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Vol XXX No. 2

DIMAPUR, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2019 Pages 12 ` 5.00

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CAB: Shah meets CMs of NE states Framework of CAB likely to be formulated and introduced in Parl NEW DELHI, DEC 3 (AGENCIES): Amid concerns in the North East region over the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), the Union Home Minister Amit Shah Tuesday held a meeting with the leaders of the region including chief ministers of Nagaland, Manipur and Assam. Besides the chief ministers, North-East Forum for Indigenous People (NEFIP), Manipur People Against Citizenship Amendment Bill (MANPAC) and members of civil society groups also attended the meeting. Earlier in the day, North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convener and Assam’s Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that during the meeting the Home Minister hinted that the Bill could be introduced during the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament. “The Home Minister has indicated that the Bill will be

Shops asked to paint, light up and open on Sundays DIMAPUR, DEC 3 (NPN): In view of forthcoming festive season – Christmas and New Year, the Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) has directed all the shopkeepers/ commercial building owners under its jurisdiction to make necessary whitewash along with paintings of shutters/doors preferably with blue colour besides decorating and illuminating their respective shop/buildings by putting colourful electric bulbs of low energy consumption. In a circular, DMC administrator Albert Ezung has also directed all the shops/business establishment other than workshops and industries to keep their respective shops open on all Sundays with effect from December 1, 2019 till January 1, 2020.

12,830 visitors on day-3 of Hornbill KOHIMA, DEC 3 (NPN): A total of 12,830 visitors witnessed the day-3 of Hornbill Festival at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama Tuesday. Tourism department informed that 548 were foreign tourists, 3346 domestic tourists and 8954 local visitors from Nagaland. (Correspondent)

This is it!

“I feel silly. It’s so cold, no crowd and the handful of VVIPs all wrapped in warm clothes.” K Y M C

Amit Shah arrives at Assam House in Delhi, Tuesday. (ANI)

introduced in Parliament’s Winter Session,” ANI quoted Sarma as saying. He said several politicians and civil society members of Assam, Manipur and Nagaland met with the Home Minister Tuesday. “After discussions, a framework of the CAB will be formulated and that will be introduced in the Parliament. I cannot comment on what will happen to it further,” Sarma said. He said the leaders discussed at length about several aspects of the proposed bill. “We discussed at length that whether Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 will override or will it be subjected to provisions

like existing 6th Schedule of Constitution and the inner line permit applicable in few states of North East region,” he said. According to PTI report, the groups, including the influential All Assam Students Union, are believed to have conveyed to the home minister their concerns on the bill and how the proposed legislation could affect the indigenous people of the Northeast. The bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, in order to grant Indian nationality to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians, who come to India due to religious persecution in Bangladesh,

Parl passes bill to merge 2 UTs

Pakistan and Afghanistan even if they don’t possess proper documents. The consultations on CAB were initiated by the home minister on Friday and Saturday, and Tuesday’s meetings were third such session on the subject. The Modi government has listed the bill in its items of business for the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament and is set to push for its passage. AASU vows to continue protests: All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) Tuesday said that it will continue to oppose CAB. AASU leadership said this after their meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi, reports NewsLive. AASU chief adviser Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharjee, president Dipanka Kumar Nath and general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi said that AASU will never accept anything that violates the historic Assam Accord. Besides AASU leadership, the Union Home Minister is meeting representatives of AJYCP, ATASU, ATTSA, Koch-Rajbangshi Sanmilani, AKRSU, Chutia Students’ Union, Moran Students’ Union and Mottock Students’ Union.

NEW DELHI, NOV 3 (PTI): The Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill to merge two Union territories Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli into one unit. The Rajya Sabha passed the Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill, 2019 through voice vote. Lok Sabha has already passed this bill on November 27. Responding to the bill, Minister of State for Home G Kishen Reddy said that the measure will help in strengthening administrative efficiency and fast track the development of the two union territories. Merging will also help in cutting down administrative cost, he said, adding the move was supported by civil societies along with the elected member of Parliament of that area. “The local administration also requested for integration, hence we have taken this step,” said Reddy. The merged UT will be named as Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. “The name is long but we have taken this keeping in the sentiments of the local people there,” said Reddy.

Nagaland- Manipur border tension:

Ministerial team visits Khezhakeno

Nagaland ministerial team led by Neiba Kronu. (NP)

Correspondent

KOHIMA, DEC 3 (NPN): A ministerial team led by Planning & Coordination minister Neiba Kronu and comprising horticulture and border affairs adviser Mhathung Yanthan, commissioner M Patton, AIG R Kikon, Phek district and police officials visited Khezhakeno village on Tuesday to take stock of the situation following a clash between Khezhakeno and Tungjoy villagers on November 29. It may be recalled villagers of Tungjoy had reportedly burnt down arrangements made by Khezhakeno villagers to observe “People Festival” from December 1 late on November 29 night. Speaking to Nagaland

Post, Kronu said as per the relevant document available and upon verification of the site that the villagers planned to use for festival belonged solely to Nagaland and there was no dispute. He said the team would submit its report to the State government as the matter had to be taken up at the highest political level. During the British time itself, the minister said a pillar was erected, adding it was not a disputed area. He said it was unfortunate that the festival had been disturbed. He said he had instructed Phek deputy commissioner to submit report to commissioner without delay as the matter was of grave concern.

Yanthan joined the minister in claiming that there was enough documentary evidence favouring Khezhakeno village, pointing out the documents signed between chief secretaries of Manipur and Nagaland had clearly stated that it was a settled case. So, it was unfortunate that the incident took place that way, he added. He said the issue had to be settled amicably and the villagers had to live peacefully as good neighbours. Meanwhile, according to Chakhesang Youth Front general secretary, this was the second such incident of villagers from neighbouring Manipur creating causing problem. A ministerial team from Manipur had also visited Tungjoy village on December 1. CYF alleges trespassing, arson: Chakhesang Youth Front (CYF) has strongly condemned what it called the “utterly despicable, devious and cowardly acts” of miscreants allegedly belonging to Tungjoy village under Senapati district, Manipur. (Cont’d on p-7)

Black-market in sand JAF agitation paralyses state govt offices Union Tourism minster, AR Rahman to grace Hornbill due to halt in supply Wants govt’s Staff Reporter

DIMAPUR, DEC 3 (NPN): There has been no supply of sand from nearby Karbi Anglong for about a month at a time when a boom in construction work has begun especially during dry winter months. This has created a black-market for sand for which end-users have to pay through their nose. It was learnt that the non-supply of sand from Karbi Anglong, from where all of the requirements were made, was due to some issue between the sand suppliers and stockists. A truck load of superior coarse sand( Koilamati) containing some 450 cft which used to cost Rs.25,000 is being sold clandestinely at Rs.30-32,000 according to transporters. The lowest grade sand from Lungi that used to be sold for Rs.16,000 per

truck(450 cft) now commands Rs.22-25,000. Sand from Pathradisa, Upper Deopani, Lungi are not available due to the price issue between suppliers at the mahals in Karbi Anglong and the stockists at Dimapur. The sources said the issue was over the rate hikes by suppliers on one hand and the demand made by some NPGs, though this could not be confirmed. However, the stand-off has only caused much resentment among house builders who feel that they are being fleeced with impunity. Some house builders feel that once the stocked sand in Dimapur is exhausted, there could be some hope that the stalemate would be resolved. However, till then the price of sand continues to rise astronomically but illogically and almost making it cost as much as Rs.1.5 per kg approximately.

Correspondent

assurance to call off agitation

Correspondent

KO H I M A , D E C 3 (NPN): Amidst the ongoing Hornbill Festival, the agitation launched by Joint Action Forum (JAF) entered the second day paralysing functioning of State government offices. Four associations – Nagaland Directorate Ministerial Service Association, All Nagaland District Ministerial Service Association, Trained Nurses’ Association of India, Nagaland Branch and Prison Service Association Nagaland – are protesting under the banner of JAF against non-implementation of RoP Pay Anomalies

Empty desks in one of the government offices in Kohima Tuesday. (NP)

Committee (PAC) recommendation. The four associations reportedly with more than 6,000 employees, including district and directorate ministerial staff, prison staff and nurses, are currently on a mass casual leave. However, nurses and prison staff have been partially relaxed from the purview based on humanitarian ground. Meanwhile, JAF has announced that it was not in a position to call off its agitation

without any assurance from the State government on its “genuine” demand. JAF members met the secretary finance (RoP cell) and shared their grievances, to which the latter reportedly gave a patient hearing and informed them the same would be conveyed to the government. In a letter by its convener M Renthungo Tungoe and co-convener V Peter Rutsa, the forum informed finance secretary (ROP Cell), that on receipt

Digital experience adds to Hornbill Fest attraction Correspondent

KOHIMA, DEC 3 (NPN): Visitors at the ongoing Hornbill Festival are undergoing a unique digital experience as a completely digitised temporary museum has been set up for the first time in the State near World War II museum at Kisama. With an area measuring 3,000 square feet, the digital museum has been set as part of celebrating 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary by Bureau of Outreach & Communication under the Union information & broadcasting ministry. The initiative has been taken with an aim to create awareness among the masses about the contribution of Mahatma Gandhi towards social progress and his values, and has themes like “Clean India, Vibrant

Video on waste management being projected on the big screen. (NP)

India and India of Bapu’s dreams”. Every visitor entering the hall experiences a fully digitalised environment with latest technology, which has been arranged by Tagbin Services Pvt Ltd, a leading experiential marketing company that designs and executes experiential spaces like museums, experience centres and events

and shows. The visitors can pay floral tribute to Gandhiji by just pressing a button, view his entire life and struggles during India’s freedom movement, world leaders inspired by his principles, etc, on a giant smart TV screen by simply pressing a button on the screen itself. With the motive to

create mass awareness on Clean India to fulfil Gandhiji’s dream and also as part of the Central government’s initiatives under Swachh Bharat, the giant digital screen has been installed with special software, even as the initiative discourages use of singleuse plastic and promotes segregation of wet and dry waste. There is also a live screen play where visitors can see how to do waste management in front of the giant screen. More than 60,000 people have already taken vow not to use single-use plastic till Tuesday, even as the organiser informed Nagaland Post that its target was to make 10 lakh people take the vow by the end of Hornbill Festival, which would create a sense of responsibility towards the cleanliness initiative.

of the letter from the government, its coordinating body and action committees from all associations held an emergency meeting at CANSSEA conference hall on Monday and unanimously decided not to call off the ongoing agitation as the government had totally rejected its “genuine demand”. JAF urged the finance secretary to reconsider the government decision on its demand at the earliest, after which it would call off the agitation.

KOHIMA, DEC 3 (NPN): Union Minister for State for Tourism, Art and Culture Prahlad Singh Patel will grace the Hornbill Festival on day-4 as special guest. Patel is scheduled to take part in the stone pulling ceremony at Mima village after which he will attend “cultural connect” event in the afternoon. Minister Forest Environment and Climate Change, Justice & Law C.M. Chang and advisor School Education K.T. Sukhalu will be the will be the host of the event. A.R. Rahman to grace closing of Hornbill Fest: Music maestro and two-time Oscar award winner, Dr. A.R. Rahman will grace the closing ceremony of the 20th Hornbill Festival 2019 as guest of honour. Informing this in a tweet, Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio said: “Happy to announce that Dr. A.R Rahman @arrahman will be the Guest Of Honour at the Closing Ceremony of #Nagaland #HornbillFestival2019. We look forward to having him at the #FestivalOfFestivals.” It may be mentioned that AR Rahman’s Chennai KM Music Conservatory is also the knowledge partner for Task Force for Music and Arts (TaFMA).

Fuel prices static NSCN (I-M) flays AR raid DEC 3 (NPN): know what the “damning” for second day DIMAPUR, NSCN (I-M) has alleged that hurry was on the part of

NEW DELHI, DEC 3 (NPN): State-run oil marketing companies on Tuesday chose to keep the retail prices of petrol and diesel stagnant for the second successive day across major cities of the country. In Dimapur, petrol price stood at Rs 72.85 per litre while diesel was retailing at Rs 63.65 per litre. In the state capital, a litre of petrol and diesel was Rs. 73.66 and Rs.64.28 respectively. Currently, oil marketing companies such as staterun Indian Oil Corporation review the domestic prices of petrol and diesel on a daily basis. Any changes, based on the international rates of crude oil and rupeedollar foreign exchange, are implemented at the fuel stations with effect from 6 am.

Assam Rifles (AR) always held “grudge” against it, by pointing at the recent raid on December 3 by tje 5th AR on the rented houses of its members at Kuda Village (Nagarjan) and NST Colony (City Tower) areas and the arrest of one Ninghor from NST Colony. MIP opined that AR was emboldened to go against NSCN(I-M) after Cease Fire Monitoring Group (CFMG) chairman Lt Gen (retd) Shokin Chauhan’s communication to Union home joint secretary on October 30, regarding closure of messes/offices of Naga political groups (NPGs). NSCN(I-M) said it had raised objection against the closures. MIP alleged that the CFMG chairman had hatched a “sinister plot” with AR. Therefore, MIP said NSCN (I-M) wanted to

AR to go after it when final touches were being given to solve the Naga political issue. Further, it said the answer lay with Chauhan, which it said, had seriously put at stake sincerity of the talks between the two entities and wondered whether this was a policy to chase Nagas away further. MIP said it was unfortunate that the incident had taken place despite NSCN having intimated to the CFMG chairman to establish “corrective measure” from his end and the Indian armed personnel, after Kohima and other incidents of ceasefire ground rules violations committed by Indian security forces against NSCN members. NSCN(I-M) said it strongly objected to such high-handed actions of AR at the behest of the CFMG chairman. K Y M C


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Nagaland Post, Dimapur WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2019

Traditional items by Naga tribes marks Hornbill Festival day 3

Traditional fire making underway at Kisama on Angami cultural troupe performing Howe (folk tune) at Chang cultural troupe performing Lakoula Haupu (raid Crossbow making being demonstrated by Pochury artisans from Liiruri village. (NP) December 3. (DIPR) Kisama. (NP) on enemy’s Village). (NP)

Garo cultural troupe performing Wangala dance at Sangtam cultural troupe performing ‘rothsa nyichi-a’ Visitors checking information at the interactive Smart Tourists enjoying Naga food and local wine at Kisama Kisama. (NP) war dance at Kisama. (DIPR) City Kiosk at Kisama. (NP) on December 3. (NP) Correspondent

Kohima/DIMAPUR, Dec 3 (NPN): Visitors on the third day of the Hornbill Festival at The Naga Heritage Village, Kisama witnessed cultural extravaganza “Cultural Connect” showcasing the rich traditional dances, songs and games of Naga tribes. Initiated by the department of Art and Culture, the event was graced by special guest Padma Bhusam and Grammy winner, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. According to DIPR, the hosts for the morning cultural event were minister of PHE, Jacob Zhimomi and advisor IT & Science & Technology New & Renewable Energy, Mmhonlumo Kikon. Advisor Tourism Art & Culture, H Khehovi Yepthomi and chief gen-

eral manager NE IOC Ltd. Mttiya Bhattacharya also attended the event. The cultural event was performed in two sessions. The tribes that performed in the morning session were, Zeliang, Kuki, Yimchungru, Sumi, Rengma, Kachari, Pochury and Chakhesang tribes. Ao, Phom, Konyak, Lotha, Khiamniungan, Garo, Chang and Angami tribes performed in the afternoon session. The cultural show began with a performance by Zeliang cultural troupe “Herielim (hornbill dance)” a tribute to the great hornbill bird and attempts to capture the movements of flocks of excited hornbills feeding on fruits atop the trees. Kuki cultural troupe performed Savailhun (song & dance) a performance to acknowledge hunter’s valor,

bravery and feat. Sangkusukadi (arrow shooting) was demonstrated by Yimchungru cultural troupe. Sangtam cultural troupe performed rothsa nyichi (war dance), when the warriors prepare for battle. Helo He (game & song), a folksong sung to encourage cultural traditions and values was performed by Sumi cultural troupe. While Rengma cultural troupe presented Ngada dance- a dance performed on the 5th day of the Ngada festival, where dancers in their full traditional attire move around the village in joyous procession. Baad Bheta Puja a traditional ritual was performed by Kachari tribe, a religious practice of Mech kachari. The ritual is performed by setting up a gate like structure made of bam-

boo which symbolizes as an obstruction to all the evils and epidemics plaguing the community. The rituals were performed in the presence of the community members who prayed together for good harvest, health and peace. Atutu kukhu (Trumpet blowing) presented by Pochury troupe, a wind instrument carved out of a special variety of bamboo. The instrument is blown on three occasions every evening from men’s dormitories, to ward off wild animals from fields and to alert villagers of eminent attack by enemies. Chakhesang cultural troupe presented ‘thuno kuhuo lizo’ a folk song sung by the men dedicated to women who weave cloth. They express love and admiration for their hard work in producing beautiful cloth.

The afternoon session of the Cultural Connect kick started with the Ao cultural troupe performing the Hornbill Dance (Tenem Jilu), a traditional dance that depicts the graceful movement of the Hornbill bird as it moves from branch to branch atop the trees. Accompanied by a serenading song, this dance is performed by men and women during “Moatsu” and “Tsungremong”, the premier festivals of the Ao tribe. Phom cultural troupe performed the Nok-Phat dance, where warriors donned with shield, dao, spear and headgear recounting the past events of war, peace, defeat and victory. Konyak cultural troupe gave a short demonstration of the traditional game called Vee Kok. The Vee is an important forest product which is used for washing

NCC Kohima receives ‘excellence award’ Bless Nagaland organising KOHIMA: Major General Bipin Bakshi, Vishisht Seva Medal, Additional Director General NCC North East region presented “awards of excellence” to selected staff and cadets of NCC Group HQ Kohima in recognition of their exemplary performance in various fields on the occasion of 71st National Cadet Corps (NCC) Day on November 28 in Shillong. Amongst the awardees were Kiyaselie Mezhu, who has been working as UDA Accts in NCC Group HQ since 2002, Kikrukhrie-Ü Viluo, who is a LDA Accts in 24 NL (I) Coy NCC, Kohima, SUO Thejangunuo of Kohima College under 1 NL Girls Bn NCC and SUO Max Seltun of Kohima Science College, under 24 NL (I) Coy NCC. Both Kiyaselie and Kikrukhrie displayed professional acumen and dedication to duty to receive the award. SUO Max Seltun

committee grateful

Major General Bipin Bakshi presenting the award to Kiyaselie Mezhu.

was part of “All India NCC Boys Mountaineering Expedition team” which successfully scaled Hanuman Tibba peak (Ht 5,982 Mtr) from August 27 to September 27, 2019. SUO Thejangunuo had the privilege of commanding NCC Girls contingent in the Independence Day Parade in Kohima on

two occasions, on August 15, 2017 as a first year cadet and again on August 15, 2019 as a third year cadet. In 2019 her contingent received the first prize in “Open Arms Drill Contingent” category. Major General Bakshi congratulated the awardees and urged others to emulate them.

DIMAPUR: The organising committee of Bless Nagaland 2019 Mokokchung Prayer Festival extended gratitude to Jesus Call Ministry for their concerned on the prevailing situation in the Naga society. The committee in a press statement by its co-convener organising committee, Rev. Dr. K. Dhanbir Rai and secretary E. Benrithung Patton appreciated the messages and healing touch delivered at the festival and donation contributed for the success of Bless Nagaland Programme. The committee further expressed gratitude to all the support and help in making the programme namely ABAM, CBCNEI, MTBA, DABA; convenor, co-convenor, heads of the sub-committee and members; donors, sponsors, well-wishers and prayers partners; deputy commis-

sioner, Mokokchung and staff; superintendent of police, Mokokchung and staff; participants, Alemtemshi Jamir and family, M. Bendangnukshi Longkumer, volunteers and interpreters, print and electronic media, Ungma,Artang, Mokokchung, Chuchuyimlang and Yimyu Baptist Churches for hosting the delegates, RTO and Staff, DRYO, DSO, ADS, PWD (Highway), PHED, electrical department, medical superintendent, fire services, private bus union Mokokchung, Ladies Club, Watsu Mungdang, Ungma Youth Ministry, Mokokchung Badminton Association, Mayangnokcha Government Higher Secondary School, P. Shilu Park and Mokokchung local cable providers, landowner (Imkongmeren Sports Complex), Kumlong, Artang, Aongza and Mongsenbai Yimden.

Fisheries deptt distributes refrigerated vans DIMAPUR: Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) handed two Refrigerated Vans to the beneficiaries- Youth Net and Puhonol Thapo, at a short handing programme presided by scheme-in-charge Neitho-o Kuotsu at the directorate premises on December 3. According to DIPR, Thapo in his address, stressed on the importance of fish preservation and quality control since fish being a high perishable commodity. Director of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Kevisa Kense in his brief address highlighted the importance and need to encourage more entrepreneurs to K Y M C

take up fishery related activities and also develop more post harvest infrastructure facilities, which would facilitate and promote marketing of locally produced table fish. Addl. director, Rongsennungba hoped that the beneficiaries would make optimum use of the facility by engaging in collection, procuring and selling of locally produced fish and fishery products and thereby making it available to the local consumers in a good and hygienic condition. YouthNet, on behalf of the beneficiaries expressed their appreciation and gratitude to the department for taking up Director of Fisheries, Kevisa Kense along with officers and a noble venture in supporting the entrepreneurs in the State. beneficiaries in Kohima on December 3. (DIPR)

and bathing. The game is played by women folk to come together while also to remember the importance of Vee and its benefits. Lotha cultural troupe performed the Ematha Shari (dance of joy) performed by young males during their leisure time after the completion of all domestic chores assigned to them for the day. Khiamniungan cultural troupe demonstrated the traditional way of weaving bags and shawls using the thread obtained from Eh- Kik (stinging Nettle plant). Garo cultural troupe performed the Wangala dance usually performed during the Wangala festival, a post harvest thanksgiving festival. Chang cultural troupe performed the Lakoula Haupu an enactment of raiding an enemy village.

CTTA lauds Forest dept. Dimapur: Chümoukedima Timber Traders’ Association (CTTA) has lauded the Forest department for suspension of operation at three forest check gates- Pfutsero, Peducha and Chümoukedima. Chümoukedima Timber Traders’ Association president Balie Angami, while appreciating the department for taking a major step, said it would benefit not only the timber traders but also public for all round development. Chümoukedima Timber Traders’ Association also appreciated the efforts of the Nagaland Timber Traders Association (NTTU) led by its president Kevise Sogotsu in the fight against illegal collection of tax at check gates. The association reaffirmed to support and cooperate with Nagaland Timber Traders Association for the welfare of timber traders in the state.

Angami cultural troupe presented a folk tune titled “Howe”, sung to convey messages that would express feelings which would otherwise sound disrespectful if spoken verbally. It was sung to depict comparisons among groups: of wealth, status and habits. The special host for the afternoon session of the Cultural Connect was advisor CAWD/NSDMA Kazheto Kinimi. In one of the stalls, visitors also witnessed live crafting of wind chimes-‘Awuthrüu’ of the Pochury tribe at the Hornbill Festival. Awuthrüu is an intrinsic signature of Nazhu festival celebrated by the Pochury tribe. It is a wind chime which is available only to households with a male child to signify the male head count in the

habitat registry. Meanwhile, Kohima Smart City development limited installed an interactive Smart City Kiosk at Kisama, for Tourism department to facilitate tourists with important information about Kohima city, hotels and important destinations along with a QR code scanner. The initiative was a collaborative effort of Kohima Smart City Development Limited and department of Information & Technology powered by Symbios Creations Private Limited. It was informed that more features will be added to the beta version of the kiosk in the coming days along with additional wifi hotspots which will be switched in few locations in the capital to provide additional internet connectivity to citizens and tourists.

news in Brief DMC notifies: Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) has prohibited all residents/households of Lengrijan and other colonies adjoining the Lengri River from connecting any septic tank pipe ether in the river or in the drain. DMC has cautioned that defaulters would be penalised as per provisions of law. PVC bans: Pyangsa Village Council (PVC) has banned hunting, fishing and logging activities within its jurisdiction with immediate effect. PVC has cautioned that fine would be imposed on defaulters. Wokha DPDB meeting: Vice chairman DPDB Wokha and DC, OrenthungLotha has informed that the monthly DPDB meeting will be held on December 10 at 11 am at DC conference hall. After the meeting, the DPDB members along with Witter Theological College (WTC) will jointly celebrate pre-Christmas at WTC, Vankosung at 3 pm. Therefore, all members have been requested to attend the programme without fail. IBAPWO observes World AIDS day-cum-advent Christmas: Along with the rest of the world, the International Border Area People’s Welfare Organization IBAPWO (TI) in collaboration with civil society organizations, Pungro observed the World AIDS daycum-advent Christmas on December 1at Police Point, Pungro Town under the theme “ Communities make the difference”. EAC Pungro, Nuhuta Tunyi graced the occasion as special guest. Earlier in the programme, S.Kheshen organizing secretary delivered welcome address and Khonyamong, project director, IBAPWO (TI) elaborated the details on the transmission and prevention of HIV, benefits of ART treatment and the significance of World AIDS Day.

KDCC reacts to NGRC-1CU statement DIMAPUR: Kohima District Congress Committee (KDCC) on Tuesday said it was “dumbfounded” at the Nagaland Government Registered Class-1 Contractors Union (NGRC-1CU) urging the state government to issue a directive to disqualify contractor who quotes below the Schedule of Rates (SOR) during the tender process. In a press statement, KDCC president Kevi Vizo said it regarded members of NGRC-1CU as seasoned and high level contractors in the State,

who were capable of filing tenders much beyond the SOR. But opined that they should consider the apathy of young contractors and others who were willing to give service below the SOR, which will save the public fund meant for developmental works. In this regard, KDCC appealed NGRC-1CU to reconsider for the future of the young Naga entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, KDCC said considering the welfare of the upcoming young Nagas venturing into con-

tract and entrepreneurship, it has been fighting against the state Government departments notifying that tenders quoted below the SOR will not be acceptable. This led to the recent cancellation of e-Procurement Notice Invitation for Bids (IFB) issued by Urban Development department. KDCC further affirmed that it will continued to take the issue and leave no stone unturned in the event of any such measures adopted by any government departments. K Y M C


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WEATHER FORECAST December 4

(Temperature in ºC)

Max Min

Agartala Hazy sun

27 12

Aizawl

Pleasant with sunshine

Guwahati Hazy sun Imphal

Pleasant with sunshine

24 9 26 15 24 9

Itanagar Sunny and pleasant

24 12

Shillong

Hazy sun

18 7

Kohima

Plenty of sunshine

20 8

Dimapur Sunny and pleasant

24 12

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Tuensang Abundant sunshine and cooler 14 5 Wokha

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Zunheboto Mostly sunny

19 12 18 8

IDPD: Nagaland stands with persons with disabilities

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Kohima/Mokokch u n g / D IMA P U R , Dec 3 (NPN): Nagaland observed International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) across the state with an objective to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities on December 3. According to United Nations, IDPD 2019 theme is, “Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda”. T h e ye a r f o c u s e s on the empowerment of persons with disabilities for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as anticipated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which pledges to “leave no one behind” and recognizes disability as a cross-cutting issues, to be considered in the implementation of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Nagaland chief secretary Temjen Toy admitted that the people of Nagaland, including the state government have not been sensitive enough to the plight of the persons living with disabilities. “It is our society

Temjen Toy. (NP) A section of the gathering at Town Hall, Mokokchung. (DIPR)

which is the problem and not the person with disabilities” he said while addressing the ‘World Disability Day or International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ programme as special guest at Highland Park (below IG Stadium) Kohima. He promised that the state government, through the Social Welfare department, would do their best to look into the activities of PwDs. Toy also hoped to see participation of PwDs in the decision making bodies in the future. State commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) Diethono Nakhro said people with disabilities were yet to be a natural part of the development agenda of Nagaland despite many development programmes and activities happening

on a regular basis. She lamented the PwDs still had to gatecrash in order to voice for their rights and be part of the system. Speaking on the theme “promoting the participation of person with disabilities and their leadership”, Nakhro said the objective was to empower PwDs for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as anticipated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which pledges to ‘leave no one behind’. She said the focus was also to promote the rights and wellbeing of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to create awareness in political, social, economic and cultural life. She further asserted that PwDs were not asking for charity or

anyone’s good deed ticket to heaven, but asking for their rights as equal citizens. The programme was also attended by commissioner & secretary Social Welfare, Sarah R. Ritse and director, social welfare T. Atoli Sema as special invitees. The event was jointly organised by Social Welfare department, Nagaland Parents Association for the Disabled (NAPAD) and State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities. Five inclusive schools-- Tabitha Enabling Academy, G Rio School, B u m b l e b e e I n c l u s i ve School, Cherry Blossoms School and Jo Foundation Inclusive took part in the celebration, where students showcased their talents and skills. MOKOKCHUNG:

KKTWWS Pfutsero celebrates golden jubilee

Neiba Kronu and others at the golden jubilee celebration of KKTWWS.

Correspondent KOHIMA, DEC 3 (NPN): Khezha/ Kuzha Tephe Women Welfare Society (KKTWWS) celebrated its golden jubilee at Pfutsero Sports Complex on

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December 3 with minister of Planning and Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu as special guest. Kronu congratulated the KKTWWS for reach-

ing the milestone and appreciated the pioneers for envisioning a noble venture 50 years ago to empower women of the area through skill training. He challenged the members that this celebra-

tion should mark maturity and urged the women folk to move forward with promptness in executing its programmes and activities. On the other hand, the minister urged the men folk to respect and honour women as they play vital role in transforming the society. He also challenged the women to step forward to take the lead role in the society without inferiority complex citing the instances of women leadership in international platforms. Kronu also shared his vision to develop Pfutsrro area to become a model in the state by developing infrastructure and tourism industry. He reminded the gathering about the huge eco-tourism scope consid-

ering the rich bio-diversity and beautiful landscape. He also shared about the project launched recently by the Entrepreneur Associates and reminded the people to make best use of the fruit tree which will be distributed to them. On the occasion, the minister also released the golden jubilee souvenir. Earlier, Chakhesang Mothers Association president Zhonelu Tunyi congratulated the KKTWWS for achieving the milestone and acknowledged that KKTWWS was the first women organization to have made such achievement. Tunyi also appreciated the pioneers and the present team of office bearers for leading the society to this far.

In Mokokchung, the event was held at Town Hall organized by Mokokchung District Disabled Forum, Care & Support Society, Grace Society in collaboration with Mokokchung District Legal Services Authority. Society Director, Child Protection Services Nagaland, Chubaienla Jamir graced the event as special guest. She highlighted various programmes and schemes of the government for the disabled persons. She fur ther urged the gathering especially the disabled persons to avail such schemes and enjoy the benefits. Short speeches were delivered by Deputy Commissioner Mokokchung, Limawapang Jamir representatives of Ao Senden, Rev. Dr. Mar Atsungchanger executive secretary ABAM and representatives of Mokokchung District Disabled Forum. A special prayer for the PwDs was offered by S. Daniel Ao, pastor NCRC. Kohima: Commemorating IDPD 2019, Beautiful Minds Centre for Child Development (BMCCD) in collaboration with Clarity Speech & Hearing Clinic and Optical Illusions Eye Clinic conducted a free speech, hearing and vision check-up. A

press release by the centre stated that CHILDLINE Kohima created awareness about CHILDLINE 1098 and its services to the patients. The release stated that eye & vision assessment was done by Wewe-u Khalo, Optometrist and the speech & hearing assessment was done by Henwasin Sweety Lorin, audiologist & speech language pathologist. SLA: International Day of Persons with Disabilities was also observed by Silver Lines Academy at the school premises. WOKHA: To commemorate the day, Wokha District Administration, Wokha District Legal Services Authority, department of Social Welfare and District Level Centre for Women-Mahila Shakti Kendra organized a micro empowerment camp for the person with disabilities at Town hall, Wokha. Deputy Commissioner, Wokha, Orenthung Lotha in his inaugural address highlighted the facilities, services and rights available for the person with disabilities where he

urged them to avail the opportunities. During the programme disability certificates were also issued, and registration of UDID was done on the day and legal aid/assistance was also done. Niuland: Federation of Niuland Block Disabled People Organisation and supported by Seitheke Basa Bapatist Church, youth department and Prodigals’ Home Dimapur organised the day at ADC Conference Hall, Niuland. Asst. Director of Prodigals’ Home, Maong Jamir was the key speaker where he spoke about the scenario of Persons with Disability/ies (PwDs) in Niuland and also the prevailing general scenario of issues confronting PwDs in Nagaland. Director, K. Ela briefly shared her concerned for PwDs. DLSA: On the occasion, District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) organized various programmes in Wokha, Mon, Dimapur, Phek, Longleng, Mokokchung, Peren, Kohima and Tuensang.

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Chairperson KKTWWS, Wepretsho-u Kupa delivered welcome address and the programme was led by Viekope-u Kenye. To mark the celebration mother’s beauty contest was conducted where participants were drawn from the KKTWWS village-wise who have completed 50 years of age. Kosono Chiezou from Khezhakeno villages was adjudged as the winner. Neiwelhi-u Dianu from Pfutseromi Village and Wete-u Wetsah finished as first and second runners up. Thousands of women from eight villages and sub-societies from Kohima,Dimapur and Phek attended the programme.

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The programme in progress in Kohima on December 3.

DIMAPUR: Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), a maternity benefit programme in accordance with the provision of the National Food Security Act, 2013, was launched in Longleng and Kohima. According to DIPR report, launching the programme at CDPO office, Longleng on December 2, district coordinator MMVY, Longleng, A. Apfen Phom, spoke on the importance of the scheme and sensitized the pregnant and lactating mothers and children. She also encouraged them to avail the opportunity provided by the government and get registered to become beneficiary under the scheme. Speaking on the objectives of the scheme she stressed on targeted beneficiaries, benefit under PMMVY and mode of registration under the scheme. The programme was organised by the department of Social Welfare and was launched under the theme “Towards Building a Healthy Nation”. Kohima: A programme under Matru Vandana Saptah 2019, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) was organised with village leadK Y M C

ers and mothers on December 3 at Village Community Hall, Sakhabama. A press release by office of Child Development Project Officer (CDPO), Kohima stated that resource person of the programme, CDPO Kohima (tribal), C. James Ezung highlighted various departmental activities and the different schemes and programmes implemented by the department. Encouraging the community to participate in all the activities, he stressed the need to come forward and have ownership so as to avail maximum opportunity and privileges from all the schemes and programme offered by the department. Sr. Supervisor from CDPO office, Kohima (T) Reyivolu, while highlighting the PMMVY scheme said it was implemented in all the districts of the country. She said a cash incentive of Rs.5000 was deposited directly into the account of pregnant and lactating mother for the first living child of the family, subject to their fulfilling specific conditions relating to maternal and child health. Reyivolu encouraged the AWWs & AWHs to ensure that all women who fulfil the required conditions be enrolled. K Y M C


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IMPHAL, Dec 3: Four Manipur units of national level political parties on Tuesday strongly protested for being excluded from the delegation of political parties invited by Union home minister for a meeting to discuss on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB). Communist Party of India (Marxist) Manipur state Council, Manipur Pradesh Trinamool Congress, Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and Democratic Bharatiya Samaj Party (DBSP) were not part of the delegation of political parties. The four parties denounced being left behind. A delegation of eight political parties of the state led by chief minister N Biren Singh and another nine-member delegation of Manipur People Against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (MANPAC) left Imphal for New Delhi on Tuesday. The two delegations will meet at the national capital where they will hold a discussion on CAB with

the Union home minister scheduled for 10.30 pm on Tuesday. Talking to reporters, president of Democratic Bharatiya Samaj Par ty (DBSP) state unit, Chabungbam Premchandra alleged that the chief minister had invited only the political parties which he can use as “puppets”. At the same time, he said that the four political parties were hopeful that delegation of political parties will bring a fruitful solution to safeguard the population of the indigenous population of Manipur. They further claimed that the presidents of their respective parties had already given assurance to oppose the CAB when it was taken up by the Parliament. It may be mentioned that that chief minister N Biren Singh clarified that political parties part of the delegation were invited by Union home minister and the state government had nothing to do with the list of political parties in the delegation. Meanwhile, ahead

of the scheduled meeting with Union home minister Amit Shah at New Delhi, Communist Party of India Manipur State Council reiterated party’s stand against the CAB. The party termed CAB anti-secular and anti-constitutional in a memorandum submitted to the Union home minister ahead of the scheduled meeting today. In a memorandum, the CPI stated any sort of special provision that may be incorporated in the said bill for the state of Manipur will have no effect in protecting and safeguarding the indigenous people of the state. The indigenous people of the state have already been threatened and the proposed bill may pose a great challenge to the very existence of indigenous people, the CPI stated in the memorandum. Giving reasons for the party’s stand against the bill, the CPI stated that the territorial boundary of the state is porous and many foreigners have already been infiltrated into the state.

Mega drug lab busted in Manipur, heroin worth over Rs 165 cr seized Correspondent

IMPHAL, Dec 3: In yet another major breakthrough in the ‘war on drug’ in Manipur, an illegal heroin manufacturing unit was busted in Manipur’s Thoubal district on Monday. Two siblings allegedly running the illegal factory along with 41.293 kg of Brown Sugar estimated worth over Rs 165.172 crore in the international market was seized, police said on Tuesday. The illegal factory was busted by a combined force of Manipur police and 26 Assam Rifles at Sada Khumbi village under Nongpok Sekmai police station in Thoubal district around 2 pm on Monday,the police said. The two arrested persons were; Wungreingam Awungshi (45) and his younger brother Ningkhangam Awungshi (39), both sons of Shangchuti Awungshi of Sada Khumbu village. Apart from the huge quantity of contraband drug, the combined force also recovered some items allegedly used in the manufacture of Heroin and Rs 2.8 lakhs cash suspected to be proceeds of sale of Heroin, police said. Parading the two arrested siblings along with the seized at Thoubal district police headquarters, SP Dr S Ibomcha Singh said that the operation was launched based on specific information of operation of an illegal heroin (brown sugar) manufacturing laboratory

at the residence of Ningkhangam at Sada Khumbi village. He said that the combined force of Thoubal police and troops of 26 Assam Rifles launched the operation which was directly monitored by inspector general of police (Zone-1) Clay Khongsaid and deputy inspector general of police (Range-II) K Kabib, the SP informed. Based on credible report, the combined force immediately rushed to the residence of Ningkhangam Awungshi where a search was launched. The combined force first detected two large sacks containing suspected contraband Heroin (Brown Sugar) and items which are used in manufacturing contraband drug items. They found the two sacks; one sack containing 14.316 kgs of suspected brown sugar and the other 26.305 kgs of suspected brown sugar, the SP said. Fo u r r u b b e r h a n d gloves, one white cloth, 127 tobacco cans, two wooden pressing board machines and three plastic sheets were also recovered, he said. Upon further search of house of Wungreingam Awungshi and based on disclosure made by his brother, the combined teams further found two polythene bags containing suspected contraband Heroin (Brown Sugar) 502 gram and 170 grams respectively and other items including Rs 2.8 lakhs in cash. Forensic experts of state police also joined in

SUMMON FOR SETTLEMENT OF ISSUE (ORDER-V, RULE-1,5,20) IN THE COURT OF SMTI. JULIAN SITLHOU THE CIVIL JUDGE JUNIOR DIVISION KOHIMA : NAGALAND EXECUTION CASE No.3 (K) of 2019 Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) -Vrs1. Smti. Bendangsenal Ex Nursing Tutor, Ao Yimum, House No. 173 Post Box No.264 Dimapur : Nagaland 2. Shri. Temsu Longkumer Brook Dale Cottage, House No.100-A Arkong Ward Mokokchung Mokokchung, Nagaland.

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.....Judgment Debtors. NOTICE Please take notice that the above referred execution case has been filed by the Decree Holders (Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), for non compliance of the Order dated 24.01.2017 passed in Money Suit No.02./2014, wherein you have been impleaded as Judgment Debtor No. 1 & 2. You are hereby summoned to appear before the Court on 19.12.2019 at 10:30 AM in person or by a pleader duly instructed to answer all material questions relating to the case without fail. Take notice that in default of your appearance on the date mentioned the case will be heard and determined in your absence. Signed and sealed under the Order of this Court on this the ..... th day of November 2019. Civil Judge Junior Division Kohima : Nagaland DC-1735

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the further operation. Other items recovered from the house include one lime bag, one wooden pressing board, one water brite, one plastic jerry can of 20 litres capacity containing 10 litres of morphinated liquid and one bottle of ammonium chloride weighing 50 gm. The SP said that the total quantity of Brown Sugar seized during the raid was 41.293 kgs of Herion Brown Sugar and 10 litres of morphinated liquid. The SP revealed that as per opinion of forensic experts, the seized Brown Sugar was of grade-II quality and as such the value of the seized contraband drug were put at Rs 165.172 crore, He added that as the market value of morphinated liquid was not available with the police, they could be not calculated the value of seized liquid. The police have initiated an investigation after lodging a case at Nongpok Sekmai police station, the SP informed. Tuesday’s operation busting brown sugar factory was not the first time in the state. Since the state government declared war on drugs, many illegal brown sugar (heroin) manufacturing units had been busted.

CAB: BJP-RSS members PwDs demand 4 % job reservation in M’laya banned in Cotton University Correspondent

Guwahati, Dec 3 (PTI): Amidst a clamour for withdrawal of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the students’ union and alumni association of Cotton University have decided to ban the entry of members of the ruling BJP, RSS and other organisations supporting the bill into the varsity. Cotton University Students Union general secretary Rahul Bordoloi in a joint press meet on Monday urged all the MLAs and MPs in Assam and other northeastern states to take a stand against the contentious bill. Along with the BJPRSS, the students’ union and alumni association also banned entry of all organisations and leaders, who are supporting the CAB, into the institution, he said. Bordoloi said the students’ union opposes the CAB and it will organise a protest against it on December 5. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill seeks to amend a 1955 law to grant citizenship to persecuted Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Bangladesh, Afghani-

SHILLONG, DEC 3: The Federation of Persons with Disabilities (FPD) in Meghalaya took to the streets demanding the implementation of 4 per cent job reservation for persons with disabilities. The Federation has also threatened to seek legal recourse against the Meghalaya government if it fails to implement fully the job reservation in accordance with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, at the earliest. “We were forced to agitate in the streets after the Conrad Sangma-led government has turned a blind eye to our genuine demand for the past one year,” FPD leader, Starwin Kharjana said. He also flayed the Social Welfare minister Kyrmen Shylla for not keeping to his promises to fulfil their demands. More than 100 Persons with Disabilities staged a sit-in demonstration near the State’s Additional Secretariat holding placards demanding immediate implementation of their rights. Apart from the 4 per cent job reservation, Khar-

NAGALAND ADVENTURE CLUB ACKNOWLEDGEMENT President and members of Nagaland Adventure Club (NAC) would like to convey our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to individuals and organizations, for their valuable support and contributions during THE 8TH HORSEPOWER CHALLENGE AND 1ST NORTH EAST CHAMPIONSHIP (FINAL ROUND) IN MEMORY OF LATE K.K PAUL RUTSA held at Phriebagei (Medical College) P Khel Kohima Village from 21st to 23rd November 2019. NAC conveys its gratitude to: 1. Mrs. Elizabeth Ngullie :- Joint Secretary, mission director Swachh Bharat Mission. 2. Mrs. Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa, ADC Kohima 3. Office of Deputy Commissioner, Kohima 4. P. Khel Council, Kohima Village. Special thanks to the family members of Late K.K Paul Rutsa for sponsoring trophies and cash prize for various categories. 1. Mr. Zaputuo Khezhie :- Cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- and trophy for overall champion in 4 wheeler category. 2. Mr. Thezakhrielie Levi Rutsa :- Cash prize of Rs.10,000/- and trophy for best upcoming rider. 3. Mrs. Margaret Ezung Rutsa :- Sponsoring trophies for the 1st North East Championship. 4. Sisters of Late K.K Paul Rutsa :- Rs. 30,000/- towards club fund. 5. Mr. Menuobeilie Clement Rutsa :- Rs 10,000 for champion in SUV category of North East Championship. 6. Mr. Kethoneizo James Rutsa :- Rs 7000/- for 1st Runners Up in SUV category of North East Championship. 7. Mr. Kevilhoutuo Kevin Rutsa :- Rs 5000/- for 2nd Runners Up in SUV category of North East Championship. 8. Mr. Alex Rutsa :- Rs 10000/- for championship in Car category of North East Championship. 9. Mr. Kekhriesilie Mechülho :- Rs 7000/- for 1st Runners in Car category of North East Championship. 10. Mr. Vizokhotuo Vincent Rutsa :- Rs 5000 for 2nd Runners Up in Car category of North East Championship. Our special thanks to the following individuals for helping the club with their machineries: 1. Mr. Neikhru Dzuvichü 2. Mr Dietho Sachü 3. Mr. Kevihetuo Solo 4. Mr. Sobunhie Rame 5. Mr. Rock Sote 6. Mr. Avi Chielie 7. Mr. Avituo Sekhose Special thanks also to the T.Shirt and Caps sponsors for the event: 1. K.K Motors (Mahindra and Mahindra) 2. M/S Z. Rülho 3. Mr. Kuchi Zeliang NAC acknowledges the contribution of: 1. Chief Medical Officer, Kohima 2. Dr. Medotsi-o Michael Whuorie and team M.O Primary Health Centre P. Khel, Kohima Village 3. L. Ben Longkumer 4. Mr. Samborlang Wahlang 5. Mr. Mezhuvolie Solo 6. Oking Hospital, Kohima 7. Traffic Police Kohima 8. Police Personnel, Kohima 9. IPR Kohima 10. Media Fraternity 11. N.M Cables 12. Spearheads 13. 4 X 4 Nagaland 14. AMAM 15. Aces High 16. Kiran Sports and Stationaries Dimapur 17. Metro Sports Fitness Equipment Dimapur 18. Country Craft Dimapur Our special thanks also to all the participants and supporters of NAC. As it will be impossible to thank all those concerned individually, please accept this press acknowledgement as a token of our heartfelt appreciation. K-3309

IN THE COURT OF PRINCIPAL DISTRICT AND SESSIONS JUDGE KOHIMA : NAGALAND NOTICE

NOTICE INVITING OTHER CLAIMANTS TO REPRESENTATION TO COME FORWARD (UNDER PART -1 OF SECTION 375 OF INDIAN SUCCESSION ACT 1925) Succession Case No. 16 of 2019 Whereas application under Succession Act 1925 for grant of Succession Certificate for the estate of Lt. Y Sansumong Tikhir has filled by Smti. Reshe Y, W/o Lt. Y. Sansumong Tikhir, R/o Ziekezou Colony, Kma. Permanent R/o. Sukiur ‘A’ Village Tuensang, Shamator, Nagaland to draw /Operate Pension benefits, bank A/C No. 20044603408 (SBI Main Brance) and SBI Life Policy Insurance no. 1C45565902 who expired on 18/11/2019. Notice is hereby given that any person having interest in the administration of the estate of this said deceased may if she/he so desire appear in this court on or before the said day of 06/01/2020. Given under the head and seal of the court on this 2nd day of December 2019. Principal District & Sessions Judge K-3308 Kohima Nagaland

IN THE COURT OF DEPUTY COMMISSIONER DIMAPUR DISTRICT DIMAPUR : NAGALAND NOTICE Dt. Dimapur the 13th Nov' 19 NO.M-378/19/5676 Notice is hereby given that Smti Kikim Doungel -VrsSmti Chochong Misao resident of Phaipijang Village 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 there be any, should submit to this court on or before 1 (one) month from the date of publication in local newspaper. SCHEDULE OF LAND AND BOUNDARY Name of Patta Holder : Smti. Kikim Doungel, Village/Block No : Darogapathar Patta No : 230, Dag No : 357, Area 01B-02K-07Ls. North : Thatsei Khongsai/Lalam Doungel/Nungsang Jamir South : Lengkhothang/Saum, East : Ishael Kholhou West : Paotinmang Limsong/ Mangtinglem Saum DP-8864

stan and Pakistan if they have lived in India for six years. It had been passed in the previous Lok Sabha in January but was not tabled in the Rajya Sabha. The bill had lapsed after the term of the Lok Sabha ended in May. On Sunday, Dibrugarh University Post Graduate Students’ Union had announced that it would not allow any member of the ruling BJP, including Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, into the varsity in protest against the controversial bill. Students of Cotton University also staged a protest march in the state capital on Sunday demanding withdrawal of the bill from Parliament. Hundreds of students of the Dibrugarh University took out a protest march in the campus against the bill, saying that it will harm the Assamese community in future. Rahul Chetr y, the general secretary of the students’ union, said that they have pledged not to allow entry of the chief minister into the varsity for his silence over the issue, and all other ministers.

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SHOIPU GHAMI KUQHAKULU DIMAPUR PITHITSA Atsala 07/12/2019 lo ampe shekha kuposhukulu kupughu eno alakhu ampemi kikilido anani tighenguno aghami kichi - iti kumtsuno vezumono ighi tsu penike pithi lu ani A-a Aqua Mellow Park - Naga United Village Dimapur Ighikutsu veni (Arrival) Ado : 07: 30 Inaqhe ATOSHE YEPTHO President (S.G.K.D)

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(Rectification of Names) Regd. No.10,239/19 Dt. 03-12-19 I, K. SORISO, S/o, Shri L KIUTHSANG of Sotokur village district Tuensang and presently residing at Chumukedima Ward 4 Block III Chumukedima district Dimapur, Nagaland do hereby solemnly affirm and declare on oath as follows: 1. That I am a bonafide citizen of India. 2. That my correct name, my parents correct name and correct name of my village is K.SORISO S/o, Shri L KIUTHSANG and Smti. PONGCHILA of Sotokur village however, in my Birth Certificate my name has been recorded as K SORISO YIMCHUNGER S/o, L KIUTHSANG YIMCHUNGER and the name of my village has been recorded as SOTOKU (clerical errors) and in my Academic Admit Cards my father's name has been recorded as L KIUTSANG and my mother's name has been recorded as TOPONGCHINGLA respectively. 3. That the initial letter ‘K’ in my name stands KIUTHSANG hence, the stated name K SORISO, KIUTHSANG SORISO and K SORISO YIMCHUNGER represents the same person ie myself. 4. That the initial letter ‘L' in my father's name stands LONGKHANGBA hence, the stated name L KIUTHSANG, LONGKHANGBA KIUTHSANG, L KIUTHSANG YIMCHUNGER and L KIUTSANG represents the same person ie my father. 5. That the name PONGCHILA and TOPONGCHINGLA represents my mother. 6. That henceforth I herewith rectified the same and declares that my correct name, my parents correct name and correct name of my village will be K. SORISO S/o, Shri L KIUTHSANG and Smti. PONGCHILA of SOTOKUR village for all official references. 7. That the above statements made are true to the best of my knowledge and no material facts has been concealed herein and I signed this affidavit before the competent authority on 3rd Dec. 2019. DEPONENT K-3307

jana said the federation also demanded to appoint one member in the Meghalaya Public Service Commission and in all the 11 District Selection Committees to look after the job appointment for Persons

with Disabilities. The 4 per cent job reservation policy for persons with disabilities includes 1 per cent each for blind or low vision, deaf, and loco-motor disability and autism.

Dear Lali, May this special day of yours bring you endless joy and good health. I wish you a fruitful and wonderful year ahead. Happy birthday ! From, Sans. Happy birthday Nipulo (Pupu) Achumi, We thank God for all the blessings and the gift of life He has given you. May God fulfill all your dreams. Love and prayers, Apu, Aza, Lolo and Tsashi Dear Ketho, Be happy ! Today is the day you were brought into to this world to be a blessing and inspiration to the people around you. may you be gifted with life’s biggest joy and never ending blis you deserve the best. Happy birthday my dear Son. Your loving Mom

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The Village Education Committee, Chozuba with immense pride and joy extends our heartiest congratulations to Smti. KÜDUTOLÜ SHIJO, daughter of Shri Rűdalhű Shijo & Smti. Vecizolű Rhakho of Chozuba Village for clearing the NPSC Combined Education Service Examination as Lecturer in Mathematics under Technical Education. It is our prayer that may our Almighty God continuously bless, guide her in all her future endeavors. (SHOSELÜ KHUSO) (VETA KEYHO) Secretary, VEC Chozuba Chairman, VEC Chozuba

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Maoists restricted to few areas in Jharkhand: Modi

Ranchi, Dec 3 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the Maoists have been restricted to a few areas in Jharkhand by the BJP government in the state in the last five years. “Maoists’ backbone has been hit by the BJP in last five years. Maoists have been restricted to limited areas,” said Modi while addressing a rally at Khuti district of Jharkhand which is considered as a Maoist den. He said “The first phase poll has indicated three things. First, faith in democracy have been strengthened. Second, Maoists have been restricted in limited areas and an environment of development has been created in the state and third is that people have reposed faith in BJP.” “Congress and JMM have formed an alliance to exploit the natural resources

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of the state. Their agenda is to again plunder the natural resources of the state. They are trying to create confusion and fear among people. Beware of them,” said Modi. He said “I hope you will expose the lie of Congress and JMM and chose the ‘double engine’ BJP government”. Modi targeted the Congress and its allies for not revoking Article 370 and keeping the Ram temple

dispute pending. “What we had promised is now reflecting on the ground”. “When Lord Ram left home he was ‘Rajkumar’ (prince) and when he returned after 14 years he became ‘Maryada Purushottam’. It was tribal people who helped Ram,” said Modi. He said “It was Atal Bihar Vajpayee government which created separate Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh states for tribal people. It was Vajpayee government which created separate tribal affairs ministry. BJP has done lots of work in tribal areas which was neglected by the Congress and JMM and left them to fend for themselves”. “The teenage (19) is important in life of a person. Jharkhand is also 19-yearsold. Lets come develop it together for better future,” said Modi.

Odisha CM launches ‘Madhu’ app for students Bhubaneswar, Dec 3 (IANS): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched ‘Madhu’ app, an e-learning mobile phone application for school students to understand their subjects in a better and efficient way. The app named after ‘Utkal Gourab’ Madhusudan Das is developed by Ganjam district administration for school students. It is aimed at helping school students in learning their lessons taught in school classrooms through videos and practicing them. Through the app, the students will have access to video explanation of the topics they are taught in their classroom, said an official. The courses have been prepared to make the videos interesting using quality teaching learning material. It also features interactive question answering sessions.

Midday meal shocker: rat cooked in ‘dal’ in UP

Muzaffarnagar, Dec 3 (IANS): At least 10 children were hospitalized on Tuesday after they were fed ‘dal’ which had a dead rat in it during the midday meal in a government school. The meal, meant for students between Class 6 and 8, had been prepared by an NGO called Jan Kalyan Sanstha Committee which is based in Hapur. A teacher who consumed the food along with the children has also been hospitalized. All the students and the teacher were later discharged from the hospital. According to reports, the dead rat was found at the bottom of the vessel in which the ‘urad dal’ had been cooked. “By that time, many of the students had already eaten the food and had started vomiting,” said a student. Talking to reporters after the incident Ram Sagar Tripathi, a local education official, called the shocking incident an example of “carelessness”. He said, “The Jan Kalyan Sanstha Vikas Committee prepares the food for the mid-day meal scheme. Today, there was a dead rat in the dal. We stopped

‘India watching China’s presence in Indian Ocean’

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS): India is keenly watching China’s increasing presence in the Indian Ocean region, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh said on Tuesday, assuring that India is capable of thwarting any threat. Addressing a press conference here ahead of the Navy Day celebrations on December 4, Singh said: “China has increased presence in the Indian Ocean since 2008. We are keenly watching them.” “There are Chinese oceanographic research vessels in the exclusive economic zone. On an average seven to eight vessels are present near this zone. They are here sometimes to carry out mining, sometime as anti-piracy squad,” said Singh, adding that the Indian Navy carries out whatever prompt action is needed. Admiral Karambir Singh also stressed that the India Navy is fully aware about Pakistan’s intention in the Indian Ocean region. “We also know about the intelligence input about that terror groups planning to enter India through sea routes. We have put an adequate defence mechanism to thwart any threats,” Singh said.

A student picking up a dead rat from the dal curry.

serving it as soon as it was detected. Nine children had already consumed the dal and were taken to hospital.” The official said action would be initiated against

the NGO concerned. In recent weeks the UP government has made headlines, for all the wrong reasons, with its mid-day meal scheme. Last week, a video

from the Sonebhadra district showed a cook at a mid-day meal kitchen mixing one litre of milk with a bucket of water for 81 children in the school. In September, students of a government school in Mirzapur district were seen in a video being served roti with salt during the midday meal. The website of the Uttar Pradesh MidDay Meal Authority, the overseeing body for these meals in the state, describes an elaborate menu that is supposed to be served to the children at the staterun primary schools. It includes pulses, rice, rotis and vegetables. Fruits and milk are included on certain days, according to the meal chart. These meals are supposed to provide a minimum of 450 calories to each child every day and must include at least 12 g rams of protein and should be served to every child at least 200 days a year. According to the state government, it has provided mid-day meals in more than 1.5 lakh primary and middle schools across the state and more than one crore children are supposed to benefit from the scheme.

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94th Govt. I.T.I TRADE TEST RESULT Dated Kohima, the 30th Nov’2019. NO.DET-7/20/2001 (Vol-VI):/619:: The result of the 94th Trade Test under SCVT held in the month of July, 2019, at Government Industrial Training Institutes, Kohima, Dimapur, Mokokchung, Mon, Phek, Tuensang, Wokha & Zunheboto is hereby declared and the Roll Numbers of successful Candidates are given below: Govt. ITI Pattern SCVT Roll Numbers 1. Kohima Annual (1 year) SCVT Km- 01,02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 86, 88, 89, 90, 93, 95, 96, 97, 106, 107, 112, 114, 115, 121, 123, 124, 126, 127, 130, 132, 133, 134, 135, 137, 139. Conventional SCVT Km- 98, 99, 101, 104, 105, 05P, 08P. Conventional Repeater SCVT Km- 98R1, 100R2, 125R1, 128R2 2. Dimapur Annual (1year) SCVT Dm- 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55. Conventional Repeater SCVT Dm- 02R1 3. Mokokchung Annual (1 year) SCVT Mk- 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. Annual (1st year) SCVT Mk- 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 87, 88. Conventional SCVT Mk- 01P, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101. 4. Mon Annual (1 year) SCVT Mn- 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76. Annual (1st year) SCVT Mn- 90, 91, 92. Conventional SCVT Mn- 78, 79, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89 Conventional Repeater SCVT Mn- 24R1, 56R1, 63R1, 65R1 5. Phek Annual (1 year) SCVT Pk- 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. 6. Tuensang Annual (1 year) SCVT Ts- 01, 09, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 53, 54, 55. Annual (1st year) SCVT Ts- 43, 45, 46. Conventional SCVT Ts- 58 7. Wokha Annual (1 year) SCVT Wk- 01, 02, 03, 05, 07, 08, 09, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, Conventional SCVT Wk- 33, 34. Conventional Repeater SCVT Wk- 12R1, 14R1, 30R1, 31R1. 8. Zunheboto Annual (1 year) SCVT Zn- 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36. Note: 1. Marksheet, etc, for passed candidates will be issued from respective Govt. Industrial Training Institutes, w.e.f 10th Dec , 2019 2. Last date for filling up of forms for failed candidates in SCVT Trades is 15th January, 2020. 3. For detail information candidates may contact their respective Govt. ITIs. (C.LOTAM CHANG) Director DC-XXX Issued by DIPR

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Tale of shortages

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nions are known to cause tears but for consumers throughout India, they are shedding tears because of onion prices which have shot up to Rs 90-100 in most Indian states. In some cities, onion prices are peaking at Rs 120-130 per kilo such as in Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Odisha, and Pune. The average price of onions increased because the supply of early kharif onion crops was hit badly by unseasonal rain, an APMC official said. Despite various measures having been put in place by the state and Central governments prices have been on fire and imports are now being made to cool down the retail level spike. According to reports, shortfall in supply and also the mishandling of the buffer stock by the government’s APMC has led to sky rocketing of onion prices. The other is said to be excessive rain in key onion producing states across country such as Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar which has caused shortfall in supply. Another reason for price hike is believed to be the delay in the arrival of monsoon, which in turn delayed sowing. This resulted in a cascading effect on arrival in the mandis. The situation has led to illegal hoarding by unscrupulous traders. The illegal hoarding of onion ahead of the festive season is also one of the major reasons. Many traders in Delhi resorted to large-scale, pre-festival hoarding, a fact that the Delhi government acknowledged at a review meeting. As per statistics, onion Production has gone down by 50% in the year 2019. If the government data on onion production from the past 5 years are analysed, it can be seen that the onion production in 2019 nearly halved in comparison to 2018. In the past five years, the total onion production in all of India in September, on average, was 6 to 6.5 lakh metric tonnes which were sold at an average price of Rs. 10-20 per kg for the customer. The government’s decision to ban onion exports and impose stock limits may have arrested the steep rise in prices of the essential vegetable, but experts feel it’s more of a knee-jerk response that hurts farmers rather than resolving the country’s onion mess. The central government as well as various state governments do not appear to have learnt a lesson from the recent acute shortage of tomatoes during July-August. Wholesale tomato prices had touched Rs 70 per kilo in end-July, on the back of a severe supply shortage in vegetable mandis. In certain markets, tomatoes competed with pears and apples, selling at retail prices in excess of Rs 140 per kilo. The rise in tomato prices bares the hardships and uncertainties faced by vegetable farmers for several years. Pestilence, lower prices, weak supply chains, depleting yield, poor quality seeds and seedlings, climate change have all spurred them to switch crops for good, from decades of cultivating tomatoes to sugarcane, maize, soya, cauliflower, even grapes. Market experts say the central government has failed to develop infrastructure to help farmers producing perishable vegetables. Agriculture directly and indirectly occupies 70 percent of India’s workforce but comprises only 14 percent of the GDP. Despite this topsy-turvy fiscality, the country’s policymakers have long disdained agriculture as development’s poorer cousin. This is the spark that has ignited shortages.

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.

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“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ~ Nelson Mandela

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Post-mortem

Can Art 371(A) survive under Pan Naga Hoho(PNH)?

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t is reliably learnt that the NSCN(IM) has proposed the establishment of Pan Naga Hoho (PNH) as a major agenda in its negotiation with the GoI. So far as I know the purpose of the PNH is of a cultural organisation of all the Nagas irrespective of the States they do inhabit. How PNH can be constituted? In my speculation, PNH will be composed of the tribal representatives of all the Naga tribes. It will be the proportionate tribal represented body irrespective of the size of the population of each tribe. Eventually it will be the proportionately disproportionate Hoho for the fact that when a tribe has just 15000 population it will have equal voting right with that of a tribe having 2/3 lakh population. Therefore, it will be the replica of the Naga ‘Haha’ if not worst. The legal powers of PNH: According to Hebron: 21 September, 2019...Part 11 by Mr. Khekiye K. Sema, IAS (Rtd) published on 5.10.2019, the PNH will be a supra ‘Statuary’ Hoho as per the Competency Clause of NSCN(IM). The meaning of ‘Statuary’ (noun) according to my Franklin Dictionary is the art of making statues. In other words, PNH will be a super body to make laws and rules as I understand the implication if at all the PNH is made to be a component of the agreement. When the PNH is empowered to make new laws, it will have equal power to amend the existing laws. Secondly, the PNH is to have ‘advisory authority over Education and Development matters’ as disclosed. If at all, in the agreement the PNH is equipped with what are desired, what subject that relates to the welfare of the State of Nagaland will not be placed under

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the supra PNH? Nothing else as for Nagaland will be left outside the purview of the PNH when the PNH will have advisory role on education and Developments. Literally speaking, the State Govt. of Nagaland will then become the secondary authority to PNH for the justification that the GoI has approved the formation of PNH by which it will claim that it has the legal sanction from Parliament of India. Funding: The PNH is going to be funded by GoI when approved. In the context of the Nagas, money is power. The PNH will therefore eventually emerge to be the power house and the centre of attraction of all hue. The Nagas of Nagaland in particular will flock to be the sycophant of PNH at the cost of legal protective and indigenous rights. The InterState Legal Structure: The PNH will become the Inter-State Legal Authority which will exercise its extraordinary role of administering the affairs of all the Naga inhabited areas in not less than 4 States. Yet, without land integration of the Naga inhabited areas, it is doubtful about the cooperation of those States neighbouring Nagaland to the proposed PNH. It becomes obvious for the fact that a State cannot have two parallel authorities to run its affairs, and therefore it is very unlikely that other States neighbouring Nagaland will welcome the PNH. When so, the PMH will confine to the State of Nagaland. Ultimately, the affairs of the State of Nagaland will be handled by all the Nagas from Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam along with the indigenous Nagas of Nagaland without land integration. The legal implication of the Inter-State Legal Structure:

Firstly, let me once again quote the Art 371(A) of the Constitution of India. (1) Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution,-(a) no act of Parliament in respect of – (i) religious or social practices of the Nagas, (ii) Naga customary law and procedure, (iii) administration of civil and criminal justice involving decisions according to Naga customary law, (iv) ownership and transfer of land and its resources, shall apply to the State of Nagaland unless the Legislative Assembly of Nagaland by a resolution so decides; ....Thus, we all know that Art 371(A) is the special provision exclusively provided for the State of Nagaland since it gave birth to Nagaland Statehood. The article is so sacred and its sanctity is legally insulated as regards to the aforementioned clauses from undue interferences from the highest authority as Parliament without the consent of NLA. Although I am a layman, what I understand the PNH will have adverse impacts on the vital protective Art 371(A) are: a) The Inter-State body of PNH will be given powers to directly intervene and interfere in all those aspects of life of the Nagas of Nagaland as enshrined in those clauses to which the Indian Parliament cannot have direct access. The few local lawyers with whom I interacted have the opinion that under such Inter-State Structure, the Art 371(A) will become redundant. b) That the Art 371(A) will get diluted under the weight of direct interferences of PNH. c) That the interference of non-stakeholders in the exclusive constitutional provisions of the Art 371(A) will be the basis for the rest of the outside authorities to degrade and undermine the provision. d) That when the Art 370, the umbilical

cord for Jammu & Kashmir, was severed from the Constitution of India, to reduce the Statehood of J&K to third status as the two Union Territories became handy for Indian Parliaments. When the Art 371(A) is diluted by PNH, the sacredness and its sanctity of the provision will evaporate, the legal provision will become namesake and ultimately the Statehood of Nagaland may face the fate of J&K. When we are in winter, will summer be far away? The questions: Firstly, any legal provision enshrined in the Constitution of India cannot be undermined and infringed by any authority under any circumstances. In the wisdom of Indian Parliament, if any such constitutional provision is found irrelevant or obsolete it can be amended under Art 368 by two third majority in both Houses voting for the same. Without such amendment to the Art 371(A), and having already assured that this Art will not be affected in any manner by GoI, how the Union Govt. adopts such measure by which the very Art 371(A) will be both directly and indirectly infringed? Secondly, when the Naga integration is kept nonnegotiable in the ongoing negotiations, how relevant and constitutional for GoI to permit the formation of PNH which will function as InterState authority? Thirdly, will I be too apprehensive that the GoI finds it convenient to bring the Uniform Civil Code into effect in the camouflage of fulfilling the aspiration of the Nagas? Fourthly, the Honourable Governor of Nagaland is optimistic and has challenged the 2 million citizens of Nagaland to rebuild the ‘new Nagaland free from fear of gun and corruption,.....’ Will the ‘new

Nagaland’ remain under the Art 371(A) or will it be transformed into ordinary State of Nagaland bereft of Art 371(A) under PNH? Fifthly, is there no better option to build ‘new Nagaland’ without demolishing the Art 371(A)? Sixthly, what is the standpoint of JLF on the issue of PNH? The assertions: The Art 371(A) was not ordinary article but was born out of political agreement between the Nagas and the GoI in 1960. This Art was never created for any kind of mortgage and it cannot be allowed so. More so, when the two groups of the Naga negotiators are not in a position to achieve Naga sovereignty and integration, and for which none can blame the negotiators for we are all equally responsible. Whereas, though Naga sovereignty and integration are the first best, the Art 371(A) is the second best. I would therefore question the kind of patriotism and nationalism of NSCN(IM) as to why the Art 371(A) be considered the eyesore? When you failed to fetch the first best, do not hate the second best. The Nagas as a whole definitely need a proper common platform sooner or later. However, such platform has to be properly organised transparently and not in the manner the existing Naga ‘Haha’ was constituted. Nevertheless, the Pan Naga Hoho cannot be formed at the cost of the Art 371(A) and the Statehood of Nagaland. I wish my perception of the proposed PNH be proved wrong. When my apprehensions are proved incorrect, the constitutional status of Nagaland will remain and that is what I stand for. Z. Lohe

the idea of a solution

olution to the vexed and protracted Naga political of which would be contrary to their continuance in their impasse is still being solved. The issue is hotly debated present position of power, even as they have officially adand expression of sentiments and giving views by the mitted to sacrifice their position in the event of the solution public is on. However, on the ground, the mood is upbeat, being materialized. It is crystal clear that the government the people are restive yet anxiously awaiting for a favourable of India is not prepared to sign the final agreement with solution. But, at the top, the mood is dampened by the un- two groups knowing that doing so would be an abortive savory offer of solution which is there in the knowledge of exercise not peaceful and durable. the public. Against this dampened backdrop, the situation is Nevertheless, it appears that the national workers are muddy, confusing and complex. There are two contributing also not willing to forge the much needed unification on factors to this. 1. First the I.M. Group who are negotiating their own. In the face of this unyielding mess and if the with government of India and have entered into the frame government of India, having already expired the deadline set work agreement which is yet to disclose the contents of it and having their patience exhausted, go ahead and signed officially and wholly. The contents of this is still kept up the final agreement with either willing party, it would be a their sleeves. A partial and brief of this has been disclosed catastrophic and unfortunate conclusion, detrimental not only in the meeting held on 18.10.2019 represented by the only the left behind party but to the public as well. It is presidents of the tribal Hohos who are not authorized and necessary that to national working groups should set aside mandated by the public. In all fairness, this should have all their difference and bury the past and come together in been floated in the public realms for consideration and of- the best interest of the Naga public . Against the backdrop fer their view and approval. It is understood, though not of this sullying scenario, the only way forward left is for officially declared, that the competencies as stipulated in the public to take the initiative to bring the two groups to the Frame work agreement are not without strings and seat across the table and declare unification officially in barbs attached to it. 2. The formation of Autonomous or the best interest of the Naga political imbroglio. The ball district Council for the Nagas living in the states of Ma- is now left in the court of the public. No unification, no nipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh being exclusively solution apparently is the cry of the day. whoever refuse state subject, rests with the consent and approval of the unification may have to be considereds against solution and respective states concerned. And, as long as the integra- anti people It is always the public, the worst sufferers. We tion is not given effect to, in as much as, the government have had enough of hardships and pain. We need solution of India has already said it as non negotiable, there is no at the earliest. But, the big question is, who will bell the cat? possibility of having any direct administrative dealings No individual would have the courage and strength to do with that of Nagaland’s. As such, we wish them well and so. We have a number of public organization, namely, the wish that their demand is fulfilled at the earliest. Admittly, Naga Hoho, the Tribal Hohos, Naga Mothers Association, therefore, the competencies stipulated in the F.A. needs to FNR and NGOs who can jointly shoulder the responsibilbe dealt with and sorted out. In this regard, the kind of ity to give effect to the much needed unity. The unified approval and endorsement of the publics, on whose behalf, body of the national workers and representatives of Naga the national concern are fighting, should be taken and not civil societies should be the appropriate authority to finally simple impose on them, as faith, accompli, otherwise, they discuss all aspects of the points of demands and put up to might not agree to be a party to it. The negotiating group the Government of India for final consideration and agreemight have been mandated by the public but they are not ment. Decision taken by two third of the members should, authorized to impose their decision on the stake holders in the interest of justice and fair play, and in accordance as final and binding without taking them into confidence with the practice of parliamentary democracy, which is in and prior approval. The Voice of the people is supreme. It practice across the world, would be the final one. cought to be respected. One can illaford to ignore it. ForIt must be understood that solution offered without conmation of a pan Naga Hoho also appears not practicable stitution means no sovereignty and as much as constitution and conducive for a smooth functioning being not withen is the embodiment of the sovereignty. And no sovereignty the precints of a integration. means no constitution. So much so that we have been Secondly, the Naga National Political Group are in deprive of our rights of self determination and freedom. talks with the government of India. It is said that they have We have asked for a bread but we were given a stone. We entered into an agreement with GOI for a final solution to have asked for a fish but we were given a serpent. Nagas the Naga political stalemate, though, its contents are not have sorely missed the wood for the tree. It can be said disclosed to the public for their views and approval and are that our freedom struggle has ended in complete fiasco. waiting on the kings for signing the final agreement. The It is neihter a chicken nor a fowel. However, it is unfair to two Naga political groups are talking to the Government blame the national workers. Inspite of their relentless and of India separately having parted ways due to conflicts of unflinching quest for freedom and self determination, it interest and ideological differences. However, it is crystal is yet to materialized due to the inexorable and adamant clear that the GoI is not going to sign the final agreement stand taken by the government of India. At this juncture, with two or more groups for the simple reason that it therefore, what choice can we make? Whether it is nobler would create more problem than it solves. It is imperative to resign to our fate, as if it were our destiny and accept than that the two political groups should be united, came the solution, sans sovereignty and integration and make a together and prepare a common agenda for final solution. fresh effort to exercise had bargaining for a higher status, Realising that forgiving what we cannot forgive creates a opportunity of which is still available to us. Or, to take new way to move on. We need to change the memory of up arms and wage battle again in the suffocating milieu of our past into a hope for our future. Beware of the maxim, our past miseries. Let the crucial decision be taken by the too many cocks spoil the broth. The need for unity and United Forum of national workers and representative civil coming together have been expressed by various individuals societies. No matter whatever decision they make. No one and organizations. Even the national workers themselves can challenge hem. This decision will be final and durable. have emphasized the need for unity time and again. And Nagas have come of age. There are retired bureaucrats, civil yet there is no sign of unity and no group, party or orga- servants, well-meaning and understanding people among nization is taking any initiative to make it a reality. The them. However, only a handful of them are subscribing State government and legislative members, who are the their views and ideas towards the solution of the Naga appropriate authority and also the peoples’s representatives political stalmade. Many have, apparently choosed to stay are not serious enough as they have not taken any useful away from the mud springing vilification game of national initiative and explore all possibilities of finding the solution politicking. But, it is not fair at this critical juncture of to the political tangle except expression of the need of an our political history to keep silent, but contribute our views early solution as soon as possible. After all, the publics are and suggestions, rather than set in the fence, withdrown aware that they would never indulge in practices, the result and abashed like sentimental milk sops. Reader’s note: Articles or letters published in any of the columns do not reflect the view of this

Presuming that Nagas have opted to be with the Union of India, even as the decision is still been made, a package of developmental and financial bargain can be made in the spirit of quid pro qua for compromising with the demand for sovereignty, not on their own violation but under compulsion though. (1) A battalion of Naga regiment, to be fully financed by the centre be established where all the national workers of the armed wing would be thoroughly rehabilitated in their present ranks and status. 2. A type of government desired and conducive to the Nagas be demanded to rehabilitate officials of the civil wing in their respective position and status. 3. For establishment of new state capital at Dimapur area where sufficient site is available, in place of the present capital, which is landslide prone due to unstable soil, which is gradually sinking, disfiguring and on the verge of being collapsed any time, on which as sizeable amount of development money is spent yearly for repairs and restoration endlessly. 4. Construction of an Airport at Dimapur which is also a possibility. Development of road communication and development of power sector etc. In this regard, the honourable governor of Nagaland, the interlocutor, would be the most appropriate person, who has sufficient knowledge of the aspiration and demand of the Nagas, to appraise the government of India, in all details, and exercise his influence to convince them for acceptance of the demands. I am confident that the GoI would be kind enough to show magnanimity and concede the demands in a favourable way, in view of the struggle they have launched for so long as 70 years, in the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, the ardent advocator of peace, kindness and nonviolence. The views expressed is solely personal subscribed in the spirit of freedom of expression and in public interest. Let kindly light shine, in the darkening gloom, for there is a ray of hope and still light at the end of the tunnel. K. Saku Jamir Retd. Senior Citizen PWD Link Road, Dimapur

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“But the fact is Delhi does not have enough facilities to accommodate its own students. We are working to increase the seats so that more and more students can be accommodated.” The Delhi Cabinet in October had approved a new Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University with an initial capacity of 50,000 students.

BJP MP asks Centre to make law to ban social media New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS): Bharatiya Janata Party MP Nishikant Dube on Tuesday requested the Centre to come up with a law to ban social media to stop it from circulating misinformation which leads to abusive remarks affecting lives of people. The MP from Jharkhand’’s Godda constituency raised the issue in the Lok Sabha during zero hour -- time specified for the matters of urgent public importance in which lawmakers can raise their issues with prior notice to the Speaker. “I seek your protection sir (Lok Sabha Speaker). When the Constitution was made it was mentioned in Article 105 and 105 (2) that whatever would be discussed in the House, the reporting of the matter would be proper and any member would be free to put his point without any fear and partiality. Social media and breaking news was not there when Article 105 was made,” Dubey said. Referring to his statement on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the House during debate on Taxation (Amendment) Bill, 2019

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WASHINGTON, DEC 3 (PTI): NASA’s Moon-orbiting spacecraft has found the debris of Chandrayaan 2’s lander Vikram on the surface of the Moon, the US space agency confirmed on Tuesday, nearly three months after India’s ambitious mission made a hard landing near the uncharted lunar south pole. On September 7, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) attempted a soft landing of Vikram on the Moon. However, ISRO lost contact with Vikram shortly before the scheduled touchdown. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Camera team released the first mosaic, acquired on September 17, of the site on September 26. Indian Engineer Shanmuga Subramanian contacted NASA’s project after which, the US space agency confirmed the identification of debris by comparing before and after images. “After receiving this tip, the LROC team confirmed the identification by comparing before and after images. When the images for the first mosaic were

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yanka Gandhi’s residence, Amit Shah said that an enquiry had been immediately ordered to ascertain the breach. Detailing the sequence of events that led to the breach, Shah said that the security at Priyanka Gandhi’s residence had been informed that Rahul Gandhi would come in a black Tata Safari car. He said that this information was at the gate. Further, at scheduled time, a black Safari came. In the car, instead of Rahul Gandhi, came Sharda Tyagi, the Chief of Congress Committee from Meerut along with four other party workers. Since the car was black Safari and came around the same time, it was allowed inside. Shah said that even now and earlier, Priyanka Gandhi’s husband Robert Vadra, Rahul Gandhi and other family members do not go through the security arrangement. “It was a coincidence. We have ordered an enquiry. All three responsible for the breach have been suspended. The enquiry is being carried out by the senior most IG (Inspector General),” he said.

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CISF. From the ITBP, there are 9.33 per cent personnel while 6 per cent from the SSB and 1 per cent from state police,” the Home Minister said. He said that after five years, the security personnel go back to their cadre. Participating in the discussion, Congress leaders accused the government of political vendetta in the move aimed at stripping the Gandhi family of the security cover. They got the support from RJD member Manoj Jha and CPI leader Binoy Viswam. Senior Congress leader B.K. Hariprasad demanded that the bill be withdrawn as it was politically motivated. He noted that the Gandhi family had made the biggest

sacrifice for the nation and hence their security should not be compromised. Jha asked: “Would the government have brought this bill if some of the protectees did not have Gandhi surname?” BJP MP Subramanian Swamy supported the bill saying it was long overdue. He said that everybody was equal before the law and hence no exception should be made for one family. SAD leader and Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Gujral said that security has over time become a status symbol. “When this House enacts a law, we have to think of the next 25 years. In the last 72 years, we have had 15 Prime Ministers and going forward in the next 30 years we will have another 10-12 Prime Ministers. So, we have to think about the whole thing in holistic manner. We can’t afford to waste money. However, I do say whichever family, whoever person in the country, in politics or not in politics requires security, must be provided with security,” he said. With many Congress members raising the issue of security breach at Pri-

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protection as he is the head of the state. “SPG is there for Prime Minister because he is the head of the state. If someone is no longer the Prime Minister but still wants SPG, it does not happen like that in a democracy,” Shah said. Saying that he can’t understand why some people are adamant about SPG, he explained its constitution and how the personnel in the elite security group are from various forces including state police. “Those in SPG don’t come from foreign countries. They are security personnel from this country itself. In the SPG, 33.33 personnel come from the BSF, 33.34 per cent from the CRPF, 17 per cent from the

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NEW DELHI, DEC 3 (IANS): Parliament on Tuesday passed the bill amending the SPG Act, paving the way for SPG cover only for Prime Minister and his immediate family members at his official residence, as the Rajya Sabha approved the measure by a voice vote amid a walk-out by Congress members. The Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019, has already been passed by the Lok Sabha. The elite security cover would also be provided to former Prime Minister and members of his immediate family “residing with him at the residence allotted to him for a period of five years, from the date he ceases to hold the office”. In his reply to the discussion on the amendment bill, Home Minister Amit Shah said that four amendments were earlier made to the SPG Act and the present one is the fifth one. He said that the earlier four amendments were done keeping one family in mind but this time it has not been done keeping any family in the mind. He said that Prime Minister is getting SPG

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New Delhi, Dec 3 (PTI): Public sector banks disbursed a record Rs 4.91 lakh crore of loans during the festive month of October and November, the finance ministry said on Tuesday. In a bid to boost consumption and revive the economy, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in September had asked banks to reach out to customers and signal their willingness to lend following all prudential norms. Under her direction, outreach camps or loan melas were conducted across 374 districts across the country to improve credit delivery and support the needs of the economy, with particular focus on MSMEs, NBFCs, corporates, retail and agriculture sector borrowers, without compromising prudential lending. During October, banks disbursed Rs 2.52 lakh crore while Rs 2.39 lakh crore in November.

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have been set up to ensure faster integration across functionalities, he added. The minister was responding to a query from Trinamool Congress member Manish Gupta who said that about 50,000 employees will be jobless by next year due to the merger. To another query on banking services likely to be affected in eastern states due to the merger, the minister said the reach and lending capacity will be “much larger and better” with the amalgamation. “In today’s time of competition, I think expansion of these banks is very important...It was our government which went for asset quality review of bank loans given between 2004

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dicates how our government believes in reforms. Today I say there are many more steps we have to take,” she added. In the biggest tax reduction in 28 years, the government in September slashed corporate tax rates up to 10 percentage points as it looked to pull the economy out of a six-year low growth with a Rs 1.45 lakh crore tax break. Base corporate tax for existing companies has been reduced to 22 per cent from 30 per cent, and to 15 per cent from 25 per cent for new manufacturing firms incorporated after October 1, 2019, and starting operations before March 31, 2023. “Our step of corporate tax reduction shows how much our government believes in reforms there are many more steps that we have to take,” she said.

Merger of banks will strengthen the lending capacity. It has been ensured that no person loses job. The employees of merging banks will benefit the maximum. Merger is being done keeping their interest in mind,” he said. “We have taken enough precaution,” he said, adding that Narasimham Committee in 1998 and Leeladhar Committee in 2008 recommended amalgamation of the banks. “Amalgamating banks was advised to duly factor in and draw road maps for converging IT systems and HR and to put in place institutional arrangements to ensure expeditious integration,” Thakur said. After due consideration by their respective boards,

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She invited Swedish firms to invest in infrastructure development projects. India plans to invest about Rs 100 lakh crore in the infrastructure sector in the next five years. The government has formed a task force will come out with a list 10 major infrastructure projects by December 15, she said. The finance ministry in September set up a task force headed by Economic Affairs Secretary to prepare a road map for the “national infrastructure pipeline” from 2019-20 to 2024-25 under a Rs 100 lakh crore infra plan. The task force is expected to cover greenfield and brownfield projects costing above Rs 100 crore each. She emphasised that India has great prospects not that it just has large market but also a large aspirational middle class that has great purchasing power in hands. “From the point of view being a democracy, a rule-based country, there is a clear rule of law principle which governs this country in a very transparent way and therefore if global investors are looking for an environment which is familiar to them is far more acceptable to them, India stands out,” she said.

Sabha that merger of 10 public sector banks will not lead to any job losses and employees’ interest will be protected. In August, the government announced a mega plan to merge 10 public sector banks into four with a view to creating fewer and stronger globalsized lenders with robust balance sheets that can be used to boost credit and spur growth. During the Question Hour, minister of state for finance Anurag Singh Thakur said lending and other banking services to eastern states will be improved after two Kolkatabased banks are merged. While United Bank of India (UBI) will be merged with Punjab National Bank, Allahabad Bank will be

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New Delhi, Dec 3 (PTI): Seeking investment from global players, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the government is open to further reforms for making India a more attractive investment destination. The government has taken various steps, including reduction in corporate tax, she said at the IndiaSweden Business Summit here. Without sharing details of future reforms, the finance minister said, “I only can invite and assure that the Government of India is committed for further reforms in various sectors whether it is banking, mining or insurance and so on.” She further said that the government is addressing challenges faced by the industry not just Indianowned but operationalise industries which are present in India. “Since after budget I have made sure constant interactions with the industry, understanding their challenges, and therefore, since after the budget not waiting for another budget which is expected in February 2020, we took major structure reform in the form reduction in corporate tax. “This one measure in-

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS): Automobile major Maruti Suzuki will increase vehicle prices from January 2020. According to the company, the price increase is necessitated on account of increase in input cost. Besides, the auto major said the “price increase shall vary for different models”. “Over the past year, the cost of the company’s vehicles has been impacted adversely due to increase in various input costs,” it said in a regulatory filing. “Hence, it has become imperative for the Company to pass on some impact of the above additional cost to customers through a price increase across various models in January 2020.”

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Nagaland Post, Dimapur WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2019 business Maruti Suzuki No job losses post merger of 10 PSBs: Govt to raise vehicle NEW DELHI, Dec 3 amalgamated with Indian the banks have informed and 2014. We adopted an The government on Bank. These two banks are that multi-level coordination approach for better funcprices in Jan (PTI): Tuesday assured the Rajya headquartered in Kolkata. and integration committees tioning of the banks and

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Impeachment push unpatriotic, says Trump Australia to end bilateral aid to Pak

London, Dec 3 (AP): President Donald Trump criticised Democrats at the opening of a NATO leaders’ meeting Tuesday, calling the impeachment push by his rivals “unpatriotic” and “a bad thing for our country.” Tr ump, who commented while meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, is upset that Democrats scheduled an impeachment hearing while he is abroad. The House Judiciary Committee has set a hearing on the constitutional grounds for Trump’s possible impeachment on Wednesday just before he wraps up two days of meetings with NATO alliance members in London. “I think it’s very unpatriotic of the Democrats to put on a performance,” Trump said. “I think it’s a bad thing for our country.” Trump isn’t the only one complaining. Secretary of

State Mike Pompeo, White House counsel Pat Cipollone and adviser Kellyanne Conway all have criticized the committee’s timing. Tr ump insists he’s solely focused on scoring domestic and foreign policy wins, including making NATO members spend more on defense. But he’s often appeared consumed by the day-to-day battle against impeachment. “I’m not even thinking about it,” Trump insisted anew Tuesday. Before the trip to London, Trump slammed “Do Nothing Democrats” for scheduling the hearing during the NATO meeting as “Not nice!” He also said that during the flight he had read a newly issued Republican-prepared report on impeachment that called his decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine “entirely prudent.” Democrats contend

Israel PM Netanyahu indicted for fraud, bribery

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Jerusalem, Dec 3 (IANS): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted for fraud, bribery and breach of trust in three separate corruption cases. Israeli Attorney General Avihai Mendelblit publicly released an official indictment on Monday, allowing a period of 30 days during which the long-time leader may request the parliament to grant him immunity from standing trial, Xinhua reported. The 77-page indictment charges Netanyahu

with bribery, fraud, and breach of trust in three separate corruption scandals. According to the indictment, the trial will be held at the Jerusalem District Court. The date of the trial has not yet been published. The document contains a list of 333 witnesses the prosecution may call to testify against Netanyahu, including Sheldon Adelson, an American Jewish business magnate and one of US President Donald Trump’s major donors, and Arnon Milchan, an Israeli billionaire and Hollywood producer, and other businessmen and politicians. Netanyahu has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, saying the indictment is part of “an orchestrated witch hunt”. He is the first Israeli Prime Minister, who has been served with an indictment while being in office.

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Trump abused his presidential powers by holding up the aid to pressure Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, who had a seat on the board of Ukrainian energy company. But Trump was adamant that the cloud of impeachment wasn’t undercutting his negotiating position on the international stage. “I know most of the leaders,” Trump said. “I get along with them. It’s a

hoax. The impeachment is a hoax. It’s turned out to be a hoax. It’s done for purely political gain. They’re going to see whether or not they can do something in 2020 because otherwise they’re going to lose.” But even as he boasted of his relationships with NATO leaders, Trump rebuked French President Emmanuel Macron for recent comments that NATO was experiencing “brain death.” Macron argues that the U.S. under Trump’s leadership has turned away from the alliance. “Nobody needs NATO more than France,” said Trump, who himself in the past has questioned the long-term prospects of NATO because too few nations are on track to meet the alliance goal of spending at least 2 per cent of GDP on their own defense by 2024. “You can’t just go around making statements

like that about NATO. It’s very disrespectful.” Trump also lashed out against France for a French digital service tax that he said unfairly discriminates against US tech companies, including Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. There is no direct effect on the United States from the French tax, which only applies to the tech companies’ revenues in France, not the United States. Robert Lighthizer, the chief US trade representative, on Monday recommended USD 2.4 billion in new tariffs on French cheese, wine, and other products. The blistering comments from Trump came hours before he was to meet Macron later Tuesday on the sidelines of the NATO meeting. It marked an abrupt turn in the once warm relationship between the two leaders.

Canberra, Dec 3 (IANS): Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government has decided to cease all bilateral aid to Pakistan, which includes support for successful programmes helping poor women and girls, as funds for development assistance were diverted to the Pacific, a media report said. Australia has a 70-year history of providing aid to Pakistan but will end all government to government development assistance in 2020-21, The Sydney Morning Herald reported on Monday citing the latest aid programme performance report on Pakistan as saying. “Funding in Australia’s overall aid program has been redirected to support new initiatives in our immediate Pacific region,” the performance report said. “This has reduced bilateral aid to Pakistan from AU$39.2 million in 2018-19 to AU$19 million

in 2019-20 and funding for bilateral programmes will fully cease in 2020-21.” A key objective of Australia’s aid to Pakistan has been assisting women and girls with a focus on education, increased access to quality reproductive health and gender-based anti-violence services. But Australia’s overall foreign aid budget has been slashed by 27 per cent in real terms since 2013 and now makes up just 0.82 per cent of federal government spending, an all-time low. Despite those cuts, the Morrison government has pledged an Australian “step-up” in the Pacific and aid spending in that region was lifted to a record AU$1.4 billion in 2019-20. Last financial year Australia’s aid to Pakistan provided food and cash transfers to over two million poor people affected by drought and internal displacement, The Sydney Morning Herald said.

It supported a further 1.2 million people in disadvantaged regions, helping them to gain access to justice, public services and business grants. While bilateral aid will end, Pakistan will continue to receive some Australian humanitarian and “regional” funding such as scholarships for study in Australia. This will total approximately $13.5 million in 2020-21. A spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said Australia “will continue to work with Pakistan on areas of shared interest, including through trade and investment, community links, defence cooperation, human rights and gender equality, and regional security.” Besides Pakistan, Nepal has also been hit by cuts to Australia’s aid. Bilateral assistance to the Himalayan nation will be 42 per cent lower in 2019-20 than the previous year.

19 killed in air strikes in northwestern Syria

Beirut, Dec 3 (IANS): At least 19 people were killed in air strikes by the Syrian army and its Russian allies on the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, the last stronghold of the armed opposition to President Bashar al-Assad, a war monitor reported. At least 13 civilians were killed in airstrikes by the Syrian army on a popular market in Maarat al-Nauman, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. Maarat al-Nauman has been targeted on several occasions since mid-November by the Syrian military with a motive to gain territory in the southern portion of Idlib, Efe news reported. A Russian attack on

Idlib’s central prison left three dead -- a woman and her two children who were visiting the facility, according to the UK-based NGO, which has a wide network of collaborators on the ground. The penitentiary is run by the Organisation for the Liberation of the Levant, an Islamist alliance that includes the former Syrian AlQaeda affiliate and which has been attacked repeatedly over the past few months. In the Russian attack, 17 people were injured, while an unknown number of inmates managed to escape. One civilian was killed in an attack on the city of Saraqib, the source added. Another civilian was killed in Kanayes and a

The body of a victim lies on the ground near members of the Syrian Civil Defence following a regime air strike on December 2 in jihadist-run Syrian province of Idlib.

woman was killed near Maarat al-Nauman. Meanwhile, the Syrian Civil Defence, known as the

White Helmets, confirmed qib and the other Maarat al that the Syrian army and Nauman. Russian warplanes attacked Neither Moscow nor two markets -- one in Sara- Damascus reacted to the re-

ports. The pro-government forces have managed to regain control over some areas of the province thanks to an offensive launched in April. The operation was suspended in August, however, when a ceasefire was implemented. Since the army resumed the military operation mid-November, it has seized several areas, while launching nearly daily bombardments with the support of Moscow. The Organisation for the Liberation of the Levant, which controls most of Idlib, is considered to be a “terrorist” organization and is the main target of both the Syrian and Russian governments.

5TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY of our beloved LATE HAITENMO THONO

8TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF LATE TSENAO MOZHUI

Eight years have passed since you left for your eternal home & not a single day has passed without us remembering you. We still cherish your sweet memories that you left behind. You are deeply missed Loving Wife, Son, Daughters, In-Law & Grand children

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WITH DEEPEST GRATITUDE

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the rock and firm strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Ps 73:26

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04-12-2018 You left us on this day for heavenly abode, but you always remain in our hearts. “God giveth, and God taketh” Loving wife, children & relatives.

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Born: 18.04.1983 – Died: 28.11.2019 We, the family members would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every individual’s, friends, churches, Doctors and Nurses of NHAK and well wishers, who stood by us in every possible way at the sudden demise of our beloved LATE KHRIELEVONUO RUTSA. We deeply regret our inability to thank each and every individual but we pray that our good Lord bless you all abundantly. Loving husband, children and family members K-3297

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HMF festive goers get ready for Hallyu!

(L-R) members of K-pop band MUSTB and Live Yubin at the press conference held at Niathu Resorts, Dimapur. (Photo:LiveNow Events)

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he much-awaited Kpop boy band MustB and Live Yubin have arrived Nagaland to perform at the Hornbill Music Festival at Agri Expo, Dimapur on Dimapur 4, 2019. “Hallyu 2.0-MustB X LiveYubin- India 2019” is a collaboration between Kiwa Enterprises, Live Now Events, and the Government of Nagaland. The

initiative is part of the efforts to connect the two cultures of India and South Korea through the medium of music. Addressing a press conference at the Niathu Resort, Dimapur, CEO of Kiwa Enterprises gave a brief introduction of the talents and their preparations. Live Yubin is a solo act busking star that has over 4

million views on Youtube through his performances. Born in Jeju Island, he was highly appreciative of how beautiful Nagaland is and how it reminded him of his hometown. He hoped that the fans in Nagaland would enjoy his performance. Out of all his favourite songs, Live Yubin has specially chosen five for performance for the Naga fans based on

his intensive research of what the people like in music style. MustB, the K-pop consists of multi-talented young men. They are enthusiastic about performing in Nagaland and were very happy to make it to Dimapur despite an incident with a misplaced passport that almost foiled their plans for Nagaland. In conjunction with their popular songs, the band is bringing to Nagaland a special song that has never been revealed before to the world. It is at Dimapur that the song will be performed for the first time. The boys will also be covering songs from popular bands such as BTS and EXO. MustB and Live Yubin had special messages for the fans of Nagaland. “We highly appreciate the invitation from Nagaland - We love you.” Everyone has been invited to the event. Tickets are priced at Rs.1,000 and Rs. 500.

Pashang wins traditional fire making competition

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he traditional fire making, an indigenous game played mostly by the men folk of many Naga tribes, was one of the entertainment highlights played on third day of Hornbill festival 2019 at Naga Heritage Village Kisama. Eleven participants from Chakhesang, Chang, Ao, Angami, Garo, Sumi, Kachari, Zeliang, Rengma, Phom and Lotha communities participated in the traditional fire making competition. The participants used dried wood, finely stripped bamboo, dried twigs and leaves. The competition has no rule of time duration but the one who makes the fire first is declared the winner. Out of the eleven participants, Pashang from the Chang tribe was declared the winner, while Choyoto from the Chakhasang tribe and Hokiye Aye of the Sumi tribe emerged the first and second runners-up respectively. They also received prize money of Rs 7000, Rs. 5000 and Rs. 3000 each respectively. All the participants were awarded consolation prizes.

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3 finalists compete at Naga Chef Season-7

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hree finalists of Naga Chef Season-7 (Hechuba Chang, Peteneilhu Kulimbe and Chungmei Phom) are competing for the coveted title at Naga Heritage Village Kisama. The annual Naga Chef competition is organized by Synergy Group Enterprise supported by the Department of Tourism, Government of Nagaland. Naga Chef is the pioneer culinary competition in Nagaland and the NorthEast that aims to promote Naga indigenous cuisine and to provide a platform to all Naga cooks who have a true passion to showcase the age-old Naga recipes to the world. Altogether six Naga Cooks were selected from the screening round this year and after several

gruelling rounds- Culinary Skills, Mystery Basket, Pressure Task, My Signature Dish, Just Desserts and Group Round at the Naga Chef in Mhachaki, Kohima. However, only three cooks are currently competing in the Entrepreneurial Round being conducted at The Amphitheatre in Naga Heritage Village, Kisama from December 1-9, 2019. Visitors to Kisama can enjoy the different Naga in-

digenous cuisine prepared by the upcoming Naga chef, while also supporting the contestants. The final result will be declared on December 10 during the valedictory function of the Hornbill Festival 2019. The winner of Naga Chef Season 7 will walk away with a cash prize of Rs. 3 lakh, while the finalists will receive lots of gifts and additional benefits to pursue their culinary dreams.

Adventure activities at Children’s Park Kisama

Kids Carnival at Kisama: Charlie wins dance competition DPS choir wins ntl level contest

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at Kisama Hornbill Festival, was marked by Kids Dance Fiesta. Altogether, nine participants took part in the competition. The first prize was bagged by Charlie, who received cash prize of Rs 10000 along with the certificate of merit. Eniza came second and received cash prize of Rs 5000 with the certificate of merit. The competition was judged by Chubainla Jamie, Teacher of RDNUMS School and Lamgrace, Dance Teacher of Joyance Pre-school and organizer he second day of managed by Synergy Group of Kohima Mega Dance the Kids Carnival Enterprise with the support Fiesta and Kohima Spring conceptualised and of Department of Tourism, Street Jam.

Delhi Public School Dimapur choir team has won the ‘Inter DPS Western Vocal Music Festival 2019 National Level’ for the 7th consecutive time held at DPS R.K Puram on November 30, 2019. In the solo category, Tongtien Longchar of Class XI won the 2nd position by singing one of her original compositions. In the ongoing Hornbill Music Festival 2019, the choir comprising of young talented singer from Class IX – XI will be performing on December 06, 2019 at Agri Expo, 4th Mile, Dimapur.

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s part of Hornbill Festival, the Nagaland Association for Adventure Mountaineering & Education (NAAME) is holding a thrilling and exciting daily adventure sports

and activities for all ages at Children’s Park, Kisama. The events feature 350 metre and 100 metre Zipline, a Giant Bouncy Castle, Water Zorbin, trampoline, sports climbing (with certifi-

cate), Sky Walk, Play Golf, Shoot the Target-Not Bird with Scope & cash award, daily trekking with guides. This event would go on till December 10. (Correspondent)

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he biggest (12x5 feet) Art work of this year “The Last Supper”, painted by Naga artist Seto Kuotsu, is on sale at the Art gallery, Naga Heritage Village Kisama. Speaking to Nagaland Post, the stall owner and Naga artist Mhao Aaron Odyuo said this abstract painting with 13 characters was done by one of his studio artists (Art village). The piece has been displayed for exhibition and sale at the cost of Rs. 90,000. However, he said that after the final touch, which could take 2-3 months, the painting would cost Rs.2-3 lakh. Odyuo claimed that after final coating the painting with water proof would last more than 50 years. This painting could be

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Stall owner Mhao Aaron Odyuo standing beside “The Last Supper” painting at Kisama. (NP)

one of the costliest single would organize a workpiece Art works display at shop on Art talk during the ongoing Hornbill festival. Kisama this year. (Correspondent) Realizing the interest of Art work by many Naga youths and prospect for earning through this profession, Odyuo said he

esults for the exhibition of flowers, vegetables and spices were declared and prizes were handed out to the winners at Floral Galleria, Hortiscape, Kisama on the third day of Hornbill Festival 2019. The winners of different categories of State Level Flower Show Cum Competition were: Ferns and Foliage: Akocie -1st prize, Asheli Zhimo -2nd prize, Therovizo -3rd prize and Azai - 3rd prize. Cacti and succulents: Nyiepou Ki-1st prize, Huve-2nd prize and Nini Ekhe-3rd prize. Indigenous Foliage and Flowers: Njusha Chung-1st prize, Kevi Pienyu-2nd prize and Kehosale-3rd prize. Bulbs and Tubers: Azeno-1st prize and Mezhükhonuo Kulnu-2nd prize. Orchids (Hybrid): Azeno-1st prize,

Temsuyangla Pongen-2nd prize and Anei Chuse-3rd prize. Bonsai: Abeni Kapfo-1st prize, Abeni Kapfo-2nd prize and Vilakhono3rd prize. Perennial: Kozono 1st prize, Nisa2nd prize, Khrienuo Solo-3rd prize, Nisa-3rd prize, Nourhevinuo Khezhie3rd prize and Nenya Kath Liezietsu-3rd prize. Annuals and Biennials: Tiarenla Mozhui-1st prize, Doshila-2nd prize and Athoü-3rd prize Flower arrangements (Fresh): Yatetinla Ao-1st prize, Pekruvinuo Pienyü2nd prize and Vilerei -3rd prize The programme was chaired by Deputy Director, Horticulture, Jerry Patton and the certificates were given out to the winners by Joint Secretary, Horticulture, Zarenthung Ezung.

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Wi t h i m m e n s e p r i d e w e w o u l d like to congratulate our friend Mr. T. MOAKUMZUK (MOPUNGCHUKET) for winning the prestigious title of Mr. NAGALAND (BODY BUILDING) consecutively for two years (2018 & 2019). Your hard work and dedication inspires us all. May God bless you with many more victories.

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Nagaland Post, Dimapur WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2019

Draw gives NZ 1-0 series win over Eng Archer abuse case referred to police

H a m i lto n, D e c 3 (AFP): Centuries from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor ensured New Zealand drew the rain-hit second Test against England in Hamilton on Tuesday, sealing a 1-0 series win. The weather turned sour soon after lunch on the fifth day when New Zealand, having taken advantage of some sloppy fielding, were 241 for two in their second innings, 140 ahead with Taylor on 105 and Williamson on 104. With the weather denying England a second turn at bat, it ensured New Zealand’s series win after their innings victory in the first Test, and improved their record to eight wins, a draw and one loss (to South Africa) in their past 10 series. Williamson brought up his 21st Test century with a four off Joe Root in the third over after lunch, while Taylor reached century number 19 with a flourish in Root’s next over when he smacked a four and two sixes in consecutive balls. Two balls after Taylor had raised his bat and poked his tongue out in his signature celebration, the rain arrived to wash out England’s faint hope of forcing a result although that chance had already

New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor touch gloves on the final day of 2nd Test match against England on Tuesday.

been damaged by dropped catches. New Zealand resumed the day at 96 for two with England hunting early wickets but their plans went off track when Ollie Pope and Joe Denly spilled simple chances from Wil-

liamson. The New Zealand skipper was on 39 when wicketkeeper Pope put down a regulation offering off the gloves, much to bowler Ben Stokes annoyance, and on 62 Denly inexplicably dropped an

Ole rejects ‘blatant lies’ on his future

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London, Dec 3 (Agencies): Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has called out the “made up, blatant lies” following fresh reports about his future on Tuesday. With pressure mounting on Solskjaer, reports emerged in the press claiming the United boss had told his players he will be sacked if they lose their next games against Tottenham and Manchester City. “I’m good, it’s absolutely no problem,” said Solskjaer, ahead of Spurs’ visit to Old Trafford on Wednesday. “Sometimes you laugh when you read stories about what I’ve said and stuff. At

least I know the sources everyone is talking about aren’t sources, they are just made up, blatant lies.” Three Premier League managers - Mauricio Pochettino, Unai Emery and Quique Sanchez Flores - have lost their jobs over the past two weeks as we enter the so-called sacking season. Solskjaer, though, is not worried about a “kneejerk” reaction from United’s owners, who he speaks to “a few times a week”. “It doesn’t make me more concerned, I’m just focusing on my job and doing as well as I can,” said Solskjaer, whose United side sit closer to the relegation zone

than the top four after 14 Premier League games. “I’m looking at the next game and also looking long term, planning things with the board. It is that time of year, it is never nice to see your colleagues lose their jobs. It’s now three in a very short space of time. But it doesn’t make me anymore concerned that it’s December, no.” Jose Mourinho, the new Tottenham head coach, will be in the Old Trafford dugout on Wednesday for the first time since he was sacked by United last December. Solskjaer says his predecessor will receive a warm welcome from the fans and staff at United but insists his players’ performance will not be affected by the return of their former manager. “I don’t think whoever the manager or the opposition team will change their motivation,” said Solskjaer. “They are motivated to do well for Manchester United because they know it is about proving it every time you step on to the pitch that you should be part of this long term,” he added.

even easier chance. Williamson gently chipped a slower delivery from Jofra Archer straight to Denly at short midwicket and, as the bowler leapt in celebration and Williamson made an apologetic gesture to Taylor, the ball popped

out of Denly’s hands. It drew instant comparisons on social media to the widely regarded worst dropped catch in Test history when England’s Mike Gatting put down a sitter off the gloves of India batsman Kiran More in 1993. Williamson had another life when he should have been run out on 97 but Sam Curran’s shy at the stumps was so far off line that the batsmen picked up an extra run. Even without the rain, Joe Root’s chances of pulling off victory seemed very remote as the England bowlers toiled with an ageing ball on an unresponsive wicket. The one positive for the England captain was his return to form with a double century and manof-the-match award after a year of averaging below 30 to give him confidence heading into a four-Test tour of South Africa. New Zealand, meanwhile, head to Australia on Saturday for a three-Test series with the 1-0 win over England cementing their number two world ranking behind India. Brief scores: New Zealand 375 & 241/2 (Kane Williamson 104*, Ross Taylor 105*; Chris Woakes 1/12); England 476 all out

Wellington, Dec 3 (IANS): New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Tuesday said that it has lodged a complaint with the Tauranga police over the racial abuse directed at England pacer Jofra Archer near the end of the first Test against England in Mount Maunganui. After the completion of the first Test at the Bay Oval which New Zealand won by an innings and 65 runs, Archer had claimed that he was subjected to "racial insults" by a spectator following which NZC and Kane Williamson had tendered an apology. "Information gathered from an inquiry which included studying CCTV footage, listening to audio, interviewing bystanders and obtaining material on social media has been incorporated in the complaint," said NZC in an official statement. NZC chief executive David White said: "What happened to Jofra was reprehensible and has led to a general upscaling of security around the area of racial abuse at all our international venues," he said. "Should the person responsible ever re-offend, we believe we have enough information to link him to the Bay Oval incident." White confirmed that, if a conclusive identification was forthcoming, NZC would seek to trespass the

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England pacer Jofra Archer was allegedly abused during the first Test match.

offender from all its international venues for a lengthy period. New Zealand clinched

the two-match series 1-0 after the 2nd Test at the Seddon Park in Hamilton ended in a draw on Tuesday.

IN REMEMBRANCE 10 years have gone by since you left us; hope you still loved that Black T-Shirt of MR. BIG 2009 you told us to put for you when you leave us. Dear Ango, we all are just a breath away from you. With Love, BENCHUMO KITHAN From Family Died on 4.12.2009

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We the bereaved family members of Late GWACHÜLO SEB of Khenyu Village would like to sincerely extend our profound gratitude to each and every individual who stood and supported us spiritually, morally, physically and financially during the prolonged illness and sad demise of our beloved father on 25th November 2019. We would like to convey our special thanks to: 1. Rengma Officers Forum 2. Land Record and Survey Staff Kohima 3. Rengma Public Organisation Kohima 4. Rengma Sebunyu Clan 5. Lerie Panchayat and Lerie Youth Organisation 6. Rengma Baptist Church Kohima 7. Women Prayer Group Lerie Kohima 8. Zeliang Fellowship Lerie Colony Kohima 9. Lerie Sector Rengma Baptist Church Kohima 10. Phenshünyu Lowjvü Kohima 11. Phenshünyu Lowjvü Retired Officers Forum 12. Phenshünyu Baptist Church 13. Rümesinyu Baptist Church 14. Khenyu Baptist Church We regret our inability to thank each and every individual, but it is our humble prayer that Almighty God bless you abundantly. Loving wife and relatives. K-3298

Lt. J. A. TALUKDAR (BABU) ADVOCATE DIED : 4-12-2018 A light from our household has gone, a voice we have is still vacant in our hearts, and never filled by any means. One year has passed since you left us but every single day by day we missed you sadly with silent tears. Your words of wisdom, kindness, humility, grace and tolerance embedded in our hearts forever. The footprint and the rich legacy that you have left will be walked upon forever. Dear Babu, Your short life on this earth has richly blessed us all and memories left behind will be cherished forever.

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Deeply missed Loving Mother, Wife, Children Brothers, Sisters and Friends

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We the bereaved family of T. Moa Pongen express our heartfelt gratitude to each and every individual who have supported us through prayers, morally, financially and physically during his prolonged illness and untimely demise on 28 November 2019. Loving Wife, Daughters, In-Laws, Grandchildren

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BORN : 15/8/1957 DIED : 28.11.2019

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Born : 11/02/1958 – DIED : 27/11/2019 The Family of Late Mrs. Tsuktikala (Unger), wishes to acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy and gestures of kindness shown to us following our sad loss. We offer our heartfelt thanks to friends, neighbors’, relatives, well wishers and churches who provided emotional, practical and financial support for us at this difficult time, for which we are truly grateful. To those who helped in any way, your contribution made our loss more bearable. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude and pray that Almighty God will bless everyone abundantly. Loving Husband, Family, In-laws and Grandchildren. DP-8863

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Messi wins Ballon d’Or for record sixth time

Barcelona’s soccer player Lionel Messi poses with his six golden balls during the Golden Ball award ceremony in Paris.

Paris, Dec 3 (IANS): Star Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has won the 2019 Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best player for a record sixth time. This was Messi’s first Ballon d’Or since 2015 and comes after he scored 54 times for club and country in 2018-19, in which Barcelona won La Liga, reports BBC Sport. Before 2015, the Barcelona forward had won the award in 2009, 2010, 2011 and in 2012. In a glittering ceremony that took place at the Theatre du Chatelet on Monday night, the 32-yearold Argentine confirmed all the predictions that he was the outstanding favourite for this year’s trophy, edging out Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk who helped Liverpool to win the title of the Champions League last season. Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the award five times, was third in the voting. Messi had won the

FIFA Men’s Player of the Year award in September, and he was the top scorer in the Champions League last season with 12 goals before Barcelona were beaten by Liverpool in the semifinals. Both Messi and Ronaldo have won the award 11 times in the past 12 years. Meanwhile, Megan Rapinoe defeated England defender Lucy Bronze to win the Ballon d’Or for the best female player of the year. Megan led the US to win the World Cup in

France in July. The 34-year-old also won the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year award, and she won the Golden Boot for being top scorer and the Golden Ball for the best player at the World Cup. Considered to be the benchmark for any footballer, the Ballon d’Or award is given to the player deemed to have performed the best over the previous year, based on voting by football journalists.

Ronaldo named Serie A player of the year

Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Serie A player of the year. Ronaldo, who scored 26 goals in his debut season in Italy and helped Juventus towards another domestic title, picked up the individual prize in a ceremony which took place on Monday night. A jury comprising of fellow Serie A players, coaches, referees, journalists, and current and former technical commissioners agreed upon Ronaldo’s name for the award. The Portugal international scored 21 times in 31 appearances, finishing fourth in the top-scoring charts, with veteran striker Fabio Quagliarella of Sampdoria collecting the golden boot award. In this season, Ronaldo has managed to score on six times in his 11 appearances.

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International Hornbill Mehuli shoots 10m air rifle gold in SAG Naga Wrestling today KOHIMA, DEC 3 (NPN): The 13th International Hornbill Naga Wrestling Championship 2019 under the aegis Nagaland Wrestling Association (NWA) will take place on December 4 at Amphitheatre, Naga Heritage Village, Kisama. Nagaland Khadi & Village Industries Board chairman Neiprezo Keditsu will grace the occasion as the special guest. The champion of the meet will receive a cash prize of Rs. 1.20 lakh while the runner- up will pocket Rs. 80,000. The losing semi-finalists will get Rs. 30,000 each. Altogether, 10 wrestlers each from Angami Sports Association (ASA), Chakhesang Wrestling Association (CWA), Zeliang Wrestling Association (ZWA) with other participants from Uzbekistan, Australia, Delhi and Manipur will vie for the title. The ASA wrestlers are Kezhavizo Thevo,

Qlounge snooker tournament held Kohima, Dec 3 (NPN): The 5th Qlounge Invitational Snooker Tournament 2019 concluded on November 30 in Kohima. In singles categor y, Petekhriezo Suohu emerged as the champion while Lhouvivor Sekhose stood runner up. In doubles category, Lhouvivor Sekhose and Athikho Sani bagged the champion title while Pelesatuo Khezie and Niekho Kire bagged the runner up position.

Mhiesilhousie Nagi, Rovilhoulie Pier, Vizhakietuo Suohu, Neithongulie Kuotsu, Seyiekhrietuo Yiese, Menuosetuo Yiese, Kekhrie Yhoshu, Khrietsonyii Whuorie, Seyiesalie Nakhro. The wrestlers from CWA are Vetuzo Dawhuo, Mudotso Thira, Venuzo Dawhuo, Venuo Medeo, Wekhroto Mero, Chekhro Kapfo, Kuchohu Curha, Vekutho Soho, Suhrhovoyi Nienu, Vevohu Swuro. The ZWA wrestlers are Penamhung, Lungemsing, Railong, Machi, Wilungkhangbo, Iculeung, Ireusape, Ilamdi, Haiswadi, Itingchi. Other wrestlers include Dushyant Kumar (Delhi), Sanju Kumar (Delhi), Sudhir Kumar (Delhi), Ankit Singh (Delhi), Sanju Gautam (Delhi), Conor Murphy (Australia), Tsuknungakum Ao (Mokokchung). Meanwhile, the registration is still open for tourists who wants to take part in the championship.

Kathmandu, Dec 3 (PTI): Indian shooters swept all the medals on offer in the women’s 10m air rifle event in the 13th South Asian Games here on Tuesday, with Mehuli Ghosh winning the gold with a score better than the world record. Mehuli’s effort will, however, not be considered as a world record, as the South Asian Games’ results are not recognised by the international body (ISSF) for the purpose of records. India also won the team gold in the 10m air rifle event. The 19-year-old Mehuli clinched the gold with a score of 253.3 in the final, which is 0.4 more than the current world record of 252.9 which is in the name of another Indian, Apurvu Chandela. Shriyanka Sadangi took the silver with a score of 250.8, while Shreya Agrawal (227.2) clinched the bronze in a 1-2-3 podium finish by the Indians at the Satdobato Shooting Range. “As far as I understand, SAG results will not be recognised for record purposes. Only the results of

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World Cups, World Championships and quota events are considered for record purposes by the ISSF. Moreover, there will have to be an ISSF referee in an event if the results are to be considered for records,” a top

NRAI official told PTI. Mehuli had won a 10m air rifle silver in the 2018 ISSF World Championships. She had also won silver medals in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and Youth Olympics.

Barty wins Australia’s top tennis award

Sydney, Dec 3 (IANS): Australian tennis star and current women’s world number one Ashleigh Barty has credited her family’s “unconditional love” for her rocket-like ascension after being named Australia’s most outstanding performer of 2019. At a ceremony in the city of Melbourne on Monday night, Barty received the prestigious Newcombe Medal for the third straight year. The 23-year-old, who earlier in the year took out

I’m very humbled to be here tonight again,” Barty said. “I’m extremely fortunate to have such an amazing network around me. It’s very special to have mum, dad and my very first coach, Jim (Joyce), here.” “They gave me the unconditional love and support time and time again in all bad times.” Barty capped a stellar Ashleigh Barty 2019 by winning the WTA the French Open and rose ers who helped her reach the Finals in Shenzen China last month, claiming the biggest to the rank of world number very top of the game. one, said it was the love of “It takes a village. cheque in tennis history -- a her family and close support- We’re a tennis family and hefty $ 4.42 million.

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