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  • ‘Not of Coronavirus, we are scared of hunger’
    Voices of Nagas locked out of the state during lockdown   Rebecca K Kits Dimapur| April 17 In the midst of the nationwide lockdown in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a section of Nagas who have been unable to make it home before the interstate road, rail and air travel was discontinued. On April 17, Naga Students Union Delhi (NSUD) President,Hinoto P Aomi went live on Facebook to voice concerns about the Nagas stranded outside the state. Speaking about the
  • ‘When can we go to school?’
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | April 17 “When can we go to school?” is a question that 6-year old girl, Alexandra often asks her mom ever since schools were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the lockdown still in force and only provision for essential commodities made available, her mother had gone out to buy vegetables in the neigbourhood and still had her mask around her neck when she returned.   ‘I really miss school’  Alexandra wanted to know i
  • Life during lockdown VIII: Together we shall overcome
    Fruit vendors await customers during shopping hours (7:00 am to 12:00 noon on every Monday,Wednesday and Friday) in Kohima. (Morung Photo)   Chizokho Vero Kohima | April 17 “This lockdown has disciplined my routine and schedule to stay fit, healthy and safe,” said actor Zhokhoi Chuzho, sharing his view on the current lockdown to The Morung Express.  “I do some physical exercise in the morning and evening. I eat healthy food in time, spend quality time
  • Stranded in relief camp, family hopes for the best
    K with his daughter and son at the relief camp set up at Khuochiezie, Kohima Local ground.   Morung Express News Kohima | April 15   57-year-old K (name withheld) and his family from Kiphire have been seeking refuge at the relief camp set up by the Kohima District Administration and the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) at Khuochiezie, Kohima local ground.   K and his family who came to Kohima for their daughter's treatment were dis
  • Private hospitals, clinics struggling to function
    Morung Express News Dimapur | April 15   Whereas the government has urged upon private health care centres not to close down but function as usual sans financial support, many of the private hospitals and clinics in Dimapur are struggling to function as the number of both in-patients and out-patients have drastically decreased owing to the current lockdown and yet salaries to the employees have to be paid.   Another problem which the health care centres f
  • Staying outside and stranded? Nagaland Govt has a ‘rescue’ plan
    A collage of screenshots from the ‘I am stranded | I am staying outside’ portal hosted by Nagaland.gov.in.      Morung Express News Dimapur | April 15   In a novel initiative, the Government of Nagaland has came up with an online platform to assist Nagas stranded or staying outside the State during the period of the nationwide lockdown.   Titled ‘I am stranded | I am staying outside,’ the platform hosted by state government offic
  • Health workers face stigma and ostracism
    There have been incidences of health workers being ostracized and evicted in Nagaland. (Representative Imasge   Morung Express News Kohima | April 15   While the angst over the shoddy preparedness for containment of COVID-19 pandemic persists, cases of stigma and discrimination towards the health workers have surfaced and subsequently, reported in the media on earlier occasions.     There have been incidences of health workers being ostracized
  • COVID-19: Flight passengers subjected to harassment as private info leaked
    Representative Image: The details of over 160 individuals who had arrived by flight to Dimapur on March 24 via two flights—Air India and Indigo, including their personal cell phone numbers and home addresses were leaked on social media. (Image Courtesy: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)    Many people who flew into the State of Nagaland on March 24 and have been practicing self-isolation were in for a rude shock on April 13 as their personal details were
  • Nurses at NHAK given mouldy govt-supplied N95 masks
    (Left) The PPEs supplied to the hospital were manufactured in 2007. Its usability would depend on the conditions under which they were stored. (Right) One of the N95 masks provided to the Naga Hospital Kohima with fungal infestation.   AtonoTsükrü Kense Kohima | April 14 Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world over has been facing acute shortages of Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) endangering health workers, who are at the forefront. In India’s Nagalan
  • Nagaland churches focus on 'reaching-out' during lockdown
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | April 14 As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has also upended the ministries of the church even as some of them reach out to more people during this time of crisis. Since the lockdown, Faith Harvest Church Kohima alone has reached out to over 2 lakhs of people through their videos and live worship, primarily in the northeast and Nagaland and as well as other parts of India and several countries across the globe. Past
  • ‘Home has become like a small church’: Life during lockdown - Part VII
    Nagaland’s state capital Kohima wears deserted look during lockdown period. (Morung Photo)   Chizokho Vero Kohima | April 12 “We took time to have regular family prayer fellowship and sing hymns together. Home has become like a small church during this period,” maintained Kelhikha Kenye, sharing his view on the current COVID-19 lockdown to The Morung Express. In the last 19 days, I have spent the best time with my wife and children, he added.  The
  • Nagaland: Creating new Easter traditions amid lockdown
    Morung Express News Dimapur | April 12 Over the last few weeks, Christians in Nagaland, like most of the places around the globe, have adapted to the closing of church mass services on account of the Coronavirus anticipation. In some parts of the world this might not be the first Easter when churches have closed because of epidemics. However, it is relatively a first time for many in Nagaland.  As with everything in the current circumstances, the Resurrection Sunday or
  • Life during lockdown- Part VI
    People in queue during marketing hour (7:00 AM to 12:00 on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday) in Kohima. The district administration has given order for strict maintenance of social distancing. (Morung Photo)   Chizokho Vero Kohima | April 11 The Morung Express approached the cross-section of people to gather their views and how they are spending their time during the nationwide lockdown period.   Taking classes through Whatsapp Bharat Prasad said that
  • TaFMA presents COVID-19 Pandemic Virtual Art Exhibition
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | April 11 Task Force for Music and Arts (TaFMA) has taken another positive step to uplift the spirits of people during this time of crisis and isolation by initiating the TaFMA COVID-19 Pandemic Virtual Art Exhibition in collaboration with Neu Naga Foundation for the Arts (NNFFTA). The exhibition will digitally showcase artworks by 62 artists from across the world including works from countries like India, Russia, Greece, and Germany, carrying voices of
  • CMHSS - oldest surviving American Missionary heritage school in Nagaland turns 125 years
    View of the entrance of Clark Memorial Higher Secondary School in Impur, Mokokchung. (Morung Photo)    Morung Express News Impur | April 11 Located 15 kilometres away from the heart of Mokokchung town, Clark Memorial Higher Secondary School, in Impur attained 125 years of existence on April 11, 2020.  Surrounded by Mopungchuket and Sungratsu villages under Mokokchung district, Clark Memorial Higher Secondary School (CMHSS) is recorded as the “oldest su
  • Naga comedians keeping people entertained during lockdown
    Morung Express News Dimapur | April 10 While social distancing must be getting the better of most of us, some Naga comedians have found a way to stay connected with their followers. The Morung Express has a list of accounts you can follow to keep yourself entertained on social media while the lockdown is in force.   Miss Imsong Merenla Imsong, popularly known as Miss Imsong, has been uploading content on her YouTube channel by the same name and also on her Facebo
  • Life during lockdown- Part V
    A man walks past a billboard on precautionary measures on Coronavirus put up by Kohima Municipal Council along the street of Kohima. (Morung Photo)   Chizokho Vero Kohima | April 10 The Morung Express approached the cross-section of people to gather their views and how they are spending their time during the nationwide lockdown period. The ongoing nationwide lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic has not been easy for anyone of us. However, there are things we ca
  • Compassionate, impassioned, devoted: Tributes pour in for late Kaka D Iralu
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | April 10 A Naga treasure, a true son and warrior of the land, a prolific writer, an excellent orator, a patriot, an encyclopedia of Naga history, a straight forward, bold and fearless— these are some of the words used to describe Kaka D Iralu, who passed away on Thursday evening even as friends, fans and those who knew him took to social media to pour their condolences and pay their tributes to the man who clearly left an indelible mark in their live
  • ‘Trust billing’ in the time of total lockdown
    DoPN comes up with system enabling consumers to make consumption reading   Morung Express News Dimapur | April 10 The nation-wide lockdown has affected every sphere of life. Its effect has been unprecedented, disrupting anything considered not essential to survival.  For salaried professionals, except those in medical, law enforcement, banking, energy and a few other essential utility sectors, the past few weeks has literally been a paid holiday.  &nb
  • EA extend relief items to 2200 families across Nagaland
    An elderly woman sits outside her house with the relief materials donated by the Entrepreneurs Associates. (Photo Courtesy: EA)      Our Correspondent Kohima | April 10 Over the last two decades, Entrepreneurs Associates (EA) Nagaland has been working with people from all sections of society, entrepreneurs to street vendors, farmers to agripreneurs, Self Help Groups to Joint Liability Groups (JLGs) among others. In the course of its initiatives, EA ha