IRCSN to observe World Red Cross day
KOHIMA: Indian Red Cross Society, Nagaland state branch will be observing World Red Cross day along with the rest of the world on May 8,11 am at conference hall Red Cross office on the theme “Urbanization” with the main focus on its impacts on communities”.
GPRN terminates two
DIMAPUR: GPRN has terminated Aghuto, Leacy, Lumami village and Hokoto, Khapir, Zhekiye village of Sumi Region from national service. The order was issued by Home Secretary, GPRN on recommendation of Central Administrative Official (CAO), Sumi Region, stated a press release issued by MIP/GPRN.
SVC bans illegal taxes
DIMAPUR: As per its village resolutions adopted on February 13, Sodzülhou Village Council (SVC) Dimapur has notified public that collection of illegal taxes, anti-social activities and sale of liquor and drugs (except pharmacies) within the village jurisdiction would be banned with immediate effect. The village also resolved that house tax would be collected from respective landowners under Sodzülhou village area failing which, serious action would be initiated against the defaulter(s). In matters relating to sale of deed and mortgages within the village, and for any commercial or development set-up within the village, it informed that prior approval from the village authority should be obtained and the responsible individual/society/community found executing such exercise would be doing so at his/her own risk.
ANGDA sessional conference
DIMAPUR: All Nagaland Government Drivers’ Association (ANGDA) will hold its 3rd Sessional Conference on May 1 at SIRD Hall, Phek town. All ANGDA union and units have been requested to send at least five representatives while members of district HQ Pfutsero division, Meluri division, Chizami division and Chozuba division have been informed to attend the conference. Meanwhile, ANGDA Phek district unit general secretary has informed that results of raffle draw would be declared on the same day.
DIMAPUR: Executive meeting of ANCSU has been convened on April 30, 12 p.m at its office chamber.
DMAPUR: Students’ Union Public College of Commerce will hold a general election for the union for the tenure 2010-11 on April 29, 10 am in the college premises. All tribal units have been requested to send qt least 2 representatives for the elections. Students who have appeared for class 12 and awaiting results can contest for minor posts.
AIG Prison clarifies on supplies
DIMAPUR: Responding to the article on ‘Jails without supplies’ published in a local daily on April 26 issue, Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Prison Avi Kechu clarified that daily requirement of jail inmates were provided regularly as per the normal regulated scale and entitlement without any hindrances or disturbances.
The comparative statement of rates coded by various tenderes was under security with the government for finalization and approval, the AIG clarified this in a press release.
It also stated that department with intimation to the government had authorized the supplies of 2009-10 to continue the supply of rations to the jails till new supplies were selected by the government.
KAP study on abortion called off
DIMAPUR: The Family Planning Association of India, Nagaland Branch expressed regret for cancellation of dissemination program on Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) study on Abortion, scheduled to be held on April 28 at Hotel Japfu, Kohima.
According to branch manager, FPA India, Nagaland Branch - Kohima, Vincent Belho, this move was made in lieu of the sudden nation-wide Bandh called by political parties and the visiting delegates as resource persons from London, Delhi and Mumbai could not postpone their tickets due to non-availability of Air tickets to Dimapur. The branch while expressing regret for inconveniences assured to organize the KAP - Abortion study another right time.
NABARD pilot project for sustainable agriculture
DIMAPUR: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has decided to launch a pilot project in Nagaland to augment productivity of lead crops/ activities through adoption of appropriate technologies, which will result in increased income to farmers. In this connection, consultation meeting with Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), Nagaland University, Agriculture Department, Government of Nagaland, NGOs and banks was held in Dimapur on April 7.
Nagaland Regional Office of NABARD tentatively decided to undertake the project in six clusters covering six districts of the state namely- Dimapur, Phek, Tuensang, Peren, Mokokchung, Wokha and tie up with various Krishi Vigyan Kendras(KVKs) and non governmental organizations for the purpose of implementation of the pilot project.
According to NABARD general manager K.C Panda, the project will be of three year duration and is expected that there will be a 30-40 per cent enhancement in farmers’ income after successfully implementation of the project.
The pilot project will also integrate in itself marketing of produce so as to enable farmers to realize better price. The project will focus on 3-4 lead crops/activities which could be cereals, pulses, oilseeds, vegetables, fruit crops, dairy, etc. in the identified villages. The lead crops/ activities should be location specific, local resources based and demand driven.
SCERT clarifies on GK text book
DIMAPUR: Director SCERT Vipralhou Kesiezie informed that in view of practical difficulty faced by SCERT in accommodating information of all 16 tribes of Nagaland GK text books titled’ Scholar’, all chapters on Nagaland in every book are to be treated as exempted from the scheme of study till further orders were issued to maintain parity and to avoid controversy. It may be mentioned that the GK book for class 1-8 published by F.K publications, New Delhi received comments by various unions complaining of omission of respective tribe missing in the content of some series. The department further tendered apology to all for hurting the sentiments arising out of the situation.
DRFCB on Dhansiri River protection
DIMAPUR: Dhansiri River Flood Control Board (DRFCB) highlighting the rampant exploitation of river resources like sand, boulder and stones and frequent pilfering of existing embankments had cautioned the public to restrain from activities hampering the natural river course and environment. According to the board the pollution and contamination of water by garbage, septic latrine, disposal of carcasses and exterminating fishes by bleaching and insecticides had made the river unsuitable for human consumption which has also led to widening of river to the extend of 300 meters. Informing that the board would take its own course of action with effect from May 1 public have been requested to comply with the board to take preventive measures for monsoon season.
ZMWO condemns gang rape
DIMAPUR: The Zeliangrong Mipui (Women) Organisation has condemned the gang rape of a minor on April 24. The organisation has appealed to the right thinking citizens to step forward and raise voice against such act. It also appealed to the judicial authority not to bail the accused persons but to award befitting punishment.
ZOA to organise career guidance
DIMAPUR: Zeliang Officers’ Association (ZOA) will be organising a career guidance programme for class 10 and above students on April 28 at Town Hall, Tening. Topics to be covered during the programme include ‘humanities & arts, commerce and science’; ‘health, engineering, veterinary and allied’ and ‘state & all india services’.
Excise dept seizes liquor
DIMAPUR: District excise personnel seized 300 cases of beer on April 26, 11:30 p.m near Notun Bosti junction Dimapur. In this connection one Lipong son of Atoho Sema a resident of Sitimi Village under Kiphire district was arrested and penalized as per relevant section on NLTP Act’89. The seized articles were deposited on the excise Malkhana.