NBSE Class-9| Alternative English Grammar Newspaper Report

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Answer these questions.

Write a newspaper report in 100-150 words on each of the following. 

1. A robbery at a leading shopping mall


Broad Day Robbery

By Citizen Journalist

London, 5 April: In a sign of these jumpy times, International

Plaza turned to chaos Tuesday afternoon when loud bangs later learned to be glass breaking during a jewelry store robbery caused shoppers and employees to panic and many to run for the doors.

Parents and their young children lay flat on the floor of the playground area, bodies pressed to the ground between kid-sized replicas of elephants and lions. Women jumped over tables in the food court and people cried as they ran to find shelter.

“All of a sudden everybody from the mall started running into Nordstrom saying run, run, run,” Shelby Fisher said in a phone interview while hunkered down in the store with several dozen people. “We all hid or ran outside of the store.”

Many described a loud noise about 4 p.m. that triggered the panic. Some described it as a firecracker, some as a bang. Others swore it was gunfire.

The upscale mall and its stores, full of post-Christmas crowds, were on lockdown for about an hour. Police are still searching for the robbery suspects.

In a briefing outside the mall, Police Deputy Chief Brian Dugan said three men in hoodies one gray and two black entered a jewelry store and smashed a glass case with a hammer.

“The sound the glass made probably sounded like gunshots,” Dugan said. 

No injuries were reported. The suspects fled with numerous high-value items.

Eyewitnesses said the men entered the Rolex store connected to Mayors and smashed a glass case. They ran out and down a nearby hallway seconds later, leaving a trail of glass and blood droplets.The mall reopened shortly after 5 p.m.

Police are searching for three male suspects who fled through the parking garage and left the scene in a gray Dodge Ram Sport pickup truck with a black soft cover over the bed. The grill on the front of the truck matches the paint, and the door handles and running boards are chrome.

2. The opening of a library


New Library Opened

By John Samuel

Kohima, April 15: The opening of The Treasure, a long awaited library, headquartered in Kohima near Texas home, is a great opportunity for book lovers in Kohima. The library will house a trove of more than 43,000 books on science, technology, arts, medicine and what not.

The library was funded by the business tycoon, Jacob and his family; “I am happy to be of service to our society in any way I am capable of” remarked Mr Jacob.

Chief Minister, James Jackson, who was the guest of honour praised Jacob for his role of expanded aid to the city. “Mr. Jacob, let me say that I am filled with admiration for you and deep gratitude for you about the great contributions you’ve made to the people in our society,”

The inaugural programme was attended by more than 1000 people including friends, relatives and well wishers.

With a very short but grand inaugural programme, the ribbon was cut by Jacob’s eldest son, Stephen who will be looking after the library until officials to administer the library are appointed. 

3. A new welfare scheme introduced by a leading NGO


HRLN Introduces Welfare Scheme

By Staff Repoter

Kohima, April 12: The Human Rights Law Network is a collection of lawyers and social activists, who have been working towards providing justice to those who have been denied basic rights in India and the sub-continent. Our organisation collaborates with various human rights groups, and other grass-roots development and social movements to ensure that the poor are not oppressed. exploited, and discriminated based on caste, gender, disability, age, religion, language, ethnic group, and health, economic or social status.

Services provided by The Human Rights Law Network include Pro bono legal services, Conduct public interest litigation, Engage in advocacy, Conduct legal awareness programmes. Investigate violations.

HRLN lawyers and activists conduct legal workshops and seminars on a range of issues. Attended by students, activists, para-

legals, social activists and lawyers, these programmes are to promote an understanding of laws and the working of the legal system, equip individuals and organisations to access the justice system and discuss effective strategies to prevent violations e designed

It is also part of a campaign to turn human rights law education into a mainstream educational category. The aim is to incorporate international human rights principles into Indian law and in turn influence constitutional law in foreign jurisdictions through the development of innovative and path-breaking case law in India. In that sense, HRLN sees itself as part of the learning process.

4. A music concert with a difference


Music Concert Attracts Thousands

By T. S. Jamir

Kohima, 8 May: The Sirens continued to mesmerize thousands with their powerful music on day-two of the Worship concert held at Kohima local ground on Saturday night. Around 10,000 people attended the live worship. The excited crowd was seen singing all along with the worship team. As the team concluded with the last number “Love”, the spirit filled crowd wanted more of the worship.

Senior Pastor John also shared from the word of God about the bountiful blessings, goodness, wonderful grace, salvation. unconditional love and forgiveness. Pastor John during the altar call also prayed for those who accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and savior.

The worship team held a press briefing at De Oriental Grand Hotel Kohima where Pastor John said that the team had come to Nagaland with the sense of mission to carry the message of God’slove to the churches and to share the impact of personal relationship with Jesus Christ. When asked what message would they convey to the people of Nagaland, the team said “Have passion for Christ”, “Keep up fundamental of powerful worship”, “Trust God and live a faithful life”, “God has plan for you” and “make Christ the centre” etc. Meanwhile, on Sunday morning the programme would begin at 10 a.m. led by Moa Imsong convenor planning committee. The last worship service would start at 5 p.m.

5. As a reporter of a newspaper write about the festive atmosphere in your locality during Id celebrations. 

Ans:Id-Maligaun in Festive Mood

By Abdul Rashid

Maligaun, 20 June: Id-ul-Fitr also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, the Sugar Feast, Bayram (Bajram), the Sweet Festival and the Lesser Id, is an important religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The religious Ed is a single day during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The day of Id, therefore, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality. However, in most countries, it is generally celebrated on the same day as Saudi Arabia.

Muslims believe that they are commanded by Allah, as mentioned in the Quran, to continue their fast until the last day of Ramadan and pay the Zakat and fitra before offering the Eid prayers.

Celebrations of the festival in Kohima is not as magnificen as in other places with muslims dominated population. With a very less population of Muslims in the district, they are seen on few occasions only. The night before Id is called Chaand Raat, which means, “Night of the Moon.” Muslims are seen visiting bazaars and shopping malls with their families for Id shopping. Women, especially younger girls, often apply the traditional Mehndi, or henna, on their hands and feet and wear colourful bangles. The muslims community in Kohima organizes programmes every year to celebrate this festival. During the festivals the locals and people belonging to other communities are invited to celebrate together. It is always a stimulating sight to see people coming together on occasions like Id-ul-Fitr.

6. Your city has just experienced a cyclonic storm. As a press reporter of Khabar India write a report about it in 125 words. 


“Cyclonic Strom”

By Staff Reporter

Kohima experienced a cyclonic storm, hitting the city without any warning and it hit hard. The Cyclonic storm settled down after two- hours of torment but the downpour of rain has not lessened, not stopped entirely. The damage of property, loss of lives and injury cannot be ascertained at the moment. The disaster management department will deploy the disaster management group to rescue people who are trapped and retrieve the victims.

Traffic came to a standstill because of this. Electricity has been affected, as some poles are bent and wires snap because of the fallen trees, which were nearby the electric wires. Some buildings are totally collapsed and some partly damaged, people are totally confused. Some are frantically searching in the debris

of these collapsed buildings, searching for their family members. Many vehicle are damaged and is everywhere in the main road and many more on either side of the road. Many window panes and glass door of several shop and building are broken into pieces.

But the good news is that the city has not been flooded, which means that the rescue attempt will be easier and swift. The damage to the city can be declared only after three or four days.

Class-9 Alternative English Notes/Solutions

Chapter No.Chapter’s Name
Chapter 1On The Rule Of the Road
Chapter 2The Ogress and the two Orphans
Chapter 3The Indomitable spirit of Youth
Chapter 4The tunguska Event: Siberia 1908
Chapter 5The Devoted friends
Chapter 6Sonnet – To Science
Chapter 7The character of a Happy Life
Chapter 8Mother’s Tears
Chapter 9The Soul’s Prayer
1.The Tale of Ivan the Fool
4.Reported speech
1.Story Writing
4.Newspaper Report
1.Listening Transcripts

7. The International Film Festival which came to your city was the hot topic of all film lovers. Write a report on it for publication in a newspaper.


International Film Festival

By R.K. James

Dimapur, 5 May: It’s not everyday that such big events like the International Film Festival is held in the city. This was the first time, so obviously everywhere in Dimapur, especially for the entire Film lovers, this event had become a hot topic..

Many internationally renowned Actors and Actresses”. Producers and Directors from all over the world flooded the city. Even Indian Actors and Actresses, Producers and Directors were present. The past few days the city was very lively. Many film lovers were seen running after their own favorite Actresses and Actors for a snap shot and for their autograph, when they were walking around admiring the city.

The event was held in Hotel Cambridge the biggest five star hotel in the city which accommodated around a thousand people. The event was flashed live in the Television and the organizers even fixed a huge screen where people can watch the event outside the Hotel. For two nights all the film Lovers were seen in great numbers outside the Hotel, with their eyes firmly fixed on the big screen. During these two nights, some award winning movies were telecast and people were seen enjoying the movies. Some of our Bollywood Actor and Actress entertained the dignitaries by shaking their leg on the stage, even some renowned international band were invited to belt out some numbers. They had all the audience dancing to their songs.

The two days event was very successful, on the last night of the event the organizers thanked all the people for making the event successfully enjoyed, they also complimented all the people of the city for making them comfortable and for being so warm and friendly. It was indeed an event which was held smoothly and for all the film lovers it was an event which they will cherish all their lives.

8. A cleanliness drive was organised by a group of young enthusiasts in your town involving all the local inhabitants. It changed, for the better, the way your town looks and also brought about a spirit of camaraderie among the residents through their joint efforts to clean up their surroundings. Write a report about this experience for a local daily.


Cleanliness Drive-Town Gets face Lift

By Jacob

Kohima, 13 march: School students along with city-based NGO. RBS roots, conducted yet another cleanliness drive from war cemetery to high school junction, Kohima, on 12 March 2015. As part of the world environment day celebrations, the students of from different schools and colleges took part in the clean-up drive They had earlier conducted a drive at the same place but the members say that despite the awareness campaigns, commuters and effluent discharge from industries continue to pollute the river. Dr Amardeep Singh Bains, founder of RBS roots, said: Students took out polythene bags, broken photo frames, photos of gurus and gods and many other things from the river. The pollution also indicates that industrial effluents are being discharged into the river via the Buddha nallah.”

The NGO members stated that they will ask the administration to install meshes on either side of the river to prevent pollutants from being thrown into it.

9. You attended a charity show organised by New Vision School of Jaipur in aid of farmers of drought-hit Rajasthan. Write a report about it for a local daily.

Ans:- Charity Show In Aid of Drought-hit Farmers

By Raj Mohan

A unique musical concert was held on Sunday, 19 May, 2015 which was organised by New Vision School of Jaipur in aid of farmers of drought-hit Rajasthan.

The Deepotsava concert rendered by noted musician R K Padmanabha took off by lighting lamps all over the auditorium without making use of any powered lights.

The ambiance transported the audience back to the olden days, before the advent of electricity.

Over 300 dazzling lamps on window panes, staircase and even on the threshold set a great aura for the music lovers to enjoy the music.

In the earlier concert, we brought out over 110 compositions of Vadiraja. Since it was the season of Diwali and the festival of lights, we planned to decorate the auditorium and the stage by lighting the lamps,” said Krishna Prasad, the organiser. The radiant ambience set a perfect mood for the musicians to perform.

The rendition of the concert was vibrant and left the audience craving for more.

The concert saw the performance of the students along with many renowned artists from all over the state. As the concert ended, RK Padmanabha said, “This is one of my best concerts till date because of the ideal ambience and response.”

Music enthusiasts savoured the music in silence and applauded as a sign of appreciation. Commenting on the programme, Anita Keshav, a music lover said, “This is an ideal event. Besides imparting knowledge about music, the programme also illustrates how to celebrate Diwali without bursting crackers. The decoration of the auditorium is mind blowing. With respect to music, the concert has provided an opportunity for the young aspirants of music to learn about creativity and spontaneity while performing on a platform like this.”

10. The municipal authorities of your city have banned the use of polythene bags.

This has revived the use of the jute bag that has positively affected the local traders and farmers. Write about this for a national daily as an example to be followed by the rest of the country.


Ban on Polythene Bags revives Jute Industry

By Hokali Awomi

Kohima, 5 June: We use polythene bags for it is easier to carry goods in it rather than wrap them in paper. But many of us do not realize that polythene bags are causing damages to our environment beyond regeneration.

The Low quality polythene bags cannot be recycled like any other plastics. Even if we burn it, it cannot be completely destroyed. The remains of such polythene pollute our land, water and air causing health and environmental problems.

The Municipal authorities of Kohima have issued a legal notice that shops must not use polythene bags. The shop owners caught violating this are punished. The ban on polythene bag has made replacing the same with jute bag. The local cottage industries have started production of jute bags in large quantity with the raw materials from the farmers who have started jute cultivation. This change is providing people employment and safer environment. The most important advantage of using jute bags is that it is degradable material unlike the polythene bag.

Although jute bags are costlier than polythene bags yet the advantages are numerous that the expense of money is not considered. It is a wise decision that Kohima municipal authorities have taken and a good example for all other districts and cities to adopt the same as contribution towards safer environment.

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