• SC's no to plea on minority status based on state-wise population
    File Photo: Supreme Court of India. (Photo: Pinakpani / CC BY-SA [] via Wikimedia commons)    New Delhi, February 20 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to examine a plea seeking to define the word 'minority' and insisting on framing guidelines to accord the minority status based on population of every state of a particular community. A bench bench headed by Justices R.F. Nariman and comprising S.
  • Preserving mother tongues is preserving identities
    Feb 21 is International Mother Language Day   Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | February 20 There are roughly about 6,500 languages in the world, but a language disappears and dies every two weeks. International Mother Language Day is observed every year on February 21 since 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.  This year, the theme for International Mother Language Day is “Indigenous languages matter for development, peace b
  • No intention to remove Art 371, says Amit Shah in Arunachal
    Union Home Minister Amit Shah being received by Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu in Itanagar on February 20. Shah is in Arunachal Pradesh on a one-day visit to attend functions related to its 34th Statehood Day. (Photo Courtesy:@ PemaKhanduBJP/Twitter)     Itanagar, February  20 (IANS): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday assured that the Central government has no intention to remove Article 371 which provides special powers to the northeast, and warne
  • Going to India: Trump set to open world's biggest cricket stadium
    A bird's eye view of the picturesque Motera Stadium, set to be the world's largest cricket stadium, is seen in this photo shared by BCCI on Twitter on February 18. US President Donald Trump will inaugurate the stadium when he arrives in Ahmedabad, the home base of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on February 24 at the start of a two-day visit aimed at smoothing ties between India and US. (Photo Courtesy: BCCI @BCCI/Twitter)   AHMEDABAD, February 18 (Reuters):&nbs
  • Manchester City banned from European competition for two seasons by UEFA
    FILE PHOTO: Manchester City badge, Etihad Stadium, Manchester. (REUTERS/Darren Staples)   Will appeal the decision to the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport, says Man City     MANCHESTER, February 15 (Reuters):  English champions Manchester City have been banned from European competition for the next two seasons and fined 30 million euros ($32.53 million) by European soccer's governing body UEFA after an investigation into alleged brea
  • Nagaland Budget 2020-21: CM's speech highlights PDA’s achievements and initiatives
    Neiphiu Rio presenting the budget speech at the floor of the ongoing 5th session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly in Kohima on February 13. (DIPR Photo)   Morung Express News Kohima | February 13   Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, who also holds finance portfolio, today presented the State Budget 2020-2021 at the floor of the ongoing 5th Session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly highlighting the achievements as well initiatives take
  • Nagaland: Former Minister Imtilemba Sangtam no more
    Late A Imtilemba Sangtam. (Morung Photo by Special Arrangement)   Morung Express News Dimapur | February 13   Former Cabinet Minister of Nagaland, A Imtilemba Sangtam passed away at the Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research this morning after a prolonged illness.  He was around 70 and survived by his wife, son and 2 grand children.   According to family sources, Late Imtilemba’s mortal remains will be kept to his private residence
  • COVID-19:  WHO official name for Coronavirus
    FILE PHOTO: The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. (Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo)   Morung Express News imapur | February 12 The World Health Organi
  • Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP on course to register thumping victory in Delhi polls
    Supporters of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) celebrate after learning of the initial poll results outside its party headquarters in New Delhi, India, February 11, 2020. (REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis). (Inset) Partywise Trends & Result. Last Updated at 03:27 pm. 11/02/2020.(Source:   New Delhi, February 11 (PTI): Riding on its development agenda, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party was on Tuesd
  • 'Parasite', '1917' lead Oscars field after early awards
    Laura Dern wins the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in "Marriage Story" at the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 9, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni   LOS ANGELES, February 10 (Reuters) - South Korean social satire "Parasite" and war film "1917" led the Oscar field early on Sunday on a night that was filled with jibes about lack of diversity at the biggest honors in the movie industry.   "Parasite" won for best international fe
  • Anato Swu: This man is ‘A Diamond of Dust’
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | February 9  “God created me beautiful but I created a skeleton of myself and now I am a useless dust but can sparkle like a diamond provided I allow His Light to work its wonders on me.” These are the words of a top trainee surgeon, A Anato Swu, who fell into the deep pit of drug abuse and alcoholism while pursuing medical studies, but finally turned into an international writer and a poet.  Anato (46), hailing from Sata
  • Plastic ban: Another NLTP in the making?
    •  4 months on, banned plastic bags found aplenty •  Consumers unaware of other alternative •  Eco-friendly bags struggling to get a foothold   Kanili Kiho  Dimapur | February 4 Plastic waste management has for years been a global concern with countries the world over grappling with the problem. Banning sounds easy enough but finding economically viable alternatives have turned out to be problematic, especially in a developing economy l
  • ‘You can be happy even in a broken body’
    Ameno Catherine Rolnu (extreme right) was among the first from the North East Region to be selected for the training course on Community Initiative in Inclusion (CII) at the Able Disabled All People Together (ADAPT), Mumbai.   Morung Express News Kohima | February 3 Ameno Catherine Rolnu, Disability Activist and a Researcher Assistant in Training and Pedagogy, was two years old when she developed Ontogenesis Imperfect disability (Imperfect Bone Formation), a condition
  • A ‘Guru’ and her love for weaving
    Punalemla weaving a traditional shawl at her home in Kumlong Ward, Mokokchung. (Morung Photo)   Longrangty Longchar Mokokchung | February 2 There was a time when every boy had to learn the art of bamboo or wooden craft making and every girl the art of weaving. Not anymore. Most of the present generation nowadays, especially in the towns, are into smart phones and other gadgets and are losing touch with the traditional arts and crafts practiced by their forebears.
  • Nagaland: Better services vital to improve farmer economy
    Farmers at a ginger field in Longtang village, Tuensang. (Photo Courtesy: NEIDA)     NEIDA has roped in nearly 10,000 households from three districts for large scale livelihood programmes   Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | January 28 Roping in nearly 10,000 farming households from 85 villages in the districts of Tuensang, Phek and Kiphire for a large scale livelihood programme under the North East Initiative Development Agency (NEIDA), there are success sto
  • Former NBA star Kobe Bryant and daughter among nine killed in helicopter crash near Los Angeles
    Mourners gather in Microsoft Square near the Staples Center to pay respects to Kobe Bryant after a helicopter crash killed the retired basketball star, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 26, 2020.  REUTERS/Kyle Grillot   CALABASAS, Calif., January 27 (Reuters) - Kobe Bryant, one of the NBA's all-time greatest players whose international stardom transcended basketball, was killed at age 41 on Sunday in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old
  • Highlights from the career of former NBA star Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant holds his Oscar for Best Animated Short, with wife Vanessa.    REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo   January 27 (Reuters) - Kobe Bryant, who won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, died at age 41 on Sunday in a helicopter crash in California. Here is biographical information on him and highlights from his career.   Born in Philadelphia in 1978, son of former NBA player Joe 'Jellybean' Bryant   Lived for eight yea
  • Snakes may be the source of coronavirus outbreak in China
    The Chinese cobra has been identified as one of two snakes that could be the reservoir for the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFCD   Beijing, January 23 (IANS) Snakes may be the original source of the newly discovered novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has triggered an outbreak of a deadly infectious respiratory illness in China, according to a new study. The finding, published in the Journal of Medical Virology, provides important insights on the potential origins of the m
  • SL youngster bowls fastest delivery ever 175 kmph
    Pathirana's bowling action is quite similar to that of his icon and Sri Lanka legend Lasith Malinga (Twitter: @ICC)   Cape town, January 20 (agencies): Sri Lankan’s Matheesha Pathirana on Sunday bowled the world’s fastest bowl ever bowled in international cricket – across all levels- breaking Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar’s 16-year-old record.   Bowling in the fourth over in India versus Sri Lanka match in the ICC U-19 World Cup in Bloemfontein, Pathir
  • McGregor makes fast work of Cerrone on UFC return
    Conor McGregor celebrates his win against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246  on January 18, 2020, in Las Vegas. (REUTERS/Mike Blake)   LAS VEGAS (Nevada), January 20  (Reuters): Former two-division champion Conor McGregor returned to the Octagon with a stunning knockout of Donald Cerrone in under a minute at UFC 246 on Saturday in his first fight since losing a lightweight title bout to Khabib Nurmagomedov 15 months ago.   The 31-year-old Irishman