• COVID-19 vaccine: CMO Dimapur says Nagaland has ‘very good’ storage facilities
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 14 (MExN): The Chief Medical Officer of Dimapur, Dr Mereninla Senlem today stated that Nagaland State has very good storage facilities maintaining the required 2 to 8 degree Celsius storage temperature. This was reported by the DIPR on Thursday evening.  The CMO had earlier received the 26,500 doses of the Covishield vaccine which arrived in Dimapur airport at around 1:30pm on January 14.  Briefing media persons from Dimapur Airport, the Dimapur CMO
  • Nagaland receives first consignment of COVID-19 vaccine
    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 14  In a positive development, Nagaland today received the first consignment of the COVID-19 vaccines, two days ahead of the scheduled roll-out on January 16. According to state health officials, 26500 doses of Covishield vaccine arrived at Dimapur Airport on January 14 as a part of first phase delivery from the Government of India.  The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, Covishield, has been developed in collaboration with Pune-b
  • COVID-19 Impact: Nagaland’s vehicle registrations down by 44.67% in 2020
    March-August 2020 period most hit; robust recovery in last 4 months  Morung Express News Dimapur | January 13   The number of vehicle registration decreased by nearly 45% in 2020 as compared to 2019 reflecting the adverse impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the  automobile sector seen across India.   As per the VAHAN Dashboard, based on regional transport offices in Nagaland, a total of 16,214 vehicles were registered in 2020, as against 29,306
  • Use public property wisely & responsibly
    Youngsters caught on camera writing vulgar messages on Smart City kiosks Morung Express News Kohima | January 13 A group of youngsters were caught on camera updating vulgar messages in the Smart City Wi-Fi Kiosks in Kohima, according to a recent post updated on the Kohima Smart City social media accounts. The caption read, "Before you plan to steal a flower pot, or vandalize public property, or steal a car, know that Kohima is watching you. Let us learn to use o
  • Grim milestone: COVID-19 cases in Nagaland breach 12K-mark
    Dimapur, January 13 (MExN): 233 days after the first COVID-19 case was reported in Nagaland on May 25, 2020, the total COVID-19 caseload in Nagaland breached the 12,000 mark on Wednesday with 6 new cases reported from four districts in the State.  Out of the 6 new cases, 3 were reported in Dimapur and one each in Kohima, Mokokchung and Mon. The total caseload as on January 13 was 12,003. Meanwhile, State Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom also informed that 7 recoveries were reg
  • HC office to assume added role in NSDMA
    Kohima, January 13 (MExN): The Nagaland Government on Wednesday declared that the office of Home Commissioner will also function as Commissioner, Disaster Management/ Relief Commissioner and Administrative Head of Department (AHoD) for the Secretariat of Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), Home Department, established as per the provision of Disaster Management Act 2005 Section 14 (1). According to a DIPR report, the NSDMA, Home Department will have the responsibil
  • SAYO demands investigation into cause of Dzükou fire
    Morung Express news  Kohima | January 13 Barely a few days after the Dzükou Valley fire was brought under control, the Southern Angami Youth Organization (SAYO) has filed a First Information Report (FIR) alleging that some youths perpetrated the fire in the valley. In a written complaint lodged at Khuzama Police Station on January 12, the organization claimed that, on the afternoon of December 29, a group of 21 boys and girls (youths) were seen returning from Dzük
  • ‘Only Auto Disabled Syringe for COVID-19 vaccination’: WHO Consultant
    District level training for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out conducted in Dimapur  Dimapur, January 13 (MExN): District level training for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out for private hospitals and for CDPOs, Supervisors, Home Guards, AWWs was held at CMO’s Conference Hall and Chapel Hall, District Hospital Dimapur on January 12 and 13 respectively. During the training, Dr Sheila Longkumer, Consultant, WHO, ensured that only AD Syringe (Auto Disabled), a one-time use only syringe, w
  • COVID-19 vaccination at 12 sites in Wokha
    Wokha, January 13 (MExN): Wokha district has identified 12 session sites for 1533 health workers in the district for COVID-19 vaccination drive. Informing this, Dr Khelito Zhimomi DIO (RCH/UIP) requested the District Task Force (DTF) for logistic support during vaccination and the Social Welfare Department to appoint staffs as vaccination officer at session sites as well as mobilize the anganwadis for vaccination. Attending the DTFI meeting for COVID-19 vaccine convened at Deputy Co
  • Continuing tradition: Chendang village celebrates Poang Lüm
    Morung Express News Tuensang | January 13 The Chendang Village Council celebrated Poang Lüm festival in Chendang village under Tuensang district with the theme ‘Hulehu (Happy)’ on January 13. Addressing the gathering, chief guest H Zungkum Chang, a former candidate and Central Executive Council Member of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) Nagaland, spoke on the need for the community to be self sufficient. He posed a challenge before the communit
  • Naga Regiment selected for award
    Dimapur, January 13 (MExN): On the occasion of Army Day 2021, the 3rd Battalion of the Naga Regiment has been selected for the Chief of the Army Staff Unit Citation award for exemplary performance in the service of the Nation during the year 2020. “3 NAGA- the youngest battalion in the regiment was raised in the year 2009. This year, 23 different units of the Indian Army have been chosen for the coveted honour on the occasion of the Army Day-2021,” informed a press release
  • Nagaland: COVID-19 vaccine delivery ‘shortly’
    Elaborate arrangements made for transportation to all districts Kohima, January 13 (MExN): Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Amardeep Bhatia, IAS today informed that the COVID-19 vaccine will be delivered shortly and all elaborate arrangements have been made for transportation to all districts of Nagaland state. Bhatia stated this while briefing the second meeting of the State Steering Committee for COVID-19 vaccine held under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary
  • Noklak COVID-19 DTF reviews vaccine preparedness 
    Noklak, January 13 (MExN): The Noklak District Task Force on COVID-19 held a meeting January 11 to deliberate on preparedness for the impending COVID-19 vaccination drive. According to updates from the state DIPR, Deputy Commissioner Reny Wilfred who chaired the meeting, directed all concerned departments to be prepared and set mechanisms in place for the successful conduct of the drive.  The house also discussed the requirement of TrueNat machine and other medical equipment
  • ‘Look beyond 50 years and work hard’
    Satakha Range Students Union celebrates golden jubilee Satakha, January 13 (MExN): The golden jubilee celebration of the Satakha Range Students Union (SRSU) kicked off on Wednesday with the unveiling of the jubilee monolith by Nagaland Minister for Agriculture and Co-operation G Kaito Aye. On the occasion, the Minister asked the students to think outside the box, work hard, study with determination and compete with diligence. “The struggles you face and the experiences you
  • CSIR-CIMAP conducts awareness programme on aromatic crops in Dimapur 
    Dimapur, January 13 (MExN): The CSIR Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) recently held an awareness programme on improved cultivation and processing technology of aromatic crops for income enhancement of tribal farmers. The programme held at Lhothavi Village in Dimapur was well attended by farmer groups and SHGs of the area, stated a press release received here. Addressing the gathering as the keynote speaker, Dr Israr Ali, Consultant at CSIR-CIMAP spoke
  • Peren DPDB prepares for R-Day celebration
    Peren, January 13 (MExN): The first monthly DPDB meeting for Peren district for the year 2021 was held at DC’s Conference Hall, District Hq Peren on January 12. The meeting was chaired by DC & Vice Chairman DPDB Peren, Sentiwapang Aier, NCS. According to a DIPR report, work distribution pertaining to the forthcoming 72nd Republic Day celebration was discussed and the house also decided to conduct mass social work on January 23 in view of the celebration. Peren Governmen
  • Mopungchuket Tourism partially reopens
    Mokokchung, January 13 (MExN): The Mopungchuket Community Tourism Society (MCTS) has announced that Mopungchuket Tourism is now partially reopening after remaining closed since March 2019 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. As part of the partial reopening, Süngkotenem Park will remain open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to visitors all days of the week except of Sundays, informed a press release issued by Aridong Aier, Secretary, MCTS. “Visitors are required to fo
  • CABYF 50th year celebration from Jan 15
    Kohima, January 13 (MExN): The Chokri Area Baptist Youth Fellowship (CABYF) is all set to celebrate 50 year of its existence from January 15 to 17 at Thenyizu village under Phek district with the theme ‘Proclaim liberty in Christ.’ The main speaker of the celebration will include; Rev P Bonny Resü, Lead Pastor, Chakhesang Baptist Church, Dimapur, Rev Dr Sülüveyi Rhakho, Director, Harvest Ministries International and  Rev. Dr. Chekrovei Cho-o, Professo
  • Fire breaks out in Kohima, no casualty 
    Kohima, January 13 (MExN): A store room was gutted and a RCC building was partially damaged after a fire broke out at Lower Officer Hill colony in Kohima on January 13. The team from Fire Station, Kohima South proceeded to control the fire after receiving a fire call at 1:04 am, said an update from the Fire & Emergency Services.  It stated that the fire tenders with sufficient equipments and fire personnel pressed into action. The team took 20 minutes to bring the fire u
  • Message of brotherhood takes centre-stage at Poang Lüm
    Morung Express News Tuensang | January 12 The Chang community in Tuensang celebrated Poang Lüm, the premier festival of the Chang Nagas with the central message of brotherhood between neighbours and within the community, on Tuesday. Held under the theme ‘Qui-Qui (Highly Exalted),’ the celebration began with a Happung (go kart) cavalcade from Clock Tower till the Loyem Memorial Ground in Tuensang town. The procession was marshalled by Tuensang Deputy Commissioner