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  • The challenges of online classes in children homes
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | June 20 At El-Shaddai Children’s Home in Dimapur, the memory of attending school online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown is something the children will never forget. While access to smartphones is still a distant dream even for many adults, the experience of the 17 young children of varying age-groups studying in different classes is marred with extraordinary challenges even as they try to manage with three smartphones for their
  • Nagaland reports more recoveries than cases for third week straight  
    Fatalities and sample positivity drops Morung Express News Dimapur | June 19 For the third week in a row, Nagaland has reported more COVID-19 recoveries than detection. The tally for the week (June 12-18) was 2300 recoveries against 631 cases. It also happened to be the fourth week since the weekly case-count began declining after peaking in mid-May.   The cases detected this week included 295 traced contacts, 281 self test/random, 19 travellers, 18 security personnel an
  • Rainfall deficiency: AMFU for advanced agro-tech intervention
    Dimapur, June 19 (MExN): As Nagaland continues to witness a drought-like situation due to delayed monsoon, Agromet Field Unit (AMFU) at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Medziphema, has underscored the need for intervention by introducing advanced agro-techniques and technologies in agriculture.  Agromet Field Units are multidisciplinary units responsible for preparation of weather based advisories for management practices in agriculture and dissemination of agrometeorologi
  • For the People, By the People
    ECS initiates flu surveillance in three districts Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | June 18 Home isolation for COVID-19 patients in rural areas comes with unparalleled challenges. “The government has a policy this time about home isolation for positive people. But rural people especially in Tuensang and Mon, many of us share toilets. 10-15 people live in one kitchen and one room and so, sealing the house and home isolation is actually like a good space for co-infections to h
  • Petrol nears Rs 99 a litre in Tuensang as record surge in fuel prices continue
    •    Petrol above Rs 98 a litre in 6 districts in Nagaland  •    Premium petrol over Rs 100 a litre in all districts except Dimapur  Morung Express News Dimapur | June 18 Petrol price in Nagaland’s Tuensang district was nearing Rs 99 a litre on June 18 as record surge in fuel prices continued with oil marketing companies (OMCs) revising the fuel prices after a day’s break.  On Friday, petrol price increased b
  • ‘Happy to see people being more health concerned’
    Nagaland Fitness Community raises 34k towards COVID relief fund Kanili Kiho Dimapur | June 17 The Nagaland Fitness Community completed a successful one-week live online workout session in aid of COVID-19 relief fund from June 7 to 13. Speaking to The Morung Express, certified fitness trainer Thejakhrietuo Kire said that the event received an amount of Rs 34 thousand, which will go to the COVID relief fund. Expressing gratitude for all the support from the trainers, parti
  • Kiphire: Meteorological drought worrying farmers
    P Achumse Yingbithongrü Kiphire | June 16 Rural farmers in Kiphire already reeling under the impact of COVID-19 are now grappling with the vagaries of weather as well. With the majority of farmers living in rural area, farmers primarily depend on rainfall for harvest. However, due to lack of rainfall in the past two months, yield of important food crops like rice, maize, barley, Job’s tears and millets are set to go down drastically this year. Farmers said that lack o
  • ‘Nino’s Secret Garden’ written by Kevi Z Kevichusa launched
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 15 A book titled ‘Nino’s Secret Garden’ written by Kevi Z Kevichusa was launched at Kingdom Culture Church, Dimapur on Tuesday evening in a small gathering with few family and friends. It was launched by Sashi Imchen, Academic Director of The Maple Tree School while review of the book was given by Bano Haralu. This book is probably the first of its kind by a Naga author in the genre of an illustrated scripture inspired childre
  • ‘Vaccination will go a long way in saving lives’
    Nagaland medical experts rubbish rumours about COVID-19 vaccine Atono Tsükru Kense Kohima | June 13 On the conspiracy theories and propaganda surrounding COVID-19 vaccine, particularly the labelling of COVID-19 vaccine as ‘mark of the beast’ which is stopping citizens from getting inoculated, few youths and Church leaders have expressed their views and observation in the first series as reported by The Morung Express. They have dismissed the misinformation as &l
  • The plaint of telecommunications in Nagaland
    Land ownership, misconception, topography and security Imkong Walling Dimapur | June 13 Telecommunications, as a service, has seldom been satisfactory in Nagaland. With the advent of mobile telephony and the internet, and more recently, online academic sessions compelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, the quality of service or the lack thereof has become all the more evident.  Students in the villages having to trek to the forests and mountain tops for appearing exams has now
  • Covid vax misinformation impacting response
    Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | June 12 Almost 19 months since the COVID-19 pandemic started, the world is slowly beginning to turn the tide against the virus through vaccination. However, misinformation, rumours, conspiracy theories and propaganda about the COVID-19 vaccine has created conflicting viewpoints between religious beliefs and medical sciences. Labelling COVID-19 vaccine as “mark of the beast” is deterring people from getting inoculated for fear of
  • Nagaland COVID: Detection declines for three weeks straight
    • Record high recoveries • High positivity in Mkg Morung Express News Dimapur | June 12 Detection of new COVID-19 cases continued to decline for the third week straight in Nagaland. The state Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), in the weekly COVID roundup released on June 12, informed that Nagaland reported a total of 1,079 cases this week (June 5-11). This happened to be the lowest weekly tally since the last week of April.  Majority of the case
  • Dry spell worries farmers
    Vishü Rita Krocha Zhavame | June 11 By mid-June, most farmers in Zhavame village would have finished transplanting paddy saplings, but this year, they are still waiting for the rains to start the process. “I have never seen or experienced something like this in my entire life of farming,” says 50-year-old Motesou Movi, who is nervous to see even rivers that feed their terrace fields running dry. As opposed to past years, there are farmers in the village who have
  • Ambulance Service Volunteer: Serving people one call at a time
    Morung Express News Mokokchung | June 11 At a time when people are in constant fear and trying to stay indoors to keep safe from the virus, a young man from Mokokchung has volunteered to risk his life for the cause of the people. Moamongba, a 29 year old school teacher, is the lone volunteer for the free ambulance service provided by the District administration and Mokokchung police for COVID-19 related uses in Mokokchung The ambulance provides free services to the needy patient
  • Euro Cup: Football fans gear up in Nagaland
    Limasenla Jamir  Mokokchung | June 10  If there is one thing that is keeping the spirits high for the people, at the moment, it is the Euro 2020 (2021). The tournament, originally scheduled from June 12 to July 12, 2020, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was rescheduled for June 11 to July 11. Along with the global football fans, Nagaland state is no less excited and gearing up for the kickoff of the tournament. Along Alingri, a hardcore German fan from
  • ‘Normalize Kindness’
    A teacher’s campaign to provide smartphones to students in Nagaland Kanili Kiho Dimapur | June 10 When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, procurement of essential commodity was a concern. However, Sentikala M Lemtur, a young teacher had a different kind of worry. With onset of the pandemic and the beginning of online classes, she saw that many families did not own even a single smartphone. That is when reality hit home for her. Having a heart for children, Lemtur dec
  • Nagaland: Church donates 100 Oxygen cylinders towards COVID care
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 9  In a rare gesture which has caught the attention and also appreciation from many corners, the Dimapur Ao Baptist Church (DABA) donated 100 Oxygen cylinders (jumbo) to six private hospitals in Dimapur that have COVID Care Centres and also to Dr Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital and Impur Christian Hospital under Mokokchung district on June 8. “As a church, in our common fight against the pandemic, we have been engaging in all p
  • The Kofi Annan Changemakers 2021
    Zeinorin Angkang’s vision to transform  Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | June 8 “The tribal food has a lot of wisdom that has been passed down from generation to generation. It is very resilient and I think it is very special. We need to protect and expand more, and for me, to be a part of food security is what called me home.” This is what brought Zeinorin Stephen Angkang, back to her native village in Ukhrul, where she founded “Hill Wild” in t
  • Nagaland Fitness Community to raise COVID-19 relief fund
    Kanili Kiho Dimapur | June 6 Sticking to the old adage, ‘health is wealth,’ the Nagaland Fitness Community has once again joined hands to do their bit – creating awareness on the joy of fitness in every home. In 2020, when the novel coronavirus pandemic first hit the State, this group of fitness professionals had come together and shared awareness on health and positivity through recorded videos shared across social media. This year, they will give out live
  • First woman VDB Secretary in Mon
    First Konyak woman VDB  Secy ready to take charge Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | June 6  Breaking new ground in women leadership, 32-year-old W Manni has been elected as the Village Development Board (VDB) Secretary of Wangti village under Chen Block in Mon district on June 5, 2021. She is the first Konyak woman to be elected as VDB Secretary and among the rare breed of women in the State to have accomplished this feat. W Manni was elected from among seven candidat