• Kohima village fish farmers receive aquaculture inputs
    Kohima, July 20 (MExN): Thirty fish farmers of Kohima village under Kohima District received aquaculture inputs such as fish seeds, fish feeds and enclosure nets on July 3. As per a report from the DIPR, the inputs were distributed by the Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources in collaboration with ICAR- Directorate of Cold Water Fisheries Research (ICAR-DCFR), Bhimtal, Uttarakhand under the project ‘Socio Economic Development through Scientific Fish Farming under T
  • Second bridge built under ‘Iconic Project’ in Dimapur
    Bridge connecting Aokong with Lengrijan inaugurated    Dimapur, July 20 (MExN): The long awaited bridge connecting Aokong (Veterinary Colony), Mon Bosti with Lengrijan was inaugurated by MLA Dimapur II AC, Moatoshi Longkumer on July 20.  According to a press release received here, the MLA initiated the construction of two bridges in the constituency under the ‘Iconic Project’ of LADP for the year 2020-21. The first bridge connecting Boro Lingri
  • Nagaland: 40 new COVID-19 cases
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 17 40 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Nagaland on July 16, taking the State’s tally to 956. Nagaland State Health and Family Welfare Minister, Pangnyu Phom informed that out of the 40 fresh cases, 39 were from Dimapur and I was from Peren.  The Minister also informed that 14 COVID-19 patients have recovered in Peren. They will be kept under strict surveillance, he added.  As of July 17, the total recovery was 405 an
  • Nagaland: 5 police personnel test positive
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 17 Five police personnel in Dimapur have tested positive for COVID-19. According to Health Department officials, the five  women police personnel were posted at government quarantine facilities in Dimapur.  It was informed that samples of 57 personnel were collected for precautionary tests after completing their deployment at the quarantine centres. The samples of 5 returned positive today.  The positive cases were admit
  • NPF clarifies Zeliang’s statement
    DIMAPUR, JULY 17 (MExN): The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has expressed surprised over the press release issued by the NDPP on July 16, in which it was stated that the “Leader of the Opposition and former Chief Minister, TR Zeliang has quoted “the truth” and that the Speaker has done fairly.” This was in relation to the disqualification petition against 7 MLAs.   A press release from the NPF said that the Leader of the Opposition had meant that
  • Events industry in Nagaland comes to a standstill amid COVID-19 pandemic
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | July 17 The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown has literally brought the events industry to a standstill. It has been close to four months since marriages, concerts, shows, seminars, church activities, any occasion that calls for a celebration or social gatherings of any kind have not taken place. This also means that the livelihood of those in the events industry has been harshly affected even as event professionals take one day at a time and anticipate f
    Naga musicians making music during lockdown   Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | July 9  Full time musicians who typically earn on the basis of their shows and event performances are among the most affected during the Coronavirus lockdown. The months of February, March and April are the season of college fests and under normal circumstances; these festivals would have brimmed with activity, also generating some source of income for Nagaland’s homegrown musi
  • Nagaland COVID-19 tally at 657
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 8 Nagaland’s tally of COVID-19 cases reached 657 on Wednesday as a total of 13 fresh cases were reported from various districts the state. According to the daily bulletin issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, 9 of the new cases were from Dimapur district while Kohima, Mon, Mokokchung and Tuensang reported 1 case each. However, the state also reported 1 ‘recovered&r
  • KOHIMA: Daklane and Kezieke declared containment zones
    Kohima, July 8 (MExN): Kohima Deputy Commissioner Gregory Thejawelie has issued notifications informing that Daklane colony, Kohima, Municipal Ward No. 7 and Kezieke colony Kohima, Municipal Ward No. 3, have been demarcated as containment zones. The notifications were issued following the detection of a COVID-19 positive persons residing in the two localities, and in order to contain the spread of the disease/infection and for necessary contact tracing. All movement of person
  • Tuensang incident: Pangnyu apologises on behalf of State Govt
    Kohima, July 8 (MExN): Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister (H&FW), S Pangnyu Phom, on behalf of the Government and the Department, today issued an apology to the people of Tuensang and Eastern Nagaland over the “unfortunate incident” of shifting returnees from Kohima to Tuensang.  “I, as a member of the State Cabinet as well as the Minister in charge of the Health & Family Welfare Department tender my apology and express my sincere regrets ov
  • Will not tolerate any form of extortion: AYO
    Kohima, July 8 (MExN): The Angami Youth Organisation (AYO) said that it had taken a ‘strong note’ on the June 23 incident where an alleged extortionist was gunned down in a retaliatory action by the Kohima Police Anti-Extortion Squad, and appealed concerned authorities to ensure that a transparent process is put in place so that public faith on the police is solidified. In a press release, AYO President Kekhrie Pfukha and Joint Secretary Petevito Nakhro stated that the
  • Returnees in LFIQC released after completing necessary procedures
    Dimapur, July 2 (MExN): The Livingstone Foundation International Quarantine Center (LFIQC) which was jointly managed by the Western Sümi Hoho (WSH) and Western Sümi Baptist Akukuhou Küqhakulu (WSBAK), over a period of 31 days, hosted 155 returnees in two groups from five different states. The first group of returnees arrived on May 25 and the second on May 26.    District No. of Returnees Date of Arrival
  • ASHAs enabling access to basic healthcare in Molen village
    Phek, July 2 (MExN): Rebecca Thuer, an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) of Molen village under Meluri Block has been serving the community since 2008 in different health activities through mobilizing and facilitating the community in accessing health related services available. She has been helping people access routine immunization, Ante-Natal Check-up, Post Natal check –up etc provided by the government through Sub-Centres, Primary Health Centres, Angandwadi Centre
  • Amidst lockdown, Nagaland hosts virtual seminar on substance abuse & counselling
    DIMAPUR, JULY 2 (MExN): The ARK Foundation in collaboration with the Nagaland Social Welfare Department conducted a virtual seminar on ‘substance use and addiction counselling’ with the various authorities and staffs of the juvenile homes, observation and special homes of the state. The attendees included Probation Officers, District Child Protection officers, Superintendents, and Counsellors, various homes across the state. The session was addressed by Raitele Ze
  • Nagaland: Yung Aung-led NSCN (K) reacts to Governor’s letter
    Dimapur, July 2 (MExN): While congratulating Nagaland Governor R N Ravi on his ‘short term achievements’, the Yung Aung-led NSCN (K) also said that “he should publicly acknowledge his gratitude to the Nagas for his meteoric rise.” It said that the Governor should respect Naga institutions and customs while in Naga areas. “Comparing Indian gangs to Naga nationalists only shows his ignorance,” a statement from Nikato Pilot Sumi, the outfit&rs
  • Governor’s letter a surrender of responsibility: JD (U) Nagaland
    Wokha, July 2 (MExN): In a delayed response to the letter of the Nagaland Governor R N Ravi to the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on June 16 last, the Janata Dal United (JDU) Nagaland expressed dismay at the statements made by the Governor in the letter. It said that the Governor, who is also the interlocutor of the Naga peace talks, addressing the same groups of Naga Nationalists with whom he has been sharing common platforms for the last several years as “armed gangs”, i
  • Allegiance to ‘Hippocratic Oath’ comes first, say doctors in Nagaland
    On National Doctors’ Day, The Morung Express talked to a few doctors in the interior parts of the state on the challenges and motivations of working in the health sector, especially during this crisis   Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | July 1 During this unprecedented public health emergency, doctors have been manning the frontlines working round the clock under immense pressure. Despite the challenges, fears, negativity, criticism, separa
  • Patton admits ‘internal hiccups’ within BJP party in Nagaland
    Central leaders to resolve issue   Our Correspondent Kohima | July 1 Nagaland’s Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton who is also leader of Nagaland’s BJP Legislature Party today admitted that there are ‘internal hiccups’ within the party. He however assured that it will be resolved at the earliest possible time. On being queried about the on-going tussle in the state BJP party, Patton admitted to receiving a letter from ten district BJP
  • COVID-19: Nagaland tally breaches 500-mark, 182 recoveries
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 1 With 42 new positive cases reported in Nagaland, the total number of persons who have tested positive for the virus in the state touched 501 on Wednesday. Out of the new cases, 31 were reported from Peren, Phek reported 8 while Kohima and Dimapur districts reported 2 and 1 respectively.  The number of active cases in the state has now reached 319. On the other hand, 14 patients ‘recovered’ from the disease on Ju
  • Langpangkong range raises voice against poor quality of work along NH 61
    Mokokchung, July 1 (MExN): People of Langpangkong range under Mokokchung district have alleged poor workmanship at the on-going two lane construction of National Highway-61.  A press release issued by Marsanen Imsong, Convenor of the Road Coordination Committee of Langpangkong Tzukong Mungdang (Langpangkong Range Peoples Conference) stated that the range people have expressed anguish over the poor quality work despite repeated appeals for skilled workmanship as per the detail