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Vol XXVIII No. 247

MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2018 Pages 12 ` 5.00

Modi govt promoting crony capitalism: Cong

Eng beat India by an innings & 159 runs

Khan’s party bags 33 reserved seats; PTI NA tally stands at 158

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sports, Page 11

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warns states against directly PM talks tough on mob lynching STPF threatens non- Centre dealing with ‘countries of concern’ Demand for appointment of ADC

I want to make it clear that mob lynching

is a crime, no matter the motive. No person can, under any circumstances, take the law into his or her own hands and

commit violence.

been excluded from the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), said “no citizen of India will have to leave the country.” “I want to assure the people that no citizen of India will have to leave the country. As per the due process, all possible opportunities will be given to get their concerns addressed,” Modi said. “Those who have lost faith in themselves, fear loss of popular support and lack faith in our institutions can use words like ‘civil war’,‘blood bath’ and ‘desh ke tukde tukde...,” ANI quoted him as saying.

Opposition hits back

Some opposition parties led by the Congress Sunday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his attack on their unity efforts, and said they, unlike the ruling coalition, stood united and would defeat the BJP in the 2019 parliamentary election. The Congress, Left parties and others attacked Modi, saying he is speaking out of “nervousness” and that it is the NDA which is crumbling and not the opposition which stands together. Congress said that Modi could not list a single achievement of his government in his interviews and alleged that he was seeking to build a narrative for the BJP by “weaving lies and concocting theories”. On incidents of lynching too, they said Modi has not demanded answers from the BJP-ruled states under which the maximum lynching cases have taken place. Instead of preaching, he should seek answers from his own party governments in Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan as to why these are happening, CPI’s D Raja said.

cooperation on I-Day

DIMAPUR, AUG 12 (NPN): Shamator Town Public Forum (STPF) has threatened no-cooperation during the ensuing Independence Day celebrations, if the commissioner fails to give a written assurance to appoint an additional deputy commissioner (ADC) at Shamator headquarters within the next 48 hours. In a letter to the commissioner Nagaland, STPF president S Toji and general secretary Kiumusu pointed out that an SDO (Civil) was directed to assume the additional charge of ADC (vide government order No. PAR-4 /1/2009 (Pt-I), dated Kohima the 8th of August 2018. However, taking into account the prevailing factors, the forum leaders appealed to the commissioner to provide a written assurance of deploying an ADC at Shamator headquarters within the next 48 hours time as they pointed out that their demand contained in a representation (ref. no. STPF/SMTR/ REP- 6/2018-19, dated: 3rd August 2018) was yet to be fulfilled. And in the event of failure to issue a written assurance or deployment of an ADC within the stipulated hours, people of Shamator sub-division would have no other option than to initiate non-cooperation during the Independence Day celebrations in order to express their discontentment and resentment against the State government, the STPF warned.

NEW DELHI, AUG 12 (AGENCIES): Centre has cautioned state governments against directly dealing with agencies of some “countries of concern” like China, Iran and Afghanistan on matters of internal security saying any such communication must be routed through it for the sake of national security. In a recent communication to all chief secretaries, the Ministry of Home Affairs said state police forces should be directed “not to facilitate or entertain” any such requests from organisations or agencies from countries of concern without prior consultation with it. “It has come to the notice of the ministry of Home Affairs that some foreign organisations/ agencies from countries of concern are extending invitations for mutual cooperation, training, joint exercise, exchange of views etc., directly to state/union territory police without routing such requests through ministry of Home Affairs,” it said. The ministry said while it appreciated that law enforcement related cooperation at international level is desirable, a cautious and calibrated approach is to be adopted while dealing with foreign organisations or agencies, especially from countries of concern, in the interest of national security. “Accordingly, state/ union territory organisations may be directed

not to facilitate or entertain any such requests from foreign organisations/ agencies from countries of concern without prior consultation with the ministry of home affairs,” the communication said. According to ministry officials, depending on the nature of international cooperation like training of officers related to forensics, explosions, investigation, procurement of weapons or security equipment, there were different countries of concern identified by the government with the help of central intelligence agencies. For example, when it comes to internal security cooperation, Pakistan, China and Afghanistan are countries of concern and if states or local police start dealing with private companies or government organisations of these countries directly, it may compromise different aspects of internal security, an official said. On matters such as counterterror programmes, fake currency, drugs, human trafficking etc., countries like Iraq, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh were put in the “country of concern” category from time to time. Similarly, several private foreign organisations which deal with security equipment or organise security related conferences or seminars need to be verified properly, another official said.

NEW DELHI, AUG 12 (AGENCIES): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday categorically asserted that mob lynching was a crime, no matter the motive. In an interview to Times of India, Modi said: “I want to make it clear that mob lynching is a crime, no matter the motive. No person can, under any circumstances, take the law into his or her own hands and commit violence.” He said the state governments needed to adopt effective measures to prevent mob violence and lynching, protect innocent citizens irrespective of caste, creed, place, time and religion, and take stringent action as per law against the perpetrators of such violence. “I also expect that everyone-- society,

people at large, government and government functionaries and political parties-have a duty to fight this menace,” Modi stated. In order to formulate appropriate measures to address the situation, he said the government has also set up a high level committee chaired by the Union home secretary to deliberate the matter and make recommendations. The government has also constituted a group of ministers headed by the Union home minister to consider the committee’s recommendations.

24-hr bandh in KA from Aug 14

LOUDHEP flays bid by Assam cops to abduct plant head Kohima traffic regulations for I-Day

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DIPHU, AUG 12: Ahead of the 72nd Independence Day celebration on August 15, a 24- hour bandh has been reportedly called by ULFA (I), Peoples Democratic Council of Karbi Longri (PDCK) and other militant organizations. According to reports, the bandh from August 14 will begin from 5 p.m. Meanwhile, Assam Police is in touch with their counterparts in neighbouring states for coordinated efforts to prevent militants from sneaking into the State to indulge in acts of violence. Moreover, the parade grounds all over the State are under surveillance with adequate security deployment, The Assam Tribune report stated. Assam DGP, Kuladhar Saikia said there were been inputs about movement of militants in the inter-state boundary. He said security cover along the vulnerable stretches of the inter-state borders have been increased. He added that the Assam Police held meetings with the police forces of neighbouring states, including Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur, so that coordinated operations and raids can be carried out along the inter-state boundary areas.

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NRC: No citizen of India will have to leave In an interview to ANI, Prime Minister Modi while addressing the issue of over 40 lakh people that have

D I M A P U R , AU G 1 2 (NPN): Land Owners’ Union, Doyang Hydro-Electric Project (LOUDHEP), Wokha has condemned the bid by Assam Police personnel led by DSP Partha Saikia to arrest NEEPCO Ltd’s project head for DHEP, PB Das without any arrest warrant or communication with their Nagaland counterparts. It asserted that no Indian citizen could be arrested without any court directive or proper communication between two States for such cases. In a press note, LOUDHEP media cell convener, Yanchumrhumo W Jami said Assam Police personnel had picked up the project

Confident of bigger win in 2019 elections Prime Minister said he would be re-elected with an even bigger majority in parliament after 2019 Lok Sabha elections, dismissing opposition attempts to rouse opinion against his government for failing to deliver on promises of swift economic development and more jobs for young people. “We will definitely get more seats than we got the last time and I am confident that we will break all records of the seats won by NDAl in the past...,” Modi said.

head of DHEP on August 4, but they were stopped at Bhandari check gate under Wokha district by the Nagaland Police as the former failed to produce any relevant documents authorising them to take Das into their custody. The union said the action of Saikia and his team was tantamount to an abduction bid, but was foiled by the Nagaland Police as per law of the land. And on behalf of the 17 land-affected villages of DHEP, Doyang, Wokha, the union expressed its great appreciation and acknowledgement to the Nagaland government, home department, Wokha district administration, Wokha SP,

Bhandari ADC, Bhandari SDPO and their entire team for their active intervention and prompt action against the “intruders”. The union further condemned the statement of Assam’s Khumtai Assembly constituency MLA, Mrinal Saikia for alleging on July 27th that DHEP management had released water from the Doyang dam without notifying either the Golaghat district administration or the Assam government and termed his allegation as “totally baseless, unexpected and ridiculous.” According to the land owners, DHEP authority had informed the Golaghat District Disaster Manage-

ment Authority (DDMA) and was also in touch with the administration since July 21 regarding the water level at Doyang dam. They asserted that it was a fact that on July 26 the management passed a circular informing the Golaghat DDMA about the release of water. And the unprecedented and abrupt increase in water level was due to incessant rains in the upper catchment area, they claimed. The union explained that the inflow at Doyang dam was much higher than the outflow downstream and that it was clearly evident that it was beyond the control of the project head of DHEP.

D I M A P U R , AU G 1 2 (NPN): In view of the 72nd Independence Day celebration, Kohima traffic police will be enforcing the following traffic regulations as part of the security arrangement on August 15. According to PRO Kohima police, only vehicles with Car Pass ‘Z’ (Red) and Car Pass ‘Y’ (Blue) will be allowed entry to the Secretariat Plaza. Vehicles with Car Pass ‘X’ (Green) will drop their respective officers at the Main Gate and shall be parked outside the Secretariat Complex. Parking outside the main gate of the Secretariat Plaza will be free for all public. No vehicle, includ-

ing two wheelers, will be allowed to be parked by the roadside from 6 a.m. onwards on August 15 at the following routes-- from BSNL Telephone Exchange till Classic Island, from Raj Bhavan till Classic Island and from Classic Island till Assembly Secretariat via Razhü Point. Further, the stretch from High School junction to Assembly Secretariat via Sanuoru subway will be one way (down traffic) for light vehicles only. All up vehicles will continue to take the Billy Graham road till further notice, PRO added. Heavy vehicles will not be allowed to ply from High School junction to Assem-

bly Secretariat via Sanuoru subway. All heavy vehicles including government buses shall take Tinpatti-DBS-Billy Graham-Secretariat road. Heavy vehicles will not be allowed to ply in Kohima town till the programme is over. PRO further informed that all loading/unloading of goods in town should be completed by 6 a.m. PRO also said that no heavy vehicle will be allowed to be parked along the “D” Block road. While anticipating positive co-operation from the public, police, however, said it will tow away the defaulting vehicles and the charges to be borne by the vehicle owners.

Poll panel makes small changes to prevent failure of VVPAT machines NEW DELHI, AUG 12 (AGENCIES): A small hood on top of the contrast sensor and paper roll that does not soak humidity are some of the ingenious measures adopted to prevent failure of paper trail machines in extreme conditions, Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat has said. After a large-scale failure of the VVPAT machines in the recent bypolls to four Lok Sabha seats, including Kairana and Bhandara Gondiya, and 10 assembly seats, the Election Commission’s technical expert committee carried out ‘root cause analysis’. The committee found that direct light falling on the contrast sensor of the paper trail machine led to the malfunction, Rawat said. He said the committee also found that a certain type of paper roll soaked humidity, resulting in the failure of the paper to move properly on the spool of the VVPAT machine while printing the results. “ We m a d e s i m p l e changes ... a small hood was

installed on the contrast sensor so that even if it is placed under direct light, it would not malfunction ... The electronic voting machine (EVM) is an electronic device which does not have issues with heat and humidity but the paper trail machine has electro-mechanical parts which affect its function,” he explained. He said for areas with high humidity, the ECIL -which manufactures the machines -- suggested that EC should procure paper which do not soak humidity. “We have now procured humidity-resistant paper for humid areas,” the CEC said. Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) or paper trail machine is a device which dispenses a slip with the symbol of the party for which a person has voted for. The slip appears on a small window for seven seconds and then drops in a box. But the voter cannot take it home. The VVPAT are used in all polling stations. But as of now, results of EVMs

and VVPATs are matched in one polling station per constituency. There have been demands to increase the number of polling stations where EVM and VVPAT results are matched to dispel fears about electronic voting machines being ‘hacked’ to favour a particular political party. Rawat said there have been delays in the delivery of paper trail machines as the Technical Experts Committee appointed by it analyses the technology stabilisation issues in the initial batches and incorporates essential design improvements. “This ensures we don’t face the problems later,” he said. While all required EVMs — 13.95 lakh ballot units and 9.3 lakh control units — will be delivered by September 30, 16.15 lakh VVPATs will also be delivered well before the end of November, he added. Over 11 per cent of the 10,300 VVPAT machines across 10 states had developed faults and had to be replaced during the May 28 bypolls. K Y M C


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Macmillan education city workshop

Resource person Gargi Sen with Macmillan officials and participants at Hotel De Oriental Grand, Kohima on August 11. (NP) skills and managing classes, adolescent management, motivation and also discussed other topics. Sen highlighted the challenges faced from the adolescents and the path to finding solutions to these challenges through various activities. The resource person also shared on the importance of developing communication skills through

activities tailored to this end. Sen encouraged the teachers to make classroom atmospheres lively and learning friendly. She advised the school teachers to work on the strength of the students rather than pointing out their weaknesses. She asked the teachers to teach students “from their heart what they have learnt from their head.”

AR bust NSCN (I-M) temporary camp

Y. Patton mourns demise of Womomo

Correspondent

KO H I M A , AU G 1 2 (NPN): Macmillan Education, a renowned publishing house, celebrating its 126 years of existence in India, conducted an Education Conclave City Workshop for School Teachers of Kohima at hotel De Oriental Grand, Kohima with well-known

DIMAPUR: Based on specific information regarding the presence of armed NSCN (I-M) cadres, Jalukie Battalion of Assam Rifles launched a search operation in the general area New Ngaolong of Peren district on August 7. A press release from Assam Rifles alleged that during the search, the column noticed the presence of a group of ten to fifteen NSCN (I-M) cadres in a temporary camp. According to Assam Rifles, this was a noticeable violation of the Cease Fire Ground Rules (CFGR). It further stated that the column approached the camp and asked the cadres to surrender peacefully as per CFGR guidelines, on the morning of August 8. However, the cadres responded by bringing down heavy automatic fire on the Security Force column, the release claimed. The

curriculum developer and a pedagogy trainer, Gargi Sen from Kolkata, as the resource person on August 11. It may be mentioned that more than 20 schools in Nagaland use Macmillan books from Nursery to Class 12. The Resource Person spoke about active teaching, enhancing learning

Assam Rifles personnel with items seized from the alleged camp. NSCN (I-M) cadres then abandoned the camp and fled taking cover of the thick jungle and foliage, it stated. Later, the temporary camp was destroyed by the

Assam Rifles column. “This act of NSCN (I-M) is a gross violation of the CFGRs signed between the GoI and the NSCN (I-M)” it stated.

DIMAPUR: Deputy chief minister of Nagaland, Y. Patton has expressed deep shock over the demise of Womomo Kithan, general manager Nagaland Handloom & Handicraft Development Corporation Limited on August 12 at Dimapur. In a condolence message, Y. Patton stated that late Womomo and he were students together in Shillong. Late Womomo was a simple, sincere and humble officer and above all a cheerful human being, stated Y. Patton. He said that his demise was not only a loss for the family but for the Lotha Naga society in general, and it would be difficult to fill the vacuum created in the society by his demise. Y. Patton conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and also prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace.

The marketing manager of Macmillan, Raju Ganguly introduced the SNF@School – a program that promotes the consumption of balanced and hygienic diets in schools, through continuous engagement with students, teachers and parents. It is a nationwide awareness campaign brought to schools in collaboration with Macmillan Education, and Food Safety and Securities Authority of India (FSSAI). Speaking at the sidelines of the program, Ganguly told Nagaland Post that book publishers want feedback to know the needs of, and understand, teachers and Macmillan book users. He said that Macmillan has been conducting many workshops and getting feedback from various states of the country including North Eastern states. The workshop was attended by 40 teachers from 16 schools in Kohima and also representatives from Nagaland board of school education. At the end of the session the participants browsed through the Macmillan books on various subjects, on display.

Nagaland Post, Dimapur MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2018

news in Brief NU Lumami informs: Dr. Neizo Puro (Asst. Professor, Dept. of Botany, N.U. & In-charge, Nagaland University Alumni) has informed all alumni of Nagaland University to register their names and details on the University webpage. The aim of the initiative is to help the University connect better with the alumni and also keep them updated about the progress of their alma mater. The URL for alumni registration is: http://nagalanduniversity.ac.in/English/ AlumniRegistration HODs, AHODs & awardees invitation and car pass: All the HoDs, AHODs and Awardees have been asked to collect invitation cards/car pass from the Establishment Branch of DC’s office, Kohima from August 13 onwards during office hours. (DIPR) Adhoc Graduate Teachers (2013-17) general meet: Adhoc Graduate Teachers (2013-17), Nagaland representative Kevithal Clement has informed all the Nagaland state adhoc government teachers (only state cardes under fixed pay) that there will be a general meeting on August 17, 12 noon at Kuda Youth Hall, opposite Essar petrol pump, Nagarjan.

All Adhoc Graduate teachers and Adhoc primary teachers, who have not appeared the suitability test have been requested to attend the meeting. Action will be taken against absentees. KCCI new team: The Kohima Chamber of Commerce & Industry (K.C.C.I.) selected its new team of office bearers for the year 2018 to 2021. The new team will be headed by president, Medozhatuo Rutsa, and three vice presidents namely Thejasetuo Keretsii, Ruokuoneilie Kesezie and Ketholekho Kenna-o and general secretary, Akhrie Mor. NSCN (I-M) 72nd Independence Day: NSCN (I-M) has informed all its members (both civil and military) other than those on duty at battalions, brigades, region offices & on command missions to join in commemorating the 72nd Independence Day of Nagalim at the council head quarters, Hebron on August 14, 10 am. The GPRN has also wished every peace and freedom loving Naga brethren spread across the 120,000 kilometer Naga aboriginal habitat in the tri-junction of India, China & Myanmar, a Happy Independence Day.

ESSU condemns August 9 assault

DIMAPUR: Eastern Sumi Students’ Union (ESSU) has vehemently condemned the alleged brutal assault on one of its members on August 9. In a press note, ESSU Hutopu Yeptho said the union was informed that the main culprit along with his friends numbering around 20-30 came to the college campus of the victim and assaulted him grievously. ESSU said that the incident took place after a small altercation between

the two persons. ESSU said that the victim has been admitted to CIHSR in a very critical condition. ESSU said it condemned the dreadful act, which, it added, was undesirable in society. It further urged the police authority under Chumukedima PS, where the FIR was lodged, to expedite the case and arrest the main culprit along with all the accomplices as early as possible.

Soul Harvest church youth conference concludes Correspondent

KOHIMA, AUG 12 (NPN): The Youth department of Soul Harvest for Christ Ministries’ three –day 3rd youth conference held under the theme “Every youth for Christ”, at Soul Harvest Church of the Living God, in Daklane, Kohima, concluded on Sunday night. On Sunday morning, president Soul Harvest for Christ ministries Rev. Kevisede Kire spoke to the congregation on the topic “uncommon faith” based on Joshua 10: 12 & 13 and shared how the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed its setting for about a full day when Joshua the servant of God asked for time. Challenging the congregation to have faith in God, Revered Kire said that when God could stop the sun for a day, surely miracles could happen in every individual life when

(Inset) Rev. Kevisede Kire speaking on Sunday morning. The conference choir presenting a special song on Sunday. (NP) one asks God with strong faith. The revered also shared how he started his ministry through faith and was able to set up 17 churches in different parts of Nagaland and in the country. He encouraged the church members to have strong faith in the Lord by citing the life examples of Biblical char-

acters like Jabez, Elijah, and David. On Sunday evening, senior pastor Baptist Mission Church Kohima Rev. Moa Longchari shared the word of God. The other speakers included Christ for the Nations Bible College principal, Khetoshe Chishi, students counsellor G. Rio School Aphre Kerhuo and pastor Hoshito Sumi mis-

sionary Bhutan. The youth conference was attended by more than 500 youth with delegates from Assam, Bhutan, Dimapur, Tseminyu, Thizama, BSF camp Kohima and other church members. Many youth and church members rededicated their lives to Christ during the conference.

Mass social work reports from across state

DC Kohima, Rajesh Soundararajan inspecting the social work at NSF Martyr Park area on August 11. (DIPR)

Students, elders, parents and well-wishers after the social work at CHC Jalukie town on August 11.

DIMAPUR: In response to a government directive to conduct a mass social work drive across the state, various organizations, councils, departments etc. cleaned up their localities, towns and villages on August 11. Following are some additional reports of the drive from across the state. Kohima: Kohima District Administration along with Kohima Municipal Council on August 11, beginning 7 a.m, was a part of the state wide mass social work drive. The social work was conducted in and around the town and in all the 19 wards by involving various government departments, ward panchayats and other organisations. The District Administration led by DC Kohima, Rajesh Soundararajan inspected the social work in and around the town. The DC acknowledged all the departments, KMC, AYO and ward panchayats for extending their cooperation

social work held on August 11. Departments actively participated in mass social work cleaning their respective office premises. Guest house colony Kiphire also collected garbage from the road side and disposed them off. (DIPR) Zunheboto: Mass social work was held in Zunheboto under the supervision of the district administration on August 11, where the public cleaned their colonies and surroundings, and the government staff in the district also cleaned their respective office premises. (DIPR) Bhandari: Bhandari sub-divison, in response to the call by the government in preparation for the upcoming Independence day celebrations, conducted a mass social work drive on August 11 under the supervision of ADC Bhandari, Tiameren Chang. During the one-day social work, road side blocked drainages, water logged areas and

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and support in the endeavour. He also acknowledged the Nagaland Contractor Suppliers Union (NCSU) for assisting in the social work by providing seven dumpers and five backhoes and other logistics, helping make it a success. (DIPR) Medziphema: Under the initiative of the state government, social work was conducted from 7 a.m at Medziphema sub-division for the forth coming Independence Day celebrations. All the government departments, private organizations and individuals took part in the drive. Clearing of drainage, foliage and dirt in the ward and colonies were monitored by, and done with the assistance of, the Gaon Buras and Dobashis. Offices were also cleaned by the staff of departments. Mini trucks of Medziphema Town Council helped in disposing the garbage. (DIPR) Kiphire: Kiphire District, in spite of fog, actively participated in the mass

minor land-slides within the town were cleared by the public with the assistance of a backhoe. Besides filling up potholes and jungle clearing along the road stretches, garbage from the colonies were disposed off. Heads of offices along with GBs were assigned specific areas to supervise the work. (DIPR) Peren: Peren district conducted mass social work on August 11, 2018 in all the villages and towns. The program was organized as directed by the state government to keep the district clean. All residents, both government servants and general public, participated in the drive. (DIPR) Also Peletkie Students’ Union (PSU) Peren district, Nagaland conducted social services in various parts of Peren district on August 11, under the theme, “Social service is service to oneself ” as part of its golden jubilee celebration year (the celebrations scheduled for December 2018). In a press release,

PSU president, Bamsina Chamlak and social and cultural secretary, Kenrakpe stated that PSU as per its resolution passed during its last meeting conducted social services in different circles and locations such as Peletkie village, Peren, Jalukie towns and Deukwaram village. The union stated that apart from students, the elders, parents and citizens of Peletkie also actively took part in the union’s activities carried out at various locations. The PSU in conjunction with the Peren district administration collaborated with the state government’s directive to conduct mass social work in the district at Peren town. PSU carried out its social work at Peren town local football ground as assigned by the district administration. Meanwhile, PSU Jalukie circle cleaned up the compound in and around the Community Health Centre (CHC) Jalukie town. The work began with a prayer by elder, Inswabe; words of encouragement and gratitude were delivered by SMO CHC Jalukie and PSU finance secretary, Kirangbe Kenn, and the work culminated with a prayer from the union’s first president, Pauhia Kenn. PSU Peletkie circle and Deukwaram circle also cleaned up the entire village areas and streets. PSU also expressed its gratitude to all the elders, parents, citizens and well wishers.

Petroleum & Land Transport Workers’ Federation of India (PLTWFI), Dimapur unit, on August 9, set up a relief camp in Jarnapani along NH 29. Rice, potato, cooking oil and mineral water etc. were distributed to the monthlong stranded trucks drivers and handymen. PLTWFI Dimapur has been working for the welfare of the truck drivers according to a joint MoU between organizations of various NE states.

NNC/FGN resolution and reaffirmation

DIMAPUR:A general meeting of the NNC/FGN national workers was held at Urra Academy hall, Kohima on August 11, where Adinno Phizo, president NNC, ‘gen’ (Retd) Viyalie Metha, Kedahge, FGN and Shevohu Keyho, kilo kilonser, FGN delivered speeches respectively. A press release by ‘capt’ (Retd) Yirei Lungleng rali wali kilonser, FGN stated that, the house deliberated and discussed various issues including the international objective of the Naga nation. It also affirmed that

the Naga National Council and the Federal Government of Nagaland have always maintained nonviolence and shall continue to do so. The house also resolved to steadfastly maintain the dignity, integrity and sovereignty of the Naga nation and reaffirmed the following historical events: The Naga memorandum to Lord John Simon, British statutory commission on January 10, 1929; The formation of the Naga National Council (NNC) on February 2, 1946; The

Naga independence declaration on August 14, 1947; The voluntary plebiscite of May 16, 1951; The Lakhuti resolution of April 27, 1955; The proclamation of the Federal Government of Nagaland (FGN) on March 22, 1956; The international ceasefire agreement between the Federal Government of Nagaland and the Government of India (GoI) on September 6, 1964. Apart from these historical events, the NNC and FGN stated that it does not recognize all devised events. K

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WEATHER FORECAST August 13

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Agartala A p.m. thunderstorm or two

32 25

Cloudy, a t-storm in the p.m.

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Guwahati Cloudy, a t-storm in spots Imphal

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A p.m. thunderstorm in spots 28 22

Itanagar Some rain and a thunderstorm 29 23 Shillong Cloudy, a shower or t-storm Kohima

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Cloudy, a thunderstorm or two 24 20

Dimapur A p.m. thunderstorm in spots 30 24

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Tuensang Couple of thunderstorm

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Ravi Shankar Prasad (R) and Jacob Zhimomi (L), jointly launching the Digital Locker Integration with Nagaland e-District on August 11.

Dimapur: The Ministry of Electronics and Infor mation Technology, Government of India organized an event at Guwahati on August 11 where Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, Justice & Law, Ravi Shankar Prasad, and Nagaland PHED minister, Jacob Zhimomi jointly launched the Digilocker services for ‘Nagaland eDistrict Project’. Several other projects for other North Eastern states, including the Vision Document for

a Digital North East 2022, were also launched at the event. Nagaland department of Information Technology & Communications, assistant program officer, Yanger Longkumer, in a press release said that Jacob Zhimomi, representing the state, congratulated the department of Information Technology & Communications for playing a key role in transforming Nagaland into a modern state. He also opined that the young people of the North Eastern region

could be innovators, creators and builders of the future. He added that the government of Nagaland would undertake all necessary activities to ensure implementation of the Vision for a Digital North East 2022 to meet the changes of the present times. The event was attended by the chief ministers of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and other senior officers from the North Eastern States and Government of India.

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Peren students tour to Assam and Shillong Dimapur: Jalukie Battalion of Assam Rifles organised a National Integration Tour to Guwahati and Shillong from August 6 to 10 for 17 students and two teachers of Jalukie and neighbouring areas of Peren district A press release from Assam Rifles said that during the course of the tour, students got the opportunity to meet and interact with the Governor of Meghalaya, Ganga Prasad. The Governor took keen interest in interacting with the students and motivated them to pursue a positive career perspective. The students also interacted with Lt. Gen. Sukhdeep Sangwan, Director General Assam Rifles. The itinerary included visits to various institutes and sites of cultural and historical importance. During the flaggingin ceremony organised at Battalion Headquarter on August 11, commandant Jalukie Battalion encouraged the students to utilize the experience gained during the visit and imbibe in themselves the positive values of people from different states of India.

MITE organizes Fresher’s Meet 2018 in Kohima

DIMAPUR: The Modern Institute of Teacher Education (MITE), Kohima celebrated its Fresher’s Meet for the Academic Session 2018-20, on August 10, at the college auditorium. A press release from MITE principal Devanand Sinha stated that the function was organized by MITE

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students’ union with the help of the six clubs of MITE. T h e p r o g r a m wa s graced by Hongfei Xing from China as the special guest. The managing director introduced Hongfei Xing, director of English Practice Center, University of Science and Technology

of China, who is currently teaching Mandarin (Chinese) as a foreign language to students of Modern College, Kohima. In her speech, she appreciated the hospitality of the Nagas, and shared about the education system in China and the various qualifications required to become

a teacher in China. She also encouraged and wished the freshers the very best in their future professions. T h e p r o g r a m wa s chaired by Sangti Konyak and Yabangienla Kechu of 3rd semester, invocation was pronounced by Chisiiro and welcome address was deliv-

ered by Tiatemsu Aier. All the freshers introduced themselves and also spoke about their hidden talents. The fresher’s were also presented with gifts. Later, vote of thanks was delivered by Abanu Richa and benediction was pronounced by William Koza.

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I-Day mopping up opn in Imphal NSCN (K) member held; I-Day shutdown called by KNF(N)

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IMPHAL, Aug 12: Manipur police commandos arrested an active member of NSCN(K) from Imphal during a mopping operation conducted as part of security measure ahead of Independence Day celebration. The NSCN(K) member identified as Bachan Balang Kamei alias Acham (29) of Oktan village, Tamenglong district was arrested by the police commandos during a cordon and search operation in Imphal’s North AOC near Raj Medicity hospital on Friday, a press release of the state police PRO said. Incriminating articles were also seized from his possession, the release added. Manipur police have been conducting mopping operations across the valley district, particularly in the twin Imphal districts as part of security measures to thwart prejudicial activities. On Sunday, mopping operations were conducted at various places in Imphal East and Thoubal district, police sources said. In the operation at New Checkon, police commandos attached with Imphal East district police detained five suspects. They were later handed over to Porompat police station for further verification and necessary legal procedures. Over 450 people including around 80 women were verified during the operation conducted Sunday evening,

Manipur police commandos conducting mopping operation at New Checkon, Imphal East on Sunday as part of security measure ahead of ID celebration. (NP)

an officer supervising the operation said. Meanwhile, a senior police officer said that work for security sanitization has been geared up at selected sensitive places. Random frisking and checking by state security forces have also been intensified, he said. However, there has been no specific input of militants’ planning to carry out violent attack on or before the Independence Day celebration, he added. Inde pendence Day observation in Manipur has always been boycotted by various armed groups operating in the state. Coordination Committee (CorCom), a conglomerate of five major rebel groups and other outfits have already given total shutdown calls on the day.

Among the hill based militant groups, Kuki National Front (Nehlun) has also imposed a 24-hour total shutdown in the entire hill districts of Manipur which would be effective from the midnight of August 14. Citing reasons for boycotting the Independence Day of India, the outfit, in a statement issued to the media houses, said that it was in response to Central government’s indifferent attitude towards the Kukis and its refusal to acknowledge the contribution/sacrifice made by Kukis in the Independence movement of India. “What’s with the hype surrounding the so called Framework Agreement. It is unacceptable for the Kukis and others to see New Delhi acting on the whims of a particular group while

totally ignoring the genuine cause of other group,” read the statement. “In fact, the so called Framework Agreement is only a matter of extravagance, considering Nagaland has been curved out of all purposes and matter. What the Central government ought to listen to are the forgotten, the Kukis who have been denied their rightful political status in their very own Kukiland,” the statement alleged. It added that prevalence of peace and stability amongst the people, communities and tribes is the utmost desire of the outfit. “However, we vehemently against the injustice done to the Kukis by the Centre which is so pre-occupied with the Framework Agreement,” the statement added.

Arunachal CM demands probe into youth death ITANAGAR, Aug 12 (Agencies): In what may be termed as a brutal incident, an Arunachalee youth travelling from Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh from Uttar Pradesh died after being pushed from a running train. Chief Minister Pema Khandu has sent a letter to UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal seeking their personal intervention in giving justice to the victim. The youth has been identified as Tage Dule and the incident took place on the night of August 2 and 3 while he was travelling from Delhi to Itanagar in Arunachal Express, the CM stated in his letter. He demanded arrest of the culprits responsible and to award exemplary punishment. Khandu said that the youth, who hails from Ziro Valley, was thrown out of the train by miscreants in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh and later succumbed to his injuries at Shyama Prasad Civil Hospital in Lucknow on August 6. “I am given to understand that in his dying statement given to UP Police from the hospital bed, he disclosed the atrocities inflicted on him by unknown miscreants in the train and was finally pushed out of the train. ,” Khandu wrote. Terming the incident as barbaric and heartbreaking, the CM, on behalf of the state people, sought immediate probe into the whole incident and stringent action as per law.

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Meghalaya mulls Assam-like NRC

KSU activists check tourist vehicles at Pahammawlein in Ri Bhoi. (File photo)

Guwahati, Aug 12 (Agencies): Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said his Government will examine the demands for update of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the hill State along the lines of the one in Assam. A report appearing in the The Telegraph quoted Conrad as saying in Guwahati on Saturday, “There have been demands for NRC update in Meghalaya; but whether it will be done or not our Government and the Cabinet will have to examine in detail,” Conrad, who helms the National People’s Party (NPP)-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance Government, said here on Saturday. “Protecting rights of the indigenous people is our topmost priority. But what mechanism has to be adopted and how it is to be done will have to be discussed and debated,” the Chief Minister said. The report also stated Conrad as saying that the entire NRC update exercise was a “complex issue and all pros and cons would have to be weighed before

taking a final call”. The influential Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) had demanded an NRC exercise in Meghalaya like it is being done in Assam. The KSU had met the Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on August 1 last and submitted a petition through him to the Chief Minister, seeking an NRC update in Meghalaya. The demand for an NRC exercise was raised in Meghalaya in the wake of publication of the final draft of the NRC in Assam on July 30 in which names of over 40 lakh people were not included. The KSU also demanded that 1971 be made the “cut-off year for carrying out NRC update in Meghalaya to segregate genuine and nongenuine citizens”. Apart from the KSU, chairman of the Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya John F Kharshiing had sent a memorandum to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to extend protocols, similar to the Assam Accord, to Meghalaya and update the

NRC to weed out illegal migrants. On reports about harassment of people from Assam entering Meghalaya following publication of the complete draft of the NRC, Conrad said some NGOs had set up check points in areas bordering Assam to prevent entry of suspected illegal migrants. “The issue has been resolved after we told the NGOs that the Government will take all necessary steps (to prevent entry of suspected illegal migrants from Assam). There has been concern in Meghalaya about the NRC update in Assam and its ramification on our state. The idea is not to harass people but being careful and on alert,” Conrad said. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had spoken to Conrad recently over phone and requested him to ensure smooth movement of people and vehicles from Assam to Meghalaya. Meghalaya has tightened vigil along its boundary with Assam and there were reports about police, administration and NGOs stopping people from Assam who did not possess any document, from entering Meghalaya. There had also been demands for introducing inner-line permit (ILP) system in Meghalaya to prevent entry of illegal migrants. The ILP is an official travel document issued by the Centre to allow travel of an Indian citizen into some States and Union Territories, including Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland, for a limited period.

Orgs oppose ST (H) status for Bodos Campaign for Manipuris killed by Army gains momentum

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DIPHU, AUG 12: The Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC), Karbi Students’ Association (KSA) and the Karbi Nimso Chingthur Asong (KNCA) have opposed the alleged move granting Scheduled Tribe (Hills) status to the Bodo community domiciled in Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hill districts. The regional party and its fraternal organizations, through a press statement issued on Saturday stated that they were opposing the move because it was prejudicial. The party stated that ST (H) status is normally granted to backward tribes like Karbi, Dimasa and others who are nor advanced socio-politically and economically. “There is no justification in the decision

Security beefed up in Tripura Agartala, Aug 12 (Agencies): Tripura is all geared up to celebrate the 72ndIndependence Day in a peaceful manner with elaborate security arrangements in place across the State. As part of security arrangements, all interior police stations are conducting raids in those areas which were once infested with militants. Search operations have also been intensified in some specific areas of the State during the past few days. All the urban police stations of the State have also been conducting search operations in all busy market places, rail stations and entire stretch of railway tracks in Tripura, bus stands, airport and hotels. Dog and bomb squads have been pressed into service to thwart any subversive activities in the run-up to the Independence Day celebrations. Patrolling along the long stretch of international border with Bangladesh has also been intensified by BSF jawans. K Y M C

to confer ST (H) status to the Bodos who are already advanced plain tribes,” the organisations stated. The release stated that the Karbis, Dimasas and other hill tribes were given ST (H) status considering their historical background. “It is totally wrong to confer ST (H) status to Bodos without a proper and deep assessment of their political and historical background. Anthropologically also it is not correct to confer ST (H) status to the Bodos as they are predominantly of plain. The Bodos came to Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills very recently and are not at all connected with the hill districts during the making of the whole process of the Sixth Schedule,” the release stated. “We would like to affirm that the Sixth Schedule

is a constitutional machinery to deal exclusively for the hill tribes and not anybody else, for this matter even granting of Sixth Schedule to the plain tribes is political and historically not proper. The government too had never consulted the people of the hill while including Clause 8 in the Bodo’s Accord. Clause 8 must, therefore, be erased from the Bodo accord once and for all,” claimed ASDC and its associated organizations. ASDC has insisted that Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council authority, all MLAs, MP of Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills to urge both the Central and State government to stop the process of granting ST (H) status to the Bodos failing which there will be wide spread political, social and economic ramification.

Arunachal political scenario pains Naga Hoho D imap u r , Au g 1 2 (NPN): Naga Hoho has Sunday expressed regret at the present political scenario currently encountered by the Nagas in Arunachal Pradesh created by different Indian agencies. Recently, Arunachal Naga students’ Federation (ANSF) organized a public consultation programme to elucidate the issue of IndoNaga peace talk vis-à-vis the recognition of unique identity of the Nagas for Naga people living in Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL). However, the meeting at Deomali on August 9 could not be held due to warning letter served to the ANSF leaders by Eastern Naga National Government and various agencies that have been working against the interest of the Nagas to sabotage such programme, Communication Cell of Naga Hoho stated in a press statement. While expressing regret that the initiatives and efforts of ANSF for the wellbeing of TCL areas in particular and the Nagas in

general have been discouraged and subdued many a times, Naga Hoho stated, “However, we cannot blame the GoI entirely as many of our own people are found to be working for petty personal interest leaving aside the Naga national interest.” While stating that a crucial time has come for the Nagas to take a stand and decide what is best option for the Nagas, the Hoho stated, “Under the circumstances, we fervently appeal to the Naga people in TCL areas to lend fullest support to ANSF and the TCL people’s Forum as they are fostering for a brighter future.” It also reminded that the Naga political groups who are working in Arunachal “may have to strategize with renewed vision towards bringing the people together and to make them understand the essence of our inherent political rights for self determination.” The Hoho also assured that it is ever ready and shall always facilitate towards the struggling leaders of ANSF and TCL people.

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IMPHAL, AUG 12: The demand for justice for five persons from Manipur (including a PLA leader) missing after the Indian Army picked them up from Dimapur in Nagaland between 2010 and 2011, is gaining momentum in Imphal. In an affidavit filed in the High Court of Manipur r e c e n t l y, L i e u t e n a n t Colonel Dharamvir Singh of the Indian Army’s 3 Corps Intelligence and Surveillance Unit alleged that the five Manipuris had been murdered in cold-blood by a team of the Indian Army’s 3 Corps Intelligence Unit stationed in Dimapur. As per the affidavit, it was alleged that a PLA militant and the then

Wild elephant dies of electrocution in Garo Hills Tura, Aug 12 (Agencies): In yet another incident of tragic fallout of man-elephant conflict, a wild pachyderm lost its life in the Garo Hills region of Meghalaya. An adult male elephant moving through Baghmara reserve forest was electrocuted early Saturday morning after coming in contact with a powerful 11 Kilo Watt transmission line that was passing through the reserve area. The male wild jumbo came in contact with the power line passing through the forests, at around 3:30 am, at a place called Bhawanipur, 6 kms from Baghmara, on the road towards Rongara. The electric power transmission line passing through the forest region gives electricity to the Rangasora village area. The elephant bore cuts and sores in some parts of its body, suggesting that it may have tried to scratch itself to a fallen tree that had touched the power line.

assistant publicity officer of the outfit G Jiteshwar Sharma alias Gypsy and a friend were picked up from a rented room near SM College in Dimapur and killed in August 2010. Their bodies were buried behind the unit mess and few unit persons know the exact location. The officer further claimed that on March 10, 2010, three Manipuri youth identified as Phijam Naobi, RK Ronel and Th. Prem were abducted from a rented house in Dimapur by 3 Corps Intelligence Unit and killed behind the mess hall. Their bodies were later recovered from Lakhijan area under Bokajan police station in Karbi Anglong of Assam on March 17, 2010. In a similar incident,

the affidavit claimed, another Manipuri student, Thangjam Satish, who then studied at ST Dominic College, and his friend were picked up from Shillong by the same team on February 5, 2010 and both were killed in the jungles of Masimpur. Since media in Imphal and aboard reported about the affidavit, families, relatives and communities of the deceased persons have been carrying out various forms of protests demanding justice and the formation of a joint action committee (JAC). Various civil society organizations, particularly women based bodies, were also extending support to the demand. Furthering the protest, sit-in-protests were

staged Sunday in Imphal’s Khoyathong Bazar and Bishnupur district’s Kumbi Bazar under the joint aegis of the JAC and women bodies. The protests demanded enquiries into the alleged murder of the individuals and wanted befitting punishment for the personnel of the 3 Corps Intelligence and Surveillance Unit. W h i l e a l s o demanding the corpses of the two missing persons, they pressed the state government to take up necessary steps to hand over the cases to an independent enquiry agency like the CBI or instituting a special investigation team. Protestors held placards with slogans l i k e “ Re m ove I n d i a n

from Manipur”, “We want justice,” “We denounce cold blooded murder,” “Handover mortal remains of Jugeshwor and Satish,” etc. Talking to reporters at the protest site at Khoyathong, president of Poirei Leimarol Meira Paibi Lup Longjam, Memchoubi Devi said that legal action should be initiated against the Army personnel involved i n t h e m u r d e r, a f t e r an investigation by an independent agency. Central government, Union home ministry and state government should not allow concealing such extra-judicial killings, she said. She further demanded repeal of the black laws like Armed Forces (Special) Power Act and others.

Anthropogenic factors causing landslides in Mnp

Landslides triggered by heavy rain in three different places in Manipur’s Tamenglong district.

NEW DELHI, Aug 12 (PTI): Every year, during monsoon, landslides claim a number of lives and cause huge damage to property across the country, especially in the hilly region, and this time it was no different. Recently, landslides in rain-battered Kerala left a trail of destruction, while in Manipur, a massive landslip killed nine people last month. The northeastern state has witnessed six major landslides since May.

Specifically for Manipur, the environment ministry has indicated that most landslides in the state were “anthropogenically” induced and were caused due to a host of reasons, including modification of slopes for construction and widening of roads. Experts stressed that there was an urgent need to clearly classify highlandslide prone regions and to update the reviews every decade. Manipur witnessed six

massive landslides in 2018, three in 2017, one in 2015 and four in 2010, according to the data provided by the ministry for the state. Triggered by heavy rains, a massive landslide claimed nine lives in Manipur’s Tamenglong district on July 11. “Landslides in environmentally sensitive hilly areas of Manipur occur frequently during monsoon in the state. “Studies have indicated that landslides in Manipur are mostly anthropogenically induced, caused as a result of modification of slopes for construction, widening of road, quarrying for the construction materials, fragile lithology, complex geological structures and heavy rainfall,” minister of state for environment Mahesh Sharma said in the Rajya Sabha on August 6. The weathered sedimentary (shale) rocks of Disang formation and thick loose overburden deposits on valley dipping slopes are most vulnerable for landslides in Manipur, he said in a written reply. The six massive land-

slides in Manipur this year occurred in Tamenglong in July, on NH-102 in East Imphal, NH 37 in Noney district, NH-102A in Ukhrul district and NH-37 in Noney district in June and on NH-37 near Makru bridge in Tamenglong district in May, according to the ministry’s data. Experts also stressed on the need to understand that deforestation, blasting, tunnelling and encroachments on drainage systems among others increase the potential for landslides. In his reply, Sharma had also said that the government promotes and supports research studies relating to landslides with remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS)-based mapping for proper management of landslide-sensitive zones. He pointed out that GSI was actively engaged in carrying out landslide inventory mapping, national landslide susceptibility mapping (NLSM) on a 1:50,000 scale and 1:5,000 scale, and site specific study of a landslide, including monitoring, to minimize environmental degradation. K Y M C


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Kerala situation very serious: Rajnath

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (Inset) conducts an aerial survey of floodaffected areas of Kerala on Sunday. An aerial view of Aluva town following a flash flood after heavy rain, in Kochi on Sunday. (PTI)

support to the state in all respects,” Rajnath Singh told the inmates of a relief camp near Kochi. Vijayan said the affected persons need not worry as the state government will do everything to ensure them relief. “Every loss that has been suffered will be addressed, including loss of houses, other properties and crops. Once you return to your homes, you will face a lot of problems. Necessary steps will be taken to clean up your homes,” Vijayan said. On the other hand, officials in Ernakulam and Thrissur said on Sunday that

the flood situation was under control even as parts of both districts still remained submerged. The Periyar river water level had come down to enable some of the affected persons to return home, they said. Idukki district, which recorded 90mm rainfall over 24 hours till Saturday morning, witnessed lesser rainfall at 40mm on Sunday morning, weather officials said. Water level in Idukki dam had decreased by three feet in the past 48 hours to stand at 2,398.66 feet on Sunday even though rain was recorded at a few places in and around the

TN CM Palaniswami chairs meeting on Sterlite issue

Jhaveri sworn in as Orissa HC Chief Justice

Kochi/Idukki, Aug 12 (IANS): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday described the situation in the flood-affected areas of Kerala as “very serious” and assured the state of all possible help from the Centre. Rajnath Singh, who arrived here on Sunday afternoon, made the statement after an aerial survey of Idukki and Ernakulam districts. He was accompanied by Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan during the “The situation is very serious in Kerala. The Centre will extend all necessary

C h e nna i , Au g 1 2 (IANS): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday chaired a meeting of ministers and officials to discuss the next course of action in the Sterlite copper smelter plant closure issue. In a statement issued here, the government said that Palaniswami chaired a meeting of ministers and officials to decide on the next course of action after the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) orders on the case filed by Vedanta Ltd that owns the Sterlite copper smelter plant in Tuticorin, around 650 km from here. The NGT on August 9 ordered access to the company officials to the administrative blocks located in the plant premises. A couple of months

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back, the state government had ordered the closure of the copper smelter plant following protests and the death of 13 persons in police firing on May 22 in Tuticorin. The state government release is silent on the next course of action on the NGT order, particularly on the issue of filing an appeal in the Supreme Court.

C u t tac k , Au g 1 2 (IANS): Justice Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaveri was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court here on Sunday. Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal administered the oath at a ceremony held in the Orissa High Court. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other senior officials were present. Justice Jhaveri was appointed to the post following the elevation of Justice Vineet Saran as a Supreme Court judge along with Justice K.M. Joseph and Justice Indira Banerjee. Prior to this, Justice Jhaveri was a Judge at the Rajasthan High Court. Justice Jhaveri was elevated as a Gujarat High Court Judge in March 2004 and confirmed as a permanent Judge in June 2005. He was then transferred to the Rajasthan High Court in August 2016.

dam area during the day. The situation in the hilly district of Wayanad -- which saw destruction to crops and properties -- looked grim on Sunday as intermittent heavy rains pounded the area, forcing authorities to ask those lodged in relief camps to stay back due to possibilities of landslides. Idukki district authorities said that the decision to close down all five dam floodgates, opened after a downpour, will be taken on the basis of rainfall witnessed in the coming days. Power Minister M.M. Mani said the closing of dam sluices will be taken after detailed discussions with officials concerned. The Army’s ‘Operation Sahyog’ continued in Kerala, with two Army columns undertaking relief and rescue operations in rain-battered areas of Aluva in Ernakulam district, and one column in Adimali in Idukki district. A team of approximately 80 personnel of Madras Regiment from Pangode Military Station in the state capital completed a makeshift bridge in the Virinjapara-Mankulam area in Idukki district, since a concrete bridge there had been washed away in the floods. The temporary bridge restored road connectivity to around 800 families living in the area.

State seeks Rs 8,316 cr for relief

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday submitted a memorandum to the visiting Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking Rs 8,316 crore as a special package for dealing with the situation arising from unprecedented floods following heavy monsoon rains. The central minister had earlier conducted an aerial survey of the flood ravaged Idukki and Ernakulam districts. “As it requires more time to make a detailed assessment of the damage that has been caused, we require an immediate assistance of Rs 1,220 crore from the National Disaster Relief Fund,” said Vijayan’s memorandum. The Chief Minister has pointed out that this round of calamity comes close on the heels of the damages that was caused due to the heavy rains last month and for that a sum of Rs 820 crore was already cleared by the central team. “...taking into the grievous situation now prevailing, there should be a more liberal approach when deciding the rates of compensation,” added Vijayan. The memorandum states that since Thursday till Sunday 37 people died while five others have been reported missing.

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Deaf-mute woman alleges rape in MP Indore, Aug 12 (PTI/ AGENCIES): One more hearing-and-speech impaired tribal woman in Madhya Pradesh has lodged a police complaint against the director of a hostel in Bhopal for allegedly raping her after showing pornographic material to her. A case was registered here last night against Ashwini Sharma, the hostel’s director, on the basis of the complaint filed by the 23year-old woman, a native of Dhar district, Indore’s Hira Nagar police station in-charge Mahendra Singh Bhadauria said today. The victim, in her complaint, has accused Sharma of raping her after showing pornographic material to her, the official said, but did not divulge any further details. The alleged incident occurred between December 2017 and February 2018, when the woman was staying in Sharma’s hostel in Bhopal for her studies, Bhadauria said. Based on her complaint, a case was registered under IPC sections 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural offence) and the relevant provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The case diary was being transferred to the Bhopal Police for further investigation, Bhadauria said. Sharma was arrested in Bhopal on August 8 after another 20-year-old deafand-mute woman lodged a police complaint, accusing

Ashwini Sharma, the accused in Bhopal hostel rape case.

him of repeatedly raping her during her stay in the hostel over the last three years. So far, four FIRs have been lodged by the police on the basis of separate complaints from four deaf-andmute women, including two sisters, accusing Sharma of sexually exploiting them. The police had earlier said the accused used to run a hostel for hearingand-speech impaired people in the Awadhpuri area of Bhopal.

Rape accused is RSS man, alleges Cong

The opposition Congress has claimed that a director of a hostel, who has been arrested for allegedly raping a deaf and mute tribal girl and molesting two others, is an “activist of the RSS” and “enjoys the blessings” of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Ashwini Sharma, the director of a hostel for deaf and mute persons located

in the Awadhpuri area of Bhopal, was arrested on Wednesday on the basis of a police complaint filed by an inmate, who accused him of repeatedly raping her during her stay in the hostel over the last three years. Two more girls, who had previously stayed in the hostel, also filed a case of molestation against the accused on Thursday, following which the police slapped charges under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act as well since one of them was a minor when the alleged incident took place in 2017. “Ashwini Sharma is an activist of the RSS and he enjoys Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s blessings,” Madhya Pradesh Congress’s chief spokesperson Shobha Oza said. She also released a video, in which Sharma is seen standing close to Chouhan and touching the latter’s feet. Oza alleged that Sharma’s Facebook account was deleted to hide his connection with BJP leaders. She accused Chouhan of “hypocrisy”, saying while the chief minister described himself as the “mama” (maternal uncle) of the girls of the state, he was blessing those accused of rape. While the police had yesterday announced the setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the case, Oza said the Congress did not have “faith” in it.

India to launch 2 space missions every month Burning of Constitution’s copy; Sisodia slams centre

Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS): India is ready to launch two space missions every month, with 31 launches slated to take place over the coming 16 months, a top official said on Sunday. “The space agency has a tight schedule ahead, as we are targeting nine launches over the next five months and 22 missions from February to December in 2019, aiming at two per month,” the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan told reporters here. In all, ISRO is looking at 31 space missions in a span of 16 months starting September 2018 to December next year. “We have also identified 50 satellites that will be launched over the coming three years,” Sivan said on the sidelines of an event here to unveil a statue (bust) of the father of India’s space

programme, Vikram Sarabhai, on his 99th birth anniversary. The next mission by ISRO will launch two commercial satellites from Britain in September onboard Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-42 rocket. Among the key missions in the coming few months are the launches of GSAT-29 onboard Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk 3 D2 in October to facilitate internet to rural India, GSAT-11 on November 30 onboard Arianespace space agency’s rocket from French Guiana on the north Atlantic coast of South America. The space agency will be attempting its second lunar mission, “Chandrayaan-2”, on January 3, after its first mission a decade ago in 2008. Advanced satellites which can perform earth observation, ocean mapping

etc will be launched over the coming year, Sivan said. “We have also scheduled the launch of GSAT20 in August next year, which along with the three other satellites, will help in expanding 100 Gbps (Giga bytes per second) of internet connectivity to rural India,” he added. In a first-of-its-kind initiative, ISRO will also be conducting a test flight in May-June next year of its new rocket, Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV). With a cost one-tenth of that of a PSLV, and with a length of 34m, SSLV will be used to launch smaller satellites that weigh between 500-700kg. “It will be an on-demand launcher, requiring minimum infrastructure, and can be readied for launch within 72 hours, as against a PSLV rocket which requires 45-60 days before the launch,” Sivan added.

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS): Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday said that the burning of a copy of the Constitution of India here was done at the behest of those in power at the Centre. In a tweet in Hindi, the senior Aam Aadmi Party leader said: “The copy of the Constitution burnt at a place (Jantar Mantar) that is used as a platform by the people to raise their voices to protect the Constitution. Those involved in the crime are moving freely. The message is clear -- the incident took place on the instructions of those in power at the Centre.” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called the Thursday’s incident “shocking”. “Absolutely shocking that the Constitution of India is burnt at the Jantar

Manish Sisodia (file)

Mantar in police presence and no action is taken. Is the BJP government in collusion?” Kejriwal tweeted. In a video clipping of the incident, members of a group are seen protesting on the Parliament Street here during which they burned the copy of the Constitution and raised slogans against Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar, considered the Father of the Indian Constitution, and certain communities.


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hy the staggering Rs.58,000 crore Rafale deal has been relegated to the inside pages by the India print media and ignored by the electronic media is baffling. The Congress has been accusing massive irregularities in the Rafale deal, alleging that the Modi 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 Congress raised the issue in parliament and also demanded a joint parliamentary probe but which was rejected by the government on the specious plea of being under a ‘confidential’ clause. The issue was then picked up by two senior professionals turned politicians and former BJP ministersYashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie and noted legal luminary Prashant Bhushan. In their lengthy press interview, the trio had effectively dismantled the government’s argument point by point. Unfortunately, except for a newspaper in Kolkata and a television channel in Delhi, the rest of the Indian mainstream media relegated the issue to the inside pages of newspapers while television channels ignored it completely. The two BJP ministers have described the alleged scam as a “textbook case of criminal misconduct” more staggering than the Rs.1437 crore Bofors gun deal. It may be recalled that during UPA government, the French had agreed to sell the Rafale jet to India @ Rs.526 crore for 126 jets involving a total of Rs.66,276 crore. After BJP came to power, the prime minister Narendra Modi agreed to hike up the cost of each Rafale jet to Rs.1600 crore and also slashed the quantity from 126 to 36 jets. As per the cost analysis, it means that in total, the nation has incurred a loss of Rs.39,064 crore by buying only 36 instead of 126 Rafale jet planes. Definitely, this difference of Rs.39,064 crore as pointed out by the former BJP ministers demands explanation as it necessitates a thorough probe. It is also interesting to note the following issues from the Rafale deal signed by the Modi government: (a)The number of aircraft was reduced from 126 to 36 unilaterally by the prime minister;(b) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), which has experience in building defence equipment, was removed and Reliance was introduced as the offset partner, in spite of having no experience;(c) At the time when it signed the Rafale deal, Reliance Defence, a year-old company, had huge debts and accumulated losses and (d) The price of each aircraft has gone up from Rs 526 crore to Rs 1,660 crore. 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. The specious plea made by the government that it cannot reveal the facts of the deal because of a ‘confidential’ clause signed with the French, makes the entire deal even more blatantly dubious. Such ‘confidential clauses’ are meaningless since details of military hardware are available in the market in the west. Nobody is asking for specific military details but on why the cost was hiked and the justifications. The only way to settle the issue is to seek probe by JPC or CBI. In all this, the Indian media has discredited itself by reversing its role from watchdog to lapdog.

DailyDevotion The Theology of Resting in God

Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? —Matthew 8:26 When we are afraid, the least we can do is pray to God. But our Lord has a right to expect that those who name His name have an underlying confidence in Him. God expects His children to be so confident in Him that in any crisis they are the ones who are reliable. Yet our trust is only in God up to a certain point, then we turn back to the elementary panic-stricken prayers of those people who do not even know God. We come to our wits’ end, showing that we don’t have even the slightest amount of confidence in Him or in His sovereign control of the world. To us He seems to be asleep, and we can see nothing but giant, breaking waves on the sea ahead of us. “…O you of little faith!” What a stinging pain must have shot through the disciples as they surely thought to themselves, “We missed the mark again!” And what a sharp pain will go through us when we suddenly realize that we could have produced complete and utter joy in the heart of Jesus by remaining absolutely confident in Him, in spite of what we were facing. There are times when there is no storm or crisis in our lives, and we do all that is humanly possible. But it is when a crisis arises that we instantly reveal upon whom we rely. If we have been learning to worship God and to place our trust in Him, the crisis will reveal that we can go to the point of breaking, yet without breaking our confidence in Him. We have been talking quite a lot about sanctification, but what will be the result in our lives? It will be expressed in our lives as a peaceful resting in God, which means a total oneness with Him. And this oneness will make us not only blameless in His sight, but also a profound joy to Him.

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If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future. ~ Winston Churchill

Nagaland Post, Dimapur MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2018

Growth path correct says IMF, India dithers on ‘reforms’ to unrest

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he International Monetary Fund has lauded India for recovering from disruptions caused by teething troubles of GST and some other activities. The IMF projected a growth rate of 7.3 percent in 2018 and 7.5 percent in 2019 making it the fastest growing among major economies. The latest projection is slightly less – 0.1 percent in the current fiscal and 0.3 percent in 2019 – than its April projections. But it is way ahead of the projections of 6.7 percent made in 2017. As one of the world’s fastest growing economies, accounting for about 15 percent of global growth, India’s economy has helped millions out of poverty and help boost global growth. A major benefit for India is its young population who would continue to lead its growth for the next three decades, till 2050, when working age population is projected to decline. The finance ministry, however, has reservations on some of its prescriptions. A critical suggestion is to cut subsidies at 0.5 percent for the next four years with a 0.3 percent cut in fertilizer subsidies, elimination of fuel subsidies, some more

cut in food subsidies. It has called for further “reforms” and continued measures to raise tax collections to help fiscal consolidations. Such fiscal consolidation is possible only if there is substantial rise in tax-to-GDP ratio. The IMF prescription certainly does not suit a country which has one of the highest tax rates despite GST. The central government wants to include petrol, diesel and other fuels under GST. Being a politically sensitive issue, as the states do not want any further cut in their revenue realizations, this does not seem feasible now. The centre itself has increased fuel cess to 8 percent from 2 percent to negate the impact of subsuming excise in GST. Various kinds of other kinds of taxes including tolls on highways, cities and village panchayats and continuing state excise under different names is adding to the tax burden. The IMF suggestions are not taking the issue of rural distress, agrarian crisis and various social unrests, like the farmers’ or protests by groups which were considered well-off and influential like the Marathas, Jats, Patidars and others. The finance ministry

apparently differs with IMF on reduction of debt level to 60 percent of GDP by 2022-23, an essential for increasing government funded development. The government in the budget 201819 has said that it would achieve the target with a two-year delay in 2024-25. The ministry wants to delay such fiscal consolidation. India has a fast-paced growth. But there are groups within like the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, which is voShivaji cal, and others which are professing balanced inclusive growth for benefit to the marginalized. Such groups also still have conservative approach on FDI and are not happy at creations of monopolies like the recent merger of Walmart and Flipkart. The income tax department is happy at such developments as it is to accrue substantial capital gains tax. The department is not bothered about its impact in the retail market, which the parliamentary standing committee on commerce has noted. Various subsidy cuts have made fuels expensive, rise in railway and transport fares and many other services. This has led to an

inflation rising to 5 percent beyond the tolerable limit of Reserve Bank. These are politically sensitive issues. The global trade war is also hitting current account deficit – higher import bill. The standing committee on commerce on July 26 notes that anti-dumping problem against China “runs deep and the industries affected are not able to reach directorate general of antidumping & allied duties (DGAD) Sarkar on account of high cost involved in moving the applications”. The anti-dumping measures also suffer from lax implementation, underinvoicing, misclassification and routing goods through least developed countries (LDCs). It also notes that delays in quality control orders (QCO) helps China monopolise dumping of its low quality goods. Even ease-of-doing business is helping China and hitting Indian manufacturing. The committee has called for changes in Customs Act and other prudent steps to help Indian manufacturers. Something the IMF does not want. If India adheres to its internal assessments it

would be contrary to IMF prescriptions. The task is complex. The government has increased minimum support prices for many crops. The World Bank and WTO unfortunately consider it subsidy. Despite anti-dumping duties on Chinese goods, these continue to flood the market. Rising global fuel prices and weakening currency is making it difficult for government to keep the discontent under check. The US sanctions on Iran is also causing problem. It is being viewed as a measure to boost the sales of US shale oil and weakening of Asian economies. The unipolar world has its problems, which countries like India are finding difficult to match with. India is concerned at such actions as ultimately it hits the employment figures, an issue that is socially and politically sensitive. If IMF suggestions are implemented it would not be comfortable. A straight rejection is also not prudent. The gover nment is virtually facing a critical situation. It has to boost economic activities and take anti-dumping and restrictive measures without letting

it look like that. It has to strengthen rupee, cut on its fuel import bill. It is also under pressure to increase the threshold limit for taxing income in tune with rising inflation. India has a problem that rising inflation and high taxes are constricting purchasing power of the people. The IMF has no suggestion on these issues. The economy cannot be only about fiscal consolidation and higher taxes – a sure prescription for social unrest. The IMF projection about India accounting for 15 percent of global growth is good news. India has the capability to attain it. It can, however, not ignore other issues like growth for all of its people and its reflection in the happiness index. India is for a balanced growth. It has taken the right step in not following IMF prescriptions blindly. It has to reduce tax burden on its people, ease investment climate, increase exports and lead access to the world market – an effort that is being helped by whirlwind tours of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and now President Ram Nath Kovind.

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Are Nagas scheduled caste?

t appears an All-Party Parliamentarian Conference “on Christians From Scheduled Caste Background”, is going to be held in New Delhi soon. The phrase “Christians From Scheduled Caste Background’ is in capitals in all the beginning letters of the words whether Noun or Conjunction or an Adjectives. This is an elite expression to beautify “Scheduled Caste”. Simply expressed, the whole expression means scheduled Caste Christians or Christians of scheduled Caste. Nagas are neither Scheduled Caste nor Christians From Scheduled Caste Background. There are no Naga “Christians From Schedule Caste Background”. The Naga never had any historical connections with the Hindu Caste System of high and low Castes. Nagas donot know Caste, their society is not organized Caste base. There is a Naga Tribe in Manipur some of who were pressed and subjected into works of cleaning and transporting ‘night soil’ in the ancient Kingdom of Manipur. However, the Tribe never had Caste System in their Society. Having said whatever is said, the participation of an MLA from Nagaland in a Conference of Members of the Parliament for discussion on, “Christians From Schedule Caste Background”, is highly impertinent and odd for two reasons. Firstly, in a Conference of Parliamentarians, a Member of Legislative Assembly of a State is not qualified to participate. He simply does not have the qualification of an MP. He will be present in the Conference

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simply as a specimen of Christian From Schedule Caste Background from Nagaland, whereas a Naga is never a Scheduled Caste Christian. Secondly, the glowing President of the BJP Party in the Nagaland, will further darken the image of the Christian State. The sacred Nymphaea flower Nelumbo (Lotus), the Party Symbol of the BJP is an aquatic plant of the hot plains and not of the temperate hills and mountains of the Northeast; the BJP is trying hard to introduce their flower in the Hills of the Northeast. The earnest Bosses in the BJP Party with connections from their gravitational Centre of the RSS want to show to all the Members of the Parliament and the whole World that Christian Nagaland in the Northeast is not opposed to the Saffron Party. This is a very subtle strategy of using Religion for Politics. It is like false Prophets teaching propriety from the mouth, not out of inspiration from God. False Prophets in the ancient were found in the King’s table or near about it and in Nagaland today the prophets peace are found in respectable distance from the centers of power and near persons of means. They would do almost anything to please their mentors. The Chief Minister and the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly are two of the best Christians in Nagaland, and it is highly unexpected of them to send a BJP functionary to represent Nagaland in a Conference of Parliamentarians, on discussion of Christians from Scheduled Caste background. The selection of a Sumo wrestler-looking BJP President

from a packed House of highly qualified Christians MLAs in the Assembly, to represent Nagaland betrays the casual treatment of the Christian Religion. It is unfortunate our leaders take Religion casually for their agendas. We cannot find out who is Holier than thou, in the society. There are good and bad Christians in Nagaland, but whether bad or good, Nagaland is Christian and the people counts themselves children of God; the BJP President is a highly impertinent specimen of Christian Nagaland in a conference for Christians. The Christians of Nagaland would plead with the decision makers not take Christianity in Nagaland lightly for granted. History of the workings of God reveals, more often than not, God’s action comes out of the “remnants” of his people more often than from the Host. God may act the same in the Naga. Nobody needs worry too much about Nagaland of today; God is looking at the people, and Nagaland would surely get up to a vibrant society sooner perhaps than latter. However, this generation of the Naga, good or bad Christian, need to save the Naga Society from infection with the insufferable Curse of Caste System of the Hindus. The Naga is no “Christians From Schedule Caste Background”; the Naga is ‘Christian from Head Hunting Background’ now hunting for friendship, democracy, peace and development, not the least, for the Souls in the Hindus in the Indian Society also. Thepfulhouvi Solo

Left-hander’s day: celebrating uniqueness and difference

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nternational Left-Hander’s Day observe every year on August 13 to promote awareness of the inconveniences faced by left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world. Roughly ten percent of the world’s population are left handed people who in today’s society adapt to use tools and objects made for righties. The inventors apparently made those things forgetting the fact that not all people in this world are right-handed. One may look at right-handers and lefties as more-or-less the same, but left-handed people still face problems on a daily basis. The plight of lefties’ struggle living in a world of righthanded majority is real. Lefties most oftenly experience worse time in schools as most desks are biased toward right-handed people forcing lefties to contort themselves uncomfortably, suffer neck cramps to take note in their left-to-right writing in awkward position. Another place where lefties encounter problems is that when the meal begins, sometimes unconsciously drink someone else’s drink that served for those seated on his left side which makes his meal time embarrassing. Zippers of a trouser are placed for the easy convenience of righthanded folks by placing the covering fabric in zippers on the left hand side. Lefties finds hard to find musical instruments designed for them as most instruments are designed to favour the right handed individuals. Left-handed people need to request for a customized one to suit their needs. Medical equipments and tools most if not all, have designed with right-handers in mind making life difficult to use for those in this profession.. Tape measures indicate number unfavourable to the lefties. Lefthanded people are compelled to

Envisioning United States of India

he declaration of the American right to Independence in 1776 by the Americans from the control of the British was a stepping stones manifesting the supreme power of the people and consequently in 1789 by the French revolution and thereby leading to declaring the Rights of men and Citizen on 26 August 1789 sow the seeds firmly that the power and mandate of the people is final authoritative in deciding the future for the people as the desired it to be, the will of the people is the final and nothing could come before it or after. In the words of Ronen, minority should not be forced to live under any sovereignty under which it does not wish to live but rather to give

them a fair chance to decide whether to inhibit in the existing sovereign state or independent themselves and thus in the case of Nagaland, the Naga people have clearly gave an answer that they do not wish to continue to live under the existing sovereign state of India ever since the inception of the Naga Club and it is not a sudden state of word developed but an answer which they have already given to British leading to the submission of memorandum to the British Simon Commission delegates in 1929, in 1946 NCC through Sakhrie despatched a letter to Jawaharla Nehru, to the cabinet mission and lord Mount Batten in 1946 and loudly in 1951 plebiscite under A.Z Phizo, then again taking the aspiration for

independence to Gandhiji at his residence on july 1947 where he gave a firm promised for self determination and goes on to say; Nagas has every time to be independent and said, he wlll get the bullet first before any Nagas is shot for the cause of Naga independence, alas ! Nagas didn’t fortunate enough to saw these miraculous words transforming into action when the Hinduva RSS Communalist assassinate the father of the Nation. The desperation of Nagas for self determination to an evaporating point when all moderate talks, appeals, petition were all ignored and denied and the patience of the Nagas were tested beyond tolerance, thus were forced to chose an alternative path of rebellion finally took up

arms to battle in 1956 at NEFA against the forced occupation by India. Nagaland in neither a secession from the existing state nor the demand of the self determination sudden a make up hypothesis. It is a voice of the people from the decades to determine their own way of life, to live as a freeman with a basic human dignity as compatible creatures among the nations of the world. The formation of the Nagaland state was a mistake, a political betrayal, not a choice of will but a conditional compulsion of time, a forced acceptance thrust upon the people. It is like a lion is forced to be silent before the legion of the wolves in a cage. (To be concluded) Hokato Awomi Reader’s note: Articles or letters published in any of the columns do not reflect the view of this

read the numbers upside down if they use it according to how they supposed to use. Again, shooting guns are for the convenience of right handed people and for that matter, mostly, left handed soldiers experience the scary thing of seeing empty shells coming out of the side chamber of the gun flying past his face. We use dao as daily tool yet for lefties, it’s hassle to hone and cut as the design of a dao’s metal blade is such to whet from right side and handle with right-hand but lefties cutting from right side with left hand is so challenging. A new set of problems arises when we use computers as the mouse is set up on the right side. Even if we extend the cable to get it on the left side of the desk, our mouse is still indented for the right hander’s thumb. The world is moving on to the most convenient and easy method of cash withdrawal from the nearest ATM; paying cash slowly becomes a thing of the past. But unfortunately, for the lefties, these ideas are not so friendly since cash dispensing and credit card payment machines are still designed for the dominant righties. Card need to be swiped on the right hand side, causing an awkward situation for the lefty shoppers. As lefties we goes through many difficulties and aggravations that only us can understand; so this day is made specified to tell the world that we are right to be left-handed and how unique and difference we are of being left-handed. We cann’t train ourselves to be right-handed. Though being left-handed is frustrating, the only thing we can do is to power through it all, and be the best lefty we can be. Happy Left-Hander’s Day to all the left-handed folks! Bausha Paüwüng, Longleng

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Responsible leaders

A leader should be highly educated, should avoid gossip, should be innovative, patient and hard work are mandatory. A leader should uplift the society, to work for the welfare, to know the burden of others. Our state has seen the worse but who is to be blamed, it is neither the government nor people but our mindset that has to change. When we talk about our present situation i.e road condition, most of the places are just horrible but especially our capital has been abandoned, let’s not blame one another whether it’s opposition or ruling. This is part of politics but we should unite, share opinion in order to solve the state problem, what are they? In a short, road, student scholarship, unemployment, salary, corruption (money power). If we really want to make our state bright and magnificent then should end these things. In our state, we have very talented and a well-qualified leaders, and very proud to have them. I hope our responsible leaders should be the best at their work. M. Bonglang Phom, Chakhesang Colony Dimapur newspaper nor that of the Editor in any manner.


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Nagaland Post, Dimapur MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2018

Modi govt promoting crony capitalism: Cong

New Delhi, Aug 12 (PTI): Raising the heat on the Modi government over the Rafale jet deal, the Congress today accused it of promoting crony capitalism and its own “self interests” and ignoring national interests. Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government is not answering why Rs 41,205 crore more out of the public money was paid for the Rafale fighters and accused the prime minister of violating the ‘defence procurement procedure’. The opposition party alleged that Reliance Defence was chosen as the local partner for offset contracts worth crores, as per the 2016 annual report of Dassault Aviation and a press statement of Reliance Defence. Reliance Defence and Aerospace, in a statement, said that it or any other Reliance group company has not received any contract from the Defence Ministry till date, relating to the 36 Rafale aircraft.

2 inmates of Patna shelter home die; 2 staff detained

“This is absolutely unfounded and incorrect,” the company said. It also claimed that there is no violation of any rule or preferential treatment to Dassault Reliance Aviation Ltd (DRAL), the joint venture company formed to fulfil the offset contracts in the Rafale deal. The Congress leader, however, accused the prime minister of making the announcement of “off-theshelf ” purchase of 36 fighter jets in Paris at a much higher rate than that negotiated by the UPA government. “Rafale is a scam and the government is in scam. Indians feel deprived while

MLA claims threat to life from Dawood Lu c k n ow, Au g 1 2 (PTI): Claiming threat to his life from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, a BSP MLA from Ballia has lodged a complaint with the police, which are probing the case. “On August 6, I got a text message asking me to check my email. I did not take it seriously then and thought I would check it later, as at that time I was in Delhi. Generally I get emails from youngsters who send their biodata to me, so I thought I would check it sometime later,” MLA Uma Shankar Singh told reporters here today. Singh is an MLA from Rasra in Ballia district. He said two days later he got another message from the same number. “On August 8, I got a message from the same number which read ‘last warning, jeena yaa marna Rs 1 crore’,” he said. “On checking the email, I saw the photograph

MLA Uma Shankar Singh

of Dawood Ibrahim. The email also said ‘Uma Shankar, you are serving the people of Ballia. If you want to continue this, then give Rs 1 crore, else one bullet is enough for you. And we can kill you at any point of time’,” the legislator said. The BSP MLA said, “When I checked the number on the truecaller (a mobile application to detect the person handling a particular mobile number), it was Dawood Ibrahim text group.”

New Delhi, Aug 12 (AGENCIES): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) plans to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in a focused manner, restricting itself to fielding candidates in around 100 seats, primarily in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi among the states in north India. This is in contrast with the 2014 general elections, where the party had fielded over 400 candidates across the country, but managed to win just four seats in Punjab. “The party feels that there is no point fighting in all seats. So, plans are to contest around 80 to 100 seats where we are in a better position to influence the results,” said AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh, who is also the in-charge of party’s Uttar Pradesh and Bihar units. Punjab, Haryana and AAP’s home turf Delhi will be where the party would focus to win maximum seats in 2019, he said. The party will also field candidates for some Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. In Bihar and Uttar Pradesh too, AAP plans to field candidates in some

seats. In Uttar Pradesh, the party is looking to contest in 10 to 15 seats, Singh said. In Delhi, the AAP has announced in-charges for five of the seven Lok Sabha constituencies. They have already actively engaged with local cadre in organising meetings and campaigns there. The fate of two parliamentary constituencies-New Delhi and West Delhi-for which no one was named as in-charge amid rumours of a tie-up with the Congress, is yet to be decided as AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal, during his visit to Haryana recently, ruled out the party’s participation in any alliance. In Punjab, where the AAP managed to win four Lok Sabha seats in the last Lok Sabha elections and is the main opposition in the state Assembly, efforts will be made to enhance the influence of the party, Singh said. “We would like to increase our footprint in Punjab by winning more than four seats, this time,” the AAP leader said, adding the party may also contest in some seats in Gujarat where the organisation is strong.

President gives assent to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act New Delhi, Aug 12 (PTI): President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018, that provides for stringent punishment, including death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years. The amendment replaces the criminal law amendment ordinance promulgated on April 21 after the rape and murder of a minor girl in Kathua and another woman in Unnao. “This Act may be called the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018. It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 21st day of April, 2018,” a gazette notification said. The Act will further amend the Indian Penal Code, Indian Evidence Act, 1872, the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. The President’s assent, given yesterday, came after Parliament approved the amendments to the law last week. The Home Minis try drafted Criminal Law

Ram Nath Kovind (file)

(Amendment) Act stipulates stringent punishment for perpetrators of rape, particularly of girls below 16 and 12 years. Death sentence has been provided for rapists of girls under 12 years. The minimum punishment in case of rape of women has been increased from rigorous imprisonment of seven years to 10 years, extendable to life imprisonment. According to the new law, in case of rape of a girl under 16 years, the minimum punishment has been increased from 10 years to 20 years, extendable to imprisonment for rest of life, which means jail term till

the convicts “natural life”. The punishment for gang rape of a girl below 16 years will invariably be imprisonment for the rest of life of the convict. Stringent punishment for rape of a girl under 12 years has been provided with the minimum jail term being 20 years which may go up to life in prison or death sentence. Gang rape of a girl under 12 years of age will invite punishment of jail term for the rest of life or death, the Act says. The measure also provides for speedy investigations and trial. It has prescribed the time limit for investigation of all cases of rape, saying it has to be mandatorily completed within two months. The deadline for the completion of trial in all rape cases will be two months. A six-month time limit for the disposal of appeals in rape cases has also been prescribed. There will also be no provision for anticipatory bail for a person accused of rape or gang rape of a girl under 16 years.

Somnath on ventilator Muzaffarpur sex scandal: CBI grill prime accused’s son support after heart attack Muzaffarpur (Bihar), Aug 12 (PTI): The CBI today released from its custody Rahul Anand, son of prime accused in shelter home sex scandal Brajesh Thakur. Anand was picked up from his residence last night by a CBI team, which had spent close to 12 hours conducting raids on the premises of the now-sealed shelter home and the office of a Hindi daily “Pratah Kamal”, owned by Thakur’s family. He returned to his residence early this morning after several hours of CBI grilling. The CBI is understood to have been looking at various angles, which include sexual abuse of inmates at the Muzaffarpur shelter home, misuse of public funds allocated to an NGO controlled by Thakur, and

the alleged links of high-profile people with the prime accused. The NGO, Seva Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti, was blacklisted in June, soon after an FIR was lodged by police in the case, subsequent to the exposure of details of sexual abuse of inmates in a social audit report. The audit report by Tata Institute of Social Sciences gave explicit information on the physical exploitation of minor girls at the shelter home. In a raid conducted at the Muzaffarpur jail yesterday, which led to the recovery of several banned items, a piece of paper was seized from Thakur with names and mobile numbers of 40 people. District Magistrate Mohd Sohail said the paper has been handed over to

the Mithanpura police station for investigation and a complaint may be lodged in the matter if it was found that Thakur had been making calls from the jail to any of the numbers mentioned in it. In a related development, an FIR has been lodged at the Mahila Thana in Muzaffarpur town of the district against Shibha Kumari, the wife of a district child protection officer Ravi Roshan, who is among the 10 persons arrested so far in connection with the scandal. Kumari recently caused a flutter by alleging that the husband of former social welfare department minister Manju Verma was a regular visitor at the shelter home and that Roshan was being made a scapegoat to shield some “big fish”.

Kolkata, Aug 12 (PTI): Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee was put on ventilator support today after his condition deteriorated following a heart attack, an official of a private hospital said. Eighty-nine-year-old Chatterjee, who is suffering from a kidney-related ailment, was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday. “He is undergoing dialysis. In such cases it happens at times that the heart stops giving support. Chatterjee suffered a mild heart attack this morning,

but was revived. He is in the ICCU and has been put on ventilation. He is responding to treatment,” a senior hospital official told PTI. Last month, the former speaker had suffered a haemorrhagic stroke. “He has been under treatment for the past 40 days. Chatterjee was discharged from the hospital just for three days after his health showed signs of improvement. However, his condition deteriorated last Tuesday and he had to be hospitalised again,” the official said.

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Patna, Aug 12 (IANS): Two officials of a Patna shelter home were detained on Sunday for questioning after two women inmates died in a hospital, police said. Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said that a Special Investigation Team has been constituted to probe the death of the two ‘Aasra’ inmates, aged 40 and 18, on Friday night at the Patna Medical College and Hospital. The cause of the death was not immediately known. Though shelter home officials said the two died at the hospital, the latter’s officials on Sunday denied it and said that the inmates were “brought dead”. Neither police nor the Bihar Social Welfare Department officials were told about the incident on Friday by the shelter home authorities.

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the BJP ensured that crony capitalism thrived. Instead of protecting India’s interest we have the Modi government protecting its self-interests,” Chaturvedi said in a statement. “The prime minister announced off-the-shelf purchase of 36 Rafale aircraft in Paris on April 10, 2015 for euro 7.5 billion (Rs. 1670.70 crore per aircraft which is Rs. 60,145 crore for 36 aircraft,” Chaturvedi said. India signed an intergovernmental agreement with France in 2015 for 36 Rafale fighter jets in ‘flyaway’ condition. The president of the ruling BJP, Amit Shah, on Friday rejected allegations of corruption in the Rafale deal, saying credence should be given to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s statement instead of others. Shah said Sitharaman has said the base price of Rafale fighters negotiated by the government is less than what was finalised by the previous UPA dispensation.

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Adani gets gas rights for 21 cities; BPCL bags 11 cities

New Delhi, Aug 12 (PTI): Billionaire Gautam Adani’s group has bagged licences to retail gas in 21 cities in the latest city gas distribution bid round that saw state-owned Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd’s unit and Torrent Gas emerging as the other big winners. Adani Gas won rights to retail CNG to automobiles and piped cooking gas to households and industries in 13 cities on its own and another nine, including Allahabad, in joint venture with state-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC), according to results of 78 out of the 86 cities that were bid out in the country’s biggest city gas distribution (CGD) bid round. According to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB), IOC on its own won rights to seven cities, including Coimbatore and Salem in Tamil Nadu and Guna in Madhya Pradesh. Bharat Gas Resources Ltd, a unit of state-owned BPCL, won licence for 11 cities like Amethi and Rai The Department of Agriculture, Nagaland participated in the World Organic Expo Bareli in Uttar Pradesh -2018 at New Delhi from July 27-29 to showcase organic produce/products of and Ahmednagar in Maharashtra, while Torrent Nagaland and to establish marketing linkages.

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in the following year and then jumped to 8.97 percent in March 2018. The outstanding education loan amount at the end of 2017-18 was Rs 71,724.65 crore of which Rs 6,434.62 crore was NPA. In the last financial year, public sector banks (PSBs) disbursed Rs 13,470 crore loan to 7.86 lakh students. As per another set of data, 1.5 lakh students from Tamil Nadu availed education loan last year followed by Kerala (99,314) and Karnataka (90,630). The finance ministry recently informed Parliament that in order to facilitate easy processing and disbursal of loans, Vidya Lakshmi Portal was launched where students can view, apply and track their education loan application. PSBs’ share in total lending by banks to education sector is about 91.5 percent.

faulting on salary payments to its employees, besides grounding a number of aircraft due to payment issues with vendors. The DGCA has also carried out a special audit of Air Deccan and will soon be conducting a similar exercise on Air Odisha, following orders from the aviation

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Technology examined it and said it should not have been done (preponed). They said go back to April 1. Not only that, (GOM Chairman) Sushil Modi said it should be implemented in a staggered manner - give time to both the system as well as the users,” he said. Even before the e-Way Bill, the system was marred with glitches which Kumar attributes to lack of time. “No one can challenge that time was less. There were glitches and staggered delivery of modules and functionalities. That was because of the time constraint and the way the law was drafted and it was made available - the rules and the (return) forms,” he said. The GSTN prepared all its systems based on the draft law but in March last year, the laws were modified. “So we had the law in March. Rules were finalized in April and May. And we had majority of forms in June and July. It’s because of that. No one can be held accountable,” he said.

New Delhi, Aug 12 (PTI): Bad loans in the education sector have shown a rising trend in the past three financial years with NPAs nearing 9 percent of the outstanding by March 2018, according to an official data. While disbursing the loans, banks follow the Indian Banks Association’s (IBA) model education loan scheme, which provides for repayment period of up to 15 years. Under the scheme, there is a provision for one year moratorium on repayment after completion of studies. Besides, there is moratorium on repayment on account of spells of unemployment, under-employment, 2-3 times during the life cycle of the loan period. As per the IBA data, the percentage of NPA to outstanding education loan rose from 7.3 percent in March 2016 to 7.67 percent

Mumbai, Aug 12 (PTI): Aviation regulator DGCA is set to conduct a financial audit of the Naresh Goyalpromoted Jet Airways, amid its fiscal conditions under pressure due to the surging jet fuel prices and low fares, a source said. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has already evaluated the financial health of the national carrier Air India recently, besides conducting a special audit of Air Deccan, the source close to the development said. The financial audit of airlines, which has been conducted in the past too, is done to assess their fiscal health and also ensure that they are not compromising on safety due to financial stress. “We will conduct the financial audit of Jet Airways from August 27. A similar audit of Air India has been completed,” the source said. The financial audit of Air India was necessitated as the airline has been de-

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Kumar said that even the government was on a deadline as the constitutional amendment to bring in the new tax regime was only for one year. “After September 8 or 9, there would have been anarchy. No government - state or Centre - would have been able to levy any tax. And if you don’t levy tax, how will you run the government? “It’s easy to lay blame and say there was no proper planning, but we have implemented it and it has stabilised. Now our focus should not be on what happened but how to improve it further and make it more user-friendly,” he said adding that was on agenda of the GSTN for this year. However, Kumar acknowledged that better sense has prevailed and policymakers have understood that GST’s IT-arm needed to be given enough time to make changes to the system if there was any change in GST laws and procedures. This was the reason that while the GST Council in its July 21 meeting decided to overhaul the return filing process, it also gave six months time for the IT system to be ready. “This time, they have agreed to my point of view that IT will be given sufficient time to develop, test and integrate,” Kumar said.

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New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS): The IT backbone of the Goods and Services Tax was not given enough time to prepare a system to the satisfaction of the GSTN which led to the glitches in the implementation of the new tax regime, said GSTN CEO Prakash Kumar. However, he added, the system had now stabilized and the policymakers had also acknowledged the need to give enough time to the GSTN to implement any further changes to the system and that there should be smooth sailing in the days ahead despite major changes in the offing like complete overhaul of the return filing system. From day one of GST rollout on July 1 last year, glitches and teething problems were experienced which were magnified when the e-Way Bill was rolled out on February 1. Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) CEO Prakash Kumar said that the original date for rollout of e-Way Bill was April 1 and preponing it to February “on a whim” was a mistake. “If the date was April 1, we should have adhered to April 1. Required time was not given and it is known. Everyone knows that,” Kumar told IANS in an interview. “The Group of Ministers (GoM) on Information

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Destroyed buildings are seen on August 12, 2018 following an explosion that reportedly killed 39 people at an arms depot in a residential area in the Syrian town of Sarmada.

Beirut, Aug 12 (AFP): An explosion at a weapons depot in a rebel-held town in northwest Syria killed at least 39 civilians including a dozen children Sunday, a monitor said. An AFP correspondent at the site in Sarmada in Idlib province near the Turkish border said the explosion of unknown origin caused two buildings to collapse. Rescue workers used a bulldozer to remove rubble and extract trapped people,

the correspondent said. Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor, said a previous toll of 12 civilians killed increased after more bodies were retrieved from the rubble. “The explosion occurred in a weapons depot in a residential building in Sarmada,” said the head of the Britain-based monitor, which relies on a network of sources inside Syria. But the cause of the

blast was “not yet clear”, Abdel Rahman added. He said most of those killed were family members of fighters from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, an alliance led by jihadists from Syria’s former Al-Qaeda affiliate, who had been displaced to the area from the central province of Homs. A rescue worker carried the motionless body of a small child from the wreckage to an ambulance, the AFP correspondent

Behind mounds of rubble, the facade of a building was scorched black, due to a fire after the blast. A civil defence source told AFP that women and children were among the dead. But rescue workers had pulled out “five people who were still alive”, the source said. Most of Idlib is controlled by rebels and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, but the Islamic State group also has sleeper cells in the area. The regime holds a small slither of southeastern Idlib. In recent months, a series of explosions and assassinations -- mainly targeting rebel officials and fighters -- have rocked the province. While some attacks have been claimed by IS, most are the result of infighting since last year between other groups. In recent days, regime forces have ramped up their deadly bombardment of southern Idlib and sent reinforcements to nearby areas they control. President Bashar al-Assad has warned that government forces intend to retake Idlib, after his Russia-backed regime regained control of swathes of rebel-held territory elsewhere.

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Khan’s party bags 33 reserved seats; PTI NA tally stands at 158

Iran denies plans to talk with US during UNGA meet

minister Nawaz Sharif ’s PML-N’s tally in the NA now stands at 82 after the party was allotted 15 reserved seats for women from Punjab and just one from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, it said. The PPP has 53 seats in the NA with the addition of 11 reserved seats -- nine for women and two for non-Muslims, the paper said. The MMA now has 15 seats after the addition of three reserved seats two for women and one for non-Muslim it added. Senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shireen Mazari and Andleeb Abbas were in the list of female leaders who were included in the reserved seats for women. From the PML-N, party spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb, Maiza Hameed and Tahira Aurangzaib are among the lawmakers who have been issued their notifications for reserved seats, the paper added. Shazia Marri, Naz Baloch and Hina Rabbani Khar of the PPP have also joined the list of MNAselect.

T e h r a n, Au g 1 2 (IANS): Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that Tehran has no plan to talk with the US on the sidelines of the upcoming UN General Assembly meeting. “No meeting is expected to take place,” Xinhua news agency quoted Zarif as saying. “The Americans are not honest,” he added. O n Fr i d ay, M a j i d Takht Ravanchi, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs, also said he did not see “any reason” for talks with the US at the 73rd UN General Assembly meeting next month. “What expectations could you have from a person who pulls out from international engagement and now says let’s hold talks,” Ravanchi said. US President Donald Trump withdrew Washington from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, on May 8 and demanded renegotiation of the pact. Since then, the Trump administration has slapped a number of sanctions on Iran while vowing to apply more.

I s l a m a ba d, Au g 12 (PTI): The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been allotted 28 reserved seats for women and five for non-Muslims by the election commission, taking the party’s tally to 158 in the National Assembly -- just 14 short of the number required for simple majority. The Election Commission of Pakistan yesterday distributed the reserved seats among the parties on the basis of their final tally of elected members. There are 60 seats reserved for women and 10 for minorities in the NA. Prime Minister-inwaiting Imran Khan’s party was allotted 16 reserved seats for women from Punjab, four from Sindh, seven from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one from Balochistan, Dawn reported. The party, which looks set to form its government at the Centre, also bagged five of the total 10 seats reserved for non-Muslims. Of the rest of the five, two were allotted to the Pakistan Muslim LeagueNawaz (PML-N), two to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and one to Mut-

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tahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA). Khan’s party, which is just 14 short of the number required for simple majority, will depend on smaller parties to prove its majority in the House. The party has already claimed to have crossed the magical figure of 172 required to secure simple majority in the 342-seat National Assembly. Khan, the 65-year-old former cricketer, is set to become Pakistan’s new prime minister this week. The PTI’s current tally of 158, however, is likely to be trimmed as Khan, who won on five NA seats in the July 25 polls, will have to vacate four of them, the paper said. Jailed former prime

Hundreds turn out to support and Teen charged with beating Sikh NASA launches world’s first counter pro-Khalistan rally in UK man makes obscene gestures mission to ‘touch’ the Sun

People at Trafalgar Square on Sunday in support of a Pro-Khalistan rally.

London, Aug 12 (PTI): Hundreds of people turned out at Trafalgar Square here Sunday in support of a proKhalistan rally as well as to counter the event with an Independence Day celebration. The “We Stand With India” and “Love My India” events were organised by Indian diaspora groups as a reaction to the pro-Khalistan “London Declaration for a Referendum 2020”. The pro-India group, confined to a demarcated

area of the square away from the anti-India rally, waved the Indian tricolour and placards reading “India Jai Ho” and “Vande Mataram” and beat their dhols in an attempt to drown out some of the speeches in favour of the so-called Referendum 2020. “Indian Sikhs don’t want this Referendum 2020, they don’t even know what this Referendum is about, who is organising and why,” said Navdeep Singh, one of the organisers being the pro-

India demonstration. On the other end, the pro-Khalistani supporters shouted slogans such as ‘Khalistan Zindabad’ and waved anti-India placards. Pakistani-origin House of Lords peer Lord Nazir Ahmed was among the key speakers for the group. Scotland Yard, which had confirmed that an “appropriate and proportionate policing plan” will be in place for the demonstrations at Trafalgar Square, maintained a watchful eye over the proceedings, which remained largely peaceful with no face-offs being allowed to get out of control by vigilant police officers. A UK gover nment spokesperson had earlier allowed the rally to go ahead, saying that “in the UK people have the right to gather together and to demonstrate their views, provided that they do so within the law”. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had issued a statement expressing its disappointment at the stance.

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New York, Aug 12 (PTI): The teenager son of a police chief in California, who brutally assaulted a 71-year-old Sikh man, grinned and made obscene gestures during his first court appearance, according to a media report. Sahib Singh Natt was attacked last week and spit at by 18-year-old Tyrone McAllister and his 16year-old juvenile friend in Manteca, California. McAllister, the son of Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister, and the juvenile have been charged with attempted robbery, elder abuse and assault with a deadly weapon. On Friday, younger McAllister entered the courtroom and flipped his middle fingers to a camerafered several fatal crashes man. He then dropped his hands before throwing up in recent years. Papua is a particularly his middle finger a second time, Sacramento’s FOX difficult area to reach.

8 killed in Indonesian plane crash locate a Swiss-made Pilatus aircraft at their office in Jayapura, in Papua province. Search and rescue teams walked two hours to reach the crash site and were still recovering the bodies late morning. Indonesia relies heavily on air transport to connect its thousands of islands but has a poor aviation safety record and has suf-

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JAKARTA , Au g 1 2 (Agencies): A 12-yearold boy is the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed eight people in mountainous eastern Indonesia, authorities said Sunday. The Swiss-made Pilatus aircraft lost contact with air traffic control Saturday during what was supposed to be a flight of around 40 minutes in remote Papua province. The wreckage of the plane was found in a heavily forested area on a mountain side in the Oksibil subdistrict on Sunday morning. “Eight passengers were found dead and one was found alive,” Papua military spokesman Lieutenant colonel Dax Sianturi said. “At the moment the cause of the crash has not been confirmed,” he told AFP, adding an investigation would be carried out by the national transportation safety committee. The plane, which was owned by private charter company Dimonim Air, was carrying seven passengers and two crew. Before the accident, villagers in nearby Okatem reported hearing a loud roar followed by an explosion. Search personnel try to

40 reported. He appeared to be grinning, and made suspected gang signs while his hands were cuffed, the report added. Younger McAllister appeared in the court for his arraignment. No bail was set for the teen. The attack on Natt during his morning walk was captured by surveillance cameras and showed the two teenagers beating the old man while dressed in hoodies. One, who was wearing a black hoodie, was brandishing a gun. Investigators were still looking into whether the attack meets the legal criteria for charging a hate crime, the report said. “As to whether it was just a crime or a hate crime, I’m of the opinion that at this point, looking at the videos, that it’s just a crime committed by some young people,” Bobby Bivens, president of the Stockton branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People, was quoted as saying.

In this photo provided by NASA, The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launches NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to touch the Sun, Sunday. (AP/PTI)

Washington, Aug 12 (PTI): NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, mankind’s first mission to ‘touch’ the Sun, has been launched Sunday on a seven-year long journey

to unlock the mysteries of our star’s fiery outer atmosphere and its effects on space weather. Liftoff took place from Space Launch Complex 37

at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in the US early Sunday. The launch of the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying the spacecraft was scrubbed Saturday due to a violation of a launch limit, resulting in a hold. The car-sized spacecraft will travel directly into the Sun’s atmosphere, about four million miles from its surface - and more than seven times closer than any spacecraft has come before, thanks to its innovative Thermal Protection System. The USD 1.5 billion mission will perform the closest-ever observations of a star when it travels through the Sun’s outer atmosphere, called the corona. It will make 24 passes through the corona during its seven-year mission. The mission will rely on measurements and imaging to revolutionise our understanding of the corona and how processes there ultimately affect near-Earth space.


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Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul dies N “S ovelist Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad ‘Vidia’ Naipaul, also known as VS Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in literature, has died aged 85, his family have said. Sir Vidia, who was born in rural Trinidad in 1932, wrote more than 30 books including A Bend in the River and his masterpiece, A House for Mr Biswas. His wife, Lady Naipaul, called him a “giant in all that he achieved”. She said he died at his home in London “surrounded by those he loved, having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and endeavour”. Geordie Greig, editor of the Mail on Sunday and a close friend, said his death leaves a “gaping hole in Britain’s literary heritage”, but there is “no doubt” that his “books live on”. American travel writer Paul Theroux, who had a bitter 15-year feud with Sir Vidia before reconciling, said: “He will go down as one of the greatest writers of our time.” Paying tribute to his friend, who he said had been in poor health, Theroux added: “He also never wrote falsely. “He was a scourge of anyone who used a cliché or an un-thought out sentence. He was very scrupulous about his writing, very severe, too.” Salman Rushdie, who

derful stylist and a terrible curmudgeon”, adding: “At his best, he could write with great tenderness and good humor [sic] about people whose lives were erased by colonial narratives.” British novelist and journalist Hari Kunzru recalled interviewing him and said: “When we sat down, the first thing he said was ‘tell me what you’ve read and don’t lie’. Only then would he consent to be questioned.” Writer Jeet Heer called him a “powerful novelist” who “at his best approached Conrad and even the shadow of Dickens”, while blogger Patrice Yursik described him as a “titan of Caribbean literature”. Sir Vidia, who as a child was read Shakespeare and Dickens by his father, was raised as a Hindu and attended Queen’s Royal College in Trinidad. He moved

to Britain and enrolled at Oxford University in 1950 after winning a government scholarship giving him entry into any Commonwealth university of his choosing. As a student, he struggled with depression and once attempted to take his own life. His first book, The Mystic Masseur, was published in 1957. It was made into a film directed by Ismail Merchant in 2001. In 1961 he published his most celebrated novel, A House for Mr Biswas, which took more than three years to write. Sir Vidia, who was a broadcaster for the BBC’s Caribbean service between 1957 and 1961, was one of the first winners of the Booker Prize, for In A Free State, in 1971. Awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 2001, the committee said Sir Vidia had “united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories”. It added: “Naipaul is a modern philosopher. In a vigilant style, which has been deservedly admired, he transforms rage into precision and allows events to speak with their own inherent irony.” His first wife, Patricia Hale, died in 1996 and he went on to marry Pakistani journalist, Nadira. (BBC)

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also disagreed repeatedly with Sir Vidia, said he was “as sad as if I just lost a beloved older brother”. Farrukh Dhondy, a writer and long-time friend of Sir Vidia, told BBC News that his writing was distinguished by its clarity, lack of self-indulgence and for his unique perspective on the post-colonial world. “It’s window pane p r o s e. Yo u ’r e l o o k i n g through a very clean, polished glass window at the object beyond,” he said. “He was one of the greatest literary talents of the last century, and he was quite a remarkable personality, with insights which I don’t think anybody else had - on a personal level, on a broader civilisational level.” On social media, fans paid tribute to Sir Vidia and expressed their sadness. Author Laila Lalami described him as a “won-

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inger Britney Spears’ first single “...Baby one more time” will complete 20 years this October. Recalling that moment, she said it was such a fun and crazy time. “Wow, that went quick. It was such a fun and crazy time, it was a bit of a blur,” Spears told The Guardian. The 36-year-old talked about the making of the song. She said: “The whole song is about the stress that we all go through as teens, I knew it was a great song. It was different and I loved it, but I don’t think you can anticipate how a song is going to be received.” After hearing a demo of the song, written by Max Martin, in New York, Spears agreed to go to Sweden to record the track, as well as a handful of the album’s other singles. “I think Max is a genius. It all just came together and felt right. In my opinion Max is the greatest songwriter of all time,” Spears added. (IANS)

Hamill once advised Arnold to lose his accent

tar Wars” actor Mark Hamill once advised Austrian-American actor Arnold Schwarzenegger to lose his accent and last name. “Arnold Schwarzenegger asked me for advice when he was just starting out,” Hamill tweeted on Saturday, reports eonline. com. “I told him to lose his accent for a wider range of roles and to change his last name since no one could pronounce it. He did the opposite and became one of the biggest stars ever.” Still, Schwarzenegger didn’t seem to have any hard feelings towards Hamill for his recommendation. “Your advice was absolutely correct under any normal circumstances, and those were the rules back then. I just happen to be a rule-breaker,” said Schwarzenegger. (IANS)

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Contestants of Miss Dimapur along with the organizing team (middle row). (NP)

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girls hailing from different localities in Dimapur were shortlisted for the upcoming Miss Dimapur pageant 2018. The selected participants were brought together for an official photoshoot at Tribal inn on Sunday. The photos will be

uploaded to Miss Dimapur 2018 Instagram page from which the contestant with the most number of ‘Likes’ will be adjudged as ‘Miss Multimedia’. 3D Photography managed the photoshoot of the contestants who were dressed in black top and denim trousers. Anju

Parker Solar Probe launched on seven-year odyssey: NASA

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ASA on Sunday said it had launched Parker Solar Probe, the US space agency’s historic small car-sized probe, on its seven-year space odyssey that will take it gradually closer to the Sun at 3.8 million miles. The spacecraft, launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, will transmit its first scientific observations in December, beginning a revolution in our understanding of the star that makes life on Earth possible. The mission’s findings will help researchers improve their forecasts of space weather events, which have the potential to damage satellites and harm astronauts in orbit, disrupt radio communications and, at their most severe, overwhelm power grids. “#ParkerSolarProbe lifted off from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3.31 a.m. EDT (European Daylight Time) aboard a @ulalaunch #DeltaIVHeavy!,” the US-based space agency tweeted. At 5.33 a.m., the mission operations manager reported that the spacecraft was operating normally. The launch was initially planned for Saturday morning. Over the next two months, Parker Solar Probe will fly towards

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Venus, performing its first Venus gravity assist in early October -- a manoeuvre a bit like a handbrake turn -- that whips the spacecraft around the planet, using Venus’s gravity to trim the spacecraft’s orbit tighter around the Sun. “This mission truly marks the humanity’s first visit to a star that will have implications not just here on Earth, but how we better understand our universe,” Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, said in a statement. This first flyby will place Parker Solar Probe in

position in early November to fly as close as 15 million miles from the Sun -- within the blazing solar atmosphere, known as the corona -- closer than anything made by humanity has ever gone before. Throughout its sevenyear mission, Parker Solar Probe will make six more Venus flybys and 24 total passes by the Sun, journeying steadily closer to the Sun until it makes its closest approach at 3.8 million miles. Parker Solar Probe will set its sights on the corona to solve long-standing, foundational mysteries of Sun, the US-based space agency said. (IANS)

Sharma and team were the squad behind the makeup of the contestants. Former Miss Dimapur (2005), Vili Chophi is slated to be the choreographer for this year’s pageant. The photoshoot was sponsored by Tribal inn, Notun Bosti, Dimapur. (Staff Reporter)

Happy with ‘A’ certificate for ‘Satyameva Jayate’

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roducer Nikkhil Advani says the ‘A’ certificate for Milap Zaveri’s anti-corruption film “Satyameva Jayate” is most welcome. The violence, the CBFC felt, was “extremely relevant”. “The Adults certificate for our film is most welcome. My co-producers T-Series and I are very happy with it. In fact, the members of the censor board recommended that we take the ‘A’ certificate to avoid any cuts. The violence, they felt, was extremely relevant and not at all gratuitous,” said Advani. However, most producers prefer to make the cuts rather than limit their audience with an ‘A’ certificate. Not the producers and director of “Satyameva Jayate”. “T-Series and I spoke to our director Milap Zaveri. We wanted an Adults certification because it is not a film f o r t h e yo u n g o r t h e squeamish. It is a violent and brutal film as it blows the lid off corruption. (IANS)

Michael J. Fox discusses the possibility of ‘Back To The Future 4’

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ichael J. Fox has discussed the possibility of a fourth instalment in the Back To The Future series at Fan Expo Boston. Reuniting with his Back To The Future II co-stars Thomas Wilson (Biff Tannen), Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown) and Lea Thompson (Lorraine McFly) at the expo, the possibility of a fourth installment came up during a Q&A session with the stars. ‘Basically, I think America is saying, ‘Come on they’ve wrecked every other franchise with bad K Y M C

sequels, why not this one?’ C’mon, we would watch it until it sucks,” said Wilson. However, hopes were dashed when Fox revealed that series co-creator Bob Gale is the “gatekeeper of the franchise”, implying that another instalment in the series perhaps not to be. Last month, director Robert Zemekis also dashed hopes of a sequal, stating: “There will never ever be, in the most absolute way, a Back To The Future 4. There will be no more Back To The Future.” (NME)

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ball that moved sharply into him this time rather than swinging away like the one that bowled him in the first innings. Anderson added the scalp of KL Rahul, lbw for 10, soon afterwards. On the resumption, it was Broad who did the damage, taking four wickets for just nine runs in the first eight overs of his second spell. Ajinkya Rahane (13) - in above Kohli, who had been unable to bat due to time spent off the field with a back complaint all morning - went chasing at a wide ball, edging to Keaton Jennings, who held onto a sharp chance at third slip, while Cheteshwar Pujara (17) was bowled off his pads by an inswinger. When he did arrive at the crease, Kohli - still troubled by his back and receiving treatment in the

middle - gutsed it out for 17 runs before gloving a short one to Ollie Pope at shortleg, a ball after surviving an England review for a catch down the legside off another Broad delivery angled in at the body. It formed part of a hugely eventful over, with Dinesh Karthik out lbw first ball to another sharp in-ducker from Broad. Both he and Joe Root did their best to gee up the crowd ready for the hat-trick ball, but Ravichandran Ashwin (33no) survived. He and Hardik Pandya, who was beaten on the outside edge numerous times in the early exchanges of his innings, battled through to a fifty partnership either side of a second stoppage for rain, before Anderson returned to wrap up the innings and the Test with the help of man of the match Woakes. Pandya (26) first fell to Woakes, given out lbw on review, before Anderson bowled Kuldeep Yadav off the inside edge and pinned Mohammad Shami in front, while Woakes had Ishant Sharma caught at leg slip to cue the celebrations. England take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series, with the third Test at Trent Bridge starting on Saturday. Brief score: India: 107 and 130 all out in 47 overs (R Ashwin 33 not out; James Anderson 4/23, Stuart Broad 4/44). England: 396/7 decl in 88.1 overs (Chris Woakes 137 not out, Jonny Bairstow 93; Hardik Pandya 3/66, Mohammed Shami 3/96).

Not returning to Spain team: Pique

Nadal, Tsitsipas in Toronto Open final

England’s Stuart Broad, centre, celebrates taking the wicket of India’s Dinesh Karthik during the fourth day of the second test match between England and India at Lord’s cricket ground in London, Sunday. (AP/PTI)

lost against the swinging ball and England’s skilful operators of it. Anderson who claimed a sixth Lord’s five-for in the first innings - was again the touring side’s nemesis, though he fell just shy of his first 10-for match haul at the ground. Earlier, England had stretched their 250-run overnight lead to 289 before declaring - an extraordinary tennis-style swat for six by Sam Curran (40) a highlight, and Chris Woakes walking off unbeaten on 137. Rain clouds began to circle as India’s openers came out to bat, but England were able to get nine overs in at them before the first smattering of drizzle. Anderson brought up his century of Lord’s strikes with the wicket of Murali Vijay, who bagged a pair, inside-edging behind to a

BARCELONA, Aug 12 (Agencies): Gerard Pique says he will not reverse his decision to retire from international football despite a recent conversation with Spain coach Luis Enrique. Pique, 31, confirmed before the World Cup that the tour nament would mark the end of his La Roja career but the appointment of the former Barcelona boss led to speculation he could make a U-turn. However, the defender says his decision stands. “I spoke with Luis Enrique a week ago,” Pique said in a news conference on Saturday ahead of the Spanish Super Cup final against Sevilla. “I told him the decision was made a while ago

by his own supporters while with the national team because of comments about Real Madrid and because he supports a referendum on Catalan independence. T h e c e n t r e - b a c k ’s full attention will now be with Barcelona, where he’s about to embark on his 11th season with the first team after being named one of the club’s four captains for the first time. Asked if the new role will bring a more responsible Pique, someone who may bite his tongue a bit more, the centre-back said he will not change. “Age can sometimes make you put the brakes on a bit more,” he responded. “But just because I am captain I will not stop saying what I think.”

Toronto, Aug 12 (Agencies): Rafael Nadal beat Karen Khachanov 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 to set up a final with Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Nadal will be looking to spoil the 20th birthday of the Greek youngster, who reached the second final of his career by beating Gerard Pique Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson 6-7 6-4 7-6. and that I had put a lot of World No 1 Nadal, thought into it. I had a great who will be playing in his time playing for Spain but 116th ATP final, won a now I want to focus on battle of the tennis genBarcelona.” erations with Tsitsipas last Pique brings the curApril in the Barcelona title tain down on his Spain camatch. reer after winning 102 caps, “To win this match one World Cup and one is important, it’s very imEuropean Championship. portant to be in the final of Despite his success, Toronto,” Nadal said after though, he was often jeered running his season record to 39-3 in a match which ended after midnight local time. “I’m motivated every day when I wake up, there is always something to improve. I want to stay around for as long as possible (in tennis).” Top-seed Nadal edged out the first set in a tiebreaker after a two-hour, rain-delayed start. In the second set, Nadal went about finishing up his business with a break in the third game on his way to the win in just over an hour and a quarter. Nadal Participants of the penalty shootout championship, organised by the Dilong leads the all-time list of Youth Association (DYA), at the Mokokchung compound local ground on Masters 1000 titles on 32, Saturday. Legends of Damnation beat Unexpected Friends 3 – 2 in the final to win and is just two wins away from lifting 80 trophies. the championship. Altogether, 14 teams participated in the championship.

Japan’s Honda to coach Cambodian national team

PHNOM PENH, Aug 12 (Agencies): Former Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda has signed a two-year contract to coach Cambodia’s national football team without pay, Honda and the country’s soccer chief said on Sunday. “Honda has volunteered to help coach Cambodian national football team,” Sao Sokha, president of the Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC), told a news briefing in Phnom Penh on Sunday. Sao Sokha said that the former AC Milan player won’t receive a salary but that the federation would pay for his travel and accommodation. “I hope that the experience of the international star will help improve the technique of our national team players and the match results will be better than before,” Sao Sokha said. K Y M C

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Of our beloved Dad Lt. Mengucha Seyie

13/8/16 It’s been years since you left. But your teachings and good deeds still lingers on Remembering you on this day with silent tears and fond memories. Loving wife, children and grandchildren K-2345

Real lift Santiago Bernabeu Trophy

Jayaram ends runner-up at Vietnam Open Ho Chi Minh City, Aug 12 (PTI): Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram had to be content with a runnerup at the Vietnam Open after losing the final to Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia here. The 30-year-old Indian had an impressive run at the tournament before losing 14-21 10-21 to Shesar in a 28-minute clash at the USD 75,000 BWF Tour Super 100 tournament. It was the second consecutive runner-up finish for Jayaram on the circuit as he had also reached the final at the White Nights International Challenge, last month. Jayaram, who is making a comeback after recovering from a hamstring injury he suffered last year, had defeated seventh seed Yu Igarashi of Japan in straight games in semifinals yesterday. While World No.79 Shesar, who had won four consecutive Indonesia International tournament, got the better of India’s Mithun Manjunath 21-17 19-21 21-14 in the semifinals here. Jayaram wrote in an Instagram post after the defeat, “Silver it is. Hurts to describe today’s match. Started badly, never found any rhythm and couldn’t find a way to get myself back into the match. All credit to the Indonesian for staying on top.” “It’s easy to be hard on yourself when you have a bad loss. While being critical of yourself is important, I think I do need to look at the positives from the week,” the 30-year-old added.

Real Madrid players with the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy after beating AC Milan.

M a d ro d, Au g 1 2 (IANS): Real Madrid defeated AC Milan 3-1 to win the 39th Santiago Bernabeu Trophy, with Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema starring with the goals for the Spanish football giants. Real Madrid on Saturday struck first. A fine play by Bale avoiding Ricardo Rodriguez down the right got the ball to Benzema, who knocked it into the net in the early second minute, reports Efe. But the joy was shortlived as Milan’s Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, a recent acquisition on loan from Juventus, tied it up 1-1 with a powerful shot to the right corner of the net from outside the box just two

minutes later in what was his debut with Milan. Higuain, a former Real Madrid star, didn’t celebrate the goal against his former club. After such a strong beginning, the game’s rhythm slowed down, with the record European champions Real Madrid largely maintaining possession of the ball. But the match was also a test for the Real Madrid attackers following the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus. Welshman Bale was the player who made the most attempts at goal and was rewarded at minute 46 when he seized the opportunity of a loose ball in the

area, showing his scoring instinct and breaking the tie 2-1. The second half was a scene of constant changes on both sides, but for 75 minutes the Real Madrid coach kept the attack trio of Marco Asensio, Benzema and Bale, who presumably will still stick together for the UEFA Super Cup final against Atletico Madrid next Wednesday. Real Madrid, reinvigorated by the acquisition of a number of young players, looked like running away with the game, though it was not until minute 91 when Borja Mayoral controlled Donnarumma’s save of a shot by Luka Modric to make the final score 3-1.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT "The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away may the name of the Lord be praised"

K. Obed 02/11/2007 29/07/2018

Y. Tsufuto 03/07/2008 29/07/2018

Y. Salunso 05/08/2006 29/07/2018

S. Kiutoba 30/04/2007 29/07/2018

Y. Hoshito 05/08/2006 29/07/2018

We take this opportunity to extend our genuine indebtedness gratitude to all who stood by us physically, materially, financially and through unceasing prayer at the sudden demise of our five brothers Late. K.Obed, Y.Tsufuto, Y.Salunso, S.Kiutoba and Y. Hoshito, who was drowned away at Tsutha river on 29/07/2018 in Aghunato. We the bereaved families convey our heartfelt gratitude and sincere thanks to each and every individuals, churches, unions, organizations and well wishers. Though we are unable to acknowledge each and everyone individually and can never be repay back. But our sincere prayer is may God bless you all abundantly. Special gratitude and thankfulness to the following for your timely help and contribution has lightened our burden. 41. Aghiyih Village Baptist Church 1. Shri. Pukhayi, Advisor for NSMDA, LMCP and 42. Ghuvishe Village Baptist Church FCS Govt. of Nagaland 43. Longtoker Village Baptist Church 2. Shri. Toshi Wongtung, Advisor IPR, SCERT and VG Chairman DPDB Tuensang 44. Keyanru Village Baptist Church 45. Aiponger Village Baptist Church 3. Shri. TOHANBA, EX. MLA. 4. HOYETO, V/C Adhoc Town Council Aghunato 46. Yimchunger Fellowship Church Agto. 5. TONIHO P. YEPTHO, President NTC 47. Khekiye Village 48. Nihoshe Village 6. ADC, EAC, DBS Aghunato 7. O.C P/S Aghunato 49. Phesami Village 50. Lukhami Village 8. D.C. Zunheboto 9. Add. S.P Zunheboto 51. Yezutu Village 10. SDRF Team Zunheboto 52. New Yezutu Village 53. Sheyuchung Town and Village 11. ADC, DBs, GBs and Public Leaders Satakha 54. Yethsumi Village 12. O.C Satakha 55. Murumi Village 13. 8 NAP ‘C’ Coy Aghunato 56. Chepoketa Village Council 14. Aghunato Town Councils 15. Aghunato Town GBs 57. Chepoketa Baptist Church 58. Chepoketa Women Department 16. Principal and staff Eden Boarding School Aghunato 59. Kivikhu Village Council 17. Principal and staff Don BOSCO Agto. 60. Kivikhu Village Baptist C Hurch 18. Aghunato Town 61. Kivikhu Women Department 19. Aghunato Town Pastors Union 20. Pastors of Aghunato Area 62. Youth Department Kivikhu 21. Agto Town Church (SBAK) Aizuto 63. Students Union Kivikhu 64. Kiussore Village Baptist Church 22. Agto Village Council 23. Zheishe Village 65. Y.W.O. Kiussore Area Unit 66. Hovikhu Baptist Church 24. Ngozubo Village 25. Keltomi Village 67. Shiponger Baptist Church 26. Pheleshito Village 68. Shiponger women Department 69. Shiponger Youth Department 27. Tsukomi Village 70. Shiponger Village Council 28. Ghuvishe Village 71. Huker Village Council 29. Ghokhishe Village 30. Luvishe (Old/New) 72. Huker Baptist Church 31. Viyilho Village 73. Khuzu Village Council 74. EAC Khuzu Town 32. Viyike Village 75. Khuzu Town Baptist 33. Tokiye Town 34. Khetoi Village 76. D.C. Tuensang 77. SDRF Team Tuensang 35. Yezashi Village 36. Aghiyilimi Village Loving Kiutsamong Families and Relatives 37. Hoshepu Village 38. Kewoto Village Loving Yimso Families and Relatives 39. Khetoi Village Baptist Church Loving Shahoto Families and Relatives 40. Yezashe Village Baptist Church Loving Yamakam Families and Relatives.

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Eng beat India by an innings & 159 runs

L o n d o n, Au g 1 2 (Agencies): England clinched a comprehensive innings-and-159-run thrashing of India in the second Test at Lord’s, beating the rain and bowling out the visitors for 130 in their second innings to take a 2-0 series lead. Ja m e s A n d e r s o n (4-23) passed 100 Test wickets at Lord’s and moved up to 553 overall with two early strikes, while the other half of England’s destr uctive opening pair, Stuart Broad (4-44), claimed four in a devastating second spell, including Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik in two balls. The anticipated rain on day four did arrive, with two stoppages bringing about early lunch and tea intervals, but India’s batsmen, for the second time in the Test, looked

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Man City win; Reds thrash Hammers

Raheem Sterling had dribbled inside on 14minutes to make space a lash home a fierce effort to give Manchester City the lead.

L o nd o n, Au g 1 2 (Agencies): Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva spoiled the Premier League debut of Arsenal manager Unai Emery as Manchester City opened the defence of their title with a 2-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium. Sterling struck first, scoring in the 14th minute after taking possession on the edge of the area, dribbling back across the D and

turning and firing through Arsenal’s defence to beat Petr Cech to his left. Silva doubled the lead in the 64th minute, scoring at the end of a five-on-four when Benjamin Mendy ran up the left and pulled it back as Silva drifted to the spot to finish left-footed. Meanwhile, Liverpool started the season in style as they condemned West Ham to a 4-0 defeat in

off the bench to score with his first touch of the game (88) to complete a miserable afternoon for Pellegrini. Liverpool dominated both the chances and the possession as they overwhelmed West Ham in the first half and took a deserved lead through Salah on 19 minutes. West Ham’s high defensive line was punished again in first-half injury time when Robertson’s cross was volleyed back into the middle by James Milner and Mane hooked in to an unguarded goal to double Liverpool’s lead. Roberto Firmino was the architect of Liverpool’s third in the 53rd minute, cleverly feeding the ball through to Mane just inside the area to control and shoot low past Fabianski though replays showed he was a yard offside. Sturridge, who came is as substitute, scored the fourth goal when he met Milner’s corner at the back post and turned the ball in to complete a dream start for Liverpool.

Manuel Pellegrini’s first game in charge. Mohamed Salah (19) and Sadio Mane (45+2) scored open goals after ruthless attacking moves during a rampant first half at Anfield and the home side added a third eight minutes after half-time when Mane stroked home, Match results controversially from an Wolves 2-2 Everton offside position. Daniel Sturridge came Southampton 0 – 0 Burnley

Asian Games: 2 Naga girls in India Sepaktakraw team

Puleno Neikha and Jwensinle Kesen

D i m a p u r , Au g 1 2 (NPN): Jwensinle Kesen and Puleno Neikha from Nagaland will be a part of the Indian Sepaktakraw team for the 18th Asian Games to be held at Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia from August 18. Jwensinle, a product of State Sports Girls Hostel, Dimapur, will be featuring in the team as a player while Puleno will lead the team as Indian women sepaktakraw coach, said Nagaland Sepaktakraw Association general secretary, Holshe Khrieo in a press release. Jwensinle is currently employed as a constable in the SSB and Puleno

Neikha is a Sepaktakraw instructor in Department of Youth Resources and Sports, Nagaland It may be mentioned here that in 2010, Viseyie Koso became the first Naga sportsman to represent India at the Asian Games held in China. At the 17th Asian Games in 2014 in Korea, Koso and Keneileno Nakhro along with Nagaland Sepaktakraw coach, Holshe Khrieo represented the Indian Sepaktakraw team. Naga Olympian Chekrovolu Swuro had represented India in the 14th and 15th Asian Games at Busan and Doha.

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