• Testing and treatment for Hepatitis neglected in Nagaland
    Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | July 28 Concerns that the needs of people who desire to get tested and treated for viral hepatitis are being overlooked as the world battles with the COVID-19 crisis were raised during a webinar commemorating World Hepatitis Day today.  The discourse focused on the theme “The right to health is as fundamental as civil right, it should not be a privilege,” with participants voicing concerns that without any government initiat
  • 7 more locations sealed in Kohima
    Kohima, July 28 (MExN): Seven more locations in Kohima have been demarcated as ‘sealed area’ following the detection of COVID-19 cases among residents of Officers Hill, Lower Lerie, Lower Bayavü, Upper Midlane, Lower Chandmari, Kohima Village (L Khel) and Sechü Zubza. According to the DIPR, Deputy Commissioner Kohima Gregory Thejawelie issued an order demarcating areas in these colonies as ‘sealed area’ in order to contain the spread of the disease/
  • Dimapur CMO for observing guidelines as cases rise sharply
    Dimapur, July 28 (MExN): The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Dimapur, Dr Tiasunep Pongener has appealed to citizens of Dimapur to observe all guidelines and measures implemented by government agencies, municipal and village councils, churches and other authorities, in order to save the state from any major catastrophe.  A press release from the Dimapur CMO said that while there has been mortality especially among older age groups and the increase in number of positive cases is &
  • Dmr private hospitals to seek govt approval for TrueNat machines
    Dimapur, July 28 (MExN): Private hospitals under Dimapur district have been directed to seek approval from the State Government for setting up of TrueNat testing machines in their respective hospitals in adherence to the set procedures and guidelines.  A letter to this effect has been issued by the Dimapur Deputy Commissioner to the President of the Nagaland Private Doctors Association on July 28. Further, the DC also requested the private hospitals to continue running
  • Dimapur DC notifies on sealed areas
    Dimapur, July 28 (MExN):  In order to take effective measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Dimapur Deputy Commissioner Anoop Khinchi has ordered the sealing of three locations in Dimapur with immediate effect. A July 28 order from the DC sealed a residence in Kyong Colony, Dimapur and a rented house (ground floor) at NST Colony, City Tower, Dimapur, until further notice. The other sealed location is the State Bank of India (Evening Branch) at NL Road, Dimapur. The DC c
  • CF without provisions plaguing Nagaland: Therie
    Dimapur, July 28 (MExN): Nagaland Congress President K Therie said the centre giving recognition to “multi-factions with no proper Ceasefire Ground Rules to operate and no provisions for food and water,” has encouraged extortion, kidnapping, assassinations and a host of anti social activities that plague Nagaland today. In a press release on Tuesday, Therie addressed the ‘self declaration’ order of the state government which has become a point of contention a
  • RTI on Police appointment: NTUCT seeks CIC Nagaland’s intervention
    Dimapur, July 28 (MExN):  The Naga Tribal Union Chümoukedima Town (NTUCT) has written to the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), Nagaland, under Section 19 (3) of the Right to Information Act, 2005. It sought the CIC’s intervention in the matter of RTIs filed before the Public Information Officer, Nagaland Police Headquarter. The letter, dated July 25 stated that the Union had filed an RTI on March 3, 2020, before the PIO, PHQ, seeking appointment orders of  t
  • ANGCTA to join nationwide protest against conduct of examinations
    Kohima, July 28 (MExN): The All Nagaland Government College Teachers Association (ANGCTA) on Tuesday informed of its decision to join in the nationwide protest on July 29, calling for immediate withdrawal of the UGC guidelines for conduct of university examinations.  This was informed in press release from the association’s President Lily Angami and General Secretary Dr Kekhrieseno Christina. The ANGCTA, which is an affiliate of the All India Federation of University and
  • ‘Victory to the land’ to release today at 7 pm
    A song titled ‘Victory to the land’ is due for release on Monday, July 27 at 7:00 PM. Written and composed by Along Longkumer, former Editor, The Morung Express, a short prelude was released on Sunday.  The project is a production of The Naga Republic, an independent online journal for art, music and media. The singers featured in the song are Ruth Murry, Samuel Konyak and Alia Milen Longkumer. Atsa Lang Roths is on guitars. Kohdi Jingru has done the video and
  • TaFMA commits to make Nagaland the centre of music and arts
    Morung Express News The Task Force for Music & Arts (TaFMA) Nagaland today completed one year of its formation from the erstwhile tag of Music Task Force (MTF). Born out of long-standing and well- established Music Task Force (MTF), the newly formed Task Force for Music and Arts (TaFMA) has been in action since 2019 with a keen eye on how to promote the artists in Nagaland, whether its choirs, singer-songwriters, filmmakers, painters and more. On the occasion of the 1s
  • Nagaland: DTF Kohima & Dimapur to decide on total lockdown
    Our Correspondent Kohima | July 22 The High Powered Committee (HPC) on COVID-19 today empowered the respective District Task Force (DTF) of Kohima and Dimapur to decide on the appeals made by the civil society organizations for a total lockdown. This was signaled at the meeting of HPC chaired by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio here today. Nagaland government spokesperson on COVID-19 Neiba Kronu, who is also Minister for Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary A
  • State tally rises to 1084, active cases at 598
    Morung Express News Kohima | July 22 Out of 513 samples tested, 57 positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Nagaland on Wednesday.    23 of the new cases were reported in Dimapur while 18 were in Kohima and 7 were reported in Zunheboto. Peren district also reported 5 new cases while Mon and Mokokchung reported 2 cases each.   One case of recovery was also reported from Mokokchung on July 22.   According to updates from the Principal Se
  • Nagaland Govt clarifies on employee declaration form
    Kohima, July 22 (MExN): A day after Naga political groups censured the State Government on the matter of government employees requiring to furnish information regarding their family members and relatives in Naga political organizations, the State Government said the decision to issue an office memorandum was made on the direction of the Governor. A clarification issued through the DIPR “in the interest of maintaining transparency” stated that the Governor, through the Co
  • Nagaland: Questions over fees for COVID-19 testing
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 22 The Dimapur District (COVID-19) Hospital) Superintendent notifying the charging of fee for COVID-19 testing via TrueNat has brought up more questions than answers. The notification, issued on July 21, stated that government servants and other personnel engaged by the government for COVID-19 duty will not be charged but was unclear on what it implies to the general public.  It stated that Rs 1,500 will be charged per test from "i
  • Dimapur West PS sealed amid COVID-19 scare
    Samples sent for confirmatory RT-PCR tests    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 22 As many as four personnel of Dimapur police (DEF), whose samples were screened by TrueNat, returned positive as on July 22.  According to police sources, three personnel of West Police Station tested positive on July 21. The police station was sealed and contact tracing was on.  A health official further informed that the three samples were sent for confirmatory R
  • Nagaland: Patient from Bokajan dies at Nikos Hospital
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 22 The death of a septuagenarian patient, from Bokajan, at the Nikos Hospital & Research Centre in Dimapur has set the alarm bells ringing once again on Wednesday. A 72-year old reportedly died of heart related problems on July 21.  While initial reports said that swab samples collected after his death returned positive for COVID-19 after a TrueNat test, State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Dr Nyanthung Ki
  • Nagaland: NPF wants NLA discussion on Naga issue, COVID-19 and SARFAESI Act
    KOHIMA, JULY 22 (MExN): The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has expressed concern at the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) Speaker’s decision refusing to entertain the issues raised by the NPF Legislature Wing during the recently held BAC meeting. A press release from the NPF press bureau said that the issues raised by the NPF were of urgent matter and of public importance. “It is expected that the Speaker to consider the subject matter and table in the forthcoming Ass
  • Nagaland: Woman found dead in a paid QC in Dimapur
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 22 A 2-month pregnant woman died in a paid quarantine centre in Dimapur on July 22. A reliable source informed The Morung Express that the person had arrived from Guwahati in the early hours of July 22. She was reportedly dropped till Dimapur by her husband, who returned back to Guwahati. The deceased was 2 months pregnant and reported to be unwell when she checked into the paid quarantine centre  in Dimapur's MP Road. The deceas
  • Kohima: 1 arrested in LPG truck driver assault case
    KOHIMA, JULY 22 (MExN): Kohima Police have arrested two persons in connection with two incidents of assault and extortion of LPG truck drivers parked below Belho gas service, Para-medical, NH 29, Kohima. The Kohima Police also suspect that there was a highway robbery gang involved in the aforesaid crimes.  The incidents occurred on July 4 and 9, after which a complaint was lodged by the All Kohima Indane Distributor’s Association on July 11.  With regard to the Ju
  • ‘Road to Somewhere’: Tetseo Sisters releases first Pop Rap
    Tetseo Sisters has released their first Pop Rap trilingual single on YouTube last Friday as part of the No.1 Yaari JamPad project, a digital product of Mcdowells and music aggregator, Hungama Artist Aloud. The song ‘Road to Somewhere’ is a peppy, upbeat song with lyrics in English, Hindi and Chokri Naga rap segments written by Tetseo Sisters and composed by Mhaseve MKT. The song celebrates friendship, travel and finding purpose in life. According to the band, it is