News in Brief
Army conducts written test
A total of 499 candidates have sat for written test for recruitment into the Indian army at Rangapahar on May 27. The written test was a follow-up of a recruitment rally was held in Tuensang from April 12 to 14 for enrolment of boys from Nagaland to Indian army. Thereafter, the medical test was conducted from April 15 to May 5. A defence release issued by Col C Konwar, PRO (Defence) stated that the result of the test is likely to be declared in the second week of June on its website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.
NCA convenes meeting
President of Nagalan Cricket Association (NCA) has convened on June 8 at Niathu Resort, Chumoukedima, Dimapur, at 4 pm. The association honourary secretary, Abu Metha has requested all the presidents of district cricket associations and NCA executive members/ office bearers to attend the meeting without fail.
ICFAI university confers degree
ICFAI University Nagaland has conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) to Sentisangla from the department of management studies for her thesis titled ‘A study on the traditional institutions of self-governance among the Ao Nagas.’ She was assisted by Prof. Charles P Alexander. The university controller of examinations (in-charge), Dr. VT Vasagan, stated that the degree was awarded as per the UGC regulations, 2009.
NDMSA convenes meeting
Nagaland Directorate Ministerial Service Association (NDMSA) has convened an emergency meeting of the registrars and representatives of all the directorates in Nagaland on June 1 at Red Cross conference hall, Kohima, at 3 pm. The association president M Renthungo Tungoe stated that the meeting has been convened to deliberate on important issues pertaining to the welfare of the association. He has requested all the concerned members to attend the meeting without fail. Members are advised to have prior discussion on the issues attached in the circular already dispatched from their respective directorates and present their views in the meeting.
Kohima’s DC informs presiding officers
In view of the counting of votes for the by-election to the Nagaland parliamentary constituency to be taken on May 31, deputy commissioner and district election officer, Rajesh Soundararajan, has directed all the presiding officers of Kohima district to report to his office at 7:30 am on May 31 without fail.
Training for counting personnel held in Kiphire
Training for counting supervisors and counting micro observers was held in the DC’s conference hall, Kiphire, on May 29. The master trainers Daniel Sechopi Sangtam, DLMT, and K Alipa Sangtam, DLMT, gave instructions to the counting supervisors and micro observers. They imparted knowledge about the seal intact and advised the trainee to go through proper counting channel and show the seal intact to the counting agents in order to prevent anomalies during the counting. In the event of any inconveniences with the machine, trainees were asked to show to the observers for final decision.
Kohima to observe ‘No Tobacco Day’
The World No Tobacco Day will be observed at DBT Hall, Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) in Kohima on May 31 at 1 pm. The topic on ‘tobacco and heart disease’ will be delivered by a medical specialist of NHAK, Dr. Vanlaruati Nyuthe, while short speech will be delivered by state nodal officer Dr. Nchumbemo Ezung and a brief presentation on the activities of National Tobacco Control Programme will be presented by district nodal officer of Kohima Dr. Arenla walling.
Water supply to Phek town disrupted
The executive engineer of public health engineering department, T Imtiakum, has informed that the water supply to Phek town will be disrupted for indefinite period. A DIPR report quoting the engineer stated that the main pipelines of 100 mm were damaged on May 20 at several locations between Muchuri and Laka source in Ketsapo village by landslides and mudslides due to incessant rainfall. It reported that in some locations, vehicles were inaccessible to transport pipes and materials for repairing due to blockade of road. The engineer has requested the consumers of Phek town to bear with the inconveniences till the completion of the restoration work.