• ‘Deficient rainfall is another pandemic’
    Foodgrain production to go down by 70%  without sufficient rainfall by second week of July Morung Express News Dimapur | JUNE 22 Amidst the continuing pandemic taking its toll on every aspect of life and hugely affecting the common man, the deficient rainfall all over the State this year is emerging like another pandemic and threatens with a drought-like situation if there is no sufficient rainfall by second week of July. This observation was made by State Agricultu
  • Tuensang Oxygen plant inaugurated
    Morung Express News Tuensang | June 22 Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio launched an oxygen generation plant at District Hospital Tuensang on June 22. The plant was inaugurated during the joint launch by the Government of Nagaland, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan. Altogether eight oxygen generation plants were installed in the three northeast states - Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura - with the help of the Japanese government and UNDP on
  • KPA Probe: ANCSU keeps digital protest in abeyance for a month
    Enquiry Committee Report disclosed but ‘unsatisfactory’, Union says Dimapur, June 22 (MExN): The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) on Tuesday informed that it has decided to keep its ‘intensified and indefinite digital protest’ in abeyance after the Enquiry Committee Report was disclosed to the Union on June 21. The Union said that the report was disclosed after continued pressing to the State government regarding details of the fund u
  • Nagaland: 64 new COVID-19 cases, 146 recoveries
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 22 Nagaland on June 22 reported 64 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total caseload to 24,438. The new cases were reported from Dimapur (22) Kiphire (1), Kohima(10), Longleng (2), Mokokchung (12), Mon (4), Peren (8), Phek (1), Tuensang (1), Wokha(2) and Zunheboto (1). Meanwhile, 146 persons also recovered from the infection on Tuesday, taking the recovery tally to 21,513. Dimapur (81), Kohima (16), Mokokchung (39), Phek (9) and Zunheboto (1)
  • Not camp, rented house of members: NSCN(R) clarifies
    Dimapur, June 22 (MExN): Following reports of an ‘unauthorized mobile camp’ of the NSCN (R) being sealed by the Dimapur Police, the NSCN (R) on Tuesday clarified that “it is in no way a camp/office but a rented house of some NSCN (R) members residing with their families.” Refuting the allegation of the unauthorized camp being operated at Padumpukhukri, the NSCN (R) through its MIP on June 22 stated that as is evident in the pictures uploaded on social media, any
  • Four more arrested in Mon sexual assault case
    DIMAPUR, JUNE 22 (MExN): Four more persons have been arrested in connection to the sexual assault case in Mon. A press release issued by the Mon police informed that the four were arrested in the early hours today and a case under IPC sections 354, 376, 34 read with 4/8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act has been registered and further investigation on. The incident occurred on June 20 when a 15-year old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a group of six youths
  • Nagaland: News in Picture
    Two men ploughing a terrace field with the help of a buffalo at Leshemi village under Phek district on June 22. According to data from the Agromet Field Unit (AMFU) at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Medziphema, difference in pattern of rainfall and deficiency in amount of rainfall received was observed in almost all the districts in Nagaland. Phek district received rainfall deficits ranging from 16.7% to 100% from January to May 2021, severely affecting pre-monsoon agricultural
  • Tuensang: Rio reiterates focus on health sector
    Tuensang, June 22 (MExN): On the sidelines of inaugurating the new oxygen generation plant in Tuensang, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio held a meeting with Tuensang District Task Force for COVID -19 members on June 22.  According to a report from the state DIPR, Tuensang Deputy Commissioner and DTF Chairperson Tuensang Kumar Ramnikant highlighted the statistical report on COVID-19 status and apprised the house about the challenges faced by the district in fighting the COVID
  • Mon launches 70-bedded COVID Care Centre
    Mon, June 22 (MExN): A 70-bedded COVID Care Centre was inaugurated at Mon on June 22 in the presence of Mon Deputy Commissioner Thavaseelan K, SDO (C) Lithrila Sangtam, Deputy CMO Dr Rongsennungla, CCC Management Committee members and others. The CCC is funded by Foundation for Ecological Security and Naga American Foundation, facilitated by District Administration Mon and Eleutheros Christian Society and jointly managed by Mon District Administration, Police, Medical Department, ch
  • Aoyimkum becomes first 100% vaccinated village in Dimapur dist
    Dimapur, June 22 (MExN): Aoyimkum village became the first village under Dimapur district to inoculate all its adult population with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. In a press release, District Programme Officer (UIP-RCH) Dr Rebecca attributed the achievement to the hard work of the staff under Aoyimkum Sub-Center and also due the support of the village authorities and the community of Aoyimkum. She expressed hope that more villages under Dimapur district would achiev
  • Longleng DEF achieves 100 percent vaccine coverage
    Longleng, June 22 (MExN): The Longleng District Executive Force (DEF) has vaccinated all its personnel and their families with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, as per a report from the DIPR on Tuesday. The cent percent coverage was achieved during a COVID-19 Vaccination Drive on June 22 at the office complex of Longleng Superintendent of Police wherein maximum police personnel also received their 2nd vaccine doses.  According to the DIPR report, District Immunization Offi
  • MGM College completes inspection for new courses
    Dimapur, June 22 (MExN): MGM College, Dimapur moved a step closer towards rolling out new BA (Honours) and B Com general and honours courses following an inspection on June 21. According to a press release from the college’s Media Cell on Tuesday, along with existing BA honours courses in English, Political Science, Education and Sociology, the college applied for BA honours in History, Economics, and B Com general & honours from session 2021. As such, an inspection for in
  • Kohima Jain Temple marks 100th year with book release
    Kohima, June 22 (MExN): A book on ‘100 years of Jainism in Nagaland, a journey from 1885 to 1985’ was released online on June 15 by the Kohima Jain Temple Committee in the virtual presence of President Pawan Kumar Sethi and Secretary Jayant Sethi. According to a press release on Tuesday, the Kohima Jain temple, which was built in 1920, has completed 100 years in 2020. It also stated that Jainism has completed 135 years in Nagaland. In the 1880s, Hardeo and Hiralal Sethi
  • SJU launches online lecture series
    Dimapur, June 22 (MExN): The Department of Sociology, St Joseph University launched a lecture series with a session titled ‘Movement of Human Capital within Brain Gain and Brain Drain’ on June 21 via Google Meet.  The lecture series will continue till July 1, according to a press release from the PRO, SJU. The webinar for the first lecture was attended by about 75 participants inclusive of both faculty and students, it added. The welcome note was delivered by the
  • Nagaland: News in brief 22 June 2021
    Dimapur Police arrest two for extortion Dimapur, June 22 (MExN): The Dimapur Police on June 21 apprehended one person, Kakhevi Assumi (27) on charges of extorting money from FCI trucks at Kevijau colony in the name of NSCN (Khango). In this connection a cash of Rs 2200 was also seized from his possession. A case has been registered at SBN PS, informed an update from Addl Dy Commissioner of Police/PRO, Dimapur.  On June 19, Dimapur Police arrested one person Sepelo Koza (26)
  • NPFLP seeks central agency to probe  into alleged financial misappropriation 
    Dimapur, June 22 (MExN): The NPF Legislatures Party (NPFLP) has issued a rejoinder to the report on ‘Tripartite agreement for 200-bed ACF at CIHSR’ and interview with Dr Sedevi Angami, Director, CIHSR published in a local daily on June 21.  NPFLP, Spokesman, Imkong L Imchen in a press statement pointed out that ‘the MOU of May 27, 2005, when the present Chief Minister who was also the CM then and none from the present Cabinet, and in among the present NPF MLAs
  • NPF hits out at Nagaland govt  over COVID-19 situation, fund  
    Kohima, June 22 (MExN): The Naga People’s Front (NPF) on Tuesday stated that the Government cannot just merely sit and wait for the countdown of positivity rate to decrease but should put its action and effort to bring down the positivity rate. NPF issued a press release hitting out at the PDA Government handling the COVID-19 situation and misusing the State fund in the name of COVID-19. The party stated that it has seriously viewed the recent statement of the Health Minist
  • ‘A man of vision’ laid to rest
    Condolence messages for Er P Jakpou Khiamniungan Dimapur, June 22 (MExN): The Superintending Engineer of PHED Nagaland, Er P Jakpou Khiamniungan passed away at Bethesda Hospital, Kohima on June 19. His funeral service and burial were held the following day at his native village, Pathso Nokeng. Various organizations and individuals have paid tribute and honour to the departed soul and also conveyed condolences to his bereaved family members. PHED Nagaland: In a condolence messa
  • Taxes can be collected only by GoI or State Govt: Interlocutor’s office
    Dimapur, June 21 (MExN): Responding to a statement made by “a Naga armed organisation,” the office of the Government of India’s (GoI) Representative and Interlocutor for Naga Peace Talks clarified that taxation can only be exercised by the Government of India or the State Government. The clarification comes after the NSCN (IM) recently asserted its “legitimate right” to collect taxes which was recognized even by the representatives of the Government of
  • NASU seek waiver of fees for students
    Kohima, June 21 (MExN): The Northern Angami Students Union (NASU) has submitted a ‘charter of representation’ to the Nagaland education department seeking fee concessions for students. In the representation addressed to the Principal Director, Department of School Education, the NASU highlighted the predicament faced by the common people because of the COVID-19 induced lockdown in the state. While the student community is now facing an ‘uncertain and unprecedented