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 […]

OVER THE DECADE: 2006-2017

OVER THE DECADE: 2006-2017

A recap of the first days of December over the past decade   Morung Express Feature News 2006: December 1 was marred by physical assault of two youths by suspected underground cadres just two days after a similar incident where a senior Naga Hoho official was tortured, beaten and robbed by unidentified gunmen in Kohima. […]

Tourists @ Hornbill Festival: Where are the numbers?

Tourists @ Hornbill Festival: Where are the numbers?

Nagaland ranked 30 in attracting tourists in India   Morung Express Feature News Nagaland, which organizes the annual ‘Hornbill Festival,’ may not be attracting tourists in big numbers, a recent tourism survey highlighted.   The survey, undertaken by Hotelivate in collaboration with the World Travel & Tourism Council-India Initiative (WTTC-II), revealed that the overall arrival […]

President arrives in Nagaland for Hornbill Festival

President arrives in Nagaland for Hornbill Festival

President Ram Nath Kovind arrives in Kohima on his first visit to Nagaland as President of India. This is 12th state of the country that the President is visiting in month of November ( (Photo: President of India, @rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter)   Our Correspondent Kohima | November 30   President of India, Ram Nath Kovind arrived in […]

Shifting of Hornbill Rock Events: CMO regrets & retracts statement

Dimapur, November 19 (MExN): The Chief Minister’s Office today retracted an earlier press statement issued on October 30 which stated that, “The popular Music Rock Events may be shifted to Agri-Expo, Dimapur considering the flagrant traffic problems and security related matters in the State Capital during such events.”   “The statement stands retracted and any […]

Hornbill Bollywood Dhamaka begins with KK Live in Dimapur!

Hornbill Bollywood Dhamaka  begins with KK Live in Dimapur!

It was an unforgettable night for Dimapur to commemorate Statehood Day, World Aids Day, and the special launch of Hornbill International Music Festival, while listening to one of India’s top singers!   Dimapur Deputy Commissioner Kesonyu Yhome, officially launched the Hornbill Music Festival, with the presence of Music Task Force Director Gugs Chishi. The concert […]

Bridging boundaries through Literature

•    2nd edition of Bookworm Fest set to ignite minds with rich fare of literature •    Easterine Kire’s latest book “Son of the Thundercloud” to be released on day one   Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | November 27   The tepid and inconsistent Hornbill Literature Fest may not have satiated booklovers but this one’s sure […]

6th Hornbill Half Marathon

Rs. 4.12 lakh set as prize money   Our Correspondent Kohima | November 10   The 6th Hornbill Half Marathon as part of the Hornbill Festival under the aegis of 3E Nagaland will take place on December 4 at 7:00 am in Kohima.  There will be 3 race categories as follows – Half marathon (21.0975 […]

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