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Govt grants 30-day 'Spl Leave' to Yimchungrus serving in Tsg HQ

Dimapur, March 28: The Government of Nagaland has granted special leave of State Government employees belonging to the Yimchungru tribe serving in varioys departments at Tuensang HQ for a period of 30 days with effect from March 28, 2015.

In a notification issued today, the Home Department, General Administration Branch, said during the period of the special leave, the employees will draw salary equal to the pay immediately drawn prior to sanction of the leave, along with all allowances as admissible.

The period of special leave will count as qualifying service for all purposes, including increments and pension. The special leave will not be debited against the leave account of the employees.

All the Head of Departments and the Heads of Offices at Tuensang HQ have been asked to take immediate and appropriate action on the notification.

(Page News Service)



Kohima police to observe traffic awareness week

Dimapur, March 28: The Kohima police will observe Traffic Awareness Week from March 30 to April 2 at Kohima. The purpose of the traffic awareness week is to make people understand the importance of road safety as road traffic accidents have become the single largest threat to the community.

The theme of the awareness week is 'Safety, No Road Accident'.

In this connection, the Sr. Superintendent and all ranks of DEF Kohima has requested the general public to participate enthusiastically in the awareness programme on March 30 at 9 am in front of WHQ (Wireless Headquarter) Office below PHQ Kohima. DGP Nagaland, LL Doungel, IPS, will be the chief guest on the occasion.

The Kohima police will also deliver lectures on road safety along with demonstration of traffic hand signals which will be held on March 31 at G. Rio Higher Secondary School by Atu Zumvü, SDPO Kohima from 10:30 am onwards and at Mezhur Higher Secondary School Kohima by Tekasosang Jamir, Dy. SP (Traffic) Kohima from 8:45 am onwards. The programme will be followed by issuing of "Flyers" to the school children to create awareness and to get familiarize with the traffic rules and traffic signals.

As a follow-up to the awareness programme, police drivers including those attached to senior police officers in Kohima and all the drivers posted at Secretariat Kohima will be imparted with an orientation course on "Rules of the Road Regulations" to ensure an orderly traffic and a safer journey. (Page News Service)



NRLM sensitization programme held at Seluophe village

Dimapur, March 28: Sensitization programme on National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM), organized by District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) Dimapur, for Seluophe village was held at Seluophe village ground here on Saturday.

Delivering keynote address, Asangla T Aier, Project Director, DRDA Dimapur said village development board and village council should work as one, playing its own role for the development and progress of the village. There is always a conflict in the village where there is no cooperation between the village council and VDB.

She also urged the public to cooperate with the VDB and village council.

Encouraging the villagers to take advantage of the facilities, Asangla said NRLM has been brought at their doorsteps, which villagers must utilize appropriately for development. Seluophe village being MP adopted village under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Project Director said people village should be model for others to draw example from them.  

Speech on sensitization of NRLM was presented by M. Yimok Phom, BPM, NSRLM, RD Block Chumukedima. She highlighted the vision of NRLM to eradicate poverty by reaching out to the "poorest of the poor".

Other DRDA officials who spoke on the occasion include, Zitho Nythe DPO-I DRDA Dimapur and P. Koza DPO-II DRDA Dimapur.

NRLM launched by the ministry of rural development (MoRD) in June 2011, which is aided in part through investment support by the World Bank, aims at creating efficient and effective institutional platforms of the rural poor enabling them to increase household income through sustainable livelihood enhancements and improved access to financial services.

(Page News Service)



Naga orgs condemns bomb blasts, firing on AR jawans

Dimapur, March 27: The Naga Hoho (NH) has strongly condemned the serial bomb blasts which took place at Dimapur and Wokha on March 25&26 respectively injuring innocent lives.

The Hoho at the same time condemned the firing incident that took place at Kohima IG Stadium where four personnel of 19 Assam Rifles were injured.

While appealing all Nagas to abstain from such ugly and unwanted situations, the Hoho reiterated its stand to maintain peace and tranquillity in the region. It also prayed and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

While urging the law enforcing agencies to be more vigilant and deliver its investigation report at the earliest, the Hoho appealed to all concerned to adhere strictly to the Cease Fire Ground Rules.


Expressing shock and dismay at the series of violent incidence taking place in the State, the Naga Mothers' Association (NMA) has strongly condemned such senseless act of evils that have no justification.

While condemning the bomb blast in Wokha, injuring civilians three women and a child, the NMA urged the administration to seriously probe into these crimes and bring the culprit to book.

This kind of repeated attack on civilians, particularly women and children, is a crime against humanity, it said.

The NMA also termed the attack on unarmed security personnel of the 19 Assam Rifles in Kohima near IG Stadium by unidentified miscreants to create situation as uncalled for.

While condemning the attack in the strongest term, the NMA wished speedy recovery of the injured Assam Rifle jawans and those injured in the bomb explosion in Wokha.

The mothers also sought immediate attention of the State Government to make stringent laws of using unauthorized arms and bombs and to swiftly investigate the attacks and ensure that those responsible shall be held accountable in consonance with law.

The NMA also made fervent appeal to the Naga political groups for commitment, respect and understanding between the factions to resolve the Naga political issue.

"As mothers we want peace to prevail in our land and we must recognize that every person has the right to live in peace and security," it added.


The Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) has vehemently condemned the bomb blast at Wokha town on March 26 last in which innocent civilians were crippled for life including an infant.

"Such mindless and barbarous act is alien to Naga culture," the NTC said while urging "those sadists" to shun violence henceforth for the sake of our survival as a people.

The NTC made it clear that the State of Nagaland was created not to go on entertaining violence in the form of bomb blast, indiscriminate firing and arson resulting to loss of innocent lives and damage of public properties.

"Those who engineers and causes such violence are no other than sadistic elements whose sole objective is to create terror for realizing their selfish ends. The anti-people elements are bereft of sense of love and patriotism apart from enjoying at the suffering of others," it stated.

The NTC appealed to one and all to refrain from polluting the atmosphere with reckless and senseless activities causing tension and insecurity in the minds of the peace loving people of Nagaland.(Page News Service)



CAN Youth organizes interaction with youth leaders at Kuhuboto

Dimapur, March 28 : CAN Youth (earlier known as Youngs' Club) organized a Learn, Lead and Serve a program on interaction and sharing for youth leaders on social & community development with the youth of Kuhuboto at Kuhubto Town, KGPO Hall today.

Jenpu Rongmei, Founder of CAN Youth was the Facilitator. The first session started with a round of introduction by stressing the meaning of their name. He stressed on the importance of appreciation and support among the community. He also said, "We Nagas can also progress a lot if we develop such culture."

Livi, a youth leader from Kuhuboto shared that a leadership is determined by the quality they possess. He said, as a leader trust is very important.

The town youth came up with various points like responsibility, truthfulness, patience, humbleness, active, responsibility, self examine, honest, potential, integration, good mindset and optimistic.

Another participant, Limugha said a good leader should have a wide and optimistic mindset. The second session was concluded with a game by the facilitator.

In the second session, two prominent topics were presented by two groups after much deliberation on the Youth Responsible towards Political Development and Quality Education.

The first group stressed on the Political Development: They stated on the importance of imparting political knowledge among the rural youth, and suggested that using of intoxicated substances should be avoided. It also encouraged the use of various medias to act as a pressure group to the government.

They are of the view that youth can be the best to bring a change in the society and that can be done best by the youth.

The second group stressed on Quality Education: The group laid importance on the quality education and they said that the government school doesn't progress much due to unwanted proxy culture by the government teacher; much was amplified on the pros and cons of RTE acts.

One of the participants shared RTE is completely failed in Nagaland and there is not even a different toilet for both boys and girls in schools which in fact supposed to be under the act.

The Program was supported by Nehru Yuva Kendra, Dimapur. (Page News Service)




Rio, Zeliang & Noke condole

Dimapur, March 28: Lok Sabha MP, Neiphiu Rio has expressed grief at the demise of late Bagdi Iheilung, who passed away on March 27 at Jalukie after a prolonged illness. Rio stated that his passing away is a significant loss to the state, the people of Peren district and the regional NPF party.

Rio further conveyed deepest condolences to the members of the bereaved family and prayed to Almighty God to let the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

T R Zeliang

Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang has expressed grief over the demise of Bangdi Iheilung on March 27 at Jalukie. 

Late Bangdi rose from humble beginnings but displayed his leadership qualities and actively took part in various student organizations, including the NSF. In 1987, he was elected to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly as NNDP candidate which he later defended successfully in 1989 as NPC member. He served as Minister for Veterinary & Animal Husbandry in the NPC Ministry under late Vamuzo.

"Personally, I have lost a close friend whom I always considered as a man of principle. He was an upright and sincere man," the CM said.

The chief minister conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace.

Noke Wangnao:

NPF MLA, Noke Wangnao and all rank and file of NPF expressed shock at the demise of late Bangdi Iheilung and said that he was dedicated and committed leader of the Naga people who made commendable contributions towards the building of the state during a crucial period.

Stating that he was also a staunch regionalist who always stood up for the welfare of the common people, especially the weaker sections, Noke stated that late Iheilung gave the best and most productive years of his life towards the welfare of the people and his positive contributions will always be remembered with fond memories.

Noke termed late Iheilung's demise is a loss to the NPF party, the people of Nagaland particularly of Peren district and conveyed deepest condolences to the members of the bereaved family and prayed to Almighty God to let his soul rest in peace

(Page News Service)



NPF CEC meeting on March 30

Dimapur, March 28: In exercise of the powers conferred on him vide Article V Clause10 read with Article IV Clause 3(c)(ii) of the Party Constitution, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu, President, Naga Peoples' Front has convened an emergency Central Executive Council (CEC) meeting on March 30 at 1 p.m. in the NPF Central Office H.Qs. Kohima.

All the concern members have been directed to attend the meeting without fail. (Page News Service)



Committees constituted for framing service rules

Dimapur, March 27: The Government of Nagaland has constituted a committee for framing of the common Directorate and District Stenographers Service Rules, with Imkonglemba Ao, APC and Commissioner & Secretary, Agriculture as chairman.

Other members of the committee are Lithrongla G. Chishi, Secretary, Home; V. Kezo, OSD (Gen), Finance; Ngamjok Konyak, Joint Secretary, Law & Justice and Chubasangla Anar, Secretary, P&AR as member secretary.

The terms and reference for the committee are to frame common Directorate and District Stenographers Service Rules; to examine the entitlement of posts for the Head of the Department and Head of the Districts; and to examine the gradation of pay vis-a-vis the pay scale pay of the Secretariat Stenographers.

The committee shall submit the report within two months from the date of the constitution of the committee.

In another notification, a committee for framing of the District Ministerial Service Rules, was constituted with PB Chetri, Commissioner & Secretary, Fisheries as chairman; member secretary - Chubasangla Anar, Secretary, P&AR; and member - Khanrinla Koza, Addl. Secretary, Law; Dr. Nandira Changkija, Director, H&FW and one officer in the rank of CF and above from PCCF Office to be nominated by PCCF.

The terms and reference for the committee are to frame District Ministerial Service Rules; to examine the present promotion/upgradation guidelines for the posts of Head Assistants in the District and any other issues for the welfare of the District employees.

The committee shall submit the report within three months from the date of the constitution of the committee.

(Page News Service)




JTC inform traders

Dimapur, March 28: SDO (C) & Administrator Jalukie Town Council, Rhosietho Nguori has notified all shops/business establishments under Jalukie Town Council to renew their respective trade permits for the year on or before March 31 2015.

The SDO informed that late fine shall be imposed on those failing to renew within the stipulated time/period, which may further lead to cancellation of permits. (Page News Service)



Ishan Uday scholarship for NE revised

Dimapur, March 28: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has revised the amount of scholarship under the scheme of "Ishan Uday" Special Scholarship for North Eastern Region with effect from December 1, 2014 as for general degree course from Rs 3,500 p.m. to Rs 5,400 p.m. and for technical and professional course from Rs 5,000 p.m. to Rs 7,800 p.m.

The order was issued by Prof (Dr) Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Secretary, UGC dated 12th March, 2015. (Page News Service)




































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