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Dead body recovered

Dimapur, August 17: Dimapur police recovered one unidentified male dead body (non-Naga) aged around 45 years from Rail Bazar on August 16.

The victim wore a grey shirt with a faded jean pants. On preliminary investigation, no foul play detected over the dead body. The victim is suspected to be a beggar and may have died due to illness or starvation.

The dead body is kept at Civil Hospital Morgue for PM examination and identification.

(Page News Service)


NSCN (K) refutes AR's claim

Dimapur, August 17: The NSCN (K) has refuted the Assam Rifles claimed that one Naga Army was neutralized and another sustained critical injury during the exchange of fire at AR outpost at Anatonger as "complete distortion of facts".

PRO, NSCN/GPRN, Col.Isak Sumi said the Naga Army field unit sneaked up the AR outpost at Anatonger as close as six metres and after minute observation of the presence of several AR jawans in one particular barrack launched five minutes spontaneous (non-stop) attack with sub-machine guns and retreated unscathed before the AR could make any retaliation.

The NSCN (K) PRO claimed that high casualty on the AR is suspected "as witnessed from resounding painful groans inside the targeted barrack."

"However, the indiscriminate bombardment of the vicinity by AR using mortars long after Naga Army retreated from the encounter as usual has endangered the lives of innocent civilians," the PRO said.

The NSCN (K) urged the AR authority to teach it's jawans to differentiate between civilians and combatants in the future.

(Page News Service)


Road closure below NHAK today

Dimapur, August 17: The Deputy Commissioner of Kohima, Rovilatuo Mor, IAS has informed the general public that in view of the landslide/sinking area below the Naga Hospital Authority, Kohima, the road between the NHAK and Para Medical junction, Kohima will be closed from 10 am to 4 pm on August 18 to undertake road improvement work.

The DC requested all vehicle owners/taxis not to take the road below NHAK during the closure period. (Page News Service)


State to observe Sadbhavana Diwas on Aug 20

Dimapur, August 17: Along with the rest of the country, Nagaland will observe 'Sadbhavana Diwas' on August 20. The theme of Sadbhavana is to promote National integration and communal harmony among people of all religions, languages and regions.

The idea behind observance of 'Sadbhavana Diwas' is to eschew violence and to promote goodwill among the people.

State Chief Secretary, Pankaj Kumar IAS, in an office memorandum, has requested all concerned departments to organize appropriate function in their office and administer the Sadbhavana Day pledge. He has directed all departments that instruction be issued to all subordinate offices under its jurisdiction to observe Sadbhavana Diwas, including Nagaland Houses (outside State Guest House).

In a separate circular issued by the Secretary, Home Department, Bendangkokba informed that the Sadbhavana Diwas pledge is to be taken on August 20 at 11 a.m. in the Secretariat conference hall where all the officers and staff of the Civil Secretariat have been requested to take part in the function.

(Page News Service)


Khekaho inspects DPRO Dimapur office

Dimapur, August 17: Parliamentary Secretary IPR, Khekaho Assumi visited the District Public Relation Officers' Office Dimapur today and inspected all the office rooms and considering urgent need to prevent further damage of the office building, assured for major renovation during the current financial year.

On his maiden visit to DPRO Dimapur Office, Khekaho gave his word for equipping the office with updated sound system, to enable the office to cater to the needs of the government as well as the public.

On being appraised by the technical section for urgent requirements during different functions and programs, the parliamentary secretary IPR assured to look into the matter with all seriousness.

Acknowledging Dimapur district as the busiest district with numerous government programs and activities being carried out, Khekaho said that he would do his best in his capacity as Parliamentary Secretary IPR, and provide the required infrastructures. He also called upon the staff of DPRO Dimapur to bring a positive change by extending their cooperation and by being sincere and dedicated to their assigned duties.

DPRO Dimapur Lolano P. Khuvung expressed gratitude to the Parliamentary Secretary IPR, for showing his concern for the Department by personally visiting the office and enquiring the needs and problems faced by the staffs.

"This is the first ever visit by any Parliamentary Secretary or Minister incharge of IPR and your visit would surely boost and motivate us to work more for the welfare of Dimapur district and the state in general", she mentioned.

Describing Khekaho as young, energetic and a dynamic person, Lolano was optimistic that under his leadership the department would certainly see a radical change in the days to come. (Page News Service)


The Green Caravan: Assisting local farmers and artisans

Kohima, August 17: Nagaland boasts of fertile lands abundant in natural resources and skilled artisans. However, a fact remains that there is lack of means to promote these assets, which has always created a huge dent in proper utilization of these resources. But thanks to the initiative of some enterprising young Nagas, farmers and artisans may soon be able to market their products without having to undergo the hassle of personally taking them to commercial sites, which is economically not viable.

Khriehu Liezietsu, Parliamentary Secretary, Youth Resources & Sports, New & Renewable Energy (NRE)& Music Task Force (MTF), and Chairman Kohima District Planning and Development Board, launched The Green Caravan; a joint venture of  Zynorique Initiatives and 10th Northern Angami 1 A/C on June 5, 2015.

The Green Caravan has started assisting villages in Nagaland in a phase-wise manner. The purpose of the venture is to create economic opportunity by buying handicrafts, handloom and organic vegetable produce by helping to set up market linkages for the villages. Besides this, The Green Caravan will also be a mobile platform to promote awareness on environmental issues in rural areas and impart information and skill upgrading training in villages.

This initiative is aimed at easing the burden of farmers who do not have proper market linkages and encourage the youths to set up handloom /handicraft units in the villages.

MME33 will purchase and market the handloom /handicraft products.

The venture would benefit the common people especially the youths and the farmers as the need of the hour is to encourage private entrepreneurs, promote traditional handloom/handicrafts and help to market organic produce thereby creating an economy for the villages in Nagaland.

A pick-up truck (Mahindra Bolero) was donated to Zynorique Initiatives. This is managed by Vikuotuolie Michael Dzüvichü with Bohoto as the driver. Interested entrepreneurs/villages who would like to link to the network can contact Michael on 9402205272 or email zynorique@gmail.com

(Page News Service)


CHSS&C Freshers' Meet held

Dimapur, August 17: The Cornerstone Higher Secondary School and college celebrated its Freshers' Meet on August 14 last. It was a combined meet for both the college and HSS.

The highlights of the programme were songs and dances by the students. Sentisangla Imsong, the Principal, delivered the exhortation.

In the programme, Imsi Walling and Anukali of BA 1st semester were declared as Mr and Miss Freshers for Cornerstone college and Lanuakham and Imlijungla of Class XI Com as Mr and Miss Freshers for Cornerstone Hr. Sec. School. (Page News Service)


Depts appoints RTI officials

Dimapur, August 17: The Nagaland Public Service Commission has notified that the following officers have been appointed as Appellate Authority (AA) & Public Information Officer (PIO) in the Nagaland Public Service Commission for performing functions under the Right to Information Act, 2005 with immediate effect.

(i) Appellate Authority (AA) - Sarah R. Ritse, Secretary, Nagaland Public Service Commission Nagaland, Kohima.

(ii) Public Information Officer (PIO) - Asangla Imti, Under Secretary, Nagaland Public Service Commission Nagaland, Kohima.

Social Welfare Dept

The Government of Nagaland has designated the following officers as Appellate Authority, Public Information Officer and Assistant Public Information Officer for performing functions under the said Act in respect of the Social Welfare Department with immediate effect:

1. Administrative Level Information:

(i) Appellate Authority (AA) - Dellirose M. Sakhrie IAS, Secretary

(ii) Public Information Officer (PIO) - Z. Nyusietho Nyuthe, Jt. Secretary

(iii) Assistant Public Information Officer (APIO): I. Tongpanglong, Section Officer

2. Directorate Level Information

(i) Appellate Authority (AA) - Merangtsungba Aier, Director of Social Welfare

(ii) Public Information Officer (PIO) - Kewe-u Kenye, Officer on Special Duty

3. SCPS Level Information

(i) Appellate Authority (AA) - Z. Nyusietho Nyuthe, Society Director

(ii) Assistant Public Information Officer (APIO) - Neinguvotuo Krose, Legal cum Probation Officer

4. NSSWB Level Information:

(i) Public Information Officer (PIO) - Daisy Mezhur, Secretary NSSWB (Page News Service)


Nagas in Myanmar prepares for November 8 polls

Dimapur, August 17: Nagas living under Myanmar are preparing to take serious active part in the Myanmar general elections scheduled on November 8. From the Nagas, 26 candidates would be contesting for 12 seats in Naga areas under Myanmar.

According to Naga Students' Organisation (Myanmar), after the 2008 constitution of Myanmar recognized the "Naga Self-Administered Zone" the 2010 general elections in Myanmar, which passed off without active and any party forms of the Nagas, this time Nagas are with confidence actively working to take part in the election process and to elect a strong leader who can work for Nagas genuinely.

In a press release, NSO (Myanmar) general secretary TM Konyak said in the three townships of Layshi, Lahe and Nunyon, which come under the Naga Self-Administered Zone (NSAZ), nine candidates each from the ruling Union Solidarity Development Party (USDP) and opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) would be contesting the elections.

In Khamti town, there are three Independent candidates, one USDP, one NLD and one from National United Party. In the Upper House (Amyotha Hluttaw), one candidate each from USDP and NLD would be contesting for a single seat.

The NSO said Nagas are speculating that U Hla Tun would become the chairman of NSAZ if USDP, the ruling party, wins the general elections, while U Luyong would become the chairman if the opposition party, NLD, wins the elections.

Informing that Nagas in Myanmar are praying to elect strong leaders who could usher in peace and development to the neglected Naga inhabited areas in Myanmar, the NSO (Myanmar) appealed to the western Naga brethrens to extend their moral and prayer support for a peaceful and successful general elections. (Page News Service)


NTC meets Governor

Dimapur, August 17: The officials of the Nagaland Tribes Council today met the Governor of Nagaland and Assam at Raj Bhavan, Kohima and had a very cordial and fruitful interaction on some pertinent and crucial issues.

A press release issued by the NTC media cell appreciated the magnanimity and clarity of the Governor on the welfare and interest of the citizens of the State and expressed sincere hope to see positive changes under his guidance. 

(Page News Service)






























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