News bulletin on February 24, 2020- NagalandExpress

Dimapur, February 24 (NE): News bulletin from various sources and press releases by NagalandExpress on February 24, 2020 are as follows:

1 – Mokokchung Police appreciates Shri Imtisunep

Mokokchung Police appreciated the responsible act of Shri Imtisunep, a resident of Dilong ward, Mokokchung by reporting at PS-I Mkg on February Seventeen, with a live ammunition, which he had found from the road between New Market and Dilong ward Mokokchung.

In a social media notification by Mokokchung Police today on February Twenty Four, it said that such acts of responsible behaviour goes a long way in building a better society. “We wish Shri Imtisunep, the very best in his future endeavors”. – unquote.

2- NMGA, Dimapur team gets awards in National Masters Games at Gujarat

Nagaland Masters Games Association (NMGA), Dimapur took part in recently held National Masters Games at Vadodara, Gujarat from February 5-9. NMGA team finished as third and it also won bronze medal in Football.

3- Grievous road conditions in Kohima & Dimapur is a major cause of pollution:

Member Secretary of Nagaland Pollution Control Board (NPCB), Dr. Kenei Miachieo said, the major cause of pollution in Kohima and Dimapur is dust caused by the grievous road conditions in the two districts. Speaking at a workshop on February Twenty Two at Kohima, Dr Miachieo said the main focus is towards the improvement of roads.

Dr Kenei said that it is the duty of the State to safeguard the environment, and added that journalism plays a vital role in facilitating the State to perform its duty. He also raised concerns on lack of a common biomedical waste treatment facility, and collection centers for e-waste in the State. Dr Miachieo observed that the State still needs more efforts to change the mindset of the public with regard to ban of single use plastic.

The workshop was organised by the Kohima Press Club and the NPCB, under the theme ‘Pollution: A cause of concern’, to update and equip media persons on pollution scenario in Nagaland. (Source: Air Kohima)

4 – Recruitment committee for Nagaland Police constituted

A recruitment committee has been constituted for Nagaland Police as per a notification received here on February Twenty Three which said that the following names to submit a report, within two weeks:

1) Sentiyanger, Additional Chief Secretary & Development Commissioner, Government of Nagaland – Chairman

2) Abhijit Sinha, Principal Secretary (Home) – Member

3) Dinish Kumar, Commissioner & Secretary (P & AR) – Member

5 – 3 legislators from Nagaland leads the way in coffee plantation at Nagaland

Embarking on the need for improving the economy of Nagaland in general, three legislators including Minister for Planning & Co-ordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Neiba Kronu have joined hands in showing the lead by starting coffee plantation along with other low volume-high value crops in the State.

Shri Kronu is being joined by Advisor for Water Resources, Shri Namri Nchang including Advisor for National Highways and Treasuries & Accounts Dr. Longrineken. The three of them decided to take the initiatives following their tour to Myanmar and Laos in August last year to study the method of coffee plantation in the two countries for tourism and infrastructure promotion. Interacting with media persons in Kohima on February Twenty Three, Minister Kronu said they would run coffee nursery in their respective Assembly constituencies – Pfutsero in Phek district, Tening in Peren district and Jangpetkong in Mokokchung district, so as to create awareness towards boosting the economy of the people. They stressed that beside coffee, Nagaland having fertile land and biodiversity is potential of producing Honey, Bamboo, Areca Nut and Black Pepper.

Meanwhile, Kronu informed that the government has decided to open coffee shops in all the districts and has also earmarked an amount of 2 crore rupees for coffee plantation during 2020-21.

6 – CAG report reveals more anomalies in Nagaland

The Nagaland Government invested at least 293 Crore rupees in five Government Companies, Statutory Corporations, Joint Stock Companies and Co-operatives without getting any return.

This was revealed in the audit report of the Comptroller Auditor General of India on Nagaland State Finances for the year ending 31st of March, 2018. It said the average return on this investment was Nil during the four years while there was a return of 4.94 crore rupees in 2015-16 indicating non-performing investments.

7 – DAYO on recent media report from civil societies

Dimapur Ao Youth Organization (DAYO) supports & appreciates demand made by DNSU to Commissioner of Excise, Dimapur to close down all liquor outlets within seven days.

DAYO also express it’s appreciation to NSF on rampant practice of backdoor appointments in all Government Departments of Nagaland. Let any issues and grievances be resolve & decided by stakeholders, said a press release.

8 – Nagaland registered vehicle hit a pedestrian at Imphal: Media report

A young lady pedestrian succumbed to injuries after she was hit by a TATA Truck bearing Nagaland registration number NL01-N-6439 at Thangmeiband Watham Leirak under Imphal Police Station in Imphal West at around 9:30 am On Sunday February Twenty Three.

As per a regional media report, the deceased was identified as Nongmaithem Sobita (20 years), daughter of Shri Nongmaithem Sanatomba of Kakching Paji Leikai and presently residing at Thangmeiband. Police have arrested the driver of the TATA Truck, identified as Hilem Naobi (32) of Sekta Makha Leikai.

(With inputs from DIPR & Air Kohima news)