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  • Vox Populi: Views, counterviews as Covid-19 vaccinations begin
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | January 16 Even as the first phase of COVID-19 vaccine was rolled out in Nagaland on Saturday, the government will have to address the daunting challenge of ‘vaccine hesitancy’ among the general population. “I would like to believe in the efficacy of the vaccine and the benefits of taking it but considering the process and stage of the vaccines, I am not too sure I would take it at the moment,” says Loreign Ovung, a lawyer by
  • A vision of unity
    Images of Kutsapomi pulling up a truck bare-handed have  prompted many to introspect the Naga ‘spirit of unity’  Veroli Zhimo Dimapur | January 15 It has been almost a week since the people of Kutsapo village in Phek district displayed a remarkable show of community participation and pulled up a truck that had rolled off the road— bare-handed and with nothing else but ropes and sheer collective strength. The truck had fallen off the road after failin
  • ‘Angh’: Film from Nagaland makes it to Int’l Film Festival
    Only film from India at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival  Morung Express News Dimapur | January 14 ‘Angh’, a short film written and directed by Theja Rio from Nagaland has been accepted at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France. According to the filmmakers, Angh is the only film from India this year to be accepted at the festival. The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival is the bigge
  • Why fuel prices are higher in Nagaland than in Delhi?
    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 14 For the second consecutive days, fuel prices increased sharply by 25 paisa per litre across India, taking their retail prices to new record highs. In Nagaland’s capital Kohima, petrol was retailing at Rs 88.06 on January 14 while the price of diesel was Rs 78.67. In Dimapur, the prices were marginally lower at Rs 87.09 and Rs 77.97 respectively for petrol and diesel, according to IndianOil ONE app. The app is maintained by Indian
  • COVID-19 Impact: Nagaland’s vehicle registrations down by 44.67% in 2020
    March-August 2020 period most hit; robust recovery in last 4 months  Morung Express News Dimapur | January 13   The number of vehicle registration decreased by nearly 45% in 2020 as compared to 2019 reflecting the adverse impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the  automobile sector seen across India.   As per the VAHAN Dashboard, based on regional transport offices in Nagaland, a total of 16,214 vehicles were registered in 2020, as against 29,306
  • Use public property wisely & responsibly
    Youngsters caught on camera writing vulgar messages on Smart City kiosks Morung Express News Kohima | January 13 A group of youngsters were caught on camera updating vulgar messages in the Smart City Wi-Fi Kiosks in Kohima, according to a recent post updated on the Kohima Smart City social media accounts. The caption read, "Before you plan to steal a flower pot, or vandalize public property, or steal a car, know that Kohima is watching you. Let us learn to use o
  • NASH: Be the real you
    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 10 It is not often that people find their ultimate calling in their early day’s dreams. Sometimes it takes a ‘quick realization’ to uncover the right direction. That is exactly the story of multi-genre recording artist Nash Longkumer.  For all the success and accomplishment, he found himself happy to be moving on from his aspiration to be a sports person. While Nash was certainly thrilled with his fancy to be the ne
  • Shortage of IPS officers in Nagaland: Report
    BPR&D data shows high human resources, but low human resources in State police force Morung Express News  Dimapur | January 10 According to the ‘Data on Police Organizations’ released by the Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D), Nagaland was facing a shortage of Indian Police Service (IPS) officers. As of January 1, 2020, out of 75 ‘Total Authorized Sanctioned IPS officers, there were only 56 in position, while 8 were on central
  • Be that ‘SPECIAL WOMAN’
    Morung Express Feature  Kohima | January 9  While it is relatively rare for women to occupy senior leadership positions in the church, Kakheli Inato Jimomi has set a benchmark by closely following her passion to serve God and also uplift women.  In her many years of experience as a woman pastor, she was branded as not being feminine enough when she spoke boldly or as being weak when she did not act with power. But it was her total commitment to her calling tha
  • COVID Nagaland: Low detection, rising symptomatic cases, high positivity
    Weekly tally drops below 50 for consecutive 2 weeks Morung Express News Dimapur | January 9 Symptomatic cases are steadily increasing in Nagaland even as detection of cases decline. The Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), Health & Family Welfare, in its weekly COVID roundup released on January 9, noted decline in positivity rate or positive cases but added that symptomatic cases among active cases has increased to 24 percent, as of this week, from 1 percent in
  • Nagaland only state in India with surplus police personnel: Report
    1,375 personnel more than sanctioned strength Morung Express News Dimapur | January 8 With an actual force of 28,113 personnel against the sanctioned strength of 26,738, Nagaland is the only state or Union Territory in India with surplus police personnel, informed an official report published by an agency under the Ministry of Home Affairs.  As a result, the Nagaland Police (Civil + District Armed Reserve (Dar) + Spl. Armed + IRB) has a surplus of 1375 personnel, informe
  • Back To The Land: Finding Ways To Self- Employment
    Limasenla Jamir  Mokokchung | January 8 In a generation where many young men and women may not consider farming as a profession, a group of six young men, who call themselves ‘Healthy Harvest’, took full advantage of the pandemic and started a farm in Aliba village, Mokokchung. “The desire to start a farm was often discussed but we had no time to put our thoughts into action. When the pandemic hit and movement was restricted, we saw an opportunity to reali
  • ‘A tough battle we hope to win’
    Volunteers at Dzükou share experience Morung Express News Kohima | January 7 The pristine Dzükou valley has often relied heavily on volunteers/civilians to save her from the fire, wild or man-made. Firefighting in the valley has been a shared responsibility of the community in the Southern Angami region, the Police, Administration, the SDRF and others. As operations continue to fight the fire raging in the valley, a few of them shared their narrative with The Morung
  • Nagaland has 2nd highest VIPs with police security in NE
    Average police personnel deployment, however, low and within sanctioned strength  Morung Express News Dimapur | January 6  After Assam, Nagaland has the highest number of ‘VIPs’ such as Ministers, Members of Parliament, Members of the Legislative Assemblies, Judges, Bureaucrats, etc. , getting police protection, an official report stated.   The latest ‘Data on Police Organizations’ released recently by the Bureau of Police Research &
  • Dimapur Police says speed limit will increase road safety, citizens react
    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 5 The implementation of a new speed limit of 40 kilometres per hour within Dimapur town area up to Chümoukedima has provoked a mixed reaction among citizens. The Commissioner of Police, Dimapur on January 4 notified that the new vehicular speed limit would be in effect from January 5 to February 3. However, for some citizens, the new speed limit is ‘too slow’. As soon as the speed limit was notified, citizens took to soci
  • ‘Go away, Corona!’
    Children talk about dealing with online classes and Coronavirus Kanili Kiho Dimapur | January 5 The Nagaland Government has decided on allowing resumption of physical classes for this academic year from the month of February. While it has notified the Department of School Education to take necessary steps to reopen all schools in an alternate manner for classes 6 onwards, children from Kindergarten (KG) stage to primary classes interacted with The Morung Express expressing t
  • Eri culture integral to people of Nagaland
    Our Correspondent Kohima | January 5 Sericulture has been considered an important rural industry playing a dominant role in rural development. Eri culture has been the most dominant culture in the state in most of the traditional and non-traditional areas, according to the Annual Administrative Report 2019-2020 of Sericulture Department, Nagaland. The use of Eri Silk is quite closely associated with the culture and tradition of the society and occupies unique place in the soc
  • NK Naga becomes first Naga Bollywood playback singer
    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 4 At the age of 30, NK Naga (Ngukavi) has made a name for himself by becoming the first Naga to be appointed as a playback singer in the Bollywood industry with his soulful voice and a unique ability to flawlessly sing in multiple languages. NK Naga, a self-learned singer, was appointed by Find Studioz, Mumbai on January 2, 2021 as a playback singer for its next Bollywood movie project. The singer will start recordings with the Mumbai-based
  • Zapami Heritage Museum preserving unique historical experiences
    Our Correspondent Kohima | January 4 Since its establishment in 2017, Zapami Heritage Museum has been attracting a large number of the visitors. Zapami village is under Pfutsero Sub Division of Phek district. The unique historical experiences of the village had produced rich cultural heritage, according to Documentary Committee of Zapami Heritage Museum. The committee is headed by Kedoutsolhi Wetsah as convenor with six other members – Tekulo Kreo, Wepekhro Wetsah, Kelhik
  • Nagaland relearning with online education
    Students in rural area suffer due to technical glitches, poor internet connectivity    Kanili Kiho Dimapur | December 30 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic has produced an emergence of online education across the globe. The state of Nagaland in the Northeast region of India has been no exception. The education system has leapfrogged to technology in a short span. However, how has the rural setting coped with digital learning so far? With 2020 coming to an end, The M