Nagaland

  • ‘Community, faith and humanity during pandemic’
    COVID-19: Nagas in Delhi share their second wave experience –II Morung Express News Dimapur | May 6 As India’s capital struggles with perhaps the biggest challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic so far, the Naga community in Delhi is no exception. However, help is coming in the forms of community spirit, innovative networking, and faith, engendering both virtual and practical assistance and serving as a COVID-19 lifeline. There is an effort to galvanise the tribe units
  • Nagaland still waiting for vaccine consignment: Official
    The State is yet to start the 18-45 years vaccination process Morung Express News Dimapur | May 6 Nagaland has placed order for 36,850 doses of COVIDSHEILD for starting the 18-45 age group vaccination process but the consignment is yet to reach the State, a health official informed today. We have to wait for its arrival to start the process, the official said when queried. A sum of Rs 1.15 crore has already been transferred for the 36,850 doses, he added. When pointed out
  • Nagaland Govt cuts 20% of non development funds from 82 depts
    KOHIMA, MAY 6 (MExN): The Government of Nagaland has decided to curb down 20% non development expenditure from government departments in order to mobilize funds for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. “In view of the emerging requirements for mobilizing additional funds for providing free COVID-19 vaccine and other COVID-19 related activities, the Government hereby directs that there be pro-rata cuts of 20% under Non Development from the Budget Estimate 2021-22,” stated an o
  • Nagaland: 267 new cases, 3 new deaths
    DIMAPUR, MAY 6 (MExN): The increase in COVID-19 cases in Nagaland continued as the State reported 267 fresh cases on May 6. Three new deaths due to COVID-19 were also reported. The new cases include 130 from Kohima, 117 from Dimapur, 7 each from Mokokchung and Tuensang, 2 each from Phek and Zunheboto, and 1 each from Longleng and Mon.   Meanwhile, 38 new patients have recovered from the infection. They include 21 from Dimapur, 9 from Kohima, 7 from Tuensang and 1 from Mon.
  • Nagaland’s oldest college fending for itself
    Mkg’s Fazl Ali College carrying out development mostly through internal funding Morung Express News Mokokchung | May 6 Fazl Ali College (FAC), Mokokchung, the oldest college in Nagaland, has been for the most part left to develop its infrastructure through internal funding. This was revealed by college authorities to a team of journalists from the Mokokchung Press Club who visited the college on May 6 as part of the club’s annual social concern initiative.  &nbs
  • NPCC Vice President Khutovi Sema no more
    Dimapur, May 6 (MExN): The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC), Vice President, Khutovi Sema, retired Director (Land Resources Development) and former Minister, Nagaland passed away on May 6 at Eden Hospital after a prolonged illness. Following the demise, various individuals and organizations have expressed condolence. NLA Speaker: In a condolence note, Sharingain Longkumer, Speaker, NLA said that late Khutovi served the State in various capacities initially as Government
  • Nagaland Home Dept directs DTF on COVID-19 to be ‘fully activated’
    Kohima, May 6 (MExN): In view of the rapid surge of COVID-19 in the State, the Home Department, Nagaland on Thursday wrote to all the Deputy Commissioner & Chairman, District Task Force on COVID-19 on conduct of timely meetings and reviews by the DTF. “It is essential that District Task Force on COVID-19 is fully activated and meets as often as possible in any given week,” R Ramakrishnan, IAS Principal Secretary, Home said. The DTF should regularly review the exis
  • More oxygen plant equipment reaches State
    DIMAPUR, MAY 6 (MExN): Additional equipment for activation of needed oxygen plants in Nagaland state was airlifted by the Indian Air Force to Dimapur Airport on May 6. The equipment, which included compressors, were airlifted from Ahmedabad via Allahabad. The major consignment for the oxygen plans was delivered to the State last week. The consignment, weighing approximately 3 tons, was handed over to EAC Chumukedima, Er Seyie Solo, Coordinating Officer in Dimapur Airport. The consignme
  • Dimapur Excise teams seize liquor
    Dimapur, May 6 (MExN): Excise Mobile Squads in Dimapur arrested two persons and seized over 17,000 battles of assorted liquor on May 3 and 4. According to a press release from Dimapur Superintendent of Excise & Prohibition (MS), on May 3, the Excise Mobile Squad duty party stationed at New Field Excise check-gate led by Asst Inspector Rukhriezetuo, intercepted a truck bearing registration number MNO1 8886 and seized 11,136 bottles of assorted liquor which were found concealed un
  • Farmers in Peren receive machinery from Land Resources dept
    Peren, May 6 (MExN): With an objective to encourage the farmers to promote local coffee, enhance productivity and sustainable farming, the Department of Land Resources, Peren organised a programme at DPO Office, Jalukie on May 6 and distributed 15 rubber sheet roller machines and 15 coffee pulping machines for farmers of Peren district. The project has been funded by the North East Council (NEC). Special guest, Dr Tinojongshi Chang, ADC Jalukie handed over the machineries to the far
  • More oxygen plant equipment reaches State
    DIMAPUR, MAY 6 (MExN): Additional equipment for activation of needed oxygen plants in Nagaland state was airlifted by the Indian Air Force to Dimapur Airport on May 6. The equipment, which included compressors, were airlifted from Ahmedabad via Allahabad. The major consignment for the oxygen plans was delivered to the State last week. The consignment, weighing approximately 3 tons, was handed over to EAC Chumukedima, Er Seyie Solo, Coordinating Officer in Dimapur Airport. The consignme
  • 7-day restriction on movement and activities comes into force in Kohima
    All residents directed to observe COVID-19 appropriate behaviour Our Correspondent Kohima | May 6 Following the imposition of restriction on movement and activities by the Nagaland government, the streets of the State capital Kohima wore a deserted look while other normal activities were also affected starting May 5. The seven-day restriction on movement and activities started from 7:00 pm of May 5. The State government has declared most areas in Dimapur and Kohima as cont
  • GBUD, DUCCF for strict enforcement of SOPs
    Dimapur, May 6 (MExN): The GB Union Dimapur (GBUD) and Dimapur Urban Council Chairman Federation (DUCCF) on Thursday expressed the need for strict enforcement of the guidelines given by the government in the interest of public safety and to contain the spread of COVID-19. In a joint press statement, the two organizations issued directives to all the colony authorities within its jurisdiction to be proactive in preventing the spread of the virus by adhering to the following measures:
  • Kohima DTF activates checking at all entry points
    Kohima, May 6 (MExN): To prevent non-essential movement of persons entering the containment zone under Kohima district, strict enforcement on the laid restrictions and checking for all travellers at all district entry points have been activated, as per the decision taken by the Kohima District Task Force (DTF) on COVID-19.  In this connection, SDO Civil Sechü Zubza, Tiayanger Jamir on May 6 informed that at the entry point, Peducha check gate under Sechü Zubza, travel
  • Coffee pulper distributed to farmers in Tuensang
    Morung Express News Tuensang | May 6 The department of Land Resources Tuensang on May 6 distributed 17 coffee pulpers to coffee farmers of six blocks under Tuensang district. Handing over the machines, Toking Yimchunger EAC HQ encouraged the farmers to use it judiciously so that it enhances the production and produce quality. Appreciating the department for working for the upliftment of the rural economy Toking also highlighted the scope of coffee cultivation and added that t
  • Health workers trained on PCV immunization process in Wokha
    WOKHA, MAY 6 (MExN): A one day district level orientation programme on Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) was held at CMO Conference hall Wokha with Dr Shiela Longkumer, WHO State Consultant as the resource person on May 6. While delivering the welcome address, Dr C W Tungoe, Chief Medical Officer Wokha urged the medical officers and Block Programme Managers to focus on the training and later impart the information at the block levels. He also extended appreciation to Dr Shiela fo
  • Nagaland: News in Brief
    Canara Bank, NL Road branch sealed for 48-hrs Dimapur, May 6 (MExN): Deputy Commissioner and Chairman DDMA Dimapur Rajesh Soundararajan   under section 30(1) (2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and in order to take effective measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, has ordered the sealing of Canara Bank, Dimapur Branch II at NL Road, Dimapur for 48 hours from May 6, during which time necessary sanitization of the premises shall be done by the management. Any person viol
  • ‘A wave unlike any other’
    COVID-19: Nagas in Delhi share their second wave experience-I Morung Express News Dimapur | May 5  As India grapples with the devastating impact of the second wave of COVID-19, particularly in worst affected areas like National Capital Territory of Delhi, the common refrain from Nagas residing in the region is of a ‘wave’ unlike any other. When The Morung Express reached out to some Naga residents in Delhi to inquire how they are coping with the challenge
  • Nagaland Emergency Centre Delhi ‘reactivated’
    Morung Express News Dimapur | May 5 To assist Nagas in tackling the challenges of the second wave of COVID-19 in National Capital Territory of Delhi, the Nagaland Emergency Centre Delhi (NECD) at Nagaland House New Delhi has been ‘reactivated’. An official associated with the Centre informed The Morung Express late on Wednesday evening that the centre has been activated after a zoom meeting of all stakeholders – elders, tribal units, students unions and others,