Nagaland Legislative Assembly

  • Nagaland Bye-Election: 8 candidates in fray for 2 seats
    3-way contest in Southern Angami-I; 5-way in  Pungro-Kiphire after final scrutiny  Dimapur, October 17 (MExN): A total of eight candidates will contest the bye-elections to the two vacant seats in the Nagaland Legislative Assembly scheduled for November 3. According to updates, all the three candidates to the 14 Southern Angami-I Assembly Constituency have qualified to contest after the scrutiny of nomination was conducted by SDO (C) Jakhama and Returning Officer, Ruopf
  • As opposition boycotts, NLA session becomes platform for govt rhetoric
    Morung Express News Kohima | August 13  The 6th session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly was held in Kohima on August 13 with the opposition staging a last minute boycott of the session.  The opposition Naga Peoples’ Front (NPF), in a letter to the NLA Speaker had stated that the dignity of the Assembly and its democratic principles have been repeatedly “abused” on the pretext of implementing COVID-19 measures. It expressed disappointment at
  • Rio launches 'The Naga Assembly Chronicles'
    Kohima, August 13 (MExN): Nagaland’s chief minister Neiphiu Rio today released the first bi- annual journal of Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) entitled 'The Naga Assembly Chronicles'. Releasing the Journal, Rio congratulated the NLA Speaker, officers and staffs of State Legislative Assembly for bringing out the first of its kind journal, which he hoped, would help in disseminating parliamentary knowledge and provide wide publicity of the happenings in the assembly
  • No community transmission in Nagaland: Rio, Pangnyu reiterate 
    Morung Express News  Kohima | August 13  “As history of contacts has been established in all cases, there is no community transmission” in Nagaland, reiterated Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio as well as the Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom on the floor of Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA)  on  August 13.  In his statement on COVID-19 during the one-day sixth session of 13th NLA on Thursday, Rio said that the sources of
  • COVID-19: From zero capacity to 3 BSL labs by August-end in Nagaland 
    The State now has a capacity to test over 1200 samples per day, says Pangnyu    Morung Express News Kohima | August 13  From zero capacity to test COVID-19, Nagaland had been able to set up and make functional 2 Biosafety Level (BSL) laboratories and another is expected to function by August-end, Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom informed the State’s Assembly on Thursday. The first laboratory (BSL-3) was commissioned on May 31 at Naga
  • Around Rs 139 crore spent on COVID-19 management so far: Nagaland CM
    Nearly 80% of expenditure from State’s own sources, says Rio Morung Express News Kohima | August 13 The total expenditure incurred so far on both medical and non-medical interventions during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Nagaland has been around Rs 139 crore, the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio told the State Assembly on Thursday.  Out of this, the State Government from its own sources has spent about 112 crore (over 80%), Rio said, making a statement on COVID- 19 pa
  • One-day Nagaland Assembly session held amid opposition boycott
    Our Correspondent  Kohima | August 13 Amid the absence of opposition Naga People’s Front (NPF) legislators who boycotted the 6th session of 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) here today, Nagaland’s Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Health & Family Welfare Minister S. Pangnyu Phom made the statement on the floor of the House on COVID- 19 pandemic situation in the state. Discussion on COVID- 19 pandemic situation listed in the business of the session, howev
  • Traffic regulations issued for NLA session on August 13
    Kohima, August 11 (MExN): In view of 6th session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on August 13, the Kohima Police has issued the following traffic regulations to be enforced as part of the security arrangement.  Only vehicles with the following car passes will be allowed entry to the Assembly Secretariat:   •    ‘X’ (White letter with Red background) - For Legislators  •    ‘Y’ (Green letter wi
  • Mandatory testing for those attending NLA session
    Kohima, July 25 (MExN):  All officials and support staff including Ministers/Advisors/MLAs and the Officers and Staff of the Assembly Secretariat, attending the Assembly Session on July 30 will now have to undergo the COVID-19 test and carry the test results with them. The sixth session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly is scheduled to be held for one day on July 30.  This was informed in an official notice issued by the Nagaland Legislative Assembly Speaker t
  • NLA informs on passes for assembly session
    Kohima, July 22 (MExN): In view of the Sixth Session of the 13 Nagaland Legislative Assembly to be held from July 30, the Commissioner & Secretary, Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Dr PJ Antony has informed that the car passes and the official gallery passes will be issued from July 27 onwards as under:- •    Ministers and AHODs are requested to collect their Car Passes and the Gallery Passes from the Special Secretary (Home), Civil Secretariat, Nagaland, Kohim
  • Nagaland: Speaker to decide on fate of 7 MLAs on Tuesday
    Kohima, July 13 (MExN): The pronouncement of judgment in the disqualification proceedings against the seven Naga People’s Front (NPF) MLAs will be held on July 14, 1:00 pm, at the Conference Hall, Nagaland Legislative Assembly. In this regard, NLA Commissioner and Secretary, Dr PJ Antony, issued a notice to the petitioners and respondents informing the same. However, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance will be restricted to the minimum as on the day of the final hea
  • CM highlights ‘steps’ to take State forward
    Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio replying to the general discussion on Nagaland Budget 2020-21 at the floor of the 5th Session of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly on February 15 (DIPR Photo)     Our Correspondent Kohima | February 15  Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, in his concluding remark on general discussion on the state budget at the 5th Session of 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) here today, said that during the last 10 months many new and innovative
  • CAG Report Tabled: Several anomalies detected
    Our Correspondent Kohima | February 15 The Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India report, tabled on the concluding day of the 5th Session of 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly, as usual has detected several anomalies. Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio tabled the State Finances Audit Report of the Comptroller & Auditor general of India for the year ended 31st March 2018 (Report No.1 of the year 2019) and Social, Economic, Revenue and General Sectors for the year  
  • NLA session adjourned sine-die
    NLA Speaker Sharingain Longkumer with members of the press fraternity on the final day of the Nagaland legislative assembly on February 15. (DIPR Photo)   Our Correspondent Kohima | February 15  After discussion and voting on the budget for the year 2020-2021 and passing Nagaland Appropriation (No.2) Bill, 2020, the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) Speaker Sharingain Longkumer today adjourned the 5th session of 13th NLA sine-die. Nagaland Appropriation (No
  • Patton on vacancies, appointment under police dept
    Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton. (Morung File Photo)   Our Correspondent Kohima | February 15 Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton today said that a total of 1698 posts/vacancies have arisen due to retirements, deaths, promotions etc in the police department from December 2018-2019. Replying this to MLA Kuzholiizo (Azo) Nienu in the 5th session of 13th NLA here today, the Minister stated that the number of post arisen due to retirement stands at 882, deaths- 207
  • Nagaland Assembly pays respect to departed members
    File Photo: Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) members observing a 2-minute silence remembering the departed soul of former members at the 5th Session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on February 7.  (DIPR Photo)     Our Correspondent Kohima | February 15 The Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) members today paid respect to the departed souls of three former members- T Tali, Imtilemba Sangtam and Thrinimong Sangtam. NLA speaker Sha
  • Over 11 crore sanctioned for 2-lane road from Kohima New Check gate to Lerie
    (Representative Image: Pixabay.com)   Our Correspondent Kohima | February 15 Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton and Minister incharge of National Highways today replied that the total amount sanctioned per km against the 2-lane road from Kohima New Check Gate to Lerie stands Rs. 11.11 crore and the total length is 10 kilometers. Replying this to MLA Chotisuh Sazo, Patton informed that the work was allotted on 15 December 2017 to M/s Vilelie Khamo & sons. Patt
  • Nagaland CM clarifies on state’s increased deficit 
    Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio. (file Photo)   Blames reduction in state’s share of Central Taxes   Our Correspondent  Kohima | February 15 Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today said that the huge increase in deficit is on account of the reduction in the state share of Central Taxes in the Union Budget. In his concluding remark on general discussion on the state budget here today,  Rio, who also holds finance portfolio, said that in the Bu
  • Naga Peace Talks: Nagaland CM appreciates GoI, Tribal Hohos & others
      Morung Express News Kohima | February 13   Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, who also holds finance portfolio, in his budget speech on February 13 appreciated the Government of India (GoI) for its “sincerity and for acknowledging the unique history of the Naga people.”   “I urge the Centre to make extra efforts to bring an early political settlement that is honourable; one that upholds the democratic political rights of the Nagas,” Rio said i
  • Nagaland Budget 2020-21: CM's speech highlights PDA’s achievements and initiatives
    Neiphiu Rio presenting the budget speech at the floor of the ongoing 5th session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly in Kohima on February 13. (DIPR Photo)   Morung Express News Kohima | February 13   Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, who also holds finance portfolio, today presented the State Budget 2020-2021 at the floor of the ongoing 5th Session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly highlighting the achievements as well initiatives take