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Vol XXVIII No. 89

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018 Pages 12 ` 5.00

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Naga solution in 6 months: Gov JD (U) president extending support to the alliance. Disclosing that NPP’s State unit too had forwarded its letter of support, Acharya said he had instructed state NPP president, Ato Yepthomi to get the letter signed by its central president and its two MLAs. P.B Acharya with JP Nadda, Arun Singh and Visasolie Lhoungu

Correspondents

KOHIMA, MAR 6 (NPN): Nagaland Governor, P.B. Acharya on Tuesday disclosed that the Naga political issue would be resolved within six months. He asserted that if Nagaland and the Northeast were to progress, then the Naga issue should be brought to a conclusion and welfare of Nagas should be on the agenda. Interacting with media persons at Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday, Acharya said inclusion of Naga areas from Manipur, Assam and Myanmar to form a greater Nagaland was a difficult task and might not be possible immediately. He, however, said welfare of Nagas should be the agenda of Nagaland. He expressed happiness at the appeal of NSCN (I-M) leader Th. Muivah to observe fast on March 18 and said he too would fast that day.

Rio elected leader of PDA DIMAPUR, MAR 6 (NPN): NDPP leader Neiphiu Rio has been unanimously elected as the leader of the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) at a joint meeting of NDPP, BJP, JD (U) and Independent, which was held at Kohima on Tuesday. Rio’s name was proposed by Y. Patton and seconded by G. Kaito Aye. State BJP through its media cell stated that the party also officially met Governor, PB Acharya, on Tuesday and submitted a support letter in favour of NDPP-BJP alliance under the leadership Neiphui Rio as the chief ministerial candidate of the PDA. BJP said that the resignation letters of P. Paiwang Konyak and Imtilemba Sangtam, as ministers of Transport and IT & Civil Aviation and minister of Cooperation, Relief & Rehabilitation and Marcofed were also submitted to the governor. Further, a copy of Y. Patton being elected as the leader of BJP legislature party was also handed over the governor. Meanwhile, state BJP informed that its visiting central leaders have expressed desire to meet the Church leaders in the future.

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On the current political scenario, Acharya said as per democratic tradition, an experienced leader befitting the opposition would be a great asset to the state. He remarked that a ray of hope was there in the entire Northeast and that he was looking forward to team work, development and transparency. He said all these hopes and aspirations should be put into action. Achar ya infor med newsmen that he had instructed NDPP-BJP chief ministerial candidate Neiphiu Rio for preparing a decentralised budget where every district must be given a budget for everything like roads, schools, etc. He said a decentralised budget would ensure transparency and give greater benefit. Stating that the NDPPBJP alliance had 30 members, the governor confirmed having received a letter from

With NDPP-BJP alliance now having 34 members, Acharya hoped a stable government would be formed. He said he was expecting a strong opposition and added that opposition too had a great role to play to make democracy successful and vibrant.

NDPP-BJP alliance will facilitate solving the Naga issue: Nadda Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda expressed the confidence that the NDPP-BJP alliance would provide a stable government in Nagaland and facilitate solving the Naga political issue, besides bringing all-round development to the State. He made this remark at Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday while interacting with media persons after submitting BJP’s letter of support to Governor. Nadda was accompanied by BJP’s national general secretary Arun Singh, 12 BJP MLAs, State BJP president Visasolie Lhoungu and others. Sources informed that Patton, by virtue of being the BJP legislature party leader, is likely to become the deputy chief minister.

On ratio of ministers between alliance partners, Nadda said the matter was yet to be decided and that Central BJP leaders were in touch with NDPP on this. Meanwhile, election campaign chairman and former State BJP president Dr. M Chuba disclosed that as T.R. Zeliang could not decide on seat sharing between BJP and NPF, the former approached Neiphiu Rio and finalised 40-20 seat sharing with NDPP. He said Central and State BJP leaders would not meet Zeliang before formation of the new government. On the other hand, BJP legislator Mmhonlumo Kikon admitted that his party’s prepoll alliance with NDPP had worked well for both parties and helped in electing more BJP legislators in the State.

Gov invites Rio to form Conrad Sangma sworn in as govt; dissolves 12th NLA Meghalaya Chief Minister DIMAPUR, MAR 6 (NPN): Paving the way for the formation of a new government, Nagaland Governor, P.B. Acharya, Tuesday dissolved the 12th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) and invited Neiphiu Rio to form the government in Nagaland. The tenure of the 12th NLA was due to expire on March 13, 2018. According to PRO Raj Bhavan, Acharya appointed Neiphiu Rio as the chief minister of Nagaland under clause (1) of Article 164 of the Constitution of India. In a letter addressed to Neiphiu Rio, Governor stated that he has received letters of support in favour of Rio from legislators of BJP, JD(U) and an Independent MLA besides NDPP legislatures. Gover nor has proposed to administer the Oath of Office and Secrecy to the council of minister on March 8, 2018 at 11:30am at Khouchiezie (Local Ground), Kohima. Governor has also requested Rio to prove his majority on the floor of the House on or before March 16, 2018. BJP, NPP submit letter of support: BJP delegation led by Union Minister for

Health & Family Welfare, Jagat Prakash Nadda, called on the Governor to submit the letter of support including the signatures of all 12 BJP MLAs to the leadership of Neiphiu Rio in the formation of the new government in the state. PRO Raj Bhavan stated that BJP legislators also informed the Governor that Y Patton has been elected as the BJP Leader for the 13th House of the NLA. Others who accompanied Nadda included Arun Singh, National BJP general secretary, elected BJP MLAs, BJP state unit president, Vizasolie Lhounghu, and others NPP president, Ato Yepthomi along with NPP MLA, L Khumo and NDPP general secretary, Benjamin also called on the governor to submit the NPP letter of support to the NDPP-BJP chief ministerial candidate Neiphiu Rio signed by the NPP state president. Governor instructed the state NPP to submit a letter of support signed by their National president and also the support signatures of both the MLAs at the earliest. (Rio elected leader of NDPP legislature party, see p-7)

Correspondent SHILLONG, MAR 6: National People’s Party (NPP) Supremo, Conrad Kongkal Sangma was on Tuesday sworn-in as the 12th chief minister of Meghalaya. Gover nor Ganga Prasad administered the oath of office to the 40year-old leader Tura Lok Sabha member, who was projected as leader of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) coalition government. The MDA is comprised of five political parties-- six from the United Democratic Party, four People’s Democratic Front, two each from the Hill State People’s Democratic Party and BJP, one NCP besides two Independent members taking the combined strength of the alliance to 34. Conrad, who is the youngest son of former Lok Sabha Speaker, late Purno Agitok Sangma, is the non-elected member of 60-assembly and he has to contest the elections to the assembly within six months. On Tuesday, 11 other cabinet ministers were sworn in. Among those include senior BJP legislator

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Alexander Laloo Hek and first timer HSPDP legislator Samlin Malngiang. The newly elected chief minister urged his coalition to work together as a team to ensure that Meghalaya reached its new heights. BJP president Amit Shah, Union Home minister Rajnath Singh, chief ministers of Assam- Sarbananda Sonowal, Arunachal Pradesh- Pema Khandu, Manipur- N.Biren Singh, Nagaland chief ministerdesignate Neiphiu Rio and former Assam and Mizoram chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and Zoramthanga attended the swearing-in ceremony. Outgoing chief minister Mukul Sangma was also present on the occasion.

Zeliang resigns with his council of ministers Correspondent

KOHIMA, MAR 6 (NPN): Along with his council of ministers, Nagaland chief minister, T.R. Zeliang tendered his resignation on Tuesday to Governor, P.B. Acharya and urged him to accept the same with immediate effect. PRO to Governor in a communiqué informed that Acharya accepted the resignation leter submitted by chief minister, T.R. Zeliang. However, Governor has requested Zeliang to continue in office till an alternative arrangement was made, PRO added. Announcing his resignation at a press conference here on Tuesday afternoon, Zeliang explained that, after coming to know of BJP’s decision to sever ties with NPF and the U-turn taken by JD (U) and NPP, he and

his colleagues decided to tender their resignation. While thanking the electorate of Nagaland for giving NPF “massive mandate” and making it the single largest party with 27 MLAs in a House of 60, he also acknowledged his cabinet colleagues’ unflinching support at all times in the past four years. To a query whether there would be another opposition-less government, Zeliang remarked that since NPF could not form the government, it would remain in the opposition. The outgoing chief minister expressed the confidence that everyone, whether sitting in the opposition or treasury bench, would support the cause of solving the protracted Naga political issue. Zeliang also informed the media that NPF legislature party comprising 27

newly-elected MLAs had on Sunday unanimously chose him to be the leader in the newly-elected Assembly. Zeliang mentioned that the country under Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a new developmental trajectory and that Nagaland could not be left out of the vigorous developmental process. He, however, added that an honourable and acceptable settlement of the Naga political issue, in pursuance of the Framework Agreement, was a fervent wish of the Naga people. Stating that a durable peace in the State was possible only under a united stand of Legislative Assembly, Zeliang stressed that NPF’s 27 legislators should be taken into confidence in all political processes, including those pertaining to development and peace in Nagaland. (Cont’d on p-7)

Asthma drug useful in TB as well: Scientists New Delhi, Mar 6 (AGENCIES): In their search for new drugs against tuberculosis which is increasingly becoming resistant to presently available drugs, researchers are exploring all options. Scientists at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore have found that an existing anti-asthma drug is effective against tuberculosis and can help address the problem of drug resistance as well. T h e r e s e a r c h e r s, through extensive studies, have found that the drug, Pranlukast, destroys a specific metabolic pathway in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the causative agent of TB, which is crucial for its survival in human cells. And it does so without causing any damage to host cells. The pathway was till now not known as a drug target for TB. Traditionally, drugs are used to prevent ability of

bacteria to replicate in their host – human body – but this has adverse effects on host cells. In order to overcome this problem, researchers looked for an agent that targets metabolic pathways essential for survival of the TB pathogen. They found that the pathogen used a mechanism called arginine biosynthesis is essential for its survival, and if it is inhibited the pathogen would die. Pranlukast fitted this role. “Our approach involves targeting tuberculosis in a two-fold manner. We have discovered that Pranlukast acts as a potent inhibitor against M. tuberculosis, and have demonstrated that it works by directly targeting the pathogen as well as subverting its strategies to conquer within the host,” Archita Mishra, who did the work as part of her Ph D under Prof Avadhesha Surolia, told India Science Wire.

The dr ug targets a unique arginine biosynthesis enzyme which is exclusive to Mtb, thereby impeding its arginine production. It also targets the pathogen pro-survival pathways in the host, directly reducing intracellular survival of the TB bacteria. Since Pranlukast is an FDA approved molecule and is already being used as an anti-asthmatic drug in various parts of the world, it has the potential to be included directly into the therapeutic regime against TB. “Our work proposes a combination of Pranlukast with the standard-of-care therapy drugs, to be highly efficient against TB pathogen, thereby providing an opportunity to use this novel drug combinations for TB therapeutics,” explained Prof Surolia. The results of the study have been published in journal EMBO Molecular Medicine . K Y M C


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SAC meeting with farmers held in Longleng DIMAPUR: The 5th Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting of KVK Longleng was held at the conference hall of the DC on March 6 with deputy commissioner, Longleng John Tsulise Sangtam as the chief guest. According to DIPR report, exhorting the farmers and lauding the team KVK Longleng, the deputy commissioner asserted that with change of time and climatic condition of nature, the scientists and researchers too have been putting an effort to replace the traditional method of farming with new scientific method suitable to farmers to promote livelihood and boost rural economy. DC appealed to the farmers to constantly update their skills for wider knowledge on modern system of farming to promote their income. He exhorted the farmers not to avoid training, seminar and demonstration imparted by the departments but to avail the opportunity provided by

DC Longleng, John Tsulise Sangtam addressing the SAC meeting. (DIPR) the KVK and push forward for healthy production. He also urged the KVK scientists and researchers to provide high yielding seeds suitable to soil and climatic condition of the region with market avenue so that the hard earned labours and production of the farmers do not go in vain.

CVYS bans hunting, fishing within village jurisdiction

DIMAPUR: Chumoukedima Village Youth Society (CVYS) has resolved to strictly ban all kinds of hunting and fishing in and within the village jurisdiction. A press release issued by CVYS president, Vile Yhosh and general secretary, Rokovikho Thepa informed the general public that violators would be apprehended and imposed fines upto Rs. 1,00,000/- depending on the severity of the violation and damages. It stated that any kind of fishing or picnicking at Khuovarii was strictly prohibited with immediate effect from the date of this press release. CVYS also asked general public to desist from igniting jungle burning wild fires; picnicking without permission from the youth office; collecting firewood and fodder feeds; unauthorised door to door business, scrap business etc. In this regard, if any defaulter(s) is/are apprehended in violation of the above strictures, the person or party would be solely responsible for the unheeded act and penalized and dealt with as per the standing resolution. Further CVYS informed that youth volunteers would be keeping regular vigil to prevent any miscreants and anti-socials from disturbing the peaceful atmosphere in the village jurisdiction. CVYS also advised people to avoid loitering around in the village vicinity after 8 p.m without genuine reasons.

ARK & Kripa Foundations decry state RNTCP program DIMAPUR: Access to Rights and Knowledge (ARK) Foundation and Kripa Foundation have lamented the “lukewarm approach” of State Revised National Tuberculosis Programme (RNTCP) program in working with the “vulnerable communities”. A press release by ARK Foundation president, Ketho Angami, mentioned that considering the “lukewarm approach in working with the vulnerable communities by the State’s RNTCP program”, ARK and Kripa Foundation organised one day “community consultation and Treatment literacy on TB” on March 6 at office of the Kripa Foundation Project office D Block under the theme ““engaging the communities toward TB response”. During the programme, Ketho lamented the lack of proper diagnostic and treatment facility for TB in the state. Asserting that only a proper diagnosis would lead to the right treatment, he said the community has to be empowered with the knowledge of TB, only then TB can be eradicate. “It is time for the vulnerable community to start addressing these advocacy issues, and that people should no more die of an infection which is curable”, said Ketho. Giving an overview of the TB background, Ketho said TB can infect anyone who has been in close contacts to a person with active TB case. He cautioned that TB was prominently infectious in the case of a PLHIV and drug users as a result of their immune suppression. He called upon the participants to work in close collaboration with the state’s implementing department. K

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DC also stressed on amicable relationship between the farmers and the department concern for maximum benefit to the farmers. Dr. D. J. Rajkowa, joint director ICAD, Nagaland Centre said that the farmers of Longleng have been responding faithfully and have been exposed to

different parts of the nation and awarded for their good work. He expected more participation from the farmers and Agri & Allied department to improve agriculture. He asserted that SAC meeting was a platform created for farmers where they could clarify their doubts and discuss their problems

with the KVK scientist and find solution to the farming problems. Dr. Azeze Seyie, scientist (Species, Plantation, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants) ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region Nagaland Centre, Medziphema in her speech lauded the team KVK for their success stories and achievement towards development of farmers. She urged the farmers to disseminate the information, skills and knowledge learned from the resource persons back to their community for mass awareness and healthy production. Presentation of progress report (2017-18) and presentation of action plan was proposed by Dr. Manoj Kumar, SMS (Agronomy) and Dr. K.L. Meena senior scientist & head respectively. Earlier, welcome address and keynote was proposed by Dr. Lily Ngullie, SMS (A/Sc) while programme was compered by Thungchano S. Ezung, prog. assistant (H/Sc), KVK Longleng.

Chetheba citizens appeal for replacement of transformer

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take remedial measures to mitigate the power crises prevailing in the town. A press release issued by VCC Chetheba, Mezahu Medeo said that the damaged transformer 33KV was repaired four times in the span of 10 months but was not replaced despite the efforts from the town and from the concerned department. It stated that the department has promised to replace the old transformer with a new one but that promised has not reached the venue till date. It informed that the repaired transformer was bought on November 17 which had been damaged again on February 26. Lamenting that the concerned department has no concern for the transformer in the town it said that the community has to inform them only when it is damaged. It also informed that the power outage in the district has caused unprecedented loss and hardships to the citizens of Chetheba. Maintaining that the repairing expenses were being shared by the wellwishers and the community, the VCC Chetheba appealed the department to look into the matter for immediate action and replace the old transformer with a new one.

DIMAPUR: In view of the sudden breakdown of Chetheba power transformer in the recent months under Phek district, Ketho also urged the de- citizens of Cheteba has been facing partment to acknowledge untold misery and appealed to the state the importance of build- government and concern department to ing stronger partnership towards a concerted effort to eliminate TB in the state. Renbo, from ARK Foundation, deliberated on "I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.” Philippians 4:13 the diagnosis and treatment aspect of the different types of TB, starting from pulmonary TB to XDRTB. The resource person stated that treatment would be based on the type of TB infection with different duration and regimes for different forms of TB. He also put special emphasize on LTBI, which is mostly common in PLHIV and for which IPT has to be initiated for a period of 6 months as per the RNTCP’s initiative. He however lamented that Nagaland does not have the proper infrastructure and machineries, resulting in lack of proper and treatment. In this given situation, With all sincerity and gratefulness, I would like to thank all my supporters Renbo expressed concern for giving me an overwhelming win in the 13th NLA Election to represent that people continue to die 33 A/C Suruhuto. It is you, my well wishers and supporters that has reposed in spite of curable medicines tremendous faith in me to help start a new journey towards development and being available. inclusive growth. Kripa Foundation, diI take this opportunity to thank all the political leaders and workers, right from rector, Abou Mere, stated that TB in relation to drug the top to the bottom who, irrespective of their party affiliations, had worked use is also a priority issue to tirelessly towards a consensus and helped me win with the highest winning be addressed and urged the margin (8559 votes) amongst the candidates in the recently concluded election participants to equip themwith a thumping 10,860 electorates voting in my favour, i.e. 82.20% of the total selves with such knowledge votes polled in the Suruhuto constituency. even in the coming days. He Above all, I thank the Lord God Almighty under whose grace I found favor also spoke on the need to to represent the people of Suruhuto area. To all believers, I render my utmost continue the work on TB, in similar lines with HIV/ happiness for your unflinching prayers and support to me and my family AIDS, and Viral Hepatitis throughout the entire electioneering process. C. Mere called upon the It is a matter of great honour and pride that I was allotted the BJP ticket and for group, comprising of drug which I would like to thank Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra users, PLHIV, PLHCV, and Modi, BJP National President Shri. Amit Shah, Union Minister of State for his project staffs, to prepare Home and BJP in charge of Nagaland Shri. Kiren Rijiju, BJP National General themselves in this subject Secretary in charge of Northeast Shri. Ram Madhav, BJP Nagaland Unit matter, since TB program and Hepatitis program may President Shri. Visasolie Lhoungu and all BJP functionaries to whom I am ever come in a bigger and more indebted to. aggressive manner, whereby the state Government would H. KHEHOVI need the support of the MLA, 33 A/C Suruhuto DP-1798 NGOs and CBOs.

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news in Brief CS informs AHoDs & HoDs: Chief secretary (CS) of Nagaland has informed all administrative heads and heads of departments that emergency meeting would be held on March 7, 12 noon at secretariat conference hall. All AHoDs & HoDs have been informed to make it convenient to attend the meeting. DC & DEO Dimapur informs: Dimapur DC & DEO has informed all the owners of autorickshaws/light vehicles/ tata mobiles (pick-up) of Dimapur district, requisitioned for use during the conduct of election to collect their vehicle documents from the office of DC & DEO, Dimapur during office hour as per dates mentioned: Autorickshaws & tata mobiles (pick-up) on March 8; Light Motor Vehicles (LMV) on March 9. Wokha DC informs: Vice chairman DPDB and deputy commissioner, Wokha has informed that monthly district planning and development board meeting would be held on March 13 at DC conference hall, Wokha. All members have been requested to attend the meeting positively. DoSE notifies: Directorate of School Education (DoSE) has directed all heads

JTYO condemns negligence of CHC staff Jalukie town D I M A P U R : Ja l u k i e Town Youth Organization (JTYO) has vehemently condemned the negligence of CHC staff Jalukie town wherein, a precious life was lost on March 5 due to the “unpunctuality of a doctor and unqualified nursing staff ”. A condemnation issued by JTYO president, Adabe Rao and general secretary, Adi Haihing has warned the CHC staff to take the matter seriously and avoid any such untoward incident in future and also urged to perform their duty diligently. JTYO further appealed the law enforcing authority to take necessary action and bring justice to the bereaved family at the earliest.

of the institution (both government & private) to make special efforts for wide publicity at school to support nationwide polio vaccination campaign on March 11. This is as per direction from ministry of Human Resources Development to mobilise families and children to immunize all children under 5 year of age for polio vaccination. ANTA HQ Kohima general meeting: All Nagaland Taxi Association (ANTA) HQs Kohima has convened general meeting on March 17, 11 a.m at D block panchayat hall Kohima to discuss the issues /plights of drivers/owners and instruction on various fields by the association. All the concerned drivers / owners have been requested to attend the meeting. Information for PET: All serving Physical Education Teacher (PETs) of State Cadre, under the age of 40, willing to undergo 15 days master training course for community coaching programme, Khelo India at Gwalior and Guwahati have been asked to contact the Physical Education Section in the Directorate for detailed information within the month of April 2018.

AR apprehend one with illegal weapon in Longleng

DIMAPUR: Mokokchung battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) conducted operation along with police representative apprehended an individual in possession of illegal arms & ammunition in Longleng town on March 5. According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), during the operation troops of Assam Rifles apprehended an individual who was identified as Lungak Phom (49) son of Phutai Phom, resident of Sakchi village under Longleng district. The recoveries include one point 22 mm pistol with magazine, one live rounds point 22 ammunition, one mobile phone and five identity cards.

The apprehended person. In this connection, the apprehendee along with recovered items has been handed over to police station Longleng for further investigation.

MESSAGE OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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I thank our Almighty God for this privilege to serve our people. My heartfelt gratitude to all the voters of 52 Longkhim-Chare for electing me to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly/2018 on NPF ticket. I am honored and humbled that you have reposed your trust in me, and I reiterate my firm commitment to work tirelessly on your behalf to help address huge challenges and to secure meaningful quality of life for you all, by working towards development of our area. I also extend my profound thanks to everyone, who have upheld our family through your prayers and benevolent contributions. I also thank my esteemed colleagues, who had contested from the same constituency offering to serve our community. It is not easy to put oneself out there in such public forums. There can be only one winner and today, I take up that responsibility to serve, and I would like to assure you that we will work together towards fulfillment of our cause. Thank you for reposing your faith on me to serve our people and advancement of our area. Date 06/03/2018 Kohima K-585

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Nagaland Post, Dimapur WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018

Dr. Avino Metha, state programme officer addressing the trainees.

DIMAPUR: The National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) conducted one-day refresher training for assistant malaria inspector, senior malaria inspector, malaria inspector and surveillance inspector at the directorate of Health and Family Welfare, Kohima on March 6. A press release by NVBDCP stated that a total of 79 trainees would be trained from 11 districts in three batches from March 6 to 8 on roles and responsibility of AMO, SMI, MI and SI, RDK test/microscopy

quality assurance in malaria diagnosis, treatment /new drug schedule and initiatives, monitoring and supervision format, role of IEC/BCC activities of NVBDCP, recording and reporting formats. It stated that key note was delivered by state programme officer, NVBDCP, Dr. Avino Metha, wherein she informed the trainees that their active participation and hard work was of utmost importance as they were the senior most field workers under the NVBDCP. She instructed them

to maintain a list of villages under their respective districts and also prepare a list of hard to reach areas, urban slums etc which would aid them in undertaking their supervision activities effectively. She requested them to work in co-ordination with the field workers under them and to supervise malaria blood slides/RDT taken and treatment being provided to patients as well. She also stressed on the importance of sensitising the community on facilities available in the government health units.

CVO Tuensang holds various programme DIMAPUR: Chief Veterinar y Office (CVO) Tuensang held various programme such as orientation programme on livestock farming, fertility camps, district and block level awareness camps at Chingmelen, Longkhim and Noklak village in the month of January where medicines, mineral mixtures, vitamins and anthelmentics were also distributed free of cost. In a press release, CVO Tuensang Dr. Kelesekho Tsukru mentioned that earlier such similar animal welfare camps were also conducted at Shamator and Chessore villages. CVO Tuensang and team of doctors have expressed their gratitude and encouraged the enthusiastic participation of the livestock farmers, as well as for the homely welcome extended from all the villages. CVO Tuensang further informed that a training and capacity building for orientation of farmers will be held during March, at Tuensang. Interested livestock farmers, SHG, women group from all blocks can contact the office of the CVO Tuensang on any working day.

USBLA revival to commence in Kiphire

Hectic preparation under way at local ground Kiphire for 3-day revival camp.

DIMAPUR: The three-day revival camp of the United Sangtam Baptist Lithroti Ashimükhung (USBLA) for Kiphire district would begin from March 9 to 11 at local ground Kiphire. A press release by USBLA secretary, Dr. Apise Sangtam stated that the first phase of revival was being organized by the USBLA in collaboration with Kiphire Town Baptist Lithro (KTBL) under the theme “rebuild the ruined”. The programme is to commemorate 40 years

of revival coming into Sangtam land and would be organized in phase wise and zone wise viz, Kiphire, Longkhim-Chare and Dimapur-Kohima zone respectively. USBLA also informed that all the Sangtam Baptist Churches/fellowships under Kiphire district would be taking part and has asked all churches under Kiphire district to reach the host church on Friday by 1 p.m. Special programmes for the fathers and youths would be held separately

and a healing prayer programme would also be initiated and believers have been requested to bring along the sick. Main speaker for the Kiphire zone would be Rev. C Lima executive secretary, Rev. Thridong, pastor Sangtam Baptist Lithro Dimapur and M Sangyu Church and mission secretary USBLA respectively. Dr. H Apise, secretary USBLA and Alison, assoc pastor KTBL would be the camp directors while the prayer committee KTBL would be the counsellors.

Peren Forest Division conducts NEISSR conducts employability skills workshop fire awareness campaign in Peren

Officials of PFD and others during the campaign.

DIMAPUR: An awareness programme on forest fire awareness campaign was held at Forest Range office Jalukie on March 5, wherein stakeholders of 25 villages from Jalukie Valley participated in the campaign.

A press release by Peren Forest Division (PFD), divisional forest officer Dr. Sentitula stated that the chief guest for the campaign Dr. Kenei Miachieo, conservator of forests (STC), Nagaland, highlighted the general

forest management and encouraged the stakeholders to initiate and protect the forest. He expounded on the role of village councils in forest management and encouraged the villages to have community reserves which would act as banks

of natural resources in the days to come. He also encouraged the villagers to go for forest plantation and stressed the ill effects of logging and hunting in their jurisdiction. Dr. Sentitula highlighted the importance of fire and also how forest fire caused imbalances in nature and endanger biodiversity by reducing faunal and floral wealth. Hainkieng, chairman, Old Jalukie Village challenged all the chairmen and GBs present that from this year fire season onwards the village chairmen would act as forest ranger officers and GBs as foresters. This would enable them to control the spread of forest fire and be able to report to the divisional forest office their success stories. Vote of thanks and benediction was delivered by Vekusu deputy ranger.

Participants and trainers during the programme.

DIMAPUR: A three-day workshop on “enhancing employability skills among the student youth” was conducted by North East Institute of Social Science and Research (NEISSR) with 36 students at St Xavier College Jalukie from February 8 to 10. A press release by NEISSR stated that during the training, participants were enlightened with eight different employability

skills, designed with practical exercises and activities of eight skills, group discussion, group learning’s, presentation, ice breaking etc. After every session the students were given opportunity to evaluate and share their learning. The workshop program was facilitated by Meriakthule N Chewang, research project staff, NEISSR, while Dr. Fr. Francis, principal of St. Xavier College wel-

comed the facilitators and encouraged the students to cooperate and learn maximum from the facilitator. The three-day workshop program included the

pledge to apply the learnings in everyday life so as to enhance their knowledge, develop skills and become competent and employable.

In observance of security week, CISF unit Airport Dimapur conducted blood donation camp on March 6.

KSCJ student participates in nation-wide smart 50 competition

DIMAPUR: Kohima Science College Jotsoma (KSCJ) botany student, Zenwang Konyak had participated in the smart 50 competition for start-ups held from February 26 to 28 in New Delhi, sponsored by department of Science and Technology Nagaland and co-sponsored by department of Botany, KSCJ. A press release issued by Kohima Science College Students’ Union (KSCSU) science club secretary, Keyileurangbe Thou informed that Zenwang Konyak, son of Thomwang Konyak participated with his research on bio-insecticides and bio-pesticides for treating vegetable crops and flowers using biological extract from K Y M C

a plant, which could kill or resist pest that affect crops. He participated in the smart agriculture category and became a part of the top 3000 amongst overall 15,000 participants from all over India. He was awarded with cash benefit of 50,000 from Amazon Web service, a certificate from IIM Calcutta and free membership from TiE New Delhi and also financial assistance and mentorship from Global Entrepreneurship Programme by IBM. Smart 50 is a nation-wide start-up competition organised by IIM Calcutta in collaboration with department of Science and Technology Government of India. K Y M C


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Agartala, Mar 6 (PTI): A statue of communist icon Lenin, has been pulled down by some people with an excavator machine at Belonia in South Tripura district, the police said Tuesday, with the CPI(M) holding BJP workers responsible for it. Days after the Left Front was voted out of power in the state, Tripura CPI(M) district secretary Tapas Datta said the fivefeet-tall fibre glass statue, which was unveiled by the party’s politburo member Prakash Karat a few months back, was pulled down allegedly by BJP workers yesterday at College Square in Belonia, about 110 kilometre from here. “After pulling down the statue, ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ slogan was raised,” Datta told PTI. Superintendent of Police of South Tripura district, Monchak Ipper said the driver of the JCB excavator machine was arrested and later released on bail. The statue would be handed over to the authorities of Belonia Municipal Corporation today, the SP said. Meanwhile, prohibitory order was clamped in several areas of West Tripura district including Srinagar, Lefunga, Mandai, Amtali, Radhapur, Arundhatinagar, Jirania, Mohanpur and many more places following post-poll violence, District Magistrate Milind Ramteke said. In the recently concluded Assembly elections,

who have migrated from the CPI(M) were creating unrest in parts of the state. Anyone found involved in violence would be immediately expelled and legal action taken against them.” He alleged that CPI(M) activists had assaulted 49 BJP supporters, of whom 17 were hospitalised.

Enough forces to tackle violence: MHA

The statue in Belonia town was removed with the help of an excavator as supporters cheered. the BJP demolished the Left citadel in Tripura, winning a two-third majority with its ally the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT). The CPI(M) today accused the BJP and the IPFT of unleashing an “unprecedented reign of terror” throughout the state after the election results were announced on March 3. CPI(M) state secretary Bijan Dhar claimed that 514 party activists were assaulted, 1,539 houses of the party activists were attacked and 196 houses set on fire since the announcement of results. He also claimed that 134 CPI(M) offices were attacked and looted, 64 party offices were set on fire and at least 90 offices of different mass organisations had been occupied allegedly by

BJP-IPFT supporters. “I appeal to the state administration and the ruling parties to stop this violence. In a democratic system, change of government is usual, but violence in such grave form is not acceptable by the people,” Dhar said. The police today said they have received complaints of “post-poll violence” from various parts of the state since Sunday night. Urging people to maintain peace, the BJP’s state unit president, Biplab Deb, in a statement said nobody would be spared if they indulge in violence. The BJPs’ state vice president Subal Bhowmick, at a press conference yesterday, had said, “A section of unidentified BJP supporters,

The Centre today said Tripura has enough central and state police forces to tackle the violence which erupted following the victory of the BJP-IPFT coalition in the recent Assembly elections. The home ministry has also asked the state government to do the needful to maintain public order and restore peace. “Adequate central security forces and state police are available in Tripura for maintaining law and order and restoring peace,” a home ministry spokesperson said here. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba has spoken to Chief Secretary Sanjeev Ranjan and Director General of Police A K Shukla and asked them to take all possible steps to maintain law and order, check violence and restore peace and public order, he said. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has also called up Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy and the DGP and asked them to ensure peace and check violence till a new government is installed in the state.

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BJP win in Tripura an ideological victory: Modi New Delhi, Mar 6 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday dubbed the BJP’s win over the Left in Tripura a “victory of ideology” and said the party needs to work hard to maintain its winning electoral streak, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters. Modi was addressing the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, where he was greeted with the slogan, ‘Jeet hamari jari hai, ab Karnataka ki bari hai’ (Our winning run continues, now is the turn of Karnataka). The prime minister spoke about the BJP’s impressive performance in the the three northeast states of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghayala. According to party leaders at the meeting, Modi referred to comments from some critics that Tripura was a small state with only two Lok Sabha seats and underlined the significance of the BJP’s win. He said the state had long been yearning for change and people embraced it by ousting the Left which was in power for over 25 years. The BJP won only one assembly seat in Kerala before it went on to trounce the Left in its bastion of Tripura, the prime minister said. “Tripura was considered a bastion of Marxism for the last 25 years. This is an ideological victory,” party leaders quoted Modi as saying. The Left’s politics was

underpinned by violence and hate, he said, adding that people have rejected it everywhere. It is finished across the world and is on the verge of oblivion in India as it is now in power only in Kerala, Kumar said, quoting Modi. All three states are very important, the prime minister said, referring to Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland, adding that the central government will give priority to their development. For development, all states are equal, he said. An alliance of several parties, including the BJP, was sworn in Meghalaya today and Modi extended his greetings to new Chief Minister Conrad Sangma. With the Karnataka Assembly polls round the corner, Modi told the gathering that the party will need to work hard to maintain its winning streak and asserted that there was an atmosphere of hope and expectation in the country, Kumar said. The prime minister asserted that the party should endeavour to live up to people’s expectations as it rejoices in its electoral win and asked MPs to take to the masses details of the Union Budget that was aimed at building a new India. Modi also paid tribute to nine BJP workers, who were killed in alleged political violence in Tripura during the run up to the state polls.

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NSCN (I-M) refutes allegation

Dimapur, Mar 6 (NPN): NSCN(I-M) has Tuesday clarified that it has nothing to do with the encounter between the 13th Sikh Light Infantry and unknown militants in Noney district on March 5 which claimed the life of Indian Army personnel. In a press release issued by its MIP, NSCN (I-M) strongly refuted the allegation leveled against them. It said that such inflammatory charge by the 13th Sikh Light Infantry is highly immature and questionable, as it comes at a time when the Nagas and GOI are very close from finding a solution. It maintained that the region authorities and all the law enforcing agencies are striving hard to maintain peace in the region by keeping law and order as their highest priority. Therefore, the question of involvement of NSCN (I-M) in the attack on Indian Army is out of question, it said and further demanded ownership from the militant group responsible for the attack.

KPLT supports ban on sale and NE experiencing change under Modi: Manipur CM transfer of KA land to non-tribal Correspondent

KAAC to repeal the Mikir Hills District (Transfer of Land) Act, 1959, the Act which Gauhati High Court and Supreme Court of India declared annulled in 1979 in the case of Sitimon Sawien versus Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council. The organization reiterated their demand that KAAC immediately take up measures for preparation of Council election and Voters’ Lists Acts and Rules as per convention mentioned in paragraph 2, Sub-Para (7) of Paragraph 20 of the Sixth Schedule.

Violence mars 24 hours BTAD bandh Kokrajhar, Mat 6 (Agencies): At least 30 people were injured in Assam as mobs clashed with police and security forces during 24 hrs BTAD bandh on Tuesday. The people were protesting a recent Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) decision on land sale. One person sustained serious burn injuries as violence marred the 24 hours BTAD bandh called by several non Bodo organisations. One Safiur Rahman of Khaitpara under Abhayapuri in Bongaigaon district sustained burn injuries as bandh supporters poured petrol and set on fire an auto

Arms recovered from train in Assam Guwahati, Mar 6 (IANS): A huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from a train in Assam’s Dibrugarh district on Monday evening, police said. The police in Dibrugarh said that the arms and ammunition were recovered from Amritsar Express around 5.30 p.m. “During the cleaning of train, workers spotted two abandoned bags from below the seat of a general compartment,” police said, adding that they were intimated by the RPF immediately after spotting the arms and ammunition. The recovered arms included 264 rounds of live ammunition, one 9 mm pistol and some parts of revolvers and singlebarrel guns. It was a general compartment and so the particular seat was not allotted to any particular individual, police said.

rickshaw at Choraiklola area in Kokrajhari district. Rahman was on the way to kokrajhar from Bholpur along with a friend when they were stopped and later set the vehicle on fire. Rehman sustained 40 percent burn and is undergoing treatment at Rupnath Brahma civil hospital. Meanwhile bandh supporters blockade the roads by burning tyres at several places. Sporadic incidents of pelting stones, burning of tyres and damaging vehicles were reported from several places. At Balajan tinali bazaar, clashes between bandh supporters and locals were reported.

FIRE INCIDENT A fire broke out on 26th Feb 2018, at the building owned by Mr. Limathung Lotha located at Police Point in the godown of M/s. Govind Store below Axis Bank Wokha at around 10:30 AM damaging properties and godown stocks. DC-505

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JD(U) 38 A/C Wokha Party workers Longsa Unit conveys our deep appreciation to all supporters in the recently concluded NLA Election 2018. Though we fell short of victory, the Unit reminds all party supporters that the journey has just began. The unit in particular thank Shri. Y.M. Humtsoe JD(U) candidate 38 A/C Wokha for his exemplary action shown to the younger generation through non-violence. Sir, though you lost the race you are still the winner of thousands of supporters back home. You still shine in many ways, let us build strong relations from here on… the race to the next future starts from 3rd of March 2018. The unit further takes this opportunity to thank all the church leaders, prayer warriors specially Rev. L.K. Tsanglao Pastor Longsa Baptist church for their constant prayer support for a peaceful atmosphere in and around the Village throughout the election period. The unit wishes them bright future ministry in Lord Vineyard.

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IMPHAL, Mar 6: Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh Tuesday claimed that the Northeast region is experiencing “change” under visionary leader of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking at the inauguration of six grid connected rooftop solar power plants (400 KW) to be installed at government building in Imphal’s City Convention Centre, the chief minister said that the primary objective of the present government was to deliver citizen centric governance to solve the problems faced by the people at grassroots. He maintained that proper communication and unity was needed among the states in Northeast to overcome any obstacle faced by any state of the region. “With the support of the people and development oriented and human approach policies of the governments, the gap and mistrust among the people

Manipur CM N Biren Singh inaugurating six grid connected solar power plant in Imphal’s City Convention Centre on Tuesday. (NP) be inaugurated within this month, he assured. Further highlighting achievements of his government, Singh said that government’s campaign on ‘War against Drugs’ has been going on successfully so far. Illegal poppy plantations over 1000 acres have been destroyed at various parts of the state, he said and further added that alternative livelihood in-

cluding soft loans would be provided to those affected farmers. State power minister, Th Biswajit Singh who attended function informed that some solar projects were in the pipeline and would be inaugurated within the month of March. The power minister encouraged people to install such rooftop solar panels/ system at their homes and

local clubs. State PHE minister Losii Dikho, chairman of Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency Ginsaunhau and some MLAs of the ruling BJP and its coalition partners and top officials of the state government attended the function. The inauguration of six grid connected rooftop solar power plants (400 KW) was part of ‘Inauguration Fortnight’ of the BJP-led coalition government’s first anniversary celebration. The six grid connected rooftop solar power plants were installed at City Convention Centre (100kW), National Sports Academy (100kW), Inter State Bus Terminus (100kW), Secured Office Complex (25kW), Manipur State Film Development Society (25kW) and Manipur State Kala Academy (50kW).

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I, Mr. Manjai Lukyem seek apology from Shri. Noke Wangnao and the general public for tarnishing his image with misleading and wrong information with my post on a Facebook group 'The Naga Mirror' captioned 'Post-poll incident' appeared on 1/03/18 with regard to vacating of Tuimei Village Angh's resident at Mon Town. I deeply regret my act and my ignorance about the ground reality of the issue and incident which was widely circulated in social media. DP-1791 OFFICE OF THE

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United Sangtam Students' Conference expresses its heartiest gratitude to the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) and Administration headed by Mrs. Kikumsangla ADC Longkhim Sub HQ for their tireless and meticulous effort given towards the students community and establishing the exam centre at Longkhim Town, which is a long dream come true for the students. We hope and believe that with the establishment of the exam centre at Longkhim the burden has been lessened for everyone. The USSC wishes all the aspiring students of HSLC & HSSLC to give their best effort. (LOUIS LITHRISE) Executive Secy., USSC

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NOTIFICATION AGAINST MANGYANG LIMA Since Mr. Meyimangyang (alias Mangyang Lima), son of Late Limakumzük has breached the solemn resolution of the Chuchuyimlang Senso Mungdang {(CSM) / Chuchuyimlang Citizens’ Forum} made in the name of God to live in unity and dignity, the CSM and the Riongsanger Putu Menden of Chuchuyimlang has resolved as follows: 1. Since Mr. Meyimangyang has breached the CSM resolution, he will not be allowed to take part in any social set-up under CSM and no recommendations will be provided to him for eleven (11) years beginning from 01 February 2018 to 31 January 2030). 2. Since Mr. Meyimangyang has given several hardships to the citizens of Chuchuyimlang village during his breach of CSM resolution, the Riongsanger Putu Menden has resolved not to allow him to enter into Chuchuyimlang area for eleven (11) years. 3. During these eleven (11) years of social boycott, no one or group is permitted to entertain him as one of the citizens of Chuchuyimlang. The CSM and the Riongsanger Putu Menden will not be held responsible if any untoward incident happens to him while any person or group entertains him in his individual capacity.

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Diphu, Mar 6: The Karbi Peoples’ Liberation Tiger (KPLT) has extended its support to the demand made by civil and student organizations to ban sale and transfer of Karbi Anglong land to non-tribals. In a press statement issued by its publicity secretary, S R Kronjang, the outfit stated, “Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council should take the step immediately and ban sale and transfer of land to non-tribals.” While

reminding that Karbi Anglong land is under Sixth Schedule, it said, “we should exercise our rights before it is too late. Every person should be fully acquainted with the constitutional rights and powers of the Sixth Schedule and all leaders should also observe it in letter and in spirit.” It may be mentioned here that civil and student organisations are demanding scraping of all nonscheduled caste electorates from the voters list. The organizations also urged

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of different states has been minimized,” he said. Regarding the availability of helicopter services in the state, Singh said that a formal order would be issued by the Union home ministry within this week for the inauguration of service. “Union home minister Rajnath Singh is likely to announce the same during his visit to the state on coming March 15,” he added. Talking on various initiatives his government has taken up, the chief minister said that to overcome the problem of water scarcity in the hill districts, his government was planning to set up rain water harvesting schemes. A 50 crore cost water supply project recently inaugurated in Tamenglong district was part of the initiative, he added. He also informed that three women’s market, one each in Ukhrul, Jiribam and Churachandpur would be inaugurated by March 15. The remaining markets in other hill districts would


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Left protests against razing of Lenin statue

Kolkata/Chennai/ New Delhi, March 6 (IANS/AGENCIES/PTI): Hundreds of Left activists on Tuesday poured out on the streets of Kolkata to protest against the demolition of a statue of Vladimir Lenin in Tripura after the BJP won the assembly elections in the north eastern state. The Communist Party of India-Marxist brought out a huge rally from its Kolkata district office Pramode Dasgupta Bhawan to the base of the Communist patriarch’s statue in the city hub Dharamtala. Convened by the Kolkata district committee of the party, the rally saw the participation of senior CPI-M leaders including its General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, politburo members Prakash Karat, Brinda Karat, Secretary of its West Bengal unit Surjya Kanta Mishra and state Left Front chairman Biman Bose. Delegates attending the party’s ongoing 25th state conference also walked the distance. Raising the slogans condemning the incident and resolving to stand by the people of Tripura, the protestors carried banners with the picture of Lenin and held aloft scores of red flags. They also decried the attacks on Marxist cadres, instances of arson targeting CPI-M offices and their

SUCI activists raise slogans to protest vandalising of Lenin’s statue in Tripura. capture by “BJP goons”, and ransacking the houses of CPI-M workers and leaders. Another Left party Socialist Unity Centre of India-Communist burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to express their disgust over the happenings in Tripura. The 11.5-feet fibre statue of Lenin was brought down with a bulldozer, allegedly by BJP activists near a government college in Belonia, South Tripura’s district headquarters, around 90 km from Agartala on Monday evening.

DMK wants strict action against BJP leader Raja

DMK working president MK Stalin on Tuesday demanded the arrest of senior Bharatiya Janata Party

SC reserves order on plea on Gandhi’s assassination New Delhi, March 6 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its order on a plea that seeks reopening of the investigation into the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi on the grounds that it was one of the biggest cover-ups in history. A bench of Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice L. Nageswara Rao said it would go only by law and not by sentiments or the stature of the person involved in the case. The bench also said it was not interested in ordering reopening of the probe into Gandhi’s assassination and added that the persons involved in assassination had already been identified and convicted. “It’s too late. We are not going to reopen it (investigation),” bench added. Mumbai-based Pankaj Kumudchandra Phadnis, who has sought the reopen-

ing of the probe, told the court that he had accessed documents that showed a “larger conspiracy” behind the murder. Phadnis -- a researcher and a trustee of Abhinav Bharat, a right wing organisation -- said that he had obtained documents, which the Indian government had banned here, from the Library of Congress in New York.

leader H Raja under the Goodas Act for his remark on social media that after Lenin’s statue was uprooted in Tripura, it was the turn of Periyar statues in Tamil Nadu. In Agar tala, amid chanting of Bharat Mata Ki Jai slogans, the statue of Communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin was razed to the ground in an act of vandalism, sparking strong reaction from the opposition parties. In Tamil Nadu, BJP national secretary H Raja in a celebratory mood put out a warning to the Dravidian parties, saying now it was the turn of Periyar statues in the southern state. A post on H Raja’s Facebook page said: “Today Lenin’s statue, tomorrow

Tamil Nadu’s EVR Ramaswami’s statue.” A social activist and politician hailing from Erode, Venkata Ramaswamy popularly known as Periyar started the selfrespect movement and the Dravidar Kazhagam, from where the two Dravidian parties draw their ideologies. Besides fighting against casteism, Periyar had vehemently opposed the exploitation of nonBrahmin Dravidian people of Tamil Nadu and beyond. The DMK working president demanded that police register a case against Raja and strict action be taken against him for his comments that could provoke and incite violence in the state. “No one can dare to touch Periyar’s statue in the state,” Stalin thundered. Raja later tried to distance himself from the Facebook post saying that the page was maintained by administrators. As soon as the DMK launched a frontal attack against Raja, the post was deleted. The DMK has planned to organise protests against Raja and the BJP across the state.

but statues of foreign leaders have no place in India, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said today. Ahir’s comment comes after a statue of Communist icon Lenin was demolished in South Tripura’s Belonia town by suspected BJP workers. The violence followed the BJP’s victory in the recently concluded Assembly elections in the northeast state, where a 25-year Communist government was ousted. “We condemn all kinds of violence and the state government is handling the situation. But I want to make it clear that statues of foreign leaders are not required in India. I don’t want to take anyone’s name but I want to say that we have no place for them,” Ahir told PTI in response to a question about Lenin’s statue being pulled down. He added that the countr y had produced enough icons and ideologues, such as Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, B R Ambedkar, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya and Ram Manohar Lohia, for people to eulogise. Union Home Munister Rajnath Singh has called up MoS says statues of Tripura Governor Tathagata and DGP A K Shukla foreign leaders have Roy and asked them to ensure no place in India peace and check violence The government con- till a new government is demns all kinds of violence installed in the state.

Karti sent to CBI custody New Delhi, Mar 6 (AGENCIES): Karti Chidambaram, the son of senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, will undergo three more days of custodial interrogation in the INX Media corruption case with a Delhi court on Tuesday extending his CBI custody. The agency, which produced Karti before Special Judge Sunil Rana after his five-day police custody expired, said an extension

was needed as there were “new revelations”. Further custodial interrogation was necessary to confront him with “new facts”, it added. Though there was “substantial progress” in the last four days of investigation into the case, he “had not been cooperating” and not disclosing passwords to his phones, it said. His answer to every question was, “I am politically victimised”, the

agency added. The agency also alleged that witnesses in the case were being approached and evidences destroyed. The CBI, which had sought nine days of police custody of Karti, said he was taken to Mumbai and confronted with Indrani Mukherjea, one of the then promoters of INX Media, at the Byculla prison and her statement was just one of the evidences.

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5 United opposition Dawood keen to return to India, to force Modi on govt spurns ‘preconditions’ Andhra package New Delhi, March 6 (IANS): Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said a united opposition can force the Narendra Modi government to give a special financial package to Andhra Pradesh to compensate for the losses it suffered following the state’s division in 2014. At an unscheduled appearance at a protest gathering here, Gandhi said the Congress, if voted to power in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, would accord the state the central government package as promised after Telangana was created out of an undivided Andhra. The protest was organised by MPs from Andhra Pradesh at Jantar Mantar in the heart of Delhi where other parties, including the Left and YSR Congress, were also demonstrating and seeking a special category status for the state. “This afternoon, I joined the protests at Jantar Mantar demanding ‘Special Status’ for Andhra Pradesh. It is my belief that if the opposition stands united on this issue, we can force the BJP government to do justice to the people of Andhra,” Gandhi tweeted. At the venue, the Congress President said: “I am confident that if we stand together, we will convince the government and (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi that what is due to the people of Andhra Pradesh should be given to them, at once.”

Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar T h a n e , M a rc h 6 (IANS): Well-known criminal lawyer Shyam Keswani on Tuesday said fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar is reportedly “keen to return to India” but with certain preconditions which are not acceptable to the Indian government. Speaking to the media outside the Thane Court, where he represented Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar (the absconder don’s brother) in an extortion case, the lawyer said among the conditions Dawood has stipulated are that he should be lodged only in the high-secure precincts of Arthur Road Central Jail (ARCJ) in Mumbai. “He had also conveyed his intentions through (former union minister and eminent lawyer) Ram Jethmalani a few years ago but the Indian government has not entertained any of his preconditions to return,” Keswani said. The ARCJ is the same prison where the Pakistani

terrorist Ajmal Kasab was lodged for nearly four years till his hanging for his role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. Keswani’s statement on Dawood’s desire to return came more than six months after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray made a similar revelation in Mumbai. In his explosive remarks, Thackeray had claimed that not only was Dawood keen to come back but he was reportedly negotiating a ‘settlement’ with the Modi government. The MNS chief further said Dawood was very sick and wanted to breathe his last in India. In a related development, Iqbal was sent to police custody till Friday by a Special Court here on Tuesday in a land-grab and extortion case filed against him by the Thane AntiExtortion Cell (AEC). At least two others wanted in this case - Bhavar Kothar and Bharat Jain -- are absconding, said AEC chief Pradeep Sharma. Opposing the police custody of Iqbal, currently in judicial custody for other cases, Keswani said it was puzzling when the crime was committed since his client (Iqbal) has been in police and judicial custody in Thane since his arrest on September 19 from Mumbai.

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NOTIFICATION

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Written examination for Mains is scheduled to be held from 8th to 10th May 2018. 2. Candidates can download the Admission Certificate for the Main examination by submitting the Transaction ID of their online application form at https://www.npsc.in from 1st May 2018 onwards. 3. Candidates must bring a printout of the Admission Certificate to the examination hall without which they shall not be allowed to write the examination. 4. Candidates requiring assistance can call up the NPSC helpdesk number 8259977429 (10:30 AM to 3:00 PM) on working days. 5. Marks-List of the Preliminary Examination can be accessed in the Commission’s website at www.npsc.co.in (KHRUPI SOTHU) Secretary, Nagaland Public Service Commission, Kohima DC-514


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Nagaland Post

Between The Lines

Vol. XXVIII NO. 89 Dimapur, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018

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Saffron swamps red

t was a historic victory when BJP, not only unseated the five-term regime of the CPM in Tripura, but also managed to increase its vote share from 1% in the last election to 42.5% and the spectacular win only provided the BJP’s propaganda wing to credit it to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his role as the party’s primary vote gatherer. It sounded like the praises that Congress heap on the Nehru-Gandhi family. The BJP victory in Tripura was well earned and deserved because the party has the determination, vision and ambition to carry forward its goal- to be the dominant party throughout India. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the ideological parent of the BJP, which has been working in the North East for years was a key factor. Despite being a recent phenomenon in 2014 the BJP hasn’t rested on that laurel but worked overtime to prepare a super efficient election machinery. The Congress blundered in dealing with the Left and TMC and eventually managed to get a vote share of less than 2% and no seat. TMC legislators who defected from Congress again abandoned the party and jumped into the BJP ship. Among the reasons for the defeat of the Left was that too much was expected from the impeccable reputation of its chief minister Manik Sarkar who held the reins for five consecutive terms since 1998. The Communists thought Sarkar’s clean image would continue to withstand every offensive but they were wrong. The people of Tripura were becoming disenchanted with the Left because the ministers and powerful MLAs were giving preferential treatment to their close relatives and followers. This roused disenchantment among tribal and backward class voters, once considered the bulwark of the CPM’s vote bank in Tripura, who turned the tide in favour of the BJP. The tribals in particular felt they were being given a raw deal unlike tribals in other states who were getting the goodies in various ways. The drift of tribal and backward class voters was among the factors that led to the Left Front’s debacle in the Tripura assembly elections. Of the 20 seats reserved for tribals in the 60-member state assembly, the Left won just two as opposed to the 19 seats it had won in the last elections. Despite the Left having been in power for the past 25 years, yet basic facilities have eluded tribal families. Bengalis are the majority in Tripura, and the Left traditionally had a strong grip over backward class Bengali voters in reserved seats. However, this time, they switched loyalties in sync with the BJP’s call for change. The debacle was also a result of a divide among the anti-BJP votes in which Congress blundered by rejecting an alliance with the Trinamool. The Congress was caught in a strange dilemma because it couldn’t make up whether the Left or BJP was its enemy. In states like Tripura, Kerala and West Bengal, the Left was traditionally the main foe of the Congress. As the electioneering gathered momentum and BJP unleashing its entire might in the form of tons of cash, RSS foot soldiers and galaxy of central ministers led by the prime minister, it became clear that the Left and other parties were in for a harsh lesson.

DailyDevotion Taking the Next Step …in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses. —2 Corinthians 6:4 When you have no vision from God, no enthusiasm left in your life, and no one watching and encouraging you, it requires the grace of Almighty God to take the next step in your devotion to Him, in the reading and studying of His Word, in your family life, or in your duty to Him. It takes much more of the grace of God, and a much greater awareness of drawing upon Him, to take that next step, than it does to preach the gospel. Every Christian must experience the essence of the incarnation by bringing the next step down into flesh-and-blood reality and by working it out with his hands. We lose interest and give up when we have no vision, no encouragement, and no improvement, but only experience our everyday life with its trivial tasks. The thing that really testifies for God and for the people of God in the long run is steady perseverance, even when the work cannot be seen by others. And the only way to live an undefeated life is to live looking to God. Ask God to keep the eyes of your spirit open to the risen Christ, and it will be impossible for drudgery to discourage you. Never allow yourself to think that some tasks are beneath your dignity or too insignificant for you to do, and remind yourself of the example of Christ inJohn 13:1-17.

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Never mind your happiness; do your duty. ~ Will Durant

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have always wondered where we went wrong. After adopting a constitution which was secular in letter and spirit, we have strayed into the territory where every pebble is an impediment to the journey towards pluralism. India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, said on the night of 14-15 August, 1947, in parliament and what became popularly known as ‘Tryst with Destiny’ speech. “The future beckons to us… We have hard work ahead. There is no resting for any one of us till we redeem our pledge in full, till we make all the people of India what destiny intended them to be. We are citizens of a great country on the verge of bold advance, and we have to live up to that high standard. All of us, to whatever religion we may belong, are equally the children of India with equal rights, privileges and obligations. We cannot encourage communalism or narrow-mindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought or in action…” The Muslim leaders who spoke after Nehru were

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Where did we go wrong?

so emotionally surcharged that they out-rightly rejected the proposal of reservations in employment and educational institutions as were discussed in the Constitution Assembly which Sardar Patel, then Home Minister, was offering. The Muslim leaders said in both houses of parliament that they did not want anything separate or special. They regretted that they were misled and unwittingly sowed the seeds of partition. Qaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah reportedly wanted more and more concessions for Muslims but not separation. But somewhere along, the demand for Pakistan came to be raised. It swept the Muslims off their feet. Lord Mountbatten whom I have interviewed at length at Broadlands, near London, where he lived told me that Clement Atlee, the then Prime Minister, asked him to see if the two countries could have something in common. Jinnah categorically said no to the suggestion. He said he did not trust them now because after accept-

ing the Cabinet Mission Plan, which provided a weak Centre, they had gone back on the arrangement of grouping where the Hindumajority Assam was a part. Subsequently, they came to accept the Plan but Jinnah had lost confidence. I was one of those fortunate people to be in Kuldip parliament, sitting in the press gallery, and listening to Nehru making the ‘Tryst with Destiny’ speech. That was 70 years ago. Today, when the head of a fanatic organization, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), looking to ‘consolidate’ Hindu vote in state elections and in the coming general election in 2019, I ask myself: Where did we go wrong? Mohan Bhagwat, the RSS chief, spent nearly a fortnight, travelling to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, the two most populous states of the country, where caste fissures run deep and caste and religion arithmetic decides the fate of candidates. In other words, the political outcome at the centre is depended on the monolithic Hindu voters

of the two states. The RSS chief has been unequivocal while addressing the large crowd recently as he exhorted the Hindus to overcome the differences of caste. His remark was sharp and pointed when he said: “Hindus should be united. Division in society over caste and violence over the isNayar sues are the biggest hurdles in achieving this unity and there are forces that take advantage of it.” Apparently, the RSS chief had the non-Hindu voters in mind. Probably, his renewed push for consolidation had also something to do with the emergence of political entities like Jignesh Mevani after the attack on a Dalit family in Una and the rise of the Bhim Army, following clashes between Dalits and Rajputs in UP’s Saharanpur. The RSS is said to believe that these are the groups that are covertly supported by the ‘ultra’ Left. Bhagwat during his speech also tried to stem the rot that has set in after the central government’s recent economic policies which af-

fected the farmers and small and medium enterprises which are against the BJPled NDA. Though the RSS spokesman put up a brave front saying that the visit of the RSS chief was meant to meet the functionaries, it was reportedly to appease the voters as there is a sense of concern within the Sangh parivar over the possibility of caste groupings that could jeopardize the BJP chances at the Centre. Its deep anxiety on the possibility of a Dalit-Muslim combine emerging in Bihar is understandable because it could cobble together a formidable opposition to upstage the BJP. Hence the RSS is seen building bridges and reaching out to the economically backward classes, particularly the Kurmi and Kori communities, from which it did not get support. The visits of Bhagwat to Bihar and UP are meant to garner the support the BJP needs to renew their tenure at the Centre, apart from its plans to have the RSS presence in every village as the Sangh is planning to attract more people to its fold. The concerted efforts of RSS to

woo the Hindus, with help coming from the Janata Dal (United) of Sharad Yadav, are very much a part of the push to sustain its hold. The role of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is deplorable. For the sake of protecting his government, he has accepted the support of divisive elements which he has fought against all his life. He has tried to defend his move to have the BJP along but it looks like a tamasha. A person who has categorical secular credentials, which was lauded by even the extreme left, has compromised his stand to stay in power. The fact is that the secular forces have not been able to stem the tide of Hindutva. The Congress is too weak to get people to rededicate themselves to the Idea of India: A democratic and secular country. The BJP with Narendra Modi as Prime Minister looks formidable because the magic of Modi has not waned yet. Probably, the next election in 2019 may his way. I only hope and pray that the nation would get back to the secular track.

Post-mortem To catch a wild pig (a parable of an enslaved society)

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n old high school friend of mine who is now working as a psychiatrist abroad in one of a top European university had sent me a wonderful piece called “Catching the Wild Pigs”. For those of you who have never heard this parable (and I hadn’t until sometime back), here it is: A chemistry professor at a large college had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab the Professor noticed one young man (an exchange student) who kept rubbing his back, and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country’s government and install a new communist government. In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked, ‘Do you know how to catch wild pigs?’ The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said this was no joke. ‘You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and throw the corns on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put up a fence down on one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to that and start s to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs who are used to the free corn, starts to come through the gate to eat; you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd. Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity forever. I found this an extremely fascinating and interesting parable and one I can totally endorse today for our society. For we must guard carefully not to fall into the trap of being so dependent on the government for every developmental and financial support, the illegal immigrants for all kinds of work and the easy –money we get from devious means that we lose our sense of responsibility or morality for our lives and even worse, the very spark of life. But we should be able to stand on our own feet using the very essence of our forefathers by working and eating by ourselves. Imbibing the work culture, and yes the dignity of labour. Here, the pigs represents us (our Naga Society today, to be precise), the free corn represents money, incentives and other luxurious things we have become accustomed to and the fence represents the entrapment of our inflated egos, misplaced passions, vested interests and the short-sighted enticements which has enslaved us from where we cannot get out. For most of the pigs, they now find the

On recently concluded state general election

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lean election campaign had played like a mighty sword that axed out many political related social evils out of compulsion that was practised from time immemorial since the inception of electioneering process in Nagaland. It was and will indeed continue to be a weapon for clean electioneering system in the near future by cleaning the rampant election malpractices in our state. In my opinion, clean election campaign witnessed a little success this time but surely sowed the seeds for future transparency and accountability by changing voters mindset and by ushering in a new era of selecting a leaders through peaceful and capability of the leader. This time we had additionally added machine called VVPAT (Voters Verifiable Paper Audit Trial) that can prove voting transparency for the voters without bias and prejudice. It is indeed much fairer from the next election if the election commission could allot a venue by organising open debate whereby the intending candidates of the respective constituency can go on debating against each other (like US Presidential election) basing on their versatility and desirability of the subjects in order to impress the voters through their God gifted oratory and witty political Will so that the voters can vote accordingly as per their visions of statement. Recently concluded election of 13th NLA witnessed ups and downs together with a slogan ‘Clean Election’ in every nook and corner of voter’s doorsteps along with clean election flag that stood proudly and supported it too by signing on the pledges form from the respective Churches. The Nagaland Churches from all the denominations on their part had executed selflessly prior to three years ahead of election scheduled

saving so many precious life’s and properties even though two persons had died from election related violence. This time also, I request the churches and the mass civil societies not to lose hope and rather start initiatives of clean election in order to be more practical and effective in the next five years ahead of election. Hats off and grand salute to Nagaland Churches (From top to bottom churches) for taking initiatives of clean election and for safer Nagaland. I guess many voters from just concluded election had decided not to take money from the candidates and indeed had prepared genuine demands for development if got elected. To those voters whose votes were not sold for money but whose supporting candidate could not make through to the chairs of 60 member NLA be never lose hope because this is just a beginning and stepping stones to root out corruption in our land and indeed it’s a great overcome from the test of temptation thus, maintaining the decorum of clean election campaign-‘One Man One Vote’ coming into a reality. It was also a manoeuvring task for the election officials to complete the task of hectic assigned election duty. Along with the strong 40,000 thousand security personnel mostly from the central forces had performed their assigned duties for the peaceful conduct of election and safeguarding every voting related machines in front of them. Hence their performance was marvellous and applaudable. Despite heavy security arrangement + CCTV and WEB CASTING installed in every polling stations, there were reports of booth capturing, damaging of EVM materials, proxy voting, excess voting, threatening the polling officials by holding them up till dusk even after the stipulated

time was over and the most common being pelting of stones against each other by the rival political party even after voting was over. Some officials had even misused their profession by possessing fake voters slip ultimately leading to re-polling. There were also reports that some voters they got around Rs. 2,000/-(two thousand) to Rs. 50,000/-(fifty thousand) per vote (this statement is not authenticated but heard directly saying from the voters) and thereby led to sell of one’s precious vote either by gullibility or by bullying from the candidates. In such a state of happening we cannot neatly say that we had adhered to the proclamation laid down by the churches with a slogan ‘CLEAN ELECTION’. To sum up; clean election slogan was a voice from the churches for a better and prosperous Nagaland that stood up against proxy voting, selling of one’s vote, booth capturing, threat and intimidation, creating ruckus situation by using weapons, using of money and muscle power, having youths camp for election purpose and clearly insisting on ‘ONE MAN ONE VOTE’. Threatening the voters by creating fearful atmosphere in and around polling station by using guns and bombs together with couping of the polling station is a direct threat to the existence of the very fabric of democracy and it directly encroach one’s fundamental rights. In order to make this clean election come into reality, let us together accept the defeat by minting it and work together unflinchingly from now on with all the churches till the next general election (i,e year 2023) to make our land free and fair state by denouncing fearful means of unwanted political tsunami. Yarangchang Imchen, Social Activitst Lirmen village

fence as a part of the cycle of their present life. When we become accustomed and engrossed to the things which are now thrown to us in our everyday life we become unable to move out of our comfort zones. Today, every stakeholder in our Naga Society, yes everyone, which includes both you and me too, all of us carry a resemblance to this parable of the wild pigs ,about the free corn and the fence which has surrounded us from all the four sides. Unless we unite and bring down the fence together with all our might, we can never free from the confines of the fence and we are going to remain in captivity of our own attitudes and egos that divides us forever. Some may want to go back into the woods and enjoy their freedom but some wants to keep on enjoying the free corn and that is going to be the ultimate end of not only those pigs enjoying the free corns but as well as for other fellow pigs who wants to be free again. Yes, we are all like these wild pigs inside the fence being fed with the free corn thrown to them. Think over it. It is a complete reflection of our Naga society today no matter how much we deny in accepting ourselves of what we truly are. If we have the true courage to accept ourselves of what we are, then only we will be able to come out of the fence which has enslaved us .But when we are not ready to admit and accept the reality, the elusive change will never take place no matter how much we think or talk about it. It does not only take a strong will, but some real courage and sacrifice to accept and admit it. Without changing our mindset but wanting to change our lifestyle is what is making us become like those pigs that are trapped inside the fence now. We blame governments, civil societies, church, NGOs, the society but aren’t all these we ourselves? Don’t all these exist because you and me are there? When we blame all these we are only blaming ourselves because you and me comprises of all these. Wanting to change but not ready to shed our old ways of thinking, ideas and habits will never enable us to come out of the fence which has entrapped us. It is like those entrapped pigs creating their filth where they are enjoying their free corns. Denial means we are afraid to accept the truth about ourselves. In order to jump farther we need to move more backwards Sir, After a tug of war between the civil societies and the government of India on the issue of so we can gain more force and momentum and consolidate our foothold solution before election, and election before solution in Nagaland, the war was finally won by the and thus break down the fences that mighty central force, the Government of India. Now the election have come and gone once again in have been put around us. There are Nagaland, and those who are successful are ready to form the next govt within a few days. Whether no free throwaway meals without you are in the ruling party or the opposition party for that matter, you are elected members of the some ulterior motive of the thrower 13th Nagaland legislative assembly, as well as the representative of your constituency. You have most of the time. What seems to be won the confidence and the trust of the elector to represent them in the esteem assembly. You are dearest to us at the moment for our therefore empowered with the rights and responsibility both from God and the electors to deliver short term glories will be giving us to the people a stable government. Now you as a responsible and sensible elected representative are the most distressing outcomes later. well aware of our present situation in Nagaland. As one of the genuine voters in Nagaland I have It’s time for introspection during the certain wishes to elected members of the 13th legislative assembly. Therefore along with your own most adverse moments. Distancing manifesto if the below mentioned could be your post election manifesto and sincerely implemented, ourselves from the hard truth and then we will see a new Nagaland in the coming days: To restore the roads and bridges at the earliest; the reality around us will only make Constant supply of electricity to the villages as well as to the towns; Developmental projects, both us move around in the same old state and central sponsored scheme should not be only in the paper but should be materialist into dirt inside the fence. We all are like real existence; The quality of any developmental project should not be compromised; Misused of those wild pigs today and all of us Government properties as well as money for private benefit should be stop; Corruption in all sense are enjoying the free corn inside the at all level should be stop; To provide regular salaries to all its bonafide employees; To stop back fence. This is our Naga society today. door appointment; To find out ways and means for the nearly 75 thousand educated unemployed youth; To find an honourable and acceptable inclusive solution within your tenure. Don’t deny it. Imlimar Pongen, Discipleship Bible College Dimapur Jonah Achumi Reader’s note: Articles or letters published in any of the columns do not reflect the view of this newspaper nor that of the Editor in any manner.

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A Jallikattu event on progress in Tamil Nadu.

fled onto village streets, injuring spectators and even mauling them to death, the organisation claimed. PETA said that onlookers hit and jumped onto bulls fleeing the collection yard -- an illegal practice known as “parallel Jallikattu”-- and the bulls suffered severe injuries and collapsed. It also said that it plans to submit these findings in the Supreme Court in support of its ongoing case challenging the constitutional validity of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu

Amendment) Act, 2017, which permits Jallikattu in the state. “Year after year, investigation after investigation reveals the same thing: deliberate cruelty, injury, and deaths are inherent in Jallikattu, and no amount of regulation can change that, which is why the Supreme Court had banned it in the first place. “India’s true culture is one of kindness to cattle and respect for life – not forming a violent mob to bully terrified animals,” said PETA India CEO Dr Manilal Valliyate. PETA India said that

since Tamil Nadu began allowing Jallikattu in 2017, at least 26 humans, including a police officer and a teenager, have been killed, and more than 2,500 reportedly injured. At least 10 bulls have also died in this time, and other bull deaths likely go unreported, it claimed. In 2014, the Supreme Court in a ruling (AWBI vs A Nagaraja and others) upheld that Jallikattu was “inherently cruel” and therefore illegal under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act, 1960, thereby striking down the Tamil Nadu Regulation of Jallikattu Act, 2009, which aimed to allow the races, the statement said. The state’s effort to overturn this ruling in its review petition was dismissed by the court on November 16, 2016, the animal body said. In 2011, the central government banned the use of bulls in performances through a notification issued under the PCA Act, 1960, PETA India added.

Traffic regulation for swearing-in ceremony DIMAPUR: In view of the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected government to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly to be held on March 8 at Kohima local ground (Khouchiezie) 11 a.m, the office of the Superintendent of Police Kohima has issued the following car passes and traffic regulations: Car Pass “A” (Red) for VVIPs – All vehicles will enter the venue and shall be parked at the North Basketball Court; Car Pass “B” (Blue) for Legislators/ Chief Secretary and Director General of Police – All vehicles will enter the venue and shall be parked at the designated parking towards Southern Gallery; Car Pass “C” (Green) for AHODs

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DIMAPUR, MAR 6 (NPN): Neiphiu Rio was unanimously elected as leader of NDPP legislature party during a meeting of the party’s newly-elected MLAs held at Hotel Vivar in Kohima on Monday. Rio’s name was by proposed by Noke and seconded by Pukhayi and CM Chang, which was unanimously supported by the House. The meeting further resolved that solving the lndo-Naga political problem would be at the top of NDPP’s agenda and that it would play the role of facilitator and make every possible effort to bring about an early solution that was “honourable, inclusive and acceptable” to the people. The party also expressed its sincere appreciation to the electorate of Nagaland for giving mandate in favour of the NDPP-BJP alliance led by its chief ministerial candidate Rio. Appreciating Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his support and positive

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participation in the election campaign, the NDPP legislature party also expressed its appreciation to BJP for extending all possible cooperation to the party and for ensuring a successful and smooth campaign in conjunction with its alliance partner. The meeting further expressed its gratitude to all rank and file of NDPP for their tireless efforts during the election process and contributing towards the success of the alliance candidates. While endorsing the stand of the party to bring positive change, provide good governance and transparent administration and draw a new roadmap of progressive development for a resurgent Nagaland, the legislature party also resolved to promote meritocracy, ensure justice, rule of law and remove VIP culture. The House congratulated Election Commission of India, the State administration, police and law-enforcing agencies for successful conduct of the

Officials from the Election Commission of India (ECI) along with the chief electoral officer (CEO) Nagaland, Abhijit Sinha, submitted the Notification constituting the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly to the Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya at Raj Bhavan Kohima. Thereafter, the governor dissolved the 12th NLA.

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(From p-1) Considering all the matters, the outgoing chief minister said he had proposed to BJP leaders in separate communications on March 3 to the Prime Minister and BJP president Amit Shah to know their party’s stand on formation of a coalition government in the State as in the past 15 years. He asserted that NPF’s history, evolution and service to Naga masses did not need a script as the regional party was in the service of the people of Nagaland since 2003. Zeliang assured full support to the new government in all its initiatives that involved the larger interest of Nagas, apart from playing a constructive role of an opposition in furthering the overall cause of the Nagas. With regard to Tenning Assembly constituency issue, where NPF candidate N.R. Zeliang was first declared winner before the result was amended and declared in favour of NDPP candidate, Namri Ndang, Zeliang said supporters of NR Zeliang would take the matter to court. He said the returning officer’s (RO) acts of re-opening the box after declaring the result, certifying NR Zeliang as winner and even uploading the result on Election Commission of India’s website were wrong. He said any complaint after counting was over should be taken to court. Even in the case of former NPF MLA, Dr. Benjogliba Aier where in one polling station the number of counted votes was more than the votes polled, Zeliang regretted that the RO and chief electoral officer (CEO) did not entertain any complaint. To queries whether he suspected any foul play with EVMs since in most of the constituencies the victory margins were less than 100 votes, Zeliang said there was seven such instances. He, however, added no complaint had been registered so far.

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New Delhi, Mar 5 (PTI): The PETA today said that it would release the findings of its investigation into the recent nine Jallikattu events and submit the same in the Supreme Court. The animal rights body claimed that the findings proved there was cruelty towards bulls and disregard for human life. “PETA India documented the cruelty – which was observed during events in four districts of the state (Tamil Nadu) between January 14 and 28, 2018, in detail in a report and in photographs and video footage,” it said in a statement. The video shows that bulls were “hit, whipped and poked” with metal and wooden sticks inside the ‘vaadi vaasal’, and their tails were “twisted and yanked” to force them to run towards the “menacing” crowd, PETA said. It also shows that bulls’ nose ropes were roughly yanked, causing their nostrils to bleed while they

NEW DELHI, MAR 6 (PTI): The deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to avail various services and welfare schemes run by the government may be further extended beyond March 31, the Centre indicated in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The Centre said that since some more time would be needed to conclude the prolonged hearing in the Aadhaar case, the government may extend the deadline from March 31. A five-judge Constitution bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan agreed with the contention of Attorney General K K Venugopal. “We have extended the deadline in the past and we will extend the deadline again but we may do it by the end of month to enable the petitioners in the case conclude the arguments,” Venugopal said. The bench said, “It is a very valid point raised by the Attorney General and the court would not allow repetitive arguments made by the petitioners’ counsel in the matter.” On December 15 last year, the apex court had extended till March 31 the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various services and welfare schemes. Earlier senior advocate Shyam Divan, who had led the arguments challenging Aadhaar and its enabling Act, said that the deadline of March 31 be extended.

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NEW DELHI, MAR 6 (PTI): As much as Rs 4.30 lakh crore of investors’ money has been wiped out in the last five trading sessions, with Rs 1.54 lakh crore eroding Tuesday. The BSE benchmark Sensex on Tuesday nosedived nearly 430 points to close at a nearly threemonth low of 33,317 after bank stocks came under heavy selling pressure despite positive global cues. The 30-share index Sensex slipped into a negative zone towards the fag-end to hit a low of 33,209.76 as participants booked profits at improved levels. Following the bearish trend in the broader market, the market capitalisation of BSE listed companies fell to Rs 1,44,20,606 crore at the end of today’s

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New Delhi, Mar 6 (PTI): Silver prices went down by Rs 200 to Rs 39,400 per kg at the bullion market Tuesday owing to slackened demand from consuming industries at the domestic spot market. On the other hand, gold held steady at Rs 31,450 per 10 grams in scattered deals, even as it strengthened overseas. Traders attributed the slide in silver prices to a reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers at the local spot market. Globally, gold rose 0.05 per cent to USD 1,320.50 an ounce in Singapore. In the national capital, silver ready declined by Rs 200 to Rs 39,400 per kg, while weekly-based delivery advanced by Rs 245 to Rs 38,760 per kg on speculative buying.

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ing 2017-18 (up to September, 2017). As per the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) guidelines and policy approved by Bank Boards, non-performing loans, including those in respect of which full provisioning has been made on completion of four years, are removed from the balance-sheet of the bank concerned by way of write-off. Jaitley further said that recovery of dues takes place on ongoing basis under legal mechanisms, which include, the Secularisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, Debts Recovery Tribunals and Lok Adalats. “Therefore, write-off does not benefit borrowers,” the minister added.

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New Delhi, Mar 6 (PTI): Loans worth Rs 81,683 crore were written-off by public sector banks (PSBs) in 2016-17, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Tuesday in the Rajya Sabha. In a written reply, Jaitley said that writingoff of loans is done for tax benefit as well as capital optimisation and borrowers of such loans continue to be liable for repayment. The amount written off (including through compromise) by PSBs was Rs 81,683 crore in the financial year 2016-17, including Rs 20,339 crore by the State Bank of India (as per RBI data on global operations), he said. The amount written off by nationalised banks was Rs 28,781 crore dur-

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the fiscal deficit for 201718 at 3.5 per cent of GDP against the earlier target of 3.2 per cent. For 2018-19, the deficit is projected to be 3.3 per cent. T h e g ove r n m e n t ’s commitment to embrace the recommendation of the FRBM committee to adopt a ceiling of 40 per cent of GDP for central government debt is positive, even though the temporary delay in consolidation makes it unlikely that this debt level will be reached by 2022-23, as recommended by the committee last year, Fitch had said. With the taxpayer base already showing uptrend post GST implementation, the government expects that revenue collections would improve once the anti-evasion measures are put in place. Besides, post demonetisation, the income tax authorities have upped their enforcement action and pegged the direct tax collection for 2017-18 at Rs 10.05 lakh crore.

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by Moody’s after a gap of 14 years, while S&P retaining its rating for the country. Buoyed by the upgrade by US-based Moody’s in November last year, the ministry is likely to showcase government’s efforts in increasing taxpayer base following demonetisation, containing fiscal and current account deficit and sticking to the fiscal consolidation road map. While Moody’s raised India’s sovereign rating from the lowest investment grade of Baa3 to Baa2, and changed the outlook from stable to positive, S&P refrained from upgrading the rating from BBB- citing high government debt and low income levels. S&P has maintained BBB- rating on India since 2007. After the Union Budget for 2018-19, Fitch had said the high debt burden of the government constrains India’s rating upgrade. India’s debt:GDP ratio stands at around 69 per cent. The Budget had pegged

Hyderabad, Mar 6 (PTI): India needs to grow at 8 to 9 per cent for the next two decades to be able to address problems related to poverty and healthcare, among others, former RBI Governor C Rangarajan said here Tuesday. The eminent economist, however, stressed that growth must be combined with the need to take care of the poorer sections of the society. Citing the example of South Korea, he said by growing at 7 to 8 per cent for three decades, it eliminated poverty and other problems and succeeded in providing better education and health. “Therefore, we need to grow, in my opinion, at the rate of 8 to 9 per cent for another two decades if you have to solve the problems that we have. But, at the same time, we cannot do it in a sequential form,” he said, speaking at the Eighth Foundation Day Lecture organised by the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education. According to Rangarajan, in the industrialised world growth happened first, followed by provision of social safety nets. “But, that is not pos-

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New Delhi, Mar 6 (PTI): The government will tomorrow pitch for a sovereign rating upgrade with global agency Fitch, highlighting reform push in taxation and PSU banks and its plans to gradually lower government debt. According to sources, representatives from Fitch are scheduled to meet Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian and Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg and other finance ministry officials on March 7. Fitch last year kept India’s sovereign rating unchanged at ‘BBB-’, the lowest investment grade, with stable outlook. It had last upgraded the rating from BB+ to BBB-with stable outlook on August 1, 2006. Later, it changed the outlook to negative in 2012 and then again to stable in the following year, though keeping the rating unchanged. The Fitch review for annual sovereign rating follows India’s rating upgrade

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Sri Lanka’s Special Task Force and Police officers stand guard near a burnt house after a clash between two communities in Digana, central district of Kandy, Sri Lanka March 6, 2018.

of special task force were deployed in Theldeniya and Pallekele areas of Kandy after rioters disobeyed an overnight curfew and went on a rampage. This will be the first time since August 2011, that a state of emergency will be in force in the Indian Ocean’s island nation. The state of emergency allows the deployment troops on the street, search and arrest people without a warrant. Sri Lanka has a long history of state of emergency during the LTTE rebellion both in the south

Ex-president of South Korea Israel getting summoned over bribery charges bullied by the SEOUL, MAR 6 (AGENCIES): South Korean prosecutors have called former President Lee Myung-bak to appear for questioning over allegations he took bribes when in office, a prosecutor said on Tuesday in the latest top-level political corruption scandal to rock the country, reports Reuters. Prosecutors last month sought a 30-year jail term for former President Park Geun-hye, Lee’s successor, who was ousted last year amid an influence-peddling scandal and is standing trial on charges of bribery, abuse of power and coercion. Lee was asked to present himself for questioning on March 14, the senior prosecutor said. “We must question (Lee) to reveal the truth”, the prosecutor told reporters. “We expect him to show up since we gave sufficient time for him to prepare for the questioning”. Lee has denied any wrongdoing, calling the investigation into the bribery allegations, summoning his

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family and confidants and raiding their homes and offices, politically motivated. Lee was not immediately reachable for comment on Tuesday. Last month, Seoul prosecutors searched the offices of Samsung Electronics as part of the investigation, the prosecutors’ office said. They were looking for possible evidence that Samsung provided financial support for an auto parts maker run by Lee’s family and allegedly controlled by him, the prosecutors’ office said. Samsung has said it has no official comment.

Violence halts rare aid delivery to Syria’s Ghouta

This photo released by the Syrian Red Crescent shows a convoy of vehicles of the Syrian Red Crescent arriving to Douma, eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, March. 5, 2018.

BEIRUT, MAR 6 (AP): The first aid delivery in weeks to reach the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus was cut short after Syrian government forces began shelling the area while aid workers were still inside, a local council said today, amid a renewed escalation in the government’s deadly aerial and ground campaign. Aid trucks had to leave before they could finish unloading supplies yesterday, as the eastern Ghouta suburbs suffered their worst day of violence since the UN Security Council demanded a 30-day cease-fire for Syria. The Syrian American Medical Society charity, which supports hospitals in eastern Ghouta, said 79

people were killed in shelling and airstrikes, as the government, supported by Russia’s military, pushed its assault on the rebel-held suburbs, where the UN estimates close to 400,000 people are trapped under unmanageable levels of violence. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said 80 civilians were killed yesterday. The Security Council resolution, which passed unanimously on February 25, has gone unheeded. Yesterday’s aid shipment was the first to enter eastern Ghouta amid weeks of a crippling siege and a government assault that has killed close to 800 civilians since February 18.

WASHINGTON, MAR 6 (IANS): US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has slammed the UN saying that the international body has bullied Israel, the media reported. “A t t h e U N a n d throughout the UN agencies, Israel does get bullied. It gets bullied because the countries that don’t like Israel are used to being able to get away with it,” Haley said at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference on Monday. “That just doesn’t sit well with me.. The UN spends more than half of its time singling out one country. We will not stand for it any longer.” Haley’s comments coincided with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House earlier on Monday, reports The Hill magazine.

SEOUL, MAR 6 (AFP): North and South Korea have agreed to hold a summit at their heavily armed border next month, with Pyongyang saying it would consider abandoning nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees, Seoul said today. If confirmed by Pyongyang, the offer would mark the first time under the current leadership the North had declared itself willing to discuss conditions under which it might consider giving up its nuclear arsenal -- a move it has previously insisted was firmly off the negotiating table. Following a meeting in Pyongyang with leader Kim Jong Un, Chung Euiyong, the national security adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said the North had stated there was “no reason” to hold on to its nuclear weapons “if military threats towards the North are cleared and the security of its regime is guaranteed”. Chung said Kim and Moon would meet in late April at the fortified border village of Panmunjom for what would be only the third inter-Korean summit since the end of the 1950-53

In this March 5, 2018 photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with South Korean National Security Director Chung Eui-yong in Pyongyang.

Korean conflict. He said the two sides would establish a leaderto-leader hotline, offering the highest-level contact between two nations that are technically still at war. After months of soaring tensions that have seen Kim Jong Un trade insults and threats with US President Donald Trump, temperatures cooled dramatically as South Korea hosted the Winter Olympics. Despite having few athletes competing at the Games, Pyongyang sent a large and colourful delegation, which included Kim’s sister, who met with Moon to offer a summit meeting.

That visit was returned this week when Moon sent the highest-level delegation in a decade north of the border. The envoys returned today with news of apparent breakthroughs in the longlogjammed relationship. “The South and the North agreed to hold the third summit at... Panmunjom in late April,” said Chung, referring to the truce village at the heavily-fortified border. If realised, the summit will be the third meeting between the leaders of the two Koreas, which technically remain at war after the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice instead of a peace treaty.

Will beef up defense to respond to China: Taiwan TAIPEI, MAR 6 (AGENCIES): Taiwan will look to its domestic arms industry as well as foreign suppliers to respond to China’s continuing military buildup, but has no interest in engaging in an arms race with its cross-strait rival, the defense ministry said Tuesday. According to AP report, the remarks from spokesman Chen Chung-ji came a day after China announced an 8.1 percent rise in its military budget for this year to 1.1 trillion yuan ($173 billion), the world’s second largest after the United States. “Taiwan has no intention of getting involved in an arms race with China, or with neighboring countries,” Chen told reporters at a briefing. “However, we expect to strengthen our capabilities in self-developing arms, including locally built vessels and aircraft, or even information and communication warfare.” China regards Taiwan as Chinese territory to be eventually

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, photo, Taiwanese soldiers move during a military exercises to show its determination to defend itself from Chinese threats, in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan.

brought under its control, by force if necessary. Under China-imposed diplomatic isolation, Taiwan has few avenues for purchasing arms abroad apart from the United States, which despite only having unofficial ties with the self-governing island democracy, is legally bound to ensure it has a credible defense.

Under President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan has also sought to reinvigorate its domestic arms industry including in building trainer

aircraft and possibly ships and submarines. Such foreign and domestic weapon systems aimed to “satisfy the needs

of defensive warfare, and assure the security of Taiwan, as well as to maintain regional stability and peace,” Chen said. With the world’s largest standing military of between 2 million and 2.3 million members, China is preparing to launch its second aircraft carrier while integrating stealth fighters into its air force and fielding an array of advanced missiles able to attack air and sea targets at vast distances. Taiwan’s armed forces are far smaller, although the island has universal conscription and a pool of reserves nearly 3 million strong. Its commanders have sought to capitalize on the physical barrier posed by the 160-kilometer (100-mile) -wide Taiwan Strait to fend off a possible Chinese attack.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The NPF Youth Wing Town would like to wish Shri. Kuzholuzo (Azo) Nienu hearty congratulations for winning the General Election 2018 to the 13th NLA. The winning margin (4963 votes) speaks volumes about the trust and confidence of the people under 19th Phek AC upon your leadership. We appreciate your level of commitment and dedication for the party in particular and Phek District in general. We wish you all the best as you represent us. Chipazo Rhakho Gen. Secy. NPF Youth Wing PhekTown

Muluvehu Khamo President NPF Youth Wing PhekTown

Congratulations I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Er. ZALE NEIKHA, NDPP on being elected to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly from 15 Southern Angami- II Constituency. I hope that he will deliver justice and valuable service to the people of the concerned constituency in particular and the Nagaland state in general. I also express my gratitude to all the electorates who reposed their trust and hope on me during the election. The valuable contribution of every electorate towards the upliftment and upholding the principles of NPF party is highly appreciated. Though it is impossible for me to reach out to each and everyone of you in person, I would like to especially mention and thank the prayer groups and party workers and also the well wishers who helped me personally and materially. May God bless. K-589

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32 houses belonging to the minority community were badly damaged in the attacks by the Sinhalese Buddhists, forcing police to fire tear gas shells and impose an overnight curfew to prevent clashes between the two communities. The situation, however, remained tense in part of Kandy, home to famous tea plantations and Buddhist relics, after charred remains of a Muslim man was recovered today from a burnt building. Fresh curfew was imposed today and heavilyarmed police commandos

and the Tamil minority dominated north and east of the island. “We decided to take strong action to control the situation and to deal strongly with all wrong doers,” senior minister Rauff Hakeem, who is also the leader of the main Muslim party Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), told reporters. T h e v i o l e n c e wa s sparked off by the death of a Sinhalese man who was assaulted by the three Muslims over a private dispute. According to police, on February 22, the man was admitted to a hospital following an attack, where he succumbed to his injuries on March 3, after which the attackers arrested and were remanded to police custody till tomorrow. In November last, riots in the south of the island left one man dead and homes and vehicles damaged. In June 2014, riots between Buddhists and Muslims left four dead and many injured. The violence was instigated by a Buddhist extremist group whose leaders are on trial accused of instigating religious conflict.

KATHMANDU, MAR 6 (IANS): Nepal and Pakistan on Tuesday agreed to revitalise the Saarc process for “greater peace, security and prosperity in the region” during talks that visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held with the Himalayan nation’s leadership. Abbasi on Tuesday met Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari and addressed a programme at the Saarc Secretariat here. He also held a meeting with CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” in the morning. Bhandari and Abbasi hoped to reinvigorate the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) as an important regional organisation. The Pakistani leader said that “issues of the countries in the region should not affect the activities of Saarc and its performance”. He emphasised the need to make Saarc “more effective” in the days ahead. Both sides agreed to enhance cooperation in all areas of mutual importance, including political, economic, defence and cultural fields.

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COLOMBO, MAR 6 (PTI): Sri Lanka today declared a state of emergency for 10 days to rein in the spread of communal violence between majority Sinhala and minority Muslims in the country’s scenic Kandy district that left two persons dead and damaged several mosques and homes. Violence, triggered by the death of a Sinhalese man at the hands of a mob last week, erupted yesterday in the Theldeniya area of the central hill district popular with tourists. The government sent troops and elite police commandoes to Kandy to restore order and enforce the curfew. President Maithripala Sirisena and the Cabinet decided to declare a state of emergency for 10 days following the violence prevailed in some parts of the country, Minister of Social Empowerment S B Dissanayake told reporters after a Cabinet meeting. A Gazette notification would be issued right away after the President signs the proclamation, giving effect to the state of emergency, he said. Muslims claimed that around 10 mosques, 75 shops and

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The WhatsApp ‘delete message’ Oscars 2018: US TV Macaulay Culkin has pointed out a Katy Perry on why function is about to get much better audience smallest for pretty big ‘Home Alone’ plot hole awards ceremony ‘American Idol’ is better T H T

a multitude of them, but I don’t want to be like super shady, but you can name 10 people -- at least -- that have come off ‘American Idol’… that have legitimate careers, that put out music, that have changed their journey, their destiny, affected people’s lives.” She said that’s what sets “Idol” apart. “They’re real artists,” she said of the past successful “American Idol” winners. “And I don’t think

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dolin, banjo and bass in addition to the guitar on the record. This shift in instrumentation helped create a new sonic canvas that some might consider a departure from the high gain wall of sound Kennedy has been associated

with. Examples of this can be heard throughout the record, from the hypnotic drone of the title track, to the intricate finger style approach of “Haunted By Design” and “Ghost Of Shangri La”. (NME)

deserves an explanation. “This kid’s a really clever kid, right?” Culkin said as he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “Like, these guys are about to break in, why doesn’t he just call the cops? “He makes a master plan, he uses Micro Machines but for real, there’s landlines — there are no cellphones but still [he could have called the police]. “I think that’s the only thing and I think that’s an enormous plot hole.” (NME)

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With immense pride and joy, we the family members would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Mr. W. Longshithung Tsopoe, S/o. Mr. T. Wokhathung Tsopoe and Mrs. Renbeni Tsopoe on being selected as Officer Scale-1, Assistant Manager, Regional Rural Bank, through IBPS exam. We pray that the Almighty God keep pouring his amazing blessings upon you. We wishes you all the best as you take up your new role at work. Family members and relatives DC-506

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o m e Alone s t a r Macaulay Culkin has pointed out a glaring plot hole in the seminal holiday movie, and we’re now wondering why exactly we never noticed it. In the unlikely event that you haven’t seen the iconic film, Culkin’s McAllister is forced to mount a battle against two cunning burglars when he’s accidentally left at home by himself over the Christmas period. But while he lays a series of increasingly complex traps to snare the burglars, Culkin has realised that he could have saved a whole lot of time and effort if he’d just bothered to phone the police when things went south. O f c o u r s e, t h a t wouldn’t be much of a movie, but it’s a still that

The Hoshepu Range Union Dimapur would like to convey our heartiest congratulations to Shri. G. Ikuto Zhimomi for being promoted to the post of Director, Department of Agriculture, Government of Nagaland, you deserve the recognition and responsibility of the position. The Union further wishes him the best in his future endeavour and prays that Almighty God bless him with good health and abundance. Kiyeshe Jimomi Secretary, HRUD

J. Khewoto Assumi Chairman, HRUD

I want to express my heartfelt thanks to all the party rank and file of the Naga Peoples Front of the 18th Chozuba Assembly Constituency for re-electing me to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly. I am honoured and humbled with your trust in me. The indomitable spirit shown by you have instilled confidence in me during the entire campaign period. With your trust, I will work tirelessly on your behalf to help address challenges, and to secure lasting and meaningful improvements to your quality of life. Not only am I thankful for your support, but also NDPP candidate who offered to serve our constituency and seek solutions for public problems. It is not easy to put oneself out there in such a public forum, so I give credit to those with the initiative to do so. Again, I thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

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yles Kennedy has released the song “Love Can Only Heal”, taken from his debut solo album, “Year Of The Tiger”. Due on March 9 via Napalm Records, the effort was helmed by Alter Bridge’s longtime producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette. The acclaimed singer/songwriter known for his work with ALTER BRIDGE as well as Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & & The Conspirators recently completed the highly anticipated record, which is available for pre-order in various bundle configurations at this location. On “Year Of The Tiger”, Kennedy embarks on his first venture as a solo artist by embracing musical elements and influences he hasn’t explored until this point in his career. His appreciation for the blues and acoustic based music can be heard throughout the 12-song concept record inspired by the loss of his father when he was a child. The multi-instrumentalist played lap steel, man-

Terms of Service reportedly reads: “The Facebook Companies (which include WhatsApp) are a group of companies that are owned by Facebook. Other Facebook Companies provide services to WhatsApp so that we can operate and provide our Services.” It adds: “When we share your personal information with other Facebook Companies, it will only be used to provide services to WhatsApp on our behalf in accordance with our instructions and terms or to help ensure the safety, security, and integrity of WhatsApp and other Facebook Company Products.” “Nothing you share on WhatsApp, including your phone number, will be shown on Facebook or any of the Facebook Company Products, unless you choose to show it.” (NME)

he Oscars Awards ceremony attracted its smallest recorded US television audience. The live show averaged 26.5 million total viewers, down from 32.9 million in 2017, according to Nielsen data reported by the ABC network, which broadcast the event. However, these figures do not include digital and mobile viewing. The 90th edition of the Oscars was still expected to be mostwatched non-sporting US television event of 2018. Despite the reported fall in viewing figures, prices for advertising slots on US networks rose significantly. Media analysts say that advertisers spend significant amounts on shows that bring in live audiences as they are more likely to watch commercials than those viewing shows or events that have been recorded. The Oscars ceremony has been broadcast since 1953, while audience figures date back to 1974. The Shape of Water, a film about a woman and an amphibious creature, won the most Oscars with four, including best director for Guillermo del Toro and best film. (BBC)

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you can say that about any other show. Every other show you are like ‘who came off of that show?’ ‘What artist was it?’” Successful singers like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood found fame on “Idol.” Perry is a judge on the “American Idol” revival alongside Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. Ryan Seacrest, who served as host for “American Idol” during its run on Fox is returning to the show as it makes its debut on ABC. “Lionel Richie – he is a major dad. He is [a] dad/chaperon,” she said, adding she and Bryan are like siblings on during filming. “Like Lionel will be telling some beautiful story about Prince… and we will be preparing a whoopee cushion.” (Fox News)

he function on WhatsApp to delete and unsend messages is about to get much, much better. Once, messages sent via the app were unable to be deleted. Then, WhatsApp introduced the unsend function – allowing users to remove and take down messages within seven minutes of being sent. Now, as WABetaInfo reports, you will soon have over an hour to delete messages, giving the user 68 minutes and 16 seconds to recall them. To delete a message on WhatsApp, simply tap and hold the message, tap ‘delete’ at the top of the screen, then select “delete for everyone”. They will then appear as “this message was deleted”. M e a n w h i l e, l a s t month saw a number of changes announced for the new WhatsApp update. It is reported that users will be able to send payments securely via the app, with WhatsApp to be integrated as a payment method for Facebook Marketplace too. Not only that, but apparently WhatsApp will be able to share information with Facebook and the other services that it owns. However, the new

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Hockey: Indian eves beat S Korea

India beat South Korea 3-2 in the second match of their five-match series.

I n c h e o n, M a r 6 (IANS): Indian eves registered their second consecutive victory of their tour as they defeated the hosts 3-2 in the second match of their five-match series at the Jinchun National Athletic Centre here on Tuesday. Goals for India were scored by Poonam Rani (6th minute), skipper Rani (27th) and Gurjit Kaur (32th) while Yurim Lee (10th) and Jungeun Seo (31th) scored for the hosts. With the confidence levels high after their vic-

tory in the first match on Monday, India started the first quarter aggressively by making attacking forays inside the opposition’s half and were rewarded for their efforts as Poonam Rani scored for the visitors in the sixth minute to give her side the lead. S o u t h Ko r e a h a d chances in the first quarter. They were awarded two penalty corners and made a comeback into the match by converting the first one through Yurim Lee in the 10th minute to make the

scores 1-1. The second quarter saw South Korea start off from where they left in the first quarter as they won back-to-back penalty corners to put India under pressure. However, the visitors defended well as a unit, with their young goalkeeper Swati making crucial saves to deny the hosts from going in front. With the pressure piling on India, it was a brilliant team move from the visitors on the counter

which saw captain Rani find the back of the net to give her team a 2-1 lead. India conceded an early goal in the 31st minute when South Korea’s Jungeun Seo scored a field goal to equalize for a second time in the match. However, India’s forwards produced some precise passing and purpose to win a penalty corner in the 32nd minute which was well-converted by Gurjit Kaur to give the visitors the lead for the third time in the match. South Korea did not throw in the towel. With almost 25 minutes still to play in the match, they unnerved the Indian defence which saw them win a penalty stroke in the 34th minute. But to the hosts’ disappointment, it was saved by Indian goalkeeper Swati. In the final few minutes, the hosts played with 11 outfield players but India’s grit made sure that the team registered their second consecutive victory and take a 2-0 lead in the series. India will play their third match on Thursday.

ICC Rankings: Kohli, Pujara remain static

DUBAI, Mar 6 (PTI): India captain Virat Kohli and senior batsman Cheteshwar Pujara held their second and sixth positions respectively on the batsmen’s list while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin slipped a notch to be at sixth among bowlers in the latest ICC Test rankings. Australian speedster Mitchell Starc reached a career-best fifth position among bowlers after his ‘Player-of-the-match’ performance in the Durban Test against South Africa helped his side win by 118 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series. The 28-year-old Starc overtook South Africa’s new-ball bowlers Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander among others, eclipsing his previous best sixth position that he enjoyed in December 2016. Further, the left-hander’s 42 runs in the Test have not only helped him gain three slots to reach 74th position among batsmen but have also helped him make it to the top-five among allrounders.

Serena to return at Indian Wells AR organise volleyball tournament New York, Mar 6 (Agencies): Serena Williams will make her first WTA Tour appearance since giving birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia in the opening round at Indian Wells on Thursday. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion will be unseeded and starts against Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan, currently ranked 53rd in the world. Williams warmed up for her Californian outing with an appearance at the Tie Break Tens exhibition event at Madison Square Garden, reaching the semifinals before losing to China’s Zhang Shuai. After her coach Patrick

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Mouratoglou claimed the 36-year-old will be aiming to add more Grand Slam titles on her return, she appears confident ahead of her comeback. Williams said, “I think everyone should have high expectations. That’s the message that I’m sending.

You should always believe in yourself, even if no one else does.” The American won her first match in New York 10-5 against Marion Bartoli, herself only recently back in tennis after four years out following an initial retirement after her 2013 Wimbledon victory. Williams, who last appeared competitively as she won last year’s Australian Open, said she “can’t wait for the future” and added, “It was good. I wish I would have made a few more shots.” Monday’s event featured eight players in the first all-female Tie Break Tens competition to take place in the United States.

Dimapur, Mar 6 (NPN): Chieswema Battalion of Assam Rifles organised a volleyball tournament at Zeizou on March 4. Teams of Zadhima-II, Zeizou, Old Phikerkrima Youths participated in the meet along with the team of Assam Rifles. The aim of the volleyball tournament was to give boost to the local sporting talent and encourage youth to participate in constructive activities. A lecture on ‘Say No to Drugs and HIV/ AIDS’ was also organised for the youth to raise awareness on the causes, symptoms and preventive measures of the social anathema . The event concluded with prize distribution, refreshments and informal interaction.

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Celta beat Las Palmas; in race for Europa Vigo, Mar 6 (IANS): Celta Vigo kept their Europa League hopes alive with a come from behind 2-1 victory in a Spanish top division football match here against UD Las Palmas, who remain stuck in the La Liga drop zone. Monday evening’s win lifts Celta to ninth place with 38 points, just three behind sixth-place Villarreal. Las Palmas hold steady in the 18th spot with 20 points, one away from safety, reports Efe news agency. The first half was lively, with the sides trading possession, but neither offence was very effective. Though Las Palmas generated chances, Celta goalkeeper Ruben Blanco was never seriously troubled in the first half. At the other end, Chichizola had to make just one stop for the visitors, turning aside a strike by Emre Mor. Celta’s Maxi Gomez squandered a good opportunity early in the second half and the hosts found themselves down 1-0 in the 53rd minute after Erik Exposito scored in his first game for Las Palmas as a starter. The goal energised the visitors

Players of Celta vigo and Las Palmas fight for the ball during a La Liga match.

and they nearly doubled their advantage a few minutes later off a corner, but Aguirregaray missed from 10 yards to let Celta off the hook. Supporters in the stands at Vigo’s Balaidos stadium grew restive and coach Juan Carlos Unzue recalibrated, sending in Brais Mendez for Radoja and adjusting his tactical scheme. Mendez didn’t take long to make an impact, forcing a save from Chichizola that left Celta’s

Jonny needing only to nudge the ball over the line to equalise in the 61st minute. With the game level at 1-1, the visitors pulled back in a bid to preserve a point that could prove vital to their chances of staying up. Celta took full command and with two minutes left in regulation, Pablo “Tucu” Hernandez used his chest to control an Iago Aspas cross before putting the ball past Chichizola for the 2-1 win.

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We the family members would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to each and every individuals, neighbours and friends, who stood by us physically, financially, materially and with constant prayer during the time of our grief and at the sudden demise of our beloved Late K. AKAHO YEPTHOMI (Tatar GPRN/NSCN) on 24/02/2018. We convey our sincere gratitude to : 1. Shri. Tokheho Yepthomi, Ex- Minister 2. Ao Community, Naharbari 3. Sumi Community, Naharbari. 4. Naharbari Village Council. 5. Tsukuto Kukujo Kuposhukulu Dimapur. 6. NCRC Eralibill. 7. Mission & Evangalism Dept. NCRC Pughoboto. 8. Women Standing Committee NCRC Sumi. 9. NCRC Sumi Toluvi Village. 10. NCRC Sumi Purana Bazar (General) 11. NCRC Thilixu Village. 12. NCRC Sumi, Unity Village 5th Mile. 13. Achikuchu Village Baptist Church. 14. Youth Dept., Sumi Baptist Church Asukhuto 15. Youth Dept., NCRC Purana Bazar 16. Women Dept., NCRC Purana Bazar 17. Achikuchu Union Dimapur 18. GPRN/NSCN 19. Mr. Hutoka Assumi, VDB. Secy, Naharbari. 20. Mrs. & Mr. K. Howoto Chishi, S.D.O. Agri. 21. Mrs. & Mr. K. Hukato Chishi, (I.F.S) Thahekhu Vill. 22. Mrs. & Mr. Mughavi Zhimomi, GB. Nivishe Village. 23. Mrs. & Mr. Ahew Ipuing, Jalukie Born on : 20 Dec. 1975 24. Mrs. & Mr. Akuto Zhimo, Naharbari. Died on : 24/02/2018 25. Mrs. & Mr. Phoishe Zhimomi, B.D.O Naharbari. 26. Mrs. Tokheli Kikon, Chairperson Naharbari. 27. Mrs. & Mr. Huvito Yepthomi, Kilonser GPRN/NSCN 28. Dr. Hokuto Zhimo, Hd. G.B. Hokuto Vill. 29. Doctors & nurses of Zion Hospital, Dimapur. We deeply regret and apologise for our inability to mention all the names individually, but it is our sincere prayers that our Almighty God bless you all abundantly for your gracious deeds. Loving parents, daughters, son, brothers, sisters & relatives DP-1784

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We, the bereaved members would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all individuals, churches, unions, neighbours, doctors, nurses, friends and well wishers who stood by us through spiritually, financially and physically during the prolonged illness and at the sad demise of our beloved Late Shri. Ntsemo Lotha on 03/03/2018. We regret our inability for not Born : 12-04-1949 being able to mention and thank Died : 03-03-2018 all the names individually but it is our sincere prayer that God Almighty bless you all abundantly. DC-507

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT We, the family members of Lt. Mrs. Verhitsülü Kezo would like to express our profound heartfelt gratitude to all those who stood by us physically, spiritually, materially and financially at the demise of our beloved mother on 1st March 2018. We convey our special thanks to : 1. Selouphe Baptist Church 2. Selouphe Youth 3. Selouphe Villagers 4. Kikrűma Union Dimapur 5. Chakhesang Baptist Church Kohima 6. Kezo Town Baptist Church 7. Kikrüma Baptist Church. Though words are inadequate to thank each of you, we sincerely pray that the Almighty God richly bless you in return. Loving children, in-laws, grandchildren, & relatives

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L ON D ON , M a r 6 ( Ag e n c i e s ) : M a n chester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted a charge from the Football Association for wearing a political symbol, the English governing body announced on Monday. Guardiola has said he wears a yellow ribbon to support imprisoned proindependence politicians in his native Catalonia. The FA ruled it breached their rules on kit and advertising regulations. The 47-year-old has been wearing the ribbon in support of the political leaders jailed following the Catalonia independence referendum last October, which was declared illegal by Spain. An FA statement read, “Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted an FA charge for wearing a political message, specifically a yellow ribbon, in breach of the FA’s kit and advertising regulations. A paper hearing has been requested, with a date to be set in due course.” Since the charge was issued Guardiola has either covered up the ribbon during games or not worn it. However, Guardiola insists that, even though his protest aims to highlight the fates of a jailed group that includes Catalan politicians Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, it is not a political issue.

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“The Traveller sees what he sees; the tourist sees what he has come to see” With profound gratitude, we the bereaved family of Lt. Lechülhoukho Krose, thank each and everyone who stood by us at the sad demise of my beloved husband on 19th Feb. 2018 after prolonged illness. We regret that words are inadequate 1968-2018 to thank each one of you but it is our sincere prayer that our Almighty God bless you abundantly. Loving wife, children and relatives K-577

Our heartfelt gratitude and sincere appreciation to all who stood by us during the illness and at the demise of our beloved mother Late Kerengu-ü Medeo (Arele) on the 28th of Feb 2018.Words are inadequate to express our gratefulness for the spiritual, physical and financial support. We remain overwhelmed and indebted to your compassion and solidarity. We convey our deepest gratitude to :1. Chakhesang Baptist Church Kohima 2. Prayer Dept. CBCK 3. Khulazu Bawü Village Baptist Church 4. Phuyoba Baptist Church 5. Lower Kitsubozou Prayer Fellowship 6. Chakhesang Christian Revival Church, Kitsubozou Kohima 7. Chakhesang Baptist Church Minister’s Hill 8. Naga Shisha Hoho Prayer Centre, Pruzie Kohima 9. Blood Donors 10. NHAK ICU doctors, nurses and staffs 11. Health City Hospital,Guwahati 12. Khulazu Bawü Union, Kohima 13. Khulazu Bawü Women Welfare, Kohima 14. Khulazu Bawü Union, Dimapur 15. Khulazu Basa Union, Kohima 16. Pfusteromi Welfare Society, Kohima 17. Upper Kitsubozou Krotho, Sector-1 18. Upper Kitsubozou Thenumiapfu Krotho, Sector-1 19. Kitsubozou Youth Society 20. PHED Urban Division Kohima 21. Dr. Chotisuh Sazo, MLA 22. Mr. Kudecho Khamo 23. Mr. Neiba Kronu, MLA 24. Friends, neighbours & well wishers. We deeply regret and apologize for our inability to mention all the names individually but we pray that our Almighty God bless you all. May you continue to be channels of God’s blessing. Loving husband, children, grandchildren, in-laws & relatives K-572 K Y M C


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Matic seals epic Utd comeback win

Nemanja Matic celebrates after his stunning late goal gave Manchester United all three points on Monday night.

Lo n d o n, M a r 6 (Agencies): Nemanja Matic scored a stunning injury-time winner to complete a majestic comeback as Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 3-2 on Monday night. Palace’s last league win over United came in 1991 but goals from Andros Townsend (11) and Patrick van Aanholt (48) seemed to have put the hosts in a commanding position. H owe ve r, U n i t e d came roaring back in the

second half as Chris Smalling (55), Romelu Lukaku (76) and a 30-yard dipping volley from Matic (90+1) made it United’s night. The result sees Palace remain in the relegation zone while Manchester United move back into second place, above Liverpool, who they are set to face on Saturday. Palace set the tone for an electric night at Selhurst Park as Townsend struck inside 11 minutes. Christian Benteke held up the ball and set the ball

back for Townsend to strike from 25 yards, which took a huge deflection off Victor Lindelof and flew into the top corner. United were sloppy in possession, with Alexis Sanchez particularly wasteful when in Palace’s final third. Jose Mourinho called for Marcus Rashford at the half - but it was Palace that doubled their lead three minutes after the break. The United defence stopped to berate the referee about a foul on Jeffrey

Schlupp, who took a quick free-kick and released Van Aanholt through on goal before finishing past David De Gea at his near post. United needed a quick response and they got it through Smalling courtesy of some woeful defending from James Tomkins. The Palace defender sat deep in his own box following the clearance of a corner and this allowed Smalling to stand onside on the penalty spot and nod home from a Antonio Valencia cross. United set up camp in Palace’s half for the remaining 25 minutes as Matic had a shot cleared off the line by Benteke before Lukaku drew his team level. Sanchez’s shot from the edge of the box deflected up and rattled the bar but the Belgian striker was quick to react and fired home from 10 yards out. De Gea clawed out a Benteke header three minutes later and that proved a pivotal moment as United stole the points in injury time in spectacular fashion. The ball dropped to Matic about 30 yards out and the midfielder unleashed a sensational dipping half-volley that swerved into the top corner.

Premier League to discuss VAR introduction

Lo n d o n, M a r 6 (Agencies): The Premier League will discuss the potential introduction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system at the next meeting of clubs in April. VAR has been trialled in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup this season but despite the system causing many controversies and being deemed a success by very few observers so far, on Saturday the International Football Association Board (IFAB) approved its use on a permanent basis. As a result, VAR is likely to be used at the World Cup this summer in Russia. The main criticisms surrounding VAR have been the length of time it has taken to reach a decision, confusion around when it should be used by match officials and, perhaps most importantly, the crowd being kept in the dark as to what is happening when the referee is consulting the VAR. The fact that most match officials will officiate at the World Cup having never before used the technology in a competitive match, will surely lead to more issues with its use and could cast a long shadow over the tournament.

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Bhaker wins 2nd gold at Shooting WC Guadalajara, Mar 6 (IANS): Young woman pistol shooter Manu Bhaker contributed two gold medals for India in the ISSF World Cup here. Manu, 16, not only won the 10m Air Pistol gold medal but also partnered Om Prakash Mitharval for the 10m Air Pistol mixed team gold on Monday. In the individual event, the Indian debutant shot a total of 237.5 to prevail over home favourite Alejandra Zavala Vazquez, who finished second with a total of 237.1. Frenchwoman Celine Goberville finished third with a score of 217.0. M a nu ’s t e a m m a t e Yashaswini Singh Deswal signed the best World Cup placement of her career, scoring 196.1 points and finishing fourth in her first

Om Prakash Mitharval and Manu Bhaker with their medals after winning the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team Gold. (PTI)

final appearance. In the mixed team event, Manu and Mitharval totaled 476.1 in the final. It was India’s third gold medal here. In total, India has seven medals and is now

on top of the medal tally in this World Cup. Germany’s Sandra and Christian Reitz fired 475.2 to take the silver medal, while France’s Celine and Florian Fouquet got 415.1 to finish third.

Traditional game introduced at LFHSS ICC probe David Warner,

Quinton de Kock incident

Students with LFHSS chairman Andrew Ahoto and ALFI president Sandeep Gurav.

Dimapur, Mar 6 (NPN): For the first time in the history of Nagaland, traditional seven stones game ‘Lagori’ was introduced at Livingstone Foundation Higher Secondary School, Dimapur on Tuesday by the Sandeep Gurav, president of Amateur Lagori Federation of India (ALFI). Speaking on the occasion, chairman of LFHSS, Andrew Ahoto gave a brief outline about the history, significance and benefits of the Lagori or Seven Stones Game. He encouraged the young students to take up such physical games and shy away from virtual games on the mobiles and comput-

Silver Cup T20 cricket tourney

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ers which have adverse effects on the health. He also thanked Sandeep for introducing such health benefiting game in Nagaland. A workshop on the game of Lagori was also conducted for the students and the teachers on the occasion by Sandeep Gurav where he imparted the basic knowledge of Lagori as a game and also gave an onfield demonstration of the game. Lagori game popularly known as seven stones game is a traditional game played in almost all the states of India and in more than 30 countries. It is known by different names in other

countries viz Lagori in India, Teelo in Canada, Pitho or Pittu in Pakistan, Seven Stones in Bhutan and Uganda, Seven Tilo in Nepal, Seven Tiles in Turkey, Sat Chara in Bangladesh, Santracon in Afghanistan, Lagori in Sri Lanka, and Haft Sang in Saudi Arabia and Iran. The lagori association was formed in 2010 by Late Santosh Pralhad Gurav as its Founding President. Since then there have been two International lagori events. The 1st International Lagori Championship was conducted at Bhutan in 2013 and 9 countries participated.

will await any further communication from the ICC around this incident.” Cricket Australia (CA) said it was also looking into the incident. “CA is aware of reports of an incident between players in Durban,” a spokesperson for the Australian governing body said. “CA is working to establish the facts of what has occurred and will not be commenting further until that has been done.” Meanwhile, Lyon has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee and had one demerit point added to his record for dropping the ball on to De Villiers as the South African batsman was on the ground after being run out by Warner. Match referee Jeff Crowe reviewed the incident and adjudged that the action was contrary to the spirit of cricket, a level one offence, and Lyon, who is believed to have apologised to De Villiers, has accepted the charge.

Punia slams ministry, AFI for TOP scheme snub

SON to conduct Khelo India

Dimapur, Mar 6 (NPN): Special Olympics Nagaland (SON) will be conducting Khelo India for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in five sports disciplines i.e. athletics, football, bocce, badminton and unified sports. The games will be conducted at Mokokchung and Mon on March 13 and 14, Wokha on March 16 and 16, Peren on March 16 and 17, and Dimapur on March 19 and 20. Outstation PwDs participating in the District Games have been asked to produce original bus/sumo tickets (both ways) to reimburse their travelling expenses. The District Games will be followed by State Games at Dimapur in March 3rd week. The selected special athletes will represent the State Program to National Games at Gujarat in May.

Dubai, Mar 6 (Agencies): The ICC is looking into a heated off-field exchange between David Warner and Quinton de Kock during the first Test between South Africa and Australia, while Nathan Lyon has been charged for dropping the ball on to AB de Villiers. CCTV footage from the tunnel at Kingsmead showed Australia vice-captain Warner and De Kock involved in a fiery discussion as players climbed the stairwell to their dressing rooms during the tea break on day four. The footage revealed Warner being restrained by his team-mates before his captain Steve Smith ushered the opening batsman away. “It’s rather unfortunate that the incident took place and certainly not in the spirit of the game,” South Africa’s team manager Mohammed Moosajee said. “The match referee had spoken to us after the day’s play. We

Seema Punia

PA T IA L A , M a r 6 (Agencies): Seema Antil Punia clinched the discus throw gold at the Federation Cup senior national athletics on Monday to qualify for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. And, moment after her triumph, the Incheon Asian Games gold medallist launched a tirade against the sports ministry for not considering her name for the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme or the Rs 50,000 monthly allowance to prepare for multi-sport events. She also complained she has been overlooked for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna awards despite winning medals for the country. Seema has

been ignored by the officials because she allegedly failed a dope test for stimulant ‘pseudoephedrine’ during the World junior athletics championships in 2001 in Santiago de Chile. It was then reported that Seema had been “warned”, not “banned” but stood disqualified. The reports, citing the IAAF rules, had suggested that there was no suspension for testing positive for stimulants. Monday’s gold provided Seema the much-needed arsenal to hit back at the ministry and Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the ‘snub’ meted out to her over the years. She has taken the ‘Right to Information’ route to prove her point.

Her only question to both the ministry and federation is – ‘Tell me when was I banned for doping and in which year?’ “I have always been rejected for financial assistance and government awards owing to my alleged doping past. My application for Arjuna was rejected several times. But, I want to know from the authorities when was I banned? There is no evidence. I am already fighting a court case on this issue,” said Seema. “In 2017, my performance went down because I was recovering from a knee injury. AFI didn’t recommend me for the TOP scheme. The ministry too didn’t include my name in the list of athletes getting monthly allowances. But what about the performance in all those years when I won CWG and Asian Games medals?” she added. Seema may have a point, but it could be argued that there’s no proof to show her offence in the record books of the National AntiDoping Agency because the WADA-accredited National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) came into existence in 2008.

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