Neiphiu Rio

  • NPF appalled by CM’s attitude in Patton’s case
    Kohima, September 21 (MExN): The Opposition Party on Monday said it was appalled by the alleged 'indifferent attitude' of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio in the matter of the Nagaland Lokayukta’s probe into Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton’s “infamous remark complaint case” which was recently dismissed. In a 31-page order signed on September 18, it is learnt that Lokayukta Justice Uma Nath Singh had observed that the Chief Minister “kept a veiled conte
  • Nagaland CM, Dy CM & CS among those under Chinese surveillance: Report
    Morung Express News Dimapur | September 16 Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio, Deputy CM Yanthungo Patton and State Chief Secretary Temjen Toy featured in the list of those under surveillance by Shenzen-based Technology Company with links to the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party. According to investigative report by The Indian Express, the company is monitoring over 10,000 Indian individuals and organisations in its global database of “foreign targets.&r
  • 23 years more than enough time to reach a logical conclusion: Nagaland CM on Naga Political Issue
    Kohima, August 15 (MExN): Nagaland Chief Minister today expressed the need for an early and honourable settlement of the Naga Political Issue and reminded that 23 years of ceasefire and political dialogue “is more than enough time to reach a logical conclusion." Rio said this during his address at the State level celebration of India’s 74th Independence Day  at Secretariat Plaza, Kohima on August 15.   Nagaland joined the rest of the nation to cele
  • Rs 139 Cr spent to fight COVID-19: Rio
    Our Correspondent Kohima | August 13 Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio today informed that the Rs 139 crore has been spent for medical and non medical intervention in efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Of this, Rs 112 crore was spent from the State Government’s own sources. The amount included around Rs 3.35 crore from Chief Minister Relief Fund, he added.  Making a statement on the COVID- 19 pandemic situation in the state at the NLA, the CM said that despi
  • CM lays Nagaland State Disaster Management plan
    Our Correspondent Kohima | August 13 Nagaland’s Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today laid Nagaland State Disaster Management Plan on the floor of the House. The vision of this plan is “making Nagaland where communities react to disasters with sense of urgency but in a planned way to minimize human, property and environmental loss.” The policy stated that saving of human lives will be at the highest priority. However, plan will also address minimum loss of proper
  • 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
  • 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
  • Few persons in Nagaland CM’s Residential Complex test positive for COVID-19  
    CM Rio under Home Quarantine  Kohima, July 30 (MExN): Few persons in the Nagaland Chief Minister’s Residential Complex have tested positive for COVID-19 and as safety precaution, CM Neiphiu Rio is under home quarantine, according to an update from his office.  The Office of Chief Minister (CMO) informed on a Twitter update that the “complex is being sanitized and the residential office closed for 48hrs.” “Few persons in the Chief Minister&rs
  • State Government left with no option, CM on govt order
    Morung Express News Kohima | July 27 Breaking his silence on the government’s July 7 office memorandum directing employees to reveal if their family members and relatives are in any Naga Political Groups, Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio said the government “was left with no option but to carry out the direction following the Governor RN Ravi’s letter.” Talking to media personnel this afternoon after the Cabinet meeting at the Secretariat, Rio said
  • CM goes into self-quarantine, Dy CM & others in Institutional QC
    Morung Express news Kohima/Dimapur | July 16 Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton and 4 other ministers went into separate quarantine modes after their arrival from Delhi on July 16.   While Rio along with Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Minister Neiba Kronu and Agriculture Minister, G Kaito Aye are in home quarantine (self-quarantine), Patton and along with Health and Family Welfare Minister Pangnyu Ph
  • Nagaland Chief Minister goes into self-quarantine
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | July 16 Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio announced today that he has gone into self-quarantine as a precautionary measure upon his return from New Delhi. “As a precautionary measure, I'm on self-quarantine on my return to Nagaland from Delhi. Taking precautions to ensure safety of others & myself,” he updated on Twitter. Rio, however, informed that he would be “continue discharging duties” during th
  • Nagaland: ‘Zero tolerance to any corruption in scholarship disbursement’
    Our Correspondent Kohima | July 7 Nagaland’s Higher & Technical Education and Tribal Affairs Minister Temjen Imna Along today said that since PDA took over government under the leadership of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, “it has been our  ardent endeavour to make sure that scholarships are disburse on time and there is zero tolerance to any corruption in the scholarship disbursement.” Addressing a press conference on scholarship held in Kohima on Jul
  • Nagaland Governor, CM and others bring Tuluni festival greetings
    Kohima, July 7 (MExN): Bringing Tuluni festival greetings to the people of Nagaland, especially to the Sumis, the Governor of Nagaland, RN Ravi said, “Tuluni festival symbolises fraternity, solidarity, and sharing. It is celebrated to rejoice the most abundant and fruitful season of the year.” “Although this great festival is being celebrated in an extraordinary COVID-19 situation this year with restrictions, I am hopeful that the festive spirit of newness and bo
  • CM reviews state’s monsoon preparedness
    Kohima, July 4 (MExN): Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio chaired a State level meeting on monsoon preparedness with Cabinet Ministers, Advisors, Chief Secretary, and other senior government officials, at the Secretariat Conference hall on Saturday. Updates from the DIPR informed that the objective of the meeting was to prepare for any natural calamities or eventuality that may occur with the onset of the monsoon season. In the meeting, OSD, Nagaland State Disaster Management Authori
  • 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