• ‘O! Dimapur!’ series on real Nagaland
    Art photographer/visual artist Huthuka Sumi displays his photographs at the exhibition ‘O! Dimapur’ on Urban Nagaland which is being showcased at Hiyo Cafe, Aiko Building, Dimapur. (Morung Photo) Dimapur, January 10 (MExN): A photo exhibition on Urban Nagaland is being showcased at Hiyo Cafe, Below Furtados, Aiko Building, Dimapur. 19 images encased in frames were put up at the cafe for free public viewing. The man behind the lens is Art photographer/visual artist Huthuka S
  • Health Mela conducted at Mon
    Dimapur, January 9 (MExN): Flagging off the New Year, The Department of Health & Family Welfare, Mon organised a Health Mela at Chenwetnyu village of Chen Block on January 8, 2011. The Health Mela was received enthusiastically by the people of this block who considered it a welcome respite from the medical difficulties faced by them due to the geographical isolation faced from the rest of the district. The Village Council Chairman of Chenwetnyu, P. M. Nokpai, in his speech said tha
  • ‘God-Land-People- An Ethnic Naga Identity’ book launched
    (Left) Michael Harvey, Executive Director of Conference of Baptist Minister in Massachusetts, USA formally launches the book “God-Land-People- An Ethnic Naga Identity” written by (Right) Mar Imsong at Lotha Baptist Church Dimapur.  Dimapur, January 9 (MExN): “God-Land-People- An Ethnic Naga Identity,” written by Mar Imsong was released today at the Lotha Baptist Church, Dimapur. Michael Harvey, Executive Director of Conference of Baptist Minister in Massach
  • New multi-specialty hospital in Dimapur
    (Lef) Nikos Hospital and Research Centre located at Midland colony in Dimapur. (Right) View of the interior of Nikos Hospital which is spacious and well ventilated. (Morung photos)  Dimapur, January 9 (MExN): Nikos Hospital and Research Centre, a multi specialty medical establishment offering services of medical specialists, nursing and professionally trained technicians in healthcare, was inaugurated in Dimapur today. The dedication was conducted by Reverend Inaho Swu, pastor of
  • We may be small, but we can lend a hand too
    The meek shall inherit the earth: Sunday School children with offering bags. The children were chosen as ushers for the Silver Jubilee celebration of Union Church Youth Department, Fazl Ali College Campus, Mokokchung, which was held on January 7 last. (Morung Photo) Mokokchung | January 9 : Whenever a person visualizes an ‘usher’ in an event, generally an image of a grown youth in a distinct uniform comes to mind. There was a fine role reversal, however, last Friday on
  • LOCAL Briefs
    DCU informs Dimapur, January 9 (MExN): The Dimapur Chang Union (DCU) will be celebrating the Poang Lum festival on January 12, 2011 at 10:00 am at the residence of Mrs. Achila Chongsen, Duncan Basti, Dimapur. A press note issued by S. Imli Chang, general secretary, DCU informed all the concern members to come and attend the festival. The in-laws are also invited to the festival. SKK general conference from January 27 to 30Dimapur, January 9 (MExN): The All Sumi Students’ Union (S
  • Pochury students demand ‘relaxation policy’
    Sütsü (Meluri) | January 8 : The Pochury students’ Union (PSU) has denounced the Education department for allegedly failing to implement the “relaxation policy” in the appointment of primary teachers. Affirming that the PSU will not remain silent till justice is served, the students are adamant that they will not accept or allow discrimination. The Education department is reminded that except for the Pochury, no one will be accepted to serve in their area on
  • LOCAL Briefs
    ANPSTA Phek Unit meeting on Jan 19 Dimapur, January 8 (MExN): The ANPSTA, Phek Unit has convened a meeting on January 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm at DEO Office Compound, Phek. All the members are requested to attend the meeting without fail. The unregistered PSTE personal are requested to contact the following numbers for further detail: 8974798460 (VP); 8974997399 (Publicity Information Secy) and 8974995631 (Treasurer). Failing, the Unit also added that “to attend the said meeting, the
  • WSBAK 64th youth conference from Jan 14
    Dimapur, January 8 (MExN): The Western Sumi Baptist Churches Association, youth department 64th Youth Conference will be held at Qhuhoi Baptist Church, Aghunaqa Area from January 14 to 16. The WSBAK, Akuvuto youth secretary Rev. Ikuto Jimo in a press release has informed the intending youth delegates to arrive on January 14 while the youth executives and office bearers are requested to arrive on January 13 at 2:00 pm. The conference will be held under the theme ‘You are great in
  • SARK (SC) saddened by resolution of ENPO
    Dimapur, January 8 (MExN): The SARK-SC (Sumi Ao Rengma Kyong – Students’ Co-ordination) is saddened to learn about the resolution of the ENPO for separate statehood. Expressing this in a press statement SARK-SC stated that a time when the Naga society is under taking a Journey of common hope for ‘Reconciliation’, the decision of the ENPO to break away from the main land Nagaland is quite “shocking” and a big setback to the Nagas’ long cherished
  • Attempted rape condemned
    Dimapur, January 8 (MExN): Civil organizations have denounced the attempted rape of two minors at Leshemi village by five persons from Khezhakeno village on January 1, 2011. The Zuketsa Area Public Organization and Zuketsa Students’ Union today issued a brief note condemning the crime and urged all right-thinking citizens “to come out and condemn such shameless act.”Leshemi Village Council and Leshemi Youth Society also condemned the crime. “In their heinous att
  • Ememei Chiithuni
    A Mao (Ememei) Naga kid with traditional attires looks on during the Ememei Chiithuni (New Year) festival at Dimapur,  on Friday, January 7. (Caisii Mao/Photo)
  • Be vigil and uphold unity: C. Kipili Sangtam
    Kiphire | January 8 : The 15th session of the Longmatra Area Students’ Union (LASU) under the theme ‘Make it happen’ has commenced today at Tsongphong village with C. Kipili Sangtam MLA & Chairman NSMDC as the chief guest.Addressing the gathering as the chief guest, Kipili advised the gathering to uphold unity for progress and development and also cautioned to be vigil from outside influence to break the bond of unity. Advising the student community Kipili encoura
  • Remnants of traditions...
    A traditional Naga jail house at Old Chare Town (under Tuensang district) seen here in the photo. This kind of jail house, which has different names for the different tribes of Nagaland are constructed with the purpose of imprisoning offenders in the society for a day or two. This small jail which can hardly house a person is said to be the most uncomfortable place to stay where the captive cannot sit, stand or sleep. What more whoever goes inside such a jail becomes the object of deri
  • Hot enough to make you pant!
    James Angami (2nd from left) winner of the Naga king chilly eating competition organised by XL group during Hornbill Festival held at Kisama on December 6. 2010. (DIPR File Photo)  Dimapur| January 8   : For James Angami, eating the fiery Raja chilli is like a little boy savouring his candy. Without flinching, the man can eat upto 70 Raja chillies, or so he claims. Winner of the ‘Raja chilli eating competition’ at the 2010 Hornbill festival held at Kisama, James c
  • ABC conducts ‘Healing the Inner-child’ workshop
    Resource person conducting a session during the training organised by Awakening Bells Center (ABC) Kohima . Dimapur, January 8 (MExN): As part of the ongoing Family Therapy, the Awakening Bells Center (ABC) Kohima organised a two-day workshop on January 5 and 6 on the theme  “Healing the Inner-child”, a programme which provides insights to participants to learn to love oneself through healing the wounds of the past. ABC Managing Board Chairperson, Neidonuo Angami
  • Demand for Frontier Nagaland is our legitimate right: ENPO
    Citizens of Eastern Nagaland residing at Kiphire participate in the mass rally organised by the ENPO in demand for creation of a separate “Frontier Nagaland.” (Morung Photo)  Kiphire | January 7 : Supporting the demand for creation of a separate “Frontier Nagaland”, thousands of citizens belonging to the six tribes of Eastern Nagaland residing at Kiphire came to the street today staging a mass rally organized by the ENPO. Giving the key note address during
  • CRU demands “clean up” of pharmaceutical sector
    Dimapur, January 7 (MExN): Medical sales representatives are holding a conference in Dimapur as it seeks to “clean up” the pharmaceutical sector which is being plagued by unfair practices, black marketing of drugs and expensive essential drugs among others.  Center of Medical Sales Representatives Union is currently holding a general conference in Dimapur. The CRU is demanding “clean up” of the pharmaceutical sector ‘which has come from within the sec
  • Nagaland Mercy Mission building inaugurated
    (From L to R) Rev. Dr. Mar Imsong, founder Nagaland Mercy Mission and Executive Director of Massachusetts Baptist Multicultural Ministries (USA), Rev. Keweralo Lohe, Pastor, Dimapur Town Baptist Church and Alemla Sam, project Director (NMM) after the inaugural service of the Nagaland Mercy Mission Society building today at Kevijau colony, Signal Basti, Dimapur. (Morung Photo) Dimapur, January 7 (MExN): The Nagaland Mercy Mission Society building was inaugurated today at Kevijau co
  • Value Naga cultural system: Yitachu
    An elderly man blows a trumpet during the cultural day at Phor on January 5. (Morung Photo) Phor (Meluri) | January 7 : A cultural day programme was organised during the 13th session of Phoyisha Cultural Organization (PYO) at Phor village public ground on January 5 which is situated more than 100 km away from Meluri Town. Parliamentary Secretary, Tourism, Law and Justice, Yitachu was the chief guest. Eight neighbouring villages including Phor, New Phor, Wuzu, Hutsu, Yisi, Shatuza,