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Annual meeting of sainik welfare & resettlement: 20th annual meeting of sainik welfare & resettlement (Rajya Sainik Board), Nagaland would be held September 3 at Banquet Hall, Raj Bhavan. The Governor and Chief Minister of Nagaland will attend the annual meeting.

State level Teachers Day celebration in Kohima: Department of school education is organizing a state level Teachers Day celebration function September 5, 10 a.m. at NBCC Convention Centre, (Kiju Kharu), Kohima with parliamentary secretary for school education Yitachu as chief.

Bio-metric exercise for Peren district: The deputy commissioner (DC) Peren Peter Lichamo has informed that the second phase of bio-metric exercise (BME) for Peren district would commence from September 8 and continued till September 28.

In a notification, DC stated that schedule dates were: Jalukie Circle from September 8- 17, Ngwalwa circle September 19- 22 and Peren Town Sadar September 23- 28. The date of exercise for each village/ward/towns can be obtained from the respective area administration office.

DCPU Kohima informs: District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) Kohima has informed the villages under Kohima district yet to set up the village level child protection committee to submit the names and contact numbers of the chairperson (village council chairman), member (one primary teacher), member (president youth society), member (chairperson women society), member (one Angawati worker), member representative of children- one boy and girl.
It has informed all responsible to submit the lists to the district child protection office before September 20 at the office chamber near SP office, Officers Hill Kohima.

Kma polling stations rationalization meeting: Deputy commissioner & district election officer Kohima, W. Honje Konyak in a circular informed that a consultative meeting on rationalization of polling stations under Kohima district would be held September 9, 12 noon in the DC’s office chamber. In connection with this, the representatives of political parties, legislators and any bona fide person intending to be a candidate who wish to take part in the discussion have been requested to attend in the scheduled meeting.

Wokha DPDB meeting: Wokha district planning and development board (DPDB) monthly meeting for the month of September would be held September 9, 11 a.m. at deputy commissioner (DC)’s conference hall, Wokha. All members have been requested to attend the meeting.

Coco-Doyang road re-opens: Executive engineer PWD (R&B), Atoizu division, Er. Hetoi has informed all the general public that the Coco-Doyang road, which remained closed since August 6 due to massive landslides, has not been opened for vehicular movement.

USSC to host dinner night: To commemorate the Sangtam premier festival “Mongmong”, which is being observed from September 1-6, the United Sangtam Students’ Conference (USSC) would be hosting “dinner night” on the theme “Our Culture, our Pride” September 4, 5 p.m. at the conference treasurer’s residence (Near Saramati high school) Kiphire town. USSC has invited district administration, all HoDs from Kiphire district, USGOU to attend at the dinner night programme.

TGUK convenes meeting: Tesophenyu Group Union, Kohima has convened a co-ordination meeting September 7, 1 p.m. at the group union’s fellowship, Keneizou Hill Kohima with regard to the forthcoming general meeting and TGUK silver jubilee. It further informed all the members of the Tesophenyu group Union Kohima that one day general prayer and fastin shall be oserved on September 20 at Rengma Baptist Church Kohima (RBCK) from 7 am. All members were informed to be a part of the programme.

PVSU informs member students: Pangti village students’ union (PVSU) has informed its member students who secured first division in HSLC, HSSLC and degree level examination 2014 to submit a Xerox copy each of the admit and mark-sheet on or before November 30. It has informed to submit the documents to education and statistical secretary Thungjanbeni Z Jami (9862132533) or to any of the executives.

NCRC Sumi council meet: Nagaland Christian Revival Church (NCRC) Sumi council has convened a council meeting September 10 and 11, 12 noon, at H.Q Pughoboto prayer centre. All office bearers and executive members have requested to attend the meeting.

KVC general public meeting: Khiamnok village council (KVC) has convened general public meeting September 8, 11 a.m. at P Longon residence, Khaimnok village. All have been requested to attend the meeting.

Farewell cum handling over prog: The deputy commissioner (DC) Phek farewell cum handling programme would be held September 5, 1 p.m. at DC’s conference hall Phek. All head offices, public leaders, GBs, NGOs and others have been requested to attend the meeting.

GHSS Dmu informs: Government higher secondary school, Dimapur (GHSS) has informed all selected D.EI. ED candidates to collect their study material at GHSS, Dimapur, half Nagarjan and GHSS, Chumukedima training centre during office hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the upcoming training.

DDGWTU elects new team: Dimapur district garage welfare trade union (DDGWTU) at an emergency meeting August 30, at union registered office, elected new members led by Kuhoi Zhimomi as additional vice president, Theodore Merry as additional assistant general secretary, Khevishe Yeptho as joint finance secretary and Apok Ao as additional joint public relation secretary.

VDBA consultative meeting:  Village development board association (VDBA) has informed consultative meeting September 10, 11 a.m. at RD conference hall, Kohima to be attended by RD minister. All State officials, executives and VDBA district officials have been requested to attend the meeting.

Dmu ward II business committee formed: Dimapur ward II under the chairmanship of Kevi Zakiesato has formed a business welfare committee (BWC) as a branch of Ward II council for the welfare of the businessmen and for the smooth conduct of business in Ward-II. The committee would be led by Khehoto Achumi as president along with Pintu as secretary, Ihoto Sema as vice president, Rajen Kachari with three active members and four others as executive members.  BWC would be directly under the control and guidance of ward council.

KASU union assembly:  Khaghaboto area students’ union (KASU) has convened its first union assembly September 6, 10 a.m. at GBs hall Khaghaboto. All presidents, senior leaders and former KASU members and representatives of its unit have been invited for the assembly.

ZSU fund drive: Zhavame Students’ Union (ZSU) would be conducting fund drive selling of daily newspaper August 6, 5 p.m. at new NST Kohima. All student members from class 9 and above have been requested to attend drive. For more information, one could contact president 918413931516 and 8730084597.

Golden jubilee of Indo-Naga ceasefire agreement: NNC/ FGN would be celebrating golden Jubilee (1964-2014) of the Indo-Naga ceasefire agreement September 6, 10 a.m. at Chedema peace camp, Angami region. All Naga regions, communities and “countrymen” have been invited to participate in the function and accompany to have a feast of the function.
Governor, CM greet on Mongmong fest
DIMAPUR, SEP 2 (NPN): Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya and chief minister T.R. Zeliang have extended warm greetings to the Sangtam community on the auspicious occasion of Mongmong festival. In a message, the governor said the Mongmong festival is a momentous day for the Sangtam community remembering all the context of life from individual to family and the society. The governor said the festival was celebrated for invoking God’s blessings and abundant harvest. “May this festival bring peace to the people of Nagaland especially Sangtam community and also foster in the spirit of love and forgives”, said the governor. 
Chief Minister: Extending his greetings, Nagaland chief minister said Mongmong festival was one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Sangtam community. He hoped that the festive occasion would strengthen the bonds of unity and mutual goodwill not only amongst the community but also among the Naga society.
CE PWD (NH) clarifies
DIMAPUR, SEP 2 (NPN): Chief Engineer (CE) PWD-NH has cautioned that some individuals by the name of “Deepak Kumar (CEO) DIVIJ, Infraproject Pvt. Ltd and B.K Choubey, executive director North East Business Development Agency (NEBDA) have been issuing work order against widening 2 laning of Mon-Tamlu-Merangkong road under SARDP project.” CE (PWD-NH) Er. V. Kehie in a clarification stated that the department “has no knowledge about the person/firm.” In this regard, CE said any contractor dealing in such matter would be doing so at their own risk. CE further said that the department had no knowledge of any firm being appointed as per the press release “SARDP/NER/NER(LM)09/10-14/PRESS RELEASE dated 7/8/2014.”
NSEAOA, NSSFOF, ANSTA call off stir
KOHIMA, SEP 2 (NPN): NSEAOA, NSSFOF, ANSTA has called off the 3-day mass causal leave following a request from the state government which sought more time to re-examine the case. ANSTA president Ponchulo Wanth, NSSFOF convener Nezhu-u Hozoyeh and vice president NSEAOA Ekonthung Lotha in a press release said the parliamentary secretary for school education, the department, NSEAOA, NSSFOF and ANSTA along with the commissioner and secretary school education and director school education held a joint meeting Tuesday at Hotel Cimbor Kohima. After a marathon meeting, the parliamentary secretary sought some more time to re-examine the promotion order of ex-cadre officer to the post of additional director. The association had called a 3-day mass casual leave from September 1 to 3. 
EDBA reacts to PBVC statement
DIMAPUR, SEP 2 (NPN): Reacting to a statement issued by Purana Bazar Village Council (PBVC), East Dimapur Business Association (EDBA) Tuesday said the order passed by DC Dimapur had stated that the inquiry committee could not find any malafide practice by EDBA and asked the association to stop collection of membership fee on a monthly basis and not as mentioned by PBVC. EDBA media cell reminded that the order asked PBVC to tender a public apology for lodging false allegations against EDBA. The association also said monthly subscription fee issue has already been discussed at EAC office on June 20, 2014 and EDBA had a general meeting on July 9, for membership/subscription fees within the business members. The resolution of the meeting was submitted to EAC, Chumukedima. EDBA said it expected PBVC chairman and members to shoulder more collective responsibility for the betterment of the village and the public in general.
NSUD to hold peace rally today
DIMAPUR, SEP 2 (NPN): As a mark of protest, Naga Students Union Delhi (NSUD) has called for a ‘peace rally’ at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on September, at 1 p.m. In a statement, NSUD president J. Maivio said the rally has been organized to express resentment “against the killing of innocent Naga civilians and injuring hundreds at Ukhrul” by Manipur government agency during the UNC rally on August 30. Maivio further demanded for “enquiry into the brutal killing of unarmed civilians and immediate intervention of the Government of India for a lasting political solution for the Nagas”.