Night Carnival 2014 from Nov 30
November 24: Coinciding with the festive season and the
annual Hornbill festival, the Kohima Chamber of Commerce
and Industries (KCCI) with the support of the Government
of Nagaland will be organising the 'Kohima Night
Carnival 2014" from November 30 to December 10
Kohima Night Carnival will be held in two different
locations from 5 pm till 9 pm for the designated 11
the participation of business establishments, churches,
NGOs, Self Help Groups etc, the Carnival will have
approximately 90 to 100 stalls along the stretch from
Old MLA junction to Razhü point, while the carnival at
High School Junction will have about 70 stalls.
media persons at KCCI office Monday evening, president
KCCI Jabou Sekhose said this year's carnival will also
feature indigenous games at Old MLA Junction and live
band performances and entertainment at new NST.
organisers also have a pilot project to make some
provisions for sanitation along the whole carnival
stretch as well as at High School junction.
was also informed that traffic diversion from Y-junction
will start from 4:00 pm and no vehicles will be allowed
to park along the carnival stretch. To this end, the
organisers have appealed to the citizens of Kohima and
vehicle owners to follow the local ground and D-block
will also be enforcing strict prohibition on sale of any
alcohol or intoxicants in any form. Defaulters will be
booked and their license cancelled immediately.
has also constituted a separate Price Control and
Quality Control committee for the carnival and stalls
owners have been asked to put a board outside their
stalls with their list of items and prices.
will also be a competition for best decorated building
and best shops/stalls basing on the ethnicity of their
products and food.
secretary KCCI, Dr. Seyievilie and Joint secretary, KCCI,
Akhou Keditsu also addressed the briefing.
Mokokchung visits coal mining areas
November 24: Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung, Sushil
Kumar Patel, IAS visited the coal mining areas in
Mangkolemba sub-division of the District on November 22.
interaction with Merayim village people, the DC lauded
the efforts of Changki Village Council for imposing
total ban on coal mining in its jurisdiction. He
appreciated the Changki Village Council for the
environment concerned decision.
DC also visited the on- going coal mining in Khar
village area where rat-hole mining is being undertaken
rampantly. He expressed grave concern over the
unscientific way of mining and serious impact it would
cause on the eco system of the region.
seen the entire mining areas, the DC was of the opinion
that the mining areas are the major catchment areas for
drinking water in the region.
EE (PHED), Mokokchung N. Yanger Pongen, who accompanied
the team concurred with the views of the DC over the
impact of coal mining on drinking water in the region.
Commissioner, Mokokchung expressed serious concern over
the failure of villagers to undertake area
rehabilitation after the mining.
directed all the administration officers to stop issuing
'No Objection Certificate (NOC)' for coal mining from
their respective offices and henceforth NOC has to be
issued centrally by the DC Mokokchung and NOC issued by
out-post administration officers would be considered
DC Mokokchung was accompanied by SDO (Civil) HQ Rajesh
IAS and SDO (Civil) Mangkolemba, Renbomo during the
visit. (Page News Service)
November 24: The assistant general secretary of All
Nagaland Aggrieved Hindi Teachers' Association (ANAHTA),
Kiyakhrielie Miario has resigned from the post "due
to some misunderstanding with my co-members".
Speaker to inaugurate photo exhibition
November 24: Lok Sabha Speaker, Sumitra Mahajan will
inaugurate the Nagaland Legislative Assembly photo
exhibition on November 29 at the Assembly complex in
commemoration of the 50 years anniversary celebration of
the Nagaland Legislative Assembly.
exhibition shall be open to public for viewing on
Pass for NLA 50th year celebration
NLA has informed all the invitees, ex-IBMs, ex-MLAs,
ex-MP, AHoDs, HoDs, delegates and family members of ex-IBMs,
ex-MLAs, press & media to collect Car Pass from
reception counter at the Main Gate of NLA from November
Secretary, NLA, AE Lotha informed that no vehicles
without Car Pass issued by the Assembly Secretariat
shall be allowed to enter the main gate. Vehicles with
Car Pass 1 (VVIPs) shall enter through Gate I and
vehicles with Car Pass 2 (VIPs) shall be parked near the
Legislators Home entrance Gate. Vehicles with Car Pass 3
(AHoDs/HoDs, press and media) and Car Pass 4 (Assembly
Secretariat officers and staff) shall be parked inside
the Gate II.
all who cannot obtain the Car Pass can collect from the
reception counter at the Main Gate on November 29 by
producing relevant ID cards or other supporting
any related queries, one can contact the Control Room:
8575026037/ 8575026035/ 8575261260.
Pass for PM's visit
November 24: The Directorate of Information & Public
Relations has informed media persons to submit
applications to the Director, IPR, for obtaining
security passes to cover the Prime Minister's visit on
December 1 during Hornbill Festival 2014.
security passes shall be issued only to media persons
accredited with the
Government and State governments.
applications should reach the office of the Directorate
of Information & Public Relations on or before
November 26 for onward submission to the concerned
Festival held at Sekrezu
November 24: A biodiversity festival organized by the
North East Network (NEN) with New Creation Ministry (NCM)
was held at Sekrezu in Phek district on November 22.
Around 200 farmers from different farming communities of
Sekrezu area and Chizami in Nagaland, and West Khasi
Hills of Meghalaya participated in the event.
of NPMHR, Niengulo Krome graced the event as the guest
of honour, and Hewoto Sema, DAO Phek and Dr Carl Rangad,
NESFAS Meghalaya facilitated the technical sessions.
the introduction to the Biodiversity Festival, also
commemorating the UN FAO's International Year of Family
Farming, Seno Tsuhah of NEN said the event is an
initiative 'to celebrate and acknowledge the ecological
agricultural practice, the rich agrobiodiversity in our
farmlands, traditional food and knowledge systems
attached to the land and its people'.
while thanking the farmers for 'keeping our Naga
identity and culture alive', acknowledged that 'farmers
are the owners of the ground, our land, which is our
the recently held international seminar on cultural
diversity, food systems and livelihood in Peru (Nov
2014) by the UN FAO, he reiterated that 'food
sovereignty is the right of the people to define their
own policies and strategies for the production,
distribution and consumption of food, respecting their
own culture and their own natural resources in rural
areas and management systems.
DAO Phek pointed out that 'agriculture sector is highly
vulnerable to climate change' and thus stressed on the
need to adopt comprehensive measures in addressing the
challenge of extreme weather and climate thereby saving
human lives, animals and other livelihood. He shared
that the state Agriculture Department has projected a
plan of paddy production as Vision 2025 which is
targeted to achieve Food for all by 2025.
Rangad highlighted the importance of millets as 'climate
smart crops and solutions to food security'. He
emphasized on the role of the indigenous communities in
sustaining agro-diversity and how that can lead to a
November 24: Informing that the Kigwema village being
one of the Nagas major dispersal point, the Kigwema
Village Council (KVC), in order to have better ancestral
lineages, has invited all different clans, khels and
villages migrated from the village to send at least one
representative each to come and enrol on November 28 at
Kigwema Village Panchayat Hall.
further information and clarification, one can contact,
Thepfuralie Zutso, KVC chairman at mobile no.
9436010215/ Khokhe Neihu, secretary KVC - 9856163392 or
email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SN conducts health camp
November 24 : With an aim to reach the urban poor, a
free medical health camp was jointly organised by New
Market Youth Organization (NMYO) and the Sisterhood
Network on Saturday at Government Middle School (GMS)
New Market, Kohima.
camp was conducted by a team of experts from SHP, Urban
Primary Health Centre, Seikhazou under Chief Medical
Office(CMO) Kohima where around 150 OPD patients were
diagnostically provided vaccines, different types of
medicines, family planning kits, IEC materials, in
addition to basic lab facilities and testing at free of
the NMYO & Sisterhood Network has expressed its
gratitude to the health and family welfare department
and also wished the best in all its future endeavours.
contributes Rs 25 lakhs to PMRF for J&K
November 24: All ranks of Assam Rifles have contributed
Rs 25 lakhs to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund for
welfare of the victims of the recent devastating floods
in Jammu and Kashmir.
Director General Assam Rifles, Lieutenant General Ramesh
Kumar Rana presented the demand draft of Rs 25 lakhs to
Home Minister Rajnath Singh in a ceremony at New Delhi
on November 22 last.