• 26 stranded persons return to Nagaland in special train
    File Photo: A view of Dimapur Railway Station. A group of 26 stranded persons reached the station in an Assam-bound special train from Delhi in the early hours of May 14, officials said. (Morung File Photo)   Kohima, May 14 (PTI): A group of 26 stranded persons returned to Nagaland in an Assam-bound special train from Delhi on Thursday morning, officials said.   This was the first batch of stranded persons to return to Nagaland in a train, they said.
  • Nagaland COVID-19 update: 872 samples test negative
    DIMAPUR, MAY 13 (MExN): 872 suspected samples from Nagaland have tested negative for COVID-19. Principal Secretary for Home, Abhijit Sinha today informed that as of 4:00 pm, May 13, a total of 889 samples have been sent for testing from the State and results of 17 samples are awaited. In addition a total of 11 samples have been tested by Truenat and all are negative. Meanwhile, the daily bulletin from the Department of Health and Family Welfare (Integrated Disease Surveillanc
  • Stranded Naga finds shelter and kindness from Thais
    Stranded in Thailand, Longchar is currently volunteering for 'ForOldy' and engaged in meeting and interacting with elderly Thai people.   Morung Express News Kohima | May 13 27 year old Tongpang Longchar had just completed a program in Bangkok and was set to return home to Nagaland when he heard of the nationwide lockdown in India on March 25. His flight which was scheduled on April 9 was cancelled. A volunteer and Initiator for Initiatives of change (IofC), Longc
  • Forms for one-time assistance available online: State Govt
    KOHIMA, MAY 13 (MExN): The State Government will give a one-time assistance of Rs 10,000 to any stranded person of Nagaland outside the state who has already registered in the Returnees Declaration Form before 12 noon on May 11, and presently staying outside the North Eastern States (Nagaland citizens stranded in Sikkim will be allowed to apply), who voluntarily opts to stay back where he/ she is at present.  Anyone who wants to stay back and avail this one- time assistance m
  • Residents clash with colony authorities over ration distribution
    Morung Express News Dimapur | May 13 East Block, Burma Camp in Dimapur was teeming with residents who gathered to collect ration provided by the government on May 12. However, things became heated as some of them alleged that while the colony authorities were making the residents pose for photographs with the bags of ration, smaller packages were being distributed afterwards. East Block, Burma Camp GB, Rangomhau clarified saying that the photographs with the relief pack
  • First batch of train passengers arrive
    Morung Express News Dimapur | May 13  Around 15 passengers from one of the special passenger trains being arranged by the Government of India were due to de-board at Dimapur in the early hours of May 14.  Nagaland State Government officials informed that the low number of passengers for the first batch is probably due to many people from Nagaland missing out on booking their tickets, given the sudden announcement of the special trains by the Central Government.&nbs
  • 190 people arrive in Dimapur by road
    People who returned to Dimapur by road at the Agri Expo facility on May 13. (Morung Photo)   Morung Express News Dimapur | May 13  A total of 190 people reached Dimapur by road today entering the State through the Newfield and Dillai check gates. The returnees were transported to the Agri Expo facility for processing, after which they were taken to their respective quarantine centres. Asymptomatic persons returning from green and orange zones will undergo 3
  • ‘Questionable lapses’ in Health Department
    Alleging questionable lapses, the Kezekevi Thehou Ba submitted a memorandum to the Nagaland Governor on May 12 seeking immediate intervention, seizure and recalling of all unlabeled sub-standard medical equipment procured for COVID-19.     Kezekevi Thehou Ba seeks Governor’s intervention   Kohima, May 12 (MExN): The Kezekevi Thehou Ba on Tuesday submitted a memorandum addressed to Nagaland Governor RN Ravi, seeking immediate intervention, seizure and recal
  • CVO rules out possibility of anthrax in Longleng
    Representative image: A Mithun grazing somewhere in Nagaland.  On May 7, villagers of Hukphang village under Longleng district reported the death of four mithuns to the veterinary department. The CVO can be ruled out the anthrax as the cause of death and linked it to unknown bovine disease. (Morung File Photo)   Morung Express News Dimapur | May 12 Villagers and citizens of Longleng district can breathe a sigh of relief as the Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) o
  • Centre releases over Rs 6000 crore to 14 states; Rs 326.41 cr for Nagaland
    New Delhi, May 11 (MExN): The Ministry of Finance on May 11 released a total of Rs 6,195.08 crore to 14 states, including Nagaland, providing them additional recourse to address the situation arising out COVID-19 pandemic on May 11.   Out of the total overall total, Nagaland’s share was Rs 32641.66 lakh (or Rs 326.41 crore).    “The government on May 11, 2020 released Rs 6,195.08 crore to 14 states as the second equated monthly installment of the Pos
  • Nagaland COVID-19 update: 848 samples test negative, 27 results awaited
    KOHIMA, May 11 (MExN): A total of 875 samples were sent for COVID-19 testing from Nagaland, out of which 848 have tested negative as of 3:00 pm, May 11.    According to the daily bulletin issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), today altogether results of 27 are awaited.    It also stated that a total of 2256 persons have been screened today throughout the state and a total of 112 persons a
  • Dmp: 746 vehicles penalized on first day of odd-even rule
    The odd-even formula in Dimapur from May 11-17. (Morung Infographic)   Dimapur, May 11 (MExN): On the first day of implementing the odd-even traffic rule in Dimapur, the police penalized 746 vehicles for violation of the rule on May 11.  A press release from the PRO, Dimapur Police, informed that an amount of Rs 1,41,050 was realized from defaulters, which will be credited to the government treasury.   Speaking to the DPRO, Dimapur, the Commissioner of Pol
  • 18,282 register for return to Nagaland
    Stranded citizens from Nagaland waiting to board their buses which would take them to various home districts at DC Court Indoor Stadium on May 7. A total of 18,282 citizens of Nagaland stranded in other parts of the country have registered to return to the state through Government arranged transportation as of 12 noon on May 11. (Morung File Photo: For representative purposes only)     Kohima, May 11 (MExN): A total of 18,282 citizens of Nagaland stranded in other p
  • Nagaland's IMR lowest in India
    The state was second lowest birth and death rate in India   Morung Express News Dimapur | May 11 In what could be considered as an achievement for the state government, Nagaland has recorded the lowest infant mortality rate (IMR) in the country according to the latest Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin.  As per the bulletin released by Registrar General of India, Nagaland recorded 4 deaths per 1000 live births during the reference year -2018. 
  • The return of the wild: Rhesus monkeys reappear in Sukhai CCA
    Representative Image: A Rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta mulatta) female, Satpura National Park, Madhya Pradesh.  Farmers tending their jhum fields in Sukhai village under Zunheboto district reported on May 9 that a group of rhesus monkeys, which have not been sighted in the district in the last two decades, were spotted. (Charles J Sharp / CC BY-SA [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0] via Wikimedia Commons)   Morung Express News Dimapur | May 11 Lo
  • Did not ask schools to resume classes, DoSE clarifies
    Kohima, May 11 (MExN): The Department of School Education today addressed the ‘confusion’ among school authorities regarding matters related to the Tele/Radio Tutoring Programme being conducted by the department. Principal Director for School Education, Shanavas C, issued a clarification on May 11, and reiterated that severe disciplinary action will be initiated against those violating the May 4 Government Order and exposing students to the danger of the pandemic. Stating
  • ENPO, 6 tribal bodies appeal to people planning to return home
    DIMAPUR, MAY 11 (MExN): The Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organisation (ENPO) along with six tribal bodies have appealed to Eastern Nagaland people who are stranded outside the state and planning to return back home to make a choice to stay back wherever they are if not very necessary.   Fortunately Nagaland is a COVID-19 free region, a joint statement from the organizations stated, while adding that “our plans to travel does not only put our health at risk but also risks th
  • Nagaland records lowest Infant Mortality Rate in India
    At 4 deaths per 1000 live births, Nagaland has the lowest infant mortality rate in India. (Image by Public Co from Pixabay)    Morung Express News Dimapur | May 11   At 4 deaths per 1000 live births, Nagaland has the lowest infant mortality rate (IMR), according the Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin released recently by the Registrar General of India.    Madhya Pradesh with an IMR of 48 was highest among the states and
  • Dimapur’s Thakurbari area no longer a 'containment zone’
    Dimapur, May 10 (MexN): The Dimapur district administration has lifted the containment measures enforced in Dimapur’s Thakurbari area and has declared the locality to be “out of containment zone’ from May 11.   Thakurbari is a small neighbourhood within what is known as Marwari Patti.   An order issued by Deputy Commissioner Dimapur Anoop Khinchi on May 10 stated that the area has been declared ‘out of containment zone’ due to the absence of any positive
  • Schools cautioned against violating lockdown orders
    Kohima, May 10 (MExN): All government and private schools in the state have been cautioned that reopening of schools in any manner that is in violation of the lockdown order issued by the Government will invite disciplinary action. According to the order issued by Principal Director for School Education, Shanavas C, it has been reported that few schools in the State have issued notifications regarding resuming of classes in a phased manner which is in violation of the lockdown ord