Morung Exclusive

  • From subsistence to sustainability
    Women groups in Longmatra take steps towards self reliance Veroli Zhimo Longmatra | April 23 It is late April and the women of Longmatra village prepare to move their saplings from their kitchen gardens to the jhum fields located about three kilometres away from the village. The 80-odd women—all members of Self-Help Groups (SHGs), eagerly await the rain to begin the planting season.  Self-Help Groups (SHGs) are self-governed and peer-controlled networks that are mo
  • UPHC Duncan runs out of vaccine doses
    200 vials to arrive from Kohima today Morung Express News Dimapur | April 22 As the number of people getting vaccinated against COVID-19 sees tremendous increase day by day, the availability of the vaccine is also declining at the Urban Primary Health Centre, Duncan in Dimapur. Interacting with The Morung Express at her office chamber on April 22, Medical Officer in charge of the Centre, Dr Rose informed that the centre had used up all its vaccine vials by the end of the day.
  • Vaccine hesitancy dwindles, need for more doses emerge
    Morung Express News Dimapur | April 22 As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic hits Nagaland along with the rest of the country, the need for more supply of vaccines to health authorities has been urged.  The initial hesitancy to vaccines, according to health officials in the State, has subsided a bit. Health Centers have seen an increasing number of people registering themselves to get vaccinated.  Further, with the Central Government announcing that all people ab
  • Over 12,000 doses administered in Phek
    Morung Express News Phek | April 22 Over 12,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Phek district. They are being administered at one District hospital, three Community Health Centres in Chozuba, Pfutsero and Meluri, and 26 Primary Health Centres. The district currently has approximately 4,000 doses of vaccine in stock, informed Dr Kolhitso Khalo, District Immunization Officer (DIO), Phek. “These will last hardly a week because we cover about 500 ben
  • FINALLY!: Work begins for Accident & Trauma Center in NHAK
    Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | April 21 After years of delay, works for construction of level-II Accident and Trauma Centre at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) has begun. The Rs 6.0750 crore project is being taken up with 100% financial assistance by the central government covering expenses on civil works, manpower, equipment, communication and legal services and data entry. Due to acute space constraints with no prospect of taking up any developmental works insid
  • ‘A lesson a week to keep traffic violations at bay’
    Tuensang Police initiates road safety classes for traffic violators Morung Express News Dimapur | April 21 From riding without helmets to using mobile phones while on the move, to parking violations and driving under influence, the list of traffic violations is endless. In Tuensang, the case is no different. With multiple violations and accidents caused by non-adherence to traffic rules, the Tuensang Police has finally decided to address the issue for good. A
  • New houses along Khm-Jessami seen as ploy for compensation
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | April 19  Since the launching of the two lane with hard shoulder construction work at the Kohima-Jessami road on National Highway-29 in December last year, there has been random construction of temporary houses along the highway. This is viewed by many as a ploy to get compensation.  It may be recalled that Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs, Nitin Gadkari had virtually laid the foundation stone for the project along w
  • Unpaid bills: Nagaland legislators just as culpable as general energy consumers
    Residential quarters allotted to MLAs had over Rs 32 lakh in dues till Feb 2021 Imkong Walling  Dimapur | April 18 During the Budget session of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly in February, the energy sector became a subject of discussion. The Chief Minister led the discussion with other members also joining in. Among the many problems plaguing the State’s energy sector, one area of concern pointed out was the tendency to ignore paying energy bills by consumers with
  • Approach road to Jalukie’s lone private college in need of repair
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | April 18 With an enrolment of 338 students, St Xavier College, the only private college in Jalukie has come a long way since its establishment in 2005. Having started out with only 7 students, the College reportedly had 7 students in the State rank list in the last academic session. While the College strives to provide a bright road to the future for the students, the same cannot be said about the road leading to the College. The 900-metre road
  • Nagamese, a bane or a boon?
    Morung Express News Dimapur | April 17 Language is considered as one of the most distinct symbols of a community, a medium through which people belonging to the same region or area communicate, perceive ideas and relate. Indigenous languages belong to linguistically distinct communities that originated in a particular area. With several tribes and communities, Nagaland is home to a host of Naga indigenous languages. As a means of communication among diverse communities, Nagamese
  • Art work gives Tuensang a facelift
    Moses Hongang Chang  Tuensang | April 15 Travelling to the remotest part of Nagaland from Kohima and Dimapur, crossing many towns and villages, through bad roads and dense forests is an arduous journey. But once people enter Tuensang town, they are greeted by a beautifully designed Indoor Badminton Stadium. Constructed in 1999, the stadium went through many renovations but the newly painted building is the best pick among all of them.  The Tuensang District Badminto
  • Nagaland Govt sanctions 30 lakh for construction of new morgue in Kohima
    Good news but concern flagged over land stability  Morung Express News Kohima | April 15 Kohima will soon have a proper morgue, if things go as planned. The state government has sanctioned the construction to replace an existing ramshackle morgue at Paramedical colony.    Principal Director of Health & Family Welfare, Dr Kevichusa Medikhru, while confirming this, informed that Rs. 30 lakh has been sanctioned, under the State Plan 2020-2021, for a new morgue
  • A little push goes a long way
    Morung Express News Dimapur | April 15 A random act of kindness captured on camera by a passerby on Thursday has evoked the attention of netizens in Nagaland, with the picture being shared across various social media platforms. In a photo taken on April 15, a college student on a tricycle was seen being helped along the bumpy road by another student in the Showba village road in Dimapur. The photo was circulated with the caption “I took this picture this morning in Showba
  • MOSPI statistical profile reveals contrasting status of Nagaland’s PwDs
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | April 14 The latest statistical report compiled by a central ministry, among others, has revealed two contrasting status of the Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in Nagaland. On the positive side, corresponding with their total population, Nagaland had the highest share of PwDs designated as ‘workers’ in India at 51.92%.  Sikkim (49.04%) and Arunachal Pradesh (44.69%) were placed second and third highest respectively while i
  • Dr T Ao Trophy: 12 persons  test positive for COVID-19
    Morung Express News Dimapur | April 14 Amid the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases in Nagaland, 12 persons taking part in the 21st Dr T Ao Trophy in Kohima reportedly tested positive on Wednesday. According to official sources, the 12 persons who tested positive are members of the Longleng and Kiphire team. All participating teams had been informed to undergo mandatory COVID-19 test before their arrival in Kohima.  The Longleng team, however, reportedly arrived without t
  • Nagaland yet to appoint regular ombudsman for PLHIVs
    Activist alleges ‘internal arrangements’; Official blames COVID-19 pandemic for delay  Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | April 13 NGOs working with the People Living with HIV (PLHIV) population in Nagaland have expressed discontent with the alleged “internal arrangements” of designating an Ombudsman without following the laid down rules given by the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Act, 2017.  They opined that it could invite &l
  • Nagaland Health dept prepares for probable second wave of COVID-19
    Morung Express News Kohima | April 13 Fearing the worst of what may come, as the COVID-19 positive cases continue to spike after a lowdown, the Health department has set the ground preparations to face the challenges of more severe problems in case of a second wave. Speaking to a section of media personnel at his office chamber at the Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, Principal Director, Dr Kevichusa Medikhru said a series of discussion have been going to take stock of
  • Nagaland’s energy potential attracts private investment
    3 power plants proposed in Peren, Tuensang and Mokokchung Imkong Walling Dimapur | April 12 Nagaland has yet to see any major private sector investment. However, if official papers are to be believed, prospective private developers have made a move to tap the state’s energy generation potential.  According to documents available at the Nagaland Electricity Regulatory Commission website, proposals to independently develop three power plants in the state have bee
  • There is ‘enough stock’ of vaccines for Nagaland: Health official
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | April 11  Amid the tussle between Centre and some states as well as opposition parties over the supply and ‘alleged’ shortage of COVID-19 vaccines, a Nagaland heath official on April 11 maintained that there is “enough stock” of vaccines in the State.   “Yes, we have enough stock. No issue with stock,” a health official told The Morung Express on Sunday when queried on the issue. The official is cu
  • 5 yrs since govt’s notice, New Chingmei awaits its first PHC
    Moses Hongang Chang Tuensang | April 8 Nearly five years after the government’s notification to upgrade New Chingmei Sub-Centre (SC) to a Primary Health Centre (PHC) under Tuensang district, it still functions as a sub-centre. So far, not a single appointment has been made that would run the promised PHC.  New Chingmei is the centre-point of the Chingmei Range that covers six villages. The nearest village C/Saddle is 8 kms away and the farthest is Taknyu village, 24 k