• Most accidental deaths are road related accidents in Nagaland
    • 44 traffic accident related deaths reported in 2018: NCRB data   • State figured lowest incidences of accidental deaths in India    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 13  Nagaland reported the lowest incidences of accidental deaths in the whole of India during 2018. In the state, there were 94 cases of accident cases with 86 deaths and 90 injured at a rate of 4.0 per 100,000 lakh population. The all India average of accidental deaths stood at 31.
  • Slowdown Blues? Vehicle registrations in Nagaland down by 13.36% in 2019
    A collage photo of screenshots of data on Nagaland as per the Vahan Dashboard, the centralised database of vehicle information (  Accessed on January 10, 2020)   Morung Express News  Dimapur | January 12 For the first year since 2014, vehicle registrations in Nagaland witnessed a downslide in 2019 by 13.36% or 4497 in absolute number from previous year according to data given in Vahan Dashboard, the centra
  • Nagaland was 'corruption-free' in 2018: NCRB data
    According to the National Crime Records Bureau’s (NCRB) latest Crime in India 2018 compendium, not a single case of corruption was officially registered in Nagaland in 2018. (Representative Image: Zelandia from Pixabay)   Also no Motor Vehicle, Forests, Pollution and Essential Commodities Acts’ offences   Imkong Walling Dimapur | January 11 Corruption as a term has been an omnipresent refrain that has come to be associated with governance in Nagaland.
  • Social relations are based on respect, equality and partnerships: Dolly Kikon
    Academic and author Dolly Kikon. (Morung File Photo)   Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | January 9  Coming from a deeply militarized society and also observing the level of violence, physical and structural, in militarized societies across the world, Dolly Kikon has a special place for human rights and gender justice.  Ahead of a discussion on her new book titled ‘Leaving the Land: Indigenous Migration and Affective Labour in India,’ which she co-authored
  • Traumatizing: Students from Nagaland recall January 5 JNU 'attack'
    A scene from a room in Sabarmati Hostel, JNU after masked goons attacked students and teachers on January 5. (Morung Photo:  By Special Arrangement)   Morung Express News Dimapur | January 8  “Hearing goons bashing common students itself is traumatizing. Imagine seeing masked face with lathi, woods, poles and rods on their hands with your naked eye,” stated Kehrie, visibly disturbed, narrating the evening of January 5 when teachers and students were assau
  • Nagaland: Power department moots electricity tariff hike
    An power department employees is seen doing repair atop pole in Dimapur. (Morung File Photo)   Morung Express News  Dimapur | January 6 Another electricity tariff hike is likely, as per the latest annual Aggregate Revenue Requirement (ARR) of the Department of Power, Nagaland (DoPN). The ARR is a report/estimate submitted annually around November-December by the DoPN to the Nagaland Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) forecasting anticipat
  • Bluefin tuna sells for $1.8 million in Tokyo
    Tokyo, January 5 (IANS): A bluefin tuna has sold for 193 million yen ($1.8 million) at the first auction of the year at Tokyo's Toyosu fish market - the second-highest price ever paid. The tuna, weighing 276 kilos and captured by a boat operating in the port of Oma in the northeast of the archipelago, comes in at 700,000 yen ($6,500) per kilo, reports Efe news. Kiyoshi Kiyomura, the owner of the popular restaurant chain Sushi Zanmai that is headquartered in the Japanese capi
  • Young entrepreneur from Nerhema gets sweet taste of success with beekeeping
    Honey bee products from Nerhema village. (Morung Photo)   Our Correspondent Kohima | January 4 Kevizelie Pienyü is a successful beekeeper today in Nagaland. Son of Zasilhou Pienyü from Nerhema village, he graduated from Kohima College in 2014. He was one of the recipients of District Level Award for Best Beekeeper 2019 during 2nd Nagaland Honey Bee Day last year under the aegis of Nagaland Beekeeping & Honey Mission (NBHM) with support from North East C
  • Vilasier Khate: Nagaland’s ace tennis player
    Vilasier Khate with his father and mentor Asa Khate. (Morung Photo)   Y Merina Chishi  Dimapur | January 3 As a little boy playing tennis in the lawns of Greenwood School, Vilasier Khate would hardly have imagined that he would one day become an ace tennis player and attain success in the sport that barely has any footing in Nagaland.  Vilasier was 6 years old when he first held the racket. His father and avid tennis player, Asa Khate was his first coach
  • Nagaland looks forward to peace and new opportunities in 2020
    Photo Courtesy Fingerprint   Ashikho Pfuzhe  Dimapur | January 2 2019 was an eventful year for Nagaland state and the people at large in spheres including politics, religion, society and the economy. Moving along with the times, the state has made considerable progress in various fields and 2019 was no exception. However, last year also ran its course along with uncompleted tasks, promises not kept and unfulfilled aspirations, with the state and its people st
  • Lam promises to listen, find solutions for HK in 2020
    Hong Kong, December 31 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said in a New Year's Eve message on Tuesday that she had the responsibility to solve the citys problems, which has been rocked by anti-government protests for more than six months. In a three-minute video titled "Treasure Hong Kong... our home", Lam took stock of 2019, a year which, according to her, has "caused sadness, anxiety, disappointment and even rage", reports Efe news. "I will listen humbly to find a
  • Improvement of Dimapur City Roads Project
    Road construction at Aoyimti, 2 1/2 Mile, Dimapur. While road improvement works have been active in Dimapur this year, only 7 of the 25 roads sanctioned for improvement have been completed as on December 2019. (Morung File Photo)   Only 7 out of 25 roads report ‘100 percent progress’ in 12 months     Imkong Walling  Dimapur | December 29 In addition to the improvement/expansion of the Dimapur-Chümoukedima highway (NH 29), year 2019 has
  • For the love of weaving: Loin loom still finds place among Naga women
    Weaving with the use of traditional loin loom still remains an integral part of women of Nagaland. (Morung Photo)   Morung Express News Dimapur | December 28  Weaving with the use of traditional loin loom still remains an integral part of women of Nagaland as it is in other part of the North-East region.  Traditionally, the art of loin loom is closely associated with women in almost all Naga community. The general practice of weaving which involves the u
  • Nagaland’s electricity tariff among the highest in India
    DoPN is in the midst of a project under the central government's Integrated Power Development Scheme to install new 11kv trunk lines replacing existing power lines. (Morung File Photo)         Imkong Walling Dimapur | December 22  Nagaland state’s electricity sector has for years been returning widening revenue-purchase gap. A variety of reasons, mostly local in nature, ranging from state governmental apathy and aging power infrastruc
  • Nagaland: Indian’s Biggest Music Festival ‘The Hornbill Festival'...
    Choral Call: Warming up the whole ambiance at the Indian’s Biggest Music Festival ‘The Hornbill Festival’, perfect harmony from Voicestra, East Dimapur Sumi Baptist Church (Purana Bazar), Celestial Voices, Delhi Public School Choir and Patkai Choir filled the Agri Expo, 4th Mile Dimapur on December 6. (Morung Photo by Manen Aier) 
  • Inflationary Pangs: RBI holds key lending rates, remains accommodative 
    Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) In a surprise move, the Reserve Bank of India on Thursday took a 'temporary pause' in reducing key lending rates to keep the retail inflation in check. Accordingly, the RBI's monetary policy committee (MPC) in its fifth review of the current fiscal kept the repo, or short term lending rate for commercial banks at 5.15 per cent. Consequently, the reverse repo rate was maintained at 4.90 per cent, and the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the bank rate
  • Barcelona's Messi wins his 6th Ballon d'Or
    Former FC Barcelona forward Hristo Stoichkov (L) and FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu (R) arrive with players Lionel Messi (3-L), his wife Antonella Roccuzzo (2-L) and their children Thiago (front R) and Mateo, Frenkie De Jong (4-R) and his girlfriend Mikky Kiemeney, Antoine Griezmann (3-R) and Barcelona goalkeeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen (2-R) for the Ballon d'Or ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France, 02 December 2019. EFE/EPA/YOAN VALAT   Paris, D
  • Hornbill Festival @ 20: Indigenous or romanticized?
    A cultural troupe performs a traditional dance during the 14th edition of the Hornbill Festival at Kisama. (Morung File Photo)   Atono Tsükrü Kense  Kohima | November 30 Ever since the commencement of the Nagaland Hornbill Festival in the year 2000 to celebrate and showcase the rich cultural heritage and traditions of the Nagas and also to promote tourism in the seemingly tiny state of Nagaland, the festival has gained popularity and attracted the attention of t
  • PM Modi & Maha CM Uddhav are like brothers: Sena
    Mumbai, November 29 (IANS) Extending an olive branch, the Shiv Sena said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray are like ''brothers'' though the Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party may have parted ways, here on Friday.   "The Shiv Sena-BJP have gone different ways in Maharashtra politics, but Modi-Thackeray''s relations are ''like brothers''... It''s the responsibility of the Prime Minister to accommodate his young brother who is Maharashtr
  • Air pollution can cause blindness: Study
    Photo: IANS   London, November 26 (IANS) Living in a more polluted area is associated with a greater likelihood of having glaucoma, a debilitating eye condition that can cause blindness, says a new study. The findings, published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, found that people in neighbourhoods with higher amounts of fine particulate matter pollution were at least six per cent more likely to report having glaucoma than those in the least-