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DIPR Naga News (13.11.2020)


Advisor Power Department, Tovihoto Ayemi flagged of NST Bus service which will be plying from Dimapur to Ruzazho village and vice versa, today 13th November 2020 from NST Bus Station Dimapur.

On the occasion, Tovihoto reiterated that the government led by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, are working tirelessly to fulfil the commitments made by PDA Government. Today’s flagging off of NST service is one such glaring example where the Government is striving for reaching out even in the remote areas of Nagaland, he added.

The Government of the day is working in terms of transportation, availability of schemes, direct benefit to the individuals, economy of the state, power supply, road connectivity process, education and overall development and peace for the state, he maintained. He further mentioned that visible development could be noticed in the transport sector under the leadership of Transport Minister, Paiwang Konyak.

General Manager, NST, Er.Atovi Kiba observed that the bus service from Dimapur to Ruzazho and vice versa as a noble cause, stating that with the introduction of the new NST bus service, transportation problems faced by Ruzazho village and surrounding areas would be mitigated. Atovi appealed to the public to treat the property of the department as their own and to extend cooperation to the department especially to the operating staff and crew of the bus, so that the department continues to serve the public without loss in revenue.

Short speech was also delivered by Dr.Er.Vekho Swuro where he conveyed appreciation on behalf of 19 villages to the Transport Minister Paiwang, noting that history has been created for Ruzazho village. He informed that the bus would ply on alternate days to facilitate the Ruzazho and surrounding villagers.

Jt. GM, NST, A.Limasunep Jamir chaired the program while Pastor, Ruzazho Baptist Church, Muralhu Shijoh pronounced the invocation.

(DPRO Dimapur)


The monthly Sub Divisional Planning and Development Board meeting, Pughoboto was held under the chairmanship of MLA & SDPDB chairman, Pughoboto Y.Vikheho Swu at the DB court hall, Pughoboto on 13thNovember 2020

MLA Y.Vikheho Swu asked the EE (R&B) Pughoboto to maintain the roads and need to progress the roads with visibility. He also directed the PWD to maintain the road from Kashanyu junction to Pughoboto town and Pughoboto to Mukalimi and other areas before Christmas. He further informed the department to clear the jungle on the roads side in Doyang (Tapu) areas in right season. MLA said that he will send JCB to Kichilimi to clear up the roads very soon.

SDAO Myanthung Patton who presented department activities through power point presentation delivered about Focus-IFAD, PMKISAN and other CSS programmes implemented by the department. He mentioned that efforts are being made to produce winter crops like pea, gram, broccoli, cabbage, etc through groups and individual farmers. He stressed that farmers should produce crops in every season for self sufficiency.

CDPO Ghathashi, Chiro also presented the activities of the social department. She said although pandemic is on programs were conducted in the sub division under Ghathashi ICDS project under Pughoboto Sub division. The project covers all 53 Anganwadi centers in all 24 villages and town.

Next power point presentation will be presented by Industries & Commerce and Soil & Water conservation department. The house also fixed the date next SDPDB cum advent Christmas on 14 December 2020.

(APRO Pughoboto)


Deputy Commissioner Mon, Thavaseelan K, IAS has notified that some individuals are making use of the public ground at Zaklom Ward, Mon Town to learn/practice driving of motor vehicles and this, not only pose a potential hazard/risk to those, including Children, who use the public ground for recreational activities but also damage the public ground particularly during the monsoon season.

Henceforth, in the light of above, the practice of motor vehicle driving lessons within the perimeter of the local ground shall be strictly prohibited with immediate effect. Any violation of this order shall invite penalties under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

DC Mon also informed that any person intending to establish a Micro, Small or Medium Enterprise under Mon district is required to register online in the Udyam Registration Portal of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise, Government of India. The process of registration is free of cost.

For any further queries or assistance, one may approach the General Manager of the District Industries Centre, Mon.

(DPRO, Mon)


Addl. Deputy Commissioner and Electoral Registration Officer, Kohima, Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa has informed that in connection with the publication of Draft Photo Electoral Roll pertaining to Special Summary Revision w.r.t 01.01.2021 as the qualifying date, a meeting with the representatives of political parties and all the AEROs under Kohima District will be held on 16th November, 2020 at 1:00 P.M in the Conference Hall of the Deputy Commissioner Kohima. All concerned have been informed to be present for the meeting without fail.

(DPRO, Kohima)


The Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer Zunheboto Peter Lichamo notifies that the list of amendment to the draft electoral roll for the 31-Akuluto, 32-Atoizu, 33-Suruhuto, 34-Aghunato, 35-Zunheboto and 36-Satakha Assembly Constituencies has been prepared with reference to 1st January 2021 as the qualifying date and in accordance with Registration of Electoral Rules 1960.

In this respect , the DC and DEO Zunheboto informs the general public that the copy of draft electoral roll together with the list of amendment has been published and is available for inspection at DEO office.

(DPRO Zunheboto)


This is to inform all the public under Mon District that Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls will be undertaken with 1st January 2021 as qualifying date. The Integrated Draft Electoral Roll will be published on the 16th November 2020 with a period for claims and objections from 16th November 2020 to 15th December 2020.

The 1st Special Campaign dates have been fixed on the 20.11.2020 (Friday) and 21.11.2020 (Saturday) and the 2nd Special Campaign on 04.12.2020 (Friday) and 05.12.2020 (Saturday). Disposal of claims and objections will be completed by the 5th of January 2020. The final publication of Electoral Roll will be made on the 15th of January 2021.

All the stake holders in the district have also been informed that the final list of polling stations for 41- Tizit, 42- Watching, 43- Tapi, 44- Phomching, 45- Tehok, 46- Mon, 47 – Aboi, 48- Moka and 55- Tobu Assembly Constituencies has been published and is available for inspection at the Office of the Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer, Mon.



Additional Deputy Commissioner & Electoral Registration Officer, Wokha, K. Mhathung Tsanglao has informed all the Booth Level Officers (BLOs) under Wokha District that the Election Commission has scheduled Special Campaign dates with regard to special summary revision of photo Electoral Rolls w.r.t 01/01/2021 as qualifying date.

In this regards, all the Booth Level Officers (BLOs) are directed to conduct Special Campaign from their respective Polling Stations on the under mentioned dates without fail.
Special campaign dates (Activities & Period) – 20/11/2020, 21/11/2020, 04/12/2020 and 05/12/2020.

(Zubenthung IA, Wokha)


All the recognized political parties, Mon Division has been informed that Integrated Draft Electoral Rolls is scheduled to be published on the 16th of November. In this regard, political parties have been requested to be present at the Deputy Commissioner’s Conference Hall on the said date at 10:00 AM.

It may be reminded that 2 sets of Electoral Rolls in Draft (1 soft copy and 1 hard copy) for the 41 to 48 ACs & 55 AC will be issued to all the recognized political parties.



District Task Force (DTF) Kiphire on 13th Nov, 2020 held a review meeting at DC’s Chamber on 13th November 2020 under the chairmanship of newly posted DC Kiphire, Ajit Kumar Ranjan IAS.

Some of the agenda discussed in the meeting were:

  1. To prepare facility quarantine at DUDA guest house.
  2. To take care of food and its preparation at CCC by the District Administration.
  3. To prepare COVID-19 fund contribution expenses.
  4. Reopening of School for the higher classes will be operated on students voluntary basis.

Dr.Dheni while presenting overall COVID-19 related case in the district, he informed that total COVID-19 positive patients from Kiphire district was 23 but all have recovered and as such currently there is no positive case. He also stated that so far Kiphire has not seen any COVID-19 related death in the district. He said that 13 beds in general ward is kept ready which can further be increased to treat any suspected COVID-19 patients.

(Wangshikokla, IA Kiphire)



The COVID-19 outbreak in the State has been notified as a “Disaster” on account of it being a serious public health emergency under the “Disaster Management Act, 2005”;

Nagaland Disaster Management Authority, Govt, of Nagaland has issued detailed guidelines and SOPs from time to time, which have inter alia focused on voluntary adoption of safety behavior by the public to contain the spread of COVID- 19;

It is observed that wearing of mask, especially in public places, making the provision of hand washing facility by various establishments, maintaining physical distancing in high risk settings, etc. are often not being followed, which poses a serious risk of infection not only to the defaulters but also to other people around them;

Therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and in view of the guidelines issued under the Disaster Management Act, 2005; the following actions shall be taken by the enforcement agencies for violation of the SOPs and guidelines issued from time to time:

Violation/Offence Penalty Enforcement Agency
1. Not wearing mask in public places (including offices, banks, markets and business establishments, restaurants, hotels, public transport, social and religious gatherings or meetings, educational institutions) Rs. 100 – every time the offence is committed Police – level of ASI and above

Transport- Assistant Road Safety & Enforcement Inspector and above

2. No Hand washing facility / hand sanitizer (Shops and business establishments, restaurants & hotels) 1st offence: Rs. 500 and warning

Offence after 1 week of 1st offence: Sealing of the establishment with or without suspension of registration/license wherever applicable, till facilities are provided

Concerned Urban Local Body
3.Not adhering to the limit on the number of passengers as per guidelines (Bus, Taxi, Auto Rickshaw) Registration of a case under relevant sections of the National Disaster Management Act 2005 and Nagaland Epidemic Diseases (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020 Police – level of ASI and above

Transport – Assistant Road Safety & Enforcement Inspector and above

4.Violation or non-compliance of any other clauses/ provisions of SOPs/ advisories currently in force, including but not limited to Quarantine, Isolation, Contact Tracing, Testing (e.g. refusal to disclose contacts, refusal to undergo testing, breaking quarantine or isolation norm, discrimination or stigmatization of those affected by COVID-19, etc) Registration of a case under relevant sections of the National Disaster Management Act 2005 and Nagaland Epidemic Diseases (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020 District Task Force

This shall come into force immediately and shall remain valid till further orders.




The monthly DPDB meeting of Noklak for the month of November was held on 13th November at DC Conference hall under the Chairmanship of Reny Wilfred, IAS Deputy Commissioner and Vice Chairman DPDB.

DC said that it is the responsibility of government employees to deliver justice to the people who deserve to be served. He highlighted on the ground reality that is existing in the surrounding areas which has been witnessed during spot verification and encouraged the members to serve people through their service.

Duringreview of the last meeting minutes the DC reminded all the departments concerned for necessary action in submitting the activities going on and the Plan of Action.

The meeting discussed on the proposal for requirement of land/site for Police establishment at Noklak headquarter, construction of School building at GHS, Noklak Village, registration of ‘Refined Cluster Society ‘ of Noklak village, construction of Transit Camp at ITC, Dan (Pangsha) under BADP which were decided to be forwarded to higher authorities for approval.

Regarding improvement of medical facilities at ITC, Dan (Pangsha) in the recently upgraded PHC which is the first point of reference for people particularly coming from Myanmar side of the Free Movement Region, the meeting and unanimously approved the agenda to be forwarded to the concerned department.

Agenda for assessment of connectivity needs for effective border trade activity at ITC, Dan (Pangsha) was discussed and decided to endorsed the matter to EE R&B, Noklak for his report to be taken up with the government. Further, the stretch of road from 15 Km to New Pangsha Village measuring 6 Km (appprox)  which is vital and usually used for travel has been recommended to be taken up by the NPWD since the stretch of road is not been under any Department till date. Construction of Border Haat and operationalization through the Department of Industry and Commerce was approved by the house to be forwarded to the concern authority for consideration in order to facilitate trade activity. Proposal as submitted by the Department of Power, Noklak was discussed and approved to forward to the concerned department for necessary consideration.

Department of Urban Development presented the departmental activities during the meeting. State Bank of India, has been entrusted to deliver the Power Point Presentation in the next meeting.

(APRO, Noklak)


In order to take effective measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, DC Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan, has ordered the temporary sealing of InduSind Bank, near Plaza Restaurant, N.L Road Dimapur for 48 hours with immediate effect till further order.

DC stated that any person violating the containment measures will be liable to be proceeded as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, besides legal action under Section-188 of the IPC.

(Watimenla IA Dimapur)



The full text is as follows:

“As regards the total number of COVID-19 cases detected today, it is 23 cases- 5 in Kohima, 13 in Dimapur, 3 in Phek and 2 in Mon. The total number of positive cases in the State now stands at 9,638.

Out of the 9,638 positive cases, the total recoveries so far are 8,764. The active cases are 725 and there have been 46 deaths. As per the severity of symptoms 681 active cases are asymptomatic, 14 active cases are mild, 14 active cases are moderate on oxygen, 13 active cases are severe on oxygen, 2 active cases are critical without oxygen and 1 active case is on ventilator.

Further, out of 9,638 positive cases, the distribution across various categories of people are: 4,094 cases of Armed Forces/ Police, 1,694 cases of Returnees, 3,379 cases of Traced Contacts and 471 cases of Frontline Workers.

A total of 65,273 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR and results of 64,113 samples have been received. In addition, a total 34,745 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat and results of 34,734 samples have been received. Through Rapid Antigen Test 5,009 samples have been tested.”