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Nagaland Post

Vol XXIX No. 304

DIMAPUR, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019 Pages 12 ` 5.00

Don’t terrorise us on tax: Rafale CEO

World C’ships: Boro, Lovlina in quarters

Genius of Pallava era artisans all set to awe Modi, Xi

international, Page 9

sports, Page 12

national, Page 7

Shah vows to evict illegal migrants

KAITHAL, OCT 9 (PTI): Union home minister Amit Shah Wednesday said every illegal migrant in the country will be sent home before the next parliamentary elections, as he invoked the NRC, Article 370 and the Rafale purchase during an assembly poll rally here. “When we come again to seek your votes in 2024, I want to say before then we would have evicted every single intruder from this country,” the BJP president said here. He was addressing the first of his three public meetings of the day in Haryana, where elections to the state assembly will be held on October 21. He attacked the Congress over criticism by its leaders of the “shastra pooja” performed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the Rafale fighter handed over to India in France on Tuesday. “Should the shastra pujan tradition be observed or not? Should we keep this tradition alive or not?” he asked the gathering. Referring to the row in Assam over the National Register of Citizens (NRC), he said, “For 70 years, these intruders have put a question

Amit Shah addresses a public meeting ahead of Haryana Assembly elections, in Bhiwani, Wednesday. (PTI)

mark on our security.” “The BJP government is committed to evicting all of them from country through the NRC,” he added. “Should these intruders be evicted or not?” Shah asked the gathering, accusing the Congress and its local candidate and senior leader Randeep Singh Surjewala of opposing the NRC implementation. “Ask the Congress people why they opposed the triple talaq (bill) scrapping of Articles 370 and 35A. Why are they opposing the NRC?” he said. In an apparent reference to remarks by the some Congress leader, Shah said their party is upset over the weapon worship ceremony performed by Rajnath Singh

when he was handed over the first Rafale fighter in France on Tuesday. “Rajnath Singh ji performed shastra pooja in France but the Congress people felt very bad about this too,” he said. “Should the shastra pujan tradition be observed or not? Should we keep this tradition alive or not?” he said. “But the Congress is opposing this too.” Shah wanted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to make clear whether he is for or against Article 370, recently nullified by the BJP government at the Centre. “The Congress has to oppose whatever the BJP does,” he said. Shah said no previous government had dared to scrap Jammu and Kash-

mir’s special status, but the Narendra Modi government acted in the first session of Parliament after coming back to power. “We expected to get the support of all parties in this because it was not the BJP’s job, but related to the country’s security,” he said while singling out the Congress He said there was a feeling among people in the country that Jammu and Kashmir was not fully integrated into the Indian Union, with Articles 370 and 35A acting as stumbling blocks. He said several soldiers from Haryana had sacrificed their lives over Jammu and Kashmir. Contrasting the BJP’s stand with that of the Congress, Shah said Atal Bihari Vajpayee had praised Indira Gandhi over the war against Pakistan that brought Bangladesh into being. He said this was because it was a matter of national interest and not a Congress victory. Shah mentioned the Balakot air strike and the surgical strike earlier against terror camps across the LoC, saying the government has sent a strong message to Pakistan.

DBA reacts to PAC remark on granting bail DIMAPUR, OCT 9 (NPN): Reacting to Public Action Committee (PAC)’s assertion that the judiciary grants bail to the criminals without any difficulty, the Dimapur Bar Association (DAB) Wednesday described the statement as “unfortunate, irresponsible and ignorant”, which it said was put forward without checking into the process and procedure already laid down by the Apex Court and the legislature. In a press release, DBA president Imti Imsong and secretary Hukavi Zhimomi stated that in order to convict or acquit the accused persons in general or accused persons charged for offence of extortion in particular solely depended upon the quality of evidence gathered during the investigation and appreciating of the evidences after the trial. DBA also said that releasing the accused persons on bail was the discretion of the courts guided by the procedural laws and guidelines laid down by the Apex Court. (Full text on p-6)

Case against 50 celebs closed MUZAFFARPUR, OCT 9 (PTI/AGENCIES): Closure has been ordered for the sedition case lodged here against close to 50 renowned personalities, including filmmakers Shyam Benegal, Mani Ratnam and Anurag Kashyap besides historian Ramachandra Guha, who were signatories to an open letter seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modis intervention in rising incidence of mob lynching. Senior Superintendent of Police, Muzaffarpur, Manoj Kumar Sinha, said on Wednesday that direction to the effect has been issued to the Sadar police station in the town where the FIR was lodged last week upon the complaint of a local advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha. “Closure has been ordered for the sedition case. A closure report will be submitted before the court in due course”, Sinha said. Although the SSP did not elaborate further, police sources claimed that during investigations it was noted that Ojhas allegations were “mischievous” and “lacked substance”. Notably, Ojha had filed a petition before a court here in July this year

soon after news reports of the open letter, signatories to which also included actors Soumitra Chatterjee, Aparna Sen and Revathi and light classical singer Shubha Mudgal, came out. The CJM, Surya Kant Tiwari, allowed the petition filed under Section 156(3) of the Criminal Procedure Code in August and upon receiving intimation of the same on October 03, the police lodged an FIR under IPC sections invoked by the petitioner, including the one for sedition. Interestingly, the petitioner had also named as “witnesses” Bollywood figures Kangana Ranaut, Madhur Bhandarkar and Vivek Agnihotri and alleged that those named as accused had brought disrepute to the country and sought to tarnish the image of the Prime Minister. The development had triggered nationwide outrage, evoking criticisms from top opposition leaders like Rahul Gandhi even as close to 200 celebrities this time including historian Romila Thapar and actor Naseeruddin Shah among others came out with another open letter asking how an appeal to the Prime Minister could be construed

as seditious. Last week, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was urged by his former associate and currently RJD national vice president Shivanand Tiwary to intervene and get the case annulled. Tiwary made an impassioned plea pointing out that those named as accused included Guha, who was among the country’s intellectuals to have lavished praise on the Bihar Chief Minister a number of times. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who is also a senior BJP leader, came out with a statement earlier in the day clarifying that his party or the Sangh Parivar did not have anything to do with the sedition case. Meanwhile, a Muzaffarpur-based advocate, who filed a case in a Bihar court against the 49 noted personalities, has been charged by police for filing a false case. The police will file a prosecution against complainant Sudhir Kumar Ojha in court, a senior Bihar police official told CNN-News18. The action has been taken against Ojha after he failed to produce supporting documents.

14 tribes laud KDTODU lodges complaint NH-29: Dimapur-Kohima Power disruption in parts of Kohima district OCT 9 (NPN): In an effort to the total shutdown. The jungle clearance GoI, negotiators with DC Kma; places demands road completely cut off DIMAPUR, facilitate stable power supply during the up- would be undertaken from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. coming winter festive season and Hornbill – Lerie-Jakhama section (33kV Kohima for working hard DIMAPUR, OCT 9 (NPN): future. Stating that it cannot tolerFestival 2019, Power department would be Ringmain-2 feeder) October 10 and October

DIMAPUR, OCT 9 (NPN): Fourteen tribes of Nagaland had recently called on governor RN Ravi and appreciated Government of India (GoI) and the negotiators for working hard to resolve the Naga issue. In a statement, the tribes mentioned that towards this end, it was now expedient upon the negotiators not to further hold up with impediments but strive with commitment to ink the agreement through a unified stance in response to the cry of the people and their sentiments. They felt that the solution should be worked out at the earliest, while the unresolved issues should be continued to be deliberated upon for their resolution in a specified time-bound manner through non-violent, democratic and universally acceptable means. The tribes also appreciated and acknowledged the selfless sacrifices and contribution of national organisations and workers for keeping alive the Naga political issue over the past many decades and for taking the Naga political movement thus far whereby the unique history of Naga people had been acknowledged by GoI.

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“If they cannot maintain even this 2-lane, what would be the condition if it became 4-lane?” K Y M C

Kohima District Truck Owners & Drivers’ Union (KDTODU) has lodged complaint with deputy commissioner (DC) Kohima against one Kozhol Kirha for declaring as “totally false” KDTODU’s listing of the illegal collection of cash at the check-gates and on highways. Recently, the KDTODU, while backing the PAC call for indefinite bandh, had listed illegal collection of cash at the check-gates and on highways by unions and government agencies in and around Kohima. In a complaint letter addressed to DC Kohima, the KDTODU president Rüvese Sokha and secretary, Küvethi Puro have demanded setting up of a competent investigation team/enquiry committee to find out the truth so as to take “stringent actions” against Kirha within 15 days. The union claimed that Kirha has even threatened to hold its president and secretary responsible in case of “any bad consequences” he faced in the

ate the statement of Kirha against the union and its president and secretary in particular, KDTODU said his statement amounted to “life threatening”. KDTODU said it has also resolved that Kirha would be held solely responsible in case of “any severe/bad consequences” happened to its president and secretary. Further, the union described Kirha’s statement as “misleading” and said that listing of illegal collection was the decision of the union and not just of its president and secretary. Meanwhile, KDTODU has cautioned to take own course of against Kirha in the event of the district administration failing to respond to its demands. KDTODU demands include complete end of all collection of cash at the check-gates and on highways and allow investigation team to thoroughly interrogate responsible unions and government agencies involved in illegal collection.

carrying out jungle clearance of 33kV lines under transmission division Kohima from October 10 to November 2. Transmission division Kohima executive engineer T Lithrichum Sangtam said that the department would try to minimize

11; Kohima-10th Mile-Zhadima –ViphomaTsosunyu-Botsa Area (33kV Botsa feeder) October 12-26; Kohima-Lalmati (33kV Lalmati and AP-1 feeder) October 28-31 and Kohima-Chakhabama (33kV Chakhabama feeder) November 1 and November 2.

A poclain clearing the landslide area.


KOHIMA, OCT 9 (NPN): Despite tireless efforts put in by PWD (NH) division to restore the Dimapur-Kohima road (NH-29 at Old KMC dumping site) where a portion of the road had sunk due to subsidence triggered by incessant rains, the particular stretch was completely washed away on Wednesday morning. Informing this to Nagaland Post, SDO (NH) Akumdong Walling said the road restoration work was affected due to incessant rains as even the fresh cutting was washed away. Though the department has deployed more machineries, Walling said they cannot ascertained how long it would take to restore the road. As informed earlier, light vehicles have been advised to take the Jotsoma by-pass road while heavy vehicles have been directed towards Peducha via Tsiesema Village.

No more free calls for Reliance Jio users NEW DELHI, OCT 9 (PTI): Forced by regulatory uncertainty over review of sunset clause for call termination charges, billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio on Wednesday announced it will charge customers 6 paise per minute for voice calls made to rival phone networks, but will compensate them by giving free data of equal value. In a statement, Jio said the 6 paisa charge will remain in place till the time telecom operators are required to pay rivals for mobile phone calls made by their users to other operators’ network. These charges are not applicable on calls made by Jio users to other Jio phones and to landline phones and calls made using WhatsApp, FaceTime and other such platforms. Incoming calls from all networks will continue to be free. Telecom regulator

TRAI in 2017 had slashed the so-called interconnect usage charge (IUC) to 6 paise per minute from 14 paise and had said this regime will end by January 2020. But it has now floated a consultation paper to review whether the regime timeline needs to be extended. Since voice calls on Jio network are free, the company had to bear the Rs 13,500 crore payment made to rivals such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea.

To recover the losses created by the TRAI move, the company has decided to charge customers 6 paise per minute for every call they make to a rival’s network. This will be the first time that Jio users will pay for voice calls. Currently, Jio charges only for data, and voice calls to anywhere in the country and to any network are free. “...The consultation paper has created regulatory uncertainty and therefore

Jio has been compelled, most reluctantly and unavoidably, to recover this regulatory charge of 6 paise per minute for all off-net mobile voice calls so long as IUC charges exist,” the statement said. For all recharges done by Jio customers starting Wednesday, calls made to other mobile operators will be charged at the prevailing IUC rate of 6 paise per minute through IUC top-up vouchers till such time that TRAI moves to zero termination charge regime. “Jio will provide additional data entitlement of equivalent value based on IUC topup voucher consumption. This will ensure no increase in tariff for customers,” Jio said. Jio said it has, in last three years, paid other operators like Airtel and Vodafone-Idea nearly Rs 13,500 crore as net IUC charges. K Y M C



LCU holds seminar on social teachings

Speakers and priests at the seminar on October 8.

DIMAPUR: Lotha Catholic Union (LCU) held a seminar on social teachings of Catholic at Youth Centre DBHSS Wokha, with Elias T Lotha, former president Catholic Association of Nagaland (CAN) and Johnny Roungmei, former secretary general, Catholic Association of Nagaland (CAN) as the main speakers on October 8. A press release from LCU general secretary, M. Samuel Ezung stated that, Elias T Lotha exhorted

the gathering on the social teachings of Catholic church since its inception as laid down by St. Peter. Highlighting from the Bible verses he urged upon the congregation to love their neighbour and to be an agent of change and that every individual should imbibe the principal of evangelization in order to reach out to those who are unreached. He encouraged the congregation to impart quality teachings of Catholic church, urging the faith-

ful to re-examine whether they were a true Christian. On the dignity of work and rights of workers he urged the congregation to participate in the creative work of God and not only for individual’s survival. He implored the gathering to follow the teachings of Christ, respecting the rights and needs of others and integrating into the achievement of the common good for all without any distinction. Johnny Roungmei,

in his address said that Catholic social teachings is a church doctrine directed from the teachings of Christ and a directive for action with an aim to help, purify, reason, contribute, acknowledge and attainment of justice and paving the way to leading a good life. He laid stress on common good by urging the congregation not to be selfish or self-centered but by sharing the gifts of God among the community and develop and grow not as an individual but as a community. During discussion hour on various areas concerning Catholic social teachings all the queries were responded. Earlier the programme chaired by M. Samuel Ezung witnessed a special number from Shanchobeni Kikon, invocation by Rev. Fr. A. D. Jose parish priest Wokha, welcome address by Aremo Patton literature secretary, LCU, vote of thanks by Nzanbemo Lapon, vice president, LCU and benediction by Rev. Fr. John Ntonsi Yanthan, parish in-charge Longsa.

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BS&G camp concludes in Kiphire

Campers ready to move from IR Camp Kiphire to Kiphire town. (NP)

KIPHIRE, OCT 9 (NPN): Three-day long camping of Bharat Scouts & Guides Kiphire district was held at 14 IR Camp Aokhe Zong Kiphire, wherein 39 campers attended the programme. The camp which was held from October 6 concluded on October 8. The young students who came from different schools took vigorous 12 km long trek to reach Kiphire town on Tuesday evening. During the camp,

classes for Pravesh to Twitiya, rope knotting, recreational hours, flag hoisting ceremony, camp fire, sightseeing etc were conducted throughout. Special time for Swatcch Bharat and plastic waste management was also given to the students. Meanwhile, the district organizing commissioner (S/G)Kiphire, Naro on behalf of the group expressed appreciation to the 14 IR Kiphire for providing space for the camp.

Farewell programmes held in Mokokchung, Pfutsero

Senior staff officer Watilemba (seated center) along with his staff. (NP) Correspondent

MOKOKCHUNG, OCT 9 (NPN): Department of Home Guards & Civil Defence (HG&CD), Mokokchung, accorded a farewell programme, at the premise of district headquarter, Wednesday, for district commandant (recently promoted to senior staff officer), Watilemba. In his farewell speech, Watilemba thanked his staff and personnel for the love, support and co-operation rendered towards his command for the last 21 years,

which he will forever cherish, he added. He urged the staff to accord the same towards the new district commandant, in order to make Mokokchung HG&CD, a role model district in the state. The senior staff officer further called on the staff and personnel HG&CD to remain ever united, to be in the service of the people with great dedication. Earlier short speeches were delivered from the representatives of the women cell, static posts, traffic, SDRF, security guards, staff and officers. The occasion

was chaired by company commander PT Jamir, invocation by LDA I. Mar Jamir and benediction by Zhutulie. PGC: Pfutsero Government College (PGC) bid farewell to Thangkhotinlal (Lalboi) Singsit, vice principal on October 1. A press release from PGC mass media communication convenor Neiko Ritse stated that, outgoing vice principal, Thangkhotinlal Lalboi Singsit shared about the struggles and challenges faced by the college in the initial years

Seminar on Catholic faith and marriage

DIMAPUR: Chakhesang Catholic Association (CCA) along with Chakhesang Catholic Youth Association (CCYA) organized a one-day seminar on “Catholic faith and marriage” and “Lay Apostolate” at Holy Family Parish, Pfütsero on October 2. A press release from CCA president, Dr. Rosou Pohena stated that, resource persons were Rocus Chasie, first president, Catholic Association of Nagaland (CAN) and joint director (Rtd) H&FW Nagaland. The first session on “Catholic Faith and marriage” was conducted by Chasie giving importance to the communion of the union of man and woman. He added that marriage was a special vocation called to by God and an oath between the couple and God himself. The issues of marriage preparation, divorce, inter-marriages, and impediments of marriage were other highlights shared

by the resource person. In the second session, the speaker spoke on the role and importance of “Lay Apostolate” in the Church and its mission. Chasie asserted the power of the Holy Rosary, its importance with special reference in a students’ life, the sacraments of the Catholic church and the truths. Er. Mhaseto Lancelot Nakro, principal Govt. Polytechnic College, Atoizu and general secretary CAN exhorted the gathering. He asked the faithful to take the walk of faith and experience the growth in Christ and live a life that is limitless in grace. Five parishes of the CCA, Pfütsero, Chizami, Lozaphuhu, Razeba and Thenyizumi along with the Chakhesang Catholic Community Kohima (CCCK) and Chakhesang Catholic Women Association (CCWA) participated in the seminar. Seminar concluded with a panel discussion and adoption of resolution.

CMO Tsg inaugurates new health and wellness centre DIMAPUR: Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Tuensang Dr.T.Pangjung Sangtam inaugurated the new health and wellness centre of new Chingmei SC-HWC (Tuensang Sadar block) under Tuensang district on September 30. A press release from district media officer, Tuensang, Apheang stated that during the inaugural function, CMO, Dr.T.Pangjung talked about the important of non communicable diseases (NCD) like diabetes, K Y M C

cancer, blood pressure and heart diseases. He advised the villagers to start screening on NCD and availed medical services for the prevention and control of NCD. Also speaking in the programme, he requested the villagers cooperate with the health staff to make the health centre fully functional. Short speeches were delivered by Chuba VCC, Chingmei and Somba VCC, C/Saddle. The func-

tion was chaired by Somba VHC Chingmei and vote of thanks by Namang VCC, new Chingmei village. Meanwhile, RCH outreach health camps were also conducted at New Chingmei SC-HWC. Villagers from Taknyu, Chingmei, Saddle, Waoshu and Yimpang villages under Chingmei range availed the medical services in the camp. More than 80 OPD registered during the camp.

nye, president CPO, Puneru Rose; Head GB & former board member, Neikhwetso Mero, president, PTA Association PGCP, Reka Mero, president Alumni Association, EGF Pfutsero and the PGCSU student executive. Cognizance messages were sent by Neiba Kronu, Chotisuh Sazo, Thenucho Tunyi, Kewekhape Therie, Deo Nukhu, former principals Dr. Stephen Lotha and Dr. Watijungshi Jamir. D r. M o a n o c h e t Longchar, principal PGCP gave a brief remark about the outgoing vice-princi-

EUKSC golden jubilee: Evangelical Union Kohima Science college (EUKSC) (Autonomous) Jotsoma would be celebrating its golden jubilee with the theme “Jubilation to His Faithfulness” on October 12, 3.30 p.m and on October 13, 10 a.m and 4 p.m at auditorium Kohima Science college Jotsoma. DEO-DCPU Kohima informs: DEO of district child protection unit (DCPU), Kohima under department of Social Welfare has informed that there will be oneday sensitization programme on “child rights & role of village level child protection committee” for the villages under Chiephobozou block on October 10, 11 a.m at DB’s court, Chiephobozou. All the villages under Chiepgobozou block are requested to send two representative each from village council, women & youth organization to attend the programme. DC Mokokchung notifies: Deputy commissioner & vice-chairman, district planning and development board (DPDB), Mokokchung, Rajesh Soundararajan, has informed all the DPDB members that the date and time of DPDB meeting for the month of October 2019 will be notified later. WWO Wokha informs: Women welfare officer (WWO), DLCW, Dr. Wonchano E. Enny informed that the district administration in collaboration with Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) and Sakhi-One Stop Centre Wokha, under the banner of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) will be observing the International Day of the Girl Child on October 11, 11 a.m at town hall Wokha. All private, government schools and colleges have been asked to nominate 40 students’ from class 8 and above from each respective schools and colleges to attend the function. CGOK annual general meeting: Chakhroma Gazetted Officers Krotho (CGOK) annual general meeting has been convened for October 12 at Chümoukedima town council (CTC) hall. All members both retired and active have been requested to attend the programme positively. AH&VS Kohima informs: Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services (AH&VS) Kohima has informed all livestock owners and farmers that it will carrying out Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccination on cows, buffaloes, mithuns, pigs, goat & sheep on a mission mode under the programme NADCP - “FMD Mukt Bharat”. All livestock owners are appealed to mandatorily get their animals vaccinated from the nearest veterinary hospitals/ dispensaries /health centres /vaccination visiting the villages/ wards/colonies. All village functionaries/councils have been requested to direct the livestock owners in the respective villages for compulsory vaccination.

Father’s camp conducted at Zhavame town

Outgoing vice principal with PGC faculty and others.

but how he shared the vision with the first principal Lt. Weprenyi Kapfo and the community in building the college. He acknowledged the selfless contributions of all the leaders, the surrounding villages, elders, college staff and colleagues who nurtured the college to where it is now. Some noteworthy achievements during his tenure in the college includes the college undertaking by government of Nagaland in 2009, attaining 2(f) for the college, and many others. Speeches were delivered by Mikha Ke-

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pal in the session chaired by Tavezo Theluo assistant professor. Singsit had served the college for the past 35 years. Programme ended with the college anthem “Meliora” written by the vice principal T.L.Singsit. Rev. Dzuthohu Kezo, pastor, Kikruma Baptist Church gave the benediction. Guests included administration, public organization, former board members, stake holders, parent-teacher association, alumni, public leaders and well-wishers graced the farewell programme.

Noble Deeds Day observed at NGA Chuchuyimlang

Camp officials with speakers.

DIMAPUR: Zhavame Baptist town dwellers conducted a father’s camp from October 4 to 7, under the theme “A Godly father” sponsored by the Zhavame Baptist Church (ZBC). A press release from ZBC stated that, the camp was held at Zion Prayer Centre, Sechü, Zubza. Speakers for the camp included Rev. Dr. Vevo Phesao, senior pastor, Chakhesang Baptist Church Ministers’ Hill, Kohima, Rev. Dr. Ciekroveyi Cho-o, associate professor, Oriental Theological Seminary, Bade, Dimapur, and

Rev. Akha Shupao, pastor, Zhavame Baptist Church. They spoke on various topics such as “A Father is an image of God”, “Family Economy and Management”, “Father’s role in the family”, “A Godly Father”, “Effective Parenting” and “A Changed Father”. Bible study was led by Rakodu Nukhu, church secretary, Chakhesang Baptist Church, Ministers’ Hill, Kohima. This was the first camp held for the town dwellers and a total of 95 fathers from Phek, Pfütsero, Dimapur, and Kohima took part.

NSCN (I-M) condolence

Lanumatong senior volunteer NGA sharing on the life and works of late Natwar Thakkar.

DIMAPUR: First ever Noble Deeds Day was observed by community members of Chuchuyimlang on October 9 to commemorate the 87th birth anniversary of Padmashree late Natwar Thakkar in recognition of his lifelong commitment to serve the community on Gandhian lines. A press release from Nagaland Gandhi Ashram Chuchuyimlang stated that, significant decision to celebrate Noble Deeds Day came on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, when the chair-

man of the village council, Ao Sanen Pongen urged citizens of Chuchuyimlang to observe the day every year by carrying out noble actions to benefit the life of those less privileged. Celebration of Noble Deeds Day was a display of great solidarity with the council’s decision as people from all walks of life paid rich tributes to their leader in a public function organised on the Nagaland Gandhi Ashram premises. The function was followed by a blood donation camp to which local youth enthusiastically volunteered. A free eye screening camp has also been organized

in association with Jorhat Lions Eye Hospital. Due to popular demand, the eye camp is being extended until the next day. N a t wa r T h a k k a r, a Gujarati by birth established the Nagaland Gandhi Ashram in Chuchuyimlang in 1955. The occasion was also graced by the presence of representatives from ten other village councils and town committees that fall under Chuchuyimlang administrative circle. The Ashram continues to function under the guardianship of Thakkar’s wife, Lentina Ao Thakkar, also a Padmashree recipient.

DIMAPUR: NSCN (I-M) has expressed grief at the untimely demise of late ‘captain’ Phaningmi Awungshi (Naga Army No. 41466/08) of Security Task Force (STF) Battalion, Naga Army from Phalee village under Wung Tangkhul Region (WTR) on October 8 after a prolonged illness. NSCN (I-M) through its MIP stated that late Phaningmi enrolled in Naga national ser vice on February 2, 2008 and served with unwavering national spirit until his demise. MIP stated that the void created by his demise

would be difficult to fill in and added that for his selfless contribution to the Naga national cause, his name shall be recorded in the pages of Naga history and his sacrifices ever be cherished by all. Further, the office of the Longvibu, Naga Army bestowed upon him posthumously the rank of ‘Major’ in recognition of his service to the Naga nation, stated the release. GPRN further conveyed deep condolences to the bereaved family members and pray to the Almighty God to grant his soul eternal peace and rest.

Kuzhami Chakhesang Baptist Church (KCBC), Kohima youth ministry organized a youth camp at Youth Oasis Centre, Dimapur from October 4 to 6, under the theme “Fully Alive”. (KCBC youth ministry) K Y M C Poll Q.: Is the FIR against 50 celebs for writing the open letter to PM tenable ? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%


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Guwahati A thunderstorm or two

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AYSU members, public and others at the SDO (C) office to make their appeal.

DIMAPUR: Concerned citizens of Ahthibung under the initiative of the Ahthibung Youth and students union (AYSU) has appealed for immediate solution and peaceful settlement in regard to Ahthibung adhocTown Committee (ATC). A press release from AYSU chairman Jangkhopao Thomson stated that, as per memorandum submitted to the SDO (C) Ahthibung, Ruopfukuotou Noudi on August 23, 2019 by the concerned citizens of Ahthibung under the initiative of the Ahthibung Youth and students union (AYSU) it has been clearly mentioned that the con-

cerned authority within 72 hours to readdress and settle the issue regarding the designation of the portfolios of the Ahthibung adhoc-Town Committie (ATC). In this regard, the AYSU stated that, the colony-wise election of the members for the ATC was successfully conducted on August 1 but to no avail as the administration has not paid heed and attention to address the issue even to this day. AYSU also stated that, MLA 6 Tening A/C has “verbally ordered the district administration (DC Peren) to keep on hold the formation of the ATC”.

AYSU therefore questions as to why formation of an adhoc-town committee is being troubled by the MLA and further pointed out that this “unprecedented interference will only hamper the balanced environment and further create a gap between the people and the concerned authority if, not settled at the earliest”. Stating that public seeks immediate solution and peaceful-settlement, the AYSU stressed that further ignorance will only lead to violent and untoward incident in the near future for which the concerned authority will be held solely responsible.

RNLB conducts seminar on Naga heritage studies

DIMAPUR: Rengma Nthenyi Literature Board (RNLB) organised a oneday seminar on the basic principles of writing and reading in Nthenyi dialect and how to properly teach the students the Naga Heritage Studies Text Book from classes 1 to 8 in the Nthinye speaking areas at Jireh School, Chunlikha on October 8. A press release from RNLB Khinyi Woch stated that, in the first session, Kewachu Semy, chairman RNLB took the session on principles of writing and reading of Nthinye dialect, how to use spelling to differentiate the similar pronunciations to differentiate the meanings, using double vowels to make the high and low sounds; and straight tuning in Nthenyi language. He also stressed on the unavoidable usage of the alphabet Q and X in Nthenyi dialects to make exact pronunciation and assign

World mental health day

Dimapur: State Mental Health Institute Kohima (SMHIK) in collaboration with District Mental Health Programme Kohima will observe World Mental Health Day on October 10, 11 a.m at the institute premises.

LFA advocacy programme on HIV & AIDS at SBS

LFA team with principal and students of Shalom Bible Seminary, Zubza on October 8.

DIMAPUR: Legislators’ with Shalom Bible SemiForum on AIDS (LFA) nary (SBS) on October 8. organised advocacy proA press release from gramme on HIV/AIDS LFA Nagaland state con-



Nagaland Post, Dimapur THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019

sultant Dr. Vinito L. Chishi stated that, Hukatoli from LFA gave a presentation on HIV&AIDS scenario of

Nagaland. She also shared the concern on increasing number of HIV infection in the state and highlighted

social concern and responsibility with particular emphasis on its consequences, challenges and importance of responsible living. Dr. Vinito L. Chishi, in his introductory speech shared that with the ever increasing HIV&AIDS scenario in Nagaland, there was a clarion call for church leaders to take initiative toward HIV&AIDS ministry for prevention, care and support. He encouraged the students who are preparing to enter Christian ministry, to make use of their leadership opportunity by taking positive initiatives in addressing the issues related to HIV&AIDS with regard to reducing stigma, discrimination and prevention aiming towards creating an AIDS free generation. Benediction was delivered by Rev. Dr. Iralu principal, Shalom Bible Seminary.

RNLB members and others at the one-day seminar.

of the Rengma Nthenyi. The second session was taken over by Shulipfu Kath, secretary RNLB and acting as language assistant, Nthenyi made an assessment of Nthenyi on the Rengma Nthenyi Text Book Naga Heritage Studies from classes 1 to 8 published by SCERT. He also clarifed the doubts and the difficulties using the terms of language

sought by the participants. He explained the difficult words and the meanings of the newly coined words in Nthenyi, and emphasised more on poems which the teachers were finding difficult to understand to explain to the students. The seminar was attended by more than 30 teachers from 15 schools both government and private

schools under the Nthenyi speaking areas. Seminar was chaired and moderated by Khinyi Woch. He also briefed the participants on the fast development of the Nthenyi literature within a short span of 2 (two) and half years of the government approval the board. Benediction was given by Rev. Tusaya Kath.

Awareness campaign held on PM-KMY

D I M A P U R : O n e - d ay awareness campaign on Pradhan Mantri MaanDhan Yojana (PM-KMY) was conducted by the subdivisional agriculture office (SDAO) Naginimora on October 9. A press release from SDAO H. Lawrence stated that, Yanlem Phom, EAC Naginimora as a special guest, urged the farmers to avail the scheme and encouraged them to regisYanlem Phom, EAC Naginimora speaking at the ter under the programme. programme. Lawrence, SDAO Naginimora, in his address explained the guidelines and features of the scheme. Pongmei Konyak, CSC manager, Naginimora also spoke on the registration process for the scheme. Pradhan Mantri Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY) is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme for the entry group of 18-40 years. It provides an assured monthly pension of Rs. 3000/month to all Small and Marginal Farmers (SMFs) on attaining the age of 60 years with a monthly members contribution ranging from Rs.55-200 as per the age of entry. 70 farmers from Naginimora and surrounding villages attended the programme.

Money shouldn’t be barrier to serve humanity: Nicky PGOF 14th biennial conference

Dr Neikiesalie Nicky Kire with the members of NMSA. (NP)

Correspondent KOHIMA, OCT 9 (NPN): Considering frequent allegations of government doctors doing private practices in private nursing homes even after availing non-practising allowances from the government, Urban Development & Municipal Affairs adviser Dr Neikiesalie Nicky Kire advised Nagaland Medical Students Association (NMSA) members not to let money act as a barrier to serve humanity. Addressing the 23rd general conference of the association at ATI here on Wednesday, Nicky recalled his time when operation K Y M C

theatres opened at 8 am. He, however, lamented that today even after 9.30 or 10 am the doctors were often not seen in OPD and by 1 pm many were seen in private nursing homes. Speaking on the theme “Learn to Serve Humanity”, he advised the medical students to learn to be humble if they really wanted to serve humanity and asked them not to join government service, if they desired to earn money. He also asked the students to be prepared to work in any place of their posting, if they really meant to serve the people, urging them to be where they could

deliver their best service to humanity and encouraged them not to be complacent with MBBS and go for specialisation. Shortage of 287 specialist doctors Speaking on the occasion, health & family welfare principal director Dr Vikeyie Losu said as per Indian Public Health Standard there was a shortage of 287 specialist doctors and about 130 general medical practitioners in the State. He these shortages could not be met at one time and expressed the hope that there would be a breakthrough very soon. Mentioning that there

were only few medical posts created in the State since 2008 (nine MBBS and 16 BDS posts), Losu said the department had proposed creation of 53 posts during cadre review and the matter was being processed. He remarked that doctors could work with missionary zeal by reaching the poor, admitting that their patience and temperament were often put to test but reminded them to hold to the Bible as their guide. The principal director observed that people had highest respect towards the doctors, adding expectations came along with the respect. He, therefore, asked the doctors to realise the nature of their profession, while urging them to dream big but with the will to serve the people too. In his presidential address, NMSA president Lichumo Ezung stressed creation of more MBBS and BDS posts, increase in book grant, medical college, strict implementation of eligibility criteria of candidates, provision of medical library and sponsorship of medical students for post-graduates and higher studies. Tali Angh presented a special song, while the programme was compeered by Onshong B Phom and Nokekuno Vizol.

DIMAPUR: Pochury Gazetted Officers’ For um (PGOF) held its 14th biennial general conference at Tourist Lodge, Dimapur with Lhoubeilatuo Kire addl. chief secretary to CM, DUDA, Tribal Affairs, Environment, Forest & Climate Change as special invitee on October 8. A press release from PGOD information and publicity secretar y, N. Nyuthe stated that, Lhoubeilatuo Kire expressed that it was a day to look into the past, introspect the present and look towards the future with the motto “To serve with dignity”. Kire appealed for the need to protect and preserve the fragile environment and suggested that people should avoid going after short term benefits but encouraged the practice of long term sustainability. Kire also made reference to the RIINS and pointed out that it was a design to ascertain the indigenous status of the people and to ensure that the rights and properties of the indigenous people were fully protected and to prepare the sustainable way for the younger generations to come. Kire also made it clear that the RIINS exercise was not against any bonafide Indian citizen since their due right will be fully protected. He stated this will require due

diligence on the part of the stakeholders and asked the members to play proactive roles in the issues facing the society at large. Er. Chirhotho Rasutho, president PGOF in his presidential address earlier had welcomed all present and stated that the PGOF started humbly with few visionary leaders/members numbering 23 in the year 1996 and has reached a considerable strength of 126 members as per the latest report. He also read out the forum’s visions and objectives and called upon all the members to rededicate themselves to the motto. Earlier, rogramme was led by Chiiratho Katiry, vice president, PGOF, Fr John Latsiitho Poji, vice principal & administrator, North East Institute of Social Sciences & Research Dimapur said the invocation, short speech by Zhitho Nyuthe, president, Pochury Hoho Dimapur, Guoro Pojar presented two special songs and vote of thanks was said by Nyuvitho Nyuthe, gen. secretary PGOF. Benediction was pronounced by Rev. Hopejoy Sharu, pastor, Pochury Baptist Church Chumukedima. New office bearers for the tenure (2019-21) is led by Rhovisie Nyuwi as president and Er. Chura Katity as gen. secretary along with five others. K Y M C



NEEPCO mishap: Rescuers await fall in water level

NEEPCO are yet to lower the water level of the project site, which washed away four employees.

IMPHAL, Oct 9: The 70th Territorial Army Day was celebrated in Manipur on Wednesday in a function organised by state home department at the banquet hall of 1st Manipur Rifles The function was attended by state chief minister N Biren Singh and deputy chief minister Y Joykumar among others. Addressing the occasion, the chief minister assured that the state government would extend all possible supports to security forces/agencies to ensure that the security environment in the state continues to improve so that the momentum of development in the state was maintained. Singh said the Territorial Army had unfailingly risen to the challenges whenever it had been called upon to serve the nation. The force continues to provide invaluable support through its commitment, bravery and sacrifice, he added. (Correspondent)

PPFA urges govt to revive Hindu shrine in Balochistan G u wahat i , O c t 9 (IANS): The Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) has urged the BJP-led NDA government to work towards revitalising the historic Hinglaj Mata temple in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, as it shares a connection with Kamrup Kamakhya legends. The Hinglaj Mata Shakti Peeth temple is located in a mountain cave on the bank of Hingol river inside Hingol National Park, adjacent to the Makran coast of the Arabian Sea in southwest Pakistan and is a revered place for Hindus as thousands gather there to pray. Baloch nationalist leader Hyrbyair Marri, in a recent conversation with journalists of Guwahati Press Club via video conferencing, mentioned about the temple which is presently in a deplorable condition due to indifferent attitude of Pakistani authorities. Marri, who is the president of the Free Balochistan Movement, however, stated that Baloch nationalists have a high regard for the Hindu shrine even though the majority of them are Muslims. According to religious legend, Sati’s head smeared with ‘Hingul’ (vermillion) had fallen at the spot where the Hinglaj Mata temple is located. “We appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take personal interest to enhance diplomatic efforts to revive the Hinglaj temple and pave the way for Indian pilgrims to visit the shrine. As the Baloch nationalists are secular in nature, they may also be taken into confidence in fulfilling the mission,” a PPFA statement said on Wednesday. K Y M C

Drugs worth Rs 1.41 cr seized

IMPHAL, Oct 9: Troops of Assam Rifles seized contraband drugs worth Rs 1.41 crore near Aishi village in Manipur UkhruI district bordering Myanmar on October 8. A release of the IGAR(S) on Wednesday stated that troops intercepted and apprehended a suspect near Aishi village acting on intelligence inputs regarding transportation of contraband drugs. The accused was later identified as ThongKhomin Haokip, a resident of Aishi village from whom the troops seized 700 grams of Brown Sugar and 300 WIY tablets together worth 1.41 crore during a thorough search. The apprehended individual along with the recovered items have been handed over to Chassad police station for further investigation, the release added. (Correspondent)

KOHIMA, OCT 9: Army Recruitment Rally would be held at Bongaigaon (Assam) on December 14, 2019 for enrolment of youths from Nagaland only. A press release by PRO (Defence) stated that the online application has started and will remain open till November 18, 2019. Aspiring candidates can log on to to register. Candidates who

have registered in the previous rally can login directly and check eligibility and apply fresh. The release added that vacancies are for Soldier Nursing Assistant (10+2 / Intermediate exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with 50% marks in aggregate and 40% in each subject) and Sepoy Pharma (10+2/ Intermediate exam pass and qualified in D


INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB) Bid No: EE/MAD/HIGH-MAST/ZBT/82 Dated Kohima, the 9th OCT, 2019 1. The Executive Engineer, Directorate of Municipal Affairs, Kohima, Nagaland for and on behalf of the Government of Nagaland invites item rate for the work detailed in the table from eligible and approved Contractors, Under a Single Firm registered with both Nagaland PWD & Nagaland Chief Electrical Inspectorate. Approx value Bid Tender Period of Sl. Name of work Quantity of work Security Fee completion No. (` in lakh) (` in lakh) (Rs) 62.42

(K. ZCHICHA) Gen. Secretary DYBP



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be conducted at Bongaigaon on 19 Jan 2020. For any other queries, candidates can call the following telephone numbers; 03862-248845&8974958673 from 8:30 am to 2 pm on working days for the entire duration. Last date of registration is November 18, 2019, the release added.



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Pharma with minimum 55% marks in aggregate and registered with State Pharmaceutical Council/ Pharmacy council of India. Individuals qualified in B Pharma with minimum 50% marks and registered with State Pharmaceutical Council/ Pharmacy council of India) are also eligible. CEE will

With immense pride and honour, we the Dimapur Yachem Buhu Pangthei would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Shri. LIMAYANGER PHOM on being promoted to the post of Economics & Statistics Officer under the Department of Economics & Statistics, Nagaland, Kohima. The Pangthei further wishes and pray that our Almighty God bless and guide him in his future endeavours.



IMPHAL, Oct 9: Employees of Manipur Consume Affair, Food and Public Distribution (CAF&PD) department on Wednesday staged a sit-in-protest in Imphal against a recent bomb attack at the house of one of their staffs. On October 5 last, suspected militants hurled a hand grenade at the residence of a store keeper of the CAF&PD in which no one was injured. E m p l oye e s o f t h e CAF&PD alleged that the recent bomb blast at the residence of store keeper Premkumar Sharma of Saoibam Leikai in Imphal East district was part of series of threats and bomb attacks at the residences of the employees of the department by miscreants. The employees said they received threats from miscreants who identified themselves as cadres of an armed group while reminding them of another such bomb attack at the residence of one of their staffs on September 8 this year. It may be recalled that on September 8, a bomb was planted by unidentified miscreants at the gate of the residence of Ch Purnachandra Singh, a staff of the department in Imphal’s Kwakeithel. “Under such circumstances, we are work-

Manipur CAF PD employees staging protest at the residence of a staff in Imphal on Wednesday. ing in the office with tension miscreants were threatening and stress, said SA Halim, them not to release the PDS president of CAF&PD De- items. Instead of pressurpartment Employees’ Union izing them, they need go to under which the employees the higher authorities, he staged the sit-in-protest at questioned the suspected the premises of the head militants threatening the office of CAF&PD in Im- employees. phal’s Sangaiporou. Asserting that to disCAF& PD department tribute PDS item was the is responsible for distribu- bounden duty of the employtion of items under public ees of the CAF&PD, Halim distribution system (PDS) appealed to the militants not including implementation to hinder the employees of National Food Secu- discharging their duties to rity Act in Manipur to the ensure PDS items reaches people through government the beneficiaries. appointed PDS agents. At the same time, if The duty of the em- many mistake or doubt was ployees was to release the there while the employPDS items as per govern- ees were discharging their ment policy to the beneficia- duties, they should lodge ries through the PDS agents complaint with the higher and timely release of the authority, instead of threatitems was the bounden duty ening them, he said. of the employees. He alleged that their “We have nothing to working environment has do with the allocation of been greatly disturbed by the the PDS items. It is upto persisting threats and bomb the higher authorities of the attacks. Employees are now government,” the president apprehensive of staying in said while alleging that the their houses, he added.

Army recruitment rally for Naga youth in Bongaigaon

OFFICE OF THE DIMAPUR LAKHUTI EKHUNG DIMAPUR : NAGALAND. Ntsitayi : Dated 12-10-2019 lojo Dimapur Lakhuti-i Ekhung nzontsu sanrhyu liala, hoji tsukona, kvutata Dimapur lo Lakhuti-i vanchosana topvuna oro thetale to ntsitala Meta :- D.B.S Compound Dimapur Yuta :- 10 :30 A.M DP-7496



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2. The period of availability of bid, date and time of bid submission and date and time of opening of bids are given below. Availability of tender Start and end Date and time documents for bidders for submission of bid of opening of bids. From To From To Technical Bid Financial Bid. 10/10/2019 17/10/2019 10/10/2019 17/10/2019 18/10/2019 Will be notified 12:00 PM 5:00 PM 12:00 PM 5:00 PM 1:00 PM separately 3. The bids must also be accompanied by bid security of the amount specified for the works in the table above. Bid security will have to be in the form as specified in the bidding document and shall have to be valid for 45 days beyond the validity of the bid. 4. Before submission of bids, bidders must ensure that the scanned copy of all the necessary documents have been attached with bid. The detail of cost of documents and bid security specified in tender documents should be the same as submitted otherwise bid will summarily be rejected. The department does not take any responsibility for the delay caused due to traffic jam etc. 5. The bids will be opened as per time schedule mentioned in the table above in the presence of bidders who wish to attend on the scheduled date and time in the office of the Executive Engineer, Directorate Of Municipal Affairs, Kohima Nagaland. If the office happens to be closed on the date of opening of bids as specified, the bids will be opened on the next working day at the same time and venue. 6. Bids once submitted cannot be resubmitted or withdrawn after the proposal due date and time. 7. Conditional bids and the bids not meeting the qualification criteria on the date of receipt of bids shall be summarily rejected. 8. The other detail can be seen in the bidding documents. 9. The Executive Engineer, Directorate Of Municipal Affairs Kohima Nagaland reserves the right to accept or reject any or all tenders without assigning any reason thereof. 10. Only Single Firms registered With Both PWD NAGALAND & Chief Electrical Inspectorate can Bid. Sd/Executive Engineer Directorate of Municipal Affairs Kohima, Nagaland DC-1458

The Luhevi Village Students' Union and the Luhevi Village Council would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to the following individuals for their achievements :1. Miss Alvina Achumi Daughter of Mr. David & Mrs. Khetoli Achumi for securing 1st Division in B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture from Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun 2. Miss Ikatoli P. Achumi Daughter of Mr. Piwoto and Mrs. Tokheli Achumi for securing 1st Division in B. Tech Civil Engineering from Don Bosco University, Guwahati The Union and Village Council further wish both the very best in all their future endeavors. Avika Zhimomi President LVSU

Xukiye Zhimomi Chairman Luhevi Village Council

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With immense pride and honour, the Cherüdiki Women Organisation would like to convey our heartiest congratulations to the following individuals:1. Mrs. R. Khrienuo Tachü, w/o Theyiekielie Tachü of Rüsoma Village on being appointed as Chairperson of the Nagaland State Commission for Women (NSCW) 2. Dr. Visiezolie Yashü, s/o Lt. Vikhrielie Yashü of Dihoma Village on being conferred Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) from Education Deptt. Nagaland University on the topic “Performance of Government and Private Colleges in Nagaland : A Comparative Study” 3. Dr. Vinyühu Lhoungu, s/o Lt. Pfusielie Lhoungu of Dihoma Village on being conferred Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) from the Deptt. Economics, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) Shillong on the topic “Public Expenditure and Economics Growth in Nagaland: (1980-81 to 2013-14)” Further the Organisation wishes them good health, wisdom and success in their future endeavours. Sd/Bunuo Pienyü Anne Mezhü President Secretary Cherüdiki Women Organisation Cherüdiki Women Organisation


Mnp celebrates Territorial Army Day

The dam level is also being lowered to mitigate the problem,” she said adding experts from the NHPC and Bhakra have been rushed to the spot. “It’s an unavoidable accident. The reasons are being investigated,” she said. The Congress in Assam, however, blamed the tragedy on the central government for not releasing Rs. 200 crore approved by the then Congress-led UPA government in 2014 for maintenance of the project. “Major repairing of the project was due in 2014. The pipeline expired its life span in 2014. But it couldn’t be done as the NDA government didn’t release the amount approved by the UPA government,” said Durga Das Boro, senior spokesman of the Assam Congress unit.

“GS SCORE being a dedicated and premiere institute for Civil Services Examination preparation, both in offline and online mode with one and only objective of helping the fellow aspirants in their preparation. Through this scholarship test many aspirants will be at an added advantage to seek proper guidance and training and will be prepared to face not only competitive examinations but also succeed in modelling their respective career paths.” Manoj K Jha, Faculty, GS Score said. For further information related to online registration process, syllabus and scheme of examination, students can logon to scholarship/north-east or drop their queries to info@

OFFICE OF THE CHAKHROMA GAZETTED OFFICERS’ KROTHO HQ. CHUMOUKEDIMA, NAGALAND The Annual General Meeting of the Chakhroma Gazetted Officers’ Krotho (CGOK) will be held on the 12th Oct. ’19 (Saturday) at 11:00 am at CTC Hall, Chumoukedima. Shri Zhaleo Rio, IAS (Retd.), the Honourable Advisor, Sericulture, Excise and Minority Affairs, Government of Nagaland has kindly consented to grace the occasion as the special guest. All the retired as well as the active CGOK members are therefore, requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting without fail. SEDEVIKHO KHRO President, CGOK



level falls, we will start rescue operations,” he said. However, the locals said the NEEPCO had failed to lower the intake gate and the water was not receding. “There was no proper maintenance and the intake gate became non-functional. Its more than 48 hours after the gushing water entered the project site. But they are yet to lower the water level,” said brother of Robert Baite, one of the three employees missing since Monday. Aprt from Baite, Prem Pal Balmiki, Joy Sing Timung and one contractor were working at the power house when the tragedy struck. The four are missing since then. “The gate at the intake is being lowered by the NEEPCO emergency team.

Kohima: GS Score in collaboration with TEC Trust (Tasar Education and charitable Trust) will organise a scholarship test for Civil services aspirants from North-east region on 20th October 2019. ‘Super 100 Scholarship Test’ is a Civil Service coaching and guidance program 2021, for serious aspirants aiming to become IAS officers. Through this scholarship test, top 100 aspirants from North East region preparing for Civil Services examination will be given scholarship. The test is scheduled to be conducted in Delhi, Guwahati, Itanagar, Shillong, Imphal. The top 5 students will receive a 100% scholarship, 75% for the next 10 students, 50% for the next 40 and 30% scholarship for the next 45 students.

Mnp CAF&PD dept stage protest against frequent bomb threats


G u wahat i , O c t 9 (IANS): Rescuers wait at the flooded power project in the Dima Hasao district of Assam as the North East Electric & Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) are yet to lower the water level of the project site, which got flooded on Monday washing away four employees. A NEEPCO spokesperson on Wednesday said the penstock (pipe) carrying water from the tunnel to the power house burst around 4.30 a.m. on October 7 and damaged the isolating valve, meant to stop the water flow, causing the tragedy. NEEPCO General Manager Debotosh Bhatacharjee said they had been able to lower the intake gate to substantial level. “The water at the project site is receding. Once the water

Scholarship test for Civil Service aspirants of NE

Nagaland Post, Dimapur THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019



Date, Longleng the 03rd Oct. 2019


Whereas, Smti Alem Phom of Hukphang village has applied for issue of Succession Certificate to operate/draw/transfer/withdraw the debts & securities in respect of late Shri N. Angtok SI NPTO who expired on 01-092019. Now therefore, public are hereby asked to file claims/objection if any, within one month from the date of issue of this notice. (M. SHAYUNG PHOM) NCS K-2760 Deputy Commissioner, Longleng, Nagaland



Longleng the 16-08-2019


Whereas, Shri/Smti/Kumari T. Tonghon Phom of Yongam Village/Town has applied for issue of Succession Certificate to Operate Draw/Transfer/Withdraw the securities in respect of Late Shri/Smti/Kumari A. Angmei Phom who expired on 07-10-2018. Now therefore, public are hereby asked to file claims/ objection, if any, within one month from the date of issue of this notice.


(John Tsulise Sangtam) Deputy Commissioner Longleng : Nagaland

The Assemblies of God of East India, Youth Alive Wokha Section held its First Youth Revival from 4th-6th October 2019, under the theme, "PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE" (Jer. 29:11, James 4:13-15) at Bethesda AG Church, Dimapur. The Speakers for the Youth Revival were Rev. Moses Murry, Gen. Suptd., AGEI, Rev. Zuchamo Shitiri, Presbyter, Wokha Section, Ps. Khonbemo Ngullie, AG Lotha Church, Kohima, Ps. Nzamo Ngullie, Asso. Ps. AG Church, Wokha Town & Ps. Chenithung Shitiri, Director ACF. Youth Alive Wokha Section office bearer’s extend its sincere gratitude and appreciation to all the speakers for their anointing message to the delegates and also special thanks to AG Lotha Church, Kohima, AG Church, Wokha Town & Seitheke Basa Lotha AG Church, 5th Mile Lotha AG Church, Full Gospel Lotha AG Church, Dimapur for their prayer and financial support. The office bearers would also like to thank Rev. Moses Murry and family for providing accommodation to the delegates and their prayer and financial support. Above all, we give glory and honour to Our Heavenly Father for His unending mercy and grace throughout. DP-7481



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Shah takes on Cong over Rafale ‘shastra pooja’

Union Home Minister Amit Shah being garlanded during a public meeting ahead of Haryana Assembly elections, in Kaithal, Wednesday. (PTI)

meetings during the day in Haryana, which goes to the polls on October 21. He said there was a feeling among people in the country that Jammu and Kashmir was not fully integrated into the Indian Union with Articles 370 and 35A acting as stumbling blocks. He said nullifying Article 370 had nothing to do with politics. “It was about country’s security, but Congress voted against it.” In an apparent reference to comments by some Congress leaders on the “shastra pooja” performed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, he said “Congress people felt bad about this too.” Rajnath Singh took delivery of the multi-role combat aircraft in France

Pakistan drones continue to be spotted in Punjab

CHANDIGARH, OCT 9 (IANS): A suspected Pakistani drone was spotted flying in two villages in the Indian territory along the India-Pakistan border in Hussainiwala area in Punjab late on Tuesday, security officials said. This was the second incident in two days. Villagers captured pictures of a drone on their mobiles. Its first sighting was reported in Hazarasingh Wala village at 7.20 p.m. and later in Tendiwala village at 10.10 p.m, an official told IANS. Earlier, the sighting of a Pakistani drone was observed thrice in the same area on Monday night. Punjab Police has already launched elaborate investigations to account for the weapons consignments apparently smuggled into India from across the border by the two drones recovered near the India-Pakistan bor-

der over the last around one month. Police teams are also on the job to ascertain the links of the terror groups involved in sending these drones from Pakistan, said a police spokesperson on September 27, clarifying that so far only two such drones had been recovered -- one last month and the second in a burnt condition three days ago in Jhabal town in Tarn Taran district. Investigations so far suggest that several Pakistan-based terrorist groups were engaged in s1muggling weapons into India since August, post the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir. Both the recovered drones were apparently sent by different terror groups, linked with the Pakistan ISI, and the State-sponsored Jihadi and pro-Khalistani terrorist outfits working under its command.

on Tuesday after performing a traditional Dussehra worship of arms. “Yesterday was Vijayadashami, marking the victory of good over evil... I want to congratulate the prime minister and the defence minister on Rafale,” he said. He attacked former prime minister Manmohan Singh, accusing him of reading out whatever was given to him by “madam” (Congress president Sonia Gandhi). Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala is seeking re-election from Kaithal. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is seeking a second term in the state and has set itself a target of winning over 75 seats in the 90-member assembly.

SRINAGAR, OCT 9 (PTI): The efforts of the Jammu and Kashmir administration to reopen colleges in the Valley on Wednesday failed as students did not turn up for their classes. The Kashmir valley has been witnessing continuous shutdown since August 5 when the Centre revoked the state’s special status under Article 370 and bifurcated it into two Union Territories. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan had last week announced that the schools would reopen on October 3 and the colleges on October 9 in the valley. The staff reported for work at the colleges but the students stayed away, officials said. Students also have not attended schools despite the administration’s several attempts. The parents are reluctant to send their children to schools or colleges as they fear for their safety amid the shutdown and communication blackout in most parts of the valley. On Wednesday, the 66th day shutdown, normal life continued to remain disrupted across Kashmir. In the city, public transport remained off the roads but a massive traffic jam could be seen at the Jehangir Chowk crossing as private vehicles swarmed the com-

mercial hub of Lal Chowk and surrounding areas. To register their protest against the abrogation of the special status of the state, shopkeepers open their shops early in the morning till around 11.00 am and then down the shutters. The shutdown has come as boon for the roadside vendors, who have been regularly setting up their stalls along the Residency Road and around the Polo View area of the city, witnessing a brisk footfall of customers. While landline telephony services have been restored across the valley, mobile telephone services in most parts of Kashmir and all internet services continue to remain suspended since 5 August. Most of the top level and second rung separatist politicians have been taken into preventive custody while mainstream leaders including two former chief ministers -- Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti -have been either detained or placed under house arrest. Another former chief minister and Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah has been arrested under the controversial Public Safety act, a law enacted by his father and National Conference founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah in 1978 when he was the chief minister.

Govt approves Rs 5.5 lakh package for 5,300 displaced families

NEW DELHI, OCT 9 (PTI): The Centre on Wednesday approved a resettlement package under which Rs 5.5 lakh will be given to each of the 5,300 displaced families which had come from PoK, initially settled outside Jammu and Kashmir and later relocated to the state. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. The families will get a one-time financial assistance of Rs 5.5 lakh under the existing scheme, and in turn, be able to get some sustained income, an official statement said. The Cabinet approved the inclusion of the families from Jammu and Kashmir which were displaced in 1947 and had initially moved out of the state but later on returned and settled there in the Centre’s rehabilitation package. These families were left out of the package approved by the Cabinet on November 30, 2016 for displaced families of Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK) and Chhamb under the PM’s Development Package 2015 for Jammu and Kashmir. In the wake of the 1947 Pakistani aggression in Jammu and Kashmir, 31,619 families migrated from PoJK to Jammu and

KOLKATA, OCT 9 (PTI): In the wake of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi facing criticism for “walking away” after the party’s defeat in the general election, Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Wednesday stood by him and said politicians like Rahul Gandhi, who stepped down taking moral responsibility for the drubbing, are rare in Indian politics. Several Congress leaders, both at the state and at the central levels, had criticised Rahul Gandhi for “walking away” from the party president’s post following its massive defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha poll. The disgruntled leaders had claimed that Rahul Gandhi’s resignation has left both the supporters and the leaders of the grand old party in the lurch. “Yes I have heard about the statements by certain leaders. I would just say, yes

it would have been good if Rahul Gandhi stayed back as party president. But at the same time, we must also appreciate the example of moral accountability, he has set for everybody” said Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. “Politicians like Rahul Gandhi, who stepped down taking moral responsibility for the defeat, are rare in Indian politics. All of us should take lesson from him,” Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, a five-time Lok Sabha MP from West Bengal, told PTI over phone. Saying “all of us would love to have Rahul ji back,” Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, it was Rahul Gandhi’s decision and it must be respected. “Can you cite an example in any other party, where the leader has stepped down taking responsibility of the party’s defeat? The

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answer is no. Through his action, Rahul ji has sent out a message that before lecturing subordinates, the leader should set an example,” he said. Several Congress leaders have either quit or have become inactive after the party’s dismal performance in the 2019 Parliamentary poll. According to Congress sources, the resentment

Kashmir. Of these, 26,319 families settled in Jammu and Kashmir and 5,300 families initially moved to other parts of the country. Further, during the Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971, a total of 10,065 more families were displaced from Chhamb-Niabat area. Of these 3,500 families were displaced during the 1965 war and 6,565 families were displaced during the 1971 war. The 36,384 displaced families covered under the package approved by the Cabinet in 2016 included 26,319 displaced families from PoJK settled in Jammu and Kashmir and 10,065 displaced families displaced from Chhamb-Niabat area.

The 5,300 displaced families of PoJK who initially moved out of Jammu and Kashmir were not included in the approved package in 2016 but are now being included, the statement said. The families have suffered on account of wars and hostilities and the resettlement package will enable them to earn a reasonable monthly income and be part of mainstream economic activities, the statement said. This will also upgrade the government’s capacity to respond effectively to the displaced families need of financial assistance. Requirement of funds will be met out of the already sanctioned funds for the existing scheme, it said.



KOLKATA, OCT 9 (PTI): Five Bangladeshis have been arrested from North 24 Parganas district while trying to illegally crossover to India, Border Security Force (BSF) officials said on Wednesday. A patrol party intercepted and arrested the five Bangladeshi nationals in two separate incidents from Ghojadanga and Tarali area of the district on Tuesday night, a BSF statement said. “During preliminary questioning, these illegal intruders revealed that they came into India with the help of Bangladeshi touts,” BSF

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within the party ahead of the crucial assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra has put a “question mark” over the performance of the grand old party in the upcoming elections. In the 2019 Lok Sabha poll, Congress won just 52 of the 543 seats, less than a tenth of the total strength of the Lower House of Parliament. The BJP on its own bagged 303 seats, up from 282 in the 2014 election. Taking moral responsibility for the party’s poor performance in the Lok Sabha election, Rahul Gandhi had resigned as the Congress president, despite attempts by the party’s rank and file, as well as some allies, to convince him to reconsider his decision. Later, Sonia Gandhi was made interim president of the party.


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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar briefs the media on cabinet decisions, in New Delhi, Wednesday. (PTI)

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KAITHAL (HAR), OCT 9 (PTI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah Wednesday attacked the Congress for its stand on Article 370 and also took on the party over criticism of the “shastra pooja” performed on the first Rafale aircraft acquired by the country. “Congress leader Rahul Gandhi opposed scrapping of Article 370. I want to ask Rahul to make it clear whether he is in favour or against the scrapping of Article 370,” the BJP president said at a poll rally here, referring to the abrogation of the special status for Jammu and Kashmir. “The Congress has to oppose whatever BJP does,” he said. Shah was scheduled to address three public

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Nagaland Post


Vol. XXIX NO. 304 Dimapur, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019

Genesis of majoritarianism


ashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement that ‘mob lynching’ was a western construct and should not be used in the Indian context to defame the country and that Bharat(India) is a Hindu rashtra made during the Vijayadashmi function of the RSS at Reshimbagh ground in Nagpur, has predictably drawn flak from the non-BJP political parties while those in the NDA have yet to indicate their assent or dissent. Bhagwat’s dichotomy on mob lynching was first, expressing his displeasure over several such incidents but in the same vein, said ‘mob lynching’ is not the word in Indian ethos as Indians trust in brotherhood and not to impose such terms on Indians. On Bharat (India) being a Hindu rashtra, Bhagwat said “Those who belong to Bharat, those who are descendants of Bharatiya ancestors, those who are working for the ultimate glory of nation and joining hands in enhancing peace, respecting and welcoming all diversities; all those Bharatiyas are Hindus.” The statement coming from an important functionary of the RSS, an organisation that has achieved primacy in the present political scenario is very significant. A Hindu rashtra as it may, can only mean one thing- a Hindu state and hegemony of Hinduism over all other religions. However, it needs to be pointed out that this very notion is totally opposed to the very ethos of the Indian constitution, which proclaims India as a secular, socialist and democratic entity with justice and equality for all sections as its driving force. The Indian constitution accords respect and recognition to the myriad cultures and religions. It does not recognise the primacy of any single religion. So, the claim that all Bharatiyas or Indians are Hindus is unconstitutional. One of post independence India’s defining characteristics is that the nation has managed to sustain democratic governance in the face of striking ethnic, linguistic, and religious diversity. Today, the Congress, pushed to the brink of irrelevancy has sought to play the secularism and liberal card but forgets that its own leaders since the late 80s have been unabashed practitioners of appeasement policies by stoking the embers of communalism. From Indira to Rajiv, the Congress had devised appeasement politics to woo Hindus as well as Muslims. This had only enabled Hindu nationalists to claim appropriation of Hindu nationalism and accuse the Congress Party of indulging in pseudo-secularism. Having eroded India’s tradition of secularism through various decisions, leaders of the Congress party only opened the door for Hindu nationalism to gain more widespread political salience. Today the RSS and BJP have been pole-vaulted to a vantage position of giving more clarity to the gift from the Congress in seeking to promote and uphold Hindu majoritarian values. BJP is center-right party that is built out as the political wing of the RSS with its roots in the Jan Sangh - a right wing party from the Nehru era that was created to counter Nehru’s overt left wing ideas. While Congress attacks the RSS and BJP for communalising politics and dividing society; today, the RSS and BJP has changed the narrative to nationalism and terrorism. The threat to Indian secularism, liberalism and democratic values did not happen after 2014 but since the 80s when those who played with fire found themselves burned. Thus what Bhagwat had said was only to solidify what had been mixed.

DailyDevotion Building on the Atonement …present…your members as instruments of righteousness to God. —Romans 6:13 I cannot save and sanctify myself; I cannot make atonement for sin; I cannot redeem the world; I cannot right what is wrong, purify what is impure, or make holy what is unholy. That is all the sovereign work of God. Do I have faith in what Jesus Christ has done? He has made the perfect atonement for sin. Am I in the habit of constantly realizing it? The greatest need we have is not to do things, but to believe things. The redemption of Christ is not an experience, it is the great act of God which He has performed through Christ, and I have to build my faith on it. If I construct my faith on my own experience, I produce the most unscriptural kind of life— an isolated life, with my eyes focused solely on my own holiness. Beware of that human holiness that is not based on the atonement of the Lord. It has no value for anything except a life of isolation— it is useless to God and a nuisance to man. Measure every kind of experience you have by our Lord Himself. We cannot do anything pleasing to God unless we deliberately build on the foundation of the atonement by the Cross of Christ. The atonement of Jesus must be exhibited in practical, unassuming ways in my life. Every time I obey, the absolute deity of God is on my side, so that the grace of God and my natural obedience are in perfect agreement. Obedience means that I have completely placed my trust in the atonement, and my obedience is immediately met by the delight of the supernatural grace of God. Beware of the human holiness that denies the reality of the natural life— it is a fraud. Continually bring yourself to the trial or test of the atonement and ask, “Where is the discernment of the atonement in this, and in that?”


The climb might be tough and challenging,but the view is worth it. There is a purpose for that pain; you just can’t always see it right away. ~ Victoria Arlen

Nagaland Post, Dimapur THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019


he Dimapur Bar Association, while taking strong exception, however without prejudice would like to discourse in brief about the topic on the provisions of law with special reference to ‘Bail’ visà-vis the press statement dated 11th September 2019 “However, to our utter dismay, it is found that, while the executive force perform their duties by apprehending criminals, the Judiciary grants bail to the criminals without any difficulty. This has greatly demoralized the Police forces (executive) to effectively and sincerely perform their duty” (Sic) which was addressed to the Chief Minister of Nagaland by the Public Action Committee (PAC) under the aegis of the Naga Council vide its representation dated 09.09.2019. It is no doubt that the society has a vital interest in grant or refusal of bail because every criminal offence is the offence against the individual and the society with no exception to the crime of ‘Extortion’ in our Naga Society. The law of bails dovetails two conflicting interests. On the one hand, the requirement of shielding the society from hazards of those committing crimes and potentiality of repeating the same crime while on bail and on the other hand absolute adherence of the fundamental principle of criminal jurisprudence regarding presumption of

A short discourse on bail

innocence of an accused until he is found guilty and the sanctity of personal liberty in a democratic society governed by rule of law as guaranteed by our Constitution under Article 21. Coming to the provisions of bail under section 436 to 439 Cr.P.C , the courts exercises its jurisdiction for granting of bail to arrested accused persons under section 437 and 439 of the Cr.P.C. Section 437 of the Cr.P.C. provides that, ‘When bail may be taken in case of non- bailable offence; (1) When any person accused of, or suspected of, the commission of any non- bailable offence is arrested or detained without warrant by an officer in charge of a police station or appears or is brought before a Court other than the High Court or Court of Session, he may be released on bail, but(i) such person shall not be so released if there appear reasonable grounds for believing that he has been guilty of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life; (ii) such person shall not be so released if such offence is a cognizable offence and he had been previously convicted of an offence punishable with death, imprisonment for life or imprisonment for seven years or more, or he had been previously convicted on two or more oc-

casions of a non- bailable and cognizable offence: Provided that the Court may direct that a person referred to in clause (i) or clause (ii) be released on bail if such person is under the age of sixteen years or is a woman or is sick or infirm: Provided further that the Court may also direct that a person referred to in clause (ii) be released on bail if it is satisfied that It is just and proper so to do or for any other special reason: Provided also that the mere fact that an accused person may be required for being identified by witnesses during investigation shall not be sufficient ground for refusing to grant bail if he is otherwise entitled to be released on bail and gives an undertaking that he shall comply with such directions as may be given by the Court.’ On per usal of the clause (i) & (ii) of subsection (1) of section 437 Cr.P.C. the Courts have ample of jurisdiction to release the accused on bail, if the offences involved are not offences punishable with death or imprisonment for life as per clause (i), also the antecedents of the accused persons are taken into consideration as per clause (ii) wherein the accused persons may be released by the courts on bail if he had not been previously convicted of an offence punishable with death, imprisonment for

The corruption saga in Nagaland


orruption has riddled our state 2000s (actively). [We tend to gravitate on to fear; for decades. Being a layman I am devoid of any ground data but when it comes to collective goals, but with my God given common sense, we should be smart enough not to fall even a layman like me can understand for it in simple sense.] In short, after the victory of the what goes on in a corrupt ‘chemical reactions’ fueled state system. Corruption candidates, the loot was scattered has trapped many citizens’ spirit like for every involved party...leaving the public with the only few thousands he “Beez in the Trap” [Nicki Minaj]. The sad thing about this particular had earned by selling his vote in the muddled ‘fish tank’ of corruption is~ chemistry. Development was bid au on this, the error dysfunctional math revoir, i.e. until next session. The bourgeoisie class are forced yields disastrous answers, and is danger prone ever. For e.g.:... people are forced to sink lower because of this, while to believe selling vote is the only option the corrupt family tree gets more rich available ...not knowing subliminally than the rich they are now. Evading on a deeper level, their senses have the common patterns outside of the been reprogrammed through the cor- fish tank. More sadly, this unscrupulous rupt fueled system. If we are to question how this took activity yielded a thickly and thinly origin: in a simple way this could go undergrowth of corruption that left like this:- before Crown empire left, everything unbalanced, only to sustain Naga were opted to remain under itself with hollow and petty wordy British administration which they good will and anti-noble causes. Truly (Naga leaders) denounced. Then India good will long term targets have never tried annexing the Naga lands under lived. Even the interstate relationship various HQs/proportion in NE which subsequent in long and brutal period has been hampered due to people dancof war between the two. Consequently, ing inside the tune of this fish tank. Nagaland- which largely involved the This also heavily promoted and made general Naga groups in the forefront tensile the tribal cancer. What is the of the conflict, was carved out into a tribal goal? With the recent engulfing state to take effective measure of the of tribal clash for the petty sake of/ accusation of land encroachment.... It elevating tensions, of that time. Many apprehensions ensued, is imminent with increase in populaand some major peace discourses and tion, every village/tribe will fill up the treatises were signed during the 60s bubble, what becomes of then? Shouldn’t our goal be to revoand 70s. After which, and with the settlement of the Nagaland state, the lutionize our system in such a way Ind. Gov. started focus to rebuild and every villager can easily sustain living modernize this state. Education was in city condominium, and adjust with provided, special provisions given in the standards, because there are easy the constitution, fund allotment for means of obtaining it. And the agricity building and emoluments for the cultural sector assimilated by science sentinels to commute a progressive as such, a city folk can easily find it to relocate and engage in agro activities, track. War continued on with resisting because of all the available tools, and guerrilla factions who had their each the peace and comfort of large, free other agenda set. It was in 1997, when and empty spaces of nature. I think our chemistry needs to be NSCN (IM) faction signed ceasefire deal, 2001 NSCN (K) followed, reassessed and included in the system then in 2007 NSCN (U) emerged for so that instead of trying to outwit some duties it sought to serve for the and out-best each other pointlessly people, then NSCN (R) consequently —in one Sumi village, let as much diversity of tribes and families live in 2015. The origination: Disclaimer: As there…. While our cultural souvenirs the records in Nagaland lacks indexed are preserved, our system and its directory, and accessibility (like a state constituent infrastructure should be public library in all districts- sub even) revolutionized. Or do we Naga plan I’ll remain precisely blunt, and hope on living independently from other for the experts in the field to pinnacle tribes for till eternity. Lastly, being trapped in corruption the vacuum of details. waters has led to compounded social During the 80s the trend of voting trades seem to have threshold. Once it and systemic diseases; creating new began, and let’s be very much aware and mutation of older ones into hyabout the ground reality back then, the brid variety of corruption syndromes. UG area commanders and their lackeys Perhaps it is the main point of all were a fearsome ‘force’ for the public our muddy waters to replenish our — the candidates would hire/rent “the environment. force” to fiercely tackle and subdue his Chishi K Sumi, opponent-s, this trend continued till the Chumukedima, Dimapur Reader’s note: Articles or letters published in any of the columns

life or imprisonment for seven years or more, or he had been previously convicted on two or more occasions. Moreso, the courts are also fettered with powers to even release the accused persons referred in clause (i) or clause (ii) as provided in the provisos of section 437. The scheme of the legislature is clear that the law of bail is an indefeasible right provided to its citizens and jail comes only after conviction. So also the Hon’ble Supreme Court in State of Rajasthan, Jaipur Vs Balchand @ Bailay, Justice Krishnaiyer held that, ‘the basic rule may perhaps be tersely put as bail, not jail’ Even in a bench led by Justice Madan B Lokur suggested to make bail a rule and jail an exception, the Bench also emphasized that “a fundamental postulate of criminal jurisprudence is then presumption of innocence”. “Another important fact of our criminal jurisprudence is that the grant of bail is the general rule and putting person in jail or in a prison or in a correction home is an exception. Unfortunately, some of these basic principles appear to have been lost sight of with the result that more and more persons are being incarcerated and for longer periods. This does not do any good to our criminal jurisprudence or to our society.” The courts while exer-


cising the powers for granting or refusing bail under section 437 or 439 Cr.P.C., firstly hear the parties i.e. both the defense counsel for the accused person and the prosecution on behalf of the law enforcing agency and also the records and evidences gathered by the police personnel are all perused, examined and on satisfaction either refuse or allow the bail. Also while allowing bail, the court takes into consideration of the terms and conditions as laid down vis-à-vis the principles laid down in catena of judgments which are as follows: whether the presence of the accused could be secured during the trial; or whether there is chance that the accused would tamper with the evidences or intimidate the witnesses; after considering all these, the court grants bail. The granting of bail to the accused persons are either during pendency of investigation or pendency of trial and does not mean that the accused persons are absolved of all the charges. It is only after the conclusion of the trial, the accused person is either acquitted or convicted depending on the evidence adduced by the trial court. To sum up, in order to convict or acquit the accused persons in general or accused persons charged for offence of extortion in particular solely depends upon the quality of evidence gathered during the inves-

tigation and appreciating of the evidences after the trial. So also, releasing the accused persons on bail is the discretion of the courts guided by the procedural laws and guidelines laid down by the Apex Court. One of the reasons for punishing the accused persons by imprisonment is to deter that person and also the society from indulging in such criminal acts which if committed the accused would serve the punishment after all the evidences are gathered and a proper trial is carried out. However, the PAC of the the Naga Council statement on the Judiciary granting bail to the criminals without any difficulty is an unfortunate, irresponsible and ignorant statement put forward without checking into the process and procedure that is already laid down by the Apex Court and the legislature. And the accused persons, in particular the accused persons charged with the offence of extortion being granted bail should in no way be a reason to demoralize the Police forces to effectively and sincerely perform their duties as the greater duty is on the investigating agency to investigate and bring evidences to court so as to convict the accused persons if they have actually committed the crime of extortion. Imti Imsong, President, DBA; Hukavi Zhimomi, Secretary, DBA

Credit card blues

ere are some smart tips while using your credit cards. Reema the younger one, wants a new puppy. Seema wants the latest smartphone. Wife Mayuri, wants to paint the house and if the budget permits, maybe some new curtains. Thank God this year a vacation is not on the cards, as Seema’s board exams are fast approaching. Papa Pradipta is in a dilemma. He has recently changed his job and is yet to settle down. But no excuses will be accepted. This is Puja and everyone waits for it throughout the year. After all the calculations, Pradipta decides to use his Platinum Credit Card. He has calculated that one of his FDs would mature within a month and with a 45-day credit facility, he would be able to repay the entire amount without paying any interest on his credit card spendings. But is it that easy? If so, why do we see so many complaints and disputes when it comes to credit cards? So, here I am, bringing you some tips on how to use your credit cards smartly: Since it is mandatory to pay only five per cent of your outstanding amount every month, I see many people doing just that. And that is exactly what you should

avoid doing. If you keep paying only the minimum amount, every month, and keep using your credit card, your interest amount will soon go beyond control. This is the debt-trap you should avoid at any cost. Any rollover beyond the credit-free days will attract an interest of three to four per cent every month. Try settling every due within 45 days for an interestfree credit experience. Most of the time the interest-free credit limit of 45 days is only available when there are no outstanding dues on your credit card. If you roll over a tiny portion of your credit beyond the interest-free period, any new use in the next billing cycle will fail to get the interest-free credit on your new purchase. This particular clause is often missed by users and is a matter of future disputes very often. You should never use your credit beyond 50 per cent of your credit limit. This will hamper your credit score and will hinder your future credit worthiness across all lending establishments. This is possible, because banks share your credit history across its network and a minor dispute in your credit cards might affect you several years later, when you’re ap-

plying for a home or a car loan. Never ever use credit cards for cash withdrawal from an ATM. Any ATM cash withdrawal will attract a hefty fee with interest of three to four per cent from the very first day. The interest-free credit period of 45 days is not applicable on cash withdrawals through credit cards. If for some reason you can’t pay the outstanding amount, ask the bank to convert it to monthly EMIs. This conversion will come with a processing fee, but will be a much better option in the interest payout, compared to a credit card interest. The best option is to give your bank a standing instruction of full auto debit of your outstanding amount every month. This will save the hassle of paying the dues and in some occasion missing the dates and disputes in the future. Keep an eagle eye on the monthly statements and raise; report any discrepancy without delay. If used smartly, a credit card is a great tool to upgrade your credit worthiness and if misused, a dangerous tool to kill all credit opportunities in the future. Dipankar Jakharia

Reader’s Post Sir,

Necessity of human life

I read and study the thought “Socio-cultural barrier in teaching and learning science” of Tiajungla in your print media. The thought of Tiajungla is appreciated. Her thought awakens people for new thinking. I wish for good luck, I wish to Tiajungla all the best. She has constructive view about teaching-learning process of not only science, she shook my heart. She has raised one question – Why are we even comparing religion and science in the first place? In fact, there is such a feeling in the present that in the process of teaching and learning science, the socio-cultural systems of the society are hindered. My feeling of the view expressed by writer is related to the barrier worship method. A Socio-cultural system develops spirituality and provides divine creativity. Socio-cultural education is a necessity of human life. In the absence of society, one can neither know the values of life nor can learn by recognizing. Society is the need of human being and human being is the essential ingredient for the society. Life of the society learns cultural means life style of human being and develops the values life of human being. A person’s life value develops on the basis of spirituality, never on the basis of any worship process. So, worship process connected socio-cultural life of human being may be barrier in teaching and learning science. Pankaj Sinha, ( do not reflect the view of this newspaper nor that of the Editor in any manner.


Nagaland Post, Dimapur THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019

Genius of Pallava era artisans all set to awe Modi, Xi

KANCHEEPURAM(TN), OCT 9 (PTI): The ancient Mamallapuram monu ments, spruced up ahead of this week’s Indo-China summit, is a quiet cue to the artistic genius of Pallava era artisans, who created poetry in stone to bring alive several ideas like the time of the day, long before the clock was invented. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set to visit the over 1,000-yearold monuments, a deeper study of the scintillating sculptures brings out the brilliance of its creators. On the Mamallapuram monuments, noted archaeologist T Satyamurthy said “the Pallava artisans excelled all their counterparts anywhere else.” Illustrating his point, the renowned scholar, who was formerly superintending archaeologist of the Archaeological Survey of India, referred to the grand work of Arjuna’s penance to get “Pasupatastra” from Lord Shiva. “In the entire frame, there are 64 demi-gods, one temple, 13 human beings, 10 elephants, 16 lions, nine deer and antelopes, two sheep, two turtles, one rab-

Workers clean the world famous Mamallapuram heritage site, ahead of this week’s Indo-China summit. (PTI)

bit, one wild pig, one cat, 13 rats, seven birds, four monkeys, one iguana (double tongued lizard) and eight trees,” Satyamurti told PTI in an interview. Lord Shiva’s standing posture with four arms is striking and his lower hand shows “varada-mudra”, denoting grant of boons to Arjuna. The Lord wears “jata-mukuta,” (a crown of artfully plaited braids) with Chandra (moon) decorating

it at the Centre and along with “ganas” (attendants) he arrives to shower boons and all of these are skillfully sculpted. “It is unique in many respects, including the selection of the rock for such execution.” Two large boulders (192 x 92m) with a narrow fissure in between were selected to represent a series of rows of gods and goddesses and other natural sceneries. A narrow split

in between the boulders divides the entire scenery into two blocks vertically and the fissure is converted into a flowing river. Nagas and Naginis are carved in this gap, further strengthening the scene as the event that took place on the banks of a river. Again, the depiction is divided into two horizontal planes and celestial happenings over a huge hill are depicted in the upper plane.

The lower plane shows day to day life scenes that generally took place on the banks of a river in ancient India. It includes rituals by Brahmins in front of a miniature Vishnu shrine. “The upper panel is found to be more animated with rows of gods and goddesses like the Chandra, Surya, pairs of Kinnaras, Siddhas, Gandharvas, and Apsaras all glancing at a central point where a sage stands on his left foot deeply engaged in penance,” he pointed out. Apart from the celestials, there are hunters, sages, disciples and wild animals like the lion, tiger, elephant and boar. “The g roup of elephants so faithfully true to nature are a real masterpiece, enhancing the charm of this wonderful carving.” The young ones nestle in the space between the legs of the parent and play with trunks, showing their delightful life. In the vicinity is a temple of Vishnu, where a number of sages are depicted in deep meditation. Below them are their disciples, one of them carrying water in a pot on his shoulder, another wringing out water from a wet cloth and a third engaged in

“suryopasthana.” Suryopasthana is a posture wherein the hands are joined together by interlocking fingers and are placed just above and in front of the forehead. The joined fingers are adjusted in a manner to create an opening through which the sun is seen as in “madhyanikam sandhyavandana,” a prayer performed at noon. “In accordance with dharma sutra texts,this prayer has to be performed at noon. The sculptor created this scene within the frame to indicate that the event took place at noon... hence, this miniature carving at the lowermost part of the great relief became a clock of the Pallava period,” he noted. A hermit is carved on the lower most segment and he is on the southern side of the river, looking at the sun on the northern direction. “It indicates Uttarayan (movement of sun towards the north).. interestingly, the sun and moon are placed on both sides of the river over the sky. The Shore temple and Five Rathas are also part of the group of monuments at Mamallapuram, which are about 1,300 year-old.

7 Misappropriation of fund in LM&CP deptt. refunded DIMAPUR, OCT 9 (NPN): Of the Rs 10 lakh sanctioned for setting up clubs in 100 schools, legal metrology & consumer protection (LM&CP) department has disbursed Rs 10,000 each to 35 schools and the remaining amount of Rs 6,50,000 for the remaining 65 schools would be disbursed before the end of this year. This was stated in a press release by Right to Information (RTI) Initiative Nagaland. And according to Odi Jamir and ST Yapang Lkr of the organisation, the department will provide a copy of beneficiaries’ list to RTI Initiative Nagaland office. Following media reports of misappropriation of funds by legal metrology & consumer protection department, the organisation further clarified that the department had purchased five thermometer verification kits as per the department’s records on June 6, 2012, but could produce details of only two thermometer verification kits. The department had ordered the remaining three kits at a cost of Rs

9,62,789 and these would arrive shortly, the organisation added. Further, the department had selected Punebased Ashlin Enterprises for construction of two calibration towers at a cost of Rs 26,92,300. However, after completion of only one tower, the department had on May 10, 2012 released the full amount. Ashlin Enterprises had, however, returned the remaining amount for construction of the second tower amounting to Rs 14 lakh as it was not feasible to construct the second calibration tower with the said amount, the release noted. The department had also purchased coin-operated person weighing machines for Rs 20, which appeared suspicious earlier. However, despite being late, the department had produced the beneficiaries’ list and satisfied by its reply, the organisation added. According to Right to Information Initiative Nagaland, Rs 29,72,789 was recovered and reimbursed to the department.

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court could be appointed as the chair person of the committee. In its order, the high court had said, “we are of the view that to ensure fair, independent and unbiased investigation into the matter, looking to the nature of serious allegations of the sexual harassment by a senior lady officer of the police department against another very senior officer of the same department, the enquiry by the Internal Complaints Committee under the provisions of the Act as well as the investigation into the FIR .... should be undertaken in another neighbouring state.”



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the court to grant at least three more months to complete the probe. The CBI’s plea was opposed by the counsel for the three accused -- Asthana, the agency’s Deputy Superintendent of Police Devender Kumar and businessman Manoj Prasad. The counsel for the three accused argued that LRs were sent to the foreign nations only last month, even though the court’s order to complete the probe in 10 weeks passed in January. They said as per the CrPC and CBI Manual, the time period for any investigation to be concluded could not be extended beyond 90 days and one year, respectively. CBI also filed in a sealed cover its status report

officer, who was posted as Superintendent of Police in Tamil Nadu, had filed sexual harassment complaint in August last year against a senior IPS officer posted in Chennai. An ICC was constituted to enquire into the complaint. Later, the lady officer also lodged an FIR against him. A division bench of the high court dealt with the petition filed by the IPS officer and transferred the ICC enquiry as well as the FIR to Telengana. The lady officer had filed an affidavit in which she had agreed to transfer of the ICC enquiry proceed-


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detailing the steps taken by it to complete the investigation. On January 11, the high court had granted 10 weeks to the probe agency to complete the investigation. On May 31, it granted four more months to conclude the probe after the agency approached the court on completion of 10 weeks’ time. Asthana and the two others were booked on the allegations of criminal conspiracy, corruption and criminal misconduct under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act. Kumar, earlier the investigating officer in a case involving meat exporter Moin Qureshi, was arrested on the allegations of forgery in recording the statement of Hyderabad-based businessman Sathish Babu Sana, who had allegedly paid bribe to get relief in the case. He was arrested on October 22, 2018 and granted bail on October 31. The high court in January had disposed of three petitions of Asthana, Kumar and Prasad by a common order in which the CBI was directed to complete investigation in the case within ten weeks.

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NEW DELHI, OCT 9 (PTI): The Delhi High Court Wednesday granted two more months to the CBI to complete the investigation in a bribery case allegedly involving the agency’s then special director Rakesh Asthana, making it clear that further time will not be given for the probe. Justice Vibhu Bakhru observed that the probe cannot be delayed indefinitely and it should have been completed by now. The court said it was of the view that two more months be granted for the probe, but asked the CBI to ensure that it is completed in the given time. The court passed the order while disposing of a plea by the CBI seeking time extension. Additional Solicitor General Vikramjit Banerjee, representing the CBI, said Letters Rogatory (LRs) have been sent to the US and UAE and the response is awaited due to which the investigation could not be completed. He said LRs were sent to the US and UAE last month and last week respectively. LR is a formal request from a court to a foreign court seeking some judicial assistance. Banerjee urged

NEW DELHI, OCT 9 (PTI): The Supreme Court has agreed to examine whether high courts have powers to transfer to another state the enquiry into allegations of sexual harassment pending with internal complaints committee (ICC) as also the criminal case lodged with the police in the incident. The apex court has sought responses of the Tamil Nadu government, other departments and individuals associated with the matter. It was hearing an appeal by an IPS officer challenging the Madras High Court’s order transferring the enquiry by an ICC under provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Woman at Work Place (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 as well as an FIR lodged against him by a senior lady police officer to Telangana for “fair, independent and unbiased” probe. “Notice is issued to the respondents (lady police officer and others) on the

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both DA and DR would be Rs 15,909.35 crore per annum and Rs 10,606.20 crore in financial year 2019-20 (for a period of eight months from July 2019 to February 2020). This will benefit about 49.93 lakh central government employees and 65.26 lakh pensioners. The additional financial implication on account of this increase in DA is estimated at Rs 8,590.20 crore per year; and Rs 5,726.80 crore in the current financial year (from July 2019 to February 2020). The additional financial implication on account of the DR to pensioners is estimated to be Rs 7,319.15 crore per annum and Rs 4,870 crore in the current fiscal.


is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. “This is the highest ever 5 percentage points increase in DA in one go by the central government,” Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said while briefing media on the decisions taken by the Cabinet, adding this will bring cheers to the government employees on the eve of Diwali. The Cabinet meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Beginning Januar y 2019, the government had raised the DA/DR to 12 per cent from 9 per cent earlier. The government said the combined impact on the exchequer on account of


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New Delhi, Oct 9 (PTI): Bringing cheers to 50 lakh central government employees and 65 lakh pensioners ahead of Diwali, the Cabinet on Wednesday announced an increase of 5 percentage points to 17 per cent in dearness and relief allowances, envisaging an additional annual outgo of Rs 16,000 crore. The Cabinet approved releasing an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to central government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from July 1, 2019 representing an increase of 5 percentage points over the existing rate of 12 per cent of the basic pay/pension, to compensate for price rise, an official statement said. This increase



allowed by the RBI. MCLR rates are based on a bank’s own cost of funds. So if an existing home loan is linked to the SBI’s MCLR rate, the latest cut may not bring down its EMIs immediately. MCLR-based loans generally have a one-year reset clause. To new borrowers, the SBI now also offers a repo-rate linked home loan scheme. Under this scheme, the loan rate gets adjusted as and when the RBI revises its benchmark rate. The SBI charges a spread of 265 basis points over the RBI’s repo rate (currently at 5.15 per cent) to calculate its external benchmark-based lending rate. The bank also charges a premium for effective home loan rate to keep its margins intact.

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New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS): The State Bank of India (SBI) on Wednesday announced lowering its marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) by 10 basis points across all tenors to 8.05 per cent from October 10. The MCLR cut will make home and other retail loans cheaper for the existing borrowers. The bank’s one-year MCLR has been brought down from 8.15 per cent per annum to 8.05 per cent per annum. This is the sixth cut in MCLR in FY 2019-20 and it comes days after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) lowered the repo rate by 25 basis points. MCLR refers to the minimum interest rate of a bank below which it cannot lend, except in some cases

New Delhi, Oct 9 (PTI): After onions, retail price of tomatoes shot up to Rs 80 per kilogram in the national capital on Wednesday due to supply disruption caused by heavy rains in key growing states, including Karnataka. However, the price of onions has come down marginally compared to past week and is now hovering around Rs 60 per kg in the national capital. According to traders, tomatoes have turned costlier in the last few days as supplies have been impacted. At Mother Dairy’s Safal outlets, tomatoes are being sold at Rs 58 per kg, while local vendors are selling between Rs 60 and 80 per kg on Wednesday, depending on the quality and locality, they said. As per the central government data, the average retail price of tomato in Delhi increased to Rs 54 per kg on Wednesday from Rs 45 per kg on October 1. “Tomato prices have increased sharply in the last few days as the supply has been affected because of floods and heavy rains in the key growing states,” a wholesale trader at Azadpur Mandi told PTI.


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Since the farmers are still gearing up for the Rabi season, the government said the farmers are in dire need of money to take care of various farming activities like procurement of seeds, preparation of soil and other associated activities like irrigation, maintenance and mobilisation of machinery and tools. Over and above these pressing needs, the just started festive season will put further stress on the financial condition of the poor farmers’ households in the country. The government also said that the nonseeding of beneficiaries’ details with Aadhaar number will delay the release of further instalments and will cause discontentment among the farmers. Therefore, the mandatory requirement of Aadhaar seeding for release of benefits after August 1 has been relaxed till November 30, the press release said. This will enable immediate release of benefits to a large number of farmers who are not able to avail the same due to this requirement. This mandatory requirement will remain applicable for release of benefits with effect from December 1. The government said it will take adequate measures to validate the data before payment is made.


The IMF chief warned that the World Economic Outlook for 2019 and 2020 reflects a complex situation compared to the previous figures presented in July in Chile. In her analysis, Georgieva argued that economic activity is softening in advanced economies, such as the US, Japan and, especially, the eurozone, while in other emerging markets, such as India and Brazil, the slowdown is even more pronounced this year. China’s accelerated growth is experiencing a gradual decrease, she added. “The precarious outlook presents challenges for countries already facing difficulties - including some of the Fund’s program countries.” However, she said that about 40 emerging markets

New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS): The Central government on Wednesday extended till November 30 the mandatory requirement of Aadhaar seeding to avail the income support of Rs 6,000 per year under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme. The move has been made to help the farmers in the rabi crop season. The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The Cabinet has decided to relax till November 30, the mandatory requirement of Aadhaar seeding for release of benefits under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi after August 1,” said Prakash Javdekar, the Information and Broadcasting Minister. The scheme provides income support of Rs 6,000 per year to landholding families, subject to certain exclusions. The amount is released thrice a year with each instalment of Rs 2,000 going directly into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries through the DBT mode. According to an official statement, it has not been possible to get 100 per cent Aadhaar seeding for release of funds as per the prescribed time schedule before release of instalments after August 1, 2019.

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and developing economies, including 19 in sub-Saharan Africa, will have real GDP growth rates above 5 per cent. Georgieva blamed trade disputes, such as the commercial war between Washington and Beijing, for global economic sluggishness, in addition to geopolitical tensions, such as Brexit, that have sparked uncertainty. “Global trade growth has come to a near standstill,” she warned. “Even if growth picksup in 2020, the current rifts could lead to changes that last a generation - broken supply chains, siloed trade sectors, a ‘digital Berlin Wall’ that forces countries to choose between technology systems,” the IMF head added. The economist said the main goal should now be to fix the fractures that have emerged and called for a coordinated global response. “I believe we can do it. How? Start by unleashing the growth generating capacity of trade,” she said. “We need to work together, now, and find a lasting solution on trade,” Georgieva added.

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Washington, Oct 9 (IANS): The new managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva warned of an economic slowdown in 2019 in 90 per cent of the world during her first speech at the helm of the multilateral organization. “In 2019, we expect slower growth in nearly 90 per cent of the world. The global economy is now in a synchronized slowdown,” Georgieva said at the IMF headquarters here on Tuesday, Efe news reported. “ This w id e spr e a d deceleration means that growth this year will fall to its lowest rate since the beginning of the decade,” the Bulgarian economist, who takes over from Christine Lagarde who will become the president of the European Central Bank, explained. Georgieva made this assessment one week ahead of the joint Annual Meeting between the IMF and World Bank (WB) in which both institutions will present their economic projections in a gathering of top central bankers and economy ministers.



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Paris, Oct 9 (PTI): India should provide an attractive business environment and not “terrorise us” with its tax and customs rules, the CEO of the French engine manufacturer behind the Rafale fighter jet told Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday while announcing that the company plans to invest nearly USD 150 million in the country. French multinational Safran, the manufacturer of the M88 state of the art engines fitted in the Rafale jets acquired by India, gave a presentation of its facility to the minister who took a tour of the assembly line of the company near the French capital. “Visited the Engine Manufacturing Facility of Safran at Villaroche near Paris today. Safran is known for its engine making capabilities. They have also developed the engine for Rafale,” Singh said in a tweet. “Happy to meet some of the young and bright engineers of Indian origin working at the Safran manufacturing facility. Their technical knowledge and

CEO of the Safran Aircraft Engines Olivier Andries with defence Minister Rajnath Singh. (Source-Twitter)

hard work is impressive and inspiring,” he said. During the presentation, CEO of the Safran Aircraft Engines Olivier Andries revealed plans for nearly USD 150 million investment in the country towards training and maintenance. However, the CEO called on India for more support on its tax structure. “India is set to become the third largest commercial market for aviation and we

are keen to create a strong maintenance and repair base in India to serve customers,” Andries said. “But we need to make sure that the Indian tax and customs system is not terorrising us,” he said. The minister responded by assuring him that India was committed to providing the “right climate” for investments under the ‘Make in India’ initiative. Singh also invited Safran to participate in the

DefExpo in Lucknow in February next year, an invitation that was accepted by the company which designs and develops engines for civil and military aircraft at its assembly line at Villaroche in Reau, near Paris. The minister was taken on a tour of the assembly line, where all the Rafale jet M88 engines fitted for India’s 36 aircraft will be assembled. Safran gave the minister details of its col-

laboration with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and reiterated its commitment to the ‘Make in India’ as well as ‘Skill India’ programmes. “We have a long association with India and all Indian airlines are our customers. We are hopeful and optimistic that we will have a positive reception to our expansion plans. We are keen to share the know how and create an engine ecosystem in India,” Andries said. The company, which says it already has a USD 15-million investment in the country where it also trains 500 engineers annually, claims to be on course to meet its off-set commitments in India as part of the Dassault Aviation deal signed by India in September 2016. It is now seeking the government support to set up maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in India, with training plans for further 500 engineers and skilled technicians. Defence secretary Ajay Kumar, part of the ministerial delegation to France, assured the company of support.


Johnson to hold talks with Irish leader to avoid no-deal Brexit London, Oct 9 (IANS): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold talks with his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar later this week in a last ditch attempt to avoid a no-deal Brexit, a Downing Street spokesman said here on Tuesday. Johnson and the Irish prime minister spoke by telephone for about 40 minutes, the Xinhua news agency reported. “Both sides strongly reiterated their desire to reach a Brexit deal,” the spokesman said. “They hope to meet in person later this week.” The spokesman made the remarks as President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, said there has been “no progress” following a meeting with the prime minister on Tuesday. “I came here in the confident hope of hearing proposals which could take negotiations forward,” he said. “However, I must note that there has been no progress” toward agreeing a new deal between Britain and the

European Union ahead of the Oct. 31 deadline. Sassoli told Sky News that Johnson said to him that he “will not ask for an extension.” Johnson vowed to take his country out of the European Union on Oct. 31, with or without a deal.

secure agreement on Britain’s exit terms before a crucial summit of EU leaders on October 17 and 18. Britain is due to leave the EU on October 31 and Johnson insists he will keep to that deadline. However, a law passed by rebel MPs would force him to ask to delay Brexit if he has not reached a deal in time -- something he says he will not do. The gover nment is planning to hold a special Saturday session of parliament on October 19, the day after the EU summit, whether or note there is a deal. Tempers frayed on both sides of the Channel on Tuesday after a testy phone call between Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Downing Street sources briefed that Merkel’s intransigence meant the talks were close to breaking down, and European Council President Donald Tusk accused Johnson of playing a “stupid blame game”.

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Britain’s Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay will meet EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels on Thursday, as talks on the country’s exit from the bloc reach a critical stage, Downing Street said. “They will discuss the state of play following a week of technical talks,” the spokesman from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said on Wednesday. Johnson is expected to meet Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar later this week to discuss the Irish border -- the thorniest issue in the talks. Brussels and London have only a few days left to

‘Preparations complete for Syria operation’ Nancy Pelosi doesn’t back down, goes for the kill ready to go as soon as the political authority gives the order.” Turkish news channels reported that troops along the Syria border were being reinforced with tanks and armored vehicles on Monday night. There were also reports in Turkish media citing local sources in Syria as saying that Turkish military had started shelling YPG positions in northern alMalikiyah town. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump spoke on the phone on Sunday, with Washington saying Turkey would go ahead with “its long-planned operation into northern Syria.” The operation would

be Turkey’s third big military operation against Kurdish militia groups in northern Syria since 2016. While Turkey has said it is preparing to go into Syria, the United States has said it will be pulling out troops from the area. The White House also said that Turkey would now be responsible for all Islamic State fighters in the area captured over the past two years in the wake of the defeat of the so-called caliphate by the United States. Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has criticized the operation to which the Turkish army is counting down for being a “secret deal” between Erdogan and Trump.


LT. ER. DIKHROLO MERO 26th April 1952 – 10th October 2017 Two years have passed on since you went home to be with the Lord, leaving an unfillable void in our lives. Nothing feels the same without you, but we take comfort in knowing that you now rest with Jesus. We will continue to draw strength and inspiration from the exemplary and courageous path that you showed for us to follow. Your indomitable spirit lives on, in each of us. Deeply missed and fondly remembered by: DP-7497

Washington, Oct 9 (IANS): Don’t dress betrayal as a favour for sorrows don’t come individually but in battalions, is what a usually blasé but now besieged US President Donald Trump must be thinking. Speaker of the US House of Representatives and Trump’s principal bete noire Nancy Pelosi is not lying down and rolling over in the joust with the President. In a scathing response to the White House Press Secretary’s statement, Pelosi strongarmed a blistering broadside saying - “Mr President, you are not above the law, you will be held accountable.” It is clear that

We, the bereaved family members of Late Tsensao Merry would like to thank each and every one who stood with us during our times of loss and sorrow. Your contributions in kind, physical attendance, moral support and prayers have been deeply entrenched in our hearts. We pray to Almighty God to bless each and every one of you abundantly. Thank you once again.


The family of Late Retd. Captain Alemzungba Ao wishes to acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy and gestures of kindness shown to us following our sad loss. We offer our heartfelt thanks to many friends, neighbors and well-wishers who visited our home, attended the service, burial and who provided emotional and practical support for us at this difficult time. For those who telephoned, travelled long distances, sent floral tributes and messages of condolences, as well as those who made charitable donations, we are truly grateful. A special word of thanks to : 1. Eden Medical Center, Dimapur, Doctor and Nurses. 2. 44 Assam Rifle, B.Coy Tuli. 3. 10 Assam Regiment. 4. Tongpang Reju, Veteran Co-Operative Society, Tuli. 5. Tuli Area Ex-Servicemen. 6. Mokokchung District Ex-Servicemen League. 7. Lieutenant General (SAHA) Born : 08-05-1947 – Died : 05-10-2019 8. Brig. S. Muruges. 9. Col. Joy, Secretary ZSB Mokokchung. 10. Col. Baruah. 11. Col. Salil MP 12. Col. Dr. Ranbir Singh. 13. Col. RG Jadhav. 14. Lt. Col. Amarjit Singh. 15. Col. & Mrs. Shekhawat. 16. Col. Gaurub. 17. Anungba Yaden, MLA. 18. Ao Ymti Baptist Church, Dimapur. Please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude. DP-7484


From Loving Wife, Daughter and Family Members.

the determined Pelosi will not be taking any prisoners as she reacted with typical disdain on the stonewalling - the White House should be warned that continued efforts to hide the truth of the President’s abuse of power from the American people will be regarded as further


Loving Wife, Children, Grandchildren and In-Laws


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evidence of obstruction. For her there is only one bullet and the chamber as she pursues her quarry with relentless fury. However, news coming out of the White House is that the President is preparing for a legal war which means going to the courts in what is being described as an escalating skirmish of epic proportions. The blowback from both the Reps and Dems is severe and an attritional war is on the cards. It is also understood that Trump will not comply with this perceived inquisition. But the ‘obstructionist’ President hit back earlier through his personal coun-


Dr. John Murry and Family Members.

sel Pat Cipoilone who in a stinging denouncement of the Dems’ conduct stated that the committees’ inquiry also suffers from a separate, fatal defect. Despite Speaker Pelosi’s commitment to “treat the President with

fairness,” the committees have not established any procedures affording the President even the most basic protections demanded by due process under the Constitution and by fundamental fairness.

1st DEATH ANNIVERSARY of Late Imli Longchar (Lirmen)

On this day, the 10th of October, 2018, you left for your heavenly abode. Life without you has never been the same again. We hold you tightly in our hearts and you are deeply missed, until we meet again. Loving Wife, Family Members and Relatives DP-7492



Ankara, Oct 9 (IANS): Turkey’s Ministry of Defence said all preparations for a military operation against the Syrian Kurdish PYG/YPG forces in northern Syria were complete and the Armed Forces would not tolerate a terror corridor along its border. “Establishment of a safe zone/a peace corridor is necessary for giving a safe life to Syrians by contributing to the peace and stability of our region,” a statement on the ministry’s Twitter account said on Monday, Efe news reported. The Hurriyet daily cited a security official as saying: “Preparations are complete including the smallest details. “Armed Forces are

Lt. Achumlo Ngullie (25/11/1999 – 10/10/2017)

You are near even if we don't see you. You are with us even if you're far away. You are in our hearts, our thoughts, our life always. From loving dad, mom, sisters, brothers and cousin Late Tsensao Merry Born : 1925 – Died : 6th Oct 2019


16.09.1969 – 01.10.2019 We, the bereaved family members of Late Mrs. Temjentula would like to express our profound gratitude to all the neighbours, friends, relatives, churches, different organizations and well wishers who stood by us at her untimely and sudden demise. We deeply appreciate and gratefully acknowledge the expression of sympathy and gesture of kindness shown during our period of grief and sorrow. We deeply regret our inability to thank each and every one individually; please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our gratitude. It is our earnest prayer that our Almighty God bless you all abundantly. Loving Husband, Children, family members and relatives. MKC-484 K Y M C



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Oyelowo to star Clint Eastwood’s new film ‘Richard Thuneotula crowned inDavid ‘President Is Missing’ Jewell’ to premiere at AFI Fest Miss Yimchungrü 2019 G H

Miss Yimchungru 2019, Thuneotula flanked by first and second runners-up, Nongrila Yimchunger and Rejoila at Town Hall Dimapur on October 8. (DIPR)


huneotula was crowned Miss Yimchungrü 2019 during the third edition of Miss Yimchungrü 2019 held at Town Hall Dimapur on October 8 under the theme, “Be Bold, Be Beautiful, Be Inspired”. The event was organised by Yimchungrü Akheru Arihako in association with Emporium Training and Consultancy

Pvt. Ltd as knowledge partner. The first runner-up was bagged by Nongrila Yimchunger while Rejoila was the second runner-up. Altogether, 14 contestants vied for the coveted title. Advisor IPR, SCERT & VG, Government of Nagaland, Toshi Wungtung, who graced the event as the special guest, described

beauty as a concept which is both inward and outward. “To be beautiful is to be bold, beautiful and inspiring and to be an exemplary role model,” he stated. He pointed out that, beauty comes as an overall package comprising of intellect and a healthy mind and felt that a model must be a figure showcasing discipline, kindness, cheerfulness, generosity, patience, gentleness and above all, be strong and bold. He further mentioned that life is a process of storytelling and advised all the contestants to make their lives good story telling books. The jury of judges were Centre Director, Emporium Training Institute Dimapur, Temjenkala Aier, Diochongia Buchem and Alen Phom. Other highlights of the programme included renditions by Illusion Crew, Chimrila, Akamkhiung, Niutoba Yim, Nchumbeni Tsula, Akhumba. Kings of Naga, Kirito C, Boys in Hood also performed during the show. (DIPR)

olden Globe and Emmy nominated actor David Oyelowo has been roped in for the lead role in “The President Is Missing”, with the project receiving a pilot order at the premium cabler Showtime. The project is based on the book of the same name by Bill Clinton and James Patterson, which was released last year, reports “David brings such enormous depth, sensitivity and power to every role he plays. Having him as our lead ensures that our series will have the exhilarating suspense of a political thriller along with the juicy complexity of a character drama,” said Gary Levine, co-president of entertainment for Showtime. In “The President Is Missing”, a powerless and politically aimless Vice President (Oyelowo) unexpectedly becomes President halfway into his administration’s first term, despite his every wish to the contrary. He walks right into a secret, world-threatening crisis, both inside and outside the White House. Attacked by both

friends and enemies alike, with scandal and conspiracy swirling around him, he is confronted with a terrible choice: keep his head down, toe the party line and survive, or act on his stubborn, late-developing conscience and take a stand. Oyelowo received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in Ava DuVernay’s “Selma”, in which he portrayed Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was later nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Emmy for “Nightingale”. The deal for “The President Is Missing” was signed in 2017 prior to the novel’s publication. The pilot is scheduled to begin production in 2020. (IANS)

ollywood maestro Clint Eastwood’s new crime drama “Richard Jewell” premieres at AFI Fest on November 20. The 89-year-old actorfilmmaker Eastwood is associated with his current project only in the capacity of a director-producer. Incidentally, the film lists Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill as coproducers. “Clint Eastwood is an American icon,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO, adding: “It is an honour for AFI to premiere this next chapter in his storied career -- one that continues to enrich the nation’s cultural legacy with undeniable impact.” The Fest will take place at the TCL Chinese Theatre here, reports In the film, Paul Walter Hauser stars as the reallife security guard Richard Jewell whose life turned chaotic after he was listed as a possible suspect in the Olympic Park bombing during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, when he discovered a suspicious

abandoned backpack. Jewell maintained his innocence and was finally cleared by the FBI 88 days later, although his reputation was never restored and his health was damaged. Jewell was never charged and he died in 2007. Sam Rockwell will be seen as Jewell’s attorney while Jon Hamm and Ian Gomez star as FBI agents. Kathy Bates features as Jewell’s mother Bobi. The

Warner Bros. film will release on December 13. AFI had previously announced that the romantic drama “Queen & Slim” would launch the 33rd annual festival on November 14. The AFI Fest will close with the world premiere of Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson’s drama “The Banker” on November 21. (IANS)

SRK’s episode with David Letterman on October 25 ‘War’ zooms past Rs 200 crore-mark in 1 week


uperstar Shah Rukh Khan’s special episode with popular American host David Letterman will go live on Netflix on October 25. Titled “My Next Guest with David Letterman and Shah Rukh Khan”, Bollywood’s King Khan has shared his story, and journey starting from Delhi to scaling new heights in showbiz with the host. The stand-alone interview will launch exclusively on Netflix to over

151 million members across 190 countries. The show will be presented as a stand alone special on Netflix and combines two interests for which Letterman is renowned: in-depth conversations, and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humour. Back in May, it was announced that SRK will be looking back at his story with Letterman, and that it will be a “stand-alone special”. Shah Rukh shot an episode of

the legendary chat show with the host in May. The ‘King Khan’ also gave Letterman a taste of the stardom he enjoys by bringing him to India for Eid celebrations in June. It is believed that the moments were also documented for the episode. Ahead of the conversation, Shah Rukh said: “I’ve watched David Letterman’s late-night talk show for years and I’m a huge fan of his style of interviewing. I’m thrilled, and honoured to share my story with him. That this is on Netflix is even more special - I’m working with the team on various projects and it’s always been exciting partnering with them.” After interviewing Shah Rukh in front of a live audience, Letterman said: “The best part of this job that Netflix has been happy to provide for me is to meet people. And after each one of these sessions I think to myself, it is a very smart, very lovely person from whom I have learned things. You would maybe be at the top of that list.” (IANS)


rithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff starrer “War” has raked in Rs 216.50 crores in just a week since release. “It is a hugely incredible moment for all of us that ‘War’ has raced past the 200 crore mark in just 7 days. We are deeply humbled by the love of audiences and are truly grateful for their adulation,” said director Siddharth Anand. “’War’ again witnessed superb collections on the big national holiday of Dussehra as the film collected Rs 28.90 crore net (Hindi - 27.75 Cr and Tamil and Telugu - 1.15 Cr) The total 7-day collection of this action

appreciated our vision to create something new and have showered so much love on War. It is the incredible word of mouth that has made War a must watch film this festive season and we couldn’t be more thankful.” “War”, which re leased in 4200 screens, on its opening day collected Rs 53.35 crore net. Produced by Yash Raj Films, the action thriller also stars Vaani Kapoor. (IANS) spectacle is a mammoth 216.65 crore net,” read a statement. Anand added: “We wanted to give India it’s biggest action spectacle and we are proud to have achieved that. People have


The Sotokur Students Union extends our heartiest congratulations to Ms. K. Thuneotula, student of St. Paul Higher Secondary School, Dimapur for being crowned as Miss Yimchunger 2019 organized by YAA on 8th of October 2019 at Dimapur. We are proud of your achievement and would like to thank you for bringing in more prosperity to the village. We wish her all success in her future endeavours. G/Secy. Kumtsu D SSU

President Luntsuba L SSU


A to Z. I did not rape that woman, I have never raped a woman in my life,” he told French media. “I have never lifted a hand to a woman, I have never threatened a woman… I never drugged this woman as has been said. That is a lie,” Besson said in a lengthy TV interview.



Planets’, was the most expensive European film of all time. Van Roy appeared in the film, and also had a minor role in 2018’s Taxi 5. Besson has admitted having a relationship with Van Roy, but described her as a “fantasist”. “This case is a lie from

However, he admitted he had a relationship with Van Roy and had made “some mistakes”. “I betrayed my wife and my children. It did not only happen once, it happened several times during our 20 years of marriage,” Besson said. Van Roy first reported Besson to the police in May 2018 after spending the night with him in a Paris hotel. Two months later, she alleged she had been raped four times over a two year period when she had been in “a controlling relationship” with Besson. The allegations from the other women are understood to be at an early stage. (NME)



rench film director Luc Besson has denied drugging and raping actress Sand Van Roy, but says he “made some mistakes”. A judge reopened a rape investigation into the Léon director last week, only eight months after prosecutors in Paris dropped a case brought by Van Roy, an actress from the Netherlands. She told police last year that she was repeatedly raped by the 60-yearold director while in a relationship with him. While Besson has denied all charges, Van Roy is one of nine women who alleges they were assaulted by Besson, whose 2017 movie ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand


Film director Luc Besson denies rape allegations



Centurion FC to face CTYO in NSF Trophy quarterfinals

Players of ASU and AYO team along with match patron M.Zinyü before the exhibition match at local ground Kohima on Wednesday. (NP)

KOHIMA, OCT 9 (NPN): Defending champions Centurion FC Kohima Village will play Chumu Town Youth Organisation (CTYO) in the first quarterfinal match of the 20th NSF Martyrs’ Memorial Trophy on October 10 at 1:30 pm at Kohima local ground. The other six teams in

the last eight are Naga Hospital Colony Youth Organisation, MTYO Medziphema, last edition runners up MVYO Meriema, KVSU Kohima village, Viswemi FC and Unity FC. The month long tournament is an annual event organised by Angami Students’ Union in honour and remembrance of late Kekuojalie Sachu of Kohima village and late Vikhozo

Yhoshü of Kigwema village. The tournament will conclude on October 19. Meanwhile an exhibition football match was played between Angami Students’ Union (ASU) and Angami Youth Organisation (AYO) on Wednesday where AYO won 4-2. Mhiesizokho Zinyü, former APO president graced the exhibition match as patron.

Ultimate aim is to win gold at Tokyo Olympics: Sindhu T hi r uvanan thapuram, Oct 9 (IANS): Ace shuttler P.V. Sindhu, who recently became the first Indian world champion, on Wednesday said all her focus now remains on clinching the top honours at next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games. Sindhu had missed out on the gold medal as she lost to Spain’s Carolina Marin in the summit clash in the 2016 Olympics. However, now the 24year-old is committed to improve her performance at the prestigious quadrennial event and turn the silver she won in Rio into gold. “Right now, my focus is on the 2020 Olympic Games and my main aim is to work hard and give my best in Tokyo,” Sindhu told reporters on the sidelines of an event where she was facilitated by the Kerala government. “My ultimate aim is to get gold. I know it’s not going to be easy and I need to work hard,” she added.

KOKT sports meet concludes

Alemtemshi Jamir and others during the inaugural match of KOKT sports meet on October 7. (NP)

Kohima, Oct 9 (NPN): Two-day sports meet of Kohima Onpangkong Kaketshir Telongjem (KOKT) came to an end at Kohima Science College Ground Jotsoma on October 8.

The meet was held under the theme “Strengthening bonds.” Earlier, on October 7, addressing the inaugural function as special guest, CEO, IDAN, Alemtemshi

Sprinter Nirmala banned for 4 years on doping charge

Nirmala Sheoran

Monaco, Oct 9 (IANS): The Athletics Integrity Unit (ACU), which manages track and field doping cases, on Wednesday banned Indian sprinter Nirmala Sheoran and stripped her of two titles from the 2017 Asian Championships. The ACU said Nirmala tested positive for the steroids drostanolone and metenolone at a competition in India in June 2018 and that the sprinter has

accepted the charge and did not request for a hearing. "The Athletics Integrity Unit has banned Indian sprinter Sheoran Nirmala for four years with effect from 29 June 2018, for the presence and use of a Prohibited Substance. The athlete accepted the sanction," the ACU tweeted. Nirmala, 24, ban was backdated to take effect on 29 June 2018 and her results ranging between August 2016 and November 2018 were disqualified. Nirmala had bagged gold medals in the 400 meters and 4x400 relay at the 2017 Asian Championships.

Jamir said that young people were becoming more conscious of their health. “There is a mushrooming of gyms and the number of people jogging, walking and running to keep healthy

is increasing,” he said. Stressing on the need to have more healthy activities, he said that it can be possible through reason together and know the art of living together, work and play together. Earlier, KOKT president Imlinokcha Longkumer delivered welcome address. KOKT treasurer Bendangtoshi Longkumer also exhorted the gathering. KOKT sports secretary Limasanen Longkumer administered oath to the participating teams. Football, Volleyball and basketball were conducted during the event.

Goswami, Priya help India beat SA in 1st ODI Vadodara, Oct 9 (PTI): Debutant Priya Punia starred in injured Smriti Mandhana’s absence following a fine bowling performance to set up India’s emphatic eight-wicket win over South Africa in the first ODI here on Wednesday. South Africa struggled with the bat after winning the toss, bowled out for 164 in 45.1 overs. It was an all-round bowling effort from India with Jhulan Goswami (3/33), Shikha Pandey (2/38), Ekta Bisht (2/8) and Poonam Yadav (2/33) sharing the bulk of the wickets. India cantered to victory in 41.4 overs with openers Punia (75 not out off 124) and Jeminah Rodrigues (55 off 65) laying the foundation for a resounding win. The three-match series is not part of the Women’s ODI Championship. Punia, who has played three T20 Internationals, got the chance to play her maiden ODI after star opener Mandhana was ruled out on the eve of the game due to a fracture on her right toe. The 23-year-old from Jaipur hit eight boundaries.

NMGA meeting DIMAPUR, Oct 9 (NPN): Nagaland Masters Games Association (NMGA) has convened a meeting on October 11 at 10 am as DDSC stadium Room no 10 Golaghat Road, Dimapur. All office bearers/executive members have been requested to attend the meeting positively.

RSA meeting

D I M A P U R , O ct 9 (NPN): Rengma Sports Association (RSA) has convened an emergency meeting on October 12 at 11 am at RSA office/ rostrum. All the executive members have been requested to attend the meeting positively.

Jhulan Goswami took two wickets in her opening spell. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP)

Rodrigues was back among runs after a lean run in the preceding five-match T20 series and shared an 83run stand with Punia. It was a second ODI half-century for the highly talented 19year-old, who smashed seven fours. It was also captain Mithali Raj’s first game for India since March and with that she became the first female to last more than

Kohima, Oct 9 (NPN): The golden celebration of Nagaland Wrestling Association (NWA) has been scheduled on March 5 and 6, 2020, during its 27th meet. This was announced by NWA president, Neivikuolie Khatsu during a press conference held at its office AMK building Kohima on Wednesday, which was also attended by NWA general secretary Vekhozo. Khatsu disclosed that during the celebration, junior wrestlers (under-16) and below championship will be introduced where three units would send 12 wrestlers each.



The Gorkha Baptist Church, Thahekhu would like to convey our heartfelt gratitude to our Almighty God, to all our well-wishers and prayer partners for joining with us and making our Silver Jubilee Celebration a grand success on 6th October 2019. We also express our sincere gratitude to :1. Late Mr. & Mrs. S.S. Rai & Children 2. Thahekhu Village GBs, Chairman, Village Council members, VDB Secretary . 3. Thahekhu Village Baptist Church & Choir members. 4. Rev. Dr. Hevukhu Achumi, Executive Secretary, WSBAK. 5. Pastor Tovishe Achumi, Thahekhu Village Baptist Church. 6. Mr. Santabir Rai, Executive Secretary & Staff AGBCN. 7. Nagaland Missions Movement (NMM). 8. Mr. Arthur Edwards, Administrator, LFHSS. 9. Mr. Hokiye Yeptho, Hd. GB. Khehokhu Village. 10. Mr. Kumar Subba, President, Dimapur Gorkha Union & Thahekhu Gorkha Unit. 11. GBC Thahekhu former Staff & Co-workers. 12. AGBCN Churches Pastors & Elders. 13. Neighboring Churches. May God bless you all abundantly!



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they did well to post 164 but it turned out to be a comfortable chase for the Indians. Marizanne Kapp top scored for South Africa with 54 off 64 balls. Brief Scores: India women 165 for 2 (Punia 75*, Rodrigues 55) beat South Africa women 164 (Kapp 54, Woolvardt 39, Goswami 3-33, Bisht 2-28) by eight wickets.

on October 18 at Khesoh’s Grappling academic Grace Higher Secondary School, Kohima. He said national belt wrestling championship will be held on November 21-24 at Hyderabad under three categories (16- 17 years) boys, junior (18-19 years) boys and girls and senior men and women. National free style wrestling will be from November 28-30 at Jalandhar in two categories. NWA also informed that at the 13th International Hornbill Naga wrestling championship 2019, five to six wrestlers from Uzbekistan will be participating and expected wrestlers from Manipur and Mizoram.

3rd NORTH EAST INDIA YOUTH MISSION CONFERENCE 2019 Date : 18th – 20th October 2019 Host : Kandi Baptist Churches Tseminyu, Kohima

With immense pride and honour, the Molungyimsen Senso Mungdang (MSM) extend our heartiest congratulations to Prof. M. Aleminla Ao, D/o T. Molungnenba (late) of Molungyimsen on her appointment to the coveted post of ProVice Chancellor, Nagaland University, a historic achievement being the first lady to hold this position. May the Almighty God continue to guide and bless her in all her endeavors. B. Lemdong Aier General Secretary, MSM

In this regard, NWA has extended invitation from non-wrestling Naga tribes. NWA officials also announced other various upcoming activities of the association. He informed that Naga wrestling would be introduced for the first time in Niathu sports organized by the Niathu group scheduled to be conducted on October 25 at Niathu resort Chumokedima. It informed interested persons to collect the form on payment of Rs. 1000 as entry fee from NWA general secretary. NWA will also be conducting the first state level selection for the national free style and belt wrestling championship



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20 years in international cricket, having made her debut back in June 1999. Raj retired from T20s last month. After Goswami trapped Lizelle Lee on the first ball of the day, opener Laura Wolvaardt (39) and Trisha Chetty (14) tried to steady the innings. From 89 for three, South Africa collapsed to 115 for seven. In the end,

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World C’ships: Boro, Lovlina in quarters

Jamuna Boro (in blue) in action against Ouidad Sfouh in Ulan-Ude, Russia, Wednesday. (PTI)

Ulan-Ude (Russia), Oct 9 (IANS): Indian pugilists Jamuna Boro and Lovlina Borgohain on Wednesday entered the quarterfinals in their respective weight categories by winning their last-16 matches of the ongoing Women’s World Boxing Championships. In the 54-kg category, Jamuna stunned former

world champion Ouidad Sfouh 5-0 in the pre-quarterfinal. The 22-year-old, participating at the Worlds for the first time, dominated the bout as her punches were more accurate than the Algerian fifth seed on a consistent basis during the entire duration of the match. The judges’ points at

the end stood 28-29, 2730, 27-30, 27-30, 27-30 in Jamuna’s favour. Lovlina, on the other hand, defeated Morocco’s Bel Ahbib Oumayma 5-0 in her last 16-clash in the 69-kg category. Like Jamuna, Lovlina, who is last edition’s bronzewinner, also dominated the three rounds and even though Bel Ahbib seemed

to be having an edge in the final round, the Indian boxer came out with some timely and accurate blows to enter the quarterfinals. The judges’ points at the end stood 28-29, 27-30, 2829, 27-30, 28-29 in Lovlina’s favour. Jamuna will now face Belarus’ Yuliya Apanasovich, a bronze-medallist at the European Championships, who defeated Germany’s Ursula Gottlob in her pre-quarterfinal bout. Lovlina will be locking horns with sixth-seeded Karolina Koszewska, who defeated Uzbekistan’s Shakhnoza Yunusova. A win there will ensure medals for India in the ongoing championships. Apart from Jamuna and Lovlina, six-time champion and third seed Mary Kom (51 kg) and Manju Rani (48kg) are the Indian pugilist to reach the quarter-finals of their respective weight class. Kavita Chahal will also be facing Kavaleva Katsiaryna in her last-eight clash in the +81kg category. Kavita got direct entry into the quarters thanks to the small size of the draw in her weight category.

ISL has helped footballers make a living: Nita Ambani

London, Oct 9 (IANS): Nita Ambani, member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Founder Chairperson, Reliance Foundation, on Wednesday underlined the growth of Indian football since the advent of the Indian Super League (ISL) in 2014. In just five years, ISL has emerged as the third most watched league in India. ISL viewership for 2018-19 on TV alone was 168 million, and digital viewership was over 12 million. The sixth edition starts October 20 with a clash between two-time finalists Kerala Blasters and two-time


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champions ATK. The ISL has also provided a platform for thousands of youngsters to see football as a viable career option, something that Ambani felt was ‘unthinkable’ ten years ago in an Indian household.

She cited the example of India defender Sandesh Jhingan who plays for Kerala Blasters in the ISL. “When Jhingan started out in ISL, he was bought for just 3000 dollars. Today, he draws a salary of a hundred and eighty thousand dollars - 60 times over his starting salary,” she said. The ISL has not only changed the footballing ecosystem in the country at the professional level but at the grassroots level too, reaching out to over 1.5 million children. As the founder-chairperson of the Reliance Founda-

tion, Ambani spearheads the Education and Sports for All (ESA) initiative, helping enhance the lives of children all over the country and pushing the underprivileged and differently-abled through their various programmes. Nita Ambani said: “Our RF Youth Sports programme for schools and colleges has reached out to 9 million children. The Reliance Foundation Jr NBA programme has impacted 11 million children. Overall, across all sports, Reliance Foundation has touched the lives of over 21.5 million children across the country.”


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