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Locked down, Nagaland tea growers brew losses

Our ReporterDimapur, April 30 (EMN): The first plucking of a tea leaf during the harvest season is the freshest one; however tea farmers in Nagaland have missed their first production to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown resulting in losses worth in cro...

01 May 2020

Home schooling exposes digital divide in Nagaland

Our CorrespondentKohima, April 29 (EMN): Some schools and colleges in the state have initiated alternative arrangements to ensure that learning is not compromised during the nationwide lockdown to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, but there are also othe...

30 Apr 2020

Different kind of ‘distancing’ for people in Dhansiripar area

Our ReporterDimapur, April 28 (EMN): As the Covid-19 battle rages on, the Nagaland government has been reaching out to people, helping citizens both at home and outside Nagaland. However, at a time when essential commodities are necessary for surviva...

29 Apr 2020

Crunching times for sellers, users of betel nuts and leaves in Dimapur

Our ReporterDimapur, April 27 (EMN): The government of Nagaland had banned spitting in public places with effect from March 23, which was notified by the principal secretary of the Urban Development department. Meanwhile, betel leaves and betel nuts,...

29 Apr 2020

Fighting a big loss, Dimapur’s two-wheel taxis deliver essentials to citizens

Dimapur, April 28 (EMN): Two-wheeler taxis—the ‘Scooties’—in Dimapur were initially one of the few groups in Dimapur to announce home delivery services for citizens of the city when the government of Nagaland announced a lockdown in March to ...

28 Apr 2020

Unlocking the potentials of home-delivery services

Henlly PhomDimapur, April 27 (EMN): The nationwide lockdown amidst the Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the business community, daily wage earners and transportation drivers to name a few; and Nagaland is no exception. However, not long after th...

28 Apr 2020

‘We need the presence of family and friends during pregnancy’

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to alter our lives, pregnant women and new mothers in Nagaland describe their life in lockdown Livine KhrozhohKohima, April 27 (EMN): Having a baby is a wonderful and joyous experience but a pregnant woman needs utm...

28 Apr 2020

Voices from the other side: Nagas tending to Covid-19 patients elsewhere

Menuse-O Max KhieyaKohima, April 25 (EMN): “We are given seven days of continuous work, and (for) another 14 days we will go for quarantine because we are getting many patients,” said 30-year-old Dr. C Manpa Phom who is pursuing MD degree at Gand...

25 Apr 2020

Earth Day: ‘Times and eras have changed, so is our surrounding and our lifestyle’

Reyivolü RhakhoKohima, April 21 (EMN): “I remembered crying myself to sleep most of the nights for fear of the sound of wild animals, roaring winds, and chirping of crickets at my new home.” Right after her wedding ceremony on December 6, 1967, ...

22 Apr 2020

Patience and love: 99-year-old Naga man’s recipe for happy life

On International Day of Older Persons, Eastern Mirror sits with the oldest man in Kiyeto village Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Oct. 1: Patience and love is the key to his longevity, says 99-year-old Lughovi Chishi as he speaks cheerfully about a life ...

01 Oct 2019

Two friends ditch army uniform for aprons to chase food dream

Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Sep. 3: Food trucks are yet to pick up pace in this part of the country but two childhood friends, who also served in the army together, have taken the commercial hub of Dimapur by storm with their well-equipped and state...

03 Sep 2019

Costly collateral as Ao indigenous religion nears extinction

Imrongkumba Aier Mokokchung, Aug. 25 (EMN): In the Christian-majority state of Nagaland, few indigenous tribal religions of pre-Christianity days have withstood the passage of time. However, the Ao Naga indigenous religion is on the verge of extincti...

25 Aug 2019

Dimapur’s courier companies: Big names, poor services?

Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, July 2: Nagaland, without exception, is part of the growing window of consumerism with people shopping online from the comfort of their homes. However, in what is supposed to be a smooth transition between placing the ord...

02 Jul 2019

First instalment released for NHAK cancer centre

Our Correspondent Kohima, July 2 (EMN): Nagaland Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) will be receiving INR 23 cr. for setting up a Tertiary Care Cancer Centre (TCCC) from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This will be the first instalment...

02 Jul 2019

‘Naga people abandoning farming is alarming’

Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, March 26: The deputy commissioner (DC) of Dimapur, Kevekha Kevin Zehol lamented that most people today are dependent on products, including rice, that come from outside the state instead of cultivating food on their own l...

26 Mar 2019

Noah’s Ark: Where abandoned animals find love

Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Nov. 10: As a young girl, Imlisenla Pongen would always bring home lost dogs or puppies and kittens, and nurse them in her room. This love affair with homeless animals never faded; and her mind was made up on opening an a...

11 Nov 2018

Daily market for local produce established in Dimapur

Dimapur, Sep. 4 (EMN): An organic marketplace by the name ‘Local Products Daily Market’ was inaugurated by the principal secretary for Horticulture MK Mero at the Supermarket in front of the Mokokchung bus and taxi stand in Dimapur on Tuesday. Th...

05 Sep 2018

World War II brunt: Nun seeks to meet relatives after 75 years of separation

Dimapur, Sep. 1 (EMN): Sister Blanche Bernice Bouche’s life story reminds you of the child character in Roberto Benigni’s comedy-drama Life Is Beautiful that has World War II as its backdrop. The reel character was united with her mother and rela...

02 Sep 2018

Dimapur and Its Crowds!

An analysis of crowd counting, and its estimation in Dimapur By Reyivolü Rhakho, Muzhaba Jamir, and Haichikambe Pame | EMN All around the world crowd counting is always dicey affair. The difficulty is in balancing variable claims and counter claims...

01 Aug 2018

Crafts initiative sculpting welfare of underprivileged women

Esther Verma Dimapur, July 28 (EMN): George Bernard Shaw, the celebrated writer once said, “Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby”. Today, a  Naga girl, with a mass communication degree, is living her life as a successful entrepren...

29 Jul 2018

A ‘stubborn’ baker in an ‘unfriendly society’

Dimapur, July 29 (EMN): Many women in Nagaland who wish to follow their aspiration have to be ‘stubborn’ to overcome the struggles of being independent entrepreneurs. In a field dominated by men, the refusal to quit their entrepreneurial ...

29 Jul 2018

Fish ban hits vendors and suppliers in Mokokchung

Imrongkumba Aier Mokokchung, July 10 (EMN): The fish business in Mokokchung district has gone down since the past one month after the authorities clamped down on formalin-laced fish, coupled with consumers’ fear of chemically enhanced food, and its...

10 Jul 2018

Regina Maram and the ‘beauty’ of equipping youths with skills

Esther Verma Dimapur, June 8 (EMN): As unemployment is witnessing extremity in the Northeast region, many young people between the ages 15 and 25 are straying towards addictive and abusive habits. This is represented in the growing number of school d...

09 Jun 2018

Road-less Karbi Anglong village wants govt. to bridge the gaps

Vivian Longki Rongpi Diphu, May 30: A small village in Karbi Anglong in Assam is caught between two maladies that they wish the authorities of the area would address: a bridge and a road or the lack of them. The lack of said facilities for the area c...

31 May 2018

Hygiene project wins a battle in Dimapur garbage war

Scrap sculpture set up as testimony against city’s garbage trend Henlly Phom Dimapur, May 20 (EMN): The Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) has transformed with approximately INR six lakh in funds the otherwise public dumping area outside the Shri ...

20 May 2018