• Taxes can be collected only by GoI or State Govt: Interlocutor’s office
    Dimapur, June 21 (MExN): Responding to a statement made by “a Naga armed organisation,” the office of the Government of India’s (GoI) Representative and Interlocutor for Naga Peace Talks clarified that taxation can only be exercised by the Government of India or the State Government. The clarification comes after the NSCN (IM) recently asserted its “legitimate right” to collect taxes which was recognized even by the representatives of the Government of
  • NASU seek waiver of fees for students
    Kohima, June 21 (MExN): The Northern Angami Students Union (NASU) has submitted a ‘charter of representation’ to the Nagaland education department seeking fee concessions for students. In the representation addressed to the Principal Director, Department of School Education, the NASU highlighted the predicament faced by the common people because of the COVID-19 induced lockdown in the state. While the student community is now facing an ‘uncertain and unprecedented
  • Nagaland reports 126 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths
    Dimapur, June 21 (MExN): Nagaland reported 126 fresh COVID-19 cases from ten districts with a daily positivity rate of 17.14 percent on Monday. Among the districts, Kohima reported 68 new cases, Dimapur 18, Mokokchung 16, Zunheboto 9, Peren 6, Tuensang 3, Kiphire 3 while Longleng, Mon and Wokha reported 1 each. A total of 75 cases were reported from self tests and random tests, 38 from traced contacts, 7 from front line workers, 4 from returnees/travellers and 2 from armed forces/se
  • Minor sexually assaulted in Mon
    2 arrested, 4 absconding Morung Express News Dimapur | June 21 Two youths were arrested by the Mon police in connection to an alleged rape of a 15 year-old girl in Mon. The incident occurred on June 20 and the two suspects were arrested after a complaint was filed by the victim’s family today.   According to the Mon police, the incident occurred some 4km from Aboi town when two young girls were reportedly waylaid by a group of six youths sometime before noon on Sun
  • ‘Unauthorised’ NSCN (R) camp sealed, 3 held for kidnapping
    DIMAPUR, JUNE 21 (MExN): A group of three allegedly involved in kidnapping and robbery has been arrested by the Dimapur police. As per a press release from the Dimapur police, three cadres belonging to two different Naga Political Groups, were arrested “on multiple charges of kidnapping & robbery” on June 20.  The three were identified as Leacy Gihuka Jakhalu (29 years), NNC/FGN; 2nd Lieutenant Khetoka Chophy (34 yrs), NSCN (R) and Captain Tokato Awomi (31 yrs),
  • Not plastic Rice, Lab results say
    Result of samples tested indicates forticants, confirming the rice as ‘fortified rice’ Dimapur, June 21 (MExN): The rice samples that were sent for testing to the State Public Health Laboratory have turned out to be ‘fortified rice’ kernels and not ‘plastic rice’ as alleged in the viral video, Food Safety officials informed on Monday. “As per the Food Analyst report, the rice sample tested indicates presence of fortificants in the rice co
  • Business community in Nagaland disheartened by multiple taxation
    Dimapur, June 21 (MExN): Instead of a collective fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the business community is at ‘loss and greatly disheartened’ that “multiple taxation has been going on relentlessly as before,” CNCCI alleged today.  The scenario is totally different when it comes to multiple taxation, the Confederation of Nagaland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CNCCI) said in a statement from its Press & Media Affairs. The apex business body
  • Deliver justice: AKM  tell Health Minister
    Mokokchung, June 21 (MExN): The Ao Students’ Conference (AKM) on Monday wrote to the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Nagaland, reminding him to deliver justice in the appointment of six research scientists for BSL Laboratory under the department. Earlier in February this year, the AKM had alleged “nepotism and favouritism” in the appointment of the Research Scientists on the grounds that “merit based selected candidates who were recommended
  • COVID fund demands may have been made by impersonators: Sumi Orgs
    Zunheboto, June 21 (MExN): The Sümi Hoho and Sümi Kukami Hoho (SKH) on Monday said that it made enquiries to ascertain the facts with regard to allegations that factions in Zunheboto district were seeking a share of COVID-19 funds.  “On enquiry, no concrete instance of demand on COVID fund was established from any groups. It is thus concluded that some miscreants might have made rampant demands by impersonating various factions,” it said in statement. The
  • NPCC joins Nationwide Congress COVID Sevak Campaign
    Dimapur, June 21 (MExN): The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) joined Nationwide Congress COVID Sevak Campaign by setting up several walk-in Covid Vaccine Registration Help Desks in Dimapur & Kohima since June 5, informed a press release.  The campaign, under the Nagaland Congress Covid Sevak Committee, so far registered hundreds of beneficiaries, it said.  In continuation of the Campaign, the Team today assisted the SD Jain Charitable Clinic in organising
  • Chümoukedima citizens mourn demise of Head GB Koutsu
    Chümoukedima, June 21 (MExN): The citizens and organisations of Chümoukedima have mourned the demise of Kelenguzo Kuotsu, the Head Gaon Bura (GB) Chümoukedima Town, who passed away on June 20.  Late Kuotsu was among the most respected elders of the Chümoukedima and had worked tirelessly the betterment of the town, the condolences messages and tributes to departed GD concurred.   CVC: The Chümoukedima Village Council (CVC), expressing shock and s
  • National Awards for teachers: deadline extended 
    Kohima, June 21 (MExN): The last date for submission of online self-nominations for National Awards for Teachers has been extended to June 30, the Directorate of School Education has notified. According to DIPR, the extension is in continuation of an earlier notification on June 1.  Teachers who have contributed for the improvement of quality of education through their commitment and industry and also enriched the lives of their students are encouraged to submit self-nomination
  • Mokokchung DPDB meet on June 24
    Mokokchung, June 21 (MExN): The Deputy Commissioner & Vice Chairman, DPDB Mokokchung, Limawabang Jamir has informed that the monthly Mokokchung District Planning & Development Board (DPDB) for the months of May and June will be held on June 24.  The meeting will be held under the chairmanship of Tongpang Ozukum, Minister of PWD (Mechanical and Housing), it said.  In view of the pandemic, only the concerned officers pertaining to the agenda (enclosed) are request
  • Damage compensation for Kohima-Jessami 2- lane project
    Kohima, June 21 (MExN): The Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie NCS has informed the concerned land owners that damage compensation for Kohima-Jessami 2- lane project shall be paid in the office of the DC, Kohima under the Package and Chainage Nos. and as per the date and time given below: •     Package -1 (Ch 7+880 - Ch 29/600 = 21,800 Kms) from June 21to 23 at 10:00 am •     Package - 2 (Ch 29+600 - Ch. 37+100 = 7500 Kms) on Ju
  • Poumai Naga Covid Task Force donates Covid essentials, power backup to PHCs
    Dimapur, June 21 (MExN): To extend support to the medical fraternity in their fight against the 2nd wave COVID-19 operating in the hill, the Poumai Naga Covid Task Force (PNCTF) donated Covid essentials including power backup to 5 Primary Health Centres (PHCs) operating within its jurisdiction.  Among others, 1 oxygen concentrator and generator each, PPE kits, Hygiene kits and N95 Face Masks were distributed to MO in charge of PHC, Oinam Hill, PHC, Khongdei, PHC, Phaibung,
  • Nagaland: News in Picture 21 June 2021
      The 173rd Battalion, CRPF celebrated the International Yoga Day with the theme, ‘Yoga for Wellness’ at its Unit Head Quarters, Airfield Dimapur on June 21. Officers from the Unit with family members and Unit personnel participated in the programme. Chunggin Hangsing, Second-In-command, 173rd Bn, highlighted the significance and benefits of yoga. (Photo Courtesy: 173rd Battalion of CRPF) Aloino Center Dimapur provided refreshments and toiletries to the i
  • Nagaland needs good blend of social and personal profit-making business
    NEISSR’s webinar examines role of entrepreneurs in post-covid socio-economic restoration Dimapur, June 21 (MExN): Nagaland needs a good blend of “social profit making” business (social entrepreneur) and personal profit-making commercial business for future social, economic and political development of the State. Neichute Doulo, CEO and founder of Entrepreneurs Association (EA) and a successful social entrepreneur, stressed  on this while calling for their m
  • Relief package in Bhandari town distributed
    Bhandari, June 21 (MExN): The distribution of relief package under DDMA, Wokha under Bhandari division provided by the NSDMA started at Bhandari town on June 21. The relief package was distributed in the presence of Eloe Hoho, Lower Lotha Range People's Organization (LLRPO), Bhandari Town Students’ Union, Lotha Hoho Bhandari Town and GBs by SDO (C) T Sulanthung. A short programme was conducted before the distribution. Altogether 300 beneficiaries were benefited with the
  • Nagaland approves fund transfers to registered construction workers
    Kohima, June 21 (MExN): The Government of Nagaland has approved for transfer of Rs. 2,000 each to the bank accounts of all the Building and Other Construction Workers (BOCW) registered under the State Labour Department. According a DIPR report, while the State Labour Department has registration of 30,797 BOCW beneficiaries till date, it would be able to able to transfer the approved benefit only to those whose bank accounts are active.  In this connection, the department has
  • Nagaland Motorcycle Club reaches out to 217 field-staff of Power Dept
    Kohima, June 21 (MExN): Taking the platform of World Motorcycle Day (June 21), the Nagaland Motorcycle Club (NMC) reached out to 217 field-staff of the Power Department in three districts of Dimapur, Kohima and Tuensang. Majority of the field-staff were workcharge employees. NMC has three chapters - Dimapur, Kohima and Tuensang - at present in Nagaland. Electrical field-workers and some of their counterparts in other departments, unlike most government servants who have been a