Naga News


DIPR, Kohima

Monday 8th April 2019



            Trustees of Kohima Educational Trust (KET) of UK held an interaction session with the Naga book publishers, entrepreneurs, media reports, writers etc on 8th April 2019 at Hotel Japfu, Kohima.

            The KET trustees, Stephen White, Chairman of the UK Media Monitoring Association in his introductory speech shared that he is a Publishing Executive who worked for CBS, McGraw-Hill and The Thomson Corporation in various management roles in educational and professional book and journals publishing and also led a management buy-in of the media monitoring company. He is also a director of the publishing companies Kogan Page, WARC and Infinite Ideas, and Chairman of the UK Media Monitoring Association.

            Sylvia May, CEO Kohima Educational Trust, UK and the daughter of Gordon Graham, Honorary Founder and President of the Kohima Educational Trust  said that she is proud that her father has inspired many people to share his vision to commemorate those who fought and died in Kohima, and the Naga people who have done so much for the British in the past resolved to found the Kohima Educational Trust (KET) as a debt of honour to the Naga people.  She is now actively working to put something back into the community and promote the work of the Trust in Kohima. She also shared that she loves to travel and talk about books and also help people in selling their books internationally.

            During interaction session, problems faced by the local writers, publishers, media houses and entrepreneurs were shared and also many queries were being answered and guided in the right directions by the KET trustees.

            President, KES, Charles Chasie also said that KET will be conducting a workshop on how to write stories for young writers and writers, news reporting with trained trainers.


                                                                                    (Maongtemjen, IA) 



            Chief Electoral Officer, Nagaland, Abhijit Sinha, IAS has notified for general information of all concerned that as per Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, the campaigning period for General Election to the 17th Lok Sabha, 2019 from 1-Nagaland Parliamentary Constituency and Bye-Election to Nagaland Legislative Assembly from 26-Aonglenden (ST) AC shall come to an end w.e.f. 4:00 PM – 9th April 2019 and that there is prohibition of public meetings during the period of forty eight hours ending with hour fixed for conclusion of poll. No person shall:-

  • convene, hold or attend, join or address any public meeting or procession in connection with an election; or
  • display to the public any election matter by means of cinematograph, television or other similar apparatus; or
  • propagate any election matter to the public by holding, or by arranging the holding of, any musical concert or any theatrical performance or any other entertainment or amusement with a view to attracting the members of the public.

            Any person who contravenes this provision shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

            The District Election Administration/Police Administration shall ensure that all political functionaries shall leave the constituency immediately after the campaign period is over. However, the said restriction may not be insisted upon the office bearer of the political party who is in-charge of the State. Such office bearer of the political party shall declare his place of stay in the State Headquarters and his movement during the period in question shall remain confined normally between his party office and place of his stay.




            Expenditure Observer, L.P. Singh, IRS who has been assigned to monitor election expenses incurred by the candidates for election to the House of the People from 1-Nagaland Parliamentary Constituency perused the expenses of all candidates during the 3rd and the last round of inspection of accounts at Commissioner’s Conference Hall on 8th April 2019 in the presence of Under Secretary, Border Affairs & Nodal Officer for Election Expenditure Monitoring, RO Office, Zuring Madeliang & Asst. Commissioner & Nodal Officer for Election Expenditure Monitoring, DC Office Kohima, Vineet Kumar, IAS.

            With this, the inspection of election expenses done by the expenditure observer in every election in accordance with the Commission’s instruction laid down under ‘Inspection of Accounts’ has come to an end.

            All the four contesting candidates furnished the detail expenses incurred and placed before the Expenditure Observer for perusal. The EO also thanked all the political parties for their cooperation and strictly adhered to the guidelines and provisions laid down by the Election Commission of India.

                                                                                    (Nongozo Rikha, APRO)




            DC & DEO Kohima, Anoop Khinchi, IAS has informed all concerned that under Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act 1951, in the period of 48 hours ending with the fixed for the close of poll, no campaign can be carried out

            Accordingly, all concerned are informed to take note of the restrictions and ensure that all political functionaries, party workers, procession functionaries and campaign functionaries etc. from outside the constituency and who are not voters of the constituency shall leave the constituency immediately after the campaign period is over from 4:00 PM of 9th April 2019


                                                                                    (Akamla IA Kohima)




            The last and final round of training for upcoming Lok Sabha election 2019 was held at GHSS Phek on 8th April 2019 where the Deputy Commissioner called upon all to be sincere and be responsible.

            SDO (Civil) also informed the election duty personnel to be dutiful and alert while performing their duties.

            Master trainer John Kiso asked all to use helpline numbers i.e 9612776848 wherever necessary. EVM handling was also demonstrated.

                                                                                                (DPRO & IA Phek)



            District Election Officer & Deputy Commissioner, Wokha, Dr.Manazir Jeelani Samoon while addressing the final training of the polling Officials for the forthcoming Lok Sabha parliamentary election 2019 at GHSS auditorium hall, Wokha that stated all officials should make use of the training as this will be the final training before the poll and urged all to take this as an opportunity to clear their doubts from the Officials and Master trainers.

            Wishing them the best he said, for the successful conduct of the election, sincere effort and cooperation of all polling officials is required and appealed to all to extend the same.

            DEO also informed that 79 polling parties will be dispatched/moving out tomorrow and the rest will be dispatched the next day, where he reminded all parties to update information soon after reaching their respective polling stations. He also reminded to take detail data/note of senior citizens and Persons with disability/differently abled persons coming to exercise their franchise in their respective polling stations.

            ADC, Sanis briefed the officials about Check List, EAC Wokha dwelled on Election Duty Certificates (EDC) while AEO, Wokha briefed about Eroll.


                                                                                    (Zubenthung, IA Wokha) 



            Kiphire District Sector Officers for Lok Sabha election 2019 Sector Officers meeting was held at Deputy Commissioner Office Kiphire on 8th April 2019. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Commissioner, Kiphire, M.Shayung Phom.

            DC expressed his gratitude to all the sector Officers, Superintendent of Police (SP) and police forces for their tireless work for the success of election in the District. He also requested them to visit polling stations in their jurisdiction for safety reason and to observe and complete the formalities prescribed before the commencement of the poll start. DC further requested all the Sector Officers to insure that the voting procedure is being correctly followed.

            ADC Renny Wilfred also informed all the Sector Officers to insure that the documents are ready for submission.

                                                                                    (DPRO Kiphire) 



            DC & DEO Tuensang, Mohammed Ali Shihab convened a joint sitting of Sector Magistrates and Sector Commanders on 8th April 2019 at DB’s Conference Hall Tuensang. The joint sitting discussed the detail strategies and planning to act on logistics on instance law and order situations and communication plans. The meeting was attended by all the police officers headed by SP Tuensang and all the 29 sector magistrates for the forthcoming Parliamentary Election 2019. The sitting discussed on details about the 23 shadow polling station within Tuensang district and its backup plans to support communication failures.

            Detail Communication, deployment and transportation planning were discussed as per the assembly constituency wise as per its discrepancies. The sitting also discussed on the targeted critical and vulnerable polling stations and DC also instructed the officials to take a correct measure to avoid any eventualities. The main motive of the sitting was to conduct the free and fair election peacefully and successfully.

                                                                                    (Thungti Chang, IA Tuensang)



            Lack of infrastructure in our state is due to absence of clean election, stated DC & DEO Wokha, Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon, IAS while flagging off walk for ethical voting on SVEEP Awareness Campaign on Clean Election to Lok Sabha 2019. Jointly organized by Wokha District Administration and Lotha Eloe Hoho on 6th April 2019 at police point. He added that we cannot blame only the government or the political parties, but need to introspect ourselves, whether to have prosperous future through observing ethical voting, or take inducement in cash and kind during election from the candidates or political parties and regret later, whereby, Manazir urged the public to select and vote for the right candidates, who can bring changes for the society in our nation building.

            While appealing to the citizens of Wokha district to go and cast the vote on 11th April, he also urged the gathering not to go for bogus voting or multiple voting which is against the ethical voting, as the concept of Election Commission of India (ECI) is one person one vote, DC said that to check all this malpractices, ECI has introduced on this ensuing election various identity cards to cast one’s vote instead of photo identity card.

            The programme was chaired by President Lotha Eloe Hoho Zuchopeni Ezong, invocation by Ranchano, Cultural Secy Lotha Eloe Hoho, special song by Sochano Tsopoe and vote of thanks by Grace Ezung, SVEEP icon Wokha.

                                                                                    (DPRO Wokha)



            The third and final phase training of the polling personnel of Dimapur District for Lok Sabha Election 2019 was conducted at Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Dimapur on 8th April 2019.

            DC & DEO Dimapur Kevekha Kevin Zehol who visited the class rooms during the training reminded the trainees to perform their assigned duties sincerely, stating that on the polling day they are no longer the state government employees but on Election Commission’s duty. While encouraging to be attentive in the training, DC said that the responsibilities of the 1st Polling Officer is no less than the Presiding Officer as if anything happens to the Presiding Officer the 1st Polling has to shoulder the responsibilities.

            Altogether around 1400 Polling Personnel were trained for Dimapur District for the Lok Sabha Election scheduled to be held on 11th April 2019.


                                                                                    (Watimenla & Sebu, IA Dimapur)



            Additional Deputy Commissioner, Noklak, Neilezo Tep stated that as per the Election Commission of India directive Photo Voter Slip shall not be accepted as stand – alone identification document for Voting. All electors/ Voters must produce EPIC or any of the following Document for establishing their identity while casting their vote .Passport, Driving License, Service Identity Cards with photograph issued to employees by Central/ State Government PSUs/Public Limited Companies, Passbooks with  Photograph issued by Bank/ Post Office, PAN Card, Smart card issued by RIG  under NPR, MGNREGA Job Card, Health Insurances, Smart card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour, Pension document with photograph, Official Identity Cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs; and Aadhaar Card.

                                                                                    (APRO Noklak)



            The final Randomization of Polling Personnel for Peren District for the Parliamentary Election to the Lok Sabha 2019 was done on 7th April 2019 at old DC office, Peren.

            Final Randomization was done in the presence of DC&DEO Peren, Sarita Yadav IAS, Albert Ezung, Micro-Observer Romeo and representatives from the Political Parties.


                                                                                                (Shahlong IA Peren)




            ADC & DEO Pughoboto Mhathung Tsanglao has informed all Government employees under Pughoboto Election District who have been drafted for Election Duty for Generals Elections to Lok Sabha and have applied for Election Duty Certificate (EDC) that the same will be issued on 9th and 10th of April 2019. All concerned may collect the same from ADC Office Pughoboto.


                                                                                                (APRO Pughoboto)




            Deputy Commissioner & District Election Officer and Assistant Returning Officer, Peren, Sarita Yadav, IAS convened a meeting with sector and commanding officers on 8th April, 2019 at Old DC office, Peren.

            Sarita Yadav informed that EPICs are ready for the electors to exercise their franchise which is scheduled on 11th April. Senior Superintendent of Police, Peren, V. Zashὔmo, IPS directed officers and security personnel to ensure safety of the EVMs.


                                                                                    (Kiso & Shahlong, IA Peren)



            Father’s Awareness programme under “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” was held at Town Hall Bhandari on 6th April 2019.

            Major, JP Singh, 28th Assam Rifles Bhandari and Zuchanthung yanthan  Associate Pastor BTBC were  resource persons.

            Major JP Singh called upon fathers to encourage the girl child to achieve their goals and to give them equal opportunity in every field without discrimination and to give them proper health care. He stated that healthy children performed well in every activities. It is the girls, wives and mothers who always work hard and responsibilities they bear for us, we need to respect them and caring attitude in lives of a girl child, he added.

             Zuchanthung Yanthan also called upon the fathers to maintain gender equality.

            The programme was chaired by Dr. Aotula Kichu Dental surgeon CHC Bhandari and key note address was given by Tiameren Chang ADC Bhandari. The programme was attended by officers, NGOs, Policemen, Asha and Anganwadi workers and representatives from all colonies.


                                                                                                (IA Bhandari)



            DC Tuensang and Chairman DDMA, Mohammad Ali IAS distributed an amount of Rs. 4,00000/- (Rupees four lakh) each as ex-gratia to the families of Late. Throngkila of Yakur Village and Late. Mongshai of Nokyan Village on 6th April 2019 at Tuensang district, who passed away by a tragic incident of fire and windstorm on 9th January 2019 and 23rd February 2019.


                                                                                                (Tialemba DPRO Tuensang)




            Sub- Divisional Officer (Civil) & Returning Officer 26 Aonglenden (ST) Assembly constituency, Mokokchung, Abhinav Shivam IAS has informed all concerned that under Section 126 of the Representation of People Act, 1951, in the period of 48 hours ending with the hour fixed for the close of Poll, no campaign can be carried out.

            The Political functionaries/Party workers/Processions functionaries/Campaign functionaries etc from outside the constituency and who are not voters of the constituency are therefore, directed not to remain in the constituency after the campaign period is over.

            Accordingly all are informed to take note of the restrictions and ensure that no Political functionaries/Party workers/Processions functionaries/Campaign functionaries etc from outside the constituency and who are not voters of the constituency to remain in the constituency from 4:00 PM of 9th April 2019 till the Election is over.

                                                                                    (DPRO Mokokchung)