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Vol XXVIII No. 160
DIMAPUR, FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018 Pages 16 ` 5.00
Malaysian police raid former PM Najib Razak’s residence
Atletico Madrid win Europa League
Goyal vows to clean up banking sector
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Karna Gov inspires Cong, RJD to stake claim in 4 states Will ask Governors of respective states to give us a chance to form govts the same way as BJP in Karna - Congress, RJD leaders -
seats but was denied the chance to form the government in February. Imphal correspondent adds: Former Congress chief minister of Manipur, O Ibobi Singh, Thursday said that his party would be staking claim before Governor Friday. Congress had emerged as the single largest party by winning 28 out of 60 seats in the 2017 assembly elections. However, BJP that won only 21 managed to form a coalition government with the support of four each from NPF and NNP, one each from Lok Jana Sakti, Trinamool Congress and one independent along with another MLA who defected from Congress. Addressing reporters at his government allotted quarter at Bapupara, Ibobi said, “We have sought appointment from the Governor for tomorrow.” “We will stake claim to form the government as we are the largest party,” said Ibobi. He claimed that Congress was still the single largest party in the Assembly and they will go to Raj Bhavan Thursday to insist the Governor to take up necessary steps for Congress to form the government.
Cong to hold nationwide ‘Save Democracy’ protest NEW DELHI, MAY 17 (IANS): The Congress will observe ‘Save Democracy Day’ across the country on Friday to protest Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s “collusion with the BJP” and his “partisan” action of inviting BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa to take oath as Chief Minister following a split verdict in that state. The Congress will hold protests at state capitals and district headquarters. State Congress chiefs have been asked to address press conferences and give memorandums to respective Governors to urge President Ram Nath Kovind to “safeguard democratic principles and the sanctity of the Constitution”. In a letter to party state units, Congress General Secretary Ashok Gehlot said that the party along with the Janata DalSecular had submitted a list of Karnataka MLAs, with the numbers more than the required number to form the government. “The Governor has not only undermined the dignity of his office, he has
also acted in an unconstitutional manner. This dangerous precedent strikes at the very heart of India’s democracy and portends grave consequences for all coming elections,” Gehlot said. The state units have been urged to use “evocative slogans and innovative techniques to highlight the travesty” and also seek the support of civil society organisations. Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said at a regular press briefing that the party will expose the misdeeds of the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah and highlight the fact that democracy has been murdered in broad daylight by none other than the Karnataka Governor who had taken the oath to protect the Constitution. On Thursday, even as Yeddyurappa was taking oath at Raj Bhavan, Congress and JD(S) leaders sat at the feet of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue at Vidhana Sauda, the state secretariat, in Bengaluru to protest against the governor’s decision.
PANAJI/PATNA/IM PHAL, MAY 17 (AGENCIES): In a ripple effect stemming from developments in Karnataka, the Congress in Goa, Manipur and Meghalaya and the RJD in Bihar, which is the single largest party in the respective states, Thursday said they will approach the state Governors and stake claim for government formation. However, questions are being raised on the surprising move by the two allies, more than a year after elections were held to the respective assemblies which appeared to be aimed at embarrassing the BJP. Also, the numbers are completely in NDA’s favour in all the four states. Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala told the media in Delhi that if the single- largest party has to be called for government formation, the rule should be applied to Goa, Manipur
and Meghalaya as well. “The governments in Goa, Manipur and Meghalaya should resign and the single-largest parties in these states be invited to form the respective governments and prove their majority. There cannot be two sets of rules and two Constitutions,” Surjewala said. Goa Congress Legislature Party chief Chandrakant Kavlekar said the party will stake claim tomorrow by submitting to Governor Mridula Sinha a formal letter containing signatures of all the 16 party MLAs. The Governor has given 12 noon time for the meeting with the Congress leaders. In the Assembly elections held in March last year, the Congress bagged 17 seats in the 40-member House, falling short of the majority figure by four seats. One MLA later resigned and joined the BJP. BJP,
which got 14 seats, formed the government in alliance with Goa Forward Party and MGP, both of which had secured three seats each. Three Independents also went with the BJP. In Bihar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said his party will also request the Bihar Governor to dissolve the state Assembly and like in Karnataka invite the single largest party, which in the state is his party. Yadav, son of Lalu Prasad and the Leader of the Opposition
in the Bihar assembly, told reporters in Patna he has sought an appointment with the Governor Satyapal Malik tomorrow before whom “we wish to submit that there cannot be double standards”. The JD(U)-BJP alliance together with other allies have 131 seats in the 243 Assembly. However, the RJD is still the single largest party with 80 MLAs. The Congress in Meghalaya said on Thursday that they will stake claim for formation of government in
Meghalaya since the party had emerged as the single largest party in the recent elections. According to IANS report, the Congress leaders said that since the BJP which had become the single largest party in Karnataka was allowed to form the government the same should not be denied to the Congress. In Meghalaya, the National People’s Party had bagged 19 seats in the 60 member House and the Congress had secured 21
NSF to hold sit-in stir
Yeddy sworn in as Karna CM
TASU sets 30day deadline for posting new SDEO
PDA govt’s days are numbered: T.R. Zeliang
D I M A P U R , M AY 1 7 (NPN): Naga Students’ Federation under the aegis of North East Students’ Organization would hold a sit-in protest in front of Raj Bhavan on May 21, from 11a.m. to 1 p.m., against Centre’s proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.
PAC meet postponed
D I M A P U R , M AY 1 7 (NPN): Chairman of public accounts committee (PAC), state Assembly, has postponed the first meeting of the committee scheduled to be held on May 23, in view of the ensuing Lok Sabha by-election.
Paid holiday on May 28
D I M A P U R , M AY 1 7 (NPN): In view of the forthcoming by-elections on May 28, 2018, the state government has declared the day of polling as paid holiday to all the employees of government/private establishments and shops to enable them to participate and exercise their franchise. In a notification, Home commissioner, R Ramakrishnan, informed that those electors, including casual workers working outside the constituency concerned would also be entitled to the benefit of a paid holiday. However, paid holiday would not apply to any elector whose absence may cause danger or substantial loss in respect of the employment in which one was engaged.
This is it!
“Modiji is a great painter. He has painted nearly 70% of India in four years.” K Y M C
B S Yeddyurappa
B E N G A LU RU / N E W DELHI, MAY 17 (AGENCIES): After two days of intense drama, B S Yeddyurappa Thursday took oath as the chief minister of Karnataka after his party, the BJP, was invited to form government in the state. The oath was administered to him by Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala. Yeddyurappa said he and his party will not require 15 days to win confidence vote despite the Governor Vajubhai Vala giving him so many days and proclaimed
JD(S) Supremo H.D. Deve Gowda, Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad with party leaders and supporters and MLAs protest against Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision. (PTI )
he would win the trust vote on the floor of the assembly with the help of dissident Congress MLAs. He accused the Congress of keeping the MLAs under forced confinement in a resort and their mobiles snatched to prevent any communication with outside. In an rare post-midnight hearing, the Supreme Court ruled out that it won’t stop Yeddyurappa swearingin. “As far as swearing-in is concerned, we are not restraining it, but we are making it subject to the outcome of the case,” a three-judge bench, comprising Justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan, said after the stretched three-and-ahalf long hours of hearing. The Supreme Court will resume hearing the case on Friday at 10.30 am and has ordered the BJP to produce the letters submitted by B.S. Yeddyurappa to the governor by then.
D I M A P U R , M AY 1 7 (NPN): Expressing its concern over the delay in posting an SDEO at Tobu subdivision for the last three months, Tobu Area Students’ Union (TASU) has now set a 30-day deadline for authorities concerned to depute a committed official to the post. Pointing out that the post of SDEO has been lying vacant since February this year, the union wondered what type of teachers’ performance is the authorities expecting when head of the department has been absent for such a long duration. The union expressed its disappointment at the education department for failing to understand the grievances faced by the teachers as well as student community.
TR Zeliang (NP) Correspondent
WOKHA, APR 17 (NPN): Taking a dig at the PDA government for its “hypocritical acts practiced in just two months of being in power”, former chief minister and leader of NPF legislature party, TR Zeliang cautioned the PDA government that its days were numbered and it will come crashing down. Addressing the public gathering at Wokha Town and Longmisa village as part of the campaign tour (Cont’d on p-11) for the upcoming Lok Sabha
by-election, Zeliang said PDA government’s promise of “quality, transparency and accountability” became clearly visible in just two months time. While appreciating its much-publicised decision to curtail VIP culture, Zeliang, however, punched holes in the PDA government’s move by pointing out how leaders of alliance partners were given cabinet and ministers of state ranks. Charging Rio of thrusting another by-poll on the people of the State, he urged the people to understand the current situation and elect Jamir as their representative in Parliament. Taking note of the recent political drama across after the recently held Karnataka Assembly elections, where BJP as the single largest party was called to form the government without having the required numbers, Zeliang wondered
as to how different States in India could follow different Constitution of the same country. “Should the law of the country be distorted according to the convenience and advantage of a certain political Party,” he questioned. He said that while the NPF, with 26 MLAs, was the single largest party in the recently concluded state Assembly Election, it was not accorded the same privilege which the BJP party led by BS Yeddyurappa. “Why NPF led government was not allowed to be formed in Nagaland then,” he further quizzed. Zeliang further went on to attack the NDPP and alleged that it was not a regional party as its ideology and symbol were alien to the Nagas. He said the name National Democratic Progressive Party itself was just to confuse the people. He asserted that NPF is
the only regional party of the State that stands for its people. Zeliang further stated that the agenda of NDPPled PDA government was to misguide the people with false promises. He further called upon the Nagas to vote for NPF candidate, C. Apok Jamir and show critics that NPF was the only party that represented the voice of the Nagas. Speaking on the occasion, NPF candidate, C Apok Jamir said his party represented Nagas as a whole and was the real regional party in the State that carries the affection and voice of its people. He dubbed the PDA’s slogan “Together for all, development for all” is a carbon copy of “Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas” of BJP, whose ideology contradicts the way of life of the Nagas. (Cont’d on p-11)
Manipur CSOs protest against RN Ravi’s statement Decline in RTI applications in state Correspondent
IMPHAL, MAY 17 (NPN): Three leading civil society organizations (CSOs) of Manipur on Thursday launched a protest demanding clarification on the statement made by Interlocutor for Naga talks, R.N. Ravi which was published in the Indian Express on April 26, 2018. The protest demonstration was organized by– All Manipur United Clubs Organisation (AMUCO), United Committee Manipur (UCM) and Coalition of Civil Societies Kangleipak (CCSK). The CSOs also regretted that despite their demand, the Prime Minister, Union home minister Rajnath Singh and Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh have failed to clarify the recent report on possible final shape of the Naga peace accord. On April 26, Indian Express had published a news story outlining the possible final shape of the Naga accord, adding that the accord had almost been finalised and likely to be signed before
Womenfolk of Manipur civil society organizations proceed for the sit-in protest on Thursday. (NP)
the monsoon session of Parliament. As per the news story, inter-State boundaries would not be changed, while autonomous Naga territorial councils would be constituted in Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, besides a common cultural body for Nagas living across States, among others. Strongly reacting to the report that had also quoted Centre’s interlocutor, the three leading CSOs have been asking Modi,
Singh and the BJP government in Manipur to clarify on the matter. Alleging that no positive response had come so far from the Prime Minister, Union home minister and State chief minister on their demand, the CSOs organised the protest demonstration at Keishampat Junction here. Placards with various slogans like “Naga accord should be confined in Nagaland only”, “No extension of GoI-Naga accord in
Manipur,” “Manipur rejects any territorial council in Manipur,” “PM must clarify RN Ravi’s provocative press statement,” etc, were displayed during the demonstration. Leaders and members of various CSOs affiliated with the three leading organisations took part in the sit-in-protest, which was followed by a rally that marched towards the chief minister’s secretariat. The rally was, however, blocked by the police in front of Nupi Lal Memorial complex, only a few metres away from the secretariat. After a brief struggle, the police allowed eight leaders of the CSOs to enter the secretariat and submit a memorandum to the chief minister. The memorandum seeking a clarification from the Centre was submitted to the chief minister for onward transmission to the Prime Minister. Earlier, talking to reporters, the CSO leaders said that believed Indian Express news report since it quoted Ravi.
DIMAPUR, MAY 17 (NPN): Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) report has noted that there was a decline in the number of RTI applications in Nagaland from 4526 in 201516 to 4344 during 2016-17. In its rapid review 4.0 (earlier called as Rapid Study) published on March 12, 2018, the CHRI stated that five states including Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Sikkim, Nagaland and Tripura have reported declining trend in the number of RTI applications. It, however, mentioned that among the small states category, Nagaland topped the list in the highest number of RTI applications received from 2006 -07 to 2016 -17 at 24,896 followed by Goa at 20,892. Further, the report stated that Nagaland Information Commission (NIC) was the “the lone example of perfect statutory compliance among the information commissions in the country which has all the Annual Reports on its website.”
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative has been studying the state of the working of all the information commissions and the use of the RTI law by the citizens over the years since 2013. It also mentioned that Nagaland was among the nine states along with the Central Information Commission which have displayed updated case pending data on their websites. The study is based on the annual reports of the information commissions across India available in public domains. In a letter, NIC secretary, WorhonthungEzung, stated that Nagaland is also reported to have the highest number of translations of the RTI Act in local dialects in the country. Besides the translation of the law into the different dialects spoken by various communities/tribes living in the state, the NIC has displayed ‘RTI User Guide/Citizens’ Guide to RTF in all those languages on its website. K Y M C
2 nagalandpost.com Poll Q.: Is the proposal for ‘selection/nomination’ of women for ULBs acceptable? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
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mon platform for both the Lok Sabha candidates in Nagaland is organised? Yes. No. Can’t say.
WEATHER FORECAST May 18
(Temperature in ºC)
Agartala A morning shower or t-storm
Couple of thunderstorms
Guwahati A p.m. shower or thunderstorm 33 21
A shower and t-storm around
Itanagar A p.m. shower or thunderstorm 30 19 Shillong A couple of showers
Showers, some heavy
Dimapur A brief shower or two
A morning shower or t-storm
Tuensang A couple of p.m. t-showers
Some sun; a t-storm in spots
Zunheboto Clouds and sun, a t-storm
26 16 18 11 25 18 23 13
Minister Tongpang Ozukum inspecting the Khasia Lane to Sewak gate road repairs. (NP) MOKOKCHUNG, MAY 17 (NPN): Minister for PWD (R&B, Housing & Mechanical), Tongpang Ozukum, Thursday, inspected the ongoing pothole filling and road maintenance of the Khasia Lane road, stretching from the DC Office junction to Sewak Gate and the works at Alempang ward . While inspecting the road, the Ozukum thanked ward authorities (Penli
Ward, Majakong Ward & Artang Ward) and the public for their earnest and sincere cooperation with the department (PWD) in the ongoing road repairs. At the same time, the minister lauded the department for proper implementation of the repairs. This stretch of road is one of the oldest roads ever constructed by the erstwhile Government of British India, during the
formation of Mokokchung Town, but had been left un-attended for many years. Later, the minister also inspected the potholes and road maintenance at Alempang ward. During the inspection, Ozukum was accompanied by PWD, Mokokchung executive engineer Atuba Imchen, SDO, Er. Metong and other department officials.
Nagaland Post, Dimapur FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018
news in Brief TBBWA free medical check-up camp: Tibetan Bhutia Buddhist Welfare Association will be organising free medical check-up camps under the medical team from MEN-TSE-KHANG (Tibetan medical and astrological institute of his holiness the Dalai Lama, Shillong branch) on May 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on May 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at TBBWA community hall, Elora lane near Hotel Yak Dimapur. CSU 1st union assembly & change of guard: Chakhesang Students’ Union (CSU) has convened its first union assembly for the tenure 2018-20 & ‘Change of Guard’ of the assembly secretariat on May 19, 11 a.m. at PTC hall Phek. All the units and subordinate bodies have been asked to attend the union assembly. ANHTU informs: As per a resolution passed in its meeting held on April 27 All Nagaland Hindi Teachers Union (ANHTU) has informed Hindi teachers of Nagaland that Rs. 1500 will be deducted from their salary for the month of May for celebration of Hindi Diwas. All the committees of each respective units have been informed to look into this matter and start taking up the necessary steps and actions. Electronic appliances and contractors efficiency w’shop: Electrical Inspectorate Nagaland State Designated Agency (NSDA) on Energy conservation will be conducting a workshop on “Bureau of Energy Efficiency” (BEE) star labelling and Energy conservation on May 18, 11 a.m. at Hotel Japfü Kohima. The workshop is being organised for stakeholders, dealers of electrical and electronic appliances and electrical contractors of Kohima zone. Mokokchung Medical Board chairman informs: ADC & Chairman Medical Board, Mokokchung W. Manpai Phom has informed all government employees who have applied for exemption from polling duty on medical grounds to report at Superintendent of Excise’s Office, Mokokchung at 10 a.m on May 19. Applicants are to produce medical investigation reports to the board. Those applicants who do not appear before the board will be deemed to have not applied for exemption. (DIPR) SDO (C) Mokokchung on EDC form: SDO (C) Mokokchung, Longdiba L. Sangtam has informed
ANATG Longleng, Zunheboto units support DIMAPUR: All Nagaland Ad-hoc Teachers’ Group (ANATG) 2015 batch Longleng unit has extended support to the ANATG parent body’s decision to hold the first phase of their agitation in the form of a pen-down strike from May 16. In a press release, ANATG 2015 batch Longleng unit, president, Langsho Phom and general secretary, Pongchei Phom, stated that the unit would continue to extend unflinching support to the ANATG 2015 till their demand was addressed. The unit has also expressed dismay and disappointment at the lackadaisical attitude of the Three class 12 students (Science) along with their teacher from Model Higher government towards the Secondary School, Kohima participated at the 12th North-East Student’s “genuine problems” of Summer Training on Basic Science (NESST-BASE 2018) at Bose Institute, the ad-hoc teachers, 2015 batch. Darjeeling Campus on April 30 – May 12.
SJC Jakhama NCC Girls hold ‘Swachhta Samaroh’
Lt. Regina Razousinuo and 1 Nagaland Girls’ Battalion NCC-Kohima cadets. DIMAPUR: 1 Nagaland Girls’ Battalion NCC-Kohima, the NCC girls of St. Joseph’s College (SJC) Jakhama, organised “Swachhta Samaroh” (cleanliness programme) from May 1-15 as a curtain raiser to “Maha Swachhta Abhiyan” which is being planned to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. A press release from SJC Jakhama, 1 NL Girls BN NCC, stated that the programme was organised under the guidance of its K
associate NCC Officer, Lt. Regina Razousinuo. The cadets performed various activities. They cleaned statues and surroundings of Kohima Catholic Cathedral, conducted a rally from Ara Dura to Mohonkhola, door-to-door campaigns, essay and pencil sketch competitions, arm wrestling contest and a mini-marathon. The release stated that the girl cadets conducted lectures on the meaning of “Swachhta Samaroh”, conversion of waste to wealth and disposal
of e-waste at Trinity School, New Reserve and St. Mary’s Cathedral HSS, Lerie. On May 15, SJC NNC Girls cadets also organised a seminar under the theme “Essence Of Swachhta’’ at Little Flower HSS, Kohima, in which NCC girls from Modern College, Sazolie College, Kohima College, Don Bosco HSS (Kma), Little Flower HSS and St. Mar y’s Cathedral HSS were invited. Altogether 62 cadets and four associate NCC Officers attended the seminar.
Further, ANATG 2015 batch Longleng unit has asked its members to adhere to the directives given and to be mentally and physically prepared for any action as and when deemed necessary. All Nagaland Adhoc Teachers’ Group (ANATG) Zunheboto district has also strongly extended support to the Pen-Down strike called by the ANATG 2015 batch. A press release from ANATG Zunheboto district president, Pekato V. Zhimomi, vice president, Kughato Zhimomi and general secretary, Kahuto Awomi stated that the present ad-hoc teachers’ batch comprising of 1166 teachers (GT, PT, HT, DT, LT, CI) had fulfilled all the criteria such as suitability, departmental
NDPP observes foundation day DIMAPUR: NDPP observed its first foundation day with a thanksgiving prayer service at the party headquarters in Dimapur on Thursday. According to a press release issued by its media & communications committee, the party, while thanking Almighty God for bountiful blessings and guidance, also expressed its sincere thanks and appreciation to the people of Nagaland for their love, support and solidarity. NDPP was formed as a response to the desire of the people for an alternative and the need for a movement to bring positive change, the release claimed. The party reiterated that it remains committed to the aims, objectives and sacred commitments made to the people. “We
reiterate our declaration of working tirelessly for the all-round people’s welfare,” it said, adding that the party will strive for achieving a redrawn roadmap of development, enforce transparency and combat corruption at all levels. Declaring that it remained focused on its agenda, NDPP said it will not be distracted by “lies and false propaganda of our adversaries as we respect the mindset and maturity of the people”. The party called upon all sections of the people to join in its collective endeavour of bringing about positive change as every citizen is a stakeholder in the future of Nagaland. It added that its aim is to ensure that no person should be left behind in the new journey of growth and progress.
Excise Dimapur seize liquor
DIMAPUR: District Excise Dimapur in the course of its regular patrol duty as part of Election Expenditure Monitoring (EEM), seized illegal liquor from two different areas on May 15 and 16. According to superintendent of excise and prohibition Dimapur, T. Arilong Longkumer, on May 16 district excise Dimapur seized 10 cases of beer from Burma camp area. In this connection, one Rahul Singh (22), son of Dinesh Singh, resident of Burma camp Dimapur has been apprehended and penalised under section 44 of NLPT Act 1989. In another seizure, excise Dimapur has arrested one Bokali (46), daughter of Shikeho from Purana bazaar on May 15 for possession of 314 bottles of assorted Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL). In this connection, a case has been registered against the accused under the relevant section of the NLTP Act.
test, verification of documents and approval from the P&AR department, interview and screening mid 2017. ANATG lamented that the government was yet to regularize their service and it had been delaying regularization by scapegoating all the aggrieved ad-hoc teachers for some hidden agenda best known to them. ANATG Zunheboto district has also resolved to strongly pursue and exercise its fundamental rights till the concerned department redresses its plight and grievances. It further appealed to all right thinking citizens to extend their support in ANATG’s quest to seek justice from the government for their prolonged grievances.
all polling and police personnel, drivers etc. who have been chosen for election duty, that Form-12 A (Application for Election Duty Certification) will be issued from May 17 onwards at the office of the DC & DEO’s Office, Mokokchung and also at the training venue for polling personnel. The last date for submission of the form will be May 22. (DIPR) DC & DEO Dimapur informs on EDC: DC & DEO Dimapur, Sushil Kumar Patel, in a circular has informed all government employees, registered as voters in any one of the 5 assembly segments and requisitioned for election duty under Dimapur District, who wish to exercise franchise through Election Duty Certificate (EDC), that a blank Form 12A can be obtained from EDC Cell, DC’s office, Dimapur and EDC felicitation booth during training on May 19 at Dimapur Government College. Last date of submission of Form 12A along with photocopy of Election Duty derailment Order, Service ID Card/ EPIC is May 21. (DIPR) DC & DEO Dimapur asks drivers to obtain EDC: DC & DEO Dimapur, Sushil Kumar Patel, has informed all drivers of requisitioned vehicles who wish to exercise their franchise through Election Duty Certificate, Form 12A which entitles them to cast their vote from another polling station on the day of the poll. They may obtain blank Form 12As from the DC’s office, Dimapur. Last date of submission of Form 12A along with photocopy of Vehicle requisitioned Order, service ID Card/EPIC is May 23. (DIPR) Kiphire polling training: The first round training for polling personnel viz. presiding officers,1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th polling officers is being held at Government Higher Secondary School Kiphire through May 17 and 18. The second round training will be conducted on May 21 and 22. The training place will remain the same. (DIPR) CASU Meeting: Coco Area Students Union (CASU) has convened its meeting for the upcoming 50th Golden Jubilee Programme on May 19, 3 p.m at Hotel Saramati, Dimapur. All the Jubilee planning Board members, CASU executives and advisor have been requested to attend the meeting without fail.
Condolences Patton mourns Janaki’s demise: Deputy Chief Minister and BJP legislature party leader Nagaland, Y. Patton, on behalf of him and the BJP legislatures and BJP functionaries of the state, has expressed profound grief and deep sorrow over the demise of Janaki Devi, mother of Ram Madav, BJP national general secretary and North East in-charge, at Ram Monohar Lohia Hospital Delhi on May 16 at the age of 81 after a brief illness. A condolence message issued through Dy. CM’s office media cell, stated that at this harsh time of pain and sorrow, Patton extends his deepest condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed to the Almighty God to grant them solace and strength to face the unbearable loss
and also conveyed prayers for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace. FGN mourns Yaolai’s demise: Federal Government of Nagaland (FGN) Khiamniungan region has expressed sadness over the untimely demise of ‘lt. col.’, N. Yaolai, Naga army E/C on May 16 at Civil Hospital Tuensang after a prolonged illness. A condolence message by ‘deputy secretary’, L. Shulem Shio described late N. Yaolai as an amiable and fine national worker who fulfilled his responsibility in all faithfulness and sincerity. His contribution and sacrifice for the Nagas will be remembered, it said. It further conveyed its condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace.
Dmu, Wka DC DWO Mkg informs NSAP pension beneficiaries District Welfare Officer (DWO), Depart& DEOs direct DIMAPUR: ment of Social Welfare (DoSW) Mokokchung has inall beneficiaries under the NSAP scheme (Old polling personnel formed Age Pension, Widow Pension and Disabled Pension) that
DIMAPUR: DC & DEO Dimapur, Sushil Kumar Patel, through a press release has directed all the polling personnel detailed for byelection duty to attend the 2nd phase training which will be held at Dimapur Government College, Dimapur on May 19. According to DIPR, he said that the training will be held from 10 a.m to 1 p.m for presiding officers & 1st polling officers and from 2 p.m to 4 p.m for all polling personnel including grade IV staff for group familiarization. Failure to attend the training shall be viewed seriously and strict action shall be initiated against the absentees Another DIPR report states that DC & DEO Wokha, Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon has informed all polling personnel that the second round of their training is fixed for May 21 and 22 at GHSS from 10 a.m onwards. The training of presiding officers and polling-I will be held on May 21 and polling-II, polling-III will be held on May 22. Disciplinary action shall be initiated against absentees as per the relevant section of Law. He further stated that the third and final round of training for polling personnel is fixed for May 25 at GHSS Wokha from 10 a.m onwards.
it is mandatory for each and every beneficiary to have their Aadhaar linked with their bank accounts, to receive their pension benefit through Direct Benefit Transfer, on or before June 30. The benefit for those without Aadhaar cards or those who have not linked their cards with their bank accounts, after the month of June, shall be discontinued. It also directed beneficiaries to submit photocopies of their bank account books, Aadhaars and payment books to the office.
BJP Dmu holds coordination meeting
DIMAPUR: In view of the ensuing Lok Sabha byelections 2018, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Dimapur district held its coordination meeting on May 17 with the presidents and general secretaries of its mandals at the district office. In a press release, BJP Dimapur district stated that the working systems of the party were deliberated and setting up of mandal, local and booth level coordination committee for the upcoming Lok Sabha election was also discussed. The meeting was chaired by BJP Dimapur district, president, L. Bendang Ao and invocation was pronounced by BJP Dimapur district, vice president, Achum Patton.
OMHP notifies on drainage clearance
DIMAPUR: Old Ministers’ Hill Panchayat Kohima (OMHP) has asked individuals and offices to clear or shift their water pipes because they were blocking the drainages and waterways. In a press release, OMHP publicity and information secretary, Vizhashe Mekro has asked all the concerned parties to shift the pipes to a “higher level” at the earliest so as not obstruct the drainage in the colony. OMHP stated that the private water tapping pipes including PHE water distribution pipes were blocking the roadside drainage and waterways particularly from ‘Y’ junction road towards Science College Jotsoma opposite Ministers’ Hill Higher Secondary School.
GPRN/NSCN discharges member
DIMAPUR: GPRN/NSCN through its ministry of kilo affairs has discharged ‘leacy’ Vitokha Chopi under Union Territory-I from active national service on health grounds with immediate effect. In a press release GPRN/NSCN through its MIP has conveyed its best wishes to him on his future endeavours and prayed for his early recovery. K
Nagaland Post, Dimapur FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018
Radio app being developed by AIR Kohima USSC concerned over poor workmanship
The AIR Zonal Programme Coordinating Committee meeting underway in Mokokchung.
Dimapur: A first of its kind app for life steaming is being developed by Naga engineers under All India Radio (AIR) Kohima and is on a test transmission at Kohima station. Deputy director general (E) K.V. Ramachandran said this in regard to linking and life streaming of all stations in the North Eastern region, while he was speaking at the two day meeting of All India Radio Stations Zonal Programme Coordinating Committee (ZPCC) of the North Eastern Region that began on Thursday in Mokokc-
hung. Ramachandran was representing the ADG (Engineering) section. According to a press release from AIR, Ramachandran expressed the hope that once the software was confirmed it would be used in all the stations for life streaming. He stated that the AIR stations coming together would facilitate the strengthening of the face of the stations in the region. He called upon the members to optimally utilize the available facilities to see desired improvements of the stations both infrastructural
and technical. Also speaking at the meeting, North Eastern Region adviser, D.N. Basumatari stated that the meeting will dwell on relevant issues stressing more towards progress and better linking of all stations. The adviser also expressed his concerns about the fiscal prudence of the stations and urged all the members to implement austerity measures. Basumatari also requested the stations to give their best efforts to plan balanced programmes that earn revenue while delivering the best programmes to
listeners. Appreciating AIR Mokokchung for successfully hosting the maiden ZPCC meet, Basumatari said it had made a historic mark, and wished for sincere deliberation among all the members to arrive at a positive outcome for the welfare of the people. During the discussion hour representatives discussed issues related to conducting programmes, studio refurbishing, studio and transmitter linking problems, FM transmitter requirements for wider coverage of NES programmes, transfer policy of staff, among others. The participants also raised points on technical hurdles regarding broadcast of programmes and sought ways to cope with the changing scenario in the broadcasting sector. In her welcome address Head of Office AIR Mokokchung, Abeno Lasuh
extended warm greetings to the guests and wished a for a progressive outcome of the meet. Earlier, the members also paid tribute to, and offered a silent prayer for, the departed officials of AIR stations. Later in the evening, the visiting guests of the sister states were enthralled by local artists with cultural and various presentations. The meet being held at the Metsuben Conference Hall is organized by AIR & DDK NEZ Guwahati and hosted by AIR Mokokchung. Senior officials from Zonal ADG offices of North Eastern states and top programme officials from 26 Radio Stations, including Sikkim stations, are attending the meet. On the second and final day (Friday) the meet will deliberate on Administrative matters and visit some promotional centres under Mokokchung district.
USSC officials inspecting the ongoing road carpeting. (NP)
Correspondent K IP H IR E , MAY 1 7 (NPN): The United Sangtam Students’ Conference (USSC), while inspecting the ongoing road repairing in Kiphire on Thursday, expressed indignation over the poor quality of workmanship. Interacting with R&B officials, USSC vice president, Sethrongba maintained that the organization had high expectations of the department espe-
cially in the road sector development, which has been sidelined for decades. Sethrongba said that it could not be compromised at any cost. While stating that USSC wholeheartedly welcomed development, it asked the R&B department to utilize the opportunity when all stakeholders were extending all help and cooperation towards the department. USSC general secretary, Selicho also remarked “What is the use of road
repairing if the road which is constructed cannot even last for a day?” He asked the department to judiciously use the funds meant for development for the benefit of the general public. USSC further stated that it would not remain a mere spectator but see to it that development meant for the district was implemented. It may be mentioned that the PDA govt has sanctioned funds for road repairing in every district in Nagaland.
DC Mon informs on by-election DIMAPUR: The 2nd phase of training for polling personnel in Mon District has been scheduled for May 18 (presiding officers & 1st polling officers) and May 19 (2nd, 3rd and 4th polling officers) from 10 a.m at Mon Town Council Building. The 3rd phase (final phase) of trainings will be held on May 24 and 25, same time and venue. Thavaseelan K, Deputy Commissioner Mon through a press release said that the final round of training for sector magistrates is scheduled for May 23 at 11 a.m at DC’s Office Conference Hall, Mon while the final round of training for webcasting operators at 2 p.m, same time and venue. The 1st and 2nd rounds of training for micro observers will be held on May 18 and 24 respectively at 11 a.m at DC’s Office Conference Hall, Mon. The report stated that stringent action will be initiated against absentees including filing of an FIR under relevant sections of election law. Form 12A (Application for Election Duty Certificate) for all polling duty personnel registered as voters in Mon District is being issued from May 15 to May 21 at EDC Cell, 1st Floor of DC Office, Mon. Filled Form 12As along with photocopy/Xerox of duty list/requisition order (for drivers) and Govt ID Card will have to be submitted to EDC Cell on or before 2 p.m on May 21. EDCs will be issued between May 24 and 27, 2 p.m. Applicants have been requested to ensure that names, part and serial numbers tally with the electoral roll. Forms filled incorrectly are liable to be rejected. The Deputy Commissioner has also informed all vehicle owners, whose vehicles have been requisitioned for by-election duty in Mon district, to present their vehicles at Local Ground, Mon Town at 10 a.m on May 24 without fail. Stringent action will be initiated against defaulters under relevant sections of election law, the report stated.
DFO Kma informs on seedling distribution DIMAPUR: Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Kohima, Rongsenlemla Imchen in a press note stated that the distribution of seedling or sapling by Kohima Forest Division for the year 201819 will commence from May 21. The seedlings shall be distributed every week on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. till July 13. All interested parties have been informed to submit applications officially to the DFO Kohima or officer in-charge for the provision of seedlings. Organizations or individuals who do not apply will not be entertained. Imchen also said that the number and species of the seedlings shall be provided to all parties as per the availability of the same in the central nursery. She further stated that the department desires proper planting and judicious maintenance of the seedlings so distributed. She, therefore, asked all receiving parties to submit a report (with photographs of the plantation activities) to the division for further submission. K Y M C
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Tripura’s ruling allies confident of ending bickering
Agartala, May 17 (IANS): Tripura’s ruling alliance BJP and IPFT continued their bickering over the selection of village and block advisory committees even though the leaders of both the parties are hopeful of resolving the dispute soon. After Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s stern warning to the IPFT (Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura), to stop “unruly violent protests”, the tribal based party demanded enactment of a law to appoint chairmen in village and block advisory committees and that those already appointed be reconsidered forthwith. The central executive committee of the IPFT held an urgent meeting on Wednesday and made these demands after violent agitations by its cadres in many areas of Tripura in the past several days. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesman Mrinal Kanti Deb said here on Thursday that the leaders
of the two parties had earlier finalised the names of the 27 Block Advisory Committee (BAC) chairmen. “We failed to understand why the IPFT cadres are agitating when the senior leaders of two parties finalised the names of chairmen of the 27 BACs. However, our senior leaders would discuss once again over the IPFT’s demand. The issue is likely to be resolved amicably,” Deb told the media. A five-member statelevel coordination committee of the BJP and the IPFT was formed last week to ensure better coordination both in the government and at the political level. Deb and coordination committee members Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarma and BJP General Secretary Pratima Bhowmik are out of station. The IPFT’s road blockades, shut down in a large number of places and attack on a police station in Khowai district began on May 12 after the government
appointed chairmen of 27 Block Advisory Committees (BAC). The IPFT cadres continued their demonstrations on Thursday in front of the Killa block office in southern Tripura’s Gomati district demanding changing of the newly appointed Chairman of the Killa BAC. Official work and normal life in the tribal dominated areas were completely disrupted following the agitation. “We have decided to urge the state government to enact a law or promulgate an ordinance to systematically appoint the chairmen of the BACs and Village Advisory Committees (VAC),” IPFT President and Revenue Minister Narendra Chandra Debbarma told the media. The IPFT also demanded a review or discontinuance of the appointment of chairmen of the 27 BACs. “We are hopeful that the issue would be resolved soon after the discussion between the two parties keeping the
alliance intact,” Debbarma said. He said that the previous Left Front government did not enact any specific law to appoint chairmen of BACs and VACs causing the political problems. The IPFT, which has been agitating since 2009 to upgrade the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council areas as a full fledged state for the tribals, formed the alliance with the BJP before the February 18 assembly polls. The BJP, the Communist Party of India-Marxist, the Congress and other parties have rejected the IPFT’s separate state demand. Political circles are amazed over the bickering between the allies of the BJP led 70-day old alliance that came to power on March 9 after securing 44 seats in the 60 member assembly, putting an end to the 25-year rule of the Left Front. The IPFT has two ministers in the nine-member council of ministers.
MNF chief files defamation case against Congress Aizawl, May 17 (PTI): Opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) president Zoramthanga Thursday filed a criminal defamation case against the state’s Congress mouthpiece for allegedly linking him in the murder case of a Presbyterian priest in 2007 when he was the chief minister. The Mizo National Front chief filed the case against the editor and publisher of the ‘Congress Thlifim’ in the court of the Judicial Magistrate First Class H Lalduhsanga in Aizawl. The Mizo National Front chief alleged in his petition that an article of the ‘Congress Thlifim’ in its March 2018 issue quoted a resident of Aizawl who accused Zoramthanga of ordering assassination of the priest who was killed on October one, 2007. Zoramthanga who was chief minister for two terms between December 4, 1998 and December 9, 2008 said the article has defamed him.
KA erupts in protest against citizenship bill Diphu, May 17 (Agencies): Slogans of ‘Go back Bangladeshis’, ‘We oppose Citizenship Bill; and ‘Long live Karbi Anglong’ rent the air in Diphu town of Karbi Anglong district of Assam on Wednesday as over 24 social organizations took out a protest march against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016, from Semson Sing Ingti Memorial Park in Diphu. The procession under the banner of Hills Tribal League (HTL) was participated by members and lead-
ers of the organizations. At Semson Sing Ingti Memorial Park, secretary of North East Dialogue Forum (NEDF), U Jenison addressing the protestors said NEDF is here to show solidarity to the movement opposing the citizenship bill. Jenison said, “Under this citizenship bill there is nothing to indicate that the Government can give protection to indigenous people of the North-east, rather it gives protection to foreigners. It will be like the Armed
Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) enforced in the North-east to suppress the people of this region.” He further said, “We need to understand the government’s strategy to absorb people from outside and dump them on our land. If the government is so willing take them (foreigners) as citizens then why not in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and elsewhere. We need to think for our future generation and it is time for us to fight back together against the anti-tribal policies of the
government.” Adviser to the over 24 organizations, JI Kathar said there are various plans and policies of the government to do away with the indigenous people. Kathar said, “We have elected the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to power thinking it will do us good, but instead the BJP government is telling us to cut our own throats.” Joint Action Committee for Autonomous State (JACAS) Chairman Khorsing Teron urged the member organizations not
to end the movement. Among the over 24 organizations participating in the demonstration are Dimasa Sahitya Sabha, Karbi Anglong; Dimasa Students Association, Rengma Naga Students Union, Kuki Students Organization, Karbi Students Association, Karbi Cultural Society, Karbi Longri and NC Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF), Karbi Farmers Association, United Karbi Students Association and Karbi Students Union and Garo Students Union.
Prohibitory Linggi third woman from orders imposed Arunachal to scale Mt Everest in Hailakandi
Nagaland Post, Dimapur FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018
ITBP IG calls on Pema Khandu
ITBP IG Manoj Singh Rawat with Pema Khandu at Itanagar on May 17. Itanagar, May 17 (Agencies): Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Inspector General, North East Frontier, Manoj Singh Rawat called on Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday at Itanagar. During the meeting, the duo discussed about the recruitment of Arunachali youths in the paramilitary force. Ar unachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu felt that more number of Arunachali youths should be recruited in ITBP as the locals, being familiar with the terrains, can help paramilitary force become a formidable fighting force in defending the country. Khandu also held the
view that providing employment to the local youths would make the force stronger and help the society. IG Manoj Singh Rawat informed the Chief Minister that ITBP is taking measures to help locals in getting recruited to the force. It has been conducting training programmes for locals to crack the recruitment tests and exams.
Arunachal CM fetes Yeddyurappa
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu Thursday congratulated B S Yeddyurappa after he was sworn-in as the 23rd chief minister of Karnataka. The BJP’s victory in Karnataka polls signals that
the party’s ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas’ and development agenda for the country, has won the hearts of the people there, Khandu said. “I extend my heartiest congratulations to you on the historic and resounding victory of Bharatiya Janata Party in the Karnataka Assembly elections,” Khandu said in his message to Yeddyurappa. The chief minister also said that the BJP has achieved a pan-India image through its dedicated efforts to reach out to all sections of society, and the victory in Karnataka is a reaffirmation of the faith and trust people of India have on the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and party President Amit Shah.
DoNER sanctions projects to boost tourism Agartala, May 17 (PTI): The Union Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has sanctioned two projects worth Rs 48 crore to boost tourism in Tripura, state Tourism minister Pranajit Singha Roy said Thursday. The funds will be used in repairing and developing two roads that connect two tourism spots - Chabimura and Tirthamuk - at Amarpur sub-division in Gomati district, about 75 kilometre from here, the minister told reporters here. “An eight-km long road
from near a lake at Fatiksagar in Amarpur town to Chabimura and a 20-km long road from Tirthamukh to Raishyabari in Dhalai district would be repaired and developed with the funds,” the minister said. Chabimura is famous for its rock carvings, dating back to the 16th century, on the hills on the bank of river Gomati. Tirthamukh, the confluence of Raima and Sarma rivers, is considered a holy spot. “We are trying to make Chabimura and Tirthamuk more attractive for the tourists. We will work
on developing the roads, offer proper boating facility across the 14-km stretch of water body, build tourist cottages, arrange unique delicacies and more facilities for tourists,” Roy said. The projects were approved at a meeting of the North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme, an inter-ministerial body, in New Delhi last week, Singha Roy said. Biplab Deb had said that his government would focus on developing tourism to boost the economy of the state.
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Muri Linggi of Lower Dibang Valley district HQs Roing became the third Arunachalee to summit Mount Everest. Itanagar, May 17 (PTI): Muri Linggi, a 40year-old resident of Roing in Lower Dibang Valley district, has earned the distinction of becoming the third woman from Arunachal Pradesh to scale Mount Everest, after Tine Mena and Anshu Jamsenpa. Linggi, a mother of four girls, scaled the world’s highest peak at 8 am on May 14, an official report of the district administration said. Congratulating Linggi on her feat, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein said she has made the state proud. “Challenging steep heights of the mountain, harsh weather conditions, strong winds, blinding blizzards and avalanches, the 40-year-old lady from Lower Dibang Valley District, Smti Muri Linggi, mother
of 4 daughters, achieved the rare feet of successfully scaling Mt Everest on May 14 at 8.00am.... Your milestone has made the state proud. Best wishes to you,” Mein said in a Facebook post. Linggi’s expedition was flagged off by Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi at Roing on April 5. During the flag-off ceremony, she said Mena, who also hailed from her district, inspired her to take up mountaineering as a career in 2013. The 40-year-old woman, who set out for Kathmandu two days after the ceremony, embarked on her expedition from Lukla on April 12, the report said. Her attempts to move forward, however, were foiled several times due to inclement weather. After days of strenuous trekking, she finally
scaled the world’s highest peak on May 14, the report added. Linggi did her basic course in mountaineering from the National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS in West Kameng district in 2013. She was also a part of the women’s expedition team that scaled Peak Menthosa at Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. After completing her advanced mountaineering course from Darjeeling in 2016, Linggi also climbed the Gorichen Peak in October 2017. Her inspiration, Tine Mena, was the first woman from the state to have summited Mount Everest in 2011. Jamsenpa, on the other hand, set a world record in May last year when she conquered the peak twice in a span of five days.
di district of Assam by the administration to maintain law and order, an official said Wednesday. The order issued by District Magistrate Adil Khan prohibits demonstration, picketing and procession in front of offices, public institutions, public undertakings, commercial establishments or any other places of public importance. The order also prohibits inflammatory speeches, communal or anti-national slogan shouting, writing and postering on walls, roads, public or private buildings, vehicles, etc., use of loud speakers and bursting of crackers, unauthorised construction and encroachment in forest areas and government land. Exempting government meetings and programmes from the purview of the order, it says violation of the order will result in prosecution under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. Meanwhile, Khan held a security meeting with the superintendent of police and other senior officials of security agencies to review the law and order situation in the district. Section144 of the CrPc has been promulgated to avert untoward incidents breaching peace and tranquillity, the district magistrate said. On May 14, the All Assam Students Union (AASU) took out a procession in Hailakandi against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and some miscreants pelted stones, injuring some activists.
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Nagaland Post, Dimapur FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018
350 Congressmen arrested in Tripura
Agartala, May 17 (IANS): Over 350 Congress leaders and workers were arrested on Thursday for holding a rally here to protest the decision to allow the BJP to form a government in Karnataka and the demolition of many party offices in Tripura by the saffron party-led government. West Tripura District Police chief Ajit Pratap Singh said the Congress workers were arrested for holding the protest rally without permission. All were later released. Tripura Congress Vice President Tapas Dey told the media: “We earlier sought permission from the police to organise a ‘Jan Aakrosh rally’ in Agartala but police denied permission. We then tried to organise the rally...” Dey, who was arrested along with state party chief Birajit Sinha and former legislator Gopal Roy, said without following legal and democratic process, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state unilaterally bulldozed more than 15 offices of the Congress and its frontal
organisations in different parts of Tripura. “Some of the Congress offices are 70 years old and have valid official documents. Even the West Tripura District Magistrate and Collector did not follow the local court orders against the demolitions,” he said. Officials said the district administrations during the past two weeks demolished some party offices of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), the Congress and a BJP affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh as these were built on government land. The Congress leader said the BJP government unethically bulldozed some party offices without prior notice. The main opposition CPI-M also vehemently protested against the demolition of many of its offices across Tripura. CPI-M state Secretary Bijan Dhar said after the announcement of the February 18 Assembly poll results on March 3, the BJP government continued its attacks on thousands of innocent people, opposition parties
5 percent job reservation for ‘A’ grade sportspersons in Sikkim GANGTOK, May 17 (Agencies): Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Wednesday announced a 5% reservation in government jobs for ‘A’ grade sportspersons of the State who have played at national and international levels. An annual sum of Rs. 12 lakh also awaits ‘A’ grade football clubs and clubs associated with sports like badminton, boxing and archery, he announced. “The State government will give annual grant of Rs. 12 lakh to ‘A’ grade football clubs, and clubs of archery, boxing and badminton and other sports. I also announce 5% government job reservation for ‘A’ grade sportspersons of the State who have played at national and international levels. This is to encourage our children towards sports,” said the Chief Minister. He was addressing the 43rd State Day function at
Chintan Bhawan here. When contacted, S p o r t s s e c r e t a r y S. D. Dhakal said the department will work on the two announcements made by the Chief Minister and put up the matter before the government soon. We will frame the guidelines on the grant eligibility and submit the proposal to the government within a few days, he said. Dhakal said the two announcements were a major policy decision of the State government that will boost the sports sector of Sikkim. It will make Sikkim a power house in certain sports and will motivate our young talents, he added. Presently there is no specific reservation for sportsperson in government jobs. Football, martial arts, archery and boxing are some of the sports in which Sikkim has been performing well so far.
and hundreds of their party offices. “Ahead of bulldozing of party offices built 60-70 years ago, the government should talk to the political parties concerned,” he said, adding alternative arrangements could have been made. “Like the BJP government at the Centre, the state government of the same party has been trying to curb the rights of the workers and working class people. These are extremely undemocratic,” said Dhar, also the CPI-M central committee member. The BJP denied the CPI-M and the Congress’ allegations, saying these political party offices were constructed illegally on government land. “In the constitution of the CPI-M, there is no word called ‘democracy’, hence the Communist leaders should not speak about democracy. During Manik Sarkar’s tenure, these political party offices were built with the then ruling party’s support,” BJP spokesman Mrinal Kanti Deb told the media.
Fire damages shops in Tura TURA, May 17 (Agencies): Several shops located at Chandmary trijunction of Tura town sustained major damage in a fire that broke out at around 12:30 am on Thursday morning. West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner, Ram Singh said that a short circuit in one of the shops caused the fire which spread to other shops nearby. “A total of four shops mostly selling groceries were damaged and suffered losses however, several shops including a tea stall, located on the opposite side from where the fire broke out were spared by the fire,” the DC said. Although the fire took place at a late hour, fire trucks were quick to respond and were soon able to put out the fire. However, shop items and goods could not be saved and affected owners suffered heavy losses.
Arunachal Pradesh health department under scanner ITANAGAR, May 17 (Agencies): In what could be termed as a blot to the Arunachal Pradesh Health Services, as many as 67 nurses working under the National Health Mission and Directorate of Health Services have been found with fake credentials. Among them are five as Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery (ANM), one as General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) – all regular government employees. 17 ANMs and 44 GNMs were on contractual jobs. The Mission Director of the National Health Mission has issued termination letters to 61 contractual nurses on Saturday. Health and Family Welfare Special Secretary Dr Tapasya Raghav confirmed the termination of 17 ANMs and 44 GNMs, who were all on contractual jobs. The state government had constituted a committee to check the authenticity of the nurse’s credential headed by Special Secretary Health and Family Welfare cum Mission Director National Health Mission Dr Tapasya Raghav on 19 June, 2017. The committee had
screened about 1,663 nurses, including regular and contractual nurses working under various government hospitals and health centers across the state, out of which 65 nurses (including one staff nurse, three regular Auxiliary Nurse Midwiferys, 44 contractual staff nurse and 17 contractual Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery) turned out to have fake certificates. It is feared that many nurses did not intentionally submit their documents to avoid scrutiny by the committee. The other committee members were Dr R Doye, Dr Mika Ampo, ST Bapu, Joint Secretary Law and Judicial, Mari Angu, Chief Analyst (Administrative Reforms) and Techi Mepung, Secretary Trained Nurse Association of India, Arunachal Branch. Meanwhile, sources informed that the Arunachal Pradesh Nursing Council had cancelled the registration of at least 109 nurses whose documents were either fake or forged. Among them were 75 GNMs, 34 ANMs and another five Auxiliary Nurse Midwiferys -on ground of dual registration.
5 ‘Prestige’ issue for Cong in Ampati SHILLONG, May 17 (Agencies): Bypoll to the Ampati constituency, scheduled on May 28, will be a battle for political prestige between the ruling National People’s Party (NPP) and the opposition Congress. The bypoll is being seen as a direct political confrontation between chief minister Conrad Sangma, who is also the national president of NPP, and Mukul Sangma, whose daughter Miani D Shira has been fielded by the Congress. The ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance, led by Conrad Sangma, has fielded Clement Momin as its candidate. Ampati has been a Congress bastion and the home turf of Mukul Sangma, former chief minister of the state. Mukul, who is the leader of the opposition at present, vacated the seat after choosing to retain Songsak from which he also contested in the last assembly elections. “Congress is in a strong position since former chief minister Mukul Sangma has done a lot for the district,” said party leader John F Kharshiing. However, state NPP president WR Kharlukhi said chief minister Conrad Sangma would be campaigning extensively for the NPP candidate.
Mizoram Assembly to pass Sinlung Hills Council bill, 2018 Aizawl, May 17 (PTI): Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana Thursday said a special session of the state Assembly would be convened in June to facilitate passage of the proposed Sinlung Hills Council bill, 2018. Formation of the proposed Sinlung Hills Council (SHC) is the result of the peace accord signed between the state government and the erstwhile underground Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic) on April two last which led to the laying down of arms by over 100 Hmar militants. Lalzirliana said that approval of the state cabinet on the SHC bill, 2018 was expected in May as the file was being moved by the Law and Judicial Department. He said that the state government was also making preparations for appointment of 14 members for the interim administration of the Sinlung Hills Council in June as the current term of the Sinlung Hills Development Council (SHDC) was to expire on May 31. The term of the interim council would be six months after which a formal election would be conducted, he said, adding that the peace accord stipulated that the SHDC would be rechristened as SHC and would be given more political and financial autonomy.
ONGC official arrested for bribe Sivasagar, May 17 (Agencies): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested a Deputy General Manager of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Assam’s Sivasagar city for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs two lakh from a man for passing his pending bills. The accused, who was booked under section 7 of the IPC Act, 1988, was produced before the Special Judge for CBI cases in Guwahati. “A case has been registered under section 7
Shillong traffic police recovers Rs.13L from violators SHILLONG, May 17 (Agencies): Shillong Traffic Police have realized Rs 13,31,730 as fine during the month of April, 2018 as compared to Rs 6, 65,450 during the month of March from the violators committing offences under provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act. Superintendent of Police (Traffic), B. J. Laloo said that five 509 persons were fined for wrong parking, while 172 were No Entry violators Similarly, 559 were for driving without seatbelt, while driving licenses 42 persons were impounded for driving under the influence of alcohol (Drunken Driving) and non – First Information Report (FIR) was taken up for four offenders for the same In addition, 239 persons were fined for driving without driving license, 19 for Permit violation, and 49 for driving without
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helmet in addition to the other offences under the Motor Vehicle Act. Meanwhile, the Superintendent of Police (Traffic), B. J. Laloo also informed that in continuation with the earlier publication where it was said the arrangement would be on a trial basis; where vehicles were allowed to
enter the new road from Little Blossom School (near Polo Towers) towards City Hut Dhaba Junction – Police Bazaar and the vise versa. Further, the vehicles were not allowed to take Right Turn from Pegasus Crown Hotel for proceeding towards Police Bazaar (which will be a One Way
Zone) but was allowed to take the Right Turn near Old High Court “Hence, after the observation that it resulted in more vehicular traffic jam around the mentioned places. Therefore, it has been decided to make the road a One-Way zone,” the Superintendent of Police (Traffic) added.
of the IPC Act, 1988 on a complaint alleging that the accused was demanding a bribe of Rs. two lakh for passing pending bills of the complainant,” a CBI official said.
Vol. XXVIII NO. 160 Dimapur, FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018
ndia’s fragile democracy has been tested on many occasions in the past and notably of which was the Emergency declared in 1975 by Indira Gandhi. When everyone almost gave up, the people punished Indira by dealing her party a shattering defeat. The Emergency was a dark period which was put in place by elements who saw democracy and justice as irritable hurdles to power. Though Emergency happened long ago, the mindsets of those who believed power legitimizes everything, are still around. That was what Advani said before he had to practically retract and modify his statement by saying he meant Congress ; which was a bizarre clarification because the forces of Emergency are nowhere near power and the concern he expressed was not a casual remembrance of those darks days but coincided with the happenings all around India today. The BJP has again underscored that in Karnataka when it installed a minority government headed by BJP leader Yeddyurappa as chief minister. The stark reality of the undemocratic methods used by the BJP in throwing all norms, conventions including constitutional probity down the drain is indeed what Advani had in mind before he was forced to retract. The yardstick that BJP used for Karnataka, to install its chief minister despite not having majority by citing constitution etc is in sharp contrast with the arguments made earlier in Manipur, Goa and Meghalaya where the Congress party were the single largest parties but where the governors instead invited the BJP to form the governments. In Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, gave 15 days to Yeddyurappa to prove majority while in Arunachal Pradesh the Congress chief minister Nabam Tuki was given only 48 hours to prove his majority. These are very disturbing trends that continue to play out because the objective to come to power, over weighs all aspects. In Karnataka, though both Rahul and Modi campaigned vigorously for their respective parties and the results can be an indication of the success or failure involving the two. For the BJP, it was frustrating to have achieved triple digits but not enough to win power. However, for the party the increase in seats is reassuring and should serve as an inspiration to drive harder. This has indeed opened the door to other southern states in the next parliamentary election in 2019. The only principal opposition party - the Congress- is like a rudderless ship with its newly installed captain, yet to learn the nuances of navigating on a huge, unrelenting and unforgiving ocean. Except for Punjab where the Congress under Amarinder Singh could return to power against a scam-plagued and dynastic Badals; the party has been consistently losing elections and today, it is in power in only Mizoram and Puducherry. The consistent losses should compel the Congress coterie and the Gandhis to face reality that the party is on a dangerous slide and if this continues, it will be reduced to nothing. Detailed analyses of vote share and immediate intrigues like post-election alliances may capture the headlines for a while but the fact remains that in the game of winning elections, the BJP is currently quite formidable. This larger message is something that will weigh heavily when any calculations about the parliamentary elections begin. The Karnataka story, then, has two sub-texts. One is about the success of the BJP and the other is about the inability of the Congress to revive itself.
DailyDevotion His Ascension and Our Access It came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven. —Luke 24:51 We have no experiences in our lives that correspond to the events in our Lord’s life after the transfiguration. From that moment forward His life was altogether substitutionary. Up to the time of the transfiguration, He had exhibited the normal, perfect life of a man. But from the transfiguration forward— Gethsemane, the Cross, the resurrection— everything is unfamiliar to us. His Cross is the door by which every member of the human race can enter into the life of God; by His resurrection He has the right to give eternal life to anyone, and by His ascension our Lord entered heaven, keeping the door open for humanity. The transfiguration was completed on the Mount of Ascension. If Jesus had gone to heaven directly from the Mount of Transfiguration, He would have gone alone. He would have been nothing more to us than a glorious Figure. But He turned His back on the glory, and came down from the mountain to identify Himself with fallen humanity. The ascension is the complete fulfillment of the transfiguration. Our Lord returned to His original glory, but not simply as the Son of God— He returned to His father as the Son of Man as well. There is now freedom of access for anyone straight to the very throne of God because of the ascension of the Son of Man. As the Son of Man, Jesus Christ deliberately limited His omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience. But now they are His in absolute, full power. As the Son of Man, Jesus Christ now has all the power at the throne of God. From His ascension forward He is the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all. ~ Alexander the Great
Nagaland Post, Dimapur FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018
Newborn killing syndrome
t is a matter of grave concern to frequently discover the bodies of newborn being thrown in open garbage in different pockets of Nagaland. It breaks my heart to see the images and videos being circulated through social media. Such angelic faces being abandoned or thrown at the roadside, jungle and river side, the recent one being in Dimapur on May 7, 2018 at 3rd Mile near Tuesday market. It really hurts even to imagine why the baby deserved to die. Forget about being a mother or as a Christian, the question here is, does humanity still exist? The term ‘Neonaticide’ was coined by Resnick to describe murder of an infant within the first 24 hours of life. It is believed and understood that pregnancy and birth are often hidden out of fear of rejection by parents, community and society. To my understanding, I believe there are several factors in Newborn Killing Syndrome. Firstly, it is about some dumbo college going girls who fall prey to short term goals. I’m totally against some orthodox mentality taking on Naga girls’ inter-marriage. Every girl has the right to marry the love of her life. The person could be Black or White, who are we to be racists? (Here I do not include the cases of “not so educated” girls’ inter-marriage with Miyas in Nagaland that need to be discouraged at any cost) But the point here is, some girls indulge in livein relationship. You misuse the freedom your parents gave you and finally pulled yourself down to the level of a prostitute. Parents’ hard earned money are invested in live-in honeymoon. Thereafter, he would dump you like garbage the time you become pregnant. You single handedly took care of the pregnancy in total isolation, finally decided to hide the child’s birth and mercilessly throw the baby like a garbage.
Secondly, some thick skin cheapos would hook up with young daddies who would dress up and pose for lense as ‘single’ on Facebook. Those men after using you, reveal the stories of how cheap you showed up when you asked them of buying top-up and net pack as soon as you got an inch closer to him. There are also stories where you hang out with Facebook friends and a bottle or just a can of beer seems enough to draw your attention. Ending up in physical relationship after getting intoxicated, you conceive only to kill the baby because it was not out of committed relationship. Thirdly, some girls have a boyfriend hijacking skill. You take good care of someone despite knowing fully that he already has a girlfriend with whom he is planning a future with. The ability to shamelessly lullaby someone’s boyfriend is an excellent proof that there’s evil in you. You continue to rock with him, resulting in pregnancy. Finally he washed off his hands and pregnancy solely becomes your responsibility since you choose to be a backdoor girlfriend. You kill the baby for the fact that the baby’s father is someone’s boyfriend whom you hijacked and hence not justifiable to declare giving birth publicly. Fourthly, we have some women who are gold diggers and creamy layer freaks. I see with my own eyes in our society that some “No-moral Women” choose to go with Government officers, politicians and well-to-dos. Most of these home wreckers refuse to accept that marital home is manned by legally wedded wife. Sadly, many unfortunate wives still do not get the smell of their husband’s proxy keeping practice. This ultimately puts ‘shameless mistress’ on advantageous side when she is up for anything, putting up her flesh on rent and continue as ‘undercover
girlfriend’ for ages. You being a woman yourself, impregnated by another woman’s husband finally opted to throw the baby to prove clean in public. The child could have lived if not for your misadventure. Apart from the above four categories, there are some women who are sex slaves, forcefully raped and abused much against their wishes. Also, some sex workers earn their livelihood out of compulsion. Unprotected sex literally leads to pregnancy with HIV for both mother and her child. I believe such cases of unwanted birth leads to newborn killings in case of some mothers. Oh killer mother! Did you even regret the size of a mustard seed while throwing away the life of the one you gave life? Remember, you were cursed by every living mouth that saw the precious baby you killed. This crime against humanity will haunt you until the time you confess and God forgives you, for God has heard the cry of an innocent baby and measured its tears. Every child is equally precious after they’re sent to this world and they have the ‘Right to Life’ as much as you do. A mother’s heart rejoices and the height of excitement is when she sees the infant’s face for the first time after a nine months journey. Alas! What kinds of mother stare at her innocent baby to kill him/her? What wrong has the baby done? You cannot turn back the clock and undo the things. Whatsoever be the case, there’s no word to describe a mother that allows her child to die. Motherhood is a privilege not every woman could attend; your child is your pride. What a joy it gives when you count your blessings! But what a perfect joy when your blessing reaches you in the form of human! To me, pregnancy is the most beautiful expression of God’s procreation that is reflected in womanhood. In no way I’m
encouraging illegal pregnancy but this write-up is intended to convey “killing your own blood child is an incomprehensible crime”. There are multiple reasons as to why mother’s crime is visibly increasing in recent times but it is never too late to teach youngsters to have a good command over morality and start living a dignified life. If dignity isn’t our virtue and if our personality doesn’t reflect our character, where is our integrity? An effort to create awareness is extremely important at this juncture but who will bell the cat to break this barrier of ignorance? Mother’s Hope and some other adoption centres bring salvation and hope to mother and child. But many aren’t even aware of Mother’s Hope Dimapur though this noble venture caters to the society’s needs for decade’s altogether. How blessed it would be if churches and NGOs gear up to kick start “Save Newborn Mission”! To educate our sisters in need, can the church play a vital role by organizing seminars? Can our tribal Women Hohos take some stringent measures and also conduct sensitization for respective tribes? Can our NGOs, especially those availing fund from Government as well as receiving foreign aid create more awareness? We should let our sisters realize how precious life is and how important it is to save life. Let them learn that there are thousands of people wanting children in their lives and flocking the most reputed hospitals in the country. Never heard of a father killing an infant in Nagaland if not a mother herself, this maternal filicide is a big challenge that disturbs my mind in all seriousness. God will surely bless us as we bless others. Let us prioritize sensitizing our sisters so that they choose to be a ‘mother’ than to be a ‘murderer’. Vikali Shikhu, Unity village, 5th mile, Dimapur
Some clarifications about the Naga Club
ertain controversies come to haunt the NAGA CLUB from time to time. Even individual opinions on the Club and its history given in public domain at times are found to compound certain confusions and to the extent of destroying facts. The Naga Club, therefore, in the meeting convened on Thursday May 10, 2018 decided on whatever may be the intention of those who take interest in sharing their personal opinions on the Naga Club pertaining to issues so raised and give the following clarifications: 1. The nomenclature of NAGA CLUB and its history speaks for itself that the club was formed as an inclusive socio-political club and not as an exclusive European Club of recreation and entertainment. 2. Mr. A Kevichusa on 28 June 1983 recorded about the beginning of the Club which says, ‘It was for general interest of Naga people that the first Naga Club was established by stalwarts Hisale, Levi, Khosa and others and the same should be maintained.’ It has also been recorded that the Club was taken care of by seven different gentlemen as Caretaker, successively from 1918 to 1966. Today, Mr. Khyomo Lotha, Ex-MP is the only one who is still alive from amongst the Caretakers. 3. After a period of sixteen years from then, the Naga Elders Conference convened a public meeting on 7 January, 1982 at the Kohima Village Panchayat Hall and six Office Bearers of the Naga Club were elected. But from amongst those Office Bearers, Mr. Kewezü Mero is the only surviving member today. There is immense justification in being grateful for their reasonable services. 4. There has been no record that the Naga Club has ever conducted any membership drive since its inception. Furthermore, the Club also remained dormant for sometimes. 5. For this reason, some concerned persons belonging to various Naga Tribes therefore, with a humble aim of reviving the Club met several times and finally convened a meeting inviting representative of various Naga Tribes of Nagaland on 2 June, 2017 and duly elected the existing Office Bearers of the Naga Club. They are, therefore, competent to convene Naga Club Meeting as necessary. 6. Moreover, it is highly regrettable to see that some of the most respected Naga citizens such as Ex-Speaker of NLA, Ex-MP, retired senior bureaucrats, etc were being termed as dick and tom Nagas by a senior citizen of Nagaland. It is perhaps not the language of a noble senior citizen. 7. It is finally to state that the existing members of the Naga Club are jointly resolute to protect the legacy and history of the Club for the interest of the people of Nagaland under any circumstances. Issued by the Naga Club
Transfix at Crossroad? History beckons!
(From previous issue) stipulates to transfer back Naga Peoples’ Convention Agreement for all the right The British Imperial of all the ‘Reserve Forests’ (NPC) based on which state thinking Naga people so as Government then started areas of the Naga people of Nagaland Act, 1962 was to actually understand the the establishment of Tea which were under the illegal enacted in the Indian Parlia- political and Constitutional Industries, Coal Mining occupation of Assam Prov- ment establishing Nagaland realities of the formation Industries, Oil Fields and ince and to bring together all as a Sixteenth State in the of Nagaland State without then introduced Railways the contiguous Naga areas Union of India on Decem- boundary. in these areas by bringing and people under single ad- ber 1, 1963. In this Act of Point No 1 states as hundreds of thousands of ministrative umbrella. The Parliament, Sub Section 1 of follow: “The Name: The labor corps from Indian sub Interim Government of pre Section 3, the total area of territories that were hitherto continent, the subsequent Independent India was com- the new State of Nagaland known as the Naga Hillsprogenitors of the so called pelled to make this political was nothing but the erst- Tuensang Area under the ‘Tea Tribes’. Subsequently, agreement with the Naga while ‘Naga Hills - Tuensang Naga Hills-Tuensang Act, the administrations of all people so as to incorporate Area’ (NHTA) Act passed in 1958, and any other Naga these areas were system- the same in the Constitution the Parliament in 1958. The areas, which may hereafter atically transferred to British of India through the Con- actual area of the new State come under it shall form a administration in the then stituent Assembly just like of ‘Nagaland’ or NHTA State within the India Union Assam province. To reclaim the accession agreements consist only small portion and be hereafter known as the overall rights of these it made with hundreds of of Naga areas, starting from the Nagaland”; territories and to amalgam- Princely state of divided the Inner Line Regulation “Re-transfer of Reserve ate all the contiguous Naga India, and Jammu and Kash- (ILP) line of 1925 of British Forests: All the Reserve people into single sovereign mir State. Accordingly, all Government which roughly Forests and other Naga areas Naga nation was the begin- the necessary provisions of covers only the hilly tracks that were transferred out of ning and ultimate object of these agreements made with of present Peren, small por- Naga area will be returned the Naga people’s national the Princely states of India tion of Dimapur, Kohima to Nagaland with a clearly aspiration from the forma- and the State of Jammu and Wokha, Mokokchung, Lon- defined boundary under the tion of Naga Club in 1918 Kashmir, now infamous gleng and Mon Districts present settlement”; and to the present day Indo-Naga Article 370 in the case of as Nagaland State in the “Consolidation of Conpolitical negotiation. Jammu and Kashmir, were south-west or small part of tiguous Naga Areas: The Therefore it is incum- duly incorporated in the new erstwhile Naga Hills District other Naga tribes inhabiting bent on us to understand constitution of independent under British Administra- the areas contiguous to the the origin of the Naga issue Republic of India which was tion and its eastern portion present Nagaland be allowed before we discuss what we finally adopted in January without demarcation. In the to join Nagaland if they so should plan for the future. 26, 1950. eastern part of Nagaland desire”. Everyone understand that However, to the utter or the Tuensang Area of However, by State of the Naga Political issue dismay of the Naga peo- NHTA, the areas were not Nagaland Act, 1962, Point was first recorded in writing ple, the Government of defined even in paper. The No. 1 of 16 Points Agreeby the Naga leaders in the India willfully and unilater- Tuensang Areas or part of ment, 1960 was not conmemorandum submitted to ally sidelined the agreement NEFA (North East Frontier sidered and the total area the Simon Commission in made with the Naga people Area) was un-administrated of NHTA Act of 1958 was 1929, apart from the Ahom by failing to incorporate the areas inhabited by various made Nagaland which was and British recorded his- same in the Constitution in Naga tribes where British also yet to be defined, detory. This was followed by spite of the successive assur- Government never tried even marcate and surveyed. 9 Points Agreement in June ances given to Naga leaders to have administrative conPoints No. 12 and 13 1947 at Kohima made be- to this effect. trol. Therefore, even though of 16 Points Agreement tween the representative of Dr. Hokishe Sema, the Naga people was given a stipulates the following: the Constituent Assembly Former Chief Minister of State under Union of India, “12. The Naga delegaof India, Governor Akbar Nagaland and Governor of its boundaries were never tion discussed the question Hydari Ali and Premier Himachal Pradesh, in his ever defined, demarcated of inclusion of Reserve ForGobinath Bordoloi of the Book ‘The Emergence of or surveyed to these days of ests and of contiguous areas then Assam Province and Nagaland’ duly summed which the Surveyor General inhabited by the Nagas. the only undivided Naga up in this line - ‘due to the of India has made deposition They were referred to the political party, the Naga failure of the Government to this effect in the honorable provisions of Article 3 and 4 National Council (NNC) of India to fulfill its commit- Supreme Court of India in of the Constitution, prescribrepresenting the Naga peo- ments, insurgency emanates the now infamous ‘Civil Suit ing the procedure for the ple with the sole objective in Nagaland’. No 2 of 1988’. transfer of areas from one to reclaim its overall rights In 1960, the GovernIt is therefore perti- State to another”; and over lands and territories ment of India under Nehru nent to reproduce here the “13. The Naga leaders of the Naga people. The as Prime Minister made ‘16 provisions of Point No. 1, expressed the view that other agreement, among others Points Agreement’ with the 12, and 13 of the 16 Points Nagas inhabiting contiguous Reader’s note: Articles or letters published in any of the columns do not reflect the view of this
areas should be enable to join the new State. It was pointed out to them on behalf of the Government of India that Articles 3 and 4 of the Constitution provided for increasing the area of any State, but it was not possible for the Government of India to make any commitment in this regard at this stage”. Such are the fact of whimsical nature of the Indian leaders. However, the fact that the Naga delegates were referred to Article 3 and 4 of the Constitution of India for transfer of areas from one State to another, namely the reserve Forests and the contiguous areas inhabited by the Naga people, and that it was not possible for Government of India to make any commitment at that point of time immediately prior to the formation of the State of Nagaland, the Government of India remains obligated to the wishes of the Naga people to give effect to the relevant Points of Agreement No. 1, 12 and 13 of the 16 Points
Agreement even today. The above explanations of Naga lands, territories, the contiguous Naga areas, the State without any boundary are in a nutshell, the beginning of the Naga political history, started with the British Imperial Government of India and now with independent India with whom political negotiation are ongoing. Therefore any political settlement or agreement that may be made with India by any Naga National political Government without bringing back the overall rights of the Naga people over its lands and territories as per the historical facts, such settlement can never be accepted as final political settlement between India and Naga people nor can it be honorable and acceptable to the Naga people. (Concluded) Hukavi T Yeputhomi, chairman, United Naga Tribes Association on Border Areas
Appeal to Naga entrepreneurs Sir,
It is pretty challenging and encouraging seeing many Naga entrepreneurs venturing into different field of businesses. I salute you all for embarking into such as professions for one’s livelihood. Meanwhile, I would like to appeal to all the Naga entrepreneurs of different fields and areas to learn to be more humble in dealing with our customers. I see many Nagas being rude and arrogant who instead of grabbing customers has been discouraging them for not knowing to be polite. As the famous adage says “Rome was not built in a day”. Every success takes time; likewise, let us not try to build our wealth and economy in a day by charging extra from our customers, let us not give up but learn to be more humble and polite for our prospect. Ajung Lima Walling, Kohima newspaper nor that of the Editor in any manner.
Oppn accuses BJP of murdering democracy
Congress members stage a protest at Rajghat against the Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s invitation to BJP to form the government, in New Delhi on Thursday. (PTI)
New Delhi, May 17 (PTI): Opposition parties Thursday accused the BJP of “murder of democracy” and “trampling” the Constitution, with the Congress demanding that Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala be recalled as it dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah to prove BJP’s majority in the state tomorrow itself. Par ties like TMC, CPI-M and BSP, besides RJD stood in unison to tar-
get the BJP and asserted that if the single largest party was to form the government, then BJP governments in states like Bihar, Goa, Manipur and Meghayala should resign. The Congress also decided to observe ‘Save Democracy Day’ on Friday saying party workers across the country will hold protests and dharnas at all district headquarters against Vala’s “illegal” decision to allow BS Yeddyurappa
to take over as chief minister, “despite being in a minority”. Stepping up attack on the BJP, Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala dubbed Yeddyurappa as a “one-day chief minister” saying he lacked majority and would be ousted soon after the Supreme Court’s hearing and decision on Friday. Citing the Supreme Court judgment of March 2017, which was in favour of the BJP on Goa govern-
ment formation, in support of its claim in Karnataka, the Congress said if that principle is to be adopted, then governments in Goa, Manipur, Meghalaya and Bihar should resign as BJP was not the single largest party in these states. He said the Congress would meet Governors of Goa, Meghalaya and Manipur and parade its MLAs as it is the single-largest party in these states. The RJD will also meet Bihar governor and stake claim to form the government as it was the single-largest party. The Congress, which in alliance with the JD(S) had made a bid to form the government in the state, referred to a 2011 tweet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking the recall of the then Karnataka governor and said, “We agree”. “Governor of Karnataka is bent upon destroying India’s federal structure, urged PM to request President to recall him,” Modi, who was then the Gujarat chief minister, had tweeted on May 19 2011, against the then governor, H R Bhardwaj, alleging that he was “harassing” the BJP-led state government and “acting in a partisan manner”. Against backdrop of
Karnataka developments, Congress president Rahul Gandhi claimed the situation in the country was similar to that in Pakistan under “dictatorship”, alleging that the judiciary and the press was being suppressed here. “Amit Shah dares to give us sermons on democracy. We challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah that if you have the courage of conviction, we dare you to prove your majority on the floor of the House tomorrow itself and the truth will come and democracy will win as you will be decisively decimated and defeated,” Surjewala told reporters. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also targeted the BJP, saying she didn’t know why the Karnataka governor had not invited JD(S) leader Kumarswamy to form government. She “endorsed” the views of BSP supremo Mayawati who termed the entire episode as a conspiracy to destroy the Constitution. “I endorse the views of Mayawatiji. We must give full respect to the maker of our Constitution, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar,” Banerjee said on Twitter. “It is a conspiracy to de-
Atmosphere of fear in country, situation similar to Pak: Rahul Raipur, May 17 (PTI): The Constitution is under “severe attack”, Rahul Gandhi asserted Wednesday against the backdrop of Karnataka developments, even as he said the judiciary and the press were under “fear” that usually happens in Pakistan under “dictatorship” and some African countries ruled by Generals. At an event here, the Congress president alleged there was an atmosphere of fear in the country with even the institutions such as the judiciary and the press being suppressed and threatened. “The Constitution is under severe attack in the country... In Karnataka, the MLAs are on one side and the Governor on the other and you know what attempt is being
made,” Gandhi said. “The JD(S) leader has said its MLAs were offered Rs 100 crore,” the Congress president said, apparently referring to H D Kumaraswami’s sensational allegation. While the CongressJD(S) combine in Karnataka has been claiming a majority with the support of 117 MLAs, the BJP has 104 seats in the Assembly, eight short of a majority. BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa was sworn in as chief minister in Bengaluru this morning after he was invited by the Governor last night to form the government. Addressing a ‘Jan Swaraj Sammelan’ here on the occasion of the silver jubilee of 73rd and 74th amendment in the Con-
stitution related to local self-governance, Gandhi also accused the BJP and the RSS of capturing every democratic institution in country. “One after another, you can see every democratic institution in the country, like the MPs, MLAs, the press and the Planning Commission... the RSS is trying to induct its people,” the Congress leader said. All these institutions collectively form the voice of the country and the RSS and the BJP are trying to suppress these voices, he claimed. Gandhi added that his party had ruled the country for several years but never tried to capture democratic institutions. “There is fear in the judiciary, there is
fear in the press, and even the BJP’s members of Parliament are scared as they cannot speak a single word before the prime minister (Narendra Modi),” he said. In the last 70 years, it was generally seen that people approach the judiciary to seek justice. “But for the first time it was seen that four judges of the Supreme Court came out to seek public support saying they were not allowed to perform their duties...It was seen for the first time in the country. It definitely happens under dictatorship, it happens in Pakistan, it happens in different African countries, (where) a general comes and suppresses court and press, but in India it has happened for the first time
in last 70 years.” Gandhi, who is on a two-day trip to Chhattisgarh, was apparently referring to the unprecedented press conference by four senior judges of the Supreme Court in January this year to express their grievances against the chief justice of India. The BJP hit back at Gandhi with its spokesperson Anil Bluni saying the Congress chief and his party have a lot of affection for Pakistan and that is why they keep remembering that country from time to time. “It is unfortunate that the president of the Congress compares our country with Pakistan. He neither understands the traditions and culture of our country nor will he ever able to,” he said.
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Karna Gov decision has led to MLAs’ auction: Sinha
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia speaks with Rashtra Manch convenor Yashwant Sinha at Vijay Chowk on Thursday. (PTI)
NEW DELHI, MAY 17 (AGENCIES): Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala inviting the BJP to form the government in the State has led to a situation wherein MLAs will be auctioned under the “Indian Political League” the way cricketers are auctioned in the Indian Premier League, former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha has said. Sinha staged a protest outside the Rashtrapati Bhavan on May 17 against the Governor’s decision, and alleged that the unconstitutional move amounted to murder of democracy. The for mer Union Minister was also not impressed with the Congress and the JD(S) approaching the Supreme Court against Mr. Vala’s decision to invite
the BJP to form government and noted it was the weakness of the country’s political system that it failed in delivering justice in such cases. Earlier in the day, Sinha has tweeted that the developments in Karnataka were rehearsal of what would happen in Delhi after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. “The BJP is eight MLAs short of majority. Now from where will it get the requisite numbers (to prove majority)? The numbers will be managed after some MLAs will defect from other parties,” Sinha said as he sat on a dharna on behalf of the Rashtriya Manch, “an apolitical forum” that Sinha formed on January 30 to highlight the alleged “anti-people” policies of the Centre.
Inviting Yeddy to form govt undemocratic: AP CM Vijayawada, May 17 (Agencies): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday described the Governor’s invite to BS Yeddyurappa to form government in Karnataka as “undemocratic” and underlined the need of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) coming to power once again is imperative to AP, UNI reported. While addressing a programme in Kandukur in Prakasam district on Thursday, the chief minis-
ter said that the Congress and the JD(S) had enough majority to form the government but the Governor invited BS Yeddyurappa, who did not have majority to form government. “The BJP talked about democratic values but what it is doing now,” he asked. Recalling the political happenings in Andhra Pradesh in 1984, he explained that the Congress undemocratically dethroned the then chief minister NT Rama Rao. The TDP launched a mas-
sive protest across the state, which forced the then prime minister Indira Gandhi to reinstate NTR. Despite less resources, more development is being achieved in the state, but the Opposition leaders are making baseless allegations against the government”. Referring to launch capsize accident, the Chief Minister said the boat capsized in the river Godavari due to heavy winds but the Opposition is blaming him for the boat accident.
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Pure gold (99.9 per cent purity) also moved down by a similar margin to close at Rs 30,980 per 10 grams as against Rs 31,085 yesterday. However, silver (.999 fineness) rose by Rs 210 to finish at Rs 39,595 per kg compared to Rs 39,385 previously. Globally, gold slid back towards its low for the year as another rise in the US bond yields and concerns over political risk in Italy held the dollar index near its 2018 peak. Spot gold was down at USD 1,288.96 an ounce in early European trade, close to the previous day’s four-and-a half-month low of USD 1,286.20.
2014 on growing worries of a sharp drop in Iranian oil exports in the coming months due to renewed US sanctions, reducing supply in an already tightening market. The Brent crude futures, an international benchmark, was trading higher at USD 79.97 a barrel after briefly hitting USD 80 in early Asian trade. In the meantime, the dollar was hovering near its highest levels in five months against a basket of other major currencies as rising US government bond yields continued to underpin demand for the currency. Local equities, however, continued to witness massive unwinding as nervous investors took money off the table amid political wrangling in Karnataka and hardening crude oil prices.
Guwahati, May 17 (Agencies): On Thursday afternoon, the first Parcel Cargo Express train (PCET) to Kalyan, Maharashtra was flagged off from the Guwahati railway station. The goods train will run twice a month, and is being celebrated as a “leap forward” in connecting the Northeast to western of India — specifically Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and even Bengaluru. “The Northeast is rich but there are several transportation bottlenecks — therefore local produce does not end up finding a market outside the region,” says Pranav Jyoti Sharma, Chief Public Relations Of-
Mumbai, May 17 (PTI): Gold prices declined further by Rs 105 to Rs 30,830 per ten grams at the bullion market here due to subdued demand from stockists and retailers amid bearish global cues. Traders said, besides fall in demand from local jewellers and retailers at the domestic spot market, a weak trend overseas, kept pressure on the gold prices. While, silver prices recovered by Rs 210 to Rs 39,595 per kg owing to renewed offtake from industrial units. Standard gold (99.5 per cent purity) eased by Rs 105 to end at Rs 30,830 per 10 grams from Wednesday’s closing level of Rs 30,935.
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coal, said the priority is “to ensure that we can quickly get entire banking system on its feet and shed the legacy that was inherited by this government in 2014.” The legacy he referred to was apparently the indiscreet loans given under the previous UPA government. Many companies, especially in the power, steel and telecom sectors, have been unable to pay down their debts due to sectoral issues and slowing economy. To compound the problem, there has been a string of scandals that have come to light over the past couple of months, hurting the image of banks -- the heart of the economy. “With the intelligent efforts of all my colleague
bankers, lakhs of employees of public sector banks and all the stakeholders of banking system working and under the guidance of RBI, we will ensure very orderly growth of the industry and highest levels of probity and accountability that is expected of public sector banks,” Goyal said. He, however, did not elaborate on the steps discussed in the meeting. “I must place on record that we are very appreciative of the fact that finally the Reserve Bank of India, since Modi government came in, is ensuring proper banking supervision, is taking action against defaulters, something which I believe under previous governments was not given the kind of serious attention that it deserved,” he said. “Indiscriminate lending of the past has caused this distress that the banking sector is facing.” Moody’s Investor Service earlier this week said the final stage of a multiyear initiative by RBI to push banks to recognise problem assets more accurately will reduce profitability for the sector in the near term, but produce benefits over the longer term.
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Rupee in recovery mode; gains 10 paise M u m ba i , M ay 1 7 (PTI): Belying fears about surging crude prices, the rupee managed to hold its ground against the US currency for the secondstraight day, gaining by 10 paise to end at 67.70 a dollar. The Indian currency proved surprisingly resilient despite a sharp surge in global cr ude prices which alarmingly touched a high of USD 80 a barrel on supply squeeze. Suspected heavy currency market liquidity intervention by the Reserve Bank of India predominantly helped the rupee to stay afloat amid bullish overseas sentiment. The home unit, which is the worst performing Asian market currency, seems to be on the verge of recovery after plunging to a fresh 16-month low of 68.15 on Wednesday, a forex dealer said. Worsening domestic macros against the grim backdrop of boiling crude prices and impending Fed rate hike fears along with dollar strength has been the key dominating force in forex markets in recent weeks. On the energy front, crude prices shot up to hit USD 80 a barrel for the first time since November
NEW DELHI, May 17 (PTI): Finance Minister Piyush Goyal Thursday vowed to quickly put on track the banking sector, which has been marred by scandals and bad debts that threaten to have repercussions for the broader economy. Goyal, who was earlier this week given temporary charge of the finance ministry until Arun Jaitley recovers after undergoing a kidney transplant, met heads of public sector banks here today. “We will ensure very orderly growth of the industry and highest levels of probity and accountability that is expected of public sector banks,” he said after the meeting. Goyal, considered a close associate of Jaitley, has not made a big show of getting additional charge of the finance ministry and largely operates from Rail Bhawan. Jaitley, he said, was “recovering very well”. “Yesterday I had an occasion to talk to him and take his guidance. He has given me some issues (which) I am following,” he said. Goyal, who is the minister for railways and
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Ebola outbreak: WHO calls emergency meeting KINSHASA/GENEVA, May 17 (Agencies): The World Health Organisation (WHO) will convene an Emergency Committee on Friday (May 18) to consider the international risks of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier said on Thursday, Reuters reported. The expert committee will decide whether to declare a“public health emergency of international concern”, which would trigger more international involvement, mobilising research and resources, Lindmeier said. Congo’s Ebola outbreak has entered “a new phase” after a case of the deadly virus was detected for the first time in the north-west city of Mbandaka, with a population of about 1 million people, the health minister said late on Wednesday (May 16). So far, the 23 deaths believed to have been caused by Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak had been detected in more isolated areas, giving authorities a better chance of ring-fencing the virus. The first urban case
Ebola has been recorded in Congo since the disease made its first known appearance near its northern Ebola river in the 1970s. Ebola is most feared for the internal and external bleeding it can cause in victims owing to damage done to blood vessels. Before Wednesday’s announcement, there had been only two cases of the virus confirmed by lab tests.
A health worker is sprayed with chlorine after visiting First vaccine batch The first batch of over the isolation ward at Bikoro hospital, which received a new suspected Ebola case, in Bikoro, Democratic 4,000 Ebola vaccines was Republic of Congo, on May 12, 2018. (Reuters) sent by the WHO to Kin-
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Arab League chief calls for probe into Israel ‘crimes’
nation’s immigration laws, calling them “the dumbest laws on immigration in the world”. He exhorted his administration to “do much better” in keeping out undesirable people, including members of transnational gangs like MS-13. The local officials invited for the event took turns praising his immigration policies and lamenting California’s law, arguing that it was making it more difficult for their communities to find and deport criminals. The President’s language and his focus on California drew a sharp rebuke from Jerry Brown, the state’s Democratic Governor. “Trump is lying on immigration, lying about crime and lying about the laws of California.
Cairo, May 17 (AFP): Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit on Thursday called for an international probe into alleged “crimes” committed by Israeli forces against Palestinians during deadly violence along the Gaza border this week. “We call for a credible international investigation into the crimes committed by the occupation,” Abul Gheit said at the opening session of an extraordinary meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo to discuss the violence. Palestinians in Gaza have been protesting for seven weeks to be able to return to their historic homes they fled in 1948 and which later became part of Israel.
immigrants. Trump’s comments came during a discussion with state and local leaders on California’s socalled sanctuary laws, which strictly limit communication between local law enforcement and federal immigration officers and which the Trump administration is suing to invalidate. He vented about the
Washington, May 17 (IANS): US President Donald Trump lashed out at undocumented immigrants during a White House meeting, warning that “dangerous people” were clamouring to breach the country’s borders and branded them “animals”. “We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in, we’re stopping a lot of them. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people, these are animals, and we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before,” the New York Times quoting Trump as saying on Wednesday. This is not the first time the President has spoken in racially fraught terms about
to be announced threatens to change that. The WHO, which on Wednesday deployed the first experimental vaccines in the vast central African country, had expressed concern about the disease reaching Mbandaka, which would make the outbreak far harder to tackle. Adding to concerns is the city’s location on the banks of the Congo River, a major thoroughfare for trade and transport into the capital, Kinshasa. The Congo Republic is on the other side of the river.
New Catalan leader shuns constitution as sworn in BARCELONA, May 17 (Agencies): Quim Torra, Catalonia’s new separatist leader, was sworn in Thursday in a brief ceremony without central government representatives where he avoided promising to obey the constitution and pledged instead to follow “the will of the Catalan people.” “I promise to loyally fulfil the duties of the post of regional president being faithful to the will of the Catalan people represented by the Catalan parliament,” he said, using the same formula as his predecessor and mentor Carles Puigdemont. The 55-year-old did not promise to obey the statute that regulates Catalonia’s autonomy either. He appeared flanked only by a Catalan flag, without the traditional Spanish flag and portrait of the king that protocol states must be present, in a small side-room of the regional government building in Barcelona. The ceremony marks the end of close to seven months of political limbo in this region of northeastern
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Spain which has been under direct rule from Madrid since it deposed Puigdemont after a failed declaration of independence on October 27. Torra, a hardline separatist, was handpicked by Puigdemont, who is currently in Berlin awaiting potential extradition to Spain where he faces jail on charges of rebellion and misuse of public funds. He has stressed he is merely a “caretaker president” as he awaits the return of Puigdemont, whom he considers the “legitimate” leader, and has pledged to keep fighting for indepen-
dence from Spain. Torra’s swearing-in ceremony only lasted a few minutes and the central government decided not to send any representatives in a sign of tensions between the two. There were no representatives of political parties or civil society either, and only a few people close to Torra, regional parliamentary speaker Roger Torrent, a top regional government official and the head of Catalan police were present. As a deferential gesture towards Puigdemont, Torra did not put on the medallion that regional presidents usually wear when they are sworn in. But even before the ceremony, Torra drew controversy over a series of tweets and articles written over the past years deemed to show hate towards the Spanish. He for instance described Spain as “a country that exports misery” and branded those who do not defend the Catalan language and culture “scavengers, vipers and hyenas.”
Pak court quashes treason petition against Sharif
Lahore, May 17 (PTI): A top Pakistani court Thursday dismissed three petitions submitted by opposition parties to initiate treason proceedings against the embattled ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif for his controversial statement on the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, declaring them “nonmaintainable”. In an interview last week, the three-time prime minister had questioned Pakistan’s policy to allow the “non-state actors” to cross the border and “kill” people in Mumbai as he publicly acknowledged that militant groups are active in the country. His comments triggered a major controversy, inviting criticism from all quarters. The National Security Committee, Pakistan’s top civil-military body, condemned the “fallacious”
statement by Sharif about the Mumbai terror attack and termed it as “incorrect and misleading”. Lahore High Court Justice Shams Mahmood Mirza dismissed three petitions filed by opposition Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistani Awami Tehreek (PAT) and rights activist advocate Abdullah Malik. After hearing the arguments of the petitioners, Justice Mirza advised the petitioners to approach the proper forum for such a petition and declared them “unmaintainable”. The petitioners contended that Sharif tarnished the country’s image and sought the court’s intervention to initiate proceedings under Article 6 of the Constitution against him. Sharif, 68, is already being tried in three cor-
ruption cases linked to the Panama Papers scandal in which he is accused of buying properties in the UK through corruption. “The statement by the former premier benefited India and appeared prejudiced towards the state’s safety and the interests, and that apparently Sharif is guilty of high treason as well as offences punishable in terms of the Official Secret Act, 1923 for which he deserves to be proceeded in accordance with law,” the petitioners said. They pleaded the statement of Sharif amounts to “committing treason” against the country. The opposition parties moved the court on Sharif ’s interview to Dawn on May 12 in which he had stated: “Militant organisations are active. “Call them non-state
actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can’t we complete the trial? We have isolated ourselves. Despite giving sacrifices, our narrative is not being accepted. Afghanistan’s narrative is being accepted, but ours is not. We must look into it”. Resolutions against Sharif have also been brought in the country’s three provincial assemblies demanding registration of a treason case against him for his controversial remarks on the 2008 Mumbai attacks. In one such resolution, opposition PTI also demanded “hang Nawaz Sharif being a traitor”. In addition to this, two applications have been filed in Lahore’s police stations seeking registration of FIRs against Sharif.
“We are entering a new phase of the Ebola outbreak that is now affecting three health zones, including an urban health zone,” Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said in a statement.”Since the announcement of the alert in Mbandaka, our epidemiologists are working in the field to identify people who have been in contact with suspected cases.” He said authorities would intensify population tracing at all air, river and road routes out of the city. It is the ninth time
shasa on Wednesday. The Health Ministry said vaccinations would start by early next week, the first time the vaccine would come into use since it was developed two years ago. The vaccine, developed by Merck and Co Inc, is still not licenced but proved effective during limited trials in West Africa in the biggest-ever outbreak of Ebola, which killed 11,300 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone from 2014 to 2016. Before the latest confirmed case, Peter Salama, the WHO’s deputy director-general for emer-
gency preparedness and response, said the current number of suspected, probable or confirmed cases stood at 42, with 23 deaths attributed to the outbreak. He said another 4,000-vaccine batch was expected soon. Health workers have recorded confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola in three health zones of Congo’s Equateur province, and have identified 432 people who may have had contact with the disease, the WHO said. Supplies sent to Congo included more than 300 body bags for safe burials in affected communities. The vaccine will be reserved for people suspected of coming into contact with the disease, as well as health workers. The vaccine requires storage at a temperature between -60 and -80 degrees C, tricky in a country with unreliable electricity. “We are now tracing more than 4,000 contacts of patients and they have spread out all over the region of northwest Congo, so they have to be followed up and the only way to reach them is motorcycles,” Salama said.
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STF hold its 21st session DIMAPUR: 21st session of Sumi Thelogical Fellowship (STF) which was held at Kiyeshe Baptist Church from May 4 to 6, under the theme “Exonerating the truth”. A press release from STF stated that STA president, Dr. Shitovi Yepthomi, who is also the principal of Anderson Thelogical College Aizuto graced the opening of the conference with the Word of God and prayer. A panel of discussion on “Re-thinking ministry praxis” and “Role of education in ministry” were discussed comprehensively. The conference was also marked by solo competition and marital counselling. STA expressed gratitude to the host church, program officials and all the delegates for their unflinching support towards the success of the program. All theological graduates and theological students’ under SBAK attended the conference.
IEF Tuensang ‘healing crusade’ underway at TTBC DIMAPUR: A three-day “healing crusade” organised by International Evangelistic Fellowship (IEF) Tuensang unit commenced on May 16 at Tuensang Town Baptist Church (TTBC). A press release issued by its media team stated that the crusade was being held with missionary, Lima Imsong and senior pastor and founder Koinonia Baptist Church, Rev. Zotuo Kiewhuo as speakers. On May 16, Rev. Zotuo while delivering a message on the blessing of the cross, said people could obtain forgiveness, redemption, reconciliation, healing and prosperity because Jesus Christ died on the cross for them. The praise and worship was led by IEF team Tuensang while special praises were presented by IEF singers and Neilhou Sopfünuo. On May 17, Lima shared the word of God. Sessions on various topics were led by resource persons– Ruokuotuo Kuotsu, Khriezovolie Suokhrie, Menuosielie Üsou and Zashekho Hibo. The last service will be held on May 18, 9 a.m. and at 4 p.m. with Rev. Zotuo as the speaker.
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Members of the Participatory Rural Appraisal exercise conducted at various villages in Dimapur. DIMAPUR: A Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) Exercise 2018 under the aegis of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) was conducted for rural villages under Chumukedima Block of PHED Urban Division Dimapur sponsored by WSSO, PHED Nagaland. SDO (PHED) Chumukedima, Er. Ichirang Zeliang, through a press release said the Exercise was conducted at New Chumukedima Village, Sodzulhou Village, Ikishe
Hygiene Consultant and other department staff. The exercise was attended by council members, WATSAN Committee, anganwadi workers, youth and students, women representative and NGOs comprising of 25 members from a village. The appraisal consists of village profile, water supply, sanitation and toilet usage and the status of ODF of the district as well as the safe disposal of solid and liquid waste.
Tagore’s birth anniversary observed INFC organizes cultural exchange programme
DIMAPUR: Pranab Vidyapith Higher Secondary School (PVHSS), Dimapur observed the 157th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore on May 9, at Pranab Jubilee auditorium, in three phases. A press release issued by PVHSS Dimapur principal, Monoj Bhattacharjee stated that the first phase programme for Lkg to Class-4, started in its own traditional manner such as school prayer, garlanding to the portrait of Guru Maharaj, Rabindranath Tagore and Vijayanandaji Maharaj, floral tribute to founder secretary of PVHSS Dimapur, late Manik Bhat-
tacharjee, and his associates. Students of Lkg to Class-4 performed a special presentation on “Nature and Rabindranath”. Various cultural programmes were also presented by the morning shift students and teachers. During the second phase for higher secondary section, teachers and students also performed various colourful presentations. While in the third phase for the secondary section, it began with a floral tribute, opening song was presented by the class 10 students, welcome speech was delivered by PVHSS Dimapur vice principal,
Ashok Kumar Ray, various cultural programmes like solo dance, group dance, recitation, speech etc were performed. The students and the teachers delivered speeches on the great personality of past, present and future. Words of blessings was given by secretary PVHSS & in-charge Bharat Sevashram Sangha Dimapur & Karbi Anglong district Assam, Swami Chinmayanandaji Maharaj, while vote of thanks was proposed by Lipshe Bhattacharjee and Abakash Chakraborty. The programme concluded with the singing of national anthem.
NESRO felicitates MGMHSS aptitude test toppers
DIMAPUR: Imperial Coaching Centre conducted a science aptitude test under North East Regional Science Olympiad (NESRO) on May 8 at MGM Higher Secondary School (MGMHSS). A press release from MGMHSS Dimapur stated that 54 students appeared for the aptitude test wherein Sophia K
Yeptho, Jonathan Chase and Rachel Humtsoe bagged first, second and third positions respectively. The toppers were felicitated with certificates and mementos in the morning assembly on May 17, presented jointly by the principal and Samit Aktar of Imperial Coaching Centre.
DIMAPUR: Responding to the call of the Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya, Indian National Fellowship Centre (INFC) has taken up the task of arranging Cultural Exchange Programs between students of the North Eastern states and other parts of India. A press release said that a Cultural Exchange Program was recently organised in Mokokchung from April 30 to May 7 where a team of students and research scholars from Department of Civics and Politics, University of Mumbai visited and stayed in Chungtia village for 7 days. They also participated in the Moatsu festival in Chungtia on May 3. The entire village lead by the Village Council and the Chungtia Students’ Union (CSU) hosted the visitors and engaged them in various activities such as visiting neighbouring villages, exchanging knowledge and ideas about history and politics, understanding
Students and research scholars from University of Mumbai in a kitchen at Chungtia village during their Cultural Exchange Programme visit.
Ao culture and lifestyle and also interacting with school children. The visiting team stayed in local homes with families and experienced different food eating habits The visitors also took part in the traditional practice of community fishing. The parting informal interactive session between students from Mumbai and the members of Chungtia Students’ Union was an emotional one with many
DIET and NSLSA conduct ALOA Mon holds meeting, legal awareness programme appoints new office bearers
DIET and NSLSA members with Teachers/Teacher-in-Charge of GPS & GMS.
DIMAPUR: District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Wokha in collaboration with Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) conducted a Legal Awareness for Head Teachers/ Teacher-in-Charge of GPS & GMS on Issues Relating to Women and Children at DIET Wokha on May 11. According to a press release from NSLSA, Legal Awareness was a first of its kind where head teachers/teachers-incharge were sensitized on issues relating to women and children. The Principal, Imlikokla Longchar had initiated the workshop to equip the teachers so they could educate people even outside the school about rise of violence against women and children in
Village, Bamunpukhuri B’, Purana Bazaar B’ Village, Eralibil Village, Thilixu Village, Rangapahar and Thahekhu Village. PRA is undertaken to collect data, identify resources and generate sustainable systems, to find remedies to problems in the field of water supply and sanitation and to serve as a reference to facilitate community envisioning and action planning. The PRA team was led by Er Ichirang Zeliang, junior engineers Sanitation and
society. Longchar thanked the NSLSA headed by its member secretary, Mezivolu T Therieh for extending all out support in conducting the workshop at the institute. Ester K. Aye, legal aid counsel & trainer, NSLSA, began the workshop with her topic on the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 and Child Rights. During the second session, Alemwabang Ao, legal aid counsel & trainer, NSLSA, discussed the Right to Education Act, 2009 and Child Labour. The third session was conducted by Khriesinuo Kire, panel lawyer, NSLSA, who spoke on the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, 2006, which, according to the press release, is very relevant in our Naga context today.
DIMAPUR: Affected Land Owners’ Association (ALOA) of Mon district held its general meeting on May 12 at Mon headquarter under the motto “Unity is Strength” attended by representatives of 58 affected village and wards of the district. A press release issued by ALOA Mon chairman, K. Yeanglong stated that the house unanimously appointed the following persons as its office bearers: K.Yeanglong Konyak as chairman, Wanglam Konyak as vice chairman (representative Mon area), Tiwang Konyak representative Tizit area, P.E Pangteang Konyak representative Aboi area, Shinwang Konyak as secretary, and Nahman Konyak as joint secretary. ALOA stated that its main objective was to support and assist the government for the smooth and successful implementation of developmental projects involving the landowners and at the same time strive for the welfare of the affected landowners.
sharing their experiences of the seven days. A reciprocal exchange program will be facilitated by INFC in which a team identified by CSU will be travelling to Mumbai and will be hosted by Department of Civics and Politics, University of Mumbai. The visiting team along with INFC also pledged to upgrade the CSU library by adding books of economics, finance, international rela-
tions and an entire children’s section. According to the press release, the primary aim of these programmes was to create avenues for students to collaborate in various fields. INFC is a trust registered in Mumbai and founded in 1979. It has been working in the NE region for many years and carried out various outreach and integration programmes.
Ministers of PDA govt’s days are numbered: T.R. Zeliang Now Google Sabha or Rajya Sabha mem- search for ‘Feku’ 5 states meet (From p-1) ber must complete his or her He also thanked NPF before returning to leads to Modi Kovind on FC for nominating him as a tenure State politics. He said Rio’s
New Delhi, May 17 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday greeted people on the first day of Ramzan, saying the holy month stood for the virtues of harmony, kindness and charity. The prime minister first tweeted in Urdu and later in English and also posted a sound clip of his last ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme in which he had extended his greetings in advance. “We recall the pious thoughts of paigambar Mohammad sahib, who highlighted the importance of harmony, kindness and charity. These are also the virtues the holy month of Ramzan stands for,” he said. Ramzan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar when Muslims abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset and join mass prayers at mosques. Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramzan.
return to State politics without completing his full term has thrust another election on the people of the State. Yepthomi urged the people to be cautious while voting as the PDA government is intrinsically connected with BJP’s ideology and style of functioning, which are unacceptable in a democratic country. He alleged that BJP’s leaders indulge in anti-social activities, including rape. He urged the people to wake up from their slumber and rise together for protecting their rights by voting for Jamir. NPF secretary general and Rajya Sabha member KG Keney alleged that BJP has failed the world’s largest democracy through its machinations and have destroyed the secular character of the country. He called upon the people to come forward and support the 55-year-old home-grown regional political party that stands for the people’s rights and protecting Nagas’ unique culture and practices.
N e w D e l h i , M ay 17 (IANS): A search on Google for “Feku” leads to top results related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Also an image search for the word “Feku” leads to pictures of Narendra Modi. S i m i l a r ly, g o o g l e search for the name “Pappu” led to results related to Congress President Rahul Gandhi. IANS had moved a story on Wednesday on this. In reaction, Randeep Surjewala in charge of Congress party communications called the story “in poor taste”. “Feku” and “Pappu” are less-than-flattering names given by the opponents of parties of Modi and Gandhi. A query to Google about their algorithms which throw up these names went unanswered Last month, Google showed pictures of Narendra Modi if one searched for “India’s first Prime Minister” until the glitch was corrected by the global search engine.
lease issued by the students’ body, 45 government-run and eight private schools are functioning under SDEO Tobu sub-division. TASU pointed out that with the absence of SDEO, assignments for file management of ministerial staff like AEO, SIS and JEOs are often delayed, causing lots of hardship in addressing the needs of the students. And as Tobu sub-division is located 118 km away from Mon district headquarters, it becomes more difficult for teachers in-charge and VECs to travel, especially during the monsoon season, just for doing paper works at Mon town, it added. Alleging that there are proxy teachers and head-
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday apprised the Delhi High Court that an International Blue Corner Notice has been issued against self-styled godman Virendra Dev Dixit, who is on the run. After a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar asked the CBI to trace Dixit as soon as possible, the agency said a Blue Corner notice has been issued to locate, identify or obtain information on Dixit who runs an Ashram where girls were allegedly kept hostage. Earlier, a look out circular notice was issued against him by the CBI.
New Delhi, May 17 (PTI): Security agencies were keeping their fingers crossed over a fresh unilateral ceasefire announced by the Centre during Ramzan beginning Thursday, as a similar exercise nearly two decades ago witnessed the killings of 129 people including 43 security personnel, according to officials. The security agency officials felt a need to monitor the situation closely as terror groups had used such a window as an opportunity to regroup themselves and carry out more attacks on security establishments. The Centre yesterday announced that security forces would not launch any operation in the state during the holy month of Ramzan but they reserved the right to retaliate, if attacked. The announcement came ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. “It is important to isolate the forces that bring a bad name to Islam by resorting to mindless violence and terror,” a Home
Ministry spokesperson had said yesterday. During his Independence Day address last year, Modi had said bullets or abuses would not resolve the Kashmir issue and that it could be addressed by embracing every Kashmiri. Quoting data, the officials said that during the unilateral ceasefire, popularly known as NICO -‘Non Initiation of Combat Operations’, which was announced on November 19, 2000 and came into effect on November 28, terrorists carried out three ‘fidayeen’ (suicide) attacks on army cantonment, police control room and Srinagar airport, and two massacres. The previous ceasefire, which was announced by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and extended twice -- January 24, 2001 and on February 22 of the same year -- also witnessed an attack on former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah. From November 19, 2000 to May 23, 2001, 44 terrorists were killed by the security forces. During the
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When the court was told about the condition of women in the Ashram, it directed to form a committee of members from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) to review the mental and physical condition of the victims and listed the matter for further hearing on July 27. Meanwhile, the counsel appearing for Rohini-based ashram Adhyatmik threatened to file a defamation case against Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal for maligning the image of Dixit and his Ashram.
period, 42 civilians also died which included massacre of six Sikh civilians at Mehjoor Nagar in Srinagar on February 3, 2001 and 15 civilians by Lashker-eTaiba terror outfit at Morha Salui in Rajouri district on February 10. During this period, the first Kashmiri ‘fidayeen’ suicide bomber Afaq Ahmed Shah blew himself along with an explosive-laden car outside Badami Bagh Cantonment area on December 25, killing four security personnel. According to the officials, the number of terrorists killed during the period was 44, civilians 42, army (six), police (24) and other
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Blue Corner notice issued against Delhi ‘godman’: CBI
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candidature in the by-election, besides promising to do his best and work for the people, if elected. NPF president Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsu asked party workers and supporters in the district to have the faith on the party as it stood for the Nagas, while remaining alert to outsiders’ invasion on the cultural practices of the people. He stressed that Naga believed in equality without discrimination on any ground, be it religion. Alleging that the secular character of the country is under attack as members belonging to minority communities like Buddhists, Christians, Muslims and Sikhs are being attacked in BJP-ruled States, Liezietsu urged the people to remain wary and vote for the NPF candidate. In his speech, NPF working president Huska Yepthomi accused chief minister Neiphiu Rio of contradicting the party’s resolution adopted at the latter’s behest that any Lok
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS): The Finance Ministers of Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and the Chief Minister of Puducherry met President Ram Nath Kovind here on Thursday and submitted a memorandum urging amendments to the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the 15th Finance Commission. The ministers said that the ToR would destroy the financial autonomy of the states. These states had earlier protested that they would lose out because of the Commission’s decision to use the 2011 population census instead of 1971 as a basis for devolution of taxes from the Central government to the states, as they had successfully controlled their population. Jointly addressing the media here on Thursday after meeting the President, Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac said that they had requested Kovind to amend the ToR by taking precedents from the past. “Shifting of population base year from 1971 to 2011 violates the resolutions of the Parliament... We want 1971 as base year for population calculation,” Issac said.
“The only positive outcome of the election is the quick support offered by the Congress to the JD-S to form the government,” the Communist Party of India-Marxist said. The CPI-M said the Left and democratic forces must draw the correct conclusions from this election -- that it is only through relentless struggles against the Modi government’s policies that people’s unity can be forged against the BJP. “There has to be an uncompromising struggle against the communal forces and their depredations by drawing in all the secular and democratic forces.” The editorial also criticized the Karnataka Governor’s decision to ask Bharatiya Janata Party leader B.S. Yeddyurappa to take oath as Chief Minister when the BJP lacked a majority in the Assembly. “In this specific instance, when the BJP as the single largest party is unable to get the support of other parties and MLAs, the Governor has to consider the claim of the postelection JD-S-Congress alliance,” it said.
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constitutional issues and 15 socio-political and economic issues that have to be addressed before the government can gear up to hold simultaneous polls. Although the two bodies could not deliberate on all 20 questions in detail, sources said a large part of the discussion was focused on the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) and its impact on governance when it is in force. “It seems the Law Commission, during its interaction with other stakeholders, had received the feedback that MCC disrupts government work,” a senior EC official said on conditions of anonymity.
“To this, the EC suggested that the Law Commission should not go by anecdotal evidence, but empirical evidence. The EC offered to share data of the number of MCC references received by it, and the time taken to clear the proposals for the last few elections.” Sources said the Law Commission also wanted to know whether the EC felt it was okay to amend the Constitution, especially Article 83, which defines the duration of elected Parliament, and whether this may be seen as tinkering with the basic structure of the Constitution. “The EC said this question is not for us to answer,” the official said. The Law Commission has already brought out a “Draft working paper – Simultaneous Elections – Constitution and Legal Perspectives”, which has been sent to the Union Law Ministry. It is at present taking the opinion of all stakeholders, including political parties, on the issue and the meeting was part of that exercise.
N e w D e l h i , M ay 17 (IANS): Calling the Karnataka defeat “a big blow” to the Congress, the CPI-M has said that the electoral outcome showed the Congress inability to counter the BJP and RSS “politically, ideologically and organisationally”, the CPI-M has said. “Karnataka was the only state with a Congress government in the south (if union territory Puducherry is discounted),” said an editorial in the CPI-M journal “People’s Democracy”. “This election reverse underlines the continuing inability of the Congress to counter the BJP-RSS forces politically, ideologically and organisationally. “The visits of (Congress President) Rahul Gandhi to temples and mutts have proved to be a flawed and compromising approach to counter the Hindutva forces. Nor was the Congress able to convince people that it had anything better to offer in terms of economic betterment and their livelihood issues, given the fact that the Modi government is aggressively pursuing the very neo-liberal policies which the Congress stands for,” the editorial said.
Simultaneous polls desirable, achievable: EC to Law panel
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Ko l k ata , M ay 1 7 (PTI): The ruling Trinamool Congress Thursday headed for a massive victory in West Bengal’s rural polls, bagging 19,394 seats in gram panchayats, while the BJP emerged as its main rival, though with a tally that was far lower than that of the TMC, according to results declared till the evening. State Election Commission (SEC) sources said the Trinamool was ahead in another 560 gram panchayat seats for which counting was in progress. The BJP had won 5,050 seats and was leading in 55 seats, the sources said. This is the first time in many years that the BJP has been elected to the gram panchayat level in every district of the state. The BJP had made its presence felt in rural polls in the districts after the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition. The CPI(M) slipped to the third position from the second place it occupied the last time panchayat polls were held. It won 1,306 gram panchayats and was ahead in another 27, the sources said. The Congress emerged fourth among the political parties by winning 918 seats and leading in 29 seats - a score lower than that of independents who won 1,614
All India Trinamool Congress supporters celebrate during Panchayat poll election results outside the counting station, in South 24 Parganas, on Thursday. (PTI)
gram panchayat seats and were leading in 39 seats. A jubilant TMC said the result would boost the party ahead of next year’s general election as the rural poll was the last major electoral event in the state before 2019. The BJP said the result, which saw its emergence as the main challenger to the ruling party in Bengal, would act as a morale booster for the party’s rank and file. The TMC outraced the others in panchayat samiti seats, too, winning 560 of them so far and leading in another 350. The BJP won 24 seats and was leading in 16. The CPI(M) won seven
seats and was leading in six, while the Congress could grab just one seat and was leading in one, the SEC sources said. In zilla parishads, the TMC won 55 seats, with a complete sweep in Burdwan West district, and was leading in 30 seats. The other political parties were yet to open their account. In Purulia, the TMC and BJP had a close fight in the gram panchayats, winning 748 and 626 seats respectively till 6 pm today. The Congress and the CPI(M) bagged 147 and 144 seats respectively, the sources said. In Jhargram too the TMC and the BJP were engaged in a close battle for
the gram panchayat seats, winning 372 and 329 seats respectively. The CPI(M) trailed far behind with 13 seats and the Congress was yet to open its account. In Malda, a traditional Congress stronghold like Murshidabad, the TMC won 973 gram panchayat seats, the BJP 502, the Congress 359 and CPI(M) 101. The TMC bagged 918 seats, followed by the Congress with 359 seats, in Murshidabad. The CPI(M) and the BJP bagged 111 and 54 seats respectively in the district, the SEC said. In Nadia, another border district like Murshidabad and Malda, the TMC won 1,362 gram panchayat seats, the BJP 508, the CPI(M)
148 and the Congress 54 seats. In South 24 Parganas, the TMC bagged 1,916 gram panchayat seats, followed by BJP with 351, CPI(M) with 144 and the Congress with 33. In East Midnapore, the TMC won 1,969 gram panchayat seats, the BJP 177, the CPI(M) 134 and the Congress 15 seats. The three-tier panchayat poll was held in 621 zilla parishad, 6,123 panchayat samiti and 31,802 gram panchayat seats in 20 West Bengal districts on May 14. The counting of votes began at 8 am today amid tight security. Of the total 48,650 seats in gram panchayats, 16,814 went uncontested. There was no contest for 3,059 of the 9,217 panchayat samiti seats and in 203 of the 825 zilla parishad seats. The BJP said had the elections been free and fair the party would have won 50 per cent of the seats. Widespread violence during the polls claimed at least 12 lives and left 43 injured. The CPI(M) and the Congress dubbed the election a “farce”. The TMC, on the other hand, said the people of Bengal had voted in favour of development ushered in by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
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Dynasty politics has ended, people rewarding hardwork, says Modi
PM Modi and BJP President Amit Shah at the concluding session of the National Executive Committee meeting of the party’s all wings (morchas)’ on Thursday. (PTI)
New Delhi, May 17 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted Thursday that dynasty politics has “ended” and voters are rewarding hardworking leaders, as he set the tone for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, saying it is not the time to look back but to move ahead and work for a win in the next polls. In his address to a meeting of all BJP ‘morchas’, which focus on groups like farmers, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, women and youths, Modi said people can differentiate between his government and the ones before it and claimed that there is no allegation against the current dispensation, sources said. While for other parties
self and family come first, for the BJP government the nation and people hold utmost priority, Modi said, according to party general secretary Bhupender Yadav who briefed reporters on the PM’s speech. The first such meeting of all wings of the party is seen as an attempt by its top brass to galvanise its rank and file in preparation for the general elections, which are less than a year away. “Dynasty politics has ended and leaders trying to win over the masses with their hard work are being rewarded. Our aim is not family first, which may be the goal of other parties, but nation first,” the prime minister said, distinguishing between ‘parivarwaad’ (dy-
nasty) and ‘parishramwaad’ (hardwork). Modi described these ‘morchas’ as the party’s front organisations and recalled that Amit Shah, now the BJP president, worked in Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) as he rose from the ranks. He asked them to connect people, especially first-time voters, to the party’s ideology and inform them about his government’s schemes centred on women, farmers and the poor among others ahead of the next Lok Sabha polls. “Now is not the time to look back. We have to march on,” he said, according to a leader present in the meeting said. In his speech, BJP president Amit Shah said the party should aim to get over 50 per cent of votes in the coming elections and this will make alliance of opposition parties against it inconsequential. Even the Congress in its heyday could never get half of the total votes, he said. He said over 22 crore families had benefitted from the Modi government’s schemes and asked the all seven ‘morchas’ to reach out to them in their target segments. He asked them to focus especially on youths as they work for the next elections.
Justice J Chelameswar gets Cong-JD (S) should have waited Left student groups unite to fight compliments from top lawyers for floor test outcome: AG MHRD bid to ‘end reservations’
J Chelameswar (File)
office on June 22 during the vacation, has refused to accept the invitation of the Supreme Court Bar Association to attend a farewell ceremony in his honour. Senior advocate Shanti Bhushan hailed Justice Chelameswar for his “courage, judicial approach and uprightness” and said he was one of the greatest judges of the top court and drew parallel between him and late legendery judge Justice H R Khanna, who was superseded by a junior judge during the Indira Gandhi rule. Justice Khanna was in a minority in the infa-
‘Bastariya’ battalion: Rajnath to commission anti-Naxal team
New Delhi, May 17 (PTI): The much-awaited ‘Bastariya’ battalion of the CRPF, created for the firsttime with over 540 tribal youth from Chhattisgarh, will be commissioned into service by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh next week. Singh will attend the passing out parade of the 543 young recruits, including 189 women combatants, at the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) training centre at Ambikapur in the central Indian state on May 21. The hardcore and localised battalion of these young combatants will be immediately deployed for anti-Naxal operations in some of the worst Left Wing Extremism-hit areas like Sukma, Dantewada and Bijapur, a senior official said. The unique battalion -- recruited from Sukma, Dantewada, Narayanpur and Bijapur districts of undivided Bastar -- have been raised with a specific purpose to sharpen and strengthen the security forces’ operations in the areas where they have been witnessing maximum reverses for a number of
years owing to lack of good local intelligence and familiarisation with the locals and the topography. The battalion is named ‘Bastariya’ as its members are from the Bastar region that falls in the southern part of Chhattisgarh, bordering Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Telangana, said the official who did not wish to be named. On May 21, the troops will get their ranks of constables and take up arms against the Naxals, like regular security forces personnel, he said. The recruits have been trained for about a year in jungle warfare, weapons firing, map reading, police laws and unarmed combat, the official said. The total strength of the ‘Bastariya’ battalion will be 743 personnel and include some of the young but regular combat personnel besides officers to ensure a blend of both young blood and experience. These new personnel will be deployed as small ‘hit’ teams, along with regular CRPF and CoBRA battalions, for operations and other duties in south Bastar, the official said.
mous ADM Jabalpur case that had held that the State has the power to suspend fundamental rights even the right to life during the Emergency. Bhushan’s views found an echo in the tributes given by senior advocate Dushyant Dave, who said that former law minister’s tribute was befitting of a great judge. “He (Justice HR Khanna) sat in court room 2 and people talk about him all the time. His portrait is here. I am sure your’s will be here soon,” Bhushan told Justice Chelameswar. Bhushan said in his decades-long professional career, Justice Chelameswar was one of the “greatest judges” that he has had the fortune of appearing before. After Bhushan ended his tribute, Dave joined in and said it has been a privilege and pleasure of the Bar members to appear before a judge like Justice Chelameswar.
New Delhi, May 17 (PTI): Attorney General K K Venugopal Wednesday criticised the Congress-JD (S) combine in the Supreme Court for taking the political battle of Karnataka to the judicial arena, saying the proper forum for them to contest the BJP’s claim was the floor of the House. The Attorney General said the plea challenging Karnataka Governor’s decision to invite BJP to form government should not have been filed and they should have waited for outcome of floor test. Venugopal, who vehemently opposed the plea seeking a stay of the swearing in ceremony, argued that the top court cannot question the Governor’s discretion to call a party to form a government. “The whole issue is a grey area subject to speculation. Let the matter be heard at length,” he said. A three-judge bench of Justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan asked Venugopal on what
NOTICE INVITING OTHER CLAIMENTS TO REPRESENTATION TO COME FORWARD (SECTION 375 OF THE INDIAN SUCCESSION ACT 1925) In the Court of Smti. Sara S. Jamir Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur, Nagaland Whereas application under Succession Act 1925 for grant of Succession Certificate for the estate of Late W. Awungshi Deceased, has been filed by Smti. Hukali Chophi relation wife R/o. H.No. 90 Xuvihe Colony, Dimapur to draw his/her Landed Property etc, who expired on 22/12/2017. Covered by Patta No. 317, Block No. 8, Mouza No. 3. Notice is hereby given that any person having interest in the administration of the estate of the said deceased, may if he/she so desire may appear in this Court within 30 days, on the said day of 16/06/18. Given under the hand and seal of the Court this 15 day of 5/18. Addl. Deputy Commissioner Dimapur : Nagaland. DP-3908
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Whereas, Shri. Visalhoulie Seyie, S/o Neithongusie Seyie of Medziphema Village has applied for issue of Succession Certificate under the Indian Succession Act. 1925 to draw/operate his GPF/GIS/ Family Pension and all relating to pension matters, bank account No. 11667744859 State Bank, Medziphema of Late Nithongusie Seyie who was expired on 19-10-2017. Therefore, public are hereby asked to file objection/claim if any within 30 days of issue of this notice. DP-3912
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I, Shri. N. SHIKUTO SEMA, S/O NIHOVI resident of DC HILL (West) COLONY, DIST. ZUNHEBOTO, NAGALAND, do hereby solemnly affirm and declare as follows. 1. That I am a bonafide citizen of India, resident of the above mentioned address. 2. That my actual name is N. SHIKUTO SEMA which is recorded in my SERVICE BOOK, but due to the ignorance my name is inadvertently recorded as SHIK UTO SUMI in my SBI passbook bearing A/C No. 11736637168, AADHAAR CARD Bearing No. 7248 6638 0598, PAN CARD bearing no. FQKPS4082P, SHIKUTO N. SUMI in my Service ID Card & PRC. 3. That the above mentioned names N. SHIKUTO SEMA, SHIKUTO SUMI & SHIKUTO N. SUMI are one and same person which is referred to me. 4. That, from the date of this declaration, I shall use my name as N, SHIKUTO SEMA all official purpose and legal proccedings and at all times and occasions. 5. That the statements made in para 1-4 are true and correct to the best of my knowledge & belief and nothing material is concealed therein. Deponent Solemnly affirm and declared before me by the deponent on this .......... day of ........... 2018 at Zunheboto: Nagaland Notary Public Regd. No 344, Date 18/04/18 DP-3905
basis Yeddyurappa has claimed stake to form government. “When the other side has given letter of support signed by the members from Congress and JD (S), on what basis the BJP can say it has the majority? Arithmetic defies how this can happen,” the bench asked Venugopal. The top court also asked why the Governor has granted 15 days for floor test. “That is the Governor’s decision,” Venugopal replied. “You cannot deny that all these actions are subject to judicial review though he (Governor) might not be liable,” the bench said. Venugopal said there was no urgency in the matter and added “Let the matter be heard at length. No irreversible damage will be done.” Sharing his experience on attending a pre-dawn hearing, the AG said this was his first experience of night-long hearing in the apex court in his 64 years of legal practice.
New Delhi, May 17 (PTI): National-level left student bodies today announced an alliance to fight “onslaughts” on higher education and alleged attempts by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to privatise education and end reservations through its policies. Organisations in the alliance include the All India Democratic Students Organisation, All India Students Federation (AISF), All India Students Association (AISA), All India Students Bloc and Students’ Federation of India (SFI). “We have seen in recent days the MHRD has made several policy-level changes to higher education with their agenda to privatise education in a market-profiting manner and exclude a large number of students across the country from accessing higher education,” AISA national president Sucheta
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In the Court of Smti Sara S. Jamir Additional Deputy Commissioner Dimapur District, Nagaland Whereas application under Succession Act 1925 for grant of Succession Certificate for estate of Late Dilip Chakraborty Deseased, has been filed by Shri/Smti Soma Chakraborty relation Wife R/o H/NO. 12C Power House Colony Burma Camp to draw his/her family pension, Bank Acct. etc, who expired on 19-4-18 Notice is hereby given that any person having interest in the administration of the estate of the said deceased, may if he/she so desire may appear in this court within 30 days, on the said day of 8/6/18 Given under the hand and seal of the court this 7 days of 8/18 Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur : Nagaland
15 Southern Angami-II A/C (NPF) Kick-start Bye-Poll Campaign
The Naga People’s Front (NPF) Lok Sabha Bye – Election Campaign for the 15 Southern Angami-II A/C will be Kickoff on 19th May, 2018 at Khuzama Village Council Hall, Khuzama at 5:00 P.M. Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu, President, Naga People’s Front will be the main speaker. All party workers and well wishers are invited to attend the same. (Zekrol Soleho) President NPF, 15 southern Angami–11 A/C K-1416 GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND
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De said. She said the alliance would lead protests across the country demanding the withdrawal of a February 12 notification issued by the MHRD and gazettes “granting autonomy to 60 higher education institutes”. It wanted a partial funding scheme for colleges and universities to be revoked and an increase in funding in higher education. The left bodies said they would hold a national convention in Delhi in July to press for their demands. “Another grave issue is the new roster system and scuttling of reservation in recruitment. A draconian May 5, 2016, UGC gazette has made viva a sole criterion for selection of M.Phil and Ph.D students in varsities such as JNU. These are atRegd. No. 836/18 Date : 17.05.18
tempts to end reservations,” SFI national president VP Sanu said. After the national convention, similar events and protests would be held across the country to spread awareness on the issue, he added. Asked if the alliance would also together fight student union elections in different universities, De said there was already a tieup among left organisations in varsities. “However, this is just a declaration to fight the policies of the ministry. Various teachers’ organisations such as the Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) and Federation of Central University Teachers Associations have also offered us their support,” she said.
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Regd.No. 5281/2018 AFFIDAVIT 17/05/2018 I, Smti T.IMSUNARO AO age around 48 years, D/O Shri Temsulemba Resident of H.No : 176 Fazl Ali Campus,Mokokchung, Nagaland. Declares as under : 1. That in all my official documents and Academic certificates my name has been entered and recorded as T.Imsunaro Ao whereas in my passport issued by the Republic of India my name has been entered and recorded as Imsunaro. 2. That , I further declare that the initial letter T in my name T Imsunaro Ao stands for my father’s name Temsulemba and the last name Ao in my name represents my tribe Clan. 3. That, this affidavit is sworn in to declare and submit before the appropriate authority that the names T IMSUNARO AO and IMSUNARO refers to the same and one person only. 4. That, henceforth as when the names T Imsunaro Ao and Imsunato appears it should be read , understood and corrected as TEMSULEMBA IMSUNARO AO for all official and other purposes. Deponent. Sworn before me on this day the 17th May 2018. Magistrate /Notary Public, Mokokchung, Nagaland. MKC-40
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DAROGAPATHAR VILLAGE COUNCIL DIMAPUR-797115 : NAGALAND
The Darogapathar Village Council hereby informs all concerned that the council firmly stands by its previously passed resolution dated 18th August, 2016, in which it strongly resolved to ban any sort of illegal tax collection within Darogapathar village jurisdiction by any NNPG’s on the business community of the village. Further, this is to inform that should there be any sort of checking on expiry dates of consumable items, weighing machines/scales, rates etc. by any groups or individuals, prior permission and approval by the council is mandatory. Therefore, if any individual or groups are involved in such activities without the knowledge of the council, they shall be doing so at their own risk and will be dealt with by the council on legal grounds. The Darogapathar Village Council further clarifies on its earlier stand of ‘one government, one tax’. K. Ado Bizo Nungtok Meren Jamir Council Secretary Council Chairman Darogapathar Village Darogapathar Village
N e w D e l h i , M ay 17 (PTI): Justice J Chelameswar Thursday received glowing compliments from top lawyers for his judicial approach, with former law minister Shanti Bhushan even equating with Justice H R Khanna, the lone dissenting voice in a verdict that had upheld suspension of fundamental rights during the Emergency. The remarks by Shanti Bhushan and Dushyant Dave came a day before the court adjourns for summer vacation which could also be the second last day of his judicial work. Justice Chelameswar, the senior most judge after Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra, has been at loggerheads with the CJI after he had led three judges -- Justices Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph -- to an unprecedented press conference on January 12 for alleging arbitrary allocation of cases. The judge, who demits
Nagaland Post, Dimapur FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018
GCX, BMC UK to braodcast royal wedding
Malaysian police raid former PM Najib Razak’s residence
FB launches global project to fight election interference
UK may crash out of EU without Brexit deal: Varadkar Dublin, May 17 (IANS): Ireland’s Indian-origin Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Thursday raised the prospect of Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal if the UK government infighting continues over the next few weeks. With the Brexit negotiations stalling and British Prime Minister Theresa May failing to offer any further solutions to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the republic, Varadkar’s comments came before his meeting with the UK leader at an EU summit in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Varadkar said that June’s European council summit would be a key moment for the talks despite attempts by the Brexit secretary David Davis and others in the UK government to play down suggestions of a “deadline”, the Guardian reported. Varadkar said the EU and Dublin had “yet to see anything that remotely approaches” a way out of the current impasse. The UK government had vowed to find an arrangement that will avoid the need for border checks between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and to table a “backstop” solution involving regulatory alignment with the EU.
According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, it is important to make sure no one interferes in any more elections, including in India.
no one interferes in any more elections, including in India. “Our goals are to understand Facebook’s impact on upcoming elections-like Brazil, India, Mexico and the US midterms-and to inform our future product and policy decisions,” he said while testifying before the US Congress in April. “The most important thing I care about right now is making sure no one interferes in the various 2018 elections around the world,”
he told a panel of 44 Senators. Facebook is doubling the number of people who work on safety and security and using technology like Artificial Intelligence (AI) to more effectively block fake accounts during elections Facebook will also use the Atlantic Council’s Digital Research Unit Monitoring Missions during elections and other sensitive moments. “This will allow us to focus on a particular geo-
Kuala Lumpur, May 17 (Agencies): Malaysia’s new government stepped up a corruption investigation into a state fund with a seven-hour police search of the home of former Prime Minister Najib Razak and the creation of a special committee to accelerate the probe. Police searched Najib’s house until early Thursday morning and also raided an upscale condominium in Kuala Lumpur occupied by his family as part of the money-laundering investigation. Police took several boxes from the house containing mainly personal belongings such as handbags and clothing, but didn’t find any incriminating documents, said Najib’s lawyer, Harpal Singh Grewal. He said several policemen went to an upstairs room several hours after the search ended and began drilling a safe that had not been opened for two decades because the key had been lost. “The search conducted in the premises and the items seized thus far would seem of insignificant value and the continued presence of police officers and the drilling of the old safe strongly suggest unwar-
Hamas says most of protesters killed were members
A Palestinian protester throws stones near the fence between Gaza and Israel on Tuesday. (Mohammed Saber/EPA)
G a z a S t r i p, M ay 17 (Agencies): Israel carried out airstrikes on Hamas sites in Gaza early Thursday, hours after the militant organization said most of the protesters killed by Israeli fire this week were its members, NBCnews reported. Salah Bardawil, a senior Hamas official, told Palestinian news outlet Baladna TV that 50 out of the 60 who died on Monday were members of his organization, while the
rest were civilians. Hamas won elections in 2006 and has run Gaza since the end of a violent power struggle the following year. Israel has long argued that Hamas has used the protests, which began on March 30, as cover to for terrorist attacks or attempts to infiltrate its border. Human rights groups say an affiliation with a militant group is irrelevant if they were unarmed and did not pose an immediate threat to the lives of
soldiers when they were shot. Bardawil did not elaborate on whether the 50 were fighters or associates, and his number could not be verified. However, Is-
raeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted that his country’s military had “similar figures” and would continue its action along the border. “They are not defending us from some civilian demonstrations,” he wrote. “This is a warlike move by Hamas. That is why Israel will continue to defend itself for as long as necessary and will not allow those who call for its destruction to storm its borders and threaten our communities.” The Israeli Defense Forces said fighter jets struck at four Hamas targets in northern Gaza overnight, including “a weapons production facility.” It said the raids were in response to the “heavy
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Washington, May 17 (IANS): In a bid to prevent its platform from being abused during elections, Facebook on Thursday announced a partnership with Washington-based Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab that will independently monitor disinformation and other vulnerabilities in elections globally, including in India. Experts from the research lab will work closely with Facebook’s security, policy and product teams to get real-time insights and updates on emerging threats and disinformation campaigns from around the world. “This will help increase the number of ‘eyes and ears’ we have working to spot potential abuse on our service - enabling us to more effectively identify gaps in our systems, preempt obstacles, and ensure that Facebook plays a positive role during elections all around the world,” Katie Harbath, Global Politics and Government Outreach Director at Facebook, said in a blog post. According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, it is important to make sure
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Najib Razak (File) ranted harassment,” Grewal said in a statement. Najib has indicated he is willing to cooperate with the probe, but “this harassment has now continued for almost 18 hours and nothing meaningful has come” of it, the lawyer said. New Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who won a stunning election victory last week that unseated Najib’s National Front coalition after 60 years in power, reopened the probe into the 1MDB state investment fund, which is also being investigated abroad. Najib started the fund in 2009 and U.S. investigators say at least USD 4.5 billion was stolen and laundered by his associates, some of which landed in his bank account. The government announced Thursday that it
set up a five-member committee, including a former attorney general and an adviser to Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority, to handle the 1MDB case. “Until and unless the issue of 1MDB is resolved, there will be questions that undermine public confidence in the government and its institutions,” it said in a statement. Asked about the search of Najib’s house, Mahathir said Thursday that “police have enough reasons to conduct the raid” although he wasn’t informed about it. “I didn’t know that they should raid at night but my instruction is very clear: I’m not going to torture people and things like that. I want people to be treated decently,” he said. Mahathir, 92, has said an initial investigation showed the scale of wrongdoing by Najib’s administration was more serious than expected. He has said that arrests will be made when there is evidence, and there would be “no deal” with Najib. Najib has denied any wrongdoing but the raids have fueled speculation his arrest may be imminent. He and his wife have been barred from traveling overseas.
Nepal’s two Left parties merge to form largest Communist party KATHMANDU, MAY 17 (PTI): Nepal’s ruling CPNUML and CPN-Maoist Centre Wednesday formally merged to form the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), the country’s largest Left party, eight months after they initially agreed on the unification. The CPN-UML, led by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, and the CPN-Maoist Centre, led by former premier Prachanda, announced the formation of the grand party at a press conference following a series of meetings. Addressing the media following the official merger of the two communist parties, Prachanda said, “The unification between CPNUML and CPN (Maoist Centre) is like forming wa-
ter by combining hydrogen and oxygen. Hydrogen and oxygen cannot be separated once they turn into water.” He termed the unification between the two communist forces as a “great step”. Oli said the unification will now help government to achieve the goal of prosperous Nepal. A nine-member central secretariat and a 45-member standing committee have been formed to steer the party. Similarly, a 441-member central committee was also formed with the inclusion of 45 per cent members from the former CPN-Maoist Centre. Now, the new party has a strength of 175 members in the 275-member House of Representatives, which is nearly two third majority.
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Backstreet Boys begin their ‘next chapter’ with new song
YouTube to roll out new ‘Sadly, my father will not be attending music service on May 22 our wedding’: Meghan Markle
ocal group Backstreet Boys are back with a new song titled “Don’t go breaking my heart” -- their first track in five years. Its band member AJ McLean called it “just the beginning of the next Backstreet Boys’ chapter”. “Boom. Brand spankin’ new single and music video is here! I’m so excited for you guys to finally hear what me and the boys have been working on! This is just the beginning of the next Backstreet Boys’ chapter. Don’t Go Break-
ing My Heart,” McLean tweeted on Thursday. The band members -- Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson and McLean -- might no longer be teenagers or in their 20s but that didn’t stop them from doing age-defying synchronised dance moves in the video, which also features hologram of a woman. “New Backstreet Boys single and video out now! Thank you for sticking with us for 25 years... here’s to the next chapter! Don’t go
breaking my heart,” Carter tweeted. The love song, currently the number one trending topic in the US on Twitter, comes a month after the group celebrated its 25th anniversary. Backstreet Boys ruled the charts and hearts of many with their love songs like “I Want it that way”, “As long as you love me” and “Quit playing games” in the 1990s. Their eight album “In a World Like This” had released in 2013. (IANS)
‘Big B is most Pop music has got sadder in the engaging Indian last 30 years, says new study actor on Facebook’
egastar Amitabh Bachchan is the most engaging actor in the Indian film industry on Facebook, a survey has found. The Score Trends India post categorically announced Amitabh as the number one actor with 100 points on Facebook, where as many as 30 million fans are following his page. Salman Khan ranked second with 95 points, Shah Rukh Khan got the third position with the score of 68, Ranveer Singh at fourth spot with 52 points, followed by Akshay Kumar with 49 points. Score Trends India is a global media tech company that tracks all media across languages and gives weekly rankings of celebrities based on the stars’ power to stay in news. (IANS)
new study has found that pop music seems to have become a lot more sad on the whole over the last 30 years. As Associated Press reports, the research for the Royal Society Open Science by the University of California at Irvine saw 500,000 songs studied that were released in the UK between 1985-2015, before grouping them according to their mood. It found a significant shift away from the ‘happiness’ index with the majority of popular songs. “‘Happiness’ is going down, ‘brightness’ is going down, ‘sadness’ is going up,” said co-author Natalia L. Komarova, “and at the same time, the songs are becoming more ‘danceable’ and more ‘party-like’.”
She added: “So it looks like, while the overall mood is becoming less happy, people seem to want to forget it all and dance.” The report lists some of the songs towards the less ‘happy’ end of the index as Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’, Whispers’ by Passenger and ‘Unmissable’ by Gorgon City, compared to happier songs from 1985 such as Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Glory Days’ and ‘Freedom’ by Wham. Despite this increase, researchers found that sadder songs weren’t necessarily more popular, writing: “The public seems to prefer happier songs, even though more and more unhappy songs are being released each year.” (NME)
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ouTube is rolling out a new service “YouTube Music” on May 22 to seperate the music and film components on the Google-owned videosharing platform. “YouTube Music” is a mobile app and desktop player with multiple playlists, official albums and artists to prevent users from jumping back and forth between multiple apps and YouTube, the company said in a blog post. “While users can enjoy the new ad-supported version of ‘YouTube Music’ for free, we’re also launching ‘YouTube Music Premium,’ a paid membership that gives you background listening, downloads and an ad-free experience for $9.99 a month,” the post added. YouTube will release the service from May 22 in America, Australia and New Zealand and will “ex-
pand more broadly” in the coming weeks. It is yet to be announced when it will come to India. With the increasing penetration of smartphones, data becoming affordable and ever-growing availability of content, 80 per cent of internet users across all age-groups in India are accessing YouTube. Touching 225 million monthly active users on mobile alone, India is one of the fastest-growing countries for the video platform, the company had said in March. “We now have more than 300 channels with over a million subscribers, from just 16 channels in 2014. We will continue to invest in programmes to support creators, and encourage more diversity and distribution of their content,” said Robert Kyncl, Chief Business Officer, YouTube. (IANS)
eghan Markle says her father will not attend her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday. In a statement, she said she had “always cared” for her father and hoped he could be given the space he needed to focus on his health. In recent days, doubts had been raised over whether Thomas Markle would be at the wedding to walk his daughter down the aisle. On Wednesday, it was reported that he had to undergo heart surgery. Mr Markle had been due to meet the prince for the first time this week, as well as the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. Mr Markle, who is understood to be in Mexico, was caught up in controversy after allegedly staging photographs with the paparazzi. He later told US celebrity news website TMZ he would not attend the wedding amid the controversy; then that he would; and then that he could not, due to a planned heart procedure. Ms Markle’s estranged half-sister, Samantha, said
he had faced “unbelievable stress”. The paparazzi pictures showed Mr Markle - apparently unaware he was being photographed - carrying out preparations for the wedding, including being measured for a suit. On Monday, Mr Markle reportedly told TMZ that he would not attend the ceremony to avoid embarrassing his daughter. TMZ later reported that Mr Markle wanted to be there - although it might not be possible because of health concerns. And in a third report, the website said that health issues and planned surgery would prevent him from attending after all. His absence leaves a big question mark over who
will walk Ms Markle down the aisle. Her mother, Doria Ragland, who arrived in the UK on Wednesday, would be one option, as would Prince Charles, Harry’s father, or she could choose to walk alone. Ms Markle has 10 bridesmaids and pageboys, all under the age of eight. She decided against having a maid of honour because she wanted to avoid choosing between her closest friends. The news came two days before the couple’s big day, as a rehearsal of the carriage procession through Windsor took place. Hundreds of people lined the streets in the sunshine to get an idea of what’s to come when the newlyweds take a 25-minute carriage ride through the town.
The Kooks return with two new tracks Aosunep releases new single video
he Kooks have returned with two new tracks, and news of a forthcoming album. ‘No Pressure’ and ‘All The Time’ are the first tasters of the band’s fifth record ‘Let’s Go Sunshine’, a release which frontman Luke Pritchard calls “our most exciting album” yet. It’s due for release on August 31. The band first hit the studio in 2015, picking up where their last album ‘Listen’ – which came out the previous year – left off. However, The Kooks later
scrapped an entire album’s worth of material, Pritchard explains in a press release. “[We] discovered it wasn’t what we wanted to make and wasn’t really The Kooks,” the vocalist says. “So we scrapped it and started again. I really went on a mission to write the best songs I’d ever written before bringing them to the band. I stewed over every word. It had to be our ‘Rubber Soul’, ‘Lola’, ‘Definitely Maybe’,” he adds, citing three classic records. “Proper British
lineage”. “I came from a dark place at the start, had a lotta heartbreak, and then falling in love in the middle of the album…the lyrics reflect that,” Pritchard adds. “From ‘Fractured And Dazed’ to ‘No Pressure’, it’s gotta be our most exciting album, and it should get you dancing.” The Kooks have also shared the tracklisting for their fifth album ‘Let’s Go Sunshine’. (NME)
inger, songwriter and former “Naga Idol” runners up, Aosunep Jamir released his new singles video “Good old times”. A government servant by profession based in Kohima, this is his first musical endeavour since the release of his last album “Born Free”. Though having a rock music background his new song is a modern country genre composed to resonate particularly with
matured music listeners. His song good old times was inspired by the spirit of Christmas which bonds and unites relatives and families to spend quality time together despite of all the stress and hard times we face throughout the year. The song encouraged to recollect those fond memories during difficult times which gives strength and reminds that love ones are behind both through good and bad times.
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ortia De Rossi has ing. She decided you didn’t confirmed that she want to do anything more has retired from act- with acting and got off of ing. Scandal.” The Australian actress Portia then went on to rose to fame after landing explain that she made the the role of Nelle Porter in decision about a year and legal drama series Ally Mc- a half ago, when Shonda Beal and later appeared in Rhimes decided to cut her TV shows such as Arrested character from political Development, Nip/Tuck thriller series Scandal. and Scandal. “I was approaching While Portia will be 45 and I was just wonderseen in five episodes of the ing was there something upcoming season five of that I could tackle now Arrested Development, she that I’ve never done before disclosed during an inter- that would be very chalview with her wife on her lenging and different. I TV show The Ellen DeGe- kind of knew what acting neres Show on Wednesday would look like for me for (16May18) that she would the next 10, 20 years, so I no longer be concentrating decided to quit and start a on her Hollywood career. business,” the star shared, “You aren’t a big fan adding that while she tried of doing press and talk to explain her decision shows, so thank you for to Arrested Development being here,” Ellen told her creator Mitch Hurwitz at spouse of nearly 10 years. the time, he had other plans “She really doesn’t. That’s for her. why she actually quit act(Hollywood)
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Rockets rout Warriors 127-105 to tie series
Eric Gordon drives past Golden State’s Draymond Green during the Rockets’ win in Houston.
H O U S TO N, M ay 1 7 (Agencies): James Harden and Eric Gordon each scored 27 points to lead a balanced attack and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 127105 on Wednesday night to even the Western Conference finals at one game apiece. The Rockets didn’t trail after the first quarter and led
Handball coaching camp from May 22
by double digits for most of the night. They head to Oakland, Calif., for Game 3 on Sunday night feeling much better after rebounding from a deflating 119-106 loss in the series opener. P.J. Tucker added a playoff career-high 22 and Trevor Ariza had 19 as both bounced back after struggling in Game 1. Tucker had just one point in that game
and Ariza scored eight, but was limited on defense after collecting his fifth foul early in the third quarter. Kevin Durant had 38 points after scoring 37 in the opener, but Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for just 24 points after the pair went for 46 in Game 1. Houston wasn’t able to slow down Durant, but did a much better job of limiting open 3-pointers by Thompson and Curry, and the two made just 3 of 12 attempts. The Warriors made three free throws to get within 11 early in the fourth quarter before the Rockets scored the next 11 points, with 3s from Gordon, Tucker and Harden to make it 111-89 with about 6 ½ minutes to play. Durant made a basket after that, but Houston scored the next eight points to extend the lead to 119-91 with about five minutes left. The Warriors got frustrated in that stretch, with Durant getting a technical for shoving Harden in the back and Draymond Green pushing Ariza out of bounds seconds later. Gordon came off the bench to make six 3-pointers, Tucker tied a playoff best with five and Harden added three.
Door not closed on Joe Hart, says Southgate L ondon, M ay 1 7 (Agencies): Gareth Southgate says Joe Hart’s international career is not over despite being left out of England’s World Cup squad. The experienced Hart has 75 England caps but Southgate opted for Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland and Nick Pope when choosing his goalkeepers for Russia this summer. Asked about the decision on Thursday, Southgate said, “Of course it was a difficult call. Joe played in most of our qualifying matches, he’s been a big part of the England team the last few years, and he’s a valued member of the squad.” “But in the end, I’ve
got to look at performances over the last 18 months with their clubs, and the three lads we picked were the three best goalkeepers in the league this year,” he said. Hart remains a Manchester City player but has
Yuki Bhambri out of Busan Open NEW DELHI, May 17 (PTI): Top Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri was on Thursday knocked out of the Busan Open by China’s Ze Zhang while a gritty N Sriram Balaji fought tooth and nail before losing a tight second round to second seed Attila Balazs at Samarkand Challenger. Second seed Yuki, playing his first tournament after winning the Challenger title at Santaizi in Taiwan, lost 4-6 3-6 to his 265th ranked Chinese opponent to whom he had never lost before. It was third match be-
tween the two players. Balaji, who had qualified into the main draw, lost 6-7(5) 6-7(3) to his Hungarian challenger after a stiff two-hour four minute battle. Balaji is also competing in the doubles event with
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“Cleanliness is Next to Godliness”
Died on 18/05/2017 Death ends life but not memories A year has passed but you're still close to our hearts The seeds that you've planted and worked hard on are blooming at its best Your legacy remains and we adore life more To live by your steps, to earn your blessings. Gone but never forgotten. From your loved ones. K-1322
First Death Anniversary Late Tiatemsu Chuchuyimlang
A year has passed since you left us on this day, the 18th of May 2017 for your heavenly abode, but not a day passes by without you in our hearts. The hardest part wasn’t losing you, it was learning to live without you. Your great love and care that you have shown to us, comforts our hearts today though you are no more with us physically. Your beautiful memories are deeply missed. Loving wife, sons and relatives
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Beloved Father, we remember you as someone faithful, loving, caring and a great person with full of insight about future prospect. Your entire life had been a true inspiration to us. Your ‘honesty’, ‘good deeds’ and ‘concern for the once in need’. With the God-given bondless health, you gave your best to serve our community in constant maintenance of cleanliness in and around the locality and water connectivity here and beyond. Your tireless efforts and services towards the people will be cherished and we hope to continue and uphold the good deeds in the days to come. Through this column, we, the bereaved family members of our beloved father Lt. PURAL HIBO, would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each individuals, churches, organizations, various departments, institutions, unions, clubs, friends, neighbours, relatives and well-wishers who stood by us physically, morally, financially, materially and for sharing your support in our grief and sorrow over the sudden demise of our beloved father. We convey our sincere gratitude to: Late PURAL HIBO 1. Community Health Center, Viswema Died on 14 May 2018 (Doctor & Staff) 2. Khuzama Christian Revival Church. 3. Khuzama Village Council. 4. Khuzama Youth Organization. 5. Khuzama Students’ Care Union. 6. Er. Vikho-o Yhoshü, Speaker NLA. 7. Dr. Nicky Kire, Advisor, Rural Development. 8. Er. Kropol Vitsu, Former Parliamentary Secretary, SCERT. 9. Mr. Ato Yepthomi, Chairman, Nagaland Hotels Ltd (NHL). 10. Mrs. Aneü Khaming, Former Chairperson, NHL. 11. Officers and Staff, Nagaland Hotels Ltd. 12. Fountain Club, Kohima. 13. Dzüvürü (Poterlane) Panchayat. 14. Dzüvürü Youth Organization. 15. Modern Institute of Teacher Education, Kohima. 16. Amalgamate 59 (Patkai Christian College 2014-2016 batch) 17. Nagaland University Students’ Union, Lumami. 18. Viswe-Khuza Hibo. We deeply regret our inability to reach out to each of you individually, but do accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude towards the sympathy and gesture of kindness shown to us. It is our humble prayer that our Almighty God bless you all in abundance. Loving wife, sons, daughters, family members, grandchildren and relatives. K-1411
19.06.1963 – 18.05.2016 “We’ll always remember that special smile, that caring heart, that warm embrace, You always gave us. We’ll always remember You Dad because they’ll never be another one to replace You in our hearts, and the love We will always have for You” Loving wife, children ,grandchildren & family members.
land fold. “I pick players on form and, if he’s playing well for his club, why wouldn’t we select him?” said Southgate. “There’s no reason for this to be the end. He has an important career decision this summer and I hope he can be back at his very best.” Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was the other high profile omission from the squad and Southgate said that, while the 26-year-old had been in contention, the selected midfielders had done more in his opinion. “Jack has of course been in our thoughts,” the manager said. “We selected him in March but he has not played a game for us.
We’ve been really pleased with the way the team played in November and March.” “The only midfielder we’ve added into it is Fabian Delph, who I think has had an unbelievable season at Manchester City, the champions. I thought Jack had a good spell in the lead-up to Christmas and just after, but was maybe not as effective towards the end of the season.” “We think the other guys have played very well and deserve their place in the squad,” he added. Southgate said neither Hart or Wilshere had asked not to be considered as standby players and that he had taken the decision not to include them on the list.
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that the righteous are taken away to be spread from evil.
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The days are stark dark without you Daddy. Nothing can heal the wound of losing you. Miss you deeply. DP-3900
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Late Khriesamhalie Koza Death comes eventually. The ones left behind in so much pain. This pain only made easier by knowing our suffering is over at last. No matter how many years goes by, we still miss you all the same. They say 'Death ends a life, not a relationship'. DP-3909
6th January 1926 – 14th May 2018 A huge thank you to everyone for the outpouring of love and support given to the family of Late Nikheto Assumi, who left this mortal world on 14th May 2018, at the ripe age of 92 years. Our pain had been eased by all of you with love and care for our beloved father. So many people helped us out during this most difficult time of our lives, but we cannot possibly name each and every one that was so caring and giving support to us, but please know that you are not forgotten or overlooked. All the noble deeds shown through all your actions and prayer will be forever appreciated, and the comforting expressions of love and sympathy will always be remembered with deep gratitude. From family members. MKC-39
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT “I am the resurrection, and the life: He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live”. John 11:25
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Vishnu Vardhan. Meanwhile, at the Heilbronn Challenger in Germany, India’s Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and his Austrian partner TristanSamuel Weissborn reached the quarterfinals with a 6-3 6-4 win over Dustin Brown and Darian King. However, at the Bordeaux Challenger in France, the second seeded pair of Purav Raja and his French partner Fabrice Martin lost their quarterfinal match 3-6 5-7 to Argentine pair of Guillermo Duran and Maximo Gonzalez.
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been on loan at Torino and then West Ham over the last two seasons and it is unclear where he will play next season. However, Southgate made it clear that a settled and in-form Hart could easily return to the Eng-
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Dimapur, May 17 (NPN): Nagaland Handball Association will conduct a handball coaching camp at Riizhiikhrie GHSS ground, Kohima from May 22. Therefore, all interested boys and girls are informed to attend the coaching camp.
D i m a p u r , M ay 1 7 (NPN): Mokokchung Battalion under the aegis of HQs IGAR(N) organised a volleyball match between local players of Wakching and Assam Rifles troops at Wakching, Mon on May 14. The match was organised with an aim to extend opportunity to the locals to show their talent in sports and interact with troops.
Died : 18 May 2017 It hurts every day, the absence of someone who was once there. Your sweet memories still remain afresh in our hearts. We miss you beyond measures. Loving Family members K-1404
Through this column, we, the bereaved family members of Lt. Tamentola, wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone for all the help and support given throughout the prolonged illness and at the time of loss of our dear mother. We regret our inability to thank everyone in person but we assure you all our humble prayers and will remain ever grateful to you all. We would specially like to thank: 1. The Pentecostal Church, Mokokchung 2. Longkhum Baptist Church 3. NCRC Longkhum 4. Village Council Chungliyimsen 5. Dr. Mar & Dr. Alem IMDH 6. Red Cross Society Mokokchung 7. Neighbours, friends and well wishers. Loving children & relatives. MKC-38 K Y M C
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Atletico Madrid win Europa League
Atletico Madrid players celebrate with the cup after beating Marseille in Europa League final on Wednesday.
team’s captain coming off in tears. Griezmann now has 29 goals this season, although it was Gabi’s late strike that sealed the victory. Atletico’s triumph comes after agonising defeats to Real Madrid in the Champions League finals
of 2014 and 2016. They had previously won the Europa League in 2010 and again in 2012, the latter coming just six months after Diego Simeone’s appointment as coach. Simeone, who had to watch from the stands due to a touchline ban, called the victory a reward for his
Signal Fellowship win Cricket Bash League
Rajput appointed Zimbabwe interim head coach
LYON, May 17 (Agencies): Antoine Griezmann was the hero for Atletico Madrid as the French striker scored twice in their 3-0 win over Marseille in Wednesday’s Europa League final in Lyon, allowing his club to win the trophy for the third time in nine seasons.
It is Griezmann’s first major title with Atletico, and a fitting way to bow out if he leaves at the season’s end, with Barcelona tipped as his next destination. Griezmann scored once in each half, his lethal finishes coming either side of Marseille losing Dimitri Payet to injury, the French
Players of Signal Fellowship and Merali Fellowship during the final match on Thursday.
Dimapur, May 17 (NPN): Signal Fellowship emerged as the winners of DABAYM Cricket Bash League after beating Merali Fellowship in the final match on Thursday. The tournament was organised by DABA Teintet Lanur as a part of the DABA Youth Sports Ministry. In the final match played at Government College ground, Dimapur, Signal set a target of 116 for
Merali. However, Merali Fellowship managed to score only 93 losing 8 wickets in the allotted 15 overs. In individual awards, Imlikaba of Signal Fellowship, who scored 139 runs was awarded the Orange Cap while Mazu of Signal Fellowship was awarded the Purple Cap for taking 13 wickets. Along of Signal Fellowship was named the best wicketkeeper, Talilemba of Merali Fel-
lowship was named the young promising player while Tiawapang Imsong of Duncan Fellowship received the best catch award. Mazu of Signal Fellowship was named the man of the series. Altogether, eight fellowships under DABA (Signal, Duncan, Town, Merali, Lungmen, Sumedem, Yongkum and Yinsem) took part in the tournament.
H a r a r e , M ay 1 7 (IANS): Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) on Thursday named former India opener Lalchand Rajput as the interim head coach after ex-national skipper Heath Streak was sacked from the position in March. “The 56-year-old is expected to start work immediately ahead of the triangular Twenty20 international (T20I) series involving Zimbabwe, Australia and Pakistan in Harare in July,” read a ZC statement. Rajput has previously been in-charge of India’s coaching set-up during their World T20 triumph in 2007. He has also coached Afghanistan, after having coached Mumbai Indians. Rajput’s first challenge in his new role will be Zimbabwe’s triangular T20I series involving Australia and Pakistan in Harare in July.
side’s hard work and even expressed hope that Griezmann could be convinced to stay. Marseille had been desperate to win the second European trophy in their history, on French soil, 25 years after beating AC Milan in the inaugural Champions League final. But it was a flat night for their huge support, who threatened to ruin the occasion by lighting flares and setting off firecrackers at one end of the stadium, with some even being thrown onto the pitch towards the end. The game carried on regardless, with Rudi Garcia’s side well beaten. Atletico were the favourites against a Marseille side whose continental campaign had begun in the third qualifying round last July. Just being in this final was an achievement for Garcia’s team, but they will look back on the evening with regrets. They had started well and had a great chance to open the scoring inside four minutes, Valere Germain shooting over after being slipped in by Payet. It was the kind of
chance that does not come up often against an Atletico side who went on to keep their 34th clean sheet this season. Marseille were then punished for sloppy play as they fell behind in the 21st minute. G o a l k e e p e r S t eve Mandanda opted to pass to Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, deep in midfield, rather than clear long. The Cameroonian’s attempt at a touch was awful, and Gabi pounced on the loose ball, sending Griezmann through to finish. Things got worse for Marseille when Payet, their captain and most influential player who had been struggling with a hamstring problem ahead of the game, came off crying just after the half-hour. OM then conceded again just four minutes after the restart. It was a glorious goal, Griezmann finding Koke and then latching onto the return ball before lifting a deft finish over Mandanda and in. S u b s t i t u t e Ko s t a s Mitroglou nearly pulled one back, his header coming off the post, before Gabi’s low drive in the 89th minute made it 3-0.
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Sarma elected BAC vice-president
Himanta Biswa Sarma
Bangkok, May 17 (IANS): Badminton Association of India (BAI) chief Himanta Biswa Sarma was unanimously elected vicepresident of the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) during the annual general meeting of the continental body here on Thursday. “I would like to thank all the member bodies of BAC for their faith in me. It is an honour and responsibility that I would like to deliver to the best of my capacities. I shall contribute my best to strengthen in the region and bring in better coordination among Asian countries,” Sarma said after the AGM. “This appointment is yet another proof of how India is perceived globally
when it comes to growth of the sport and providing visionary leadership. I promise to ensure that India will be recognised as a force to reckon with in the region,” he added. Along with Sarma, BAI senior vice-president Devender Singh and secretary Omar Rashid also attended the AGM. Welcoming the BAI President’s entry into the BAC, General Secretary BAI, Ajay Kumar Singhania said: “It is an extremely proud moment for all of us. This appointment will be a huge boost for Indian badminton as well in making BAI stronger than ever in Asia and help in further developing the sport in the country going forward.”
Italy great Buffon to leave Juventus TUR I N , M a y 1 7 (Agencies): Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon announced on Thursday that he will leave the Turin giants after 17 years but did not as expected declare the end of his playing career. Buffon, 40, captained Juventus to a seventh straight Serie A title and fourth consecutive Italian Cup triumph this season. “To end this adventure with two new victories was important,” the Italian told a press conference at the Allianz Stadium. “Saturday will be my final match with Juventus.” The former Parma goalkeeper will make his 640th Serie A appearance against Verona in Turin. Buffon said he would like to take more time to reflect on his future which could be either on or off the pitch. “What am I going to
do? Saturday, I’m playing a match and it’s the only thing that’s certain,” he continued. “Until 15 days ago, I was sure to stop playing, but I received some exciting proposals, both on and off the pitch. Off the pitch the most interesting was made to me by (Juventus) president (Andrea) Agnelli.”
“Next week, after a few days of calm reflection, I will make a definite and certain decision.” According to the Italian press Buffon has received offers from top European clubs including Liverpool, Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain. It was a rollercoaster season for Buffon with Italy failing to qualify for the
World Cup finals for the first time in six decades. His final Champions League game ended in another fiasco last month as he raged into the night at the referee after being sent off late in a semi-final defeat by Real Madrid. He is facing a UEFA ban for his verbal abuse of English referee Michael Oliver who he said had “a rubbish bag for a heart” and should “sit in the stands with your wife, your kids, having your drink and eating your crisps”. Italy’s most capped player with 176, Buffon could make his international farewell on June 4 in a friendly against the Netherlands. Buffon holds the record for going 974 minutes in Serie A football without conceding a goal and has kept 300 clean sheets in 655 competitive club matches.
Ostapenko ends Konta’s Rome run India beat Malaysia in Women’s Champions Trophy good resistance to hold serve. While Konta was being put under stress to hold serve - the world No 22 saved a fifth break point of the set in the fifth game - Ostapenko only faced one such pressure moment in what turned out to be her penultimate service game. Ostapenko held firm amid increased pressure by Konta to secure the victory with her first match point opportunity.
Halep advances to quarterfinals
Jelena Ostapenko returns a shot to Johanna Konta during their Italian Open match on Thursday.
Rome, May 17 (Agencies): Johanna Konta saw her hopes of a maiden clay court title ended after a third-round exit to French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko at the Italian Open. Konta, world No 22, was aiming for a third consecutive victory in a tournament for the first time this season but lost 2-6 6-3 6-4 against the world No 6 in two hours and 17 minutes. Ostapenko, who is preparing for the defence of her French Open title at Roland Garros, recovered from a slow start to record a first victory over the British No 1.
Konta broke Ostapenko’s opening service game before a further break in the fifth game saw her take the initiative in proceedings. Ostapenko wasted two break point opportunities in Konta’s first service game of the second set but converted the first of three further opportunities in the next service game to earn a first break of the match - which proved enough to force a third set. The 20-year-old Latvian maintained her momentum at the start of the decider to break her opponent once again and had three break points in the third game to increase her control, but Konta showed
Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, world No. 1, on Thursday advanced to the quarterfinals of the Italian Open, a WTA clay court tournament held in Rome, as American Madison Keys had to retire with a right rib injury. The 2017 Italian Open finalist is set to play either France’s Caroline Garcia or American Sloane Stephens, reports Efe. Halep had started her 2018 Italian Open campaign on Wednesday by routing Japanese Naomi Osaka 6-1, 6-0. The 26-year-old Halep seeks her seventh clay court title, following the Hungarian Open, Nuremberg Cup (2013), Bucharest Open (2014, 2016) and Madrid Open (2016, 2017).
Donghae City, May 17 (IANS): Defending Champions India registered their third consecutive victory at the fifth Women’s Asian Champions Trophy as they beat Malaysia 3-2 in a closely-fought encounter at the Sunrise Stadium here on Thursday. India had earlier beaten Japan 4-1 and China 3-1 in their previous matches. With three convincing wins, India have qualified for the final on Sunday as table toppers with nine points. For India, goals were scored by Gurjit Kaur (17th minute), Vandana Katariya (33rd) and Lalremsiami (40th) while Nuraini Rashid (36th) and Hanis Onn (48th) scored for Malaysia. The first quarter saw both teams trade penalty corners with India opening the account in the very first minute of the match which put Malaysia on a backfoot. However, good penalty corner defending saw Malaysia steer clear of an early goal by dragflicker Gurjit Kaur. Malaysia’s attempt to score off a penalty corner too was overturned by Indian defenders. India, who had beaten Malaysia 6-0 in the warmup match ahead of the start of the tournament, made
their first break through Lakra to the striking circle by young forward Lalrem- circle displaying a perfect when penalty corner spe- was deflected into the post siami from the top of the one-touch hockey. cialist Gurjit Kaur improvised on Lilima Minz’ injection to strike the ball past Malaysian goalkeeper. She kept her flick low to find the bottom right corner of the post, fetching India a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute. But India did not look their attacking best with Malaysia often denting their chances in the circle and kept the pressure on the visitors. The Malaysian goalkeeper came up with impressive saves to keep India from scoring from PCs. However, the 10-minute half-time break helped India come back with fresh variations to score. High pressure worked as India scored off a counter attack when a quickthinking Vandana dispossessed Malaysian attacker inside India’s striking circle to score in the 33rd minute. S o o n a f t e r, I n d i a conceded a penalty stroke when defender Deep Grace caused an infringement while attempting to stop a Malaysian attacker from taking a shot on goal. Nuraini Rashid easily converted. The following minutes saw India win as many as three penalty corners but couldn’t make much of it. Meanwhile, a brilliant long pass by skipper Sunita
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