Nagaland

  • Fire breaks out at Quarantine Centre kitchen in Tuensang
    TUENSANG, JULY 6 (MExN): A fire broke out at the kitchen of the COVID-19 Quarantine Centre at Loyem Ground, Tuensang on July 6.  A press release from the Fire Department informed that a call was received on 11:00 am, after which the Fire and Emergency Services mobilized a quick response team from Fire Station Tuensang. Three Fire Tenders were pressed into action.  The fire had broken out at a traditional morung which was being used as a kitchen for the Quarantine Ce
  • Automatic sanitizer dispenser installed in Nagaland House Delhi
    Dimapur, July 6 (MExN): The MK Innovation automatic hand sanitiser machine developed by two young Nagas was installed at Nagaland House, New Delhi. The machine was installed in the presence of Kethosituo Sekhose, Deputy Resident Commissioner.  The contraption was the invention of two young Naga minds from Delhi—Mhaleu Metha and Kesosilie Kennao who started their journey as young entrepreneurs, one as a restaurant owner and another as photographer.  The lo
  • COVID-19: 35 new cases in Nagaland; total at 625
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 6  After 32 fresh positive COVID-19 cases in the morning, another 3 were reported in the evening taking the total number of cases in Nagaland to 625 on July 6. “3 new fresh cases of COVID-19 positive have detected in Dimapur,” State Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom updated on Twitter.  Earlier in the morning, the Minister informed that “fresh positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed.&
  • COVID-19: Health officials stress on ‘discipline’ as cases spike in Nagaland
    Morung Express News Kohima | July 5 With the spike of COVID 19 cases in Nagaland in recent weeks, Dr Vizolie Z Suokhrie, Principal Director for the Department of Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) today asserted the need for strengthening of discipline among returnees in Quarantine Centres (QCs) in order to contain the spread of the virus. Addressing a press conference at the Directorate here on July 5, Dr Soukhrie pointed out that the spike of positive cases has been witn
  • ‘No need for total lockdown in Nagaland’
    Morung Express News  Kohima | July 5 Nagaland’s Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department officials today said there is no need for a total lockdown as of now. “Today when we are looking at our situation, all the cases are from Quarantine centres, returnees and there is no community spread till today in our State,” an official said addressing a press conference at its Directorate here on July 5.  Replying the queries regarding non imple
  • 5 Addl Directors against 4 posts in School Edu
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July  5 At one point in the month of May-June 2020, Nagaland’s School Education Department had 5 Additional Directors. It is not uncommon for state government Directorates having multiple posts of Additional Directors with demarcated roles and charges, but in this case, it was against four sanctioned posts in the Education Directorate.  Planning, Elementary, Secondary and Higher Secondary are the charges assigned to the four Addi
  • 17,157 returnees arrived in Nagaland
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 5  A total of 17,157 returnees have arrived in the state from different parts of the country and abroad as of July 5. Para military and army personnel have not been included in the tally. This was informed by Agriculture Production Commissioner, Y Kikheto Sema, during a press conference in Dimapur on Sunday.   Kikheto who was given the charge of Dimapur In-charge for COVID-19 activities earlier in April was relieved of the d
  • State Government issues order on dog meat ban
    Kohima, July 5 (MExN): The Government of Nagaland has issued an official notification banning the import and sale of dog in meat in the state. According to the order which was issued by Nagaland Chief Secretary on July 4, ‘commercial import and trading of dogs and dog markets’ and ‘commercial sale of dog meat in markets and dine in restaurants’ have been banned in the state. “Any person found violating this order shall be liable to be punished un
  • State COVID-19 tally rises to 590
    Dimapur, July 5 (MExN): With 27 new positive cases reported in Nagaland, the total number of persons who have tested positive for the virus in the state touched 590 on Sunday. Out of the new cases, 10 were reported from Peren, Dimapur reported 12, Tuensang reported 2 new cases while Kohima, Zunheboto and Mokokchung districts reported 1 case each.  The number of active cases in the state has now reached 359. On the other hand, 3 patients ‘recovered’ from
  • Kikheto relieved of Dimapur charge
    CM commends him for utmost dedication   Morung Express News Dimapur | July 5 Agriculture Production Commissioner, Y. Kikheto Sema, IAS has been relieved of Dimapur Incharge for COVID-19 activities “on successful completion of mandate.” Similarly, all other officers attached to assist him were also relieved of their duties and were directed to resume normal duties.  The Chief Secretary through an order dated July 4 further directed the Deputy Commiss
  • DC Peren extends total lockdown
    PEREN, JULY 5 (MExN): Deputy Commissioner of Peren, Sentiwapang Aier has ordered further extension of total lockdown in Peren for a period of 6 days with effect from July 6 to 11 in view of the ongoing contact tracing exercise.  However, in addition to the permitted activities, Veterinary services and Fuel Outlets shall be allowed to operate and all safety measures such as compulsory use of face mask, hand hygiene protocol and maintenance of social distancing shall be strictl
  • ‘The Coffee Challenge:’ A webinar on harnessing Nagaland’s coffee potential
    DIMAPUR, JULY 5 (MExN): Understanding the potential of Nagaland in producing one of the world’s finest Coffee, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in collaboration with the Department of Planning & Coordination and Land Resources is organizing a webinar on ‘The Coffee Challenge – Opportunities, Development and Production Planning in Nagaland’ on July 7 at 11:00am. A press release from C Merenla, Chairperson, CII Nagaland State Council & MD, F
  • DTF Longleng to conduct mass awareness on COVID-19
    LONGLENG, JULY 5 (MExN): The Longleng District Task Force (DTF) on COVID-19 will hold joint mass awareness campaign on COVID-19 covering entire villages and wards of the district.  The decision was made after it was proposed by the DC & Chairman, DTF in its meeting held on July 4 at the DC’s conference hall. To cover the awareness campaign in a shortest possible period it was decided to constitute five teams comprised of one representative each from Medical departme
  • Rotary Club Dimapur installs new team
    DIMAPUR, JULY 5 (MExN): The Rotary Club of Dimapur Had its 49th Installation Ceremony at the Rotary Centre Dimapur located at Midland on July 4.  The ceremony saw the handing over of the charge for the President and Secretary by the Installation officer Chandu Agarwal.   Kitoshi Zhimomi and Arijit Sharma were handed over the new charge of President and Secretary respectively.  The program started with the invocation prayer by Pastor Nila Sing. Ashok Agarw
  • KPA to conduct online exams 
    DIMAPUR, JUNE 5 (MExN): The Khelhoshe polytechnic Atoizu (KPA) has informed that even semester examination, regular students and odd semester examination, compartmental students for academic session January – June 2020 will be conducted from July 15 and 27 respectively.  A press release from the Principal, M Nakro said that in view of the current pandemic, the exams will be conducted online.  All the regular students are informed to pay the exam fees Rs 500 ea
  • NSCN (R) extends Tuluni greetings
    DIMAPUR, JULY 5 (MExN): The NSCN (R) today extended Tuluni greetings to the Sumi community. A press release from the MIP of the NSCN (R) said that “the Sumis are known for their bravery, courage and die-hard attitudes, yet simply chivalrous and respectful towards women folks.” “With these qualities, the NSCN (R) is very much optimistic that through this festivity, may Sumi brothers and sisters continue to shine in every sphere,” it stated. The NSCN (R) hoped tha
  • NCD appoints 5 senior councilors
    DIMAPUR, JULY 5 (MExN): As approved by the Councilor Annual General Meeting (AGM) on July 4, the President of the Naga Council Dimapur has appointed 5 senior councilors as search/selection commission for appointment of Naga Council office bearers for the 2020-2024 tenure. The Selection Commission is authorized to exercise full power as per constitution under Article No. 8 of Naga Council Dimapur, and its decision shall be considered legally final and binding, said a press release
  • MTLT condemns sexual assault of minors
    MOKOKCHUNG, JULY 5 (MExN): The Mokokchung Town Lanur Telongjem (MTLT) has condemned the sexual assault/abuse of two minors by one Dr Mapu, a “retired veterinarian and a deacon in one of the churches in Mokokchung town.” A press release from the MTLT stated that it is shocked, disgusted and totally distressed over the reported news. It appreciated the district administration and police for taking prompt action against the accused and reminded that the offender should be give
  • ESSU demands completion of schools in Aghunato
    Aghunato, July 5 (MExN):  The Eastern Sumi Students' Union (ESSU) has issued an ultimatum to the Department of School Education to take immediate steps to complete the construction of GMS Ngozubo, GMS Viyilho, GMS Shevishe and GMS Kelto under SDEO Aghunato. These school building projects were sanctioned, funded and implemented under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) during the years between 2010-2013. The sanctioned funds of these school buildings have reportedly been withdrawn