KDTDU plea to stop tax collection
DIMAPUR: Kohima District Truck Drivers’ Union (KDTDU) has also appealed to DC Dimapur Maongwati Aier to check CTC check gate as rampant taxes were still collected despite the order issued by authority. The union said trucks on its daily route to Dimapur face hurdles due to illegal tax collections by different organizations, unions, councils and others posting themselves in every check gates, and urged DC to impose total ban on illegal collection of taxes on commercial vehicles in all check gates within its jurisdiction.
Probe ‘ghost’ teachers: ANAATA
KOHIMA: Zunheboto district unit of All Nagaland Aggrieved Adhoc Teachers’ Association (ANAATA) has condemned state government’s treatment towards aggrieved teachers after submission of SIT report. The unit commended SIT for bringing out a list of 1084 unavailable teachers, and urged that huge irregularity of money drawn in favour of the ‘ghost’ teachers should be looked into. In a press release, unit president Nivihe Sumi questioned the government on its stand and queried if their appointment were made defying the established law of the government. The unit also extended its support to ANAATA regarding the memorandum submitted to the chief minister. It also informed all its members under Zunheboto Unit to contact 9436209620. Unit president Veshosa Keyho in a release stated that branding 1905 teachers in ‘doubtful’ category was uncalled for, and pointed out that their appointments were routed through proper channel.
Students informed to collect merit certificate
DIMAPUR: Following some HSLC and HSSLC 2008 toppers including some winners in the competition during the 63rd general conference of the Chakhesang Students Union (CSU) held at Zhavame village, the union has informed those students who have not availed their merit certificate to collect the same at the earliest from the union office by contacting the official on phone numbers 919436420061 and 919862778564.
Sohomi, Seiyhama villages ban hunting
DIMAPUR: Sohomi village under the administrative circle of the deputy commissioner of Phek has banned hunting, trappings of wild animals and birds, fishing by means of explosives, generators, fishing net and collecting of forest products such as creepers, bamboos, flora and fauna within the territorial forest and rivers under Sohomi village.
The village informed that infringement of the directive by any individual/partys would be penalized under relevant laws of the land.
Meanwhile, Seiyhama village council has prohibited hunting, fishing with chemical, burning of forest and use of air-gun under its jurisdiction with effect from March 1.
Sievi Sopfunuo, chairman SVC stated that any person found violating the rules would be imposed with a fine of rupees five thousand.
GPRN/NSCN cautions external groups
DIMAPUR: In view of activities of external forces and anti-social elements involved in random kidnapping and ransom demand, extortion, illegal tax collection by unrecognized and external forces, employing anti-social elements and local thugs in Dimapur town, MIP,GPRN/NSCN has informed that criminals and outside groups involving in kidnapping and extortion would be dealt “fittingly” as and when caught.
A press statement issued by GPRN/NSCN stated that “Naga Army” would not remain silent in the face of blatant violation of social harmony. GPRN/NSCN has appealed to all Nagas to remain vigilant against external groups terrorizing business community as well as general public.
GPRN/NSCN added that besides area commanders and other authorities, Cease Fire Supervisory Board (CFSB) members GPRN could be contacted at 9436265612/98622010000 for immediate assistance.