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Vol XXVIII No. 217
DIMAPUR, SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2018 Pages 16 ` 5.00
Ambani topples Jack Ma to become Asia’s richest person
FIFA WC 2018: England, Belgium fight for 3rd spot
Imran ‘quietly confident’ he’ll be PM
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international, Page 13
‘Need revolution, not reform’: Justice Gogoi
NEW DELHI, JUL 13 (AGENCIES): A “revolution, not reform” is needed to keep the institution of judiciary serviceable for the common man, senior Supreme Court judge Justice Ranjan Gogoi said Friday, asserting that the judiciary would have to be more “pro-active” and on the “front foot”. The assertions were made by Justice Gogoi, who is the senior-most judge and is likely to be recommended to succeed Chief Justice Dipak Misra on his retirement on October 2. Delivering the third Ramnath Goenka Memorial Lecture on “Vision of Justice”, the judge told a packed Teen Murti Bhavan auditorium here that the judiciary was the “last bastion of hope” and has been “a proud guardian of the great constitutional vision”. The institution has been endowed with great societal trust. Justice Gogoi, who along with Justices J Chelameswar (since retired), M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph had held a controversial January 12 presser in which a litany of allegations were made against the Chief Justice of India, also said that “independent journal-
Centre releases Rs. 65.26 cr for Nagaland NEW DELHI, JUL 13 (NPN): Centre has Rs. 65.26 crore for Nagaland as additional assistance from National Disaster Response Fund. According to Finance ministry sources, the amount approved on June 29, was released on Friday. It may be recalled that Centre had sanctioned nearly Rs. 400 crore as additional assistance for-- Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, affected by natural calamities during 2017-18. (Spl. Correspondent)
LPG outlets in Kma to remain shut
DIMAPUR, JUL 13 (NPN): All Kohima Indane (LPG) Distributors Union has expressed regret to inform that the LPG outlets in Kohima distributors will remain shut indefinitely. According to AKIDU general secretary, Tseibou Dzuvichu, since vehicles carrying LPG have been prohibited to pass at Chumukedima check gate, the outlets in Kohima will remain shut till further notice.
NSCN (I-M) flays killing
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ists and sometimes noisy judges” were the first line of defence for democracy. Referring to an article (from The Economist) titled ‘How Democracy Dies’ published in the Indian Express, he said that “...independent judges and noisy journalists are democracy’s first line of defence ... Reports of the death of democracy are greatly exaggerated. But the least bad system of government ever devised, is in trouble. It needs defenders.” “I agree, but will only suggest a slight modification in today’s context - not only independent judges and noisy journalists, but even independent journalists and sometimes noisy judges,” Justice Gogoi said. He said that in the first 50 years of independence, the court has created a very sound jurisprudence which
“we are reaping now”. “It is the inertia really that has kept us going till now. But the way things stand today, court processes are a trial even before the trial has begun. While I cannot say if it is a collective failure on our part, but for a nation governed by the rule of law, is it not a matter of concern that to this extent at least, we are defying the idea of inclusiveness? “Not a reform, but a revolution is what it needs to be able to meet the challenges on the ground and to keep this institution serviceable for a common man and relevant for the nation,” Justice Gogoi said. He expressed concern over “inefficiency” and “slow processes” in the administration of justice which, he said, have been historical challenges. “The judiciary today is not a poor workman who blames his tools, but it is a workman with no tools. I am not going to saddle you with the figures that we keep consuming every day on pendency, arrears and judges’ strength but in the light of what a French author had once said ‘Everything has been said already, but as no one listens, we must begin
again’.” He said for the effectiveness of the judgments to show, the justice dispensation system has to be made more result-oriented and more focussed on enforcement. He made a reference of noted journalist and politician Arun Shourie who had suggested that he wondered if the judiciary was not being an “accessory to the resulting deterioration”. “I find it difficult to agree wholeheartedly. But I will certainly say that the judiciary must certainly be more pro-active, more on the front foot. This is what I would call as redefining its role as an institution in the matters of enforcement and efficacy of the spirit of its diktats, of course subject to constitutional morality (separation of powers) again. “I will even go ahead to say that the institution, at all levels, needs to become more dynamic in the matters of interpretation of laws. And, this is what I mean to say by a constitutional moment of its own kind. However, it is going to be a tall order, both at the micro level and the macro level, because both come with their unique sets of challenges,” he said. Justice Gogoi said
Myanmar Peace panel chief meets NSCN (K)
NSCN (K) delegation at the meeting with chairman of the peace commission, Dr. Tin Myo Win.
DIMAPUR, JUL 13 (NPN): As part of the ongoing third session of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw, the chairman of the Myanmar Peace commission Dr. Tin Myo Win received a delegation of National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Khaplang (NSCN-K) at the Myanmar International Convention Centre II meeting hall Thursday morning. According to official state news agency of the Myanmar gover nment,
NSCN (K) peace committee chairman U Ant Kant and others met Dr. Tin Myo Win. During the meeting with the delegation of NSCN(K), they discussed matters relating to peace and development. Present at the meetings were peace commission vice chairman U Thein Zaw, member U Aung Soe, advisers U Hla Maung Shwe and Dr. Min Zaw Oo, and support group members and officials. NSCN (K) representatives are attend-
ing the peace conference as observer, which began on July 11 and culminate on 16, 2018. Besides NSCN (K), Peace commission chairman also met Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) vice chairman Khu Oo Reh and party. Both NSCN (K) and KNPP are not signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA). They have expressed their willingness to engage in political dialogue but have declined to sign the NCA.
there was a pressing need to explore the endless limits of legal services mechanism, legal awareness and legal empowerment of the marginalised in this vastly unequal society. He said Ramnath Goenka had once stated that while civil liberties will have nothing to fear from the judiciary alone, they will have everything to fear from the union of the judiciary with either the executive or the legislature. “I would like to believe, this is why, Ramnathji had also said that ‘fierce independence’ is indeed the bedrock of justice. But I would like to add that ‘independence’ must always be responsible with due regard to the established constitutional values. “This institution is the last bastion of hope and the one that the citizenry believes firmly, will give justice to them, come what may. And it has. The judiciary, with whatever little it has had at its hand, has been a proud guardian of the great constitutional vision. It fills me with immense pride to see that as an institution, the judiciary has been endowed with great societal trust,” he said.
DIMAPUR, JUL 13 (NPN): Nagaland Governor, P.B. Acharya on Friday stressed on the need for educational institutions to supplement conventional degrees with skilled courses for the future of the students. Addressing the annual conference-cum-seminar of the Nagaland College Principals Forum (NCPF) at Sazolie College, Jotsoma, Acharya said the role of educational institutions were vital in Nation building by strengthen, empowering and developing the youth of the nation. Maintaining that skill development was the driving force behind financial growth of any country, he reminded that skill building was a powerful tool to empower individuals and improve their social acceptance. For this, the Governor called upon the principals to impart the right knowledge and skill the students so that they will be able to find jobs as they pass out from colleges. While pointing out that the challenge lies in
P.B. Acharya speaking at the conference-cum-seminar
quantitative and qualitative expansion of facilities for skill training, Acharya opined that it was also important to empower the young minds with the right knowledge. He also urged the principals to inculcate the feeling amongst students to give back to the society once they achieve their educational goals, so that they do not turn out to be “self-centred”. Acharya also urged the colleges to visit villages at regular intervals and to identify the beneficiaries for Central and State Flagship Programmes for the development of the State.
Association of Indian College Principals (AICP) president, Prof Dr Subhash Brahmbhatt called upon the principals to work for quality education and to find ways to impart the right knowledge to students. Brahmbhatt also encouraged the principals to obtain NAC accreditation which would benefit the institutions in the long run. Earlier, Nagaland College Principals Forum president CPF and principal Unity College, Dr SK Chhabra delivered the welcome address while principal, St Joseph’s College, Dr Fr Sebastian said the invocation prayer. The programmed was chaired by general secretary, NCPF and principal Kohima Science College, Dr Lily Sema while vote of thanks was proposed by principal Oriental College, Dr Ketshukietuo Dzuvichu. AICP president, Prof Dr Subhash Brahmbhatt and AICP executive member, Dr Shirish V Chindhade were the resource persons of the seminar.
Ramongo Lotha passes away NSF takes up students’ welfare issue,
DIMAPUR, JUL 13 (NPN): Retired bureaucrat Ramongo Lotha on Friday at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima after a brief illness. Ramongo, IAS (Retd) joined government service as an NCS officer in 1981 in the rank of circle officer and served in various administrative circles and departments. He retired as secretary. He also contested the recently concluded General Assembly Elections 2018 from 39 Sanis Assembly Constituency on JD(U) ticket. Nagaland chief minister, Neiphiu Rio, and deputy chief minister, Y Patton, have expressed grief over the demise of Ramongo Lotha. In his condolence message, chief minister Neiphiu Rio recalled their numerous interactions over the years and said he found late Ramongo to be a highly capable and dedicated officer who discharged his duties to the best of his ability. In his demise, Rio said the state has lost a good soul whose contributions to the society as an officer would be remembered even in the days to come. Extending condolences to all members of the bereaved family in this hour of grief, the chief minister prayed that Almighty God bestow His grace and strength upon them to bear this profound loss. In a condolence message, Patton expressed anguish and pain over the loss of “a dear friend with whom I had a long time tested association. (Cont’d on p-7)
asks CM to respond within 20 days
DIMAPUR, JUL 13 (NPN): After undertaking educational tours to various colleges, the Naga Students Federation (NSF) has submitted a representation to the state chief minister containing list of demands and suggestions concerning the welfare of student community and sought a written reply within 20 days on receipt of its representation. In a representation addressed to the state chief minister, the NSF president, Kesosul Christopher Ltu, and general secretary, Imtiyapang Imsong, suggested that the colleges be made mandatory to undertake the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in order to account for quality and standard education. Pointing out that grant-inaid to private colleges has been drastically slashed to a meagre amount, the federation demanded that the state government allocate more funds in order to provide for adequate assistance in the form of grant-in-aid to the colleges.
NSF also appealed to the government to review and enhance the salary of assistant professors appointed on contract basis in the government colleges. With regard to the Cabinet meeting dated the July 5, 2018 on the approval for creation of 110 Assistant Professor posts in various colleges in the state under the department of higher education, the NSF demanded that all posts should be requisitioned to the NPSC and for appointment of the said posts and follow strict adherence to the laid down norms of recruitment. Further, the federation urged the government to adequately supply study materials for the college libraries. Stating that only a few colleges have introduced bio-metric attendance, NSF recommended that the same system be established in all the colleges as it improved the efficiency and regularity of the staffs in the institutions, and would further enable “No Work, No Pay” in totality.
SC raps Centre on social media monitoring NL House at RK Puram now functional
NEW DELHI, JUL 13 (AGENCIES): Supreme Court on Friday rejected Centre’s proposal to set up social media monitoring hubs. Hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the Centre’s move, the apex court said, “We seem to be moving towards a surveil(Full text on p-6) lance state.” Petition was filed by Trinamool Congress MLA Mahua Moitra. “The government wants to tap citizens’ WhatsApp messages. It will be like creating a surveillance state,” a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said. The petitioner alleged that the Centre’s move to set up social media monitoring hubs was a violation of the right to privacy, which was declared a fundamental right by the Supreme Court last year. The social media monitoring hubs would be tools to snoop on in“He now preaches what dividuals, the petition claimed. he never practised as a The petitioner, Mahua Moitra, former officer.” was being represented by se-
DIMAPUR, JUL 13 (NPN): NSCN (I-M) has condemned what it called “shameful claim” made by the 16th Assam Rifles in the media regarding two of its cadres killed in Longding district, Arunachal Pradesh.
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nior advocate A.M. Singhvi who argued that the proposed move directly violates the right to privacy. He added that if the move comes into effect it will be invasive of the fundamental rights of the citizen of the country. Meanwhile, Supreme Court sought assistance of Attorney General KK Venugopal in this matter issuing a notice to the Centre. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has two weeks’ time to respond. The following matter will next be heard on August 3. The de-
velopment comes to light after Supreme Court on June 18 had refused to grant urgent hearing in the matter. The petition was filed after BJP had proposed its idea of deploying social media analytical tool that will track the social media profiles of the citizens of the country. Mahua Moitra said that the Centre’s move to monitor social media would give it access to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and email accounts of individuals. This is a blatant violation of the right to pri-
vacy, she said. The government would be in position to look into the personal information of individuals and also state government’s data upto district level, she said. Recently, the Broadcast Engineering Consultant India Limited (BECIL) had invited tenders for setting up social media monitoring centres. The tender was invited for software requirement for the project. It is to be used by the government for collecting information from social media. Contracted employees will be hired to scan social media contents to gather information about people’s opinion about the government schemes. The government’s argument is that the move will help it get the real feedback on the schemes, which could be modified to make them more people-centric. But, it has led to fears that the government would be in a position to look into the private lives of individuals.
Neiphiu Rio congratulating Rev Dr Ricky Medom after handing over the NCF chapel hall key.
DIMAPUR, JUL 13 (NPN): Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio and deputy chief minister Y Patton, along with their cabinet colleagues, held a short programme to make it functional, the newly constructed Nagaland House at New Delhi’s RK Puram and also the Naga Christian Fellowship (NCF) chapel hall. It may be recalled that Nagaland House at RK Puram was inaugurated by former chief minster TR Zeliang in November 2017. During the handing of NCF chapel hall to chaplain Rev Dr Ricky Medom, Rio appreciated the fellowship for prayer support and spiritual
guidance to the Nagas in general and student community in particular. Expressing his gratefulness to the State government, Rev Medom said from 1985 till now Nagaland Baptist Church Council and Nagaland government were working together for the glory of God and he hoped this would continue in the days to come. Around 150 people attended the programme, including serving and retired state government officials. This was stated in a press release issued by Nagaland House PRO Kuolie Mere. Nagaland House now has 34 rooms along with for dormitories available for visitors. K Y M C
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The rally proceeding towards the Noklak ADC office where they submitted a memorandum. DIMAPUR: In solidarity with the ENPO statehood demand, Eastern Nagaland Public Rally was organized at Noklak main junction by Khiamniungan Tribal Council (KTC) on July 12. KTC executive secretary, K. Okie, through
a press release said the rally was led by KTC executive secretary, T. Pamoi. KTC president, L. Ngon spoke about the statehood demand while speeches of solidarity were delivered by Sellem, secretary ENPO, president KMH and a KSU representative.
The slogan during the rally was “Long Live ENPO” and “We Demand Frontier State”. Around 2000 members of the public gathered in the rally and marched to the ADC office, Noklak and submitted a memorandum.
news in Brief FGAN annual general meet: Forestry Graduates’ Association of Nagaland (FGAN) has convened an annual general meeting on July 15, 12:30 p.m. at Red Cross building, Kohima. All graduates (registered and non-registered) have been requested to attend the meeting. YSU, YBCD, YE &YVC joint felicitation program: Yanpha Students Union (YSU), Yanpha Baptist Church Dimapur (YBCD), Yanpha Ekhung (YE) and Yanpha Village Council (YVC) has convened a joint felicitation program for successful candidates of HSLC, HSSLC and graduates (2018 batch) on July 22, at Yanpha Baptist church. All successful candidates have been asked to submit a photocopy of their marksheets to the union’s office and they have also been requested to attend the program. For more details one can contact 7005034807 or 8415853127. CASU meeting: Coco Area Students Union (CASU) has convened its meeting for the upcoming 50th Golden Jubilee Program on July 14, 3 p.m at Saramati Hotel Dimapur. All the Jubilee Planning Board members, CASU executive and advisors, welfare chairman, Students Union Unit presidents have been requested to
attend the meeting without fail. Liangmai Women Society awareness program: Liangmai Women Society Kohima is organizing an awareness program on development of education, scheduled to be held at Nzau & Tamta villages on July 22 and 23, 10 a.m. All womenfolk/ farmers/business women and girl students have been requested to attend the program. N.I Jamir Academic excellence award program: The 12th N.I Jamir Academic Excellence Award Program will be held on July 14 at Molu Ki, Kohima, 11 am with advisor Industries & Commerce, NIDC, Imnatiba as the guest speaker. Former chief minister and Governor, Dr. S.C Jamir will also be addressing the gathering. (DIPR) GPRN/NSCN recovers scooty: The office of the GPRN/NSCN Union Territory in a press release through its MIP stated that it has recovered a maroon coloured Scooty Access 125 cc bearing chassis number MB8DP11ACH8361323 and engine number AF211254490. The rightful owner has been informed to claim the vehicle from the U.T 1 office within three days with all relevant documents. The owner may also contact 9612237122 for more details or queries.
tary, Vumram Giri stated that such a brutal act was not acceptable in a community. It further urged area and district authorities to strictly deal with the culprits and not grant them bail for any reason. The Medziphema Village Council has also vehemently condemned the cold-blooded and barbaric murder of a Ne-
pali lady, Lila, in Medziphema. A press release by Medziphema Village Council chairman, Neikhonyu Kuotsu, secretary, Khriengulie Kapo and GB of Medziphema stated that the village council would not allow “such inhuman activities on its soil” and appealed to the concerned authority to apprehend the culprit(s) at the earliest and deliver justice.
Zbto administration launches BAS
Shanavas C speaking at the launching program at DC’s Conference Hall Zunheboto on July 13. (DIPR) DIMAPUR: A launching program for the Biometric Attendance System (BAS) was held on July 13, at DC conference hall Zunheboto. The program also doubled up as a department meeting. According to DIPR, the inaugural remark was given by SDO(C) Zunheboto Temjennaro where K
she said that the system was a government mandated program. She told the staff that being employees of the administration department, they should be the first to set an example for others to follow. DC Zunheboto Shanavas C, deliberated on the importance of being a responsible government
servant by maintaining basic government servant manners and duties to serve the people. Usage of the machine was demonstrated by SDO(C) Zunheboto, Namang Chang. Administrative officers of Zunheboto and staff of Zunheboto district administration attended the launching program.
Ko h ima : S e i y h a m a Biodiversity Ma nage ment Committee (SBMC) and village council has informed the public that the following regions have been declared community reserve forests viz. Zieyhazou, Themezou and Terhapfükha. A press release issued by Seiyhama village council chairman, Rheituolie Metha, SBMC chairman, Sievi Sopfünuo, and secretary SBMC, Kehounei-u Theünuo, stated that collection of Fauna and Flora, hunting and fishing is strictly prohibited in the afore-mentioned areas. Defaulters will be penalized as per the standing resolution. The Seiyhama Biodiversity Management Committee and Seiyhama village council also extended its gratitude to DFO Kohima, Rongsenlemla Imchen for recognizing Seiyhama community reserve forest and extending all possible help to the village and also thanked chief electrical inspectorate CEI Er. I.V. Chishi for distributing free LED bulbs, street light, tube to Seiyhama and Seiyha Phesa community and for creating awareness on energy efficiency.
NSSATA and Education Deptt hold first review meeting
Organizations condemn murder
DIMAPUR: The Gorkha Women Medziphema (GWD) and Gorkha Youth Medziphema (GYM) have strongly condemned the brutal murdered of Lila Khati (56 yrs) of Medziphema town belonging to the Gorkha community. A press release signed by Dimapur Gorkha Union (DGU) Medziphema unit president, BB Pradhan and general secre-
Seiyhama forests declared community reserves
DIMAPUR: The First review meeting between Nagaland Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (NSSATA) (2010 & 2013) and the Department of Education was held on July 12. A press release by NSSATA president, Penthungo Y. Yanthan and spokesperson NSSATA, Kilangsangla reported that, as stated in the point of agreement at the time of the suspension of the five days agitation, the first review meeting was headed by the principal secretary, director and senior account officer and was attended by the central and district executives NSSATA and NSF & ENSF officials. The release stated that the five days agitation by NSSATA was suspended through the intervention of the NSF & ENSF. They acted as the mediators between the Department of Education and the agitating members of NSSATA (2010 & 2013 batch). The release further said that the outcome of the meeting was positive and the department assured them that it was sincerely and diligently working to address the issues of the NSSATA and had made noticeable progress. The next review meeting has been scheduled for August 18. NSSATA also acknowledged the sincere initiatives taken by the NSF & ENSF and expressed its deepest gratitude for their continuous support from the time of the agitation till date and urged the NSF & ENSF to continue to support the association. It also expressed hope that with the “tireless efforts and assistance of NSF & ENSF, there would be a final solution to the problems and issues faced by the teachers from the time of the inception till date.”
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DC Kiphire laments District Jail conditions
Mohammed Ali Shihab (second from left) along with other officials at Kiphire District Jail on July 13. Correspondent
KIPIRE, JUL 13 (NPN): Deputy Commissioner Kiphire, Mohammed Ali Shihab along with SDO (C) Kiphire Longtiba L. Sangtam visited Kiphire District Jail today. Noting the poor infrastructure in the jail, he asked the jailor to submit a report to Kiphire DPDB. While visiting the inmates of the jail, the DC observed that the conditions of the toilets were poor, without proper water facilities. Shihab also lamented
that the jail lacked a separate female section. Taking to the inmates of jail, the DC said, “We have only one life and should utilize it for the benefit of ourselves and society”. Expressing concern for the inmates, he requested the Kiphire DLSA panel lawyer to do everything they could to help the inmates. Chief Judicial Magistrate Kiphire, Kako Konyak, who also chaired a short meeting at the Legal Service Clinic at the District Jail, shared the griev-
ances faced by the District Jail. He also acknowledged the Deputy Commissioner for visiting the District Jail and hearing the cry of the jail department. It may be mentioned that the District Jail building which was built in the 1980s is in deteriorated condition. Ironically, the Jail built in the 1980s was inaugurated in 2010. Problems like insufficient space for inmates and other infrastructural shortage and shortcomings are beginning to be noticed in the jail.
F&AR opens local fish kiosk in Tsg DIMAPUR: The opening program for a fish kiosk to sell fresh local fish at Tuensang Town, initiated by the department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (F&AR), was held at the Tuensang market place on July 13. A DIPR report said that the event was graced by Deputy Commissioner, Tuensang, L. Jamithung Lotha. A DIPR report said that while briefing the farmers, District Fisheries Officer, Tuensang, Rongsenkumzuk stated that the sale of fresh local fish was an encouragement for farmers to mass produce fish. It will also help avoid imports of fish from outside the state, he said. Most importantly it helps fish farmers, sellers and consumers a channel of exchange within the district. He further said that farmers had the potential to produce a sufficient supply of fish, but they were farming only for self-consumption
L. Jamithung Lotha and Rongsenkumzuk at the opening of the fish kiosk in Tuensang on July 13. (DIPR) during festival seasons. The main objective of such a programme is to encourage commercial
farming in the near future. The sale will be carried out every Friday in the next three months, he added.
Khonoma organizations against bail for rape accused DIMAPUR: Khonoma Village Council (KVC), Khonoma Women Organisation (KWO) and Khonoma Youth Organisation (KYO) have registered their strongest objection to granting bail to Sabir Ahmed who is accused of raping and murdering Pezano Mor. In a letter to the District and Sessions Judge Kohima, the three organizations said that late Pezano Mor, 51 years, a mother of seven children was raped and murdered “in the most gruesome and cruel manner by the accused Sabir Ahmed and Munir Uddin” on the night of March 26, 2018 at Khonoma village. After smashing the victim’s head with a club, the two allegedly dumped the body into a water tank and fled the village on the same night. According to the organizations, it was learnt that the two accused were from
Karimganj District of Assam bordering Bangladesh. The accused Sabir Ahmed was arrested from Aizawl, Mizoram and brought back to Kohima and is presently under judicial custody while Munir Uddin is still absconding, it said. On learning that the accused in custody may apply for bail, the three organizations said that there was every possibility that he may jump bail and become untraceable. The organizations appealed to the District and Sessions Judge that befitting punishment be awarded to the accused and also appealed to all residents of Kohima not to raise bail for the accused. “If any person acts as a bailer, then we shall hold him responsible for the murder” it warned. The letter was signed by KVC chairman Nisamezo Pier, KWO president Lorheno Mor and KYO president Kevineiso Meyase.
Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. Dimapur sub division donated threeseater steel lounge chairs to District Hospital Dimapur under the Power Grid CSR initiative Friday. The handing over ceremony was attended by Power Grid Dimapur chief manager, P. Borah, DHD medical superintendent, Dr. Z. Kheshito Zhimo and Model Blood Bank in-charge, DHD, Dr. Temsu. (NP)
DGP Nagaland, T. John Longkuner with K. Kivigho Chishi DIGP (Range) Tuensang; Meren Jamir, DIGP (Range) Kohima; Mongkoyanchu Chang, CO 14th NAP(IR) and unit officers during the DGP’s maiden visit to the unit from July 12 to 13, at Battalion HQ, Okhezung, Kiphire. K
Nagaland Post, Dimapur SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2018
Gorkha Students’ Union Dimapur celebrates Bhanu Jayanti
DIMAPUR, JUL 13 (NPN): To celebrate the 204th Bhanu Jayanti, Gorkha Students’ Union Dimapur (GSUD) organized a program on Friday, at Dimapur Town Hall under the theme, “Our culture our identity”, in which 22 Gorkha units from different parts of Dimapur participated. Speaking at the program, PDA minister of state Nagaland, Sashank Ghatraj Kumar Subba (L) and Sashank Ghatraj at the 204th Bhanu lauded GSUD for their con- Jayanti celebration program. (NP)
Subba highlighted the contributions of Bhanu Bhakt Acharya. A short speech was also delivered by Mirmire Kanchanjung Sikkim, editor, Heman Giri who was the guest speaker of the program. Renowned poet, writer & social engineer Chakrapani Bhattarai and founding member of
Dimapur Gorkha union, Tikaram Dhakal were the special invitees. Among the program highlights were the lightning of the lamp, felicitation of HSLC and HSSLC successful candidates 2018, poem recitation and cultural shows etc. Further, the program
also featured a second ses- Suresh Sundas and later vote GSUD general secretary sion where an extempore of thanks was delivered by Anand Gurung. speech competition, solo dance, group dance and duet dance were presented by various individuals and groups that enthralled the gathering. Earlier, an invocation prayer was pronounced by NBF, Razhaphe pastor
tribution to the community. He asked the community to encourage the youth saying that the youth should be encouraged and guided since they were the pillars and the future of society. He also encouraged the students to be responsible in their duties and to work hard with determination. He also spoke about the importance of the Nepali language, which is also one of the official languages, saying that it should be learned by the community to be used verbally and in writing. He asked them to stay in unity with the Nagas and also asked the gathering to learn to live in peace and harmony. DGU chairman Kumar
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Bandh hits normal life in Manipur
Bandh supporters blocking road during 24-hour bandh in Imphal on Friday. Correspondent
IMPHAL, Jul 13: The 24hour state wide bandh called by Socialist Students Union of Manipur (SSUM), Proletarian Feminist Movement (PoFM) and the Socialist Women Association (SWA) hit normal life in most parts of Manipur, particularly the valley areas on Friday. A l m o s t a l l s h o p s, schools and other business
establishments in major market places across the valley district remained closed for the day. Commercial vehicles including interdistrict and long district passenger vehicles stayed off the road. Central and state government offices functioned with thin attendance. The bandh has been imposed by SSUM, PoFM and SWA, demanding prop-
er settlement of land dispute at the Manipur sector of Indo-Myanmar border and making public the proposed draft bill to protect the indigenous people of the state. The three bodies demand also included justice for weightlifter Khumukcham Sanjita for her doping test and publication of details of transfer and postings of the teachers of government schools and
Gold worth Rs. 2 crore seized in Mizoram
Two held in rape-murder case in Assam trains; safety measures taken
Aizawl, Jul 13 (PTI): Sleuths of Mizoram’s Excise and Narcotics department seized huge quantity of gold, worth more than Rs 2 crore, here and arrested two persons in this connection, an official said Friday. The Anti-Narcotics Squad of the Excise and Narcotics department seized 49 gold biscuits weighing 8.147 kilogram here yesterday and arrested two persons who were handed over to the officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence in Aizawl, the official said. The Anti-Narcotic Squad also seized 207 grams of heroin near here yesterday and arrested five persons in this connection, Department spokesman Peter Zohmingthanga said. He said that the seized contraband was wor th around Rs eight lakh in the local market and was reportedly smuggled from Myanmar. The five accused were booked under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, he added.
Guwahati, Jul 13 (PTI): Police today said they have arrested two people in connection with the alleged rape-and-murder of as many women on board separate trains in Assam this week, even as railway authorities and state police came up with measures to make train journeys safer. Main accused Bikash Das was nabbed from Tinsukia Railway Station yesterday evening, while his accomplice Bipin Pandey was arrested from the Dibrugarh-Bangalore Express at Banipur station in the early hours today, police said. Officials of the state police, the Northeast Frontier Railway and the Railway Protection Force (RPF) held a meeting today and jointly decided to step up security measures in trains and stations, state Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia said. “A meeting was held in the police headquarters (to find out ways) to prevent such incidents. We decided to intensify security mea-
Suspected militants open fire at Manipur village
Strike against rising cement prices in Mizoram
colleges. Except bandh supporters imposing the bandh by blocking roads at some places in Imphal and its outskirt, there was no report of any untoward incident during the strike hours. Financial institutions including banks remain closed for the day. The bandh hit normal life Thoubal, Kakching, Bishnupur and twin Imphal districts. However, there was report of the bandh affecting normal life in the hill districts except non-arrival of inter-district service vehicles including passenger service ones. The bandh commenced from last midnight and due to end by the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. Earlier, ahead of the commencement of the bandh, torch rallies were carried out at various localities and villages across the valley districts and some hill villages showing solidarity to the demands of the bandh sponsored bodies, particularly the international border issue.
Fishermen unload their catch from a boat, at Uzan Bazaar in Guwahati on Friday. The Assam government on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, banned import and sale of fish from other states for a period of 10 days following tests on samples that showed the presence of cancer-causing chemical formalin. (PTI)
Huge cache of arms seized in M’laya
Tura (Meghalaya), Jul 13 (PTI): A huge cache of arms and ammunition hidden by the outlawed GNLA and its dead ‘commander-in-chief ’ Sohan D Shira was seized by the East Garo Hills police Friday. Today’s seizure was made from the villages of Bawegre and Dorengkegre with leads provided by the locals and support provided by them, district superintendent of police Ringrang TG Momin said. The seized arms include 347 heavy ma-
chine gun bullets, two bodies of AK series rifles, 485 AK 47 bullets, four pistols, six pistol magazines, six shotgun cartridges, 52 pistol ends measuring 7.65 mm each, 57 numbers of 7.62 SLR bullets, 63 GNLA seals, nine remote IED circuits and 28 electronic detonators, 104 bullets of .303 rifle, 2659 bullets of 7.7 m.m. rifle, the police said. The district police had launched a search for hidden arms and ammunition of the outfit in different spots along
Simsang river over the past few months, Momin said. Earlier too, large caches of arms and ammunition were recovered with the assistance of villagers who alerted the police and assisted them in the search, he said. “More and more villagers are coming forward to help the police in finding the hidden weapons which would pose a serious threat to the safety and security of the people if they fell into the wrong hands,” he said.
Nagaland Post, Dimapur SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2018
IMPHAL, Jul 13: Suspected militants attacked three houses in Manipur’s border town Moreh with guns and bombs on Friday wee hours. No human casualty was reported in the attack. Police suspected cadres of Kuki National Army (KNA) behind the attack. One of the houses was suspected to belong to a leader of the United People’s Front (UPF), an umbrella body of some Kuki militants engaged in peace talks with the Centre and state government. Police said that the militants attacked the houses at Moreh ward no. 2 (Gamnom Veng) fired guns and lathod shells causing damages to houses and two cars parked in the front courtyard. Security forces rushed to the village and recovered two live lathod shells which were later safely recovered and destroyed the police at a safe place. Meanwhile, UPF engaged in the tripartite talks with the Centre and state
government has strongly condemned the firing incident. In a statement released to the media houses in Imphal, information & publicity of the UPF said that the incident has triggered fear and unease atmosphere in the border town inhabited by different communities. The statement wondered how such terrorist activities frequently occurred in a place like Moreh where maximum security forces have been deployed being a significant border of India and Manipur. Maintaining that the UPF and KNO has been significantly engaged in bringing political solution for the Kuki/Zo people with the centre and state government through peaceful dialogue, the UPF said that it will not tolerate such violence at this juncture. “Such terrorist and cowardice act only to disturb the prevailing peaceful atmosphere at this juncture is considered against the peaceful negotiation”, the UPF added.
A i z aw l , J u l 1 3 (Agencies): All Mizoram cement and iron rod dealers on Wednesday observed a daylong strike across the northeast Indian state to protest a hike in cement prices by three companies – Dalmia, Star and Topcem, reports Northeast Today. The strike was called by the All Mizoram Cement and Iron Rod Dealers’ Association (AMCIRDA) and was strictly observed in all parts of the state, said the association’s Secretary, Henry Lalbiakzinga. The leader said the three cement companies have recently hiked the prices of cement in Mizoram from INR470-INR490/ bag (US$6.86-7.16/bag), which has greatly affected consumers. Mr Lalbiakzinga said nearly 130 cement and iron rod shops here and several others across the state had their shutters down to observe the strike. The leaders of the association held talks with officials of Dalmia company, but could not reach any agreement.
sures in trains and stations across the state for making travel safer for passengers,” Saikia said. It is also decided that entry of unauthorised vendors and people in platforms would be stopped immediately, and coaches meant for the specially-abled people will be made secure and others would be barred from entering them, the DGP said. The bodies of the two women were found in the toilets of coaches meant for specially abled people in two trains plying on the same route in upper Assam on July 10 and 11. They were also allegedly raped. In both the cases, a ‘gamosa’ (Assamese scarf) was found tied around the necks of the victims. The body of a 21-yearold-student of the Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, was found in Kamakhya Express at Simaluguri Junction in Sibsagar district on July 10. The second body was recovered in Dibrugarh-
Rajasthan Avadh Assam Express after it halted at Mariani Junction in Jorhat district the next day. After the first incident, an SIT was formed with RPF and Government Railway Force personnel to investigate the case, the DGP said, adding that personnel were deployed in each station for looking out for the culprits. Bikash Das, the main accused, was apprehended after an RPF man spotted him at Tinsukia station with a ‘gamosa’ of the kind used to strangulate both the victims, police said. During interrogation, Das confessed to have raped and killed the women on running trains and said he was about to take a train to Furkating station to find his next prey. Mobile phones of both the victims, the student’s earrings and train ticket, and an anklet of the other woman were recovered from Das who is a vendor selling clothes in trains, police said.
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Centre to reconsider package for early Bru returnees Aizawl, Jul 13 (PTI): Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla Friday said that the Centre would reconsider extending uniform rehabilitation package to the Bru families who had already returned to Mizoram from Tripura relief camps and those to be repatriated soon. Addressing Congress
workers here, the state PCC chief said that he had raised the issue during his meeting with the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Tripura Chief Minister in Delhi on July two. “I had said that it would not be fair to leave out those who obeyed the government and returned to Mizoram if the Centre gives
better package to those who stubbornly refused to be repatriated till date despite government’s efforts to bring them back,” he said. The union minister had said that as the agreement was already reached, the proposed repatriation and rehabilitation would be undertaken as decided while the matter of giving the
same rehabilitation package would be reconsidered later, he said. The Centre had convened a meeting of chief ministers of Mizoram and Tripura on July two in which it was agreed that the repatriation of all the 32,876 Brus belonging to 5,407 families lodged in the six relief camps should be completed by September 30. The Cen-
tre would deposit Rs four lakh in the bank account of each family which could be withdrawn after three years and a housing assistance of Rs 1.5 lakh would be disbursed to each family. Each family would also be provided with monthly assistance of Rs 5,000 for two years and free ration for the same period.
Smugglers bolder due to BSF’s pump action guns Correspondent
Shillong, July 13: Bangladeshi smugglers have become bolder after the Indian border guards are pump action guns instead of regular INSAS rifle for guarding the Bangladesh border, Director General of Border Security Force, K.K.Sharma said on Friday. Sharma said the nonlethal weapon, known as pump action guns is not used on India-Pakistan border. “BSF is following a policy of non-lethal weapon. This is has been done with the purpose to reduce the killings of Bangladeshi nationals on the international border … Whenever a Bangladeshi is killed on the border, the government in Bangladesh comes under K Y M C
tremendous pressure and as a result our ministry of external affairs through ministry of home affairs told us to reduce the number of killings of Bangladeshi nationals on the border,” the BSF Chief told journalists here in Meghalaya. “Because of this strategy, the Bangladeshi smugglers has become bold and attacks on the BSF troopers have increased and roughly 150 BSF troopers are injured every year and last year, we lost one officer and one man in clashes with Bangladesh smugglers,” Sharma revealed. Moreover, he said, no Bangladeshi smugglers have been killed but only Indian smugglers have been killed by BSF. When asked if nonlethal weapons are used in
maintaining law and order situation in trouble-torn Srinagar, the BSF Chief said, “In Kashmir, non lethal weapons are used only in the Bangladesh border and not on the Jammu and Kashmir border. We are not in law and order duty in Kashmir valley.” “In Srinagar, if there is a law and order, BSF is not deployed but it is the CRPF along with local police and at times if it is an encounter with the militants, the army also comes in but the BSF is not involved. However, I would not like to comment on the weapons used in Srinagar,” Sharma said. Sharma said that the overall number of cattle smuggling to Bangladesh has come down in the last two to three years as a result of more deployment at
crucial places and identification of vulnerable areas and better coordination with the local police. “BSF is the last agency to try and stop the cattle smuggling, cattle is collected from all over the country and from the hinterland it is brought to the international border. In West Bengal, there are many cattle hatas very close to the international border and consequently it comes very difficult to stop 100 per cent on the incidents of cattle smugglings. You must also realised that the local population is also dependent since time immemorial on cattle trade and therefore their livelihood depends on this and it is a humanitarian issue and we must realised. But we are constantly trying to stop it and reduce it.”
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Dated Kiphire the 12th July 2018-07-13 NOTICE Whereas Smti. Marykali K. Yeptho, wife of Late K. Hoshepu Sumi Sitmi Village has applied for issue of Succession Certificate under the Indian Succession Act. 1925 in order to draw/receive the payment of movable/immovable properties of her husband Late K. Hoshepu Sumi, Sitimi Town Primary Teacher serving under the establishment of office of the Sub-Divisional Education Officer, Kiphire District, who expired on 03/11/2007. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY. 1. G.P.F 2. G.I.S From the Office of the 3. F.B.F Sub-Divisional Education Officer, Kiphire, Nagaland 4. Pension Case 5. Any other dues etc. Public are hereby asked to file objection/claims, if any within 30 (Thirty) days from the date of issue of this order. If no objection/claims is received within the given time, Succession Certificate will be issued in favour of the applicant. (MOHAMMED ALI SHIHAB) IAS Deputy Commissioner , Kiphire : Nagaland
GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND OFFICE OF THE ADDITIONAL DEPUTY COMMISSIONER TSEMINYU, KOHIMA: NAGALAND OBJECTION NOTICE No.GA/TSNU/JUD/SC-1/2009/PT-II/139 Tseminyu, Dated: 14/06/2018 Whereas Smti. Nunyu Khing, W/o Late Logvubu Khing (Carpenter-PWD, H, Div.-I, Kohima) who expired on 08th January, 2018 has applied for issuance of Succession Certificate to draw/operate/transfer her late husband Pensions, GPF, FBF, GIS, Gratuity, Commutation, Leave Encashment, SBI (Tseminyu Branch) Account No. 20273114326 under section 375 of the Indian Succession Act 1925. Public are hereby asked to file any claims/objection within 30 (thirty) days from the date of issue of the notice, failing which no claims/objection will be entertained after the stipulated time. Additional Deputy Commissioner, Tseminyu Kohima, Nagaland
AFFIDAVIT I, Ms. Hili A Yepthomi, daughter of Shri. Anito Yepthomi, permanent resident of H/No. 72, Khuwaboto Colony, Zunheboto, Dist - Zunheboto, Nagaland-798620, do hereby solemnly affirm on oath and declare as follows : 1. That I am a bonafide citizen of India. 2. That in the Passport No. J4088204 in my name Ms. Hili A Yepthomi, the letter 'A' stands for my father name Anito. 3. That in my Passport No. J4088204, my father name is entered as Anito Yetovi Yepthomi and my mother name as Anito Vitoli Rochill which pertains to the names of my father and mother. 4. That, henceforth, my father name shall be Anito Yepthomi and my mother name as Vitoli Rochill for all official correspondence and records. 5. That this affidavit is made for clarification/rectification of my father and mother name in my passport. 6. That the statements made in paragraph 1-5 are true and correct to the best of my knowledge belief and nothing false is stated therein. Deponent Solemnly affirm and sworn before me by the deponent on this ..... day ..... 2018. Notary Public Regd. No. 1332/18, Date : 12/7/18 DP-5205
Regd. No. 146/18 Date : 13/7/18 We, (1) Shri. Imlitiba, (2) Shri Shilukumzuk and (3) Shri Merenmayang, all sons of Shri Temsurenba, permanent of Longmisa Village, do hereby solemnly affirm and declare as follows: 1. That Shri Temsurenba is our biological father. 2. That our father has sold two plots of land with buildings thereon and a plot of land without our knowledge. 3. That through this declaration, we declare that we shall not be liable for any financial debts or liabilities against our father by any individual(s) or society(s). We also state that we shall also not be held responsible for any of his acts and deeds done or will be doing in future in respect of financial debts. 4. That this declaration is declared in our own violation with any coercion from any corner. 5. That this declaration shall be used as a piece of evidence to support, clarify with regard to statements made by us herein above and the same shall be considered legally right and genuine in future. We further declare that the statements made by us herein above are true to the best of our knowledge and belief. Deponents Sworn before me. DP-5209 Notary Public AFFIDAVIT Regd. No. 1108/2018 Date : 06/07/2018 I, Smti. Temsumenla, W/o Khekishe Shikhu, Resident of H.No. 12, K-Khel, Diphupar-A, Dist. - Dimapur, Nagaland do hereby solemnly affirm and declare on oath as under:1. That, I am a bonafide citizen of India. 2. That, my correct official name is "Temsumenla", which is entered and recorded in my official documents and records including my Pension Book and AADHAAR Card bearing No. 298033787026. 3. That, my name is inadvertently entered and recorded as "Amenla Shikhu" in my Bank Account of SBI-Diphupar Branch vide No. 20156821747 and PAN Card bearing No. FCTPS4072J. 4. That, “Temsumenla” and “Amenla Shikhu” are the names of one and the same person, i.e., my name only. 5. That, I have sworn this affidavit to declare my correct name as “Temsumenla” and I shall use the same in all my future correspondence and records an further to rectify the same in my aforesaid bank account and PAN Card. 6. That, the statements made above from para 1 to 5 of this affidavit is made by me which is true and correct to the best of my knowledge, belief and nothing is concealed therein. And I have signed this affidavit on this 4th day of July '2018 at Dimapur, Nagaland. Deponent Sworn before my by the Deponent DP-5206 Magistrate/Notary Public K Y M C
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Meeting discusses trekkers getting lost in Dzukoü Valley
SDO (C), Jakhama, Alemyapang Longchar with stakeholders and various department representatives at the coordination meeting. (DIPR) DIMAPUR: A joint-coordination meeting was held with different departments and stakeholders regarding Dzukoü Valley and activities the affect the valley, at
Jakhama SDO(C)’s office on July 13. According to DIPR, the meeting was held to discuss the management of Dzukoü and provide
regulatory guidelines so that tourists/trekkers do not get lost. During the meeting three agendas were adopted -- tourists will be able to access Southern Dzukoü only
through the Jakhama and Viswema routes, blanket ban on hunting activities and a decision was taken to set up Dzukoü Management Committee, which will formulate a blueprint with further consultations with all the stakeholders. The meeting also discussed fresh trail mapping of routes along with stakeholders, identification of spots with phone signals and the mandatory use of guides by tourists from outside the state etc. Concerns relating to the maintenance and improvement of infrastructure and services available were also taken up with the department of Tourism. The meeting was convened by the SDO (C), Jakhama, Alemyapang Longchar and was attended by DDMO Kohima, officials from Department of Tourism, Department of Forest, EAC Kezocha, SAPO, SAYO and other stakeholders.
Sericulture Deptt organizes workshop DIMAPUR: A State Level Workshop was organized by the Department of Sericulture on July 11 at Capital Convention Centre, Kohima. According to DIPR, the workshop was on 3rd Party Evaluation Report conducted by M/s NABCONS for the implementation of Integrated Sericulture Development Project (ISDP) & Intensive Bivoltine Sericulture Development Project (IBSDP) under North Eastern Region Textiles Promotion Schemes (NERTPS). Commissioner & Secretary, Sericulture, Angau I. Thou,; Scientist-D & Head, Regional Office, Central Silk Board, Government of India, B.N. Choudury and Director of Sericulture, Imtisosang Ao highlighted the observations and suggestions of the Evaluation. Future road maps for NERTPS project was framed by the Expert Panel from Central Silk Board, Govt. of India. About 150 progressive farmers from all the districts participated in the workshop.
ATMA Kiphire trains farmers on cultivation, gardening
BMSCH holds summer fest
Ropfuzhano Whiso along with children from Bright Morning Star Children’s Home, and others during the summer fest. Kohima: Bright Morning Star Children’s Home (BMSCH), Kohima organized a three day summer fest under the theme “.... but the Lord directs his steps “ Proverbs 16:9, from July 5 to 7. Day one was graced by, contestant of FBB Colors Femina Miss India, Ropfuzhano Whiso as the special guest. She shared on the “Importance of education
in every field.” The word of God was delivered by Kekhriezhalie, youth pastor AG Church Kohima. Abi Angami, founder director, Bright Morning Star Children Home also exhorted the gathering. The inaugural function was chaired by Aleno, coordinator BMSCH. The resource persons of the three day camp were Theyiesinuo Keditsu, Susan Ela James,
Dr. Akhrie Pucho, Rokovizo Chupuo, Tolibo Swu and The Repairer of the Breach. The resource persons imparted to the children the importance of culture and also trained them on crafts. Choreography and Bible study sessions also marked the fest. The fest concluded with sports activities and scintillating performances by the children.
Rural Nagaland takes part in ‘Direct Samvad’ with Modi
DIMAPUR: With the rest of the country, Nagaland State Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM), on July 12, organized a “Direct Samvad (dialogue)” between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and members of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalaya Yojana (DDU-GKY) and Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETIs). A press release by state program manager, NSRLM, Nagaland, Imonenla Imkong Phom, stated that the members’ interaction, gave them an opportunity to discuss with the Prime Minister the various activities undertaken by them, and how these had impacted their lives. The interaction was telecast live by Doordashan in over 418 locations in Nagaland and a webcast by National Informatics Centre (NIC) was watched by over 30,000 members of SHGs under 29 Intensive Blocks of 9 Districts, the release added. The beneficiaries in the program were Self Help Groups from across the country working on anti-alcohol movement; maize value chain and marketing; brick-making unit; Business Correspondent Sakhi and tamarind value chain and marketing; and manufacturing and marketing of sanitary napkins. The release reported that in Nagaland, DAY-NRLM is implemented in 43 Blocks under nine Districts. As of June 2018, more than 40,000 women have been mobilized into 4409 Self-Help Groups (SHGs) which has federated into 211 village organizations and 12 cluster level federations. Furthermore, Rs. 305 lakh has been accessed as bank (L-R): ATMA Kiphire block Training of Mushroom Cultivation. ATMA Kiphire block “nutritional garden” training program. credit and 1200 rural enterprise and 1733 rural youths are supported under SVEP and RSETI respectively. More than 700 community members in Nagaland have been DIMAPUR: ATMA Kip- the resource person, Sitseba, and how mushrooms could program on June 16 with kitchen to fertilize the soil trained and are engaged to provide support to community institutions in a variety of hire block conducted a train- BTT convenor gave a train- increase their social and Kekosenuo Solo as the re- and also serves as a form of aspects; such as training and capacity building, book-keeping, livelihoods, financial ing session on mushroom ing on mushroom cultiva- economic life styles and help source person. nutrient supplement for the services and FNHW/Gender. cultivation under Krishi tion. He emphasized on the them earn more. A press release from kitchen garden. Kalyan Abhiyan in Kiphire importance of sterilizing A total of 17 (male DAO Kiphire stated that T h e p r o g r a m wa s village on June 12. straw before the application 10, 7 female) attended the the resource person spoke chaired by Mhabemo PatThe chairperson was process and also explained program. Vote of thanks about the role of kitchen ton, ATM Kiphire block. DIMAPUR: The polling station draft lists for various assembly constituencies have been Kekosenuo solo, BTM, Kip- the method of application of was delivered by one of the gardening for improving Radish and yard long beans published and are available for scrutiny to the public and all interested parties. Followhire block. The program the mushroom spawns and farmers. the economy of the house- were also distributed dur- ing are the districts/sub-divisions for which reports of the draft lists being released have started with a brief sensitiza- the process of harvesting it. ATMA Kiphire block hold by making additional ing the training. A total come in: Dimapur, Mon, Tuensang, Wokha and Pughoboto. Interested parties may tion on KKA by Phrumesie, He also gave them a briefing also conducted a “nutri- income. She said that it also of 30 persons attended the view the lists at their respective administrative or election offices during office hours and submit objections and suggestions for modifications before the deadlines. (DIPR) SDAO, Kiphire after which on fast income generation tional garden” training utilizes the wastes from the training.
Polling station draft lists published
PAC oral evidence meeting DIMAPUR, JUL 13 (NPN): Chairman of committee on public accounts, KT Sukhalu, MLA, has convened the oral evidence meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) with departmental representatives from July 17-19. A press statement issued by the NLA secretariat stated that the committee would take oral evidence on the Audit para(s) of government departments on the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India 2014-2015. The meeting with youth
resources & sports, industries & commerce, NST, social welfare, rural development and forest, ecology, environment & wildlife departments will be held on July 17. On July 18, the meeting will be held with school education department, agri. & allied departments and PWD and on July 19, with labour & employment, planning & co-ordination, treasuries & accounts, civil secretariat and finance. All the responsible committee members have been requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting on dates and times mentioned.
Veterinary deptt trains livestock farmers
The resource person with attendee farmers during the block level orientation program on training and capacity building on July 12.
Kohima: The department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services conducted a combined “Block Level Orientation Program on Training and Capacity Building” under the “National Livestock Mission 2017-18” for Botsa and Chiephobozou Block with progressive farmers of piggery, poultry and dairy at Chiephobozou Women
Society Hall on July 12. Dr. Joseph M. Angami briefed farmers on the importance of livestock in generating self employment and upliftment of the rural economy. The farmers were also encouraged to take up livestock farming seriously by setting targets and achieving them. He also emphasized on timely vaccination
of animals and poultry birds to prevent various diseases. The resource person VAS, vety. dispensary, Chiephobozou, Dr. Vikuolie Mezhatsu deliberated on “Housing, Care and Management of swine, poultry and dairy animals.” He also emphasized on the dangers of zoonotic diseases and their prevention. The Town Council of Chiephobozou extended its sincere gratitude and appreciation to the department, particularly the officers and staff of Veterinary Dispensary, Chiephobozou and CVO, Kohima for updating their knowledge of scientific skills, knowledge and creating awareness among livestock and poultry farmers. The council further appealed to the department to continue conducting such programs and assisting farmers in the future as most of the farmers depend solely on animal husbandry for their livelihood.
DLEC coordination meeting held in Wka DIMAPUR: The District Level Education Committee (DLEC) coordination meeting was held on July 12, at the DC’s Conference Hall, Wokha, with the Deputy Commissioner and all heads of government school institutions in the district. A press release issued by Assistant District Coordinator, SSA (DMA) Wokha P. Zubenthung Humtsoe stated that during the meeting issues related to the low percentage of successful matriculation candidates, teachers performances, transfer of teachers along with posts, shortage of teachers, non-availability of teachers quarters (especially in remote areas), appointment of other subject teachers against Maths and Science posts, responsibility of rationalisation exercise etc. were discussed. The keynote address was delivered by DC, Wokha Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon, who is also the DLEC chairman. He assured the members that he would take the urgent issues to the higher authorities for further necessary action. The meeting was chaired by SDEO Bhandari, R. Nzanbeni Lotha, welcome address was delivered by ADEO Y. Zubeno Lotha. Later, a vote of thanks was delivered by ADC, SSA Wokha, P. Zubenthung Humtose.
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feature of economically backward states is the poor management of sustainable natural resources despite having very good or fairly good soil and climatic conditions and the over dependence on sustenance from the centre. In this regard, the ongoing fish crisis in Nagaland that was precipitated after ban was imposed on all imported fish varieties after formalin was detected in samples. The ban on imported fish varieties accentuates the gap between demand and supply in all spheres of agriculture produce. The state fishery department claimed that local fish production was around 8605 Metric Tons and around 3000 MT was additional quantity supplemented through imports. However, the reality in the current situation is that no fishes are available in the market, leave alone the sales in any pocket. This leads to the conclusion that the tall claim of the department that some 8605 MT of fishes are produced in the state is not based on ground reality but perhaps some estimation. Going by the number of beneficiaries, Nagaland, especially Dimapur should be described as a fish paradise. By the vast number of fisheries in Dimapur as on paper, a senior politician went on to say that Dimapur district should have been one very big fishery pond. The production of rice increased from 2,36,350 MT in 2001-02 to 4,78,210 MT in 2015-16, registering an increase of 102.3 per cent. Yet, the state is still not selfsufficient in rice production. It will take more than tall claims or visions to attain the level of self sufficiency in fish production. Also on the rice front, as per official statistics, in 2016-17, the total rice production in Nagaland was 390.38 Metric Tons and the shortfall was -142.50 MT. Likewise even in other agriculture produce, the state is still unable to meet its own demand. Therefore, when there is a severe dichotomy in the demand and supply, the state planners need to refocus on self sufficiency first. Despite the ground reality, the planners still live in hopes and visions. It is time to project a correct picture based on ground reality instead of ‘producing’ statistics to justify funds used during the decades. Also the government and its planners are prone to organising only mega events purely to ‘showcase’ achievements and visions. Apart of the much maligned ‘road show’now extinct; the government’s mega event was the Agri-Expo involving farmers, growers and producers of the north east. The idea behind was as grand as the eye catching and impressive show but which, in reality, meant little by way of promoting farmers and growers of the state. During the first Agri-Expo in 2006, then Governor Shyamal Datta had candidly pointed out that the official ‘vision’ about export potential was contrary to the fact that locally grown fruits, vegetables and rice were too insufficient even for meeting the demands of the local populace. Therefore, he saw and found not logic behind all the accolades about local growers and entrepreneurs. The objective of the government should be to make sure that its lakhs of overstaffed and underworked employees in the ‘development’ departments, should go to the genuine farmers and provide all assistance instead of giving all the benefits to bogus persons on the strength of recommendations of VIPs.
DailyDevotion The Price of the Vision In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord… —Isaiah 6:1 Our soul’s personal history with God is often an account of the death of our heroes. Over and over again God has to remove our friends to put Himself in their place, and that is when we falter, fail, and become discouraged. Let me think about this personally— when the person died who represented for me all that God was, did I give up on everything in life? Did I become ill or disheartened? Or did I do as Isaiah did and see the Lord? My vision of God is dependent upon the condition of my character. My character determines whether or not truth can even be revealed to me. Before I can say, “I saw the Lord,” there must be something in my character that conforms to the likeness of God. Until I am born again and really begin to see the kingdom of God, I only see from the perspective of my own biases. What I need is God’s surgical procedure— His use of external circumstances to bring about internal purification. Your priorities must be God first, God second, and God third, until your life is continually face to face with God and no one else is taken into account whatsoever. Your prayer will then be, “In all the world there is no one but You, dear God; there is no one but You.” Keep paying the price. Let God see that you are willing to live up to the vision.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. ~ Oscar Wilde
Nagaland Post, Dimapur SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2018
Urban observatories: A kaleidoscope for cities T T
Water infrastructure: Smart meters to manage an essential commodity
he Karnataka government annually organises the “Bengaluru Innovation Challenge”, covering diverse subjects. One such recent challenge focused on solving Bengalurus traffic congestion and water-scarcity problems. Congested roads, leading to hours of delay, is a symptom of a problem on multiple fronts. These include inadequate infrastructure planning as well as the behavioural aspect of commuters (of preferring to use private vehicles). While the second issue needs to be tackled by continuous advocacy, the first indicates a failure of the urban infrastructure planning process. Can the application of data science and technology make the urban planning process more responsive to the changing patterns of spatial activity? Largely, yes. What the process needs is the continuous collection and analysis of appropriate urban data that can be envisaged spatially and analysed to obtain various possible types of correlation. An Urban Observatory platform that uses data from different sources to enable analysis and visualisation over a geospatial platform can make this possible. Early references to the idea of spatial mapping as a tool for problem diagnosis and resolution can be found in London, in 1850, when a deadly epidemic broke out in the city’s Soho district; the cause was unknown and puzzling for city authorities. A physician named John Snow started mapping the outbreak of the disease with respect to the location of water pumps and cesspools. This decisively proved that the cause of the epidemic was adulterated water from a contaminated public well. This map helped trigger an effective policy response and prevented thousands of deaths. It also highlighted the role of spatial analysis in solving complex challenges and shaping public policies. That is precisely how Urban Observatories can support an urban manager in tackling pressing challenges. The concept of Urban Observatories was formally initiated at the UN Habitat-II Conference in 1997 in Istanbul. Some examples of well-established Urban Observatories are the Global
Urban Observatory network, the Dublin Dashboard and the City Dashboard of London. Such platforms churn out interesting analyses and visualisations by collating massive datasets. The idea of an Urban Observatory has recently found traction in India. The National Institute of Urban Affairs has formed associations to set-up Urban Observatories in cities such as Mumbai, Chennai, Chandigarh and Kolkata. The use of innovative data science technologies to address policy problems has generated significant interest in setting up Urban Observatories. For example, the shift from personalised or public transport can be assessed from cab aggregator data available with agencies like Ola and Uber. Different parts of a city are colour coded based on their accessibility index, which is derived from trip data gathered over time. It indicates areas with a higher accessibility index (which are less served by public transport). It also provides a snapshot of origin-destination (OD) patterns for a particular share of the population. OD data constitutes the most important dataset for urban transport planning. Elaborate surveys are occasionally conducted to understand changes in the OD pattern of a city. Such an exercise is lengthy and incurs cost. Researchers in some countries have attempted novel efforts to derive existing and emerging activity zones from crowd-sourced data, via phone call density mapping. Nairobi has witnessed a more peoplecentric approach, through an app that prompts citizens to share their OD, along with routes, for every trip. Thus, planning is undertaken with representative data to achieve certain objectives. As in the Nairobi example, the data collected is streamlined to build an accurate and updated map. When public transport ticketing data and trip data from cab aggregators are super-imposed with geospatial locations of mobile phones, a fairly reasonable OD matrix can be developed. This helps identify emerging nodes, where more dynamic population is present. Such type of easily accessible information is valuable for planning agencies, which can proactively plan for new infrastructure and
alter strategies for the existing infrastructure. However, several issues -- such as allaying privacy concerns relating to the use of socio-economic data and creating a business plan for long-term sustenance of these efforts -must be addressed to improve the programme. The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is engaging with the Karnataka government to build a proof-of-concept Urban Observatory for Karnataka. With an ample number of cities in Karnataka covered under various urban flagship programmes (such as the Smart Cities Mission and AMRUT), Urban Observatories can act as the building blocks for smart urban management by collating, visualising and analysing data. Novel initiatives like the KGIS portal, Municipal Reform Cell Dashboard and Karnataka Geoportal platform have put Karnataka in an advantageous position to create an integrated platform. Furthermore, Karnataka is home to a large number of science and information technology companies, think tanks and knowledge-based organisations (including civil society-led open data initiatives). These establishments can work towards collating and validating appropriate datasets and contribute towards creating a robust Urban Observatory. One of the major challenges that requires urgent attention is the institutional ownership of such a multi-domain collaborative platform. Other issues include the lack of standardisation in data collection, processing and compilation; lack of transparency and lack of convergence. A carefully crafted data-sharing policy is a prerequisite for the sustenance of an Urban Observatory. Moreover, to generate policy response for immediate local concerns, reliable baselines must be created with comprehensive indicators. Once successfully established, Urban Observatories have the potential to take Indian cities a step closer to becoming more resilient, sustainable and inclusive. (IANS) Noelene Marisa Yesudas is a Research Consultant and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya a Senior Research Scientist, (email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org)
he “Composite Water Management Index” report released by the NITI Aayog recently highlights the issues confronting water management in India. A multipronged approach to tackle these problems is warranted. In a world where technology and infrastructure create synergies, smart water meters are one component of the strategy that can help us mitigate the water crisis. Smart water meters have the potential to assist in efficient water usage because they primarily help utilities to bill their customers the correct amount, identify and resolve system issues that lead to water wastage and assist in creating a water ecosystem that is conducive for efficient usage. To understand this better, one needs to look at the two components of water produced by utilities: (i) the part that generates revenue and (ii) the “non-revenue” part, or water generated by utilities that is not revenue earning. The criticality of reducing the element of non-revenue water in achieving a more sustainable water management system in India cannot be overemphasised. To better appreciate the way smart meters assist in creating a more robust water management system, one needs to understand both “apparent” and “real” losses that lead to non-revenue water. As defined by the American Water Works Association, “Apparent losses are the non-physical losses that occur in utility operations due to customer meter inaccuracies, systematic data handling errors and unauthorised consumption (and...) real losses are the physical loss of water from the distribution system, including leakage and storage overflows.” In common parlance, “apparent losses” lead to utilities suffering revenue loss because of information asymmetry whereas “real loss” is wastage of water for which the production cost is incurred but it fails to reach the end-user. Smart meters, if implemented well, have the potential to resolve a large part of these two issues. Beyond smart meter rollouts, water utilities in India will also have to start focussing on water “asset management” in a holistic manner. Better data, data analysis and capacity-building will be required to train and equip utility staff to use the surfeit of data that will gradually be available to make more informed decisions. Capacity-building amongst utility workers will be a critical component of delivering results through smart water meter infrastructure. Apart from the operational aspects, the financing mechanism employed to deploy the high upfront cost smart water meters will be crucial. At its very core, water infrastructure assets have three sources of financing available in taxes, water tariffs and subsidies.
Given the contribution of water towards society and the increased urbanisation in India (according to the UN 2018 Revision of World Urbanisation Prospects, 34 per cent of India’s population lives in urban areas, a number expected to be well above 50 per cent by 2050), government expenditure will the critical component to finance smart meter infrastructure. In this regard, one will have to price in the improvement in profit margins for water utility businesses from the new infrastructure, margins that can hopefully be utilised to create more infrastructure. Smart meter infrastructure also provides an opportunity to multilateral banks and development agencies to assist in creating and expediting much-needed water infrastructure through grants and low-cost loans. The decision by the European Investment Bank (EIB) last year to fund the E-Distribuzione’s electric smart meter rollout in Italy through a Euro 1 billion loan is an example of the longterm lending support required. While granular operational expertise at the ground level will be required to execute the project successfully, it will be equally crucial that smart meters at an aggregate level are viewed as an infrastructure asset to create financing mechanisms best suited to reduce barriers to usage. As the smart meter roll-out gathers steam, it must be underscored that the implementation will be a longterm project. It will be necessary that learnings along the way are used to improve impact. It will be vital that the “input, process, output, outcome and impact” model is fully utilised. A robust policy framework that looks to improve on both the operational and financial aspects of the business will contribute very significantly towards India using its water resources prudently. As city-wide roll-outs of smart water meters gather momentum, it will be mission critical that learnings are utilised to improve the future deployments. Besides, the ability of policymakers to create an environment where the public understands better the usage and benefits of smart water meter infrastructure will go a long way in creating a mechanism to manage water better. However, managing non-revenue water better through smart meters is one part of a multi-pronged approach required to deal with the impending water crisis. Better policies for both groundwater and surface water management are necessary conditions for smart water meters to deliver their full potential. (IANS) Taponeel Mukherjee heads Development Tracks, an infrastructure advisory firm, (email@example.com)
NSCN (I-M) condemnation of July 12 incident
he GPRN out rightly condemns the shameful claim in the media on 12/07/2018 of an encounter by the 16th Assam Rifles under the command of Major KB Singh of the Wakka outpost with the NSCN cadres which resulted in the inhuman torture and cold blooded murder of two unarmed NSCN members, namely, Mr. Tenwang Wangsa from Senua Noksa village and Mr. Acham Wangsu from Longphong village (both were Razou Peyus) at Senua Noksa village of Longding district in Wancho Region of the GPRN in full view of the villagers who were just returning from the Church at around 9 PM on 11th July, 2018. The Assam Rifles personnel entered the village and captured the two men after overpowering and killing them at the residence of the deputy village chief. The dead bodies were kept in the custody of the Assam Rifles personnel who ke pt firing point blanks the whole night to mislead the villagers that the two were killed in encounter. The dead bodies were handed over to the family and villagers after 3 PM the next day on 12th July, 2018. The Assam Rifles personnel went to the extent of
piercing and shredding the lifeless bodies with knives in total disregard to the dead. The inhuman action of the Assam Rifles personnel has crossed all human ethics and imaginations. The modus operandi of the Assam Rifles was that it sent two decoys (impersonators) in civvies as NSCN members on the fateful day at the residence of Mr. Ganwang, the Hamsa Wangham of the village (the deputy Chief of the village). He unsuspectingly invited the two victims at his residence upon the request of the two decoys. The victims upon reaching the residence of the deputy village chief were overpowered by the Assam Rifles personnel who had already surrounded the village. The rest of what unfolded is for the world to judge. Therefore, the question of encounter or the Assam Rifles personnel coming under fire from the victims or weapons captured from the victims are baseless, ridiculous and highly malicious. Civil functionaries of GPRN normally don’t wear camouflage and are unarmed except for the higher functionaries who are entitled to small arms for protection. The Assam Rif les
claim is merely a hog wash. (L) Sergeant Pangang Gangsa (a Naga Army) of Wakka village was killed right in front of his wife by the same 16th Assam Rifles personnel on May 25, 2018. The following day, the Assam Rifles proudly claimed in the media to have killed him in encounter. Such a ghastly incident again shows the desperation and frustration of the Indian Army. The NSCN in its sincere quest for peace has instead become a victim of the Cease Fire. The NSCN has lost more members during the Cease Fire period beginning from August 1997 till date when compared to the number of casualties during the nonCease Fire period. Is this the price the Nagas have to pay for demanding peace and unity from the GoI? The Nagas showing more maturity than the Indians has remain patient for too long like a sitting duck while the Indian Army personnel continues to run amok in Nagalim and went on rampage against the Naga national workers reaping self-glory and medals after medals from the Indian Government with total disregard to the ongoing Indo-Naga peace process. It may be reminded that the former Indian
Prime Minister, Shri AB Vajpayee in a meeting with the NSCN leaders in 2002 at Osaka, Japan had said, “Where there is a fighting, there will be cease fire, as per the agreement signed on June 14, 2001 at Bangkok”. Therefore,
that agreement still stands and the Cease Fire between the NSCN and the GoI is without territorial limit. Despite the Cease Fire Ground Rules Review Committee meeting of the NSCN and GoI on June 8, 2018 at Chumukedima, the
Indian Army continues to play the spoilsport. Perhaps, the Assam Rifles is trying to destroy the peace process initiated by the Government of India and face the worst consequences. Issued by the MIP
Summer is back with its woes ‘Again’
Summer in Nagaland is always memorable not just because of abundance of rain water but rather infamously because of the harrowing pains travellers have to go through because of negligence of the concerned authorities. There is a saying, ‘A stitch in time saves nine’, I wonder if our elected representatives and the officers whose vehicle fuel consumptions are covered by public money, have ever wondered about that saying. ‘Nincompoops’ would be the best word to describe those so-called-officers responsible for the plight of the people. Why, because, the sinking area along the NH 2 road which has completely cut off the shortest route from Dimapur to Kohima, had been giving its warning signs from quite a few months ago. Any sane and responsible people incharge of the highway who have genuine concern for the travellers, would have paid heed to those signs and would have taken precautionary measures. But simply put, ‘they don’t care at all’, because even if they also have to take the alternate routes their fuel costs would be provided by public money and their vehicles would be replaced any time the fund arrives for new vehicles. And they act like they are smart because they got their jobs by cracking various exams, and they have connections, while the people who are less fortunate to have those luxuries suffer the brunt of their empathy. Do they get to the top jobs just to show how much people can suffer because of their lackadaisical attitude? Is this the best that they can do and have been trained to do? I think people should start voicing out, not just on social media, but by other forms to show our resentment over such unprofessionalism? But yes everyone these days is into politics so road connectivity and public welfare is secondary; let us all silently bear it. By the way, to the concerned department, “Your inconvenience is highly regretted.” Seyie Angami, Kohima Town
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Nagaland Post, Dimapur SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2018
Kishore’s ‘Ghar Wapsi’ to BJP
N e w D e l h i , J u ly 13(AGENCIES): From a Modi strategist in the BJP’s Gujarat 2012 campaign, the 2014 Lok Sabha elections to working closely with the party’s rivals in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, Prashant Kishor has traversed India’s political terrain quite a bit in less than a decade, reports India Today. In the report IT said the star planner now seems to be making a “ghar wapsi” before the big battle due next year. Well-placed sources in the BJP say Kishor appears to be right back where he started from six years ago. The report disclosed that according to sources familiar with the matter, the former UN health specialist, who rose as a trusted strategist of Narendra Modi in 2014, could be advising the prime minister again for his 2019 campaign. Over the past few months, Kishor has held multiple meetings with the PM, some of which lasted longer than their scheduled duration, as part of
Prashant Kishore (file)
forward planning for next year’s general elections, party insiders say. His brief to the BJP: resurrect the youth support, according to the sources. Kishor believes the Modi campaign needs to rev up for a stronger connect with young voters as it did ahead of the 2014 vote, according to the sources. The poll strategist also seems to have buried the hatchet with BJP chief Amit Shah. Kishor, according to the sources, has held a series of meetings with the BJP president at his home. “If the two had refused to work together forever, they wouldn’t have been having lunch and dinner together on multiple occasions. If the prime minister advises, everyone will have to work
unitedly. No one can defy the PM’s advise,” an insider said. Post-2014, Kishor had a bitter falling out with Shah after he sought a plump post in the party, which was refused. This time, Kishor has been explained that his relationship with the BJP would be transactional till the 2019 elections, according to the party sources. Kishor’s new outfit, IPAC, has in the meantime started recruiting youth. Its #NationalAgendaForum is attached to every tweet that says: “The power to vote fuels the engine of democracy. Vote now and set your agenda for 2019”. One of the I-PAC themes centers around the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who was born in 1869. On Twitter, the National Agenda Forum hashtag users could be seen evoking the Mahatma to woo the youth. Before returning to the BJP, Kishor forayed into South India last year to help YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy in his efforts to wrest power in
Andhra Pradesh. Reddy also roped him in for Lok Sabha elections. In the neck-and-neck fight back in the 2014 assembly polls, the TDP came to power in Andhra Pradesh on a razor-thin margin. The TDP secured only 2.06 per cent more votes than the YSRCP in the Seemandhra region that gave it a decisive edge over Reddy’s party. This year, the BJP lost the TDP in Andhra when the central government refused a special status to the state. In the past, Kishor has worked with the JDU in Bihar and the Congress in Punjab. But an attempt to pull off a Congress victory in Uttar Pradesh failed miserably. Sources close to him blame the Congress debacle in UP to the party’s own leadership “crisis” in the state. “Had the Congress agreed to Priyanka Gandhi as chief minister in UP, the Muslims would have migrated en masse to the Congress and they could have won the election,” said a Kishor aide.
Ramongo 2 CRPF jawans killed in Lotha passes militant attack in Anantnag away (From p-1)
A CRPF personal walks past a closed shop as children look out of the window during restrictions, in the Downtown area of Srinagar on Friday. Authorities imposed restrictions to maintain law and order in view of the strike call given by the separatist leaders to commemorate the death anniversary of whose killed in 1931 by the Dogra police outside the Central Jail, Srinagar. (PTI)
Maha Assembly adjourned for 3rd day over Nanar refinery issue Nagpur, Jul 13 (PTI): Despite Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ assurance in the Legislative Assembly that the Nanar project won’t be forced on people, opposition Congress-NCP and ally Shiv Sena stalled the proceedings of the House on the issue for the third consecutive day. The House witnessed three adjournments- twice for 15 minutes and once for ten minutes- before it was adjourned for the day as members of the opposition and Shiv Sena trooped into the well of the House shouting slogans seeking withdrawal of the land acquisition notification and scrapping of the project. After the Question Hour, Fadnavis told the House that the West Coast Refinery was in the country’s interest and the state government will take everyone on board before going ahead with the project at Nanar in Ratnagiri district. Making a statement in the Lower House on the issue which rocked
the legislature proceedings for the last two days, Fadnavis said, “The West Coast Refinery is important for our own oil security and export, for which we have signed MoUs with the Middle East countries.” “Gujarat, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh were eyeing the project. But Andhra was ruled out since the route was not proper. Maharashtra was given priority. The total investment is worth Rs 3 lakh crore,” he said. He added that Gujarat’s economy has got a boost due to the Jamnagar refinery. “There is no adverse impact on horticulture and environment,” Fadnavis said. The West Coast Refinery is a green refinery with fourth generation technology. It will have the highest emission standards. A green belt will be developed around he project, he added. He told the House that the refinery is being modelled on the lines of the one in Singapore.
Srinagar, Jul 13 (AGENCIES): A CRPF patrolling party was targeted by terrorists on Friday morning who opened fire and killed two personnel. The incident took place in Anantnag’s Sheer Pora when the patrolling party was out on regular rounds. It is being reported that the terrorists fired upon the group and CRPF personnel returned fire with equal intensity. Two CRPF personnel received injuries during the fire exchange and have reportedly succumbed to their wounds. A search operation is currently underway to pin down the terrorists with additional forces having reached the spot to assist in operations. This is the third incident of terrorists targetting CRPF teams in a week. Last Friday, a CRPF-Rashtriya Rifles join camp in Pulwama’s Tahab had been targeted while a day later, a jawan was injured when a grande was hurled at a CRPF party in Budgam’s Hyderpora.
Deputy chief minister described late Ramongo as a simple, humble, kind hearted and a cheerful human being, who always had the courage to stand up and speak the truth and had a huge concern for the welfare of the people. “Though he gone from our sight yet he will never be gone from our hearts,” Patton said, adding that in his death the state has “lost a gem of a person” and the void created by his demise would be impossible to fill. Further, Patton extended his deepest condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that the Almighty God grant them strength and comfort during this difficult time.
290 chit fund India rubbishes UN Kashmir Maneka urges CMs appoint POs to companies report; refers to it as ‘baseless’ toenforce PWDVA identified in Odisha New Delhi, Jul 13 Bhubaneswar, Jul 13 (IANS): A panel probing Odisha’s chit fund scam has identified more than one lakh small depositors who lost their money to chit fund companies in the state. The Justice M.M. Das Commission of Inquiry submitted its fifth interim report to the state government on Friday. It has recommended a refund to these depositors. The voluminous report runs into 12,530 pages. “We have identified over one lakh small depositors, who had invested in 290 chit fund companies,” said Justice M.M. Das. He said the work on the sixth part of the report was under way, and that it would identify more depositors. Reports said 486 chit fund firms operated within and outside Odisha. These were issued notice by the commission, asking them to appear before it.
(IANS): India on Friday rubbished as “baseless” the UN report written from “comfort zones” on alleged rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. Reacting to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres backing the call for an international probe into the alleged human rights situation in Kashmir, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said it had ignored realities how the Indian Army had been exercising maximum restraint in fighting terrorists and curbing protests in Jammu and Kashmir. She said the fact that security forces render humanitarian assistance to victims of terror in the state had also been overlooked by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein in his report that was “prepared sitting somewhere else”. “The assessment made is without basis. If only they see what is on
Nirmala Sitharaman (file)
the ground, the Indian Army has been exercising the highest restraint (shown by any army) in dealing with terrorists, protesters in Jammu and Kashmir,” Sitharaman said here. “It (the Army) has set up schools, trained boys and girls for higher education, made youth from the state to travel to the rest of India. All that has been ignored.” Asked about Guterres backing report and calling it the voice of the UN, Sitharaman said India didn’t expect the world body chief to respond otherwise to the report written from “comfort zones”.
New Delhi, Jul 13 (IANS): Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday called upon all Chief Ministers to appoint adequate number of Protection Officers (POs) with independent charge to ensure effective implementation of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA), 2005. The Women and Child Development Minister has written a letter to the Chief Ministers in this regard, so as to provide immediate protection and relief to the women facing violence within families, according to an official statement. “It has come to my notice that in most states, officers of other departments are given this responsibility as an additional charge. Considering the practical situation of how feasible it is for a woman to come out of her home to register a complaint, it is important that we appoint more POs,” the Minister said in the statement.
Pilot launched to confirm 10 cr Modicare beneficiary families
New Delhi, Jul 13 (IANS): The National Health Agency (NHA) on Friday said it has launched a pilot for the Beneficiary Identification System (BIS) for confirmation of 10.74 crore poor and vulnerable families eligible for health coverage under Ayushman Bharat, or Modicare. “Measures like identity validation through a mechanism like BIS will make Ayushman Bharat more accessible and transparent in approach. BIS will ensure that no entitled beneficiary will be deprived of his/her entitlement under the flagship mission,” Health Minister J.P. Nadda said. The BIS will apply the identification criteria as per the guidelines of Ayushman Bharat -- National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) on SocioEconomic Caste Census
J.P. Nadda (file)
(SECC) and Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) database to confirm the beneficiaries. “Ayushman Bharat will target about 10.74 crore poor, deprived rural
families and identified occupational category of urban workers’ families as per the latest SECC data, both rural and urban. Additionally, all such enrolled families under RSBY that do not feature in the targeted groups as per SECC data will be included as well,” the NHA said in an official release. The BIS pilot drive was initiated at Sonipat, Haryana. The objectives of the pilot were to test the BIS application in both rural and urban settings and to be able to match the SECC beneficiaries with
the application search result, the release said. “The families were also covered in the Additional Data Collection Drive (ADCD), individuals were advised to bring both their ration cards, voter ID card, Aadhaar card or any other government prescribed identity,” the NHA said. A second pilot was conducted after incorporating learnings from the pilot at Dadri, Uttar Pradesh. To make the BIS more robust and user friendly, more pilots are planned at Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.
TIBETAN MEDICAL CAMP Tibetan Bhutia Buddhist Welfare Association of Dimapur will be organizing a medical camp under the medical team from Men Tse Khang (Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Shillong Branch) on the 15th July 2018 from 9 A.M to 3 P.M and on 16th July 2018 from 9 A.M to 12 P.M at the hall of Tibetan Bhutia Buddhist Welfare Association, Elora Lane, near Yak Hotel, Dimapur. General Secretary Tashi Dhondup Bhutia Contact: 7085982647 DP-5236
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jority stake in Flipkart India. According to experts, the only regulatory clearance that the deal would need is from the Comptetion Commission of India (CCI). Walmart had in May approached fair trade regulator CCI for approval of its proposed acquisition of a majority stake in ecommerce major Flipkart, saying the deal doesn’t raise any competition concerns. Regulatory clearances have become important in the wake of complaints filed by RSS-affiliate
Mumbai, Jul 13 (PTI): The country’s foreign exchange reserves declined by USD 248.20 million to USD 405.81 billion in the week to July 6, despite a rise in the foreign currency assets, RBI data showed. In the previous week, the forex reserves had declined by USD 1.76 billion to USD 406.06 billion. Forex reser ves had touched a record high of USD 426.028 billion in the week to April 13, 2018. Reserves had crossed the USD 400-billion mark for the first time in the week to September 8, 2017, but have since been fluctuating. In the week under review, foreign currency assets, a major component of the overall reserves, rose marginally by USD 73.9 million to USD 380.792 billion, the RBI data showed. Expressed in the US dollar terms, foreign currency assets include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of the nonUS currencies such as the euro, pound and yen held in the reserves. Gold reserves dropped by USD 329.9 million to USD 21.039 billion in the reporting week. The special drawing rights with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) increased by USD 2.9 million to USD 1.489 billion.
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has already shared ‘some details’ with the tax authorities and any notice seeking details of taxes withheld could be sent by I-T department only after the deal is complete. The department has been studying Section 9 (1) of the income tax law, which deals with indirect transfer provisions, to see if the benefits under the bilateral tax treaties with countries like Singapore and Mauritius, could be available for foreign investors selling stakes to Walmart. Singapore-registered Flipkart Pvt Ltd holds ma-
Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) to the Department of Industrial policy and Promotion (DIPP) alleging that US retail giant Walmart was ‘circumventing’ rules for a ‘back-door entry’ into India. The DIPP has referred SJM’s complaint to the Enforcement Directorate, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Comptetion Commission of India (CCI) and the income tax department. Besides, traders body CAIT too has complained to the Enforcement Directorate for alleged violation of the government’s foreign direct investment (FDI) policy. It has also approached the CCI, saying that the deal will create unfair competition and an uneven level playing field for domestic players.
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success of his disruptive telecom upstart Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. Then earlier this month, the tycoon unveiled plans to leverage his 215 million telecom subscribers to expand his e-commerce offerings, taking on the likes of Amazon. com Inc. and Walmart Inc. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s Ma has lost $1.4 billion in 2018. “We need to broaden our horizon of expectation with Reliance,” said Nitin Tiwari, a Mumbai-based analyst at Antique Stock Broking. “They are in for something really transformational.” Ambani, best known for executing large-scale projects, spearheaded construction of the world’s largest refining complex in Jamnagar, owns the mostwidespread mobile data network globally and claims to have India’s biggest as well as most-profitable retail firm. At this month’s annual shareholders’ meeting, Ambani said Reliance saw its “biggest growth opportunity in creating a hybrid, online-to-offline new commerce platform,” involving the group’s Reliance Retail Ltd. and Reliance Jio businesses.
to the letter saying they will fulfill all tax obligations,” an official said. H oweve r, t h e U S company has not yet approached the I-T department for consultation with regard to computation of tax liability, the official added. Significant shareholders in Flipkart, like SoftBank, Naspers, venture fund Accel Partners and eBay, have agreed to sell their shares. Also co-founder Sachin Bansal would be selling his stake to the US retail major. The tax department had earlier said that it would initiate action on the tax aspect of Walmart’s buyout of Flipkart only after the deal gets required regulatory clearances. Bengaluru-based ecommerce major Flipkart
New Delhi, Jul 13 (PTI): US retail giant Walmart has assured the Indian income tax department that it will fulfil all tax obligations on its proposed $ 16 billion Flipkart buyout, an official said Friday. In May, the I-T department had written to BentonvilleArkansas-based Walmart, saying that the US company can seek guidance about the tax liability under Section 195 (2) of the I-T Act. This was after Walmart, on May 9, announced that it will pay approximately $ 16 billion to buy about 77 percent stake in Flipkart. Under Section 195 of the Act, anyone making payment to nonresidents is required to deduct tax (commonly known as withholding tax). “Walmart has replied
Mumbai, Jul 13 (Agencies): Mukesh Ambani overtook Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma to become Asia’s richest person as he positions Reliance Industries Ltd. to disrupt the e-commerce space in India. The chairman of India’s refining-to-telecoms conglomerate, Ambani was estimated to be worth $44.3 billion on Friday with Reliance Industries Ltd. rising 1.6 percent to a record 1,099.8 rupees, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Ma’s wealth stood at $44 billion at close of trade on Thursday in the U.S., where the company is listed. Ambani has added $4 billion to his fortune this year as Reliance doubled its petrochemicals capacity and investors cheered the
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tops the list followed by China, Japan, Germany and Britain. The new calculations were arrived on the basis of Indian economy’s performance in 2017. India’s gross domestic product (GDP) was valued at USD 2.597 trillion at the end of 2017 overtaking the French economy, which was amounted at USD 2.582 trillion last year. “We have already seen a significant move up in India’s ranking in the ease of doing business and as a preferred investment destination. Today we stand to be tested in the midst of a global challenge thrown up
respective of religion, caste or community. The Congress provided India’s poor with slogan. Prime Minister Modi has given them resources. This will ensure faster growth and lead to a faster depletion in the poverty,” Jaitley added. He said the Congress party in 1970s and 1980s followed the model of “populist slogans” rather than “sound policy and actual expenditure for the welfare of the poor”. “The 1971 ‘Garibi Hatao’ model was one of redistribution of poverty rather than the generation of wealth and resources. The result of this misguided approach was that the lives of the poor did not move up significantly. “On the contrary, the present Prime Minister is a man of many words and many more actions. He announces stiff targets and programmes which at first sight appear to be difficult, if not impossible. He follows it up with the actual implementation and delivers the promise,” Jaitley said.
on account of the international crude oil prices and the trade war,” Jaitley said. Crude oil prices, which were around USD 66 a barrel, in April are now hovering around USD 75 a barrel. The Indian economy is estimated to grow at 7-7.5 per cent in the current fiscal, higher than 6.7 per cent growth clocked in 2017-18 fiscal. “The recently released World Bank data reveals that India has now become the sixth largest economy relegating France to the seventh position. Obviously, on account of disparity in the size of the population, there would be a very significant difference in the per capita of the two countries,” he said. The NDA government, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has ensured that rural India and the less privileged get the first right on resources and if this, along with increased expenditure, continues for the next decade the impact on India’s rural poor would be significant, he said. “This benefits all – ir-
New Delhi, Jul 13 (PTI): Union Minister Arun Jaitley Friday exuded confidence that India will pip Great Britain to become the fifth largest economy in the world next year if economic expansion continues at the projected rate. However, rising international crude oil prices and the global trade war would throw up challenges going forward, he said. “If we keep growing at the rate which is being projected, it is likely that next year we will be the fifth largest economy ahead of Great Britain,” Jaitley said in a Facebook post titled ‘The Congress Gave Slogans to Rural India - Prime Minister Modi Gave Resources’. “This is in consonance with the rest of the narrative. Being the fastest growing economy for the last four years, we can look at the next decade as one of economic expansion,” he added. A latest World Bank report has said that the Indian economy has become world’s sixth-biggest economy, pushing France to seventh place. The US
New Delhi, Jul 13 (PTI): India’s expor ts soared by 17.57 per cent to USD 27.7 billion in June but the trade deficit widened to a more than three-and ahalf-year high of USD 16.6 billion due to costlier crude oil imports. Imports too rose by 21.31 per cent to USD 44.3 billion during the month, according to the data released by the commerce ministry. The trade deficit in June 2018 is the highest since November 2014 when the gap was USD 16.86 billion. The deficit in June 2017 stood at USD 12.96 billion. During April-June this fiscal, exports rose by 14.21 per cent to USD 82.47 billion. Imports during the first quarter of the fiscal increased by 13.49 per cent to USD 127.41 billion, leaving a trade deficit of USD 44.94 billion. Expor ting sectors, which helped to push the shipments in June include petroleum products, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, gems and jewellery, and engineering goods. Oil imports during the month were up by 56.61 per cent to USD 12.73 billion. Gold imports in June dipped by about 3 per cent to USD 2.38 billion.
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US-UK relationship indispensable: Trump London, Jul 13 (Agencies): Donald Trump has insisted the US-UK relationship is “the highest level of special”, hours after he told the Sun Theresa May’s Brexit plan would kill a trade deal between the countries. Speaking alongside the PM, Mr Trump said Brexit was an “incredible opportunity” and “whatever” the UK did after it left the EU was “OK with me”. Mrs May said they had discussed plans for an “ambitious” trade agreement. Thousands of people are protesting in central London against his visit. A large balloon, portraying the president as a baby, has been floated in Parliament Square as part of the demonstrations. Other protests are due to take place across the UK on Friday and Saturday. At a news conference following talks at the prime minister’s country residence, Chequers, Mr Trump said: “The relationship between our two nations is indispensable to the cause of liberty, justice, and peace.” Mr Trump described Brexit as a “very tough situation... between the borders and the entries into the countries and all of the things”, saying: “The only thing I ask is that she work it out so that we can have very even trade”. Mrs May said the US
Mass grave found in Sri Lanka’s former war zone C o lo m b o, J u l 1 3 (PTI): A mass grave with 38 skeletons has been discovered in Sri Lanka’s former war zone where the government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels were engaged in pitched battles in 2009, officials said Friday. Skeletal remains of around 38 people have been found during the ground digging to build a new construction at the old cooperative store site in the north eastern town of Mannar. Following the discovery in late March, the site was kept under supervision of Mannar magistrate M Prabhakaran for further digging. While the judicial medical officers are carrying out investigations, the skeletal remains are being kept at the Mannar hospital. The construction site has been cordoned off, the police said. The town was occupied by the LTTE during Sri Lanka’s civil war between 1983 and 2009.
U.S. President Donald Trump with British Prime Minister Theresa May during their meeting at Chequers, in Buckinghamshire, England, Friday. (AP/PTI)
was “keen” to do a deal with the UK, adding: “We will do a trade deal with them and with others around the rest of the world”. She maintained the government’s Brexit agreement “delivers” on the referendum vote. Earlier, Mr Trump said he and Mrs May had spoken for an hour-and-a-half at the black-tie dinner, which he attended with his wife Melania at Blenheim Palace on Thursday evening. “I think we probably never developed a better relationship than last night,” he said. Earlier, thousands of protesters, mainly women,
have flooded the streets of central London in the first of the day’s demonstrations against against Donald Trump. The crowd is full of whistles, drums and the all important pots and pans that seem to have become a symbol of this movement. Whilst the mood is jovial, their motivation is serious. Most of those I’ve talked to are here because of Mr Trump’s immigration policies, especially after recent pictures from the Mexican border. There are also countless signs on his attitude to women. Mr Trump arrived at
the prime minister’s Buckinghamshire residence by helicopter after visiting the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, Berkshire, on Friday morning. Meanwhile, First Lady Melania Trump played bowls with the PM’s husband, Philip May, at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. She met Chelsea Pensioners and local children. During Thursday’s dinner, news broke that the Sun had published its interview with the president. Mr Trump - who has been a long-time supporter of Brexit - said Mrs May had not listened to his advice on how to do a Brexit deal,
saying: “I would have done it much differently.” Mr Trump also told the paper that former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson who disagrees with the PM on Brexit and resigned this week - would make a “great prime minister”, adding: “I think he’s got what it takes.” But at the Chequers news conference, Mr Trump said he had been responding to the Sun’s question about Mr Johnson as a possible prime minister, adding: “He has been very nice to me. He’s been saying very good things about me as president”. In the Sun, Mr Trump also renewed his criticism of London Mayor Sadiq Khan over last year’s terror attacks in London, saying he had done “a terrible job”. After it was published, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the president “likes and respects Prime Minister May very much”, adding that he had “never said anything bad about her”. Tom Newton Dunn, the Sun’s political editor who interviewed Mr Trump, said the US president seemed “sensitive” and knew about the “Trump baby” inflatable. “He’s really quite stung by the criticism he’s been getting,” said Mr Newton Dunn. “He knew all about the baby blimp. I think it hurt him.”
Many civilians among 54 dead in anti-IS strike in Syria, says monitor Beirut, Jul 13 (Agencies): An air strike on one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria has killed 54 people, more than half of them civilians, a war monitor said Friday. The US-led coalition fighting the jihadists said it or its allies may have carried out air raids in the area, and it was investigating the alleged civilian deaths. The raid late yesterday on an ice factory near the village of Al-Soussa close to the Iraqi border killed 28 civilians and 26 IS jihadists, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. It was not immediately clear if the raid on the eastern Deir Ezzor province was carried out by an Iraqi plane or the coalition, the monitor said. In a written statement, the US-led alliance said: “The coalition or our partner forces may have conducted strikes in the vicinity of Al-Soussa and Baghour Fukhani” yesterday. “We are forwarding the report to our Civilian Casualty Cell for further assessment on this allegation,” it said. Iraqi warplanes have recently carried out strikes
expelled from most urban centres in Syria, but analysts say they have retained their ability to pounce from the desert. Last month, an IS incursion into the town of Albu Kamal on the west of the Euphrates left dozens of pro-regime fighters dead. Attacks spiked after the jihadists were evacuated from their last bastion outside Damascus in May, many heading to the Badiya desert, the Observatory said. IS also has a presence in the northwestern province of Idlib, as well as in the southwestern province of Daraa where it has been battling opposition fighters in recent days. The government and rebels last week announced a ceasefire agreement as the regime moves to retake control of the whole of the province, but IS is excluded from that deal. The jihadists hold a corner of territory in Daraa on the border with Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Overnight Wednesday-Thursday, they seized the nearby village of Heet from rebels who had agreed to hand over their heavy weapons to the regime after deadly clashes.
Sharif, daughter arrested in graft Japan struggles to restore water to flood-hit towns case as they return to Pakistan
Lahore, Jul 13 (PTI): Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam were arrested tonight upon their return to the country after their conviction in one of the three corruption cases against the powerful political family, less than two weeks before the country goes to polls. The plane carrying Sharif, the supremo of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz, and Maryam landed at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal Airport at 9:15 IST, nearly three hours late from the scheduled arrival. The Etihad Airways flight EY243 arrived here from Abu Dhabi. Earlier they flew to the UAE capital from London, where Sharif’s wife Kulsoom, suffering from throat cancer, is battling for her life. According to an airport official, they surrendered before a team of the country’s anti-graft body -- The National Accountability Bureau -- without any resistance. “They will be transported to Islamabad by an helicopter,” he said. Sharif reportedly re-
fused to sit in the vehicle of the Rangers to get to the airport terminal. Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials took their passport for immigration. According to media reports, dozens of security officials entered the plane after it landed and asked other passengers to leave. The duo’s passports were seized by a three-member FIA team, and both were permitted to meet Begum Shamim Akhtar, Sharif ’s mother, in the Haj Lounge. The two were convicted on July 6 in the Evenfield properties case linked to the Sharif family’s ownership of four luxury flats in London. Both Sharif, 68, and Maryam, 44, have been sentenced by an accountability court to 10 and 7 years in prison respectively. The Sharif family is now facing two more corruption cases in the accountability court — Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investments — in which they are accused of money laundering, tax evasion and hiding offshore assets.
Sharif and Maryam are expected to be sent to Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi tonight. Around 10,000 police officers have been deployed across the city to maintain law and order. The Punjab government has suspended mobile and internet services in Lahore. Sharif ’s PML-N party, led by its President and Sharif ’s younger brother Shahbaz, today managed to take out a rally despite imposition of section 144 that bars assembly of more than five people. Earlier, media reports and an official of the Civil Aviation Authority had said their plane was diverted to Islamabad to avoid any law and order situation in Lahore as a large number of the PML-N workers were heading in hundreds of vehicles to the city to cheer up their leader. The rally kicked off at the Lohari Gate in the afternoon and could manage to proceed a few kilometers as party workers struggled to remove cargo containers on their way.
KURASHIKI, Jul 13 (Agencies): Municipal workers in western Japan struggled on Friday to restore water supplies a week after floods caused by a record downpour killed more than 200 people in the worst such disaster in 36 years. Communities that grappled with rising floodwaters last week now find themselves battling scorching summer temperatures well above 30 degrees Celsius (86°F), as foulsmelling garbage piles up in mud-splattered streets, reports Reuters. “We need the water supply back,” said Hiroshi Oka, 40, a resident helping to clean up the Mabi district in one of the hardest-hit areas, the city of Kurashiki, where more than 200,000 households have gone without water for a week. “What we are getting is a thin stream of water, and we can’t flush toilets or wash our hands,” he added, standing over a 20-liter (4.4gallon) plastic tank that was only partly filled after almost four hours of waiting. Water has been restored to some parts of the district, a city official
told Reuters, but he did not know when normal operations would resume, as engineers were trying to locate pipeline ruptures. More than 70,000 military, police and firefighters have fanned out to tackle the aftermath of the floods. There have been 204 deaths, the government said, with dozens missing. Large piles of tatami straw mats, chairs and bookcases could be seen all over Mabi. The smell of leaked gasoline, mixed with a sour smell of mud and debris, filled the air. The weather has fueled concerns that residents, many still in temporary evacuation centers, may suffer heat stroke or illness as hygiene levels deteriorate. Shizuo Yoshimoto, a doctor making the rounds at evacuation centers, said an urgent challenge was to bring necessary drugs to patients with diabetes and high blood pressure who were forced from their homes or whose clinics are closed. “There are quite a few cases where patients are unable to get a hold of drugs,” he said. “So one issue is how to maintain
ping bag. More than 70,000 military, police and firefighters have fanned out to help with the rescue operation. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the government spokesman, urged people in flood-hit areas to guard against thunderstorms.
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der parachutes. The capsule features six observation windows Blue Origin says are nearly three times as tall as those on a Boeing Co <BA.N> 747 jetliner. Blue Origin has completed eight test flights of the vertical take-off and landing New Shepard from its launch pad in Texas, but none with passengers aboard. Two flights have included a test dummy the company calls “Mannequin Skywalker.” The company will do the first test in space of its capsule escape system, which propels the crew to safety should the booster explode, “within weeks,” one of the employees said. Blue Origin, whose Latin motto means “step by step, ferociously,” is working towards making civilian space flight an important niche in the global space economy, alongside satellite services and government exploration projects, already worth over $300 billion a year.
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Elderly people are seen at a shelter in Mabicho district, Kurashiki, in Okayama Prefecture on Friday. (Kyodo)
Ticket to first space travel flight likely to cost $200, 000 SE A T T L E , J u l 1 3 (Agencies): Jeff Bezos’ rocket company plans to charge passengers about $200,000 (151,280 pounds) to $300,000 for its first trips into space next year, two people familiar with its plans told Reuters. Potential customers and the aerospace industry have been eager to learn the cost of a ticket on Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle, to find out if it is affordable and whether the company can generate enough demand to make a profit on space tourism. Executives at the company, started by Amazon. com Inc <AMZN.O> founder Bezos in 2000, told a business conference last month they planned test flights with passengers on the New Shepard soon, and to start selling tickets next year. The company, based about 20 miles (32 km) south of Seattle, has made public the general design of the vehicle - comprising a launch
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S t P e t e r s bu rg, Jul13 (Agencies): England manager Gareth Southgate admits the World Cup third-place play-off is a game that no team wants to play, but Saturday’s match against Belgium offers the chance to finish the tournament on a winning note. A gut-wrenching 2-1 loss to Croatia after extratime denied England a shot at a second World Cup triumph, instead setting up a consolation game against familiar foes Belgium. Roberto Martinez’s
side, who were beaten 1-0 by France in the last four, topped Group G ahead of England after an Adnan Januzaj goal settled a low-key encounter in Kaliningrad. That game saw both coaches heavily rotate their teams, and a similar scenario is likely in Saint Petersburg, with several fringe players pushing for a start. “The honest thing is, it’s not a game any team wants to play in,” said Southgate, whose side have drawn praise for the way
they have briefly united a country bitterly divided over Brexit. However, he insisted that will not alter England’s approach as they look to achieve their best finish since they won the competition in 1966. “We’ll want to give a performance of huge pride, there’s no question about that,” said Southgate. “Every time we wear the shirt of our national team we want to play with pride, we want to play well and we want to win.” Reserve goalkeepers
Jack Butland and Nick Pope are the only two members of England’s 23-man squad yet to feature in Russia, as Southgate stuck with the same line-up throughout the knockout phase. For Belgium and their “golden generation”, many of the key players should return for the 2022 World Cup, even if Vincent Kompany and Jan Vertonghen will probably be gone by then. Martinez, who signed an extension until after Euro 2020 in May, can guide Belgium to the nation’s best result at the
2 medals assured for India at Golden Gloves boxing
Team Taurus from Kohima after defeating Maligaon District 56-24 at the ongoing Northeast Open Basketball Tournament at Narangi SFS School, Guwahati on Friday. Team Taurus have cleared the league round and are now in the knockout stage. The 3-day tournament is being organised by D’Ravagers.
No positive drug tests at WC: FIFA
Moscow, Jul 13 (IANS): FIFA has confirmed that all the dope tests carried out before and during the 2018 World Cup finals have returned negative. The testing programme was the “largest ever conducted for a FIFA World Cup,” with a preliminary testing pool of 1,500 players who were thought to be candidates to represent their countries this summer. The regular tests were carried out and complimented by FIFA’s “use of the athlete biological
passport programme,” in order “to detect potential deviations that may indicate an abuse of performanceenhancing drugs. FIFA explained every player who took part in the World Cup “was tested in unannounced controls before the competition and further systematic tests have been performed during it, both with post-match controls and on non-matchdays,” and that 90 percent of tests were “targeted.” Since January 2018,
a total of 2,037 tests have been carried out to produce a total of 3,985, blood, urine and serum samples: 2,761 of those samples were collected directly by FIFA in unannounced controls before the World Cup kicked off and 626 were collected during the tournament. Every player from the last four teams tested an average of 4.41 times since the start of 2018 and some have undergone 8 tests. All of the samples will now be guarded for 10 years.
New Delhi, Jul 13 (PTI): Akash Kumar (56kg) and Lalita (69kg) assured India of two medals at the 36th Golden Glove of Vojvodina youth boxing tournament after advancing to the semifinals of the event in Serbia. Akash advanced to the last-four stage with a 4-1 triumph over Montenegero’s Edin Alkovic, while Lalita made it after a 5-0 win against Russia’s Viktoriia Bireva in her semifinal contest. Losing in the women’s quarterfinals was Jony (60kg), who was beaten by Germany’s Stefanie Berge. In the men’s 69kg category, Vijaydeep defeated Marius Citu of Romania 5-0 to enter the quarterfinals. Ankit (60kg) made the quarters with a 5-0 win over Kazakhstan’s Bek Spandiyar. Also advancing was Nitin Kumar (75kg) with a 4-1 win over Romania’s Simon Florin. In the women’s draw, Anamika (51kg) defeated Hungary’s Hanna Lakotar to make the last-eight stage.
Kaif announces retirement from competitive cricket New Delhi, Jul 13 (PTI): Mohammad Kaif announced his retirement from all forms of competitive cricket Friday, almost 12 years after he last played for the Indian team in which he stood out as much for his acrobatic fielding as for his effective middle-order batting. The 37-year-old Kaif played 13 Tests and 125 ODIs for India and will always be remembered for his match-winning knock of 87 at the Lord’s during the epic Natwest Trophy final in 2002. “I’m writing to you today to announce my retirement from all forms of first-class cricket,” Kaif intimated acting president CK Khanna and acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary in an email. He was a part of the Indian team that reached the World Cup final in South Africa. Along with Yuvraj Singh, Kaif was among the stars to emerge from the U-19 India stable after leading the Colts to a maiden Junior World Cup triumph in 2000. Kaif, who has won the
Mohammad Kaif Ranji Trophy for UP, last played first class cricket for Chattisgarh. “I am retiring today as it’s been 16 years since the historic NatWest Trophy win in which I was glad to play my part, and I’d like to remember that as I bow out,” he wrote. “I am grateful for the opportunity to have worn the India cap, and to have gone on to play 125 ODIs and 13 Tests for India, and for several other moments.” Kaif will always be remembered as being one of the finest fielders that India has ever produced. During the five years that he was an India regu-
lar, it was his electric reflexes inside the 30 yard circle, especially the cover region, that made him special. Along with Yuvraj Singh at point, Kaif formed the backbone of Indian fielding during the time Sourav Ganguly led the Indian cricketing renaissance. One of the fittest cricketers of his time, a batting average of 32 in 125 ODIs, with only two hundreds, don’t tell the story of Kaif ’s fighting abilities coming at No 6 or 7 with only few deliveries to play. In his 13 Test appearances, Kaif logged 2753 runs at an average of 32.01, including two hundreds and 17 half-centuries. Apart from his Lord’s knock, Kaif ’s hundred against Zimbabwe in the Champions Trophy 2002 will also remain in memory as he lifted the team from the dumps after the top order found itself back in the pavilion for less than 100 on the board. However, issues with his technique made him vulnerable against top qual-
ity pacers, something that was exposed thoroughly during the 2006 tour of South Africa. He never played for India again but remained a quality player in domestic cricket leading UP for many years. He finished with 7581 first class runs with 15 hundreds across 129 matches. Kaif is already a cricket analyst and a respected hindi commentator.
PV Sindhu Ba n g ko k , J u l 1 3 (PTI): Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu progressed to the women’s singles semifinals after knocking out Malaysia’s Soniia Cheah in straight games at the $350,000 Thailand Open World Tour Super 500 tournament on Friday. The second-seeded Indian continued her consistent performance with a 21-17, 21-13 win over world no. 35 Soniia in a 36-minute clash. The world no. three Indian will next face Indonesia’s Gregoria
Lo n d o n, J u l 1 3 (Agencies): Antonio Conte has been sacked by Chelsea after months of speculation over his future. The Italian had a year remaining on his contract but leaves after two seasons in charge, a spell in which he won the Premier League and FA Cup with the west London club. Chelsea said in a statement, “During Antonio’s time at the club, we won our sixth league title and eighth FA Cup.” “In the title winning season, the club set a then-record 30 wins in a 38-game Premier League season, as well as a club-record 13 consecutive league victories. We wish Antonio every success in his future career.” It was reported on Thursday that Conte was no longer head coach and speculation the end was near further intensified when Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas and former Blues captain John Terry paid tribute to Conte on
fifth Premier League title since Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003. But the Italian could not build on that first season and his frustration became evident when Chelsea failed to land the signings he wanted to embark on a Premier League title defence. Conte did little to hide his dissent over Chelsea’s transfer business in the summer of 2017 and winter of 2017-18, claiming “the
Antonio Conte social media. Confirmation from the club finally came on Friday morning and could pave the way for the arrival of Maurizio Sarri. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis claimed on Wednesday that a deal was almost done, saying: “Sarri is close to being new Chelsea manager. My lawyers are in talks with his lawyers to finalise everything.” Conte still had 12 months left on a revised deal he signed last summer after delivering the
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hit long. The Malaysian saved a game point before Sindhu sealed the first game with a smash. After the change of sides, Sindhu moved to a 6-3 lead, but Soniia came back to level at 8-8 after the Indian committed a few unforced errors. Sindhu managed to grab an 11-9 lead at the interval before taking nine straight points to zoom to surge ahead. Soniia managed to stay alive by saving three match points before Sindhu sealed the issue with a stunning smash.
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Solicitor General - a law officer of the Central government which is the receiver of the disputed land. Describing the shift in the stand of the Uttar Pradesh government as a â€œbreach of faithâ€?, Dhavan said that there was no delay on the part of the Muslim litigants in flagging the issue and they did it in the first instance when the opportunity arose. It were the Hindu litigants who had relied upon the 1994 judgment during the hearing of the title suit of the disputed site before the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court. The senior counsel took exception to senior counsel K. Parasaran telling the court on May 17 that
for Muslims â€œMakkah and Madinah alone are places of particular significanceâ€? as pilgrimage centres but such was not the case with Ayodhya/Babri Masjid. Describing it as invidious argument, Dhavan said this meant that for the Muslims and Christians, their centre of pilgrimages were overseas and thousands of churches and mosques could be closed. This also amounted to saying that Hindus were protected by the Article 25 of the constitution but not the Muslims and Christians and â€œWe (the Hindus) are superior and everything belongs to usâ€?. Dhavan described as an indulgent act of â€œcharityâ€? the offer by the Shia Waqf Board to move out of the disputed site in return for a site for a new mosque. He said the 1994 judgment needed to be revisited as the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court relied on this in deciding the Ayodhya title suit by which the disputed 2.77 acres site was ordered to be divided between the Nirmohi Akhara, the Lord Ram deity and the Sunni Waqf Board.
Uâ€™khand to bring law to give death penalty to rapists of minor girls
Unnao rape case: CBI charges MLA under Arms Act
D e h r ad u n / K a shipur, Jul 12 (PTI): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat today said the state government will bring a legislation in the next session of the state Assembly to make a provision for capital punishment for the rapists of minor girls. The chief minister announced this while addressing the working committee meeting of the state BJP at Kashipur in Udham Singh Nagar district. Rawat said the state government was concerned over the growing incidents of crimes against minor girls and stricter laws were needed to check them. â€œThe state government will ensure that those who perpetrate rape on minor girls are sent to the gallows. Efforts are underway to
Senior Counsel Rajeev Dhavan and Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra. (file)
lam needed to be revisited. â€œThe question of essential practice was totally alien to the case before the top court bench in 1994,â€? he said. Appearing for the lead petitioner M. Siddiqui represented by his legal heir, Dhavan assailed the Uttar Pradesh government for abandoning its neutrality and pointing fingers at Muslim litigants for making â€œbelated effortsâ€? seeking a relook at the 1994 Ismail Farooqui judgment that had said that mosques were not an integral part of religious practice of offering prayers. He told the court that the neutrality had been broken by the Uttar Pradesh government which was represented by the Additional
Trivendra Singh Rawat (file)
make strict laws in this regard so that such crimes are reined in,â€? the chief minister said. A legislation will be brought in the next session of the state Assembly to make an Act in this regard, he said. Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana have already approved the provision of capital punishment for those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 years or less. The Criminal Law
(Amendment) Bill, 2018, which provides for stringent punishment including death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years, will be introduced in the monsoon session of Parliament beginning July 18. Meanwhile, Rawat also asked the party workers to strengthen the organisation at the booth level and create awareness among people about the public welfare programmes initiated by Narendra Modi government for the success of mission 2019. The BJP government has â€œkept its promiseâ€? of giving a corruption-free administration, Rawat said. He said they have to fulfil BJP chief Amit Shahâ€™s dream of winning 350 seats in the 2019 general elections.
Lu c kn ow, J u l 1 3 (AGENCIES): Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed a charge sheet against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for falsely framing in an arms case the father of minor girl from Unnao who accused him of rape. Nine others were named in the CBI charge sheet, including three policemen â€” then station officer of Makhi police station Ashok Bhaduria, sub-inspector Kamta Prasad Singh and constable Amir Khan. The MLAâ€™s brother Atul Singh Sengar and their aides Shailendra Singh, Vineet Mishra, Birendra Singh, Ram Sharan Singh and Shashi Pratap Singh have also been named. The MLA is accused of framing the minorâ€™s father in an Arms Act case in collusion with the local police.
Officers refusing to pay lawyers, says Sisodia
Narendra Modi loses nearly 3 lakh Twitter followers; Rahul Gandhi 17k
New Delhi, Jul 13 (IANS): A day after the Delhi government restored its panel of advocates in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia alleged that IAS officers were refusing to pay the bills of the advocates on BJPâ€™s orders. â€œNow, BJP gets officers to stall payment of bills to lawyers who appeared for Delhi government in SC (Supreme Court). IAS officers refuse to pay bills of lawyers,â€? Sisodia tweeted. Terming the action shocking, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the central government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was putting pressure on the officers as they lost the case in the apex court. â€œAbsolutely shocking. Because central government lost the case in SC, is it right for them to stall payments to Delhi government lawyers who appeared in that case, by pressurizing Delhi government officers? Does it not amount to obstructing the administration of justice?â€? asked the deputy chief minister. Kejriwal government has been at loggerheads with the beareaucrats for quite sometime now.
New Delhi, Jul 13 (IANS): As Twitter began sanitising its platform by removing inactive and locked accounts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lost nearly 300,000 followers while Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi lost over 17,000 followers. The number of Modiâ€™s followers went down to 43.1 million from 43.4 million. According to SocialBlade.com that tracks the number of Twitter followers on a daily basis, Modiâ€™s personal Twitter handle (@ narendramodi) lost 2,84,746 followers. The official handle (@ PMOIndia) lost 140,635 followers. Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) has lost 17,503 followers while Congress leader Shashi Tharoor lost 1,51,509 followers. The micro-blogging platform was yet to come up with an official statement on this. Twitter earlier this week announced it will remove locked accounts -which are disabled owing to suspicious activity -- from follower counts across profiles globally. The move is likely to affect high-profile users the most. With this clean-up
New Delhi, Jul 13 (IANS): A special court on Friday ordered framing of an additional charge of abetment of bribery against industrialist and senior Congress leader Naveen Jindal and others in a coal block allocation case. The court was hearing the case related to the allocation of Jharkhandâ€™s Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block to Jindal Steel and Gagan Sponge. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Bharat Parashar fixed August 16 for the formal framing of charges against the accused. On April 29, 2016, the court had ordered framing of charges against the former MP and others under various sections -- criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, cheating and criminal misconduct. But it had not included bribery charges.
New Delhi, Jul 13 (PTI): Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy returned to the Congress fold today, four years after quitting the party. Congressâ€™ communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala announced Reddyâ€™s return to the party after the former chief minister met party president Rahul Gandhi at his residence today. Reddy, along with many of his associates, met the party chief and decided that they would work for strengthening the Congress, Surjewala said. AICC Andhra Pradesh in-charge Oommen Chandy, APCC chief N Raghuveera Reddy and former Union minister M M Pallam Raju were also present during Kiran Red-
dyâ€™s meeting with Gandhi. Speaking to reporters after joining the Congress, Kiran Reddy asserted that unless a Congress government comes back in Delhi, justice will not be done to the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. â€œImplementation of the Reorganisation Act, special status, special incentives -- all this will be possible only if the Congress comes back to power. The present Indian government, the state government and the opposition parties have failed miserably to implement the Reorganisation Act,â€? he said. Assurances given by the then prime minister Manmohan Singh in Rajya Sabha should also be implemented in totality, he said. Expressing his happiness on retur ning to
the Congress fold, Kiran Reddy said he cannot be separated from the party because whatever identity he has got was because of the Congress. Chandy, welcoming Kiran Reddy into the party said, â€œWhen he was the chief minister, he did many good things for the state, especially for the welfare of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. He did a lot of things for the development of Andhra Pradesh.â€? Later, briefing reporters, Surjewala said the Congress was committed to get Andhra Pradesh special status. Asked if the Congress would support a no-confidence motion against the government over the issue of special status to Andhra Pradesh in the upcoming
Monsoon Session of Parliament, he said the decision will be taken by the Congress Parliamentary party. K i r a n Re d dy h a d quit as chief minister and the Congress in February 2014, protesting against the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. His meeting with the Congress chief came following talks with the partyâ€™s leaders over two months. Kiran Reddy, the last chief minister of united Andhra Pradesh, had floated the Jai Samaikya Andhra party after quitting the Congress. He fought the 2014 elections, but failed to make a mark. Interestingly, Kiran Reddyâ€™s younger brother Kishore Kumar joined the TDP a few months ago.
exercise, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) has lost 74,132 followers. While BJP President Amit Shah was left poorer by 33,363 followers, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has lost 91,555 followers. Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah has lost 21,878 followers, SocialBlade.com showed. While Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani lost 41,280 Twitter followers, the number of followers BJP leader Subramanian Swamy lost on the platform also stood at nearly 41,000. Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav saw a drop of over 2200 in his number of followers on the microblogging site. Tibetan spiritual leader
the Dalai Lama lost 377,233 Twitter followers and yoga guru Ramdev had 7,529 less followers on Twitter on Friday, according to SocialBlade.com. US President Donald Trump lost about 100,000 of his 53.4 million followers and former President Barack Obama lost about 400,000 from his 104 million. â€œWe understand this may be hard for some, but we believe accuracy and transparency make Twitter a more trusted service for public conversation,â€? Vijaya Gadde, Twitterâ€™s Legal, Policy and Trust and Safety Head, said in a blog post earlier this week. The locked accounts are different from spam or bots and in most cases, these accounts were created by real people.
Coal scam: Jindal to be framed under bribery charges
to appear Former Andhra CM Reddy rejoins Congress Anshu before Delhi
Former chief minister of united Andhra Pradesh N Kiran Kumar Reddy (3rd Left) with Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other leaders while re-joining the party, in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI)
Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi. (file)
New Delhi, Jul 13 (IANS): The Delhi High Court on Friday asked Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash to appear before the Delhi Assembly committee. Justice Vibhu Bakhru warned the Chief Secretary and two other bureaucrats that if they failed to appear before the committee, then it would issue contempt action against them as they are officers and bound to appear before all the committees. The court direction came on a submission by the counsel for Delhi Assembly Committee that the three officers were taking advantage of the courtâ€™s earlier order restraining the authorities from taking action against them and they were neither appearing nor responding to the queries asked of them. The court on March 9 asked the panels not to take coercive steps against the officers. The court was hearing Prakashâ€™s plea challenging the notice issued by the Committee which had asked him to appear before it. â€œIt is clarified that the petitioners (bureaucrats) shall participate in the proceedings of the panels without prejudice to their rights and contentions,â€? the court said.
Later, Jindal Steelâ€™s then advisor Anand Goel, Nihar Stocks Ltd Director BSN Suryanarayan and Mumbaiâ€™s Essar Power Ltd Executive Vice-Chairman Sushil Kumar Maroo, JSPLâ€™s Deputy Manager (Finance) Siddharth Madra and Deputy General Manager Rajeev Aggarwal were chargesheeted as acccused in a supplementary chargesheet. The court also ordered framing of charges under criminal conspiracy against Goel,
Suryanarayan and Maroo. However, it has discharged Madra and Rajeev Aggarwal. The CBI has alleged that the five were actively involved in the transfer of Rs 2 crore from Jindal Realty, New Delhi Exim, to a company controlled by former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayana Rao, in lieu of favour in the allotment of Jharkhandâ€™s coal block to Jindal Steel and Gagan Sponge. In April 2015, the
CBI named Rao, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, former Coal Secretary H.C. Gupta, Jindal Realty Director Rajeev Jain, Gagan Sponge Directors Girish Kumar Juneja and R.K. Saraf and Sowbhagya Mediaâ€™s Managing Director K. Ramakrishna as accused in the case. Of the five private companies named in the chargesheet, four are based in Delhi and one in Hyderabad. The accused have denied the charges.
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â€˜Hindu Talibanâ€™ destroyed Babri Masjid: Sunni Waqf Board to SC New Delhi, Jul 13 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Friday was told that just as the statue of Bamiyan Buddha was destroyed by the Afghan Taliban, similarly the Hindu Taliban razed the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992. â€œJust as Bamiyan Buddha was destroyed by Afghan Taliban, same way Babri Masjid was destroyed by Hindu Taliban,â€? the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice S. Abdul Nazeer was told by senior counsel Rajeev Dhavan. â€œNo faith has a right to destroy a mosque,â€? Dhavan said, assailing the argument by the Hindu side that no equity survived once the mosque had gone (razed). â€œIt canâ€™t be, should not be argued that no equity lies and there is nothing left to be decided once it (mosque) has been destroyed,â€? Dhavan told the bench. Dhavan said this to the three-judge bench while advancing arguments that the 1994 top court judgment that had said that offering namaz in a mosque was not an essential practice of Is-
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Mehbooba Mufti warns against splitting PDP; party men disagree
Former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti (file)
Srinagar, Jul 13 (PTI): In her first public appearance after resigning as Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti today said any attempt by the Centre to “engineer” a split in her party will have “extremely dangerous” consequences. Mehbooba resigned as chief minister on June 19 after the BJP pulled out of the coalition with the PDP in the state and withdrew support to her government. “My party is strong, there are differences which can be resolved. However, if there are any attempts to engineer a split in the PDP like it was done in 1987 to commit robbery on people’s vote and to crush the MUF (Muslim United Front), the results will be
extremely dangerous,” she told reporters here. Mehbooba also recalled that the events post the 1987 Assembly elections had “created” Syed Salahuddin, the supremo of the banned Hizbul Mujahideen, and Mohammad Yasin Malik, the pro-Independence JKLF chief. Salahuddin is now based in Pakistan. “There are differences in every party like there are differences in every family and these can be addressed... “There can be no splits without Delhi’s involvement. In 1987, the robbery on people’s vote created one Salahuddin and one Yasin Malik,” the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief said. Mehbooba was talking to reporters at the Martyrs’
Gujarat BJP VP resigns after rape accusation
Jayanti Bhanushali (file)
Ahmedabad, Jul 13 (PTI) Former MLA Jayanti Bhanushali has resigned as the vice president of Gujarat BJP following an accusation of rape against him. The 53-year-old leader from Kutch district denied the allegation in his resignation letter sent to the state BJP president, Jitu Vaghani, and claimed it was a conspiracy to malign his image. Vaghani today accepted the resignation, the BJP said in a statement. Bhanushali had represented Abdasa Assembly constituency in Kutch from 2007 to 2012.
“It appears that this application (to police) is a conspiracy to malign my image. Baseless allegations have been made against me and my family. Till the time I am cleared of the charges, I urge the party to relieve me of my responsibilities,” Bhanushali said in the letter. A 21-year-old woman, resident of Surat, submitted an application seeking registration of a rape case against Bhanushali to the police commissioner’s office on July 10. No FIR has been registered in the case yet, said Surat police commissioner Satish Sharma. “We have forwarded the application to Kapodra police station in the city for further action,” he added. The woman alleged that Bhanushali raped her on several occasions since last November after making a false promise of securing admission for her in a reputed fashion designing college.
Graveyard at Naqshband Sahib after paying tributes to those killed in firing by soldiers of Dogra Maharaja Hari Singh on this day in 1931 during protests against his autocratic rule. This was her first public appearance in the state after she resigned as chief minister. After the government fell, several PDP legislators raised a banner of revolt against Mehbooba’s leadership and accused her of nepotism and favouritism
during her tenure as chief minister. Reacting to Mehbooba’s statement, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said it would not matter to Kashmiris if the PDP breaks up. “Let me put this out here for all to remember NOT ONE NEW MILITANT WILL BE CREATED WITH THE BREAK UP OF THE PDP. People will not mourn the demise of a party created in Delhi only to divide the votes of Kashmiris,” he tweeted.
Five PDP dissidents disagree with Mehbooba
Whispers of discontent within Mehbooba Mufti’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are getting louder. On Friday, five dissident leaders -- three MLAs and two from the legislative council -- expressed their disagreement with the former Chief Minister’s statement in which she has said any attempt to break her party would produce more militants. The dissidents -- Javaid Hussain Baig, Imran Ansari, Abdul Majid Paddar, Yasir Rishi and Saifuddin Bhat -- addressed a joint media conference in Srinagar today. Baig, Ansari and Paddar are members of the state assembly while Yasir Rishi and Saifuddin Bhat are from the legislativ e council, the upper house of state’s bicameral legislature. Javaid Hussain Baig, MLA from Baramulla assembly constituency, said: “Let me make it clear that there are no militants in the PDP today nor were there any in the past. We are committed to the fact that the state’s accession to India is final”. Baig denied the dissidents had left the PDP. “We have not resigned from the basic membership of the party nor have we been served any show-cause by the party president,” Baig said. Imran Ansari, MLA from north Kashmir’s Pattan, said: “We have been against family rule and there has not been any change in our stand. We will try and bring in basic reforms in the party”.
Will Shah apologise for UP MLA’s remark on rape: Sena
Mumbai, Jul 13 (PTI): The Shiv Sena today asked whether BJP president Amit Shah would apologise for his party’s UP MLA’s remark that even Lord Ram cannot curb rapes. The Sena’s poser came a day after the BJP sought an apology from Congress president Rahul Gandhi for Shashi Tharoor’s ‘Hindu Pakistan’ remark. “Tharoor said if the BJP wins the 2019 (Lok Sabha) polls, India will become ‘Hindu Pakistan’. In short, if (Narendra) Modi is voted to power again, India will be declared a Hindu rashtra (nation). “This is RSS’s agenda, which Tharoor has only expressed from the Congress platform,” the Sena said in an editorial in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’. The Lok Sabha MP from Thiruvananthapuram, Tharoor, had set off a political controversy on Wednesday with his remark that if voted to power again, the BJP will rewrite the Constitution and pave the way for creation of a “Hindu Pakistan”. Yesterday, the BJP had demand an apology from Gandhi for the “attack on Indian democracy and Hindus”. “The BJP wants Congress president Gandhi to apologise for Tharoor’s remarks. But one needs to understand that Tharoor is only speaking the language of the BJP,” the Sena said.
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Govt will use ‘Goonda Act’ to crack down on drug menace: K’taka Dy CM Bengaluru, Jul 13 (PTI): Karnataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara said today the government would not hesitate to invoke the ‘Goonda Act’ against drug peddlers to crack down “mercilessly” on the drug menace and asserted that he would not allow the state to become “another Punjab.” “We have not come to Punjab-like situation. We should not come to such situation. If we don’t take precautions now, we may go to that situation,” Parameshwara said while replying to a short duration discussion on the issuein the assembly. Parameshwara, who also holds the charge of Home ministry, said he would not allow Karnataka to become another Punjab, where drug menace is rampant. He said immediate steps need to be taken to stop the menace. “I will not allow Karnataka to become another Punjab. I want to assure that all necessary steps will be taken within the framework of law. I will take action mercilessly,” Parameshwara said. The minister said he had held a meeting with senior police officers and directed them to keep a strict vigil on such activities. “I have told officials that if they close their eyes and allow such activities
DRI busts Rs 2k cr ponzi scam racket in Mumbai
Mumbai, Jul 13 (PTI): The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted an estimated Rs 2,000-crore money laundering racket at the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) here and arrested four people, officials said today. The racket was unearthed after the DRI recently conducted raids at the BDB at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) here following a tip off and intercepted consignments of rough diamonds of “low quality” with a declared value of Rs 156 crore. However, a revaluation of these diamonds found that they were worth only about Rs 1.2 crore. “The revaluation done by experts ascertained that these rough diamonds were of inferior quality and worth only about Rs 1.2 crore, as against their declared value of Rs 156 crore,” an official said. During the probe, it came to light that these
rough diamonds were imported from overseas markets like Hong Kong and Dubai in connivance with the exporters and they were shown to have been procured at grossly overvalued prices, he said. According to officials, the racket is estimated to have laundered an estimated Rs 2,000 crore through such over-invoicing. Four people have been arrested so far and cash worth Rs 10 lakh, demand drafts amounting to Rs 2.2 crore, cheque books, Aadhaar cards and PAN cards were recovered during the raids, he added. The four arrested accused used to get the declared value of the consignments approved as the fair value, with the help of some members of the panel of diamond valuers, the official said. Reacting to the development, BDB Vice-President Mehul Shah expressed shock over the racket, though
the industry body GJEPC said its members acted as “whistle-blowers” in uncovering this malpractice. “No one in the industry had heard of these arrested valuers and we are surprised how they were valuing diamonds. Our industry is very small and people know each other,” Shah said. Shah said valuers also work with the customs department, where nobody from the industry is allowed. “Inside, there is no role of any trade body,” he said. “In a day or two things will become clear and we have full confidence in the investigating agencies and government departments,” Shah added. The Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) said in a statement it was unfortunate that a group of people who were not its members used the gem and jewellery product as a conduit for money laundering and other mal-
practices. The GJEPC said the custom house agents and a large part of valuers were not recommended or referred to by the apex industry body as part of trade valuation panel at the customs. “As the apex organisation entrusted with the welfare of over 6,000 members and more than 5 million livelihoods dependent on this industry, we have been taking initiatives time and again to sensitise the government about any irregularities,” the GJEPC said. During the past months, the GJEPC, established by the industry and commerce ministry, has engaged in a sustained campaign in exposing malpractices, it said. “We have sensitised the government on large overvaluation of several imports from Hong Kong, along with proof of such over-valuations. In fact, GJEPC members acted as whistle-blowers in uncovering this malpractice.
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to take place, I will not tolerate,”he said. Expressing surprise over recent findings that drugs were being supplied from Bengaluru to different places, he said it is a “big network.” The deputy chief minister said a jointmeeting of police, health, excise and education department would be called to discuss efforts to stop the menace. Stressing the need for a strong national debate on the drug menace, he said the central government has to bring in a strong national law on this issue that includes death penalty as a provision. Responding to a demand by opposition BJP members, including leaders B S Yeddyurappa and R Ashoka, for invoking the “Goonda Act” against those involved in drug peddling, he said “We will even slap the goonda act depending on the case, against drug peddlers, kingpins. We will not tolerate.” Agreeing with the views expressed by some
members that some foreign students were involved in supply of drugs in the city, he said police had been directed to keep a strong vigil on them and deport those whose visa has expired. Intervening, Health Minister Shivananda Patil said steps would be taken to ensure that there was proper consultation and coordination between police, health and excise departments to control the drug menace. Raising the issue, Ashoka said supply of drugs had become a “business” in cities like Bengaluru, Hubballi, Belagavi, Mangaluru, and it was now spreading to other parts. He said about 4 to 5 lakh people were addicted to drugs and a majorityamong them were students. Influence of drugs was one among the major causes for road accidents, the deputy chief minister said. There are reports suggesting that narcotic substances were being grown in farms around the city, Ashoka said. He demanded setting up of a special squad and slapping of ‘goonda act’ on drug peddlers. Senior BJP leader Suresh Kumar alleged that police were aware of those involved in supply of drugs, pointing out that it was difficult to conduct such activity without their knowledge.
BJP leader Shahnawaz charged with rape; FIR to be lodged
New Delhi, Jul 13 (PTI): The Delhi High Court today stayed a trial court order directing the Delhi Police to register an FIR against BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain on a woman’s complaint alleging rape. Justice A K Pathak issued notice and sought the response of the alleged victim and the police on Hussain’s plea, challenging the trial court’s order passed yesterday. The Delhi-based woman had, in January, moved the trial court, seeking registration of an FIR against Hussain on her allegation of rape. The high court, which was initially not inclined to stay the trial court order, later said, “The operation of the trial court’s July 12 order to remain stayed till the next date of hearing i.e December 6.” A magisterial court had, on July 7, ordered reg-
Shahnawaz Hussain (file)
istration of an FIR against Hussain, saying a cognizable offence was made out in the complaint of the woman. This was challenged by the BJP leader before a sessions court, which had dismissed his plea. Hussain moved the high court today, seeking a stay on or quashing of the sessions court’s order. Senior advocate Sidharth Luthra, appearing for Hussain, argued that the order for lodging an FIR against the BJP leader had to be quashed as it was a case of complete absurdity.
‘My govt broke the back of drug mafia’ Congress slams Arun Chandigarh, Jul 13 (PTI): Refuting the opposition charge that he had failed to keep his poll promise to wipe out the drug menace, Punjab Chief Minister said his government has already broken the back of the drug trade. “Look, what I said and swore to do was to break the backbone of the drug mafia in four weeks. You can see the original recording of that moment, when I swore by the holy Gutka Sahib, to verify that. And that is something my government, through the STF, the Punjab Police and other agencies, has clearly done,” he claimed. “You just have to look at the figures of arrests and seizures under the NDPS Act to ascertain the truth of my statement. The opposition is only trying to mislead the people with their falsehoods, as they are wont to do,” he told PTI. “The problem is there, but we have been able to control it to a large extent. I know the recent drug-related deaths are extremely painful and I feel the pain of the families as much as they do,” he said. “But you have to rea-
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lise that what is happening now is not because of drugs per se but because of the concoctions these youngsters are taking after being deprived of drugs, which are no longer as easily available as they were earlier,” he said. “The dr ug supply chain has been choked by the Special Task Force, the Punjab police and other agencies, and we have succeeded in breaking the backbone of the drug mafia. Some of the big fish are also in the police net and those who fled the country are on our radar and will soon be nabbed,” he said. The Congress government in the state has been under pressure after an apparent surge recently of drug-related deaths. The state has now made drug tests mandatory and has
been pushing for a death sentence for smugglers. The opposition has also alleged a nexus between police officers and drug peddlers and smugglers. “I do not know if it can be called a nexus, but yes, there have been a few instances of police personnel being involved in drug abuse and also working in cahoots with drug peddlers,” the chief minister said. “We have already taken action against every such police officer against whom we have received a complaint and there has been enough prima facie evidence to show that the allegations have merit. We will continue to act on any such complaints with full seriousness in the future too.” He said he had asked DGP to thoroughly check the antecedents of every officer against whom there was any suspicion of involvement in drugs. On the mandatory dope test, he said, “I think you would agree that extreme situations demand extreme measures to handle them.”
Jaitley for Facebook post
New Delhi, Jul 13 (PTI): The Congress today hit back at Arun Jaitley for his Facebook post criticising the party, saying the senior BJP leader should write social media posts on who is India’s finance minister and on the economic woes that “Modinomics has heaped upon India”. Union minister Jaitley, in a Facebook post titled ‘The Congress Gave Slogans to Rural India -- Prime Minister Modi Gave Resources’, said the Congress party in the 1970s and 1980s followed the model of “populist slogans” rather than “sound policy and actual expenditure for the welfare of the poor”. Asked about Jaitley’s post, Congress’s communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala, at a media briefing, said, “I would very humbly and with folded hands request Shri Arun Jaitley to write a Facebook post on who is India’s finance minister. That is the most important thing he needs to do. He must solve that mystery.” Surjewala said Jaitley should write a Facebook
post to clarify as to whether he is India’s Finance Minister or Piyush Goyal is, so that “at least India knows, who is pushing the economy on the brink of such misery that the economy currently is.” The Congress spokesperson also urged Jaitley to write a post on the “economic woes that Modinomics has heaped upon India” Surjewala claimed that the Indian economy was in a bad shape with inflation reaching 5-6 per cent, index of industrial production going down, exports going down from Rs 19 lakh crore to Rs 10 lakh crore, Gross Fixed Capital Formation being static or reducing from about 31.5 to 28 per cent and fuel prices sky rocketing, among other issues. “Please write a Facebook post also on the state of India’s economy after telling us who is India’s Finance Minister because ministers without portfolio speak about Agriculture, Agriculture Minister speaks on Defence, Defence Minister speaks on Social Justice and Social Justice Minister speaks on foreign policy.
Members of the Indian Army’s Shwet Ashwa team pose for a group photo at India Gate, on their arrival for the celebrations of Kargil War victory, in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI))
HC comes to rescue of judge’s daughter
Patna, July 13 (PTI): The Patna High Court has come to the rescue of a former Bihar district judge’s daughter, who was allegedly detained by her parents for deciding to marry against their wishes, saying no one had the right to curtail her freedom. A division bench headed by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon passed the order yesterday. The woman, who is in her early 20s and a law graduate, wants to marry a Delhi-based lawyer which was being opposed by her parents. “She is a free citizen and no one, (not) even
her parents have a right to curtail or withhold the freedom available to her under the Constitution”, the court observed. The court had taken suo motu cognizance of a report on a web portal alleging that the woman had been illegally confined by her parents. The court had on June 26 last, ordered that since the woman was not comfortable with her parents and did not want to stay with them, she be lodged at the guest house of her alma mater in the meantime. The girl’s father retired
as District Judge of Khagaria on June 30 last. Earlier, this week, he had issued a press statement accusing his daughter of bringing disrepute to his family and declaring that she was being disowned. The court said, “The parents are in a state of panic. They are unable to reconcile or accept a situation in which their only daughter has been placed and by filing an interlocutory application.....have expressed certain apprehensions in the matter and want this court to enquire into the apprehension”.
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Pak Army confirms death penalty of 12 terrorists
Imran ‘quietly confident’ he’ll be PM
90 killed in Pakistan blasts
An injured Pakistani man is brought to a hospital in Quetta on Friday following a bomb blast at an election rally. (AFP)
a deadly blast, Dawn newspaper quoted Balochistan’s caretaker health minister Faiz Kakar as saying. “Initially the death toll was not high but many critically injured persons including Siraj Raisani passed away in hospitals,” Kakar said. He said the death toll could rise further as 120 other people have been wounded in the explosion. Officials of the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) confirmed that it was a suicide blast. They said that around
16-20 kilogram of explosives were used in the attack. Following the incident, an emergency was declared in Quetta hospitals, with additional medical staff summoned. The attack came hours after a bomb hit a rally of Akram Khan Durrani of Mutahida Majlis Amal (MMA), an alliance of religious party, including Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) and Jamaat-e-Islami, in Bannu area of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. Five persons were killed and over 37 other injured, police said. Durrani was unhurt in the attack. He later visited the injured in a hospital in Bannu and said that his vehicle was damaged in the attack. Durrani, who is contesting in July 25 elections against Pakistan Tehreeke-Insaaf chief Imran Khan, announced that he will continue campaign despite threats. No group has claimed responsibility for the two attacks so far. The twin attacks came as former prime minister Nawaz Sharif along with his daughter Maryam returned to the country to face arrest in a corruption case.
Peshawar/Karachi, Jul 13 (PTI): At least 90 people, including a top nationalist leader, were killed and more than 180 others injured today as powerful bomb blasts targeted two separate election rallies in Pakistan, the deadliest in a string of attacks on candidates ahead of the July 25 polls. Militants targeted a gathering of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Siraj Raisani in Mastung area of Balochistan prov-
ince. “Raisani succumbed to wounds while he was being shifted to Quetta,” District Police Officer Mohammad Ayub Achakzai said. Raisani is the brother of former Chief Minister of Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani. The nature of the attack was not known and police and intelligence agencies were trying of figure out if it was a suicide bombing. At least 85 people, including Raisani, were killed and more than 150 injured in
Germany deports ‘Bin Laden bodyguard’
No intention to leave Syria, says senior envoy to Iran’s Supreme Leader
Lo n d o n, J u l 1 3 (Agencies): Germany has deported to Tunisia a man who once allegedly protected Osama Bin Laden and had been living in Germany with his family since 1997. The 42-yearold Tunisian, known as Sami A, was put on a flight from Düsseldorf early on Friday, despite a German court ruling against his deportation. The faxed court decision reached the authorities too late to stop Sami A being deported, a court official said. Sami A had argued that he could be tortured if sent back to Tunisia. He was detained late last month after the migration authorities had decided he could be deported. But the Gelsenkirchen court had upheld his appeal against that decision. “I can confirm that Sami A was sent back to Tunisia this morning and handed over to Tunisian authorities,” said interior ministry spokeswoman Annegret Korff, quoted by AFP news agency.
M OSCOW, J u l 1 3 (Agencies): Iran has no intention of leaving Syria regardless of U.S. and Israeli pressure, a senior envoy to Iran’s leader said Friday, reaffirming a tough stance on the issue expected to top the agenda of the upcoming U.S.-Russian summit. The statement from Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, came in the wake of his meeting in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin. A day earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Putin that Israel wants Iran to leave Syria, reports Fox News. The high-level talks precede Monday’s summit in Helsinki between Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump, who are set to discuss the Iranian presence in Syria. Both the U.S. and Israel want Iran to pull out of Syria, while Russia has warned it would be unrealistic to expect Iran
to fully withdraw from the country. A possible deal could see Syrian troops replacing Iranian forces and its proxy Hezbollah militia in the areas near the Israelioccupied Golan Heights. Velayati reaffirmed Iran’s firm intention to maintain its presence in Syria, but skirted a question about a possible pullback from the border, saying only that Tehran won’t bow to U.S. and Israeli coercion. “We coordinate the Iranian presence in Syria with Russia and Syria,” Velayati said during a meeting at Moscow’s Valdai Club discussion platform. “We will be present there the way we consider necessary. Sometimes we will play our role in Syria open-handed, sometimes we will do it with our hands hidden.” While Velayati maintained a combative tone, his careful response reflected the intense diplomatic maneuvering ahead of the Helsinki summit.
He expressed skepticism about the outcome of the meeting, repeating tough criticism of the U.S. and saying he didn’t expect Trump to make any positive contribution to stabilizing the Middle East. Velayati argued that Iran along with Russia helped stem fighting in Syria and prevented the country from falling to the Islamic State group and other militants, scoffing at the U.S. demands to leave. “We have come there without the Americans’ permission and we won’t heed their demands to leave,” he said. Velayati also strongly warned Russia against listening to the U.S. arguments about the Iranian presence in Syria. “I told the Russian officials: Now the Americans are telling you that the Iranians must leave Syria and tomorrow they will ask you what you are doing in Syria,” he said. “They are trying to split our alliance.”
Islamabad, Jul 13 (IANS): Pakistan’s Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday confirmed the death sentence of another 12 “hardcore terrorists”, involved in heinous offences related to attacking the armed forces, law enforcement personnel, destruction of educational institutions and killing of innocent civilians, the military said. An Army statement said the convicts were also involved in attacking two major prisons in the cities of Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan in northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in 2012 and 2013 respectively and had freed hundreds of militants. These convicts were tried by special military courts and they had all admitted their offences before the magistrates and the trial court, Xinhua news agency reported. The convicts have the right of appeal to the country’s President under the law, according to the legal experts. However, the President has previously rejected all mercy petitions in terrorism-related cases. It is the second time in less than two weeks that the Army chief has confirmed the death penalty of militants. On July 2, General Bajwa had also confirmed the death sentences of another 12 “hardcore” terrorists. The Army courts were set up after the terrorist attack on an Army school in December 2014 for the speedy trial of terrorismrelated accused. Nearly 150 people, almost all of them students, were killed in the attack.
LAHORE , J u l 1 3 (Agencies): Cricket legend Imran Khan said he was “quietly confident” of victory in the country’s general election this month and that as prime minister, he would drive an anti-corruption and anti-poverty campaign in the nation. The 65-year-old opposition leader, a glamorous part of the London upper crust in his younger days, also dismissed allegations that the powerful military was working behind the scenes to favour his campaign for the July 25 poll. Oxford-educated Khan spoke in an interview on Friday as his arch foe, ousted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, was due to return to the country and be arrested on a conviction that was handed down by an antigraft court last week. Much of Lahore, the hometown of both Khan and Sharif, was on alert for protests by Sharif ’s supporters. Khan is campaigning hard on populist promises of a prosperous Pakistan that breaks away from its
persistent legacy of corruption, even as he expands appeals to nationalist and religious sentiment in the nuclear-armed nation. As prime minister, he says he will partially model his promised anticorruption campaign and poverty reduction programs on China, Pakistan’s traditional ally that has financed billions of dollars of infrastructure projects. “What Pakistan has to do is follow China’s example where they lift people out of poverty,” Khan said in the interview in a private jet after a long night of campaigning in Punjab province.
“And actually we have meetings with the Chinese on all the steps they took to reduce poverty.” Whoever wins the election will also have to navigate Pakistan’s oftenfraught relations with the United States over the USbacked government’s war against Taliban militants in neighbouring Afghanistan. Washington accuses Pakistan of not doing enough to root out Taliban militants who shelter on the Pakistani side of the border, and the Trump administration has recently cut foreign aid and applied diplomatic and financial pressure on Islamabad to try to force change. “I think the longer the US troops stay there, the less the chance of there being a political settlement,” Khan said. “I think the Afghans, you know, if the US even gives a timetable of withdrawal, and then gets the Afghans on the table, and then with the neighbours also chipping in, I think that is the best chance of peace.”
China industrial park explosion kills 19
London, Jul 13 (Agencies): An explosion at an industrial park in China’s Sichuan province has left 19 people dead and 12 others injured, officials say. In a statement quoted by Reuters, the authorities in Jiang’an county said the blast happened at a chemical plant run by Yibin Hengda Technology. Photos on Chinese social media showed a huge fire and plumes of smoke rising from the facility. It is not clear what caused the explosion. According to Xinhua the fire, which broke out on Thursday evening, had been put out early on Friday. Those injured in the blast were in a stable condition. Authorities have begun an investiga-
tion, the news agency said. Yibin Hengda makes chemicals for the food and pharmaceutical industries. According to local media reports, the three-storey buildings of the factory burnt down to their steel frames and nearby buildings had their windows shattered. The accident follows previous highprofile disasters at chemical plants in China. In 2015, 173 people died in an explosion at a chemical warehouse in the north-eastern port city of Tianjin. An official investigation into the blast found that corruption, political connections and official collusion allowed corners to be cut and safety systems to be overridden.
Women awarded $4.7bn in talc cancer case
Johnson & Johnson says the safety of its talcum powder is supported by decades of scientific evidence.
Lo n d o n, J u l 1 3 (Agencies): Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.7bn (£3.6bn) in damages to 22 women who alleged that its talc products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. A jury in the US state of Missouri initially awarded $550m in compensation and added $4.1bn in punitive damages. The verdict comes as the pharmaceutical giant battles some 9,000 legal cases involving its signature baby powder. J&J said it was “deeply disappointed” and plans to appeal. K Y M C
In the six-week trial, the women and their families said they developed ovarian cancer after using baby powder and other talc products for decades. Of the 22 women represented in this case, six have died from ovarian cancer. Their lawyers alleged the company knew its talc was contaminated with asbestos since the 1970s but failed to warn consumers about the risks. ‘Unfair process’ Talc is a mineral and can sometimes be found in the ground in close proximity to asbestos.
J&J denied that its products ever contained asbestos and insisted that they do not cause cancer. The pharmaceutical giant added that several studies have shown its talc to be safe and said the verdict was a product of a “fundamentally unfair process”. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioned a study of a variety of talc samples, including J&J, from 2009 to 2010. It found no asbestos in any of them. The prosecution lawyer told the Missouri court that the FDA and Johnson & Johnson had used flawed
testing methods. The verdict is the largest payout J&J has faced over the allegations. Punitive damages are often reduced by the trial judge or on appeal, and J&J has succeeded in having several jury verdicts overturned, some of them on technical grounds. A previous ruling in 2017 by a California jury awarded $417m (£323.4m) to a woman who said she developed ovarian cancer after using the firm’s products, including baby powder. However, a judge later overturned that verdict and several other legal challenges by J&J are yet to be decided. The majority of the 22 women were from outside the state of Missouri. The presentation of their combined cases at such a court is known as forum shopping. This will be one of the elements challenged by Johnson & Johnson at appeal. Johnson & Johnson said: “Every verdict against Johnson & Johnson in this court that has gone through the appeals process has been reversed and the multiple errors present in this trial were worse than those in the prior trials which have been reversed.” K Y M C
Henry Cavill faces backlash for comment
n asteroid that made a close approach to Earth last month is actually two objects orbiting each other, reveal new observations by three of the world’s largest radio telescopes. The new observations obtained between June 21 and 26 indicate that the two objects, each about 900 meters in size, revolve around each other once every 20 to 24 hours, NASA said in a statement on Thursday. The near-Earth asteroid, 2017 YE5, was first spotted with observations provided by the Morocco Oukaimeden Sky Survey on December 21, 2017, but no details about the asteroid’s physical properties were known until the end
of June this year. On June 21, the asteroid 2017 YE5 made its closest approach to Earth for at least the next 170 years, coming to within six million kilometres of Earth, or about 16 times the distance between Earth and the Moon. On June 21 and 22, observations by NASA’s Goldstone Solar System Radar (GSSR) in California showed the first signs that 2017 YE5 could be a binary system. The observations revealed two distinct lobes, but the asteroid’s orientation was such that scientists could not see if the two bodies were separate or joined. (IANS)
lished this week with US magazine Entertainment Weekly Whittaker said the new series was “hopeful and fizzing with wonder” On Thursday she and co-stars Cole and Gill will also be appearing at the world’s biggest entertainment event of its kind Comic-Con in San Diego where more details about the series are expected to be revealed. Earlier this month, BBC Studios which makes the drama took legal action in the US after a short clip of the Whittaker’s first episode was leaked online along with two stills of the actress. The ten episode new series of Doctor Who will be broadcast on BBC One this autumn. (BBC)
Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan.
ollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s extended family on Twitter dropped by over 424,000, while Shah Rukh Khan’s followers depleted by over 362,141 and Salman Khan lost 340,884 followers, among other film celebrities as a result of the ‘sanitisation’ of the microblogging platform. Twitter decided to sanitise the platform by removing inactive and locked accounts. So, a lot of popular names from the film industry ended up with reduced followers. SocialBlade.com that tracks the number of Twitter followers on a daily basis, had a tab on the count, and said Aamir Khan lost
316,900-plus followers, while Priyanka Chopra lost 354,830 followers and Deepika Padukone lost 288,298. The micro-blogging platform was yet to come up with an official statement on this. Twitter earlier this week announced it will remove locked accounts -- which are disabled owing to suspicious activity -from follower counts across profiles globally. The locked accounts are different from spam or bots and in most cases, these accounts were created by real people. The move is likely to affect high-profile users the most. Celebrities like Divya
Dutta, Onir and Apurva Asrani reacted on losing followers overnight. Divya, who currently has a following of 493,000 fans on the micro-blogging website, tweeted on Thursday night: “Aiyyo, what happened Twitter... Sudden drop of thousands of followers in one hour!” Filmmaker Onir wrote: “I just realised I lost 1,000 overnight... Same pinch... Laugh out loud Twitter India. What’s the secret?” Writer-editor Apurva Asrani tweeted: “I lost 500 followers overnight. Wondering if this is the clean up of bots that Twitter mentioned earlier.” (IANS)
OFFICE OF THE
NOTUN BOSTI COUNCIL DIMAPUR FELICITATES
The Notun Bosti Council Dimapur (NBCD) on behalf of all the Citizens of the Colony, would like to convey our heartiest congratulations to Shri. Mayang Lima, son of Late Limakumzuk on being appointed as State Vigilance Commissioner Nagaland. The Council lauds you for bringing laurels to the Colony and pray that our Almighty God continue to bless you with wisdom, long life and integrity to enabling you to render an impact full service to the society and continue to be an inspiration to the Naga people. E. Jon Ezung Chairman, NBCD
Kavito Ayemi Secretary, NBCD
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ans will get a chance to see the first Doctor Who trailer to star Jodie Whittaker on Sunday. Footage promoting the next series of the time travel drama will air during the BBC’s half time coverage of the World Cup final. Even though England are not playing it is still expected to attract viewing figures in excess of 10 million. S u n d ay ’s f o o t a g e comes almost exactly a year after Whittaker was revealed to be replacing Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. She’s the first woman to play the title role in the long running series. Jodie Whittaker’s companions on the show will be played by Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. In an interview pub-
old-fashioned for thinking that,” he admitted. “It’s very difficult to do that if there are certain rules in place. Because then it’s like: ‘Well, I don’t want to go up and talk to her, because I’m going to be called a rapist or something.’ “So you’re like, ‘Forget it. I’m going to call an ex-girlfriend instead, and then just go back to a relationship, which never really worked,’” he continued. “But it’s way safer than casting myself into the fires of hell, because I’m someone in the public eye, and if I go and flirt with someone, then who knows what’s going to happen?” The comments proved divisive on social media
- while many were quick to attack Cavill for his “absurd “ views, a number of men echoed Cavill’s sense of confusion. Much of the criticism focused on the way he appeared to conflate asking a woman out with committing sexual assault. Grace Petrie also attacked Cavill’s belief that a woman “should be chased”. But others felt that the Man of Steel actor, rather than speaking maliciously, had simply used a poor choice of words, and called for a more considered response. “I like to think I know what he meant,” wrote Rhonda. Others expressed support for Cavill’s comments, arguing the #MeToo movement had turned dating into a “minefield”, particularly for Hollywood stars navigating a postWeinstein era. Elsewhere, others, including Twitter user Rulian, called for a more nuanced debate, in which rational voices do not get “drowned out”. (BBC)
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Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker set for World Cup debut
uperman actor Henry Cavill has apologised for claiming that the #MeToo movement has left him scared to date women for fear of being “called a rapist”. In a statement, Cavill addressed the “confusion and misunderstanding” over his GQ interview. “Insensitivity was absolutely not my intention”, he continued, confirming he holds women in “the highest regard”. The comments sparked both empathy and anger online. The British actor made the outspoken comments during an interview with GQ Australia, as part of his promotional activities for Mission Impossible: Fallout. W h e n a s k e d h ow #MeToo affected him, Cavill said that while society “had to change” regarding the treatment of women, the altered landscape has left him feeling unsure about “chasing a woman”. “I think a woman should be wooed and chased, but maybe I’m
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n a breakthrough, US scientists have genetically reprogrammed the human immune cells known as T cells with the help of electric shocks, instead of the traditional method of using viruses to insert DNA. The new method, using CRISPR gene-editing technology, described in the journal Nature, offers a robust molecular “cut and paste” system to rewrite genome sequences in human T cells. It relies on electroporation, a process in which an electrical field is applied to cells to make their membranes temporarily more permeable. The researchers from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), found that when certain quantities of T cells, DNA, and the CRISPR “scissors” are mixed together and then exposed to an appropriate electrical field, the T cells will take in these elements and integrate specified genetic sequences precisely at the site of a CRISPRprogrammed cut in the genome. “This is a rapid, flexible method that can be used to alter, enhance, and reprogramme T cells so we can give them the specificity we want to destroy cancer, recognize infections, or tamp down the excessive immune response seen in autoimmune disease,” said Alex Marson, Associate Professor at the UCSF. “Now we’re off to the races on all these fronts,” he added. (IANS)
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Autocross rally: Knock out round held
DIMAPUR, JUL 13 (NPN): Roaring engines, screeching tyres, mud splattering, and the smell of gasoline lingering in the air were the order of the day as 50 motor rally drivers from Northeast and other states flaunted their driving skills at the 4th edition of the Dimapur Motor Sports Club JK Tyre autocross rally at Agri Expo on Friday.
The only women driver from Meghalaya.
The motor rally held on Friday was the knock out round to select the fastest drivers who will vie for top honours at the final showdown on Saturday. The scrutiny round was held earlier on Thursday at the same venue. The autocross rally will culminate with the prize distribution on Saturday. Both rookies and professionals from Meghalaya, Manipur, Assam and
WC final live screening in Mon
Delhi competed in four categories, namely; upto 1100cc, above 1100cc to 1600cc, SUV, open class and rookie cup. Special invitees- commandant of 32 Assam Rifles, Col V S Pal and Major Vikuto f lagged off the knock out round. Atoka Awomi, who had earlier put up a sterling show in the motor rallies in Mokokchung and Senapati in Manipur, also competed
in the rally representing Dimapur Motor Sports Club. Speaking to Nagaland Post ahead of the rally, president of Dimapur Motor Sports Club, Atsung said motor sports have a future in Nagaland and it has attracted the younger generation and brought them closer. He added rookies have been a prominent feature in all the four editions and have shown immense interest.
Talking about the organizer, Dimapur Motor Sports Club, he said that the club consisted of drivers who have carved a niche for themselves and bagged almost all the prizes in the earlier two editions in Mokokchung and Senapati. He also added that Naga drivers have fared well in the motor rallies held earlier in the state. Talking about challenges faced by the sport in the state, Atsung said that it was mainly financial and logistics which he said needs improvement. He was however buoyed by the positive response from the public. Earlier, the special invitee Col V S Pal said that rains had made the conditions tougher for the drivers and the day would promise more adventure. The president of Dimapur Motor Sports Club also expressed his gratitude to the title sponsor, JK Tyres and co-sponsor Tata Nexon.
Dimapur, Peren register wins
Dimapur, Jul 13 (NPN): Officers Club, Mon will be screening live World Cup final match at club stadium on July 15. The Deputy Commissioner and President Officers Club, Mon will also be hosting pre-show dinner. All the officers posted in Mon district have been invited D imapur , J ul 1 3 total. to witness the final match together. (NPN): Dimapur and Peren For Kohima, Tapitu registered wins at the ongo- claimed 3 wickets while ing Inter-District Cricket Kevi took 2 wickets. Chasing the mammoth Dimapur, Jul 13 (NPN): Defending champions tournament on Friday. The tournament is being ortotal, Kohima were bowled Ngambom United CF and Ngambom United CF will lock horns in The final of Phaipijang Pro League Season ganised by Nagaland Crick- out for 78 runs in 20.2 overs. 3 at sports complex, Phiapijang village on July 14. Ngam- et Association at NCA Tapitu scored 36 runs. For Dimapur, Imliwati bom United CF will look to successfully defend their title Stadium, Sovima. In the first match, Di- took 4 wickets while Nitesh while Scholastic FC will look to avenge their defeat in the final of the last edition. Scholastic FC is led by Seigouhao mapur defeated Kohima by claimed 2 wickets. In the second match, Khongsai where as Ngambom United CF is being led by 155 runs. Batting first, Dimapur Peren defeated Wokha by Seiminngam Chongloi. rode on Nitesh’s 97 of 59 72 runs. The match was cut balls and Tahmeed’s 68 short to 12 overs a side due of 48 balls to setup a huge time bad weather Dimapur, Jul 13 (NPN): Mokokchung Battalion target of 233 in 25 overs. After winning the toss, of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) Puchu and Sedezhalie con- Peren elected to bat and set organised a friendly volleyball match between youth of tributed 24 and 10 runs up a target of 143 runs. KetDessoi and troops of COB Dessoi, Mokokchung district on respectively to the team’s an acored 45 runs, Inakato July 12. Assam Rifles team beat Dessoi youth team by 3 sets to 1. The match was organised to extend an opportunity to ACKNOWLEDGEMENT the locals to exhibit their talent in sports and also to interact with the youths. The match also emphasized on the theme We the family members would ‘Drug Free Nagaland’ by way of motivating the youth of like extend our genuine indebtedness to all who stood by us physically, the region to remain active in sports and games.
Inter-District Cricket Tournament
Phaipijang Pro League final today
AR organises volleyball match
Return, O my soul, to your rest, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. Psalm-116:7
materially, financially and spiritually at the demise of my most beloved son of beloved Late Elvis K. Patton on 8th July 2018. We are unable to acknowledge each and everyone individually but our sincere prayer is that God bless you all abundantly. Our special thanks to 1. Hachio Patton, PS to Dy. CM Govt. of Nagaland 2. NSCN (IM) Lotha Region 3. Medical Staff of Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) 4. Medical Staff of Zion Hospital, Dimapur 5. Medical Staff of Referral Hospital, Dimapur 6. Wokha Town Council 7. Tsumang Colony Youth and Youth Fellowship 8. Wokha Town Baptist Church 9. DBHSS Wokha 10. Family members, relatives, friends and well wishers From;- Loving parents and relatives.
(18/05/1962 – 03 /07/2018) We, the bereaved family of Lt. TOSHIKUMZUK (LONGMISA) would like to express our heartful gratitude to all those who stood by and with us through prayers, financially, physically, morally & materially during the prolonged illness of my beloved husband and our father till the day he left for his heavenly abode. We would also like to thank all the blood donors who came voluntarily to donate blood during our time of need. We deeply regret our inability to thank each and everyone of you individually but it is our sincere and humble prayer that the Almighty God bless you all abundantly. Loving wife, children & relatives. K-2076
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The All Contact-Combat Arts (ACA) Club members at the 4th Bengaluru Open Mixed Martial Arts Championship 2018.
Kohima, Jul 13 (NPN): The All Contact-Combat Arts (ACA) Club members are taking part in the 4th Bengaluru Open Mixed Martial Arts Championship 2018 which got underway Friday. The championship will conclude on July 15.
The team is being led by Vire Nukhu as team coach and Vechita Khesoh as team manager. The other members are Lanumongla Jamir (Straw weight), Bharat Kumar (Fly weight) and Keyisuiding Lungalang (Welterweight). The tournament which is sanctioned by the All India Mixed Martial
Arts Association will usher as a qualifying platform for the upcoming International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) 1st Junior World Open Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Championship to be hosted by China International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (CIMMAF) in Beijing, China.
CONDOLENCE TO LATE ASINLO TEP, DEPUTY DIRECTOR’S FAMILY The department of Agriculture, Nagaland deeply mourns the untimely demise of Late Asinlo Tep, Deputy Director of the Department. He joined the department on 25th October, 1991, through NPSC. He was a sincere and dedicated ofﬁcer during his service career in the Department. His absence is an immense loss to the department and the farming community. At this moment of grief and sorrows, may God Almighty grant solace to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
scored 39 runs while Atul contributed 23 runs. For Wokha, Renchio, Rahul, Renjamo and Chonben took a wicket each. Chasing the target, Wokha were bowled out for 73 runs in 11.2 overs Romokhon and Chonben scored 14 and 12 runs respectively. Mukut took 3 wickets while Apong, Chujanglung and Shantanu claimed 2 wickets each. Today’s matches 1st match: 8:00 am Kohima vs Wokha 2nd match: 12:30 pm Dimapur vs Peren DC-1310
03.03.1966 – 07.07.2018
We the family of Late Mrs. Amolo Tsanglao, who passed away on 6th July 2018 wishes to acknowledge the many expression of sympathy and gestures of kindness shown to us following our sad loss. We deeply regret our inability to thank each and every individual but it is our humble prayer that the Almighty God bless you all abundantly. A special thanks to: 1. Elumyo Baptist Church 1913 - 6TH July 2018 2. Elumyo Village Council 3. Elumyo Students’ Union 4. Lankum Colony, Elumyo 5. Y.S. Ovung, Kohima 6. C.M. Tsanglao, Dimapur 7. S.D.O Civil Wokha Loving children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, in-laws and loved ones
Director, Ofﬁcers and Staff, Department of Agriculture, Nagaland OFFICE OF THE
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The Jamitsu Ekhung extend our deepest sympathies and condolences, during this time of grief and sorrow to the bereaved family members. We are all shocked to hear of the untimely death of our beloved Lt. Ramongo Lotha IAS (rtd). His loss will be deeply mourned by all who knew him. We regret that his loss will create a huge vacuum particularly for our Ekhung. His good deeds and brilliant leadership will always be remembered and will remain as a source of inspiration especially to the younger generation. Our thoughts are with you and your family. We pray that God will give strength and courage to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace. (Chenirao Jami) Secretary Jamitsu Ekhung DP-5225
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT We'll always remember you Dad because they'll never be another one to replace you in our hearts, and the love we will always have for you.
We, the bereaved family of Late Mr. Rongsenlemba (Changtongya) would like to thank all the dear Born on : 23.12.1951 and near ones, each Died on : 08.07.2018 and everyone of you, who have stood by us emotionally, spiritually, physically and financially during his short illness days and at the demise of our beloved father on 08.06.2018. Your constant love, support and prayers will always be remembered. DP-5233
Died on 8th July, 2018 We the bereaved family members of Late S. Hetoi Achumi would like to convey our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to each and every individual, neighbours, friends, relatives and well wishers who stood by us at our darkest moment of lives. Your physical support, financial help and prayer during the illness and at the sad demise of our beloved father shall always be remembered. We sincerely convey our special thanks to : 1. Toluvi Ghami Baptist Curch 2. Dept. of CD & HG, Nagaland 3. Head G.B. Toluvi Village 4. District Commandant, CD & HG, Phek 5. H. Khehovi. Advisor, Tourism Art & Culture 6. Lukheto Yeptho, Joint Secy, Finance Dept. 7. Nagaland HG Services Association 8. Youth Ministry, TGBA 9. Toluvi Village Council 10. Phuye New Baptist Church 11. Phuye New Village Council 12. Phuyetomi Kuposhukulu, Dimapur 13. Nguvihe Village Council 14. Aqakito Sah, Toluvi Village 15. CD & HG Baptist Church 16. Lampstand Hr. Sec. School, Toluvi 17. Friends & well wishers. We regret our inability to mention each and everyone's name, but we pray that the good Lord shower His blessing upon you all abundantly. Loving wife, children and relatives DP-5226
Born on: 19/04/1973, Died: 08/07/2018 We the family members of Late R. Orinimo Erui, sincerely extend our genuine indebtedness to all who stood by us physically, materially, financially and spiritually at the demise of my most beloved husband on 8th July 2018. We are unable to acknowledge each and everyone individually and can never be repay back but our sincere prayer is that God bless you all abundantly. Special acknowledgement of gratitude and thankfulness to the following for your timely help and contribution has lightened our burden. Youth Motivators Wokha Village. DIGP Training and Borders WHESYWF. Traffic Cell Zone 2 Dimapur. Nagaland Police Central Store Youth Organization Wokha, Village. Chumukedima. Wokha Village Students’ Union. District Executive Force Wokha. Wokha Village Eloe Ekhung. Chumukedima Lotha B/Church. Govt. Employees Union Wokha Chumukedima Police B/Church. Village. Dimapur Wokhae Ekhung. Guwahati Lotha Students’ Union. 1987 DBS Batch mate. NCS 2014 Batch. Nagaland Police Guest House, Honl. MLA Dr. Chumben and his Guwahati. lady wife. Guwahati NCF Pastor. Naga Students’ Union, Guwahati. Shri. Hachio Patton Sr. P.S to Deputy Chief Minister. Kohima Wokhae Ekhung. Shri. Yanger Jamir Sanis Echongmongri Ekhung, Additional S.P Wokha. Kohima. Shri. Nkhao Ngullie Wokha Village Baptist Church. Chumukedima Wokha Village Council & VDB. Loving wife, children and relatives WC-96
Lt. M. Langa Chuba Chang
Born : 11-12-1986 – Died : 5-7-2018
We the family members and relatives would like to express our sincere gratitude to every individual, friends and well wishers who stood by us, physically, financially, materially and through unceasing prayer at the sad demise of Lt. M. Langa Chuba Chang, S/o Manya Sipong Chang. Our special thanks to : Doctors and nurses of Tuensang Civil Hispital Pastors and Deacons and youth of Müpung Baptist Fellowship Tuensang Town Chang Union Old Medical 'A' Sector Union Old Medical 'A' Council and GB's Tuensang Village C/Khel Tuensang Vill Union Tuensang Town Whole Tuensang Village Citizen Union and GB's. We deeply regret our inability to thank each and everyone of you individually, but it is our humble prayer that the Almighty God bless you all abundantly. DP-5224
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