds people do see are just as likely to cause a nuisance as to make them happy. People in green and leafy suburbs see up to three and a half times more songbirds and woodpeckers -- which are associated with a positive impact on human wellbeing -- than birds whose behaviours can cause a nuisance, the findings showed. Previous research has suggested that people living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress. “We are not saying that all individuals of species such as pigeons, gulls, crows and magpies cause problems -- many will provide people with positive experiences -- but the behaviours of some individuals of these species can cause problems, such as noise, mess and smell,” Cox said.

Convinced Trump to remain in Syria: Macron

sive damage. France also convinced Trump that the strikes had to be limited to suspected chemical weapons sites, Macron added. Prior to the strikes, there had been reports that Trump wanted to see tougher, more extended action in Syria but was talked down by his national security team. The strike was fiercely condemned by Syria’s main ally Russia, who attempted to bring a motion in the UN Security Council on Saturday to denounce the “aggression against the Syr-

WA hospital staff to receive stab-proof vests

Ex-Sri Lankan minister arrested over alleged financial fraud

CANBERRA, APR 16 (IANS): Hospital staff in the state of Western Australia (WA) will soon receive stab-proof vests and panic alarms to provide them with extra protection from violent and drug affected patients. State Minister for Health Roger Cook announced on Sunday that the WA government has committed 2.2 million Australian dollars (US $1.7 million) towards protective equipment for frontline health and security staff in major hospitals and other health institutions, to address increasing levels of violence and aggression, reports Xinhua news agency. During 2016-2017, more than 11,000 incidents of violence and aggression were reported.

COLOMBO, APR 16 (IANS): Sri Lanka’s former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage was arrested on Monday over an alleged financial fraud amounting to $340,000 committed during the tenure of the previous government. Aluthgamage arrived at the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) in Colombo to record a statement over the alleged deal which involved importing a consignment of carrom boards while he was in office in 2014, reports Xinhua news agency. He was arrested after being questioned for hours by investigators. Sri Lanka’s unity government, led by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wick-

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ian Arab Republic by the US and its allies”. During Sunday’s interview, Macron said Russian President Vladimir Putin was an “accomplice” to Syria’s alleged use of chemicals weapons. “They have not used chlorine themselves, but they have methodically contributed to the international community’s powerlessness to prevent the use of chemical weapons by diplomatic means,” CNN quoted the French leader as saying. The French President said his country had not declared war on Syria, call-

Sri Lanka’s former sports minister arrested over money laundering charges added by Editor on September 16, 2016.

remesinghe, have vowed to curb corruption and arrest high-profile officials who were involved in financial fraud during the previous government.

Several cases against ministers in the former government have been lodged with the FCID and the island’s Bribery and Corruption Commission.


We the bereaved family of Late Kevimedonuo Angami would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all individuals, families, churches, friends and well wishers who stood by us spiritually, physically & financially during the prolonged illness and at the demise of our most beloved mother. We are highly indebted, may our Almighty God bless each one of you abundantly. Loving husband & family members K-1050

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We the bereaved family members of Lt.Vetshütsolü Rhakho, wife of Lt. Shitsoi and mother of Shri. Chiekhütso Ex MLA, who died on 12 th April 2018 at the age of 110, would like to express our profound gratitude to all who stood by us during the brief illness and at the demise of our ‘mother’ ‘grandmother’ & ‘great grandmother’. We are completely overwhelmed by the love, support and generosity of well wishers, friends, neighbours, churches and neighbouring villages. May God Bless you all. Loving children, grandchildren, great grandchildren & families. K-1046


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ing the strikes a “reprisal” for violations of the treaty banning the use of chemical weapons. “There has been repeated and proven violations of the treaty,” he said. Friday night’s strikes were a response to the suspected chemical weapons attack on civilians in Douma, outside Damascus, on April 7 where over 70 people including children were killed. Inspectors for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) were due to go to Douma on Sunday after arriving in Syria shortly after Saturday’s strikes, and are yet to report on any findings. The US and its allies have been criticized for acting before inspectors had a chance to examine the site. Politicians in France and the UK on Monday will seek answers from the countries’ leaders about their decision to launch strikes without formal approval.

PARIS, APR 16 (IANS): French President Emmanuel Macron said that he “convinced” his American counterpart Donald Trump to remain in Syria before the coordinated strikes launched against targeted Syrian government sites in response to an alleged chemical attack, the media reported. “Ten days ago, President Trump said the US’s will is to disengage from Syria. We convinced him that it was necessary to stay,” CNN quoted Macron as saying on Sunday during a two-hour televised interview with several French media outlets. On Friday night, the US, France and the UK launched a series of strikes on a research laboratory and two storage facilities associated with Syria’s chemical weapons programme. Satellite images of the facilities, located west of Homs and near the capital Damascus, before and after the strikes appear to show they suffered exten-



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The family of Late Moasenla Yimchunger would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the many people who showed great kindness and support during her illness and at the time since she left us on 13th April 2018. We would like to convey our sincere gratitude to : 1. Dr. Loli Noba 2. Dr. & Mrs. MoatoshiAier 3. Dr. Aoakum Kichu 4. Dr. Imonenla 5. Mrs. Glory, Chaplain Eden Medical Centre 6. Nurses and Staff of Eden Medical Centre 7. Yimchunger Baptist Church Dimapur 8. Mr. & Mrs. Kishore Kumar Jain. 9. Dr. Hentok, Delhi 10. Sinai Ministry 11. Grace Covenant Church 12. B.L.K Hospital. Delhi 13. Tata Memorial Center, Mumbai 14. Blood Bank, District Hospital Dimapur. 15. All those who came forward to donate blood. Accept our apologies for not being able to mention every individual but we are so pleased and honored to have received your love. We pray for blessings upon your lives. Moasen, we will always remember your words“Life is the ultimate gift and we should always be grateful for everything.” DP-2987

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Game of Thrones lands special Bafta award


antasy epic Game of Thrones is to honoured with a special award at this year’s Bafta Television Craft Awards. Actors John Bradley (who plays Samwell Tarly) and Hannah Murray (Gilly) will accept the award on 22 April on behalf of HBO drama’s production team. The Special Award recognises the skill behind the making of the series and its outstanding contribution to pushing the boundaries in its field. The ceremony will take place in London, hosted by Stephen Mangan. The award also recognises the support the series

has given to the UK television industry. Krishnendu Majumdar, chair of Bafta’s television committee, said: “The craft behind what is one of the most popular dramas of our time is nothing short of incredible, from the breath-taking location shots to the intricately designed costumes and set pieces, and not forgetting the level of detail from the make-up and prosthetics team to name a few.” Speaking on behalf of the whole production team, executive producers DB Weiss and David Benioff said: “This award makes us extremely happy

Bieber ‘punches Coachella party-goer who grabbed woman by the throat’


ustin Bieber reportedly punched a man in the face after he physically threatened an ex-girlfriend at a Coachella party over the weekend. The singer, 24, was reportedly relaxing with friends at a party held by Patrick Schwarzenegger when he noticed the man becoming increasingly irate with the woman in question. After the woman was grabbed by the throat, TMZ reports that Bieber made a swift entrance and told the man to stop, before he replied: “Go fuck yourself ”. It’s claimed that Bieber then hit the man in the face and pushed him against a

wall, allowing the woman to go free. The man, who reportedly appeared to be on drugs, was subsequently thrown out of the party before he chased an SUV down the street – wrongly believing that the singer was inside the vehicle. He is believed to have shouted Bieber’s name at the vehicle, before he was eventually apprehended by police. Bieber is yet to comment on the incident, but an Instagram post from over the weekend suggests that he attended the event. There is also no suggestion that the incident occurred on the grounds of the Indio festival, where Beyonce delivered a muchlauded headline set. “She became the first black woman to headline the festival and raised the bar on bill-topping performances in the process”, NME’s official verdict of the performance stated. (NME)

on behalf of the people who actually earned it all our brilliant, talented, hard-working department heads and crew. “Many, many people work insanely hard to create any film or television show. They are creators every bit as much as actors, writers, producers or directors, and deserve to be recognised as such.” Game of Thrones, shown on Sky Atlantic in the UK, is based on the bestselling fantasy books by George RR Martin. The show has filmed across various locations in Northern Ireland, with its headquarters in Belfast. Game of Thrones is also nominated in two Bafta Craft Awards individual categories - Michelle Clapton is up for costume design, while Deborah Riley and Rob Cameron are in the running for production design. This year’s ceremony will be live streamed on YouTube and Twitter. (BBC)

Kaushik apologises to Boney Yodelling Walmart Boy had the Kapoor after 25 years absolute best time at Coachella


Satish Kaushik, who began his journey as a film director with “Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja” 25 years ago, has apologised to producer Boney Kapoor for delivering a box office failure that left him broke. “25 years ago it was a disaster at the box office, but it was my first child and will remain close to heart. Remembering madam Sridevi and my sorry to Boney Kapoor who gave me a break but was broke after the film,” Kaushik tweeted on Monday. He also shared the film’s poster, featuring Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Jackie Shroff and Anupam Kher. The movie was made at a


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The 79-year-old public figure spoke about the soon-to-married royal couple

high budget back then, but failed to get the expected response despite its cast. Kaushik’s Twitter post generated mixed responses, with some social media users agreeing with him about how the movie fared, while some lauded it for its technical values. However, Kaushik took it all in his stride. “It is not about good or bad after 25 years. It is about owning your failures with your head high in the air. You must be a very successful person, but try owning your failures and I assure you, you will be more successful,” he added. Anupam, who played a crime lord in the film,

Music Audio Album ‘NI riteper’ by Lima Longkumer was launched on 14th April 2018, at SCERT, NIEMAT Hall, Kohima. (DIPR)


usic Audio Album ‘Ni Riteper’, which means ‘I am in a hurry’ by Lima Longkumer was released on April 14, at SCERT, SIEMAT Hall, Kohima. Lima Longkumer, giving a brief note on the message of his song, said that, the song conveys a message where in the present world everyone value more of the material aspect and spend

most of their time and energy to amass wealth rather than cater to the needs of the spiritual well-being .Today there is an urgent need of our mindset because many people do not enjoy the real happiness in life inspite of the material wealth, he said. Virtues like fellow feeling and justice in our society has been overshadowed by selfish attitude. Also there

and had some harsh predictions about how Markle, an American divorcee, will fit into her royal role. Harry announced on Monday that Markle will become a youth ambassador to the Commonwealth. Greer told “60 Minutes Australia” she doesn’t think the 36-year-old former actress will enjoy being a full time royal. Referring to Markle’s first marriage, Greer said, “I think she’ll bolt… she bolted before. She was out the door.”

is lack of dignity of labour which leads to corruption and depend entirely on nonlocal for our livelihood. “May the mountain yield prosperity for all because the leaders does what is right, help them to defend the poor to rescue the children of the needy and to crush the oppressors”, was the basic themes where he got the inspiration to write the song


yodeller obviously got an invite, and it looks like he had the best time ever. Mason started of his journey by blessing his fellow plane passengers to a tune: And then when the new king of yodelling descended on Coachella, he managed to find some time to pose with his celeb fans like Bieber: But obviously the highlight came in the form of his performance to thousands of screaming fans. American DJ Whethan, and Mason Ramsey look-alike, decided that he needed a bit of star power for his set, so brought out our new icon to a crowd of thousands of screaming fans. And Mason totally smashed it. And it

turns out this wasn’t the only performance offer Mason received, as stars clamoured to get the ultimate guest appearance of the weekend – TMZ claimed that sources close to Mason have confirmed he also had an offer from Post Malone to perform. However, not content with turning up at Coachella, Mason then headed off to Nashville, to perform at the legendary Saturday night at the Grand Ole Opry (a weekly gig that has hosted country legends like Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton). God bless you Mason Ramsey. We’ll see you on the Pyramid Stage in 2019, yeah? (NME)

SC refuses to stay release of ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’


he Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay the release of the film “Nanak Shah Fakir” based on the life of Guru Nanak Dev saying the constitution protects the filmmakers to make a movie as long as it does not impinge on secularism. Refusing to interfere with its last week’s order directing the states to ensure that no obstruction was caused in the release and screening of the film, a bench of Chief Justice

Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said: “As long as the film does not denigrate Sikhism and it only seeks to glorify Guru Nanak Dev we will not interfere...” The order came on a plea by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) which contended that there could not be any portrayal of Sikh Gurus, their immediate family members and the Panj Payaras by any mortal beings. (IANS)

Happy 25th Anniversary to our favourite pair of parents

Lt. Gen. Niki Sumi & Shelly Sumi Dear Dad and Mom,

Heartiest congratulations to Jongpongyangla N Imti, D/o Mrs. & Mr. Nungsang Imti, for successful completion of MBBS from Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. "The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich. Proverbs 10:22" May the blessing of the Lord and His richness be upon you and in all your endeavour. Obou Tsukti & Otsu Akumla With all Family members Dimapur



and convey the message of love and oneness to fellow beings, he further stated. Lima had also earlier released an album in English in 1995 and during 80’s &90’s he had performed in All India Radio and Doordarshan Kendra, Kohima. Pastor KABA, Sentisashi released and dedicated the Album. Special song presented by Mesenti. Earlier, Kohima Ao Baptist Church, pastor, Sentsashi chaired the function and delivered the welcome address. In his welcome address, he said that everyone has their own story and each story has an art where we express our story. He said, releasing an album is a great achievement because releasing album is not as easy as we pleasantly listen to it’s a support of team work from family, friends and his coworker behind the success of the artist. (DIPR)



It is with immense pride and joy, we the Nihokhu Students' Union (NSU) would like to convey our heartiest congratulations to Er. Ahoto Sema, PWD (R&B) on being promoted to superintendent Engineer (SE). We would also like to thank the Govt. of Nagaland for his promotion. May you always be endowed with wisdom and good health and further wishes him success in his entire future endeavour. Sd/Sd/Alokali Zhimo Lashika Assumi President, NSU General Secretary, NSU



hen 11-year-old Mason Ramsey performed an impromptu rendition of Hank Williams Sr.’s ‘Lovesick Blues’ in Walmart last month, he probably didn’t expect the overnight superstardom that he’s received; but since then the internet’s favourite yodeller has been taken on a rollercoaster of a journey. There’s been the thousands of new fans, countless EDM remixes and even finding the time to visit LA for the first time – to perform on Ellen (which we all know, is the sign of going truly viral). But, there was just one thing missing from Mason’s new found stardom; something to help him cross the bridge from minor-viral hit to internet royalty: and that was Coachella. If he didn’t go, how could he post all about it on his Instagram to his millions of fans? How would he get a hashtag festival fashion, hashtag blessed selfie at one of the elite parties he, as viral triumph, would get invited to? But we needn’t have worried – the

Music audio album ‘Ni Riteper’ released

Markle will ‘bolt’ on Prince Harry marriage, feminist Germaine Greer claims

ustralian feminist Germaine Greer didn’t hold back when speaking about the future for

Nagaland Post, Dimapur TUESDAY, APRIL 17,2018

Today is not just your anniversary. It is time's ultimate testimony that you were always meant for each other, destined to be our father and mother. As you commemorate this special day, we want you to know that apart from being the best husband and wife, you were and will always be the stars of our life. Thank you for making our life the best life it could be. It is said that great marriages are the result of a consistent investment of time, thoughtfulness, forgiveness, affection, prayer, mutual respect and a strong commitment between a husband and wife. May the Lord give you enough grace to keep these qualities intact and may the journey you started together always be joyful. Loving children




PSG clinch Ligue 1 title in style

Paris, Apr 16 (Agencies): Paris St Germain made seemingly short work of securing the Ligue 1 title by beating Monaco 7-1 on Sunday evening. Giovani Lo Celso and Angel Di Maria scored twice each, Edinson Cavani and Julian Draxler added to the rout and there was even an own-goal from Radamel Falcao. Unai Emery’s team were merciless as they put away four unanswered goals between the 14th and 28th minutes, and Rony Lopes’ consolation before half-time provided only a pause in the beating rather than an end to it. That left PSG 17 points clear of their opponents at the summit, an unassailable advantage with five games to play. The hosts settled into their groove quickly and served notice when Cavani slipped into a wonderful position only to miss the target entirely. That hardly mattered, though, with Monaco conceding their first soon after. It was a passing move of true finesse, cutting a gap through the red

Paris Saint-Germain players celebrate in front of their supporters after the final whistle.

shirts before a deft touch from Cavani and a low ball from Dani Alves left Lo Celso to tap home. It was a suitably artistic way to get the ball rolling and number two took just three minutes to follow. This time Monaco abandoned the left channel, allowing Yuri Berchiche to line up a hard, flat cross. Cavani read it quicker

than either of the defenders in his vicinity and rose to nod a header low into the bottom corner. Monaco were shells h o c k e d a n d q u i c k ly coughed up a third, holding an inexplicably high line only to be comprehensively sprung when the brilliant Cavani hooked a pass into Di Maria’s run. The Argentinean raced into a one-on-one situation

with Danijel Subasic and, just as he reached the edge of the area, produced an impudent chip. PSG were on fire and it cannot have come as any surprise when they conjured a fourth with just 27 minutes gone. Javier Pastore was the creator this time, flicking a cross off the outside of his right boot after a one-two, with Lo Celso heading

Andujar dashes Edmund title hopes MARRAKECH, Apr 16 (Agencies): Kyle Edmund must wait for his first ATP Tour title after he suffered a 6-2 6-2 defeat to Pablo Andujar in the final of the Grand Prix Hassan II. Having overcome his semi-final hoodoo on Saturday with a pair of victories to reach his maiden final at this level, Edmund had hoped to claim a first trophy. However the British No 1, Kyle Edmund seeded second in Marrakech, could not get going against his

Kyle Edmund

Spanish opponent, ranked 355 in the world but playing under a protected ranking after a string of elbow

injuries. Andujar is a two-time champion at the event, having claimed back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012, and his 1hr 21min demolition of Edmund gave him the hat-trick. the British No 1, Edmund, who had lost his only two matches since reaching the Australian Open semi-final, had been peerless in beating Malek Jaziri and Richard Gasquet after Friday’s rain had forced the players to play twice in a day on Saturday.

NSCA meeting cum picnic Dimapur, Apr 16 (NPN): General meeting cum picnic of Nagaland Sports Coaches Association (NSCA) NIS will be held on April 20 and 21 at Doyang, Wokha. Therefore, all Nagaland sports coaches with NIS under department of youth resources and sports have been requested to attend the programmes.

Real back in 3rd place in La Liga

Isco Alarcon is congratulated by Real Madrid team-mates after he scored his sides winning goal against Malaga.

M a l a g a , Ap r 1 6 (IANS): Real Madrid clawed their way back into the third place in the La Liga standings after downing Malaga 2-1 in an away match in which attacking midfielder Isco Alarcon, a Malaga native, scored for the visitors. Malaga on Sunday had made several changes in their starting 11, incorporating Uruguay’s Federico Ricca in defence and including midfielder Adrian Gonzalez and Nigerian forward Brown Ideye. The Madrid squad was without stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Raphael Varane, Marcelo and Luka Modric but was able to count on Mateo Kovacic, Casemiro, Jesus Vallejo, Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio, reports Efe. Malaga exerted barely any pressure at all early on and Real Madrid took control of the match, with French centre-forward Benzema leading the way at the La Rosaleda Stadium. K Y M C



Nagaland Post, Dimapur TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018

After several scoring chances that came to nought, at the 28th minute it was Isco firing a fabulous free-kick that made it past the diving goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez for the first goal. Zinedine Zidane’s boys only needed to play at half-speed against the timid and nervous Malaga, and the visitors got Casemiro in position, after being set up by Isco, to make it 2-0 in the 62nd minute. Just seconds before the final whistle it was Diego Rolan who sneaked in a shot for Malaga’s consolation goal on a mistake by Vallejo. With the win, Real Madrid are now in third with 67 points - two points ahead of Valencia, who lost 1-2 to league leaders FC Barcelona on Saturday. But Malaga, 20th in the league with 17 points, could be relegated to the lower league on Thursday if they lose against Levante.

But he was up against it early on, broken in his first game and then twice more as Andujar raced to the first set. The second was a similar story as Andujar put his injury problems behind him to claim his first career title since 2014. Kyle Edmund can take solace from his first final and the fact that he will rise to a career high No 23 in the next rankings as he heads to Monte Carlo for the Masters, where he will face Alexandr Dolgopolov in the first round.

home. The procession was briefly halted when Djibril Sidibe required treatment and was eventually replaced by Rachid Ghezzal. Monaco did hit back with something tangible before the break, Almamy Toure picking out Lopes for an easy finish. Lopes missed further chances either side of the interval, powering one over and seeing the other saved by Alphonse Areola, before Di Maria restored the fourgoal cushion. Alves whipped the ball upfield, Pastore touched it into Di Maria’s path and the final touch was clinical. Di Maria’s search for a hattrick ended in vain, though not before he hit the post and drew a fine save from Subasic. PSG’s sixth came off Falcao, who diverted past his own goalkeeper when Lo Celso’s corner missed its original target, Thiago Silva. That seemed sure to be the final insult but Draxler had one more in the closing moments with a deflected effort that left the Parisians in seventh heaven.

1st Open Football Tournament Monday’s results Real Sporting Club 1-0 Balipathar Sporting Association Naga Terriers 5-0 Chanan Football Club Oka FC 3-1 Naga Feathers Today’s matches 1st semi-final: 1:00 pm Yaongyimsen vs Naga Terriers 2nd semi-final: 2:30 pm Real Sporting Club vs OKA Football Club


Vi c t o r K . L o t h a ( Vi c ky ) achieved enviable goals in his sojourn here on earth. A social worker of the highest order, he was associated with various organizations and rendered selfless services till his last breath. Vicky's work here is done. He received a call, a sort of a call you can't refuse, for an appointment from which he will not be returning. The family members would like to Thank each and every individual, groups and organizations who had supported and stood by us physically, materially and through prayers during the darkest passage of time that we passed through. May God bless you all.

Juventus march towards seventh straight Serie A title

Juventus players celebrate with their supporters after their victory over Sampdoria.

Milan, Apr 16 (Agencies): Juventus bounced back from their Champions League exit by extending their lead atop Serie A to six points with a comfortable 3-0 win over Sampdoria. Juventus bounced back from their Champions League exit by extending their lead atop Serie A to six points with a comfortable 3-0 win over Sampdoria. The Italian giants bowed out of Europe’s elite club competition in midweek in agonising fashion, a last-gasp penalty converted by Cristiano Ronaldo, following Gigi Buffon’s dismissal, proving decisive as Real Madrid progressed to the semi-finals. But Juve displayed few signs of a European hangover and goals from Mario Mandzukic, Benedikt

Howedes and Sami Khedira, coupled with Napoli’s goalless draw at AC Milan, saw them remain on track for a seventh successive domestic league title. Sampdoria were the last team to beat Juve in the top flight in November and they started brightly at the Allianz Stadium as Fabio Quagliarella forced a smart save from Gianluigi Buffon - back in goal after his controversial sending off against Real on Wednesday. The hosts gradually established a pattern of dominance and Mandzukic gave them the lead on the stroke of half-time when he volleyed home from substitute Douglas Costa’s cross. Costa came to the fore once again on the hour mark and his delightful chip to the back post al-

lowed Howedes to notch his first goal for the club. With a quarter of an hour remaining, Costa completed his hat-trick of assists by teeing up Khedira to rifle low past Sampdoria goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano as Juventus extended their unbeaten sequence in the league to 19 matches, with 17 wins. Juventus had been given the opportunity to go clear at the top of the standings by closest challengers Napoli drawing a blank at San Siro. Milan had a Mateo Musacchio goal chalked off for offside while Allan, Jose Callejon and Lorenzo Insigne were denied for the visitors. It also finished goalless in the Rome derby as Lazio and Roma remained third and fourth in the table respectively.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”

– 2 Timothy 4:7

The family members would like to convey our sincere gratitude to all friends, relatives, individual, neighbours and well wishers, who shared our grief and stood by us morally, physically, spiritually, financially and materially during the brief illness and at the sudden demise of our beloved father. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to :1. Rev. Fr. Rhanben Mathew Longsa Center Incharge. 2. St. Peter's Catholic Church Longsa. 3. St. Joseph Parish, Chumukedima 4. Holy Cross Parish, Dimapur 5. Nagaland Catholic Women Association (NCWA) 6. Ex. Service Men Union Longsa 7. Zila Sainik Board, Wokha 8. 28th Assam Rifles, Wokha 9. Commissioner of Police Dimapur & staff 10. Lotha Hoho, Wokha 12. Mrs. & Mr. Dr. Chumben Murry (MLA Wokha) 13. NPF Youth Wing 38 A/C Longsa 14. NPF Youth Wing 38 A/C Wokha 15. NEISSR MSW College, Dimapur 16. Milky Boys Nagaland 17. Longsa C-Khell Youth 18. Yanpvutson Rui Longsa 19. Zion Hospital, Dimapur 20. Eden Hospital, Dimapur 21. Nem Care Hospital, Guwahati 22. Dr. Motsuo Memorial Dist. Hospital, Wokha.

RETD SUB MAJOR/HONY CAPT LT. ATSAMO LOTHA 3RD ASSAM REGIMENT, LONGSA - WOKHA Born on : 13/12/1945 – Died on : 9/4/2018 We deeply regret our inability to mention the names of each and every individual. We pray to God Almighty to bless you all abundantly for your gracious deeds. Loving Wife, children, in-laws and grandchildren DP-2303


Loving mother (R.L. Kinghen) and relatives



Lt. Khüzheli Assümi

Lt. Yegholi Assümi

Born in : 1933 – Died on : 10/04/2018

Born in : 1955 – Died on : 10/04/2018

In remembrance of our beloved, loving and caring mother Lt. Khüzheli Assümi, W/o Lt. Iseki Achumi and Lt. Yegholi Assümi, W/o Mr. Ghoshiyi Yeptho Sister-duo died on the same day 10th April 2018. We the family members express our heartfelt gratitude to doctors and nurses from Dimapur, Hospital and Referral Hospital (CIHSR) ICU and Mobile Health Clinic team from Referral Hospital (CIHSR) Dimapur for your countless effort round the clock. We, thank Prayer Warriors, Churches, Organizations and selfless individuals for your continuous support physically, financially and materially in times of our needs. We regret our inability to mention each and every individual, but it is our sincere hope and pray that let Almighty God bless you all for how good humankind you are. DP-2985

From, Loving husband, children, grandchildren, in-laws and relatives.

Born on 15 Sept. 2000 – Died on 08 April 2018 We, the bereaved family of LATE HEKETO AYEMI, convey our profound gratitude to all who stood by us through prayer, and supported us physically, financially, morally and materially during sudden illness and at the sad demise of our beloved son on 08 April 2018. Words are inadequate to thank everyone who have shared our grief but we convey our special thanks to: 16. Phishumi Baptist Church 1. Police Baptist Church Alichen 17. Tichipami Baptist Akukuhou 2. Sumi Baptist Church Kohima (Daklane) 18. Aichisaghemi Baptist Akukuhou 3. Doctors and staff of Oking Hospital, 19. Theological Student Alichen Kohima 20. Nito Mount Theological Student, ZBTO 4. Commandant, & 2ND BN NAP Alichen 5. Shri. Khehovi Yeptho, Adivisor, 21. Sector ‘A’ youth Alichen Tourism/Art & Culture 22. Leyong Sector Alichen 6. Director, Veterinary & Animal Husbandry, 23. IEF unit Alichen Kohima 24. Elypum unit Alichen 7. Baptist High, Kohima 25. Sumi Women Fellowship Alichen 8. Blessed Hope Boys Hostel Kohima 26. Project Sector Fellowship Alichen 9. SCF, Mission Compound, Kohima 27. Lotha Women Fellowship Alichen 10. Aichisaghemi Community, Kohima 28. Mongsenyimti Fellowship Alichen 11. Suruhuto Tokukujo Kuqhakulu Kohima 29. Longmisa Fellowship Alichen 12. Spring Voice, Sumi Baptist Church Kohima 30. Chuchuyimlang Fellowship Alichen 13. Sumi Welfare Society Kenuozou, Kohima 31. Chungtiya Fellowship Alichen 14. Kenuozuo Fellowship, SBCK 32. Longsa Fellowship Alichen 15. Nagaland University Evangelical Union 33. Sungratsu Fellowship Alichen (Meriema, Kma). 34. 2ND NAP BN ‘E’ COY Fellowship, Akuluto We regret our inability to mention each and every individual in this column but truly we are indebted for your countless love, generosity and support. May God continue to bless each one of you abundantly and may His unceasing grace and love be upon you. Loving parents, sisters and relatives. K-1049 K Y M C



Manchester City win EPL title

and 2013-2014. “Record-smashing, goal-scoring, swashbuckling and awe-inspiring - Guardiola has overseen a scintillating campaign, setting new standards of brilliance in English football,” Man City said in their website. Celebrating the success, Man City’s Argentine central defender Nicolas Otamendi wrote on Twitter: “2017/2018 @premierleague CHAMPIONS !!! Great job guys. Our effort, hard work and dedication paid off. Thank you to all the fans for your unconditional support !! This league title is for you too! Our Time. Our City. #CmonCity.” The defeat put United’s second spot position in danger, as their advantage over third-placed Liverpool was reduced to just one point. Despite the win, West Brom Manchester City won the EPL title after second-placed Manchester United fell 16 points remained in the 20th spot behind following their 0-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion. of the EPL table with 24 Manchester, Apr 16 Jose Mourinho-coached Rodriguez’s 73rd-minute points. The win on Sunday was West Brom’s first in the (IANS): Manchester City Man United can win all of strike. clinched the English Pre- their remaining matches, U n i t e d ’ s d e f e a t EPL since January 13. mier League (EPL) football they can reach maximum crowned City as EPL EPL points table title with five rounds of 86 points in total. Third- champions for the third Club Points games left as second-placed placed Liverpool have 70 time, their fifth title in EngMan City 87 Manchester United fell 16 points from 34 games. land’s first division league Man United 71 points behind following After Man City de- and the first under Span70 their 0-1 defeat to West feated Tottenham Hotspur ish coach Pep Guardiola, Liverpool Tottenham 67 Bromwich Albion here on 3-1 on Saturday, Man reports Efe. Chelsea 60 Sunday. United needed a win over City clinched the first Arsenal 54 After 33 rounds of West Brom to keep the division league title in Burnley 52 matches, Pep Guardiola- slim title hopes alive. But at 1936-1937 and 1967-1968, Leicester City 43 coached Man City have Old Traffrord Stadium at while they have won the Everton 42 87 points, while Man home, Man United failed to competition in its current Newcastle 41 United have 71 points. If muster an equaliser to Jay form twice - in 2011-2012

India on right path to become sporting powerhouse: Batra NEW DELHI, Apr 16 (IANS): After the Indian contingent finished third in the medals tally at the just concluded 21st CWG, an elated Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Chief Narinder Dhruv Batra on Monday said the nation is on the right path to become a sporting powerhouse. With a total of 66 medals, which included a grand haul of 26 Gold medals, 20 Silver and 20 Bronze at the Gold Coast Games, the Indian contingent surpassed the tally of 64 with 15 golds, achieved at the last edition of the quadrennial event at Glasgow in 2014. Congratulating the athletes, Batra said, “On behalf of the IOA, I would like to congratulate each and every athlete who participated in the Commonwealth Games and brought glory to the country.” “Their hard work has paid rich dividends and I can proudly say that we as a nation are on the right path to becoming a sporting powerhouse,” the IOA chief opined. “I wish all the athletes the very best in this Olympic cycle and hope they continue to improve upon their performance in the lead up to 2018 Asian Games and the 2020 Olympic Games,” Batra concluded.

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CWG organisers apologise for ‘shameful’ closing ceremony

Canberra, Apr 16 (IANS): The organizers of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games have apologised for Sunday’s closing ceremony which has been roundly criticised for not including athletes. Athletes, including the competing countries’ respective flag-bearers, marched on to the arena before the ceremony commenced, meaning the audience at Carrara stadium could see them, but the TV audience couldn’t. Many athletes were seen leaving the stadium while the closing speeches were still in progress, reports Xinhua news agency. The ceremony was even criticised by Australian broadcasters, Channel Seven, with former CWG bronze Medallist Johanna Griggs saying during the live coverage she was “furious” with the decision. “ T h e y ’r e a c t u a l ly wrecking a tradition that is so important and part of the Commonwealth Games,” Griggs said, live on air. “Unfortunately tonight, the organizing committee, together with the host broadcasters, just didn’t get it right.” Commonwealth Games Chairman Peter Beattie acknowledged on Monday that organisers made a mistake featuring

Usain Bolt performs during the closing ceremony.

athletes in the pre-show instead of the television coverage. “If the athletes didn’t come into the stadium until the broadcast time they would have been stuck in a field or a paddock somewhere,” Beattie told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) on Monday. Beattie, who had previously described the CWG as “inspirational” and “innovative,” said he was disappointed the viewers at home did not get to see the athletes. “We wanted athletes to be part of and enjoy the closing ceremony. However, having them come in to the stadium in the pre-show meant the TV audience were not able to see the athletes enter the stadium. We got that wrong,” the Common-

wealth Games chairman said. “The people who are angry are justified. The people who have been critical are also justified,” Beattie said. “Unfortunately tonight, the organising committee, together with the host broadcasters, just didn’t get it right.” In a social media post on Monday morning, Beattie said the closing ceremony telecast should have been organised more appropriately. “The speeches were too many and too long. I was part of that and I acknowledge it. Again, we got that wrong,” he wrote. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, who actually spoke at the closing ceremony, also criticised the organisers on Monday.

The Nagaland Sepaktakraw Women team will participate in the 8th Federation Cup Championship at Chandigarh from April 20-22.

D im a p u r , A p r 1 6 (NPN): Mokokchung and Tuensang registered easy wins at the ongoing U-23 inter-district cricket tournament to qualify for the semi-finals. In the first match at NCA Stadium, Dimapur, Mokokchung defeated Kohima by 80 runs while Tuengsang beat Wokha by 81 runs in the second match. Batting first, Mokokchung scored 128 runs losing 7 wickets in 25 overs. Anoksangba scored an unbeaten 45 runs while

Aloto and Longkitzuong scored 27 and 24 runs respectively. For Kohima, Monoj Choudhur y claimed 5 wickets. Chasing 128, Kohima players were bowledout for just 48 in 11.4 overs. Monoj scored 16 runs for Kohima. Ambesh claimed 4 wickets for Mokokchung, Abishek, Merenkaba and Vijay Rai took 2 wickets each. In the second match, Tuensang scored 201 losing 7 wickets in 25 overs.

Rishab scored 90, Aditya scored 29 while Pathung contributed 18 runs. Chasing the target, Wokha were bowled out for 120 in 22 overs. Harsh scored 40 r uns while Nchumbemo scored 35 runs. For Tuensang, Bijoy took 4 wickets and Abu Salem claimed 3 wickets. Today’s matches 8.30 am: Dimapur vs Mokokchung 1:00 pm: Tuensang vs Zunheboto


U-23 inter-district cricket

Open penalty shoot-out on April 21

The prodigies group. (NP)


Kohima, Apr 16 (NPN): The 4th Open Penalty ShootOut Tournament, organized by the Prodigies Group, under the motto ‘Innovating a Stranger Fellowship’ will be held on April 21 at Seikhazou D. Khel ground, Kohima village with advisor of rural development, Dr. Neikiesalie Nicky Kire as the chief guest and administrator, Kohima Municipal Council, Elizabeth Ngullie as the guest of honour. The entry fee is Rs.2000 and registration forms (Rs. 100) are available at Equipment and Sports, Main Town, High School Area Active Station (Opposite Axis Bank), B.O.C Area and Big Bite, Jail Colony. The last sate of form submission is on April 19 .

The winner of the shoot-out will receive a cash prize of Rs.30,000 sponsored by K & K motors (Mahindra service), Kohima. The runner-up will pocket Rs.20,000 sponsored by Kat Emporium, Themezie, third place winner will get Rs.10,000 sponsored by AJA communication (LG), Kohima while the fourth place winner will get Rs.5000 sponsored by Home Maker, Kohima. The best goalkeeper will also pocket Rs.5000 sponsored by Kohima Computer Centre, Khedi Market, Kohima. Meanwhile, the organisers have informed that the match fixtures will be drawn on April 20 at Seikhazou D. Khel Ground at 4 pm. There will be food and beverages stalls to cater to the crowd.

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