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  • Android apps accessed users' data, reveal Facebook, Twitter
    San Francisco, November 26 (IANS) In yet another data breach, Facebook and Twitter have admitted that data of hundreds of users was improperly accessed by some third-party apps on Google Play Store as they logged into those apps. Security researchers discovered that the One Audience and Mobiburn software development kits (SDK) provided access to users' data, including email addresses, usernames, and recent tweets, on both the platforms. Twitter and Facebook said they will notify
  • PRISCILLA CENTRE: Nurturing empowered women in NE
    Women engaged in training for different vocations at Priscilla Centre. The Centre is operational in five North Eastern states including Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Assam. (Photo Courtesy: Priscilla Centre)   Morung Express News Dimapur | November 24 Witnessing the teeming needs of the time to uplift women from social exclusion and related struggles, Lucy Engjadim founded the Priscilla Centre, a non-profit organisation to help women become self-r
  • More than 80% adolescents worldwide not physically active: WHO
    Geneva, November 22 (IANS) More than 80 per cent of adolescents worldwide are not physically active, including 85 per cent girls and 78 per cent boys, putting their health at risk by not doing regular exercise and spending too much time on screen, according to a new study from World Health Organization (WHO). The study, published in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, based on data reported by 1.6 million 11 to 17-year-old students - found that across all 146 count
  • Childhood obesity a growing health concern in Nagaland
    Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | November 21  The mushrooming of fast-food outlets along with colourful and attractive advertisement of high calorie fast foods has an irresistible appeal to children, triggering a noticeable change in the diet of children, mostly in urban areas.  With this come the increasing cases of obesity.  According to UNICEF, at least 340 million adolescents worldwide between the ages of 5-19, and 40 million children under age 5, have been
  • Nagaland 18-hour shutdown against CAB passes off peacefully
    Morung Express News Dimapur | November 20  The 18-hour ‘voluntary shutdown’ called by the North East Forum for Indigenous Peoples (NEFIP) and the Joint Committee on Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI) passed off peacefully across Nagaland.  The two organizations had called the shutdown with effect since Tuesday 6 pm protesting the decision of the central government to introduce the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) 2016 in the ongoing session
  • For ‘good governance’: Nagaland 10th State to launch MyGov
    Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio speaking at the officially launched ‘MyGov Nagaland’ at Nagaland House, New Delhi on November 20. (Photo Courtesy: @mygovindia/Twitter)     Morung Express News  Dimapur |November 20    Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio officially launched ‘MyGov Nagaland’ (nagaland.mygov.in) at Nagaland House, New Delhi on November 20.    With this, Nagaland became the 10th State join ‘MyGov’ -
  • Breathing in Delhi-NCR 'huge risk' for healthy lungs: Experts
    Tourists in Delhi wearing anti-pollution masks. PTI Photo   New Delhi, November 19 (IANS) If you live in the Delhi-NCR region, do not smoke, have no history of any respiratory illness and love to jog daily in the morning without worrying about your lung health, take this seriously as air pollution in your neighbourhood is equal to smoking 15-20 cigarettes a day on average, health experts warned on Tuesday. According to them, air pollution levels in Delhi-NCR can put a hea
  • Combating Opium addiction in Mon District
    A bunch of confiscated opium smoking pipes. Several initiatives have been conducted in Mon district to curb the use and production of opium in the area.   Dr CH Manwang Konyak  Mon | November 17 Opium addiction has since long plagued Konyak Naga society, and while efforts at rehabilitation and measures to control its sale and use have succeeded to an extent, a lot more remains to be done.  The Konyaks, historically, were known to have used opium as medic
  • Print media in Nagaland: The way forward
    A group of young people go through a daily newspaper in Nagaland. Ahead of National Press Day, The Morung Express sought opinions from several people on the way forward for the print media in the State. (Morung Photo)   K Filip Sumi  Dimapur | November 15 As the media fraternity observes the National Press Day on November 16, The Morung Express spoke to several people from various walks of life to gather their opinions on the state of the print media here and how
  • 212 pillars, 128 ft high, 5 entrances: The elusive Ram Mandir
    New Delhi, November 10 (IANS) Now that the Supreme Court has cleared decks for temple in Ayodhya, the Ram Janambhoomi Nyas along with the help from VHP will like to start its construction at the earliest. Though, the VHP has toyed with many maps of the Ram Temple, as it conceived over the years; but there''s a blueprint based upon the most agreeable version that the majority believes, resembles the original Ram Mandir. While for years, doors and pillars are being carved in Ayodhya,
  • Over 11,000 scientists globally declare ‘climate emergency’
    Children wearing masks walk on a skywalk near Delhi - Meerut Expressway in New Delhi. (Reuters Photo)   Washington, November 6 (IANS): More than 11,000 scientists in 153 countries have declared a climate emergency around the world and also warned of 'untold suffering' unless there is significant transformation in the way humans live. The study by 11,258 scientists called the "World scientists' warning of a climate emergency," marks the first time a large group of scient
  • Reports hint at GoI-NSCN (IM) coming to terms on Naga flag
    Government of India Interlocutor for Naga Peace Talks, RN Ravi and the NSCN (IM) delegation led by its chief negotiator Ato Kilonser Th Muivah prior to their fourth consecutive meet in New Delhi on Thursday.   Stalemate’s still on technically    Morung Express News Dimapur | October 31 Reports that emerged in the evening on October 31 hinted at the GoI reportedly agreeing to the NSCN (IM) demand for a separate flag.   However, there were no
  • Trump hails death of 'depraved' Islamic State leader Baghdadi in U.S. raid
    This file image made from video posted on a militant website April 29, 2019, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, being interviewed by his group’s Al-Furqan media outlet. The IS erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq’s conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a “caliphate.” U.S. officials said late Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 that al-Baghdadi was
  • Mary Kom settles for bronze in World Championships
    Mary Kom in action(PTI)   Ulan-Ude (Russia), October 12 (IANS) Six-time champion MC Mary Kom will have to settle for a bronze medal in the ongoing Women's World Boxing Championships after losing her semi-final bout of the 51-kg flyweight category to second-seed Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey in a split 1:4 verdict on Saturday. In a fiercely contested bout, third-seed Mary Kom delivered timely punches and looked on course of winning her first gold in the 51-kg division.
  • Sexual Harassment at Workplace: fear, shame cripple victims
    Despite the rising crimes against women in the past decade, Nagaland still tops the list of one of the safest states for women in India. So are low incidents of rape and molestation the only criterion for safety of women? (Morung Photo: for representational purposes only )    Are low incidents of rape and molestation the only criterion for safety of women?    Y Merina Chishi Dimapur | September 30  Nagaland is often perceived safe for women. D
  • Caught in the act: a black hole rips apart an unfortunate star
    After passing too close to a supermassive black hole, a star is torn apart into a thin stream of gas, which is then pulled back around the black hole and slams into itself, creating a bright shock and ejecting more hot material, in this artist's conception released on September 26, 2019. Illustration by Robin Dienel/Courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Science/Handout via REUTERS   WASHINGTON, September 30 (Reuters) - Scientists have captured a view of a colossal black h
  • Fifth of world's calories threatened as climate scientists sound alarm over wheat
    A view shows ears of wheat in a field owned by the "Siberia" farming company during sunset outside the village of Ogur in Krasnoyarsk Region, Russia, September 8, 2019. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin   Climate scientists say the world must prepare for "unprecedented" shocks to production of the crop, a staple food in many countries   ROME, September 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Droughts caused by global warming could devastate up to 60% of the world's wheat fields
  • Messi wins best FIFA player of the year for record sixth time
    Soccer Football - The Best FIFA Football Awards - Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy - September 23, 2019 FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi poses after winning the Best FIFA Men's player award with the winner of the Best FIFA Men's coach award Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, winner of the Best FIFA Women's player award USA women's Megan Rapinoe and the winner of the Best FIFA Women's coach award USA women's coach Jill Ellis REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo   Milan, Italy, September 24 (Reut
  • Nagaland: They are calling the rain
    A group of farmers called Alojimi in Sümi language singing along to agrarian songs in Chishilimi village, Pughoboto sub-division i n Zunheboto district of Nagaland. (Photo Courtesy: Betoka Swu)   With indigenous lore and techniques being drowned out by modernity,  Hiyo Team documents traditional farming techniques at Chishilimi Village   Kanili Kiho  Dimapur | September 22 Agriculture is intrinsic to the Naga way of life. It is more than an act of
  • Historic trade session ends with Sensex gaining 1,921 pts
    Mumbai, September 20 (IANS) Sensex closed Friday's session with an unprecedented 5.32 per cent advance as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced yet another big ticket announcement to kickstart the economy. Indian benchmark indices logged the biggest-ever gains in over 10 years as the government slashed the effective corporate tax rate to about 25 per cent from 30 per cent. Sensex advanced by a massive 1921.15 points to 38,014.62 and the broader Nifty jumped to 11,275.45 a