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Assam Rifles nabs two NSCN (K) rebels

Kohima: The Assam Rifles apprehended two armed cadres of the NSCN (K) from Piphema and Burma Camp and recovered two pistols, hand grenades, detonators, explosives, ammunition, extortion slips and other incriminating documents. The apprehended cadres were identified as Ghileto Zhimo (24) and Hekzhav Awomi Kanbo (32). Both were involved in a series of extortion activities and weapon smuggling in Dimapur and Kohima districts. The arrests have given a big blow to the factions extortion network.

Trout & snail food festival held in Poilwa

KOHIMA: The first-ever “Trout and Snail Food Festival” was held at Poilwa village under Peren district on Sunday. The festival was organized by the Poilwa Village Council with an objective to promote indigenous aquatic species of trout fish and snails which are found in abundance at Poilwa village. At the same time, the village council also aims at organizing the food festival every year as part of their endeavour to promote and develop Poilwa village into a tourist hub. Unlike other variety of fishes, the trout fish is sparsely found in Nagaland, but Poilwa village is one such area, where the fish is found in abundance. Interestingly, the people in the State have tagged the trout fish as the ‘tastiest fish’ in Nagaland and its supply is not meeting the demand of the people, stated a DIPR release.

Job fair at Zunheboto

KOHIMA: Emporium Skill Training Institute, which is an empanelled training partner of the Department of Labour and Employment, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of Nagaland, will be conducting a job fair at the Zunheboto Town Hall town on June 1 at 11:30 am. The training fee is sponsored by the Government of Nagaland under the flagship scheme– the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). Duration of the training will be three months and 100% placement will be done based on eligibility and merit on the following positions: Cabin crew, airport ground staff, five star hotel associates, cruise line (attendants/associates-entry level). The eligibility criteria are class 12 passed/ appeared (minimum), should possess good communication skills, should be at the age of 18-30 and ready to relocate anywhere in India and overseas, stated a DIPR release

Phek DPDB meeting

KOHIMA: The monthly meeting of District Planning & Development Board (DPDB) of Phek was held on Monday with ADC A Zibenthung Kithan as the chairman. He welcomed all the members present and asked them to be present in the meetings and not send their subordinate officers. In the meeting, the board approved application for upgrade of lower primary to upper primary school i.e. class 6–8 in respect of S. Pethüry Montessori School, Meluri. The Nagaland State Cooperative Bank (NSCB), Phek presented their departmental activities. The Assistant Commissioner of Legal and Metrology Consumer Protection has been entrusted to present their report on department activities during the next meeting, stated a DIPR release.

Review meeting

KOHIMA: A review meeting will be held under the chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India, Durga Shanker Mishra on June 11 from 3 pm to review the status of implementation of Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA) and Urban Missions viz. SBM(U), PMAY(U), AMRUT, DAY-NULM, Smart City Mission and Programmes/Schemes of MoHUA in the States of Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Meghalaya with the officers of the State Governments, stated a DIPR release.

Adoption of GPS, GSM

KOHIMA: The Longleng District Planning & Development Board meeting was held under the chairmanship of Longleng DC John Tsulise Sangtam recently. The chairman welcomed all the members present followed by self-introduction of the new members. The House discussed the agenda submitted by ADC Longleng and supplemented by DC and SDO (C) for adoption of GPS and GMS by every department under Longleng district to supervise and monitor the teachers and VECs to promote quality education at the primary level. Tsulise informed the members that poor performance of the students in HSLC & HSSLC was due to lack of quality education at the primary level. He pointed out that the policy of communitization had a negative impact on the performance of the schools. He also spoke on misuse of Mid-day Meal Scheme and other schemes for development of the schools by the VECs, stated a DIPR release.

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