working normally, says CS on political crisis
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.
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.
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
bureaucrats we are being governed by certain rules and
procedures and therefore we have to follow it," he
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.
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
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.
the Governor is yet to take any decision on both the
has been claiming that he has support of 52 DAN
legislators in the 60-member Assembly.
comprise of 38 NPF, 4 BJP one each NCP and JD(U) while
eight Independent MLAs are also supporting the
January 26: Governor of Nagaland P B Acharya has
extended greetings to the Kachari community on the
occasion of Bushu festival.
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
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)
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.
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)
Nagaland in R'Day tableaux in Delhi
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.
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.
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
Day celebrated across Nagaland
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
chief guest later inspected the exhibition stall that
were put on display by various departments, Self Help
Groups and other establishments.
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.
66th Republic Day was celebrated at parade ground
Tuensang with Parliamentary Secretary for School
Education, Yitachu as the chief guest.
day started with flag hoisting of National flags in all
the government, private buildings and business
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.
chief guest inspected the parade.
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.
celebration began by hoisting the National flag in all
government/semi government/ educational institutions at
6 a.m. in the morning.
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.
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
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.
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).
the chief guest inaugurated the stalls put up by various
departments and Self Help Groups.
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.
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.
beneficiaries receives financial assistance
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
funds provided to them was generated through the good
will contribution from the members of the SDPDB
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
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.
a greeting, DPON president, K Naben on behalf of Dimasa
Public Organization of Nagaland extended heartiest
greeting on the auspicious post harvest festival.
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
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.
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.
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)