• Nagaland: Normal vehicle traffic fully restored on NH-29, says Dimapur Police 
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | September 21 Normal traffic at the rockslide affected area along the National Highway-29 has been fully restored, the Dimapur Police informed on Monday.  “Normal vehicle traffic fully restored at the rockslide affected area on NH 29,” the police stated in a traffic update on Twitter.  Currently in the midst of a width expansion project, rockslide has been regularly occurring at the Chathe River Bridge (Patkai Bridge) t
  • Revisiting traditional values during pandemic
    Morung Express News Kohima | September 20 The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown in the State caused several setbacks, yet a few positive outcomes have emerged out of the new normal. In the quaint setting of Khonoma village, young men are gradually being connected to the Thehou/Thehouba again. Traditional values and skills are being revived at the Thehou- a place of gathering for men in the ancestral Angami heritage where values, histories, folklores and various life s
  • NSCN/GPRN (K)revokes Gen Secy's expulsion
    Dimapur, September 20 (MExN): Eight days after the expulsion of its General Secretary Col (Retd) Isak Sumi , the NSCN/GPRN-K Chairman Lt Gen (Retd) Khango Konyak revoked the order on September 20. Isak Sumi, who was expelled on charges of ‘violation of Yehzabo’, has been reinstated in the same status and position that he held earlier. “He will also continue to represent NSCN/GPRN (K) as Co-Convenor in the WC, NNPGs,” according to the deed of reconciliation
  • Phek DC informs on damage compensation survey
    PHEK, SEPTEMBER 20 (MExN): The Deputy Commissioner of Phek has informed all concerned Village Councils and landowners affected by the ongoing Kohima-Jessami 2-Lane road widening project that the assessment/survey for damage compensation for those properties that may be affected by the said road widening project has already started and will be completed soon.  A circular issued by the DC informed that as per the policy of the State Government to expedite road development and com
  • Schools in Nagaland reopen on ‘voluntary’ basis from today
    Morung Express News Dimapur | September 20 After more than five months of closure, schools in Nagaland have been allowed to reopen partially from September 21. The relaxation was announced by the State Government on September 18 for students of classes 9 to 12 and for the skill/entrepreneurship training institutions or centres on a voluntary basis. The partial opening means that students will be allowed to visit their schools on a voluntary basis to clear their doubts and tak
  • 23 years of negotiations a ‘deliberate torture’: NPCC
    NPCC meetsAICC and Congress Parliamentary leaders for early solution Dimapur, September 20 (MExN):  The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) on Sunday said that 23 years of negotiation is a “deliberate torture to peace loving citizens.” It is not reasonable for the Government of India and negotiating teams to further the negotiations, it asserted. The NPCC on Sunday informed that it met AICC and its Parliamentary Leaders of both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha
  • NPP calls COVID cess ‘arbitrary taxation’, demands abrogation
    Dimapur, September 20 (MExN): The National People’s Party (NPP) Nagaland State supported the demand made by various organizations in Nagaland for the removal of the COVID-19 cess on fuel. While supporting the move of the CNTC, CNSA, DNSU, DENSU and WCSU, the NPP reiterated its May 4 demand for abrogation of the said cess on fuel. Terming the cess as an ‘arbitrary taxation’, the NPP said that it is “nothing short of a day-light robbery on the common people.
  • EDBA supports demand for removal of COVID cess
    Dimapur, September 20 (MExN):  The East Dimapur Business Association (EDBA) on Sunday came out in support of the DCCI, DNSU, CNSA and other organizations who are demanding to roll back cess on petroleum products in the state. The Association said that the pandemic has already broken the economy, due to which the businessmen/shop owners and common people are suffering economically. The hike in fuel prices has added to the burden, it stated. While governments of other countrie
  • 59 new COVID-19 cases, 78 recoveries on September 20
    Morung Express News Dimapur | September 20 Nagaland registered 59 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the State’s tally of positive cases to 5451. According to an update from State Health minister S Pangnyu Phom, out of the 59 cases, 45 were in Dimapur and 14 in Kohima. Meanwhile, 68 recoveries were reported in Dimapur, 7 in Kohima, 2 in Mon and 1 in Tuensang on Sunday. The daily total of 78 recoveries added to the recovery tally which rose to 4228. With this, the number of
  • Naga women delegation meet NSCN (IM) leaders in Delhi
    Delhi, September 20 (MExN): A seven-member Naga Women peace delegation called on the top leaders and Collective Leadership of the NSCN (IM) on September 19 in New Delhi. Comprising of members of the Naga Mothers Association (NMA), Naga Women Union Manipur (NWUM), women representatives from Rengma Hills, Assam and Naga tribes of Arunachal, the delegation was on a ‘peace mission’ in collaboration and supported by the Global Naga Forum. The meeting was reportedly held wi
  • More organisations seek solution to NSSTA issue
    Dimapur, September 20 (MExN): The Lotha Students Union (LSU) and the Khiamniungan Students Union (KSU) have come out in strong support to the ultimatum served by the NSF and ENSF, appealing to the state government to implement the agreement that was reportedly made between the Department of School Education and Nagaland Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (NSSATA) on June 12, 2018. In a press release on September 20, the LSU stated that the Department had agreed to &ls
  • NDPP Peren resolves to work for development
    Peren, September 20 (MExN): A consultative meeting of the NDPP Peren Region was held at the residence of Advisor for Water Resources, Namri Nchang, on September 19, wherein the members resolved to strengthen the party and work for development. Updates from the Media Cell, NDPP Peren Region informed that the meeting was attended by Sr Vice President, NDPP Central, Charlie Sekhose and Vice President Khekuto Jakha, who also are the in-charges of the party’s Peren district unit, A
  • Second phase of ‘Seeds for love’ project sprouts up in Kohima, Mon & Mokokchung
    Dimapur, September 20 (MExN): The second phase of the ‘Seeds of Love’ project: Free Vegetable Seeds distribution was pronounced open at Dimapur Ao Baptist Arogo (DABA), Duncan on today by Rev I Wati with a word of prayer and encouragement in the presence of Pastor Imnatoshi Longkumer and members of the Entrepreneur's Guild.  'Seeds of Love' is an initiative of the Entrepreneur's Guild wherein the group distributed vegetable seedlings to about 100 ben
  • Rockslides: Dist admin, contractors draw flak for ignoring warnings
    TYOD demands enquiry, compensation Dimapur, September 20 (MExN): The Tenyimi Youth Organization of Dimapur (TYOD) on Sunday took strong exception to the rock slides, blockage of National Highway and damage caused near Patkai bridge in Chümoukedima. The organisation also sought compensation for the damage caused. In a letter to the Dimapur Deputy Commissioner (DC), the TYOD referred to the representation submitted earlier on March 6 with regard to the four lane construction c
  • Nagaland BJP welcomes passage of Agri Bills
    DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 20 (MExN): The Nagaland State unit of the BJP has welcomed the passage of the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill; Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill; and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill in Parliament.  A press release from BJP Nagaland President, Temjen Imna Along said that the Bills will make farmers independent of government-controlled markets and fetch them
  • NSCN (IM) mourns
    DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 20 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) has mourned the demise of late Moaakum Longchar, Razou Peyu of NSCN/GPRN from Longmisa village under Ao Region on September 20. A press release from the MIP of the NSCN (IM) said that he enrolled in the Naga national service in 2009. “He served the Naga nation with unwavering patriotism until his demise. The void created by his demise is deeply felt and would be difficult to fill,” it added. The NSCN (IM) further conveyed condolen
  • 2021 should be declared ‘Year of Drainage’: Kikheto
    Morung Express News Wokha | September 20 Observing that many of the roads in the state were lacking proper drainage and inadequate culverts leading to quicker deterioration of road conditions, Agriculture Production Commissioner, Y. Kikheto Sema, opined that 2021 should be declared as the ‘Year of Drainage’ making a particular reference to the Roads & Bridges Department. Kikheto made the remark during a meeting with officials of agriculture and allied departments
  • Webinar on National Education Policy 2020
    Dimapur, September 20 (MExN):  The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the Unity College, Dimapur organized a webinar on the National Education Policy, 2020 on September 18 with the objective to create awareness amongst teaching and non-teaching faculty and students. According to updates from the college, Dr Adani Ngullie, Assistant Professor from Department of History and Coordinator of IQAC started the session by welcoming the resource person and the participants. Th
  • BJP ST Morcha distributes essential commodities in Kohima
    Kohima, September 20 (MExN): The Nagaland state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ST Morcha distributed essential commodities at Keziekie Colony and Kitsubozou (Chotobosti) Colony, Kohima, on September 20. The event marked the culmination of the weeklong celebration of Sewa Saptah (Service Week) in commemoration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 70th birthday, a press release informed. During the brief distribution programme, Y P Chillio Khiam, State Executive Member; Lanu Akum