NE becoming epicenter for cancer and NCDs

2nd North East Summit kicks off in Gangtok Moa Jamir Gangtok | September 8 The North East Region (NER) is becoming an epicenter for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) especially Cancer requiring urgent policy intervention from every stakeholder.   This was the conclusion of a session titled ‘Chronic Conditions and Non-Communicable Diseases – the rising epidemic in […]

Intangki National Park land exchange under process

Morung Express News Dimapur | September 8 Chief Wildlife Warden for Nagaland State, Satya Prakash Tripathi has informed that the Intangki National Park (INP), Peren is in the process of handing over a plain area of 3310 acres to Beisumpuikam village, which in turn will hand over hilly area of 3328 acres to the INP. […]

The Kafkaesque life of the Luithuis

The Kafkaesque life of the Luithuis

A glimpse into the life of Peingam and Luingam Luithui between their home in India and life in Canada where they were forced to live in exile for 22 years as their citizenship question remained in the air. The Delhi High Court has now restored their access to community and homeland through a judgment passed […]

Making health reporting news-worthy

Morung Express News Gangtok | September 7   Is health reporting still news worthy? “No it isn’t,” said a leading media personality from the North East today. Karma Paljor, the consulting editor of CNN New 18 was speaking at the media sensitisation workshop, organised by Public Health Foundation of India (PFHI) here today at Hotel […]

NE states fall below many health parameters

NE states fall below many health parameters

Participants of the media workshop on ‘Building Effective Communication Pathway for Public Health in the North-East’ held in Gangtok, Sikkim on September 7.   Morung Express News Gangtok | September 7   Concerned that the NE states fall below many health parameters, Director of the Regional Resource Centre, MoHFW for North-East states, Dr. Bamin Tada […]

Roads: the main culprit for poor air quality in Dimapur and Kohima

Roads: the main culprit for poor air quality in Dimapur and Kohima

A collage of photos taken in Dimapur and Kohima depicts the condition of roads in both places. According to Nagaland Pollution Control Board (NPCB), bad roads are major contributing factor for both being listed as polluted cities and violating the prescribed National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) by the Central Pollution Control Board. (Photo Courtesy: […]

Defying assumptions but teaching with passion!

Defying assumptions but teaching with passion!

Akangchila Longchar Dimapur | September 4   The concept that “Kindergarten teachers are always female” is a gender stereotype that a young male teacher at The Maple Tree School, Dimapur has defied. Imnawapang Changkiri has been working as a full-time kindergarten teacher for five years.   This young man has earned the love and admiration […]

IT-exempted Nagas do pay their share of statutory taxes

Imkong Walling Dimapur | September 3   Nagaland as a state of the Union of India enjoys certain Constitutional privileges. The privileges include the state being clubbed in a special group called the ‘Special Category States;’ then there is the ‘Special Status’ and the exemption of the state’s tribal inhabitants from income tax.   The […]

Are the women sleeping?

Are the women sleeping?

Dr. Joyce Zinyu presents a paper at a state level consultation workshop on Naga women’s rights and role in Naga society held in Dimapur on August 29-30. (Morung Photo)   A false polarity is created & discussion bottled when women professing equality are termed ‘anti men’ and blamed for their plight; state level consultation workshop […]