• Mon: DC and SP test negative for COVID-19
     Rejoining office on July 3   Morung Express News Dimapur | July 3   The second COVID-19 test result of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) and Superintendent of Police (SP) of Mon district returned negative on July 3, after which both will be rejoining active duty.   It may be mentioned that the DC,  SP and CMO of Mon went into self isolation on June 27 after they came in contact with someone who was in close proximity of a jawan who tested positiv
  • State govt counters Guv’s law & order assessment
    Says Nagaland has come a long way since the 60s   KOHIMA, JULY 2 (MExN): A clearly offended Nagaland state government today issued a press statement in response to a supposedly confidential letter written by the Governor to the Chief Minister on June 16. In the letter, which went viral, Governor RN Ravi pulled up the state government for perceived failings on the law and order vis-a-vis “organized armed gangs” and other development fronts.  According to
  • Certain ambiguity in Governor’s letter needs clarity: Naga Hoho
    Kohima, July 2 (MExN): The Naga Hoho, while appreciating certain issues raised by the Governor of Nagaland R N Ravi’s June 16 letter to the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, said that certain ambiguity in the letter needs clarity. “We strongly feel that there is certain ambiguity in the letter which needs clarity in order to set the record straight for the Interlocutor and the concerned stakeholders,” Naga Hoho said in a statement. As far as question
  • ENSF appeals govt to issue draft content of NSSB regulations
    Tuensang, July 2 (MExN): The Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF) on July 2 has asked the Nagaland Government to issue draft content of the regulations for setting up the Nagaland Staff Selection Board (NSSB) before the cabinet approval so as to give sufficient time to study for views, input  and comment on it. While acknowledging the State Government for the move, the Federation opined that draft content and not the modalities provided in a nutshell in the consulta
  • NCD tells members not to attend DTAH meeting
    Dimapur, July 2 (MExN): The Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) on July 2 has appealed to its Councilors not to attend the joint meeting convened by the Dimapur Tribal Apex Hoho (DTAH) on July 3 at IMC Hall, Dimapur. A statement issued by the NCD President and General Secretary on Thursday said that NCD does not recognize the Dimapur Tribal Apex Hoho (DTAH), and has urged its Councilors not to associate with DTAH. Stressing that the Naga Council Dimapur is ‘the only Naga Apex Body of Dima
  • 34 more cases reported in Nagaland, recovery tally at 197
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 2 Nagaland reported 34 new COVID-19 positive cases on July 2, taking the state’s tally of positive cases to 535. Peren district continued to have the highest number of positive cases in the state as 32 out of the new cases reported on Thursday belonged to the district. The other two cases were from Kohima and Dimapur QCs respectively, according to a DIPR report. Meanwhile, with 15 recoveries on Thursday, the state’s to
  • 2 test positive after being sent for home quarantine in Peren
    Containment zones demarcated    Peren, July 2 (MExN): Two persons who were sent to home quarantine were reported to have tested positive on July 2 in Peren.   Following the detection, DC Peren Sentiwapang Aier in an order informed that the positive cases were detected among those sent for home quarantine at Dobashi colony, Jalukie Town and adjoining areas and ward number 5, Tening Town. The DC’s order stated that “the areas are declared immed
  • 2 on QC duty in Kohima tests COVID-19 positive
    Kohima, July 2 (MExN): The District Task Force Kohima on July 2 informed that 2 frontliners engaged in Quarantine Management in Kohima tested positive COVID-19. Aggressive contact tracing has been initiated and more than 115 primary and secondary contacts have been traced so far, the DTF said in its press release. 15 test results of the primary contacts returned negative and more samples have been sent for testing to the BSL3 Lab, the release added. “All the close conta
  • Naga Hoho flays extension of ‘Disturbed Area’ in Nagaland
    Kohima, July 2 (MExN): The Naga Hoho today condemned the Government of India for the extension of Disturbed Area on “condition and promulgation of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958 in Nagaland by another six months with effect from June 30.  “The Act empowers security forces to conduct operations anywhere and arrest anyone on mere suspicion without any prior notice,” a statement from Naga Hoho said.  It further highlighted the content of the n
  • 'Such things are not new in politics'
    State BJP President on demand for his removal   Our Correspondent Kohima | July 2 Following allegations of a rift within Nagaland BJP party after 10 BJP districts presidents recently demanded the removal of the party’s state president, Nagaland state BJP president Temjen Imna Along today said that such type of things are not new in politics and in the party. “I don’t think they have challenged the seat. They just want to know how strong the seat
  • Case registered against dog shooting incident in Mokokchung
    Mokokchung, July 2 (MExN): Taking cognizance of the killing of dogs which reportedly took place at Changki Village on July 1, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mokokchung has informed that an FIR was filed at the Mangkolemba Police Station on July 2 and a case has been registered under appropriate sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. The case is currently under investigation as per the information received from the Superintendent of Poli
  • NCD general meeting on July 4 
    Dimapur, July 2 (MExN): The Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) annual general meeting will be held on July 4 at 11:00 am at Naga Council conference hall, Nyamo Lotha Road, Dimapur. Therefore, all the Councilors are requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting. The NCD in a press release also requested all to “maintain social distance at all the time.”
  • Nagaland theological colleges to remain closed 
    Dimapur, July 2 (MExN): Nagaland Theological College Association (NTCA) has requested all theological colleges to cooperate with the order of Nagaland government for educational institutions to remain closed until further orders. NTCA President, Dr Rushulo Seb and General Secretary, Apolo K Assumi in a press release has encouraged all theological colleges to “use modern technology to teach and communicate with their students.” “Online admission and lecturing classes s
  • ANTA Kohima informs on car pass 
    Kohima, July 2 (MExN): The Office of Deputy Commissioner, Kohima has set a new car pass system based on Odd and Even number for all local taxis under All Nagaland Taxi Association, Kohima. Therefore, ANTA Kohima President, Vibasetuo Solo has requested all owners or drivers of local taxis, Kohima to be at NST Bus Stand (Regional Taxi parking, Kohima) on July 3 at 9:00 am to avail the car passes. “Double entry/availing of passes will be liable to be punished under ANTA Rules. No su
  • Nagaland: News in pictures - July 2, 2020
    Women Self Help Groups of Chukitong block, under NSRLM Wokha donated food items to quarantine centres in Wokha. The SGHs donated fresh local vegetables, rice and firewood.The food items were contributed by nine Village Level Organisations consisting of 86 Women SHGs under Chukitong.   Under ANBS (Atma Nirbhar Bharat Scheme) the Department of Food & Civil Supplies, Zunheboto is providing 5 Kgs rice & 1 kg Chana per month for two months ie. May & June 2020 free
  • New team for Leoistic year 2020-21 installed 
    Dimapur, July 2 (MExN): The Leoistic Session 2019-20 led by Vishal Pareek of Leo Club of Dimapur and Rishab Chhabra, District President of Leo District322D completed successfully on June 30. The new team for the Leoistic year 2020-21 led by Vishal Patni took position on July 1. The team includes Sarthak Kala (Secretary), Nalini Jain (Treasurer) with Praveen Jain Leo advisor and Ravi Poddar as Co-advisor.  The Club also conducted their 1st RGM on July 1 where they had a f
  • ICIT Mokokchung informs on examinations
    Mokokchung, July 2 (MExN): ICIT Mokokchung has informed all the students that ‘Even Semester Regular Examination and Odd Semester Compartmental Examination’ for the academic session January–June 2020 is scheduled to commence from July 15 and July 27 respectively. The examination will be conducted online, informed ICIT Mokokchung, Principal, Er David Tsela Examination routine and brief instructions to write the exam are available in the institute website www.icit
  • COVID-19: Mon district admin appeals to take preventive measures for containment
    Mon, July 2 (MExN): In view of the increase in the numbers of COVID-19 cases in the district, the Mon District administration issued advisory appealing all to gear up to take proactive approach of preparation and to take necessary precautions and preventive measures for containment. DC Mon, Thevaseelan K, IAS in the advisory issued on June 27 stated that this implies living with the assumption that every person could be asymptomatic mobile carriers of the COVID-19 virus, with a pr
  • Wokha district hospital gets new X-ray machine and 4 ventilators
    Wokha, July 2 (MExN): A dedication programme of a new x-ray machine and four ventilators at Dr Motsuo Memorial District Hospital Wokha was held on July 2.  A short prayer was pronounced by Rev. AbemoJungio, Pastor,Wokha Town Baptist Church. Chief Medical Officer Wokha, Dr CW Tungoe stated that the x-ray machine and ventilators were much needed requirements in the hospital as COVID-19 cases continue to spike in the state.  He expressed gratitude to Dr ChumbenMurry, M
  • Dimapur gears up to ensure safe monsoon for citizens
    Dimapur, July 2 (MExN): Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur, Anoop Kinchi, IAS convened a meeting with the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Dimapur members on July 2, in view of monsoon preparedness and possibility of heavy rains, flash floods and strong wind in the next two weeks. Chairing the meeting, a DIPR report stated that the DC said that in case of any disaster, the first priority would be for saving lives after which would come property and other issues. He direct