Nagaland

  • NBSE examinations to begin today
    Kohima, April 5 (MExN): The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) is all set to conduct the HSLC Examination 2021 from April 7 and HSSLC Examination 2021 from April 6 to 29. Stating that the examinations are going to be conducted in an extraordinary situation this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, K Tokugha Sukhalu, IAS (Rtd) Advisor, Department of School Education, Nagaland has conveyed best wishes to all the candidates. He also appealed to all the examination centre superinte
  • Violators penalized as Kohima DTF checks adherence to COVID protocols
    Our Correspondent Kohima | April 5 To oversee the enforcement of COVID-19 protocols in the state capital Kohima, especially the mandatory wearing of masks in public places, the District Task Force Kohima on COVID-19 conducted a surprise checking and awareness drive in the capital’s streets and shops at several locations on April 5. Many violators were penalized as per the guidelines while masks were also distributed to the people. N Bhavani Sri, Additional Deputy Commis
  • Nagaland: 2 new COVID cases
    DIMAPUR, APRIL 5 (MExN): Two cases of COVID-19 were detected in Nagaland on April 5. The Health Department’s daily bulletin informed that the two new cases include one from Dimapur and one from Tuensang. Both the cases are traced contacts. The total caseload of the State now comes to 12,365. Meanwhile, a total of 11,980 patients have recovered and the number of active cases in the State is now 136. All the active cases are asymptomatic, the Health Department informed. 
  • Govt issues additional COVID-19 SOPs for HSLC, HSSLC exams
    DIMAPUR, APRIL 5 (MExN): The Nagaland Government has issued an order detailing prevention measures to be followed in case a candidate is tested COVID-19 positive during the conduct of the HSLC and HSSLC Examinations 2021 set to begin from April 6.  The order stated that any candidate who has tested COVID-19 positive shall not be allowed to enter the exam premises or appear for the examination. The candidate will be given another chance to appear for the subject(s) which he/she
  • ‘Unusual mortality’ of pigs in Mon, Kiphire & Peren
    DIMAPUR, APRIL 5 (MExN): The Nagaland Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services today informed that there has been “unusual mortality” of the pig population in Mon, Kiphire and Phek districts recently.  Following this, the department asked the public and piggery farmers to remain vigilant and issued a set of advisories.  The advisory directed the public and piggery farmers to report death of pigs to the nearest Veterinary Health Centre for neces
  • Dimapur District Task Force told to strengthen COVID-19 protocols
    Dimapur, April 5 (MExN): The Dimapur District Task Force (DTF) was advised to strengthen COVID-19 management protocols as several states across the nation are battling a ‘second wave’ of infections. During a meeting of the Dimapur District Planning and Development Board, Chairperson Zhaleo Rio who is also the state Advisor for Sericulture, Excise and Minority Affairs advised the DTF not to become complacent but be prepared for any eventualities.  In this regard,
  • Workshop for para-hydrogeologists in Kiphire
    Kiphire, April 5 (MExN): A one-day workshop titled ‘Skill Development of Para-hydrogeologist for Spring-shed Management’ under the Spring Rejuvenation for water security in Himalaya project was held in Kiphire district on March 24 at Loyola Higher Secondary School. The project is funded by the National Mission on Himalayan Studies, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change,  The workshop was organized by NIT Nagaland in collaboration with the implementing a
  • 22 houses gutted in separate fire incidents at Chümoukedima and Mon
    Dimapur, April 5 (MExN): A total of 22 houses were razed in separate fire incidents in Mon district and Dimapur in the past week.  According to updates from the RO, (E) Fire and Emergency Services, a fire broke out at Totok Chingha village under Mon district on April 3 destroying 19 katcha houses along with property worth approximately Rs 50 lakhs. The updates stated that a team from Mon Fire Station led by Duty Commander ASI Chingpai Konyak took almost six hours to bring th
  • Assam Rifles conducted various activities
    Dimapur, April 5 (MExN): The Mokokchung and Mon Battalions of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) extended immediate and critical help to Totok Chaiching villagers of Mon district on April 4.  According to a press release received on Monday, a massive fire broke out due to a short circuit during the night hours on April 3, during which a total of 19 houses were completely burnt and 7 houses were partially burnt. “The Assam Rifles extended timely assistance in
  • Value of quality education & child rights highlighted in month-long campaign
    Dimapur, April 5 (MExN): A month-long campaign to sensitize the masses on the importance of quality education and child rights was conducted in the month of March in and around Dimapur.  According to a press release received on Monday, the campaign was initiated by Can Youth in collusion with DKA Austria and Child Line Dimapur. The theme of the campaign which began on March 1 and concluded on March 31 was ‘Community Voice on Enhancing Quality education and Domestic Violen
  • Nagaland BJP Minority Morcha conducts ‘Sewa Hi Sangathan’ drive
    Dimapur, April 5 (MExN): On the advice of the National President of Minority Morcha Jamal Siddiqui, the Nagaland State Minority Morcha BJP organized COVID-19 Vaccination Help Desk in the vaccination Centres under the leadership of State General Secretary & In-charge State Minority Morcha Khevishe Sema and President, State Minority Morcha Deep Kumar.  The event was supported by the district presidents, in-charges and members, besides the office bearers and volunteers, to ass
  • NBSE schools to conduct aptitude test for classes IX & X
    Kohima, April 5 (MExN): The Nagaland Board of School Education has informed all heads of registered institutions that, the Ministry of Education, Government of India has directed State Boards to administer an aptitude test for students of Classes IX and X and requested all institutions to administer the test for their students. According to notification issued through the state DIPR, the aptitude test titled, TAMANNA (Try And Measure Aptitude And Natural Abilities) developed by the
  • Dimapur traders asked to renew licenses
    Dimapur, April 5 (MExN): The Dimapur Municipal Council has informed that the last date for renewal of DMC trade licenses for the year 2021 has been extended will April 30. In this regard, DMC Administrator Albert Ezung has informed all traders/business establishments/shopkeepers to renew their licenses on or before April 30 to avoid late fines.
  • March 22 incident: TR pays homage
    Peren, April 5 (MExN): Leader of Opposition, TR Zeliang visited Lamhainamdi village under Peren district on April 5 and paid homage at the burial ground of the three persons killed by unknown armed assailants on the fateful evening of March 22. A short prayer was also pronounced by Rev Kuzierang Thou.  According to a DIPR report, TR Zeliang stated that the merciless and inhumane massacre of three innocent lives at Lamhainamdi Village is a challenge to the Nagas as well as the d
  • CNSA condemns district boundaries dispute
    Dimapur, April 5 (MExN): The Central Nagaland Students' Association (CNSA) has expressed deep concerned over district boundaries dispute between Dimapur and Peren. CNSA in a press release issued by its President, Himato Yeptho; General Secretary, Lipemo M Tsopoe and Vice President, Akummeren Longchar stated that anyone involved in disturbing the peaceful atmosphere by destroying properties and causing loss of life must be booked at the earliest under the law of the land. It also ur
  • ‘Dreams and Chaos’ wins Best Web Series award at KIIFFA
    Morung Express News Dimapur | April 4 After months of engaging viewers across Nagaland and outside, the homegrown web series titled ‘Dreams and Chaos’, won the ‘Best Web Series’ award at Kashi Indian International Film Festival Awards (KIIFFA) on April 4. The awards ceremony was held at Hansraj College in Delhi on Sunday. ‘Dreams and Chaos’ was the first ever web series adapted from the novel by the same name written by Sentilong Ozukum. It wa
  • Vaccination in Nagaland among lowest in NE; high hesitancy affecting drive
    Morung Express News Dimapur | April 4  With the start of nationwide COVID-19 vaccination for people above 45 years of age from April 1, health officials in Nagaland expressed hope that vaccination process for COVID-19 will pick up in the coming days.  ‘It is too early to say now but people do are coming forward,’ a doctor associated with the vaccination process told The Morung Express on Sunday. The doctor, however, opined that it might take some time for t
  • Nagaland Govt cautions on second COVID-19 wave
    Advisory for DTFs to conduct random tests Kohima, April 4 (MExN): The Directorate of Health and Family Welfare (DoHFW) Nagaland has issued an advisory for all District Task Forces (DTFs) to conduct random sampling and testing for screening of COVID-19 from time to time. The advisory has been issued in view of the impending second wave of COVID-19 pandemic and to assess the trend of COVID- 19 transmission and prevalence in the community, the Directorate stated in its notification
  • 134 active COVID-19 cases in Nagaland
    Morung Express News Dimapur | April 4 Amid fears of a second wave of COVID-19 in Nagaland, one new case was reported from the State Capital on Sunday. As per the Nagaland COVID-19 bulletin issued by the State Health and Family Welfare Department, the State has 134 active cases. Out of the 134 cases, 123 is in Kohima while Dimapur has 10 cases and Tuensang has one active case. The total caseload as on April 4 was 12,362 while the total number of recoveries was 11,980. The death toll
  • Of Soul Searching and Renewal: Nagaland celebrates Easter with religious fervour
    Morung Express News Dimapur | April 4  It was the day of soul searching, and fresh beginning as Nagaland joined the rest of the world in celebrating Easter Sunday with religious fervour and gaiety on April 4.  The day was marked by midnight vigil, sunrise services, and candlelight procession besides special devotional and other services.    Believers also shared the messages of Easter as well as greeted and blessed each other invoking the significance of t