• World Health Organization calls coronavirus outbreak 'pandemic' for first time
    Medical staff in protective gear work at a 'drive-thru' testing center for the novel coronavirus disease of COVID-19 in Yeungnam University Medical Center in Daegu, South Korea, March 3, 2020. (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoo)   GENEVA, March 11 (Reuters): The World Health Organization described the new coronavirus as a pandemic for the first time on Wednesday, adding that Italy and Iran were now on the frontline of the disease and other countries would soon join them.  
  • Tom Hanks, wife Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus in Australia
    26th Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 19, 2020 - Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. REUTERS/Monica Almeida/File Photo   LOS ANGELES, March 12 (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have both tested positive for coronavirus in Australia, the actor said on Twitter.   Hanks said that he and Wilson, who are both 63, were tested in Australia, where he is working on a film, after they felt tired
  • ‘Our city is our responsibility’
    Before and after image of road side plantations in Kohima.    Kohima Smart City and Kohima Municipal Council appeal to protect public property    Kohima, March 11 (MExN): The Kohima Smart City and the Kohima Municipal Council in collaboration with various organizations and volunteer groups are making an effort to enhance the aesthetics of the town by planting plants and flowers in public areas and along the main roads. Kovi Meyase, CEO, Kohima Smart C
  • Connecting indigenous Naga folklore with archaeology
    Chubatoshi at the excavation site in Longsa village.   A scholar’s doctoral endeavour to put numbers to ‘time immemorial’   Imkong Walling Dimapur | March 10 Naga villages abound with stories of the ancient past. These stories, however, stop short at “time immemorial” or in other words— confined to the realm of myths with no dating and archaeological grounding.  But today, researchers are gradually gaining ground endeavouring to att
  • COVID-19 ‘coughing’ caller tune generates mixed responses
    Mixed Connection: A woman speaks on phone inside the premises of a hospital where a special ward has been set up for the coronavirus disease in Mumbai on 2020. (REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas)   Morung Express News Dimapur| March 10 If you have been making phone calls in the past few days, you will be familiar with the ‘coughing’ caller tune while the call gets connected. Following a directive from the Department of Telecom (DoT) on March 6 to incorpora
  • Over Rs 1000 lakh to develop fish farms in Nagaland
    A fishery pond in Kohima district. (Morung Photo)   Our Correspondent Kohima | March 10 A new project to upgrade government demonstration fish farms has been proposed under National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) negotiated loan for a total project cost of Rs 959.40 lakh starting from 2019-2020. The proposed project will be implemented in three phases. This was stated in the Annual Administrative Report 2019-2020 of Fisheries and Aquatic Resou
  • COVID-19: How foolproof is screening at airports?
    Passengers line up to be scanned for COVID-19 on arrival at the Dimapur terminal on March 8. (Morung Photo by Soreishim Mahong)   Morung Express News Dimapur | March 8 Anxiety over the COVID-19 outbreak and its spread has gripped the world. However, preventive steps taken by governments to curb its spread have given a semblance of assurance to the public.  Nagaland state was also among the earliest in the country to put preventive measures in place, among whi
  • Nagaland: ‘Gender equality is a human fight’
    A badge created by Dimapur based NGO, Sisterhood Network to mark the International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020. (Morung Photo)   Naga men on board for advancing gender equality and inclusion    Kanili Kiho Dimapur | March 7 ‘Gender equality is a human fight, not a female fight,’ read a blue colored badge created by Dimapur based NGO, Sisterhood Network to mark the International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020.   This year’s theme by the United Nation
  • Naga women’s pursuit for equality
    A group of young girls hold placards in support of clean election in Kohima. (Morung File Photo)    Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | March 6 “Naga society doesn’t discriminate its women on any ground. Our women have equal privileges as men and enjoy equal opportunities in various spheres unlike other women from other parts of the country.” These are some familiar (mis) perception that Naga people have been romanticizing with, ever since the political imbrogl
  • Rumours of CONVID-19 patient in NHAH ‘absolutely false’: Nagaland H&FW Minister
    District-wise 'Isolation Wards' set up in state government-run and military hospitals in all the districts as a precautionary measures against coronavirus. (Morung File) Morung Express News Dimapur | March 4   No COVID-19 patient has been admitted in Naga Hospital Authority, Kohima (NHAK) and rumours on social media regarding the same are “absolutely false and baseless,” clarified Nagaland Health & Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom today.
  • Nagaland: Highest unemployment but low on generation of jobs
    Morung Express News Dimapur | March 2 Nagaland has the distinction of being the state with highest unemployment rate in the country for persons aged 15 years and above, while concurrently lacking behind in job generation.  This observation can be drawn from a reply to an unstarred question in Lok Sabha by the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, Santosh Kumar Gangwar on March 2.  Citing the results of the annual Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS)
  • Nagaland: Dimapur Police cautions against rumour-mongering
    An unverified video clipping was circulated on social media on Monday insinuating that an incident related to ILP issue was unfolding in Burma Camp, Dimapur on March 2. The Dimapur Police later clarified that the video clip was in no way related to Dimapur and cautioned against against rumour-mongering. (screengrab/Morung Photo)    No untoward incident happened in Burma Camp and the video clip in no way related to Dimapur, clarifies Dimapur Poli
  • CAG finds infrastructural failings in Secondary Schools
    Morung Express News Dimapur | March 1 The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has detected numerous infrastructural deficiencies in Secondary Schools in Nagaland, contravening the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) framework.  The CAG report for the year ending March 31, 2018 stated that a joint inspection of 106 schools revealed deficiencies in infrastructural requirements, as per RMSA framework.   Laboratories not utilised According
  • Mon’s battle with drugs: Punishment gives way to Education and treatment
    Confiscated opium smoking pipes in Mon. Communities in Mon have come together to tackle the menace of drug abuse in the district by adopting new strategies focussed on education, awareness and treatment rather than confrontation and punishment. (Morung File Photo)   Atono Tsükrü Kense  Kohima | February 27 For decades, Mon district has been afflicted with a drug menace, whereby civil organizations have implemented several strategies and measures to control sale,
  • Toll rises to 19 from violence in Delhi: hospital official
    Members of Rapid Action Force (RAF) move past smoldering debris after it was set on fire by demonstrators in a riot affected area after fresh clashes erupted between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in New Delhi, February 25, 2020. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)   NEW DELHI, February 26 (Reuters):  At least 19 people have been killed in Delhi during violent clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups over a new citizenship law, a senior hospital of
  • How livable is your City? Kohimains share perspectives
    Murals, painted by citizens of different Wards in Kohima, are seen in the photos. The initiative is part of Kohima Smart City’s Citizens Engagement. (Morung Photos)   Ketholeno Neihu Kohima | February 24 The Kohima Smart City Development Limited (KSCDL) recently launched a ‘Citizen Perception Survey’ as part of its effort to improve the capital’s performance in the upcoming Ease of Living Index survey.  Kohima was ranked the second most unlivable city
  • Aizawl's free roadside library impresses netizens
    A collage of the mini roadside library in Mizoram's capital Aizawl, whcih according to reports, encourages reading habits and helps in building community by providing access to exchange free books. (Collage/IANS Photos)     New Delhi, February 24 (IANS): A mini roadside library in Mizoram's capital Aizawl has gone viral on social media. The post was shared by an IFS officer Parveen Kaswan with the caption: "Now this is what every city must copy. #
  • 'Guest is God': Crowds gather to greet Trump as he lands in India
    Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump after the latter’s lands in Ahmedabad on February 24. (Photo Courtesy: PIB India/Twitter)   AHMEDABAD, February 24 (Reuters): US President Donald Trump landed in Ahmedabad on Monday at the start of a visit during which the two sides will aim to reset relations that have been buffeted by a trade spat.   India and the United States have built close political and security ties and Trump's
  • Mild tremors felt in Assam, Nagaland
    Two separate mild earthquakes with a magnitude 2.8 to 3.4 hit some parts of Assam and Nagaland on Sunday. There was no report of any damage or casualty. (Representative Image by Tumisu from Pixabay)    Guwahati, February 23 (IANS):  Two separate mild earthquakes with a magnitude 2.8 to 3.4 hit some parts of Assam and Nagaland on Sunday. There was no report of any damage or casualty, an official said.   According to the official of the Indi
  • Fury annihilates Wilder in heavyweight title rematch
     Deontay Wilder is knocked back by Tyson Fury during their WBC heavyweight title bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Fury won via seventh round TKO. ( Photo: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)   Reuters Britain's Tyson Fury delivered a dominant performance in his heavyweight championship bout with Deontay Wilder on Saturday, overwhelming his opponent to earn a seventh round TKO victory in Las Vegas.   In the highly-anticipated super fight rematch bet