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Nagaland Post

Vol XXIX No. 333

DIMAPUR, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019 Pages 12 ` 5.00

‘Don’t want to break alliance with BJP’

India beat B’desh to level T20 series

Iraqi forces kill four protestors




New era of peace has begun: Gov

Governor RN Ravi witnessing the live demonstration by local weavers at Wokha.

D I M A P U R , N OV 7 (NPN): Against the backdrop of early and expected solution to the Naga political issue, Nagaland governor R.N. Ravi expressed optimism that Nagas were at the cusp of history as a new dawn has begun for a new era of peace and prosperity. Ravi said this while addressing the Tokhu Emong

Prospects of imposing PR in Maha increases M U M BA I , N OV 7 (AGENCIES): Prospects of President’s rule being invoked in Maharashtra increased on Thursday with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena failing to break the deadlock on government formation, with the term of office of the previous assembly ending on 9 November. The two parties, who are partners in the National Democratic Alliance, should reach an agreement by the midnight of November 8 and the newly elected members of the legislative assembly (MLAs) have to meet before the deadline. (Cont’d on p-7)

Power outage in parts of Kohima

DIMAPUR, NOV 7 (NPN): Power department has informed all consumers in Chakhabama area, Lerie Colony and Southern Angami area there would be a total power shutdown from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 9. SDO Transmission Sub-Division Kohima stated that the shutdown was being necessitated since the department was taking up stringing of 33 kV Kohima Ringmains near 33/11 kV Lerie Sub-Station.

This is it!

“In our time, we were for two ‘Is’-independence and integration. Today they’re for two ‘Ps’-peace and package.” K Y M C

Mini Hornbill at Wokha town as special guest on Thursday, reports DIPR. Further, the governor who is also the centre’s Interlocutor for the Naga Peace Talks, invoked the spirit of ‘Senchumta’ which he said meant “reconciliation and coming together” that was appropriate and befitting to the situation. Ravi thus called on all to

overcome bitterness and past bad memories and instead come together in a spirit of forgive and forget, to create a new beginning for unity, prosperity, development and brotherhood. The gover nor also lauded Lotha Hoho and Lothas in general for supporting him in his modest endeavour to bring peace to the land even before he was

appointed as governor. Ravi expressed the hope that the Lotha community would continue to support him in the coming days. Ravi maintained that Nagas are inheritors of a rich culture and civilisation and encouraged the people to ensure that their rich culture did not fade with the onslaught of modernity, technology and lifestyle but to continue with performing and observing festivals which bind them together. Also speaking on the occasion and on behalf of the celebrants, Adviser S&T,IT and N & RE and chief host Mmhonlumo Kikon, assured of full support and cooperation with the governor in his endeavour to bring peace, unity and reconciliation among Nagas. Dressed in their beautiful and colourful traditional attires, thousands of people – both young and old – attended the festival. Words of greetings were also delivered by United Sangtam Likhum Punji and Ao Senden president. Highlights of the celebration included cultural presentations by Sumi and Assamese cultural troupes.

Amit Shah assures Sonowal on impact of Naga talks on Assam NEW DELHI, NOV 7 (PTI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday assured Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal that the Centre will take into consideration Assam and its people while signing any accord with the Naga rebel groups to end insurgency in Nagaland. Shah gave the assurance when Sonowal called on him here, a release issued by the Assam government said. The home minister had a lengthy discussion with the chief minister on the proposed Naga Accord. The talks on the decades old problem between the Centre’s interlocutor R N Ravi and insurgent groups like NSCN-IM are yet to end. During the discussions, the chief minister urged the home minister to take into consideration the interests of the people of Assam while going for any accord, the release said. Shah has assured Sonowal that nothing would be done that goes against the interests of the state and its people, the release said.

ACAUT stands behind PAC leaders; shocked at WC’s ‘personal attack’ D I M A P U R , N OV 7 (NPN): ACAUT Nagaland has expressed shock at the personal attack by the Working Committee(WC) of the 7-member NNPGs against Public Action Committee (PAC) convenor Vekhosayi Nyekha and co-convenor K. Ghokheto Chophy, who were credited with rendering “yeoman service” to contain the most pressing problem of the Naga public- unabated and multiple taxation at check gates in Dimapur. ACAUT chairman Tia Longchar and secretary Hetoi Chishi described the WC statement that the two PAC members and their children have treated the Naga freedom fighters with contempt as “uncalled for and a diversionary tactic from the real issue”. Rather ACAUT reminded that it was “an open secret” that most of the high ranking officials of various Naga political groups were living luxurious lifestyle ever since cease fire came into existence. ACAUT also posed a question on the government of India that when guns are given to card holders un-

der the Cease Fire Ground Rules, why were ration cards not sanctioned for the sustenance and survival of those in the designated camps? ACAUT said it was common knowledge that “under the very nose of surveillance agencies” various groups were collecting unabated taxation from all government employees. ACAUT affirmed that PAC members are representatives of different NGOs and apex tribe bodies and therefore, have the mandate of their respective tribes and organisations to collectively represent the voice of the people in the sustained outcry against unabated taxation. ACAUT reminded that as a follow up to the ‘Naga Concordant’, all the NPGs agreed in principle to the formation of a Naga national government through the Lenten Agreement of 2014. According to ACAUT, Naga public eagerly awaited this to happen and which would mean “One Government One Tax” but unfortunately, it did not materialise. AC AU T a l s o r e -

minded that the report High Power Committee was submitted to the state government in 2016 for implementation as part of modalities for solution to unabated taxation. The HPC was constituted with three members headed by Justice(Retd)H.K.Sema to probe and provide specific details and recommend ways to solve the issue by those responsible for taxations. It said when people were looking forward with hope and expectations, the responses should also be based on fair and just policies as the issue was out in the open. ACUAT said the God given opportunity to engage in dialogue should be utilised to discuss and transform Nagaland from a begging mentality to abundance and opportunities for the future generation. On Wednesday, the WC, NNPGs termed PACled drive against collection of money as “anti-solution and ill-motivated stratagem” and asked PAC convenor and co-convener to take full responsibility if NNPG rank and file face starvation.

Four-lane: CPO reiterates appeal Society can’t progress with gun culture, violence: Rio for expediting construction works DIMAPUR, NOV 7 (NPN): A little over a month after seeking clarification from National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) on the status four-lane road project between Dimapur and Kohima (NH29), the Chakhroma Public Organisation (CPO) has reiterated its appeal to the responsible authority/contractors to “go full throttle” with the construction works and not to take the public for granted. In a press release, CPO president Vichütuolie Mere and general secretary Mhiesisato Vüprü said that the organisation has received a letter from the GM NHIDCL Dimapur containing the following points: Package I (i.e from KM 123.840 to KM 138.775) was scheduled to be completed by 15/09/2019, but only 57.24% (Physi-

cal progress upto September 2019) is completed. Package II (i.e from KM 138.775 to 152.490) was scheduled to be completed by 02/08/2019, but only 70.70% of the total work is completed. Package III (Kohima District) (i.e from KM 152.490 to 166.700) was scheduled to be completed by 07/02/2020 but only 55.95% is completed. Since contract works were awarded on EPC mode, the letter stated that the contractors were, therefore, responsible for maintenance of existing road, accidents caused due to negligence, ensuring safety measures during constructions and to the users (commuters), maintaining road in traffic worthy conditions (pollutions). As proposed by the contractors according to revised work programme, the expected time of completion

was April 2020. Acknowledging the reply, CPO has thanked the general manager for the information though it took one month to reply. However, CPO said the commuters and the public could not see any improvement in the deteriorating condition of the road. “The recent more than a week long blockade of the road is an example,” it stated. Meanwhile, CPO has reaffirmed that either the authority or the contractors should not blame nature or give any excuses for the delay of the project, which was causing untold hardship and miseries to the people. It stated that they should have all necessary machineries and man power to meet and solve any exigency. “If they cannot do their job with efficacy, why stay on and earn the wrath of the people,” CPO maintained.

DIMAPUR, NOV 7 (NPN): Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio said a society cannot progress with gun culture and violence. He made this remark while speaking at the inaugural session of 19th Biennial General Conference of All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) at Zunheboto Government College, Zunheboto on Thursday. “We are fortunate that the Naga political issue concluded on October 31 on a positive note. This is the time to unite. Everybody has to unite, to take solution with positivity and build our future. And this will mostly depend on our youth, on our students,” he stated. Lamenting that Nagaland was a resource-deficient State, Rio however informed that the Act East Policy would open many doors for the people of Nagaland as the highway leading to South East Asia would have to go through

Neiphiu Rio and others after unveiling the monolith.

North East and Nagaland particularly. “A lot of opportunity will come but will we be able to avail that opportunity? he questioned and called upon the people not miss this opportunity, but to be prepared with knowledge and the right skills. Rio further encouraged the youth to take full advantage of the modern-day tools to pursue excellence

in inculcating innovation, creativity with perseverance and consistency. Claiming that the State government was concerned about welfare of students, the chief minister cited scholarships and ex-gratia for students as part of his government’s welfare measures. He added that the government was already in the process of revising the

scholarships. He also informed the government was contemplating to declare 2020-2021 as the “Year of Skill Empowerment” so that interested persons could be made skilful through training in all the districts with assured placements. Earlier, upon his arrival at the venue, the chief minister unveiled a monolith and unfurled ANCSU flag, before releasing a souvenir. Earlier, Naga Students Federation, Ninoto Awomi delivered the greetings message, while ANCSU president Katho P Awomi delivered the presidential address. The conference remark was delivered by convenor central organising committee, Ahito Achumi and a cultural presentation titled ‘Lejole’ was presented by Zunheboto Government College. Kros College Kohima and Dimapur Government College also enthralled the gatergin with special numbers. (More on p-2)

GPRN/NSCN messes closed down at Ahthibung NSCN (I-M) appeals to back Framework DIMAPUR, NOV 7 (NPN): Messes of GPRN/NSCN were closed in Ahthibung region on Thursday and all the cadres have been asked to move back to their camps. In a press note, Ahthibung region club stated that the drive was carried by the Assam Rifles, civil administration and Nagaland police following the CFMG directive that all messes or offices being used by cadres of various groups in Nagaland be closed. It stated that head GB Ahthibung along with GPRN/NSCN Kuki region chairman closed down the messes at Ahthibung town in presence of GBs and village authorities and government representatives including SDO (civil) Ahthibung, Ahthibung post commander and OC Ahthibung PS. The club stated that GBs and chairmen have been asked to inform the public not let their premises

One of the messes being locked at Ahthibung on Thursday.

be used for such uses by cadres of any factions. Altogether, 47 cadres GPRN/NSCN were asked to go back in their camps till final outcome, it stated. Meanwhile, the club stated that public authorities and locals have applauded the action and welcomed the government decision. It also stated that same kind of action would be carried out in Jalukie and Peren against other factions by the government authorities. Thursday’s

drive comes against the backdrop of CFMG/CFSB Chairman holding a series of meeting with the NSCN groups under ceasefire with the Government of India on October 29 and 30, 2019 at CFMG Office complex Kohima over the issue of NSCN groups running various “illegal unauthorised Offices under different names such as CAO, UT-I, UT-2, command centre etc.” In a letter to the MHA joint secretary (NE), the staff

officer for chairman CFSB/ CFMG, R Mere, stated that as per the discussions NSCN groups have conveyed that those alleged offices were mobile offices under the charge of “One Cadre” for reporting issues, coordinate and communicate the issues to their respective groups. “They also denied any such office of having being involved in any violations of the CFGRs,” it stated. However, as directed by CFMG/CFSB chairman, the letter stated that all the NSCN groups have agreed to close down any such mobile offices in all the districts of Nagaland with immediate effect in the light of the agreed ceasefire. Further, the letter mentioned that the NSCN(I-M) representatives “accepted the need not to break the Ceasefire and also gave a commitment not to react with violence to any violations.”

DIMAPUR, NOV 7 (NPN): When the Government of India was prepared to make the final agreement on the basis of Framework Agreement, NSCN (I-M) said all Nagas should also be equally prepared. NSCN (I-M) in a statement thus appealed with open heart and invited all “our brothers and sisters” in different groups to get on board the Framework Agreement and be a part of the final solution in the greater interests of the people and peace and progress in the land. It explained that following the commitment of government of India on the issues of Naga national flag and constitution and assurance to resolving them at the earliest, both parties had mutually agreed to go for final touch on the agreed competencies for conclusion. “We reiterate our stand that we have forgiven the

past mistakes of our brothers and sisters in different camps and that they should also forgive our past mistakes and be reconciled in the gracious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,” it added. Calling for peace and unity among all the Nagas, the organisation emphasised that unity for the historic tasks ahead was indispensable. And now was the time for the Nagas to unite so that together they could move forward to the new era, it added. According to NSCN (I-M), the Nagas had faced many bitter war situations where they were made to fight back against enemies of all hues in defence of their national future. Mentioning that the demon of war had terribly devastated Naga families, societies, homes, villages, towns and their country to a great extend, it added that the Nagas were,

in fact, “innocent victims” of a war that was born out of the aggressors’ brains. However, the group asserted that the good Lord heard the cries of the oppressed Naga people and answered their prayers, which touched the stony hearts of Indian leaders as both the Indian Army generals and political leaders finally admitted that the Indo-Naga problem was political, not military. The gracious Lord had opened the door of peace and negotiations for solution, it added. Consequently, NSCN (I-M) said it embarked upon political negotiations with GoI from 1997. And after a series of intensive negotiations, the two parties had ultimately signed the historic Framework Agreement on August 3, 2015 based on the recognised unique history of the Nagas, the statement added. K Y M C



Nagaland Post, Dimapur FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019

Sukhalu cautions against fake news in social media Stop gap solution not to be treated as final settlement: Azo

K. T. Sukhalu seen with others during the inaugural programme of the ANCSU conference in Zunheboto. (DIPR)

DIMAPUR: K.T. Sukhalu, IAS (retired), advisor, School Education while addressing the introductory session of the ongoing ANCSU conference in Zunheboto on November 7, cautioned the students to be careful on fake news spread through social media on the Naga peace process. According to DIPR report, Sukhalu said that during his days as a student’s leader they were not aware of the problems in every nook and corner but now everyone is well informed about the things going on and urged the student leaders to prioritize the academics of the college.

Talking on the current education system being practiced, he said that the foundation of Nagaland is nil and therefore when students reach college they find problem competing. He said that new challenges are coming ahead and expressed hope that a new landing will be favourable. Advisor maintained that the government job is saturated in the state with the highest number of government servants according to the ratio of the population and asked the students to be skilled through the 'Skill India' in order to take entrepreneurship rather than depending on 'salaried economy'.

While delivering the introductory note, Kuzoto Lohengrin, tribunal general, ANCSU dwelt upon the birth of ANCSU in 1979 as a platform to voice out the rights of the students community. President, All Sumi Students Union (SKK), Atokiho exhorted the students on the value of social change and urged all the students leader of different colleges to be the agent of change and uphold the apex student bodies. Earlier, programme started with an opening show presented by ZGC and was chaired by Benjong Longchar, VP ANCSU. Welcome speech was delivered by principal ZGC.

Kuzholuzo Azo Nienu addressing at the conference. (NP)

Azo Nienu: Kuzholuzo Azo Nienu, MLA, expressed confidence that “this” stop gap solution will not be a tool to legalize the nefarious activities or just another license to extortion, as in the past any agreement or ceasefire that was brought about had experienced all such activities. Addressing at the on-going All Nagaland College Students Union (ANCSU) biennial conference as cultural guest at Zunheboto, Azo said that, with a new dawn breaking for the Naga people the Nagas

6 students selected to represent state for science fair

A student explaining to the special guest and officials during state level sceince exhibition. (NP).

Correspondent KOHIMA, NOV 7 (NPN): Directorate of School Education, Kohima organized state level students science exhibition on the topic “science and technology for sustainable development” held at Rüzhükhrie Government Higher Secondary School Kohima with director of School Education, Wonthungo Tsopoe as special guest on

Thursday. Special guest in his address said that the weak performance of science and mathematics in the state was one of the biggest challenges for Education department. He lamented that many schools in the state are result oriented especially in matric result and made real learning the secondary. Director said students have potential to do better, however they needed

motivation. He challenged the teachers especially primary sections to motivate and inculcate students to make science and maths interesting to learn. Additional director Samagra, Limawabang Aier in his brief address said without science and technology no society would develop and advised the participating students to learn and contribute something beneficial for the society through

this programme. Deputy director DSE Limadangit Jamir who chaired the programme in his keynote address said the capacity of the earth for human and other life form is significantly diminishing, global warming and poverty was at rise and there was limited amount of resources on earth which are exploited everyday. He said learning to live sustainably and caring for the earth was need of the hour. Altogether six students were selected who were the winners during the state level science exhibition. In individual category, 1st prize was bagged by Lemei H Lakpan from Model Higher Secondary School Kohima and 2nd prize bagged by Mechi Imchen from Queen Mary HSS, Mokokchung. In group category, 1st prize was bagged by Subeno Murry and Chumreno Erui of Don Bosco HSS, Wokha and 2nd prize bagged by Lansingliu Gonmei and Kwazeu Meru from All Saints HSS, Peren. All the winners will represent the state during the Eastern India Science Fair, Kolkata to be held from January 14 to 18, 2020. Students from 9 nine districts participated at the science exhibition except Longleng and Tuensang districts.

Lecture on Gandhi Katha held at Raj Bhavan

(L-R) Dr. Shobhana Radhakrishna giving lecture on gandhi Katha at Raj Bhavan (NP) and Governor RN Ravo releasing Hindi album of N.K. Naga (NP)

Correspondent KOHIMA, NOV 7 (NPN): As part of the 150 birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a lecture “Gandhi Katha” was delivered by chief functionary, Gandhian Forum of Ethical Corporate Governance New Delhi, Dr. Shobhana Radhakrishna at durbar hall Raj Bhavan Kohima on November 6, organized by Raj Bhavan and department of Higher & Technical Education. Dr. Radhakrishna said that Mahatma GanK Y M C

dhi inspired people with a higher goal, a common purpose, identified latent talent, helped an ordinary individual to gain inner strength to participate in the non violent freedom movement and sacrifice their life in the service of the nation. She elaborated that the leadership traits of Gandhi showed ways to develop with higher ideals of truth, non violence and purity of means and transformed him as well as his followers. Dr. Radhakrishna said Gandhi had a sharp

intellect and cultivated the courage of conviction, rose above his considerations, worked selflessly and always vigilant to inspire people to rise to their potential as spiritual beings. She said Gandhi was spiritual and devoted person who prayed regularly and was inspired from the words from the Bible. She encouraged the students’ community to emulate all the good qualities possessed by Mahatma Gandhi and become a good leader. On the occasion, N.K.

Naga Hindi album “how’s the Josh” was released by the governor R.N. Ravi. Naga is the first Naga Hindi singer whose song has been played in the para military series, production film and shot, Mumbai, winner of the beat of heart, Geet Zindagi Ki North East, you tube artist and winner in other competition. Programme was led by Theyievino Whiso, opening remark delivered by commissioner and secretary T. Mhabemo Yanthan, special song on “Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram” presented by Hindi Diva Chumokedima, favourite songs of Gandhi “ when I survey the wondrous cross” and “lead, kindly light” were presented Japfü Christian college. Programme was attended by governor and chief minister Neiphiu Rio and their wives, ministers, legislators, govt. officials, students of Japfü Christian college, model college, Mt. Olive College and Nagaland University (NU) Meriema, state college teacher education and others.

believe and hope that the era of violence, killings, kidnappings, ransom, threat and intimidation, multiple taxation will come to an end however he said “it was like just the other way round”. He expressed positively that the stop gap solution or settlement that was brought about will not be treated as the final settlement. If there is going to be any political solution to the conflict at hand, Azo said then GoI has to change its perception of the Nagas and the Naga struggle. While stating that there has to be complete honour and respect in the dialogue itself, he added, that the honour and dignity of the Nagas as a people need to be recognised, respected and noted. While thanking GoI for recognising the unique History of the Nagas and keeping the flag and constitution issue under "Unresolved issues" which will be pursued under democratic and peaceful means, he said GoI also must remember that any stop gap solution which is on the pipeline cannot be taken or treated as the final settlement or solution. While trying to promote and upkeep the traditions, he advised the gathering not to forget the core values of honesty, hardwork, fear of God almighty, love and respect for one another which has been the true culture and traditions practised by forefathers. (Correspondent)

NPYC alleges discrepancies in IFB

DIMAPUR: Alleging discrepancies in the e-procurement Notice Invitation for Bids (IFB) by the urban development department dated October 18, 2019, the Nagaland Pradesh Youth Congress (NPYC) has and sought the intervention of the governor to check “such manipulative precedence” being set by urban development department. In a press release, NPYC president Vilhousielie Kenguruse and general secretary (admn) Limayangba questioned the urban development department on what guidelines the bidders were asked to quote their bids “as per/ above NPWD schedule of rate (SOR) 2016” and those quoted below the NPWD rate would not be accepted. Supporting the demand of Kohima district congress committee (KDCC for IFB cancellation, the NPYC has also urged the urban development department to immediately cancel the tender and implement as per the guideline of central vigilance commission (CVO clause II. Further, NPYC questioned the department as to what was the requirement for submitting tender fee when the entire tender process was done online. Also, expressing surprise that the tender fee had to be submitted in cash (non-refundable), the NPYC maintained that such act was tantamount to manipulation and corruption. Meanwhile, NPYC has appealed to all right thinking citizens to support in the larger interest and welfare of the society.

ATMA conducts training DIMAPUR: ATMA Dimapur, Dhansiripar block, conducted within district farmers training program on November 4 at Panchayat Hall, Bade village, for SHS’s under Sisterhood Network. A press release from ATMA, Dimapur, stated that resource persons for the training programme were ATM, Florence and ATM, Sutsunginla, who spoke on the topics “Package and practices in Pea” and “Package and practices in Chickpea(Gram)”. Detailed information about cultivation techniques of pea and chickpea right from land preparation till harvesting were imparted to the members. Furthermore, demonstration was also conducted for pea and gram, where preparation of soil, optimum depth of sowing the seed, recommended spacing and line sowing for uniform growth were displayed. A total of 23 SHG’s participated in the training program, which was followed by discussion and feedback session. Seeds of pea and gram were distributed to all participants.

news in Brief Chairman CoPU informs: Chairman of committee on public undertakings (CoPU) NLA, Dr. Neikiesalie Nicky Kire has convened a meeting of the committee for oral evidence with departmental representatives on November 13, 11 a.m at the committee room of the assembly secretariat. All members of the committee, AHoD, HoD and managing directors of respective departments/ corporations have been informed to attend the meeting positively with all required supporting documents for tendering evidence before the committee. SCD meeting: Sumi Council, Dimapur (SCD) has convened a meeting on November 9, 2 p.m at its office premises in Supply Colony, Dimapur. All office bearers, colony chairmen, GBs and executive members of DSC, DSTH and DSSU have been requested to attend the meeting positively. Administrator LTC informs: Administrator Longleng Town Council (LTC) has informed to all the educational institutions under Longleng that LTC will be organizing a painting competition for primary level and essay competition for high school & higher secondary level as part of the Angikaar Campaign under Pradhan Mantri Awaz Yojana under the theme “water conservation/harvesting” on November 9, 10 a.m at DC’s conference hall. All educational institutions have been requested to send 3 students for the primary level class 1 - 6 and 3 students for higher level class 8 – 12 to represent at the event. KMC administrator informs: Kohima Municipal Council (KMC)administor Kovi Meyase has notified all panchayats within KMC jurisdiction that with the approach of festive season and on the request of the deputy commissioner, Kohima, and in line with the KMC annual inter ward cleanliness competition, all the wards are to have post monsoon social work. All concern panchayat chairman have been requested to conduct social work in their respective ward on before November 25. KCCI informs: Kohima Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has informed all trading community whose shops are on the roadsides to give fresh coat of white or light ash grey paint to their shutters, latest by November 25, in view of the forthcoming annual Hornbill Night Carnival. All shops are to fix proper LED light bulbs and double shutters with two at each ends. Those shops whose shutters have been recently painted with the same paint will be exempted, but are advised to wash off the dust and dirt, prior to the given deadline. This appeal is made to promote business during the festive season as well as to usher in the Hornbill Night Carnival. One may approach the office at KCCI Tower, South Gate, Kohima local ground for any related queries. ANSTA Dimapur unit general meeting: All Nagaland School Teachers’ Association (ANSTA) Dimapur unit and RGTF Dimapur unit have convened general body meeting on November 9, 10 a.m at GHSS Dimapur. All the members have been informed to attend the meeting positively. Action will be initiated against absentees. SMCS Kohima platinum jubilee: Star multipurpose c-operative society (SMCS) Kohima will celebrate its platinum jubilee on November 9, 11 a.m at Northfield Kikha Kohima. CKS 25th anniversary: Christ King School (CKS) Kohima batch of 1994 will hold its 25th anniversary on November 9, 2 p.m at Phriebazhü, Medical College, Kohima. All the batch mates and well wishers have been requested to join the celebration without fail. Clarification: Apropos the news item “NPGN/NNC (N/A) reacts” published on November 7, page 2, the date should be read as May 31 and not as published.

BSG foundation day held in Kiphire Correspondent KIPHIRE, NOV 7 (NPN): Along with the rest of the country Nagaland Bharat Scouts and Guides Kiphire observed foundation day at GHSS campus Kiphire on November 7. District organizing commissioner (G) Kiphire, Imtinaro Longkumer highlighted on the foundation day and its significance. She thanked the Scouts

and Guides Kiphire towards Kiphire BSG for their cooperation in times of need. Participants were also sensitized on the plastic waste management by one of the scout master. The programme was initiated by asstt. organizing commissioner (S) Kiphire, Inato Sema. Earlier pledge on four R's on plastic were taken by the participants.

KSOK observes 30th raising day

Dr. Hotokhu Chishi addressing the gathering on Thursday evening at Hotel Japfü Kohima. (NP)

Correspondent KOHIMA, NOV 7 (NPN): Kohima Sümi Officers Küqhakulu (KSOK) observed its 30th raising day at Hotel Japfii on Thursday evening. Gracing the occasion as the guest speaker, additional director Health & Family Welfare Nagaland, Dr. Hotokhu Chishi spoke on the “identity of Sumi”. He challenged the Sümi of-

ficers to impart moral values to their children from home. He also shared the detailed present trends of Sumi officers in the state. He called upon the officers to teach moral values, discipline, work culture to the children to be useful and productive citizens in future. Earlier, KSOK president Er. Z. Tokishe Sema delivered presidential address.

Rev. Dr. Hokheto Chophy, pastor Sumi Baptist Church Kohima prayed for Sumi officers. The occasion also witnessed felicitation of the retired officers. Spring Voice enthralled the gathering with folk song. Programme was chaired by Vikiho Yeptho while vote of thanks was proposed by Er. Kahuli Sema. More than 60 members attended the programme. K Y M C


Nagaland Post, Dimapur FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019

Tokhü Emong festival celebrated across the state


Lotha Hoho Dimapur chairman, Etsungmomo Kikon flanked by office Moilan Khel celebrating Tokhü Emong festival at the Women folk presenting a cultural song during the occasion on Taro Bosti Karbianglong Assam. (NP) Thrusday. (NP) bearers in traditional attire delivering speech. (NP)

Elias T Lotha speaking as special invitee.

DIMAPUR: Tokhü Emong, the premier post harvest festival of the Lotha tribe was celebrated with great fervour and gaiety in different districts across the state on November 7. Dimapur state stadium: TokhüEmong was celebrated at State Stadium, Dimapur on Thursday where the community shared greetings and feasted together. The programme was organized by Lotha Hoho Dimapur. Significance of observing Tokhü Emong was highlighted by retd. joint general manager NST, C. Joseph Ovung. Lotha Hoho Dimapur chairman, Etsungmomo Kikon, who delivered the speech to welcome Tokhü Emong, recalled how the forefathers even before embracing Christianity celebrated the festival with thanksgiving remembering that there was “someone” who had blessed them. He also said that during those days, the festival was celebrated in a systematic way after the priest made announcement. In this regard, he called upon the gathering to celebrate the festival in the spirit of oneness and respecting the elders.

for a better future. ADC, Bhandari Tiameren Chang said that Tokhü Emong gives a good opportunity to reach out to one another to foster in a better relations to work together as friends and colleagues even though everyone is entrusted with different responsibilities. KLH Ziekezou: Kohima Lotha Hoho (KLH) Ziekezou Colony celebrated Tokhü at Medical College with much pomp and traditional gaiety. Festival was marked by folk song, modern Lotha song, tug of war, community feast etc.Tug of war was played between married men and colony youth male and also between married women and colony youth female.

Dr. Roland Lotha, former vice-chairman, Lotha Hoho Dimaur and class-I contractor, who hosted the feast, called upon the community to first disciplined among themselves in order to march forward. Lamenting that creation of various organizations in the society, have created division among the people, he called upon the Lothas to come together by leaving aside the past differences and join with the people of the state at this crucial juncture when everyone was longing for peace. “As a leader you have to take the blame when something goes wrong and give credit to those good things,” he said. He also called upon the leaders to retrospect and work for the people reminding them that a leader without thinking credit can do much for the society. On the occasion, a blessing prayer for the community was said by pastor Lotha Baptist Church Dimapur, Rev. Zanao Mozhui. Earlier, the first anthem of Lotha Hoho Dimapur was sung by students of Golden Crown Theological College, Nagarjan. The programme began with an

invocation by pastor Lotha AG Church, Dimapur, Rev. Thebemo Yanthan. Highlights of the celebration included welcome address by convenor of Tokhü Emong celebration, Thungchanthung Murry, cultural songs by Yeni Von, Yantala Cultural Troupe, Kyong Colony and Tokhü song by Meribeni Patton. Vote of thanks was delivered by Lotha Hoho Dimapur general secretary, W. Rainbow Ngullie. (Staff Reporter) Moilan Khel Wapay Taro Bosti: With must fervour and gaiety, the post harvest festival of the Lotha community was celebrated on November 7, organized by the Moilan Khel Wapay Taro Bosti Karbianglong Assam. In the celebration, a brief programme was also organized which was chaired by Thungso Humtsoe, invocation prayer was pronounced by T Yentaslo. Significance of the festival was shared by Yansathung Ovung wherein he expounded on how the festival was celebrated in the past years and the importance of it. Short sharing on the

Departmental meeting held in Changtongya

DIMAPUR: Sub-divisional departmental co-ordination forum meeting under Changtongya sub-division, was held under the chairmanship of Moakumzuk Tzudir SDO (C) at his office chamber on November 6. According to DIPR report, during the meeting Er. Wapang JE informed the house’s approval of road under PWD (R&B) Changtongya town, namely National Highway-SDO (C) office black toping and National Highway-Treasury office PCC for the year 2019-2020. Poll Q.: Is US president Donald Trump going to be reelected in 2020? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%


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Senior medical officer (SMO) community health center (CHC) Dr. Jungshi, said that the infrastructure development work has been approved for the year 2018-2020. New member Limasangba SDEO also highlighted on the development activity that has been implemented under SDEO Changtongya. Chairman informed all head of offices to remain in their respective place of posting and work for the development of the sub-division.

importance of the festival was also delivered by Terilo Tungoe who stated that it was the day of forgiveness, brotherhood and unity. She also pondered on the importance of traditional folk songs saying present generation has a wealth of musical options to explore when developing personal taste. However, she added that in the quest for the band or genre that will help shape identity, one tends to dismiss the centuries-old tradition that has impacted countless generations before. Furthermore, Tungoe said that folk music provides an outlet for individuals across boundaries of race, class and location to express their highest joys and deepest sorrows. Vote of thanks was delivered by Ramongo Ovung and Thungalo Ovung offered blessing for the festival feast. (Staff Reporter) Kohima Agri, Forest and Electrical Colonies: Lotha community of Agri, Forest and Electrical Colonies Kohima celebrated Tokhü Emong at the state capital. Addressing at the celebration, additional principal chief conservator of

Forests (territorial), department of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, M Mhonbemo Ngullie emphasized on the importance of preserving culture and identity to the younger generation. He also called upon the community to celebrate the festival in a true way of forgiveness and unity, while reminding the gathering to celebrate the festival with a positive approach. He further encouraged the young generation to promote the importance of mother tongue and preservation of culture and traditions. Ngullie asked the youths to uphold hard work and honesty that has been practiced by the forefathers. Director Urban Development A. Zanbemo Ngullie spoke on the significance of the festival impressed upon the community to strive for cooperation and coexist in peace and harmony to build positive contributions to the society. Cultural songs and competitions were presented to mark the celebration. (Correspondent) LUC: Lotha Union Chumoukedima (LUC) celebrated its 49th Tokhü Emong at Chümoukedima town council hall, with Elias

Women group presenting special Tokhü song on the occasion. (DIPR)

T Lotha transport commissioner as the special invitee and Dr Alex Kithan as the special guest. Programme started with prayer by N T Lotha senior associate pastor LBCC. Highlights of the programme were Tokhü song by cultural group Lotha Eloe Ekhung Chümoukedima, traditional dress show by Lotha Youth Organization Chümoukedima. Tug of war among the wards was won by police complex. Kushiabill & Darogajan villages: Lotha community Kushiabill & Darogajan villages celebrated Tokhü Emong at Mount Zion School, Kushiabill. K Ruby Humtsoe, chairman Lotha community Kushiabill de-

livered the welcome address and K Nzimongo Ngullie Rtd. commissioner & secretary, Nagaland narrated the significance of Tokhü Emong festival. Bhandari: In Bhandari sub division Tokhü Emong was celebrated after the departmental monthly coordination meeting at the conference hall of ADC, Bhandari on November 6. According to DIPR report, significance of Tokhü Emong, Tumben Tsanglao EAC, Champang stated that besides the many significance of Tokhü Emong, it was also a time for everyone to retrospect, renew and redirect one’s life for the progress of not only the individual but for all

FLRS and Foscoris workshop held in Kohima

DIMAPUR: One-day workshop on food licensing and registration system (FLRS) and Foscoris was held at conference hall, Directorate of Health & Family Welfare on November 7. A press release from NHM Nagaland stated that, Partha Das Mohapatra, deputy director FSSAI, North East Region,

Guwahati expressed his enthusiasm on the initiation from the state officials to commence the big step in introducing the online registration and licensing system in Nagaland. He added that with the induction of this online system in Nagaland, the whole country will be digitalized with one live portal and there will be a

common platform across the country. Dr. Akuo Sorhie, joint director and state program officer, food safety DHFW also mentioned that it was a historic moment for Nagaland state to join the rest of the country into one portal. She further added that, after the workshop, Nagaland will also start with the

online registration and licensing in a phase wise manner starting from the districts of Kohima, Mokokchung and Dimapur, as till date Nagaland is the only state which has not undertaken this process. Sendongkaba Jamir, asst. food safety commissioner, DH&FW expressed hope for fruitful workshop, while deliv-

ering vote of thanks. Designated officers, food safety present will be trained on, online food licensing and registration system (FLRS) and food safety compliance through regular inspection and sampling by Partha Das Mohapatra and Kaushik Kalita, IT manager FSSAI, North Eastern Rigion, Guwahati, Assam.

NVBDCP review meeting held in Longleng DIMAPUR: National vector borne disease control programme (NVBDCP) Longleng review meeting was held at CMO conference hall on November 7. A press release from CMO office Longleng district media officer Roseline stated that, Dr Marina Yaden district vector borne officer (DVBO) presented a power point wherein she gave detailed report status of the district. She gave a demographic profile of the district and block wise achievements. She also encouraged everyone to attend the review meeting without fail and appealed to the surveillance workers (SWs) to visit all the allotted villages at least once a month, to make sure all M1 report reaches DVBOs office by 25th of every month. She encouraged everyone so that in the future Longleng district would get the first certificate on malaria elimination in the state. DVBO further said that the SWs should increase surveillance and should quality blood slides. Dr Obangjungla chief medical officer (CMO) Longleng in her short speech also encouraged all the staff to be sincere in all their reports and to submit the reports on time. Earlier, programme was chaired by Nyumoi consultant, invocation prayer by PS Chong (SW), vote of thanks by T Ponge Phom MTS (Tamlu block). Meeting was attended by all the staff under NVBDCP (DVBO) Longleng. K Y M C


Torch rallies on the streets in Imphal on Thursday night. IMPHAL, Nov 7: In solidarity with COCOMI’s campaign, torch rallies were marched widely across the valley districts on Thursday night filling the sky with chants of “Long live Manipur”. On the other hand, mounting pressure to disclose the contents of the agreed points of the final round of Naga peace negotiation, Coordination Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) today announced cutting all communications with the state government. In response to COCOMI’s call , slogan chanting and torch rallies were held across the valley districts on Thursday night for the

second consecutive day. With the rallies also carried out in Imphal, police and security personnel had a hard time keeping vigilant of any unwanted incidents. Till the time of filling this report, there was no report of any untoward incident in rallies by womenfolk and youths starting from 7 pm. The torch rallies were carried out even as alert protests were continued widely during in the day. Meanwhile, intensifying its pressure to disclose the contents of the agreed points of the final round of Naga peace negotiation held on October 31, COCOMI on Thursday resolved to boycott the upcoming Manipur Sangai

Refugees stop blockade in Tripura


Bikram Manikya Deb Barman, Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council Chief Executive Member Radhacharan Debbarma met the refugees during the last few days and demanded resumptions of relief.


Through this column, the undersigned, on behalf of the GBs and the Village Council, wish to convey sincere gratitude to Shri Benjamin Yepthomi, President, BJYM, Nagaland of Thahekhu Village and his family for making a generous contribution of Rs, 10,000/- (ten thousand) towards the relief drive organized by the Village Council during the recent flood that devastated properties and rendered hundreds of residents helpless on 27th Oct. 2019 at Thahekhu Village Block 3, 4, 7 and 8. Acknowledging the contribution in thankfulness, we pray that the Almighty God would bless him and his family abundantly even in the days to come. (MUGHAVI CHISHI) Secretary


IMPHAL, Nov 7: Manipur has been cut off from the rest of the country so far as land routes are concerned. While normal movement of goods vehicles along the Imphal-Dimapur section is yet to be restored, plying of all kinds of vehicles along Imphal-Jiribam section of NH-37 has been suspended after a loaded truck was stuck on a wooden bailey bridge across the Makru River. The wooden planks of the bridge broke while the loaded truck was crossing the bridge. Authority manning the highway has removed the truck and repairing of damage wooden planks has already started. The normal vehicular movement on the bridge is likely to resume after the completion of repair of the bridge. The replacement of

broken wooden planks was in progress till the time of filing the report. Owing to the damage of the bridge, hundreds of vehicles coming from both sides of the highway remained stranded at several places, reports said. Mention may be made that due to the bad condition of the Imphal-Dimapur section of NH-2 in Nagaland where upgradation of the road to four-lane was in progress, NH-37 is being used to ferry essential commodities and petroleum into the state Meanwhile, reports said that around 150 Imphal-bound loaded trucks were being stranding along the NH-2 in Nagaland’s Josuma By-Pass since the last around one month. The trucks were stranded after the highway was badly damaged by landslide coupled with road construction work.


Even as by-pass road was being used as diversion road, heavy vehicles were not allowed to move. As such, the Imphal-bound vehicles remained stranded for the last around one month, according to All Manipur Road Transport Drivers’ and Motor Workers’ Union (AMRTDMWU). AMRTDMWU gen-

eral secretary Maimom Anil said that members of the union recently visited the site where Imphal-bound vehicles were stranded. The AMRTDMWU team along with members of Nagaland Surface Transport Eco and Environment have also distributed rice, dal and other essential to the drivers and truckers there.

Dear Chiku Jakha, As you celebrate your first birthday, may your years be filled with love, happiness, joy, abundance, and may the Almighty God be your constant guide. Have a Blessed Birthday my friend. From Linilo Wotsa Dimapur




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With immense pride and joy, we the Phuye Old Students' Union (POSU) would like to intend our heartful gratitude, honour and congratulate Dr. Kiyeto T Awomi son of Toqheho Awomi GB and Mrs. Hotoli T Awomi of Phuye Old Village on completion of Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Maharshra University of Health Science and Government Dental College and Hospital Mumbai. The Union thank the Almighty God for his successful result and once again we the Union wishes him a bright future endeavors. Vika Katty President (POSU) Regd. No. : JUDL-16/2019/660

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T.U.J. the 44th Foundation Day Celebration of the Tenyimi Union Jalukie will be held on the 16th of Nov 2019 at its Union Complex Jalukie. Therefore all the members are cordially invited to take part. SULONI SEMY President Tenyimi Union Jalukie DP-8217


Date : 28/10/19

I, Shri. Imkongsanen, S/o Tajungyanger, permanent resident of Merangkong Village, P.O. Tuli, District - Mokokchung Nagaland, do hereby solemnly affirm and declare on oath as follows : 1. That, I am a bonafide citizen of India belonging to Ao/Name Tribe of Nagaland. 2. That, I am permanent Employee of Artillery Regiment. 3. That in my field service record, my son Temjenlong Imsong name and his date of birth has been incorrectly entered as "Lipoktemjen Imsong" and "08-03-2010" respectively, whereas his correct name should be entered as "Temjenlong Imsong" and his correct date of birth should be entered as "06-032010" accordingly. 4. That this affidavit is sworn for the purpose of declaring the afore mentioned particulars in the said relevant documents and to use as piece of evidence. Deponent VERIFICATION : th Verified at Tuli on this 28 day of Oct, 2019 that the contents of the above said affidavit are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. Deponent First Class Magistrate Tuli : Nagaland DP-8205

No.101275 Constable NEIHU S/o Thepfuelhou ‘F’/ Coy 10th NAP Bn (IR) Zhadima, Nagaland. Sub: FINAL CALLING NOTICE No.101275 Constable Neihu, S/o Thepfuelhou, villageTeichuma, PO/PS- Kohima (North PS), Dist- Kohima is found absent from Government bonafide duty w.e.f 29/09/19. Whereas, 3 (Three) Calling Notices has been issued to you through concerned P.S but you failed to report back for duty. Whereas it is notified that last opportunity is given to No.101275 Constable Neihu to report back to undersigned within 7 (seven) days from the date of publication of this final calling notice, failing which you will be dismissed from service from the date of your absence and declare deserter without further notice. Commandant 10th NAP Bn (India Reserve) Zhadima, Nagaland DC-1595


With immense joy and pride, the Ayizhuqa Youth Organization Lazami (AYOL) would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Dr. Shokip (Nighalivi) Phucho for securing the post of Assistant Professor in Chemistry under Higher Education through NPSC (CESE) 2018. As you step into your new assignment the organization wishes and pray that the Almighty God bless you and grant you more success in your future endeavour. Katoni Kappo President (AYOL) Regd. No. 202/19

Esther Tsuipu General Secretary (AYOL) AFFIDAVIT

Dated : 07/11/19

I, Shri. S SHINGNYO KHIAMNIUGAN, age about 47 years, S/o Late SANGTSOI KHIAMNIUGAN, permanent resident of Yokao Village, Tuensang and presently residing at Supply Colony, Dimapur, Nagaland, do, hereby Solemnly affirm on oath and state as under :1. I state that my name has been correctly used as S SHINGNYO KHIAMNIUGAN in all my official documents, including my Service Book, PAN Card, AADHAAR Card etc however, in my High School Leaving Certificate Admit Card & Mark Sheet issued by NBSE my name has been inadvertently recorded as S. SHINGYO. 2. I state that SHINGNYO is my correct name and the initial letter 'S' before my name stands for the first letter of my father's name i.e, SANGTSOI KHIAMNIUGAN and I belong to 'KHIAMNIUGAN' Naga tribe as such both the names S SHINGNYO KHIAMNIUGAN AND S. SHINGYO stands for the same person and for my name alone. 3. I state that I am swearing in this affidavit to clarify and declare that both the above names are of my name alone and to the exclusion of any other. 4. I state that the statements given in paragraph Nos. 1 to 3 in this affidavit are all true and correct to my knowledge and nothing is false or incorrect. And, I sign this affidavit before the Notary Public in Dimapur on this the 07th day of November, 2019. Deponent Solemnly affirmed on oath and signed by the deponent before me in Dimapur on this the 07th day of November, 2019. Notary Public DP-8234

ALLOTMENT OF VARIOUS SHOPS (22 NOS) RANGAPAHAR MILITARY STATION DIMAPUR 1. Applications are invited for the allotment of various shops at Rangapahar Military Station. 2. The allotment of shops will be done 100% from the Cat-I and in case of unfilled vacancy, Cat-II or Cat -III shall be considered or in the order of priority as given below :(a) Cat -I. Defence Personnel. (i) War Widows/ widows of defence personnel killed while on duty. (ii) Disabled Soldier (iii) Ex-Servicemen (iv) Spouse/ Widows of ex servicemen (b) Cat -II. Govt Agencies and Civilians. (i) Govt Agencies, including public sector undertaking. (ii) Civilians whose spouse or dependents family members do not own any shop in Complex I Military Station/ Cantonment. (c) Cat -III. Civilians. Any other Cat. of civilians not included above. Note - Preference shall be given to those who hold past experience in having provided such services. 3. Period of allotment/ License. The right occupancy of every shop shall be 11 months with provision of extension upto 3 years, as per agreement and policy on the subject. 4. Interested parties should submitted complete filled application form alongwith certified copies of documents in the drop box kept at TCP No -1 and Station Headquarters Dimapur. 5. The application form, instructions including plinth area and type of shop is available at TCP No -1 & 2, Rangapahar Military Station, Spear Welfare Complex Rangapahar and Station Headquarters Dimapur. 6. Further clarification/ queries can be sought from Administrative Commandant, Station Headquarters Dimapur. 7. Last date of submission of application with complete documents is 15 days from publication of advertisement. DP-8200

AGARTALA, NOV 7 (IANS): The eight-day road blockade by the tribal refugees was lifted on Thursday after the appeal of a Group of Ministers (GoM), which promised to resume the food and relief supplies to over 35,000 tribal migrants, sheltered in northern Tripura for more than 22 years after they fled Mizoram. “The Reang tribal refugees have withdrawn their blockade of important highways in Kanchanpur, adjoining Mizoram,” Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma told IANS. Dev Varma, who led GoM to the refugee camps, said supply food and relief to the tribal refugees would be resumed refugees from Friday. “The refugees will have to return to their villages in Mizoram. The future of young generations will be spoiled if they stayed in the relief camps for years,” he said. The GoM, which included Tribal Welfare Minister Mevar Kumar Jamatia, Law and Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath, Social Welfare Minister Santana Chakma, Pratima Bhowmik and Rebati Tripura (both MPs), also held a meeting with the refugee leaders. Earlier, the state government deployed huge contingent of para-military and Tripura State Rifles in Panisagar and Kanchanpur sub-divisions, where over 35,000 Reang tribal refugees are sheltered in seven relief centres since October 1997 after they fled their villages in the wake of communal tension. The district administration, however, also promulgated section 144 of the CrPc to prohibit the gathering of people in the tension-ridden tribal dominated areas, 175 km north of Agartala. Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Panisagar Lalnunnemi Darlong and SDM Kanchanpur Abeda Nanda Baidya told IANS over phone that supplies to refugees were stopped on September 30. Senior tribal leaders Prem Kumar Reang (BJP), Jitendra Chowdhury (CPI-M), former Tripura Congress chief Pradyot

Festival from November 21. The apex body further announced cutting all communications with the state government while strongly condemning the Central and state governments for not fulfilling their demand. COCOMI coordinator Sunil Karam announced further announced intensification of the ongoing alert protest while addressing a press conference late this afternoon in Imphal. Karam reminded that COCOMI has been pressurizing the government to convene a special assembly session and adopt a resolution opposing any sort of ethnic based administrative arrangement in the state in the peace accord of


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GoI with the Naga rebel groups.. Karam announced that from Friday, COCOMI will start an alert protest by blocking one side of the road while chanting slogans against any move to distort Manipur. Left parties have also raised the demand to convene a special session of the state Assembly and take a fresh resolution to safeguard the territorial integrity of Manipur. A joint statement of the four left parties – CPI, CPI (M) AIFB and RSP – stated that they have decided to pressurize the state government to convene the special session of the Assembly after a threadbare discussion on the prevailing unrest situation in the state. The parties further demanded that the fresh resolution adopted by the Assembly must be sent to both the houses of Parliament so that the matter can be highlighted to both the houses during the sessions commencing from November 18. The left parties further decided to press the Central government to immediately invite stakeholders including state governments, political parties and CSOs of Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to discuss the proposed peace accord before finalisation.

Poor highways affect transportation to Manipur


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‘Don’t want to break alliance with BJP’

Mumbai, Nov 7 (PTI): Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Thursday that he does not intend to end the alliance with the BJP but only wants implementation of what was agreed upon between the two parties before the Lok Sabha polls. Significantly, after the Sena MLAs authorised him to take “final decision” on government formation in Maharashtra at a meeting at his residence `Matoshree’, all the legislators were shifted to a nearby hotel in suburban Bandra. The move indicated that the party feared attempts to poach its legislators amid the ongoing tussle with the BJP. “It is necessary for all the MLAs to be together in the prevailing situation. Whatever decision Uddhavji takes will be binding on all of us,” Sena MLA Sunil Prabhu said after the meeting. During the meeting that lasted for more than an hour, the legislators reiterated that the formula of “equal sharing of posts and responsibilities”

Uddhav Thackeray agreed upon before the Lok Sabha polls should be implemented. The Sena appeared firm on its demand that the chief minister’s post should be shared by the two allies for two- and-ahalf years each. “Sena MLAs passed a resolution authorising Uddhavji to take a final decision regarding government formation,” MLA Shambhuraje Desai told reporters. Abdul Sattar, another Sena MLA, said, “The next chief minister will be from the Shiv Sena.” Another legislator, on condition of anonymity, said Thackeray was “hurt” by the ongoing developments in the state. “He feels the issues

could have been resolved by sitting across the table. This did not happen. Instead, what was decided was denied. Uddhavji said he did not want to break the alliance with the BJP. He only expects that what was decided be implemented,” the MLA said. “He told us to wait and watch,” the MLA added. After the meeting, the Sena MLAs shifted to Rangsharda Hotel in Bandra. The Shiv Sena has been claiming that the two parties decided in February, before the Lok Sabha polls, that there will be equal sharing of posts in the state. But the BJP has ruled out sharing the chief minister’s post with its ally. Maharashtra is witnessing an impasse over gover nment formation since the poll results on October 24, though the the saffron alliance won 161 seats, easily crossing the majority-mark of 145 in the 288-member House. The BJP won 105 seats, Shiv Sena 56, NCP 54 and the Congress 44

Gadkari confirms ‘not returning’ to state politics Nagpur, Nov 7 (IANS): Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has ruled out any possibility of his returning to state politics and said the political impasse in Maharashtra would be soon resolved, here on Thursday. “I am in Delhi... There is no question of my returning to state politics. The political crisis in the state will be resolved soon,” Gadkari said, ending all speculation of his being a contender for the post of a consensus Chief Minister to defuse the state political deadlock over government formation. Endorsing Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Gadkari said that all efforts are being made to ensure a government under his leadership in alliance with the Shiv Sena. A day after stoking the political fires over his possible role in the state and a meeting with Congress leader Ahmed Patel, the Union Minister is currently in Nagpur to meet Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat. In Mumbai, state minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said that Gadkari would not return to state politics and said the new government would be formed under Fadnavis’ stewardship.

Passports needed for Kartarpur, will go by MoU: India the bilateral MoU inked between the two sides on the Kartarpur corridor. “As of today, there is a bilateral document which has been signed between the two sides, which very clearly specifies the documents needed to undertake the visit,” he said. On Thursday, Pakistan Director General of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted, saying that Indian Sikh pilgrims would require a passport to visit the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara. On November 1, Prime Minister Imran Khan had tweeted that no passport would be needed for identifi-

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS): Amid conflicting messages emanating from Pakistan ahead of the Kartarpur inauguration, India on Thursday said that pilgrims going from India would have to carry their passports to use the crossborder corridor to reach the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, addressing a briefing here, said that despite the corridor slated to be inaugurated on Saturday “a sense of confusion continues”, in the wake of the latest tweet by Pakistan military’s media wing. Kumar said the Indian government would go by

cation and prior registration for the visitors, leading to numerous questions from Indian pilgrims. The Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Narowal district of Pakistan’s Punjab province is located 4.5 km from the Indian border. The shrine will be accessible to Indian pilgrims throughout the year via the corridor. The MEA spokesperson said any amendment to the MoU “cannot be done unilaterally, it requires consent of both parties”. “So for the time being

we are going by the requirements as stipulated in the MoU,” he said. He said that those undertaking the journey on November 9 and later “will have to go by what is contained in the MoU, till it is revised or amended to include other provisions requested or proposed by the Pakistani side”. Asked if Pakistan has confirmed the list of the 550 delegates to use the corridor on November 9, he said that so far Pakistan has not got back on the list.


States competing to attract investments: Modi Dharamsala, Nov 7 (IANS): Every state in the country is competing to attract business and investment, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday in his rebuttal of the continuous harping by the opposition that the economic situation has been bad. “Earlier, investors’ summit like these used to happen in just few cities in the country. The situation has changed today. Every state today is competing to attract business and investment,” donning Himachali cap Modi told a galaxy of business delegates and investors, comprising foreign nationals at Himachal Pradesh’s first two-day Global Investor Summit here. In his over half-an-hour speech in Hindi, the Prime Minister said “a positive competition could be seen among the states”. “The governments

Narendra Modi are taking initiatives and are removing unimportant mechanisms. The rise in this competition will help our industry grow better at the global level,” he said. Hailing Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur for bringing policies to attract investments, Modi said the massive jump in easeof-doing ranking for India isn’t just a statistical change but a revolution in the way business is done in India. “It is a major revolution for industry in India. It means our government is taking

decisions that have helped the industrial grassroots mechanism get better.” “We are adding new layers annually, making it more flexible and better.” Asking Himachal to take a leaf from another mountainous state Sikkim in exploring organic farming, whose Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang was those sharing the dais, the Prime Minister said there is probably no company in the pharmacy industry that doesn’t produce its medicines in Himachal already. Eyeing a lot of opportunities in Himachal and a lot remains untapped even today, Modi said, “We need to think how unique properties of every district need to be explored and presented to the globe.” “Today, tourism is being promoted as a package in India. From nature, adventure, spiritual, medical or

eco, all types of tourism are being given equal weightage. Himachal is full of opportunities and potential,” Modi, who proudly says Himachal is his second home, said. “I am not a guest in Himachal Pradesh, I am a Himachali. I am the host of this summit.” He said the public infrastructure fund of Rs 5 lakh crore would be used in the next five years and this would also benefit Himachal Pradesh. “Himachal is fulfilling every requirement for business. It delivers peace and a society that accepts diversity,” he said, indirectly hinting the entrepreneurs to invest in the state. National and international business delegates arrived at Dharamsala on Wednesday for the summit that will see participating of Union Ministers Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari and Piyush Goyal along with other industry and foreign investors.



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“For from him and through him and to him are all things to him be the glory forever ! Amen” Romans 11: 36 We the bereaved family members of Late Sobounuo Liezietsu, would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and sincere appreciation to all the Churches, association, neighbours, friends and families who stood and supported us in prayer, physically, financially during the time of his illness till his demise on 4th November 2019. Beloved wife, children, grandchildren and relatives. K-3037



In Remembrance




Lt. W. Renstamo Ovung 8th November 2015

The pain of losing you is immeasurable we are nobody to question on God's will. Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure; you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.



Loving, Wife, Children, In-laws & Grandchildren

“Sadly missed along life’s way, Quietly remembered everyday. No longer in our lives is to share, but in our hearts, You are always there.” K-3041

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Banks under attack


raudsters succeed in cheating people because there will always be gullible prey willing to throw caution to the winds for the sake of money. In India, as per the latest Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data, an unprecedented 6,801 frauds, totalling Rs 71,500 crore, were detected in FY19. That amounts to a 15% rise in volume and 80% climb in value from 2018. The report about unsuspecting or even willing prey in Dimapur who literally “sold /auctioned” their bank accounts to conmen with promise of getting Rs.15,000 credited into their accounts. After the Personal Identify Number (PIN) in the debit card was generated through the registered mobile number provided in the bank application form, the conmen then destroyed the SIM card. It is not known whether the conmen, reportedly from north India and mostly from New Delhi, posed as bank officials or as agents of some companies etc. Police FIR files at Bank of Baroda, Dimapur branch indicated that over 80% of fraud accounts were opened by local housewives and the amount deposited in all accounts was Rs 15,000 each. The conmen used the bank accounts opened in Dimapur, for receiving money from other victims who deposited huge sums to earn money through various attractive schemes including commission for getting job placements. Once money has been deposited into the accounts, the conmen siphon the money and then freeze the accounts. The scam came to light when FIRs were filed by other victims who were defrauded of huge sums of money by the conmen. Police investigation will nevertheless, require questioning of those who had sold their bank accounts to the yet unidentified fraudsters. Bank frauds have become a major threat to the financial institutions especially after the advent of online and internet banking. Among the most common modus operandi of the fraudsters, is dial any mobile number to warn the person that his or her credit/debit card has been blocked due to some technical problem. Claiming to be officials of a particular bank, the caller/fraudster would ask for confirmation of the card and PIN number to un-block the card. Once the PIN number is given, the fraudster(s) would empty the account and transfer the money to another account. Even after continuous warnings by banks through the media, there are still many gullible victims waiting to be fleeced. The advent of internet and online banking has also increased cyber crimes such as phishing, credit cart frauds, creation of Trojan viruses for distribution to websites and emails in order to obtain the desired personal bank and financial information. There are also some who have ingeniously launched ‘Salami attacks’ or inserting a programme into a bank’s server in order to deduct an insignificant amount such as Rs.5 from the bank accounts of customers every month. Another common online banking fraud is phishing by which a bogus website is created to direct the user to update personal information such as credit cards, passwords, Aadhar and PAN cards. These would then be used to siphon money from the accounts. In order to combat rising cyber crimes, the government of India has passed the Information Technology Act, 2000 (also known as ITA-2000, or the IT Act) is an Act of the Indian Parliament (No 21 of 2000) notified on October 17, 2000. However, laws cannot protect but punish and therefore, people should be aware and vigilant to prevent frauds.

DailyDevotion The Undetected Sacredness of Circumstances We know that all things work together for good to those who love God… —Romans 8:28 The circumstances of a saint’s life are ordained of God. In the life of a saint there is no such thing as chance. God by His providence brings you into circumstances that you can’t understand at all, but the Spirit of God understands. God brings you to places, among people, and into certain conditions to accomplish a definite purpose through the intercession of the Spirit in you. Never put yourself in front of your circumstances and say, “I’m going to be my own providence here; I will watch this closely, or protect myself from that.” All your circumstances are in the hand of God, and therefore you don’t ever have to think they are unnatural or unique. Your part in intercessory prayer is not to agonize over how to intercede, but to use the everyday circumstances and people God puts around you by His providence to bring them before His throne, and to allow the Spirit in you the opportunity to intercede for them. In this way God is going to touch the whole world with His saints. Am I making the Holy Spirit’s work difficult by being vague and unsure, or by trying to do His work for Him? I must do the human side of intercession— utilizing the circumstances in which I find myself and the people who surround me. I must keep my conscious life as a sacred place for the Holy Spirit. Then as I lift different ones to God through prayer, the Holy Spirit intercedes for them. Your intercessions can never be mine, and my intercessions can never be yours, “…but the Spirit Himself makes intercession” in each of our lives (Romans 8:26). And without that intercession, the lives of others would be left in poverty and in ruin.


When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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Worrying distanomics: Has India factored CPEC into RCEP?


s the 16 nations in Asia are marching towards closure on Regional Comprehensive Economic Par tnership (RCEP) discussions in Bangkok, it will be a major step if India signs up to the deal. But there are questions, and a raging controversy back home in India about the pros and cons of the agreement in its present form. One glaring factor that has been missing in all debates so far is any assessment of the “distanomics” in India China trade. Critical insights emerge when we study India China trade by using the lens of distanomics, defined by the authors, as the “impact of distances on the economics of production and transport, for exports”. This article therefore seeks to evaluate the economic impact of the distances as enabled by the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on China’’s exports to India, in a post-RCEP world. It is well known that India has been at the receiving end of opening its markets in FTAs and has lost in the trade deficit battle with China and ASEAN countries. Its current trade deficit with China is about $55 billion while with total RCEP countries it is about $105 Bn. It is also well known that the relationship


between India and China has both an economic angle as well as the strategic angle. India has a long-running border dispute with China, and recently China has increased its meddling into Indian Kashmir via CPEC and openly siding with Pakistan in the UN. Therefore, as India readies to sign the RCEP, an important question arises? How will India deal with exports coming from Chinese hinterlands via CPEC? As part of the CPEC, China is building a cargo and rail line from Lanzhou, through Xinjiang to Gwadar port. A part of this service, which is the Gwadar port, has opened for commercial operations in October 2019. C h i n a d e s p e r a t e ly wants to make its commercial investments into Gwardar successful and it can achieve these goals by exporting to West Asia, Africa, and to the Indian western hemisphere from Lanzhou/ Xinjiang via Gwadar. The Belt Road Initiative (BRI) central corridor from Lanzhou will connect to the Southern CPEC corridor in Kashgar. We believe that for China to make economical products, it will have to migrate more and more manufacturing inside, and utilize CPEC to export to India and other countries via Gwadar. Therefore, it is

important to note that one cardinal reason for China to launch the BRI initiative is to shift its manufacturing base from port cities to more internal cities where the cost and availability of labour are still attractive. BRI will allow it to reduce the cost of transport to Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India. The Chinese model of investments is driven by front-loading the infrastructure, and fixed costs and later to find markets to dump the products so that they can utilize labor and capital. As they simultaneously migrate the manufacturing to central and western China, open trade routes to India via CPEC, what is India doing to counter it? This conversion of interior areas as export hubs is an important part of Chinese strategy and CPEC demand will play a critical role in it. Given India’’s opposition to RCEP, has India factored this question? Currently, it takes about 12 to 25 days for shipping time (excluding port time) from China to India. The quickest being Shenzhen to Chennai about 12 days vs the longest being Dalian to Mumbai at about 25 days of travel in the sea. This number will reduce to less than 3 days for shipping between Gwadar to Mumbai. The distance from

Kashgar in China to Gwadar is shorter than travelling from Kashgar to Western sea-ports of China. Kashgar to Shenzhen is about 5500 Kms, while Kashgar to Gwadar is about 2500 KM. Given this changed shipping dynamics, India will be a major destination of exports from China via Gwadar as it will make a lot more economic sense. It will combine a trifecta of strategic objectives for China - Cheaper labour, moving production to inland, economically fulfilling the CPEC objectives, and strengthening China’’s Pakistan economic linkage at the cost of India. The current export from China to India is about $85 Bn. If a part of this shifts to Gwadar, it will create an asymmetric challenge to India as the India exports to China may continue to remain expensive as most of the consumption market in China is on its Western Border which is Shanghai and sea cities, while China to India exports will become further cheaper, easily transportable. This double whammy of production (lower production costs in the interiors) and geographic transport shift (lower transport and freight costs, quicker delivery) will mean that India will never become costcompetitive with China in

Growing the Indian economy would need bold reforms

efore returning to New Delhi recently after attending the annual IMF-World fall meeting, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman provided an upbeat perspective on the Indian economy. She asserted that its fundamentals are strong and attributed the majority of the problems ailing the Indian economy to a global slowdown. In the same time period, the World Bank announced that India had jumped 14 spots from 77th to 63rd on its Ease of Doing Business ranking. Together, these indicators might suggest that it should be plain sailing for strong growth of the Indian economy going forward. That’’s not exactly the case. Growth will be more difficult than these pronouncements make it appear. Economists, both Indian and international, have pointed out that the nearly $3 trillion economy faces a number of problems. For example, the Reserve Bank of India and the International Monetary Fund, among other domestic and international groups, have cut the country’’s growth projections -- in part due to the decline in global growth but also because of other internal factors. There is no doubt that much of the progress that was made in the Indian economy during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’’s first term is due to reforms and new initiatives. It is also unquestionable that additional reforms and corrective actions will be required to move the economy forward. The results-producing economic reforms during the first term focused primarily on business and domestic welfare. On the welfare front, cooking gas connections for millions, assistance to farmers, and government-funded health care made a difference for citizens and at the ballot box for Modi. On the business side of the ledger, changes to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, the Make in India campaign, and special incentives bolstered investor confidence and attracted a large amount of direct foreign investment. Not all of the economic reforms produced the desired results. There is a general consensus among economists today that two of the biggest economic initiatives, the demonetization and the introduction of the nationwide Goods and Services Tax (GST), have not had the desired effects. Demonetization, which removed nearly 86 per cent of the

existing banknotes worth $210 billion from circulation, was initially seen as an audacious move to curtail the country’’s shadow economy. But the cash shortage badly impacted several sectors, including manufacturing and agriculture. The job market was also affected, with an estimated loss of 1.5 million jobs, according to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy. This contributed, to India’’s GDP growth rate at the macro level falling under 7 per cent for the first time since 2011. The GST, which was introduced in the summer of 2017, replacing the existing taxes collected by the central and state governments, was seen as a necessary move to reform India’’s tax regime. However, after an uneven rollout that resulted in a lot of confusion, GST has still not been fully embraced by small businesses and industries. In addition to the unintended consequences of these initiatives, a third internal factor that has contributed to the less than satisfactory growth of the Indian economy over the past five quarters was a slowdown in reforms. It was widely reported that in the run-up to the general election, the government more or less stopped the reform process altogether. As a result of all these factors and others, the Indian economy today is definitely sluggish. Consumption has slowed down three quarters in a row. The automotive industry, one of the fastest growing sectors for several years, has shrunk significantly in the past year. There have been poor performances in several other important sectors such as banking, manufacturing and real estate as well. The IMF projects India to grow at 6.1 per cent this fiscal year. The Center for Monitoring Indian Economy makes an even lower prediction. It expects the economy to grow at 5.9 per cent, “the slowest growth in the last seven years.” What is required to get the India economy to turn the corner and change the current narrative that it is stuttering? First and foremost, the Modi administration should recommit itself to and accelerate the economic reforms process. In this regard, Simeon Djankov, Director of Development Economics at the World Bank, said that to continue to improve on its ease of doing


exports. Also, Pakistan may take the reverse advantage of truck movements from its borders to export to China and thus further reducing the overall transport cost to them at the expense of India. RCEP + CPEC is a potent combination for China where it can strategically continue to keep its export engine running, reduce travel time between India and China significantly, achieve economies of scale in Xinjiang and other provinces, with transportation hubs at Gwadar and Kashgar and make Gwadar economically viable for Pakistan. India will be significantly disadvantaged as it will continue to export, ship to Chinese consumption hubs in Shanghai etc. Post RCEP and CPEC, India will not be competing with China but will compete directly with the hinterlands of China like Xinjiang province where the cost of labor is low. The asymmetric travel time advantage will solidify the Chinese hold on the Indian market. Indian manufacturers will find it very difficult to beat the scale that China will bring in via Xinjiang. So, what can India do to counter this googly of distanomics that is arising due to the CPEC? India cannot take baby steps towards RCEP. If it signs RCEP,

it needs to ensure a high level of border trade between India and China, and maximize the use of routes via Leh, Uttarakhand, Arunachal, and Nepal to ensure that we can gain from this. Else we will be significantly disadvantaged. Thus, a counter to the distanomics of CPEC can only be achieved via the distanomics of border trade from India. To obtain this, we need peace on the India China border. Therefore, it may not be out of place to recommend that India should join the RCEP only after successful resolution of border disputes with China. Before signing the RCEP, India should be ready to grow its border trade with China via trucks thus forcing a twoway trade equation. Devoid of this opening of border trade with China, we are going to get further trapped into a challenge. The question then becomes can India hold out and not sign the RCEP till border resolution with China? And, are the advantages of RCEP so important to China that it would sit down with India and resolve the border issues? If so, then we have a game changer. Otherwise the distanomics of the CPEC combined with RCEP will be devastating for India. (IANS) Robinder Nath Sachdev

My understanding of PAC

t is shocking to read the statement issued by WC, NNPG’s against the PAC, NCD. It is more shocking to even note that the Convenor and co-convenor have been particularly targeted individually. As far as I remember, the PAC have undertaken “operation check gate” to fight illegal collection of money. And this drive have instilled confidence on public that all is not lost and there are leaders to fight social evils to make our society a better place to live in ! It is very unfortunate that the WC, NNPG’s have openly come out to state that the activities taken by PAC have tightened the screws against them, cutting off day-today supply line that threatened the survival of the cadres ! If they really mean what they have stated, all illegal collection going on is under their patronage, which I don’t think they will agree to ! The PAC have taken the job the state government should do ! It was the failure of the state machinery that necessitated the NCD to form this Committee to tackle the rampant illegal collection of money! I don’t think the PAC leaders have taken this responsibility as they have no other job to do ! It is crystal clear that the involvement of all the Tribal Hohos in the operation check gate was not done with ulterior motives but to root out unwanted, illegal collection going on in the check gates . The public is grateful to the PAC, that exposed the ills of state government departments such as DMC, Veterinary, Forest, Geology &Mining, etc and the District administration have started looking into these matters . I as a regular subscriber and reader of 3 local dailies (NP, MEx and EM) have taken the pain to

review the PAC statements and press releases and found not one where the PAC have prohibited legal tax collection by national workers of any group! The PAC which represents the public have every right to prohibit any group if it is illegally collecting money! There is no reason or sanity to allow/permit the underground groups to collect any illegal amount of money on any item just because they are national workers ! However, if the national workers assume they have the authority to do so they are totally wrong. The public/stake holders for whom the fight is going on cannot be treated as slaves. We have crossed the period of slavery to modernity. What are the national workers if the public is not in their favour? The WC should seriously ponder on this. The turn of events such as this statement at this present juncture can be interpreted differently. The WC have not raised this issue when PAC was conducting the checks, nor was it raised immediately after the operation either. Months have passed and peace talks date of 31st October for two groups to come on board achieved ...... than what ? What do the WC mean ? Are they unable to stand the pressure of “old habits die hard” or have they taken the public to ransom to let GoI speed up the deal of economic packages ! It is up to the reader to conclude but I for one condemn WC for the unreasonable statement of lowering Naga issue of survival to the level of a committee and seriously pity the level of wisdom they possess. God grant us wisdom and understanding. Let peace and justice reign. Viketo, Dimapur, (

business ratings, India will need a “Â…fresh set of reforms.” It appears that India has begun to relaunch the reforms process. In September, Finance Minister Sitharaman cut the corporate tax on profit from 30 per cent to 22 per cent, which was universally welcomed by businesses and investors in the country. Now, similar bold reforms are required in multiple areas in a sustained manner, including deregulation of sectors such as energy and increasing foreign investment caps in areas such as insurance, retail and defence. Another key requirement for growing the economy is modernizing the country’’s infrastructure. Roads and railroads in India, except in some pockets, require major upgrades. Recently, Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced that the country will spend about $1.4 trillion on infrastructure development over the next five years. Taken together, both the corporate tax cut and the announcement of $1.4 trillion spending on infrastructure signal, that the government is serious about reforms. The government has also announced several stimulus measures. Additionally, the Reserve Bank of India has slashed the repurchase rate nearly half a dozen times this year. There is much underway. But India is a huge economy and there is much that will need to be done in order to continue to move the needle dramatically over time. The current quarter, which began in October, is pivotal. If the corporate tax cut and the stimulus measures have an impact, it will be reflected in the quarterly numbers, which will be available early next year. One hopes those numbers will be headed in the right direction. If they are, then progress will have to be sustained. If they are not, adjustments will have to be made. State Bank of India Chairman Rajnish Kumar, who accompanied Finance Minister Sitharaman as part of the Indian Sir, delegation to the World Bank and With so many activities coming up during the winter months IMF meeting, stated that Indian here in Dimapur, it would be relevant for the concerned citizens to economy is in “transition” and keep their locality neat and clean. After the festivity and celebrations opined that he thought India of any occasion, one must remember to keep the venue clean and all was “Â…at the bottom as far as trash cleared. Enough has been said and written about cleanliness growth is concerned.” By stay- etc but unless each one of us does our part in keeping the environing the course and updating the ment clean, there can be no tangible result. There are already signs reform playbook that it had in its of garbage accumulating in various places and people seem to have first term the Modi administra- forgotten all that talk about clean India. No matter how hard the tion can prove his assessment to civic authority works to keep the city clean there seems to be no satisfactory result and this occurs due to negligence on the part of be correct. (IANS) the public. Let us keep Dimapur clean throughout the year. Mhabemo Ovung, Signal Basti, Dimapur Frank F. Islam Reader’s note: Articles or letters published in any of the columns do not reflect the view of this newspaper nor that of the Editor in any manner.

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Shahjahanpur victim’s family alleges torture

Latest map is accurate: India to Nepal

The family went underground out of fear soon after the mother, father and brother were allegedly physically abused at the SIT office in Shahjahanpur on November 1.

L u c k n ow, N ov 7 (IANS): The family members of the Shahjahanpur rape survivor have filed a 15-page affidavit before the Allahabad High Court accusing the Special Investing Team (SIT) of physically abusing them. The family has also expressed lack of faith and trust in the probe team. The affidavit, filed by the brother of the rape survivor, alleges that the SIT is physically and mentally torturing them threatening to implicate all the family members in false cases. The family went underground out of fear soon after the mother, father and brother were allegedly physically abused at the SIT office in Shahjahanpur on November 1. Speaking to reporters after meeting the traumatized family in hiding, the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) state president Madhu Garg said that the family is extremely scared and demanding CRPF security as they have no faith in the police any longer. A joint delegation of Uttar Pradesh women’s organizations will meet Governor Anandiben Patel and put before her the family’s demands, including adding

Section 376 to the FIR and charge sheet. The charter of demands includes removing Chinmayanand from the management of the large number of educational institutions. Madhu Garg charged the SIT of working under the pressure of the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government with the agenda of bailing out former Union Minister Chinmayanand. The rape survivor’s family told Garg that they were called to the SIT camp office on November 1 at the Shahjahanpur Police Lines, where they were pressurized to accept that the entire family was part of the attempt at extortion. When they refused they were verbally abused and threatened to be put behind bars. On November 2 the rape survivor’s mother submitted an application to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and the Chief Justice Allahabad High Court citing details of their torture at the hands of the SIT head Inspector General Naveen Arora and other members. In her letter, she said how her head was banged on the table by one Sharmila Sharma of the SIT and then she was slapped 25-30 times to pressurize asking her

repeatedly to accept that the entire family was part of the extortion. According to her letter, Arora said that she, her husband, son and even the 10-year-old daughter would be sent to jail and their other daughter (rape survivor) would “rot in jail” as he would see to it that she does not get bail. “He repeatedly asked my husband about the glasses (in which the hidden camera taped the evidence against Chinmayanand). He said that its recovery would be shown with your son after which he would spend the rest of his life in jail,” the mother said in the letter. The mother’s letter, as well as the son’s affidavit, includes annexures of photographs of the swollen face of the mother. It is noteworthy that after a two-month probe, the SIT on Wednesday submitted a 20-page charge sheet in the alleged rape case against former BJP union minister Chinmayanand and the related extortion case against the rape survivor and her three associates before the Shahjahanpur Chief Judicial Magistrate Omvir Singh.

N e w D e l h i , N ov 7 (IANS): With Nepal strongly objecting to India’s latest official map over the depiction of Kalapani area, India on Thursday said the map “accurately depicts the sovereign territory of India” and has not revised the boundary with the neighbour. “The new map has in no manner revised our boundary with Nepal. The boundary delineation exercise with Nepal is ongoing under the existing mechanism,” said Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar at a briefing here. “We reiterate our commitment to find a solution through dialogue in the spirit of our close and friendly bilateral relations,” he said, and added that both sides should “guard against vested interests trying to create differences between the two countries”. Nepal’s objections came after the Indian Home Ministry released the political map of India, showing Kalapani within Indian borders. The map was released after the creation of the new Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. “The Nepal government firmly believes that the Kalapani is a part of Nepal,” read a press statement issued by Nepal’s foreign ministry. It said that “any unilateral actions along the Nepal-India border will be unacceptable” to the Nepal government since the foreign secretaries of the two countries have already been assigned by the Nepal-India Joint Commission to find a solution on the unresolved border disputes in consultation with the border experts, according to Nepali media reports.


Prospects of imposing PR in Maha increases

Make EPF scam details public: Priyanka

be implemented. “When you (BJP) say the mandate is for Mahayuti (alliance), the mandate is also for what was agreed upon when the alliance was formalized. The mandate is for having a Shiv Sena chief minister. Why did the BJP leaders who met the governor today not stake claim? Why did they return empty-handed? They want to create a situation for the imposition of President’s rule. The BJP does not have the numbers,” said Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, the national spokesperson of the party and a member of Parliament (MP). The Shiv Sena has the numbers to prove its majority on the floor of the House, the party leader claimed. “You will know on the floor of the House. We have the numbers,” he said. During the day, Shiv Sena MLAs also met party chief Uddhav Thackeray to

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS): Raising the pitch over Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) scam in Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday demanded that all the details related to it should be made public, supporting the demand of the employees of the firm. “The employees of Uttar Pradesh electricity department have demanded that all details of the EPF scam should be revealed. This demand is absolutely just,” she tweeted. “During the elections, employees of several departments apprised me about their concerns regarding the new pension scheme. The Congress party is with you. The Bharitya Janata Party will have to account for every penny of yours,” Priyanka added. Along with the tweet, she posted the caption: “BJP sarkar bhaago mat, jawab do” (BJP government, don’t run away, give answers) and Yogi sarkar mein hi DHFL ko diye gaye Rs 4101.70 crore (during Yogi government, DHFL was given Rs 4101.70 crore).” The UP government has arrested many officials in connection with the scam. The accused officials invested over Rs 4,122 crore of PF money of UP Power Corporation Ltd. into tainted Deewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL). However, Rs 2,267 crore of the EPF money is still with the company after the Bombay High Court stayed the payments to Deewan Housing Finance Limited. The Uttar Pradesh government has transferred the ongoing probe into the scam to the CBI.

(From p-1) If the two parties fail to ensure this, Maharashtra could come under President’s rule, though the final decision on this rests with governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. The central leadership of the BJP is hopeful that a breakthrough in the talks would happen soon. However, senior party leaders in Maharashtra met the governor on Thursday. Though the reason for this meeting is not confirmed, it could possibly be to discuss the impending constitutional crisis. The BJP and the Shiv Sena have been fighting over the chief minister’s post. Shiv Sena leaders on Thursday reiterated their demand for the post of chief minister and said the 50:50 powersharing formula, which had been agreed upon by the two parties before the Lok Sabha elections were held, should

discuss the prevailing political situation in the state. After the meeting, Sena leaders said Thackeray was annoyed that the BJP was not willing to share the chief minister’s post. The Shiv Sena is keen to have Aaditya Thackeray as the chief minister of the state. “It is necessary for all the MLAs to be together in the prevailing situation. Whatever decision Uddhavji takes will be binding on all of us,” Sena MLA Sunil Prabhu said after the meeting. After the meeting at Matoshree, Uddhav Thackeray’s residence, the Shiv Sena MLAs passed a resolution authorizing him to take the final decision on government formation in Maharashtra. All Sena legislators were subsequently shifted to a nearby hotel in suburban Bandra, raising concerns over attempts to poach legislators by the BJP.

Tis Hazari: Retd officers body urges police to approach SC New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS): In a fresh twist, the Delhi Police Retired Gazetted Officers Association has jumped into the ongoing tussle between the lawyers and Delhi Police, saying that the police should approach the Supreme Court. Delhi Police Retired Gazetted Officers Association President Karnal Singh, a retired IPS officer and former Enforcement Directorate (ED) Director, has written to the Delhi Lt. Governor and the Commissioner of Police (CP). In the letter, both seniormost officials have been advised that the Delhi Police should seriously


consider taking the matter to the Supreme Court. Fo r m e r A s s i s t a n t Commissioner of Police Jaipal Singh, who is Secretary of the officers’ association, told IANS: “The attack is not on the police and on the law but on the Centre and the Constitution.” The letter written by the Association President said: “Whatever happened was bad. But what is happening after the Tis Hazari incident is not right either. When all this (incidents) takes place in courts, whatever happened to the police,

from whichever point of view, is not good. “Why don’t the Delhi Police and Lieutenant Governor approach the Supreme Court in the matter? The police should immediately approach the Supreme Court to make their point, so that everything does not become one-sided?” the letter said. “Shouldn’t whatever happened in courts be interpreted or described as hooliganism? Why is the police guilty everywhere? To know the truth, the CCTV footage revealed on the day of the incident is enough,” it said.


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ing was also conducted. All the sessions were followed up by interaction, discussion and group activities moderated by Dr. Sentirenla Changkiri, project assistant, STINERTFC. A total number of 25 participants from Molvom and Bungsang village participated in the programme. The participants will also be attending in the upcoming Pineapple Fest, 2019. Prof. Akali Sema (PI), Andrew Lalthawmliana (PA), Chubasahi Aier (Mechanic) and six MTS from STINER-TFC, Nagaland Centre also took part in the programme.



Molvom village, Dimapur. The resource person for the programme was Yutho Sangtam, administrative coordinator, Entrepreneurs Associate, Kohima. During the training, the importance of effective entrepreneurial ethics, scope of entrepreneurship in the region, art of selling and presenting one’s products, staying updated in the fast developing world, importance of mission statement, values and virtues of an entrepreneur, honesty & sincerity in dealing with customers & banks and the Participants of the training on marketing strategies. importance of being innoD i m a p u r , N ov 7 strategies,” organised by with Nagaland Organic vative were discussed. (NPN): A one day training STINER-TFC, Nagaland Konnect (NOK), was held A practical session on programme on “marketing Centre in collaboration at the community hall, accounting and book keep-


New Delhi, Nov 7 (PTI): The government is mulling a ‘special window ‘for resolution of stressed non-banking finance companies under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, a senior government official said. A special window, is certainly something which is being examined closely, the official said. The move also comes against the backdrop of financial sector players like Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL) facing troubles. Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank is also grappling with financial woes. The effort is to come out with some mechanism to deal with financial service providers which require some resolution under an alternative framework pending the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill or some specific provision coming in place, the official said.


Training on marketing strategies held at Molvom

a move will help reduce the relatively high level of debt and free up financial resources for the private sector. Fiscal stimulus is not possible to revive the sagging growth due to the relatively high level of public debt compared to the emerging economy peers, she said. Welcoming the steep corporate tax cuts to get the levies at par with competition, she rued that so far little has been done to offset the revenue impact of the same. “We feel that the revenue impact needs to be considered going forward and compensated for...we would urge that fiscal policy be formulated against more realistic background to give a more clear direction to private sector expectations,” she said. She also advocated using monetary policy tools to support the recovery and asked for the same to continue till revival is achieved, adding growth would have fallen further in the second quarter than the previous one. “We see structural challenges and a weak cyclical position; we need to look at policies that address the cyclical weakness which will also address the structural challenges going forward,” she said and called for urgent reform measures in the labour, land and factor markets to revive and sustain growth.


roughly 75 per cent of the asset size of the NBFC sector. “We are having regular interaction with the management of those NBFCs where we see any signs of vulnerability and whenever there is any vulnerable signs are visible, we are asking the management of the company to meet RBI and we asked them to take corrective steps through market mechanisms,” he said. The overall CRAR requirement for an NBFC is 15 per cent he said, adding, it is about 19.3 per cent for the sector overall. This was the second meeting of the FSDC after the Modi 2.0 government assumed office. Emerging out of the nearly two-hour meeting, Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar said, “The meeting was very constructive and it took stock of entire

Mumbai, Nov 7 (PTI): New Delhi needs to become more “transparent” on the fiscal numbers as it is a “laggard” among the G20 peers on this front, a senior official from the International Monetary Fund said here on Wednesday. The government has been missing its budgeted fiscal targets for the past few years and there is a need for a “credible fiscal consolidation” which is more ambitious as well, the official said, adding this is more so as government has not addressed how it will make up for the massive Rs 1.45 trillion tax giveaways in the form of corporate tax cuts. The comments come amid allegations of the budget math not adding up with some pointing to a Rs 1.7 trillion hole in the estimates, and also over 100 economists questioning the official data computation. “Fiscal transparency should be increased. It is fairly difficult for the private sector to get the full picture on fiscal standing,” the fund’s deputy director AnneMary Gulde said speaking at an NSE event here. “India is somewhat lacking in a programme on G20 data initiative on fiscal transparency where comparative countries have all made greater progress,” she added. She said there is also a need for more credible fiscal consolidation as such


sion,” Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das told reporters after the meeting. Going forward what kind of approach the regulators take on various issues particularly where there is inter-regulatory overlap were discussed, he said. The current status of the NBFCs was also discussed, the RBI Governor said, adding, there are a large number of NBFCs that are functioning well. “Even today, we have quite a good number of NBFCs, a large number of NBFCs which are wellfunctioning, which are able to access funds from the market which are able to access loans from the banks, and in fact, some of them have got overseas funding also,” he said. The RBI is very closely monitoring the top 50 NBFCs which represent

Mumbai, Nov 7 (PTI): The rupee pared its initial losses to settle flat at 70.97 against the US dollar on Thursday after the US-China trade deal hopes enthused investor sentiments. Sustained foreign fund inflows supported the domestic unit though the gains were capped by hardening crude oil prices that breached the USD 62 per barrel mark, forex brokers said. At the interbank foreign exchange market, the rupee had opened weak at 71.10 against the US dollar. During the day, the domestic unit fluctuated between a high of 70.88 and a low of 71.11. The rupee finally settled at 70.97, unchanged from its previous close. “After opening on a weaker note, the rupee rose marginally against the US dollar after comments from the Chinese ministry that China and the US have both agreed to cancel in phases the tariffs imposed during their prolonged trade war,” said Gaurang Somaiyaa, Forex & Bullion Analyst, Motilal Oswal Financial Services Private Ltd. Somaiyaa further said that the optimism regarding the US-China trade deal has led to an appreciation in the rupee and across major equity markets.

NBFCs may get ‘special window’ under insolvency law


Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das during a meeting of the FSDC, in New Delhi on Thursday. (PTI)

The RBI and other regulators are looking at it holistically, he said when asked about stress in the financial sector. According to sources, Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill was also discussed during the meeting. The previous Narendra Modi government introduced the Bill but it could not be passed due to the controversial ‘bailin’ clause. “The Council reviewed the current global and domestic macroeconomic situation and financial stability and vulnerabilities issues, including inter-alia, those concerning NBFCs and Credit Rating Agencies,” the finance ministry said in a statement. The Council reviewed the action taken by members on the decisions taken by FSDC earlier and held discussions on the proposals submitted for further strengthening of the resolution framework and framework for cybersecurity of the financial sector, it said. It also took note of the activities undertaken by the FSDC Sub-Committee chaired by the Governor, RBI and the initiatives taken by the various regulators in the financial sector.


New Delhi, Nov 7 (PTI): Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday reviewed the state of the economy, including stress in the financial sector, at the meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC). The FSDC is the apex body of sectoral regulators, headed by the finance minister. The 21st meeting of FSDC comes against the backdrop of the economy hitting a six-year low growth rate of 5 per cent in the first quarter of 201920. Even some of the macroeconomic data for the second quarter does not portray an encouraging picture of the economy. Industrial output growth in August contracted by 1.1 per cent, after a gap of 26 months, reinforcing fears of a slowing economy and deteriorating consumer sentiment. The output of eight core infrastructure industries contracted by 5.2 per cent in September, indicating the severity of the economic slowdown. “Broadly overall macro-economic issues and the state of the economy were discussed in details. There were some inter-regulatory issues which were also discussed. We also discussed about cybersecurity issues that were one important component of the discus-

IMF wants India to be more transparent on fiscal numbers


FM reviews state of economy

Nagaland Post, Dimapur FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019


business Rupee ends flat on US-China financial system and other trade deal hopes issues.”




I, Zhopothilu, am applying for a duplicate copy of B. A 6th semester Marksheet as I have lost it. Name : Zhopothilu F/Name : Appe Lohe Roll No. AH14120029 (NU) Regd. No. 14120061 of 2014 College : Capital College of Higher Secondary Education K-3038

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Iraqi forces kill four protestors

B a g h da d, N ov 7 (Agencies): Iraqi security forces shot dead at least four protesters in central Baghdad on Thursday, police and medical sources said, as weeks of deadly unrest showed no signs of abating. Another 35 people were wounded in the clashes near Shuhada Bridge, they said, as mass demonstrations continued for a 13th straight day with thousands thronging central areas of the capital. In southern Iraq, dozens of anti-government protesters burnt tyres and blocked the entrance to the port of Umm Qasr, preventing lorries from transporting vital food imports, just hours after operations had resumed, port officials said. The Iraqi government has failed to find a way out of the biggest and most complicated challenge to its rule in years. The unrest has shattered the relative calm that followed the defeat of the Sunni Muslim extremist Islamic State in 2017. A crackdown by authorities against mostly unarmed protesters has killed more than 250 people since unrest broke out on Oct. 1 over lack of jobs, services and an infrastructure wrecked by decades

An injured protester is rushed to a hospital during clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters in central Baghdad, Iraq on Thursday. (AP/PTI)

of conflict, sanctions and corruption. Protesters, mostly unemployed youth, blame a political elite that has ruled Iraq since the toppling of dictator Saddam Hussein in a 2003 U.S.-led invasion, and demand a complete overhaul of the political system. The country is beginning to feel the fiscal pinch of weeks of the unrest, which started in Baghdad and quickly spread to southern cities.

Iran’s latest nuke steps raise concern: Pompeo nuclear breakout,” Pompeo said in a statement. “It is now time for all nations to reject this regime’s nuclear extortion and take serious steps to increase pressure. Iran’s continued and numerous nuclear provocations demand such action.”

The new stoppage of operations at Umm Qasr port in the south is likely to compound financial losses a day after the government said that a week-long halt of operations there had cost more than $6 billion. Umm Qasr briefly resumed operations early on Thursday after most protesters cleared the area. But several dozen activists, relatives of a demonstrator killed during weeks of violence, then returned to block the main gate, port

officials said. Umm Qasr receives most of the grain, vegetable oils and sugar that Iraq depends upon. Oil and security officials said operations resumed on Thursday at the nearby Nassiriya oil refinery, where protesters had stopped fuel tankers entering or leaving the day before. Oil production and exports have not been significantly affected by the unrest, oil ministry officials say.

Through this column, we the bereaved family members of Late Mrs. Keneileu Nakhro would like to express our profound gratitude to each and every individual, organizations, churches, neighbours and well wishers who stood by us physically, morally, financially, materially and constant prayer support throughout the illness and demise of our beloved mother. We deeply regret our inability to mention and thank each and everyone of you individually but, we fervently pray that our Almighty God shower His blessing upon you abundantly. Husband, Children, Grandchildren, Family Members, In-laws and Relatives

1ST DEATH ANNIVERSARY of our beloved

WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Agencies): Iran’s recent “nuclear escalations” raise concerns that should move all countries to increase pressure on Tehran, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pomeo said on Thursday, as Iran resumed uranium enrichment at one of its nuclear facilities. “Iran’s expansion of proliferation-sensitive activities raises concerns that Iran is positioning itself to have the option of a rapid

LT. TAREPYULA W/O LT. REV. TALIWATI 08 11.2018 to 08.11.2019

A man walks through rubble in a hallway of a hospital that was hit by a reported air strike.

its broader umbrella of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, known as YPG, as Ankara deems them as terrorists and separatists. A few deals have been reached since Oct. 9 under the Russian mediation, which led to the halt of fighting in some areas and the entry of Syrian troops

to Kurdish-held areas on the Syrian-Turkish border. However, Turkey has recently charged that the Kurdish militia did not withdraw from certain areas near the Turkish border, which explains the renewed fighting between the Kurdish militia and the Turkey-backed rebels.


Through this column, we the bereaved family members of Late KUOZELHOU SUOHU would like to express our profound gratitude to each and every individual, churches, neighbours, organizations and well wishers who stood by us in the form of physical, financial, material help and prayer during the time of our grief and sorrow at his demise on the 16th October 2019 Though we regret to mention each and every one here, it is our humble prayer that the Almighty God will bless you all abundantly.


Loving Children, grand children, great grand children, in-laws and relatives, Nagabazar, Kohima

LATE MRS. KENEILEU NAKHRO 28.05.1956 – 31.10.2019


1ST DEATH ANNIVERSARY Lt. Khriesakeso (Aso) Mere Died: 08-11-2018

Like a dream, a year has passed since you left us, yet we haven’t forgotten you. Your words of wisdom are still etched in our hearts and will always guide us in our life’s journey. Though you are no longer here with us, on this very day i.e. 08.11.2019, we remember and commemorate you in our prayers. Yours beloved Family members and Relatives. MKC-536

We the family of Late Lathanpfu Kath wish to acknowledge all the relatives, friends, churches, neighbours and well wishers for the sympathy and gestures of kindness, prayer and emotional support to us during his brief sickness and demise on 24th October 2019. Thank you for honoring him during his final journey. We would like to convey special thanks to: 1. Rengma Baptist Church Kohima 2. Rengma Chandmari Fellowship Kohima 3. Sishunu Baptist Church 4. Kandi Group Union Kohima 5. Kandi Public Union 6. Dr. Kezhawetuo Miachieo and Staffs (Bethel hospital Kohima) 7. All Christian Fellowship Dimapur 8. Sishunu Prayer centre 9. Chathe Prayer Centre 10. Hosanna Prayer Centre Kohima 11. Lower Chandmari Youth Organisation 12. Lower Chandmari Panchayate 13. Staff and Students of St Joseph School Kohima 14. Birth and Death Section Director of Economic and Statistics Kohima 15. Christ for the Nation Bible College Kohima. 16. All the Blood Donors of Kohima and Dimapur. 17. Dzebelous Group Lower Chandmari We deeply regret our inability to thank each and everyone individually but we pray that God our Almighty bless you all abundantly. Loving wife, children, grandchildren and in-laws 1st January 1935 – 24th October 2019


Damascus, Nov 7 (IANS): Clashes in the northern Syria between Kurdish militias and Turkey-backed rebels have left 30 dead, a war monitor reported. Battles intensified on the outskirts of the town of Ayn Issa in the northern countryside of Raqqa province over the past 24 hours, with air strikes and artillery shelling by Turkish forces and Turkey-backed rebels against the Kurdish militia of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Xinhua reported on Wednesday, citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. A total of 305 SDF fighters, 353 Turkey-backed rebels and 24 Syrian government troops have been killed since Turkey started a wide-scale offensive against Kurdish-held areas in northern Syria on October 9, according to the London-based watchdog. Turkey began its campaign against the SDF and

of our beloved



Wellington, Nov 7 (AFP): New Zealand’s plan to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 became law on Thursday, when it cleared its final hurdle in Parliament. The legislation mandates that the countr y should produce no greenhouse gases, except methane, by the middle of the century, as part of New Zealand’s bid to meet its Paris climate accord commitments. The bill establishes an independent Climate Change Commission to advise the government on how to achieve its targets and to produce “carbon budgets” every five years. “We are on the right side of history,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. “Undeniably, our sea levels are rising. Undeniably, we are experiencing extreme weather events. Undeniably, the science tells us the impact on flora and fauna -- yes, also the spread of diseases in areas where we previously haven’t seen them,” she said.

30 killed in Syria clashes between Kurds, pro-Turkey forces



Michael Pomeo (File)

NZ makes ‘zero carbon’ target law


A year has passed since your sudden departure. But we still courtly shed tears in your memories. We will always remember your love, the good deeds and the guidance. Let the Lord guide your soul until you find solace in his arms.


Loving wife, children & relatives




LATE M. LANU AIER (JUNE 1940 TO 30.10.2019) I will come back and take you to be with me. John 14:3 Late M. Lanu Aier was a source of great joy in our lives, and we will miss his fun-loving nature and keen sense of humor. We the bereaved family members would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to each and every individual, relatives, friends, Churches, organisations, and well-wishers who supported us morally, physically, financially and spiritually during his brief illness till he breathed his last on 30.10.2019. Thank you all for honouring him in such a sincere and heartfelt manner. It is our humble prayer that God Almighty blesses you abundantly. Loving Wife, Children, In-laws and Grandchildren. K-3036

The bereaved family conveys our deepest gratitude to individuals, civil societies, institutes, churches and all well wishers who stood by us during the demise of our dearest LATE SEVELE TÜNYI, Kikrüma Village, on 18th October 2019. We convey our sincerest appreciation to: 1. Shri. Neiba Kronu, Hon’ble Minister, Planning & Co-ordination, Land Revenue, Parliamentary Affairs, Nagaland 2. Chakhesang Baptist Church Council 3. Chakhesang Mother’s Association 4. Chakhesang Public Organization 5. Chakhesang Student’s Union 6. Chakhesang Women Welfare Society 7. Chakhesang Women Society Kohima 8. Chokri Area Mother’s Association 9. Pfütsero Town Mother’s Association 10. Baptist Theological College Pfütsero 11. Ward Chairmen Union, Pfütsero 12. Pfütsero Town Baptist Church 13. Kikrüma Baptist Church 14. Ex- Pfütsero Town Council 15. Kikrüma Association Kohima 16. Kikrüma Women Society Kohima 17. Women VDB & Society Kikrüma 18. Kikrüma Welfare Association Pfütsero 19. Kikrüma Women Welfare Association, Pfütsero 20. Forest Colony & Youth, Pfütsero 21. Chikri Nasa Colony, Pfütsero 22. GPS, Kikrü Nasa, Pfütsero 23. Nazareth School Pfütsero 24. Zanu SHG, Pfütsero 25. Lütho Group, Pfütsero 26. Chikrimi Women Welfare, SHGs 27. Rükhro Khel, Kikrüma 28. Tünyi Clan, Kikrüma 29. NHAK-ICU Doctors & Nurses We regret our inability to mention everyone. It is our most humble prayer that our Almighty God bless you richly. Loving Wife & Relatives K-3031 K Y M C



Insects are going extinct in droves

Eminem involved in row with rapper Lord Jamar over ‘blackface mask’

Nagaland Post, Dimapur FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019

Tokhü Emong celebrated by young and old


fected: pastures for sheep, meadows that have been mowed at fertilized at least three times a year, commercial coniferous forests and even unmanaged forests in protected areas. The researchers found the greatest decline in grassland areas, in particular, those which are surrounded by. The insect species that suffered most were those that were unable to cover large distances. In the forested areas, by contrast, the hardest-hit insect groups were those that cover long distances. Former TUM researcher Dr. Martin Gossner.'To decide whether it is a matter of the more mobile forest-dwelling species having more contact with agriculture, or whether it has something to do with living conditions in the forests, further study will be needed,' said the former TUM researcher Dr. Martin Gossner. (Stacy Liberatore for Dailymail.Com)


either focused exclusively on biomass, i.e. the total weight of all insects, or on individual species or species groups. The fact that a large part of all insect groups is actually affected has not been clear so far.' For this survey, the team gathered a massive biodiversity sample of more than 1 million insects from 150 grassland and 140 forest sites between 2008 and 2017. The team was shocked to find that several rare species could not be found at all in some of the test sites. It was determined that the total biomass of insects in the forests studied had declined by about 40 percent since 2008. However, the results of the grasslands 'were even more alarming', according to the researchers, as the insect biomass had decreased to only one third of its previous level. All types of forests and grasslands were af-



new sur vey has revealed that insect species are disappearing in droves - and humans are to blame. Researchers found that approximately onethird has vanished over the past decade and 2,700 are on the road to extinction. The study determined the the alarming loss was found mainly in intensively farmed land, leading experts to call for policies that address better land-use practices. Insects, which comprise two thirds of all species on Earth, are under attack and an international team of scientists led by the Technical University of Munich have set out to investigate just how many species are being affected. Various studies have investigated the decline in the past, but Dr. Sebastian Seibold, a scientist with the Terrestrial Ecology Research Group at TUM, said 'Previous studies, however,

minem has come under fire after being accused of wearing a “blackface mask” by rapper Lord Jamar. Rapper Lord, Jamar, posed several old photographs of Eminem wearing the mask at the MTV 2000 Europe Music Awards. He tweeted: “Hey @ eminem please put this in context for me…I’m trying to understand why you’d be clowning in a BLACKFACE MASK backstage at the MTV AWARDS? You should come on the YANADAMEEN GODCAST so we can discuss this among other things. #weneedanswers,” the wrapper wrote in his caption. At the time of the photo, Eminem was on tour in America and couldn’t accept Two elderly women in their Lotha traditional attire the award in person. Sendsharing oneness and friendship during the Tokhu Emong festival. (NP) ing a pre recorded acceptance speech, Eminem also appeared in a second video at the time wearing what Zuvotong Colony Wokha celebrated TokhüEmong appeared to be a Will Smith with pomp and gaiety at Mount Sinai School on mask in which he apologised Thursday. (NP) to fans for missing out on the show. Lord Jamar said OFFICE OF THE he still didn’t think it was KHUZAMA STUDENTS’ CARE UNION appropriate for Eminem to FELICITATION be wearing the mask. With immense pride, the Khuzama Students’ He went on: “If it is Care Union extends our heartiest congratulations a WILL SMITH MASK, to Miss Seyiechonü Kera, D/o Vinol Kera what gives this WHITEBOY for her achievement in the recently declared the right to wear it? Espe- NPSC (CESE) for being selected to the post of Asst. Professor in History Dept. under Higher cially in EUROPE where he Education. knew he could get away with The Union wishes her success even in the it, also if it’s NO PROB- future endeavours. Zayiekhoto Sale Vilevino Tsükrü LEM then why have these President Gen. Secretary pics been hidden up until Khuzama Students’ Care Union Khuzama Students’ Care Union now?” the rapper wrote in the comments section of his Instagram. The two rappers have been involved in a beef for some years ever since Eminem called the rapper on ‘Fall’ from his surprise album, ‘Kamikaze’ last year. Eminem has yet to comment on Lord Jamar’s post. (NME)

Donald Trump Jr says US President can’t be racist






Mr & Mrs Hekuto Yesca

PEREN DISTRICT BEAUTY AND AESTHETIC SOCIETY In collaboration with District Administration, District Level Centre for Women Under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Peren. Nagaland Organises the 12th Miss Peren 2019 “Empowering girls for a better tomorrow” The following are the contestants with their details

Contestant No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Name of Contestant H.Sharon Singsong Nengneichin Hangsing Ramyilungle Ndang Ilungdale Hengame Gimlule Chongpineng Kedensi Lungdausile Sephe Irangle

Height 5.4 ft 5.4 ft 5.2 ft 5.5 ft 5.4 ft 5.2 ft 5.3 ft 5.2 ft 5 ft

Weight (Kgs) 52 49 50 60 53 47 42 47 48

Age 21 23 18 19 18 22 18 20 21

Vital Statistics 36-29-35 32-26-36 35-30.5-36 36-30-37 33-28-36 31-26-34 31-26-31 32-29-34 33-26-35

25 Years of Togetherness is a time to celebrate the Memories of yesterday, and hopes of tomorrow. Congratulations ! Mom & Dad on Attaining a Milestone, we love you. DP-8212


With love from children and relatives


onald Tr ump Jr has suggested that his father cannot be racist as he allowed him to spend time with Michael Jackson as a child. The US President’s eldest son writes about Trump’s friendship with late pop star in his new book, Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us. “Given all things my father has been called, particularly a “racist”, it sure sounds odd that he’d let his son vacation with a black man or hang out with Michael Jackson, doesn’t it?” Trump Jr reasons. “If he’s a racist, he’s sure not very good at it.” Trump Jr commended. The President’s son explains that he would spend time with Jackson as a child at his father’s Trump Tower in New York City, where the singer had an apartment. President Donald Trump has previously been accused of racism due to his controversial use of language. During his time in office, he had labelled Mexican immigrants criminals on multiple occasions, called on US Congress members to “leave the country”, and implemented travel ban from a number of Muslim countries. Donald Trump has repeatedly denied that he is racist. Meanwhile, President was recently slammed by Bruce Springsteen, who argued that Trump has no “grasp” of “what it means to be an American”. (NME)







FALCON CLUB MANGKOLEMBA Dist : Mokokchung, Nagaland Reg No. DYRO/124/03.04.08

B. Chingloi G/ Secretary S.S.U.

OFFICE OF THE TÜNYI CLAN KIKRÜMA VILLAGE PO. Pfütsero, Dist. Phek: Nagaland – 797107


With utmost pride and honor, the Chaoha Union Mon Town extend our heartiest congratulations to Ms. Ngiplon Racheal Chohwanglim, D/o Shri Tahlem Konyak and Mrs Neizokhono for securing the post of Asst. Professor (Commerce) under Higher Education in the recently declared NPSC Exams result (Common Education Service Examination). The Union wishes you once again on your achievement and many more success in your future endeavors.


Sd/N John Konyak President

Prakash General Secretary ANHTU


HQ Tseminyu, Kohima : Nagaland. 797109


The Rengma Selo Zi (RSZ) through this column would like to congratulate Shri. Kenilo Apon, Secretary Transport Department Government of Nagaland for being conferred as an Indian Administrative Service (IAS)cadre the most prestigious Indian Civil Service. The RSZ express gratitude to the Government of Nagaland for acknowledging the humble and sincere service of its member Shri.Kenilo Apon, IAS. It further wishes him good health and wisdom as he continue serving the Government in the best ability for the welfare and progress of the Naga society and the nation at large. Dated: Tseminyu Town The 7th November 2019 SOKENYE KENT General secretary

Today All Nagaland Hindi Teachers Union cherishes and congratulates Shri. Zakienei Khoubve on his promotion to Joint Director Hindi. The Union also appreciates and expresses gratitude to the Department and Govt. of Nagaland. Also ANHTU hopes and expects that the Govt. will continue to support and provide greater opportunities for the development of Hindi in the days to come.





Ruchunlo Tep President ANHTU

Sd/Nyamwang Konyak General Secretary


MR. ZHOTO TÜNYI MR. NÜTSO TÜNYI The Tünyi Clan, Kikrüma Village extend our immense congratulations to: 1. MR. NÜTSO TÜNYI, S/o HÜTSOYO TÜNYI, for the post of Lecturer (Physics) under Technical Education, NPSC 2019. 2. MR. ZHOTO TÜNYI, S/o HÜCHOZÜ TÜNYI, for PH.D conferred, Department of Political Science under NEHU University, Shillong on the Thesis “Identity extremist politics and civil society interventions in Nagaland.” We further wish them all future successes. (THIPUSEYO TÜNYI) (VEKHOZO TÜNYI) Chairman President Tünyi Clan Kikrüma Village Tünyi Youth Organization Kikrüma Village

(girls division) also from Immanuel Taekwondo Academy received the best of the best fighter awards. Vihuka Aye (boys division) from St Stephens’ Higher Secondary School and Zouzamyala (girls division) from Immanuel Taekwondo Academy received the player of the year awards while Asa V. Chishi and Kivin received the best referee awards. The best discipline and the best active team were awarded to Westside School and St Stephen’s Higher Secondary School. The winning trophies were handed over to the champions by Vikheho Awomi, Former DMC chairman.

The Tikhir Gazetted Officers’ Association would like to congratulate and extend our sincere appreciation to Shri T. Shumong Tikhir, S/o Tochumong of Sukiur Village for securing the post of Assistant Professor (History) under the Department of Higher Education, Government of Nagaland in the recently declared NPSC results of Combined Educational Services Examination, 2018. The TGOA is immensely elated by your achievement and pray that Almighty God grant you good health and wisdom as you move ahead with the new responsibilities and further wishes you more success in future endeavors. Sd/(Er. S. I ASANGBA TIKHIR) (T. ASUTHONG) President, TGOA Finance Secretary, TGOA Mobile No. 9089848344


11th Open Volleyball Tournament (under Nagaland) Date : 29th to 31st Jan' 2020 Registration : ` 3000.00 Championship : ` 700000.00 with trophy 1st Runner Up : ` 40000.00 Sema Finalist loser : ` 10000.00 each Individual Prizes with certificate for best setter, spiker, player. For more details please contact : 9612046693 9365307457 President Falcon Club Mangkolemba. DP-8195

W. Tongyei President S.S.U.


Khekavi Jakhalu Field Secretary Ayinato


We , t h e S H E M N Y U C H I N G S t u d e n t s Union give gratitude and congratulations to Shri. Batong Phom on your well deserved promotion to the Deputy Director, Art & Culture, Kohima Nagaland. We are proud of you and may our Almighty God grant wisdom and good health.

total of 7 gold, 8 silver, and 12 bronze medals. Altogether 258 players and 30 officials from St. Joseph Global School, Westside School, Christian Higher Secondary School, Pranabananda Women’s College, St Ste phen’s Higher Secondary School, Carmel Higher Secondary School, Vision Home Higher Secondary School, Oracle School, St Marys Higher Secondary School, St Thomas Higher Secondary School, Immanuel Taekwondo Academy, and PT- Academy, Tripura took part in the championship. Imnatoshi Longkumer (boys division) from Immanuel Taekwondo Academy and Liike Kibami

LCFC team with their trophies and cheque after defeating Okotso United 2-1 in the final match of ND Trophy 2019. LCFC won the championship for the third consecutive time.



With immense joy and honour the NCRC Sumi Ayinato Sub : Council would like to extend profound gratitude to Madam K. Atoli Achumi on being promoted as Director Social Welfare Govt. of Nagaland. Mughaka Swu Vice Chairman Sub : Council Ayinato

tic corner was brought under control acrobatically by Lenny, who then proceeded to snap finish it into the bottom corner of Mumbai’s goal, past the outstretched gloves of Mumbai’s number one. The situation compounded negatively for Mumbai City when they fell further behind on the stroke of half-time. Seriton Fer nandes’ rampaging run into the home side’s eighteen-yard box saw him square the ball to Corominas right on the penalty spot. With acres of spaces and ages to complete a finish, the Spaniard made no mistake in punishing Mumbai with a well-taken effort that saw Goa coast into the break with a twogoal cushion. The second half began

D i m a p u r , N ov 7 (NPN): The 6th Faith in Action Open Taekwondo Championship, organised by Faith in Action International Taekwondo Academy and promoted by Nagaland Pencak Silat Association, was held at Dimapur Government College, Auditorium, Dimapur on November 1 and 2. Immanuel Taekwondo Academy emerged as the team champion by bagging a total of 18 gold, 10 silver and 14 bronze medals while St Stephens Higher Secondary School with 7 gold, 7 silver, and 13 bronze medals bagged the first runners-up. The second runners-up was bagged by Westside School with a


vik Chakrabarti and Bipin Singh. FC Goa named an unchanged starting XI that valiantly brought home a point against NorthEast United. Mumbai City started the livelier and it was they who had the first shot at goal in the 6th minute. Amine Chermiti flashed a free-kick into the stands after compatriot Larbi’s hard earned efforts. The Gaurs upped the ante after 16 minutes, first with Boumous seeing an effort, borne out of excellent dribbling skills, blocked while Jahouh shot at Amrinder was padded away by the latter. It wouldn’t be long before FC Goa took the lead. Brandon Fernandes’ fantas-

Wellington, Nov 7 (agencies): Shane Bond has expressed an interest in becoming England fast bowling coach, even though he is temporarily holding the corresponding position with his native New Zealand. The former paceman oversaw New Zealand’s bowlers for two and a half years until the 2015 World Cup - and is taking the reins again for the last two T20Is against England, as Shane Jurgensen has a short break. Bond was lukewarm about returning to the role in a full-time capacity but was more receptive about the England job, currently vacant following Chris Silverwood’s promotion to head coach - although Darren Gough will work with the pace bowling group as a consultant before the Test series against the Black Caps. Bond was a bowling consultant for England’s first two Tests of the 2017/18 Ashes and says he retains a good relationship with the players. Asked whether he would be keen to take charge of England’s fast bowlers, the 44-year-old said, “Yes, definitely. I think you look at everything that’s put in front of you, wherever the opportunities come up.”

6th FIA Open Taekwondo C’ship held


Players of FC Goa and Mumbai City FC in action during their ISL match at the Mumbai Football Arena on Thursday.

with Mumbai City taking to the pitch with fire in their bellies. The hosts struck almost immediately, with an unmarked Sarthak Golui gleefully nodding in a sumptuous lob into the box Larbi, towards the far post. Barely had seven minutes passed that FC Goa’s defence collapsed. Souvik Chakrabarti, ever so diligent, smashed home a raking drive, past a diving Mohammed Nawaz to restore parity. FC Goa quickly regained composure and scored a classic goal off the training ground. Jahou’s lofted ball found Mourtada Fall. The Senegalese defender looped the ball to the opposite corner of the home side’s goal, and the onrushing Boumous made no mistake of heading the ball in from close range. Ultimately, the bell would ultimately toll for Carlos Pena Gonzalez. After gifting him a set-piece on the right hand side, the Goans’ number 23 sent in a lovely low freekick, which was turned in at the near post by his compatriot. Last seasons’ semifinalists showed their class, while the home side could only wallow in what could’ve been a magical night to set their season right, but one which ended in calamity. Today’s match Time: 7:30 pm Kerala Blasters Vs Odisha FC

Bond interested in England role


FC Goa beat Mumbai City FC 4-2

Mumbai, Nov 7 (Agencies): FC Goa beat Mumbai City FC 4-2 in their fourth match of the Indian Super League (ISL) season six on Thursday at the Mumbai Football Arena. Lenny Rodrigues (27’) and Ferran Corominas (45+2’) gave Goa a formidable lead in the first half but Sarthak Golui (49’) and Souvik Chakraborty’s (55’) strikes brought Mumbai back into the game. Hugo Boumous (59’) and Carlos Pena (89’) though, made sure that the Gaurs ended the tie with full points. Mumbai City sought redemption as they went into the tie. They rang in two changes with Mohammed Rafique and Serge Aboue replaced by Sou-



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India beat B’desh to level T20 series

Rohit Sharma raises his bat after scoring 50 runs during the 2nd T20 match against Bangladesh on Thursday. (PTI)

Rajkot, Nov 7 (Agencies): Rohit Sharma, playing his 100th T20I for India celebrated the landmark with a scintillating half-century as India beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets in Rajkot to level the 3-match series 1-1. Rohit scored 85 in just 43 balls. While his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan (31) was not looking in the best of touches, Rohit took it upon himself to kickstart the chase with two fours and a six against Mustafizur Rahman in the 4th over. Then onwards he didn’t look back as he raced to his fifty off just 23 balls. Just when it looked like India could romp home without losing a

wicket, Dhawan was bowled by Aminul Islam to give Bangladesh a much-needed breather. But Rohit continued in his merry ways and at one point looked set for a hundred. But in an attempt to reach 3 figures quickly Rohit ended up skying a short one from Aminul Islam into the hands of deep mid-wicket. His replacement Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul completed the winning formalities with 4.3 overs to spare. Earlier, Yuzvendra Chahal led India’s fightback after Bangladesh openers Liton Das (29 off 21 balls, 4x4) and Mohammad Naim (36) shared a 60-run opening stand.

Chahal was also a bit unlucky early on in the innings. On his introduction, Chahal almost removed a set Liton, but Rishabh Pant’s urge to complete glovework quickly gave the batsman lifeline. The TV replays showed that while whipping the bails off, Pant collected the ball in front of the stumps and hence it was declared no-ball. Liton then got another reprieve on 26 after skipper Rohit Sharma dropped him at square-leg following a mix-up with Shivam Dube and Pant. But Pant made up for his mistake and ran Das out, with a direct hit in the eighth over, to break the opening stand.

Kashyap knocked out of China Open

Parupalli Kashyap

Fuzhou, Nov 7 (IANS): Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap bowed out of the ongoing China Open after suffering a straight-games loss to Victor Axelson of Denmark in his secondround match of the men’s singles event on Thursday. Seventh seed Axelson defeated Kashyap 21-13, 21-19 in a match that lasted 43 minutes at the Haixia Olympics Sports Center to

crash out of the $700,000 tournament. Axelson, ranked World No. 6, dominated the first game completely and didn’t allow his Indian opponent to take a lead. The second game, however, was much closer as Kashyap came out with a better performance and threatened to take the match into the decider. But Axelson held his nerves

and eventually emerged victorious in the second game as well to move into the quarterfinals. Kashyap had earlier moved into the second round after registering a 2114, 21-13 win over World No. 21 Thammasin Sitthikom on Wednesday. India’s challenge in women’s singles is already over after PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal both lost their first round matches. Sindhu lost to World No. 42 Pai Yu Po of Chinese Taipei 13-21, 21-18, 19-21 to Pai in a match while Saina lost to World No. 22 Yan Yan Cai 9-21, 12-21 to bow out of the competition. H.S. Prannoy had also crashed out after losing 17-21, 18-21 to Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke in his opening round contest. B Sai Praneeth is the only Indian left in the singles event as he will be facing Anders Antonsen from Denmark in his second round match later in the day.

On the other hand, Deepak Chahar (1/25) and off-spinner Washington Sundar (1/25) did manage to stem the flow of runs but Khaleel Ahmed’s poor show continued. Naim slammed profligate left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed (1/44) for three successive boundaries to start on a rousing note. Das’s wicket slowed the scoring rate and that put Naim under pressure, who then gave a dolly to Shreyas Iyer at deep-mid-wicket off Washington as Bangladesh slumped were 83 for 2 in the 11th over. And then Yuzvendra picked two wickets in the 13th over - Mushfiqur Rahim (4), who offered a sitter to Krunal Pandya and then removed a set Soumya Sarkar (30) - as Bangladesh were struggling at 103/4. Sarkar was stumped by Pant. Mahmudullah (30) and Afif Hossain (6) tried to steady the ship with a 25 run-stand but Khaleel broke the stand dismissing Hossain to leave Bangladesh teetering at 128 for 5 and then they just managed to cross the 150-run-mark. Brief scores: India 254/2 (Rohit Sharma 85, Shikhar Dhawan 31; Aminul Islam 2/29) beat Bangladesh 153/6 (Mohammad Naim 36; Yuzvendra Chahal 2/28) by 8 wickets

7th Kohima Open Volleyball tourney K ohima , N ov 7 (NPN): The Kohima District Volleyball Association (KDVA) has informed that forms for the upcoming 7th Kohima District Open Volleyball Tournament 2019 (Men & Women) has been made available at the various outlets in Kohima. Interested clubs/ groups can get the form from Sports World, Zumvii Printex and Northern Sports, Kohima.Last date for submission of form is November 20. The tournament will be held from November 25 to 28 at Kohima local ground under the theme “Transcending through Sports.” Meanwhile, the next joint meeting of organizing committee and all KDVA members will be held on November 13 at TYO office Kohima at 2:00 PM

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Mary Kom becomes ‘Mary Kom OLY’

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS): Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom on Thursday expressed gratitude to the World Olympian Association (WOA) after it allowed her the use of post-nominal letters ‘OLY’. Mary Kom shared the image of the certificate of recognition on her official Twitter handle and wrote, “Thank you so much for the recognition” tagging WOA and International Olympic Committee (IOC). ‘ O LY ’ s i g n i f i e s sportspersons’ ongoing role in society as an Olympian, living and promoting the Olympic values. In November 2017 at the eighth Inter national Olympic Committee (IOC) International Athletes’ Forum, the WOA announced the OLY post-nominal letters initiative. The initiative allows Olympians to use the OLY lettering on any official documentation after their name much like when one gets a degree. In the Women’s World Boxing Championships held in Ulan-Ude, Russia last month, the ace Indian pugilist had to settle for bronze medal after she lost her semi-final bout in the 51-kg flyweight category to second-seed Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey in a split verdict.

Classic Cup: Invictus, FC Pochury win

Players of FC Pochury seen in action against Fusion FC at the ongoing 25th Classic Cup tournament at Kohima local ground on Thursday. (NP) Correspondent

KO H I M A , N OV 7 (NPN): Invictus FC and FC Pochury won their respective matches to enter the pre- quarter-final round of the ongoing 25th edition of Classic Cup played here at Kohima local ground on Thursday. Playing the first match, Invictus FC overpowered XII Tribes United FC 2-0. Dilo Koza brace in the second half was enough for Invictus FC to enter the next round of the tournament. His goal came in the 37th and 61st minute of the match.

In the second match, PC Pochury defeated Fusion FC by 3-0 in a one sided match. Pochury team opened the scoring within the introduction of the game with Atsiatho Nyuthe scoring from a close range in the 2nd minute, and their captain Dominic Ngouri doubled the lead in the 24th minute from a defensive error. In the second half, Pochury striker Chisie Nyusou scored the third goal in the 32nd minute to make it 3-0 to win the match. Pochury team should have scored more goals but

some lacklustre finish from their strikers failed to find the back of the net. Fusion FC were toothless in the attack as they crushed out of the tournament failing to register any shot on target. Wi t h t h e v i c t o r y, Pochur y FC will play against Invictus FC on November 13 in the prequarterfinal round of the tournament. Today’s matches 1st match: 12:30 pm Hamei FC Tuensang Vs Tiema Khe Kidima 2nd match: 2:00 pm Seiyhazou Hill Boys FC vs Puliebadze Jotsoma


MSU, Sechü Zubza SU, Khwüno United, KSU win


KOHIMA NOV 7 (NPN): Mezoma Students’ Union, Sechü Zubza Students’ Union, Khwüno United, Kiruphema Students’ Union won their respective matches to enter the quarterfinals of the ongoing 5th Zasinihu Memorial Trophy organised by the Western Angami Students’ Union here at WAPO Ground, Sechü Zubza on Thursday. In the first match, Mezoma Students’ Union defeated Thekrünoma FC, Jotsoma via tie-breaker after the match ended in a goalless draw. While Sechü Zubza Students’ Union blanked Calvary BKK 3-0 and Khwüno United beat Sechüma Students’ Union 3-0. In the last match, Kiruphema Students’ Union overcame Vivacious CF 3-1. The officials of West-

Match patron Shürhivino Nakhro, general secretary of Angamimiapfü Mechü Krotho with officials and players of Sechü Zubza SU (green) and Calvary BKK (red) before the match.

ern Angami Youth Organisation (WAYO) will grace day three as patron. Today’s matches 1st Quarterfinal (8 AM) Mezoma Students’ Union (MSU) vs Old Bar-

rels FC, Sechu Zubza 2nd Quarterfinal (10 AM) Ferret FC, Jotsoma vs Kiruphema Students’ Union (KSU) 3rd Quarterfinal (12 Noon)

Adroit Boyz, Sechu Zubza vs Sechu Zubza Students’ Union 4 th Quarterfinal (2 PM) Phoenix B, Jotsoma, vs Khwuno United, Khonoma

5th Capt N Kenguruse Memorial tourney final today KOHIMA, NOV 7 (NPN): Head Hunters 164 INF TA (Naga) will play against Tihok FC Mon in the final of the 5th Capt N Kenguruse Memorial Football Tournament at IG Stadium Kohima on Friday. The final match will decide the outcome of the new champions of the tournament as two time defending champions Vanguard FC Tseminyü lost their first match against Tihok FC.

The closing ceremony will began at 12:30 am onwards, while the final match will be played at 1:40 pm. Meanwhile Naga FC Kohima will play against Upper Khomi FC, Phek for the 3rd position at 10 am. The champions of the tournament will walk home with a cash prize of Rs 1, 80,000 while the runners up will pocket Rs 80,000. The third and fourth position will get Rs 30,000 and 20,000 respectively.

Open volleyball tourney from Dec 12 Dimapur, Nov 7 (NPN): The All Nagaland Open Volleyball Tournament, organised by HORUA Welfare Society, will be held at Indisen public ground, Dimapur on December 12 and 13. The tournament is open to all indigenous inhabitants within the state of Nagaland. The tournament will be played on league basis wherein the champions will pocket a cash prize of Rs.1lakh and the runners up will receive Rs.60,000. The third and fourth placed team will receive Rs.20,000 each. The beat players, best spiker and best setter will also receive Rs.5000 each. Er.Zalie Neikha, advisor, Youth Resources and Sports will grace the opening ceremony as the special guest while Moatoshi Longkumer, MLA will grace the closing ceremony. For registration enquiries, interested teams can contact 9856316352, 8794014045, 6009124063 or 7628080944. Printed, Published and Edited by Geoffrey Yaden at G.M. Printers, Circular Rd. Dimapur-797112. Ph: Desk 248489, Fax: 225366, Adm.& Advertisement  :248267 Fax: 248500 Kohima: 2290567, R.N. 40978/90 RN/NE 707 K Y M C


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