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BJP seals pact in NE; aims 22 seats GUWAHATI, MAR 13 (PTI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has finalised its alliances in the North East, setting a target of winning at least 22 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats from eight states of the region, party general secretary Ram Madhav claimed on Wednesday. Madhav, the BJP’s incharge of the Northeast, held a series of discussions here on Tuesday till past midnight and sealed the alliances with the Asom Gana Parishad, Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF), Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT), National People’s Party, Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party and the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha. The BJP leader was scheduled to holding a meeting with Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb and leaders of the IPFT in Agartala on Wednesday. The alliances have been finalised under the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), the BJPled National Democratic Alliance’s political coalition with the regional parties of the region. “This alliance has the potential of winning not less than 22 out of 25 seats

in the region and play an important role in seeing Modi-ji as the PM once again,” Madhav posted on Facebook. On Tuesday, Madhav had met Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma, Manipur chief minister Biren Singh, Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu and NEDA convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma. Madhav also met a delegation of the AGP, the led by party president Atul Bora, and finalised reunion of the former allies. “It was a hectic day of parlays yesterday in the North East. Sustained negotiations at Dimapur and Guwahati with different senior leaders. Have finally sealed the alliance and electoral understanding between the BJP and all major parties in the North East,” he added in the post. “The BJP, NPP, NDPP, AGP and BPF will fight together in Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh with the mission of defeating Congress party at the hustings. In Tripura, the BJP will fight

the elections together with IPFT, our alliance partner,” Madhav said. In Sikkim, BJP’s alliance will be with the main opposition party, Sikkim Krantikari Morcha, he added. “While the Opposition is still talking and talking about ‘Mahagatbandhan’ (grand alliance), we already have ours in place in the North East and the rest of the country. The NDA is a much stronger coalition today than before,” Madhav said.

No alliance with BJP in any state: NPP Correspondent

SHILLONG, MAR 13: NPP president and Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday said that the National People’s Party will have no pre-poll alliance with the BJP in any state for the upcoming Lok Sabha and assembly elections. “The NPP has been very clear on its stand that we are a party that has its own identity, ideology. Therefore, we will fight the election on our own terms in any states, and we will contest in those where we feel it is appropriate,” he told journalists

Sangma said that the NPP had also sent clear message to the BJP general secretary in-charge of North East, Ram Madhav at a meeting held on Tuesday with the chief ministers from Assam , Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya that it will not stitch any pre-poll alliance with the BJP. “We are working towards fielding candidates in all the 25 Lok Sabha seats across the North Eastern states. It is not practically possible for us to immediately to field candidates … but wherever we get a positive response and wherever it is possible to organise our party in a short period we will put a candidate,” he said. On the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Sangma said, “We have been very clear from day one that if this Bill is passed we are going to severe our ties with the BJP and NDA. However, that did not happen and most probably it was because of the discussion that took place between the NDA partners and the BJP that has led to a situation that the BJP reconsidered and did not bring forward that Bill.”

Sunday business to PDA announces candidates resume in Dimapur for Lok Sabha and by-election

DIMAPUR, MAR 13 (NPN): Six Dimapur based organizations have asked traders dealing with perishable items, groceries, confectioneries, medicine, hotels and restaurants and travel to start plying their trade from Sunday– March 17 – onwards within Dimapur municipal area and East Dimapur jurisdiction. Since there was no response from the NSCN (I-M) to their appeal to lift the ban imposed on Sunday trading in the State’s commercial hub, the organisations said it had considered the silence as an approval from the group. Therefore, in a joint statement, Naga Council Dimapur, GB Union Dimapur, Dimapur Urban Colony Chairmen Federation, Naga Women Hoho Dimapur, Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industries and East Dimapur Business Association have asked the above-mentioned traders to open their shops on Sundays. The organisations also warned that any shop not following their directive would be severely penalised by them in their jurisdiction. The six bodies further appealed to NSCN (I-M) leadership to brief its rank and file about their decision. Cautioning the business community to remain vigilant as some elements could take undue advantage of the confusion of Sunday closure and dupe them through collection of fee/tax for opening shops during the weekend, the organisations asked them to report such matters to the appropriate authority immediately. The organisations demanded that the district administration and police deploy adequate security personnel, both in uniform and civil dress, in those areas where shops would be opened to prevent unwarranted harassment.

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DIMAPUR, MAR 13 (NPN): The ruling People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) has renominated sitting Lok Sabha MP, Tokheho Yepthomi for the ensuing Parliamentary polls and also nominated Sharingain Longkum- (L-R) Tokheho Yepthomi and Sharingain (File) er for the by-election to Nungshizenba Longkumer and 26-Aonglenden A/C, to be held simultaneously on April the general manager of Eastern Mirror, as the consensus candi11, 2019. Both Tokheho and Sharin- date of the PDA allies comprising gain belong to the Nationalist of BJP, NPP, JD(U) and Independent. Democratic Progressive Party. The by-election is crucial In 2018, Tokheho, the confor the NDPP as the strength of sensus candidate of the PDA, won the by-election to the lone Lok the party in the Assembly has Sabha seat in Nagaland, defeat- come down to 17 from 18 MLAs ing opposition NPF candidate, after the demise of Imtikumzuk C Apok Jamir, by a margin of Longkumer. Further, out of the 17 MLAs, the speaker is not taken 1,73,746 votes. The Lok Sabha by-poll was into consideration except in a vote necessitated after chief minister, where there is a tie. The ticket distribution for Neiphiu Rio resigned from the Lower House of the Parliament the PDA nominees is scheduled to contest the Assembly elections to be held on March 14 at NDPP Central headquarters, Chümoukeheld on February 28, 2018. Meanwhile, following the dima. While the PDA is all set to demise of NDPP legislator, Imtikumzuk Longkumer in September roll out its election machinery 2018, the 26-Aonglenden A/C to retain the seat, the opposiseat remained vacant since then. tion NPF will also not let an In order to retain the seat, opportunity go by in putting up NDPP will field Sharingain Long- a consensus candidate like the kumer, son of former minister late 2018 by-poll.

Open to alliance NVGA calls for 2-day strike in 5 districts MAR 13 (NPN): and too little” and directed order through an appeal. with likeminded KOHIMA, Nagaland Village Guards’ the State government to exHe claimed that the (NVGA) has amine and raise the same to association had written sevparties, says NPF Association called for a strike on March a “reasonable level”, but not eral times to the authorities

DIMAPUR, MAR 13 (NPN): NPF said it was open to alliance with any like-minded party to uphold the interest of Naga people during the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Reacting to a report in Nagaland Post (“Cong for tie up with NPF for LS polls”) published on March 12, that NPF was likely to tie up with Congress in the ensuing election, the opposition party admitted that it was finding every ways and means to defeat the PDA candidate, but clarified that it was yet to take any decision as reported. Not ruling out the possibility of tie-up with any other-like-minded party, if it was for the interest and common good of Naga people, NPF, however, said its high command and leaders were yet to take any decision in this regard or discuss the matter. The Congress sources told Nagaland Post, that the party was keen to set up a consensus candidate along with the NPF. In the by-poll to the lone Lok Sabha seat, the NPF and Congress had forged a strategic understanding by setting up a common candidate from the NPF.

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19 and 20 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. in five districts-- Tuensang, Mon, Longleng, Kiphire and Noklak, besides Meluri sub-division, against alleged non-revision of pay and allowances of village guards (VGs). Incidentally, the strike announcement comes even as the State government claimed that it had hiked the honorarium of VGs from the earlier rate of Rs 1,500 per month to Rs 3,000 per month with effect from April 1, 2018. In a statement, NVGA president TA Ngamlao recalled that on November 9, 2017, the Gauhati High Court Kohima Bench, after reviewing the matter from all aspects, had observed that nobody could deny that VGs’ existing wages and allowances were “too meagre

less than that of the Home Guards in Nagaland. Since then, he said the VGs had been waiting though the court had ordered that the exercise be completed within two months from the date of “receipt of the court order” and the wages and allowances should be made effective from January 1, 2017 as the VGs have “suffered for too long”. Ngamlao recalled that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and chief minister Neiphiu Rio, during the last Assembly election campaign, had promised to raise the wages of VGs, if voted to power. He, however, regretted that instead of honouring the court order and its promises, the PDA government had challenged the court

concerned, but to no avail. He explained that this had forced them to resort to strike during which traffic movement in any manner would not be allowed, barring those belonging to media, on emergency medical duties like carrying patients and students appearing for exams. NVGA also sought public cooperation to make the strike a success. Govt enhances honorarium: Additional chief secretary & home commissioner Sentiyanger Imchen has informed through a notification that, pursuance to Union Ministry of Home Affairs’ letter dated March 15, 2018, the State government had enhanced the honorarium of VGs with concurrence of the finance department vide its letter dated March 5, 2019.

IT to monitor poll expenditure, flow of black money in NE

Flying of drones banned around Dimapur airport

DIMAPUR, MAR 13 (NPN): Income Tax department has deployed 116 additional officials and inspectors across the North Eastern states to monitor election expenditure of candidates and flow of black money during the Lok Sabha poll process, principal chief commissioner of Income Tax of North East Region (NER), Kavita Jha stated in a press note. The officials have been deputed under the directorate of Income Tax (Investigation) and would join the existing 41 posted in 112 districts of the region. The investigation wing issued orders for deployment of the 157 officials who will spread over seven states- Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of these states have been officially

intimated about the deployment. The deployment is under directions of the Election Commission of India to the Central Board of Direct Taxes, Jha stated. The IT sleuths would monitor movement of large sum of cash or other items suspected to be used for bribing voters and conduct independent enquiry following information or complaint against any person. They would also verify affidavits declaring assets and liabilities filed by the candidates. “Banks are also required to pass on information about withdrawal of more than Rs 10 lakh to the nodal officer of the directorate, ,” Jha said. The directorate has also activated Air Intelligence Units at all airports in the region and would monitor movement of cash or valuables.

DIMAPUR, MAR 13 (NPN): Taking serious note of security breach, where unauthorized drones/unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been operational over and around Dimapur airport, Dimapur Police has banned such operation around the airport area. In a communiqué, Commissioner of Police (CP), Dimapur said operating drones/UAVs may also jeopardize flight safety. In this regard, CP has warned of punitive action against those violators.

‘UPA will reserve 33% govt jobs for women’

C H E N NA I , M A R 1 3 (IANS): Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the UPA will reserve 33 per cent government jobs for women and pass the Women’s Reservation Bill giving them 33 per cent of seats in Lok Sabha if the party is voted to power. (Full story on p-7)

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Meetings in Dimapur & Mon to discuss polls 335 polling stations in Dimapur - 46 critical, 49 vulnerable; 204448 voters

DIMAPUR: DC Dimapur, Kevekha Kevin Zehol, who is also the District Election Officer (DEO), convened a meeting with representatives of political parties on March 13, in the DC’s Conference Hall Dimapur, to fix expenditure rates on various items for the forthcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019. According to a DIPR report, in the meeting, the said rates were revised and fixed with the representatives of various political parties present. The DC appealed to the representatives to minimize use of plastics in their election campaigns in order to support the plastic free Nagaland campaign. All the political parties agreed to honour the DC’s appeal. ADC Dimapur, Sharon Longchari who is also the deputy DEO, highlighted the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) and apprised the representatives of political parties on the guidelines given by ECI for regulating political parties. She requested all political parties to involve in free and fair play during the elections by adhering to the guidelines given in the MCC. Sharon specifically made clear the enforcement of MCC from the date of

The DC Dimapur’s meeting with the press in progress on March 13 in Dimapur. (DIPR)

announcement of election date till the election processes are over. Further, she explained that expenses spent on social media and paid news would be added in the election expenditure accounts and will fall under the MCC guidelines. In the meeting, AEO Dimapur, Roland Merry showed a demonstration using Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs). Features of Suwidha was also explained in detail through a slide-show presentation to acquaint the political par-

ties with the new app. Using this application, party representatives, candidates and election agents can apply for various permissions online. Political parties representing the NDPP, BJP and DCC attended the meeting. The Dimapur DC also met with the press fraternity of Dimapur on the same day. Acknowledging the media as the eyes and ears of citizens, Kevin sought the cooperation of the media during the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls 2019, stating that only through the media, information can be disseminated to a wider

audience. Highlighting poll preparedness, Kevin said that Dimapur district has been working in full swing for the Lok Sabha polls 2019 even before announcement of the election date. Dimapur will have 335 polling stations with 46 of them identified as critical and 49 as vulnerable. The number of voters in Dimapur is two lakh four thousand four hundred and forty eight, he added. 36 sector officers and 14 Nodal officers have been appointed to take charge of various teams and to monitor the election process. Vehicle requisitioning

has also started in Dimapur since Tuesday morning. Media persons from both print and electronic media attended the meeting. Mon: DC & DEO Mon, Thavaseelan K, organized an orientation meeting and workshop for political parties and civil societies on the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), Election Expenditure Monitoring, and information technology application, on March 13 at the DC’s Conference Hall, Mon. According to DIPR, chairing the meeting, Thavaseelan also demonstrated the C-Vigil, VVPAT and EVM usage. (The C-Vigil mobile application gives people the opportunity to click pictures and take videos of violations and send it to concerned election officers. The application can triangulate the complaint’s exact location using longitude and latitude information.) ADC Mon HQ, Hiazu Meru, gave a briefing on expenditure monitoring, MCC, MCMC and information technology. SDO (C) Phomching and Nodal Officer EEM Mon, James T. Khulu Tikhir spoke on the C-Vigil app and expenditure monitoring.

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news in Brief ASU 28th biennial general conference: The Angami Students’ Union (ASU) 28th biennial general conference has been scheduled from March 22 to 24 under the theme, “Aspiring dynamics” at Piphema village. ASU has invited all the respective ASU units and senior leaders, federating units of the NSF and all well wishers to grace the three-day conference. For further details, one may contact the general secretary at 7085178381. LEED general meeting: Lotha Eloe Ekhung Dimapur (LEED) has convened its general meeting for March 16, 10 am at Lotha Hoho Ki, Dimapur. All members have been asked to attend the meeting in traditional attire. Affiliated units have been asked to send at least one representative. TBBWA to organise free medical camp: Tibetan Bhutia Buddhist Welfare Association (TBBWA) will be organising a “Free Medical Check-up Camp” under a medical team from Men-Tse-Khang (Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute of Holiness The Dallai Lama, Shillong branch) on March 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at TBBWA community hall, Elora Lane, Near Yak Hotel, Dimapur. SJC Political Science department to celebrate 25th anniversary: Department of Political Science, St Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Kohima will be celebrating its 25th anniversary under the theme “Transiting the legacy of excellence” at the college campus on March 18. Minister for Higher and Technical Education, Temjen Imna Along will grace the occasion as special guest. The organising committee has invited all alumnus and well wishers to join the celebrations. APEN general conference: Association of Power Engineers Nagaland (APEN) has convened its general conference for March 14, 12 noon at Hotel Japfü Kohima. CPO executive council meeting: The Chakhesang Public Organization (CPO) executive council meeting will be held on March 20, 11 am at Mini Tourist Lodge, Pfutsero town. All the seven area presidents, representatives and former CPO

presidents have been requested to attend the meeting without fail. ANPH&PC prayer summit in Wokha: All Nagaland Prayer House & Prayer Centre (ANPH&PC) will hold a prayer summit at Lothatsu Prayer Centre (LPC) Zutanphen, Wokha town from March 15 to 17 on the theme, “He made known his way to Moses, His deed to the People of Israel” (Psalms 103:7). Uniforms for Transport Special Pool: The transport officer and deputy secretary of the Transport department has informed all drivers, handymen and mechanics, including casual employees under the establishment of Transport Special Pool, Nagaland Civil Secretariat, to report at the Secretariat Plaza, Nagaland Civil Secretariat on March 19 and 20, 10:30 am onwards to be measured for uniforms. Directive for Zunheboto Arms License holders: In view of the forthcoming Lok Sabha general elections, all arms license holders under Zunheboto district have been directed to deposit their arms licenses and weapons at the nearest Police Station on or before March 30, 2019. Failure comply will result in cancellation of the license(s) under appropriate sections of law. Directive for Wokha Arms License holders: DC Wokha, Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon, has through a notification, directed all Arms License holders under Wokha district to deposit their Arms/Weapons at the nearest Police Station in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. All administrative officers have been directed to oversee the deposit of arms by all Arms License holders of every type of weapon. (DIPR) Dimapur District Control Room for LS Elections: DC & DEO Dimapur, Kevekha Kevin Zehol has informed the public that in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, a District Control Room has been set up in the office of the DC Dimapur with ADC Dimapur, Sharon Longchari as officer in charge. Any queries may be directed at the District Control Room phone numbers 9402041471 and 9402041695. (DIPR)

Reproductive Child Health NSCN (K) warn imposters camps conducted in Phek NNC (PB) passes three-point resolution DIMAPUR: The NSCN/ GPRN (K) has alerted the public and business establishments about unscrupulous elements collecting taxes in its name and has cautioned them to not pay them anything, adding that they would be doing so at their own risk. A press release by Dimapur finance in-charge, “brg.” Akaho Jimo further warned imposters to stop such anti-social activities or face action. It further added that individuals with vested

interests and uninformed individuals were trying to “disintegrate and destroy the image of NSCN/ GPRN but it has vowed to uphold the spirit of Naga sovereignty and carry forward the freedom struggle passed by its predecessors and fight to redeem every inch of land.” The release added that for any clarifications, one can contact the finance in-charge of Dimapur, Kohima and Wokha at phone number 9436249157.

NSCN (I-M) offers condolences

A health professional vaccinates a baby during one of the camps organized in Phek district.

DIMAPUR: Office of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Phek conducted Reproductive Child Health (RCH) camps at Mutsale and Matikhru villages, Phek district on March 4 and 6 respectively. A press release from CMO office, district media officer Kutolu Nakro stated that a total of 230 women and children were treated, out of which 27 were AnteNatal Check-ups (ANC)

and nine were Post-Natal Check-ups (PNC). Family planning services were also made available for eligible couples. Dropped out and left out children were identified and vaccinated. Screening for diabetes, blood pressure checking, and other routine examinations were also done. Infor mation Education Communication (IEC) activities such as Interpersonal Communica-

tion (IPC) through Focus Group Discussion (FGD) were conducted with eligible couples and mothers on family planning, maternal health, child health, immunization etc. The RCH camps were conducted by a team of doctors from different specialities of district hospital, program officers, nurses and lab technicians led by CMO, Phek, Dr. Vibeituonuo Mepfuo.

DIMAPUR: NSCN (I-M) has expressed deep pain at the untimely demise of Shiniho Awomi, ‘tatar status’, union territory (UT) from Zhekeshe village, Sumi region on March 8 and ‘captain’ Shaboh Wenkingsu, Army No. AB-80637 of General Head Quarters (GHQ), Naga Army, from Nyanching village, Konyak region on March 12. NSCN (I-M) through its MIP stated that late Shaboh had joined national service on January 2, 1998. It also stated that the Longvibu and entire Naga Army pays homage to the departed soul and has posthumously bestowed upon him the rank of ‘major’ by the office of the Longvibu, Naga Army in recognition of the service he rendered for the Naga nation. The MIP stated that they had served the nation wholeheartedly with sincerity, loyalty until their demise and their names will be recorded in the pages of Naga history and their sacrifices for the Naga nation shall ever be cherished. NSCN (I-M) further conveyed its condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed for the departed souls to find eternal peace.

DIMAPUR: The NNC (Parent Body), on March 7, held a general meeting at Oking where it adopted important resolutions in the interest of the Naga people and the future. A press release from NNC information and publicity wing stated that the NNC has resolved to stand, even in the future, till freedom of sovereignty is achieved, for the his-

torical & political rights of the Nagas according to the 1929 memorandum submitted to British India Simon Commission; Naga declaration of August 14, 1947 acknowledged by the United Nations Organisation (UNO) and the plebiscite of May 16, 1951 where 99.9% were for Naga freedom. Secondly, it resolved “to reject any other agree-

ment or accord of Article 371(A) of 16th Point Agreement or any agreement below the Historical & Political rights of the Naga people’s sacrificial blood and tears.” Its third resolution was that it will ally with political group or groups who stood for the “Naga Historical & Political Rights of the Naga people’s freedom of sovereignty.”

Department of History, Dimapur Government College, organized a study tour for BA 6th Semester History Honours students on March 9. The team consisting of 15 students along with two teachers visited the War Museum in Kisama, the War Cemetery and the Inspection Bungalow in Piphema. (DGC Publicity and Media Cell, A. Sentiyula)

Training on mushroom spawn production technology Excise Dimapur apprehend two

Participants of the Mushroom spawn production technology training program held from March 5 to 7 in Medziphema.

DIMAPUR: ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre organized a “Mushroom spawn production technology” three-day training & demonstration under All India Coordinated ReK

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search Project (AICRP) on mushroom, from March 5 to 7 at ICAR Campus, Nagaland Centre, Medziphema. A press release from ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region,

Nagaland Centre, stated that joint director Dr. DJ Rajkhowa, encouraged the participants to grow mushroom spawns to meet requirements of hill districts of Nagaland. Locally growing these will reduce

transportation costs and make them available at the door steps of cultivating farmers, he added. Dr. Rajkhowa also emphasized on development of spawn production, keeping in view that

there is a lot of demand for spawns. He also dwelt on formation of FPOs on mushroom production to bridge the scarcity of spawn availability and increase the availability of mushrooms in Nagaland. The training was coordinated by Dr. Rajesha G, scientist (plant pathology) and was mainly focused on increasing the availability of spawns in Nagaland. During the training, Dr. Christy B. K. Sangma, scientist (soil microbiology), Dr. Rajesha G., scientist (plant pathology), Raghuveer Singh, scientist (plant pathology), Dr. Ph Romen Sharma, scientist (agril. extension) and E. Lireni Kikon SMS (plant protection) were the resource experts. Altogether 18 participants from the State and Central governments, organizations and entrepreneurs, attended the training.

DIMAPUR: District Excise, Dimapur, during routine frisking at Chumukedima check gate, apprehended Athikho Adarii (24), resident of of Lower A.G. colony, Kohima and Vekhuku Murao, resident of Pfutsero town. According to Superintendent of Excise & Prohibiton, Dimapur, the accused

were apprehended in possession of 288 cans/bottles of assorted IMFL from a vehicle bearing Regd. No. AS 01 AP 4855, and have been booked under section 44 of the NLTP Act, 1989. Regular frisking duties in all check gates have been heightened in and around Dimapur in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

28 Assam Rifles, Wokha battalion conducting a medical camp at Mungya village on March 13, under the supervision of RMO, captain Satya Prakash. Around 112 patients received free medical treatment and medicine during the camp. (DIPR) K

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Organizers, resource persons and participants of the Save Intangki save Peren seminar held on March 13 in Peren.

DIMAPUR: Government Middle School (GMS), Ikiesingram, in collaboration with Ahthibung Region Club (ARC) and Jalukie Battalion, Assam Rifles organized a seminar on global warming and climate change under the theme, “Save Intangki save Peren” on March 13. A press release from ARC vice chairman, Henpu Kuki, stated that children were taught about water preservation, soil conservation and management of polythene wrappers. Farmers were also educated on modern ways of farming.

A series of lectures on the seminar topic were delivered by an officer from Assam Rifles, and environmentalist Henpu Kuki from Ahthibung region. The resource persons pointed out that nearly 60 to 70 trees, aged 15 to 20 years were being cut on a daily basis in this region which will, according to them, lead to a devastated environment for the coming generations. They also said that global temperatures were rising every year and seasons were becoming more unbearable. Primary teacher, P Ingimtui, acted as the interpreter for

Awareness program discusses management of fish health

DIMAPUR: ICAR-Central institute of Fisheries Education, Versova, Mumbai organized a two-day program for Farmers to spread awareness on “Fish Health Management.” It was organized jointly by ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE), Mumbai and Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Dimapur, at Fisheries Biologist Brooder Fish Farm, Dimapur, Nagaland on March 6 and 7. A press release from principal scientist and Nodal officer, NEH Unit ICAR-

CIFE, Dr. PP Srivastava, stated that Nodal Officer of NEH for ICAR-CIFE, covered various topics such as fundamental and basic approaches for fish health management against infectious diseases, fish nutrition and health, on-hand demonstration for disease identification in fishes etc. Dr. P. P. Srivastava, principal scientist; Dr. Rama Sharma, associate dean (Academics), Dr. Megha Bedekar and Dr. A. Pavan Kumar, delivered significant contributions to the conduct of the awareness

program. Officer in-charge, Fisheries biologist Brooder Fish Farm, Dr. Amenla, praised the efforts of ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai, for sensitizing farmers. Director Fisheries, Nagaland, Kevisa Kense, also lauded the support team for organizing such a program in Dimapur. Earlier, Horticulture secretary, Nagaland, M.K. Mero, opened the program, which a total of 72 participants including farmers and technical personnel attended.

Training for Zunheboto polling officials

DIMAPUR: In view of the forthcoming General Elections to the 17th Lok Sabha, a training program as per the schedule has been fixed for Zunheboto district. According to DIPR, all polling officials have been directed to attend the training program, failing which stringent disciplinary action will be initiated. The training schedule is thus: Presiding officer and 1st Polling Officer training 1st phase on March 18; 2nd phase on March 28 at GHSS Zunheboto

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and 3rd phase on April 8 at Town Hall Zunheboto. 2nd polling officers and 3rd polling officers will train on March 19, 2nd phase on March 29 at GHSS Zunheboto and 3rd phase on April 8 at Town hall. Grade IV staff training on March 19 and April 8 at Town hall Zunheboto. During the first phase of training i.e. March 18, all polling officials have been directed to submit two passport size photos.

the program. An interactive session was also held with students and farmers. Nearly 175 Students, teachers and ARC members attended the event. All participants also pledged to plant a tree every year and started a signature campaign to stop tree cutting trees for commercial use from the area. This campaign will reach each and every village of Peren, thereafter it will be brought to the attention of NGT India and the chief minister of Nagaland for their intervention.

Beneficiary identification drive in Tuensang DIMAPUR: A Health camp & Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM/PMJAY) beneficiary identification drive was organized at Noklak CHC under Noklak block on March 7. A total of 226 patients availed services during the beneficiary identification drive. A press release by Tuensang District Media Officer, APHEANG and CMO, Dr. T Pangjung Sangtam stated that on March 8, a meeting was also held at CBLT Tuensang town in collaboration with ECS Tuensang. During the meeting, Dr. Kika Longkumer, deputy director, Nodal Officer (PMJAY) gave briefings on the benefits of AB-PMJAY. Executive secretaries and representatives from Longleng, CBLT, Noklak, Yangli centre and Shamator Town attended the meeting. On the same day, IT systems were distributed by an insurance company; MoUs were signed between hospitals, State Health Agency (SHA) and an insurance company; hands on training was imparted to medical officers in-charge and PMAMs; and PMJAY beneficiaries were identified at Tuensang village under Tuensang Sadar.

Rotary club organizes training program on menstrual hygiene

Rotarians, GHSS Half Nagarjan staff and students after the training program conducted on March 13. (NP)

Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, MAR 13 (NPN): A Teachers and Students Training Program on menstrual health management and hand washing, was held at Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS), Half Nagarjan Dimapur, on Wednesday. The training was organized by the Rotary Club of Dimapur under Water And Sanitation (W.A.S.H), District 3240 WinS Project in collaboration with Rotary Club of Walsall Saddllers, District 1210, UK, under The Rotary

Foundation program. The resource person for the program was Nelson Deb, social entrepreneur and founder of The Eco Hub Small Industries based in Bokaghat, Assam. The project was carried out under the chairmanship of Rtn R.S Panesar, past assistant governor. Altogether 110 girl students attended the workshop and were enriched with the knowledge of Menstrual Health Education. Two female teachers Keneinuo Mechulho and Metsisieu Sakhrie and one female rotarian Lucy

Akokla Pongen, were also trained on the subject of menstrual health education, and one male teacher Lephizo Apon, along with the rotarians, were trained on the subject of hand washing. Principal of the school, A Mughali Sema welcomed the resource person and rotarians and thanked them for their services. The event was attended by students, teachers, and Rotarians. Later, leaflets on menstruation hygiene practices and hand washing were distributed.

Toilet block for district TB Centre inaugurated skip their medication and take them regularly. He also thanked the DMC administrator and all who contributed towards construction of the block. Later, the block was inaugurated by the DMC administrator in the presence of the CMO.

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DIMAPUR, MAR 13 (NPN): A toilet block, sponsored by the Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) and implemented by the Dimapur Swachh Bharat Brand ambassador and team, was inaugurated on Wednesday at District TB Centre, Bank Colony near FCI Office, Dimapur. At the program, a keynote address was delivered by district Swachh Bharat ambassador and director of trust reformation, Resource Centre, Bendangla. She encouraged the gathering to make a difference through contributions to society. Let’s not stay mediocre, she suggested adding that people need to stir themselves up and make things happen instead of depending only on the government to clean up their surroundings. She also discussed features of implementation of the newly constructed toilet block. Lauding DMC for their contribution, Bendangla mentioned that

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At the program, a welcome address and introduction were delivered by district TB centre, medical officer. Dr. Panger; and the opening prayer was offered by hospital chaplain, Rev. Yhunlo Thong. Thomas Tep said the benediction.

Moa Sangtam inaugurating the toilet block in the presence of Dr. Vikato Kinimi on March 13 in Dimapur. (NP)

the DMC had brought many changes for a greener, cleaner, and healthier Dimapur. DMC administrator, Moa Sangtam, in his remark, encouraged the staff of the centre to take up the responsibility of taking care of the block and keeping it clean as concerned citizens. Lamenting on the problem of public toilet shortage in Dimapur town, Moa said finding a plot to construct toilets is the

problem. Delivering a short speech, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dimapur, Dr. Vikato Kinimi reiterated the call to the centre’s staff to take responsibility for keeping the block clean. Pointing out that unclean surroundings cause sickness and help the spread of diseases, he encouraged the gathering to start cleaning their surroundings and plant trees. Kinimi also encouraged TB patients to not POWERED BY

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Shillong, March 11: A screening committee of the Congress on Wednesday vetted the names of former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and Union Minister Vincent H. Pala as the party’s candidates from two Lok Sabha seats in Meghalaya, a Congress official said. Meghalaya has two parliamentary constituencies -- Shillong and Tura -- that will go to polls on April 11. Sangma, who is currently the Leader of Opposition in the Meghalaya assembly, will be contesting from Tura Lok Sabha seat. Incumbent Congress Lok Sabha member, Pala has been was nominated from Shillong parliamentary seat. Pala had won the last parliamentary elections by a margin of 40,379 votes against Independent candidate P.B.M. Basaiawmoit. “The screening committee has cleared the names of Mukul Sangma and

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Vincent Pala as the party nominees to contest the Lok Sabha elections. The party will officially declare their names in a day or two,” a Congress official said. Sangma, who is also the chairman of the North East Congress Coordination Committee (NECCC), is contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections following party’s request. “Although, I have not applied for a party ticket but the party has requested me to contest elections from Tura parliamentary constituency in the interest of the people and the nation at large,” Sangma said. On Monday, the ruling National People’s Party-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government announced it would jointly

field former Union minister Agatha K. Sangma from the Tura Lok Sabha seat and United Democratic Party's Jemino Mawthoh from the Shillong constituency. Both Mawthoh and Agatha Sangma, the sister of the Chief Minister and the youngest daughter of former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma, will contest on symbols of their own party's – the UDP and the NPP, respectively. Agatha Sangma, who won from Tura parliamentary constituency in the 2009 elections and served as minister in the UPA-II government, had won the Assembly elections from South Tura last year. She however resigned from the seat to pave the way for Conrad Sangma to enter the assembly. However, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is also part of the National People's Party-led, six-party MDA, decided to field its own candidates from the state's two parliamentary constituencies.

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SHILLONG, March 13: Describing the BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance as a “loose association”, Meghalaya Assembly Speaker and United Democratic Party (UDP) Chief, Donkupar Roy on Wednesday said that NEDA has nothing to do with upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the region. “NEDA is a loose association which is not even a written association or has a written agreement. We (UDP) are fighting the elections on our own and have nothing to do with them (NEDA),” he told journalists. T h e U D P, w h i c h snapped ties with the NEDA over the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, has nominated Jemino Mawthoh as the candidate from Shillong Lok Sabha seat. NEDA formed by BJP in 2016, is a platform of non-Congress parties from the northeast. Political parties barring the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Meghalaya

Democratic Alliance coalition government are supporting Mawthoh’s candidature. Asked if the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will be UDP’s election agenda, Roy said, “Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is not our issue. It is an issue of the MP (Member of Parliament). It will not be an agenda since there are different agendas.” On BJP’s decision to fight the Lok Sabha polls in the state, the UDP leader said, “BJP contesting separately will not affect us (UDP). In fact, BJP going alone will prove wrong the allegation of Congress that UDP and NPP are having nexus. Moreover, it will prove that we don’t have any connection with the BJP.” Claiming that Congress party will be further decimated in the Northeastern states after the results of the Lok Sabha elections, Roy said, “The Congress position in the Northeastern states will go down in the region since they have lost power in all the Northeastern states.”

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IMPHAL, Mar 13: Time has come to teach a lesson to the BJP, Congress leaders in Manipur said on Wednesday. State Congress leader and sitting MLA, K Govindas, in his address at the launch of Youth Congress’s “Chalo Panchayat Chalo Ward” Abhiyanat in Bishnupur district, alleged BJP government doing nothing except spreading false propagandas. He said that BJP has done nothing for the welfare of the people except renaming of schemes implemented during Congress regime. They were cheating and fooling the people with false propagandas through media. The BJP has been looting government exchequers all this years since the party came to power at the Centre by way of issuing advertisements with their false propaganda, the former minister alleged. The Manipur unit of the Youth Congress launched the “Chalo Panchayat Chalo Ward Abhiyanat” with the objective of creating awareness to the people on

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IMPHAL, Mar 13: To ensure maximum participation and ethical voting, election authorities in Manipur have been actively engaging in creating awareness on Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP). Apart from holding regular meetings and trainings, the district electoral officers have been conducting SVEEP campaigns in the form of competitions and street corner campaigns since March 8. DEOs have been carrying out more multi-me-

dia campaign on EVM and VVPT by educating staffs and visitors at the headquarters of each districts, a release of the state DIPR said on Wednesday. In one of the campaign organized in Bishnupur district today, Nodal Officer for EVM Management, L Rojendro Singh said that about 500 individuals have been given awareness on EVM and VVPT in the past two days. He added that the campaign will be carried out in Bishnupur Bazaar, Moirang, Thanga, Ningthoukhong and many other places after some days.

“Three lucky participants in this campaign will be given five litre capacity pressure cooker as 1st prize, three litre pressure cooker as 2nd prize and five litre rice cooker as 3rd prize” Singh informed. The district organized training on SUVIDHA for AROs and staffs on March 13. Training on paid news for MCMC team will be organized at Conference Hall of DC’s office on March 14 as a part of the ongoing election related trainings, it added. Meanwhile, Election Commission of India has

notified to allow 11 documents which can be produced by electors who are not able to produce their EPIC at the time of casting votes. A release of the state chief electoral officer on Wednesday said that the ECI has directed that all electors in all constituencies who have been issued Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) to produce their EPIC for their identification at the polling station before casting their votes. Electors who do not have EPIC can produce

either a passport, driving license, service identity card with photograph issued by Central/State Govt./ PSUs/public ltd. companies, passbooks with photograph issued by bank/post office, PAN card, Smart Card issued by RGI under NPR, MNREGA job card, health insurance smart card under the Scheme of Ministry of Labour, pension document with photograph, official identity cards issued to MPs/ MLAs/MLCs or Aadhaar Card for establishing their identity at the time of cast-

ing their votes, it said. Overseas electors shall have to produce their original passport only for identification, it added. The ECI had notified that the Photo Voter Slip (PVS) cannot be a valid stand-alone voting identification document on the ground of its misuse since PVSs are printed after the finalization of the roll and distributed just close to the poll day through Booth Level Officers (BLO) and it also does not incorporate any security feature, EIC added.

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-- that will go to polls April 11. The National People’s Party-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government has announced it would jointly field former Union minister Agatha K. Sangma from the Tura Lok Sabha seat and United Democratic Party’s Jemino Mawthoh from the Shillong constituency. The Bharatiya Janata Party, which is also part of the National People’s Party-led, six-party MDA, has however decided to field its own candidates from the state’s two parliamentary constituencies.

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The VGOK take this opportunity to thank Almighty God and take pride and honour to extend our heartiest congratulations, to our senior officers on their designation/promotion to higher grade. 1. Smti. AHOLA THOSE, Commissioner & Secretary to the Govt. of Nagaland. 2. Shri. SWEHO NALEO, Secretary to the Govt. of Nagaland. 3. Shri. ADI NALEO, Director, Treasuries & Accounts Nagaland. The VGOK thank them for bringing laurels to Viswemi in particular and the Nagas in general and further pray that God bless all of you with Good Health and Long Life as you continue to serve our Naga people.

Dearest Tindim (Keren) Happy birthday to a special person who is bringing so much joy to my heart. I wish your birthday is as beautiful and full of love as you are. You deserve only the best, and I wish that for you Best wishes my love. Lots of Love Seimin Dear Lolo, “Sending you smiles for every moment of your special day and with all of my heart wishing you a very, very happy returns of the day Lolo, Happy birthday”. From Toka AFFIDAVIT

I, ANITA SWU, W/O, VIKIYE CHISHI, resident of Ward No-6, Chumukedima, District Dimapur; Nagaland do hereby solemnly affirm and declare on oath as under :1. That, I am a bonafide citizen of India and my actual and correct name is “ANITA SWU” which is mentioned and recorded in all my official documents and records. 2. That my name is mentioned and recorded in various ways as such as “ANITA RAI” in my academic documents and records and “ATOLI CHISHI” as in my children’s birth certificate. 3. That the names “ANITA SWU”, “ANITA RAI” and “ANITA CHISHI” refers to the name of one and the same person i.e, my name only 4. That, for all future correspondence and records, I shall use the same name “ANITA SWU”. 5. That the statements above are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief and nothing has been concealed therein. Deponent DP-2025

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T h e L o n g k h u m t s ü r Te l o n g j e m Ko h i m a w i t h immense pride and honour would like to congratulate Mrs Rongsenrenla, D/o Mrs Bendangsenla and Lt. Mr W. Chubanungba on being promoted to the post of Additional Secretary, Govt. of Nagaland. The LTK wishes and pray that God continue to bless her abundantly. Tajenkila Lipokrenla President Gen. Secretary

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Sumi Officer's Union Dimapur convey our heartiest congratulationis to its members for their promotion to the various posts. Er. Shikato Sema, Addl. Chief Engineer (T & G), Dr. Hotokhu Chishi, Addl. Director, H&FW, Dr. Hokheto Kiba, Addl. Director Vety. & AH, Er. K. Nikato Assumi, SE (PEP) and Er. G. Jekuto Sema, EE (R&B). We wish you all the best and may God bless and guide you as you take up your new role and assignments. Sd/Sd/(Er. Akuto Wotsa) (Er. Y. Akito Muru) President General Secretary SOUD SOUD

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Ipu K. Asta Achumi, Happy 92nd birthday, Ipu. We hope this new phase of life you have entered brings you peace, good health and happiness. From your loving Children

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Dearest Arila, You are God’s gift to us. You are one in thousands. We pray to the Almighty God for your well-being and to bless you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. From Uncle, Aunty, Grandmother & Family Members

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We the Ikishe Village Council, 5 th Mile, Dimapur convey our heartiest congratulations to Dr. Tovito L. Awomi, S/o Mrs. & Mr. Luheto Awomi, G.B & Lhotoli Awomi, for being conferred the post of Insurance Medical Officer (I.M.O) conducted by ESIC under Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India and for being the first among the Sumi to clear the exam. The Council wishes him success in all his future endeavours. (Dr. Z. Kheshito Zhimo) Village Council Chairman DP-2049

Ward Abhiyanat” comes at a time when political parties in Manipur are gearing up for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls which will be held in Manipur in two phases; on April 11 and 18. In Manipur, the polling for the Outer Manipur (Reserved) Parliamentary Constituency and Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency will be held on April 11 and 18 respectively. The formal notifications will be issued on March 18 for Outer seat and on March 19 for Inner seat after which filing of nomination papers for candidatures will be allowed.

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Shillong, March 12: Ahead of the first phase Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission on Tuesday transferred two Meghalaya officials. Returning Officer for Shillong parliamentary seat, Matsiewdor War Nongbri has been replaced by Abhishek Bhagotia. Nongbri, who was appointed as Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills district on January this year, is now posted as Secretary (Secretariat Administration Department). The other official is Deputy Commissioner of West

Jaintia Hills district Garod L.S.N.Dykes, who will be replaced by Chinmay P. Gotmare. Dykes will be posted as (Secretary) Education department. “As far as I know, there are no adverse remarks against officer but the commission transferred them on technical grounds since both officers are posted in the respective home district which is against election commission’s guidelines,” Chief Electoral Officer, Frederick Roy Kharkongor said. Meghalaya has two parliamentary constituencies -- Shillong and Tura

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No. :- 73140 C/N :- Ngentuna Sairu S/O :- Lt. Deuchi Village :- Jalukie 'B' PO/PS :- Jalukie District :- Peren, Nagaland Whereas you have been found absent from Govt. bonafide duty w.e.f. 07/11/2018 and inspite of 3 (three) calling notice issued to you Vide T/O Letter NO (i) 7 NAP/ RO-5/2018-19/1834 Dated 12/02/2019 (ii) No. 1912 Dated 27/02/2019 and (iii) No. 1986 Dated 06/03/2019 but you failed to report back for duty. You are therefore, directed to report to the Office of the Commandant 7 NAP Battalion, Bhandari within 7 (seven) days from the date of publication of this notice failing which you will be declared as deserter and action will be taken against you ex - parte. This may be treated as last notice. Commandant 7th NAP Battalion, Bhandari : : Nagaland DC-382

AFFIDAVIT I, Smti. TOKHELI AYEMI, resident of H.No. 57, Thahekhu Village, Dimapur, Nagaland, India, do hereby solemnly affirm and state as under:1. That I am a bonafide law abiding citizen of India. 2. That my official name is Smti TOKHELI AYEMI whereas in my Passport, issued by the Regional Passport Office, Government of India my name has been inadvertently entered and recorded as HONITO TOKHELI AYE. 3. And whereas TOKHELI AYEMI alias TOKHELI AYE, both refers to my name or the same and one person. 4. That the name TOKHELI AYEMI and HONITO TOKHELI AYE pertains to one and same person and there is no discrepancy between the name. 5. That henceforth I shall be known as TOKHELI AYEMI for all official and correspondence purposes and further wherever my other name has been entered it has to be read as TOKHELI AYEMI. 6. That the statements made from para 1 to 5 by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief and nothing material has been concealed. Solemnly sworn and declared before me DEPONENT by the deponent on 13th March 2019. Regd. No. 1275/2019 Magistrate/Notary Public Date : 13/03/2019

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the welfare works that were performed by the Congress during its 15 years rule in the state. Mention may be made that Congress under the leadership of O Ibobi Singh ruled the state for three consecutive terms before the BJP snatched the power after general elections in 2017. Govindas said that like the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, the BJPled coalition government in the state has also been actively engaging in cheating and fooling the people with its false propagandas. The launch of the “Chalo Panchayat Chalo

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No. :- 70700 C/N :- S. Toivi Sema S/O :- Satovi Sema Village :- Viyilho PO/PS :- Aghunato District :- Zunheboto, Nagaland Whereas you have been found absent from Govt. bonafide duty w.e.f. 03/02/2019 and inspite of 3 (three) calling notice issued to you Vide T/O Letter NO (i) 7 NAP/ RO-5/2018-19/1844 Dated 14/02/2019 (ii) No. 1899 Dated 27/02/2019 and (iii) No. 1987 Dated 06/03/2019 but you failed to report back for duty. You are therefore, directed to report to the Office of the Commandant 7 NAP Battalion, Bhandari within 7 (seven) days from the date of publication of this notice failing which you will be declared as deserter and action will be taken against you ex - parte. This may be treated as last notice. Commandant 7th NAP Battalion, Bhandari : : Nagaland DC-381

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GENERAL INFORMATION This is a general information to all the landowners of the highway area between Purana Bazaar to Chumukedima, that there will be an emergency meeting on 23rd of March, 2019 at 9:30 a.m at the Charity Residential School, Unity Village, 5th Mile, Dimapur. The meeting will focus on the ongoing 4 Lane Construction, for forceable encroachment of the private land and damaging lots of properties by the Ministry of National Highway by ignoring the rights and demand of the land owners for the compensation. Therefore, all the concerned members are requested to treat the matter as a very serious issue and attend the meeting without fail. (K. Vishepu Assumi) (L. Akumba Ao) Sessional Chairman Sessional Secretary

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‘Rafale case: Petitioners leaked secrets’

Ko l k ata , M a r 1 3 (IANS): Throwing the gauntlet at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday dared him to contest from as many seats as possible in Bengal in the 2019 elections and claimed that he “will fail like the demonetisation move”. “Anybody can contest from any seat. It is a democratic right. I can also contest from Varanasi. But if he contests (from Bengal) ... his condition will become like demonetisation. He will be punished in the court of people,” Banerjee told the reporters answering a specific question on the possibility of Modi contesting the coming Lok Sabha polls from Bengal. “I think he will have to answer to people for the harms he has caused to the country. Let him contest, we will be very happy. If he is not sure about one seat, let him contest in all 42 seats,” she said.

tended that the four-page note annexed with the petition seeking a review of the December 14 judgement is a “secret” document. Similarly in the miscellaneous application by Sinha and others seeking perjury action against the officers allegedly for misleading the court consists of two notes of two pages and 8 pages which too are privileged. All the three documents - one annexed with the review petition and two with the miscellaneous applications -- have been authenticated by Bhushan. Contending that the documents attached to the review petition and miscellaneous application were “sensitive to national

New Delhi, Mar 13 (PTI): The Election Commission (EC) will hold its first meeting with central observers, including those who will keep a check on black money and illegal inducements, on Thursday as part of preparations for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. Officials said the full EC, comprising Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra, apart from other senior officials of the poll body, will “brief the central observers about their roles and responsibilities while being on election duty”. The meeting is the first since election dates were declared by the EC on March 10. The officials said the EC, till now, has earmarked deploying over 800 expenditure monitoring observers for the multi-phase polls that begin on April 11. T h e o b s e r ve r s a r e drawn from various central services like the Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax and Customs and Excise), the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Po-

lice Service (IPS), apart from others, and they are considered to be on ‘EC duty’ till the elections process ends. The CEC, ECs and other EC brass will talk to the observers and tell them about the process, code of conduct, rules, laws and other subjects that they will encounter during the polls for over two months time now, the officials said. The EC’s mechanism to curb black money and illegal inducements like liquor and drugs and the teams deployed to check these will be specifically shared with the expenditure monitoring observers during the day-long meeting, they said. A question and answer session at the end of the conference will allow the observers to clarify their

doubts and queries on these issues and subjects, said the officials. While there have been interactions between the two sides in the past in anticipation of the polls, the Thursday meeting is the first since the poll process began formally and there could be a next such meeting on March 26, they said. The EC had declared the dates and processes for elections to the 17th Lok Sabha on March 10. The elections will begin on April 11 and polling would be held over seven phases through May 19, followed by counting of votes on May 23. Assembly polls in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim will be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha election.

Cong, JD(S) seal poll pact in K’taka with 20-8 seat formula New Delhi, Mar 13 (AGENCIES): For mer prime minister HD Deve Gowda’s Janata Dal (Secular) on Wednesday sealed its poll pact with the Congress for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, settling for 8 of the state’s 28 parliamentary seats rather than the 10 that it had aspired for. The Congress did cede Tumkur, which it had won last time, to its alliance partner but refused to give up other seats that it had won in the 2014 elections. It has also convinced the JD (S) not to insist on the Mysuru seat, the home district of former chief minister Siddaramaiah. Mysuru seat is at the heart of the Vokkaliga dominated region where the JD(S) has a strong base. Negotiations had been

going on for the past two months as the partners could not arrive at a consensus on key seats, including in southern Karnataka. The JD(S) had initially demanded 12 seats, among these were four seats that the Congress had won in 2014. As per the pact, the JD(S) will contest the Bijapur, Uttara Kannada, Udupi-Chikkamagaluru, Shimoga, Hassan, Mandya, Bengaluru North and Tumkur seats. The Congress has had to give up its claim on the Tumkur, which was one of nine seats it won in 2014. However, it managed to hold on to its other seats despite pressure from the JD(S). “@INCIndia @ JanataDal_S seat sharing for Karnataka #LokSabhaPolls2019 is confirmed. 20 for Congress and 8 for

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Vol. XXIX NO. 96 Dimapur, THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019

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Saturation politics

oo much of everything is bad or specifically, too much of the same thing is bad. In other words, too much of politics among Nagas is bad and can be counter-productive. This was again brought to mind by veteran Naga politician and former governor and five-time chief minister Dr. S.C. Jamir at the 6th general convention of the Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC) in Dimapur. The veteran politician, is the only surviving member of the Naga People’s Convention (NPC) and among those who signed the 16-Point Agreement in 1960 with the government of India under Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru which became the framework for the creation of Nagaland state in 1963.What Jamir has been saying all through the past years- the condition prevalent in Naga society- refers chiefly to the negative tendencies as consequence of the over indulgence in politics. Of course, without politics there would have been no awakening among the various tribes who proudly identified themselves as ‘Nagas’. Education had instilled a sense of purpose which was carried over to politics in creating awareness among Nagas, a trait that had pitched them ahead of all other tribals in the region. It was politics that banded Naga tribes together since the early 1900s (around 1926) when the Naga Club raised the Naga consciousness to a new level. Thereon, the few and first educated Nagas became aware of the evolving politics and envisioned themselves as one people. The Naga People’s Convention (NPC) was formed by several educated Nagas to provide a platform for deliberating on the human tragedy that unfolded in villages throughout erstwhile Naga Hills. From those years to statehood, politics had provided the platform for people to decide on their future. Perhaps what has changed today is that the politics of awareness has probably been played too often and too many times. Nagas are well aware of their political history and God-given rights and today they need to look for remedies for the persisting problems of politics. Politics is always relevant and that calls for leaders to redefine their agendas. It is a dichotomy that when “people’s rights” are being spoken of at every occasion, the other no less important “right of the individual” is being submerged/suppressed. Every citizen has a right which cannot be taken away by those who claim to fight or defend “people’s rights”. Individual rights are the building brick that makes the foundation for a collective “people’s rights.” Politics which seeks to impose certain ideologies on the individuals is not consonant with democratic principles. Every ideology has to stand the test of wide appeal and acceptability by also providing the room for differing opinions and dissent. This is what makes political ideology relevant. If there has been over saturation of identity politics, it is mainly because there has been too little open, frank and respectful deliberation. Today, Naga society has been grounded by the politics of tribe identity or tribe alliances etc which can only work against amalgamation of individuals who may have differing views but who learn to tolerate and respect the individual’s right to differ. Politics that has no vision will shut its doors on individual freedom and democracy. Various tribes or tribe alliances cannot ignore the challenges facing Naga society. They need to reinvigorate the traditional practise of ensuring liberty and justice for the individual irrespective of caste or creed to create a free and progressive society. Perhaps, political discourse could contribute if unity can be understood as tolerance to diversity of ideas and views in a fast developing world.

DailyDevotion God’s Total Surrender to Us

For God so loved the world that He gave… —John 3:16 Salvation does not mean merely deliverance from sin or the experience of personal holiness. The salvation which comes from God means being completely delivered from myself, and being placed into perfect union with Him. When I think of my salvation experience, I think of being delivered from sin and gaining personal holiness. But salvation is so much more! It means that the Spirit of God has brought me into intimate contact with the true Person of God Himself. And as I am caught up into total surrender to God, I become thrilled with something infinitely greater than myself. To say that we are called to preach holiness or sanctification is to miss the main point. We are called to proclaim Jesus Christ (see 1 Corinthians 2:2). The fact that He saves from sin and makes us holy is actually part of the effect of His wonderful and total surrender to us. If we are truly surrendered, we will never be aware of our own efforts to remain surrendered. Our entire life will be consumed with the One to whom we surrender. Beware of talking about surrender if you know nothing about it. In fact, you will never know anything about it until you understand that John 3:16 means that God completely and absolutely gave Himself to us. In our surrender, we must give ourselves to God in the same way He gave Himself for us— totally, unconditionally, and without reservation. The consequences and circumstances resulting from our surrender will never even enter our mind, because our life will be totally consumed with Him.

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The saffron India and its alternative narrative

ust at the time when India come close to its general election the ruling dispensation of New Delhi finds an opportune time, in the form of the aftermath crisis of the Pulwama massacre, to construct a political narrative that centered around a nationalistic fervor, and project itself as a party that defend and protect the country and is capable of responding to any form of aggressions and propaganda campaigns wage by its enemies and can give a befitting reply to any form of attacks pushing them to the back foot. Already constructed as “successful” in its response to the attack by conducting “surgical strikes” at many suspected terror base camps inside Pakistan’s territory, destroying them and also killing “many good number of terrorists”, the ruling party would not waste this opportunity to convert it into an electoral gains toward winning election, and replacing their recent apparent vulnerability in retaining power to an invincible political force riding on a wave of high moral ground after a “successful military” campaign against an aggressors. Up until the Pulwama cauldron, the political atmosphere over the last few months created a sense of panic and nervousness within the leadership of the saffron party doubting its ability of retaining power at the centre, precipitated by, among others, lose of its control over the three electorally crucial Hindi heartland states last December, possibility of a combined opposition forces taking on them to dethrone them in the coming election and the anti-incumbency factor that is surely going to be a key hurdle for them – a factor that is expected to go against any incumbent regime in any working democracies in the world. And

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aga millennials today believe that the hor nbill is a mythological bird because they have never seen one in Nagaland. They wonder how the black and white feathered bird got embedded into their traditional attire and more so, how the beak and feathers became an integral part of the Naga culture. Going by folklore, the bird must have existed in abundance those days. But for obvious reasons, the poor legendary bird (alongwith other species) disappeared locally many years ago. The rest that must have survived will be the lucky ones that escaped (not migrated) into the forests of our next door neighbour. Now all that remains of the poor bird (in Nagaland) is the fables and stories narrated around it. Just last month, a tourist captured a breath-taking picture of this majestic bird on his device while crossing the Kaziranga forest stretch in Assam (picture as shared on Whatsapp). How majestic! Seeing it, I could easily relate our Naga head gear and the bird (specially the one worn by Angamis). How heartening and encouraging it is to see them dwell and fly around the forest reserves of Kaziranga and Dihing Forest in Assam. The notion that the hornbill is a bird of the past does not hold true because they live just beyond our borders. They have not become extinct yet. So, how can we assume that they have gone away forever? Ca’nt they ever come back and live in our forest lands? I wonder.

as the Pulwama cauldron is expected to dominate the political discourse of the country in the run-up to the election, the saffron regime would be playing all the possible political and electoral cards, including the Pulwama crisis, to ensure that they would not suffer the same fate of 2004. Assertions of Hindu Rhastra, Ram Mandir, uniform civil code, citizenship issue, nation’s security etc.., are some of the prized socio-political issues that could deliver the party a mandate to rule India for another five years period. This is, however, an extremely dangerous political narrative created by the saffron party just for the sake of winning election by politicization of those sensitive issues that has the potential of polarizing the nation on religious ground pitting one religious community against another, the phenomenon which is of a common occurrence in post-Independent India. The disastrous part of the 2019 election which would have an adverse consequence for India lies not only with the political trump cards that is available for the ruling party for retaining power but more on the probable alternative that could offer to the country after this particular election. In the event the saffron party fails to retain power the viable alternative at hand before the nation would be the grand old party of India, INC, which had the dubious records in the history of independent India of establishing a dynastic, divisive and appeasement politics. The outcome of this politics of stagnation of Congress is the tragedy of producing many lackluster politicians within the party, despite the presence of some brilliant individuals, with no scope of politics beyond the expectation of rallying around the Gandhi’s family dy-

nasty. This party’s tradition of remaining loyal to one family eventually produce a leadership who after making so many historic failures and blunders, the party is still required to convince the nation that their president is the best candidate to lead the nation. Rahul Gandhi’s political discourse of equating politics, which is supposed to be a serious business of running the affairs of the country and delivering good governance to diverse Indians, to a kind of shirt and pants that one wears thereby reducing his version of politics to a mere comedy of errors. It is unfortunate for Indian democracy where one of its mainstream political parties could offer to the country the only choice that is between those who support family dynasty and those who didn’t. The malicious design of the Congress to regain power at the center was fully exposed when its president openly declared his party as “Muslim party”: meaning the party is resorting back to the old dirty appeasement politics, which had its shared role in the partition of India, to win election. After taking secularism’s shield to attack the BJP government at the center as communal, anti-secular and anti-minority, the party suddenly turns communal by identifying itself with one particular religion as election time approach with the hope of getting support from the country’s Muslim population. This politics of the Congress, a pseudo-secularists’ agenda, proclaiming itself as a custodian of India’s secularism sometimes and becoming pro-Muslim at another times creates suspicion, mistrust and panic among the people that had badly harms Indian social fabric, and it is bound to happen again under the Congress’ polity.

Indian democracy post1947 had hitherto withstood several tests of times including the infamous emergency orchestrated by none other than the Congress’ prime minister, series of communal violence, nation’s threatening monumental corruptions and scams and wars with neighboring countries all of which had failed to hamper it’s success, and at the same time the same cannot permit another form of authoritarian rule under the dictate of one ruling family to undo the past success. This very strength of Indian democracy will be very much in the minds of the 900 million Indians, which includes 84 million first time voters out of which 15 millions are below the age of 20 (source: Election commission of India’s estimates, March 2019), as they prepares to participate in the 17th general election for choosing new regime in a months time. India cannot disappoint those enthusiastic voters, especially the younger generations, by limiting their scope of politics within the confines of dynastic politics and loyalty to one ruling family. India, a beautifully diverse nation if manage wisely, a land where it found some of the brilliant minds and best of human beings, cannot afford to live and survive under the dictate of old colonial elitist mentality where it believe that political leaderships are to be reserved forever to only few ruling class/families. Can the conscience of the nation be so clear in claiming/accepting that the alternative political narrative offer by the Congress in this election be better over the question of the threat of secularism as a result of the rise of saffron’s religious fundamentalism in the country? Dr. Nsungbemo Ezung, Wokha Town, Email: (ezung_n@yahoo.com)

Another English teacher speaks!

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was born to teach literature. Hence, it is no surprise that I find the impulsive need to respond to Rain Vakha’s intriguing piece ‘The dilemma of the English teacher’, published in Nagaland Post (10.03.19). What provokes this response is the usage of the article ‘the’ in the title, indicating it’s the dilemma faced by all English teachers, and not pertaining to the experiences of the writer alone. I disagree. A person’s individual experiences cannot be held as the norm for the entire group. I demand that another literature teacher’s voice be heard too. On days that I am sad, (because let’s face it, I am only human) I turn to literature to cheer me up; the wonderful antics of Austen’s Emma and Narayan’s Swami among many others. And to see my students laugh with glee at the escapades of these characters makes my day. Literature made me believe in love as I traversed through the lives of Heathcliff and Catherine, of Elizabeth and Darcy, of Donne and his sweetest lover. Literature can soothe broken hearts, and appease distanced lovers, as they engage themselves with these characters so full of love and passion, and encourage their hearts to believe. I trust in the power of these romantic sonnets and verses, novels, and stories which will encourage my students to never give up on love. As a literature teacher, I believe I’m not just a ‘note-giver’, but a performer who is tasked with bringing to life the literary pieces. My students must feel the pathos of Hamlet, the sorrow of Jude Fawley, the agony of Frederick Henry, and the suffering of Edgar Linton. They must traverse on the intricacies of Keats’ emotionally flooded poetry, and shown beauty in melancholy. For life is never a bed of roses, and we need to love the thorns as well. The writer Cyril Con-

Hornbill festival without a hornbill!

Anyone passing through the Kaziranga forest stretch of the National Highway in Assam will not miss the sight of the rich wildlife. More so if you camp inside, you will see not only the hornbills but also deers, rhinos, wild boars, tigers etc which is a treat to the eyes. Yet the moment one enters Nagaland, you suddenly wonder where every living creature has gone? It is not only unfortunate but sad that almost all wild life in our land is disappearing. Not even the house sparrows are spared these days!! Thanks to the evolving taste buds that is getting tuned to changing times. When the Hornbill festival arrives in December, we will paint, carve and print pictures of the bird everywhere. Our attires, head gears will be decked up with feathers of the majestic bird together with the tooth of wild boar. We take pride in exhibiting & explaining to tourists as if the hornbill is a myth bird (all in past tense). Yet, the Tourist is not to be fooled because the so called mythical bird just flew over them before entering Nagaland. By now, he very well knows that the hornbill (including other species) has only gone ‘Locally extinct’... not beyond. It pains one’s heart to think of celebrating this great International Festival without a single living hornbill within the vicinity. What message do we convey to others visiting our land? We create a façade around us that everything is OK and we are in tune with Mother Nature. Why

can’t we think of actually celebrating Hornbill festival with real hornbills flying in our forest land when tourists visit our Country side and villages? It may not go very well if we only have age old feathers plucked into our traditional dresses alone. More shocking is that alongwith the disappearance of hornbill, our forest lands and wild life is almost going extinct now. The rivers are running dry with hardly any fishes in them. All in the name of development. Will we ever realise that we cannot sustain livelihood by simply cutting down trees to manage our life & family? How can we sell land that belongs to nature? As Gandhi said, “…Nature has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everybody's greed”. We cannot destroy the forest, pluck away flowers and kill wildlife just the way we wish and want. By the way, the popular Angami anthem ‘We volu kiju rienu’ may soon become irrelevant because the lyrics do not match with what we see around. Where are the deep dense forests, the flora and fauna that adorn the beautiful mountains and valleys gone? The song expresses the beauty of Nature that surrounds URRA. Someone will have to rewrite the lyrics in line with what reality is. An anthem cannot be something of the past. It has to be relevant in the present and for future generations to come too. Therefore, my point here is to elucidate a personally coined concept ‘Reverse Sustainability’ which means

we begin by first making an effort to bring back our fabled birds alive....back into our very own forest. What if we begin rearing hornbills in our forests? Since our omnivorous friend is a bird that survives on forest fruits, insects and small animals, we will have to first preserve our forests by securing them from the clutches of deforestation and hunting? We cannot cage them in a zoo and feed them bottled mineral water nor packaged cold meat. They require a conducive environment with availability of natural forest vegetation in abundance. Our Naga way of living is very closely connected to Nature. Our farming habits, our indigenous knowledge related to biodiversity are all sustainable concepts. I personally feel we do not need an expert to come and teach us concepts on sustainability, ecological balance and environment protection etc. These are age old concepts which our forefathers had been practising down the years. The only tragedy is that with modern technology and the internet coming in, suddenly the very roots and foundation of our society is exposed to the risk of losing our tradition and culture too. Our God gifted land is getting exploited and destroyed for personal gains and greed. Therefore, in conclusion, we need to do hard thinking to sustain our natural habitats. We need to promote community-led conservation methods (as in earlier days) so that everyone is inspired to bring back the extinct bird (along

with the Tragopan and other endangered species) to life in Nagaland. We must understand and recognise that the future of wildlife is inextricably linked to our society and culture. The Hornbill Festival will only become more realistic and significant if we can relate the festival to the wild forests and its rich natural resources. It is high time we pitch in to re-allocate and repopulate the hornbill birds. Seriously, it does not make much sense celebrating Hornbill festival within the confines of an artificially created boundary trying to recreate the Naga way of life, showcasing our tradition and culture in a condensed format when there is

nolly said, “While thoughts exist, words are alive and literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living.” We go through so much in life, and literature gives us an outlet to vent out our otherwise suppressed emotions. We go through catharsis and release, thereby feeling relief from, strong or repressed emotions. We weep with Ted Hughes as he writes about his lost love, we howl in anguish for Pecola’s misfortunes, and we fume with anger at Fagin and his gang of troublemakers. Teaching students tragedies instills in them an appreciation for life and help them deal with their own issues, as they see these strong characters as inspirations. Ours may be a Christian state, but doesn’t corruption and malice run wild here as well? I am so proud of Nagaland University for being broadminded enough to not censor certain texts out of the syllabus just because they don’t adhere to the Christian doctrine in the traditional sense. If our faith is so fragile that reading a few novels is enough to alter it, the problem lies not in literature, but in us. Our students may not be able to see beauty in these subaltern voices, but as teachers, if we fail to impart to them that notion that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, I worry. What good is a sailor who cannot sail, and what good is a doctor who cannot heal? Literature has given us two teachers who are binary opposites: the mechanical M’Choakumchild and the dynamic Ricky Braithwaite. Students may find literature uninteresting and clogged. Let’s be like Braithwaite and teach with renewed enthusiasm and rigor, adapting ourselves to the need of the students, and making them fall in love with literature! Anjan Behera, Block 1, Chumukedima

no sign of any living bird or animal around. The Hornbill should not be perceived as just another mascot or static symbol alone. Tourists and well wishers will relate better to our culture and festivals if they actually see hornbills and all animal species living in co-existence. This to me is ‘reverse sustainable growth’ ... to let the Hornbill survive, our God gifted forest lands and rivers are secured, conserved and protected too. This to me will be the real Hornbill festival where the character of the bird is exhibited in black and white! Long Live the Hornbill. Meyabi Niphi, (maniphi@oilindia.in)

Reader’s Post

Sir,

Appeal to Accountant General (AE) Kohima

In pursuance of the aforementioned subject, the undersigned may be allowed to state that the date of implementation for revision of the pension/family pension is effective from 01/04/2010 i.e. the date of implementation of the RoP Rules, 2010 for which necessary format has been duly filled up by each incumbent as directed by the Govt. vide order No.FIN/ESTT-2/9/RoP/PEN/206, Dated Kohima, the 20th December 2017. However, it is reliably learnt that those formats are still lying in your office without any action and as such your competent office be pleased to take necessary action at the earliest. Further delay shall invite the fundamental right to claim with interest on the entitlement pension money as per existing provision and for this, the undersigned shall ever pray. L. Tia Amri, president and Tatongmayang general secretary, District Pensioners’ Association Mokokchung

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Special Forces conduct Rahul vows 33% job reservation Rahul woos TN; predicts USjoint exercises with NSG for women, if UPA wins elections DMK’s Stalin as next TN CM

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Command at Camp H.M. Smith in Hawaii. “The USIndia security partnership is strong, and growing stronger,” said US Consul General Katherine Hadda. “This Special Forces exercise in Hyderabad further advances our two countries’ operational coordination, and it will clearly benefit both our nations,” she added. These training events are part of the US IndoPacific Command’s Theater Security Cooperation Program, conducted by the US military with a select group of nations in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance coordination and capabilities. Tr a i n i n g l i k e t h e Hyderabad exercise is critical to US Special Operations Forces as soldiers learn how to effectively work with Indian partners in new environments -- experience that will be valuable should a crisis occur, the statement said. The overall aim of the program is to enhance professionalism and the ability to operate together during times of crisis, it added. Hyderabad has become a hub of US-Indian defense manufacturing, including joint venture facilities, technology centers, and skillsdevelopment capacity.

C h e n na i , M a r 1 3 (PTI): Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday promised 33 per cent reservation of government jobs for women and reforms in the Goods and Services Tax(GST) if the party-led UPA wins the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Launching the UPA’s campaign in Tamil Nadu during a hectic day-long visit to the southern state, Gandhi also asserted law must not be applied selectively and that if his brotherin-law Robert Vadra can be probed for any alleged irregularities so can Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged role in the Rafale jet deal. Gandhi touched upon a range of issues during his informal interaction with students of Stella Maris College for Women and at a news conference in Chennai and a poll rally in Nagercoil. He listed unemployment and farmers distress as the

key issues for the Lok Sabha polls. Congress has tied up with DMK in Tamil Nadu where 39 seats are at stake. Observing there were not many women in leadership positions, Gandhi said if his party comes to power it will reserve 33 per cent of all government jobs at the national level for women. “One of the things that we have decided that in 2019 we are going to pass the women’s reservation bill in Lok Sabha, Vidhan Sabhas and we are also going to reserve 33 per cent of all government jobs at the national level for women. That is a starting point,” he said in a response to a question by a student. Wearing a jeans and T-shirt, Gandhi also said he has “genuine” affection for Narendra Modi and that is what he tried to show when he hugged the prime minister after watching him become “very angry” in Parliament.

During his interaction, he recalled the day he hugged Modi in the Lok Sabha and said he cannot hate him since love “is in the country’s grain, every religion, and the Tamil people”. When a student asked why he chose to hug the prime minister, Gandhi said he watched a ‘very angry’ Modi in Parliament running down his party, his late father Rajiv Gandhi and mother Sonia. However, deep inside, he said, he felt affection for Modi and he thought the prime minister was angry “because he is not able to see the beauty of the world”. “So I thought that at least from my side, I should show him some affection.” When Gandhi said, “I genuinely feel love for the prime minister,” the students broke into laughter and raised their voices, to which he repeated “I genuinely do (love him).”

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New Delhi. Gandhi said that at the back of mobile phones and even shirts one can see the ‘Made in China’ tag. When the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) returns to power, it will ensure that these products sport the ‘Made in Tamil Nadu’ tag. He said the UPA government will focus on young entrepreneurs and will give huge amounts to youths as loans to start business. The Congress leader said Modi gave Rs 30,000 crore loan to diamond trader Nirav Modi, only to default. Gandhi said the single biggest problem facing the country was acute unemployment as demonetiza-

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tion and the GST destroyed small and medium enterprises (SME) and informal sectors. “We will reform the GST to make it simple and have single low tax rate.” The Congress leader said the UPA would introduce guaranteed minimum income scheme and decide the minimum income for all citizens. The government would help citizens with less than that income through direct cash transfer, he added. To attract the women voters, Gandhi promised 33 per cent reservation in government jobs for them and promised the passage of Women’s Reservation Bill giving 33 per cent seats in Parliament. Slamming the central government, Gandhi said every state was being targeted by Modi to impose “one ideology” -- an oblique reference to Hindutva. Attacking Modi on the Rafale deal, Gandhi citED a couplet of Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar to say that truth will prevail. “The truth will set you free. But it will not be so for Modi as the truth will put him in jail.”

Hyderabad, Mar 13 (IANS): The United States Special Operations Forces are currently conducting joint exercises with the Indian National Security Guard (NSG) here. Forces from the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) stationed out of Okinawa, Japan are participating in the training, the US Consulate in Hyderabad said on Wednesday. Sources told IANS that the exercise began on Tuesday and will continue till April 5. The joint exercise is being conducted at NSG Southern Regional Centre at Ibrahimpatnam on the city’s outskirts. This exercise will help build inter-operability and comradeship between the two forces and is designed to enhance the capabilities of both Indian and US armed forces, the statement said. The training focuses on mutual defense operations, so both nations can more effectively employ forces and assist in the event of crises that may endanger public health and safety. The exercise will be overseen by the US Embassy in New Delhi and US Special Operations Pacific

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service and 25-day salary for each year of service left till retirement is offered. Implementing the VRS scheme will have a revenue impact of Rs 6,365 crore and Rs 2,120 crore at BSNL and MTNL, respectively. Both the companies have also sought spectrum for 4G services through equity infusion from the government. They have also been ailing because of high revenue-to-debt ratio due to the large number of government employees the DoT transferred to them at the time of their formation. It is estimated that 16,000 MTNL employees and 50 per cent staff of BSNL will retire in 5-6 years.

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MTNL too has been on the decline. Its Q3FY19 losses widened to Rs 833 crore. The gover nment has been footing the bill for monthly salaries of its 23,000 employees since November 2018. While BSNL’s annual wage bill is Rs 15,000 crore, which is 85 per cent of its revenue, MTNL’s yearly wage bill is Rs 2,500 crore, 95 per cent of its revenue. In contrast, the salary bills of private operators are less than 10 per cent of their revenues.

MTNL has a debt of around Rs 19,000 crore. BSNL has the lowest debt of Rs 14,000 crore among all the telecom operators. MTNL also has a negative market share, while BSNL’s holds 11 per cent share in mobile market, mostly comprising 3G and 2G services. The DoT is preparing a revival plan for both the state-run telcos. Both have sought permissions to monetise their land assets as well as implement the Gujarat model of voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for employees. Under the Gujarat model, an amount equivalent to 35-day salary for each completed year of

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the two telecom PSUs. The meeting was also attended by Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan and MTNL CMD P.K. Purwar. Due to stiff competition in a low-tariff market and crippled by lack of services due to no 4G spectrum, a huge work force of 1.76 lakh and without Delhi and Mumbai as operational bases, BSNL’s profitability has suffered heavily in recent years. It’s losses widened to Rs 7,992 crore in 2017-18. According to financial data shared by the Telecom Minister in the Lok Sabha, the company posted a loss of Rs 4,793 crore in 201617.

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so far this month. Foreign investors further invested a net amount of Rs 2,722.28 crore on Wednesday, as per provisional data. “Indian rupee continues its upward journey for the third session backed by strong foreign fund flows and weaker greenback against a basket of six currencies. Apart from the secondary market inflows, government’s CPSE and MSTC stake sell related fund expected in coming week...,” V K Sharma, Head PCG & Capital Markets Strategy, HDFC Securities, said.

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would plan to overcome the situation. The airlines have assured that the grounding of 12 aircraft would not significantly impact the passengers and they would draw up a very elaborate plan,” the secretary said. “Today, SpiceJet has just cancelled 14 flights... They have been able to accommodate the passengers affected by cancellation of 14 flights within their own system,” he added. Kharola emphasised that the SpiceJet has been told that cancellations of flights should happen on those sectors that have multiple flights. He added that

New Delhi, Mar 13 (PTI): Gold prices Wednesday rallied by Rs 235 to Rs 33,385 per 10 gram in the national capital on increased buying by local jewellers amid a firm trend overseas, according to the All India Sarafa Association. Silver too advanced by Rs 130 to Rs 39,710 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers. Tr a d e r s s a i d g o l d prices surged due to fresh buying by local jewellers. Besides, the metal crossing USD 1,300 an ounce mark overseas influenced the sentiment here. Globally, gold was trading higher at USD 1,304.31 per ounce while silver traded marginally lower at USD 15.43 an ounce in New York. In the national capital, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purity rose by Rs 235 to Rs 33,385 and Rs 33,215 per 10 gram, respectively. Sovereign gold, however, remained flat at Rs 26,400 per eight gram. Silver ready rose Rs 130 to Rs 39,710 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 108 to Rs 38,768 per kg. Price for a lot of 100 silver coins remained flat at Rs 80,000 for purchase and Rs 81,000 for sale.

Mumbai, Mar 13 (PTI): The Indian rupee Wednesday clocked its third straight session gains, rising 17 paise to close at a fresh two-month high of 69.54 against the US dollar on sustained foreign fund flows. Besides, the US dollar’s weakness against its key rival overseas strengthened forex market sentiment domestically. At the Interbank Foreign Exchange, the domestic unit opened at 69.71 and advanced to a high of 69.42 during the day. It finally settled at 69.54, a rise of 17 paise against the dollar. This was the best closing level for the Indian unit since January 1 this year, as it ended that day at 69.43. Meanwhile, the rupee has gathered 60 paise in the last three sessions. However, a continuous

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increased the utilisation of existing aircraft, so that the cancellations get limited,” Kharola said. “As of now, all aircraft of B737 Max have been grounded. The last flight (aircraft) to be grounded was today around 2.30 pm. The deadline was 4 pm and before that all aircraft have been grounded,” he said. On Wednesday morning, the DGCA issued a statement stating no Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft would be allowed to fly in Indian airspace from 4 pm. “We had a discussion with airlines as to how they

SpiceJet has assured that if the airport has only its flights, it will not go “unserviced” due to aircraft ban. He said added that SpiceJet would be setting up special cell to deal with passenger complaints and ensure that the passengers are informed well in time about cancellations or any other adjustments. He added that the ministry has requested SpiceJet that in case it is not able to adjust or accommodate, other airlines should come forward and they should carry these passengers based on their existing agreements with SpiceJet. Operators have also agreed not to indulge in “predatory pricing”, the secretary said. DGCA chief B S Bhullar said that lifting the ban on the 737 Max 8 aircraft will be based on inputs from various agencies and it will not happen soon. He added that other airlines - apart from SpiceJet - have been requested to keep fares at a reasonable level and the DGCA will monitor fare levels regularly. In a statement Wednesd ay eve n i n g, S p i c e Je t said,”SpiceJet is rationalizing & optimizing the use of its Boeing 737 NG and Bombardier Q400 aircraft to address the current situation and minimize inconvenience to its passengers.”

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New Delhi, Mar 13 (PTI): All Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft being operated by Indian airlines have been grounded and around 35 flights of SpiceJet would be cancelled on Thursday consequently, Civil Aviation Secretary P S Kharola said Wednesday. He said Thursday will be a “challenging” day as “out of 520 odd flights that SpiceJet flies every day, about 30-35 flights will have to be cancelled”. SpiceJet has been most affected by the grounding of 737 Max 8 aircraft as it has 12 of them in its fleet. Jet Airways has not been affected as its five 737 Max 8 aircraft have already been grounded - even before the grounding decision of the government -- due to non-payment of dues to lessors. As the Ethiopian Airlines’ 737 Max 8 crashed near Addis Ababa killing all 157 people onboard on Sunday, Indian aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Tuesday night announced that the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft would be “immediately” grounded. “Tomorrow is going to be a real challenging day because today the ban has come into effect only from the second half of the day... SpiceJet has assured us that they have taken up multiple plans. They have

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UK Theresa May to vote against no-deal Brexit L o n d o n, M a r 1 3 (IANS): UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday said she will vote against a no-deal Brexit at the end of the month as she warned MPs that they faced “hard choices” after rejecting her deal for a second time. Battling a sore throat during Prime Minister’s Questions, she insisted the UK can still leave the EU with a “good deal” and that she understood “the voice of the country” on Brexit, the BBC reported. UK MPs will vote at 19.00 GMT Thursday (12.30 a.m.) on whether to block the UK from leaving the EU without an agreement later this month. Wednesday’s vote will only apply to the March 29 deadline and would not rule out the prospect of a no-deal exit later this year, if Parliament is ultimately unable to agree a way forward. After the House of Commons rejected May’s Brexit deal by 149 votes on Tuesday, the EU warned the risk of a “disorderly” Brexit

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to lawmakers in parliament, London, Tuesday. (AP/PTI)

had never been higher. Its chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the EU “cannot go any further” in trying to persuade MPs to back the agreed terms of exit and the UK had to break the impasse. May on Wednesday faced renewed pressure from opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to abandon her “dead” departure plan. He called on the Premier to change course after the defeat. He said the deal had been “decisively rejected” and it was time for May to

change her red lines. “The Prime Minister has been stubbornly declaring that the only choice is between her deal and no deal,” Corbyn said. “Last night’s vote finished off her deal. Tonight she’s not even showing the leadership to whip on no deal.” Corbyn asked which way May would vote on the government motion, for which Conservative MPs will have a free vote. She replied: “I will be voting for the motion standing in my name.”

Floods in southern Africa kill 115 Building collapses in Nigeria; 100 trapped

M a p u t o, M a r 1 3 (Agencies): At least 115 people were killed in Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa after heavy rains affected 843,000 people across southeast Africa, officials and the UN said, prompting calls for emergency aid. According to AFP, at least 66 people have been killed in Mozambique, 45 in Malawi and four in South Africa following torrential rains that have triggered flash floods. Mozambique cabinet spokeswoman Ana Comoana said the “government has decreed a red alert due to the continuing rains and the approach of the tropical cyclone Idai, expected to reach the country between Thursday to Friday”. She spoke to reporters late Tuesday after a cabinet meeting in Maputo to discuss the emergency. The floods in Mozambique, one of Africa’s poorest countries, have already destroyed 5,756 homes, affecting 15,467 households and 141,325 people. In neighbouring Malawi, floods have left over 230,000 people without shelter and affected around 739,000 people, according

to the UN. Malawi’s Meteorological Department has warned of more rains and flooding in the country’s south between Thursday and Sunday. In Mozambique, 111 people have been injured, 18 hospitals destroyed, 938 classrooms destroyed and 9,763 students affected. More than 168,000 hectares (415,000 acres) of crops were destroyed, the government spokeswoman added. Authorities there have ordered the compulsory evacuation of people living in flood-prone areas. “Sixteen accommodation centres have been opened in the provinces of Zambezia and Tete to accommodate the displaced,” Comoana said. “ T h e g ove r n m e n t needs 1.1 billion meticais (USD 16 million) to assist 80,000 families affected by the rains”. Mozambique is prone to extreme weather events. Floods in 2000 claimed at least 800 lives while more than 100 were killed in 2015.

all manner of pollution as well,” UN Environment acting Executive Director Joyce Msuya told IANS. “If we don’t think beyond our traditional approaches to environmental problems, we will only be treading water. That’s why it’s so encouraging to see innovation coming from all corners, especially developing countries like India,” she said.

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which was on the third floor of the building. The structure also contained offices and residential units. The school is located on the densely-populated Lagos island, where buildings are often put up without official permissions or clearances, according to Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris, reporting from the Nigerian capital, Abuja. Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa, resulting in fierce competition for land. It is not clear whether the collapsed building failed to meet safety standards. “It’s common to find schools in residential areas and in other locations

that were not meant for educational institutions,” Idris said. Building collapses are frequent in Nigeria due to weak enforcement of regulations and poor construction materials often used. In 2016, more than 100 people were killed when a church came down in southeastern Nigeria. On March 8, 2016, a five-storey building collapse in Lagos killed 30 people. In December 2016, as many as 60 people were killed when church roof collapsed in the city of Uyo. In September 2014, 116 people were killed in Lagos when a six-storey building collapsed during a religious gathering.

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fertility, as well as child neurodevelopment. But the report highlights the fact that the world has the science, technology and finance it needs to move towards a more sustainable development pathway, although sufficient support is still missing from the public, business and political leaders who are clinging to outdated production and development models. The report has been released while environmental ministers and delegates from 170 countries are here to participate in the world’s highest-level environmental forum, the Fourth UN Environment Assembly. Negotiations at the Assembly are expected to tackle critical issues such as stopping food waste, promoting the spread of electric mobility, and tackling the crisis of plastic pollution in oceans, among many other pressing challenges. “Innovation is a huge part of the progress we’ve made so far on environmental challenges. It will play a vital role in tackling

A b u ja , M a rc h 1 3 (Agencies): As many as 100 children and many others are feared trapped after a three-storey building, home to a primary school and kindergarten, collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos. The governor of Lagos state said on Wednesday that some people have been killed, but official numbers have not been released. “We have resc ued about 25 people, some already dead,” said governor Akinwunmi Ambode. Workers from the Red Cross and police shovelled debris away as thousands of people swarmed around the accident site, before heavy lifting equipment began to arrive. “It is believed that many people, including children, are currently trapped in the building,” said Ibrahimi Farinloye, a spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency’s southwest region, adding that casualty figures were not yet available. Residents of the area said that around 100 children attended the school,

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“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 5th Feb 1982 - 03 March 2019 We the bereaved family members of Lt. Khonbeni Tungu (Abeni) would like to express our heart felt gratitude and appreciation to the Churches, individual, friends, neighbours, relatives and well wisher who helped and supported us with prayer, physically, financially during her prolonged illness and sad demise on 3rd March 2019. We deeply regret our inability to thank each and everyone individually, but it is our sincere prayer that the Almighty God bless you all. Loving Family & Relatives DP-2050

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Through this column we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the families, well wishers, church and all the organizations who stood by us through prayers, emotionally, physically and financially during the sickness and demise of our beloved father and husband Lt. PUNUZO KEYHO. Words are not enough, but we pray that the Almighty God Bless you all abundantly. K-687

Born on 2nd Oct 1952 Died on 09-03-2019 We the bereaved family of Lt. Ngangshijemba Pongen would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to each and everyone who shared our grief and helped us through prayer, financially at the last journey of our beloved father. Our special thanks to :1. Sema Women Super Market. 2. 18 Buba Zunger (Chungtia) 3. NRB Burma Camp Branch, Purana Bazaar, Dimapur Branch. 4. Pongoner Kidong 5. D.A.B.A 6. Dimapur Chungtia Senso Telongjem 7. Dimapur Chungtia Telongjem 8. Dimapur Chungtia Senso Tamaug Telongjem 9. Ao Senso Telongjem Nagarjan 10. Dimapur Nungsang Kidong Telongjem Though we could not thank every individual through this column, may Almighty God shower His blessings to each and everyone of you abundantly. We still remember you in every moment in our lives. From Wife, children and relatives DP-2044

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We the family members of Late Ekyimsao Kikon (Kilonser GPRN/NSCN), convey our heartfelt gratitude to all those who have stood by us during the brief illness and sorrowful demise of our beloved son, brother, father and husband. Your spiritual and moral support, sacrificial material and financial contribution, continued physical presence and services and unceasing prayer support has deeply touched and blessed us. We convey our special thanks to : 1. Lotha Baptist Church, Dimapur 2. Lotha sector fellowship, Burma camp 3. Prayer Warrior's from various Prayer Centre's and Churches 4. Shri. Mmhonlumo Kikon, MLA & Advisor G.O.N 5. Shri N.Kitovi Zhimomi, Ato Kilonser GPRN/NSCN 6. GPRN /NSCN All Ranks and Files 7. GPRN/NSCN Lotha Region 8. Longsachung Ekhung Dimapur & Wokha Town 9. Tongphyaktsurui Ekhung Dimapur 10. Lotha Ekhung Burma camp 11. Kikon Ekhung Dimapur 12. Dimapur Nkonjan N.R.E Dimapur We regret our inability to mention each and everyone of you individually, but pray the Almighty God bless you all abundantly.

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Alice Yhoshü (C) with Dream Cafe proprietor Theja Meru (R) and the three artists. (NP)

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ith the aim to promote artists in the state, One Wall Gallery Art exhibition cum sale was launched by Kohima Press Club general secretary Alice Yhoshü as special guest at Dream Café, Kohima on Wednesday. The exhibition cum sale was initiated by Dream Café and displayed the variety art by three artists including H. Akup Buchemhu, Ruokuoselhou Miachieo and Neiphrezo Ezung. Yhoshü in her address congratulated the three artists for the amazing works on the display making the first exhibition on One Wall Gallery. Encouraging the artists, she said though Nagaland finds it tough to sell art, it

is always a powerful tool to connect people and build bridges between people. She challenged the artists to make fresh art, explore possibilities and reach greater heights. Yhoshü wished the three artists the best of luck in the forthcoming exposure trip to the international art giant – Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Hong Kong. She lauded the Dream Café proprietor Theja Meru and his team saying that it was the celebration of a milestone for the café in having steered many dreams for the past 15 years especially the dreams of young musicians till date and opening doors for the artistes in the state. She appealed to invite

friends and family members to witness the exhibition cum sale to promote the artists. Theja in his brief address said this One Wall Gallery exhibition cum sale was dedicated to the artists of Nagaland and that anyone could come and buy or witness the artistic talents of the youths and support in their endeavour. He informed that the three artists would represent the state and participate in the International art giant expo – Savannah College of Art and Aesign (SCAD) at Hong Kong from March 24- 26. He said the items of three artists on displayed for sale with the price ranges from Rs. 100 to Rs. 20,000, and urged the public to support and encourage them. It may be mentioned that the artists H. Akup Buchemhu did his master in fine arts from Rabindra Bharati University (specializing in sculpture) and presently availing scholarship of junior fellowship from the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), Ruokuoselhou Miachieo did his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Delhi College of Art while Neiphrezo Ezung is a self taught artist. (Correspondent)

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ady Gaga has mastered the art of killing two birds with one stone after shutting down pregnancy rumours and confirming a new album all at once. The ‘Shallow’ singer was the subject of scurrilous pregnancy rumours in recent weeks – with US magazine Star speculating if she was carrying the child of ex-fiancee Christian Carino or her A Star Is Born co-star Bradley Cooper. Now, the singer has shut down the rumours once and for all. “Rumors I’m pregnant? Yeah, I’m pregnant with #LG6,” wrote Gaga on Twitter. While it’s unclear whether the album could arrive anytime soon, it’s confirmation that Gaga is working on the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Joanne.’ One excited fan replied: “GIVE BIRTH NOW!” Another said: “I hope

your water breaks.” T h e r e wa s a l s o a chance for fans to get creative – with one sharing an ultrasound that revealed a Grammy in the making. The confirmation of new music comes after Gaga won the Best Original Song Oscar for ‘Shallow’ – the standout song from ‘A Star Is Born.’ Accepting the award, the singer said: “If you are at home and you’re sitting on your couch and you are watching this right now, all I have to say is that this is hard work,” she said. “I worked hard for a long time and it’s not about winning. What it’s about is not giving up. “If you have a dream, fight for it. If there’s a discipline for passion and it’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or you’re beaten up. It’s about how many times you keep on going and are brave.” (NME)

ccording to BBC News, the song “Eaten” from the death metal supergroup Bloodbath was used in a psychological test by Macquarie University’s music lab. The university concluded that neither the cannibalism-themed track — nor the gruesome lyrics of others of the genre — inspire violence. Thirty-two self-declared fans of death metal or heavy metal music and 48 non-fans of such music participated in the study. Each participant was played Pharrell Williams’s “Happy” or Bloodbath’s “Eaten” through headphones, while they were shown a pair of images — one to each eye. One image showed a violent scene, such as someone being attacked in a street. The other showed something innocuous — a group of people walking down that same street, for example. “Eaten” was selected because it has explicitly violent lyrics that are accompanied by music with acoustic qualities that are characteristics of biological signals of aggression (e.g. nonlinearities, low mean pitch level, growling or screaming vocalizations). “Happy” was selected because it depicts prosocial and joyous lyrics accompanied by musical

qualities with a positive emotional connotation (e.g. conventional song structure, major tonality, consonant sonorities and high mean pitch level). “It’s called binocular rivalry,” explained lead researcher Yanan Sun. The basis of this psychological test is that when most people are presented with a neutral image to one eye and a violent image to the other — they see the violent image more.” “The brain will try to take it in — presumably there’s a biological reason for that, because it’s a threat,” Professor Bill Thompson from Macquarie University, which is based in Sydney, Australia, said. “If fans of violent music were desensitized to violence, which is what a lot of parent groups, religious groups and censorship boards are worried about, then they wouldn’t

show this same bias. But the fans showed the very same bias towards processing these violent images as those who were not fans of this music.” Thompson added: “[Death metal] fans are nice people. They’re not going to go out and hurt someone.” Bloodbath singer Nick Holmes told BBC News that his band had no issue with its music being used like this. “The lyrics are harmless fun, as the study proved,” he said. He added that Bloodbath’s lyrical content was “basically an aural version of an 80s horror film”. “The majority of death metal fans are intelligent, thoughtful people who just have a passion for the music,” he said. “It’s the equivalent of people who are obsessed with horror movies or even battle re-enactments.” (Blabbermouth)

Hozier’s Wasteland, Baby! tops US Billboard album chart

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rish singer-songwriter Hozier has topped the US album chart with his new record Wasteland, Baby! in its first week of release. He knocked the soundtrack album A Star Is Born by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper off the Billboard 200 number one. It comes after his album went straight to number one in the Irish chart and number six in the UK last week. Posting on Twitter, the singer, from Bray in County Wicklow, said his music was “handmade”

and “homemade”. Wasteland, Baby! had the equivalent of 89,000 sales in the US in its opening week, according to Nielsen Music, which compiles the US charts for Billboard magazine. The measure includes sales and streaming figures. Of that total, 75,000 were official sales of Wasteland Baby!, a figure that Billboard said was boosted by sales generated from a concert ticket/ album bundle for Hozier’s US tour, which began on Sunday.

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Wa s t e l a n d , B a b y ! is the second album by Hozier, whose full name is Andrew Hozier-Byrne. His self-titled debut reached number two on the US album chart in 2014 and contained the single Take Me To Church, which went five-times platinum in the US and received a Grammy award nomination for song of the year. (BBC)

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Kohlschreiber stuns Djokovic at Indian Wells Azlan Shah Cup will test

L o n d o n, M a r 1 3 (Agencies): Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber stunned Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday, claiming his first career win over a world No. 1 player to reach the fourth round of the ATP Indian Wells Masters. Serbian superstar Djokovic was playing his first tournament since lifting a record seventh title in Melbourne, taking his tally of Grand Slam victories to 15. He had won eight of nine prior meetings with Kohlschreiber, but could

find no answer to the 39thranked veteran, who had come up empty in 11 prior attempts to beat a topranked rival. In match that resumed after rain stopped play just one game in on Monday night, Kohlschreiber said the warmer daytime conditions suited him better. He came out with a crisp, confident style, breaking Djokovic in the seventh game and closing out the opening set with a service winner. Djokovic displayed his frustration by banging his

Chinappa continues impressive run to reach quarters in Egypt

Joshna Chinappa defeated Nicol David to book her place in the quarterfinals. (PTI)

Cairo, Mar 13 (PTI): India’s squash star Joshna Chinappa extended her impressive run in the Women’s Black Ball Squash Open with a fighting win over sixth seed Sarah-Jane Perry here. After downing the legendary Nicol David in the first round, she wore down the English player 11-4, 6-11, 14-12, 11-9 to storm into the quarterfinals of the PSA gold event on Tuesday. It was Joshna’s first

win over Sarah in almost seven years, having beaten her last in the 2012 Chennai Open. It was a match of over four games but on this occasion, the Indian seemed in greater control and nothing displayed that better than the first game. Though the higher-ranked Sarah came back strongly in the next, Joshna was ready for the fight. In the last eight, Joshna plays third Joelle King of New Zealand.

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Argentine Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-1 to reach the last 16. Nadal took his record against the world No. 26 to

7-0 in emphatic style, never facing a break point in a match lasting an hour and Bengaluru, Mar 13 16 minutes. (IANS): India vice captain and reliable defender Osaka, Halep crash out Surender Kumar feels the World number one Naomi Osaka’s defence of her Indian experience gained by the Wells title was ended in round four by Belinda Bencic. youngsters in the upcomJapan’s Osaka, who holds the US Open and Australian ing 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019 will be beneficial Open titles, was beaten 6-3 6-1 by the Swiss world number for the team in the FIH 23 in just over an hour. Men’s Series Finals, slated World number two Simona Halep or Romania is to be held in Bhubaneswar also out, beaten 6-2 3-6 6-2 by Czech teenager Marketa this June. Vondrousova. It was a first win over a top-five player for India will be fielding a the 19 year old, who is ranked 61st in the world. Halep’s young squad at the Azlan defeat in California means 21-year-old Osaka, who Shah, starting March 23 claimed her first WTA title with victory at Indian Wells in Ipoh (Malaysia), with last year, will keep her number one ranking, despite losing the likes of Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Sumit, to 22-year-old Bencic. Bencic, who beat four top-10 players on the way Nilakanta Sharma, Sumit winning a title in Dubai last month, faces world number Kumar (Junior), Gurinder five Karolina Pliskova, who beat Anett Kontaveit 7-6 Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Gurjant Singh among other (7-0) 4-6 6-2, in the quarter-finals. players who have shown Vondrousova had defeated 2017 French Open tremendous potential after champion Jelena Ostapenko and last year’s Indian making their International Wells finalist Daria Kasatkina prior to beating Halep. debut with the senior team. She will play Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina, who beat “The Sultan Azlan Australian Ashleigh Barty 7-6 (10-8) 5-7 6-4, in the Shah Cup has always been a next round. great platform to test youngVondrousova served for the match at 5-1 in the sters and see how they adapt third set but was broken to 15, before breaking back in to international standards. Their experience will grow a scrappy game from Halep to seal the win. French Open champion Halep, who is still without ahead of the major (2020 a permanent coach, has not won a WTA title since the Olympic Games qualifying) tournaments we play this Canadian Open in August. year,” said Surender. “Some

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of these players have done very well at the FIH Champions Trophy and 2018 Men’s World Cup and carry a lot of confidence. And we have been speaking to them regularly about handling pressure especially in situations when we are one goal down or two goals down. Their good show will only be beneficial for our team in the lead up to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo,” he said. Haryana-born Surender broke into the national scene in 2016 when he was picked for the senior men’s camp after a successful outing in the Hockey India League (HIL). Ever since, Surender has improved tournament-to-tournament with consistent performances in the backline. He credits

his growth in the team to compatriot Rupinder Pal Singh. “Rupinder Pal guided me a lot during our days at HIL and always egged me on saying I will get a chance in the national camp if I played well in HIL. Even when I came into the camp in 2016 ahead of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup he guided me a lot in terms of handling pressure and how to carry on despite mistakes we might commit during matches,” Surender recalled. The turning point for him came after the Asia Cup 2017 in Dhaka when the coaches advised him to improve his speed, footwork and tackling. “After the Asia Cup, coaches told me where I was going wrong and they told me my movement was a bit slow and I needed to improve my speed and tackling. I worked a lot on this last year ahead of the FIH Champions Trophy and the Indian team works with the belief that our defence needs to be solid and solid defence can win tournaments.

NUSU (L) annual sports meet

World Championship gold not far away: Sai Praneeth

DIMAPUR, MAR 13 (NPN): The annual sports meet of Nagaland University Students’ Union, Lumami NUSU (L) kicked off on Wednesday with Professor PardeshiLal, Vice Chancellor, Nagaland University as guest speaker. In his address, Prof. Pradeshi Lal highlighted the importance of sports in student’s life, which he said will enable them to build physical strength and capacity. Later, he kicked off and declared the sports meet open. Earlier during the programme, K.Buche Khiamniungan, president, NUSU(L) delivered the welcome address. A special prayer was said by Vikheto, music secretary, EUNU (L) while a special song was presented Chingmei Phom. The programme was chaired by Hamlang and oath taking was administered by Nahpan Konyak, asst. games and sports secretary, NUSU (L).

ENGELBERG (SWITZERLAND), Mar 13 (IANS): Indian badminton star B Sai Praneeth, who enjoyed his best career ranking (15th) in 2017, has praised the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for supporting players and doing a lot of positive things to promote the game at the grassroots level. “Indian badminton association is on the right path, it is doing good things to promote the game at the grassroots and is continuously supporting the players and taking care of all their needs. As a badminton loving nation, we are heading towards becoming a real powerhouse and the efforts should be continued because there are a lot of young players coming forth with immense talent and they should be rightly protected. The day is not far when we would win Gold in World championships,” the 2010 BWF World Junior Championships

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bronze medallist said. Praneeth believes that nowadays youngsters are posing a real challenge to the senior players and due to their strong presence it’s really difficult for the seniors to win even the nationals. Praneeth and Parupalli Kashyap, along with several other Indian players,

are here to participate in the Swiss Open 2019. They also visited Mount Titlis to promote the upcoming BWF World Championships to be held in Switzerland in June for the second time after a gap of 20 years. They played an exhibition match at 10,000 feet. The match was organised

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by the Swiss badminton association and the Mount Titlis Cable Car Company based in Engelberg. After the match, they took part in the press briefing of the Swiss badminton association to talk about the preparations for the World Championships. Praneeth while talking to IANS, said nowadays young Indian players are posing challenges to the seniors and it’s really difficult to beat them because they are well prepared and focused and their fitness level is at par with some of the international players. “I think the national championships are really difficult to win these days because there are so many players including some juniors who are really doing

well. Overall badminton in India has grown up and it’s good that the youngsters are coming and posing challenges to the seniors. It’s a good thing for Indian badminton,” the Andhra Pradesh player said. Asked about the match at Mount Titlis, Praneeth remarked: “It’s entirely an amazing experience. I never thought of playing a match at such a height. And Mount Titlis is amazing, completely out of world thing for me. I really enjoyed being here and I really want to thank the Swiss badminton association for bringing us at such a wonderful place. I really wish the upcoming World Championship a grand success and wish to win a medal there in Basel.”

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Kohlschreiber celebrates his win over Djokovic on what was a bad day for the seeded players.

racquet against his foot until it crumpled, but it did nothing to improve his fortunes as Kohlschreiber opened the second set with a break. Two wayward forehands and a double fault from Djokovic helped Kohlschreiber to another break for a 5-2 lead. Then it was Kohlschreiber’s turn to show some nerves as a string of four errors, including a double fault gave Djokovic a break back. He made no mistake on his second chance, however, firing a sideline-skimming forehand to seal the milestone win on his first match point. Kohlschreiber, who arrived at Indian Wells on a three-match losing streak, will face France’s Gael Monfils for a place in the quarter-finals. Djokovic will try to regroup after the abrupt end to his bid to win a record sixth Indian Wells title and match Rafael Nadal’s record of 33 Masters 1000 titles. World number two Nadal stayed on track to improve that number as he swept past

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The Khensa Senso Service Union with immense pride and honour express our Heartiest Congratulation to the following members of our union : 1. Dr Watijungba Jamir on being promoted to the post of Additional Director, Higher Education, Kohima, Govt. of Nagaland. 2. Shri. Chubameren on being promoted to the post of Director, Department of Sericulture Kohima, Nagaland. Further, the union pray that our Almighty God will bless them both and continue to bring more laurels to our union.

Shri. Moa Sangtam is the best CEO, DMC for Zeliangrong Colony, Ward-18, Dmr. - II. The Zeliangrong Colony is in the heart of the city of Dimapur which is inhabited by various Naga Tribes and plain people. The Colony was always neglected by both the politician and the Govt. Officials. The Colony had deplorable road-conditions and the situation was worse during each rainy season. However, fortunately after the posting of Shri. Moa Sangtam, CEO, DMC, the Colony is witnessing great improvement in road conditions. The tireless effort of the CEO, and his Engineer Mr. B Bahdro and fellow team members, is so much appreciable. In the month of Sept., 2018. They supplied 40 truck loads of stone gravels etc. and again, another 25 truck loads in recent Feb. 2019 which were spread and leveled by JCB and Road- Rollers to give the roads a face-lift. The commuters and the denizens of the Colony are more comfortable now. Hence the Zeliangrong Colony, also would like to thank the Govt. of Nagaland for posting such a competent and capable CEO. The Zeliangrong colony will pray to the Almighty God, for all the Stake Holders who contributed to the development of this Colony and rendered their appreciable service. It will always be cherished by us. May God Bless Them All.

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Australia beat India to clinch series 3-2

Australian cricketers celebrate after winning the fifth One-Day International (ODI) cricket match and series against India at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, in New Delhi, Wednesday. (PTI)

New Delhi, Mar 13 (PTI): India’s quest to find right combinations for the upcoming World Cup ended with a 35–run defeat in the decisive fifth ODI against Australia as they lost the series 2-3 here Wednesday. In what was their last game before the showpiece event in United Kingdom, the Indian innings folded for 237, exactly in 50 overs while chasing a 273-run target. Australia had put on board 272 for nine, built around Usman Khawaja’s (100) second hundred of the series. It was India’s first ODI series defeat at home since losing to South Africa in

2015 as their big guns fell silent on the day when the series was on line. India also became the only side in the world to lose an ODI series twice after leading 2-0. The home side dropped K L Rahul from the game, tried Rishabh Pant at number four and Vijay Shankar at five in the last-ditch effort to find right batting order. H owe ve r, c h a s i n g a challenging target on a tricky Feroz Shah Kotla wicket, India were strangled in the middle overs by the Australian spinners. History too was against India since the hosts have not successfully chased a

250-plus total at the Kotla in the last 37 years. It was way back in September 1982 against Sri Lanka when they overhauled a 278-run target. On the other hand, Australia, who were trailing 0-2 initially, made a remarkable comeback to grab their first ODI series win in India since 2009. It is only the fifth instance that a team has won a series after being down 0-2. The Australian spin trio of Adam Zampa (3/46), Nathan Lyon (1/34) and part-timer Glenn Maxwell (0/34) kept the Indian batsmen on a tight leash. Only Rohit Sharma (56) could score a half-cen-

tury, which included two reprieves. India could not make a flying start, losing last match’s centurion Shikhar Dhawan (12) early and managed just 43 runs in the 10 Powerplay overs. Rohit was again slow off the blocks, hardly rotating the strike but found some elegant boundaries off the pacers. The assuring presence of skipper Virat Kohli (20) did not last long as he too departed early, caught behind while attempting a cut off Marcus Stoinis. He added 53 runs for the second wicket with Rohit. India threw Pant (16) in the line

of fire by promoting him to number four but the local boy, who desperately required a substantial performance to back his claim for a spot in the World Cup squad, lasted only 16 balls. He smashed leg-spinner Zampa for a six but was undone by Lyon, who had the left-hander caught at first slip. Rotating the strike was key on this Kotla wicket but the Australian spinners kept the pressure on India with dot balls. The extravagance cost both Pant and Vijay Shankar (16) their wickets as they went after Lyon and Zampa respectively. Reduced to 132 for six inside 30 overs, India were out of the contest and Kedar Jadhav (44) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (46) just reduced the defeat margin. Their 91-run stand off 103 balls, however, showed that there were no demons in the wicket. Earlier, opener Usman Khawaja, who had not scored a century before arriving to India for this series, hit an exact 100 off 106 balls as he shared two big partnerships at the top of the order to set platform for the visiting side. Australia were placed comfortably at 175 for one and set for a kill in slog overs, but India came back when Bhuneshwar got rid off Khawaja in the last ball

of the 33rd over. The visitors added only 97 runs in last 17 overs for the loss of seven wickets. The left-handed Khawaja first raised a 76run stand with Aaron Finch (27) after his skipper elected to bat in hazy and overcast conditions and followed it up with a 99-run partnership with Peter Handscomb (52). Khawaja was yet again impressive with his footwork, handling the Indian spinners nicely before being caught at shot extra cover by Kohli off Bhuvneshwar. The left-hander hit 10 fours and two sixes before driving straight to Kohli. Jadeja then got rid of Glenn Maxwell (1) and Shami sent back Handscomb as Australia lost three wickets in the space of 14 balls. Jadeja, who replaced Yuzvendra Chahal, made a strong case for himself for inclusion in the World Cup squad with figures of 10-0-45-2. Jasprit Bumrah was exceptional in his first eight overs giving just 14 runs but Jhye Richradson (29) spoilt his figures by creaming off four boundaries from his ninth over, providing one last push to Australian innings. It turned out to be a forgettable day for chinaman Kuldeep Yadav who bled 74 runs in his 10 overs but he dismissed dangerous Ashton Turner (20) cheaply.

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Japan may admit N Korean athletes for 2020 Olympics

Tokyo, Mar 13 (Agencies): Japan will consider allowing North Korean athletes into the country to compete in the 2020 Olympics despite sanctions currently banning any from entering Japan, their Olympics minister said on Wednesday. According to Reuters, North Korean athletes took part in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics held in neighbouring South Korea, with the two nations fielding a unified team in women’s ice hockey and one pair of North Korean figure skaters qualifying. International Olympic Committee (IOC) head Thomas Bach has said the IOC is committed to promoting Korean peace efforts. North and South Korea have told the IOC they would like to march together in Tokyo, and have also officially requested to enter joint teams in the qualifying process for four sports – women’s basketball, women’s hockey, the judo mixed team event and some men’s and women’s rowing teams. Japanese Olympics minister Yoshitaka Sakurada told parliament on Wednesday that the government will review allowing athletes from the North to take part, Kyodo news agency said. “The Olympics and Paralympics is the world’s largest peace event, and it

is desirable to have as many participants as possible,” Sakurada was quoted as saying. He added that the move will require understanding “in a number of areas” and that he will work with other officials to deal with it. Japan instituted a number of sanctions against North Korea following a series of nuclear and missile tests that include not allowing its citizens to enter. Ties are also strained as the result of Pyongyang’s abductions of Japanese citizens to train them as spies decades ago. S a k u r a d a ’s c o m ments on Wednesday mark a change from last year, when he was quoted by Japan’s Sankei Shimbun daily shortly after taking office as saying that solving the abduction issue, which Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has emphasized during his years in office, was a pre-requisite for the North’s athletes to take part.

Juventus, Man City in Champions League QFs Karmakar eyes Olympic berth

Cristiano Ronaldo thumps home from the spot to ensure Juventus’ progress to the lasteight of the Champions League.

Turin, Mar 13 (Agencies): Cristiano Ronaldo notched a hat trick and led Juventus to a 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid, while Manchester City cruised to a

7-0 win against Schalke 04. Juventus rallied from a twogoal first-leg deficit to reach the Champions League quarterfinals Tuesday. Ronaldo scored the

match’s opening goal with a strike in the 27th minute and equalized the aggregate score in the 49th minute. The former Real Madrid star tallied the decisive goal

from a penalty shot with four minutes remaining in the match to seal Juventus’ 3-2 aggregate win. It was Ronaldo’s eighth hat trick in the Champions League, moving him level with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and demonstrating why Juventus paid Real Madrid €112 million (then $131.5 million) for the Portugal star who has dominated the competition in recent years. Ronaldo has 25 goals in 33 career matches against Atletico Madrid. Atletico Madrid failed to register a shot on goal, recording five shot attempts. The 34-year-old Ronaldo has won the Champions League five times, including in four of the last five seasons. It was also the first time Juventus came back from a two-goal defeat in the first leg. In other Champions League action, Manchester City raced to a 7-0 win over

Schalke on Tuesday at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. The 7-0 victory gave Manchester City a 10-2 aggregate win to advance to the quarterfinals. Sergio Aguero scored back-to-back goals and Leroy Sane added a score in the 42nd minute to give Manchester City a 3-0 advantage before halftime. Raheem Sterling (56th minute), Bernardo Silva (71st minute), Phil Foden (78th minute) and Gabriel Jesus (84th minute) each recorded a goal in the second half. Manchester City controlled the time of possession with a 72 percent mark. The team had 15 shots (11 on net) compared to Schalke’s two shots (one on net). The win equaled the 7-0s recorded by Bayern Munich against Basel (2012) and Shakhtar Donetsk (2015). The latter was achieved when Guardiola was coach at Bayern.

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New Delhi, Mar 13 (PTI): Dipa Karmakar will look to secure an Olympic berth with “some good performances” at back-to-back Artistic Gymnastics World Cups in Baku and Doha, beginning Thursday. Dipa had claimed a bronze at the vault event of the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Cottbus, Germany in November 2018, to make a strong bid for her Olympic qualification. It was Dipa’s first appearance after recovering from a knee strain, which had spoilt her chances at

the Jakarta Asian Games, where she missed the vault final and also had to pull out of the team event. However, she recovered in time to secure a third-spot finish at Cottbus, keeping alive her chances of Olympic qualification. Although Dipa skipped the World Cup in Melbourne (February 21-24), she is now eyeing good outings at the two World Cups – Baku (March 14-17) and Doha (March 20-23). “This time the Olympic qualifications is through several routes including the World

Cups. I want to explore all possible routes to increase my chances for the 2020 Olympic qualifications and my confidence has risen after winning a medal at the World Cup in Germany last year,” Dipa had said. “I hope to produce some good performances and progress towards the Olympics,” added the gymnast from Agartala, who had vaulted her way to a fourth place finish at the Rio Olympics. The two upcoming tournaments are part of an eight-event qualifying system for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, under which the gymnasts will make the cut based on the their top three scores. However, the run-up to the two events was shrouded in uncertainty for Dipa with the Sport Authority Of India (SAI) not clearing the trips even though the Gymnastic Federation of India (GFI) had sent her entry to FIG in time.

Mohun Bagan, East Bengal to withdraw from Super Cup

New Delhi, Mar 13 (Agencies): Mohun Bagan and East Bengal are two of the seven I-League clubs that have withdrawn from participation in the Super Cup 2019 due to issues facing the tournament and ‘unfair treatment’ by All India Football Federation. According to The Indian Express, the clubs released a joint statement on Wednesday on their resolve to withdraw their respective sides’ participation from the upcoming Super Cup 2019, almost one month after the AIFF failed to respond to their letter of concerns. The clubs raised doubts on the clarity as well as the future of the tournament because of which the clubs are facing difficulties in getting sponsors. Chennai City, East Bengal, Mohun Bagan, NEROCA FC, Aizawl FC, Gokulam Kerala and Minerva Punjab released a joint statement giving the following reasons for their withdrawal from the tournament: # Our letter dated 18th February requesting the President of AIFF to address the various issues of the I-League has not been responded to. # No Clarity of the ILeague and its future. # Increasing inability to find financial sponsors in the

absence of clarity of the League and its future # Lack of an agenda for the game at the grass root level. The statement further said, “You will notice that the issues we stand for are not related to any single club but for the overall development of the game in India. Neither of these moves are targeted to any individual or entity but is aimed at ensuring that the agenda of the AIFF is focussed on the structure of Football and the development of the game.” “Each of our clubs are keen to play and win at every level for our fans and players. We hope that the AIFF will take necessary steps to address our issues and therefore enable the conduct of the tournament. Whenever our concerns are addressed, we are ready to play and look forward to the growth of this beautiful game in our country,” it added. The Super Cup is a knockout tournament hosted by the AIFF where I-League teams lock horns against the Indian Super League teams. It is India’s main club knockout tournament and Minerva was scheduled to play the qualifying round against FC Pune City on March 15 in Bhubaneswar. The final is slated for April 13.

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