• Nagaland: Train from Bengaluru deferred
    Nagas residing  outside city  area stranded     Morung Express News Dimapur | May 27 A Special Shramik Train which was supposed to depart from Bengaluru on May 28 and reach Dimapur on May 31 has been “deferred.” Altogether 1,610 Nagaland citizens were supposed to board the train. This was confirmed to The Morung Express by Dinesh Kumar, IAS, Coordinator for train booking and added that the State Government would decide in due course of
  • Nagaland: Second cycle ‘semi-looper’ attack feared
    Morung Express News Kohima | May 27 Even as the agri and allied agencies are making all efforts to control the ‘semi-looper leaf eating caterpillar’ ravaging the potato fields in Khonoma and other villages, there is fear of a “second cycle of attack in a week or so.” Following the report on pest infestation of potato fields in Khonoma village, the Department of Agriculture has swung into action and identified the caterpillar as ‘semi-looper&rsqu
  • MP Tokheho included in Delimitation Commission
    New Delhi, May 27 (MExN): The Lok Sabha Speaker has appointed Nagaland’s lone Member in  the Lok Sabha, Tokheho Yepthomi as the Associate Members of the Delimitation Commission.  Tokheho was among the members nominated by the Speaker from four NE states Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur as well as the UT of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 5 of the Delimitation Act, 2002. According to a Lok Sabha Bulletin issued on May 26, the Naga People’s Front
  • Heavy rains and strong winds predicted over following week
    KOHIMA, MAY 27 (MExN): The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) has informed that heavy to very heavy rainfall activity is expected in the state over the following week.  Several other weather conditions will be seen during this time along with hefty showers, an advisory from Secretary to the Government of Nagaland, Lhouchalie Viya stated.  Thunderstorm with Lightning accompanied with gusty wind speed between 30-40 kmph is very likely to occur at Wok
  • Nagaland Gov stresses on need for more BSL labs
    KOHIMA, MAY 27 (MExN): Nagaland Governor, RN Ravi today stressed on the need for more BSL laboratories in the State and called for improving the conditions of all district hospitals, which are also COVID-19 hospitals.  A press release from the Raj Bhavan informed that the Governor said this during a meeting on May 27 to review the preparedness of the State Government in the backdrop of some recent Covid-19 positive cases in the State.  The meeting was attended by se
  • Wokha: Forest Dept serves notice to land encroachers
    Morung Express News Kohima | May 27 Following the report of land encroachment on a government acquired forest land under Merapani Forest Range; a team of officials led by the Deputy Commissioner Wokha visited the site to verify the encroached areas on May 24. Speaking to The Morung Express, DC Wokha, Orenthung Patton said that the encroachment area lies between 7th NAP Coy Post Jentong and Serika village touching the foothill road. “Some group of people numbering
  • 6th Nagaland online chess tourney
    Mughato Awomi wins open category, Pulonito Hesso wins U-16 tourney   DIMAPUR, MAY 25 (MExN): Mughaho Awomi won the 6th Nagaland Online Open Chess Tournament which was held on May 24. Salhuto Nyekha came in second while Khoveto Vero placed third. In the under 16 category, Pulonito Hesso was the winner while Pezavilie Kuotsu placed second and Kunvuto Awomi came in third.  Meanwhile, Lemsula Sangtam and Tsesam were the “female prize winners.” 
  • Nagaland: All inbound travelers to undergo screening and tests
    DIMAPUR, MAY 25 (MExN): The Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Department on May 25 issued a memorandum stating that all inbound travelers coming to Nagaland “whether for official purpose or otherwise shall mandatorily undergo screening and get tested on the first day of arrival.” The memo was issued by the Principal Director, Health and Family Welfare, Dr Vizolie Z Soukhrie.
  • Clothes & shoe stores allowed to open in Mon except in Bazaar area
    MON, MAY 19 (MExN): The Deputy Commissioner of Mon today issued an order allowing all clothes and shoe stores in Mon Town except Bazaar Area to remain open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 am.   The order specified that all such stores located on the right hand side of the road starting from Supermarket Junction and Power House Junction up to SBI , Main Branch will remain open on Mondays and Wednesdays.   Meanwhile all such stores on the left hand side of
  • Nagaland: IMFL worth Rs 2.70 lakh destroyed
    Members of Khaghaboto Youth Front (KYF) and Western Sumi Youth Front (WSYF) destroy seized IMFL in Phishikhu village, Dimapur on May 19. (Morung Photo)     Morung Express News Dimapur | May 19   The  Khaghaboto Youth Front (KYF) and the Western Sumi Youth Front (WSYF) destroyed seized IMFL costing around Rs 2.70 lakh approximately at the local market, Phishikhu village, Dimapur on May 19.   The KYF on Tuesday morning intercepted
  • Demand special trains and feeder transport, NPCC to state govt
      Dimapur, May 18 (MExN): The NPCC on Monday urged the state government to arrange special trains from different major cities of India and also to arrange feeder transport to help stranded people reach originating stations for onward journey to Nagaland. In a press release issued on May 18, the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) expressed concern about the plight citizens from Nagaland stranded in different parts of the country. “55 days into lockdown, many worke
  • Nagaland: 4,095 citizens opt to stay back at respective places
    KOHIMA, MAY 18 (MExN): A total of 4,095 citizens of Nagaland presently outside the State, have opted to stay back at their respective places, and filled up the required form, the Principal Secretary Home, Abhijit Sinha informed on May 17.   They filled up the required form on the portal iamstranded.nagaland.gov.in for the one-time assistance for Rs 10,000, said Sinha, during the daily briefing on COVID-19 in Kohima.   The facility for making application closed at
  • Mokokchung welcomes returnees with gift hampers and prayers
    The gift hamper prepared by Research & Communication Committee under Mokokchung District Task Force COVID-19 for stranded students and persons from Mokokchung. (Morung Photo)    Morung Express News Mokokchung | May 18  In a very thoughtful initiative, the Research & Communication Committee under Mokokchung District Task Force COVID-19 prepared a gift hamper for stranded students and persons from Mokokchung currently stranded outside the state as well as
  • JDU Nagaland urges for early completion of medical college
    Dimapur, May 18 (MExN): The Janata Dal United (JDU) Nagaland has urged the state Government to undertake early completion of the ongoing construction of the lone state medical college. The Information and Publicity Wing, JDU (Nagaland) in a press release issued on May 18 expressed regret that when all the states of North East India already have their own medical colleges and testing centres, be it of COVID-19 or any other diseases, Nagaland is yet to have one.  Whil
  • Repair works at Patkai Bridge, Chathe River, Nagaland...
    Repair works being carried out at Patkai Bridge over the Chathe River on May 17. The Morung Express had earlier  pointed out that large portions of the railings on one side of the bridge was damaged at two spots. (Morung Photo)
  • Lockdown measures to continue in Nagaland till further notice
    Kohima, May 17 (MExN): The existing lockdown measures issued on May 4 will continue to operate in Nagaland till the issuance of a fresh guidelines, the State Chief Secretary Temjen Toy said in an order today.     It is hereby ordered that all existing guidelines with regard to the lockdown in all parts of the State issued on May 4 will continue to remain operative till the issuance of fresh guidelines, the order stated.   The third phase of the lockdown
  • Dimapur to Bihar: 2nd batch of autorickshaw drivers embarks on long journey home
    Auto drivers stand in queue at Dillai Gate on Sunday for medical clearance and completing other formalities. (Morung Photo)   Morung Express News Dimapur | May 17 A day after a group comprising of 30 autorickshaw drivers began an arduous journey home from Dimapur to Bihar, another batch of drivers left for their homestate on May 17.    Till 10 am, around 30 persons, some with family, had registered and underwent medical clearance at Dillai Gate, Dimap
  • From Dimapur to Bihar
    Autorickshaw drivers interact with their union president in Dimapur before embarking on their journey.    30 auto drivers embark on 860 km journey home   Morung Express News Dimapur | May 16 Without any earning since March 23, a group of autorickshaw drivers in Dimapur began an arduous journey by autorickshaws to Bihar on May 16. According to the Dimapur District Autorickshaw Drivers’ Union (DDADU), Tito Yepthomi, 30 of its members moved from Dimapur ar
  • Nagaland has no coronavirus, but also lacks health infra to deal with outbreak
    A protective mask, which is widely used as a preventive measure against the coronavirus (COVID-19), is pictured on a table world globe in this illustration taken March 17, 2020. (REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak)   Kohima, May 16 (PTI): Nagaland has no case of coronavirus, but it also does not have adequate health infrastructure to deal with in an outbreak, a cause for concern for officials who believe prayers have kept the state safe from the contagion.   The Northeaster
  • Nagaland CS assures to review criteria for Rs 10,000 assistance: NSF
    Members of the Naga Students' Federation with the State Chief Secretary Temjen Toy on May 14. (Photo Courtesy: Naga Students' Federation-NSF / Facebook)   Kohima, May 14 (MExN): The Nagaland Chief Secretary Temjen Toy has assured that the government will “seriously” consider changing the existing criteria for one-time financial assistance of Rs. 10,000 to those stranded state’s citizens delaying their return, the NSF informed today.   Toy’s assurance came