Morung Exclusive

  • 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
  • ELIMINATING PLASTICS USE
    Needs change in habit and attitude   Alice Yhoshü Kohima | February 12  As Nagaland struggles to do away with plastics after the State Government issued a ban on plastics last November, the State capital's municipal body has embarked on several strategies to sensitize the public on the ill-effects of plastic, the latest being a handholding effort with the community’s major stakeholders: women.  Know about plastic •    Mo
  • Kiphire town on its way to be ‘plastics free’
    In need of an effective waste management system   P. Achumse Yingbithongru Kiphire | February 10  There are increasing concerns about the use of plastics in our day-to-day lives. Owning up to the responsibilities toward a sustainable future, Kiphire Town Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KTCCI), as part of its sustain initiative on ‘Safe Environment & Kiphire Polythene Free Town,’ has enforced complete ban on the use of plastics by business establish
  • Is the Nagaland PRESS Free?
    • We must create our own ideals • Critical reflections on press freedom in Nagaland   Morung Express News Dimapur | May 5   Along with an indifferent general public, there are several external and internal challenges to press freedom in Nagaland. This, a section of the press fraternity says, is hindering the healthy and vibrant progress of journalism in Nagaland. They share critical reflections in the backdrop of World Press Freedom Day observed on May
  • Teli Kiba: The First Woman GB
    Keren Rose Ovung Morung Express Feature It was somewhere in the 1940’s, a complicated case had arisen in the small village of Ighanumi, the GBs were at their wits end, eventually Sir. Charles Pawsey the then Deputy Commissioner had to personally come and settle the problem. The villagers had never seen a ‘white’ person forget a highly placed official, so it was not surprising that the moment the DC and his entourage entered the village, people scurried to every co