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DIPR Naga News (12.11.2021)



The Zunheboto District Planning and Development Board conducted its monthly meeting 10th November 2021 at DC’s conference hall, Zunheboto on under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner and vice chairman DPDB, Zunheboto, Peter Lichamo.

District & Session judge and chairman (ZDLSA), Ajongba Imchen, highlighted the board on the upcoming Mega Legal Services Camp, which is to be held on 13th November at DC’s office complex. Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate Zunheboto, Peter Lichamo also appealed to the board members to sensitise the public on the benefits of the camp and reminded the departments concerned to be prepared with various public benefit schemes under their authority for the public to avail, on the mentioned day.

EAC Hq, Nyamok Konyak briefed the board members about the National Portal of e-Sharm scheme on behalf of the Labour department. Priyanka Kumar (MGN Fellow) talked about Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship scheme for skill development in the district. AEO (Election), Nathan, highlighted the members on Voters Services mobile app introduced by the Election Commissioner.

Proposal for posting of Information Assistants under DIPR at Satakha, Akuluto and Atoizu sub-divisions was presented through EAC Akuluto, Orenthung Kikon, to which the board approved and forwarded the proposal for further procedure. EAC Akuluto also presented proposals of up gradation of PHC to CHC and reverting of Sub-Treasury office at Akuluto to which the board members decided to approve. The board also approved for the creation of sub-centre at Lochomi village for further procedures.

During the meeting, the DC gave away the Governor’s Certificate of Excellence to the district level essay writing competition winners, Likupu Yepthomi of GHSS, Aghunato and Heshenoto Achumi of Woodland HSS Zunheboto, for securing first and second positions respectively. The competition was organised as part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ on the topic “Relevance of Gandhiji’s thoughts for building a peaceful and prosperous Nagaland”

(DPRO Zunheboto)



Department of School Education, Nagaland Education Project (NEP) – the Lighthouse (NECTAR) Project Management Unit (PMU) led by Principal Director (DSE) & Project Director, NEP-the Lighthouse (NECTAR), Shanavas C, IAS, conducted a District Level Awareness programme on NEP- NECTAR at the Conference Hall, Office of Deputy Commissioner, Mon on 11th November 2021.

Shanavas while highlighting the NEP’s aims, objectives and project components stated that NEP – The Lighthouse – Nagaland Enhancing Classroom Teaching and Resources (NECTAR) aims to improve and enhance quality and learning outcomes of Government Schools in Nagaland.

He added that it will be the first ever World Bank financed Education Project in the Northeast Region of India to be directly implemented by a State Government i.e., Department of School Education, Government of Nagaland.

State Project Coordinator, Visato Koso, stressed on the impact and importance of community ownership, investment and collective management.

The programme was chaired by SIS Wakching, Minching while DEO in-charge Mon gave the concluding remarks.

The programme was attended by DC Mon, Thavaseelan K, IAS, other administrative officers, officials from police and other departments and representatives from various NGOs and civil societies.

(Renbenthung, IA Mon)


Chief Electoral Officer, Nagaland, V. Shashank Shekhar along with senior officers of Chief Electoral Office, Kohima, visited Dimapur and held a series of review meetings with District Election Officer (DEO), Electoral Registration Officers (EROs), representatives of registered political parties, civil society organisations, NGOs and BLOs of Dimapur District at DC’s conference hall, Dimapur on 11th November 2021.

While reviewing the exercise of the ongoing Special Summary Revision of photo electoral roll with January 1 2022 as qualifying date, the CEO reminded some of the importance instructions and norms of the ECI. Forming of Electoral Literacy Club in schools and colleges and appointment of Booth Level Agents by political parties were also reminded during the meet. Various issues pertaining to bringing out a healthy electoral roll in the district were discussed during the meeting.

(Watimenla IA Dimapur)



As part of the Nagaland Police Duty-cum-Sports Meet 2021, the Family Welfare competition 2021 was organised by Nagaland Police Welfare Association and lady wives of police officers and all other ranks at NAPTC, Hockey Ground, Chumoukedima on 12th November 2021.

Wife of Chief Minister, Nagaland, Kaisa Rio, inaugurated the stalls set up by different units and also gave away the prizes to the winners.

Under Bamboo Work category, 11th NAP IR Battalion bagged the first prize while DEF Peren and 6th NAP Battalion bagged the 2nd & third prize respectively. Under Recycled Item, DEF, Kohima was adjudged first and 7th NAP Battalion and Nagaland Police Training School were given 2nd and third prizes respectively.

Eye catching bamboo and wood products, fresh flowers, eatables etc. were seen displayed in all 30 stalls set up for the competition.

(Watimenla, IA Dimapur)


The District Level Coordination Committee meeting, with the aim of effective implementation of section 4, 5, 6 and 7 of COTPA Act, 2003, was conducted on 11th November at DC’s Conference hall, Kiphire.

The committee also decided to form an enforcement team and officially they will function as flying squad in the District. The team will be visiting shops from time to time and fine will be imposed on the defaulters.

District Nodal Officer, NTCP Kiphire, Dr. N Moa Jamir informed that posters were pasted in all the offices and institutions to create awareness among the public. He also informed that the committee will select “Tobacco Free Institutions” within the District and they will be given certificate during the Statehood Day celebration on 1st December 2021.

(Wangshikokla, IA Kiphire)


Deputy Commissioner & Chairman District Road Safety Committee, Mokokchung Limawabang Jamir convened a meeting and had a joint survey for identification of accident prone areas in Mokokchung town on 12th November 2021.

The survey team included Executive Engineer, Mokokchung Electrical Division; Executive Engineer PWD (NH) Mokokchung and Service Provider from BSNL and the team was led by EAC Mokokchung, Vitolu Chishi and Trafic OC Mokokchung, Talimayang Jamir.

The following areas were designate as accident prone areas: 1. Ungma 145.200 KM, 2. Marepkong ward 146.400 KM, 3. Marepkong ward near Hyundai Company 146.700 KM under NH.02, 4. Assam rifle Camp 147.500 KM, 5. Yimyu ward near IOC Petrol Pump 3.200 KM NH 702, 6. Near IMDH (Bridge) 7. Near Petrol Pump Sungkomen ward 153.600 KM NH.02, 8. Old Tuensang road junction Tzusapang 155.500 KM NH. 02.

The Team visited all the areas and discussed to find right of ways and put necessary roadside barricades and caution road signs to help save motorist from fatal accidents.

(DPRO Mokokchung)


The Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) under the aegis of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) observed National Legal Services Day on 9th November as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Pan India Awareness and Legal Services Week.

Kiphire DLSA observed National Legal Services Day on 9th November 2021 at Government High School, Kiphire.  Retainer Lawyer, DLSA Kiphire, Bendangwati Sangtam, spoke on Importance and Functions of Legal Services. Senior Principal, GHS Kiphire, YP Singh, encouraged the participants to be active in the activities in order to acquire batter legal knowledge and also acknowledged all the LLC teacher-in-charges as well as to LLC members for their positive response. All together 75 persons from five Legal Literacy Club schools, Agape High School, Saramati High School, El-Beth High School, GHS Kiphire, GHS Yangphi and teaching staffs participated.

Dimapur DLSA conducted Mini Legal Camp by setting up Legal Camp at Deputy Commissioners Complex, Dimapur. Secretary Dimapur DLSA & CJMSeyielenuo Mezhii, NJS, highlighted the importance of Legal Services Act and how Legal Services came into existence. The camp was opened for general public and during the camp free legal counseling, free affidavit and free drafting of application of any kind were provided in which around 37 beneficiaries avail free services from the said camp.

Longleng DLSA organised a Mini Legal Services camp in observance of National Legal Services Day at Court Complex. During the inaugural session, Secretary LDLSA highlighted on the different schemes available under Legal Services Authority, later Project Asst. Urged the participants to avail the services of mini legal services camp and also to visit the frontal office for any grievances and screen the video clips act played by the PA and PLs of the LDLSA on RTE Act, Food Security Act , Pension Schemes under Social welfare Department and Lok Adalat. The State Bank of India also participated to sensitise the attendees on the various schemes like PMSPY, PMJJPY, APY, NPS and Zero Account. Free affidavits were also made available to the beneficiaries wherein 33 participants were benefited.

Phek DLSA observed National Legal Services Day by organising Legal awareness program at Chozuba sub-division. In the programme, ADC, Chozuba, Theodore Yanthan delivered a short speech. Resource persons Samuel Ritse PP, Phek briefed on the topics POCSO Act 2012, and RTE 2009, Keneinuo Swuro PA,Phek  shared on the  Social Welfare Schemes &  Lok Adalat. Cheliam Khiamniungan Secy, PDLSA spoke on the function of  Legal Services and National Food Security Act 2013.The Program was chaired by PLV, Phek, Kevizenuo Lohe. Altogether, 96 representatives from 16 villages and 1 town attended the program.

Tuensang DLSA organized a seminar on Anti-Ragging and Sexual Harrasment-Prevention Prohibition and Redressal jointly organised by IQAC, Anti-Ragging and Internal Committee of Sao Chang College in collaboration with Tuensang District Legal Services Authority venue at Multipurpose hall. Advocate, TDLSA, Soteth Anar spoke on the topic Anti-Ragging and Antimangyang Chang Retainer Lawyer, TDLSA spoke on the topic sexual Harrasment-Prevention Prohibition, and Redressal. Kumdilong Kessen Judicial magistrate first class Tuensang cum secretary TDLSA share about the court procedure.Vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Santosh Kumar Singh coordinator IQAC. All together 300 beneficiaries attended the programme.

Wokha DLSA observed Legal Services Day cum Mini Camp at Chukitong Range Covering 6 Villages. Khrievono Seletsu delivered keynote address, EAC Chukitong, Echungbemo Erui, delivered Inaugural address, Highlights of WDLSA  activities and Mini Camp activities by Adv. Meribemo A Lotha & Adv. Shanchobeni P Lotha. Programme Moderator was Adv. Renbonthung Tsanglao. During the Camp Legal Help Desk Was Opened for General public Where Free Legal  Counselling, Legal Draftings, Applications free Pamphlets Were provided by Adv.Gracy Ezung and other Panel Lawyers, Free registration To undergo Vocational Training by DDU-GKY Under Ministry of Rural Development, Free medical Checkup and medicines, Free Blood Group Testing and HIV aids Testing By NSACS .

Mokokchung DLSA conducted drawing competition on account of Legal Services Day under the aegis of NALSA and NSLSA. The competition was held at Children’s Home and Observation Home, Mokokchung under the theme ‘The World we live in’. Altogether 12 of them participated. Out of which 3 of them were awarded as First, Second and third were awarded with gift hampers and certificate

Zunheboto DLSA , on account and in observance of Legal Services Day organised cleanliness drive at District Court Complex, Zunheboto along with court staffs, prosecution staffs and PI staffs. 23 members participated in the programme.



(A DIPR feature by Kiso, IA, Peren)

Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, the seeds of berries from certain coffee species. From the coffee fruit, the seeds are separated to produce a stable, raw product: unroasted green coffee.

The health benefits from coffee are as follows:

  1. Two cups of coffee could cut post-workout muscle pain upto 48%.
  2. Increases fibre intake; one cup of brewed coffee contributes upto 1.8 gram of fibre.
  3. Protects against liver cirrhosis; both coffee and decaffeinated coffee lowers the liver enzyme level.
  4. Lowers type two diabetes; daily cup of coffee consumed decreases type two diabetes by 9%.
  5. Lowers Alzheimer’s disease; there is considerable evidence that caffeine may protect against Alzheimer’s disease (European Journal of Neurology).
  6. Reduces depression; Harvard School of Public Health found that women who drink four or more cups of coffee were 20% less likely to suffer from depression.
  7. Protects against Parkinson’s disease; research in Sweden revealed that drinking coffee reduces risk of Parkinson’s even when genetic factors come into play.
  8. Coffee drinkers have less risk of heart disease; Korean researchers found that participants who consumed three to five cups of coffee in a day were less likely to show signs of disease.
  9. Coffee drinkers have stronger DNA; European Journal of Nutrition showed that coffee drinkers have DNA with stronger integrity since the white blood cells of coffee drinkers had far less instance of spontaneous DNA strand breakage.
  10. Lowers risk of multiple sclerosis; at least four cups of coffee in a day help protect against the development and reoccurrence of MS.
  11. Reduces colorectal cancer risk; even moderate consumption of coffee could reduce the odds of developing colorectal cancer by 26%.
  12. Reduces liver cancer risk; researchers at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Centre found that those who consume one- three cups of coffee in a day have a 29% reduced risk of developing liver cancer.
  13. Less gout risk; risk of developing gout in man decreases with increase in coffee consumption.
  14. Longevity; Greeks boiled coffee in linked to longevity and heart health.
  15. Prevents retinal damage; a Cornell University Study showed that coffee may prevent retinal damage due to oxidative stress.
  16. Black coffee prevents cavities; researchers in Brazil found that strong black coffee kills the bacteria on teeth that lead to tooth decay.
  17. May protect against periodontal disease; the US Department of Veterans Affairs Dental Longitudinal Study has linked coffee consumption to dental health.
  18. May protect against Melanoma; the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that melanoma risk disease with coffee consumption.
  19. Reduces heart attack mortality risk; researchers found that those who drink two or more cups of coffee daily after having a heart attack have the least risk of dying from heart attack.
  20. USDA recommends for better health; the USDA’s new 2015 dietary guidelines recommend it for better health.
  21. Helps to get along with co-workers; the Journal of Psychopharmacology showed the that workers/ work places who consume coffee have a more positive view of self and other.

Sources: Department of Land Resources, Government of Nagaland