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Nagaland: Most financially needy State in Indian Union

•    In 2015-16, Nagaland received highest, 92.5%, financial support •    Could spend only 7.5% of total expenditure from own pocket •    Delhi highest revenue earner, spent only 7.2% money from centre   Morung Express News Dimapur | April 10  …

Lacking decent healthcare, Mimi villagers rue lost lives

Lacking decent healthcare, Mimi villagers rue lost lives

Lipichem Kiphire | April 10   Many lives have been lost in Mimi and surrounding villages of Kiphire district due to lack of good healthcare facilities, village elders have maintained.   Like majority of the rural areas in Nagaland, people…

Power Rangers REVIEW

Power Rangers REVIEW

It’s a mighty morphin’ good time   The Skid Reviewer   Whenever the film industry tries to reboot a beloved, pre-existing property, it always feels reconstructed in a way to be more accessible for all kinds of audiences, and less…

ATMs dry as cash crunch hits banks in Nagaland

Morung Express News Dimapur | April 8   With ATMS running dry for the last few days, cash crunch is bothering Nagaland again with public facing a lot of inconveniences.   The automatic teller machines (ATMs) in most of the…

Nagaland Elections: Can a vicious cycle be transformed?

Nagaland Elections: Can a vicious cycle be transformed?

Morung Express News Dimapur | April 8   The call for free and fair elections in Nagaland has morphed into a case of ‘who will bell the cat?’ Talk, declaration and pledges exist but have not yet evolved into decisive…

Chessore village in panic as three children die of undiagnosed disease

Chessore village in panic as three children die of undiagnosed disease

No doctor at PHC since last two years   Morung Express News Tuensang | April 8   An undiagnosed disease has killed three children in a matter of a week at Chessore, a remote village under Tuensang district, prompting villagers…

Nagaland: Regional disparities in healthcare

Nagaland: Regional disparities in healthcare

Government critical to healthcare but underperforming   Moa Jamir Dimapur | April 6   The overall status of maternity care and child immunization in Nagaland State is abysmally low, not even reaching half of India’s average on most indicators.  …

Nagaland: Terminal state of affair in cancer treatment

Nagaland: Terminal state of affair in cancer treatment

•    At least 600 new cases of cancer detected every year •    Highest incidence of nasopharyngeal cancer in India •    And not even one radiotherapy unit to treat patients   Imti Longchar Kohima | April 4   An unspoken terminal…

In conversation with a young Cinematographer

In conversation with a young Cinematographer

The filmmaking and viewing frontier is slowly but steadily making progress in Nagaland. Big kudos should be given to the young up-and-coming cast of actors, directors, and production houses!   In just a few years, there’s a young man who…

Nagaland cuts infant mortality rates; most children lack immunization

Nagaland cuts infant mortality rates; most children lack immunization

• IMR reduced from 38% in 2005-06 to 29% in 2015-16 • 2.4% mothers received full antenatal care • 29.9% mothers received JSY assistance • 35.7% children aged 12-23 months were fully immunized   Moa Jamir Dimapur | April 3…

Nagaland State Lotteries: Huge profits, miniscule revenue

Nagaland State Lotteries: Huge profits, miniscule revenue

• CAG points to irregularities in running of Nagaland State lotteries • Says state lost revenue while distributors got ‘undue financial benefit’ • Terms monitoring and internal control system ‘inadequate’ • Asks Nagaland govt to clearly define purpose of conducting…

IMMUNIZING YOUR CHILD. WHY ITS’S IMPORTANT?

IMMUNIZING YOUR CHILD. WHY ITS’S IMPORTANT?

Dr Tenukala Aier Consultant, Paediatrics Department (Child Health), CIHSR, 4th Mile Dimapur   As a parent, you want to give your child a healthy start in life. Getting your child vaccinated is one of every parent’s first big parental decisions.…