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Oppn slams EC over WB order

NEW DELHI, MAY 16 (PTI): The Election Commission’s order curtailing the time period for campaigning in West Bengal drew sharp criticism from opposition parties, with the Congress accusing the poll body of losing its credibility and independence and wondering if model code has become “Modi code of misconduct�. Congress also said time has come to review the process of the poll panel’s appointment as it has “completely abdicated� its constitutional duty and has given a “parting gift� to Prime Minister Modi. With leaders of various parties openly attacking EC over its order, Mamata Banerjee emerged as a “rallying point� for opposition, as leaders like Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, M K Stalin and N Chandrababu Naidu stood behind her and the TMC chief thanking them.

This is it!

“I am a true regionalist but today I don’t know which party is a regional party.�


Mamata Banerjee during a roadshow for the last phase of Lok Saha polls, in Kolkata, Thursday. (PTI)

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said EC order curtailing campaigning in West Bengal by 20 hours is a “dark spot� on India’s democracy and institutions like the poll panel. In the first such action in India’s electoral history, the poll panel Wednesday invoked Article 324 of the Constitution to end campaigning in nine West Bengal constituencies at 10 pm

on Thursday, a day before its scheduled deadline, following violence between BJP and TMC workers in Kolkata. Rallying behind Banerjee, BSP supremo Mayawati accused Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah of targeting her as part of a conspiracy and said it reflected a “dangerous attitude�. Coming down hard on the poll body, she said, “It is unfortunate that the

D I M A P U R , M AY 1 6 (NPN): As earth cutting works along the ongoing four-lane is set to intensify, the Dimapur district administration has notified that there would be total restriction of all traffic movements from Patkai Bridge to Pakala Pahar Bridge from 10:30pm to 5am w.e.f May 20 to June 20, 2019. In a circular, DC Dimapur Kevekha Kevin Zehol stated that restriction has been imposed as a preventive measure. DC informed that alternative route from Dimapur-Kohima/KohimaDimapur for light vehicles was available via 7th MileNew DC Office-ShokhuviRazaphe-Mhaikam-PimlaMhainamtsi-Jhornapani/ Medziphema and vice versa. Meanwhile, NPWD has directed the executive engineer Peren division to deploy backhoe loader along the vulnerable locations on the alternative route falling under Peren Division.

Myanmar army continue offensive against NSCN (K), NE insurgents Staff Reporter

D I M A P U R , M AY 1 6 (NPN): Myanmar army (or Tatmadaw) Thursday launched a flush-out operation against NSCN (K) near Hoyat village and Laonyu village along India-Myanmar border. Myanmar army had accused NSCN (K) of breaching the 2012 ceasefire agreement by sheltering leaders and cadres of other rebel outfits of North East India. According to intelligence sources, the area where the operation was carried out is dominated by the NSCN (K), also known as Konyak region inside Myanmar. The operation was carried out since morning. “Several rounds were fired during the operation. However, due to connectivity issue, no details could be ascertained,� sources added.

File photo of arms and ammunition seized by Myanmar army during operation against North East insurgents. (CINCDS)

Sources further said that the Myanmar army may have reportedly targeted the Konyak region command of the Aug Yung-led NSCN (K) based on reports of the group sheltering other North East insurgents like ULFA (I), KLO, NDFB etc. Myanmar army carried out similar operations against North East insurgents, particularly NSCN (K) since January this year.

The Myanmar army had taken control over NSCN (K) headquarters on January 29, 2019. The army also took over three outposts and dismantled two training camps set by Manipur and Assam insurgent outfits. The Myanmarese army has told these outfits in unequivocal terms that they have to leave Myanmar immediately and if they remain, they will be considered hostiles.

FAW attack: Team conducts surveillance in Dimapur State police asked to be on alert DIMAPUR, MAY 16 (NPN): Following reports of damage caused by Fall Armyworm (FAW) on maize crops in Dimapur district, a joint team comprising of staffs from Central Integrated Pest Management Centre (CIPMC), Dimapur under Directorate of Plant protection Quarantine & Storage, Faridabad and District Agriculture Office, Dimapur visited the maize fields in and around Dimapur Sadar and conducted surveillance and pest scouting  Maize plants infestation by ‘Fall Armyworm’. (DIPR/CIPMC) on May 16, 2019. In a press release, CIPMC, ficer (PP) Dr. Mukesh Babu observed that the standing crop Dimapur plant protection of- said during the visit the team of matured maize had escaped

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FAW attack but those in the seedling and whorl stage were being damaged and infested with FAW. The joint team interacted with farmers and suggested various control measures. The team also released Reduviid bugs in some fields as bio-control measures. The team would continue to supervise and monitor spread of FAW pest to other crops and assist the farmers in its prevention, it stated. For the further queries, one could contact through District Agriculture Office or CIPMC, Dimapur Office (email:

DIMAPUR, MAY 16 (NPN): Following the blast at Guwahati on Wednesday evening where at least 12 people were injured, Nagaland deputy chief minister Y. Patton has asked the state Police force to on alert to thwart any untoward incidents. Patton said police need to remain vigilant and take pre-emptive measures, particularly in public places, to avert any such subversive activities in the State. He also instructed intelligence agencies in the State to remain vigilant, a press note from the DY CM media cell stated. Meanwhile, Patton condemned the grenade blast that took place on the busy RGB Road in Guwahati on

Wednesday. Patton said while the overall law and order situation in the entire Northeast was peaceful, such cowardly acts by some disgruntled elements have spread panic and fear psychosis in the minds of the people. He urged the law enforcement agencies to bring the perpetrators to book at the earliest and given befitting punishment to them as per relevant sections of the law. Praying for speedy recovery of those injured in the incident, Patton also expressed deepest condolences to the family members who lost their loved ones in the “dastardly and cowardly act�.

DDCC complaints against 4-lane construction firm D I M A P U R , M AY 1 6 (NPN): Alleging that the construction firm undertaking four-lane works from Purana Bazar to Chumukedima was not providing “serviceable road� for the public, the Dimapur District Congress Committee (DDCC) has urged the deputy commissioner (DC) Dimapur to give direction to the firm to maintain safety measures while carrying the works. In a complaint letter addressed to the DC Dimapur, the DDCC working president Kikhevi Yepthomi stated that the road construction currently being carried out was “not service-

able for the commuters�. DDCC said the roads with big pot holes and no safety measures were causing immense hardships to general public while driving on that stretch of road. Further, DDCC alleged that the responsible contractor has not taken any preventive step for dusty and muddy roads. It claimed due to the failure to watering the dusty road the citizens were facing health problems. Meanwhile, DDCC has cautioned that in the event of failure to comply with the direction the construction firm would be responsible for any untoward incident/accident.


JCPI reminds of May 18 meeting



Election Commission acted under pressure of the Centre in curtailing electioneering in West Bengal while the prime minister could address two rallies today.� DMK in Tamil Nadu threw its weight behind the TMC. DMK President Stalin alleged the EC has different set of rules for the “ruling party�. He tweeted, “Ban on campaign in nine constituencies in West engal. The EC has one set of rules for the Opposition and another for the ruling party. Highly condemnable.� National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said, “The BJP can team up with the EC in West Bengal, they can have a tailor-made campaign designed to fragment and polarise the electorate, they can have all their model code violations overlooked. None of it will matter because on the 23rd Mamata didi will sweep West Bengal.�

Road closure for 4-lane works

DIMAPUR, MAY 16 (NPN): Joint Committee on Prevention of Illegal Immigration (JCPI) has reminded the presidents and general secretaries of all the 16 tribe hohos, mass-based organizations, and CSO leaders to attend the meeting on May 18, 2019, 11 am at Tourist Lodge hotel, Dimapur. In a press release, JCPI Convenor K Ghokheto Chophy and secretary Tia Longchar said meeting circular has been dispatched to all the responsible organizations. However, JCPI has sought apology if tribal bodies/ organizations have not received official intimation, which it said was unintended. The committee has requested all the concerned organizations to attend the meeting regardless of whether the dispatched letter has reached in time or not.

NPF’s 46 A/C members quit ‘en bloc’ DIMAPUR, MAY 16 (NPN): In a further political setback, the rank and file of NPF’s 46th Assembly constituency unit have unanimously decided to resign en masse from the party. The NPF unit also resolved to join NDPP under the leadership of chief minister Neiphiu Rio and party president Chingwang Konyak. This was stated in a press release by unit’s president Tingtong and general secretary Wangshok.




Plebiscite Day observed at Pfutsero, Wokha

National workers of Pfutsero during Plebiscite Day programme on May 16. DIMAPUR: Plebiscite Day was observed by Naga National Council (NNC) on May 16 at Pfutsero and Wokha towns respectively. Pfutsero: Pfutsero area national workers observed the 69th anniversary of Naga National Council (NNC) Plebiscite Day on

Nagaland Post, Dimapur FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019

news in Brief

Edn deptt informs teachers: Director of School Education Kohima, Wonthungo general (Retd) presidential Tsopoe, has informed that the tentative seniority list of primary teachers and gradumessage was read out by ate teachers has been prepared by the department of school education for claims president of NNC Angami and objections within a period of one month w.e.f. May 15, 2019. All concerned teachers have been informed to consult their respective SDEOs/DEOs for further regional council. Vice president stressed necessary action. on the importance and its KYO annual general meeting: Kashiram Youth Organisation (KYO) has convened landmark achievement of its annual general meeting on May 18, 9 am at Kashiram Village Council hall. NNC i.e. “Naga Plebiscite” Youths from the age of 15 and above irrespective of gender, tribe, caste or creed, in his speech. President of permanent and non-permanent residents, have been requested to attend the meetAngami Region (NNC) ing positively. Failing to attend the meeting without a valid reason will be dealt emphasized on the need of with appropriate penalty. a “United Naga” to enable the NNC to save the Nagas today and their future. Acting president Ao region NNC stressed on Nagas coming together based on Nagas plebiscite. President Lotha region urged Nagas to join hand and uphold the NNC. Several senior NNC workers also delivered short speeches in the function and one noted leader said, all the Naga tribes must unite and raise a collective voice for Nagas cause. Earlier, invocation was offered by pastor CRC Pongitong, Rev. Elhio, welcome address by Chenirao Humtsoe, member of central executive NNC and vote of thanks delivered by A newly constructed building was dedicated by Rev. Dr. Choi Hanzu, senior pastor, T. Oren Lotha, president Purnsoop Presbyterian Church, S. Korea at Chakhesang Mission Centre Church Lotha regional council. (CMCC), T. Chikri Pfütsero under Phek district on May 16. (CMCC Pfütsero)

May 16 at Calvary Baptist Church, Pfutsero town. A press release by Pfutseromi Village Council (PVC) chairman, M. Mero, stated that the day was observed with speaker leacy hoho CR/FGN, Kamucho Chuzho, as the main speaker.

The release informed that public leaders and different organisation shared greetings to all the national workers on this day. The council also conveyed greetings to all the national workers and also shared joy with Solhi Mero, one of the signatories of the

Plebiscite, who attended the programme. NNC Wokha: NNC delegates from Mokokchung, Wokha, Phek and Kohima observed Naga Plebiscite Day at Wokha town on May 16, chaired by T.S Keyho, vice president of NNC. Thinoselie M Keyho

SDDCF meeting at Changtongya

NNC/FGN termination notice

AYO holds felicitation programme for IAS officer

DIMAPUR: Sub-divisional departmental coordination forum, Changtongya division was held on at APRO office Changtongya under the chairmanship of SDO (C) Changtongya, Moakumzuk Tzudir on May 16. According to DIPR report, the chairman welcomed new member Imnameren, JSCO. It was also decided that tree plantation would be undertaken within the town under the initiative of Forest Department Changtongya. The plantation drive will be carried out by CYE Changtongya Town Baptist Church during World Environment Day. Chairman also informed the house that Finance department has approved for conducting government business at

SBI Changtongya town. The house also decided for total ban on use of plastic in all government offices under Changtongya sub-division and asked all heads of offices to cooperate. A brief report on the 3rd inter departmental football tournament was given by co-convener, N. Temsunungsang Longkumer, headmaster R.C Chiten Jamir Memorial Government High School Changtongtya. As per government directive all the business establishments in Changtongya town are to use paper bags and for this initiative Watsu Unit Changtongya was entrusted to make paper bag. The next SDDCF meeting will be held at BDO office, Changtongya town.

DIMAPUR: NNC/FGN has informed that ‘midan peyu’ of Zeliang region NNC/FGN, Namrikiu Zeliang has been terminated from office and service. According to NNC/ FGN ministry of rali wali affairs, Zeliang is being removed owing to his non-cooperation of the government policies and programmes, Tatar Hoho decisions and his opposition to the ongoing talks between the NNPGs and the Government of India. NNC/FGN stated that this decision has the approval of ‘kedahge’ of the FGN, Brig. (Retd) S. Singnya. It further informed that a new midan peyu of the aforementioned region will be appointed by the FGN at the earliest.


KOHIMA, MAY 16 (NPN): Angami Youth organization (AYO) felicitated deputy director and nodal officer, directorate of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services, Dr. Zasekuolie Chusi on being inducted as an IAS officer through UPSC exam. A felicitation programme was organized in his honour at AYO office, Angami Public Organization (APO) building Kohima on Thursday evening. Dr. Chusi in his address expressed gratitude to the organizers for honouring Dr. Zasekuolie Chusi (4th from left sitting) along with officials of AYO, APO, ASU, NSF and others him and said the programme during felicitation programme on Thursday. (NP) has encouraged him in a big way to serve the people. work and determination. He pelhousie Terhuja in his dents to stay focused, work of AYO, Angami Students’ He lamented that Angami assured that he would work address expressed happiness hard and have determina- Union, NSF, APO and othpeople lacked self discipline hard to serve the people. for Dr. Zasekuolie Chusi tion for competitive exam. ers. in many fields like business, He also said that after ful- on being inducted as IAS The programme was Dr. Zasekuolie Chusi education and urged the par- filling all the criteria and 5 officer. He opined that Na- chaired by vice president (50) hails from Mezoma vilents and leaders to encour- candidates empanelled from galand state produced less AYO Khinsanol Viswentso, lage under Kohima district age students and children to the state, he was inducted IAS officers compared with invocation prayer by ex- and is the third person in the work harder. He reminded through exam conducted other neighbouring states in president APO Keneingu- state who has been inducted the gathering one can be by UPSC. recent times. He challenged nyii Sekhose. Programme as IAS officer from non applying for leave or taking successful only with hard APO president Dr. Ke- the gathering to teach stu- was attended by officials NCS cadre. prior permission from the authority. The union has also warned against keeping proxy/substitute teachers DIMAPUR: Wokha Police on May 14 appre- DIMAPUR: Kohima Mobile Different activities for various ANC were also catered and and added that it would hended one extortionist, Wopenthung Yanthan, Medical Unit (MMU) under programmes were carried out analysed, inculcating with son of late Mhonyamo Yanthan of Lakhuti vil- the National Health Mission including lab tests for blood immunization. take appropriate action. During the month of CASU has also asked lage and a resident of Tsumang “A” colony under (NHM) visited 15 villages sugar, pregnancy test & HB% the department to address Wokha town. and 3 urban wards during estimation for all ANC cases, April, the MMU team visited As per report from DIPR Wokha, the accused the months of April and May collection of blood smears/ 11 villages and urban with the issue of replacing teachers in place of retired/ during the time of his arrest found with one toy as part of MMU monthly RDT test for malaria and two wards. The monitoring vacant post as failure to pistol in his possession. He was forcibly taking tour undertaking health care sputum collection for TB. tour is still on process and do so hamper the progress shop items from one aluminum shop located service. Non-Communicable Disease will be covering 5 villages of the schools. It has also at Police point area, Wokha town using the toy A press release from (NCD) importance was also in the month of May and 1 asked the concern depart- pistol. district media officer, Kung- imparted through health urban ward with total OPDs ment to deploy adequate In this connection a case vide Wokha Police cham Dailiam stated, the talks. of 80. The team will continue number of teaching staff Station Case NO.0021/2019 was registered and team consisted of medical ofAltogether, 529 OPDs rendering health services covin the schools within Chen accused booked Under Section 384 IPC for inves- ficer Dr. Rüyangulie Paphino were initiated at rural level ering villages in other blocks area. me. along with lab-tech and nurse. and 114 OPDs at urban, under the district.

CASU highlights on lack of teachers

DIMAPUR: Chen Area Students Union (CASU) has highlighted the issue of lack of teachers in government schools within its jurisdiction, besides the problem of proxy/substitute and absentees teachers in government schools. In a press release, CASU president, Joseph Konyak and general secretary, W Tawang, stated that during the union inspection tour from April 28-30 within Chen area, it was found that many Government Primary School, Government Middle School and Government High School

were running with insufficient number of teachers. CASU claimed that GHS Chen and GHS Chingkao have been running without a head master and assistant head master for the past many years and that there was no authority to “control and run” the institutes. The union also noted the absence of assistant head master of GHS Chenloisho from the post of duty. CASU said it would also take action against some other teachers and non-teaching staff who were found absent without

Wokha Police nabs extortionist Kma MMU conducts tour for health care service

Social awareness held at GTMS United Colony NPF seminar on ‘Alliance-Biblical perspective’

MSW trainees and students at the awareness programme. DIMAPUR: One-day social awareness programme was held in the premise of Government Town Middle School (GTMS), United Colony, Dimapur on May 16 in collaboration with MSW students of North East Institute of Social Science and Research (NEISSR). A press release from prinK Y M C

cipal NEISSR, Dr Fr C.P. Anto stated that, headmistress of GTMS, Megolhoubino exhorted government schools to take such initiatives for capacity building in making school education relevant to contemporary issues and social realities. She also thanked the MSW trainees for helping the school and also encouraged

the trainees to continue helping the government schools. MSW trainees, Johnny Y. Patton and Chenithung Kikon speaking at the concluding session encouraged the students to come out of their fears and hesitations and to face the real world challenges it holds with courage and determination. The programme was

organized by MSW students of NEISSR based on social work principles and practices in school setting. The day was marked with various competitive activities on social and environment issues and social responsibilities of younger generations. Altogether, 39 students participated for the drawing competition, 12 students participated for essay competition and another 10 students participated for the extempore speech competition. Prizes sponsored by MSW students of NEISSR were distributed to the top-four students for each event. First four best position holders in the competitions were given out certificates and a set of stationery each. Shimran of class 7 (B) bagged the first prize for the essay writing, Chingtoak of class 6 (A) for the drawing and Tsalila of class 7 (B) for the extempore speech competition. The programme was conducted by eight MSW trainees Yantsow Patton, Amongla Jamir, Thungchio Ezung, Avikali, Manden Phom, Chenithung Kikon, Keyiteirai and Johnny Y Patton with active supports from the staff from the school.

DIMAPUR: Naga People’s Front (NPF) organized a seminar of leaders motivational talk on “Alliance – Biblical perspective” at NPF, Central Hall, Kohima on May 16, wherein apostle Rev. Luoliehu Yimsong from Global Indigenous Prayer Network, Sydney, Australia resourced the seminar. NPF central headquarter through its press bureau stated that, Yimsong speaking to the NPF leaders is part of his primary goal to speak to all the Naga leaders from different political parties in Nagaland throughout his ministry. He reminded that it was his mission to motivate both political elders and young people to build the Naga society based on the direction from God than fighting among different political parties. Throughout the two sessions, Rev. Luoliehu focused on the significance of alliance and said, there were two types of alliance i.e. right and

wrong, out of which he focused on choosing the right alliance, followed by building the alliance of safety and protection, alliance to create accurate rules and regulations, honorable alliance, and establish the alliance in the spirit of holiness. He further deliberated that alliance of companion of brotherhood/sisterhood, mutual respect with humility, companion as messenger and companion of togetherness than creating division. The NPF thanked all the participants and apostle Rev. Luoliehu Yimsong for his great contribution. The seminar was chaired by S. Akho Leyri, invocation by Dr. Huskha Yepthomi, introduction by Vemino Nakhro, while Dr. Lemwang Chuhwanglim proposed vote of thanks and benediction. The seminar was attended by president, Naga People’s Front, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu, MLAs, CEC, COBs and frontals wing & cells.

AYO’s discourse on demographic threats DIMAPUR: Angami Youth Organisation (AYO) will be organising a one-day discourse on demographic threats and economic sustainability vis-à-vis unemployment and self employment on May 18 at AMK Building Kohima, to be hosted by the Angamimiapfü Mechü Krotho. In a press release, AYO informed that the event would

address the issues of random influx of illegal immigrants and the threats it is posing and Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB). It informed that the lecture on the discourse would be delivered by social worker, Savi Liegise and entrepreneur and chairman, Zynorique, Richard Belho. The union has requested APO, AMK, AGOK, ASA,

ASU, SAPO, WAPO, NAPO, CPO, all Angami villages’ council chairman and secretaries, all Angami villages’ youth organisations president and secretaries, Angami seniors citizens, AYO senior leaders, intellectuals and Angami concern citizens to attend the programme. All attendees have been requested to wear one Angami traditional dress. K Y M C Poll Q.: Is the present power c r i s i s i n Na g a l a n d due to inefficient maintenance? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%


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A thunderstorm in spots

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Guwahati Mostly cloudy, a thunderstorm 33 22 Imphal

Partly sunny

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Itanagar A shower and t-storm around 26 19 Shillong

A shower or t-storm; warmer 25 16


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Dimapur Some sun, a shower or t-storm 33 20 Mkg

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Tuensang A a.m. t-storm in the area

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CMV, various schools & college declared as tobacco free zone


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Vocational training held at Mon town DIMAPUR: Vocational training provider under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, NSDC, THSC, gover nment of India, for aviation, hospitality, soft skills and entrepreneurship was held at Mon council hall with KU, KSU, KNSK and the students of Mon town on May 16. According to DIPR report, welcome address was delivered by ADC Mon and administrator Mon Town Council, Hiazu Meru. The resource persons were TemjenkalaAier, centre director and Mar Aier, administrator both from Emporium Skill Training Institute Dimapur and Merentoshi IT officer. Key note address was delivered by Anirban Mukherjee, operation manager, India and International, Emporium Skill Training Institute.

Dr. Hotokhu Chishi, Lithrongla Tongpi, government officials and DC Dimapur along with officials and school representatives who DC Wokha, Dr. Manzir Jeelani Samoon along with principal (MTC) and teachers of various school on May 16. (DIPR) village leaders at Chedema model village (NP). were awarded tobacco free school certificates.

KO H I M A , M AY 1 6 (NPN): Chedema model village under Kohima district was declared as tobacco free village by state nodal officer, National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) Dr. Hotokhu Chishi in a function held at village panchayat hall on Thursday. Dr. Chishi in his address lauded the villagers for officially declaring tobacco free village and being the 8th in Kohima district. He challenged them to remain firm in what they have decided and set a good example to the rest of the districts. He said this declaration was for the good of every citizen and for the

interest of the state. ADC Kohima, Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa lauded the villagers for restriction of selling tobacco in the village since 1972, smf said it could be one of the first village in the country to have taken such initiative. In addition, Rutsa suggested making the village one of the cleanest and first plastic free village in the state. While appreciating the clean village, she also advised villagers and children to utilize dustbins to maintain more cleanliness. SPO (Ayush) Dr. John also addressed the gathering. The programme was

chaired by village council chairman Ketseizo Medom, welcome address by Neipuzo Kiwe former VCC and vote of thanks by Seyievizo Medom VDB member. Programme was attended village leaders and public, officials of Health and Family Welfare and others. Chedema model village has become the 8th tobacco free village in Kohima district out of total 13 villages in the state. (Correspondent) Dimapur review meeting on NTCP: District level co-ordination committee-cum-review meeting (National Tobacco control Programme) for the 1st quarter 2019-20 was

held under the chairmanship of DC Dimapur-cumchairman DLCC, NTCP, Kevekha Kevin Zehol at DC’s conference hall on May 16. According to DIPR report, in view of the upcoming “World no Tobacco Day,” to be observed on May 31, DC Dimapur suggested for putting up more of pictorial representation in strategic areas for educating the people on the ill effects of tobacco. He opined that it could convey the message more effectively. He expressed happiness towards the various organizations, Naga Students Union Dimapur, schools and churches for

Awareness programme on Sakhi-(OSC) held in Longleng

Participants at the Sakhi-OSC awareness programme held at LTBC and PHO on May 9 and 13 respectively. (DIPR)

DIMAPUR: Sakhi-One Stop Centre (OSC) Longleng conducted awareness programme for women folk at Longleng Town Baptist Church & Phomla Hoichem office (the apex women organization of

Phom community) on May 9 and 13 respectively. According to DIPR report, the programme was conducted as part of the IEC (information, education & communication) curriculum of the centre.

The main purpose was to disseminate information on women centric issues and rights. While addressing the gathering, C. Henchem Phom centre administrator Longleng gave a brief introduction on the function-

ing of Sakhi-(OSC), the various services available and how to avail. She also highlighted on the importance of Women Helpline 181 and its importance and assistance to aggrieved women. P. Phungla Phom WWO, MSK highlighted various schemes and support provided for the women and girl child. She also emphasized on the BBBP, SSA and PMMVY. C o u n s e l o r Nyangyungsangla Phom spoke on various legal women rights and Acts such as Domestic Violence Act 2005, POCSO 2012, Juvenile Justice Care & Protection Act 2000. Other highlights of the programme included introductory speech by Shamthai Phom president Phomla Hoichem, interactive sessions and suggestive measures to successfully implement the scheme at Longleng. The programme was attended by a host of women elders & leaders from the district.

coming out together for the cause. District nodal officer for NTCP, Dr. Tetseo expressed concern about the threat of tobacco consumption amongst the youth and felt that the church can play an active role towards the campaign. Psychologist, DTCC, Imkumla Aier said that the campaign would increase awareness on the negative impact that tobacco has on people’s lung health from cancer to chronic respiratory diseases. Re v. M o s e s f r o m Christian Forum Dimapur informed that awareness programme for pastors would be organised by

inviting experts, so they could communicate to respective congregation on the harmful effects of tobacco. Four schools were awarded tobacco free school certificates by DC Dimapur. Schools & College, Wo k h a : B e t h e l H i g h School, Christian Model High School, Gilgal High, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Chukitong, SMBH, St. Peter’s School Longsa and Mount Tiyi College Wokha were declared free tobacco zone during the quarterly meeting of the district Tobacco Control Cell, district level coordination committee and district level enforcement squad,

NTCP held at deputy commissioner conference hall, Wokha on May 16. According to DIPR report, during the meeting Dr. Merebini Odyuo, senior dental surgeon & DNO, NTCP Wokha highlighted the activities undertaken and apprised the members about Wokha NTCP score-card. SDPO, Wokha also presented in brief about “COTPA Act” for departmental enforcement officers. Deputy commissioner, Wokha, Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon also released a booklet “Prevalence & influence of tobacco use among students in Wokha town”.

Assessment camp for children with special needs held in Dimapur

Children with special needs being assessed at EBRC Nagarjan, Dimapur on May 16. (DIPR)

DIMAPUR: Assessment camp for children with special needs was organised by Sarva Shiksha/Samagra Shiksha, Nagaland Education Mission Society (EMS) in collaboration with Department of Health and Family Welfare, Star Key New Delhi and Department of Social

Welfare was held at Educational Block Resource Centre (EBRC) Nagarjan, Dimapur on May 16. According to DIPR report, around 166 special children attended and benefited from the camp. The assessment camp was for check-up of visually impaired children

and for disabilities including locomotion disability, hearing impairment etc. For hearing impaired children, hearing aids were provided on the spot. A s s i s t i ve d e v i c e s will be provided under Samagra Shiksha after completion of the assessment camps.

Awareness programme on road safety held in Wokha

EAC (J), Wokha, Imtinungla Longkumer addressing during the awareness programme.

DIMAPUR: Wokha Dis- laboration with District (WTP) organized a legal trict Legal Services Au- Transport Office (DTO) awareness programme on thority (WDLSA) in col- and Wokha Traffic Police road safety at deputy com-

missioner conference hall, Wokha on May 15. According to DIPR report, EAC (J), Wokha, Imtinungla Longkumer, addressing the awareness function lauded the WDLSA and other line departments for organizing such programme to spread awareness and sensitizing the public about road safety and traffic related issues. She said that it was important for consumers of automobile to have awareness and to know the rules and regulations when it came to road safety. OC Wokha Traffic, Y. Anito Sema, motor vehicle officer, Masetshilong Longkumer and advocate

Meribemo A Lotha, panel lawyer, WDLSA apprised the gathering about the Importance of Traffic Rules & Regulations, Vehicle Registration, Driving Licensee Procurement, Road Safety and Motor Accident Claim Tribunal. The function was chaired by advocate Shanchobeni P Lotha panel lawyer, WDLSA while vote of thanks was proposed by advocate Renbonthung Tsanglao, panel lawyer, WDLSA. The programme was attended by representatives from all commercial vehicle association Wokha, Taxi Union, Lotha Eloe Hoho and various stakeholders.

Peren District Timber Traders Union (PDTTU) conducted mass social work to repair roads in Old Beisumpui-Ahthibung Gopibung-New Nkio under Peren district on May 10. Three excavators (JCBs), two dumper trucks, 32 trucks and others were utilized during social work contributed by members and others. (NP)

FSK conducts career guidance

DIMAPUR: Fernwood School Kohima (FSK) organized a career guidance programme for students of Classes 10, 11 and 12 on May 15, with assistant commandant CRPF, Mhasi Z Krose as resource person. In a press release FSK, principal Khrievonuo Vizotha stated that, resource person emphasized on career decisions which play As part of the International Nurses Day 2019, Unemployed Trained Nurses a pivotal role in shaping Association (UTNA) Dimapur unit conducted cleanliness drive at District Hospital, the future growth and deDimapur on May 11. (President UTNA Dimapur unit, Lanusen Pongen and general velopment. secretary, Bokali Chishi) Krose urged the stuK Y M C

dents not to make decisions based on family expectations and peer pressure. Rather, he guided them to identify their interests and what they were good at and exhorted them to plan multiple activities during their vacations to hone their skills and be self-reliant. Principal stated that the session was aimed at making the audience aware of various courses available which would be informative and enriching During Christian home week on May 14, Saptiqa Town Baptist Church women seen maintaining district road and cleaning town area. (STBC women associate pastor, Akeholi Aye) for students. K Y M C



‘Explosive materials’ recovered in Guwahati visit her. When asked, Guwahati Police Commissioner Deepak Kumar declined to divulge details. “We are investigating the case and are on the right track. We are on the lead,” he said. At least 12 persons, including two SSB personnel and a woman, were injured in the grenade blast in front of a shopping mall in the heart of the city on Wednesday evening. Guwahati Police Commissioner Deepak Kumar told PTI that two persons riding a motorcycle hurled the grenade in front of the shopping mall located at arterial R G Baruah Road just opposite the state zoo around 8 pm on Wednesday. Visiting the spot, DGP Kuladhar Saikia had said that a police barricade was set up in front of the mall to conduct routine checks of vehicles, and it is suspected the grenade was hurled aiming the police party. The SSB jawans were on patrolling duty with Assam Police personnel near the barricade. Local TV channels re-

ported that ULFA(I) chief Paresh Baruah claimed responsibility for the blast, but the police refused to confirm it, saying a detailed investigation will bring out the truth. A high-level security meeting has been convened on Thursday evening between the administration, police and the owners of the malls, the Kamakhya temple management committee, other units of different temples and in-charges of prominent places, officials said. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal strongly condemned the incident and asked the DGP to carry out a thorough probe to nab the culprits immediately. “Nobody would be allowed to commit such heinous crimes and strong action would be against those behind this dastardly act,” he had said. The blast took place hours after Sonowal chaired a high-level security review meeting on Wednesday with the top brass of the Home Department, including police.

NRC official’s ‘disappearance’ raises eyebrows in Sivasagar

We will get more than 17 seats from Northeast: Shah

Diganta Saikia (Courtesy: Northeast Now News)

SIVSAGAR, MAY 16 (AGENCIES): The disappearance of a government official – Diganta Saikia – engaged in NRC update process in Sivasagar district of Assam has left people flummoxed, reports Northeast Now news. A suicide note left behind by Diganta reveals that he was under “tremendous pressure” and was “threatened” by a top official overseeing NRC work. It is being suspected that the official might have been “threatened” as he was carrying out the NRC update work at a “tardy pace” due to which he was at his wits’ end. Diganta has been missing since Wednesday morning. To know about the official’s whereabouts, the police raided his government quarter and found the suicide note. The suicide note also revealed that Diganta is suffering from a lot of “mental anxiety” and deems himself “unfit” to continue with the NRC update work.

At the end of the note, the official has mentioned that he is committing suicide. It is not yet known whether the engineer has taken his own life or is “in hiding” in some place outside Sivasagar. Sources said that the Sivasagar district administration has handed over the letter to the SP and the police has registered a case regarding the same. The police have not been able to trace the official till the time of filing of this report. The ‘missing’ official hails from Kakojan in Jorhat district of Assam. He was working with the Sivasagar zone of Water Resources Department as an assistant executive engineer. The family members of Diganta has reached Sivasagar. The DC and the SP also visited the NRC official’s quarter. The assistant executive engineer was engaged in NRC update work for several years now. The whole development comes at a time when the Supreme Court has fixed the deadline for publication of final NRC – July 31, 2019. With the NRC publication deadline nearing, a lot of objectors have surfaced who, it is alleged, have filed claims and objections against the indigenous people of Assam.

Rajnath Singh discusses Guwahati blast with Sonowal

Sarbananda Sonowal meets Rajnath Singh.

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday talked to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal over phone and took stock of situation in the state after the blast in Guwahati. The Home Minister also prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured. "HM Shri @rajnathsingh spoke to Assam Chief Minister, Shri @sarbanandsonwal regarding the blast in Guwahati. The Chief Minister apprised him of the situation. The police and other agencies are investigating the incident. The HM prays for the speedy recovery of the injured," the Home Ministry Office tweeted. As many as six people, including two security personnel, were injured in a blast outside a shopping mall in Guwahati on Wednesday evening. K Y M C

N E W D E L H I , M AY 16 (AGENCIES): The Bharatiya Janata Party ( B J P ) o n We d n e s d ay claimed that it will get over 17 seats from Northeastern states in the Lok Saha election, reports Northeast Now news. Quoting an internal exit poll done by the BJP, party president Amit Shah said, “We are getting more than 17 seats from Northeast.” “The opposition parties may meet to elect a leader of opposition,” he said. According to the exit poll done by the saffron brigade, BJP will get 6175 seats in Uttar Pradesh. In Bihar BJP is getting 17 seats. The party, according to the exit poll, is getting all seven seats in Delhi. In Karnataka, the BJP claims it will get 20 seats, Odisha 8-13, West Bengal 13-23, Maharashtra 22, Rajasthan 24, Gujarat 24 and in Jharkhand, the party expects of getting 6 seats. “You (reporters) keep asking me how many seats we will win. I have travelled across the country and looking at the popular response, I am fully confident that the BJP after fifth and sixth phase of the elections has crossed the majority figure,” Amit Shah said during a press conference at the party headquarters in New Delhi.

Correspondent Diphu May 16: A total of 118 school students with teachers participated in a cleanliness and plantation drive at Samelangso LP School, Samelangso on May 14, 2019 organized by Indian Army. 25 fruit bearing trees and shady variety saplings were planted around the school premises and in adjacent places. The initiative of Indian Army was to spread awareness about the importance of hygiene and cleanliness and process of curbing pollution including safe disposal of garbage. “The organization of such events testifies the restless efforts of the Indian Army to promote better living in the farfetched areas of the nation and an attempt to contribute in the national causes much beyond just the security of the nation,” the officer in-charge of Red Horns Division deployed in East Karbi Anglong who organized the event told the gathering after the ceremony. The prog ram concluded with distribution of sweets among the children and the local residents.


IMPHAL, May 16: Manipur education minister Th Radheshyam on Thursady clarified that there is “no problem in the BJP-led coalition government in Manipur but it was only talking about reviewing the party’s partnership. He however admitted that there may be some discontentment among the partners of the coalition government, adding that all problems will be sorted out soon. A distinct shape of the coalition government will be seen after the Lok Sabha elections are over, he said. Addressing a news conference held at his office chamber in Imphal’s New Secretariat building, the education minister ruled out NPF pulling out of the government ,while hoping that all issues will be resolved. As of now, there is no question of NPF withdrawing its support to the BJPled coalition government, he said while reacting to news report of NPF reexamining its partnership with the saffron in Manipur and asserted that the NPF has only expressed its concern on having a better government in the state.

“They have expressed some concern that how to have a better coalition government. There may be some communication gap. They have never about pulling out from the government,” he said. The BJP minister said that NPF only decided holding a meeting on May 18 in which the performance of the party will be discussed, he said “They may have a meeting, I think they may review on how better coalition government we may have in the state,” he said. The spokesperson hoped, the proposed meeting will review the performance of the coalition government and will come up with suggestions for a better coalition government. It is natural to have some discontentment among the partners of a coalition government. NPF may have some dissatisfaction with the partnership but this does not meant that they will pull out of the government, the education minister said. The spokesperson hinted at resolving the problems with the partners and that certain changes in the coalition govern-

ment will be there after May 23. Cracks in the partners of the BJP’s N Biren Singh led government in Manipur started appearing during the election campaigns for the two Lok Sabha seats in Manipur held on April 11 and April 18. NPP and NPF, the two major partners of the BJP in the coalition government had contested the elections by fielding their candidates in the Outer Manipur (ST) Parliamentary Constituency. During the election campaigns, the partners had openly criticised each other on various issues of the state, particularly on contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which the BJP promised to bring back if the party retains power at the Centre. NPF and NPP, having four legislators each in the 60-member state Assembly strongly opposed CAB and NPP had even threatened to cut all ties with the BJP if the CAB is brought back. On the other hand, despite having equal number of legislators (four each), NPF got only one ministerial berth with its legislator Loshii Dikho as ministers in-charge of PHED.

However, all the four legislators of the NPP are enjoying ministerial berth. The BJP-led coalition government was installed with 21 BJP MLAs, four each from NPP and NPF, and one each LJP and AITC along with an independent legislator. Among the 12 ministers including the chief minister, five are from BJP, four from NPP, one each from NPF and LJP and another Th Shyamkumar who was elected on Congress ticket but defected to BJP in the run up to government formation after the Assembly elections held in March 2017. Since the very beginning, NPF has been reportedly demanding that that BJP fulfil the promises it had made while seeking support from the NPF. The party however has never threatening to pull out of the government for not keeping the promises by the BJP. NPF, while taking a decision for reviewing its partner with BJP in Manipur, expressed strong disappointment over the alleged step-motherly treatment meted out to it by the saffron party leading the government.


Diphu May 16: Bhoksong examination centre of eastern Karbi Anglong recorded highest number of pass in the merit list among centers in Karbi Anglong District in the High School Leaving Certificate examination declared on Wednesday. Out of 13,617 candidates who appeared in the examination from the district, 6,685 passed in various divisions recording the pass percentage 49.09, which is among lowest pass percentage in the state. 927 candidates have been placed in first division, 2170 secured second division and 3,588 contenders were placed in third division.

Dear kaka Lenthiro Wishing you a very Happy Birthday. May God continue to bless you more as you grow older today.We vl be comming in the evening to enjoy your treat.. From, Lanchen and Ewonzeo Japanese delegates with their Indian partners in Imphal mobilising youths in nursing care job in their country meeting with Governor at Raj Bhavan on Thursday.

Correspondent IMPHAL, May 16: A team comprising two members from Japan, currently camping in Manipur to mobilise youths of the state on nursing careers in Japan, called on state Governor Dr Najma Heptulla on Thursday. The team discussed job opportunity in nursing care in Japan along with the Governor at length. According to the Japanese delegates, they were currently mobilizing youth of Manipur on employment opportunities in Japan for the youths of the state in nursing care sector. The team has been conducting seminars at

Extensive damages after thunderstorm hits West Tripura Agartala, May 16 (PTI): Hundreds of houses have been damaged, several trees uprooted and power lines snapped as strong winds accompanied by thundershower hit West Tripura district on Wednesday night, officials said. Total 382 houses have been damaged in the thunderstorm with waterlogging in several areas under the Agartala Municipal Corporation, chief state project officer of Disaster Management Authority, Sarat Das, told PTI. “Chief Secretary LK Gupta has already reviewed the situation along with senior officials and has asked to take necessary actions for draining water from the inundated areas,” he added. Power supply lines, which got snapped after trees fells on them, have been restored, the officer said. In a statement, the

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Chief Minister’s Office said the government was closely monitoring the situation and Biplab Deb himself spoke to officials to expedite restoration of supplies.

various nursing school and colleges in the state. So far, they have visited GNM School and Tunnu Nursing School in Churachandpur, RDO Nursing College and Shija Hospital & Research Institute in Imphal. The Japanese delegations said that once they were recruited, the youths from the state will be given training on Japanese language and culture. The state Governor encouraged the team members who assured jobs to talented state youths. Apart from Yasunori Yahata, chief executive officer of Master of Functional Recover y Care, certified care worker and Noriko Nasukawa, director of Nihongo Center,

Knowledge Partner, International Skills Centre, India, the other member in the meeting with the state Governor was Nikhil Singh, Dean of New Delhi Institute of Management. Japanese government has, through Manipur government, called for 15,000 nurses to be sent from Manipur to Japan. There has been an increase in demand of nurses from the state in South East Asian countries who are widely seen as compassionate and sympathetic. Following the proposal, the state government had already taken up works for opening a Nursing College in Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal.



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Guwahati, May 16 (PTI): A day after a grenade blast here injured 12 persons, Guwahati Police on Thursday recovered huge amount of suspected explosive materials along with arms and ammunition from a house. A couple has also been taken into custody for interrogation in this regard, police sources said. Police started search operations at the house in Panjabari locality of the city and recovered large quantities of materials used in making bombs, arms and ammunition, a laptop and other incriminating goods, they said. A forensic team has also reached the spot and is carrying out investigation. “We can only confirm that suspected explosive materials have been recovered during the search operations,” a senior police officer present at the site told PTI. Police sources said that the house was taken on rent about a month back by a woman and a person, “suspected to be a pro-talk ULFA militant”, used to

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AR apprehends ULFA(I) Mnp plans to start segregation of waste NEIGRIHMS’ Cardiology dept: cadres in Tinsukia, Sivsagar over 100 deaths since Jan 2018

reasons,” stated the director. The director further said the high cost device costing around Rs 25 lakh demanded by the department of Cardiology was never used by the department before, “although many patients expired in the past of similar diagnosis”. The PRO of NEIGRIHMS in a statement said the director on Thursday conveyed to the faculty the approval of the ministry of health and family welfare to implement assessment promotion schemes regularly in NEIGRIHMS from this year. As per the letter issued recently, forms for assessment promotion schemes shall be invited every year in the month of May and all faculty members fulfilling the requisite criteria shall be eligible for next higher promotion. “The administration has been pursuing the issue vigorously with the ministry for last two years,” the director said. “Administration of this Institute besides fighting for the rights of the employees of NEIGRIHMS is always concerned with the patient care services of the poor

Two poachers, sharpshooter arrested near Orang National Park MANGALDAI, MAY 16 (AGENCIES): Two “on the prowl” poachers and a sharpshooter were arrested in a joint operation by Darrang Police and staff of Orang National Park and Tiger Reserve. Darrang SP Amrit Bhuyan informed that the two poachers belonged to an “organised, armed gang of poachers”. The arrested poachers – Shamsher Ali and Moruz Ali – confessed before police that they had “hired” a deserter of 12 Assam Rifles Sagar Singha (read the third person arrested) to help them kill rhinos. The poachers further told police that Singha is a sharpshooter and he came all the way from Arunachal Pradesh.

patients of the Northeast. He advised the faculty of NEIGRIHMS to work honestly to the best of their capacity so that patients of this region retain their confidence in this premier Institute,” the statement said. Regarding the facilities provided to the patients of Cardiology department, the director said, “Most of the drugs and disposables are provided free of cost to the poor patients, however certain costly items, patients need to purchase.” “Our efforts are to ensure that the patients purchase the item at lowest possible cost so that the poor patients of the region need not to sell their valuables and land for their treatment,” he stated. Amrit Pharmacy in the Institute was established in 2016 with the sole purpose of making the drugs/devices available to the patient at a reasonable cost. The director while thanking the faculty members of NEIGRIHMS for their cooperation during the time of crisis assured that he would continue his efforts to streamline the system so that it remains both patient-friendly and employee-friendly.

Workshop on Plastic Waste Management. Northeast Now news. (Photo courtesy) roles from generation point of the waste to its disposal process. The involvement of SHGs in most of the municipal wards in the state is need of the hour for improvement of the solid waste management in the state, MAHUD Director felt. There is around 300 municipal wards in the State. Even though the door to door collection of waste is being stopped in some areas since the first week of the current month due to reasons known to the authorities, reports available here said the concerned staffs of Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) and 14 other recognised non-governmental organisations used to collect the municipal solid waste from Imphal areas on a daily basis and transported the unsegregated waste by more than 50 trucks to the state’s only solid waste management plant at Lamdeng in

I M P H A L , M AY 1 6 (AGENCIES): The authorities in Manipur plans to start segregation of municipal solid waste at source (the household level) through the urban local bodies from July this year, reports Northeast Now news. The move is to enhance the implementation of the Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, There are around 27 urban local bodies in Manipur A state policy on solid waste management is in the draft stage waiting for its finalization and approval, an official source in Imphal said. The Director Th Harikumar of Municipal Administration Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD) also informed that the state authority involved in this sector also want to encourage self-help groups (SHG) to involve and take their respective

the outskirt of Imphal. The non-segregated waste was sent to the waste management plant at Lamdeng for segregation and their subsequent conversion into compost. It may be mentioned that the Imphal town area generates more than 100 metric tonnes of solid waste on daily basis.Interestingly 65 percent of the municipality solid waste collected so far are made up of plastic waste. In case the segregation of waste at the house level (at source) begins in the state capital, the trucks which are supposed to transport the waste needs to be redesigned with different chambers.Similarly each household needs to maintain separate bins.At the same time the service providers also requires to have a new time table to collect the biodegradable and nonbiodegradable from the sources.


S H I L L O N G, M AY 16 (AGENCIES): The NEIGRIHMS director on Thursday stated that over 100 deaths have occurred in the Cardiology department since January 2018, reports Northeast Now news. The North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) director stated this while referring to a recent case of death in the department which has been highlighted by a section of people. Regarding some news reports highlighting the death of a 52-year-old patient in the Cardiology department, the director in a statement said, “Every death is an unfortunate event for us, and as Head of the Institution it is my responsibility to ensure that no patient dies, who otherwise could be saved.” Quoting the figures of Medical Records Department, the director said “from January, 2018 more than 100 deaths have occurred in Cardiology Department of either same diagnosis or similar diagnosis”. “It is therefore unfortunate that some people are highlighting the death of this patient for unknown

Sivasagar, SS Cpl Podum Asom was also apprehended on May 13. He had also served as a personal security guard of senior ULFA(I) leaders in Taga camp in Myanmar from 2013 to 2016.” Information regarding presence of was received from the local population who have rejected the duplicity and falsehood spread by the ULFA (I) leaders,” a press release by PRO(Defence), Col C Konwer stated. The release stated, “ Apprehension and surrender of a large number of insurgents to the security forces has given a severe blow to the misplaced ideology of ULFA (I) and its sympathizers. There are reports that due to the misleading dogma of ULFA (I) and harsh conditions in camps, more insurgents are likely to give up their association with the proscribed outfit. It is becoming difficult for the ULFA (I) to persuade cadres to fight for a pseudo cause in extreme conditions and risking their lives, while the leadership and their families are enjoying luxurious lives. “ The release further , “ The leaders of the proscribed insurgent group, safely ensconced at comfortable locations outside India have been luring the innocent youth from upper Assam into their organization. T h e ove r g r o u n d workers have been recruiting them by making false promises of money and better life. For most of them, it’s a one way ticket as they are never allowed to return to the safety of their homes. Now realizing the futility of joining ULFA (I), the insurgents are abondoning the false cause and are joining the mainstream.”


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KOHIMA, MAY 15: Assam Rifles apprehended three ULFA (I) cadres; SS Cpl Bubul Moran alias Tiger Asom, SS L/Cpl Binondo Dahotia alias Swadesh Asom, and SS Pvt Chandrakant Borhohain alias Tipong Asom along with sophisticated arms and ammunition in Tarani Reserve Forest of Tinsukia on May 14. A press release by PRO(Defence), Col C Konwer stated that based on reliable intelligence input regarding cadres of ULFA (I) crossing over the Indo Myanmar border to carry out nefarious activities in Upper Assam, a joint operation was launched by Indian army and police, adding that sustained and intense pressure was exerted which prevented these cadres from getting in touch with their over ground workers to execute their tasks. The release stated that extensive and deliberate efforts were made to convince the cadres to give up their arms and surrender. Their families and friends were also contacted to influence them to surrender and save their lives. The release added that “the efforts of security forces resulted in the cadres realizing the futility of their situation and they finally surrendered to the Army and Police without a fight.” One each of AK 56, AK-81, and HK rifles has been recovered from them along with two hand grenades, nine magazines and 425 rounds of ammunition. This operation is part of the ongoing crackdown by security forces on the insurgent organizations active in Upper Assam, the release added. In another incident, an active ULFA (I) insurgent at Disangmukh,


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ECI’s take

n an unprecedented move, the Election Commission of India has curtailed the campaign time for the nine Bengal seats that vote on Sunday, citing violence, including the flare-up during BJP chief Amit Shah’s road show that culminated in the destruction of a bust of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar. Mamata had said that national icon Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s bust was demolished by the saffron-clad goons brought to the state from outside by the BJP. The pruning of the campaign window came after the Union home ministry urged EC to check electoral violence in Bengal. The unparalleled pruning of the campaign window came hours after the Union home ministry took the rare step of writing to the poll panel expressing concern at the electoral violence in Bengal, and Shah accused the commission of ignoring the “violence and rigging” in the state. The commission has also transferred Rajeev Kumar, CID additional director-general and former Calcutta police commissioner, to the Union home ministry and relieved Atri Bhattacharya, principal secretary (home and hill affairs), of his charge. The campaign closing time has now been advanced to Thursday 10pm in Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Joynagar, Mathurapur, Diamond Harbour, Jadavpur, Calcutta South and Calcutta North. Normally, campaigning would have continued up to Friday 5 pm, that is, till 48 hours before the end of polling. However, the 19-hour reduction does not stand in the way of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s last rallies in Bengal in this election. He is scheduled to address meetings in Dum Dum and Lakshmikantapur that falls in the Diamond Harbour seat.Clearly the ECI’s justification of curtailing campaign time in view of law and order problem falls flat. Any sane administrative official would have ordered a blanket ban on election campaign fearing violence. However, ECI appears to believe that if Modi campaigns then there would be no violence so it deemed fit to exclude the prime minister’s rallies. It may be pointed out that the credibility of ECI has come under scrutiny with people pointing out several instances of violations of Model Code of Conduct especially involving NDA functionaries. In this regard, a group of retired civil servants on April 8 were constrained to write to the President of India Ram Nath Kovind, expressing deep anguish about the erosion of people’s confidence in the credibility and the fairness of the Election Commission of India (ECI). They appealed to the President to ensure that the conduct of the constitutional body is independent, fair and impartial. The civil servants cited example of how MCC had been violated by the ruling party but instead, the ECI took the excuse of being “toothless” and “powerless” to do anything. However in Bengal, the ECI certainly proved it was not “toothless” nor “powerless” in responding to the complaints from the BJP leaders. By invoking Article 324, the ECI certainly proved it was not toothless and powerless in sending a strong message to Mamata Banerjee. The ECI has not taken cognisance of even one of the numerous complaints against Modi for violation of MCC. Modi is a candidate and cannot be treated like a prime minister during electioneering. It is a matter of deep concern that opposition parties have lost total confidence in the impartiality of the Election Commission of India(ECI). As the ultimate arbiter of our elections, the ECI has a responsibility to be seen to be fair and impartial.

DailyDevotion The Habit of Recognizing God’s Provision …you may be partakers of the divine nature… —2 Peter 1:4 We are made “partakers of the divine nature,” receiving and sharing God’s own nature through His promises. Then we have to work that divine nature into our human nature by developing godly habits. The first habit to develop is the habit of recognizing God’s provision for us. We say, however, “Oh, I can’t afford it.” One of the worst lies is wrapped up in that statement. We talk as if our heavenly Father has cut us off without a penny! We think it is a sign of true humility to say at the end of the day, “Well, I just barely got by today, but it was a severe struggle.” And yet all of Almighty God is ours in the Lord Jesus! And He will reach to the last grain of sand and the remotest star to bless us if we will only obey Him. Does it really matter that our circumstances are difficult? Why shouldn’t they be! If we give way to self-pity and indulge in the luxury of misery, we remove God’s riches from our lives and hinder others from entering into His provision. No sin is worse than the sin of self-pity, because it removes God from the throne of our lives, replacing Him with our own self-interests. It causes us to open our mouths only to complain, and we simply become spiritual sponges— always absorbing, never giving, and never being satisfied. And there is nothing lovely or generous about our lives. Before God becomes satisfied with us, He will take everything of our so-called wealth, until we learn that He is our Source; as the psalmist said, “All my springs are in You” (Psalm 87:7). If the majesty, grace, and power of God are not being exhibited in us, God holds us responsible. “God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you…may have an abundance…” (2 Corinthians 9:8)— then learn to lavish the grace of God on others, generously giving of yourself. Be marked and identified with God’s nature, and His blessing will flow through you all the time.


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We must progress honestly and positively

his happened in the year 1993 while serving as one of the joint secretaries of All India Chess Federation. I was appointed as Team Manager of the Senior Indian Chess Team that was selected to represent India in the Asian Team Chess Championship which was held in Kualalumpur, Malaysia from 15th June to 25th June 1993. So as per procedure, my passport, along with the players’ passports was submitted by the AICF Officials at the Malaysian High Commission New Delhi for the Entry Visa. All the documents and paperworks were obviously checked thoroughly and visas were issued promptly without any hassles and so off we went, me and my team of India’s top six IMs by the first available flight which was Air France. After a couple of hours sleep in the flight, we landed in Kuala Lumpur feeling drowsy but happy nonetheless. On arrival, we had to go and wait in a queue at the Malaysian immigration counter for the necessary entry permit and so when my turn came, I walked up groggily to the front desk and handed my passport to the nearest officer. There were two of them in uniform looking grim, prim and proper and taking my passport took about five minutes pouring over it, flipping from first page to the last all the while murmuring something in their language. By now I had lost all my drowsiness watching them


argue and so I asked if anything was wrong? They just stared at me and asked back “You Indian?” I answered “Gentlemen, you have my passport in your hands.” In the meantime, my team members came up to the counter and tried to explain to them that I was their Team Manager and that I was an official of the AICF etc etc but to no avail. It was only when our host, Mr. How, who was the then Vice President of MCA came inside and intervened that the immigration officials grudgingly stamped my passport and reluctantly let me go, When we stepped outside, Mr. How laughed and slapped me on my shoulder and said “Mr. Jamir, how come you say, you are Indian? You look just like us!” I brought up this anecdote which is just one among so many incidents that I have come across, just to prove a simple point that we Nagas go about our businesses anywhere in the world, we are just an Asian face with no specific identity or bias. But then the issue arises when we have to present an official proof of our place of residence, state and country. Now, as we all very well know, our present Nagaland was only a small part of Assam called the Naga Hills until about five and a half decades ago when it became the 16th State of the Indian Union notwithstanding the fact that there was and still is an ongoing political talks between

Naga Plebiscite Day speech by Adinno Phizo, (president, NNC)

the GOI and the NPGs for the final settlement beyond the 16 point Agreement for which we the Nagas, as one family, wish it God Speed. So, this being the stark reality of Nagaland Statehood and the Nagas, what and how to we reply when asked about our nationality? We cannot help it, but we are Indians at least geographically as of now, And though we look more like our Chinese and Burmese neighbours than the ‘Mainstream Indians’, we cannot claim any other nationality without landing up in their prisons. This actuality puts the Nagas in a Catch 22 situation more often than not. Today, there are lots of debates going on out there in various political, social, educational and other public forums on whether the Nagas should be identified as Indians or not and so on so forth. We, as a democratic people who believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ, must encourage a healthy exchange of ideas and thoughts amongst us in a non emotional, non partisan, constructive and practical manner. I feel, this is the need of the hour, because it was our past that has brought us to the present and from here to the future we must progress honestly and positively with a prayer for the generations to come and with malice to none. T.S Meren Jamir, Duncan Bosti, Dimapur

Ladies and Gentlemen, Today we are here to commemorate the 69-th Day of Naga Voluntary Plebiscite where the main event took place on 16 May, 1951 in Kohima. For love of our country the Nagas had shown to the world that Nagaland belonged to the Nagas and expressed in thumb impression. How wonderful and good it is to have such a history. Praise God for His guidance. Voluntary National Plebiscite 1951: To let the world see the democratic wishes of the Naga people, on 01 January, 1951, NNC informed the Government of India that the Nagas intend to conduct a voluntary national plebiscite on a date to be announced soon. The primary purpose of the Plebiscite was to evidence the true position and desire of the Naga people by democratic process for or against Nagaland independence and rejection to join the Union of India. In a follow-up Press Release on 11 April 1951, NNC invited the Government of India and the World Press to send observers to witness Naga Voluntary National Plebiscite to be held on 16 May 1951. Beyond all expectations, every Naga aged 16 and above irrespective of gender enthusiastically participated in this historic Voluntary Plebiscite and gave a resounding 99.9% verdict in favour of Naga independence, and rejection of

Plastic pollution a key geological marker: Present scenario in Nagaland

lastic is one of the most ubiquitous manmade materials that have ever been introduced in the market. The versatility of plastics in terms of its use, lightweight, durability, low production cost makes it the widely used in the world today. Plastic is primarily synthetic mostly petrochemical products – although some are cellulosebased. Consequently, plastic is fast replacing wood, glass, households and industrial materials. In late 19th century, the first plastics i.e. shellac was manufactured, followed by bakelite during the 1920s. Cellulose based viscose silk and rayon is in production since early 20th century. Nylon, polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene and polytetrafluoroethylene were introduced in the late 1930s and 1940s, polypropylene and expanded polystyrene foam in the 1950s. The global plastic production has shown exponential rise from <2 million tonnes (MT) in 1950 to 380 MT annually today. Of these, only 10% is recycled, 12% incinerated and the rest piled up as garbage dumps on land and oceans taking its own sweet time to degrade. In India, about 25,940 tonnes of plastic waste are generated daily and about 40% goes uncollected. Reportedly, about 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastics have been generated since plastic production era. By 2050, based on current trends, about 40 billion tonnes plastics will be generated. The ease and convenience associated with the use of plastics in our daily lives have come at a huge cost to our environment. They are non-biodegradable, contaminate the land, air and water, and persist in the environment over decades to centuries; plastic bags take about 10 to 1000 years and plastic bottles about 450 years. Plastic pollution has become increasingly apparent over the last few decades, and it is now considered as a major and growing environmental hazard. Plastics are broadly classified as macroplastics (>5mm, e.g. plastic bags, bottles, fishing nets, plastic toys, piping, etc) and microplastics (<5

mm, e.g. synthetic fabrics, microbeads, plastic pellets, etc). The bulk of the plastic debris is sourced from land, and rivers act as conduits to the marine or lake realms. Plastic litter on land is widely concentrated around urban areas, along road corridors, and the bulk of the microplastics are introduced to rivers via wind, storm sewers, and wastewater treatment plants. About 60% of plastic end up in landfill or the natural environment. Reportedly, about 2.5 MT/year of plastics are consumed in agricultural sector globally. About 8.8 million metric tonnes of plastics are drained into the ocean annually. Of these, 236,000 tons are microplastics. The amount of plastic in the ocean is set to increase tenfold by 2020. Concentrations of microplastics, even at great depths (5766m) in the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench have been recorded as high as 2000/m2. In the Indian ocean, which showed the lowest abundances, has been found to be 4 billion fibers/ km2. Researchers estimate that plastics would outweigh fish in the ocean by 2050. Plastic waste is now so widespread in the natural environment that scientists have suggested it could serve as a geological indicator of the Anthropocene era. Anthropocene is an epoch of time in which humans have come to dominate many surface geological processes. There is a consensus that the beginning of the Anthropocene era is around mid-20th century and the post-WWII where an exponential upsurge of population, industries, and resource use took place. The widespread spatial distribution of plastic pollution, even in remotest environments like deep sea floor and the polar regions, reflects inherent character of the recent and contemporary geological era. In marine sediments, microplastics form superficially invisible, but potentially widespread marker. Once accumulated within sedimentary strata, plastic particles are potentially preserved as ‘technofossil’ that represents a permanent record of human presence on Earth. Strati-

graphically, plastics within sediments represent a good indicator of the Anthropocene era, considering a mid20th century as a beginning for this epoch. Plastic pollution in Nagaland is not far from the rest of the world. It is indispensable to assess environmental pollution through rampant use of plastics in our State. However, it is unfortunate to note that waste generation data of our State is scanty. Limited data indicate that about 70-80 metric tonnes/ day of solid wastes are generated in Kohima (as per KMC), about 100 tonnes/ day in Dimapur (DMC) and Mokokchung about 1800 kg/day (6,90,00,000 plastic bags/year) (MMC). These figures represent only the municipal area, and data beyond municipal area and other remaining districts are unknown. More than 90% of these wastes are nonbiodegradable such as plastic carry bags, junk food, guthka packet, styrofoams, PET bottles, tetrapaks, etc. The Government of Nagaland has enforced the restrictions on plastics use (<50 microns) w.e.f. December 1, 2018, in order to eradicate the menace of plastic on environment and ecology, but without much visible impact. The stringent action against defaulters by the government vis-à-vis creating public awareness towards banning plastic is the key for effective implementation. The onus also lies with the public for proper segregation of their domestic waste prior to effective disposal management by the concerned department. However, it is disheartening to note that Kohima (Lerie) solid waste management (SWM) unit is the only SWM unit available in the entire State. Adopting the state-of-the-art technology for proper disposal mechanism, upscaling technical skills, adequate manual force and sufficient budget provision could at least aid in reducing these menace. Ineffective management will lead to a myriad of long term adverse environmental and ecological problems. Burning of plastic in the open air is highly toxic due to the release of poisonous chemicals such as dioxins

which can lead to cancer and respiratory problems. In landfills, it interacts with groundwater and generates hazardous chemicals and degrades the water quality. Microplastics are swallowed by animals or fish and thus can find their way onto our dinner plates. Lately, study on aquatic toxicology in Malaysia confirms the presence of microplastics in 16 of 17 salt brands across eight countries. A study by Minnesota and New York Universities indicate that about 83% of tap water across the world is contaminated with microplastics. India (Delhi) ranked third with 82% contamination. It is laudable to note that myriad groups have been very active in the clean-up efforts of their towns and villages viz. Project 72 hours, the church, governmental and NGOs, schools, colleges, etc. A partial solution of plastic epidemic is bioplastics. In recent years, researchers have developed bioplastics from Cassava (Indonesia), limestone derived SoluBag (Chile), etc. However, dearth of extensive resources has been a major setback in spreading the technology globally. Lately, in a major breakthrough, researcher from Tel Aviv University, Israel is developing new biodegradable plastic using microorganisms (Haloferax mediterranei) that feed on seawater algae. These algae feed on seaweed which can be cultivated offshore and are then used to produce a polymer to create biodegradable plastics. Until such mass production of bioplastics becomes a reality, we need to think and act locally to reduce or refuse the plastic usage in our daily life, as government alone cannot act in tackling this challenge. Menace of plastic pollution is considered as a geological marker of the Anthropocene age. It’s just a reminder of the dark reality and callous attitude of humans towards its own surroundings and Mother Nature. It is now imperative to choose our convenience over greener future for the next generation. Dr. Wati Imchen, Geological Survey of India, Dimapur

joining India. Henceforth, NNC has been immutably entrusted with the democratic Naga Mandate. At the same time, the Nagas bestowed on NNC the accolade of the embodiment of the Naga people and apex Naga body. What the Nagas are facing today is, that after India got her freedom from Great Britain, instead of building understanding between Nagaland and India, she started to annex Nagaland; now it is 72 years (1947-2019). Within these years, the Nagas have gone through terrible times especially from 19541964 atrocities committed by the armed forces of India. The Ceasefire was initiated by the Nagaland Baptist leaders and an international ceasefire agreement was arranged by the Peace Mission and signed between the Government of India and the Federal Government of Nagaland, and it became effective from 6th. September, 1964. Yet, Nagaland is still surrounded by occupational armed forces of India. But Nagaland’s stand is clear, and with India, it is not a territorial dispute nor a political problem. Nagaland always belonged to the Nagas from time immemorial. Nagas are not demanding anything from India except to leave Nagaland. The Nagas need peace with all her neighbouring countries. May God bless Nagaland. Urra Uvie.

Perhaps it’s God’s will


e say there is much evil, much suffering in this world. God knows particularly in our Nagaland. In such a scenario, many question- where is the loving God in all this. Why doesn’t he interfere? To make things right. But, then I think the fault doesn’t lie in our stars, nor, with God. The fault my dear, think lies with us. How so? Let me elaborate. What we pray for, what we wish for we get. We think we are praying for peace, Amity, brothethood etc. Indeed, perhaps that is what we do on a conscious level. However, perhaps subconsciously or rather unconsciously we pray for suffering. You may perhaps say that I am mad! How can anyone pray for suffering! It is true. Indeed, no sane person will pray for suffering. However, my theory is this- we have become so inured to suffering that peace and happiness have become alien to us. Perhaps, we are no longer willing to venture into alien territory. Horrible, though it is; our present territory is safe- for we know the ins and outsperhaps, therefore, it is time to again ask the Lord- teach us to pray. The solution is very simple. On a conscious level first of all we should pray for courage to enter new territory. We should slowly but surely envision new vistas. For, the continuous laceration has to end. The bruising has to stop. Healing has to start. I am just a philosopher who muses and writes. All I can do is suggest. The powers that be; be they at the societal level, secular or the ecclesiastical should take the initiative. Let new prayers be made. Most importantly let us pray- God help us; to help ourselves! Amen. Edward Lotha, (Edward5.fhl@

Reader’s Post

Our society apparatus


Our Nagaland is blessed with a beautiful landscape such as high mountains, grassy plains, murmuring streams, colourful rainbow and a rich oral tradition and because of its beauty has been referred as ‘The Switzerland of the East’. Contemplating for the time being, I desire to offer serendipity to favour decent existence, where I could chip in to the society. Perhaps, seemingly, among all His creation, I think humanity has lost His care and affection towards mankind; to offer hand is to look for to grease his palm. In fact, our society has turned rather than changed. Assuming the differences between the Bourgeoise and Proletariat, one can reciprocate when to cry and when to smile. To secure oneself as the current scenario implies, one must need to procure the 3P’s to persevere in the society i.e., Politeness, Patience and perseverance. At some point, it is laborious to descry our society apparatus- changes are gradual, laws are sluggish, churches for a scope, institutions into business, competition to powerful backing and politics a farrago. Apparently, our societal system had gone wrong which results to hallucination. Above all, if the populace give esteem to one another, appreciate one’s contributions, our society will flourish. Shanjothung Ngullie, Kohima, (shanngullie7

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.


Sonia kicks off ‘Project 272’ Invites political heavyweights to May 23 meeting

Priyanka steps down from road show to save man

M. Venkaiah Naidu (File)

BJP delgation met EC.

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS): A BJP delegation on Thursday met Election Commission (EC) officials seeking action against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party President Amit Shah “awwal darje ke goonde” (goons of the highest order). “We met the election officials and urged them to act against Mamata Banerjee. She has called the Prime Minister and our party President ‘do goonde’ (two goons). This is violation of social de-

Sedition law will be made more stringent: Rajnath Singh Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), May 16 (IANS): Slamming the Congress over its poll promise of repealing the sedition law if voted to power, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that the BJP government would make the law even more stringent. Speaking at a gathering here, Singh said the sedition law would be

strengthened so that even the soul of the anti-nationals would shiver. “The Congress is saying that it will repeal the sedition law. We are going to make it more stringent so that no one dares to act against it,” Singh said in his 30-minute address. Speaking on economy, Singh said that inflation had been the main poll issue during elections but not in 2004 and 2019, as

the management of the two BJP Prime Ministers (Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi) did not allow prices to go out of hands. Singh was here to seek votes for sitting BJP MP Ram Swaroop Sharma, who is seeking re-election from Mandi. He said that Sharma, who has regularly attended sessions in the Lok Sabha, is an honest politician.

Priyanka Gandhi road show Varanasi.

A few days ago, Gandhi had helped a child with tumour to get treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi. The family of the child had contacted Gandhi and had said that they were unable to afford the treatment for their child. Gandhi asked party leader Rajiv Shukla to send the child to AIIMS and her charter plane took the child and her family to Delhi within hours. The child is being treated at AIIMS in Delhi.


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Varanasi, May 16 (IANS): Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, during her roadshow in Varanasi on Wednesday evening, saw that a man in the crowd had fallen down. She immediately got down from her truck and offered water to the man who complained of chest pain. She asked her security personnel to arrange for a car and made sure that he was taken to a nearby hospital. Later, Gandhi continued her road show,

cency as well of the model code of conduct (MCC). We have demanded immediate action against her,” Union Minister Prakash Javadekar told the media here. The delegation, led by Javadekar, comprised Union Ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Vijay Goel and BJP Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni. “Do goonde hai, ek Modi aur ek Amit Shah. Dono awwal dar je ke goonde hai. (There are two goons. One is Modi and the other is Amit Shah. Both are goons of the highest order),” Banerjee had report-

edly said on Tuesday after visiting the Vidyasagar College where a bust of social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was vandalised following violent clashes during Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata. The BJP leaders also demanded detention of history-sheeters ahead of the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state on Sunday. “Until they (history-sheeters) are arrested, polling can not be held peacefully. The Election Commission needs to take appropriate action,” Javadekar said.

Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS): Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday that nuclear electricity as a reliable and safe energy option can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and that it has the potential to meet the ever-increasing energy demand in the country. Addressing the scientists and staff of the Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD) here on the occasion of 70 years of exploration and research by the organisation, Naidu underlined the importance of nuclear energy in the context of climate change, which was one of the foremost environmental concerns. The Vice President said India’s abiding interest in nuclear energy grew out of a deep conviction that the power of atom could be harnessed to help the country to achieve human and societal development.

Actor campaigning on bicycle in MP

Khargone (Madhya Pradesh), May 16 (IANS): Movie actor Johnny Karan, who appeared in more than 20 films including “Ghajini”, “Hera Pheri” and “Tees Maar Khan” and who is contesting the Lok Sabha election as an Independent candidate from Khargone parliamentary constituency, is campaigning on a bicycle. Johnny Karan (File) Moreover, he has only Rs 1,000 in his bank ac- tion papers. Karan was born count as per his affidavit submitted with the nomina-

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DMK. Sonia Gandhi had almost taken the back seat after Rahul Gandhi was elected President of the Congress. However, as the election results draw closer, she returns to take the leadership role to forge a grand opposition alliance which had unfortunately failed last year. Besides neutral players such as Naveen Patnaik of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and K. Chandrashekhar Rao of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), Sonia Gandhi is eyeing the support of Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav who are expected to secure big numbers if the caste chemistry of votes succeeds in the cow belt. Party sources said that Sonia Gandhi has stepped

son of Samajwadi Party, I.P. Singh said the gathbandhan would be the ultimate winner in Uttar Pradesh and would secure at least 60 seats making the SP-BSP alliance the biggest challenger to the BJP. “Akhileshji has the highest regard for Soniaji and our party will certainly play an important role in government formation after May 23,” said Singh. In its latest internal poll survey, SP has been expecting around 26 seats (out of 37 being contested), though it appears to be an elevated number in the wake of Prime Minister Modi’s marathon rallies in the state after the second phase. Sources said in the proposed meeting Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati would be the prominent faces besides Sharad Pawar, N. Chandrababu Naidu and M.K. Stalin who are certain to be present. Sources said Congress leaders, particularly Ahmed Patel, are also reaching out to Naveen Patnaik and K Chandrashekhar Rao. Efforts are also being made to approach YSRCP’s Jaganmohan Reddy.

Nuclear power can reduce greenhouse gases: Vice President


Sonia Gandhi

into alliance building efforts even before the results are out. She has reportedly been in touch with both Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav and also West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Despite remaining out of the pre-poll alliance (gathbandhan) in Uttar Pradesh, Congress leaders have been in constant touch with the BSP and SP leadership. During the poll campaign in UP, Rahul Gandhi chose to remain silent on Mayawati and Akhilesh while launching an open attack on the BJP and RSS. In several seats in the state, the Congress fielded candidates from the upper castes to cut into the vote bank of the saffron party. In return, the gathbandhan did not contest Rae Bareli and Amethi, the traditional seats held by the Gandhi family. Now Sonia Gandhi’s latest communique to Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav makes it evident that the gathbandhan leaders are also keen to join the UPA to consolidate opposition fraternity. Speaking to IANS, the national spokesper-

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MUMBAI, MAY 16 (PTI): The rupee surged by 31 paise to close at 70.03 against the US dollar Thursday amid a sharp rebound in the domestic equity markets, even as oil prices firmed up. This is the third straight session of gain for the domestic currency, during which it has strengthened by 48 paise. At the interbank foreign exchange market, the rupee opened at 70.26 per dollar and advanced to a high of 69.99 during the day. It finally settled at 70.03, up 31 paise against its previous close of 70.34. Persistent foreign fund outflows and rising crude oil prices capped the gains for the rupee, forex dealers said. Globally, stocks markets wobbled and the Japanese yen rose after the US slapped sanctions on Chinese telecom major Huawei, escalating its trade conflict with China. “Indian rupee strengthened for third session against US dollar. Even after surge

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Kiyeyi Aye greeted and thanked the members for making themselves available to attend the meeting. He then highlighted the agendas to the members present and commenced the discussion. Z D C S U a d v i s o r, Nikheto Zhimo informed the members about revision of ICDP scheme in Zunheboto district. He said that the kind initiatives are being taken by Agricultural and Co-operation Minister, G Kayito Aye to promote the Co-operative Societies in the district where the scheme could not implement in a proper manner. He also conveyed a message extended by RCS Kohima requesting the last ICDP beneficiaries to recover the loan so as to avail it again in the upcoming revision of ICDP scheme in Zunheboto district. A RC S Z u n h e b o t o, Orenthung Zami requested the ZDCSU members to co-ordinate with the department in order to make the recovery of loans practically possible.

DIMAPUR, May 16: IDBI Bank celebrated 13 years of its service in the state of Nagaland on May 14. A press release from branch head of Kohima, Zubenthung Jami, stated that Nagaland chapter began in the year 2006 with the opening of Dimapur branch. With its state of art technology core banking operation network across the country, making it better than any other newgeneration private banks in the country. It also stated that the bank has undergone renovations to suit the needs of the local market and now it is one of the preferred banks for people from all walks of life. For better service and reach, branches

respectively. Sovereign gold, however held steady at Rs 26,500 per eight gram. M e a n w h i l e, s i l ve r ready advanced by Rs 50 to Rs 38,250 per kg, while weekly-based delivery was up by Rs 14 to Rs 37,524 per kg. Silver coins held flat at Rs 80,000 for buying and Rs 81,000 for selling of 100 pieces.


DIMAPUR, May 16: Zunheboto District Co-operative Societies Union (ZDCSU) in its joint emergency meeting with the ARCS office staff Zunheboto on May 14 at the ARCS chamber Zunheboto adopted the following resolutions. According to DIPR report, it resolved to move for door to recovery of ICDP loan and appeal the beneficiaries to recover loan in order to avail more benefit; it also resolved that all the ZDCSU members, BODs and advisors would co-ordinate with ARCS and NSCB Zunheboto Branch in the loan recovery programme; the members also resolved to appeal to the Managing Director NSCB Dimapur, through the senior manager NSCB Zunheboto to authorise drawal of Urban (housing loan for all) money at the NSCB Zunheboto Branch as well, especially for the beneficiaries having account in the NSCB Zunheboto Branch. Presiding over the meeting, ZDCSU president,

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saw an uptrend due to rise in domestic demand. However, a weak trend overseas capped the gains. Globally, spot gold was trading lower at USD 1,295.70 an ounce, while silver was down at USD 14.85 an ounce in New York. In the national capital, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purity gained by Rs 70 each to Rs 33,330 and Rs 33,160 per 10 gram,


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NEW DELHI, MAY 16 (PTI): Gold prices Thursday rose by Rs 70 to Rs 33,330 per 10 gram in the national capital on the back of fresh buying from jewellers, according to the All India Sarafa Association. Tracking gold, silver also gained by Rs 50 to Rs 38,250 per kg on more offtake by industrial units and coin makers. Traders said gold prices


and a low of 37,052.30. Similarly, the broader Nifty rose 100.10 points, or 0.90 per cent, to settle at 11,257.10. During the day, it hit a high of 11,281.55 and a low of 11,143.35. Bajaj Finance was the biggest gainer in the Sensex pack, spurting 3.64 per cent, after the company reported a jump of 50 per cent in standalone net profit at Rs 1,114 crore for the March quarter. Tata Motors, Infosys, Vedanta, ONGC, PowerGrid, NPTC, Axis Bank,

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MUMBAI, MAY 16 (PTI): The BSE Sensex rebounded 279 points while the NSE Nifty reclaimed the 11,250 level Thursday, propelled by gains in IT and financial stocks amid mixed global cues. Both the key indices rallied in the last hour of trade after trading on a tepid note through most part of the day. The 30-share BSE benchmark closed 278.60 points, or 0.75 per cent, higher at 37,393.48. It hit an intra-day high of 37,518.94

ICICI Bank, Kotak Bank, SBI, HDFC Bank, Tata Steel, TCS and RIL too rose up to 3.48 per cent. On the other hand, Yes Bank was the top loser, cracking 4.07 per cent, followed by Bharti Airtel, IndusInd Bank, Coal India, ITC, M&M, HDFC, Maruti and Asian Paints, shedding up to 1.87 per cent. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) net sold shares worth Rs 1,142.44 crore on Wednesday, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) purchased equities to the tune of Rs 671.77 crore, provisional data available with stock exchanges showed. Bourses in China, Japan and Korea ended on a mixed note after US slapped sanctions on Chinese telecom major Huawei. European stocks opened in the red. Meanwhile, the Indian rupee appreciated by 27 paise to 70.07 against the US dollar intra-day. Global oil benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.56 per cent higher at USD 72.17 per barrel.

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Intl cyber crime gang busted

L o n d o n , M ay 1 6 (Agencies): An international crime gang which used malware to steal $100m (£77m) from more than 40,000 victims has been dismantled. According to BBC report, a complex police operation conducted investigations in the US, Bulgaria, Germany, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The gang infected computers with GozNym malware, which captured online banking details to access bank accounts. The gang was put together from criminals who advertised their skills on online forums. The details of the operation were revealed at the headquarters of the European police agency Europol in The Hague. It said that the investigation was unprecedented, especially in terms of cross-border co-operation. Ten members of the network have been charged in Pittsburgh, US on a range of offences, including stealing money and laundering those funds using US and foreign bank accounts. Five Russian nationals remain on the run, including one who developed the GozNym malware and oversaw its development

and management, including leasing it to other cybercriminals. Various other gang members now face prosecution in other countries, including: • The leader of the network, along with his technical assistant, faces charges in Georgia • Another member, whose role was to take over different bank accounts, has been extradited to the US from Bulgaria to face trial • A gang member who encrypted GozNym malware to make sure it was not detected on networks faces prosecution in Moldova • Two more face charges in Germany for moneylaundering Among the victims were small businesses, law firms, international corporations and non-profit

organisations. One of the things that the operation has highlighted is how common the selling of nefarious cyber-skills has become, says Prof Alan Woodward, a computer scientist from University of Surrey. “The developers of this malware advertised their ‘product’ so that other criminals could use their service to conduct banking fraud. “What is known as ‘crime as a service’ has been a growing feature in recent years, allowing organised crime gangs to switch from their traditional haunts of drugs to much more lucrative cyber-crime.”

What is GozNym?

It is a hybrid of two other pieces of malware, Nymaim and Gozi. The first of these is what is known as a “dropper”, software that is designed

to sneak other malware on to a device and install it. Up until 2015, Nymaim was used primarily to get ransomware on to devices. Gozi has been around since 2007. Over the years it has resurfaced with new techniques, all aimed at stealing financial information. It was used in concerted attacks on US banks. Combining the two created what one expert called a “double-headed monster”. Unsuspecting citizens thought they were clicking a simple link - instead they gave hackers access to their most intimate details. US attorney general Scott Brady stood alongside prosecutors and cyber-crime fighters from five other nations inside Europol’s high security headquarters, to announce the takedown of what he described as a “global conspiracy”. The suspected ringleader used GozNym malware and contracted different cyber-crime services - hard to detect bulletproof hosting platforms, money mules and spammers - to control more than 41,000 computers and enable cyber-thieves to steal and whitewash an estimated $100m from victims’ bank accounts.


7 killed in Shanghai building collapse

Shanghai, May 16 (AFP): Seven people were killed on Thursday when the roof of a Shanghai commercial building caved in upon construction workers who were renovating it, the city government said. The accident occurred at around 11.20am in a central Shanghai neighbourhood, trapping an unspecified number of people at the site according to official Xinhua news agency. About 21 people had been pulled out of the debris and rushed to hospital, it said, while two were known to be still trapped in the ruins. The accident is under investigation as rescue efforts continue, Xinhua reported. A verified social media account run by China’s emergency ministry showed pictures of rescue personnel digging bloodied and dust-coated workers out from amid piles of rubble, toppled concrete pillars and shattered wooden beams. Authorities did not give details on the severity of the injuries suffered by survivors. Police quickly sealed off the area with a huge security presence, prevent-

Firefighters carry a casualty on a stretcher at the site where a building collapsed, in Shanghai, China on Thursday. (Reuters)

ing journalists from getting close. The building had previously been used as a dealership for MercedesBenz cars, the fire rescue bureau said. It was being redeveloped as a mixed-use arts and innovation site, according to Chinese media reports. A local resident told AFP she was taking a nap when her bed suddenly began shaking, as if in an earthquake had struck. She then heard a loud bang. “I thought it was an explosion at first,” said the woman, who declined to give her name or to comment further.

Chinese media reports said the building was around 3,000 square metres in area. Aerial pictures on social media appeared to indicate that the roof of about half of the building collapsed. China has seen numerous building collapses in recent years, typically blamed on the country’s rapid growth leading to corner-cutting on construction, and the flouting of safety rules. At least 20 people were killed in 2016 when a series of crudely-constructed multi-storey buildings that were packed with migrant workers collapsed in the eastern city of Wenzhou.

Australia’s longest serving Labor PM Hawke dies SYDNEY, May 16 (AFP): Australia’s longest-serving Labor prime minister Bob Hawke died Thursday aged 89. “Today we lost Bob Hawke, a great Australian - many would say the greatest Australian of the postwar era,” his second wife Blanche d’Alpuget said in a statement. “He died peacefully at home.” The son of a preacher, Hawke led his country during the 1980s, a period during which he seduced the nation with his everyman appeal while beginning deregulation of the economy, including floating the dollar. From negotiating with Frank Sinatra to ensure the crooner’s 1974 Sydney concerts went ahead to shedding tears over bloodshed in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Hawke was a huge presence on Australia’s political landscape. Never voted out by the public, which forgave him his faults, he won four elections on the run beginning in 1983, and only left office following a party room coup. To m a n y h e w a s a quintessential Australian “larrikin” - a beloved rogue.

Belgium ex-King Albert II Death sentences upheld for 3 Iran committed to nuclear faces fine if refuses DNA test in Christian couple’s killing agreement: Foreign Minister

Belgian artist Delphine Boël alleges King Albert II is her father.

Her mother, Baroness Sybille de Selys Longchamps, has claimed the two had an affair between 1966 and 1984 when he was still Prince Albert of Liège. However, following his older brother’s death in 1993 at 62, King Albert unexpectedly came to the throne. He held the position until July 2013, when he announced his abdication citing ill health - and was replaced by his son, Philippe. He is said to receive an an-

nual income of about €1m. Shortly after, Ms Boël opened court proceedings to prove her paternity, provoking speculation the scandal had influenced the move. Earlier this year, he refused to fulfil a 2018 court order to undergo DNA testing and launched an appeal. A court had initially set a three-month limit for him to provide a saliva sample for testing - saying that without it, Ms Boël was be assumed to be his daughter and be eligible for any inheritance.

Lahore, May 16 (PTI): An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Thursday upheld death sentences for three men but acquitted two others including a cleric who had incited people to burn alive a Christian couple accused of blasphemy on the outskirts of Lahore in 2014. The victims - Shahzad Masih and his pregnant wife Shama - worked as labourers at the brick kiln of Yousaf Gujjar in Kot Radha Kishan. A mob of around 1,000 people allegedly led by the kiln owner lynched and brutally killed the couple on charges of blasphemy in November 2014. In November 2016, the anti-terrorism court (ATC) had awarded death sentence to five suspects including cleric Hafiz Ishtiaq. In March 2018, the court acquitted 20 other suspects accused of burning alive the Christian couple, giving them a benefit of

doubt. On Thursday, the Lahore High Court acquitted convicts - cleric Ishtiaq and Mohammad Hanif - and upheld death sentences of other three convicts - Mehdi Khan, Riaz Kambo and Irfan Shakoor. The lawyer for the convicts told the court that the ATC awarded them death without taking the law into consideration. The (five) convicts had been nominated at a later stage in the case and pleaded for their acquittal, he said. Lahore High Court Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan ordered acquittal of Ishtiaq and Hanif and dismissed the plea of other three convicts. Ishtiaq had allegedly provoked the villagers through announcement from area mosques against the Christian couple. The couple was severely tortured, dragged and thrown into the furnace of the kiln by the mob.

North Korea suffering ‘extreme drought’

North Korea said it is suffering its worst drought in nearly four decades after only 2.1 inches of rain fell throughout the country in the first five months of this year. (AP /Lee Jin-man)

Washington, May 16 (Agencies): North Korea disclosed on Wednesday it is suffering its worst drought in nearly four decades, amid growing concerns the country is dangerously short on food. A c c o r d i n g t o Fox News, the state-run Korean Central News Agency said that only 2.1 inches of rain fell throughout the country in the first five months of this year, the lowest amount since the same period in 1982 when 2 inches of rain

on average fell. The current conditions, described by KCNA as “extreme drought”, are expected to continue at least until the end of May. North Korean media outlets called on citizens on Thursday to find new sources of water, according to the Yonhap News Agency. The country’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported that workers are attempting to find new water sources and mobilize pumps and irrigation equipment to mini-

mize the damage to agriculture. Rodong Sinmun said the efforts are part of the “struggle to prevent damage from drought is a fierce battle against the nature to protect socialism.” The ongoing drought is expected to add to an already perilous situation facing the North. Earlier this month, United Nations food agencies said in a joint assessment about 10 million people in North Korea, about 40 percent of the population,

were facing “severe food shortages” after the country had one of the worst harvests in a decade. “The situation could further deteriorate during the lean season from May to September, if no proper and urgent humanitarian actions are taken,” the report said. North Korean officials have blamed the food shortage on bad weather and international economic sanctions that were toughened after the country conducted a series of high-profile nuclear and missile tests in recent years. In February, North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations, Kim Song, issued a rare appeal for urgent food assistance, saying the sanctions were “barbaric and inhuman,” according to Sky News. “There is a dreadful restriction by sanctions on imports of all sorts of metal farming facilities, such as tractors, harvesters... as well as chemical fertilizer, pesticide and herbicide,” he wrote. In February, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Vietnam for their second summit, but negotiations fizzled. The North requested sanctions relief in exchange for partial denuclearization measures. The U.S. balked

at the request, insisting sanctions would not be relaxed until complete denuclearization. North Korea suffered a devastating famine in the mid-1990s that is estimated to have killed hundreds of thousands of people.

Tokyo, May 16 (IANS): Iran is committed to the 2015 nuclear agreement it signed with a group of world powers despite the withdrawal of the US from the landmark pact, the Gulf country’s Foreign Minister said on Thursday, calling the reimposing of the sanctions by Washington “unacceptable”. Mohammad Javad Zarif during a visit to Japan talked about the nuclear deal in a meeting with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono and said that Tehran “did not intend to escalate tensions but if the country was under threat, it would respond to it and defend it”, Japanese state broadcaster NHK reported. Iran had signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with six nations -- the US, Russia, China, the UK, France and Germany - and the EU. Washington pulled out of the agreement in May 2018. Zarif urged the rest of the signatory countries that if the international community benefits from the historic agreement, it must be prepared to invest in it to stop the US from propagating illegality and anarchy, state-run Kyodo news agency reported. It said that Kono urged Iran to comply with its commitments in the pact following Tehran’s decision

Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif, and Japanese FM Taro Kono shake hands at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Tokyo Thursday. (AP/PTI)

to suspend some of them in response to stricter sanctions imposed by the US. Ko n o, d u r i n g h i s meeting with Zarif, said it was important to maintain the pact not only for their bilateral relations but also for peace and stability in the Middle East along with international non-proliferation, the report said. Zarif was later received by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who expressed concerns over the growing tensions in the Middle East and Tokyo’s will to maintain and develop bilateral relations. Zarif ’s visit comes during the year of 90th anniversary of the establishment of the bilateral relations between Iran and Japan. After US President

Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the nuclear pact that was signed by his predecessor Barack Obama, the US reimposed sanctions on Iran and increased pressure on the country, an escalation of the situation which Zarif called “unacceptable”. Responding to the fresh sanctions, Iran last week announced that it would not abide by the condition set under the agreement to sell its enriched uranium and heavy water beyond specified limits. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had issued a 60-day deadline for the rest of the signatories of the pact to fulfil Tehran’s demands and save the country’s banking system and oil trade from international sanctions.


L o n d o n , M ay 1 6 (Agencies): A Belgian appeals court has ruled that former King Albert II is to be fined €5,000 (£4,370) a day if he refuses to undergo a DNA test. In February, he refused to undergo such a test in a case aimed at proving he fathered a love child in the 1960s. According to BBC, a court in Brussels ordered the 84-year-old ex-monarch to provide a saliva sample in three months or risk being presumed to be the father of Delphine Boël, 50. The ex-king denies the paternity claim. Rumours the king had an illegitimate child first emerged in 1999 in an unauthorised biography about his wife. The allegation prompted a royal scandal and enduring media gossip in Belgium. Ms Boël first alleged on the record that King Albert was her biological father during a 2005 interview.



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Derby beat Leeds to reach Premier League transfer scramble begins as window opens Championship playoff final L o n d o n , M ay 1 6 (Agencies): Manchester City and Liverpool will be seen as the yardstick by the chasing pack after they pulled away to set up a tantalising race for the Premier

League title last season. According to, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and United were left in their wake and will want to close the gap next campaign by investing heavily in the

summer. Liverpool, equally, know they may need to delve deep into their pockets in order to take that next jump while Pep Guardiola has never been one to rest on his laurels - even after successive



TARGETS: Goalkeeper, full back, centre back, def midfield, midfield, forward WHO COULD GO: Claudio Bravo, Danilo, Nicolas Otamendi, Eliaquim Mangala, Vincent Kompany, Ilkay Gundogan, Leroy Sane BUDGET: £150m plus player sales revenue

TARGETS: Left back, centre back, midfield, winger, striker WHO COULD GO: Serge Aurier, Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier, Toby Alderweireld, Victor Wanyama, Vincent Janssen, Fernando Llorente, Christian Eriksen BUDGET: £150m plus player sales

Pep Guardiola only needs to tweak his fantastic squad but City’s recruitment will be influenced by key players getting older and a potential transfer ban looming. Benfica’s Joao Felix is of interest and £60million-rated Rodri of Atletico Madrid is highly regarded though a move for Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell is likely to be put on hold for a year after Oleksandr Zinchenko improved. Atletico Madrid among others City are keen to sign Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix want Nicolas Otamendi.

who cut inside from the left and beat Casilla. D e r b y t h e n we n t ahead in the tie for the first time in the 58th minute when Cooper needlessly conceded a penalty following a pull on Mason Bennett in the area, with Wilson scoring from the spot. Derby’s 3-2 aggregate lead did not last long, however, with Dallas scoring his second goal of the game when he struck a precise shot into the far corner. Leeds were reduced to 10 men 12 minutes from time when Gaetano Berard’s reckless two-footed challenge on Marriott saw him sent off. Derby’s winner arrived in the 85th minute when Marriott charged through on goal and dinked the ball over Casilla just before the keeper could get to the ball. Scott Malone was then sent off in stoppage time but his exit came too late for Leeds to snatch a late leveller.


TARGETS: Goalkeeper, left back, winger, striker WHO COULD GO: Simon Mignolet, Alberto Moreno, Daniel Sturridge, Dejan Lovren, Rafael Camacho, Xherdan Shaqiri BUDGET: £100m

TARGETS: Goalkeeper, left back, midfielder, winger WHO COULD GO: Danny Welbeck, Aaron Ramsey (agreed to Juventus), Mohamed Elneny, Shkodran Mustafi BUDGET: £50m plus player sales

Liverpool will look at players in their early 20s with a work ethic to suit Jurgen Klopp’s philosophy and a sensible price tag. Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze, Ajax’s David Neres and Bayer Leverkusen’s Julian Brandt have been assessed as have Nicolas Pepe at Lille and Bristol City’s highly-rated 20- Liverpool are one of several year-old defender Lloyd Kelly. clubs chasing David Neres

CHELSEA TARGETS: Left back, centre back, midfielder, winger, striker WHO COULD GO: Eden Hazard, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Willian, Davide Zappacosta, Danny Drinkwater, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Gary Cahill BUDGET: £150m Eden Hazard wants to join Real Madrid though they must improve on the offer made in March and come closer to the £100m Marina Granovskaia wants. In turn, Chelsea obviously need quality cover for such a departure or indeed others. Christian Pulisic is an important addition because of Chelsea are considering his skill, pace and versatility and they want making a move for Luka Jovic greater quality for attacking positions with Luka Jovic and David Neres considered. if their transfer ban is lifted

Himalaya MEN ropes in Kohli, Pant

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Thursday signed Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli and young stumper Rishabh Pant as it’s of-

ficial brand ambassadors for ‘Himalaya MEN Face Care Range. In a first-of-its-kind commercial, both the cricketers will be seen rapping to the latest proposition by Himalaya MEN. Speaking on the association, Kohli said: “I am very excited to be a part of Team Himalaya and be the ambassador for their Men’s Face Wash range. Himalaya is a trusted brand and one of my favourite brands too! I have been a patron of Himalaya products for a long time now. I look for-

ward to a long association with Himalaya MEN!” Pant said: “I am very happy to be associated with Himalaya. Himalaya has helped people lead happier and healthier lives for over 88 years, and I am proud to be the brand ambassador for the Men’s Grooming range of Himalaya. Youngsters like me are always looking for good products to fulfil our grooming needs, and Himalaya MEN provides the perfect solution for this. Looking forward to a fruitful association with Himalaya MEN!”

Running best form of fitness: Arantxa Bengaluru, May 16 (IANS): On her first visit to Bengaluru, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario expressed her happiness to be the TCS World 10K International Event Ambassador. The former World No. 1 tennis player said after retiring events like these keep her connected to the sports world. Known for her sheer tenacity and never-say-die attitude, the Spanish legend said running is a universal sport with no barriers. “I think running is one of the best forms of fitness. Anyone can run, even families can run together. And I believe the acceptance for running in Bengaluru through the TCS World 10K has gotten bigger and bigger every year,” she said. On race day, she will encourage the 25,000 runners at the event through her story of determination and never-say-die-attitude. “I am sure the city as well as the participants are all geared up for the run and hope they give their best and more importantly have fun too. I would like to wish them all the very best and would look forward to experiencing the energy and excitement on Race Day,” said Arantxa. In a stellar 17-year career, the former Spanish pro accumulated 14 Grand Slam titles - four singles, six doubles, and four mixed doubles. At just 17, she reached the 1989 French Open final facing world No. 1 and two-time defending champion Steffi Graf. Considered to be one of the most decorated Olympians in Spanish history winning four medals (two silver, two bronze), she was also the first Spanish player to Former tennis player and brand ambassador of simultaneously be ranked as the world’s No. 1 player World 10K Marathon Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in in both singles and doubles. Bengaluru, Thursday. (PTI)

Unai Emery wants a centre back who can combine toughness with an ability to bring the ball out of defence and wants greater goal threat from his midfield and wing. Incoming technical director Edu is a fan of Wilfried Zaha at Crystal Palace and wants to inject that kind of pace and directness into Arsenal’s attack but Zaha’s £80m price tag means that option will be difficult hence discussions over Ryan Fraser of Bournemouth and David Neres at Ajax.


Arsenal are hoping to sign Wilfried Zaha but Crystal Palace’s £80m price tag could be an issue

TARGETS: Goalkeeper, right back, winger, striker WHO COULD GO: David de Gea, Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Eric Bailly, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku BUDGET: £200m Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants the club to target players of 24 years of age and under as he looks to instil better standards within the dressing room and gather a group that will listen to him and assistant Mike Phelan. Giggs favourite, Swansea City’s Dan James has been targeted in a £10m deal Aaron Wan-Bissaka is at the top while Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka of United’s summer shortlist is a Solskjaer favourite.



KOHIMA, PIN- 797001 : NAGALAND The Tenyidie Kephrünuoko Krotho with immense pride and honour extend our heartfelt congratulations to the following students for securing Highest Marks in Tenyidie in the recently declared NBSE examination result: 1. Miss Keneisedenuo Medom, Mezhür Higher Secondary School - (95%) 2. Miss Rokovino Seyie, Don Bosco Higher Secondary School - (96%) We wish them greater success in future. Kikruneinuo Liezietsu Keneizenuo Solo President General Secretary




We, the Yanmhon Old Students’ Union would like to extend our heartiest congratulations and gratitude to Mr. Motsuthung Y Ezung, S/o Mr. Yanithung Ezung of Yanmhon Old Village for securing (86.2%) from Delhi Public School, Dimapur in the recently declared Class-XII result ‘2019’. The Union wishes him great success in his future endeavors. The Union further Congratulates all the successful students of HSLC and HSSLC examination ‘2019’. (LOIS MOZHUI) President, YOSU K-1344

The President and members of the Dihoma Village Gazette O f f i ce r s K ro t h o ( DVG O K ) express our profound happiness to our member DR. VISIEZOLIE YASHU, Asstt. Professor, Kohima Government College on being conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Education on the topic, “ Performance of Government and Private Colleges in Nagaland : A Comparative Study” under Nagaland University, Hq Lumami. The Union laud him for bringing laurels to our association as well as to Dihoma Village community as a whole. We wish him all the best in future endeavours. Sd/- Vipulhou Lhoungu, President, DVGOK K-1336


The Kivikhu Village Union Zunheboto with immense joy, pride and honour would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Mr. Ninoto Awomi, S/o Kiyeho Awomi for the newly elected President of the Naga Student's Federation (NSF) 2019-2021. The Union wishes him the very best in his future endeavors and prays that God Almighty bless him with long life and all success in his leadership Khevishe Zhimomi Bokato Muru Chairman, KVUZ Secretary, KVUZ K-1338

Derby’s victory was all the more impressive given Lampard’s sixth-placed side had only just scraped into the playoffs. Wednesday’s match between two of English football’s leading clubs of the early 1970s came after Leeds’ defeat of Derby in January was overshadowed by the ‘spygate’ affair that saw manager Marcelo Bielsa admit he had sent a member of his staff to ‘spy’ on a Rams training session before the game. Leeds took a 24thminute lead on the night through Stuart Dallas after Kalvin Phillips’ free-kick came back off the post. Derby though equalised on the night just before half-time when substitute Marriott capitalised on a mix-up between Leeds defender Liam Cooper and goalkeeper Kiko Casilla moments after coming on. They draw level on aggregate straight after the break when Harry Wilson played in Mason Mount,






With immense pride and honor, The Phühgimi Students’ Union extend our heartiest congratulations to all the bona fide members who successfully cleared the HSLC & HSSLC examination 2019 respectively in the recent declared NBSE & CBSE results. The Union further wishes them all success in their future endeavors.


With immense pride and joy the family of CSHSS extend or hearty congratulation to all the successful students of HSLC & HSSLC Examination 2019 for bringing laurel to our school. HSLC: T-Appeared – 22, T-Passed – 22 1st Div – 18 2nd Div – 04 Distinction: Mr. Imrichiba (Environmental Education) HSSLC: T-Appeared – 33, T-Passed – 30 1st Div – 11, 2nd Div – 14, 3rd Div – 5 Distinction: 1. Mr. Artangba Jamir (Education) 2. Miss Pangertila (Education) 3. Miss Lanukumla (Education & English) Further the family of CSHSS wishes them success in their future endeavours. Sd/Principal MKC-225



L o n d o n, M ay 1 6 (AFP): Jack Mar riott scored twice as he started and finished a dramatic revival that saw Derby County beat Leeds United 4-2 on Wednesday to complete a 4-3 aggregate comeback win and reach the English Championship play-off final. Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard is now one game away from taking the Rams back into the lucrative Premier League in his first season as a manager, with Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion their opponents at Wembley on May 27. Leeds, already 1-0 up from the first leg, scored first in front of their own fans at Elland Road on Wednesday. But Marriott’s first goal seconds before halftime got the Rams back into contention and he settled a match which ended with both sides down to 10 men by scoring again five minutes from full-time.

which players could be on their way out as the transfer window opens for business. Teams in the English top flight can now splash the cash until the market slams shut on August 8.

Tottenham need to rebuild their midfield and strengthen down the spine plus add more energy in wing and fullback positions. They will still look for age and re-sale value while taking some tough decisions on who can go. Who goes may also determine whether they add more homegrown players as their foreign quota became too high last season. Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon is expected to arrive while Bournemouth’s Ryan Sessegnon is expected David Brooks and Jack Grealish of to move to Tottenham from Aston Villa have been discussed. Fulham


Derby striker Marriott produced a cool chipped finish late on to secure victory and book Derby’s place in the play-off final

Premier League titles. All of the ‘Big Six’ are expected to have busy summers as they look to strengthen over the coming months. Here, Sportsmail have outlined their targets, strategy and

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Pragya’s Godse patriot remark; EC issues notice

NEW DELHI, MAY 16 (AGENCIES): Hours after BJP’s Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur called Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a patriot, the Election Commission sought a factual report from the Madhya Pradesh chief electoral officer by Friday morning, reports News 18 . Responding to a question on actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan’s comments that Godse was the “first terrorist of free India”, Thakur said, “Nathuram Godse ek deshbhakt the, hain aur rahenge (Nathuram Godse was a patriot, is a patriot, and will always remain one).” “Those calling him a terrorist should see inside their own self and a befitting reply would be given to such people in the elections,” said Thakur, while campaigning for her party’s candidate in Agar Malwa. As Thakur’s remarks invited sharp responses from the Congress and other political parties, senior BJP leader and publicity in-charge of Thakur’s campaign Hitesh Vajpayee said Mahatma Gandhi was well-respected in the country and the BJP would not entertain any disrespect to his image.

National Conference’s Omar Abdullah also slammed the comment. He said, “If the killer of the father of the nation is a patriot does that make Mahatma Gandhi antinational?” KT Rama Rao, working president of the Te-

BJP condemns Pragya's praise for Nathuram Godse, asks her to apologise Pragya Singh Thakur (File)

Senior party leader GVL Narasimha Rao said the BJP condemned the statement and did not agree with it. “The party will ask her for clarification, she should apologise publicly for this statement,” he added. Later, she tendered an apology to the Madhya Pradesh BJP unit. “I believe in my organisation, I work for it, and the party’s line is my line,” Thakur said. Congress media cell in-charge Narendra Saluja said, “She had also made a mockery of late Hemant Karkare’s martyrdom and now she has spoken in this manner about Mahatma Gandhi’s killer. T h i s ex h i b i t s t h e Bharatiya Janata Party’s ideology and also exposes

what kind of candidates the party has fielded in the Lok Sabha election.” The party’s candidate from Bhopal Digvijaya Singh, who is contesting against Thakur, described the comments as sedition. “Modi, Amit Shah and the state BJP should give their statements and apologise to the nation. I condemn this statement, Nathuram Godse was a killer, glorifying him is not patriotism, it is sedition.” This is not the first time that Thakur had made controversial statements. She invited the ire of the Election Commission for her remark on the Babri Masjid demolition as well as faced criticism for claiming that 26/11 hero Hemant Karkare died because of her “curse”.

The BJP on Thursday condemned its Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate Pragya Singh Thakur's praise for Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as "patriot" and asked her to tender a public apology. "We completely disagree with her statement with regard to Mahatma Gandhi. We strongly condemn this statement. The party will seek clarification from her as to why she gave this. It would be proper for her to seek and tender a public apology for her objectionable statement," BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao said in a statement. Thakur, an accused in the Malegaon blast case, ignited a fresh controversy Thursday by claiming that Godse "is and will remain a patriot". Talking to a news channel in Madhya Pradesh, she said, "Nathuram Godse was a deshbhakt (patriot), he is and will remain a deshbhakt. Those calling him a terrorist should instead look at themselves. They will be given a befitting reply in this election." Thakur said this in response to a question over actorturned-politician Kamal Haasan's remarks that free India's first extremist was a Hindu, a reference to Godse. This is not the first time her extreme views have embarrassed the BJP after it fielded her from Bhopal against Congress leader Digvijay Singh, projecting her as a "victim" of the UPA government's "fake Hindu terror" theory. She was earlier forced to apologise after claiming that IPS officer Hemant Karkare, who was killed by terrorists during the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, died as she had cursed him after her arrest in Malegaon blast case.

EC abdicated constitutional duty by campaign ban: Congress

Yogi asks vote in name of Ram temple, Triple Talaq

on the actions of constitutional bodies. “But we are deeply saddened to say that Election Commission of India has completely lost its Independence and abdicated its constitutional integrity. “ The party also said that the “unchecked and brazen violence and arson by BJP” in West Bengal on Sunday deserved strict action against Shah. Sur jewala said the country has witnessed how, despite repeated complaints, the EC has not banned NaMo TV -- a propaganda machine of the BJP “India also witnessed how the Prime Minister publicly mocked the EC about complaints being made to it as he violated every letter and word in the MCC (model code of conduct), everyday. “The flagrant and ugly display of wealth by the ruling BJP drew no response from EC as a constitutional watchdog. Has the watchdog become subservient to the machinations of the ruling dispensation?” he asked. He said the Congress party had filed over 11 complaints with the EC against Modi and Shah. “Despite clear dissent in EC’s ranks, and it being a clear cut case of brazen violation of the MCC, it meekly surrendered to the whims of Modi and Shah. Has the MCC now become a Modi Code of Misconduct to be applied to BJP’s political opponents, with total immunity for PM and BJP President?” Surjewala wondered.

Pa t n a , M ay 1 6 (IANS): Uttar Pradesh C h i e f M i n i s t e r Yo g i Adityanath has sought votes for Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, the BJP candidate from the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar, in the name of Ram temple and Triple Talaq. “Ravi Shankar Prasad is the best advocate of Ram temple and it was he who should be credited for the Triple Talaq bill. Give him your support and votes,” Yogi told an election meeting here on Wednesday night. Yogi said lakhs of Ram ‘bhakts’ needed a leader like Prasad who had been fighting legally for the construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya. The Chief Minister urged Muslim voters to support the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the cause of Triple Talaq. Prasad is contesting the election after the BJP denied ticket to incumbent MP Shatrughan Sinha, who is now the Congress candidate. Since 2012, Prasad has been a Rajya Sabha member of the BJP from Bihar.

NEW DELHI, MAY 16 (AGENCIES): Terming the prohibition of campaigning in West Bengal a “dark spot on India’s democracy”, the Congress on Thursday accused the Election Commission (EC) of “completely abdicating” its constitutional duty” to ensure a level playing field and said the EC should submit before the people and answer for its conduct and actions. Addressing the media here, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala asked if the EC has become a “helpless pawn” in the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah. “Every citizen is questioning the independence, impartiality, objectivity and fairness of the Election Commission today. Has EC become a mere helpless pawn in the hands of the Modi-Shah duo? “As democracy is under attack from the ruling BJP, time for EC to submit before people of India, instead of being stifled by PM Modi and answer its action and conduct to people of India,” he said. The Congress leader said the EC prohibiting campaigning in West Bengal is a “dark spot on India’s democracy and institutions of oversight like the EC”. In an unprecedented decision on Wednesday, the poll panel ordered that campaigning for the final round of the Lok Sabha polls on Sunday will end in West Bengal at 10 p.m. on Thursday. Surjewala noted that the order has been planned

langana Rashtra Samithi, said irrespective of her political affiliation, Thakur should tender an apology for insulting Gandhi. “She should speak within the framework of our Constitution and refrain from making such derogatory remarks,” Rao said.

R.S Surjewala (File)

in such a way that Modi’s rallies in the state were not affected. “Election Commission has completely abdicated its constitutional duty under Article 324 to ensure level playing field, besides negating the due process under Article 14 (equality before the law) and Article 21 (protection of life and personal liberty) of India’s Constitution,” he said. “This appears to be Election Commission’s parting gift to Modi and the BJP, in order to ensure that the two pre-announced election rallies of Modi at Mathurapur and Dum Dum in the afternoon and evening today (Thursday) are not hit by the EC’s order,” Surjewala added. He said that instead of punishing the goons and hooligans of the BJP led by party President Shah, “the Election Commission is punishing democracy, per se. It has created a fear psychosis by admitting EC’s inability to hold a free and fair polls. The order of the EC is an unpardonable betrayal of the Constitution.” Surjewala also said the Congress, “as a responsible political party”, has never cast unwarranted aspersions

Yogi Adityanath

4 militants, soldier among 6 killed in three Valley gunfights

Srinagar, May 16 (IANS): Four militants, including a top Jaish-e-Mohammad commander, as well as a soldier and a civilian were killed and four others injured in three gunfights between security forces and militants across the Kashmir Valley on Thursday. In the first gunfight in Dalipora village of Pulwama district, three Jaish militants, including a top commander who had masterminded the 2017 attack on a CRPF camp, a soldier and a civilian were killed, police said. “The slain militants have been identified as two locals, Naseer Pandit and Umar Mir and Pakistani national Khalid Bhai. Khalid was a top JeM commander and had masterminded the 2017 attack on the CRPF camp in Lethpora in which five troopers were killed,” a police source said. The civilian victim was identified as Rayees Ahmad Dar, son of the owner of the house where the militants were hiding. His brother, Muhammad Younis, sustained a gunshot injury. According to the sources, two soldiers were also injured in the exchange of firing. Giving details of the

Narendra Modi (File)

Minister - she believes that Pakistan Prime Minister is her Prime Minister. I am going to West Bengal today and will tell the nation about the kind of anarchy that has been spread there.” Modi said that if Didi

(Mamata) had her way, she would not even allow his helicopter to land or his rally to take place. Her party workers disrupted the roadshow of BJP President Amit Shah and vandalized the statue of Ishwar Chand

Vidyasagar, he stated. Lashing out at the SP-BSP alliance, the Prime Minister said, “This is an opportunistic alliance which was forged in an air-conditioned room in Lucknow. These leaders are cut off from ground realities and have forgotten their party workers.” He said the nation knew that the ‘Modi hatao’ slogan was just an excuse and the real purpose was to hide their corruption. “Those with 8 seats, 10 seats and 30 seats are now aspiring to become the Prime Minister but they do not know that the country has decided “Phir ek baar, Modi sarkaar”, he added.

atrocities in the area. Many terror crime cases were registered against him”. Amid massive clashes near the gunfight site and adjoining areas, authorities imposed curfew in Pulwama town and suspended mobile internet services. Mobile internet speed was also reduced in Srinagar city to prevent uploading of inflammatory pictures and posts. In another gunfight in Handew village of Shopian district, a militant was killed while a soldier was injured. Police said firing exchanges have stopped but the search operation is still going on. Following specific information about the presence of militants, troops of the army’s counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles and the Special Operations Group of the state police launched a cordon and search operation in Handew village, but came under fire from the hiding militants and retaliated. The third gunfight took place in Kandi forest area of Kupwara district. Security forces surrounded the forest area after intelligence inputs about the presence of a group of militants there.

LS polls: 6 of top 10 richest candidates from Congress

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS): Of the top 10 richest candidates in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, six are from the Congress, according to the National Election Watch (NEW) and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). While Ramesh Kumar Sharma, an Independent candidate from Patliputra in Bihar, is in pole position with declared assets worth over Rs 1,107 crore, the sec-

ond, third, fourth and fifth positions are captured by the Congress nominees. The second in the list is Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, the Congress candidate from Chevella in Telangana, with total asset of Rs 895 crore. Nakul Nath, the Congress nominee from Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh, is the third richest in the fray with assets worth Rs 660 crore, followed by another

Congressman H. Vasanthakumar in the fourth spot, who is contesting from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu with assets of over Rs 417 crore. With assets worth over Rs 374 crore, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, who is seeking re-election from Guna in Madhya Pradesh, occupies the fifth position. He was the richest candidate in the recently concluded sixth phase of polling.

YSR Congress Party’s (YSRCP) candidate from Vijayawada in Andhra Pardesh is in the sixth position with assets worth over Rs 347 crore. Congress leaders Uday Singh, contesting from Purnia in Bihar, and D.K. Suresh, contesting from Bangalore Rural in Karnataka, are seventh and eighth in the list with assets worth Rs 341 crore and Rs 338 crore, respectively.


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Mamata does not recognize me as PM: Modi

Mau (Uttar Pradesh), May 16 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee did not recognize him as her Prime Minister. Instead she treats the Pakistan Prime Minister as her Prime Minister. Addressing a rally in Mau in Uttar Pradesh, Modi said: “Those who are singing the tune of ‘Modi hatao’ are now becoming desperate. The expletives used against me by the opposition are increasing by the day. “The West Bengal Chief Minister does not acknowledge me as Prime

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tion about his conversation with the victim’s family, Gandhi said, “They spoke about justice. They will get justice and action will be taken against the people involved in the crime.” On charges levelled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that state government was negligent in the case, he said, “I am not here to do politics over the issue but to meet the family. The family will get ‘Nyay’ (justice).” He was earlier scheduled to arrive here Wednesday. On April 26, six miscreants accosted the woman and her husband on the Thanagazi-Alwar bypass and took them to an isolated place, where they allegedly raped her in front of him. An FIR was lodged on May 2 and the accused circulated a video clip of

‘Don’t need BJP’s money, Bengal will rebuild statue’

Mandirbazar (WB), May 16 (PTI): Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday Bengal does not need money from the BJP, it has enough resources to rebuild the Vidyasagar statue that was vandalised at a Kolkata college following Amit Shah’s roadshow. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a rally in Uttar Pradesh, had promised to install the statue at the same spot where it stood before being desecrated on Tuesday. Addressing a rally here, Banerjee said, “Modi has promised to rebuild the Vidyasagar statue in Kolkata. Why should we take their (BJP’s) money, Bengal has enough resources.” She also attacked the BJP, claiming that vandalising statues was one of its

Mamata Banerjee (File)

habits and that the party has done so in Tripura as well. “The BJP has destroyed 200-year-old heritage of West Bengal, those supporting the party will not be accepted by the society,” she warned. Hitting out at the saffron party over its social media posts, the Trinamool Congress supremo also said that the BJP had been spreading canards over Facebook and Twitter.

Shimla, May 16 (PTI): Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad on Thursday likened Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decisions to that of the controversial 14 century Delhi ruler Mohammad Bin Tughlaq. Criticising the 2016 demonetisation move, the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha alleged that Modi gave many ‘Tughlaqi farman’ (diktats) during his rule due to which common people suffered. “Modi changed the currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 with new currency notes as Tughlaq had done by issuing currency of brass and copper during his rule,” Azad told reporters. Tughlaq, who ruled the Delhi Sultanate for a short period of time in the 14th century, was known for his controversial decisions like shifting the capital of the Sultanate from Delhi to Daulatabad and introducing non-precious metal currency.

“Modi withdrew Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes during demonetisation claiming that it will check black money but later he circulated Rs 2,000 currency notes, which was contradictory in itself,” Azad said. The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister alleged that Modi took the decision of demonetisation “without getting the consent

Lu c k n ow M ay 1 6 (PTI): Rallying behind Mamata Banerjee, BSP supremo Mayawati Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah of targeting the West Bengal chief minister as part of a conspiracy and said it reflected a “dangerous attitude”. A day after the Election Commission curtailed campaigning in West Bengal, Mayawati charged that the poll body acted under pressure of the central government. Addressing a press conference here, she said, “Everyday we are getting some kind of news from Bengal for which the BJP and RSS are responsible.” “As far as election-related violence is concerned there, it can be seen clearly that BJP and the government

of the RBI governor and the cabinet”. Azad claimed that demonetisation and wrongly implemented Goods and Services Tax (GST) had adversely affected the economy especially small and medium scale industries due to which over 4.5 crore people became jobless. Talking about Pradhanmantri Fasal Beema Yojna, he claimed that the insurance companies were benefited “to the tune of Rs 3000 crores from this scheme implemented by Modi government, while only 45 per cent farmers were covered under this scheme”. “I asked in Parliament if this scheme has been implemented for the benefit of farmers or for insurance companies, but Modi did not give any reply,” he said.

Mayawati (File)

led by PM Narendra Modi and his chela (follower) BJP President Amit Shah, under a planned conspiracy, have been targeting the Mamata Banerjee government,” Mayawati said. “During Lok Sabha elections, Mamata Banerjee and her government are being targeted under a conspiracy to divert peoples attention from failures of the Modi government,” the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister charged. The manner in which

India supplies two helicopter gunships to Afghanistan

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS): As part of its assistance to Afghanistan, India on Thursday handed over two Mi-24 attack helicopters to Kabul to battle terrorism. The two helicopter gunships will replace the four supplied in 2015, giving more fire power to the Afghan armed forces. Indian ambassador to Afghanistan Vinay Kumar, acting Minister of Defense Asadullah Khalid, Air Force Commander Gen. Abdul Rahim Ramin and others attended the handing over ceremony at Kabul air base. India started supplying offensive military platforms to Afghanistan in recent years.


Notice is hereby given that the General Meeting of the Private College Association Nagaland (PCAN) will be held at Cornerstone College Dimapur on 18th May 2019 11:00 AM. To consider the agenda items below, all of our members are requested to be present at the meeting. Agenda :1. Tabling and approval of the Draft Constitution of PCAN. 2. Group Discussion and presentation on various topics. 3. Presentation of nominating Committee Report and approval of new office Bearers. (Dr. Sashi Meren) President (Interim) PCAN

M au ( UP ) , M ay 1 6 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said his government was committed towards Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s vision and promised to install his grand statue at the same spot in Kolkata where it was vandalised by “TMC goondas”. Lashing out at Mamata Banerjee, the prime minister said he was going for a rally in Dum Dum later in the day but was not sure if the West Bengal Chief Minister will allow his helicopter to land. “We have been witnessing the attitude of didi for long and now the country is also seeing it. Dedicated to the vision of Ishwar Chand Vidyasagar, our government will install a panchdhatu (made up of five metals) statue at the very spot and give a reply to TMC goondas,” he said while addressing a poll rally here. “The statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was broken by TMC goondas during the road show of BJP President Amit Shah. Those involved in this act should be given strong punishment,” the prime minister said. Kolkata witnessed wide-spread violence during BJP president Shah’s massive road show on Tuesday. A bust of 19th century Bengali icon Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was vandalised during the violence.

Mayawati comes out in support of Mamata

Azad equates Modi with Tughlaq

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Kovind had on March 23 administered the oath of office to Justice Ghose as the chairperson of Lokpal. Justice Ghose, 66, retired as the Supreme Court judge in May 2017. He had last served as a member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The Lokpal’s eight members were administered the oath by Justice Ghose on March 27. Former chief justices of different high courts -justices Dilip B Bhosale, Pradip Kumar Mohanty, Abhilasha Kumari and Ajay Kumar Tripathi -- had taken oath as judicial members of the Lokpal. Former first woman chief of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Archana Ramasundaram, ex-Maharashtra chief secretary Dinesh Kumar Jain, former IRS officer Mahender Singh and Gujarat cadre ex-IAS officer Indrajeet Prasad Gautam were sworn-in as the Lokpal’s non-judicial members. According to the rules, there is a provision for a chairperson and a maximum of eight members in the Lokpal panel. Of these, four need to be judicial members. The Lokpal Act, which envisages appointment of a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states to look into cases of corruption against certain categories of public servants, was passed in 2013.

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the ‘guru’ and ‘chela’ are after the Mamata Banerjee government is also indicative of a “dangerous attitude which is not only wrong but unjustified,” she said. “Such a conspiracy to defame Mamata Banerjee and her government is unbecoming of a PM,” she said. Coming down hard on the poll body, she said, “It is unfortunate that the Election Commission acted under pressure of the Centre in curtailing electioneering in West Bengal while the PM could address two rallies today”. It is now clear that under the present Chief Election Commissioner, Lok Sabha elections are not being held in a free and fair manner, Mayawati charged. The Election Commission curtailed campaigning in West Bengal under pres-

sure of central government, she further charged. The Election Commission on Wednesday ordered campaigning in nine West Bengal constituencies to end at 10 PM on Thursday, a day before its scheduled deadline, in the wake of violence between BJP and TMC workers in Kolkata. Deputy Election Commissioner Chandra Bhushan Kumar had said thta it was for the first time that such an action has been taken using constitutional powers of the poll panel. The EC’s action came after parts of Kolkata witnessed widespread violence during BJP president Amit Shah’s massive road show in the city. A bust of 19th century Bengali icon Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar was also vandalised during the violence.

gans are today frustrated. Uttar Pradesh has made their arithmetic all wrong and so their abuses have increased”. “Actually the country has come to know the truth of these mahamilavatis... they all know that Modi hatao was just a slogan but actually their aim is to hide their corruption,” he said, adding they somehow want a ‘khichdi’ and weak government which can be “blackmailed” as per their needs. “SP-BSP have made an opportunistic alliance. They have struck a deal at the top but on the ground their workers are still attacking each other,” he said. “They are mistaken in thinking that SP and BSP votes will be transferred. They take some castes as their slaves,” he said, adding it appears they did not understood situation in 2014, 2017 polls but will now understand in 2019 that castes should not be treated as slave.

Only 48% Lok Sabha candidates are graduate: ADR

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS): Only 48 per cent of the candidates contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha polls have declared graduation and above educational qualifications, according to the National Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). The ADR analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 7,928 of the 8,049 Lok Sabha candidates. “121 candidates were not analysed due to unavailability of their clear and complete affidavits on the EC website at the time of making this report,” the ADR said. Of the 7,928 candidates, 3,808 (48 per cent) have declared graduation

and above educational qualifications. “While 3,477 (44 per cent) candidates have declared their educational qualifications between Class V and Class XII pass, 3,808 (48 per cent), graduation and above,” the ADR said. While 253 candidates have declared themselves to be just literate, 163 candidates are illiterate. In terms of age, 62 per cent candidates were aged between 25 years and 50 years. “While 4,941 (62 per cent) candidates have declared their age to be between 25 years and 50 years, 2,932 (37 per cent) candidates are aged between 51 years and 80 years,” the ADR said.




The Kuzhami Baptist Fellowship, Dimapur Darogapathar Cordially invites you to the Dedication Service of the Worship Hall on 18th May, 2019 at 12 Noon, (Saturday). Your presence and prayers will highly be valued and appreciated. Place :- Darogapathar Vill. 'C' Block Dimapur. Programme Committee KBF, Dimapur


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Modi charged that “anarchy” was spread by TMC workers during his earlier meetings in West Midnapore and Thakurnagar. “In Cooch Behar in Bengal where a dais was to be set up for my rally, didi got a grand dais made for her party. I have been seeing this attitude of didi since long but now the country is seeing it,” he said. “I have a rally in Dum Dum. Let us see if didi allows it. If she has her way she will not allow the helicopter to land, Modi said. Hitting back at BSP supremo Mayawati, who had attacked him over violence in West Bengal, Modi said, “The manner in which the West Bengal government has been targeting UPiites, Biharis and those from Purvanchal, I thought behenji will give a befitting reply but she is more concerned about power”. Lashing out at the SPBSP alliance, he said those raising “Modi-hatao slo-

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The Dimapur Yachem Students' Union takes immense pride and honour to extend our heartiest congratulations to all the bonafide members of the union and also to the members of Dimapur Phom Students' Union who have successfully cleared in the recently declared HSLC/HSSLC examinations 2019 under NBSE/CBSE. The union further wishes them all the best for their future endeavours. N. Chingmei Phom President


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We the SGKD convey our heartiest congratulation to all the successful candidate of HSLC & HSSLC exam 2019 of our village. We wish you all a bright future ahead. Hoshika Zhimo President, SGKD

Khekato Zhimo Secretary, SGKD


Jaipur, May 16 (PTI) : Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday met a Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in front of her husband in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, party sources said. Gandhi was accompanied by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, deputy CM Sachin Pilot and Congress national general secretary Avinash Pandey, they said. “Such things will not be tolerated. The victim will get justice. The moment I got to know about the incident, I called Gehlot ji and told him that I want to come. This is not a political issue for me but an emotional issue,” Gandhi told reporters here. He said, a message should go across the country, not just in Rajasthan that “this will not be tolerated.” Responding to a ques-

New Delhi, May 16 (PTI): The central government will soon come out with a format for lodging a complaint with anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal, officials said Thursday. As per norms, a complaint shall be filed in the prescribed form to be notified by the central government. “The form will be made public soon,” a senior Personnel Ministry official said. Although the form for filing a complaint has not yet been notified, Lokpal decided to scrutinise all the complaints received in its the office till April 16, 2019, in whatever form they were sent, according to the anticorruption ombudsman’s website which was inaugurated Thursday. “After scrutiny, complaints that did not fall within the mandate of the Lokpal were disposed off and complainants are being informed accordingly,” it said, without giving details of the complaints. The website -- www. -- was inaugurated by Lokpal chairperson Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose in the presence of all the eight members of the anti-corruption ombudsman. As per the website, the office of Lokpal is at ‘The Ashok’ hotel in Chanakyapuri in the national capital. President Ram Nath

Modi says TMC damaged Vidyasagar statue, vows to install new one



FELICITATION The Dimapur Mangmetongtsür Telongjem, with immense pride and honour extends our heartiest congratulations to Miss Ketiyala Imchen, D/o Er. Charlie Imchen and Mrs Imonenla for securing Nagaland top 3rd position with 96.2% in AISSCE 2019 (Arts Stream) from Delhi Public School, Dimapur. May the Almighty God bless you and guide you in your future endeavour. The union also congratulates all the successful students in the recently declared NBSE and CBSE exam 2019 and wishes everyone a bright future. Dr. Sentila President

C. Limala Gen. Secretary


Rahul Gandhi talks to press after meeting Alwar gang–rape victim.

the crime on May 4. Subsequently, five accused, who allegedly raped the woman, and the one who shot and circulated the video clip, have been arrested. The incident triggered widespread protests in Alwar, Jaipur, Dausa and nearby areas and a protest march led by BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Kirori Lal Meena had turned violent in Dausa on Tuesday, leaving over half-adozen people injured. Prime Minister Modi, BSP supremo Mayawati and other leaders have condemned the incident. Hitting out at PM Modi, Chief Minister Gehlot said, “Entire country knows he (Modi) is doing politics. He speaks lie, which is unfortunate. The entire BJP is holding protest, it shows who is indulging in politics.” Clarifying on government action in the gang-rape case, the CM said, “The FIR in the case was lodged on May 2. Charge sheet in the case will be filed in next seven days. For the victim a job will be managed.” Gehlot announced to divide Alwar into two districts for policing. “Alwar is a critical district. We have done a study. Crime in the district is more than any other district. Looking into which we have decided to divide the district in two parts for policing,” he said.

Govt to make format to lodge complaints with Lokpal

The VSU congratulates Vimeyienu Kiso for being placed within the top 20% in the HSSLC 2019 exam with 88.80%. The Union also congratulate the following members for successfully clearing the HSLC and HSSLC exam 2019. HSLC HSSLC 1) Mezingono Kiso 1) Visieto Thaprü 2) Khrieletono Mere Kesiyie 2) Viphresül Natso 3) Neivozono Sechü 3) Khriesavizo Rote The Union congratulates SUO Vinole Kiso for participating in the Republic Day Camp (RDC) 2019 representing North East Region at Rajpat All India Best Cadet (AIBC) and representing North East Region (NER) in Flag Briefing. Also, The Union is extremely delighted for her successful participation and selection in Youth Exchange Programme (YEP) during the Republic Day Camp 2019 Kekhriesel Natso Viselhounuo Sechü President General Secretary


Rahul Gandhi meets Alwar gang-rape victim

Nagaland Post, Dimapur FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019



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Trump declares national emergency over IT threats L o n d o n, M ay 1 6 (Agencies): President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from “foreign adversaries”. He signed an executive order which effectively bars US companies from using foreign telecoms believed to pose national security risks, BBC reported. The order does not name any company, but is believed to target Huawei. The Chinese tech giant said restricting its business in the US would only hurt American consumers and companies. Several countries, led by the US, have raised concerns in recent months that Huawei products could be used by China for surveillance, allegations the company has vehemently denied. The US has been pressuring allies to shun Huawei in their next generation 5G mobile networks. In a separate development, the US commerce department added Huawei to its “entity list”, a move that bans the company from acquiring technology from

Donald Trump (File)

US firms without government approval. The moves are likely to worsen tensions between the US and China, which had already escalated this week with tariff hikes in a trade war. Huawei has been at the epicentre of the US-China power struggle that has dominated global politics over the past year. According to a White House statement, Mr Trump’s order aims to “protect America from foreign adversaries who are actively and increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in information and communications technology infrastructure and services”. It gives the secretary of commerce the power to “prohibit transactions pos-

ing an unacceptable risk to the national security”, the statement adds. The move was instantly welcomed by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, who called it “a significant step toward securing America’s networks”. The US had already restricted federal agencies from using Huawei products and has encouraged allies to shun them, while Australia and New Zealand have both blocked the use of Huawei gear in 5G networks. In April 2018 another Chinese tech company, ZTE, was barred from buying US parts after it was placed on the same “entity list”. It resumed business after reaching a deal with the US in July. Huawei has said its work does not pose any threats and that it is independent from the Chinese government. “Restricting Huawei from doing business in the US will not make the US more secure or stronger,” the company said in a statement.

2 Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga

Kathmandu, May 16 (PTI): Two Indian climbers have died in Nepal due to altitude ailments after one of them successfully scaled Mount Kanchenjunga, the world's third tallest peak, an official said Thursday. Biplab Baidya (48) and Kuntal Karar (46) died Wednesday night above Camp IV after they were unable to continue their descent from near the 8,586-meter summit due to hypothermia and snowblindness. "Biplab made it successfully to the summit point while Kuntal fell sick on his way. The Indian duo died while climbing down from the peak," Mira Acharaya, a staffer at Nepal's Ministry of Tourism team deployed at the base camp, told PTI. The incident occurred when the duo were being brought to Camp IV from an altitude of 8,400 metres through a herculean rescue operation carried out by Project Possible team leader Nirmal 'Nims' Purja along with the fellow members.

Refugees in Sri Lanka fear for safety amid violence Colombo, May 16 (IANS): More than 1,100 refugees and asylum seekers in Sri Lanka have been forced to flee their homes due to violent attacks on religious minorities following the Easter Sunday bombings and are living in precarious makeshift shelters in the country, Amnesty International said on Thursday. The refugees and asylum seekers “had hoped to find safety in Sri Lanka after fleeing the violence of bigoted mobs in their own countries. Now, they are faced with the same fears that forced them here, leaving them unable to leave their shelters where they languish in dire conditions,” South Asia Director at Amnesty International Biraj Patnaik said in a statement. Since the April 21 attacks on three churches, three luxury hotels and two other locations that left over 250 people dead and hundreds wounded, tensions between the Muslim community and the Buddhist majority of the country have escalated.

Theresa May under pressure to set her departure date


18.03.1987 - 17.05.2014 "Remembering you is easy we do it every day but missing you is the heartache that never goes away." Loving mom, sisters & relatives DP-3921


of our dearest mother


(05-11-1954 to 17-05-2018) Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there; I do not sleep. I am the thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die. ____________________________________________ Forever in our hearts... Dearest husband, children and grandchildren; And, your beloved mum, brothers and sisters; In-laws and all family members.

According to Amnesty, the refugees, many of whom are from Pakistan or Afghanistan, are temporarily living in overcrowded community centres and a police station. They lack proper places to sleep, clean and adequate sanitation facilities, access to medical attention to treat illnesses that have proliferated in the makeshift shelters, Amnesty said. The refugees and asylum-seekers include Ahmadi Muslims, Shias and Christians from Pakistan, Shia Hazaras from Afghanistan and political refugees from Iran and Pakistan,

18-03-1964 to 10-05-2019 We, the bereaved family and relatives of Late Langpong Chang would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to each and every individual, churches, villages, friends, colony people, organizations who stood by us morally, spiritually, physically, financially and through unceasing prayers and support during the time of his prolonged illness till his last breath. Words alone cannot express our deep appreciation for all the immense support at this difficult time. Though we cannot thank you all personally, it is our humble prayer that the Lord bless each and everyone of you abundantly. Loving Wife, Children and Relatives K-1350

according to the human rights organization. The refugees told Amnesty that the violence erupted after a rumour that Pakistanis were behind the Easter killings, which the authorities blame on local Islamist groups National Thowheed Jamath and Jammiyathul Millathu Ibrahim. “There was a group of men who came, some of them carrying sticks with nails in them. Some of them were drunk. They said that we were Pakistanis and that we had to leave the area within two hours,” Naseem John, 57, a Pakistani Catholic from

Karachi, told Amnesty. “We said that we are also Catholics, like the victims killed in the church. They said, ‘It doesn’t matter, you’re still Pakistani. You have to leave,’” he added. Habib-ur-Rehman, 35, a Pakistani asylum-seeker, said: “We feel safe here (in the police station), but are too fearful to go outside. The police have said they can protect us here, but not outside.” The UN refugee agency has so far unsuccessfully attempted to relocate some of the refugees and asylumseekers to other locations inside Sri Lanka. They have been turned away three times. Following the carnage, Muslim religious authorities decided to temporarily suspend the weekly Friday congregational prayers amid fears of retaliatory attacks. “The Sri Lankan government has a responsibility to ensure that these people have their dignity restored immediately,” said the South Asia Director at Amnesty International.


of our beloved Late Temjenlepden



L o n d o n, M ay 1 6 (IANS): UK Prime Minister Theresa May will meet senior Conservative MPs later on Thursday who are demanding that she set a date for her departure from Downing Street, the media reported. The Prime Minister, who is under growing pressure from her own MPs to stand aside, will meet the executive of the backbench 1922 Committee -- an elected body of MPs which represents backbenchers and also oversees leadership contests -- to discuss her future, the BBC reported. Existing rules mean she cannot be formally challenged until December. In the meeting on Thursday, the senior Conservative MPs are expected to press her to set out her departure timetable, regardless of whether Parliament backs her Brexit withdrawal agreement. After the talks with May, the executive will hold another meeting where changes to the leadership rules could be discussed again. MP Peter Bone produced a letter from Conservative activists in the Commons on Wednesday, saying they had lost confidence in May and want her to resign before European elections on May 23. They view the deal that May has reached with the EU as “worse than staying in the European Union”, he said. May’s former chief of staff, Nick Timothy, writing in his Telegraph column, said the Prime Minister must “accept that the game is up”. She should “do her duty and stand aside” in order to avoid a “national humiliation” and save the Conservative Party, he said. Geoffrey CliftonBrown, treasurer of the 1922 Committee, said: “What I would like to see is her set out a timetable to trigger a leadership contest.”

liament in his opinion has lost people's trust. The inauguration next Monday gives Zelenskiy a window of seven days to disband parliament early. Otherwise, the parliament will complete its term that runs out in November. Zelenskiy beat the incumbent president at the runoff last month, winning 73 percent of the vote.

Refugees fear for their safety amid appalling conditions at overcrowded and unsanitary shelters.


Parl sets date for Zelenskiy’s inauguration

M OSCOW, M ay 1 6 (Agencies): Ukraine's parliament has voted to swear the new president into office next week, opening the possibility of a snap parliamentary election. The Supreme Rada on Thursday voted overwhelmVolodymyr Zelenskiy ingly to set the date for Volodymyr Zelenskiy's in- with no political experience, auguration for May 20. Zel- has said that he will seek an enskiy, a popular comedian election as the current par-



We the bereaved family of Lt. Z Chumchamo Humtsoe (Constable, Excise Department, Nagaland) express our gratitude to individuals, churches, organisations and well wishers who stood by us physically, financially, materially and morally during the sudden demise of our beloved son. We convey our special thanks to: 1. Wokha Town Baptist Church. 2. Humtsoe Student Union, Kohima. 3. Kohima Lotha Baptist Church. 4. Humtsoe Union, Wokha Town. 5. Excise Field Staff Association, Dimapur. 6. Excise Staff, Wokha. 7. Department of Excise, Phek. 8. Rachan Council, Wokha. 9. Rachan ELOE Ekhung. 10. Rachan Youth Organisation, Wokha. 11. Tchyuro Colony, Wokha. 12. Blue Hill Colony, Wokha. 13. Chanka Colony, Wokha. Born : 29-10-1988 14. GA/Project Yankho Khumshum. Died : 12-05-2019 15. Shri. Y.M. Humtsoe and Family. We regret our inability to thank personally but we are deeply indebted for your generosity, prayers and kindness. May our Almighty God Bless You all abundantly. Loving wife, children, family members and relatives




Late Mr. James Sumi (27th AR D.Coy) Born on - 29th January 1986 Died on - 8th May 2019

Through this column, we the family members of Late James Sumi wishes to acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy and gesture of kindness shown to us following our sad loss on 8th May 2019 at NEIGHRIMS, Shillong, Meghalaya. We offer our heartfelt thanks to our friends, neighbors, relatives, members of the churches and well wishers from different villages and organizations who stood by the side of the bereaved family. We are grateful to you for your prayers and gifts. May our Almighty Loving God shower His blessings abundantly to each and everyone. DP-3900

Loving family members.

Born: 10th Sep 1948 – Died: 13th May 2019 We, the bereaved family members of Lt. Rusokhrie Chise would like to express our sincere and profound gratitude to each and every individual, friends, relatives and neighbours who stood by us physically, financially, materially and through prayer support during the time of his illness and sad demise. We also convey our special thanks to: 1. CRC, Pezielietsie, Kohima. 2. NCRC, Gariphema . 3. NCRC, Gariphema Basa. 4. Pezielietsie Colony, Kohima. 5. Gariphema Chazou Krotho, Kohima. 6. NU Tenyidie Dept., Kohima. 7. Women Prayer House, Pezielietsie, Kohima. 8. Thevoma Union, Gariphema. 9. Phezou Kiko, Gariphema. 10. Usutomi Union. 11. Kangching Union. 12. Doctors, Nurses Zion Hospital and Research Centre, Dimapur. 13. Kalvary Church Tenyiphe, Dimapur. 14. Gethsemane Prayer House Tenyiphe, Dimapur. 15. Gariphema Kuda Union. We regret our inability to thank each and every individual but pray that Almighty God bless each and every one of you. Loving wife, children, in-laws, grand children and relatives. K-1346





World’s most mysterious text is finally cracked B T ristol academic deciphers lost language of 600-year-old Voynich manuscript to reveal astrological sex tips, herbal remedies and other pagan beliefs For 600 years it has steadfastly refused to give up its secrets and has beaten some of the world’s most brilliant brains, including Alan Turing. Experts variously claimed that the Voynich manuscript - known as the ‘world’s most mysterious text’ - contained codes, magic spells, alien messages and even communist propaganda. Eventually most agreed that it was either impossible to solve or else written in gibberish as an elaborate practical joke. But a linguistics expert from the University of Bristol has now cracked it - and it took him just two weeks. Dr. Gerard Cheshire worked out that it was written in a dead language - proto-Romance - and then by studying symbols and their descriptions he deciphered the meaning of the letters and words. He discovered that the manuscript contains


information on herbal remedies, therapeutic bathing and astrological readings about sex, matters of the female mind and parenting. It was written in accordance with the Catholic and Roman pagan religious beliefs of the time and has been carbon-dated to around the mid-15th century. Dr. Cheshire discovered that it was compiled by Dominican nuns as a source of reference for Maria of Castile, Queen of Aragon, who is the great aunt to

Catherine of Aragon. There are also images of Queen Maria (1401–58) and her court conducting trade negotiations whilst bathing as well as many other images of naked women bathing. It demonstrates that the spa lifestyle was highly regarded as a form of physical cleansing and spiritual communion, as well as a general means of relaxation and leisure. Also within the manuscript is a foldout illustrative map that helped Dr. Cheshire to date

and locate the origin of the manuscript. The map tells the story of a rescue mission, led by the Queen of Aragon, to save the victims of a volcanic eruption in the Tyrrhenian Sea in 1444 off the western coast of Italy. The Voynich manuscript, named after Wilfrid M Voynich, a Polish book dealer who bought the manuscript in 1912, was written in Central Europe in around the 15th century, according to academics. Its date, origin and language have been debated as vigorously as its puzzling drawings and undeciphered text featuring botanical and scientific drawings. Among those who have famously attempted to crack the code are Alan Turing and his colleagues at Bletchley Park and the FBI during the Cold War. The peer-reviewed paper, The Language and Writing System of MS408 (Voynich) Explained, is published in the journal Romance Studies. (Victoria Bell for mailonline)

GoT fans sign petition demanding final season remake

he finale of “Game of Thrones” season eight hasnt even aired yet and fans are already demanding a remake of the final season. Over 105,000 unhappy fans have signed a Change. org petition calling for a remake of the last season of HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy books, reports The petition titled “Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers”, was started earlier this week. According to the fan who started the petition, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have “proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (the books) to fall back on”. “This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO,” the petition concluded. (IANS)

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$91mn ‘Rabbit’ sculpture sets new auction record


stainless-steel figure titled, “Rabbit” by American artist Jeff Koons has become the most expensive work by a living artist after it was sold for more than $91 million at an auction here, smashing previous records. The just over 3 feet tall sculpture went under the hammer on Wednesday evening at the Christie’s auction house, reports CNN. Christie’s initially estimated that Koons’ faceless “Rabbit” would sell for between $50 and $70 million. But the winning bid came in at $80 million which, after auctioneer’s fees, resulted in a final sale price of $91,075,000. Prior to Wednesday’s sale, Christie’s had described the sculpture as “one of the most iconic works of 20thcentury art”. “It is crisp and cool in its appearance, yet taps into the visual language of childhood,” read a sale preview on the auction house’s website. “Its lack of facial features renders it inscru-

table, yet its form evokes fun and frivolity.” Koons’ 1986 sculpture is one from of an edition of three plus one artist’s proof. Another is kept at the Broad Foundation, in Los Angeles, while the third has been promised to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago by its owners, according to Christie’s. The edition featured in Wednesday’s auction came from the collection of the late media mogul S.I. Newhouse. It has not been publicly exhibited for more

than 30 years. The new record comes just six months after David Hockney’s “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” set a new benchmark for a living artist, when it sold for $90.3 million last November -- also at Christie’s. The British painter’s artwork had itself overtaken Koons’ “Balloon Dog (Orange)” sculpture, the previous record-holder, which went for $58.4 million in 2013. (IANS)

‘Thor’ actor Isaac Kappy commits suicide Film on Christchurch mosque shooting in the works


ctor Isaac Kappy, who got featured in the movie “Thor”, has committed suicide, according to Arizona Department of Public Safety. He was 42. K a p py d i e d a f t e r jumping off a bridge onto the highway near Flagstaff, Arizona, reports usatoday. com. He had played small roles in major movies. He played the pet store clerk in the 2011 blockbuster movie “Thor”. He had the role of Barbarossa in the 2009 “Terminator Salvation” and Garfunkel in the 2009 “Fanboys.” Kappy was also a member of of the band Monster Paws. Before his death, Kappy posted a message on Instagram via an account

without a blue tick, about US President Donald Trump and paedophiles. “Beware the man that has nothing to lose, for he has nothing to protect,” he captioned the note. “Over the course of the last week, through introspection that should have happened many years ago, I have come to some


stark revelations about my character. It is a testament to my utter ignorance that these revelations had not come sooner. ‘You see, I believed myself to be a good guy. I have not been a good guy. In fact, I have been a pretty bad guy throughout my life.” “I hope that the people of the world can utilize my folly in a positive light. That you all may use my mistakes as an example for personal growth. The lesson has come too late for me, but perhaps it can inspire you,” he said. (IANS)


film based on the terror attacks on Christchurch mosques in New Zealand that killed 51 people is to be directed by Egyptian filmmaker and academic Moez Masoud. Titled “Hello Brother”, the film will follow a family facing death and destruction in Afghanistan who escape with their lives. Their story meshes with that of the recent attacks by a 28-year-old white supremacist on the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic center, reports The shootings at the mosques claimed the lives of 51 worshipers and were partly live-streamed on social media. The title of the project is based upon the words of

Christchurch Mosque

2016. “ I n Christchurch, on March 15, the world witnessed an unspeakable crime against humanity. The story that ‘Hello Brother’ will bring to audiences is just one step in the healing process, so that we might all better understand

each other, and the root causes of hatred, racism, supremacy and terrorism,” Masoud said. Films covering terror attacks include Paul Greengrass’ Netflix film “July 22” and Norwegian helmer Erik Poppe’s “U - July 22”, both about Norwegian neo-Nazi terrorist Anders Behring Breivik’s massacre of 77 civilians in 2011. “Hello Brother” is said to be the first confirmed project about the Christchurch shootings. (IANS)

one of the victims. Masoud is a producer, Cambridge scholar and noted public speaker. His movie “Clash” was the opening film in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard in

Daeshin Academy Inauguration of Higher Secondary



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Nagaland Post, Dimapur FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019

Ajax beat De Graafschap to win Dutch league title



King’s Cup: Stimac names 37 probables for preparatory camp

New Delhi, May 16 lrinzuala. (IANS): Newly appointed The King’s Cup will be India football coach Igor followed by the IntercontiStimac has announced a nental Cup in July. list of 37 probables for the The list of 37 probapreparatory camp for the bles stays as follows: King’s Cup slated to be held Goalkeepers: Gurin Buriram, Thailand, from preet Singh Sandhu, Vishal June 5 to 8. Kaith, Amrinder Singh, The preparatory camp Kamaljit Singh will be held in New Delhi Defenders: Pritam from May 20. Kotal, Nishu Kumar, RaStimac said: “I re- hul Bheke, Salam Ranjan spected the choice of the Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, squad which represented Adil Khan, Anwar Ali (Jr), India in the AFC Asian Subhasish Bose, Narayan Cup UAE 2019. The rest of Das. the players have been added Midfielders: Udanta post my research watching Singh, Jackichand Singh, I-League and ISL matches. Brandon Fernandes, AnI found some players quite irudh Thapa, Raynier Ferinteresting, and have sum- nandes, Bikramjit Singh, moned them to the camp. Dhanpal Ganesh, Pronay S t r i k e r Je j e L a l - Halder, Rowllin Borges, pekhlua, who is likely to Germanpreet Singh, Vinit be operated in the third Rai, Sahal Abdul, Amarjit week of May, wasn’t con- Singh, Redeem Tlang, Lalsidered for the camp as lianzuala Chhangte, Nandwere a host of other players ha Kumar, Komal Thatal, like Halicharan Narzary Michael Soosairaj. Forwards: Balwant Ajax’s talented young side have caught the eye in a season where they were on for (knee injury), Mandar Rao Desai (hamstring injury), Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Jobby a treble. Ashique Kuruniyan (knee Justin, Sumeet Passi, FarAMSTERDAM, May month. Barcelona, and possibly injury), Narender Gehlot ukh Choudhary, Manvir 16 (Agencies): Ajax Ajax had been neck- several other players who (knee injury) and Jerry La- Singh. Amsterdam clinched the and-neck with PSV over are in demand following Dutch league title by fin- the last weeks, but made Ajax’s superb run to the ishing the season with a all but sure of the title on Champions League semi4-1 win at De Graafschap Sunday when they beat finals. on Wednesday. Utrecht while defending A j a x e n d e d w i t h London, May 16 (Agencies): Tottenham striker According to Reuters, champions PSV lost. 86 points and 119 goals Harry Kane is one of nine Champions League finalists they ended three points That allowed Ajax to scored in 34 games. PSV named in England’s initial 27-man squad for the inauclear of PSV Eindhoven, take a three-point advan- collected 83 points to gural Nations League finals despite his fitness being “an who won 3-1 at home to tage, plus a massive plus join them in next season’s unknown”. England captain Kane has not played since injuring Heracles Almelo on the 14 goal difference, into Champions League. last day of the campaign. Wednesday’s match. Fe y e n o o r d c a m e his left ankle in the first leg of Spurs’ Champions League Ajax’s first title since Dusan Tadic scored third after winning 4-1 quarter-final victory over Manchester City on 9 April. 2014 and a record-extend- twice against De Graafsc- at Fortuna Sittard, the “He’s working to be fit for the [Champions League] final,” ing 34th overall completed hap as Ajax said farewell last game in charge for said England manager Gareth Southgate. “We are keeping the double after they won to key midfielder Frenkie their coach Giovanni van that door open.” He added: “That’s one of the unknowns. We are going to look post-Champions League final.” the KNVB Cup earlier this de Jong, who is joining Bronckhorst.

Nations League: Kane in Eng squad

Chelsea thrash New England Revolution 3-0 in charity game

Barkley scored twice for the Blues on Wednesday as they won 3-0 at New England Revolution.

NEW YORK, May 16 (AFP): England international Ross Barkley scored twice as Chelsea cruised to a 3-0 victory over the New England Revolution in a charity friendly at Foxborough on Wednesday. Barkley calmly placed a low finish into the net after Pedro’s cross in the third minute to give Chelsea the lead. France striker Olivier Giroud then made it 2-0 for the Blues, nodding home David Zappacosta’s cross in the 29th minute. The Premier League side completed the scoring in the 62nd minute when Gonzalo Higuain’s shot

was diverted into the goal by Barkley. The only sour note on a straightforward assignment for Chelsea came in the second half, when Ruben Loftus-Cheek limped out of the action with what appeared to be an ankle injury. Wednesday’s game, which took place just three days after Chelsea concluded their gruelling Premier League campaign, was billed as the “Final Whistle

On Hate” with funds raised going to organisations who combat hate crimes. Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Revolution and New England Patriots NFL team, had joined forces with Chelsea’s Russian tycoon owner Roman Abramovich to arrange the match. A statement on Chelsea’s website said the game had raised $4 million for charities.

Khumalo first black African woman to scale Everest


before she arrives back to Base Camp and shares with everyone about her achievement,” they added. This was Khumalo’s fourth attempt to climb Everest, which at 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) is the highest peak on Earth. Bad weather in 2014 and a devastating earthquake in 2015 in Nepal held her back from reaching Everest’s peak. This journey is dedicated to Thandi Ndlovu Children’s Foundation which aims to help marginalized and orphaned children in South Africa. In 2012, Khumalo climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters) in Tanzania as well as Aconcagua (6,962 meters) in Argentina.


England ‘clear favourite’ to win Ashes: Vaughan




S y d n e y, M ay 1 6 (IANS): Former captain Michael Vaughan believes England are “clear favourite” to win the upcoming Ashes because of ECB’s decision to revert to older Dukes ball. The England and Wa l e s C r i c k e t B o a r d (ECB) last week decided not to use this summer’s batch of underwhelming Dukes cricket balls and revert to a batch from last year or 2017, which had a more pronounced seam. “I now have England as clear favourite to win the Ashes series but there is so much time between now and then that you don’t know who is going to be fit on both sides,” Sydney Morning Herald quoted Vaughan as saying. Vaughan said the return of Steve Smith and David Warner and the potential Australian attack have bolstered Australia’s chances, but the change of ball could ultimately prove to be a telling blow for the visitors. The five-match Ashes Test series will begin from August 1.

The AASL CLAN TOBU takes immense pride and honour to extend our heartiest congratulations to our bonafide members. 1. Dr. A.M POANGBA KONYAK on being conferred the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) in “Theology and Religion” at Manila Theological College. Philippines. 2. Mrs. C. YUMAH KONAK, Master of Christian Education (Educational Leadership and Management) at Manila Theological College, Philippines. We wish and pray that our Almighty God continue to bless you both with good health, wisdom and success in all endeavors. The Clan further congratulates all the successful candidates of HSLC & HSSLC Exam 2019 and wish them a bright future. (C.B THUBA KONYAK) (K.B PANGBET KONYAK) President, AASL Gen. Secy, AASL


day became the first black woman from the continent to reach Mount Everests summit. Khumalo has been mountaineering for charity and awareness purposes for about six years, as she has been raising funds for the education of her country’s children. “A short while ago, Saray N’kusi Khumalo reached the top of the world. With her birth in Zambia, Rwandan bloodline and now a South African, this sister of Africa has achieved her goal of becoming the first black woman from Africa to summit Mount Everest,” Summits with a Purpose, a platform founded by Saray Khumalo Khumalo in 2013, anJ o h a n n es b u r g , A f r i c a n m o u n t a i n e e r nounced on Facebook. “It will be two days May 16 (IANS): South Saray Khumalo on Thurs-





Nagaland Post, Dimapur FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019

Italian Open: Federer, Nadal, Osaka advance OBT: Stallions, Amplified, TMB in QFs Correspondent

Roger Federer ROME, May 16 (Agencies): Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Naomi Osaka advanced with routine wins in the first of their two matches at the Italian Open on Thursday. A rainout on Wednesday backed up play, causing the title contenders to try and win their doubleheaders as efficiently as possible to save energy.

Rafael Nadal Federer saved all seven break points he faced to beat Joao Sousa 6-4, 6-3, then was to play Borna Coric for a spot in the quarterfinals. “Good thing was this one was not that physical,” Federer said. “Borna is tough. I lost to him a couple of times last year.” E i g h t - t i m e Ro m e champion Nadal cruised

Sharapova pulls out of French Open with shoulder injury L o n d o n, M ay 1 6 (IANS): Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the upcoming French Open because of her long-standing shoulder injury. The 32-year-old has not played since pulling out of an event in her native Russia at the end of January and had a small operation in February, reports the BBC. The two-time Roland Garros champion announced on Instagram that she would not be participating in the tournament, which begins on May 26. “Withdrawing from the French Open today. Sometimes the right decisions aren’t always the easiest ones,” she posted. “In better news, I have returned to the practice court, and slowly building

Maria Sharapova the strength back in my shoulder. I really miss you Paris, until next year,” she added. Sharapova, who won the French title in 2012 and 2014, returned to the tour in April 2017 after serving a 15-month ban for taking the banned drug meldonium. She reached the quarter-finals of the French Open last year, losing 2-6, 1-6 to third seed Garbine Muguruza.

Naomi Osaka

past Jeremy Chardy 6-0, 6-1 and will meet Nikoloz Basilashvili. The top-ranked Osaka comfortably beat Dominika Cibulkova 6-3, 6-3 and will next face Mihaela Buzarnescu. Compared to his attacking display in Madrid last week, Federer’s defensive game was particularly sharp.

En route to breaking Sousa midway through the first set, Federer ran down a drop shot with a perfectly timed slide and replied with a delicate, angled put away. Federer fell behind 0-40 in the next game but then won five straight points to secure a 5-3 lead, closing out the service game with a stretch forehand cross-

court passing shot on the full run from the corner — drawing a loud roar from the Foro Italico crowd. Federer hit 25 winners to Sousa’s eight. Also, Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco rallied past fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. O t h e r s a dva n c i n g included Kei Nishikori, Diego Schwartzman, and Jan-Lennard Struff. Osaka, who can hold on to the No. 1 ranking by reaching the quarters, hit a whopping 44 winners and 12 aces. “My serve was really good,” Osaka said. “I just tried to be really calm.” Kiki Ber tens, last week’s Madrid Open winner, was tested in beating 17-year-old American qualifier Amanda Anisimova 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. Also advancing were Garbine Muguruza, Johanna Konta, and Kristina Mladenovic. Players were distracted by fighter jets above the Foro Italico rehearsing for an air display later. Players often appeared bothered by the noise and flybys.

Kohima, May 16 (NPN): Defending champions Stallions, St. Joseph College, Amplified, TMB, Taurus, Elite Basketball team and Team Orca entered the quarterfinals of the 11th Open Basketball Tournament (OBT) at Khuochiezie, Kohima Local ground on Thursday. The annual week-long tournament is organized by Suncity Kohima in association with the Nagaland Basketball Association. Stallions, Amplified, Taurus and Team Orca also remained undefeated in their league matches. While St. Joseph College, TMB won two matches out of three, Elite Basketball Team and Jumpers managed to win three out of four matches to qualify for knock out stages. On the last day of the league matches, Stallions thrashed Trouncers 73-34 to secure top spot in Pool-A. St. Joseph College with back to back win secured the second spot by overcoming Road Runners 47-29. From Pool-B, Ophidians lost to Amplified team 50-30. As a result, it made way for TMB to secure their

Players of Stallions (blue) and Trouncers in action at local ground Kohima on Thursday. (NP) second spot in Pool B. In Pool C, Taurus won all the league matches to secure the top spot. Taurus won their last match 41-21 against XLR8. Meanwhile, Elite Basketball team beat Backyard Ballers 61-20 to progress. Kohima Royals registered their second win against Backyard Ballers 59-43 but with Elite winning the third match both the team were out of the tournament joining XLR8. Team Orca registered their straight fourth victory over Art City Warrior 6026 to seal the top spot in

Pool-D. Playing two matches each, Tepenjem beat Last Kings 38-33 and Jumpers also won over Last Kings 57-26. In a must win for both team in the last league match of the day, Jumpers overcame Tepenjem 48-36 to enter quarterfinals. FRIDAY’S matches (QUARTERFINALS) 1st match: Stallions vs Jumpers (1pm) 2nd match: Orca vs St. Joseph College 3rd match: Taurus vs TMB 4th match: Amplified vs Elite Basketball Team

Lazio beat Atalanta; capture 7th Coppa Italia title

Rome, May 16 (IANS): Lazio scored a pair of late goals in a 2-0 victory over Atalanta in the final of the Coppa Italia, a victory that gives the Rome-based club its seventh title in that annual cup competition. Atalanta had been a thorn in Lazio’s side this season, defeating them twice during the Serie A season and ruining that club’s hopes of earning a spot in next season’s Champions League with a 3-1 away victory earlier this month at Stadio Olimpico. But the Biancocelesti finally turned the tables on Wednesday night at that same venue, reports Efe news agency. In a match that featured heavy doses of physical play and overly cautious tactics, the visitors were the

slightly more offensive side work with a shot. in the early going. The home side, howAtalanta also came ever, finally took over the closest to getting on the game down the stretch. scoreboard before the inJust three minutes aftermission, with Dutchter taking the field, Milinkman Mar ten de Roon ovic-Savic rose up to head striking the post on a shot a corner kick by Lucas at around the half-hour Leiva inside the far post. mark. Atalanta responded But Lazio head coach by making three substituSimone Inzaghi jumptions in search of offense, started his team’s attack but instead it was Lazio with a couple of key subthat struck on the counterstitutions in the second attack. half, first sending on Felipe On the play, Joaquin Caicedo in place of a quiet Correa ran the length of Ciro Immobile in the 66th the field before eluding a minute and then replacing pair of defenders and firing Luis Alberto with Serbian a shot that bounced off of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in Atalanta’s Robin Gosens 79th minute. and into the back of the net Lazio began to domiin the 90th minute. nate the action, although Despite the loss, Ataone foray at the other end lanta still have a chance of the field nearly resulted of booking a berth in the in a goal when Atalanta’s The Lazio players celebrated in style having won the Coppa Italia against 2019-2020 Champions Papu Gomez hit the wood- Atalanta. League group stage.

WC: 5 pacers who can push batsmen on the backfoot New Delhi, May 16 (IANS): With the advent of two new balls in ODI cricket, the game has titled heavily in favour of the batsmen. Fast bowlers have not been able to successfully

generate reverse swing - a big weapon in the arsenal of pacers in the 90s and early 2000s. As a result, we have witnessed a steep rise in the number of 300-plus scores posted by the teams in the

Jasprit Bumrah (India) present, Bumrah will hold the key to India’s chances of winning the World Cup for the third time. The number one-ranked ODI bowler is known to be a death-overs specialist. His unorthodox action, along with his ability to generate pace and bounce, can be highly tricky for the batsman to score runs. Bumrah has been in top form in recent times, picking up 19 wickets in 16 matches in the recently Rated by many as the concluded IPL which the best bowler in the world at Mumbai Indians won. Mitchell Starc (Australia)

The left-arm pacer is arguably one of those players who will be closely followed by cricket fans during the World Cup. Starc will have to play a big role in leading the Australian bowling attack in their bid to defend the title they

won in 2015 at home. The 29-year-old was in sensational form in the last edition of the World Cup in Australia and was named the Player of the Tournament after he picked 22 wickets in the showpiece event. However, since then, Starc has not been able to replicate his performance. He has suffered from a lot of injuries in the last four years and also has lost the raw pace with which he used to threaten the batsmen. Even then, he will be at the centre-stage and will hold key to Aaron Finch’s chances of raising the trophy at the Lord’s balcony come July 15.

last few years. Coming to the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales, the dry pitches and hot weather will make it even more tough for the bowlers, especially pacers, to contain the batsmen

when they look to send them on a leather hunt. While it is obvious that batsmen will find it relatively easy to score runs, the fielding captains will be looking at their strike bowlers to bring

in new variety to outsmart the batsmen and keep them under check. IANS looks at the top five bowlers who can pose a threat to batsmen in England during the showpiece event:

Kagiso Rabada (South Africa) The 23-year-old has taken centre stage ever since he made his international debut in November 2015. Rabada’s raw pace and his ability to generate bounce and swing on any given track provides skipper Faf du Plessis with an opportunity to pick wickets at any given stage of the game. Rabada played a vital role in Delhi Capitals reaching the playoffs as he picked up 25 wickets in the 12 matches he played. A stiff back saw him being ruled out of the tournament in the business end. He is on his way to recovery and if South Africa are to get over their ‘choker’ tag, he alongside Dale Steyn and Chris Morris will have to perform a very important role in the World Cup. Hasan Ali (Pakistan) The 24-year-old Hasan Ali rose from a talented bowler to a match-winner by delivering some dazzling performances during the 2017 Champions Trophy. Ali, who was adjudged the Player of the Tournament in the Champions Trophy, played a pivotal role in Pakistan clinching their maiden title by picking up 13 wickets. Ali is capable of bowling a variety of deliveries and can constantly bowl over 90 mph and remains the go to fast-bowler for Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed whenever they are in search of wickets. With 77 ODI wickets in 44 games, the right-arm pacer will be expected by both coach Mickey Arthur and Sarfaraz to replicate his 2017 performance in England and help the Men in Green add another World Cup title to their kitty. Trent Boult (New Zealand) The New Zealand left-armer has been leading the bowling attack since many years for his team. He, alongside Starc, was the leading wicket-taker in the 2015 World Cup. One of the key aspects which separates Boult with other pacers is his control and accuracy. He can swing the ball day in day out on any pitch across the world. A veteran of 61 Tests and 79 ODIs, Boult has not been in the best of forms in the recent past. Even in the IPL, the 29-year-old didn’t get much opportunity to play and picked up five wickets in the five matches he played for Delhi Capitals. Kane Williamson would be desperately hoping that Boult comes to his own in the World Cup and leads the pace battery from the front.

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