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Nagaland Post

Vol XXVIII No. 68

WEDNESDAY, FEBrUARY 14, 2018 Pages 12 ` 5.00

Warne appointed RR mentor

Naga novelist delivers lecture at USTM

New Zealand opposition leader resigns, quits politics

sports, Page 11

northeast, Page 4

international, Page 9

NIA summons 3 CMO officials

KOHIMA/GUWAHATI, FEB 13 (PTI): National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday summoned three officials of the Nagaland Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) for questioning in connection with alleged extortion charges. Official sources in NIA said that the three officials were summoned to appear before the NIA deputy superintendent of police and chief investigating officer, Jasveer Singh on February 15. Summons were issued today, sources said adding that the three have been charged with the circumstances of the NIA

This is it!

under trial, NIA sources added. It may be recalled that the NIA had first arrested three government officials in the month of April 2017 for allegedly diverting government funds to pay various Naga factions including the banned NSCN (K). Later in the month of October 2017, the NIA arrested three more serving officials and one retired employee of the Nagaland government in connection with the same case. The NIA has been investigating extortion network of NSCN (K) in Nagaland following registra-

tion of a case on 1 August 2016 in Dimapur sub-urban police station related to large-scale extortion and unlawful “tax” collection on behalf of NSCN (K) from individuals and organizations in Dimapur and Kohima areas. The case was re-registered with the NIA branch office in Guwahati as NIA case No. RC-01/2016/NIAGUW dated 18.08.2016 u/s 384 IPC Act r/w Section 10 & 13 of UA (P) Act 1967, Section 25 (1B) of Arms Act, Section 7 & 8 of Nagaland Security Regulation (NSR) and Section 13 of Drugs & Cosmetics Act.

DIMAPUR, FEB 13 (NPN): An Election Commission of India (ECI) team, headed by Chief Election Commissioner, O.P Rawat will arrive on a two-day visit to Nagaland on Wednesday to review the poll preparedness in the State. Rawat along with the two commissioners would first visit Nagaland and then Meghalaya over the next three days, officials in the ECI said. The team will be meeting representatives of various political parties at Hotel Japfu in Kohima, followed by a presentation by CEO Abhijit Sinha and review meeting with all district electoral officers, SPs, commissioners, IG CRPF and DIGs. The EC team will also meet officials of income Tax and Excise departments, RBI, State and Central Narcotics. Further, the team will meet chief secretary, DGP and other senior officials on Thursday, before addressing a press conference at Hotel Japfu at 10.45 a.m.

State BJP unit dismisses NPCC’s diatribe DIMAPUR, FEB 13 (NPN): Reacting to the NPCC charge that it is a communal party, state BJP has retorted that the unsubstantiated allegations by Congress only exhibited its desperation. BJP through its media cell Tuesday also termed as amusing NPCC’s eagerness to reach out to its one-time arch rival NPF, in a bid to float a “so-called secular front” for the ensuing Assembly election. Pointing out that Congress could put up only 18 candidates despite all its efforts, the saffron party asserted that this evidently

proved that Naga people had totally rejected the grand old party in the State, “which could be another explanation for NPCC’s frustration”. BJP said Congress might have ruled Nagaland in the past, but had failed to deliver development up to people’s expectation. Congress rather sowed the seeds of corruption in the system during its rule in the late eighties and that this practice was still widespread, it alleged. The politics of previous Congress governments in the State was characterized by emp-

ty promises, rhetoric, bribery, publicity-stunts and defections, the release added. Stating that NPCC had no arguments to face the people as their past performances had been miserable, BJP accused NPCC of keeping the Naga political issue on the backburner during Dr Manmohan Singh’s regime. Only after BJP came to power under Prime Minister Narendra Modi did talks progress expeditiously, decisively and now nearing conclusion by taking along all stakeholders, the party added. (Cont’d on p-8)

remains unchanged: Dr. Shürho

DIMAPUR, FEB 13 (NPN): NPF president, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu categorically stated that the NPF party’s top-most priority since its inception in 1964 was for solution to the Naga political problem that the priority remained unchanged. “The NPF has taken several initiatives to facilitate peaceful resolution of the Naga political issue and shall continue to do so till we achieve our goal,” he said during an NPF’s election rally for its candidate from Pughoboto A/C Y. Vikheho Swu at Pughoboto local ground Tuesday. Addressing thousands of party workers, the NPF president said the party was for the Naga people and would only work for their betterment.

DAABPF to hold prayer for polls

Shürhozelie admitted the outgoing Nagaland Legislative Assembly was plagued by one crisis after another, all of which affected development, and that the Naga political issue was neglected. However, he said the crises occurred due to some Naga leaders shifting their loyalty for sheer power and money and that many leaders were herded around like cattle from one place to another. “But now, with sincere and dedicated MLAs along with fresh and capable candidates, NPF has a new vision and new programme,” he asserted. He reiterated that while NPF belonged to Naga people and represented Naga identity, national parties like BJP belonged to mainland India. (Cont’d on p-7)

Make SIT report on PMS public: ENCSU

DIMAPUR, FEB 13 (NPN): Eastern Nagaland College Students’ Union (ENCSU) has reminded the state government to soon place in public domain the SIT report on post-matric scholarship (PMS).SIT was constituted to probe into the alleged misuse of PMS fund for the students under Ministry of Tribal Affairs. In the event the state government failed to meet the genuine demand of the students, the ENSCU warned that it was ready to “execute further course of action as deemed fit.” In this regard, the union has requested all the students and the Naga people in general to be prepared for the showdown. In a press release, ENSCU president, M Longre Chang, and general secretary, WangNei C. Jessuhu, said that the SIT has already been submitted to the state government through the chief secretary on January 31, 2018. It stated that nothing short of the exact copy of the report would be acceptable at any cost. The signatories cautioned the state government that taking such a grave issue casually could lead to (Cont’d on p-7) the ENSCU taking extreme measures. (Cont’d on p-7)

DIMAPUR, FEB 13 (NPN): Dimapur Ao Baptist Pastor’s Fellowship (DAABPF) has resolved to organise mass prayer for election in every worship service in all the local churches. In a press release, DAABPF president, Rev. Zülu, and secretary, Rev. Dr. Temjen, said the resolution was passed during its meeting at Dimapur Ao Church (DABA) on February 12, 2018. It was also resolved to


“You realise you’re fighting a losing battle against the bottle? I’ll have a word with your bosses.”

case relating to extortion in Nagaland. NIA has been investigating the extortion cases in Nagaland since August 2016, sources said while also alleging that during the course the huge incriminating documents have been seized where the involvement of three CMO officials have been detected. Therefore, the NIA has summoned the three to appear before the NIA Branch office in Guwahati, Assam on February 15 to answer certain questions relation to the matter. So far seven government officials have already been put

ECI team arriving today NPF’s priority for Naga solution





Unity College organises NBC Ura Villa Dimapur dedicated inter-collegiate festival DIMAPUR: Unity College, department of commerce, organized its first annual inter-collegiate commerce festival, “Commvanza” 2018 on February 10 under the theme “Spectrum of excellence”. The festival was organized with an objective to present a platform to the commerce colleges in Nagaland, so that they can showcase their talents and skills. The festival highlighted show like the entrepreneur, AD- Mad, Quiz O Mania, group discussion, turncoat and laughter challenge. The inaugural programme was graced by director college development council, Nagaland University, Khrishna Kant Upadhyay, as the chief guest. The judges for the events were Dr. T. Gohain, Assoc. Professor, S A S A R D, N a g a l a n d University, Dr. Ditalak Mpanme, Asst. professor

department of management, Nagaland University, Dhrubajyoti Bordoloi, asst. professor, Nagaland University and Dr. Sant Gupta, Asst. Professor, S.D Jain Girls’ College Dimapur. St. Joseph College Jakhama, Baptist College Kohima, Oriental College Kohima, Kohima College Kohima, Mount Mary College Chumukedima, Tetso College Dimapur, Eastern Christian College, Yemhi Memorial College, Pranabananda Women’s College and Unity College Dimapur participated at the festival. Unity College Dimapur emerged as the overall winner and Tetso College Dimapur finished as runner up. The sponsors for the winner prize, events trophies and refreshments were Brittanica (India), Amar Mill and Synergy System.

Rev. R. Meren Jamir and M. Khate with others after the dedication. DIMAPUR: Nagamese Baptist Church (NBC), Ura Villa Dimapur, was formally dedicated on February 13 at a simple programme in the presence of its church workers, members and well wishers. At the dedication

New Market Business Owners’ Association president, H. Kughali Chishi and others after unveiling a cold drinking water shed at Dry Fish Line, New Market Dimapur on Tuesday.

Provision of NSTFDC in Nagaland


Kohima, Feb 13 (NPN): Recently appointed Non official director National scheduled tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC) Johny G. Rengma highlighted the various provision provided under NSTFDC which the Nagaland can also avail the opportunities for the unem-

ployed people of the state. He informed this during press conference held at Yaotsu Veggie table restaurant Kohima on Tuesday. G Rengma was appointed as non official director NSTFDC on February 2 under the BJP led NDA government. Rengma said NSTFDC is an apex organization under the ministry of Tribal affairs in 2001 and was brought into

existence with the sole aim to uplift economic status of the scheduled tribes in the country. He also mentioned some of the prominent schemes of NSTFDC. According to Rengma, the aim of NSTFDC was to put in more concerted effort to enhance its coverage as well as improved delivery system for the tribal people in the country.

programme, Nagamese Baptist Church Association (NBCA) executive secretary, Rev. R. Meren Jamir, delivered greetings on behalf of the association and thanked the land owner, M. Khate (Nunu), and his family members for donating the plot.

M. Khate, also delivered gave a short speech. Earlier the dedicatory programme was led by Nagamese Baptist Church, Ura Villa Dimapur, youth pastor, James, while the vote of thanks was proposed by NBC Ura Villa pastor, Nekheli Temjen.

Nagaland Post, Dimapur WEDNESDAY, February 14, 2018

SCMI unit for SM College Dimapur DIMAPUR: Student Christian Movement of India (SMCI-local unit), Sakus Mission College Dimapur was officially formed on February 12 with a total strength of 21 members and one staff advisor. According to SCMI, a brief programme was held during the chapel hour led by chaplain, Amenla, where programme secretary regional unit, Tolly highlighted the aims and objectives and also shared about the activities of SMCI. Associate pastor youth United Village, Akato Zhimo shared the word of God. SMCI (local unit) will be headed by Tekalong BA 2nd semester as president, Limainla BA 4rd semester as unit secretary Atokali as finance secretary, while the overall staff advisor of SMCI (local unit) will be assistant professor department of Education, Limanaro.

NPF candidate Chupfuo clarifies

news in Brief

DIMAPUR: NPF candidate of 11-Norther n Angami-II A/C, Chupfuo Angami on Wednesday said he had decided to withdraw his candidature due to health complications and not for any other personal gain. Stating that it was a painful decision, Chupfuo, who has been active in politics for over 40 years, however reminded that he was a man of principle and faithful to his party. He asserted that he was still faithful to NPF party. Responding to various allegations made against him, Chupfuo urged upon all not to resort to such allegations, but rather confront him, saying he was ready to clarify. He further thanked all supporters, political agents, prayer warriors and everyone in the constituency for their help and support.

KVC common platform: Kohima Village Council (KVC) will be organising a common platform for 10th Northern Angami Assembly constituency (AC)-I on February 17 at 11 a.m. at Ziekezou Kewhimia ground. In this regard, all the members under 10th NA AC-I have been invited to participate in the programme. HVC & HSU joint general meet: Hekheshe Village Council (HVC) chairman Kawoto Sema and Hekheshe Students Union (HSU) president Benjamin Yeptho have convened a joint general meeting on February 18 at 1 p.m. at the residence of head GB Kakiho Achumi. All villagers of Hekheshe village have been requested to attend the meeting. Defaulters will be penalized by the village authority. NMC constitutes new team: Nagaland Medical Council (NMC) has constituted its 2nd regular term for a period of five years on February 6 headed by Dr.Joyce Zinyu Angami as president, Dr.Sashimeren Aier as vice president along with eleven other members. Mon DPDB meeting: Deputy Commissioner, Mon, K. Thavaseelan, has informed all District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) members that the monthly meeting of Mon DPDB will be held on February 16, 11 a.m. at the conference hall of DC Mon. All members have been requested to attend the meeting.

crime beat

Kohima excise EEM seize liquor

The seized items at excise custody. DIMAPUR: In view of the ensuing general assembly elections, Kohima Excise Election Expenditure and Monitoring (EEM) duty party after specific information conducted a raid on Tuesday and seized 45 litres (loose form) of assorted Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) stored in a milk container and 56 bottles of assorted IMFL. In a press release, superintendent of Excise & Prohibition and district nodal officer (EEM) Kohima, Vikikhe Aomi, informed that one person

was arrested in this connection. Aomi also informed that Kohima Excise would be carrying out raids/ checking as per the order of Deputy Commissioner (DC) and District Election Officer (DEO) Kohima, Rajesh Soundararajan till assembly elections process scheduled to be held on February 27 was over. Further, Kohima Excise has appealed to the public to report/inform the authority of any illegal activities in their respective wards/colony so as to ensure clean elections.

Excise deptt. issues report on seized drugs, IMFL DIMAPUR: Excise and Prohibition Department has issued reports of seized drugs and Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) from February 1-12 as part of its elections duty. A press release by additional commissioner of Excise & state nodal officer EEM, Visedelie Mepfuo, informed that in view of the ensuing Nagaland Assembly Election 2018 and as per the directive of Election Commission of India and the Chief Electoral Officer, Nagaland, the Excise and prohibition department has been keeping a strict vigil and round the clock duty to check the flow of liquor and drugs in the state. The release informed that the department has seized liquor and drugs worth about Rs. 30 lakh

throughout the state. The department has informed that it has seized 5, 571 litres of IMFL, 3,238 litres country liquor, 9,826 capsules of Spasmo proxyvon, 3,217 tablets of Nitrosun and 600 bottles of codeine. The Excise department conducted 241 raids across the state and has arrested 159 persons while it has imposed Rs. 1, 26,500 as fine and forwarded 5 cases to the court. The release also informed that the state excise and prohibition department as designated the nodal department for election expenditure monitoring has set up a 24x7 control room to monitor the activities in all the eleven districts of the state in order to ensure free, fair and peaceful conduct of election.

Directives/information for assembly elections DIMAPUR: Deputy Commissioner (DC), Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) and District Election Officer (DEO) across the state have issued directives, information related to forthcoming elections. 2nd round training for polling personnel: DC & DEO, Dimapur, Sushil Kumar Patel, has informed that the 2nd Round of training for polling personnel drafted for election duty Dimapur district has been scheduled on February 16-17 at Dimapur College. DC & DEO, Dimapur has also informed that Postal Ballot will be issued on February 16-17 at the training venue to voters enrolled under Dimapur District. He has directed all polling personnel to attend the training without fail and cautioned that disciplinary action would be initiated against the absentees as per relevant sections of law. Facilitation centre: DC & DEO Dimapur, Sushil Kumar Patel, has informed all concerned that a facilitation centre for the purpose of casting Postal Ballot shall be opened on February 16-17, 3 p.m. onwards at Dimapur Government College, near DC Court junction, Dimapur for voters of Dimapur District only. DC & DEO Dimapur has informed that similar facilitation centres shall be set up for voters of other district after receiving ballot papers from their respective districts/constituencies. Schedule of such dates and time shall be intimated in due course of time. ADC& RO 3 Dimapur -III informs: ADC& RO for K




3 Dimapur -III, Sara S. Jamir has informed that constitution of a Standing-Sub Committee for operation of Model Code of conduct (MCC) for 3 Dimapur -III AC has been formed with the following members: ADC& RO, 3 Dimapur III – chairman and ARO, 3 Dimapur –III, representative of Commissioner of Police, Dimapur, representative of BJP/INC/NPF and representative of NDPP/NPP as members. It has been informed that a meeting of the standing sub-committee has been fixed on February 14, 1p.m. at the conference hall of DC Dimapur. All the members have been informed to attend the meeting. KO H I M A : D C & DEO Kohima has informed that the First Level Checking (FLC) and 1st Randomization of EVMs and VVPATs would be held on February 15 at11 a.m. and 2nd Randomization of EVMs and VVPATs and preparation of EVMs and VVPATs on February 16 at 11 a.m. at the conference hall of DC Kohima. DC & DEO Kohima has therefore requested representatives of all political parties to be present and all the contesting candidates to send their representatives to witness the same. HoDs/ drivers informed on vehicle requisition: DC & DEO Kohima has directed all concerned head of department/ officers/ drivers under Kohima district whose office/ attached vehicles have been requisitioned for election duty to report to the Local Ground, Kohima on February 19 at 10 a.m. without

fail. DC & DEO Kohima informed that vehicles in good condition along with driver should report and that action would be initiated as per provision of law for non-compliance of the order. Changes in Kohima polling stations DC& DEO, Kohima, Rajesh Soundararajan, has informed the general public of the changes made in the polling stations under Kohima district as follows: 1. Under 9th Kohima Town AC- PS 1 D Block (Upper) relocated to Deputy Commissioner of Taxes Office. PS 22 Paramedical (Lower) relocated to GMS Merhulietsa. PS 24 Agri Farm Colony relocated to DAO (Agri) Office. PS 29 AG Colony (Upper-1) relocated to Directorate of Veterinary Office. PS 32 AG Colony (Lower-II) relocated to Directorate of Municipal Affairs. 2. Under 10 Northern Angami-I AC- PS 2 Peraciezie relocated to SIEMAT Building, SCERT Office. 3. Under 12 Tseminyu AC - PS 9 Tesophenyu (Lower- I) relocated to Old GPS. PS 44 Tesophenyu (Upper) New Polling Station, located at Council Hall. 4. Under 14 Southern Angami - I AC - new Polling Stations PS 19 Jakhama (Lower - II) located at ZeNaki (Community Hall) and PS 20 Jakhama Town - II located at GHS Jakhama. 5. Under 15 Southern Angami - II AC new Polling Station PS 24 Viswema (ZKhel) located at Yoho Kita (Z-Khel Panchayat Building). The DC has requested

all concerned to take note of the newly created Polling Stations and the relocated Polling Station Buildings. Arm license holders: District Magistrate, Kohima, Rajesh Soundararajan, has directed all licensed arms holders in Kohima district to deposit their arms and ammunition to the nearest Police Stations w.e.f. February13. It has been informed that the arms along with ammunition so deposited shall be kept in Police custody till one week after the declaration of result. The Officer-in-charge of respective Police Station shall issue receipt to each depositor and also maintain proper records and safe custody of the arms. Non-compliance of the order shall lead to cancellation of Arms License and other penal action as per relevant sections of law, stated the order. GO Kohima: Kohima district General Observer for the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly Election, 2018 would be holding a meeting with all candidates/representatives on February 15, 11 a.m. onwards at DPDB Hall, Kohima. A briefing on election expenditure monitoring will also be given during the meeting for the benefit of the candidates.The DC& DEO, Kohima has therefore requested candidates/ representatives to bring their expenditure agents and attend the meeting. TUENSANG: DC& DEO, Tuensang, L. Jamithung Lotha has informed all the Returning Officers (RO), master trainers, political parties, candidates under Tuensang district that

the 2nd Randomization of EVMs/VVPATs for Tuensang district will be held on February 16, 10:30 a.m. at the conference hall of DC Tuensang. Further, DC & DEO Tuensang has informed that preparation and commissioning of machines wpuld commence the same day after the conclusion of 2nd randomization at the conference hall of DC Tuensang. Returning Officers has therefore been requested to inform all candidates in writing to be present or send their authorized representatives at the time of preparation of EVMs. All political parties have asked to send 2 or 3 representatives each. Training for polling personnel: DC& DEO, Tuensang, L. Jamithung Lotha has informed all polling personnel that 2nd round of training programme for the forthcoming General Election to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly will be conducted on the dates and venue as: February 15, 10 a.m. onwards for 1st Polling Officers from serial no 1-125 at GHSS, Tuensang; February 16 1st Polling Officers from serial no 126-310 at GHSS, Tuensang and February 16 for 2nd, 3rd and 4th Polling Officers at GHSS Tuensang. It has been informed that the names of the polling personnel have been displayed in the DC’s office. All polling personnel have therefore been directed to attend the training failing which appropriate disciplinary action will be initiated. LONGLENG: DC & DEO Longleng has informed to all the BLOs (nodal officers to operate

webcasting and offline videograpy) and the presiding officers of 49 A/C and 50 A/C Longleng that training on webcasting and offline videography would be held on February 16 at GHSS Longleng. Requisitioned vehicles: DC& DEO Longleng, John Tsulise Sangtam has directed all requisitioned vehicles to report to the Local Ground, Longleng on February 14, 10 a.m. to check the road useable condition of the requisitioned vehicles. DC& DEO Longleng has warned that failing to comply with the order shall invite necessary action as per section 167 of the Peoples’ Representative Act, 1951 PHEK: In view of the forth coming election to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly, the 2nd phase training for all Polling Officials for Phek District has been scheduled from February 16-19, 10 a.m. at GHSS Phek. The training schedules are: February 16 for presiding officer & 1st polling officer; February 17 for 2nd polling officer & 3rd polling officer and February 19 for 4th polling officer. MON: DC& DEO, Mon, Thavaseelan K, has appealed the general public to forward objectionable messages on short message service/whatsapp/ telegram messengers that are possibly transmitted by persons with vested interests in elections, violating the provisions of Election Laws and Model Code of Conduct as well as the directives of the Election Commission of India on prevention of misuse of SMSs to 9862884498/7005766737.

C. Apok Jamir, candidate from Mokokchung town A/C addressing the gathering at the declaration programme of his candidature on Tuesday.

ATMA conducts various activities DIMAPUR: Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) organised Kisan Ghosthi programme at Hevikhe village on February 10 for piggery and banana farmers and women farmers. During the programme, interaction, sharing of technical knowledge and traditional methods between the extension staffs and farmers were witnessed. Department of veterinary & AH, VAS, Dr. Vekuto highlighted on pig feed management. He explained that feeding contributed 70-75% of total production cost of the pig farm and therefore should be balanced and economical and highlighted on various energy and protein requirements of swine at different stages of growth. He also added that grains - maize, sorghum, oats, other millets, wheat and rice should form the basic ingredients and protein supplements- oil cakes and fishmeal and meatmeal as well.

Further, department of hor ticulture, HEA, Nzanbemo spoke on the topic “cultivation practices of banana” and said that banana, basically a tropical crop, grew well in a temperature range of 15ºC – 35ºC with relative humidity of 75-85%. He mentioned about various pests like weevil and banana diseases like Sigatoka leaf spot, its symptoms and ways to control it and emphasised about bagging techniques. Meanwhile, department of horticulture, HEA, Kunoto demonstrated on planting of round lemon and cited about pit digging of one square feet before one week of planting the sapling, spacing, application of manures, pest management and its marketing value. Earlier, the programme was chaired by BTM, Niuland Block, Demalu Hasnusa, while de-worming tablets and round lemon saplings were distributed to the participants. K





Nagaland Post, Dimapur WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018 Poll Q.: Why are women not willing to contest assembly elections? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%


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They are inhibited due to lack resources 47% and public support Because political parties 45% don’t give the opportunity 8% Can’t say

Next poll

Q: How many of the 3

states of NE will BJP come to power and how?  Alliance in Nagaland. W i n o n i t s ow n i n  Tripura.  Will not win Meghalaya.


(Temperature in ºC)

Max Min

Agartala Times of clouds and sun

29 15


Partly sunny and pleasant

25 11

Guwahati Pleasant with sunny intervals 25 13 Imphal

Partly sunny and pleasant

26 8

Itanagar Partly sunny, a few showers

24 12



17 6


A couple of p.m. t-showers

20 8

Dimapur Partly sunny and nice Mkg

Not as warm with some sun

27 13 22 8

Tuensang Cooler, a stray p.m. t-shower

14 7

A t-storm around in the p.m.

20 13


Observers of different A/Cs hold meetings

Zunheboto Partly sunny and not as warm 19 6

(L-R) General Observer for 39 Sanis A/C & 40 Bhandari A/C, Rajeev Sharma, speaking at the co-ordination meeting at RO’s office Sanis. General observer, Mahesh I. Patel at the meeting with political parties of 13th A/C Pughoboto, at Customary Court Hall on February 12. (DIPR)

DIMAPUR: General Observers of different assembly constituencies across the state organised meetings with candidates, election agents, representatives of political parties, nodal officers and sector magistrate etc. for the ensuing general elections. 39 & 40 A/Cs: General Observer for 39 Sanis A/C and 40 Bhandari A/C, Rajeev Sharma, held a coordination meeting with the candidates and chief agents of 39 Sanis A/C on February 12 at the Office of the Returning Officer (RO) 39 Sanis. According to DIPR report, the observer briefed the gathering on the Model Code of Conduct (MCC). On Randomization of EVMs and VVPAT which is to be conducted shortly, Rajeev urged candidates to appoint an agent during the process. He further appealed all candidates to submit the expenditure statements on time. DC& DEO Wokha, D r. M a n a z i r J e e l a n i

Samoon, informed that extensive review of EVMs by Sector Magistrates will be done from February 16 onwards. To ensure fairness of EVMs and VVPAT, he said first level check has already been conducted and follow up check and randomization will be conducted soon. He asked the candidates to seek prior permission from the respective RO for holding campaign and rally, and to obtain NOC from concerned authorities for campaigning process. Pughoboto: General Observer, Mahesh I Patel, held a meeting with contesting candidates, election agents, representatives of political parties of 13th A/C Pughoboto, Nodal officers and Sector Magistrate on February 12 at the Customary Court Hall. A report from DIPR said that the observer has urged the political parties to follow the rules, regulation and directions of the Election Commission during their canvassing and

campaigns. Mahesh also appealed for cooperation with the election officials and urged them to approach the officials for suggestions and complaints. ADC and DEO, Pughoboto, Avelu Ruho urged the gathering to follow the Model Code of Conduct, so that there will be no complains. He urged the representatives to train their agents for smooth conduct of the election. Independent candidate, Kheyihe Zimomi, was the lone candidate, who attended the meeting. MON: General observers and police observer held a consultative meeting with political parties on February 10 at DC’s Conference Hall, Mon. Addressing the candidate and the political parties, the observers asked the political parties to strictly adhere to the rules and regulations laid down in the Model Code of Conduct by ECI., reported DIPR Political parties/can-

UK army chief visits WWII cemetery

visited Kohima on February 13. The Army chief was received by IG Assam Rifles (North) at its head quarters. Gen. Carter was also briefed on the Battle of Kohima fought during the WW II at the Helipad where the actual battle was fought. Later, the he visited the famous WW II cemetery and laid wreath which was organized for the visiting guests under the aegis of Assam Rifles. Guard of honour was presented to the dignitary. The Chief of General Staff of UK along with his lady wife General Nicholas Carter paying homage to the fallen heroes at Kohima war cemetery. went around the cemetery DIMAPUR: Chief of the Army chief General Nich- DSO, ADC accompanied and paid homage to the General Staff of the British olas Carter, KCB, CBE, by lady Louise Anne Carter fallen heroes.

More support clean election campaign DIMAPUR: In pursuance with the collective decision of the Chakhesang clean election movement, the Chakhesang Public Organisation (CPO) has entrusted Chakhesang Mothers Association (CMA) and its units to check and confiscate any intoxicating items found in possession or transporting within its jurisdiction. In a press statement, CPO general secretary, Mutsivoyi Kotso said CMA and it units have also been authorised to set up “Social Check Gate” or stopped any moving or stationary suspicious vehicle or person at any place deem fit or justified. This social-evil controlling measures within the Chakhesang area will be carried out during the ensuing state assembly election period. Vehicles of security forces, district administration and ECI Election Observers have been exempted. In this regard, CPO sought cooperation from all peace loving citizens and apologised for any inconvenience(s) caused by this exercise. Tsiepfütsiephe council: To maintain peace and tranquillity in the colony during the election, chairman Tsiepfütsiephe council (AG colony) Kohima, Metevil Naleo has informed that no political parties would be allowed to organize or setup camps within the colony during election keeping K Y M C

the interest of the students’ communities who would be appearing various board and university examinations. The council also informed that only genuine voters in the colony will be entitled to cast vote and no proxy voting would be entertained. The council further warned that stern action would be initiated in the event of violation of the above resolutions. AVC: Asukiqa Village Council (AVC) has informed the general public that no party, group or individual will be allowed to carry money, alcohol or any banned items during the period of election within Asukiqa village jurisdiction. The council informed that stern action would be initiated against violators. It also sought cooperation from the public for conduct of clean and peaceful election. KIN: Kuki Inpi Nagaland (KIN) during its meeting held on February 13 has resolved to support the NBCC stand on clean election. This was stated in a press release issued by media cell of KIN. In this regard, Kuki Inpi Nagaland has urged all its federating units to adhere to the principle of clean election and appealed to all the political parties and party workers to maintain peace and harmony. PBPF: Pochury Baptist Pastors’ Fellowship (PBPF) has unanimously decided

to support the “Clean Election Campaign” initiated by Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC). In this regard, 35 members under PBPF took a pledge and appended their signature as head of the church and Christian leaders, to abide and follow the guidelines given by NBCC on Clean Election campaign. ANCSU: All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has acknowledged Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) and its units, Sumi Students Union (SKK), ABAM and all other groups, unions, associations and individuals spearheading clean election campaign. In a statement, ANCSU president, Katho P Awomi and general secretary, Vimeyiekho Vitso have appealed to college students to support and spearhead the clean election both in campaign and in practice. ANCSU said as per the record of election commission in Nagaland the age group between 20-29 years comprise of 23.9 percent electors and considered second highest group, therefore encouraged the college students to be ambassadors of clean election. The union also appealed to all political parties and candidates to have a vision in the field of education and elevate the education system in Nagaland.

didates were also informed to seek prior permission/ inform the DC & DEO whenever a star campaigner is coming to address a rally or whenever they are organizing a public meeting, so that adequate security is provided for peaceful conduct of rally/public meeting. Three general observers, Manoj Kumar, Atul Kumar Gupta and Prabanshu Srivastav including one police observer, Puneet Rastogi have been deployed by the Election Commission of India (ECI) for Mon District. 29 & 30 A/Cs: General Observer for 29 Jangpetkong and 30 Alongtaki A/Cs, J M Pathania held a coordination meeting with the Booth Level Officers on February 12 at Dobashi’s Conference Hall, Mangkolemba. According to DIPR report, Pathania said BLOs being a part of the core team of the electoral process have to ensure free fair election. He also apprised of the

bounden roles and duties of the BLOs besides taking a first-hand assessment of preparedness for the upcoming Assembly Election. ADC, Mangkolemba, Razouvolie Dozo, who also spoke at the meeting, said that Nagaland for the last 6 years has been experiencing a negative growth of the Electoral Roll. He said the success of the electoral process depends on the action and sincerity of the BLOs at the grass-root level. Assuring help form the district administration, he appealed for cooperation from the BLOs in achieving zero proxy/multiple voters. 49 & 50 A/Cs: General Observer, Dr. Raghav Langer, and Police Observer, Jalindar. D. Supekar, for 49 A/C and 50 A/C under Longleng district held a meeting with political parties of the district on February 12 at the office chamber of the DC & DEO, Longleng. According to DIPR report, political parties were briefed of the different aspects of electioneering process and the do’s and don’ts of the Model Code of Conduct for free, fair and peaceful election in the state. Earlier, on February 9, general observer also briefed team and committee members under the Expenditure Monitoring Cell, the Sector Magistrate and Nodal Officers of the district at the conference hall of DC Longleng.

3 Programmes, trainings for ensuing elections

Nodal officer & master trainer, Alongse at the training programme at Government Higher Secondary School Mon on February 13. (DIPR)

DIMAPUR: Various programmes and trainings are being held across Nagaland for the ensuing general assembly elections scheduled to be held on February 27. Mon: 2nd round of training for the presiding officers and 1st polling officers of Mon district was held on Tuesday at Government Higher Secondary School, Mon. According to DIPR report, training for 2nd and 3rd Polling Officers will be held on February 14 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. while 4th polling officers will be trained on February 14 between 1:30 p.m. – 4.30 pm. The third round of training is scheduled on February 22 (for Presiding and 1st Polling Officers) and February 23 (for 2nd, 3rd& 4th Polling Officers). The Time and venue remains the same. Longleng: Second phase of training for Longleng polling officials was held on Tuesday at the

Auditorium of GHSS, Longleng. According to DIPR report, briefing the polling personnel the DC & DEO Longleng, John Tsulise Sangtam, exhorted the polling parties especially the presiding officer to be very careful and sincere in their assigned duties in the polling station. He said the polling stations would be fully equipped with magisterial power to act and take crucial decision during the polling. John asked them to take keen interest during the training session to avoid any doubt and confusion during the polling day because new system like webcasting and offline videography has been introduced to conduct free and fair election. DC & DEO also asked them to coordinate and work as a team so that mistakes are not committed during the poll. Around 900 polling parties attended the training program.

CCEM organises common platform at 16th Pfütsero A/C

DIMAPUR: Chakesang Clean Election Movement (CCEM) organised a common platform for the intending candidates of 16th Pfütsero Assembly Constituency (AC) on February 13 at local ground Pfütsero. In a statement, CCEM said at the programme, convener CCEM, Dr. Küzhopoyo Tünyi, dwelt on the purpose of ‘Clean Election Movement’ and urged the voters to upold the Christian principles, while quoting from the book of (Proverb 15:3). CPO president, Kekhwengulo Lea appealed to the candidates to remain

firm on what they have said in the common platform. He also appealed to all the voters, party workers and villages to maintain peace during election. He also urged the people to refrain from using abusive languages, and informed that no intoxicating elements would be allowed in Chakhesang areas. All the four contesting candidates of 16th Pfutsero AC, Neiba Kronu NDPP, Kewekhape Therie INC, Thenucho Tünyi NPF and Vivolie (Avolie) Kezo NPP spoke for 15 minutes each and highlighted their respective party manifestos, visions and programmes.

DC Mon advisory to students

DIMAPUR: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mon, K. Thavaseelan, has cautioned candidates/ students on placement/jobs obtained through unregistered/unrecognised maritime/sea-fare training institutes. According to DIPR report, DC Mon in a notification has warned that a number of cases of such instances have come to light in the recent past. The DC has informed that such placement should only happen through Recruitment and Placement Service (RPS) entities recognized by/ registered with the Office of the Director General of Shipping (DGS). If not, there is no recourse if untoward incident happen, warned the DC.




told reporters. Tripura is set to go to polls to elect a 60-member Assembly on February 18 and the results would be declared on March 3. Adityanath also alleged that Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and his government have “next to zero” interest in development, despite huge fund allocation from the Centre for education, health and other key sectors. He said the ruling CPI(M) is “promoting anarchy in Tripura” which is why ousting them from power in the ensuing elections is necessary. “The BJP could be the only alternative for good governance in the state,” he said, appealing to the electorate to vote for the party to form a “pro-people” government. Adityanath

alleged that law and order had completely collapsed in Tripura and the government had no moral right to remain in power. If voted to power, the BJP would implement the 7th central pay commission’s recommendations which were not introduced in Tripura, much like what it did in Uttar Pradesh after it came to power 10 months ago, the party leader said. He, however, denied allegations made by Left parties that law and order had deteriorated in Uttar Pradesh. “Law and order is completely under control. There was no incident of riots and central forces did not have to interfere even once in the newly formed BJP government’s rule in UP,” he said.


Shillong, Feb 13: BJP on Tuesday accused Congress of communalising the February 27 assembly polls in Meghalaya instead of replying to the “chargesheet” on the ‘15 Years of Loot, 15 Years of Destruction’. “Congress is creating a negative campaign. It is communalising this election. The Congress party is running away from its shameful track record as they are unable to answer to the scams against it,” BJP National Spokesperson, Nalin Kohli told journalists. “Congress leaders should at least travel beyond the National Highway between Guwahati and Shillong and see how there are more potholes and less roads, how children don’t go to school because teachers are no there,” he asked. Accusing the Congress of using “divisive agenda” in seeking public support in the run up to the assembly

Ultra nabbed in Assam

Diphu, Feb 13: In a joint operation by Red Horns Division of Indian Army and Assam Police, one armed militant was apprehended from Songjang village late Monday night. A press statement issued by the Red Horns Army Division informed that the operation was carried out based on specific intelligence input regarding the presence of armed terrorist inside Songjang village. One.22 mm rifle, few.22 mm bullets and one olive green combat dress was seized from his possession. Army has not provided any information regarding the arrested ultra’s association with any group or outfit. (Correspondent)

Naga novelist delivers lecture at USTM


Easterine Kire with USTM students after the lecture on Tuesday. D imap u r , F e b 1 3 (NPN): Award winning Naga novelist and poet and folklorist, Easterine Kire delivered a lecture on “Literature and Representations: Opening up the Naga Universe” at University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya on Tuesday. The talk and interactive session was organized by the university’s Department of English. “It is important that there should be co-existence between the Naga’s concept of spiritualism and its connection with the natural world”, said the award winning novelist.

Two from NE earn ‘special mentions’ in Forbes list Guwahati, Feb 13 (Agencies): Two achievers from Northeast India, Shiroi Lily Shaiza and Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem have earned ‘Special Mention’ in this year’s Forbes India ’30 Under 30’ list. Shiroi Lily Shaiza from Nagaland, got the mention for her impactful work in “NGO & Social Entrepreneurship.” Shaiza is the Managing Director of Aspora Nagaland and also an Advisor at Entrepreneurs Associates. She was featured in the list which Forbes India described as “achievers who narrowly missed out making it to the final 30 in our Class of 2018. Shaiza, is an alumnus of Symbiosis International, Pune. Bor n in Manipur, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem is an Indian professional footballer who is currently a free agent and giving trials in different European clubs starting with K Y M C

Motherwell. The teenager from Manipur has been an ever-present in the India setup and will be the first choice goalkeeper for the Colts during the U-17 World Cup. At this very young age, this footballer from Manipur was able to add the feather of ‘Forbes’ to his hat.

Kire urged the young generation to learn and gain knowledge about the history, culture and tradition of the region so that they will be able to express themselves authoritatively about their folklorist tradition and culture in the outside world. She emphasized on retrieving the oral folklorist tradition of Nagaland which according to her, has been wiped out during the colonial regime. The lecture was followed by an enthusiastic interactive session with the students. The works of Kire,

who recently won the “Book of the Year Award” at Tata Literature Live Awards 2017 for her novel “Son of the Thundercloud”, has been elemental in opening up the Naga universe. In 2015, she won the “Governor’s Medal for Excellence in Naga Literature”, in 2013 she was honoured with the “Free Voice Award” by Catalan PEN Barcelona and in 2015 she was awarded with “The Hindu Prize” for her novel “Where the River Sleeps”. The majority of her writings are based in the lived realities of the people in Nagaland.


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The Wokha Village Council held a meeting on Sunday 11 of Feb 2018, at Council Hall and decided to organize Common Platform for all the candidates of th 38 Wokha A/C. Wokha Village falling under 38th Wokha A/C is all set to witness a triangular fight among Dr. Chumben Murry (NPF), Dr. T. M. Lotha (BJP) and Shri. Mhonbemo Humtsoe JD(U). In this connection the Council invites all candidates to come and share their manifesto and objective to the general public of Wokha Village on 15th February 2018, 3:00 pm at Village Community Hall. The Council further resolved to allow only three (3) vehicles and maximum ten (10) persons to accompany each candidate during the programme. No poster and banner shall be allowed to be put in the Village for which defaulters will be dealt with appropriate action. The Council requests all the three candidates to come positively on the said given date. The Council shall not allow any candidates to bring or arrange refreshment or any other intoxicating items during the meeting. Light refreshment will be arranged by the Village Council. th

Zuchanbemo Kithan Secretary, Wokha Village Council

The Assam minister said the state government’s attention has been drawn to media reports and to the issue being raised by organisations about a purported move to include Assam territory in proposed Nagalim as part of the peace pact. On the border dispute with Nagaland, the minister claimed that the neighbouring state was not “cooperating with Assam in maintaining peace and status quo along the 512.1 kilometre-long inter-state boundary.” He alleged Nagaland has been attempting encroachment of Assam land with the latest major instance being of setting up a sub-division inside Assam in November last year. Patowary said Assam government has been successfully and firmly resisting such attempts. The minister was hopeful the border dispute would be settled soon as the Supreme Court was dealing with it.



This is to inform to all the party workers of NDPP, BJP and Public under 3- Dimapur- III Assembly constituency that there will be a public meeting with the party indenting candidate Shri Tokheho at Doyapur Town. Therefore, all the party workers and supporters of the candidate are requested to attend the programme positively. Date : 16 February 2018 Time : 11:00 Venue : Doyapur Local Ground DP-1414

Guwahati, Feb 13 (PTI): The Assam government today asserted that no part of the state would be allowed to be included in any proposed Nagalim. Assam Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary told the Assembly that the state government would never accept inclusion of Assam territory in Nagalim. He also assured the House that the government would strongly oppose any move to do so in the future also. He was replying to Opposition Congress MLA Ajanta Neog raising the matter in the Assembly here about media reports that Assam’s land would come under proposed Nagalim. NSCN-IM has been seeking integration of the Naga-inhabited areas of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur into Nagalim. This has been strongly opposed by the three states, currently ruled by the BJP.


S. Yanphamo Tungoe Chairman, Wokha Village Council

IMPHAL, Feb 13: Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh Tuesday claimed that eleven culprits involved in cases related with crime against women and children, and 16 persons involved in mob justice cases have been punished during nearly one year tenure of BJP-led coalition government in Manipur. Tabling the figures, Singh claimed in the house of Manipur Assembly that mob justice has almost checked in the state. Singh said that his government was working hard to check mob justice, crime against women and children in the state and as a result, such unwanted incidents have been remarkably controlled. Mob justice was a common phenomenon, however after the BJP-led coalition government came to power in the state, several steps have been taken up to check such unwanted incidents, the chief minister said. So far 16 persons involved in 11 mob justice incidents have been punished, Singh informed the house. 11 culprits involved in crimes against women have also been punished since the setting up of fast track court to deal with crime against women and children, he said. Singh said, “With rise

‘No part of Assam to be included in proposed Nagalim’

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N Biren Singh in crimes against women, a fast track court was needed to deal with such cases and to deliver justice without delay and the court has served the purpose”. The government is also giving emphasis to control other crimes like extortion, kidnapping,

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We the Mezoma Welfare Forum extend our heartiest congratulations to Smti Achile (Thong) Khatsü, Sr. Lecturer SCERT Kohima for being awarded Governor’s Commendation Certificate on 69th Republic Day Celebration 2018. The Forum wishes her good health and success in her entire future endeavour. Neilhoukhotuo Kielienyü President


Whereas Shri. Vetsho Meche, S/o Lt. Daphu Assistant Lineman, Power Dept. of Ketoupa Colony, Pfutsero, has applied for issue of Succession Certificate under the Indian Succession Act 1925 to draw the service benefits, family pension, Bank A/C etc. belonging to Lt. Daphu of Ketoupa Colony, Pfutsero, Nagaland, who expired on 03-05-2017. Therefore, notice is hereby issued inviting any claims and objections from the public pertaining to the above mentioned property and the same to be submitted to the office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner Pfutsero, within a period of 30 days from issue of this notice. In the event of this office not receiving any claims and objection within the stipulated time, Succession Certificate will be issued to the applicant as prayed for. Zeneikhonuo Vimero, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pfustero K-442



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IMPHAL, Feb 13: Manipur police Tuesday recovered nine vehicles including a car suspected to be stolen ones during a search operation in Imphal East district. At least 21 people including 10 women who could not produce documents to establish their identities were also picked up during the operation, an official source said. Imphal East SP K Meghachandra said that the search operation was conducted as a part of intensified drive against illegal drugs, vehicle lifters and also illegal migrants. Three single barrel guns with expired gun licenses were also recovered during the raid, the SP added. The arrested persons have been handed over to Porompat police station for further verification, the SP said. Police also recovered nine vehicles which include one Alto brand car, six motorbikes of different brands, one Honda Active and one Yamaha Dio without valid documents, he added.

polls, Kohli said, “They are trying to force these agendas and are spreading lies with regards to eating habits, but we have always said political parties don’t decide what people of an area what food they have or what clothes they were that is to be decided by the people of an area.” Reacting to the Congress’ jibe for calling BJP as anti-Christian, the BJP Spokesperson said, “I am charging the Congress party for trying to communalize this election and trying to force the churches into politics which is very unfortunate.” “Are you saying the Christians who are in good number in Goa are antiChristian for voting the BJP. Are you saying the BJP ministers who are Christians whether in Goa, Manipur and Christian voters are anti-Christians. Our agenda is Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas and the Constitution,” he added.


In the view of the forthcoming General Election to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly to be held on 27th February, 2018. The Bamunpukhuri 1 Village Council had resolved the following for peaceful conduct of Election under Bamunpukhuri-1 jurisdiction. 1. Youth camp or concentration of large number of youth under the village jurisdiction will not be allowed. 2. House to house campaigning by outsiders are strictly prohibited except for the candidate or his chief agent. 3. Pasting of posters or painting on the wall by any candidate/ political parties in strictly prohibited. Banners in the main junctions may be allowed. 4. Procession/ rally or public gathering may be organised with the prior permission from the village authority in written. 5. Use of alcohol, shouting slogan and any other anti social activities under the village jurisdiction is strictly prohibited. 6. For strict implementation of the above mentioned rules & regulation, village youth organisation & women organisation is given authority to take necessary action and penalize the defaulters.

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Singh added. He said that his government was serious about alleged involvement of militant groups under suspension of operation in extortion violating ground rules of the truce. In its efforts to check the militant cadres under SoO engaging in illegal activities, police with the help of security force conducted raid and arrested 26 cadres involved in various extortion cases, the chief minister said. While stating that government is concerned about the rehabilitation of the cadres who had surrendered, Singh said that a new surrender policy was prepared which will come into effect from April 1.

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Mnp police recover 9 suspected stolen vehicles

UP CM Yogi Adityanath addressing a press conference at the BJP office in Agartala. (PTI)



Agartala, Feb 13 (PTI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Tuesday said if the BJP was voted to power in Tripura, it would ensure that all welfare schemes of the Centre reach the poor, even in the farthest corner of the Northeastern state. Adityanath, who arrived here yesterday to campaign for party candidates, said the Left Front government failed to reap the benefits of various central schemes in its 25 years of rule in Tripura. He said if the BJP came to power in the state, it would maintain “excellent relations” with the Centre and extend benefits of all central welfare schemes. “Development projects are easier to implement if the same party is in the central and state governments,” the UP CM said. He also said people in Tripura were denied the benefits of the Centre’s flagship schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, Startup India, Stand-Up scheme, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, among others. “The Left Front government is in many ways an impediment for implementing central welfare schemes on poverty alleviation and other sectors,” Adityanath

Congress communalising Mob justice almost checked in Mnp: CM elections in Meghalaya: BJP




The Khensa Senso Service Union takes pride and honour to express our heartiest congratulations to Shri. T. Supongmar, Deputy Director, States Agricultural Research Station (SARS) Yisemyong, Mokokchung for being awarded Governor’s Commendation Certificate on 69th Republic Day (26th January) Celebration 2018 at State Capital, Kohima which brought laurels to the union. We wish and pray that almighty God bless him and great success in the future endeavours. DC-345

Central schemes will reach poor if BJP wins, says Yogi

Nagaland Post, Dimapur WEDNESDAY, February 14, 2018

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Whereas application under Succession Act 1925 for grant of Succession Certificate for the estate/pension benefits of Late Hem Bahadur Rana has been applied by Smti. Purna Kumari Rana, W/o Lt. Hem Bahadur Rana R/o H.No Nepali Kashiram, Dimapur, Nagaland for possession of : (1) Pension benefits. (2) SBI Bank A/C No. 31149486193 (3) SBI Bank A/C No. 30858277112 who expired on 09.01.2018. Notice is hereby given that any person having interest in the administration of the estate/pension benefits of the said deceased may if she/he so desire appear in this court on or before the said day of 12th March' 18. Given under the hand and seal of the court on this 12th Feb' 18. (S. Hukato Swu) Principal District and Sessions Judge DP-1412 Dimapur : Nagaland K Y M C


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Prez commends ‘Ujjwala Yojana’ PM asks Ujjwala beneficiaries to work for village cleanliness

son said. The president said that he was confident that these panchayats will prove to be very useful. The ‘LPG Panchayat’ was organised by the Oil ministry with an aim to provide a platform for LPG consumers to interact with each other, promote mutual learning and share experiences. Each such panchayat has about 100 LPG customers coming together, near their living areas, to discuss safe and sustainable usage of LPG, its benefits and the link between clean fuel for cooking and women’s empowerment. The ministry intends to conduct 1 lakh such panchayats across India before March 31 next year.

Swati Maliwal launches ‘Rape Roko’ movement New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS): Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Tuesday launched a ‘Rape Roko’ movement against sexual violence and announced holding of mass demonstrations across the country on March 8 -- the day marked as International Women’s Day. She led a march from Vishwavidyalaya Metro station to the Delhi University Arts Faculty where she addressed a gathering of students and exhorted them to express outrage on crimes against women and infants. The Commission, she said, will send 100,000 letters containing commission’s demands signed by one lakh individuals to the prime minister and work towards turning the ‘Rape Roko’ into a true people’s movement. “I can’t tell you how horrified, how terrified, how troubled I am... there’s no conversation, there’s no public anger, there’s no outrage,” she said on the rape of an eight-month-old some days ago. “We’ve done whatever we could. We have

Swati Maliwa gone to courts, spoken to leaders, tried writing letters to the government but it has not worked till now,” she added. That’s why, she said, the Rape Roko movement had been launched. “I really want that this movement should become a people’s movement, and I feel that people will come down on the streets and they will express their anger in a peaceful manner,” she said. As a means of deterrence to such crimes against infants, Maliwal advocated the death penalty within six months of the crime for the perpetrator. She also said trials of crimes against women should also be completed within six months.

Mongolian border force team being trained by BSF

Indore, Feb 13 (PTI): The Border Security Force (BSF) is giving sniper weapon training to the Mongolian border protection agency GABP. “A ten-member team, comprising officers from the rank of sergeant to that of lieutenant colonel of Mongolia’s General Authority for Border Protection (GABP), is being trained in the use of sniper weapons,” said inspector general B K Mehta of the BSF’s Central School of Weapons and Tactics here.

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New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS): Disgruntled BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Tuesday openly came out in support of Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury, saying “we are fond of you” and those who “oppose women’s empowerment and laughter would melt soon”. “Laugh Renuka laugh! We love you, we’re fond of you and wish you well. Don’t worry, be happy,” Sinha tweeted. “Let them cr y and shout hoarse. Things will settle down. Those who oppose women’s empowerment and laughter would melt soon. We all will have the last laugh. Long live ‘Nari Shakti’ (women’s empowerment). Jai hind!,” the Patna Sahib MP said. Sinha’s remarks came in the wake of the controversy that erupted on February 7 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a dig at Chowdhury after she laughed loudly when he claimed that the Aadhaar idea was conceptualised during the (Atal Bihari) Vajpayee government. Modi was replying to the debate on the motion of thanks on President’s address in the Rajya Sabha.

KALBURAGI, Feb 13 (AGENCIES): Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that if his party is voted to power at the Centre, it would reform the current GST and simplify it by trying to make it a single-slab tax and cap it at a “decent” level. Rahul Gandhi, who has been highly critical of the manner in which the tax was implemented and had termed it “Gabbar Singh Tax”, said that a “huge amount” of confusion related to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) would also be removed. “Our position is very clear. When we come to power, we will reform the current GST and simplify it. We will attempt to make it a one tax and cap it at a decent level. We will also try to remove the huge amount of confusion that you all are facing,” he told professionals and entrepreneurs at an interaction here. The Congress had a concept of GST, which was to simplify lives of the people, but it is complicated as of now, Rahul Gandhi said. “We had the idea of having one tax and put those

Defence acquisition worth Rs 16k cr

Jha alleges ‘threat to life’ from Jyotiraditya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked beneficiaries of the Ujjwala Yojana to work towards ensuring cleanliness in their respective villages too to help improve the health of co-residents. Modi, who interacted with over 100 beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at his residence here, also laid emphasis on ending all forms of discrimination against the girl child. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, initiated by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural, aims to safeguard the health of women and children by providing clean cooking fuel. The beneficiaries, who belong to different states, earlier attended the ‘LPG Panchayat’ hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind. An official release said the beneficiaries told the Prime Minister about the positive change in their lives through the use of LPG for cooking. “The Prime Minister encouraged them to talk on various aspects of their day-to-day lives,” the release said. In response to the observation of beneficiaries, Modi mentioned Saubhagya Yojana, which has been launched by the Union government to provide electricity connections to every home. “He exhorted the gathering to work towards ensuring cleanliness in their villages. He said this will improve the health of the entire village, much the same way as the Ujjwala Yojana had improved the health of their family members,” the release said. Lauding the Ujjwala Yojana, some of the beneficiaries also discussed specific development challenges in their respective areas. Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan was present on the occasion.

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS): The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday approved the purchase of military hardware worth Rs 15,935 crore (almost $2.5 billion). These include procurement of Advanced Torpedo Decoy Systems (ATDS), light machine guns, assault rifles and sniper rifles. “This procurement will meet the operational requirement of the troops deployed on the borders. A concurrent proposal is being processed for the balance quantity to be procured under the ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ categorisation,” the Defence Ministry said in a release. The DAC also accorded approval for procurement of 7.4 lakh assault rifles for the three services. These rifles will be made in India under the categorisation of ‘Buy and Make’, through both Ordnance Factory Board and Private Industry at an estimated cost of Rs

Nirmala Sitharaman 12,280 crore, it said. In the last one month, to equip the soldiers on the border with modern and more effective equipment, the DAC has fast-tracked procurement of the three main personal weapons -- rifles, carbines and light machine guns. The DAC also approved procurement of 5,719 sniper rifles for the Indian Army and Indian Air Force at an estimated

cost of Rs 982 crore. “While these high precision weapons will be bought with ‘Buy Global’ categorisation, the ammunition for these will be initially procured and subsequently manufactured in India,” the Ministry said. To enhance the antisubmarine warfare capabilities of Indian Naval Ships, the DAC accorded approval for the procurement of Advanced Torpedo Decoy Systems (ATDS) for the Indian Navy. The ‘Mareech’ system has been developed indigenously by the Defence Research and Development Organisation and has successfully completed extensive trial evaluations. The Mareech systems will be produced by Bharat Electronics Limited, Bengaluru at an estimated cost of Rs 850 crore, it said.

large number of items that are used by poor people and common man outside the GST. Cap the single tax at 18 per cent. That was our GST,” he said. The BJP and the NDA had a long-drawn battle with the Congress in Parliament over the tax, Rahul Gandhi said. The Congress kept telling them not to put in place a five-tier GST and to do a pilot project before implementing the tax or otherwise it would be a “disaster”, he said. Rahul said that before the GST was passed, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had met finance minister Arun Jaitley with a message to do a pilot project

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Ashok Chavan Mumbai, Feb 13 (PTI): The Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Ashok Chavan today ridiculed the state government for placing a safety net over the open space across the first floor of Mantralaya. The PWD department installed the net to prevent suicides after two individuals tried to jump off the corridors of the seven-sto-

reyed building. Chavan, who is touring the areas in Marathwada which were affected by hailstorms, told reporters that the situation was such today that safety nets would have to be set up not just at Mantralaya but everywhere. He alleged that despite over 24 hours having passed since the hailstorms in different parts of the state, no government official had visited the affected areas to conduct panchnamas or provide relief. “About seven to eight people have reportedly died. It was expected that the government would take quick decisions to provide compensation. So far, no government official has visited these areas to conduct panchnamas and provide relief to the affected farmers,” Chavan said.

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Pursuing to fulfil the commitments of ‘No Voter to be left behind’ and ensuring ‘Accessible Elections’ in this general election under the direction of the Election Commission of India, the Department have taken up with the government of Nagaland to provide following amenities in the polling stations so that the rigours of polling processes gets reduced and making it a pleasant experience on the day of poll for all categories of voters, the following measures are initiated: 1. Effort being made to provide minimum facilities for the voters in the polling stations like: a. Drinking water, b. Electricity, c. Ramp for PwD Voters, d. Toilet and e. Waiting shed, 2. Giving special entry passes into the polling station to the following to cast votes without waiting in queue: a. The identified Person with Disability Voters, b. Even those unidentified PwD voters, if produce Disability Id Cards to the presiding officer, can be facilitated (such cases can be reported to the ERO for recording later), c. Octogenarian & older voters, d. Pregnant women voters (if identified by Anganwadi Workers, etc) e. Women Voters with babies in arms. 3. Under Rule 49N of the Conduct of Elections Rules 1960, the infirm / blind voters can have one companion to the polling booth to record vote in the machine as per choice. 4. The balloting unit of EVM, on the right side of press button, contains Braille numerals (Sl Nos) for visual impaired voters to select their choice of candidate / NOTA to cast vote. 5. The electoral law not only guarantee equality of PwDs but also mandates the election machineries to facilitate their access and participation in the electoral processes within the polling station, among others, like provision of ramps for wheelchair-user voters and parking facilities for the vehicles of the PwD voters at the premises.

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Bhopal, Feb 13 (IANS): BJP MP from Madhya Pradesh, Prabhat Jha on Tuesday said he faces a threat to his life from Congress’ Jyotiraditya Scindia and has sought the Election Commission’s intervention. “At a Congress meet in Rajoda village, a man, in presence of Scindia and Madhya Pradesh Congress incharge Deepak Babaria said that he will teach me a lesson. This shows that the man was having support from Scindia,” Jha told reporters here, citing the complaint he has made to the poll panel. He also said that if anything happened to him during the election, Scindia will be responsible for it. In his letter, he also demanded that the EC should control anti-social elements in the two constituencies where bypolls are scheduled.

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before implementing it and that the party did not agree with a five-tier GST. “You do not have majority in Parliament. You can bulldoze us in the Lok Sabha, but whatever you do, please do a pilot project. Do not put an untested system on 1.3 billion people... it will be a disaster,” the Congress president said. However, Jaitley’s response was that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken a decision on the matter and it would be done at midnight on a specific date, he claimed. “We said please tell Modi that the systems have not been tested ... websites have not been tested. Please test them, run the system for three months and then apply. They said no and the results are before us,” Rahul Gandhi said. The Congress president assured professionals and entrepreneurs that the specifics of GST-related problems would be raised in Parliament, if they provided details on the matter. Gandhi concluded his four-day campaign in northern parts of poll-bound Karnataka today.



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NEW DELHI, Feb 13 (AGENCIES/IANS): President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said the ‘Ujjwala Yojana’ being run by the government is a step towards women’s empowerment. Kov i n d s a i d t h i s while hosting an ‘LPG Panchayat’ at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion, the president said that the ‘Ujjwala Yojana’ is strengthening women’s empowerment, a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said. He congratulated the ministry of petroleum and natural gas for making efforts to advance social justice through health, welfare and empowerment of women, the spokesper-

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This is issued for all stakeholders to comply and the PwD voters to come out and participate in this election and make our democracy wholesome and reflective of people’s choices and aspirations. (ABHIJIT SINHA) IAS CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER NAGALAND : KOHIMA DC-342



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Between The Lines

Vol. XXVIII NO. 68 Dimapur, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018


Unending debate

ll the to and fro exchange or attack and counter-attack over the issue of communalism versus secularism currently being fired by the NBCC, NPCC and BJP presently coincides with the ongoing election. Secularism is the twin of liberalism and in the present context of a changing scenario the two are under severe attack from fanaticism and terrorism. That is why the expressions of the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) that the BJP poses a threat on secularism and also anti-religious minority (meaning also Christianity) need further clarification. As commented in this column, the debate over secularism versus communalism becomes loudest during elections. It is indeed a poor reflection of the inability of ‘so-called secular forces’ in not taking the fight away from the forum of politics. In particular, the Congress party has no basis to suggest it is as secular as it wants to be seen. The past decades would prove that in states ruled by Congress, there were as frequent atrocities against minorities and laws passed that were aimed against Christian mission activities. The debate on communalism and secularism will continue as it evokes strong reactions and responses. For religious minorities, the issue is about tolerance from the caste-ridden prejudiced majority religions and enforcement of rule of law on those extreme rightwing anti-social elements who have taken up the role a Talibans. The Hindutva ideology seeks to establish the hegemony of Hindus and the Hindu way of life, as interpreted by the RSS and through a subtle guise of nationalism. The RSS and BJP do not address the real concern of intolerance as this comes from the core Hindutva ideology. They see India as one nation of one people, under one dominant religion and one constitution (that has no place for special privileges). For the BJP and RSS the discourse today is not secularism but nationalism versus terrorism. This is where secular parties lose the plot and are still unaware of the hidden danger.After the coming to power of Narendra Modi and his able right hand man Amit Shah in 2014, the BJP has never in its wildest dream, ever thought it would be in total dominance politically, socially and culturally and with 90% of the Indian media under its grip. Modi has not only succeeded in demolishing the Congress but also any opposition. He has unfolded the dream of a ‘vipaksh mukt Bharat’, an India without any opposition – a hugely alarming prospect in a democracy. In the process he has not left his own party untouched as all those leaders who had built and nurtured the party have been gradually elbowed to the twilight zone. From a vibrant cadre based party the BJP of Shah and Modi has evolved into a two-man party. Modi’s cabinet resembles an army of chocolate cream soldiers as no minister has any real power or veto. A national media once reported that a minister who holds an important portfolio confided that all ministers hold only notional power. The minister confirmed that none of them can say a word in a cabinet meeting since everything is pre-approved by Modi and his all-powerful and allreaching PMO and the cabinet comes only to puts its stamp of approval. That is the BJP and its aim is to rule all of India through any means.

DailyDevotion The Devotion of Hearing Samuel answered, “Speak, for Your servant hears.” —1 Samuel 3:10 Just because I have listened carefully and intently to one thing from God does not mean that I will listen to everything He says. I show God my lack of love and respect for Him by the insensitivity of my heart and mind toward what He says. If I love my friend, I will instinctively understand what he wants. And Jesus said, “You are My friends…” (John 15:14). Have I disobeyed some command of my Lord’s this week? If I had realized that it was a command of Jesus, I would not have deliberately disobeyed it. But most of us show incredible disrespect to God because we don’t even hear Him. He might as well never have spoken to us. The goal of my spiritual life is such close identification with Jesus Christ that I will always hear God and know that God always hears me (see John 11:41). If I am united with Jesus Christ, I hear God all the time through the devotion of hearing. A flower, a tree, or a servant of God may convey God’s message to me. What hinders me from hearing is my attention to other things. It is not that I don’t want to hear God, but I am not devoted in the right areas of my life. I am devoted to things and even to service and my own convictions. God may say whatever He wants, but I just don’t hear Him. The attitude of a child of God should always be, “Speak, for Your servant hears.” If I have not developed and nurtured this devotion of hearing, I can only hear God’s voice at certain times. At other times I become deaf to Him because my attention is to other things— things which I think I must do. This is not living the life of a child of God. Have you heard God’s voice today?


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wo more policemen died in the valley. This is not the first time that there is casualty in Kashmir. But the disconcerting aspect is that killings are taking place at regular intervals. New Delhi has not been able to quell violence. Probably, the cause is eluding the Narendra Modi government at the centre. That has to be tackled if violence has to be stopped. That at least two militants could sneak into the hospital complex to free the jailed LeT terrorist from Pakistan is alarming, indeed. This means there is no safe place in the valley. But the worst is the terrorists have no consideration for even the sick. At the same time, it also exposes our security set up when the 22-two year old Mohammad Naveed Jhutt, who was arrested in Kulgam in Kashmir in 2014, managed to escape with the assailants during broad daylight from outside the government-run hospital, where he had been taken for medical check-up. The terrorists seemed to have had a foolproof setup working in the valley to know when and where Jhutt would be taken as

Security for all not feasible

they have been lying in wait in the hospital’s parking lot before opening fire when he was brought along with other prisoners. Jhutt is believed to have been involved in multiple attacks, including on some civilians and army personnel. In fact, every political party has someone to inform it about the arrival of any outsider in Srinagar. The terrorists and others line-up resistance according to the danger posed. The intelligence system of militants is too porous. The Mehbooba Mufti’s government admits to its failure. All the stone-pelters have been released apparently as a goodwill gesture. But the real reason behind the release is the popular support they have. The situation is such that the old militants like Yasin Malik or Shabbir Shah have become irrelevant today. The youth is leading and making no secret of the fact that they want a separate Islamic country of their own. They are neither pro-Pakistan, nor pro-India. They are pro-themselves and have made it clear to Islamabad that their movement is to prepare for their own entity.

New Delhi realizes it but has no alternative to offer to them. Its answer seems to be security forces which are suffering more and more casualty. Strangely former chief minister Farooq Abdullah introduced religion by declaring that the youth is the new identity of Islam. They are Muslims he says. But thank god, he doesn’t Kuldip question Srinagar’s accession to New Delhi. Pakistan understands that the entire partition formula would come to be questioned if it underlines the entity factor. Therefore, it emphasizes that the two countries should across the table and find solution which is acceptable to both. That, in fact, means Islamabad does not want to face the fact. The reality is that the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is sought to be a separate Islamic country. New Delhi has made it clear that it would not have talks until it is assured that Pakistan would not give shelter to terrorists, nor would it be a party to militancy. But this is only a pipedream. True, Islamabad’s proxy war in the shape of mercenaries,

the ISI saboteurs and even the armed forces—Pakistan describes all this as ‘its moral and diplomatic support’ to the militants—has not allowed the state to settle down to normalcy for years. In the last one decade, the interference from across the border has been colossal. Still, frankly speaking, India has had no policy on Kashmir Nayar and it has committed mistake after mistake. One can go back to the time when Sheikh Abdullah, then Kashmir’s sole leader, was detained in 1952 because he wanted India to live up to its promise of autonomy. That meant transferring all powers to Srinagar except those relating to foreign affairs, defence and communications. Or to 1989, when the state assembly elections were rigged to force the Kashmir youth infer that the ballot box would not bring them power, but the bullet might. Pakistan was only looking for an opportunity when the angry young Kashmiris would cross the border to get training and arms. That it smuggled in some of its own armed men

to guide them was natural because it had waited for nearly four decades to build an uprising in the valley. In the militancy and the state’s response that followed, a large number of Kashmiris and members of security forces lost their lives. The Kashmiri leaders, particularly the younger lot, have to face the realities. An opportunity is coming their way in the shape of the Lok Sabha election next year. If they are in the same House, they can demand from the nation what has been denied to them even after the 1952 Delhi Agreement, that is, their special status. They can insist on all precautions for a fair election. But they cannot afford to miss the opportunity. By getting elected to Parliament, the Kashmiri leaders will have an opportunity for disproving the government allegation that their support was primarily because of fear and fundamentalism they have spread in the valley. They should understand this as the uncertain situation in Kashmir has led New Delhi to deny the state the liberal economic assistance which it should get. Many packages have been announced

in the past decades. It was first Rajiv Gandhi who promised an allocation of Rs 2,000 crore. The successive prime ministers after him have been raising the figure, but never allocating even a fraction of it. Delhi has also misread to some extent the reason for people’s sulkiness there. Had there been economic development in the state, the Kashmiri youth’s focus of attention would have been different. One has only to think of the days when they would look forward to the arrival of tourists. After going through intermittent violence, the Kashmiris have realized that there is no go from the tourists who come in large number and spend money. Today, people are sick of violence. The security forces and the terrorists from across the border have made them live on edge. Poor living conditions have deteriorated further. They want development, not politics, which the Mehbooba government has been lately selling to them vigorously. A responsive, clean and purposeful administration in the state would have lessened their and Delhi’s headaches.



The truth about election

lection is one of the greatest opportunities for someone to display his or her political prowess. Indeed, it’s a time for an individual to gain social status also. Sadly, during election we have been witnessing so many negative acts and wrong doings practised by the political parties in different capacities which have serious impacts for the future generations. Such practises are very common in Nagaland. To begin with, Capturing of polling booth is very common issue and considers a dirty political move practise during the process of election. Booth capturing is a stereo type politics where justice is denied to the voters to cast their vote. Booth capturing is a type of electoral fraud which is prevalent in India and a few other countries, in which party loyalists “capture” a polling booth and vote in place of legitimate voters to ensure that their candidates wins the election. In other words, in our state context booth capturing is the use of muscle power by the superior political party and suppressing the voters to exercise their votes. So many cases have been reported in India as well as in Nagaland about the booth capturing during election time. We all aware that according to section 135A of representation of the People Act 1951 on ‘Offence of Booth Capturing’ provides- whoever commits an offence of booth capturing shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than one year but which may extend to three years with a fine. But in reality, hardly after having scrutiny of the situation, in some polling stations re polls were conducted otherwise, the rest of the other polling stations were left unchecked. In the spotlight of this event, where are the values and aspirations of the enthusiast voters in order to fulfil the democratic set up if justice is denied. Justice denial is like a disease in the concept of democracy (democracy which means the government of the people by the people and for the people).

It means the power is belongs to the people. Hence, the people’s voice is important while choosing a leader, people’s participation is important in every aspect of life irrespective of superiority, inferiority, religion, caste, creed and colour. The earliest democracy in the world began in Athens, in 510 BC; in Athens they let all the free adult citizens to vote whether rich or poor. Democracy spread around Mediterranean Sea but was crushed down by the Mighty Roman Empire. Democracy spread around the world in the modern era with the United States poised to take its interest in spreading democracy after the era of cold war was ended. Long before the spread of democracy, since time immemorial the leadership was chosen by a few trusted loyalties that led to a succession of a throne by having a legal heir. Sometimes leadership were chosen after waging a war from the warring groups for the throne (be it chieftainship or kingship). And today, the democracy is practise all over the world (except for some countries with absolute monarchy rule, constitutional monarchy rule, oligarchy rule, authoritarian rule, totalitarian rule etc.) Another serious consequence during election is the causing of multiple property damage where assault and instigating on each other is a common phenomenon. Breaking away of good relationship among clans, ceasing of good bonding of friendship, damaging of one’s good reputation and full of suspicious against each other are also common syndrome during election. In short, during election No mercy+ No regret = Death and Destruction. Some go beyond to the extent of using weapons for the sake of getting power. What an immature act we used to commit crimes beyond humanity. Like other advance nations where the leader is chosen by having public debating basing on particular subject by the intending candidates, concomitantly, our intending candidates should be given

such a platform during election in order to prove their capabilities as a great and visionary leader. Coming to Nagaland where democratic system of election is practise in electioneering process, sometimes opportunity is denied to the voters to practise the true essence of democratic set up. The slogan of one man one vote must be practise by one and all right thinking people. Massive exploitation of the voters during election is imminent in current scenario. Article 326 of the constitution of India grants universal adult suffrage to every eligible Indian citizen who has attains the age of 18 years and therefore should be given an opportunity to cast their vote without exploitation and let their psyche freely exercise their votes. Another negative practise during election is the erroneous electoral name of the same person in different polling stations. In many cases when the voters enters inside the polling booth to exercise his or her vote, but to the great disappointment of the voters their names will be already casted out by the proxy voters. This kind of malpractices should be rectified. I think in today’s world practicing of vote capturing by tampering of EVM’s or by using muscle power doesn’t have any room in a civilised society where free and fair franchise is exercised and it is also a crime against one’s rights and against humanity. In reality of life in Nagaland, we often say with our slogan ‘Nagaland for Christ’ but we often commits the same mistake. It is really shameful for us because these malpractices were committed in the polling station sometimes right in front of our Churches. Is God willing to forgive our sins for what we have been committing? God surely do forgive us but not for multiple mistakes that have been committed by human creed. Earlier, Church and Politics go hand in hand in decision making and administration but as times passed by Church was segregated from Politics. Politics in

yesteryear was considered as a holy institution but today with the influence of money power and ideological warfare among and between the political parties to gain control of power, leaders engage with war of words, indulge in nuisance campaign and instigate each other to attract the voters and therefore, we often says “politics is a dirty game” instead of saying politics as compatriotism, dynamism and statesmanship with good political ideology, political will and political wisdom to lead the people and to serve the people. Our political set up is clearly divided in the lines of gender discrimination. Naga women too are trying to have a mark in the Nagaland Legislative Assembly but unable to succeed. Though we always talk about women empowerment but it is only in theory. Mostly women rights were denied. Practically, we are behind others (like those who even kill their wife for the sake of dowry or kill the infant born baby just because the baby is girl). Women of other states in India like Uma Bharti, Mamata Banerjee, Rabri Devi etc had already headed the state government and has been heading the strong and stable government. All this principle shows that they have strong respect for women. Whereas in the case of Naga women even to be a municipal leader we have strong resentment citing various reasons from the male dominated polity/society. But this time we have some women candidates searching for their respective chair in the 60 member assembly in the coming election. Hence, it is high time for us to ask ourselves with series of questions and opens our hallucinated eyes to see clearly what system is going on in our land and raise our voices for a free and fair election, avoid using of muscle power for booth capturing and stick on clean election campaign in order to make our land free from corruption in the upcoming state general election. Yarangchang Imchen

Wealthy churches but poor for mission


igantic and magnificent church buildings now a day has become the hallmark of Nagaland and this is interpreted or understood as an emblem of spiritual prosperity by many. Apparently, each of our town churches is capable of supporting roughly 4-5 domestic and 1-2 overseas missionaries. Notably, a good number of churches exists that send their missionaries with adequate financial security in the form of salary, health insurance, and other miscellaneous benefits. On the other hand, there are likewise many churches that love to wear a “crown of praise” without a sense of appropriate financial obligation towards their missionaries. Some even send their lone missionary with titbit salary from the mighty treasure, inharmoniously those churches love to speak in public with the puffed-up chest. Some of our local churches resemble the description of the Dead Sea. It is said that millions of gallons of water pour in but it won’t let any water flow out, making it one of the saltiest lake devoid of marine creatures. Similarly, lakhs of rupees in the form of tithes and offering flows inside our churches but unfortunately, there is no outflow of funds for God’s mission. Interestingly, some churches have invented numerous innovative ideas and sermons on “Christian giving” but

ironically they themselves haven’t learned the true meaning of giving. Our poor contribution to mission impacts not only on our missionaries’ life but also portrays Christianity as an inferior religion for the reason that each poorly paid missionary represents Christianity in general. Close the palm of your hands and find nothing except bitterly stinking sweat. Certainly, our Lord measures the value of giving based on how much we hold back for ourselves and not how much we give away. The more wealth we allow assimilating into our churches the more the corruption will take place, turning our blessings into a curse. The management of money hasn’t always been an easy job throughout our Christian history neither is our scripture silent on the matter. For instance, 1 Timothy 6:10 says “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” I earnestly pray that our local churches consider a theme “mission for Christ and mission a heartbeat of Christ.” I believe, being open-handed for Christ’s mission will certainly apprise the believers in their tithes and offerings being put to use fittingly. Mika K. Achumi, 4 Mile Diphupar, Dimapur

Reader’s Post


Call for clean election

I am happy to see many organizations coming out to support Clean Election Campaign initiated by Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC). But, one should understand that the success of the campaign depends on each and every individual. On the other hand, those organizations, which have passed resolutions on clean election, should also implement the resolutions in their respective jurisdictions in letter and in spirit, so that others may follow in the coming days. As responsible citizens, if we want to bring changes for our future generations, it is our foremost duty to ensure that we should first clean our kitchen. James Lotha

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


HYDERABAD, Feb 13 (AGENCIES): AIMIM leader and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi has questioned how a ‘cultural organisation’ like the RSS could compare itself to the Indian army. “It is an insult to the Army,” he said in a reaction on Tuesday to RSS leader Mohan Bhagwat’s statement that RSS would be ready to jump into war in three days before the Indian Army could prepare for it in six months. “Bhagwat should stand on border with his cadre if he truly believes in what he said,” Asaduddin Owaisi tweeted. Speaking to TOI on Tuesday, Owaisi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be blamed for all the terror attacks that have been happening in the country. “Time and time the question is raised about the patriotism of Muslims to the country. In Jammu, five out of seven killed in the terror attack were Muslims, including a woman. Does this not show how patriotic Muslims are?” he commented. Asked if the perception would change, Asaddudin Owaisi said, “It will not change. I know that

Owaisi questions the silence on Muslims’ death in J&K attack

Mohan Bhagwat and Asaduddin Owaisi.

for sure. All that happens is insults are heaped on us and I am targetted for verbal attacks. And I do not care about whether they change their perception or not,” he said. Asaduddin Owaisi wondered for long how the terror attacks would continue. “Everyone knows the neighbouring country is pushing the terrorists into India. The government has failed to learn lessons from any incidents despite many lives being lost. Is this not intelligence failure. Where does the buck stop? The Prime Minister alone is answerable and should explain why the attacks are not being prevented,” he said. Owaisi wondered why

the RSS was being quiet when five out of seven killed in in Sunjwan attack were Kashmiri Muslims. “They question Muslim’s love and loyalty for the country and call Indian Muslims as Pakistani,” he said adding that the media was also responsible for allowing them a platform to spread canards. “PDP-BJP govt in J&K have completely failed in securing the country,” he said. On Mohan Bhagwat’s statement about RSS readiness to engage the enemy in war, he said, “How can a cultural organisation compare itself with army? It is a very grey message which may have many repercussions and its an insult of our Indian Army.

Citing the five Kashmiri Muslims, including soldiers, killed in the terror attack on a Jammu Army camp, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday slammed those who question the patriotism of Muslims, asking why they were silent on this issue. “Every day at 9pm on television the nationalism of Muslims is questioned and questions are also raised on Kashmiris. “Out of the seven killed in Jammu, five were Kashmiri Muslims including a woman who was pregnant. Now everybody is silent on their death,” Owaisi said, asking “why such silence on this issue”? The Hyderabad MP said the people “who question the integrity of Muslims and those who call Muslims Pakistani” will have to take a lesson from this. “We (Muslims) are giving our lives but the terrorists are killing us too as they are not discriminating anybody on the basis of religion. They treat everyone as Indian. But there are many such people in the country who still question our integrity,” Owaisi added.

NPP backs hohos, NGOs for early Naga solution knowledge without any political bias. It asserted that it stood strongly for appointments on the basis of professional calibre rather than backdoor political appointments to ensure greater transparency and quality development. The manifesto further said that NPP would seek more representation of Nagas in Parliament on a par with other Indian States and pressurise the Central government to allot additional seats in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. While reiterating its commitment to development of Eastern Nagaland and other lesser developed areas of the State, the

party also promised drastic changes in rural administration whereby the service conditions, including salary of village guards, would be enhanced. NPP also promised to improve road conditions of the State and initiate a border ring road from Tizit to Pangsa International Trade Centre via Longwa International Trade Centre, Aboi, Monyakshu, Noklak and Pangsa International Trade Centre to Avankhu International Trade Centre via Noku, Wazuku. It also assured electorate of constructing a road from Dimapur to Tizit, besides a four-lane road from Dimapur to Pangsa.

The party’s manifesto also focused on industrial growth and development, generation of more electricity and harnessing of non-conventional energy, agricultural development through sustainable growth and organic farming, promotion of tourism and cultural heritage of Nagas, modernisation and upgrade of airport and railway station, employment opportunities and skill development for unemployed youth, modern facilities and quality healthcare, development of education on all fronts, gender equity and women & youth empowerment and development of sports and youth resources.

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New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS): Supreme Court judge Justice A.M. Khanwilkar on Tuesday recused himself from hearing the case of alleged corruption in the purchase of Bofors 155 mm howitzers guns. Justice Khanwilkar, part of a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, did not give any reason for recusing himself. The matter will now be heard before a new bench on March 28. Bharaitya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ajay Agrawal had challenged the May 31, 2005 verdict of the Delhi High Court discharging Britain-based Hinduja brothers - Srichand, Gopichand and Prakash Hinduja - in the case of alleged corruption in the purchase of Bofors. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told the apex court that it has also filed an appeal against the high court order on February 2. In its plea against the 2005 high court verdict, it had cited some new facts that need to be investigated as a ground for the reopening of the Bofors case. Though CBI cited “new facts” but it will have a difficult task in persuading the top court to entertain its plea after sitting over it for 12 long years. Agrawal, who had contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Rae Bareli against then Congress President Sonia Gandhi, has been pursuing the case for over a decade in the top court. The court had asked Agrawal to satisfy it on his locus as a third party to challenge an order in a criminal case.

exhorted. The NPF president clarified that though NPF was an alliance partner of BJP for 14 years, the former could not agree to seat-sharing since it knew the consequences would be very negative. Subsequently, the newly-floated Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) came forward offering BJP 30 seats in the 60-member House, before finally giving away 20 seats, he added He alleged that the intention of NDPP for seat-sharing with BJP was capture power at the cost of Naga people. However, he maintained no force could break apart the Naga people for they could no longer be fooled by power mongers and declared that NPF was prepared to protect the Naga people. Speaking on the occasion, NPF candidate Swu asserted that NPF was not just a political party, but a “Naga-mandated” political party and that only it could bring development to the State, besides working for the Nagas’ political cause. He said governance was not just about giving appointments, contract works, transfer/ postings and distribution of money, but also about bringing infrastructure and human resources development. NPF women wing’s working president Khriezobeinuo, Nikuto GB Ighanumi, Xukiye GB Lazami, Hetoi GB Kilomi, NPF Zunheboto division president Akavi Sumi and NPF general secretary Phushika Aomi also delivered short speeches. During the programme, invocation prayer was said by Rev Hotokhu Zhimo, ES (SABAK), while welcome address given by NPF Pughoboto division president Kughakhu Shequ. Vote of thanks was given by NPF youth wing president of Pughoboto division Tokiye Zhimo and benediction prayer was offered by Rev Kihoshe Assumi, pastor NCRC Mishilimi.

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(From p-1) Asserting that the students have shown their side of patience and understanding in dealing with the issue, the union said now the task was on the state government to show its capability in tackling the issue. ENCSU also urged the state government to immediately register FIR and arrest those who were involved in the misuse of fund as per the law so such things did not arise in the future. Further, the union reminded the state government that the people and the student community in particular deserve honest report and sensibility from the government on the issue after all that has happened. Meanwhile, the union has also reminded the department of higher education to state the specific reason for not receiving the 4th instalment from the ministry of tribal affairs even after producing the assurance to disburse full amount of scholarship before Christmas last year. ENCSU expressed surprise how could the department notify such a report as ‘Report’ of PMS for 2016-17, when the department was yet to disburse full scholarship amount to the students. The union, however, has asked the department to notify the student beneficiaries immediately who were yet to receive even the first instalment instead of clarifying the report of 2016-17 scholarship in 2018.

DAABPF to hold prayer for polls

(From p-1) sincerely participate in prayer when church bell rings at 6am. DAABPF further resolved that a prayer and fasting programme would be organised at an appropriate time, adding that date would be announced soon from the office. Meanwhile, the pastor’s fellowship has resolved to “sincerely appreciate” the bold steps taken by NBCC general secretary, Rev. Dr. Zelhou Keyho, ABAM executive secretary, Rev. Dr. Mar Atsongchanger, and ABPF president, N Lipok Jamir, who called upon the political parties not to surrender the Christian principles and faith that enabled the Nagas to make known in the global community. DAABPF also supported the NBCC and ABAM’s call to the believers to play active role in clean election campaign, adding that the fellowship strongly stood behind them. Further, DAABPF called upon all the believers to exercise their fundamental rights with fear of God, with love for their land and people and desist from indulging in all types of corruptions.

ECI team arriving today

(From p-1) Meanwhile, according to official sources, the visit of the ECI team at a time when electioneering was in full spate was ‘disruptive’. They said the visit would require presence of all District Election Officers and DCs to be in attendance. That would mean absence from their respective districts for at least two to three days as some of them would have to travel one whole day before the meeting and also another day on returning.


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DIMAPUR, FEB 13 (NPN): National People’s Party (NPP) which is entering Nagaland for the first time and contesting the ensuing election, has declared it full support to tribal hohos and civil organisations for an early and effective solution to the Naga political issue through talks with Government of India. This was contained in the NPP manifesto released Tuesday in which it also declared that it stood for strengthening the unity and fraternity of Nagas within Nagaland as well as those living outside the physical and political boundary of the State. Stating that it was strongly against any divisive policy that could create further divisions within Nagaland, the party emphasised on development of Eastern Nagaland and full utilisation of funds where legislators and respective tribal apex bodies, along with local people, would be stakeholders. Pledging allegiance to secularism, socialism and democracy for peace, harmony and development in the State, the party also promised to work towards ending corruption at all levels of governance by ensuring appointment of board members in all departments who have adequate experience and

Khanwilkar recuses NPF’s priority for Naga solution remains unchanged... (From p-1) himself from So, the Naga people could easily make out which party was meant for them and hearing Bofors case which was not. “Though we play politics, we should not forget our roots and identity,” he

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New Delhi, Feb 13 (Agencies): Oil demand in India rose 10.3 per cent in the first month of 2018, the fourth straight monthly gain. Total oil consumption expanded at the fastest pace in 14 months to 16.9 million tons from 15.3 million a year ago, according to the oil ministry’s Petroleum The growth in demand came over a low base as in January last year the nation’s oil consumption fell the most in 13 years following the government’s crackdown on high-value currency notes. Diesel usage gained 14.5 per cent to 6.65 million tons while petrol consumption rose 15.6 per cent to 2.09 million tons. Demand for liquefied petroleum gas increased 4.6 per cent to 2.08 million tons and petroleum coke usage rose 9.2 per cent to 1.98 million tons.

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Jamshedpur, Feb 13 (PTI): Tata Steel has been recognized by Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as the World’s Most Ethical Company for the year 2018, a press release has said. The company has received the award for the sixth time in the ‘Metals, Minerals and Mining’ category, the release added. A total of 135 honorees from 23 countries are being recognized in 2018, the release said adding tha the award will be bestowed on March 13. Tata Steel has been recognized by Ethisphere Institute USA five times earlier, in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. T V Narendran, CEO and Managing Director, Tata Steel, said: “It’s a privilege for us to be receiving

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It should not happen. You should think about it. No one should deny ration to poor,” Prasad said. The statement from Prasad comes within a week of report that a civil hospital in Gurgaon denied admission to a pregnant woman as she was not carrying her Aadhaar card and she had to deliver baby outside the hospital. Prasad said that many times finger print of elderlies

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do not match and he has directed the department to note their Aadhaar number in a register but they should not be denied benefits they are entitled to. The minister said the government is working to link Aadhaar with motor driving licence and cited an example to explain that the move will help in identifying offenders. He said that state governments should start using digital technologies in delivering services to people and outsource some of their work to BPOs being opened under India BPO Promotion Scheme. “We are trying to create $1 trillion digital economy in the country in next five years. This will generate jobs for 50-75 lakh people,” Prasad said.

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in 2017, top 1 per cent of the population cornered as much as 73 per cent of the wealth generated. When asked about the divergence, Kotak’s Wealth Management chief executive Jaideep Hansraj said their study has not gone into the inequality aspect. “We’ve stuck to what we think where these set of ultra high networth households would grow to, will spend their monies and where are they growing, rather than us getting into those issues (of inequality),” he told reporters today. The study sees over the next five years, the number of such households will double to 3.30 lakh and their networth will grow to Rs 352 trillion. He claimed that despite negative events like the note-ban which has pulled down GDP growth, one of the most important factors determining wealth for the category, its estimates have come out true in the last seven years since it has been coming out with the such reports. Apart from GDP growth, the survey done

NEW DELHI, Feb 13 (PTI): Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday asked state governments to ensure that no one is denied any benefit he or she is entitled to for want of Aadhaar. “Aadhaar is big platform which leads to good governance and savings but I would like to say there is law of Aadhaar. This law says that you cannot deny benefit to anyone for want of Aadhaar. If the person is not having Aadhaar ask him to get Aadhaar but you should give him benefit using alternative mode,” Prasad told state IT ministers and secretaries today. He was speaking at state IT ministers conclave here. “Many times ration is not given at ration shop.


Mumbai, Feb 13 (PTI): Amidst the heightened concerns on inequality that has been on a steady climb across the globe in general and particularly in our country, a study has said the number of the rich has grown at a faster clip than their collective networth in the country in 2017. The number of ultrahigh networth households in the country, which represents those with a networth of over Rs 25 crore or more, has grown 12 per cent to over 1.60 lakh in 2017, while their collective networth grew only 5 per cent at Rs 153 trillion, said the study. Findings of the study, commissioned by Kotak Wealth Management, come even as there are increased concerns on rising inequality, especially after a 2017 paper by economists Thomas Piketty and Lucas Chancel, and also a report by the non-profit Oxfam ahead of the World Economic Forum earlier this year. While the paper by the French economists argued that the post-1991 reforms have seen a rise in inequality, the Oxfam report said

Further accusing Congress of playing delaying tactics on the Naga political issue, BJP claimed that it was former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who first recognised the uniqueness of Naga political issue. BJP further pointed out that Prime Minister Singh had never visited Nagaland during the 10 years of UPA regime whereas BJP Prime Ministers Vajpayee and Modi did, which showed the attention and concern of the party for Nagaland. Asserting that it was a political party registered with Election Commission of India (ECI) and a platform to serve the nation with development as its sole agenda, the party asserted that its priority was to provide a stable government sans corruption in Nagaland. The release clarified that Naga leaders elected on BJP tickets were Christians and that they would never compromise with their faith, “rather we strive to reform and transform the system with accomplished goals”. While Congress never delivered on develop-

ment even after ruling the country for 67 years and the State for more than 10 years, BJP endeavoured to bring maximum development to the people in the shortest period, the release added. According to BJP, to prevent it from coming to power, its “rattled political rivals” were indulging in “cheap propaganda” to tarnish its image. The party reminded NPCC that Nagaland BJP was set up in 1987 and that it had been part of DAN alliance since 2003. “It is baffling that the communal tag on BJP has received a lot of attention so suddenly when polls are due in three weeks. The people are intelligent, we leave the judgement to them,” the BJP added. BJP said NPCC must know that Congress president Rahul Gandhi was busy with temple politics elsewhere in the mainland and had prayed in at least 25 temples during the Gujarat election as per his own party. Alleging that Rahul’s tryst with temples before polls began in Uttar Pradesh early this year and was continuing in the State of Karnataka, the party said let the people judge who was secular.


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Bill English WELLINGTON, FEB 13 (IANS): New Zealand’s main opposition leader Bill English on Tuesday announced his resignation as leader of the National Party and his exit from parliament. Speculation had been building for weeks that English, also a former Prime Minister, would step aside, and the decision became clear after the National Party met for a two-day conference in Tauranga last week, reports the Guardian. “Now is the right time for me to step aside and embark on new professional and personal challenges. I informed the National caucus this morning that I am resigning as leader of the National party,” English said at an emotional press conference on Tuesday morning, in which he teared up. “I believe this will give National’s new leader time to prepare the party for the 2020 election. It has been a huge privilege to

1 killed, 22 injured in Austrian state train collision VIENNA, FEB 13 (IANS): One person was killed and 22 others were hurt in a train collision in the central Austrian state of Styria on Monday, media reported. The two passenger trains collided in the Niklasdorf municipality near the town of Leoben around midday, for reasons yet unknown, reports Xinhua. They were supposed to have passed by one another, but instead struck each other side-on. The result left the entire side of one carriage torn off, which subsequently contained the highest number of injured people. The deceased passenger was a female, while 22 others, including three children, were reported to have had slight injuries. The injured were taken to hospitals in the area. The rail line was reported to have been closed for an unspecified period of time. Authorities have already begun investigating the cause of the accident. K Y M C

lead the party and serve in politics.” English said he would step aside on February 27 and the party would then vote on a new leader and deputy leader to take them to the 2020 general elections. National Party secured 46 per cent of the vote in the September 2017 elections, giving it 58 seats in parliament, while Labour took home 35.8 per cent and 45 seats. After weeks of deliberation kingmaker Winston Peters threw his support behind the Labour party, allowing them to form a coalition government with the Greens, with Jacinda Ardern as Prime Minister, the Guardian reported. Ardern was one of the first to thank English for his public service after he announced his resignation. “Just heard the news that Bill English has decided to stand down. Bill has made a huge contribution through his time in office and to politics generally. I admire those who serve NZ in this place, and Bill did for a long time...,” the Prime Minister tweeted. English - who entered politics from the CluthaSouthland district 27 years ago - is a former farmer and English literature graduate who has six children. Nicknamed “Boring Bill English”, he led the National Party to its worst ever defeat in 2002.

so stupidly spending 7 trillion in the Middle East, it is now time to start investing in OUR Country!” At the core of the plan is funding. The federal government will provide $200 billion in the next 10 years to spur another $1.3 trillion contributions from states and private investors, according to the initiative. Analysts, however, doubted the feasibility of the ambitious plan, because for every dollar the federal government offers, other parties have to pay $6.5. As for the $200 billion, the White House said it will raise the money by cutting spending in other areas, including some transit and transportation funds it reckons as ineffective. It will now be up to Congress to debate the infrastructure proposal. Trump urged the Congress to draft and pass the infrastructure bill.


US Senate begins rare We will pay back India in own coin: Dastgir open debate on immigration WASHINGTON, FEB 13 (IANS): With the fate of hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants in the balance, the US Senate has begun an open-ended debate on immigration, the media reports said. This is an exceedingly rare step that, in effect, will allow senators to attempt to build a bill on immigration from scratch on the floor of the House, Efe news reported. The highly unusual debate, expected to unfold throughout the week, will test whether a series of legislative concepts and proposals championed by President Donald Trump can garner 60 votes, the threshold for a measure to pass the Senate, the New york Times said. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised Democrats the discussion in exchange for their willingness to end a government shutdown. The Democrats had forced the shutdown in

hopes of getting Republicans to approve a permanent solution for beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The push on immigration comes against the backdrop of a ticking clock, and months of congressional inaction. Launched in 2012 by then-President Barack Obama, DACA has protected some 700,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation. In September 2017, Trump announced that he would end DACA on March 5, 2018, and urged Congress to pass legislation to regularise the situation of the beneficiaries, known as “Dreamers”. Trump has put forward an immigration plan that includes a path to citizenship for roughly 1.8 million undocumented young people, while simultaneously demanding $25 billion to build his proposed wall on the Mexican border.

ISLAMABAD, FEB 13 (IANS): A day after Indias Defence Minister warned that Pakistan would have to “pay” for a terror strike on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir said on Tuesday that Islamabad will pay New Delhi in “its own coin in case of any Indian misadventure”. He vowed to “defend robustly” every inch of Pakistan’s soil, and said: “Any Indian aggression, strategic

Khurram Dastgir

miscalculation, or misadventure regardless of its scale, mode, or location will not go unpunished and shall be met with an equal and proportionate response.” Dastgir said India has failed

to deliver justice for the 42 Pakistanis who were murdered in the Samjhota Express 11 years ago. He also said Pakistan’s armed forces are “alive to all possibilities, and prepared fully to defend our country’s territorial integrity”. “An aggressive Pakistan centric doctrine and arrayed forces under a belligerent regime leading to a possible strategic miscalculation by India will seriously impact the strategic stability in South Asia,” he warned.


“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God’’. John 1:12

South African President defies ANC’s order to resign JOHANNESBURG, FEB 13 (IANS): South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday defied an ultimatum from the ruling African National Congress to resign within 48 hours, pitching the nation into an unprecedented political crisis. The decision to ask Zuma to stand down or face being stripped of his office was taken at a specially convened emergency session of the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) near Pretoria, the administrative capital, late Monday night, reports the Guardian. The meeting was called after it became clear over that nearly five days of talks between Zuma, who has been the President since 2009, and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who took over the ANC’s leadership

Jacob Zuma in December, had failed. After nearly 10 hours of heated debate, Ramaphosa and a key ally of Zuma left the meeting to drive to the President’s official residence to deliver an ultimatum: stand down or face “recall”, a technical term for the process of forcing an ANC official to leave their post. If Zuma is ousted by a no-confidence vote, the speaker of parliament will serve as an interim President

until elected representatives chose a new head of state. However a “defiant” Zuma demanded a three month “notice period” before resigning, an ANC official told the Guardian. A press conference has been announced at the ANC headquarters here later on Tuesday. Zuma headed the ANC, the party that led South Africans to freedom from apartheid in 1994, from December 2007 to December 2017. His nine years as President have been marred by economic decline and multiple charges of corruption that undermined the image and legitimacy of ANC. However, the 75-yearold retains significant support inside the party and at a local level in many parts of South Africa, the Guardian reported.

Lt. KIKRUNEIZO (GOGO) ZIEPHRÜ 27TH June 1984 – 5TH Feb 2018.

We the family of Lt. Kikruneizo Ziephrü would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who stood by us in sharing our grief and sorrow and supported us morally, physically, materially and spiritually at this hour of bereavement. We regret our inability to thank each and everyone individually, but your thoughtful expressions of sympathy and kindness have touched our hearts deeply and will always be remembered with love. It is our sincere prayer that our God Almighty will bless you all abundantly. K-443

Loving parents, brothers, sisters and nephew


Ukraine’s aircraft manufacturer to join Russia’s plane crash probe

KIEV, FEB 13 (IANS): Ukraine’s state-run aircraft manufacturing company Antonov is ready to participate in the investigation of An-148 plane crash in Russia’s Moscow region. “In case of receiving an official invitation, the specialists of state enterprise Antonov are ready to take part in the investigation of this aviation accident,” Xinhua quoted the


We the undersigned declare our resignation from BJP Party 37th Tiyi A/C both from active and primary membership and joined JD(U) with effect from - 09/02/2018 and support Shri. Chobhathung Odyuo JD(U) Candidate 37th Tiyi A/C. Parent Body (Mandal) 1. Yibemo Tungoe : Gen. Secretary (Org.) 2. Lisathung Odyuo : Treasurer Executive Members (Units) 1. Pithungo Yanthan 2. Tsenthungo 3. Kilo Ngullie 4. Tumphio Odyuo 5. Ramongo Kikon 6. Ratsemo Odyuo 7. Pvuchio Odyuo 8. Rhontsuthung Murry 9. Yanbemo Odyuo (Youth Wing) 10. Sulanthung Jungio (Youth Wing) 11. Nchumbeni Kithan (Women Wing) 12. Zuchano R. Kithan (Women Wing) 13. Rhonbeni (Women Wing) 14. Zuchanbeni (Women Wing) Women Wing 37th Tiyi A/C (BJYM) 1. Mhalo Kithan : President 2. Etsubeni : Vice President 3. Rose Patton : Secretary 4. Yansali Ngullie : Treasurer Youth Wing 37th Tiyi A/C (BJYM) 1. Rhonthungo Patton : Vice President 2. Nyamo Tungoe : Treasurer 3. Nzanthung Patton : Secretary Active Members 37th Tiyi A/C 1. Renposao Kithan : 2. Chimongo 3. Zuchamo 4. Hachio 5. T. Daniel 6. Phyophio DC-351

company as saying. The An-148 of Saratov Airlines carrying 71 people crashed on Sunday shortly after taking off from Russia’s second-busiest airport in Moscow, killing all the people on board. The aircraft was designed by Ukraine’s Antonov company and manu-

factured at the Voronezh Aircraft Production Company in southwestern Russia in 2010. The Russian Transport Ministry told Interfax that several reasons of the crash were being considered, including weather conditions and human factors.


Due to personal and moral obligation, I Mr. Nribemo Murry 37th Tiyi A/C NPF General Secretary has tendered my resignation from the post and declare my support to Shri. Chobhathung Odyuo JD(U) Candidate. (Nribemo Murry) General Secretary DC-352 NPF 37th Tiyi A/C


We the undersigned resigned from NPF Party 37th Tiyi A/C both from active and primary membership and joined BJP with effect from - 09/02/2018 and support Shri. Y. Patton. Parent Body 37th Tiyi A/C 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Npio Kikon Lomongo Kikon Edango Lotha Nzunyimo Ngullie Vanthungo Odyuo Shanpan Ngulli e Sansao Patton Stephen Patton Eyingo Murry Zupemo Ngullie Rhanpemo Kikon

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President Secretary Secretary Vice President Secretary Secretary Secy Press Secretary Advisor Advisor Treasurer

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Women Wing 37th Tiyi A/C Loreni Kithan : President Mhalo Ngullie : Secretary Zubeni Odyuo : Secretary Opono Shitiri : Vice President Lyano Yanthan : Vice President Avani Ezung : Vice President Ajano Ngullie : Vice President

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Youth Wing 37th Tiyi A/C Rhanbemo Odyuo : President Wopansao Kikon : Vice President Phyobemo Patton : Vice President Mhonyamo Odyuo : Secretary Lithungo N. Tungoe : Secretary


WA S H I N G TO N, F E B 13 (IANS): US President Donald Trump released a long-promised $1.5 trillion infrastructure initiative on Monday, aiming to rebuild the nation’s outdated roads, railways and other public works. The 53-page document detailed Trump’s plans of how to fund the investments, shorten project permitting time, remove regulatory barriers, help rural areas and improve worker training, Xinhua reported. “Our Nation’s infrastructure is in an unacceptable state of disrepair, which damages our country’s competitiveness and our citizens’ quality of life,” Trump was quoted as saying. Trump ran for president in 2016 on the promise of a $1 trillion infrastructure updating plan and vowed to make it happen in his first 100 days in office. The plan, however, was delayed


C. Danyi Lea, Former Pastor, Naga United Village Born 15th March 1958 – Died 10th February, 2018 “You make me known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of life; at your right hand are pleasures of life” - Psalm 16:11 We have found much comfort and solace in the company of all those who have stood by us in this troubled time of the sudden demise of our dad Late C. Danyi Lea, former Pastor, Naga United Village. Our deepest grief and sorrow is made a lot bearable by your boundless kindness and love. We sincerely express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to each and everyone who stood by us; friends, churches, neighbours, well-wishers and public leaders. We are consoled and comforted through your prayer, presence, moral and financial support during this time of sorrow. We apologise for our failure to make any significant acknowledgement to any individual personally, however these are a few organizations we felt we should mention. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Minister, Rev. Nungoyi Khusoh Naga United Village Baptist Church Naga United Village Council (NUV) Doctors and nurses, CIHSR Western Area Chakhesang Baptist Church Council (WACBCC) 6. Pastor Fellowship, WACBCC 7. Executive Secretary and Staff CBCC 8. General Secretary and Staff, NBCC 9. Youth Secretary and staff, NBCC 10. Western Chakhesang Hoho 11. WACBCC, Youth Department 12. WACWWS 13. NUV Baptist Church Youth Dept. 14. NUVBC Children Ministry 15. NUVBC Mission Dept 16. NUVBC Men Dept 17. NUV Youth Society 18. NUV Ao Baptist Arogo 19. NUV Yimchungru Baptist Church 20. NUV Yimchungru Baptist Church Woman Dept 21. NUV Sumi Baptist Akhukuhou 22. NUV Chang Baptist Fellowship 23. NUV Mao Baptist Fellowship 24. NUV Christ the King Catholic Church 25. NUV Faithway Church 26. NUV Poumai Baptist Fellowship 27. NUV Poumai Fellowship Women Department. 28. NUV United Phom Baptist Fellowship 29. NUV Tabernacle Baptist Church 30. CBC Diphuphar B 31. CBC Diphuphar B Women Department 32. CBC Chumoukedima 33. CBC Diezhephe 34. CBC Dimapur DP-1418

35. CBC Diphupar 36. CBC Jalukie Town 37. CBC, Medziphema 38. CBC, Medziphema Youth Department 39. CBC, Seluophe 40. CBC, Toulazouma 41. CBC, 7th Mile Dimapur 42. CBC Unity Village, Dimapur 43. Bade Baptist Church 44. Zani Village Baptist Church, Dimapur 45. Jalukie Zangdi Village Baptist Church 46. Khuzhami Baptist Church, Chumoukedima 47. Bethel Baptist Fellowship Chumoukedima 48. Showuba Baptist Church 49. Old Showuba Village Council 50. Poumai Baptist Church, 5th Mile 51. Poumai Baptist Church Dimapur 52. Poumai Hoho Dimapur 53. RPO Dimapur Union 54. Unity Christian Higher Secondary School 55. ICFAI University, MA Pol. Sc. Department. 56. Zelume Union, Dimapur 57. Zuve Cultural Club 58. Khumai Woman Society, Dimapur 59. Dzuri SHG, Dimapur 60. Diva Fellowship, Jalukie B 61. Innovations, 4th Mile Dimapur 62. Thetsumi Welfare Union, Dimapur 63. Porba Baptist Church 64. Tsupfume Baptist church 65. Tsupfume Baptist Church Youth Department 66. Tsupfume Union, Dimapur 67. Tsupfume Union, Kohima 68. Tsupfume Youth, Dimapur Loving wife, children and grandchildren K Y M C



Nagaland Post, Dimapur WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018

singer credits ‘Ambition’ Ed Sheeran’s new record AX7 and ‘Luck’ for band’s success will not be a pop album M


d Sheeran has revealed some new details about his asyet untitled follow-up to 2017’s ‘Divide’. Speaking to George Ezra on the musician’s new podcast, Sheeran admitted that the new record will move away from the pop sound that has been his recipe for success thus far. The ‘Galway Girl’ singer intends to ‘control his fall’ before getting too big to compete with his last album, and wants to release something more personal, even if it doesn’t sell as many records.

“I feel like it’s dangerous to have a career that goes bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger and everything’s happening, because at some point it’s gonna drop,” he said. “The next record that I’m making is not a pop album. “The reason it’s not a pop album is people expect you to come and the next album they’re going to be like ‘it has to be bigger than ‘Shape of You’ and it has to sell more than this’, but if I control it and go ‘here’s a lo-fi record that I really love,’ my fans are gonna be like ‘Yay!’, and the pop

world are gonna be like ‘oh well, maybe the next one.’” Sheeran continued: “If the next album does, like, 2 or 1 [million], or 500,000, it’s not a failure because I’ve made an album where I’m not trying to get there, so it’s not a failure. No one’s going to be like, ‘that’s a flop’. They’re going to be like, ‘that’s what he wants to do’. He added: “The label hate that. The label really hate that. They want a big pop album again but I think that s**t’s dangerous.” Sheeran expressed his desire to imitate Coldplay in their release of ‘Ghost Stories’ at the height of their success. “My whole career I’ve studied Coldplay, and Coldplay are geniuses. They did it with ‘Ghost Stories’. Ghost Stories was their artistic moment.” In a video released last week, Taylor Swift mocked Sheeran for “peacocking” on the set of the musician’s ‘End Game’ music video. Sheeran replied: “It’s only because you wear heels all the time!” (NME)

Tom Hardy overtakes James Norton as 007 favourite


om Hardy has overtaken James Norton as the bookies’ favourite to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond. Following Sunday’s season finale of the 10-episode BBC drama McMafia – which starred James Norton as a hedge fund manager drawn into the world of

organised crime – Norton’s odds have fallen from 2/1 to 5/2, while Hardy’s have risen from 3/1 to 9/4, according to Betway. Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston are tied with odds of 6/1, while Poldark‘s Aidan Turner’s odds sit at 7/1. Betway’s media relations lead, Alan Alger, said:

“Future Bonds are being judged on their current performances and that’s left McMafia star James Norton very unpopular in the betting over the past 24 hours. McMafia’s finale has been dubbed ‘anticlimactic’ by a host of critics and with Norton at the forefront we’ve pushed him out to 5/2 from 2/1. The money has come back in for Tom Hardy since Sunday night and he’s now a big fancy to be named the next 007 at just 9/4.” In Januar y, Har r y Styles was linked to the Bond franchise after the former One Direction star received the thumbs-up from a James Bond editor. (NME)

. Shadows in a recent interview talked about the fact that Avenged Sevenfold is one of only a few newer bands that are able to fill arenas in North America. “I think that there’s a lot of ambition that goes into it but also a lot of luck,” the singer said. “We were around in a time when we were able to hit the tail end of MTV and we were able to hit the tail end of record sales. That set us on our path to be one of those last bands that had that kind of push that a lot of bands nowadays aren’t going to be able to get. I think there’s definitely some luck involved.” He continued: “This [cur rent North American headlining] tour has surprised me the most because we’re 18 years into our career and these are the best ticket sales we’ve ever had. Most of these shows are selling out and they’re selling out quick, so I think it has to do with an accumulation of time and if you continually put on a good show and try to do the right moves and try to put out good records.

After a while, there’s less and less bands at these big shows so the fans, when you come to their city, it’s an event. I think that’s important, that you make it an event for them so that every time you come through they want to come out.” Avenged Sevenfold skipped this year’s Grammy Awards in apparent protest of the way the organization treats the rock and heavy metal genres. The band received its first-ever Grammy nomination this year in the “Best Rock Song” category for the song “The Stage”, the title track from its latest LP. (Blabbermouth)

Dump the heartbreak the trendy way this valentine


ollywoood is giving a fillip to the idea of dealing with a heartbreak innovatively and is romanticising it by dumping sad songs for peppy breakup numbers, and giving out fun ways to move on. From burning your ex’s photograph to calling up one’s former lover to vent out to dumping -- rather trashing -- the gifts, to going out to party -- there are many Bollywood-inspired ways to get over a heartbreak. And crying over one’s failed love story is not one of them. The options, in fact, are being transitioned into ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day -- a day dedicated to the emotion of love. So, if you feel guilty of being single on Valentine’s Day, or have just joined the anti-Valentine’s Day squad after breakup, don’t

just end the things on sour note. For rapper Badshah, breakups are musical -as is evident from his “The Breakup Song”. “Every boy or girl gets pulled to sad love songs that help them cry, of course it happened to me too, and now when I look back, I laugh at it,” Badshah said. Taking a cue from Bollywood, many restaurants have whisked up ways to celebrate heartbreak and have come up with schemes to include singles in the celebrations. There’s Break-up Box Challenge, a challenge to burn former ex’s photograph to avail free food, and lots in store for singles as well. Sneha Shetty, Head of Brand and Business at The Stables and Rodeo Drive, Mumbai, says they have

integrated the celebration to further a social cause. “After a lot of brainstorming, we had a few ideas like ‘Break up box challenge’ and many such which will help one get rid of any physical baggage which also will bring smile on a child’s face when he/ she receives something,” Shetty told IANS. The gifts will be donated to Angel Foundation. And for every gift/item they dump, they will get a free shot. Sagar K. Datta, Author of “Sanaz”, feels “Valentine’s is a day equally for singles as much as it is for couples”. “It’s a day in and about love so that can be for and with anyone and what better than having some good read along that takes you through a stream of emotions this Valentine’s.” (IANS)


Mr. Hozheto Zhimo & Mrs. Ghutoli Zhimo Laghilato Colony Zunheboto

You are the parents that all kids hope to have, you are the couple that all lovers hope to be and you both are the pillars of support that every family wishes it had. Our family owes its happiness to the strong bond you both share. Happy Anniversary! DP-1424

Love and prayer, Children, in-laws & grandchildren

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(Left) Shri. Chobhathung Odyuo JD(U) Candidate 37 Tiyi A/C alongwith party workers and supporters at JD(U) State HQ. Office PWD Colony, Wokha, Nagaland.

CHOBHATHUNG ODYUO DECLARED JOINING JD (U) Shri. Chobhathung Odyuo intending Candidate 37 A/C Tyui along with party supporters Sunday join Janata Dal (United), with a simple programme held at its state head office, PWD Colony Wokha Town, Nagaland. Speaking at the party meeting, Shri. Chobhathung Odyuo, who was earlier an intending candidate running for BJP in the state and upheld the party as an advisor for more than 3 years in an emotional outbreak expressed the decision made by the state BJP for denial in issuing the ticket where he stated that he don’t have any differences but it was sabotage towards his dedication with an ill treatment that caused a huge gap by hurting his sentiments and party workers, where he added that it was not acceptable decision done by some party officials without ascertaining the ground reality and win-ability, adding ‘the largest political party in the world need to have widen their thoughts and action’. Despite all the hard work towards the party workers and favor for his candidature, and commitment made by Ananda Mishra, central BJP representative and organizing secretary for the state of Nagaland at the booth level meeting on 18th July 2017 at Yikhum Village Community Hall for party ticket, it was treachery due to some ignorant party workers which has paid the loyalty and dedication for BJP. Now, he officially declared his resignation on 3rd February and merged with JD(U) along with thousands of supporters and party workers on 4th February 2018 which he was officially welcomed by YM Humtsoe, convener JD(U). Issued by : Media Cell, JDU (U) DC-353 Wokha : Nagaland.



Real Betis players celebrate after scoring a goal against Deportivo.

M A D R I D, F e b 1 3 (Agencies): Former Netherlands midfielder Clarence Seedorf made a losing start to his latest coaching role when Deportivo La Coruna was beaten 1-0 by Real Betis on Monday. Deportivo, which has now gone eight matches without a win, dropped further into the relegation zone. Seedorf wasn’t able to bring much of an improvement and his team was jeered off at the end by the home crowd.

“It’s nor mal. The players have to be able to accept the criticism,” Seedorf said. “We have to look at the things that we did well. We were well organized and showed our competitiveness. It was a difficult match against a team that plays very well. Everybody is disappointed with the result but we are convinced that things have changed.” It was Deportivo’s sixth loss in eight games, leaving the club second from bottom in the standings with 17 points from

23 matches, three points from safety. “I think we showed something different today,” Deportivo defender Raul Albentosa said. “We created more chances than we did in the last three matches together. We had our opportunities but we couldn’t capitalize on them. We just have to keep working hard.” Betis went up to eighth place after Loren Moron scored the only goal with a close-range shot following a low cross by Junior Firpo in the 54th minute. “It’s difficult to evaluate Seedorf after a game against a team like ours, which already has very clear ideas and concepts,” Betis coach Quique Setien said. “We played a very complete game.” Seedorf, who was previously in charge of AC Milan in 2014 and a second-division club in China in 2016, replaced Cristobal Parralo at Deportivo. D e p o r t i vo ’s n e x t match is at Alaves on Saturday while Betis hosts defending champion Real Madrid on Sunday. Barcelona has a sevenpoint lead over Atletico Madrid at the top. Valencia is third, 16 points off the lead and one in front of Real Madrid.

Warne appointed RR mentor

Shane Warne

New Delhi, Feb 13 (PTI): Australian spin great Shane Warne Tuesday returned to Rajasthan Royals as team mentor, 10 years after he famously led the side to the IPL title in the inaugural edition. Warne was the captain-cum-coach of the side which exceeded expectations by winning the trophy in 2008. Royals, who will be playing the IPL this season after serving a two-year ban,

announced the ‘homecoming’ of the 48-year-old. “I am very happy and excited to be back with the Rajasthan Royals who I believe hold a very special place in my cricketing journey. I am overwhelmed by the love and affection showered on me by the franchise and the fans,” said Warne. “We have a strong, young and energetic bunch of boys and I am looking forward to work with them,” he added. Warne will be joined by another Royals old hand in former Mumbai batsman Zubin Bharucha as Head of Cricket. Warne and Bharucha’s association at the Royals goes back to 2008. As part of Royals’ think-tank, the two forged a solid partnership and are looking forward to working with each other again.

IWF lifts temporary suspensions of two Russian athletes

M o s c o w, F e b 1 3 (IANS): The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) ruled to lift provisional suspensions of two Russian weightlifters imposed last year over doping abuse allegations, Russian sports lawyer Artyom Patsev said on Tuesday. Ruslan Albegov, the 2012 Olympics bronze medallist and two-time European and World champion, was temporarily suspended as of November 13, 2017, and Oleg Chen was suspended last month. “Specialists from Clever Consult

legal agency managed to obtain the lift of provisional suspensions imposed on weightlifters Ruslan Albegov and Oleg Chen, accused of anti-doping rules violations based on supplementary documents to the McLaren report,” Patsev wrote in his Facebook account. The suspensions followed after the re-analysis of doping samples of many weightlifters from the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics tested positive for banned performanceenhancing drugs.

Jhulan Goswami

Johannesburg, Feb 13 (IANS): India’s veteran medium pacer Jhulan Goswami has been ruled out of the women’s Twenty20 International (T20I) series against South Africa due to a heel injury, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Tuesday. After an MRI scan on Monday, the BCCI Medical Team in consultation with a local doctor felt that she needs rest for a couple of weeks to avoid any further impact on the bone, according to a release. Upon her return, the 35-year-old from Bengal will consult a foot expert and will undergo her rehab process at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. The injury comes after Jhulan became the first woman to take 200 wickets in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). In 60 T20Is, she has taken 66 wickets. K Y M C

We express our heartfelt gratitude to every individual, churches, unions, neighbours, in laws, friends from far and near, who stood by us at the sudden demise of our beloved son Late Eyingthung Ngullie. Our special thanks to:1. Mr. RCM & family 2. Bor Lengri Lotha Baptist Church 3. Dimapur Yanthamo Yan Ekhung 4. Wokha Driver Taxi Union 5. Bor Lengri Colony members 6. All Nagaland Taxi Association Wokha Unit 7. Yanthamo Baptist Church 8. Yanthamo Village General Public 9. Yanthamo Yan Wokha Town Ekhung & well wishers.



1 DEATH ANNIVERSARY of our beloved

LATE ERITEÜ (ARI) MERO An Eternal Memory Until We Meet Again Born 15th Aug. (Independence Day) Died 14th Feb. (Valentine’s Day)

A golden heart stopped beating Hard working hands at rest It broke our hearts to see you go God only takes the best We love you but God loves you more Asking of you and our Father in heaven to pray And bless the universe, the world. Remembering you today Loving parents, brother and sisters.

it’s not easy to get there.” “I didn’t expect to win Australia, I played it not thinking about number one. I didn’t think of the rankings at all in Melbourne. Afterwards, I thought I could always play Rotterdam, I’d love to play, give it a go and see what happens. I’m happy I’m here, healthy and eager to play.” Federer also discussed his plans for the upcoming clay-court swing, which he skipped completely last year on the way to winning

his eighth Wimbledon title. He said, “The clay season is up in the air. If I’m playing a lot during this part of the season, it would be hard to play a robust clay season. It would be light [schedule] if I do play.” “We’ll see how it goes, I’m healthy and glad to be playing. I should be playing when I feel that way and not play when I don’t feel at 100 percent or don’t feel ready to do it. That’s the secret for me moving forward.”


Lt. Suman Chettri

We know you’d be with us today if heaven wasn’t so far away. Remembering and missing you everyday -Loving Family and friends

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We, the bereaved family members of Lt. Gwahile Kath, would like to convey our profound gratitude to the following organizations and churches who stood by us emotionally and supported us physically, financially and in prayer. 1. AG Church Tseminyu Town 2. Tseminyu Town Baptist Church 3. AG Church Yikhanu 4. Ehunnu Baptist Church 5. Cell Group 10 (TTBC) 6. Ehunnu & Yikhanu Women Fellowship 7. Ehunnu & Yikhanu Union Tseminyu 8. Dobo Khel Nyeginyü Tseminyu 9. NNC/FGN Rengma Region. Though we are unable to thank each and every person individually, it is our prayer to the Almighty God to bless you all abundantly. Loving husband, children, grand children and relatives


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thought this was supposed to be an inclusive gentleman’s sport.” Harrison responded to the allegation on Twitter 45 minutes later, insisting he had done nothing wrong whatsoever. The 25-year-old wrote, “The accusations made by Donald Young tonight following our match are absolutely untrue. I’m extremely disappointed that someone would say this in reaction to a lost tennis match. Any video/audio will 100% clear me and I encourage anyone with the available resources to find it.” Harrison, the tournament’s No 6 seed, faces Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic in the second round on Wednesday.

Ro t t e rdam , F e b 13 (Agencies): Roger Federer says he is allowing himself to dream about becoming the oldest-ever world No 1 with a run to the semi-finals at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. Fresh from winning his 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, Federer aims to climb back to the top of the rankings and he would become the oldest man ever to do so at the age of 36. He is just 155 ATP ranking points behind topranked Rafael Nadal, but the Spaniard is not scheduled to play until the end of February in Acapulco, presenting Federer with an opportunity to become the oldest-ever world No 1, with a run to the semifinals enough to see him overtake his long-time rival at the 500 event in the Netherlands. But the Swiss legend, who won the tournament in 2005 and 2012, would have to defeat compatriot and friend Stan Wawrinka in what would be a blockbuster quarter-final, should the seedings hold up. “I would love to be in that position with anyone, but with Stan it would be like a Grand Slam final, a bigtime match,” said Federer. “I’m hoping to get to number one and hoping to do it this week. You always want to do it the tough way,


Harrison refutes racism allegation Funeral Service of New York, Feb 13 (Agencies): Ryan Harrison has dismissed an accusation of racism made against him by fellow American tennis player Donald Young as untrue. Harrison beat Young 6-3 7-6 (7-4) in their firstround match at the New York Open ATP Tour event on Monday night. But in a social media post after the match, 28year-old Young Jr alleged Harrison had made a racial remark about him. He wrote on Twitter, “I’m shocked and disappointed, Ryan Harrison, to hear you tell me how you really feel about me as a black tennis player in the middle of our NY match. I

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We express our heartfelt gratitude to every individuals, churches, unions, neighbours, in laws, friends from far and near, who stood by us during the time of illness and at the demise of my beloved husband and our papa, grandpa, uncle Late Mhontsen Lotha (N. Longidang). We deeply regret and apologize for our inability to mention all the Born on : 17/01/1929 names individually, but it is our prayer Died on : 06/02/2018 that our Almighty God blesses all abundantly for your gracious deeds. Loving wife, children, in-laws, grandchildren & family members.


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Died on 11th Feb. 2018

LATE JONGPONGMENLA 16.05.1960 to 11.02.2018 With profound gratitude, we extend our sincere acknowledgment to all who stood by us and supported physically and spiritually at the sad and sudden demise of our beloved Late Jongpongmenla on 11th February 2018. Though we are unable to acknowledge each and every individual personally, we humbly pray that God Almighty bless you all abundantly. Loving son and family members K-438


Through this column, we express our heartfelt gratitude to all who stood by us in time of grief and sorrow with love, prayer, financial and material support during the prolonged illness and at the demise of our beloved mother C. Amenla (w/o Lt. Rev. K. Lanumeren Ao) on February 1, 2018 at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK). We express our special thanks to : 1. Doctors and nurses of ICU, NHAK. 2. Kohima Ao Baptist Church 3. Zeme Baptist Church Kohima 4. Diphupar Ao Baptist Church 5. Alongtaki Baptist Church 6. Lakhuni Baptist Church 7. Lakhuni Union Dimapur Though we are unable to mention all the names, we thank each and everyone and pray that our Almighty God bless you abundantly. DC-339

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Chelsea beat West Brom 3-0

Eden Hazard is mobbed by Cesc Fabregas and co after putting his side 3-0 ahead on Monday night.

New Delhi, Feb 13 (PTI): India’s top gymnast Dipa Karmakar has been forced out of the upcoming Commonwealth Games owing to the careerthreatening knee injury she picked up last year, her coach Bisweshwar Nandi said Tuesday. “She is not yet ready for a tournament like the Commonwealth Games. So, the target is to make her fully ready for the Asian Games (August 18-September 2),” Nandi told PTI. Karmakar, the first Indian female to compete in the Olympics where she finished a historic fourth in the women’s vault at the 2016 Rio Games, opted out of the CWG trials taking place at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here. The Gold Coast Games take place from April 4-15. “She is fit but needs more time to be competition-ready. I would not call it a setback and she has taken it very sportingly,” added the coach. The 24-year-old had undergone an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgery in April last year and is continuing to undergo a lengthy rehabilitation process. She has, however, started training, according to Nandi.

Sharapova crashes out of Qatar Open

Maria Sharapova suffered a shock defeat in the hand of Monica Niculescu.

DOHA, Feb 13 (Agencies): Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova suffered a shock defeat in the first round of the Qatar Open on Monday, dumped out in three sets by outsider Monica Niculescu. The Romanian, ranked number 92 in the world, 51 places behind the Russian, won 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. In a match lasting more than two and a half hours, Sharapova hit 52 unforced errors as opposed to just 17 from Niculescu. In blustery conditions, Sharapova also struggled to get to grips with the 30-yearold Niculescu’s distinctive style, which relies heavily on a sliced forehand.

The for mer world number one, twice a winner in Doha, had been given a wildcard into the draw and was one the tournament’s major attractions. “I did a good job of winning the longer rallies, even though that’s not really what I wanted to get myself into,” said Sharapova afterwards. It was the 30-yearold’s first appearance in Doha since 2013 and her first match since losing to Angelique Kerber in the third round of the Australian Open last month. Sharapova returned to tennis last April after completing a 15-month ban for failing a drug test. A jubilant Niculescu described it afterwards as “a very good

win” as well as “a tough match”. Niculescu’s reward is to play either Magdalena Rybarikova or wildcard Fatma Al-Nabhani in the next round. Nine of the top ten women’s players are competing in Doha this week, but arguably Sharapova was the biggest attraction. Her defeat is unlikely to please organisers after the men’s tournament in Qatar last month was decimated of big name stars through injury. Also through on Monday was world number 30 Dominika Cibulkova, who beat Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the world number 22, 7-6 (10/8), 6-4.

London, Feb 13 (IANS): Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard scored a brace here to take defending champions Chelsea to a 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion as the defending champions jumped to the fourth spot in the English Premier League. Yet the contest at the Stamford Bridge on Monday was not as lopsided as the score would indicate, with last-placed West Brom playing like a team determined to avoid relegation, reports Efe.

The Antonio Contecoached Chelsea, who began the match in fifth-place after two straight losses, were not impressive during the opening minutes. The visitors showed surprising ambition on offence, even after losing striker Daniel Sturridge to injury in the fourth minute. It was only after the Baggies twice threatened the Chelsea goal that the hosts seemed to become fully engaged, allowing the vast difference in talent between the two sides to become

Man City squad most expensive in history: Report

2018 Winter Olympics: Japanese Late Boult strikes give NZ win over Eng speed skater suspended for doping

PARIS, Feb 13 (Agencies): Premier League leaders Manchester City have the most expensive squad in history, according to a report published on Monday by the Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory. The research values Pep Guardiola’s squad at 878 million euros ($1.08 billion), with Paris SaintGermain second on 805 million euros, after a January transfer window in which City acquired centre-back Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao for 65 million euros. Neymar’s world-record signing from Barcelona accounts for more than a quarter of the PSG total but Kylian Mbappe is only on loan, despite an anticipated transfer fee of up to 180m euros to be paid to Monaco at the end of the season. That leaves Guardiola managing the costliest-ever collection of talent. Two other teams have spent more than 700m euros building their squads - Manchester United (747m euros) and Barcelona (725m euros). The rest of the top ten is made up of Real Madrid in sixth, Juventus in eighth and four Premier League teams - Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Everton.

Kei Saito of Japan trains ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 6.

PYEONGCHANG, Feb 13 (Agencies): Japanese short track speed skater Kei Saito has been suspended from the Winter Olympics after a positive doping test. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said Saito voluntarily accepted his provisional suspension after an out-of-competition test turned up signs of a masking agent. Saito had been due to compete Wednesday in the second heat of the Men’s 5,000 Meter Relay, according to the official Games website. Instead, the 21-year-old

evident. Hazard led the way, putting the Blues up 1-0 in the 25th minute with an assist from French striker Olivier Giroud, making his first start since coming over from fellow London club Arsenal. Though Chelsea were dominant for the rest of the first half, West Brom showed no sign of throwing in the towel and their hopes were lifted in the 57th minute as Salomon Rondon let loose from close range, but goalkeeper Thibaut Cour-

tois made the stop. Even so, Jonny Evans nearly scored with a thunderous header on the ensuing corner and West Brom continued with the wind at their backs until the 63rd minute, when right wingback Victor Moses made it 2-0 for Chelsea after a give-and-go with Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas. The third goal came eight minutes later courtesy of Hazard, with an assist from Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, back on the pitch after missing almost a month with back problems. “We must be satisfied to win the game and get the three points,” Conte was quoted as saying to “I think we can play better, with more confidence, and after two bad defeats our confidence went down. We started the game with a bit of difficulty but after we scored we controlled the game and created many chances. To get three points, show the will to fight and keep another clean sheet was important and we must continue in this way.” The win lifts Chelsea to fourth place with 53 points, one fewer than third-place Liverpool and one more than Tottenham Hotspur. West Brom are seven points from safety with 11 matches left.

Dipa Karmakar ruled out of CWG

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athlete will leave the Olympic Village Tuesday. This is the first doping violation of the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. However, CAS pointed out that no results from the Games have been affected by the violation. In a statement, Saito said he was surprised by the result and had not knowingly taken any prohibited drugs. “I have consulted with medical experts to treat any injuries or sickness in advance and I have paid attention to my daily consumption of drinks and

food,” he said. “I have no merit and motivation for using this drug. I cannot think of any other case than I accidentally and unintentionally took it in.” The build up to the 2018 Winter Olympics had been dominated by doping news, with Russia banned from taking part after the IOC found the country had engaged in “systemic manipulation” of anti-doping rules. Russian athletes who could prove they were clean were “invited” to compete as Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR).

WELLINGTON, Feb 13 (Agencies): Trent Boult grabbed two wickets on successive balls to help New Zealand to a 12-run win over England in their Twenty20 tri-series match at Wellington Regional Stadium on Tuesday. As it happened | Scorecard Left-arm seamer Boult bowled Chris Jordan and then Liam Plunkett on the final two deliveries of the 18th over to reduce the visitors to 168 for eight in their pursuit of 197 for victory. Adil Rashid kept out the hat-trick delivery on the first ball of the final over but there was too much for the legspinner and Chris Wood to do and they finished on 184 for nine. “It was a must-win for us in terms of the series,” New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said in reference to their sevenwicket loss to Australia in their opening match. “This is a very strong England side and we had to play some really good cricket.” Australia have already qualified for the final at Eden Park on Feb. 21 after winning all three of their matches so far. Williamson anchored New Zealand’s 196 for

New Zealand players celebrate after taking a wicket during their 12-run win over England.

five with 72 while he also shared in an 82-run second-wicket partnership with Martin Guptill, who scored 65 from 40 balls. Mark Chapman, who has also played international cricket for Hong Kong, and debutant Tim Seifert then did what they had been brought into the side to do with quickfire cameos in the middle order. Chapman scored 20, while wicketkeeper Seifert hit two sixes in his six-ball innings of 14 to take the hosts to the equal highest

Twenty20 international score on the ground. “We were able to build partnerships throughout that gave us momentum and the two debutants were outstanding,” Williamson added. “They showed their power which allowed us to get an abovepar total.” Alex Hales got England’s run chase off to a fast start with 47 from 24 balls before Dawid Malan gave England hope for victory as he scored 59 from 40 deliveries. Malan’s dismissal in the 17th over

with the visitors needing 39 runs for victory, effectively ended their chances. “It was maybe 10 to 15 runs too many ... and we didn’t bowl as well as we could have,” England captain Jos Buttler said. “We got a fantastic start with Alex and that partnership with Malan, we needed to just extend a bit longer then we didn’t get those cameos in the middle order.” New Zealand face Australia in the next game of the series in Auckland on Friday.

Stokes pleads not guilty to affray

England cricketer Ben Stokes arrives at court after being charged with affray.

Brist o l , F e b 1 3 (Agencies): Ben Stokes has pleaded not guilty to affray at Bristol Magistrates’ Court following an incident outside a nightclub, and will face a crown court trial. The 26-year-old Durham all-rounder is accused

of affray along with two other men. Stokes appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday alongside Ryan Ali, 28, and Ryan Hale, 26. It follows an altercation in the Clifton Triangle area of Bristol during the early hours of September

25 last year - several hours after England had played a one-day international against the West Indies in the city. It is alleged a 27-year-old man suffered a fractured eye socket in the incident, at which fellow England cricketer Alex Hales was also present. Ali, Stokes and Hale spoke to confirm their names, dates of births, addresses and nationalities. The clerk read out the charges and all three defendants indicated not guilty pleas. The other two defendants face the same charge. Affray is an either-way offence, meaning it can be tried at the magistrates’ court or the crown court. But all three defendants elected to be tried by a jury at the crown court. District Judge Simon Cooper told the three defendants, “I have decided that your trial will take place at the crown court at Bristol. The first hearing date will be March 12. You will be on bail.”

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