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  • Naga Mothers’ Association serving with love and care
    ‘Public must also rise to the occasion and look after our children returnees’   Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | June 2  “We love and care about each one of you. This lunch is lovingly prepared by the mothers. May God protect and keep you all safe.” This was the message clipped to every food pack that the Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA) prepared for an overwhelming number of 1320 people—400 at the Meriema Quarantine Centre and 920
  • Jotsoma GHSS shows the way for govt schools
    Morung Express News Kohima | May 31  Keeping up with its tradition, Government Higher Secondary School, Jotsoma successfully secured a100 percent pass percentage in both HSLC and HSSLC 2020 including a topper in the HSSLC Arts Stream. For Azinu Savi, Principal of the school, the achievement is a collective effort of the school, the students and parents, and community participation at Jotsoma especially the School Management and Development Committee (SMDC). The Pri
  • HSLC Topper to take the road less travelled
    Vishü Rita Krocha  Kohima | May 31 Rarely do you come across a High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) Examination Topper, who resolves to pursue an unconventional career. Tolimi P Jimo of Northfield Khikha, Kohima, who secured 18th rank by scoring 93.67% in the recently declared HSLC results, has set a new benchmark by resolving to study theology in the near future. In a typical situation, she would have been pressured to opt for Science stream in the hope for jo
  • Ganeshnagar not entirely ‘abandoned’
    Entrepreneurs in dilemma as Industrial Centre turn into Quarantine Centre   Morung Express News Dimapur | May 30 Contrary to reports that the Ganeshnagar Industrial Centre (GIC) has been abandoned for several years as ‘no potential Naga entrepreneurs came forward to stay and work there’, it has been found that two Naga entrepreneurs are still running their units at the centre.  The Morung Express on May 30 visited GIC (Quarantine Centre) and found o
  • COVID-19 Nagaland: Dealing with workforce crunch
    Pandemic offers ‘educated unemployed’ opportunity to fill the gap   Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | May 30 As the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the steady departure of migrant workers to their respective states has created a void in the construction sector. In certain cases, the departure of migrant workers, many of whom engage in various menial jobs, has almost halted construction works in the state. Following an advertisement
  • COVID-19 pandemic through the eyes of children in Nagaland
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | May 29 Children have remained indoors for a relatively long time amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. With educational institutions being shut since March 17, the very way they learn has also taken a different turn, and in their own little ways, they are trying to adapt to the “new normal”. There are hues of sadness even as they discover more truths about the pandemic, and watch an uncertain future unfolding before their eyes. In Lakhut
  • Colleges in Nagaland waiver fees amidst COVID-19 pandemic
    Morung Express News  Kohima | May 29 At a time when schools and colleges in the country are seeking pleas from the Supreme Court to waive fees, colleges in Nagaland has moved a step ahead by waiving fees for its first semester admissions. While some colleges are waiving off 50 percent of admission and hostel fees, a few are completely waiving off admission and hostel fees. “The response of the colleges has been overwhelming and very encouraging,” says Vimeyi
  • Nagaland Health Facilities: Longleng sans ICU; No ventilator in Peren
    • 7 Districts with single ventilator only •  ICUs in 9 districts range from 2-5    •  PPE, NE-95 Mask shown to be ‘sufficiently’ in stock    Morung Express News  Dimapur | May 28 With Nagaland reporting 18 posit ive COVID-19 cases as of May 28, the availability of adequate health facilities and workforce becomes crucial for taking care of the patients as well as containing the spread of the infection. 
  • Community engagement helps fight COVID-19 in Dimapur
    WSH and WSBAK set up a quarantine centre to take care of 200 returnees   Morung Express News  Dimapur | May 28 The COVID-19 quarantine centre at Livingstone Foundation International (LFI), Thahekhu/Kevijaü Colony, Dimapur seems to be taking well care of the returnees, thanks to community participation which has lightened the burden of the district administration.   Earlier, on May 20, responding to the appeal made by the Empowered Committee Dimapur, t
  • Living Tree School’s environmental projects take students beyond textbooks
    Morung Express News Kohima | May 26 As extraordinary times and crisis such as today ushers in new normality for most citizens, it is especially a challenge for parents and schools in trying innovative ways to keep children engaged in learning. The Living Tree School in Kohima is one such school guiding its students to learn beyond textbooks and the virtual world, by engaging students and parents in projects with themes based on sustainable environment. "This lockdown ha
  • Community support gives boost to fight against COVID-19 in Nagaland
    Various organizations, churches volunteer to provide meal to returnees in quarantine centers    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | May 25 While considering itself as the mother of all children especially of those in Kohima, Angamimiapfu Mechu Krotho wanted to provide meals sprinkled with mother’s love for those in the quarantine centres. Having taken this decision, they started looking for pigs, knowing that the inmates would definitely like pork. “It
  • Dimapur gets home delivery of beauty services with The DoorStep Parlour
    Morung Express News Dimapur | May 25 The lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has put an indefinite end to our ability to pop into the local salon for a quick beauty fix. With restricted or no access to the beauty parlours or salons, citizens have started feeling the pinch of not having their hair cut or their nails and brows done. At such a time, The DoorStep Parlour (TDS) in Dimapur which began its operations on May 13 offers some respite for customers who requir
  • Teachers pitch in to set up quarantine centre in Mon
    Morung Express News Dimapur | May 24 A group of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers in Mon district have repainted stained walls, cleaned and fixed toilets, repaired broken windows and helped set up a government quarantine centre in Mon town to express solidarity with district authorities in COVID-19 response. Working in collaboration with the Mon District Task Force for COVID-19 and other government agencies, on May 23, around 40 teachers under Nagaland SSA Teachers’
  • Govt Polytechnic Kohima students stitch masks for COVID warriors
    Morung Express News Kohima | May 23 For over a month, Lovi S Chikhe, a sixth Semester student of Fashion Technology Department under Government Polytechnic Kohima has been staying back in her hostel to help stitch masks. The Government Polytechnic Kohima is currently undertaking a full time mission in manufacturing masks and PPE suits, under the initiative of Temjen Imna Along, Minister Higher & Technical Education and Tribal Affairs. Purely a voluntary service, Chikhe a
  • Technology and students with Special Needs
    Global Accessibility Awareness Day in Nagaland    Vishü Rita Krocha  Kohima | May 22 At Bumblebee Inclusive School, Kohima, a little over 30 young students are currently enrolled to start their first journey of education and are being taught through various mediums of learning including technology. As an inclusive primary set up, the school is trying to incorporate learning using audio and visual programming of songs, rhymes, stories, and value education
  • Biological Diversity: ‘Our solutions are in nature’
    Nagaland observes International Day for Biological Diversity 2020   Our Correspondent Kohima | May 22 Nagaland’s Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Law & Justice CM Chang made a fervent appeal to all citizens of the state to conserve nature, forest and wildlife, biodiversity and take significance of biodiversity in planning and implementing development programme. The state of Nagaland is very rich in biodiversity, having variety of flora and fa
  • Dimapur COVID-19 Surveillance Team
    Like surfers for the big waves, frontline workers soldier on    Morung Express News Dimapur | May 21  As Dimapur prepares to receive over 1400 returnees from Chennai on May 22, the District Surveillance Team shouldered with the job of screening and quarantining waited with bated breath of the work ahead.  While the state Health Department in general has come under stinging public criticism, this group of frontline workers from the office of the Chie
  • For the want of fresh vegetables & air
    Homesick North East people in Delhi share their experiences   Ashikho Pfuzhe Dimapur | May 21   As thousands of people from the North East seek to find their way back home from different cities in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there are also thousands who are obligated to stay back due to various reasons, chiefly work. They include frontline health workers, central government employees and those working in organized private sectors. The Morung Expres
  • GPK stitches masks and PPE suits for COVID-19 fighters in Nagaland
    Morung Express News Kohima | May 21  In Nagaland, the fear of a pandemic outbreak and a nationwide lockdown has seen the unpleasant in many, but it has also witnessed the best in some. While some violate lockdown rules and safety measures, there are heroes working daily to keep the community safe.  The Government Polytechnic Kohima (GPK) is one such institution undertaking a full time task in stitching masks and PPE suits. Initiated by Temjen Imna Along, Minister Highe
  • COVID-19: Open borders pose threat for Dimapur
    WSYF appeals for check gates, health personnel   Morung Express News Dimapur | May 21 Even as the state government has undertaken steps to seal the borders, the unmanned open borders in Khaghaboto, Aghunaqa, Kuhuboto and Niuland areas of Dimapur pose huge threat towards containing the spread of COVID-19 in the state particularly Dimapur. Although communities have volunteered to do round the clock vigil in some entry and exit points, the absence of state police check