• Nagaland: News in Picture
    Women on their way to the field at Keltomi village on June 17. (Photo Courtesy: Ghuvika Yepthomi) The 12th Battalion National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) carried out a plantation drive on June 16 in view of Akhil Bhartiya Vriksha Ropan at Regimental School, 4th BN NAP, Thizama under Kohima district. The drive was carried out in collaboration with the regimental school staff under the supervision of Deputy Commandant PN Singh. Fruit bearing plants, medicinal plants as well
  • Petrol nears Rs 99 a litre in Tuensang as record surge in fuel prices continue
    •    Petrol above Rs 98 a litre in 6 districts in Nagaland  •    Premium petrol over Rs 100 a litre in all districts except Dimapur  Morung Express News Dimapur | June 18 Petrol price in Nagaland’s Tuensang district was nearing Rs 99 a litre on June 18 as record surge in fuel prices continued with oil marketing companies (OMCs) revising the fuel prices after a day’s break.  On Friday, petrol price increased b
  • Tuensang: COVID-19  testing to increase
    Tuensang, June 18 (MExN): The Tuensang District Task Force for COVID-19 had a meeting on June 18 to deliberate on the new standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the state’s High Powered Committee.  The meeting was chaired by Tuensang Deputy Commissioner and DTF Chairperson Kumar Ramnikant, a DIPR report informed. The members discussed the new SOPs and mulled on increasing the COVID test ratio and vaccination drive in the district. The Tuensang Medical Department w
  • DC Mokokchung launches relief distribution
    Mokokchung, June 18 (MExN): Mokokchung Deputy Commissioner Limawapang Jamir launched the relief distribution for daily wage earners and laborers affected by lockdown at Town Hall Mokokchung on June 18. According to officials, a total of 2,000 households have been listed as beneficiaries from all over the district. The relief items were arranged and provided by District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Mokokchung while volunteers from Mokokchung Town Ao Baptist Arogo (MTABA) You
  • FGN condoles demise of Lt Col Resu
    Dimapur, June 18 (MExN): FGN has mourned the demise of Lt Col Resu of Chakhesang Region on June 16 in Kohima. Major General Nusuyi Nienu, GOC, S/C Naga Army, FGN in a condolence message said that the deceased joined the national service on September 17, 1992. “His sacrifice of 29 long years for Naga Nation will not go in vain, but will be recorded in the history of the Nagas. He was a true patriot who served the nation with sincerity and loyalty till his last breath,” he st
  • Road maintenance work in Satoi completed
    Satoi, June 18 (MExN): Maintenance of drainage along the Satoi to Tizu/Tsutha River road which began on May 12 was completed in June 17, the Satoi Range GB Association informed on Friday. In a press release on Friday, the association informed that the works which was conducted under its supervision, was initiated by Minister for Agriculture & Cooperation G Kaito Aye, under the department of PWD Roads & Bridges, Zunheboto Division, due to the deplorable road condition in the
  • AG Nagaland informs on settled pensions and GPF payments
    Dimapur, June 18 (MExN):  The office of the Accountant General (A &E), Nagaland has informed all retired state government officers/officials that pension cases and GPF final payment cases settled for the month of April and May, 2021 have been uploaded on Office of the PAG (A&E) Nagaland, website. To access the list, pensioners may log on to the office’s portal ( by clicking at GPF Final Payment Settled Cases and Pension Authorization
  • NPP mourns 
    Dimapur, June 18 (MExN): The National People’s Party (NPP), Nagaland State has expressed sadness over the demise of Akuto Yepthomi, the eldest son of Late Lhomithi Yepthomi, an ex MLA.  “His demise is indeed a great tragedy for the Sumi Community and our society at large. We have lost a man of exceptional talents, who was an outstanding business man among his contemporaries,” stated a condolence note from the NPP State Unit President Andrew Ahoto Sema. &ldq
  • SBI Foundation & AIDA launches relief distribution prog
    Dimapur, June 18 (MExN): The SBI Foundation through its Gram Seva and ANMA (Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, and Arunachal Pradesh) Integrated Development Association (AIDA) launched COVID-19 relief distribution programme at Diezephe village. Lohuo Besü, Chief Manager of SBI, Tuensang in the presence of the AIDA staff and village elders, distributed the dry ration to the needy families of the village of Diezephe and Tsithrongse, according to a press release from PRO, AIDA-Don Bosco La
  • Dimapur 24x7 repairs potholes in Dhobinala area
    Dimapur, June 18 (MExN): Dimapur 24x7, a nonprofit organisation, based in Dimapur, repaired the pothole-ridden stretch in the popular traffic police point area near Zeliangrong village, Dhobinala.  According to a press release from the organisation, the area had witnessed many accidents caused by bad roads and big potholes. As such, the Dimapur 24x7 team decided to repair the road with funds accumulated from the advertisements on its social media page. A total expenditure of Rs
  • Nagaland orders total ban on night-time movement
    •    Statewide lockdown period extended till June 30 •    Starting June 19, total movement restriction from 4:00 pm to 5:00 am daily, except for exempted categories  •    District Task Forces empowered take additional ‘stricter measures’ Morung Express News  Dimapur | June 17 There will be total ban on movement of individuals or vehicles from 4:00 pm to 5:00 am everyday all over the State, except
  • Dhansiri-Zubza rail line completion extended to 2024
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 17 The completion of the Dhansiri-Zubza rail line would be further delayed. The targeted date of completion for the 90km long Broad Gauge line has been set to March 2024. This was informed at a virtual press conference addressed by the General Manager of the North East Frontier Railway (NFR) on June 17.  The reason for the extension was attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, while other details could not be availed for time constraint. If
  • Nagaland COVID-19 caseload crosses 24K
    State logs 76 fresh cases, 398 recoveries Morung Express News Dimapur | June 17 Nagaland’s caseload of COVID-19 cases crossed the 24000 mark on Thursday with 76 new cases taking the tally to 24,041. Earlier, on June 8, the State breached the 23000-mark, indicating an accumulation of over 1000 new cases in duration of 9 days. The new cases were reported in 10 districts of the State including Kohima (29), Dimapur (14) Peren (11), Mokokchung (9), Tuensang (4), Phek (3),
  • Culprit identified in viral video case: Sources
    Morung Express news  Kohima | June 17 Weeks after the Naga Mother’s Association (NMA) filed an FIR against unknown person(s) on criminal charges for disparaging a woman’s dignity and rights, sources informed that the culprit was identified and owned up to the video recording to the Police within a week. It was also informed that the viral video was from an incident in 2019.  However, despite several attempts, the SP crime was not available for further comme
  • Nagaland: Ration card allowed as identity proof for COVID-19 vax
    Kohima, June 17 (MExN): Beneficiaries in Nagaland have been informed that ration card with photo details like name, gender, photos and age (where year of birth can be estimated) will be permitted for use as identity proof to avail COVID-19 Vaccination in any COVID-19 Vaccination Centre (CVC). In a notification to the district Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), State Immunization Officer (UIP) Dr Ritu Thutt stated that this has been done to improve access to BPL category beneficiaries, w
  • 3 villages in Nagaland achieve 100% vaccination
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 17 A month after Nagaland started its COVID-19 vaccination drive for those aged 18 years and above on May 17, three villages on June 17 became the first in the State to achieve 100 per cent vaccination of beneficiaries in the age bracket 18 and above. Longjemdang and Moalenden villages under Mokokchung district and Yali village under Tuensang district achieved the feat during 100% COVID-19 Vaccination drives held on June 16 and 17. Under the
  • Nagaland: News in Picture
    District Task Force Longleng distributed relief packages for daily wages earner at Tamlu and Longleng on June 16 and 17 respectively. At Longleng, the relief distribution was held at Public Ground in presence of Deputy Commissioner & Chairmen DTF, M Shayung Phom, while at Tamlu it was held at ADC Office Complex in presence of ADC Tamlu, Temjensangla. Altogether 1,150 daily wage earner registered during the relief package. (DIPR Photo)  Dimapur Area Ao Baptist Church
  • Horti crops in Nagaland affected due to drought like conditions
    Our Correspondent Kohima | June 17 Various horticultural crops have been affected across the state due to drought like conditions and other vagaries of nature. As per the information provided by Nagaland’s Agriculture Production Commissioner, in Mokokchung district, cucumber cultivators numbering 98 households at Chungtia with plantation in 52 hectares (Ha) have been affected due to drought like conditions. Other affected villages includes; Aliba (Cucumber) 52 household
  • UNC flays Nagaland BJP President’s ‘irresponsible utterance’
    Senapati, June 17 (MExN): The United Naga Council (UNC) today expressed shock to came across a  “irresponsible utterance” by Minister and Nagaland BJP President, Temjen Imna Along during a recent interview with a news channel on June 10. The Minister, according to the Council, reportedly said in the interview that, “Any solution that would come should be under the constitution of India and it should be under Indian union. So anything that is good for the Naga
  • NFR GM highlights various initiatives undertaken during Covid period
    Guwahati, June 17 (MExN): The General Manager of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR),  Anshul Gupta today interacted and briefed media persons on various COVID-19 initiatives being undertaken by the Indian Railways and NFR through a virtual press conference from its headquarter at Maligaon, Guwahati.  In order the contain the spread of COVID-19, the NFR is making all out effort to supplement the health care efforts of state governments, noted a press release from its &nbs