Dr. Lhouzolie passes away
DIMAPUR: Dr. Lhouzolie Sorhie passed away on December 3 at the age of 76, after a long battle with diabetes. His funeral service will be held at Kohima Village, near Khedi Baptist Church at 11am on December 4.
It may be mentioned that late Lhouzolie began his career in 1964 as Extension Officer (Animal Husbandry) and held several portfolios such as Veterinary Assistant Surgeon, Lecturer, Asstt. Disease Investigation Officer, Poultry Development Officer and District Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Officer. He was also President of Northern Angami Public Organisation (NAPO). He was a life member of the Nagaland Rifle Club and pastor of Christian Revival Church, Parachüzie until his retirement a few years ago. Late Dr. Lhouzolie Sorhie leaves behind his wife Beinuo, 9 daughters, 2 sons and 18 grandchildren.
GPRN/NSCN ministry of law and justice informs
DIMAPUR: Secretary in charge, GPRN/NSCN Law and Justice Ministry, James Khole, has appealed to the general public with regard to the claim of J K Mech as the owner of Patta No. 189 opposite GHSS, Dimapur, Dag No. 103/1033, Block no-6 and Patta no. 1012. Dag no. 427, Block No. 6. GPRN/NSCN stated that the dispute over the plots was yet to be resolved and presently the case pending at judicial court in the ministry of law and justice, GPRN/NSCN. GPRN/NSCN further cautioned individuals, groups or associations cautioned against involving in the case in any manner.
GPRN/NSCN on financial matters under Kiphire
DIMAPUR: Camp Commander of the newly established designated camp of GPRN/NSCN at Punze (Sanphure) under Kiphire district, Lt.Col. Vikato Yepthomi has informed that all financial matters under Kiphire district from the month of November 2010 till March 31 would be handled by its military wing of the designated camp. Informing this in a release, camp commander stated that finances derived from various quarters would be utilized solely for developmental works at newly established Punze designated camp.
AR and TA harassing public in Zunheboto: GPRN/NSCN
DIMAPUR: GPRN/NSCN has alleged that 164 Territorial Army stationed at Akuhaito and the Assam Rifles have been harassing the public in Zunheboto and said unnecessary frisking and raids at residences at odd hours at a time when schoolchildren are preparing for final examinations must be stopped immediately. Stating that behavior of 164 Territorial Army stationed at Akuhaito and Assam Rifles at Zunheboto were “acting like school bullies in Sumi region particularly at Zunheboto town”, GPRN/NSCN in a press statement said that ceasefire fire between two entities does not mean one party has to constantly provoke the other. GPRN/NSCN reiterated that Zunheboto town in the last three years has been one of the most peaceful districts in Nagaland and there is complete understanding and co-ordination among GPRN/NSCN regional authorities, district administration, general public towards maintaining peace and harmony in Sumi region. GPRN/NSCN appealed to Territorial Army and Assam Rifles personnel not to overstep their duties and cautioned that roaming in civilian dress, collecting information on GPRN/NSCN officials and their residences would be challenged “because this is a violation of the ceasefire ground rules”. GPRN/NSCN further cautioned not to test the patience of Naga Army and civil authorities by waiting and harassing national workers even jungles and in other non civilian areas, adding “there is peace in Zunheboto and therefore hostile attitude should be avoided.”
Car passes for NLA winter session; BAC 1-day sitting
DIMAPUR: With regard to the ensuing winter session of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) scheduled to commence December 9 onwards, principal secretary home department will be distributing car passes for ministers and parliamentary secretaries. Informing this, NLA secretary A.E. Lotha also stated, on the other hand assembly secretariat will be issuing car passes for MLAs, HODs and AHODs from December 7 through counter-I (gate-I). Officials have been requested to detail their assistants or bearers to the assigned counter.
Meanwhile, Business Advisory Committee (BAC) has decided to hold a one-day session on December 9 for the 8th sitting of the 11th NLA. The session would include obituary references, questions, laying of reports/papers/rules, presentation of assembly committee reports, introduction of government bill, introduction of government resolutions, and unfinished agenda if any.
NH calls for preventing criminal activities
DIMAPUR: Naga Hoho has strongly urged all the tribes and communities living in Nagaland to join hands and prevent their members from involving in any form of criminal activities such as kidnapping extortion and the like.
In a statement released Thursday, the Naga Hoho president Keviletuo Kiewhuo general secretary P.Chuba Ozukum also requested all political groups not to harbour “criminals”. Hoho also urged Naga political groups to exercise minimum taxation on citizens and check extortion.
Also, while calling upon the citizens, especially the business community to cooperate with law enforcing agencies to stamp out those social evils, the Naga Hoho strongly stressed that under no circumstances any organization should hold the people ransom by resorting to public disturbances during this festive season.
Meanwhile, the apex Naga body also conveyed to each and everyone a “meaningful Christmas and a peaceful New Year.”
Kohima experiences evening life again
KOHIMA, Dec 3(NPN): Shops and business establishment usually close at around 4 to 5 pm daily, but the denizens of the state capital Kohima are once again experiencing a new taste of evening life.
Thanks to the ongoing night carnivals which was organized as part of the Hornbill Festival.
The denizens of the state capital and the tourists are having a true taste of evening life through the night carnival organized in between Y-junction near old MLA hostel junction and Razhu point.
Heavy crowd were seen enjoying in the open food stalls and eateries apart from doing marketing for the festive season. It was but a perfect semblance of the prevailing peaceful environment in the state that people can brave the cold and come out freely and not only enjoy the evening life but also do brisk business.
Chilli eating competition
DIMAPUR: The first ‘Naga Chilli Eating Competition’ would be held during the Hornbill Festival this year on December 6, 12:30pm at Kisama with parliamentary secretary of horticulture, R. Khing, as the chief guest.
This event has been managed by XL Nagaland under the aegis of tourism department, Nagaland. The winner of the competition will receive a cash award of Rs.10,000. For more information, one may contact the organizers at 9856008999/ 9774009529 or log on to www.xlnagaland.com.