Neiphiu Rio

  • Law & order has improved tremendously: Nagaland CM
    Morung Express News Kohima | June 29 Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Monday broke his silence over the June 16 letter from Governor RN Ravi which was widely circulated in the social media. “We are not surprised,” he said while maintaining that the Governor is equally concerned about the peace and development in the state. Addressing media persons after the Cabinet meeting held today, at his office chamber, Rio said the letter was written on June 16, following which
  • 'Connecting Employer & Job Seekers’: Nagaland launches job links portal 
    Morung Express News  Kohima | June 26 In what it termed as a platform to link ‘to connect' employers and job seekers, the Government of Nagaland on June 26 launched ‘Nagaland JobLinks Portal’ for “effective engagement and placement in the Private Sector of the State.” Advisor Labour & Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Industries & Commerce, Imnatiba officially launched the portal - https:/
  • Various austerity measures taken to cut expenses: Nagaland CM  
    Our Correspondent Kohima | June 16 The state government ‘knowing fully well” ahead that huge expenses would be incurred in tackling the pandemic, decided to reduce government expenditure through various decisions, Nagaland  Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio informed on Monday.    The austerity measures include freezing of fresh appointments, 15% cut in selected items of expenditure such as Travelling Entitlements, Office Expenses, Motor Vehicles
  • COVID-19 Cess levy a ‘considered decision’; Rs 3.84 cr collected till May: Nagaland CM
    Our Correspondent Kohima | June 15   Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on June 15 said that the government took a considered decision to levy COVID-19 Cess following a preliminary assessment of the levels of expenditure that would have to be incurred to fight the pandemic.   Expenditure on augmenting health infrastructure and procurement protective items and medicines, among others, were considered during the preliminary assessment, said Rio while addressing a
  • Nagaland's revenue severely affected by COVID-19 lockdown: CM
    Rs 127.11 crore spent in the fight against COVID-19   Our Correspondent Kohima | June 15 Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today said that due to COVID-19 lockdown and its negative impact on economic activities, the revenue of the state were also severely affected. “During the month of April 2020 we were able to collect an amount of Rs. 21.28 crore only as against an average monthly receipt of Rs. 109 crore during 2019-20,” said Rio while addressing a press c
  • Nagaland CM condoles Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 14   Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has expressed sadness over the untinely demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput on June 14.    “Shocked & saddened to hear about the untimely demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. He personally handed over a cheque to me when Nagaland was affected by floods & landslides in 2018,” Rio condoled on Twitter.   “His love & generous contribution
  • CM to chair reconstituted COVID-19 committee
    Cabinet for converting Dimapur Tourist Lodge into COVID-19 hospital   Morung Express News Kohima | June 1 The Nagaland state government on June 1 constituted a High Powered Committee (HPC) for COVID-19 response replacing the existing Empowered Committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary Sentiyanger Imchen.  Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio told the media today in Kohima that the new empowered committee will be headed by him as chairperson and Deputy Chief Minist
  • Nagaland no longer a green zone
    3 returnees from Chennai test positive for COVID-19   Morung Express News Kohima | May 25 Nagaland reported its first three confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday morning from among the returnees who arrived on the Special Shramik Train from Chennai. Two males from Dimapur and a female from Kohima were tested positive. With this Nagaland has officially become a COVID-19 affected state and is no longer tagged as a green-zone. Health officials confirmed that these case
  • COVID-19: Nagaland CM launches 10 new ambulances
    10 new ambulances were dedicated by Nagaland Chief Minister  Neiphiu Rio  on April 28. (Photo Courtesy: @pangnyu/Twitter)     Morung Express News Dimapur | April 28   State Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio on Tuesday visited the COVID-19 designated hospital in Dimapur and also simultaneously launched a total of 10 ambulances for government hospitals in various district headquarters.   “Dedicated 10 ambulances at COVID-19
  • Nagaland CM announces special package for stranded citizens
    The special package for ‘distressed or stranded citizens’ announced by the Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on April 20. (Photo Courtesy: covid19.nagaland.gov.in)   Morung Express News Dimapur | April 20 The Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio  on April 20 announced a special package for ‘distressed or stranded citizens’ outside Nagaland.   The New Initiatives and Announcements section of the Nagaland’s COVID-19 Dashboard informed that
  • Nagaland to pay Rs 10 lakh for death performing COVID-19 duties
    (Image Courtesy: @Neiphiu_Rio)   Frontline workers including health, Police and ULBs personnel to get the ex-gratia grant   Kohima, April 20 (MExN):  The Nagaland Government, on April 20, has announced an ex-gratia grant for 'fatalities of frontline workers’ due to COVID-19 while performing their duties.   A notification issued by the Nagaland Chief Secretary stated that the frontline workers include health workers as well as pers
  • Open letter to the Chief Minister of Nagaland regarding the challenges of tackling the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond    
    Honourable Chief Minister of Nagaland, Mr. Neiphiu Rio New Secretariat Complex Kohima 797004 Nagaland   Sir,   We are a group of research scholars and alumni of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi who have been closely observing the state of affairs in Nagaland since the outbreak of Covid-19. We are writing to you out of concern for our home state and its people. We are not affiliated to any political party.   As the physical health of citi
  • Govt working tirelessly, CM assures
    •    Rs 2.32 Cr from CMFR distributed •    Farming activities need to continue •    Appeals for support to those in the frontlines   KOHIMA, APRIL 16 (MExN): Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio today assured that the State Government and all its agencies are “working tirelessly” with active cooperation of the people and the civil societies in combating the challenge of the present global pandemic.   With reg
  • Don’t panic, government in control: Nagaland CM 
    Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio. (File Photo)   In his first reaction after a patient from Dimapur tested positive for COVID -19 in Guwahati on April 12, Nagaland Chief Minister tweeted: 'Be assured that the government is in control and together we can fight it.'     Morung Express News Kohima | April 14 The Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio  today appealed the citizen of the state not to panic but to cooperate and follow advisories i
  • Nagaland: PDA MLAs to contribute 30% of one-year salary to PM CARES Fund
     Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio. (Morung File Photo)   Starting from April, the MLAs will give 30% of their monthly salary to the fund for next one year     Morung Express News Kohima | April 9     The members of the ruling People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) government in Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) led by Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio. have decided to contribute 30% of their monthly salary for next one year to PM C
  • Nagaland CM lauds media’s efforts; calls for extending cooperation
    In a tweet, the Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio expressed gratitude to the press and media for their exemplary service and called for extending cooperation to them. (Image Courtesy: @MyGovNagaland/Twitter)     Morung Express News Dimapur | April 6 The Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio today lauded the member of the fourth estate - the press and news media – for their exemplary service and called for appreciating their role and extending cooperation to th
  • COVID-19: Nagaland CM launches self-declaration app
    Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio launching the ‘SELF DECLARATION COVID-19 Nagaland App’ of the Department of Health and Family Welfare in Kohima on March 28. (DIPR Photo)   The app is available for both Andriod and IOS users     Kohima, March 28 (MExN): Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio launched the official app of the Department of Health and Family Welfare called the ‘SELF DECLARATION COVID-19 Nagaland App’ at his residential office,
  • COVID -19: Nagaland CM appeals citizens to donate to Chief Minister Relief Fund
    In a tweet on March 27, the Nagaland CM appealed citizens to donate to Chief Minister Relief Fund to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo Courtesy: @Neiphiu_Rio/Twitter)   Morung Express News Kohima |  March 27   The Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio has appealed the citizens to donate to the Chief Minister Relief Fund (CMRF) for combating the COVID-19 pandemic and assisting in immediate and long-term relief and recovery efforts.   “Th
  • 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
  • Financially and economically, India passing through a difficult period: Neiphiu Rio
    Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu. (Morung File Photo)   Our Correspondent Kohima | February 15 Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today said that our country is passing through a difficult period both financially and economically. “This is not an isolated problem related to Nagaland only. The entire country is facing this problem. Because of this and the resulting decline in tax mobilization of the Central Government, the resource position of our state has been