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Vol XXVII No. 346

DIMAPUR, monday, november 20, 2017 Pages 12 ` 4.00

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WC back after signing agreement with Centre D I M A P U R , N OV 1 9 (NPN): Working Committee (WC) of the six Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs), returned to Dimapur after signing an agreement with the Government of India on Friday last. The Working Committee delegation arrived at Dimapur airport on Sunday afternoon. The Working Committee led by its convener, N. Kitovi Zhimomi and coconveners-- FGN kedallo, Zhopra Vero; NNC (parent body) secretary, V. Nagi; NPGN/NNC (NA) ato kilonser, Hozheto; NSCN (R) president, Wangtin Naga; NNC/GDRN (NA) president, Kiumukam Yimchungru, were accorded a warm reception at Dimapur airport by GBs, members of various Naga tribal hohos, NGOs, NNPGs functionaries and others. Nagaland Post had on November 18, first reported about the signing of the agreement between Government of India’s Interlocutor for Naga Talks, RN Ravi and the Working Commit-

NSCN (K) finance secy arrested in Meghalaya Correspondent

SHILLONG, NOV 19: A joint team of Meghalaya Police and Assam Rifles arrested NSCN (K)’s finance secretary, Inovi Avika Assumi here on Saturday evening. He was wanted by security forces in connection with an extortion racket. An official said on Sunday that, acting on a tip-off, police and Assam Rifles personnel raided Assumi’s hideout in Demseiniong area near North Eastern Electric Power Corporation headquarters of Meghalaya’s capital on Saturday night. “We have been told about his presence in Shillong. We kept surveillance on his movements and activities. We finally raided his house and arrested him on Saturday after confirming his credentials,” East Khasi Hills district Superintendent of Police Davies R Marak, said. “It is a prize catch for us. We will start interrogating him to unearth his activities in Meghalaya,” he added. However, the security forces did not recover any arms or ammunition from his possession. Assumi will be produced at a local court here, where the police will seek his custody.

This is it!

“Funny, when I was a youth, I too used to protest like them against corruption in the government.” K Y M C

Working Committee members on arrival at Dimapur airport, Sunday.

tee on November 17 at New Delhi. Sources privy to talks informed Nagaland Post said that the Centre had “recognised the political and historical rights of the Nagas to self determine their future in consonance with their distinct identity”. “God is with the Naga people” said N. Kitovi Zhimomi while addressing hundreds who had gone to welcome the WC at Dimapur airport Sunday. He thanked the Nagas for their continu-

ous prayer that has resulted in fruitful outcome of the talks with the government of India. Kitovi said talks were held on the condition that the historical and political rights of the Nagas should be first recognised and that the Naga people should have the right to self-determine their future consonance with their unique identity. The WC Convenor also said that the Centre had positively responded to the (Cont’d on p-7)

FIRs against retired Assam official for provocative remark against Nagas GUWAHATI, NOV 19 (AGENCIES): Three persons on Saturday lodged complaints against, Dhirendra Nath Chakraborty, reportedly a retired Information and Public Relation director of Assam or over his “provocative” comments against Nagas in connection with the boundary dispute. Former KMSS leader Kamal Kumar Medhi lodged an FIR at Chandmari police station while another complaint was lodged at Jalukbari police station by Manmohan Das, a resident of Maligaon, and Samarjyoti Bezbarua of Geetanagar. “Chakraborty made the provocative statement at a time when the border is tense. It will harm law and order in both states. We demand stern action against him,” Bezbarua said. Chakraborty said, “For the last six decades, criminal elements have been terrorising people along the border. There has been no resistance from our side while Nagaland police often enter Assam causing terror. I have suggested appointing a DGP for the border.” Chakraborty made this controversial statement on Friday in a book release

programme in the presence of Assam chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal at the Dispur PWD auditorium. According to The Hills Times (HT) report, Chakraborty, a retired I&PR director, had allegedly said that Naga’s aggression to Assam can be stopped by killing the encroachers by Assam Police. In an FIR lodged with Chandmari police station in Guwahati, Kamal Kumar Medhi said, “Chakraborty advocated killing of Naga people who are settled at the disputed land with Nagaland. While encroachment of our land is required to be stopped, such provocative comment will create enmity between the people of the two neighbouring states,” Medhi said in the FIR. “The whole purpose behind making such comment is to create communal tension to gain political mileage. I lodge the FIR so as to unearth the forces behind the statement made by Chakraborty,” he said in the FIR. “I further request you to register a case under appropriate section of law and to punish the accused person accordingly,” he added.

NPRAAF unearths more financial irregularities, pulls up Finance dept D I M A P U R , N OV 1 9 (NPN): Nagaland Public Rights Awareness and Action Forum (NPRAAF) has come up with another round of exposés. According to a NPRAAF statement issued on Sunday, State’s Finance Department (Budget & Monitoring Cell) had released an amount of Rs 14.59 crore to the School Education Department for providing winter clothing to elementar y students of government schools in 2017-18. The Drawal Authority was issued on May 19 2017 under Demand No 31. The release was made against “re-appropriation of fund from Planning Machinery,” the statement said. NPRAAF said it had urged the Finance department on earlier occasions to explain what it meant by “re-appropriation of fund”, but the latter chose to remain silent. The Forum said this was being viewed seriously and NPRAAF was strategising on the possible ways of how responsibilities could be fixed upon the Finance and other departments in-

volved in misappropriation of funds. “With Winter Season already at the doorsteps and the fund released already six months back, the clothing should have reached each and every elementary student. Therefore, NPRAAF encourages the respective schools particularly students, parents/guardians and VEC members to find out whether such winter clothing has been received and accordingly take up the matter with the respective authorities,” the statement appealed. Fraudulent withdrawal: According to NPRAAF, the Finance Department also released Rs 8,31,490 on August, 31 2016 under Demand No 31 to be withdrawn from under Head of Account No 8550 – Civil Advances for “payment of GPF fraudulently drawn in respect of 4 nos of Primary Teachers.” The Forum said such a fraudulent drawal reflected inefficiency of the employees handling the matters, besides forcing it to believe that such fraud would be

difficult to commit unless some government insiders assisted the fraudsters. “Hence, NPRAAF demands the responsible authority to respond whether any action has been taken upon the employees for their incompetence and whether inquiry was initiated and the report thereof,” it demanded. “With such fraudulent drawals of the hard-earned money/savings, no government employee would feel secure about their financial savings in the hands of the State. Even if such savings are to be paid by the government in spite of frauds, the employees would face difficulties to claim their savings when the time of fraud and their financial need are simultaneous, not forgetting the unreasonable bureaucratic and clerical delays,” it added. According to NPRAAF, the Finance department also released Rs 15.88 lakh to the School Education Department on August 4, 2016 being the “looted money by unidentified gunmen” on September 19, 2009. (Cont’d on p-7)

ANDMSA announces 3-day Army wipes out top LeT leadership in Kashmir Rio lauds CM’s decision to table Lokayukta in NLA pen-down stir from Nov 27 D I M A P U R , N OV 1 9 (NPN): All Nagaland District Ministerial Service Association (ANDMSA) has announced a three-day pen-down and computer shutdown agitation from November 27-29 in support of its various demands. In a statement issued on Sunday, ANDMSA said the Association was left with no option but to resolve to go for phase-wise agitation all over Nagaland during a meeting held on Friday following the State government’s tepid response towards its demands. It also threatened to further intensify the stir if the government failed to respond to its demands. The key demands of ANDMSA are amalgamation of Directorate and District Ministerial Cadre into Common Ministerial Cadre as recruitment policy and

criteria of both the cadre are same, elevation of HA/ Sr. HA to that of District Superintendent Class-I and SDHA/Accountant to that of Class-II and creation of District Superintendent Class-I and Assistant District Superintendent ClassII in all the independent DDOs of districts and subdivisions. The association also directed all its district units to monitor their respective districts during the strike period. ANDMSA also appealed to the general public to bear with the inconvenience for the strike, besides seeking their co-operation. The statement was issued jointly by Shilumenba Alinger, Inato Sangtam and T Limhachan Kithan, ANDMSA president, vicepresident and general secretary respectively.

SRINAGAR, NOV 19 (IANS): Army said on Sunday that the top leadership of the Pakistan-backed Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in the Kashmir Valley has been wiped out with the killing of six militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Lt General J.S. Sandhu, who heads the Srinagarheadquartered 15 Corps, told reporters: “With the elimination of six of its terrorist commanders yesterday (Saturday), the top leadership of LeT in the Valley has been wiped out.” Giving details about Saturday’s operation, he said: “Hajin was an area of concern for us. Terrorists had killed some people in the area. “We inducted Special Forces into the area. Good information started pouring in. We were keeping Chandegeer village on our radar. “These terrorists had been staying there in a house

for two to three days.” The General identified one of the terrorists killed as Osama Jungvi or Owaid, a nephew of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and probably the son of Zakiur Rehman Makki. Six Pakistani militants, including Owaid and two other top commanders of LeT, Zargar and Mehmood, were killed on Saturday. An IAF commando was also killed in the gunfight. “We look forward to continue the operations and restore peace in the Valley very soon,” the General added. “We are working on two lines,” he added. “One is counter terrorism and the second is that we want the local terrorists to return. “We pulled out and saved an injured militant in Kulgam and saved his life. The local terrorists must realize whether they are ‘Mujahids’ (Islamic fighters) or proxies of Pakistan.”

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police S.P. Vaid refuted the claims of the Islamic State that claimed that the Zakura, Srinagar, attack on Friday in which a police officer and a militant were killed was the first IS attack in Kashmir. Asked to comment, he said: “No, it is yet to be verified. I don’t think ISIS has any presence here.” Vaid complimented the Army, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Police and intelligence agencies for Saturday’s killings of militants. “Hajin was witness to terror for the last year or so. Fortunately yesterday’s operation has cleaned up the area and people will live free of terror.” A senior CRPF officer added: “The synergy among the security forces has been excellent and this is significantly responsible for the successes we have been getting.

D I M A P U R , N OV 1 9 (NPN): Lok Sabha MP Neiphiu Rio on Sunday appreciated the decision of chief minister, T.R. Zeliang to table the Lokayukta Bill in the ensuing winter session of the Assembly on December 14. In a statement, Rio said to ensure transparency and corruption free government, “the institution of the Lokayukta Act, suited to our context keeping in mind the special provisions Nagas enjoy under the Constitution of India, will surely go a long way in changing the system for the better”. Rio also appealed to Dr. Shürhozelie’s group to take the path of unity and reconciliation in the greater interest of our society. “As we have been appealing to all sections to unite for a lasting political solution, it is imperative that overgrounds

too unite and reconcile if we are indeed committed to serve our people”, he added. He also welcomed the meeting scheduled between the Standing Committee with the Sub-Committee and ACAUT on November 20 and was hopeful that the meeting would be fruitful towards bringing a comprehensive law to check corruption. The MP has also endorsed the 5-point resolution adopted by the Parliamentary Working Committee (PWC) on November 17, 2017 at Kohima with regard to the Naga Political issue. Rio said he was unable to attend the meeting due to inclement weather which prevented him, from landing at Kohima on the said day. Rio also termed the signing of an agreement (Cont’d on p-7)

MDTOA indefinite chakka bandh from Nov 21 CMO clarifies on shifting of rock fest to Dmu D I M A P U R , N OV 1 9 (NPN): Mokokchung District Truck Owners’ Association (MDTOA) on Sunday decided to go ahead with its earlier call for an indefinite chakka bandh on National Highway 702D (MaraniMokokchung road) from November 21 “until and unless the concerned authorities repair/improves the road.” During the bandh, no commercial vehicles-trucks and pick-ups, would be allowed to ply along Mokokchung-Marani and Mokokchung-Amguri section. In a statement, MDTOA president, Sangyumongba Ao and general secretary, Imtisumak said the association was totally appalled at the “blatant lie” of Executive Engineer, PWD NH division - II Mokokchung. It accused the official of submitting a “false report” on November 10 to Mokokchung Deputy Commissioner that the road condition was

A stretch of the road along NH-702D during on-spot inspection carried out by MDTOA officials on Sunday.

good and that vehicles were “plying very well”. Asser ting that the trucks owners were incurring heavy losses due to bad road conditions, the MDTOA warned the government that the bandh will continue until the responsible authorities repair/improves the road.

MDTOA said it was compelled to go ahead with the bandh since there was “no tangible improvement” of the road taken up by the department” despite submitting memorandums (on Oct. 30 and Nov. 14), demanding that road be repaired before November 20.

To get first hand information on EE’s claim, MDTOA said its officials, along with representatives of Mokokchung Town Lanur Telongjem and Mokokchung District Pick-up Truck Union, conducted on-spot inspection and found the road condition not only pathetic but dangerous to ply. In view of the above, MDTOA warned the EE not to mislead the public, when lives and livelihood of the people were at stake. MDTOA further said it had turned down the appeal made by DC Mokokchung on November 17, to extend the dateline to ten days, as no visible road improvement work was taken up by the department till date. Meanwhile, MDTOA has requested the public to bear with the inconveniences. It also acknowledged the understanding and support extended by MTLT and MDPTU.

D I M A P U R , N OV 1 9 (NPN): Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) has clarified that the move to shift rock music events during Hornbill Festival out of Kohima to Agri-Expo, Dimapur was primarily on account of the desire and wishes of other districts to be a part of the festival, while also intending to give tourists an opportunity to explore other districts of Nagaland. CMO on Sunday said its attention was drawn towards a press statement issued by its Media Cell on October 30 post a review meeting for Hornbill Festival at State Banquet Hall. The press statement in the second paragraph had stated that “the popular Music Rock Events may be shifted to Agri-Expo, Dimapur considering the flagrant traffic problems and security related matters in the State Capital during such events”. It was published in local dailies,

besides some regional and national media. The CMO statement on Sunday admitted that while traffic was always a challenge for such big events in the State Capital, but it was well managed by police with active support and cooperation of the Kohima residents. The State government was grateful to all citizens, youth bodies, NGOs, particularly APO, AMK, ASU, AYO, KVC and KVYO, for helping organize the Hornbill Festival since the last 17 years, the statement added. CMO clarified that the reason to shift the event was primarily due to the desire and wishes of other districts to be a part of Hornbill Festival, while also intending to give tourists an opportunity to explore other districts. “As such, the Government is planning to organize the event in Dimapur this year and likewise it may go to other districts on rota-

tion basis from next year,” it stated. CMO, however, added that all other events of Hornbill Festival will be held at Kohima and agencies concerned were taking all possible steps to make it a grand success. It also appealed to all concerned to extend their cooperation in ensuring that everyone got an opportunity to experience the rich cultural heritage of Nagaland during the festival. The office also regretted if any inconveniences were caused to any organisation or individual by the content of the previous press statement. “It was never intended to tag the State capital as unsafe or to demean or ignore the sacrifices of any Organisation/Individual, but was rather an attempt to enlighten the general public about the measure taken up by the State Government and its plan to shift the Rock Contest events to Dimapur,” CMO added. K Y M C


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NUSU 2nd annual winter fest

NUSU Meriema students during candlelight procession.

DIMAPUR: Extending support to Nagaland University Students’ Union (NUSU) Lumami over scholarship issue, NUSU Kohima Campus, Meriema organised a candlelight protest on November 18 by holding a procession in an attempt to highlight the “corruption in department of higher education”. According to NUSU (M), the procession was led by its vice president, A.

Eyingbeni Odyuo, who also asserted that the concerned department should release the remaining amount and provide an answer in the span of the given time. Failing which, Odyuo said the student body would take further course of actions. Assistant prefect of campus men’s hostel, Inthono, also stated that the department should not “snatch away their rights”

and that the students need transparency”. NUSU (M) stated that the majority of students depend on their scholarship for academic fees and asserted that it would stand beside the same demands of NUSU (L). It said the students of Nagaland University would continue to unite and fight for what was rightfully theirs until justice was meted out.

DIMAPUR: Nagaland Theological college association (NTCA) 16th annual general conference was held from November 18-19 at GCYM, Sovima. During the conference, Rev. Dr. Ezamo Murry stressed on the need for partnership between men and women, the way God the father, son and the Holy Spirit work in partnership with each other. Rev. Arenla Longchar said that men and women were a reflection of God’s image and to understand the core of partnership, one must have a healthy self esteem to work side by side. Panelists were Narola Walling, Dr. Lipan Ngullie, Kelhukesie Savino, moderator was Rev. Dr. Ashong Serto, paper presenter was Dr. Daniel Tikhir and choral presentation by Withee Bible College, Eastern Bible College and Golden Crown Theological College.

National seminar on crop protection concludes at NU: SASRD Medziphema

Dimapur: Nagaland University Students’ Union (NUSU) would be organising its 2nd annual winter fest-cum-pre Christmas programme on November 21, 11 a.m onwards. Alumnae of NU, Meriema have been requested to attend the programme.

DOE meeting

Dimapur: Dimapur Okotsoe Ekhung (DOE) golden jubilee celebration meeting has been convened on November 30, 3 p.m. at Lotha Hoho Ki, Dimapur. Conveners and members of the various committees of DOE golden jubilee celebration have been requested to complete respective committee deliberations and submit the jubilee related financial budgets/requirements to the organizing committee on or before November 30, 2017. Members have been informed to attend the meeting in formal attire as there would be photograph session for the DOE golden jubilee souvenir/history and other records.

NTCA 16th annual general conference

T. Imkonglemba Ao with directors of agriculture & horticulture along with organizers and delegates at the national seminar valedictory programme.

DIMAPUR: Three-day national seminar on “crop protection: current trend and future perspectives” organised by department of Plant Pathology, Entomology & Agronomy, SASRD: NU, Medziphema campus concluded on November 18. The valedictory programme was graced by principal secretary Agriculture & APC, T Imkonglemba Ao, as chief guest and director of agriculture, Helie Rupre-o and director of horticulture, Dr. R. E. Lotha, as special guests. A press release by NU:

SASRD associate professor and national seminar publicity communication convener, Dr. J. Longkumer, stated that chief guest, T Imkonglemba Ao, asserted that national seminar on crop protection was the need of the hour. He suggested that the recommendations that emerged out of the deliberations should be reflected in the state policies of agri and allied sectors. Imkonglemba pointed out that Prime Minister’s Look East policy with special emphasis on the north east region was a great

incentive, particularly with the Nagaland Vision 2030 document. He exhorted the scientists to do research and development in the state which would benefit not only the scientist community but also the farming community. The special guests also gave short speeches and on behalf of the farmers Nihokhu Chophy gave the feedback. Dr. C P Robert, senior scientist & head, ICAR KVK, CARD, Pathanamthitta, Kerela, gave the feedback on behalf of the

delegates. The programme was chaired by Professor Akali Sema and welcome address delivered by dean, SASRD: NU, Professor A K Makar while organizing secretary, National Seminar, Dr. Sushanta Banik, presented the seminar report. Chief guest also gave away awards for best poster to Pezangulie Chakruno, PhD scholar, plant pathology, SASRD: NU and Rokozeno, PhD scholar of Entomology, AAU, Jorhat, Assam. The award for best oral presenter was given to Chandrika Buragohain, plant pathology, AAU, Jorhat, Assam, Sandip Patra, Entomology, AAU, Jorhat, Assam and Moakala Changkija, SASRD: NU in the discipline of agronomy. Invocation was said by Dr. Rokoneituo Nakhro and vote of thanks was delivered by co-organizing secretary, national seminar, Dr. Imtinaro L. Farmers’ from Medziphema, Socunoma, Mezoma, Sirhima and Pherima villages interacted with scientists from disciplines of plant pathology, entomology, agronomy, horticulture and livestock production and management.

Nagaland Post, Dimapur MonDAY, November 20, 2017

Naga mission celebrates 25th anniversary at Khatima

Section of the congregation at Naga mission 25th anniversary celebration.

DIMAPUR: Twenty five years anniversary of Naga mission to Himalayan tribes (1992-2017) was celebrated at Khatima of Nainital district, Uttarakhand on November 12. The programme was preceded by dedication of a church building at Babathan, Nepal on November 11. A press release by Naga Mission to Himalaya tribes stated that the anniversary was successfully celebrated with over 1000 people including 30 pastors, local believers and people from Nagaland. Rev. Dr. Phuveyi Dozo, who pioneered the mission, spoke on the occasion based on three dimensional

growths. He said from Khatima, the Naga missionaries spread up to different circles and places across North India and Central Nepal, namely, Bareilly, Kiccha, Haldwani, and Nauntanwa, and Mahendranagar and Syangja of Nepal having 470 churches and house fellowships with 15,000 believers across the region. Pastor of 1st Police Baptist Church, Chumukedima, Nagaland, Rev. Manen Longkumer, delivered the greetings. A book titled “A Journey of Naga Mission to Himalayan Tribes” was also released. The release informed that Nagaland Missions

Condolence messages

DIMAPUR: Tangkhul Hoho Nagaland (THN) has expressed grief over the demise of its member, OSD government of Nagaland and retired financial advisor to the government of India, department of finance, late Ramyo Luikham, who passed away on November 16. In a condolence message, THN described Luikham as a man who loved helping people and that the Hoho had lost a true visionary leader. Further, THN has conveyed condolences to the bereaved family members at the time of grief and prayed that the departed soul rest in peace. TUK Tangkhul Union Kohima (TUK) has expressed grief over the demise of late Ramyo Luikham. In a condolence message, TUK stated that one of Luikham’s biggest contributions was acquiring land from Nagaland government for construction of Tangkhul Baptist Church Kohima. The union has further conveyed condolence to the bereaved family members and prayed that the soul rest in peace. NSCN (I-M): Government of the people’s republic of Nagalim (GPRN) has expressed grief over the untimely demise of deputy kilonser of Ao region, Sashilemba Pongen,

who passed away on November 18 in Mokokchung. In a condolence message, NSCN (I-M) stated that late Sashilemba served the nation with utmost sincerity and dedication in various capacities from a private soldier till his departure. NSCN (I-M) said his demise had brought irreparable loss to the Naga nation and that it would continue to cherish his steadfast commitment and sacrificial service with pride and honour. Further, NSCN (I-M) has conveyed condolence to the bereaved family and prayed that the departed soul would rest in peace. SKK: Sumi Kiphimi Kuqhakulu (SKK) has expressed deepest grief over the demise of its former president, head GB Alaphu village and liaison officer of Nagaland University, late Inakhu Kinny. In a condolence message, the union said late Kinny had contributed for the welfare of the society and gave his best to NSF during 1991 as member on action committee on super nation. SKK said his contribution towards Sumi and Nagas in general would always be remembered. Further, SKK has conveyed condolence to the bereaved family and prayed that the Almighty would grant peace and solace to the departed soul.

M ove m e n t ( N M M ) o f Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC), for the first time, began a crosscultural mission in North India, Hindi speaking world in 1987, stationing at Ganjdundwara of Etah district of UP. The Delhi Naga Christian Fellowship then reinforced the infant mission while NBCC-OCI partnership began to take it off with a broader focus by 1988. After an itinerant evangelistic movement, the pioneers landed at Khatima as its coordinating center in 1992 with few believers when a proper team was formed with missionaries from Nagaland.

Workshop on indigenous women livelihood

DIMAPUR: A workshop on indigenous women livelihood and organic farming was held on November 11 at Niuland. The workshop was organised by Naga Indigenous Women Network (NIWN) in collaboration with Sumi Totomi Hoho (STH) Dimapur supported by Henry Martin Institute, Hyderabad. A press release by the organisers stated that workshop focused on the importance of organic farming and health where farmers as well as people were made aware of the difference of food and poison in the form of pesticides. The release stated that the workshop deliberated on effective farming such as seed selection, nursery bed preparation, transplanting, selection of crops/ vegetables, crop type and compatibility, identification of pests and pests control measures. Health benefits of different types of vegetables and fr uits and how to make composting with eco-friendly and locally available materials was also discussed during the workshop on on indigenous women livelihood and organic farming.

Seminar on tea growing in Nagaland Excise MS seize IMFL MTYO organises ‘youth parliament 2017’

Officials from Tea Board, Assam and members of ANSTGA at the seminar.

DIMAPUR: All Nagaland Small Tea Growers Association (ANSTGA) organised a seminar on tea growing in Nagaland: problems and prospects, at Hotel Saramati here on November 18. At the seminar, association president, Shami Angh, highlighted on the various problems faced by the small-time tea farmers, due to absence of processing facilities in the state and lack of assistance from the government. He also appealed to the officials from Tea Board of Assam to grant special status to the tea growers of Nagaland and assistance for setting up of new tea factories in the State. K




After listening to the various problems raised by the association, executive director, Tea Board, NE Zonal office Guwahati, Sanjio Kumar, said the problems faced by small tea growers in Nagaland would be mitigated to a large extent through setting up of tea processing units in tea growing districts. He also urged the tea farmers to form self help groups to address their grievances collectively and effectively. Further, Kumar official encouraged the Naga tea farmers to go for organic farming and assured all possible help from the Tea Board. Deputy director, ag-

riculture department Nagaland, SK Khemprai, in his brief speech informed ANSTGA that the agri department discontinued state-sponsored schemes for tea farmers since 2001. However, he informed that the department would assist them through technical aspects by organizing training to the tea farmers. HoD Horticulture, School of Agriculture Science & Rural Development (SASRD) Medziphema, Dr. Pauline Alila, added SASRD has no direct involvement with tea growers, however assured to extend help to tea farmers in research and other technical aspects.

DIMAPUR: To contain the flow of illegal liquor in view of the approaching festive season, the excise (mobile squad) has intensified checking in and around Dimapur. During the period from November 11 to 16, the Excise personnel (MS) duty party at Excise check gate Chumukedima seized 1008 bottles of assorted liquor from different public transport.

According to superintendent of excise (MS) Kahoto Sumi the offenders were booked for violation of various section of NLTP Act’89 and the seized liquor confiscated and deposited in the mobile squad malkhana for later destruction. Kahoto retreated that the unit will continue to raid various locations in and around Dimapur.

Anganwadi centre inaugurated at Longkei DIMAPUR: Anganwadi centre constructed under the convergence of MGNREGA and social welfare department during 2016-17 was inaugurated by project officer, DRDA Mon, M. Temjen Longchar on November 14 at Longkei village. During the inauguration, Longchar appreciated the village authority for completion of the work on time by utilising the allotted fund judiciously. He encouraged them to maintain the same practice in the future as well. The programme was chaired by Monyao Konyak, invocation was said by Pastor, Longkei village and welcome speech by Angh of Longkei, Tokwang. Short speeches were also delivered by president Longkei Union Tingnyam, BDO Mon block T. Manhom Konyak and CDPO Mon block Tongwang Konyak.

MTYO members and others with the resource persons after the youth parliament.

DIMAPUR: Medziphema Town Youth Organization (MTYO) conducted its first “youth parliament 2017” sponsored by Nehru Yuva Kendra, Dimapur at town hall, Medziphema on November 18. A press release by MTYO stated that while resource persons were Nagaland State Co-operative Bank, NSCB (Ltd) Medziphema, manager, Vihoshe Pucho and Extra Assistant Commissioner (EAC)

Medziphema, Sentilong Ozukum. Speaking on “entrepreneurial opportunities from schemes through banks”, Vihoshe shared on the numerous schemes available for the people through banks, provided they were sincere and dedicated. He urged the delegates to come forward and take up the challenge to be financially independent with support from banks. Sentilong who spoke

on “careers and prospects for future”, urged the student community to give their very best in studies. He however added that one must acquire other skills, trainings, in order to compete in today’s world. Sentilong also stressed on the need to venture into independent and sustainable areas for financial stability and added that utmost commitment towards one’s goal was the first step to be successful in life. K






Nagaland Post, Dimapur MonDAY, November 20, 2017

PHED Tuensang division observes World Toilet Day

Chief guest along with the staff of PHED Tuensang and students at world toilet day programme on Sunday at Tuensang town. (NP)

TUENSANG, NOV 19 (NPN): A programme commemorating World Toilet Day was organised by Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) Tuensang Division and sponsored by Water, Sanitation and Support Organization, PHED Nagaland on Sunday at Tuensang town. Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, Chang Khulie Setshang (CKS), president, Nokhsang Chang, said that with the support from state government, the district has been witnessing improvement in hygiene related issues. However, he pointed out that there was still was still more to do to

eradicate open defecation. In this regard, he urged students to inculcate hygienic habits and lifestyle so that others would emulate them. Chang also appealed the people to follow and implement the government schemes with sincerity. Also speaking on the occasion, program manager Eluetheros Christian Society (ECS), Toshila Chang, reminded that World Toilet Day was a day to remind all to retrospect their family health and hygiene. She asserted that today due to the poor sanitation and unhygienic food habits many children have become victims of diarrhoea, typhoid, malaria etc. Toshila stated that toi-

let and potable water supply was the basic necessity for healthy life and encouraged the students to practice the habit of washing their hands with soap after defecation and before eating. Delivering a keynote address, IEC consultant PHED Tuensang division, Ashale Seb, stated that World Toilet Day was organised every year to spread awareness about the global sanitation crisis. T h e p r o g r a m wa s chaired by Easter Chang, invocation was said by Choba Chang, a class 10 student of Akum Imlong School Tuensang and special song was presented by class 10 students of Holy Angle School, Tuensang.



NPYC celebrates birth anniv of Indira Gandhi

NPYC officials with children of Kohima Orphanage & Destitute Home on Sunday.

DIMAPUR: Commemorating the 100th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Nagaland Pradesh Youth Congress (NPYC) visited the children of Kohima Orphanage & Destitute Home, Sunday. In a press release, NPYC president, Vilhousielie Kenguruse, stated that as soon as Indira Gandhi took over as Prime Minister of India, she “inherited ceasefire agreement and had six round of talks with FGN/NNC delegates”. “The talks broke down but then during her term revolutionary government of Nagaland had signed and solve part of the

problem. It was then, the NNO (forerunner of Congress party) joined INC with 10 points modalities, giving Nagaland a special place in the nation,” Kenguruse stated. He further stated that Indira Gandhi had given the highest respect to the Naga noble cause adding that during her life Shillong Accord was agreed and over 700 political prisoners were released from various jails. Describing Indira Gandhi as fearless and able leader, Kenguruse stated that the NPYC on behalf of all Congress men and women and the people of Nagaland “pay our solemn respect and remember her in this 100th birth anniversary.”

New helipad at Kiusam town was inaugurated on November 15 by minister for power, C.Kipili Sangtam. Extra Assistant Commissioner (EAC) headquarters Kiusam town is located some 40 km away from Kiphire town. On the backdrop is Mt.Saramati range. (NP)











Arunachal devp scenario has changed since 2001: President

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Rebel activity alert in Bodoland Territorial Area Districts

GUWAHATI, Nov 19 (Agencies): Following reports of a group of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) militants having crossed over into the state, Assam Police have sounded high alert in the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD). The group, comprising 11 members, reportedly entered the state a fortnight ago via Nagaland after crossing the international border from Myanmar. “Seven of them have already been arrested. A search is on for the rest. Police in Chirang and Kokrajhar districts have been alerted,” ADGP (special branch) Pallav Bhattacharya said. The group was sent here to strengthen the group President Ram Nath Kovind inspecting the Guard of Honour on his arrival at acting under the leadership of ‘army chief ’ G Bidai. Top Raj Bhavan helipad in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday. (PTI) leaders of NDFB (S), includeven as he mentioned the personalities including free- sociation was celebrating ing Bidai and his deputy K state’s immense natural dom fighter Matmur Jamoh 40 years of Vivekananda Batha, have evaded capture habitations has potentials who fought against Brit- Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV) for development of agri- ishers, Talom Rukbo, YD establishment in Arunachal horti produces. Thongchi and Padmashree Pradesh as an acknowledgeDescribing Arunachal Mamang Dai have been ment to the VKVs for their as the ‘land of rising sun’ widely recognized. significant contribution in Aizawl, Nov 19 (PTI): which with its diverse culCommending the ser- the education sector. Mizoram minister R Latures, as practiced by differ- vices of the VKV with their Arunachal Pradesh lzirliana Sunday expressed ent tribes, and unparalleled motto of ‘service to man is Governor Brig. (Retd) (Dr.) hope that the ongoing peace scenic beauty is perfect sym- service to god’ towards pro- B.D. Mishra and Chief talks between the state and bol of ‘unity in diversity’, motion of quality education Minister Pema Khandu a faction of insurgent group the President said that state in the country in general and commended the Viveka- Hmar People’s Convenhas been mentioned in the state in particular despite nanda Kendra’s mission of tion (Democratic), led by Kalika puranas and is found every challenges, Kovind selfless service to society H Zosangbera, would end in the epic of Mahabharata emphasized on education in the state in the fields of the imbroglio over Sinlung due to many historical ref- to bring about progress in education and Swachhta, Hills Development Council erences connected to the the society. particularly in difficult areas (SHDC). The home minister said state. The Vivekananda Ken- like, Changlang, Tirap and the onus for continuation He added that many dra Vidyalaya Alumni As- Longding.

and are believed to be hiding in dense jungles along the India-Bhutan border. Bidai and Batha, believed to be responsible for several massacres in the region - including the 2014 killing of adivasi villagers, are among the most wanted militants in the region and any information about them carries cash rewards of Rs 5 lakh. “The unrelenting counter-insurgency operations have hurt them. The group that crossed over recently was sent to strengthen the group operating under Bidai,” Bhattacharya said. A report by the Union home ministry had pegged the number of militant arrests in the state since the 2014 killings till December 2016 at 1,012. “Out of the total militants arrested, at least 873 belonged to NDFB (S),” the report stated.

NE is least favoured tourist destination Assam fears unrest over NRC;

‘Promote women to maintain peace in the society’


Itanagar, Nov 19: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said Arunachal Pradesh development scenario has changed since 2001with the execution of Trans Arunachal Highway. “The state’s development scenario has changed since 2001with the execution of Trans Arunachal Highway, road connectivity to the remote interior areas, besides construction of advanced landing grounds at Pasighat, Mechukha, Ziro, Tuting and Walong to facilitate connectivity to the people living in remote areas,” he said. Kovind was addressing the valedictory function of the celebration of 40 glorious years of Vivekananda Kendra’s in Ar unachal Pradesh at Indira Gandhi Park here. He also noted the introduction of railway services from Itanagar to cities like Assam’s main city of Guwahati and construction of 500 bedded hospital cum Medical College at Naharlagun shows accelerating development in the state. Noting that Arunachal huge hydro power potentials, Kovind said Arunachal Pradesh can become “the power house of the nation,”

GUWAHATI, Nov 19 (Agencies): The NE region, which boasts of its bountiful natural beauty, is less traversed by domestic and international tourists alike because of its geographical challenges restricting access to the region. A survey done by Hotelivate, in collaboration with World Travel and Tourism Council - India Initiative (WTTC- II) for 2017, has positioned NE states at the bottom of its biennial state rankings, making the region the least favoured tourism destination. According to the survey, Assam received 5,160,599 domestic and 12,685 foreign tourists last year. During the same period, Tamil Nadu received 34,38,12,413 domestic tourists, which is 66 times more than Assam. The southern state also received 47,21,978 foreign tourists in the same period. The exotically colourful Nagaland got the least number of domestic tourists (58,178), while Mizoram received the

lowest number of foreign tourists - 942 to be precise. The overall rankings were drawn by surveying the states in 11 parameters - state expenditure on tourism, number of tourist visits, number of branded hotel rooms, GSDP per capital, literacy, aircraft movement, ease of doing business, urbanization, road and rail network, urbanization, marketing campaigns - and some intangible aspects. Sikkim has been placed at the 22nd position in the overall rankings among 30 states followed by Mizoram (23), Tripura (24), Assam (26), Nagaland (27), Manipur (28), Arunachal Pradesh (29) and Meghalaya at the bottom (30). The sur vey noted, “Having analysed the trend over the past four editions of this report, it is quite evident that the NE states in certain cases are unable to compete on a par with other states in the country owing to a host of challenges. While each state is blessed

Aizawl, Nov 19 (PTI): Mizoram Excise and Narcotics department officials seized 76 gram of heroin from a person at Thuampui locality here, a spokesperson of the department said Sunday. A 24-year-old man was arrested late last night for allegedly possessing the drug

with natural beauty, the very same geographic challenges restrict access to and within the states. Similarly, all NE states do not have any branded hotel supply.” Taking into account the unique problems of the region, Hotelivate has gauged the competition between NE states ‘to ascertain which states have overcome their challenges and thrived and which have succumbed to their weaknesses.” Sikkim, Mizoram and Tripura have been surveyed as the top performers among the NE states. Assam has bagged the prize for the best policy and leadership in tourism. A special mention in the survey says, “As of August, 2017, Odisha leads the states in policy reforms, attaining 5.9% progress of its goals, followed by Assam (3.2%). While most other states are currently under 2% mark, 11 states in the country are yet to commence work, presently exhibiting 0% progress.”

valued at around Rs 3 lakh in the local market. The accused hailing from Tuirial Airfield village near Aizawl was booked under various Sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, the spokesperson said.

seeks 50 cos of central forces

GUWAHATI, Nov 19 (Agencies): Apprehending possible unrest ahead of the publication of the draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the state government has sought at least 50 companies of central paramilitary forces (CPMF) for maintaining law and order across the state. At present, police are busy mapping sensitive points where there are chances of possible trouble. The state police, along with CPMF personnel, will primarily focus on maintaining law and order in the state. The move comes in the wake of chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s request to the Centre to take steps to ensure peace in the state during the NRC draft publication. Sonowal warned of stern action against those trying to derail the NRC update process. ADGP (SB) Pallab Bhattacharya said, “We have requested the Army to help in counter-insurgency operations so that police, along with CPMF personnel, can concentrate on maintaining law and order. There are several sensitive areas and NRC kendras where tension may brew over the publication of NRC draft.” Altogether, 22 districts have been marked ‘vulner-

able’ and ‘trouble-prone’. These include Dhubri, Goalpara, South Salmara, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa, Darrang, Udalguri, Dhemaji, Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi. In 2010, at least four people were killed and over 50 others were injured in a clash between police and protesters who were trying to stall government proceedings to update the NRC in Barpeta. This halted the process thereafter. Bhattacharya said police have raised awareness on NRC draft in these districts in association with the district administration and several NGOs. “Special drives are on to instil a sense of security among locals in these areas. Assam Police have urged everyone to reach out to us if they have any doubt,” he said. Sources said some CPMF companies have already reached the state. Though the NRC draft was slated to be published by December 31, the Registrar General of India submitted before the apex court that the entire process of preparation and publication of the draft would be completed on or before July 31 next year.

Manipur all set to host NE Development Summit-2017 IMPHAL, Nov 19: Manipur is all set to host the first ever North East Development Summit (NEDS) 2017 in Imphal’s City Convention Centre on Tuesday (November 21). The summit will be inaugurated by President of India Ram Nath Kovind. As many as 175 delegates including various foreign delegates are expected to attend the two-day event. Ambassadors, High Commissioners and officials from various countries like Malaysia, China, Japan, Sweden, Taiwan etc have consented to attend the summit. Union minister for commerce and industries Suresh Prabhu, chief ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland,

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Mizoram minister hopeful of solution to Hmar imbroglio

76 gram of heroin seized in Mizoram


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director of India Foundation Ram Madhav, vicechairman of NITI Ayaog Rajeev Kumar, ministers and officials from Northeast states will also attend the summit, officials said. Besides, the organisers are also expecting participation by representatives of around 36 companies/firms from India in addition to associations like FICCI, CII, NASSCOM, Border Trade Moreh, Myanmar India Business Chamber, India Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce etc. United Nations Resident Co-ordinator Yuri Afanasiev, High Commissioner of Malaysia HE Dato Hidayat Abdul Hamid have already confirmed their participation in the summit, they said. Meanwhile, chief minister N Biren Singh said that government was expecting

to sign around 20 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) between various departments of Manipur government and national and international companies/investors. Addressing a news conference in his secretariat this evening, Singh asserted that the primary objective of organising such summit was to showcase the existing economic potential and to attract outside investors in terms of food processing industry, bamboo industry, fisheries, real estate etc. To make the summit a success, the chief minister called upon the media houses/professionals to play positive and constructive role towards achieving economic development of the state. While seeking supports and co-operations of one and all to make the upcom-

ing Northeast Development Summit a grand success, he informed that preparations for the Manipur Sangai Festival 2017 are almost completed. “We should not create any inconvenience and troubles to the tourists and visitors both from the country and abroad,” he added. Northeast Development Summit 2017 is being jointly organised by Manipur government, Union ministry of commerce and industry and India Foundation. Earlier in the day, chief minister N Biren Singh attended curtain-raiser of Sangai Festival at YICC Ground in Bishnupur’s Keibul Lamjao National Park. Addressing the gathering after curtain raiser ceremony, the chief minister said that people would face

no difficulty in earning their livelihood if tourism flourishes in the state. “In order to attract large number of domestic and international tourists, the state needs to promote itself to the world as a peaceful place. No tourists wish to visit any troubleridden country or state,” he said. The chief minister also appealed the public to convey their grievances to him or any minister or MLA concerned before resorting to any agitation on any issue. Reiterating his government’s commitment to serve the people with utmost sincerity, Singh said that the new government aspires not only to preserve and protect the history of the state but also to create new history with its innovative accomplishments.

of parleys with the group lay with Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla. “We are making preparations to hold political-level talks as most of the points of the memorandum of settlement have been agreed upon by both the parties,” he said. Meanwhile, a source in the home department said another faction of the Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic) (HPC(D)), led

by Lalhmingthanga Sanate, which had earlier insisted on conditional talks with the state government, has now softened its tone. The Sanate faction has expressed their willingness to come to the negotiating table, before the government signs a peace agreement with the Zosangbera-led faction, he said. The talks with the Zosangbera faction were delayed for months as the state

Arunachal govt to set up skill university



IMPHAL, Nov 19: Manipur rural development and panchayati raj minister Thongam Biswajit Singh Sunday said that there was the need to promote women to maintain peace in the society. Inaugurating the first North East India Regional Women’s Conference here, the minister said “In order to maintain peace in our society, we need to promote women.” He maintained that providing education to women will help improve the economy of the country and at the same time will help in solving unemployment problem. Biswajit further said, “Until and unless we didn’t solve women’s problem, corruption will continue in our society. To reduce crime against women we need to provide education and increase work places for women.” The minister asserted that women’s participation is very much needed for bringing development. The conference was organized by Bharat Vikas Parishad, Manipur chapter on the theme ‘Women’s Empowerment’.

Itanagar, Nov 19: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu Sunday announced the setting up of a skill university to provide employment opportunities outside the government space. “The biggest challenge facing the youth of Arunachal today is the dearth of adequate and gainful employment opportunities outside the government space,” he told President Ram Nath Kovind at a gathering here. “There exists a vicious cycle of limited private investment coupled with low levels of entrepreneurship and a narrow skill base. This must be broken. We have taken a decision to establish a skill university, three employability centers and para-medical training college on a PPP framework,” Khandu said. Noting that creation an eco-system which encourages entrepreneurship amongst local youth remains a key objective, the Chief Minister said the government has launched Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Swavalamban Yojana. “A back ended 30

3 cops from KA receive medals


Diphu, Nov 19: The Director General of Police (DGP) Assam Commendation Award 2015-16 was conferred to three police officers from Karbi Anglong on Saturday. Officer in Charge of Khatkhati police station, Dipok Borah was awarded a gold medal for his commendable services while sub inspector Manoj Kumar Das was awarded the silver medal for the year 2016 and sub inspector Abul Farukh, Officer in Charge of Diphu police town out-post was decorated with silver medal for the year 2015. The award winning police officers were felicitated by Superintendent of Police Karbi Anglong Dr. G.V. Shiva Prasad.

government had been trying to rein in the Sanate faction, the source added. The Assam-based Sanate faction had, in the past, insisted on creation of an autonomous district council for the Hmars by carving out areas adjoining Manipur and sought tripartite talks involving a senior official from the Centre, a demand that was rejected by the state government.

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percent capital investment subsidy is being provided for small and medium enterprises on loans ranging from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1 crores. Women entrepreneurs will be additionally eligible for obtaining an interest subsidy of 5 percent on loans,” he said. Khandu said that the government was focused on properly channelizing the youth force of the state by promoting and facilitating games and sports as well as other co-curricular activities. The Chief Minister said that his government has accorded special emphasis in improving the quality of education imparted in schools. “We are the first state in North-East India to launch smart class room project under the flagship programme ‘CM Adhunik Shiksha Yojana’ where all the upper primary, secondary and higher secondary government schools will be provided with smart class system K-YAN,” he said Through this system, a more interactive teaching method is adopted by using audio-visual technique with rich and qualitative content, he added.


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India, China have to ‘live side by side’: Dalai Lama

NEW DELHI, Nov 19 (AGENCIES): India and China have to “live side by side” whether they like it or not, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Sunday and asserted that the two countries can together work towards making a more compassionate world. The 82-year-old Buddhist monk also said Tibetans are not seeking independence or separation from China but meaningful autonomy, and added that he “admired the European Union spirit”. The Tibetan spiritual leader appreciated the idea of the “Union of India”. Citing his recent visit to Manipur where he learnt that some politicians wanted independence for the state, he said they needed

President, PM congratulate Miss World, Chhillar

Dalai Lama

to “think broadly, more holistically”. He said that though India and China have their differences, Nalanda thoughts are not alien to them. Nalanda university, the ancient seat of learning in Bihar, attracted scholars from China, Korea, Japan, Tibet, Mongolia, Turkey, Sri Lanka, among other

countries. These scholars have left records about the ambience, architecture and learning of this unique university. India and China can “do something for a more compassionate world, more compassionate humanity”, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate said. “And then India and China, at a practical level also, neither one has the ability to destroy others. Whether you like it or not, you have to live side by side,” he told reporters when asked about the strain in bilateral ties over the Doklam issue. Earlier during an interaction with children at an event here organised by the Smile Foundation, the Dalai Lama said many Chinese people appreciate Tibetan scholars’ knowledge of Nalanda.

He said the Nalanda school of thought, a shared heritage of India, China and Tibet, can help resolve the Tibetan crisis. “Many Chinese Buddhists are very very eager to learn from Tibetan masters. And, we are not seeking separation from China ... I really admire the European, the EU spirit ... of national sovereignty,” he said. Amid all the linguistic and cultural diversity in India, it is a country that is the “most stable, more peaceful” of the Asian nations, he said. “Here you have east India, north India and west India and south India ... different India, different scripts, different languages, but spirit of one India, which is wonderful,” the Dalai Lama said.

Tharoor’s tweet on Chillar and note-ban backfires NEW DELHI, Nov 19 (AGENCIES): Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s attempt at witticism on Sunday backfired, after he tried to play on newly-crowned Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar’s surname, comparing it to ‘loose change’. “What a mistake to demonetise our currency! BJP should have realised that Indian cash dominates the globe: look, even our Chhillar has become Miss World!,” Tharoor tweeted. ‘Chillar’ is the Hindi word for ‘loose change.’ Tharoor’s remark got him in trouble with the National Commission for Women, which accused him of degrading Manushi’s achievement, and demanded he apologise. “@ NCWIndia will summon @ ShashiTharoor to commission on his derogatory and degrading tweet on our pride @ManushiChhillar She got fame and name to country

Shashi Tharoor

by winning #MissWorld crown,” it added. The former Union minister’s remark also came under fire from many on Twitter, including veteran actor Anupam Kher, who asked him why he had “fallen so low.” While several Twitter users slammed his comments, one asked him why he was “demonatizing his own value!(sic).” Another attempted to educate him about the community Manushi belongs to, informing him that it was a

“brave community (Jats),” and asked him to refrain from making fun of it. In what may be perceived as possible damage control, Tharoor later put out a tweet appreciative of Manushi. “What a terrific answer by this bright young woman -- a real credit to Indian values! #missworldmanushi,” he tweeted, referring to her answer in the final round of the competition. When asked which profession in the world deserved the highest salary and why, Manushi had said, “Since I am very close to my mother, I believe a mother deserves the highest respect. When you talk about salary, I don’t think it’s just about cash, but it’s the love and respect you give to someone. I think my mom has always been my biggest inspiration; mothers sacrifice so much for their kids.

Padmavati producers defer release date after widespread protests New Delhi, Nov 19 (AGENCIES): The release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has been “voluntarily” deferred, a spokesperson of the film’s producer and distributor Viacom18 Motion Pictures said on Sunday. Starring Deepika Padukone as Queen Padmini, the film has been facing controversy over conjectures that it “distorts history” and “demeans” the queen. Even though the film’s cast and director have vehemently denied the claims, it did nothing to stop the protests. The film will not release on its scheduled

Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actress Deepika Padukone.

date on December 1 and a new release date will be announced once the “requisite clearances” are in place, said the spokes-

person in a statement. In a statement, Viacom 18 spokesperson said, “Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the studio behind

Miss India Manushi Chhillar waves onstage after being crowned Miss World on Saturday.

New Delhi, Nov 19 (AGENCIES): President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday congratulated Manushi Chhillar for winning the coveted “Miss World 2017” title. “Best wishes to Manushi Chhillar for winning the Miss World title. May this inspire every young woman in our country to achieve her dreams, in whichever field she chooses,” Kovind tweeted. On Saturday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “Congratulations Manushi Chhillar! India is proud of your accomplishment.” Chhillar on Saturday won the title at a glittering event in Sanya, China, ending a 16 year drought for India at the international pageant. She is the sixth Indian to win the title and the first since Priyanka Chopra won the crown in 2000.


‘Padmavati’ has voluntarily deferred the release date of the film from December 1st 2017. The film is an eloquent portrayal of a tale that will fill every Indian with pride and showcase our country’s story-telling prowess across the globe. We are a responsible, lawabiding corporate citizen and have the highest respect and regard for the law of the land and all our institutions and statutory bodies including the Central Board of Film Certification. We always have and are committed to continue following the established procedure and

convention. Earlier this week, Central Board of Film Certification returned the film to the makers due to a technical reason. CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi had revealed that the application was returned as it didn’t mention if Padmavati was a work of fiction or based on historical facts.

BJP leader announces Rs 10 cr reward for beheading Padukone, Bhansali

The controversy over the Bollywood movie Padmavati reached Haryana on Sunday with the BJP’s state chief media coordinator offering a bounty on actors

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Suraj Pal Amu passed derogatory remarks against the trio, threatening them for the portrayal of Rajput queen Padmavati and Delhi sultan Alauddin Khilji. “If you do not take back your words, we will break your legs,” he said in Hindi, addressing Singh who supported filmmaker Bhansali. Taking his threats further, he praised the Meerut youth from Rajput community who announced a Rs 5 crore bounty for beheading Padukone and Bhansali.

J&K Police, Army offer surrender option to militants Srinagar, Nov 19 (AGENCIES): The Army and the J&K Police, in a joint appeal on November 19, said a surrender offer has been extended to all local militants active in Kashmir. The number of such local militants is around 120. “We are after foreign terrorists. At the same time, we want to give chance to local boys to surrender. The return of Majid Khan (a Lashkar-e-Taiba militant into the mainstream) will start a new phase. I hope mothers of other militants too will ask them to rejoin the mainstream,” said J&K DGP S.P. Vaid. Besides the DGP, the surrender offer was made in a joint press conference chaired by Lt. Gen. J.S. Sadhu, the General Officer Commanding of the Army6s 15 Corps; A.S. Raju, GOC, Victor Force; and Kashmir IG Muneer Khan. They said local militants can use “the helpline if they want to come back”. Divulging the details of the Hajin operation, which left six LeT militants killed on November 18 evening, Mr. Khan said, “These militants killed (former top counter-insurgency personnel) Rashid Billa, Ramzan Parray and other major attacks in Bandipora district.” He said the Kashmir Valley “will be free from violence soon”. “Sixty boys have already being brought back,” he added. On the question of Islamic State presence in Valley, he said, “ISIS don’t have any footprints here”.



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Imponderable politics


here are English words that adorn the lexicon of Naga politics and interpreting them on the basis of the dictionary does not satisfactorily explain what they intended to mean and more so when the words don’t seem to find suitable application with what is intended to convey. One of the most common word used is ‘solution’ with regard to the Naga political issue. The Naga political issue itself has been a problem since both the government of India and the political group(s) were in different worlds. Therefore, despite creation of Nagaland state when the issue continued, it became a problem that could not be solved. Thus, finding a solution to the problem was a bigger problem in the face of rigid stands. Today there is expectation of a solution soon and state politicians have been parroting ‘unity’ vis-a-vis ‘solution’ in order to be seen to be politically correct. ‘Unity’ is an agreement, that is preceded by a common objective. Peace cannot be achieved just for the asking since solution in this case is about coming to terms with reality which had witnessed too many unfortunate events during the decades. Solution is also a broader objective since it goes beyond political agreement. It is about selfless commitment towards rebuilding, towards reconciliation between the victims and the perpetrators, towards rejecting all kinds of acts inimical to society, towards promoting accountability in all spheres- social, political and religious fields and also ensuring justice for the weaker sections who do not have the backing or patronage of powerful sections of society. When elected members continue to harp about solution vis-a-vis the political issue and over which they have no role to play, it is amusing that they ignore the other problems within their constitutional domain. They have been riding roughshod over probity and indulged in the most blatant offences for which today, various organisations have been compelled to agitate in the streets and offices. Most of the problems relating to governance are contributed by corrupt politicians in league with greedy bureaucrats. Broadly, Naga problem is not only about the political problem but various major problems. Solely making rhetorical statements that seem suggest that the political issue is so sacrosanct that all other serious problems do not matter; exposes a totally shallow frame of mind that is bereft of moral compass. Politicians who have been elected to serve the people as per the Indian constitution have to play their role as catalysts of peace and development through good governance. After destroying the state through rampant corruption of colossal magnitude, politicians today are conveniently talking about political solution as salvation. Can public forget those who have destroyed the state and who are now trying to throw the cover of political solution over their past misdeeds? The big question mark is, whether state politicians in Nagaland have ever seriously considered the negative consequences of their self inflicted aberration? Doing what is needed calls for knowing that solution is to repent, recompense and rectify. Politicians, society’s leaders, thinkers and everybody today need to speak honestly and boldly, so that society can look towards stepping into the realm of progressive development from the dead sea of rhetoric, insane logic and hegemony of ideology that has suppressed people for as many decades.

DailyDevotion “When He Has Come” When He has come, He will convict the world of sin… —John 16:8 Very few of us know anything about conviction of sin. We know the experience of being disturbed because we have done wrong things. But conviction of sin by the Holy Spirit blots out every relationship on earth and makes us aware of only one— “Against You, You only, have I sinned…” (Psalm 51:4). When a person is convicted of sin in this way, he knows with every bit of his conscience that God would not dare to forgive him. If God did forgive him, then this person would have a stronger sense of justice than God. God does forgive, but it cost the breaking of His heart with grief in the death of Christ to enable Him to do so. The great miracle of the grace of God is that He forgives sin, and it is the death of Jesus Christ alone that enables the divine nature to forgive and to remain true to itself in doing so. It is shallow nonsense to say that God forgives us because He is love. Once we have been convicted of sin, we will never say this again. The love of God means Calvary— nothing less! The love of God is spelled out on the Cross and nowhere else. The only basis for which God can forgive me is the Cross of Christ. It is there that His conscience is satisfied. Forgiveness doesn’t merely mean that I am saved from hell and have been made ready for heaven (no one would accept forgiveness on that level). Forgiveness means that I am forgiven into a newly created relationship which identifies me with God in Christ. The miracle of redemption is that God turns me, the unholy one, into the standard of Himself, the Holy One. He does this by putting into me a new nature, the nature of Jesus Christ.


When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.

~ Maya Angelou


ach time Delhi-National Capital region (NCR) suffers smoggy conditions, the courts, NGT and now the Environmental Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), come up with impractical ideas to punish citizens. It also overlooks the fact that Delhi’s weather is impacted by its neighbourhood – Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, UP, Himachal and even Pakistan. Industries or agriculture there cause problems for Delhi. Penalising farmers for burning stubbles is most impractical. The farmers are in distress and there is no cheaper solution to burning of paddy residues. A government that does it would face severe political implications. It has also been forgotten that industries around Delhi have been growing since 1980s. It is the highest concentrated industrial and populated area that went on increasing with competitive politics among the neighbouring states. Fog in Delhi started in mid-1980s. It became smog later. The idea of increasing parking charge has robbed the citizens to benefit parking mafia. Now quadrupling it to Rs 400 a day helps none but the mafia again. Previ-

Nagaland Post, Dimapur MonDAY, November 20, 2017

Pollution is regional problem

ous studies have found that vehicular traffic contributes not more than two percent of carbon emission. Besides, one pays hefty parking fee at the time of purchase of vehicles. It is not counted while suggesting such irrational charges. After such hefty fee, parking ought to be free in Delhi. Every problem should not be a way to dump penalties on citizens, who is not at fault. But the EPCA suggestion for reducing metro fares went unheard. The Odd-Even II in April 2016 had miserably failed. Despite that once again Delhi has to suffer it. It has not succeeded anywhere in the world. While the agencies focus on Delhi they forget about Ferozabad and Moradabad, which have ten times higher particulate matter than Delhi. Who cares for such remote places! It would not help them be in the eyes of media blitzkrieg. The NGT order of banning 15-year-old petrol vehicles and 10-year-old diesel vehicles is another quixotic idea. Such steps are not taken even in the most affluent and advanced countries. There they do not mind driving even a

40-year-old vehicle. Such thoughtless decision helps the car manufacturers – a process that is not less environmentally pollutant – rake in profit. But the agencies forget that dumping of usable vehicles of any age creates problems adding to severe pollution and ruins Shivaji what in India is known as the recycling industry. It robs lakhs of their jobs and prevents wealth formation. Apart such EPCA or NGT quixotic rules lead to rent seeking by the police and transport authorities. It irks the citizens – disorganized voters, and builds up wrath against the system. It is just the opposite what the UK has done in September 2017. It has set a 40-year-mark and allowed vehicles older than 40 years to skip an annual test costing pound 54.85 to check if they are roadworthy. It saves the UK of enormous dumping space and environmental pollution. It also adds to the wealth of the citizens. The fledgling Indian economy cannot withstand quixotic decisions. Petrol, diesel, battery or any other fuel is equally pollutant. But till such time a viable transport system is available,

there is no reason to disrupt the nation. This time the agencies have found out that vehicles raise dusts. The reality is this nation build bad roads that are uneven, full of potholes, no method for cleaning and worse footpaths. Each of these adds to dust. The swachha Sarkar Bharat without properly maintained roads is not possible. The Supreme Court order on vacuuming and repairing roads are hardly followed. The three Delhi municipal bodies have only 19 sweeping machines. It is true that the number of private cars is steadily rising. But who is responsible? The citizens have to move out. The public transport system is awful and expensive. The metro travel costs have increased with October increase to around Rs 200 or more a day, including the last mile. A car costs almost the same for an average 40 km travel. In New York, the subway metro charges remain highly affordable for decades. It is a governance failure. In fact, Delhi authorities have not been able to obtain new buses since 2009-10 and operate less than half the buses. The ola/uber taxis

have moody fares and not easily affordable with their surge prices. Everybody thinks in terms of the rich. What would the poor do? The oddeven makes their buses overcrowded and they cannot travel by expensive metro. The additional parking fee burdens their two-wheelers too. Delhi has to reduce parking charges. Owning a car is a compulsion and not an indication of being rich. For a work or job everyone has to travel. Kolkata, Chennai or Mumbai too have pollution. Thoughtfully they did not resort to thoughtless Delhi solutions. Commuting remains affordable in these cities. Delhi has not learnt from them. It is the problem of the nation’s large cities. It needs practical approach. But mostly the solutions are mooted in a way that it benefits one or the other organized mafia. While the nation bothers for Delhi, it forgets the dust, degradation and health problems that cement industries in hilly regions of Himachal create. So pollution is not just the problem of large cities. Away from prying eyes, vari-

ous states are taking steps without caring for pollution. Solutions can neither be piecemeal nor quixotic. This time the sheet of smog is spread far and wide from UP to Pakistan. Air pollution during winter months has become a large problem of northern Indian sub-continent. How would Delhi-specific steps clean the region? Farm practices in Pakistan are not different. India is an aspiring super power. It needs to call for a regional solution. Myopic ways of concentrating in Delhi will not solve it. The steps suggested by authorities are half-baked and have implications on economy. It should be avoided. The nation needs concrete measures to tackle the severe air pollution. It has to think beyond Delhi, vehicles and punitive measures that lead to rent seeking. Let organisations like NGT or EPCA be manned by professionals. For clearing the air these should not throw spanners or make India an unpredictable market but concentrate on comprehensive regional studies. The aim should be to help growth and not stall it with high costs and knee-jerk reactions.


A new reality in Naga political question In commemoration of 100th Birth


new reality confronting Naga political question in the recent years is the emergence of different political developments having their own independent characters and dynamics which is shaping the nature and the course of Naga national movement. Ever since the formation of Naga Club in 1919 that help develop common political aspiration among the Nagas and given birth to the idea of free Naga nation, the Naga nationalism’s narrative evolved itself from people based movement for freedom under NNC (the sequel to Naga Club) to a process of fragmentation after the controversial 1975 Shillong Accord. And more than 40 years since that fragmentation process began, we Nagas today found ourselves divided into so many political groups that have a devastating consequences on our common political cause for which we are struggling for the last seven decades. The “Naga files” in New Delhi too continue to shift from one desk to another as the political leadership so far failed in their attempt of finding a way out of bringing closure to the issue. The task of managing Naga problem which fall first at the hand of few bureaucrats posted in this region before it was shifted to the ministry of external affairs and then brought it to home ministry, and now as part of the latest move the issue is at the Prime Minister’s Office (as revealed by RN Ravi during his recent visit to Nagaland). In effect, what initially appears to be a minor simmering of discontent of a misguided hill tribe from the state of Assam that was bluntly dismissed as simply law and order problem, the Nagas’ quest for self-determination remain to date a foremost valid political question for Independent India to confront and answer. Seven decades after the historic Nagas’ declaration of independence and the immature refutation on the part of India in accepting that legitimate declaration, which turns out to be an ill-fated political misadventure, followed by long drawn costly war of independence, Nagas today face three major political developments which is reflected below; 1. Framework Agreement 2015: The two decades old Indo-Naga political talk between NSCN and Government of India (GoI) give way to the signing of an agreement where GoI recognized unique political history and the sovereign right of the Nagas. A unique proposal of resolving a political conflict between two nations by conceiving an idea of “shared sovereignty” is a landmark in itself. The course of Naga political struggle in this current

conjuncture has established a ‘balance of force’ and hence setting the stage for a peaceful solution to the Naga demand of self-determined rights. India, being a “democratic, secular and socialist republic”, cannot afford to carry on a war against its own people and the Nagas. The understanding that was reached as part of the framework agreement marks a distinctive concept of nationhood in the post-national notion of ‘shared sovereignty’. This novel effort coming from the negotiating parties may have its own shortcoming and limitation, but it would be unwise on the part of the Nagas if we remain “being critical” of the agreement and refuse to acknowledge the achievement part of it. 2. Formation of NNPG’s WC: The formation of Naga National Political Group’s Working Committee (NNPG’s WC), a sort of coalition, by six political groups based in Nagaland in 2016 and subsequently entering into a formal political talk with GoI recently had expanded the scope of peace process that India had initiated with the Nagas with the hope of resolving the long pending conflict between India and the Nagas. It remains to be seen whether the nature of this extended peace process would evolved into another parallel process that would drag on for another decades or more (although RN Ravi maintain that there is only one peace process where NNPG’s is a part of it). 3. The birth of an idea of United National Liberation Front of Western Southeast Asia (UNLFWSEA): An unprecedented alliance, lead by the Nagas, between nine different outfits of Northeast (rechristened as “Western Southeast Asia”) under the common platform that calls for an integrated movement against India’s occupying force in the region and work towards the path of total liberation and restoring its independence. This may be a defining moment in the history of “insurgency” and liberation movement in this region provided this event can awaken the people of North East of common challenges, problems, and prospects from the prolonged slumber in the darkness of ethnic divides, factionalism and superficial construct of divided history within the “oneness of one people” of North East. After undergoing nearly two centuries of joining the Union of India, which is dated back from the British colonial days, marked by a tragic events of persecution, oppression and humiliation of the people and a resistance movement against the occupational force by different respective groups at the different period of time, the people of northeast realistically need to come to the point of realizing the

common existential threat that confronts the region. There is a need of common unified force to counter India’s occupation and step motherly treatment, as this region is long considered as an illegitimate children of Ram. India always intend to keep the entire region as a “disturb zone/ area” so as to serve her strategic interest. To meet this end, New Delhi always ensure that different warring groups turn against each other as a result of which innocent and common people continue to suffer. The people of the region must realize that money coming from New Delhi is just a part of a counter insurgency program and not meant for inclusive economic development. This proves that this particular region has no future scope for progress under India. As Khango Konyak ascended to the throne as the new chairman of the front, the throne left by Late SS Khaplang, this also is an indication that Naga can continue to play the leading role in inspiring, motivating and educating the people of this region of fighting against oppression and for their right as done in the past. All these recent development can be termed as positive, nevertheless failure on our part to put things into proper perspective can be counter-productive as it would further divide the Nagas and we would find ourselves everyone seeking for different piecemeal solution. The task before us is whether we can find a common thread that would bind all these development together and use it for our common advantage. And as this generation Nagas confronts all these new challenges, our history cannot be left unreminded. We need to keep reminding our history lest we be consumed with a cheap propaganda that Naga can never be a free nation. This act of reminding can therefore be never misconstrued as harping on the same old historical narrative. The story of Naga people of last 70 years and Naga national movement is an extraordinary story of a popular movement against tyranny and misrule of India against the wish and will of the Nagas. The might of Naga resilience and the power of common people standing against injustice had been exhibited here in this hilly region in the last 70 years by a small group of people whom critics always playeddown as something “insignificant”. And this era of Naga national movement, which is a glorious chapter in Naga history, cannot be sidelined nor can be compromise at any point or at any stage of any peace process. Nsungbemo Ezung, Wokha Town, Nagaland, (ezung_n@yahoo.com)

anniversary of Indira Gandhi


n the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary Madam Indira Gandhi, I feel it is proper for the people of Nagaland to remember and recall her deeds for the people of Nagaland. Indira Gandhi rose to international fame as the Iron Lady of India. However, she was down to earth when dealing with people. “Garibi hatao, desh bachao” (remove poverty save the nation) was the slogan she moved in the 1971 election. This applies that her inner heart was for the poor and the weak. She inherited the Nagaland political problem and had given her whole heart. She had six-rounds of talks with the NNC/FGN delegates and the split group of NNC/FGN was honourably placed. She had the courage to declare State of Emergency under Art 352(1) on ground of Internal disturbances on 25st June 1975 and was withdrawn on 21st March 1977. I don’t find anything wrong. It was provided in the constitution and the Constitution is required to be put into practice and she did it. We learned lessons for the better. During this emergency period, Ceasefire was signed in the Shillong Accord in 1975. Over 700 NNC/ FGN political prisoners were released from various jails and peace dawned on Nagaland. I think the design was done by bureaucrats and the Governor of Shillong who happened to be the Governor of Nagaland too at that time. It was Indira Gandhi who gave special status to Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee with the 10Point Modalities: 1. The Nagaland Pradesh Congress (I) party shall be national in name but regional in content. 2. The NPCC(I) shall be supreme in all matters concerning the

affairs of the State of Nagaland and it shall have its constitution. 3. The NPCC (I) to be represented in the AICC, Working Committee and in the party Headquarters in Delhi. 4. The basic political and socioeconomic program of the party shall be to preserve the Naga identity and to develop Naga way of life. 5. It shall endeavour to solve the Naga Political Problem through peaceful and constitutional means. 6. To uphold art. 371A (I) (a) of the constitution to activise and preserve the Naga Traditions, culture, customary laws/usages, social and religious practices, land and its resources. 7. To implement unimplemented points of the 16 Point Agreement of 1960 between Government of India and the Naga Peoples’ Convention. 8. To give adequate representation to the Nagas in the Indian Parliament. 9. To create a Legislative Council for Nagaland. 10. To recognize the regional language of Nagaland, i.e the English Language and to insert it in the Eight Schedule of the constitution. Today, NPCC has full supremacy over party affairs of Nagaland. Art.371 (A) was further strengthened by the 10-Point Modalities as INC has given its full respect. In front of Indian National Congress, Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee is supreme in the affairs of Nagaland. We are regional in content although we are national in outlook. We preserve and practice freedom of in organisation, religion and social practices. We owe all what we have today to Pundit Jawahar Lal Nehru and descendants for what we are today. K. Therie, President, NPCC

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Thumps up to deptt of Power Dimapur


Ever since 2/3rd of Dimapur was struck by an un-natural calamity in the form of a devastating fire at Nagarjan Power sub-station on 12th Nov at around 1.30 pm, where a 20 MVA power transformer was completely burnt down, the anger of the citizens upon the deptt of Power is on its boiling point. The decrease of water level in the storage tanks, mobiles and inverters and with the demand for hired generators becoming the talk of the town and in addition to the rumours about the duration of the non-availability of power for days and even months, with the festive season approaching and the city giving a dark look and on top of all the current exam season of the students, the Dimapurians were preparing for the worst as the citizens in the past were never made to believe the capability of the power department officials to handle such huge emergency restoration works. But to the surprise of all the dept of power made the restoration work possible with their hard work and with limited resources at their disposal. I on behalf of the Citizens of Dimapur would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to the Chief Engineer (Power) and his entire team who took up the challenge in a war footing for the welfare of the citizens of the City. Though their efforts is believed to be temporary in Nature, it is now left to the Govt of the day to provide a permanent solution to this important public utility service . Ahidur Rahman, general secretary Dimapur District Citizens Forum

Reader’s note: Articles or letters published in any of the columns do not reflect the view of this newspaper nor that of the Editor in any manner.


Nagaland Post, Dimapur monday, november 20, 2017

Demonetisation failure proof in poll-bound Gujarat: Ex-FM

M u m b a i , N ov 1 9 (PTI): Congress leader P Chidambaram has claimed demonetisation was a “dismal” failure as far as curbing fake currency was concerned. “If you want to know where demonetisation has failed, if you are not able to curb corruption, if you are not able to curb black money...just go to or stay in (poll-bound) Gujarat for over the next 20 days, and you will know the kind of money that is being spent there,” he alleged. He said the Modi government could recover fake currency only to the tune of Rs 41 crore, which accounted for only 0.0027 per cent of the total currency that came back into the system following notes ban. “Demonetisation to the extent of eliminating fake currency is a dismal failure,” Chidambaram claimed. Disputing the government’s claims that

P Chidambaram

notes ban had helped curb terrorism, he said, “As of November 10, the number of infiltrations, the number of militants neutralised, the number of civilians killed and the number of jawans martyred, all are larger than the numbers for the corresponding period in 2016.” He also warned that as the Narendra Modi government inched closer to the end of its term, it might also be assailed by the same degree of corruption allegations which drowned the UPA-2. The former finance

minister said the erstwhile Congress-led UPA-2 dispensation had acquired a reputation for “many many corrupt deeds” at the fag end of its tenure. He, however, said the same “odium” could be attached to the BJP government as well when it completed its term (in 2019), though he was not wishing it to “happen”. “Since the UPA-2 was the last government that completed its tenure, that odium attached to the government. Wait for any government to complete its term of five years, the same odium will attach to that government as well,” he said during a discussion at the Tata Literature Live festival here. “I am not wishing it happens, but it will happen,” said Chidambaram, who was a key figure in the UPA regime. “The point is, yes I know that the UPA-2 had acquired, by the time its

term came to an end, a reputation for many, many corrupt deeds. But unless someone is actually convicted and punished, I am not willing to accept that he or she is guilty,” the former home minister said. He said today what is being made out is that “everyone is presumed guilty until he is proven innocent, which I think is wrong, as it will destroy the rule of law in this country.” Touching upon the issue of corruption, the Congress Rajya Sabh member said the main reasons for major graft “are greed as against the need for funding elections”. “In the case of a political person, or a political party, it is the need to fund elections, which drives what you describe as corruption. Unless you find the ways to fund elections, you will not be able to bring down that scale of corruption,” he said.


WC back after signing agreement with Centre

(From p-1) desire of the Naga people by assuring the WC that the Nagas would not be deprived off their rights and the political and historical rights of Nagas would be recognised. Further, Kitovi urged upon all to continually pray and work together in order to achieve the long cherished goal of the Nagas. The WC was formed after Naga people and leaders desired that all other NPGs should also be involved for an inclusive and conclusive solution. The government of India’s Interlocutor to the Naga peace talks R.N. Ravi had a series of consultative meetings with various NPGs, tribal hohos, NGOs and civil society groups during the recent years in order to evolve a broad-based agreement. It was also learnt that the agreement signed between the government of India’s Interlocutor and the Working Committee on November 17 , is a prelude to subsequent talks between the two sides to arrive at an agreement. It may also be recalled that the government of India’s Interlocutor R.N.Ravi had told Nagaland Post during an exclusive interview, that the Naga political issue involved Nagas and so the political issue would also involve all Nagas and not one or two factions. He also made it clear that solution and constitutional election were two separate issues which should not be mixed together.

Rio lauds CM’s decision to table Lokayukta in NLA (From p-1) between the Government of India and the Working Committee comprising of six Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) on November 17, as a welcome step in the right direction. Stating that the agreement was a significant step for honourable resolution of the Indo-Naga political imbroglio, he appealed to all the negotiating parties, especially the Government of India to expedite the political dialogue and bring about a solution that is honourable, democratic and upholds the political rights of the people. He also appealed to the Gov-

ernment of India and NSCN (K) to pursue restoration of ceasefire and take measures through negotiations that will ensure an honourable settlement. Rio opined that the Government of India could further pursue the matter with its Myanmar counterpart since the organisation represented the Nagas living in India and Myanmar. He further made a clarion call to all elected members of Nagaland, political parties, NGOs and the general public cutting across political lines to come forward and support the demand for an early and inclusive settlement on the Naga Political issue.

NPRAAF unearths more financial irregularities, pulls up Finance dept (From p-1) “Whether appropriate action has been taken against employees for any dereliction of duty, the final inquiry report, preventive measures taken against such incidents are some of the issues that NPRRAF urges upon the responsible authorities to clarify. NPRAAF asserted its position that every single penny meant for public should be accounted for and cautions the government not to treat amounts of few lakhs as meagre amounts since such attitude would encourage anti-social elements to continue committing crimes,” the Forum warned. NPRAAF also appealed to the people to remain steadfast with it since it was in active consultation with legal luminaries to ensure that all issues taken up were brought to logical conclusions.

Indira Gandhi opposed those dividing India over religion: Sonia

being referred to as the Iron Lady. But iron was only one of the elements in her character; generosity and humanity were just as prominent traits,” she said. Indira Gandhi, daugh-

we lived together in one household, just a few meters from here. I saw her at close quarters, in every mood and circumstance. “I came to understand how passionately she felt for her country, how deeply she cared for the poor and oppressed, how faithfully she followed the teachings imbibed from her father -- from

him, and from the other great men and women of the Indian freedom struggle who had been part of her growing up,” she said. The Congress chief spoke about Indira Gandhi’s tenure as Prime Minister, the creation of Bangladesh and the Green Revolution. “In the 16 years that were given to her to lead

the country, many were the challenges she had to confront, from the endemic problems of combating poverty and inequality to the critical ones of war and terrorism. She faced them all with courage, fortified by her dedication to making India strong, united and prosperous,” Sonia Gandhi said.


Sonia Gandhi

ter of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, was born on November 19, 1917. She was Prime Minister from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 until her assassination on October 31, 1984. On Sunday, Sonia Gandhi also recalled her relationship with the former Prime Minister, who was also her mother-in-law. “I came to know Indira Gandhi intimately as the head of our small family over the 16 years that


NEW DELHI, NOV 19 (IANS): Indira Gandhi “fought for secularism, against all those forces seeking to divide the Indian people on lines of religion and caste”, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said on Sunday. On the centenary of the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister, Sonia Gandhi spoke at the inauguration here of a photo exhibition, ‘A Life of Courage’, on the life and achievements of Indira Gandhi. “I have heard Indiraji

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New Delhi, Nov 19 fAML, November CPI infla(PTI): Retail inflation, tion is likely to be around 4.5 per cent. which touched a sevenIt however added that month high in October, is government action, like expected to rise further and importing onions and concross the 4 per cent mark taining hoarding, will be far this month, driven by rise more effective in containing in vegetable and oil prices, food prices. experts say. Retail inflation has According to global been rising consistently since financial services majors June amid a slowdown in like Nomura, BofAML and factory output measured on Morgan Stanley, price presIndex of Industrial Producsures are likely to build furtion (IIP). Retail inflation ther in the coming months and GDP growth print due following a cyclical recovery later this month are two in the economy and rise in main data points the RBI vegetable and oil prices. considers for setting the key “We expect CPI inflation to rise above 4 per cent per cent. According to Bo- interest rate. in November and stay above the RBI’s target of 4 per cent through 2018,” Nomura said in a research note. (For an Institute in Kohima for 2018) Stronger food and fuel : M. Sc. Mathematics inflation pushed up headline 1. Maths CPI inflation in October 2. Chemistry : M. Sc. Chemistry to a 7-month high of 3.58

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at least in the next quarter and a half, corporates would be busy improving their margins and reducing their debt costs, even as the top line growth may take a back seat,” it said. On Friday, US credit rating agency Moody’s upgraded India’s sovereign ratings to Baa2 from its lowest investment grade of Baa3 and changed the outlook for the country’s rating to stable from positive. It said this was based on the Indian government’s “wide-ranging programme of economic and institutional reforms”. “Under these circumstance, the fresh hiring prospects do not look bright, maybe for the two quarters; however, things should look up in the next fiscal. The wage cost control would remain a key area of priority in the short term,” Assocham added. The industry body also noted that as the state-run banks also bring down their employee-cost-to-operation ratio, post their re-capitalisation recently announced by the government, “fresh hiring may also come down there as well”.

Retail inflation expected to rise further

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New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS): Despite Moody’s sovereign rating upgrade, hiring by the private sector is expected to stay muted till the end of the current fiscal as corporate India is busy trimming balance sheets and rationalising costs, according to industry chamber Assocham. Based on a survey of association members, the Assocham report on Sunday comes in the context of tepid job growth in the economy which has been recently impacted by demonetisation and implementation of the Goods and Services Tax. “With corporate India placing most energies on rationalising costs, including wage costs, and trying to deleverage its balance sheet, the hiring outlook in the private sector is expected to stay muted till the beginning of fiscal 2018-19,” an Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) release said here. “The focus right now is how to deleverage, consolidate, exit from non-core businesses and achieve lean and mean balance sheets. Going forward

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NEW DELHI, Nov 19 (PTI): The government has not asked the Reserve Bank to pay any special dividend and is only seeking Rs 13,000 crore of surplus lying with the central bank, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg has said. In August, the RBI had paid a dividend of Rs 30,659 crore for the fiscal ended June 2017. It was less than half the Rs 65,876 crore it had paid in 2015-16. The government had budgeted for a Rs 58,000 crore dividend from the RBI in its Budget for this fiscal year. “There is no proposal at this stage to ask for any special dividend. What is being discussed is to only ask for what the RBI earned this year but did not distribute. That is about Rs 13,000 crore. That’s what the government has suggested the Reserve Bank to transfer,” Garg told PTI.

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of $1,24,930, followed by Macao at the second position with $1,14,430 and Luxembourg third with $1,09,190. Among BRICS countries, India has the lowest per capita GDP. Russia boasts of a GDP per capita of $27,900, while for China, it stood at $16,620, Brazil at $15,500 and South Africa at $13,400. Interestingly, as per a recent Credit Suisse report, India is home to 2.45 lakh millionaires with a total household wealth of $5 trillion. As per the IMF data, the richest 10 countries in the world in per capita GDP terms also include Singapore (4th, $90,530), Br unei (5th, $76,740), Ireland (6th, $72,630), Norway (7th, $70,590), Kuwait (8th, $69,670), United Arab Emirates (9th, $68,250) and Switzerland (10th, $61,360). The US has failed to make it to the top 10 and is ranked 13th with a GDP per capita of $59,500 while the UK is ranked even lower.

Corporate hiring to be slow till fiscal-end: Assocham

riding in traffic with a light feel and prevents wheelhop when downshifting gears - also a first for Royal Enfield. The chassis has been developed from the ground up by the team at Royal Enfield’s UK Technology Centre and Harris Performance. It has been engineered and fine-tuned for enhanced agility that can handle different terrains and speeds with ease while retaining the


NEW DELHI, Nov 19 (PTI): India has moved up one position to 126th in terms of GDP per capita of countries, still ranked lower than all its BRICS peers, while Qatar remains the world’s richest on this parameter, as per IMF data. The data, which forms part of the latest World Economic Outlook report of the International Monetary Fund, ranks over 200 countries in terms of per capita GDP based on purchasing power parity (PPP). P P P b e t we e n t wo countries is the rate at which the currency of one country needs to be converted into that of a second country to ensure that a given amount of the first country’s currency will purchase the same volume of goods and services in the second country as it does in the first. India has seen its per capita GDP rise to $7,170 in 2017, from $6,690 last year, helping improve its rank by a position to 126th. Qatar remains topranked with per capita GDP

Govt seeks Rs 13,000 crore surplus from RBI

Royal Enfield unveiled the much awaited Interceptor GT 650 and Continental GT 650.


India moves up one notch to 126 in GDP per capita terms

cent, the survey added. The growth of credit cards from 2016 to 2017 has been 24 per cent, higher than the average growth but consistent with the trend of the past few years, the study said. Between 2011 and 2016, credit cards have seen a steady 9 per cent increase. The study further said digital payment companies have seen a substantial jump in business following the government’s push towards cashless transactions after the note-ban last November, and the major contributor to this growth was online payments. According to RBI, after the note-ban, digital transactions rose 31 per cent from last November to this September.

Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS): The Royal Enfield on Sunday unveiled its much awaited Interceptor GT 650 and Continental GT 650 in front of hundreds of bike enthusiasts at its annual rider mania here. Both the motorcycles are powered by an all new 650cc, air cooled parallel twin engines with oil cooler for enhanced performance. The fuel injected motor claims to deliver 47PS of power at 7,100rpm and a peak torque of 52Nm at 4,000rpm. The two motorcycles were unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Italy’s Milan on November 7, 2017. The engines have a strong low and mid-range performance, retaining the Royal Enfield character of accessible torque through the rev range. Also new to the Interceptor is the six speed gearbox, especially developed for this motorcycle. The gearbox is augmented by its ‘slip/assist’ clutch that facilitates easy


non- cash modes of payment for everyday expenses. Even after the cash is back to the pre-demonetisation levels, there is a visible growth in card transactions,” Deepak Chandnani, chief executive of Worldline South Asia & Middle East, told PTI. The push to increase cards usage started with the Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) in August 2014, the survey said. Total number of cards as of September 2017 stood at 853 million. Of this, 33.3 million were credit cards and 819.8 million were debit cards. There was a marked spurt, especially for debit cards, which shot by 39 per cent in 2015 because of the new Jan Dhan accounts. Post-demonetisation, growth has been averaging at 22 per

New Delhi, Nov 19 (PTI): Consumer appliances and electronic goods maker Haier India will soon hike prices of its refrigerators and air conditioners by up to 12 per cent due to spike in raw material costs. “We are heading for a price increase due to higher raw material costs.. nobody wanted to do it before Diwali as it would upset the market... I do not have too much of inventory to carry. So, price will go up soon... as early as next week. It’s inevitable,” Haier India President Eric Braganza told . “Refrigerators prices will go up by 5-6 per cent. The air conditioner price hike could be in double digits... around 10- 12 per cent,” he added. Haier, which recently inaugurated additional capacity at its Pune plant, expects its product imports to fall by half.

Royal Enfield unveils Interceptor, Continental GT 650


Mumbai, Nov 19 (PTI): The debit and credit card transactions have jumped to Rs 74,090 crore in September this year, up a hefty 84 per cent as compared to the same month last year when it stood at Rs 40,130 crore, thanks to the government push for non-cash payments, says a study. The transaction volume at all points of sale (POSes) clipped higher by 86 per cent to 378 million in September this year over the same period last year when it stood at 203 million, European payment solutions provider Worldline said in a weekend report quoting the Reserve Bank data. In September 2016 the number stood at 203 million, it added. “With demonetisation, people were pushed to use

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Ruling party sacks Mugabe

The president and first lady met the party’s youth league in October - but it, like many others, turned against them.

is defining the new birth and development of our country,” said Mike Madiro, chairman of one of the provincial party branches that had formally set Mugabe’s dethroning in motion. Chris Mutsvangwa, head of the powerful war veterans’ association, said Mugabe was running out of time to negotiate his departure and should leave the country while he could. “We are going all the way,” Mutsvangwa said. “He’s trying to bargain for a dignified exit.” The Zanu-PF central committee appointed Mnangagwa, the 75-yearold vice-president who was fired by Mugabe almost two weeks ago, as its new interim leader.

Mugabe’s sacking of Mnangagwa precipitated the crisis, with Mnangagwa and the army rapidly launching a previously planned takeover. Mnangagwa is widely expected to take power when Mugabe leaves office. A second round of talks on Sunday morning between Mugabe and the army commanders who led the takeover was inconclusive. According to sources close to the military, the president, who has been kept under house arrest in his sprawling residence in Harare, continues to argue that the takeover is illegal and wants to be allowed to remain in power until the end of his presidential mandate next year. Elections are due to be held before August.

China’s military launches website to report leaks, fake news

Chinese citizens can report online content that attacks the military’s leadership. (File)

Washington, Nov 19 (PTI): Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has slammed Donald Trump and Republican Senate nominee Ray Moore for being unapologetic over the sexual misconduct allegations, saying the US President has “disgraced the office”. Hillary, 70, the former Democratic presidential nominee who last year lost the White House race to Trump, 71, said that Democratic Senator Al Franken has apologised for his reported sexual misconduct and his willingness for a probe “is the kind of accountability I’m talking about”. “I don’t hear that from Roy Moore or Donald Trump... Look at the contrast between Al Franken, accepting responsibility, apologising, and Roy Moore and Donald Trump who have done neither,” she told New York’s WABC radio station. Hillary also said that the President has “disgraced the office”. Asked if she admired anything about Trump, she quickly responded in the negative. “No. The answer is absolutely no... I didn’t think he’d be as bad as he

Congress that took place in October. The new website is an effort to implement the guiding spirit of the Congress and will help maintain a “clear internet space” surrounding the military, according to 81.cn, the military’s official news portal. Citizens are encouraged to use the platform to report online content that attacks the military’s absolute leadership and distorts the history of the military and the Communist Party, the

UK to have driverless cars by 2021: Govt

China to help resolve Rohingya crisis: B’desh

L O N D O N, N ov 1 9 (Agencies): British finance minister Philip Hammond is to announce 75 million pounds ($99 million, 84 million euros) funding for Artificial Intelligence and plans to put driverless cars on UK roads by 2021, in his budget speech on Wednesday. Hammond will announce regulation changes to allow Britain’s driverless car industry, which the government estimates will be worth 28 billion pounds by 2035, to get cars on the road within as little as three yeas, according to extracts of the budget released by his office on Sunday. The minister, who is under a pressure to deliver an eye-catching budget following Brexit spats with cabinet colleagues, will also announce a 400 million pounds fund for companies hoping to roll out electriccar charge points across the country. People hoping to buy a battery-electric vehicle will also be able to access funding as Britain attempts to move towards zero-emission transport.

stated that as a friend China will help resolve the issue and will not be partial to any side,” Bangladesh foreign ministry said in a statement after the talks. The statement added Wang stressed the “importance of continued consultations and dialogue between Bangladesh and Myanmar on the issue.” No details were given on what concrete steps Beijing might take. Myanmar has faced growing international anger over its treatment of the Rohingya but China has helped shield the country from censure. Earlier this month the UN Security Council dropped plans to adopt a resolution demanding an end to the violence in Myanmar in the face of strong opposition from China. According to Bangladesh’s private news agency UNB, Wang held a briefing for a small number of local media at China’s embassy in Dhaka where he said Beijing supports “a proper solution of the problems through bilateral channels”. But he warned against further moves at the UN to

UK resorting to ‘dirty politics’ ahead of ICJ election: Sources

K ath m a ndu, N ov 19 (PTI): Nepal’s former prime minister and Maoist chief Prachanda’s only son Prakash Dahal died today due to sudden cardiac arrest. He was 36. Prakash was rushed to the Thapathali-based Norvic Hospital early this morning, where he was pronounced dead. Addressing a press conference, Dr JP Jaiswal of Norvic Hospital said Prakash was dead around three hours before he was admitted to the hospital at 5:50 am this morning. “His eyes were unresponsive and there was no pulse when he was brought to the hospital,” said Jaiswal. “In 90 per cent of such cases, patient suffers a severe cardiac arrest,” he added. Prakash was secretary to his father Prachanda and also central member of CPN (Maoist-Centre). Prachanda arrived at the hospital in Kathmandu from Jhapa, where he was attending election campaign for the upcoming elections. President Vidya Devi Bhandari reached Prachanda’s house in Baluwatar to express condolences on the demise of his son.

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 19 (PTI): The UK is trying to “misuse” its UN Security Council membership by pushing for a joint conference mechanism, which was last used 96 years ago, in the election to the last seat in the World Court tomorrow in which India’s Dalveer Bhandari is a front-runner, diplomatic sources said. Mr Bhandari and Britain’s Christopher Greenwood are locked in a neckand-neck fight for re-election to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). One-third of the court’s 15-member bench are elected every three years for a nine-year term, elections for which are held separately but simultaneously in the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council in New York. Britain is aggressively pushing in the UN Security Council for resorting to the joint conference mechanism which was last used some 96 years ago and against which there exists an unequivocal legal opinion, the diplomatic sources said. The “dirty politics” being played by India’s former colonial ruler, as

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one UN insider put it, has sent a sense of “uneasiness” among other members of the powerful UN Security Council, many of whom are aware of the long-term implications of a move to ignore the voice of the majority of the United Nations General Assembly. In all previous incidents, the candidate getting majority in the General Assembly has eventually been elected a judge of The Hague-based International Court of Justice. Mr Bhandari, 70, has support of nearly two-thirds of 193 UN members. Greenwood, who has already served one nine-year term in ICJ, is trailing behind more than 50 votes in the General Assembly. However, he re-

ceived nine against five for Mr Bhandari in the Security Council. To win ICJ election a candidate needs to get majority in both the General Assembly and the Security Council, which has not been the case in the 11 rounds of voting so far. Both the General Assembly and the Security Council have convened separate meetings at the UN headquarters tomorrow (3 p.m. local time) to hold the 12th round of voting. At a reception for Mr Bhandari at the UN headquarters here on Friday, representatives of 160-member countries were present reflecting the overwhelming majority India enjoys in the General Assembly. Sensing that majority is not on its side, almost at the same time, the United Kingdom went to the Security Council for an informal consultation with other 14 members. Observing that there is a deadlock situation on the ICJ election, Britain is learnt to have proposed that voting in the Security Council be stopped after first round tomorrow and they go for joint conference mechanism.

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BEIJING, Nov 19 (Agencies): China’s military on Sunday launched a website inviting the public to report leaks and fake news, as well as illegal online activities by military personnel, the latest step in a push to ensure Communist Party control over the internet. Beijing has been ramping up measures to secure the internet and maintain strict censorship, a process that accelerated ahead of the party’s five-yearly National

Dhaka, Nov 19 (Agencies): China has offered to help defuse the Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh said on Saturday, following meetings with Beijing’s top diplomat that Dhaka hopes will apply pressure on Myanmar take back hundreds of thousands of refugees. More than 600,000 Rohingya are languishing in Bangladeshi refugee camps after fleeing a brutal Myanmar army campaign launched in late August. T h e U N s ay s t h e scorched-earth operation, which has left hundreds of villages burned to ash in northern Rakhine state, amounts to ethnic cleansing. Bangladesh, which already hosted some 250,000 Rohingya before the current exodus, wants the latest arrivals to return swiftly and is keen to enlist help from China, a staunch ally of Myanmar. Foreign Minister A H Mahmood Ali held talks in Dhaka today with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi over the issue. “When the issue of exodus of displaced Myanmar nationals was raised, the Chinese Foreign Minister

website said. Cases of military personnel illegally opening online social accounts and publishing unauthorised information should also be reported, it said. President Xi Jinping has made China’s “cyber sovereignty” a top priority in his sweeping campaign to bolster security. He has also reasserted the ruling Communist Party’s role in limiting and guiding online discussion.

A source said that Mugabe believed regional powers, who have not explicitly backed the military takeover and have called for the crisis to be solved constitutionally, would support him. But few options are now open to the autocrat, who has ruled Zimbabwe through a mixture of coercion, bribery and revolutionary rhetoric for nearly four decades. Support in some branches of the security establishment – such as the police – has evaporated and high-profile political supporters have been detained. The military has said it has no intention of staying in power. Army commanders worked closely with Mnangagwa before the takeover. Mnangagwa is a former intelligence chief and veteran Zanu-PF official who was responsible for the repression of opposition parties in successive elections between 2000 and 2008. There was applause and singing from Zanu-PF officials when the agenda for the meeting on Sunday morning was read. Item one was the “recall” – or sacking – of Mugabe as as party leader.

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criticise or punish Myanmar. Wang is the first of a host of foreign ministers from Asia and Europe who are visiting Bangladesh for talks on a refugee crisis that has left the impoverished nation reeling. Bangladesh Foreign Minister Ali will take his counterparts from Germany, Sweden and Japan, together with the European Union’s diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini, to the border town of Cox’s Bazar tomorrow to see the camps.

turned out to be,” she said of Trump. When asked about Moore, who has been accused by five women of sexual misconduct, Hillary said he does not appear to be someone who will bring respect and honour to the state of Alabama. Moore, a former judge and the Republican nominee for a vacant Senate seat in Alabama, has denied all charges. When asked about the past behaviour of Bill Clinton, her husband and a former US president, and if she should have been more supportive of his female accusers versus reports that she attacked their credibility, Hillary said, “Every situation has to be judged on its own merit.” She further said those allegations were investigated and recent comments by others about her husband are not relevant. “I don’t know that we can rewrite and revise history,” Hillary said. Of specifically Senator Gillibrand’s recent comments about Bill Clinton that he should have resigned after his affair with Monica Lewinsky, she said, “I don’t exactly know what she (Gillibrand) was trying to say.”

defeat: Maryam

L a h o r e , N ov 1 9 (IANS): Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ’s daughter Maryam Nawaz has warned that those “conspiring against the PML-N will gain nothing except defeat”. “The PML-N is united and would remain so,” Maryam told journalists on Saturday during her visit to NA-120 constituency in Lahore, Dawn news reported. Asserting that the party believes in politics of serving the people, she said: “By the grace of Allah, we will win the 2018 general election.” The NA-120 seat was won by Kulsoom Nawaz in September after the former Premier was deposed. Since Kulsoom was diagnosed with lymphoma and was undergoing treatment in London, Maryam ran the election campaign. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Lahore, on Friday initiated the process to place Sharif and four of his family members - including Maryam - on the Exit Control List (ECL). The other members of the family, who may face travel restriction, are Sharif ’s sons Hussain and Hassan, and son-in-law retired Capt Mohammad Safdar.


WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Agencies): The top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an “illegal” launch of nuclear weapons. Air Force General John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), told an audience at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia, Canada that he had given a lot of thought to what he would say if he received such an order. “I think some people think we’re stupid,” Hyten said in response to a question about such a scenario. “We’re not stupid people. We think about these things a lot. When you have this responsibility, how do you not think about it?” Hyten, who is responsible for overseeing the U.S. nuclear arsenal, explained the process that would follow such a command. As head of STRATCOM “I provide advice to the president, he will tell me what to do,” he said in his remarks, retransmitted in a video posted on the




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We the Angami Krotho (Union) Razhüphe Riehou (AKRR) extend our heartiest congratulations to Shri Khriethozo Pfükri, S/o Shri Keselie Pfükri for successfully achieving the post of E.A.C in the recently declared NPSC examination '2017. We further wish him and pray for his well-being and success in all his future endeavour. (METHAKIELIE ZIEPHRÜ) (KHRADI KECHÜ) President, AKRR Secretary, AKRR




The Naga People's Front Dimapur division appeal to all the active NPF party members under Dimapur district to come and participate in the general convention and uphold the party by exercising their franchise in support of Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu President NPF. The convention is scheduled to be held on 22nd November 2017 at Khuochiezie (Local Ground) Kohima at 11 :00 AM. Er. Rhonthongo M. Ovung President

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forum’s Facebook page. “And if it’s illegal, guess what’s going to happen? I’m going to say, ‘Mr. President, that’s illegal.’ And guess what he’s going to do? He’s going to say, ‘What would be legal?’ And we’ll come up with options, of a mix of capabilities to respond to whatever the situation is, and that’s the way it works. It’s not that complicated.” Hyten said running through scenarios of how to react in the event of an illegal order was standard practice, and added: “If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail. You could go to jail for the rest of your life.” The Pentagon did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Hyten’s remarks. They came after questions by U.S. senators, including Democrats and Trump’s fellow Republicans, about Trump’s authority to wage war, use nuclear weapons and enter into or end international agreements, amid concern that tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs could lead to hostilities.




H a r a r e , N ov 1 9 (Agencies): The ruling party of Zimbabwe has voted to sack Robert Mugabe as its leader and has appointed in his place the vice-president the veteran autocrat fired two weeks ago. The vote by hundreds of senior Zanu-PF officials in Harare on Sunday significantly weakens the position of Mugabe, who has refused to step down following a military takeover last week, despite huge marches demanding that he leaves power, according to The Guardian. Zimbabwe’s parliament will reconvene on Tuesday after a week-long suspension and is expecting to move to impeach the president if he has not given up power. The committee also expelled Grace Mugabe, the divisive first lady, who had been chair of the party’s women’s league. When the motion was passed, removing Mugabe from the head of the party and reinstating Emmerson Mnangagwa to replace him, the hall broke into cheers, song and dance. The 200 or so members of the central committee leapt to their feet, many singing Mnangagwa’s name. “This is the day that



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The Minister, The Principal Director, Department of School Education. We the aggrieved Adhoc Teachers, beg to communicate to you for favor of perusal and consideration. 1. We demand the service regularization of the 1166, Adhoc Teachers who have appeared the suitability test, as conducted by the Department, on the 20th of May, 2017. 2. That we have been under Adhoc Appointment for the past 5-9 years, drawing a salary of Rs. 8460 (G/T) and Rs.6700 (P/T). Kind sir/Madam, we beg you to kindly imagine our lives and families surviving on this amount. 3. That Sir/Madam, we have waited long enough for the Government / Department to take the step, which has been delayed and lapsed by your authorities. 4. We regretfully inform you this, that, if our demands are not met before our patience run out, then, we wish that your authority be accountable and responsible for the follow up actions. Your kindness and quick response are highly anticipated. Yours faithfully, Concerned Aggrieved Adhoc Teachers. DC-2767



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Roupfüzhano Whiso Grace W Ezung crowned Miss Wokha 2017 is Miss Kohima 2017 G

Miss Kohima 2017, Roupfüzhano Whiso, along with the two runners-up.


oupfüzhano Whiso was crowned as Miss Kohima 2017 during the beauty pageant held at RCEMPA, Jotsoma, Kohima on November 18, organized by Agathos Society under the theme ‘Inspiring Empoerment’. Pe l ev i nu o Rü p r e o

and Thejakhrienuo Nakhro were placed in the first and second runners-up respectively. Subtitle winners included: Miss PopularThejakhrienuo Nakhro, Miss Photogenic-Khrütolü Swüro, Miss Perfect TenPelevinuo Rüpreo, Miss

Congeniality-Arenla Ao, Best Ethnic Wear-Onounungla. Official choreographer for the show was Theja Sekhose, official designer was Asang Yimchunger, official photographer was Vikhor Tepa and official makeup artist was Lomi Shikhu, while sound and lights were provided by Music Task Force. Artistes for the show includes Johnathan Yhome, Mezano Ngukha and the Distorted Theory. Host for the show was Moasen Oungh. A special appearance was made by reigning Miss Nagaland Vilokali Zhimomi. Judges for the pageant were Theyiesinuo Keditsu, Lipokzulu Lemtur and Johnny D’ Ascoli.

race W Ezung, a 22-year-old civil service aspirant from Yonchucho Village and resident of Wokha Town, was crowned Miss Wokha 2017, title here on Friday at Local Ground Wokha in a glittering ceremony that saw eight contestants from diverse backgrounds vying for the Miss Wokha title that was held after a gap of three years. The crowning of the new Miss Wokha was done by former Miss Wokha 2013 Dr. Abeni Khuvung. Liyingbeni Tungoe and

Lorenbeni Yanthan were adjudged the first and second runners up respectively. The contestants of the Miss Wokha Beauty pageant 2017 themed ‘Enhancing Lives Through Beauty’ were judged based on their performances in the four rounds-Ethnic Wear, Designer Round, Casual Wear and Formal Round (Evening Gown). A panel of experienced judges including former beauty queen Tiarenla Jamir, senior news reader AIR-Jonas Yanthan, author-Mhalo

Miss Wokha 2017, Grace (C), along with the runners-up. (NP)

Ezung, academician-Zubeno Mozhui and young entrepreneur Benthungo Kithan. The pageant that continued well into the night finally chose and gave Wokha its beauty queen after a 3-year gap

in the form of contestant no.2 Grace W Ezung who considers her mother as her role model. Subtitles winners included Miss Beautiful Skin-Marina Yanthan, Miss Talent-Lorenbeni Yanthan,

Miss Congeniality -Rikhyolo Yanthan, Miss PhotogenicLiyingbeni Tungoe and Best Ethnic Wear-Jonjibeni Ngullie. Singers Rebecca Ezung, Meribeni Patton and Lorina Khuvung enthralled the audience with popular numbers while Thunglamo serenaded the top five finalists. Earlier, chief guest of the ceremony, commissioner & secretary Irrigation and Flood Control, N. Hushili Sema IAS called upon the womenfolk of Wokha to be agents of change. (Correspondent)

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Pogba inspires Man Utd to Toon romp

L o n d o n, N ov 1 9 (Agencies): Paul Pogba inspired Manchester United to come from behind and thrash Newcastle United 4-1 at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho’s side’s quest to win a 21st Premier League title this season came off the rails in the two months since the Frenchman picked up a hamstring injury, their attack an anaemic shadow of its former self as they lost to Chelsea and Huddersfield, as well as in a desperately poor 0-0 draw at Liverpool. Henrik Mhkitaryan was dropped from the squad altogether while Mourinho decided to start with Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford in attack, with Juan Mata alongside Pogba and Nemanja Matic in midfield. The Portuguese’s attacking approach was exposed early on however, as

it three on 54 minutes, Lukaku, who was now primarily playing on the right, sent in a deep cross which Rashford beautifully headed down for Pogba to sweep home from close range. Pogba went off for Marouane Fellaini after the hour-mark and one of the biggest cheers of the day was reserved for Zlatan Ibrahimovic who came on for Martial, making his first appearance since returning from a cruciate ligament injury. Lukaku completed a near-perfect evening for Utd when he ended his sevengame club goal drought when smashing home after playing a one-two with Mata. The remainder of the game was played at a testimonial pace and the result moves Utd back into second place in the table, eight points behind leaders Manchester City.

Paul Pogba is congratulated by Manchester United team-mates after he scored a goal.

Newcastle pressed high up the pitch and enjoyed the better of the opening stages of the game. After they wasted a couple of good opportunities, the Magpies took the lead on 14 minutes when Marcus Gayle took full advantage of a slip from Victor Lindelof to slot past David De Gea from 12 yards.

The Swede will be criticised but his slip was unfortunate and the pertinent question should be as to the location of his fellow defenders with another couple of Newcastle players lining up to score. The hosts gradually began to dominate and they drew level on 37 minutes, a lovely bit of skill and per-

Cycle rally and walkathon held at Mkg

fectly weighted cross from Pogba allowing the impressive Martial to head in at the far post. Utd then went ahead in first half stoppage time, Ashley Young’s fine cross was met by Chris Smalling who powered home a header from a couple of yards out. The home side made


NASA Suolahie Theiinuo memorial trophy held Correspondent

Ko h i m a , N ov 1 9 (NPN): Northern Angami Students’ Union (NASU) Suolahie Theiinuo memorial volleyball trophy cum literary competition was held with joint mission director RMSA Dr. Kevizakie Rio as the chief guest and Commandant 9th Assam Rifles, Col Raja Tyagi as special guest of inaugural programme. In men’s volleyball, Nerhema Students’ Union emerged as the champions while Tsiesema Students’ Union bagged the runners up. Tsiesema Students’ Union and Nerhema Students’ Union bagged the champions trophy and runners up respectively in women’s volleyball. Earlier, the chief guest lauded the union for providing platform where sports persons can display their skills and also build unity. He urged the

Volleyball match between Nerhema SU and Seiyhama SU on Saturday. (NP)

youth to give their best in whatever they do. Without giving the best, you cannot compete in this competitive world, he said. In his address, Col Raja Tyagi advised the young people to choose the right path. He also encouraged the youths to live a respectful life. The programme was chaired by Kevilehou




“ All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from there they return again” Ecclesiastes 1:7


justice – social, economic and political to the people of India.” He highlighted that the main objective of the event was to create awareness about the existence of free legal services for justice to the weaker and marginalized sections of the society and to identify people who are in need of legal assistance. The programme was Deputy Commissioner of Mokokchung, Sushil Kumar Patel, chaired by PLV Talimoa. IAS (Center) along with the participants.

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Zumu president NASU, God’s blessing was invoked by Peraciezie BCK pastor Kevichalie Metha, keynote address was delivered by Kechangulie Kense and a special song was presented by Thejaneinuo Kiewhuo. The valedictory programme was graced by Kekhrie Yhome, former associate professor Nagaland and Delhi University.

We the bereaved family members are overwhelmed with your spontaneous love and support at the sudden demise of our beloved Late Mr. K. Renthungo Tsopoe on 10-11-2017. We offer our deepest gratitude to:1. Wokha Town Baptist Church 2. Doctors & nurses of Dr. Motsuo Memorial District Hospital, Wokha 3. Principal, faculty, staff & students, GHSS Wokha 4. Blue Hill Colony 5. Lothatsü Tsopoe 6. Wozhuro Range 7. Shaki Tsopoe Wopan. As we are constrained to thank each and everyone individually, we pray that the Almighty God bless you all abundantly. Loving wife, children, grandchildren, K-3823 brothers, sisters, in-laws and relatives


MOKOKCHUNG, NOV 19 (NPN): The Mokokchung District Legal Services & Authority (MDLSA) in collaboration with the district administration organised a cycle rally and walkathon on Saturday. The event was flagged off from Town Square by deputy commissioner of Mokokchung, Sushil Kumar Patel, IAS. Speaking at the concluding function at the Imkongmeren Sports Complex, judicial magistrate and MDLSA secretary, Phuleto Yeptho said that Legal Service Authorities Act, 1987 was enacted to achieve the objective of “equal justice and free legal aid as enshrined in Article 39(A) of the Constitution of India and to provide



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Born : 10-05-1941– Died : 10-11-2017 Through this column, we, the bereaved family members of Lt. Mejajemla Changkiri (Changki), tender our sincere and profound gratitude to individuals, churches, organizations, neighbours and friends from far and near who stood by us in every possible manner during the brief illness and at the demise of our beloved. Words are inadequate to express our heartfelt indebtedness to all the good deeds shown towards us, but it is our prayer that the Almighty God bless you all abundantly. Loving children, grandchildren, in-laws and family members

Acknowledgement We the family members of Late A. Erenpeni Odyuo (Phiro Village) would like to extend our sincere appreciation and gratitude to all individuals, churches, friends and well wishers for their prayer and help during the illness and till her last rites. We are unable to thank you all personally but it is our prayer that the Lord will abundantly bless you. Born : 22nd Jan. 1990, Died : 14th Nov. 2017



Loving family & relatives.

IN LOVING MEMORY A son, a brother, a husband, a father, an uncle and a friend

Always in our hearts.



25 years ago a light from our home was gone, a voice we loved was stilled, a place is vacant in our hearts, which will never be filled. You were ours for a little while but with Jesus forever. God left us your wonderful memories to get us through our tears. Loving family of Lt. Imtinochet Jamir





Blues down Mumbai City FC on ISL debut

Bengaluru FC’s Udanta Singh (blue jersey) and Mumbai FC player Gerson Fraga Vieira vie for the ball during ISL match in Bengaluru on Sunday. (PTI)

Bengaluru, Nov 19 (Agencies): Bengaluru FC beat Mumbai City FC 2-0 in their first ever Indian Super League match at the Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru on Sunday. Spanish winger Edu Garcia and skipper Sunil Chhetri scored for the home side.

The home side controlled the game from the very beginning and dominated the possession. They played free-flowing football started imposing threats for Mumbai City FC. Sunil Chhetri got the first major chance of the match to score in the 22nd

minute. Udanta ran down the right flank and fed Miku at the edge of the box. The striker curled a cross which reached Chhetri. The skipper attempted a volley which just went wide of the goal. The home team should have been up by at least one

Dhawan, Rahul lead India revival vs SL

India’s Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul cross for a run during Day 4 of the first cricket test math against Sri Lanka. (PTI)

Ko l k ata , N ov 1 9 (Agencies): Sri Lanka’s hopes of winning the first Test against India faded dramatically as openers Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul shared a partnership of 166 on day four in Kolkata. Having limited their hosts to just 172 in a match affected by rain and bad light, Sri Lanka secured a first-innings lead of 122 by reaching 294 all out on Sunday, thanks largely to Rangana Herath’s 67. However, Dhawan and Rahul counter-attacked effectively to wipe out the deficit and establish a handy lead. Dhawan fell agonising-

ly short of a century, caught behind for 94 aiming a wild heave at Dasun Shanaka, but Rahul remained unbeaten on 73 when poor light again forced an early close with India 171-1 and ahead by 49. They will now hope to apply pressure on the final day. All 10 Sri Lanka firstinnings wickets fell to seam bowling, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami returning 4-88 and 4-100 respectively as Umesh Yadav picked up the other two scalps. The tourists began the fourth day on 165-4 but were wobbling at 201-7 after losing Niroshan Dickwella

(35), Shanaka (0) and skipper Dinesh Chandimal (28) in the space of 10 deliveries - Shami striking twice either side of Bhuvneshwar’s third breakthrough. Yet Herath shared useful stands with Dilruwan Perera, who successfully reviewed an lbw decision despite initially walking off, and Suranga Lakmal to add handy runs to Sri Lanka’s total. The tone for India’s second innings was set by Rahul, who struck Lahiru Gamage for three fours in the second over. India were looking increasingly comfortable when a mighty six over longon from Dhawan moved them into the lead. However, Dhawan could not reach three figures. Needing six to bring up his hundred, he stepped out of his crease to drive Shanaka, but got a thin edge behind that was spotted by umpire Nigel Llong despite the bowler failing to join the appeal. Dhawan reviewed immediately, but to no avail. Brief Scores: India 172 & 171/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 94, KL Rahul 73*) lead Sri Lanka 294 (Rangana Herath 67, Angelo Mathews 52, Lahiru Thirimanne 51) by 49 runs

or two goals in the first half had their attackers been a little more clinical. The teams went into the break with the scoreline flashing 0-0 at the Kanteerava Stadium. In the second half, Bengaluru kept on pressing with Garcia and Udanta constantly creating chances from the flanks. Roca made a crucial change in the 64th minute by introducing Toni Dovale in place of midfielder Erik Paartalu. It proved to be a masterstroke as Bengaluru took the lead within two minutes. Amrinder Singh goofed up inside the box as he failed to judge the bounce and conceded a silly corner from an otherwise harmless move. From the resulting corner, Edu Garcia scored a stunning goal beating Amrinder at his near post. The Blues never lost their grip on the game and continued to dictate proceedings in the last half an hour. They looked hungry for a second goal while The Islanders lacked intent. The three points were secured in the final minutes

PAWA 25th tournament anniversary Phek, Nov 19 (NPN): The 25th tournament anniversary of Phek Area Wrestling Association (PAWA) is scheduled to be held on January 19 and 20, 2018 under the theme, “Verved Concord” at Phek town public ground. MLA Kuzholuzo (Azo) Nienu and Yitachu will grace the event as the chief guest and guest of honour respectively. The champion of the anniversary tournament will pocket Rs.1,00,000 with citation, while the first runner up, second runner up and fourth position holder will receive Rs.70,000, Rs.50,000 and Rs.30,000 respectively along with citations. The ground management of the tournament will be managed by the Phekmi Welfare Union Kohima (PWUK). In a separate statement, the souvenir committee has appealed all PAWA wrestlers who had won gold in free style wrestling (PAWA level to state level) in the past to submit a photocopy of certificate to the committee on or before December 2. The committee has also invited bonafide members to submit writeups based on wrestling. The same can be emailed to kezs@rediffmail.com on or before December 2.

of the game when captain Sunil Chhetri netted in the second goal taking advantage of a mix up between Mehrajuddin Wadoo and Amrinder Singh. Chhetri paid perfect tribute to his former club Mumbai City FC by not celebrating the winning goal. Earlier, FC Goa saw off a stirring fightback from Chennaiyin FC as they won 3-2 in their opening match of the fourth Indian Super League (ISL) in Chennai. Goals from Ferran Corominas Telechea (25th minute), Manuel Lanzarote Bruno (29th), Mandar Rao Desai (39th) exposed Chennaiyin’s weaknesses in their defensive structure in the first half. Down 0-3 at half-time, Chennayin came roaring back as Spanish Inigo Calderon’s free-kick was poorly handled by Goan custodian Laxmikant Kattiani in the 70th minute. Raphael Augusto converted a penalty 13 minutes later to give some nervous moments to Goa but the visiting outfit managed to seal a close win.

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World Youth Women’s Boxing C’ship off to colourful start

Contingents of various countries taking part in march past during the opening ceremony of AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championship in Guwahati on Sunday. (PTI)

GUWAHATI, Nov 19 (Agencies): The AIBA World Youth Women’s Boxing Championship got off to a colourful start at Md. Toyabullah Hockey Stadium, Bhetapara here with chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal declaring the championship open at a glittering ceremony on Sunday evening. The championship which saw participation from 30 countries will continue till November 26. Organised by Association of Internationale de Boxe Amateur (AIBA) popularly known as International Boxing Association, the champi-

onship is expected to focus its spotlight on talented young female boxers from around the world. Speaking on the occasion, chief minister Sonowal said that the AIBA World Youth Women’s Boxing Championship was yet another step of the efforts of the State government in making Guwahati a sports capital of country. He also said that State government was relentlessly trying to make Assam and more particularly Guwahati as an important destination of sports. He said Assam being a land where sports were loved and adored, this event would open up new

vistas for the game to gain popularity in the state. Expressing his gratitude to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for according top priority to sports and helping Assam in its bid to make the State an important sports destination, he said that his government was also working hard to create world class sports infrastructure in Guwahati and enabling the city to play host to several international events. He also reiterated his government’s commitment to creating ideal sports infrastructure throughout the state for promotion of sports in Assam.

Classic Club beat KPC to lift Challenger Cup

Classic Club Kohima and Kohima Press Club members along with referees before the match. (NP)


Kohima, Nov 19 (NPN): Classic Club Kohima (CCK) beat Kohima Press Club (KPC) 4-1 to win the 10th edition of Challenger Cup here at Kohima local ground on Sunday. In a very entertaining match, Kohima Press Club, amidst cheers and support from the spectator, scored the first goal of the match in the 3rd minute through Narain B. Sagar. The equalizer goal for Classic Club was scored by Alakuo in the 34th minute to finish off the first half at 1-1. After the lemon break, Classic Club, after making some changes in their lineup and replacing the aged players, started dominating the field and found the second goal through Mhale Sekhose. KPC players fought

hard to cut the deficit, however they failed to create any chances. On the other hand, a rejuvenated Classic Club extended the lead to two goals when Ruovizhalie found the net in the 45th minute. Four minutes later Ruovizhalie scored again to seal the match. In individual awards, Narain B. Sagar of KPC was named the title scorer

of the match. Tseituo Mere of Classic Club was named the best defender, H.K. Chishi (1) of KPC bagged the best goalkeeper, Neibu Sechü of KPC was named the best midfielder and president of Classic Club Neibu Sekhose was adjudged the player of the tournament. Ruovizhalie of Classic Club received the highest scorer award. All the individual

prize winner received certificates from the guest of honour Vizale Sale, pastor, CRC Merhulietsa. Meanwhile, Barak FC will take on New Market XI in the final match of Classic Cup at 1:30 p.m. on Monday (November 20). The final match will be graced by Rev. Fr. Neisalhou Carolus, Vicar General Diocese of Kohima as the chief guest.

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