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Govt working normally, says CS on political crisis

Kohima, January 26: Amid the political crisis within the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) for the past 22 days, Nagaland Chief Secretary C J Ponraj has said that the issue has not affected the functioning of the bureaucracy.

"The functioning of the state bureaucracy is normal and none of the file is pending because of the internal political crisis of the ruling NPF," Ponraj told media on the sidelines of a function here on Saturday.

He said even as 11 ministers and parliamentary secretaries resigned while seven others were sacked by the Chief Minister because of the internal issue, the duties of vacant departments had been taken over by Chief Minister and all files were being accordingly processed through him.

"As bureaucrats we are being governed by certain rules and procedures and therefore we have to follow it," he said.

The internal crisis for change of leadership came to the open on January 5 with 22 NPF legislators rebelling and camping at Sovima in Dimapur district.

While the chief minister divested eight legislators of their portfolios, 11 of the dissident of the group resigned from the posts declaring support to new leader G Kaito Aye.

The dissident group staked claim with the Governor P B Acharya to form the government under the leadership of Kaito while the state cabinet recommended for summoning of special session on Assembly for trial of strength.

However, the Governor is yet to take any decision on both the matters.

Zeliang has been claiming that he has support of 52 DAN legislators in the 60-member Assembly.

DAN comprise of 38 NPF, 4 BJP one each NCP and JD(U) while eight Independent MLAs are also supporting the government. (PTI)


Guv greets

Dimapur, January 26: Governor of Nagaland  P B Acharya has extended greetings to the Kachari community on the occasion of Bushu festival.

On this occasion, he urged upon the Kachari community to celebrate the festival in a befitting manner to promote and strengthen the unity and better understanding among the people.

He also wished that the post harvest festival would bring peace and progress to the Kachari community and strengthen the bond of love and unity in the society. (Page News Service)


AI informs passengers

Dimapur, January 26: In view of the cancellation of AI709/710 (CCU/DMU/CCU) of January 26 and to accommodate the stranded passenger, there would be an operation of Airbus flight with (168-seater economy class) version under the following timings: AI 709 :- DEP CCU 1015 ETA DMU 1145 and AI 710 :- DEP DMU 1215 ETA CCU 1335.

All stranded passenger of January 26 as well as the schedule flight passengers of January 27 have been requested to report for their check-in formalities by 10 a.m. to avoid further inconvenience. (Page News Service)


No Nagaland in R'Day tableaux in Delhi

Dimapur, January 26: Nagaland was among the 13 states that went unrepresented in showcasing their heritage through tableaux at the 66th Republic Day celebrations in the national capital that saw US President Barack Obama as the first-ever American President to be the chief guest.

Majority of non-BJP ruled states like Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, went unrepresented, while Rajasthan and Punjab, where BJP is in power or shares power with its ally Shiromani Akali Dal, were surprisingly not among the 16 states that displayed their rich culture through their tableaux.

Most of the north-eastern states like Nagaland, Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya and Mizoram, besides Himachal Pradesh and NCT of Delhi also went unrepresented at the Republic Day celebrations in the national capital. (Page News Service)


Republic Day celebrated across Nagaland

Dimapur, January 26: Dimapur joined the rest of the nation to commemorate the 66th Republic Day of India here at the Dimapur District Sports Complex with DC of Dimapur, Wezope Kenye as the Chief Guest for the programme.

On the occasion, Kenye dwelt on a wide range of subjects in his speech, and cautioned people that while they draw satisfaction from and take pride in the achievements, they also have to commit themselves to meeting the challenges lay ahead with renewed energy and dedication.

The programme also showcased a wide range of colorful cultural programme put up by different tribes and communities and a dog show by the 22nd Army Dog Unit in which the special capabilities of the dogs were displayed, which included detection of explosives, identification of miscreants by smelling besides various other skills and the endeavor received a great applause from the viewers.

It was a well received programme except that the unavailability of Parliamentary Secretary, Vikho-O Yhoshu who was supposed to attend the programme as the Chief Guest in the first place instead of Dimapur Deputy Commissioner, Wezope Kenye.

As a mark of celebration the chief guest gave away the Dimapur District Citation Award 2014 for best Decoration to DABA, DRDA, DMC and Business Association of Nagas and for outstanding performance and contribution during Dimapur Night Carnival to Akihito and Katrina Rude, Proprietor of The Garden, Ajano & Lawence, Proprietor of Nagaland Printing Solution and Ato Y. Achumi.

The chief guest later inspected the exhibition stall that were put on display by various departments, Self Help Groups and other establishments.

An exhibition football match was also played between Dobashi XI and Goanboras XI in the evening. The day long celebration concluded with the beating of Retreat by 29th Assam Rifle Band.


The 66th Republic Day was celebrated at parade ground Tuensang with Parliamentary Secretary for School Education, Yitachu as the chief guest.

The day started with flag hoisting of National flags in all the government, private buildings and business establishments.

The parade consisted of 12 contingents' including a band combined of NAP and Hauhyang Chuba band. The contingents included: DEF Tsg, 3rd Bn NAP, VG Tsg village, VG Hakchang Village, Ex- Servicemen, 2nd Platoon NCC, Sao Chang college, 1st JD Troop GHSS Tsg, NCC 17th  Alpha JD troop Loyem Memorial High School, 3rd NAP High School Bharat Scouts & Guides, Samaritan Open troop and St. John's School. DIG NAP reviewed the contingents.

The chief guest inspected the parade.


With the rest of the country, the 66th Republic Day was celebrated with national fervour at Imkongmeren Sports Complex, Mokokchung with Minister for Power, C. Kipili Sangtam as the chief guest. He unfurled the tri-color and addressed the people.

The celebration began by hoisting the National flag in all government/semi government/ educational institutions at 6 a.m. in the morning.

After the ceremonial function, Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung, Sushil Kumar Patel inaugurated the exhibition stalls set up at the main venue to mark the celebration of the Day.

Earlier on the occasion, Officers and staff of Assistant General Manager, Regional Office (SBI) Mokokchung visited Dr. Imkongmeren Memorial District Hospital, T.B Ward and District Jail and distributed sweets and other food items to the patients and inmates with Republic greetings.


With the rest of the Nation, the 66th Republic Day was celebrated at local ground Wokha, with Minister for Forest, Environment & Wildlife, Nagaland, Dr. Neikiesalie Kire as the chief guest.

Highlights of the function included presentation of folk song by Wokha Village C Khel women cultural club, Phiro cultural club and dance by Moses & Jackline. Altogether seven parade contingents took part in the March past. Earlier feeding of Jail Inmates by GM, DIC, Dr. Motsuo Memorial District Hospital by DPO (Land Resources), Mhondamo memorial Hospital by ADS and 17th Assam Rifles Hospital by DEO (Education).

Later the chief guest inaugurated the stalls put up by various departments and Self Help Groups.


Along with the rest of the country Peren District celebrated 66th Republic Day at New DC Complex Peren with Nukluktoshi, Minister for Soil, National Highway & Mechanical Engineering as the chief guest. He unfurled the National Flag and delivered the Republic Day speech.

The chief guest took salute from five parade contingents which included DEF Peren, 9th IRB, Bass Band, 18th Assam Rifles, Sainik School Punglwa, NCC GHSS Peren. Highlights of the programme included special number from Albert N. Hau & friends, cultural dance was presented by J.N.V Peren.


8 beneficiaries receives financial assistance

Dimapur, January 26: In commemoration of the 66th Republic Day celebration, the Mangkolemba Sub-Divisional Planning & Development Board members provided financial assistance to eight beneficiaries who were identified with the assistance of the Adhoc Town Council Committee belonging to the few lesser privileged citizens of Mangkolemba town.

The funds provided to them was generated through the good will contribution from the members of the SDPDB Mangkolemba.

The beneficiaries are Mr & Mrs Mapu, Sungratsu Village, Entsungkong Ward; Mrs Lolensangla (Widow), Mongchen Village, Hokiyong Ward; Mrs. Merenmongla (Widow), Yimjenkimong Village, Nokyu ward; Mrs. Jakjemtula (widow), Khar village, Satihit Ward; Mrs. Chandra Kumari (widow), Nepali, Luyong ward; Mr & Mrs. Imkongsangba, Khar village, Kumpani Ward; Mrs. Pursenla (widow), Yaongyimsen village, Mango ward and Miss. Awala (orphan), Moayimti Village, Mango ward. (Page News Service)


DPON greets

Dimapur, January 26: The Dimasa Public Organization, Nagaland has greeted all the Dimasas of different villages in Nagaland on the occasion of Bishu (Bushu) festival of the Dimasas, which is celebrated with great enthusiasm every year on January 27.

In a greeting, DPON president, K Naben on behalf of Dimasa Public Organization of Nagaland extended heartiest greeting on the auspicious post harvest festival.

Every tribe is identified by its culture and traditions and Bishu(Bushu) festival is the ingredient of Dimasa culture. May the happiness and joy of the festivity see through the year with the hope for brighter and prosperous year ahead, the DPON prayed. (Page News Service)


NSCN (IM) condoles

Dimapur, January 26: The NSCN (IM) has expressed grief at the demise of Setong Sena,  former Minister of Arunachal Pradesh who passed away on January 25.

It said that the NSCN (IM) respects him as he was sincerely serving the public throughout his life, adding his contribution to the general public would be cherished for all the time to come.

The organization also extended deepest sympathy to the bereaved family for the great lost. It further prayed that Lord would comfort and give strength to his kith and kin to overcome the sorrows and that his soul rest in peace. (Page News Service)


































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