• Nagaland: Kutsapo villagers undertake unique rescue operation
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | January 10 Locals from Kutsapo village under Phek district took Twitter by storm on Sunday when a video of them pulling up a truck using ropes went viral on the micro blogging site. According to sources, the truck which was bound for Dimapur, failed to maneuver a turn and fell off the road on December 26. No serious injuries were reported among the eight passengers onboard. Speaking to The Morung Express on Sunday, Kutsapo Village Counc
  • Nagaland: Digital education survey for students & parents
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 10 (MExN): The Nagaland Department of School Education in partnership with NagEd has set up a survey for students and parents with regard to online education in the State. The survey is available at   In a press release issued on Saturday, NagaEd informed that it is working towards designing a digital education delivery model to provide students with access to quality educational resources. The survey is open till the 31st of Janua
  • ‘Recognise, celebrate and inspire’
    75 years of Chakhesang tribe celebrated  Our Correspondent  Phek | January 10  The celebration of 75 years of the Chakhesang tribe took place today at Phek town under the aegis of the Chakhesang Public Organisation (CPO) with the theme ‘Recognise, celebrate and inspire.’ Speaking on the occasion as the host, Nagaland Minister for Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu urged upon the people to extend their un
  • NSCPCR conducting several activities to protect child rights
    Our Correspondent Kohima | January 10  The Nagaland State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NSCPCR) has been conducting several activities to fulfill its mandate to protect the rights of children in the state.  The Annual Administrative Report 2019-2020 of the Social Welfare Department, Nagaland informed of the various activities taken up by the commission over the course of the year.  The NSCPCR was established under Section 17 of the commission for P
  • Dimapur Police make five arrests
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 10 (MExN): The Dimapur Police has made five arrests in connection to two separate cases of attempted vehicle hijacking and drug possession.  A press release from the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police and PRO, Dimapur Police informed that on January 8, the police arrested four persons for attempting to hijack a SUV vehicle near New Medziphema area on NH-29. The four arrested individuals have been identified as the NSCN (IM)’s Major KS Yaoreingam
  • ‘Reckless deforestation’ endangering biodiversity in Nagaland: Govt report
    Our Correspondent Kohima | January 10 Nagaland lies in the 10th distinct bio-geographic zone under one of the identified 18 mega hot spots in the world with reference to threats to biodiversity. However, human activities like reckless deforestation have been endangering many of the state’s flora and fauna, as per a government report.  According to Annual Administrative Report 2019-2020 of the state Department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Nagaland “
  • 3 new cases push Nagaland''s COVID-19 tally to 11,978
    Kohima, January 10 (PTI): Nagaland''s COVID-19 tally rose to 11,978 on Sunday as three more people tested positive for the infection, Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said. The new cases were reported in Dimapur, Kohima and Mokokchung districts, he said. The state now has 115 active coronavirus cases, while 11,639 people have recovered from the disease, 85 patients have succumbed to the infection and 139 patients have migrated to other states, a health bulletin said. Dim
  • Ground operation team to remain at Dzükou base camp
    No fresh fire or smoke visible for 2nd day Morung Express News Kohima | January 9 No fresh fires or smoke from the Dzükou valley area were detected from the base camp, Kohima Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Rajkumar M said on Saturday. The ground operation team will remain stationed at the base camp and an aerial survey will be conducted on Sunday morning, the DFO added. According to reports from the state DIPR, low intensity smoke which was seen during an aerial recc
  • Remaining traffic restriction along NH-29 Chathe-Kukidolong stretch
    Dimapur, January 9 (MExN): The total restriction of all movement from Chathe River Bridge (Patkai Bridge) to Kukidolong as notified by Dimapur Deputy Commissioner Rajesh Soundararajan on December 16, 2020 will continue on the following days and time: The DC had stated that the restriction was necessitated to facilitate speedy completion of the four-lane construction works and as a precautionary measure to prevent any injury, loss of life and damage to property. General public
  • 75th anniversary celebration of Chakhesang tribe today
    Our Correspondent Kohima | January 9 The Chakhesang Public Organization (CPO) informed that it would  be celebrating ‘75 Years of Chakhesang Tribe’ on January 10 at Phek Town under the theme ‘Recognize, Celebrate and Inspire’. The programme will start from 10:30 AM onwards at Phek Town Local Ground. Nagaland Minister for Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu will be the chief host. MP (Rajya Sabha) KG
  • F&ES to submit report on wildfire prevention
    Kohima, January 9 (MExN): The Department of Fire & Emergency Services (F&ES) on Saturday informed that it would submit its report on preventive and control measures for future wild fires to the Government. The F&ES team led by IG (F&ES) along with 11 F&ES personnel, 2 Southern Angami Youth Organisation (SAYO) volunteers and 2 other volunteers visited Dzükou Valley on January 7 to ascertain the damage caused by the recent wild fire. According to a press re
  • Participants invited for education experience survey
    Kohima, January 9 (MExN): Parents and students in Nagaland have been invited to participate in a statewide digital education experience survey conducted by NagaEd, an education technology company, in partnership with Department of School Education (DoSE) Nagaland. In a press release issued on Saturday, NagaEd informed that it is working towards designing a digital education delivery model to provide students with access to quality educational resources. Speaking on the importance of
  • Nagaland CM pitches for proper plan to handle forest fires
    Joint meeting held with TPO, APO, SAPO, SAYO over land issues Kohima, January 8 (MExN): Nagaland Chief Minister (CM) Neiphiu Rio on Friday stated that various agencies in the State dealing with fire related incidents should work out a proper plan to handle wild forest fires and that such plans should include incorporation of both traditional and modern methods. In a joint meeting held on January 8 with the representatives from Tenyimi Peoples’ Organization (TPO), Angami Pub
  • Nagaland only state in India with surplus police personnel: Report
    1,375 personnel more than sanctioned strength Morung Express News Dimapur | January 8 With an actual force of 28,113 personnel against the sanctioned strength of 26,738, Nagaland is the only state or Union Territory in India with surplus police personnel, informed an official report published by an agency under the Ministry of Home Affairs.  As a result, the Nagaland Police (Civil + District Armed Reserve (Dar) + Spl. Armed + IRB) has a surplus of 1375 personnel, informe
  • No active fire detected in Dzükou on January 8
    Morung Express News Kohima | January 8 In what may come as a sigh of relief for both authorities and citizens alike, it was informed that there were no reports of active fire in the Dzükou Valley area on January 8. Rajkumar M, Kohima Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) informed The Morung Express that ‘the situation is under control’ at the scenic valley. “From yesterday afternoon, no fresh fires could be seen,” the DFO said, while adding that smoke w
  • Fire destroys truck, property worth Rs 40 lakh in Tuli
    Mokokchung, January 8 (MExN): One Dumper (Ashok Leyland) Truck was gutted and property worth Rs 40 lakh was destroyed in a fire that broke out at Ahati, Tuli on January 7. According to a press release from the Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) Nagaland, on receiving fire call at 2:06 pm, Fire and Emergency Services mobilized a quick response team led by Duty Commander ASI Noklangsangba from Fire Station Tuli to control the fire. Two fire tenders along with suf
  • Another jungle fire in Kohima contained
    Kohima, January 8 (MExN): Another major jungle fire call was received at 3:51pm at 4th NAP Camp, Thizama, Kohima on January 7. According to the F&ES press release, standby fire team from Fire Station Kohima North along with fire tenders, sufficient equipment and fire personnel were pressed into action. Timely response from the fire team led by Duty Commander SI Chumbemo Patton prevented fire from further spreading to the surrounding areas, the release informed. It also added tha
  • Former Nagaland DGP KK Zutshi passes away
    Dimapur, January 8 (MExN):  KK Zutshi IPS, reportedly the first Director General of Police (DGP), passed away on January 6. He was 86. According to information on Nagaland Police’s website, Late Zutshi, born on November 12, 1934, joined the police service as an Haryana cadre on October 10, 1959. He was promoted to Nagaland DGP on September 3, 1987 and served from November 11, 1987 to October 30, 1990. According another record, after the IPS cadre was first introduced i
  • PACSU condoles 
    Pungro, January 8 (MExN): The Pungro Area College Students' Union has expressed shock over the untimely demise of its former president T Cherimong at Oking Hospital Kohima on January 8.  “The union deeply regret the loss of one of its tall leader who have immensely contributed and rendered his priceless service for the welfare of students' community and upliftment of society in general,” a condolence note from the union stated.  Late Cherimong was al
  • Nagaland conducts second COVID-19 vaccination dry run
    Dimapur, January 8 (MExN): Nagaland State joined the second phase of the nationwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination dry run held on January 8. The first dry run was carried out on January 2. During the day-long exercise, more than 25 health workers will get dummy vaccines at each site, which is meant to test the mechanisms and reveal possible gaps in the system ahead of the actual COVID vaccination drive. Mokokchung: Dry run for COVID-19 vaccination was conducted at three site