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  • Divine intervention in time of crisis through fasting and prayer
    Rev. Zotuo Kiewhuo Senior Pastor, Koinonia Baptist Church  and Principal, Kohima Bible College    In moment like this where Nagaland has also been affected with the Corona pandemic crisis, let us fix our eyes on Jesus and his infallible words which assures us with endless hopes. As the scripture says, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty”, simply means whoever prays to God will be protected f
  • Juxtaposing ‘prophets of doom’ and ‘false prophets’ 
    Dr John Mohan Razu   Prophet comes from a root Greek word for “spokesman”/”spokeswoman” -- for someone such as God or spokesperson of government or king or queen or head of state or political party or whoever she/he represents. However, all those said earlier would either fall within the rubric of “prophets of doom” or within the category of “false prophets”. In the history of nations and world history we come across prophets of va
  • Necessity of keeping detail records  
    AM Toshi Jamir Dimapur   The present  crisis (COVID-19)being faced by the Nagaland State also has made us to realise the necessity of henceforth keeping detail records  of human population living around the globe. Such statistical data will help  not only during crisis management but also help in planning process, forecasting, estimation, readily knowing the whereabouts of indigenous Nagas in India(state-wise) and abroad (country-wise).    P
  • Literature of plagues at different times: A welcome escape
    Nikay Besa Konyak Research Scholar  “Ring-a-ring o’ roses,  A pocket full of poises,  A-tishoo! A-tishoo! We all fall down.”   A nursery rhyme and a play ground singing for children and what appears to be cute and fun filled that if we dig a little deeper, it will reveal shockingly the sinister backstories.  The 1665 Great plague of London: the “rosie” being the noisome rash that developed on the skin of bubonic pl
  • NGOs and COVID-19
    Dr Somrita Ganchoudhuri, PhD, NUS COVID-19, a novel disease, that came into existence in December, 2019, and became a household topic of discussion by January has pushed us into an uncharted territory. Around the globe, scientists, political leaders, policy makers, and common people are trying to grapple with the intrusion of COVID-19 in our lives. Today, this disease has blanketed most of the world. Majority of the countries has been under lockdown forone month or more and n
  • Fifty in Top 20
    Manü Chiero  Porba, Phek   Revision required in the ranking system: An appeal to COE, NBSE   The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) recently announced the results for the HSLC and HSSLC examination, 2020 and along with it, released the toppers’ list. The board have, for the past years adopted the Dense Ranking System (DRS) or the 1223 System in ranking its toppers. However, the problem with this system is that, the list can become quite exh
  • Trust
    Tochi Hanso Chang Tuensang Trust is one of the most essential characteristics without which there won’t be any prosperity in life. Live your life in such a way that people will not hesitate to trust in you and to do that it’s not a work of a day or two or once or twice. You need to take care of every little thing that crosses your path especially when it comes to trust.Trust is indeed a mental challenge and in order to overcome it you need to have constant practice
  • COVID-19: Immune boosting and care through Ayurveda
    Dr Imlikumba BAMS, MD (Ayu)* With the Lockdown 4 coming to an end and most of the restrictions being lifted we have to make our mind that we have to live with COVID 19 together till a vaccine is developed.Day by day the number of cases of COVID19 infection in India isincreasing. With the Spread over more than 28 states, isolation and social distancing is the general measures taken up by the public promoted by the government in the form of lock down. Among the confirmed cases 60-65
  • The Poltroons of Naga Society
    X Chophika Sumi  Dimapur   There are countless of them. Their physical features resembles that of a human but their traits are nowhere near to that of a civilised being. They are worst than the leeches. For a leech stop sucking the blood of its prey once it is satiated. But these people will not stop till life is sucked out of its prey. They do not have an opinion of their own. The only job of these jabronis is to defend the actions of their masters. They do so becau
  • The Anguish Prayer of the Naga
    Thepfulhouvi Solo   Oh God! Our father in heaven: Our hearts are crying in anguish, Speechless with sorrow; Evils have befallen our land. We cried for peace we did not know; There is no solace anywhere; Peace came to us in our land! Yet our peace refused the peace;     And shredded the peace into pieces: False life of hypocrisy; Goodness for-show fools us; And false leaders fooled us. We have bankrupted our candour; Reality and honesty have escape
  • Eastern Nagas Returnees are not Immigrants
    We appeal the Nagas in general and particularly Neiphiu Rio, Chief Minister of Nagaland and Pangnyu Phom, Minister of Health & Family Welfare, should know every day and night that Nagaland would have never attained Statehood without the support of the Eastern Nagas in 1963. Moreover, it is to comprehensively know that Eastern Nagaland is one side of a coin without which Nagaland and the Chief Minister led State would never exist. The recent deportation of Tuensang people from Kohim
  • Danger lurking likely for COVID-19 community transmissions in Nagaland
    Amento S Chishi Zunheboto With Pendulum of COVID-19 positive cases surging  day by day  in our State and with the announcement of Lockdown 5.0 SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) & guidelines with lots of relaxations, It is very concerning  and alarming for Poor State like Nagaland to cope with the magnitude of possible community Transmissions. But though not undermining the possibilities, soothing and positive news is that since the entire populace of our Sta
  • COVID Crime against Tuensang District
    B.R Chang Tuensang Town   The Government of the day has poured in crores of rupees in order to set up Quarantine Centers in Kohima and Dimapur. Kohima has Meriema Quarantine Center, K-Badze Quarantine Center, ATI Quarantine Center and Ayush hospital Chedema and NHAK as COVID hospital with refurbished facilities by crores of rupees (more than 11 Crores) in order to accommodate the 8 districts of Nagaland. The BSL-3 testing lab is also set up in Kohima.    At
  • Need for COVID War-Room 2.0 and SPV in eastern Nagaland
    Against the backdrop of what is clearly a blunder in the decision to send-off the Chennai returnees to Tuensang without first ascertaining the results of the Covid-19 tests and putting at risk many more people of contracting the pandemic, the Nagaland government has now constituted a 3-member Judicial Inquiry Committee (JIC). According to a notification from the Home Department, the JIC would probe and report within 15-days, on the ‘deliberate violation’ of standard operati
  • Failure
    Kahuto Chishi Sumi Dimapur The declaration of the Matriculate and Higher Secondary results has left some of us despondent. To the parents of our children who’ve failed, I request you not make the failure of our children in one exam, the standard by which you judge them. Understand and help them to understand that life is a mixture of successes and failures. Degrees are just a testament of a person’s literacy. They do not determine a person’s intelligence, char
  • To whom it may concern
    Khopeno Khuvung Department of Biology, University of Fribourg COVID-19 team of Nagaland, can you please urgently make a local video or notice as per the WHO guidelines on “How to take care of a COVID positive patient at Home”? I know that it all seems quite early to prepare for such steps and maintaining social distancing is still a luxury for most of our population. But we all agree that an early spread of awareness can help us prepare for the worst.  I a
  • An appeal to fellow Nagas
    Petesetuo Bayavu Hill, Kohima This COVID-19 crisis is bringing out the 'true colors' of the Naga society. We can go on and on about the incompetence, corruption of the government, which is crystal clear. Nagaland as bluntly put, is for people with money and power. My appeal is for the common men; let us not divide ourselves at this point in time whether it be along tribal lines. An entire district (tribe) has nothing to do with the illogical decisions tak
  • Focus should be on quarantine centers, fresh returnees
    Oken Jeet Sandham While announcing lockdown 4, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Rs. 20 lakh crore stimuli package to tackle the impact of coronavirus and weeks of lockdown. In fact, after this announcement, thousands of people living in various parts of India decided to return home. Lakhs of migrant workers started moving out of their working places to reach their homes on foot. Seeing them walking in highways and rail tracks to reach their homes is the most painful chap
  • World No Tobacco Day 2020
    For decades, the tobacco industry has deliberately employed strategic, aggressive   campaign to attract youth to tobacco and nicotine products.  The industry has been carrying out in-depth research and calculated approaches designed to attract a new generation of tobacco users, from product design to marketing campaigns aimed at replacing the millions of people who die each year from tobacco-attributable diseases with new consumers – youth. For 2020 the WHO has chosen &
  • Towards adequate and equitable distribution of health facilities in Nagaland
    Dr Walunir The current COVID-19 pandemic has put a reality check on the inadequacy and inequitable distribution of Health facilities in the state of Nagaland. The present Government has the right to blame the earlier successive governments since statehood for this particular issue. However, development of Health services and infrastructure even in the last few years has followed the same trajectory. This is further proved with the unfair prioritization and distribution of health f