• Community transmission may become a reality in Peren: TR Zeliang to CM
    Dimapur, July 1 (MExN): Leader of Opposition, TR Zeliang on Wednesday wrote to Chief Minister of Nagaland, drawing attention to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Peren district and requested the government to initiate immediate action. In the letter, the opposition leader said Peren district has become among the worst hit districts in the State, and expressed fear that unless immediate necessary measures are adopted to contain the spread of the virus, community transmissi
  • Kohima Police arrest one in hit-and-run case
    Morung Express News Kohima | July 1 An 18-year-old girl was seriously injured when she was hit by a speeding car on June 30 at Peraciezie, High School Junction area, Kohima. The incident happened around 3:30 pm. According to the Police, the driver, Viketoulie (32) from Phekerkriema village, was under the influence of alcohol and had also hit other vehicles and fled the scene. He attempted to escape after abandoning his vehicle. According to sources, the accused had earl
  • Five from Nagaland clear Level-1 cricket coach course
    Dimapur, July 1 (MExN): Five cricket coaches from Nagaland have passed the Level-1 Cricket Coach Course conducted by the Bangalore based National Cricket Academy under the aegis of The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Kechesin Keppen  from Kohima secured 83%, D John Belho from Zubza secured 78%, Talikaba from Mokokchung secured 71% while Limatenzuk Amer from Wokha and Keneizetso Medom from Dimapur got  63% and 58% respectively. Kechesin Keppen, D John B
  • Nagaland COVID-19: 103 recoveries, active cases at 76
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 16 Nagaland’s total number of recovered cases continued to surpass the number of active cases on Tuesday as 11 more samples tested negative for COVID-19 during their second test. The tally of recovered cases rose to 103 denoting a recovery rate of 57.54%. Meanwhile, two more samples tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland taking the total number of cases to 179. The number of active COVID-19 cases now stands at 76.  Health
  • Expedite Naga political solution, 11 Naga tribal bodies to PM
    Dimapur, June 16 (MExN): 11 Tribal Hohos in Nagaland have written to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on June 16, apprising the government for peaceful and early solution to the prolonged Indo-Naga political issue before the implementation of delimitation in the state. 14 tribes of Nagaland had a meeting on June 12 at APO Hall Kohima and deliberated on the subject after which 11 tribes namely- Sumi Hoho, United Sangtam Likhum Pümji (USLP), Yimchungrü Tribal Cou
  • Delimitation 2021 must take place: Peren CSOs
    Dimapur, June 16 (MExN): The civil societies in Peren held a meeting on June 14 at Jalukie, in which they resolved to take a strong stand in support of delimitation. This was stated in a June 16 press release by the Zeliangrong Baudi and all its units- Zeme Council (N), Liangmai Council (N) Rongmei Council Peren, Zeliangrong Mipui Organization (N), Zeliangrong Students Union (N), GB Association Peren and Rongmei Mother Association (N) with Kuki Inpi (N) and its units- Kuki Student
  • ‘Last’ special train brings 580 citizens to Nagaland
    Dimapur, June 16 (MExN): A Shramik special train arranged by the Government of Nagaland for carrying 580 stranded Nagaland citizens from Delhi reached Dimapur on June 16.  According to officials, it was the last special train arranged by the government of Nagaland for stranded citizens from the state. The train arrived with 580 passengers out of which 211 were from Dimapur, 28 from Mon, 41 from Tuensang, 5 from Longleng, 18 from Kiphire, 53 from Phek, 24 from Zunheboto,
  • JIC submits report, ENPO to meet CM today
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 16 The Judicial Inquiry Committee (JIC) instituted to probe the Tuensang fiasco by the Nagaland state government has submitted its report. Sources told The Morung Express that the JIC submitted the report to the Chief Secretary on June 16. There was however no information from the government officially confirming the development with calls and messages to the CS going unanswered.  A three-member JIC headed by retired District &
  • NPCC faults CM for state's financial position
    Dimapur, June 16 (MExN): The NPCC on Tuesday criticized  Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio for talking about the state financial crisis and a bleak future, instead of instilling confidence among the people caught in the nightmare of COVID-19 pandemic. “This is unbecoming for a four term Chief Minister who is unable to inspire confidence despite all the power and resources at his disposal,” the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) stated reacting to the press confer
  • Revoke ‘unethical’ regularization of posts: NJDA
    Dimapur, June 15 (MExN): The Nagaland Junior Doctors Association (NJDA) today demanded immediate revocation of the “unethical” regularization of 27 MO posts and re-advertise it for open and fair recruitment. In a press release on June 15, NJDA also demanded the Government to withhold the 36 MO posts advertised on contingency basis till a consensus is arrived, while demanding for immediate creation of not less than 100 GDMO posts within the current financial year to ove
  • NHM Issue: Put cabinet decision on hold, says NPF
    Kohima, June 15 (MExN): The Naga People’s Front (NPF) on Monday expressed concern over the imbroglio in the Department of Health and Family Welfare following the State Government’s decision to regularize the contractual and contingency medical officers under the department and demanded that the decision be put on hold. “The very decision of commissioning public servants without following the laid down procedures is a blatant and atrocious disregard for the law go
  • NPF Legislature Party for ‘amicable settlement’
    Dimapur, June 15 (MExN): The NPF Legislature Party today addressed the ‘impasse’ between the State Government and the National Health Mission Employees Association, Nagaland (NEAN) stating that “amicable settlement to the imbroglio is a prerequisite in tackling COVID-19 in the State.” In a press communiqué on June 15, NPF Legislature Party said that the State cabinet’s decision was “haphazard and unsystematic” and pointed out that &
  • IDANSB seeks creation of post for dental surgeons
    Dimapur, June 15 (MExN): Indian Dental Association Nagaland State Branch (IDANSB) today wrote to the Commissioner & Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare (H&FW), seeking creation of posts for dental surgeons. In a press release on June 15, the IDANSB stated that dental surgeons “have been rendering their services with all sincerity like any other doctors in frontline in fighting COVID-19 Pandemic,” engaging in surveillance, rapid task force, scre
  • Nagaland CM highlights State’s Financial Health
    Our Correspondent Kohima | June 15 Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today said that to COVID-19 lockdown has a negative impact State’s financial health. Addressing a press conference in Kohima on June 15, Rio highlighted the following regarding the State’s finance:    Revenue gap grant:  Rio said that the main receipts of the state are the Revenue Deficit Grant and the Share of Central Taxes and Duties. “We receive the Revenue Deficit G
  • Quarantine officials files FIR
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 15 Government officials stationed at the Quarantine Centre in Hollotoli School, Dimapur filed a police complaint against an unnamed person, who allegedly accused officials at the quarantine centre of assaulting inmates.   According to the Dimapur police, it has taken cognizance of the complaint filed by six persons in connection to a social media post alleging quarantine officials of highhandedness. It added that preliminary inquiry wa
  • International footballer Roko Angami undertakes farming
    Chizokho Vero Kohima | June 10 Amidst the COVID-19 lockdown, international footballer and coach Roko Angami has picked up farming activities in his native village Zhadima under Kohima district. “During this lockdown period, I have learnt more aspects of agricultural plantations,” said Roko, who is also president of Nagaland Football Coaches Association. Born and brought up from a farmer’s family, Roko started his farm 8 years ago at Zhadima. Recently,
  • June 3 incident: ZSUN holds symbolic peaceful protest rally
    Demands prompt action against erring officials within 7 days      Morung Express News Jalukie | June 10 “Not once but even after been twice bitten, the state government is still shying away from its responsibilities.” That is what the public of Peren conveyed at a symbolic rally held at Jalukie town under the aegis of the Zeliangrong Students’ Union Nagaland (ZSUN) on June 10. The ZSUN had called for a peaceful protest rally to b
  • Nagaland records 22 recoveries; all other cases asymptomatic
    Dimapur, June 10 (MExN): A positive case was recorded in Nagaland today and the total tally of COVID-19 infections now stands at 128, with 106 designated as active cases.  However, there was encouraging news on the other hand with the state recording highest number of recoveries on Wednesday. According to an official update, the state recorded a total of 12 recoveries in the last 24 hours upto 3:00 pm of June 10.  Of the 12 recoveries, 4 were from Tuensang, 4 a
  • 25 returnees ‘redeployed’ to Ganeshnagar QC on June 10
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 10 Around 25 returnees were reportedly being shifted to Ganeshnagar Quarantine Centre (QC) on June 10. Reports received around 9:30pm on Wednesday said that the returnees were being taken to Ganeshnagar QC from one of the quarantine centres in Dimapur. This is the first re-deployment following  the government’s announcement on June 6 that intentional violators of the norms at quarantine centres will be sent to the ‘Pol
  • Returnees protest against ‘half-cooked rice’; issue resolved, maintains official
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 10 Returnees in one of the quarantine centres in Chümoukedima staged an agitation against the alleged “half-cooked rice” provided to them. The agitation took place on June 9 but the video of the same went viral the next day. In the video, returnees were filmed shouting from the terrace of the building where they are currently being quarantined. According to the returnees, they were provided half-cooked rice for two con