• Nagaland: Only 4 beds vacant in Dimapur COVID-19 hospital
    DIMAPUR, JUNE 10 (MExN): With 84 COVID-19 cases admitted at the 100 bed capacity COVID-19 Hospital in Dimapur, there are now only 4 beds left for COVID-19 patients at the hospital. A report from the DIPR informed that 6 beds in the hospital are reserved for pediatric cases and another 6 are ICU beds. The DIPR also informed that 12 positive cases admitted in the COVID 19 hospital Dimapur have tested negative for the 2nd time and have been shifted to the Tourist Lodge, Dimapur. Meanwhile
  • Nagaland: Returnees allege ‘unfair release’ from quarantine
    Morung Express news  Kohima | June 10  Some returnees have alleged that some fellow returnees have already been 'unfairly released' from institutional quarantine centres. Chennai returnees quarantining at Meriema said that co-passengers in the same compartment had already gone home after their 14 days institutional quarantine while they are still in quarantine.  Narrating the incident, a person claimed to have spoken to a co-passenger over the phone si
  • 8th Nagaland Online Chess Tourney held
    Dimapur, June 6 (MExN): The 8th Nagaland Online Tourney Online Open Chess Tournament was successfully held on June 6 with the participation of 48 players of all ages, categories, and genders. It was organised by Yanpothung Ezung, President, Lotha Youth Hoho under the aegis of Nagaland Chess Association (NCA), a press release from the association informed.  The tournament was played on Lichess platform, an open-source Internet chess server, with Blitz time control games,
  • GSI to hold Sport Virtual Quiz 1.0 for those under quarantine
    Dimapur, June 6 (MExN): The GethemGo Sports International (GSI) today informed that it is initiating Virtual Sports Quiz 1.0 for those who are at different quarantine centres in the state. According to GSI, the quiz will be held on June 8 from 7 PM and is open to all those who are presently under quarantine in Nagaland.  It is an opportunity for young and old to have fun as they participate and also we are sharing a love gift for the best 4 participants, GSI said in a pr
  • Nagaland: Dy CM visits Ganeshnagar quarantine facility
    Dimapur, June 4 (MExN): The Deputy Chief Minister Nagaland, Y Patton, visited the Ganeshnagar quarantine facility on June 4.  Patton inspected the quarantine and isolation wards and reviewed the preparedness of security, medical, electricity, water supply, and sanitation and control room. The Dy CM was impressed with the visible development undertaken by the Police personnel in a record time and graded their performance as “excellent.” He lauded the Police Departm
  • Nagaland: Phek District Task Force on COVID-19 conducts emergency meeting
    Phek, June 4 (MExN): Phek District Task Force held an emergency meeting on COVID-19 with various NGOs and Frontal Organization at DC Conference Hall on June 3. Addressing the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Sachin Jaiswal IAS stated that NGOs and Frontal Organization are part of the team to fight the virus. “Rather than panicking, the frontal organizations should come forward and have joint efforts with the District Task Force to put an end to the present pandemic,” he sa
  • Kohima Forest Division online competition on environment receives massive response
    Kohima, June 4 (MExN): Every year, June 5 is observed as the World Environment Day, with different themes to promote awareness and protection for the environment. The theme for World Environment Day 2020 is ‘Biodiversity.’  Unlike previous years, World Environment Day this year is being observed by maintaining the norms of social distancing. In this regard and basing on the theme, the Kohima Forest Division, under the initiative of Divisional Forest Officer, Rajku
  • Nagaland: Libemo Memorial School requisitioned to facilitate students
    Wokha, June 4 (MExN): Deputy Commissioner, Wokha, Orenthung Lotha has notified that in view of the situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to felicitate the successful students on account of declaration of HSLC & HSSLC examination results, three rooms at Libemo Memorial School (LMS) building is requisitioned for distribution of HSLC & HSSLC mark sheets and collection of admission forms, submission of forms for admission process in respect of class XI (Arts &
  • Nagaland: NLSF calls to built back environment better
    Dimapur, June 4 (MExN): The Nagaland Law Students’ Federation (NLSF), on the occasion of World Environment Day, “repent to state that it has become no more an occasion to celebration but one for concern.”  Lamenting that “what it is like when we have rivers that are polluted by toxic waste, when we have air that is not fit to breath and with which we choke when our environment has taken the brunt of man’s inhumanity to his own surroundings,&rdquo
  • Life under quarantine: An inside view
    Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | June 3  The unprecedented crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone and brought along with it a number of experiences- both good and bad. While it has affected some people harder than the rest, there are also stories which inspire positivity especially in times like these when governments and citizens are struggling to combat the disease. In Nagaland, there have been numerous complaints, negativity and crit
  • Nagaland: 139 arrive by flight in Dimapur
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 3 An Air India flight carrying 121 returnees and an infant landed in Dimapur Airport from Kolkata on June 3. According to officials, among the returnees, 5 persons were Imphal-bound while 42 were for Kohima and the remaining 74 were Dimapur bound passengers. Nagaland Agriculture Production Commissioner Y Kikheto Sema, who is also in-charge of Dimapur for COVID-19 was at the airport, accompanied by Food and Civil Supplies Department Sec
  • Conclude disqualification proceedings within six weeks: HC to NLA Speaker
    Dimapur, June 3 (MExN): The Kohima Bench, Gauhati High Court on June 2 directed the Speaker, Nagaland Legislative Assembly, to conclude the disqualification proceedings against the seven NPF MLAs and pass appropriate orders within 6 weeks. The Court also directed the petitioners as well as the respondents to appear before the Speaker either in person or through their authorized representatives on June 8 to receive further instructions to enable the Speaker to conclude the proceedi
  • Nagaland: Acute shortage of doctors and nurses, says NIDA
    Dimapur, June 3 (MExN): The Nagaland In-Service Doctors' Association (NIDA) on Tuesday sought necessary remedial actions on the part of the state government to address the acute shortage of doctors and nurses which is adversely affecting the delivery of healthcare services in the State and ‘constantly attracting public criticisms.’ In a representation to the Nagaland Chief Minister on June 3, NIDA pointed out that presently, the 11 District Hospitals are running wi
  • Over 20,000 students participate in Nagaland’s first online evaluation
    Morung Express News Kohima | June 3 The online student evaluation portal by the Department of School Education which was launched on June 2 registered a total of 20,126 students participating in the trial test today. The portal was initiated with the focal idea to engage students in continuous process of education during the COVID-19 lockdown period. In today’s trial test four exams were conducted for class VIII, IX, X and XII, with duration of 45 minutes for each test
  • Nagaland Lokayukta office gets Automatic Body Sanitizer Chamber
    Dimapur, June 3 (MExN): Kudatech Skill Centre installed its second unit of Automatic Body Sanitizing Chamber at Nagaland Lokayukta, Kohima on June 1. “The machines are suitable to be installed in any organization ranging from offices to schools and shops as well. These machines ensure that the users have the safety of using them without being touched and hence ensuring a low risk of transmission,” stated Er Kapil Thapa, Principal, Kudatech Skill Centre in a press relea
  • Nagaland: MTLT urges proper maintenance of NH 702D
    Mokokchung, June 3 (MExN): The Mokokchung Town Lanur Telongjem (MTLT) today expressed concern at the pathetic condition of the National Highway 702-D (Mariani-Mokokchung road) which is posing serious threat to truckers especially and also inconveniencing travelers on the road.  A press release from the MTLT stated that the National Highway 702D, is the economic lifeline not only for the people of Mokokchung district but also for the neighboring sister districts of Tuensang an
  • Nagaland: ‘Agricultural activities cannot be compromised because of COVID-19’
    Nagaland APC visits upcoming Organic Air Condition Market   Dimapur, June 4 (MExN): Agri Production Commissioner, also incharge of Dimapur district COVID-19 related activities, Y Kikheto Sema, visited the upcoming Organic Air Condition Market near Agri Expo site Dimapur on June 3. A DIPR report stated that interacting with the Chief Executive Officer of Nagaland State Agricultural Marketing Board, (NSAMB) G Ikuto Zhimomi and officers from Agri and Allied Sectors includi
  • Revoke decision to send positive patients to various districts: NPF
    DIMAPUR, JUNE 3 (MExN): The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has asked the State Government to revoke the Cabinet’s decision to “send positive patients to various districts,” and revise the current Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). This was one of the resolution adopted by the NPF during a meeting at the Leader of the Opposition, TR Zeliang’s residence with NPF officials and MLAs on June 3.  The meeting further noted that the decision of the Sta
  • Nagaland: NPYF demands action against SOP lapses in State
    DIMAPUR, JUNE 3 (MExN): The National People’s Youth Front (NPYF), Nagaland has written to the Nagaland Chief Minister seeking immediate action with regard to lapses in COVID-19 SOP in the State.  It referred to the incident where positive returnees were sent to Tuensang without ascertaining their test results.  The NPYF demanded immediate disciplinary action. It further questioned “how such a lapse in judgment could occur especially since a ‘war ro
  • Nagaland: Kezekevi Thehou Ba justifies filing of PIL
    DIMAPUR, JUNE 3 (MExN): The Kezekevi Thehou Ba today issued a response to a statement made by the Nagaland In-Service Doctors’ Association (NIDA) wherein the latter expressed displeasure at the filing a Public Interest Litigation against department officials by name.  A press release from the organization said that its initial RTI was filed “with the sole intention to protect the interest of the health workers in specific and the general public in general as we fo