• 'Take it Easy’ & don’t turn it into ‘Manic Monday’: Dimapur Police ‘online request’ to public 
    Dimapur Police urges public not rush into shop or other activities as the district prepares to reopen after a 8-day total lockdown    Morung Express News Dimapur | August 2 With Dimapur preparing for partial reopening after a week of total lockdown on Monday and anticipating a heavy rush, the Dimapur Police went retro to belt out unique message urging the public not rush into shops or other activities – through songs.  Taking to Twitter on th
  • TaFMA offers a ray of hope for artists in Nagaland
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | August 1 In its continued effort to help the artists’ community particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown wherein many of their livelihoods are being affected for lack of platform to showcase their works, Task Force for Music & Arts (TaFMA) has helped sell several of their paintings worth Rs 6,50,000. This includes 21 artworks by 11 artists, and has been sold to private collectors and art patrons under the initiative of TaFMA. S
  • Total lockdown in Kohima extended till August 7
    Kohima, July 31 (MExN): The Deputy Commissioner Kohima, on July 31 had notified that the total lockdown of the Kohima Municipal Area under Kohima Sadar Jurisdiction has been further extended for a period of 7 days with effect from August 1 till August 7. The extension has been necessitated by the recent surge in the COVID-19 positive cases in the district outside the quarantine centres, the DC’s order informed. The new order is in continuation of the order passed on July 23
  • Nagaland: More districts enhance COVID-19 containment measures   
    Dimapur, July 30 (MExN): With recent surges in COVID-19 cases in the State, more districts have issued enhanced guidelines and lockdown measures to contain the spread of the infection. As per State’s DIPR reports, orders on new guidelines, Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs) and lockdown measures were issued by respective Deputy Commissioners, Task Forces or Block or sub-divisions administrators.   Now total lockdown in Pfütsero town The Block Level Task Force
  • Mon Town total lockdown: In or out movement prohibited
    Mon, July 27 (MExN): A total lockdown has been enforced in Mon Town from July 27 to August 2, in the light of “certain emerging circumstances” and to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the district headquarter. No ‘in or out’ movement would be permitted during the lockdown period, notified Chumlamo Humtsoe, SDO (Civil) Sadar Mon.  Movement of public is strictly prohibited except medical emergencies and movement of private vehicles except those permitte
  • Shillong goes under 72-hour lockdown amid rising COVID-19 cases
    Shillong, July 27 (PTI): A 72-hour lockdown started in Meghalaya''s state capital Shillong from Monday amid rising cases of novel coronavirus in the state, officials said. Around 30 localities, mostly in the worst-hit East Khasi Hills district, have already been declared containment zones, they said. The lockdown in Shillong agglomeration -- localities within the Shillong municipality and scheduled areas -- was announced after 56 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the la
  • Zunheboto takes up new lockdown measures
    Zunheboto, July 26 (MExN): A meeting of the members of Zunheboto District Task Force on COVID-19 was held on July 26. The meeting decided to impose certain guidelines with regard to lockdown restrictsions, ATM facilities, Quarantine Centres and COVID Care Centres:    •    Lockdown after 2:00pm on all days  •    Total restriction on movement of people/vehicle after 2:00pm, except for those with special permits by competent aut
  • Nagaland: 8-day Dimapur total lockdown comes into force
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 26 The 8-day total lockdown in Dimapur, to curb the spread of COVID-19 cases and enhance active surveillance and contact tracing, came into effect on July 26.  The total lockdown will continue till August 2.  The streets in Dimapur wore a completely deserted look as people stayed indoor following the imposition strict lockdown measures. While movement of people and vehicles were minimal with July 26 being a Sunday, security measure
  • DC Kohima seals more locations
    Kohima, July 25 (MExN): Following the detection of COVID-19 cases from person residing in Lower Chandmari (Ward No 13), Daklane (Ward No 7), New Minister’s Hill (Ward No 16) and Mima Village under Jakhama Sub-Division, Kohima Deputy Commissioner Gregory Thejawelie has notified areas in the colonies and village as ‘sealed areas’ in order to contain the spread of the disease/infection and for necessary contact tracing. All movement of person/vehicles within the defin
  • 7-day total lockdown starts in Kohima
    Our Correspondent Kohima | July 25 Normal life has been affected following seven day total lockdown which started from today in the state capital Kohima. All categories of shops were closed and the streets wore deserted looks with no vehicular and public movement within Kohima municipality. The lockdown has been enforced in order to enhance active surveillance by the Chief Medical Officer in coordination with Team Kohima and to ensure more comprehensive contact tracing, ear
  • Dimapur Total Lockdown: Here's what’s allowed, and what’s not
    Dimapur District Task Force has enforced an 8-day total lockdown in Dimapur from July 26 to August 2   Morung Express News  Dimapur | July 24  The Dimapur District Task Force on Friday has enforced an 8-day total lockdown in Dimapur from July 26 to August 2. The decision was taken during an emergency meeting of the DTF on July 24. The total lockdown, according to an order from the Deputy Commissioner Dimapur, has been imposed   “enhance active s
  • Now Dimapur DTF decides for total lockdown from July 26 
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 24  A day after the announcement of partial lockdown, the District task Force (DTF) Dimapur has decided to imposed ‘total lockdown’ in the district from July 26 to August 2. According to initial reports received here, the decision was taken during an emergency meeting of the DTF on July 24.  It was informed that the total guidelines measures would be issued by the issued by the office of the Deputy Commissioner later.
  • Total lockdown in Kohima from July 25 to 31
    KOHIMA, JULY 23 (MExN): A total lockdown will be enforced in Kohima municipal area under Kohima Sadar jurisdiction from July 25 to 31.  In an order, the Kohima Deputy Commissioner, Gregory Thejawelie informed that this decision was taken during the emergency meeting of the District Task Force (DTF) Kohima on July 23. The lockdown has been enforced in order to enhance active surveillance by the CMO in coordination with Team Kohima and to ensure more comprehensive contact tracing
  • Nagaland: Kohima opts for total lockdown, partial in Dimapur 
    Morung Express News  Dimapur/Kohima | July 23    The District Task Force (DTF) of Dimapur and Kohima, on July 23, have adopted different mode of lockdown amid the rising cases of COVID-19 infections and demands for strong containment measures.   In the state capital, the District Task Force (DTF) annouced a one-week total lockdown in Kohima municipal area under Kohima Sadar jurisdiction from July 25 to 31.  In an order, the Kohima Deputy Commissioner
  • Kohima wards hint self imposed total lockdown
    ‘If the government is not concern for the safety of its citizens, the wards will have no option but to self impose ward total lockdown’: AKMWP   Kohima, July 21 (MExN): The Association of Kohima Municipal Wards Panchayat (AKMWP) today reiterated its appeal to Kohima Deputy Commissioner to enforce total lockdown within Kohima municipality. In an appeal addressed to Kohima DC, the AKMWP stated that despite the rejection of the earlier AKMWP's appeal for a to
  • Rouhani warns 25 million infected as Iran reimposes restrictions
    Reuters President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that 25 million Iranians have been infected with the coronavirus and that another 35 million were at risk of acquiring it as Iran reimposed restrictions in the capital and elsewhere.   The figures Rouhani cited in a televised speech were far higher than Saturday's official toll of 271,606.   His office said they were based on "an estimated scenario" from a report by the health ministry's deputy
  • Nagaland: Schools cautioned against reopening
    Kohima, July 15 (MExN): Principal Director for School Education, Shanavas C, on Wednesday, reminded school authorities that reopening of schools in any manner would mean violation of the lockdown orders issued by the Government, inviting severe disciplinary action including invoking of Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.  According to a notification issued through the DIPR, the Principal Director said that “few schools in the State have reportedly issued notifications
  • Bihar announces total lockdown from July 16 to 31
    New Delhi, July 14 (PTI): There will be a total lockdown in Bihar from July 16-31 to contain the spread of COVID-19, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday announced.   On his official Twitter handle, Modi said the 15-day lockdown will remain in force at all municipal, district, sub divisional and block headquarters level and that guidelines were being prepared.   'The government has taken a decision to this effect... Corona has neither any vaccine
  • Indian firms process Rs 1,500 crore in salaries, benefits via Paytm Payouts
    NEW DELHI, JUNE 29 (IANS): Paytm on Monday said its digital money transfer service Paytm Payouts has helped process Rs 1,500 crore in salaries and other benefits for medium and large enterprises in the country within the three months of lockdown.   During the lockdown, over 5,000 companies have used Paytm Payouts to pay salaries and food allowances to employees, incentives and rewards to housekeeping, labourers and other contractual staff, the company said in a statement.
  • PAC demands anti crime act by July 31 in Nagaland
    Dimapur, June 27 (MExN): The Public Action Committee (PAC) of Naga Council Dimapur in its meeting held on June 25 has resolved to give a dateline till July 31 for the initiation of a criminal control act in Nagaland similar to that of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) or the ‘Goonda Act’ to control organised crime in the state. It warned that failing to do so, the PAC will initiate necessary action “till the demand is met.” The PAC sai