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    Some of the players filling up the tire tracks inside the ground. (Morung Photo)   A view of the Loyem Memorial Ground after the repair work carried out by the players. (Morung Photo)   Young footballers repair damaged Loyem Memorial Ground Moses Hongang Chang Tuensang | November 15 While the COVID-19 pandemic has dampened most activities, it has also brought out the importance of every individual’s contribution towards community building
    Young people in Tuensang come together for change Moses Hongang Chang Tuensang | November 13 Active citizenship means people getting involved in their local communities and democracy at all levels, from towns to cities to nationwide activity. It can be as small as a campaign to clean up your street or as big as educating young people about democratic values, skills and participation. In this two part series, The Morung Express explores how three groups of young people in
  • Wisdom Company: Let’s build something together
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | November 10 “Along with many other aspects of traditional work ethics, ‘skilled labour’ has been forsaken in the Naga society wherein jobs like plumbing, sewer maintenance, carpentry, welding, etc., are not seen as viable jobs primarily because society does not consider them worthy of being celebrated as decent jobs.” It was this observation that drove three young men- Zacükho Thingo, Pursunup Jamir, and Chete Thele to
    Next step for Yimpang Urban Sochum Moses Hongang Chang Tuensang | November 9 For many students of Yimpang village, located in Chingmei range, about 46km away from district headquarter Tuensang, lack of access to study materials and educational guidance are often the biggest obstacles standing in the way of their goals and dreams.  In 2014, the Yimpang students’ union decided to set in motion a separate study centre called the ‘Yimpang Urban Sochum’
    Yimpang villagers join hands for community upliftment Moses Hongang Chang Tuensang | November 8 For many students of Yimpang village in the far-flung Chingmei range of Tuensang district, lack of access to study materials and educational guidance are often the biggest obstacles standing in the way of their goals and dreams.  The community in the small village which has approximately 60 households shared a collective dream of providing a better study set up. 
  • Dimapur-Chümou 4-lane: Only ‘cosmetic works’ left to complete, claims firm
    Morung Express News Dimapur | November 6 The Dimapur-Chümoukedima 4-lane is reported to be on the verge of completion after overshooting the scheduled deadline by more than a year. An official of the firm, undertaking the project, told The Morung Express today that both lanes have been paved, including the drainage and divider.   The official informed that paving of the entire stretch was completed on September 20 and currently, “cosmetic works” were on to
    ‘Music is a gift. Share this gift. The more you share, the more you grow’  Morung Express News Abdon Mech’s original song ‘Again’ hit a note higher with the release of its piano version with piano maestro and performer, Nise Meruno.  Premiered on October 25 last, the popularity of the new version has also unlocked a new perspective and discussion around the idea of artists working on collaborations.  In a conversation with Th
  • US Election 2020: Nagas weigh in as world awaits outcome
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | November 4 The presidential election in the United States is going to impact the whole world as the leadership of the most powerful country in the world has a significant bearing on international affairs. Why it is important to us, Dr Tolto Metha asserts is because “Christianity came to us because of American evangelists and we are still rooted in our Christian faith because of them.” America, whose very foundation of the country was b
  • ‘One person, one vote’ still a distant dream in Nagaland
    Ketholeno Neihu Kohima | November 4 The bye-election to the two assembly constituencies in Nagaland on November 3 recorded an overall high poll percentage of 88.10% as compared to other years and as per the Election Commission's assessment, it was "by and large peaceful" and incidents, collectively remained low. The nexus of proxy voting However, the astounding turnout still point towards proxy-voting; collective voting in solidarity to a consensus candidate or
  • A cancer caregiver’s story of love, loss & hope
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | October 31 Behind every cancer patient are caregivers who play a critical role throughout the journey of cancer, making it more bearable with their love and kindness. While it is equally hard for the patient to learn about his/her diagnosis, caregivers often shoulder their responsibilities under sudden circumstances and without any preparation or guidance. As a caregiver and daughter of a cancer patient, Jeviholi Swu says, “it’s hard l
  • Temsu KBL: The unbreakable strength of passion
    Morung Express News Dimapur | October 31 The most inspiring stories are those with chronicles of starting the journey with zero capital or funding and sometimes no learning or experience. People who starts with nothing yet despite the odds are still able to accomplish unlikely feats are always motivating.  One such story with great lessons hidden for aspiring entrepreneurs that needs to be celebrated is about Temsukaba T Ao. As an aspiring entrepreneur in the making, he has
  • Bye-poll campaigns in full throttle, safety measures take backseat
    Morung Express news Kohima | October 29 Come election seasons, pre-election feasts and mass gathering of supporters putting up camps, not to mention public reception of campaigners, become a more regular and publicly observable affair in the Naga community.  However, given the threat the pandemic poses for the health and safety of the citizens, elections, undoubtedly cannot have the same flare. The Election Commission on this line also issued a broad set of 'guidelines
  • ‘Dreams & Chaos’ web series slated for November release
    Morung Express News Dimapur | October 30 Following the hit of Campus Blues which was released in 2010 and sold over 4000 copies, Sentilong Ozukum is back with its much awaited sequel Dreams & Chaos. The novel was released on October 24 last in Mokokchung.  His debut novel, Campus Blues (2010) is a satirical novel on the education system of the country where the protagonist, Moluti Jamir, takes the readers on a journey of love, friendship and self-discovery. It was adapt
  • ‘Follow your passion to find purpose in life’
    In conversation with Sentilong Ozukum on writing, life, next novel and more Morung Express Feature  Dimapur | October 30 A week after the release of the much awaited novel ‘Dreams & Chaos,’ The Morung Express had a chance to ask Sentilong Ozukum some questions about his writing process and the world he has inhabited in his writings.  Sentilong is a civil servant, a motivational speaker and an emerging literary voice from North East India. His debut n
  • Nagaland: 2nd highest adult HIV prevalence in India
    Political will, leadership and commitment required to combat HIV & AIDS Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | October 29 Nagaland has the 2nd highest adult (15-49 years) HIV prevalence in the country at 1.45% (female-1.41% and male- 1.50%), greater than the national prevalence at 0.22%. According to the ‘India HIV estimates 2019 report’ by NACO and ICMR, Mizoram was estimated to have the highest adult HIV prevalence (2.32%), followed by Nagaland (1.45%) and Ma
  • Media as an unbiased purveyor of information
    As per CEO not a single reported case of ‘paid news’ in Nagaland  Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | October 22 Along with the power and influence that media holds, also comes great responsibility— a responsibility to uphold fairness.  Maintaining ethical standards of journalism is the expected norm, and the question of ‘paid news’ often rears its head, smearing the concept of a ‘free and fair’ news media.  With B
  • Amid COVID-19, menace of single use plastic resurfaces
    Atono Tsükrü Kense  Kohima | October 20 With so much said and done on environmental and health issues related to single use plastics, the government of Nagaland called for a state-wide total ban on single use plastics which came into force on September 18, 2019. The ban gained momentum as usage of single use plastic both by the vendors and public lessened to an extent. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown, the efforts of the government and its a
  • Kents Vlog: The rise of a food vlogger
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | October 20  Shot with no fancy gadgets but fueled with so much passion and energy, Apollos Kent’s vlog titled “Catch snail, cook with maize and eat in Naga style” which he posted three months ago on his YouTube Channel- Kents Vlog has fetched over 2.3 million views and still counting. It is his very own recipe, inspired by his wife who suggested “why don’t you try something different?” “In the village
  • Church in Pfütsero initiates project to create part-time jobs for youth
    Morung Express News Kohima | October 19 To instill work culture among its youth, the Youth Department of Pfütsero Town Baptist Church has initiated a project called the Net-Work project. Introduced a month ago, Net-Work project presently has 50+ registered youth offering varied services such as domestic labour (babysitting, housekeeping, gardening), day labour (deliveries, shop keeping), manual labour, field labour etc. Designed to help generate revenue for the individual,
  • Conquering the fashion world, one outfit at a time
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | October 13  Not many people find their life’s calling for a very long period of time. But Vilhousa Movi discovered his passion for fashion and designing at an early age despite having absolutely no exposure to the world of fashion as a small village boy. “Since childhood I have been very interested in colours and creating something new,” the 31-year-old designer, who has come a long way creating designs, says. Been drawn to