Nagaland: Mini Hornbill Festival to kickoff from Mokokchung in Aug

Nagaland: Mini Hornbill Festival to kickoff from Mokokchung in Aug

Mokokchung DPDB Chairman and Adviser, Imnatiba addressing the meeting held at Conference Hall of ADC Planning on July 9. (DIPR Photo)   Mokokchung, July 9 (MExN): The Mokokchung District Planning & Development Board meeting was held at Conference Hall of ADC Planning on July 9 with DPDB Chairman and Adviser, Imnatiba as Chairman of the […]

18th Hornbill Festival culminates

18th Hornbill Festival culminates

The unity dance being performed on the final day of the 18th Hornbill Festival in Kisama on December 10. (DIPR Photo)   Our Correspondent Kisama | December 10   The ten day long festivities of the 18th Hornbill Festival 2017 ended today on a successful note, registering a record breaking turn out of visitors.   […]

Hornbill Festival visitors number rise to 1,26,771

Our Correspondent Kohima | December 8 With 11,197 visitors registered at Hornbill Festival today at Kisama, the total number of visitors till the 8th day of the festival has risen to 1,26,771.   Among today’s visitors, 259 were international tourists, 1725 domestic tourists, and 9213 local visitors from Nagaland, according to Toka E. Tuccumi, Tourist […]

Hornbill Festival: Over 11,000 visit Kisama on fourth day

Hornbill Festival: Over 11,000 visit Kisama on fourth day

Our Correspondent Kohima | December 4   The fourth day of the Hornbill Festival at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama registered 11,455 visitors today. Out of this, 233 were foreigners, 2511 domestic tourists, and 8711 local visitors from across Nagaland, according to Tourist Officer Toka E Tuccumi, statistical-in-charge.   With this, the number of visitors to […]

Kailash Kher and Alobo Naga perform at DDSC Stadium, Dimapur

Kailash Kher and Alobo Naga perform at DDSC Stadium, Dimapur

Popular Bollywood playback singer Kailash Kher and Alobo Naga perform at DDSC Stadium, Dimapur on December 1 at the Hornbill International Music Festival. Kailash Kher paid a courtesy call on Chief Minister TR Zeliang at his residential office on December 2 and expressed keen interest to compose an anthem song for annual Hornbill Festival. For […]

NSLSA opens legal stall at Hornbill Festival

Michael Zothankhuma and others during the inauguration of legal stall at Kisama on December 1. (Morung Photo)   Our Correspondent Kohima | December 1 The Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) has opened a legal stall to extend free legal aid to the public at the ongoing Hornbill Festival.   Located near Bamboo Hall in […]

Final agreement on Naga issue soon, says President

Final agreement on Naga  issue soon, says President

President of India, Ram Nath Kovind during the inaugural day of the Hornbill Festival in Kohima on December 1. (Photo: President of India @rashtrapatibhvn)   Chizokho Vero Kisama | December 1   President of India Ram Nath Kovind today said that Nagaland is at the edge of making history.   “After years of insurgency, there […]

Nagaland records 14% decrease in tobacco usage

Nagaland records 14% decrease in tobacco usage

Dimapur, November 30 (MExN): Nagaland recorded a significant drop of 14 percent in tobaccos usage for people 15 years and above of age during the last 5 years.   This was revealed in the Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2016 (GATS-2) for NE states which was declared in Guwahati on November 24. A press note from […]

Hornbill Festival: What pops to mind?

Hornbill Festival: What pops to mind?

The only known Great hornbill alive today in Nagaland is named ‘Julie’ and is kept at the Nagaland Zoological Park. (Photo Courtesy: Mongsen Phom)   In Nagaland, 16 tribes have different festivals at different times of the year. Hornbill Festival is a very good initiative of the Government of Nagaland whereby all the tribes come […]

Behind the Entrepreneurial scene

Behind the Entrepreneurial scene

Handmade dolls made out of corn/maize peels put into sale at Bamboo Pavilion, Kisama on December 5, 2016. (Morung File Photo)   Morung Express Feature News   Speaking to entrepreneurs who have been making appearances at the Hornbill Festival confirmed one thing- it’s not an easy gig!   Generally, Festival season is the most lucrative […]

Time to redesign the Hornbill Rock Contest?

Time to redesign the Hornbill Rock Contest?

German power metal band Helloween performing at the Hornbill Music Festival at IG Stadium, Kohima on Monday, December 7, 2015.   Morung Express Feature News   Eleven years since the beginning of the Hornbill Rock Contest, questions remain whether the event has developed the local music scene, or even provided credence to the music festival […]

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