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International Women’s Day: Doses of inspiration

Reyivolü RhakhoKohima, March 7 (EMN): Although there is no need for a specific day to honour and celebrate the achievements of women around the world, International Women’s Day, which is celebrated on March 8, reminds us women deserve honour, ...

07 Mar 2021

A brighter 2021? People see light at the end of the Covid tunnel

Menuse-O Max Khieya Kohima, Jan. 6 (EMN): The new year provides an opportunity to reset, as most people are coming off a busy season of packed schedules along with the ebb and flow of daily life, notwithstanding the novel coronavirus pandemic. If the...

06 Jan 2021

Away from the ring, Naga wrestlers grapple with challenge to stay fit

Menuse-O Max KhieyaKohima, Dec. 11 (EMN): With a robust following and support system in place, Naga wrestling is already one of the favourite sports of many Naga communities, even attracting tourists to either watch or participate in the competitions...

11 Dec 2020

Sport in limbo: How sportspersons, coaches in Nagaland are fighting inactivity

Menuse-O Max KhieyaKohima, Aug. 29 (EMN): The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has adversely affected the sports sector across the globe, sending most sporting activities into a coma even as major global events struggle to revive. In Nagaland to...

29 Aug 2020

NEP in Nagaland: An air of optimism among educators

Our Correspondent Kohima, Aug. 4 (EMN): After a gap of 34 years, the new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 was recently approved by the Union Cabinet. If implemented, it will revamp the previous education structure in the country, which was formul...

04 Aug 2020

Chilling account of Covid-19 patients: When home is not home anymore but there’s light at the end of the tunnel

Menuse-O Max KhieyaKohima, July 31 (EMN): The Covid-19 patients in Nagaland are battling two deadly viruses – the novel coronavirus and stigmatisation. The biggest fear amongst the patients is not the apprehension about how to overcome the virus, b...

31 Jul 2020

Bethel Kitchen and a diverse community’s united faith in action

Behind the scenes of a place where police, churches, mothers and the government work as one. Reyivolu Rhakho / Livine KhrozhohKohima, June 20 (EMN): The Bethel Kitchen at the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) Convention Centre in Kohima, which h...

20 Jun 2020

Dimapur’s Train to Bihar: An interplay of suffering and kindness

Purnungba LongkumerDimapur, June 4 (EMN): On May 23, approximately 1600 migrant workers from Bihar left Dimapur by a special ‘Shramik’ train at about 9 pm. The train tickets were sponsored by the government of Nagaland. Safe Journey!The Shramik T...

04 Jun 2020

Mother’s Day Special: Why motherhood is universally spelled L.O.V.E

Reyivolü Rhakho Kohima, May 9 (EMN): Mothers are selfless; countless times, they have proven to be superheroes in quiet, yet unbelievable ways, with or without appreciation. And if not to the outside world, at least for their children, she remains a...

10 May 2020

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
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