Third product from Nagaland to get GI tag after Naga King Chilli & Tree Tomato

The Chakhesang Shawls became the latest and third goods from Nagaland to be granted the Geographical Indication (GI) Registration after the Naga Mircha and Naga Tree Tomato.   While the ‘Chakhesang Shawl’ is listed under the category of ‘Handicrafts,’ the other two is registered under ‘Agricultural’ product under Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection) Act, 1999.   The application for the GI tag for the Chakhesang Shawls was filed by the Chakhesang Women Welfare Society which has its registered office at T. Chikri, Pfutsero, Phek District. Naga Mircha (application…

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Breakfast with Chief Minister of Nagaland “Revealing the Pandora Box”

With the objective to strengthen the government-citizen relationship, Nagaland chief minister, T.R. Zeliang on Saturday held an interactive session with young entrepreneurs and students of Nagaland over breakfast at the CM’s official residence, Kohima. CMO media cell said 11 young bloggers, who had been posting positive suggestions, ideas and opinions on a regular basis with regard to local governance were hand-picked for an interactive discussion with chief minister. The 11 youngsters were Jenpu Rongmei, a social worker and chief functionary of CAN Youth; Temsusenla Kichu, Proprietor of Fusion Store, Dimapur;…

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Nagaland State

Nagaland /ˈnɑːɡəlænd/ is a state in Northeast India. It borders the state of Assam to the west, Arunachal Pradesh and part of Assamto the north, Burma to the east, and Manipur to the south. The state capital is Kohima, and the largest city is Dimapur. It has an area of 16,579 square kilometres (6,401 sq mi) with a population of 1,980,602 per the 2011 Census of India, making it one of the smallest states of India. The state is inhabited by 16 tribes — Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang, Kachari,   Khiamniungan, Konyak, Kuki, Lotha, Phom, Pochury, Rengma, Sangtam, Sumi, Yimchunger, and Zeme–Liangmai (Zeliang) Each tribe is unique in character with its own distinct customs, language and dress. Two threads common to all are…

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Naga Lady Dr. Mozhui Awarded $418,000 Grant to Study Epigenetics of Aging

Khyobeni Mozhui,PhD, an assistant professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Genetics, Genomics and Informatics in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $418,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the epigenetics of aging. The two-year award will support the project, titled “DNA Methylation and Gene Expression Study of Aging and Lifespan Differences.” Dr. Mozhui will use her new NIH grant to study the epigenetics of aging.(Photo provided by Khyobeni Mozhui) Dr. Mozhui is collaborating with UTHSC’s…

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The Makers Market Nagaland

AIKO GREENS DIMAPUR, NAGALAND In the vicinity of Purana Bazar, Dimapur, Nagaland, at Aiko Greens Resort, every year since 2016, Markers Market is a place for families and loved ones to relax and enjoy the day with tasty food and local made products. Hosted by a collaborated team from Zatara pvt. Ltd., Bambusa, and Aiko Greens. It has been a great success since the past year as people in large numbers particularly families and young friends are attracted by the concept of making a local market. The organizers largely believe…

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Story of a Seasoned Mompreneur

When one can identify an opportunity and create a product that not only meets requirements and demands but open doors to a whole new industry at a more professional level is when we can call true entrepreneurship. Meet Mrs. Suolahie-u Keditsu, a pioneer in the homemade meat pickle manufacturing business since the year 1996 under the brand name “Aru’s Choice”, no wonder had become the “People’s Choice” all over Nagaland and beyond. With the support of her husband, the business had been successfully running until a tragic accident of her…

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http://rootsandleisure.com  ABOUT ROOTS AND LEISURE  Roots and Leisure is an online platform where people can explore different cultures of the world through stories about local people and their way of life.We passionately promote Local Artists, Entrepreneurs and Creators as their work and art are often honest reflections of their roots and at the same time, act as harbingers of the future of that culture. The R&L community is a group of artists, entrepreneurs, travelers and dreamers – all sharing stories about their roots, their art , their dreams, their friends, their…

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Government of Nagaland

Sl No. Government of Nagaland Departments WEBSITE URL 1 Accountant General Nagaland http://agnagaland.gov.in 2 Administrative Training Institute Kohima http://ati.nagaland.gov.in/ 3 Agriculture http://agri.nagaland.gov.in/ 4 Chief Electoral Officer http://ceo.nagaland.gov.in/ 5 Department of Social Welfare http://dsw.nagaland.gov.in 6 Economics and Statictics http://statistics.nagaland.gov.in 7 Evaluation Department http://evaluation.nagaland.gov.in/ 8 Finance Department http://finance.nagaland.gov.in 9 Food and Civil Supplies http://fcs.nagaland.gov.in 10 Forest http://nagaforest.nagaland.gov.in/ 11 Gauhati High Court Kohima Bench http://kohimahighcourt.gov.in 12 Health and Family Welfare http://nagahealth.nagaland.gov.in 13 Higher Education http://www.htenagaland.com 14 Horticulture http://horti.nagaland.gov.in/ 15 Information and Public Relation http://ipr.nagaland.gov.in/ 16 Information Technology & Communication http://ditc.nagaland.gov.in 17 Irrigation and…

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Merenla Imsong

Profession I work in a multidisciplinary design store where we merge Japanese and Indian aesthetics while taking inspiration from the films of Wong Kar Wai and Wim Wenders. Current Project At work, I have been using most of my time on book research. Post work, I try to make videos with my cousin, half of which I end up deleting because I am not satisfied. Start of career My first onstage character was Daisy- a feisty, snappy housemaid who didn’t really care what her Monsieur thought as long as he…

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Longchen-Homestay Brands 


From door to door and shops selling gift items  to marketing outside the state Longchen crafts is now making a mark in the crafts industry. According to owner Annie Jamir, she started this off as a hobby and slowly started to market them in small scale, and after getting lot of support and encouragement from family, friends and well wishers, today she makes crafts and candles under the brand name Naga Hut. Naturally smoked handwoven basket     She says, it wasn’t so easy to start off in the beginning, “I…

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