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Iraqi protests: violence leaves 31 dead

South Africa 358/8 on Day 3 of 1st Test

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FIR against 50 for Open Letter to PM KDTODU, NVCO, NGRC-1 back PAC bandh

MUZAFFARPUR, OCT 4 (PTI): An FIR was lodged in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur on Thursday against nearly 50 celebrities, including Ramachandra Guha, Mani Ratnam and Aparna Sen, who had written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi raising concern over the growing incidents of mob lynching, police said. The case was lodged after an order was passed by Chief Judicial Magistrate Surya Kant Tiwari two months ago on a petition filed by local advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha. “The CJM had passed the order on August 20, accepting my petition upon the receipt of which an FIR was lodged today at the Sadar police station here,” Ojha said. He said nearly 50 signatories of the letter were named as accused in his petition in which they allegedly “tarnished the image of the country and undermined the impressive performance of the prime minister” besides “supporting secessionist tendencies”. The police said the FIR was lodged under sections of the Indian Penal Code, including those

Proposed medical store closure called off DIMAPUR, OCT 4 (NPN): Nagaland Medicine Dealers Association (NMDA) has called off the proposed 12-hour “token closer” of its trade in and around Dimapur on October 5, 2019. In a press release, NMDA president A. Ato Yepthomi and general secretary Ashok Kr. Singhal said the decision was taken after an emergency meeting with the deputy commissioner (DC) Dimapur. At the meeting, the problems faced by the medical fraternity were deliberated at length. Following a detailed discussion on the problems faced by the members of NMDA, DC Dimapur Kevin Kevekha Zehol assured to redress all the difficulties on time.

Fuel prices dip

NEW DELHI, OCT 4 (AGENCIES): Fuel price rates continued a downward trend for the second day on Friday. Petrol prices were lowered by 18-19 paise for the second successive day across major cities of the country on Friday while diesel prices, on the other hand, were decreased by 8-9 paise. In Dimapur, the retail price of petrol price was slashed by 12 paise to Rs. 72.27 while Diesel costs Rs 65.14 per litre. In Kohima, petrol is retailing at Rs.72.41 per litre and diesel price stood at Rs.65.26 per litre.

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(L-R) Shyam Benegal, Ramachandra Guha, Anurag Kashyap and Aparna Sen. (File)

relating to sedition, public nuisance, hurting religious feelings and insulting with an intent to provoke breach of peace. The letter was written by 49 eminent personalities, including filmmakers Mani Ratnam, Anurag Kashyap, Shyam Benegal, actor Soumitra Chatterjee as well as vocalist Shubha Mudgal in July this year. It had said that the lynching of Muslims, Dalits and other minorities must be stopped immediately, while stressing that there was “no democracy without dissent”. It also noted that Jai Shri Ram had been reduced to a “provocative war cry”.

Rahul hits out at Modi govt over FIR Anyone who said anything against Prime Minister Narendra Modi or the government was put behind bars, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged on Friday, a day after an FIR was filed against nearly 50 celebrities who wrote an open letter to PM Narendra Modi on incidents of mob lynching. Gandhi said it was not a secret anymore that the country was moving towards an authoritarian state, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should tell the country why had he “destroyed”

the economy and created “massive joblessness”. “Everybody knows what is going on in the country. It is not a secret. In fact, the whole world knows it. We are moving towards an authoritarian state...,” Rahul Gandhi told reporters. “Anybody who says anything against the prime minister, anybody who raises anything against the government is being put in jail and attacked. The media is crushed. Everybody knows what is going on. This is not a secret,” he said.

DIMAPUR, OCT 4 (NPN): While the Public Action Committee (PAC) has yet to take a call on its indefinite bandh from October 7 after the DC Dimapur had acceded to its demand by reviving and reconstituting the District Level Price Monitoring Committee(DLPMC); various organisations such as Kohima District Truck Owners & Drivers Union, Nagaland Voluntary Consumers Organisation (NVCO) and Nagaland Government Registered Class-I Contractors’ Union(NGRC-I CU), have backed the bandh call from October7. NVCO: Press & Media Cell of NVCO, in a statement, maintained that protests and bandhs were “solely for the welfare of consumers” as “all illegal taxation” imposed on business community and truckers have been highlighted by it (NVCO) since the past. In the light of their burden caused by such taxations, NVCO has appealed to the general public to come forward and extend support to the proposed bandh so as to stop all such illegal taxations not only Dimapur, but also in the entire state.

NVCO has also appealed to the state government to issue necessary directions to all the district administrations to execute the government standing order and Gauhati High Court order that banned illegal collection of cash at check gates and highways by organisation/union/ association/federation, etc in collecting cash on any highways. KDTODU: Fully supporting the PAC bandh call, the Kohima District Truck Owners & Drivers’ Union (KDTODU) has announced that there will be no truck movement within Kohima jurisdiction on October 7 from 6 am to 6 p.m. KDTODU president Riivese and secretary Kevethei, in a joint statement, have appealed to all the truck owners especially contractors to co-operate with the union in preventing movement of trucks on that day. The union has blamed the Dimapur district administration for failing to regulate prices of commodities and not checking the practice of issuing contract lease for tax collection especially by DMC and also the illegal practices of syndicate system.

Meanwhile, KDTODU has listed “illegal collection of cash” at the check-gates and on highways in and around Kohima— Khuzama police check gate: Police (Rs.500 plus on sixwheeler truck and others), Narcotic (Rs.300 plus) and Excise (Rs.200 plus). Jakhama Kehorii: Rs.100 and Rs.50 (empty truck), Loyola Higher Secondary School, Jakhama (above) – Petroleum & Land Transport Workers Federation of India (P&LTWFI). Phesama landslide area: Rs.100 and Rs 50 (empty truck). Phesama check gate: Police (Rs.500 plus on sixwheeler truck), KMC toll Rs.50 plus (empty truck), Southern Angami Public Organisation (SAPO) local tax on item and package basis list displayed at the check gate. Bypass: KMC toll (Rs.100 plus on six-wheeler truck), Motor vehicle department (Rs.300). BSF camp Chedema: KMC toll free and Nagaland police. Meriema: KMC toll free. Lal Mati: Nagaland police (Rs.100 plus), Excise (Rs.100 plus) and Forest

department (Rs.200 plus) and as per cft. Pherima: P&LTWFI, despite ban by Gauhati High Court Kohima Bench against collection of cash on highways. KDTODU has appealed to the DC Kohima to immediately stop the mentioned illegal collections. T warned that in the event the district administration failed to act, it will be compelled to take further course of action. NGRC-1 CU: Nagaland Govt. Registered Class-1 Contractors’ Union (NGRC-1 CU) has also extended its support to KDTODU’s proposed ban on truck movement on October 7, 2019 in support of PAC bandh. In a press release, NGRC-1 CU president Seyiekuolie said that the members who are contractors, own trucks which were most affected and that normally, huge amounts were paid at check gates and on highways on daily basis. The union has also appealed to the district administrations especially Kohima to address the issue and bring out a solution in order to avoid further protest and bandh in the future.

IAF chief admits chopper shot down by own missile NH-29 landslide area likely to reopen today New Delhi, Oct 4 (PTI): Air Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Friday described as a “big mistake” the IAF shooting down its helicopter in Kashmir on February 27, when Indian and Pakistani forces were engaged in a dogfight, and said disciplinary action is being taken against officers held responsible for the incident. A surface-to-air missile of the Indian Air Force brought down the Mi-17 aircraft in Budgam in the Kashmir Valley, killing six IAF personnel on board the chopper and a civilian on the ground. The court of inquiry (CoI) ordered into the incident has completed its probe and it has been established that the helicopter was hit by IAF’s own missile, Bhadauria, who over as chief of the Air Force on Monday, said while addressing his first press conference. “It has been established

A file photo of the wreckage of the MI-17 chopper that crashed in Budgam district of J&K on February 27, 2019.

that the helicopter was hit by our own missile. We have already taken administrative action. Disciplinary action is being taken against two officers. We admit that it was a big mistake and necessary steps have been taken so that such incident does not recur,” he said ahead of Air Force Day on October 8. Before the press conference, the IAF showed representational video clips of the Balakot strike. Administrative action has already been taken against four officers held re-

sponsible for the helicopter crash by the CoI. Separately, disciplinary action like court martial procedures are being initiated against two senior officers, IAF officials said. The probe found there were “vital gaps” in communication and coordination between the ground staff and the crew of the chopper. It also found violations of standard operating procedures. Earlier, military sources said the probe found that the ‘Identification of Friend or Foe’ (IFF) system on-board

the helicopter was switched off and there were “vital gaps” in communication and coordination between the ground staff and the crew of the chopper. It also found violations of standard operating procedures. The IFF helps air defence radars identify whether an aircraft or helicopter is friendly or hostile. The helicopter crashed in Budgam around 10 am on February 27 when Indian and Pakistani fighter jets were engaged in fierce aerial combat in Nowshera, a day after India’s air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist training camp in Balakot in Pakistan. The helicopter went down around 10 minutes after taking off. Official sources said the helicopter was asked to return because of the dogfight 100 km away from Srinagar. A missile was fired at the helicopter as the IAF ground staff thought it was an enemy chopper.

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KOHIMA, OCT 4 (NPN): Following the two major landslides that occurred at Sechü- Zubza at 162.600 km and 162.750 km on NH-29 on September 30 and the slurry from nearby hill that continuously flowed down,

traffic was disrupted between Kohima and Dimapur. However, vehicles were allowed to ply till 2 p.m. on Friday and later closed for clearing the mudslide. The highway was again opened for traffic till 6 p.m. National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation

site engineer Nchumthung Tungoe informed Nagaland Post that the highway would remained closed from 10 p.m. from Friday till 5 a.m. next day. He said both lanes of the highway would be opened for traffic before noon on Saturday after clearing the area.

4 lane project: CPO seeks clarification from NHIDCL DIMAPUR, OCT 4 (NPN): Chakhroma Public Organisation (CPO) has sought clarification from National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) on the present status four-lane road project between Dimapur and Kohima (NH-29). In a letter addressed to the general manager NHIDCL Dimapur, CPO president Vichütuolie Mere and general secretary Mhiesisato Vüprü drew attention to the degeneration of the Dimapur-Kohima road as “dirt off-road or river-bed condition road” at so many locations since the project began. CPO further lamented that the ongoing road work does not seem to be nearing completion in any part of the whole stretch of the National Highway. The signatories added that this has caused huge damage and loss to public and demanded a public response to several issues. One was that NHIDCL identify who were responsible for damage and maintenance of the Dimapur-Kohima road which has turned hazardous and causing untold suffering on public and commuters.

A poclain seen clearing the mudslides along the highway.

CPO also demanded to know as to who- NHIDCL or contractor(s) was responsible for accidents caused by negligence in the maintenance of

the Dimapur-Kohima road? It also asked whether public safety was assured in the 4-lane project and if yes, then what steps were being taken by NHIDCL? CPO asked who was responsibleNHIDCL or contractor(s) for causing pollution and adverse travel conditions on the road for both public and commuters? CPO demanded to know what was the scheduled time period for completion of the 4-lane project? CPO asked the NHIDCL to take its demands seriously with appropriate response since public have been suffering due to negligence and lack of responsibility after the 4-lane works began. CPO also opined that the work could take few more years to complete and in the meantime, asked NHIDCL to undertake necessary measures for public safety failing which it(CPO) would be compelled to resort to drastic action in the interest of public safety CPO has also requested the NHIDCL to reply to its letter at the earliest for information of the public otherwise, it would demand enquiry through appropriate agencies. K Y M C


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WEATHER FORECAST October 5

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Agartala A stray thunderstorm

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Mostly cloudy with a t-storm 26 19

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Guwahati A stray morning thunderstorm 31 24

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Teachers are the backbone of nation, says Zhaleo Rio

Zhaleo Rio speaking at the programme. (NP)

Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, OCT 4 (NPN): Reminding that teaching was not just a job but a scared profession, advisor Sericulture, Excise and Minority Affairs, Zhaleo Rio urged the teachers to execute their duties with responsibility as they were considered the backbone of the nation. He said this while gracing as key speaker at the All Nagaland Hindi Teachers Union (ANHTU) Dimapur unit silver jubilee celebration and 26th state level Hindi Divas under the theme “25 years towards progress” held at Town Hall, Dimapur. While reminding the teachers of their responsibility, Zhaleo asserted that starting from the primary to

the higher level, the future of children depend on the hands of the teacher. “Let us care for the children future and together we will march forward prosperity and development in all sectors”, said Zhaleo. He also extended greeting to Hindi teachers and pointed out that celebration of jubilee was to remember and honour the pioneers, who have immensely contributed towards the teaching of Hindi. He encouraged the teachers to carry forward the good message in their respective areas. He also discouraged the practise of proxy and bogus teachers and urged the teachers to be sincere and execute their assigned duties with dedication. Spea king a s g uest

speaker, additional director of School Education, Razouseyi Vese highlighted on the importance of language saying “we need to mastered our own language, learn to preserve it and at the same time try to learn other language too”. Maintaining that with the advancement of technology, children have become smart, he encouraged the teachers to upgrade and keep themselves updated so that they will be able to help the children to study smart. In the programme, report of the union was delivered by ANHTU Dimapur unit general secretary, Daniel Sema and ANHTU central body general secretary, A.S Yarthotngam while short speech was delivered by deputy director (Hindi) School Education, Zakienei Khoubve and ANHTU central body president Rometo Sema. Earlier, Zhaleo unveiled the jubilee monolith and distributed prizes while the souvenir was unveiled by the guest speaker. The programme began with an invocation by DHHM director Rev. Dilip Singh and vote of thanks by ANHTU Dimapur unit advisor, Walenniba Jamir.

Spear Corps conducts SHS DIMAPUR: Spear Corps multiple events under the theme ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’, from September 16 to October 2, in the entire Corps Zone. According to PRO (Defence), motivational lectures, symposiums, cleanliness drives and cycle rallies were organised to educate the population on lasting harmful impact of plastic wastes on health and environment. On culmination of the campaign, a mega event was organised on October 2 at Clock Tower in Dimapur, in coordination with civil Children of Don Bosco Higher secondary School in traditional attire at the science administration. ‘Swachtha exhibition-cum-flower show at its school premises on Friday. The event was graced Pledge’ was administered to all participants. by IOCL senior depot manager, Mudang Tacho as chief guest. (NP)

Angikaar campaign launched in Wokha DIMAPUR: To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a city level Angikaar campaign was launched on October 2 in Wokha. In a press release, “Housing for All” incharge, MIS specialist, Elonthung Ezung stated that the programme was chaired by EAC (probation), Molosangla Ozkum. The programme began with an invocation by assistant pastor-cum-youth director, Wokha Town Baptist Church, Cumbenthung Murry, while special song was presented by choir of Fernbrook School, Wokha. Keynote address on Angikaar awareness was presented by EAC, Wokha Arhomo Yanthan. Additional Deputy Commissioner and Administrator Wokha Town Council, K. Mhathung Tsanglao launched the Angikaar video promo. Later, a plantation drive and signature campaign was carried out that was led by Renbeni Ezung, Nodal Officer, Angikaar, Wokha Town Council. The programme concluded with Angikaar march from Town Hall to Police Point Wokha.

Members of Aces High and Adventure 4x4 Club with OC Traffic, LM Patton and traffic police personnel at Tsiesema on October 4. (NP)

blocked the National Highway 29 near Zubza, the KOHIMA, OCT 4 (NPN): main connectivity between After massive landsides Kohima and Dimapur since triggered by heavy rains October 1, a group of volCorrespondent

unteers from High and Nagaland 4x4 Club were seen assisting the traffic to help the commuters stuck in the highway.

NSRLM organises sales day for VLOs

DRDA project director Alemla J Chishi and other during the sales day at Kohima on Friday. (NP)

Correspondent KOHIMA, OCT 4 (NPN): Block Mission Management unit Chiephobozou block, Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission (NSRLM) under Rural Development department organised sales day for Village Level Organisations (VLOs) under Chiephobozou block at Super market, Kohima on Friday. A press release from NSRLM Chiephobozou block stated that DRDA project director and district Mission Manager, NSRLM, Alemla J Chishi

ICAR-NRC organises cultural competition

DIMAPUR: Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-National Research Centre (NRC) on Mithun, Medziphema organized literary and cultural competitions from September 23 to 26. A press release from ICAR-NRC Medziphema stated that nine schools participated, where Sainik School Punglwa emerged as the winner. In the painting competition under classes VII-IX category the cadets bagged all the three top positions while in the classes X and above category they bagged the 1st and 2nd positions.

Volunteers assist traffic at landslide areas As alternate arrangement, all light vehicles proceeding towards Dimapur from Kohima and viceversa have been directed to route via Tsiesema-10th Mile-Peducha. The volunteers of the clubs, who have been assisting the traffic since October 3, said they came out with this idea to help when they saw commuters struggling. They wanted to ensure that people do not suffer with shortage of ration, fuel and daily commodities. They stated that they did not expect anything in return but was setting a good example for the others to follow. They also wished that the government should recognise such clubs and groups, whenever they get the opportunity to participate in the car rally or exhibitions outside the state. Meanwhile, OC Traf-

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fic, M. Patton, who inspected the landslide areas, said that it was safe for public to take Tsiesema road side but if rain continues then it might not be safe to travel. He advised the public to be cautious as the roads have become muddy and slippery. He extended gratitude to the Aces High and Nagaland 4x4 Club for their assistance. Volunteers from the clubs have been stationed in different locations and assisting the travellers. The OC said that the clubs have set a good example by extending their support. He welcomed the good gesture especially from the youths and said that it should become an eye opener to others. A commuter extended gratitude to the volunteers for assisting him without hesitation after his vehicle was stuck in the mud.

In essay writing competition, the also school bagged the top positions. In the quiz and debate competitions, the school finished in 1st and 3rd positions respectively. The awards were given away on October 2 at the prize distribution programme organized by Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Dailee Mao, art master of the school collected the awards on behalf of the cadets. Gp Capt Prasun Basu, principal of the school congratulated the cadets for their commendable performance in the various competitions.

Durga Puja greetings DIMAPUR: On the occasion of Durga Puja, the NPF Minority Wing central has extended greetings to Hindu brothers and sisters of Nagaland and neighbouring area, the festival that marks the battle of Goddess Durga with evil. In a statement, NPF minority wing president, Bishnu Bhattachar jee hoped that the festival will promote unity, harmony and peace among the community. Meanwhile, Dimapur Bengali Students’ Union has also extended warm greetings to all the Hindus living in Nagaland and beyond. The union also extended greetings to the non-Hindu communities of the state and invited everyone to be a part of the celebration of good overpowering evil.

graced the occasion as guest of honour. In her brief address, she encouraged the Self Help Groups (SHGs) to participate actively in such kind of sales day organised by the department which will facilitates market linkage. She also encouraged the SHGs to take it as an opportunity to promote organic product in the local market. BDO-cum-BMM, RD Block Chiephobozou, Seyiekhrielie Rio in his keynote address said VLOs were formed to help SHGs in coordinating with the

department and stakeholders. He said the sales day has been organised to make VLOs more proactive and help them in bringing marketing avenues to the SHGs. He pointed out that for any organisation to function smoothly, they need good foundation and basic finance and added that NRLM Chiephobozou block was doing their best to help the SHGs achieved sustainable livelihood. Altogether 210 SHGs from 21 VLOs took part in the sales day.

news in Brief Ex-parliamentarians meeting: All the ex-parliamentarians (ex MLAs/MPs) have been requested to attend a meeting on October 11 at 11 am at Hotel Seb Tower to discuss on some issues. This was informed in a press release issued by ex-MLA, Joshua Sumi and ex-MLA, NilloRengma. Men’s bible camp: Nagaland Christian Revival Church P. R. Hill, Kohima will be conducting Men’s Bible Camp from October 5 to 8 at Tourist Lodge Kipfüzha, Kigwema under the theme “Prepare for the day of reckoning.” Further details can be contacted at 9556039431/9463830001. DVC informs: Diphupar Village Council has informed all the landbook/patta holders of Diphupar village, to renew their land patta at their respective khel GB within October 31. In a press statement, DVC chairman, Ghuzui Shohe and secretary, E. Philip Lotha informed that failing to renew within the stipulated time, patta of those defaulters will be cancelled and no complaint will be entertained. Chakhroma GB Union meeting: Chakhroma GB Union has convened a general meeting on October 16 at 10 am at Chakhroma Public Organisation Hall, Chümoukedima. All members have been requested to attend the meeting positively. NSAMB meeting: Nagaland State Agricultural Marketing Board (NSAMB) has informed all members of board of directors, that a meeting will be held on October 11 at 11 am, at Japfu Hotel, Kohima. All members have been requested to attend the meeting personally. Dimapur DPDB meeting postponed: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dimapur has informed that Dimapur District Planning Development Board (DPDB) has been postponed to October 10 at 11 a.m. at the Conference Hall of DC Dimapur. RCS Peren meeting: The general meeting of all Registered Co-operative Societies under Peren district will be held on October 8 at 12 noon at Jalukie town. All respective chairmen, secretaries and members have been requested to attend the meeting without fail as functional and non functional societies under Peren district will be discussed. Peren council new office bearers: Peren Council (apex body of all Peren villages) in its general session on September 27 at New Peren village (host village) council hall has elected/selected its new office bearers for the tenure 2019-2022 with Gumchu Hegui as president and Ndangkie Ndang as secretary along with other members, advisors, auditors and executive members.

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Time of sowing Mid Sept- Mid Oct Hills: 2nd fortnight of Oct-1st fortnight of Nov Foothills: Last week of Oct-Nov 1st Fortnight of Sept -Nov Foothills : Aug- Oct Oct-Nov 2nd fortnight of October Toria : Last week of Sept to last week of Oct. Mustard: Last week of Sept to mid Oct. 8 Potato Hills: Sept.- Oct. & Jan.- March Foothills: Oct.- Nov. 9 Boro Rice/ Summer Rice/Rabi Season Rice Sowing: Nov. - Dec. Harvest: March- April *R=Row, P=Plant *For further information download the following Mobile Apps from Google Play Store 1) Nagaland Local Plants 2) NagaFarm Doctor

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Seed Rate & Spacing 20kg/ha 60-75 x 25-30 cm2 (R x P) 20-25 x 8-10 cm2 (R x P) Late maturing: 60-80 kg/ha ; 30 X 10 cm2 (R x P) Early maturing: 90-120 kg/ha ; 20 x 10 cm2 (R X P) 120-125 kg/ha 25- 30 kg/ha 75-100 kg/ha Line sowing: 5-6 kg/ha Broadcasting: 8-10 kg/ha Line Sowing/Broadcasting:4-6 Kg/Ha Sowing depth: 3-4 cm 20-35 qtl/ha Medium Sized Tubers: 60x20 cm2 (RxP) Large Sized tubers : 60x25 cm2 (RxP) Normal: 40-45 Kg/ Ha SRI: 4-5 Kg/ Ha Normal: 15-20x15-20 cm2 (RxP) SRI : 25-30x 25-30 cm2 (RxP)

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WCSU bans voluntary donations

DIMAPUR: Wokha Circle Students’ Union (WCSU) has banned selling of badges, ticket calendar and any sort of donations within Wokha circle by any NGO’s union and individual without prior permission from

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the union. Informing this in a press release, the union president C. Longshithung Lotha and general secretary, Jonjibemo Tsopoe stated due to such kinds of donation drives the shop keepers and the general

public of Wokha were facing untold problems. The union therefore, sought cooperation from the district administration and police

to assist in checking such unwanted donations. Further, WCSU cautioned that fine will be imposed and stern action will

be initiated in the event of violation of the union resolution. The union appealed all concerned citizens to extend their support.

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13-day National Integration Tour flagged off

Dimapur: Assam Rifles, Dimapur battalion under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North), flagged off National Integration Tour, comprising of 23 students and three teachers from Assembly of God Higher Secondary School, Dimapur on September 30. According to PRO IGAR (N), the tour was flagged off by Commander, HQ 6 Sector, AR. The 13 days tour itinerary from (October 1 to 13) was aimed at providing students with an insight into the rich heritage and diverse blend of the country.

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Protestors demand hanging of rapist Correspondent

IMPHAL, Oct 4: A large number of people, mostly women, on Friday stormed Imphal’s Cheirap Court Complex where an alleged rapist was produced in the court of special judge POCSO. Thokchom Suraj (36), a laboratory technician of RIMS hospital, Imphal was arrested by police in connection with alleged rape of 12-year-old girl patient in his laboratory room was produced in the court of special judge POCSO RK Memcha today. The court remanded to police custody for five days the alleged rapist who had been terminated from his service immediately after the incident was reported to the higher authority of RIMS on Thursday Suraj was arrested by Lamphel police of Imphal West on Thursday after parents of the minor girl lodged a complaint alleging that their daughter was raped by the laboratory technician inside the laboratory room in the wee hours of Thurs-

A lady police officer controlling protestors storming court complex where the alleged rapist was produced. (NP) day. While producing him in the court, the police charged him under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 that deals with sexual offences against persons below 18 years of age, who are deemed as children. The laboratory technician allegedly raped the girl who was brought to his laboratory for ECG testing on the recommendation of the doctors on duty at the emergency ward of the hospital in the wee hour of Thursday. The girl was suffering from fever and dysentery and doctors sent her for ECG test to the labora-

tory. He allegedly raped her taking advantage of his lone night duty and prohibited her parents from entering the laboratory room When the alleged rapist was brought to the court, a large number of people stormed the court complex, demanding harsh punishment for the rapist. They shouted “hang till death the rapist”, “rapist must be given capital punishment” etc. They confronted with the police on duty there. Unable to control the situation, additional police force from Imphal West district police headquarters rushed to the

spot and blocked protestors from entering the court complex using barricades. However, when the alleged rapist was taken away by the police using bullet proof vehicle amidst the chaotic scene, the protestors left the place only to proceed to the RIMS hospital campus where they targeted the administrative block of the hospital. A team of Lamphel police station blocked the protestors from entering the administrative block after which confrontation broke out again. The protestors calmed down only after the police allowed some leaders to proceed and meet the RIMS director. However, when the leaders did not come out of the meeting for a long time, the protestors outside the administrative block attempted to enter the hospital complex. Later, the leaders came out with an assurance from the director to extend all possible cooperation in awarding befitting punishment to the rapist. He further informed them that he had

issued an order terminating the laboratory technician from his service. On the other hand, taking serious note of the alleged rape of a minor girl, Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) on Friday demanded harsh punishment to the rapist. Addressing a press conference at its office, KSA deputy secretary Kalpana Yumnam demanded that all hospital including private hospital must detain atleast one female laboratory technicians so that such heinous crime against women is not repeated in future. Government should take up necessary step to implement the demand at the earliest, she demanded. While demanding harsh punishment against the rapist, she appealed all concerned authorities dealing with the case not to delay in framing charge against the rapist and for speedy trial. If the pertinent authorities failed to address the demand, KSA will launch various forms of agitations, she threatened.

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Mizoram rejects Forest Act amendment G U WA H AT I , O C T 4 (AGENCIES): The Mizoram government has rejected the Centre’s proposal to amend the “anti-indigenous people” Indian Forest Act, 1927, as its provisions are in conflict with the special provisions the State enjoys under Article 371G of the Constitution, reports The Hindu. Forest rights activists and tribal welfare organisations are against this amendment bill that seeks to give higher management powers beyond what is provided in the Forest Rights Act of 2006, threatens to evict forest dwellers and promotes forest produce through private firms. “The proposal to amend the Indian Forest Act was rejected after a consultative meeting of all stakeholders, including representatives of political parties, civil society organisations and officials,” Mizoram’s Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change T.J. Lalnuntluanga said on Friday. He also holds the Law and Judicial Department

portfolio in the Mizo National Front (MNF) government headed by Chief Minister Zoramthanga. The MNF is a member of the BJP-fronted North East Democratic Alliance. Officials in his department said there was a consensus in Thursday’s meeting that the proposed amendment, if made a law, would directly encroach upon the provisions of Article 371G. “A reframed Indian Forest Act as per the proposals would challenge Mizo customary laws and practices, ownership and transfer of land as well as the powers conferred upon the autonomous district councils,” a senior officer said declining to be quoted. The State’s Forest officials said that the Indian Forest Act of 1927 had not been enforced in Mizoram. The State’s areas under forest have been governed by the Mizoram Forest Act of 1955 “in accordance with the customary laws and needs of the local people”. The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change had on

March 14 invited feedback on the proposed amendment from the States after consultation with stakeholders. The Opposition Congress and regional political parties have been rallying against the proposals. An ethnicity-based organisation called Zo Indigenous Forum had submitted a memorandum to the United Nations saying the Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was anti-indigenous communities and against the fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution. Mizoram is among the 15 States and Union Territories with more than 33% of the geographical area under forest cover. The State is among India’s “tribal districts” with a total forest cover of 421,000 sq km.

Hasina visit: Has Biplab replaced TMC’s Mamata? New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS): Visiting Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seems to have found a new ally in Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb, after years of a blow hot and cold relationship with another Bengali speaking Chief Minister - Mamata Banerjee. Deb flew in to Delhi on Thursday after Hasina requested a specific meeting with the Tripura leader whose state borders Bangladesh. While Deb requested a direct international flight between Dhaka and Agartala, Hasina seems to have

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given an in principle go ahead for that. Issues related to an international driving permit between India and Bangladesh through the Tripura border featured in the meeting that lasted for 90 minutes. Both the leaders have agreed on providing temporary permits. There was a waterway also about to be built between Tripura’s Sinamura and Bangladesh. That too is likely to be declared as “international protocol route”, post this meeting, subject to the Indo-Bangladesh agreements. Bangladesh is a Bengali speaking nation and

hence had historical bonds with West Bengal. But the relationship between the two leaders, Hasina and Banerjee, hasn’t been consistent. Back in 2011, Banerjee had refused to accompany then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Bangladesh. In spite of requests from Hasina, the Bengal Chief Minister did not yield. The Teesta water sharing pact between the two nations was still pending, in spite of India and Bangladesh both keen to seal the deal, due to stiff opposition by Banerjee. Even this year, the fi-

ery Trinamool Congress supremo reiterated her stiff opposition to the pact, in the West Bengal Assembly. As a consequence, Bangladesh stopped exporting Hilsa, a prized fish for the Bengali platter, creating heart burns in West Bengal. “Bangladesh has stopped supply of Hilsa for some time. I understand they are sad as we could not give them water from the Teesta,” Banerjee had said in July this year. Though the two met last year and this February, but the meetings hardly could break the ice between them.

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Mizoram CSOs to meet Shah on CAB; withdraw protest

Aizawl, Oct 4 (PTI): A conglomerate of civil society organisations and student bodies of Mizoram on Friday said its leaders would meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah here on Saturday, changing its decision to hold a protest rally on the issue. Shah comes to Aizawl on Saturday on a day’s visit during which he will inaugurate an exhibition of northeast handloom and handicraft products and meet state leaders. “We will submit a memorandum and discuss with him our displeasure over the Centre’s proposal to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955,” a leader of the NGO Coordination Committee said, adding that they had withdrawn the earlier plan to hold a protest rally. The Committee has changed its decision after Chief Minister Zoramthanga urged them not to protest during the first visit of Shah, also BJP national president, to the state after becoming the Union home minister, he

IITG signs MoU with PCBA to tackle air pollution in 5 cities G u wahat i , O c t 4 (PTI): The Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IITG) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pollution Control Board Assam (PCBA) to tackle air pollution problems in five cities of the state. The MoU was signed under the National Clean Air Program (NCAP) launched by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to tackle air pollution problems in Guwahati, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sibsagar and Silchar in the state of Assam, according to a release issued by IITG on Friday. The identified cities and towns have particle levels (PM10) exceeding the annual average (60 microgram per cubic meter) ambient air quality standards. The MoU was signed by Prof Sharad Gokhale of the Civil Engineering department of IITG and Dr D N Das PCBA Member secretary recently, it said. The main aim of the MoU signed would be to prepare city-specific interventions and action plans, targeting about 20 to 30 per cent reduction of PM 2.5 and PM10 concentrations by 2024 and will be implemented by PCBA, the release said. IITG will be the technical partner and will assist PCBA in carrying out air pollution studies like identifying critical sources, building state-of-the-art air quality monitoring networks, and investigating mitigations in the five identified cities and implementing them with the help of PCBA.

Amit Shah said. Zoramthanga is the president of ruling Mizo National Front which is a constituent of the NDA and the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), both headed by the BJP. BJP’s Mizoram unit president John V Hluna had also appealed to the civil society organisations of the state not to hold any protest programme during Shah’s visit. BJP sources said the Shah would first inaugurate the Northeast Handloom and Handicraft Exhibition and hold a meeting with the chief minister and senior government officials. Besides, the Union

minister will also hold a one-on- one meeting with Zoramthanga and then talk to the NGO Coordination Committee leaders on the issue of Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB). Three days ago, Amit Shah had announced that the CAB would be brought in Parliament again. It had been passed by the Lok Sabha on January 8, 2019, but could not be placed in Rajya Sabha. The legislation seeks to facilitate the granting of citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Christians, and Parsis from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh and entering India before December 31, 2014. The move by the BJPled NDA government to amend the Citizenship Act stirred a hornet’s nest in the Northeast and protests were held in several states on Thursday. The indigenous people of the region were scared that if the CAB is enacted, it would endanger their identity and livelihood.

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No animal sacrifice in Durga Mnp Guv inaugurates MMS PIMUN, 2019 Bari temple:Tripura High Court Correspondent

Agartala, Oct 4 (IANS): There would be no sacrifice of animals during Durga Puja in the famous Durga Bari temple here for the first time in 525 years as the Tripura High Court has banned the centuries-old tradition of animal sacrifice in religious places. The Tripura government has been sponsoring the Puja in the Durga Bari temple for the last 70 years. “For the first time in 525 years, there would be absolutely no sacrifice of animals during the five-day ‘Durga Puja’. We would abide by the order of the Tripura High Court,” Dulal Bhattacharjee, the chief priest of Durga Bari temple, told IANS. The 92-year-old Bhattacharjee’s son Jayanta Bhattacharjee said that as per the order of the ‘Debarchan Vibhaga’ (worship wing) of the West Tripura district administration, no animal sacrifice would be carried out in Durga Bari temple. “Till last year, a young buffalo, several goats and pigeons were sacrificed

during the five-day festival at Durga Bari,” Jayanta, also a priest, told IANS. A division bench of the high court comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Arindam Lodh in a landmark judgement on September 27 ordered that no person including the state government shall be allowed to sacrifice any animal or bird within the precincts of any of the temples in the state of Tripura. Tripura’s Law and Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath told IANS that the state government in a day or two would file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) before the Supreme Court against the Tripura HC order. “The high court order evoked a mixed reaction. According to the prevailing law, sacrifice of animals in religious places does not mean cruelty against animals. Hence, the state government has decided to file the SLP before the Supreme Court. After the apex court decision, the state government would take the follow up steps on the issue,” the minister said.

IMPHAL, Oct 4: Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla on Friday inaugurated the first ever Model United Nations conference MMS PIMUN 2019 in Imphal’s Hotel Classic Grande. The conference was organized by Polaris International MUN (PIMUN) in collaboration with Maria Montessori Senior Secondary School, Koirengei, Imphal East district. The conference organized under the theme ‘Coadunate Contra Conflict’ includes debates and discussions and will continue till October 7. Addressing the inaugural function, the Governor reminded that the Model United Nations Conference is a platform for simulation and the students should participate in debates while taking up leadership roles. The conference will encourage students in public speaking and motivate them to play the roles with the tact of diplomacy laced with political satire, she said. The Governor added that such an engagement continuously challenges the students to extensively use their criticial thinking ability, while also approaching the subject from different

Manipur Governor inaugurates MMS PIMUN 2019 in Imphal on Friday.

angles to analytically diagnose and plan to provide solutions to the crisis at hand. This kind of role-play simulations helps students understand the nitty-gritty of working on projects in a real world scenario and encourages them to think, be creative and use communication skills to collaborate, she added. Young students need to inculcate the idea of philosophy of tolerance from an early age to contribute in nation building as well as the state, she said. The Governor advised the students to learn to respect others, to work with honest and disciplined mind to become a good citizen. Expressing happiness on the betterment of the overall law and order situation in the state, the

Governor appealed to all concerned not to disturb education under any circumstances considering the profound importance of education in the civilizational development of a nation. Heptulla further stated that the young boys and girls of the state were very talented and they excel in different fields especially in the fields of sports and cultural activities. They were blessed with hidden and innate talents and also possess a rare quality of adaptation and requisite temperament. “It is due to this unique blend of character in our youth that they have been able to bring many prestigious laurels in various disciplines at the national and international sports arena,” she said.

Meghalaya cyclist rides 500 Security forces recover war-like store in Manipur kms for Cleaner Environment Correspondent

Winward Sangma SHILLONG, OCT 4 (AGENCIES): Meghalaya BMX rider, Winward Sangma, once again started off his journey all the way from Shillong to Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh which was organized by District Administration, West Garo Hills, reports The Northeast Today. In his journey, he covered a distance of 501 KM within 3 days along with his team

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from Shillong namely Giovani Majaw, Chirangka Marak , Hopesent Marak , Daniel Sangma followed by Valentine Baron from France. The main moto of this ride was to spread awareness regarding Environment “The Cleaner Northeast India, The Greener Northeast India”. The BMX rider along with his mates conducted clean drives, planting of tress in Tezpur, Assam and parts of Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh. The young BMX rider said, “The world is changed by your example not by your opinion, Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. We do cleaning drives in different states not as a publicity stunt but for the general public”. Sangma added, “I want to spread awareness and give the duty to every person our there so as request them to try their best to protect the environment by planting trees , doing cleaning drives in an around their surrounding’s so I thought of why not do it as a whole Northeast and promotes or push the citizens to keep their environment clean so I talked regarding this to the Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills and he helped me a lot for this trip, we are planning for more bigger projects in Future”. The team was hosted warmly by Camp Donyi Polo at Ziro followed by many activities in collaboration with Stay high which is an Adventurous Company.

IMPHAL, Oct 4: Security forces in Manipur recovered a cache of arms and ammunition suspected to belong to Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) in a counter insurgency operation at a village in Bishnupur district bordering Noney district on Friday. Police said that the war-like store was discovered by a combined team of Manipur police commandos and Indian Army who launched an operation at Chaiba village based on specific information. The recover y was made from a location near the house of Thandung Thaimei alias Adum (30) of Chaiba village, a hardcore cadre of the Zeliangrong United Front, operating in Jiribam, po-

Police displaying arms and ammunition recovered by a combined force of police commandos and Indian army in Bishnupur district on Friday. lice said. The recovered items include five 7.52 self-loading rifles, one Chinese hand grenade, one, AK magazine, 172 rounds of 7.62 mm of AK, one Bush-

nell 4x32 E Monocular day sigh and a BSA 4x32 IR Monocular day sigh. The recovered arms and ammunition were later handed over to Bishnupur police station where a case

was registered for further investigation, they added. The combined team launched the search operation at Chaiba village around 7am on Friday morning,


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Post-mortem

Hebron: 21 September 2019... (Part ii)

Vol. XXIX NO. 300 Dimapur, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019

Easier said than done

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s with the union budget which boasted of taking India into a $5 trillion economy, which evidently did not sync with ground realities and instead compelling the government to announce a series of roll backs; the same fate appears to have overcome the pledge to make India plastic-free in 2018 on World Environment Day. The government has not put in place a clear roadmap with timelines to meet the 2022 deadline for eliminating single-use plastics. Recent announcements on phasing out single use plastics have not made any mention of the plan to eliminate single-use plastics by 2022 opting instead for the more indefinite “in the coming years”. The plan was for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to outlaw six items on October 2, the 150th anniversary of the birth of independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, as part of a broader campaign to rid India of single-use plastics by 2022. The prevailing economic slowdown and the prospect of more job losses have prevented the NDA government, characteristically not known for restraint and moderation, from rushing into a knee-jerk decision. As of now, single-use plastic will not be allowed only inside national monuments and within 100 metres of their boundary. For now, government has left it to state government to enforce existing rules against storing, manufacturing and using some single-use plastic products such as polythene bags and styrofoam, said a top bureaucrat at the ministry of environment. The Confederation of Indian Industry(CII), a lobby group, said the move had become an existential issue for several economic sectors because alternatives were not immediately available. Plastic waste is at epidemic proportions in the world’s oceans with an estimated 100 million tonnes dumped there to date, according to the United Nations. Scientists have found large amounts of micro plastic in the intestines of deep-dwelling ocean mammals like whales. India, which uses about 14 million tonnes of plastic annually, lacks an organised system for management of plastic waste, leading to widespread littering. It may be easy to talk of ban on single-use plastic, but almost impossible to implement it because there seems to be no alternative. Single-use plastic like shopping bags, bottles, utensils and straws are cheap , convenient and easily available. Today, many other plastic items are designed to be used just once, delivering benefits beyond convenience and cost savings and ultimately supporting public health. For example, single-use plastic products that prevent the spread of infection are crucial in the medical industry. Instruments such as syringes, applicators, drug tests, bandages and wraps are often made to be disposable. Furthermore, single-use plastic products have been enlisted in the fight against food waste, keeping food and water fresher for longer and reducing the potential for contamination. The greatest threat posed by single-use plastic is in the way they pollute the environment. On this, perhaps there could be methods such as the policy adopted by some state governments like Himachal Pradesh to buy-back non-recyclable plastic waste while plastic disposal machines are being installed at railway stations and public areas. The other method is the plan by the Indian Oil Corporation to turn single-use plastic into specialised bitumen for construction of roads and highways. The only alternative to carry bag is jute or paper products but these are expensive and will add to the shopping cost besides being cumbersome and non-water resistant. Hopefully, an alternative could be found to single-use plastic but when it happens will take a long time.

DailyDevotion The Vision and The Reality

…to those who are…called to be saints… —1 Corinthians 1:2 Thank God for being able to see all that you have not yet been. You have had the vision, but you are not yet to the reality of it by any means. It is when we are in the valley, where we prove whether we will be the choice ones, that most of us turn back. We are not quite prepared for the bumps and bruises that must come if we are going to be turned into the shape of the vision. We have seen what we are not, and what God wants us to be, but are we willing to be battered into the shape of the vision to be used by God? The beatings will always come in the most common, everyday ways and through common, everyday people. There are times when we do know what God’s purpose is; whether we will let the vision be turned into actual character depends on us, not on God. If we prefer to relax on the mountaintop and live in the memory of the vision, then we will be of no real use in the ordinary things of which human life is made. We have to learn to live in reliance upon what we saw in the vision, not simply live in ecstatic delight and conscious reflection upon God. This means living the realities of our lives in the light of the vision until the truth of the vision is actually realized in us. Every bit of our training is in that direction. Learn to thank God for making His demands known. Our little “I am” always sulks and pouts when God says do. Let your little “I am” be shriveled up in God’s wrath and indignation— “I AM WHO I AM…has sent me to you” (Exodus 3:14). He must dominate. Isn’t it piercing to realize that God not only knows where we live, but also knows the gutters into which we crawl! He will hunt us down as fast as a flash of lightning. No human being knows human beings as God does.

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ellow Nagas...remember... that there were over 40-50 ‘responsible intellectuals’ representing either themselves or different Naga forums, handpicked by NSCN (IM), to be present in this meeting at Hebron on 21st September 2019. Each one of them heard exactly what I heard. Correct me if I am wrong for thinking that each one of them present in that meeting owes it to the Nagas at large to honestly and responsibly place facts on the table to facilitate others to gain a fair realistic picture of our circumstance...because this is a very crucial time for Nagas to know exactly where we stand. On my part, I have publically made it known in print media what my perception has been...right or wrong... qualifying what I have heard and have also candidly stated that “I too am equally confused at this stage” of what transpired that day. It would be appropriate for at least a few present in this meeting to affirm the facts...and help the Nagas to think on an even keel. To my mind there are serious conflicting gray areas needing clarification. I ran through the first part of my narrative with a general overview but a closer analytical look at the specific issues raised therein seems necessary and therefore at the cost of seeming repetitive let’s take a hard second look of what was officially said again on 21 September 2019 by NSCN (IM): (1) I have made it sufficiently clear that if we are talking about real “Shared Sovereignty” with the GoI, the Nagas ought not to have any direct concern about the Indian Parliament at all. Yet CC talks about having enhanced representation of Naga MPs in both Houses in the Indian Parliament. Further the CC also talks of 2/3 majority in the Indian Parliament being required to amend the ‘Competency Clauses’ which is being highlighted

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i l l R I I N r e a l ly work? After having gone through many articles given by the state government, civil organisations and individuals about Registry of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland, it appears that the main intention of initiating RIIN is to deal with the fast changing demographic face of Dimapur. RIIN, according to my understanding, is important only for two reasons: one, to prevent outsiders (including the Nagas from outside of Nagaland) from grabbing the share of the Nagas in Nagaland in state government’s welfare schemes (including scholarship, PDS, etc) and secondly to prevent outsiders from getting state government’s job. But there are already available mechanisms such as adhaar card, residential certificate, driving licence, etc., to recognise genuine inhabitants of the state. Why all these available mechanisms are not working is simply because of corrupted and opportunist leaders. It is for this same reason why even ILP has become a toothless law. Today our society is infested with the problem of maintaining many civil organisations and many laws. We haven’t realised yet that any good law or organisation with good intention ‘cannot be good’ if it is in the hand of ‘bad people’. In this context, whether framing a new law such as RIIN will solve the problem of Nagaland becomes a million dollar question. RIIN and Dimapur: At present, Dimapur is a land flowing with milk and honey. It is because of this reason hundreds of people poured in every month/year to live here. Apart from the pouring in of hundreds of immigrants (miyas) from mainland India (even from Bangladesh?), there is also the influx of Nagas from outside of Nagaland especially from Manipur that changes the demographic face of Dimapur. Thousands of Nagas outside of Nagaland have bought land, constructed houses, and permanently settled down. They survive with their daily earnings majority of them involving in manual labour. In addition to the fear caused by the increasing number of

by NSCN (IM) to be outside the Indian Constitution as a separate “Yezabo” on the principle of unique history and therefore “Shared Sovereignty”....which also requires 2/3 majority in the Tatar Hoho (Naga Parliament) for such amendment to be effected. Common sense would dictate that the Indian Parliament cannot exercise any power or jurisdiction over any Articles/Clauses of competencies that are not a part of the Indian Constitution. Does this not qualify as a confusion needing clarification? (2) The very concept that “the State of Nagaland will cease to exist” to be replaced by “Peoples Government of Nagaland” that will have governance covering all Naga inhabited areas, sounds rather absurd when the very subject of “Integration” is not part of the final deal. Meanwhile Nagas of Nagaland is expected to believe that due democratic process of ‘integration’ will happen in 3/4/5 years time and therefore must keep its gate open for all Nagas from everywhere else to enjoy the same benefits, rights and privileges as the Nagas of Nagaland until integration happens? Can NSCN (IM) guarantee that integration WILL ACTUALLY HAPPEN IN 3/4/5 YEARS that the 16 Point Agreement had also visualised a long time ago...yet never happened? As a Naga of Nagaland, I hopefully believe that this is a sentiment commonly shared by all Nagas of Nagaland that the State of Nagaland cannot “Cease to exist” just like that without integration, just because the NSCN (IM) arbitrarily dictates it so...with the help of the GoI that has generally paid no attention or respect for the opinion of the real Naga stakeholders. Nagas of Nagaland has not shouldered the excruciating burdens of multiple ‘out of control’ taxation of the National Workers for over half a

outsiders in Dimapur, there is also the issue of settlement of Intangki Forest by a particular Naga political group (which a particular Naga intellectual expressed his strong resentment in the newspapers). With what measure RIIN will use to distinguish and treat between these two distinct groups of outsiders: Nagas outside of Nagaland and miyas/ mainland Indians will be interesting to watch. To my reading, allowing the Nagas from outside of Nagaland to settle in Dimapur is beneficial for both the Nagas of outside and of Nagaland. I am sorry to use this analogy but it may be helpful in understanding the issue at hand. In 1980s many state government’s offices were shifted from Tadubi (7 km from Mao Gate) to present Senapati District Headquarter, Manipur. The then MLA late Soso Lorho who took initiative to shift the offices was heavily criticised by many people. Only at present, people realised that he was a farsighted man who knew the danger of migrating Kukis occupying Senapati district headquarter area. With shifting of many offices to Senapati District Headquarter, thousands of Poumai, Mao, Zeliangrong and Maram started to come and settle down in this area preventing the Kukis to come and settle in Naga’s land. Without this move, the land of Maram and Thangal in Senapati area could have been completely taken over by the Kukis. Likewise, Dimapur can be protected from the invasion of outsiders (miyas/mainland Indians) if all Nagas irrespective of regions/states is allowed to settle. Land boundary issue with Assamese may be even dealt better if all Nagas speak and work together. Therefore, the Nagas outside of Nagaland may not be barred from buying and owning land in Nagaland under RIIN. The fear of the Nagas in Nagaland that allowing too many Nagas from outside of Nagaland to settle in Dimapur will cause problem in the future could be a misconception. The attraction of Dimapur as a commercial hub may lose its present strength sooner than later. With railway line connecting

century to lose control over what little they already have. Therefore, as inhospitable as it may sound... Nagaland cannot be converted into a ‘free for all zone’ on a pretext of a loosely conjectured ‘Nationhood’ in order that all Nagas living outside the present State of Nagaland may enjoy equal privileges as the Nagas of Nagaland in anticipation of integration that is unlikely to happen...now or ever. “Integration” must precede the “People’s Government of Nagaland”, which would be more realistically acceptable....not before. In other words, one would dare say that the Nagas of Nagaland will never allow ‘the State of Nagaland to cease to exist’ without integration being confirmed first. The very idea of dual privilege being enjoyed by other Naga brothers having their “Autonomous Territorial Councils” in their own respective sectors with full financial, legislative, executive and judiciary authority and yet also have their share of infringement within the State of Nagaland ‘that will cease to exist’ is unpalatable to say the least. It also now explains why NSCN (IM) has made it their committed agenda to oppose RIIN from being implemented in Nagaland. (3) The other very disconcerting concept of NSCN (IM) of creating another supra “Statuary” body called the PAN NAGA HOHO covering all Naga areas which, among other matters of cultural integration, will also have “advisory authority over Education and Development matters”(as per their CC) over the legally established statuary “Peoples Government of Nagaland” sounds equally atrocious! In effect it would mean that the “Peoples Government of Nagaland”, presumably a statuary government, will be subservient to Pan Naga Hoho that will be represented by all Nagas from

everywhere else dictating terms in a Nagaland on issues of education and development. The CC also says that the powers and functions of “Naga Hoho will be worked out in due course by this body” cannot be acceptable to the Nagas of Nagaland. The powers and functions of Pan Naga Hoho which is being espoused to have independent financial status funded by the GoI (again as per CC of NSCN (IM) has to be made clear before the final solution is inked! Nagas of Nagaland cannot imagine or casually accept having two “Statuary” authorities functioning within the same boundary of governance sans integration in a “Non-existing State of Nagaland”. (4) Over the years I have often unambiguously stated with all due respects to fairness that without ‘integration’ no matter what be the sacrifices made by personalities like the Ato Kilonser Mr. Th. Muivah and his kindred folks from South of the border, they would technically have no place nor acceptance within the State boundary of Nagaland. Now the picture is beginning to emerge a little clearer...with a “Statutory” Pan Naga Hoho having an independent financial authority funded by the GoI and to exercise undisclosed powers and advisory functions (to be worked out by the body in due course) over another Statutory ‘People’s Government of Nagaland’ in a non-existent State of Nagaland, governing over all Naga inhabited areas, (as their CC visualises)....not only explains as much as solving the technical snag that I had otherwise been referring to...as a crafty ploy to circumvent what otherwise is naturally unacceptable. This is a space being created and legitimised in a ‘free for all non-existent Nagaland’ to continue ‘their’ domination over the Nagas of Nagaland. The Nagas of Nagaland needs to urgently exercise

RIIN and Dimapur

to Imphal from Silchar most probably to be finished by 2020, only negligible number of Manipur trucks will come to Dimapur to pick up goods. Passenger vehicles will also greatly decrease. With Trans-Asian Highway passing through Senapati and Chandel district (Naga Districts) and international market at Moreh and Ukhrul, the commercial activity is likely to shift to Manipur. There is International Airport and reputed educational institutions (especially medical institutes) at Imphal. With all these developments taking place, many Nagas from Manipur may stop migrating to Dimapur. RIIN, Nagas and 1978: Land becomes very pricey in Dimapur mainly because of selling to and buying by Nagas of other states. Majority of them bought land and settled in Dimapur only after 1980s. Many villages were set up and many churches built. If RIIN strictly follow NLR Act of 1978 (as suggested by some Organisations) in which ‘land bought by Nagas outside of Nagaland will be deemed illegal and confiscated’, the social fabric of Naga’s brotherhood will be irreparably damaged. Many poor people have sold their land, field and forest in their own village and invested in buying land in Dimapur. Will the land owners (or state government) pay back the money (with interest) to the buyers if land is to be confiscated? Let’s consider this case. Mr. X (Naga of Nagaland) had sold out his land to Mr. Y (Naga from other state), worth lakhs of rupees in 1979. With that money, Mr. X’s children got education and later on fat job, constructed pucca building and bought vehicle. Now after more than three decades, if Mr. X is going to take back his sold out land as directed by RIIN, is that fair? Confiscation of land may be quite right under the law but from humanitarian ground it is quite unfair. Even if possessing of land in Nagaland by outside Nagas is to be declared ‘illegal’, it should be done only after/in the year RIIN is implemented and not dating back to 1978 as the base year. However, the traditional practice of ownership of land of the Nagas will be affected if

RIIN is implemented. The freedom to sell one’s private land with good price to fellow Nagas outside of Nagaland will be restricted affecting thousands of villagers living at the borders. Parents will not be even able to give land as gift to her daughter who is married to a Naga of other states. A Naga of other states willing to establish a school or medical institute in remote areas of Nagaland will not be possible. In Naga inhabited areas of Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, there is no law prohibiting the Nagas of Nagaland to buy land and settle down. Rather they are welcomed with opened arms even with free gift of land. Such generous reciprocal attitude should exist among all the Naga tribes. RIIN, Nagas and 1963: If 1963 is taken as a cut off year to define ‘a person as indigenous’, then it will definitely disqualify thousands of Nagas who are living as an indigenous people in Nagaland for more than 50 years. According to customary practice, Nagas accept one another especially someone migrating from one village/tribe to another for various reasons. This migrated family or families are accepted by and integrated into a particular clan on humanitarian ground. Therefore among the Nagas, there was and is always flexibility of citizenship where one has the privilege of migrating and settling anywhere with equal freedom and privileges. Naga tribes thus are always a mixture of different people from different villages and tribes beyond state boundaries. For instance, there are Chakhesangs, Angamis, Zeliangs, etc. who have migrated to Poumai & Mao villages and enjoying full citizenship. I am sure there will be hundreds of Nagas from Myanmar, Arunachal or Manipur, who have migrated to different villages in Nagaland and living with full rights and privileges for decades. The imposition of RIIN with 1963 as the cut off year is likely to destroy this invaluable customary practice of accepting one another. It is time that Naga intellectuals and state machineries seriously think beyond Dimapur before implementing RIIN. Nagas should not

their minds and decide whether this is palatable or not before the three months’ dateline is crossed! (5) The other aspect of what is being proposed by NSCN (IM) in their CC is that Nagas will have only two political parties, barring all other Indian political parties. Fair enough on a shallow face value of it. What follows thereafter may not necessarily be really comfortable. NSCN (IM)’s CC talks about re-organising NSCN through a process to become one of the two recognised political parties allowable. One would presume that their Socialistic (Communistic) ideology in the similar pattern of China’s ‘Red Book” will become one of the parties to be imposed and recognised as a legitimate Political Party. This too doesn’t sound like good news...a ‘Communist Nagalim’ for Christ sounds rather hypocritical and out of tune. In reiteration to my earlier shared opinion, NSCN (IM) has a lot of explaining to do concerning their concept of “Shared Sovereignty” that appears to rather be too ‘dependently entangled’ within the Indian Constitution as of now... without they wanting to openly admit it. I fully endorse the view of elder brother Niketu Iralu that it is also necessarily imperative for NSCN (IM) to ‘honestly tell the Naga people not only what they have been saying to the GoI, but also what GoI has been saying to them’...so that the Nagas of Nagaland can confidently support the solution that appears honourable to them. At the end of the day an honest approach of dealing with one another becomes a fundamental pre-requisite for any honourable solution that all Nagas can comfortably appreciate and applaud together without reservation. Khekiye K. Sema Ias (Rtd); Upper Forest Colony, Kohima

be divided by geographical location. We all are one under NSF and Naga Hoho. Once we go out from our own state, we all worship together under Naga Christian Fellowship be it Shillong, Guwahati, Bangalore, Chennai, or any part of the world. If RIIN is imposed and the land bought by Nagas outside of Nagaland confiscated and chased out, or the Nagas of other states are prohibited to buy land and settle, then there could be big backlash against the Nagaland Nagas. I still believe that RIIN is helpful only to safeguard the indigenous people of Nagaland for ST scholarship and government job. But if it is going to mix up with land issue, it will become too complicated to deal with leading to destruction of the harmonious coexistence of all Naga families. Or is there hidden agenda between the NNPGs and few Naga leaders that RIIN will be implemented along with

the signing of final Naga peace talk where Nagaland State will have more power and the Nagas from other states chase out especially from Dimapur? Isn’t that intentionally commiting a historical blunder? Dimapur is not the whole of Nagaland. RIIN need to seriously study and understand the Naga’s customary practices, rights of individual’s private ownership of land and the (im)possibility of land confiscation under the present situation. At this juncture, if any decision is taken and new law passed from the perspective of ONLY DIMAPUR there is possible fallout of clash among the Nagas (within and outside), which will lead to a colossal irreparable damage and breaking down of the timeless oneness of the Nagas. Z. K. Pahrii Pou, BTC, Pfutsero, (zkpahr@gmail.com)

Reader’s Post

One of the biggest problem faced by the youth of Nagaland

Sir,

Problem faced by the educated youths of Nagaland is growing year by year where every institution provides education but the question arise do they really care for the future of the students? Are the educational institutions providing the right career guidance? There are lots of uneducated parents who are sacrificing to educate their children but due to lack of proper guidance they fail to achieve the right platform in the right time. For a better future not only for the youth but also for the welfare of the state, development of infrastructure, the institution should be able to provide a right system of education where the student is not only educated and decorated by degrees and diplomas but there should be the zeal or spark in the individual to pursue his path or career. Career counselling and guidance will be able to introduce the individual to the proper skills and interest he wants to acquire leading to a more productive being. Many institution fails to guide their students to the right track, despite making them learn the same books and syllabus without giving proper time and infrastructure for self and group development through projects technology, education will mostly be self knowledge shutting down the imagination and creativity of the individual as they are mostly spitting out words directly from books to paper. It is of utmost importance that the masses will be able to see a change of development and to bring out a sudden shout of awareness to the audiences. It is the state who should care about the future of the educated people, the society and the nation at large. Grace Saprü & Wosmi Ramung, JMC Department St. Joseph University

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


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Entire neighbourhood ‘minus UP CM flags off IRCTC’s Tejas Express from Lucknow to Delhi one’ a good story: Jaishankar NEW DELHI, OCT 4 (PTI): In an obvious reference to Pakistan, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said India’s entire neighbourhood “minus one” has been a “fairly good story” for regional cooperation. The abrogation of Article 370 provisions did come up for discussion in his meetings during the recent US visit, Jaishankar added at a session of the India Economic Summit here. “That is natural for many people when there is a change of status...,” he said during a conversation with World Economic Forum president Borge Brende. Jaishankar said he “spoke fairly extensively” in the US on the Kashmir issue -- on the background, history, “why we did, what we did” -- and asserted that a lot of it was new to the people he discussed the matter with. “Hardly anybody had the realisation that this (Article 370) was a temporary article in the Constitution or the mis-alignment due to the fact that a lot of the national laws did not apply in Jammu and Kashmir state. These were all new things to them,” Jaishankar said. Discussing India’s push for strengthening of ties with its neighbours, the minister

S Jaishankar said, “I would say the entire neighbourhood, minus one, has actually been a fairly good story of regional cooperation.” Asked if the impasse with ‘minus one’ would continue, he said he hopes that someday even the ‘minus one’ comes around to regional cooperation. “You put Kashmir aside for a moment...Today, with everybody else, trade, business, connectivity and contacts are increasing. Surely, at some stage, that would have an impact because you would see everybody else prospering with that cooperation,” the External Affairs minister said. “I always remain hopeful. I’m not unrealistic, I know we have big challenges. They (Pakistan) have a mindset issue that they have to overcome,” Jaishankar said. The two-day India Economic Summit, which ended

on Friday, was organised by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry. Jaishankar said there is no doubt that the world has become more nationalistic, and a lot of that nationalism is economic nationalism and cultural nationalism. In India’s case, nationalism is not a negative sentiment directed at the world, he said. “India is an exception as we are more nationalistic, but at the same time we don’t see a tension between being nationalistic and being international in the sense of engaging more with the world... so nationalism is not a negative sentiment,” he said. Asked about the possibility of a trade agreement between India and the US, he said it is not that easy as it is a “fairly complicated matter”. So if it is taking time it is fine, the minister added. Talking about South Asia cooperation, Jaishankar said, “The Indian subcontinent is among the least regionalised economies. PM Modi feels we need to do something about this and the Indian economy is a lifting tide for this. You saw that politically when he invited neighbouring countries at his swearing in ceremony in 2014.

LU C K N OW, O C T 4 (PTI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday pitched for a “semi-bullet train” on the Agra-Varanasi route as he flagged off the Tejas Express, the country’s first “private” train run by its subsidiary IRCTC, between Lucknow and New Delhi. He said the state government will bear the cost of the land if the railways take up the Agra-Varanasi project and suggested similar trains to Allahabad and Gorakhpur. The commercial run of the new Tejas Express starts on Saturday. The train cuts the time travelled between the two cities to six hours 15 minutes from the six hours 40 minutes taken by the Swarna Shatabdi, currently the fastest train on the route. “It is the first corporate train of the country. I congratulate the first batch of passengers travelling in it and hope such initiatives are taken to connect other cities as well,” Adityanath said. “We are constructing an expressway between Agra, Lucknow and Varanasi. Half of the work is over and the project will be completed next year,” he said, suggesting that a semi-high speed train could also be run on this route.

“If the railway board takes any initiative on this, the state will bear the cost on the Agra-Varanasi route,” he said. He said such initiatives can also be taken on other routes, including Lucknow-Allahabad and Lucknow-Gorakhpur. “I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway Minister Piyush Goel for giving the first corporate train from the biggest state to Delhi,” he said. “This is a competitive era and there is a need for environment friendly public transport to be accepted in society,” Adityanath said. When mobile phones were first introduced, the charges were astronomical but now every person has it, he said. “This happened due to healthy competition,” he added. I n d i a n R a i lway s, Adityanath said, connects the entire country, providing journeys that are safe, cheap and environment friendly. “We need healthy competition to provide better facilities to people,” he added. The Tejas Express will leave Lucknow at 6.10 am and reach New Delhi railway station at 12.25 pm. On its return journey, the train will leave Delhi

Yogi Adityanath flags-off the Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express, India’s first ‘private’ train by IRCTC at the Charbagh Railway station in Lucknow, Friday. (PTI) at 3.35 pm and reach Lucknow at 10.05 pm. Adityanath said air tickets are expensive and there was no facility earlier to reach Delhi in the afternoon and return to Lucknow at night. The Tejas Express will have only two halts — Kanpur and Ghaziabad. It will run on all days of the week, except Tuesday. If this experiment of handing over certain operations to IRCTC is successful, the railways

will make way for private operators to run trains in India, officials said. The Railway Board has already asked zonal railways to consider the feasibility of running private trains on 50 key routes, including Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah. The Tejas Express is a premium version of the Shatabdi Express category of air-conditioned chaircar trains. The new IRCTC Tejas Express train has several new features. In

a first, passengers will be paid for any delay on an hourly basis. Also, each passenger will get free Rs 25 lakh insurance. The Tejas Express ticket is priced at Rs 1,280 for AC chair car passengers and Rs 2,450 for executive chair car. However, due to dynamic pricing, the costliest Tejas ticket till now is Rs 4,325. Swarna Shatabdi Express fares are Rs 970 for chair cars and Rs 1,935 for AC 1A. This train, too, has dynamic pricing.

Drive against single-use plastics in Kohima, Dimapur Indian Navy keen to have third aircraft carrier: Karambir The teams also distributed paper bags and even approached pedestrians and shoppers using plastic bags and made them aware of the ban and handed out paper bags as replacement for their plastic bags. A large number of shops were caught selling the banned single use plastic products. The erring shopkeepers were let off with a formal warning and no fines were levied, but the banned products were all confiscated by the teams for disposal. Future defaulters would be facing more severe penalties and would involve fines and even cancellation of trade licenses. With the Government of Nagaland working tirelessly to make Nagaland a plastic-free State, it is hoped that the efforts of Kohima District Task Force on total ban on single use plastics would be replicated in rest of the State. The Kohima district administration acknowledged the active participation of

various civil society organisations and NGOs in the district without whose support and co-operation the plasticfree campaign would have been a failure right from the start. The checking exercise, the first of its kind in the State, has put the focus back on Kohima, which is leading the fight against plastic pollution. Kohima was finally moving forward in its bid to become a Smart City with “Smart People”, a DIPR release stated. Meanwhile, led by SDO (C) sadar N Zubenthung Ngullie, the Dimapur district administration, along with police, DMC, GBs of New Market area & DBs and DCCI too conducted a checking of banned single-use plastic at New Market area here on Friday. Around 40 kg of banned singleuse plastic, including disposal plates, spoons, straws, etc, were seized from various shops during the raid, which were handed over to DMC for proper disposal, the DIPR release added.

India criticises Turkey, Malaysia for Kashmir remarks NEW DELHI, OCT 4 (IANS): India on Friday termed as biased the statements by Turkey and Malaysia supporting Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir at the UN General Assembly. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, addressing a briefing, slammed the statements on Kashmir by Turkish President Recep Tayyip

Erdogan and Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad. He said the two leaders had made the statements without understanding the situation on the ground and asked that they should desist from making such remarks. Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammed in his address at the 74th UN General Assembly, said:

Maoists kill two policemen in Jharkhand RANCHI, OCT 4 (PTI): Two policemen were killed when Maoists opened fire on security forces in Ranchi district in Jharkhand on Friday, a senior police officer said. Following a tip that members of the banned CPI (Maoist) group had gathered near Dassam falls between Bundu and Namkum, security forces rushed to the area around 4 am, Additional Director General of Police Murari Lal Meena told PTI. “The Maoists opened fire on the security forces and two of our district jawans suffered bullet injuries. While one jawan was declared brought dead at the hospital, another succumbed during treatment,” the ADGP said. The security forces retaliated but there was no report of any casualty from the other side, Meena said adding search operations are under way.

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“Now, despite the UN resolution on Jammu and Kashmir, the country has been invaded and occupied... There may be reasons for this action but it is still wrong. India should work with Pakistan to resolve this problem. Ignoring the UN would lead to other forms of disregard for the UN and the Rule of Law.” Slamming Malaysia’s

stand, Raveesh Kumar said: “Jammu and Kashmir signed the Instrument of Accession like all other princely states, Pakistan invaded and illegally occupied parts of J-K. The government of Malaysia should bear in mind the friendly relations between the two countries and desist from making such remarks.”

PANAJI, OCT 4 (PTI): The Indian Navy is keen to acquire a third aircraft carrier, but the government has to take a decision on it, Admiral Karambir Singh said on Friday. The Chief of Naval Staff also said the Indian Ocean Region is facing a slew of challenges. “The Indian Navy is keen on having a third aircraft carrier. If you see the blue of 1950s, it was built on three aircraft carriers, he said. Admiral Singh was talking to reporters on the sidelines of the ongoing ‘Goa Maritime Conclave’ here. The three-day meet, an initiative of the Indian Navy, is aimed at identifying common maritime priorities of littoral nations in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Ten countries, located in India’s close and distant neighbourhood, are taking part in the conclave. “We are very much looking forward for the government to take a decision on third aircraft carrier. The procedure for that is yet to start, the Indian Navy chief said. The conclave, which opened on Thursday, will culminate on Saturday. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was the

chief guest for the conclave on Friday. Speaking about the conclave, held once in two years, Admiral Singh said its allows the chiefs of navies from participating countries to get together and see what are the common challenges and find regional solutions. “For us it was a great occasion because the National Security Advisor was the chief guest that shows how much interest the Government of India is taking in maritime avenues, he said. “Though SAGAR, an initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the IOR, India wants to take up challenges and work for prosperity of the region, Admiral Singh said. “The region has been denied prosperity for

Admiral Karambir Singh many years. We want to find out quick solution at operational level. We are more interested in the outcome, he added. Admiral Singh said the region is facing challenges in the form of piracy, drug trafficking, human trafficking and even disasters that take

place due to climate change. “So, when they evolve with time you have to change measures and procedures so that you are able to combat them, he added. Countries like the Maldives are vulnerable to climate change. They are very much part of this issue. They are keen that we operate together. “We are also looking at standard operating procedure so that if any disaster takes place all the navies of neighbouring countries can come together, they know how to operate together and pull the resources to help them out, he said. Speaking about newer challenges, Admiral Singh said climate change is going to have an impact on the region.

GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND

OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FOOD & CIVIL SUPPLIES DIMAPUR : NAGALAND

No.DCS/Esst-1/2019-20/167 Dated Dimapur, the 3rd Oct. 2019 This is to inform all NFSA beneficiaries under the 90 FPSs listed below to collect their Respective Ration Card(s) from respective Village Council/Urban FPSs on 8th & 9th Oct 2019. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46

FPS/Villages Name K. G. KAMEI C. P. GONMEI HOKUTO A. S. ATULA M/S ALLONG LONGKUMER MEYI AO ALEMLA LONGKUMER N LOTHA BENJAMIN B MAPULA APHUTO SWU SARA EZANBEMO YANTHAN HEKATO SUMI MOLU I LHOVISHE AWOMI KHETOVI CHOPY YOYO EDWARD SHIKUTO HUKALI SEMA LONGPAI KONYAK RLY CO.OP.SOCIETY SHIHOVI SUMI KUHOLI CHISHI H TOSUHO TUCCUC Kacharigaon (Phevima) village Kashiram village Kashiram Ao village Kuda (CT) village Senjum village Signal Angami village Thahekhu village M/S ROCKY NGULLIE TIASUNUP OZUKUM M/S KHEKISHE AYE IMTISONGLA MS JUNGSHI M/S HELINA M/S KEMP MS HOTOSHE MS ZHIMOMI M/S ADANG MS IMLILEMBA AO M/S KERIE PFUKHA MS VEYITO MS TOSHI AIER

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MS ALEMTOLA MS VEPRA NYEKA MS HOLUTO MS HSEMA RILAN VILLAGE COUNCIL M/S ALONG LONGKUMER M/S HETOKA Naharbari village Dubagaon village Samaguri village Eralibill village Ekrani Pathar village Aoyimti village Toluvi 'B' village Darogajan village Zani village Domukhia village Thilixu village Sovima village Bamunpukhuri 'A' Bamunpukhuri 'B' Naga United Vill. Seithekema 'A' vill. 5th Mile Model vill. 7th Mile Model vill. Tenyiphe II village Seithekema (New) 7th Mile Vill. Sodzulhou village Khriezephe village Shozukhu village Seithekema (Old) Aoyim village L. Hotovi village Seithekema 'C' vill. KIRHA VILLAGE DOSHEHE VILLAGE PURANABAZAR 'B' VILLAGE COUNCIL SELUOPHE VILLAGE TENYIPHE III VILLAGE TOLUZOUMA VILLAGE IKISHE VILLAGE KHOLLOHON VILLAGE MISHIKITO VILLAGE

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DIMAPUR, OCT 4 (NPN): In a move at banning all single-use plastics in the State Capital, Kohima District Task Force on total ban of single use plastic carried out a checking and confiscation exercise across the town on Friday. The task force, comprising members from the district administration and other departments and NGOs, carried out checking with the objective of sensitising the general public on the total ban imposed on all single use plastic products and also to restrict all shops within Kohima jurisdiction from selling and using plastic bags, mineral water bottles below two litres, styrofoam cups and plates, plastic cups, forks and spoons and a number of other single use non-biodegradable plastic products. The task force carried out checking after dividing itself into four groups, each covering different areas, and was assisted by various public organisations.


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Nagaland Post, Dimapur SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019

RBI cuts repo rates by Rupee ends flat at 70.88 0.25% to boost growth

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No. 3987 Yesterday’s solution No. 3986

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Mumbai, Oct 4 (PTI): Stock market benchmark BSE Sensex plummeted by 434 points on Friday due to heavy losses in banking and FMCG stocks despite a 25 basis point cut in the key policy rate by the RBI which also slashed the growth outlook for this fiscal. After opening nearly 300 points higher, the 30share index gave up all the gains to turn negative shortly after the policy announcement by RBI. After gyrating 770 points during the day, the 30-share Sensex ended 433.56 points or 1.14 per cent lower at 37,673.31. It hit an intra-day low of 37,633.36 and a high of 38,403.54. The broader NSE Nifty plunged 139.25 points or 1.23 per cent to close at 11,174.75. In its fourth bi-monthly policy review, RBI lowered its growth forecast for 201920 to 6.1 per cent from 6.9 per cent earlier and affirmed commitment to remain accommodative to address growth concerns ‘as long as necessary’. Top laggards in the Sensex pack included Kotak Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Tata Motors, L&T, SBI, Tata Steel and Axis Bank, which dropped up to 3.46 per cent. On the other Paogin Haokip, Assitant General Manager, RBO Dimapur, SBI handing out loan sanction hand, TCS, Infosys, ONGC, letters to one of the beneficiaries during the customer outreach initiatives, organised Tech Mahindra, IndusInd State Bank of India, at Tourist Lodge, Dimapur on October 4. A total 13 private and Bank and NTPC rose up to 1.03 per cent. public financial institutions are taking part in the outreach initiative. (NP)

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pects of agriculture have brightened considerably, positioning it favourably for regenerating employment and income, and the revival of domestic demand”. The RBI also noted that the monetary policy transmission of the past actions has been “staggered and incomplete”, and said that as against the cumulative reduction of 1.10 per cent, banks have passed on only 0.29 per cent to the borrowers, if we were to go by the weighted average lending rate. Given the concerns on growth and inflation remaining within the target levels, a majority of analysts were expecting the RBI to cut rates at the review. Despite the surge in the onion prices, the headline inflation for August had come at 3.8 per cent leading to expectations of a rate cut. Das had also recently said the prospect of benign inflation during the remainder of FY20 gives it the room to cut rates. As the RBI has compelled banks to align all their retail loans to external benchmarks, and a majority of lenders have adopted the repo rate as the benchmark, the cut will likely bring cheer to borrowers. On the regulation and supervision front, the RBI decided to increase the household limits for microlenders’ borrowers, and also raise the cap to Rs 1.25 lakh per eligible borrower from the previous Rs 1 lakh.

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target,” the resolution of the six-member panel headed by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said. All the six members voted for a rate cut at the end of the three-day meeting, with Ravindra Dholakia voting for a 0.40 per cent reduction in rates. On inflation, which is the key mandate of the RBI with the target of 4 per cent in the medium term, the MPC moved up the September quarter expectations “slightly upwards” to 3.6 per cent, but retained its projection for the second half of this fiscal at 3.5-3.7 per cent. The half-yearly Monetary Policy Report presented along with the policy review suggested that inflation will remain within the target levels till early part of FY21. On reviving growth, the MPC welcomed the recent moves by the government as the ones in right direction, but the resolution did not have any reference to fiscal deficit or fiscal management, which is generally deemed to have an inflationary impact. “Several measures announced by the Government over the last two months are expected to revive sentiment and spur domestic demand, especially private consumption,” it said. Risks on the 6.1 per cent GDP growth estimate are “evenly balanced”, it said. On the farm sector, the MPC resolution said, “pros-

lending rate by 0.25 percentage point to revive economic growth and affirmed commitment to remain accommodative to address growth concerns ‘as long as necessary’. “Overall the policy was in line with market expectations and it did not have any major impact on the rupee,” said Rahul Gupta, Currency Head Research, Emkay Global Financial Services. Gupta further said that “the only surprise factor was a sharp cut in FY20 GDP to 6.1 per cent from 6.9 per cent as local economic activity has weakened along with a slowdown in the global The ‘Body Shop’, a cosmetics store was inaugurated by former Chief Minister of economy and lingering geo- Nagaland, KL Chishi on Friday at Chishi Marketing Complex, Circular Road, Dimapur. political tensions”. The store is owned by Ritika Sethi. (NP)

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Mumbai, Oct 4 (PTI): The Reserve Bank on Friday cut its benchmark lending rate by 0.25 per cent to revive growth that has hit six-year low of 5 per cent, and affirmed commitment to remain accommodative to address growth concerns ‘as long as necessary’. With this cut, repo rate, at which it lends to the system, will now come down to 5.15 per cent and push consumption during the ongoing festival season. This will help reduce borrowing costs for home and auto loans, which are now directly linked to this benchmark. This is the fifth straight cut in rates by the Reserve Bank of India in as much policy reviews in 2019, and takes the total quantum of reductions to 1.35 per cent. In the fourth bi-monthly review of the policy, the RBI sharply reduced its GDP growth estimate to 6.1 per cent for FY20 as against 6.9 per cent it was expecting earlier. This cut came in the wake of June quarter growth slipping to six year low of 5 per cent, which is attributed to a slowdown in consumption, lack of new investments by the industry and also a slump in global economy. “...the MPC (monetary policy committee) decided to continue with an accommodative stance as long as it is necessary to revive growth, while ensuring that inflation remains within the

Mumbai, Oct 4 (PTI): The rupee on Friday closed almost flat at 70.88 against the US dollar after the Reserve Bank of India in a widely expected move cut key interest rates by 0.25 percentage point. At the interbank foreign exchange market, the rupee had opened strong at 70.82 against the US dollar at the interbank forex market. During the day, the domestic unit fluctuated between a high of 70.78 and a low of 71.03. The rupee finally settled at 70.88, down 1 paise over its previous close. On a weekly basis, the local unit slumped by 32 paise. The Reserve Bank on Friday cut its benchmark

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Iraqi protests: violence leaves 31 dead Baghdad, Oct 4 (AP): Anti-government demonstrators defied an aroundthe-clock curfew in Baghdad and other cities Thursday as Iraqi security forces used live ammunition and tear gas during a third day of unrest that has left 31 people dead, most of them protesters. Authorities cut internet access in much of Iraq since late Wednesday in a desperate move to curb the rallies. By Thursday afternoon, the curfew was extended to three other southern provinces. The spontaneous rallies have been spurred mostly by youths wanting jobs, improved services such as electricity and water, and an end to endemic corruption in the oil-rich country. Most of the demonstrators were peaceful; many had their faces covered with masks or Iraqi flags. The streets of Baghdad were littered with tear gas canisters and empty bullet casings. Smoke from burned tires rose above the streets as protesters tried to prevent security forces from advancing. The forces spread barbed wires and armoured vehicles to block their path. “Even with a curfew, we are not turning back,” shouted protester Abu Qassim.

The spontaneous rallies have been spurred mostly by youths wanting jobs, improved services such as electricity and water, and an end to corruption.

The unrest is the most serious challenge for Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi’s year-old government, which also has been caught in the middle of increasing US-Iran tensions in the region. Iraq is allied with both countries and hosts thousands of US troops, as well as powerful paramilitary forces allied with Iran. Middle East expert Jennifer Cafarella, with the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War, said the immediate and widespread use of force against protesters in multiple provinces demonstrates “that the security forces are

overwhelmed by the volume and rate of spread” of the rallies. There were indications that the regional tension is at play. Some Baghdad demonstrators blamed Iranianbacked groups within the security forces for the violence. Media affiliated with the Iranian-backed groups have pointed fingers at the United States and Saudi Arabia for the unrest. Cafarella said that indicates the “potential for escalation” between protesters and these forces. One protester in Baghdad held up an empty casing to journalists, screaming: “Look! These are Ira-

nian bullets!” In the last three days, at least 20 protesters and one policeman were killed in four provinces. On Thursday, the first death was reported in Baghdad where one protester was killed as the demonstrators pushed their way toward Tahrir Square in the city centre. The square has been off-limits since Wednesday night just before the curfew. Soon after, protesters overpowered a soldier in his armoured vehicle, setting it on fire and warning other security forces to stay away from the square. The protesters then marched toward the square. There were also fires set to parts of government buildings in the southern provinces of Najaf and Dhiqar. At least three protesters were shot and killed Thursday in Zaafaraniya, a southern Baghdad neighborhood, according to police and a medial official. Explosions were heard before dawn inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, home to government offices and foreign embassies. The US-led coalition said an investigation was underway into the attack, adding that no coalition forces or assets were hit. An Iraqi security of-

ficial said two mortar shells hit the Green Zone, falling on an open space and not causing any injuries. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. In the latest deaths, at least six protesters were shot and killed Thursday in the city of Nasiriyah, about 320 kilometers (200 miles) south of Baghdad, a medical official told The Associated Press. Nasiriyah has seen the most violence since the protests began Tuesday. The mostly leaderless protests have been concentrated in Baghdad and in predominantly Shiite areas of southern Iraq, bringing out jobless youths and university graduates who are suffering under an economy reeling from graft and mismanagement. “I came here to seize back my rights,” said Ahmed Abdul-Sattar, a protester in his early 20s. “I can’t get a government job or find any other job. It is a corrupt government and we came here to take our rights.” Two demonstrators were killed Tuesday and at least 17 deaths were reported Wednesday, including a policeman, in rallies in Nasiriyah, Kut, and Amara, according to security officials.

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HK introduces anti-mask law Hong Kong, Oct 4 (IANS): The government of Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Friday introduced a ban on people wearing masks at public assemblies, a colonial-era emergency legislation that has not been used in more than half a century. The ban, slated to come into effect from Friday midnight, was aimed to putting a stop to nearly four months of anti-government protests in the city that started against the now-shelved extradition bill, the South China Morning Post reported. Confirming the imposition of the ban, Lam told the media: “We can’t allow the escalation of violence and have been exploring possible laws to curb violence. This morning, I convened the special meeting of Exco and decided to enact the Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation. “It will come into force by midnight on Friday.” Lam said that nearly all protesters at illegal assemblies wear masks to evade legal consequences. “We hope the law can create a deterrent effect,” she said. “The decision is not an easy one, but necessary. I want to stress that the law doesn’t mean Hong Kong is

The anti-mask law aims to deter people from taking part in violence, and will help law enforcement agencies gather information.

in a state of emergency.” Lam noted that this was a subsidiary legislation, and there would be negative vetting at the legislature. That will be tabled at the Legislative Council on October 16 for lawmakers to amend it after implementation. Secretary for Security John Lee said that the antimask law aimed to deter people from taking part in violence, and will help law enforcement agencies gather information. The Secretary added that violators of the law could be sentenced to one year in prison, or fined HK$25,000 ($3,188). Meanwhile, anti-gov-

ernment protesters and workers in Central have responded to Lam’s announcement of the anti-mask law by chanting “Hongkongers, resist”, reports the South China Morning Post. Hundreds were rallying at the intersection of Des Voeux Road Central and Pedder Street, paralysing traffic in the main thoroughfare in the business heart of the city. Hong Kong has emerged from 17 straight weekends of protest, triggered by the now-withdrawn extradition bill, which would have allowed criminal suspects to be sent back to mainland China.

‘EU open but unconvinced Pak Army chief Gen. Bajwa gives pep talk on state of the economy with Johnson’s Brexit plans’

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to PM @BorisJohnson: We remain open but still unconvinced.” Also earlier in the day, Varadkar said the new plans for the withdrawal agreement were welcome, but “fell short in a number of aspects”. The development comes as Johnson’s Europe adviser, David Frost, was slated to hold another

round of talks in Brussels in a bid to break the Brexit deadlock. The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has told European diplomats that he still had plenty of questions about the British proposal to replace the backstop - the measure designed to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit. The new plans would keep Northern Ireland in the EU single market for goods but see it leave the customs union. But what happens to the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland remains a central sticking point, the BBC reported. Downing Street has hoped that its new plan will replace the controversial Irish backstop provision that has proved the biggest obstacle to the existing withdrawal agreement.

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said in a statement. Bajwa was flanked by the government’s economic team, Financial Adviser Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Shabbar Zaidi and Minister Economic Affairs Division Hammad Azhar, the Dawn newspaper reported. Khan appointed Bajwa as a member of the highpowered National Development Council in July as part of the government’s efforts to come up with a plan for Pakistan’s long-term eco-

nomic growth. During the meeting, Bajwa said the accessibility and responsiveness of the government economic team to the business community and the understanding between the public and private institutions were good signs for the “intended positive trajectory” in economic activity. He said that national security was intimately linked to the economy. The Pakistan Army chief said that aim of the various discussions and seminars was to bring stake holders at one platform to formulate recommendations for a synergistic way forward. The powerful army, which has ruled Pakistan for more than half of its 70 plus years of existence, has hitherto wielded considerable power in the matters of security and foreign policy. With Bajwa becoming a

member of the NDC, the military is now actively involved in matters concerning the economy as well. “The army chief personally lending his battletrained ears to the beleaguered businessmen to extract a first-hand account of economic horrors facing them is an extraordinary event, signalling that the countr y’s powerful establishment is not very pleased with the way economy is being handled,” The News commented on Bajwa’s unusual meeting. “The economic managers are confidently boasting a turnaround in economy is round the corner. However, the ground reality is totally different. Investment is declining, workers are losing jobs regularly and job creation is negligible,” the newspaper noted. Wednesday’s meeting

between Bajwa and the business leaders was aimed at conveying their serious concerns about Pakistan’s stagnating economy and the government’s tepid response to the debilitating situation facing the drivers of the country’s economy, it said. The main concern for the businessmen was that the government does not go beyond verbal assurances and that its words do not match its actions, Geo News quoted sources as saying. The businessmen told Bajwa that their recommendations were heard in a meeting with the prime minister Khan earlier, but no action was taken on them as yet. Their main gripe was that the government does not go beyond verbal assurances and that its words do not match its action, it said.

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B ru s s e l s, O c t 4 (IANS): Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, has said that the European Union (EU) was “open but not convinced” by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new proposals for a Brexit deal with the bloc. Tusk made the comments on Thursday after speaking to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and also hours after Johnson said he had made a “genuine attempt to bridge the chasm” with EU officials before time runs out to reach a deal for the October 31 deadline for the UK to leave the bloc, the BBC reported. Tusk tweeted: “Today I had two phone calls on #Brexit, first with Dublin then with London. My message to Taoiseach @ LeoVaradkar: We stand fully behind Ireland. My message

Islamabad, Oct 4 (PTI): With Pakistan’s economy facing serious woes, army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has stepped in to give a pep talk to prominent business leaders, who vented their anger at the Imran Khan government’s tepid response to their problems, media reports said on Friday. Bajwa hosted a group of top businessmen on Wednesday night at the Army Auditorium in the garrison city of Rawalpindi and discussed major challenges faced by Pakistan, the Pakistan Army said. The Pakistan Army chief, who is a member of the National Development Council (NDC) headed by prime minister Khan, apprised the participants about improved internal security environment of the country which has enabled space for increased economic activity, the army

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Mo s c o w, O c t 4 (IANS): Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that attempts made to contain China are bound to fail and even backfire. “Anyone who undertakes such an attempt will sooner or later understand that it is simply impossible, and these people will end up hurting themselves,” Xinhua quoted Putin as saying on Thursday during the Q&A session at an annual meeting of Russian think tank Valdai Discussion Club in the Black Sea city of Sochi. “If we join efforts together to create an atmosphere of cooperation and try to establish a collective security system, that will be beneficial,” he told the audience. Putin hailed the Russia-China partnership in trade and major projects, space exploration, interconnectivity and defence.

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NSC Dimapur organises innovative idea contest

Local innovator, Er. I. Victor demonstrating creative innovations to the student participants.

DIMAPUR: Nagaland Science Centre (NSC), Dimapur organized the first Innovative Idea Contest (seminar-cum- interaction with local innovator) to develop scientific temper in students and to address local issues. Senior curator, NSC, Rikhio highlighted the importance of ideas and local innovations. Resource person, Er. Kapil Thapa, principal Kudatech Skill Centre spoke

on the theme “think global, act local- innovation in Nagaland”. Local innovator, Er. I. Victor Chang demonstrated and presented some of his creative innovations and interacted with the participating students. Students from different schools took part in the contest, where they presented their innovative ideas. In the contest, Tsuin-

sajung (carpentry student) of Kudatech Skill Centre won the best idea award. Shubham Kumar Singh (Class-8, Little Star Higher Secondary School) and Tingzing Konyak(Class-11, Holy Cross Higher Secondary School) finished as runners up. The winners walked away with citations and cash prizes and free registrations in the “innovation hub.”

state NYKS Mokokchung organises declamation contest DIMAPUR: District level declamation contest on “Patriotism and Nation Building” was held on October 4 at Jubilee Memorial College under the theme “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas” organised by NYKS, Mokokchung. In the programme, NYV, NYK, Mokokchung, Limanungla delivered the keynote address. She said that the contest was an opportunity for the youths to exhibit their talents and a platform for the youngsters to come together and create awareness for a stronger and a united country. Altogether 19 participants from different colleges and institutions participated in the contest. The judges for the competition were Dr. Amongla, Vice - principal, People’s College, Watitoshi, Asst. Prof. Fazl Ali College and Mulato Keny, Asst. Prof. Jubilee Memorial College. Moasenla of Jubilee Memorial College emerged as the winner while Akumsunep from Department of Economics, Nagaland University, Lumami and Noklensangyu of Jubilee Memorial College finished in second and third positions.

INP holds workshop on ‘wildlife census’

Forest officials and field staff at the workshop on October 3.

DIMAPUR: As part of the Wildlife Week celebrations, which is being observed from October 2 to 8, the Intanki National Park (INP) organised a one day workshop on October 3 in the conference hall of the Forest Office Complex, Dimapur . The workshop was held on the topic “Introduction to Wildlife Cen-

sus” for the field staff of Intanki Armed Protection Force. Principal chief conservator of forests and head of forest force, Rajat Subhra Pal, who was the special guest of the inaugural function said that the foresters in the modern era were expected to play a more diverse role and not just that of protecting forests

and wildlife. The inaugural function was chaired by the Director, Intanki National Park, Temjenyabang. Keynote address was delivered by the chief wildlife warden, Vedpal Singh, where he enunciated the need for wildlife census, different methodologies and also highlighted the significance of the Wildlife

NVBDCP state review meeting

Officials of NVBDCP and DH&FW at the state review meeting.

DIMAPUR: National Vector Borne District Control Programme (NVBDCP) state review meeting was held at the directorate of Health and Family Welfare (DH&FW) Kohima from October 3 to 4. A press release from joint director and SPO NVBDCP, Kohima, Dr. I. Talitemsula Jamir stated that, on the first day, welcome address was delivered by the deputy director (NVBDCP) Dr. Neisakho Kere. He expressed hope that the deliberations undertaken in the two-day meeting will be helpful in propelling the state toK Y M C

wards malaria elimination target of 2022. He said in order to achieve elimination by 2022, all the districts have to report zero malaria cases next year i.e. 2021. A presentation on over view of the pro gramme was given by Dr. Talitemsula Jamir, wherein she lauded the districts for their efforts in combating vector borne disease. She presented that zero malaria deaths have been reported in the last three years and Mokokchung, Longleng and Phek have reported zero malaria cases in 2019 so far. She also added that

only four dengue cases have been detected so far in 2019 as opposed to 374 cases in 2018. Nine Japanese Encephalitis (JE) case have been detected so far in 2019 from Mokokchung and Dimapur. District presentations on programme implementation in their respective districts with inputs and suggestions from the participants were also conducted. Senior regional director MoHFW Dr. L. A. Singh, NVBDCP state and district officials and staff participated in the meeting.

Week. Vote of thanks was delivered by the Wildlife Warden, Dimapur, Tokaho Kinimi. Altogether three technical sessions on GPS handling and techniques, elephant and tiger census were conducted with Swedehol Kikhi, Kenlum, range officer and Aron Yimchunger, range officer as the resource persons.

PMF formed at Alder College Kohima

DIMAPUR: Peace Channel conducted a programme at Alder College Kohima (ACK) wherein on October 3, a peer mediation forum (PMF) was formed consisting of 20 members. A press release from Peace Channel stated that, introducing the 2030 vision mission under the theme “peace for all” Alino S Chishi animator of Kohima district stated that peer mediation was one of the tools that will make Nagaland a model state for peace and happy state in the country. She elucidated that peer mediation was both a process and programme, where students of the same age-group facilitate resolving disputes between two people or small groups. She also stressed that the process of peer mediation will make the members to improve self-esteem, listening and critical thinking skills, and enhance the college climate for learning, as well as reduce disciplinary actions and fights. Evaluation was carried out where after feedback and the forum vouched to become a channel of peace, to promote and share about peace in achieving 2030 vision of peace movement.

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Progressive farmers attend inter-state training DIMAPUR: A six day’s inter-state farmers’ training programme was organized at Experimental Farm, Hawalbagh of ICAR-VPKAS, Almora, under North Eastern Hill (NEH) from September 25-30. A press release from ICAR, stated that 17 progressive farmers representing 17 districts from North Eastern Hill (NEH) states participated in the training. The far mers were nominated by Director, ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Zone-VII, Umiam (Meghalaya) and led by Dr. R.K. Chaurasia (Nodal Officer), Senior Scientist, KVK, Nagaland University. Director, ICAR, Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan (VPKAS), Almora, in his inaugural address apprised the farmers about the role of institute in integrated

Demonstration being given to the participants at the training programme.

development of hill agriculture. He emphasized on the need to adopt modern agro production technologies for income enhancement and promised all technological support from the institute.

Coordinator, Training Cell, Dr. Nirmal Chandra, also informed that the training programmes were aimed at wider and effective dissemination of suitable agro-production technologies in NEH region.

Apart from class room teaching, visits to institute museum, farm machinery workshop, organic farm, apiary unit, water conservation, mushroom composting unit and model village Bhagartola (Almora) were also organized.

TMW celebrates 14th foundation day

DIMAPUR: Team Metamorphosis Wokha (TMW), celebrated its 14th foundation day on October 2 at Hammock Resort, New Wokha village, with ADC Wokha, Mhathung Tsanglao as the special invitee. A press release from TMW media in-charge Yanrenthung J Humtsoe stated that, special invitee

in his speech expressed gratitude towards the organization for their social services and urged them to continue upholding their good will towards welfare of the society. TMW also visited the inmates of Morning Star Orphanage Home, Wokha wherein interactions were exchanged with the inmates.

Team Metamorphosis is a Wokha based NGO founded by ThungdemoKyong in 2005 and engaged in the field of social sector, women and child development, health and reviving culture. For its tremendous contribution and upliftment of the society Team Metamorphosis has been awarded Governor’s Gold Medal in 2017.

Exposure tour for farmers

DIMAPUR: ATMA Dimapur conducted within state farmers exposure tour programme on September 26 and 27 to Kohima and Wokha districts with the objective to motivate, expose and develop the technical skills of the Dimapur farmers on the activities of ATMA farmers in different districts. A press release from ATMA Dimapur stated that on September 26, the team visited Chiephobozo block under Kohima district. ATMA tea farm school at Nerhe Phezha village, farm School teacher Mesechii Kiewhuo, who is also a woman entrepreneur shared her farming experiences and explained to the participants regarding the processing of tea leaves. The team also visited Chiechama village, where they were welcomed by SEDE FIG.

Resource persons and participants at the five day international course on Anti Inflammatory lifestyle for prevention of Cancer and Neurodegenration: Facts and Fiction under MHRD-GIAN in NU, Lumami after the introductory session on October 3. (NP)

Prevention of crime and violence against women

DIMAPUR: District administration Longleng in collaboration with Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK-DLCW) & Sakhi -One stop Center (OSC) Longleng organized awareness on violence against women in commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2 at badminton indoor stadium, Longleng. According to DIPR

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Dimapur: Assam Rifles, under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North), organised various activities around the state on October 2, commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Mokokhung Battalion: In an endeavour to engage community to participate in healthy lifestyle practices and to spread awareness about importance of regular physical activity, Mokokchung Battalion organised a ‘Run for Fit India’ in Longleng and Tuli. Civil dignitaries, ex-servicemen along with troops and students actively participated. Medziphema Battalion: Medziphema Battalion conducted ‘Swacahhta Shapath’ at Ghaspani garrison under the theme “say no to single use plastic”. Giving an insight on illeffects of single use plastic on environment and health, 228 personnel, comprising all ranks, took pledged to support the campaign. Jalukie Batttalion: Jalukie Batttalion assisted in restoring slide affected areas along Tening-Tapen road caused due to incessant rain over the past few weeks leading to transportation dilemma. The joint initiative of troops of Assam Rifles and residents, facilitated opening of road axis to residents and light vehicles. Kiphire Battalion:

Kiphire Battalion conducted lecture under the theme “plastic waste awareness and management”, where they stressed upon importance of waste management and cleanliness. Kohima Battalion: Kohima Battalion observed oath taking ceremony and cleanliness drive under the theme ‘Swachta Hi Seva’ with specially emphasis on ‘no use of plastic bags’. Awareness on various techniques to tackle waste for re-use was emphasized upon. Shamator Battalion and Phek Battalion : Shamator Battalion and Phek Battalion of Assam Rifles conducted free medical camp at Shamator and Pokhungri villages. According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), medical camp was to provide free medical consultation and check up to the residents devoid of requisite medical facilities, especially for the children and infants. 189 patients were examined at Shamator village while at Pokhungri village number 160 patients were examined. At Pokhungri village, a general physician and a HIV counsellor from Meluri Government Civil Hospital also participated. Apart from the medical assistance, basic knowledge on epidemic diseases including precautions was also imparted.

report, DC Longleng M. Shayung Phom was the special guest. He spoke on some common violence prevailing in Nagaland. He emphasized on violence against women, where women were mistreated for several reasons. He further added that violence against women was an evil practice in society, and encouraged the woman folks to be brave

and fight for their rights. M. Mane Phom retainer lawyer (LDLSA) spoke on legal service provided by Nagaland State Legal Service Authority for violence and crime against women and children. P. Phungla Phom WWO MSK-DLCW, led the congregation in pledge taking and the programme ended with a prayer by Baom Phom, IT staff OSC Longleng.

SUMMON FOR SETTLEMENT OF ISSUE (ORDER - V, RULE - 1, 5, 20) IN THE COURT OF THE DIST. & SESSIONS JUDGE DIMAPUR, NAGALAND Suit No. : Execution No. 02/2019 Decree/Award Holder : M/s Small Farmer's Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC). Judgement Debtors : M/s Thito Elders Welfare Society. To, Mr. Pusazo Luruo, Chairman, M/s Thito Elders Welfare Society. Diphupar, 4th Mile, Dimapur, Nagaland - 797112. Whereas The Small Farmer's Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) has instituted a suit against you for recovery of the awarded amount passed by the Indian Council of Arbitration. You are hereby summoned to appear before the Court in person or by pleader duly instructed and able to answer all material questions relating to the suit on 6/11/2019 10:00 a.m. without fail. Take notice that in default of your appearance on the date mentioned the suit will be heard and determined in your absence. Given under my hand and the seal of the Court 18th day of September 2019. Civil Judge SR. Division Dimapur : Nagaland DP-7404(A)

SUMMON FOR SETTLEMENT OF ISSUE (ORDER - V, RULE - 1, 5, 20) IN THE COURT OF THE DISTRICT & SESSIONS JUDGE DIMAPUR, NAGALAND Suit No. : Execution No 01 of 2017 Decree/Award Holder : M/s Small Farmer's Agribusiness Consortium. Judgement Debtors : M/s Naga Fragrance Pvt. Ltd. To, Mr. Dili Solomon, Managing Director of, M/s Naga Fragrances Pvt. Ltd. C/o M/S Prodigals Home, NSCB Building, Circular Road, Dimapur, Nagaland. Whereas The Small Farmer's Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) has instituted a suit against you for Recovery of awarded amount passed by the Indian Council of Arbitration. You are hereby summoned to appear before the Court in person or by pleader duly instructed and able to answer all material questions relating to the suit on 6/11/2019 10:00 a.m. without fail. Take notice that in default of your appearance on the date mentioned the suit will be heard and determined in your absence. Given under my hand and the seal of the Court 18th day of September 2019. Civil Judge SR. Division Dimapur : Nagaland DP-7404(B) K Y M C


Rajnath invites pvt sector to defence industry

NEW DELHI, OCT 4 (PTI): Inviting the private sector for active participation in the defence industry, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said he will not be afraid of taking decisions for fear of attracting complaints of corruption. Singh also said the Centre is committed in exploiting the entrepreneurship spirit of private defence sector and ready to interact and resolve their problems in the plans to take the Indian defence industry to the size of USD 26 billion by 2025. Stating that his doors are always open, he urged the private companies to come forward as he would like to give all help wherever possible. Singh is scheduled to travel to Paris on October 7 on a three-day visit, primarily to receive the first of 36 Rafale fighter jets. The next day, Singh will fly a sortie in a Rafale fighter jet from a French airbase in Paris to gain first-hand experience of the aircraft. Speaking at the India International Security Expo, which was or-

Rajnath Singh being presented a memento by D K Aggarwal during the 22nd India International Security Expo 2019, in New Delhi, Friday. (PTI)

ganised by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Singh said India cannot remain dependent on imported weapons for long since it did not align with the country’s plans to become a superpower. The minister said that when he became the defence minister people told him he should be careful on whom to meet and who to allow entry,

as there could be scope for inviting complaints of corruption. “They said that there are many business-related proposals, and there are matters related to imports and exports, and the minister should be careful of all this otherwise someone will raise a finger (‘Nahi to ungli uth jayegi’). “A minister who is afraid of corruption charg-

Night traffic ban: Rahul expresses solidarity, assures legal help

Rahul Gandhi meets youth, who are on hunger strike in protest against the nighttraffic ban on National Highway 766 at Batheri in Wayanad, Friday. (PTI)

SULTHAN BATHERY (KER), OCT 4 (PTI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday visited the five youths sitting on a relay hunger strike for 10 days against the restriction on movement of vehicles on a national highway that passes through a tiger reserve in neighbouring Karnataka. Expressing solidarity with the youths, Gandhi spoke to them and said he hoped the issue would be resolved soon. He promised to make available legal help to solve the issue. Gandhi, who reached the site of the protest at Freedom park here, said the youngsters represent the cause of Wayanad, his Lok Sabha constituency, and thanked them for their “sacrifice”. “They represent the suffering of the people here. All political parties are united as far as the night travel ban issue is concerned.

There is no political difference on this,” he said. The movement of vehicles on a stretch of the national highway in Kerala is banned from 9 pm to 6 am to reduce disturbance to wildlife in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve. Gandhi recently met Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in New Delhi and discussed the hardships faced by people of Wayanad due to the ban of traffic. Demanding that the ban be lifted, the youths are sitting on a hunger strike. Gandhi said no travel ban is imposed in similar cases in other parts of the country. The Congress leader promised to the people of Wayanad that “best legal resources” would be made available in this matter. “I have spoken to our legal experts to deal with this issue. We will have the best legal resource of

this country for the cause of Wayanad. I wanted you to know that I stand with you and we are going to go intelligently and sensitively work on this matter,” he said. He pointed out that he had raised the issue in Parliament. On Tuesday, the Centre assured Kerala CM Vijayan that a committee would be formed to study the ban. Thousands of farmers and students have taken out long marches against the ban. The Kerala government has suggested construction of an elevated stretch through the core area of the tiger reserve. However, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar in a letter to Vijayan last month stated that the state’s recommendation had been discussed and it was suggested that a ‘status quo’ be maintained.

es, should refrain (from taking decisions), Rajnath Singh is not worried about all this. People and big industry organisations in this country know who is what (‘kaun kya hai’). I am not worried at all. Come. My doors are open. Whatever help I can give, the defence ministry will give. This is an assurance I would like to give you,” he said. Defence procurement

Pak owes China more money than it owes the IMF NEW DELHI, OCT 4 (AGENCIES): Pakistan needs to repay China more than double the amount it owes the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the next three years, as loans racked-up to boost foreign exchange reserves and bridge a financing gap become due. The South Asian nation owes $6.7 billion in commercial loans to China over the three years through June 2022, according to the IMF, which this year approved a new program to bail out Pakistan from a crisis. Islamabad needs to pay the multilateral lender $2.8 billion in the same period. Pakistan, one of the biggest beneficiaries of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, has been borrowing from Beijing to tide over a financial crisis. Still, the money was enough to only partly bridge a financing gap, pushing the South Asian nation to knock at the IMF’s doors. “The borrowing picked up after the Belt and Road started,” said Hafiz Faizan Ahmed, head of research at Karachi-based Optimus Capital Management Pvt. “A bulk of the Chinese lending happened about two years ago when dollar reserves were dwindling, so the government kept borrowing and borrowing.” A report last year by the Center for Global Development listed Pakistan among eight nations that face potential debt-sustainability problems because of the belt-road plan.

Nearly 1,900 dead in monsoon rains, floods in India NEW DELHI, OCT 4 (PTI): Nearly 1,900 people lost their lives and another 46 were reported missing this monsoon season in rains and floods which affected more than 25 lakh in 22 states, Union Home Ministry officials said on Friday. The highest 382 people died in Maharashtra, followed by 227 deaths in West Bengal in rains, floods and landslides that hit as many as 357 districts in the country. According to the officials, 738 people were injured and nearly 20,000 animals were lost. The heavy rains and floods fully damaged 1.09 lakh houses, partially damaged 2.05 lakh houses and destroyed 14.14 lakh hectares of crops. A total of 1,874 people

died, an official said. Though monsoon remains active in a few parts of the country, the season officially ended on September 30. During the four-month period, India recorded the highest rainfall since 1994, according to the India Meteorological Department. In Maharashtra, where 22 districts were hit by floods, 382 people died, 369 were injured and 7.19 lakh people were forced to seek shelter in 305 relief camps.

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The monsoon rains and floods hit 22 districts in West Bengal, where 227 people lost their lives, 37 received injuries, four were reported missing missing and 43,433 took shelter in 280 relief camps. In Bihar, currently reeling under floods, 161 people have lost their lives and 1.26 lakh have taken shelter in 235 relief camps following the deluge that hit 27 districts in the state. A total of 182 people were killed, 38 were injured and seven have gone missing in Madhya Pradesh, where 32,996 people took shelter in 98 relief camps set up in 38 districts. In Kerala, heavy rains and floods claimed 181 lives and injured 72. Fifteen people were reported

missing in 13 districts. As many as 4.46 lakh people in the state took shelter in 2,227 relief camps. Twenty-two districts in Gujarat were hit during the monsoon season. At least 169 people lost their lives, 17 received injuries while 17,783 people took shelter in 102 relief camps. In Karnataka, 106 people lost their lives, 14 received injuries and six were missing due to rains and floods in 13 districts. As many as 2.48 lakh people took shelter in 3,233 relief camps. The rains and floods claimed 97 lives in Assam, where 32 districts were hit by the deluge that resulted in 5.35 lakh people taking shelter in 1,357 relief camps.

has often been dogged by allegations of corruption. Singh also said his ministr y had taken many steps to boost Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSMEs) in the defence sector and liberalised industrial licensing. “I would like to tell you that in order to reach our aim, we have to walk a long road. However, it is my absolute belief that by 2025, we would take the Indian defence industry to the size of USD 26 billion,” he added. The minister said that he would like to assure that this government is totally open when it comes to receiving new ideas. “We are completely committed to exploit the the entrepreneurship spirit and energy of private sector. The government is ready to have an open discussion with you as a friend, philosopher and guide. If you have any problems, we are ready to resolve them,” he added. There is no other effective interface between industry and the government than such events and expos, the minister noted.

IAF to focus on indigenous production of fifth-gen jets N ew D elhi , O ct 4 (AGENCIES): Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Thursday laid out a major indigenous plan to include quick induction of more versions of Tejas and backed a fifth generation fighter jet of the DRDO, ruling out its import. The new IAF Chief, who took over on September 30, said, “We are putting in all efforts on AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft)". The AMCA is a fifth generation jet which the DRDO is making. On whether the option of fifth generation jets like those with Russia or other countries was being explored, he said "no". He was addressing a media conference ahead of the Air Force Day on October 8. The new IAF Chief, who was a Tejas test pilot during the days of sanctions imposed by the US in 1998, said the order for the 83 Tejas Mark 1A jets will be placed soon. These will carry a more powerful

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engine along with better weaponry than the Tejas Mark 1. The cost negotiation committee will soon give its report, he said, adding that if the Tejas Mark 2, also known as the medium weight fighter, is ready in a few years, IAF will induct that. The process for 114 fighter jets is on, he said while dismissing questions on 36 more Rafale being purchased. "Indigenisation and modernisation will be the key pillars", Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria said. "We have to ensure that indigenous products remain the focus and we

will work to reduce dependency on foreign equipment," he said, adding the new air-to-air missile Astra and BrahMos on the list. On the fighter fleet, he said steps have been initiated to add 21 more MiG 29. The Sukhoi 30 will be upgraded as the IAF has initiated the process. The Mi17 and Mi17-IV class of helicopters is being upgraded. On being asked about the Mi17 crash at Budgam on February 27, he said the court of inquiry has been completed. Two officers will face disciplinary action. The victims will be treated as battle casualty. "It was big mistake. Necessary steps taken to ensure that it's not repeated," he said. The copter had been shot by own missile. On the threat of drones dropping arms in Punjab, the IAF Chief said, “It’s a new threat and it's serious. We have some procurement in pipeline to will deal with such drones".

PMC Bank: ED raids 6 locations in Mumbai

MUMBAI, OCT 4 (PTI): The ED on Friday raided six locations in Mumbai and adjoining areas and registered a money-laundering case to probe alleged fraud in the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank case, officials said. They said the raids were being conducted after a criminal compliant was filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) by the central agency. The Enforcement Directorate case is based on an FIR filed by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai police. The raids are aimed at gathering additional evidence, ED sources said. The ED and Mumbai Police case is against former bank management and promoters of the Housing Development Infrastructure Limited (HDIL). Based on a complaint by an RBI-appointed administrator, the police complaint was filed earlier this week on charges of forgery, cheating and criminal conspiracy against the officials. According to the initial investigation, police said, the bank’s losses since 2008 were Rs 4,355.46 crore. The bank’s former chairman Waryam Singh, managing director Joy Thomas and other senior officials, along with HDIL director Rakesh Wadhawan have been named in the police FIR, now taken cognisance by the ED. Describing the modus operandi of the alleged ir-

HDIL Managing Director Sarang Wadhawan being produced at Killa Court in relation to an alleged fraud in the PMC Bank money-laundering case, in Mumbai, Friday. (PTI)

regularities, the police FIR had said HDIL promoters allegedly colluded with the bank management, to draw loans from the its Bhandup branch. ED, sources said, is also looking for evidence for the alleged tainted assets of the accused so that they can be attached under the PMLA. Despite non-payment, the bank officials did not classify the loans as non performing advances and intentionally hid the information about it from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the police said. They also created fictitious accounts of companies which borrowed small sums of money and created fake reports of the bank to hide from the regulatory supervision, it said. The police FIR has been filed under sections 409 (criminal breach of

GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND OFFICE OF THE ADDITIONAL DEPUTY COMMISSIONER PFUTSERO: NAGALAND No. Jud-4/SC/2014/3061 Dated Pfro, the 27th Sept. 2019 NOTICE

Whereas Smti Neshu Dukru, W/o Lt. Chasu Dukru, Hindi teacher of Zhavame village has applied for issue of Succession Certificate under the Indian Succession Act 1925 to draw the service benefits, family pension, bank A/c etc. belonging to Lt. Chasu Dukru of Nagaland, who expired on 16-09-2019. Therefore, notice is hereby issued inviting any claims and objections from the public pertaining to the above mentioned property and the same to be submitted to the office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner Pfutsero, within a period of 30 days from issue of this notice. In the event of this office not receiving any claims and objections within the stipulated time, Succession Certificate will be issued to the applicant as prayed for. Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pfutsero K-2733

NOTICE INVITING OTHER CLAIMANTS TO REPRESENTATION TO COME FORWARD (SECTION 375 OF INDIAN SUCCESSION ACT 1925). In the Court of Smti. V. Lovitoly Sema Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur District, Nagaland Whereas application under Succession Act 1925 for grant of Succession Certificate for the estate of Late Semsameren Deceased, has been filed by Smti Shilukokla relation Wife, R/o H/No - 227, East Police Colony, Dimapur to draw his/her Family Pension, Bank Acct, etc, who expired on 01-09-2019. Notice is hereby given that any person having interest in the administration of the estate of the said deceased, may if he/she so desire may appear in this court within 30 days, on the said day of 3rd Nov' 2019. Given under the hand and seal of the court this 4th day of Oct. 2019. Addl. Deputy Commissioner Dimapur : Nagaland DP-7408

trust by a public servant or banker), 420 (cheating), and 465, 466 and 471 (related to forgery) of the Indian Penal Code along with 120 (b) (criminal conspiracy). The bank, which has

137 branches and over Rs 11,000 crore in deposits, has been put under restrictions since last week after the RBI discovered certain financial irregularities in the functioning of the multi-state lender.

Wadhawans get police custody till October 9 HDIL chairman and managing director Rakesh Wadhawan and his son Sarang were on Friday sent to police custody till October 9 in the Punjab Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank scam, an official said. They were arrested by the special investigation team (SIT) of the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police on Thursday and produced before a local court on Friday. EOW had registered an FIR on Monday against senior officials of HDIL and the PMC Bank for allegedly causing losses to the tune of Rs 4,355.43 crore to the bank. Property of Rs 3,500 crore belonging to the company was seized by the EOW during the investigation, he said. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has also initiated investigation by registering a case of money laundering, another official said. ED officials raided six places in the city and suburbs and collected some important documents related to the case, he said. Regd. No. 849/19

AFFIDAVIT

Date : 4/10/19

I, Shri. Hari Bahadur Thapa, son of Bhim Bahadur Thapa, D.O.B 19.09.1982, permanent resident of H/No. 1, Ramchandra Nagar, P.S. Bodhjung Nagar, Dist. West Tripura, PIN 799008 do hereby swear on oath and declare as under : 1. That I am a bonafide citizen of India and a resident of the above mentioned address. 2. That I was a resident of Vill. Laghilotu Coloni, P.O. Zunheboto, Dist. Zunheboto, Nagaland, as such in all my documents the said address has been recorded for correspondence. 3. That however I have moved back to my native place of residence, as such, I am desirous to change my correspondence address from Vill. Laghilotu Coloni, P.O. Zunheboto, Dist. Zunheboto, Nagaland to H/No. 1, Ramchandra Nagar, P.S. Bodhjung Nagar, Dist. West Tripura, PIN 799008. I further declare that the statements made by me herein above are true to the best of my knowledge and belief and nothing has been concealed therein. DEPONENT Solemnly sworn before me on this 4th day of October, 2019. Magistrate/Notary Public DP-7410 Regd. No. 102/19

AFFIDAVIT

Date : 11/9/19

I, ZEMYON, D/o CHINGKAP permanent residence of Chi Village PO & PS Mon and presently residing at Tanlao ward Mon Town, under Mon District hereby solemnly declared and affirmed as under. 1. That I am a bonafide citizen of India and a native of (Konyak) Naga tribe. 2. That my name is ZEMYON, D/o CHINGKAP. 3. That my name is erroneously/mistakenly entered as ZEMYUN in my SBI Account passbook. 4. Henceforth I would like to declare that the name ZEMYON and ZEMYUN are same as one person. 5. That let this affidavit be handed over to the appropriate authority concern for necessary clarification and acceptance thereof. That the statement made in the above mentioned paragraph 1 to 5 are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. DEPONENT Solemnly declared and affirmed before me by the deponent on this _______. Magistrate First Class Mon, Nagaland MC-51


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Ayodhya case: SC to wrap up hearing

The Supreme Court of India.

NEW DELHI, OCT 4 (PTI): The Supreme Court Friday said it would wrap up hearing in the politically sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute at Ayodhya by October 17, a day sooner than the earlier schedule. A 5-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, on the conclusion of 37th day of the hearing, fixed the schedule for the final leg of the lengthy arguments. The Muslim side would complete the arguments on October 14, it said, adding that thereafter, two days would be granted to the Hindu parties to sum up their rejoinders -- October 16. October 17 would be the last day for wrapping up the hearing when the parties will have to make the final arguments about

the relief they are seeking, the court said. The bench, also comprising justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer, had earlier fixed the deadline of October 18 to conclude the hearing. The judgement in the matter is to be pronounced by November 17, the day the CJI will retire. The bench gave an extra hour every day to the hearing this week, during which it did not allow the counsel for the parties to deviate from the time slot allotted to them. The top court also warned the parties that no fresh evidence would be allowed to be placed before it and all the parties have to strictly make their rejoinders on the basis of the records and submissions

made before the Allahabad High Court. The apex court on September 26 had asked both Hindu and Muslim parties to specify the timeframe for completing arguments in the matter and had said that there will not be any extra day for hearing after October 18 -- the deadline it had set on September 18. It had said that there are holidays in October for Dussehera and Diwali and only one advocate of the four Hindu parties will be allowed to give the rejoinder arguments. The apex court had on August 6 commenced day-to-day proceedings in the case as the mediation proceedings initiated to find the amicable resolution had failed. The court had taken note of the report of the three-member panel, also comprising spiritual guru and founder of the Art of Living foundation Sri Sri Ravishankar and senior advocate and renowned mediator Sriram Panchu, that mediation proceedings, which went on for about four months, did not result in any final settlement and it had to decide the matter pending before it. The court, which had on March 8 referred the

matter for mediation, had asked for in-camera proceedings to be completed within eight weeks, but later granted time till August 15 after the panel’s earlier report said the mediators were “optimistic” about an amicable solution. The top court fixed the seat for mediation process in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, around 7 km from Ayodhya, and said adequate arrangements, including the venue of the mediation, place of stay of the mediators, their security, travel should be forthwith arranged by the state government. It had perused a report about the progress of mediation process till July 18 and said its contents will remain confidential. Fourteen appeals have been filed in the apex court against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment, delivered in four civil suits, that the 2.77-acre land in Ayodhya be partitioned equally among the three parties -- the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla. On December 6, 1992, the Babri Masjid, constructed at the disputed site in the 16th century by Shia Muslim Mir Baqi, was demolished, sparking communal riots in the country.

3 drown after boat capsizes in Bihar KATIHAR (BIHAR), OCT 4 (PTI): At least three persons drowned while more than 20 others went missing after a boat carrying close to 80 people capsized in the Mahananda river in Katihar district, police said on Friday. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Barsoi, Pankaj Kumar said the incident took place on the Bihar-Bengal border at about 8.15 pm on Thursday night close to Jagannathpur Ghat when residents of Wajidpur village here were returning after shopping in Rampur Haat market of the adjoining state, situated right across the river. “Prima facie, it appears to be a case of overloading. The boat had a capacity of 40 passengers but was carrying almost double the number. So far three unidentified bodies of an elderly man, a woman and a child have been recovered”, the DSP said. “Many of those riding the boat either swam to safety or were rescued by onlookers. About two dozen people are yet to be traced ... professional divers have been deployed for the purpose,” he added.

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Most Cong candidates will lose their deposits: Sanjay Nirupam

Mumbai, Oct 4 (AGENCIES): Mumbai Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam criticised the party’s for its choice of candidates for Maharashtra assembly elections on Friday saying most would likely lose their security deposits—in a statement that shows that the rift in the troubles Mumbai unit appears to be widening as the elections approach. ”Except in three or four seats in Mumbai Congress party’s candidates will forfeit their deposits,” Nirupam told reporters here. Nirupam, who was removed as chief of the Mumbai unit of the party on the eve of the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year, claimed that a coterie around Sonia Gandhi was sidelining those who worked under former party president Rahul Gandhi. “A conspiracy has been hatched in Delhi where those who worked under Rahul are being humiliated and sidelined in the party,” Nirupam said. ”Those who are sitting around Sonia Gandhi do not understand how things work. Earlier the party used to take feedback from ground-level workers before deciding on a candidate. Now whatever the AICC General Secretary says is considered final,” Nirupam said. He added

Sanjay Nirupam (File)

that the Congress party could suffer serious damage if the system was not rectified. He cited the instances of Ashok Tanwar in Haryana and the chief of the Congress party in Tripura apart from his own self. Nirupam blamed the Congress leadership for the choice of former MLA Baldev Khosa from Versova as against the candidate suggested by him. “The party has given a ticket to a 77-year old man who cannot even walk. He came third in the last election,” Nirupam said. The former Shiv Sainik-turned Congress leader however denied reports that he was quitting the Congress party. “I think I have the capacity to tolerate things for some time more. But I don’t think I can continue for long because of the treatment being meted out to me by the party,” Nirupam said.

SC asks CBI to reply to Chidambaram’s bail plea

NEW DELHI, OCT 4 (PTI): The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the CBI, asking it to respond to former finance minister P Chidambaram’s plea seeking bail in the INX Media corruption case. A bench of justices R Banumathi and Hrishikesh Roy asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the CBI, to file its response and posted the matter for hearing on October 15. Chidambaram, who is lodged in Tihar Jail under judicial custody, has moved the top court challenging the September 30 verdict of the Delhi High Court which had dismissed his plea seeking bail in the case. Chidambaram, 74, is in custody since his arrest by the CBI on August 21. A Delhi court on Thursday extended Chidambaram’s judicial custody till October 17. Since his arrest on August 21, he has spent 43 days in custody, both the CBI and judicial, in eight spells. He was sent to Tihar jail for the first time on September 5, till September 19, when his custody was extended till October 3.

Parties asked to find amicable solution ‘Money dispute over gay sex Pak PM’s open call for ‘jihad’ against on alternative site for Ravidas temple led to ISRO scientist’s murder’ India not normal, serious issue: MEA

NEW DELHI, Oct 4 (Agencies): The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday asked the parties involved in a plea seeking permission to rebuild the Guru Ravidas temple in Delhi’s Tughlaqabad forest area to come back to it with an amicable solution on a better location for the temple. It posted the matter for further hearing on October 18. The temple was demolished by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) following the court’s direction. The SC said it respects everybody’s sentiments but the law has to be followed. A bench comprising justices Arun Mishra and S Ravindra Bhat said Attorney General KK Venugopal is also appearing in the case and all parties can hold discussion to find an amicable solution on a better location where the temple can be built. “You find an amicable solution and come back to

us. Any day we can pass the order. We respect the sentiments of everybody on the earth but we have to follow the law,” the bench said. The court had earlier questioned the maintainability of a plea asking as to how could it entertain the petition filed under Article 32 of the Constitution seeking permission to construct a temple demolished on its orders. The petition filed by two former members of Parliament -- Ashok Tanwar and Pradeep Jain Aditya -had sought enforcement of their right to worship which, they alleged, “was being denied to them due to demolition” of the temple and ‘Samadhi’ in Tughlaqabad. The former parliamentarians had said that several facts were suppressed during the hearing of a suit before the apex court for removal of encroachment of surrounding areas. Their counsel had sub-

H y der a ba d, O ct 4 (IANS): Dispute over payment after gay sex led to the murder of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) arm National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) scientist S. Suresh Kumar in Hyderabad four days ago, police said on Friday. The police cracked the murder case with the arrest of a lab technician, who was having sexual relations with the deceased. Suresh Kumar, 56, was found murdered in his flat in Ameerpet area in the heart of the city on Tuesday. He was associated with the National Remote Sensing Agency, a part of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Police said accused J. Srinivas stabbed the scientist to death during an argument over payment after sexual activity. Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar told reporters that the accused confessed to the crime after police started questioning him as he was regularly visiting the deceased. He said recovery of Kumar’s gold ring, Rs 10,000 cash, mobile phone and locking of flat’s door from outside were crucial evidence linking the crime to the criminal. He said the investigators could track down the

culprit by collecting scientific evidence like blood samples, presence of hair at crime scene and analysis of the deceased’s phone call data. Deputy Commissioner of Police B. Sumathi said Srinivas, working with Vijaya Diagnostic Centre, was visiting Suresh Kumar’s house regularly to collect blood samples. Suresh Kumar allegedly sought sexual favours and Srinivas agreed in the hope of getting good money as the scientist was living alone and was economically well-settled. However, Srinivas got frustrated as the scientist was not paying him the money and during an argument after the sexual act, killed him. The DCP said the accused was prepared to commit the crime. The crime came to light when the scientist’s wife Indira Suresh Kumar, who works at a bank in Chennai, was not able to connect with him over phone. She asked her relatives in Hyderabad to go to the flat but they found it locked from outside. She rushed to Hyderabad and informed the police and in the presence of police, the door was broken open. Suresh Kumar, a native of Kerala who was working at NRSA for 20 years, was found lying dead in a pool of blood.

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NEW DELHI, OCT 4 (AGENCIES): India on Friday slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for giving an open call for ‘jihad’ against India, adding that it is a serious matter and not normal. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar also called Pakistan’s decision, to sponsor a march from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) to Line of Control (LoC), a provocative and irresponsible step. In a press briefing, Kumar condemned the act saying, “It’s provocative and irresponsible. We condemn it. He doesn’t know how to conduct international relations. It’s not normal behaviour. The most serious thing is he gave an open call for jihad against India which is not normal.” O n T h u r s d ay, t h e Indian Army said that it was fully prepared to foil a Pakistan Army sponsored march planned to be held on Friday involving some

SC extends protection from arrest to Gautam till Oct 15 CBI moves SC against grant NEW DELHI, OCT 4 (PTI): The Supreme Court Friday extended till October 15 the interim protection from arrest granted by the Bombay High Court to civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha in the Koregaon Bhima violence case. The apex court directed the Maharashtra government to place before it the material collected during the ongoing investigation against Navlakha in connection with the case. While agreeing to hear Navlakha’s plea challenging the Bombay high court order refusing to quash the First Information Report (FIR) lodged against him, a bench of justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta said that it would hear the arguments on October 15. The Maharashtra

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government had earlier filed a caveat in the matter seeking to be heard before any orders are passed. On September 13, the high court had refused to quash the FIR lodged against him in the 2017 Koregaon-Bhima case and for having alleged Maoist links, noting that there was prima facie substance

in the case. “Considering the magnitude of the case, we feel a thorough investigation is required,” it had said. The high court had, however, extended the protection from arrest to Navlakha for three weeks to enable him to approach the Supreme Court to

file an appeal against its order. The FIR was lodged against Navlakha and others by the Pune Police in January 2018 after the Elgar Parishad held on December 31, 2017 that had allegedly triggered violence at Koregaon Bhima in Pune district the next day. The police has also alleged that Navlakha and other accused in the case had Maoist links and were working towards overthrowing the government. Navlakha and the other accused were booked under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and the Indian Penal Code. Besides Navlakha, four others -- Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves and Sudha Bharadwaj, are accused in the case.

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NEW DELHI, OCT 4 (PTI): The CBI approached the Supreme Court on Friday challenging the anticipatory bail granted to senior West Bengal cadre IPS officer Rajeev Kumar in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam. The probe agency has filed an appeal in the apex court against the October 1 order of the high court which had granted him the relief saying it was not an appropriate case for custodial interrogation. The Saradha group of companies allegedly duped lakhs of people to the tune of Rs 2,500 crore, promising higher rates of return on their investments. Kumar was part of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by the West Bengal government for probing the scam before the Supreme Court handed

over the case to the CBI in 2014, along with other chit fund cases. The Saradha chit fund scam was unearthed in 2013 during Kumar’s tenure as the Bidhannagar Police commissioner. The high court order had said if Kumar was arrested by the CBI in connection with the case, he would have to be released immediately on bail by an appropriate court on two sureties of Rs 50,000 each. It had directed Kumar, who is currently the Additional Director General of the West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID), to cooperate with investigating officers. It had also directed him to make himself available before the investigating officers in the case for questioning on a 48-hour prior notice by the CBI.

people from PoK to LoC. The aim of the march is to create disturbances over the Abrogation of Article 370. Army sources told news agency ANI, “We are fully prepared to tackle the march of the PoK locals to the LoC in Kashmir valley. We will act against them as per the laid down standard operating procedures,” Indian Army sources said. Sources said the Pakistan Army has also been warned against encouraging such marches and highlighted that the Kashmiris on the PoK side are being used as cannon fodder by them. Speaking on the statements made by both Turkey and Malaysia on Kashmir at the recently held session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Kumar said that India deeply regretted the statements, adding that they were biased and incorrect. Reacting to Turkey raising the Kashmir issue, India called upon the Turkish government to get a

proper understanding of the situation on the ground before making any further statements on it. Reiterating that it is an internal issue of India, Kumar said, “We call upon the Turkey government to get a proper understanding of the situation on the ground before they make any further statements on this issue. It is a matter which is completely internal to India.” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had raked up the issue during his address at the UNGA in New York recently. Speaking on Malaysia’s statement, Kumar said, “In recent years the relation with Malaysia has actually strengthened. The facts have been articulated by the External Affairs Minister, Foreign Secretary and all of us.” He added, “We deeply regret the statements. They are not based on facts.” India said that Kuala Lumpur should keep in mind the friendly relations shared by the two countries and desist from making such remarks. “Jammu and Kashmir signed the Instrument of Accession like all other princely states. Pakistan invaded and illegally occupied parts of Jammu and Kashmir. The Government of Malaysia should bear in mind the friendly relations between the two countries and desist from making such remarks,” said Kumar.

DMC conduct Free Health Care Camp for animals at Viola Colony Dimapur

Dimapur Municipal Veterinary Public Health Cell led by Dr. Sentinungla Deputy Director and Dr. Sentimoa Longkumer Veterinary Assistant Surgeon alongwith two Field Assistant conducted a free antirabies vaccination-cum animal health care camp at Viola Colony Community Hall, where around 120 dogs were vaccinated and medicines were given. The Viola Colony Council appreciate Dimapur Municipal Council for initiating such programme. Viola Colony Council. DP-7394

FELICITATION The office of the Mongnyei Longkhum, Longleng with immense pleasure and gratitude to our Almighty God would like to appreciate and congratulate Dr. Limamanen Phom, S/o Chubanungba Phom and Smti. Mükphen Phom of Yaongyimchen Village on being conferred Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Zoology dated 30-08-2019 on the Thesis Title "Understanding Neurodegeneration and Rescuing Pathology Associated with Parkinson's Disease in Drosophila Model" under Nagaland University. The unit wishes and prays for success in your future endeavours. Mükphen Phom President

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mitted that there were over six crore followers of Guru Ravidas and they have a fundamental right to worship at the said place. On August 27, the two former parliamentarians from the Congress party had moved the apex court seeking its nod to re-construct the temple, saying it is a pious site and prayers were held there for the last 500600 years. The petitioners had said that they are devout followers of Guru Ravidas and used to pray regularly at the site. The DDA had demolished the temple pursuant to the orders of the apex court, which had on August 9 observed that “serious breach” had been committed by Guru Ravidas Jayanti Samaroh Samiti by not vacating the forest area as earlier ordered by the top court. The temple’s demolition had led to a series of protests in places such as Delhi, Punjab and Haryana and the apex court had on August 19 directed the authorities in these areas to ensure that no law and order situation is created politically or otherwise. The top court had earlier warned against politicising the temple’s demolition and said it would initiate contempt proceedings against those provoking protests and demonstrations.


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N e w Yo r k , O c t 4 (IANS): With Democrats breathing down his neck with their impeachment proceedings, US President Donald Trump has defiantly called on China to investigate former Vice President John Biden and his son Hunter over their business deals there. Trump said on Thursday: “China should start an investigation into the Bidens, because what happened in China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine.” On Se ptember 24, House Democrats launched the impeachment proceedings against Trump accusing him of trying to get a foreign country to intervene in US elections by having made a similar request in a phone call to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky to probe the Bidens. Joe Biden is seeking the Democratic Party nomination to run against Trump in next year’s election. Trump, who has denounced the impeachment as a witch hunt and worse, this time made the request to China openly, just days before a Beijing delegation is to visit the US for trade negotiations. The chair of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, which is conducting an investigation into the Trump-Zelensky call, Adam Schiff, said: “The President of the US encouraging a foreign na-

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tion to interfere and help his campaign by investigating a rival is a fundamental breach of the President’s oath of office.” A Biden campaign official, Kate Bedingfield, denounced Trump’s China request as “a grotesque choice of lies over truth and self over the country”, and compared it to his call to Russia during the 2016 campaign to find his opponent Hillary Clinton’s 30,000 missing e-mails. Senator Kamala Harris, who is one of the Democrats running for the party’s presidential nomination, demanded that the White House turn over records of Trump’s conversations with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. The impeachment proceedings were set off by a complaint to authorities from a whistle-blower, who had not listened to the July 25 conversation between Trump and Zelensky but said that he had heard about it from others. The person’s identity has been kept a secret, but according to media reports he is an employee

of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Another whistle-blower has emerged claiming that a Treasury Department official had interfered with the audit of the tax returns of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, according to The Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. That person also based the complaint on what others had said, rather than from direct involvement. Former Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker, became the first person Congressional investigators called in to give a deposition. After the closed-door meeting that lasted about nine hours, a Democratic

Representative who was there, Eric Swalwell, told reporters that Volcker, who had resigned his position last week, gave evidence that Trump had withheld aid to Ukraine and asked for an investigation of the Bidens and issues involving the 2016 elections. But two Republicans, Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes, said in a statement that Volker’s testimony “undercut the salacious narrative” presented by Schiff. Trump’s request to China is based on Hunter Biden accompanying his father on an official trip to China in 2013 during which they met a Chinese financier, Jonathan Li. Li was an investor in an

investment fund, BHR Partnership, with which Hunter Biden was involved through Rosemont Seneca Partners, a fund started by him, Christopher Heinz, the stepson of former Secretary of State John Kerry, and others. Hunter Biden has been on BHR’s board from 2013. Trump said: “When Biden’s son walks out of China with $1.5 billion in a fund, and the biggest funds in the world can’t get money out of China, and he’s there for one quick meeting and he flies in on Air Force Two, I think that’s a horrible thing.” It was not clear that Hunter Biden received an investment of $1.5 billion and his lawyer has denied he received any money.

Ukraine reviews cases into firm linked to Biden’s son: prosecutor Kiev, Oct 4 (AFP): Ukraine’s prosecutor-general said on Friday his office was reviewing the closure of a number of cases related to a gas firm linked to US Democrat Joe Biden’s son. Prosecutor-General Ruslan Ryaboshapka told reporters there were about 15 cases but stressed that they were not necessarily connected to Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. “We are conducting an audit of the cases that were earlier overseen by the Prosecutor-General’s Office,” said Ryaboshapka, who was appointed in August. “We are reviewing all cases that were closed

or broken up into separate cases, to make a decision on whether this was illegal.” Ukrainian authorities have previously said the investigation of gas firm Burisma focuses on a period before Hunter Biden joined the company’s board. Ryaboshapka also suggested the prosecutors may focus not on Hunter Biden but on Burisma’s founder Mykola Zlochevsky and other figures. “This work is continuing and we’ll report on its results later,” Ryaboshapka said. The second son of former US Vice President Joe Biden is at the centre of a scandal that has

seen Democrats launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. The scandal erupted after it emerged Trump had leaned on Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the father and son over Hunter’s work in Ukraine. In 2014, while his father was Barack Obama’s vice president and overseeing US relations with Kiev, Hunter joined the board of Burisma Holdings. Burisma says it is the largest private producer of natural gas and one of Ukrain’es leading gas groups.

Over 3,000 pigs culled in Philippines over swine fever Manila, Oct 4 (IANS): More than 3,000 pigs have been culled in the Philippines’ Metro Manila area in a bid to contain the outbreak of African swine fever that has so far led to the deaths of more than 20,000 hogs, an official said on Friday. The latest infection which was detected in the country’s largest conurbation, Quezon City - prompted every swine in a 1-km radius to be culled in line with quarantine protocols, the head of the city’s veterinarian office, Ana Maria Cabel, told reporters here. “Some 5,000 pigs in the area are still pending to be sacrificed,” Cabel added. On Tuesday, the Philippines department of agriculture threatened legal action against hog farmers who fail to follow strict quarantine rules after new cases of the animal disease were confirmed in Quezon City and the northern province of Pangasinan, reports

The latest infection in Quezon City - prompted every swine in a 1-km radius to be culled in line with protocols.

Efe news. Agriculture Secretary William Dar accused hog traders of propagating the disease by carrying on their business without taking any precautions despite the authorities’ warnings. The Philippines, the world’s 10th-largest pork consumer and seventh-biggest importer, had a population of some 12.7 million swine in July. After the first African swine fever outbreak was declared on September 9, about 20,000 pigs have

either been culled or died from the disease. Farms in the central and southern areas of the country have vetoed the arrival of any pigs hailing from the nation’s north, including Metro Manila, to prevent an epidemic. Since the first foci of infection emerged in China in 2018, the disease has propagated across the Asian giant and jumped to neighbouring countries such as Mongolia, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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US-N.Korea to hold preliminary Pak SC to constitute special bench for minority rights nuclear-talks in Stockholm

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Seoul, Oct 4 (IANS): US and North Korean officials were slated to meet on Friday in the Swedish capital of Stockholm, the eve of their formal working-level nuclear talks, after Pyongyang ratcheted up tensions with a test-firing of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile. The two sides were expected to have “preliminary contact” in Stockholm

in the morning before their first official negotiations since the no-deal summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jongun in Hanoi in February, Yonhap News Agency reported. The exact time and venue for Friday’s meeting were yet to be officially announced. The deputy chiefs of

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We the bereaved family members of Lt. Tiamenla Longchari, D/o Lt. K. Tongpangmeiba Longchari of Changki Village, would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all those individuals, churches, organisations, groups, friends, neigbours, relatives and well-wishers who stood by us physically, financially, materially, and spiritually throughout the prolonged illness and sad demise of our beloved sister/sister-in-law/aunt on 25th September, 2019 at Naga United Village, Dimapur. Thank you all for sympathising with us by sharing our pain, grief and sorrow. Your sincere act of unceasing love, concern, physical presence and continued prayer support made our loss more bearable at these difficult times. We convey our special thanks to the following : 1. Doctors, nurses, and staff of Gilead Nursing Home and C.I.H.S.R (Referral Hospital), Dimapur. 2. Changki Baptist Arogo and Changki Yimlang Baptist Arogo, Changki. 3. Naga United Ao Baptist Arogo, Dimapur. 4. Changki Baptist Fellowship Naga United, Showuba & Aoyim Area, Dimapur. 5. Nasenongti Kiyongri Telongjem Changki. 6. X-Junction Telongjem, Changki. 7. Neighbours (Changki & Naga United Village, Dimapur) 8. Longchari Kidong Telongjem Changki & Dimapur. 9. Longchalari Kidong Telongjem, Changki. We deeply regret our inability to mention each and every one of you individually, but its is our humble prayer that our Almighty God bless you all abundantly. DP-7402 K

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Islamabad, Oct 4 (IANS): The Pakistan Supreme Court has decided to constitute a special bench for the implementation of its 2014 judgement on the protection of minority rights and promotion of a culture of religious and social tolerance. Subsequently, a threejudge Supreme Cour t bench, headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial, on Thursday referred the matter to Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa for his consideration to constitute the implementation bench, reports Dawn news. The bench had taken up a case relating to the rights of minorities and asked the federal and provincial governments to furnish before the court monthly reports highlighting steps taken to ensure the rights of the minorities. In what was billed as

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT We the bereaved family members of Late Howoto H Zhimomi (Itokhu Sema) S/o Late Hoshiho Zhimomi, Rtd. SubInspector 111BN BSF Satakha, would like to profoundly express our heartfelt gratitude and sincere appreciation to all individuals and organisations who stood by us and supported us through prayers, physically and financially at the sudden demise of our beloved husband/father on 26.09.2019. Born on 01.07.1957 We would also like to convey our Died on 26.09.2019 special thanks to:1. Smti. Khevili Z Swu, Proprietor, Hillboto School Satakha. 2. Shri. Zheito Chophy, Candidate 36 A/C Satakha. 3. Shri. Huska Sema, Dy. Commandant 111 Bn. BSF, Satakha. 4. Dr. Ikato T Sukhai. 5. Satakha Area GBs. 6. Union Baptist Church, Satakha. 7. S.T.B.C, Nito Mount. 8. S.T.B.C, SBAK Aizuto. 9. Kiyeshe/Sukhai Baptist Church. 10. Ghukhuyi Baptist Church. 11. Khekiye Baptist Church. 12. Sukhai Welfare Union, Satakha & Zunheboto. 13. Old Ground Youth Forum, Satakha. 14. Old Ground Youth - UBC Satakha. 15. Youth Department - UBC Satakha. 16. STBC Youth Fellowship - A/Khel. 17. B.S.F Pensioners Union Satakha. 18. Sukhai Student Union. 19. Proprietor, Staff & Faculties, Aloes Montessori School Satakha. 20. Atukuzulimi Society, A/Khel. 21. Akighini Muqo, UBC Satakha. We deeply regret our inability to mention each and every individuals but we pray to Almighty God to bless you all in abundance for the noble deeds and sympathies you have shown us. Beloved wife, sons and family members. K-2721

a verdict that may correct the course of increasing intolerance, hate and bigotry in society, the Supreme Court had in 2014 directed the law enforcing agencies to promptly register criminal cases for desecrating the places of worship of minorities or on violation of any of their rights guaranteed under the law. The verdict had come on a suo motu initiated on the September 22, 2013 Peshawar church bomb attack in which 81 persons were killed.

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“For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.” Psalms 84:10 Dearest Dad Words seem so feeble in moments like this. Life is so precious and death such a thief. Though your smile is gone forever and your hands we cannot touch. Your memory is now our keepsake with which we’ll never part. Love is a bond that death cannot part. God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts. Gone from our arms but forever in our hearts. We hope you are living well in the world of our Creator. Rest peacefully in Heaven. Forever Loved Children & Family.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT “And now abideth, faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love” 1 Corinthians 13:13 We the bereaved family members of Late KEVIHULIE KHAWAKHRIE express our deepest and heartfelt gratitude to all individuals, churches, villagers, organizations who stood and supported us physically, spiritually, materially and financially during his illness and at the sad demise Born on 10.04.1956 of our most beloved father on 26 Died on 26.09.2019 Sept. 2019. We may not be able to repay you for all the love and support we received, but it is our humble prayer that the Almighty God bless each one of you abundantly. Loving wife, children, in-laws, grandchildren and relatives K-2727

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the countries’ delegations -- Mark Lambert of the US and Kwon Jong-gun of the North -- were expected to attend the preliminary session. Top US nuclear envoy, Stephen Biegun, and his counterpart, Kim Myonggil, could also appear to exchange greetings, observers said. The talks come after a month-long hiatus caused by gaps in the countries’ negotiation positions and tensions triggered by the North’s angry reaction to a South Korea-US military exercise in August and its saber-rattling, including the firing of a submarinelaunched ballistic missile on Wednesday. The North’s delegation chief Kim Myong-gil voiced optimism in Beijing on Thursday en route to Sweden. His team arrived in the Swedish capital on Thursday afternoon.

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Nagaland Post, Dimapur SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019

‘Safety failures’ led to K Pop artiste Dabit to ‘Deadpool 2’ stuntwoman’s death headline Kaliedoscope 2019 A

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enowned K pop artiste, Dabit from South Korea will be performing at the Kaliedoscope, on November 15, to be organised by Assembly of God higher Secondary School (AGHSS), and event managed by Musik-A events. Kaliedoscope is an annual school fest organised by AGHSS annually to commemorate the birth anniversary of founder of the school, late Rev. Dr. T N Lotha. The fest will begin with the celebration of children’s day and fun fair on November 14, with artistes comprising of students and teachers of AGHSS.

It may be mentioned that in the last two years, the fest witnessed artistes like Alobo Naga, Tali Angh, Zuchobeni Tungoe, Saurabhi Debbarma, Rokovituo, Seyivenuo and Joyphen. In a press conference with the organising team and event management team, it was informed that the school, on request from both students and K pop fans from Dimapur, “Sasaeng”, decided to bring in the K Pop artist. Dabit, who had earlier performed in India earlier, will be performing at Dimapur for the first time, which will be his first visit to the North East part of

India. Born and raised in Ohio, USA, he was earlier known as David Kim, before moving to Seoul, South Korea to pursue his dream as a singer songwriter. He also has his educational background from the Berklee College o Music. It was later announced that tickets for fan meet will be available for an amount of Rs. 1000, and will be very limited, as the event will be a school fest. However, it was also stated that fans coming in for fan meet will be given the chance to attend the concert as well. (Staff Reporter)

n investigation into a stuntwoman’s death on the Vancouver set of “Deadpool 2” has attributed her fatal motorcycle accident to a series of safety errors. Government agency WorkSafeBC said the film’s makers should have ensured Joi Harris was wearing a helmet, reports bbc.com. It also said barriers should have been in place to stop her “leaving the set perimeter” on 14 August 2017. 20th Centur y Fox, which made the 2018 film, said it “respectfully disagree(d) with some of the report’s findings”. “Safety is our top priority, and while we respectfully disagree with some of the report’s findings, Fox thoroughly reviewed its stunt safety protocols immediately following the tragic accident and has revised and implemented enhanced safety procedures and enforcement,” it said in a statement. Professional road racer Harris was killed while doubling for actress Zazie Beetz in the comic book-inspired sequel. According to WorkSafeBC, the 40-year-old died “after she was ejected from the motorcycle she was operating and crashed into the

window of a building”. Its report said Fox had “failed to conduct a risk assessment addressing safety controls, speed of the motorcycle, and equipment limitations”. It also said the studio “failed to ensure that the stunt performer was wearing safety headgear” and had failed to provide “adequate supervision”. Wo r k S a f e B C, a l s o known as The Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia, said its investigation’s findings could result in an “administrative penalty”. Earlier this year, a lawyer for Harris’s family said it had reached an out-of-court settlement with the studio. After the accident, “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds said it had left everyone on the film “heartbroken, shocked and devastated”. (IANS)

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or the first of its kind, popular You Tuber Dreamz Unlimited is all set to present a full comedy show in Kohima on October 6, presented by the Musicians Guild. The comedy night will feature 11 artistes which will begin by 5:30 p.m. at the Heritage, Old DC Bungalow. Addressing a press conference at Symphony Cafe on Friday, Mele Pucho, member of the Musicians Guild said that following the huge success of the comedy night in Di-

mapur, Dreamz Unlimited will be presenting a unique experience for its fans in Kohima. Pucho emphasized that performances by the professional team will not be a disappointment and further said that the night was planned with the hope to bring the town dwellers together to celebrate a night full of laughter. He expressed hope that such event will be organized annually. The Dimapur based YouTubers will be perform-

ing a full comedy show in Nagamese, English and Hindi. Priced at Rs. 200, Rs. 500 and Rs.2000, the tickets will be available at Sorshia & co, Symphony Cafe, D/Cafe, Ozone Cafe and COZ. The partners of the event are Highland Dawn Media, Sorshia & co, Mom and I, Symphony Cafe, D/Cafe, Out Loud Inc, Imprint, CieKhan fitness, Fun Tree Crew, Big Life Tent House, Headlight and 3E Nagaland. (Correspondent)

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The 7th international edition of Handshake Concert, an initiative of the Rattle and Hum Music Society was held on October 4 night at the Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Auditorium, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) as part of the ongoing Diversecity, Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival 2019.

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just to make it to the beauty pageant scene and participated in Miss India 2017 and Miss Diva in 2018. “I’m not a skinny girl with a conventional body type. But you have to fight for your place and defy all stereotypes to stand here,” she told IANS. “I will not lie, I lived a very monoto-

nous, disciplined life, but in the end, it’s all worth it,” she added. Sood is now preparing herself for Miss Supranational 2019. She is also looking at acting offers from Bollywood. And if that’s not enough, there’s also a self-help book in the works. (IANS)

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aisie Williams has opened up about feeling body shame while working on Game Of Thrones. The actor played Arya Stark in the hit show and first appeared in the show when she was 14 years old. During the second and third season, Stark disguised herself as a boy after escaping from King’s Landing. Williams’ experience of shooting those scenes made her feel ashamed of her body, she has revealed in a new interview. “Around season 2 or 3, my body started to mature and I started to become a woman, but Arya was still very much trying to be disguised as a boy,” she

told Vogue. “I had to have really short hair and they’d constantly cover me in dirt and shade my nose so it looked really broad and I looked really manly.” She explained that she also had to have a “strap across [her] chest to flatten any growth that had started”. “That just felt horrible for six months of the year and I felt kind of ashamed for a while,” the actor said. Earlier this year, Williams discussed how finding fame through Game Of Thrones had affected her mental health. “It gets to a point where you’re almost craving something negative, so you can just sit in a hole of sadness,” she said. Game Of Thrones came to an end with its eighth season earlier this year. A prequel season has already begun filming while a second focusing on the Targaryens has reportedly been ordered to pilot by HBO. (NME)

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South Africa 385/8 on Day 3 of 1st Test

V i s a k h a pat na m , Oct 4 (IANS): Dean Elgar (160) and Quinton de Kock (111) scored centuries on Day 3 of the first Test between India and South Africa at the ACAVDCA Stadium, but R. Ashwin finished with his 27th fifer to bring the hosts right back into the game on Friday. At stumps, South Africa’s score read 385/8 with Senuran Muthusamy (12) and Keshav Maharaj (3) at the crease. The Proteas still trail by 117 runs with just two wickets in the bag. If the Proteas dominated the first two sessions of the day, the last session was clearly shared as the spin duo of Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja clawed back. Jadeja picked up his 200th Test wicket in the final session and in the process became the fastest left-arm bowler to reach the milestone. He eclipsed the feat of Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath, who had reached the landmark in his 47th Test match, by reaching the feat in his 44th game. The spinner could have reached the feat in the first session of the third

Indian wicket keeper Wriddhiman Saha tries to dismiss South Africa’s Quinton de Kock on third day of the 1st cricket test match. (PTI)

day itself, but Wriddhiman Saha dropped Dean Elgar. And it was Elgar who turned out to be his 200th scalp as the Proteas opener was caught brilliantly at the square-leg boundary by Cheteshwar Pujara. The morning session though saw the Proteas put up a disciplined show

as skipper Faf du Plessis hung in with opener Elgar after Temba Bavuma (18) was dismissed by Ishant Sharma in the seventh over of the day. du Plessis and Elgar showed great determination as the pair posted a fifth-wicket partnership of 115 before the captain was dismissed by Ashwin

when he pushed a slow ball straight to Pujara at leg slip. However, that was not the end of it for India with De Kock then sticking in with Elgar. The pair ended up surpassing the fifth wicket stand between Elgar and his skipper, putting on 164 runs. Jadeja

finally provided the breakthrough as Elgar had to walk back at the end of a 287-ball knock on a wicket that was clearly helping the Indian spinners. The knock will give him a lot of confidence going into the rest of the series. Although Elgar was back in the hut, De Kock continued to stay positive and went on to make his fifth Test century with a six off Ashwin. The Proteas wicketkeeper then looked to step up the scoring rate, but fell to a brilliant delivery from Ashwin. Having taken the previous two away from the batsman, Ashwin got the third one to hold its line after pitching and de Kock made the mistake of playing for the turn, to only see his stump disturbed. The latter would then go on to dismiss Philander to complete another five-wicket haul. Brief Scores India 502/7d (Mayank 215, Rohit 176; Keshav Maharaj 3/189) vs South Africa 385/8 (Elgar 160, de Kock 111; Ashwin 5/128)

BAM adopts constitution; nominates Barty battles into office bearers for tenure 2019-22 China Open semis

Officials of Boxing Association Mokokchung (BAM) and other members after adopting the BAM constitution on October 2.

Dimapur, Oct 4 (NPN): Boxing Association Mokokchung (BAM earlier called as Mokokchung Boxing Association) formally adopted its constitution and nominated office bearers for the tenure 2019-22 at its general meeting on October 3 at Yimyu Ward, Mokokchung. BAM will be headed by Imkummeren Jamir as president and Rongsentoshi Jamir as vice-president for the tenure 2019-22. Aolong Imchen was named the general secretary, Bendangtemsu Ozukum as assistant general secretary and Merang Longkumer as the treasurer. The house also scrutinised and adopted the association’s constitution

Samziuram village tournament

Dimapur, Oct 4 (NPN): The Samziuram Village Tournament, organised by Samziuram Youth Organization, Peren, got underway on October 2 at Samziuram Public Ground with K Chawang, convenor, Ceasefire Monitoring Cell, NSCNGPRN as the chief guest. Speaking at the opening ceremony, the chief guest advised the participants not to play only with skill but to also display discipline. He also encouraged the parents of young players to support their children. Altogether, 19 senior football teams, 6 under-14 category football teams, 11 male volleyball team and 10 female volleyball team are taking part in the tournament. The inaugural programme was chaired by Dinmasalakbo Chawang. Bamyile and Ntinglungliu enthralled the gathering with a special number and the welcome address was delivered by Pinghabo, chairman, Tournament Managing Board.

which was presented by the constitution drafting committee. The constitution deals with every aspect about the aspirations and the functions of the association. It adopted ‘Primum Honoren’ (Honor first in Latin) as its motto and declared, among many others, to encourage boxing as a sport in the district and also promote the state boxers in the national and international levels. During the meeting, a two point resolution was also adopted. The association, in consonance with the aims enshrined newly adopted constitution, resolved to conduct a talent hunt in to identify young talented boxers in the dis-

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trict. It also resolved to aspire and promote boxing in the district and beyond through proper coordination with the different sports and other government agencies. It may be mentioned here that BAM was earlier known by the nomenclature Mokokchung Boxing Association and it was officially formed in 2015. During the early days of its existence, the association entrusted a six member committee to draft the constitution. After thorough study of different boxing associations existing in the country and also other international organisations, the constitution was finally completed and formally adopted.

Beijing, Oct 4 (Agencies): World number one Ashleigh Barty said she produced some of her best tennis this year as she battled into the China Open semi-finals Friday with a gutsy victory over Petra Kvitova. The Australian came from a set down to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. She will play Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands who defeated Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina 7(8)-6(6), 6-2 in the last four in Beijing. “From my opinion, that was one of the highestquality matches I played all year,” said the 23-year-old, the reigning French Open champion. “Petra always has a way of bringing out the best in me, she really does. From both of us, I think the level was incredible.” “Regardless of winning or losing, I think I’d be sitting here with the exact same perspective, kind of the same feeling of the match afterwards.” This was the sixth meeting between Barty and two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova, with the former winning only one of her previous encounters against the Czech. Barty, who had strap-

ping on her left calf, was under the cosh immediately in the deciding set after seventh-ranked Kvitova broke her first service game. But Barty grabbed the break back and, with the clock ticking past two hours on court, broke Kvitova again for a decisive 5-3 lead. Meanwhile, Andy Murray’s impressive run at the China Open has ended in the quarter-finals with a straight-sets defeat to Dominic Thiem. Murray took the top seed to a second-set tie break in Beijing before his challenge ended in a 6-2 7-6 (7-3) defeat. The for mer world number one, however, will be encouraged by his display and his tournament as he bids to return to the top level of tennis after surgery on his hip earlier this year. Following wins against US Open semi-finalist Matteo Berrettini and compatriot Cameron Norrie, Murray was back in the last eight for the first time in 12 months. He was also up against a top-10 player for the first time since losing to Stan Wawrinka at the French Open in 2017.

NSF Martyrs’ Trophy: NHCYO, Viswemi FC enter quarter-finals

Players of Viswemi FC and Viphoma Youth Organisation in action during their prequaterfinal match on Friday. (NP) Correspondent

KOHIMA, OCT 4 (NPN): Naga-Hospital Colony Youth Organisation (NHCYO) and Viswemi FC won their respective prequarterfinal matches to enter the last eight of the ongoing 20th NSF Martyrs’ Memorial Trophy played at Kohima local ground on Friday. Gideon Leo struck twice to help NHCYO register a victory over Fresh Kickers Tseminyu 2-1. In the match, Gideon Leo opened the scoring for NHCYO in the 17th minute

27th Loyem Memorial Trophy from October 19

Dimapur, Oct 4 (NPN): The 27th Loyem Memorial Trophy, organised by the Confederation of Chang Students’ Union (CSSU), will kick off on October 10 at the Loyem Memorial ground, Tuensang. The champion of the trophy will receive a cash prize of Rs.2,10,000 along with the trophy, certificate and medals. The runners up will get Rs.1,10,000 with certificate, medal and the semi-finalists will receive Rs.25,000 each. Individual winners in the category of golden ball, golden glove and golden boot will be rewarded with Rs.10,000 each.

NDPP 15th Southern Angami 11 A/C sports meet Kohima, Oct 4 (NPN): NDPP 15th Souther n Angami 11 A/C sports meet and picnic will be held on October 12 at 2:00 pm at John Government Higher Secondary School, Viswema. Temjen Imna Along, minister, Higher & Technical Education and Tribal Affairs will grace the valedictory programme as the special guest.

Man Utd held goalless by Alkmaar in Europa league Lo n d o n, O c t 4 (Agencies): Manchester United’s lean goalscoring form continued in a turgid 0-0 draw away to Dutch club AZ Alkmaar in their second Group L match in the Europa League on Thursday. United never looked like scoring for most of the evening on the plastic surface of the Kyocera Stadium in The Hague and failed to produce one effort on target. The hosts were playing 70 miles away from home because of a roof collapse at their AFAS Stadium last month, but their fans still produced a raucous atmosphere. There was not too much to get excited about, however, with defences on top on the slick surface. United will be happier with the point which puts them on four points from two games, level with Partizan Belgrade who won 2-1 in Astana in an earlier kickoff. While United defended well, the paucity of their attacking options was again in evidence as their run with-

Players of Manchester United and AZ Alkmaar fight for the ball during their Europa League group match.

out an away win in all competitions stretched to 10. Solskjaer’s side have now failed to score more than one goal in a game since they began the season with a 4-0 thumping of Chelsea in the Premier League. If any team looked like

scoring it was Alkmaar for whom the lively Oussama Idrissi was the best attacking player on view. Alkmaar striker Myron Boadu had a first-half goal ruled out for offside before Idrissi forced David de Gea into a sharp save. Idrissi skimmed an effort wide after

the break and tested De Gea again with a powerful shot the keeper punched away. United’s ambition was limited but they brought on Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Scott McTominay in the final quarter of the game to try and force a winner. Rashford was de-

nied what looked a blatant penalty 10 minutes from time when he appeared to be clipped by a sliding Stijn Wuytens after a sharp turn in the area. Lingard, left out of the England squad earlier on Thursday, had United’s best effort with a dipping shot just wide soon after but worryingly for Solskjaer he limped off before the end. One of the positives for United was an assured performance by Brandon Williams who made his first start at left back. Meanwhile, Arsenal made it six points from a possible six in the Europa League this season with a 4-0 victory over Standard Liege. Gabriel Martinelli scored twice in quick succession before Joe Willock added a third in a clinical first 22 minutes from Unai Emery’s side. Dani Ceballos netted his first goal for the club in the second half to cap a routine win for the Gunners, which is already looking a solid bet to reach the next round.

and three minute later he doubled his lead to make it 2-0. Monush Lapang did scored for Fresh Kickers Tseminyu in the 30th minute but was not enough as Naga Hospital Colony managed to hold on the lead till the final whistle to go through the next round. Meanwhile, Viswemi FC outclassed Viphoma Youth Organisation 2-0 to go through the next round. In a one sided match, Viswemi forwards were culpable of wasting their opportunities in the first half as they failed to find

the break through. On the other hand, Viphoma team failed to register a single shot on target sitting deep on their defence line. I t wa s s u b s t i t u t e Kelethuto Kin who broke the deadlock for Viswemi FC in the 46th minute, and went on to score his second in the 72nd minute to register victory over Viphoma Youth Organisation. Today’s matches 1st match: 12:30 pm MTYO Medziphema Vs JYO 2nd match: 2:30 pm ACI Manipur Vs Unity FC

5th Zasinihu Memorial Trophy from November 6 KOHIMA OCT 4 (NPN): The 5th Zasinihu Memorial Trophy, organised by the Western Angami Students’ Union, will be held from November 6 to 9 at WAPO Ground, Sechü Zubza. The organisers have asked all interested teams from Western Angami region to avail the form from October 7 onwards. Forms will be available at WASU Hotel, Kohima local ground during the NSF Martyrs’ Trophy), ZP Enterprise, TCP Gate, Kohima, K2 Hills Gym, Science College, Jotsoma and Alekho Grocery Shop, near SDO (C) office, Sechü Zubza. The last date of form submission is November 2. For more information, interested teams can contact Khrieketoukho Rino, WASU games & sports secretary at 9089874512, Bisevi Nakhro, president, WASU at 8014116206 or organising committee convenor, Neidilhoutuo Sechü at 8974522575.

Nagaland beat Sikkim by 8 wickets in Vinoo Mankad Trophy

Dimapur, Oct 4 (NPN): Nagaland U-19 boys defeated Sikkim by 8 wickets at the ongoing Vinoo Mankad Trophy played in Pondicherry on Friday. Sikkim team put up 102 runs losing all wickets in 37.4 overs. Robin Limboo scored 21 runs while Rahul Kumar contributed 20 runs. For Nagaland, Daniel Jamir took 3 wickets while Hopongkyu Sangtam, Arjun and Ram Jnagir claimed 2 wickets each. Chasing the small target, Nagaland boys scored 105 losing 2 in 18.1 overs. Vedansh scored 43 runs, Hem and Shamphri scored 25runs each. Rahul Kumar claimed the 2 wickets for Sikkim.

Sumi Chess C’ship from Oct 29

Dimapur, Oct 4 (NPN): The Sumi Chess Championship, organised by Sumi Chess Association Nagaland (SCAN), will be held from October 29-31 at Tourist Lodge, Dimapur. The categories for the championship are open category, under-17 category and under-14category. Players of under-14 and under-17 categories have been asked to produce birth certificate registered within one year of birth. The entry fee if Rs.1000 for open category while it is Rs.500 for under-14 and under-17 categories. Interested players have been asked to pay the entry fee at Tourist Lodge, Dimapur on or before October 28. For more information, interested players can contact 7005268269, 7005157622 or 8254943934.

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