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Nagaland Post

Vol XXX No. 38

DIMAPUR, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2020 Pages 12 ` 5.00

NIA takes over probe into arrested J&K policeman

Aus beat India by 10 wickets in 1st ODI

Iran makes arrests over plane disaster




CAA stir: Judge pulls up Delhi police Police behaving as if Jama Masjid was Pakistan NEW DELHI, JAN 14 (PTI): People are out on streets as what should have been said inside Parliament was “not said”, a court observed here on Tuesday as it pulled up the Delhi police after it failed to show any evidence against Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad who has been accused of inciting people during an anti-CAA protest at Jama Masjid on December 20. Asserting that it is one’s constitutional right to protest, the court, which was hearing Azad’s bail plea, also observed that Delhi Police was behaving “as if Jama Masjid was Pakistan”. During the hearing, Additional Public Prosecutor Pankaj Bhatia, appearing for the police, opposed the bail plea, saying Azad had given inflammatory speeches at the premises of Jama Masjid inciting the gathering to carry out violent protests in the area against the amended Citizenship Act. “Inside Parliament,

1 held for looting ATM in Kohima

DIMAPUR, JAN 14 (NPN): Kohima police arrested one person on charges of looting cash from the ATM booth of Axis Bank located at High School Junction opposite Vishal Mart, Kohima on January 12, 2020. According to Kohima Police PRO, on receipt of information regarding the looting of ATM cash, Kohima police immediately swung into action and started investigation. Accordingly, PRO said on January 13, 2020, the investigation team led by SDPO (North) Kohima M Yambemo Humtsoe arrested one Dzuvileto Natso (29), working as a custodian of cash management services (CMS). During investigation, PRO said the stolen cash amounting to Rs.21.14 lakh was recovered from the basement of a residential complex at Razhü Point, where the arrested person was residing. PRO also said that police had earlier recovered an amount of Rs.10,16,500 from the place of occurrence, which was left behind by the accused, making the total cash recovery to an amount of Rs.31,30,500. In this connection, a case was registered with North Police Station and further investigation was on.

This is it!

“Since we’re supposed to remain neutral, we didn’t stop the mob. That’s all.” K Y M C

things which should have been said were not said and that is why people are out on the streets. We have full right to express our views but we cannot destroy our country. We cannot disintegrate it,” Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau said. When the judge asked what evidence they had to prove the allegations against Azad, the counsel referred to social media posts of Azad wherein he calls people to come to Jama Masjid and sit in ‘dharna’ (protest). To this, the judge asked, “What is the problem with going to Jama Masjid? What is wrong with ‘dharna’? It is one’s constitutional right to protest. Where is the violence? What is wrong with any of these posts? Have you read the Constitution?” “You are behaving as if Jama Masjid was Pakistan and even if it was Pakistan, you can go there and protest. Pakistan was a part of undivided India,” the judge said. The court asked the investigating officer of the police to put on record all the evidence which showed that Azad was allegedly giving inflammatory speeches at the gathering at Jama

Masjid and any law which showed that the gathering there was unconstitutional. It has put up the matter for further hearing on Wednesday. When Bhatia said that permission was required to hold such protests, the judge remarked, “What permission? Even the Supreme Court has said repeated use of Section 144 (prohibition of gathering of five or more persons, holding of public meetings, and carrying of firearms) of the Indian Penal Code was an abuse of the law....” “I have seen many people and many such cases, where protests happened even outside Parliament. Many of them are chief ministers now. Azad is a budding politician, what is wrong with his protests?” When the judge asked if the police had any video or audio recording showing objectionable content against Azad, the public prosecutor replied that there was no voice recording and no video of the incident and that there were only statements of witnesses in the case. “We just have a drone CCTV footage,” the public

prosecutor said. The judge rebuked the police, saying, “Do you think Delhi police is so backward that it has no tools to record? There must have been some recording...” “Give me details of the last three FIRs registered against Azad. Also show is there are any prohibition on such gathering. Show any law that prohibits this kind of gathering.” The judge also observed that Azad, having a law degree, can also protest inside the courts, and went onto add that he probably needs to research more on Ambedkarite philosophy. “In the colonial era the protests were out on the roads. But your protest can be legal, inside the courts... Azad is in the grassroots level. No one is denying that he is a lawyer and well read and probably an Ambedkarite...” The bail plea claimed that there was no evidence against the allegations made against Azad in FIR and his arrest was illegal. Azad’s outfit had called for a protest march from Jama Masjid to Jantar Mantar against CAA on December 20, without police permission.

Kerala govt moves NHIDCL asked to ensure slope SC challenging CAA protection on Dmu-Kma highway

NEW DELHI, JAN 14 (PTI): The Kerala government on Monday moved the Supreme Court to challenge the Citizenship Amendment Act and sought to declare it as violative of the principles of equality, freedom and secularism enshrined in the Constitution. The CPI(M)-led Kerala government is the first state government to challenge the act. The Kerala assembly was also the first in the country to pass a resolution against the act. In its suit filed in the apex court, the Kerala government has sought to declare that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 is violative of Articles 14 (Equality before law), 21 (Right to life and personal liberty) and 25 (Freedom of conscience and free profession, practice, and propagation of religion). It said the CAA is also violative of the basic principle of secularism enshrined in the Constitution. On December 18, the top court had issued a notice to the Centre and sought its response by the second week of January on a batch of pleas challenging the CAA’s legality. The CAA, which was notified on January 10, grants Indian citizenship to non-Muslim minorities who migrated to India from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh till December 31, 2014, following persecution over their faith. The apex court fixed January 22 for hearing 59 anti-CAA petitions, including those filed by the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh. RJD leader Manoj Jha, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra and AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi have also filed pleas against the act.

RN Ravi during the meeting with Nitin Gadkari in Delhi.

DIMAPUR, JAN 14 (NPN): Union minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari has directed National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL) to provide appropriate technical solutions in order to ensure adequate slope protection measures along the Dimapur-Kohima fourlane highway. This followed a meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday between Gadkari and Meghalaya and Nagaland governor RN Ravi during which the latter pointed out the concerns relating to slope protection on the highway. In absence of adequate slope protection measures along the highway, the loose soil would lead to landslides, especially during the monsoon season, causing disruption to traffic and even damage to

Imna Along re-elected BJP State president Dmu 4-lane traffic regulation Staff Reporter

DIMAPUR, JAN 14 (NPN): Minister of Higher & Technical Education and Tribal Affairs Temjen Imna Along was reelected as BJP Nagaland president for 2020-23, while Transport, Civil Aviation, Railways & Land Resources, minister P Paiwang Konyak was elected to party’s national council member. The duo was elected by an electoral college comprising State council members in the presence of two BJP national observers – national general secretary Saroj Pandey and Bihar MLA Nitin Nabin – at Hotel Saramati here on Tuesday. The declaration of the result was followed by a press conference wherein BJP State general secretary James Vizo briefed the media about the election procedure and said declaration of the national president would be made within a week or two. He said Along was the ninth State president of the party who would be working as a full-fledged president as Along served as ad hoc State president during the last tenure. Vizo said nominations were re-

ceived from two candidates – Dr Sukhato A Sema and Along – for the post of the BJP State president. And following a consensus within the party, the central leaders nominated Along to the post, he added. The election of the president was conducted as per the process and procedure of the party election system, James said. Meanwhile, Along congratulated Konyak for being elected as the national council member and would now representing Nagaland in Delhi. He also thanked all State, district, mandal and morcha office bearers for reposing their trust on him. He asserted that, as State president of BJP, he would work “consistently, persistently and relentlessly” for the uplift of Naga people in particular and BJP karyakartas in general, besides creating better understanding between the party’s central and State units. He claimed that BJP, like any other political party, was a secular and democratic party having its ethos and principles on nationalism. Mentioning that the new office bearers would assume office soon, Along assured to continue

working relentlessly for development, progress and prosperity of Nagaland. Furthermore, he thanked all ministers, advisers of BJP and elected members for supporting him in all possible ways, adding he looked forward for “good innings”. Referring to the two vacant seats in Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) caused by the recent demise of 60 Pungro Kiphire A/C legislator T Torechu and NLA speaker Vikho O Yhoshu, Along said as both BJP and NDPP were part of the PDA alliance, the principles of coalition would be kept in mind while deciding on fielding candidates for the by-polls to the two vacancies. He stressed that as far as BJP was concerned “we will stick to the PDA alliance and fight the election with that spirit alone”. Along also took to twitter and said: “2019 was a productive year for us, we changed the things that we thought we never could and also we achieved things which we never thought were possible. I thank all the district presidents, council members and all party Karyakartas for imposing faith on me.”

DIMAPUR, JAN 14 (NPN): Dimapur Police Commissionerate has informed that with effect from January 20 only 13 identified designated crossings would be used for crossing over to the other lane and that all other temporary earth fillings would be removed. According to a press note issued by additional deputy commissioner of police/PRO, Dimapur Traffic Police would be implementing the new regulation in a phased manner starting from Purana Bazaar. And all have been requested to abide and comply with the new traffic regulation. According to PRO, 13 areas have selected as proposed median cuts/designated crossings along the four-lane stretch as a followup to the directive from the chief secretary on December 30, 2019 (See table). And this was done after a joint spot verification by Dimapur Traffic Police along with stockholders involved in

Terror funding case: NIA raids in Manipur, Nagaland NEW DELHI, JAN 14 (IANS): National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday conducted searches at five places in Manipur and Nagaland in connection with NSCN (I-M) terror funding case, officials said. NIA conducted the raids in Imphal in Manipur and Dimapur in Nagaland at five premises of close associates and relatives of accused Alemla Jamir, wife of Phungthing Shirmrang alias James Jamir, a member of the Steering Committee of NSCN (I-M), the NIA said. NIA recovered Rs 82.6 lakh in cash, documents of different properties worth Rs 3 crore, incriminating diaries, photographs, digital devices including fifteen smart phones, one hard disk, one pen drive, one memory card and four laptops. “Certain insurgency and extortion-related literature as well as other incriminating

documents have also been recovered during the searches. The searches have also revealed that unaccounted money (in cash) is being used for purchase of properties.” The NIA registered a case on December 20 last year under Unlawful (Activities) Prevention Act that relates

to terror funding of NSCN (I-M) wherein unaccounted funds were being taken by the cash courier Alemla from Delhi to Nagaland. Alemla is allegedly working for NSCN (I-M) and was arrested on December 18 last year at Delhi airport while carrying Rs 72

lakh in cash, said NIA. On January 10 this year, an NIA Special Court here had extended the judicial custody of accused Alemla for one month in the instant case. “PhungthingShimrang is absconding while further investigation in the case continues,” the NIA said.

the construction of the fourlane road from new Dhansari bridge, Purana Bazar to Patkai bridge, Chumoukedima on January 2.

Designated spots to be used for road crossings Zion Hospital Junction Toluvi Junction/Hollohon Petrol Pump Hollotoli School/ Naharbari Junction Aoyimti Junction/ D a r o g a p a t h a r Vi l l a g e Gate 3rd Mile/Nagarjan Junction Airport Junction Diphupar Village Gate Central Jail/Agri-Expo Green Park Junction Sovima Village Gate 7th Mile/Sukhovi Junction Chumoukedima 2nd Gate Chumoukedima 1st Gate/ Police Complex

ZVC seeks permission to construct unfinished bridge

DIMAPUR, JAN 14 (NPN): Zukihe village council (ZVC) has urged the PWD(R&B) authority to allow it to take up voluntary construction works on the unfinished RCC bridge over Dhansiri river between Shozukhu village and Zukihe village. In an appeal letter addressed to the executive engineer PWD (R&B), Dimapur Division, the ZVC chairman Shiwoto Kati and secretary Tonizu Zhimo pointed out that bridge construction work began in 2007 and was supposed to be completed within 24 months. However, they lamented that the bridge remains to be completed even after more than 12 years. ZVC maintained that the bridge once completed would facilitate more than 50 villages under Khaghaboto area, Aghunaqa area and other villages. In this regard, the ZVC has appealed to the department to allow the council to take up voluntary construction works on the remaining portion of bridge in the larger interest of public. It may be mentioned that villages located beyond the river continue to suffer as a 340-metre long RCC bridge is yet to be completed. Currently, a temporary hanging bridge is the only mode of communication for those villages. The contract was awarded to M/s PABSCON in 2005.

the highway, Ravi had pointed out. Gadkari took a serious note of the matter and accordingly directed NHIDCL to adopt necessary measures. The governor met the Union minister at his official residence and discussed the required measures for expediting the NHIDCL projects in Nagaland. Ravi thanked Gadkari for positively responding to his request and setting up an exclusive regional office of NHIDCL at Kohima for closely monitoring the various projects under the corporation in the State. Earlier, it was being done from the regional office for the Northeast in Guwahati. Ravi emphasised improved air, surface and digital connectivity for Nagaland. This was stated in a press release by PRO to governor.

Governor extends Sükrünye greetings DIMAPUR, JAN 14 (NPN): Governor of Nagaland and Meghalaya, RN Ravi, has extended greetings to the people of Nagaland especially the Chakhesang community on the occasion of Sükrünye festival. In a message, Ravi stated that Sükrünye was one of the most significant festivals of the Chakhesang community and wished the community prosperity in all spheres of life. He prayed to Almighty to bring about success to the people of the State in general. Governor observed that the rich culture and tradition of the Nagas needed to be preserved and promoted while keeping pace with the modernity. Stating that the festival should be a source for building unity, Ravi called upon everyone to come together in “our common enterprise of building a happy and prosperous Nagaland.” Dy CM: Deputy chief minister, Y Patton, has extended greetings to Chakhesang, Yimchunger and Kuki communities on the occasions of Sükrünye, Tsungkamneo and Mimkut festivals which fall simultaneously on January 15, January 16 and January 17 respectively. In a message, Patton said that festival was a time for introspection of the past to delve deep into one’s culture and traditions, which symbolized their unique identity. He said festival was also a time for forgiveness and reaching out with a renewed love for one another. On the festive occasions, the deputy chief minister along with the BJP legislators extended warm wishes to all the communities as they celebrate their festivals with much fun and fervour.

NSCN (I-M) refutes PIB report on camp bust

DIMAPUR, JAN 14 (NPN): NSCN (I-M) has termed as “a fabricated report” the PIB (Defense Wing) claim that troops of Indian Army had busted a temporary camp of the NSCN (I-M) in Manipur’s Tamenglong district where a cache of arms and ammunition were recovered. NSCN (I-M) through its MIP, refuted the PIB claim, saying no such incident took place at Nungkhao village in Tamenglong district on January 7, 2020. Further, MIP said that the photo with arms and uniforms displayed with the report “depicts nothing of any actual encounter between the troops of Indian Army and Naga Army other than to misguide the public and the Indian Government authorities.” K Y M C


SSU holds 48th general session

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news in Brief Meeting of AHoDs, HoDs: Meeting of administrative heads of department and heads of department will be held on January 15, 10 a.m at the secretariat conference hall. All AHoDs and HoDs have been informed to attend the meeting positively. DC & DEO Kiphire informs on meeting: DC & district election officer (DEO), Kiphire will hold a joint meeting of all the political parties and administrative officers on January 16, 11 a.m in the DC’s DPDB hall, Kiphire. Electoral roll observer and commissioner & secretary, Works & Housing, Rovilatuo Mor will interact with the political parties and administrative officers pertaining to the ongoing special summary revision of photo electoral rolls. All the presidents of different political parties and concerned officials have been requested to attend the meeting positively. DPO RCH & UIP, Mokokchung informs: DPO RCH & UIP, Mokokchung has informed that the next intensive pulse polio immunization (IPPI) for children below the age of 5 years will be held on January 19 at Mokokchung town. Parents and adults are asked to ensure that all children between 0-5 years receive the polio drops on the day at the nearest IPPI booths. UUDA prayer fasting prog: Usutomi Union Dimapur Area (UUDA) will be organizing prayer fasting programme on January 18, 6:30 a.m at Lhomithi Baptist church, Dimapur. Usutomi Union Dimapur Area has requested all its members in and around Dimapur to attend the prayer fasting programme.

SSU members with guest speaker and others at the general session.


The valedictory guest, L/T Government High School (GHS) Sohomi, Virashe Nusory encouraged the students to be determined and dedicated in their studies. He also urged the parents to support their children in their education stating that students are the true assets of society. The first session began with an invocation by Rukhathi Tsory, presidential address was delivered by SSU president, Mudotso Nuwiry and report by SSU general secretary, Divito Vese while Chakhesang

Students’ Union (CSU) education secretary, Nukuto Shijoh also brought greetings on behalf of the union. Other highlights of the event includes folk tune by Kese tsory and friends, Liwang Venuh performed special number, vote of thanks by Mudonolu Nuwiry and benediction by Nukulu Nuwiry, L/T GHS Phek village. The first session was chaired by SSU vice-president, Nuvide Nuwiry, while the second session was chaired by SSU women affair, Thujozolu Tsory.

BNSU laments decision to demote GHS; issues directives DIMAPUR: Bura Namsang Students’ Union (BNSU) has expressed “deep anguish” at the decision of the school department to downgrade its lone Government High School (GHS) to Gover nment Middle School (GMS) after a “prolong illnesses from deficiency of required teachers”. In a press release, BNSU president, Metpong Phom and education secretary, Phakling Phom said the union had, at several occasions, appealed for more teaching staff. However, lamented that instead of addressing the problem the department had downgraded the GHS “without ascertaining the situation”.

Pointing out the grievances of students, BNSU said it is inconvenient for the students of Class VIII to appear their elementary examinations in another town. Therefore, the union has asked for an elementary examination centre at Bura Namsang village GMS and at one private school. Meanwhile, BNSU has informed all teacher in-charge of GMS, GPS sector A, B & C of Bura


LVCU golden jubilee underway: Celebration of Litem Bukmüt Setshang (Litem Village Citizen Union) golden jubilee is underway from January 14 to 16 at Litem village under the theme “This shall be written for the generation to come.” (Psalm 102:18).

chairman T. Wangnao and general secretary Th. Muivah, supported by committed national workers and general public. While appreciating the Phom people in general and the Phom Naga national workers in particular for having invested time, energy, lives and resources to save the Naga nation, the Phom region also expressed joy that the 7 decades of Naga political struggle and 22 years of Indo-Naga political talks that followed have taken the Indian authorities to understand the truth of the Naga history and their political right. Hence, the Phom national workers take Pan Naga Hoho as a step forward and whole heartedly support it.

MHEUY supports demand to reinstate EAC Mopong

KOHIMA: Mopong Hongkong Educated Unemployed Youth (MHEUY) has extended its solidarity to the Konyak Union Mopong branch, spearheading the issue to reinstate Mopong administrative circle under Tobu sub-division. In a press release, MHEUY president Moba Konyak stated that the issue has become people’s movement owing to the denial of state government to the representations to address the issue. MHEUY has appealed the state government to settle the matter before January 25 as the dateline, and cautioned that the youth will join the protest by boycotting Republic Day.


YANTHAMO VILLAGE STUDENTS’ UNION Golden Jubilee Memorial “View Point Tower” inaugurated.

The YVSU would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Shri. Y. Patton, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Nagaland for his generous contribution of financial assistance towards the construction of the YVSU Golden Jubilee Memorial “View Point Tower”. The Union also thanks Shri. Hachio Patton, P.S. to Hon’ble Dy. Chief Minister, Nagaland for his material help and also for inaugurating the Tower. The Union further acknowledges and appreciates the contributions made by Shri. Khonthungo Kikon, and Shri. Aremo Ezung, (Convenor & Secretary YVSU Golden Jubilee) and all the individuals and organizations involved in the successful construction of the Tower. May God bless you all. Shri. S. Zubenthung Ngullie Smt. Loboni T Ngullie President, YVSU Gen. Secretary, YVSU

Namsang village to reopen the school on January 22 and resume classes from first week of February, as per the academic calendar. The union has also asked all teaching staff to be at their respective posting place and be present at combine meeting to be held on February 1, 2020 with VEC/SMC and students body. BNSU has warned that it would initiate action against the absentees.


You both are a blessing to us, thank you for unconditional love and support. May God continue to bless you both more. DP-340

Loving children.



MRS. VETHIZOLU RHAKHO 15-01-1970 to 15-01-2020

NPGN/NNC clarifies



May the love that you share last your lifetime through… Happy Wedding Anniversary


DIMAPUR: Reacting to the news item published in local dailies on January 14, the NPGN/NNC under the collective leadership of president Shoba Lakhum and Ato Kilonser Z. Hozheto Chophi has clarified that T. Ovung has been terminated by the national council of tatar hoho on May 31, 2019. NPGN/NNC through its MIP stated that, T. Ovung has no authority to use the name of NPGN/ NNC government and vehemently condemns “his falsehood attitude” and warns him not to mislead the Nagas anymore. NPGN/NNC also cautioned T. Ovung not to release press statement for his personal gain and “to come out from his hideout and face the NPGN government like a man.” NPGN/NNC reiterated that government both from army and civil wings are still intact under the collective leadership of president Shoba Lakhum and Ato Kilonser Z. Hozheto Chophi and they stand and support the resolution passed by the tatar hoho. It also informed HoD’s, public, business establishment etc not to entertain T. Ovung and if doing so defaulters would be doing at his/her own risk.

Chakhesang leaders’ prayer meeting: Prayer meeting for Chakhesang leaders organised by the Council of Chakhesang Christian Revival Churches (CCCRC) “third week third month programme” is being convened from January 17 to 19 at Mission Centre, Chetheba. CCCRC has invited all the Chakhesang politicians, Chakhesang Public Organisation (CPO), Chakhesang Mothers Association (CMA), Chakhesang Students Union (CSU), Chakhesang Youth Front (CYF), national workers, church leaders and all prayer house members to attend.

DIMAPUR: NSCN (I-M) Phom region has expressed that Pan Naga Hoho as initiated by negotiating team led by chief negotiator Th. Muivah is one significant achievement that should be supported by all Nagas who value Naga nationhood. A press release by NSCN (I-M) Phom region CAO Menjei Phom stated that, this Pan Naga Hoho, is a platform for all Nagas to come together as one family to pave the way for lasting peace among the Nagas. The release stated that, essence of Naga national struggle is to live together as one and free from control by others, whereby Nagas are fortunate to have leaders like former chairman late Isak Chishi Swu, present chairman Q. Tuccu, vice-


DIMAPUR: Sohomi Students’ Union (SSU) held its 48th general session on January 11 at the village panchayat hall on under the theme, “Prioritizing education”. A press rlease by SSU stated that guest speaker of the event, signal officer, 7th NAP Bhandari town, Wokha, Mushithi Nuwiry, urged the students to strive for quality education and encouraged them to be honest, disciplined, fear God and work to achieve their goals. He also cautioned the students against ill effects of the technol-

F&CS Kohima informs: Food and Civil Supplies (F&CS) Kohima has informed all the FPS/village councils of Kohima centre that the PHH and AAY foodgrains will be released from January 17 onwards between 10.30 a.m to 4 p.m. All concerned FPS/village councils are directed to collect their respective quota within the stipulated period: Kezocha circle villages, Meriema, Tsiese Basa/ Bawe, Thizama & Rusoma on January 17; Jakha circle village on January 18; Kohima sadar and Secu circle village on January 20; Kohima town FPS (ward 1 to 10) on January 22 and Kohima town FPS (ward 11 to 19 on January 23. The concerned FPS/villages council are directed to note the scheduled dates and collect their respective quota accordingly.

NSCN (I-M) Phom region supports Pan Naga Hoho

Loving Children, In-Laws & Grandchildren

THEÜNUO KROTHO GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION (1970-2020) Dated: 10th January, 2020 The Mungya Assembly of God (AG) Church heartily congratulates our Out-Reach Pastor, Rev. Mhonyamo Ngullie, Wokha Section Secretary on being ordained as Reverend at the 26th Triennial Conference of the AG East India (AGEI) held on 7th - 9th Jan. 2020, from Bethesda Higher Secondary School, Walford Dimapur. We would like to sincerely thank A.G Church Wokha Town, AGEI Wokha Section Presbyter Rev. Zuchamo Shitiri and his colleagues, Nagaland Superintendent (Supdt.) Rev. Tusaya Kath and his colleagues, AGEI General Suptd. Rev. Moses Murry and his colleagues for their recommendation and approval and AG India General Suptd. Rev. (Dr.) D. Mohan for Certification. DP-344

(Mr. Nzamongo Ngullie, Pastor) Mungya A. G. Church

A gathering of Theünuo Clan from various Village during its Golden Jubilee Celebration on 10th of January, 2020 at Theünuo Homestead, Meriema Kohima.




K Y M C Poll Q.: Is the anti-CAA protest becoming pan-India? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%


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Reorientation of urban ASHAs & MAS in Mkg

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Q: Should the court probe

Delhi Police handling of recent protests?  Yes  No  Can’t Say


(Temperature in ºC)

Max Min

Agartala Hazy sun

26 12


Sunny and nice

Guwahati Hazy sun Imphal

23 18 24 13

Mostly sunny and pleasant

23 5

Itanagar Pleasant with clouds and sun 22 11 Shillong


11 7


Sunny and cooler

18 7

Dimapur Sunny and beautiful Mkg

Sunny and not as warm

24 11 20 8

Tuensang Sunny and cooler

12 4

Sunny and cooler

11 11


Zunheboto Cooler with plenty of sunshine 17 6

ASHAs, MAS and trainers at the reorientation held in Mokokchung.

DIMAPUR: Reorientation of urban ASHAs & Mahila Arogya Samiti (MAS) at ward level under NUHM Mokokc hung which started batch wise on August 29, 2019 covering all 18 wards of Mokokchung concluded on January 14. A press release from CMO office stated that, the resource person were Sentirenla consultant NUHM & Watisenla DCM. Train-

ers were trained on the activities, roles & responsibilities of ASHAs & MAS. Role of ASHA is to create awareness and provide information to the community on determinants of health, existing health services and timely utilisation. ASHA will fulfil the role through home visits, attending to urban health and nutrition day (UHND) and supporting outreach activities, visits to health

facilities, promotion of MAS and maintenance of records. MAS as the name suggests are local women’s collective and are expected to take collective action on issues related to health, nutrition, water sanitation and its social determinants at ward level. They were also trained on the new MCP card and maintenance of various records and registers.

ANHTU appeals for release of pending salary DIMAPUR: All Nagaland Hindi Teachers’ Union (ANHTU) has appealed to departments of School Education and Finance to release Hindi teachers pending salary immediately in the interest of public at large. A press release from ANHTU president, Ruchunlo Tep and information secretary, Kekhrieniele Tsikhano pointed out that, departments of School Education and Finance had released four months pending salary of Hindi teachers 2012-13 batch in December 2019, wherein all the Hindi teachers got their pending salary. However, ANHTU stated that hindi teachers serving under SDEO Noklak, SDEO Shamator and SDEO Tuensang have not been paid as yet. In this regard, the ANHTU stated that all the teachers should be treated in the same yardstick. ANHTU while stating that it was for children’s admission for new academy session 2020 has fervently appealed for release of teachers pending salary immediately.

VWF observes 5th foundation day in Dimapur DIMAPUR: Vivekananda Welfare Foundation (VWF), Dimapur observed its 5th foundation day along with national youth day, marking the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at the local Durgamandir auditorium on January 12. A press release from VWF Dimapur founder and chief functionary Niranjan Saha stated that, VWF was established on January 12, 2015 and completes 5 years of charitable services and philanthropic activities towards humanity. In this regard, VWF distributed fruits and juice to all the patients of Dimapur District Hospital (Civil Hospital), Dimapur. Earlier, at the main programme the special guest was Anoop Khinchi,

Dignitaries along with VWF members and others at the foundation day of VWF.

deputy commisioner of Dimapur, guest of honour was Swadesh Ranjan Goswami from Kolkata who is national addl secretary general of Bharat Vikas Parishad. The meeting was chaired by Abhijit Bhattacharjee, senior adviser of VWF. After the felicitation



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of dignitaries and heads of different Samaj of Dimapur, ceremonial lighting of the lamp was done and floral tribute was offered to the portrait of Swamiji by the chief guest and other dignitaries. Chief guest Khinchi dwelt upon the teachings

of Swamijee especially his advices to the youths of the country. Guest of honour Goswami narrated the importance of national youth day. President of VWF Niranjan Saha read out the welcome address. Tripty Sharma of Living Stone

Foundation International, Dimapur and Sangrila Majumder, Pranabananda Women’s College, Dimapur gave short speeches on Swamiji and his works among the youths of India, Ripesh Roy recited one poem. Classical dance was performed by Reya Dey, while Arijit Sharma and Sujan Dey sang a duet. Short speeches were given by Rajkumar Chowdhury, patron of VWF and Arup Dasgupta, executive member of VWF. Chairperson in his speech emphasised on channelling the youth power of the country towards nation building. Vote of thanks was given by programme convenor Ashim Debnath in the programme anchored by Arijit Sharma.

DTF meeting on IPPI and NDD held in Dimapur

Anoop Khinchi, DC Dimapur chairing the DTF meeting held on January 14 at Dimapur. (DIPR)

DIMAPUR: In view of the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) programme on January 19 and National Deworming Day (NDD) on February 10, a meeting of district task force (DTF) on IPPI, NDD and WIFS was held at DC conference hall, Dimapur on January 14, with DC Dimapur, Anoop Khinchi as chairperson. According to DIPR report, DPO, Dr. Rebecca while highlighting the objective of IPPI informed the gathering that alto-

gether 519 polio booth will be set up throughout the district on January 19. She added that house to house visit would also be carried out on the following 2-3 days to immunize those children who did not turn up at the booth. She said that identified pockets of migrant and permanently settled population and transit points like railway station, bus terminus taxi stands will also be covered to make sure that all the targeted children were im-

munized. She also gave a powerpoint presentation, highlighting the objectives, targeted beneficiaries and implementation. During the meeting project officer, UNDP, R. Khartu Monsang briefed the gathering about the electronic vaccine intelligence network and cold chain maintenance. DC urged everyone involved to sincerely carry out their assigned works for successful implementation of the programme.

NSCN (I-M) condolence DIMAPUR: NSCN (I-M) has expressed grief at the untimely demise of late Khughovi Swu, ‘tatar’ GPRN from Chisholi village under Sumi region on January 11 and late ‘lieutenant’ Pashel Motha (Naga Army No. AX40414) of Zasibituo Battalion, Naga Army from Tokpaching village under Khurmi Region on January 11. A condolence message from NSCN (I-M) through its MIP stated that, ‘lieutenant’ Pashel Motha was enrolled in the Naga national service on October 21, 2005. Office of the adjutant general, Naga Army bestowed upon him posthumously the rank of captain on January 12, 2020 in recognition of his service to the Naga nation, stated

the MIP. NSCN (I-M) also stated that both of them had served the Naga nation with unwavering national spirit until their demise and the void created is deeply felt and would be difficult to fill in. It also stated that their names

shall be recorded in the pages of the Naga history and their sacrifices ever be cherished by all. G P R N c o nve y e d deep condolences to the bereaved family members and pray to the Almighty God to grant their souls eternal peace and rest.

YNA to conduct CMSW in Namsang area

DIMAPUR: Young Namsang Association (YNA) has called upon all Namsang villagers to actively participate in the monthly community mandatory social work (CMSW) which has been scheduled for January 18 in Namsang area. A press release from YNA president Dr. Phongshak Phom and general secretary, Chingloi Phom stated that, CMSW programme is for 3 consecutive years

subject to revamp or discontinuation. This has been organised with an aim to create social cohesiveness, recover the forest lost in the last 2-3 decades, activity related to cleanliness, sanitation and taking community ownership by maintaining roads and public properties. YNA stated that, all members of the village must participate in the monthly community mandatory social for at least 3 hours from

6 a.m to 9 a.m on the third Saturday of every month. However, YNA informed that children below 14 years and school goers will be exempted. YNA also requested villagers not to organise any social gathering or programme within Namsang coinciding with the CMSW. It also invited all members of the village to co-operate with whatever works the committee assigns.

In commemoration of the 31st national road safety week, a bike rally was organized under the aegis of regional transport officer Mokokchung. Rally was flagged off on January 14 from DC office complex by DC Mokokchung Limawapang Jamir. The rally was carried out by the Royal Enfield Club, Mokokchung with the message of road safety awareness. (NP)

A scooty which was under the custody of colony council of Niu Colony, Burma Camp Dimapur was handed over to the rightful owner after thorough verification of document in the presence of GBs, chairman and council members to Benjungungla, D/O Imsukumba of Burma Camp Dimapur. (Hozaka K Aweomi, GB Niu Colony Dimapur) K Y M C




Mnp drivers condemn police assault


IMPHAL, Jan 14: Manipur driver community expressed shock over the assault of one of their members by police on “Drivers’ Day”, a day on which drivers agitated against atrocities against them on national highways. A truck driver was reportedly assaulted by a police officer on duty along Imphal-Mao section of NH-2 at Kangpokpi, around 3.30 am on Tuesday. The news of incident spread like wildfire among the driver community when a video clipping of the incident went viral on social media. Taking serious note of the incident, the state police department placed the police officer involved in the assault on driver under suspension from his service. An order for suspension of ASI Th Hitler Singh of Kangpokpi Reserve line DHQ was issued by the SP of the district. The order maintained that the act of misbehaving with the driver was quite unbecoming of a member of a disciplined force like Manipur police. Based on the video which went viral in social media in which a police personnel was seen misbehaving with civilians, an enquiry was also conducted by Kangpokpi SP. In the enquiry, it was

Drivers’ Day observed in Imphal on Tuesday. (NP) found that the incident happened while the police officer was on duty and subsequently, he has been placed under suspension from his service, pending departmental proceeding, a police source said. Manipur police will not tolerate such indiscipline and reckless behaviour and appropriate action will be taken against the concerned police officer as per rules, the source added. All Manipur Road Transpor t Drivers and Motor Workers Union (AMRTDMWU) strongly condemned today’s incident of mishandling a driver in the strongest term. AMRTDMWU general secretary Maimom Anil Meitei said, it is unfortunate that such incident of mishandling driver happened on “Drivers’ Day” and by the police who are supposed to protect life and properties of the civilians, The incident has compelled drivers to suspect involvement of police personnel in some of the incidents of looting and harassing

drivers by mask miscreants, he said. The driver community has been observing Drivers’ Day each year since 1991 to commemorate an event where thousands of drivers staged a continuous sevenday protest at Koirengei old airfield in Imphal to highlight their grievances in 1990. The day became more significant when around 200 transport vehicles took out a rally in Imphal city in June 1994 in protest against the brutal killing of one handyman named Noarem Tarun Singh of Kakching by unknown armed miscreants at Jubja in Nagaland. Following the rally, around 1000 transport vehicles gathered at Koirengei airfield and staged a protest for nine days which strengthened the unity of the drivers of the state. Commemorating the day, various drivers’ unions and associations organised functions at their level, suspended their duties of the day. The main function

was held at Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT), Khuman Lampak, Imphal under the aegis of AMRTDMWU. State tribal affairs minister, N Kayisii led the gathering in paying floral tributes to the photographs of the drivers who sacrificed their lives while discharging their duty. In his speech, the minister recalled the dedication of the drivers. He said, “Drivers must be proud of their dedicated services despite various problems and respect themselves.” He said that it was the drivers that feed the entire population of thelandlocked state where there is only surface transport with no railway facility. “We must recognise the service of the drivers who fight all odds to deliver essential commodities to the state. The minister further stressed on the need to understand the hardship and pain drivers undergo while discharging their duty, particularly on national highways. “We need to support the drivers and not just showing sympathy”, Kayisii said. On the occasion, AMRTDMWU general secretary Maimom Anil Meitei highlighted the dedication of drivers against all odds and risk factors. He also drew the attention of the government to the pathetic conditions of national highways in the state.

Hindu religion not BJP’s monopoly: Tarun Gogoi Guwahati, Jan 14 (PTI): In a scathing attack on the BJP, former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday said Hindu religion is not the “monopoly” of the BJP and religion can’t be the basis for granting citizenship. Taking part in a debate on the governor’s address in the Assam assembly, he accused Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma of “dividing” Assamese society. “Hindu religion is not the monopoly of the BJP. I’m also a Hindu. I go to a temple, mosque and church,” he said attacking the ruling party. “The politics that Himanta Biswa Sarma is trying to do, I will not do that. He is trying to divide Assamese society,” the former CM alleged. He also questioned the basis on which the finance minister had said that not a single person over five lakh will be benefitted from the amended citizenship act in the state. “In the NRC, 19 lakh people were excluded and we think 11-12 lakh are Bengali Hindus. Then what is the basis of the five lakh figure and from where has this figure come?” he added. He demanded that the contentious act be repealed as the entire state was “burning”.

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CAA more dangerous than Biblical beast: Lal Thanhawla Aizawl, Jan 14 (PTI): Seeking divine intervention for repeal of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Mizoram Congress president Lal Thanhawla on Monday claimed that the legislation is more dangerous than the seven-headed beast mentioned in the Bible. Thanhawla, the former chief minister, also claimed that the Centre may scrap the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system currently protecting the Christian majority state from the provisions of the CAA at any time, as it had done in the case of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir last year. “The CAA is more dangerous than the number of the beast or 666 found in the Bible because it (the Act) deals not only with politics but religion and traditions of the people,” he said while addressing party workers at a programme here. According to the Book of Revelation of the Bible, 666 is the number or name of a wild beast with seven heads and 10 horns that comes out of the sea. It is believed by many that the beast is a symbol of the political system. Thanhawla urged the people to seek divine intervention through prayers so that the new citizenship law is scrapped and the Uniform Civil Code which the Centre is allegedly planning to introduce, does not come into effect.

Lal Thanhawla The Congress leader claimed that the CAA is harmful as it seeks to grant citizenship to illegal immigrants on religious lines and will have an impact on the faith of the indigenous people of the state, though it is currently protected by the ILP. The CAA is not applicable to the tribal areas of Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura and ILP regime states of Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur. The ILP is an official travel document issued by the government to grant inward travel of an Indian citizen into a protected area for a limited period. “There is nothing to believe completely about the exemption of the Inner Line Permit areas and scheduled areas of the Northeast including Mizoram from the purview of the CAA. The BJP-led NDA government can lift the ILP regime at any time,” he said.

Taking steps to resolve power crisis: M’laya CM S hillo n g, Ja n 1 4 (PTI): Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday said the state government is taking steps to resolve the ongoing power crisis. The assurance came on a day when maximum power cut of four hours in the state capital and six hours in the rural areas was imposed in view of the shortage. The power shortage was due to the failure of two power projects in Tripura and Assam, officials said. The state did not get about 30 MW electricity due to breakdown of the Palatana project in Tripura and 20 MW due to breakdown of Kupli hydro-electric project at the Meghalaya- Assam border, the chief minister said. Meghalaya was also supposed to get electricity through power banking because it has sold some amount of energy during the rainy season to other states through the NTPC, he said. However, due to a notification issued by the central government on June 26 last year, such exchange of power can happen through a letter of credit (LC), Sangma added. “The breakdown of the power projects has affected the state and our people. Moreover, the notification has also hit us,” he said.

A Hindu cannot be a Jinnah: 4 killed in road ‘NRC would be error-free if Assam given full responsibility’ Himanta Biswa Sarma mishap in TripuraAssam border

Agartala, Jan 14 (IANS): At least four people, including two children were killed and seven others injured when a Bolero jeep and a two-wheeler auto collided head on in Tripura-Assam border, police said on Tuesday. According to Tripura police, some people belonging to tea gardens of adjoining Assam returning their homes by a twowheeler auto when a passenger laden Bolero jeep dashed the auto killing two children and two young men on the spot. Seven people of the two vehicles were also injured in the accident, which took place on late Monday evening at Piplagole along northern Tripura-Assam border. Immediately after the mishap people burnt down the Bolero jeep before the Assam police personnel reached the spot, 225 km north of Tripura capital Agartala.


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is just imaginary about how many people will apply for citizenship. The CAA is a national Act and entire India will implement it. Please do not get apprehensive about the Act. The rules are not framed yet and we have given our suggestions,” he added. He stressed that after people apply for the citizenship, all applications will be examined and all of the applicants may not get citizenship. “I respect AASU as I am a product of that organisation. But no one should spread misinformation. Indigenous people will be given land rights and the definition of indigenous will also be decided. All the people are safe in our government. “I cannot think of betraying mother Assam. How can people think about it?... We have stud-


The TNAI Conference Committee Dimapur unit would like to acknowledge the following individual and group for their generous contribution. 1. Mrs & Dr. Keviduyi Theyo, Asst. M.S. DHD – Rs. 10,000 2. Mrs. Pursangla, retired nurse – Rs. 1000 3. Mrs. R. Akokla, retired nurse – Rs. 2000 4. ANM Association – Rs. 5000 5. Mrs. Nepralu Keyho, retired Deputy Director Nursing – Rs. 2000 6. TNAI Mokokchung unit – Rs. 15,000 7. TNAI Tuensang unit – Rs. 10,000 8. TNAI Wokha unit – Rs. 5000 9. TNAI CIHSR unit – Rs. 5000 10. TNAI Phek unit – Rs. 5000 11. TNAI Kohima unit – Rs. 5000 12. TNAI Peren unit – Rs. 2000 13. TNAI Longleng unit – Rs. 1000 14. TNAI Mon unit – Rs. 1000 15. Dr. Sentinaro, Principal, SON IMDH, Mokokchung – Rs. 3000 16. Smti Lipoksangla – Rs. 1000 17. Dr. Rachel, Staff nurse, NHAK – Rs. 1000 18. Smti. Tiamenla, Gen. Sect TNAI Nagaland – Rs. 1000 19. Smti. Khumjanbeni, Jt. Sect. TNAI Nagaland – Rs. 1000 We would like to extend our gratitude to the office bearer of TNAI Nagaland Branch Smti. Tiakala Longkumer president, Smti. Pursangla vice president, Smti. Tiamenla Jamir Sect, Smti Khumjanbeni Murry Jt. Sect. We also extend our gratitude to the partakers of the programme, all the delegates from ten districts of Nagaland and the retired nursing personnel. We are especially thankful to Dr. Sashimeren. Retired Principal Director H&FW cum proprietor CHSC. Dimapur for allowing us to host the conference in Cornerstone Higher Secondary School, Dimapur. We also extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dy. Director. Treasuries & Account Training Institute Dimapur, O.C. Fire and Emergency Services Dimapur, School of Nursing District Hospital Dimapur for their invaluable help. Words are inadequate to express our gratitude to each and every individual who has worked tirelessly for the success of the TNAI State Level Conference. Mrs. Yarsangla Convenor Conference Organizing Committee Dimapur Unit

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ied the Act. Those people living here for decades will apply and talk about their mind... Please don’t doubt the government unnecessarily,” Sonowal said. “I appeal to the opposition parties to leave aside petty politics and lead with correct information. I also assure the people that we will not make you weak. We will make you the strongest community in India,” he said, reiterating his position of safeguarding the culture, identity and language of Assam.




With immense pride and honour, we the Wokha Town Longsa Ekhung would like to congratulate the following members for their achievements. 1. Mrs. Athel O Lotha, W/o. Renbow Ezung promoted to Secretary, Govt. of Nagaland. 2. Miss Ludia Ezung, D/o. Mhabemo Ezung for securing the Post of Secretariat Assistant through NPSC. 3. Mr. Lipenthung Y Ezung, S/o. Yiponthung Ezung for advancing the Top 2nd Position (91.16%) from Dr. MGR Educational & Research Institution, Madurvayal University Chennai, Tamil Naidu, India in completing of Master of Bio Technology (M.Tech). The Ekhung further wishes them all success in their future endeavours. Sd/- N Samuel Ezung Info. & Publicity Secy. WTLE WC-20



The Phoenix Club Tamlu Town with immense pride and honour would like to congratulate the following Phoenix Club members for their great achievements. 1. Mr. M. Moplung Phom (Phoenix Club, General Secretary) for securing the post of EAC through NPSC 2. Mr. H. Wanthah Phom (Phoenix Club, President) for securing the post of DB through District level DB recruitment under DC Office Longleng. The Phoenix Club further wishes them all success in their future endeavors. (Mr. N. TUNGLEN K) S/Secy

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FELICITATION The Sumi Council Valley View Colony, Dimapur, with immense pride and honour express our heartiest congratulations to : 1. Dr. H. HOTOKHU CHISHI, S/o Lt. Hokhuvi Chishi, on being promoted to the post of Director (Dental), Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, Kohima: Nagaland. 2. Shri. ZAKABO V. ROTOKHA, NCS, S/o Vihuto Rotokha, on being posted as Managing Director, Nagaland Handloom & Handicraft Development Corporation Ltd., Dimapur. 3. Shri. AKAI SUMI, S/o Lt. Pukhavi Sumi, for successfully clearing Assistant Commandant, CRPF, through LDC Examination 2017. The Council extend sincere prayers and warm wishes in all their future endeavours. (GHOSHITO CHOPHY) Chairman

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religion. Sarma, who was speaking during the debate on the governor’s address in the one-day special session of Assam Assembly, said CAA will not violate the Assam Accord. The fourpage Assam Accord did not mention anything about Hindu immigrants persecuted in Bangladesh. “In Assam Accord many things were left unresolved.... We have not violated the Assam Accord, but are addressing unresolved issues,” the senior BJP leader said and sought a House panel to study the historic document in detail. Sarma said the Assam government will take the responsibility if more than five lakh people were benefitted by the CAA. “I’ll leave politics of one person more than five lakh get citizenship under CAA,” he said. He expressed concern over alleged rising Muslim population in Assam and said that “Ajmal Badruddin (AIDUF chief) or his son or his grandson will be the state chief minister after 30 years. No one can stop it.

As the mammoth NRC exercise was carried out under the direct supervision of the Supreme Court, the state had no role to play in its upgrade process, Sonowal said in his over an hour long speech that ended post midnight. “The Assam government only provided the service of 55,000 of its employees and the police force for the security purpose,” he added. The final NRC was published on August 31 last year by excluding 19,06,657 persons. A total of 3,11,21,004 names were included out of 3,30,27,661 applicants. Talking about the CAA, the chief minister said the people were protesting because misinformation regarding the Act was being fed to them. “The number floating


Guwahati, Jan 14 (PTI): Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday speaking for the CAA and granting of the status to Hindus from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan told the Assembly that a person from the community “cannot be a Jinnah as he never attacks anyone” and are secular. He also suppor ted granting of citizenship to Hindu Bengalis, which is being vehemently protested against by various outfits. Speaking in support of granting citizenship to Hindus, Sarma said, “A Hindu cannot be a Jinnah. Not a single Hindu king has destroyed a mosque or a temple. A Hindu is always secular and does not attack anyone. Hindus are secular”. Former chief minister Tarun Gogoi had on January 6 called Prime Minister Narendra Modi India’s “Hindu Jinnah” and accused him of following the “two-nation theory” of the Pakistan founder to divide the nation on the basis of

Guwahati, Jan 14 (PTI): Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the Supreme Court-monitored National Register of Citizens in Assam would have been a “correct NRC” had the full responsibility of its updation been given to the state government. Replying to the debate on Governor’s Speech during the one-day special session of the Assam Assembly on Monday, Sonowal also said people need not fear the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) as the government will not do anything against their interests. “The BJP wants a correct NRC. If the Assam government had got full responsibility of the NRC upgrade work, then I can tell it with confidence that it would have been a correct NRC,” he told the House.



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infiltrators. They are having their meals and staying here on our money”. He accused the state’’s Mamata Banerjee government of remaining silent a spectator to the violence. “This (violence) happened because there was neither any baton charge, nor firing, nor was any FIR filed. Why? Didi’’s (elder sister, as Mamata Banerjee is popularly called) police did not arrest anybody... because they vote for her”. He then referred to the three states ruled by the BJP. “In Assam, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, our governments have shot dead these devils like dogs.

Tharoor apologises for ‘power without responsibility’ remark asked him to apologise to the LGBT community. “Apologies to those who found my quote about ‘power without responsibility’ offensive. It’s an old line from British politics, going back to Kipling & PrimeMinister Stanley Baldwin, & most recently used by Tom Stoppard. I recognize that its use today was inappropriate & withdraw it,” Tharoor tweeted on Tuesday morning. He did not directly mention the “eunuch” reference which had sparked outrage.

New Delhi, Jan 14 (PTI): An NHRC team on Tuesday visited the Jamia Millia Islamia to record statements of the students who were injured during the police action on the campus last month. After sending a team to probe the violence on Jamia Millia Islamia campus, the rights panel has decided to further probe the case till January 17, sources said On Tuesday, around 35-40 students were present to record their statements with the team of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), which has deputed a team led by its SSP, Manzil Saini, to conduct an inquiry to know whether incidents in the varsity involved violation of human rights, officials said. According to the NHRC, it had received complaints in December alleging illegal detention of students by police and denial of legal and medical access to injured students at the police station, following which it had registered a case and deputed a probe team.

New Delhi, Jan 14 (PTI): A court slammed Delhi Police on Tuesday for failing to show any evidence against Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, observing that people are out on the streets because things which should have been said inside Parliament were not said. Delhi Police was behaving as if Jama Masjid was Pakistan, Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau said, adding that even if it was, one can protest there peacefully. Pakistan was once part of undivided India, she said. The court’s observations came while hearing bail plea of Azad, who was arrested in a case related to antiCAA ptotests in old Delhi’s Daryaganj area. “Inside the Parliament, things which should have been said, were not said and that is why people are out on the streets. We have full right to express our views but we cannot destroy our country. “You are behaving as if Jama Masjid was Pakistan and even if it was Pakistan, you can go there and protest. Pakistan was a part of undivided India,” the judge

‘Why do you have Muslim friends?’ cops to activist LU C K N OW, J A N 1 4 (IANS): Robin Verma, a human rights activist who was arrested in connection with anti-CAA protests in Lucknow on December 20, was released from jail on Tuesday. He had been granted bail last week. Narrating his ordeal, Verma said that the police repeatedly asked him after he was taken into custody that “You are a Hindu, why are you friends with Muslims?” Verma alleged that he was physically tortured and insulted by the policemen who warned him that his wife and minor daughter

Robin Verma

would also be subjected to similar treatment. They screened his mobile phone and berated him for having several Muslims’’

numbers in his phone and WhatsApp list. “Where do you go with them (Muslims) and why do you have so many Muslims as friends?” they allegedly asked Verma. He claimed that the policemen also used abusive language for his wife. Verma was picked up along with a journalist from a national daily on December 20 while they were having a meal at a restaurant in Hazratganj area. The activist was taken to the Hazratganj police station and then to the Sultanganj station where he allegedly was punched, slapped

and thrashed with a leather belt. Verma said that he was beaten by the policemen in civilian clothes. He said he was denied blankets, food and water during his detention in the police station. Interestingly, Verma’’s name did not figure in the FIR lodged at Hazratganj police station. He was later booked for rioting, attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy and damage to public property. Denying the charges levelled against him, Verma said he was not a part of any violence but had protested peacefully.


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such gathering... Where is the violence? Who says you cannot protest...have you read the Constitution. It is one’s Constitutional right to protest.” The court further observed that Azad, having a law degree, can also protest inside the courts. It noted that Azad’s Ambedkarite philosophy probably required more research. “Azad is probably an Ambedkarite. Ambedkar was more closer to the Muslims, Sikhs and basically the repressed class of the society... He was a rebel of his own kind. Probably Azad has a vague idea of what he wants to say but probably not able to put it across. If you take up an issue, you do your research. And that is missing, “ the court said. The plea, filed through advocate Mehmood Pracha, claimed that there was no evidence against the allegations made against Azad in the FIR and his arrest was illegal. A z a d ’s o u t f i t h a d called for a protest march from Jama Masjid to Jantar Mantar against the amended Citizenship Act on December 20, without police permission.

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NEW DELHI, JAN 14 (PTI): Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday apologised on Twitter after he was criticised for his remark that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wants power without responsibility, something which has been “the prerogative of eunuchs”. On Monday night, Tharoor alleged that Kejriwal is trying to have it both ways by making statements deploring the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) but has not taken any tangible action. “He has not even shown human compassion one expects from a chief minister from victims of violence in his state. In any other state, had students been bashed up in this manner, the chief minister would have visited them and shown them some concern,” Tharoor told a TV channel. “Mr Kejriwal really wants power without responsibility, which we all know has been the prerogative of eunuchs for ages,” he said. T h e r e m a r k d r ew sharp criticism on social media as netizens accused him of “transphobia” and

They were taken elsewhere and then again cases were filed against them. They will come here, eat, stay, and then destroy property. Do they think this is their zamindari?” He had said once a BJP government was installed in Bengal, “We will hit them with sticks, shoot them and also send them to jail. Our governments have done exactly that. Mamata Banerjee doesn’’t have the guts to do anything”. However, his incendiary comments did not meet the approval of sections in the party. Union Minister Babul Supriyo came out with a

tweet slamming Ghosh and distancing the BJP from the comments. “Very irresponsible of Dilip Da to have said what he said. It is a figment of his imagination... BJP governments in UP and Assam have never resorted to shooting people for whatever reason,” he tweeted. Supriyo’’s tweet was retweeted by nominated Rajya Sabha member Swapan Dasgupta, considered close to both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. But Ghosh did not budge,and aggressively asked whether the party was being run by Shah or Supriyo. “People comment according to their understanding. What I feel is that our governments have done it, and so I said all that. If we get a chance we will also do such things,” he said, sticking to his earlier comments. Supriyo also hit back. “Just as he has remarked ‘’whatever Babul Supriyo has understood he has said’’, similarly I am saying this is Dilip da’’s personal opinion, and it has no connection with the party”.

Court slams Delhi police for Azad’s arrest


Kolkata , J an 1 4 (IANS): A police complaint was lodged on Tuesday against BJP West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh for his threat to “beat up” and “shoot’’ “anti-CAA protesters, whom he called “infiltrators”. The complaint was registered in Ranaghat police station of Nadia district by a Trinamool Congress worker Krishnendu Banerjee, who alleged that Ghosh was inciting communal passion. Addressing a party rally on Sunday in Ranathat, about 80 km from Kolkata, Ghosh went ballistic, saying the governments in BJP-ruled Assam, Karnataka and UP have shot dead “like dogs” those protesting against the new CAA. Alleging there were one crore infiltrators in the state, Ghosh had accused them of destroying public property worth Rs 500-600 crore during the violent protests against the CAA last month. “Friends, please know these people who are opposing Hindus and Bengalis. In whose interest are they doing this? There are one crore

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Kohima, the, 14th January 2020 NO.:ED/AEI-14/2019 :: It is hereby notified for the information of all concerned that the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India will be interacting with a cross section of students in the programme ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020’ at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi on 20th January 2020 at 11:00 am. The event will be broadcast live by Doordarshan through DD National, DD News and DD India. It will also be available through live airing on radio channels (All India Radio Medium Wave, All India Radio FM Channel), Live web streaming on websites of PMO, MHRD, Doordarshan, and Youtube channel of MHRD, Facebook Live and Swayamprabha channels of MHRD. Therefore, the Head of Institutions of all High and Higher Secondary Schools(Both Govt. & Private Schools including CBSE Schools) functioning in the State of Nagaland are hereby directed to make necessary arrangements in their schools so that all students from class 9 (nine) upwards may view/hear the telecast. Those schools which will remain closed on account of winter vacation shall ensure that students attending HSLC & HSSLC coaching classes view/hear the telecast. Apart from TV broadcast, the viewing facility may also be arranged on internet access devices (computers/laptops/mobiles etc) and through radio/transistors. Compliance report in the format given below should be submitted along with few photographs/videos through email at: ‘’ before 4 pm of the same day, that is 20th January 2020. 1. Name of School & District: 2. No. of students viewed the prog. through TV: 3. No. of students viewed the prog. through Computer/Laptop/Mobile: 4. No. of students heard the prog. through Radio: (SHANAVAS C) IAS Principal Director DC-43

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Party or constitution


ince August 5, 2019 when the abrogation of Article 370 resulted in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir(J&K) being downgraded and bifurcated into two union territories- Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir – the government led by Narendra Modi has been sparing no efforts to convince the nation and the world that all is hunky dory and business as usual in India. Be it the Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA) which has aroused huge opposition and further fuelled venom-filled speeches and condemnations across; even the attempts to justify the clampdown in J&K has not convinced the world that the politics of the day in India serves to secure its people with freedom they achieved from the British. The CAA has seen the Modi government and many of its leaders indulging in hate filled and blatantly communal speeches against a particular religion. Those who oppose the CAA are damned as pro-Pakistan and anti-national. The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has also voiced concern over the violence and alleged use of excessive force by security personnel in India against those protesting against the amended Citizenship Act. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has termed the CAA as undermining the commitment to equality before the law enshrined in India’s constitution and also India’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights(ICCPR) and for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination(ERD) to which India is a party. In a highly controversial remark in December and leaving little to imagination, prime minister Narendra Modi said “people who are setting fire (to property) can be seen on TV... They can be identified by the clothes they are wearing.” Even the USA, which is seen to have deepened relations with India under president Donald Trump and prime minister Narendra Modi, has expressed concern about the implications of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Even the situation in J&K has elicited serious concerns in the international fora despite efforts of the Indian government to assuage such apprehensions. The US State Department has red-flagged the continuing detention of political leaders in J&K, undermining the diplomatic positives the Indian government had gained by organising a visit of envoys from 15 countries, including US Ambassador Kenneth Juster, to the troubled region. It may be noted that for the past five months, three former J&K CMs — Farooq Abdullah, his son Omar and Mehbooba Mufti - have been under preventive detention, ever since Article 370 was abrogated. Farooq (82), the National Conference’s sitting MP from Srinagar,who also served as a Union minister, besides having distinguished himself as India’s representative who countered Pakistani propaganda at the 1994 UN convention in Geneva. Even the Supreme Court had rapped the Centre on its knees over the continuing internet shutdown and imposition of Sec.144 CrPC in J&K for the past five months. Sweeping five-month-old restrictions on the internet and the right to assembly that have impacted people’s freedom to conduct their business in Kashmir , the Supreme Court ordered review as it upheld the need to protect constitutional guarantees. It gave the central government and “competent authorities” a week to complete the review into the clampdown that was imposed on the eve of the 5 August revocation of Article 370 that gave the erstwhile state its special status. The protests against such decisions are democratic and the government of the day need to reflect on whether a party’s manifesto is supreme over the constitution.

DailyDevotion Called By God

I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” —Isaiah 6:8

God did not direct His call to Isaiah— Isaiah overheard God saying, “…who will go for Us?” The call of God is not just for a select few but for everyone. Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears, and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude. “Many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14). That is, few prove that they are the chosen ones. The chosen ones are those who have come into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ and have had their spiritual condition changed and their ears opened. Then they hear “the voice of the Lord” continually asking, “…who will go for Us?” However, God doesn’t single out someone and say, “Now, yougo.” He did not force His will on Isaiah. Isaiah was in the presence of God, and he overheard the call. His response, performed in complete freedom, could only be to say, “Here am I! Send me.” Remove the thought from your mind of expecting God to come to force you or to plead with you. When our Lord called His disciples, He did it without irresistible pressure from the outside. The quiet, yet passionate, insistence of His “Follow Me” was spoken to men whose every sense was receptive (Matthew 4:19). If we will allow the Holy Spirit to bring us face to face with God, we too will hear what Isaiah heard— “the voice of the Lord.” In perfect freedom we too will say, “Here am I! Send me.”


One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don’t go into government. ~ Donald Trump

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No theocracy in democracy please!!!


any of you would b e wo n d e r i n g what exactly the word Theocracy mean. The word Theocracy is derived from the Greek (Theokratia) which means “the rule of God”. Etymologically derived from (theos), meaning “God”, and (krateo), meaning “to rule”. Thus the meaning of the word in Greek was “rule by God(s)” or human incarnation(s) of god(s). For the first time Flavius Josephus in his book named Against Apion, Book II, Chapter 17 introduces the very term Theocracy. Josephus argued that while mankind had developed many forms of rule, most could be subsumed under the following three types: monarchy, oligarchy, and democracy. But the governance of the Jews, however, was unique. Josephus offered the term “theocracy” to describe its polity. Under Biblical time frame the theocratic polity denotes the governance of Moses until Saul’s election i.e. the rule of Monarchy. In the 21st century 7 countries follow Theocratic type of governance which are: Afghanistan, Iran,


Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Vatican City and Yemen. Very soon the largest democratic country named India would be seen clinging to the afore mentioned list. Why do I say so? Simple, looking at the present situation we can certainly say the government isn’t secular enough to bring everyone under the umbrella of peace and tranquility. India isn’t under the New Year hangover, in fact, social tension of 2019 has stretched into the year T2O, which calls for our attention and response to the crises for which we aren’t affected till yet but been threatened to face the consequences if voice out against the rulers of Make in India. The controversy surrounding the New Citizenship Act is regarding the definition of “Illegal Migrant” which became an act of discrimination to a particular religion and hence violated the fundamental Rights under Article 14 of the Indian Constitution. Now the question arises, is it the only reasons for such a big Halla ?, this Bill state that Indian citizenship will be provided to people from

Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities, who have come from the three countries to India till December 31, 2014, so that they are not treated as illegal immigrants. Legal exper ts and Leaders of Opposition parties have argued vociferously that the new amendment violates the letter and spirit of the constitution. The legislation need to show a “rational nexus” between the subject and the object it seeks to achieve. Even if the classification is reasonable, any person who falls in that category has to be treated alike. If protecting the persecuted minorities is ostensibly the objective of the law, then the exclusion of some countries and using religion as a yardstick may fall foul of the test. Further, granting citizenship on the grounds of religion is seen to be against the secular nature of the Constitution which has been recognised as part of the basic structure that cannot be altered by Parliament. The new law is not extending to those persecuted in Myanmar (Rohingya Muslims) and Sri

Invisible disabilities

isabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations. Disability is thus not just a health problem. It is a complex phenomenon, reflecting the interaction between features of a person’s body and features of the society in which he or she lives. Overcoming the difficulties faced by people with disabilities requires interventions to remove environmental and social barriers. People with disabilities have the same health needs as non-disabled people – for immunization, cancer screening etc. They also may experience a narrower margin of health, both because of poverty and social exclusion, and also because they may be vulnerable to secondary conditions, such as pressure sores or urinary tract infections. Evidence suggests that people with disabilities face barriers in accessing the health and rehabilitation services they need in many settings. World Health Organisation There are disabilities that are visible to the naked eye and present themselves in physical form. And likewise, there are also Invisible disabilities that does not appear to be visible to the naked eye and does not present themselves in physical forms. Our present society’s unreflective views about disability is exposed when we try to look closely and consider what describes disability as “invisible”. Many a times these people with invisible disabilities are viewed as “strange” and “off ” to the people they come across, when actually as a matter of fact they are dealing with a disability that makes them act that certain way. And to understand the difference between these two disabilities is learningwhat it might mean to describe a disability as “invisible”. The category of conditions that falls under “invisible disabilities” is undeniably vast and large in its own field. It is an umbrella term that captures a whole spectrum of hidden disabilities or challenges that are primarily neurological in nature. List of SOME disabilities considered invisible disabilities • ADHD

• Depression

• Anxiety disorders

• Diabetes

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• Asthma

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• Autism

• Inflammatory bowel disease

• Brain injuries

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Lanka Tamils. One of the leaders who voiced for the CAB has repeatedly made statements that not a single Rohingya Muslim will be allowed in India. Further, by not allowing Shia and Ahmadiyya Muslims who face persecution in Pakistan, or the Hazras, Tajiks and Uzbeks who faced persecution by the Taliban in Afghanistan, the law is being seen as potentially violating Article 14. In Parliament, the leaders for CAB believe that Muslims can never be persecuted in Islamic countries. But unfortunately, The Second Constitutional Amendment in Pakistan declared the Ahmadiyyas to be “non-Muslims” and their penal code makes it criminal for Ahmadis to refer to themselves as Muslims, and places restrictions on the community including denying it the right to vote. In 2016, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom recommended declaring Pakistan a tier-1 Country of Particular Concern for severe violations of religious freedom under the International Religious Freedom Act. In August 2019, the US, the

UK and Canada expressed concerns about religious oppression in China and Pakistan in a meeting on safety of religious minorities in armed conflict. The Theocracy envisioned by the present makers of modern Indian is topsy-turvy to that of Biblical era. Theocratic rule in Bible particularly in Old Testament accepted all aliens and foreigners among the God’s chosen people. The intention of God’s Sovereign rule wasn’t to subjugate any particular sects or caste but holistically uplifting all whether they are part of Israel community or not. Today the theocratic (single religious governance) agenda is not for the progressive development for all but creating division among all. In New Testament, Christ was the social revolutionary who spoke for the sinners but condemned the sin, who sat with outcast but casted out the parochial thinkers, He touched the lepers but hated the lepers of heart (hypocrites). But we the followers of Christ, the proud Nazranis are we really following the path of Christ or is that the

Christ path only goes into and finish at the church gate? Does the threat of not getting ration from Centre hold us back from our moral responsibility? or, by isolating our state will it crush the zeal of brotherhood in us?. We are the followers of Christ who didn’t live for himself but for others. By implementing CAB we are excluding and oppressing many and dragging multitudes to statelessness. We are heading towards making India a Single religious, linguistic and Caste country eventually. Making Indian a theocratic wasn’t the dream of our Constitution makers but today, survival of one of the religions is questioned and tomorrow many more will be, then linguistic hegemony will prevail and slowly only one Religious Aryan Race will rule this peninsular India. That’s what the outcome of modern theocracy is! Let the slogan of Tata tea advertisement ring and remind us “Jaago Re India” Dn. Jerry Varghese, Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kerala

Let the right slogans ring out on campuses


ast Monday, IIT Madras convened a press conference to announce Saarang, the annual cultural festival of the campus. A few hours before the scheduled conference, however, the organisers called it off. The reason: A group of students were planning a rally condemning the attack on JNU students by masked goons the previous day. The IIT authorities clearly didn’t want reporters or photographers to be on the campus when the rally was taken out, let alone record the protest. Virtually every newspaper had photographs and reports of the protest the next day. I never understand the paranoia exhibited by the administrators of some of the premier educational institutions when their students react to political events. IITs are just an example; the phobia is more acute in other campuses. In fact, what scares me is a growing lack of political awareness on our campuses. I am not a fan of apolitical people, but neither do I have a problem with them. But when the system actively works to turn a generation into a politically inert battalion of superefficient professionals, it scares me like George Orwell’s ‘1984’. Our problem is that we don’t want our children to be angry. And that’s because we refuse to distinguish between anger and violence. We try to ‘protect’

them from politics, because we confuse political awareness — and political reaction — with real politik that our politicians practise. The hilarious irony here is that many of the holier-than-thou administrators of our educational institutions are scared that politicians would be angry if students react to their politics. And aren’t our children on these sanitised campuses angry? Well, yes. My son, a student of engineering, is legitimately angry at many things, Ronaldo not scoring being one of them. There are less lucky people whose children’s anger find violent outbursts. The nuisance on Chennai roads that goes by the name of ‘bus day’, and ‘route rowdies’ masquerading as students brandishing machetes are not by products of campus politics. They, in fact, could well be a result of lack of campus politics. Forget the godman who preaches against the ills of anger (under that cunning smile is a set of grating teeth), our children need to get angry at the right things if they have to grow up to become responsible — and responsive — citizens. Anger is an inevitable emotion which, when tempered with reason and knowledge, can be productive. We shouldn’t let anger guide us to perpetual bitterness or violence, but we should respect it as a catalyst for

debate, deliberation and course correction. So, doesn’t campus politics lead to violence? It does, but that’s a bad excuse to quell political thought and action among students. We have seen some of the worst forms of violence on campuses without politics. Tamil Nadu, where political campuses have produced not just politicians but outstanding artists and scientists, are today apolitical. This barrenness provides a fertile ground for such ridiculous and dangerous pastimes as ‘bus day’. Those who argue in favour of depoliticising JNU should look at the exhaustive list of its illustrious alumni that includes Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee (also on the list are foreign minister S Jaishankar and finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman). Presidency College, Chennai, which was once politically vibrant, produced two Nobel-winning scientists — C V Raman (1930) and S Chandrasekhar (1983), besides politicians like C Rajagopalachari. Those in power, who themselves cut their political teeth on campuses, have enough reasons to be worried about politics on campuses which have been the cradles of just rebellions like the anti-Hindi agitations in Tamil Nadu. Emperors in new clothes should be scared to walk near campuses. Arun Ram

• Migraines • Multiple Sclerosis Generally seeing a person in a wheelchair, wearing a hearing aid, or carrying a white cane tells us a person may be disabled. But what about invisible disabilities that make daily living a bit more difficult for many people worldwide. Invisible disabilities can significantly impair normal activities of daily living. For example there are people with visual or auditory impairments who do not wear hearing aids or eye glasses so they may not seem to be obviously impaired. Those with joint conditions or problems who suffer chronic pain may not use any type of mobility aids on good days, or ever. Although the disability creates a challenge for the person who has it, the reality of the disability can be difficult for others to recognize or acknowledge. Others may not understand the cause of the problem, if they cannot see evidence of it in a visible way. In most of the developed countries, a growing number of organizations, governments, and institutions has implemented policies and regulations to accommodate persons with invisible disabilities. Governments and school boards have implemented screening tests to identify students with learning disabilities, as well as other invisible disabilities, such as vision or hearing difficulties, or problems in cognitive ability, motor skills, or social or emotional development. If a hidden disability is identified, resources can be used to place a child in a special education program that will help them progress in school. In most situations people are more accepting of individuals that have visible disabilities, as they can clearly see that they have a weakness that hinders the way they interact with others. However, individuals that have invisible disabilities may Sir, suffer from bullying and being misunderstood because to the naked eye, they may Judging by the size of population and vastness in area of Dimapur city, one seem as though they do not have a disability. Parents of children with invisible cannot help but wonder why there is less ATM booth to cater to the needs of the disabilities such as Autism & ADHD are often seen as “bad parents” who fail to public. In some areas which is thickly populated there is hardly one ATM booth discipline their children or who let the kids get away with “inappropriate behaviours” and in some sparse locality there seems to be more than required. Many a times, by the society. Thus it is important for us as a society living together to be aware the ATM booth is either without cash or not functioning for days on end and it and informed on the invisible disabilities, understanding the struggle and ways in which we can help these individuals to cope with their disabilities and limitations of becomes necessary for public to go looking for the next booth which may be in andaily activities better. It is important to note that we should never assume whether other area. In a commercial city like Dimapur where large transactions take place someone does or does not have a disability, as it can be imperceptible and indis- on a daily basis, it is only fair that more ATM booth should be set up. There is also tinguishable. Remember to be patient, treat others with kindness and to stand up the need for maintenance of the booths as in some areas, one comes across booths for others when they may need your help. Just because the disability is not evident that have not been functioning for last many years. Machines that are no longer working and cannot be repaired should be removed and replaced with a new one. does not mean it does not exist. Be kind to everyone! (Ref; Invisible Disability 2005 Ann Davis Law Journal If that is not possible then at least a sign should be put up on the booth that it is no longer serviceable. For instance, one needs an ATM booth right in the heart of Article) New Market as that is a thriving place of purchase and sales. Henwasin Sweety Lorin, Audiologist & Speech Language Pathologist, Limasenla Lemtur, Dhobinallah, Dimapur DEIC-NHAK 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.

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NIA takes over probe into arrested J&K policeman

NEW DELHI, JAN 14 (IANS): The National Investigation Agency on Tuesday took over the probe in the case of Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Deputy Superintendent Davinder Singh, who was arrested on January 11 for transporting two top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists. The Ministry of Home Affairs approved the transfer to the NIA, following the revelations made by Singh during his interrogation to a joint team of the NIA, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), the Intelligence Bureau (IB), and Jammu and Kashmir Police’s CID. The NIA can now interrogate Singh thoroughly to find out the real motive of the terrorists and his links to Hizbul Mujahideen and other terrorist organisations during their previous operations in the Valley. On January 11, Jammu and Kashmir Police intercepted a car at Mir Bazaar before the Jawahar tunnel in Kulgam district and found Singh was travelling to Jammu along with two top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists - Naveed Babu and Asif Ahmad -- and lawyer

Davinder Singh Rafi Ahmad. The police had intercepted the vehicle while tracking the movements and location of Babu, a former Special Police Officer, when he made a phone call to his brother. Babu is accused of being involved in the killing of 11 people from outside Kashmir, including truck drivers and labourers in south Kashmir in October and November last year, and forcing a shutdown in south Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5 last year. All were arrested and a case initially lodged at Qazigund police station in Kulgam. During his interrogation, Singh, however, maintained that he had no any link to Hizbul militants

and that he was taking the terrorists to surrender but interrogators have dismissed his claims. As per sources, a sum of Rs 12 lakh may have been given to Singh to move out the two Hizbul militants to Jammu on their way to Chandigarh and onward to Delhi to carry out attacks on or before the Republic Day. Singh, who was posted in the anti-hijacking squad at the Srinagar international airport, was suspended from service on Monday and is likely to be stripped of all his awards, including a gallantry medal for anti-militancy operations on August 15 last year. However, the Jammu and Kashmir Police has clarified that “he was never awarded any gallantry or meritorious medal by the Ministry of Home Affairs as has been reported by some sections of the media”. In a series of tweets, it said that Singh was only awarded a “gallantry medal during his service by the erstwhile J&K state on Independence Day 2018” for his “participation in countering a fidayeen attack by terrorists at the district

police lines in Pulwama on August 25-26, 2017, when he was posted as a DSP in the district police lines, Pulwama”. Singh had disclosed that he had put up the terrorists at his Indira Nagar house in Srinagar, right next to the Army’s 15 Corps Headquarters, and thereafter accompanied them to Jammu in a car driven by the Hizbul overground worker, an intelligence source said. Since the arrest of Singh and the two Hizb militants, security agencies carried out multiple raids across the Union Territory, specially Srinagar and south Kashmir, and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition stashed by the officer and the terrorists. Jammu and Kashmir Police have claimed to have recovered an AK-47 rifle and two pistols from Singh’s residence in Badami Bagh Cantonment in Srinagar and another AK rifle as well as a pistol based on Babu’s confession. Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh on Monday spoke to officials at the Ministry of Home Affairs about the developments

in the valley since the arrest of Singh and two militants. Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla was also briefed about the incident on

Monday and a report of the initial questioning of Singh was also shared with him through other officials in the Home Ministry.

Cong raises questions over arrested J&K police officer’s role in Parliament, Pulwama attacks

The Congress raised questions on Monday over the role of Davinder Singh, a senior Jammu and Kashmir police officer arrested for ferrying terrorists, in the Parliament and Pulwama attacks and asked if he was “only a pawn” in a “bigger conspiracy”. In a swift operation, police arrested Singh, a deputy superintendent of police, at Mir Bazar in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday, along with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists Naveed Baba, a district commander of the banned outfit, and Altaf, besides an unidentified lawyer who was working as an overground worker for terror outfits. “Who is Devinder Singh? What’s his role in 2001 Parliament Attack? What’s his role in Pulwama Attack, where he was Dy SP DR? (sic),” Congress’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in a tweet. “Was he carrying Hizbul terrorists on his own or is he only a pawn, as master conspirators are elsewhere? A bigger conspiracy?,” he added. Singh, who was in line for promotion as a superintendent of police later this month, was posted at the anti-hijacking unit at the Srinagar airport. He was under the radar of the police when the plan was being hatched to smuggle out the terrorists, an official said on the condition of anonymity. Singh’s name had also surfaced during investigations into the 2001 Parliament attack, when convict Afzal Guru had alleged his role. The probe, however, was in Singh’s favour. Surjewala also tagged a media report titled “Who is Davinder Singh, the Kashmir police officer arrested in a car with Hizbul militants?” with his tweet.

7 Kerala govt will continue fight against CAA: Minister T hi r u v anan thapuram, Jan 14 (PTI): A day after it moved the Supreme Court against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Kerala government on Tuesday said it would continue its fight against the legislation as it “destroys” the secularism and democracy in the country. The CPI(M)-led government had on Monday moved the apex court challenging the CAA and sought to declare it as ‘ultra vires’ of the Constitution. State Industries Minister E P Jayarajan told reporters here that the state has moved the apex court and will explore all options to fight the Act. “The state government will to go to any extent and continue its fight against CAA. This Act destroys the democracy in the country.” “This will only help in implementing the RSS agenda, to drive the nation through a fascist regime, and destroying the secularism and democracy in the country. The RSS and the Sangh Parivar cannot implement

this law just by using muscle power,” Jayarajan said. Tourism Minister Minister Kadakampally Surendran tweeted that the state became the first in the country to approach the top court against the Act. “Kerala government files lawsuit against the unconstitutional CAA. Kerala becomes the first state in the country to go the Supreme Court against CAA. Kerala leads the way,” he said in the tweet. In a suit filed in the apex court, the Kerala government has sought to declare that the CAA 2019 was “violative” of Article 14 (Equality before law), 21 (Protection of life and personal liberty) and 25 (Freedom of conscience and free profession, practice, and propagation of religion) of the Constitution. It also claimed that the law was violative of the basic principle of secularism enshrined in it. The state Assembly had on December 31, 2019, passed a unanimous resolution against the CAA and became the first state to do it.

Oppn unity important for protests: Amartya Microsoft CEO Nadella voices concern over CAA important. Then protests become easier. Unity is important if the protest is for a proper cause,” Sen told journalists here on Monday night. “But even if unity is not there, then that doesn’t mean we will stop protesting. As I said, unity makes protest easier but if unity is not there still we have to move on and do whatever is necessary,” Sen said. Earlier, speaking at Nabanita Deb Sen Memorial Lecture, the economist

said viewing oppositional reasoning as quarrelsome would be a big mistake. “It is necessary to emphasise the subtleties of the innovative forces of the opposition... We need to know more about what I am protesting about. The head must also join with the heart in protest,” Sen said in his speech. “When there seems to be a big mistake in the Constitution or human rights, there will surely be reasons to protest,” Sen said.

New York, Jan 14 (PTI): Microsoft’s Indianorigin CEO Satya Nadella has voiced concern over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), saying what is happening is “sad” and he would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant lead a multinational company in India that benefits its economy. The Hyderabad-born Nadella, 52, also stressed that every country should protect national security and set immigration policy

accordingly. “Every country will and should define its borders, protect national security and set immigration policy accordingly. And in democracies, that is something that the people and their governments will debate and define within those bounds,” Nadella said on Saturday. “I’m shaped by my Indian heritage, growing up in a multicultural India and my immigrant experience in the United States. My hope is for an India

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will handle the monetary policy portfolio. The edge Patra holds are many as he is well versed with MPC and rate of interest decisions and also well known in the market. The markets are well acquainted with Patra’s views on the current economic environment. In the last three policies of RBI, Patra has dropped his inflation hawkish guard and supported interest rate

New Delhi, Jan 14 (Agencies): India’s antitrust body has ordered an investigation into alleged competition law violations by Inc and Walmart’s Flipkart, it said in an order on Monday. The investigation order comes in a week when Amazon chief Jeff Bezos is expected to visit India for a company event and potential meetings with government officials. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) said that exclusive arrangements between mobile phone brands and e-commerce platforms, as well as allegations of e-commerce companies giving preferential treatment to certain sellers “merits an investigation”. The investigation is the latest setback for Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart, which Indian brick-and-

while inputs are taxed at higher rates. This typically leads to an accumulation of input tax credit (ITC) in a taxpayers’ ledger, which is claimed as refunds. However, officials say this refund route has been exploited by unscrupolous elements. The scrutiny would focus on taxpayers who have purchased from ‘fly-by-night operators and shell firms’, the official said. The progress will be tracked by revenue secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey on a weekly basis.



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cuts to support growth. At the June meeting, Patra not only voted for a third interest rate cut but also called for fiscal support to the economy. “At this juncture, monetary policy by itself cannot bring about a reinvigoration of economic activity. Monetary policy is taking the lead as the first line of defence, but a coordinated full throttle effort by all arms of macroeconomic management is the need of the hour,” he said. At the latest meeting in December, Patra along with the rest of the committee voted for a pause in rate cuts in response. But there will be too many immediate challenges for the new deputy governor as well. First task is - he will have to balance the emerging growth-inflation dynamics.



New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS): The central government on Tuesday appointed Michael Debabrata Patra as the new RBI Deputy Governor who will also steer the Monetary Policy Panel that takes decisions on the rate of interest regime. The new deputy governor in charge of monetary policy steps into his new role amidst hosts of perils of a 6-year high inflation and six-year low quarterly growth. An Appointment Committee of the Cabinet order said, “The ACC has approved the appointment of Michael Debabrata Patra Executive Director of RBI to the post of Deputy Governor of RBI for a period of three years”. Patra will replace Viral Acharya, who left office on July 23, 2019. He will take over as the fourth deputy governor at central bank and

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ling evidence of significant slowdown in discretionary consumption,” SBI Economic Research Department said in a report. It further said RBI missed the bus in cutting rates in December and if food prices remain elevated, there is a fear of economy slipping into stagflation, which indicates low growth and high inflation. This means RBI will possibly remain on hold in 2020, going by current trends. For manufactured


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various markets till recently because of crop damage due to excessive rains. However, prices have started to move southwards with fresh crop arrival and imports. The consumer price index (CPI) based retail inflation, as per data released on Monday, spiked to over a 5-year high of 7.35% in December due to costlier food products. The unexpected jump in inflation diminished the chances of the RBI cutting interest rate at its next mon-

products, the wholesale inflation cooled marginally (-) 0.25% during the month under review. Fuel and power, as a category, too continued to show deflationary trend at (-) 1.46% as against (-)7.32%. The rate of price rise in primary articles as a grouping rose to 11.46% from 7.68% a month earlier. P r i m a r y a r t i c l e s, which have a weightage of 22.62% in the wholesale price index, broadly comprise of food articles, non-food articles, minerals and crude petroleum and natural gas components. Inflation for manufactured food products rose appreciably in December 2019, driven by various edible oils and fats, and dairy products, ICRA Principal Economist Aditi Nayar said. “Although the coreWPI remained in disinflation for the fifth consecutive month, the pace of the same narrowed to 1.5% in December 2019, from 1.9% in November 2019. This trend is expected to continue over the next two quarters, with the coreWPI likely to emerge out of disinflation only in second half of 2020,” she said.


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DUBAI, Jan 14 (Agencies): Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested people accused of a role in shooting down a Ukrainian airliner and had also detained 30 people involved in protests that have swept the nation since the military belatedly admitted its error. Wednesday’s shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752, killing all 176 people aboard, has led to one of the biggest public challenges to Iran’s clerical rulers since they took power in the 1979 Islamic revolution. In a step that would increase diplomatic pressure, Britain, France and Germany launched a dispute mechanism to challenge Iran for breaching limits on its nuclear programme under an agreement which Washington abandoned in 2018. In the 10 days since the United States killed Iran’s most powerful mili-

tary commander in a drone strike, Tehran has faced escalating confrontation with the West and unrest at home, both reaching levels with little precedent in its modern history. It shot down the airliner on Wednesday during a period of high alert, hours after it had fired missiles at U.S. targets in Iraq. After days of denying a role in the crash, it admitted it on Saturday, calling it a tragic mistake. Protesters, many of them students, have since held daily demonstrations chanting “Clerics get lost!” and called for the removal of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in power for more than 30 years. Police have responded to some protests with a violent crackdown, video posts on social media showed. Footage showed police beating protesters with batons, wounded people being carried, pools of blood on the streets and the sound of gunfire.

Iran’s police denied firing at protesters. The judiciary said 30 people had been detained in the unrest but said the authorities would show tolerance towards “legal protests”. The full extent of the unrest is difficult to assess because of limits on independent reporting. President Hassan Rouhani promised a thorough investigation into the “unforgivable error” of shooting down the plane, in a television address on Tuesday, the latest in a series of apologies from a leadership that rarely admits mistakes. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said some of those accused of having a role in the plane disaster had been arrested, although he did not say how many or identify them. Most of those on board the flight were Iranians or dual nationals. Canada, Ukraine, Britain and other nations who

had citizens on the plane have scheduled a meeting on Thursday in London to consider legal action against Tehran. The disaster and subsequent unrest comes amid one of the biggest escalations between Tehran and Washington since 1979. Missiles launched at a U.S. base in Iraq killed an American contractor in December, an attack Washington blamed on an Iran-backed group. Confrontation eventually led to the U.S. drone strike on January 3 that killed Qassem Soleimani, architect of Iran’s regional network of proxy militias. Iran’s government was already reeling from the reimposition of sanctions by the United States, which quit an agreement with world powers under which Tehran would secure sanctions relief in return for scaling back its nuclear programme. Since Washington withdrew, Tehran has stepped back from its nuclear commitments, culminating this month with an announcement that Iran would no longer recognise limits on its production of enriched uranium. After months of threatening to act, European signatories to the deal, France, Britain and Germany, activated the agreement’s dispute mechanism on Tuesday. Iran’s leaders face a powerful combination of pressure both at home and abroad. Just two months ago, Iran’s authorities put down anti-government protests, killing hundreds of demonstrators in what is believed to be the most violent crackdown on unrest since the 1979 revolution.

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Beijing, Jan 14 (IANS): At least six people were killed and 16 others injured after an enormous sinkhole swallowed a bus and a number of pedestrians in central China, it was reported on Tuesday. The incident occurred on Monday evening outside a hospital in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province, the BBC said in a report. CCTV footage showed an explosion inside the sinkhole shortly after the bus and bystanders fell inside. A number of people gather to try to rescue the bus passengers, but were engulfed by the sinkhole as it suddenly widens. According to state media, the sinkhole stretched nearly 32 feet in diametre. It remains unclear how many people were inside the bus at the time of the incident. Sinkholes in China are often blamed on construction works and the rapid pace of development in the country, said the BBC report. In 2018, four people were killed after a sinkhole opened up on a busy pavement in the city of Dazhou.

Trump defends killing Soleimani Washington, Jan 14 (Agencies): US President Donald Trump on Monday again defended the killing of top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike by dubbing him as the ‘’no. 1 terrorist ... in the world’’ as Tehran witnessed a consecutive third day of protests denouncing the country’s Islamic regime. “We killed Soleimani (Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani), number one terrorist in the world by every account. That person killed a lot of Americans and lot of people, we killed him. When the Democrats try and defend him, it’’s a disgrace to our country,” the President said at a short press briefing. Protestors in Iran took to streets for the third day after authorities acknowledged “accidentally” shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane last week that led to serious escalations between the United States and Iran. Videos from protest sites showed students chanting slogans including “Clerics get lost!” outside universities in the city of Isfahan and in Tehran, where riot police was seen

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deployed on streets, Al Jazeera reported. Gunshots rent the air even as police denied opening fire. Tr u m p, w h o h a d raised the stakes last week by ordering the killing in a drone strike of Iran’s most powerful military commander, tweeted to Iran’s leaders: “Don’’t kill your protesters.” Tehran acknowledged shooting down the Ukrainian jetliner by mistake last Wednesday, killing all 176 aboard, hours after it fired at US targets in Iraq to retaliate for the killing on January 3 of General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad. Iranian public anger, rumbling for days as Tehran repeatedly denied it was to blame for the plane

crash, erupted into protests on Saturday when the military admitted its role. Dozens of protesters were videographed at sites in Tehran and Isfahan, a major city south of the capital. “They killed our elites and replaced them with clerics,” they chanted outside a Tehran university, referring to Iranian students returning to studies in Canada who were on the plane. The development also comes at a time when the White House and Trump’s legal team are readying for the next phase of the process after nearly a month waiting for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to transmit the articles of impeachment.

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Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS): At least 70 people were killed in snowfall and rain-related incidents in Pakistan over the last three days, while the number of injured was estimated to be 29, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said on Tuesday. An increase in the death toll is anticipated by the authority, reports Dawn news. According to the

NDMA, rains in Balochistan have claimed 15 lives and have injured 11 others. At least 55 deaths and 12 injured have been reported in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. In Neelam valley, 19 people have died in an avalanche while 10 others were still missing. According to the NDMA, four injured have been rescued while work is currently under way to res-


NUNGSANGTEMJEN IMSONG AGE: 96 DIED ON 31ST DECEMBER 2019 We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who stood with us during the short illness and demise of our beloved father who went to be with the Lord having lived a fruitful life. It is our prayer that God bless each of your lives in abundance. Loving children and family members. MKC-28

cue the remaining people. Major thoroughfares in Balochistan, including Bolan Road, Khanozai Road and Quetta-Chaman Road have been closed for the time being, the NDMA, adding that the most snowfall recorded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was at Lowari Approach Road at a whopping 23 inches. On Monday, avalanches, landslides and other rainrelated incidents claimed

at least 21 lives and left scores of others injured as most parts of the country remained in the grip of a strong westerly weather system that entered Balochistan in the early hours of Saturday morning. Relief, Disaster and Civil Defence Secretary Syed Shahid Mohyiddin Qadri told Dawn news that heavy snowfall and rains had blocked several arteries in high altitude areas.


“For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.’’ Romans 14:8 The family of Lt. JAPHET SEB would like to most sincerely thank all the individuals, friends, neighbours, relatives, churches, villages and carers who stood by us in prayers and supported us physically, morally and financially during his sickness and in the time since he left us to be with God on 7th January 2020. We deeply regret our inability to acknowledge and thank every individual personally but it is our earnest prayer that our Almighty God bless you all abundantly. Late JAPHET SEB Born 16th August 1983 – Died 7th January 2020 K-123 Loving Wife, Children and Family



Late YANGUNUO LINYÜ Born on 1-10-1945 Died on 30-12-2019 Through this column we the bereaved family would like to express our heartiest thanks and profound gratitude to all those who stood by us physically, financially, materially and spiritually at the sudden demise of Late Yangunuo Linyü who died on 30-12-2019. Words are not enough to repay your good deeds that you have done in sharing the grief and sorrow with the bereaved family; we also deeply regret our inability to mention thanks to all individually but pray that the Almighty bless one and all abundantly. Loving Family Members K-121


LATE KARIMONGLA 17.04.1951 – 06.01.2020 "Love doesn't end with dying or leave with the last breath. For someone you have loved deeply, Love doesn't end with death" DP-339

Lo n d o n, Ja n 1 4 the people”. (IANS): British Prime MinIn a statement prior to ister Boris Johnson said his visit, Johnson hailed the that he hoped and was deal as “historic”. also “confident” of secure “This is an historic a zero-tariff, zero-quota time for the people of agreement with the EuroNorthern Ireland. After pean Union (EU). three years, Stormont is Johnson made the reopen for business again marks during a visit to Belwith an Executive who can fast, Northern Ireland, on now move forward with imBoris Johnson (File) Monday, reports Xinhua proving people’s lives and news agency tive to deliver for the people delivering for all communiAddressing concerns of Northern Ireland and to ties in Northern Ireland,” over possible checks on deliver on the priorities for the statement added. goods crossing the Irish Sea after Brexit, Johnson told ACKNOWLEDGEMENT reporters: “I cannot see any circumstances whatever in which there would be any need for checks on goods going from Northern Ireland to Great Britain. “The only circumstances in which you could imagine the need for checks coming from Northern Ireland to Great Britain, as I have explained before, is if those goods were going on in to Ireland, and we had Born - 01-07-1979 – Died - 01-01-2020 not secured -- which I hope We, the bereaved family members of Lt. AVITO CHUNG, son of and am confident we will Mr. NISHUNU CHUNG of Ziphenyu village would like to convey our -- a zero-tariff, zero-quota sincere gratitude to all individual and well wishers who stood by us agreement with our friends spiritually, materially and financially at his sudden demise. and partners in the EU. May God bless and keep you for the truly beautiful service you “There are plenty of have rendered. Loving wife, son and relatives protections for Northern DP-337 Irish business, farmers and others.” 1st DEATH ANNIVERSARY Johnson’s visit came three days after Northern Ireland’s two major parties, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Fein, agreed on a draft deal to restore a power-sharing government, breaking a threeyear political deadlock in the region. Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster of the DUP and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill of Sinn Fein received JohnLate K. Nitoshe Achumi son at the door of Stormont, Born on : 19.02.1953 – Died on : 15.01.2019 seat of the Northern Ireland Dad! Though you are away from us, your sweet love and caring Assembly. memories you left behind will always remain in our hearts. Praising politicians for You are missed each and every day, for you are someone their willingness to set aside special to us. differences, Johnson said May you rest in peace, till we meet again. that “now is the chance for Loving Wife, Daughters, Sons & Grandchildren the government and Execu- DP-322

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We the bereaved family members of Lt. L. VITOKHU TUCCU would like to extend our gratitude and sincere appreciation to everyone who stood by us through prayers, material and emotional support at his sudden demise. We regret our inability to thank each and every one individually, yet it is our humble prayer that our Almighty God bless you all abundantly. Loving children, in-laws, grandchildren and relatives.

We the family of LATE KARIMONGLA would sincerely like to thank each and every individual for the heartfelt and comforting expressions of sympathy extended to us during this time of great sadness. Your thoughts are deeply appreciated and we shall cherish them forever. It is our humble prayer that the good Lord bless you all abundantly. DP-328

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Trees can live for centuries thanks to an ‘immune system’ I

Teen dies as gun accidentally goes off


he secret to how trees live for centuries and continuously grow has been solved by a team of scientists. Ancient trees have been found to strike the ‘perfect balance between growth and ageing’ which allows them to grow while fighting off disease. A primitive immune system keeps working for hundreds of years, with disease-fighting chemicals known as flavanoids protecting the tree. Researchers looked at gingko biloba, or ‘maidenhair’, trees between 15 and

667 years old and used DNA analysis to unpick its ageless secrets Dr Richard Dixon, coauthor of the study from the University of North Texas, told the Daily Mail: ‘It is incredible to think that there are trees which have been standing since before the Battle of Hastings, and trees in churchyards in the south of England which existed before the ancient churches they stand beside. ‘They don’t seem to be programmed to die, like most other living things. We don’t know why they eventually succumb to a disease.

Experts now understand that, unlike in humans, the ‘immune system’ of a tree does not slow down in old age, but keeps them protected against fungi and pathogens. Older trees cease growing upwards but their genes show they keep growing outwards, sprouting branches and developing thicker trunks. This widening adds rings to the inside of the tree, but when a tree gets older the rings become smaller as nutrients diminish. Genes for making flavonoids, the chemicals made

from sunlight and air which keep trees healthy, were active in old trees as well as young ones. But when trees were centuries old, their genes which produce cell growth became less active, which might explain why tree rings showed they grew more slowly. And despite diminishing resources, the cells in the cambium continue to divide and widen the tree. But they were still resistant to stress and their DNA showed their cells had not entered a ‘senescent’ phase where they started to deteriorate or die. Dr Dixon said: ‘We looked at these trees’ resistance genes, which are like their immune system and provide their defence against the world. ‘It was just as strong in older trees, where in older humans the immune system starts to be compromised. This could explain why trees are so successful.’ (Dailymail)

n a bizarre incident, a teenage boy died after a loaded revolver accidentally went off while shooting a TikTok video in a village in Uttar Pradesh’’s Bareilly district, police said. The incident happened on Monday in Mudia Bhaikampur village of Nawabganj in the district, Nawabganj Circle Officer Yogendra Kumar said. Keshav (18) had pressurised his mother Savitri to give him the revolver for making the TikTok video, the officer said. The family was apparently not aware that the revolver was loaded, Kumar said. Savitri had gone out to attend to some household chores when she heard the sound of a gunshot and rushed inside to find Keshav lying in a pool of blood, the CO added. The 18-year-old was rushed to hospital with injuries on his temple where the doctors declared him brought dead, he said, adding that an investigation is underway. (PTI)

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Spike Lee to serve as Cannes Film Festival jury president


scar-winning filmmaker Spike Lee was on Tuesday announced as the jury head of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first African-American to lead the distinguished panel at the annual film extravaganza. Lee succeeds two-time Oscar winner Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, who had also created history after becoming the first Mexican to serve as jury president. The 62-year-old filmmaker has been a regular at the film gala ever since his first film “She’’s Gotta Have It” premiered at the 1986 edition where it won the youth prize at Directors’’ Fortnight. He later returned at the French Riviera with six other films -- “Do The Right Thing” (1989), “Jungle Fever” (1991), “Girl 6” (1996), “Summer of Sam” (1999), “Ten Minutes Older” (2002) and “BlackKklansman” (2018). For

“BlackKklansman”, Lee had kickstarted his festival campaign with the Cannes, culminating with the 2019 Academy Awards where he won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay. “To me the Cannes Film Festival (besides being the most important film festival in the world — no disrespect to anybody) has had a great impact on my film career. You could easily say Cannes changed the trajectory of who I became in world cinema,” the filmmaker said in a statement. “In this life I have lived... my

biggest blessings have been when they arrived unexpected, when they happened out of nowhere,” he added. Lee said he was “shocked, happy, surprised and proud all at the same time” when he was offered the opportunity to preside over the jury. “In closing I’’m honoured to be the first person of the African diaspora to be named President of the Cannes Jury and of a main film festival,” he added. Pierre Lescure, president, and Thierry Fremaux, general delegate, said the filmmaker’’s “perspective is more valuable than ever”. “Cannes is a natural homeland and a global sounding board for those who (re) awaken minds and question our stances and fixed ideas. Lee’’s flamboyant personality is sure to shake things up. What kind of President of the Jury will he be? Find out in Cannes!” they added. (PTI)


ith a nod for “The Irishman” at the Oscar nominations, Martin Scorsese has become the mostnominated living director in Academy history. The legendary filmmaker says he is honoured that all the work on “The Irishman” has been recognised by the Academy. This is Scorsese’’s ninth Oscar nomination, and the number eclipses


the record of Billy Wilder, director ofsuch films as “The Apartment”, “Some Like It Hot” and “Sunset Boulevard”, who passed away in 2002. Wilder earned a total of eight Oscar nominations in his career. Scorsese’’s mob epic “The Irishman” got 10 nods -- Best Film, Best Director (Scorsese), Best Supporting Actor Male (Al Pacino and Joe Pesci), Best Adapted Screenplay

(Steven Zaillian), Best Cinematography (Rodrigo Prieto), Best Film Editing (Thelma Schoonmaker), Best Production Design (Bob Shaw and Regina Graves), Best Costume Design (Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson) and Best Visual Effects. “I’’m honoured that our work on ‘’The Irishman’’ has been honoured by the Academy with these nominations. We put all of

ourselves into this picture, a true labour of love, and to be recognised in this way means a great deal to all of us,” Scorcese said. This year, streaming giant Netflix picked up a leading 24 Oscar nominations across eight titles. Along with “The Irishman”, Noah Baumbach’’s “Marriage Story” has been nominated in the category of Best Picture. (IANS)


Martin Scorsese now the most-nominated living director


I-League: Neroca beat Real Kashmir

Imphal, Jan 14 (IANS): Neroca FC registered a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Real Kashmir FC at the Khuman Lumpak Stadium on Tuesday. Boubacar Diarra scored the winner of the match in the 62nd minute. Neroca FC head coach Gift Raikhan, seemingly desperate for a change in fortunes, made a catalogue of changes to his line-up. Dhananjoy Singh and Roshan Singh were named to start at the back, while Imran Khan and Siam Hanghal formed the pivot in the midfield. Varun Thokchom and Pritam Singh started on the flanks, with Boubacar Diarra and Zico Sekle spearheading the attack. D av i d Ro b e r t s o n made just a solitary change to his side, with Farhan Ganie starting ahead of Altamash Sayed, with the remainder of his 4-5-1 remaining unchanged. Neroca kicked-off the proceedings, looking to draw first blood and in the seventh minute came close to doing so when a Siam Hanghal set-piece on the right flank wasn’t dealt with properly inside the box. This allowed Taryk Sampson a crack at the goal on the edge of the sixyard area, but the young defender failed to keep his composure and fired wide much to Kashmir goalkeeper Tempa Lachenpa’s relief. It was Hanghal again, in the 10th minute, when he crafted an inch-perfect cross into the box for Diarra who had a free header on goal from barely a couple of yards out but who missed an absolute sitter letting Kashmir off the hook once again. The visitors had their first attempt on goal in the 17th minute, when a scramble in the Neroca box led to

I-League match between Neroca FC and Real Kashmir FC in progress at the Khuman Lumpak Stadium, Imphal on Tuesday.

the ball falling to Gnohere Krizo, who pulled the trigger from point-blank range but Neroca were bailed by a stunning save from their skipper Marvin Devon Phillip. Real Kashmir had another golden opportunity in the 34th minute when a Mason Robertson delivery found Krizo unmarked, but the chance went begging as he headed over the bar with the goal gaping wide. Gift Raikhan’s men had another chance to break the deadlock, this time in the first minute of first-half stoppage time, when Diarra was through on goal and with only the keeper to beat, fired his shot straight at him leaving the two teams level at the break.

The Snow Leopards came out in the second half with more intent and had the better of the opening exchanges, which led to them coming close with Krizo in the mix yet again, who did well to get to the end of a Kallum Higginbotham cross, forcing Devon Phillip into making an outstanding fingertip save. However, it was Neroca who broke the deadlock in the 62nd minute when a Pritam Singh cross was replied to with a looping header from Diarra which left Lachenpa back-pedalling and helpless as the Khuman Lumpak stadium erupted in celebration. David Robertson’s side kept pushing hard and continued to threaten through set-pieces. In the

IN THE COURT OF DEPUTY COMMISSIONER DIMAPUR DISTRICT DIMAPUR : NAGALAND. NOTICE Dt. Dimapur the 10th Jan 20 NO.M-488/19/6616-17 Notice is hereby given that Shri S.B. Tushi -Vrs- Shri Yanger Aier resident of Landmark Colony Town/Village in the District of Dimapur, Nagaland under Rule 50 & 51 of Assam Land Revenue Regulation 1886 have applied for Mutation of land described in the schedule below :The undersigned under Rule 52 of the said Rules do hereby invites Claims/Objections concerning to the said land if any & should there be any, should submit to this court on or before 1 (one) month from the date of publication in local newspaper. SCHEDULE OF LAND AND BOUNDARY Name of Patta Holder : Shri S.B Tushi, Village/Block No : 9 Patta No. : 2033, Dag No. : 46/2198, Area : 00B-02K-00Ls. North : Main Road, South : S.B. Tushi East : West P.S/N. Lotha, Wati Ao, West : Plot of Watizulu Ao (ANOOP KHINCHI), IAS Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur DP-358

81st minute, Mason Robertson showed his athletic prowess and pulled off a diving header which would make any forward proud, to get to the end of a Higginbotham corner, but Devon Phillip wasn’t in any mood to let anything past him, pulling off yet another stunning save. The referee blew for full-time, as Neroca registered their second win of the campaign, climbing to sixth in the table with eight points, while Real Kashmir’s woes continued, dropping to tenth with six points. Courtesy of his outstanding display between the sticks, Neroca skipper and custodian Marvin Devon Phillip was adjudged to be the Hero of the Match.

Barcelona sack head coach Valverde Madrid, Jan 14 (IANS): Barcelona have sacked head coach Ernesto Valverde and roped in former Real Betis coach Quique Setien as his replacement. In a statement on Tuesday, the club said: “FC Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde have reached an agreement to terminate the contract that united both parties.” Another statement said: “FC Barcelona and Quique Setien have reached an agreement for the latter to become first team coach until 30 June 2022.” Valverde, who led Barcelona to successive La Liga titles in 2018 and 2019, has been facing criticism for the team’s dip in performance levels this season even though they top the league standings at the halfway point of the campaign. “The club publicly expresses its gratitude to Ernesto Valverde for his professionalism, his commitment, his dedication and his always positive treatment towards all that make up the Barca family. We wish him luck and success in the future,” Barcelona said. Valverde was coach of the FC Barcelona first team for 163 official games, winning 108, 35 draws and 20 defeats. During that time he has claimed four trophies as coach: two La Liga titles, a Copa del Rey and a Spanish Super Cup.

Rijiju, Suniel Shetty bat for drug-free sports culture Guwahati, Jan 14 (IANS): Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty have called for a clean and drugfree sports culture and urged the Khelo India athletes to refrain from any banned substances here on Tuesday. The minister and the actor took part in a shootout after a football match to entertain the spectators and to share their message. The minister promised the athletes that they would be given full support as long as they stay away from banned substances. “Everyone in the country can see that the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) are being conducted well in Guwahati. Suniel Shetty has been appointed as the brand ambassador of the National Anti-Doping Agency to spread the message of being clean. I would like to tell all coaches and parents that they should ensure that all athletes should refrain from banned drugs. All athletes should stay clean and become champions. We are here to support all the athletes,” said Rijiju. During a workshop to educate youngsters about the dangers of dope, Shetty shared his own success story to underline the importance of sports in a kid’s life. “You may make many

CHANGE OF NAME OF SERVING SOLDIER I, NO 4378322K SEP MOAYANPANG LEMTUR (15 ASSAM) S/o Pututemsu presently residing at VillChuchuyimpang, PO-Mokokchung, PS-Mokokchung, Dist-Mokokchung, State-Nagaland, PIN-798601 have changed my name from MOAYANPANG LEMTUR to MOAYAPANG LEMTUR (Proposed New Name) vide Affidavit dated 16/12/19 Notary Govt. of Nagaland Regd. No - 10880/19. DP-332

Suniel Shetty and Kiren Rijiju

mistakes in your life but make sure that you don’t eat anything which is wrong. Whatever I have achieved in my life, it is purely because of sport. I used to practice martial arts and I used to train really, really hard. I became an actor in my life only because I was an athlete. I still believe that I am a part of sports,” said the actor. When asked about the KIYG, Shetty expressed his astonishment saying that

it was unbelievable that so many youngsters are getting a chance to feel that they are the stars of tomorrow. “It’s unbelievable that young kids can feel that they are the stars of tomorrow. They need to be encouraged and be aware of what it is to represent the country. It was a packed house today and it’s such a good feeling when anything is packed and so much happening,” said Shetty.

AFFIDAVIT I, SMTI. TALINUNGLA JAMIR alias ANUNGLA JAMIR alias TALINUNGLA, presently residing at 769, Kushiabill Village, B.P.O Kushiabill-797116, East Dimapur, Nagaland, do hereby solemnly affirm and state as that my full correct official name is TALINUNGLA JAMIR which is entered in my Aadhaar Card bearing No. 2072 2551 0040 and other official records. Whereas in some of my official documents my name is also entered as ANUNGLA JAMIR and TALINUNGLA. And whereas TALINUNGLA JAMIR alias ANUNGLA JAMIR alias TALINUNGLA, both refers to my name or the same person. That henceforth my name shall be used as TALINUNGLA JAMIR in all official records. Registered Vide Reg. No. 7650/2019, Date 20/12/2019, Notary Public, Dimapur, Nagaland. DP-342


NOTICE NOTICE INVITING CLAIMS/OBJECTION OF OTHER CLAIM(S) UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 370 OF THE INDIAN SUCCESSION ACT 1925 FOR ISSUE OF SUCCESSION CERTIFICATE. Whereas application under Succession Act 1925 for grant of Succession Certificate for the estate/pension benefits of Late Chanchibemo Lotha has been applied by Smti. Zuchobeni Lotha, R/o Tchuyiro Colony, Wokha Town, H/No. Nil, Wokha, Nagaland W/o Late Chanchibemo Lotha for possession of; 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 10/02/2020. Given under the hand and seal of the court on this day the 10/01/2020. Sd/- District & Sessions Judge WC-21 Wokha : Nagaland



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This is to inform to all the members of Pork Butcher's Union Dimapur that there will be an Annual Picnic on 16-01-2020 at T.L Angami Park, Chumukedima, and the Union Office requests the members to attend the picnic without fail. Therefore, all the members are requested not to sell any pork on that day; if found, all the meat will be confiscated. The pickup point is : 1. 8:00 am DC Court Junction 2. 8:30 am Nagarjan & Super Market (BOC) 3. 9:00 am 4th Mile Junction 4. 9:30 am 5th Mile Junction 5. 10:00 am 6th & 7th Mile Junction Buses No : AS 02AC 1503 DP-343

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT “Heaven is now richer by one more Angel who once walked upon this earth as my mother”. We thank each and every one of our friends, neighbours, churches and individuals who stood by us during our most difficult time when our beloved mother Lt. Mrs Thungyani Ngullie passed away peacefully and in faith to be with the lord on 05.01.2020 at the age of 90 years. We are touched, grateful and feel indebted by your comforting words, prayers and kindness rendered to us through different means.


May our Almighty God bless you all. Loving children, sons and daughters in-law, grandchildren & great grandchildren.



Lt. Mrs. Thungyani Ngullie (Lakhuti) K Y M C



Aus beat India by 10 wickets in 1st ODI

Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS): Australia openers David Warner and Aaron Finch's record opening stand flattened the Indian attack on Tuesday as the visitors won the first ODI at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai by 10 wickets. Both batsmen scored centuries as Australia chased down a target of 256 without losing a wicket. This is only the second time that India have lost an ODI at home by 10 wickets and the first instance since 2005. Warner and Finch also bettered their own record for the highest ever opening stand for Australia against India. Warner was given out for caught behind in the sixth over when he chased a short ball down the leg side. He reviewed after a lengthy chat with Finch and the snicko showed no spike as the ball passed the bat. Australia then raced to 110/0 in 15 overs with Warning crossing his fifty. Finch made his half century in the 16th over as the pair settled into the chase. They slowed the run rate and played a largely chanceless innings with India not helping their case with lapses in the field. India's next real chance came in the 29th

Australian players celebrate after taking a wicket during the first ODI match against India at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday. (PTI)

over when Warner was given LBW off Ravindra Jadeja. This time however, the 33-year-old reviewed straightaway and replays showed that the ball had taken his inside edge before hitting the pads. Warner scored his 18th ODI hundred two overs later and the four that he hit to get there also helped Australia cross

the 200-run mark. Finch also reached his 16th ODI century in the 35th over with a four and in the next over, they set the record for highest opening stand for Australia against India. The previous record also belonged to the pair, which they had set in Bengaluru in 2017. In the 38th over, Warner hit

Mohammed Shami for a four past mid-off which were the winning runs for the visitors. Warner ended the innings on 128 while Finch was on 110. Earlier, India lost their first wicket early in Rohit Sharma, who was the first to fall to Mitchell Starc. But then Shikhar Dhawan and

WCC: Tritons CC, Hercules CC win

Liverpool trio could return to face Man Utd

Players of GAPYOCC being introduced to T Kikon, former minister at the ongoing 24th edition of WCC in Wokha on Tuesday.

D i m a p u r , Ja n 1 4 (NPN): Tritons CC and Hercules CC registered wins at the ongoing 24th Winter Cricket Challenge played at Wokha local ground on Tuesday. After winning the toss, Forest Sporting Club batted first and scored 104 run. Mhonthung scored 30 runs and Yanvungthung contributed 21 runs. Chubameren picked

4 wickets and Bitesi took 3 wickets for Tritons CC. Tritons CC reached the target in 17.3 overs losing 5 wickets. Wapang scored 33 runs and Temsutemjen scored 29 runs. Wapang was named the man of the match. In the second match, GAPYOCC won the toss opted to bat first and set a target of 139 runs to win for Hercules CC. Lijanbemo

Patton scored 62 runs and Tapitu scored 41 runs. However, Daniel Gogoi of Hercules CC scored 50 runs in 19 deliveries to make the fastest half century of the 24th edition WCC and help Hercules CC register win in 13.1 overs. Daniel Gogoi (58 runs in 22 deliveries) was adjudged the man of the match.

Lo n d o n, Ja n 1 4 (Agencies): Jurgen Klopp says Joel Matip, Fabinho and Dejan Lovren are nearing a return to Liverpool training ahead of their match against Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday. Klopp was left with just two fit senior central defenders - Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez - following injuries to Matip (knee) and Lovren (hamstring), while potential stand-in Fabinho (ankle) has been missing since the end of November. Jurgen Klopp told Liverpool’s website, “I wait really until they are on the pitch and somebody tells me they are allowed to do the full session. It looks like Joel will be in, it looks like Fabinho will be in maybe a day later, I’m not sure. Dejan, maybe he can be in as well.” Liverpool made the best start to a Premier League season by reaching 61 points from their opening 21 games after victory over Tottenham.

KL Rahul seemingly got India back on track with a 121-run partnership for the second wicket. Rahul fell three runs short of his half century to break the partnership in the 28th over after which India lost captain Virat Kohli, who came in at number four instead of his usual three, and Shreyas Iyer in quick succession. Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja temporarily put a stop to the fall of wickets but scorecard pressure eventually caught up with them. They put on 49 runs for the fifth wicket before Jadeja was caught behind off Kane Richardson. Pant fell in the next over to Pat Cummins after which it was all downhill for India. Pant got a top edge off the short ball bowled by Cummins which hit his helmet before flying to point where Ashton Turner took the catch. He ended up suffering a concussion because of which Rahul kept wickets in his place during the Australian innings. Brief scores: India 255 all out in 49.1 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 74, KL Rahul 47; Mitchell Starc 3/56) vs Australia 258/0 (David Warner 128, Aaron Finch 110; Ravindra Jadeja 0/41)

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Sania Mirza makes winning return to WTA circuit

Sania Mirza

Hobart, Jan 14 (PTI): Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza made a winning return to the WTA circuit by advancing to the women’s doubles quarterfinals of the Hobart International Tournament with Ukrainian partner Nadia Kichenok, here on Tuesday. Returning to the court after two years, Sania and Kichenok prevailed 2-6 7-6 (3) 10-3 over Oksana Kalashnikova of Georgia and Japan’s Miyu Kato in a contest lasting one hour and 41 minutes. The Indo-Ukrainian pair will next be up against Americans Vania King and Christina McHale.

The US combination upstaged fourth-seeded Spainish duo of Georgina Garcia Perez and Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-2 7-5 in a round of 16 clash. During her two years away from the game, the 33-year-old Sania battled injury breakdowns before taking a formal break in April 2018 to give birth to her son Izhaan. The Hyderabadi is married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik. In an engaging showdown, Sania and Kichenok weren’t off to a particularly good start as they doublefaulted twice, failed to convert any of the seven break points that came their way

and lost their serve two times to go down 2-6 in the opening set. However, they pulled things back in the second set, helped by their rivals’ inconsistent game. Both the teams converted three break points each as the set went into a tie-breaker in which Sania and Kichenok nosed ahead of their opponents to draw even. Sania and Kichenok raised the bar in the final set and displayed superior returns to emerge triumphant. Sania had last played at China Open in October 2017 where she picked up a nagging knee injury.

Venuzo retains Secheku wrestling title Kohima, Jan 14 (NPN): Venuzo Vadeo from Porba village defended his title after defeating Boduve D. Vadeo of Sakraba village in the final bout of 27th wrestling meet of Secheku Wrestling Association (SWA) held here at Tsiipfume village under Phek district on Monday. In the final bout, Venuzo lost his second bout against Boduve but managed to overpower his opponent in the third bout to retain the title. The champion received a cash prize of Rs. 80, 000 while and runner-up Boduve D. Vadeo received Rs. 50,000.

Venuzo Vadeo along with others winners at Tsiipfume village on Monday.

Last edition runners up Niekhozo Keroh secured the third position after defeating Kukuo Getsa. They were awarded Rs. 40,000 and Rs. 30,000 respectively. In the under-16 cat-

egory, Kuvenu Puro took the title, while Vesaku Vadeo, Shetsu Therie and Eneiku Naro secured the second, third and fourth position respectively. They received a cash prize of Rs. 15,000,

Rs. 10,000, Rs. 7000 and Rs. 5000 respectively. Earlier Zaveyi Kezo, spokesperson of BJP Nagaland graced the inaugural function as the special guest.

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