Nagaland

  • Contractor Pele continues agri activities
    Kohima, July 7 (MExN): Nagaland Contractors’ & Suppliers Union (NCSU) President, Pele Khezhie has encouraged the people of Nagaland to go ahead with the agricultural activities in order to ensure food security in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic may have disheartened many people but farming has to continue in order to have food security, he said while undertaking paddy transplantation in his paddy field on the bank of Dzü river along the Kohima-C
  • Concerned AYUSH Doctors respond to NADA rejoinder
    Dimapur, July 5 (MExN): The Concerned AYUSH Doctors on July 5 came out in response to Nagaland AYUSH Doctors Association (NADA). NADA’s statement on Saturday reflected its stand on appointment of AYUSH Doctors that recruitment will be on seniority basis (i.e. calculated from the year of passing degree) against any resultant vacancy. This, the Concerned AYUSH Doctors said, infringes upon the Article 14 to 18 of the constitution of India. “So on account of differenc
  • ‘Extortion has got nothing to do with Naga political problem’
     NPF president Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsu defends Guv’s letter   Dimapur, July 5 (MExN):  President of the Naga People’s Front (NPF) Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsu on July 5 said that extortion has nothing to do with the Naga political problem and it is “purely a law and order subject.” This was said by Dr Liezietsu in his observations on the Governor’s letter to the Chief Minister. “Extortion has got nothing to do with
  • DBSU recognises HSLC & HSSLC toppers
    Dimapur, July 5 (MExN): The 4th annual felicitation programme of HSLC and HSSLC toppers organised by Dimapur Bengali Students’ Union (DBSU) was held at St Mary Montessori Higher Secondary School, Dimapur on July 5. Minister of Higher & Technical Education and Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along was the special guest during the occasion.  Acknowledging the contributions of the Bengali community to the progress of the state, the Minister called for the people of th
  • Kohima Police arrests two
    Kohima, July 5 (MExN): The Kohima police on July 4 arrested an extortionist in connection with Kohima North PS case no 0018/2020. According to a statement from the office of the Superintendent of Police, Kohima, the absconding person was apprehended from Para-Medical area in Kohima. The accused, identified as Khosato Keyho, also known as Kenny (25), is a habitual offender and was earlier arrested in connection with two cases under Kohima North PS and Kohima South PS, accordin
  • NDPP reacts to NPF statement
    Dimapur, July 5 (MExN): The NDPP on July 5 refuted the statements made by the NPF Legislature Party (NPFLP) on matters related to the press statement made by the State Government. Coming out in defense of the state government’s statement, the NDPP said that it was not about ‘rhetoric or confrontation in any manner’, but a “mature and straightforward statement that was based on facts and accurate data…” Reacting to NPF's allegation that
  • Kikheto relieved of charge in Dimapur
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 5   Head of the Empowered Group for COVID-19, Dimapur district, Y Kikheto Sema has been relieved of his charge. As per a government memo, issued by the Chief Secretary on July 4, Sema, who is the state Agriculture Production Commissioner, was "directed to resume normal duties in Kohima."   "All other officers attached to assist the Agriculture Production Commissioner in Dimapur are also directed to report to their
  • State Govt’s response ‘holds no water’: NPF-LP
    Kohima, July 4 (MExN): The NPF Legislature Party (NPF-LP) has said that the State Government’s response to Governor RN Ravi’s letter “holds no water,” and claimed that “the common man in the market is better versed with the reality than the State Government.” In a statement dated July 3, the NPF-LP alleged that the ‘unsavoury’ response of the State Government “nothing but an assorted collection of distorted facts and figures to
  • Therie differs with State Govt reply
    Dimapur, July 4 (MExN): The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) President, K Therie on Saturday censured the State Government for claiming that the law and order situation in Nagaland is normal, and termed it as an insult to the public. In a press release, K Therie stated that “The State Government’s claim that ‘law and order is normal’ is an insult to the public. The writ of the State Government has been surrendered ever since regional party came to
  • Tree falls, disrupts power supply to COVID hospital
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 4  Power supply to the designated District COVID-19 Hospital, Dimapur was disrupted after a huge eucalyptus tree fell on Saturday afternoon. The falling tree missed hitting three transformers meant for the hospital and the surrounding neighbourhood, but brought down distribution paraphernalia connected to the transformers.  According to a DIPR report, the tree fell in between the residential quarters of the Medical Superintendent
  • CM reviews state’s monsoon preparedness
    Kohima, July 4 (MExN): Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio chaired a State level meeting on monsoon preparedness with Cabinet Ministers, Advisors, Chief Secretary, and other senior government officials, at the Secretariat Conference hall on Saturday. Updates from the DIPR informed that the objective of the meeting was to prepare for any natural calamities or eventuality that may occur with the onset of the monsoon season. In the meeting, OSD, Nagaland State Disaster Management Authori
  • 24 more cases reported in Nagaland, recovery tally at 228
    Dimapur, July 4 (MExN): Nagaland reported 24 new COVID-19 positive cases on July 4, taking the state’s tally of positive cases to 563. Peren district continued to have the highest number of active cases in the state as 21 out of the new cases reported on Saturday belonged to the district. The other two cases were from Kohima while Mon reported one positive case, according to official updates. With this, the total number of active cases in the state stands at 335. No rec
  • Mkg police confirms arrest of sexual abuse accused
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 4 A day after news reports of a sexual abuse case in Mokokchung were published, the Mokokchung police on July 4 issued a press statement officially confirming it.  The press release issued by the Mokokchung Superintendent of Police stated that a written complaint was received on July 1 at Police Station-II “alleging that two minors have been sexually assaulted/abused” on several occasions since last year by one person. 
  • Dillai Gate gets new Police Post building
    Dimapur, July 4 (MExN): A new Police Post building was inaugurated at Dillai Gate, Dimapur, on Saturday. Director General Police Nagaland, T John Longkumer who graced the occasion, advised the police personnel who would be posted at the border gates to use the building as a ‘house of respect’ and create a good image of Nagaland Police force. Longkumer reminded the police personnel to be efficient, polite and kind while emphasizing on their roles as protectors. “Y
  • NSCN (IM) reduces ‘taxes’ to 3%
    Dimapur, July 4 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) Ministry of Information and Publicity (MIP) on Saturday issued a statement reducing the “5% payable to the Government of the People’s Republic of Nagalim (GPRN)” to 3 % with immediate effect. “This is for general information that in the context of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic crisis and the economic slowdown that followed because of the continuing lockdown, the 5% payable to the Government of the People’s Repu
  • NCD incumbents unconstitutionally holding office: DTAH
    Dimapur, July 4 (MExN): The Dimapur Tribal Apex Hoho (DTAH) on Saturday accused the incumbent team of office bearers of the Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) of “unconstitutionally” holding on to office even after lapsing of tenure.  In a press release, the DTAH, which claims to consist of 14 tribal Hoho presidents, denounced the NCD statement, which was published in the local dailies on July 3, warning members from attending a meeting called by the DTAH. In the rel
  • NADA shocked by ‘Concerned AYUSH Doctors,’ NVCO's statement
    Dimapur, July 4 (MExN): The Nagaland AYUSH Doctors Association (NADA) today said that as the Apex body of the Nagaland AYUSH professionals, it was “shocked and appalled” by the issue brought forth by the Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organisation (NVCO) and ‘Concerned AYUSH Doctors’ recently on local dailies.  It pertains to the appointment to the post of AYUSH doctors, stated NADA in a press rejoinder issued by its  General Secretary Dr Sha
  • Zeliangrong Councilors Dmp to support NCD’s constitution
    Dimapur, July 4 (MExN): The Zeliangrong Councillors Dimapur today said that they have decided to “support and stand by the constitution of the Naga Council Dimapur (NCD).  We also urge every citizen of Dimapur to abide and uphold the NCD's constitution for “better functioning and harmony among the people of Dimapur,” said a statement issued on behalf of Zeliangrong Councillors by James Akham. The NCD is the apex organisation based in Dimapur and it has b
  • NNC (Parent Body) flays Disturbed Area Act
    Dimapur, July 4 (MExN): The Naga National Council (Parent Body) has condemned the “imposition and extension of Disturbed Area Act/Armed Forces Special Power Act” in Nagaland calling it a “draconian Act.”  The Act is imposed in Nagaland since 1958 and this “aggression with brute force” is a complete violation of International Human rights and should be condemned by all right thinking human rights organisation and community of Nations across
  • ‘Tobacco Free Village’ awareness programme in Longmisa village
    Mokokchung, July 4 (MExN): District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC) Mokokchung under the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) conducted awareness programme to prioritize promotion of ‘Tobacco Free Village’ in Longmisa village on July 4.  On record the Longmisa Village Council with the help of Longmisa Baptist Arogo imposed a strict ban on sale of tobacco products within the village jurisdiction since 2018. Applauding the initiative of the council and the chu