News bulletin on May 20, 2020- Latest Nagaland news

Kohima, May 20 (NE): News bulletin from various sources and press releases by NagalandExpress on May 20, 2020 are as follows:

1. School Education Dept Informs on WED 2020 competition

Principal Director School Education, Shanavas C IAS has notified for the information of all concerned that the Divisional Forest Office, Kohima Division is holding a competition for World Environment Day 2020 with the theme “Biodiversity” through online submission on account of the ongoing pandemic. Best three (3) entries for each category shall be awarded cash prize.

Classes: II – IV
Category: Painting ( In A4 size paper)

Classes: V – VII
Category: Short story

Classes: VIII – X
Category: Poems

Classes: XI – XII
Category: Poster ( In A4 size paper)

All entries are to be mailed to ‘’ along with the name of the participant, class and name of the School on or before May 25, 2020. Students can be assisted by parents or teachers in mailing the entry.

All School Heads within the State of Nagaland shall ensure dissemination of the information to their students through electronic media.

2. Unidentified dead body recovered :

On May 18, 2020, one unidentified male dead body (approx. 40-45 yrs) apparently run over by a moving train was found lying inside railway track towards Rangapahar side. Some description of the deceased – dark skin, short hair, build-medium, height about 5 ft. 6-7 inches and wearing a white strip shirt, grey long pant and camouflage colour rubber boot. On completion of all legal formalities the dead body was shifted to District Hospital Dimapur Morgue for PM examination/ identification.
Claimant/ relatives/ friends of the deceased are hereby requested to contact Officer-in-Charge, GRPS, Dimapur.

3. Adieu to a Brother in Uniform: AR

All seem unfair, in life’s journey, when one has to go through a painful reality of parting from loved ones…. Much against our wishes and perhaps the most difficult experience to come to terms with.

Amid the challenges of a pandemic wherein everyone stands vulnerable and embroiled in their share of apprehensions, we the Naga Officers’ fraternity of the Indian Armed Forces express our sincere gratitude to everyone who shied away their cares to give a befitting tribute to our ‘Brother’ Lt Col (Late) Robert, during his final journey home.

Though words aren’t enough to console for a loss of this nature yet we the Naga Defence Officers’ fraternity, comprising 98 approx (serving and retired), would like to assure the equally brave family members of Lt Col (Late) Robert TA of our support and at all times.

Lt Col Robert TA Kuba lost his life when his patrol was hit by an avalanche in North Sikkim on May 14. The patrol was part of a snow clearance party.

4. DC Phek notifies on domestic animals

Deputy Commissioner Phek, Sachin Jaiswal IAS has ordered that all domestic animals like dogs, hens etc be kept chained at all times with immediate effect until further notice to reduce the risk of transmission of infection through the domestic animals visiting the garbage disposal areas at the quarantine centres. The owner shall be held responsible and liable to be punished under relevant section of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 in the event of non-compliance to the order.

5. WSH & WSBAK offers to sponsor 200 returnees

Responding to the appeal made by the Empowered Committee Dimapur, the Western Sumi Baptist Akukuhou Kughakulu and Western Sumi Hoho has come forward to set up a Quarantine center at Livingstone Foundation International Higher Secondary School at Thaheku village, to take care of 200 returnees coming from outside Nagaland.

The letter of consent was handed over to APC Nagaland who is also incharge for Dimapur COVID-19 activities, Y.Kikheto Sema in the presence of Convenor Empowered Committee Dimapur, Honje Konyak also the Secretary, Food and Civil Supplies.

6. Assam Rifles conduct various activities

Interaction programme with widows and widowers of Kiphire village

Kiphire Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) carried out interaction programme with widows and widowers of Kiphire village on May 17, 2020. Essential commodities and improvised masks were distributed in a small initiative to help needy residents during the lockdown phase. A total of 30 widows, widowers were extended with necessary assistance. The village functionaries and beneficiaries extended gratitude to the Battalion for the humanitarian gesture amid the testing times.

Assistance In Establishment Of Civil Quarantine Facility

Zunheboto Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) assisted the District Administration in setting up of a quarantine facility at Town hall, Zunheboto. 30 beds were catered for in order to facilitate stranded residents of the district, coming back from the other States. The Civil Administration and local populace appreciated the efforts of the Assam Rifles in providing them with necessary assistance.

Plantation Programme at Chieswema

HQ 5 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) organised a plantation drive under the theme ‘Clean and Green Chieswema’. During the event, a lecture on effects of green house and deteriorating climatic conditions was delivered and troops motivated to imbibe a habit to plant trees in their surroundings. 87 personnel comprising all ranks and 16 families participated and planted 400 saplings.

Essential Ration Items to Food Bank

Mokokchung Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) contributed essential ration items to a ‘Food Bank’ facility established by Mokokchung District Administration on 20 May 20, 2020. The initiative is a small gesture to reach out to needy residents of the district to overcome the challenges of food crisis amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

7. DC Dimapur notifies on Shop Timing

DC Dimapur Anoop Khinchi has informed all concerned that all retail shops in Dimapur District will be permitted to be open from 9am to 4 pm with effect from May 20, 2020. However, all shops in New Market, Hongkong Market, Hazi Park, Millenium Market, Railway Bazaar and vegetable market in Purana Bazaar and all Weekly Bazaar shall remain closed.

DC further informed that hand sanitizer and facilities for hand washing with soap and water for the public as well as for their own staff and regular disinfection and cleaning of door handles, surfaces and other objects which are frequently touched by people to be mandatory and sales persons, shopkeepers and other persons in contact with high number of people should wear masks and maintain social distancing.

For hardware shops the DC has notified all concerned that all hardware shops in Dimapur District will be permitted to open from 6 am to 12 noon with effect from May 20, 2020.

8. IOC Contributes Foot Operated Sanitizer Units

Indian Oil Corporation led by the Chief Manager Diphu visited District administration, Commissioner Police and Agri Expo Reception site Dimapuron 20th May 2020 and acknowledged their selfless services rendered in the fight against COVID pandemic. The Regional Corporation Dimapur site, IOC also installed foot operated hand sanitisers unit in all the police stations, District Administration, Commissioner of Police Dimapur and Reception center at Agri Expo Dimapur.