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Vol XXIX No. 214

DIMAPUR, THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2019 Pages 12 ` 5.00

UK Ambassador quits after spat with Trump

NZ stun India to reach ICC WC final

Javadekar slams Congress for disturbing Rajya Sabha

international, Page 9

sports, Page 12

national, Page 5

2 more jolt HDK govt in Karnataka

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, JUL 10 (AGENCIES): In a fresh jolt to the wobbly Congress-JDS coalition government in Karnataka, two Congress legislators, Housing minister M.T.B Nagaraj and K Sudhakar, tendered their resignation on Wednesday to the Assembly Speaker, taking the number of disgruntled MLAs who have put in their papers to 16. The ruling coalition faces the threat of losing majority in the Assembly if the resignations are accepted as its current tally is 116 in the 224-member House. Confirming the resignations, Speaker Ramesh Kumar told reporters, “Yes, Sudhakar and M T B Nagaraj have resigned.” They handed over their resignations at the Speaker’s chamber in Vidhana Soudha, the State secretariat. After tendering his resignation, Nagaraj told reporters that he was “fed up” with politics and wished to retire from public life. “I don’t want any ministerial position or anything. I am fed up with politics,” Nagaraj said. Of the 16 MLAs who have resigned, 13 are from Congress and three from JD(S). The coalition’s total strength is 116

Sumi Hoho appeal 2-lane contractors

DIMAPUR, JUL 10 (NPN): Sümi Hoho also appealed to contractors engaged in maintenance and construction of the 2-lane road between Zunheboto and Chakhabama, to ensure that there was no hindrance in the Zunheboto-Kohima section via Chozuba route during the monsoon season as it was the most preferred route for general public. Sümi Hoho made the appeal after its four-member team visited the ongoing construction site led by its president Hekushe Shikhu on Tuesday afternoon in an effort to ensure proper maintenance and construction of the road. During an interaction with the general manager of the construction company , Sümi Hoho requested him to complete the road construction within the stipulated time. SH also stressed on quality workmanship and durability of roads, while also assuring the contractors of the SH’s full support and cooperation, whenever needed. They also appealed to the general public not to cause any harm to the contractors so that the construction was completed at the earliest. This was stated in a press release by Sümi Hoho general secretary I Nikheto Jimomi.

This is it!

“The rebel MLAs want the best hotel as the other side is offering holiday abroad.” K Y M C

Congress leaders Milind Deora, D.K. Shivakumar and Naseem Khan being taken away by Mumbai police on Wednesday. (The Hindu)

(Cong-78, JD(S)-37 and BSP-1), besides the Speaker. With the support of the two independents, who Monday resigned from the ministry, the BJP has 107 MLAs in the 224-member House, where the half-way mark is 113. If the resignations of the 16 MLAs are accepted, the coalition’s tally will be reduced to 100. Shivakumar, two others detained by Mumbai police: Karnataka minister D.K. Shivakumar and his Congress colleagues Milind Deora and Naseem Khan were detained on Wednesday outside a hotel where rebel MPs are holed up amid

high drama and deepening uncertainty about the future of the state’s ruling coalition. Shivakumar, the Congress’ troubleshooter, had been camping outside the Renaissance Hotel in Powai since morning, determined to meet the rebel MPs in a desperate bid to pull the Congress-JD(S) government from the brink of collapse. Security personnel, camera crews, media personnel and political workers jostled with each other outside the luxury hotel that has become the centrepiece of the crisis in Karnataka. Slogans of “Shivakumar go

back” were raised and some people clambered on to the high gates of the hotel on the outskirts of the city. Shivakumar was being interviewed by a TV channel when he was almost pulled away by Mumbai Police and detained. Former Union minister Deora and former Maharashtra minister Khan who had come to meet him were also detained. 10 rebel MLAs of Cong and JD(S) move SC: The political crisis in Karnataka Wednesday reached the Supreme Court as 10 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs moved their plea alleging that the state Assembly Speaker has been deliberately not accepting their resignations. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took note of the submission of senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the rebel MLAs, and assured him that it will see whether their petition can be listed for an urgent hearing tomorrow. The senior lawyer said these lawmakers have already resigned from their membership of the assembly and wanted to contest fresh elections.

Cong crisis deepens India leads world in child sexual abuse as 10 out of 15 Goa MLAs switch to BJP Nagaland reports 26 cases under POCSO NEW DELHI, JUL 10 (AGENCIES): While Karanataka remains on edge due to the latest political crisis in the JDS-Congress government, Congress sunk deeper on Wednesday with 10 MLAs in Goa approaching the Speaker, wanting to join the BJP. This comes even before the situation in Karnataka could be resolved and MLAs continued to resign even on Wednesday. The Goa MLAs, led by Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar, met the Seaker Rajesh Patnekar in the evening and gave him a letter informing him about them breaking away from the Congress. Congress which had emerged as the single largest party with 17 MLAs in the 2017 assembly polls is now left with only five MLAs. Those who are not part of Wednesday’s split are four former chief ministers– Pratapsingh Rane, Digambar Kamat, Ravi Naik and Luizinho Faleiro. Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco has also remained with the party.

Participants along with the resource persons at the state level consultation on child sexual abuse.

Correspondent

KOHIMA JUL 10 (NPN): India has the world’s highest incidences of child sexual abuse. And altogether 36,022 child abuse cases were registered under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in 2014-2016, with Nagaland having registered 29 cases. World Vision India (WVI) senior director Dr Anjana Purkayastha shared these details at the State level consultation on “It takes Nagaland to End Child Sexual Abuse”, organised by social welfare department and Childline 1098 at Hotal Japfu here on Wednesday. According to Purkayastha, every 1.55 minute, a child below the age of 16 years was raped in the

country, adding cases registered under POCSO Act post 2014-2016 might have increased. Mentioning that child abuse occurred at home, schools, workplaces and institutions and in the community, she warned that such abuses during childhood had an adverse impact when a child grew up as an adult. Purkayastha said WVI wanted to reach the grassroots level and positively impact lives of 10 million most vulnerable girls and boys by 2021 to end child sex abuse. To achieve this target, she said awareness campaigns should be carried out within the communities, implementation of effective laws and policies strengthened and functioning of child protection system ensured by 2021.

In his address, school education principal director Shanavas C remarked that while the number of cases registered under POCSO Act was high, there were also many cases that went unreported. He mentioned that child sexual abuses occurred in Nagaland too, but many such cases went reported because of pressure from family members and relatives. He pointed out that as Nagaland had special provision under the Constitution of India, many such cases were settled under customary laws, which was unfortunate. He said in such matters, the customary laws and the relevant laws of the land must be combined for ensuring stringent punishment to the perpetrators. (Cont’d on p-7)

APO seeks clarity on Centre focuses on health, agri, infra in NE Railways to offer additional 4 lakh berths per day by October modalities for RIIN

DIMAPUR, JUL 10 (NPN): Angami Public Organisation (APO), apex body of the Angami communjity, has sought clarity from the state government on what was meant by the official notification issued on June 29,2019 for setting up the Register of Indigenous Inhabitant of Nagaland (RIIN) that was to serve as a master list of indigenous inhabitants of Nagaland. This was stated in a joint release by APO president Dr.Kepelhousie Terhuja and secretary information & publicity Mrs. Neithono Sothu. They said APO had deliberated at length on the proposed RIIN as per the government notification and concluded that there was need for further clarity over what was meant by “ List of Indigenous Inhabitant based on official

records”. APO said it endorsed the government notification dated April 28,1977 wherein the criteria for a person to qualify as indigenous inhabitant of Nagaland had been clearly spelt out for issuing Indigenous Inhabitant Certificate. In the light of the above, the duo said APO held the view that proper modalities should be framed by the government before actual Register of Indigenous Inhabitant of Nagaland takes shape. Further, APO also felt that the time frame of only 60 days to prepare and submit the list was “too limited” as this could hamper the proposed extensive survey work. Therefore, Angami Public Organisation has suggested that sufficient time should be given to prepare the list.

AGARTALA, JUL 10 (IANS): Development of North Eastern Region Ministry (DoNER) is taking steps on a war-footing to develop five basic sectors including health, education and agriculture, in 14 districts of the northeastern region, an official said on Wednesday. NITI Aayog had identified these 14 districts in the eight northeastern states in 2018. The Centre and the respective states would jointly make efforts to improve the five basic sectors in the selected districts. These include health and nutrition, education, agriculture and water resources, financial inclusion and skill development and basic infrastructure, which have a direct bearing on the quality of life and economic productivity of the people. “DoNER secretar y Inder Jit Singh chaired a meeting with chief nodal officers and nodal officers of aspirational districts of

northeastern region on Tuesday in New Delhi. He asked the officials to take steps to develop five basic sectors of these districts,” a Tripura government official said. During the meeting, the nodal officers of the aspirational districts explained the projects undertaken in the 14 districts. The official said that Singh directed the concerned officers to monitor the progress in these districts on different parameters on a regular basis. “DoNER secretar y asked the officials to coordinate with the line ministries of the Central government, state governments and district administrations to intensify their efforts for development of aspirational districts,” he added. NITI Aayog has selected seven aspirational districts in Assam (Barpeta, Baksa, Darang, Dubri, Goalpara, Hailkandi and Udalguri) and one each in Arunachal Pradesh (Namsai district),

The mystery of the ‘missing’ `1.7 lakh cr in Budget NEW DELHI, JUL 10 (AGENCIES): Three days after the Union Budget was presented, questions have surfaced over a nearly Rs. 2 lakh crore ‘fiscal hole’ in India’s financial accounts, NDTV report stated. The anomaly was first picked up by Rathin Roy, a member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council. Writing in the Business Standard, he studied both the Economic Survey and the Budget and found that the revenue estimates for 2018-19, in other words how much the government has earned, is a percentage point lower in the Survey than cited in the Budget. That percentage point amounts to a whopping Rs. 1.7 lakh crore, a massive shortfall in earnings. The Budget uses what is called the Revised Esti-

mates (RE), a projection of how much the government was expected to earn, while the Economic Survey uses what is known as provisional actuals (PA), an updated, more accurate estimate of government accounts. The Revised Estimates used in the Budget show earnings of Rs. 17.3 lakh crore in 2018-19, while the updated, provisional accounts in the Economic Survey show that the government has earned far less, Rs. 15.6 lakh crore, a shortfall of Rs. 1.7 lakh crore. In percentage terms (total revenue as percentage of GDP), the Revised Estimate in the Budget pegs the figure at 9.2 per cent, while the updated number in the Economic Survey shows this as a whole percentage point

lower at 8.2 per cent. This discrepancy is also reflected in government spending. Spending was shown in the Budget at Rs. 24.6 lakh crore in 201819, while the more accurate figure in the Economic Survey shows that the government only spent about Rs. 23.1 lakh crore, about Rs. 1.5 lakh crore less. The source of the shortfall: a drop in tax revenue. While according to the Budget, it was expected that the government would earn about Rs. 14.8 lakh crore from taxes last year, the Economic Survey’s more updated figures tell us that they only earned about Rs. 13.2 lakh crore. Questions sent to the Finance Ministry did not meet with a reply. Pronab Sen, former Chairman of the National Statistical Commission and

India’s First Chief Statistician, told NDTV: “This is very much a matter of concern.” “As I make out, the figures in the Economic Survey are much closer to the (actual) figures. The figures in the Budget are way, way higher. Now the problem this causes is if you have to meet your fiscal deficit target, you’re going to have dramatic cuts somewhere in the Budget. This really sends the plans of the Ministry haywire”, he said. “If the provisional actual figures are correct, then the only (solution) is to present a new Budget”, said Jayati Ghosh, professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Manipur (Chandel), Meghalaya (Ribhoi), Mizoram (Mamit), Nagaland (Kiphire), Tripura (Dhalai) and Sikkim (West Sikkim). Meanwhile, According to a report by The Wire, DoNER ministry has spent Rs 1,047.73 crore during the 2018-19 fiscal – the lowest since the Narendra Modi government came to power in 2014. According to written information provided to the parliament by DoNER minister Dr. Jitendra Singh,, while the ministry spent Rs 1,230.67 crore in the 2014-15 financial year, during 201819, its total spending plummeted by over Rs 150 crore. In Nagaland, DoNER slashed its allocation from Rs 155.18 crore in 2014-15 to Rs 94.40 crore last fiscal. Out of last fiscal’s spending, the lowest amount was earmarked for Tripura. At Rs 35.05 crore, the ministry’s spending on the state had significantly reduced from Rs 99.72 crore in 2014-15.

NEW DELHI, JUL 10 (PTI): More than four lakh additional berths will be available to railway passengers every day from October, thanks to a new technology that will allow power generation cars to be replaced with sleeper coaches, senior officials said Wednesday. Currently, most trains have power cars housing diesel generators, which supply electricity to coaches for various purposes including lighting, fans and air conditioning. Indian Railways now plans to introduce a new technology, known as “Head on Generation” (HOG), which is already in use worldwide. In it power supply is tapped from overhead power lines and distributed to train coaches. Currently, the power tapped from overhead tension wires through an equipment known as pantograph is used only to run the engines.

Rio, others condole Joseph Sumi’s demise DIMAPUR, JUL 10 (NPN): Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio and various other organizations have condoled the demise of Joseph Sumi. CM: Rio in his condolence message expressed shock to learn of the untimely demise of Joseph Sumi, vice president of Nagaland Football Association and president Dimapur District Football Association. Rio said late Joseph was a well known personality who contributed his best for the development and improvement of sports, particularly football. Rio on behalf of the entire Olympic and sports fraternity of Nagaland conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members and the football association. He also prayed that the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

SCD: Sumi Council Dimapur (SCD) expressed pain to know about the demise of Joseph Sumi. In a condolence message, SCD chairman Kuhoi Zhimo described late Joseph as a dedicated sportsman whose contribution towards building a better Nagaland in the field of sports especially Football was remarkable. SCD said that the demise of late Joseph has caused a vacuum that will bedifficult to fill. Kuhoi also recalled that late Joseph’s amiable character made him a popular person amongst the Football lovers and Nagas in general. Kuhoi, on behalf of his family and on behalf of Sumi Council Dimapur expressed deepest condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed that the departed soul rest in eternal (More on p-2) peace.

Officials say by October this year, over 5,000 coaches of the Indian Railways will be modified to run on the new technology so that they will be able to accept power coming from the overhead cables via the engines. This will not only enable trains to shed their power cars and make way for more coaches but also save the national transporter more Rs 6,000 crore in fuel bills annually, they said. A power car needs 40 litres of diesel per hour per non-AC coach while an AC coach needs 65-70 litres of diesel per hour. Around three units of electricity is provided by one litre of diesel, so a non-AC coach uses around 120 units of electricity per hour. The new system, which is eco-friendly, with no air or noise pollution will reduce carbon emissions by 700 MT per year per train, officials said.

Passports now issued within 11 days: Govt

NEW DELHI, JUL 10 (PTI): Gover nment informed Lok Sabha Wednesday that people are now issued Passport within 11 days under normal circumstances. Responding to supplementaries during Question Hour, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said the time taken to issue passport has been reduced to 11 days under normal circumstances. Passports under the ‘tatkal’ category are issued within a days’s time. He also said an application has been launched in 731 police districts for police verification of applicants.

Corrigendum

DIMAPUR, JUL 10 (NPN): Apropos the news item “Merangkong village council revokes edict’ published on July 10, it should be read as Merangkong Medemsanger Putu and not village council as published. (Advt on p-5) K Y M C


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Trg for ICDP beneficiaries held in Longleng

beneficiaries along with DC and cooperative societies officials. Correspondent

LONGLENG, JUL 10 (NPN): Along with the rest of other five districts of the state, one-day training of first phase training programmes on “Integrated cooperative development project” (ICDP) 2018-19 for three blocks under Longleng district viz Longleng, Tamlu and Sakshi was conducted on July 7 to 10 at EBRC hall Longleng. Training was organized by

office of assistant registrar of cooperative societies Longleng. Deputy commissioner Longleng John Tsulise Sangtam who is also the chairman of the district level coordination committee (DLCC) was guest of honour at the programme. While lauding, the department for organizing such training from time to time, he said Nagas love and have inner most desire in availing any types of

loan from any department or firm. He said any type of loan that is provided by the government should not be put into wastage but to sustain one’s livelihood and to pull back into the right track. However, he lamented that many Naga people today instead of doing something better to sustain in the long run, apply for loan just to avail subsidy from the government which is an act of dishonest in

society. He also said that Nagas were known to be honest, loyal and straight forward people, but today that spirit has been lost because many people even forget to repay back the loan. He therefore, urged those people who have availed loan but yet to recover to make repayment as early as possible. DC also called upon the agri and allied department to extend farmers of the district with whatever schemes and loan that may be provided by the government from time to time. Speaking on the “Sustainable Agriculture” Thainyu Phom (AFA) Agri office Longleng said, organic farming can be profitable to the consumers. She said pesticides and chemicals sprayed on plants contaminates the soil, water supply and air and may stick around for decades. She advised the farmers to adopt organic farming system so to sustain the health of soils, ecosystem and people. She appealed to all that Nagas should help

each other to keep the economy generated and circulating within the state. Imnanukshi, assistant registrar of cooperative societies and assistant monitoring officer, RCS office Kohima, while imparting training on the “Maintenance of books of accounts” said, accounting is the art of recording business dealing in a set of books. Others who shared on different topics included B. Alloy Phom and H. Anyak Phom. Welcome address was delivered by I. Chume Chang, assistant registrar of cooperative societies and chief project officer Longleng, where h informed that the ICDP project will be implemented under Longleng district for the period of four years from 2018-2021 under four phase. The first day the training programme was led by by Atongba, ARCS longleng while on second day Lipoktangit Ozukum led the programme. One hundred farmers and beneficiaries took part in the two-day programme.

Nagaland Post, Dimapur THURSDAY, july 11, 2019

Wild elephants destroy fields in Bhandari DIMAPUR: Old Yanmhon Village (OYV) council under Bhandari, Wokha district has sought the assistance of concern departments to address the rampage of wild elephants, which the council claimed have destroyed several acres of farming. In a press release, OYV council said on July 5 around 11 p.m, a heard of wild elephants numbering around 20 destroyed around 26 acres of ginger and jhum cultivation in Old Yanmhon village. The council said that the village and its neighbouring villages have been facing this problem every year for the past 20 years and that wild elephants have become a threat to the villagers. It also pointed out that such incidents have made life hard for villagers. In this regard, the council has urged the forest and agriculture departments to look into the matter and come up with a “sustainable solution” to the issue.

KDCC constituency-wise consultative meeting APC holds meeting with various organisations

DIMAPUR: Kohima District Congress Committee (KDCC) held constituency-wise consultative meeting with leaders of all the seven Assembly Constituency Congress Committee (ACCC) in the district along with their frontal organizations under KDCC including mahila, youth and NSUI at Congress Bhavan Kohima on July 10. A press release from KDCC press secretar y, Yangertemjen stated that, exhorting the leaders of respective ACCCs and their frontal bodies, KDCC president Kevi Vizo lauded the hard work of the ACCCs

during the last Lok Sabha elections. He also appreciated the leaders of the ACCCs along with frontal leaders for standing firm on the principles and ideologies of the Congress party. He encouraged them not to lose heart saying that Congress will surely return to power in the 2023 elections. He further gave open invitation to the Naga intellectuals and commoners desirous of upholding secularism and democratic freedom to join the Congress fold. Handing over the Congress membership enrollment list of Kohima district

to the respective ACCCs, Vizo asked them to make detailed assessment of those still within the party and remove the names of those who have shifted to other parties. The second session of the consultative meeting was held with the frontal organizations under KDCC – mahila, youth and NSUI, wherein president Vizo asked them to remain firm and work hard to bring back Congress MLAs in the 2023 state elections. The respective ACCCs also submitted the constitu- APC members along with leaders from various organisations. ency reports while also sharDIMAPUR: AcA press release from that everyone present at the ing their problems. t i o n P l a n C o m m i t t e e APC general secretary, S. meeting will work with mu(APC),Tuensang district Singkhum Sangtam stated tual co-operation towards held a meeting at CKS that, meeting focused on upliftment and betterment from active national service on health and hall, Tuensang town on the deplorable road condi- of Tuensang district. Earlier, meeting was medical ground. MIP further stated that, July 9, attended by officials tion from Mokokchung to the service rendered by the said official from ENPO, CKS, USLP, Tuensang which is still ly- chaired by N. Kaimang was most satisfactory and praiseworthy YTC, KUT, Private Driv- ing unattended. The mem- Chang, invocation delivfor which the nation, GPRN/NSCN ers Union, Truck Owner bers present at the meeting ered by Yimjong and keyconveyed best wishes on her future en- Union and various student resolved to fully support the note address was given by deavor. bodies. APC. It was also declared Setsachem.

GPRN/NSCN discharges

DIMAPUR: GPRN/NSCN secretary kilo affairs on the recommendation of chairman of UT have released discharge order for Botoli T Awomi leacy on July 4. GPRN/NSCN through its MIP stated that, Botoli, daughter of Toniho Awomi of Koiboto, village has been discharged

DPDB & SDPDB meetings held in Wokha, Tseminyu

news in Brief CS informs on meeting with ADB: Chief secretary (CS) of Nagaland has informed that a meeting will be held with Asian Development Bank (ADB) on July 11, 10 a.m at the conference hall of the CS office on the proposed North East industrial corridor. The following have been asked to positively attend the said meeting: CEO, IDAN; Addl. chief secretary & development commissioner; Agriculture production commissioner; AHODs/HODs of Planning/ Finance/Works & Housing- Roads & Bridges/ National Highways/Industries & Commerce/Urban Development/Municipal Affairs/ Power/NRE/ Tourism/Agriculture/Horticulture/ Transport/Forest/Land Resources and team leaders of NBDA/Honey Mission/Bio-Resources. ADB team will also have further deliberations with those departments who have submitted the EOI for PRF and TA under ADB on July 11 and 12. FONSESA federal council meeting: All Federal Council Members of Federation of Nagaland State Engineering Service Associations (FONSESA) has convened a federal council meeting on July 12, 3 p.m at the conference hall of FONSESA Office, Kohima. All members have been requested to attend the meeting. CCCRC prayer meeting: Council of Chakesang Christian Revival Churches (CCCRC) has convened a Chakhesang leaders prayer meeting at centre Chetheba from July 19-21. All government officials, frontal organisations, MP (RS), minister, MLA, CPO, CMA, CWA, SCU, national workers, CYF and all prayer centre/house have been requested to attend the prayer meeting positively. DBWU jumble sale: Dimapur Baptist Women Union (DBWU) is organizing jumble sale in aid of 50th year Jubilee celebration on July 13, 9 am onwards at Christian Higher Secondary School campus (CHSS), Dimapur. No public interview on Wed at DHEP: Land Owners’ Union (LOU) DHEP has informed that there will be no public interview on Wednesdays at DHEP Doyan as resolved in a co-ordination meeting of LOU and the 17 land affected village councils on June 27. LOU further warned that violators will be seriously dealt with.

Organisations condole demise of late Joseph

DIMAPUR: Various organizations, political parties and individuals have condoled the demise of late Joseph Sumi, who had passed away on July 8. BJP: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a condolence note by district president, L. Bendang Ao stated that late Joseph was an amazing, sincere, hardworking leader and gentleman who always stood for the welfare and upliftment of the society. BJP stated that his passing away was a great loss to the people of Dimapur in general and BJP party in particular. BJP also conveyed condolence to the bereaved family and pray that the departed soul rest in eternal peace. LCD: Lions Club of Dimapur (LCD) in condolence note by president,

Narottam Jha said that late Joseph was a good neighbour, social worker, sportsman, politician and a good human. LCD further conveyed condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed that the departed soul rest in peace. K. Kire: Former DGP Nagaland, K. Kire on behalf of Veteran Football Association Nagaland (VFAN) in a condolence note expressed shock and sadness that a personal friend had passed away. Kire stated that late Joseph was a stout pillar of football especially among veteran footballers and had a pleasant personality and a great friend to all. Kire pray that his soul rest in peace and that God provide solace to the family members.

SUA condemns July 5 incident SDJHSS commemorates man landing on moon DIMAPUR: Students Union Aoyimkum (SUA) vehemently condemned the act initiated by one Nagaland police officer (IR) on July 5 at Aoyimkum village, wherein, the officer threatened the village council chairman with his service gun. A press release by president SUA, Kikatemsu and general secretary, Mongnaro, SUA, stated that the hassle took place in presence of the youth on the night of July 5. The union further lamented over such act of misconduct and requested concerned authority to take the matter seriously and initiate appropriate action against the erring officer.

DIMAPUR: S.D. Jain Higher Secondary School Dimapur (SDJHSS) has commemorated the 50th anniversary of man’s first landing on moon in July 20, 1969. A press release from school principal, Reji Abraham stated that, science club members of the school under the supervision and guidance of the science department teachers organized a programme from July 1 to 5, at the school premises under the motto “Explore the universe for a better planet earth”. The speakers in the seminar were students from class 9 to 12, wherein they gave speeches

and audio visual presentations on moon mission technology and space research. Other highlights included painting, quiz competitions on space science, short movie shows on moon landing and cosmology. Science teachers Joseph Mathew, Vivek Sah, and Jasmine supervised the commemoration events in the school. Abhijit Kumar, Debjoy Acharjee and Manish Kumar of class 10 bagged the first position for best researched project presentation and Rohan Biswas, Jekevi Kinimi and Priya Dey of class 12 Science secured the second position.

Colleges organise fresher’s meet and felicitation DPDB chairman and advisor Mhathung Yanthan along with DC Wokha and winners of the cleanest colonies. (DIPR)

DIMAPUR: Monthly district planning and development board (DPDB) and sub-divisional district planning and development board meetings were held at Wokha and Tseminyu on July 10. Wokha DPDB: In Wokha the meeting was chaired by vice chairman & deputy commissioner, Dr.Manazir Jeelani Samoon. New DPDB chairman Wokha, Mhathung Yanthan advisor Horticulture also attended the meeting. According to DIPR report, addressing the planning board meeting the new chairman said that planning board was to address the development activities of the district and he take his new assignment as a challenge and urged the members for full co-operation to make a cohesive team to discharge given responsibilities to meet the aspiration of the people of the district. He also said that whatever developmental planning is being taken up by the board, there should be logical conclusion for the benefit of the district. Mhathung suggested a periodical visit to all the offices in the district, spot K Y M C

visit to the project sites undertaken by various department. As the district is observing 2019 as the year of cleanliness with the mottos “cleanliness from within” and “clean Wokha, beautiful Wokha” DPDB has set aside a cash prize for the cleanest colony. Altogether there are 27 colonies in Wokha town where 17 colonies had qualified for the award. Likya colony received the first prize and the second prize was received jointly by Suren & New colony, and the third prize was bagged by Tsumang “B” & NST colony as joint winners. The cash award was funded under LADP Common Pool fund 2019-20, the prizes were handed over by the advisor to the colony chairmen. Vice chairman welcomed the new members namely ADC HQ Mhathung Tsanglao, ADC Sanis, Zibenthung Kithan, EAC, (probationer) I. Yentinoungbou and EAC (P) Molosangla Ozukum. Department of Fishery and Water Resources presented their activities during the meeting. Distribution of work for the forthcoming 15th August

Independence Day celebration was also done during the meeting. In view of this, the board decided to have a mass social work on August 10. Tseminyu SDPDB: Tseminyu SDPDB held its monthly meeting at ADC conference hall, where ADC Tseminyu, Nokchasashi Kichu as vice chairman SDPDB chaired the meeting. ADC expressed gratitude towards various organizations and departments, particularly to VDBs and Village Council Chairman Association of Tseminyu sub-div for their contributions and support which enabled the Tseminyu administration headed by ADC to successfully hold the inauguration programme for the newly constructed office building of ADC office at Tseminyu town on June 21. Meeting also resolved to conduct mass social work on July 9 in Tseminyu town in view of Independence Day celebration on August 15. Dr. Gwathonlo Tsela, veterinary assistant surgeon, Tseminyu gave a brief presentation on the activities of the department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services.

Senior pastor KTBL, Chopongkyu giving the dedicatory Graduating class of 2019 with college authority and prayer for the new boys hostel at ZPC on July 10. (DIPR) teachers.

DIMAPUR: Zisaji Presidency College (ZPC) Kiphire celebrated the foundation day-cum-freshers meet 2019 at their college premises with SDO (C) HQ. Nyempo Wallim as the special guest on July 10. According to DIPR report, Wallim said life period once gone will never return back again so she urged the students to build their career at the right time so that they will never regret. Principal, ZPC, Helen expressed satisfaction with

the academic performance of the college and added that the degree result of 2019 has also improved to 80 %. She said e-library was also provided for the students including smart class room facility. She encouraged the students to be sincere, uphold good conduct and bear good moral character. Toju & Dotsala were declared as Mr & Miss Fresher. Boy’s hostel near the college was also inaugurated with a word of prayer by Chopongkyu

senior pastor KTBL. ICD: Immanuel College Dimapur (ICD) organised a felicitation programme for the graduating class of 2019 at the college auditorium on June 17. A press release from ICD media cell convener, Akutu Poireng stated that, exhortation was given by Dr. Loso Chalai chairman of the governing body. Speeches on behalf of the outgoing students were delivered by Kaboto Kibami, president student council

IMC, Viketo Awomi general secretary IMC and Jianchuilung. Earlier, programme was chaired by Khrutalu Dozo assistant professor of Political Science, God’s blessings was invoked by Temjen Lkr assistant professor of Education and special song presented by Senlenmeren BA 3rd semester. Vote of thanks was delivered by Sharatchandra Singh principal IMC and benediction by Rosy Kithan assistant professor. K Y M C


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Agartala Cloudy, a heavy thunderstorm 28 26 Aizawl

Occasional rain and a t-storm

Guwahati Thunderstorm Imphal

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Some rain and a thunderstorm 25 22

Itanagar Heavy rain and a thunderstorm 24 22 Shillong

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Dimapur Cooler, an afternoon t-storm Mkg

Tuensang Showers and a heavy t-storm Wokha

27 24

Cloudy, a heavy thunderstorm 23 20 18 16

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Zunheboto Showers and thunderstorms

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Governor with representatives from the schools and orphanage.

DIMAPUR: Gover nor of Nagaland, PB Acharya distributed books on great Indian personalities to GMS, Officers Hill Kohima, GMS Mengujuma, Jo Foundation Kohima and the Kohima Orphanage and Destitute Home (KODH) at a function held in Durbar Hall, Raj Bha-

van Kohima on July 10. PRO to Gover nor stated that, Acharya asserted that libraries were an essential part of an educational institution. He stated that students should be encouraged to take interest in reading books so as to expand their knowledge

Investiture ceremony of students’ council held at KV

Students with principal and teachers.

DIMAPUR: Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) Rangapahar Cantt. observed the investiture ceremony of the newly formed students council for the session 2019-20 on July 10. A press release from KV Rangapahar Cantt. principal M. K. Tewari stated that, Philip Tanti and Pooja Kumari, both

from 12th standard, took the pledge as the school head boy and head girl respectively along with the other members of the panel. The newly formed committees of all the four Houses- Shivaji (blue), Tagore (Green), Ashoka (Red) and Raman (Yellow), and the class monitors have

YAA asks absentee teachers to report

DIMAPUR: Yimchungrü Akherü Arihako (YAA) has informed all absentee teachers at various government schools without applying leave during YAA educational tour to report on July 17 and 19 at Shamator and Pungro respectively. A press release from YAA president, S. Yansomong Yimchunger and general secretary, Achung Jangleh stated that, this included teachers currently undergoing professional courses and those engaged with “substitutes” as well. YAA stated that this was to authenticate those genuine teachers who were undergoing professional courses duly permitted by DoSE. YAA has informed the said teachers to produce any of the official communication/order duly issued by the department/institution for validation. YAA stated that, in the event of failure to produce/report on the K Y M C

aforementioned dates, those cases will be construed as “truant” and that YAA shall not own responsibility in event of any eventuality that may arise due to wilful dereliction of official duty as government servant. Furthermore, YAA asked all teachers who have been selected by the department including those undergoing in private/outside the state during the academic session of 2019-21 to submit a photocopy of the permission order in their respective institution without delay. YAA also reminded all concerned that YAA still stands firm on its resolution “no proxy teacher” and “no work, no pay” in the entire Yimchungrü’s jurisdiction henceforth. In this regard, all SMCs and constituent units are asked to remain vigilant and to be proactive in their respective schools, stated the release.

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also been invested with the badges of honour by the respective house masters and class teachers. Principal M.K. Tewari in his address reflected on the importance of such occasions in schools to foster qualities of leadership, management and responsibilities amongst students.

and called on the teachers to works towards strengthening the society by being dedicated in their profession. Governor handed the books to the school representatives, which was arranged by him, and called on the institutions to make best use of the books.

Workshop on skill for livelihood held

DIMAPUR: Awareness workshop on skill for livelihood generation was held at deputy commissioner office conference hall, Kiphire on July 10, wherein the skilllandscape of the district was presented by Viliho Awomi, WWO. According to DIPR report, Viliho said that Mahika Shakti Kendra (MSK) is generally women folk empowerment centre which is administered by the state government. She said MSK was established in Kiphire this year in the month of March and in Kiphire district there are 118 government schools where 29 private schools with a total students of 17472 both in government school and private schools. Viliho Awomi said that this year with the partnership and collaboration of district administration the department of Employment Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Nagaland and the State Rural Livelihood Mission organised skill mela at Pungro and Kiphire and during which twelve training partners attended and imparted different skills to young people on how they can be self-reliant in the future.

PNTMB, NSUD hold vigil service DIMAPUR: Poumai Naga Tsiidoumai Me Bangalore (PNTMB) along with Naga Students’ Union Bangalore (NSUB) organised a candle light vigil service in commemoration of Onae Reh Dah (The Great Battle of Oinam), the 32nd Commemoration of “Operation Blue Bird” on July 9. A press release by PNTMB stated that the service was organised in solidarity to the brave-hearts of Oinam Hill Village and 30 other neighbouring villages affected by the infamous operation. The release stated that the service convened by PNTMB, general secretary, Veithriene Pao began with Poumai anthem after and an address by PNTMB president, D Thopulou which was followed by a rich tribute to the martyrs from NSUB president, Nuthipru Nienu. At the service, life experiences and testimonies of the tragic incident was shared by Veilou Albert and Rev Dr K H Reihe after which lighting of candle took place followed by a minute of silence for the departed souls. A prayer was led by Poumai Naga Baptist Church Bangalore pastor Dr. Rev K H Reihe; vote of thanks by PNTMB ex president, sailor Kyapaomai and benediction by PNTMB advisor, P P Pangao.

SEFTI organises convocation for forest guards

Forest guard trainees with SEFTI and wildlife officials.

DIMAPUR: State Environment and Forestry Training Institute (SEFTI) organised convocation for the 39th batch forest guard trainees, 2019 on July 6 at SEFTI campus after successful completion of six months mandatory training course. A press release by SEFTI stated that the batch consisted of 25 forest guard from 11 different divisions. Addressing the gathering on the occasion as the chief guest, chief wildlife warden & chairman, SPMU,

Nagaland, Dr Ramesh K. Aima, congratulated the young trainees and elicited the focus of the passing out officers of their crucial role as future custodians of the country’s rich forest wealth. He said the training imparted at the SEFTI prepares the trainees for the tough challenges that lie ahead in their jobs and urged the trained staffs to come forward and share their field experiences. He also stressed on the importance of women staffs in the department.

Kekiye Aomi from Dimapur division received the best forester of the batch in overall and academic while the best forester in extracurricular activities was awarded to Kuholi from Zunheboto division. The programme was chaired by assistant director, SEFTI, Florence T. Sangtam, annual report of the institute and declaration of the results was delivered by director, SEFTI, Dimapur, K. Hukato Chishi while vote of thanks was delivered by faculty, SEFTI, Limaangtet Jamir.

State H&FW monitoring team visits Dmu

DIMAPUR: State Health & Family Welfare monitoring team visited Dimapur district to review the performance of all the health programmes under district health society Dimapur on July 10, wherein meeting was held at Chapel Hall, District Hospital Dimapur. A press release from H&FW stated that, the team was led by Dr. Vizolie Suokhrie, director (Health), DH&FW, Nagaland. In the first session, district programme officers of various health programmes such as RCH-UIP, NVBDCP, RNTCP, DAPCU, IDSP presented comparative review of their respective programme activities and performances for the last three financial years. The district programme officers shared their achievements as well as the challenges faced during the implementation of the activities. During the second session, the performance of District Hospital Dimapur was reviewed. Dr. Vizolie Suokhrie, director (Health) stated that the performance of a health facility improves when the staff are regularly available to provide

Dr. Vizolie Suokhrie and medical officials.

health services. He therefore urged the medical officials and health workers to be diligent and regular in performing their duties. He also urged the district to put up their needs and requirements that will improve the health service delivery. Dr. Atoshe Sema, SPO (RCH) also reiterated the importance of availability of health service providers in the health units. He also informed that with implementation of LAQSHAY in all the districts, the institutional delivery and ANC will

improve further. Dr. Thanghoi Lam, SPO (NHM) also reminded the district to submit various reports on time for the smooth and efficient implementation of various health programmes. He further urged all health units to qualify for National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) so that the quality of health services is not compromised. T h e m e e t i n g wa s chaired by Dr. Antoly Suu, deputy CMO, welcome address delivered by Dr. K. Vikato Kinimi,

CMO Dimapur and vote of thanks by Dr. Kheshito, MS, DHD. Dr. Kinimi, CMO also interacted with director and state officials for the betterment of the health delivery in the district. State officials who attended the meeting were Dr. Niesakho Kire, dy. director (NVBDCP), Dr. W. Nchumbemo Ezung, SNO (NCD), Dr. Ritu Thurr, SIO, Dr. Nyan Kikon, SNO (IDSP). Medical officers and staff under CMO and MS Dimapur also attended the meeting.

Training for MOs & health workers held in Kiphire LHD executive meeting Dimapur: Lotha Hoho Dimapur (LHD) has convened an executive meeting along with all frontal units on July 13, 2 p.m at Lotha Hoho-Ki, Dimapur. Selection/election of LHD office bearers for the 2019 to

2021 and other important issues will be discussed. All the executive members, colony representatives and frontal units officials have been requested to attend the meeting positively.

District ToTs along with the participants at the programme.

DIMAPUR: District health society (DHS) Kiphire organised two-day training on immunization handbook for medical officers and one-day training on introduction of rotavirus vaccine for medical officers and health workers at District Hospital conference hall from June 17 to 19 at Kiphire. According to district media officer (NHM) chief medical officer’s office Kiphire stated that, the district level training on rotavirus

introduction and medical officer and health workers handbook on routine immunization was presented by district ToTs. The resource person of the training was headed by district immunization officer (UIP/RCH) Dr. Pewezo Khalo, Dr. Holiba Annar MO (Sitimi PHC) and Dr. Keviyani MO (HWC Seyochung). The state monitoring team was assisted and monitored by Dr. Longri Kichu UNICEF state consultant.

Medical officers and health workers were trained on capacity building on routine immunization, introduction of rotavirus vaccine in the universal immunization programme, cold chain and logistic management etc. Group discussions, role plays, and exercise on RI micro-planning were presented by the health workers. DIO delivered welcome address and reminded the health workers to deliver quality performance in implementa-

tion of all such programmes in the district. DIO Kiphire also remarked that rotavirus vaccine will soon reach Kiphire and said that it was safe and secure vaccine. Medical doctors from health & wellness centres; primary health care, ANMs, GNMs, community health officers, district programme manager, block programme manager, Block ASHA co-ordinator, vaccine cold chain manager and IEC personnel attended the programme. K Y M C


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Assam floods: 3 dead, over 2 lakhs affected

Guwahati, Jul 10 (IANS): At least three persons have died in the last 24 hours in floods and landslides in Assam and over two lakh people have been affected, officials said on Wednesday. Two people died due to floods and one person was killed in a landslide here. The situation is expected to worsen as the meteorological department has predicted more rain in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland in the next four days. Officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority on Wednesday said a total of 530 villages in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Barpeta, Nalbari Chirang, Majuli, Golaghat, Jorhat and Dibrugarh districts have been flooded, affecting some

The situation is expected to worsen as the meteorological department has predicted more rain in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland in the next four days.

200,000 people. Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts are the worst affected. Assam and other states in the region have been

witnessing incessant rain since the last 48 hours. In Assam, the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and the National Disaster

Response Force (NDRF) have been carrying out rescue and evacuation operations as well as providing relief materials to the

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Massive manhunt operation in Imphal in the aftermath of escape of NSCN I-M cadre on Wednesday. (NP)

was detained after he was found trying to hide among people in plain clothes after the hideout of the NSCN(I-M) was busted. The Army had claimed that cadres of the outfit fled on realising the Indian Army troops advancing toward their camp leaving huge amount of arms, ammunition, tentages, uniform and other war like stores. Four police personnel two SIs, one ASI and a head constable - have been placed

under suspension from their services in connection with escape of the NSCN(I-M) cadre. A DIG level officer has also been entrusted to investigate the escape, a statement of the state police PRO said. The state police further announced a reward of Rs one lakh to be given to any individual who provide information leading to the re-arrest of the escape NSCN(I-M) cadre.

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villagers are yet to establish the motive behind the assassination of the duo. The police has transferred the dead bodies to JNIMS morgue, Imphal after lodging an FIR case. Meanwhile, Kuki Inpi Kangpokpi has strongly condemned the “merciless” killing of Thangneo and Thangminlun and set a 24hour deadline to book the culprit(s). The Inpi suspect hands of armed militants behind the merciless killing as per a statement signed by its general secretary Lamminlun Singsit who also quested the law and order situation in Manipur. The statement asked whether the government has done their duty in order to maintain peace and harmony among the communities of Manipur.

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The Sangtam Students’ Union, Kohima would like to felicitate and congratulate to Mr. Rotiba Sangtam, S/o Mr. Ghoito and Mrs. Sekhumla for being successful by securing top 3rd position in the Department of Economics in the Undergraduate Exam Nagaland University. The Student union would like to wish him greater success in the future. Sd/Sd/General Secretary President

LONGSACHUNG BAPTIST EKHUMKHO CHUNGI 50 YEARS JUBILEE NCHUMCHEPHEN OKI ETSSOE OKHO (PLANNING BOARD) THUNGINA YIVON.

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Ovungtssoa Longsachung Yanchu kyon kvuta aphoe vanta vancho sana topvu ete opvui Potsow nzan salumka to nte thungi hanthokala. Osi oyi opvu tssotso motsunga shi nte thungi tanchunga jonchiala, ete yamo ekhumkho oro-ochu na emathata 50 years Jubilee nchumchephen ki Wokha Yantsu lo tssotav phyochaki/khichoe vatao chi enhunga jana nnyichev vamo chi tsukona thyutae zetav tsukona nte topvu ete yani ekhumkho (Office) lhishupina tssala, nzansi oyan nzana evan topvu na oyi nzanchitale to longtsukata ni/nte tsala. Meta : Longsachung Yan Yuta : 10:00 AM Tsungon : 27/7/2019 Sd/Sd/(L. Nthungo Ezung) (S.S. Ezung) Secretary Chairman Planning Board Planning Board

The Humtso Village Yanthan Ekhung extends its heartiest congratulations to Mr. Yanthungo T. Yanthan, Son of Tsenponthung Yanthan on his selection to undergo MBBS Course in the recently declared NEET Examination 2019. We wish him the very best in all his future endeavours. Sulumo Yanthan, Chairman HVYE

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OFFICE OF THE HENINGKUNGLWA VILLAGE COUNCIL DISTRICT PEREN : NAGALAND

Good Morning Sis Suman...., Today you’re given another opportunity to blow out candles we are sure you are grateful because it means another year of joy and greater opportunities for you make everyday of your life count and enjoy every moment.... Happy birthday Sis..... Wit love sisters from another mother.... Dear AseLu..., Happy birthday to my Lovely Sister. Wishing you the ocean of Fun ans and Lots of Happy Memories. May God grant you good health and a blessed Life. I’m so glad to have you. “Happy birthday dear Angel” With Love and Care Loving Brother Tso...

The Heningkunglwa Village Council hereby informs to all concerned once again that without the consent of Heningkunglwa Village Council any persons/ groups who are involved in selling and buying land under the jurisdiction of Heningkunglwa village will be at his/her own risk. Many a time consecutive notices have been served to the general public in this regard for general information and knowledge not to involve in selling and buying of land. The Heningkunglwa Village Council will not bear responsibilities in this regard but will preserve and protect its land and resources.

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IMPHAL, Jul 10: To bring transparency, inclusion and exclusion errors, and minimise other issues pertaining to distribution of PDS items in the state, the chief minister launched the Fair Price Shop Automation system. After launching the system, the chief minister said that such system would bring transparency and streamline the distribution of PDS items to the beneficiaries. Under this Fair Price Shop (FPS) automation system, fake and bogus ration cards would be easily identified which will help minimise leakages in the distribution of PDS items, he added. He said that beneficiaries will get food grains through ePOS (Electronic Point of Sale) device with proper authentication like Aadhar or OTP. Singh further highlighted that the FPS automation would be made available in 10 FPS for the first phase in the state. In the state, there are 2324 Fair Price Shops and 23,87,949 beneficiaries with 5,69,688 ration cards. The monthly allocation of National Food Security Act (NFSA) rice in the state is 131632.45 quintal, the chief minister said. The chief minister reiterated his government’s commitment on bringing good governance and positive changes in the state from the grassroots level. On the occasion, officials of the consumer affairs, food and public distribution (CAF&PD) made a demonstration on the usage of the ePOS machine.

NAGALAND STATE E-GOVERNANCE SOCIETY (NSeGS)

File no. NSeGS/SDC-9/2016

(Below New Secretariat) Thizama Road, Nagaland, Kohima Dated 4th July 2019

NOTICE INVITING TENDER The Nagaland State eGovernance Society (NSeGS) invites tender for Delivery, Installation & Maintenance of Server Hardware, Network Component and System Software’s for existing State Data Centre of Government of Nagaland. The detailed tender documents can be viewed / downloaded from the following website, from 05/07/2019, 14:00 Hours (Server Time) to 22/07/2019, 14:00 Hours (Server Time): 1. www.nagalandtenders.gov.in 2. www.nagaland.gov.in Amendments/Corrigendum, if any will be hosted on the above website. Sd/Tongtiliba Longkumer Member Secretary, NSeGS & Director, IT&C

congratulates Ms. Esther Moithei Phom, daughter of Mr & Mrs. Bompen Phom of Yongnyah Village for being selected to undergo MBBS course in the recently declared NEET Examination 2019. The Union express deep appreciation for bringing laurels to our society and wish her all the best in her endeavor. (W. MOPNYEI) (A. PHONGCHANG) General Secretary President KYNYWS KYNYWS

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Dear Arshita, A sweet little Baby Girl like you is a blessing for everyone around you. Wishing you all the very best for your 5th Birthday ever! With lots of love and hugs. Mummy, Papa, Pihu and Ayush.

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IMPHAL, Jul 10: Armed miscreants suspected to be militants on Wednesday shot dead two persons including a village chief in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district The deceased village chief was identified as Letkhotinthang @ Thangneo Kipgen while the other was identified as Thangminlun Haokip (19). Thangneo Kipgen was the chief of Hengjang village who settled at Bongbal Khullen after his village was displaced during Kuki-Naga ethnic clash. They were found dead inside a vehicle at Bongbal village under Maphou police station of Kangpokpi district today, morning around 10 am. After the police were informed by the villagers, they rushed to the spot to find bullet injury marks on the bodies of the duo. Villagers suspect the duo were shot dead by the miscreants after forcibly stopping the vehicle they were travelling in. Police as well as the

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Shillong, Jul 10: Former Meghalaya Urban Affairs Minister, Mazeal Ampareen Lyngdoh has resigned from her post as Congress Secretary in-charge of Mizoram after Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress president over the national election defeat. “.... I have sent in my resignation as AICC Secretary i/c of Mizoram. I thank sir @RahulGandhi for giving me this opportunity to work for the party,” the opposition Congress legislator tweeted

Itanagar, Jul 10 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday said the alleged misappropriation of funds for repairing and maintenance of a portion of the Trans Arunachal Highway (TAH) in Upper Subansiri district will be probed. Raising the issue during Zero Hour in the Assembly, BJP MLA Nyato Rigia alleged that a major portion of about Rs 60 crore, which was sanctioned for repairing and maintenance of the road under the Potin-Pangin stretch of the highway, was misappropriated. The MLA from Taliha constituency in Subansiri district also claimed that almost 70 per cent of payments have already been made by the state public works department on recommendation of the deputy commissioner without any progress of the works.

WOKHA; NAGALAND pave way for the formation of a new team Congress. FELICITATION “The congress President had The Humtso Students’ Union extends our heartiest appointed me as the AICC congratulations to Mr. Yanthungo T Yanthan, S/o Mr. in-charge of Mizoram and E. Tsenpothung & Mrs. Konchobeni Yanthan for being it is but fair for me also to selected to undergo MBBS Course in the recent declared tender my resignation and to NEET examination 2019 . We are very proud of your hard work and achievements pave way for the formation Mazeal A. Lyngdoh (File) of the new team Congress,” and we wish you more success in your future endeavors. Thechamo Humtsoe Nchumbemo Humtsoe on Wednesday. “We can do she had said. President HSU Gen. Secretary HSU DC-1070 few other important things than just occupy important OFFICE OF THE OFFICE OF THE posts at the AICC,” she addKOHIMA Y.N.Y WELFARE SOCIETY ed. Prior to putting in her DIST. KOHIMA: NAGALAND papers, Lyngdoh had told Regd. No. H/RS-3869 Date:-19-02-2004 WOKHA-797111, NAGALAND journalists she has decided to resign from the post of the FELICITATION FELICITATION AICC in-charge Mizoram to The Kohima YNY Welfare Society

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Information regarding the whereabouts of the escapee may be given to Imphal West SP (9612759705/ 70056863866), additional SP, Imphal West-LO (9856100314 / 70056066171) and additional SP –ops (9612007475 / 7005725450), the release added. Following the escape, Imphal West district police have been carrying out intensive search operations in different areas to re-arrest the escapee.

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Two including village chief shot Manipur CM launches Fair dead inside vehicle in Manipur Price Shop Automation system

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IMPHAL, Jul 10: A police source has reported that an NSCN (I-M) cadre,Thailik Panmei (23) son of Paolumlung Panmei of Taoshang village under Khoupum police station of Noney district was found missing from the lock-up of the Imphal police station where he was kept during a routine check this morning, around 5 am on Wedenesday. Police suspect he escaped by breaking the partially broken brick wall of the lock-up room in the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday. The suspected NSCN(I-M) cadre was in the custody of Imphal police station after he was handed over by Indian Army who detained him after an NSCN (I-M) hideout was busted at Kekru Naga village under Nungbam police station on the night of July 6 last. Police booked him under section 400 of IPC and 23(1-C) of Nungba police station of Noney police station. While handing over him to the police, the Indian Army alleged that Thailik

affected people. The water level of major rivers like the Brahmaputra, Dikhow, Dhansiri, Jia Bharali, Puthimari and Beki is above the danger mark. The flood waters from the Brahmaputra have also entered some parts of the Kaziranga National Park, forcing the animals to migrate in search of higher ground. “The flood waters have entered the park but the situation is under control. We are monitoring the situation closely and will implement the time card system for restricting the speed limit of vehicles on NH-27 as and when necessary,” said Kaziranga Divisional Forest Officer, Rohini Ballav Saikia. A total of 13,276 hectares of agricultural land has been affected by the floods, officials said.

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Issued by DIPR

Regd. No. 534/15

AFFIDAVIT

Date : 11/06/2015

I, Miss B Sentilemla Chang, aged about 27, daughter of Bukoi Chang, Resident of High School 'A' Tuensang Town, Dist : Tuensang, Nagaland do hereby solemnly affirm and declare on oath as under :1. That, I am a bonafide citizen of India by birth. 2. That, the correct official name of my mother is "S. Kundang Chang". 3. That, due to mistake and ignorance the name of my mother is inadvertently entered and recorded as "Auching Kundang" in my Academic records. 4. That, "S. Kundang Chang" and "Auching Kundang" are the names of one and same person, i.e. the name of my mother only. 5. That, I have sworn this affidavit to declare the correct official name of my mother is "S. Kundang Chang" and shall use the same in all his future correspondences and records. 6. That the content of this affidavit from para (1) to (5) are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief and nothing material has been concealed therein. And I have signed this affidavit on this 30th day of May '2015 at Dimapur, Nagaland. DEPONENT Solemnly affirmed and declared before me. Magistrate/Notary Public DP-5370

DECLARATION OF ACTUAL NAME 1. I, Smti. Rensali Sema, W/o A. Tokugha Sema do hereby declare through this affidavit vide Registered No. 547 /19 that Rensali Sema and Rensali refer to same and one person. Henceforth name Rensali Sema shall be used in all my official and future correspondence. 2. I, Shri. A.Tokugha Sema, natural father of Nipuno Sema do hereby declare through this affidavit vide registered No. 548/19 that the name Nipuno Sema and Nipuno refers to same and one person. Henceforth my son's name Nipuno Sema shall be used in all my official and future correspondence. 3. I, Shri. A. Tokugha Sema, natural father of Lomi Sema do hereby declare through this affidavit vide registered No. 545/19 that the name Lomi Sema and Mercy refers to same and one person. Henceforth my daughter's name Lomi Sema shall be used in all my official and future correspondence. 4. I, Shri. A. Tokugha Sema, natural father of Apulo Sema do hereby declare through this affidavit vide registered No. 546/19 that the name Apulo Sema and Apulo T. Awomi refers to same and one person. Henceforth my son's name Apulo Sema shall be used in all my official and future correspondence. DP-5378 K Y M C


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Javadekar slams Congress for disturbing Rajya Sabha

NEW DELHI, JUl 10 (PTI): Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday hit out at the Congress for “disturbing” the Rajya Sabha, alleging that the opposition party was not letting the House function over its internal problems in Karnataka. Congress members on Wednesday disrupted proceedings in the Upper House for the second day over the Karnataka crisis and accused the BJP of trying to destabilise its coalition government with the JD(S) there. The House saw two adjournments in the prelunch period that saw the washing out of the Zero Hour and the Question Hour. This is the second day in a row during the current session of Parliament that the Rajya Sabha failed to transact any business. “Congress is disturbing the House even after the massive loss in the elections and after a decisive mandate

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they, as well as everybody, is expected (to ensure) that the Houses run smoothly,” Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said. “Now they are raising the issue of a state which is not allowed here. They are charging that the BJP is poaching, but actually it is the Congress which is doing all kinds of efforts,” he told reporters. Javadekar accused the Congress of offering ministerial berths

to rebel MLAs and giving other “lollipops”. It is an internal party problem as those MLAs who have resigned have blamed their own leadership, Javadekar said. The year-old Congress-Janata Dal (S) coalition government in Karnataka is on the brink of collapse after a spate of resignations by MLAs. The Karnataka Assembly has 225 members, including one nominated MLA. The halfway mark in the 225-member assembly is 113.

Misa Bharti chargesheeted in PMLA case NEW DELHI, JUL 10 (IANS): The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday filed a supplementary chargesheet in a money laundering case involving RJD supremo Lalu Yadav's daughter Misa Bharati and her husband. The charge sheet was filed before Special CBI Judge Arun Bhardwaj, who will take cognisance of the document on July 27. The supplementary chargesheet names 35 fresh accused of which 20 are firms. In 2017, the Enforcement Directorate had raided the farmhouse and a few other locations as part of its probe against two brothers -- Surendra Kumar Jain and Virendra Jain -- and others, who were alleged to have laundered several crores of rupees using shell companies. The Jain brothers were arrested by the ED under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. The ED had also arrested Rajesh Agrawal, a chartered accountant who had allegedly mediated and provided a cash amount of Rs 90 lakh to the Jain brothers in advance.

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HC dismisses plea to make Delhi Metro free for women NEW DELHI, JUL 10 (PTI): The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed a petition challenging the AAP government’s proposal to make metro ride free for women, saying it is for the authorities to decide on giving concession to a particular class. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar refused to entertain the plea, saying there is no substance in it and imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on the petitioner to be deposited within four weeks. The court also rejected the prayer in the petition seeking reduction of fares and to make 15 slabs of the ticket price instead of existing six. “Fixation of fares is a statutory function and the process of fixation is complex which involves consideration of several factors, including cost. All these factors cannot be determined in a PIL,” the bench said. It said the petitioner, advocate Bipin Bihari Singh, has failed to point out any

illegality in fixation of fares and added that the court will be “extremely slow” in fixing the fares for Delhi Metro which is the prerogative of the government. With Assembly polls due early next year in the city, the Aam Aadmi Party government in June announced that it has proposed to make metro and bus travels free for women in Delhi “to encourage them to use public transport”. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said the Delhi government will bear the travel expenses of women. The court also noted that two similar petitions relating to Delhi Metro fares were filed earlier as well and they were not entertained either. “We are not inclined

to give any direction, much less in the nature of mandamus to respondents no. 1 to 3 (Delhi government, union of India and DMRC) on fixation of fares which prevailing today,” the bench said. Regarding the prayer that Delhi government be directed not to take any step to make metro ride free for women, the court observed that though this plea has been made, it has not been argued by the petitioner. The bench said it was left open for the authorities to give or not to give any concession to a particular class in metro ride fares. It was informed by Delhi government additional standing counsel Sanjoy Ghosh that the plea was premature as presently no such

exemption has been given to the women to travel in the metro and the proposal is still under consideration. Union of India was represented by Central government standing counsel Gaurang Kanth. The petition challenged the proposal of Delhi government to make metro ride free for women saying such a move would create a parallel arbitrary discrimination against other poorer sections of the society who find it economically difficult to travel in metro after ticket prices were hiked. It said none of the first three fare fixation committees constituted earlier had recommended such a drastic increase in fares in Delhi metro. “The number of fare slabs which stood at 15 for the last over 11 years from December 2005 to May 2017, has been unfairly reduced to six slabs... Therefore, a reduction in fares would not only bring a lot of relief to the passengers travelling in metro but would also increase the ridership,” it said.

SC to consider plea for early hearing of PIL challenging Article 370 Mother’s prayers bring ‘dead’ son to life Upadhyay, in his plea which was filed in September last year, has contended that the special provision was “temporary” in nature at the time of framing of the Constitution and Article 370(3) lapsed with the dissolution of the Jammu and Kashmir Constituent Assembly on January 26, 1957. The plea also seeks a declaration from the apex court that the separate Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir was “arbitrary” and “unconstitutional” on various grounds, including that it was against the “supremacy of the Constitution of India and contrary to dictum of ‘One Nation, One Constitution, One National Anthem and One National Flag’”.

“The Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir is invalid mainly for the reason that the same has not yet got the assent of the President, which is mandatory as per provisions of the Constitution of India,” the plea,

which may come up for hearing next week, said. The petition, filed through advocate R D Upadhyay, claims that the maximum life span of Article 370 was only till the existence of the Constituent

Assembly, that was January 26, 1950 when the national document was adopted. Article 370 is a “temporary provision” with respect to Jammu and Kashmir and restricts the applicability of various provisions of the Constitution by “curtailing” the power of Parliament to make laws on subjects which fall under the Union and Concurrent lists, it said. Consequently, it allows the state to accord special rights and privileges to the natives, the plea said. It claimed that the Article empowered the state legislature to frame any law without attracting a challenge on the grounds of violation of the right to equality of people from other states or any other right under the Constitution.

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noticed that tears were rolling down Kiran’s cheeks. They called a local Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP) G. Rajababu Reddy, who checked the patient and found a faint pulse. He spoke to the doctor who had treated Kiran at a Hyderabad hospital and on his advice started administering injections. The day after, the doctor found Kiran showing some body movement. He was admitted to a local hospital. Following three days of treatment, Kiran regained consciousness and started talking to his mother in a feeble voice.

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strict action will be taken against him. According to sources, the party is considering expelling him. The BJP had last month suspended Champion from the party for three months on charges of indiscipline. The suspension had followed preliminary investigation by the party into charges of indiscipline and that of threatening a journalist at Uttarakhand Niwas in New Delhi. The controversial legislator was in the news a couple of months ago for publicly indulging in a war of words with BJP MLA from Jhabreda Deshraj Karnawal and challenging him to a wrestling bout.

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Man with fake govt ID held for trying to siphon off money NEW DELHI, JUL 10 (PTI): A 21-year-old man has been arrested for creating a fake identity card of a Pay and Accounts Officer of the central government to siphon off money from the bank accounts of various ministries through bogus bills, police said. Noor Mohammad, a resident of Moregaon in Assam, was arrested earlier by Delhi police for a similar offence, in which over Rs 3.8 crore was fraudulently withdrawn from the accounts of the Health Ministry, Anyesh Roy, DCP (cyber crime), said. He was released on bail a few weeks ago and he hatched another conspiracy. In the latest case, the Ministry of Labour and Employment complained to Delhi police on June 25 about an e-mail from “Lalit Dagar”, who claimed he was appointed as the new Pay & Accounts Officer of the ministry’s Directorate General of Employment in Chennai. The accused requested the approval of his user-ID on the Public Financial Management System and also mentioned a mobile number and a landline number. But because of the alert officials in the ministry, he was nabbed. “The accused, identified as Noor Mohammad, a resident of Moregaon in Assam, along with his associates, had earlier managed to successfully create and get approved a fake ID of PAO officer in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and managed to fraudulently create bills and thus, transfer money to the tune of Rs 3.86 crore to multiple bank accounts,” Roy said Tuesday.

village of Telangana’s Suryapet district on July 3. As Kiran’s family had been informed that he will breathe his last in a couple of hours, relatives from different places had gathered at his home for the last rites. Kiran’s mother, Gandham Saidamma, who was not informed about her son’s condition, was shocked on reaching home in another vehicle to find the relatives arranging flowers, firewood and other material for the funeral rites. She broke down, crying inconsolably Thereafter, around midnight, some relatives

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DEHRADUN/NEW DELHI, JUL 10 (PTI): Suspended BJP MLA from Uttarakhand Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion landed in fresh trouble as a video went viral showing him dancing with guns in his hands during a get-together at a house , with the BJP now considering expelling him. In the purported video, the Khanpur MLA is seen dancing to a popular Bollywood number with two revolvers in his hands and a carbine hanging from his shoulder. He is seen sipping his drink from a glass as his friends cheer him on. BJP’s national media in-charge Anil Baluni said the party strongly condemns the MLA’s behaviour and

HYDERABAD, JUL 10 (IANS): A highly curious case has come to light of 18year old Gandham Kiran, diagnosed with dengue and jaundice and declared brain dead by doctors at a hospital here, who has regained consciousness, even as relatives and friends were grieving and making arrangements for his funeral rites. Following the declaration by doctors that there was no further hope of reviving Kiran, he was taken off the ventilator, and transported wearing an oxygen mask in an ambulance back to his home in Pillalamarri

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The Merangkong Medemsanger Putu consisting of all the 8 clans, do hereby declare to all the Merangkong citizens the resolution unanimously adopted in its meeting held on 8th July 2019 at Merangkong village which are as follows :

RESOLUTION

1. The citizens of Merangkong village be it, Person/s or Union/s who were Ex-communicated/Expelled or Barred from entry into the village jurisdiction by the Merangkong Medemsanger Putu and to all matters relating to differences arising out of the last State General Assembly Elections 2018 is hereby unconditionally revoked this day, the 8th of July 2019. 2. It is the desire of the Merangkong Medemsanger Putu that; all the citizens of Merangkong village should live together, in unity, peace, harmony and with due respect and regard to all concerned. 3. From today henceforth, if any person/s or organization/s etc. is found going against the wishes and the said declaration of the Merangkong Medemsanger Putu through any platform, the Putu will not hesitate to exercise its mandate to punish the offender/s as per the prevailing Ao Customary Law. In the name of the Merangkong Medemsanger Putu

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NEW DELHI, JUL 10 (PTI): TThe Supreme Court Wednesday said it would consider the plea seeking urgent hearing of a PIL challenging the constitutional validity of Article 370 which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir and limits Parliament’s power to make laws for the state. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose took note of the submission of BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay that his PIL be listed for an urgent hearing. “File a memo. We will see,” the bench said. On February 18 this year as well, he had mentioned the PIL for urgent listing for the hearing.


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Nagaland Post Vol. XXIX NO. 214 Dimapur, THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2019

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Power on standby

ower in theory and powerless in practise seems to be the prescription for the suffering power consumers of Nagaland. With arrival of summer, frequent and long duration of power cuts have made summer heat and extreme humidity unbearable. According to reports power fluctuates between 65-70 MW approximately in Dimapur. The Department of Power (DoP) has been facing the same crisis every year and despite efforts to reduce the woes of consumers through various administrative decisions and technical solutions, the situation has not changed. The DoP continues to grapple with its efforts at building adequate capacities in generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure to attain energy security and handling and to achieve 24x7 power for all by 2021. That is now around two years to go but at the current rate of performance, it does not inspire much hope for the harassed consumers. In the past several years, it was almost a regular feature of the department to announce loss amounting to around of over Rs.100 crore annually which was blamed on supposed theft and pilferage. The accumulated total loss from all these has been pegged at around 55% to 60% which is equivalent to 30MW to 40MW out of the total power that the state receives. When the power loss in Nagaland is almost 50% and double the national average, it only calls for serious probe on why this abnormal figure continues to plague power supply and most interestingly, accepted as that for so many years. Inefficiency cannot be allowed to get away under the guise of ‘transmission loss’, when consumers are handed contestable bills owing to improper metering or inefficiency. In some districts, burnt transformers have not been replaced for several weeks and even months. Power engineers also lament that they are faced with acute shortage of field staff and despite several appeals, nothing much has been done. The department’s woes has been compounded by the fact that most of its current equipments such as transformers for transmission and distribution are overloaded and cannot handle the increased capacities. As a result, several transformers have burnt out, causing more problems since the department has no spares and not speak of higher capacity transformers that it should have acquired in anticipation of the situation. The acute shortage of power totally negates the very concept of economic development since business without power means losses. Even sensitive equipments are damaged due to power fluctuations and has caused huge losses to business, especially storage and small units that are wholly dependent on power supply. Generators are meant as stand by but in the prevailing circumstances, they have become the mainstay and the power from the department ,has become the standby. It may be recalled that the Association of Power Engineers Nagaland (APEN) has been raising the issue in public domain in order to make consumer aware about the situation that the department is in. APEN had also warmed of a likely and impending collapse of the power system in Nagaland. All those visions of the state’s planners will be a mirage unless the power situation improves as there cannot be any economic progress in the state.

DailyDevotion The Spiritually Lazy Saint

Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together… —Hebrews 10:24-25 We are all capable of being spiritually lazy saints. We want to stay off the rough roads of life, and our primary objective is to secure a peaceful retreat from the world. The ideas put forth in these verses from Hebrews 10 are those of stirring up one another and of keeping ourselves together. Both of these require initiative— our willingness to take the first step toward Christ-realization, not the initiative toward self-realization. To live a distant, withdrawn, and secluded life is diametrically opposed to spirituality as Jesus Christ taught it. The true test of our spirituality occurs when we come up against injustice, degradation, ingratitude, and turmoil, all of which have the tendency to make us spiritually lazy. While being tested, we want to use prayer and Bible reading for the purpose of finding a quiet retreat. We use God only for the sake of getting peace and joy. We seek only our enjoyment of Jesus Christ, not a true realization of Him. This is the first step in the wrong direction. All these things we are seeking are simply effects, and yet we try to make them causes. “Yes, I think it is right,” Peter said, “…to stir you up by reminding you…” (2 Peter 1:13). It is a most disturbing thing to be hit squarely in the stomach by someone being used of God to stir us up— someone who is full of spiritual activity. Simple active work and spiritual activity are not the same thing. Active work can actually be the counterfeit of spiritual activity. The real danger in spiritual laziness is that we do not want to be stirred up— all we want to hear about is a spiritual retirement from the world. Yet Jesus Christ never encourages the idea of retirement— He says, “Go and tell My brethren…” (Matthew 28:10).

Quotes

Boundary setting is really a huge part of time management. ~ Jim Loehr

Nagaland Post, Dimapur THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2019

Post-mortem

Wellbeing, disaster and environmental management A

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ur wellbeing is codependent largely with our environment for its progressive transitory journey. We cannot disassociate our nature to pioneer nurturing our conditions from optimizing a sustainable fabric–other than to enhance it for bettering our own experiences. There are many factors that come into play once we admittedly acknowledge human growth tracks parallel to our natural conditions; by doing this, we obtain a certain window to avert drastic repercussions during natural disasters. Most epic proportion of natural calamities occurring are dubbed not so much as untimely because they do not follow a seasonal analog and fall short or afar, rather it appears quite abruptly on our seasonal calendar, but the impact it leaves behind in rogue: typhonic, seismic and torrential analogy disrupt the seasonal patterns altogether. Since this anomalies although predictive yet follow asymmetrical tendencies owing to compounds of forces acting on its barely steady potential and kinetic motion, our reciprocal measures for containment of the aftermath trash of casualties should be specifically prompted firsthand accordingly; it must be backed with eclectic sensitization. Disasters of large proportion in our environment are also prone to occur in and from power plants when technical assessment are neglected or miscalculated. Nuclear and hydroelectric power plants that generate power and then supply it to electrical grids for residential and industrial utility have caused some of the violent irretractable dent in our environment since its accidents. Chernobyl nuclear plant and Sayano-Shushenskaya

hydroelectric plant disasters still lingers the grim presence of nuclear radiation and distraught among the victims from the shocking incidence. The following are primary redacted data that indicates our wellbeing is inadvertently challenged by our environment and the ergonomics behind management. Efficiency in micromanaging our engineered natural conditions is not all responsive to textbook ‘crystallized intelligence’ and data, but the key to be formidable in this asset would require ‘fluid intelligence’ to micro-conceptualize the escalation of conditions with contingencies – because ideally it is meant to compact-fully encompass the program. There is a sense of immaturity in our dealings with natural disasters; it doesn’t emerge out as a significant priority to be addressed in political decorum. Honestly, I believe our freedom and prerogative should be fluently exercised to focus on illustrating the graphics of environmental decay and terraforming, and not the other way around. Besides, environmental disasters in the epitome of modern age have accessed divergent routes of paradigms. Aside from the worrying nuclear fallout and escalating global warming, mainstream newsfeed narrative has been bombarded with shift and distortions in the entanglement of quantum environment as speculated in the Mandela Effect. This theory has been circulating on the internet over the past few years quite engagingly. It suggests that the particle physics experiments of CERN is causing our world to shift to another parallel universes. People compare the group memory of their original version of objective

Beware of the dilapidated Nagarjan Bridge

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s the road repairing works from 3rd mile to Nagarjan Police point is almost touching to the ending point, plying of vehicles on this route has become more comfortable and faster also for which traffic jam is also increasing day by day totally unmindful by all motorists of the bridge condition. On my query, the traffic police said that all the component i.e, the constituent part of the bridge have caved in and rested on the main column of the bridge hence it wouldn’t further cave in unless something unexpected natural calamity like a strong earthquake occur. Yes, humanly it is a convincing explanation. But one thing we should never forget that the original foundation of this British era bridge must had badly tilted both sides at the time of digging for the foundation of the upcoming bridge now under construction. Besides, heavy rainfall in the past three days, rising water level of all the rivers, there is threat of flash floods, landslides and mud

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slides following a heavy to very heavy rains in the coming days in the entire north east as per skymet weather report appearing in all local papers of this morning. In that case, the question arises as to how far the already dilapidated Nagarjan Bridge can withstand the strong current of the Dhansiri River in the event of incessant rains for days and nights as per weather reports. To avert any untoward incident of disastrous nature involving loss of precious human lives (God forbids), it will be in the fitness of the matter for the authority concerned to take immediate action to the extent of inspecting the present condition of the bridge to see its worthiness of taking the present load of daily vehicular fleets and also even to the extent of minimising the present quantum of vehicular traffics on this bridge as a precautionary measure which will also go a long way in reducing the present traffic jams on this route. N.A. Kasar, Kuda Village, Dimapur

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indications that seemed to have changed in contrasting details since the late 2000s. We should realize by now that we are not fighting sides against our degrading ecosystem, it gets tedious and futile. Genuinely, our measure to constrain ecological imbalance that is barely holding steady, requires a cohesive effort to synchronize the polarizing effects of human civilization on the environment through technological inputs. We should thus device our voice, sync and amplify our innate cognitive functions to clamour successfully in diagnosing our objective conditions. It is the rogue disasters that sweep off our feet by cutting across any comprehensive solutions at our disposal and make us vulnerable without any fortress to stand our ground. Judging our current ecopolitical pace, we are drifting further from any sustainable projections. We are not harbouring a prodigy of ourselves to elusively address the decadence of our environment. The privilege in precedence is lost and what lies ahead is only for the legacy of antecedent for posterity. Our intuition in abstract and sensory radius should intensify linearly in identifying viable routes; where on which podium the sensible patterns allings and people thereafter cohest, than on the other hand to procreate a veil of bonding induced from fear outside of it, and the projections are impaired and overshadows incongruity. Our well-being should be apprehended from our environment and modified to achieve maximum efficiency made scarce from the lower tier of bare minimum disasters. Samuel Longkumer, Walford, Dimapur

The philosophy of killing

t the very outset let me clarify myself that I wrote this article after much reflection as a Christian. The title itself is very dangerous, however that is happening in the world around. Retaliation, revenge, unforgiveness are the common practices of the people when anything done wrong. There is a phrase which says ‘violence breeds violence’ or ‘an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind’. Hence, the world is full of hatred, violence, selfishness and jealousy. Therefore, why I said so and for this reason I give the title ‘The Philosophy of Killing’. Since the time I began to read newspapers or watching the different news channels in the television not even a single day I found that causality such as killing are not being reported. Murder, bomb blast, arm forces encounter with the militants, suicide and many other causes that is connected with killing. I wrote this article not only in the perspective of Christianity but I am sure that other religion too will not encourage its members to go for killing, of course there may be few individuals who take advantage of killing in the name of the religion which is not supposed to be. When a person is dead, there is no use to take to hospital, however if some life is still within the person there is a hope of bringing the person back to life. Hence, life is precious and we cannot give life to a dead person. Therefore, who are we to take the life of others if cannot give life. It is very sad to say that even among friends whenever we commit a mistake, unknowingly we uttered the sentence ‘I will kill you’. Thus, we take pleasure in revenge or retaliation to any mistake done to us and there is no sign of forgiveness which it is one of the most highly human values. It is very unfortunate more to the highly Christian populated state like Nagaland where murder and killing is being reported now and then in the newspapers. Thus, for the Christians is against the Sixth Commandment which says ‘Thou shalt not Kill’. It is very sad to hear in the

Deforestation, its impact and control

eforestation is the cutting down of trees. It is basically changing the use of land to a different purpose other than the planting of trees. There are many reasons which have led to large levels of deforestation all over the world. One of the major causes is ever growing population of the world. With the growth in population, the need for more land to live has been rising. This has further led to cutting down of trees. Also, with modernisation, there has been a substantial increase in the requirement of land for setting up of industries. This has again contributed to deforestation. Mining is another activity of humans which has led to large-scale deforestation in many areas. The need to build road and rail network in order to increase connectivity to the mines has led to cutting down of trees. This has altered the climatic conditions in these areas. Deforestation has had a huge impact on the environment. Lack of trees has led to less release of water vapour in the air. This has, in turn, led to the alteration of rainfall patterns in different regions. India is a country which is dependent on monsoon rains for agriculture. Frequent droughts and floods caused due to deforestation have affected the lives of many in different parts of the country. Moreover, trees absorb the car-

bon-dioxide from the air and help to purify it. Without trees around us, the presence of harmful gases in the air has been rising. This has also led to global warming which is again a major environmental concern. Also, the ever-rising pollution level, especially in many cities in India is due to vast deforestation only. Additionally, trees bind the soil around them and prevent soil erosion. Deforestation has led to the soil being washed away with winds and rain, making the land unfit for agriculture. Also, trees and forests are the homes to different species of wildlife. With shrinking forests, several of the wildlife has become extinct as they were not able to cope with the changing conditions. Also, there have been increased man and wildlife conflicts in recent times as the animals are forced to venture in the cities in search of food. All these are severe effects of deforestation and need urgent attention by all. New Delhi is the capital of India. There was once a time when Delhi was a beautiful city. But with modernisation, increase in population, deforestation and mining in the nearby Aravalli hills, Delhi has been reduced to a gas chamber. Such is the impact the Delhi has become one of the most polluted cities in the world. What better example can be there to understand what deforestation has

Technology merging onto nature

oes the title seem a bit surprising to us? No, probably, because anyone plugged into the matrix of functional utility is unhesitant—transmissioningin the disgorge from where the nexus originates — nature itself. In today’s events, technology has successfully integrated its network into the mainframe of our civilization’s engine. In quite recent turn, self-driving (automated) cars with high fidelity navigation, radar, odometer, computer vision and sensor—installation is intensely taking uproar in the extra-safety motor-market arena. Technological implants piloting our society is driven with multiple management like a split in the fork. Bionics: Bionics simply being the application of biologically inspired concepts into manufacturing technology, has ushered into a redefining

landmark for the future of prosthetics — [Cyborgs! *Fingers crossed*]. Nano Tech: This technology is the manipulation of matter at a molecular or atomic level. It is gaining rapid traction in this era. The tech is used to detect diseases early, drug delivery and water treatment etc. Genetic Engineering: The moniker explains by itself; it uses technology to modify and re-engineer an organisms’ genes. Recently, NASA has announced that they were successful in synthesizing a DNA like molecule that can store and transmit information. It includes nucleotides present in Earth life – adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine – but also four others that mimic the structures of the informational ingredients in regular DNA. This is a breakthrough in the standards of life rejuvenating

news about killing or bomb blast and while there are few individuals who take this act as a pride or a mission completion. Whenever any bomb blast taking place in any places, certain organizationswill be claiming happily about the blast or whenever shooting encounter taking place between the arm forces and the militants, the different news will be reported about the achievement of the arm forces in killing the militants. This is what happening in the society and for that reason I give the title ‘The Philosophy of Killing’ which is meant for either side. Let us not forget that if militants killed the people through bomb blast or any other means of killing the victims will also have people who mourn of their death, similarly when the arm forces killed the militants in the shooting encounter or through another any other means of killing they too have people to mourn of their death. Looking on both perspectives it makes me to think and ponder what the philosophy of killing is? When the common people are killed the society won’t be happy with the killing and when the militants are killed I do not think the family members of the victims are happy too. Therefore, it is vice versa. As a result, the act of killing is not acceptable in the society whether it is for punishment or for acquiring power. For this reason, many countries in the world ban of capital punishment to the criminals. Just imagine if all have the mentality of peaceful coexistence, the world will be of different one. Lastly, I wrote this article not to attack or insult any group or individual, however it is my personal feeling to the society on the concept of Killing which many will be happy of the enemy is killed why on the other side many others will be mourning of the death. It is very sad that people take pleasure and contented when the enemy is killed and this is what we see even in the movies. Therefore let us follow the philosophy of Lord Mahavira ‘Live and Let Live’. Aiborlang Nongsiej, (aiborsdb@gmail.com)

on conditions alien to earth. Artificial Intelligence: A modern AI like Sophia, developed by Hanson Robotics, is a humanoid robot that uses ‘fluid intelligence’ to interface. Unlike older model of AI that had ‘crystallized intelligence’ of raw data (1s and 0s number configuration) to compute within the algorithm, the newer models can recognise fresh inputs and carry its intelligence of actual compression to generalize the interface. Technology has made our lives effortless and has embedded in our social fabric as a modem to increase our networking. We have at our hands today to log into any scientific research and copypaste materials after “slightly redaction” and use it for our assignments or projects [I would therefore suggests specifically the students to inculcate comprehending the

subject as well!]. Due to the over–the–top transparency of accessible information, except for core fundamental subjects like Quantum Physics [let me reiterate: comprehension dear students—or your paper would be invaluable as there are many layers of research that point “nay” — humour aside — it could be confusing and a mute effort, unless the relevant topical issue is referenced in your paper, in QM], technology has helped crack the code of nature [few exceptions on the behaviour of quantum wave function, edge of the universe and discovery of more fundamental quantum particles, and few other yappity yap yappings - LOL!], and has sourced itself out to be the most innovative—cuttingedge corner of our walls, and it continues to advance at a staggering rate. Thomas Chang

led us to? There are many ways in which we can reduce deforestation. We must protect our forests. Moreover, we must mark adequate land for our farming needs. There are some laws already in place which prohibit people from unnecessary felling of trees. What needs to be done is the proper execution of the rules so that everyone abides by it. Also, stricter punishments need to be in place for violators so as to deter other people from disobeying the laws. Alternatively, people need to ensure that for every tree felled, equal numbers of trees are planted so that the balance of nature can be maintained. Summarily, it has to be a collective duty of all and just the governments alone, if we really need to reduce deforestation. It is true that we all need space to live. With the ever-growing population and urbanisation, there has been more than ever need to cut trees and make space. However, we must realise that it is not possible for us to live without having trees around us. Trees bring so many benefits such as giving us oxygen, utilising the harmful carbon dioxide and so many products we need in our daily lives. Without trees around us, there would be no life on the earth. We should all do the needful to protect trees and reduce deforestation. (Team The WisdomPost & Sophia)

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi listens to a party worker during his visit to Amethi, Wednesday. (PTI)

AMETHI (UP), JUL 10 (PTI): On his first visit here after losing the Lok Sabha seat, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Wednesday attributed his defeat to local leaders staying away from the people and assured he will not abandon the constituency, party functionaries said. “I will not leave Amethi. It is my home and family,” former state Youth Congress chief Nadeem Ashraf Jayasi quoted Gandhi as saying at a meeting. “The development of Amethi will not be hampered. I am the MP from Wayanad but my ties with Amethi are three decades old. I will fight for Amethi in Delhi,” Gandhi reportedly

NEW DELHI, JUL 10 (PTI): To combat rising cases of child sex abuse, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to strengthen the POCSO Act by including death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children, besides providing stringent punishments for other crimes against minors, officials said. The proposed changes in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act also provide for fines and imprisonment to curb child pornography. The modification in the law will address the need for stringent measures against rising trend of child sex abuse in the country and combat the menace of relatively new kind of crimes, the government said, stressing that the strong penal provisions will act as a de-

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Shanavas emphasised that the campaign against child sexual abuse should reach the remotest corners of the State, adding that pamphlets and brochures should be printed in local dialects to make the villagers understand better about the gravity of the crime. They should be taught to realise that the issue was too serious and could not be settled by paying fines with pigs or hens alone, he added. “Else, the heinous crime will continue to recur,” he warned. The principal director also appealed to the church leaders to raise this issue in the church platform and educate the children, while assuring to extend all possible support from the department. Speaking on the occasion, Nagaland State

Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) member secretary Longshithung Ezung remarked that incidences of child abuse in the State were growing at an alarming rate. He said Childline Dimapur, after its establishment in 2011, had intervened in 1,457 cases pertaining to various “child protection risk areas”, including abuse, trafficking, child labour, missing, emotional support and guidance and various other distress situations experienced by children. Mentioning that exploitation of children for domestic work was a matter of great concern, Ezung said children working in various homes had to undergo all kinds of abuses and rights violations due to ignorance of the children and their families. He said the only way to prevent these abusive incidents was

to create awareness about the rights of the child. As children were the most vulnerable group in the society, he said the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 had enlisted children as “Persons Entitled to Free Legal Services”. And when a child was abused, NSLSA member secretary said it was entitled to receive compensation under the Nagaland Victim Compensation Scheme, 2012 like Rs 2,00,000 for loss of life, Rs 1,00,000 for rape, Rs 50,000 for rehabilitation, Rs 1,00,000 for trafficking and Rs 20,000 for injury.

Po i n t i n g o u t t h a t NSLSA alone could not prevent incidents of child abuse, he appealed to everyone to take the responsibility with all seriousness. In her brief address, Nagaland Commission for Protection of Child Rights chairperson N Awan Konyak thanked WVI, social welfare department, Childline, NGOs from different districts and all the stakeholders involved for their unwavering effort to end child sexual abuse in the State. She also administered a pledge to the gathering to end child sexual abuse.

terrent. “It intends to protect the interests of vulnerable children in times of distress and ensures their safety and dignity. The amendment is aimed at establishing clarity regarding the aspects of child abuse and punishment thereof,” it said. The government, in a statement, said the amendments in Section-2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 14, 15, 34,42 and 45 of the POCSO Act, 2012 are being made to address the aspects of child sexual abuse in an appropriate manner. “Section-4, 5 and 6 are proposed to be amended to provide option of stringent punishment, including death penalty, for committing sexual assault and aggravated penetrative sexual assault crime on a child to protect the children from sexual abuse,” it said.

KO L K AT A , J U L 1 0 (PTI): Bengali film actor Rituparna Sengupta has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate next week in connection with the investigation into the Rose Valley ponzi scam, a day after it summoned superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee in the same case. According to the sources, Sengupta allegedly accompanied Rose Valley group chairman Gautam Kundu on several foreign trips and helped him in the sale and production of films. “We have summoned actor Rituparna Sengupta in connection with the Rose Valley scam. She has been asked to appear next week,” ED sources told PTI. Phone calls made to Sengupta for her reaction went unanswered. Chatterjee, meanwhile, had been asked to depose before the ED officials at the CGO Complex office in Salt Lake on July 19. The Tollywood actor’s statement will be recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The sources said the agency wanted to question Chatterjee about Rs 2.75 crore received by his company, Idea Locations and Production Pvt Ltd, from the Rose Valley group between 2010 and 2011. Of

CHANDIGARH, JUL 10 (PTI): Punjab State Commission for Women chairperson Manisha Gulati Wednesday claimed she has been receiving threat calls and abusive messages on social media after she lodged a complaint against rapper Honey Singh for using lewd lyrics in his song. Honey Singh and music producer Bhushan Kumar have been booked by the Punjab Police on the charge of using vulgar lyrics in a song, “Makhna”. “I have been receiving threat calls and getting abusive messages on my Twitter handle for lodging

a complaint against Yo Yo Honey Singh,” Gulati told reporters here. “I am not scared of anyone. I will continue to raise my voice on such issues,” she said. Gulati said she had reported the matter to police for further action. Gulati had earlier written to the state home secretary, the Punjab director general of police and the inspector general of police (crime), demanding appropriate action against the singer for using objectionable words in the song. Honey Singh has been booked under Sections 294 (punishment for obscene

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this, Chatterjee is suspected to have received about Rs 23.5 lakh. The probe agency wants to understand the purpose of these funds, they claimed. Chatterjee has acted in several films produced and distributed by the Rose Valley, notable among them being ‘Moner Manush’ and ‘Hangover’. ‘Moner Manush’ had won the award for ‘Best Feature Film on National Integration’ at the 58th National Film Awards. A probe by the agency has revealed that Rose Valley, on papers, undervalued the film’s production cost and used depositors’ money to fund ‘Hangover’, the ED sources added. Earlier this year, noted Bengal film producer Shrikant Mohta was arrested and sent to jail in the course of investigation into the

song and acts) and 509 (punishment for word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC. Police said the rapper had also been booked under Section 67 (punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act, 2000, and relevant section of the Indecent Representation of

Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986, at Mohali in Punjab. Gulati said she had also urged police to arrest Honey Singh as early as possible. “It is a lesson for singers like Honey Singh who use objectionable words against women,” she said, adding that the women panel would now keep a watch on other singers as well to ensure that vulgar lyrics did not find their way to songs.

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scam. The ED had on Monday interrogated senior Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra in connection with the ponzi scam. Mitra, who was the then state transport minister, was arrested in 2014 by the Central Bureau of Investigation for his alleged connection with the Saradha ponzi scam. He served a jail term of over 21 months before getting bail. According to ED estimates, the Rose Valley scandal is at least five times the Saradha scam. The agency had in 2015 arrested its chairman Gautam Kundu and attached his assets worth Rs 2,300 crore, including hotels and resorts. The group had reportedly floated 27 companies to allegedly run the chit fund operations. The ED has alleged that the scheme floated by the group promised investors in various states inflated returns between eight and 27 per cent. The company had allegedly pledged astronomical returns to depositors on land and assets, and bookings done in the real estate sector. It has also been accused of making “cross investments” in its various sister firms to suppress its liabilities towards investors.

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told party workers. In a stunning poll result, Union minister Smriti Irani defeated Gandhi in his bastion by over 55,000 votes in the recent elections. Before the 2019 defeat, Gandhi had represented Amethi since the 2004 general election. District Congress committee member Narendra Mishra said Gandhi appreciated the hard work by party workers. According to him, Gandhi said the workers did a lot during the campaign but local leaders remained away from the people, leading to his defeat. Many workers said the Congress was weak in the entire district and the party campaign lacked direction,

according to the participants. They alleged that some party men worked with the BJP in the constituency. They also unanimously demanded that Gandhi should withdraw his resignation from the party president’s post. The Congress leader has announced his resignation while taking responsibility for the drubbing the party received in the Lok Sabha elections. In Amethi, Gandhi’s representative Chandrakant Dubey and Congress district president Yogendra Mishra have resigned. The meeting with party workers, including booth presidents from five assembly segments -- Salon, Amethi, Gauriganj, Jagdishpur and Tiloi - lasted barely 50 minutes. Gandhi then left for two villages in Chhatoh block on the way to Lucknow, from where he flew back to Delhi. On reaching Amethi, the Congress leader first visited the Gauriganj house of his party’s Tiloi assembly in-charge Mata Prasad Vaish to offer condolences over the death of a relative on June 25. Later, he attended the review meeting with party office-bearers at Nirmala Devi Educational Institute in Gauriganj.

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New Delhi, Jul 10 (PTI): Gold prices Wednesday ruled flat at Rs 34,870 per 10 gram in the national capital and silver also stood steady at Rs 38,900 per kg, according to the All India Sarafa Association. Globally, spot gold was trading lower at USD 1,391.39 an ounce, while silver was down at USD 15.07 per ounce in New York. “Gold prices (globally) traded under pressure after US and China restarted trade talks on Tuesday. The stronger dollar index and positive equity indices kept gold prices in lower range. Gold prices kept the narrow trading range ahead of Fed Chair’s testimony and FOMC minutes scheduled in evening,” HDFC Securities Senior Analyst (Commodities) Tapan Patel said. In the national capital, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purity held flat at Rs Rs 34,870 per 10 gram and Rs 34,700 per 10 gram, respectively.

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Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remained net sellers in the capital markets, pulling out Rs 674.26 crore Tuesday, provisional data with the exchanges showed. The dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, slipped 0.03 per cent to 97.45. Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, surged 1.79 per cent to USD 65.31 per barrel. The 10-year government bond yield was at 6.54 per cent. Meanwhile, equity benchmarks ended lower after choppy trade Wednesday, tracking losses in oil and gas, power, metal and auto stocks. After swinging nearly 400 points during the day, the 30-share BSE Sensex settled 173.78 points or 0.45 per cent lower at 38,557.04. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty ended 57 points, or 0.49 per cent, lower at 11,498.90 in its fourth straight day of losses.

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account numbers, credit balance and all kinds of financial income for each Indian client of every Swiss financial institution. The first set in September would be followed by further despatches on a yearly basis, according to Switzerland’s Federal Department of Finance (FDF). This would be in addition to details already being shared by Switzerland with India for nearly 100 Indian entities, including

dentiality provisions. Explaining the AEOI with India, which has come into force from January 1, 2018, the FDF said Switzerland, as a global wealth management hub, is committed to contributing to the integrity of the international financial system and to a level playing field. “Switzerland applies the international transparency standards and therefore actively supports India in its fight against tax fraud and evasion,” it said. Under the AEOI framework, detailed financial information on all Indian residents that have an account maintained by a Swiss financial institution in 2018 will be provided for the first time to the Indian tax authorities in September 2019 and on a yearly basis thereafter. The information would include accounts that were closed during 2018, it said. It is feared many Indians might have closed their accounts after a global crackdown on black money led to Switzerland buckling

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New Delhi/Berne, Jul 10 (PTI): India’s fight against suspected black money stashed abroad will get a major boost this September in the form of first set of detailed financial information about all Indians having Swiss bank accounts, including those closed since last year. The details that Switzerland would share with Indian tax authorities under the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) framework would include

individuals and enterprises, on submission of prima facie evidence of their financial wrongdoings, under a bilateral pact for administrative assistance on tax matters. Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedhran also said in written reply to a Lok Sabha question on Wednesday that India will start receiving information on automatic basis from September about financial accounts held in Switzerland by Indian residents. Besides, the IndiaSwitzerland tax treaty facilitates receipt of information on request basis for cases under investigation, he said. “The information received on request or on automatic basis may include information about persons allegedly involved in corruption,” the minister said. Asked whether the government would reveal those names, the minister, however, said the “use and disclosure of the information” is governed by confi-

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The US government imposed sanctions on Hezbollah MP Mohamed Raad, security official Wafiq Safa and Hezbollah MP Amin Sherri. EPA Washington, Jul 10 (AFP): The US Treasury placed two Hezbollah members of Lebanon’s parliament on its sanctions blacklist on Tuesday -- the first time Washington has taken aim at the Iran-allied group’s elected politicians. Stepping up its effort to build global pressure on the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement, the Treasury named MPs Amin Sherri and Muhammad Hasan Raad to a terrorrelated blacklist, saying that Hezbollah uses its parliamentary power to advance violent activities. Also placed on the blacklist was Wafiq Safa, a top Hezbollah official close to the movement’s Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US targeted three officials “who leverage their positions to facilitate Hezbollah and the Iranian regime’s malign efforts to undermine Lebanese sovereignty.” “Any distinction between Hezbollah’s political

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and military wings is artificial,” he said. “We call on our allies and partners to designate Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organization.” Pompeo tied the action to the US “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran and its “proxies” in the Middle East, including Hezbollah, which Washington has officially designated a “terrorist group.” However, Washington stopped short of imposing similar sanctions on Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, which Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said were forthcoming in late June. A senior administration official who insisted on anonymity Tuesday would not confirm any plan to blacklist Zarif, who was crucial in achieving the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. “We are obviously exploring... various avenues for additional sanctions on Tehran. Obviously Foreign Minister Zarif is a figure of key interest,” she said.

It is the first time the US Treasury has placed Hezbollah lawmakers on its blacklist, which forbids US individuals and businesses with a US branch -- including leading international banks -- from doing business with those sanctioned. With the electoral backing of many Lebanese Shiites, Hezbollah won 13 seats out of 128 in the May 6, 2018 general election. It joined a coalition government formed on January 31, gaining control of three ministries. But Washington says it will not regard the group’s political and military activities as separate from one another. “It is time, we believe, for other nations around the world to recognize that there is no distinction between Hezbollah’s political and military wing,” the senior US administration official said. “To any member of Hezbollah considering running for office, know that you will not be able to hide beneath the cover of political office,” she said.

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Paris, Jul 10 (IANS): Chinese tech giant Huawei has built next-generation 5G mobile phone network in Monaco, making the sovereign city-state in the French Rivera the first European country to be fully covered by 5G. “5G world premiere: Monaco Telecom first full 5G country! Ultra-highspeed recorded at 1.4Gbps. 5G included in all mobile packages,” Xavier Niel, the operator’s owner wrote on a Twitter message late on Tuesday. Frederic Genta, Monaco interdepartmental delegate in-charge of the digital transition, hailed “a paradigm change” thanks to 5G mobile phone network based on technology from the Chinese firm Huawei, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday. “5G is the promise of a better quality of life for all and exceptional opportunities. It will allow to adapt life to our needs,” he said. For Huawei Vice President Guo Ping, deploying the new network in Monaco is a major opportunity despite the small size of territory covered. “Monaco is a small territory... which allows us to make a shop window in

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London, Jul 10 (IANS): The British Ambassador to the US, Sir Kim Darroch, on Wednesday announced his resignation following a diplomatic spat over a leaked e-mail in which he criticized Donald Trump, said Foreign Office. Over the last two days, Trump took aim at Darroch in a series of Twitter tirades calling him a “stupid guy” and a “pompous fool” after UK media published a confidential memo in which the British diplomat described the President’s Administration “uniquely dysfunctional”, reported Efe news. In a letter, Darroch wrote: “Since the leak of official documents from

2ND DEATH ANNIVERSARY KAUSHIC MAZUMDER We cried when you passed away We find ourselves still crying today Although we loved you dearly It wasn't enough to make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating; Hard working hands put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us.... He only takes the very best. Sometimes we just wish you were here, So we could tell you how much we need you and how hard everyday has been without you. Love you always Babai Ma & Baba DP-5354

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We the bereaved family would like to express our deep and heartfelt gratitude to all those who stood by us physically, financially, materially and spiritually at the unfortunate and sudden demise of our beloved son on 5th July 2019. We convey our special thanks to:1. Government of Nagaland 26. Wokha Town Longsa Cultural Club 2. District Administration Wokha 27. Wokha Town Baptist Church 3. DEF Wokha 28. All Wokha Town Churches 4. Sanis Administration 29. Tsumang A & B Council, Wokha Town 5. NDRF Rescue Team 30. Tsumang Youth Organisation, Wokha 6. SDRF Wokha Town 7. NEEPCO DHEP, HOP & Staff 31. Officer’s Colony Fellowship 8. United Baptist Church, Doyang 32. Englan Range 9. St. Thomas Catholic Church, Doyang 33. Riphyim Old and New Village Council 10. Doyang Land Owners Union 34. Yikhum Village Council 11. Doyang Village Council 35. Wokha District Women’s Sports 12. Doyang Youth Organisation Association 13. Doyang Permanent Residency Colony 36. Lotha Local Artist Union 14. Doyang Thillong Self Help Group 37. Elumyoe Yanpoe Yanpia Eyi Ekhung 15. CISF, Doyang 38. Yeni Self Help Group 16. Doyang Hotel Union 39. Tsungiki Village Council 17. Ambulance (DHEP) 40. Pongidong Village Council and Youth 18. Lotha Hoho Org. 19. Lotha Students’ Union 41. Dr. MM, District Hospital, Wokha 20. Wokha Circle Students’ Union 42. Muslim Union Wokha Town 21. Longsa Village Council 43. All Nagaland Prayer Centre 22. Longsa Village Eloe Ekhung 44. DEF Mokokchung 23. Longsa Students’ Union 45. Mizo Modern Hr. Sec School, Shillong 24. Wokha Town Longsa Hoho 46. Nagaland GIS Cell and NSDMA 25. Wokha Town Longsa Eloe Ekhung We apologize for not being able to thank each and everyone by name but it is our sincere prayer that our Lord Almighty bless you all abundantly. Loving father, mother, brothers, sister and relatives WC-246

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18/07/1996 – 11/07/2018 A year has passed since you left us Feels like a dream without you Gone from our sight but never from our memories Striving forward on with life without you in our midst With heavy hearts and teary eyes Gone too soon but forever in our hearts and memories Until we meet again Loving mom, dad, brothers and loved ones

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this Embassy there has been a great deal of speculation surrounding my position and the duration of my remaining term as ambassador. I want to put an end to that speculation. The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry

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United Nations, Jul 10 (PTI): Pakistan-based underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s criminal syndicate has mutated into a terrorist network, India has said as it sought the US Security Council’s “focussed attention” to address the real threats posed by the D-Company, the JeM and the LeT. Terrorist organisations are increasingly involved in lucrative criminal activities such as trading in natural resources and human trafficking to raise funds, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said on Tuesday. Similarly, criminal groups are joining hands with terrorists and are providing services such as counterfeiting, illicit financing, arms dealing, drug trafficking and smuggling terrorists across borders, he said at the Security Council debate on ‘Threats to International Peace and Security: Linkages between International Terrorism and Organised Crime’. “In our own region, we have seen the mutation of Dawood Ibrahim’s criminal syndicate into a terrorist network known as the D-Company. “The D-Company’s illegitimate economic activities may be little known outside our region, but for us, such activities as gold smuggling, counterfeit currency, as well as arms and drug trafficking from a safe haven that declines to acknowledge even his existence, are a real and present danger,” Akbaruddin said.

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out my role as I would like. “Although my posting is not due to end until the end of this year, I believe in the current circumstances the responsible course is to allow the appointment of a new ambassador. “I am grateful to all those in the UK and the US, who have offered their support during this difficult few days. This has brought home to me the depth of friendship and close ties between our two countries. I have been deeply touched.” Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Under Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, said he accepted Darroch’s resignation with “deep personal regret”.

Born on 1950 – Died on 04/07/2019 We the bereaved family extend our heartfelt gratitude to all individuals, relatives, neighbours, friends, well wishers, organisations and churches who stood and supported us physically, financially, materially and spiritually during the hard times and sorrow our family went through. We deeply regret our inability to mention each and everyone of you in this column, indeed we thank you all. May our Almighty God bless each and everyone abundantly with long life. Your kind deeds is highly valued. 1. Doctors and Staff of Zion Hospital, Dimapur 2. Sumi Baptist Church Kukidolong 3. Lotha Baptist Church Kukidolong 4. Catholic Church Kukidolong 5. Sumi Baptist Church Kupuhe 6. Sumi Baptist Church Hoito 7. Sumi Baptist Church Eralibill 8. GBs, Chairman, STH, K.V.Y.O, SHG and Women Society of Kukidolong Village. From Loving husband, daughters, grandchildren and family members DP-5373

Through this column we express our heartfelt gratitude to all the Organisations, Churches, GOs, NGOs and every individuals who stood by us during the illness and sudden demise of our beloved Mrs. SENO ZASHÜMO, W/o THEPFUKOLIE ZASHÜMO of Phesama Village on 5th July 2019 at the age of 60 Years. We pray the Almighty God continue to Bless each and everyone of you abundantly. Husband, children, grand children, in-laws and relatives K-1897

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT We take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge all those who attended the funeral service, sent floral tributes and message of condolences as well as those who made charitable donations, as we are truly grateful. Our sincere appreciation to : 1. Kuhuboto Town Baptist Church. 2. Kuhuboto Town NCRC. 3. Kuhuboto Town Students Union. 4. Tsaphima Union Dimapur. 5. Kulolau Litsami Kuposhukulu. 6. 1st NAP Alpha Company (CMD) Tovito G Chishi 7. 1st NAP Alpha Company Lt.1stMr. NAP Alpha Company Delhi. Battalion Delhi DP-5377

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Words are inadequate to express our heartfelt gratitude to every individual, Churches, Union, Associations and well wishers who supported us physically, spiritually, materially and comforted us with prayer at the demise of our beloved father Late Satiba Jamir (Mopungchuket). We have nothing to give you in return but it is our prayer that our Almighty God bless each one of you abundantly. DP-5384(A)

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Born: 1932 – Died: 30-06-2019 Words cannot express how much we the family of Late Howoto Achumi deeply appreciates your heartfelt expression of sympathy, enduring love, support and prayer in our great time of sorrow. We convey our special thanks to: 1. Shri. H. Khehovi, Hon’ble Advisor, Tourism, Art & Culture. 2. Shri. Lukheto Yeptho, Addl Secy Finance, Govt.of Nagaland. 3. Shri.Tokheho Awomi, GB Phuye Old. 4. SBAK Aizuto. 5. Prayer Fellowship Alahuto, SBAK Aizuto. 6. Prayer Fellowship Alahuto, SBAK Nito Mount. 7. Missionary Project Alahuto, SBAK Nito Mount. 8. Asukhomi Baptist Church. 9. Shichemi Baptist Church. 10. Phuye Old Baptist Church. 11. Phuye New Community, Zunheboto. 12. Individuals & Well Wishers. There are countless people we would like to mention but are unable to acknowledge every single one of you. Your love and support have not gone unnoticed; we will remember and may Almighty God bless you all abundantly. From loving wife & family members K-1887 K

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ter deep in the skin to the dermis. 23% of people regret their tattoos, with the biggest regret being a tattooed name. Women are twice as likely to get their tattoos removed than men. One of the oldest recorded tattoo ink recipes consists of Egyptian pine bark, corroded bronze, vinegar, vitriol, leek juice and insect eggs. The word “tattoo” is one of the most misspelled words in the English language. It is commonly spelled as “tatoo.”

Gregory Paul McLaren holds the Guinness World Record for being the most tattooed person. He is 99.9% covered, including the inside of his eyelids, mouth, and ears. When having a tattoo laser removed, black is the easiest color to remove because it absorbs more laser waves, while green and yellow are the most difficult to remove. Tattooing was illegal in South Carolina until 2004. Until 2006, it was illegal to get a tattoo in Oklahoma. Tattooing is illegal in three countries: Iran, Tur-

key, and the United Arab Emirates. When starting an apprenticeship, aspiring tattoo artist usually practice on fruit. Grapefruit, oranges, and lemons are the closest texture to human skin. Unsanitar y tattooing practices can transmit diseases such as syphilis, hepatitis B and HIV; however, there has yet to be an actual case of HIV being transmitted via a tattoo application. The part of the body tattooed the most among women, is the ankle area. Among men, the most common spot is the arm. The most expensive tattoo in the world costs $924,000. It is done with half a carat diamonds encrusted into the skin instead of ink. No one has ever had it done. New Zealanders are the most tattooed people in the world. This is mostly due to the island’s Mãori who still get traditional Polynesian tattoos. (The Factsite)

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im Kardashian is setting the record straight. Back in May, the reality star turned heads when she appeared at the 2019 Met Gala, wearing a tight, body-hugging Thierry Mugler mini dress. The fact Kardashian was even able to fit into the dress stunned people on social media, leading some to theorize she may have removed ribs to pull off the look. In a recent interview with WSJ. Magazine, Kardashian was confused by the theory, simply responding, “I don’t even know if that’s possible.” Although she didn’t have any ribs taken out, Kardashian did admit fitting into the dress was a very painful ordeal. The article says the star had to take breathing lessons in order to wear the outfit and that it took a physical toll on her body. “I have never felt pain like that in my life,” Kardashian confessed. “I’ll have to show you pictures of the aftermath when I took it

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muscles. I had to get back to the gym and start working on myself. You are enormous. I can see you singing the song, ‘My time is up, your time is now’. It’s Viaan boy, you are shining now,” Cena said in his message. Sharing the video, Shilpa took to social media to express her joy. “Omg! My son Viaan’s first solo interview expressing his love for WWE and John Cena. I have no idea how he knows so much! Thank you WWE India for making his dream come true with that message,” she tweeted. (IANS)

mmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88, his publicist has confirmed. The actor, known for his work in the Men in Black series and The Larry Sanders Show, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Associated Press. His wife, Amy Wright, and daughters Katie Torn and Angelica Page were by his side. No cause of death was given. The versatile actor, who is the cousin of film icon Sissy Spacek, first kicked off his storied career in the 50s with dark, dramatic performances. After a brief mid-career slump in the late-80s, with a disastrous directorial debut with 1988’s The Telephone, Torn would come back to prominence in the 90s after a pivot to comedic roles. These included Agent Zed in the Men in Black series, his Emmy-winning role as the hot-tempered Artie on the 1992 HBO sitcom The Larry Sanders Show, and as the voice of Zeus in Disney’s 1997 animated adaptation of Hercules. (NME)

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petition to demand the release of rapper A$AP Rocky from a Swedish prison has so attracted nearly 300,000 signatures. The rapper and two of his associates were arrested by Swedish authorities last week following allegations that they assaulted a man, and they are currently being held in Stockholm on pre-trial detention for two weeks. Now, a petition launched by his hip-hop collective, ASAP Mob, is calling for his release, alleging he has been denied the right to fair legal representation and is being held in “inhumane conditions”. While Swedish authorities have denied the claims, the petition has attracted the signatures of rappers including Post Malone, Lil Yachty, Miguel and ASAP Ferg. On Wednesday morning, more than 293,000 people had signed the plea. Odd Future founder Tyler, The Creator previously said that he would boycott Sweden as a result of

MTF Advisor, Theja Meru, MTF project director, Dr. Hovithal Sothu along with the participants during the seminar which was held on “Keys to Music Teaching” with country manager RSL India, Ritesh Khokhar as resource person along with music educators from Kohima, Wokha and Phek at RCEMPA on July 9.

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the arrest. The petition specifically claims that ASAP and three associates were acting in self-defence when they were involved in a fight, claiming they were followed through the streets of Stockholm and harassed. It states: “We are surprised that something like this could happen in Sweden to people who were minding their business and forced to defend themselves from a group of assailants. “This should be about justice. Rocky has been in prison for six days for the use of self-defence.” (NME)

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With gratitude to our Almighty God and profound gratification, we would like to appreciate and extend our heartiest congratulations to Dr. Rongsenzulu Jamir, S/o Mr. Tiatemsü Jamir and Mrs. Tiajungla Imsong of Longkong Village, on being conferred Doctorate of Philosophy in Anthropology on the thesis titled “Local Knowledge and Natural Resource Management in Nagaland: A Case Study of Longmisa Village, Mokokchung District, Nagaland” from University of Hyderabad. We further wish and pray for success in your future endeavours. DP-5382

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ctress Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s son Viaan recently appeared in a video where the six-year-old was seen expressing his love for the WWE superstars, particularly John Cena. Answering questions about the sport, diehard fan Viaan flaunted his knowledge of WWE wrestling. It is, however, Cena who actually makes the video interesting. In the end, the star kid gets a special message from Cena. “Hey Viaan, this is your buddy John Cena. I saw your video and your

off -- the indentations on my back and my stomach.” In a behind-the-scenes Vogue video posted shortly after the event, it was revealed that Kardashian told those at the Gala her outfit made it difficult for her to sit down and forbade her from using the restroom. “Anna, if I don’t sit down for dinner, now you know why,” she laughed, referring to Vogue editor Anna Wintour. Kardashian attempted to sit with the bodysuit on for Vogue’s cameras. “I can only like half-sit,” she said in the video. “I won’t be able to pee for about four hours,” Kardashian later told the Vogue camera people. “So we’re coming up with a plan of what we do in case of an emergency.” K a r d a s h i a n’s e ye catching outfit was a stark contrast to her husband Kanye West’s look at the Gala, which simply consisted of a black Dickies jacket and pants, along with his brand of Yeezy combat boots. (FoxNews)

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ove them or hate them, there’s no denying that tattoos have a fascinating history. It is believed tattooing stemmed a form of healing similar to acupuncture, and evolved into the art form it is today. When it was introduced into the Western world, it was mainly popular among sailors, but gained popularity in the 1970’s. No longer a form of rebellion, the art of tattooing has become more widely accepted than ever. The oldest known tattooed human skin to date is found on the body of Ötzi the Iceman, who was estimated between 3370 and 3100 BC. His body was found in the Alps and had 61 tattoos of simple dots and lines using carbon ink. In 1891, the first electric tattoo machine was invented and patented by Samuel O’Reilly. A tattoo gun can puncture the skin between 50 and 3,000 times per minute, penetrating the skin about one millime-

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Djokovic reaches Wimbledon semifinals in the Serb’s opening service game and forging two break points in his second, before breaking in his fourth with dominant play from the baseline. But that was the last thing that went the Belgian’s way as Djokovic sent over a beautiful drop shot to break back immediately and then never looked back, rattling off 10 games in a row. Before this match Djokovic had averaged less than two hours on court per match and he kept that up with this victory in one hour 57 minutes, also dropping the fewest games in his campaign so far. After absorbing the Novak Djokovic celebrates defeating David Goffin during a men’s quarterfinal match early pressure from Gofin London, Wednesday.(AP/PTI) Lo n d o n, J u l 1 0 (Agencies): Defending champion Novak Djokovic snuffed out a promising start by David Goffin to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals. The Serbian world number one went a break down in the first set to the speedy Belgian before turning it round in clinical fashion to win 6-4 6-0 6-2. Djokovic, 32, will face

Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut or Argentina’s Guido Pella for a place in Sunday’s final. The top seed is chasing a fifth Wimbledon crown and 16th Grand Slam. “He started well,” Djokovic told BBC television. “He was dictating the play from the baseline. “Things could have gone a different way - who knows what the match

would have looked like if I had lost the first set - but I was very pleased with the second and third.” Djokovic had lost to world number 23 Goffin in their previous meeting two years ago in Monte Carlo and so it was no surprise that the Belgian came out fired up for a repeat. The 28-year-old put early pressure on Djokovic, taking him to deuce

fin, who had been seeking to reach a first Grand Slam semi-final, Djokovic took control of every aspect of the match. He took the second set with an emphatic smash and wrapped up victory when Goffin sent a backhand wide, reaching his ninth Wimbledon semifinal. “I had a tough match in the third round,” Djokovic said, referring to his four-set win over Hubert Hurkacz. “Other than that, I’ve won in straight sets and played really well throughout the tournament. “It’s exactly what I wanted and hopefully I can go in the right direction in the semis as well.”

Murray and Serena run in the mixed doubles ends

Andy Murray and Serena Williams’ memorable Wimbledon run is over after they lost to top seeds Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar in the mixed doubles. Britain’s Murray, 32, and American Williams, 37, have illuminated SW19 with their blockbuster partnership but came unstuck in a 6-3 4-6 6-2 defeat. Defeat means the Scot’s Wimbledon return - almost six months after serious hip surgery - is over. Now he must decide the next step as he ultimately hopes to play singles again. On Tuesday, Murray said playing singles at the US Open in September looks “pretty unlikely” as he continues to take his recovery cautiously.

11 Neymar can leave Chhetri, Ashalata named PSG for right AIFF Players of Year offer: Leonardo Lo n d o n, J u l 1 0 (Agencies): Neymar can leave Paris St-Germain “if there is an offer that suits everyone”, says sporting director Leonardo. According to BBC, the Brazil forward failed to turn up for the first day of pre-season training on Monday and PSG say they will take “appropriate action”. The 27-year-old has been linked with a move back to former club Barcelona. Leonardo added that the French champions had “not received any offers” for Neymar but there had been “very superficial contacts” with Barcelona. Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona for a world record 222m euros (£200m) in August 2017. Asked if the player had asked to leave the club, Leonardo - speaking to La Parisien - said: “It’s clear to everyone. But in football, you say one thing today and tomorrow another. It’s amazing but it’s like that. “Yes [I have spoken to Neymar]. I do not want to tell all the details of the conversation.

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New Delhi, Jul 10 (Agencies): India captain Sunil Chhetri on Tuesday was named as the All India Football Federation’s men’s footballer of the Year for a record-extending sixth time. According to Scroll. in, the 34-year-old. who has been in peak form in the last couple of years, had earlier won the honour in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2017. He currently plays for Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League. Chhetri is currently the second highest international goal scorer among active players with 70 strikes to his name, behind Cristiano Ronaldo (88). He has gone past Lionel Messi (68), who is third in the list during the 2019 Interconti-

nental Cup opener against Tajikistan. Chhetri is also the most capped player of the country with 109 matches, ahead of former captain Bhaichung Bhutia (107). India midfielder Abdul Samad was named the AIFF Emerging Men’s Player of the Year. Ace India international Ashalata Devi was named the AIFF Women’s Footballer of the Year 2018-’19, while Dangmei Grace was adjudged the AIFF Emerging Women’s Footballer of the Year. The best grassroots development programme award will be given to Jammu and Kashmir Football Association while R Venkatesh of Tamil Nadu was awarded the best referee.

Have worked out plan to beat Snider, Handscomb to make WC Stage set for Neymar Jr’s Five World Final says Vijender ahead of US debut debut against England

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New York, Jul 10 (PTI): Gearing up for his debut in the US professional circuit, Indian boxing star Vijender Singh Wednesday said he has worked out all possible strategies to beat his rival Mike Snider, who has promised to make it a rough clash on Saturday. Vijender, unbeaten in his 10-fight professional career so far, landed in the city with his British trainer Lee Beard on Sunday. This will be the Haryana-boxer’s first bout in over a year. ”...we are giving final touches to our preparation. I have watched few fights

of Mike Snider and have worked out all possible strategies with my coaches,” said India’s first Olympic medallist in boxing. “Boxers always believe in big talks ahead of their fight but I believe in hard work and my punches will prove my hard work in the ring on July 13. I am fully confident of a winning start (in the US),” he added. The eight-round contest between Vijender Singh and Mike Snider will happen at Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey on the undercard of American Boxing star Shakur Stevenson vs Franklin Manzanilla. The 38-year-old Snider who holds an overall record of 13-5-3 and has stopped eight of his opponents inside the distance, is confident of his win. “This fight means a lot to me. It’ll be a fun fight. It’s a great opportunity against a solid opponent like Vijender Singh,” he said. “I’ve seen several of his fights, so I know what he’ll bring. I want to make it a rough fight. I want to make it an ugly fight, bring heavy shots with me, and not leave it in the hands of the judges. I am sure this will be the toughest fight of his career so far,” he added. Snider said he is happy to start as the underdog against Vijender. “I love winning fights people say I can’t win. I always love proving people wrong. I’ve been doing that my whole. I had a rough life growing up. When people say I can’t do something, it’s a smack in the face. I believe I can do anything,” he said. The 33-year old Vijender has fetched seven knockout wins so far in his pro career which started in England.

Birmingham, Jul 10 (IANS): Wicketkeeperbatsman Peter Handscomb will make his World Cup debut when Australia take on England in the second semi-final on Thursday at Edgbaston, head coach Justin Langer has confirmed. The right-hander was called as a replacement for Shaun Marsh, who fractured his forearm after being struck in the nets last week. Handscomb was not included in Australia’s original squad despite featuring in the recent series wins over Pakistan and India. He had featured in all of Australia’s 13 ODIs though leading into the World Cup before being replaced by Steve Smith. “I’ll tell you the truth. Peter Handscomb will definitely play, 100 per cent,” the official website of the cricket World Cup quoted Langer as saying. “He deserves it, he was really stiff not to be on this tour. He was so unlucky not to be in the initial squad after what

he’d done to help us get to that point. “He’s in good form, he played well for Australia A, he gives us nice balance through that middle order, he’s got great temperament, he plays spin well and he’s on top of his game. So he’ll definitely play,” he added. M e a n w h i l e, a l l rounder Marcus Stoinis -- who had suffered from a side strain during Australia’s last league game against South Africa -- has been declared fit to play in the semi-final. “He looks good,” said Langer after Australia hit the nets on Tuesday. “It was a very good net session actually, there was a bit of heat again, it was very competitive and that always brings the best out in Stoin(is). He did a good job today and he’s fit to go.” Matthew Wade is also set to join Australia’s squad in place of Usman Khawaja, who suffered a hamstring strain and was ruled out of the tournament.

Battle of nerves as Eng face Aus in semifinal

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Birmingham, Jul 10 (IANS): They came into the tournament as favourites, but Englands poor show in the middle of the group stages saw them almost being ousted from the 2019 World Cup. But the hosts got their act right and won their last two games against India and New Zealand to qualify for the semi-finals of the showpiece event. And now, they are set to take on arch-rivals Australia at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Thursday. A resurgent Australian outfit -- under the able K Y M C

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leadership of Aaron Finch -- has taken the showpiece event by storm and has once again shown an affinity to rise to the challenge on the big stage. The first team to qualify for the knockouts, Australia lost their last group game against South Africa which saw them finish second on the points table, otherwise they looked set to be finishing as leaders after the group stage. However, that will act as motivation for the Australians as they are keen to show the world that the Sandpaper Gate fiasco is a

thing of the past and this team is just as good as those that won the showpiece event five times over the years. For the Englishmen, it is more about staying true to the tag of favourites and not crumbling under the pressure of expectations. They have a talented bunch of players, but consistency has been a worry for them in this tournament. However, with Jason Roy back at the top of the innings, things are looking in control once again for the hosts. Interestingly, hard-hitting batsman Jos Buttler’s

form would definitely be a worry for the Englishmen as he is yet to light up the tournament. Yes, he has scored a century, but the swashbuckling batsman is expected to do a lot more than score just 253 runs. Ben Stokes, on the other hand, has been brilliant coming in lower down the order. He has scored 381 runs with four fifties. But the stars of the show have been Test skipper Joe Root and opener Jonny Bairstow. While Root is the highest scorer in the team with 500 runs (two centuries and three fifties), Bairstow has managed to score 462 runs with two hundreds and two fifties. The bowling too has looked good with Jofra Archer picking 17 wickets and Mark Wood clinching 16. But one area of concern would be the form of frontline spinner Adil Rashid. With just 8 wickets from nine games, he definitely needs to buck up. As for the Aussies, opener David Warner and skipper Finch have led from the front in the batting department. While Warner has 638 runs with three hundreds and three fifties,

Finch has 507 runs with two hundreds and two fifties. In the bowling department too, Mitchell Starc has been one of the best in world cricket. And while he seemed a bit off form coming into the World Cup, he now has 26 wickets in his name. And Pat Cummins has played perfect second fiddle with 13 wickets. Not to forget the left-arm deliveries from Jason Behrendorff. All in all, it will be a battle of nerves more than talent as only those who have the aptitude to soak in pressure will perform on the big stage. SQUADS: England: James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan CoulterNile, Adam Zampa, Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson

Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five World Final 2019 will kick off on Friday.

New Delhi, Jul 10 (IANS): The best five-a-side football teams in the world are on their way to Brazil to battle for glory at the Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five World Final 2019 on Friday and Saturday. Now in its fourth edition, over 100,000 players aged 16 to 25 from more than 40 countries across six continents embarked on the journey to outplay them all, and the cream of the crop will now get to live their dream at the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr in Praia

Grande. One mixed team and one women’s team will be crowned world champions in the world’s biggest and most exciting five-aside tournament format -- 10 minutes of intense action, no goalkeepers and teams losing a player every time the opposition scores. With 3216 teams, bringing their best to the field, Kalina Rangers Mumbai emerged victorious and became the national champions of Neymar Jr’s Five 2019. Anthony Machado, Tyson Periera, Henderson

Dias, Rayyan Shaikh, Craig D’Souza, Melvin Barboza and Charnel D’Almeida will now represent India in the World Finals 2019 at Instituto Projeto Neymar, Brazil, on July 12 and 13 and meet the Paris Saint Germain superstar in his own backyard. The World Final will kick off on Friday with the group stage. The best teams will advance to Saturday’s knock-out format before the top two women’s and mixed teams face each other in the final of each division.

AIFF recommends ISL for AFC Champions League slot New Delhi, Jul 10 (PTI): The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Tuesday decided to recommend the winners of Indian Super League (ISL) to play in the AFC Champions League qualifiers, virtually according ISL the status of the country’s top tier competition. The executive committee of the AIFF, which met here, will recommend the Asian Football Confederation to “positively” consider its request to grant ISL’s winning team the ACL qualifier slot. The winning team of the I-League, the official top tier competition till date, has so far been playing in the qualifying round of the ACL -- Asia’s top tier club competition. I-League 201718 champions Minerva Punjab FC played in the ACL qualifying round this year. Normally, the slots of continental top-tier competition across the world are given to the clubs playing in the national top division leagues. Under the ‘Entry Manual for AFC Club Competitions for 2017-2020’, the

ACL slots are distributed among teams of the member countries of Asia which plays in their respective national top division league. “In the light of MRA as well as the fact that in the last 5 years the entire national squad are mostly being signed/playing for ISL clubs, and TV viewership and in-stadia audience having grown far more substantially vis-a-vis I-League, and ISL clubs complying with the entire AFC Club Licensing criteria, including strong grassroots, and youth development programmes which had also been certified by AFC, the AIFF Executive Committee recommends to the AFC to positively consider their request,” the AIFF said in a statement. The MRA was signed in 2010 between the AIFF and Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL),

which runs the the ISL. FSDL is a subsidiary of AIFF’s commercial partners IMG-Reliance. The ACL slot has been the bone of contention between the AIFF and six I-League clubs -- Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Minerva Punjab, Churchill Brothers, Aizwal FC and Gokulam Kerala -- which had said that giving ISL winners the ACL slot will demote the I-League to second tier competition. They have also pointed out that ISL is a “closed league” without promotion or demotion as is the case anywhere in the world. In a meeting with these six I-League clubs on July 3, AIFF president Praful Patel had said he will approach the AFC to ensure that the status quo remains and both the league continue to co-exist for another 2-3 years. K Y M C


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NZ stun India to reach ICC WC final John GHSS, Rüzhükhrie GHSS in semis Kohima district inter school football tourney

New Zealand players celebrate their victory over India on Wednesday.

Manchester, Jul 10 (PTI): India’s famed toporder imploded on a day when it mattered most as a gritty New Zealand survived a swift counter attack from Ravindra Jadeja to win an exciting World Cup semi-final by 18 runs, here Wednesday. Indian top-order had one failure due and much to their horror, the semi-final proved to be their dooms day. Jadeja (77 off 59 balls) used every ounce of his ‘bits and pieces’ skill but the ‘men in blue’ could only get as far as 221 in 49.3 overs in pursuit of 240. New Zealand made it to their second successive final, with credit going to their pacers’ -- Matt Henry

(3/37) and Trent Boult’s (2/42) -- deadly opening spell and Lockie Ferguson’s steely nerve in the penultimate over. The script was eerily similar to the 2015 World Cup semi-final and just like that evening in Sydney, skipper Virat Kohli was once again out cheaply and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (50) was stuck in the middle overs. Mitchell Santner (2/34) bottled Dhoni up and there was too much left for Jadeja to do even as he smacked four sixes and four boundaries to raise hopes of a turnaround. Call it irony, Dhoni, in what could be his last international innings, was run-out by a direct throw

Commonwealth C’ship: Indian weight lifters win 7 gold

Dutee wins gold at World Universiade

APIA (SAMOA), Jul 10 (PTI): Rakhi Halder and Davinder Kaur won a gold medal each in the senior women’s section as Indian weightlifters continued their impressive show on the second day of the Commonwealth Championships on Wednesday. India also won five other gold medals in the junior and youth sections. The Commonwealth Championships are being held simultaneously together for the youth, junior and senior categories. Kaur lifted a total of 184kg (80+104) to win the women’s 59kg gold while Halder clinched the yellow metal with a combined effort of 214kg (94+120) in the 64kg category. On the first day on Tuesday, India had clinched 8 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals. For mer world champion Mirabai Chanu had clinched the gold in women’s 49kg with a total lift of 191kg.

from Martin Guptill. This was after Dhoni and Jadeja raised visions of an improbable win after adding 116 runs for the seventh wicket, coming together at 92 for six. Jadeja came in under overcast conditions when all looked lost and then wielded the willow like a sword, proving a point to critics like Sanjay Manjrekar in the most befitting manner. Call it a déjà vu but at a time when Jadeja was scripting a near impossible recovery, Kapil Dev was at the Neville Ground in Tunbridge Wells, where it all changed for Indian cricket one morning. After his angry 140 character rant on social media, it was time for a 24-carat

Dutee Chand

Napoli (Italy), Jul 10 (PTI): National record holder Dutee Chand became the first Indian woman track and field athlete to clinch a gold medal in the World Universiade after she won the 100m dash event in Napoli. The 23-year-old Dutee clocked 11.32 seconds to win the gold as she led the race from start to finish. Running at lane number 4, Dutee was the first one out of the eight athletes to blast off the starting blocks and she made most of it to fend off a late challenge from Del Ponte

(11.33) of Switzerland. Lisa KwaYie of Germany took the bronze in 11.39 seconds in the race run past midnight Indian time on Tuesday. The Odisha runner, whose national record stands at 11.24 seconds, thus became the first Indian to win a 100m gold in a global event. She has now become only the second Indian sprinter to win a gold in a global event after Hima Das, who clinched the top spot in 400m in the World Junior Athletics Championships last year. Dutee, who had a sil-

performance. Jadeja let his game do the talking as Kohli couldn’t have asked for a better all-round effort. He also took one wicket in 10 overs with his left-arm orthodox spin. But the recovery post 24 for four was wee bit too much. The chase wasn’t a big one but Henry’s first spell did upset the applecart once and for all. Man of the Moment, Rohit Sharma (1) got a delivery from Henry that squared him up as it straightened after pitching. The nick was taken by Tom Latham. Kohli (1) looked edgy against Boult, who angled a couple across the Indian captain before bringing his stock delivery that swung in.

KL Rahul (1) has never been comfortable against quality seam and swing bowling. It was no different today as Henry bowled one on the good length that deviated late and the opener failed to take his bat away with Latham taking a diving catch. At 5 for 3, India have had their worst start of the tournament and it just got even worse when Jimmy Neesham’s outstanding effort at backward point ended Dinesh Karthik’s (6 off 25 balls) misery. Rishabh Pant (32) and Hardik Pandya (32) then steadied the ship with a 47 run stand with the lefthander hitting some crisp drives through the off-side cordon. Just when they seemed to have got settled, Pant’s impetuosity cost India dearly as his slog sweep was taken by Colin de Grandhomme off Santner. When Pandya was also gone, trying to slog Santner, the end looked near but Jadeja, who joined Dhoni had other ideas. Earlier, New Zealand’s struggles continued on a fresh day as they finished on 239 for 8. Resuming at 211 for 5, the Black Caps could add only 28 runs to their overnight tally with a single boundary being hit off the remaining 23 balls. BRIEF SCORES: New Zealand: 239/8 in 50 overs (Ross Taylor 74, Ken Williamson 67; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/43); India: 221 all out in 49.3 overs (Ravindra Jadeja 77, M.S. Dhoni 50, Matt Henry 3/37)

Rüzhükhrie Higher Secondary School (black) and Baptist High Kohima in action at IG Stadium Kohima, Wednesday. (NP) Correspondent

Ko h im a , J u l 1 0 (NPN): John Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS), Viswema and Rüzhükhrie Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) entered the semi-finals of the 3rd Kohima District Inter School Football Tournament 2019 at IG Stadium, here on Wednesday. John GHSS captain Vichüto Phira scored five goals to lead his team to a thumping 8-0 victory over Government Higher Secondary School Tseminyu. Justin Malangmei opened the scoring for Viswema team in the early minute. Zayiese Sale added the second in the 3rd

minute, Vilu Theyo and Phira added the third and fourth goals in the 13th and 33rd minutes. After the breather, Phira run riot as he scored four goals in the 51st, 53rd, 54th and 73rd minutes to finish the game. Vichüto Phira also became the highest goal scorer of the tournament with seven goals from three matches. In the semi-final, they will play either Mount Carmel HSS or St. Mary’s Cathedral HSS on July 13. In the other match, first edition champions Rüzhükhrie Higher Secondary School beat Baptist High Kohima 3-0. Mhaphruovituo opened the account with a stunning free kick in the 15th minute. Kevize-u scored

the second goal from a close range in the 18th minute. The third goal was scored by Küvethi Swüro, when he converted a spot kick in the 30th minute. Baptist High Kohima came back strongly after the break but could not break the strong defense of Rüzhükhrie HSS. They will now play Minister’s Hill Baptist HSS or Don Bosco HSS in the semifinal on July 13. On Wednesday, the match patron was joint director, School Education Mesetsozhü Wezah. THURSDAY’S MATCHES

Mt. Carmel HSS vs St Mary’s Cathedral HSS: 1 pm

Minister’s Hill Baptist HSS Vs Don Bosco HSS: 2:40 pm

ver each in 100m and 200m in the 2018 Asian Games, is also only the second Indian track and field athlete to win a gold in the World Universiade. Inderjeet Singh had clinched the top spot in men’s shot put event in the 2015 edition. After winning the race, Dutee, who recently admitted to having a relationship with a girl, tweeted: “Pull me down, I will come back stronger!” She further added: “With years of hardwork and your blessings, I have yet again broken the record by winning the Gold in 100m dash in 11.32 seconds at The World University Games, Napoli. In the pictures (picture of all three medal winners), are the winners too, with a heart of Gold from Germany and Sweden. Earlier on Tuesday, Dutee qualified for the final with a time of 11.41 seconds in the semifinal, which had made her the first Indian sprinter to make it to the final of World Universiade. On Monday, she had advanced to the semifinals from the heats with a time of 11.58 seconds.

India never had ‘Plan B’ in place

Manchester, Jul 10 (IANS): Questions about Indias over dependence on the top order was time and again shot down by the team management over the past month, but in the end, it was the opening 40 minutes of the Indian innings in the semifinal against New Zealand at the Old Trafford that showed that this team didnt have a Plan B in place. India lost to New Zealand by 18 runs after restricting them to 239/8 in the rain-hit semifinal played over two days. The Men in Blue were done in by a top order collapse which saw them lose four batsmen, including Rohit Sharma and ViratKohli, inside 10 overs with just 24 runs on board. Though RavindraJadeja (77) and M.S. Dhoni (50) shared a 116-run seventh wicket stand to raise hopes of an unlikely victory, it wasn’t enough in the end. India skipper ViratKohli and coach Ravi Shastri had

time and again said that it was a case of the top order flourishing and that it was only in the game against Afghanistan that the middle-order flopped. But the reality was that even in the group stage game against England, the middle-order was exposed. That time too, the duo of Kohli and Shastri supported the batsmen and said that it was a one-off situation and not something to be too perturbed about. India started their campaign with a floating number four in K.L. Rahul and that is exactly where the writing was on the wall. The selection committee led by M.S.K. Prasad had also said that Vijay Shankar (58 runs from three games before he was ruled out with an injury) was the number four as he was three dimensional. The team management made it clear that Rahul was their preferred number four and by the time the tournament ended for the

Men in Blue, Rishabh Pant (116 runs from four innings) was the batsman batting at number four. Playing on the big stage against the best in the world and not having a fixed batsman in a position which more often than not decides whether a team scores a defendable total or chases down a tough target was a shocker. In fact, the over confidence and over dependence on the trio of Kohli, Rohit and Rahul came back to haunt the Indians on their last day in the showpiece event. All the three managed one each and by the time the middle-order came into the action, the game was in New Zealand’s bag. Jadeja’s 77-run knock -- the highest in the history of the World Cup for a batsman batting at number eight in the second innings -- did raise hopes of an Indian fightback, but that didn’t hide the fact that after the top three, the Indian batting looked vulnerable.

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