Nagaland

  • COVID-19 cases breach 16000-mark in Nagaland
    Morung Express News Dimapur | May 9 Nagaland’s tally of COVID-19 infections crossed the 16000-mark on Sunday with the confirmation of 237 new cases. Barely 4 days after crossing the 15000-mark on May 5, the state’s cumulative caseload reached 16,150 indicating a steady surge in active cases. This is the second time the gap between each 1000 COVID-19 cases was crossed within a span of 4 days. As per the daily bulletin issued by the health department’s Integra
  • Nagaland has sufficient stock of oxygen: Official
    Kohima, May 9 (PTI): A senior official of the Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Department on Sunday claimed that the state has sufficient stock of oxygen despite the rising number of COVID-19 cases. “There is sufficient stock of Oxygen and the state is fully prepared to face even the worst situation amidst the increasing number of fresh infections,” Health and Family Welfare Department, Joint Director, Dr Neisakho Kere told reporters here. He said there are 1,617 ty
  • Khuzama: First village settler’s house converted into museum
    Ketholeno Neihu Kohima | May 9 “It is assumed and also carved on a stone that the Kemevo (first settler) of Khuzama Village had come to the present site in the year 1861 after shifting from three other locations, and performed village settling rituals,” a village elder narrated. The name of their first settler was Pucho Hibo. Over one and a half century later, the house that he first came to occupy and the ritual stones are now preserved and converted into a museum c
  • ‘Kindness is contagious’
    Rebecca K Kits Dimapur | May 9 The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone in the region and ‘doomscrolling’ has become an inevitable part of social media and messaging platforms. However, an initiative being undertaken on Facebook by some concerned individuals in Nagaland is a breath of fresh hope in these trying times. After more than a year of the pandemic, businesses have suffered losses and many families are in dire need of basic amenities.
  • NSUB forms COVID-19 counselling and response team
    Dimapur, May 9 (MExN): The Naga Students' Union Bangalore (NSUB) has informed that it has formed a COVID-19 counselling team and response team to address and attend to the needs of its members residing in Bangalore. “Our members can reach out to our counselling team for assistance regarding issues that involves mental trauma, health care and spiritual assistance that will help enable and equip our members to overcome the excruciating condition of this pandemic,” NSUB
  • WSBAK Bible reading marathon concludes
    Dimapur, May 9 (MExN): The Bible reading marathon programme initiated by the Western Sümi Baptist Akukuhou Küqhakülu (WSBAK) came to an end on May 8 at WSBAK Centre Church Aküvüto. The programme was flagged off on May 3 at Nagaland Coffee Shop Near City Tower, Dimapur with an aim to proclaim the word of God within the district of Dimapur and to encourage every Christian believer, the WSBAK stated in its press release. Around 500 participants from 170 chur
  • ‘Last Goodbye’ Arshilu Ozukum’s new music video released
    Dimapur, May 9 (MExN): Arshilu Ozukum, an artist from Kohima, and also the winner of Top Acts (Season 3, 2020) has released a new music video titled ‘Last Goodbye’. The artist stated that the song is about experiences that he has been through in the past few years. "It highlights issues of being in a toxic relationship and having trust issues with your intimate partner," a press release from the artist stated. The track is heavily backed with drum, bass and 808s b
  • 2 arrested in Kohima on charges of extortion
    Kohima, May 9 (MExN): Two persons were arrested in Kohima on May 6 by the Kohima Police after “specific input of extortion from a residence at Upper Chandmari Colony, Kohima by unknown miscreants impersonating as national workers…” According to a press release from the Kohima Police PRO, they immediately swung into action and cordoned off the said residence. However, the two miscreants had left the area before the arrival of the police team. After ascertaining
  • Organisations condole former Zeme Council Vice President’s demise
    Dimapur, May 9 (MExN): The Tangkilui Nkwa, Poilwa expressed shock at the demise of Hairongbe, who passed away on May 8. Late Hairongbe served as Chairman, Poilwa Namci Village Council, Vice President, Zeme Council Nagaland. Presently, he was serving as Chairman, Poilwalui Society, Dimapur, it stated in a press release on Sunday. “We have lost a leader who has so much more to offer to us, and his premature death has left a big vacuum for us,” it said and offered condol
  • App developed by Naga lad makes it to App Store’s Top 100 charts
    Dimapur, May 9 (MExN): ‘Devil boy stickers by O Jungio’, an emoji stickers app developed by Ovungthung Jungio from Nagaland recently charted at 73 in the Apple App Store’s Movies & TV section. According to Jungio, the app is listed among heavy hitters like Netflix and Apple’s own streaming app.  Jungio `said that he made the stickers, numbering about a dozen, using "all but a computer mouse and an old HP laptop" running a trial version o
  • Nagaland CM mourns demise of Dr Taka
    Kohima, May 9 (MExN): Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Sunday mourned the demise of former Director of the State Health and Family Welfare department,  Dr Taka who passed away on May 8, at the age of 91. “Late Dr Taka served the Government of Nagaland as a dedicated and sincere doctor and retired as the Director of Health and Family Welfare Department. He was among the pioneers who put their efforts in establishing the medical department in the State of Nagaland,&rd
  • With rise in COVID-19 cases, Dimapur station stoppage withdrawn
    Maligaon, May 9 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has informed that in view of the rapid increase in the COVID-19 positive cases in the State of Nagaland, the stoppages of all passenger carrying trains have been withdrawn at Dimapur station with effect from May 9 until further advice. Alternative stoppages will be provided  at nearby stations on temporary basis. Meanwhile, the NFR informed that it has decided to run one weekly summer special train between Secunderaba
  • DIMAPUR: Not all 100 beds occupied, sufficient oxygen
    More wards activated in Dimapur COVID Hospital as caseload rises Morung Express News Dimapur | May 8 In the grip of a second wave and Dimapur accounting for more than half of cases reported in Nagaland, a half derelict Dimapur COVID-19 Hospital, along with the citizenry, is clearly feeling the stress.   Anxiety further heightened on May 7 after a picture of the hospital’s hand-scribbled occupancy dashboard, containing information about the day’s caseload foun
  • COVID-19: Second consecutive single-week high for Nagaland
    • 18 deaths past week • Superspreader in Mon • 50% positivity in Dimapur • 316 recoveries for the week Morung Express News Dimapur | May 8 Nagaland recorded another high this week (May 1-7), topping the previous week’s score of 1,087 COVID-19 cases. As per the state Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme’s (IDSP) weekly COVID roundup released on May 8, Nagaland registered 1,604, the highest single-week tally so far.   It included
  • Nagaland records highest single-day spike of 333 cases
    Dimapur, May 8 (MExN): Nagaland recorded the highest single-day spike of 333 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday pushing the tally of active cases to 2,711. According to the health department’s bulletin, Dimapur reported 204 new cases, Kohima- 116, Mokokchung- 6, and Mon- 4, while Tuensang, Peren and Longleng districts reported 1 each. The death toll which stood at 112 on May 7, increased to 127 on Saturday, as per the bulletin. On the other hand, 19 patients—14 from Dimap
  • Zunheboto records first COVID-19 related death
    Morung Express News Dimapur | May 8 Amid the rising COVID-19 cases and deaths in the State, Zunheboto district reported the first COVID-19 related death on May 8. According to the Zunheboto Chief Medical Officer In-charge, the deceased was a 45 year old shopkeeper hailing from Karimganj, Assam. He was brought to the District Hospital in Zunheboto on May 7 after complaining of shortness of breath. On arrival at the hospital, the person tested positive for COVID-19. He was immedia
  • District Task Forces directed to curb ‘non-essential movement’
    Kohima, May 8 (MExN): In an order issued on May 8, Principal Secretary (Home) R Ramakrishnan noted that “non-essential movement of people is continuing into and from the containment zone to other districts in the state,” violating the May 3 order which declared most of Dimapur and Kohima areas as containment zones. As such, it directed the District Task Forces of Kohima and Dimapur to check and restrict non-essential movement of people in the containment zones. Further,
  • Mother’s Day 2021: A ‘personal’ fight to keep loved ones safe during pandemic
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | May 8 Being a mother is tough, but in these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even tougher. Mothers have always played multiple roles but the global crisis has thrown upon them extraordinary challenges. However, they still find joy in their children despite the harsh pandemic. Unconditional love Visevono Terhüja Shupao, who is married to an epidemiologist posted in a remote district of Nagaland, did not have her husband aro
  • ‘How best you can contribute with the little you have?’
    Morung Express News Kohima | May 8  'Our callings are different, our gifts are different, our ability may also be different but each human being has a role to play' V Lucas Meyase, who has been a preacher for the last 4 decades, firmly believes that everyone, both young and old, can live out their faith by performing well in whatever profession they are called to. “We may not do so much. Christ is not asking ‘how much you can do but how best you