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DIPR Naga News (3.11.2021)


Home Department, Government of Nagaland has issued Supreme Court order W.P(c) no 728/2015 on direction of ban on firecrackers in India issue order dated 29 October 2021.

The Court order dated 11th October 2016 directed the Central Government to:

  1. Suspend all such licenses as permit sale of fireworks, wholesale and retail, within the territory of NCR;
  2. The suspension shall remain in force till further orders of this Court; and
  3. No such licenses shall be granted or renewed till further orders.

While issuing the aforesaid interim directions, the Court took into consideration the harmful effects of fireworks on the ambient air and the lungs, eyes and ears of the people. This Court also took note of the fact that extreme nuisance, noise the fireworks cause to citizens particularly the ailing and the aged.

The crackers with reduced emission (improved crackers) and green crackers would be permitted to be manufactured and sold. The manufacture, sale and use of joined firecrackers (series crackers or laris) are banned as the same cause huge air, noise and solid waste problems.

The sale shall only be through licensed traders and it shall be ensured that these licensed traders are selling those firecrackers which are permitted by this order.

No e-commerce websites, including Flipkart, Amazon, etc., shall accept any online orders and effect online sales. Any such e-commerce companies found selling crackers online will be hauled up for contempt of court and the Court may also pass, in that eventuality, orders of monetary penalties as well. Barium salts in the fireworks is also hereby banned.

PESO will ensure fireworks with permitted chemicals only to be purchased/possessed/sold/used during Diwali and all other religious festivals, of any religion whatsoever, and other occasions like marriages, etc. It shall test and check for the presence of banned chemicals like lithium/arsenic/antimony/lead/mercury. PESO will ensure suspension of the licenses of manufacturers of such fireworks items and appropriate disposal of such stock.

The court further order that everybody including the implementing agencies are bound to see that the directions issued by the Courts are implemented and followed in its true spirit and in toto.

The Court issued directions from time to time in the larger public interest and having found that such use of banned fireworks affects the health of the other innocent citizens including the senior citizens and the children, it is the duty of all the States/State Agencies to see that the directions issued by this Court in the earlier orders reproduced hereinabove are strictly complied with. No authority can be permitted the violation of the directions issued by this Court and permit banned firecrackers under the guise of celebration. Only those firecrackers are banned, as directed hereinabove, which are found to be injurious to health and affecting the health of the citizens, more particularly the senior citizens and the children.

The court further directs all the States/Union Territories to see that the directions issued earlier by this Court and issued by this Court today are strictly complied with in its true spirit and in toto. Any lapse on the part of the State Governments/State Agencies and Union Territories shall be viewed very seriously and if it is found that any banned firecrackers are manufactured, sold and used in any particular area, the Chief Secretary of the concerned State(s), the Secretary (Homes) of the concerned State(s) and the Commissioner of Police of the concerned area, District Superintendent of Police of the concerned area and the SHO/Police Officer in-charge of the concerned police station shall be held personally liable.

All States/Union Territories have been directed to give due publicity through electronic media/print media/local cable services to make the people aware and know the directions issued by this Court issued hereinabove with respect to manufacture, use and sale of banned firecrackers.

                                                                                                (Esuihangle, IA)



A felicitation programme for the award of Governor’s Certificate of Excellence, 2021 on essay competition under the topic “Relevance of Gandhiji’s thoughts for building a peaceful and prosperous Nagaland” on account of Gandhi Jayanti 2021 was held at Kohima District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) Hall, Kohima on 3rd November 2021.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Kohima, N. Bhavani Sri, IAS who chaired the programme gave a brief account of the essay competition. She said that on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti 2021, as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and at the initiative of Raj Bhavan, all the districts were asked to organise the essay competition for the students of High Schools and Higher Secondary Schools in all the districts of Nagaland.

Accordingly, the Kohima District level essay competition was conducted in online mode on the topic as notified and out of 57 participants from 18 schools, Vijayanand V. Thomas, class – 12 from Rüzhükhrie Higher Secondary School, Kohima won the first prize who was awarded prize money of Rs, 25,000/- and certificate while Alinen Kent, class – 12 from Stella Higher Secondary School bagged the second prize who received a prize money of Rs. 15,000/- and certificate. Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie NCS gave away the first prize and Principal Director (DSE), Shanavas, C. IAS gave away the second prize.

(DPRO, Kohima)



Ceremonial Attestation Parade for the 66th batch comprising of the 489 recruit constables was held on 3rd November 2021, at Nagaland Police Training School (NPTS) Parade Ground, Chumukedima.

Director General of Police, Nagaland, John Longkumer inspected the parade and took the salute from 16 parade contingents. He congratulated the newly graduated constables of the 66th Batch including the family members of the newly recruits terming the day as remarkable not only for the fresh recruits but also for the Nagaland Police family. With the training process over and oath of allegiance taken, Longkumer expressed happiness with the addition of 489 trained police personnel ready for duty. Describing police personnel as Peace Warriors, he reminded them about their pledge for restoring peace by maintaining law and order in the society. Emphasising on the importance of Community Oriented Policing, mutual self-respect and Discipline, the DGP said that promotions would be awarded based on performances. On the occasion he also cautioned the newly recruits not to misuse social media platforms. He congratulated the Principal NPTS, Aboli Metha, all the unit commanders, parade commanders, trainers, IGP training, DIG Training for the successful conduct of the program.

Principal NPTS, Aboli Metha administered the oath of allegiance to the new recruits. Giving a brief report of the training, Metha informed that 489 new recruits including 85 women constables were given training relating to physical training, drills, weapon handling, investigation subjects and awareness programmes on various topics. The educational qualification of the newly recruits included 6 post graduates, 78 graduates, 66 HSSLC, 133 matriculates and 206 under matric.

She further informed that the training was completed without any report of Covid cases as all necessary precautions were taken during the training period in view of the Covid pandemic. Metha acknowledged the intervention of the CM, Dy. CM, DGP Nagaland and all the senior officers from PHQ for recognising the services of the instructors.

Earlier, the DGP handed over the trophies and certificates to the awardees of the 66th batch. Awardees were All Round best  and Best in Legal studies was bagged by Constable Limasunep Longkumer, Best in weapon handling to Constable Anguvito H. Zhimomi, Best in Drill to Constable Phasenti Magh, Best in physical training to Constable Zuchanthung Tungoe and Best in Turn out went to Constable Khriephreto Meyase.

Vice Principal, NPTS, I Meren Chenth was the Parade commander while CDI, NPTS, ABI Pitongse Sangtam was Parade 2 i/c for the day. ADGP, Renjamo Kikon and other senior police officials also attended the program.

(DPRO Dimapur)




DC Mon, Thavaseelan K, IAS on 2nd November 2021, on behalf of the District Task Force on Covid-19 Mon, expressed gratitude to the Help Nagaland Breathe (HNB) Campaign for donating medical aids/consumables/medical equipment to the District. The consignment was received by the Deputy Commissioner on 19th October, 2021.

The consignment included an array of medical aid/consumables and equipment such as 30 oxygen cylinder regulators,  70 thermometers, 15 pediatric oximeters, 800 PPE Kits, 100 pulse oximeters, 40 IR temperature guns, 4000 3 ply masks, 200 N95 masks, 1500 sterile and non-sterile gloves, 50 oxygen masks. In addition, the HNB Campaign under HNB Phase 2 distribution earlier also donated 2 (10 litres) Oxygen Cylinders, 10 (46.5 litres) Oxygen Cylinders, 50 pulse oximeters, 50 NRB masks, 400 hand sanitizers, 600 medicine kits, 2 BIPAP machines and 300 PPE kits to District Hospital Mon, CHC Tobu and CHC Aboi.

The Deputy Commissioner further stated that the medical aid/consumables/equipment will greatly help the District in the fight against Covid-19 for which the effort of HNB Campaign is deeply appreciated.

                                                                                                (Renbenthung, IA Mon)



MLA and the Chairman of the Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Dr. Chotisuh Sazo, has rescheduled the meeting of the Committee on Subordinate Legislation, which was originally scheduled for 2nd November 2021, to 8th November 2021 at 11:00 A.M in the Committee Room of the Assembly Secretariat.

Members of the Committee have been requested to kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting as rescheduled.





Deputy Commissioner Phek, Razouvolie Dozo has notified that there will be total restriction of traffic movement under SARDP-NE Pfutsero-Phek ongoing 2-lane road between the chainage 50+600 to 51+100 (near Losami village) from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM from 3rd to 20th  November, 2021. The restriction is necessitated to facilitate speedy completion of 2-Lane works of Pfutsero-Phek road.

Public have been advised to avoid travelling in the aforementioned stretch during the stipulated time for safety. All concerned may take note of the same for necessary action.

                                                                                                (DPRO Phek)




Transport Commissioner, Nagaland, Elias T Lotha stated that the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has laid down the guidelines for “Scheme for grant of Award to the Good Samaritan who has saved life of a victim of a fatal accident involving a motor vehicle by administering immediate assistance and rushing to Hospital/Trauma Care Centre within the Golden Hour of the accident to provide medical treatment”. He said that the scheme came into effect on the 15th of October 2021, and shall remain operational till the completion of the 15th Financial Cycle, i.e., 31st March 2026, with the objective to help the road accident victims in emergency situation, inspire and motivate others to save innocent lives.

The amount of award for each Good Samaritan would be Rs. 5000/- per incident. Also, there will be 10 National Level Awards for the most worthy Good Samaritans who will be selected from all those who have been awarded during the year with a cash award of Rs. 1,00,000/- each.




DC Mon, Thavaseelan K, IAS on 2nd November 2021 has invited applicants for undergoing Capacity Building Training for unemployed youth under UDAP programme by DUDA. The details of the training programme are as below:

SNo. Name of Training Programme No. of Persons Duration Date of Training Location of Training
1 Culinary & Confectionaries 20 3 Days 22nd-24th November 2021 Town Council Hall,Mon
2 Cooking 15 3 Days 22nd-24th November 2021 Town Council Hall,Mon

Interested candidates may submit details to the Office of the Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil), (Development) on or before 10th November 2021.

Criteria for Training

  1. Candidates must be minimum 18 years of age.
  2. Candidates must be minimum Class 10 pass
  3. 2 nos. of passport size photo
  4. Xerox copy of Aadhaar card
  5. Residential address with phone number

All documents are to be submitted by 10th November 2021 to the Office of the Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil), Development for further submission to the Government. For queries contact: 9612014688.

(Renbenthung, IA Mon)



In commemorating 75 years of Independence in the subsequent year 2022, National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare launched a campaign on New India @75 which were planned to conduct awareness in three phased manner on the three themes namely; HIV, TB and Blood donation with the objectives to disseminate  information regarding HIV/TB prevention and services; Developing an understanding about the infection and to reduce stigma & discrimination against People Living with HIV/AIDS and TB; and also to encourage blood donation within youths.

In disseminating the campaign, a District Level Committee was formed under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan, IAS and CMO, Dimapur, Dr. I. Moatemjen, as Member Secretary. Further a sub-committee was formed to look after the entire campaign for the awareness, publicity and also to screen the competitions under the three themes i.e. HIV, TB and Blood donation. The awareness campaign was spearheaded by District AIDS Prevention & Control Unit (DAPCU) and District Tuberculosis Officer, Dimapur and conducted awareness camps on HIV, TB and Blood donation to various schools and colleges within Dimapur district.

Altogether, seven colleges, namely Pranabananda Women’s college, Public College Of Commerce & Arts, Sakus Mission college, Sd Jain Girls’ College, Yemhi College, Immanuel College and City College Of Arts & Commerce. And the following six schools i.e. Carmel Higher Secondary School, Holy Child School, Holy Cross Higher Secondary School, Little Star Higher Secondary School, St. Paul Higher Secondary School and St. Joseph Higher Secondary School were covered under the first phase of awareness campaign. The campaign also included competitions on the three (3) themes i.e. HIV, TB and Blood donation for the schools and colleges. In the school category, the competition were on Paint your thought (Face painting/ Mask painting) and Voice your thought (Spoken word competition), and in the college level the competition were on Publicize your thought (Poster making) and Film your thought (short video/ documentary).

After all the entries were received, the screening committee which comprised of Dy. CMO, Dist. Education Officer and DPO, DAPCU, Dimapur screened and judged the entries received from the students under the three themes.

After the committee screened the entries the result of the competition was declared on 2nd November 2021 with EAC (Development), Dimapur who felicitated the winners as the special guest in the presence of Dy. CMO and DTO, Dimapur.

                                                                                                (DPRO Dimapur)