Nagaland

  • Nagaland COVID-19 tally crosses 8K mark
    Morung Express News Dimapur | October 20 Barely a week after crossing the 7K mark on October 11, the tally of infections in Nagaland crossed the 8000 mark on Tuesday. 67 new COVID-19 cases were registered on October 20, taking the State’s tally to 8020. Dimapur had 38 new cases while Kohima had 13, Tuensang had 11 and Mon registered 5 cases respectively, according to State Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom. Meanwhile, 60 recoveries were reported on Tuesday with 27 in Tu
  • Nagaland is the heart of Naga political struggle: WC, NNPGs
    Dimapur, October 20 (MExN): The WC, NNPGs Convenor N Kitovi Zhimomi stated that “Nagaland is the heart of Naga political struggle.” He added that “if it stops beating, the Naga political aspiration be it in Myanmar, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh or Assam will die a slow painful death.” The futility of the endless political talks is felt first by tribes in Nagaland, he added in a statement issued on Tuesday. Meanwhile, taking strong exception to the labelin
  • ECI issues directive on print media ads for bye-polls
    Only pre-certified ads to be allowed on and before poll day Kohima, October 20 (MExN): The Election Commission of India (ECI) has directed that no political party or candidate or any other organization or person shall publish any advertisement in print media on poll day and one day prior to poll day, i.e. November 2 and 3 unless the contents of the advertisement proposed to be published are pre-certified from the MCMC Committee at the State/District level, as the case may be. It
  • Recognising largely ‘invisible and marginalised’ HBWs’ role
    International Home-Based Workers Day observed in Nagaland  Dimapur, October 20 (MExN): In an effort to recognise the role and contribution of women Home-Based Workers (HBWs) in Nagaland, NEN Nagaland in collaboration with SEWA – Nagaland observed the International Home Based Workers Day on October 20 across three districts in the State. HBWs are those who produce goods and services for the market from within and around their homes.  In Nagaland, a large section of
  • NPCC on prolonged struggle, delayed solution
    Dimapur, October 20 (MExN): The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) on Tuesday stated that prolonged struggle has strangled the economy and displaced employment and put its weight behind “The Agreed Points” (position) as “only in line with the stakeholders’ aspirations. In a statement issued by its President K Therie, the NPCC stated that “delay is pushing reluctant peaceful citizens to look for alternatives.” It termed the Framework Agr
  • TR in Delhi, meets Amit Shah
    Morung Express News Dimapur | October 20 The Leader of Opposition, TR Zeliang is in Delhi. Zeliang, who is also the Convenor of the NPF Political Affairs Mission, met Union Home Minister Amit Shah today.  The purpose of the visit was not made known but it comes in the backdrop of the NPF PAM’s recent attempt to facilitate dialogue between the WC NNPGs and NSCN (IM), after parting from the Joint Legislators Forum of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly in August.NPF Spokespe
  • SAKK resolves to fight ‘illegal transfers of teachers’
    Pughoboto, October 20 (MExN): The Sümi Aphuyemi Kiphimi Küqhakulu (SAKK) today stated of its resolution to fight against ‘illegal transfers of teachers.’  The SAKK during its consultative meeting held with the unit presidents from 24 villages of Sümi Aphuyemi discussed the ‘transfer with post’ of teachers within their jurisdiction “which is frequently happening.” During the meeting held at Pughoboto on October 16, the SAKK p
  • ‘Cosmos Kaleidoscope-Reseeding Pfütsero Town’
    Pfütsero, October 20 (MExN): The award ceremony of ‘Cosmos Kaleidoscope- Reseeding Pfütsero Town’ under the theme ‘My Beautiful Pfütsero’ will take place on October 23 at Pfütsero at 12:00 noon. Organised by Kalos Society in association with Nagaland’s tourism department, office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner Pfütsero’ and Pfütsero’ Police, this event is being marked by various competitions. It include
  • DC Mon notifies on rates for commercial vehicles
    Mon, October 20 (MExN): Deputy Commissioner Mon, Thavaseelan K has modified the earlier rates fixed on September 15 regarding Inter- District commercial passenger vehicles bus as below: •    Mon-Kohima: Kohima to Mon Bus: 21 maximum passengers out of 34 seats - fare Rs.1050. •    Kohima-Mon: Kohima-Mon Bus: (Sleeper) 8 passenger out of 15 seats - fare Rs.1250. •    Mon to Dimapur: Dimapur to Mon  Bus: 21 passengers o
  • Kohima Police arrests three for serial robberies
    Kohima, October 20 (MExN): The Kohima Police has arrested three persons involved in series of robberies within Kohima town during the last week of September and first week of October.  According to Kohima Police PRO, the arrests were made following investigation into a case of alleged robbery of LPG cylinders in Pezielietsie colony, whereby person was apprehended and produced at North Police Station, Kohima by the colony youth on October 5. The accused was identified as Dzut
  • Dimapur DC on strict enforcement of COVID-19 precautions
    Dimapur, October 20 (MExN): With the district witnessing a surge of COVID-19 cases recently, Dimapur Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rajesh Soundararajan also highlighted the lackadaisical attitude amongst the general public and some traders in Dimapur. In this regard, the DC cautioned that more stringent enforcement of COVID-19 precautions will be carried out. Addressing the Dimapur District Task Force meeting on October 20, the DC advised the members to continue providing awareness fr
  • DC Peren issues regulations for office bus
    Peren, October 20 (MExN): DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier has notified that in view of the need to take effective and preventive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in compliance with the lockdown measures, the under mentioned regulations are to be strictly followed by all passengers boarding the office bus NL-11 1133: •    All passengers shall compulsorily wear face mask at all time inside the bus. •    Proper distance to be maintained
  • Training on cultivation of mushroom
    Kohima, October 20 (MExN): The Department of Horticulture will be organizing a two-day State level training on cultivation of mushroom under RKVY-RAFTAAR 2019-2020 on October 21 and 22 at the conference hall, Directorate of Horticulture, Kohima from 9.30 AM onwards. Director Horticulture Dr R Elithung Lotha will deliver the keynote address and Jt Director Horticulture N Jerry Patton will chair the programme. The trainers for the technical session will be Dy Director Horticulture, Meyas
  • MKWO backs Framework Agreement
    DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 20 (MExN): The Mongleu Kamdi Women Organisation (MKWO) has extended its support to the Framework Agreement signed between the NSCN (IM) and the Government of India along with the demand for Naga flag and constitution.  A press release from the organization stated that the Indo-Naga political has taken a heavy toll with “unaccounted death, pain and untold miseries.” “Blood, sweat and tears we have seen enough in defense of our historical and po
  • COVID-19 caseload in Nagaland breaches 8000-mark
    Morung Express News Dimapur | October 20 Barely 9 days after crossing the 7000 mark on October 11, COVID-19 caseload in Nagaland breached 8000 mark on Tuesday. 67 new COVID-19 cases were registered on October 20, taking the State’s tally to 8020. Dimapur had 38 new cases while Kohima had 13, Tuensang had 11 and Mon registered 5 cases respectively, according to State Health and Family welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom. Meanwhile, 60 recoveries were reported on Tue
  • Nagaland bye-election: Two seats, 8 contenders
    Kohima, October 19 (MExN): The period for withdrawal of candidature for contesting in the bye-elections came to an end on Monday, leaving a total of eight candidates in the fray for two seats in the Nagaland legislative Assembly. According to a press statement from Nagaland Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha, the bye-election to 14-Southern Angami –I (ST) Assembly Constituency will be a 3-way contest. On the last day of withdrawal on October 19, Kikovi Kirha (Naga People
  • Nagaland COVID-tally inches towards 8,000
    Dimapur, October 19 (MExN): Amid apprehensions that the COVID-19 transmission trend is shifting from local to community, Nagaland recorded another 137 new cases on Monday, taking the state’s tally closer to the 8000 threshold.   Of the new cases, Dimapur recorded 114 cases, Kohima 19, Mon two, while Tuensang and Kiphire recorded one case each.  The daily bulletin issued by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) of the State Health and Family Welfare
  • NEET 2020: Nagaland’s performance improves, but lowest among states & UTs
    Morung Express News Dimapur | October 19  The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) – 2020 Results released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) late on October 16 had both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ news for Nagaland.  On the plus side, the percentage qualification for 2020 was an improvement over 2019.  According to an NTA release, out of 1,805 candidates sitting for the exam, 731 or 40.50% qualified. A total of 2,356 students regist
  • Security forces refute ‘false accusation’ by NSCN (IM)
    Kohima, October 19 (MExN): Security Forces on Monday refuted the NSCN (IM)’s statement on October 16, saying that the latter has “falsely accused Security Forces of brutality and high handedness towards Naga people.”  “The statement that action against NSCN (IM) is towards Naga people cannot be farther from the truth. Security forces have never apprehended any innocent civilians and have only acted against cadres of insurgent groups, indulging in activit