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  • Sangphure in Kiphire is reviving indigenous salt harvesting after 50 years
    Natural flowing spring salt water at Sangphure. (Morung Photo)   P. Achumse Yingbithongrü Kiphire | July 3 Sanphure, a Sangtam Village located 30 km from Kiphire town is known for its indigenous practice of salt harvesting during ancient days. The salt produced from Sanphure village is believed to have medicinal value. This village was a booming commercial centre as people, far and near, particularly from Kiphire, Zunehaboto and Tuensang district came to buy salt.
  • Cyberbullying and online harassment prevalent in Nagaland
    Most people experiencing cyber bullying, trolling or harassment do not come forward and talk about it due of lack of awareness and education towards these issues in Nagaland. (Image for representational purposes only)   Aotula Pongen Dimapur | July 1 Bullying has shifted from the real world to the virtual world where it is a place full of predators that stalk and harass unsuspecting victims. Many people experiencing cyberbullying or harassment in Nagaland, however, do
  • ‘Time for forgiveness and reconciliation’
    Our Correspondent Jotsoma | April 4 On the occasion of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Battle of Kohima World War II here today, Medo Keretsü, Head GB of Kohima Village Council today requested the Japanese and Britishers to apologize to one another and also reach out to the Naga people and heal old wounds and together move forward with the message of peace and universal brotherhood. Sharing his thoughts to Japanese and Britishers, he said “The WW II start
  • ‘Looking back in order to look towards the future’
    75th anniversary of Battle of Kohima WW-II commemorated  Chizokho Vero Jotsoma | April 4  The 75th anniversary commemoration programme of Battle of Kohima (World War-II (1944-2019) with the theme ‘Remembrance, Reconciliation, Rebirth’ took place here today at Regional Centre of Excellence for Music & Performing Arts (RCEMPA), Jotsoma.  “The Battle of Kohima is etched in our hearts as one of the fiercest and toughest battles during the Seco
  • Journey of ‘a village boy’ to Director of BSI
    Morung Express Feature Dimapur | April 2 Dr. Ashiho Asosü Mao, the first Director of Botanical Survey of India (BSI) from the North East India and the first ever among the ST/SC/OBC category to hold the prestigious position in the history of BSI since its establishment in 1890, describes himself  as “a village boy.”  Dr. Mao hails from Makhel village in Tahamzam (Senapati district). He took office in March and will continue till May 2025.  Dr.
  • ‘Path for peace & reconciliation is arduous’
    Survivors of the Bali bombings of 2002 speak of their journey to heal Morung Express Feature  Bali (Indonesia) | April 1 For Hayati Eka Lakshmi, partner of a victim of the 2002 Bali bombings, and her two sons, reconciling with the past was not easy. But she took the step anyway when Ali Fauzi facilitated a meeting of her older son and the son of a perpetrator of the Bali bombings to explore an attempt at reconciliation.  Ali Fauzi is himself a former bomb maker for
  • United colours of discrimination
    Rohingya, Transgender, Assamese Bengali Muslim share stories as persecuted minorities    Morung Express News  Bali (Indonesia) | March 31 It is genocide. Khin Mg Myint of the Harmony Working Group, Myanmar (Burma), shows no sign of doubt while speaking about the persecution that the Rohingya people from the Rakhine state of Myanmar have been undergoing for decades now.  “More than one million Rohingya have been forcibly deported to Bangladesh,&rdquo