• 93 fresh COVID-19 cases on August 5, state tally at 2498
    Dimapur, August 5(MExN): Nagaland is inching towards the 2500 mark of COVID-19 cases as 93 fresh cases were reported on Wednesday, taking the tally to 2498. While Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom’s Twitter update earlier in the day reported 94 cases, the Nagaland COVID-19 bulletin issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare stated that one case was ‘Retest Positive’, so only 93 fresh cases were counted for August 5. Out of the 93 cases, Armed Forces in D
  • Mumbai-based animal rights activist remanded to judicial custody
    Morung Express News Kohima | August 5  Mumbai-based animal rights activist Hema Chowdhary, who was brought to Kohima by the Nagaland police on July 20, has been remanded to judicial custody on August 4. The accused was arrested on charges of making derogatory remarks targeting Nagaland.  PRO of Nagaland Police Headquarters, SP (Crime) Manoj Kumar told The Morung Express that “Since police remand period has been completed, she has been allowed to undergo judicial
  • Nagaland Govt issues guidelines for safety practices in high risk settings
    Kohima, August 5 (MExN): In pursuance of the Nagaland State Government new consolidated guidelines on lockdown measures order dated July 31, the Principal Director Health & Family Welfare, Dr Vizolie Suokhrie has issued guidelines on safety practices in high risk settings to prevent transmission of COVID-19, as annexed, for strict adherence and compliance by all concerned stakeholders with immediate effect. Any violation or non-compliance of this order and all other safety and p
  • Nagaland: Dimapur Police to use bamboo barricades in traffic management
    Launched to be used for road safety purposes and as temporary traffic signs for informing commuters about condition of roads etc   Dimapur, August 4 (MExN): Commissioner of Police Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo IPS officially launched the bamboo barricades for Dimapur Police from Commissioner Police office Dimapur on August 4. It may be mentioned that police has been using barricades made of plastic and metal since long, and the idea of using treated bamboo as barricades for
  • Nagaland: Sumi Patriots’ Day observed in Zunheboto
    Zunheboto, August 4 (MExN): Sumi Patriots' day organised by All Sumi Students' Union (SKK) was observed at Patriots' Monolith located in Old Town and Alahuto Junction, Zunheboto on August 4.  Sumi Patriots' day is observed annually to commemorate the death anniversary of Lt General Kaito Sema and honour the patriots who have sacrificed their lives for the better cause of Naga, a press release from the SKK stated.  Maintaining the SOP, the event was atten
  • Nagaland: Peren DTF to regulate inter-district movement
    Peren, August 4 (MExN): Peren District Task Force on COVID-19 meeting was held at Conference Hall, District Hq Peren under the chairmanship of DC Peren-cum-DTF Chairman, Sentiwapang Aier, NCS on August 3. According to a DIPR report, the meeting was also attended by Nagaland Zeliang People’s Organization (NZPO) President, Kevipelie Iheilung and General Secretary, Kingudi Joseph. Briefing on the current COVID scenario in the district DSO Peren, Dr Hedungkeibe notified that on
  • Nagaland: Wokha district to implement tougher lockdown measures as cases surge
    Wokha, July 30 (MExN): The Wokha DTF on COVID-19 held a review meeting at DC conference hall, Wokha on July 29. Deputy Commissioner & Chairman of Wokha DTF for COVID-19 Orenthung Lotha chaired the meeting. Col KS Gill, Commandant of 40 Assam Rifles and Dr Sachin KB, 40 AR also attended the meeting. Dr CW Tungoe, CMO, Wokha gave a brief update of COVID-19 status in the District. According to a DIPR report, Pathologist, Dr Motsuo Memorial Hospital, Wokha suggested for a mobile sam
  • Zeliang community forms single apex organization
    ‘Nagaland Zeliang People Organization’ unites two groups of ZPOs   Dimapur, July 30 (MExN): The two groups of Zeliang People Organizations, one led by Ramdi Meru as President and Kiepeube Zehuny as General Secretary and other led by Kiezen Zeliang as President and Kerang Domta as General Secretary have amalgamated into a single organization under the banner of ‘Nagaland Zeliang People Organization (NZPO).’ Giving an account of the decision
  • Nagaland: Longleng DTF discusses movement of vehicles
    Wokha, July 30 (MExN): A meeting of the Longleng District Task Force on COVID-19 was held under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner, Longleng M. Shayung Phom at his official Bungalow on July 29. As per a DIPR report, the house discussed about the alteration of days for passenger of Longleng bound vehicles at Watiyongphang, Nagaland-Assam gate. In this regard it was decided that the DC & Chairman DTF Longleng to write to DC & Chairman DTF, Mokokchung to direct stakeho
  • Nagaland MLA, 52 others test positive for COVID-19
    Morung Express News Kohima | July 29 A Nagaland legislator and his bodyguard have tested positive for COVID-19. In other cases, a driver and bodyguard attached to two legislators also tested positive for COVID-19. The development comes after the Speaker of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly directed mandatory testing for all legislators, their drivers and bodyguards prior to the Assembly session which was scheduled for July 30. The tests were conducted on July 26, 27 and 28.
  • Commercial sexual exploitation, forced labour, a reality in Nagaland
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | July 29 While there is limited data about human trafficking in the state, people exploited for labour or sexual activity is a reality in places like Dimapur and unofficial red light areas and booze joints in several pockets of the state. Nagaland is also identified both as a transit source and destination for human trafficking with people from neighbouring states using the state’s highway or railway station as a gateway. Children are also be
  • Nagaland: Rio commends Team Nagaland’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic
    Our Correspondent Kohima | July 29 Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today commended ‘Team Nagaland’ - the departments, frontline workers, the stakeholders, NGOs, civil societies, hohos, volunteers and particularly the churches for their prompt response and support to handle COVID-19 pandemic in Nagaland. He commended the prompt response of the essential service providers and frontline workers including the Health & Family Welfare Department, civil administrati
  • Nagaland: One COVID-19 related death in Aoyimti
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 29 In another death case related to COVID-19, a 45-year old woman passed away on July 29 in Aoyimti village, Dimapur.  According to sources, the woman had pre-existing health conditions for which she had been on medication and routine checkups. She had also reportedly been ill during the lockdown. However on Wednesday, the woman had to be taken to a hospital, but was reportedly denied admission without a COVID-19 negative report by mult
  • NSCN (K) heads for another split
    • Nyemlang Konyak ‘appointed’ as Chairman • Yung Aung-led NSCN (K) expels three    Dimapur, July 29 (MExN): The National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) seem to be headed for another split, with two splinter groups issuing separate statements on Wednesday. While the first statement informed about the appointment of a new Chairman/President after charges were put up against the current chairman Yung Aung on the lines of &ldqu
  • Reconsider ‘self-declaration’ order: NTC to state government
    Kohima, July 29 (MExN): The Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) has appealed to the State Government to reconsider its July 7 order directing department heads to obtain information of all government employees with regard to family members and relatives in the Naga Political Groups (NPGs). The reason being the Government of India and NPGs are engaged in the peace process and political negotiations, a release from the NTC stated. It said that the Centre’s repeated “chorus”
  • Nagaland: PDA Legislature Party calls for expediting peace talks
    Kohima, July 29 (MExN): The PDA Legislature Party (PDALP) on July 29, held a meeting at the State Banquet Hall, and called on the negotiating parties in the Indo-Naga political issue to expedite the peace talks and bring about an “honourable and acceptable” political settlement. “The Government of India and the negotiating parties have been having political dialogue under ceasefire for 23 years and has already signed agreements with the Naga political organizations
  • Framework Agreement: Naga Hoho seeks clarity on status from centre
    Dimapur, July 29 (MExN): The Naga Hoho has alleged that Framework Agreement signed on August 2015, has been interpreted to suit the interest of the Government of India, and sought clarification on the progress and position of the agreement from the centre. In a representation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 28, President H K Zhimomi and General Secretary K Elu Ndang expressed concerns over “unfavourable and unexpected developments” in the state, stating that &ldq
  • Nagaland: Toyi Swuro’s inspiring story: From part time cobbler to owning ‘Craft Gallery’
    Morung Express News Kohima | July 29 26 years old Toyi Swuro is a local entrepreneur from Phek town and takes pride in his profession as a Cobbler. He opened Craft Gallery in 2018 which deals with all types of leathers such as leather footwear, leather goods such as purse, wallets, belts, upholstery, leather straps for various purposes. A unique feature of Craft Gallery is that it provides services to students and underprivileged citizens by helping them repair their footwear at mi
  • Nagaland: Amahator Area GB’s Court inaugurated
    Kohima, July 29 (MExN): Amahator Area GB's Court was inaugurated at Amahator town with T Kirithong Sangtam, secretary NDPP Nagaland as the special guest on July 29. Speaking on the occasion, he called upon the gathering to usher peace for all round development. He maintained that all round development is possible through social harmony. He also stressed on the need to have the spirit of oneness among the people for a peaceful environment and progressive society.   Earlie
  • Nagaland’s COVID 19 tally continues to rise
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 28 With 75 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the total tally of positive cases in the State now stands at 1,460 Out of 75 new cases, as many as 51 were reported from State’s capital, Kohima, while the rest were from Dimapur, Phek, Wokha, Mon, Dimapur and Tuensang.  The state also reported 8 recoveries, taking the number of recovered cases to 577 with a recovery rate of 39%. With this, the total number of active cases in the stat