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7 Indo-Myanmar border villages given power tillers 

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Kohima, October 30: The Department for Development of Underdeveloped Areas (DUDA) today distributed power tiller to Indo-Myanmar border farmers under BADP Capacity Building programme 2013-14 at a function held at DUDA Guest House.

DUDA advisor N. Thongwang Konyak handed over power tillers to seven villages of Indo-Myanmar border blocks.

In his address, Thongwang encouraged the farmers to avail the opportunity as a challenge and show result so that other villages also get the opportunity since it's a pilot project.

He informed the selected villages that they are the most fortunate ones among the 191 BADP villages in the State.  He requested the villagers to cooperate with the department to fulfil the objectives of the BADP funded by MHA.

The beneficiaries included Pang village (Thonoknyu block), Choklangong (Noklak Block), Hutsu village (Meluri Block), Salomi village ( Pungro Block), Shenghah Wamsa ( Phomching block), Changlangshu village ( Tobu Block) and Choaha Chingnyu (Chen Block).

The distribution of the power tiller aims to upgrade farmers' skills in terrace cultivation along border areas.

DUDA official said more such facility will be extended to other villages if the first batch of the beneficiaries perform well.

The function was chaired by DUDA Director K. Libanthung Lotha.


CM greets Zeliang community

Dimapur, October 30: Chief Minister of Nagaland, TR Zeliang has extended warm greetings to the Zeliang community on the auspicious occasion of Chaga Gadi & Lamsimngyi.

The CM expressed his well wishes on Chaga Gadi & Lamsimngyi, as these are the two most important festivals celebrated by the Zeliang community. He hoped that the festive occasion will strengthen the bonds of unity and mutual goodwill not only amongst the community, but also among the whole of Naga society. (Page News Service)


CM inaugurates De Oriental Grand Hotel at Kohima

Kohima, October 30: De Oriental Grand Hotel was today inaugurated by Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang at a grand opening here at Themezie, High School road.

Strategically located in the heart of Kohima to cater to the hospitality sector in Nagaland, de Oriental Grand has 30 rooms consisting of 26 guest rooms, 2 mini suites and 2 grand suites, conference hall with 300 sitting capacity and coffee shop.

Speaking at the opening, TR Zeliang said the completion of the hotel is a great achievement for the proprietor and also expressed pride to see a new hotel come up in the capital of the state.

"Today, we are yet again opening a new chapter in the development process of the state particularly in the field of tourism development," he said.

Zeliang felt that the opening of the hotel can now accommodate the trained Naga youth who had undergone various courses in hotel management and hospitality sector and are working outside as the state do not have the necessary set up to accommodate them.

Nagas are known for our hospitality and beside the state is blessed with breathtaking landscape and pleasant climate, he said however adding that these two advantages are not enough to attract tourists or to make tourism an industry.

"We need proper hotels to accommodate our tourists to make them feel comfortable," he maintained.

He also hoped that the opening of de Grand Oriental will go a long way in helping with the critical accommodation problem specially during the annual Hornbill festival.

Chairman of de Oriental Grand, Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu while expressing pride being the owner of the magnificent building, however mentioned that the hotel is a joint venture with his children.

Mentioning that it took 5 long years to complete the building, Dr. Shurhozelie also acknowledged the contributions of all those who have made this dream possible.

The hotel also have future plans to come up with an Asian restaurant catering to Japanese, Thai and Korean food, another restaurant purely catering to naga dish and a restro-lounge as well as a gym and a spa with health cafe.

All rooms in the hotel has satellite TV, Internet connectivity and the basic amenities

At de Oriental Grand, the CEO and GM works with a team of 45 professionals in the hospitality sector made up of about 60% women employees.

The grand opening of de Grand Oriental was graced by a host of ministers, parliamentary secretaries, MLAs, bureaucrats, friends and well wishers.

(Page News Service)


Orgs come out in support of Oct 31 ACAUT rally

Dimapur, October 30: The Youth Association Nagaland (YAN) has extended its fullest support to the proposed October 31 rally at Kohima against corruption and unabated taxation (ACAUT) under the initiative of Angami Youth Organization (AYO), Angami Students Union (ASU) & Kohima Chambers of Commerce & Industries (KCCI) in commemoration of the first ACAUT's rally held October 31, 2013.

In a statement YAN media cell said all concerned citizens should raise voice against the rampant corruption and taxation that are destroying the society. It called upon the youth to attend the rally and express solidarity against the movement of corruption and unabated taxation.     


The Catholic Association of Nagaland (CAN) has conveyed support to the proposed rally of ACAUT on October 31 at Kohima and fervently urged the conferrers of ACAUT to uphold the noble objective of its movement in the work of redeeming and healing the Naga society from mal-governance.

In a release, CAN said it understands contemplatively the noble mission of ACAUT as the "signs of the times," and entreated fellow citizens and the Churches to consider ACAUT as a revitalized effort for new evangelization to build Naga society on the foundation of contributive and distributive justice.

"In the spirit of solidarity which is the intrinsic social nature of the Catholic Church, the equality of all in dignity and rights and the common path of individuals and peoples towards an ever more committed unity, the Catholic Association of Nagaland (CAN) wishes and expresses its appreciation on the endeavour of ACAUT in bringing social transformation in the Naga society," it added.  


The Nagaland Law Students' Federation (NLSF) has expressed support to the ACAUT and called upon all its students to attend the ACAUT rally to be held on October 31 at Kohima.

(Page News Service)


Staff review meeting of LRD held

Dimapur, October 30 : Staff review meeting of Land Resources Dimapur was held Wednesday morning at the office premises with District Project Officer, Hekato Yeptho, who chaired the meeting, calling upon the staff to remain ever committed in their duties.

The DPO also suggested a team to look into the monitoring of activities undertaken by the district with allied departments such as KVK, ATMA, NABARD, RBI, ICAR etc.

Discussing plans for upcoming Agri expo scheduled in February 2015, the DPO informed to input ideas and suggestions.

The meeting also discussed issues pertaining to the proposed training on bamboo based furniture making with Nagaland Bamboo Research Centre for beneficiaries under IWMP and SPEED scheduled from November 10 to 22.

The meeting approved for a presentation by each WDT members will be submitted on the activities undertaken so far for project 8 and 9 under Batch 5 besides taking up of economic earthen kitchen to be taken up at New Chumukedima village. Entry Point Activity works to be commenced immediately under Batch 5.

Among other issues it was also decided that activities under RKVY project will be implemented under the supervision of K. Kughalu Chishi, Assistant Inspector and 3 blocks - Medziphema (Molvum and Pongsang) Kuhuboto (Hokhezhe and Ghokito) and Khaghaboto (Hevishe, Shitoi and Ghonito) would be given focus on medicinal and aromatic plants under RKVY.

(Page News Service)


GOC Spear Corps visits Tuensang

Dimapur, October 30: In continuation of their forward area tour of Nagaland, Lt Gen Bipin Rawat, GOC Spear Corps visited Tuensang on October 29 along with Maj Gen MM Naravane, IGAR(N).

During the drive from Mokokchung to Tuensang the GOC also visited the 5 Assam Rifles posts at Chare and Longkhim. At Tuensang, the GOC was briefed by Brigadier Sushil Mann, Commander 7 Sector Assam Rifles about the prevailing security situation in Tuensang, Zunheboto Mokokchung, Longleng and Mon districts.

The GOC had an interaction with the ENPO leaders and members. He also interacted with heads of women organizations.

President of ENPO Chinmak Chang and other office bearers of ENPO were also present during the meeting.  The tribal president apprised the GOC of the slow development in the far flung areas of Nagaland and the lack of infrastructure. He brought out that the locals are deprived of basic facilities of communication, health and education.

The ENPO functionaries requested the GOC for a meeting hall and guest rooms at Tuensang. The GOC assured that the request would be met at the earliest. The GOC praised the effort of Assam Rifles deployed in these remote districts of Nagaland in maintaining peace and harmony as well as ensuring the safety, security and welfare of the local population.

(Page News Service)


Leos serve tea during Chhath

Dimapur, October 30: On the Holy occasions of Chhath Puja, Leo Club of Dimapur, served 1200 cups of Tea from 3 a.m. to 5.50 a.m. to all the assembled devotees at Dhansiri river bank today under the chairmanship of Leo Kalyan Sha.

(Page News Service)


Angels Mega Model Hunt Nagaland 2014 at Mokokchung

Dimapur, October 30: Get Gorgeous Society Nagaland in collaboration with Lodestar Mokokchung is celebrating for the first time in Mokokchung the 7th Angels Mega Model Hunt Nagaland 2014 under the theme 'Exploring young beauties through culture'.

The show has been conceptualized so as to highlight the rich culture and showcase the bright traditional attires and ethnic fusion of Nagaland. It also aims to reach the conscience of every individual to take responsibility for building up our rich culture.

The show which is to be held on October 31 at town hall Mokokchung will feature 12 most beautiful girls of Nagaland to be the next Angel Mega Model Hunt winner. Apart from cash prizes, the winner will also get a chance for a fashion show in Singapore, Delhi and Shillong at the end of this year and next year.

Winner will also get a chance in Northeast Diva 2015, where the winner will get a direct entry in the Femina Miss India 2015.

During the competition the contestants will be judged in three categories - Modern ethnic wear, Designer wear and Evening wear. There will be five Sub Awards - Most Glamorous, Best Body, Best Catwalk, Most Photogenic and Best Modern Ethnic Wear.

The judges who will seal the faith of this year's 7th Angels Mega Model Hunt Nagaland will be Ms. N.Sentinungla Pongen, Associate Prof. Fazl Ali College, Mokokchung, Mr. S.Lanumar Longchar E.E. Irrigation & Flood Control, Mokokchung.

The official designer for the event will be Khrielsaier Liezietsu from Kohima and Akala Pongen from Mokokchung. Liezietsu had represented Nagaland in the recently concluded couture Fashion Week in Guwahati.

The 12 participants will be groomed and mentored by Kenei Rakho, reigning Angels Mega Model Hunt Nagaland 2013 and the event will be hosted by Talih Konyak, winner of 5th Angels Mega Model Hunt Nagaland 2012.

The event will be graced by B.S Nganlang, parliamentary secretary, Land Resources & Natural Calamities as chief guest and Munesh, Director ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) Shillong as guest of honour. The event is co-sponsored by World of Titan and Tzudir Motors. (Page News Service)


Mass social work

Dimapur, October 30: The Citizen Redressal Forum is organizing mass social work to improve the deplorable condition of A Hussain Road stretching from Deluxe Point to Khermahal Police Point on November 1 from 6 a.m. onwards.

All concerned citizens of A H Road have been requested to participate in the mass social work.

(Page News Service)


Free ESPD training at Wokha

Dimapur, October 30: The Deputy Commissioner Wokha, A. Robin Lotha inaugurated 125 hours free ESDP training on Ms Office and internet training at Wokha on October 28.

Speaking at the inaugural programme as the chief guest, Robin Lotha acknowledged the Wokha District Craft Association (WDCA) for initiating the programme in the District. 

The free training is sponsored by the Ministry of micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Government of India, conducted by Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship Dimapur and Guwahati in collaboration with the Wokha District Craft Association.

The programme was chaired by Wonchibeni Lotha coordinator while Rev. Sulumo Ezung, Pastor Wokha Town Baptist Church invoked God's blessing for the programme and the participants. Zubemo Lotha, President Wokha District Craft Association presented a short introduction of the programme.

(Page News Service)


Dimapur Govt college informs

Dimapur, October 30: Dimapur Government College has informed 2011 batch (Annual Sytem) students of the College who are yet to clear papers in the forthcoming NU Examination 2015 to come and fill the examination forms in the first week of November 204 during office hours. (Page News Service)


Health sub centre inaugurated

Dimapur, October 30: The Department of Health and Family Welfare inaugurated a new sub centre at Kathara village on October 29. The centre was inaugurated by Dr. G. HokisheSema, CMO, Zunheboto and was attended by leaders of villages that would be benefited by the sub centre.

The sub centre shall cater to Kathara, Yevishe and Yeshito villages, for all medical requirements under the communitization programme. (Page News Service)










































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