Naga Gal Studying in BCWC Bangalore found dead in Guwahati

DIMAPUR, DEC 22: Grieving family members of 19-year old Tsuknungla Ozukum, who was found dead

along with a male friend Abhishek Singh (aged 21) at Ulubari, Guwahati on December 20 will have to endure a torturous wait to learn the truth behind the mysterious deaths after Guwahati Police informed that the postmortem reports would be available not before the first week of January 2110.
A student of Bishop Cotton Women College, Bangalore, Tsuknungla and her male friend Abhishek were found dead outside the residence of Abhishek’s cousin JR Singh (Jairaj Singh) at Ulubari, Guwahati on Sunday evening.
As per rules, postmortem reports should be handed over within 48 hours of the examination. The postmortem was conducted at GMC, Guwahati on Monday morning.

The deceased Naga girl was returning home for Christmas from Bangalore and reached Guwahati on Sunday morning at around 6:30 am along with her friend Chubala, whose father was waiting for them at the station. Reportedly as planned Tsuknungla was picked up from the railway station by JR Singh, cousin of Abhishek along with a girl companion.

According to family members, Abhishek, who also studies in Bangalore, was a friend of the deceased. Abhishek had to travel to Guwahati in another train as he could not get a ticket on the same train. It was reported that Abhishek had asked his cousin to pick up Tsuknungla and take her to his residence as his train would reach only later.
Around 6:30 pm in the evening, the dead bodies of the victims were found by residents of the building at IPCA, 5th By-lane, Borthakur Mill road where the cousin resides.

JR Singh reportedly told police that the two might have committed suicide by jumping off from the terrace of the 3-storied building. He also told police he was not at home during the time of the incident. However, suicide has reportedly been ruled out by Police and evidences point to foul play.

For one, sources said there were visible signs on the neck and finger marks on her arms suspected to have been caused by deep pressure. The right shin bone was found broken and there was a straight incision on the back of the head. Surprisingly, there were no reports of any internal injuries.

Reliable sources visiting the site of the accident stated that no signs of impact of the bodies hitting the ground could be detected. Sources also claimed that there was no blood found splattered at the site of the incident despite the boy suffering a head injury.

Abhishek’s cousin is under suspicion and is kept under watch by Police. 
Family members of Tsuknungla have lodged an FIR at the Paltan Bazaar police station on possible sexual assault, foul play and murder. Tsuknungla’s mortal remains reached Dimapur early this morning at around 3:30 am and funeral held in the noon. EMN

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Landing on Dzükou helipad successful

Trial landing of chopper on the helipad constructed at the scenic Dzükou valley was successful. Sources said the chopper landed twice on the helipad on Monday. The helipad is set on a hilltop about some 20-minute walking distance above the Dzükou valley.
The project was initiated through the chief minister’s office and implemented by the department of tourism, government of Nagaland. It is a part of the state government’s initiative to promote tourism in the state.
Commissioner and secretary for tourism, art and culture, K. K. Sema said the helipad was basically constructed for tourism purposes and to ensure that facilities were provided to the aged, people with physical challenges or tourists on short visits. He said the chopper service to Dzükou valley would not be on daily service as it would disrupt the peace of the valley but added it would be used only as and when required.
However, a section of the public feels otherwise. Besides, obvious reasons that the construction had cost destruction to ecology and that trekking to the valley would be less adventurous, they were of the view that the construction was “destruction of God’s perfect natural architect.” They felt tourism should not be promoted at the cost of destruction of a tourist spot.

A group called “Naga Global Campaign to Save Dzükou Valley” is already in existence on ‘Facebook’, a popular social networking site. The group has a total of 1,463 members, agreeing to “campaign to save the pristine Dzukou Valley from ‘development’ ruin.” One of the members said that the developments needed in the state were “better roads, drainage systems, road side pit stop restrooms.”

Another member felt, “There is no alternative replacement for the ground that has been lost. The extinction is permanent, consequential as well as irreparable.” One member likened the construction of the Helipad at Dzükou valley to hammering “the last nail on the coffin to whatever little adventure tourism is left in Nagaland.”

Creator of the group “Naga Global Campaign to Save Dzükou Valley” D. Nakhro commented that the group was basically formed to create awareness, pull in people to take up the environmental issue in a more organized manner. She however admitted that nothing concrete could come up though some environmental groups tried to take some initiatives. She said that the valley was already littered with garbage and dirt and added that an easy and direct route to the place would turn the valley from bad to worse. Although the helipad has been constructed, Nakhro said the concerned members could still stand up, create awareness and educate the people on protecting the environment. NPN

Northeastern State News Website

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Muivah Scheduled to visit Delhi in Jan.2010 for govt’s proposal discussion

OUR CORRESPONDENT
Kohima, Dec. 19: The Naga peace process is poised to receive a boost with National Socialist Council of Nagalim’s general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah tentatively scheduled to visit New Delhi by mid-January to discuss the government’s proposals to hammer out a solution.

Disclosing this today, kilonser (minister) in charge of the “ministry of information and publicity”, Vikiye Sumi cautioned that the visit would depend on the situation between now and then and the outcome of ongoing meetings between top NSCN (I-M) leaders and Indian officials in New Delhi. He did not divulge any details but added that the NSCN (I-M) would not accept any conditions.

The emissary to the collective leadership of the NSCN (I-M), V.S. Atem, is at present in New Delhi, meeting Indian leaders on the Centre’s proposals and doing the groundwork for Muivah’s visit.

Sources said the outcome of the meetings with the central leaders would be communicated to Muivah who is reportedly somewhere in Europe.

Harping on the Centre’s sincerity, the NSCN (I-M) leader said a lot would depend on Delhi’s “commitment and pragmatic approach to hammer out an honourable and acceptable solution” to the imbroglio.

He added that Swu might not come even if Muivah did, but did not elaborate.

Sources, however, said according to the agreement between the Centre and the NSCN (I-M), talks are to be held at the prime ministerial level and Muivah is the ato kilonser (prime minister) of the Government of People’s Republic of Nagalim (GPRN) while Swu is its president.

Sumi said even if they were to visit New Delhi first, all security aspects had to be worked out by the GPRN and the Centre. “Security is also another problem for the leaders,” the outfit’s spokesman said.

Though the Centre has prepared proposals for the Isak-Muivah faction, the Khaplang faction of the NSCN and the Naga National Council have jointly rejected any conditional proposal to hammer out a solution to the Naga issue.

Naga organisations and political parties have, however, urged the NSCN (I-M) and the Centre for an honourable and acceptable solution to the Naga imbroglio.

The Congress said as the Centre had shown its sincerity to resolve the Naga problem, the Nagas must take full advantage of the situation and come to a conclusion on a pending problem.

Nagaland PCC president K.V. Pusa said internal differences within Naga society should be sorted out so that joint talks could be held with the Centre.

Home minister Imkong L. Imchen said a “logical conclusion” to the Naga political problem should be a New Year’s gift to the Naga people.

“I hope that with the dawn of the New Year many things will unfold for the Naga people, specially when the government of India is sincerely determined to bring and offer a meaningful and honourable solution to the Naga political issue which Naga people cannot afford to ignore,” he said.

The Naga organisations have also urged the state government to defer elections to the municipal councils and town councils slated for February in view of the proposed meeting between the Centre and the NSCN (I-M).

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1091220/jsp/frontpage/story_11888244.jsp

IS Jesus God?

Saturday, December 18, 2009 Is Jesus God? 

 Have you ever met a man with such personal magnetism that he is always the center of attention? Possibly his personality or intelligence—but something about him is enigmatic. Well, that’s the way it was two thousand years ago with Jesus Christ. But it wasn’t merely Jesus’ personality that captivated his followers. Those who witnessed his words and life tell us that even though he was human, he was remarkably different from all other men. Eyewitnesses tell us that Jesus was a man who grew physically, ate, slept, felt pain, and eventually died. They report he walked on water, calmed storms, healed the blind and lame, and raised the dead. And they tell us that Jesus appeared alive to them after his death on the cross. Jesus’ greatness was obvious to all those who saw and heard him. But, whereas most great people simply fade into history books, Jesus of Nazareth is still the focus of numerous books and media controversy. And much of that controversy revolves around the radical claims Jesus made about himself.

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Press Release Issued by: MIP GPRN on Poumai Naga issue

 
May 2008: At a time when the socio-political scenario is passing through a very critical period, the role of the press become all the more important when the print media is carried away by the situation and went overboard in its reporting it could upset the whole fabric of journalism with damaging blow to the factual picture of the issue in question. NSCN comes under pressure when the Calcutta based ‘The Telegraph’ 22nd May provoked unwarranted and undesirable flare-up of tension affecting the image of certain tribal group in Manipur. The Telegraph reported that it was Poumai people who have formed the already dainted UNPC quoting Brig. Phungthing Shimrang, Convenor, Ceasefire Monitoring Cell. Unbecoming of the press obligation to issue corrigendum for the publication of fabricated statement, the paper never went beyond giving verbal word that it will be rectified. According to Brig, Shimrang such statement was never said by him to the Telegraph reporter.

“Sensationalizing the UNPC issued is highly regretted”- Shimrang. Strongly reacting to the Kohima based reporter Shimrang said “This is not the time to create such confusion”. He blamed the reporter for going overboard, charging him that he will be held responsible for messing up the issue. In upholding the national principle NSCN holds each tribe equally responsible and no tribe is undermined in this aspect under any situation. Brig Shimrang has been playing a facilitating role to be bring better understanding among the different communities that constitute Naga family. In this context NSCN appeal to the press to be cautions while reporting on sensitive issue, and never put words into somebody’s mouth to magnify news. This is not a good practice among the press.

NSCN-IM puts up brave front-outfit denies 2nd split n blames UNPC formed by Poumai Naga

 
OUR CORRESPONDENT
Kohima, May 21,2008: The NSCN (I-M) today put up a brave front in the face of recent bickering in its ranks, saying the outfit was strong enough to thwart any threat posed to the “Naga cause”.It said the clamour for unification raised by the outfit’s former leader Azheto Chopy, who broke away from the parent body in November, was only to confuse the Naga people and sabotage the ongoing peace process with the Centre.

In its first reactions to the formation of another splinter group, the United Naga People’s Council (UNPC), the convenor of the NSCN (I-M)’s ceasefire monitoring cell, Phungthing Shimrang, said the members of the “so called new outfit” were actually from the group formed by Chophy. “There has been no defection from the NSCN. Some members of Chophy’s group are again claiming to have formed a new group just to confuse the people and sabotage the ongoing peace process with the Centre,” Shimrang said.

Chophy, along with other breakaway members of the NSCN (I-M), had recently formed the NSCN (Unification). The group had since cosied up to NSCN (Khaplang).

The NSCN (Isak-Muivah), the NSCN (Khaplang) and the NSCN (Unification) have been a waging a bloody battle of attrition — the recent one costing 14 of their own men and two civilians.

Amid the bitter factional war, some members of the NSCN (I-M) claimed to have formed another group by splitting from the parent organisation.

The leaders of the nascent outfit claimed that they defected from the NSCN (I-M) as they were disenchanted with its policies.

The NSCN (I-M) was creating a division between the hill and the valley people in Manipur, the members of the UNPC alleged at a news conference in Senapati district.

The UNPC said it would root out the NSCN (I-M) from Manipur, protect and preserve the state’s territorial integrity and forge unity with the people of valley and hills to restore Manipur’s sovereignty.

Shimrang said the UNPC had been formed by a “major” who had earlier defected from the NSCN (I-M) along with Chophy. The members of this new outfit are from the Poumai Naga tribe, who Shimrang said had been misled by some vested interests to undermine the Naga political issue by confusing the innocent Nagas.

The NSCN (I-M) leader said the so-called UNPC was a “bogus outfit” which would not survive without the support of the Naga people. He, however, did not say whether the NSCN (I-M) would launch any operation against the new outfit

 

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080522/jsp/northeast/story_9302244.jsp