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  • Tsüngchi Samanir Ka
    Easterine Kire   A review – part one Uncle Lanu Toy’s biography came in the post yesterday. This beautifully bound book weighing a little more than a kilogram has a warm photograph of a smiling Uncle Toy on the cover. A big welcome-to-my-world smile.   To have men with the life experience of Uncle Lanu Toy still among us, and to be able have their lives documented is a blessing to all of us in more ways than one.   The biographer and transl
  • Mon’s battle with drugs: Punishment gives way to Education and treatment
    Confiscated opium smoking pipes in Mon. Communities in Mon have come together to tackle the menace of drug abuse in the district by adopting new strategies focussed on education, awareness and treatment rather than confrontation and punishment. (Morung File Photo)   Atono Tsükrü Kense  Kohima | February 27 For decades, Mon district has been afflicted with a drug menace, whereby civil organizations have implemented several strategies and measures to control sale,
  • ALOBO NAGA: Walking with purpose
    Morung Express Feature  Becoming one of the most trendy and inspirational musicians to emerge out of North East India, Alobo Naga - artist, composer, songwriter and Director of Musik-A (Alobo Naga School of music) shows how to embrace uniqueness to achieve fulfillment in life.  Alobo showed signs of great showmanship at the tender age of 5, started writing and performing original compositions by age 12 and performed over 500 performances across the world in a span o
  • How livable is your City? Kohimains share perspectives
    Murals, painted by citizens of different Wards in Kohima, are seen in the photos. The initiative is part of Kohima Smart City’s Citizens Engagement. (Morung Photos)   Ketholeno Neihu Kohima | February 24 The Kohima Smart City Development Limited (KSCDL) recently launched a ‘Citizen Perception Survey’ as part of its effort to improve the capital’s performance in the upcoming Ease of Living Index survey.  Kohima was ranked the second most unlivable city
  • Misappropriation et al: Nagaland Govt recovers mere 1.77% of Rs 178 Cr
    Nagaland Lokayukta offers some hope    Morung Express News  Dimapur | February 23  As of March 31, 2018, there were 29 cases of theft, misappropriation, loss of government material and defalcation in 13 departments in Nagaland involving money amounting to Rs 178.96 crore. Out of this, the government so far has been able to recover just Rs 3.16 crore or 1.77%, of the total money involved, according to the Comptroller and Auditor General of India
  • Only in Nagaland: Completed bridge sans attached roads
    The RCC T-Beam Girder Bridge over River Dishakapu near ARTC, Dimapur which was reported as completed in January 2018. In this picture taken during a joint verification in July 2018, CAG finds no road attached to the bridge. (Photo: CAG)   Morung Express News Dimapur | February 23 The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has brought to light the case of a bridge construction project between Dimapur and Jalukie which was labeled completed, though not attached t
  • Nagaland: 1,27,889 employees under State Govt payroll & increasing
    Includes 14,220 employments under CSS/CPS    Morung Express News  Dimapur | February 22 A total of 1,27,889 employees are under the Nagaland State Government’s payroll, with an addition of 2,634 in the last one year, according to official statements laid at the recently concluded 5th Session of 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA).  There were 1,25,255 employees in 2019-20. However, out of the total increase in employment, 1,719 were appoi
  • Nagaland: Rs 18.08 crore for incomplete works
    CAG puts PWD (R&B) in spot   Morung Express News Dimapur | February 21  The Nagaland Public Works Department (R&B) made payments of Rs 18.08 crore to contractors of three road projects “without execution of works,” found the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.  In its report for the year ending March 31, 2018, the CAG informed that these payments were made with regard to the Jendang Saddle to Noklak Pangsha road (Phase-II), ro
  • 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
  • Nagaland: ‘Fraudulent payments’ of Rs 20.89 Cr in RD Department
    Morung Express News Kohima | February 19 The Nagaland Rural Development (RD) Department has come under the scanner of the Comptroller and Auditor Genera (CAG) of India for reportedly making “fraudulent payments” to the tune of Rs 20.89 crore.  This includes “fraudulent payments” of Rs 14.68 crore without execution of works and Rs 6.21 crore payment without receipt of materials. The CAG report for the year 2017-18 detected that technical personnel in charge
  • New kid on the runway: Theja Soru scores gig at Blenders Pride Fashion Tour
    Theja Soru walks the ramp at the 15th edition of the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2019-20 in New Delhi. (Photo Courtesy: IANS)   Kanili Kiho Meet fresh faced Theja Soru, the first male Naga Model to score a gig at the recently concluded Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2020.   In a chat with The Morung Express, the 19-year old said it has been well over a year since he joined the modeling industry. However, for the young lad, who hails from Zhadima village in
  • 5 Nagaland bird species in ‘High Conservation Concern’
    Brown-capped Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron austeni). (Photo: lonelyshrimp / CC0 via Wikimedia Commons)​​​​   Naga Wren Babbler ‘Near Threatened,’ Dark-rumped Swift and Bird Blyth's Tragopan listed as ‘Vulnerable' in IUCN Red List status   Morung Express News  Dimapur | February 18 Five species of birds from Nagaland are among the 101 species in India categorised under ‘High Conservation Concern,’ according to a report to which o
    Enhanced capacity of 456 health committees   Our Correspondent Kohima | February 18   The Nagaland Health Project is an Externally Aided Project funded by International Development Association which was approved on January 16, 2017.   Since inception, the project has enhanced the capacity of 456 health committees in Nagaland with intensive training and handholding support.   This was stated in the Annual Administrative Report 2019-20 o
  • Nagaland: With E-Waste increasing, govt aims to streamline their disposal
    E-waste materials collected in Dimapur. (Photo Courtesy: e-CIRCLE Dimapur)   Our Correspondent Kohima | February 16 The increasing growth of Information Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructures in all government departments is also leading to an increase in generation of E-Waste in Nagaland.    With greater reliance on ICT for office automation in daily functioning of government offices, there has also been a increasing number of ICT products and
  • 'Tenyi Vo' to be introduced at pig breeding farm in Sathazu
    ‘Tenyi Vo’ an indigenous pig from Nagaland. (Photo Courtesy: @r_khing/Twitter)   Morung Express News Dimapur | February 16 Nagaland’s very own indigenous pig breed 'Tenyi Vo' recognised by the National Bureau of Animal Genetics & Research, will be introduced at pig breeding farm, Sathazu Phek. This was informed by MLA & Advisor, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services & Women Resource Development, Government of Nagaland, R Khing on his official T
  • A place of her own
    Easterine Kire   A cousin of mine moved out of town about a year ago. She now lives in a semi-rural settlement some twenty kilometres from Kohima. She keeps three dogs, and an outlaw cat. A very broody hen greets you at the entrance to her kitchen. She grows her own vegetables and says that she would never go back to live in the city again. ‘The only items I buy are milk, tea, salt and sugar,’ says she. On the few days that she has had to make trips into Kohima, she came
  • Naga Wrestling: The highest grossing sport in Nagaland
    Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | February 12 Naga wrestling is by far the highest grossing sporting event in the State of Nagaland.  The traditional grappling sport, an integral part of the Tenyimias since ‘time immemorial,’ is loved by both young and old, and men and women alike. The Naga wrestling tournament organised by the Nagaland Wrestling Association (NWA) nets an astounding total of more than Rs 70 lakhs per tournament, making it the highest revenue genera
  • Nagaland: Missing children cases increasing but most are traced
    (Image:   Morung Express News   Dimapur | February 11 Cases of missing children in Nagaland saw a drastic increase since 2015. However, most of those missing children were traced, according to the figure provided by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) in the Parliament recently.  Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, told the Rajya Sabha on February 6 that a total of 97 children went missing in 201
  • Nagaland imports animal husbandry products worth Rs 212.03 crore
    Our Correspondent Kohima | February 9 The production of animal husbandry products in the Nagaland has been gradually increasing though the state is facing a shortfall of 56.65%, according to a departmental report.  The Annual Administrative Report 2019-20 of the Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services (AH&VS), citing the Sample Survey Report of 2018-19, stated that the state produced 43.35% of the total requirement worth of Rs. 1219.70 crore leaving
  • 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