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  • Ericulture: Providing sustainable livelihood
    Morung Express News  Chungtia | February 11 Chungtia village in Mokokchung district is emerging as one of the most promising villages in Nagaland with huge potential for Ericulture.  300 families in the village are rearing silkworms through Eri Silk Development Project for Women Empowerment under the North Eastern Region Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS), Ministry of Textiles.  While the scheme targets 300 women beneficiaries, there are also several families pr
  • Citizens bear brunt of fuel shortage in Kohima
    Morung Express News Kohima | February 10 "It has been two days since I went to the fuel station and returned empty handed. This morning I went to the station at 4 am and waited for two hours but did not receive any petrol," a Kohima citizen shared on Wednesday. For the past few days, the State Capital Kohima has been facing a shortage of fuel with long queues of vehicles being a common sight across the fuel stations in the Capital. The shortage began soon after the
  • WSBAK models for better, affordable health care service
    Morung Express News Dimapur | February 10  Ushering in noble steps forward during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Purification Plant and Dialysis Unit was inaugurated at the District Hospital Dimapur (DHD), under the initiative of the Western Sumi Baptist Akukuhou Kuqhakulu (WSBAK) on February 9. When The Morung Express contacted the WSBAK COVID-19 technical team, Dr Hotokhu Chishi said that the WSBAK is a Church-based organisation which is “equall
  • Iron Ground: Proving bullies wrong
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | February 10 Growing up Manen Jamir was always the “brilliant student and an academic success,” not until he reached his eighth and ninth standard. From an outspoken and active one, he slowly became an introvert and reserved person. His school grades also dropped and most of the time he was confined to the four walls of his room.  The worried family tried everything they could in their strength to intervene and help Manen to ov
  • Can the NPF’s dissenting MLAs attend Assembly session?
    Heard over 2 days, Court reserves judgment  Morung Express News Dimapur | February 9 The 7th session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) is scheduled to commence from February 12. However, whether 7 NPF MLAs would be able to attend the session hung in the balance as the court reserved judgment on two Interlocutory Applications (IA) connected to an intra-party legal squabble in the opposition NPF.  The squabble has its roots in the 2019 Lok Sabha
  • A step towards equal opportunity
    Students receive free coaching classes in Noklak Morung Express News Kohima | February 9 In a joint initiative, free coaching classes for various departmental exams began recently at Noklak with classes being undertaken at the SP Office conference hall. Believing that all students deserves equal opportunities, the coaching classes are being provided by Dr Pritpal Kaur IPS (SP Noklak), Yithachu EAC Noklak, Dr Suhas (45 AR), and Ankit, a government employee at Noklak. Class
  • HC directs Nagaland Government to re-examine honorarium for VGs
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | February 8 The Kohima Bench of the Gauhati High Court, in a significant judgment, has directed the Nagaland Government to constitute an expert committee within 3 weeks to “examine and determine” the enhancement of honorarium and  other allowances to the Village Guards (VGs). The committee also has to submit its report within 4 months from the day of its constitution.  The committee, to be constituted in consultation wi
  • Lighthouse: Bozio Nienu releases new music video
    Morung Express News Dimapur | February 8 ‘Lighthouse’ is the latest music video by Kohima-based musician Bozio Nienu. Released on February 7, the song is about finding ‘peace and calm’. In an interaction with The Morung Express on Monday, the singer shared about the story behind the song. “I wrote this song to stress and portray a happy place that exists in everybody, a picture or a thought or a memory which brings peace and calm. In my case,
  • Still wiser to wear mask, prevent COVID-19
    Masks work best when everyone wears one Atono Tsükrü Kense  Kohima | February 7 Wearing of mask can be uncomfortable, besides impairing facial recognition. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become more a norm than an imposition. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highly recommends that masks should be used as part of the comprehensive strategy and measures to suppress transmission and save lives&
  • An ACT to mask up!
    Morung Express News Dimapur | February 7 Masks are a simple barrier to help prevent your respiratory droplets from reaching others. As COVID-19 spread all across the world, many of us became aware of how important face masks are.  Even with the coming of vaccines, healthcare officials from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and institutions around the world have continued urging people to wear face masks as a way to preven
  • Nagaland: Only state in India without a medical college
    Morung Express News Dimapur | February 6 It is a known fact that Nagaland has no medical school. It has been so for 57 years since gaining statehood in the Union of India. Besides that, Nagaland, the second oldest state in the north-east, also has the distinction or rather the ignominy of being the only state in India without a medical college. This is as per data tabled by the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Ashwini Kumar Choubey in the Lok Sabha on F
  • ‘Being a woman has never affected my work’
    First woman chairperson of SBCZ deacon council shares her experience Y Merina Chishi Dimapur | February 6 As more Naga women take on leadership roles in various fields, the church too is slowly opening its doors by empowering women and breaking down gender barriers. Among the many Naga women who have pushed the boundaries is Kalito Hokishe Kiho, the first woman to be elected chairperson of a deacon council in January 2020 and reelected again this year by the Sumi Baptist
  • Nagaland: Startup employment remains low in State
    Morung Express News Dimapur | February 5 The number of people employed by startup companies in Nagaland is increasing, but there is still a long way to go in terms of offering substantial opportunities to its citizens, according to official data.      Employment in startups  in Nagaland was 9 in 2018, 10 in 2019, and 32 in 2020, informed data provided by the Minister of State, Ministry of Commerce & Industry Som Parkash in reply to an ‘Unstarred Que
  • ‘I dream big for my people of Nagaland’
    Morung Express News Kohima | February 5 “I dream big for my people of Nagaland”, says Rev Fr James Thoppil, Bishop of Kohima Diocese, who observes that the Naga society had great values such as honesty, hard work, sincerity, equality, hospitality, transparency and openness, which they practiced for ages, even before they became Christians. Unfortunately, he points out, ‘instead of fortifying and strengthening these values, we have lost them.’  He
  • ‘I am and I will’: Life beyond cancer
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | February 4 “Waking up every morning is in itself a miracle, surviving cancer is another miracle” is something that Ahimsa Zhimo has strongly come to believe. On the occasion of World Cancer Day that is observed every year on February 4, she reaffirmed that there is life beyond cancer and a life that can be celebrated after cancer.   With a lot of stigma associated with cancer, she said that along with the disease comes emotional p
  • Noklak Police reinforces ‘war against drug abuse’
    Forms Anti Drug Squad Morung Express News Kohima | February 4 With the prevailing menace of drug abuse in Noklak district, an Anti Drugs Squad was recently formed by the SP Noklak, Dr Pritpaul Kaur, at the Noklak Police Unit on January 28.  Under the theme ‘war against drugs abuse’, the squad will be building awareness amongst the youth and students, coordinate with NGOs in organising seminars on livelihood skills, besides conducting regular checking and raid
  • 15th Finance Commission: What’s in store for Nagaland?
    Moa Jamir Dimapur | February 3 To say that the Government of Nagaland (GoN) has been waiting eagerly for the final report of 15th Finance Commission (XVFC)’s recommendation would be an understatement.  As a financially-crunched State, funds from the Union Government, developmental or otherwise, are crucial. Presenting the 2020-21 State’s Budget on February 13, 2020, Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio started his speech highlighting that the “coming financial y
  • XVFC: Nods for landing strips in each district, new Raj Bhavan in Nagaland
    Rs 100 cr recommended for completion of new High Court Complex Moa Jamir Dimapur | February 3 The 15th Finance Commission (XVFC), which was tabled in the Union Parliament on February 1, has recommended several state specific projects worth Rs 525 for Nagaland, to be implemented during the award period 2021-26.  Due consideration will be given to these recommendation, the Union Government said on these several state specific recommendations.  It included construct
  • Building ‘road of hope’ from Pfütsero to Zhavame
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | February 3 The coming together of 25 youths from Razeba area under Phek district has spelled hope for better connectivity for citizens of the four villages under Razeba range namely Zhavame, Zelome, Razeba and Tsupfüme. In what they describe as ‘My Road, My Future’, this group of young people are looking at crowd funding to repair the deplorable 10-kilometre stretch of road from Pfütsero to Zhavame village, that serves as the
  • ‘Naga’: Storytelling on canvas
    An exhibition of paintings by Meren Imchen Morung Express News Kohima | February 3 What began with a very simple notion of painting an old lady purely out of imagination led Meren Imchen to do a series titled “Naga” that explores and depicts the rich traditions and heritage of different Naga tribes. “Ketsamiapfü” meaning “Elderly Woman” in the Angami language, is the first piece that appears in the series, wherein the artist imagined t