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    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
  • Nagaland’s SDGs report card: The Good, the Average and the Ugly
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | February 6  What is Nagaland’s status towards achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by 2030?  In which areas, the state is performing well or lacking behind and what are the goals that need urgent course correction?  As members of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) congregate for its 5th session from February 7 to 15 to chalk out plan for the next financial year, The Morung Ex
  • Nagaland: Use of cannabis among youngsters on the rise
    In this collage photo, anti-tobacco and anti-smoking campaign posters by the Nagaland State Legal Service Authority are seen pasted outside the entrance of a school gate in Kohima. (Morung Photo)     Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | February 5 As one enters a school building in Kohima, there is a poster on the entrance of the gate that reads “a friend in deed won’t make you smoke that weed.” Ganja also known as cannabis and marijuana is remains one of t
  • Plastic ban: Another NLTP in the making?
    •  4 months on, banned plastic bags found aplenty •  Consumers unaware of other alternative •  Eco-friendly bags struggling to get a foothold   Kanili Kiho  Dimapur | February 4 Plastic waste management has for years been a global concern with countries the world over grappling with the problem. Banning sounds easy enough but finding economically viable alternatives have turned out to be problematic, especially in a developing economy l
  • ‘You can be happy even in a broken body’
    Ameno Catherine Rolnu (extreme right) was among the first from the North East Region to be selected for the training course on Community Initiative in Inclusion (CII) at the Able Disabled All People Together (ADAPT), Mumbai.   Morung Express News Kohima | February 3 Ameno Catherine Rolnu, Disability Activist and a Researcher Assistant in Training and Pedagogy, was two years old when she developed Ontogenesis Imperfect disability (Imperfect Bone Formation), a condition
  • A ‘Guru’ and her love for weaving
    Punalemla weaving a traditional shawl at her home in Kumlong Ward, Mokokchung. (Morung Photo)   Longrangty Longchar Mokokchung | February 2 There was a time when every boy had to learn the art of bamboo or wooden craft making and every girl the art of weaving. Not anymore. Most of the present generation nowadays, especially in the towns, are into smart phones and other gadgets and are losing touch with the traditional arts and crafts practiced by their forebears.
  • Citizens protest against liquor trade in Kohima
    Peraciezie Colony, Kohima citizens marching against liquor trade on February 1 in Kohima. (Morung Photo)    Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | February 1  With authorities failing to curb sale of liquor despite a total prohibition act in place (Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition Act 1989), the Peraciezie Colony, Kohima organised a march against liquor trade on Saturday. The anti-liquor protest was organized by the Peraciezie Colony maintaining that alcoholism is
  • A call to ‘overcome evil with goodness’
    Kenei Kiso, pastor, Life Square Church leading the ‘7x7’ panel discussion during the Asia Harvest Alliance Conference 2020. The event was held at IMC Hall, Dimapur from January 29 to 31. (Photo Courtesy; AHA Media Team)    Asia Harvest Alliance Conference 2020 concludes  Dimapur, February 1 (MExN): The Asia Harvest Alliance Conference 2020 was conducted successfully under the theme “Alignment, Vision, Expansion” at IMC Hall, Dimapur from January 29 to 31.&
  • ‘Be a law-abiding citizen’
    Justice Kurian Joseph, Former Judge of Supreme Court of India addressing the 36th Year Convention of Catholic Association of Nagaland on February 1. (Morung Photo)   Catholic Association of Nagaland hosts talk on ‘role of the laity in the church and society’   Morung Express News Dimapur | February 1 Asserting that one of the most important roles of a laity is to be a law-abiding citizen, former judge of Supreme Court of India, Justice Kurian Joseph today
  • ‘Be the light that shines in the darkness’
    Most Rev Dr James Thoppil,  Justice Kurian Joseph, Rev Fr Dr AJ Sebastian, SDB with others during the day one of the 36th Year Convention of Catholic Association of Nagaland at Holy Cross Church, Dimapur on January 31. (Morung Photo)   Catholic Association of Nagaland 36th Year Convention commences    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 31 The 36th Year Convention of the Catholic Association of Nagaland (CAN) began here this evening at Holy Cross Chu
  • Maps are the languages that carry the land
    Easterine Kire   Surrounded by close friends and acquaintances, Hans Ragnar Mathisen launched his latest map on 1st July 2019, which was also his 74rth birthday. Artist Hans Ragnar is a map-maker as well. He has been working on maps from the seventies. Born in Northern Norway, he says in his own words, ‘ I was born  July 1st 1945 as one of a pair of twins at the hospital in Narvik, Sapmi, Norway or rather the ruins of a town that had been targeted for bombs during WWI
  • ‘Alignment, Vision, Expansion’
    Shan Kikon, Pastor of Faith Harvest Church, Kohima and Rev Dr Samuel Patta, The King's Temple Church, Hyderabad speaking during the first day of Asia Harvest Alliance Conference 2020 at IMC Hall, Dimapur on January 29. (Morung Photo)     Asia Harvest Alliance Conference 2020 underway    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 29   The three-day Asia Harvest Alliance Conference 2020 started off at IMC Hall, Dimapur on January 29. Over
  • Nagaland: Better services vital to improve farmer economy
    Farmers at a ginger field in Longtang village, Tuensang. (Photo Courtesy: NEIDA)     NEIDA has roped in nearly 10,000 households from three districts for large scale livelihood programmes   Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | January 28 Roping in nearly 10,000 farming households from 85 villages in the districts of Tuensang, Phek and Kiphire for a large scale livelihood programme under the North East Initiative Development Agency (NEIDA), there are success sto