Zeliang allocates portfolios to ministers, advisors, parl secy

first_imgKohima, Jul 27 (PTI) Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang has allocated portfolios to 11 cabinet ministers, nine advisors with the rank of cabinet minister and 26 parliamentary secretaries.Zeliang, who was appointed the chief minister on July 19, has kept with himself the portfolios of Finance, Personnel and Administrative Reforms and any portfolio not allocated to any minister.Zeliang had won the trust vote in the Assembly on July 21 and had first expanded his ministry by inducting 10 ministers on July 22 and on July 24 inducted one more minister.On July 25 Zeliang had appointed nine advisors with cabinet minister rank and 26 parliamentary secretaries.The portfolios of new ministers were announced last mid-night.Y Patton has been given the crucial Home department, while G Kaito Aye will be in charge of the National Highways and Political Affairs department, Imkong L Imchen is the new Health and Family Welfare minister.Tokheho Yepthomi has got the School Education and Parliamentary Affairs department, Kipili Sangtam is the new Power minister while Neikiesalie Nicky Kire has got Roads and Bridges department.E E Pangteang has got the Rural Development department, Imtilemba Sangtam is the new Cooperation, Relief and Rehabilitation department and MARCOFED.Kejong Chang is the new Horticulture, Dobashi and Gaon Burah minister, while Neiba Kronu Environment has got charge of Forest and Climate Change, Mmhonlumo Kikon is the Geology & Mining and Border Affairs minister.The portfolios of the Advisors with cabinet minister rank are Noke Wangnao ? PHE, S I Jamir ? Urban Development, T M Lotha ? Treasuries & Accounts and LM&CP, Pukhayi ? Soil & Water Conservation and NSDMA, S Pangnyu Phom ? DUDA and NEPED, C M Chang ? Planning & Coordination, Nuklutoshi ? Food & Civil Supplies, Deo Nukhu ? Higher Education and NBHM and Naiba Konyak ? State Lottery and NBDA.advertisementThe departments of parliamentary secretaries are – C Apok Jamir ? Tourism, Pohwang ? NRLM & Evaluation, Benjongliba Aier ? CAWD & Taxes, Paiwang Konyak ? Transport and Civil Aviation, Merentoshi R Jamir ? Social Welfare, Hukavi Zhimomi ? Jails, Science & Technology and NKVIB, Shetoyi ? Fisheries and Printing & Stationery.B S Nganlang ? Land Resources Development & Excise, N. Thomas Lotha ? Technical Education, Imtikumzuk ? Information & Public Relations and SIRD, Zhaleo Rio ? Municipal Affairs, Longrineken ? Information Technology & Communication and Development Authority of Nagaland (DAN).L Khumo ? Land Revenue, VG and Women Resources Development, Levi Rengma – Housing Picto Shohe ? Justice & Law, Amenba Yaden ? Industries & Commerce and NIDC, Y.M. Yolow ? Agriculture, Toyang Changkong Chang ? NRE and Fire & Emergency Services, S Chuba Longkumer ? Veterinary & Animal Husbandry, Eshak Konyak ? Art & Culture, Vikho-o Yhosu ? Mechanical Engineering & NSMDC, Khekaho Assumi ? Youth Resources & Sports and Music Task Force.Tovihoto Ayemi ? Irrigation & Flood Control, Namri Nchang ? Sericulture and Home Guards & Civil Defence, Kropol Vitsu ? Economics & Statistics and SCERT, Neiphrezo Keditsu ? Labour & Employment (including Skill Development). PTI NBS RG PSlast_img read more

Government felicitates Asian Games 2018 medal winners with cash awards

first_imgThe Indian government felicitated the Asian Games 2018 medal winners with cash awards after India registered its best-ever medal haul in the history of the Asian Games on Tuesday.Cash rewards of Rs 40 lakh were given to gold medallists while silver and bronze winners got Rs 20 and Rs 10 lakh each.India returned home with 69 medals from the Jakarta and Palembang games. Out of the 69 medals, 15 were gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze.India’s previous best medal haul was at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. That year, India bagged a total of 65 medals (14 gold, 17 silver and 34 bronze)Also read – Manjit Singh requests sports ministry to include him in TOP Scheme after Asiad gold India won 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze medals at this year’s Asian Games (Reuters Photo)Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore were present at the ceremony along with other Union Ministers Kiren Rijiju and Mahesh Sharma, Sports Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar, IOA President Narinder Batra and SAI DG Neelam Kapur.Also read – India sign off with best ever medal haul in their Asian Games historyRajnath congratulated all the medal winners and said that India will soon become a sporting superpower in the world.”I’m thrilled with our athletes’ performance. I’m confident India will soon not only become economic superpower but also a sporting power,” he said.”I congratulate all the medal winners and give my blessings to all of them.”Also read – Asian Games bridge gold medallists Bardhan, Sarkar devoid of official blazersadvertisementRajnath was also full of praise for Sports Minister Rathore for his commitment and dedication towards developing sports in India.”Rathore’s commitment and compassion towards sports in incomparable. Every Indian would be proud of his dedication towards sports,” he said.last_img read more

Botswana Benchmarking Visit a Credit to Jamaica’s Information System – High Commissioner

first_img The mission is seeking to learn more about the structure and processes of the agency. Story Highlights Jamaica’s High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa, Her Excellency Norma Taylor Roberts, says it is to Jamaica’s credit that the Botswana government is seeking to integrate aspects of the island’s information system into the African country’s communications framework.“I am very happy that…Botswana has chosen Jamaica to benchmark their information services. It means that we are doing something good that another country can wish to pattern their information system off ours,” she told JIS News recently.For the past week, a five-member Botswana delegation has been in the island for a communication benchmarking visit with the Jamaica Information Service (JIS). The mission is seeking to learn more about the structure and processes of the agency and how it goes about disseminating Government information to its various publics. The delegation leaves the country on September 23.“The Botswana information system is located in the office of the presidency, so I think it is an honour for Jamaica to have been chosen and I really hope that this…will be a mutually beneficial exercise because in all areas, at all times, we can learn from each other and I hope it will be a very fruitful and productive encounter for both sides,” the High Commissioner said.Jamaica is accredited to 19 countries in Southern and Eastern Africa, including Botswana, to which Mrs. Taylor Roberts presented her credentials last week.Mrs. Taylor Roberts, who is based in Pretoria, is the second head of mission to South Africa since it was established in 2006. She noted that both countries have had a very close and historical political relationship through the anti-apartheid struggle, noting that the initial co-operation was essentially in the area of culture.“So, our objective now and our focus is trying to build the relations from just being the cultural and the emotional aspect to having a sustained programme of co-operation in trade, investment, tourism and as well as culture especially in the  creative industries area,” she stated.The delegation from Botswana includes Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of State President, Botswana, Mogomotsi Kaboeamodimo; Director, Information Services Department, Russ Molosiwa; Managing Editor, Botswana Daily News, Charmaine Revaka; Chief Information Officer, Daphne Motsakae; and Radio Manager, Keitirile Mathapi. They got an opportunity to visit the JIS’ Television department as well as tour the Editorial, Radio, and Public Relations sections at the head office at Half-Way Tree Road.The group also got to see firsthand, how the JIS interacts with the public relations officers in government through a special meeting of government communicators hosted by Minister of Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer. In addition, they interacted with mainstream media at a luncheon.The delegation also called on the Permanent Secretaries in the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade – Ms. Onika Miller and Ambassador Paul Robotham, respectively. They also toured the Creative Production and Training Centre (CPTC), CARIMAC and the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica (PBCJ). The group also got to see firsthand, how the JIS interacts with the public relations officers in government. Jamaica is accredited to 19 countries in Southern and Eastern Africa, including Botswana.last_img read more

Longsilent diverse voices speak loudly at Toronto film fest

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “And it is never on screen and it is certainly never associated with Africa. If we see Africa at all, it is always used as a backdrop: a big blob of a continent rather than a specific street or a country or a place.”Nair premiered her upcoming Disney film Queen of Katwe, about a chess prodigy who rose from the slums of Uganda, at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend. But she was far from the only filmmaker at the festival focused on capturing lives and faces that have had to fight for their place on the big screen.A rich crop of racially diverse films is poised to disrupt two straight years of overwhelmingly white Academy Awards. But there’s a larger groundswell at work. A range of filmmakers ‘have taken it upon themselves to create these stories,’ says David Oyelowo.Living partly in the Ugandan capital of Kampala where she runs a film school, the Indian-born filmmaker Mira Nair is regularly surrounded by lives she rarely sees reflected back by the movies.“The dignity of everyday life — the beauty of it, the attitude of it — is what I live around,” says Nair. Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more