News in brief

Rains to continue in Nagaland

Kohima, May 1 (MExN): Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) has informed that the ongoing light rains in Nagaland are here to stay for some more days. “According to NSDMA weather analysis, light rains with one or two moderate spells are expected to continue over several parts of Nagaland during the next 48 hours,” the Authority stated in a press release giving weather update of the State for next one week. These pre-monsoon rains will also be accompanied by thundershowers, squally winds, along and lightning strikes. Further, the intensity of these activities is likely to increase by May 4, it stated, adding during this period, light to moderate rain and thundershowers with isolated heavy spells are a possibility. Dimapur, Kohima, Longleng, Mokokchung, Mon, Peren, Phek, Tuensang, Wokha and Zunheboto will get to see pre-monsoon showers for the entire next one week, NSDMA said.


Governor extends Moatsü greetings

Kohima, May 1 (MExN): The Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya has extended greetings to the Ao community on the occasion of Moatsü, which marks the completion of sowing season, and encouraged to take time and thank Almighty for his unwavering love and blessing. In a message issued by his PRO, he further appealed to the community to preserve the rich tradition and culture through the festival and also promote peaceful co-existence in the society for all round development in the State. “May the festival of Moatsü bring peace, unity and prosperity to the Aos in particular and Nagas in general,” Acharya wished.


Secretary Home informs on ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’

Kohima, May 1 (DIPR): In pursuance of the ongoing ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’ being observed throughout the State from April 14 to May 5, Secretary Home, Rovilatuo Mor (IAS) has in an office memorandum informed the District Coordinating Officers and the Deputy Commissioners to submit a consolidated report for their respective district with brief write up and photos. The report in hard as well as soft copy may be submitted to the Home Secretary before May 7 for onward submission to the Ministry.


DDPA passes several resolutions

Dimapur, May 1 (MExN): Dimapur District Pensioners’ Association (DDPA) held its annual general meeting on April 28 at Town Hall, Dimapur. Chaired by DDPA president, I Meren Longchar, the meeting was attended by 400 people comprising several retired IAS/NCS, head of departments and other officers besides pensioners/family pensioners, informed a press release from DDPA. It said that Thawang Konyak, retired IAS exhorted the house to be united, honest and give good guidance to the younger generation for the welfare of the society. Meanwhile, TA Paul, Chief Manager, SBI spoke on matters related to banking and pension. C Daipao Krome, DDPA secretary presented the audit and secretary report, which the house accepted. After thorough discussion, the house voted for the DDPA constitution to be adopted with immediate effect. The meeting also passed several resolutions for the interest of the association, it was informed.