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Nagaland Post

Vol XXIX No. 303

DIMAPUR, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2019 Pages 12 ` 5.00

Modi attends Dussehra event, calls for saving water, energy

Kom enters quarterfinals of World C’ships

3 scientists share Nobel Prize in Physics

national, Page 7

sports, Page 12

international, Page 9

Rajnath receives first Rafale fighter jet

MERIGNAC (FRANCE), OCT 8 (PTI): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that the French-made Rafale combat jet will boost India’s air dominance exponentially, as he was formally handed the delivery of the first of 36 such aircraft acquired by the Indian government at a ceremony here. Singh attended the handover ceremony along with his French counterpart Florence Parly at aircraft maker Dassault Aviation facility in Merignac, southwestern France. Singh performed a Shastra Puja on the new aircraft as he emblazoned it with an ‘Om’ tilak and laid flowers and a coconut, just before he was to take off in it for a sortie in the newlyacquired two-seater jet. Singh, who changed into combat flight gear for the sortie after Puja, said the aircraft will enhance the Indian Air Force combat capability massively -- intended only for self-defence. “We do not purchase arms and other defence equipments to threaten any country but to increase our capabilities and strengthen our defences,” said the 68-year-old leader. “I had never imagined

Angami elders react to report DIMAPUR, OCT 8 (NPN): Angami elders have expressed shock over a report of the NSCN (I-M) during its consultative meeting with the public on September 21, 2019 that “the state of Nagaland will cease to exist”. In this regard, a joint statement signed by 10 Angami elders said two concerned Angami elders met Nagaland Governor on October 4, where the latter gave the two “a very strong assurance that the content of the report absolutely has no value.” The signatories alleged that it was not the first time that the NSCN (I-M) had attempted to spread such false propaganda to bewitch the minds of the public of Nagaland. Therefore, the signatories said a number of Angami elders met on October 7, 2019 at Hotel URA and decided to issue a joint statement “of their conviction that the import of the IM is absolutely false.” The signatories include-- Kethozhapu Sahu, Vimeho Khazo, Dr. Salie Iralu, Tsilierie Sakhrie, Thepfülhouca Kinyü, Zhasilhoutuo Makritsü, Ningusie Meyase, Siekuolie Mezhier, Kevisiezolie Suohu and Thepfulhouvi Solo.

This is it!

“I get the feeling we’re both the fall guys. We only did what were told to do so by those VIPs.” K Y M C

Rajnath Singh thumbs up as he sits in a Rafale jet fighter during an handover ceremony at the Dassault Aviation plant in Merignac, near Bordeaux, France, Tuesday. (AP/PTI)

that I would be flown at supersonic speed; a very comfortable and smooth flight during which I was able to observe the many capabilities of the jet, its air-to-air and air-to-ground combat capabilities,” he said, describing his sortie as a memorable and once in a lifetime experience. RB001 Rafale, denoting the initials of Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Bhadauria,

who played a key role in striking the deal for the jets in his previous role as IAF deputy chief, was unveiled with the Indian tricolour as its backdrop. “This is a historic and landmark day for the Indian Armed forces, which reflects the depth of strategic partnership between India and France. Today marks Vijayadashami – the victory of good over evil – as also the 87th Indian

Air Force Day. And therefore a symbolic day in so many ways,” he added. Singh said strong cooperation between India and France will continue to grow and contribute to global peace, prosperity and environmental sustainability. Parly described Rafale as a symbol of the best France has to offer India to protect its sovereignty and also of the French commit-

GBUD denounces JCPI remark

DIMAPUR, OCT 8 (NPN): GBs Union Dimapur (DGBU) sadar/urban area has expressed anguish over the Joint Committee on Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI)’s remark in the inputs it had submitted to the Commission on RIIN, wherein JCPI asserted that “under no circumstances should the GBs of Dimapur Sadar/urban area be empanelled by the district administration for assistance in the RIIN exercise.” In a press release, GBUD president MY Ngullie and general secretary T Onen Jamir described JCPI statement as “unfortunate and regrettable” and accused JCPI of undermining the significance and role of the GBs in the administration of justice particularly in Nagaland. GBUD said that such “irresponsible statement is certainly very provocative” and would create misunderstanding and confusion

in the minds of general public. On the claim that GBs “flagrantly” issue important documents to doubtful citizens, the GBUD clarified that GB/chairman of colony/area were not given any authority to issue documents such as birth certificate, trade licenses, indigenous certificate, driving license etc except to make recommendation and issuing residential certificate depending on the permanent/temporary status of the residents. Pointing out that the government had not issued any notification/order that barred GBs/chairmen from issuing residential certificate recommendations etc., the union has, therefore, stated that residential certificate and recommendations were being made either by GB or chairman in urban areas irrespective of the community, tribe and particular section of the society the

applicant belonged to. Affirming support towards the JCPI initiatives, the union has, however, said JCPI’s demand to the commission on RIIN not to empanel GBs in the RIIN exercise was “a deliberate attempt to undermine the sanctity and authority of the GBs in the process of exercising their bona fide administrative responsibilities.” Therefore, GBUD has earnestly urged the JCPI to withdraw the demand “terms of reference” submitted to the Commission on RIIN so jointly they would move forward and work together towards creating social harmony in the spirit of oneness and inclusiveness at this crucial juncture. The union cautioned that it would be constrained to take up “appropriate necessary steps” if JCPI failed to withdraw the “terms of reference” submitted to the commission of RIIN.

ment to the ‘Make in India’ initiative. “It is no coincidence that this ceremony falls on Dussehra and also the Indian Air Force’s 87th anniversary. It is a reflection of the paramount importance we give to our cooperation with India,” said Parly. It was revealed that an Indian Rafale project monitoring team has been based in France since August 2017 to ensure the smooth implementation of the project. In Bordeaux, Singh began with a tour of Dassault Aviation’s final Rafale assembly line. He was accompanied by Armed Forces personnel including Air Marshall Harjit Singh Arora. Representatives of the top military brass from the French side were also present on the occasion. India had ordered 36 Rafale fighter jets from France in a deal worth Rs 59,000 crore in September 2016. While the formal handover ceremony takes place this week, the first batch of four Rafale jets will fly to their home base in India by May 2020. All 36 jets are expected to arrive in India by September 2022.

Govt considering EC proposal on Aadhaar data NEW DELHI, OCT 8 (PTI): The Law Ministry is learnt to be considering an Election Commission proposal to give it statutory backing to collect Aadhaar number of new applicants and existing voters to check multiple entries in electoral rolls. In August 2015, a Supreme Court order on Aadhaar card put brakes on EC’s project to link UIDAI (Aadhaar) number with voters’ electoral data to check multiple entries in electoral rolls. In a letter to Law Ministry, the EC recently proposed that provisions of the Representation of the People Act be amended to allow EC seek Aadhaar numbers of those applying to be voters and those who are already part of the electoral rolls. Sources said the Law Ministry is considering the proposal to tweak the electoral law.

NPF slams CM’s stand on CAB DIMAPUR, OCT 8 (NPN): Naga Peoples’ Front (NPF) Tuesday appreciated the “right stand” taken by Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma and Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) from day one and said that the duo’s “peoplecentric outlook” was “very much unlike” chief minister Neiphiu Rio’s “myopic belief of taking shelter under Article 371(A) and Inner Line Permit (ILP).” NPF through its press bureau also expressed gratitude to Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, for understanding the issue and declaring that a special clause would be incorporated in the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in order to protect the interest of North East States particularly Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. NPF said chief minister Neiphiu Rio’s “naive belief ” that Nagaland was protected under such provisions has been proved wrong with the Union Home Minister’s declaration. Without such a special clause, NPF said no state was protected under any provisions from the Bill in

he said, “Lynching is not the word from Indian ethos, its origin is from a story in a separate religious text. We Indians trust in brotherhood. Don’t impose such terms on Indians.” “Lynching itself is a western construct and one shouldn’t use it in the Indian context to defame the country,” he said. Bhagwat urged citizens to create harmony, and that everyone should live within confines of law. “Swayamsevaks are brought up with that sanskar,” he said. He said in the past few years, there has been transformation in “direction of thought process of Bharat”. “There are many people in the world and in Bharat as well, who don’t want this. A developed Bharat creates fear in the minds of vested interests...such forces will also not want Bharat to be strong and vibrant,” the RSS

chief said. Even well-meaning policies, statements from persons in government and administration were being misused to benefit nefarious designs by vested interests, he rued. “We must be alert in identifying these plots and counter them on intellectual and social levels,” he said. Bhagwat said the world was eager to know if the 2019 elections in such a huge country will be conducted smoothly. “Democracy in India is not something imported from any country, but a practice which has been prevalent here since centuries,” Bhagwat said. He said India’s borders were now safer than ever, and more focus was needed on coastal security. “The number of guards and check-posts on land borders and surveillance along the maritime border,

especially on islands, have to be increased,” he said. On concerns over the economic sector, he said the slowing down of world economy has left its impact everywhere.

A portion of NH-29 washed away at Old KMC dumping site. (NP)


KOHIMA, OCT 8 (NPN): Barely a day after landslide the area along NH-29, between Sechü-Zubza road, was re-opened, a major portion of road measuring 45 meter in length had sunk near Old KMC dumping zone following incessant rainfall since October 6. This was the third subsidence that occurred in the

“The government has taken initiatives to tide over the situation in the last oneand-a-half months. Our society is entrepreneurial and will overcome these challenges,” he added.

RSS chief firm on Bharat being ‘Hindu Rashtra’ The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is firm on its vision that “Bharat is a Hindu Rashtra”, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Tuesday. Addressing the Vijayadashmi function of the RSS at Reshimbagh ground in Nagpur, he said all Bharatiyas working for the nation’s glory and enhancing its peace are “Hindus”. “The vision and proclamation of the Sangh regarding the identity of the nation, social identity of all of us, and the identity of the country’s nature, are clear, well-thought-of and

test against the “infamous resolution” on CAB which had clubbed the two constitutional provisions – Artical 371(A) and ILP/Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873 – with the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB). The same was PDA government’s resolution and was never accepted as Assembly resolution by the opposition party, the NPF added. NPF claimed it was aware from the beginning that unless a notable clause was incorporated in the controversial Bill, no State in any part of North East India was protected under any provision including Article 371(A) and Inner Line Permit (ILP) According to NPF, the matter could have been resolved amicably if the problem was identified prior to passing of the Bill by the 16th Lok Sabha on January 8, 2019 and if the three states had taken the same stand. NPF has, however, welcomed the “positive announcement” aimed towards safeguarding the rights and identity of the indigenous people in North East.

Landslide snaps Kohima-Dimapur road

Don’t use ‘lynching’ to defame India: RSS chief Bhagwat Nagpur, Oct 8 (PTI): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said lynching is a “western construct” and should not be used in the Indian context to defame the country. Addressing the Vijayadashmi function of the RSS at Reshimbagh ground in Maharashtra’s Nagpur city, he said the word ‘lynching’ does not originate from Indian ethos but comes from a separate religious text, and such terms should not be imposed on Indians. He also lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the government’s move to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, but said some vested interests do not want the country to be strong and vibrant. Voicing his displeasure over several incidents of mob violence in the country,

its present form. NPF stated that the ignorance of the Bill and its implication on the part of Neiphiu Rio coupled with his MP abstaining from attending the Parliament Session when the said Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha was “most unfortunate.” If the Bill did not lapse in the Rajya Sabha, NPF questioned “what would have been the position of Nagaland today? Will Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio and Lok Sabha MP, Tokheho Yepthomi be in a position to protect the Nagas from such a dangerous Act today?” It also pointed out that in the cabinet meetings held on June 5, 2018 and January 7, 2019, chief minister and his Cabinet “never opposed the Bill.” However, NPF said on January 28, 2019, the chief minister and his Cabinet took a U-turn and decided to oppose the Bill, which it added was, however, under the assumption that the State was protected under Artical 371(A) and Inner Line Permit (ILP). During the Assembly Session in February 2019, NPF said its legislators walked-out in pro-

firm that Bharat is Hindustan, Hindu Rashtra,” he said. “Those who belong to Bharat, those who are descendants of Bharatiya ancestors, those who are working for the ultimate glory of nation and joining hands in enhancing peace, respecting and welcoming all diversities; all those Bharatiyas are Hindus,” he asserted. Bhagwat was addressing ‘swayamsewaks’ on the occasion of the Sangh’s annual Vijayadashmi event, during which he also performed ‘shastra puja’.

same area. Talking to Nagaland Post, SDO (NH) Akumdong Walling who was at the site said that the road started to sink since October 6, where around seven feet of subsidence occurred. The road condition worsened on Tuesday after another 12 feet of road had sunk. Walling said the department has been carrying out the road restoration a

work on war-footing, so that at least one way traffic could be allowed by October 9 evening. Traffic advisory: Light vehicles have been advised to take the Jotsoma by-pass while heavy vehicles have been directed towards Peducha via Tsiesema Village. JE Mhasilhusie Nagi said two poclain have been deployed to clear the debris, as restoration work was still underway till Tuesday night.

PAC flays demand on puja pandal DIMAPUR, OCT 8 (NPN): Public Action Committee (PAC) has expressed shock over the audio recording of conversation between Puja committee secretary Dimapur and two individuals allegedly representing NSCN (I-M), who allegedly made demand for pandal construction. PAC through its media cell said the conversation “clearly” revealed that the cadres resorted to extort even on puja pandal

construction. Describing the act as “a big disgrace not only to the Nagas as a whole but to the group they belong to”, PAC said it was a shame and disgrace that persons who claimed to be nationalist can stoop so low. In this regard, PAC has urged the police and administration to immediately identify the persons behind “this day light extortion” and bring them to book. (Cont’d on p-7)

NSCN (I-M) bans festival donations

DIMAPUR, OCT 8 (NPN): NSCN (I-M) Union Territoty-1 caretaker CAO has informed all the GBs, colony council chairmen and business community (association) not to entertain any kind of donation during festive season in the name of its government under UT-1 without the knowledge and permission of CAO and

UT-1 secretary. In a press release, NSCN (I-M) UT-1 secretary Ghokuto Chishi has also cautioned that strict action would be taken against any of its workers found seeking donation. M e a n w h i l e, U T - 1 secretar y has also provided his contact number (8014620571) for any inquiry. K Y M C



Kumlong ward celebrates 50th anniversary

(L to R) Retired principal and educationist, Akok Walling. Minister for Rural Development, Metsubo Jamir releasing the jubilee souvenir.

DIMAPUR: Kumlong ward, one of the oldest and most populous wards in Mokokchung town, celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Mayangnokcha Government Higher Secondary School auditorium with minister for Rural Development Metsubo Jamir as the special guest on October 8. A press release from Kumlong ward goldern jubilee planning committee member, Longrangty Longchar stated that, Metsubo Jamir, while speaking at the programme, said that a ward/colony is like a village, formed by people

from different communities and backgrounds. He said that the ward celebrating its golden jubilee was an immense blessing from God as there were many people, especially the youths from the ward who have immensely achieved greatly in the state and also in the national level. Paying rich tribute to the pioneers of the colony, the minister said that earliest settlers, six families who were also honoured with certificates at the programme might have deeply prayed to God to bless the area, as the present generation is reaping the great

blessings from God. He also urged the people not to take the jubilee lightly, but to honour the past and also take it as a moment to forgive any past mistakes. He further said that the people should take the jubilee as a time to ask for more God’s blessings and guidance so that the citizens of Kumlong Ward would excel ever more in the days to come. The main speaker at the programme, retired principal and educationist, Akok Walling, said that Kumlong was one of the most peaceful ward but said that there were

DENSU conducts cleanliness drive

DENSU officials at the cleanliness drive.

DIMAPUR: Dimapur Eastern Nagaland Students’ Union (DENSU) conducted social workcleanliness drive between Finger Print Junction and Metro Hospital, Dimapur on October 2. A press release from DENSU stated that the officials also inter-

acted with the shopkeepers and informed that the sole reason for obstructing drainage is due to disposal of solid wastes into the drains like polythene, plastic and empty bottles/ packets. DENSU therefore requested the shopkeepers

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on the stretch to maintain dustbins outside the shop and insisted customers to utilize the same. D E N S U u r ge s a l l the concern citizens to voluntarily and actively participate in keeping the surroundings clean and healthy.

many works to be done in the colony. He particularly regretted that Kumlong Ward, which has the highest voters in the Mokokchung town constituency, still does not have community hall. While dwelling on the theme “Tsungchi mera”, he said that a colony represents the harmonious coexistence of communities where each community brings its own roots and identity. Therefore, he cautioned that while moving ahead with the change of time, “the form and structure” of past traditional practices might be done away with, but there was also a danger of throwing away the content or philosophy along with it which will make the people lose their identity. Also, while envisioning the future twenty five years from now, Walling urged the residents of the colony to have an urban mindset and urban thinking, understanding and rationality so that the colony and the town would progress more in the years to come. Meanwhile, a twopoint jubilee resolution was also adopted where it was resolved that a multipurpose sports stadium would

DBHSS organises camp for Scouts & Guides DIMAPUR: Two-day camp was organised for Scouts and Guides of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School (DBHSS) Dimapur from October 5-6 at the school premises. A press release by the school stated that 27 scouts and 17 guides attended the camp which began with the hoisting of the flag and opening speech by the district organising commissioner, DM Agay Joseph. The camp witnessed sessions on the fundamentals of scouting such as law, promise, motto, uniform and flag for the new recruits and pioneering, compass, first aid for the senior scouts and guides. The release also stated that after rigorous testing 16 scouts and 6 guides were inducted into the movement.

be built within 10 years; it was also resolved to conserve the environment and undertake a peoples movement on cleanliness so that Kumlong Ward would become an exemplary ward in the town. A minute of silence in honour of the departed souls was also observed while the pastor of Kumlong Baptist Church Rev. I Lima Jamir invoked God’s blessings. Chairman of the Kumlong Ward Council, S Lanu Imchen welcomed the gathering. Short speeches were also delivered by the chairman of Mongsenbai Ward Temjensangba Longkumer; the president of All Ward Union Mokokchung, R Ayim Longkumer and the tatar of Ungma Village Council, Imtitongba. The ward council members presented a traditional song while the Watsu unit of Kumlong ward presented a special song. A souvenir book was also released by the special guest on the occasion. Apart from the citizens of the colony, representatives from other colonies, All Ward Union Mokokchung, Ungma village council, Ao Senden, district administration officials and others participated in the jubilee celebration.

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SCHE holds annual youth meet 2019 DIMAPUR: Annual youth meet 2019 was held in the Salesian College of Higher Education (SCHE) campus on September 29 under the theme, “Youth for Holiness”. A press release from SCHE assistant professor and youth director, Fr. Christudoss A stated that, chief guest for the occasion was NikhaoYeptho, deputy superintendent, Dist. Jail, Dimapur, and guests of honour were Dr. Fr. Peter Sales DBYES Dimapur and Fr. Karippai Jose, director of Bosco College of Teacher Education. Nikhao underscored that the youth could change the society with the right mindset. Dr. Peter Salew stressed on the need to master the techniques to cultivate holiness. Fr. Karippai Jose advised to keep close to elders who were proficient in the field and seek guidance. Earlier, there was inaugural ceremony, Holy Mass, animation in groups, cultural dances, theme song and skit. Prizes were awarded to winners of Bosco Sing Out 2019 and the 28 volunteers of the villages. Around 500 students in and around Dimapur took part in it.

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LSU coordination meeting: Lotha Students’ Union (LSU) has convened coordination meeting with Dimapur Lotha Students’ Union and Diphupar ‘A’ & ‘B’ Lotha Students’ Union Dimapur on October 9, 2 p.m at Hoho Ki Dimapur, DC Court Junction. All the executive councils of the unions have been requested to attend the meeting. AVKAUK general meeting: Akuluto VK Area Union Kohima (AVKAUK) has convened its general meeting on October 12, 1 p.m at Ura Conference Hall near Red Cross Complex. AVKAUK has asked at least one member from every household to attend the meeting. KYO informs: Kiruphema Youth Organisation (KYO) has informed that a zonal taxi (NL-01 8103) has been parked along NH 29 falling under its jurisdiction for almost four months. Rightful owner has been asked to contact KYO on or before October 15 to claim the same. After expiry of the notification, KYO said the village authority should not be held responsible for any damage or loss of the vehicle. Prayer and fasting for Chakhesang leaders: Divine direction for Chakhesang leaders prayer and fasting programme will be held at the Mission Centre Chetheba Phek on October 20, 10 a.m onwards. Member of parliament (Rajya Sabha) and Chakhesang elected members, CPO, CSU, CMA, CYF, church leaders, national workers and prayer keepers under Chakhesang area have been requested to attend the programme positively. DCO Zunheboto informs: District cultural officer (DCO) Zunheboto has informed rural libraries under Zunheboto district, who yet to collect the books to do so from the DCO office Zunheboto during office hours. Rural libraries under Pughoboto sub division have been requested to collect from the directorate office Kohima. NETHA felicitation programme: North East Traditional Healer’s Association (NETHA) is organising felicitation programme for the first Nagaland state certified healers of Quality Council of India (QCI New Delhi) Scheme of Traditional Community Healthcare Provider (TCHP) certification programme under North East Christian University (NECU) empanelled body, cum Nagaland State Traditional Healer’s Association launching programme on October 12, 10 a.m at NECU city campus, anchor building Dimapur. All the traditional healers from Nagaland state have been requested to participate.

Hectic preparations for CKHSS golden jubilee KOHIMA: Hectic preparations are in progress for commemoration of the golden jubilee of Christ King Higher Secondary School (CKHSS), Kohima village, Kohima which will be held on October 10, 10 a.m. A release from the golden jubilee committee informed that despite the incessant rain, the school authorities led by principal Fr Lonuo Linus and CKHSS Alumni Association president Neilhouvolie Mechülho along with various committees have been engaged in beautifying the school ground and also erection of monolith. It may be mentioned Christ King HSS Kohima is the first Catholic missionary school started by the Salesians of Don Bosco in Nagaland in February 1969 with a few students in the P Khel of Kohima village. It was started by Rev Fr Tarcisius Resto, SDB, to provide high quality education to the children

Hectic preparations in progress for the golden jubilee celebration of CKHSS Kohima.

of Kohima and the surrounding villages. Nagaland minister for Higher and Technical Education and Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along will grace the main celebration as the special guest while Bishop of Kohima Diocese Rt. Rev. Dr

James Thoppil, DD and vice-provincial Salesian Province of Dimapur, Rev Fr Nazarius Lakra will be the guest of honours of the occasion. The occasion will also be marked by unveiling of jubilee monolith, release of souvenir, special

presentations and special awards to rank holders and teachers. Meanwhile, the school authority and CKHSS Alumni Association has requested all the past pupils of the school and also well-wishers to be part of the joyous occasion.

NDPP conveys condolences

DIMAPUR: President and rank and file missed. President and members of the of the Nationalist Democratic Progres- NDPP convey heartfelt condolences to sive Party (NDPP) have expressed shock the bereaved family and pray that God at the sudden demise of late Atsiebou grant eternal rest to the departed soul. Soliezuo, secretary NDPP central youth Late Atsiebou born on August 11, 1979, organisation on October 8 after a brief was the son of Neingulie Soliezuo of illness. Zhadima village. A condolence note by NDPP presiNDPP central youth organisation: dent Chingwang Konyak stated that, NDPP Central Youth Organisation late Atsiebou was one of the pioneer stated that it has not only lost a dedimembers of the NDPP playing an in- cated and trustworthy comrade but also strumental role and will be fondly be a passionate and dynamic youth leader remembered for his cheerful demeanour who always offered his selfless service and willingness to help and assist in any for the society. work assigned to him. NDPP central youth organisation The accused Jenio W. Ngullie with seized goods.(NP) NDPP stated that in his demise the expressed heartfelt condolences to the Correspondent 6:30 pm, his friend by the NDPP in general and the youth organi- family members and also pray that God name of Pitovi who is the sation in particular have lost a dedicated grant the departed soul rest in eternal KOHIMA, OCT 8 (NPN): cousin brother of Kasheto and loyal brother who will greatly be peace. Excise duty party under Yeptomi called him at city assistant commissioner tower area Dimapur and of Excise (zonal) Kohi- briefed him on the issue ma, arrested one Jenio to transport the consignDIMAPUR: Wokha BatW. Ngullie, 38, son of ment of cough syrup to V talion of Assam Rifles late Wobansao Ngullie on K town for which he will (AR) under the aegis of October 6 around 1:30 pm be paid Rs. 3000 only and HQ IGAR (N) held an inat Peducha Excise Check he obliged. teractive session with GBs Gate, Kohima. It has been informed on October 5 at Bhandari Jenio was carrying that this incident happened Company Operating Base. 2160 bottles of MMD while the department was A press release by Ascodine cough syrup ille- checking suspicious vesam Rifles stated that the gally from vehicle bearing hicles and the accused need for maintaining peace Regd. No. ASOl-AR 6370 was immediately arrested. and harmony in the region Mahindra Bolero (green). Prima Facie case has been for development to gain On enquiry, the accused established against the pace was discussed during admitted that the consign- accused under the illegal the session. ment belonged to a certain possession and trafficking The GBs were also person named Kasheto of contraband psychotromade aware about the Yepthomi who is presently pic substance in violation a resident at V K town. of sec. 8 (c) of NDPS forthcoming recruitment Elaborating on the event, act’85. rallies and the need to keep the accused mentioned This case is now uneligible youth motivated for that on October 5 around der active investigation. the same. GBs during interaction with Assam Rifles personnel.

Advisor for Power, H. Tovihoto Ayemi visited Durga Puja pandals at various locations in Dimapur on October 7. During the visits, he wished the Hindu community a happy Puja and made a clarion call for communal harmony. (Media secretary to advisor)

AR interact with GBs at Bhandari


Evangelical Baptist Convention Church under its Karbi Anglong Field area, organised a youth revival camp, hosted by its congregation at Sunrise Colony, Burma Camp, Dimapur, from October 4 to 7. Church youth members from Kohima, Dimapur, Manja and Diphu came for the Revival Camp. On request made by the church, the 5th Assam Rifles provided mattresses and erected tents for campers and church members. (EBCC) K Y M C Poll Q . : Is t h e re a p ro p e r understanding about environment and development in India? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%


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Faculty and students of NECU along with the guests, including Rev. Sharon Koh (seated 3rd from the right in the 2nd row) and Rev. Dr. Joseph Huse (standing 5th from the right in the 3rd row)

DIMAPUR: North East Christian University (NECU) Dimapur organised the dedication function at NECU city campus on October 7, wherein executive director of the International Ministries, Rev. Sharon Koh and Rev. Dr. Joseph Huse, friends of NECU dedicated the 1st Floor West Wing of the Anchor Building and the Girl’s Hostel respectively. A press release from NECU stated that, dedication function was followed by a special programme at the newly inaugurated seminar hall to show appreciation to all the partners of NECU for their support

and highlight the progress made in the city campus of NECU at Dimapur. Rev. Bonny Resu, former gen. secretary of the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation said the opening prayer, vice chancellor prof. Darlando Khathing gave a brief presentation on NECU and director of operations Huzo Meru gave the report on NECU’s resource mobilisation. Speeches on behalf of the governing council members of NECU were given by Alemtemshi Jamir IAS (Retd) and Rev. Zelhou Keyho, general secretary of NBCC. Meaningful insights

KBC conducts evangelistic men’s camp

DIMAPUR: Koinonia Baptist Church (KBC) held its evangelistic men’s camp from October 3 to 7 under the theme, “...let us rise up and build, then they set their hands to this good work” Nehemiah 2:18. A press release from KBC stated that, speakers were Rev Zotuo Kiewhuo, senior pastor, Medotseilieü, pastor, Neibalie, pastor, Rokopra Mekro, asst pastor, Menuosielie evangelist, Zashekho Hibo evangelist and Ruokuotuo, evangelist. The camp director was Neibalie Kiewhuo and assistant camp director Vizosul Sachü and Yantsao Tsopoe, the praise and worship was led by the men’s praise team. The groups were divided into Isaiah: Yahweh is

(L-R) Students learning to weave on cultural day in Kohima on October 5. PCC students representing various tribes on the cultural day.

folk songs, handicraft, weaving, storytelling by elderly people etc were conducted on the occasion. Students were also made to wear traditional dress to school. The aims and objectives was to enable children to create a sense of pride and honour in wearing their traditional and culture, to conduct competition among the students through folk song and folk dance, to encourage inquisitiveness by introducing quiz competition on history, culture and traditions, to instill in the minds of students the importance of cultural diversity and to let the students learn

the traditional folklore, folk songs and dances. PCC: Patkai Christian College (PCC) celebrated “annual cultural day” on October 5 at Chümoukedima Seithekema, under the theme, “Diversity and inclusion”. PCC undertook the programme in order to promote various cultural practices and the zeal to continue traditional activities inherited by the forefathers. With the collaboration with Sümi Naga tribe, an opening dance was performed which denoted, strength and unity of communities. Programme was embraced by the special appearance brought

DSSU celebrates golden jubilee

Sentiwapang Aier releasing the jubilee souvenir.

DIMAPUR: Dimapur Süngratsü Students Union (DSSU) celebrated its golden jubilee at Dimapur Government College (DGC) with deputy commissioner, Peren, Sentiwapang Aier as the theme speaker on October 8. A press release from Dimapur Süngratsü Students Union stated that, Aier speaking on the occaK Y M C

sion opined that students needed to be smart and equipped with the latest technology as students cannot afford to remain relaxed like in the past. One needed to set specific goals both as individual and union as a whole as setting realistic goals was mark of maturity and must come with determination and discipline to make it

happen, he added. He said today the window to the world is in “our” hands and as students it was their duty to learn how to use the power in a responsible manner to become masters and not slave of these powers. He encouraged the students to rededicate themselves and deliberate on how they can realise the vision of the pioneers. Aier also released the jubilee souvenir. Short speeches were delivered by president, Dimapur, Süngratsü Senso Telongjem, Rongsenlemba Mollier, president, Ao Students Union Dimapur, Moayanger Jamir, president, Süngratsü Students Union, Tiongluen Walling and first president of the Students Union, Tongpangzenba Longchar, IFS (Retd.). Earlier, president Dimapur Süngratsü Students Union, Chubaniksung Longchar welcomed the gathering while convenor, jubilee planning committee, Tsuktiyapang Jamir delivered the vote of thanks.

Participants at the camp with speakers and camp organisers.

salvation, Jeremiah-Yahweh tended the camp. Attendees substance abuse, many reexalts and Ezekiel- God will of the camps were delivered dedicated their lives to be strengthen. 112 persons at- from alcohol addiction and good fathers for the Lord.

were shared by the visiting overseas guests and few special numbers were presented by NECU students and representatives from the Oriental Theological Seminary. Rev. Koh was accompanied by a four-member team from the International Ministries and Rev. Huse led the team of friends of NECU and the American Baptist Churches, USA. Rev. Katie Longkumer, the country co-ordinator of International Ministries, was also present. The gathering also included special invitees The ongoing Jakhama Baptist Church men’s department gospel camp at JBCC Mission Centre, Kipfiizha, and guests along with family Kigwema from October 4 to 7, under the theme, “To be renewed in the spirit of your minds.” (Kezhokhoto Savi and friends of NECU. camp director)

Schools and college observe cultural & traditional day

DIMAPUR: Cultural and traditional day was observed in government schools Kohima and at Patkai Christian College (PCC) on October 5 to promote various cultural practices for the education of young people. Kohima: Cultural and traditional day was observed on October 5 in all government schools having elementary sections throughout Nagaland, held under the initiative of Nagaland Education Mission Society (NEMS), Samagra Shiksha Nagaland. A press release informed that various activities such as cultural dance,



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about by Jano Nyekha, an indigenous folk musician from Nagaland. PCC under SUPCC (Student Union of Patkai Christian College) conducted various cultural competitions with the masses of 18 Northeastern Tribes that included activities such as ethnic wear, folk dance, morung inspection, folk song, which was then followed by bamboo pole climb, fire making, tug of war, banana cutting. Cultural secretary gave vote of thanks and prizes were distributed to various competition winning tribes. Principal H. Epao gave the invocation.

PTI held at DMI St. Joseph Global School

DIMAPUR: DMI St. Joseph Global School (DMI SJGS) conducted a two-day parent teacher interaction (PTI) on October 4 and 5, for the first terminal examination, wherein parents discussed their children’s progress. A press release from DMI SJGS stated that, interaction was held for class Pre-KG to V on October 4 and for class VI to IX on October 5. Principal briefed the parents about the second terminal academic calendar, stressing that he had incorporated lot of activity-based learning with wonderful teaching fraternity to impart quality education. He interacted with the parents and they promised their support and cooperation to the school. He also shared that the school has become a tobacco-free campus due to constant counselling and mentoring. The parents then met their wards’ class teachers and checked their report cards and shared their feedback about the school. Administrator Sr. Stella was present for the PTI.

Durga Puja celebrated in Zunheboto

Devotees during the puja celebrations at SLM.

DIMAPUR: Durga Puja was celebrated with religious pomp and gaiety at the Shree Laxminarayan Mandir (SLM), Zunheboto. Hundreds of devotees from different localities of

Zunheboto town thronged the mandir to offer pujas and prayers. According to chairman durga puja committee, Danandjai Choudhary, the celebration began on September 29 and culmi-

nated on October 8. He said this year’s celebration saw more enthusiasm among the devotees and was celebrated with hope of goodwill and prosperity among the Hindu community in Zunheboto.

1st state-level SSW conference held at BCTE Dimapur

DIMAPUR: First state level conference of Salesians in the Secular World (SSW) Nagaland was held on October 5 at Bosco College of Teacher Education, Dimapur. A press release by SSW stated that the main purpose of the conference was to give clarity on the concept of SSW, the structure of SSW Nagaland and as well as on the nomenclature. In a keynote address, SDB, provincial council member and in-charge of Salesian cooperators, Dimapur province, Rev. Fr. C. D. Mathai, gave a description of the history and spirit of Don Bosco, father and founder of Salesian congregation. Regional coordinator, SSW North East Region, Joe Ngamkhuchung, secretary, SSW Nagaland, P.A. Thomas and treasurer, SSW Nagaland, David, gave a presentation on the concept of SSW, report on evolution of SSW Nagaland and status and financial report and its status respectively. The event participated by ten SSW members and three Salesians was chaired by SSW Nagaland president, Mark Lanthou.

More than 35 idols of goddess Durga were immersed Tuesday, at the Dhansiri River in Purana Bazaar, Dimapur, during the Durga Puja festival. As part of the ritual on the occasion of Dashami or the last day of Durga Puja festival, devotees immerse idols of goddess Durga in the river after a procession. (NP) K Y M C



Pipeline burst in Assam: 4 missing No trace of 4 missing power plant officials

Major terror strike foiled in Tinsukia

Security forces with the apprehended ULFA(I) cadre.

KOHIMA, OCT 8: A joint team of Indian Army and Tinsukia police averted an attempt by insurgents to trigger a blast in Tinsukia dist by apprehending a cadre of ULFA(I) from whom they recovered a large quantity of explosives on October 8. A press release by PRO

(Defence) stated that regular inputs were received from various intelligence agencies regarding plans of ULFA(I) cadres to carry out bomb blasts in Upper Assam and attack security forces with an aim to revive their diminishing influence. After sustained and

relentless efforts, a breakthrough was achieved on October 8 when the Joint team of the Indian Army and Tinsukia Police based on specific intelligence launched multiple mobile vehicle check points in the general area of Chikrajan in Tinsukia. This resulted in the apprehension of SS sergeant Sabdo Asom @ Jonki Bora of ULFA (I). The joint team also recovered electronic detonators, remote control and 10 kg of TNT explosive during the operation. The release stated that the operation has averted a major threat and saved many innocent lives. It said Indian Army has been carrying out relentless operations in Upper Assam against the ULFA(I), adding that the recovery of explosives and the apprehension of Senior insurgents, has struck a major blow to the proscribed group in the region.


IMPHAL, Oct 8: Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Monday expressed confidence that the Centre may incorporate a special clause to ensure Northeast states are not affected by the proposed new Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Singh said that even if the Centre implements new Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, certain special clause may be incorporated not to affect the indigenous people of the region. Talking to media persons at his office chamber on Tuesday, Biren claimed that during his recent visit to Mizoram on October 5, Union home minister Amit Shah assured of incorporating certain clause to protect the indigenous people of the region in the proposed new Citizenship (Amendment) Bill so that states like Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh is not affected by settlement of people from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who are granted Indian citizenship. As per media report, the Union minister mentioned only states where Inner Line Permit (ILP) System is in force. ILP system is not extended to Assam, Manipur and Meghalaya, the states strongly protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016. Chief minister N Biren Singh said that he was confident that the home

Gaurav Gogoi appointed as AICC incharge of Tripura & Mnp


WHEREAS, it is brought to our knowledge that Shri. RINGO ODYUO, S/o Late SUBEMO ODYUO, Dimapur, has availed loan from the Banks. Furthermore, it is also brought to our knowledge that the said person has availed loan from various Private money lenders. AND WHEREAS, the said person has been acting solely on his personal capacity for his personal monetary benefits without the knowledge of the family members. Therefore, Notice is hereby given that family members of Late Subemo Odyuo publicly renounce the action of the said person. Furthermore, the family members shall not be liable for any debts or liabilities made or incurred by Shri. RINGO ODYUO, S/o Late SUBEMO ODYUO. Take further Notice, that any person or persons dealing with the aforementioned person in any manner whatsoever shall be doing at his/her own risk & violation. Take further Notice, that from this day onwards no person or persons should approach the family members of Late SUBEMO ODYUO to indemnify the debts or liabilities made or incurred by the said person. DP-7456

Family Members Sons & Daughters of Late SUBEMO ODYUO Resident of H/N 369 Duncan Basti, Dimapur, Nagaland Notary Public


JOINT COORDINATION COMMITTEE (Niuland Area Students' Union and Ato Area Students' Union)

Nagamese Baptist Churches Association


The Phesama Youth Organization (PYO), thank Almighty God and expresses profound gratitude to Rumensinyu Village, Tseminyu and the following villages, organizations and individuals for the help and succor extended in terms of prayer, manpower and cash in finding one of our members, Mr. Khriezokhoto Khale, who went missing on 21/09/19 at Rumensinyu Village, Tseminyu. 1. Neighbouring Villages of Rumensinyu Village. 2. Southern Angami Youth Organization (SAYO). 3. Northern Angami Villages & Northern Angami Youth Organization (NAYO). 4. Mima Village Youth Organization. 5. Tenyimia Union Tseminyu. 6. Seiyhama Village. 7. Tsiemekhu Basa Village. 8. Puvizo Zumu & Party, Botsa. 9. Dr. Ropfii Dolie & Staff, PHC Botsa. 10. O.C. & Personnel of Tseminyu Police Station. We deeply regret our inability to mention each and every individual and organization for your kind deeds but we sincerely pray to our Almighty God to bless you all abundantly.

( Vito-o Kuotsu) President, PYO

(H. CHINGMEI PHOM) President


The Joint Coordination Committee (Niuland Area Students' Union and Ato Area Students' Union) applauds the recent visit of road from 4th Mile to Niuland Town by the Hon'ble Dy. Chief Minister Y Patton who was accompanied by PHE Minister Jacob Zhimomi, Er Limanaro CE PWD (R&B), Er Kahuli Achumi, SE PWD (R&B) Dimapur and Er Talitemsu EE (R&B) Dimapur, Athrila S ADC Niuland and Yanthungbemo EAC Nihokhu for carrying out physical verification on 05/10/2019. It is to be noted that the Hon'ble Dy. Chief Minister who is also the in-charge of PWD (R&B) is the first concerned minister to carry out physical verification of the said road which shows his love and concern for his people. The Committee has submitted a memorandum to the Hon'ble Dy. Chief Minister and is optimistic that he will take up the issue with utmost priority and deliver complete strengthening of road at the earliest during his tenure. Yepeto Aye H. Hisaka Kibami Kaka K. Holo Convener Co-Convener Secretary

( Vikehieto Chuse) General Secretary, PYO

Although we are not together anymore, I have no qualms in accepting that I spent the most beautiful moments of my life with you. I hope your birthday showers pixie dust on you, with which you can fulfill all your dreams! Once again wish you a very Happy Birthday. Yours forever friend, Mr. A.K.

success in their future endeavors.

(N. CHUONG PHOM) Gen. Secy.



With immense pride and honour, the Suruhuto Range Students' Union would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Er. SHIKATO SEMA of Surumi Village on being promoted to Chief Engineer under Power Department, Nagaland. We pray that the Almighty God continue to bless and guide you in your future endeavour. TONOKA AYEMI President, SRSU


O. Lungtihamshong Phom Gen. Secy. DP-7472

Dear Elo(Ame)



N. Chingmei Phom President

To our darling little angel baby Zureni, It was just a one year ago God sent an angel on this earth. You have blessed the hearts of many in just a year. You are a precious gift who has filled our lives with happiness. Happy 1st Birthday to our little angel. -Dear one’s

GUWAHATI, OCT 8 The Annual General meeting of the Chakhroma Gazetted (AGENCIES): National Congress President Sonia Officers’ Krotho (CGOK) will be held on the 12th Oct. ’19 (Saturday) Gandhi on Monday apat CTC Hall, Chumoukedima. Shri Zaleo Rio, IAS(Retd.), the pointed Gaurav Gogoi as the AICC in-charge of two Honourable Advisor, Sericulture, Excise and Minority Affairs, Northeastern states namely Government of Nagaland has kindly consented to grace the Tripura and Manipur, relieving Luizinho Faleiro of the occasion as the special guest. All the retired as well as the active post, reports The Northeast CGOK members are therefore, requested to make it convenient to Today. Faleiro continues to attend the meeting without fail. Gaurav Gogoi (File) be the All Indian Congress SEDEVIKHO KHRO Dr. KELESEKHO TSUKRU Committee (AICC) general Gogoi is a sitting MP secretary in-charge for other from Kaliabor in Assam. President, CGOK Gen. Secretary, CGOK North eastern states. His removal comes IN THE COURT OF days after former Tripura PRINCIPAL DISTRICT AND SESSIONS JUDGE Congress Chief Pradyot TUENSANG : NAGALAND The Yachem Students' Union (YSU) with Debbarman resigned from NO.PD&SJ.TSG OBJECTION NOTICE-1/2017-18/304 Dt. Tsg 4th Oct' 2019 immense pride congratulates Shri. Limayanger the party writing to Gandhi OBJECTION NOTICE Phom on being promoted to Economic & against Faleiro. Whereas Mr. Yendin Ongbou G/Son of Late Mr. Khamba Chang Statistics Officer (Class-I Gazetted) under the According to a party of C/Khel Tuensang Village has applied for issue of Succession statement, Gogoi will hold Certificate to transfer of Licence No. 17 90/Tsg 12 Bore SBBC Gun No. Department of Economic & Statistics, Govt. of Nagaland and Ms. Hanna Phom Y for securing the new post “along with 100810 in respect of his Late G/father, who expired on 07/11/2018. Top-8 in recently declared B.Ed end semester Now therefore, the public are hereby asked to file claims/ his current responsibilities as in-charge of West Bengal objection if any within 30 (thirty) days from the date of publish of examination results conducted by Nagaland University. and Andaman and Nicobar this notice. Principal District and Sessions Judge Islands”. The Union wishes both the achievers more Tuensang : Nagaland


The Dimapur Yachem Students' Union with utmost pride and pleasure would like to extend heartiest congratulations to the following individuals for their achievements. 1. Shri. Limayanger Phom, S/o Lt. Oditenba Phom, on being promoted to the post of Economics and Statistics Officer under the Department of Economics and Statistics. 2. Ms. Hanna Phom Y, D/o Shri. Yimten Phom, for securing top 8 position in B.Ed under Nagaland University. The union further wishes both the very best for all their future endeavours.

ship (Amendment) Bill was against the backdrop of recent public protest by Northeast Indigenous People Forum (NEPIF) across the Northeast states against the bill. The protest which was given as clarion call to the indigenous people of the region had received an overwhelming support in Manipur where the protest was staged under the aegis of Manipur People Against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 (MANPAC). During the protest, NEPIF leaders from Manipur and MANPAC leaders had announcement objection to CAB in any form.




minister would considered incorporating certain clause to ensure indigenous people of Manipur and other northeast states are not affected. Informing that the Union home minister is planning to visit the state during the upcoming Manipur Sangai Festival in November, Singh said that the matter will be taken up with him (Amit Shah) during the visit in the state The chief minister said that his government will never go against the wishes of the people of the state and will always act in the interest of the people. Biren Singh’s comment on the new Citizen-


perintendent of police, have visited the spot to monitor the situation. A high-level central team is arriving to probe the accident that had taken place early Monday, an official said. A few more people, stuck at different locations of the project area, were rescued. The inter-pipeline and the valve that burst used to supply water to the pump house of the project from its reservoir at Umrangso area in the district. Located on the Kopili river, the Kopili Hydro Electric Project was the maiden venture of NEEPCO when it came into existence in 1976. The total installed capacity of the project is 275 MW.

IMPHAL, Oct 8: Indian authority in the border town of Moreh in Manipur has shielded unofficial gates of the Indo-Myanmar border as a powerful bomb rocked Manipur’s Moreh town on Monday night again. Security in the border town has also been stepped up on Tuesday. A police source said that miscreants suspected to be militants triggered a powerful bomb on the road near the complex of SIB (Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau) official quarters at Moreh ward no. 8 around 9.05 pm on Monday. Top officials of the state police in the border town as well as Assam Rifles rushed to the spot immediately after blast and took stock of the situation. No human casualty was reported in the blast that created a crater on the spot. During spot examination, police found remnants of the bomb which they suggested was almost similar to the bomb that was triggered on October 5 near the Moreh police station. Monday’s blast was the second blast in the border town in recent time after the blast near the Moreh police station on Saturday night. While observing no splinter near the blast cites in both the cases, police suspected the hand of the same miscreants behind the series of blast in the border town. However, they were to establish if any of the militant groups operating in the border town behind the series of blasts.


Joy Sing Tissue and Raju Reddy, officials said. Project Officer of the Dima Hasao District Disaster Management Authority, Ricky Phukan, said a rescue fire service team that was rushed to the spot on Monday, was trying to trace the missing persons. “Due to the pressure of water in the area, the quest for the trapped persons has become difficult. A thorough search will be possible only after the water pressure comes down following its release from the reservoir,” he said. After the accident, NEEPCO opened all the gates of the reservoir to release excess water and reduce the pressure. Dima Hasao district officials, including the deputy commissioner and the su-


Biren confident of Centre incorporating special clause for NE states in new CAB

The Nagamese Baptist Churches Association (NBCA) and Nagamese Baptist Church Burma Camp held a felicitation cum thanks giving program in honour of Rev. Dr. R. Meren Jamir, Executive Secretary NBCA on being conferred the degree of Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) under Hindustan Bible Institute (HBI) and College, affiliated to Asian Theological Association, on 6th October 2019. Rev. Dr. Nuklu Longkumer, former Principal of Discipleship Bible College (DBC) Dimapur shared the word of God, thanks giving prayer and citation of commendation was presented by Rev. Baulei Phom on behalf of the NBCA and the Church. Rev. Dr. R. Meren Jamir expressed his humble gratitude to his wife, three beautiful daughters for ministering together in God’s kingdom with him and to all who have supported through prayers, morally and materially in making him to achieve the degree; few prominent Church leaders also spoke in the program. DP-7459

Nagamese Baptist Churches Association (NBCA)



Haflong/Guwahati, Oct 8 (PTI/IANS): At least four persons, who were feared trapped inside a pump house after a pipeline carrying water to a hydro-power plant burst in Assam’s Dima Hasao district, remained untraced on Tuesday, more than 24 hours after the accident. At least three employees of the state-run North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) and another worker have gone missing after a large portion of the Kopili Hydro Electric Plant, including the entire pump house area, was inundated due to rupture in the pipeline that carries 12,000 litres of water per second. The missing persons have been identified as Robert Baite, Prempal Balmiki,

Blast rocks Moreh yet again


AOYIMTI VILLAGE COUNCIL (Near Airport) Dimapur - 797 115 : Nagaland

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The Aoyimti Village Council would like to express gratefulness and appreciation to the Director Shri. T. Merang Aier and officers of the Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of Nagaland for establishing an Anganwadi Centre 'D' at Aoyimti Village on 5th October, 2019. Mr. Imnükloba Chairman Aoyimti Village

Mr. N. Nungsangkaba Yaden Chairman Anganwadi Board Aoyimti Village, Dimapur


A high-level central team is arriving to probe the accident that had taken place early Monday.

A rupture in the water supply pipeline had led to severe flooding of the Kopili hydropower plant at Umrangsho in Assam’s Dima Hasao district on Monday morning. “The NDRF team have arrived here but failed to carry out search and rescue operations as the water level in the project site is very high. They are trying to reduce the water level,” Assam State Disaster Management Authority’s District Project Officer, Riki Phukan said. NEEPCO authorities also said that they are trying to reduce the water level. With more than 24 hours already over, the hope of the four missing officials of the project remaining alive have seemingly dimmed. The locals, however, blamed the NEEPCO authorities for the tragedy and said that the tragedy took place as requirement for maintenance of the power plant was ignored by the authority. NEEPCO officials said that the four officials including three staffers identified as Robert Baite, Prem Pal Balmiki, and Joy Sing Timung were working at the power house when the inundation took place. The water supply tunnel carries about 12,000 litres of water per second and water fountain rose up to hundreds of feet after the rupture. The spillover water had also flooded some parts of the Umrangsho town on Monday.

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Sedition FIR: Tharoor writes to PM


Two high-flying Drones spotted in Punjab

Pakistan activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoC

Ferozepur, Oct 8 (PTI): The BSF on Tuesday sighted two high-flying drones along Punjab’s Hussainiwala sector, days after police recovered Pakistani drones used to airdrop arms and ammunition in border areas of the state. Border Security Force personnel sighted a drone four times on the Pakistani side, while once it was seen almost a kilometer inside the Indian territory near the HK tower border outpost, a BSF official said. He said another drone was seen near Basti Ram Lal border outpost on the Pakistani side. While going back, the light and sound of the drone went off and it vanished within no time, he said. Sources said that the troops have been asked to keep hawk’s eye on such developments. The border guarding force has also started sensitising the residents along the border to immediately inform the police or BSF authorities if they spot anything unusual near the zero line. In September, two drones were recovered from border areas of Tarn Taran and Amritsar in Punjab.

New Delhi, Oct 8 (PTI): Pakistan has activated at least 20 terror camps and another 20 launch pads along the Line of Control with increased efforts to ensure infiltration of as many terrorists as it can into Jammu and Kashmir before the onset of winter, officials said on Tuesday. The terror training camps and launch pads, with at least 50 terrorists in each, were activated after these were temporarily shut down following the bombing of a CRPF bus in Pulwama in February and subsequent retaliatory bombing of terror camps in Balakot by the Indian Air Force. Pakistani agencies were desperately looking to carry out spectacular terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and even in the hinterlands following the abrogation of the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and its bifurcation into two Union Territories, a security official said quoting intelligence inputs. Since the terrorists have not been able to carry out any major attack, the Pakistani agencies were trying hard to push as many terrorists as they can into Jammu and Kashmir. “We have intelligence inputs that Pakistan has activated at least 20 terror training camps and

another 20 launch pads with about 50 terrorists in each. All these terrorists will infiltrate through LoC wherever and whenever there are opportunities,” the official said. Even though the security forces remain on high alert and have enhanced their vigil along the border, many terrorists have been able to infiltrate in recent weeks. Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh has said 200 to 300 terrorists are active in the state and Pakistan has intensified cross-border firing to push in as many of them as possible before the onset of winter. “The number of active terrorists (in Jammu and Kashmir) is between 200 to 300... The figure usually does not remain static and goes up and down,” Singh told reporters during a visit to the border district of Poonch on Sunday. Singh has also said a large number of ceasefire violations are taking place in both Kashmir and Jammu regions. The ceasefire violations have been taking place in Kanachak, R S Pura and Hira Nagar (along the International Border) and quite frequently along the LoC in Poonch, Rajouri, Uri, Nambla, Karnah and Keran. There have also been

FIR against BJP MLA after his Dissent emerges over new SUV ‘hits’ motorcycle in MP UP Congress committee

Sonia, Rahul greet people on Vijayadashmi

You gave us 300 seats, we scrapped Art 370: Amit Shah

Tikamgarh, Oct 8 (PTI): An FIR has been registered against BJP MLA Rahul Singh Lodhi after his SUV allegedly hit a motorcycle in Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh district, killing two persons, a police official said on Tuesday. Lodhi, who is an MLA from Khargapur Assembly seat in Tikamgarh and nephew of former Union minister Uma Bharti, however, said his vehicle was not involved in the mishap and that he was at a village 20 km away from the accident spot. According to the police, the sports utility vehicle (SUV) of Lodhi on Monday allegedly hit the motorcycle at Pipawani village, located around 15 km from the district headquarters, on Tikamgarh-Chhatarpur road. Two motorcycle riders died on the spot, while one received injuries and was undergoing treatment at a hospital in neighbouring Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, the official said. “Based on a complaint filed by family members of the deceased, an FIR was registered against Rahul Singh Lodhi on Monday night,” Baldevgarh police station in-charge Brijesh Kumar said. He said an initial investigation revealed that the

Shashi Tharoor (File)

Tharoor said, “Mob lynching, whether triggered by communal hatred or triggered by rumours of child kidnapping, has become a disease that is spreading rapidly, and these citizens did the right thing in bringing it to your notice.” Pointing out that there was no democracy without dissent, he said India had been built on the “bedrock of co-existence of diverse and often diverging views and ideologies”. “That is what makes India a successful and vibrant democracy,” he added. “As citizens of India, we hope that everyone of us can fearlessly bring to your notice, issues of national importance so that you can take the lead to address them. We would like to believe that you too would support the right to Freedom of Expression so that the ‘mann ki baat’ of the wellmeaning citizens of India

does not turn into a ‘maun ki baat,” he said. Tharoor also pointed out that Modi while addressing a joint meeting of the US Congress in 2016, had said the Constitution was a “real holy book” of his government. “However, some of the actions of your government have contradicted your statement. Does this mean that you have changed your opinion on these fundamental issues?” Tharoor asked. An FIR was filed at Muzaffarpur in Bihar on October 3 against 50 eminent persons, including Ramchandra Guha, Mani Ratnam, Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Aparna Sen, who had written an open letter to the prime minister, raising their concern over growing incidents of mob lynching. “Those who criticise or have opposing views to yours should not be deemed enemies or anti-national. Without criticism there can be no improvement. If we are all blind to the problems that exists and impact Indian citizens, we risk becoming an authoritarian regime, contrary to the values enshrined in our Constitution,” Tharoor said. The former Union minister also wanted to know since when had writing a letter to the elected leader of the country become the

Rahul Singh Lodhi (File)

SUV was being driven by Lodhi when the accident occurred near Hanuman temple at Pipawani village around 2.30 pm on Monday. The SUV has been seized, he added. The case has been registered under Indian Penal Code Sections 304-A (causing death by negligence), 279 (rash driving on public way) and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), and Section 184 (driving dangerously) of the Motor Vehicles Act, he said. The police earlier said all three motorcycle riders were killed, but on Tuesday informed that one of them did not die, but was injured and hospitalised. “On Monday night, we received information that the person injured in the accident also succumbed on his way to Jhansi. But, we

received information this morning that he was saved and undergoing treatment at a hospital in Jhansi,” Kumar said. The deceased were identified as Brijendra Ahirwar (25) and Ravi Ahirwar (23). Meanwhile, Lodhi said his vehicle was not involved in the accident, and claimed he was in Futer village, located around 20 km from the spot. The MLA said his driver informed him about the accident while on his way to Futer. “I was in Futer village in my constituency and my driver was coming to pick me up. My vehicle was passing from the (TikamgarhChhatarpur) road at the time of accident,” he claimed. “My driver informed me about the accident which involved other vehicles, and I alerted the local police station,” Lodhi said

of these leaders, then how one can explain the presence of Mohsina Kidwai, who is 87-years-old, in the advisory council. “Mohsina Kidwai is settled in Delhi and has not been living in Uttar Pradesh since decades,” he added. In shar p contrast, leaders who had joined the Congress on the eve of Lok Sabha elections have been given organisational responsibilities. These include Naseemuddin Siddiqui, Raj Kishore Singh, Kaiser Jahan Ansari, Rakesh Sachan -- all of whom are recent entrants in Congress. “They joined the Congress because they fell out with the leadership of their parent parties and not because they subscribed to the Congress ideology. They will move to greener pastures at the appropriate time again,” said another leader. “The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is focusing on OBCs and so are the Samajwadi Party and the Bhaujan Samajwadi Party (BSP). The upper castes and Muslims are feeling completely alienated. The Congress should have reached out to the Brahmins and Thakurs in order to fill the vacuum, but by going all out to woo OBCs, the party has committed a political blunder,” said a former president of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee.

New Delhi, Oct 8 (PTI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday greeted people on Vijayadashmi and said the day underlines that arrogance and injustice, even of the most powerful is ultimately defeated. After days of fasting and worship, the festivities of Dussehra signify the victory of truth over untruth, virtue over vice and good over evil and give us the message of goodness, modesty, moderation and the holy and unassailable position of women, Sonia Gandhi said. “Vijayadashmi also underlines that arrogance and injustice, even of the most powerful is ultimately defeated,” she said. S o n i a G a n d h i ex pressed hope that this Vijayadashmi will bless all with peace, prosperity and righteousness. Rahul Gandhi wished people on Twitter, saying “the eventual triumph of good over evil is a universal truth”. “Today we celebrate and reaffirm our belief in that truth. My best wishes and greetings to each and every one of you, on the joyous occasion of Dussehra,” he tweeted.

Beed (Maharashtra), Oct 8 (IANS): Bharatiya Janata Party President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the historic step of uniting the country with the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir, here on Tuesday. “You blessed us with 300 seats (in Lok Sabha), we have scrapped the Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir and brought the Kashmiris into the national mainstream,” Shah boomed. He lashed out at the opponents of the move and urged the gathering to “question” such people, and propagate the glorious achievement of striking down Article 370 in each and every home in their villages. “Now, we have initiated several measures for the upliftment, progress and prosperity of the backward and downtrodden classes. We will ensure that justice is done to all our brethren who have been suffering since 70 years,” Shah said. Recalling the contributions of the great saint revered by the Vanjari community, the BJP chief said it was the blessings of saint Bhagwanbaba that his first engagement after elections were announced in

Amit Shah

Maharashtra, was in Bhagwangad for the auspicious occasion of Dassehra. On his second visit to Bhagwangad since 2014, Shah said he would not make any political speeches but extended his warm greetings to the people on the occasion of Dassehra, symbolising the victory of good over evil. Earlier, Shah was accorded a rousing reception in Sawargaon - the birthplace of Bhagwanbaba - where he arrived to lend muscle to a show of strength organised by the Munde sisters, here on Tuesday. Shah was received by Maharashtra state minister Pankaja Munde, her sister and Beed MP Pritam Munde and others, with a procession of vehicles with people waving 370 tricolours, symbolising the recent abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir.

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bly segment in Ganjam district, from where he had won too. Asked about whether he is planning to quit BJP, Panigrahi said, “I would decide after consulting my supporters, who had suggested me to quit BJD and join the saffron party in 2018.” However, BJP state General Secretary Prithviraj Harichandan dismissed Panigrahi’s allegation and said the party will speak to him if there is any difference in opinion. Earlier, another senior BJP leader, Damodar Rout, had made similar allegations against the party, saying he was not being involved in programmes after he lost the elections. Meanwhile, political parties have started campaigning for the bypoll to the Bijepur Assembly seat.

L u c k n ow, O c t 8 (IANS): Within hours of the announcement of the new Congress team in Uttar Pradesh, rumblings of dissent have started surfacing in the party ranks. Party leaders are upset over the exclusion of senior leaders from the committee and the over representation of the Other Backward Classes (OBC) in the new committee which was announced on Monday night. The Congress workers are also objecting to the inclusion of those leaders who had joined the party on the eve of the Lok Sabha elections. The 45 per cent representation given to the OBCs in the new committee has also not gone down well with party leaders. The new committee which clearly bears the stamp of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, has no place for party veterans like Siraj Mehndi, Vinod Chaudhary, Hanuman Tripathi, Satyadev Tripathi, R P Tripathi, Akhilesh Pratap Singh and Ramesh Srivastava. “These leaders have been in the Congress for years and, at least, deserved a place in the new committee. We agree that the focus is on youth, but you cannot completely disregard experience,” said a leader. He further said that if age was a factor in excluding some

intelligence inputs that top terrorists belonging to the Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizbul Mujahideen and Jaish-eMohammad, operating in Jammu and Kashmir, have recently held a meeting and decided to intensify their attacks on security forces and other sensitive targets, another official said. Following the central government’s August 5 announcement of the abrogation of the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has also intensified its diplomatic offensive against India, especial in the West. In the recently concluded United Nations General Assembly in New York, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said the situation in Kashmir would deteriorate once the restrictions imposed there is lifted. “You hope for the best but be prepared for the worst,” he said. Khan said once the curfew is lifted, “there will be a reaction” and India would blame Pakistan. “Two nuclear-armed countries will come face to face, like we came in February,” he said, a reference to the stand-off between the two nations following the Pulwama terror attack and India’s subsequent air strikes on terror camps in Balakot in Pakistan.


Odisha BJP leader accuses party of ignoring him before by-poll Bhubaneswar, Oct 8 (PTI): After the BJP named Sanat Gartia as its candidate for the bypoll to the Bijepur Assembly seat in Odisha’s Bargarh district, slated to be held on October 21, senior party leader in the state, Ashok Panigrahi, has accused the saffron party of ignoring him. Panigrahi, who had defected from the BJD in 2018 and lost the Bijepur bypoll that year to Rita Sahu of Odisha’s ruling party, alleged on Monday he is not being informed about or involved in party activities in the Assembly segment. Gartia had lost to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the bypoll to the seat this year. Bijepur bypoll has been necessitated after Patnaik resigned from the seat and retained the Hinjili Assem-

trigger for an FIR. “In the Naya Bharat that you have promised the nation, are FIRs going to be filed every time a citizen is critical of the government or its policies? Is this Naya Bharat that you wish to create, one where citizens shall not be heard and their concerns not addressed? “Is this Naya Bharat that you envisioned one where all parties and individuals disagreeing with the ruling majority will be outlawed and treated as enemies of the state?” Tharoor asked. He also asked whether this was the “Naya Bharat where journalists are arrested for exposing failures of governance”. The FIR was lodged after a chief judicial magistrate passed an order on a petition filed against the celebrities before his court. The petition had claimed that the celebrities allegedly “tarnished the image of the country and undermined the impressive performance of the prime minister” besides “supporting secessionist tendencies”. Ace film director Adoor Gopalakrishnan had on Friday expressed concern over the FIR, saying it was undemocratic and will create doubts about the law and order system in the country.


Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 8 (PTI): Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing “strong protest” over the registering of an FIR against 49 eminent citizens who had raised concerns about the rising mob lynching cases. In his letter dated October 7, the Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram also said those criticising the prime minister should not be considered “antinationals”. Tharoor urged Modi to take a public stand welcoming dissent and assure the nation of his “commitment to upholding Freedom of Expression even when it involves disagreement with you or your government.” India’s history as an independent nation would have been a different one if those who dissented under the British Raj had not shown the courage to do so, he said. “We are deeply disturbed by the FIR filed in Muzaffarpur, Bihar against a group of 49 concerned Indian citizens, who wrote a letter to you, on July 23, 2019, highlighting the rise of mob lynchings in the country,” he said in the letter. “We would like to register out strong protest against the FIR,” he added.

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Nagaland Post


let us all unite for once and for all

Vol. XXIX NO. 303 Dimapur, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2019

Inconvenient facts


y the huge public support to the Public Action Committee(PAC) followed by solidarity from various organisations, there is no debate that the issue over extortions at check gates are serious issues. Several unions and organisations were also collecting taxes under the guise of ‘membership fees’ at check gates. No less grave are rampant illegal tax collections or extortions on various government departments, business firms and their owners. The hue and cry against illegal, unabated, multiple tax and syndication of business continue pose serious problem that have been aired all too often in public domain. The efforts of volunteers of tribe-affiliates of Naga Council Dimapur(NCD) who carried out the week-long drive against illegal collections from September 17,2019 is laudable even if too much needs to be done to rid Naga society of this menace. During the week-long drive by PAC, its volunteers coming from various tribe-affiliates of the Naga Council Dimapur(NCD), prevented money being collected illegally by both government, non-government and parallel government agents . The gross amount involved is too huge to be stopped as it has become a windfall and also livelihood for those involved. The immediate impact was the drop in prices of potatoes and marginal decrease in other items. The significant lowering of price was notable in the case with the transport charge of sand from nearby Karbi Anglong which was reduced by a whopping Rs.4000 per truck according to PAC. That means a trip of 450 cft sand from Deopani which used to cost Rs.17,550 per truck is cheaper by Rs.4000 per trip. One can only imagine how costly sand has been owing to these illegal taxations being imposed by various agents or collectors. The prices of almost all commodities in Dimapur are related with the huge amount of illegal and rampant taxes being collected by various state or non-state actors. It will take more than an occasion to really bring the price down for good and this is where the role of the constitutionally mandated government in the state comes in. So far, the state government has yet to come out with its response in the form of an assurance on whether it is concerned with the menace as ventilated by public through several rallies in the past including the evidence of illegal and multiple collections provided by the PAC volunteers. Even with regard to the report of the High Power Committee (HPC) headed by Justice(Retired) H.K.Sema submitted in October 2014, nothing has come out of it and least being public acknowledgement and disclosure of the contents. Even the opposition in the assembly, the NPF and the other party outside the assembly, the Congress, have, for reasons unknown, decided not to take the ruling party alliance to task for its sins of omission or commission. As in parliamentary democracy, the Opposition’s main role is to question the government of the day and hold them accountable to the public. As obligated under the constitution to which all members have sworn allegiance and obedience to, the Opposition has a major role and has to act to discourage the party in power from the self-inflicted paralysis that go against the interests of the state and its people including the future generation. Perhaps, political parties in Nagaland are ignoring these inconvenient facts because they are in some ways responsible for creating the Frankenstein.

DailyDevotion Coming to Jesus

Come to Me… —Matthew 11:28

Isn’t it humiliating to be told that we must come to Jesus! Think of the things about which we will not come to Jesus Christ. If you want to know how real you are, test yourself by these words— “Come to Me….” In every dimension in which you are not real, you will argue or evade the issue altogether rather than come; you will go through sorrow rather than come; and you will do anything rather than come the last lap of the race of seemingly unspeakable foolishness and say, “Just as I am, I come.” As long as you have even the least bit of spiritual disrespect, it will always reveal itself in the fact that you are expecting God to tell you to do something very big, and yet all He is telling you to do is to “Come….” “Come to Me….” When you hear those words, you will know that something must happen in you before you can come. The Holy Spirit will show you what you have to do, and it will involve anything that will uproot whatever is preventing you from getting through to Jesus. And you will never get any further until you are willing to do that very thing. The Holy Spirit will search out that one immovable stronghold within you, but He cannot budge it unless you are willing to let Him do so. How often have you come to God with your requests and gone away thinking, “I’ve really received what I wanted this time!” And yet you go away with nothing, while all the time God has stood with His hands outstretched not only to take you but also for you to take Him. Just think of the invincible, unconquerable, and untiring patience of Jesus, who lovingly says, “Come to Me….”

Quotes I don’t spend much time looking back at what happened. I do remember it, but I don’t see any purpose of wanting to look back. ~ Amitabh Bachchan

Nagaland Post, Dimapur WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2019


s the negotiating parties; Government of India (GoI) and National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) come closer to signing the final deal, the people are fragmented by diverse opinions with assorted apprehensions. The intellectuals, CSO leaders, political leaders, religious leaders, etc, have started to sing the song of solution with different genre, changing the original lyrics bit by bit, according to one’s convenience, nonetheless with the same song title to fool the listeners. From the beginning of any known civilisation, we are made to understand that the world has differences in opinions for every topic, that is the reason why learned political scientist have coined the word ‘school of thoughts.’ There were differences in political thoughts from the initial period of Naga national movement; visionary and opportunist. History has clearly taught us that the opportunists always have an upper hand but that is only for a short duration. The Naga movement has witnessed some disastrous political ventures by opportunist leaders, setting a classic example of ‘failed’ policy for other struggling nations. A lesson the government of India and some

for the implementation of FA, for better future and just future. While earnestly waiting for the implementation of FA, we are witnessing a situation where many people are popping out from nowhere, thereby claiming to be the so called ‘intellectuals’ of the society. It is no detective work but if we go beyond their cosmetic name tags, we know that almost all the recent wannabes are; corrupted retired Indian civil servants, nonNagas with a Naga name, failed activists, failed politicians, failed candidates of competitive examinations, and some just keyboard warriors. Co-incidentally, they all have a similar ideology, the most dangerous element in every people’s movement: opportunist. They are journeying as the contemporary NPC. NNC was taken down, now will it be NSCN? There are untold truths from Ministry of Home Affairs of GoI and Home department of the Government of Nagaland that some of them are fancily paid by the GoI as honorarium. In the same manner NPC was formed but revealing the truth with evidence will be too costly for the people working under the colonial regime. Lo, the devil resurrects. In the mid of 2000’s,

new factions were born, born out of disobedience, hatred, jealousy and again the opportunist nature. The achievement of these factions clubbed together for the Nagas as a whole would be almost nil comparing to the mother factions of NSCN which is IM & K. The GoI found a fortune from the garbage and used these factions to disintegrate the Naga people. It is an open secret that the GoI has sponsored these people to operate in order to play their favourite song, ‘divide and rule.’ It is very intriguing to see these people gathered all their courage to drop the fundamental objective of the Naga movement, yet claimed to be a freedom fighter. The convener of the Working Committee of Naga National Political Groups in the year 2015 said that they oppose the Peace Accord signed by GoI and NSCN,thereby demanded a separate solution for the Nagas of Nagaland. However, today he is making a fool of himself by shedding the crocodile tears for the Nagas living in Arunachal and Manipur, while not mentioning about Nagas in Myanmar and Assam. Such comment only shows the true colour of oneself, Life without principles. The remarkable part of the breakdown is the lead-

ers of civil societies. Some refused to identify the authenticity of the movement, whereby colluding with defected splinter groups either for businesses or family ‘ism.’ Some even try to break the mother organisations just because they could not find a suiting position, they wish for. In one of the news article, the correspondent asked why the Naga civil society organisations do not try to unite the factions, an unnamed person replied, “No, there is no point. We cannot stop somebody from expressing their views.” How long will this blame game go? Haven’t we had enough? Are we not tired of reading the media wars everyday? What is that pragmatic solution some speak about? Is compromising the only pragmatic solution? Imagine once and for all if we come together as one, leaving all the differences and the hatred behind. don’t you think we’d be the strongest force India will ever face? Why are we losing the faith? As a Christian, shouldn’t we be even stronger than any other people, because the bible says, “If God be for us, who can be against us?” We all want solution, we all want peace but not at the price of denying flag and constitution, which is

a legitimate right for every sovereign nation. Without these two main components, peaceful solution is a farce. We are only going to make things worse. So then, why should we repeat the same mistake done in the past? Should our generation also leave another legacy of self defeat against money? What will we tell our grandchildren when they asked why we surrendered our rights? No doubt, the road ahead of us will be complicated; it will never be an easy road. Nevertheless, it would be a great pride for us to share to the little ones that “we all came together and fought.” The age old heritage of; honesty, perseverance, daring, courage and humanity should be the guiding force for posterity. We will never be able to walk down the streets with our heads held high if we compromise on the flag and constitution. The soul of those who laid down their lives for the nation would cry in pain if we fail to stand firm. As NinguloKrome, Secretary General of Naga People’s Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) has rightly said, “I would rather die with dignity than live in shame.” Kuknalim. V Veino veilouveino@ Diphupar, Dimapur

A pioneer’s words prove prophetic


ome days back as I was going through the Nagaland Post dated October 3, I came across the news item, ‘KOU celebrates 25 years of existence’ which immediately caught my attention. The KOU here refers to Kohima Okotso Union. Indeed Okotso and Lakhuti villages are truly forerunners in many aspects as Mhathung Yanthan, advisor Horticulture and Border Affairs had pointed out. I have also written about these two villages as well as other villages in Wokha district in my books, in Lotha dialect and it is indeed appropriate to take Okotso and Lakhuti as pioneering villages in various fields. During the course of my life, I have visited all the Lotha villages except for the new ones that were established much later. I remember visiting Okotso for the first time as a very young boy and have since witnessed its progression over the years. The village brings to my mind the pioneering elder by the name of Wonimo Murry who was the first Naga to become a sub-overseer during the British dominion. He used to ride on horseback (entitled only for British officials) and his status and pay was equal to that of his English counterparts. He was later promoted to the post of section officer of CPWD in 1912 at Mokokchung and based there. He travelled and oversaw the road construction of Kohima-ZunhebotoMokokchung. He was also very far-sighted man who educated the people to take up wet-rice terrace cultivation


opportunist leader miserably failed to learn. The Naga People’s Convention (NPC) created by the Indians through a process of enticing some few Naga youths and elders bore futile result. While, the undeniable historic Naga plebiscite of 1951 was a clarion call and the principle still stands today. The legacy of the NNC and its struggle was cheaply sold out for the advantage of few by the so called convention. Little did they know that the struggle wouldn’t end right there. Many leaders took the baton of Naga sovereignty and marched forward under the banner of NSCN in 1980, after the infamous Shillong Accord. Seeing the rapid progress of the Nagas in the international platform and realising the futility of having hostile Nagas and having understood that Nagas cannot be crashed by arms, the NSCN was formally approach by the government of India for peace-talk. The talk aimed to end all conflicts and peace to prevail. The NSCN signed the ceasefire agreement with GoI in 1997 after repeated request from the GoI. Fast forward to 2015, the NSCN and GoI again signed the historic Framework Agreement (FA). Four years have gone, yet Nagas are anticipating

as harmful effects of jhum cultivation was not feasible for the long run. In fact, there is a wet-rice terrace cultivation area called, “Wonimo Tsulho” at Changki valley which still stands as a testimony of his efforts. He was also known for his generosity so much so that children would scramble after him as he used to throw coins for them during his travels through the villages. Late I. Panger, director Agriculture told me long ago at how he had also picked a coin thrown by Wonimo. I must digress here to the First World War (1914-1919), wherein 2000 Nagas from different tribes were selected in the Labour Corps to be taken to France in March 1917. It is said that Sumi numbered 1000, Ao 200, Lotha 400, Rengma 200 and from Tuensang (Chang) 200. The persons in-charge of the Nagas during the ship voyage to France were Shanjamo Jungi (who had already returned after his visit to USA and Europe) and Wonimo Murry, an overseer under the British administration in Nagaland. The Nagas had an eventful journey all throughout and while they were about to arrive at Marseilles, their ship nearly capsized in the ocean and the Nagas were really scared. During this panic all excess baggage were thrown into the sea so as to make the ship lighter. Lumbemo Shitiri who also went to the Labour Corps and a witness recounted the story to me at his residence in Pangti village on May 20, 1991. Lumbemo told to me that the Lothas

held on to each other and composed a song to keep their spirits up “We will not die, we are men”. The Changs tried to beat up the DB who was their leader and believed that he was responsible for their plight. The DB climbed up the sail post for safety but was rescued by the British soldiers. The Sumis cried out, “we did not come here to die” and “we will all perish for no fault of ours”. Apart from this traumatic experience of our brave elders, there are some funny anecdotes of which I would like to mention one. The Nagas were given a bar of soap each for bathing but one of them consumed the bar causing foam to drip down his chin and later had severe loose motion. Before disembarking from the ship, the Nagas were given thorough scrubbing with soap and water so much so that, they could not even recognise each other because they had become very clean and tidy. They cracked jokes about it and had a good laugh it is said. Before disembarking the Nagas were made to line up according to age and height and proceeded forward with Naga war cries. People who were watching were scared because they had already been informed ahead by the British that Nagas were jungle people, who could throw their spears up to 500 feet, fearless and not scared to die in war. In France, the Labour Corps were made to work hard as labourers where their duties involved road construction, coolies and as dak runners of important docu-

ments. They worked hard and sincerely and the British could see this but the Nagas were not given sufficient food. Nagas were rice eaters and the European diet did nothing to sustain the appetite of these brave elders in a strange land. On top of that, the Nagas were not treated at par with others and there was much discrimination against them. With very little to eat and not enough clothing against the cold climate, Wonimo Murry as leader had asked the British officer to provide sufficient clothing and food for the Nagas. The British officer Barnes took it as an insult that a mere labourer could ask him for such petition. Barnes was the SDO posted in Mokokchung who had also accompanied the Nagas to France. Many Nagas perished in France as they were either killed in the warfront or due to illness. On return back to Nagaland in 1918, the British officer Barnes terminated Wonimo from his position as overseer by giving him the discharge papers. Wonimo replied bravely, “I am leaving the job today, but a day will come when the British will have to leave India itself.” Indeed his words proved to be prophetic and the British had to leave India in 1947 when India got its freedom from British rule. The Nagas who had been to France in the Labour Corps had drawn closer to each other during their stay there and realised their common ancestry even though they spoke different dialects. When they returned to Na-

galand, they told others of their experiences and how people had more liberty and freedom abroad. Eventually some likeminded Nagas came together and formed the Naga Club in 1918 for the purpose of voicing out their concerns for the future. The club was formed on the style of British Clubs and in later years, the Naga Club submitted a memorandum to the Simon Commission in 1929. Meanwhile, Wonimo Murry after he was discharged went back to his village and took up social service for improving the lives of the people. He was not someone who would remain idle and contin-

In memory of late Nini Lungalang on her birthday Oct 9 TIERCE DE PICARDIE – A Requiem A little jar was I Holding tales of your pain Even when the sands of time Had ground pearls out of your wounds Life dealt unfairly with you, I believed. You said, and lived by ‘All pretty things are not always true But all true things are always beautiful’ The music around you was not always Intelligent nor intelligible nor true That conclusive week of your life (who knew) Perhaps my best too For we were laughing in Father’s house He was singing over us We had both become children again. The King has the last word, they say (His daughters have the last laugh) Should have seen that one coming... Minor chords paving way for a major shift A tierce de Picardie You entered peacefully. Nosano Kikhi

A Tribute to late Nini Lungalang

t was a regular day in Dalat International School in Penang, Malaysia. It was a Friday, and I was really looking forward to enjoying the weekend, but then it happened. I was checking my phone for some messages when one of my classmates shared with me the sad news, and I find it difficult to believe that she is gone. I quickly checked my contact status, and I saw several updates and how shocked we all were to learn she is gone. Madam Nini was an inspiration. She was not just one of Northfield’s most exceptional teachers; she was Northfield’s grandmother too. We all knew she was a strict woman. She was frightening at times; her scolding can seemed kind of harsh, and some of us might have gotten the wrong impression of her lectures. But she was

wiser than us all, and she never scolded us out of hate, but with love. Madam Nini gave us essential lessons of wisdom and shared stories of her past to shape us into better people. She was a good person and mentor and had shaped the lives of so many people. Madam Nini had gone through many struggles and had more common sense than all of us. While we young people like to complicate so many things and make life harder, she guided us, and she wanted to make sure we did not become a dumb generation. It’s difficult that I will never be able to wish her good morning again. There is so much that she has not told us yet, and now we will never know. It feels only yesterday that I last attended her class. I wish I could have been there and listen to her stories one last time. I

don’t even remember saying goodbye before I left for my studies. Losing Madam Nini has left a void in Northfield’s heart, but she will remain a part of us, and we will carry her with us. She did more than being just a teacher and reshape education; she did her duty to her nation - the Naga nation. Nelson Mandela once said “Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort, and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” I know that Madam Nini has done her duty to her people. Let us honour the years we had with her, tell her stories, and inspire the next generation. Our nation’s youth has great potential, but we are headstrong and ignorant. If we

do not learn anything at all from our elders, we will never learn. Though she will not live to see our nation become independent and free, her memory and wisdom will be with us, and we, her students, will work together to make Nagaland a better place. I do not know what strength I have, but I promise to you, madam, that I will not fail you. We your students will not fail you. To her family, I send you my condolences, and I hope that you find some comfort, for she will never leave you, and I know you will see her again one day. To our grandmother Madam Nini, I, along with many other students of Northfield, bid you farewell, and please leave a seat for us in your next class. We will be there too. Kevile Dolie, Alumnus of Northfield Kohima

ued to reach out in whatever way he could towards society. He even provided ayurvedic medicines to the villagers as he was trained in that field as well. He has to his credit of being the first Lotha to have a CGI sheet roofed building. Wonimo Murry lived a purpose filled life and died a very contented man in April 1970. Many Lothas still remember this great pioneering man from Okotso village. Wonimo’s son is Rev. Ellis Murry of Okotso, another prominent missionary among the Nagas. T. Kikon, Ex-Minister, Wokha Town

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I have been living in Dhansiripar for the last eighteen (18) years. It is the headquarter of Dhansiripar sub division. Under its jurisdiction there are- SDO (Civil) office; Public Health Centre; Sericulture dept; BDO office; CDPO office; GHS Dhansiripar; PWD, PHE, Veterinary dept etc. However, only some department has its staff quarters that too under dilapidated conditions which urgently needed renovation. Under such circumstances most of the employees, almost about 90 present ply from Dimapur daily to attend to their duty diligently covering 60kms to and fro (one way 27 km from Nagarjan to Dhansiripar) It is therefore my humble submission to the government and the concerned department to kindly repair/ construct the road from Nagarjan to Doyapur for the betterment of the department, students, employees, health, and the maintenance of vehicles. May God give Wisdom to all concern. Ashi Aier (teacher) GHS Dhansiripar

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Modi attends Dussehra event, calls for saving water, energy

Modi pointed out that India is a land of Shakti (power) and Sadhna (penance).

New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the occasion of Dussehra on Tuesday, called for saving energy and water and asked the people to take a pledge to do the same. “On Vijaya Dashami, at a time when we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, I have a request for my fellow citizens. Let us take a pledge to conserve energy, save

water and national resources of the country and do not waste food,” Modi said while addressing a gathering in Dwarka. Modi was participating in a Ravan Dahan event in Dwarka area of the national capital. Recalling his address on the radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, when he had spoken about women empowerment, Modi said: “This Diwali, let us cel-

ebrate the accomplishments of our Nari Shakti (woman power). This can be our Lakshmi Pujan.” He also pointed out that India is a land of Shakti (power) and Sadhna (penance): “In the last nine days we worshipped Maa (Durga). Taking that spirit ahead, let us always work towards furthering empowerment of women as well as according dignity to women.” Obser ving that the country is also celebrating Air Force Day on Tuesday, Modi praised the Indian Air Force and said that the country is phenomenally proud of its services. He greeted people on Vijaya Dashami saying that India is a land of festivals and due to its vibrant culture, there is always some or the other festival in some part of India. Every festival brings our society together, Modi said. “India is the land of festivals. Due to the vibrance and diversity in our culture, there is always a festival or celebration in some part of our country which brings us closer to one another,” the Prime Minister said while addressing the gathering.

PAC flays demand on puja pandal (From p-1) PAC also appealed to the NSCN (I-M) to take stern disciplinary action against those cadres and “make known to public their identities and punishments imposed immediately.” Strongly condemning the act, the PAC has called upon all sections of civil society to condemn, expose and “root out such individuals who not only tarnish the name of the group but bring shame to Nagas as a whole.”

My government is stable, will last tenure: Goa CM Panaji, Oct 8 (IANS): Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday reiterated that his government was stable, saying only the opposition MLAs who were jealous of the “good work” were questioning the ruling dispensation’s stability. “This government will complete its tenure. I am confident of that. I have a team of 27 BJP MLAs and three independent MLAs supporting us. I have faith in them. The people of Goa like the work that the government is doing,” Sawant told reporters here.

Rajasthan’s new BJP chief takes charge, Raje absent Jaipur, Oct 8 (IANS): The newly appointed BJP state president Satish Poonia on Tuesday officially took charge at a grand programme organised at the BJP state headquarters here, attended by union ministers Prakash Javadekar, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Kailash Chaoudhary, BJP vice-president Om Mathur, leader of opposition Gulabchand Kataria, MP Rajyawardhan Singh Rathore and Baba Balaknath and hundreds of party workers. However, it was the absence of former chief minister Vasundhara Raje which became a talking point. The former chief minister, however, had sent a congratulatory letter to the young leader, which was read out by BJP general secretary Bhajanlal Sharma. The letter said, “You are young, hardworking and honest worker and hence am confident that you shall come to full expectations of the organisation. I was keen to attend the programme, however, in wake of Bhramin bhojan,

Newly appointed BJP state president Satish Poonia at the BJP state Hq in Jaipur.

kanya prasadi and prayers post Navratri, I failed to mark my presence.” Some party workers discussed if this was the end of the Vasundhara era in state politics, while others spoke about the challenges awaiting the new incumbent. On October 21, by-

polls for two assembly seats -- Khinvsar and Nagaur -- are scheduled. Panchayat and local body elections will follow soon after that. Both the seats where by-polls are scheduled are dominated by jats. Poonia, speaking on the occasion, said, “We

shall realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of making Congress mukt Rajasthan. Rajasthan shall be made the undefeated fortress of BJP and shall ensure Vidaai of Congress in by-polls and civic elections.” Poonia also commented on the current situation in the Congress and said that the party is combating in-fighting at all levels across the country. While there is a mother-son tussle at the centre, in Rajasthan the chief minster and the deputy chief minister are engaged in a struggle for power, he added. Earlier in the day, Poonia went to Ganesh temple in the morning to perform ‘kanya poojan’ along with his family which included his wife, daughter and son before taking charge officially. The post of BJP state president was lying vacant since June 24 this year after the death of Madanlal Saini.


CrPC 144 lifted from Mumbai’s stir-hit Aarey Colony Mumbai, Oct 8 (PTI): The prohibitory orders imposed in Aarey Colony in suburban Goregaon in view of protests over cutting of trees for a metro carshed were lifted on Tuesday, police said. Nor malcy has re turned to the area where movement of people and transport has resumed. The police had imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) on Saturday, banning unlawful assembly in the area, following protests by activists against the felling of trees in the green zone. The protesters were demanding the relocation of the carshed, which is a part of the Metro 3 project. The tree cutting by Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) started hours after the Bombay High Court dismissed petitions seeking forest tag for the Aarey Colony and a stay on the civic body’s permission to clear the area of vegetation to set up the depot. Mumbai Police spokesperson Pranay Ashok told PTI, “Today we have lifted Section 144 in Aarey Colony; now everything is

14-yr-old girl raped, strangled to death in UP M u z a f fa r nag a r , Oct 8 (PTI): A 14-yearold girl was allegedly raped and strangled to death in Shamli district, police said on Tuesday. According to Circle Officer Rajesh Kumar Tiwari, the girl’s body was found in an agricultural field in Kailshikapur village, which comes under the jurisdiction of Gahripukhta police station, on Monday evening. He said it appeared that she was strangulated to death with her ‘dupatta’ after rape. Based on a complaint lodged by the girl’s parents, police launched a probe into the matter. In the complaint, they said their daughter had gone to bring lunch for her father and since then, she had been missing, Tiwari said. The teenager’s body was sent for postmortem, he said, adding that a case was registered in the matter.

The police had imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) on Saturday.

normal in the area.” A local resident, Shyam Bhoir, said, “Everything is now normal in the locality but police personnel have been deployed in large numbers at the spot where the carshed is going to be built.” “After Section 144 was lifted in the morning, people moved around without any hindrance.” On Sunday, a court ordered the release of protesters, taken in custody during the stir, on certain conditions, including production of personal surety

Am r i t s a r , O c t 8 (IANS): Hundreds of people comprising the next of kin of the victims of the train tragedy on Dussehra last year, held a demonstration on Tuesday here over alleged failure of the local administration to book those who were responsible for the disaster that claimed 61 lives. They also raised slogans against Navjot Singh Sidhu, their legislator and former Minister, for not keeping the promises made by him after the accident. Sidhu and his wife had promised to provide government jobs to the kin of each victim, to adopt children who had lost their earning parents and help widows meet life expenses. “We were told by Sidhu and his wife at the time of the accident that they will provide jobs to our

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In a related development, the Supreme Court on Monday restrained authorities from cutting anymore trees in the area, considered Mumbai’s ‘green lung’. A special bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Ashok Bhushan had said it will examine the entire matter and posted it for hearing on October 21 before its forest bench. The Maharashtra government had said whatever was required to be cut in the colony has already been done.

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of Rs 7,000 and assurance that they would not take part in protests. Following the court order, 24 protesters lodged in the Thane Central Jail were released in the wee hours of Monday. Beside, five women protesters, who were lodged in the Byculla Jail here, were also set free. The arrests were made on Friday and Saturday after clashes broke out between the police and green activists opposing axing of trees by MMRCL in the Aarey Colony.

families,” a protestor, Sunil Kumar told the media. Carrying the photo of his brother who died in the accident, he said no promise made by the Sidhu couple has been fulfilled till date. “For the past many days, we have been visiting his residence and we were told every time that Sidhu is out of town,” he added. “We are asking the state government to hand over the probe to the CBI so that who were responsible for the accident should be brought to book,” another protestor Sangeeta Rani added. At least 61 people were killed after a speeding train sliced through revellers watching a Ravana effigy go up in flames, near Joda Phatak in Amritsar on October 19, 2018. Sidhu and his wife has gone into hibernation since he quit the government in

July, said a 20-year-old college student, who lost his father in the accident. Ramesh Kumar, who lost his son in the accident, said: “I got the compensation from the government. But Sidhu and his wife promised me to provide job for my second son as we lost the lone breadwinner.” A candlelight procession led by former Akali Dal minister Bikram Majithia was carried out here on Monday evening which saw the participation of the victims’ families. Majithia said three inquiries into the incident were undertaken by the government, but no action has been taken yet. He said the investigation conducted by the Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner was aimed at saving the Congressmen who were responsible for the incident.

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risen. “The gold prices in the domestic market follow the trend in the international market. However, the recent fall in prices may improve the festive season demand,” said Ajay Kedia, Director, Kedia Advisory. However, the bullion market may lose its sheen this festive season due to the economic slowdown in the countr y, Kedia added. In Mumbai, 22-carat gold was trading at Rs 39,190 per 10 gram and 24-carat gold rose to Rs 39,340 per 10 gram on Friday. Gold prices have touched Rs 40,000 level many times in the past few months. On Monday, gold fell Rs 38 to Rs 39,295 per 10 grams on the MultiCommodity Exchange (MCX), whereas on Octo-


lieve that gold imports have plunged to a multiyear low after the Central government increased the import duty on precious metals from 10 per cent to 12.5 per cent in the Union Budget in July this year. “There are three types of gold demand -wedding demand, festive season demand and regular demand. The regular demand is already low due to the liquidity crisis in the market. Besides, buyers are avoiding to invest in gold much an account of higher prices,” Mehta said. “Moreover, the gold demand will continue to remain low this festive season,” he added. Another market analyst pointed out that another reason for the weakened domestic demand last month is that prices in the global market have


New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS): Gold may lose its glitter this Dhanteras as a sharp rise in the prices of the yellow metal has weakened its demand in the domestic market, according to experts. “On Dhanteras, the gold sales touch around 40 tonnes every year. However, the weak demand may decrease the sales by 50 per cent this year,” Surendra Mehta, National Secretary, India Bullion and Jewellers Association (IBJA) told IANS. Gold imports have also nosedived due to higher prices and an increase in the import duty, Mehta added. India imported only 26 tonnes of gold in September this year, down from 81.71 tonnes a year ago. The imports fell 68.18 per cent, as compared to last year. Market experts be-

month from 2,560 units in September 2018, the filing said. In August, the automaker had cut its production by 33.99% at 1,11,370 units. Tata Motors also reported a 63% drop in production of passenger vehicles in September at 6,976 units as compared to 18,855 units in the same period last year. All the major automobile makers, including MSI, Hyundai, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Toyota and Honda, have reported double digit decline in domestic passenger vehicle sales in September as onset of the festive season failed to lift the ongoing slump in the auto industry.


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New Delhi, Oct 8 (PTI): Reeling under a prolonged slowdown, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) reduced its production by 17.48% in September, making it the eighth straight month when the country’s largest car maker lowered its output. The company produced a total of 1,32,199 units in September as against 1,60,219 units in the year-ago month, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a regulatory filing. Passenger vehicles’ production last month stood at 1,30,264 units as against 1,57,659 units in September 2018, a decline of 17.37%, it added. Production of mini


JAIPUR, Oct 8 (Agencies): Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that the Bharat Stage (BS) VI fuel will be made available in the country from April 1 next year, ANI reported. “The BS-VI fuel will be made available from April 1 in the country. The BS-VI compliant vehicles will also be made available from next year. This initiative will reduce pollution in the air by 80-90 per cent,” Javadekar said while speaking to media. Javadekar was in Jaipur to participate in a tree plantation event at the Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) here on the occasion of Vijayadashami. The minister further informed that in a bid to reduce pollution under the National Clean

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public sector banks augurs well for improving credit flows, which are important for reviving private investment activity. “Meanwhile, global uncertainties have weakened investment activity at home. Further escalation of trade tensions could adversely impact export prospects, besides delaying the investment upturn,” it said. It also observed that the private corporate sector has not added new capacities off late even as existing capacity utilisation has risen close to its longterm average for several quarters.

festive sale period was 30 per cent, with significant share coming from customers in tier II and III cities. Mobile was the category leader, contributing to over 55 per cent of GMV in festive days. Consumers delayed their mobile purchases for the festive sale season, indicating the strong “value shopping” proposition of festive days. Flipkart continued to lead the festive sales in GMV terms, with 60-62 per cent standalone Gross GMV share during the sale event, and nearly 63 per cent share if other group entities (Myntra and Jabong) are also included, said the report. “Strong performance across categories including mobiles was the key reason for Flipkart leadership. This was, in turn, enabled by strong value prices, high EMIs adoption and diverse selection across categories, all marketed aggressively to reach customers widely,” the RedSeer report said. A m a z o n’s G M V growth was 22 per cent (YoY). However, its volume growth rate was more than 30 per cent (YoY).


real estate remains less than satisfactory. Recent measures initiated such as the sharp cut in corporate tax rates, stressed assets funds for the housing sector, infrastructure investment funds, implementation of a fully electronic GST refund system and funds for export guarantee would be helpful.” It also said that bank credit growth has slowed down and overall fund flows to the commercial sector have declined, due to risk aversion and a slowdown in demand. The monetary policy report, however, said that the the recent recapitalisation of

New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS): Led by Amazon and Flipkart, e-tailers in India achieved a record $3 billion (nearly Rs 19,000 crore) of Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) in the first six days of the festive sale from September 29October 4, a new report said on Tuesday. Walmart-owned Flipkart and Amazon dominated 90 per cent of the market share during the six-day sale event, said Bengaluru-based research firm RedSeer Consultancy. Given the momentum seen in the first edition of the festive sale, the entire month of October is expected to generate up to $6 billion (Rs 39,000 crore) in online sales, almost shared by Amazon and Flipkart. “The first wave of the festive sale event has seen record GMV of almost $3 billion despite the challenging macro environment, indicating that consumer sentiment on online shopping remains bullish,” said Anil Kumar, Founder, and CEO, RedSeer Consulting. T h e ye a r - o n - ye a r (YoY) growth during the

Maruti Suzuki cuts production for eighth straight month in September


New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS): The Indian economy which has largely been subdued in the past few quarters and signs of a slowdown have cropped up, is likely to face several more risks in the near term, according to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The RBI in its Monetary Policy Report, October 2019, has also said that a combination of domestic and global headwinds has depressed economic activity in the country. “A combination of domestic and global headwinds has depressed economic activity, especially in terms of aggregate demand. The near-term outlook of the Indian economy is fraught with several risks,” said the report. It said that private consumption, which is the major support of economic activity, has started to slow down due to several reasons. “In this context, the performance of large employment generating sectors such as automobile and

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Stockholm, Oct 8 (AFP): Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz on Tuesday won the Nobel Physics Prize for research that increases the understanding of our place in the Universe. Peebles won one-half of the prize “for theoretical discoveries that have contributed to our understanding of how the Universe evolved after the Big Bang,” professor Goran Hansson, secretary general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, told a press conference. Mayor and Queloz shared the other half for the first discovery, in October 1995, of a planet outside our solar system -- an exoplanet

-- orbiting a solar-type star in the Milky Way. “Their discoveries have forever changed our conceptions of the world,” the jury said. Developed over two decades since the mid1960s, Peebles’ theoretical framework is “the basis of our contemporary ideas about the Universe.” Peebles built upon Albert Einstein’s work on the origins of the Universe by looking back to the millenia immediately after the Big Bang, when light rays started to shoot outwards into space. Using theoretical tools and calculations, he drew a link between the temperature of the radiation emitted after the Big Bang and the amount of matter

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Deal ‘essentially impossible’ after Johnson-Merkel call

London, Oct 8 (IANS): A Downing Street source has said that a Brexit deal was “essentially impossible” after a call between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a media report said on Tuesday. The BBC in its report quoted the source as saying on Monday that Johnson spoke to the German chancellor earlier about the proposals he put forward to the EU, but she made clear a deal based on them was “overwhelmingly unlikely”. Merkel said a deal would never be possible unless Northern Ireland stayed in a customs union, the source added. The source said the call between Johnson and Merkel was a “clarifying moment”, adding: “Talks in Brussels are close to breaking down, despite the fact that the UK has moved a long way.” The latest development came after leaks from the European Commission

Mush’s treason trial to be heard daily from Oct 24

Islamabad, Oct 8 (IANS): A special court in Islamabad has decided to hear a high treason case against former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on a daily basis with effect from October 24, it was decided on Tuesday. A three-member bench, led by Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth, while hearing the case directed all parties to submit their written arguments before next hearing of the case, reports Dawn news. At the start of the hearing, an application was submitted on behalf of Musharraf ’s counsel Raza Bashir for deferment of the hearing due to his health. According to the plea, Bashir is suffering from dengue and is under treatment. The plea was granted. During the last hearing in September, the same court had ordered that the proceedings in the treason trial would resume on a daily basis from October 8. The high treason trial of former military dictator for clamping the state of emergency on November 3, 2007 has been pending since December 2013. He was indicted on March 31, 2014, and the prosecution had tabled the entire evidence before the special court in September the same year. K Y M C

the love of it. “You should enter science because you are fascinated by it. That’s what I did.” Peebles, 84, is Albert Einstein Professor of Science at Princeton University in the United States, while Mayor, 77, and Queloz, 53, are both professors at the University of Geneva. Queloz also works at the University of Cambridge in Britain. Using custom-made instruments at their observatory in southern France in October 1995, Mayor and Queloz were able to detect a gaseous ball similar in size to Jupiter, orbiting a star 50 light years from our own Sun. Harnessing a phenomenon known as the Doppler effect, which changes the colour of light depending on whether an object is approaching or retreating from Earth, the pair proved the planet, known as 51 Pegasus b, was orbiting its star. The Nobel jury noted that the discovery “started a revolution in astronomy” and since then over 4,000 exoplanets have been found in our home galaxy. “Strange new worlds are still being discovered,”

challenging our preconceived ideas about planetary systems and “forcing scientists to revise their theories of the physical processes behind the origins of planets”. In a statement, the two astronomers hailed their win as “simply extraordinary”, saying the discovery was “the most exciting of our careers”. Professor Martin Rees of the University of Cambridge said this year’s awards also seemed to show a “welcome broadening of the Nobel criteria.” “In the past, astronomy has been included primarily when the discovery involves some new physics,” Rees said. The prize consists of a gold medal, a diploma and the sum of nine million Swedish kronor (about $914,000 or 833,000 euros). The trio will receive the prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf at a formal ceremony in Stockholm on December 10, the anniversary of the 1896 death of scientist Alfred Nobel who created the prizes in his last will and testament.

Iran opposes Syria military action

Tehran, Oct 8 (AFP): security in Syria”. Iran’s top diplomat MohamPresident Recep Tayyip mad Javad Zarif told his Erdogan said on Monday Turkish counterpart Mevlut that Turkey was poised to Cavusoglu in a phone call launch a military operation that Tehran is opposed to against Kurdish forces in military action in Syria, the northern Syria, after US foreign ministry has said. President Donald Trump “Zarif voiced opposi- gave him the green light. tion to military action” and Trump’s decision to “urged respect for Syria’s ter- withdraw US troops from ritorial integrity and national the region has faced strong sovereignty,” Zarif was quot- criticism in the US, included as saying in a statement ing from his own allies who issued late Monday. have accused him of turning The Iranian foreign his back on Kurds who took minister also “stressed the heavy casualties in the USBoris Johnson (right) and Angela Merkel. (Fabrizio need for the fight against backed campaign against terrorism and for the estab- the Islamic State (IS) group Bensch/Reuters) lishment of stability and in Syria. showed major concerns been a sticking point with from the European Union Parliament for agreeing a 3rd DEATH ANNIVERSARY (EU) about the UK’s Brexit deal. IN LOVING MEMORY OF plan. Johnson sent new proJohnson has insisted posals to Brussels last week, the UK will leave the EU Lt. A. NZAM ODYUO with the Prime Minister urg- on the Brexit deadline of ing the EU to enter detailed October 31, with or without talks to “thrash out” any a deal. objections. That is despite legislaThe main focus was to tion passed by MPs last replace the so-called back- month known, as the Benn stop - the policy negotiated Act, which requires Johnson by former Prime Minister to write to the EU requesting Theresa May and the EU a further delay if no deal is 1935 – 2016 to prevent a hard border signed off by Parliament CONSTANTLY CHERISHED, MISSED, returning to the island of by October 19 - unless MPs NOT EVER FORGOTTEN. Ireland - which has long agree to a no-deal Brexit. DP-7427



United Nations, Oct 8 (Agencies): The United Nations (UN) may run out of money for operations by the end of October said Secretary-General of the global body Antonio Guterres. According to India Today, as of now, the UN is struggling with a deficit of $230 million, reported news agency AFP. In a letter addressed to 37,000 employees at the UN Secretariat, Guterres said unspecified “additional stop-gap measures” would be needed to pay salaries and entitlements to employees. The UN Secretary-General Guterres said member states of the international body have only paid 70 per cent of the total amount needed for regular budget operations in 2019. “Member States have paid only 70 per cent of the total amount needed for our regular budget operations in 2019. This translates into a cash shortage of USD 230 million at the end of September. We run the risk of depleting our backup liquidity reserves by the end of the month,” Guterres wrote. In a bid to cut costs,

Antonio Guterres (File)

the UN chief also proposed postponing conferences, meetings and also reducing services. He also mentioned restricting official travel to only essential activities along with taking measures to save energy. Guterres had asked member states earlier this year to increase contributions to the world body citing cash flow problems but the proposal was rejected, a UN official told the news agency on conditions of anonymity. He said the ultimate responsibility for the UN’s financial health lies with the member states and only their funding can help sustain operations. Besides the amount it pays towards peacekeeping operations, the report stated that the UN’s operating budget for 2018-19 is close to $5.4 billion.


It is the cycle of earthly life, which only our Heavenly Father knows; the timetable and when each of us will be called to a place of eternal peace and comfort. It has been one year since Zhimoto (Azhimo) Zhimomi of Kiyevi Village has been called to join our Father. Azhimo was a deeply spiritual person with a large, loving heart. He was a true village person who cared for and loved all those he knew, and he was always ready to help and give of himself to all those who might need his understanding and support. It is with a remembrance of sadness that he transitioned to our Father’s realm, far too early in his young life, especially since better medical intervention might have made a difference at the critical moment. He is remembered and missed by his immediate family, extended family, and his many friends and professional associates. Yet, he is still with us for his essence emanates through the light of his spirit, caressing and remaining in the hearts and souls of all he knew. His spirit is eternal and becomes renewed with a remarkable brilliance each time there is a whispered prayer for his spirit, which is deeply loved and cannot be extinguished by the passage of time. For our beloved Azhimo, time and distance are meaningless until we are finally united in everlasting peace and love. Until then, rest comfortably Azhimo with our Heavenly Father until we are reunited. Loving wife, children and family members DP-7399



17/12/1944 – 02/10/2019 We, the bereaved Children and family of our dear Beloved LATE LE-O YHOSHÜ conveys our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one for consistently supporting us physically, financially and morally throughout his prolonged illness till he breathed last at 11:30 P.M on 2nd Oct and thereafter. We are forever indebted to you all. May Almighty God shower His blessing upon every kind gesture shown towards us. ABSENT IN BODY, BUT PRESENT IN SPIRIT. - 1 Corinthians 5: 3 K-2723




Man is mortal but the love for them is immortal. Though you are not present with all of us but your memory is stored in our minds. Rest peacefully in Heaven! Loving wife & relatives. DP-7457

ISLAMABAD, Oct 8 (Agencies): The Imran Khan-led Pakistani government has accumulated a record public debt of PKR 7,509 billion during its first year in power, as per local media reports. According to ANI, the foreign debt incurred by Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government from August 2018 to August 2019 stood at PKR 2,804 billion, while the internally accumulated figure stood at PKR 4,705 billion, Geo News reported. As per the State Bank of Pakistan, the total public debt stood at PKR 31.786 trillion at the end of June 2019. Additionally, the government has projected public debt to increase by 47 per cent to PKR 45.57 trillion in five years. In April this year, Pakistan Finance Minister Asad Umar had said that Pakistan’s basic debts have reached alarmingly high levels and that the country is near bankruptcy. The Pakistani PM has paid a visit to many countries seeking financial help for Islamabad’s ballooning economic crisis ever since coming to power last year.



02.02.1981 – 09.10.2018 Your smart, supportive, nature, love and affection will be cherished forever in our hearts. We deeply miss you. Loving Family Members K-2723

Pak under record debt in 1st year of Khan’s term

9 UN may run out of money by end of the month: Guterres

(Born : 17-11-1986, Died: 01-10-2019) We the bereaved family members of Late LICHAMO KIKON, S/o Late Wobenthung Kikon of Wokha Village, would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all those individuals, churches, orgaisations, groups, friends, neighbours, relatives and well wishers who stood by us physically, financially, materially and spiritually throughout the prolonged illness and at the sad demise of our beloved son/brother on 1st Oct 2019. We thank you all for your sympathy and also sharing our pain, grief and sorrow through your sincere act of unceasing love, concern, physical presence and constant prayer support during difficult times. We may not be able to repay you all for the immense love and support we received but it is our humble prayer that the Almighty God blesses each one of you abundantly. WC-366

Loving mother, brother, sisters, in-laws and family members

Born on : 30.12.2006 – Died on : 04.10.2019

We the bereaved family of Lt. Tokupu H Aye would like to convey our heartfelt gratitude to every individual, friends, neighbours, relatives and well wishers who stood by us physically, materially, financially and through prayers at his sudden demise on 4th October 2019. We are indebted to everyone. We are immensely touched by your immeasurable love, concern and support in times of grief and sorrows. We regret our inability to mention each and every one of you individually but it is our earnest prayer that God will shower His abundant blessings upon you all. We convey our special thanks to :1. East Dimapur Sumi Baptist Akukuhou Purana Bazaar 2. Department of Christian Education Ministry, EDSBA Purana Bazaar 3. Christian Higher Secondary School, Dimapur 4. Kheloshe Polytechnic Atoizu, Asukhuto 5. Purana Bazaar S.T.H 6. Neighbours and Friends, Middle Colony 7. GBs of Middle Colony, New Colony and Purana Bazaar 8. Vitokhu Achumi, Council Chairman Darogajan 9. East Dimapur Police Station 10. Kulolau Litsami Kuposhukulu 11. Relatives from Lotha Community 12. Relatives from Yesheluto, Hakhizhe, Satami, Changtongya, Chishilimi and Khehoi Village


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From loving parents, brothers and loved ones.




Dimapur Youth Fest 2019 from Oct 31


outh of Nagaland has something to look forward as second edition of Dimapur Youth Festival 2019 returns bringing a bunch of opportunities for the youth to learn, show and enhance their knowledge. With the vision to bring different communities and denizens of Dimapur under one umbrella to celebrate friendship, unity and diversity, the second edition of Dimapur Youth Festival 2019 will be held at DDSC, Golaghat road

Dimapur,. The event will be held from October 31 till November 2, providing platform to the upcoming generation with the concept of “youth participating without any tribal borders but in the spirit of unity.” MW Enterprises will be the official sponsor and in partnership with Dimapur Naga Students’ Union, Act of Kindness, MusiK-A and KNOW. Some of the highlights of the festival will include

fine arts, photography, cosplay, sports and music. The event will also highlight beat contest, performance from local artist and Electronic Dance Music (EDM) night with DJ Ola Ras to groove the night. Besides being a Dj Ola Ras is a professional saxophonist. She combines virtuosic playing on the instrument with enchanting club sound, as a result, received exclusive and fashionable musical compilation of sounds. She ranks top 50 world female Djs. Various categories of competition will be part of the event emphasizing more on youths. For every competition there will be a winning prize award in each category. Interested candidates for Cosplay, fine artiste display, art competition and art demonstration can contact (9560127404), band hunt contact (7005693473) and to participate at volleyball, penalty shoot-out, traditional bamboo climb-

ing, eating competition, half marathon race and tug of war competition one can contact (7005300759). Stalls will also be set up during the event, for interested individual or group one can contact (8794399471). Last date of registration will be October 20. A registration rate fee of Rs 200 will be collected inclusive of the entry fee for cosplayers, for art competition (open category) a registration fee of Rs. 200 for students with ID card and Rs. 250 for adults will be collected. A registration fee for band hunt includes Rs. 2000, Rs 1500 for volleyball competition, Rs 1000 for penalty shoot-out and Rs. 500 for tug of war all inclusive of entry fee while others such as traditional bamboo hunt, eating competition and half marathon race there will be no registration fee. A marathon race will also be organized one week ahead of the programme for the promotion of the event. (Staff Reporter)

Sonu Nigam sings bhajans at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine


inger Sonu Nigam made Navratri celebrations special for Mata Vashno Devi’’s disciples this year, by performing bhajans at the diety’’s shrine. Sonu performed ‘’Mata ki Bhente’’ at the special programme. A lot of pictures and videos are doing the rounds on the Internet, in which Sonu can be seen wearing a ‘’Jai Mata Di’’ headband and performing at the holy cave shrine of Vashno Devi in the temple town of Katra in Jammu. T h e p r o g r a m m e, organised by Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board (SMVDSB), was held on the occasion Mahanavami on Monday, which marks the last day of Navratra festivities. Sonu recently performed in the United Kingdom, too, where he received Magnificent Performing Arts Award at the annual 21st Century Icon Awards. (IANS)

How plants talk Pepsi makes its debut in fashion industry to each other P


lants have developed a warning cry to let each other know when they are under attack from pests, biologists have discovered. When an insect takes a bite out of a leaf, flower or stalk, a smelly chemical will automatically be released as part of the plant’s defences. And now scientists have found that these so-called volatile organic compounds are also emitted to let other fellow species know of the immediate threats. Plants have different smells based on their genotype, but when they come under attack, these diverging smells converge into one which all plants can recognise. This has been hailed by a team from Cornell University as a common ‘language’ whereby plants essentially talk to each other. Professor André Kessler said: ‘So they kind of converge on the same language, or the same warning signs, to share the informa-

tion freely....the exchange of information becomes independent of how closely related the plant is to its neighbor’. For the study, the team experimented on Solidago altissima, a species of goldenrod native to Canada. They arranged several circles of potted plants in their natural habitat, with one plant in the middle of each circle damaged by a herbivorous leaf beetle. The pots allowed the scientists, who published their findings in Current Biology, to eliminate the possibility of root-based communication. Professor Kessler also found that, while plants will share information if the wider community risks attack, in times of calm they will only communicate with their individual species. ‘It’s very much like our immune system: Though plants don’t have antibodies like we have, they can fight back with pretty nasty chemistry.’ (Jack Elsom for Mailonline)

epsi will mark its foray into the fashion industry through a collaboration with homegrown ready-to-wear label HUEMN, launching at FDCI’s upcoming Lotus India Fashion Week SS20. The collection, created by designer duo Pranav Misra and Shyma Shetty, comprises statement athleisure. All denim fabric used in the collection is made using recycled plastic, in line with PepsiCo’s ‘Winning with Purpose’ vision which aims to build a world where plastics never become waste. Speaking about the collection, Tarun Bhagat,

Director-Marketing, Hydration and Cola, PepsiCo India, said: “PepsiCo is a brand which has always resonated with the voice of today’s generation. Fashion has always been an important way of self-expression for Indian youth and our foray into the world of fashion is a step to celebrate this selfexpression. This collection reflects the cool attitude and swag of the youth. We are very excited to launch the collection at the upcoming India Fashion Week and are confident that it will find its way into the hearts and closets of India’s youth very soon.”

HUEMN co-founder Shyma Shetty said: “We are thrilled to be playing with the iconography of a legacy brand such as Pepsi. The collection is an amalgamation of the ethos of both brands and an effort to bring both our audiences together, with an inclusive and fresh product line driven by both- popular culture and cutting edge fashion.” The collection is an extension of part of Pepsi’s 2019 eHar Ghoont Mein Swag’ campaign and will be unveiled at the Pepsi x HUEMN runway show at FDCI’s Lotus India Fashion Week on October 9. (IANS)

Simon Cowell turns 60: Star celebrates his milestone birthday


e’s busy filming for the new series of America’s Got Talent, but Simon Cowell squeezed in a lavish celebration to mark his milestone 60th birthday on Monday. The music and TV mogul headed to celeb hotspot Nobu in Malibu for a celebratory dinner with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, son Eric, five, as well as a long line of showbiz pals. Simon partied hard during the long dinner, from photographers for the emerging with a huge smile ride home. Simon was joined on his face before he accepted a bottle of wine by his gorgeous girlfriend

Lauren Silverman, his son Eric, five, and Lauren’s son Adam, who both matched birthday boy Simon in white shirts. The mogul stuck to his signature style, teaming an unbuttoned white shirt with black trousers and shades and little Eric was the spitting image of his dad in his own white shirt paired with jeans. Lauren meanwhile pulled out all the stops in a tight-fitting black and white print strapless dress for her beau’s night of celebrations. (Joanna Crawley for Mailonline)

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Cancer patient crowned as Miss Phek


he recently crowned Miss Phek Shefüvi Pfithu, shared her story on how she overcame the challenges and stigma inspite of dreaded cancer disease during a press conference on October 8. Disclosing her struggling life story, Miss Phek said that her father expired when she was in class 6 and she was detected with thyroid cancer in 2016, however she never gave up on her ambition to contest in the beauty pageant even though she was undergoing treatment. The youngest Miss Phek contestant who is just 18 years, shared that when she decided to join the Miss Phek pageant contest many people criticised her based on her family background and being a cancer patient. However she went ahead with strong determination and passion and finally won the title of the district and became the first ever Miss Phek from Pochury community. She also informed that her community organized felicitation programme for her being the first Miss Phek

Shefüvi Pfithu (middle standing) along other winners and VEN members during press conference. (NP)

from the community. Pfithu who hails from Matikhrü village and a student of Pranabananda Women’s College Dimapur studying in Class 12 challenged the young people especially women not to give up but work hard with passion to achieve in life. The 1st r unner-up Munulu Chizo also shared her story how she tried to convince her family and the criticisms she faced to be part of the beauty pageant. She expressed her passion to work hard with the VEN to compete in the next higher of competition. The 2nd runner-up Rangulu Keyho shared how her parents encouraged

and support her to win the title. On other hand, she shared how her family was look down by other for not having male in the family. VEN convenor Nakro said that Miss Phek wish to convey message to the people that beauty is not only outward but it was beyond and one has to change the mindset to be successful in life. Miss Phek organizer Vogue Entertainment Nagaland (VEN) convenor Dode Nakro, VEN general Diwe-u Thele and VEN co-convenor and official designer Vilhousa Movi attended the programme held at Hotel Japfü Kohima. (


Nick Jonas ‘Incredibly rare’ Francois’ langur handled logistics monkey born in an Australian zoo for wedding


riyanka Chopra, who will be seen next in Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink, had to handle the preparations of her wedding last year while shooting for the film. The actress in an interview with India Today revealed that her husband Nick helped her a lot with the wedding preparations so that she can focus on her film. Priyanka Chopra was shooting The Sky Is Pink till a few days before she tied the knot with Nick Jonas in Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhavan Palace. She said, “When I met Shonali, Nick was not even in the picture. He came into the picture after this picture started. I was filming till four days before my wedding. I have to give a lot of credit to Nick because he came down earlier than he was supposed to.” Priyanka said that Nick asked her to focus on her film and let him handle the preparations. Priyanka Chopra will be seen playing the role of Aditi Chaudhary in The Sky Is Pink, which is based on motivational speaker Aisha Chaudhary’s life. Aisha died of pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 15. Aditi is Aisha’s mother. Zaira Wasim plays the role of Aisha in the film. The Sky Is Pink also stars Farhan Akhtar, playing Aisha’s father Niren Chaudhar y, and Rohit Saraf, who will be seen as Aisha’s brother. (India Today)


ne of the world’s rarest monkeys has been born at an Australian zoo. The male Francois’ Langur, also known as Francois’ leaf monkey, has distinctive orange fur, is one week old and has not yet been named. Critically-endangered, the animal is only found wild in China and Vietnam, but it is threatened by poachers and loss of habitat in its home countries. Keepers at the Taronga zoo in Sydney said it was ‘incredibly rare’ to see a baby Francois’ langur. There are thought to be only around 3,000 of the monkeys left in the wild. The adults, in contrast to their offspring, have black fur. ‘Seeing Francois’ Langurs in the wild is incredibly rare, but seeing a baby is even more so,’ said senior zookeeper, Jane Marshall. The baby’s bright orange hair will last just a couple more weeks before it begins to darken to the black fur its mother, Noel, has. François’ Langurs live in groups of females called

harems. The adults in the group take turns looking after the babies, which helps the new mothers to cope with their duties while also letting others practise motherhood. The zoo has celebrated a birth of this rare species before when one of its other females, Meili, gave birth to Nangua in November 2015. Noel, the new baby’s mother, used to carry Nangua around about half of the time when he was newborn, the keepers said four years ago. And now Noel has a baby of her own and the tables have turned, as other females in the group are helping to care for him. Taronga Zoo is the only zoo in Australia to have a population of Francois’ Langurs. In the UK, babies have been born at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire and zoos in Belfast and Kent. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed the species as endangered since 2008. (Sam Blanchard for Mailonline)

Children recreational event in Dimapur culminates


undreds of parents along with their children coinciding with puja holidays had an enjoyable time at the threeday Children recreational event 2019, which was organized as the first of its kind in Dimapur. The event was organized by The Mind Blowers Club (MBC) converting the DDSC Stadium, Dimapur into a happy wonderland complete with fun filled activities like bouncing jumbo, pools, karaoke etc. as well as take part in art competitions wherein children actively took part in. On the second day of the event the programme was graced by Livingstone foundation higher secondary school, chairman Dr. Andrew Ahoto. The three-day event culminated Tuesday following prize distribution for kids participating in various competitions. Attending the programme as honoured guest, former All Nagaland College Students Union (ANCSU) presiK Y M C

Former ANCSU president Deon Swu handing over the prize to one of the winner. (NP)

dent Deon Swu on behalf of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dimapur Dr. K. Vikato Kinimi congratulated and lauded the organizing for their tremendous effort in making the event a successful one. Swu in his speech said that such events organized particularly for the children should be held annually for it will allow children to improve their skills, hand and eye coordination, balance, and

overall performance. Congratulating the children who actively participated at the various competitions, Swu lauded their efforts and asked them to do better in their endeavour. Speech was also delivered by Public Action Committee (PAC) convenor and social worker Vekhosayi Nyekha and Runway Nagaland proprietor Nengneithem Hengna

as special guest. The three-day event highlighted more than 20 fun filled activities that included art competition, Karaoke and innovative ideas etc. The event bagged Vungrono R Patton as winner, Bendangyapang and Imlinungsung as second and third winners up. In the art competition pre-school category Imli, Aiyanna and Tuden were bagged first, second and third position, in class A and B category Lentiya, Senchumro and Ajung scored first, second and third position. In class 1 and 2 category Zuchobemo, Moajungla and Imkongsunep were bagged first, second and third position, in Class 3 and 4 category T Mary Wallim, Vungrono and Sumedem were bagged first, second and third position whereas Sungjemlenla and T Mansa Wallim were bagged first and second position respectively in class 5, 6 and 7 category. (Staff Reporter)



Marathon race on plastic pollution

Neilaselie Kire flagging off the marathon race at D’ block colony Kohima on Tuesday. (NP)

(women), Thejangunuo Sachü and Chikamla bagged the first and second positions and, for junior (girls) Thejaneinuo Linyu, Arti and Sneha secured the first, second and third positions. In sub-junior (girls) Angali, Mhasinuo and Anania bagged the first, second and third positions. Chopho Konyak (7 years) was the youngest participants. Meanwhile, secretary D’ block Panchayat, Gilbert Patton said plastic pollution not only affect human but also to land,

rivers and wildlife and the best way to address plastic pollution was by changing mindsets, behavioural changes and educating public through various awareness programme. Chairman D’ block p a n c h aya t , Kev i s a t u o Yhome said organizing such programme would create awareness and impact among the colony residents to reduce or avoid using plastic. The programme was attended by Panchayat leaders, youth leaders, colony residents and others.

Michel Platini plans comeback, legal fight after 4-year FIFA ban

Akmal equals unwanted record of ducks in T20Is

He says “that means I don’t pay this fine” while contesting the human rights case in Strasbourg in his native France. That ongoing sense of injustice, and unpaid debt, could cause FIFA’s ethics committee to impede his return. Platini suggests: “They will try to use what they want so that I don’t come back, I am sure.” Soccer’s world body declined to comment Monday on its rules enforcing payment of fines. FIFA did confirm that Blatter paid his fine of 50,000 Swiss francs ($50,250) first imposed in 2015. Blatter is serving a six-year FIFA ban, upheld by CAS, for authorizing an uncontracted $2-million payment to Platini in 2011. Blatter also extended his former protege’s FIFA pension plan to add more than $1 million by 2015.

Lahore, Oct 8 (IANS): Pakistan’s Umar Akmal has joined former Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan in an unwarranted list of scoring the maximum number of ducks in T20 Internationals. Akmal, who had scored a 0 in the first T20I against Sri Lanka, on Monday returned to the pavilion without troubling the scorers at the Gadaffi Stadium in the second match which the team from the island nation won comfortably by 35 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Akmal now has 10 ducks in 84 T20Is he has played so far for Pakistan and jointly holds the record alongside Dilshan who had same number of ducks in 80 matches for Sri Lanka. Third in the list comes Luke Wright of England who has scored 9 ducks. For India, Rohit Sharma has the maximum number of zeroes as he has scored 6 ducks in 98 T20Is till now.


Kohima, Oct 8 (NPN): To create awareness on harmful effect of plastic pollution, D’ Block Panchayat Kohima organized a marathon race under the theme “Be the solution to plastic pollution” with the participation of young and old people on Tuesday. The race was flagged off by ex- Kohima municipal council councillor, Neilaselie Kire near the colony panchayat hall. Altogether 49 persons participated in the race held

Lo n d o n, O c t 8 (Agencies): Michel Platini is free to work in soccer again on Tuesday morning after his four-year ban by FIFA expires overnight. According to AP, the former UEFA president said Monday he is still unsure where and when he will return, and a comeback will likely force him to first pay FIFA a fine of 60,000 Swiss francs ($60,300) that is three years overdue. Platini told The Associated Press in an interview about his future plans: “I have some idea but it’s difficult to speak today.” The 64-year-old Platini says he can “come back everywhere” but pointed out that the next elections for top roles at FIFA, UEFA and the French football association are “some years ahead.” “I have time, if I come back to this” world, where he was once seen as the heir

in three categories for men and women. In senior categor y (men), Benjamin Patton bagged the first position followed by Dhruba Mandal and Thrilichu Sangtam in 2nd and 3rd positions. In junior categor y (men), Santosh Nembang, Akash Dey and Thejangulie Vizo secured the first, second and third positions. In sub-junior category (men) , Sorito Yim, Keneisevor Vizo and Kunal Chetri finished in first, second and third positions. In senior categor y

Michel Platini (File)

apparent to former FIFA President Sepp Blatter. His current fight is still against the case of financial wrongdoing _ and allegations linked to backdated FIFA salary and pension entitlement _ that ended his bid to succeed Blatter. The charges were upheld so far by two FIFA judicial bodies, the Court of Arbitration for Sport and Switzerland’s supreme court. Platini has challenged the Swiss federal ruling at the European Court of Human Rights.



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Murray to make Grand Slam singles return London, Oct 8 (Agencies): Former world number one Andy Murray will play at next year’s Australian Open in what will be his first Grand Slam singles appearance since undergoing hip surgery, organisers confirmed on Tuesday. According to Reuters, Murray, 32, who has finished runnerup at Melbourne Park five times, was knocked out in the first round at last year’s Australian Open having said before it started that it could be his last tournament. The Scot underwent a career-saving hip resurfacing procedure at the end of January and made his competitive return to tennis in the doubles at Queen’s Club in June, where he won the title with partner Feliciano Lopez. “Confirmed: @ andy_murray will return to compete at the #AusOpen in 2020,” Australian Open organisers said on Twitter, adding in a statement that the three-times major winner would be given a protected ranking of number two. Murray, who is currently ranked 289th in the world, played in the doubles and mixed doubles at Wimbledon, partnering Serena Williams in the latter, and made his singles return in Cincinnati in August.

Indian pacers can deliver on any track, says Bharat Arun Pune, Oct 8 (IANS): India bowling coach Bharat Arun on Tuesday said that all the pacers in the team have the ability to reverse the ball on wickets which offer it, a reason for their success in Test cricket. India rode on Mohammed Shami’s brilliant spell in the second innings of the first Test on a docile pitch in Visakhapatnam when he claimed a five-wicket haul to help the hosts beat South Africa by 203 runs. “South Africa batted exceptionally well in the first innings. In the second innings, there was assistance to Shami’s kind of bowling. And then he came up with a magnificent spell,” Arun told reporters two days ahead of the second rubber here. Chasing a 395-run target, the Proteas lost early wickets and were on the verge of losing the match by a margin of over 250 runs. Dane Piedt (56) and debutant Senuran Muthusamy (49 not out) though stitched together a 91-run stand for the ninth wicket and extended India’s stay on the field. Muthusamy latter joined hands with Kagiso Rabada to add another 30 runs for the last wicket. But

Bharat Arun (File)

their effort was not enough to force a draw and they lost the match to be 0-1 in the three-match series. “Also if you look at how Dane Piedt kept ninth wicket stand and last wicket too... it shows their resistance. “It was a magnificent spell by Shami that put us back in the game. Otherwise given the conditions, it would have been very difficult. We were aware we needed to work really hard to get the result. On that wicket it needs lot of patience,” Arun said. Asked about turning tracks testing the skill of the quicker bowlers, the Indian bowling coach heaped praise on his bowlers and domestic cricket for allowing them to learn the art. “Our bowlers are skillful at reverse swing as when

they play domestic cricket, wickets generally are flat. The outfield is also not at times great. For a bowler to be successful, he needs to learn how to reverse the ball and that’s where our domestic cricket contributes a lot.” Elaborating on why India’s bowling battery is so successful, Arun said: “There is definitely a chance for the pacers on any track provided they have the necessary skills, and our fast bowlers have done extremely well over the last couple of years, abroad and at home. “Indian wickets most of the times assist spin and that’s when they become more conducive for reverse swing. “All our bowlers are pretty good at reverse swing and that’s why we are so successful.” Arun also said that the team management never dictates the kind of wickets to be prepared as their aim is to be successful on any given track. “We don’t ask for the kind of wickets we get. For us to be a number one team in the world, we’ve got to accept and play on any wicket that’s on offer. Even when we go abroad, we hardly look at the wicket.

Mandhana ruled out of South Africa ODI series

Va d o da r a , O c t 8 (PTI): The Indian women’s team was on Tuesday dealt with a major blow as opener Smriti Mandhana was ruled out of the three-match ODI series against South Africa beginning here on Wednesday due to an injury. The 23-year-old suffered a fracture in her right

toe after being struck by a ball during a net session on Sunday forcing her out of the series. Seam bowling all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar has been drafted in as her replacement. Head coach WV Raman said a call on Mandhana’s return will be taken based on the assessment of the physios at the

NCA. “It is a mild fracture. It’s difficult to fix the timeline as she still needs to get an MRI done. There is some swelling and it has to die down for the MRI to be taken. An assessment can be made only after that, Raman said at the pre-match a press conference. Captain Mithali Raj

said Mandhana’s absence will give opportunities for other players. “She (Mandhana) is an experienced player. But other players have scored a lot of runs in the domestic games. This series is not part of the ICC Women’s Championship. So that way it’s a chance for us to try out new players”.

Stuttgart (Germany), Oct 8 (IANS): None of the male Indian gymnasts could qualify for the finals in both the all-round and individual events of the 49th World Artistic Gymnastic Championships here on Tuesday. The women’s side comprising Pranati Nayak, Pranati Das and Aruna Reddy also met a similar fate as all of them failed to make it to the finals of the individual events. Yogeshwar Singh was the best-placed Indian in the all-round qualification, finishing at the 92nd spot after scoring 76.097, while 2010 Asian Games bronze medallist Ashish Kumar (73.632) and Aditya Rana (73.098) ended at the 122nd and 128th spots respectively. In floor exercise qualification, Ashish (13.500), Aditya (13.000) and Yogeshwar (12.866) finished at the 77th, 125th and 136th spots respectively while Yogeshwar (12.700) finished at 75th place, Aditya (10.533) and Ashish (10.100) ended at 173rd and 182nd respectively in the pommel horse qualification. K Y M C


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Kom enters quarterfinals of World C’ships

Mary Kom in action against Jutamas Jitpong. (BFI)

good measure of her opponent before taking control of the proceedings. Mary Kom, chasing her first world medal in the 51kg division, picked up pace in the second round and was especially sharp with her counter-attacks. Even after the initial

two rounds, Mary Kom’s Thai opponent did not c h a n ge h e r a p p r o a c h and continued to charge her. However, she clearly looked tired and Mary Kom took advantage of it by using her immense experience. The 36-year-old won

Angry Bale wants to leave Real

Loyem memorial trophy from October 10

Ulan-Ude (Russia), Oct 8 (PTI): Six-time champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) on Tuesday advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Women’s Boxing Championships after a hard-fought victory in the last-16 stage here. Mary Kom triumphed

Lo n d o n , O c t 8 (Agencies): Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is “angry” and “fed up” at the Spanish giants and wants to leave the club, according to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Guillem Balague. Bale had been set to join Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning on a three-year contract in the summer - earning a reported £1m a week - but Real cancelled the deal because they wanted a transfer fee. In July, Real manager Zinedine Zidane said “we hope he leaves soon”, a comment to which Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett replied: “Zidane is a disgrace - he shows no respect for a player that has done so much for Real Madrid.” Bale has won four Champions Leagues, one La Liga title, a Copa del Rey and three Uefa Super Cups and Club World Cups during his time at Real, scoring more than 100 goals. After the collapse of his move to China, the 30-year-old Wales interna-

5-0 against Thailand’s Jutamas Jitpong, a spunky boxer who kept the veteran on her toes with an aggressive approach but just did not connect enough. The third-seeded Indian, who got a bye in the opening round, spent the first three minutes getting a

Bale has won four Champions League with Real Madrid.

tional pulled out of a preseason game in Munich - understood to be because he was not in the right mental state to play. He has returned to the Real team this season, scoring twice in seven matches as they have moved to the top of La Liga. But he was left out of the squad for last week’s Champions League game against Club Bruges, before returning to the starting line-up for the 4-2 win against Granada on Saturday. “Gareth Bale

is fed up,” said Balague. “He can do this no longer. At a time when he began to stand out, knowing that as he plays matches his fitness would be sharpened, he suddenly had to watch the game against Bruges in the stands. Nobody knows why. “He is angry, confused. When Zidane returned to the club, he decided he did not want Bale, without anyone having offered a clear reasoning”, Balague said.

DI M A P U R , O CT 8 (NPN): The 27th Loyem Memorial Trophy organized by Confederation of Chang Students’ Union (CCSU) will commence from October 10 at Loyem memorial ground, Tuensang. Advisor, Department of Under Developed Areas (DUDA) Bongkhao Konyak will grace the inaugural function as special guest. The Loyem Memorial Trophy is held annually in memory of late Loyem Chang. The winner of the tournament will receive Rs. 2.10 lakh while the runners-up will receive Rs 1.10 lakh. Winners of individuals award such as golden boot, golden glove and golden ball will receive a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 each. Four semifinalists will also receive Rs. 25000 each, informed the organiser.

Loved the competition against Wenger: Ferguson Manchester, Oct 8 (IANS): Legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed Arsene Wenger as “an absolute legend” at a special tribute night for the former Arsenal boss. The pair crossed swords several times during their careers as they dominated English football in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The rivalry spilled over into bust-ups several times, including what became known as ‘Pizzagate’, when Ferguson was struck in the face by a slice of pizza in the tunnel after his Manchester United side ended Arsenal’s 49-game unbeaten run. But addressing his old adversary via video at the annual Nordoff Robbins charity award dinner, Ferguson said: “The career you had as a manager at Arsenal was absolutely fantastic - an absolute legend. “I loved the competition against you. We had some great times and it’s wonderful you’re getting this award tonight. So good luck, my blessing with you.” Wenger was named a ‘Legend of Football’ at the

Alex Ferguson hailed Arsene Wenger as “an absolute legend”.

event which celebrated his career, with the Frenchman enjoying a 21-year tenure with the Gunners, guiding them to three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups and seven Community Shields. Ferguson’s caustic jibes towards the former Monaco head coach, who arrived at Arsenal as a virtual unknown from Nagoya Grampus Eight, also included: “He’s a novice. He should keep his opinions to Japanese football.”

Wenger too had his moments when he lost it with the former United boss, insisting once he would “never speak about that man again”. But relations have c l e a r ly t h awe d , w i t h Wenger being presented with a special memento by Sir Alex and Jose Mourinho as he led out the Gunners for his final game against United in April 2018. Wenger, 69, has been linked with a number of jobs since leaving Arsenal

but has so far stayed away from the limelight and says he is unsure whether he will ever make a return to management. Ferguson himself has been a past recipient of the ‘Legends of Football’ award, which has been handed out since 1996. Others who have been honoured include Sir Kenny Dalglish, Alan Shearer, Eric Cantona, Mourinho, Ryan Giggs, Pele, David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard.

her last World Championships gold medal in New Delhi, 2018. Among her many accolades, Mary Kom has one Asian Games gold medal, four Asian Championships gold medals and one Commonwealth Games gold. However, there was disappointment for India when former silver-medallist Saweety Boora (75kg) lost her pre-quarterfinal bout in a split decision despite a valiant fight. Boora was up against second-seeded Welshwoman Lauren Price. Price is a European Games goldmedallist and fetched a bronze in the last edition of the world showpiece. She is also the reigning Commonwealth Games champion besides, being a three-time bronzemedallist at the European Championships. With a fancied opponent like Price, it was never going to be easy for the Indian but she put her best foot forward. Boora seemed unfazed by her rival’s reputation and managed to match her punch for punch for most part of the bout. However, in the final analysis, the judges ruled 3-1 in Price’s favour.

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KVSU, CTYO in NSF Trophy last eight Correspondent

KOHIMA, Oct 8 (NPN): KVSU Kohima village and Chumu Town Youth Organization (CTYO) reached the quarterfinals of the 20th NSF Martyr’s Memorial Trophy 2019 at Kohima local ground on Tuesday. KVSU Kohima village beat Phesama Youth Organisation via tie-breaker 5-3 after the match ended in a goalless draw. Phesema YO had hard time in the field as they failed to find the back of the net despite dominating the game. With this win, KVSU will play MVYO Meriema in the second quarterfinal match on October 11. Earlier, CTYO defeated Amicis Unitum FC 2-1. Chumu Town Youth Organization striker Khiusumew opened the scoring in the 21st minute, while Limakumzuk added the second in the 64th minute. A late goal from L.Nokoi for Amicis Unitum FC was not enough as CTYO hold on the nerves to win the match at the end of the final whistle. In the quarterfinal on October 10, CTYO will play Centurion FC Kohima Village. On Monday, Rabindra

Players of KVSU (white and blue) and Phesama YO in action at Kohima local ground on Tuesday. (NP)

Meitei scored a hat-trick as the defending champions Centurion FC beat Phezoucha Youth Organisation 3 0 to enter the quarterfinals. In the second match, last edition runners up MVYO Meriema continued their good form with a 6-1 win over Tyrants FC.

Exhibition match on October 9: An exhibition match will be played between the Angami Students’ Union and Angami Youth Organisation on October 9 at 2 pm. First class contractors Vilelie Khamo will grace the occasion as match patron.

Federer wins Shanghai Masters opener

Beijing, Oct 8 ( Agencies): Roger Federer started his Shanghai Masters campaign by exacting revenge on Albert Ramos Vinolas to progress to the third round. Federer, whose only previous matches since his US Open campaign ended in a thrilling five-set defeat to Grigor Dimitrov were at the Laver Cup, saw off an opponent he lost to at the same stage in 2015 in relatively straightforward fashion. The 20-time grand slam champion, who was hindered by back problems in his loss to Dimitrov, needed only an hour and 24 minutes to see off Ramos Vinolas 6-2, 7-6 (7-5). It was far from vintage Federer, as he committed 31 unforced errors. However, Ramos Vinolas, who knocked out Marin Cilic in Roger Federer celebrates after winning the first round. (PTI) the opening round, never looked to have the firepow- with either David Goffin or the second-set tie-break, but won six of the next seven er to pull off another shock Mikhail Kukushkin. Federer trailed 4-1 in points to secure his progresas Federer set up a clash

Classic Cup from Nov 4

DI M A P U R , O c t 8 (NPN): The 25th edition of Classic Cup 2019 football tournament will commence from November 4 at Khuochiezie (Local ground) Kohima. All former champion teams have been invited for participation. Meanwhile, in continuation of the silver jubilee celebration, the prize money of this year tournament, the prize money for the champion and runners-up has been enhanced to Rs 3 lakh and 2 lakh respectively and Rs. 50,000 each for the two semi-final loser teams. Attractive cash prizes will also be awarded to individual un various categories. The entry forms will be available from October 14 at M/s Sports World, old taxi stand main town, M/s Vaude Ville Hardware at Dzuvuru, opposite Belho Gas Agency,Kohima and M/s Global Sports at Dr.KKAngami complex, Midland Kohima. The last date of submission of entry forms will be October 28 before 4 pm. Further information can be contacted at 9436001089 and 8257829170.

sion as he seeks a third title in Shanghai. “I got out the blocks quick, played a good match,” the 38-year-old said afterwards. “Ramos had his chances in that tie-break up 4-1, that was a nice comeback there.” The likelihood of Federer, who sent down 32 winners, needing a comeback at any stage did not seem high when he breezed through the first set. He dropped only two points on serve and was clinical in taking his opportunities when returning, breaking Ramos Vinolas three times. The Spaniard proved more obdurate in the second, however, with neither player having an opportunity to break serve. A repeat of Ramos Vinolas’ success of four years ago looked a possibility when he forged ahead in the tiebreak, but Federer was not to be denied and moved a step closer to a 29th Masters 1000 title.

Tokyo Olympics: India to host 3×3 basketball qualifiers

Players in action during a match. (AP)

Mies (Switzerland), Oct 8 (IANS): India will be hosting the 3x3 basketball qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in March next year, basketball world governing body FIBA has announced. The tournament will feature 40 teams (20 in each gender), the location for which will be announced later. Six tickets (three per gender) to next year Olympics will be awarded at the olympic qualifying tournament, said FIBA in a press release. “It is a great honour to host

such an important event in India and to see our players give it all on home soil for a berth to the first-ever 3x3 Olympic tournament,” said Basketball Federation of India (BFI) President Govindaraj Kempareddy. “We are delighted to host the Olympic qualifying tournament in India”, FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said. “Following the successful organisation of two consecutive FIBA Women’s Asia Cup in Bangalore by the BFI, we are looking forward to organis-

ing now a key 3x3 event in a country where our new Olympic discipline already has a strong fanbase.” In addition to the host teams, the remaining of the 40 participating teams are qualified via the FIBA rankings and the results of the FIBA World Cup held in Amsterdam. On June 9, 2017, 3x3 was added to the Olympic Program and the discipline will be making its Olympic debut in Japan next year where eight-team tournaments will be held for men and women.

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