Nagaland

  • Rice sample sent for testing
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 16 A rice godown located at Naharbari, Dimapur was sealed by the authorities on June 15 after a viral video clip showing that the go-down was allegedly mixing actual rice with ‘duplicate rice’ emerged on social media. Police sources said they have taken suo moto cognisance of the issue but were however, awaiting results of the samples which have been collected and sent by the Food Safety officials. Sources said the sample results we
  • Parliamentary committee on Naga political issue reconstituted
    Kohima, June 16 (MExN): The Parliamentary Committee on Naga political issue comprising of all the 60 members of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly, and the 2 Members of Parliament from Nagaland has been reconstituted. According to a notification issued by Nagaland Chief Secretary J Alam on June 16, the committee will be headed by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio as Convenor and Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton and Deputy Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition TR Zeliang as Co-Convenors.
  • Govt’s transparency claims only on paper, says NPF
    Dimapur, June 16 (MExN): The Naga People’s Front (NPF) on Wednesday accused the State government of attempting to dodge direct and pertinent questions put up by the NPF Legislature Wing and the NPF Central Office. The NPF party asked whether the government’s silence was because it felt that the questions raised by the opposition party “deserves no answers or they do not dare answer them as that would disprove their so called ‘transparent’ government the
  • Tuensang receives nine oxygen concentrators from MOfA
    Tuensang, June 16 (MExN): With the initiative of DC and Chairman DTF COVID-19 Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant , Tuensang district has received nine oxygen concentrators from Medical Oxygen for All (MOfA) which was delivered on June 16.  According to a DIPR report, the oxygen concentrators received by the district will be used to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the district. While acknowledging and appreciating the donation of MOfA, the DC handed over the consignment to Chief Medical O
  • NSCN (IM) mourns demise of senior member
    Dimapur, June 16 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) on Wednesday grieved the demise of Brigadier Tokiho Chishi, MSM, the incumbent Commander of the Unified City Command, Kohima, Naga Army on June 16 after a prolonged illness. He hailed from M Tsugho (New Kilomi) village under Sumi Region and enrolled in the Naga national service on October 1, 1983, a press release from the NSCN (IM) through its MIP informed.  “In the name of His Excellency, the Yaruiwo of the GPRN, the Longvibu of
  • Nagaland: News in brief 16 June 2021
    DC Tuensang appeals for rent waiver Tuensang, June 16 (MExN): As decided in the meeting of the District Task Force on COVID-19 held on June 11, the DC and Chairman, DTF for COVID-19, Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant, has appealed to the owners of shops and business establishments to be compassionate during the pandemic and waive off at least a month's rent for the shops which have remained shut during the lockdown period. Due to the prevailing situation of COVID-19 and the lockdown mea
  • Dimapur COVID-19: NEIADVL donates essential protective equipment to healthcare workers
    Dimapur, June 16 (MExN): The Indian Association of Dermatologist Venereologist and Leprologists NE States (NEIADVL) through Nagaland Chapter donated essential protective equipment to Dimapur healthcare workers on June 16. Dr Mhabemo Ovung, President, Nagaland Chapter NEIADVL handed over the essential protective equipments to Dr I Moatemjen, Chief Medical Officer Dimapur. Dr Ovung informed that under the NEIADVL president’s initiated community service programme, the ass
  • Domestic workers seek solidarity in fight for equality, decent work
    Dimapur, June 16 (MExN): A decade ago, the adoption of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) was regarded as a breakthrough for domestic workers around the world. However, ten years on domestic workers still fight for equality and decent work. Addressing the International Domestic Workers Day event in Dimapur, Sr Pramila Lobo UFS, coordinator of National Domestic Workers Movement (NDWM) – Nagaland Region highlighted the signifi
  • NVCO concerned on ‘use of  children as domestic servants’
    Kohima, June 16 (MExN): The Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organisation (NVCO) expressed concern on the “use of children as domestic servants” which continues to be common in parts of the world including “Nagaland state and they are very vulnerable to exploitation and physical violence.” Marking the International Day of Domestic Workers, NVCO President Kezhokhoto Savi said that domestic workers have been among the most affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Latvia & UNDP India partner to provide ‘critical medical equipment’ to Nagaland
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 16  The Government of Latvia and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India have partnered to ensure availability of critical medical equipment in Nagaland. For the initiative, Latvia contributed USD 60,000 for the procurement of medical equipment, as part of the broader European Union's assistance to India’s response to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, informed a joint statement used by Embassy of Latvia and UNDP
  • Mokokchung: 25 PwDs receive COVID jabs during special drive
    Morung Express News Mokokchung | June 16  Mokokchung District Task Force COVID-19 Vaccine launched a two-day special vaccination drive on June 16 for 45 years and above and Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in all the 18 wards under Mokokchung Municipal Council and neighboring villages of Mokokchung and Chuchuyimpang.  Speaking to media persons, DTF Mokokchung Nodal Officer for COVID-19 vaccination, Sentilong Ozukum, SDO (Civil) Mokokchung informed that on Wednesday, a
  • NSRLM-RD in action to contain spread of COVID-19 in rural areas
    Oversees progress of Community Surveillance Team Wokha, June 16 (MExN): As part of the departmental monitoring inspection, Chichanthung Shitiri, Area Coordinator, (SISD) NSRLM-RD Department visited various villages under Bhandari Block to oversee the work progress of Community Surveillance Team formed to contain the spread of corona virus in the rural areas.  The importance of getting vaccination, specifically covering the vulnerable groups was iterated and that the governme
  • Nagaland: News in Picture 16 June 2021
    Kiphire District Task Force for COVIR-19 convened a meeting with all the Medical Officers of DH, CHC and PHC, to review the ongoing vaccination drive at DC's Conference Hall, Kiphire on June 16. Reviewing the ongoing vaccination drive, the members discussed how to strengthen the grassroot level preparation for COVID-19 vaccination drive and informed every block to conduct outreach activity. Further, line departments were also informed to continue disseminating proper informatio
  • KVK Peren distributes seeds to farmers in Beisumpuikam 
    Peren, June 16 (MExN): ICAR-KVK Peren, Jalukie in collaboration with ICAR Research Complex for NER, Nagaland centre, Jharnapani conducted seed distribution programme at Beisumpuikam village with selected farmers on June 14. KVK Peren in a press release stated that during the programme, package of practices of lowland rice cultivation was discussed by Dr Patu K Zeliang, ACTO, PBG KVK Peren for Seed production of lowland paddy RCM-9 to meet the demand for seeds. While under oil seed p
  • Pro Rural provides assistance to needy families 
    Dimapur, June 16 (MExN): Pro Rural, a humanitarian NGO based in Dimapur has been giving assistance to daily wagers and migrant labourers in and around the city who are hard hit by the lockdown. They have been providing essential items and dry ration and sanitation kits to children and elderly people “who are not covered or under-served by the government PDS and other schemes.” “The relief programme has covered over 600 neediest families from 28 villages or colon
  • Nagaland extends lockdown till June 30
    Kohima, June 16 (PTI): The Nagaland government on Wednesday further extended the ongoing state-wide lockdown till June 30, a senior official said. The restrictions were scheduled to end on June 18. "The high-powered committee on COVID-19 headed by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, in a meeting today, decided to extend the lockdown till June 30," Government co-spokesperson and advisor Mmhonlumo Kikon told PTI. Asked about the reason for the extension, he said, "The COV
  • Nagaland records 101 fresh COVID cases, 3 more deaths
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 15  With the confirmation of 101 fresh COVID-19 cases, the cumulative tally of infections in Nagaland rose to 23,854 on Tuesday. The new cases were detected from 1,373 samples that were tested, indicating a daily positivity rate of 7.35 percent. According to the daily bulletin issued by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) of the state Health and Family Welfare Department, the new cases were reported from ten districts&mdas
  • Government report flags ‘lapses’ in Nagaland bat study: The Hindu
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | June 15 More than a year after it reported that an enquiry is being initiated into whether adequate permissions had been sought for a study on bats in Nagaland, The Hindu in a follow-up on June 15 claimed that a government report has concluded that there had been “concerning lapses” in the conduct and protocols followed for the study. An ‘inter-department row’ also continues over “where the bat samples should be s
  • GPRN/NSCN condoles 
    Dimapur, June 15 (MExN): The GPRN/NSCN has expressed grief over the untimely demise of Sergeant Hito of Suhoi village, Union Territory Region, who passed away on June 13.  “Late Sgt. Hito joined the national service in 2014, hewas a young and sincere man who have committed to strive for the Naga nation till his last breath,” stated a condolence note issued by MIP, GPRN/ NSCN, adding his contribution and service in various capacities as a dedicated soldier towards th
  • 10 held, trucks seized for ‘illegally’ buying veneer sheets
    Kohima, June 15 (MExN): Security Forces arrested 10 ten persons with four trucks of veneer sheets at general area Paramedical Colony, Kohima District on June 3. The of veneer sheets were brought illegally without paying taxes, maintained a press release from PRO, HQ IGAR (N) received today.  The 4 trucks, seized by Security Forces after a specific input, were carrying approximately 96 tons of veneer sheets, along with Rs 50,000 in cash, it added.  The apprehended ind