• 154 new COVID-19 cases in Nagaland
    Morung Express News Dimapur | August 14  154 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Nagaland on August 14. With this, the total number of cases in the State is 332. Meanwhile, 1,198 people have recovered and the number of active cases in the State is 2,110. The new cases detected on August 14 include 84 from Kohima, 58 from Dimapur, 10 from Zunheboto and 1 each in Mon and Wokha. Of this, 21 (19 in Dimapur, 1 each in Kohima and Wokha) are from armed forces; 40 (26 in Kohima and
  • Nagaland: ‘A movement that came to give us our identity’
    GNF organizes 74th Naga Independence Day  Morung Express news  Kohima | August 14  Dr Visier Sanyü today reflected the journey of the Naga political movement as one that was embarked in order to protect Naga identity.  The President, Overseas Naga Association and member Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) was delivering a speech on the ‘Historical perspective of the Naga Political struggle,’ during the observation of the 74th Naga Inde
  • Dimapur: East & Diphupar PS sealed
    Morung Express News Dimapur | August 14 Two police stations in Dimapur – East and Diphupar Police Station – have been temporarily sealed after three police personnel tested COVID-19 positive in the TrueNat screening.  According to a Dimapur police official, the stations were sealed as a precautionary measure on August 13 evening. The police personnel reportedly came into contact with COVID-19 positive persons but could not be ascertained from where.  The
  • Did not turn down holding of JLF meeting: NPF
    DIMAPUR, AUGUST 14 (MExN): Spokesperson of the NPF Legislature Party, Imkong L Imchen issued a response to the State Planning Minister, Neiba Kronu with regard to the opposition’s decision to boycott the NLA session held on August 13.  In a press release, Imchen stated that his letter to the NLA Speaker on August 12 highlighted in detail about the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting held on July 20 and its subsequent decision to convene a one-day session. It also un
  • NVBDCP issues alert on increased mosquito density in Dimapur
    Dimapur, August 14 (MExN): The National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) has informed that the vector density which refers to the number of mosquito population is increasing over the months. The finding was made during a routine Entomological study by the NVBDCP on Malaria, Dengue and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) vector density in various localities in Dimapur, Dr I Talitemsula Jamir, Joint Director and SPO of  NVBDCP informed in a press release on Friday. Reite
  • No honorable solution without the ‘Naga flag’: NSCN (IM)
    Dimapur, August 14 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) on Friday said that to commemorate the declaration of Naga Independence, Rainbow flags were hoisted “all over Nagalim, including Eastern Nagalim in Myanmar” on August 14. It said that August 14 was a reminiscence of the day when the spirit of self-determination and freedom sparked the declaration of Naga independence, and changed the course of Naga political journey. For the Nagas, Rainbow flag is a God given political identity
  • Shops to close shutters till noon on August 15
    DIMAPUR, AUGUST 14 (MExN): In view of the 74th Independence Day celebration to be held at DDSC stadium Dimapur, Deputy Commissioner Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan, has directed all shops which are otherwise permitted to open under Dimapur district, to remain closed till 12:00 noon, for smooth conduct of the programme. This was informed in a report from the DIPR. 
  • FPS dealers to submit details of persons under PHH and AAY scheme 
    Dimapur, August 14 (MExN): All the Fair Price Shop dealers have been asked to identify disabled/differently disabled persons covered under NFSA (PHH and AAY scheme) separately under their FPS as directed by the Government on or before August 19. They have been asked to submit the details along with contact number to S Kavito Aomi, Assistant Director, Food and Civil Supplies, Dimapur for onward submission to the ministry.  
  • DC Kohima notifies on more ‘Sealed Areas’
    Kohima, August 14 (MExN): Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie, has notified that in view of the detection of a COVID-19 positive person residing at the few locations more areas are demarcated as ‘Sealed Area’ in order to contain the spread of the disease/infection and for necessary contact tracing. All movement of person/vehicles within the defined Sealed Area is strictly restricted/prohibited and under active surveillance with immediate effect. DEMARCATED
  • Tuensang to check unregulated traffic from neighbouring district
    Tuensang, August 14 (MExN): Deputy Commissioner (DC) Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant has issued an order that in view of the increase in number of COVID-19 cases in the neighbouring district of Mon.  As measures to check in flow of unregulated traffic, entry into Tuensang via Taithung nula will be allowed only for procurement of essential goods and for medical emergencies under the following conditions: •     Entry for procurement of essential goods and commodi
  • NSA hosts ‘Conversation on Self-Determination as Human Rights’
    Dimapur, August 14 (MExN): The Naga Scholars Association (NSA) organized its 5th webinar ‘special talk’ on the topic ‘Conversation on Self-Determination as Human Rights’ on August 13 with Gam Shimray, Secretary General of Asian Indigenous People’s Pact (AIPP), Ching Mai, Thailand as the speaker and Prof Lanusashi Longkumer, Head, Department of Geography, Nagaland University as the chairperson. A press release from NSA stated that Prof Lanusashi highligh
  • Smuggled pork caught in Dimapur
    Morung Express News Dimapur | August 14 In yet another case of pig smuggling, slaughtered pig carcasses were confiscated in Dimapur. This time, the catch was affected by the NSCN (IM).  According to the Kilo Ministry of the NSCN (IM), its surveillance team on illicit trade and business received input about smuggling of pigs into Dimapur from Khatkhati. Acting on the information, it said that the surveillance unit intercepted two vehicles at Burma Camp at around 2:30 am, Aug
  • Naga Students’ Federation commemorates I-Day
    Kohima, August 14 (MExN): The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) on the occasion of Naga Independence day extended greetings to all the Naga people living in different parts of the world.  “As Nagalim celebrates its 74th year of its length and breath, free from any occupational and imperialistic forces, the federation joins the Naga people in taking their legacy forward. Today's celebration is in furtherance of the Naga people's legitimate rights based on histo
  • LPO says Interlocutor ‘erecting trust deficit’
    DIMAPUR, AUGUST 14 (MExN): The Lotha public organization (LPO) has backed the Naga Hoho and Naga Mother Association in criticising Nagaland Governor and Government of India’s Interlocutor, RN Ravi “for erecting trust deficit in the Naga peace process even after all the close packed work of 23 years of Indo-Naga political talk having passed through six successive Prime Minister of India. A press release from the LPO publicity cell stated that “India being the larges
  • Nagaland: Keyima SHG scales new height with hard work
    Peren, August 14 (MExN): Driven by the desire to be self-sufficient and independent, the women folk of Heningkunglwa village formed an SHG named Keyima SHG in the year 2002 under the flagship Programme of Integrated Watershed Development Programme (IWDP), Department of Land Resources. The group comprises of 10 likeminded women who were enthusiastic to work, create a difference and contribute to the society as well. Since the inception, Keyima SHG has been actively engaged in differe
  • Pughoboto SDPDB approves LADF 2020-21
    Pughoboto, August 14 (MExN): A meeting of the Sub Division Planning and Development Board (SDPDB) was held under the SDPDB Chairmanship and MLA Y Vikheho Swu at the DB court hall in the ADC Pughoboto office on August 14. The house approved the LADF 2020-2021 and also decided to write to the government for posting of SDO (C) at Pughoboto. After review of the last meeting minutes, a DIPR report stated that the MLA asked the area people to co-operate with each other and to support t
  • Coco-Doyang and Saptiqa roads repaired
    Zunheboto, August 14 (MExN): In a sight of great relief to the citizens, the Coco-Doyang and Saptiqa roads have been repaired and maintained by MLA Er Picto Shohe at his own expenses under the supervision of EE PWD Atoizu Division.  These roads, according to Atoizu Area GB Association, “has been in deplorable and pathetic condition for quiet sometime, even difficult to travel by foot with the denizens facing untold hardship and miseries.” However with the interventi
  • Low Budget Street Painters add colour to Longleng town
    Longleng, August 14 (MExN): Low Budget Street Painters is a union of five friends namely Henok Phom of Yachem Village, N Phamchong Phom of Orangkong village, Tokmei Phom of Orangkong village, I Bauom Phom of Yaongyimchen village and B Hankham Phom of Yongnyah village. According to a DIPR report, a group of friends came together for the betterment of society and recently established Low Budget Street Painters on June 10, 2020 with an aim of beautifying the streets of Longleng Town. I
  • DC Kiphire notifies on new rules for QCs
    Kiphire, August 14 (MExN): In pursuance to the Government of Nagaland, dated August 4, the DTF Kiphire has decided the following guidelines in all the quarantine centers in the district with effect from August 18: • All quarantine shall pay for their mess expenses/fees which have been fixed at Rs.370 per head per day. The mess shall be inclusive of lunch, afternoon refreshment and dinner. • All advance payment for seven days shall be made to the control (DC Office) by par
  • Security co-ordination meeting held at Wokha
    Wokha, August 14 (MExN): Security Co-ordination meeting headed by the Deputy Commissioner and Chairman DTF for COVID-19, Wokha, Orenthung Lotha was held on August 11 at his Official chamber. Superintendent of Police Wokha, Imtitoshi, Col KS Gill Commandant 40th Assam Rifles and IO SIB, Wokha Sukupu Sema also attended the meeting. The meeting discussed monitoring of all check gates and entry points by the Police personnel will be strictly carried on to contain unregulated movement of ve