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Vol XXVIII No. 245

DIMAPUR, SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018 Pages 16 ` 5.00

New US sanctions ‘declaration of economic war,’ says Medvedev

Nadal in Toronto quarter finals

Only 30 % NRC work in Assam done: Sarma

international, Page 9

sports, Page 13

northeast, Page 4

College students stage mass dharna

(L) College students stage dharna outside ANCSU office, Kohima Friday. (R) College students holding placards attend dharna at DC court junction Dimapur Friday. (NP)

Correspondent/Staff Reporter

KOHIMA/DIMAPUR, AUG 10 (NPN): A peaceful dharna called by the All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) on Friday against the inaction of state government to its various “genuine demands” received positive response from college students in Kohima, Dimapur, Wokha, Zunheboto, Peren and Phek districts. In Kohima, thousands of college students staged peaceful dharna outside ANCSU office to press the state government for their demands including settlement of Kohima Science

Chauhan to be next CFMG chairman

Lt. Gen (retd) Shokin Chauhan

Staff Reporter

D I M A P U R , AU G 1 0 (NPN): Former DG Assam Rifles, Lt. Gen Shokin Chauhan will take over as the next chairman of the Ceasefire Monitoring Group (CFMG). The incumbent CFMG chairman D.K. Pathak completed his tenure on August 9. According to reliable sources, Chauhan will be taking over from Pathak after formal orders are issued by the Union Home ministry. When contacted, army sources also informed that Chauhan’s appoint was confirmed, but the official order was yet to be issued. A 1979 batch IPS officer, D.K. Pathak was appointed as the CFMG chairman in 2016. The Naga political groups are waiting to hold their first meeting with Gen. Chouhan, which is expected to take place as soon as he takes charge.

This is it!

“Sir in today’s world, nationality is not judged by looks. We are Indians born in Bangladesh.” K Y M C

College Jotsoma (KSCJ) land encroachment issue, permanent settlement of scholarship issue etc. According to ANCSU, the college students as decided on August 8 last, would abstain from attending classes starting August 10, 2018 till the demands were met. After the dharna, the union submitted a memorandum to the chief minister through deputy commissioner (DC) Kohima. In the memorandum, the union expressed displeasure over the state government’s delay in bringing an amicable solution to the KSCJ land encroachment issue.

ANCSU demanded that state government immediately expedite the process on priority so the college would no more be affected by land encroachment issue. Further, the union demanded for a separate nodal cell for scholarships and permanent settlement and strict implementation of all scholarship schemes so as to facilitate efficient implementation and disbursing of scholarships. ANCSU also demanded that all land encroachment issues in the district colleges and polytechnic institutions must be immediately recommended

for proper land survey and land belonging to the colleges must be retained at any cost. Expressing serious concern over various land encroachment issues of the district government colleges, the union demanded for a proper wall demarcation of all the government colleges to protect land and prevent any kind of encroachment. ANCSU reaffirmed that it will compromise under any circumstances in delivering justice to the student’s community and also reminded the state government that the union against the non-commitment of the state government in ad-

Govt serious about issues faced by students: CM D I M A P U R , AU G 1 0 (NPN): Nagaland chief minister, Neiphiu Rio, Friday asserted that the state government was serious about the issues being faced by the students. Addressing the Annual Graduation Day of the St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama in the College Indoor Stadium, the chief minister said the government has given foremost priority to issues of non-payment of teachers’ salary, disbursal of students’ scholarship and encroachment of educational land. Rio maintained that his government has tried to bring the students under the financial inclusion by disbursing scholarships through bank accounts as many economic activities these days were being done through the bank. Describing the economy of the state as “salary economy”, the chief minister stressed the need for

Neiphiu Rio

venturing into private sector for economic growth of the state and solving unemployment problem. Terming unemployment as a “huge problem”, the chief minister pointed out that there were over 70,000 unemployed youth in the state. Stating that there were a number of immigrants from outside working in Nagaland in various capacities, he said one should not only always look for the white collar jobs. He also cited the example of Japan, South Korea and Singapore and

said that the development of a country does not depend on the natural resources but on human resources. Stating that Naga society was living under pressure, the chief minister said many Nagas do not earn but spend. In this regard, he called upon the people to change the mindset. On the occasion, the chief minister congratulated the graduates and urged them to have confidence and be prepared to face challenges in life. Rio also commended the college for providing quality education and being one of the best colleges under Nagaland University. He also congratulated the college on being graded A+ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Meanwhile, the chief minister conferred various awards and certificates to meritorious students.

dressing these core issues, it has warned that ANCSU with the college’s students will be forced to adopt severe course of actions. Naga Students Federation (NSF) president, Christopher Kesosul Ltu, Angami Students’ Union (ASU) president Visako Rino and college student leaders also spoke at the protest rally. Meanwhile, ANCSU also appealed to all the college principals and institutes to recognise and acknowledge the core issue of the students, saying the issue was left unaddressed by subsequent governments. The union warned that those institutions which do not recognise the students’ issue and forcefully conduct the classes, would be termed as “Anti-student welfare institute.” Dimapur: Extending support to the ANCSU, thousands of Dimapurbased college students staged “Peaceful Dharna’ at DC court junction Friday. Students gathered at the dharna site were seen holding placards some of which read “we want justice not justification”,

Gov for robust mechanism to check influx of illegal migrants and requested to extend all possible help for the State to overcome the disaster, Acharya said it was heartwarming to learn that there had been contribution towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. He appreciated the MLAs for contributing their one month’s salary towards the fund, even as he appealed to the citizens of the State to donate generously towards the fund. He added that he too had donated Rs 1 lakh from his salary, besides arranging essential commodities like rice, dal, refined oil, sugar, tinned milk and tea leaves for distribution to the needy in Kiphire district. Accusing senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor of hurting the sentiments of not only the Nagas but of the entire Northeast through his recent comment on Naga headgear, the governor asked the Lok Sabha member to apologise to the people of Nagaland and the country.. He said the entire region was proud of its rich culture and traditions, adding that Nagaland had a rich

heritage and culture, about which the countr y was proud of. Such a statement from a qualified person like him was “extremely regrettable and unacceptable”, he added. The governor claimed to have taken initiative to promote emotional and national integration of NAMASTE (Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Assam, Sikkim and Tripura) States by introducing a NAMASTE NE department/ chair in different universities of the country to teach local dialects of the north-eastern States. Stating that so far he had motivated Mumbai University, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, Dr Babasahib Ambedkar Technical University, Maharashtra, NITTE Medical & Science University, Mangaluru, Alva’s Education Foundation, Mangaluru, Manipal University, Mangaluru and JNU, New Delhi to start a department/chair for tribal dialects, Acharya said the universities had requested him to identify

UP, Meghalaya, Nagaland yet to set CMA rules, saysManeka

Deputing state BJP president to Christian meet irks NPCC


KOHIMA, AUG 10 (NPN): Even as the fear mounts in Nagaland over possible huge influx of illegal migrants from Assam following publication of draft NRC there, Nagaland Governor, PB Acharya has called for a robust mechanism to check entry of “illegal immigrants” into the State. Addressing a meeting of editors and media representatives at Raj Bhavan in Kohima on Friday, Acharya also advocated a strong inner line permit system in the State, even as he called for vigil to check influx of “illegal immigrants” from Assam in the wake of the publication of final NRC draft there. The governor also referred to the natural calamity that had befallen the State now, even as he claimed that government machinery was making all-out effort to restore damaged infrastructure, besides providing relief and rehabilitation. Asserting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been apprised of the (Cont’d on p-12) current situation in the State

Extension of Art 371(A)

Total shutdown cripple Imphal


IMPHAL, AUG 10: Normal life in Imphal was severely affected owing to a total shutdown call given by various civil society organizations (CSOs) in protest against Centre’s purported intention to extend Article 371 (A) in the Naga inhabited areas of Manipur. The shutdown, however, did not disturb normal vehicular movement. During the shutdown, members of the CSOs staged a sit-in-demonstration along with women vendors of Kwairamband Keithel and Nupi Keithel (Women market). Talking to reporters, women leaders alleged that government of India was attempting to distort the unity and integrity of people of the state by spewing communal venoms on the different communities.

NEW DELHI, AUG 10 ( AG E N C I E S ) : T h r e e states- Uttar Pradesh, Meghalaya and Nagaland, are yet to frame rules for implementing the provisions of Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (CMA), Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi informed the Lok Sabha on Friday. The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA), 2006 authorises state governments to frame rules as envisaged under the Act. Uttar Pradesh, Meghalaya and Nagaland have not framed rules for carrying out the provisions of the Act, Maneka said in a written reply in the House. She said that though child marriage was not common in Meghalaya and Nagaland, the states have adopted the Act and was yet

to frame the rules. The Women and Child Development Ministr y seeks to amend Section 3 of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 under which a child marriage is only voidable at the option of the contracting parties. Child marriages are being permitted in the country, but can be annulled if a case is filed in a district court by either of the two contracting parties within two years of becoming an adult, or through a guardian in case of minors. In India, the legal age for marriage is 18 for women and 21 for men. In 2015 and 2016, a total of 619 cases of child marriage were recorded under the PCMA. The highest number of such cases during the period was 132 in Tamil Nadu, Maneka said.

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D I M A P U R , AU G 1 0 (NPN): Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) president K. Therie has criticised chief minister Neiphiu Rio and NLA speaker Vikho-o Yhoshü for deputing state BJP president, Temjen Imna Along Longkumer to represent the legislators at the All India Christian Federation (AICF). The event is organized by All Party Parliamentarians Conference on Christians From Scheduled Caste Background at New Delhi In his statement Therie described the decision to send a BJP member as “a deliberate act” to embarrass and symbolically insult the Naga society 95% of who are Christians. Therie said decision will also be an unforgettable act of adding salt to injuries.

India’s first all-women SWAT team with 36 from NE PM Modi’s remarks on Congress MP expunged from Parliament

Spl. Correspondent/Agencies

NEW DELHI, AUG 10 (NPN): Union Home minister Rajnah Singh on Friday inducted the 40 member all-women Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team of Delhi Police with 36 women personnel from the North East. Trained by specialists from India and abroad, the SWAT team have been undergone 15-months of rigorous training. “These women are second to none when it comes to handling terror strikes and hostage crises in urban areas. In fact, they were rated better than their male counterparts by their trainers at Police Training College in Jharoda Kalan,” said Delhi of police commissioner Amulya Patnaik The brainchild of Patnaik, the team comprises of 36 women from the North East. 13 of them are from Assam, five each from Ar-

All-women SWAT team demonstrate during the programme for their launch in Delhi on Friday. (PTI)

unachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Manipur, four from Meghalaya, two from Nagaland and one each from Mizoram and Tripura. The SWAT team has undergone training to handle urban situations as well as jungle operations. They have been trained in Israeli Krav Maga, ambush, counter-ambush and urban operations like building interventions,

vehicle intervention and VVIP security. They have also been trained to conduct rescue operations. Lauding the Delhi police for raising the all-women SWAT team, Rajnath said the women SWAT commandos will be deployed during the Independence Day celebrations. He also congratulated Delhi Police for the initiative in the direction of

women empowerment. Acknowledging the women police personnel from North Eastern states, Rajnath termed it as an example of integrating various regions in Delhi Police. The Home minister also inaugurated office complex of DCP South-West district, Police station Delhi Cantt and Delhi Police Residential complex.

NEW DELHI, AUG 10 (AGENCIES): The remarks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on BK Hariprasad, the UPA candidate for the post of deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha, were expunged from Parliamentary records in what is perhaps the first instance of such a decision. Modi had on Thursday commented on Hariprasad’s loss using wordplay of his name which offended the Congress MP. The comment was made in the Rajya Sabha after Hariprasad’s loss to NDA candidate Harivansh. “The Prime Minister belittled the dignity of the chair and brought down the dignity of the House,” Hariprasad said. The Congress leader was miffed by PM Modi’s jibe. “The Prime Minister belittled the dignity of the chair and brought down the dignity of the House,”

Hariprasad said. The Rajya Sabha Secretariat has reportedly confirmed that the part of the prime minister’s speech that involved a wordplay on BK Hariprasad’s name has been expunged from the House’s records. The remarks were expunged after RJD’s Manoj Jha raised an objection with the Rajya Sabha chairman. The Prime Minister, who had walked in the Rajya Sabha immediately after the voting, congratulated Harivansh Narayan Singh, a Janata Dal (United) MP, for his victory. “PM Narendra Modi also congratulated Shri BK Hariprasad for being part of the election for deputy chairperson of the Rajya Sabha,” read a Press Information Bureau (PIB) release. This is not the first time that the PM’s remarks in

Parliament faced the threat of removal from records. In February 2017, AAP MP Bhagwant Mann had urged the Speaker to expunge PM Modi’s remarks about him in the Lok Sabha.

Parl adjourned sine die

The Monsoon Session of Parliament was adjourned sine die on Friday. The amended Triple Talaq Bill was not taken up in the Rajya Sabha on Friday as no consensus could be built around it, Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu Venkaiah Naidu said. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan described the Monsoon Session as productive and satisfactory. Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said, the productivity of the House remained more than 74 per cent which is good. K Y M C


Kiphire citizens learn flower arrangement

The flower arrangement training in progress on August 10 in Kiphire. (NP) Correspondent

K I P H I R E , AU G 1 0 (NPN): A one-day training on flower arrangement was successfully conducted on August 10 at Hopongkyu Memorial Hall, Kiphire. The training was organized by the District Horticulture Office of Kiphire.

Resource person during the training was R. Wongtongba, flower making expert from Kohima. He taught the participants how to arrange flowers for different purposes and occasions. Dry flower making was also taught to the participants during the training. T h e p r o g r a m wa s

chaired by Senkalemba P, DHO, Kiphire and a short speech was delivered by R. Santsu Kithan, DAO, Kiphire. Altogether there were 30 participants from different church youth departments and SHGs. The program ended with a flower arrangement competition among the participants.


Nagaland Post, Dimapur SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018

LSU visits Lotha villages bordering Assam

news in Brief Dimapur DPDB meeting: The monthly meeting of Dimapur District Planning and Development Board (DPDB)-&-finalisation of LADP-2018-19 has been convened on August 14, 1 p.m. at the conference hall of the deputy commissioner. All elected and concerned DPDB members have been requested to attend the meeting. HTUK mass social work: In response to the call of the district administration to conduct mass social work in Kohima, Highway Traders’ Union Kohima (HTUK) has requested its members (traders/trading community) to undertake a mass social work on August 11, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. All its members have been requested to not only clean their respective areas but also clean the drainage and nullas to prevent them from clogging. KDOFPO & organic bazaar: In collaboration with Kohima district Agri office (KDAO), Kohima District Organic Farmers Producers Organization (KDOFPO) cooperative society will be organizing a one-day organic bazaar on August 15 coinciding with Independence Day at High School junction. Joint director DAO has informed consumers that organic products will be put up for sale. The organic bazaar will be organized under the mission organic value chain development for North

Eastern Region. NDPP Dimapur clarifies: Apropos the news item “NDPP Dimapur informs” published on August 10, the meeting is only for Women Organisation Dimapur Region Office bearers and Unit Organization president and general secretaries only. DSSU 1st union assembly: Dimapur Sumu Students Union (DSSU) has informed all its units and sub units that its 1st Union assembly will be held on August 11, 10 a.m. at the residence of its banker Er. Ghokuto Assumi (retd SE). All units and sub units have been informed to send two representatives without fail. LHD meeting: Lotha Hoho Dimapur (LHD), through its finance secretary, has informed all colony/area representatives to attend the meeting on August 11, 9 a.m. at Lotha Hoho Ki. NPGN/NNC informs: The National People’s Government of Nagaland/Naga National Council (NPGN/NNC) government will celebrate its 72nd Naga Independence Day celebration on August 14. A press release by its MIP has requested all region chairmen, rank and file both from army and civil wings to attend the Naga Independence Day without fail. For any queries one may contact 8014512353.

DEO Mokokchung informs DIMAPUR: The District Education Officer Mokokchung has notified that forms for National Talent Search Examination to identify and nurture talents of meritorious talented students by providing financial assistance for class 10 (both govt and private) will be issued at GHSS Mayangnokcha, Mokokchung w.e.f August 10. Concerned principals/headmasters of both government and private schools may collect the forms for their students during school hours and the last date for submission of forms is August 31. The release further notified that as per information from SCERT Nagaland Kohima, application formats have detailed instructions for National Mean-&-Merit Scholarship to award monthly scholarships to meritorious students Former Indian Ambassador to South Korea, Vikram Doraiswami with chief of the economically weaker section with the objective to reduce the dropout rate at class 8 minister, Neiphiu Rio at the latter’s official residence on August 10. (only for Govt. schools) and encourage them to continue their study at secondary stage.

DIMAPUR: Lotha students’ Union (LSU) conducted an official tour of Lotha villages bordering Assam on August 5 and 6 to monitor and assess the border situation with the anticipated influx of illegal immigrants due to the NRC issue. LAU general secretary, Ashanthung Humtso, in a press release said that the team visited Bhandari, Yampha area where a consultative meeting was conducted along with the Lotha frontal organisation of Lotha Lower Range, Ralan Area Lotha Hoho as well as with the students’ union of the area. Ashanthung Humtso who is in-charge of the issue, stated that, “Lothas have been sharing the longest border with Assam, and there is a critical need for providing security.” He also spoke about the need to safeguard lives for peaceful coexistence. Humtsoe said the need of the hour was to check border areas where Nagaland currently faced an impending threat of illegal immigrants due to a “deficient and obsolete government system which disables the concerned departments

in regulating & monitoring immigration into the state.” The Lotha Students’ Union while meeting the unions and organization expressed concern for the people in the area and urged them to be more vigilant and observant of any suspicious activities in the Assam-Nagaland border dispute area and report such things immediately to the LSU. The LSU also interacted with the police department at the check gates as well as the IRB deployed at Ralan. LSU said that during the interactions, it learned of the need and urgency of deploying more police officials in the area to strengthen security, and noticed the lack of personnel and officers at Ralan Police station. Grievances from the people and police forces were heard on-site, and appeals were made to the government to work immediately towards ensuring border security. The LSU also appealed to the government to “work in all seriousness and urgency to build a secure and better future for all Nagas.”

Notification on GST

DIMAPUR: In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (6) of section 39 read with section 168 of the Nagaland Goods and Services Tax Act/2017 (4 of 2017) (herein after referred to as the said Act) and in supersession of Notification-10/2018, dated the May 31, 2018, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Commissioner of State Taxes has extended the time limit for furnishing the return by an Input Service Distributor in FORM GSTR-6 under sub-section (4) of section 39 of the said Act read with rule 65 of the Nagaland Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017, for the months of July, 2017 to August, 2018 till the 30th day of September, 2018. (DIPR)

UPHC inaugurated in Tuensang

DIMAPUR: DC Tuensang, Jamithung Lotha, on Friday inaugurated a new Urban Primary Health Centre (UPHC) for Tuensang. A press release from the office of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Tuensang stated that Jamithung Lotha, who is also the chairman of the District Health Society of Tuensang, encouraged the ailing to avail of the medical services in the UPHC. He also requested all

ward/sector presidents to support the UPHC to better it. In a short speech, SPO (NHM), Dr. Thangloi, said the UPHC was not for the service on only people of nearby areas and encouraged everyone to use its services. Nodal Officer, (NUHM) Dr. Puse Leigesie suggested that women groups be formed in every ward of the town, so that they could spread proper information to the community in order to improve the

health system. He also requested the UPHC staff to work sincerely for the benefit of the people. The program was chaired by CMO Tuensang, Dr. T. Pangjung Sangtam, a dedication and prayer was said by Yimchungyer Baptish Church Associate Pastor Apong, a special song was presented by the youth of Police Church 3rd NAP and a vote of thanks was delivered by DCMO, Dr. I. Temsu Longchar.

Mokokchung I-day celebration

Mokokchung police today presented “Rumours”, a street play on the spread of fake news on social media. The street play is an APAT (Associates for Performing Arts & Theatricals) undertaking in collaboration with Fazl Ali College. The street play was presented by students of Fazl Ali College Mokokchung who portrayed the message of the consequences and ill effects of rumours on social media that even lead to loss of innocent lives. (NP)

DIMAPUR: Deputy Commissioner Mokokchung, Sachin Jaiswal has informed all government servants in Mokokchung district that the Independence Day 2018 celebrations will commence at 8:40 a.m at Imkongmeren Sports Complex, Mokokchung. A DIPR report said that all government servants and students have been directed to attend the function. Jaiswal furthered directed all the Head of Offices in the district to take attendance of their respective staff at the venue and submit it to the DC’s office for onward submission to the government for necessary action. DC further informed all village council members and GBs of Ungma, Mokokchung, Chuchuyimpang and Khensa villages, GBs of Mokokchung town, functionaries of all the 18 wards and the public of Mokokchung town, to Rengma Students Union checking Inner Line Permits (ILPs) in Tseminyu sub-division. attend the function.

Yingli College Longleng take up gender issues NDPP mourns AKM check documents at border gates

Participants of the one day seminar on “gender issues: prospects, challenges and strategies.” DIMAPUR: A one day seminar on “gender issues: prospects, challenges and strategies” was organised on August 7 by the department of Economics, Yingli College, Longongkang Campus, Longleng. A press release by the college said that in a welcome speech, Yingli College, principal, K. Hekheto Sumi highlighted the imK




portance of gender equality from the global perspective and also raised various vital issues and concerns related to gender issues in India. The inaugural session chaired by assistant professor (department of economics), Konchem, and began with the special song by Ngamshing Phom. A keynote address was delivered by HoD (depart-

ment of economics), Dr. Mithilesh Kumar Jha while the session rapporteur was assistant professor (department of history), Dikhrou Dianu. The first technical session was chaired by assistant professor (department of political science), Dr. Toli Achumi, six papers were presented in the session and the rapporteur was

assistant professor (department of education), Nurul Islam. The second technical session was chaired assistant professor (department of sociology), Dr. Vizolenuo Sophie and the rapporteur of the session was HoD (department of English), Dr. Sunil Kumar and five papers were presented in the session. The valedictory session began with the welcome speech by Yingli College, vice principal, Dr. B. Henshet Phom, who reflected upon the various issues and challenges confronted by the prevailing social, economic and political system that contribute to gender inequality in India. The session was chaired by Thsingvi T. Sangtam, a seminar report was presented by assistant professor (department of English), Dr. Ajay Kumar Kumar Chowdhary and vote of thanks was given by assistant professor (department of Economics), Lochumbeni P Shitiri.

DIMAPUR: NDPP has expressed shocked over the news of the sudden and untimely demise of Yeanglong Konyak on August 10 morning. A condolence message from NDPP president Chingwang Konyak said that late Yeanglong, who hailed from Totok Chingnyu village under Mon District was an active social worker and was the chairman, Totok Chingnyu village, and he had also served as the vice president, Konyak Union. The message said that in his death, Totok Chingnyu village in particular, and the Nagas in general had lost a sincere and hard working leader, and the vacuum so created would be difficult to fill. It further said that Konyak along with all rank and file of the NDPP join the denizens of Totok village to convey heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. It further conveyed prayers for the departed soul rest in eternal peace.


MOKOKCHUNG, AUG 10: The Ao Students’ Conference (AKM) today held a press conference at its office chamber and explained the steps and measures taken so far by the AKM under its project “Survival Mokokchung” in the wake of the release of NRC Draft in Assam. AKM said on August 9 and 10, two teams were dispatched to the check gates at the Assam-Nagaland border, namely Tsutapela (towards Mariani) and Nagaland Gate Watiyongpang (towards Halwating) which is a gateway to 3-4 districts of the state. About 60-70 volunteers of the AKM conducted an awareness campaign and verified documents like ILP, Voter IDs and others. The team said that around 128 ILP defaulters were detected while some of them were deported right from the gate. After the verification, the team at the press briefing suggested some measures that

AKM officials verifying documents at the check gates bordering Assam on August 9-10. the state government could take up. The team found that no proper verification of documents was being carried out at the check gates and suggested that a proper mechanism should be in place to check/issue

documents like ILP at the gate itself besides streamlining the entire system. The AKM further added that volunteers had been assigned at these check gates for further actions whenever it is necessary. K



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August 11

(Temperature in ºC)

Max Min

Agartala Cloudy, a t-storm in the area

32 26

Clouds, a t-storm in the area

28 22

Guwahati Cloudy, a thunderstorm

32 26

A t-storm around in the a.m.

29 22

Itanagar Cloudy, a shower or t-storm

28 23

Shillong Cloudy, a shower or t-storm

23 19

Cloudy, showers or t-storm

Dimapur Cloudy, a t-storm in spots

24 20 31 24

Clouds, a t-storm in the area

26 20

Tuensang A shower and t-storm around

19 16

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26 21

Zunheboto Cloudy, a shower or t-storm

23 19


program. It further said that a mobile ICTC will be present for spot HIV testing, free of cost.




August 11 from 10:30 a.m onwards. KCSU has invited all the interested students or unions to attend the


this time is unparalleled in India?  Yes  No  Can’t say


awareness program on HIV and AIDS at Mount Sinai Higher Secondary School, Chapel Hall on


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Swachh Survekshan Grameen program in Mon

KCSU HIV & AIDS awareness program in Kohima

D i mapu r : Ko h i m a Chakhesang Student’s Union (KCSU) will be organising a one day


Q: Is the monsoon fury




Nagaland Post, Dimapur SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018

Participants and officials of the SSG – 2018 orientation program held in Mon on August 10. (NP)

Correspondent MON, AUG 10 (NPN): Swachh Sur vekshan Grameen (SSG) – 2018, Orientation program organised by Public Heath Engineering Department, Mon was held on August 10 at Council Hall Mon. Medoseto Kiso, IEC consultant, while speaki n g o n awa r e n e s s o f SSG – 2018 stated that, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) had commissioned it through an independent survey agency to develop the ranking of all districts of India on the basis of quantitative and qualitative sanitation (Swachhata) parameters. This ranking will be based

on a comprehensive set of parameters including district-level surveys of public places like schools, Anganwadis,church, morung and bazaars. Medoseto explained that the SSG will survey panchayat and citizen’s perception of Swachhata and their recommendations for improvement of the program. As part of the Sarvekshan, states and districts will be ranked for their sanitation and cleanliness status where top performing states and districts will be awarded on October 2. Er. Imnasangba SDO PHE Mon Sub-Division spoke on the procedures and details of toilet instal-

lation. He urged the participants to judiciously utilize whatever the government provides, for the benefit of the villagers. This awareness campaigned is necessary to eradicate open defecation in the country for every village to be clean and hygienic, he added. The prog ram was chaired by S. Aochuba Longchar (Sani & Hygn consultant) and vote of thanks was delivered by K.N.Vijayan Pillai, supervisor. Altogether 190 participants from village councils, WATSAN committee and VDBs members under Mon district attended the awareness campaign.

CIHSR health benefit scheme Dimapur: Christian Institute of Health & Research (CIHSR) Dimapur administration deputy director Dr. Viu Meru has informed all concerned that they will be offering health benefit schemes to all press, educational institutes, churches, charitable institutes etc. as a token of appreciation for their work for the public. Interested individual can avail the benefit by contacting in-charge for health schemes Obed Murry at 9612221113 between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for more information.





Only 30 % NRC work in Assam done: Sarma

4 killed in road accident in Sikkim

Gangtok, Aug 10 (PTI): Four persons were killed and six others were critically injured in the early hours Friday when the vehicle in which members of a soccer team were travelling plunged off the road and fell into the ravine below at 3rd Mile on Dikchu-Rakdong road in East Sikkim. The dead included the driver of the vehicle, which was carrying the soccer team returning after playing a match, the police said. All the victims have been identified the police said adding the injured were rushed to the Central Referral Hospital. The police said that while none of the survivors are in a state to say what led to the tragic incident, investigators suspect that heavy rainfall in the area Thursday night and low visibility at the sharp mountain turns in the highway could have led the driver to lose control over the vehicle. The soccer team was returning from Khamdong village in East Sikkim after playing a match at the ongoing annual Independence Day football tournament.

Man gets 20 yrs in jail for rape Aizawl, Aug 10 (PTI): A POCSO court in Mizoram’s Champai district has sentenced a man to rigorous imprisonment of 20 years for raping a mentally challenged woman. POCSO court special judge R Vanlalvena also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on Hrangthanthuama, 30, yesterday. He had committed the crime against the woman, 25, in September last year. A criminal case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) was registered against Hrangthanthuama after relatives of the victim had filed a complaint with the police.

Himanta Biswa Sarma

process is transparent and available in public domain,” he said. The NRC is part of the Assam accord which has to be completed in due time. “We are following the guidelines of the accord. The NRC work is being monitored by the Supreme Court,” said Sarma, who is in-charge of Bharatiya Janata Party’s Tripura affairs. Various tribal-based political parties in Tripura, including the ruling BJP’s junior partner Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) and the opposition Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT)


Itanagar, Aug 10 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has urged government officials to fast track execution of all highway projects in the state by speeding up land execution and forest clearance processes. The chief minister, who reviewed the status of the projects in the state at a meeting here yesterday, also expressed concern over delay in the execution of road projects, particularly the Potin-Pangin stretch of the Trans-Arunachal Highway project, an official statement said. “The state government is drawing flak from the people for the PotinPangin stretch of the TAH and the four-lane road in the state capital. We should take these criticisms in the right sense and tighten our belts. “Citizens cannot be allowed to suffer for no fault of theirs,” the chief minister was quoted as saying in the statement. Khandu also requested the representatives of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

(MoRTH) and National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) to convey the urgency of the highway projects to their higher authorities so that approvals and sanctions are granted as early as possible. While discussing on the four-lane Hollongi to Banderdewa road, Khandu asked the highway departmental officials to continuously follow up with the higher authorities so that Phase A of the sanctioned project is completed on time. He also requested the MoRTH to complete the sanctioning process for the Phase B and C as soon as possible, the statement said. To the delay caused in some portions of the highway projects due to land acquisition problem, Khandu said that work must begin on the stretches, where 80 per cent acquisition has already been done. He said the entire project should not get stuck due to problems in few stretches.

A road-roller is used to crush the liquor bottles seized by excise department sleuths, in Guwahati on Friday, Aug 10, 2018. (PTI)

Guwahati, Aug 10 (IANS): The Assam government on Friday destroyed over six lakh bottles of illegal liquor and beer valued at Rs 168.55 crore with Excise Minister Parimal Shuklabaidya crushing these under a roadroller. The Excise Department had seized the liquor in the state in 2016. The destroyed contraband includes over six

lakh bottles of Indian Made Foreign Liquor and 17,410 cases of beer. A joint team of excise and police officials seized the consignment at four locations in Khatkhati in Karbi Anglong district while efforts to transport these to Guwahati by 14 trucks were on. Police had arrested 13 persons, all of whom have been charge-sheeted. “After a green signal

from the court, we destroyed the illegal consignment in public in Gorchuk area to send a strong message to those involved in the supply and transportation of illegal liquor,” the Minister said. According to state records, 39,085 litres of foreign liquor is sold daily on an average in Assam. There are 1,448 licensed wine shops that sell IMFL across the state.

Zeliangrong United Front rubishes NSCN(I-M)’s allegations RNPO condemns killing anti-social activities in Zeliangrong areas,” it alleged. ZUF also alleged that NSCN(I-M) have been involved in extorting huge amount of money from different companies and agencies that are executing mega projects besides imposing illegal tax from all vehicles plying on NH– 37 and collecting tax from the general public in the name of Naga political movement. “However, the huge amount of money collected in the name of pursuing the Naga political movement are used in construction of multiple gigantic building, luxurious houses and buying hectares of land in different cities

of the country, purchasing costly and luxurious vehicles, accumulating wealth and spending on luxurious things,” the ZUF alleged. “This culture of lies and deceiving the innocent people by the NSCN (I-M) for so many years in now intolerable. Therefore, ZUF have decided to flush out the NSCN (I-M) from the Zeliangrong areas so as to keep the Zeliangrong from the bondage of the NSCN (I-M),” it added. The ZUF also rubbished the allegation that UNLF supply AK-47 rifles to ZUF as “wild imagination and baseless allegation.” NSCN(I-M) misusing Naga political movement

Strike hits normal life in Manipur

JD(U) NEEC congratulates Narayan Singh


IMPHAL, Aug 10: Reacting to NSCN (I-M) allegations of Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) colluding with Indian security forces, particularly Assam Rifles, ZUF Friday said that it was an “old habit and unpopular tactics” of the NSCN(IM). The accusation was made “in order to cover up their defeat and weaknesses whenever they suffered miserably,” a statement of the ZUF signed by its information and publicity secretary, A Dangmei read. During a gun fight between NSCN(I-M) and ZUF at Khumji-II, Noney on August 7, a former


IMPHAL, Aug 10: Normal life in Manipur’s hill district was hit on the Friday, the first day of 48-hour general strike called jointly by All Tribal Students Union Manipur, All Naga Students Association Manipur and the Kuki Students Organization. The strike call was given by the tribal student bodies demanding immediate restoration of normalcy in Manipur University. Functioning of Manipur University remained paralysed after the students, teachers and staff of the Central university resorted

NSCN-K cadre Gaibungpou @ Abung, Rajo Peyu, who defected to NSCN (I-M), was killed. The gun fight erupted during ZUF’s campaign to flush out cadres of the NSCN(I-M) from the Zeliangrong areas so as to keep the Zeliangrong from the bondage of NSCN(I-M), the statement stated. It alleged that NSCN(I-M) cadres who were stationed in the village have been creating problems and causing insecurity among the people. “The Hebron camp had deputed so called Special Task Force (STF) numbering around 40 to assist the stationed cadres in carrying out maximum

to various forms of agitations demanding removal of Prof AP Pandey from the post of vice chancellor. While pressing the agitating MU fraternity to allow the fact-finding committee to begin its investigation into the allegations against AP Pandey, the tribal student bodies are demanding the authority concerned to take up all efforts to open the university considering the academic careers of students. The 48-hour general strike commenced from midnight of August 9. Reports from Churachandpur and Chandel districts said that normal

life was severely hit. Shops and business establishments remained close for the day. Schools, colleges and other educational institutions remained shut while government offices wore a deserted look with no staff in the offices. In these districts, strike supporters took to the street along the main roads and prevented movement of all kinds of vehicles. Similar situations were reported from other hill districts except in Tamenglong and Noney districts where normal movement of vehicles was reported. All shops and business establishments remained opened for the day.

Rebels call total shutdown on Aug 15 Correspondent

IMPHAL, Aug 10: Boycotting celebration of Independence Day of India in the Northeast states, Co-ordination Committee (CorCom) has called for a 17.30-hour total shutdown in Western South East Asia (WESA). A joint statement of Co-ordination Committee (CorCom) of RPF, UNLF, PREPAK and PREPAK (Pro) - rebel groups of Manipur and United Liberation Front

DRI seizes gold worth Rs 1.93 cr

Dimap ur, Aug 10 (NPN): Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Thursday seized around 6.3kg of foreign origin gold bars worth Rs.1.93 crore from a hotel room at Pradhan Nagar area, Siliguri. In this connection, two youth from Mizoram have been taken into custody. The arrested persons have been identified as Ngindosianmang (29) and Kapliansanga (20) both residents of Mizoram. 38 pieces of gold biscuits

and National Conference of Tripura (NCT), are demanding an NRC for the state. Sarma, who is the convener of the BJP-led antiCongress alliance, North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), said: “First let us do it successfully in Assam. Let Supreme Court find out the credibility. We have spent Rs 100 crore for the task, now let us wait for the result before jumping to any conclusion.” He said Assam’s demography has changed. There is an accord and a cutoff date. “These elements are not there in Tripura. So, in the absence of an accord, a cut-off date and a statutory body, the outcome could just be a replication of the voters’ list,” said Sarma, who was also a minister in Assam’s Congress-led government headed by then Chief Minister Tarun Gagoi. Sarma, who arrived in Tripura capital on Thursday on a two-day visit, held a series of meetings with party leaders for the Lok Sabha polls.

Khandu reviews status Illegal liquor worth Rs 168 cr destroyed of highway projects

weighing 6.3 kgs were recovered from their possession. The gold was cleverly concealed in “waist pads” of their trousers, a press release from Directorate of Revenue Intelligence said. The accused have admitted that the gold had been smuggled into India through Indo-Myanmar border at Champhai, Mizoram and they were carrying the same for delivery at Kolkata.

of Asom – Independent (ULFA –I) announced the total shutdown in the region will commence from 1:00 am of August 15 till 6:30 pm. CorCom also beseeched the people of the region to be alert and make the boycott a success as a mark of solidarity against “Indian occupation”. All emergency services including medical, media, religious and flood relief activities will not be covered by the total shutdown, it added.

D I M A P UR , Au g 1 0 (NPN): The North East Executive Council (NEEC) has expressed its elation at the election of its JD (U) MP, Harivansh Narayan Singh to the post of Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha on August 9. A press release by NEEC chairman, Senchumo (NSN) Lotha NEEC and Co-coordinator, Afaque Ahmed Khan congratulated Singh and acknowledged the support of all the members of different political parties. It stated that the party is also grateful to all concerned who have made this victory possible. The release added that the JD (U) honestly feels that Harivansh is one of the most capable persons to occupy the constitutional post, given his caliber in different walks of life and integrity as a politician. NEEC greatly honours the decision of the BJP in choosing a JD(U) member for the post of Deputy Chairman, the release added.

just for their own selfish gain are now exposed as there is no sign of solution even after negotiation for more than 20 years, ZUF stated. ZUF also extended revolutionary arm to all the Zeliangrong cadres in the NSCN(I-M) “to quit and return to the mainstream to avoid any kind of confrontation among the Zeliangrong brothers.” While stating that NSCN(I-M) leaderships deputing “Zeliangrong to fight Zeliangrong was despicable,” ZUF stated that such policy of the NSCN (I-M) was nothing but a desperate effort to sow seed of distrust among the Zeliangrong.

Dimapur, Aug 10 (NPN): Rongmei Naga People Organisation (RNPO) has condemned the recent murder of Gaibung Kamei at Khumji village on August 7 and also expressed concern over escalating violence by uniformed gunmen in different parts of Tamenglong. In a condemnation issued by its president, G. Namgai and general secretary, Mathew Rongmei, RNPO stated that the killing of Gaibung Kamei was a barbaric act of senseless mind to cause fear and insecurity amongst the innocent civilians and throw the law and order in chaos. “Civilians cannot continue to live in fear and lose sleep when government and security forces are responsible to protect them,” stated RNPO. The state authority must immediately arrest the perpetrators and bring them to book so as to restore confidence of the people in their leadership, it added. The organisation also suggested the trigger-happy gunmen to seriously take note of the Charter Declaration adopted at the Rongmei People’s Convention that Rongmei inhabited areas are “Peace Zone” and that any sort of factional feuds or violence be stopped. RNPO also reminded that it is mandatory for all gunmen to ensure peace and any defiance to the people’s call will only invite people’s wrath and flush-out from the very land. RNPO urged the warring parties to listen to the voice of the people and refrain from further atrocities and escalating conflict.

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We the descendants of Imsongmeren of Chuchuyimpang Village would like to congratulate Dr. Opangtula Imsong, daughter of Jungshiwati and Nungsangpokla in recognition of being awarded the Doctorate of Philosophy in History by the University of Hyderabad on the thesis topic "Neolithic Culture in Hagari-Upper Pennar Region : An Archaeological Investigation". We wish her a bright future that beckons with much hope and promise.


The Khezhakeno Youth Organisation with Immense pride and honour would like to congratulate Shri. Neilo Koza, S/o. Lt. Rev. Ngolo Koza for being appointed as the National Secretary of All India Congress Sava Dal appointed by the Hon’ble Congress President Shri. Rahul Gandhi on 6th of August 2018. We are encouraged and extremely proud of his achievement and the laurels he brought to the Khezhakeno Community in particular and the Nagas in general. The union further congratulates him for being the first person from Nagaland to be appointed as a secretary of the National Team. The Union wishes you success in all your future endeavour. President General Secretary Senovielhou Koza Viekope Chiezou


Agartala, Aug 10 (IANS): Preparation of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a long-drawn-out process and that the government has completed only less than one-third work on it, senior Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said here on Friday. “By the time it is completed, the people’s perception on it may change,” said Sarma, the state’s Health and Finance Minister. “Only 30 per cent work of NRC in Assam is completed. On the basis of that, people should not come to any final conclusion,” said Sarma. “There is no need to be panicky or create unrest. Those whose names have not been included in the NRC, they can apply with valid documents. Moreover, there is High Court and Supreme Court to file any objections,” he added. Sarma, who also holds the PWD department, said there was no caste or community issue (in finalising the NRC). “The entire

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Sonia leads protest over Rafale deal LS passes 21 bills in 17 sittings

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi along with other opposition parties’ leaders raises slogans during a protest against the Union government over Rafale deal issue, at Parliament House in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI) New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI): Stepping up their attack on the government over the Rafale issue, opposition MPs led by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi today held a protest in Parliament premises, demanding answers from the Centre over the alleged scam in the fighter jet deal with France. Gandhi along with opposition MPs, including Raj Babbar, Ghulam Nabi

Azad, Anand Sharma, Ambika Soni, CPI’s D Raja, AAP MP Sushil Gupta, among others, protested in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Parliament complex, holding placards and raising slogans. They demanded that a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the issue. Congress members yesterday had created uproarious scenes in the

Lok Sabha demanding a probe into the Rafale deal by a JPC, forcing an adjournment of the proceedings. They were heard demanding a JPC probe into the deal and a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Congress’ stepping of pressure on the government over the issue comes days after former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie

alleged that the Rafale deal was a case of “monumental criminal misconduct” by the NDA government and the scam involving it was much bigger than the Bofors scandal. Shourie, Sinha and lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan have demanded a time-bound probe into the contract by national auditor Comptroller and Auditor General. The Congress has been accusing massive irregularities in the Rafale deal, alleging that the government was procuring each aircraft at a cost of over Rs 1,670 crore as against Rs 526 crore finalised by the UPA government for the procurement of 126 Rafale jets. The deal negotiated by the UPA could not be inked. The Congress has also been pressing for price details of the deal, but the NDA government has refused to divulge them citing confidentiality provisions of a 2008 Indo-France pact. The government has asserted that there were no irregularities in the deal. Among the other parties which also joined the protest included Trinamool

Congress, Communist Party of India (CPI) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Earlier, the Congress members in the Lok Sabha raised slogans during the Zero Hour demanding a JPC probe into the Rafale deal and entered the well of the House. Later, they staged a walkout. The Congress MPs also protested in the Rajya Sabha, disrupting the House proceedings briefly. “This is the biggest scam of the world. We demand formation of a Joint Parliamentary Committee to investigate the Rafale deal,” Azad said in the Rajya Sabha. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel, however, dimissed the allegations, saying the opposition MPs need to have substantial proof if they accuse the Prime Minister of graft. The Congress members had earlier boycotted a breakfast meeting by Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu in protest against the government’s move to pass three bills in the House without any discussion.

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS): Lok Sabha, which was adjourned sine die on Friday, passed 21 Bills in its 17 sittings during the monsoon session. The government introduced 22 bills in the House as members sat over 20 hours beyond the scheduled time to make up for over eight hours lost in disruptions. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who adjourned the House sine die at the conclusion of monsoon session, expressed her happiness. “I have several times laid stress on smooth conduct of the House which is essential to maintain the credibility of Parliament,” she said. The house had 17 sittings which lasted 112 hours. It took up the noconfidence motion against the Narendra Modi government on July 20 in which 51 members took part. Mahajan said the government introduced 22 Bills and 21 were passed. The significant legislation was on granting constitutional status to National Commission of Backward Classes. Another measure involved restoring the immediate arrest provision in

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan

the SC/ST Act. Yet another Bill paved the way to enable the overseas electors to appoint proxies to cast their votes in the elections to Lok Sabha and state assemblies. The other important bills passed by the House include the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts (Amendment) Bill and Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable

Property (Amendment) Bill. The House also discussed the supplementary demands for grants (general) and demands for excess grants (general) for 2015-16 and the approved the relevant appropriation bills. Seventy-five starred questions were replied in the House and replies of 285 others laid on the table of the House . Answers were also placed of 4,140 unstarred questions. Members raised 534 issues of public importance and 326 matters were raised under Rule 377, under which an issue which is not a point of order is raised and requires a written notice by the member. The House took up a short duration discussion on the situation in different parts of the country due to rains and drought. “The House lost 8 hours and 26 minutes due to disruptions, but the members sat for 20 hours and 43 minutes beyond the scheduled time,” Mahajan said. She said the session was more productive and satisfactory compared to the past two other productive sessions -- the second part of Budget session 2017 and the last monsoon session.

Class two student raped in Delhi school Delhi Police improving Indian envoy meets Imran Khan

The accused has been working in the school for around a month and is a permanent electrician employed with the NDMC, the police said. New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI): A class two student of a New Delhi Municipal Council school was allegedly raped by an electrician in the institute’s premises, police said today. Following the incident, the Delhi Commission For Women and the National Human Rights Commission issued notices to Delhi Police demanding details of the case. The NDMC too has initiated disciplinary action against the school authorities. The girl was leaving school on Wednesday when the accused, Ram Ashray (37), allegedly took her to a pump room in the school premises and forced himself on her, police said.

He threatened the girl with dire consequences if she told anyone about it, they. On reaching home, the girl’s mother found her bleeding from private parts and took her to a hospital where doctors informed them that she had been sexually assaulted. Her parents approached police yesterday, following which a case was registered and the accused arrested. Police said the accused was a permanent electrician employed with the NDMC. A case under relevant sections of the IPC and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has been registered against him, they said. Deputy Com-

Naxals torch five empty trucks in Chhattisgarh Raipur, Aug 10 (PTI): A group of Naxals allegedly set ablaze five empty trucks in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh early today, police said. With this, Maoists have so far torched at least nine vehicles, including two passenger buses, in the last three days in separate incidents in Dantewada. Meanwhile, the police have recovered a human skeleton from one of the buses torched by the ultras two days back on KirandulDantewada road, although they had earlier maintained that there were no causalities in the incident. The incidents of arson are being viewed as a reaction to the death 15 Naxals in an encounter with security forces in neighbouring Sukma district on August 6. “As per the information, a group of armed Naxals reached near the office of Truck Owners’ Association in Bacheli town, where several trucks were parked, in the wee hours,” Dantewada Additional Superintendent

of Pol ic e G o ra khna th Baghel told PTI. “They threatened the truck drivers to leave the place and before fleeing from the spot, torched five empty trucks,” he added. Soon after being alerted about the incident, a police team was rushed to the spot. Security arrangements have been stepped up in the area and combing operation has been intensified to trace the ultras, he said. These trucks were engaged in transportation of iron ore in Bailadila iron ore mines area that consists of two towns- Kirandul and Bacheli- located around 450 kms away from the capital Raipur. “Maoists are frustrated over the death of its cadres in recent encounters in Sukma and Bijapur and therefore they are committing such acts,” Baghel said. As many as 15 ultras were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Konta area in Sukma on August 6.

missioner of Police (New Delhi), Madhur Verma, said the accused had been working with the school for around two months and was arrested after the victim identified him. Police said the accused was being interrogated. They said the spot where the incident happened did not have CCTV cameras. The NDMC suspended four officials. They are accused Ram Ashray, headmistress Santosh Rawat, assistant engineer (electric department) Tulsi Ram and assistant teacher Shikha. While the civic body has initiated disciplinary proceedings against them, it has also terminated the contract of junior engineer Saurabh Bisht, who was Ashray’s supervisor. DCW sent notices to the police and the school’s authority, asking them to inform it about the safety measures at the institute. The NHRC issued notices to the Delhi government and the police seeking a detailed report about the incident. A representative from the school said the victim’s parents came to them at 10 am yesterday to inform them about the incident, and claimed that the accused was not employed with their school.

Sitharaman meets S Korean counterpart New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today met her South Korean counterpart Young-Moo Song and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties in security and strategic spheres, an official said. The two ministers discussed “issues of mutual interest” and ways to strengthen cooperation in defence and security, the defence ministry official said. The meeting comes ahead of a planned highlevel meeting between the rival Koreas on Monday. The two Koreas would meet as the US and the North struggle to reach a common ground following the summit between American President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore in June. Young’s visit to India comes a month after South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s visited New Delhi on July 8-11.

over the years: Rajnath

Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI): Delhi Police requires more personnel and a proposal for recruitment on more than 4,000 posts is under serious consideration, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today. Saying that Delhi Police has registered significant improvement in the past four years, Singh lauded it for bringing down heinous crimes in the city. “Delhi Police requires more force. A proposal for recruitment of over 4,000 personnel is under serious consideration of the ministry,” Singh said at an event to inaugurate a new office of DCP (southwest) and residential complex at Cantt police station. The ministry has already sanctioned recruitment of 3,149 personnel for Delhi Police. Singh also launched an all-women SWAT unit of Delhi Police. The team will be deployed on the ground for Independence Day security. A demonstration to tackle terrorists by the women members of SWAT was displayed during the event. The all-women unit will be sixth SWAT team of Delhi Police.

The home minister pointed that traffic management is a big challenge before the Delhi Police, saying the Home Ministry has given in-principle approval to artificial intelligence based Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS). He asked officers of the force to regularly review systems to ensure prompt women security arrangements in the city. The home minister also warned Delhi Police personnel against meddling in land-related disputes. “Police does not need to play the role of judge in land matters. It is work of the courts.” Delhi’s Lt Governor Anil Baijal said representation of women in Delhi Police should be scaled up to at least 30 per cent. Presently, the force has about 10 per cent women personnel. In his address, Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik said new recruitment will help increasing ground presence of the force. He said the student cadet scheme, which has been started in southwest district, will be implemented across the city.

Ajay Bisaria and Imran Khan discussed a range of issues and prospects of India-Pakistan relationship. New Delhi, Aug 10 (AGENCIES): Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria met Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Friday. Bisaria congratulated Imran Khan on his astounding victory in the recent Pakistan general elections. Bisaria and Khan discussed a range of issues and prospects of IndiaPakistan relationship. The high commissioner also gifted a cricket bat to Khan with autographs of the entire Indian cricket team. Imran Khan, Pakistan’s prime minister-in-waiting, will take oath on August 18, according to senior leader from PTI. The 65-year-old cricketer-turned-politician had contested from five constituencies and had


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won from all of them. But the ECP has only granted him temporary permission to take oath as a Member of the National Assembly, pending the outcome of the case of violation of electoral code of conduct.

Imran won the NA53 seat by defeating former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, bagging 92,891 votes in contrast to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader’s 44,314 votes.



Nagaland Post Vol. XXVIII NO. 245 Dimapur, SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018

Disunited and desperate


nstead of holding on to the 118 votes it had calculated and getting a few more from fence sitters to cross the halfway mark, the Congress member B.K.Hariprasad who was candidate for the post of deputy chairman Rajya Sabha ultimately lost due to poor strategy and absenteeism. A total of 17 opposition MPs did not attend the session, as also the lone NPF member of the NDA. Had all the 17 opposition MPs voted then the tally would have been narrower. The reverse swing by the TRS and BJD worked in favour of the NDA while the abstention by opposition parties - AAP, PDP, SAD, Shiv Sena and YSRCPonly added the icing on the victory cake for the NDA. The NDA candidate from JDU Harivansh Narayan eventually won by getting 125 votes( the mark had come down to 114 after several parties decided to abstain). The opposition candidate and three-time parliamentarian of the Congress B.K.Hariprasad managed 105 votes. Hariprasad got a dozen votes less than expected. Although the opposition and non-NDA parties in the Rajya Sabha had more members but in the final tally, the NDA which had confirmed 123 votes got two extra. Before the voting, the AAP, PDP and YSRCP had informed that they would vote with the opposition. However, these parties eventually abstained and ensured that the NDA candidate won but with a narrow margin of 20 votes. NDA currently has 90 MPs in Rajya Sabha, which include- BJP (73), Bodoland People’s Front (1), JD(U) (6), Nominated (4), Naga People’s Front (1), Republican Party of India (A) (1), Shiromani Akali Dal (3) and Sikkim Democratic Front (1). The joint opposition, on the other hand, has 112 MPs in Rajya Sabha. These include- Aam Aadmi Party (3), Trinamool Congress (13), Bahujan Samaj Party (4), Communist Party of India (2), Communist Party of India (M) (5), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (4), Congress (50), Indian Union Muslim League (1), JD(S) (1), Kerala Congress (M) (1), Nationalist Congress Party (4), Rashtriya Janata Dal (5), Samajwadi Party (13), Telegu Desam Party (6). There are 42 MPs in the upper house who may vote either way. These belong to the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (13), Biju Janata Dal (9), Indian National Lok Dal (1), People’s Democratic Party (2), Shiv Sena (3), Telangana Rashtriya Samithi (6), Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (2) and Independent (6). The voting showed that the opposition could garner only 105 out of 112 MPs ; while the NDA, which has only 90 MPs managed to get 125 on its side. Those who added to the NDA’s tally were from the BJP and TRS. The result of the election confirmed that the so-called opposition unity is more of a hype than a possibility. Though the NDA was able to work its way through with deft handling by prime minister Modi , the opposition had no visible or commonly acceptable leader. For the Congress and in particular, its prime ministerial candidate Rahul Gandhi, the result was a psychological blow not so much for the defeat but for the fact that he has again failed to deliver when it was needed. That will be a big negative for the Congress which sees itself as a fulcrum of opposition unity as it will provide Modi another opportunity in 2019 to again snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

DailyDevotion The Holy Suffering of the Saint Let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good… —1 Peter 4:19 Choosing to suffer means that there must be something wrong with you, but choosing God’s will— even if it means you will suffer— is something very different. No normal, healthy saint ever chooses suffering; he simply chooses God’s will, just as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not. And no saint should ever dare to interfere with the lesson of suffering being taught in another saint’s life. The saint who satisfies the heart of Jesus will make other saints strong and mature for God. But the people used to strengthen us are never those who sympathize with us; in fact, we are hindered by those who give us their sympathy, because sympathy only serves to weaken us. No one better understands a saint than the saint who is as close and as intimate with Jesus as possible. If we accept the sympathy of another saint, our spontaneous feeling is, “God is dealing too harshly with me and making my life too difficult.” That is why Jesus said that self-pity was of the devil (see Matthew 16:21-23). We must be merciful to God’s reputation. It is easy for us to tarnish God’s character because He never argues back; He never tries to defend or vindicate Himself. Beware of thinking that Jesus needed sympathy during His life on earth. He refused the sympathy of people because in His great wisdom He knew that no one on earth understood His purpose (see Matthew 16:23). He accepted only the sympathy of His Father and the angels (see Luke 15:10). Look at God’s incredible waste of His saints, according to the world’s judgment. God seems to plant His saints in the most useless places. And then we say, “God intends for me to be here because I am so useful to Him.” Yet Jesus never measured His life by how or where He was of the greatest use. God places His saints where they will bring the most glory to Him, and we are totally incapable of judging where that may be.


I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it. ~ Edith Sitwell

Nagaland Post, Dimapur SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018


Traverse across Meghalayan Terrain


he sleepy hamlet surrounded by dense fog that never comes into limelight. They have woken up with early mesmerizing sunrises. They live recreation with walking, hunting and angling. There is exhilaration while headed out on an open road. Life looks good while long distance driving can be challenging. And I chalked out a plan facing behind the wheel. To fuel up, we carried healthy foods and well stocked water to stay hydrated. All I got to do was to tie my shoes and got out there in the wee hours. I pressed the clutch pedal down, cupped my left palm around the gear knob and moved the lever gently from one position to another. National Highways have opened up dimension for tourist inflow. My accelerator pedal kept pressing with steering wheel went magical turning on the curving lane at Jorabat, the place is sandwiched between Brahmaputra valley and Khasi Hills. However a long queue bothered to a halt at 2+2 lanes of Toll Plaza. Probably the peak hour factor had not been considered. A breakfast at Jiva Nongpoh felt refresh for the day. The vast scenic reservoir Umiam Lake attracts a large number of tourists. We clicked some interesting photo session. GPS directed us to follow the airport road (NH 40). It was beginning to rain at Mookyndur village at the welcome gate of Jaintia Hills (the kingdom of Jaintiapur now in Bangladesh). Jaintia is surging rich in mineral deposits. The Road Signs kept informing us the distance and directing along the side of the Myntdu River. Being Sunday, people were washing cars at nearby falls. The drive was quite quick and most fun because the road was clear. Long drives often lead to driver’s fatigue. My daughter had another idea to keep awake by playing FM. To stretch our legs, we got out of car to see rice cultivation at the lonely hills of the valley. The rain hadn’t stopped for the day. The road goes to Cachar, Mizoram and Tripura but most of the cars were of AS registration only. Assamese love to move at the weekend. Meghalaya capitalised the opportunity for its tourism. Bikers zoomed off to the road. The

Shillong bye pass (NH 6) joined us at Mawryngkneng. Finally the NH left at Jowai. It is the hill station of Jaintia Hills. Unlike Shillong, markets are open on Sunday. People were sitting by the side of the road. The huge congregation snarled traffic for some time. We realised they were guests of a function for waiting lunch. We had another idea of joining. As we journeyed towards down the hills, the landscape became rockier. Google directed us to follow a narrow passage. A bad road welcomed us through a hilly terrain. A falls at Thlu Amwi brought a few cars to a stop. The weather improved and the road seemed nice to drive. We were following the winding road of the cool rolling hills of villages at Amlarem. Hilly people are renowned for its hospitality. At noon, our car received a warm welcome from a Nepali boy at parking. There were few eateries around the place. We were readied with backpacker. We hiked across a km on the natural multi coloured stones. My DSLR shuttered a couple of shots from a distance. Krang Shuri is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in mesmerizing Meghalaya. It is the answer to Shillong’s Elephant falls. A construction of gravelled footpath on the waterfalls has transformed the place into a tourist destination. With that visitors ease to walk over water flowing and feel the beauty of its surroundings. It provides life jackets to swimmers to wave and float from the rapid currents. The breathtaking panoramic views of the thundering falls go flowing down from uphill. The sleep doctor says the rules to avoid driving between 1 pm to 3 pm when our body temperature is lower and people are naturally drowsy. We utilised it easy with a packed lunch. It was mind blowing view of Bangladesh at Dawki the next day. The loaded trucks of stones were lining up at Tamabila Zero points, the border of international trade. The major export and import transaction take place at the Indo-Bangladesh Matri Dwar (Tamabil Road Tax Station Sylhet). There is no fanfare like Indo-Pak border at Wagah. We had water adventure at Dawki boating point and bought pickles

In remembrance of Naga Independence Day


ear loving Naga brothers, ever since our history started, our forefathers loved our people and land so much that they had sacrificed their lives defending our land and people from the enemies who came to conquer us. In defence, they had sacrificed 100,000 lives and 3432 villages were burnt down by our enemies the Indians. The first generations were all dead. The deaths will not come to justify their rights. Their stand was freedom and nothing less. NNC’s stand was right before man and even before the Lord. The British Deputy Commissioner, C.R Pawsey founded the NNC and told the Nagas to stand strong on these three letters so that our history will be good. He founded the NNC in 1946 and the next year 1947 he went back to his homeland. In 1947 during the function of hoisting the first Naga National Flag, American Missionary George Supply prayed for the Naga National Flag. The acceptance of his prayer was revealed in 1995 in a vision to Mrs Khazhüü a residence of Pfutsero Town. The British and the Americans came and lived in the Naga Hills for a very long time before they left. So they know very well about the Nagas and they have been supporting the cause of the Nagas. Even China carried our burdens by helping in every way possible. These three great nations of the World supported the cause of the Naga Nation. Pakistan government was the first to support the Nagas. The Nations of the world saw the sufferings of the Nagas under the Indian Nation and supported the cause of the Nagas. In 2008, the UNO passed a resolution that the Nagas are a separate Nation and have separate territorial boundaries. The Federal Government went forward and made agreement and signed Shillong Accord. The then President Zhashei Huire was approached and consultations made where he was asked to withdraw from the Shillong Accord and denounced it, because he gave the authorisation without knowing the foundation of Nagaland for Christ. He confessed and agreed to denounce and reject the Shillong Accord. After his dead his replacement was appointed and called Shillong Accord as a breather. Nagas should be guided in the right path. It is 72 years since NNC formed the FGN. Therefore it is requested that on 14th August 2018 let all Nagas pray and fast to the Lord our God for the cause of the Naga Nation. Kuknalim Kepelhoucha Angami, Convenor, NFC Prayer Fellowship


from Bangladeshi at Jaflong Zero Point. The single span suspension Dawki Bridge connected Jaintia with Khasi Hills over the Umngot River. The Songrampunji waterfall at Umkrem delighted us once again. We saw large number of betel nut grow in this tropical area. Chewing habit of areca nut (betel nut) has been described the neglected global public health emergency in Asia. Meghalaya has been of archaeological interest. It was splendid drive passing through deep gorges and ravines at NH 206. The sleepy hamlets surrounded by dense fog that never comes into limelight. They have woken up with early mesmerizing sunrises. They ride for recreation such as walking, hunting and angling. The cool breeze caressed our face and the Pine swayed to the breeze. Cherrapunjee houses many unexplored natural caves that still waiting to be discovered. The cave enthusiasts from Meghalaya Adventures Association (MAA) are exploring. 7 km long Mawmuluh cave is of international standard. My wife enquired these people of their habitat at the hostile mountain. Yes, Geologists have recently classified another youngest civilization called the Meghalayan Age runs from 4,200 years ago before 1950. A destructive draught lasting two centuries had severely disrupted civilisations of planet earth from Egypt to China (Egypt, Greece, Syria, Palestine, Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, and the Yangtze River Valley). Geologic Time Scale defined Meghalaya the new age after Greenlandian (11700 y b2k), Northgrippian (8326 yr b2k) recently. At Pongtung, Cherapunji road joints us. Finding an eating joint for a tea is a thorny task. We found Cola without refrigeration and did not realise that there is no summer in upper Shillong. But travellers found fresh potato, tomato, cabbage and leafy vegetables at the street. We got irked at the heavy traffic jam near Elephant falls where Mawsynram Road joints. Sooner we left Shillong it was ease to drive down again. I believe it’s worth that long drive through the Meghalayan terrain. Kamal Baruah, Guwahati


A movement to make India eat safer, healthier food

ndia bears a terrible burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), with the lack of proper diet and safe food a major contributing factor. The country has seen an increase in the NCDs burden from 30 per cent in 1990 to 55 per cent in 2016. The World Cancer Research Fund contends that 27 to 39 per cent of the main cancers can be prevented by improving diet, physical activity and body composition. The Global Status Report on NCDs-2010, has stated that salt consumption has direct implications for high blood pressure as well cardiovascular issues -- and that saturated and trans-fat consumption increases the risk of diabetes as well as coronary heart disease. What one eats, and how one eats, is definitely a significant reason why NCDs have become one of the major issues in India, as well as across the globe. The way we eat cannot be directly regulated, but there are three major factors that can be controlled: What we eat, what we know about what we eat and awareness about what we should eat (quantity/choice). The first aspect comes from the standardisation of food, the idea of safety of the food that is available for human consumption. In this context, The Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 has enabled amalgamation of all the laws and regulations, and has further led to the creation of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The second task comes from the aspect of sharing the information about what we eat. How do I know what I am eating is right? For this, FSSAI has enabled labelling, especially the content and nutritional information. The third and final task is the mammoth one of telling citizens what they should eat, the choice of food or its quantum. For this, a phenomenal wave of change has just taken flight -- the “Eat Right Movement” -- the main focus of which is to guide citizens across the nation. The movement is built on two broad pillars of “Eat Healthy” and “Eat Safe”, which is engaging citizens to improve their health and well-being. It started off recently with the goal to reduce consumption of high fat sugar and salt (HFSS) foods, and to eat safe and nutritious food. Any technique adopted to alter the way citizens think, behave and function in society has a long gestation period before a positive outcome can be expected. It should be understood that the premise for adopting a technique for social and

behavioural change comes from the fact that it cannot be a discontinuous function, it cannot be a jump from A to B; instead, it has to be a transition with constant nudging. The reason why the “Eat Right Movement” could be a huge success is that it taps that narrow space of potential between what consumers will ignore because it is unattainable, and what they won’t consider important to begin with. Had the movement supported a dramatic reduction in HFSS foods, most consumers would not pay heed to it; but if the movement had just been a simplistic awareness programme, consumers would not consider it important enough to participate in the process. The “Eat Right Movement” not only nudges consumers to take the right step, but also involves them in the process of building a healthier India. The second important aspect of the movement is that it involves collaboration, as well as voluntarily commitment from the major Food Business Operators, (FBOs) wherein it is not only the final consumer who is part of the movement, but the stakeholders such as FBOs who have the capacity to influence the way food is produced and made available to the people. The movement seeks improved behaviour in terms of food choices from the supply side as well as the demand side, thereby setting an example can be replicated for other issues within India, and by other nations as well. The movement incorporates an “Eat Right Toolkit” which is a supportive engagement to be streamlined into the national nutrition and public health programmes. It also encompasses the Safe and Nutritious food (SNF) Initiative, which thrives on the philosophy of creating IEC (Information Education Communication) Material, to spread awareness and to be mindful of the concept of “safe and nutritious food”. Clearly, there are quite effective methods in place to alter the way India eats; however, there is a need to throw caution to the wind. The issue is the inability to quantify the changes in habits of citizens in a short span. Therefore, a deflection from strategy should not be based on short-term outcomes. Instead, FSSAI needs to go all guns ablaze in these social and behavioural changes that they have given life to. Because health and competitiveness will follow if India begins to “Eat Right”! (IANS) Amit Kapoor and Paramjeet Chawla, (

Rape of physically challenged, orphan girls: beyond imagination

he rape of physically challenged and orphan women and girls at Muzaffarpur in Bihar and Deoria in Uttar Pradesh is ignominy to Indian society and government. It requires a genuine soul-searching and introspection. It is the nude dance of animality. It was beyond my imagination that in shelter homes where there are the elderly, mentally unsound, women and children. These shelter homes are sexually exploiting young boys and girls, abusing them, murdering them, and in some cases forcing them to take their own lives. India was once famous for the Taj Mahal and the beautiful beaches of Goa - but it is now becoming known for something much more disturbing: an epidemic of child rape sweeping the country. Recent incidents of rape in Muzaffarpur following Deoria have stirred the conscience of the nation.The entire country is pigeonholed into a rape country Unlike other countries Indians worship goddesses the most. So they ought to respect a woman than raping her and they fight for their religion and god. Then they lack no shame in raping a woman Since ages, women have been the soft target for physical, mental and emotional abuse and humiliation. In the falsely perceived male dominated society, she is the one found to be compromising, adjusting and struggling for her survival. People forget that woman is the feminine aspect of the Divine Creative

Forces. She is the manifestation of these cosmic forces in human form. Time and again, History has proved that humiliating women attracts large scale destruction and that too not only of the persons directly involved in humiliation but even their supporters, mute spectators and the rulers of the land. Nothing could be as cruel an irony as remembering the Mahatma at a time when the context of Muzaffarpur is maligned beyond imagination. This came close on the heels of celebrations that marked the centenary of Gandhi’s Champaran Andolan. It would not be wrong to say that Muzaffarpur is a microcosm of India today and Brajesh Thakur, who ran a girls-shelter house there and stands accused of raping them, is a symbol of morbid depravity that afflicts the country’s social and political life. The shelter home case in UP reminds of a similar incident which took place in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur. Rapes are the most obnoxious of all crimes. The sad part is that it is so prevalent among all societies. Rape is one of the worst and most heinous forms of assault that can be afflicted on a human by another. It is abhorred by all societies and cultures. Yet rapes keep on happening with alarming frequency in the society across all countries and cultures.The statistics from NCRB show that while in 2015, 10,854 cases of rape under Section 376 of the IPC and under Sections

4 and 6 of the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act were registered, 2016 further saw the rise in cases as 19,765 of such cases were registered. Here we don’t intend to name or shame any particular state and its people, but record show that Madhya Pradesh (2,467), Maharashtra (2,292), Uttar Pradesh (2,115), Odisha (1,258) and Tamil Nadu (1,169) are among the state where crime against children especially child-rape is on a rise. Conviction Rate Remains Low In 2016, only one in four rape cases in India ended in conviction – the lowest since 2012 – according to national crime data. India’s conviction rate for rape, at 25.5 percent, remains low compared to all cognisable crimes – those that do not require a magistrate’s permission to investigate – under the Indian Penal Code (46.9

percent in 2015). There is no easy answer to how to accomplish this, but we all have a role to play on focusing on changing the ways of the perpetrators and culture, and not examining what the victims could have done differently. The solution lies with constant societal interactions to mellow down the strong patriarchal structure, especially when interactions are guided by respectful individuals who are voicing their opinion about ‘consent’ and respect towards women. The government and society should work on prevention of rapes. This can be achieved through proper education and guidance of the young so that the humanity can hope for a generation that does not have such crimes in the human society. Prof Mithilesh Kumar Sinha, Finance Officer, Nagaland University, Lumami

Reader’s Post

Has website address changed? Sir,

On 31st July 2017 online GPF Information System for Nagaland state government employees was launched by chief secretary, Pankaj Kumar at the Annexe Building Hall, office of the principal accountant general (A&E). One year has passed since the system was launched and now we cannot access the site at all. Will AG office Nagaland kindly inform whether they have withdrawn this facility or they have changed the website address. Mhabeni Lotha

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.


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Kerala flood situation worsens; 29 dead

T HIRU V A N A N THAPURAM, AUG 10 (PTI): Dam reservoirs and rivers overflowed, sections of highways collapsed and homes were swept away in severe flooding in more than half of Kerala, after days of incessant rains left nearly 54,000 people homeless and killed at least 29, officials said today. Five columns of Army were deployed in the state’s seven severely-hit northern districts, out of Kerala’s 14, to help evacuate people and to build makeshift bridges even as the Indian Navy’s southern command was put on alert after water level in Periyar river rose amid concern that parts of Wellingdon Island in Kochi could be inundated. Almost all 40-odd rivers in the state are in spate, officials said. Northern and central Kerala have been battered by heavy rains of the Southwest monsoon since August 8, which has left 29 people dead, including three today. Of them, 25 died in landslides and four in drowning. State officials said a total of 53,501 people are now housed in 439 relief camps

An aeriel view of the flooded locality of Aluva after heavy rains, in Kerala on Friday. (PTI)

across the state. Tourists were barred from entering the hilly Idukki district after roads caved in at many places. Army soldiers were building small bridges to evacuate people stranded at various places in Kozhikode and Wayanad. A red alert was issued for Idukki and its adjoining districts in view of the possibility of release of more water from the Idukki reservoir. At least 50 tourists, including 24 foreigners, stranded at the Plum Judy resort at Munnar since Wednesday were rescued and taken to safer places, state Tour-

ism minister Kadakampally Surendran said. People living downstream of Periyar river in Kochi, and Cheruthoni river in Idukki have been warned of a possibility of inundation of banks. Water level had crossed the maximum storage capacity of reservoirs of 24 out of the state’s 58 dams, forcing officials to release the water by opening the sluice gates, including three of the Idukki reservoir. Two more shutters of the Cheruthoni dam, part of the Idukki reservoir, the biggest arch dam in Asia, were lifted around 7 am today. One shutter was opened yesterday after a gap of 26

years. This morning, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan reviewed the flood situation and relief works being undertaken by the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and the NDRF. Due to the increase in the water level at Idukki dam, “it is essential to release water three times (more) than what was being released now”, Vijayan said, adding that this will lead to rise in the water levels of Periyar river and its tributaries. He appealed to people to be vigilant. Union minister Alphons Kannamthanam said he discussed the flood situation in Kerala with Home Minister Rajnath Singh this morning. Singh also spoke with Vijayan, and will make an aerial survey of the floodaffected areas on Sunday. Col. Ajai Sharma, the commandant of DSC Centre, who is overseeing relief and rescue operations, said five columns of Army have been deployed in the northern districts since last night. “The haphazard development along the streams has affected the natural flow of rivers, which is a challenge right now,” he said.

Small bridges have been constructed to evacuate stranded people in various places in Kozhikode and Wayanad areas, and rescue operations are currently underway. “The situation is under control,” he said. M e a n w h i l e, s t a t e Revenue minister E Chandrasekharan reviewed the flood situation and the precautionary measures to be taken in Aluva near Kochi airport and nearby areas in view of the possibility of increase in the water level following release of more water from Idukki reservoir. Periyar river in Aluva is already in spate following release of water from Idamalayar dam, and people living in low-lying areas have been asked to be vigilant. Cochin International Airport Limited sources said operations at the airport had not been affected. “The operational area is intact. No cancellation of services so far,” an airport spokesperson said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Vijayan yesterday, and offered all possible assistance to those affected.


Triple talaq Bill deferred to next session New Delhi, Aug 10 ( AGE N C IE S / I A N S ) : Rajya Sabha on Friday deferred the controversial triple talaq Bill to the next session of Parliament due to lack of consensus among political parties on the issue. Informing the House just ahead of the Private Members Business in the afternoon session, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said: “Triple talaq Bill will not be taken up today because no consensus could be built around it.” Today is the last day of the monsoon session of Parliament. Meanwhile, speculations are that the Narendra Modi government may take the ordinance route to enact the legislation that sets aside the age-old practice of instant divorce prevailing in the Muslim community. Though, according to sources, bringing the Bill in the Winter Session just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections would “suit the BJP better”. “The interim time BJP leaders can use to remind people of obstructions put by the Opposition

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parties in the road to the important legislation just like they had in the case of the SC/ST Bill,” the sources said. Notably, the decision came after several rounds of meetings, including between BJP chief Amit Shah and senior ministers. The sources also said that the Opposition demanded a JPC on the Rafale deal in lieu of support for the triple talaq Bill, which the government did not find acceptable.

‘Rahul thwarted passage of triple talaq bill’

After the triple talaq bill could not be taken up in the Rajya Sabha on Friday, the government blamed Congress President Rahul Gandhi for thwarting pas-

sage of the bill. Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar said even though the bill could not be taken up in the monsoon session, the government would keep on trying to protect the interests of Muslim women. “We will keep the str uggle on. Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his party are directly responsible for delaying the passage of the bill. They have blocked it from day one. They unnecessarily raised the issue of sending the bill to the select committee,” Kumar told reporters outside the Parliament. However, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi said her party’s position is absolutely clear on the bill.

Newest viral suicide ‘game’: The Momo Challenge

The face of ‘The Momo Challenge’ is an image of a horrifying doll called ‘Mother Bird’ with bulging eyes and a wide mouth. (file)

Chandigarh, Aug after the Blue Whale chal10 (AGENCIES): Months lenge led to a spate of global


suicides among teenagers, another viral suicide challenge has now begun to cause trouble. Called the Momo Challenge, this one involves Facebook’s messenger app Whatsapp, and is believed to induce teenagers into violent acts. Momo Challenge is a viral challenge that’s reportedly circulated on Whatsapp. The game started on Facebook, where members were challenged into communicating with an unknown number, The Sun

said in its report. The face of ‘The Momo Challenge’ is an image of a horrifying doll called ‘Mother Bird’ with bulging eyes and a wide mouth. The game challenges children to engage in a series of violent acts that end with suicide. The sculpture of ‘Mother Bird’ is attributed to Japanese artist Midori Hayashi, and is currently on display at Tokyo’s Vanilla Gallery, with other kinds of horror art. The artist however is believed to have nothing to do with the challenge.


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NEW DELHI, Aug 10 (PTI): As many as 37 listed PSUs have not complied with markets regulator Sebi’s 25 per cent minimum public shareholding norms, Parliament was informed Friday. As per the norms, PSUs were mandated to achieve the minimum 25 per cent public shareholding by August 21, 2017, which was later extended by a year. Out of the total 89 listed PSUs, 52 are compliant with the minimum public shareholding requirement of 25 per cent and remaining 37 are yet to comply with the rule, Minister of State for Finance Pon Radhakrishnan said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. In a separate reply, Minister of State for Corporate Affairs P P Chaudhary said that 907 cases have been admitted under corporate insolvency resolution process.



Apex Motor Enterprise sales branch, Mahindra dealers, was inaugurated by regional Sales Manager Guwahati office, Bhoopesh Kumar at Tsakou, Meriema, Kohima on Friday. The inauguration programme was attended by CEO Apex Motor Kepel Keditsu, assistant sales managers Rajdeep and Alokesh, Meriema villager leaders and well wishers. The dedicatory prayer was offered by Baptist Church Meriema pastor, Keduolhoulie Shüya.

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Mumbai, Aug 10 (PTI): Caught in a fresh wave of global currency turbulence, the rupee fell sharply by 15 paise to end at 68.83 against the resurgent dollar amid fears of escalation in trade tensions worldwide. The Indian currency hit a fresh 3-week low in early trade before regaining some lost ground. Forex market sentiment wobbled once again in line with sell-off in other emerging market currencies hit by the sudden wave of risk-off on mounting fears over a political crisis in Turkey. The Turkish lira plunged nearly 14 per cent after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked citizens to convert their dollars and other foreign currencies as well as gold holdings to local lira. US President Donald Trump also announced doubling steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey, adding to pressure on that country’s troubled economy amid a diplomatic row.


advances at the end of June, against 9.97 per cent a year ago. However, net NPA marginally declined to 5.29 per cent from 5.97 per cent earlier. Accordingly, gross NPAs increased to Rs 2,12,840 crore as on June 2018 from Rs 1,88,068 crore at the end of the same month last year. However, net NPAs of the bank declined to Rs 99,236 crore at the end of the first quarter, against Rs 1,07,560 crore in the year-ago period.

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New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI): The country’s largest lender SBI Friday reported a hefty loss of Rs 4,876 crore for the June quarter due to higher bad loans. The bank had earned a net profit of Rs 2,006 crore in the April-June period of the previous fiscal, SBI said in a regulatory filing. However, total income during the three-month period rose to Rs 65,492.67 crore as compared to Rs 62,911.08 crore in the June quarter of 2017-18. The bank’s gross non-performing assets (NPAs) rose to 10.69 per cent of total

New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI): Industrial output recorded a growth of 7 per cent in June on account of higher output in mining, manufacturing and power generation segments. Factory output growth measured in terms of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) was revised upwards for May at 3.9 per cent from previous estimate of 3.2 per cent estimated earlier, according to data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) today. The cumulative growth for the period April-June 2018 stands at 5.2 per cent over the corresponding period of the previous year. The manufacturing sector, which constitutes 77.63 per cent of the index, grew by 6.9 per cent in June, as against a decline of 0.7 per cent in the year-ago month.


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In another reply, Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said Public Sector Banks (PSBs) witnessed a period of aggressive lending from 2008 to 2014 where the gross advances increased from 18.2 lakh crore to 52.16 lakh crore as per RBI data. “Reasons for spurt in stressed assets have been observed to be, inter-alia, due to aggressive lending practices, wilful default / loan frauds / corruption in some cases, and economic slowdown. Asset Quality Review (AQR) initiated in 2015 for clean and fully provisioned bank balance-sheets revealed high incidence of NPAs,” he said. Stressed loans, not provided for earlier under flexibility given to restructured loans, were reclassified as NPAs and provided for, he said. PSBs initiated cleaning up by recognising NPAs and provided for expected losses, he said.


and also to increase product offerings in line with technological developments. Conclusion of the IBC process will also catalyse the deal momentum,” Pankaj Chopda, Director, Grant Thornton India LLP said. In July UPL Ltd’s acquisition of Arysta Lifescience Inc for USD 4.2 billion was the largest outbound deal in the agriculture sector and otherwise till date. The sector led the deal activity with 48 per cent of the total M&A deal values. The month of July also recorded seven deals valued at and above USD 100 million each. The report noted that the absence of big ticket deals in July 2017 on account of GST implementation also supported the surge in the deal values in 2018.

New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI): The government today said that there is no proposal to withdraw Rs 2,000 denomination note. RBI introduced Rs 2,000 notes following demonetisation of high value Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in November 2016. Replying to question whether the government is considering withdrawal of Rs 2,000 notes shortly, Minister of State for Finance Pon Radhakrishnan in the Lok Sabha said, “there is no such proposal.” Specified Bank Notes (SBNs) were received by the RBI either directly or from bank branches or post offices through the currency chest mechanism and were subjected to verification for authentication and numeral accuracy, he said. “The process has since been completed. The notes processed online in Currency Verification and Processing System (CVPS) have been destroyed,” he said.

Industrial output expands 7 pc in June


values. The year so far has registered 12 deals in the billion-dollar category and 33 deals valued at and over USD 100 million each. The telecom, e-commerce, manufacturing, energy, agriculture, banking and IT sectors led the deal activity, capturing 94 per cent of the total deal values in the January-July period. The start-up sector dominated the deal volumes with a 21 per cent share followed by manufacturing and IT together contributing 25 per cent. “The deal activity is expected to be bullish for the rest of the year. M&A activities will be primarily driven by a strategic push in the board rooms to achieve scale within both domestic markets and global markets

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New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI): Corporate India announced merger and acquisition deals worth USD 8.7 billion in July this year, following which the deal tally for the first seven months of this year stood at USD 74.16 billion, says a report. According to Grant Thornton’s M&A Dealtracker there were 49 M&A deals worth USD 8.71 billion in July, a nearly 22 fold increase on a year-onyear basis, driven by two large outbound acquisitions valuing over USD 1 billion each. In the January-July period, there were 284 M&A deals worth USD 74.18 billion, primarily on account of revived domestic and cross-border deal activity, witnessing an increase of over seven times in deal

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Trump wants Space Force by 2020

Washington, Aug 10 (Agencies): US President Donald Trump’s administration has set a goal of creating a sixth branch of the US military by 2020 known as the Space Force and says it will work to build bipartisan support in Congress for the plan. Critics view the creation of a Space Force as an unnecessary and expensive bureaucratic endeavour and scoff at comparisons to the establishment of the Air Force in 1947. The Space Force would be responsible for a range of crucial space-based US military capabilities, which include everything from satellites enabling the Global Positioning System (GPS) to sensors that help track missile launches. US Vice-President Mike Pence, in a Pentagon address, described the Space Force as “an idea whose time has come”. “The next generation of Americans to confront the emerging threats in the boundless expanse of space will be wearing the uniform of the United States of America,” he said, adding

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that Congress must now act to establish and fund the department. Trump, the champion of the plan, tweeted, “Space Force all the way!” Tr u m p ’s 2 0 2 0 r e election campaign sent a fundraising email asking supporters to vote on their favourite Space Force logo for future Trump campaign merchandise, offering a choice of six. “President Trump wants a SPACE FORCE — a ground-breaking endeavour for the future of America and the final frontier,” Times cites an email, signed by Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale, as saying. “As a way to celebrate

President Trump’s huge announcement, our campaign will be selling a new line of gear. But first we have to make a final decision on the design we will use to commemorate President Trump’s new Space Force and he wants YOU to have a say.” All the logos feature the words “Space Force”, with one also saying “Mars awaits”. During the Pentagon speech, Pence fleshed out the idea Trump had flagged in recent months as he vowed to ensure American dominance in space. He described space as a domain that was once peaceful and uncontested but has

Four killed in shooting in Canada

Police and RCMP officers survey the area of a shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada on Friday. (AP/PTI)

Montreal, Aug 10 (AFP): A suspect has been arrested after four people were killed Friday in a shooting in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, police said. Au t h o r i t i e s u r ge d people in the Brookside neighborhood, where residents reported waking to the sounds of dozens of shots, to remain in their homes, describing it as an “active incident” on Twitter. Around an hour after giving first word of the killings, a second message from police said: “At this time, we can confirm that we have one suspect in custody.” “Police continue to have the Brookside area contained for the foreseeable future as the investigation is ongo-

ing,” police added. The circumstances of the shooting in the capital of New Brunswick province, home to about 60,000 people, were not immediately known. Canadian public broadcaster CBC said the shooting happened in a residential area of the city north of downtown, and that heavily armed police, paramedics and firefighters were on the scene. Some residents could be seen being escorted by police out of their homes, while a nearby daycare, coffee shop and other businesses were on lockdown. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation quoted Robert DiDiodato, who lives in the area, as saying

he heard a series of “firecracker” sounds around 7 am. “With the tempo, it might’ve been a gunshot,” he said. “It was sort of like a pop, pop, pop, pop.” He said that about five minutes later he could hear similar sounds near his home. “Doors are locked and everybody’s inside,” he said, according to CBC. “On behalf of all New Brunswickers, I offer my condolences, thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families. During this difficult time, our thoughts are also with the courageous women and men on the front lines working to keep us safe,” New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant said.

now become crowded and adversarial. “Now the time has come to write the next great chapter in the history of our armed forces, to prepare for the next battlefield where America’s best and bravest will be called to deter and defeat a new generation of threats to our people, to our nation,” he said. Pence portrayed the change as a response to foes’ potential aggression rather than any offensive US military effort. Citing Russia and China, he said that for years US adversaries have “pursued weapons to jam, blind and disable our navigation and communication satellites via electronic attacks from the ground.” “As their actions make clear, our adversaries have transformed space into a warfighting domain already, and the United States will not shrink from this challenge,” he said. Their remarks were timed to coincide with the release of a Pentagon report outlining the steps needed to create a Space Force, something it does not have the power to do on its own.

Dozens killed as Taliban storm Afghan city Kabul, Aug 10 (IANS): The Taliban launched a massive offensive in Afghanistan’s Ghazni city on Friday amid reports of multiple casualties even as heavy fighting continued between the government forces and militants. Afghan soldiers fought back as militants converged from four sides of the city, resulting in several deaths on all sides, Ghazni provincial government spokesman Mohammad Arif Noori said. Sporadic gunfire could still be heard in the provincial city as Afghan forces exchanged fire with militants. The spokesperson said that a group of Taliban fighters who had made their way into the city were holed up near the provincial police headquarters and were firing on the building, CNN reported. Noori claimed that Ghazni security forces managed to drive out most of the Taliban forces from the city centre but as per reports, residents in several neighbourhoods said that heavy fighting was ongoing around them. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement to the media that the Taliban entered Ghazni city around 1 a.m. and captured a number of strategic sites within the city.

K a r ac h i , Au g 1 0 (Agencies): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan will take oath as Prime Minister of Pakistan on August 18, said PTI leader Faisal Javed Khan on Friday. PTI has claimed the support of 180 MNAelects in the National Assembly, making its way clear to form government at Centre. Three Indian cricket legends Kapil Dev, Novjot Singh Sidhu, Sunil Gavaskar have been invited in the PM oath taking ceremony, the PTI leader confirmed. Moreover, members of the Pakistan cricket team that won the 1992 world cup under Imran Khan’s captaincy have also been invited in the ceremony. President Mamnoon Hussain has summoned the National Assembly’s inaugural session on August 13 in which newly elected members will take oath to their office followed by the election for the slots of speaker, deputy speaker and the leader of the house.

Jerusalem, Aug 10 (Agencies): Gaza’s Hamas rulers has said that a truce had been reached with Israel, ending an intense two-day burst of violence that had pushed the region closer to war. But the deal did not appear to address the deeper issues that have prevented the bitter enemies from reaching a longer cease-fire arrangement. Hamas’ Al Aqsa TV channel reported late Thursday that the Egyptian-brokered deal has taken hold “on the basis of mutual calm”. It said the deal was mediated by Egypt and other unidentified regional players. A senior Hamas official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said the agreement merely ended the latest round of violence, in which Gaza militants fired some 200 rockets at Israel and the Israeli military carried out a similar number of airstrikes in Gaza. He said Egypt, which often serves as a mediator between the sides, would continue the more difficult task of brokering a longterm ceasefire. An Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter with the media, denied a deal had been reached. But early Friday,



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Dmitry Medvedev has warned the US that any attempt to sanction Russian banks or restrict their use of foreign currency would be an act of ‘economic war’.

“And we must absolutely respond to this war. By economic means, by political means and if necessary by other means,” he added. “Our American friends must understand this.” Announced late on Wednesday, the first set of sanctions, which will take effect in just under two weeks, impose a ban on the export to Russia of “national security sensitive” US technologies. Until now such exports had been previously allowed on a case-by-case basis, with a senior State Department official saying the move could cut off hundreds of

millions of dollars worth of exports to Russia. A second round of sanctions that could go into effect 90 days later would cut far deeper, including blocking all American bank loans to Russian entities, an outright ban on US exports to Russia, and suspension of diplomatic relations. The State Department said the sanctions were aimed at punishing Moscow for having “used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law”, mandated under the Chemical and Biological Weapons and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991.

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M OSCOW, A u g 1 0 ( Ag e n c i e s ) : Ru s s i a warned Friday that if the US followed through with threats to impose further harsh economic sanctions it would be seen as a “declaration of economic war”. The warning by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev came after Washington unveiled a raft of new sanctions against Russia over its alleged use of the Novichok nerve agent against a former double agent which Britain has blamed on Moscow. The incident, which took place in a city in southern England in March, triggered a major diplomatic crisis despite Russia’s denial of any role. The announcement of the sanctions prompted Russian stocks and the ruble to tumble on Thursday. “While I don’t want to comment on the talk about future sanctions, I can say that if we end up with something like a ban on banking activities or the use of certain currencies, we can clearly call this a declaration of economic war,” Medvedev was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency.

Palestinians inspect the damaged building of Said al-Mis’hal cultural center after it was hit bombed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City on Thursday.

the situation in Gaza appeared quiet. The Hamas announcement came shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Security Cabinet ordered the army to take unspecified “strong action” against Gaza militants as the military reinforced units along the border. In this week’s fighting, the Palestinian Health Ministry said three Palestin-

ians, including a pregnant woman and her 1-year-old daughter and a Hamas militant, were killed in separate airstrikes. Israeli officials said seven people were wounded by rocket or mortar fire on the Israeli side. At times, Thursday’s fighting resembled the 2014 war. In Israel, air raid sirens warning of incoming rocket fire wailed in southern Israel overnight and throughout the day, sending

families scrambling into bomb shelters, canceling outdoor summer cultural events and forcing summer camps indoors. The Israeli air force, meanwhile, pounded targets across Gaza. A Palestinian rocket struck the southern city of Beersheba late in the afternoon, landing in an open area. It was the first time a rocket had hit the city since the 2014 war.

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Various districts hold DPDB meetings

DIMAPUR: Various district (and sub-division) departments have been holding their monthly Planning and Development Board meeting in Nagaland. Following are the reports from Zunheboto, Tuensang and Wokha. Zunheboto: The monthly meeting of District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) Zunheboto was held on August 10 at the DC’s Conference Hall, Zunheboto with advisor for Tourism and Art & Culture and chairman DPDB Zunheboto, Khehovi as the chairman. A DIPR report said that the board observed a minute’s silence for the victims of natural calamities in Nagaland along with a prayer said by Rev. Hukugha, executive secretary SBAK Nito Mount. Last month’s meeting was reviewed and LADP 2018-19 was finalized. Up-

gradation of town council, Suruhuto from an ad-hoc town council was agreed to by the house. Proposal for up-gradation of Satakha PHC to CHC was deliberated and approved for further process by the government. C M O Z u n h e b o t o, Dr. CW Tungoe gave a slideshow presentation on the activities of the Medical department where he highlighted the grievances of the department such as the need for a new CMO building in Zunheboto and complete electrical wiring of District Hospital Zunheboto. During the discussion, ADC Satakha requested for a regular doctor at PHC Satakha and also said that Satoi under Satakha has been completely cut off by landslides. DC Zunheboto, Shanavas C informed the members that the administration had submitted a detailed

Tuensang DPDB report on the drowning of 5 children at Aghunato to the government and that the state government was going to give ex-gratia to the victims’ families. The meeting for the month of September will be held on September 10 where the department of PHE and DRDA will give slideshow presentations. Tuensang: District Planning and Development Board Tuensang held its monthly meeting on August 10 at the DC’s Conference Hall under the chairmanship of L. Jamithung Lotha, DC & vice chairman DPDB Tuensang. A DIPR report said that after reviewing the last month meeting minutes, the board discussed and approved the creation of Tsuthu Village under Shamator Circle, registration of Trongtsa Cultural Society Yakor Village and opening a new branch office

Khehovi visits GHSS Zunheboto

H. Khehovi at the office of the medical superintendent with DC Zunheboto. DIMAPUR: Advisor tourism, art and culture, H. Khehovi, who is also the chairman of DPDB Zunheboto visited Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Zunheboto on August 9 and found the school in a pathetic condition. During his visit, H. Khehovi assured the school authority some amount to meet immediate requirements and expressed his

desire to discuss the matter with the advisor of School Education. One of the staff who had been working in GHSS for the last 26 years expressed happiness and said in 26 years H. Khehovi is the first DPDB chairman to be visiting the school in person. Khehovi also visited the office of the medical superintendent, District Hospital and found the

office in a deplorable condition. Khehovi promised his best possible help to uplift the district hospital by taking the matter to the government. Accompanied by the DC Zunheboto, Khehovi also visited the families who were affected by the landslides and donated money for emergency relief.

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of Printing and Stationery in Tuensang. The house also discussed the road conditions in and around Tuensang District. The department of Health and Family Welfare, Tuensang highlighted the departmental activities through a slideshow presentation. On roads, Er. Menanglepden, EE (R&B) informed the meeting that the road block between Noksen-Tuensang, ChessorHelipong and TuensangLongleng will be cleared in two days. The chairman also said that interested departments could come forward and open exhibition stalls for the forthcoming Independence Day celebrations. The next slideshow presentation will be given by Sao Chang College, Tuensang. Wokha: The monthly District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) meeting was held on August

Re g a r d i n g D H E P Doyang, settlement of land issues and maintenance of law and order, revival of ADC HQs Doyang was also deliberated by the board and approved for administrative convenience. The DC also directed the allied departments to visit flood affected places and prepare an assessment damage report. Further the Deputy Commissioner appealed to all employees, colonies/ wards and the general public to take part in the mass social work scheduled to be held on August 11 starting from 8 a.m and added that attendance for all government employees would be taken on that day and action will be initiated against absentees. He also requested all head of offices to donate books to the recently inaugurated district public library.

USSC inspects road restoration works DIMAPUR: United Sangtam Students’ Conference (USSC), on August 7 the paid a courtesy visit to the Administration Meluri, Village Council Meluri and department of Roads and Bridges who are tirelessly working for early restoration to the blockage road at 3 Kms and 8 Kms away from Meluri sub-division. USSC vice president Sethrongba and executive member Daniel Sechopi, in a press release said that the USSC had a consultative meeting with the chief engineer PWD R&B Nagaland, administration of Meluri sub-division, Pochuri Tribal Hoho, Pochuri Students’ Union, Meluri Village Council, GB’s and department officials of Roads and Bridges. The chief engineer in his address assured that the road would be restored at the earliest and the Pochury Tribal Hoho, village council, administration and Meluri Youth Organization also assured to provide all possible

help in maintaining the road. USSC president, Sepikyu J. Sangtam thanked the chief engineer, for his commitment and concern for the people of Kiphire district. He also thanked the administration, Pochury Tribal Hoho, Pochury Students’ Union, Meluri Village Council, Meluri Youth Organization and general public for rendering their valuable service in restoring the road. Meluri Village Council Chairman who also chaired the meeting expressed their willingness to extend all possible help in restoring the road. He also said that the department could cut any portion of land which was convenient for them in restoring the road and that there was no objection from their end. The USSC also requested all the residents of Kiphire to cooperate with the district administration and NGO’s while distributing the essential commodities. USSC expressed hope that the restoration work would be done at the earliest.

Mon mega legal camp meeting held DIMAPUR: A consultative meeting with district administration, government departments, stakeholders and NGOs was held on August 10 at DC’s Conference Hall, Mon. According to DIPR, the meeting was conducted in connection with the Mega Legal Literacy Camp (MLLC) to be held on August 25 at Local Ground, Mon under the aegis of Nagaland State Legal Services Authority in collaboration with the Mon District Legal Services Authority. During the meeting, DC Mon, Thavaseelan K, gave a short speech. W.V. Patton, NJS Judicial Magistrate First Class & secretary DLSA Mon gave the keynote address and Limasenla Longkumer, project coordinator, MLSC NSLSA, gave a briefing on the Mega Legal Services Camp. A brief presentation on departmental activities under Mon was given by the departmental heads.

NSCN (I-M), family condemn raid by AR DIMAPUR: The NSCN (I-M) has expressed its resentment over the “reckless act of the 32nd Assam Rifles personnel” raiding the residence of Kishore Jeedung, member, Steering Committee at Dhansiripar, Dimapur district. A press release from its AIP said that the intruders numbered about 20-30 and wore masks and no insignia, deliberately violating the Cease Fire Ground Rules (CFGR), on August 9 at around 6:40 p.m. The intruders forced Jeedung to sign an NOC which stated that the intruders returned from his house without conducting any form of intrusion or raid at his residence, the press release alleged. It further claimed that right after he signed the paper, the intruders unleashed their real motive to raid and abuse (physically and verbally) his family. According to MIP, the AR personnel tried to loot the family’s possession, but could only seize his Identity Card. The ordeal lasted for more than one and half hours until the Cease Fire Monitoring Cell (CFMC) intervened, it said. MIP added that the village Gaon Bura and elders

F&AR distributes fish feed and fingerlings CEO, FFDA, Dr. Vimezo distributed fish feed mustard cakes, wheat bran and fish seeds to the beneficiaries of Dimapur district at CEO (FFDA) office Purana Bazaar on August 10. Dr. Vimezo while reminding the fish farmers about the scarcity of fishes in the market, requested them to sell their produce to the department so that it reaches the public. “As the fishery department facilitates the farmers, in return you also have to produce and supply in the market and help Dr. Vimezo and other department officials with beneficiaries at the the department during such situation,” he said. distribution on August 10. Dr. Vimezo thanked DIMAPUR: A total of 55 ciaries (fish farmers) under ies and Aquatic Resources the directorate officials for beneficiaries under Blue RKUY were assisted by (F&AR). the help rendered towards Revolution and 40 benefi- the department of FisherAccording to DIPR, the fish farmers. K Y M C

9 at the Deputy Commissioner’s Conference Hall, Wokha. The meeting was chaired by vice-chairman DPDB and DC Wokha, Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon. Advisor for Horticulture, Mhathung Yanthan also attended the meeting. According to DIPR, CMO Wokha, Dr. Robin Lotha informed the board about the requirement of a doctor at Moilan, the concerned medical officer being on study leave. He also apprised the board that Ralan area needed one more PHC and he requested the villages under the area to submit a representation for onward submission. E.E. (Power), Abenthung Ngullie informed the board that Sanis Transmission Centers has already been constructed and is operational, and for Sungro and Lakhuti he has submitted the proposal to the higher authorities.

witnessed the unfortunate incident. It stated that despite the cease fire agreement which came into effect from August, 1997 and the same reinstated reinforcement (the CFGR review committee meeting on June 13, 2018) at Chumukedima, to observe in letter and spirit the mutually agreed CFGR, keeping in mind the Framework Agreement that was signed and for the safe landing of the Indo-Naga political settlement, the repeated Assam Rifles offensive against NSCN members is highly condemned, the release stated “and at the same time warned of any possible confrontation.” In regard to another incident of “unprovoked firing by the Indian Army at New Ngaolong village in Peren” district on August 8, 2018 where a jawan of the 6 Sector Assam Rifles sustained injury, MIP sought to make it clear that it has no intention of creating unwanted situation at this crucial hour. It said that rather, it expects the Indian Army to reciprocate its gesture of respecting the mutually agreed CFGR. “The violation from the Indian Army led to the injury

of the jawan which was an unintentional affliction” it stated. According to MIP, a few NSCN cadres who were on duty and resting in a hut were indiscriminately fired upon by the Assam Rifles personnel that compelled the Naga Army personnel to retaliate. MIP further stated that realizing that Nagas and Indians will co-exist, it was best if the Indian Security Forces refrain from indulging in violent acts that will hamper the understanding that is being built on the basis of shared sovereignty. In another press release, the family of Kishore Jeedung said that on the evening of August 9, at around 6.40 pm, around 2030 soldiers of 32 Assam Rifles barged into their house and started ransacking it. It claimed that when Kishore Jeedung intervened, the AR personnel snatched his Monitoring Cell Ceasefire ID and mobile phone preventing him from calling for help. When his son came and tried to help, the AR personnel allegedly started beating him up. The AR tried to break open the main door using a pinch point crow bar (jambal) the release said. According to the release,

FELICITATION With immense pride and joy the Longkhum Students’ Union would like to heartily congratulate Miss Imliyala Longchar, D/o Mr. & Mrs. T. Tatong Longchar on her selection for undergoing MBBS in the recently declared NEET Examination 2018. We wish her the very best in all her future endeavours. Sd/Information & Public Relation Secretary LSU MKC-182

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The SEIURU-ZHA Colony Ward No. 8 Chumukedima Town would like to express our profound gratitude to the Director NIT Chumukedima for providing Sand Gravel and Police Engineering Project for providing Road Roller for repairing the Road from Seiuru-Zha Colony Junction to NIT Junction. We on behalf of the Seiuru-Zha Colony once again express our thankfulness for your kind contribution. May our Almighty God bless you abundantly. S/d Hillo Rengma Chairman

S/d Akato Sema Secretary

the soldiers tried to grab the keys from the mother’s hands and when they did not succeed, they broke the lock and the door’s hinges and handles. It further stated that they even went to the extent of disrespecting culture by cutting the traditional “Dimasa Kamcha” and throwing it. According to the release, the 32 Assam Rifles did not even spare an eight year old daughter who they cornered and asked her all sorts of questions instilling fear in her. It further alleged that after two hours of physical and mental agony they threatened the family with dire consequences and left, (without returning Jeedung’s Monitoring Cell Ceasefire ID card), only when the SIB-IC (Dhansiripar) and the chairman, Ceasefire Monitoring Cell, NSCN/ GPRN intervened. The release said that

in a crucial time like this, violation of the Ceasefire was totally not acceptable. “There is a proper way of going about things, instead of just barging in and harassing the innocent. Not everyone in Nagaland is an arms dealer or a terrorist or a criminal. There are innocent people too, caught up in this so called game of politics.” Citing to a senior politician describing Naga headgear as outlandish and hilarious, it said now the 32 Assam Rifles was insulting the traditional Dimasa Kamcha. “Is this how the outside sees us as? Just mere Objects of fun????? Such behaviour is totally un acceptable” it said. The family members also expressed gratefulness to the SIB-IC (Dhansiripar) and the chairman, Ceasefire Monitoring Cell, NSCN/ GPRN for their timely intervention.


Regd. No.1443



I, Shri N. KIUTSUMONG YIMCHUNGER alias KIUTSUMONG (D.O.B. 22.10.1980) Son of L. NOKRENBA resident of OLD SHOWUBA Village, Dimapur Dist., Nagaland, do hereby solemnly affirm and state on oath as follows :1. That, I am a citizen of India and resident of above stated place. 2. That my full and correct name is N. KIUTSUMONG YIMCHUNGER which has correctly been entered in my educational certificates but in my Bank Account my name is entered as KIUTSUMONG. 3. That N. KIUTSUMONG YIMCHUNGER and KIUTSUMONG refers to my name and of one and same person only i.e. mine only. 4. That henceforth I shall be known as N. KIUTSUMONG YIMCHUNGER for all purposes and intents. 5. That the statements made above are true to the best of my knowledge and belief and nothing is false. DEPONENT Sworn before me on this 9th August/18 NOTARY PUBLIC DP-5974


In the Court of Shri. Albert Ezung Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur, Nagaland Whereas application under Succession Act 1925 for grant of Succession Certificate for the estate of Late K. Hosehpu Zhimomi Deceased, has been filed by Smti. Hokali Zhimomi relation wife R/o. Thahekhu Village to draw his/ her family Pension, Bank Acct etc, who expired on 8/6/18. Notice is hereby given that any person having interest in the administration of the estate of the said deceased, may if he/she so desire may appear in this Court within 30 days, on the said day of 11/9/18. Given under the hand and seal of the Court this 10 day of 8/18. Addl. Deputy Commissioner Dimapur : Nagaland. DP-5970




July 2018

Dated Meluri the 18th



Zunheboto DPDB

Nagaland Post, Dimapur SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018

Whereas Shri/Smti. S. Tira, of Meluri Town has applied for issue of Succession Certificate under the Indian Succession Act 1925 in order to claim family pension and other dues against her late husband Rhosasie K. Kajiri. Therefore, Publics are hereby invited to file claims/objections if any within 30 (thirty) days from the issue of this notice. If no objection is received from the public within the stipulated period, Succession Certificate shall be issued against her name. (Rhosietho Nguori) Additional Deputy Commissioner, Meluri, Nagaland DP-5952 K Y M C


Nagaland Post, Dimapur SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018

Nagaland observes National De-Worming Day


Dr. Imnameren Phom administering de-worming A student is administered albendazole tablets in Medical department officials with students of Libemo Students receive de-worming tablets at GMS Seitheke Tuensang. tablets. Memorial School, Wokha. Basa.

DIMAPUR: With the rest of the country, National De-Worming Day was observed in many parts of Nagaland on August 10 for children from 1-19 years. Longleng: District Health Society (DHA) Longleng commemorated National De-worming Day at Phom Lempong School, Longleng on August 10, with executive secretary, Phom Baptist Christian Association Longleng, Tialemba as special guest. A press release from district media officer, Roseline stated that the special guest encouraged the students by reminding them that unless they had good health they would face many failures in life.

Tialemba said good health was a first requisite -- a must -- in order to be successful. CMO Longleng Dr. Kongyan Phom in his welcome address also encouraged the students to study well and to stay healthy. DPO (RCH/UIP), Dr. Imnameren Phom in his keynote address said that National De-Worming day is devoted to de-worming all children and to improve the digestive system. He also spoke on the several harmful health issues because of worm infection such as anaemia, nutritional impairment, stomach ache, nausea, vomiting etc. He dwelt on the benefits of de-worming where it improves immuni-

ty, concentration, anaemia, capacity to learn etc. He urged the school children to keep short and clean nails, to drink clean water, to wash their hands especially before eating and after using toilet. RRT (WHO), Dr. Abhishek spoke on the upcoming Measles Rubella Campaign which is to be held in the month of October, requested the students and the teachers to cooperate so that the campaign in the district could be sucessful. The team was led by CMO, Dr. Kongyan Phom, deputy CMO, Dr. Thungbemo, DPO (RCH/ UIP), Dr. Imnameren Phom, RRT (WHO), Dr Abhishek, school health

program team, VCCM, DCM, DPM and district media officer. Similarly, National De-Worming Day was observed at respective health units. Tamlu PHC observed it at Government High School Kangching village, Yachem PHC observed it at Zion School Yachem village and Yongnyah PHC at Holy Cross School. It was also observed at the respective sub-centres with the help of the nurses and ASHA coordinators. Deworming tablets were distributed to all the schools in the district, both government and private and also in the Anganwadi centres. Tuensang: The second round of National De-

LSHSS celebrates Freshers’ Day

DIMAPUR: Little Star Higher Secondary School (LSHSS) celebrated its Freshers’ Day for both Arts and Science streams on August 4 at the school hall under the theme "Success is a Journey, Not a Destination." In her address, principal Neikhrienuo welcomed Khrienuo C. Metha, the chief judge and outlined her achievements; one among them being the first Angami lady to have reached the status of commissioner and secretary. She also welcomed other judges while acknowledging their achievements and contributions. The first round was the

ethnic wear round where students displayed ethnic wear choreographed by subject teachers of the higher secondary section, Mapunungla and Merita. At the end of this round, Dziesekhrienuo of Class 11 Arts was adjudged Miss Ethnic and Aman Giri of Class 11 Science, Mr Ethnic. The most coveted titles of the day, Mr and Miss Fresher 2018 were won by Therhuseto Nakhro of 11 Science and Crystalyn Paira of 11 Arts respectively. 1st Runner up of Miss Fresher was Imonenla of 11 Arts and 2nd runner up was Praisy Francis, 11 Science Jordan Murry was ad-

judged runner up for Mr Fresher 2018. The titles of Miss Congeniality and Mr Congeniality were chosen by the students themselves through secret voting. Ajungla of 11A was chosen Miss Congeniality and Caleb Awongshi was chosen Mr Congeniality. Simon Mech of Class 11 Science was adjudged Star Talent of the Year with his enthralling solo Beatbox performance. The judges for the Mr and Miss Freshers event were; retd commissioner and secretary, NDMA, Khrienuo C. Metha, as chief judge; Fashion and Textile designer, Delhi,

Kos Zhasa; administrator, LSHSS, Er. Ketoulhou Sekhose Paira; SDO Power Department, Er. Albert Ovung, and alumni of LSHSS and B.Tech in Civil Engineerin, Er. Thejaselhou Kire. School Prefect, (Class 12), Mhajani Lotha led the program, P.V. Francis, school chaplain invoked God's presence and Christina Neikhrienuo, principal, welcomed the judges, guests, and everyone present. Benediction was pronounced by the chairman, Nini Sekhose who also thanked all present. The event was coordinated by Christina Neikhrienuo.

worming Day was launched in Tuensang district on August 10 by Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Tuensang Dr. T. Pangjung Sangtam along with an RBSK team from the district Government Middle School Post office Tuensang Town. A press release by CMO Tuensang office stated that altogether 2400 students were de-wormed on the first day and that the department will continue the de-worming drive in all schools and anganwadi centres covering the children in the age group of 1-19 years. The prog ram was chaired by SHP Coordinator, C. Hosea; MO (RBSK), Dr. Makumchem gave a

briefing on the importance and benefits of de-worming. Later, the students were taught proper handwashing techniques. Wo k h a : T h e 2 n d phase national deworming day for all schools and Anganwadi centres under Wokha District was observed on August 10, at Libemo Memorial School Wokha. A press release from NHM media officer Wokha, Mhonbeni Ezung, stated that DPM (NHM) Matsung spoke on the importance of de-worming children, a mission initiated by the Government of India MoHFW which aims to reduce the cases of worm infections among children

Wokha district VCC & VDB conference

Dimapur Government College bids farewell to outgoing faculty member

DIMAPUR: Department of DRDA, Wokha organized a one-day workshop for village council chairman (VCC) & Village Development Board (VDB) members at town hall, Wokha on August 8, with deputy commissioner Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon as the special guest. According to a DIPR report, the DC, while addressing the gathering, gave a brief history on how communitaization was conceptualized and how development in the village could be brought about. He urged the VCCs and VDBs to act according to the program and scheme guidelines so that the village could witness development. He warned that schemes would be monitored seriously and to ensure proper implementation of schemes, the village functionaries needed to take up their responsibilities seriously. P r o j e c t d i r e c t o r, DRDA, Thungdeno Mozhui while giving the key note address highlighted the various activities, programs and schemes undertaken by the department in the district. Short speeches were delivered by chairman Wokha District Village Council Chairman Association and president Wokha Two of the students with their Hydro-electric power plant model during District Village Development Board Association. the science exhibition.

DIMAPUR: Dimapur G o ve r n m e n t C o l l e g e (DGC), on August 4, organized a farewell program for Dr. K N Singh, HoD of History, retiring on voluntary basis. A press release from DGC publicity and media committee stated that in his farewell speech, Dr. Singh shared snippets of his life and career. Born in a Hindu family in Varanasi, he began his search for God early on in life and after deliberating various career options, he joined Phek College as a lecturer in the year 1989 when it was still

from 1-19 years. The major goal of this campaign is to de-worm all the children to improve the overall health conditions for better cognitive development of children so that they can lead a quality life in the future. Infection through parasitic worms (STH-Soil Transmitted Helminthes) is one of the most common infections in children, the release said. According to WHO around 220 million children in India are at risk of STH infection. It has emerged as one among world’s largest public health campaign to prevent children from getting intestinal parasitic worms. Along with Albendazole

a private college. His search for a deeper fulfillment and meaning resulted in encounters with God which ultimately led him to work in full time ministry. Presently he is helping out a small church in Assam. The prog ram was chaired by Meripeni Ngully from the department of History. A student expressed appreciation for the retiring teacher followed by special number from students. Farewell speeches were delivered by Kavili Jakhalu, principal of DGC; Ningshijungla Longchar,

tablets administration, behavior change practices in terms of cleanliness, hygiene use of toilets wearing shoes flip-flops etc. is also important to reduce incidences infection. Proper hand washing technique was also demonstrated for the students. De-worming day was also obser ved at Suren AWC, New colony AWC and Gover nment High School AWC. The mass deworming program aims to reach all children in schools and AWWs with the deworming treatment. Any child not de-wormed on National De-worming Day due to absenteeism or sickness will be de-wormed on the mop-up day, August 17.

assistant professor of History; Dr. Vitsosie Vupru, assistant professor, on behalf of DGCTA; and Neiketu Siam, librarian. The retiring officer was given gifts by the principal's office and DGCTA. Dr. K N Singh & family also gave gifts to the college as well as the Evangelical Union of DGC. A special prayer for Dr. K.N Singh was pronounced by A. Sentiyula, assistant professor of English. He is married to a Naga lady, Aphune, from the Chakesang tribe, and is blessed with 2 daughters.

SMHSS holds science exhibition

DIMAPUR: St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School (SMHSS) held its annual Science Exhibition on August 8 as part of its initiative to encourage and inculcate scientific temper among students. A press release by St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School school principal, Neena Dutta said that innovative science projects like nuclear power plant, plastic plants, hydroelectric power plant etc. were put on display which was proof of the creativity of the students. The release further added that the students also showcased their talents in science, mathematics, languages and social sciences.

SRSU tours government schools jurisdiction and try to take up the grievances to its capacity. On the first day, the

union toured three schools, namely, GHS Suruhuto, GHS Sapotimi and GMS Tichipami.



Ph : 03862-248530; Fax : 03862-248050 email : No. Dev-16/COLLEGE/2015-D/3751 Dated Dimapur the 10th August, 2018


SRSU office bearers at one of the schools covered in their tour.

DIMAPUR: The Suruhuto Range Students' Union (SRSU) embarked on a school tour within Suruhuto jurisdiction with the authorisation of the DEO and SDEO office Zunheboto. A press release by SRSU president, Tonoka

Ayemi and general secretary, Vitoka Achumi stated that the main objective of the tour was to hear school grievances, check teacher attendance, and existence of proxy teachers. The release further added that problems were detected on its first tour, of

which a few were shortage of teachers, lack of funds, uniform materials given to students without stitching costs, and uniforms meant for the students were not of adequate size. The union will also tour all the government schools under Suruhuto

The Kushiabill Village Women Union (KVWU) conducted a surprise checking drive in all the shops of the locality, as per the directive of village council, on August 6. Liquor was seized and destroyed in the presence of the village council, GBs and EAC (Chumukedima). KVWU warned all the concerned citizens of Kushiabill village to strictly adhere to the rules and regulations, and said that strict action would be taken against defaulters.


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161 BMC school students hospitalised; 1 dead

Students of BMC school in Govandi who fell sick due to the suspected poisoning after they took iron-boosting medicines given by the school, at a hospital in Mumbai on Friday. (PTI)

M u m b a i , Au g 1 0 (IANS): A 12-year-old girl student of a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) school died and 161 other students took ill following a medical dose administered at the school, officials said on Friday. The girl, identified as Chandni Mohammed Shaikh, was a resident of Govandi suburb in eastern Mumbai and was studying at the Sanjay Nagar BMC School No. 2, said officials of BMC Disaster Control. As soon as news of her death spread, there was panic in the Baingan-

wadi area and another 161 students, who complained of stomachaches, nausea and vomiting, were rushed to various hospitals on Friday. In her repor t, the BMC Executive Health Officer Padmaja Keskar said Chandni was administered the tablets as part of a Central government health programme. “She was given the tablets on August 6. She remained absent the next day, but was present on August 8-9. On Thursday night (Aug. 9), she vomited and then died,” Keskar said

in her report. From the students who rushed to the Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar and Shatabdi Hospital at Govandi, around 35 are still kept under observation, while the rest were treated and discharged. Chandni’s grieving parents have charged that the BMC authorities are responsible for their daughter’s sudden death. “These tablets were not good. Every year, the school takes our consent before giving any drugs or injections. But this time it was not done,” claimed the

College students stage mass dharna KSCJ, separate nodal cell and permanent settlement for scholarship and demarcation wall for district government colleges. They also asked the government to intervene and settle the Zunheboto and Khelhoshe polytechnic land encroachment issue. The demand also included upgradation of Khelhoshe polytechnic Atoizu to a degree course institution. The dharna programme was chaired by Zunheboto Range Students’ Union president Mughato. Short speeches were delivered by ANCSU magazine secretary Bopito, Khelhoshe polytechnic president and Zunheboto government college general secretary. PEREN: Peren Government College Students’ Union (PGCSU) members also staged a peaceful dharna and submitted a memorandum to chief minister through the DC Peren. Along ANCSU demands, a demand for proper demarcation wall in district government colleges was put forward. The programme was chaired by Peren government college students’ union vice president, invocation by PGC EU president, welcome address by former president of Peren Students’ Union Hiaraheing and short speeches were delivered by ANCSU assembly secretary Toito D Chishi and ANCSU deputy speaker Imnayachet Walling.

Inmates of old-age home in UP undergo medical test Gorakhpur (UP), Aug 10 (PTI): Inmates of an old age shelter home run by ‘Ma Vindhyavasini Mahila Prasikshan Evam Samaj Seva Sansthan’ were taken to the BRD Medical college here for a health check-up as they seemed to be in a feeble state of mind. The organisation has come under scanner after girls were rescued from a shelter home run by it in Deoria following allegations of sexual exploitation of inmates. After the old age home at Rajla in Deoria district was sealed by the administration, the inmates were sent to a shelter home at (Samaj Kalyan Vriddha Ashram) in Kushinagar. Since 22 inmates of the old age home seemed to

be in a feeble state of mind, Dinesh Mishra, the manager of the old age home in Kushinagar, took them to the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur yesterday afternoon. “The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Kushinagar district said that 21 female inmates and one male inmate of the old age home was unfit. The medical college did not admit the inmates and at around 7.30 pm, they told us to take back the inmates after giving medicines to them,” Mishra told reporters here. When contacted, principal of the medical college Ganesh Kumar said, “Old age is not a disease and the doctors may have found them fit during tests, so they have not admitted them.”

WOKHA: Peaceful dharna went peacefully in Wokha district, where ANCSU speaker Pithungo Shitio apprised students of the issues raised by ANCSU with the state government. In solidarity with ANCSU, the Lotha students’ union (LSU) vice president Yanro and representatives from Mt. Tiyi College Students’ Union and Baptist College Students’ Council spoke in support of the demands made by ANCSU. Following the dharna, the college representatives and ANCSU officials also submitted a memorandum to chief minister through proper channel. The programme was chaired by former women coordinator of ANCSU Jhanroni Patton. PHEK: In Phek district, the peaceful dharna was held outside the DC office, Phek. A memorandum addressed to the chief minister and signed by the students’ council Phek government college was submitted through the DC Phek. In the memorandum, the students’ council also raised the list of ANCSU demands. At the programme, solidarity speeches were delivered by Phek Town Chakhesang Students’ Union president, Students’ Council vice president government college of Pfutsero and students’ council government college Phek vice president.

TMC to hold rallies across Bengal against NRC draft

Ko l k ata , Au g 1 0 (PTI): The Trinamool Congress (TMC) will take out rallies across West Bengal tomorrow in protest against the publication of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, a senior leader of the party said. The state capital, however, has been exempted from tomorrow’s plan, TMC secretary-general and West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said here today. BJP national president Amit Shah is set to address a public meeting in the central part of Kolkata tomorrow. “Barring Kolkata, we will organise rallies across the state in protest against the NRC. A separate rally will be taken out in the capital city on Sunday,” Chatterjee told reporters. The minister also accused the BJP-led Assam government of “deliberately omitting” Bengalis from the NRC draft. The complete draft of NRC was published on July 30 in Assam with 2.89 lakh names out of 3.29 applicants. Over 40 lakh people did not make it to the list. “Lakhs of Bengalis have been omitted from the NRC draft. It has been done deliberately. We demand that these names be included in the list as they are also Indians. You cannot make a person refugee in his own country,” Chatterjee added.


The Longsa Village Council and Longsa Village Students' Union, with immense pride, would like to congratulate the following individuals :1). Er. Zarenthung Kikon, S/o Mr and Mrs Y Kikon on being promoted as Assistant General Manager (AGM) BSNL. 2). Miss. Chanchibeni Kikon, D/o Mr and Mrs Lipanthung Kikon for securing Gold Medal in M.Sc Geology, Patkai Christian College (Autonomous). The union and the council lauds them for bringing laurels to the village and further wishes and prays for a grand success in their future endeavours. Chenithung Ezung Zayio Ezung President, LVSU Chairman, LVC


(From p-1) “We want our scholarship on time”, “A government is not a government if fails to satisfy us”, “Give us what belong to us” etc. During the peaceful dahran, ANCSU assistant general secretary, Imnameren N Jamir, lauded the college students for being part of the rally. Jamir read out the memorandum, which was to be submitted to the chief minister through deputy commissioner (DC) Dimapur. Representatives from various college student bodies delivered speech at the dharna. The college union included Pranabananda Women s College Student Union (PWCSU), SD Jain College Students Union, Sakus Mission College Students’ Union and Dimapur Government College Students’ Union. Later, ANCSU finance secretary, Inato Y Chisho, informed the gathering that the college students under Dimapur district would continue to abstain from attending regular classes till their demands were fulfilled. ZUNHEBOTO: In solidarity with the ANCSU demands, the Zunheboto Government College Students Union and Khelhoshe Polytechnic Atoizu students also held a peaceful dharna and submitted a memorandum to the chief minister through the DC Zunheboto. The college students raised the land encroachment issue of

father, Shahid Ali Shaikh. He said that after being administered the doses, she complained of pain in the chest and stomach. “Initially, the doctors said it was cough and took an X-ray. Later she started vomiting and died. Now, my son is also showing similar symptoms and has been hospitalized,” Shaikh said. The BMC said the girl’s body has been sent for an autopsy and the exact cause of her death, including whether she had any previous illness, would be determined only after that. Several anxious parents said that many of the school children had been vomiting and complaining of headaches, upset stomach and giddiness. They were taken to a hospital. Keskar added that under the Central scheme, children all over the country are administered iron, folic acid and deworming tablets, but there has been no untoward incident reported from anywhere. A statement from BMC said the students of BMC-run schools were given iron, folic acid and deworming tablets as part of a Central government scheme aimed at fighting anaemia among children.

APPRECIATION The undersigned on behalf of all rank and file of the Lotha Region NSCN/GPRN would like to extend heartiest congratulations to Mr. Daniel Lotha on his promotion to Cabinet Secretary NSCN/GPRN, Mr. Thungkhomo Jungio upon his elevation to the post of Kilonser and also to Mr. Noben and Mr. Nchumbemo Tsanglao upon their induction as Tatars. May the almighty continue to shower upon you all with his blessings and pray that he grant you all with wisdom, good health and a long life as you continue to sacrifice and offer your invaluable service for the Naga Nation. Further, the Lotha Region conveys its sincere gratitude and appreciation to the collective Leadership of the NSCN/GPRN for awarding due recognition to the service rendered by the aforementioned individuals by promoting them, which has further strengthened the resolve and commitment of each and every worker from the Region. Kuknalim (Renthungo Ovung) Caretaker/CAO Lotha Region, NSCN/GPRN. WC-132

The civic body claimed that “there were no reports of any untoward incident” during this national programme. Officials today said tuberculosis might be a cause behind the girl’s death, though the BMC statement maintained that the “details of her previous illness are not known”. A BMC official said the parents of 161 other students of the school “panicked” and brought them to the civic bodyrun Rajawadi Hospital at Ghatkopar and Shatabdi Hospital at Govandi. “A few children complained of nausea and giddiness. However, no one had major signs or symptoms,” a senior BMC official said. He added that all the children were examined by paediatricians and advised discharge from the hospitals. Padmaja Keskar, Executive Health Officer, BMC said the tablets given to the students were “tried and tested”, adding that the cause of the girl’s death would only be known once the post-mortem report came in. A police official said the incident was being probed.

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185 held for vandalism during Maratha bandh Pune, Aug 10 (PTI): At least 185 people, including five women, were arrested in connection with incidents of vandalism and violence in Pune city during the bandh called by Maratha groups over their demand for reservation for the community in government jobs and education, police said today. They added that some of the protesters hurled stones at the police personnel in the Chandani Chowk area of the city during the stir yesterday. In another incident, some miscreants went on a rampage after the conveners of the Maratha Kranti Morcha (MKM) submitted a memorandum of demands to District Collector Naval Kishor Ram. They damaged the main gate of the administrative building at the collector’s office, broke the security cabin’s glass and some bulbs. According to the police, the miscreants did not leave the building premises till late evening and were detained after a mild lathicharge. “While 83 people were arrested in connection with the Chandani Chowk stonepelting incident, 81 others, including five women, were arrested for the vandalism at the collector’s office.

Gov for robust mechanism to check influx of illegal migrants (From p-1) and nominate one guest teacher who can teach at least two dialects of the Northeast for their departments. The honorary teachers would teach once or twice a week for an hour in their respected Universities, he added. Urging the people of Nagaland, especially retired teachers and All India Radio’s local language news readers who can teach two or more local dialects, to come forward to be a part of the NE department/chair of different universities, the governor said it would be a positive and noble mission for strengthening emotional and national integration. He said NITTE University, Mangaluru had invited him to inaugurate its NAMASTE NE Department in the name of Dr T Ao in 2016. Meanwhile, Acharya called for development of all districts of the State. He said, while Kiphire district had been included in the programme for quick and effective transformation, he had written a letter to the Prime Minister to include Mon district under the programme too. The gover nor also urged every MP and MLA to adopt a village every year

and take full responsibility for developing its physical and institutional infrastructure and turn it into a model village. He advocated development of underdeveloped districts in the State, besides strengthening health, education and infrastructure sectors. Mentioning that banks are foundation for economic development, the governor said he had written to Nagaland Rural Bank, Nagaland State Co-operative Bank Ltd, UCO Bank Central Bank of India and United Bank of India to open new branches in strategic rural areas to enable people to avail banking facilities and for implementation of Central and State flagship welfare programmes. He called for promotion of tourism sector by improving road conditions and developing wayside amenities along the national highways for tourists. He urged Naga youth to become tourist guides and operators. Commenting on Act East Policy, Acharya said efforts should be made for setting up special economic zones in Nagaland and develop the State as an exporthub take advantage of the policy.

PM Modi urges use of biofuel ethanol

New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today set a target to triple ethanol production in four years to help save Rs 12,000 crore in oil import bill by mixing the sugarcane extract in petrol as well as boost farm income. Speaking at a function here to mark World Biofuel Day, he said about Rs 10,000 crore is being invested in setting up 12 biorefineries in the country that will produce fuel from crop stubble and residue as well as urban waste. “Biofuels can help reduce import dependency on crude oil. They can contribute to a cleaner environment, generate additional income for farmers and create rural jobs,” he said. Modi said fuel generated from sugarcane and crop residue not only gives additional income to farmers but also helps the environment by the safe disposal of farm stubble. The world’s third largest oil consumer is dependent on imports to meet 81 per cent of its needs and substituting some of the fuel with biofuels will help cut import dependence. India started blending ethanol, produced as a by-product during the pro-

Prime Minister along with Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Radha Mohan Singh, Ram Vilas Paswan, Harsh Vardhan and Dharmendra Pradhan, releases a booklet on ‘National Policy on Biofuels 2018’ in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI)

cess of making sugar from sugarcane, in petrol during the first NDA regime in 2002. But the programme slowed almost to a grinding halt in the 10-year rule of Congress-led UPA. Modi said the programme to mix ethanol in petrol was revived when the BJP-led NDA came to power again in 2014. “As a result of the efforts of the Centre, ethanol blending in petrol increased from 38 crore litres in the ethanol supply year 2013-14, to an estimated 141 crore litres in the ethanol supply year 2017-18,” he said, adding this saved close to Rs 4,000 crore in oil import bill. The target, he said, is to raise ethanol production

FELICITATION The Western Sumi Sports Association (WSSA) Dimapur with immense pride would like to congratulate Shri. Kivi Zhimomi (who was earlier playing for our Association) for being selected in Indian Football Team. WSSA further hope that he will bring laurels for our nation in general as well as for our association and state in particular and pray to Almighty God for his wisdom.


(Holuvi Ayemi) Information Secretary W.S.S.A

APOLOGY LETTER I, Mhabemo T. Humtsoe, S/o. Lt. Tsemomo Humtsoe of MTC Colony Wokha, Nagaland declare that I have fully understood the gravity and consequences of the libel nature and violation of cyber space because of my write up in social media against Dr. Chumben Murry MLA, defaming him with malice as he could not give me a post of teacher in 2008-13 when he was Agriculture Minister. I hereby tender my unconditional apology in front of my relatives, Wokha Village Council and WVYO leaders. I also hereby vow that, I will undo damage done has through social media and local dailies insertion of the fact. I also vow that in future, I will not indulge in any such libel action or malicious post in social media against any person and for such action, I will hold myself accountable in the eye of the Law. Dated, Wokha the 09th Aug 2018. Mhabemo T. Humtsoe S/o. Lt. Tsenmomo Humtsoe, ETC Colony Alias Mhabemo T Lotha Naga (fb) Alias Mhabemo T Mhabemo (fb) Witnesses’ : (Name & Signature) Relative - 1 Relative - 2 WVC WVYO WC-133

for doping in petrol to 450 crore litres in four years that will save Rs 12,000 crore in import bill. India spent nearly USD 88 billion (about Rs 5.9 lakh crore) on import of crude oil in 2017-18. “Our target is to raise blending of ethanol in petrol to 10 per cent by 2022 and to 20 per cent by 2030,” he said. Currently, petrol contains 3.8 per cent of ethanol. The bio-refineries being set up will generate about 1.5 lakh jobs in the entire value chain, he said. Also, the government approved the National Policy on Biofuels in June this year which seeks to produce fuel that can be doped in petrol and diesel from

agriculture and municipal waste as well as crop residue, he said. Fuel is targeted to be produced from crop stubble, which otherwise is burnt every year causing pollution and erosion in soil’s nutrient value. It can also be produced from damaged crops, he said, adding efforts are on to also generate fuel from urban waste as well as bovine excreta. He said bio-CNG generated from cow dung can be used as a fuel in transport vehicles to cut petrol and diesel consumption. “Biofuels have synergies with various government initiatives, including enhancing farmers’ incomes, and Swachh Bharat,” he said.



FELICITATES Office of the Sangtam Union Dimapur (SUD) would like to convey our heartiest congratulations to Shri. Cholichem Sangtam, S/o Lt. N.T Akum Sangtam for successfully competing Doctorate of Philosophy from the Department of Political Science, Delhi University on the Topic "Sovereignty and Politics of Boundaries in the Naga Context". The Union further wishes and prays that may that Almighty God bless him with good health and guide him in all his future endeavour. (Er. Hotongkyu) President Sangtam Union Dimapur (SUD)

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The Bank Colony Council express its profound gratitude to the following for rendering their selfless service towards the renovation of drainage wall at Bank Colony which collapsed due to incessant rains. 1. Shri. Tovihoto Aye, Hon'ble MLA and Advisor Power & Chairman DPDB Dimapur, Govt. of Nagaland. 2. Shri. Kapil Keditsu 3. Bank Colony Barwari Durga Puja Committee. 4. Well wishers. The Council regret it inability to thank each and everyone personally but it is our ardent prayer that the Almighty God bestow his manifold blessing to everyone who have contributed for this noble cause. (Adou Zeliang) Chairman Bank Colony Council DP-5956



The Longsa Village Council and Longsa Village Students' Union, with immense pride, would like to congratulate the following individuals :1). Er. Zarenthung Kikon, S/o Mr and Mrs Y Kikon on being promoted as Assistant General Manager (AGM) BSNL. 2). Miss. Chanchibeni Kikon, D/o Mr and Mrs Lipanthung Kikon for securing Gold Medal in M.Sc Geology, Patkai Christian College (Autonomous). The union and the council lauds them for bringing laurels to the village and further wishes and prays for a grand success in their future endeavours. Chenithung Ezung Zayio Ezung President, LVSU Chairman, LVC

APPRECIATION The undersigned on behalf of all rank and file of the Lotha Region NSCN/GPRN would like to extend heartiest congratulations to Mr. Daniel Lotha on his promotion to Cabinet Secretary NSCN/GPRN, Mr. Thungkhomo Jungio upon his elevation to the post of Kilonser and also to Mr. Noben and Mr. Nchumbemo Tsanglao upon their induction as Tatars. May the almighty continue to shower upon you all with his blessings and pray that he grant you all with wisdom, good health and a long life as you continue to sacrifice and offer your invaluable service for the Naga Nation. Further, the Lotha Region conveys its sincere gratitude and appreciation to the collective Leadership of the NSCN/GPRN for awarding due recognition to the service rendered by the aforementioned individuals by promoting them, which has further strengthened the resolve and commitment of each and every worker from the Region. Kuknalim (Renthungo Ovung) Caretaker/CAO Lotha Region, NSCN/GPRN. WC-132

The Western Sumi Sports Association (WSSA) Dimapur with immense pride would like to congratulate Shri. Kivi Zhimomi (who was earlier playing for our Association) for being selected in Indian Football Team. WSSA further hope that he will bring laurels for our nation in general as well as for our association and state in particular and pray to Almighty God for his wisdom.


(Holuvi Ayemi) Information Secretary W.S.S.A

APOLOGY LETTER I, Mhabemo T. Humtsoe, S/o. Lt. Tsemomo Humtsoe of MTC Colony Wokha, Nagaland declare that I have fully understood the gravity and consequences of the libel nature and violation of cyber space because of my write up in social media against Dr. Chumben Murry MLA, defaming him with malice as he could not give me a post of teacher in 2008-13 when he was Agriculture Minister. I hereby tender my unconditional apology in front of my relatives, Wokha Village Council and WVYO leaders. I also hereby vow that, I will undo damage done has through social media and local dailies insertion of the fact. I also vow that in future, I will not indulge in any such libel action or malicious post in social media against any person and for such action, I will hold myself accountable in the eye of the Law. Dated, Wokha the 09th Aug 2018. Mhabemo T. Humtsoe S/o. Lt. Tsenmomo Humtsoe, ETC Colony Alias Mhabemo T Lotha Naga (fb) Alias Mhabemo T Mhabemo (fb) Witnesses’ : (Name & Signature) Relative - 1 Relative - 2 WVC WVYO WC-133



FELICITATES Office of the Sangtam Union Dimapur (SUD) would like to convey our heartiest congratulations to Shri. Cholichem Sangtam, S/o Lt. N.T Akum Sangtam for successfully competing Doctorate of Philosophy from the Department of Political Science, Delhi University on the Topic "Sovereignty and Politics of Boundaries in the Naga Context". The Union further wishes and prays that may that Almighty God bless him with good health and guide him in all his future endeavour. (Er. Hotongkyu) President Sangtam Union Dimapur (SUD)

(Athrise. P) General Secretary Sangtam Union Dimapur (SUD)





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The Bank Colony Council express its profound gratitude to the following for rendering their selfless service towards the renovation of drainage wall at Bank Colony which collapsed due to incessant rains. 1. Shri. Tovihoto Aye, Hon'ble MLA and Advisor Power & Chairman DPDB Dimapur, Govt. of Nagaland. 2. Shri. Kapil Keditsu 3. Bank Colony Barwari Durga Puja Committee. 4. Well wishers. The Council regret it inability to thank each and everyone personally but it is our ardent prayer that the Almighty God bestow his manifold blessing to everyone who have contributed for this noble cause. (Adou Zeliang) Chairman Bank Colony Council DP-5956

Nadal in Toronto quarter finals

To ro n to, Au g 1 0 (Agencies): A 45-minute rain interruption did little to stop the progress of Rafael Nadal on Thursday at the Toronto Masters as he defeated Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 7-6 (7/4) to reach the quarter-finals. The halt in proceedings came 63 minutes into the opening set, after Wawrinka saved a Nadal set point for 5-all, with the Spaniard then holding serve for 6-5. When the weather passed, the pair returned, with Nadal wrapping up the set on his second chance. The second set was a battle as the Swiss, a threetime Grand Slam champion, fought back from an early break down, took a 2-1 lead, with the pair again trading breaks in the fifth and tenth games. Nadal came from a mini-break down in the tiebreaker and secured victory on his second match point. “It was a good match, a very positive victory for me over a tough opponent,” Nadal said. “I’m happy to see Stan playing well again. We had a good quality of tennis. I’m very pleased, I needed a



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Rafael Nadal returns a shot to Wawrinka during their match.

match like this. It does much for the confidence.” Nadal’s win was his 17th from 20 played against Wawrinka. Second seed Alexander Zverev, the holder, lined up a re-run of last week’s Washington semi-final as he again takes on Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Greek who turns 20 on Sunday knocked out his second seed in as many matches, stunning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals.

Zverev rolled over Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-2 in 52 minutes while never facing a break point. Tsitsipas called his knockout of Djokovic, “the best match of my career. I knew I was playing pretty good today.” The number 27 will play the first Masters 1000 quarter-final of his career. “He played very well and deserved to win without a doubt,” Djokovic said. “I just played not that great. I didn’t return well. It wasn’t

that great of a match.” Bulgarian fifth seed Grigor Dimitrov laboured for almost two and a half hours to subdue Frances Tiafoe of the United States 7-6 (7/1), 3-6, 7-6 (7/4). He next faces Wimbledon runner-up and fourth seed Kevin Anderson who defeated Ilya Ivashka of Belarus 7-5, 6-3 to also make the last-eight. Sixth seed Marin Cilic continued his quiet progress, beating Argentine 11th seed Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-2.

Svitolina ends Konta’s Montreal run Montreal, Aug 10 (Agencies): Johanna Konta missed out on a spot in the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup after losing 6-3 6-4 to defending champion Elina Svitolina. The British No 1 had completed a raininterrupted second-round clash with Victoria Azarenka earlier in the day, but could not continue her momentum in the third round. Konta, who was leading former world No 1 Azarenka 6-3 3-0 on Wednesday before rain forced an overnight delay, returned to wrap up the match in comprehensive fashion 6-3 6-1. She then returned to the court later Thursday to face fifth seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine for a place in the last-eight. But Svitolina took just 85 minutes on court to dismiss Konta in straight sets and move through. US Open champion Sloane Stephens beat Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2 7-5 to book her spot in the quarterfinals, where she will face Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova, a 6-3 7-6 (7-2) winner over German 10th seed Julia Goerges.

Leicester extend Vardy deal LON D ON, Au g 1 0 (Agencies): Leicester City tied down England striker Jamie Vardy to a new four-year contract on Thursday after bolstering their defensive options with the signings of Croatian Filip Benkovic and Turkish international Caglar Soyuncu. Despite adding two centre-backs on deadline day for Premier League clubs, Leicester also resisted interest from Manchester United for England international Harry Maguire. The two sides meet on Friday in the opening game of the Premier League season at Old Trafford. In six seasons at Leicester, Vardy, 31, has scored 88 goals, and most memorably spearheaded the Foxes’ incredible Pre-

Jamie Vardy

mier League triumph in 2015/16. “Everybody knows how I feel about playing for this football club and it’s a great feeling to know that I can look forward to another four years as a Leicester City player,” Vardy said in a Leicester statement. “The journey that me, the team and the club has been on over the past few

years has been incredible. Going into the new season, it’s an exciting time for Leicester City and I’m delighted to be a part of it.” Soyuncu, 22, joins from German side Freiburg in a deal worth a reported £19 million, while Croatian under-21 international Benkovic will reportedly cost £13 million from Dinamo Zagreb.

Behave responsibly during Asian Games, Rathore to athletes

New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI): Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Friday asked the Indian athletes and officials, who are part of the Asian Games contingent, to behave responsibly on and off the field during the mega sport-

ing event starting next week in Indonesia. India is sending a 800plus contingent, including 572 athletes, to the Asian Games, to be held from August 18 to September 2 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.

1st DEATH ANNIVERSARY of Lt. Pukhatoli Chishi

Loving husband, daughter and family members.




I am deeply saddened over the demise of Shri. Lt. Toripkiu Hd. GB, Wapher Village, Tuensang on 3rd of August 2018. He was one of the living figures for the establishment of Shamator Town way back in 1954-55, who has also immensely contributed for the welfare of the people. My heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family. May his Soul rest in peace.




1st Death Anniversary

Mr. Tangmonger Kichu






A year has passed since you left us, yet in our hearts you are dearly missed. Your sweet memories still lingers. DP-5966


A year has passed since you left us for your heavenly abode but not a single day goes without remembering you. We deeply miss you in silent tears. You will always remain in our hearts.

“It is a matter of great pride you (athletes) are representing the country in the Games and you have earned this privilege. When you take part in the Games and when you stay in the Games Village, you will lose your individual identity and

sion, including R K Sacheti, were also introduced to the gathering. Later, speaking to reporters, Rathore said selection of the athletes for the Asian Games was the prerogative of the IOA and the NSFs, and the ministry would not want to interfere in it unless there were major discrepancies. “Regarding the selection process of the Asian Games contingent, we will leave it to the IOA and NSFs. It is best not to have too many cooks involved in the process. So, the responsibility of selection (of athletes) lies wit the IOA, but of course if major issues or discrepancies are brought up to us we will look into it,” said Rathore


Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore with the Indian contingent for the Asian Games 2018, during their send-off ceremony. (PTI)

your identity there is just one name that is ‘India’,” Rathore said at the sendoff ceremony of the Indian contingent organised by the Indian Olympic Association here. “It is a big responsibility for you. Whatever you do on the field and off the field, please remember one thing that you are representing a billion strong nation. You have to act with responsibility. Whether it is the athletes or officials, everybody should remember this all the time,” he added. IOA president Narinder Batra, Secretary General Rajeev Mehta, Indian contingent’s Chef de Mission Brij Bhushan Singh Sharan were present at the ceremony. A few of the country’s top athletes, including hockey stalwart Sardar Singh, turned up at the ceremony. The four deputy Chefs de Mis-

Loving Parents and loved ones.

We your family miss you in the house where you used to be We wanted so much to keep you But God willed it not to be Now you are in God's keeping You suffer no more pain So dear God, take care of him Until we meet again From loving mom and siblings DP-5978




Lt. Rev. Dr. Najekhu Yeptho On his 13th Death Anniversary (11.08.2005 – 11.08.2018) If we could write a story It would be the greatest ever told Of a kind and loving father Who had a heart of gold

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Born : 31/12/1945 – Died : 06/08/2018 Through this column, we express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to each and every individual who stood by us physically, materially and financially at the sudden demise of our beloved father on Aug. 6th, 2018. Words are inadequate and we are unable to thank each and everyone of you. Though we have nothing to repay you all individually in return. We pray that our Almighty God bless you all abundantly in return for your generous and selfless deeds. Our special thanks to :1) Village Council Naga United 2) Ao Baptist Church, Naga United Village 3) Well wishers from different towns & villages From Loving wife, children, relatives, grandchildren & in laws


1920 – 05/8/2018 We, the family of Lt. Dul Kin, wish to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to each and every individual, friends, neighbours, churches and well wishers for all your love, care, concern and support physically, financially, materially and spiritually during his illness and at the sad demise of our most beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and god father to many dear and love ones, who left to be with the Lord on 5th Aug. 2018. We specially wish to convey our profound gratefulness to the Minister, Pastor and all the members of Christian Rivival Church Chumukedima who stood by us at all times. We deeply regret our inability to thank each of you individually, but we are touched and humbled by your love and pray that our Almighty God bless every one of you richly. Most beloved wife and all family members. DP-5969

If we could write a million pages But still be unable to say, just how Much we love and miss him Every single day Our hearts still ache with sadness, and Many tears still flow. What it meant to lose you, No one will ever know. We hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain. To walk with us throughout our lives Until we meet again.


Forever in our heartsMrs. Kitoli Naje, children, grandchildren & in-laws K Y M C

Messi named new Barca captain

Lionel Messi

Barcelona, Aug 10 (Agencies): Lionel Messi has been named as the new captain of Barcelona following Andres Iniesta’s departure from Camp Nou. The Argentina international, who already wears the armband for his country,



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takes over from Iniesta following his move to Vissel Kobe at the end of the 201718 campaign. Messi has skippered the Blaugrana on numerous occasions before having been the official vice-captain since 2015, but will now lead

the Liga champions out on a permanent basis. Sergio Busquets takes over as vice-captain while Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto have joined the fourman leadership team, with the quartet all having come through La Masia before

graduating to the first-team. Messi will be hopeful of lifting his first trophy as captain on Sunday as Ernesto Valverde’s side take on Sevilla in the Spanish Supercopa. And with silverware having again evaded his grasp at international level during the World Cup, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will be keen to be lifting more trophies over the next 12 months. Barca lost just one match on their way to winning La Liga last term, and kick off the new season against Alaves on August 18. The Catalan outfit also won the Copa del Rey last season, but Messi, in particular, was left disappointed as they crashed out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage to Roma.

Inter-School Kho-Kho C’ship D i m a p u r , Au g 1 0 (NPN): The 1st National Inter-School Kho-Kho Championship, organised by Nagaland Kho Kho Association, will be held on August 11 and 12 at Lions Club ground, Dimapur. The inaugural function will be graced by Manoj Bhattacharjee, secretary, NDPP Nagaland. NKKA president, Vikehielie Victor will deliver the presidential address.


Apropos the news item published under the headline “3 state players to participate in Asian games,” it is clarified that only one player from Nagaland has been confirmed for participation in the Asian Games. The confirmation of other players will be declared soon and it will be routed through Sepaktakraw Federation of India and Nagaland Sepaktakraw Association.

KFL: Twenty XI FC beat New Market FC Correspondent

Ko h i m a , Au g 1 0 (NPN): Twenty XI FC Viswema edged New Market FC 1-0 at the ongoing Kohima Football League-2 on Friday. The tournament is being organized by Kohima Town Club. After a goalless first half, Twenty XI FC’s Metol Neikha scored the lone goal of the match in the 62nd minute. Salu Kulim chance to net the equalizer was well defended by Viravoto Seleyi. Vitsopi Kin could have doubled the score for Twenty XI FC but his attempt at the goal went The match between Twenty XI FC (white) and New Market FC at Kohima local ground on Friday. (NP) just wide. Achamo Shitio was cautioned for unsporting behaviour. Today’s matches sent off from the field after 1st Match: 12:00 noon receiving the second yellow Ziekiezou SC Vs Khriekesa FC Meriema card for a handball in the 2nd Match: 2:00 pm 88th minute. Vizhii Neikha Sechii Zubza FC Vs Vanguard FC Tseminyu of Twenty XI FC was also

Asian Games: Neeraj named flag-bearer

Neeraj Chopra

month. Neeraj had won the gold medal in the Asian Athletic championships in 2017 with a throw of 85.23 meters. He had also bagged a gold in the 2016 IAAF World U-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz,

Poland. Former Hockey captain Sardar Singh was India’s flag-bearer at the 2014 Asian Games. India have participated in the Asian Games since the start of the event and therefore, this will be India’s 18th appearance. India are participating in 34 sports out of the total 40. 543 athletes will be part of the Indian contingent in the twin cities of Jakarta and Palembang. India will not be participating in baseball, football, jet ski, modern pentathlon, rugby sevens and triathlon. Indian athletes had won 57 medals, comprising 11 Gold, 10 Silver and 36 Bronze medals in the previous edition at Incheon, South Korea.


N e w D e l h i , Au g 10 (Agencies): Neeraj Chopra, star javelin thrower, was named as the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the Asian Games opening ceremony to be held on August 18 in Jakarta. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra made the announcement on Friday during the send-off ceremony organised for the contingent. The Games will be held from August 18 to September 2 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang. The 20-year-old Neeraj is the reigning Commonwealth Games champion and won a Gold in the Savo Games in Finland last


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