• Nagaland MLAs rose above party lines to facilitate peace process: Rio
    Our Correspondent Kohima | April 6 The Nagaland Chief Minister, while giving an update on his recent visit to Delhi said, “we also had meetings with NNPGs and the NSCN leadership along with our friends in the Opposition led by the Leader of Opposition”. “As far as our approach to the Naga political issue is concerned, the elected members of the Nagaland Assembly have risen above party affiliations and we have come together under a spirit of oneness in order to
  • NSCN (IM) says, 'Cease Fire Ground Rules violated'
    Dimapur, April 6 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) today alleged that “the agreement signed on June 14, 2002 between the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) and Government of India (GoI) on Ceasefire without territorial limit has not been honoured in spirit and action.” “Ironically, this nuisance of the AR to dampen the ceasefire spirit never ends and it has become the eyesore of the Indo-Naga political dialogue,” a press release issued by the MIP, NSCN (IM) sta
  • NBCC YD, AKM convey best wishes to candidates appearing NBSE exams
    Dimapur, April 6 (MExN): The Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) Youth Department has conveyed best wishes to all the candidates appearing the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) HSLC and HSSLC Examinations 2021 from April 6 to 29.  “As you all appear the examinations under an extraordinary situation this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is our prayer that you would all believe in the efforts you have put in, most importantly, believe in God. We trust that G
  • MoU for construction of 5000 MT capacity godown in Zunheboto approved
    Morung Express News Dimapur | April 6 The Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD) under the Union Ministry of Consumers Affairs Food and Public Distribution (CA, F&PD) has approved a Memorandum of Understanding for construction of 5000 MT (metric ton) capacity godown in Zunheboto district of Nagaland, informed an update from the department.  It was included in the MoU approved for construction of 4 such godowns (warehouse) between Food Corporation of Indi
  • Governor, Niti Aayog CEO discuss development issues in Nagaland
    Kohima, April 6 (MExN):  The Niti Aayog’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Amitabh Kant called on Nagaland Governor RN Ravi at the Raj Bhavan Kohima on April 6 to discuss “pressing development issues” in the state, among others. According to a press release from the Governor’s PRO, the CEO and the Governor deliberated on various issues pertaining to development in the state and Kiphire district which is the only Aspirational District in the State. Kant focu
  • Western Sümi bodies urge NPGs to reconcile
    Dimapur, April 6 (MExN): The Western Sümi Kükami Hoho (WSKH) and Western Sümi Youth Front (WSYF) emphasized on the need for reconciliation among Naga Political Groups in order to resolve the Naga political issue at the earliest.   A press release from the WSKH media cell stated that a meeting with leaders of various Naga Political Groups was held on April 6, to deliberate on the Naga political issue and the upcoming WSKH Jubilee. During the meeting, WSKH Presi
  • DC Kohima directs villages to submit VCM proposals
    Kohima, April 6 (MExN): Kohima Deputy Commissioner Gregory Thejawellie has directed villages that are yet to submit village council member proposals for government approval to submit the same on or before April 15. In a notification issued through the state DIPR, DC Thejawelie also notified the ADCs of Tseminyu and Chiephobozou; the SDO (C) of Jakhama, Sechu, and Sadar and EACs of Kezocha, Botsa, and Tsogin that the deadline for village council member proposals has been extended to
  • DMC prog on clean air on April 9
    Dimapur, April 6 (MExN): The Dimapur Municipal Council has informed all the Chairpersons, Gaon Buras, and Sanitation Committees within its jurisdiction that an awareness programme under National Clean Air Programme at Town Hall will be held on April 9, 11:00 am. Informing this in a press release on Tuesday, DMC Administrator Albert Ezung requested all concerned to attend the programme without fail.
  • ‘Unsatisfied’ with educational system, CSUTT to inspect schools
    Tuensang, April 6 (MExN): The Chang Students' Union Tuensang Town has informed that a ‘surprise checking’ will be conducted in private and government educational institutions within its jurisdiction.  In a press release received on Tuesday, the union stated that it had been witnessing an “unsatisfied handling of educational system and detecting various malpractices by few teachers such as negligence of duties, absenting with no genuine reason, unwanted rep
  • 2 fire incidents in Kohima, Jalukie
    Dimapur, April 6 (MExN): Two fire incidents were reported in Kohima and Jalukie districts on April 5 and 6 respectively. According to a press release from the RO (E), Fire and Emergency Services, a team led by Duty Commander ASI Neikielie Keyiencu from the Jalukie Fire Station responded to a fire call on April 6 at Heningkunlwa Village, Jalukie. One Katcha house along with house hold items worth approximately Rs 4.5 lakh were gutted in the fire which was suspected to be caused by a
  • Longleng planning and development board meets for April
    Longleng, April 6 (MExN): The Longleng District Planning & Development Board cleared its agenda for April during its meeting on April 6.  According to a report from the state DIPR, Longleng Deputy Commissioner M Shayung Phom chaired the meeting which was held at the DC’s conference hall. DC Phom briefed the house on the latest COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and appealed the members to strictly implement basic safety protocols like social distancing, han
  • Health department assess preparedness for 2nd wave of pandemic
    Kohima, April 6 (MExN): Officials of the state Directorate of Health & Family Welfare (DoHFW) held a meeting on April 6 to review the present status and assess the level of preparedness should a second wave of COVID-19 infections hit the state. The state DIPR reported that DoHFW Principal Director Dr Kevichusa Medikhru who chaired the meeting, emphasized on the need for all departments to be prepared in order to combat the pandemic. He admitted that even with “ample time t
  • Peren board approves upgrade of GHS Ahthibung
    Peren, April 6 (MExN): The Peren District Planning and Development Board has approved the proposal to upgrade Government High School, Ahthibung during its meeting on April 6. According to a DIPR report, the board also discussed the constitution of District Level Aspirational Blocks Committee and ban on plying of log/heavy vehicles. District Evaluation Officer Erangnimbe Thou gave a detailed presentation about the status and activities of the department in the district while the Naga
  • Zapami Welfare Society, Kohima celebrates 25th anniversary
    Our Correspondent Kohima | April 6 The Zapami Welfare Society Kohima (ZWSK) on Tuesday celebrated its 25th Anniversary at Para Medical Colony, Kohima with Nagaland’s Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Neiba Kronu as the special guest. Minister Kronu also inaugurated the ZWSK building to commemorate the anniversary. Speaking on the occasion, Kronu lauded the Zapami citizens for their diligence, hard work and sincere outlook, thereby
  • Daily power shutdowns in parts of Dmp from today
    DIMAPUR, APRIL 5 (MExN): There will be power shutdown in parts of Dimapur from April 6 to 9 daily from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. A press release from Er SI Asangba Tikhir, Executive Engineer, Transmission Division, Dimapur informed that the shutdown will affect consumers availing power from 66/33/11kV Nito Farm substation and 11 kV Zani feeder. This has been necessitated for shifting of the 66 kV towers to facilitate national highway four laning works. The department has asked the affected c
  • NBSE examinations to begin today
    Kohima, April 5 (MExN): The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) is all set to conduct the HSLC Examination 2021 from April 7 and HSSLC Examination 2021 from April 6 to 29. Stating that the examinations are going to be conducted in an extraordinary situation this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, K Tokugha Sukhalu, IAS (Rtd) Advisor, Department of School Education, Nagaland has conveyed best wishes to all the candidates. He also appealed to all the examination centre superinte
  • Violators penalized as Kohima DTF checks adherence to COVID protocols
    Our Correspondent Kohima | April 5 To oversee the enforcement of COVID-19 protocols in the state capital Kohima, especially the mandatory wearing of masks in public places, the District Task Force Kohima on COVID-19 conducted a surprise checking and awareness drive in the capital’s streets and shops at several locations on April 5. Many violators were penalized as per the guidelines while masks were also distributed to the people. N Bhavani Sri, Additional Deputy Commis
  • Nagaland: 2 new COVID cases
    DIMAPUR, APRIL 5 (MExN): Two cases of COVID-19 were detected in Nagaland on April 5. The Health Department’s daily bulletin informed that the two new cases include one from Dimapur and one from Tuensang. Both the cases are traced contacts. The total caseload of the State now comes to 12,365. Meanwhile, a total of 11,980 patients have recovered and the number of active cases in the State is now 136. All the active cases are asymptomatic, the Health Department informed. 
  • Govt issues additional COVID-19 SOPs for HSLC, HSSLC exams
    DIMAPUR, APRIL 5 (MExN): The Nagaland Government has issued an order detailing prevention measures to be followed in case a candidate is tested COVID-19 positive during the conduct of the HSLC and HSSLC Examinations 2021 set to begin from April 6.  The order stated that any candidate who has tested COVID-19 positive shall not be allowed to enter the exam premises or appear for the examination. The candidate will be given another chance to appear for the subject(s) which he/she
  • ‘Unusual mortality’ of pigs in Mon, Kiphire & Peren
    DIMAPUR, APRIL 5 (MExN): The Nagaland Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services today informed that there has been “unusual mortality” of the pig population in Mon, Kiphire and Phek districts recently.  Following this, the department asked the public and piggery farmers to remain vigilant and issued a set of advisories.  The advisory directed the public and piggery farmers to report death of pigs to the nearest Veterinary Health Centre for neces