Nagaland

  • MBC centennial celebration concludes
    (Left) Centenary choir, presenting special number during the devotional service at Meriema centenary celebration. (Right)  Senior pastor, Baptist mission church, Rev. Kiezotuo Zhale, delivering sermon during the devotional service at Meriema 100 years centenary celebration. (Morung Photos)  Meriema | January 16 : The three day long centennial celebration of Meriema Baptist Church concluded today, here at Meriema village. Senior pastor, Baptist Mission Church, Rev. Kiezotuo Zh
  • Traditionally too Cool...
    A village elder with traditional headwear during the Glory Day-cum-Silver Jubilee celebration of Zhaimai (Liyai) Ahra Niih Teithi at Liyai village held on January 6, 2011. 
  • Free phonetics course for Church workers
    Dimapur, January 16 (MExN): Dimensions – School of Phonetics & Spoken English will provide a free 14 day crash course in phonetics for pastors and reverends beginning from February 21, 2011. However, books and other materials related to the course will have to be purchased at a discounted price. A press note informed interested pastors and reverends to get in touch with Noel Manuel at 09436019342 for more details relating to the free course. Seats are limited.  
  • Highway crisis...
    A vehicle plods on National Highway 155 that connects Tuensang with Assam via Mokokchung. This highway is the main lifeline for the people living in Tuensang district and also some of the villages along the highway, which are in pathetic condition even at this time of the dry season. Potholes are plenty along the narrow highway and one cannot imagine what the road condition would be like once the monsoon starts. (Morung Photo)
  • ‘HoDs are the main culprit’
    Dimapur, January 16 (MExN): The 55th AC Naga People’s Front (NPF) Tobu, in a meeting held on January 11, 2011 discussed with serious concern, the irregularities of the office staff posted at Tobu under various departments. A press note issued by C. Nangba Konyak, president and P. Shamaoh Konyak, general secretary, NPF 55 A/C Tobu stated that the responsibility for this miserable condition of office transaction falls on respective head of every department placed at Tobu ADC HQ and
  • Chaste Hindi, a way for Naga musicians?
    Kohima | January 16 : Divine Connection, MTV Rock On winner’s story is perhaps a wake up call to learn Hindi. Their success has brought much joy to the Naga society and the youth ought to learn a thing or two. Divine connection has made inconceivable efforts learning Hindi, the official language of Indians, to overwhelm nine most popular bands in India and win the coveted prize. Most Nagas are least bothered about Hindi. From primary to middle, middle to high school, the subject
  • Social worker opposes traditional tribal prison cells
    Mokokchung , January 16(ANI): A social worker of Mokokchung district in Nagaland has opposed the traditional prison cells set up as per tribal norms. The Ao tribals reside in the district, and as per their historical traditions and heritage any person punished by the Village Council is interned in dingy small pen-like cells that are set up in the centre of almost every other village.However, Achi Ao has opposed such a treatment to convicted persons. He is of the view that although the
  • Chakhesangs celebrate premier fest
    Kohima | January 15 : The Chakhesang Nagas celebrated its premier festival- Sühkrühnye today in different parts of Phek district. Families and friends were gathered in various locations and enjoyed the festival with folk songs, dances and feast.In Phek village, a grand celebration took place at the village ground, which was marked by cultural spotlight, indigenous games and feast.Sühkrühnye is the most important festival and is celebrated on January 15. During the f
  • Banned alcohol and drugs destroyed in Mkg
    Police personnel and members of Destruction Committee along with the seized IMFL and drugs before it were destroyed on January 15. (DIPR Photo)  Mokokchung, January 15 (DIPR): About 1000 bottles of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and more than 10,000 numbers banned drugs such as Nitroset-10 and SPM-PRX seized by Mokokchung police during the last four months were destroyed in the session court Complex Mokokchung today.In pursuance of destruction order passed by Maongkaba Imchen,
  • Seminar on human right abuses
    Dimapur, January 15 (MExN): A one day awareness seminar on human rights to address the issues and challenges of human trafficking and racial/gendered based violence face by the people living in different cities of India on January 28, 2011 from 9 am onwards till 2 pm at Dimapur Rengma Baptist Church, Dimapur. The seminar is organized by All India Christian Council (AICC), New Delhi and jointly hosted by Dimapur Baptist Pastor Fellowship, Dimapur. In this regard, Church leaders, NGOs, c
  • Bus service from Tuli to Jorhat inaugurated
    Dimapur, January 15 (MExN): An Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) bus service from Tuli to Jorhat via Amguri was inaugurated by L. Temjen Jamir, MLA and NBDA and Pradeep Hazarika, MLA from Amguri Constituency, Assam on January 13 at Tzudikong Town in the presences of Tuli Area public leaders and general masses. The function was also attended by representatives of ASTC and dignitaries from Assam. This was informed in a press release issued by T. Toshi Imsong, P.S to L. Temjen Jami
  • ‘Yoga’ camps at Dmr & Kma in February
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 15 (MExN): Patanjali Yog Samiti & Bharat Swabhiman (Trust), Dimapur branch announced the visit of celebrated Yoga proponent Baba Ramdevji to Nagaland on February 25. The trust is a non-religious organisation working in the field of ‘Yoga’, led by its ‘guru’ (leader) Parampoojiya Swamiji Maharaj Baba Ramdevji.The announcement was made to the local media by the chief national coordinator of the trust, Rakesh Kumar, who is in Dimapur. The purpo
  • Rosemary is Miss USSC 2011
    (Center) Rosemary, the newly crowned Miss USSC 2011 celebrates with the other winners at the 63rd USSC conference at Kiphire. Kiphire, January 15 (MExN): Rosemary Sangtam representing the Sangtam Students’ Union Kohima Town (SSUKT) was crowned Miss USSC 2011 at the 63rd USSC conference undergoing at Kiphire. Litila of ARSU and Yutho of Chari Area won the 1st and 2nd Runners up title respectively.  Besides winning the crown Rosemary also won Miss Congeniality, best tradi
  • NPC members attend South Asia youth peace camp
    Kohima, January 15 (MExN): The Nagaland Peace Centre (NPC), Kohima sponsored a two- member team to attend the South Asia Youth Peace camp at Noakhali, Bangladesh held from December 19 to 25 last. The main objective of the programme was to enable the youth to encourage peace by participating in such inter -national level events. In 2009 also, Nagaland Peace Centre sent two delegates who attend the National Integration Youth Camp held at Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir at the invitation of
  • Kuda Village celebrates 70th village day
    The Kuda Village Baptist Church Youth Choir presenting a song during the 70th Kuda Village Day celebration on Saturday.  DIMAPUR, January 15 (MExN): Kuda Village (erstwhile Nagarjan) celebrated its 70th Village Day here at its Council Hall on Saturday. The program was graced by Thekruneituo Kire, Additional Director, Industries and Commerce as chief guest.Kire in his address paid rich tribute to the forefathers for making the village to what it is today, Kire also termed the villa
  • School of nursing GNM graduation
    Kohima, January 15 (MExN): The School of Nursing, Naga Hospital Authority, Kohima will be conducting GNM graduation- cum- 9th Lt. Mrs. Ketsovole Kire Award Ceremony 2011 on January 18 at 11: 00 AM at NHAK auditorium. Dr. Vizolie Suokhrie, medical superintendent, NHAK will exhort the gathering. The programme will be chaired by nursing tutor Tiakala while presentation of certificates cum capping will be done by Kiyasetuonuo Solo, nursing superintendent, NHAK. Speech will be also be deliv
  • LOCAL Briefs
     “Red Carpet” members meeting Dimapur, January 15 (MExN): The members of the “Red Carpet” of Nagaland are informed that a meeting was held on January 8, 2011 in Mumbai and in connection to this another meeting had been called a meeting on January 18 at 3:00 pm at the residence of the Convenor, Adhoc Committee, Dr. Kethoni situated at Lengrijan near Lima Aier Memorial School, Dimapur. The convenor in a meeting notice has requested all concerned to attend the
  • “Feb-Dark (Kezei)” month
    (Left) An elderly couple engaged in enhancing wet paddy for better water storage. This work is done in the month of March annually. (Center) Women folk engaged in collecting snails for the Khelunye festivals, observed in the month of November. (Right) People engaged in tilling dry paddy which usually practiced during “Feb-Dark (Kezei)” month. People of Chakhesang observe festivals and works on monthly basis which bears important significance. (Morung photos/ Kuzhovesa Soho)
  • ABCC youth convention from Jan 21
    Kohima, January 14 (MExN): The Angami Baptist Church Council (ABCC) Youth Convention will be held at IG Stadium Complex, Kohima from January 21 to 23 under its theme, “Come, follow me”-Mark 1:17. The convention will be hosted by Kohima Baptist Khriesarüü Krotho.Rev. Keviyiekelie Linyü, Executive Director, ABCC, Denise de Vasconcelos Araujo, President, BWA Youth, Khrienuo Moa, Administrator, G. Rio School, Kohima, Rev.Dr. Rachülie Vihienuo, Pastor UBC and
  • GOC 3 Corps greets on Army Day
    Dimapur, January 14 (MExN): On the occasion of Army Day 2011, Lt Gen NK Singh, AVSM, VSM, GOC 3 Corps has conveyed his greetings and best wishes to all ranks of the Army. Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year, in recognition of Lieutenant General (later Field Marshal) K. M. Cariappa becoming the first Indian Commander-in-Chief in 1949.  GOC 3 Corps, in his message, brought out that the Army has played a major role in the overall growth and development of the region in ad