• WC NNPGs meets Gov, says ‘must stay focused’
    DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 22 (MExN):  The WC, NNPGs led by its Convener N Kitovi Zhimomi met the Nagaland Governor, RN Ravi on February 20 and held discussions on the progress of the Naga political issue.   A press release from the media cell of the WC, NNPGs informed that the Governor, who is also Interlocutor for the Indo-Naga peace talks, “made several clarifications on pressing matters on the Indo-Naga political settlement.”  “Both sides agreed that t
  • Naga conservationist Nuklu Phom shortlisted for Whitley Awards
    Morung Express News Kohima | February 20  Naga conservationist, Nuklu Phom is among the top 15 shortlisted for the prestigious Whitley Awards 2021 for “Establishing a biodiversity peace corridor”. “I am just a shortlist among the 15 out of 106 applicants, but this would mean a lot for our country, for the North East, and especially for the people of Nagaland. This would mean involving many more communities to join in the mission”, Phom said in an exclus
  • ‘Naga’: Storytelling on canvas
    An exhibition of paintings by Meren Imchen Morung Express News Kohima | February 3 What began with a very simple notion of painting an old lady purely out of imagination led Meren Imchen to do a series titled “Naga” that explores and depicts the rich traditions and heritage of different Naga tribes. “Ketsamiapfü” meaning “Elderly Woman” in the Angami language, is the first piece that appears in the series, wherein the artist imagined t
  • Tetseo Sisters debuts new song Paani Lizo in Mumbai
    Kohima, January 27 (MExN): Tetseo Sisters performed a very special LIVE act debuting Paani Lizo (The Water Song) at the Mission Paani Waterthon on January 26 in Mumbai. The song is a trilingual tribute in English, Hindi and Chokri Naga especially written as a tribute to the effort to save, create awareness and challenge every citizen to join the mission for conservation of water, sanitation and hygiene. Mission Paani, an initiative by CNN News18 and Harpic India is a drive to sav
  • New book offers insider account of Naga world
    New Delhi, January 23 (PTI): New book gives readers an insider glimpse of the Naga world through stories based on resilience among people in the face of Indo-Naga conflict, Naga myths and folktales. "The Last Light of Glory Days: Stories from Nagaland", published by Speaking Tiger, is written by Kohima-based teacher and author Avinuo Kire. It will hit the stands this month. The ten short stories, written in two parts - 'The Disturbance' and 'New Tales from a
  • A vision of unity
    Images of Kutsapomi pulling up a truck bare-handed have  prompted many to introspect the Naga ‘spirit of unity’  Veroli Zhimo Dimapur | January 15 It has been almost a week since the people of Kutsapo village in Phek district displayed a remarkable show of community participation and pulled up a truck that had rolled off the road— bare-handed and with nothing else but ropes and sheer collective strength. The truck had fallen off the road after failin
  • Niki Sumi-led NSCN-K announces ceasefire, returns to peace talks
    New Delhi, December 23 (PTI): Naga insurgent group National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang, led by Niki Sumi, on Wednesday announced a ceasefire and said that it has contacted the central government for initiating peace dialogue. The NSCN-K had signed a ceasefire with the Centre in 2001 but unilaterally abrogated it in 2015 when the then 'chairman' of the group, S S Khaplang, was alive. Sumi is the prime accused in the killing of 18 Indian Army soldiers in Manipur
  • WC, NNPGs extends Christmas greetings
    Dimapur, December 20 (MExN): The Working Committee, Naga National Political Groups (WC, NNPGs) has conveyed festive greetings to the Naga people.  “Let this festive season remind each one us of who we are in the eyes of God and man,” stated WC, NNPGs Convenor N Kitovi Zhimomi in a message issued on Sunday. “God did not choose the powerful and the mighty to fulfil His greatest promise on Humanity. A lowly province in Israel called Judea, a sleepy town called
  • ‘Living in the Present: Nagas in the 21st century’
    Naga Scholars’ Association to host international webinar  Dimapur, November 24 (MExN): “What constitutes a shared Naga identity today? How do we define Naga cultural values? And how do we negotiate from among the rich diversity of traditions, values we cherish and consider worthy of inculcating in the present and carrying forward into the future? Further, in an age and a world coming apart from the strains of extreme inequalities and environmental crisis, are there
  • NPGs and GoI should be the only signatories of accord, says TNR
    Dimapur, October 14 (MExN):  The Naga Rising (TNR) group on Wednesday said the signatories to a peace accord, if and when it happens, must be the Naga Political Groups (NPGs) and representative/s of the Government of India. “The state government, tribal Hohos, church or other stakeholders have never been part of the negotiations and therefore, they cannot be made to sign or be held accountable,’ the group said in a statement on October 14. If required, they may b
  • Nagaland Catholic community stands for Just Peace
    Kohima, October 14 (MExN): The Catholic Association of Nagaland has appealed to the Government of India to sincerely translate its recognition of the ‘Naga Nation’ and so that ‘Just Peace’ is brought about between the two entities of India and the Naga Nation. In a press release on Wednesday, CAN Secretary General Thomas Magh stated that the Catholic community of Nagaland is “disturbed and pained to be experiencing oppressive, suppressive, discriminatin
  • GNF appeals all Naga political negotiators
    Dimapur, October 5 (MExN): The Global Naga Forum (GNF) on Monday appealed to all Naga political negotiators to uphold the “non-negotiable political” rights of the Nagas for an honourable political solution.  In a letter addressed to the Chairman of NSCN (IM) and Convenor of Working Committee, Naga National Political Groups (WC, NNPGs), the GNF acknowledged the sacrifices made by various Naga political groups (NPGs) and urged them to “acknowledge that countless
  • Book on ‘American influence in Christianity: Bethlehem to Nagaland’ released
    Our Correspondent Kohima | October 2 A book titled ‘American influence in Christianity: Bethlehem to Nagaland’ written by Zapuvisie Lhousa was released today at APO Hall by Neichute Doulo, CEO Entrepreneurs Associates. Speaking on the occasion, Doulo was optimistic that the book will not only be beneficial for scholars but for everybody to learn about the ‘pride and honor of Naga history’. Author Zapuvisie Lhousa said the book attempts to share how Nag
  • UNTABA appeals govt to ‘uphold history of Naga people’
    Dimapur, September 27 (MExN):  The United Naga Tribes Association on Border Areas (UNTABA) has termed the recent Chief Secretary level discussion on Nagaland-Assam Border Issue on September 25 as “lip service on the core issue,” stating that “It is very unfortunate for Nagas when its own Government completely shifts its responsibility and makes a mockery of its avowed duties during this critical juncture.” In a press release dated September 26, the Assoc
  • ‘To Freedom: A Human Story’
    NPMHR 18th Morung Dialogue held   Dimapur, September 21 (MExN): The Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR), Delhi organised the 18th Morung Dialogue on September 19, on the topic 'To Freedom: A human story', where VS Atem, Gen (Retd), former Longvibu, of the Naga Army and now Member, Collective Leadership, NSCN/GPRN narrated his story of serving in the Naga movement, leading up to his views on the current negotiations. The chair, Prof Paul Pimomo, Washington
  • ‘A gist of what was agreed in principle’
    'Status paper' on Agreed Position emerges Morung Express News Dimapur | September 16 A four-page document, reported to be a copy of the ‘status paper’ on the ‘Agreed Position’ signed between the Working Committee, Naga National Political Groups (WC, NNPGs) and the Government of India (GoI) in November 2017, surfaced on Facebook days after the former declared that “the defining hour is approaching for announcing an honourable and acceptable s
  • ‘Nagaland can become hotspot for organic mushrooms’
    Young Naga scientist shares expertise to turn the State into ‘the market’ for exotic mushrooms Akangjungla Dimapur | September 12 As a young Naga scientist to first cultivate and produce exotic Shiitake in Nagaland in October 2019, Dr Sosang Longkumer has two specific aims - to increase the number of mushroomprenurs in the future and make Nagaland the market for exotic and organic mushrooms. Dr Sosang, who also actively engaged in training farmers and entrepreneur
  • NIPA writes to Prime Minister on Naga issue
    DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 10 (MExN): The Naga Indigenous Peoples Alliance (NIPA) has submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi calling for “recognition of undivided Naga territory and grant of self-governing associate statehood to the Nagas.” The memorandum appended by NIPA C0 Convenor, P Vanmi and Convenor, YL Ramgui said that it is “the most opportune time for the Prime Minister to fulfill the assurance made to the Nagas for a new era of freedom, mutua
  • Toward a Just-Peace: Respecting Naga Rights and Dignity
     Paul Pimomo* (To save time, I will focus my remarks on the three keywords of the topic I was asked to speak on about the Naga people’s relationship with India: Just-Peace, Rights, and Dignity. But I want to preface my remarks with a headliner on the political hurricane that has been sweeping through our lands regarding the Interlocutor of the Talks between NSCN (IM) and the Government of India). Current Event Headliner: The one basic historical fact about the Indo-Nag
  • Historical Perspectives of Naga Political Struggle
    Dr. Visier Sanyii* Before the British came and defeated the western Naga tribes and made them a part of their Empire in India in the early part of the 19th century, we were never a part of any other nation or power. Records show Nagas had resisted their invasion for over 50 years.  It was on this day 74 years ago on August 14, the Nagas reclaimed their sovereignty, reaffirming what they had told the Simon Commission 18 years earlier in 1929.  India declared independence