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  • ‘Medicines at your doorstep’
    Nagaland’s first online pharmacy app launched Morung Express News Dimapur | May 27 Among other issues, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for creating local and more convenient access to health care. Pharmacies in Nagaland have been exempted from the pandemic induced lockdown. However, with restrictions on movement, the access to medicines and other health products has been a problem for the citizens, especially those in the rural and remote areas. Under
  • Reimagining church amid pandemic disruption
    Morung Express News Dimapur | May 27 Being the church during the times of a pandemic continues to pose significant challenges and it would be impractical to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on churches. With restriction on mass gatherings, churches are finding new ways of reaching out to congregations and shifting the existing worship to online networks. However, in a place like Nagaland, factors such as lack of internet connectivity, power supply and gadgets attribute
  • Power: Hundreds of crores in unrealised revenue
    As Nagaland govt seeks fiscal aid, the State’s energy sector has over Rs 300 cr arrears from consumers Imkong Walling  Dimapur | May 26 The Nagaland State government has been admittedly dependent on dole-outs from New Delhi. The COVID-19 pandemic further exposed the wobbly fund situation, the government struggling to gather resources and even having to seek the aid of the Confederation of Indian Industries to procure some Rs 64cr worth of vaccines for the 18-44 ye
  • Bee farming widely practiced in Nagaland state
    Our Correspondent Kohima | May 26 Beekeeping or bee farming is a widely practiced in Nagaland state and is a growing trend which has become a way of life for many in the state. This was stated in the Annual Administrative Report 2020-21 of the Nagaland Horticulture department. Beekeeping is as old as history and is an agro-based activity which was introduced in 2005 under National Horticulture Mission for promoting cross pollination of Horticultural Crops, and since then been me
  • Instagramers in Nagaland ‘back up’ stores on Telegram, WhatsApp 
    Morung Exrpress News  Dimapur | May 26  As the May 26 deadline for tech giants to comply with new Information Technology (IT) rules approached in India, there were considerable buzz regarding possible ban of popular social media apps like Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter.  Nagaland was no exception to the unfolding situation. The buzz was most visible on Instagram, which in recent years has become a thriving platform for people to sell or purchase product online &n
  • ‘People need Church now more than ever’
    Morung Express News Dimapur | May 26 “It is 2020. The global lockdown begins and when the closure of Churches was announced, a drunken uncle in the neighborhood ridicules, ‘Moi bacha time para aji thak ekbar hoilewi Church bon kuria toh hunia nai. Pastor kahn eman hala kuri thakia toh sob kutey asey?’ Yes, it was really disheartening that places of worship had to be vacated. That uncle’s tone was purely of disappointment and not mockery and of course, even i
  • One Year of COVID-19 in Nagaland: Timeline of Cases
    A relatively light first wave, a lethal second wave Moa Jamir  Dimapur | May 24 “Nagaland is no longer a green zone” read The Morung Express’ front page headline on May 26, 2020 a day after Nagaland officially reported its first three confirmed cases of COVID-19. A year after the first-three COVID-19 cases were confirmed on May 25, 2020, this is a timeline of the cases in Nagaland thereafter. While the exact detection of the first COVID-19 cases
  • Medziphema man converts car into ‘free ambulance’
    Atono Tsükrü Kense  Kohima | May 24 The crisis and fear induced by the ongoing second wave of COVID-19 has become a grim reminder of how vulnerable humans are. However, it has also brought some of the best empathetic sides of people.  One such example is that of 42-year-old John Bendang from Medziphema who, braving the odds hurled against him, has volunteered to transport sick and COVID-19 patients in his private car to Dimapur. He is currently serving at Com
  • A mother’s story of giving birth while COVID positive
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | May 23 When 32-year-old expectant mother Ruokuotuonuo Kense developed a cough in her third trimester of pregnancy, with barely a week left for delivery, she was hoping against hope that it would not be a symptom of COVID-19. She had diligently followed every public health advice. “Since I was due, we were very careful with everything,” she told The Morung Express. However, her worst fears came true when she tested positive for COVID-19
  • Horti dept for ‘healthy, wealthy and sustainable’ Nagaland
    Our Correspondent Kohima | May 23 The varied agro climatic zones of Nagaland state provides conditions that are well suited for cultivation of fruits, vegetables, flowers, spices, plantation crops, medicinal and aromatic and other horticultural crops. Horticulture is one of the most important sectors that generate relatively higher income and employment opportunity in rural areas besides providing nutritional security, according to the Annual Administrative Report 2020-2021 of h
  • BLACK FUNGUS: 8848 patients across India, 1 active case in NE
    •    No cases in Nagaland, 1 active in Tripura •    Centre enhances allocation of Amphotericin-B to combat infections  Morung Express News Dimapur | May 22 There are approximately 8,848 patients with Mucormycosis or ‘black fungus’ infection across the country, including one active case in Tripura, the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers (MoC&F), DV Sadananda Gowda informed on Saturday.  The ministry i
  • Khonoma Nature Conservation & Tragopan Sanctuary wins India Biodiversity Awards 2021
    Morung Express News Kohima | May 22 Khonoma Nature Conservation & Tragopan Sanctuary (KNCTS) has won the prestigious India Biodiversity Awards 2021 under the category “Sustainable Use of Biological Resources.” The winners were announced on Saturday at the virtual celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity. The India Biodiversity Awards is a joint initiative by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, National Biodiversity Authority and
  • ‘We plant, we grow, we experience’
    Ozü Atsü Project focused on cultivating self-reliance Limasenla Jamir  Mokokchung| May 21 When the global pandemic started in 2020, all market activities were put to halt and it became difficult to procure fresh vegetables for consumption in Mokokchung Town. It was during this period the Mokokchung Town Baptist Church Youth Department (MTBA YD) initiated the Self-Reliance Project under which the ‘Ozü Atsü (My garden) Project’ and ‘Backy
  • ‘Humanity comes first’
    COVID-19 survivor recounts road to recovery  Kanili Kiho Dimapur | May 21 Eleven days after being admitted in the District Hospital Dimapur (DHD) for COVID-19, popular Naga musician Sunep Lemtur is on the road to recovery. He was discharged from the hospital on May 19 and relocated to a hotel for further seven-day isolation. On the night of May 18, Lemtur received his final report that read ‘negative’ to tears of joy. He had rushed to the hospital alone on Ma
  • No over-crowding in Nagaland jails: HPC
    Morung Express news  Kohima | May 21  No prisoner under trial in the State has so far been released after the High Powered Committee (HPC) constituted by the State Government reviewed decongestion issues on May 13 observing that there is no over-crowding of jails in Nagaland.  While the issue of decongestion of prisons among others in view of the pandemic was brought last year, Nagaland state released 109 Under Trial Prisoners (UTPs) on parole out of 537 prisoners
  • Noklak Town Council office constructed in record 10 days
    Morung Express News Kohima | May 21 In Noklak, Nagaland’s youngest district, the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Reny Wilfred is introducing initiatives to build low cost housing. As the first experimental project, Wilfred and his administration team, in an undertaking of the Municipal Affairs, built the Noklak Town Council office cum facilitation counter building at DC Office complex, in ten days at a budget of Rs 9.5 lakh. The budget-friendly house was completed with the assi
  • COVID is unpredictable, following SOPs vital
    Principal Director of DoHFW urges following all basic preventive protocols Morung Express News Kohima | May 20 After a year of the pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has acknowledged that the Coronavirus can be airborne, and can spread in poorly ventilated or crowded settings. Principal Director, Health & Family Welfare, Dr Neikhrielie Khimiao during an interaction with The Morung Express said “since the virus is now spread through the medium of air&mdash
  • No case of ‘black fungus’ reported in Nagaland so far
    Centre’s drugs allocation suggests absence of infection in NE States  Morung Express News Dimapur | May 19 Nagaland, so far, has not reported any case of ‘Mucormycosis’ or black fungus, a State official informed today, while the Centre’s list of allocation of COVID-19 essential drugs to be supplied from May 10-31 indicated absence of the infection in other North East States. The list was annexed by the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilise
  • A second chance at life
    COVID-19 survivor recounts road to recovery Atono Tsükrü Kense  Kohima | May 19 For a person who survived COVID-19, leaving the hospital after treatment was only the beginning of getting back to health, as he recounted the journey from overcoming the disease to full recovery. Dr Neikhrielie Khimiao’s recovery story is an inspiration for a ‘second chance’ at life, as he now heads the State Directorate of Health & Family Welfare as the P
  • Nagaland: INTACH calls for preservation of American Missionary Bungalow in Impur 
    Morung Express News Dimapur | May 17 The Architectural Heritage Division (AHD) of Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has called for preserving the Second American Missionary Bungalow at Impur, Nagaland and listed the same on its “Heritage at Risk Register.” In an update on its official Twitter handle, INTACH AHD informed that the 2nd American Missionary Bungalow (Upper Bungalow) was constructed in 1896 under the supervision of American Mis