• Nagaland COVID-19 tally at 657
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 8 Nagaland’s tally of COVID-19 cases reached 657 on Wednesday as a total of 13 fresh cases were reported from various districts the state. According to the daily bulletin issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, 9 of the new cases were from Dimapur district while Kohima, Mon, Mokokchung and Tuensang reported 1 case each. However, the state also reported 1 ‘recovered&r
  • KOHIMA: Daklane and Kezieke declared containment zones
    Kohima, July 8 (MExN): Kohima Deputy Commissioner Gregory Thejawelie has issued notifications informing that Daklane colony, Kohima, Municipal Ward No. 7 and Kezieke colony Kohima, Municipal Ward No. 3, have been demarcated as containment zones. The notifications were issued following the detection of a COVID-19 positive persons residing in the two localities, and in order to contain the spread of the disease/infection and for necessary contact tracing. All movement of person
  • Tuensang incident: Pangnyu apologises on behalf of State Govt
    Kohima, July 8 (MExN): Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister (H&FW), S Pangnyu Phom, on behalf of the Government and the Department, today issued an apology to the people of Tuensang and Eastern Nagaland over the “unfortunate incident” of shifting returnees from Kohima to Tuensang.  “I, as a member of the State Cabinet as well as the Minister in charge of the Health & Family Welfare Department tender my apology and express my sincere regrets ov
  • Will not tolerate any form of extortion: AYO
    Kohima, July 8 (MExN): The Angami Youth Organisation (AYO) said that it had taken a ‘strong note’ on the June 23 incident where an alleged extortionist was gunned down in a retaliatory action by the Kohima Police Anti-Extortion Squad, and appealed concerned authorities to ensure that a transparent process is put in place so that public faith on the police is solidified. In a press release, AYO President Kekhrie Pfukha and Joint Secretary Petevito Nakhro stated that the
  • Returnees in LFIQC released after completing necessary procedures
    Dimapur, July 2 (MExN): The Livingstone Foundation International Quarantine Center (LFIQC) which was jointly managed by the Western Sümi Hoho (WSH) and Western Sümi Baptist Akukuhou Küqhakulu (WSBAK), over a period of 31 days, hosted 155 returnees in two groups from five different states. The first group of returnees arrived on May 25 and the second on May 26.    District No. of Returnees Date of Arrival
  • ASHAs enabling access to basic healthcare in Molen village
    Phek, July 2 (MExN): Rebecca Thuer, an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) of Molen village under Meluri Block has been serving the community since 2008 in different health activities through mobilizing and facilitating the community in accessing health related services available. She has been helping people access routine immunization, Ante-Natal Check-up, Post Natal check –up etc provided by the government through Sub-Centres, Primary Health Centres, Angandwadi Centre
  • Amidst lockdown, Nagaland hosts virtual seminar on substance abuse & counselling
    DIMAPUR, JULY 2 (MExN): The ARK Foundation in collaboration with the Nagaland Social Welfare Department conducted a virtual seminar on ‘substance use and addiction counselling’ with the various authorities and staffs of the juvenile homes, observation and special homes of the state. The attendees included Probation Officers, District Child Protection officers, Superintendents, and Counsellors, various homes across the state. The session was addressed by Raitele Ze
  • Nagaland: Yung Aung-led NSCN (K) reacts to Governor’s letter
    Dimapur, July 2 (MExN): While congratulating Nagaland Governor R N Ravi on his ‘short term achievements’, the Yung Aung-led NSCN (K) also said that “he should publicly acknowledge his gratitude to the Nagas for his meteoric rise.” It said that the Governor should respect Naga institutions and customs while in Naga areas. “Comparing Indian gangs to Naga nationalists only shows his ignorance,” a statement from Nikato Pilot Sumi, the outfit&rs
  • Governor’s letter a surrender of responsibility: JD (U) Nagaland
    Wokha, July 2 (MExN): In a delayed response to the letter of the Nagaland Governor R N Ravi to the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on June 16 last, the Janata Dal United (JDU) Nagaland expressed dismay at the statements made by the Governor in the letter. It said that the Governor, who is also the interlocutor of the Naga peace talks, addressing the same groups of Naga Nationalists with whom he has been sharing common platforms for the last several years as “armed gangs”, i
  • Allegiance to ‘Hippocratic Oath’ comes first, say doctors in Nagaland
    On National Doctors’ Day, The Morung Express talked to a few doctors in the interior parts of the state on the challenges and motivations of working in the health sector, especially during this crisis   Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | July 1 During this unprecedented public health emergency, doctors have been manning the frontlines working round the clock under immense pressure. Despite the challenges, fears, negativity, criticism, separa
  • Patton admits ‘internal hiccups’ within BJP party in Nagaland
    Central leaders to resolve issue   Our Correspondent Kohima | July 1 Nagaland’s Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton who is also leader of Nagaland’s BJP Legislature Party today admitted that there are ‘internal hiccups’ within the party. He however assured that it will be resolved at the earliest possible time. On being queried about the on-going tussle in the state BJP party, Patton admitted to receiving a letter from ten district BJP
  • COVID-19: Nagaland tally breaches 500-mark, 182 recoveries
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 1 With 42 new positive cases reported in Nagaland, the total number of persons who have tested positive for the virus in the state touched 501 on Wednesday. Out of the new cases, 31 were reported from Peren, Phek reported 8 while Kohima and Dimapur districts reported 2 and 1 respectively.  The number of active cases in the state has now reached 319. On the other hand, 14 patients ‘recovered’ from the disease on Ju
  • Langpangkong range raises voice against poor quality of work along NH 61
    Mokokchung, July 1 (MExN): People of Langpangkong range under Mokokchung district have alleged poor workmanship at the on-going two lane construction of National Highway-61.  A press release issued by Marsanen Imsong, Convenor of the Road Coordination Committee of Langpangkong Tzukong Mungdang (Langpangkong Range Peoples Conference) stated that the range people have expressed anguish over the poor quality work despite repeated appeals for skilled workmanship as per the detail
  • Community transmission may become a reality in Peren: TR Zeliang to CM
    Dimapur, July 1 (MExN): Leader of Opposition, TR Zeliang on Wednesday wrote to Chief Minister of Nagaland, drawing attention to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Peren district and requested the government to initiate immediate action. In the letter, the opposition leader said Peren district has become among the worst hit districts in the State, and expressed fear that unless immediate necessary measures are adopted to contain the spread of the virus, community transmissi
  • Kohima Police arrest one in hit-and-run case
    Morung Express News Kohima | July 1 An 18-year-old girl was seriously injured when she was hit by a speeding car on June 30 at Peraciezie, High School Junction area, Kohima. The incident happened around 3:30 pm. According to the Police, the driver, Viketoulie (32) from Phekerkriema village, was under the influence of alcohol and had also hit other vehicles and fled the scene. He attempted to escape after abandoning his vehicle. According to sources, the accused had earl
  • Five from Nagaland clear Level-1 cricket coach course
    Dimapur, July 1 (MExN): Five cricket coaches from Nagaland have passed the Level-1 Cricket Coach Course conducted by the Bangalore based National Cricket Academy under the aegis of The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Kechesin Keppen  from Kohima secured 83%, D John Belho from Zubza secured 78%, Talikaba from Mokokchung secured 71% while Limatenzuk Amer from Wokha and Keneizetso Medom from Dimapur got  63% and 58% respectively. Kechesin Keppen, D John B
  • Nagaland COVID-19: 103 recoveries, active cases at 76
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 16 Nagaland’s total number of recovered cases continued to surpass the number of active cases on Tuesday as 11 more samples tested negative for COVID-19 during their second test. The tally of recovered cases rose to 103 denoting a recovery rate of 57.54%. Meanwhile, two more samples tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland taking the total number of cases to 179. The number of active COVID-19 cases now stands at 76.  Health
  • Expedite Naga political solution, 11 Naga tribal bodies to PM
    Dimapur, June 16 (MExN): 11 Tribal Hohos in Nagaland have written to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on June 16, apprising the government for peaceful and early solution to the prolonged Indo-Naga political issue before the implementation of delimitation in the state. 14 tribes of Nagaland had a meeting on June 12 at APO Hall Kohima and deliberated on the subject after which 11 tribes namely- Sumi Hoho, United Sangtam Likhum Pümji (USLP), Yimchungrü Tribal Cou
  • Delimitation 2021 must take place: Peren CSOs
    Dimapur, June 16 (MExN): The civil societies in Peren held a meeting on June 14 at Jalukie, in which they resolved to take a strong stand in support of delimitation. This was stated in a June 16 press release by the Zeliangrong Baudi and all its units- Zeme Council (N), Liangmai Council (N) Rongmei Council Peren, Zeliangrong Mipui Organization (N), Zeliangrong Students Union (N), GB Association Peren and Rongmei Mother Association (N) with Kuki Inpi (N) and its units- Kuki Student
  • ‘Last’ special train brings 580 citizens to Nagaland
    Dimapur, June 16 (MExN): A Shramik special train arranged by the Government of Nagaland for carrying 580 stranded Nagaland citizens from Delhi reached Dimapur on June 16.  According to officials, it was the last special train arranged by the government of Nagaland for stranded citizens from the state. The train arrived with 580 passengers out of which 211 were from Dimapur, 28 from Mon, 41 from Tuensang, 5 from Longleng, 18 from Kiphire, 53 from Phek, 24 from Zunheboto,