• NSF in ‘good conscience’ opposes PHED holding departmental exam
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 11 (MExN): The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) today affirmed its stand against the Nagaland Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) holding the proposed departmental exam for recruitment to various Group C posts. The exam is scheduled to be held on January 13.  The NSF had on January 7 expressed its opposition to the holding of the exam and reiterated its stand for a complete ban of all departmental examinations for recruitment to Group C posts until
  • Nagaland: 9 new COVID cases and 16 recoveries
    Our Correspondent Kohima | January 11 Nagaland today recorded 9 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 16 new recoveries.  State Health Minister, Pangnyu Phom informed that the new cases include 7 from Kohima & 2 from Dimapur. They comprise of 1 from armed forces, 1 returnee, 1 frontline worker and 6 traced contacts. The new recoveries include 5 each from Kohima and Mokokchung and 3 each from Dimapur and Peren. The State now has a total caseload of 11,987 of which 11,655 ha
  • NLA session from February 12
    KOHIMA, JANUARY 11 (MExN): The 7th session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) will commence from February 12. This was informed in a notice issued by the Commissioner and Secretary, NLA, Dr PJ Antony. The session will begin at 9:30 am on February 12 at the Assembly Hall, Kohima.    
  • AR Jalukie Battalion conducts various activities
    Dimapur, January 11 (MExN): The Jalukie Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (N) conducted various activities in the recent past.  On January 5, the battalion organised medical camp in Jalukieram, informed press release from HQ IGAR (N).  A total of 57 villagers, including 23 male, 27 female, and 7 children benefited from the medical camp, it said.  Meanwhile, on the same day, the troops of the Battalion on January 5 were involved in “revit
  • NSCN (IM) clarifies on arrest by Dimapur Police
    Dimapur, January 11 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) today denied reports that it cadres were involved in alleged attempt to hijack the SUV vehicle at New Medziphema area on January 8.  A press release from PRO, Dimapur Police on January 10 informed that police arrested four persons belonging to the NSCN (IM) for attempting to hijack a SUV vehicle near New Medziphema area on January 8.  In a rejoinder, the MIP, NSCN (IM) clarified that the incident has nothing to do “with ve
  • Good roads crucial for eco development: Sukhalu
    Zunheboto, January 11 (MExN): KT Sukhalu, IAS (Retd), Advisor, School Education today stated that good roads are crucial for economic development and growth. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Zunheboto Area Sports Association’s (ZASA) 33rd U Kukami Trophy on January 11, he stated that good roads bring important social benefits and also provides access to employment, social, health and education services and affirmed that quality of work in roads shouldn't be compromi
  • NCCAF Triennial Conference
    Dimapur, January 11 (MExN): The Triennial Conference of the Nagaland Community Conserved Areas Forum (NCCAF) will be held in Kohima January 29.  The venue and time will be intimated later through local dailies and other social media platforms, NCCAF’s Publicity Secy Tehomeli Phom informed in a press release. A Nomination Committee has been constituted to place their recommendation for new team of Office Bearers during the conference as the tenure of the present team is
  • ZB (AMN) election postponed
    Dimapur, January 11 (MExN): The election of Central Executive, Zeliangrong Baudi (Assam, Manipur, Nagaland for the tenure 2021-2023 slated to be held on January 15, 2021 has been postponed and rescheduled to February 19 in Jalukie.  The scheduled election, as notified on November 14, 2020 has been postponed in view of the unavoidable circumstances including the pressing demand for maintenance of global Covid-19 SOP, stated a press release from the Chief Election Commissioner Ma
  • ‘One Vision, One Identity, One Community’
    MP KG Kenye calls on Nagas to repose faith and confidence on each other Our Correspondent Kohima | January 11 Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) KG Kenye said that “Nagas are at a cross road and yet again we have plunged into a difficult and fluid situation.” “Whether the peace process will continue to be elusive or are we on the threshold of a settlement... the answer is blowing in the wind,” he said while speaking on the topic “One Vision,
  • First Health Sub-Centre in Xuivi inaugurated
    ‘Mechanisms are in place to open more health care facilities’: Minister Kaito Morung Express News Satakha | January 11 Nagaland Minister for Agriculture and Co-operation, G Kaito Aye a 'long awaited' Health Sub-Centre at Xuivi village under Zunheboto district on Monday. The Sub-Centre was dedicated with a prayer by Xuivi Baptist Church Pastor, Inavi Tuccu. Speaking during the inauguration, Minister Kaito said that, “The centre will provide the
  • Veterans of NAGA Regiment from Nagaland and Manipur attend rally
    Dimapur, January 11 (MExN): An ex-servicemen rally was organised for veterans of NAGA Regiment from Nagaland and Manipur by 164 Inf Bn (TA) NAGA at Rangapahar Military Station on January 11.  The event was attended by Lt Gen Rana Pratap Kalita, AVSM, SM, VSM, Col of the KUMAON and NAGA Regt, GOC Spear Corps, the serving officers and soldiers of NAGA and KUMAON Regt and a large number of ex-servicemen, Veer Naris and their dependents. “The aim of the event was to reach
  • Multi skilled training to benefit youths in Tuensang
    Tuensang, January 11 (MExN): The Department of Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Tuensang sponsored Multi Skilled Handyman Training programme with training partnership Zynorique Initiatives Society (ZIC) was inaugurated at Town Hall, Tuensang on January 11.  According to a DIPR report, the 10-day training on plumbers, tiling and electricians will be held at Town Hall and GHSS Thangjam, Tuensang.  The special guest of the inaugural programme, ADC Tuens
  • NBSE informs on Saksham National Competition 2020-21
    Kohima, January 11 (MExN): The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) has notified the heads of registered institutions that the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India, is organising Saksham National Competition 2020-21 for school children in online mode from January 4-to February 10 The competition is held with the aim to raise awareness on the importance of fuel conservation and environ
  • Churches and civil societies donate utility centre to District Hospital Dimapur
    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 11 In a fitting memorial to COVID-19 quarantined returnees, a Multi Public Utility Centre constructed under the aegis of the Dimapur Area Ao Baptist Churches and Civil Societies COVID-19 Co-ordination Committee, at District Hospital Dimapur (DHD) premise was dedicated and handed over to the DHD authority here on January 11. Former NBCC President, Rev L Kari Longchar, who offered the dedicatory prayer also formally, handed over the centre to
  • 2-week long wildfire in Dzukou Valley doused, damage assessment soon
    Kohima/Imphal, January 11 (IANS): The two-week long wildfire in Dzukou Valley on Nagaland-Manipur borders has been doused, and no fresh fire or smoke was visible on Monday, officials said. Kohima District Deputy Commissioner Mohammed Ali Shihad A said that a coordination cum de-briefing meeting was held in connection with the Dzukou Valley wildfire and the meeting reviewed the entire operation. "The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) would assess the damage
  • ‘Serious’ about demands, says ENSF as deadline lapses
    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 10 The Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF) on Sunday reiterated its stand on its charter of demand with regard to the Nagaland Staff Selection Board (NSSB) and Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC). Speaking to The Morung Express, ENSF President Sepili L Sangtam  said that the Federation is ‘serious’ about its demands after the deadline given to the State government lapsed on January 10. The Federation had
  • Excavator falls off truck, man bails to safety
    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 10 A person had a miraculous escape, jumping off an earth excavator, which fell off a trailer truck. A video of the freak incident, which went viral today, shows a man jumping off the excavator as it slid off the back of what appeared to be a big stationary trailer and tumbling down the side of the road.  The trailer was reportedly stuck in sludge in a narrow and unstable road segment of the Kohima-Wokha-Mokokchung road, where earth-cut
  • Another accident at 4-lane
    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 10 The number of vehicular mishaps in the Purana Bazaar-Chümoukedima 4-lane stretch of NH 29 has reportedly come down since the police clamp down on wrong-lane driving. At the same time, the need for stronger enforcement and greater compliance from commuters has become all the more apparent as there was yet another accident on the 4-lane. Fortunately there was no casualty.  The accident, involving a van and a motor-cycle, occurr
  • Nagaland COVID-19: 3 new cases, death toll at 74
    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 10  The Nagaland COVID-19 tally reached 11,978 with three more people testing positive on Sunday. Out of 88 tests conducted on January 10, three which returned positive were from traced contacts. According to an update from State Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom, the new cases were reported in Dimapur, Kohima and Mokokchung. The state now has 115 active cases, while 11,639 people have recovered from the disease, as per the bulletin on
  • Shortage of IPS officers in Nagaland: Report
    BPR&D data shows high human resources, but low human resources in State police force Morung Express News  Dimapur | January 10 According to the ‘Data on Police Organizations’ released by the Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D), Nagaland was facing a shortage of Indian Police Service (IPS) officers. As of January 1, 2020, out of 75 ‘Total Authorized Sanctioned IPS officers, there were only 56 in position, while 8 were on central