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Nagaland Post

Vol XXIX No. 356

DIMAPUR, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019 Pages 12 ` 5.00

Get ready for ‘The Experiential Festival’

Warner smashes 335 n.o to deflate Pakistan

Terror returns to London Bridge

Sunday Post Supplement

sports, Page 12

international, Page 9

NESO demands ILP, NRC across NE states

lace will become minorities in their own land. Moreover, he said the government should take into account the abnormal decadal population growth of 27.8% in Meghalaya according to the 2011 census, the abnormal rise can be attributed to the unabated influx of people from Bangladesh.

Spl. Correspondent

NEW DELHI, NOV 30 (NPN): Reiterating its strong opposition to the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) on Saturday made four demands before Home Minister Amit Shah to protect different indigenous communities across the North Eastern states. The apex students’ body of the indigenous students’ community urged upon Amit Shah not to go ahead with the current amendment of the Citizenship Act but to respect the sentiments of the indigenous citizens of the North Eastern states. The demands include the implementation of Inner Line Permit system across the North Eastern states, exempt North East from the purview of the IndoNepal treaty of Friendship, 1950, implementation of National Register of Citizens to all the North Eastern states with a base year which might differ depending upon the unique history of each State and Constitutional safeguards with rights over land and natural resources amongst others. NESO pres-

Amit Shah holds meet

Students participate in a torch rally against CAB in Guwahati on Saturday. (PTI)

ident Samuel Jyrwa said the suggestions were aired to Shah during the consultative meeting on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which the government is expected to be passed in the ongoing winter session of Parliament. “We (NESO) have reiterated our stand against the CAB on the ground that the Bill is against the interest of the indigenous people of NE. The government should understand that the indigenous people of North East are a minority in all fronts ethnically, linguistically and religiously,” he said. “Even though the government has assured that

the North Eastern states having the existing protective laws and provisions like the Eastern Bengal Frontier Regulation, 1873 and the Sixth Schedule wouldn’t be affected by the consequences of CAB yet NESO felt that the government should take the entire Northeast region as one whole block and if some states are, affected as a result of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill then sooner or later the other NE states will also be affected simultaneously,” he said. Jyrwa said the apex student’s body expressed to Amit Shah that North East has been facing the huge problem of illegal migration

since Independence due to partition, the mass influx of refugees from Bangladesh due to the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, the results of which the indigenous people of Tripura are reduced to a minority, eleven districts of Assam out of twenty four are, now dominated by non-indigenous people. Noting that the Bill will also nullify the Assam Accord signed in 1985 whereby the cut-off date of 1 971 will be quash with the new proviso inserted in the Bill, the NESO Chief said, “ The Bill will only add to the influx problem and ultimate]y the indigenous popu-

PTI Adds: Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday held discussions with leaders of political parties, students bodies and civil society groups of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya on the contours of the proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), sources said. The meetings were attended by chief ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya Sarbananda Sonowal, Pema Khandu and Conrad Sangma respectively, Union minister Kiren Rijiju and several MPs among others. Shah has held series of meetings on Friday, Saturday and another one on December 3 in the wake of strong protests in the Northeast against the CAB.

New Nagaland should be built on foundation of rule of law: Ravi D I M A P U R , N OV 3 0 (NPN): Nagaland Governor, RN Ravi, in his message on the eve of the 57th Statehood Day of Nagaland, said “Nagaland is at the cusp of history. A new dawn of a new Nagaland is beckoning us.” With the successful completion of the Naga talks and final agreement anytime soon, Ravi said “the new Nagaland has to be built on a foundation of Rule of Law, Transparency and Accountability; where the Majesty of Law does not discriminate the rich and poor, strong or weak, majority or minority; where governance, be it at the village or state level is transparent and Accountable.”

While asserting that it was imperative to build a culture of transparency, accountability and respect for law, Ravi said those in the authority also needed to discharge their duty in spirit of service. He further maintained that it was now the sacred responsibility of the 2 million people of the state to build a “New Nagaland”. “A Nagaland where every citizen is free from fear, fear of gun, fear of deprivation, fear of ignorance, fear of disease, fear of lack of opportunities and above all fear of unable to dream big,” he added. Ravi pointed out that the new Nagaland cannot be built by the government alone, but possible only

Thackeray-led MVA govt wins floor test MUMBAI, NOV 30 (PTI): Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government of Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance passed the floor test in Maharashtra Assembly Saturday. BJP, which has 105 MLAs, staged a walkout before the head count of MLAs began. BJP legislature unit leader Devendra Fadnavis said the boycott was against the

“unlawful manner” in which the ministers were sworn in and the House session convened. He faced flak from the ruling combine over the move, with former CM Prithviraj Chavan describing Fadnavis as a sore loser. Altogether 169 MLAs vote in favour of the motion of confidence, moved by former CM Ashok Chavan and seconded by senior NCP and Sena members.

e-Governance connecting Nagaland, Estonia: Envoy 30 WiFi hotspots installed at Kma town

Katrin Kivi (NP) Correspondent

KOHIMA, NOV 30 (NPN): A year after Nagaland Government signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with e-Governance Academy of Estonia during the e-Naga Summit 2018 to provide advisory and technical knowledge for setting up e-Governance Academy of Nagaland, the Estonian Ambassador to India, Katrin Kivi, Saturday assured to measure the implementation of MoU in the state.

Speaking at the during the 5th e-Naga Summit at RCEMPA Jotsoma here, the Ambassador said that Estonian experts have been taking part in the e-Naga Summit for the fourth year in a row and exuded confidence that the cooperation would be carried forward and new ideas would emerge from the regular visits and interactions between Estonia and Nagaland. The 5th e-Naga Summit is being organized by the department of IT&C Nagaland on the theme “Towards Making the State of Nagaland a leader in e-Democracy and Digital Society”. Acknowledging the rich cultures and traditions of the Nagas, Kivi said Hornbill festival and the UNESCO heritage singing and dancing festivals in Estonia embraced the traditions and showcased the unique culture

Petrol prices rise, diesel stable NEW DELHI, NOV 30 (IANS): Petrol prices in the country increased for the second consecutive day on Saturday whereas diesel prices remained unchanged.

This is it!

“Times have changed. We lower class used to milk cows now cows are milking the upper class.” K Y M C

to the rest of the world. She, however, maintained that the more modern link connecting Nagaland and Estonia was the egovernance and digitalization. Mentioning about the bilateral relations between India and Estonia, the envoy said that two MoUs—on e-governance and cyber security—have been signed with India in August. Asserting that Cyber security was of utmost importance, she said digital solutions, eservices and data needed to be protected in order to run the services smoothly, keep them secure and benefit the people and governments. Stating that one of her tasks in India was to take the cooperation forward to bring tangible results, Kivi said some are providing visible results as some companies were cooperating in this field with their Indian or Es-

tonian counterparts. Speaking on behalf of the foreign dignitaries, the senior expert on e-democracy from eGovernance Academy of Estonia, Dr. Liia Hanni, said that the MoU signed by state government and the e-Governance Academy aimed to set up an e-governance knowledge centre in Nagaland. She said that this commitment was further discussed during the recent visit of the Nagaland ITC team to Estonia. Dr. Hanni said that she was of the conviction that use of ITC for the social development was a top priority for the government of Nagaland. Congratulating the state gover nment for building the vision of the future of Nagaland, she, however, said that there was still more to do to make the vision a reality. (Cont’d on p-7)

Correspondent KOHIMA, NOV 30 (NPN): State government Saturday launched 30 WiFi hotspots in Kohima under the Smart City project (phase-I), at Regional Centre for Excellence in Music & Performing Arts (RCEMPA) Jotsoma. The WiFi service was launched by advisor Urban development and Municipal Affairs Dr. Neikiesalie (Nicky) Kire. The WiFi hotspots will be available for free for a period of three months after which it will be charged at a minimal cost. Each user will be provided free WiFi service for one hour in a day. Briefing the gathering, advisor, IT&C, NRE and Science & Technology Mmhonlumo Kikon said in the first phase WiFi hotspots will be set up at Raj Bhavan, PHQ, High School area, Razhü point and Kohima Science College (KSC), while two interactive Kiosks will

through a mass movement in which “every citizen is an active partner in this holy enterprise.” Extending warm greetings to all on the eve of the Statehood Day, Ravi paid tributes to the founding fathers who had toiled and sacrificed under exacting circumstances and secured Nagaland within the constellation of Indian Union with a unique status safeguarding the tradition, customs and culture of its people besides its land and resources. Ravi also acknowledged the role of the people of Nagaland, the tribal bodies, grass root organizations, civil Societies and the Church leaders. (Full text on p-6)

Dr. Neikiesalie Kire and others during the launching of WiFi hotspots.

be set up at PHQ junction and Phoolbari junction which will help the citizens and tourists get access to important information about the city and also directly reach out to emergency services. “Today is a symbolic occasion where the two departments have come together, collaborated and have successfully launched this project which will provide our citizens and tourists with additional internet access in addition to existing network providers,” Mmhonlumo said. He said the first WiFi hotspot switch will be ready

Only 5 teachers at GMS Pokphur: PVC DIMAPUR, NOV 30 (NPN): Pokphur Village Council (PVC) under Kiphire district has stated that the government middle school (GMS) at Pokphur, which caters to students from three surrounding villages—Tukiavong, Limtsang and Tukhinkiu— was functioning with only five teachers. In a press release, PVC chairman Yantsuthong said that it was not possible for five teachers to conduct classes from Class-A up to Class-VI. PVC also stated that the school with130 students had no peon/chowkidar. The village council has, therefore, sought more subject teachers and supporting staff. Further, PVC stated that the Primary Health Centre (PHC) building was inaugurated by the department in 2016, but expressed dismay that till date there was not even one medical staff posted there. The village council has, therefore, requested the responsible authority to intervene and initiate necessary action.

from KSC and RCEMPA after which more hotspot zones will be launched in other areas like PHQ junction, Mission compound Kohima Village, Heritage, Law college, High school, Local ground area and other areas. Mmhonlumo was optimistic that WiFi hotspots will enable the society to be digitally empowered, which in turn will realize the goal to become an e-Democracy. Kovi Meyase, CEO, Kohima Smartcity City Development Limited said WiFi phase-I was one of the first IT programmes done in col- DIMAPUR, NOV 30 (NPN): Delaboration with department partment of power has informed that supply of power would be disrupted of IT&C. occasionally in Zunheboto district from December 2-6, 2019 due to the proposed jungle cutting along 66KV Mokokchung–Zunheboto transmission line. In a press release, SDO (Trans) urged SBI officials to focus on Mokokchung transmission division mudra loan to help business stated that the scheduled power dispeople in the state. Tandon also ruption would continue till the jungle assured that SBI was ever ready cutting exercised was completed. The to help the people of the state in department has requested the affected consumers to bear with the inconvewhichever way possible. KMC administrator and nience. CEO Kohima smart city development Ltd. Kovi Meyase in his address said without the help by DIMAPUR, NOV 30 (NPN): Indian financial institutions towards ur- Air Force (IAF) would be participatban local bodies (ULB) through ing in the celebration of Nagaland corporate social responsibilities, Statehood Day on December 1, 2019 sustainance of ULBs would be with three Sukhoi aircrafts flying over difficult. He said understand- Kisama site. The proposed flypast is ing the need of the city, it was being organised in close coordination through the SBI Kohima branch between state government and eastAGM, Hepuni Bismarck, SBI ern air command (IAF) headquarters Shillong. The public have, therefore, had come forward to donate. Earlier, the programme been informed not to panic over the was led by Mengulhoutuonuo noise created by the flying aircrafts. Matilda, welcome address by assistant GM regional business office SBI Paogin Kaokip, spe- DIMAPUR, NOV 30 (NPN): Doordcial song by Pelenuo Yhome, arshan Kendra Kohima (DDK) would cultural presentation by Sumi telecast live the opening ceremony of and Chakhesang tribe and vote the 20th edition of Hornbill Festival on of thanks by AGM SBI Kohima December 1, 2019 from 4pm to 6pm on DD Kohima and DD North East. branch Hepuni Bismarck.

Power outgae in Zbto distt

SBI donates Rs. 10 lakh for Hornbill Fest, dumper truck for KMC Correspondent

KOHIMA, NOV 30 (NPN): State Bank of India (SBI) Saturday donated Rs. 10 lakhs for the Hornbill Festival and a dumper truck to the Kohima Municipal Council as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR). SBI chief general manager (NE circle) Guwahati Sunil Kumar Tandon handed over the key of the Dumper to chief minister Neiphiu Rio at his residence in Kohima. The cheque of Rs. 10 lakh was handed over to Nagaland chief secretary, Temjen Toy by Tandon. The chief minister lauded State bank of India (SBI) for their generous donation and also acknowledged SBI for partnering with the state government from the beginning in serving the people of the state. While admitting that Nagas have not imbibed banking culture, Rio encouraged every citi-

Sunil Kumar Tandon handing over the key to Neiphiu Rio, Saturday. (NP)

zen to make use of the banking services made available to all. He also pointed out the state needed more banking as there were around 30 unbanked RD blocks. Rio therefore urged the bank officials to look into the matter. Rio also invited the bank officials to be the part of the Hornbill festival as special guests. Later, Rio flagged off the dumper truck worth Rs. 29 lakhs.

In another programme at the Heritage, chief secretary Temjen Toy said that the dumper truck donated by SBI came at the right time when KMC needed and extended his gratitude to the SBI. He also pointed out that out of 74 RD blocks in the state 29 blocks remain unbanked and face the challenges of disbursement for various schemes. He

urged the nationalised banks to open banks in these unbanked areas to cater to the needs of the rural populace. Toy also expressed gratitude to SBI for providing ATM booth and counter for foreign exchange at Kisama and also for extending financial help for the Hornbill Festival for the second time. SBI chief general manager (NE Circle), Sunil Kumar Tandon in his address said SBI has been a committed partner in all the states. He informed that SBI with 68 branches across the state, also represents over than 40% of private sector banks. Tandon said SBI has been spread across the state unlike other banks which concentrate more in Kohima and Dimapur. CGM mentioned that while he was checking the performance of the bank in the state, the state economic growth of around Rs. 400-500 crores that took place between September and March 2019 came from SBI. He also

IAF Aircraft to fly over Kisama

DD live telecast




Rev. Wati Aier bags A Kevichusa Citizenship Award

Staff Reporter

DIMAPUR, NOV. 30 (NPN): “History lives and breathes and Naga history was no exception. Every history has its memories from where the present generations find inspiration”. This was stated by Rev. Dr. Wati Aier after receiving the A Kevichusa Citizenship Award 2019 (which is conducted annually) here at DIBDL Hall, Don Bosco Campus, on November 30. Rev. Dr. Wati Aier was awarded with A Kevichusa Citizenship Award for his contribution towards the society and being recognized as a Naga hero by the Kevichusa Foundation, as a living treasure of Nagaland and embodiment of true Naga citizenship. Aier stated that A Kevichusa is a legend in the story of the Naga people, and said that it was an honour and a humbling moment for him to receive the A. Kevichusa Citizenship Award 2019. In God’s mission of conflict transformation through the Forum of Naga Reconciliation (FNR), he asserted that Naga Identity needs transformation through forgiveness, healing and peace. He also maintained that FNR was a col-

L.T. Jeyachandran, Rev. Dr. Wati Aier and members of the Kevichusa Foundation during the programme.

lective ministry of young and older Nagas, collectively believing there was no future without forgiveness. He also encouraged the gathering to immediately shun away with the fallacy of thinking that seeking forgiveness was a sign of weakness. Rather, he held that forgiveness should be the greatest power of the Nagas at this hour. He further maintained that by not forgiving, they are destroying the things (future) they all wanted.

Professing that he had been in multiple times influenced a lot by his own students, the recipient opined that young people were much well informed and that elder generation should be promoting and learning from the young minds, and sincerely being proud of them, rather than being insecure on their thoughts. Delivering the annual Chalie Kevichusa Memorial Lecture, former executive director, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

(Asia-Pacific) Ltd, L T Jeyachandran, dwelt on the importance of otherness. He maintained that unity was possible only through otherness, without which we would have only uniformity. He asserted that there was very big difference between unity and uniformity, to the fact that uniformity meant thinking and reasoning alike, but unity meant being together in spite of our differences. Emphasizing his lec-

ture on a biblical note, he opined in the being of God and that there is certain otherness in the being of God. Concluding his lecture, he stated that it was the otherness which makes life more meaningful. The A Kevichusa Memorial award and the annual Chalie Kevichusa Memorial Lecture are instituted by A Kevichusa Foundation, a charitable foundation, established in the name of A Kevichusa.

Nagaland Post, Dimapur SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019

KVK Peren conducts one day training DIMAPUR: One day training programme for extension functionaries on “important foodborne zoonotic diseases and their prevention” was conducted by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Peren, ICAR RC for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre, Jalukie on November 15 at Krishi Vigyan Kendra Peren Office. A press release by Krishi Vigyan Kendra Peren stated that the aim of the training was to provide the participants about the importance of foodborne zoonotic diseases and their preventive measures. During the technical session, course coordinator and head in-charge, Dr. L. Babita Devi, explained in detail about the important foodborne zoonotic diseases, their diagnosis and control measures. The participants were also highlighted about the safety regulations and Acts related to food safety. Lecture on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and its importance in the production of safer food, was also given to the participants.

news in Brief FCS informs: Department of Food and Civil Supplies (FCS), has informed all FPS/village councils of Kohima Centre, that PHH and AAY food-grains, will be released from December 2 onwards between 10: 30 am to 4 pm. It therefore requested concerned FPS/village councils to collect their respective quota within the stipulated period. For Kezocha Circle Villages and Merema, Tsiese Basa & Bawe, Thizama & Rusoma on December 2, Jakha Circle Villages, on December 3, Kohima Sadar and Secu circle Villages, on December 4, Kohima Town FPS, ward 1-10, on December 5 and Kohima Town FPS, ward 11-19 on December 6. All concerned FPS/village councils have been directed to note the scheduled dates and collect their respective quota accordingly. IGNOU term end examination: Term end examination for December, 2019 of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) would commence on December 2. The hall ticket is available on IGNOU website www. Free check-up in Kohima: Beautiful Minds Centre for Child Development in collaboration with Optical Illusions Eye Clinic and Clarity Speech & Hearing Clinic would be conducting free check up for vision, speech and hearing on December 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Beautiful Minds Centre for Child Development, opposite Lozi Hyundai, High school, Kohima. For enquiries one has been asked to contact at 8730967524. Lost and found: A ladies bag/purse has been found at Billy Graham road, Kohima. An ATM with the name Dziesebeizo Angami was found along with other belongings. Rightful owner has been asked to contact 8837406153 / 8119825417. KSU special tutorial: Konyak Students’ Union (KSU) in collaboration with Eastern Naga Students’ Federation will be organising “special tuition for HSLC 201920” sponsored by Department of under Developed Areas (DUDA) under the theme, “achieving excellence together” at seven Coaching Centers across Mon. All the students who are appearing the upcoming HSLC examination from Government Higher Secondary and High Schools under Mon district will be eligible for the same.

Zhaleo calls on Smriti Irani Hushili inaugurates Naga organic pavilion

(L-R) Zhaleo Rio, Smriti Irani and Zaputuo Lhoungu.

DIMAPUR: Advisor, sericulture, excise & minority affairs, Zhaleo Rio called upon Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Irani on November 25 and discussed North East Region Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS) among other issues. A press release by press secretary to the advisor informed that Zhaleo appreciated the union minister for sanctioning five sericulture developmental projects to Nagaland since 2014-15 to 2018-19 under NERTPS. The advisor informed that approximately 18,000 families have been identified as “sericulturists” in Nagaland and of which, about 5000 farmers have been assisted.

Asserting that there are still thousands of identified sericulturists in dire need of assistance, Zhaleo requested Irani to consider those project proposals under submission to the Ministry under NERTPS (2019-20). He also requested for extension of NERTPS program for north eastern states particularly Nagaland, which is a resource crunch state. The release informed that the Union Minister assured to help the state in all possible ways and also expressed optimism on continuation of NEPTRS program. The Advisor was accompanied by OSD, Zaputuo Lhoungu and other department officials.

DIMAPUR: APC & principal secretary to the government of Nagaland, department of agriculture, N. Hushili Sema inaugurated Naga Organic Pavilion at Hortiscape, Naga Heritage Village, Kisama on November 28. A press release by the department stated that director of horticulture, Dr. R. Elithung Lotha gave a brief highlight of the creation of the “Naga organic pavilion” at the Hortiscape, Kisama. He said the pavilion was created with an objective to provide facilities for showcasing the organic produces and items of the state and to provide direct

business opportunity to the state’s organic producers with visiting national and international buyers through buyers to buyers and buyers to sellers meets and interactions, especially during the Hornbill Festival. Addressing the gathering, Hushili Sema said the concept of creating the pavilion was a unanimous decision between the department of agriculture and the department of horticulture and was taken up under RKVY-RAFTAAR, keeping in mind the potential of the State for organic production and given the fact that the state was encouraging organic farming

under Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North-East Region (MOVCD-NER). She expressed appreciation to the officers of the department of horticulture for their efforts, hard work and dedication. She further advised the departments to conduct year round activities at the organic pavilion for the benefit of the farming community and to create a quality image of Naga organic suppliers and their products and connect them to high-end markets while also educating the farmers on market dynamics, costing of produces and packaging.

Hornbill couple captured inside the Mini zoo, Kohima at Gasie, just below High School Junction in Kohima as the state begin to celebrate the Hornbill Festival from December 1-10. ‘R Belho Wildlife Breeding Home’ is a safe haven for many species of birds and wildlife ranging from deer to hornbills owned by sixty-three-year-old Ruvuotuo Belho, a hunter turn protector of the wild animals. The ‘mini zoo’ is kept open on all Saturdays and Sundays. (NP)

Diethono Nakhro urges state govt to hear the voice of PwDs Correspondent

KOHIMA, Nov 30 (NPN): State Commissioner for Persons with Disability (PwDs) Director, Diethono Nakhro had been fighting for the PwDs in the state for some time now and hoped that the government hear the voice of the PwDs at the earliest. Speaking to this correspondence, she mentioned that the PwDs had been rejected and neglected for so long and it is high time to take this stigma out in the minds of both the government and public. The 4% reservation for Persons with Disability in

government jobs has already been notified in August this year. This is an increase from the earlier 3%. She stated that all the related details are currently being worked out, such as identification of jobs in all the departments, including the NPSC. She said an expert committee has been formed to take care of these things and they have met several times, editing, correcting, cross checking and so on and are now in the final phase and are hopeful that all the related details for job reservation will be in place in the next couple of weeks.

Nakhro also added that the departments need not have to be worried of losing their placements to the PwDs as many of them will not have the required qualifications or degree because we had always neglected the education of a disabled person from the start, be it the family or the public. They see disability as a taboo, leading to social anxiety, she pointed out that many families tend to hide their children with disabilities. We should all break this stigma and come out to raise our voice for these people and also hear their voices, she stated.

Though we do not have an updated database for the latest total number of the person living with disability in Nagaland, I believe the inauguration of UDID app will help identify the different disabilities and help those in need, Nakhro added. Commenting on the schools for the special disabled person, she said that all teachers also need to be trained in spite of being a private or government school; all teachers must be educated and a lot of training must be organised. She asserted that many people do not understand the differ-

ent kinds of disabilities, and informed there is a disability of learning too where many schools and parents do not get it and put the blame on the students. She said they will also be keeping checks on the schools to stop creating discrimination for them and help them grow. Unless a person is disturbing or creating problems for the society or other students, it should not be a problem to attend any schools, she stated. She also encouraged and requested parents and family members to stop hiding their children with disability and appealed to

come forward and give them education or send them to special needs schools and give them a sociable life which will help them grow and they should not look at disability as taboo. Nakhro also mentioned that with the help of the then government, she is able to achieve many things and help many of the persons with disability but she hopes more cooperation from the public and government to encourage the disabilities with their rights and hear their voice. She urged all departments to hear their voices and give them the 4 % reservation.

FSOs inspect hotels, restaurants in Dimapur DIMAPUR: In view of the Hornbill festival and festive season approaching and as per higher authority directive, Food Safety Officials (FSOs) under CMO Dimapur inspected hotels and restaurants in and around Dimapur. A press release by food safety officer informed that of inspection, some hotels and restaurants were found not in possession of Food Safety Licence/Registration. The release informed that “hygiene compliance” had to be followed for the “premises and personal” in some hotels and restaurants. An Improvement Notice under Section 30 (2) of Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 will be issued to the Food Business Operators for compliance under Food Safety norms. K Y M C



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Nagaland Post, Dimapur SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019

DC Kiphire and REC official after signing the MOA. (NP)

Correspondent KIPHIRE, NOV 30: Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has assured financial assistance to Kiphire, one of the 115 aspirational districts for transforming Health & School Education and providing residential facility to staff. REC Limited, a Government of India Navratna Enterprise, assured financial assistance of Rs 9.66 crore under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. The assistance would support education to 20 to 30 selected candidates from Kiphire district to learn paramedical studies and serve the district, provides two doctors and 15 nurses to

improve Maternal and Child Health care and to improve antenatal care, which is one of the lowest in the country. Six vaccine storage facilities will be provided in Kiphire District Hospital, Amahator PHC, Sitimi PHC, Likhimo PHC and Pungro Community Health Centre. The project also supports construction/ renovation/repair of 25 dilapidated government school buildings. Smart class rooms for 15 schools will be piloted and teachers will be trained in using these tools. The financial assistance will be provided to construct 19 residential facilities for medical staff at Kiphire Sadar, Pungro, Seyochung Sitimi. Another 22 for education staff will be con-

structed in Kiphire, Pungro and Seyochung. There is no accommodation otherwise available in these locations and these residential facilities will help staff to stay in the place of posting and provide timely medical services to the people and quality education to the students. The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) in this regard was executed between REC Foundation and DC, Kiphire, on November 29. CEO, REC Foundation, Dr. S N Srinivas and Deputy Commissioner, Kiphire, Sarita Yadav signed the MoA in the presence of S K Gupta, Director – Technical and Ajoy Choudhury, ED (Finance & CSR), REC Limited.

Information related to Hornbill Festival

DIMAPUR: As Hornbill Festival commences Sunday, various government departments and agencies have issued directives/information for tourists and general public. NST: In view of the Hornbill festival, Nagaland State Transport (NST) has informed that it has arranged passengers’ bus transport to facilitate the visiting tourist with effect from December 1. NST informed that the bus service will be as follows: Dimapur Airport to Kohima, 2 p.m. departure (daily service) and Dimapur Airport to Dimapur NST Bus Station/Taxi Parking, 2 p.m. departure (daily service). Tickers will be made available at the Airport, NST Helicopter Service. N B DA : N a g a l a n d B a m b o o D eve l o p m e n t Agency (NBDA) will be organising “Hornbill Bamboo Carnival” on December 6-8 at Nagaland Bamboo Resource Centre, Dimapur.

DDGWTU directs Dimapur: Dimapur District Garage Welfare Trade Union (DDGWTU) has directed all its registered workshops to put up Christmas decorations by December 1.

AKM’s second book on its fight against IBIs released in Mokokchung

The two authors of the book (standing from left), AKM president, Imkongwati and Meyionen Jamir after the release on Saturday. (NP)

Correspondent Mokokchung, Nov 30: The Ao Students’ Conference (AKM) has in its fight against Illegal Bangladeshi Immigrants (IBIs) published another book titled “The Persistent Voice – A Students’ quest for SelfPreservation” which was released on November 30 at the conference hall of Hotel Whispering Winds, Mokokchung. The book was authored by Aso Imsong and Long rangty Longchar. The book was released by president Kohima Ao Officers Union (KAOT), Meyionen Jamir. In his address, the president KAOT congratulated the AKM for the achievement by way of

publishing the second book based on the initiative of “Survival 2007”, a fight against Illegal Bangladeshi Immigrants. The president also acknowledged the two authors for their services rendered. Jamir urged the Aos to keep the focus and strive on until the goal is achieved in their fight against Illegal Bangladeshi Immigrants. He further expressed hopes that the AKM as an organization will go a long way in the fight against Illegal Bangladeshi Immigrants for the benefit of the society. Meanwhile, at the release programme, Department of Geography, Nagaland University Lumami, Professor Lanusashi Longkumer, gave an in-depth

analysis about IBIs and its impact on the north eastern region of India. The book “The Persistent Voice – A Students’ quest for Self-Preservation” deals with the issue of illegal immigrants in the state and the entire north east India from the Ao societal perspective using geo-politics as a prism while the first book “The Breached Walls” centred around the Survival Mokokchung campaign of the AKM within Mokokchung district. The book will also try to focus and imagine on the future of Mokokchung in the context of illegal immigrants for which the authors have taken the liberty to express their own views, opinions and analysis too.

Pineapple Festival held at Molvom Bio village 33rd NE Orthopaedic Surgeons’ conference held in Kohima

Zhou Zejiang and others after unveiling NOK Pineapple Fest 2019 at Molvom on Saturday. (DIPR)

DIMAPUR: Sponsored by the Government of Nagaland and Nagaland Organic Konnect, the pineapple festival was held at Molvom Bio village on November 30 as part of Asia Organic Youth Forum. Gracing the pineapple festival, Advisor, Department of Horticulture, Mhathung Yanthan said that people will come to know about the Molvom pineapples through the festival which shows Nagaland progressing in the organic world. He lauded the villagers for their sincerity and hard work and also for motivating pineapple growers and also encouraged them to put more

effort in sensitizing the people for marketing the products and also urged the Horticulture department to come forward in advertising the products. Molvom produces 20 Metric tonnes of pineapple which is a great achievement and also resolved to help the farmers in all possible ways in implementation of government programme and schemes. He requested the youngsters to make best use of the rich natural resources. President NOK, professor Akali Sema briefed on cultivation and production of Molvom pineapple. A brief remark on the his-

tory of Molvom pineapple was also given by Gaonbura, Molvom village, Alei Letjahao. President of IFOAM Asia Zhuo Zejiang also spoke in the programme. SASRD University, delegates from India and abroad China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Polland, Indonesia, Austria, Philippines and officials, resource person attended the festival. Zhou Zejiang also unveiled the NOK Pineapple Fest 2019 at Molvom in the presence of Mhathung Yanthan. Delegates visited Molvom villages and pineapple farms and also interacted with pineapple farmers.

DIMAPUR: The 3rd North East Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Conference (NEOSCON), which started on November 29 culminated on November 30 at Capital Convention Centre, Kohima, under the theme “Trauma in Orthopaedics”. The event was organised by the Nagaland Orthopaedic under the ages of the North East Region Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Association (NEROSA). According to DIPR report, NEOSCON which started in 1986 is the mother of all gatherings of NE Orthopods which is organised by the various statewise Orthopaedics societies of the eight NE States on rational basis under the aegis of NEROSA. It is the conference where all NEOSCON members look forward to in order to refresh and update one’s knowledge and rekindle the close ties that the states share with each other. It is the third NEOSCON held in Kohima so far. Advisor, Urban Development and Municipalities Affairs, Government of Nagaland (GoN), Dr. Neikiesalie Kire in his inaugural address shared his experiences and encouraged the young doctors to get to know one another and share knowledge and experiences. Kire mentioned that punc-

Dr. Neikiesalie Kire and other officials releasing the souvenir during the 33rd NEOSCON at Capital Convention Centre, Kohima November 30. (DIPR)

tuality is something that he always insisted upon and follow in his daily life. A medical professional’s punctuality is a must and should be strictly followed. He urged the doctors to take extra step sometimes for the patients’ sake because the sacrifices, kindness and responsibility towards the patients will never go unrewarded, he added. He concluded by appreciating the delegates and appealed to them to stay back some days to enjoy the hornbill festival and get to know more about

HIV still continues to spread through sexual routes: Mere Correspondent KOHIMA, NOV 30 (NPN): Despite efforts taken by key organizations and NGOs to create awareness on HIV&AIDS, director Kripa Foundation Nagaland, Abou Mere lamented that HIV still continue to spread through sexual routes. Speaking on the occasion of “World AIDS Day” prelude programme organised by Kripa Foundation Nagaland and Kohima Users Network here, Mere also highlighted about frequent shortage of critical lifesaving ART medication. Mere also pointed out that Nagaland was still yet to have a viral load testing machine for monitoring viral load and quality management system (QMS) to determine treatment regime. He said that there should be no room for complacency, and called upon the people of the state to continue and address such issues at the earliest. Mere also impressed upon National State AIDS Control Society (NSACS) and the state government K Y M C

Abou Mere and others at the World AIDS Day prelude programme at Kripa Foundation D’Block DIC on November 30. (NP)

focus on investing in evidence-based interventions that can accelerate strategies to promote and protect the rights to health and improve quality of life across the state. “Challenges in living conditions, hard-toaccess health facilities and services cause many of the key population, who live in far-flung rural areas, to be deprived of their right to health and quality treatment,” stated Mere. While mentioning that funds for HIV prevention and treatment through NACO, Government of India, was insufficient to

sustain these critical lifesaving programmes, Mere also expressed dismay that the PDA government discontinued the Nagaland Legislators’ For um on AIDS (NLFA), the only source of state government funding and opportunity for political action with regard to the HIV programme. This, Mere was apprehensive may directly hamper the state’s ability to control the increasing new HIV cases among the general population. “At this crucial juncture, cutting funds and reduction

of political will and action will cause serious setbacks to the HIV programme, posing a threat to public health response that has the potential to undermine the hard won gains that Nagaland has achieved” he added. Towards this end, Mere on behalf of civil societies and key populations appealed the chief minister and legislators to reconsider their decision and continue to support the HIV&AIDS programme with a new strategic plan and an implementable action model.

Speaking as the guest speaker, Nagaland Press Association president H. Chishi, viewed that community response to HIV & AIDS must be incorporated into state and national AIDS plans, right from planning and budgeting phases, to the execution, monitoring and evaluation phases. Also outlining the role of the Church to address this problem, Chishi opined that the Church’s response to the challenge of HIV & AIDS must come from its deepest theological convictions about the nature of creation, the steadfast faithfulness of God’s love, the nature of the body of Christ and the reality of Christian hope. Meanwhile, the World AIDS day under the theme “Communities make the difference” will be held at Hotel Japfü, Kohima on December 1 at 1 p.m. with Health & Family Welfare principal director, Dr. Vizolie Z. Suokhrie as special guest. The programme will be organized by NSACS along with its partner NGOs and development partners.

the rich culture and tradition of Nagas and carry back home fond memories of Nagaland. Principal Director, Health & Family Welfare, GoN, Dr. Vikeyie Losu speaking as guest of honour, maintained that way back in his days there was limited medicine & facility but now things have changed and the medicine has taken a leap to relieve pain and suffering of humanity. He also pointed out that the health planners are taking an active part in identifying the health needs of the society, suggesting the preventive steps

and preparing to provide optimum care. The programme highlights included, welcome address by organizing chairman, Dr. Neikhrielie Khimiao; NEROSA presidential address was delivered by Dr. I. I. Singh; NEROSA secretary report was presented by Dr. Chinmoy Das; song presentation by School of Nursing, Kohima, while vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Gwalozu Thong. Earlier, souvenir was released by Dr. Neikiesalie Kire. Altogether, 116 delegates attended the twoday conference.

Kohima district administration carries out additional eviction drive

DIMAPUR: In continuation with the eviction drive carried out along the National Highway-29 on November 26 and 27, Kohima district administration along with Police and KMC on November 30 carried out an additional eviction drive along the highway starting from Classic Island towards Kisama. According to DIPR report, the district administration had earlier issued a seven day notice to remove all the obstruction materials along the roadside/ highway in view of the forthcoming Hornbill Festival celebration. However, it has observed that after the twoday eviction drive, some obstructions were still found lying unattended along the roadside which compelled the district administration had to carry out the drive again. During the drive, bamboo, temporar y market sheds on the roadside and water pipelines still hanging across the road were

Kohima District Administration along with Police and KMC carrying out eviction drive along the highway. (DIPR)

removed. flow of traffic and pedesThe eviction drive trian movement along the was carried out to ease the road/highway.





NEW DELHI, NOV 30: Meghalaya gover nment along with various political parties and leaders of different civil society groups on Saturday submitted joint resolution to Home Minister Amit Shah opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 in the State. Sangma submitted the letter to Shah during the consultative meeting with leaders of political parties, students bodies and civil society groups of Meghalaya on the contentious bill which is opposed by cross sections of the society in the North Eastern region. The bill seeks to remove hurdles in the way of eligible migrants from six minority groups from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan from getting Indian citizenship. The BJP-led NDA government had introduced the bill in its previous tenure but could not push it through due to vehement protests by opposition parties and it

Conrad Sangma (File)

lapsed following the dissolution of the last Lok Sabha. The Bill is expected to be passed in the ongoing winter session of Parliament. In a letter to Shah, chief minister Conrad Sangma said the stakeholders comprising of the representatives of the state government, political parties, autonomous district council, civil society groups, met on Friday and Saturday here resolved to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the State. The letter signed by Sangma, Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone

COCOMI demands Spl Assembly


IMPHAL, NOV 30: Coordination Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) on Saturday reiterated its demand for summoning a special session of the Manipur Legislative Assembly on or before December 10. COCOMI had also resolved to continue the ongoing public alert movement to protect the unity and territorial integrity of the state against the backdrop of the final Naga solution. According to the state-


ment issued after the meeting, the public convention resolved to oppose the Centre from creating any kind of autonomous territorial council in Manipur based on ethnic lines, in the event of the final Naga political solution. COCOMI pointed out that the decision of the state government to commence the winter session of the state Assembly from December 18 was not only against the resolution of the public convention but also to sidelined the wishes of the people.

Tynsong, Agriculture Minister Banteidor Lyngdoh, Khasi Student’s Union, Hynniewtre p National Youth Front among others also urged the Home Minister to accept the resolution in the interest of the people of Meghalaya. Meanwhile, the North East Student's Organisation (NESO) led by its Chairman Samuel Jyrwa said that the apex student’s body of the indigenous student groups across the seven Northeastern states has voiced their strong opposition to the proposed amendment bill. “We oppose the objective of the Bill and it should not be adopted by Parliament under any circumstances. The Bill is again an attempt to impose the burden of the post-1971 Hindu Bangladeshis in the entire North East region which is not justified to say the least and North East is not a dumping ground for illegal Bangladeshis and to us... a foreigner is a foreigner irrespective of his religion," Jyrwa said.

Guwahati, Nov 30 (PTI): A total of 107 people have been killed in witchhunting incidents in Assam since 2011, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary informed the state Assembly on Saturday. Eighty-four people have died due to witchhunting from 2011 till May 2016 while 23 more lives were lost to it till October this year since the BJP-led government came to power in the state, he said in response to a written question by Congress legislator Nandita Das. The state government had notified the Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Act, 2015 in October last year and is carrying out awareness drives against

the superstitious belief, Patowary said on behalf of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who holds the Home portfolio. Patowar y told the House that Kokrajhar, Chirang and Udalguri districts under the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) jurisdiction have recorded the highest number of witchhunting deaths at 22, 19 and 11 respectively. Nine deaths were reported in Biswanath, seven in Goalpara, six each in Nagaon and Tinsukia and four each in Karbi Anglong and Majuli districts, he said. Of the 23 persons who died in the state due to witch- hunting since May 2016, 12 were men and 11 women, the minister added.

No proof of infiltration during NRC updation in Assam: BSF

Guwahati, Nov 30 (PTI): The Border Security orce (BSF) on Saturday said there had been no proof of infiltration from Bangladesh during the NRC updation process in Assam. The border guards had intensified patrolling along the IndiaBangladesh border in the state during the updation process of the National Register of Citizens, BSF Guwahati Frontier Inspector General Piyush Mordia said. “We had increased alertness so that infiltrators do not come in and we do not have any proof that there has been infiltration from the neighbouring country during the (NRC) updation process,” BSF Guwahati Frontier Inspector General Piyush Mordia said. The updated final NRC, which validates Shillong, Nov 30 (PTI): A fish species has been bonafide Indian citizens discovered in Meghalaya’s West Khasi Hills district, of- of Assam, was released on August 31 this year, with ficials said on Saturday. The fish species, that has a scientific name Schistura the authority conducting syngkai, was discovered at Twahdidoh stream, a tributary of Wahblei river, by a team of scientists led by Prof Khlur Mukhim of Shillong’s Lady Keane College, they said.

Fish species discovered in M’laya

the exercise shutting out the citizenship claims of over 19 lakh applicants. The border guards apprehended 27 Bangladeshi nationals and 185 Indians during the last one year in the Guwahati Frontier sector for infiltration attempts and most of them were involved in cattle smuggling, he said on the eve of BSF’s Raising Day. Mordia also said twelve Bangladeshi migrant labourers were held and 17,344 cattle heads were seized in the Guwahati Frontier sector, which comprises Dhubri and South Salmara districts in Assam and Cooch Behar in West Bengal. The BSF personnel also seized dr ugs and contrabands which along with the cattle heads were worth Rs 13 crore, he said. “The major threat includes infiltration as well as exfiltration by illegal migrants, fundamentalists

and insurgents, smuggling of cattle, arms, drugs and contraband items and theft by Bangladeshi miscreants”, Mordia said. BSF has taken the initiative of erecting fence along the entire 509 km India-Bangladesh border under the Guwahati Frontier but there are stretches which are difficult to be covered by physical fencing, he said. A decision was taken to install electronic gadgets or the border electronically dominated quick interception team (BOLD-QIT) on these gaps to curb all crossborder crimes, other activities, he said.





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Meghalaya CM, NESO voices opposition to CAB

Assam: 107 people killed in witch-hunting since 2011

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Hyderabad gang rape: accused in judicial custody

Police personnel at the spot where the charred body of the victim was dumped.

Hyderabad, Nov 30 (IANS): A magistrate in Telangana’s Shadnagar town sent all four accused in the in gruesome gangrape and murder of a woman veterinarian to judicial custody for 14 days. Mandal Executive Magistrate passed the orders at Shadnagar police station as the accused could not be produced in fast-track court at Mahabubnagar due to non-availability of the judge and also because of tense situation outside the police station. Accused Mohammed Arif, Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu, Jollu Shiva and Jollu Naveen are likely to be shifted to Mahabubnagar jail. Earlier, three doctors of a government hospital were also brought to the police station as the angry protests by citizens in front of the police station demanding death for the accused created tension.

After repeated requests by officials failed to pacify the crowd, the police resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the protestors. The magistrate was brought to the police station from the back door. Demanding that the accused be publicly hanged, citizens were staging protest at the police station since morning. Raising slogans of “we want justice”, angry local residents, members of women’s groups and students squatted in front of the police station in the town, about 50 km from Hyderabad. They were demanding that the accused be hanged immediately without inquiry and trial. Some protestors said these criminals had no place in the society and hence they should be killed. Police tightened the security and deployed additional force around the police station to prevent

violence. The 25-year-old veterinarian was gangraped and killed allegedly by two truck drivers and two cleaners near a toll plaza on Outer Ring Road (ORR) at Shamshabad on the outskirts of Hyderabad on the night of Wednesday. They later shifted the body to a place near Shadnagar town and set it afire. The charred body of the victim was found the next day. Cyberabad police on Friday night announced the arrest of the four accused, who allegedly trapped the victim by deflating a tyre of a scooty parked near the toll plaza. The accused, two truck drivers and two cleaners, hail from Narayanpet district of Telangana. Police took the accused to crime scenes on Friday night to reconstruct the crime and record their statements. It is likely to seek custody of the accused for further questioning.

NIA raids 2 locations in Tamil Nadu in IS Daish module case Chennai/New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS): National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday carried out searches at two locations in connection with a case earlier this year regarding an alleged conspiracy by the Islamic State (IS) Daish module in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. An NIA spokesperson in Delhi said that the antiterror probe agency carried out searches at two locations, one each in Thanjavur district and Tiruchirapalli city of Tamil Nadu based on warrants issued by NIA Special Court(Ernakulam). The official said that during searches at the houses of two associates of the arrested accused persons, namely Alavudeen, a resident of Thanjavur and S. Sarfudeen resident of Tiruchirapalli. The agency seized several documents including two laptops, six mobile phones, eleven SIM cards, one pen drive, one hard disc, one memory card, five CDs/ DVDs, one axe besides from their premises, which will be submitted to the NIA Special Court. The digital devices will be sent for the forensic examination. “The suspects are being examined to ascertain their association with the arrested accused persons besides their involvement in any unlawful activity, intended at furthering the objectives of ISIS/ Daish,” the spokesperson added.

The NIA has registered the case taking suo-motu on May 30 this year against six accused persons from Coimbatore, based on the information that the accused persons and their associates have been propagating the ideology of the proscribed terrorist organization ISIS/ Daish on social media with the intention of recruiting vulnerable youth into the ISIS/ Daish and carrying out terrorist attacks in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The official said that it was learnt that some of the accused persons and their associates were following the Sri Lankan ISIS/ Daish leader Zahran Hashim and his associates, over social media, with the intention of furthering the objectives of the ISIS/ Daish in India. Earlier, the NIA has carried out searches on June 12, at the houses of six accused persons in Coimbatore and based on the incriminating facts revealed, two accused Mohammed Azarudheen and Shiek Hidayathulla were arrested. According to NIA officials, Azarudeen, alleged head of the IS Tamil Nadu module was a Facebook friend of Zahran Hashim, one of the suicide bombers in the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka in April this year.


Activists hail CM Uddhav Thackeray for halting work at Aarey car shed

M U M BA I , N OV 3 0 (AGENCIES): The activists, who had been at loggerheads with former Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, applauded the new chief minister’s order to halt work at Aarey metro car shed, reports India Today news portal. “I have ordered to stop the work of the Aarey metro car shed project today. The Metro work will not stop but till the next decision, not a single leaf of Aarey will be cut,” said the chief minister while addressing a press conference after taking charge of his new office on the sixth floor of the Mantralay. Bombay high court on October 4 had refused to declare Aarey Colony a forest and had declined to quash the Mumbai municipal corporation’s decision to allow felling of over 2,600 trees in the green zone to set up a metro car shed. Hours after the court gave a go-ahead, trees were cut at night, fueling outrage and protests. Re f e r r i n g t o t h i s, Thackeray said, “I will not allow a culture where trees are cut overnight.” NCP MP Supriya Sule tweeted: “Thank you Govt of Maharashtra on stopping the further erosion of ground cover at Aarey.

Whilst we are all supportive of developmental issues, the same cannot be done at the cost of the environment. Let us all collectively work towards a solution where development and the environment can exist together in harmony.” Save Aarey campaign had started in 2013, but it found momentum after 2016. Zoru Bathena has filed several petitions in the matter said, “Extremely pleased with the CM’s decision. Do hope they will now declare Aarey forest and protect it for our future generations.” Amrita Bhattacharjee, another activist associated with the Save Aarey campaign since 2015, said, “A huge thanks to our young force. They brought fresh energy to the movement and made a big impact. Today, this movement is driven by our young members.” Dayanand Stalin of the NGO Vanshakti, which is one of the petitioners in the case against the construction of the metro car shed, said, “I really want to thank Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress and especially CM Uddhav Thackeray and Aditya Thackeray. This reinforces our believe that if the government wants to save trees it can do it and

that development and environment protection both can be done at the same time. Fadnavis government had been blackmailing everyone when they said that if metro is to be made then Aarey has to be sacrificed. This can set an example to show that Aarey can be saved while the metro will also be made.” Senior advocate Rakesh Singh, who was representing Shiv Sena leader Yashwant Jadhav in the Bombay high court, remembers the time when he had addressed the bench headed by Chief Justice and had just started to argue when he was abruptly stopped. “The petitions were quite voluminous and so I had prepared a two-page synopsis for October 1 hearing. I had just said that my clients are not opposed to the metro but what my clients are opposed to the cutting of Aarey. But the bench got furious and did not even allow me to argue.” As Maharashtra government put a stop to construction in Aarey, Rakesh said. After petitions were thrown out by Bombay high court, petitioners approached the Supreme Court but by then hundreds of trees were chopped by the metro authorities.








Nagaland Post Vol. XXIX NO. 356 Dimapur, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019

Illegal immigrants and Northeast


ith the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) once again dominating headlines, the issue of “illegal immigrants” has once again been catapulted to the fore. As the BJP has made no bones about pushing through the contentious Bill in Parliament despite stiff opposition from many groups in the Northeast, the region is once again witnessing a tumult. So also, have the voices of discontent against the “illegal immigrants”, aka “Bangladeshis”. It’s highly likely that the issue of foreigners in the Northeast will play up to the gallery in the coming days as both proponents of CAB and those opposed to it brace themselves for the face-off. Again, the mass unrest is expected to peak further as the D-day approaches when the Bill is introduced in Parliament. No wonder, seeing the public outrage, the Centre has already struck a conciliatory note by indicating that Sixth Schedule areas and States with ILP will be exempt from the purview of CAB, even as Union Home Minister and BJP national president Amit Shah has started giving audience to stakeholders from the region to elicit their opinions as well as explain New Delhi’s position. He had already toured Mizoram recently. It’s a different matter that groups spearheading the agitation against CAB in the Northeast have trashed the Centre’s outreach initiative and so have many MPs from other parts of the country, particularly from Congress. Actually, the issue of “illegal immigrants” is a common thread that binds together people of the disparate North-eastern States, who are otherwise disunited, besides keeping them perpetually on the edge. However, the States too are clearly caught in a bind with no apparent solution in sight, and no one is seemingly interested in its resolution either. While some groups sustain themselves by constantly raking up the issue of foreigners among the “indigenous” people (in Assam, an entire generation earlier had spent a good part of their lives over the issue with some even making fortunes), on the other end of the spectrum are groups who use it as a tool to buy political affiliation from certain communities by masquerading as their saviour (the rise of All India United Democratic Front led by Badruddin Ajmal in Assam can be attributed to its ability to play on the fears of immigrant Muslims). On the other hand, the state government is more than happy in seeing the issue being kept alive as its helps divert public attention from its otherwise pathetic governance. Now, admitting that there are millions of “illegal immigrants” in the region, what do we do with them? Throwing them out of the country is something that major pressure groups always demand, but will Bangladesh accept these people? Have those spearheading movements against “illegal immigrants” and hitting the streets often ever pondered on these lines? Everyone seems only content in constantly raking it up just to keep the home-fires burning, little realising that it has already burnt many homes. Honestly, the issue has been converted into nothing more than a cash cow that has taken us nowhere, other than throwing up few “leaders”, who play it as per their convenience. High time we get thinking for a solution that helps us out of this quagmire. It’s time to do the do-able so as to bequeath the next generation with a secure future without any baggage of the past.

DailyDevotion “By the Grace of God I Am What I Am”

By the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain… —1 Corinthians 15:10 The way we continually talk about our own inabilities is an insult to our Creator. To complain over our incompetence is to accuse God falsely of having overlooked us. Get into the habit of examining from God’s perspective those things that sound so humble to men. You will be amazed at how unbelievably inappropriate and disrespectful they are to Him. We say things such as, “Oh, I shouldn’t claim to be sanctified; I’m not a saint.” But to say that before God means, “No, Lord, it is impossible for You to save and sanctify me; there are opportunities I have not had and so many imperfections in my brain and body; no, Lord, it isn’t possible.” That may sound wonderfully humble to others, but before God it is an attitude of defiance. Conversely, the things that sound humble before God may sound exactly the opposite to people. To say, “Thank God, I know I am saved and sanctified,” is in God’s eyes the purest expression of humility. It means you have so completely surrendered yourself to God that you know He is true. Never worry about whether what you say sounds humble before others or not. But always be humble before God, and allow Him to be your all in all. There is only one relationship that really matters, and that is your personal relationship to your personal Redeemer and Lord. If you maintain that at all costs, letting everything else go, God will fulfill His purpose through your life. One individual life may be of priceless value to God’s purposes, and yours may be that life.


“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nagaland Post, Dimapur SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019


Message of Nagaland Governor, R.N. Drones can be an innovative career Ravi on the eve of 57th Statehood Day O


y dear Brothers, Sisters and Youth of Nagaland, On the eve of 57th Statehood Day of Nagaland, I extend my warmest greetings and best wishes to all of you. Nagaland is a tribute to the indomitable spirit of our people. It is a tribute to our leaders who toiled under exacting circumstances and secured Nagaland within the constellation of Indian Union with a unique status safeguarding the tradition, customs and culture of its people besides its land and resources. Some of them paid their ultimate sacrifice to achieve it. On this Day, we remember them and their sacrifices and pay our solemn homage to them with a sense of immense humility and utmost gratitude. Friends, today Nagaland is at the cusp of history. A new dawn of a new Nagaland is beckoning us. For this, my sincere thanks and gratitude to the people of Nagaland, the tribal bodies, grass root organizations, Civil Societies and the Church leaders. Now we have the sacred responsibility to build a New Nagaland. A Nagaland where every citizen is free from fear, fear of gun, fear of deprivation, fear of ignorance, fear of disease, fear of lack of opportunities and above all fear of unable to dream big. Such a Nagaland has to be built by all the 2 million people of Nagaland. It cannot be built by government alone. It is possible only through a mass movement in which every citizen is an active partner in this holy enterprise. The new Nagaland has

to be built on a foundation of Rule of Law, Transparency and Accountability; where the Majesty of Law does not discriminate the rich and poor, strong or weak, majority or minority; where governance, be it at the Village or State level is transparent and Accountable. We need to build a culture of Transparency, Accountability and respect for law. A Nagaland where those in the authority discharge their duty in spirit of service. Such a Nagaland will be free from corruption, where citizens will feel empowered and those in authority will be humble, steeped in the spirit of service. Nagaland is blessed with unparallel promising potential – both human and natural. We have to build our precious human resource. They are like uncut diamond. They have to be cut and polished with care. They have to be physically healthy and intellectually at par with the best in the World. I urge upon our health workers including Doctors and Paramedics and our Teachers, especially those serving in the far-flung rural areas to render their service with utmost sense of responsibility. I know that you are working in hard living conditions and I salute your dedication and service. But look at the people you are serving. They are in much worse situation. Their day-to-day life is a tedious struggle. They urgently need your service. I urge upon our youth to take care of their health and be aspirational, even if the present prevailing situation

around you is not adequately conducive. I assure you situation will change soon for the better. Success in today's highly competitive world depends solely on proficiency in useful knowledge. Pursue a career that equips you with useful knowledge, a knowledge that will make you and your family’s lives better. The dominant ethics of a tribal society is its egalitarian character. Unfortunately, now a days, we notice a trend among our people to look down upon those jobs which are in the nature of essential services as infra dig. This is contrary to egalitarian values. It is creating certain undesirable imbalance in the society. We need to restore among us a sense of dignity of labour. We need to harness the enormous natural resources of our State. It is possible with innovation and use of modern Technology. Living conditions of our farmers must improve. They need be given required inputs to be more productive. On this Auspicious Day, which also marks the beginning of a month long celebrations all through the State, starting with Hornbill until Christmas and New Year, I urge upon my brothers, sisters and youth to awake and arise to the beautiful new possibilities for a new Nagaland. With God's blessings, the journey of transforming Nagaland has begun! Together we will make it beautiful! I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Thank You ! Kuknalim ! Jai Hind !

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A commentary on the evolution of a tourism event

“Memory, is the diary that we all carry about with us” Oscar Wilde. ome December, and all roads lead to Kohima, or more precisely to KISAMA, and the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland, which is held annually from 1st to 10th December since 2003. The Festival is now in its 20th year, since its inception in the year 2000, and hopefully, it will witness many more years of milestones, fame and growth. Whether this journey will continue to be as enriching or impoverishing, time is yet to tell. But the fact remains that the “Hornbill Festival of Nagaland”, was conceived as a tourism promotional event and in this context it has served its purpose of opening up Nagaland to the rest of the world. Prior to the Hornbill Festival, Nagaland, as a tourist destination, was almost unknown. When the state (Tourism Department) participated in the International Tourism Borse (ITB) Berlin, in March 1998, and World Tourism Mart (WTM) London, in November 1998 and 1999, and in other domestic/national tourism events, the incognizance about Nagaland was visibly felt. Nagaland, in spite of its rich cultural diversity, beautiful landscape, verdant hills and valleys and salubrious climate, was little known for these assets and strengths. At the most, it was known as a conflict area, with advisories as an unsafe travel destination. Moreover the cumbersome process of the Restricted Area Permit (RAP) for foreigners and the Inner Line Permit (ILP) for domestic travellers, made it less attractive for many. It was therefore strongly felt that a unique selling proposition (USP) be developed to promote Nagaland as a destination, showcas-


ing the cultural mosaic of diverse multi ethnicity of Nagaland in it’s totality. As one travels to different parts of Nagaland, it was observed that the state is replete with its diversity and ethnicity. The Northern districts of Nagaland, are characterised by their log drums and morung culture, while the southern districts has its own unique wood carvings, housing structures and stone pulling ceremonies. The one thing that stands out distinctively, is that, the Nagas are the most artistic and talented people in the entire North East, in so far as bamboo architectural structures/housings, bamboo crafts and weaves, and wood carvings are involved. These aspects, along with the diverse culture, costumes, languages, indigenous tribal festivals, dances and songs and cuisine, all encompasses the total Nagaland. Though each tribal community celebrate their myriad festivals revolving around the agrarian calendar, throughout the year, it was not possible that these can be witnessed by all. It was thus felt that all these elements be showcased in an annual event, to promote Nagaland as a destination, that is unique, ethnic, diverse and enchanting. It was also felt that an event to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland was needed, as at that time, such traditional festivities was almost dwindling with the exception of a few villages, where traditional festivals were still celebrated. Thus the idea of a major event/festival took shape, and while considering an appropriate name for the same, that would be distinctive and exclusive to the state, and after much deliberations, the name ‘Hornbill Festival” emerged as the winner. This was unanimously accepted, as the Hornbill

bird, holds significance in most Naga folklores. The Hornbill feathers, also features in most Naga tribal traditional head gears and is indicative of a “commonness”, amongst the Nagas. It was also felt that naming a festival after a bird which was endemic to Nagaland, would create awareness amongst the people for conserving the diminishing wildlife. The Festival not only witnessed the coming together of all the traditional and tribal aspect of the state, but also saw the convergence of government departments and social organisations in actively supporting and organising the event. The Hornbill Festival was first held in the year 2000, in Khouchiezie, at the Kohima local ground, initially for just five days, and till 2002 it continued in the same location. During this period, the preparation of putting up 16 tribal morungs/huts/structures, display/food stalls, a performing stage etc. (these structures had to be dismantled after every event), allotting stalls, coordinating with various tribal organisations, other agencies and departments was all done in a matter of 10-15 days at a total coast of Rs.25 lakhs annually. Matters of security, water and light connectivity, toilet facilities and maintenance, crowd control and monitoring by the local youth organisation etc. had to be executed and coordinated as well. The issue of selling of the local traditional rice wine during the festival faced strong objections from the churches and was a burning issue then. The day programs of Hornbill Festival, was confined to the traditional dances, songs, sports and food and the sale of local handicrafts etc. The night programs saw the finale of the Miss Nagaland pageant,

fashion shows, and western music competitions etc. Attempts were made to include choir competitions, but due to the lack of response, this was discontinued after the second year. In spite of the tight schedules, constraints in space, and it’s critics, the festival went off well, without any hitches. Nagaland had entered into a Cease Fire Agreement in 1997, and the tension and fear amongst the people still existed in 2000. Understandably, the state was devoid of any forms of entertainments and recreational outlets and night life was non-existent, at that point of time. It was therefore, perhaps, a much needed respite for many to have some form of entertainment and outings. However, instigating social change is never smooth sailing and the initial years of the Hornbill Festival had its fair share of criticisms and disapprovals. But the fact that it has survived and grown in the last 19 years is testimony to the fact that it was appreciated, needed and has stood the test of time. In 2003, the venue of the Hornbill Festival was shifted to its present location at KISAMA – a name coined from the name of the two villages of Kigwema (Ki) and Phesama (SAMA), as the site is between these two villages. Kisama, was initially, the site for the WWII Museum only, but as the place was large enough, and a permanent location for Hornbill Festival was needed, the upper portion of the land was allotted as the venue for the Festival. Preparations for the development of the site, which at that time was a jungle, started in mid October 2003, after the monsoon rains. The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, sanctioned an amount of Rs.3 Crores, for creation of the infrastructures and organis-

ing the festival. In addition to the above amount other departments pooled in for water connectivity, power connection, the road constructions etc. The initial layout comprised of the sitting arena with the central space for the cultural performance, with a podium for the dignitaries. Behind and above this arena, were the various stalls for display and selling of handicrafts and some food stalls. As one enters the arena, on the left are the various tribal morungs/ houses, 17 in total initially, representing all the tribal inhabitants of Nagaland. With just a month and a half for the commencement of the Festival, it was a race against time in setting up the basic infrastructures and preparation of the venue with all the participants. The departmental officers/ staffs, tribal groups, workers and volunteers etc. all worked late into the night in the freezing cold, punctuated with some unexpected challenges. However the comradeship and support from all kept everyone going to meet the deadline. The location of the tribal morungs/houses at

Kisama is in the shape of the map of Nagaland, and each morungs/structures are strategically placed as per the actual locations of the districts in the state. This was done so as to give a sense of direction to the visitors on the geographically location of the different tribes. Most of the structures, such as the main wooden post and the beam, are still in its original state with periodic renovations/ improvements and changes of the thatch roofing materials and bamboos. The log drums in the morungs of the Konyak, Phom, Sangtam, Ao, and the Khiamniungan tribes were originally brought from their respective districts, in 2003, after performing their log pulling ceremonies. These are now vintage items, and care should be taken to preserve these artefacts as heritage displays. The bamboo hall was added in 2004 by the Nagaland Bamboo Mission. Behind this hall is also an open auditorium, which was to be the venue for the musical events. (To be concluded) L.H.Thangi Mannen, (Ex Secretary, Tourism, 19982004)

Reader’s Post

Let’s light up this Christmas


While many shops had put up lighting decorations last year, there were some that did not. I would like to appeal to the relevant authority to make lighting decorations compulsory for Christmas this year. Agreed, there will expenses involved but again Christmas comes just once in a year just like the other festivals. This is the time of the year Dimapur can decorate itself as it heralds the Christmas season. This is the time business establishments can give back to the city by way of decorating their shops. I would also like to appeal to the different colonies in Dimapur to do likewise. It would be nice to see the city bright, colourful and all decked up. John Rengma, Dimapur.

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


Nagaland Post, Dimapur SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019

India, Bhutan to sign 21 new projects

Narendra Modi in a meeting with Foreign Affairs Minister of Japan Toshimitsu Motegi and the Minister of Defence of Japan Taro Kono, in New Delhi, Saturday. (PTI)

ellite and launch of RuPay card in Bhutan. They also recalled the very successful visit to India of Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering in December 2018 and in May 2019. The Foreign Minister of Bhutan, Tandi Dorji had visited India from November 17-23 and held talks with the External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar. The Annual Develop-

First 6 months of govt witnessed reforms: PM

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that his government has completed six months during which India has witnessed “phenomenal reform momentum.” Modi took to social media saying, “From ending of Article 370 to economic reform, productive Parliament to decisive foreign policy, historic steps taken.” He highlighted that his government has cleared Industrial Relations code, slashed corporate tax rates to 22 per cent; 15 per cent for new domestic manufacturing companies. The Prime Minister also stated that the government has approval for strategic disinvestment of the government shareholding in five public sector enterprises

e-Governance... (From p-1) Advisor IT&C, science and technology and NRE, Mmhonlumo Kikon, in his address, said that it is eNaga Summit was one platform where young Nagas could learn a lot from resource persons and experts with vast experience and knowledge. Stating that in today’s world e-Governance and IT was playing a very prominent role in transforming the society, Kikon assured that the state government would do whatever was possible to promote IT culture and digital society to boost state economy and socioeconomic development. Advisor also highlighted some of the initiatives taken up by the IT&C department including Common Online Scholarship Portal for all the scholarship providing departments, Online Inner Line Permit (ILP) and online service for Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC) aspirants. He exuded confidence that the Summit would go a long way in enabling the state to use information technology for better delivery of government services and promote e-Governance and IT culture. Principal secretary IT&C, KD Vizo, chaired the inaugural session.

large and intermediate projects and 359 Small Development Projects (SDPs)/High Impact Community Development Projects (HICPDs) are at various stages of implementation. With Bhutan’s 12th Five Year Plan (2018-2023) entering its second year, the two sides reviewed and expressed satisfaction at the overall progress of the ongoing Project Tied Assistance (PTA) projects, as well as the

Bengaluru, Nov 30 (PTI): CLP leader Siddaramaiah on Saturday claimed that his party will win at least 12 seats, if not all the 15, in the December 5 bypolls and a political change in the state will then be inevitable. The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader also accused the B S Yediyurappa-led BJP government in the state of doing nothing for the flood victims. “We (Congress) are going to win at least 12 seats. No wonder if we win 15 seats. If we win 12 seats, how can the BJP government survive? Yediyurappa has to resign. Then, political change will be inevitable,” Siddaramaiah told reporters at Kokatanur in Athani assembly constituency in Belagavi district. The former chief minister claimed there was a strong undercurrent in the state in favour of the Congress as the people have made up their mind to teach

Siddaramaiah (File)

the defectors a lesson. He was talking to reporters while campaigning for Gajanana Mangasuli, the Congress candidate from Athani. The ruling BJP needs to win at least six seats in the bypolls to 15 constituencies to remain in a majority in the 224-member assembly, which would still have two vacant seats-- Maski and R R Nagar. The Congress-JDS coalition ministry had collapsed in July, following the

rebellion by 17 disqualified MLAs. Among 15 constituencies going to the bypolls, 12 were held by Congress and three by JD(S). The BJP has fielded 13 of the 16 disqualified legislators who joined the party as its candidates from their respective constituencies. To a question on Yediyurappas warning that defamation case will be filed against him for making statements alleging that the disqualified MLAs were bought over by his party, the Congress leader welcomed it saying it will give him an opportunity to expose them. “They (BJP) are afraid of me. Whom should anyone target when they know who is causing them damage? That is why they have to target me. I am ready to face all of them. If the BJP or the JD(S) targets me, then also I am not going to get scared, the former chief minister said.

Jharkhand elections: BJP, Cong workers clash in Daltonganj Pa l a m u (Jhark h and ) , N o v 3 0 (IANS): The Congress and BJP workers clashed at the Koshiyara polling station in Daltonganj Assembly constituency on Saturday during the first phase of voting in the Jharkhand Assembly elections on Saturday. It is alleged that Congress candidate K. N. Tripathi’s convoy was pelted stones by supporters of BJP candidate Alok Chaurasia following which Tripathi take out his pistol. According to the police, “Congress candidate Tripathi had reached the It is alleged that Congress candidate K. N. Tripathi’s convoy was polling booths 72 and 73 in pelted stones by supporters of BJP candidate Alok Chaurasia.

the upgraded middle school at Koshira. Chaurasia’s supporters blocked him from entering the polling station. It is alleged that Chaurasia supporters gheraoed Tripathi and abused his supporters. In order to save himself from the agitated crowd, Tripathi took out his pistol. The area where the incident occurred is considered a stronghold of BJP candidate Alok Chaurasia.” Chaurasia’s supporters became furious at this and drove him away from the spot. They

pelted stones on the convoy. During the attack, Tripathi’s bodyguards somehow managed to save him from the mob. Congress leader K.N. Tripathi told IANS: “Chaurasia supporters tried to kill me. They damaged my car. I somehow managed to get out. I told the Election Commission, senior police and administrative officials about this. To ensure ‘booth capturing’ by the ruling party candidate, home guards have deployed

even at the sensitive polling booths. The administration has helped the ruling party capture at least eight booths in my constituency. “ On the other hand, the BJP leaders alleged that the Congress candidates are waving weapons in public to scare away the voters. BJP spokesperson Pratul Nath Shahdev said: “The Congress seems to have no faith in democracy, but in gun culture. We demand the ECI to take immediate action against him.”



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along with management control. He points out that his government has announced mega bank mergers to improve the health of banking sector and also infused Rs 70,000 crore in the banks for 2019-2020. For farmers, Modi stated that his government extended the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) to all farmers. “It was manifesto promise of the BJP that PM Kisan would be extended to all farmers of India,” he said on social media platform. He said that after forming the government, PM Kisan was extended to all farmers, taking total beneficiaries to 14.5 crore. “Under PM Kisan, farmers receive direct income support of Rs 6,000 per year,” he said. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also took social media to stress that their government has taken significant steps in structural reforms of the country. “Today, we mark the completion of six months of the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government. Several significant steps in structural reforms have been taken in these months. Responses/ interventions addressing the needs of the economy will continue,” the minister said.

ment Cooperation Talks is an important bilateral mechanism to review the entire gamut of India’s development partnership with Bhutan. India has committed assistance of Rs 4,500 Crore for implementation of development projects and Rs 400 Crore for transitional Trade Support Facility during Bhutan’s 12th Five Year Plan (2018 - 2023). Under the 12th 5-Year Plan, 51

SDPs/HICDPs, an MEA statement said. The Bhutanese Foreign Secretary commended India’s role in socio-economic transformation of Bhutan and also highlighted the impact of HICDPs at the grassroots level. India deeply values its privileged partnership with Bhutan. Indian side committed to continue support to Bhutan in its development efforts. The two sides agreed to hold the next Development Cooperation Talks in 2020 in Thimphu on a mutually agreed date. The Annual India-Bhutan Development Cooperation Talks were held in a friendly atmosphere in keeping with the close and friendly ties between the two countries. The Government of India’s commitment to the 12th Plan constitutes about 14.5 per cent of the Plan outlay which is around 38.75 per cent of the capital outlay and 71 per cent of the total external assistance, Bhutanese daily the Kuensel said.

Cong will win at least 12 seats, return to power: Siddaramaiah


New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS): India and close neighbour Bhutan held their 2nd Annual Development Cooperation dialogue here during which the two sides agreed to implement 21 new Project Tied Assistance projects. During the talks, held on Friday, the 21 new PTA projects were agreed upon, in addition to 51 ongoing ones. The Indian delegation was led by T.S. Tirumurti, Secretary (Economic Relations), Ministry of External Affairs and the Bhutanese delegation was led by Kinga Singye, Foreign Secretary of Bhutan. Ruchira Kamboj, Indian Ambassador in Thimphu also attended the talks. Both sides recalled the successful and productive visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bhutan in August 2019 with several significant outcomes which included inauguration of the Mangdhechu Hydroelectric project and Ground Earth Station for South Asia Sat-



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as there is insufficient supply in Delhi,” he added. Agriculture expert Vijay Sardana said that due to improper onion storage in the country, the stock of the previous season was wasted. While the new crop has been destroyed due to the weather. “At present, there is a need to import about 10 lakh tonnes of onions. However, it’s impractical as onions in such a large quantity will not be available abroad,” Sardana said.


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on Friday. Traders said that onion prices are rising due to higher consumption and shorter supply. “The arrival of on-

The central government has decided to import 1.2 lakh tonnes of onions to improve the domestic supply and control prices. Rajendra Sharma, President, Onion Merchant Association and a trader at Azadpur Mandi said that the average daily consumption of onions across the country is around 50,00060,000. So, the import of 1.2 lakh tonnes of onions is equivalent to a two-day consumption. “The increase in the onion prices is natural

The sources also said that no concrete statements have been given yet by bureaucrats, but they have hinted that there was “pressure” on the Trust to transfer provident funds into the accounts of a particular company. Meanwhile, Chairman of the All India Power Engineers Associations, Shailendra Dubey told IANS that senior bureaucrats should be grilled properly by agencies to extract specific information on transferring of funds from Power Employees Trust to DHFL. The employees have the right to know that on whose instruction or pressure their money was deposited with a bankrupt firm, said Shailednra Dubey. “We are still awaiting Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s order on transferring probe from EOW to CBI. “On November 2, CM Yogi stated that government will get the scam investigated by the CBI. However, till now there has been no assurance from the Chief Minister’s Office on transferring the case to the CBI,” said Dubey, who is leading the employees protest against government’s decision of risking employees money by investing their provident fund into a shady company.


New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS): Onions have left customers teary-eyed as prices of the staple continue to soar in the national capital. The onion prices registered yet another hike on Friday. The prices of the staple were four times higher as compared to last year. On Nov 29, 2018, the wholesale prices of onion in Delhi’s Azadpur Mandi were between Rs 2.5/kg16/kg. Whereas, it traded between Rs 20-62.5 per kg

officials questioned two key Chartered Accountants in Lucknow for their role in assisting the company in money laundering. The EOW has gathered evidence to corroborate involvement of brokerage firms in laundering money as these entities were given Rs 65 crore as commission to siphon off money overseas. The ED will now deep dive into overseas operations of DHFL which has been recently declared bankrupt by Reserve Bank of India. Sources said that besides former Principal Secretary (Energy) Alok Kumar, present Union Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agarwal is under the EOW scanner, as well. Senior IAS officer Alok Kumar was recently removed from the post of Principal Secretary (Energy), while Sanjay Agrawal has been reportedly questioned in Delhi by the EOW -- Both these officials, as boss of UP Power Corporation, were also heading the Power Sector employees Trust which violated norms while deciding to invest EPF in a private firm like DHFL. Sources, however, said that Sanjay Agarwal and Alok Kumar have denied any role in transferring EPF money into accounts of controversial firm DHFL.


Onion prices four times higher than last year

LU C K N OW, N OV 3 0 (IANS): Suspecting money laundering in the Rs 4,122 crore Employees Provident Fund (EPF) scam in Uttar Pradesh, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sought documents from the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Uttar Pradesh Police, and it will soon launch a probe into the multi-crore EPF scandal which involves controversial Mumbai firm, Dewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL). Several politicians and senior bureaucrats having close association with DHFL management could be in trouble for violating norms while investing state employees hard earned money in a private company. Top sources in the EOW informed IANS, that FIR relating to the EPF scam has been provided to ED and all incriminating documents relating to the investigation will be handed over to the central agency. “During the course of investigation linkages of 28 brokerage firms with DHFL has come to light. The documents seized by EOW indicate that through these brokerage firms, PF funds of employees (invested by UP Power Sector Employees Trust in DHFL) has been laundered,” said an IPS officer of the UP cadre, adding, “out of 28 firms, 14 firms seem to be suspicious as their addresses could not be verified”. In a bid to unravel the nexus between brokerage firm and DHFL, the EOW


New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS): Subdued consumption trend along with a massive contraction in manufacturing, agriculture and mining activities pulled India’’s GDP growth rate down to 4.5 per cent in the second quarter of 2019-20. Despite a slew of government measures aimed at reviving growth, the Indian economy continued its downward trajectory. The Q2 GDP growth fell to its lowest in 6 years, eliciting sharp reactions from the twitterati. A twitterati on micro blogging site commented, “Nirmala Tai said there is an economic slowdown but there is no recession...Thik usi tarah jaise Heera Thakur Zeher wali kheer kha ke marne wala hi tha but at least uski Abhookh to miti.” A post read, “What will we do with economic growth when there is so much poverty/pollution/ blah people are now greatly concerned about falling GDP growth. Lulz. They had assumed - just like Modi and his acolytes - that India will keep growing for ever and the only concern now was redistribution.” “GDP growth falls below the 5% to 4.5%, the lowest since March 2013. Minammaa, ARam hai na! Sambhaal lega ji!” added another. A user remarked, #EconomicSlowdown becomes worse thanks to Modi Govt’’s stupidity & incompetence...Remember that Govt has manipulated data according to many economists, real growth might be around 1-2% only!.”


six months of the current government though part of the April-June quarter fell into the last government duration which was also the NDA government. Former RBI Governor and noted economist C Rangarajan has said the 5-trillion dollar target simply out of question by 2025 at the current growth rate. While the first quarter growth slipped to a sixyear low of 5 per cent, the second quarter growth has now further slipped to 4.5 per cent now. Even RBI has lowered its growth full year forecast in two months to 6.1 per cent in its October policy review. As on steps, Sitharaman slashed the corporate tax rate to 22 per cent from 30 per cent for existing companies, and to 15 per cent from 25 per cent for new manufacturing companies. Including a surcharge and cess, the effective tax rate for existing companies would now come down to 25.17 per cent from 35 per cent which involved an outgo of Rs 1.45 lakh crore. Companies can opt for the higher tax rates or the new ones. The government also

the government. On the mega merger of 10 PSU banks which was also a marquee announcement in these six months, the mergers have been moving on with various approvals to start new structures as on April 1, 2020. The PSU Banks have also been capitalised with Rs 55,250 crore bonds. However, Credit growth to the industry decelerated marginally to 3.4 per cent in October 2019, from 3.7 per cent in October 2018, according to the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) sectoral deployment of credit data. The government has also gone some steps towards meeting the huge disinvestment target where it took decisions on privatising BPCL,Concor and SCI along with the decision to pare stakes below 51 per cent without losing PSU characteristics. Advisors has been appointed for BPCL and on Air India privatisation, roadshows have been held. The success of both these divestment exercises are crucial to the meeting of target and also providing revenues to the government which is likely to face shortfall on account of tax revenues. The CGA data showed that the government’s revenue receipts during the April-October period of 2019-20 rose to 46.2 per cent of the Budget Estimate as compared to 45.7 per cent in the corresponding period last year.


Nirmala Sitharaman (File)

brought changes in IBC where now NBFCs With Rs 500 Crore Assets Can Go For Insolvency Resolution bringing the finance companies under the ambit of insolvency. Its already notified and DHFL is already in NCLT. This came against the backdrop of the ongoing liquidity crisis in the NBFCs that has also sparked concerns about the overall stability of the financial sector. Under the NBFC liquidity injection response of the government , there have been steps. Public sector banks have been sanctioned to purchase Rs 21,580 crores of pooled assets as on October 16. Moreover, the National Housing Bank has also extended Rs 30,000 cr worth of credit lines to NBFCs Housing sector received maximum attention like NBFCs during these six months. The Centre had announced a Rs 25,000 crore stimulus package for the ailing real estate sector earlier this month. Sitharaman had announced that the government plans to give impetus to the housing market to revive over 1,600 stalled housing projects covering 4.58 lakh units and now this window will be operational in two months, DEA secretar y Atanu Chakraborty has said. The decision will also generate considerable employment, revive demand of cement, iron and steel industries and relieve stress in other major sectors of the economy, according to


NEW DELHI, NOV 30 (IANS): Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday that several significant steps in structural reforms have been taken in the past few months and responses/interventions addressing the needs of the economy will continue, indicating more relief measures could be on the anvil, if so needed. The FM’s statement came a day after it was announced that the GDP growth rate of the country went down to 4.5 per cent, slowest in over six years. “Today, we mark the completion of six months of the second term of @ PMOIndia @narendramodi. Several significant steps in structural reforms have been taken in these months. Responses/interventions addressing the needs of the economy will continue”, the FM tweeted in response to a tweet by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Awhich she also retweeted. “It is 6 months of 2nd term of PM Modi. These #6MonthsOfIndiaFirst have given India a phenomenal reform momentum” was the tweet from the Prime Minister. Interestingly, the PM has also listed most economic steps of the government saying India is on track of becoming a 5 trillion dollar economy by 2014. The target of 5 trillion dollar has come under heavy scrutiny after the dismal growth in the last two quarter marking the

UP EPF scam: Babus’ trouble to multiply as ED to probe money laundering


FM hints at more interventions

Twitterati slams govt as GDP slumps

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AFFIDAVIT CHANGE OF NAME I, Smti Khetoli Assumi, D/o Shri Pukhato have changed my name from "KHETHOLI ASSUMI" to KHETOLI ASSUMI through an affidavit No. 7405/2019 dated 27.11.2019. DP-8790 DECLARATION 0F NAME

I, Smti TEPUCHOSANO KERA, earlier known as T. Sano Walling, Tepuchosano and Sanola Walling in all official documents, have decided to henceforth change my name to TEPUCHOSANO KERA for all official purposes. That I have declared to adhere to my name TEPUCHOSANO KERA by an Affidavit, authenticated, Notary Public Vide Regd. No. 850/19 Dated 26/11/2019. TEPUCHOSANO KERA Declarant K-3271




Terror returns to London Bridge 2 people stabbed to death by knifeman at London Bridge LONDON, NOV 30 (AFP): A man suspected of stabbing two people to death in a terror attack on London Bridge was a former prisoner convicted of terrorism offences and released last year, police said Saturday. The knifeman, wearing a suspected hoax explosive device, was shot dead by police after the daylight assault on Friday that also saw bystanders intervene to try and disarm him. Three more people were wounded in the stabbing spree that came less than two weeks before Britain votes in a general election, and revived memories of a three-man attack two years ago on London Bridge that killed eight. Police named the suspect as 28-year-old Usman Khan, saying they were not actively seeking others in relation to the incident. “This individual was known to authorities, having been convicted in 2012 for terrorism offences. He was released from prison in December 2018 on licence,” Neil Basu, head of UK counter-terrorism policing, said in a statement. Basu said Khan had attended an event on Friday afternoon at Fishmonger’s Hall, a historic building on the north side of the bridge in central London.

Somali army kills 6 al-Shabab rebels MOGADISHU, NOV 30 (IANS): The Somali National Army (SNA) on Saturday killed six al-Shabab militants in a gun-battle in the country’s southern region of Gedo, a military officer confirmed. Mohamed Ali Abdullahi, commander of Somali National Army (SNA) in Bardhere town, said they had launched an attack on al-Shabab militants in the area following a tipoff, Xinhua news agency reported. “Residents informed us that militants were forcing them to pay taxes. Our army attacked the area. It was a tough battle, but we drove them out of the town and killed six of them,” the military commander said. Our forces also razed two battle vehicles of militants. “Al-Shabab militants entered our village and ordered us to pay mandatory taxes. But the government army attacked them. They fought for hours. The militants are now out of the city,” Mulki Afrah, a resident told Xinhua via phone.

Relic from Jesus’ manger arrives at Bethlehem BETHLEHEM (WEST BANK), NOV 30 (AGENCIES): A tiny wooden relic believed to have been part of Jesus’ manger has returned to its permanent home in the biblical city of Bethlehem 1,400 years after it was sent to Rome as a gift to the pope, reports AP. Sheathed in an ornate case, cheerful crowds greeted the relic Saturday with much fanfare before it entered the Franciscan Church of St. Catherine next to the Church of the Nativity, the West Bank holy site where tradition says Jesus was born. The return of the relic by the Vatican coincides with Advent, a four-week period leading up to Christmas. The Palestinians welcomed the relic as a spirit-lifting occasion as Bethlehem braced for Christmas, where pilgrims from around the world flock to the city in the Israelioccupied West Bank. K


Forensic officers attend the scene in central London on Saturday after an attack on London Bridge on Friday. (AP/PTI)

“We believe that the attack began inside before he left the building and proceeded onto London Bridge, where he was detained and subsequently confronted and shot by armed officers,” he said. Footage filmed by eyewitnesses and shared on social media showed a scrum of people tackling the suspect on the ground before the police arrived. One man, wearing a suit and tie, was seen carrying a large knife away from the group. Tour guide Stevie Hurst, who ran from his car to the scene, told BBC radio that “everyone was just on top of him trying to bundle him to the ground”. “I saw that the knife was still in his hand so I just put a foot in to try and kick him in the head: we were

trying to do as much as we could to try and dislodge the knife,” he said. Metropolitan Police chief Cressida Dick said she was “deeply saddened and angered that our city has again been targeted by terrorism”. The stabbings took place on so-called “Black Friday” -- one of the year’s busiest shopping days in the run-up to Christmas. It came just hours before three minors were stabbed in a main shopping street in the centre of Dutch city The Hague, with the victims later released from hospital. It was not immediately clear if the two attacks were linked. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is hoping to win a majority in a December 12 election to en-


We the bereaved family members of Late YIBENI K. NGULLIE would like to acknowledge our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to all individuals, friends, relatives, neighbours and well-wishers who stood by us physically, spiritually, financially and materially at her sudden demise on 23/11/2019.

able him to take the country out of the European Union, cut short a visit to his constituency to return to central London. He praised the emergency services and the public for their response and before chairing a meeting of the government’s emergencies committee, said he had “long argued” it was a “mistake to allow serious and violent criminals to come out of prison early”. Johnson’s Conservatives and the main opposition Labour party have both pledged to put at least 20,000 more police officers on the streets. But Brexit has raised questions about the extent of continued cooperation with Europe on security and intelligence matters.


3 stabbed in The Hague; police hunt suspect

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed to face trial for terror financing charges on December 7

THE HAGUE, NOV 30 (AFP): Dutch police kept up a huge manhunt on Saturday for an assailant who stabbed three youths in The Hague’s main shopping area. Officials said they were keeping an open mind about the motive for the attack, which came as shoppers hunted bargains on Black Friday. The incident caused panic in The Hague as it happened just hours after two people were stabbed to death in London allegedly by an ex-prisoner convicted of terrorism offences. The male attacker ran off after the stabbings at a department store in the city centre’s Grote Marktstraat, The Hague’s main shopping area. “We haven’t arrested a suspect yet. So we are currently very busy trying the find the suspect,” police spokeswoman Marije Kuiper told AFP. “It’s a little too early to speculate about that kind of thing,” she said when asked about a possible terrorist motive, adding that investigators were still looking at several possible scenarios. Police forensics officers were seen examining a knife found at the scene overnight. The victims were a 13-year-old boy from The Hague, a girl of 15 from Alphen aan den Rijn and a 15-year-old girl from Leiderdorp, the ANP news agency said, quoting police. They did not know each other, police said.

LAHORE, NOV 30 (PTI): Mumbai terror attack mastermind and chief of the banned JuD Hafiz Saeed will be prosecuted for terror financing charges by an anti-terrorism court here next month, an official said on Saturday. An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore held a hearing against Saeed and his accomplices on terror financing on Saturday and fixed December 7 as the date for indictment of the Jamat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief and others in the case. “ATC judge Arshad Hussain Bhutta fixed December 7 for indictment of Saeed and others after hearing the arguments of prosecution and defence lawyers,” a court official told PTI after the hearing. He said prosecutor Abdur Rauf Bhatti requested the court to hold day to day hearing to conclude the trial at the earliest which was opposed by Saeed’s counsel. “The judge said he has to conclude the trial on evidence and merit,” the official said, adding that the court adjourned the proceedings till December 7. Saeed was brought to the ATC amidst tight security from the Kot Lakhpat jail. The journalists were not allowed to enter the court to cover the pro-

Hafiz Saeed (File)

ceedings due to security measures adopted by the Punjab Police. The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Punjab Police had registered 23 FIRs against Saeed and his accomplices on the charges of “terror financing” in different cities of the Punjab province and arrested the JuD chief on July 17. He is detained at the Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore. The cases have been registered in Lahore, Gujranwala and Multan for collection of funds for terror financing through assets/properties made and held in the names of Trusts/ Non Profit Organisations (NPO) including Al-Anfaal Trust, Dawatul Irshad Trust and Muaz Bin Jabal Trust. Under pressure from the international community, the Pakistani authorities have launched investigations into matters of the Lashkar-e-Taiba

(LeT), JuD and its charity wing the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) for their holding and use of trusts to raise funds for terrorism financing. According to the CTD, the investigation was launched into financing matters of proscribed organisations - JuD and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) - in connection with implementation of the UN sanctions against these designated entities and persons as directed by NSC (National Security Committee) in its January 1 meeting chaired by prime minister Imran Khan for implementing National Action Plan. “These suspects made assets from terrorism financing funds. They held and used these assets to raise more funds for more terror financing. Hence, they committed multiple offences of terrorism financing & money laundering under Anti Terrorism Act 1997. They will be prosecuted in ATCs (Anti Terrorism Courts) for commission of these offences,” the CTD said. The US Department of the Treasury has designated Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and the US, since 2012, has offered a USD 10 million reward for information that brings JuD chief to justice.


A year has passed since you left us for your heavenly abode, but not even a single day passed without thinking of you. We deeply miss your presence and we carry the pain of losing you in our hearts till we meet again. WC-439

Loving wife and family members

Died : 1st Dec 2018


Date of Birth : 3rd May 1997 – Expired on : 23rd Nov. 2019

We convey our special thanks to :1. Lotha Baptist Church, Bor-Lingri 2. Shri. Mhathung Yanthan, Advisor, Horticulture and Border Affairs, Govt. of Nagaland. 3. Shri. Benthungo Yanthan, Director, Agri. Dept. 4. Shri. Er. Abenthung Ngullie 5. Okotso Ekhüng Dimapur 6. Shri. Bilanthung Humtsoe We regret our inability to thank each one of you individually, but, it is our humble prayer that our Almighty God bless you all. DP-8733

Loving husband, daughter & family members.

1ST DEATH ANNIVERSARY of our beloved


We the bereaved family of Lt. Duorheicha Zumvü would like to express our sincere gratitude and special thanks to each and every individuals, organizations, societies, churches, friends and well-wishers who supported us physically, materially, financially and in prayers during the prolonged illness and sad demise of our Born on 22nd Oct. 1945 beloved father who died Died on 23rd Nov. 2019 on 23rd Nov. 2019. We convey our special thanks to:1. Doctors, Nurses and Staff of Naga Hospital, Kohima 2. Blood Donors 3. Sovima Village 4. Baptist Church, Sovima 5. Christian Revival Church, Sovima. 6. Chiecha Ramia Dzevi Kro-u, Kohima. 7. Neighbours and Well Wishers, Midland Kohima. We deeply regret our inability to mention each and every individual but it is our sincere prayer that may our Almighty God bless you all abundantly. Loving Children and Relatives K-3268



“We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labour prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ” I Thessalonians 1:3.

Mr. Tsuknungsangba Jamir

10 October, 1935 – 1st December, 2018 th


1st Dec. 2018 You never said ‘I am leaving’ You never said ‘goodbye’ You were gone before we knew it We miss you every second The laughter and happiness…. Indeed you were the best son, brother And a true friend one could ask for…. It's hard to comprehend that you are no more with us, but we take comfort in knowing that you are in a better place. All the memories you left behind will always remain in our hearts. "Until we meet again:" Love: Aba, Avu Among & Abi K-3250

(1932 – 2019) Through this column, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who stood by us physically, materially, financially and through constant prayer during the prolonged illness and sad demise of our beloved mother, Lt. Vukhuni Assumi on 24th November 2019. We convey our special thanks to; 1. Usutomi Union Kohima and Dimapur 2. Sumi Baptist Church Dimapur 3. Sumi Baptist Church, Purana Bazaar. 4. Sumi Community Naharbari, Dimapur. 5. Sumi Baptist Church Kohima. 6. Usutomi Baptist Church 7. Staff of Gauhati High Court Kohima Bench 8. Dr. Hotoka Hesso 9. Mrs. Y Longkumer (NJS Principal District & Sessions Judge Dimapur). 10. Mr. Oren Ovung 11. Mr. Shekuto Shohe 12. Mr. Khekahoto Yepthomi (Secy. National Tatar Hoho GPRN/NSCN) We regret the inability to thank everyone individually, but it is our earnest prayer that the good Lord bless you all, abundantly. K-3267

Loving Husband, Children, Grand Children & Family Members.

A year has now passed by since you left us from this world to remain with our Heavenly Father. Time has not been kind to us, for we still remember you with heavy hearts. Your humility, wisdom and burden for the Gospel will forever be a hallmark for us all. And although you are not here with us, your torch will forever be remembered dearly, urging us and inspiring us to uphold the understanding to live a humble, godly life and to practice the wisdom of servanthood to all. DP-8661

Loving wife, children, grandchildren, in-laws, and relatives. K




Nagaland Post, Dimapur SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019

First ever Hornbill Festival song in English released

The 4th edition of TaFMA Open House Wokha concluded at Hotel Hornbill and restaurant, Wokha on November 30. Artist for the evening were Wonjano Khuvung BTG, Chonben W Shitiri, Lithunglo C Ezung, Mhanka Lotha and Joel Anthony. More than 60 artistes from Wokha have performed at Open House and looking forward for more artistes to feature in a days to come fulfilling TaFMA vision to reach every artist in Nagaland.

Organizer of the Miss India Northeast, Zest Events conducted the audition of the 10th edition of Miss Northeast India for Nagaland at Tourist Lodge on November 30 with jury supermodel Opang Jamir, fashion choreographer, Sandeep Cherian and Zest Events CEO, Pratishyam Das. The selected finalists from Nagaland are Nyanbeni Odyuo, Rovinuo and Nem Rose Merry. The grooming session for the Miss India Northeast would start from December 17 and the grand finale will be held on December 22 in Guwahati.

Masanliu Gonmei with Oren Mozhui and others releasing the Hornbill Festival song in English on Saturday in Kohima.


ew original song Of Oren Mozhui “Hornbill Festival” was launched during a gathering at C.E. studio Midland Colony Kohima on November 30. It was released by Masanliu Gonmei, who is a roadside vegetable vendor near Phool bari Kohima. The incitement behind this song is to place in a higher rank to the Hornbill Festival and the idea is to encourage the Naga people to promote this Biggest Indian music festival to the outside world. It is purely a dance music composed specifically to facilitate those who are interested in music, dance and ramp walk. The song is dedicated to those who are interested in Hornbill festival.

The singer Oren is hopeful that this song will motivate more people to participate in the Hornbill festival as the song also aim to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and display its extravaganza and traditions. The song was written and composed by Oren Mozhui featuring Macnivil (Rapper). The rap part was written by Macnivil, music by John Pfokrelo and Ket Meth, cover design by Rugks Ngouri, concept by S Richard Humtsoe, recording co -ordinator by Rokolatuo Angami, recorded, mixed and mastered at Clef Ensemble studio. The song is distributed on the Facebook, Whatsapp and it is available on Youtube and other musical websites.

Hornbill Music Festival from today


(Karaoke Night) will perform at 6 p.m. In Hotel Cimorb, Kohima, it will feature contemporary music by upcoming local artists from 6 p.m. Evening live show will also take place at Campsite Yedikha, Jakhama at 7 p.m., Amaris (Jail Colony)6 p.m, Dream Cafe- Live Show at 6 p.m. At De Oriental Grand Kohima, it will feature contemporary music with Chubasenla, Kendra, Jung Sangtam, Toshi, Diezie Sothu and more. Lapla Oungh Country Music Night will start at 6 p.m. at D’ Cafe, Jail Colony, Kohima. Music at Camp David, Kigwema from 6 p.m. In Made in Nagaland Centre (Local Music), Opposite Nagaland Civil Sec-

retariat at 6 p.m, live band performance at Hotel Vivor, Kohima, local comedy night at Hotel Japfu Kohima from 6 p.m., live performance of various artists at Symphony Café, Kohima at 6 p.m and Mhachaki-7 p.m.




he Hornbill Music Festival 2019 as part of Hornbill Festival of Nagaland which spread over Kisama, Kohima and Dimapur will begin from December 1. As per the calendar of events released by Task Force for Music & Arts (TaFMA) on December 1, “Crossroads” event will take place at Agri Expo, 4th Mile Dimapur from 3 p.m. onwards. The event will feature Asin Shürhozelie, Tokaholi, Divine Connection, Ayin and Tali Angh. Box Office Shows will also start from December 1 with Country Music Extravaganza at State Academy Hall, Kohima at 6 p.m. At FIFA Restaurant 2.0, Kohima, Virie Kuotsu



Meritorious Award programme at Hotel Japfü, Kohima; 1:00 P.M




ICC, BCCI wrestling introduced reachKPLoutbetting: to Bengaluru police in State govt schools

Dignitaries during the launching ceremony for introduction of wrestling in government schools on November 30. Correspondent

Kohima, Nov 30: Shanavas C, (IAS) principal director, School Education, Nagaland on Saturday formally launched the introduction of wrestling in Govt Schools under Samagra Shiksha Nagaland here at Indira Gandhi Stadium. Speaking on the occasion as the special guest, he said that launching of the programme is easy but to carry the programme forward is another challenge in which the Nagaland Wrestling Association has to put in collective effort for successful implementation of the program. Dr. Kevizakie Rio, Jt

Mission Director, Samagra Shiksha who also spoke on the occasion said that the introduction of wrestling will target the students of government schools for both boys and girls. He also said that priority will be given to non-wrestling districts. Neivikuolie Khatsu, president Nagaland Wrestling Association expressed gratitude to the Department and Government officials for pursuing the proposal into a reality and said that the Nagaland Wrestling Association shall give its best for successful implementation of the program. Kevileno Angami, State Mission Director, Sa-



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magra Shiksha Nagaland was also present on the occasion. The formal launching programme was chaired by Vekhozo while vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Hiabe Zeliang. The new initiative will be funded by Samagra Shiksha Nagaland and implementation by Nagaland Wrestling Association. Meanwhile, Naga Wrestling Referee Clinical was conducted where 17 old timers and 22 new comers attended the training. Hukhoneyi Soho, Kezhalelie Keretsu and Chisazo Dawhuo were the resource person. Qualified certificate were awarded to all the new trainees.

Bengaluru, Nov 30 (IANS): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reached out to Bengaluru police, promising cooperation in probing the multi-faceted Karnataka Premier League (KPL) betting scam, an official said on Saturday. “The ICC contacted Bengaluru police regarding KPL betting scam, we are in co-operation with each other,” confirmed central Crime Branch Deputy Commissioner of Police Kuldeep Jain to IANS. In 2000, ICC established the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), which works with multiple stakeholders, including member boards, players, support personnel, law enforcement agencies and betting regulators to thwart corruption in the game. With well-defined anti-racism, anti-doping, anti-corruption and integrity policies, the ICC has developed a strategy based on prevention, investigation, disruption and prosecution. Alex Marshall is the ICC ACU general manager and Ronnie Flanagan its chairman. Similarly, the Indian governing body of the sport, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also contacted the city police, pertaining to the scandal-hit local T20 tournament it approved. “BCCI has extended all co-operation, they are also collecting information from us and we are on the same lines against KPL betting scam,” said Jain. Jain said BCCI officials met with the police in Bengaluru for an informal meeting, without identifying the cricket body officials.

ICC ACU Alex Marshall

Kenya approve $6 million budget for Tokyo Olympics Na i ro b i , N ov 3 0 (IANS): Kenya’s national Olympic committee has approved a 600 million shillings ($ six million) budget for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. The country also expects to send more than 100 athletes to the July 24 to August 9 Games, reports Xinhua news agency. This will be an increase in representation with Kenya having sent 89 athletes to the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. Paul Tergat, National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) president, said they have widened the disciplines to compete at the Games beyond the traditional track and field and boxing. So far the country has secured tickets for over 50 athletes in swimming, athletics, rugby women and rugby men.

“Kenya will spend $ 6,000,000 for the preparations and participation in the Olympic Games in Tokyo,” said Tergat. “However, about $2,500,000 will be used for preparations and qualifications purposes.” Kenya has picked Kurume city in Japan to pitch their training camp and Tergat said there will be teams arriving as early as possible. More disciplines including shooting, handball, tennis, volleyball and taekwondo are still going through their qualification process and Tergat is confident that there will be a few athletes making the cut to go to Tokyo. Kenya was re presented by 89 athletes, 47 men and 42 women at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games where Kenya spent ap-

proximately Sh540 million ($5.26 million). Kenya clinched 13 medals (6 gold, 6 silver, and 1 bronze) in Rio 2016, marking its most successful outcome in Olympic history based on the medal position. All of these medals were awarded to the track and field athletes, with Rudisha successfully retaining his men’s 800 m title. Tergat said there are new management and hope for the country’s teams and they will start their campaign to redeem their image from Tokyo. “We want our young athletes to be assured that we have their interest at heart. We will expose them to the best facilities and events so that they have an edge to qualify and win medals at the Olympics,” said Tergat.

BCCI’s Anti-Corruption unit also wrote to the city police promising cooperation, Jain said. BCCI has listed Justice D. K. Jain as the cricket body’s Ombudsman. According to Kuldeep Jain, some retired cricketers came forward to help the police in nipping the betting evil in the bud. The senior police officer said the investigation in KPL betting is continuing, without confirming if any of the female escorts or cheer girls deployed for honeytrapping cricketers were identified or arrested. Run by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA), KPL, the intrastate T20 tournament between the districts of the state is mired in betting, honeytrapping and spotfixing controversy. The betting scandal led to the arrest and investigation of a string of cricketers, bookies, team owners and others. Started in 2008 and envisioned to be a feeder tournament to the cash rich BCCI-owned Indian Premier League (IPL), KPL has emerged as a leading local franchise-based league. It has provided a plat- Champions and runners-up of 1st edition of Dimapur Lizutomi Kuqhakulu (DLK) form to tap the Karnataka badminton tournament during award distribution ceremony at Indoor Badminton Stadium, DC Court Dimapur Friday. hinterland cricket talent.



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Warner smashes 335 n.o to deflate Pakistan Tokyo’s new National Stadium is

ADELAIDE, NOV 30 (AFP): An irrepressible David Warner smashed an unbeaten 335 on Saturday while Steve Smith became the fastest man to 7,000 Test runs as Australia took control of the day-night second Test against Pakistan. Skipper Tim Paine waved his players back into the pavilion at 589 for three ahead of the second day’s dinner break with Warner on the 10th highest Test score ever, also a personal best. The decision to declare deprived him of a crack at Brian Lara’s alltime high 400 not out, but it proved to be the right one with the Australian bowlers quickly tearing through Pakistan’s hapless top order under the Adelaide Oval lights. They finished in deep trouble at 96 for six with Mitchell Starc grabbing four of them. Babar Azam was not out 43 and Yasir Shah was on four. The visitors, who have lost 13 consecutive Tests in Australia, enjoyed little success in a long day in the field as they look to avoid a 2-0 series defeat. But they did remove Marnus Labuschagne for 162 in the opening session and also bagged Smith, caught behind by Moham-

Warner’s knock is the second best score ever by an Australian after Matthew Hayden’s 380 against Zimbabwe in 2003.

mad Rizwan off Shaheen Afridi for 36. In making his runs, Smith -- who had a rare failure in the first Test at Brisbane -- shattered a record that had stood since 1946. He took a single off Muhammad Musa to reach 7,000 runs in his 126th innings, taking possession of a mark held for 73 years by English great Wally Hammond who reached the milestone in his 131st innings. Smith also moved past legendary countryman Donald Bradman’s

Sourabh Verma storms into Syed Modi final

Sourabh Verma registered a hard-fought 21-17, 16-21, 21-18 win over his Korean opponent Heo Kwang Hee in the semifinal.

LUCKNOW, NOV 30 (IANS): Continuing his good run, shuttler Sourabh Verma stormed into the final of Syed Modi International badminton tournament here on Saturday. The only Indian remaining in contention for the title, Verma registered a hard-fought 21-17, 16-21, 21-18 win over his Korean opponent Heo Kwang Hee in the semifinal. After winning the first set comfortably within just 20 minutes, the 26-yearold saw tough competition from Kwang Hee in the next before going down 16-21. Verma, who has won two Super 100 tourna-

ments -- Hyderabad Open and Vietnam Open -- this year, made a fine comeback in the deciding game which he won 21-18. Verma will now face Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei in the final on Sunday. Tzu Wei thrashed Korea’s Son Wan Ho 21-9, 21-7 in the other semifinal clash. Earlier, in the women’s singles semifinal, India’s Rituparna Das went down fighting against Thailand’s Phittayapor n Chaiwan 22-24, 15-21. Chaiwan will now take on Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain in the final on Sunday. Fourth seed Marin beat Korea’s Kim Ga Eun 22-20, 21-16.

6,996 Test runs to become Australia’s 11th highest scorer. The home team resumed the day at 302 for one with Warner on 166 and Labuschagne 126, with the pair putting on another 67 runs before Pakistan finally got a breakthrough. Skipper Azhar Ali took the new ball and Afridi clean-bowled Labuschagne as he attempted a drive, just as he and Warner appeared set for another long day at the crease. The 25-year-old, who has come of age during the series, trudged back to the

pavilion to a standing ovation after a classy 162, his second century in a row. Their marathon 361run partnership was a record second-wicket stand for Australia against Pakistan and the highest ever in a pink-ball Test. Just minutes later, the explosive Warner completed only the second Test double century of his career. Playing in his 81st Test, he reached 200 with a single from Afridi, having clattered 23 fours along the way. Pakistan thought they finally had him out on 226

when he was caught in the gully off debutant Musa, only for their heads to drop when it was called a no-ball. Warner made them pay, passing his previous highest Test score of 253, set in Perth in 2015, before reaching a triple century off 389 balls to join an elite club. He raced to 335, one more than former captain Mark Taylor’s epic 334 against Pakistan in 1998 and Donald Bradman’s 334 against England in 1930, before Paine decided to unleash his bowlers, conscious that periodic rain is forecast for the next two days. Exhausted, Warner was given a standing ovation with his knock the second best score ever by an Australian after Matthew Hayden’s 380 against Zimbabwe in 2003. Matthew Wade remained unbeaten on 38. Facing a tough last session under lights, Pakistan’s batsmen quickly caved in. Starc removed Imamul-Haq, who got a thick edge to Warner on two, before Pat Cummins had Azhar caught for nine. Josh Hazlewood accounted for Shan Masood before Starc nabbed Asad Shafiq, Iftikhar Ahmed and Rizwan cheaply.

ready to host the 2020 Olympics

The stadium can seat 60,000 spectators and will host the opening and closing ceremonies, as well athletic and football events of the Games.

Tokyo, Nov 30 (IANS): The construction and inspection of Tokyo’s new National Stadium has been completed, the organization responsible for the project announced on Saturday, nearly eight months before the start of the Olympic Games in the Japanese capital. The Japan Sport Council, the public-private body in charge of the construction of what will be one of the main venues of the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics, on Saturday completed the necessary procedures to make the stadium available to the Tokyo government and the organizing committee, reports Efe news.

The new venue is located on the site of the demolished stadium that hosted the Olympic Games in 1964 and its construction has been completed after a delay caused by a change in the original design. In the sumer of 2015, the Tokyo government and the Games’ organizing committee decided to discard the original design of the stadium in order to reduce its budget following a barrage of criticism due to its magnitude and excessive cost. The extravagant design by the late Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid that was initially chosen was scrapped and replaced by

that of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, which organizers say imparts a more austere appearance to the stadium and a more ecofriendly character adapted to Japanese tradition and the environment. The change in design delayed the construction and meant that Japan could not use it to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup in September as originally planned. The stadium can seat 60,000 spectators and will host the opening and closing ceremonies, as well athletic and football events of the Games, which will take place in Tokyo between July 24 - August 9 next year.

Aizawl, Bagan play out goalless draw in I-League opener Akram slams Pakistan’s A i z aw l , N ov 3 0 (IANS): Aizawl FC held Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan to a goalless draw at home on the artificial turf of the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium. The opening game of the 13th I-League season between two former champions had several moments of excitement, but a goal eluded both sides in the end. Both coaches, Kibu Vicuna of Mohun Bagan and Stanley Rozario of Aizawl packed their sides with midfielders indicating a cautious approach to begin their campaign. Bagan had Suhair V.P. as the lone striker upfront while Rozario played William Lalnunfela ahead of a six-man midfield. The visitors pressed hard from the get-go. Suhair’s through forward to Julian Colinas brought up the first chance of the game in the 3rd minute as the Spaniard’s left-footed strike beat Lalremruata in the Aizawl goal, but went just wide. Suhair then got even better through ball from Nongdamba Naorem in the 8th minute but hit straight at Remruata who did well to come off his line quickly

fielding efforts

Aizawl FC and Mohun Bagan players during the opening game of I-League 2019-20. (Photo- Twitter. ILeagueOfficial).

and narrow the angle. In the 21st, Lalrosanga brought up a fantastic block to deny Fran Gonsalves with the goalkeeper hopelessly out of position. A i z aw l , h oweve r, started getting back into the game from the halfhour mark and just before the break William Lalnunfela missed a couple of gilt-edged opportunities to put the home side ahead.

Mohun Bagan had begun strong but both sides certainly ended the half on equal terms. Aizawl pressed on with confidence after the break and Mohun Bagan’s hopes received a blow with Naorem, who had given a good account of himself, being stretchered out. Mohun Bagan also made two more changes bringing on Sk. Sahil and

Spaniard Salva Chamorro to bolster their attack but they did not yield the desired results. In a tribute to the young Aizawl side’s stamina, coach Rozario brought on his first substitute in injury time. The referee flashed his yellow card a few times in the game but overall the game was played in a competitive spirit.

Adelaide, Nov 30 (IANS): Pakistan fast bowling legend Wasim Akram blasted the team’s efforts on the field during Day 2 of their second Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday. Akram’s comments came after a misfield from Shaheen Afridi led to Pakistan conceding a four on a day when David Warner sent the records tumbling with a triple century. “Shaheen Shah was in la la land at fine leg,” Akram said. “Yasir Shah and Shan Masood were probably yawning. That’s the problem with Pakistan cricket. They should be on the ball. “Nobody was backing up and you as a fielder, it doesn’t matter how inexperienced you are, you set yourself, new batsman in, they just came out, I’ll probably start five-ten yards inside the boundary line not on the boundary.” Warner was unbeaten on 335 off 418 balls as Australia declared at 589 for 3. He shared stands of 361 for the second wicket with Marnus Labuschagne (162), a 121-run stand with

Wasim Akram

Steve Smith (36) for the third wicket and an unbeaten 99-run stand with Matthew Wade for the fourth wicket. With the triple hundred, Warner’s score is now the highest individual score at the ground as he surpassed Don Bradman’s 299. He also went past Don Bradman’s score of 334, which was also the highest score of former Australia skipper Mark Taylor. The highest individual score for an Australia lies with opener Matthew Hayden with 380. He hit that against Zimbabwe in 2003 in Perth. Fo r m e r P a k i s t a n speedster Shoaib Akhtar also lambasted the team’s bowlers after they failed to create an impact on the Adelaide wicket.

I-League: Churchill Brothers face former champions Punjab FC Goa, Nov 30 (IANS): The I-League is up and running and with two matches already taking place on the first day of the league, all eyes shift to western India for matchday 2 as Churchill Brothers face the 2017-2018 champions Punjab FC in their first home match of the season on Sunday. Churchill Brothers, having already had the upper hand last season against Punjab, where the side from Goa defeated the visitors at their home ground 2-0 and drew 0-0 away in Ludhiana. The home team will look to repeat their performance once again as they ended fourth in the league table last season with 34 points to their name. To add, with the exception of Gambian-Dawda Ceesay, captain Willis Deon Plaza, Israil Gurung, James Kithan and Israil Gurung, Churchill Brothers will be fielding a completely new team which will make things interesting as the Goa

The new-look Punjab FC are gearing up to kick start their Hero I-League campaign as they face Churchill Brothers FC tomorrow.

franchise takes the field for their first match. Speaking before the match, Willis Deon Plaza, captain, Churchill Brothers FC Goa said, “We have a completely new team this season with the exception of Ceesay and me. The preparation is like starting back from the beginning. For now, there is nothing

special, just building of good communication and understanding with each player. I am taking this game very serious because it is the first game of the season and it will be good to start with a win.” With a new name, Punjab FC will be looking for a change in the fortune as well considering from being

champions the team fell to the 10th position in the table last season. The return of an experienced campaigner in Anwar Ali to the team has certainly boosted the defence. Punjab FC also sees another familiar face return to the team in the form of the goalkeeper from Nepal, Kiran Kumar Limbu, who will be a major force to

reckon with for Churchill Brothers in between the goalpost. The other key names in the team will feature 26-year-old Brazillian winger -- Sergio Barboza Jr., former East Bengal midfielder Sanju Pradhan and the veteran striker Dipanda Dicka. Yan Cheng Law, head coach of Punjab FC stressed on the importance of a fresh start and said, “The difference this season and the last is that the entire squad is new apart from 3-4 players. We have changed our philosophy to meet the standards and demands of modern-day football, knowing that most of the other teams have got foreign coaches and are going to play serious tactical football. We have a perfect blend of top experienced players who know the I-league very well and a bunch of fantastic young players who are currently playing in the junior national teams.”

Jalukie Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) conducted the 5th Annual Sports Day of Assam Rifles Public School on November 27 at Jalukie. The event was conducted to inculcate sportsmanship spirit in children and to motivate them to partake in outdoor activities. Various programmes were organized for around 200 students.

Dembele to miss around 10 weeks due to injury Barcelona, Nov 30 (IANS): French winger Ousmane Dembele will be out for roughly two and a half months after being diagnosed with a right hamstring injury, FC Barcelona has said on their website. “A medical examination has confirmed that first team player Ousmane Dembele has suffered a muscle injury to the biceps femoris

of his right hamstring. His estimated layoff time is approximately 10 weeks,” the LaLiga giants said in a brief medical bulletin late on Friday. The 22-year-old French international sustained the injury during the first half of Barcelona’s 3-1 victory Wednesday night over Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in Champions

League group-stage action, reports Efe news.Dembele went down in the penalty box and had to be replaced at the 26-minute mark by countryman Antoine Griezmann. The muscle injury is the third that he has suffered thus far in the 2019-2020 season and the seventh he has sustained since moving to Barcelona from Dortmund in the summer of 2017.

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