Nagaland

  • PenThrill’s 33rd publication ‘Into my Abyss’ released
    Dimapur, September 24 (MExN): Twenty two year old, Merasen-na Jamir’s debut novella titled “Into My Abyss” was formally released in Dimapur on September 21 by her close associate Avikali, who is also the inspiration behind the character ‘Avi’ in the novella. Merasen-na Jamir, who hails from Mopungchuket village under Mokokchung district, wrote the book when she was nineteen. “Into My Abyss” talks about ‘the issues prevailing in the Nag
  • Noklak town receives dustbins under Swachh Bharat Mission
    Noklak, September 24 (MExN): The Public Health Engineering Department, Noklak under the aegis of Swachh Bharat Mission-Grameen (SBM-conducted a programme for distribution of dustbins for Noklak town at PHE store, Noklak on September 24. Speaking on the occasion, EAC (Hq) Noklak, Yithachu Thur stressed on the importance of community participation and community ownership towards waste management. The issues of poor waste management have led to a plethora of problems that are detriment
  • Committee of Privileges meeting 
    Kohima, September 24 (MExN): Committee of Privileges Chairman, H Haiying has fixed a sitting of the committee on September 30 at 11:00 am in the Committee Room of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly Secretariat. All members of the Committee of Privileges are requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting as scheduled. 
  • DMC directs to renew, obtain trade license
    Dimapur, September 24 (MExN): The Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) has observed that many shopkeepers, traders and business establishment under DMC jurisdiction are in practice of carrying out their business without renewing or obtaining trade license, which is a complete violation of rules under Section 396 of Nagaland Municipal Act 2001. In this connection, DMC Administrator Albert Ezung has directed all the concerned who have not yet renewed or obtained License to renew orobtain thei
  • Konyak Union notifies on Lao-ong Mo festival
    Mon, September 24 (MExN): The Konyak Union (KU) has informed that the Lao-ong Mo (post harvest festival) of the Konyak community which is observed every year on September 28 in celebration and thanksgiving to the Almighty God for the bountiful harvest will not be held during this season due to the current pandemic.  KU, President, S Howing and Social & Cultural Secretary, Towang Konyak in a press release informed that the celebration has been cancelled to further ensure tha
  • TOLIC Kohima to host Hindi Fortnight closing ceremony online
    Kohima, September 24 (MExN): Town Official Language Implementation Committee (TOLIC), Kohima will be organizing Hindi Fortnight closing ceremony online (MS Team) at the Conference Hall of the Office of the Accountant General (Audit), Kohima on September 28 at 12 noon.  The ceremony will be inaugurated by the Chairman, TOLIC, Kohima and Pr Accountant General, Nagaland E Mhonbemo Patton. It will be attended by all the Heads of Central Government offices, 'Nationalized Banks,
  • Nagaland: Various activities mark Poshan Maah in Noksen
    Tuensang, September 24 (MExN): To observe the month long celebration of Rashtriya Poshan Maah, ICDS Noksen project held different activities at Noksen block from September 14 to 19. A programme on anaemia screening for adolescent girls and health and nutrition was held at PHC Noksen. Altogether 21 male and 33 female were screened on that day. A mothers’ meeting was organised for the mothers from Noksen block at Noksen village to sensitize them on topics such as COVID-19 and
  • Nagaland launches ‘School Safety and Security Pledge’
    Kohima, September 24 (MExN): The Government of Nagaland has launched the ‘School Safety and Security Pledge’ at the Nagaland Civil Secretariat on September 23.  According to a DIPR report, to ensure ‘School Safety,’ stakeholders hold a crucial part in safeguarding the interest of the children. As such, to assure their participation and accountability, a School Safety Pledge has been created whereby the teachers, parents and students together with the hea
  • KVK Peren conducts field day cum farmer scientist interaction
    Peren, September 24 (MExN): KVK Peren under ICAR for NER, Nagaland centre conducted field day on maize RCM 76 cum farmer scientist interaction at Punglwa B village, Peren on September 23. During the field day, Dr L Babita Devi, Programme Coordinator, i/c KVK Peren welcomed the farm women and congratulated them for their hard work and achievement.  Theme and activities of the farm women were highlighted by Dr Patu K Zeliang, ACTO, wherein Maize RCM 76, a composite variety dev
  • World Contraception Day event in Longleng
    Longleng, September 24 (MExN): District Task Force Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and Mahila Shakti Kendra Longleng will be conducting an awareness programme on World Contraception Day for drop out and unemployed girls aged between 13-20 years, on September 26 at DC conference hall DCs complex Longleng. Therefore the youth in-charge preferably, a women, along with (5) five representatives each from concern wards have been requested to attend the program without fail.
  • ATMA Ralan conducts training on cultivation practices of winter vegetables 
    Wokha, September 24 (MExN): ATMA Ralan block, Wokha conducted training on cultivation practices of winter vegetables by Nchumthung Shitirie, ATM at Liphanyan Village on September 19. A press release received here stated that the ATM highlighted on the importance of nursery bed preparation, spacing, land preparation and pest and disease management. He also appraised the farmers on crop rotation as well as planting of trap crops to minimize pest infestations on the main crop. A brief
  • Nagaland: Online competition on NEP
    Kohima, September 24 (MExN): The Directorate of School Education notified for the information of all concerned that Janjati Shiksha Samiti, Nagaland affiliated to Vidya Bharati Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Sansthan, New Delhi is organising online competition on National Education Policy (NEP) for Students, Teachers and Citizens from September 25 to October 2. Interested persons may take part in the competitions by visiting www.mynep.in. Details of eligibility conditions and Prizes are avail
  • Nagaland: Transport department notifies
    Kohima, September 24 (MExN): The Transport Department in a notification informed that in continuation of Department’s notification dated March 6, 2020, and in compliance to the judgement of the Supreme Court Order dated August 13, 2020 passed in the matter of WP(C) No. 13029 of 1985, MC Mehta v/s Union of India, the Government of Nagaland has allowed registration of BS-IV vehicles sold on or before March 31, 2020, and whose sales have been uploaded on the e-Vaahan Portal of the C
  • Nagaland: Total restriction of movement on NH-29 Patkai Bridge-Kukidolong stretch on Sept 26 & 27 
    Dimapur, September 24 (MExN): The Deputy Commissioner Dimapur on September 24 informed that “total restriction of all movement on NH-29 from Chathe River Bridge (Patkai Bridge) to Kukidolong” will be imposed on September 26 and 27 to allow restoration works on the highway.  “In the interest of public safety there will be total restriction of all movement from Chate River Bridge (Patkai Bridge) to Kukidolong from 07:00 AM on 26th September, 2020 (Saturday) to 2
  • Nagaland: Government relents, rolls back COVID cess on fuel
    Morung Express News Dimapur | September 23 After much uproar against the COVID-19 cess on petroleum products, the Government of Nagaland has informed of its decision to revoke the cess. The decision was taken in the State Cabinet meeting held on September 23, informed a press release by the Government.  Levied from April 29 earlier this year, the COVID cess increased the prices of diesel and petrol by Rs 5 and Rs 6 a litre respectively, “in addition to existing rat
  • Nagaland’s estimates closing deficit of Rs 2358.81 cr
    Morung Express News Kohima | September 23 Given the trend of revenue receipts of the State this fiscal, the Nagaland government today informed that the current year (2020-21) is expected to close with a deficit of Rs 2358.81 crore as per budget estimates. The Finance Department in a press release informed that it is a combination of decline on receipts from the centre, particularly in State’s share in the taxes and duties of the union government and falling internal revenu
  • Nagaland: New Dhansiri Bridge area one of Dimapur’s most accident-prone zones
    Accounts for 38.09% of total accidents in the district Morung Express News Dimapur | September 23 For those accustomed to plying along the New Dhansiri Bridge to DMC toll booth in Dimapur at night, the sight of an overturned vehicle or a recovery van in the area may not be new. With 16 accidents along the stretch from January till date, the area accounts for 38.09% of the total accidents in the district. Most of these accidents involved four-wheelers and trucks accounted
  • Negotiating livelihoods: Daily struggles continue for Naga women vendors in Dimapur
    Veroli Zhimo Dimapur | September 23 After a five-month long struggle to make ends meet, Khriethono has returned to her usual spot at the Supermarket area in Dimapur. Every day, she sits in a shaded spot on the pavement selling mekhalas and shawls that she weaves on a loin loom. As living expenses increased, Khriethono realized her husband’s salary was not enough to maintain household expenses and support their children’s school fees. It motivated her to set up shop as a
  • Naga judge appointed as Additional Registrar in SC
    Dimapur, September 23 (MExN): Mezivolu T Therieh, District & Sessions Judge, Phek (Nagaland Judicial Service) has been appointed as Additional Registrar in Supreme Court of India. The appointment is on deputation basis, initially for a period of one year with effect from September 21, an office order from the apex court stated. In her new assignment, Therieh will look after the work of Supreme Court Legal Services Committee (SCLSC), Mediation & Conciliation Project Commit
  • Nagaland RD Minister tests COVID-19 positive
    67 fresh cases, 16 recoveries on September 23 Dimapur, September 23 (MExN): 67 COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Nagaland on September 23, which included State Minister for Rural Development Metsubo Jamir. The Minister reportedly tested positive after his return from New Delhi. A confirmatory second test is awaited. Jamir took to Twitter to confirm the status of his COVID-19 test on Wednesday. “…anyone who has had contact with me is kindly requested to