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Army, NSCN (K) gun-battle; body recovered

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TN parties seek release of seven in Rajiv case

Delhi’s Gagan retains Hornbill Rally title

Sri Lankan court bars Mahinda Rajapaksa from acting as PM

national, Page 12

sports, Page 16

international, Page 9

Tourist Police receive acclaim


MON, DEC 3 (NPN): Indian Army’s 12 para (SF) commandos have gunned at least three cadres reportedly belonging to a joint team of Aung Yung led NSCN (K) and ULFA (I) Monday around 9.30 a.m. between Wangla village and Oting village under Mon district. According to security sources, the para commandos laid an ambush after receiving specific inputs about movements of around six cadres along with a civilian, reportedly a guide. The rebels suffered at least three casualties and the civilian injured in the gunfight, sources said, adding there was no casualty on the army side. One dead body was recovered and yet to be identified, even as a combing operation by security forces was underway till late night, sources informed. Security forces also recovered two AK rifles and ammunition from the area. It was reported that the militants intruded into Nagaland from Myanmar and had planned to move into neighbouring Assam.

NSCN (I-M) clarifies on arrest of its members

DIMAPUR, DEC 3 (NPN): NSCN (I-M) has clarified that two of its members (Brownson and Sunikiu) arrested by police were not kidnappers as alleged by the complainants and the Public Action Committee (PAC) of Naga Council Dimapur (NCD). NSCN (I-M) through its MIP appealed to the PAC and Naga civil society organisations (CSOs) not to randomly accuse the group or brand any suspects as its members without verifying the facts. It said that doing so could be misconstrued that PAC or CSOs hold grudge against the group. “It will be for the good of all not to quickly jump to conclusions on every sparks of incidents of anti-social activity and attribute to the NSCN on mere guess or suspicion, for it can embolden the anti-social elements to continue with their nefarious activities,” NSCN (I-M) stated. According to MIP, two of its members acted on the request of a Naga businessman who was swindled of lakhs of rupees by non-Naga scammers. It said non-Naga swindlers were detained for questioning when they arrived in Dimapur and not kidnapped as alleged.

Tourist Police personnel assisting a foreign tourist couple during the night carnival in Kohima. (NP)


KOHIMA, DEC 3 (NPN): Tourist Police, which was recently introduced by Nagaland Police, has been well appreciated by tourists for the warm hospitality, politeness and cheerfulness of the personnel from IR Mahila. The smar t women Tourist Police were impressive with their smartness and enthusiasm as they helped visitors at the Honbill venue and were ever smiling despite having put in long hours on the job. Launched on November 26 by chief minister Neiphiu Rio , just a few days

KBTU resolves to continue indefinite ‘chakka jam’ DIMAPUR, DEC 3 (NPN): Khatkhati and Bokajan Transport Union (KBTU), which had on Sunday imposed an indefinite “chakka jam” after one of its members was abducted by unknown miscreants, has resolved to continue the chakka jam, saying no commercial vehicles would be allowed to pass through NH-39 and NH-36 until all syndicate system of NPGs was totally abolished. In a press release, Khatkhati and Bokajan Transport Union convenor Khehuli Kibami and coconvenor Shyam Gupta said the union passed the resolution at an emergency meeting held on December 3, 2018 at Khatkhati in wake of the recent alleged abduction of one of its bone fide members. At the meeting, KBTU


said several members expressed concern over the issue of illegal rampant taxation and undue harassment meted to the members of union. In view of the prevailing situation, the KBTU said the house also resolved that all unauthorized unions and associations responsible for promoting anti-social elements and illegal taxation be closed besides resolving on “one Government one tax.” KBTU also resolved that all matters related to transporter and transportation would be dealt directly by the union and not by individual or transporter. Further, the union has urged the respective administration to book the perpetrator(s) responsible for the abduction of one of its members.

Improvement of basic amenities in Kisama required: With the increasing inflow of tourists to the Hornbill Festival at Kisama, the existing infrastructure and basic amenities have proved as inadequate to many guests. Interacting with Nagaland Post, tourist from other countries and States expressed the need to improve basic amenities like toilet and washroom at the Naga heritage village. One foreign tourist expressed the need to have more public toilets, in addition to the current ones that were apparently not sufficient.

NSCN (I-M) bans firecracker sale

DIMAPUR, DEC 3 (NPN): NSCN (I-M) through its MIP Monday said that as per the directive of the Kilo Kilonser the sale of all types of firecrackers in and around Dimapur has been banned with immediate effect during this festive season. MIP stated that ban was imposed after taking serious note of the nuisance the firecrackers create and the harmful effects of firecrackers, especially for heart patients. Stating that firecracker was “never a part of our culture”, NSCN (I-M) warned anyone found selling or transporting such items would be strictly dealt with. Further, in view of the festive season, NSCN (I-M) has temporarily lifted the ban on opening of shops on Sunday on the request of the public for shopping convenience.

Christian politicians should be upright: Nile Correspondent

KOHIMA, DEC 3 (NPN): Longest serving parliamentarian in the Upper House of the Australian Assembly, also chairman of the Christian Democratic Party, Rev. (Cont’d on p-12) Frederick John “Fred” Nile said Christian politicians should be upright, corruption free and share the fruit of the Holy Spirit. He challenged Christian politicians and Church leaders to work for the glory of God. Rev. Frederick said this at the Symposium on Church and Politics with pastors, seminary teachers and students organized by Nagaland Joint Christian Forum at NBCC Platinum Hall, here on Monday. Recalling his political journey as a politician for three over decades, Nile “I used to suffer from admitted that it was not Hornbill mania. Today, easy even as a theological I’m stuck at home with student to hold fast onto Hornbill fever.” the supremacy of Christ and

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ahead of the Hornbill Festival, TP consist of seventy three men and women of the Nagaland Police who will be on-call for tourists 24X7. According to the official Tourist Police handbook, its primary role is to “provide facilitation, guidance, safety and security to foreign and domestic tourists.” It may be mentioned that during the launch of tourist police, DG police TJ Longkumer directed his officers, especially Kohima superintendent of police, to strictly deal with drunkards and law breakers to ensure that efforts of the police should not go in vain.

Rev. Frederick John Nile (NP)

the authority of the Bible. He pointed out that politics was a challenge because secularism has saturated the political arena for a very long time. Nile recalled that most politicians did not bother to talk about the Bible nor did they live their faith in politics. However, for him, Rev. Frederick said the authority of the Bible and his personal faith in God was the defining factor in every political decision and made him an ordained minister. Nile said Australia was also not free from corrup-

tion yet he said others being involved in wrongdoings did not justify Christians behaving the same way, and this issue he said, was a challenge for Christian politicians. According to him, Christian politicians have a dual role to play: to act right, and bear witness for the Gospel. Change will be possible if one remains true to the faith and the Bible, he asserted. Taking part in the interaction, former MP, Khyomo Lotha said it is not politics that is bad, but it is the people. He reminded the gathering that politics is supposed to be for the welfare of the people. The symposium was moderated by NJCF president, Rev. Dr. Zelhou Keyho and the programme was attended by pastors of various denominations, seminary teachers, politicians, public leaders and executive members of NJCF.

The pathetic road condition was another area which many tourists stressed for improvement, stating that tourism could never flourish unless roads were taken care of. Local visitors too were of the opinion that, if the state government was really serious on promoting Hornbill Festival, it should focus more on infrastructure development. Many remarked that even the amphitheatre where the main cultural event takes place could hardly accommodate thousands of guests. One tourist told this correspondent that he could not even enter the arena as it was jam-packed and did not have any space to even accommodate one person. It may be recalled that the inaugural ceremony of the 19th Hornbill Festival witnessed massive attendance of tourists. However, many were compelled to remain outside the arena owing to space constraint. Even the seat arrangements made for heads of departments were fully blocked as there was more crowd standing then sitting, while hundreds were seen standing outside amphitheatre.

Gov calls for creating inclusive society Correspondent

KOHIMA, DEC 3 (NPN): On the occasion of the World Disability Day, the governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya, has called upon all to strive and work together towards creating a society, which is inclusive and equitable, where the rights and dignity of all people was recognized and fully realized. Addressing the World Disability Day programme at Highland Park, here on Monday, Acharya said the needs of Divyangs (Persons with Disabilities) should be given priority and addressed adequately by fostering collaborative action in key areas like healthcare, education, social services and employment, creating favourable conditions of work and opportunities both in public and private sector. World Disabled Day programme jointly organised by Nagaland Parents Association for Disabled in collaboration with Social Welfare Department and the Nagaland State Legal Services Authority was held on the theme “empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. Acharya urged the civil society groups, churches,

PB Acharya (NP)

NGOs and the people to support and care the Divyangs so they get respect, equity and security in the society. Acharya also underlined the need to take stride towards better appreciating the varying levels of ability and support Divyangs to achieve their full potential and utmost level of sustainable independence as contributing and equal participants in the society. He suggested that state should have a centre for ‘Divyang’ with well trained teachers, adding that early identification and remedial steps were required to be taken. Also, Acharya stressed on the need to create awareness and broader perception of disability issues looking beyond the limited view of disability and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well being of persons

with disabilities. Expressing regret that even today society looked upon Divyangs as burden and disgrace, Acharya said there was a need to first change the outlook and negative attitude towards Divyangs to consider them as equals having rights rather than relegate them to merely subjects of charity. Acharya called for cultivating a culture of inclusion and remove all barriers that isolated Divyangs to remain on the fringes of society and make effort for integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of social, political and economic life. He appreciated the role of Nagaland Parents’ Association for the Disabled, Department of Social Welfare and Nagaland State Legal Services Authority, adding that they were “dynamic agents and catalyst” in providing support and empowerment to people they represent and stand for. In his brief address, commissioner for disabilities, Dr. Atha Vizol, said the number of differently-abled persons (DAPs) spiralled up from 26499 (2001 census) to 29631 (2011 census), which placed DAPs at 1.75% according to state census department. (Cont’d on p-12)

Nagaland struggles for a ‘plastic-free state’ Correspondent

KOHIMA, DEC 3 (NPN): Despite umpteen efforts being made to make Nagaland free of plastics, especially during the festival season, these did not seem to be moving in the right direction as usage of plastics, especially during the night carnival, was seen all around the State capital. Admitting the huge usage of

plastics, Kohima Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) president Medozhatuo Rutsa said the traders’ body was doing its best to control use of plastic bags and bottles. He claimed that repeated announcements were being made through the public address system, appealing to the vendors to follow rules. He added that on the evening of the second day KCCI volunteers

checked every single stall for finding use of plastics and to serve warnings to vendors found defaulting that they would be penalised. Rutsa said KCCI’s appeal to stop using plastics received good response from food stall owners as they had dispensed with using plastic plates and cups. For convenience of visitors and citizens, Rutsa said KCCI was also providing paper bags through its office.

BSNL employees’ strike postponed

DIMAPUR, DEC 3 (NPN): An indefinite strike call given by All Union and Association of BSNL (AUAB) from December 3, 2018 has been postponed to midnight of December 10, 2018. In a press release, AUAB NE-II Telecom Circle, Dimapur convenor, Sukhai Sema, said that the proposed indefinite strike has been postponed due to “temporary agreement” reached between AUAB and BSNL Management & DoT in New Delhi on December 2, 2018. He said postponement was also to facilitate the discussion with Minister of State for communication (I/C) government of India.

11497 visitors on day 3 of Hornbill

DIMAPUR, DEC 3 (NPN): Directorate of Tourism Monday informed that a total of 11497 tourists attended the third day of the 19th Hornbill Festival 2018. The visitors comprise of 347 foreign, 2482 domestic and 8668 local visitors.

Kohima traffic advisory

DIMAPUR, DEC 3 (NPN): To avoid delays and inconveniences, the Kohima police have advised travellers taking NH-2 to reschedule their time on December 5, 2018 as Northern Angami Youth Organisation (NAYO) is organising a stone pulling ceremony as part of the ongoing Hornbill Festival celebration from 11am onwards. Kohima Police PRO said the Stone Pulling would proceed towards the NH-2 route from Chiechama to Chiephobozou. K Y M C



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Highlights of Hornbill Festival 2018 third day Cultural extravaganza Litsase Sangtam wins fire making competition

Dr. Sachindanand Joshi speaking at the third day of the Hornbill International Festival in Kisama on December 3. (DIPR) Correspondent

KOHIMA, DEC 3 (NPN): As it was in the preceding two days, Day-3 of the ongoing 19th Hornbill Festival also witnessed a cultural extravaganza at Naga Heritage

Village Kisama. Attending the third day of the ongoing 10-day festival in Kisama as chief guest, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) member secretary Dr. Sachindanand Joshi expressed deep satisfaction for having being able to witness the rich cultural extravaganza of the Nagas. He remarked that Hornbill Festival showcased the versatile talent of the Naga people, who added to the rich cultural heritage of India. He also expressed happiness on being a part of the festival and exuded confidence that IGNCA’s association with the State would strengthen in the years to come. Joshi also recited a poem written by his wife Malavika that spoke richly about the natural beauty of Nagaland and its rich culture, and remarked that the Nagas were simple, humble and caring by nature. Highlighting IGNCA, he said the centre preserved and conserved various art forms of the country and of Indian-origin people across the world. Rural development adviser Dr. Nicky Kire and F&ES, SIRD and R&R adviser Phowang Konyak were hosts on Day-3 of the event, with tourism and art & culture adviser Khehovi Yepthomi also in attendance. Meanwhile, a traditional fire making competition of the Nagas was organised by the Youth Resource and Sports department in collaboration with the Tourism department.

Technologies of BARC on display

Contestants attempt to get a fire going first in the Traditional Fire Making competition on December 3. (DIPR) DIMAPUR: Litsase Sangtam, representing the Sangtam tribe, emerged as the winner among 12 participants competing in the Traditional Fire Making competition organized by department of Youth Resources & Sports (YR&S) in collaboration with Tourism department

as part of the 19th Hornbill Festival at Kisama on December 3. Litsase Sangtam, lit the fire in 1 minute 40 seconds. According to a DIPR report, the competition of Naga Traditional Fire Making is an annual event which is organized every

year by the department of YR&S with support of the Tourism department. It is an indigenous game practiced by all Naga tribes, usually menfolk. Altogether 12 participants representing different tribes competed for the coveted title where Litsase and Lhoupe Tepfo

societal technologies of BARC, namely, ‘TELEECG’, ‘Domestic Water Purifier’, ‘Foldable Solar Dryer’ (FSD), ‘Soil Organic Carbon Detection Kit (SOCDK), ‘Irradiated food items’ and ‘Fluoride Detection Kit’ (FDK) were displayed and demonstrated for awareness creation, and transfer to entrepreneurs and business houses to start their production and business by procuring license from BARC. Dr. N. K Patra further stated that the stall will be kept open for the next few days and all interested unemployed and aspiring entrepreneurs and industry/business (small/large scale) are welcome to come and interact with scientist/ functionaries for detailed information, procedural guidelines for license of different technologies, and to gain 1st hand experience about different technologies to start own business/ production firm. Interested people can Dr. Ronald Platz speaking on “Tradition and identity: A Naga exhibition”, also contact DTDDF office on December 3. (NP) at SASRD, NU for further information related to tech- Correspondent also create an intellectual Delhi University, Elisabeth nologies and its transfers. life for the city. Seyerl- Humboldt Forum For its Sixth Edition, Berlin, Tiachenla Imchen KOHIMA, NOV 3 (NPN): The Hutton Lectures are the 2018 Hutton Lectures -The Kohima Institute, designed as an annual event was held at the Valhalla Amenla Imsong -Deccan during the Hornbill Festival Conference Hall, Kohima College Post-Graduate and so that international & na- Institute. The key note was Research Institute Pune, tional scholars can experi- delivered by Roland Platz, Yanbeni Yanthan- NU, ence the bustle of Kohima. curator for South & South- Khyulanu Ezung- NU, and The Hutton Lectures is East Asia Ethnological Limasenla Jamir-JNU. Organiser & director a platform for diffusion Museum, Berlin, Germany. of knowledge - which is Major-General Pradeep of the Kohima Institute, enriched by paper presen- Nair, IGAR (N), as the Kekhrie Yhome said the tations from different parts chief invitee, presented a main objective of organizof the world, including talk on the dynamics of ing this program was to crelocal scholars. It focuses Inner Line Permits and im- ate opportunities for local, on new forms of thoughts peratives of different states national and international scholars to interact, express and ideas as critical idioms in the North East. Other speakers in- their ideas, thoughts and that can benefit the social and academic milieu - and cluded Deepak Naorem- research. He also added

(from Chakhesang tribe) clinched the first and second positions and pocketed Rs. 7000 and Rs. 5000 respectively. Unfortunately, no one could make it to the third position within the stipulated time. SDO (Civil), Jakhama, Alemyapang gave away the prizes to the winners.

Sixth Annual Hutton Lectures

Societal technologies of BARC on display at Hornbill International Festival grounds in Kisama. DIMAPUR: Societal technologies of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai is on display at the Hornbill festival in Kisama. The display is organized by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Technologies Display and Dissemi-

nation Facility (DTDDF), SASRD (School of Agricultural Sciences and Rural Development), Nagaland University (NU). A press release by DTDDF, SASRD, Exercising Authority, Dr N K Patra stated that BARC

is a pioneer nuclear research institute and directly under control of the office of the Prime Minister, Government of India and has produced more than 140 technologies for common people and society of the country. Various

Utility items made from Banana fiber

at The Hutton Lectures that every year they have speakers from different countries and while this year the main speaker is from Germany, next year it will be from Nagaland. Yhome said the outcome was positive and was helping scholars by allowing knowledge sharing with scholars from all over the world. As a part of the lecture, The Kohima Institute has started preparation for next year’s 75th anniversary of the Battle of Kohima in April 2019 with two papers presented by young military historians.

Imlimenla Jamir, promoter of M/S Amity Banana Fiber & Allied Products, in the stall displaying and selling Banana fiber products. (DIPR) DIMAPUR: The Bamboo Pavilion at Kisama consists of 117 stalls exclusively displaying Made in Nagaland products, made by local entrepreneurs. A DIPR report stated that one such stall, M/S Amity Banana Fiber & K




Allied Products, is selling eco-friendly and organic products such as baskets, dusters, coasters, bags, vermicompost and decorative pieces made from banana fiber. The stall display has been set up for the first time in the Hornbill festival.

Banana Fiber Project is a process extracting fiber from banana trees which is considered a waste material after the banana fruit has been removed. Particularly in Nagaland, huge farms of wild banana trees waste away without any economi-

cal use as people are not aware of their value and utility. Banana fiber has tensile strength 2.07 times stronger than jute. Banana fiber products have vast market in countries like Advisor Horticulture, Mhathung Yanthan handed over a Tata Yodha Vehicle to Longkhum Vegetable the USA and European Village at a function held at Horti-Scape, Kisama on December 3, under the Tata Yodha Vehicle countries. program. (DIPR) K




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IDPwD observed in Mokokchung district

that included 49 PwDs from ten village DPO’s, village council representatives, Church leaders, watsu units, student bodies and parents representatives of PwD’s under Langpangkong range in the program chaired by president of Mongsenyimti Students’ Union (MSU) Putiwabong. Four sewing machines and seven sets of carpentry tools were distributed to PwDs presenting a special number during the International Day of Person with Organizers, special invitee, participants and others outside Mongsenyimti village PwDs of the area. Disabilities observance in Mokokchung. (NP)

community hall after the IDPwDs program.


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Mokokchung Battalion (44 Assam Rifles), in the program organised by MDLSA and Care and Support Society, in collaboration with MDDF, distributed kit items to PwDs. (PRO HQ IGAR-N) Correspondent

MOKOKCHUNG, 3 DEC (NPN): Along with the rest of the world, Mokokchung joined in celebrating the International Day of Person with Disabilities (IDPwD) under the theme “Empowering Persons with Disabilities and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality” here at Town Hall Mokokchung today. The program was organized by Mokokchung Legal Services Author-

ity and Care and Support Society in collaboration with Mokokchung District Disabled Forum (MDDF). The program was graced by Taliyanger, project director, DRDA Mokokchung as the special guest where he said that being disabled is not a curse adding that the general populace should not let them feel marginalised. He also called upon all saying that people should extend support and cooperation towards disabled persons

and include them in all walks of life. Earlier in the program, short speeches were delivered by Imkongwati, president AKM and advisor MDDF, representative from Mokokchung District Legal Services Authority and Maj Chandan, of 44 Assam Rifles. A special prayer for the PwDs was offered by Rev. Dr. Mar Atsongchanger, executive secretar y ABAM. The PwDs also gave special

Tuensang district observes World Diabetes Day

Dr. T. Pangjung Sangtam, CMO office staff and others after the World Diabetes Day program in Tuensang on December 3.

DIMAPUR: Tuensang district at the CMO’s Conference Hall, observed a belated World Dia- Tuensang on December 3. betes Day program under the A press release from CMO theme “The family and diabetes” office Tuensang, media officer


Apheang stated that the guest speaker was Dr. T. Pangjung Sangtam CMO Tuensang, who highlighted the importance of diet and physical activity for prevention of diabetes. He also briefed the participants on the complications caused by diabetes such as blindness, heart attack, kidney failure and stroke. He advised participants to go for screening tests and adopt a healthy life style. The program was chaired by Dr. I. Temsu Longchar deputy CMO; invocation prayer was offered by Tsupai, PMW; and a vote of thanks was proposed by deputy CMO. A free blood pressure screening and diabetes was conducted and a total of 58 people were screened.

presentations. Mongsenyimti village: International Day of Persons’ with Disabilities (IDPwDs) 2018 was observed at Mongsenyimti village community hall, organized by Grace Society CBR Forum (Community Based Rehabilitation) Changtongya and Changtongya Block Disable People’s Organization (CBDPO) in collaboration with Mongsenyimti Village Council on December 3. A press release from Grace Society CBRF coordinator, Chubawati stated that the program was held under the theme, “empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. T h u n g c h a n b e m o, SDO (Sardar) Mokokchung was the special invitee to the event. Speaking on the occasion, he encouraged the various stakeholders of the area to be responsible by bringing the disabled community

into the main stream. He encouraged them to adopt inclusive policies and attitudes towards the disabled community by giving them platforms to showcase their talents. He also thanked the Grace Society CBR Forum for their initiative and encouraged the participants to know their rights based on the Rights for Persons’ With Disabilities Act, 2016. The highlights of the program included invocation by T. Lima pastor, Chuchuyimlang Baptist Church, exhortation by representative of Mongsenyimti Village Council and P. Renthy, executive member of Changtongya Block DPO, special song from Molung Imsong, and a dedication prayer for PwDs by Imli Ozukum pastor, Mongsenyimti Baptist Church. Director of Grace Society R. Gonmei gave the vote of thanks. Around 120 persons participated in the program

KMC on shop census drive KOHIMA: Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) has informed all ward Panchayats to assist KMC in the shop census drive in their respective wards and submit their respective ward data to the KMC administrator by January 31, 2019 without fail. KMC administrator Kovi Meyase, in a release stated that, this initiative was in line with the Kohima Smart City Project under institutional strengthening for IT enabled better service delivery and accountability, under which KMC is planning to introduce a full fledged online trade licenses registration system. KMC is therefore, also offering the ward Panchayats a 10 percent incentive from the total amount collected from their respective ward shops, according to the census they submit to KMC office, during the year 2019-20.



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TB free Manipur by 2025: Biren


IMPHAL, Dec 3: To achieve the national target of a Tuberculosis (TB) free country by 2025, Manipur government has already started working to achieve the goal by impar ting awareness on the prevention and treatment of the deadly disease, Manipur chief minister, N. Biren Singh said on Monday. The chief minister said this after inaugurating a TB hospital at Keirao in Imphal East, which was constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 8.74 crore. Biren also claimed that the number of TB patients in the state has been on the decline. This showed that the state was moving ahead with eradication of the disease, the chief minister said. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to achieve the goal by 2025. Manipur will show by action. We will be able to achieve the goal,” he said. The chief minister also

Manipur CM N. Biren Singh inaugurating State TB hospital at Keirao in Imphal East.

said that the only way to control TB was through effective mass awareness, with the support of each and every member of society. In this regard, he appealed to the local clubs in valley districts and Churches in hill districts to extend support to the government in spreading awareness. Also, addressing the occasion, state health min-

ister L Jayentakumar said that TB was one of the greatest health challenges faced by the country and the emergence of Multi-Drug Resistance (MDR) TB and prevalence of HIV-TB coinfection has complicated the challenge further. He said to achieve the goal of total eradication of the disease by 2025, the government needs to join hands with the people. “Without

strong support from the public, the goal will not be achieved,” he added. The construction of a new building of the state TB hospital, inaugurated today, began in 2010 after the project was approved by the Centre and sanctioned Rs. 5 crore under Special Plan Assistance (SPA) during the 2008-2009 financial year. The state’s share of the project was Rs 3.74 crore.

Manipur observe IDPwDs Correspondent

IMPHAL, Dec 3: Manipur also observed the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwDs) on the theme “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.” State social welfare department hosted a state level observation programme in Imphal’s Khuman Lampak. The department also observed the day at district level in all districts across the state for the first time. The observance of the day at district level was aimed at reaching out to all the persons with disabilities in the state, said state social welfare minister, Nemcha Kipgen. Addressing the state level observance, the minister said that the theme of this year was appropriate as it was time for the people to realize that differently-abled persons were essentially a part of development and also to promote a strong and equal society for all. She said, “We must treat them at par with all of us as they are very much part and parcel of our society.”

24 remote villages in Arunachal 5 dead in KA road mishap to be connected by a road at last Correspondent

I TA NAG A R , D e c 3 (PTI): More than 4,000 people in 24 remote villages in Arunachal Pradesh’s Lower Siang district will get a proper road connectivity for the first time within a few months, an organisation which is spearheading the campaign for the construction of the road claimed today. The residents of 24 notified villages in remote Kangku circle of the district used to depend on roads of neighbouring state Assam even to go out of their villages for any work as there was no road since independence, the ‘No Road No Vote Central Committee’ (NRNCC) which is spearheading the demand for construction of road said.


NRNCC coordinator Mikjom Taso said that a 65-km road from Likabali to Kangku circle has been sanctioned by states Rural Works department under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) due to consistent efforts of local peoples and ‘No Road No Vote Central Committee’. The road has been sanctioned under the PMGSY, a government official said, adding it would be completed soon. Not a single vote was cast at five of the nine polling stations of the circle during the by-election to Likabali Assembly constituency held in December 2017 as the voters had boycotted election with the demand “No road no

vote”. After the locals threatened to launch civil disobedience movement to surrender their voter identity cards to the state government if their demand was not met, Chief Minister Pema Khandu had assure to look into the grievances. “This is a dream come true for people of the circle who have suffered a lot for lack of roads, which had made our lives difficult. The situation gets worse when there is medical emergency or inter-state rows,” he said and lauded the state and Central governments for approving the road. “The road would herald a new dawn in our lives,” he claimed.

Diphu, Dec 3: Five persons were killed and 41 others injured when a truck carrying a carol party skidded off the road in Mukhimpath Village Zirikindeng in West Karbi Anglong district on Sunday evening. Six persons who sustained serious injuries have been shifted to Gauhati Medical College & Hospital (GMCH) on Monday. Two persons were killed on the spot while three others succumbed to their injuries on the way to hospital. The deceased have been identified as Festingjun Terang (45), Melrina Terangpi (13), Jengsudan Chinthongpi (30), Jaslina Engtipi (17) and Leader Terang (60). Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) chief executive member (CEM) Tuliram

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Ronghang, executive member Amarsing Tisso, visited Diphu Civil Hospital to take the stock of the situation. They also made arrangements for shifting the six seriously injured persons from Diphu to GMCH. CEM has also directed all hospital authorities to provide free treatment to the injured persons. The CEM also informed the Minister of State for Health, Pijush Hazarika about the incident and about the critically injured persons being shifted to Guwahati.

“The term differentlyabled recognizes talent and value in everybody and treats them equally,” she added. Kipgen urged all the people to treat them with utmost love and care, not treat them harshly or expose them to any forms of torture. He reminded the gathering that many famous personalities of the world were born with physical disabilities, yet they outperformed others in their respective fields.As part of the occasion, gifts were distributed to all the differentlyabled persons who attended the observance function. State forest minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar who attended another observance hosted by Handicapped Welfare Association Manipur State presented blankets to 180 differently abled persons.

Dear Kethozeto, The best memories and the best moments of my life revolve around the smiles and laughter of just one person, that is you. You are eldest today than you have ever been and the youngest that you’ll ever be. You have always made me feel everyday like mother’s day. I pray everyday that God does the best for your life. Wish you the best greatest birthday ever! Mom Dear beautiful soul, Happy bigday. As U celebrate UR Birthday may U be blessed with everything that you dream of it n may our Love grow more strong as U grow Old.. Happie Brthdae Hany.. Love Kumgha Happy birthday Elokiu, Wishing you a very best life and successful life ahead, praying that all your dreams come true, may the joy, happiness & love be filled your life, & may God bless you with long life, once again happy birthday. With prayer Elo


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NCW supports livelihood program for NE women

Newly-appointed members of National Commission for Women Soso Shaiza calling on the minister of state for development of North Eastern region, Dr. Jitendra Singh in New Delhi on December 3. (Northeast Now) New Delhi, Dec 3 (PTI): The National Commission for Women (NCW) will support livelihood programmes for the women in the North East, particularly for those in younger age group, through skill development and specialised training, the DoNER Ministry said Monday. This was discussed at a meeting between Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh and the newly appointed member of the National Commission for Women, Soso Shaiza. The NCW will support livelihood programmes for the women in the northeast, particularly for those in younger age group, through skill development and specialised training, which can enable them to earn their living and also empower them as individuals,

a DoNER ministry statement said. During the meeting, it was observed that even though women in the northeast, by and large, are quite emancipated as far as their contribution in outdoor work is concerned, there was a huge scope for raising the levels of education among the women in remote and rural areas, and also to impart skill training to make them self-reliant. The minister said the NCW can supplement its efforts and resources in carrying forward several of the women-oriented projects which have already been undertaken by the DoNER and the North Eastern Council (NEC). The Self Help Groups (SHGs) of women are doing a commendable work in the region, he told Shaiza. According to the statement, the issue of young

women from the northeast living in metro cities like Bengaluru and Mumbai was also discussed in the meeting. Singh informed Shaiza that the construction work of a hostel in Bangalore University campus exclusively for girl students from the northeastern state is almost complete and the entire project has been funded by the NEC and the DoNER. He also said that the upcoming hostel for northeast students in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, will include accommodation for 200 girl students also. Shaiza was assured by the minister that the PSUs working under the DoNER will offer their collaboration and cooperation in women-oriented welfare programmes in the region, the statement said.


Coordinated ops among NE police forces on

G U WA H AT I , D e c 3 (Agencies): Coordinated operations among police forces of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland have started in the inter-state border areas to check the activities of the militant groups, while, officers in charge of the vulnerable districts have been directed to maintain close coordination with the village defence parties and village headmen to prevent youths from joining the militant outfits. Highly placed police sources told The Assam Tribune that inter-state movement of militants has become a major problem as the ultras sneak into Assam from their hideouts in Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts of Ar unachal Pradesh and Mon district of Nagaland to indulge in acts of violence in the state and retreat back immediately. Sources said that in a recent meeting, which was also attended by senior officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), a decision was taken to increase coordination between the State Police forces and the Army and paramilitary force personnel deployed on the ground. The coordination has improved considerably after the meeting and coordinated operations have been launched in the vulnerable areas along the inter-state borders, sources added. Sources revealed that force deployment along the vulnerable areas has been increased and officers and men of the police force have been deployed near the inter-state borders.

However, there is a problem in construction of permanent outposts in some of the inter-state border areas because of border disputes with the neighbouring states. Some of the Assam Police personnel, who were trained in jungle warfare, have also been deployed in the jungle areas to intensify operations. Senior officers of the Assam Police including the Director General of Police have also been visiting the border districts frequently to hold discussions with the district level officers to monitor the operations. Replying to a question on reports of a number of youths joining the United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent), sources admitted that a few boys have joined the militant outfit. To deal with the problem, the officers in charge of the police stations of the upper Assam districts have been directed to maintain close coordination with members of the VDPs and the village headmen to check whether any youth from any village is reported missing. If any youth is missing, efforts would be made to trace his or her whereabout, sources added. Though there have been reports that the ULFA(I) launched an extortion drive in Upper Assam districts, particularly in the tea gardens, sources said that not many reported receipt of such demands to the police. However, police and security forces are maintaining a close watch on the situation. Efforts are also on to keep watch on the suspected linkmen and sympathizers of the militants.

NITI forum to review the development status of NE

GUWAHATI, DEC 3 (AGENCIES): To review the development status of Northeast India, ‘NITI Forum for North East’ will hold meeting on Tuesday in Guwahati. The second meeting of the newly constituted ‘NITI Forum for North East’ will be held in Guwahati. Vice Chairman National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) AAYOG, Dr Rajiv Kumar will chair and Minister of State for DoNER, Dr Jitendra Singh will co-chair the meeting. In February 2018, the ‘NITI Forum for North East’ was constituted to periodically review the development status in North Eastern Region. The NITI Forum for Northeast is tasked to identify various constraints on the way of accelerated, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the North East Region of the country and to recommend suitable interventions for addressing identified con-

9 NDFB(S) cadres held in Arunachal I ta naga r , D e c 3 (PTI): In a joint operation by the Army and police officers, nine cadres of outlawed NDFB(S), including a teenager, have been arrested from Jairampur in Arunachal Pradesh. The rebels were infiltrating into India from their training camp in Myanmar when security forces apprehended them Sunday, Director General of Police SBK Singh said. A huge cache of arms and ammunition, including pistols and AK- 56 rifles, were recovered from their possession. “Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of Red Horns Division of Assam Rifles and Jairampur Police ambushed the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) rebels on their infiltration route,” Singh said, adding that the operation has dealt a “body blow” to the militant outfit.

straints. Members of the Forum include Secretaries of various Ministries of the Government of India, Chief Secretaries of all the eight North Eastern states and also senior government officials and experts from various fields. The Secretary, North East Council (NEC) is the Member Secretary of the National Institution for Transforming India Forum. The For um’s first meeting was held in April 2018 at Agartala where a wide ranging spectrum of issues was discussed. It emerged that Infrastructure, Horticulture, Bamboo, Tourism, Food Processing, Education, Livelihoods, Health and Made in North Eastern Region were areas critical for the development of the Region. Decisions taken at the meeting have since been carried forward by various Government Departments and other stakeholders. Deliberations during the meeting will mainly focus

on issues pertaining to five critical sectors - Tourism, Bamboo, Dairy, Fisheries and Tea. Besides the members of the Forum, a number of experts from Government, Industry and Academia

have also been invited to make the discussions more meaningful. The National Institution for Transforming India Forum is also tasked to examine and address any other issues which are of

Assam chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal pays obeisance to Siu-Ka-Pha on the occasion of Asom Divas at a central programme. G U WA H AT I , D e c 3 ( Ag e n c i e s ) : A s s a m chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal said that the Centre’s Act East Policy followed the ideals of the state’s first Ahom king, Swargodeo Chaolung SiuKa-Pha, in regard to building friendly relations with neighbouring countries, TST reported. “The Act East Policy

Agartala, Dec 3 (PTI): The National Liberation Front of Twipra (NLFT), a banned tribal insurgent outfit, has claimed it is in talks with the Tripura and central governments to solve the state’s problems. The state director general of police (DGP) refused to comment on the claim saying the issue is “confidential”, while the pricipal secretary of tribal welfare department said he was not aware of the government being engaged in any dialogue with the NLFT. “We have recently concluded 4th round of tripartite talks in order to solve problems of the state. The NLFT is looking forward for a permanent solution,” the outfit said in a statement on Sunday. The NLFT was




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enunciated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, follows Swargadeo Siu-Ka-Pha’s ideals to make friendly bilateral relations with ASEAN and BBN countries. Siu-KaPha worked to forge strong and friendly relations with other geographical entities which hold tremendous importance even today,” Sonowal said while addressing the central func-

formed in 1989 and the central government banned it under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in 1997 and later under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA). T h e o b j e c t i ve o f the NLFT is to establish an independent Twipra (Tripura) through an armed movement. Asked about the purported tripartite talks, Tripura DGP Akhil Kumar Shukla declined to



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Whereas, you have been found absent from bonafide Govt. duty with effect from 16-11-2018 without any leave or permission from the competent authority till date. And whereas, Calling Notices was issued and served to you through concern P.S vide order No.12BN(IR)/ RO-10/2018-19/1007 Dt. 27/11/2018. The said Regt. No.151 NCE SANTOSH KUMAR is hereby directed to report to the undersigned within 7 (seven) days from the date of publication of this notice failing which he will be declared as deserter without further notice. Commandant, 12th NAP Bn (India Reserve) Chingtok, Longleng.


Dated Kohima, the



Nov. 2018

Applications are invited from bonafide unmarried local candidates for undergoing 2 (two) years Soil Conservation Assistant Training course at the Soil & Water Conservation Research, Demonstration & Training Centre, Sechü (Zubza) for the session 2019-2021. 1. NUMBERS OF SEATS : 15 (fifteen) 2. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA : a) Educational Qualification – Passed 10 + 2 with minimum 45% marks in Mathematics & Science separately in HSLC from a recognized Board. b) Age – Should not be less than 18 years and not more than 25 years as on 01-01-2019. c) Documents required – Self attested copies of Marksheet & Admit Card from Matriculation onwards, Indigenous Inhabitant Certificate, Schedule Tribe Certificate & Certificate for Backward Tribes, Medical Fitness Certificate & 2 (two) recent passport size photographs. d) Short–listed candidates will have to appear for a written test and oral interview along with Original Educational Certificates in the Directorate of Soil & Water Conservation, Kohima. The date and time will be notified later through local paper. No individual Call Letter will be issued. e) Application forms can be collected from the Directorate of Soil & Water Conservation during the working hours w.e.f 10th December 2018 on payment of Rs.100 (Rupees one hundred) only as exam fee. f) The last date for submission of application is 18th December 2018. g) Incomplete documents shall be summarily rejected. h) Reservation of quota shall be made in accordance with the existing policy of the Government. i) TA/DA is not admissible in attending the examination. j) The Department reserves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reason thereof. (VILIEHU NGUZHÜ) Director of Soil & Water Conservation Nagaland : Kohima. Issued by DIPR DC-1958

Whereas, you have been found absent from bonafide Govt. duty with effect from 26-11-2018 without any leave or permission from the competent authority till date. And whereas, Calling Notices was issued and served to you through concern P.S vide order No.12BN(IR)/ RO-10/2018-19/991 Dt. 26/11/2018. The said Regt. No.121137 CN V.ALOTO SHOHE is hereby directed to report to the undersigned within 7 (seven) days from the date of publication of this notice failing which he will be declared as deserter without further notice. Commandant, 12th NAP Bn (India Reserve) Chingtok, Longleng.



Dated Dimapur, the 3rd Dec., 2018


In pursuance of the Department Advertisement No. DGM/ ESTT/Interview/77/2018 dt. Dimapur, the 31st Oct., 2018 for open recruitment of the posts of LDA-cum Computer Asstt. and a post of Driver, the following information are given for the candidates who have applied : 1. The Department shall conduct Written Examination on 15th December, 2018 (Saturday). 2. The Venue of LDA-cum Computer Asstt. Written Examination is at Dimapur Government College, Dimapur. 3. The Venue of Driving Test Examination for the post of Driver is at DGM office complex. 4. The examination shall be for a duration of 2 (two) hours (from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M). 5. Candidates are informed to bring Acknowledgement/ Admit Card and reach the examination hall at 10:30 A.M. sharp. 6. Syllabus for LDA-cum Computer Asstt. - General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Computer Basic and English. 7. The Written Examination shall carry a total of 100 marks. DC-1960

tion of Siu-Ka-Pha Divas (Asom Divas) in Jorhat on Sunday. “In this context, Assam can play a great role following the teachings of Siu-Ka-Pha and become strong and vibrant. Inspired and influenced by the ideals and philosophy of Swargadeo Siu-Ka-Pha, the state government is working to strengthen the edifice of ‘Bor-Asom’,” the chief minister said. The directorate of cultural affairs in association with Jorhat district administration organised the programme, an official statement here said. Sonowal further said that Siu-Ka-Pha, way back in 13th century, felt the necessity of integrating many communities for building a strong and powerful society and based on his ideals the BJP led government has envisioned “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas” to lend dignity to every individual and help them contribute to make a strong nation.

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importance but not specifically spelt out in its Terms of Reference. It could devise its own procedure to conduct its business/meetings/fields visits or constitution of Sub-Groups etc.

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comment. “These things are confidential. I will not comment. You have come to know (about the statement), I have also come to know,” Shukla said. Principal Secretary for Home, Kumar Alok, was not available for comments. The NLFT statement also claimed that it has stopped collecting “subscriptions” but some people are collecting money in the name of the organisation.



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Unknown factor


orld AIDS/HIV data shows that more than 77million people around the world have become infected with HIV since the epidemic emerged in the 1980s and that just under half, or 35.4million people, have died from AIDS -related illnesses. On World AIDS Day on December 1,2018 the theme “Know Your Status” was a message for most people. This means that though statistics are quite alarming, the real status could be known only if more people voluntarily take up blood tests. This has led to a dangerous situation in Russia and other former USSR countries where the situation is nearly out of control. There were more than 104,000 new HIV diagnoses in Russia in 2017, taking total cases to more than 1.2million, but the number of infected people is believed to be higher. The situation has concerned experts - who marked World Aids Day on Saturday - as Russia and Ukraine account for 75 per cent of all new infections in Europe amid a global decline. Russia faces an escalating crisis with a rate - 71.1 new infections per 100,000 people - that is more than 10 times that of Western Europe (6.4 infections per 100,000 people). Most new cases in the former Soviet Union in 2017 were from
 heterosexual sex as the disease spreads beyond high-risk groups, according to research by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and
 the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
The increased rate of new diagnoses in the region since 2012
 comes amid a global decline. Nagaland health and family welfare (H&FW) minister, S Pangnyu Phom, at the World AIDS DAY programme in Kohima and also the chief patron, disclosed that 24,218 blood samples were tested positive out of the 10,76,631 blood samples tested from the year 1999 to September 2018 as per the data. Dimapur alone has accounted for 1588 new HIV infections in Nagaland in 2017 . Most shockingly, it has been recorded that there are around 60 to 90 new HIV cases reported in Dimapur every month and 91 percent of HIV transmission in the state is through unprotected sex. The states with with high HIV prevalence rates are- Manipur (1.40%), Andhra Pradesh (0.90%), Mizoram (0.81%), Nagaland (0.78%), Karnataka (0.63%) and Maharashtra (0.55%). It may be noted, that till sometime back, Mizoram did not figure among the states with high HIV prevalence and that could be due to under reporting. Nagaland and Manipur have high prevalence rates. The state which should be giving more emphasis on blood tests should be Assam. The state has been under reporting HIV cases and that itself poses a grave threat. Though most of these States have figures that are lower than the national prevalence rate, still some among them like Tripura and Sikkim have recorded a relatively steep climb. Awareness on HIV/AIDS cannot be said to be insufficient though it should continue to be carried out. Health experts at the West African Centre for Cell Biology of infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) have warned the trend of increasing cases of new HIV infections may not decline anytime soon. Head of monitoring and Evaluation at WACCBIP, Dr. Osbourne Quaye, said people refusing to take the test has contributed to the alarming increase because they unknowingly affect others with the virus.

DailyDevotion “Not by Might nor by Power”

My speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power… —1 Corinthians 2:4 If in preaching the gospel you substitute your knowledge of the way of salvation for confidence in the power of the gospel, you hinder people from getting to reality. Take care to see while you proclaim your knowledge of the way of salvation, that you yourself are rooted and grounded by faith in God. Never rely on the clearness of your presentation, but as you give your explanation make sure that you are relying on the Holy Spirit. Rely on the certainty of God’s redemptive power, and He will create His own life in people. Once you are rooted in reality, nothing can shake you. If your faith is in experiences, anything that happens is likely to upset that faith. But nothing can ever change God or the reality of redemption. Base your faith on that, and you are as eternally secure as God Himself. Once you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, you will never be moved again. That is the meaning of sanctification. God disapproves of our human efforts to cling to the concept that sanctification is merely an experience, while forgetting that even our sanctification must also be sanctified (see John 17:19). I must deliberately give my sanctified life to God for His service, so that He can use me as His hands and His feet.


Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent. ~ Billy Graham


r. Madan Mohan Bajaj is not an animal welfare activist. He doesn’t try to stop cruelty, nor does he protest or go to court. He is the Director General of International Scientific Research & Welfare Organisation, and Chief of the Medical Physics, Immunophysics, Nuclear Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering Research Laboratory of the Department of Physics and Astrophysics of the University of Delhi, where he has been teaching since 1968. Author of more than 300 research papers, he is a fellow of Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding , Indian Academy of Medical Physics, American Chemical Society, Physical Society of Japan, Japan Society for Medical Electronics and Biomedical Engineering, Bangladesh Physical Society, Physical Society of Nepal, Asian Physical Society, Indian Society for Cancer Chemotherapy, Indian Society for Cancer Research, Mathematical Association of India, Society of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India. He had been the Secretary of the Indian Academy of Medical Physics and the Chairman of several symposia organised by the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. Dr. Bajaj has guided 18 Ph.D. students, 8 M.Phil. students & helped 2 D.Sc. students. Dr. Bajaj has co-authored 15 scientific books. He is the founder of the Mahatma Gandhi School for the Children of Leprous Families. In short, he is a hardcore scientist and a humanitarian. He has co-authored a book, with other well known physicists, putting forward a new and interesting point of view. It is called “Etiology of Earthquakes, A New Approach, by M M Bajaj, Ibrahim and Vijayraj Singh; Publishers: H. B. Prakashan, Indore". It is based on a research thesis presented in June

1995 at an international scientist conference held in Sudal, Russia. So far, predicting earthquakes is almost impossible, since humans still do not know the reason for them. The authors claim that the concentrated creation of pain and fear caused by the non stop killing of animals/birds and fish is what creates earthquakes. They claim that pain creates actual physical waves. Of course the theory will be dismissed by geologists, who guard their domains jealously. And, of course, it will be laughed at by other scientists. But remember this : driverless cars, cordless telephones, meat made by the multiplication of cells, sea waves that generate electricity, and a million other common things, were once laughed at theories. Uri Geller, who is world famous because he uses the power of his mind to bend spoons, is now one of many who can do the same. Schools to develop mind power have sprung up all over the world, from Russia to Italy, and I have seen some of them. In India we have so many Swamis who cure diseases, and change destinies, by concentrating on them. How does one explain the power of thought? The closest thing to a rational explanation I got was from the film called Lucy made by Luc Bresson in 2014. What we called coincidence – when we think of someone and they call in a few minutes - is also called synchronicity. It is a concept first introduced by the legendary analytical psychologist Carl Jung, which holds that events are "meaningful coincidences" if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related. Jung used the concept in arguing for the existence of the paranormal, but added "with our present resources it is impossible to explain Extra Sensory Perception". Does the mind generate waves of energy? The story goes that when Swami Vivekananda ap-

Who knows when proached Chicago, he pointed at a particular area in the distance which, according to him, had a thick black cloud of sadness on it. It was the stockyard / slaughterhouse, the largest in America, where cattle were brought to be killed. Was the miasma caused by the waves of despair and suffering? Jung is not the only scientist of world acclaim who believes in what is now called “the paranormal” (or what will be the new “normal” in a few years) Albert Einstein, the father of modern science, also propagated the EPW, or Einsteinian Pain Waves Theory, in the realm of geology. The BIS (Bajaj-Ibrahim-Singh) Theory claims to be a development on the EPW of Einstein. It argues, on the basis of the evidence the authors have gathered, that it is possible to correlate the cause of earthquakes with the concentrated genocide of animals. Why and when do earthquakes happen? No one knows. So this theory is as good as any. Maybe future seismology scientists will “prove” what the Rishis have been saying for centuries – that the universal mind is the most powerful instrument of all. The book collates the reports from different parts of the world where earthquakes have taken place, and where millions of animals have been butchered in, or near, high risk seismic zones. The Einstein pain wave theory says that while primary and secondary waves move quickly, pain waves build up pressure over a period of time and then, when they reach flash point, the crust of the earth breaks and reacts with an

earthquake. The book claims to have studied the complex role of nociceptive waves: in a sentient body, intense chemical (e.g., chili powder in the eyes), mechanical (e.g., cutting, crushing), or thermal (heat and cold), stimulation of sensory nerve cells, called nociceptors, produces a signal that travels along a chain of nerve fibres via the spinal cord to the brain, resulting in the experience of pain. Nociceptors require a minimum intensity of stimulation before they trigger a signal to the nervous system. Once this threshold is reached a signal is passed along. The authors claim that the same kind of pain waves are generated and passed along the crust of the earth by the immense noise and tension generated by animals on the verge of being butchered. These waves result in cracks in the crust in a certain direction, or seismic anisotropy. Acoustic anisotropy, or the effect on the crust caused by sound, is what, the authors are claiming, causes earthquakes. While low frequency resonances are hardly felt by people, earthquakes high on the Richter scale originate due to the slaughter of millions of animals daily for years together. The authors say that sound waves put great stress on rock. The daily butchering of thousands of animals continually, for several years, generates acoustic anisotropy due to the Einsteinian Pain Waves (EPW) emitted by dying animals. The book claims that since the EPW travel a great distance with time, abattoirs of one country may lead to havoc in another country. Their theory is that

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large-scale abattoir activity is the causative agent for major earthquakes. The authors have given the examples of the Latur (Khillari) earthquake, earthquakes of Utterkashi, Assam. In the US, the earthquakes of Northridge (1994), Long Beach (California – 1933), Landers (California -1992), San Francisco (1906), New Madrid (Missouri – 181112), have been mentioned. Russia's Neftegorsk (1995) finds a major mention. Kanto (1923), Nobi (1891), Kita-Tango (1927), Sankiru Tsunami (1933), Shizuoka (1935), Tonankal (1944), Nankai (1948), Fukui (1948), Off-Tokachi (1952), Kjta-Mino (1961), Nigata (1964), Off-Tokachi (1968), Kobe (1995), in Japan, the massive slaughter at Gadhimai and the Nepal earthquake have all been described to demonstrate a pattern. Could this be possible? Why not? For years Einstein’s theory of gravitational waves, propounded in 1916, was laughed at by scientists. A hundred years later, when instruments had been developed, in February 2016 US scientists announced that they had detected, heard, and measured gravitational waves, a landmark scientific discovery that is important in furthering our understanding of the universe. Gravitational waves are faint ripples in the fabric of space-time, created by massive movements in the universe, such as two black holes colliding, or massive stars exploding. The signal, that the Laser Interferometer Gravitationalwave Observatory (LIGO) caught, was produced by two merging black holes. Since gravitational waves are not absorbed, or reflected, by matter, they carry information on the motion of objects in the universe. All through history there have been scientists who have given concepts which were unknown and immeasurable at the time. In the 16th Century, Giordano Bruno claimed that the sun was just an-

other star and there were many worlds in the universe. He was burnt alive. Donald Trump still thinks that global warming is a myth. Here is a common example from basic physics to help understand the possible destructive power of pain waves. An object 'A' has a natural frequency at which it vibrates freely. If another object 'B', in proximity to 'A', vibrates at the frequency equal to the natural frequency of 'A', then 'A' starts vibrating with much greater energy. This phenomenon is called Resonance and can be potentially destructive for 'A'. The theory of Resonance can be extended to pain waves, which could trigger the tectonic plates to vibrate, resulting in severe earthquakes. The Tacoma Narrow bridge in US was the first documented bridge to have collapsed (in 1940) because of this resonance effect. It was found that, due to a design fault, the natural frequency of the bridge matched the frequency of airflow, which resulted in its destruction when the entire bridge started vibrating because of the air flowing over it. If a tiny vibration, at a specific frequency, can lead a bridge to vibrate as a whole, why can’t the pain wave, originating from an animal being slaughtered, lead to a similar destructive outcome such as an earthquake? The pain of an animal being slaughtered is a sudden release of a huge amount of life energy, probably a form of energy that we can’t measure as of now. Who knows when we will learn the technology which can measure collective pain and the frequencies at which it can cause mass destruction? Remember the Spanish proverb, “Toma lo quequieras y pagaporello, dice Dios” (“Take what you want and pay for it, says God.”). To join the animal welfare movement contact, www. peopleforanimalsindia. org



Holistic life style: A new way for looking for better and healthier life

ental health is an important aspect of our life and should never be neglected at any cost over other priorities in life. It is quite unfortunate that a large section of members of our present day society is pushed towards anxiety and depression due to numerous factors; and is moving towards alcohol and drug abuse or suicide to over come their so called failures in life. Life is an opportunity to work through for positive changes and not for giving up. Negative feelings such as frustration and depressions are worse than being sad as it damages the internal spirit of an individual and further traps us in a vicious cycle of abysmal darkness and perpetual hopelessness. It is therefore important to always look forward in life, try not to feel down or depressed, try and make every inch of our life useful, blissful, peaceful and rewarding to the best of our abilities. We should not allow negative thoughts to rule or command our lives, have faith on our talents and inner strength, try to be positive and today and tomorrow life will submit to our challenges. Life is not a bed of roses; and there will be numerous critical and/or depression points pushing us towards the wall. We should never live life like inhabiting an isolated island. We need to continuously feed our mind with positive thoughts and positive work; and keep

our body active through regular exercise to fight any depression and frustration. Stronger we make our inner selves better we will be able to deal with our mental health. Furthermore, it is important to have a balanced diet for a healthier and fulfilling life. It is not very difficult to achieve that and very simple and doable steps are needed. One of the approaches is to break the daily diet into 4 meals: 2 major (breakfast and dinner) and 2 minor meals. Early breakfast (between 6-8 AM) and early dinner (between 6-9 pm) helps our digestive system to work efficiently; and two minor meals comprising of seasonal fresh fruits (like apple, peach, pineapple, guava, orange, water melon, banana, date, any kind of cherries or berries, cantaloupe, kiwi fruit, papaya, mango, litchi etc) and/or fresh vegetables (like cucumber, tomato, carrot, baby corn, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, green peas, beans, ball pepper sweet pepper, etc) or dry fruits/seeds (like almond, cashew, groundnut, walnut, Brazil nuts, hemp heart, flax, fenugreek etc) can be excellent fillers and highly nutritious. One has to balance the intake of excess carbohydrates and include some animal protein (like meat, sea food, egg) and/ or plant proteins (legumes like different pulses, beans, soybeans, sprouted seeds or seedlings etc) and healthy

fat in the two major meals of the day. Low fat or no fat dairy products like milk, cheese, yogurt should be incorporated in the diet too. Sipping water all through the day will keep the body hydrated and active and will help cut down excess gastric juice or acid to build up in the stomach, and keep the kidneys healthy and active. Better to avoid the addiction of using too much salt, sugar, fat and oil in cooking, avoid excess red meat and egg per week and keep limits on consumption of chips, chocolates, salted nuts, bacon, sausage and salami, cut down on alcohol, carbonated soft drinks, artificially sweetened and flavored synthetic fruit juices, ready made packet foods and tobacco. If possible it will be better to totally avoid any of these addictions and opt for an active life style integrated with active cardio, stretch up and push ups, yoga and free hand exercises at home or a gum or brisk walking for 2-3 kilometers at least 3-4 times per week. Late night eating or watching television is a recipe for bad health and needs to be changed by selecting a regular sleep time. Late night craving for food should be dealt with fiber rich fruits or vegetables that do not add to calories. When you feel hungry during the day you can have unsalted dry fruits, fresh fruit and/ or vegetables to deal with sudden and uncontrolled

hunger in between the two major meals. If you intake sweet potato or potato than it is better to cut down on bread or rice. Chicken soup or vegetable soup with lots of fresh vegetables and spices could be a very good as a home made nutritious fast food. Cereal and milk in the breakfast is another good healthy option mixed with yogurt and fruit slices. Including vegetables like garlic, ginger, onion, black pepper, chili and other common spices will add taste and flavor to the food and make them nutritionally rich. Modern diet research suggests including at least 4-5 different colors to your food daily for an example: carrot (orange), tomato (red), sweet pepper (green), beet (pink) and banana (yellow), coconut (white). Healthy food choices lies with us and with plenty alternatives to avoid monotony. Most times we find numerous excuses to avoid leading an active life integrated with balanced and healthy diet and regular physical activity. The most common excuse that we all have is that we could not find time in exercising regularly. However, if we could form a habit of healthy eating and daily exercising it is just a matter of sticking to a regular habit and it is not expensive contrary to common belief. (To be concluded) Saikat Kumar Basu, Canada Reader’s note: Articles or letters published in any of the columns do not reflect the view of this

Intelligence and character


o one can deny the validity and importance of a modicum of intelligence and talent for success in life. But then, character goes a long way. An intelligent but lazy, weak, cowardly and unresourceful person will only see the pit in life. The reverse is true for a hard working person who employs qualities of character. For even the heavens and the stars would smile, I believe, kindly, on a person of character. But, then again a gifted person with a well developed character is destined for greatness of the highest order. Such a person will be a leader among men, if not the leader. The vagaries of life are unkind more often than not for most of humanity, except for the charmed few. A brief study of history, even recent history will show how certain people, by sheer dint of character has achieved greatness, fame; let it be even infamy! Hitler, Idi Amin, Saddam et al cannot certainly be credited with a superior intelligence. However, they had courage and leadership ability. The very same can be said about many of our Naga political leaders. Indeed some few are endowed with high intelligence. Not that I condone any of the aforesaid. The youth of today are confused for they have been waylaid by false prophets of every shade and hue. They are sincere and well meaning, apart from the rogue few. There are good gentlemen and ladies whom we have as our elders. So, there is hope. There is ample intelligence, let us harness our Naga character. We have been blessed, our land is blessed; let us be a blessing. Men! We have worthy women let be worthy! Amen. Edward Lotha, Advocate, Jotsoma

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Stay blessed and safe

With the Hornbill Festival in full swing in the state capital as well as all sorts of festivities in different parts of Nagaland, people are seen thronging around and having a good time. While this is indeed a festive season, one must keep in mind to reach home safe to our loved ones. Driving carefully is the responsibility of everyone on the way back home from various merriment activities. Where there are no street lights, it is imperative for the vehicle drivers to be extremely careful and give proper indications with their dippers. Stay blessed and safe. Rampau Zeliang, Dobhinala Dimapur newspaper nor that of the Editor in any manner.


UP cop among 2 killed by gau-rakshas

Subodh Kumar Singh died in the violence (PTI)

Giving details of the incident, ADG Law and Order Anand Kumar said in Lucknow that trouble started after villagers found some body parts of cows in a jungle in Mahaw village. “This morning carcasses of the cows were found dumped in a forest area outside the village. Activists of right-wing organisations soon gathered at the spot and alleged that people of a community were indulging in cow slaughter,” he said. Angry villagers and members of various Hindu groups brought the animal remains in tractor-trolley to the Chingarwathi Police Chowki and demanded action against the culprits. They raised slogans against the police administration and blocked the

Bulandshahr-Garh State Highway. Bulandshahr District Magistrate Anuj Kumar Jha, Sub-divisional Magistrate Avinash Kumar Maurya and other senior officials tried to reason with the protestors but they refused to budge. The protesters soon turned violent, pelting stones on policemen and indulging in arson, he said, adding that police had to open fire in self-defence. Kumar said the UP government acted swiftly and ordered an SIT probe, besides an inquiry by the ADG intelligence and a magisterial probe. He said that additional reinforcements have been rushed to the spot of violence, and described the situation as under control. “ Po l i c e i n s p e c t o r Subodh Kumar died in hospital during treatment after being hit by a blunt object, probably stone,” he said. Amid reports that the cop was lynched, the ADG said the exact reason for his death will be known after a post-mortem and the inquiry by the ADGintelligence who has been asked to submit a report in

48 hours. The ADG said that security has been bolstered in the area with 500 personnel of Rapid Action Force and 600 personnel of Provincial Armed Constabulary. DM Jha said, “Some people took the bodies of the animals and tried to block the road. The policemen were attacked when they tried to get the road opened.” Meanwhile, mobile footage from the area, shot by onlookers, showed young men attacking policemen with stones. The violence started at around 10 am in Siana area in the district where a major three-day Islamic congregation had concluded this afternoon. The policemen warned against attempts to spread any misleading information, saying the incident was not related in any way to the congregation. “The incident occurred 40-50 km away from the congregation site. Some miscreants were behind the violence and action is being taken against them in accordance with law,” the Bulandshahr Police tweeted in the evening.

Cong demands inquiries into ‘interference’ in SC

Air pollution: NGT slaps Rs 25 crore penalty on Delhi govt

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS): With quality of air oscillating between “poor” and “very poor”, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday asked the Delhi government to deposit Rs 25 crore with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for its failure to curb air pollution in the city. “Despite clear directions by the tribunal, there is hardly any action for compliance of orders and pollution continues unabated in blatant violation of the law and under the nose of the authorities who have hardly done anything concrete except furnishing excuses and helplessness,” a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said. The bench also asked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to furnish a performance guarantee of Rs 25 crore with the CPCB to ensure that there is no further lapse in this regard. Meanwhile, the AAP has hit back by saying that the uproar on the issue of air pollution has been restricted to Delhi.

New Delhi, Dec 3 (PTI): The Congress on Monday said Justice Kurian Joseph’s remarks after demitting office have proved its allegations against the government of interference in the highest levels of judiciary, and demanded separate parliamentary and judicial inquiries into the matter. The opposition party made the allegation of interference citing the retired Supreme Court judge’s sensational claim after demitting office that the previous Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra was working under some influence of an “external source”. Justice Joseph, however, refused to elaborate on who the external source was and the cases where there was a bias and administration of justice affected. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi, at a press conference, claimed the grave apprehensions of his party over “interference” in the highest levels of the judiciary have been proved by Justice Joseph’s remarks.

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alleged in a tweet. Singhvi said, “The nation rightfully wants to know the true nature, the true extent, the degree and the subject matter of the interference of the government. We further condemn this unconstitutional, invasive and illegal effort by the government.” “The government has become known for its dirty tricks department and for the abysmal erosion of bodies like the CBI, the Lokpal, the CIC, universities and now the Supreme Court,” Singhvi alleged. He said it was important that it comes to light which were those cases in which “these blatant and despicable initiatives” were taken by the government, who took these initiatives and how many times was it done. “I would call this a government of the interfering, by those who have much to hide and for cover up of its misdeeds,” he said. “We therefore need independent and separate parliamentary and judicial inquiry,” he said.

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ing about building walls of hatred.... This is Narendra Modi and his party’s language...and Narendra Modi’s mentality...,” he added. The AIMIM chief also asserted that no one was running away. “You talk about chasing away an MP.... Listen Uttar Pradesh chief minister, it is my religious belief that when Prophet Adam had descended on earth from paradise, he had come to Hindustan. This Hindustan is my father’s country and no one can remove me from here. “We feel pride in calling ourselves Hindustanis... but you say you will make Owaisi run away,” he said. “Allah will defeat Modi... Allah will insult Naidu (Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu)...Allah will defeat Rahul (Congress chief Rahul Gandhi) and Allah will ensure the Majlis’s victory,” Owaisi added.

for which they have been convicted entail a minimum punishment of one year in jail, going up to a maximum of seven years. Special Judge Bharat Parashar heard for over two hours the arguments on quantum of punishment advanced by the counsel for the CBI and the convicts. The court on November 30 convicted Gupta, former Joint Secretary in Ministry of Coal Kropha and the then director (CA-I)


literate... “Had you read (history), you would have known that the Nizam did not leave Hyderabad and Mir Osman Ali Khan was made the ‘Raj Pramukh’ and when there was a war with China, the same Nizam had given his gold...You are saying the Nizam had run away... he did not run away,” the Hyderabad MP said. He added that if Adityanath was willing, he could come with him to the Nizam’s grave and offer flowers. “But will you come?...You may ask to change the name of the grave also,” Owaisi said, mocking Adityanath’s plans to rename places in Uttar Pradesh. “Yogi, you are a chief minister...speak like a chief minister.... In your constituency, hundreds of children are dying every year due to encephalitis... There is no oxygen in the hospitals of Gorakhpur, you are not worried about that, you are coming here and talk-

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Hyderabad, Dec 3 (PTI): Hitting back at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s “Nizam” barb at him, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has said India is his father’s country and no one is running away. Addressing a poll rally here Sunday night, he also said Adityanath was speaking the language of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and that of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and he was ignorant about history. The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief was reacting to Adityanath’s comments at a rally in poll-bound Telangana that he would have to “run away” from Hyderabad, just like the Nizam, if the BJP came to power in the southern state. “Yogi says if the BJP comes to power in Telangana, Owaisi will be made to run away like the Nizam. The first thing, you (Adityanath) are zero in history. If you cannot read, then ask the

New Delhi, Dec 4 (AGENCIES): A Delhi court on Monday reserved for December 5 its order on sentencing of former coal secretary H.C. Gupta, convicted in a corruption case relating to allotment of coal blocks in West Bengal during the previous UPA regime at the Centre. The court will also award punishment to five others, including one retired and another serving public servant — K.S. Kropha and K.C. Samria — held guilty for various offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act and Indian Penal Code. Samria’s lawyer informed that court that he has been suspended after he was convicted and taken into custody on November 30. The CBI sought a maximum of seven years imprisonment for the five convicted persons and imposition of heavy fine on the private firm. The offences

“No less than a Supreme Court judge who demitted office a couple of days ago... has expressly articulated the grave threat to India’s highest judicial institution,” Singhvi said. “Justice Joseph has in clear and unequivocal terms talked of the arbitrary bench selection, external influences, by implication remote controls, and political biases injected into the system by the government of India, by the ruling party,” he alleged. There was no immediate reaction from the government or the BJP to the allegations. The Congress was not concerned about how the judicial organ looks at such things because it was fully competent to deal with it, but it was concerned about the accountability owed by the government, Singhvi said. The Congress, therefore, demands a response from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Singhvi said. It has become clear that the Modi government was using the CJI as its puppet, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala

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Bulandshahr (UP), Dec 3 (PTI): A police inspector and a youth were killed on Monday as a rampaging mob protesting alleged illegal cow slaughter torched a police post here and clashed with police, which opened fire, officials said. Additional Director General (Meerut zone) Prashant Kumar said the protestors from Mahaw village and nearby areas pelted stones on the police and indulged in arson, setting ablaze several vehicles and Chingarwathi Police Chowki. Inspector Subodh Kumar, who was posted at the Siana Police Station, died in the violence, he said, but did not elaborate. Police also said a 20-year-old youth, identified as Sumit, died of gunshot wounds. As tension prevailed in the area following the violence that lasted nearly three hours, the Uttar Pradesh government deployed additional police, including over 1,000 personnel of anti-riot forces, and ordered multiple probes -- by SIT, ADGIntelligence -- and a magisterial inquiry.



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New Delhi, Dec 3 (PTI): Gold prices Monday recovered Rs 390 to close at Rs 31,850 per 10 gram at the bullion market in the national capital on rise in demand from local jewellers amid firm trend overseas. Silver followed suit and shot up by Rs 800 to 37,360 kg on strong demand from industrial units and coin makers. The precious metal had lost Rs 390 in the past four sessions. Meanwhile, silver ready spurted by Rs 800 to Rs 37,360 per kg, while weekly-based delivery rose (rpt) rose by Rs 602 to Rs 35,749 per kg.

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for employment, which continued to grow at one of the quickest rates seen in sixyears,” de Lima said. “Supply-chain pressures remained weak, however, which supported a softer rise in input prices.” Employment growth remained well-above the long-term average of 50.7 in November although firms hired at a slower pace last month than they did in October. Despite input cost inflation easing to a seven-month low in November, stronger demand let firms raise prices at the fastest pace since February 2017, posing upside risks to inflation. According to a Reuters poll, the RBI will raise interest rates once next year, after raising them twice this year, to try and contain inflation, which hit a 13-month low of 3.31 percent in October.


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last month from October’s 53.1, confounding median expectations in a Reuters poll for a fall to 52.6. It held above the 50point threshold mark that separates growth from contraction for the 16th straight month. “The relatively weak demand environment seen earlier in the year showed signs of abating, with clients unfazed by another round of increases in output prices and placing more orders regardless,” noted Pollyanna De Lima, a principal economist at IHS Markit. Separately, data on Friday showed India’s annual


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New Delhi, Dec 3 (Agencies): India’s factory activity in November expanded at the fastest pace this year, buoyed by a rise in domestic and foreign demand that allowed firms to raise prices, a private survey showed. Monday’s survey bolsters views that business activity in Asia’s third-largest economy continues to recover from a slowdown and indicated that risks from rising inflation pressure would not dissuade the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) from tightening monetary policy again. The Nikkei Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, compiled by IHS Markit, rose to 54.0

pace of economic growth moderated to 7.1 percent in the July-September quarter, from 8.2 percent in the previous three months. The pace was pulled down by a slowdown in consumer spending and farm growth at a time Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government turns its attention to an election due by May. The latest survey showed the new orders subindex, a proxy for domestic demand, rose to 55.9 in November - its highest since December 2017 and an encouragement to firms to increase output. Foreign demand expanded at its quickest pace in nearly four years while optimism about future output increased from October’s 20-month low. “Signs of rising confidence in the upturn were also provided by the trend

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tional” over the last few years as during 2017-18 the personal advance tax collections increased by 23.4 per cent and personal self-assessment tax grew by 29.8 per cent over the 201617 period. These figures were “extraordinarily high”, the report said, for the 2016-17 period “corroborating the premise that demonetisation and the subsequent use of bank deposit data by the I-T Department had a major impact on voluntary tax payments by the non-corporate/ individual taxpayers”. The report talked about the current fiscal saying the gross corporate advance tax has increased at a rate above 16 per cent and the personal advance tax increased over 30 per cent. Talking about enforcement action (notices, raids and surveys) initiated post the note ban, the report said about 3 lakh notices were issued to those individuals in whose bank accounts large amounts of cash was deposited post-demonetisation but no return of income was filed. “Returns in 2.1 lakh such cases (about 70 per cent) have now been filed by the taxpayers and substantial self assessment tax has been paid by such taxpayers even as action in the balance 30 per cent cases is underway,” the report said.


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year is Rs 11.5 lakh crore and the taxman is left with four months to achieve the target by the closing of the fiscal on March 31 next year. The report added that there has been a “sustained increase in the number of income tax returns (ITRs) filed in the last four financial years as compared to 3.79 crore ITRs filed in 2013-14 fiscal and the number of ITRs filed during 2017-18 fiscal has increased by 81 per cent to 6.87 crore”. It said the department was able to “widen the tax base” by not only witnessing an increase in the number of ITRs filed but also by the enhanced number of new ITR filers who increased to 1.07 crore during 2017-18 as compared to 85.51 lakh new ITR filers added during 2016-17 fiscal, a growth of 25 per cent. The report added that the net direct tax collections grew by 18 per cent in 2017-18, at Rs 10.03 lakh crore, from 2016-17. “The growth rates in 2015-16 and 2014-15 were only 6.6 per cent and 9 per cent respectively. The growth rate of 18 per cent in direct tax collections for 2017-18 is the highest in last seven financial years,” the report said. It added that the revenue flow from the advance tax and self-assessment tax category has been “excep-

Mumbai, Dec 3 (PTI): Snapping its four-day rising streak, the rupee Monday dropped by 88 paise, its biggest single-day loss in more than three months, to close at 70.46 against the US currency as oil prices rebounded and the US currency gained strength. Forex dealers said increased dollar demand from importers amid firming global crude oil prices and a strong dollar weighed on the rupee sentiment. Crude prices rebounded on Monday after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman agreed to extend their agreement to limit production to arrest a slump in global prices. Crude oil prices surged over 3.85 per cent to USD 61.75 per barrel in global markets. The rupee opened lower at 69.87 and fell further to settle lower by 88 paise or 1.26 per cent, its biggest single-day loss in since August 13, at 70.46 per US dollar. The rupee had strengthened by 27 paise to close at a fourmonth high of 69.58 against the US currency Friday. Forex dealers said the American currency gained strength after the US and China agreed to put off imposition of higher tariffs from January 1 while entering a 90-day period of talks to bring an end to the dispute.

Strong demand pushes November factory growth

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New Delhi, Dec 3 (PTI): The Income Tax Department has mopped up over half the kitty of the targeted direct tax revenue for this fiscal, at more than Rs 6.63 lakh crore, riding at a record “high growth rate of last seven years” that was also propelled by demonetisation, a latest report of the CBDT has said. The report of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the policy-making body for the I-T Department, on the “impact of demonetisation” states that the 2016 exercise of invalidating the two high-value currencies of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 has “thrown up a large tranche of data and credible information based on which enforcement actions, including search and survey, are being conducted by the tax department with great degree of success against tax evaders”. The report, accessed by PTI, said the department has till now (updated till November 15) made a gross collection of Rs 6.63 lakh crore in the direct taxes kitty this fiscal, which is 16.4 per cent higher than the gross collections for the corresponding period of last year. This, the report said, was a “positive impact of demonetisation.” The direct taxes revenue collection target for the 2018-19 financial

Rupee breaks 4-day winning run; drops 88 paise

Nagaland Post, Dimapur TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2018


I, VIRIELE THAPRÜ, am applying for duplicate copy of Nagaland University B. A 3 rd Marksheet as I have lost it. Name : Viriele Thaprü F/name : Seyiesiil Thaprü Roll No : B12070116 Regd. No : 2012070202 of 2011-2012 College : Baptist College Kohima.


Half of targeted direct tax collections netted: CBDT




LOST NOTICE I, Miss M.Thungbani Ezung, am applying for duplicate copy of Class Eight Pass Certificate as i have lost it. Name : M. Thungbani Ezung F/Name : Mhonlumo Ezung M/ Name : Nyoyani Ezung Class : 8 Year of Passing : 2002 School : SMB High School Wokha Reg. No. : G – 21433 Result : Passed K-3532




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World ‘way off course’: UN warns

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaking during the opening of COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice on Monday. (Reuters)

KATOWICE(POLAND), DEC 3 (AGENCIES): The world is “way off course” in its plan to prevent catastrophic climate change, the United Nations warned Monday as nations gathered in Poland to chart a way for mankind to avert runaway global warming. According to AFP, after a string of damning scientific reports showing humanity must drastically slash its greenhouse gas emissions within the next decade, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told

delegates at the opening of a UN climate summit: “We are still not doing enough, nor moving fast enough”. Monday will see leaders from at-risk nations such as Fiji, Nigeria and Nepal plead their case at the COP24 climate talks, which aim to flesh out the promises agreed in the 2015 Paris climate accord. But host Poland -heavily reliant on energy from coal -- will push its own agenda: a “just transition” from fossil fuels that critics say could allow it

to continue polluting for decades. Nor are any of the world’s largest emitters represented at the highest level in Poland. The Paris deal saw nations agree to limit global temperature rises to below two degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) and under 1.5C if possible. Officials from nearly 200 countries now have two weeks to finalise how those goals work in practice, even as science suggests the pace of climate change is rapidly outstripping mankind’s response. One of the key disputes is finance. Under Paris, richer nations -- responsible for the majority of historic greenhouse gas emissions -- are expected to contribute funding that developing nations can access to make their economies greener. But US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord has dented trust among vulnerable nations, who fear there is not enough cash available to help them adapt

to our heating planet. T h e Wo r l d B a n k on Monday announced USD200 billion (175 billion euros) in climate action investment for 2021-25 -- a major shot in the arm for green initiatives but one which needs bolstering by state funding. The background to Monday’s summit could hardly be bleaker: with just one degree Celsius of warming so far, Earth is bombarded with raging wildfires, widespread crop failures and super-storms exacerbated by rising sea levels. “Even as we witness devastating climate impacts causing havoc across the world, we are still not doing enough, nor moving fast enough, to prevent irreversible and catastrophic climate disruption,” Guterres said. The UN’s own expert climate panel in October issued its starkest warning to date. To have any hope of reaching the 1.5C goal by the end of the century, it said emissions from fossil fuel use must be halved by 2030.

Poland is one of many nations heavily reliant on coal and wants this round of talks to reflect the role fossil fuels play in its economy. On Monday, it will unveil a declaration calling on states to “recognise the challenges faced by sectors, cities and regions in transition from fossil fuels... and the importance to ensure a decent future for workers impacted by the transition.” As Poland pushed the continued use of coal, it fell to the president of Nauru, a Pacific island nation that is critically threatened by rising sea-levels, to point out the most obvious barrier to climate action: fossil fuel use. Baron Divavesi Waqa said the Paris agreement “doesn’t radically disrupt the fossil fuel industry... these powerful interests emerged from Paris unscathed and we ignore that reality at our peril.” Frank Bainimarama, prime minister of Fiji and president of last year’s COP, said developed nations must act now to save the planet.


Sri Lankan court bars Mahinda Rajapaksa from acting as PM C o l o m b o, D e c 3 (PTI): A Sri Lankan court Monday barred Mahinda Rajapaksa from acting as Prime Minister, in a major setback to President Maithripala Sirisena who had installed his former rival in place of Ranil Wickremesinghe in a controversial decision that triggered a constitutional crisis in the island nation. The Court of Appeal temporary halted Rajapaksa and his Cabinet from functioning in their positions in response to a case filed by 122 legislators against the disputed government. The court set the hearing of the case for December 12 and 13. “According to the interim relief, Rajapaksa and his disputed government have been prevented from acting as PM, cabinet and deputy ministers,” said a lawyer, who was present at the hearing. He added that the court was of the opinion that “irreparable damage” could be caused if persons

Mahinda Rajapaksa

not entitled to do so sit as prime minister and cabinet ministers. As many as 122 parliamentarians of Wickeremesinghe’s United National Party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and Tamil National Alliance last month filed a petition in the Court of Appeal challenging Rajapaksa’s authority as the prime minister. The interim ruling was a major blow to both President Sirisena and Rajapaksa after the former had appointed the latter as the prime minister on October 26, plunging the country

into constitutional crisis. Sirisena later dissolved Parliament, almost 20 months before its term was to end, and ordered snap election. The Supreme Court overturned Sirisena’s decision to dissolve Parliament and halted the preparations for snap polls. The political crisis has crippled the government for more than a month. Both Wickremesinghe and Rajapaksa claim to be the prime ministers. Wickremesinghe says his dismissal is invalid because he still holds a majority in the 225-member Parliament. Prior to the crisis, Wickramasinghe’s UNP had the backing of 106 parliamentarians while Rajapaksa and Sirisena combine had 95 seats. Rajapaksa has, so far, failed to prove his majority in Parliament. Wickremesinghe, with the support from the main Tamil party, claims to have the support of more than 113 legislators, required for simple majority.

Qatar to leave OPEC from Jan 2019 Marriott facing lawsuits after massive data breach on November 30 revealed that its guest reservation system was hacked, exposing the personal information of approximately 500 million guests. The hotel chain said the hack affected its Starwood reservation database, a group of hotels it bought in 2016 that included the St. Regis, Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels, Le Méridien and Four Points by Sheraton. “For roughly two-thirds of the guests who were possibly affected, the informa-

tion in the breach included names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passport numbers and travel details,” CNN reported. Marriott said some records also included encrypted payment card information, but it could not rule out the possibility that the encryption keys had also been stolen. “We fell short of what our guests deserve and what we expect of ourselves. We are doing everything we can


Shareholders of Ex-servicemen Society Buildings of Kohima and Dimapur are hereby notified to come along with their Share Cards and attend meetings positively on the dates and venue specified below at 10:00 AM. 1) Kohima, Phek, Tseminyu, Pughoboto on 13th - 14th December 2018 at Union Building, Kohima. 2) Dimapur and Peren on 15th December 2018 at MPCS Building, Dimapur. Sd/General Secretary MPCS, Dimapur DP-9120

NOTICE INVITING OTHER CLAIMANTS TO REPRESENTATION TO COME FORWARD (SECTION 375 OF INDIAN SUCCESSION ACT 1925) In the Court of Shri Albert Ezung Additional Deputy Commissioner Dimapur District, Nagaland


NO.M-533/18/7604-05 Notice is hereby given that Shri/Smti Narayan Pradhan -Vrs- Lt. Visheno Angami resident of Dimapur Town/Village in the District of Dimapur, Nagaland under Rule 50 & 51 of Assam Land Revenue Regulation 1886 have applied for Mutation of land described in the schedule below :The undersigned under Rule 52 of the said Rules do hereby invites claims/objections concerning to the said land, if any & should be submitted to this court in writing on or before 27/12/18. SCHEDULE OF LAND AND BOUNDARY Name of Patta Holder : Late Visheno Angami Village/Block No : Purana Bazaar, Patta No : 187, Dag No : 836, Area : 00-02-½, North : Meera Upadhays South : T. Vikheli Zhimo, East : Road, West : M. Hutoho Kiba Deputy Commissioner Dimapur : Nagaland




GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER KOHIMA : NAGALAND OBJECTION NOTICE Dated Kohima the 27th Nov. 2018 NO.JUDL/SUCC/102/2018-VII: Whereas Shri. Nihokhu Sema F/o Lt. Enoch Uto Wotsa, Driver, UPHC, Dimapur resident of Lower Agri Colony, Kohima has applied for issue of Succession Certificate under the Indian Succession Act 1925, Part X to draw/withdraw/operate/transfer his Late Son GIS, Leave Encashment & NPS. Bank A/C no. 10170100039708 Bank of Baroda, Dimapur Branch who expired on 02-07-2018. Now therefore, public are hereby asked to file claims/objections if any within one month from the date of issue of this notice. Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kohima K-3538


The meeting had adopted and resolved to the five point resolution as :1. The Lotha Regional Council (NNC) extends full support to the present President NNC. Mr. Thinoselie M Keyho (Rtd) General and his Executive Council towards re-vitalizing, strengthening and perusing the mandate of the Naga people as the original political Institution. 2. Re-affirm to stand by the 1946 NNC which was formed in Wokha district in Lotha Region. 3. Re-affirm to stand by the 14th August Declaration of Naga Independence Day in 1947. 4. Re-affirm to stand by the 16th Mat Naga plebiscite of 1951. 5. Will continue to abide and adhere to the Principle of Non violence and mutual respect towards Naga aspiration.


Chumbemo Khenchong President L.R.C Lotha Region : Wokha

Dated Medz the 30th Nov 2018

NOTICE Whereas Smti. Vino Kehie D/o Helevio Suokhrie of Medziphema Town has applied for issue of Succession Certificate under the Indian Succession Act.1925 to draw/operate his bank account No. 11667738914 (SBI, Medziphema), GPF/GIS, Family benefits etc. of Late Helevio Suokhrie who was expired on 22-10-2018. Therefore, public are hereby asked to file objection/claim if any within 30 days of issue of this notice. Addl. Deputy Commissioner Medziphema Dist. Dimapur, Nagaland DP-9122

PUBLIC NOTICE It has come to my knowledge that Mr. Zakiesielie Houzha sold my woodland at Punglwa B without my consent and knowledge. In this connection, I do hereby declare that I am the sole owner of the said woodland and anybody who deals with him in this connection is doing so at his/her own risk. Date : 3rd December 2018 Kefun Sakhrie Place : Kohima Kohima


With immense pride and honour, we the Yikhum Students’ Union heartily congratulate Dr. Longshibeni N. Kithan, D/o. Nzuthung and Florence Kithan on being conferred as Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Anthropology on the Thesis entitled – “Water and Culture among the Lotha Nagas under School of Human and Environmental Science” NEHU, Shillong under the supervision of Professor Lucy Zehol. It not only brought laurels to the individual but is a proud moment for the denizens of Yikhum Villagers as a whole. Further, the Union prays and wishes her more success in the days to come. Z. Pilamo Odyuo President, YSU


Yihamo Patton Central Executive Member Lotha Region : Wokha

500 million guests have been affected by this data breach. “While we’re still only beginning to assess the true extent of the attack, ultimately, the security solutions the Starwood Hotels and Marriott Group had in place clearly weren’t sufficient enough if it allowed an unauthorised third party to get into the system,” said David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab.


Whereas application under Succession Act 1925 for grant of Succession Certificate for the estate of Late Kumar Bishwakarma, Deceased, has been filed by Shri. Subash Bishwakarma, relation son R/o H/No 35B Marwari Patti, Jain Temple Road Dimapur to draw his Landed Property etc, who expired on 1.12.16. Covered by Patta No. 757, Dag No. 1039, Block No. 6, Mouza No. 1. Notice is hereby given that any person having interest in the administration of the estate of the said deceased, may if he/she so desire may appear in this court within 30 days, on the said day of 17/12/18. Given under the hand and seal of the court this 16 day of 11/18. Addl. Deputy Commissioner Dimapur : Nagaland DP-9128


to support our guests and using lessons learned to be better moving forward,” said Chief Executive Arne Sorenson in a news release. Marriott said that it reported the breach to law enforcement and was also notifying regulatory authorities. Marriot shares witnessed a maximum 8.7 per cent drop after announcing the data breach. According to cyber security experts, questions need to be asked as to how


San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS): Customers in the US have sued global hotel chain Marriott for exposing their data, with one classaction lawsuit seeking $12.5 billion in damages. The lawsuits were filed in the state of Oregon and Maryland, ZDNet reported on Monday. “While plaintiffs in the Maryland lawsuit didn’t specify the amount of damages they were seeking from Marriott, the plaintiffs in the Oregon lawsuit want $12.5 billion in costs and losses,” said the report. Marriott International

Z. Chumbenthung Jungio Gen. Secretary, YSU


we are a very small player in and I don’t have a say in what happens ... practically it does not work, so for us it’s better to focus on our big growth potential,” he said. One OPEC source told Reuters the decision was more symbolic than anything else. “They are not a big producer, but have played a big part in it’s (OPEC) history,” the source said. Qatar has oil output of only 600,000 barrels per day (bpd), compared with the 11 million bpd produced by Saudi Arabia, the group’s biggest oil producer and world’s biggest exporter.



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Date: Kma the 3rd Dec’18.

FELICITATION With great honour, we the Kohima Aliba Senso Telongjem acknowledge and congratulate Dr. Temjenwabang on being conferred Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Botany on the Topic “Studies on Macro fungal Diversity of Kohima district of Nagaland”. under the supervision of Dr. Talijungla, Department of Botany, Nagaland University, Hq. Lumami. The union is indebted for bringing laurels to the union in particular and to Aliba villagers in general and further prays that the Almighty God guide him in all his future endeavors. (MANGYANGER Lkr.) President, KAST

(IMJUNGWATI) General Secretary, KAST


not driven by politics. Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad al-Kaabi told a news conference that Qatar, which he said been a member of OPEC for 57 years, would still attend the group’s meeting on Thursday and Friday this week, and would abide by its commitments. “Qatar has decided to withdraw its membership from OPEC effective January 2019 and this decision was communicated to OPEC this morning,” the minister said. “For me to put efforts and resources and time in an organisation that


DOHA, Dec 3 (Agencies): Qatar said on Monday it was quitting OPEC from Januar y 2019 but would attend the oil exporter group’s meeting this week, saying the decision meant Doha could focus on cementing its position as the world’s top liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter. According to Reuters, Doha, one of the smallest oil producers in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, is locked in a diplomatic dispute with the group’s de facto leader Saudi Arabia but said the move to leave OPEC was



Bulk LPG Loading Facility commissioned in Dimapur

Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra inaugurating the Bulk LPG loading facility commissioning at LPG Bottling Plant, Dimapur on December 3. (DIPR) DIMAPUR: Director (HR), Indian Oil Ltd. Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra, inaugurated a Bulk LPG loading facility commissioning at LPG Bottling Plant, Dimapur‘s premises on December 3 in the presence of CGM Indian Oil- AOD state office, Uttiya Bhattacharyya. DIPR reports that plant manager LPG BP,

Dimapur Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Kumrah Solei, said that Indian Oil Cor poration LTD had attained yet another landmark by inaugurating the facility. He also mentioned that IOCL has augmented the Bulk LPG handling capacity of the Bottling Plant by constructing an additional bay dedicated

TAJCF on Foothill Road and taxation DIMAPUR: Tuli Area Joint Council Forum (TAJCF) has expressed outrage over the state government abandoning the Trans Express Road construction (Foothill Road) construction for the last few years. TAJCF Tuli president, L. Lepzuk Lemtur, in a press release stated that the TAJCF, consisting of 15 villages from around Tuli town, deliberated this matter in a periodical meeting on December 1. The release stated that the representative members seriously viewed this issue because for the last few years, people were hoping for the completion of this road. The area people did their best, it stated -- they contributed and donated greatly, even to the extent of signing a no objection certificate. In spite of this, earth cutting has still not been done for some portions of the road that fall within the TAJCF jurisdiction, while this had been completed for some other portions. The meeting, according to the release, resolved that if construction does not resume within December 2018, the TAJCF “shall take a new step, which would be fatal to the state government as well as to the entire section of the people.” The meeting also expressed resentment over the multiple tax collection imposed by the underground factions. According to the TAJCF, the meeting immediately resolved to not pay any taxes to underground factions until they unite into one political party. “Because TAJCF stand for one tax one government which is alive from the year 2014” it asserted.

for the same. This will increase the volume of Bulk LPG inflow to the Bottling Plant which in turn will improve the bulk movement to upcountry locations he added. On the occasion, an empty tank was filled through the bulk loading facility and the operation was explained to the HR director.

news in Brief PCC 33rd annual day: Public College of Commerce (PCC) Dimapur will be observing its 33rd annual day on December 5, 10 a.m. at Town Hall. All alumni of PCC have been invited to attend the annual day program. YSU 52nd general conference: Yikhum Students’ Union (YSU) has informed everyone concerned that its 52nd general conference will be held on December 20 at community hall, Yikhum. All students residing outside the village have been requested to attend the conference without fail. All top holders and merit students from class one and above are to submit photocopies of mark sheet to the union office on or before December 17. For more information, one may contact 8729998227, 9612915645. NAYO 25th anniversary: The main celebration of the 25th anniversary of Northern Angami Youth Organization (NAYO) will be held on December 5 at Chiephobozou. Chief minister Neiphiu Rio will be the host and MLA Khriehu Liezietsu will be the co-host. The main program will be held from 9:10 AM. YYAP coordination meeting: Yondon Youth Association Pangti (YYAP) will be holding a coordination meeting on December 20, 4 pm at its office building with regard to the Golden Jubilee 2023. General secretary, Thungbamo N. Shitio in a release requested all respective committees to attend the meeting. KMC Inter- Ward Cleanliness Competition-&–Pre: Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) has informed all Ward Panchayat s that the 8th edition of Annual InterWard Cleanliness Competition-&–Pre-Christmas Celebration will be held on December 15, 3 pm at the KMC office premises. The award committee has already started inspection and are awarding points in various aspects of the award criteria. Mokokchung DPDB meeting on December 7: Office of the District Planning Machinery Cell, Mokokchung has informed all DPDB members that the Mokokchung DPDB meeting for the month of December will be held on December 7 at the ADC’s (Planning) Conference Hall from 11 a.m. All concerned DPDB members have been requested to attend the meeting without fail. (DIPR)

Peace building training for leaders

Organizers, resource persons and participants of the Peace Building training program held on November 30. DIMAPUR: A one-day training program on peace building and dialogue facilitation skill was organized by Pastors Fellowship Tseminyu along with Peace Channel on November 30. A press release from Arhomo C. Ngullie of Peace Channel stated that PRO peace channel, Kishore Dass, in his keynote address, stressed on the need for a peace committee in the region adding that once they are trained for peace, they can prevent, intervene and build peace in the respective communities. Director Peace Channel, Fr. Dr. CP Anto, who was the resource person, trained participates on dialogue and mediation and explained the importance of peace building and dialogue. He also appreciated the Pastors’ Council for the initiative and village leaders and women for their participation. Fr. Dr. Anto further elaborated on the role of women in peace building, quoting the example of the Rwandan genocide in 1994 in which more than 8 to 10 lakhs people were killed in 80

days of war between Tutsis and Hutus. After the genocide, the women took the role in rebuilding Rwanda trough active peace building strategies. Today, Rwanda has the highest number of women parliamentarians, which was 67% in the initial stage and now declined to 53.2%. Earlier, pastor Sonilo, Tseminyu Village Baptist Church, (TVBC), said the invocation for the program. Pastors Fellowship Tseminyu president, Rev Shukhi delived a welcome address; vote of thanks was proposed by program coordinator, Peace Channel, Chumdemo Odyuo; and the benediction was offered by Ao Baptist Church Pastor, Anung. Pastor of Tseminyu Town Baptist Church, (TTBC), Athonglo Khing chaired the session. There were 42 participants belonging to different communities and churches. The participants decided to form a Peace Forum Tseminyu to prevent, intervene and promote peace among families and communities.

WSSU appeals to DMC and administration DIMAPUR: The Western Sumi Students Union (WSSU) has appealed to the district administration and Dimapur District Council to monitor price of commodities during the festive season adding that “some vested business establishments are taking advantage of poor customers from far flung areas”. A press release by WSSU president, Khekato Sumi and general secretary, Kughato Achumi further stated that the prices of commodities, especially clothes are “increasing at an alarming rate” and that showrooms are charging maximum price even for clothes without branded tags.

Nagaland Post, Dimapur TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2018

Changkija’s book ‘Middles’ released

DIMAPUR: As part of the Hornbill Festival, a book titled “Middles” authored by renowned Naga poet, writer & journalist, Monalisa Changkija was released by NBCC general secretary, Rev. Dr. Zelhou Keyho at NDBA Hall, Naga Heritage Village, Kisama on December 3. According to DIPR, Changkija described “Middles” as a story-telling book without fiction. “Literature should provoke thoughts and reform human beings,” she said during the launch of the book adding that writers and poets should not only be answerable to the present but also to the future. Chairperson of the program, Dr. Avinuo Kire, who gave a brief profile about

the author, said that Monalisa Changkija is the only woman editor, proprietor and publisher of an english daily ‘Nagaland Page’. She was awarded the 2009 Chameli Devi Jain Award for being an Outstanding Woman Mediaperson. On December 14, 2009, in commemoration of 25 years of Poetry, the Poetry Society of India awarded her for her remarkable contributions to poetry in Nagaland. In recognition of her accomplishments in the field of literature, the Naga Students Union, Delhi also presented her the NSUD Inspiration Award 2013. She was also awarded the Nagaland Governor’s Award for distinction in literature on January 26,

2014. She was also awarded the 30th FICCI Woman Achiever of the Year 20132014 for outstanding contributions as a journalist by the FICCI Ladies Organization, North East Chapter on April 26, 2014. Today, her poems are taught in the under graduate & post graduate English courses in Nagaland University. Nagaland Board of School Education has also introduced her poems in the Alternative English course for Class IX. The North East Hills University has also selected some of her poems for its M. Phil course. Monalisa Changkija also conveyed her gratitude to Dr. Asangla Tsudir, editor of Heritage Publications and Rev. Dr. Zelhou Keyho.

Assemblies of God of East India (AGEI) held a three-day ‘Mission and Prayer Conference’ for pastors of Assam from November 26 to 28 at Bethesda AG Church, Dimapur, under the theme, “Go and Make Disciples.” The resource persons were; Rev Edwin Prabahar, Rev John Daniel, Ps Charles Peniel, Ps Joseph Daniel, Ps Thanks Raj Selvan, Rev Moses Murry and Rev R Sanga Keivom. About 45 pastors attended the conference. (AGEI)

NVCO urges state govt to set up SFC DIMAPUR: A State Level Consultation on Reproductive Rights and Law was held on November 28 and 29 at the conference hall of Jubilee Memorial Centre, Lerie Kohima, organized and sponsored by Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) & European Union. A press release from Nagaland Voluntary Consumers Organization (NVCO) press & media cell, stated that the consultation urged the state government to set up the State Food Commission (SFC) failing which public interest litigation may be initiated. According to the release, assistant professor Kohima Law College and president of NVCO, Kezhokhoto Savi was the resource person on the topic, “Right Food – issues & challenges”. During his presentation, Savi said that National Food Security Act 2013 is an Act that aims to provide subsidized food grains to approximately two thirds of India’s population.

Savi highlighted the history of the Public Distribution System (PDS) in India. Savi explained that the Act categorizes the population into Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and Priority Household (PHH) where the poorest of the poor (AAY) are given priority. Savi also pointed out that after a delay of nearly three years, Nagaland government finally launched the much awaited Act on June 27, 2016 for Dimapur and Kohima. Lack of awareness among the general public about the act is a genuine concern stated Kezhokhoto Savi, and he appealed to the participants to create more awareness to educate the citizens of their entitlements. The participants included different districts’ civil societies, students’ unions, women, various projects and more than 30 LL.B final year students of Kohima Law College.

Rengma Public Organization Kohima condemns DIMAPUR: The Rengma Public Organization Kohima (RPOK) has expressed shock over the alleged threatening of chief secretary, R. Binchilo Thong by deputy chief minister Y. Patton. RPOK president, Khinyi Woch and general secretary, Kenny Semp, in a press release stated that the organization learnt from reliable sources that the deputy chief minister threatened the chief secretary over the phone

AIS becomes Tuensang’s first Plastic Free School

in a matter of discharge of his (Thong’s) official duties and threatened “to finish him off ” on his (Patton’s) return to Kohima. “Such practice is not only unbecoming of a senior legislator holding a respected post in the state government in the level of Dy. Chief Minister but also a unacceptable behaviour on the part of the Dy. Chief Minister” the release said. This, it added, not only undermines and dis-

respects the office of the chief secretary but also the incumbent. Expressing displeasure, the Rengma Public Organization Kohima said if an official in the reasonable discharge of his official duties could be subjected to such intimidating and unruly treatment, it fears that governance and a conducive environment for peaceful functioning of the government machinery will lose its place and compromise the rights of

government officials and citizens alike. Such acts, the Rengma Public Organization Kohima asserted, are neither acceptable nor justified. Ve h e m e n t ly c o n demning “the obnoxious behaviour” of the deputy chief minister, the organization demanded that the appropriate authority takes suitable action as deemed fit for such behaviour as per law to ensure good governance and a conducive environment.


AIS faculty members, students along with Tuensang Forest department and NPCB officials after the school became the district’s first plastic free school on December 3.

DIMAPUR: Akum Imlong School (AIS) became the first school in Tuensang district to be declared a Plastic Free School, on December 3, under the initiative of Forest department Tuensang, along with Nagaland Pollution Control Board (NPCB) Dimapur. A press release by office of K Y M C

divisional forest officer, Tuensang, stated that, divisional forest officer (DFO), Dr. C. Zupeni Tsanglai, emphasized on the harmful effects of plastic use on mankind and their surrounding environment. She called upon the students to minimize use of plastic packaging and opt for alternative biodegrad-

able resources. The DFO further appreciated the efforts taken by the school authority to achieve a plastic free school and expressed hope that this will encourage other schools and colleges in Tuensang to adopt the trend. G. Nath, the headmaster of the school, chaired the program,

where he highlighted the ban imposed on plastic use in the form of chips, snacks, sweets etc. which comes in plastic covers within the school premises. Tuensang Forest Division also installed ten non-plastic dustbins along with banners and name plates in the school campus.

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Nagaland Post, Dimapur TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2018

ATMA activity reports from across the state


Medziphema block banana farm school.

Satakha block training and demonstration.

Suruhuto block training and demonstration.

Mon block training on Banana Orchard Management.

Wakching block training demonstration.

Ahthibung block training and demonstration.

Ahthibung block Preparation of King chilly pickle.

Niuland block demonstration at Hozukhe village.

DIMAPUR: Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), a society of key stakeholders involved in agricultural activities for sustainable agricultural development in the district has been continuing its efforts to bring the latest farming technology and methods to farmers. Following are some reports of its activities from across Nagaland. Medziphema block: ATMA Dimapur Medziphema block conducted a within district farmers training program on November 14 at KVK training hall where Lireni Kikon, SMS (Plant Protection), KVK (ICAR) Jharnapani spoke on the topic “Integrated pest management in winter vegetables and pulses” and Ch. Roben Singh, ACTO (Agronomy), KVK (ICAR), Jharnapani delivered training on the topic “Package & practices in rabi oilseed crops”. A press release from BTM Medziphema block, Chubanaro Jamir stated that a brief address was also delivered by V. Kenny Rhetso, CTO (Home Science), KVK (ICAR) Jharnapani. Later a banana farm school was inaugurated at New Chumukedima Village with progressive farmer Keneizelie as the farm school teacher. The concept of farm school and the role of a farm school teacher were highlighted by Chubanaro Jamir. Keynote address was given by Z. James Kikon, ACTO (Soil Science), KVK (ICAR) & BTT convener where he called upon the farmers to work harder. He also encouraged the farmers to share their knowledge and skills with fellow farmers. He also assured the farm-

15 and 17 at Suruhuto town, Surumi and Yehemi villages. A press release from, ATMA stated that a fishery farm school was inaugurated at Surumi village on November 15. During the inauguration program, BTT convenor, Qhenito Yeptho highlighted the concept of farm schools and gave brief managemental techniques on inland fishery. Tokhevi was appointed as farm teacher. In Suruhuto, a training program on cultivation of oyster mushroom was conducted by BTM, Livika L.Zhimomi, where she enlightened the farmers on how mushroom cultivation could elevate their economic status. A field demonstration on scientific production for growing garden pea was shown by Moanenla Jamir, ATM on November 17, at Yehemi village. She imparted to the farmers knowledge about benefits, optimum spacing, seed treatment and application of locally available bio pesticides. To further encourage the farmers’ spawn of oyster mushroom, sprayers, seeds of garden pea were distributed to the farmers. Altogether 35 farmers along with ATMA officials benefitted from the training program. Mon block: Training on “Banana Orchard Management” and demonstration on “Grafting and Air layering propagation techniques” were conducted on November 16 and 17, respectively by ATMA Mon block at Hongphoi village. A press release from ATMA Mon stated that re-

ers attended and were benefitted from the two-day program. Ahthibung block: Ahthibung block under ATMA Peren conducted a training program on “Compost making from organic waste” and demonstrated “Oyster mushroom cultivation” and “preparation of ginger candy” at Lilen village on November 16. A press release from ATMA Peren stated that the resource persons for the program were Lireni Lotha, ATM and Keneingunuo Sorhie, ATM of Ahthibung block. Lireni Lotha trained the farmers on various applicable methods of “compost making from organic waste”, to ensure better use of farm waste and also to cut down fertilizer cost. During the cultivation of oyster mushroom demonstration, Lireni illustrated procedures and spoke about on strict sanitary measures during the process. Another step by step demonstration on “Preparation of ginger candy” was illustrated by Keneingunuo Sorhie. She stated that value addition of ginger will add extra income for the family and she also explained the cost benefit ratio of the ginger candy production. Altogether twenty farmers attended the training, where mushroom spawns and polybags for mushroom cultivation were distributed. ATMA Peren, Ahthibung block also conducted a training and demonstration program on ‘Oyster Mushroom cultivation’ and ‘Preparation of King chilly pickle’ on November 16 at Panjang village.

ers assistance in terms of trainings, demonstrations and capacity building programs. Altogether 41 farmers attended the training and inauguration program where seeds, fertilizers and financial assistance were provided. Satakha Block: ATMA Satakha Block, conducted training and demonstration programs on November 15 and 16. A training program on cardamom cultivation was conducted on November 15, at Kiyekhu village with A.I Satakha Mughato Sema along with two ATM’s Lily Tungoe and Wanshom Konyak. ATM lily was the resource person for the program and she stressed on the importance of site selection, selection of healthy saplings, planting distance, and pit size and disease management of cardamom crop. Altogether 14 farmers attended the training and demonstration program. Demonstration on line sowing of field pea and nursery bed preparation of tomato was conducted on November 16, at Shoipu village where ATM Wangshom was the resource person. She spoke about the importance of nursery bed preparation of tomato and line sowing of field pea for high yield, disease free and nutrient management, use of trap crops etc. The program was followed by discussion and seed distribution sessions. A “Fishery Farm School” was also inaugurated at Shoipu village by A.I, Mughato Sema. Suruhuto block: ATMA, Zunheboto Suruhuto block conducted various trainings and demonstrations on November

source persons were ATM Khriezelhou Seyie and ATM Shampa Konyak. On the first day, the farmers were trained on management practices of orchards, such as weeding, desuckering, propping etc. Planting in half moon terraces to prevent soil erosion were also discussed. The resource person also apprised the farmers on the high nutritive, medicinal and economic value of the fruit. Meanwhile, propagation of fruit trees by grafting and air layering methods were also taken up and demonstrations were given. Altogether 21 farmers attended the program. Wa k c h i n g B l o c k : ATMA Mon, Wakching Block conducted a two-day training and demonstration program on November 16 and 17. A press release by the ATMA block stated that on November 16, training on cultivation practices of cow pea and demonstration on Silage making for pigs was done at Chingphoi Village. The resource person, ATM, Panchong Konyak also spoke on the importance of silage to mitigate seasonal food shortage. Seeds of cow pea and silage making kits were given to the participating farmers. On November 17, training on cultivation practices of pea and demonstration on production technology of mushroom was carried out at Wanching Village. ATM, Jaitok Phom highlighted the advantages and benefits of mushroom in diet. The program was chaired by BTM, Roseline Pusa, and later seeds of pea and mushroom spawns were given to the participants. Altogether 31 farm-

A press release from ATMA Ahthibung Block stated that resource person, ATM Ahthibung Block, Lireni Lotha, trained the farmers on Oyster mushroom cultivation. Illustrations on how to prepare substrate from available paddy straw and uniform sprinkling of spawn over the substrate in disinfected polybags was also demonstrated. Further, she encouraged farmers to make use of paddy straw as substrate for mushroom cultivation. Considering the large scale cultivation of King Chilly at Phanjang village and its demand in the market both locally and outside, another demonstration on the preparation of king chilly pickle was initiated by ATM Ahthibung Block, Keneingunuo Sorhie, where she illustrated the methodology in value addition to king Chilly. Altogether 21 farmers attended the program, where they were made known about the benefits of mushroom cultivation and value addition of king chilly as an income and employment generating crop. After the training, mushroom spawns, poly bags, spices for pickle and packaging materials were distributed to the farmers. Niuland block: ATMA Dimapur, Niuland block showed demonstrations of seed bed preparation of winter vegetables and direct sowing methods of field pea at Hozukhe village for women farmers of “Aloino SHG” on November 16. A press release from ATMA Dimapur ATM Niuland block, Nzamo Kikon stated that resource person

Chumoukedima block training on Mushroom cultivation.

ATM Niuland block, Sentibenla, demonstrated the procedures for setting up a nursery and sowing field peas and highlighted methods of proper spacing, application of farm manures, irrigation and mulching. The women farmers were also trained on value addition of pomelo fruit as capacity building under mobilization of farmers group by ATM Niuland block, Nzamo Kikon. In a separate program at Yeveto village on November 17, free anti-rabies vaccination was conducted for canines with VAS Veterinary department, Dr. Vekuto, as the resource person. Chumoukedima block: ATMA- Dimapur Chumoukedima block conducted a mushroom cultivation training program on November 17 at Nagamese Church in Padumpukhuri, Dimapur. A press release by Block Technology Manager (BTM), Tiatemsu Ao, stated that the resource person, Neisetuonuo, DHO & BTT convener (ATMA), started with an introduction to mushroom and its importance. She then told the

trainees about requisite materials. Spawned bags should be kept in a room away from direct sunlight for incubation at the ideal temperature between 20 and 30 degree centigrade, she added. Neisetuonuo said, after three weeks or so the whole substrate should turn white indicating the completion of the spawn run or incubation. Neisetuonuo added that the first harvest of mushroom can be taken in 5 to7 days of pin head formation. On an average, 1kg fresh mushroom per bag is harvested during the life cycle of 45 to 60 days. The BTMs from Chumoukedima who attended the program were -- Kezhazelie Peseyie, Tiatemsu Ao, Matsungtoshi N Pongener, Keneisanuo Keditsu, Tzubentula Jamir, along with DHO & BTT convenor (ATMA), Chumoukedima Block, Neiphretuonuo. The prog ram was chaired by women chairman Nagamese Church, Azungla. A total of 15 trainees participated and received spawns and the program concluded with an interaction.

Agriculture department bids farewell to director Geology workshop concludes DIMAPUR: Department of Agriculture bade farewell to its retiring director, G. Ikuto Zhimomi on November 30 at Agriculture directorate conference hall, Kohima. According to a DIPR report, delivering his farewell speech, the retiring director recalled that he joined the department in the year 1987. He expressed satisfaction on his tenure of 35 years of service when he served the people in various capacities. This, he said, was because of the cooperation and support from officers and staff of the department. After the program, he formally launched the official news bulletin (Agriculture News Letter 20172018) of the department. Principal Secretary and APC, Imkonglemba Ao, in his short speech

G. Ikuto Zhimomi along with Imkonglemba Ao and others during his farewell program at the Directorate of Agriculture on November 30.

highlighted the various achievements of the department under the leadership of the outgoing director. He urged the officers and staff to emulate the spirit of team work to create a

success story. Highlighting the service profile of the retiring director, joint director, S. Kivikhu Achumi, stated that during his tenure many schemes and programs had

been achieved successfully. Achumi stated that ATMA has covered all 11 districts and sub-divisions, RKVY formulation and preparation of DAP and SAP and year of farmers 2006 to

2007 during which he was awarded Governor's Commendation Award and Vision 2025 preparations and documentation, etc. Additional director, C. Peter Yanthan described the outgoing director as the most humble and God fearing person. The prog ram was chaired by incoming director, Ben Yanthan; speech on behalf of ministerial staff was delivered by registrar, Vilaseno; farewell song was presented by directorate officers and staff; speech on behalf of the outpost establishments was delivered by DAO Wokha, Santsü Kithan. A short speech were delivered by director Land Resources and joint director, Jacob Yanthan, and benediction was pronounced by SE (Agri), Er. Achakbou Newmai.

Resource persons, organizers and participants of the workshop on Sequence Stratigraphy and Basin Analysis that concluded on November 30.

DIMAPUR: Nagaland University (NU) and Oil India Limited sponsored a five-day national workshop on “Sequence Stratigraphy and Basin Analysis” that concluded in a valedictory function held at ladies common room of Nagaland University, Kohima campus, Meriema on November 30. The event was also supported by ONGC Ltd, DGM and Aimil Ltd. A press release from coordinator and assistant professor department of Geology NU, Dr. S. K. Srivas-

tava stated that Directorate of Geology and Mining, Government of Nagaland director, Wanthang was the special guest of the valedictory program. In his speech, Wanthang opined that such workshops were very significant in the present scenario. He also distributed the certificates to the participants. Resource persons were from IITs, universities and Directorate General Hydrocarbons, government of India. Earlier, the program started with the university anthem sung by research

scholars of the department. A report on the workshop was presented by coordinator, Dr. S.K. Srivastava. A short speech was delivered by Dr. Sandip Kumar Roy, one of the resource persons from the DGH; vote of thanks was proposed by assistant professor in the department, Dr. Vikoleno Rino. Singing of the National Anthem marked the end of the program. The workshop was attended by scientists, assistant professors and research scholars from all over the country.



‘Abuse of money power rising’ We are meeting each other and sharing practices which can effectively deal with these issues... Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act deals with these issues and it is also under review. But, a lot needs to be done. “Social media is very responsible for all democracies worldwide because fake news can change the voting behaviour of the people and bring an outcome which is detrimental to the governance,” he said. In a tenure of little over three years as Commissioner and Chief Election Commissioner since January 23, 2018, Rawat said he had a very good experience in the commission and that whatever could be done was achieved in his tenure except for “reviewing and reforming the legal work”. Voting in Left Wing Extremist (LWE) areas and unattended complaints are the second and third big challenges, Rawat said, the Election Commission faced. “On polling day, political parties keep complaining that nobody comes,

nobody listens and nobody responds. To address that, the Election Commission brought out c-Vigil (citizen vigilance) application. Now, the power is in the hands of every citizen. The application can be downloaded on the mobile phone. If you see anything wrong happening, take a photo or video and submit it. It will land in the in-box of the authorities responsible for taking action. “And they are tasked by the Election Commission to immediately verify the veracity of the complaint and act, such as lodging an FIR or arresting people... responding within stipulated time.” He stressed updating the RP Act 1951. “Our Acts are of 1950-51 vintage. Rules under these Acts were formulated in 1960-61. They have served elections very well, but emerging challenges are of different nature. For the comprehensive review of these laws, the Election Commission has set up a committee and submitted a report to the Law Ministry.

Tension in Kathua as mob torches truck alleging cattle smuggling

BJP to sit in Opposition after Raj polls: Hardik

OP Rawat (File)

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS): Former Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat, who demitted office on December 1, has said that rising abuse of money power in state elections was the first and foremost challenge he faced during his tenure in Election Commission. Rawat said money power and fake news on social media are the major cause for concern on the global level. “The first and foremost challenge for us is the abuse of money power in state elections. When our machinery seized a lot of money in Tamil Nadu elections, we decided to countermand elections in two

constituencies invoking our power under Article 324. That really had an impact and people became aware that this kind of shock too can come,” Rawat said. Asked if Election Commission succeeded in controlling or eradicating the use of money power during polls after countermanding elections in two Tamil Nadu constituencies, Rawat said: “No! Not at all. It is on the rise. Money abuse and circulation of fake news on social media are a major concern not only for India’s Election Commission but also elections abroad. They are all worried. “All election management bodies the world over are seized of these threats.

Vaiko (File)

C h e nna i , D e c 3 (IANS): Led by Vaiko, the MDMK on Monday staged a protest here demanding that Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit release the seven persons serving life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Members of opposition parties like DMK, CPI, CPI-M and others extended support to the protest demanding their release in line with a resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu cabinet. Addressing the gathering, Vaiko said Purohit should release the seven convicts under Article 161 of the Constitution. The seven are Perarivalan, Murugan, Nalini, Shanthan, Ravichandran, Jayakumar and Robert Pyas.

Jammu, Dec 3 (PTI): On the International Day of Disabled Persons, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Monday announced a scholarship scheme for the state’s specially abled students. Under the ‘J&K Government Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students’, financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh each would be awarded annually to a meritorious specially abled boy and girl student, an official spokesperson said. The scheme is part of ongoing efforts to develop suitable infrastructure and institutions to facilitate the adjustment of differently abled students in the society, the official added. “We need to provide best possible facilities for the holistic development of persons with special needs,”

According to police, the driver and the conductor of the vehicle abandoned it on noticing the mob and escaped. It was not immediately clear whether the animals were being transported legally or not, but the protesters blocked the main road demanding stern action against the persons accusing them of bovine smuggling, the officials said. A large contingent of police was rushed to the village to restore order but the protesters refused to disperse and also tried to block the Jammu-Pathnakot highway near Dayalachak, after which the cops fired teargas shells and used batons to disperse them, an official said, adding two persons

2 WCD officials axed over missing women case

I’m Telangana’s SC to hear Zakia’s plea against agent, not of BJP clean chit to Modi in Guj riots or Congress: KCR New Delhi, Dec 3 (PTI): The Supreme Court Monday deferred till the third week of January the hearing on a plea filed by Zakia Jafri challenging the clean chit given by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 Godhra riots. Zakia, the wife of Ehsan Jafri, an ex-MP who was killed in one of the worst incidents during the riots, has challenged the Gujarat High Court’s October 5, 2017 order rejecting her plea against the SIT’s decision. A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Hemant Gupta posted the matter for hearing in the third week of January next year. The court had previously said that it will also look into the application by social activist Teesta Setalvad on becoming a co-petitioner in Zakia’s plea ahead of hearing the main case. During the previous hearing, senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi appearing for the SIT had said that Zakia’s plea was not maintainable and had also raised objections to Setalvad becoming the second petitioner in the case. He had said that the appeal does not have a single supporting affidavit filed by Jafri and all affidavits filed are by Setalvad, who describes herself as a

journalist. Senior advocate C U Singh, appearing for Zakia, had said that the main petitioner is 80-years-old and therefore, Setalvad has been made petitioner number two to assist her. To this, the court had observed that one need not become a co-petitioner to assist the petitioner, and had said that it will look into the application on making Setalvad as the second petitioner. Jafri’s counsel had said that notice needs to be issued in the plea as it pertains to the aspect of alleged “larger conspiracy” during the period from February 27, 2002 and May 2002 and had also maintained that after the SIT gave a clean chit in its closure report before a trial judge, a protest was filed by the petitioner which was dismissed by the magistrate without considering “substantiated merits”. On February 8, 2012, the SIT filed a closure report, giving clean chit to Modi and 63 others, including senior government officials, saying there was “no prosecutable evidence” against them. E h s a n Ja f r i w a s among 68 people killed at the Gulberg Society in Ahmedabad when a mob attacked it on February 28, 2002, a day after the S-6 Coach of the Sabarmati Express was burnt at Godhra, triggering riots in Gujarat.

Udaipur, Dec 3 (PTI): Patidar leader Hardik Patel has said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would become an opposition party in the December 7 elections in Rajasthan where people are keen to “vote out” the party. During his recent visit to Udaipur, the leader from Gujarat also accused the BJP of “betraying” people, especially youths in the name of job creation. “I am holding meetings in villages of Rajasthan and the feedback from public is that they want change now. The BJP betrayed people, especially youths in the name of jobs. There is no job creation and posts in large numbers are lying vacant in the state,” Patel said.

“The present Special Leave Petition is filed before this Court against the final judgement and order dated October 5, 2017 passed by the High Court of Gujarat...which erroneously upheld the order of the magistrate accepting the closure report filed by the Special Investigative Agency appointed by this Court concerning the violence in Gujarat in 2002,” Zakia, in her plea filed through advocate Aparna Bhat, had submitted. The plea had further said the high court “failed to appreciate” the petitioner’s complaint which was independent of the Gulberg case registered at Meghaninagar Police Station. Zakia had sought an interim order to the SIT to carry out further investigation with regard to her complaint and the evidence provided by her before the magistrate through the protest petition. The high court in its October 5, 2017, order had said the SIT probe was monitored by the Supreme Court but had partly allowed Zakia’s petition as far as its demand of a further investigation was concerned. It had said that petitioner can approach an appropriate forum including the magistrate’s court, a division bench of the high court or the Supreme Court seeking further investigation.

KCR scared of Modi because of corruption: Rahul Gandhi Hyderabad, Dec 3 (IANS): Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao was scared of Prime Minister Narendra Modi because of his corruption. Addressing a series of election rallies in Telangana, he also claimed that Modi was running the Telangana government through remote control. “As Modi has CBI and Enforcement Directorate at his disposal, KCR is afraid of him,” Gandhi told a road show in Hyderabad while campaigning with Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. Alleging that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief KCR received kickbacks in irrigation projects, the Congress leader said it was because of this corruption that he

Rahul Gandhi (File)

was not able to stand up to Modi and supported the BJP on every bill and in the election of President and Vice President. Gandhi said KCR owed an explanation to the people of Telangana as to why he backed Modi on demonetization and GST when both the measures caused misery to the people. “ W h e r e ve r M o d i speaks, he criticizes me, ridicules me and my family but he speaks nothing against KCR. This shows they are hand in glove,”

he said. Gandhi, who also addressed rallies in Tandur and Gadwal earlier, said the Congress-led People’s Front will break the KCR-Modi partnership in Telangana Assembly elections. He described the TRS and Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) as Modi’s “B” and “C” teams. “We will defeat B and C teams in this election. Next year we will defeat A team.” Gandhi said when Telangana state was formed, people had dreamt of ‘golden Telangana’ but only the family of KCR has turned ‘golden’. Stating that when Telangana was formed it had Rs 17,000 crore surplus budget but in five years KCR increased it to Rs 2.5 lakh crore. “Every family has a debt burden of Rs 2.5 lakh but the income of the Chief Minister’s son has gone up by 400 percent.”

JK Guv announces scholarship for differently abled students

Jammu, Dec 3 (PTI): A mob set blaze a truck alleging that cows and buffaloes were being illegally transported in the vehicle and tried to block Jammu-Pathankot highway in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, prompting the police to use batons and fire teargas shells to disperse the violent protesters, officials said here. Tension prevailed in Hiranagar area after the incident in village Pathwal and additional police personnel have been deployed there. A group of people stopped the truck carrying eight cows and buffaloes in the village around 1050 hrs and set ablaze the vehicle after “rescuing” the animals, an official said.

New Delhi, Dec 3 (PTI): Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has suspended two senior officials of the Women and Child Development Department over missing of eight women and a minor girl from a shelter home in east Delhi. The action has been taken after the matter was raised by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), which is also demanding that the case be transferred to Delhi Police’s Crime Branch to ensure a high-level investigation into the matter. Delhi Police has registered an FIR on Sunday in the matter. In the letter, Sisodia said the Department of Women and Child Development has “failed” in its duty to provide a safe and secure environment for the women and the minor who were placed under protection of the state. He also said that the the matter is “extremely serious” and it raises a “serious doubt” on the intention of the officers of the Department of Women and Child Development. “In view of the same, it is directed that the district officer, north east, WCD and Superintendent, SAG Home are immediately placed under suspension and their charge is given to competent and sensitive officers,” the letter said. The DCW, in a statement, claimed that the missing of these girls from Sanskar Ashram at Dilshad Garden was found after six months on December 2 following which the case was registered.

suffered minor injuries in the violence. “The situation in the area is tense but under control,” the official said adding the traffic on the highway was going on smoothly. A case was registered in this connection and further investigation is on, the officials said. Kathua is about 80 km from Jammu. Meanwhile, police in nearby Samba district arrested two alleged bovine smugglers and rescued 16 animals which were being transported illegally, a police spokesman said. Amandeep Singh, a resident of Jammu, was arrested after police recovered 16 animals from his truck which was coming from Kathua side at Nonath on the highway, he said.

TN parties seek release of seven in Rajiv case

Nagaland Post, Dimapur TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2018

Hyderabad, Dec 3 (PTI): TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao said Monday he was only an “agent” of the people of Telangana and not anyone else’s, amid accusations that he was the BJP’s “B team” and also the Congress’ “agent”. “He (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) says KCR is Sonia Gandhi’s agent. Rahul Gandhi comes and says KCR is (the) ‘B’ team of Narendra Modi. Then, whose agent am I ? What is this story of agents?” Rao asked. “I submit only one thing... KCR is Telangana people’s agent and not (an) agent of anybody...,” the caretaker chief minister said, while addressing a rally at Kodad town in Suryapet district. Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that Modi, Rao and AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi were “one” and urged the people of Telangana to not be “fooled by them”. He also claimed that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was the BJP’s “B team” and Rao “operates” as Modi’s “Telangana Rubber Stamp”. “Owaisi’s, AIMIM is the BJP’s ‘C’ team, whose role is to split the anti BJP/KCR vote,” the Congress chief tweeted. Modi had last Tuesday called the Congress and the TRS two sides of the same coin. Addressing a rally in Telangana, he recalled Rao’s “apprenticeship” with the Congress and claimed they were playing a “friendly match” in the Assembly polls.

Malik said after announcing the scheme at a function organised by the department of school education here. Lauding the cultural performances presented by the specially abled children, the Governor announced cash awards for the performers and anchors of the programme. He also announced a five-day orientation programme for 30 children with special needs in Bangalore and Karnataka, as well as a visit to Mansar lake for those who participated in the function. Appreciating the school education department for organising sports events and providing transport facilities for the specially abled students, Malik highlighted the need to donate liberally for helping them in coping up with routine life and honing their talents.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu presents the ‘Multiple Disabilities Award’ to R Suganya during a function of National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI)

Gov calls for creating inclusive society

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He said the number will be higher if the aged people who have age related disabilities were added. Vizol informed that following the Persons with Disability (PwD) Act 2016, the state government has declared that reservation of jobs for PwDs in government and public undertakings will be raised from 3% to 5% (in the year 2012). He said that churches have the greater role to play to support the government to have a structured state policy and plan to have disability addressed. Director also informed that the department

was extending financial aid to 1625 totally blind persons out of the 13,000 persons, scholarship to 2018 out of 8000, disabled person pensions to 3276, national escholarship to 10 pre-matric and two post matric students and grand-in-aid to seven disabled caring NGO. He regretted that out of the 29000 disabled persons in the state, the department could assist only a few. He said that even as there was more deserving disabled persons, it was not certain whether they would avail the opportunity. NSLSA member secretary, Mezivolu T Therieh, in her address, said there was no vocation centre

or infrastructure in the state for the special need children despite commissioning 10 years ago. Social welfare director, Merang Aier, said PwDs needed all facilities and rights as individual does. He reminded that responsibility of PwD was not only with parents but every individual. Aier said that all government departments should ensure the necessary facilities were made available for them. NAPAD advisor, Dr. Joyce Angami, in her keynote address stressed on the need to support special children, saying they should not be a liability but an asset to the community.

NSCN (I-M) clarifies on arrest of its members

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MIP stated that main culprit was a former employee of Indian armed forces, who was posted in Naga area earlier before being terminated for indulging in illegal activities, adding that he continued to do so even today. MIP said had it not been for the timely intervention of its members, the

main culprit and his team of swindlers would have continued hoodwinking the Nagas. It said two of its members were arrested by the police based on false information provided. NSCN (I-M) has praised its team for having responded to the call of the brethren. Meanwhile, the NSCN (I-M) has appealed to the police to release the two of its arrested members in good faith.

Case filed against Raj Thackeray for insulting Hindi language Muzaffarpur, Dec 3 (PTI): A complaint case was filed against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray in a court here on Monday for allegedly insulting the Hindi language. The case was filed by social activist Tamanna Hashmi in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Arti Kumari Singh here, which fixed December 12 as the date for hearing the matter. The complainant felt aggrieved by the report aired on various news channels wherein Thackeray allegedly said that Hindi was not the country’s national language and went on to abuse it.

Thackeray’s utterances have not only hurt me deeply, but all other Hindi loving people, the complainant said, adding that it was an insult to the entire country. The complainant sought a case against Thackeray under Indian Penal Code sections 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class), 296 (Disturbing religious assembly) and 298 (Uttering, words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person). Under these sections the accused could be sent to jail for one to two years or fined or both.


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Macron faces crisis after Paris riots boil

Paris, Dec 3 (Agencies): French leader Emmanuel Macron faced growing pressure on Monday to find a way out of the worst crisis of his presidency after shocking scenes of rioting in Paris at the weekend. As more than 100 people prepared to appear in court over the worst clashes in central Paris in decades on Saturday, Mr Macron’s government was preparing its response. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who cancelled a scheduled trip to Poland, was set to meet the heads of the main political parties, many of whom sense opportunities in Mr Macron’s woes. But the 40-year-old president appeared determined not to roll back the unpopular hikes in fuel tax which sparked the protests, or announce state handouts for poor families. “Thinking that, as we have always done for 30 years, that you make a little symbolic gesture and then we sweep the dust under the carpet, that doesn’t resolve the fundamental, structural problem,” spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said on France Inter radio. The protests erupted over fuel taxes but have since morphed into a wider wave of resistance to Mr

French President Emmanuel Macron (second from right) flanked by ministers walks in Paris after clashes with Yellow Vests erupted protesting rising oil prices and living costs. (AFP)

Macron’s economic reforms, with a third round of demonstrations called for on Saturday in Paris. Mr Macron, a centrist, was elected in May 2017 on a pro-business platform that promised measures to incite companies to invest to create jobs. Immediately after coming to power, he pushed through tax cuts for entrepreneurs and highearners — policies that have become a lightning

rod for anger among the so-called “gilets jaunes” or “yellow vests”. Mr Macron’s task now is also complicated by his own desire not to yield to France’s street protests, which in the past have repeatedly forced his predecessors into U-turns. Jacline Mouraud, one of the protest movement’s prime instigators, told AFP that scrapping the fuel tax was a “prerequisite for any discussion” with the gov-

Nigerian President denies death; body double rumours LAGOS, Dec 3 (Agencies): Nigeria’s president took the extraordinary step of denying rumors that he died and was replaced by a body double, telling the country that he is alive and well, Fox News reported. “It is the real me I assure you,” President Muhammadu Buhari said Sunday to a group of Nigerians during a visit to Poland, where he is attending the United Nations Climate Conference. “A lot of people hoped that I died during my ill health,” Buhari said. “I am still going strong.” The 76-year-old, who was elected in 2015 and will run for his second term in February, has been in ill health throughout his presidency. But in the video of his remarks posted to Twitter by his personal assistant, he joked as he dismissed the rumors, to laughter and head-shaking applause by some government officials after a Nigerian posed a question about his identity. The government has been tight-lipped about Bu-

Muhammadu Buhari

hari’s health throughout his presidency. Rumors of his death started in 2017, when Buhari spent seven weeks in London for medical treatment. They abated when he returned to Nigeria, but returned in full force last month, stoked by prominent opposition leaders and separatists. Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra, said that a Sudanese lookalike, named Jubril, had taken Buhari’s place as a body double. His claims were shared widely online, often accompanied by videos that appeared to portray a dead Buhari lying in a London hospital. This is not the first time

that Nigerians have speculated about a president’s mortality. State secrecy around former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua’s ill health fostered similar rumors before Yar’Adua died in office in 2010. As Nigeria prepares for the upcoming elections, the opposition said the president’s health renders him unfit to continue his tenure. Some have questioned his ability to contain insurgent groups and Islamic extremists, which the president recently said had started using drones. In the 2015 elections, Buhari made the defeat Boko Haram a major goal for his presidency. But extremists continue to carry out deadly suicide bombings and abductions in the northeast and wider Lake Chad region. Deadly attacks against the Nigerian military are on the rise. In November alone, 39 Nigerian soldiers were killed and another 43 were wounded, according to the presidency.

ernment. The French Prime Minister is set to hold talks with representatives of the “yellow vests” on Tuesday. He will then announce “measures” aimed at taking the heat out of the protests, his office said. “Mr President, we need a response,” demanded the front-page headline of Le Parisien newspaper on Monday. “Swamped” read the headline of left-leaning

KIEV, Dec 3 (Agencies): Ukraine’s president on Monday announced a partial call-up of reservists for training amid tensions with Russia, saying the country needs to beef up its defenses to counter the threat of a Russian invasion. According to Fox News, the Kremlin dismissed the Ukrainian leader’s statement as an “absurd” attempt to inflame tensions. Relations between the two neighbors have been strained further following a November 25 incident in which the Russian coast guard fired upon and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crews off the Crimean Peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko responded by introducing martial law for 30 days in much of Ukraine. For the duration of martial law, Ukrainian authorities barred entry to all Russian males aged 16 to 60 in a move the Ukrainian leader said was needed to prevent Russia from further destabilizing the country. Poroshenko said Monday that some reservists will

U.S. astronaut Anne McClain, left, Russian cosmonaut –Oleg Kononenko, centre, and CSA astronaut David Saint Jacques, members of the main crew of the expedition to the ISS on Monday. (AP)

On the space station, the crew of NASA’s Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Russian Sergei Prokopyev and German Alexander Gerst were waiting for their arrival. They are scheduled to return to Earth on Dec. 20. The families of the crew, astronauts and space officials from several nations breathed a sigh of relief Monday after observing

the flawless launch, with October’s rocket failure still on the minds of many. A Soyuz-FG rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin failed two minutes into its flight on Oct. 11, activating an automatic rescue system that sent their capsule into a steep ride back to Earth. A

MANILA, Dec 3 (Agencies): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose controversial war on drugs has killed nearly 5,000 suspected drug dealers and users since taking office in 2016, said on Monday he used marijuana to stay awake - and then said he was just joking. According to Reuters, the comment is bound to upset families of the victims of his crackdown on narcotics. “I use marijuana to keep me awake,” Duterte said in a speech, complaining about the ASEAN summit in Singapore last month. I n S i n g a p o r e, h e skipped some meetings and took “power naps” to catch up on sleep, according to his spokesman. “The more that the crescendo becomes faster, the more you cannot sleep because you are catching up on readings,” Duterte said. Duterte, after his speech, told reporters he had been joking but a human rights activist criticised the attempt at humour. “This will definitely anger the families even more. There is a disconnect between what the president admitted to do and what the president said he will do to those who use drugs,” Carlos Conde, Philippines researcher with the New York-based Human Rights Watch, told Reuters.

Washington, Dec 3 (Agencies): US President Donald Trump on Monday proposed future talks with the leaders of China and Russia aimed at halting what he described as an “uncontrollable” arms race. According to AFP, Trump’s comment follows an October announcement in which he said he would withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), a Cold War deal with Russia to cut missile numbers. Critics say the move, which has not been finalized, would spark a new arms race with Russia. Tr ump at the time said he would build up America’s nuclear stockpile “until people come to their senses.” In an early morning tweet Monday, the president said: “I am certain that, at some time in the future, President Xi and I, together with President Putin of Russia, will start talking about a meaningful halt to what has become a major and uncontrollable Arms Race.” “The US spent 716 Billion Dollars this year. Crazy!” he added. Trump’s tweet came on the heels of a weekend meeting with Xi during the G20 summit in Argentina, during which the leaders called a truce on an inten-

Donald Trump (File)

sifying trade war between their two powerhouse countries. While Tr ump cancelled a scheduled bilateral meeting with Putin in Buenos Aires, the two did have an “informal” conversation at the summit. The 1987 INF deal did not cover China and was designed to eliminate short- and intermediaterange missiles on Europe’s doorstep. A date for the US official withdrawal from the treaty has yet to be pinpointed, leaving room for a possible fix that would likely also have to involve China. Trump’s decision to withdraw from the INF raised global concerns, and administration officials have been engaged on an aggressive public relations campaign with European leaders and the press to explain the move.

Ukraine calls up reservists amid tensions with Russia

Three astronauts blast off to ISS

BA I KO N U R , D e c 3 (Agencies): Three astronauts successfully blasted off Monday to the International Space Station from Kazakhstan, a perfect launch that follows October’s aborted mission. A c c o r d i n g t o A P, NASA astronaut Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos lifted off as scheduled at 5:31 p.m. (1131 GMT; 6:31 a.m. EST) Monday from the Russianleased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Their Soyuz spacecraft entered a designated orbit just under nine minutes after the launch and is set to dock at the space outpost in about six hours after making four orbits of the Earth. NASA and Roscosmos said that all onboard systems were operating normally and the crew was feeling fine. McClain, Saint-Jacques and Kononenko will spend more than six months doing research and experiments in biology, Earth science, physical sciences and technology.

Liberation newspaper which said the government seemed “paralysed by the yellow vest movement that it can’t stop and that risks boiling over”. Amid criticism of policing methods on Saturday that saw dozens of cars torched and shops vandalised, the government ruled out imposing a state of emergency which had been mooted. Deputy interior minister Laurent Nunez said that emergency measures were “one option among others,” but he said it was “not on the table for now”. Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said that solution for tackling low purchasing power for struggling families lay in reducing the tax burden in France, which is among the highest in Europe. “We must speed up the reduction of taxes,” he said. “But for that we must speed up the decrease in public spending.” Mr Philippe and Mr Macron are facing criticism from rivals across the politic spectrum over their handling of the crisis. Mr Philippe is holding crisis talks on Monday with representatives of major political parties in the wake of violent anti-government protests that have rocked Paris.

13 ‘Use marijuana Trump wants talks with Putin, Xi to stay awake’: on ‘uncontrollable arms race’ Philippine Prez

Russian investigation attributed the failure to a sensor that was damaged during the rocket’s final assembly. Russian space officials have taken measures to prevent the repeat of such incidents. Since the mishap, four successful unmanned Soyuz satellite launches have been conducted to clear the path for the crew’s launch on Monday.

A Ukrainian serviceman stands on board a coast guard ship in the Sea of Azov port of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Monday. (AP/PTI)

be summoned for training as part of martial law. He also said that some military units will be redeployed to strengthen the nation’s defenses. “Ukraine is taking its own steps in response

to the threat of a largescale Russian invasion,” the Ukrainian leader said. Over the weekend, Poroshenko said that Russia has deployed a large number of troops along its border

Imran dismisses Pak minister’s ‘googly’ remark

UK ‘faces crisis’ over Brexit legal advice

Islamabad, Dec 3 (IANS): Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday dismissed Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s “googly” remark, saying that the Kartarpur Corridor opening was not a “double game” but a sincere effort in establishing peaceful ties with India. “The (ground-breaking) ceremony (of Kartarpur) was a peace initiative. It was a sincere effort. So was the invitation extended to the Indian ministers. It was not a googly for sure,” Khan was quoted as saying by Geo News during a meeting with TV anchors and reporters in the capital. The Prime Minister performed the groundbreaking ceremony on November 28 to develop the Kartarpur corridor to link Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur in India with Kartarpur gurdwara in the presence of Indian Ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Hardeep Puri and Congress party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu.

L o n do n , D e c 3 (Agencies): The UK government has published an overview of the legal advice it received on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Ministers are under pressure from all parties to publish the full advice, with Labour warning of a “constitutional crisis”. The PM says the advice is confidential, but some MPs think ministers do not want to admit it says the UK could be indefinitely tied to EU customs rules. Attorney General Geoffrey Cox will make a statement about it later. Sam Gyimah, who quit the government on Friday, said releasing the full advice was “key to restoring trust in politics”. MPs say this will not not respect a binding Commons vote last month, which required the government to lay before Parliament “any legal advice in full”. His statement to the House of Commons will be followed by five days of debate on the proposed Brexit deal, which will get

with Ukraine and alleged that the Kremlin intends to push inland into Ukraine. Ukraine also accused Russia of blockading its ports on the Sea of Azov. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s

spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, dismissed Poroshenko’s claims as an “absurd attempt to foment tensions.” “The accusations against Russia have no basis whatsoever,” he said. Peskov also rejected Kiev’s claim that Russia was blocking traffic to and from Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov, saying that navigation has continued normally except for occasional breaks because of bad weather. Amid the tensions, the Russian military said its forces in Crimea were conducting drills involving Bal and Bastion long-range antiship missile systems. In the November 25 incident, three Ukrainian naval vessels were heading from the Black Sea into the Sea of Azov when they were blocked by the Russian coast guard near the Kerch Strait between Russia’s mainland and Crimea. After many tense hours of maneuvering, the Russians opened fire and seized the Ukrainian vessels and 24 crew members. The Ukrainian seamen have been put in custody for two months pending Russia’s investigation into the clash.

Theresa May

under way on Tuesday. Home Secretary Sajid Javid has dismissed speculation that the final vote on Mrs May’s deal - due on December 11 could be delayed, saying he didn’t think there was “any chance” of that. Speaking on ITV’s This Morning, the prime minister urged MPs to “hold their nerve” and get Brexit “over the line” suggesting Parliament had a “duty to do what people asked us to do” by taking the UK out of the EU. “This is not any old vote, this is delivering on what people voted for in the referendum and it is important for us as politicians to remember that,” she said. Labour is planning to

join forces with other parties, including the DUP, which keeps Mrs May in power, to initiate contempt of Parliament proceedings unless the government backs down on publishing the full legal advice. Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer told Sky News: “If they don’t produce the advice... this will be a collision course between the government and Parliament.” His shadow cabinet colleague Barry Gardiner told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show the prime minister faced a “very serious constitutional crisis” if she refused, and the only answer was a general election. The former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that the public “have the full right to know” the legal advice and the debate in the Commons should “properly be informed” by it. And Mr Gyimah, who until Friday was a science minister, said the government had a duty to “level with the public”.



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among top-selling movies K-pop group MONT arrives in Dimapur ‘Hichki’ of 2018 in India at Google Play G R ood news for the K-pop music lovers, MONT has finally arrived in Dimapur Monday to perform at the Hornbill International Music Festival (HIMF), at Agri expo Dimapur in their debut visit to Nagaland. MONT while interacting with the media persons at The Loft, Notunbasti Dimapur said that it was their first concert in India and were excited to be welcomed by K-pop fans at the airport with such “friendly� attitude. They also said that they were excited to try Naga cuisines especially pork with bamboo shoot which they

MONT members during a press conference at The Loft, Dimapur, Monday. (NP)

commented was “Tasty�. The band said that they will be performing for one hour thirty min-

utes including cover songs and popular K pop songs mixture of English and Korean. And therefore,

they look forward for more K-pop lovers to come and enjoy their performances for which they said they

have prepared a lot for. The band will be performing live and unreleased songs during the event. On the genre of music, the members shared their favourites which included Hip hop & R&B pop music. The band had played in countries like Poland, Brazil and Israel. MONT was formed in the year 2017, with the vision to explore the world through music and share their unique charm and energy. MONT comprises of Narachan as team leader, Bitsaeon (Vocal) and Roda (Rapper). (Staff Reporter)

ani Mukerji-starrer “Hichki� has found a place in a list of the top five movies sold in India at Google Play Store this year. Google India on Monday announced this year’s top content across apps, games, movies, TV and books on Google Play. “Black Panther�, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle�, “Justice League�, “Deadpool 2� were the other four movies among the top five. “Drops: Learn 31 new languages� which has been downloaded over 1 million times in just about a year

emerged as the best app of 2018, Google India said. The most loved game among Indian users this year was PUBG Mobile. Among the books that made it to the top five list were “How to make money in intraday trading� by Ashwani Gujral, “Hands on computer science & IT� by Professor Neelima, “Calling Sehmat� by Harinder Sikka, “Will you still love me?� by Ravinder Singh and “Factfulness: Ten reasons we’re

wrong about the world and why things are better than you think� by Hans Rosling. (IANS)


h a n dw r i t t e n l e t ter from physicist Albert Einstein in which he explicitly rejected God and religion is set to be auctioned at Christie’s auction house in New York City on Tuesday for the second time since he wrote it a year before his death. Einstein wrote the infamous “God letter� to German philosopher Eric Gutkind in 1954 who had written a book called “Choose Life: The Biblical Call to Revolt� that, apparently, Einstein did not like. His letter, written in German, caused a sensation when it first went public at an auction sale in 2008. The letter is now expected to sell for between $1 million and $1.5 million, according to a statement from Christie’s cited by the New York Times. “The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of

Albert Einstein

human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish,� Einstein wrote. “No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can (for me) change anything about this.� He began his letter by praising Gutkind for sharing a common impulse of “striving for the improvement and refinement of existence�, but soon took issue with

Gutkind’s religious ideals. In the letter, Einstein turned a critical eye towards his own Jewish identity, specifically questioning the assertion that Jews were “chosen people�. “The Jewish people to whom I gladly belong, and in whose mentality I feel profoundly anchored, still for me does not have any different kind of dignity from all other peoples,� he wrote. “As far as my experi-

ence goes, they are in fact no better than other human groups, even if they are protected from the worst excesses by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot perceive anything ‘chosen’ about them.� The God letter seems to outline Einstein’s view of formal religion and the idea of a God who plays an active part in everyday life, answering individual prayers. “He did not believe in a God who went around choosing favourite sports teams or people,� said Walter Isaacson, the author of the 2007 biography “Einstein�. But according to experts, at other times Einstein described himself as “not an atheist� and the letter does not annul the seemingly spiritual characteristics of his thinking. (IANS)


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olly Par ton appeared on the “Tonight Show� where she made host Jimmy Fallon blush enough to hide behind his desk. The 72-year-old singing legend appeared on the late-night show to promote the music she did for the upcoming Netflix original movie “Dumplin’� starring Jennifer Aniston. Parton explained to the host that she was approached by the former “Friends� star to write original music for the movie. It’s then that she revealed that her husband, Carl Thomas Dean, has a bit of a crush on Aniston and may have been angling for a wild night with the two celebrity women. “My husband is crazy about her,� she told the host. “He was more excited that I was going to do a movie with her than he was that I got the chance to write all this music. See, I think he kinda fantasizes, like, a threesome with us.� (FoxNews)

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Reds beat Everton 1-0 in Merseyside derby Hockey WC: France hold Spain 1-1

the six-yard box unmarked, but the Colombian’s header missed the target. Liverpool responded to almost devastating effect as Mohamed Salah chipped a ball over the Everton defence seven minutes later, only for Sadio Mane to fire over. The chances kept on coming in a frenetic opening quarter as Richarlison lost his footing having burst into the Liverpool area before Roberto Firmino dragged a shot wide on the swivel. Everton thought they had broken the deadlock on 21 minutes when Bernard’s cross from the left was headed back by Theo WalLiverpool’s Sadio Mane fight for the ball during their EPL match against Everton. cott to Andre Gomes, but a L o n d o n , D e c 3 looping shot, pushing the the Reds close the gap on sharp save from Allison and (Agencies): Divock ball onto his bar which leaders Manchester City to then a stunning goal-line clearance from Joe Gomez Origi sparked mayhem at Origi followed up. two points. Anfield as his 96th-minIt was a cruel blow on Jurgen Klopp was rescued Liverpool. After Firmino had ute winner saw Liverpool Everton after a spirited dis- complimentary of Marco snatch a dramatic 1-0 vic- play, capped by three clear Silva’s new-look Everton drawn Pickford into antory over Everton in the goalscoring opportunities ahead of kick-off and with- other save and Richarlison Merseyside derby. in the first half, had the in four minutes of kick-off, had tame appeals for a penThe Belgium interna- Toffees dreaming of a first the Liverpool boss was alty turned down, Xherdan tional, introduced on 84 win at Anfield since 1999. proven right as the visitors’ Shaqiri was played through minutes, headed the winBut, in the most dra- first chance ignited an en- on goal but, like Mina and Gomes, the Swiss missed a ner home from close range matic fashion, Liverpool grossing half of football. after Jordan Pickford failed claimed the local bragging A free-kick from the glorious chance to open the to deal with Virgil van Dijk rights as Origi’s winner saw left found Yerry Mina in scoring as Pickford saved

Lothar Matthaus to visit India

Lothar Matthaus

their photo with the worldfamous trophy. On December 4, the former Bayern München star will meet with Kerala Blasters fans in Kochi. Talking about how the Bundesliga can support the growth of Indian Football, Matthaus said, “I’m proud to be part of the Bundesliga’s Legends Tour here at what is an incredibly exciting time for Indian football.” “Having produced a long line of exciting worldclass football talent, such new American team captain Christian Pulisic, 18 yearold Bundesliga Player of

PGC sports meet begins Dimapur, Dec 3 (NPN): The 32nd annual games and sport meet cum literary & cultural fest of Peren Government College (PGC), Peren got underway Monday. The inaugural session was graced by Rahul Mali, IAS, SDO (Civil), Peren as the chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, Mali highlighted the importance of sports in students’ life and encouraged the students to inculcate the spirit of sportsmanship. He also assured that the administration is always ready to assist and work hand-inhand with the college for

uplifting the cause of the students. Also speaking on the occasion, Dr. Katoni Jakhalu, principal, PGC urged the students to give their best not only in studies but also in extracurricular activities such as sports and games to excel in life. The programme was chaired by Rezulungbe, general secretary, PGCSU, invocation prayer was offered by Igumsing, welcome address was delivered by Haigurang Nren and special song was presented by Kewizin. Oath taking to the teams was administered by Nzaigongbe.

the Month Jadon Sancho (both Borussia Dortmund) and World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard (VfB Stuttgart), I’m keen to share my thoughts on how India can benefit from the Bundesliga’s renowned success in youth development,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to helping India reach the next level whilst also getting to experience the country’s rich culture and warm hospitality,” he added. Matthaus is one of the most recognised football players in the world. With his participation in the World Cup in 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998 and a total of 150 games, he holds the record as the player with the most caps for the German national team. As part of the 808 games he played in top leagues worldwide, he completed 609 Bundesliga games for Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayern Munich.


who are ranked 20th, but it turned out to be a keenlycontested encounter as the Frenchmen gave their opponents a run for their money. It was France who stunned the Spaniards in the sixth minute when Timothee Clement scored from a field effort. But Spain came back strongly after the change of ends and restored parity in the 48th minute through Alvaro Iglesias’ field strike. France had a golden opportunity to register their first major upset of the tournament but the Spain skipper Cortes came to his side’s rescue.

The Spaniards had better goal scoring chances but was denied by a stout France defence led by goalkeeper Arthur Thieffry. Spain got as many as seven penalty corners in the game but failed to breach Thieffry and his defence even once. Spain had lost 3-4 to Olympic champions Argentina in their tournament opener, while France suffered a 1-2 defeat against New Zealand. Spain play New Zealand in their final pool match on December 6, while France will be up against Argentina.

Arrenpong Sports Fest on December 18 Dimapur, Dec 3 (NPN): The Mopungchuket Students’ Union (MALT) will be organizing its inaugural Arrenpong Sports Fest under the aegis of the Mokokchung District Sports Council at Yimli ground, Mopungchuket village. The sports fest is scheduled to be held on December 18 featuring four events – fastest bowler competition, sand volleyball championship, futsal championship and Mopungchuket cross country run. The fastest bowler competition will be held

for two titles- Mokokchung’s fastest bowler and Arrenpong open fastest bowler. The event will be held with Mokokchung District Cricket Association (MDCA) as associate partners and Indian Fast Bowlers Foundation as technical partners. Sand volleyball championship (men) and futsal championship (men) is open to all interested teams from anywhere and will be played on knock-out basis. However, only 16 teams will be registered for the two championships on firstcome-first-serve basis. The

sand volleyball championship will be officiated by seasoned referees from the MDVA circuits and FIDV beach volleyball rules will be applied while the futsal championship will be officiated by qualified MDFA referees and FIFA futsal rules will be applied. The Mopungchuket cross country run will be open to all interested athletes and will be held with the Adventure and Motorsports Association Mokokchung (AMAM) as technical partners and IAAF cross country running conventions will be applied.

Winners will be awarded with cash prize, customized medals and certificates appended by MDSC. Arrenpong sports fest is being organized to promote social interaction in an affable and competitive atmosphere. Concurrently, it is also aimed at promoting sports tourism. Registration forms are available at Obsession Sports store, near main Post Office, Mokokchung Town. The last date of submission of forms is December 10. For more information, interested athletes and teams can contact 8837323230.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT We the bereaved families of Lt. Alamo Lotha would like to thank each and every one of you who stood with us and helped us financially, materially, physically and everything at the sudden demise of Lt. Alamo Lotha on 30 Nov. 2018. We are overwhelmed by your precious help till his last breath. We are unable to thank all of you individually, but we pray that Almighty God bless you all abundantly.

Of our beloved Late HAITENMO THONO

He is my refuge and my fortress, in God I will trust Psalms 91:02 DP-9123

Loving wife, children, grandchildren and relatives


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Mark Hughes

confirmed a club statement. Saints are currently 18th, one point ahead of bottom-placed Fulham, though they have won the fewest games in the division. Huddersfield Town, in 17th, are one point ahead, while Cardiff sit two points clear of the relegation zone. Hughes has endured a nomadic managerial career, taking in spells with Wales, Blackburn, Manchester City, Fulham, QPR and Stoke in addition to his reign at St Mary’s.

Bhubaneswar, Dec 3 (PTI): Skipper and goalkeeper Quico Cortes led from the front with a superb penalty stroke save to help three-time medallist Spain eke out a hard-fought 1-1 draw against lowly France in their second Pool A match at the ongoing men’s hockey World Cup here on Monday. The draw kept both the teams in the hunt for the knock-out round with one point apiece from two games. It was a battle between world number 8 Spain and the lowest ranked team of the competition France,


Hughes sacked as Saints boss

London, Dec 3 (Agencies): Mark Hughes has been sacked as Southampton manager, the club have confirmed. The Saints drew 2-2 with Manchester United on Saturday, as they threw away a 2-0 lead. Hughes endured a torrid start to the season, as the club have taken just one win from their opening 14 games. Results such as a 6-1 reverse against Manchester City, and 3-0 losses to Chelsea and Liverpool ultimately sealed his fate, and the club are now reportedly hoping to install his successor by the weekend. Assistant manager Kelvin Davis will take charge of the first-team against Tottenham in midweek as the club seeks to find a replacement. “Southampton FC can today confirm it has parted company with Team Manager Mark Hughes,”

Kohima, Dec 3 (NPN): Three players from Nagaland under the aegis of Nagaland Chess Association will be participating in the forthcoming National Chess Championship to be held from December 8-18 at Jammu. The championship is being hosted by Jammu and Kashmir State Chess Association under the aegis of All India Chess Federation. The three players from the state are Kevilekho Zumu, Seyiekhrietuo Mere and Akhrietuo Keseyi. The players for the championship are being sponsored by the president of Nagaland Chess Association and minister for Planning & Coordination, Neiba Kronu and advisor, Food & Civil Supplies, LM & CP, NSDMA, Pukhayi Sumi in partnership with State Bank of India main branch Kohima.

Tom Genestet (6) of France in action during the match against Spain. (PTI)


Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS): Germany’s football World Cup winning captain Lothar Matthaus is set to visit the country as part of the Bundesliga Legends Tour, the organisers said in a statement on Monday. The captain of the 1990 World Cup winners will undertake his first ever tour of India, during which he will participate in a number of fan and media activities. Former FIFA World Player of the Year, Matthaus, will visit several football development projects and attend Indian Super League games in Kochi (December 4, Kerala Blasters vs Jamshedpur FC) and Mumbai (December 6, Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC). He will also meet several key stakeholders within the Indian football ecosystem. The Bundesliga trophy, the ‘Meisterschale’, will follow the legend and will be on display in both Kochi and Mumbai for fans to get

Three state chess players in National Championship

his drive. There was yet more drama before the break as a defence-splitting Gylfi Sigurdsson reverse pass released Walcott, but Alisson further vindicated his £67m transfer fee by smothering the winger. Liverpool started the second half as well as Everton did the first as Salah curled an effort wide and Mane went close with two efforts in quick succession. Everton steadied and grew back into the game, thriving as the tension inside an expectant Anfield increased. That expectancy spurred Liverpool on further as the recently-introduced Origi fired a knockdown against the crossbar with two minutes remaining. Ever ton looked to have secured a point but even more drama followed as Van Dijk’s sliced volley sent the ball looping into the air. Pickford tried to tip it behind but inadvertently kept the ball in play, putting the ball on a plate for Origi took the chance to send Anfield into rapture.

We, the family members of Lt. Rev. Thinokolie Peseyie, would like to acknowledge all the expressions of support and gestures of kindness shown to us at his sudden demise on 21st Nov. 2018. We express our profound gratitude to each and every individual, churches, organizations, neighbours and all the well-wishers who stood by us physically, financially, morally and through prayers during this most difficult time of ours. We deeply regret our inability to thank each and every one of you personally, yet it is our humble prayer that Almighty God bless you all abundantly. DP-9136

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Lt. Yaneino Angami 01.07.1952 – 29.11.2018 We, the bereaved family members of Lt. Yaneino Angami would like to express our heartfelt gratitude & sincere appreciation to one and all who stood by us spiritually, financially and physically during her illness till her last breath on 29.11.2018. Though, we are unable to thank each and everyone individually, we pray that our Almighty God bless you all abundantly. Our special thanks to: 1. Dimapur Hospital, Purana Bazaar 2. CBCC East Dimapur 3. CBCC East Women Dept. Dimapur 4. Mount View & High School Colony 5. Phesama Village 6. Phesama Kuda Razaha Krotho 7. Thenuko Krotho Kuda Razha Phesama 8. Chozubami Welfare Union Dimapur (Western Area) 9. Chozubamipü (Shoro Sharhi Krotho Dimapur) 10. P.C. Ao's Children, Dimapur 11. Zasi-1 Zashümo 12. HOPFAN Women Prayer Group 13. HOPFAN Prayer Centre 14. Cross Way Church, Dimapur Loving husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, in-laws & family members. DP-9090

Born on: 10-02-1961, Died on: 28-11-2018 The bereaved family of Late Zelhoutuo Zashümo express our sincere gratitude to all who stood by us physically, financially, mentally and spiritually during his prolonged illness and demise. Though we are unable to thank you all individually we pray that Almighty God continue to bless you all. Special thanks to: 1) NEIGRIHMS and Civil Hospital Shillong 2) Naga Hospital Kohima 3) Bethel Hospital Kohima 4) Dr. Mhashevisü (Adoule) 5) Dr. Neiketou 6) P.W.D. Estate Office, Kohima 7) District Sericulture Office, Kohima 8) Tourism Department 9) Phesama Baptist Church 10) Phesama Christian Youth Union 11) Phesama Village 12) Upper Chandmari, Kohima 13) Principal and Staff of Ministers' Hill Baptist Hr. Sec. School 14) Kohima Bible College. Loving Wife, Daughters, Son & Grandchildren K-3531 K Y M C



Delhi’s Gagan retains Hornbill Rally title and he helped us cruise past the field to claim the title,” Gagan said after the rally. “Even though we were driving together for the first time, we hit it off instantly and our co-ordination was really very great,” he added. The second place was taken by Bijo Awomi and Chandrasekhar (1:44 minutes penalty) while Tali Akang and Nirav Mehta finished third with a penalty of 2:05 minutes. The ninth edition of the Hornbill Motor Rally 2018 saw a total of 29 contestants in two categories.

Winners of the open category, Gagan Sethi and Sabatullah Khan receiving the awards.


Kohima, Dec 3 (NPN): Delhi based Gagan Sethi, rated among the country’s top TSD rallyists, lived up to his reputation, successfully defended his JK Tyre Hornbill Rally title here on Monday. Competing in the open category, Gagan with navigator Sabatullah Khan was at his sublime best, finishing the 55-km TSD

VAR to be used in CL from last 16

Nyon, Dec 3 (Agencies): Video Assistant Referees (VAR) will be used in this season’s Champions League from the last16 stage. The technology was due to be introduced next season, but has been fast-tracked after a series of high-profile refereeing mistakes. UEFA originally opted against using VAR this season despite it being used by most major European leagues and FIFA at the World Cup in Russia, but hinted earlier this month it could be introduced ahead of schedule. Speaking at a joint UEFA and ECA press conference in Brussels last month, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said the organisation’s refereeing chief Roberto Rosetti has been leading efforts to make sure UEFA’s pool of referees are ready for VAR and all “technical aspects” have been addressed. “I expect the report in a week or so and then we will see when we can implement it - (at) the latest, next season,” said Ceferin. Premier League clubs have also agreed to introduce VAR, which is already being used in the Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A, next season. UEFA will be the last major competition organiser in world football to allow referees to use video replays to make better decisions.

rally with a mere penalty of 29 seconds to emerge victorious. The rally, held in the backdrop of the famous Hornbill Festival, was flagged-off by multiple Indian National Rally champion Hari Singh from Indira Gandhi Stadium. The competitors traversed through rocky terrains on the outskirts of Kohima to reach the finish line in Kisama Village.

They had to negotiate a total of 7 surprise time controls. Gagan, who teamed up with Sabatullah for the first time, conceded that the victory was indeed very special as it was his wedding anniversary. He promptly dedicated the win to his wife. “It was a difficult rally and I was facing a lot of problems with the car. But my navigator was brilliant

In the North East class, Alex Suohu and Akhrielie Vizo took the first place with a penalty of 9:44 minutes. Thezakkielie Zuyie and co-driver Moamarimsong with a total penalty of 10.5 minutes finished second while Anguzo Sekhose and Mengu Yhome (00:12:29 minutes) claimed the third. During the closing ceremony on Monday evening at The Heritage, Kohima, Metsubo Jamir, MLA attended the event as the special invitee and also gave away the awards to the winners.

RESULTS Open Class First: Gagan Sethi and Sabatullah Khan Second: Bijo Awomi and Chandrashekar Third: Tali Akang and Nirav Mehta Fourth: Hukato Yepthomi and Mar Aier Fifth: Ruokuobituo and Aletuo North East Class First: Alex Souhu and Akhrielie Vizo Second: Thejakkiele Zuye and Moamar Imsong Third: Anguzo Sekhose and Mengu Yhome Fourth: Ariba Sangtam and Rendemo Shito Fifth: Thecachütuo Kire and Lakhinder Prasad Special categories Best decorated car - Kevin Puro and Neihu Dzuvichu Couple team - Atoka Awomi and Mercy Mezhatsu Best Institution/Club - Nagaland Adventure Club Most discipline team - Mikrio Kyina and Arun Kyina

Nagaland Post, Dimapur TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2018

Halep, Osaka to play Sydney International

Sydney, Dec 3 (Agencies): World number one Simona Halep and US Open champion Naomi Osaka will headline a strong field in the women’s draw of the Sydney International, organisers said on Monday. Eight of the world’s top 10 have signed on for the January 6-12 event as they use it to warm up for the Australian Open Grand Slam the following week. Also playing will be defending champion and Wimbledon winner Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens, Petra Kvitova, Karolina Pliskova, Kiki Bertens, and Daria Kasatkina. The only two members of the top 10 not taking part are Caroline Wozniacki and Elina Svitolina. The men’s side is weaker with Britain’s 14thranked Kyle Edmund the top seed, along with the likes of Gilles Simon, Alex de Minaur, Lucas Pouille and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. “I’m delighted that so many of the world’s most talented players have chosen to come to Sydney in January,” said tournament director Lawrence Robertson.

Nagaland beat Arunachal in U-23 C K Nayudu Trophy

Nagaland team after defeating Arunachal Pradesh in the U-23 CK Nayudu Trophy on Monday.

D i m a pur , D e c 3 (NPN): Nagaland registered its fourth consecutive win in the league stage of the four-day U-23 Men’s C K Nayudu trophy at Golaghat by defeating Arunachal Pradesh by 6 wickets. Earlier, Nagaland defeated Sikkim, Manipur and Meghalaya. Arunachal scored 302 runs and 261 runs in the

first and second innings respectively while Nagaland scored 224 runs in the first innings and 340 losing 4 wickets in the second innings. Nagaland will play against Pudducherry, Mizoram, Bihar and Uttrakhand in the coming days. In the next match, Nagaland will play Pudduchery from December 8 to 11 at Pudduchery.

Hornbill Pistol & Shooting competition Barca beat Villarreal 2-0 in La Liga

Winners of the Hornbill Pistol & Shooting competition with organisers.

D i m a pur , D e c 3 (NPN): The 1st Hornbill Pistol & Shooting competition, organised by the Nagaland State Rifle Association (NSRA) in collaboration with the Tourism Department, was held in the 4th NAP Firing Range, Thizama, Kohima on December3. Khrietsolie Seyie won the Rifle event while Michael Rhakho and Dzuviemeno I Yaden emerged as the 1st runners-up and 2nd runners-up respectively. In the Pistol event, Israel G Xuivi emerged as the winner, and Shalo Khing and Otoka H Yeptho bagged the 1st and 2nd runners up respectively. The winners received a prize of Rs 50,000 each while the 1st and 2nd

runners up received a cash prize of Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively along with citations. More than 40 shooters including officials registered for the events. The event was graced by additional chief secretary and NSRA honorary president, Temjen Toy, IAS along with DGP and NSRA vice president, T. John Longkumer, IPS. Speaking at the inaugural programme, Temjen Toy expressed his optimism to see shooters from the state representing the country in the 2022 Olympics. Nagas are gifted in shooting and it can become a popular sport with adequate facilities, he said. Toy also announced that

an international shooting complex was nearing completion in Dimapur, which can be used to train and to facilitate young budding talents in the future. While delivering the welcome address, J I Yaden, secretary, NSRA gave a brief genesis about NSRA which came into existence in 1969 as Kohima Rifle Club under the initiative of Lt. T C K Lotha and Lt K Peseyie. He also reiterated the vision of the founding members to channelize and transform the Naga youths to take pride in their marksmanship for more productive use of their talents. Neilasa Sopfii, honorary joint secretary, NSRA p r o p o s e d t h e vo t e o f thanks.

Barcelona, Dec 3 (IANS): Barcelona blanked Villarreal 2-0 with goals from Gerard Pique and Carles Alena. But it wasn’t an easy match for the Catalan squad, which needed the win after Ernesto Valverde’s boys had only managed to rack up one point of the six available in their last two games against Betis and Atletico de Madrid, reports Efe news. Fielding the same 11 players on Sunday who won a lacklustre match a few days ago against Eindhoven, Valverde stuck to the winning script, although the team still lacks confidence and the ability to manufacture shots on goal. The stand-out this weekend for the Catalan squad was Ousmane Dembele, who read the match well, among other good moves firing a nice cross from the right wing to Pique, who headed in the first goal in the 36th minute. Just three minutes before the end of regulation time, Alena put the icing on the cake with his first La Liga goal, popping the ball over Sergio Asenjo after Lionel Messi - in practically his only action worthy of note in the second period - tapped a marvellous pass to him. Barca, with several players on the injured list,

Barcelona players celebrates with Gerard Pique after he scored a goal against Villarreal.

were quite far off their best play, but the win moves them to the top of the La Liga standings, ahead of Sevilla. Nevertheless, the team needs to do something to stay at the peak, since it was just their second “W” in the last five games. Meanwhile, Villarreal has been struggling and is just one spot ahead of the relegation zone, having notched but a single win in their past eight outings.

Atletico held 1-1 by Girona

Visiting Atletico Madrid was given a late 1-1 equaliser on an own goal by Girona defender Jonas Ramalho, following the first-half 1-0 lead scored by Uruguayan striker Christian Stuani.

Atletico extended its away winless skid to four matches on Sunday, reports Efe news. In the first-half stoppage time, Atletico midfielder Rodrigo Hernandez Cascante, better known as “Rodri,” had a miss-pass that was scooped up by Girona winger Patrick Roberts, who passed the ball to the unmarked Stuani. Stuani dribbled past Atleti’s keeper, Jan Oblak, who fouled the Uruguayan forward. Initially, the referee whistled a foul from outside the area; however, he gave the Girona striker a penalty after checking the VAR system. Stuani successfully converted the penalty try and the hosts went into half-time with a 1-0 advan-

tage. After the half, Atletico ramped up its attack to get on the scoreboard, and midfielder Saul Niguez fired a long-distance shot in the 76th minute that forced a remarkable save by Girona keeper Gorka Iraizoz, who replaced injured teammate Yassine Bounou, of Morocco. Eight minutes before the second-half stoppage time, Ramalho was vying for the ball with Atletico striker Diego Costa just in front of Girona’s net when he accidentally put it home for the 1-1 equalizer. With its seventh tie of the season, Atletico provisionally holds the third spot in the La Liga standings, with 25 points, while Girona is seventh, with 21 points.

IOA submits interest to bid for 2032 Olympics New Delhi, Dec 3 (PTI): “Dead serious” about bringing the Olympics to India in 2032, the IOA has submitted a formal expression of interest to bid for the event and is set to approach the government for support. IOA president Narinder Batra told the visiting International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach earlier this year that India would consider bidding for the 2032 Games. Bach had welcomed the move. The IOA has already submitted a formal expression of interest to the IOC to bid for the 2032 Olympic. Following that, IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta had a meeting with the three-member bid committee of the IOC headed by Jacqueline Barrett, Associate Director Olympic Games/ Olympic Candidatures, during the body’s Board meeting in Tokyo earlier this month.

“We are dead serious about this bid for the 2032 Olympics. So, we have already submitted to the IOC the letter expressing our interest in hosting 2032 Olympic Games. I had a meeting with the Bid Committee of the IOC. They welcomed the move and said that India should have hosted an Olympic Games much earlier,” Mehta told PTI. New Delhi and Mumbai are the top two venues in the minds of the IOA top brass but other cities are also not ruled out. This is the first time that the IOA has officially submitted its expression of interest to host an

Olympic Games to the IOC. “At the first stage, a country expresses its interest to bid for the Olympics and at a later stage the proposed host city or cities is mentioned in the bid. India has not bid or expressed interest to host Olympic Games earlier,” he added. The bid process for the 2032 Olympics will start in 2022 and a host city will be announced in 2025. Indonesia has already submitted its expression of interest just after successfully hosting the Asian Games. Chinese city Shanghai is also mulling over a bid, while Brisbane in Australia could be a contender to bring the Games back to the country for the first time since Sydney 2000. North and South Korea are considering a joint bid while Germany also plans to host the 2032 Games in 13 cities of the country.

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