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Kohima Night Carnival 2014 from Nov 30

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Kohima, 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 next.

The Kohima Night Carnival will be held in two different locations from 5 pm till 9 pm for the designated 11 days.

With 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 Razh point, while the carnival at High School Junction will have about 70 stalls.

Briefing 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.

The organisers also have a pilot project to make some provisions for sanitation along the whole carnival stretch as well as at High School junction.

It 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 road diversion.

KCCI 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.

KCCI 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.

There will also be a competition for best decorated building and best shops/stalls basing on the ethnicity of their products and food.

General secretary KCCI, Dr. Seyievilie and Joint secretary, KCCI, Akhou Keditsu also addressed the briefing.

 

DC Mokokchung visits coal mining areas

Dimapur, November 24: Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung, Sushil Kumar Patel, IAS visited the coal mining areas in Mangkolemba sub-division of the District on November 22.

During 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.

The 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.

Having 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.

The 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.

Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung expressed serious concern over the failure of villagers to undertake area rehabilitation after the mining.

Patel 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 invalid.

The DC Mokokchung was accompanied by SDO (Civil) HQ Rajesh IAS and SDO (Civil) Mangkolemba, Renbomo during the visit. (Page News Service)

 

ANAHTA official resigns

Dimapur, 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".

(Page News Service)

 

LS Speaker to inaugurate photo exhibition

Dimapur, 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.

The exhibition shall be open to public for viewing on December 2&3.

Car Pass for NLA 50th year celebration

The 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 26 onwards.

Special 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.

For 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 documents.

For any related queries, one can contact the Control Room: 0370-2270047 or

9436000358/ 8575026037/ 8575026035/ 8575261260.

(Page News Service)

 

Security Pass for PM's visit

Dimapur, 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.

The security passes shall be issued only to media persons accredited with the

Central Government and State governments.

The applications should reach the office of the Directorate of Information & Public Relations on or before November 26 for onward submission to the concerned authority.

(Page News Service)

 

Biodiversity Festival held at Sekrezu

Dimapur, 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.

Secretary-General 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.

In 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'.

Krome 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 identity'.

Recalling 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.

Hewoto, 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.

Dr. 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 sustainable future.

(Page News Service)

 

Kigwema village invites

Dimapur, 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.

For further information and clarification, one can contact, Thepfuralie Zutso, KVC chairman at mobile no. 9436010215/ Khokhe Neihu, secretary KVC - 9856163392 or email to rokonaame@yahoo.com.

(Page News Service)

 

NMYO, SN conducts health camp

Kohima, 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.

The 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 cost.

Meanwhile 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.

(Page News Service)

 

AR contributes Rs 25 lakhs to PMRF for J&K

Dimapur, 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.

The 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.

(Page News Service)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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