• All COVID-19 positive cases either mild or asymptomatic: Neiba Kronu
    DH&FW appoints 27 new doctors      Our Correspondent Kohima | June 2 Nagaland’s Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Neiba Kronu today said that all 49 COVID-19 positive persons in Nagaland are receiving medical care at the designated COVID-19 Hospitals. Out 49 positive cases, 33 are asymptomatic and 16 are mild cases, the Minister said adding that “we do not have even moderate cases also.”
  • DAYO delivers essential medicines in Mkg
    Mokokchung, June 2 (MExN): As the Naga society is caught up in the COVID-19 pandemic and the whole nation is in a virtual lockdown, there is a shortage of essential life-saving medicines in Mokokchung district.  As such, the Dimapur Ao Youth Organisation (DAYO) spearheaded a campaign to reach out to those patients in Mokokchung who cannot avail the life-saving medicines on time by ferrying the medicines from Dimapur to Mokokchung.  The DALT had already ferried the essent
  • Community prepares quarantine facilities in Ahthibung
    Ahthibung, June 2 (MExN): In an effort to provide a homely atmosphere to the returnees, the Management of Quarantine Facility Centre (QFC) Ahthibung is leaving no stone unturned. “Community contribution is the main resources which is helping the centre to function. Though faced with bad weather, the community relentlessly worked the last 10 days in order to make all needs of the inmates easily accessible,” QFC Ahthibung Member Secretary, Chungminthang Singson informed
  • DoSE Nagaland launches Online Student Evaluation Portal
    Kohima, June 2 (MExN): The Online Student Evaluation Portal of Department of School Education (DoSE), Nagaland was launched by Menukhol John, Principal Secretary, School Education at his office chamber on June 2.  According to a DIPR report, the programme, among others, was attended by officials from School Education including Special Secretary, Kevileno Angami; Principal Director, Shanavas C; and Director, Wonthungo Tsopoe. Asano Sekhose, Chairman, NBSE and other officers fr
  • Nagaland DH&FW on transfer, BSL lab and Truenat Test
    Morung Express News Kohima | June 2 Clearing an ongoing confusion, the H&FW Minister S Pangnyu Phom today clarified that the lab to be set up in Tuensang is BSL-2 and not 3. “We'll see whether it can be upgraded to BSL-3,” he added addressing a an impromptu press conference along with the officials from the Department of Health and Family Welfare (DH&FW) at the BJP state office, Kohima. On the recent transfer of the Principal Secretary of the Dep
  • Nagaland: CYF expresses concern on govt’s decision
    Dimapur, June 2 (MExN): The Chakhesang Youth Front (CYF) on Tuesday issued a press release stating that the state government’s decision to send all returnees, including those who tested positive and do not require hospitalization, to their respective districts, displayed “insensitive attitude and irresponsibility.”  The CYF “is greatly dismayed and hurt by the insensitive attitude and irresponsibility” of the Chief Minister towards the appeal and
  • Nagaland: No incidents of law and order on Tuesday
    Kohima, June 2 (MExN): Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha in his report on the law and order situation in the state, informed that 5 violations of the lock down have been reported and 8 persons were bound on June 2. However, no incident of law and order has been reported. On essential goods, Sinha said that shops for essential goods including milk and medicines remained opened in all of the districts. There has been no shortage of food grains, groceries, milk and medicine in any
  • Dimapur Task Force issues new guidelines
    Dimapur, June 1 (MExN): The District Task Force (DTF) Dimapur has resolved to curtail market timings and vehicular movement in the interest and safety of the public.  Following a meeting of the Task Force on Monday, it was resolved that market timing would be reduced to 9:00 am to 2:00 pm from the present 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. For the time being, malls, showrooms and restaurants (including take away services) will be completely closed. Further, the Task Force also decided that
  • Nagaland: YAA for ‘behavioral & social shift’ in COVID fight
    Dimapur, June 1 (MExN): The Yimchungrü Akherü Arihako (YAA) on Monday put across various concerns in view of the present situation brought about by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and called for a ‘behavioral and social shift’ in the fight against the invisible enemy. In a press release issued on June 1, the YAA acknowledged the commitment and sacrifices made by front line workers in this turbulent time despite of many difficulties. Along with the front lin
  • Nagaland: Avantika Associates provides relief materials
    DIMAPUR, JUNE 1 (MExN): Avantika Associates Pvt Limited has distributed essential commodities, medical equipments etc in order to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nagaland.  A press release informed that the owner of the enterprise, Abhijeet Sahu has been providing relief materials since May 6 in Dimapur. The enterprise has also distributed rations to about 200 families.  The enterprise had earlier also donated 1000 PPE kits, 25000 masks, and other
  • Nagaland: Aspiring students advised to choose wisely
    DIMAPUR, JUNE 1 (MExN):  With the declaration of the NBSE HSLC/HSSLC exam results, the India North East Tribal Community Welfare Society (INETCWS) has advised both students and parents on one side and the schools/colleges’ management on the other, not to panic but ensure smooth conduct during issue of mark sheets and admission process (offline mode) by adhering strictly to the guidelines of social distancing, use of masks, sanitizers etc.  The concerned authorities
  • Nagaland: CHS temporarily suspends distribution of dry ration kits
    DIMAPUR, JUNE 1 (MExN): The Chümoukedima Hindu Society (CHS) has temporarily suspended its drive to distribute dry ration kits. “As the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an order amending the April 15 revised guidelines on the COVID-19 lockdown and allowed stranded people to be transported to their native places, this has provided maximum relief and comfort to them and therefore, CHS for time being decided to suspend such programme,” the CHS said.  It how
  • Nagaland Gooners extend a helping hand
    DIMAPUR, JUNE 1 (MExN): Members of the official Arsenal Supporters' Club Nagaland got together and contributed 1000 kgs of rice to the International Red Cross Society (ICRC) Nagaland on June 1, who in turn distributed the same to the needy. The club also handed out refreshments to the frontline workers in various parts of Dimapur.  The Arsenal Supporters club, Nagaland edition, was established in 2018 and the current chairman of the group is Orenthung Ovung. “I
  • Nagaland: PTCSU submits memo to Empowered Group
    Kohima, May 30 (MExN): The Phek Town Chakhesang Students’ Union (PTCSU) submitted a memorandum to ACS & Finance Commissioner & Convener, Empowered Group, Nagaland, Kohima on May 30. In the midst of the sensitive COVID-19 pandemic situation, the PTCSU extended its acknowledgement to all the frontline workers, including the nodal Empowered Group for rendering maximum efforts and selfless dedication in order to the contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state. &ldqu
  • Nagaland: Revoke of transfer order, NIDA demands
    Dimapur, May 30 (MExN): The Nagaland in -Service Doctors’ Association (NIDA) on Saturday wrote an open letter to Nagaland Chief Minister expressing strong resentment with regard to the ‘untimely release’ of the Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare (H&FW) and demanded that the transfer order be revoked immediately.  In a press release, NIDA General Secretary Dr John Kemp and President Dr Ritu Thurr expressed shock and dismay about the ‘h
  • Nagaland: 140 apply for assistance from Tamil Nadu govt
    Dimapur, May 30 (MExN): A list of 140 stranded people from Nagaland in 8 districts of Tamil Nadu was submitted to the Northeast Nodal Officer for COVID-19 under the Government of Tamil Nadu, to seek assistance in procuring rations and shelter. According to a press release from Wapangtoshi, Pastor of NCF Chennai and Nagaland Nodal Officer for COVID-19, the list which was submitted to Nodal Officer SF Chiru, included a request for dry food ration supplies to 100 stranded Nagaland pe
  • KUM appeals to accommodate stranded Myanmar Konyak Nagas in Nagaland
    Dimapur, May 30 (MExN): The Konyak Union Myanmar (KUM) on Saturday pointed out that the lack of medical personnel and facilities, vehicular roads and other basic essential services in the region and requested that stranded Myanmar Konyak Nagas be accommodated in quarantine facilities in Nagaland.  In a press release issued on May 30, KUM President and General Secretary stated that the border area is the “darkest place in the world” in terms of development. We have
  • Nagaland: Inside Sao Chang Quarantine Centre
    Morung Express News Dimapur | May 27 After one of the returnees was declared COVID-19 positive on May 27, the entire campus of Sao Chang Government College Quarantine Centre (QC) has been turned into a containment zone. According to the Health Ministry, a containment zone is a specific area where positive cases of corona virus are found. Strict movement restrictions are put in place in such areas. While the Tuensang district administration has assured that every safety proto
  • Nagaland: After Tuensang faux pas, State Govt scrambles to make amends
    Morung Express News Dimapur | May 27 On a day when Nagaland recorded five more COVID-19 cases, taking the State’s tally to 9, the State Government scrambled to make amends as it was learnt that one of the positive cases was sent to Tuensang along with 167 others before the result of his test was received.  Of the five positive results on May 27, who were all Chennai returnees, 4 were from Dimapur while one of the positive cases quarantined in Kohima was sent to hi
  • Nagaland: Returnees to be sent to home districts only after test results
    DIMAPUR, MAY 27 (MExN): The Nagaland Government has decided that returnees initially quarantined at facilities in Dimapur and Kohima will be sent to their respective districts only after conducting the COVID-19 tests on them and after obtaining the results.  This decision was taken during a meeting on May 27 held under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister.  A notice from the Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha further directed the Health and Family Welfare De