• AR seizes contraband worth Rs 5 crore
    Dimapur, July 4 (MExN): The Assam Rifles has seized illegal contraband items worth around Rs 5 crore and arrested one person from general area of Purana Bazar, Dimapur on July 3, an official release informed.  The seizure was made after the AR troops and police launched an operation in the area based on “on specific intelligence regarding consignment of contraband,” the release said. The recoveries from the seizure included “530 bags of areca nuts, 1265
  • AKM seals telecom offices in Mokokchung
    Morung Express News Mokokchung | July 4 The Ao Kaketshir Mungdang (AKM) today locked down the shutters of two telecom service providers’ offices in Mokokchung town after they failed to work on improving their services as demanded by the apex organization. Reliance Jio Infocom Ltd and Vodafone Idea Ltd offices were shut down by AKM and their shutters sealed. It may be recalled that AKM had earlier on May 6 written to four telecom service providers in Mokokchung includin
  • NDPP Mkg response to LSU and Lotha Hoho on delimitation
    Mokokchung, July 4 (MExN): In response to the press release issued by the Lotha Students Union (LSU) and Lotha Hoho on June 26, the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) Mokokchung Region said that the allegation on Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio for forwarding the decision of the State Cabinet for the postponement of the present notification of delimitation exercise in his own capacity is completely unfounded and insensible. The CM exercised his duty on behalf of
  • ‘Animal cruelty in our society needs to stop’
    Nagaland Animal Welfare Society to check pet shops running without licenses   Dimapur, July 4 (MExN): “Animal cruelty is a problem today in our society that is growing rapidly which needs to stop.   There has been a debate going on whether dog meat trade in Nagaland should be banned or not,” the Nagaland Animal Welfare Society (NAWS) asserted on Saturday. According to a tweet by Temjen Toy, Chief Secretary of Nagaland, “The state government
  • ANTA Wokha provides relief to taxi drivers
    Wokha, July 4 (MExN): With the objective to reach out to the drivers whose livelihood are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the All Nagaland Taxi Association (ANTA) Wokha unit on July 4 provided relief for the second time to all its members, both local and regional taxi drivers. A press release stated that ANTA Wokha, President Hayithung Odyuo, during the distribution at its office urged all the drivers to strictly adhere by the laid down SOP and precautionary measures like weari
  • DC Tuensang directs pet owners
    Tuensang, July 4 (MExN): District Administration Tuensang has taken notice of dogs and domesticated animals venturing into the COVID Hospital Tuensang and rummaging through hospital waste bins and feeding on leftover foods, posing a threat to public health and safety especially in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this regard, the Deputy Commissioner, Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant IAS has issued an order on July 3 to all pet owners under Tuensang to restrain dogs and domesticated animals s
  • Cultural seminar on festivals of Chakhesang tribe concludes
    Phek, July 4 (MExN): The three-day long cultural seminar on festivals of Chakhesang Tribe Paradigm Cultural Functions and Production Grant (CFPG) appreciating the diverse culture of Chakhesang tribe was organised by the Koza Boys Club (KBC), Khezhakeno. The seminar held at Zhipfhemi Community Hall, Khezhakeno village, Phek district concluded on July 4.  KBC, Chairman, Ezekiel Koza while speaking on the importance of different festivals of Chakhesang people throughout the year
  • News in Picture: July 4, 2020
    In a bid to facilitate safety of frontline Health Workers in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, Mokokchung Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) extended assistance to the District Administration, Mokokchung by distributing 50 PPE kits made out of locally available materials. (Photo Courtesy: HQ IGAR North)   Participants during the three-day long cultural seminar held at Zhipfhemi Community Hall, Khezhakeno village, Phek district from July 2
  • NSLSA hosts webinar on ‘Contours & Analysis of Consumer Protection Laws’
    Kohima, July 4 (MExN): The Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) hosted a webinar on ‘Contours & Analysis of Consumer Protection Laws’ on July 3 with Sukumar Pattjoshi, Senior advocate, New Delhi as panel speaker.   Referring to President Kennedy’s Consumer Bill of Rights speech, Sukumar opined that consumer protection is an element that affects us all.   He also highlighted the need to analyze consumer protection in modern day, and
  • Nagaland: Cyber police investigating 'leaking' of Gov’s letter
    Morung Express News Kohima | July 3 The Cyber Crime branch of the Nagaland Police is reportedly investigating how the Governor’s letter to the Chief Minister went public. The supposedly confidential letter, dated June 16, was 'leaked' to social media on June 25.  In the letter, the Governor RN Ravi pulled up the Neiphiu Rio-led PDA government for perceived failure on the law and order front with special emphasis on unrestrained monetary demands by “a
  • Duncan and Burma Camp Urban PHCs to function as OPDs
    Dimapur, July 3 (MExN): The Duncan Urban Primary Health Centre (PHC) and Burma Camp Urban PHC will function as normal OPD for the public in Dimapur, till the district Hospital is reopened for the public in Dimapur. This decision was taken during a meeting between Dimapur Deputy Commissioner Anoop Khinchi and top officials of the Medical Department on July 3. According to a press release from the DC, with the District Hospital being utilized as COVID-19 Hospital, arrested/accu
  • Bethel Kitchen workers test negative for COVID-19
    Kohima, July 3 (MExN): In regard to the reports of some frontline workers being tested positive for COVID-19 infection in Kohima, the Kohima DC Gregory Thejawelie, NCS on Friday clarified that a mass “preventive testing” for COVID-19 infection for all the people involved in Bethel Kitchen, Kohima was carried out compulsorily, and all the results came negative. However, the DC stated that as per the guidelines on preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in
  • Man held for sexual abuse of minors in Mokokchung
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 3 One man was arrested by the Mokokchung police on charges of sexually abusing minors. According to the Mokokchung Police, the accused was arrested on July 1 based on a complaint lodged by the parents of two children, who were allegedly sodomised.  A Mokokchung police official said that the victims recently disclosed to their parents following which the parents filed a police complaint on July 1. Based on the complaint, medical examina
  • State tally at 539, 31 recoveries on Friday
    Kohima, July 3 (MExN): Nagaland reported 31 recoveries from COVID-19 on July 3, after a steady rise in positive cases over the week. According to official updates, Peren, Dimapur and Kohima districts reported 10 recoveries each while Phek registered one recovery case on Friday. However, the state also reported four positive COVID-19 cases earlier in the day, taking the state’s total tally to 539. Mon reported 3 new cases while the other was from Peren.   With this, the
  • Nagaland Governor RN Ravi in self-quarantine
    Kohima, July 3 (MExN): Nagaland Governor RN Ravi on Friday went into mandatory self-quarantine after returning from ‘official travel’ to New Delhi. A tweet from the Raj Bhavan on July 3 stated “Governor RN Ravi, from today, will be undergoing mandatory self-quarantine upon returning from official travel.   However, the governor will continue discharging his responsibilities while in quarantine.”  
  • KMC Administrator not COVID-19 positive
    Kohima, July 3 (MExN): Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) Administrator, Kovi Meyase today dispelled rumours on social media that he along with an official from the district administration had tested positive for COVID-19. Meyase issued a statement in this regard and informed that while one official from the Kohima Smart City had tested positive on July 1 and was admitted to a COVID hospital. He said that contact tracing was done on the same evening, following which all 56 persons who were
  • Dog shooting: One arrested by Mokokchung Police
    Mokokchung, July 3 (MExN): Mokokchung Police today informed that a person involved in the alleged dog shooting incident at Changki village was arrested on July 3. In a press release, Mokokchung Superintendent of Police, Vishal, stated that the shoot at sight order against dogs “is a clear violation of the order issued by the district Deputy Commissioner,” punishable under section 428/429 of the Indian Penal Code. The SP also informed that during the investigation,
  • NPRAAF asks Governor to 'disengage from power struggle' with Government
    DIMAPUR, JULY 3 (MExN): The Nagaland Public Rights Awareness and Action Forum (NPRAAF) has written to the Nagaland Governor asking the latter to “disengage in power struggle” with the Nagaland State Government and “shift your priority task of solving Indo-Naga imbroglio.”  “The people of Nagaland will eternally remain gratified for your unprecedented effort of bringing ultimate solution to the Indo Naga political issue,” a representation fr
  • CNSA asks Governor to clarify Centre's stand on Naga issue
    Dimapur, July 3 (MExN): The Central Naga Students' Association (CNSA) has expressed confusion as to who the Nagaland Governor is referring to as "armed groups" in his letter to the Nagaland Chief Minister. A press release from the CNSA President, Himato Yeptho and General Secretary, Lipemo M Tsopoe further said that "if it is true, then Naga political groups in the negotiation should also assist the Government to reign in those groups." "And if th
  • DC Mon reiterates ban on home tuition
    Mon, July 3 (MExN): The Deputy Commissioner of Mon, Thavaseelan K reported that there have been instances where some school teachers are still conducting home tuitions for the students at their private residences during the lockdown period.  “Such actions are in total contravention of the lockdown rules and regulations notified by the Government and are strictly prohibited,” the DC Stated while reiterating to “immediately stop such practices and anyone found