News in brief

One NSCN (IM) cadre apprehended

Kohima, January 11 (MExN): The Longding Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of DAO division apprehended an NSCN (IM) cadre with a pistol, live ammunition and opium at Niausa village in Arunachal Pradesh on January 11. The cadre was identified as Corporal Phawang Wangsu. The cadre was apprehended during an operation launched based on specific intelligence about presence of “one cadre trying to terrorize and attempting forced extortion” in Niausa village, a press release from Col C Konwer, PRO (Defence) stated. According to the release, the cadre admitted allegiance to NSCN (IM) and divulged that he had joined the group in 2010 and also underwent training in an NSCN camp in Dimapur.



AR apprehend NSCN (K) cadre

Kohima, January 11 (MExN): Troops of 41 Assam Rifles and 3 Assam Rifles along with police representatives apprehended an NSCN (K) cadre during a search operation in Jail Colony, Kohima on January 10. One .22 mm pistol was also recovered from the apprehended person identified as Velasayi Sapuh (35), informed a press release from Assam Rifles. The individual along with the recovered arm was handed over to Kohima (South) Police Station for further investigation, it added.



Amended draft e-roll for Kohima

Kohima, January 11 (DIPR): The ADC of Kohima, Lithrongla Tongpi has notified that the list of amendments to the draft electoral roll for the 8- Western Angami, 9- Kohima Town, 10- Northern Angami-I, 11- Northern Angami-II, 12- Tseminyu, 14- Southern Angami-I and 15- Southern Angami-II assembly constituencies has been prepared with reference to January 1, 2017 as the qualifying date and in accordance with the Registration of Electors Rules, 1960. A copy of the said roll together with the said amendments has been published and will be available for inspection at the ADC’s office with the Booth Level Officer.



AR conducts veterinary camp

Kohima, January 11 (MExN): 3 (NH) Bn Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters IGAR (North) along with 14 Mobile Field Veterinary Hospital organized a veterinary camp in Viswema village on January 10 under Operation Sadbhavana. The veterinary doctor gave tips on how to care for domestic animals and advised about winter care management of the livestock, a press release from Assam Rifles informed. The villagers were also advised on caring and breeding of domestic animals and to take up animal husbandry activities to augment their income. More than 32 cattle, 163 dogs/cats, 256 pigs, 65 sheep/ goat, 345 poultry besides other livestock and birds numbering a total of 861 animals were treated in the camp. Free veterinary medicines, vaccines and tonics were distributed.



Tuensang DPDB meeting held

Tuensang, January 11 (MExN): Tuensang District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) held its monthly meeting on January 11 at DC’s conference hall, Tuensang. The meeting began with an invitation information to all the officers on behalf of the Chang Khulei Setshang (Chang Tribal Hoho) to grace the Puang Lum Festival to be celebrated at Loyem Ground on January 12 and 13. The house further discussed renewal of registered societies and concluded with the work distribution for the Republic Day celebration on January 26, 2017. Chaired by Alem Jongshi, Deputy Commissioner of Tuensang, the meeting was attended by almost all the members of the board.