Phizo death anniv observed
DIMAPUR, APR 30 (NPN): The 21st death anniversary of former NNC president A.Z. Phizo was observed at Phizo Hill, Kohima Saturday. Dignitaries of the NNC and well-wishers came forward and paid their solemn tribute to late A.Z. Phizo, who is often remembered as “father of Naga nation.” At the occasion, NNC leaders also delivered short speeches.
IRCS Nagaland appeals
DIMAPUR: With regard to the ‘World Red Cross Day’ to be observed by Indian Red Cross Society Nagaland Branch on May 8, the IRCS Nagaland branch has informed that a fund drive in the form of selling Red Cross flags will be undertaken by Red Cross volunteers across Kohima town on May 6. Therefore, the branch has appealed to all its members and the public to contribute for the cause of humanity. ‘World Red Cross Day’ will be observed on May 8 at 1:30pm at Red Cross conference hall with Dr. Chumben Murry, minister for agriculture as the chief guest.
Branch manager SBI flayed
DIMAPUR: District Congress Committee (DCC) Kiphire has condemned the poor work quality of branch manager of State Bank of India (SBI) Kiphire Branch. DCC Kiphire general secretary T. Chopise Charles alleged SBI Kiphire Branch manager has the habit of keeping pending work and provide unnecessary excuses whenever customer asks for any help. DCC further alleged the branch manager was by far the “worst” branch manager to be ever posted in Kiphire district. DCC Kiphire in this regard, appealed the right thinking citizens of Kiphire district to be aware and the department to take stern action against the erring officer for who has the habit of “taking bribe”.
FCUK developmental activities
KOHIMA: Forest Colony Union Kohima (FCUK) listed out the developmental works undertaken successfully during the year 2009-2011. The lists of works carried out by the union involve upgradation of EGS (Education Guaranteed Scheme) to GPS( Govt. Primary School), acquired land, site leveling, laying of foundation stone and construction of School building and inauguration for G.P.S., construction of marketing shed and retaining wall, installation of S.V. lamp with sodium light and power line connection in the community hall and 100 K.V. transformer in the colony, rectification of house number in the colony, dug ring well at GPS site, MOU signed for the community hall and marketing shed for 10 years between the forest dept. and the forest colony union. The union thanked all the Dept./Govt. agencies, individual and colony members for their immense contribution and support.
DAN welcomes CF extension: The DAN government and chief minister, Neiphiu Rio has welcomed the extension of ceasefire between the government of India and the NSCN (K) for a period of one year. According to a statement issued by the press secretary to the CM, the DAN government reiterated its commitment to play the role of active facilitator in the ongoing peace process. DAN has appealed the negotiating parties to expedite the peace talks so that it reaches a logical conclusion through a negotiated political settlement that is honorable and acceptable to the people. DAN also appealed to all sections of the people and the underground groups to reconcile and work towards unity, understanding and oneness of Naga society.
Atem inaugurates office building: Convener steering committee, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) V.S. Atem, inaugurated the newly constructed KTU office building at Hebron on April 29. In this regard, KTU expressed gratitude to Atem and also all NSCN authorities including Dy. Speaker Tatar Hoho, Dy. Kilonsers, Chief Principal Secretary, Home Secretary who attended the inaugural service. KTU further hoped to see more assistance to “morally or materially uplift KTU” and Kuki people even in the days to come.
Saint’s relic casket to arrive at LFHSS: Bi-centenary of birth of St. John Bosco, founder of the Institutes of Salesian Fathers and Sisters would be celebrated in 2015. In preparation for this great event, a Casket containing the Saint’s relics is on a five-continent pilgrimage covering 130 countries. The Casket, now in India, will be arriving at Little Flower Higher Secondary School. Salesian Sisters, Little Flower Higher Secondary School, New Minister Hill Kohima have cordially invited one and all to public homage in honour of Don Bosco in the school premises from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on May 4.
RVC inform plot owners: The Ruzaphema Village Council (RVC) in a meeting held on April 26 decided to inform all plot owners near village main road to contribute `200 for each plot which would be used as working expenditure. Menoratsa, secretary RVC informed the council headed by village GBs shall have a social work on boundaries with stone pillars and re-measurement renewed with all the officials to settle any dispute. Meanwhile, plot or land owners have been requested to visit the plots respectively to avoid any misunderstanding in future and those failing to attend the working site would be held responsible for any problem in near future, added RVC. According to the secretary, the last date to submit or attend the programme arranged has been fixed at November 31 and visitors have been requested to contact GB Keviavie Ratsa and cash memo with plot numbers would be given accordingly.
Electronic weighing machine: Office of the Assistant Controller Legal Metrology and Consumer Protection (LMCP), Dimapur has informed all retail sellers of packaged commodities in weights to keep electronic weighing machine in their respective business establishments to test the packages which are being sold for customer’s satisfaction. C. Yabang Pongerner, assistant controller LMCP said according to Legal Metrology Package Commodities Rules 2011 which came into force from first day of March 2011, every manufactures packers and importers of package commodities from outside the country need to be registered under Rule 2011. He said the packaged commodities which are pre-packed or imported for sale, distribution, store or delivery shall be as per the norms of the rules enforced and that packers and importers must be registered under Rules 2011 from the date of enforcement of the said rule.
47 Aboi A/C NPF Mohung village unit resigns: The NPF party members of Mohung village under 47 Aboi A/C led by Angh Morung consisting of more than 500 voters resigned from the active and primary membership of the party as they have lost confidence on the leadership of Nyiewang Konyak, minister NCERT. In a press statement issued by Anyi Konyak, chairman Angh Morung Mohung village said the minister used central schemes such as NREGS like a ‘VIP share’ thus affecting the development process of the village and employment opportunities of Mohung people. Further, it lamented that it was unfortunate on the part of the minister for not giving due regard to the well of the villagers who had given him everything.
Trg on oilseeds: One day farmer training programme on oilseed crop was conducted by district agriculture office (DAO) Zunheboto on April 28. L. Kivika Chophi AO-II spoke on package of practices on soybean cultivation including the demonstration of bio-fertilizer and bio-pesticide and their usage. In the technical session, D.K. Chetri SMS spoke on the improved package of practices on sesamum and highlighted the shortfall in the oilseed production. He also urged farmers to take up seasmum cultivation for self sufficiency. The programme ended with seed distribution to the farmers. Teachers in charge, judges and winners of drawing competition held at government middle school, Signal Angami on April 15.
Illegal coupons seized: Dimapur police on Thursday raided Sun Publication Printing Press located at Midland Dimapur and seized illegal tax coupons and tax receipts bearing the name of different insurgent organizations operating in Assam and Nagaland. According to a police statement, the owner of the printing press identified as Rupak Basak was taken into custody for further investigation. The documents seized included vehicle tax of UPDS, Karbi Anglong, tax coupons of FGN ministry of defence, tax receipts of FGN ministry of chaplee affairs and bamboo shop tax coupons of FGN ministry of chaplee.
NNC ‘separated’: The NNC regional officials, CEC members, advisors and senior leaders have declared the “total separation between the NNC set up.” The MIP NNC stated that V. Nagi was also expelled from the Naga National service on April 6, 2011 on ground of violation of NNC Yehzabo articles nos. 22, 28, & 37, respectively for indulging in anti-national activities and applying the divide and rule policies to the people. The NNC also pointed out that during his tenure, there was no government machinery in the NNC set up and therefore appealed Nagi not to come up with paper war upon the NNC government any more, “for we have already carrying out the reformation of the NNC for smooth running and betterment of the Government.” Meanwhile, the NNC said it supported the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) to bring peace and unity in the Naga Homeland
Youth parliamentary competition: Department of parliamentary affairs, government of Nagaland in collaboration with the directorate of school education (DoSE), Nagaland would be organizing a youth parliamentary competition and parliamentary quiz 2011 at state level around May 25, 26 and 27. N. Khevito Sema, additional director DSE Nagaland has requested all the DEOs and DISs to conduct competitions in their respective districts and select six students from Class IX to XII and send the report on or before May 15 to the department of parliamentary affairs. DoSE further informed that during the state level competition, one teacher in-charge may accompany the selected students and venue would be intimated later.
Consultative meet on 33% reservation at Peren: A consultative meeting on 33% reservation for women, town council election would be held on May 2, 11am at Peren Town Hall under the chairmanship of Dr. Shourhozelie, minister for urban development. Deputy commissioner, Peren has requested Zeliangrong Baudi, Kuki Inpi, Zeliangrong Mipui Organization, Kuki Mothers association, Traders Union, Jalukie/ Peren, Advisory Board members Peren and Jalukie town and all heads of department under Peren district to attend the meeting.
ENSUDGC office bearers: Eastern Naga Students’ Union Dimapur Government College (ENSUDGC) has elected new office bearers for the tenure 2011-12 led by P Akai Luklem Konyak, Somba Chang as vice president and Tongpong Phom as general secretary along with six representatives.
TWUD meeting: A general meeting of Tenyimia Women Union Dimapur (TWUD) has been convened on May 2, 2pm at Tenyimia Union Dimapur office near Hotel Tragopan.
Lost and found: ATM card belonging to army personnel was found at Dhobinala junction. Branch head SBI has informed the rightful owner to contact with valid ID proof at Vipu Management Service (The Shapers) office, Opp King David School or at 9089208658/ 03862-224313.
DIPR clarifies: Apropos to the news item which appeared in Naga News on April 29 under the caption “Spring camp for Longjang youth held at Kohima’, DIPR has clarified that the name and designation of the resource persons should read as Ela Susan James of G. Rio School, Kohima; Dr. Anungla Aier, former director, Centre for Women Studies NU, and not as published.