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State cabinet announces inclusion of Garo, Kachari and Kuki for Mini-Hornbill festival

By EMN Updated: Jun 07, 2018 12:14 am

Dimapur, June 6 (EMN): The state cabinet in its meeting held on June 5, has announced to include Garo, Kachari, and Kuki communities for the Mini Hornbill. The house has suggested that the Naga Council Dimapur can organise a common function of all tribes in consultation with the deputy commissioner and tribal bodies.
Mini Hornbill festivals will be held in the districts as decided by the cabinet in its earlier meeting dated April 16.
Update received from DIPR on Wednesday informed that during the meeting the cabinet discussed its April 16 decision on the constitution of Nagaland Investment and Development Authority (NIDA) and approved the change in nomenclature to Investment and Development Authority Nagaland (IDAN) to avoid confusion with similar sounding acronym.
The house decided to constitute a committee to study the issues relating to royalty collection on minor minerals between the Forest Department and Geology and Mining department and amendment thereof.
The committee will be led by the principal secretary of Municipal Affairs & Development Commissioner Sentiyanger Imchen as chairman, principal secretary of Environment, Forest and CC, commissioner-secretary of Geology & Mining, PCCF, director of Geology & Mining, and secretary of Law & Justice as members.
Advocate general has apprised the Cabinet on various pending matters before the Supreme Court and the High Court. It was also decided to constitute a ministerial committee to examine the women reservation issue and hold discussions with the tribal hohos and stakeholders. The committee was instated with cabinet ministers led by G Kaito Aye as convener and CM Chang, Neiba Kronu, P Paiwang Konyak, Jacob Zhimomi and advisor Mmhonlumo Kikon as members.
The proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill of the Government of India was also discussed. The cabinet was of the view that Nagaland is protected under Article 371(A) of the Constitution and the ILP regulations. However, if the proposed amendment goes against the interest of the Nagas, the Government of Nagaland will go against such amendments and take up any such issues with the Government of India.
As a follow up to the meeting of the political affairs committee meeting with tribal hohos held on May 11 in Kohima, the cabinet secretary has been directed to write to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly for revival / reconstitution of the joint legislators’ forum in order to strengthen the efforts being made towards the peace process.
The house further decided to observe the Statehood Day on Dec. 1 at the Secretariat Plaza and the inauguration programme of the Hornbill Festival will be held in the afternoon on the same day.
Revoked renaming of Indira Gandhi Stadium
The cabinet reviewed its earlier decision made on March 8 and decided to revoke renaming of the Indira Gandhi Stadium to Dr. T Ao Stadium.

By EMN Updated: Jun 07, 2018 12:14:50 am