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  • Students appear HSSLC exams amid COVID-19 fears
    Morung Express News Tuensang | April 6 As Nagaland battles with the possibility of a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) examinations for students in the State got underway on April 6. While examinations are a critical part of the education process, there is a lot of uncertainty among students given the COVID-19 situation. Students and educators in Tuensang district are apprehensive and stressed because of the recent detection of c
  • MoU for construction of 5000 MT capacity godown in Zunheboto approved
    Morung Express News Dimapur | April 6 The Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD) under the Union Ministry of Consumers Affairs Food and Public Distribution (CA, F&PD) has approved a Memorandum of Understanding for construction of 5000 MT (metric ton) capacity godown in Zunheboto district of Nagaland, informed an update from the department.  It was included in the MoU approved for construction of 4 such godowns (warehouse) between Food Corporation of Indi
  • Naga designer in making of graceful modern traditional wedding gowns
    Our Correspondent Kohima | April 6 Designer Vilhousa (Asa) Movi did a recent show with Vogue Entertainment Nagaland in association with District Administration and District Level Centre for Women (DLCW), Mahila Shakti Kendra, Phek under Beti Bachao Beti Padhoa. There, he showcased his latest collection on modern traditional wedding gowns with the theme “Elegant” as pleasing graceful exquisite and choice dainty. “Through this collection I want
  • Sharing love by donating wedding gowns
    ‘Happily Ever After Campaign’ using donated wedding gowns to help children’s homes Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | April 5 There is a lot of sentimental value attached to wedding gowns. However, while people spend a lot of money ranging from at least Rs 20,000 to one lakh or more, they are rarely re-worn. When Ngayawon Shimray decided to get married last year, she realised that the overall preparation of a wedding can take a toll on a person. “I bo
  • ‘Dreams and Chaos’ wins Best Web Series award at KIIFFA
    Morung Express News Dimapur | April 4 After months of engaging viewers across Nagaland and outside, the homegrown web series titled ‘Dreams and Chaos’, won the ‘Best Web Series’ award at Kashi Indian International Film Festival Awards (KIIFFA) on April 4. The awards ceremony was held at Hansraj College in Delhi on Sunday. ‘Dreams and Chaos’ was the first ever web series adapted from the novel by the same name written by Sentilong Ozukum. It wa
  • Vaccination in Nagaland among lowest in NE; high hesitancy affecting drive
    Morung Express News Dimapur | April 4  With the start of nationwide COVID-19 vaccination for people above 45 years of age from April 1, health officials in Nagaland expressed hope that vaccination process for COVID-19 will pick up in the coming days.  ‘It is too early to say now but people do are coming forward,’ a doctor associated with the vaccination process told The Morung Express on Sunday. The doctor, however, opined that it might take some time for t
  • Purple Fusion: Naga ethnic music meets World music
    Akangjungla Dimapur | April 4 In the late summer of 2012, Nagaland’s most prolific fusion band birthed from a place to blend the rich Naga folk music with contemporary genres.  The band is called ‘Purple Fusion.’  They were officially formed on August 28, 2012 with the aim “to promote the rich tradition and culture of Nagaland in the form of fusion music.” Purple Fusion plays ‘world music and experiments mostly with traditional
  • In pursuit of artistic excellence
    Artsy Naga announces opening of school  Morung Express News Dimapur | April 4 Creative arts in the Nagaland education system have been accorded a supplementary status for a long time. With little to no proper institution for issuing the required qualification/certification in Fine Arts in Nagaland, fine arts in schools are mostly taught by individuals who are part of the teaching staff of the school. Whereas in the case of ‘major subjects’ like Math and Science,
  • Weaving a Naga headgear, a craft slowly disappearing
    Morung Express News Tuensang | April 1 The craft of making the Naga headgears, which carries Naga identity and pride, is on the verge of disappearing, as there are now only four to five individuals left who are engaged in this art.  This symbol of power, achievement and status for the Naga community may soon be seen only in museums if the art is not preserved. These are not mere hats or caps; it carries with it a position and status.  These headgears are woven using
  • Bridging the education gap
    KSU initiates free coaching class project for students during pandemic Akangjungla Dimapur | March 31 The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly established a greater appreciation for importance of schools and the valuable role educators play in the nurturing of children. As parents and young people struggle with online learning from home, the gratitude for teachers and their proficiency has risen. The global pandemic has thus unlocked a culture with a strong sense of community parti
  • Construction activities paused in Nagaland as Assam votes
    Morung Express News Dimapur | March 31  Reflecting the dependency on neighbouring State for labours, construction activities in many areas of the State, and particularly in commercial capital Dimapur has been impacted greatly by the ongoing elections to Assam Legislative Assembly. The election is being held in 3 phases starting March 27 and concluding on April 6.  Phase-2 on April 1 will decide the fate of 345 candidates in 39 out of 126 Assembly constituencies in A
  • Surviving COVID-19: Fighting the virus and the road to recovery
    Morung Express News Dimapur | March 30  A year after the COVID-19 induced lockdown, many have succumbed to the disease but a larger number of infected people have fortunately survived. Being a new disease, there are still a lot of questions that remain to be answered about the novel coronavirus. However, some insights can be gained into the recovery process through COVID survivors who shared their ordeal and how they are still coping with their mental health months after re
  • Strengthening services and enhancing cooperation
    The pandemic’s lessons for governance in Nagaland Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | March 29 The COVID-19 pandemic has been an eye opener for all. It has shown people the issues which need to be prioritised, so that society and government are not caught unaware again.    For the bureaucracy in Nagaland, focusing on strengthening basic services, making the education system adaptable and increase cooperation between different branches of government are key tak
  • Nagaland COVID-19: One year since lockdown
    Health workers reflect (Part-II) Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | March 28 At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic-an unprecedented public health emergency, physicians, nurses and other health workers across the state were working round the clock under immense pressure. As COVID-19 positive cases continued to rise and returnees started coming in thousands, there were instances where health workers broke down in tears, exhausted in the line of duty, and some were even read
  • ‘Be generous with love and in loving’
    Morung Express News Dimapur | March 26 “Today more than ever, given the increasing poverty, violence and injustices in the world, the church should be more willing to embrace, engage and continue with its task of being an agent for transformation and change,” says Asha Sanchu who serves as the Director, Miqlat Ministry, Nagaland Baptist Churches Council (NBCC) Women Department. In this exclusive interview with The Morung Express for the Beyond Pulpit series, Asha San
  • Nagaland: 4-laning of NH 29 set to miss completion deadline again
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | March 27 The completion of Dimapur-Kohima 4-lane (NH-29) project is set to miss the deadline yet again. The extended deadline for the project within Nagaland was March 31, 2021, as cited by the Minister of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) Nitin Gadkari in reply to a question in Lok Sabha seeking the details of four and six-laning projects approved for North Eastern States during the last three years and their status on March 25.  At
  • Nagaland COVID-19: A year since lockdown
    Educators and students adapting to change Kanili Kiho Dimapur | March 27 Sharing fresh perspectives, educators and teachers reflected on their experiences during the past one year of COVID-19 induced lockdown. Speaking to The Morung Express, Assistant Professor Dr Pfokrelo Kapesa said the transition from physical classroom to virtual classroom was a big challenge to teachers and students alike. “It is heartening to see schools/colleges and universities working ceaseless
  • Going back to the land
    Limasenla Jamir  Mokokchung | March 26 When the lockdown began at this time last year, Watimongla, a housewife and mother of two sons didn’t imagine that she would go back to farming a jhum field. Watimongla lives in Ungma village and it has been more than fifteen years since she and her husband had a jhum field.  “Last year during the lockdown, the most difficult task was to stock ration for the family. With almost no farmers left in the village it was ver
  • ‘Snip’ by Canato Jimo wins ‘Publishing Next Award’
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | March 26 ‘Snip’, written and illustrated by Canato Jimo from Nagaland has been awarded ‘Children's Book of the Year’ (for ages 0-8) by Publishing Next.  The winners of the Publishing Next Industry Awards 2020 were announced today.  In an exclusive interview with The Morung Express, Canato Jimo said that “as an illustrator, this is definitely a great highlight in my interest and the profession I am in,
  • Lessons from a pandemic
    How Naga entrepreneurs coped with COVID-19 Kanili Kiho Dimapur | March 25 COVID-19 may have given rise to new challenges and uncertainties all over the world. However, the pandemic has also yielded some valuable lessons. Choosing to look on the brighter side of life, emerging Naga entrepreneurs from different fields shared their experiences and learning that they will carry forward through the COVID-19-induced lockdown. For K’toso, a provisional store which was launched